Monday, February 27, 2017

Release Blast: Delicious Satisfaction (Delicious Desires #3) by Sabrina Sol

Delicious Satisfaction
Delicious Desires #3
Sabrina Sol
February 27, 2016
Entangled Brazen


As LA’s hottest up-and-coming chef, Alexa Montoya is known for her ruby red lipstick, award-winning arroz con pollo and a penchant for falling for the wrong kind of men. And when a confrontation with a loser ex-boyfriend lands her in some legal trouble, she’s forced to call her long-time friend, Dante Perez, to bail her out. Only this time, Dante seems different, somehow. More gorgeous, more sexy, more…mouthwateringly irresistible. Suddenly she’s tempted to give the lawyer much more than a simple thank you…

Dante is tired of seeing Alexa with guys who only know how to steal her money and break her heart. He’s watched--and waited for--her long enough. Helping with her legal situation will finally give him a chance to win her over for good. His plan? He’ll seduce her into finally believing that there’s something deliciously right between them…

Despite their chemistry, Alexa can’t trust that Dante won’t leave. But Dante knows how to win a case. And he’ll do whatever it takes to convince Alexa that she’ll always leave him hungry for more…




“It’s just a massage, Alexa,” he said with a smirk. “Or do you not think you can handle it? I know I can.” 

A challenge had been issued—triggering the reaction to prove him wrong. He knew her so well. 

“I can totally handle it,” she said as she scooted her ass to the edge of the couch and turned around. 

He sighed. “That’s not going to work. Stop being silly and let me do this right.” His hands gripped her arms, and he pulled her closer to him as he sank back into the corner of the couch and positioned her between his legs. “There. That’s better.” 

It was better. It was also dangerous. 

Her heart raced when his fingers rested on the tops of her shoulders. Gently, he began to squeeze and knead the taut muscles and nerves. His touch burned through the thin fabric of her T-shirt, and she swallowed her breath. 

“You are tight,” he murmured as he spread his fingers up and down her arms and then back up to her shoulders. 

It felt good. No, better than good. So much better than good. 

“Mmm,” she mumbled. 

“Just relax. Let all the tension melt away.” 

She closed her eyes and leaned farther back until she was totally resting against his broad chest. With one deep breath, she inhaled his scent: woodsy, clean, manly. Her skin heated up a million degrees in response. 

He deepened the pressure, and she melted even more. 

“Oh, yes,” she moaned at the mix of pleasure and pain. His expert fingers worked the tightness steadily, and it began to dissolve into desire. It had been so long since he’d touched her like this. God, it felt amazing. 

“Just like that,” she said on a sigh. “Please. Don’t stop.” 

She felt him move behind her until his breath was hot against her ear. “Jesus Christ, Alexa,” he rasped. 

A hardness poked against her hip, and she realized she wasn’t the only one on fire. Her hands moved from her own lap to his thighs, and she dug into the fabric of his pants. His breathing became more ragged, and she knew this was no longer just a massage. 

He slid his fingers down her arms again, but this time they brushed the sides of her breasts. Her own breath hitched, and her nipples pebbled in response. 

That was it. She was gone. 



Sabrina Sol is the chica who loves love. She writes steamy romance stories featuring smart and sexy Latinas in search of their Happily Ever Afters. She lives in Southern California with her husband, three kids, two Beagles and one Bulldog, and is part of a larger, extended Mexican family whose members are NOT the source of inspiration for her characters. Or so she tells them.


Friday, February 24, 2017

Review: Whisper of Love (The Bradens at Peaceful Harbor, MD #5) by Melissa Foster

"My sweet, sweet angel, you unleashed years of pent-up sexuality. I have a feeling you might need to tame me." - Nash Morgan

Whisper of Love
Author: Melissa Foster
Series: Bradens at Peaceful Harbor, MD #5
Publisher: World Literary Press
Release Date: February 22, 2017
Source: Author for Review

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Tempest Braden adores her family and her small hometown, but sometimes too much of a good thing can be confining. At almost thirty, having watched most of her siblings find true love, she’s anxious to experience her own happily ever after, and the move to Pleasant Hill, Maryland, is just the change she needs. When she rents a room from ruggedly handsome, and closed-off, artist Nash Morgan and his adorable son, Phillip, she thinks she’s found a little slice of heaven on the outskirts of town, where she can concentrate on building her business. That is, if she can ignore the undeniable heat between her and the sinfully hot single father.

When Nash bought his farmette, he had one goal in mind—to provide a loving, stable home for his son. He never imagined he’d be raising Phillip alone, or renting out a room to keep their heads above water. Then again, he never imagined losing his brother, or spending two years sailing around the world with parents who seemed to forget one son was still alive.

Sparks fly from the moment Tempest moves in, and her positive energy and inquisitive nature brings new life into Nash and Phillip’s quiet, confined world. For the first time in years, Nash wants to let a woman into his world, but while his loss made him stronger, that strength came at a price, leaving him walled off and wary of opening his heart again.


A theme that commonly runs through most of Melissa Foster's romances is one that played a major role in Whisper of Love... Destiny. I know that it isn't unusual to find destiny or fate in a romance, but it can be a much stronger driving force for most of Melissa's couples. Take Tempest and Nash, for example. It was destined for Nash to advertise the room for rent, just when Tempe needed a change of scenery. Both characters are at a crossroad. Nash continues to bury his past while trying to be a good dad for Phillip. He doesn't quite know what he's doing, but he'll do anything for his son. Tempe wants a change in her career and is striving towards her ultimate goal. It's not until they find each other that things start to unfold and blossom. Tempe teaches Nash to let go of his demons and focus on a more positive future while Nash gives Tempe silent support and encouragement that she can succeed. It was destined for them to find each other at the exact moment in their lives when they needed the support and love. And that is what keeps bringing me back to Melissa's books. There are no flaws in the plan (sorry, I'm watching The Matrix while typing this). No monkey-wrenches to come between them at the end of the book. And as a long-time reader, I know that this is not their end, that their story will continue on as Melissa brings us back to this family and their friends. Everything is as it should be in Foster's creative world and what I would give to visit it one day.




Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance, and women's fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic, perfect beach reads, and always family oriented. 


Release Blast: Sprinkled with Love (Bachelor Bake-Off #3) by Jennifer Faye

Sprinkled with Love
Bachelor Bake-Off #3
Jennifer Faye
February 21, 2017
Tule Publishing


What does one do with a matchmaking cat named Romeo?

Spirited and beautiful, Jillian Parker is one of Marietta’s newest business owners. Still, her mother worries about Jillian’s bare ring finger. So in order to give her mother something else to fuss over, Jillian adopts a cat named Romeo. He turns out to be anything but a docile lap cat.

One snowy night, Romeo makes a break for it. With Jillian right on his heels, they have a near miss with a passing pickup driven by Avery Wainwright, one of Jillian’s closest friends. A rodeo accident has the sexy cowboy returning home to recuperate, and he’s not happy about it.

So when Avery finds himself lassoed into the Bachelor Bake-Off, he turns to the one person who has always helped him out—Jillian. But will teaching him to take chances outside of the show ring have them both discovering that their feelings for each other run much deeper than they ever imagined?




They climbed in the sleigh and then Avery covered Jillian with a heavy lap blanket. “Are you ready?”

She nodded, clutching the thermos. “I am now.”

And then they were off, gliding over the snow. The snow muffled the sounds. And though the moon was hidden behind the clouds, it was still bright out. As they made their way through the field, Avery glanced over at Jillian. She was nestled beneath the plaid blanket and still clutching the thermos. She looked stunning. He should have brought her out here a long time ago.

“What are you smiling about?”

Jillian’s voice drew him from his thoughts. “Who’s smiling?”

“You are and you know it. So what’s up?”

“Nothing. I’m just enjoying the evening.” It was so much more than that, but he really didn’t want to risk ruining this moment. He’d worked so hard to pull it together. He wanted to savor their time together.

For a while they glided along in silence. He had a particular destination in mind. It didn’t have a name. It was just a spot where you could see for miles. And at night, it was like visiting a planetarium with all of the stars twinkling overhead.

“Are you warm enough?” he asked.

She nodded from inside her big, fuzzy hood. “I’m perfect. This is amazing. Do you take the sleigh out very often?”

He shook his head. “This is my first time. I usually come out here on horseback.” He slowed the horse to a stop before turning to Jillian. “I wanted to do something special for you. A way to thank you. You’ve always been there for me and my family, whether it was helping me with the Bake-Off or being the best nanny in the whole world.”

“You…you really think that?”

He’d obviously done a lousy job of communicating his thoughts in the past. He would have to do better going forward.

“I’m sorry I didn’t make that clear before.” He stared into her eyes. “I really appreciate everything you’ve done for me and my family.”

His gaze dipped to her lips. They were shiny and full. And he was overwhelmed with the desire to kiss her again. So what was holding him back?

They were all alone on this snowy evening. And as he’d come to discover while he was planning this evening, it was a very romantic setting. If he were ever to have a chance with her, it would start beneath the starlit sky. But should he risk it? Should he put himself out there again?

It wasn’t like he was asking her to marry him. It was a kiss—a simple, no-strings-attached kiss. It was a starting point.

He rested his arm over the back of the sleigh. His heart started to pound hard in his chest. He’d kissed a number of girls over the years on the rodeo circuit and he’d never put this much thought into it. But none of them had meant as much to him as Jillian. He leaned toward her.

Suddenly Jillian raised the thermos between them. “Hot chocolate?”

He settled back in his seat. Had he read the signs wrong? Was he that rusty where women were concerned?



Award-winning author, Jennifer Faye pens fun, heartwarming contemporary romances with rugged cowboys, sexy billionaires and enchanting royalty. Internationally published with books translated into nine languages. She is a two-time winner of the RT Book Reviews Reviewers' Choice Award, the CataRomance Reviewers' Choice Award, named a TOP PICK author, and been nominated for numerous other awards.

Now living her dream, she resides with her very patient husband, amazing daughter (the other remarkable daughter is off chasing her own dreams) and two spoiled cats. When she's not plotting out her next romance, you can find her curled up with a mug of tea and a book.


Thursday, February 23, 2017

Review: It Started with a Kiss (Sequoia Lake #1) by Marina Adair

"Perfectly made. For me." - Tyson Donovan

It Started with a Kiss
Author: Marina Adair
Series: Sequoia Lake #1
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Release Date: January 31, 2017
Source: Publisher for Review

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With a kidney transplant behind her, Avery Adams is determined to channel her inner adventurer and explore everything life has to offer. Only problem is, the closest she’s ever come to a real-life adventure was sixth-grade science camp. So to seize the summer in her rustic Sierra Nevada town, she takes a job as a guide at the local adventure lodge. But Avery doesn’t realize her biggest challenge will register at six-plus feet of rugged good looks and alpha-male charm.

As a member of the Sequoia Elite Mountain Rescue team, Tyson Donovan has made a life out of cheating death and rescuing weekend warriors from the treacherous terrain. “The world is my home” is more than just a motto; it’s what scares off women who would otherwise try to tie him down. When his dad’s health lands the family’s adventure lodge in serious danger of going up in flames, he moves home—and quickly remembers why he left. Until he meets Avery, the irresistible new guide who makes him want to stay.

Tyson gives the inexperienced Avery a lesson in romance that her books could never teach her. And with her undeniable spirit for life, Avery shows Tyson the healing power of love. But with one misstep, everything comes crashing down, and they’ll both have to take the biggest leap of all—into the kind of adventure that lasts a lifetime.


I was a bit flabbergasted by the fact that I experienced a rocky start with It Started with a Kiss. And by start, I actually mean the first 60% or so of the book. There was a short period of time where I had to set it aside because I had not been sucked in. When I did go back and got past the hurdle, I ended up really liking the last bit of the book. It felt as if something was missing and, for the longest time, I could not pinpoint what it was. It wasn't until the book finally clicked with me did I realize what was missing... I wasn't feeling the chemistry between Tyson and Avery. I'm not saying that it wasn't there, they are obviously attracted to each other from the very beginning. Once they let their hair down, I was good to go. And to be honest, I loved how free and open they were during sex. They made each other laugh and I adored that. I loved Tyson and Avery. Both characters broke my heart. Ty has been put through the ringer and for him to face a horrible event from his past says a lot about his character. Avery is strong and tenacious. She will stand toe-to-toe with anyone. She persuades Ty to give her a shot and is determined to prove that she has what it takes. The background characters were just as lovable and I'm glad that we get more of them in future books. Overall, while it didn't quite feel like a Marina Adair book, I'm still glad I read it and I'm looking forward to the next book in the series. I just wish I had felt more of the chemistry between Ty and Avery earlier on in the book.



Marina Adair is a #1 national bestselling author of romance novels. Along with the St. Helena Vineyard series, she is also the author of Sugar’s Twice as Sweet, part of the Sugar, Georgia series. She lives with her husband, daughter, and two neurotic cats in Northern California. She loves to hear from readers and likes to keep in touch, so be sure to sign up for her newsletter.


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Review: Crossing Hearts (Cross Creek #1) by Kimberly Kincaid

"Why, Miss Montgomery. Did you come over here today to seduce me?" - Hunter Cross

Crossing Hearts
Author: Kimberly Kincaid
Series: Cross Creek #1
Publisher: Montlake
Release Date: February 7, 2017
Source: Publisher for Review

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Hunter Cross has no regrets. Having left his football prospects behind the day he graduated high school, he’s happy to carry out his legacy on his family’s farm in the foothills of the Shenandoah. But when a shoulder injury puts him face-to-face with the high school sweetheart who abandoned town—and him—twelve years ago, Hunter’s simple life gets a lot more complicated.

Emerson Montgomery has secrets. Refusing to divulge why she left her job as a hotshot physical therapist for a pro football team, she struggles to readjust to life in the hometown she left behind. The more time she spends with Hunter, the more Emerson finds herself wanting to trust him with the diagnosis of MS that has turned her world upside down.

But revealing secrets comes with a price. Can Hunter and Emerson rekindle their past love? Or will the realities of the present—and the trust that goes with them—burn that bridge for good?


Kimberly Kincaid's Crossing Hearts, the first in her new Cross Creek series, was a heartwarming, emotional second chance romance. I fell in love with Hunter and Emerson from the moment I met them. I loved how down to earth Hunter was. Family will always come first for Hunter, whether it is playing referee between his two brothers, caring for his stubborn father, or keeping the family farm successful. So when Emerson comes back into his life and his love for her comes rushing back, it's no surprise that his instinct is to help her. Unfortunately for him, Emerson doesn't want help. She doesn't want her diagnosis to run her life and she's determined to hide it from those that matter most. While I admired her tenaciousness, I had a difficult time with her refusing to let anyone know about her illness. I felt that she could still be strong and independent regardless of who knows. I wish she had realized that before it became too late and it started to push everyone away. Overall, I thoroughly enjoyed Crossing Hearts. As my first Kimberly Kincaid book, it was a good introduction to her writing style and voice. It got me wanting to try more and I'm especially looking forward to the next book in the Cross Creek series.



Kimberly Kincaid writes contemporary romance that splits the difference between sexy and sweet. When she’s not sitting cross-legged in an ancient desk chair that she calls “the Pleather Bomber,” she can be found practicing crazy amounts of yoga, whipping up everything from enchiladas to ├ęclairs in her kitchen, or curled up with her nose in a book. Kimberly is a USA Today bestselling author and a 2016 and 2015 RWA RITA finalist who lives (and writes!) by the mantra “Food is love.” She resides in Virginia with her wildly patient husband and their three daughters.


Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Teaser Tuesday: Can’t Fight This Feeling (Spikonos Brothers #2) by Miranda Liasson

Can’t Fight This Feeling
Spikonos Brothers #2
Miranda Liasson
March 7, 2017
Self-Published


SHE WANTS TO MOVE ON…WITH SOMEONE BLAND AND BORING…

Widowed psychologist Maggie McShae is ready to find someone who won’t make her heart beat fast, her knees grow weak, or make her feel hot and cold at the same time. No one she can really love, because love brings too much pain.

Drew Poulos, son of a billionaire, is hiding out in Mirror Lake, working at his brothers’ brandy company. He inspires those very feelings Maggie’s determined to avoid. The hunky businessman, who left his high society bride at the altar, is the last person she’d ever seriously date…but he might just be perfect for a fling…

HE NEEDS A DATE FOR HIS BROTHER’S WEDDING…WITH SOMEONE WHO CAN CALM HIS QUIRKY FAMILY…

Drew’s too heartbroken to ever trust any woman again, but the sexy psychologist is the perfect person to deflect his family’s attention as his brother marries the woman Drew once thought was his.

 As sparks fly, two injured hearts might just find that true love can be even better the second time around….




He got in her face. And oh, those big brown intelligent eyes up close, those chiseled cheekbones, so much more defined than her own, which really were such a waste on a man. That thick, pitch-black hair, so thick a woman’s fingers could get lost in there.

She tried to back up a step, but he moved forward. “Maybe. Let’s start by being honest with each other. Do you want me, Maggie?”

“We’re not talking about—that. Back off already.” She pushed on his chest a little. A mistake. Because it was hard as boulders and made her knees go weak. “Besides, you just—flinched when I touched you.”

“I think we need to do what you said, talk about it. I flinched because I felt what I think you feel too. That there’s something going on between us. What are we going to do about it?”

She flipped her hand dismissively. “It’s all that touchy-feely stuff we’re doing in front of your family. That has to stop.”

“This has nothing to do with playacting,” he said quietly. “And I think you know that. “That kiss on the court… It was real.”

“That kiss was…impulsive. Heat of the moment, fueled by our hard-won victory.” Joking now was not stopping the shivers that were running up and down her arms. Or the hot and cold coursing through her veins. Somehow, she sensed how it would be between them. Wild. No holds barred. And God help her, she wanted that.

She tried to pull some common sense out of her sex-addled brain. It would be a very bad idea on both their parts to forget their troubles with a sweaty round of sex, wouldn’t it?




Miranda Liasson loves to write stories about everyday people who find love despite themselves, because there’s nothing like a great love story. And if there are a few laughs along the way, even better! She’s a former Golden Heart winner who writes contemporary romance for Montlake Romance, Entangled, and soon for Grand Central. She lives in the Midwest with her husband, three kids, and Posey, a rescue cat with attitude.


Monday, February 20, 2017

Release Blast: Nova (The Renegades #2) by Rebecca Yarros

Nova
The Renegades #2
Rebecca Yarros
February 20, 2017
Entangled


The only heart he wants is the one he already broke...

He's Landon Rhodes.
The Renegade they call Nova.
Sinfully gorgeous, broody, tatted-up, professional snowboarder.
Four-time X Games medalist—
Full-time heartbreaker.

They say a girl broke him once—
That's why he's so reckless, so driven, so careless with his conquests.

But I'm that girl.
They can call me his curse all they want.
He and I both know the truth—
He's the one who destroyed me,
And I'm not the sucker who will let that happen again.





“How many have there been, Landon? How many memories are in your bed nowadays?” She forged on ahead, her eyes glossing over with a layer of what I was hesitant to call tears. “Can you remember them all?”

Heat rushed through my veins, a nauseating mixture of anger, shame, and the bitter taste of regret. My brain screamed at me to retreat and lick my wounds, to try again with her when she wasn’t on offense.

My heart reminded me that I was going to have to fight for this woman with every weapon in my arsenal if I wanted her.

And damn, I wanted her. Craved her. Needed her.

She was the only one I’d ever felt connected to—the only one my heart woke up and shook off the ice for. The only woman who challenged me and took me down in the process.

I stepped forward and clamped both of my hands on the table, boxing her between my arms. She craned her head to keep my gaze, unwilling to back down. It was the quality that both frustrated the hell out of me and turned me on faster than anything—her constant refusal to yield for just a fucking second. “Can I remember them all? Probably not.”

She snorted.
“You want to know why?” I didn’t wait for her to answer. “Because blonde, redhead, brunette—I saw their features for a millisecond. The moment I had one of them in my bed, they all had eyes the color of dark chocolate and hair so black it was almost blue...” I glanced at her hair. “Or purple. I never needed to remember them, because they were always you.”

“Don’t say things like that,” she begged. As if I could physically see her walls start to crumble, she softened. “You don’t get to say things like that to me. Not anymore.




Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and a lover of all things coffee, chocolate, and Paleo. She is the author of the Flight & Glory series, which includes Full Measures, the award-winning Eyes Turned Skyward, Beyond What Is Given, and Hallowed Ground. She loves military heroes and has been blissfully married to hers for fifteen years.

When she’s not writing, she’s tying hockey skates for her four sons, sneaking in some guitar time, or watching Brat Pack movies with her two daughters. She lives in Colorado with the hottest Apache pilot ever, their rambunctious gaggle of kids, and an English bulldog who is more stubborn than sweet. They recently adopted their youngest daughter from the foster system, and Rebecca is passionate about helping others do the same.