Sunday, January 21, 2018

The Ultimate Used Books Haul #1 - What happens when you shop with another romance lover...

Have you ever done something that seemed like a good idea at the time, but when all was said and done, you realize that you might have gone a wee bit overboard?

A couple weeks ago, my friend Ezrah @ Eye Heart Romance & YA and I had planned a fun-filled day of lunch and used book shopping. A local library was having their semi-monthly book sale and the plan was to go there plus visiting 2 other used book stores.

A good idea in theory... 

It wasn't until we divided up our haul and planned to make buddy posts that I finally saw the damage.

The good news? We actually didn't spend a lot and we both brought home lots of books.

The not-so good news? We brought home a lot of books and now have to find shelf space for said books. Most of mine are going directly into the "read and release" pile.

Be sure to check out Ezrah's haul over at her blog Eye Heart Romance & YA. She got a great mix of genres!

Without further ado...

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Review: Double Trouble by Sierra Cartwright

"Tell me you haven't thought about tonight. Tell me you haven't wondered what I've got in mind. Tell me you haven't imagined having two men pleasure and satisfy your every desire. Tell me you haven't pictured yourself wearing a collar that marks you as mine and Jacob's." - Daniel Armstrong

Double Trouble
Author: Sierra Cartwright
Publisher: Totally Bound
Published: November 14, 2018
Source: Publisher

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One love. One obsession. Double the trouble.

This time, he won’t take no for an answer.

For three years, Daniel Armstrong has wanted the beautiful, fiery Bridget Kelly. But when he sees her at Houston’s premier BDSM club and realizes she has an interest in submission, his determination reignites. A charity auction provides a means for him to possess her and do good at the same time. Who could resist? Focused solely on Bridget and the decadent delights he intends for her, he outbids everyone to claim her.

Helpless, trapped by the glare of a spotlight at an auction she never agreed to participate in, Bridget is stunned when bidding for a weekend with her goes higher and higher.

She’s frantic when she realizes the gorgeous, successful Daniel Armstrong has won her. For years, she’s been attracted to the renowned heartbreaker, but she’s kept him at a distance to protect herself.

Then one night, she sees him at a BDSM club, and there’s no doubt he recognizes her submissive tendencies. Now that the devastating Dom knows her naughty desires, she’s doubly determined to avoid him.

When he claims her, she believes things can’t get worse. Then he introduces her to his identical twin, Jacob. Suddenly, she’s faced with not one, but two men determined to make her every fantasy come true and take her to the heights of submission.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Review: Bayside Passions (Bayside Summers #2) by Melissa Foster

"I want you. Emery Andrews. The girl who downs ice cream when she's had a bad date, watches creepy movies from behind splayed fingers, and refuses to admit she's too tired to stay awake. You don't have to be anything other than yourself." - Dean Masters

Bayside Passions
Series: Bayside Summers #2
Author: Melissa Foster
Publisher: World Literary Press
Published: January 10, 2018
Source: Publisher

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When Emery Andrews’s best friend, Desiree, moves away, falls in love, and opens a an inn all in one summer, she feels her absence like a missing limb. Until she visits over the holidays and meets sinfully hot Dean Masters, who’s as easy on the eyes as he is to talk to. After returning home, what starts as a flurry of late-night flirtations quickly turns into a deep connection and unexpected friendship. Now, months later, Desiree offers Emery a job teaching yoga at the inn. Adventurous Emery jumps at the chance and heads for Wellfleet, Massachusetts, to reunite with her BFF and her new close friend, Dean.

After months of sharing their lives, and their secrets, over video chats and phone calls, Dean’s ready to move things to the next level. The fact that Emery seems oblivious to the sparks between them and has recently put her foot down about dating friends just means he’ll have to bide his time.

When Emery finds a naked man in her kitchen the first morning she’s there, Dean doesn’t hesitate to move her into his guest room. Maybe now Emery will see what’s right before her eyes–although that guy she’s got a date with might be a problem.

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Review: A SEAL's Honor (Military Match #3) by JM Stewart

"Damn. You're killing me here, angel. Now to decide... what to do with you... what to do with you..." - Marcus Denali

A SEAL's Honor
Series: Military Match #3
Author: JM Stewart
Publisher: Forever Yours
Published: January 16, 2018
Source: Publisher

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Rules are made to be broken . . .

When it comes to dating, ex-Navy SEAL Marcus Denali has a few simple rules. Never date a coworker. Never date a friend’s sister. And never ever date a girl whose brother is a coworker, a friend, and a fellow SEAL. So why would Marcus dance so closely—and flirt so shamelessly—with Mandy Lawson? Simple. It’s a Fourth of July masquerade ball. He doesn’t know she’s his buddy’s little sister. And once the masks come off, the real fireworks begin . . .

Mandy doesn’t care about the rules. She’s been crushing on Marcus for years, and she’s not giving up now that she has proof he wants her too. She has a plan to show this military man some moves he never learned in basic training. And Marcus is going to learn that some rules-the rules of attraction—are just too strong to fight.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Ten Contemporary Romances I Can't Wait to Read


Hello friends! Is it just me or are there a lot of great books coming out between how and next December? I'm really looking forward to all of the fabulous books that I've recently added to my 2018 TBR. Here are ten contemporary romances I'm looking forward to reading this year. This is only contemporary. There are lots of erotic and romantic suspense books I'm itching to get my hands on.

It's going to be a year filled with great books...

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Review: The Bridesmaid by Julia London

"You've got some wacky ideas floating behind those pretty green eyes, Kate." - Joe Firretti

The Bridesmaid
Author: Julia London
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Published: October 1, 2013
Source: Publisher

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Getting her to the wedding on time is the least of his worries...

Kate Preston just moved to New York, but she has to get back to Seattle in time for her best friend's wedding. Joe Firretti is moving to Seattle, and has to get there in time or risk losing his new job. But fate's got a sense of humor.

Kate goes from rubbing elbows on a plane with a gorgeous but irritating strange (doggone armrest hog) to sharing one travel disaster after another with him on four wheels. Joe thought he had his future figured out, but sometimes fates has to knock you over the head pretty hard before you see what opportunity is standing in front of you...in a really god-awful poufy bridesmaid dress.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Review: The Ones Who Got Away (The Ones Who Got Away #1) by Roni Loren

"I don't know what to say because nothing will undo it. I know nothing can fix it. But how about I start here? I'm sorry, Liv. I'm so. Fucking. Sorry. There hasn't been a goddamned day that I haven't thought about what I did to you." - Finn Dorsey

The Ones Who Got Away
Series: The Ones Who Got Away #1
Author: Roni Loren
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Published: January 02, 2018
Source: Publisher

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It's been twelve years since tragedy struck the senior class of Long Acre High School. Only a few students survived that fateful night—a group the media dubbed The Ones Who Got Away.

Liv Arias thought she'd never return to Long Acre—until a documentary brings her and the other survivors back home. Suddenly her old flame, Finn Dorsey, is closer than ever, and their attraction is still white-hot. When a searing kiss reignites their passion, Liv realizes this rough-around-the-edges cop might be exactly what she needs…

Liv's words cut off as Finn got closer. The man approaching was nothing like the boy she'd known. The bulky football muscles had streamlined into a harder, leaner package and the look in his deep green eyes held no trace of boyish innocence.