Friday, August 18, 2017

Review: Playing Dirty by Kait Gamble

"I've played nice all day. No one is around. Time to do what we want." - Rafe

Playing Dirty
Author: Kait Gamble
Publisher: Totally Bound
Published: March 21, 2017
Source: Publisher for Review

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Sometimes the only way to get what you want is to play a little dirty…

Olivia just wanted to give her best friend the best wedding experience and was fully prepared that her own devastatingly handsome polo-playing ex, Rafael, would be there too. What she didn’t expect was that all their friends would use the occasion to try to push her and Rafael back together.

Rafael just wanted to get through the event with a little dignity, but since his teammates got it into their heads that he and Olivia are meant to be, things have become a little complicated.


Their friends aren’t going to let anything get in the way of bringing Olivia and Rafe together—not even the couple in question.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Crystal Memes: Dusting off some old reviews... (Book Blogger Hop)


Welcome back to Crystal Memes. I am a bit late with this topic as it originally hosted by Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer last week. Since it is a great topic to chat about as my blog turns 5 in just a few weeks, I thought better late than never. Right? 

Do you ever go "way back" to when you first started blogging and look at your old review posts? Do you see any differences from then to now?

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Release Blast: Once Upon a Lady (The Soul Mate Tree #8) by Addie Jo Ryleigh

Once Upon a Lady
The Soul Mate Tree #8
Addie Jo Ryleigh
August 16, 2017
Soul Mate Publishing


Respectable Lady Katherine Baxton, striving to meet the requirements of her station, has become the ultimate dutiful daughter. And now, the Duke of Blackthorn’s betrothed. Far from a love match, Kate is nevertheless determined to do as expected and marry. That all changes the night she panics at her impending future and runs, stumbling upon a private grove, a mysterious tree. . . and a half-naked man.

The youngest son of a viscount widely thought to have purchased his title, Jackson Cooper demonstrates his disdain for the aristocracy by affording himself every luxury available—drinking, wenching, and gambling—while eschewing anything representing the ton. Jackson has little care for his reputation and no desire to marry. His escape from London is all but complete.

Until fate—in the form of a beautiful, mysterious lady—interrupts his plans, enticing him with the very thing he never wanted.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Review: Irresistible You (Chicago Rebels #1) by Kate Meader

"Lady, I've got the distinct feelin' these next few months are gonna be fun." - Remy DuPre

Irresistible You
Series: Chicago Rebels #1
Author: Kate Meader
Publisher: Pocket Star
Published: August 14, 2017
Source: Publisher for Review

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Hot in Chicago series author Kate Meader returns with her all new, scorching Chicago Rebels hockey series, featuring her signature “steamy sex scenes, colorful characters, and riveting dialogue” (Romantic Times). Three estranged sisters inherit their late father’s failing hockey franchise and are forced to confront a man’s world, their family’s demons, and the battle-hardened ice warriors skating into their hearts.

Harper Chase has just become the most powerful woman in the NHL after the death of her father Clifford Chase, maverick owner of the Chicago Rebels. But the team is a hot mess—underfunded, overweight, and close to tapping out of the league. Hell-bent on turning the luckless franchise around, Harper won’t let anything stand in her way. Not her gender, not her sisters, and especially not a veteran player with an attitude problem and a smoldering gaze designed to melt her ice-compacted defenses.

Veteran center Remy “Jinx” DuPre is on the downside of a career that’s seen him win big sponsorships, fans’ hearts, and more than a few notches on his stick. Only one goal has eluded him: the Stanley Cup. Sure, he’s been labeled as the unluckiest guy in the league, but with his recent streak of good play, he knows this is his year. So why the hell is he being shunted off to a failing hockey franchise run by a ball-buster in heels? And is she seriously expecting him to lead her band of misfit losers to a coveted spot in the playoffs?

He’d have a better chance of leading Harper on a merry skate to his bed…

Monday, August 14, 2017

Spotlight: The Forbidden by Jodi Ellen Malpas

The Forbidden
Jodi Ellen Malpas
Forever
August 8, 2017

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A new story of dangerous temptations from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the This Man trilogy.

Annie has never experienced the 'spark' with a guy - the kind of instant chemistry that steals your breath and blindsides you completely. Until a night out with friends brings her face to face with the wickedly sexy and mysterious Jack. It's not just a spark that ignites between them. It's an explosion. Jack promises to consume Annie, and he fully delivers on that promise.

Overwhelmed by the intensity of their one night together, Annie slips out of their hotel room. She is certain that a man who's had such a powerful impact on her and who could bend her to his will so easily, must be dangerous. But she's already in too deep. And Jack isn't only dangerous. He is forbidden.

“Every kiss, every sexy scene, every word between this pair owned a piece of my soul.  I could read this book a hundred times and still react as if it was the first time.  The Protector is a top 2016 fave for me.” – Audrey Carlan, #1 bestselling author of The Calendar Girl series

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Celebrating 5 Years with 5 Things You Didn't Know About Me


Hello friends! Welcome back to my second "Celebrating 5 Years with 5..." post. I think that is what I'm going to call this series. It's kind of catchy. Anyhoo, today's post is 5 Things You Didn't Know About Me. If you have any suggestions for future topics, leave them in the comments and I'll do my best to tackle it.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Review: At His Mercy (Forbidden Lovers #1) by Shelly Bell

"Isabella, don't you get it? Your fight is my fight." - Tristan Kelley

At His Mercy
Series: Forbidden Lovers #1
Author: Shelly Bell
Publisher: Forever
Published: June 20, 2017
Source: Publisher for Review

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Angel in his arms . . . Devil at her heels

One last, no-strings night of indulgence. That's all Tristan wants before he begins a much-needed new chapter in his life. Instead he finds an innocent angel in pink who brings him to his knees.

Isabella is done hiding from the world . . . and her haunting memories. Discovering courage in the arms of a perfect stranger, she finally lets go and sheds her inhibitions.

To Isabella's shock, she soon learns that Tristan is more than her mystery man—he's her professor. But Tristan isn't the only person who's found Isabella on campus. A dark figure from her past has come back for her. Now Tristan will risk anything to protect Isabella . . . even if it costs him his life.