Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Review: Signed Over (Boardroom Memo #2) by Lynda Aicher

"Bailey belongs to me." - Jacob Anders

Signed Over
Series: Boardroom Memo #2
Author: Lynda Aicher
Publisher: Carina Press
Published: July 16, 2018
Source: Publisher

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No limits. No refusals. No out.
She’d be his—for one night.

Bailey Brown wants more. More risk. More passion. Her experiences in the Boardroom—open, hedonistic sex with trusted but anonymous members—have been exciting, but that feeling is back. The one that pushes her, dares her to do more, risk more.

Jacob Anders has always been the Boardroom’s go-to guy—caring and thoughtful, he fulfills other people’s fantasies. It’s a role that suits his caretaker needs, even if it’s one that sometimes requires him to ignore the ache of his own desires.

But now Bailey is offering him everything he’s ever wanted. Total control. Absolute trust. It’s a heady feeling, and a huge responsibility.

How far will he go, and will it be enough?

Friday, July 13, 2018

Review: I Think I Love You (Oxford #5) by Lauren Layne

"Please. You may be God's gift to women, but I've yet to crack the code on how to be God's gift to men." - Brit Robbins

I Think I Love You
Series: Oxford #5
Author: Lauren Layne
Publisher: Loveswept
Published: July 10, 2018
Source: Publisher

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A game of seduction between two best friends goes deliciously wrong in an irresistible Oxford Novel that brims with wit and sexual tension. Library Journal hails Layne’s work as “exemplary contemporary romance.” 

Brit Robbins knows that dating in New York City is hard—she just hoped to have it mastered by age thirty. But after yet another promising suitor says they have no sparks, Brit decides it’s time to torch her dating game and try a new plan. And who better to coach Brit through the art of seduction than the guy who first gave her the “let’s be friends” card?

Hunter Cross has always figured there’s nothing his best friend Brit can do to surprise him. But Brit’s request is a surprise he doesn’t see coming—and one he’s definitely not prepared for. Hunter and Brit have always been careful to keep things perfectly platonic, but the fake dates and faux flirting are starting to feel like the real deal. And soon Hunter realizes he has taught Brit too well. Not only has she become an expert at seduction, the man becoming thoroughly seduced is him.

Monday, July 9, 2018

Review + Guest Post: International Guy, Volume 1 by Audrey Carlan

International Guy, Volume 1
Audrey Carlan
Montlake Romance
July 17, 2018

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My name is Parker Ellis. You can call me The Dream Maker. This is where my story begins.

There’s a world of women waiting for me, but my journey starts here, in three cities: Paris. New York. Copenhagen.

International Guy Inc. is owned and operated by Parker Ellis, a ladies’ man with a high IQ and a big libido. He’s the most successful life and love coach in the world, and he’s smart enough to know he can’t run a multimillion-dollar company alone.

He hires two friends whose areas of expertise complement his own. They comprise The Dream Maker, The Love Maker, and The Money Maker. Together, they advise the wealthiest people in the world: Hollywood hotshots, European royalty, and the CEOs of multibillion-dollar companies. And sometimes they can’t help it when things heat up and they end up in bed with their clients. Quite literally.

This International Guy likes his playboy lifestyle, and he’s not looking for commitment. After all, there’s a whole world waiting for him. But as he goes from city to city, and from woman to woman, it’s possible that he just might find his own love along the way…

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Spotlight: Small Town Rumors by Carolyn Brown

Small Town Rumors
Carolyn Brown
Montlake Romance
July 3, 2018

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From New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown comes a funny heartache of a novel about overcoming the past, confronting the future, and defying all expectations.

Everyone is talking about Jennie Sue Baker and the mess she made of her life in New York. The former high school queen bee—and wealthy darling of Bloom, Texas—has returned home after all these years, riding on a common bus and bearing two bounced alimony checks. In a town that thrives on gossip, Jennie’s fall from grace has shamed her mother, set the town buzzing, and caused old, jealous enemies to whisper in delight. They say she’s taken a job as a housekeeper, gotten a garage apartment, and might be crushing on Rick Lawson, a simple farmer with modest dreams.

As romance starts to bud, Jennie relishes what it means to follow her heart, find real new friends, and finally be herself—regardless of all the lying town chatter. But fate has another twist in store. Rumor has it that Jennie now stands to lose what matters most…unless she can convince Rick of one true thing—and that’s love.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Review: Sensory Limits Anthology

Sensory Limits
Authors: Ashe Barker, Elizabeth Coldwell, Wendi Zwaduk, Tori Carson, Zoë Mullins, and Fara Allegro
Publisher: Totally Bound
Published: September 19, 2017
Source: Publisher

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‘Yes or No?’ by Ashe Barker
Be careful what you wish for…

‘Cruise Control’ by Elizabeth Coldwell
If she does everything he demands, this will be a vacation to remember.

‘Just You and Me’ by Wendi Zwaduk
What’s a girl to do when she’s not ready to leave the single life, but the right man has come along with a collar?

‘His Lucky Day’ by Tori Carson
KT thought a quick romp in the forest with Stephen would vanquish him from her dreams, instead, their untamed passion ignites a fire neither can control.

‘Bound to Happen’ by Zoë Mullins
Jaymie knows better than to date her best friend’s brother, but there is no way she can keep the sexy Dom in the ‘friend-zone’.

‘Black Ice’ by Fara Allegro
Jaye Ripley gets more than free tickets on daretospankme.com. Jack Blackhurst banters hard and talks dirty. Is she ready for harsh treatment?

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Six Month Challenge Update: How am I doing?


Hello friends! When I set out to do monthly challenge updates, I originally wanted to have quarterly posts that had cute charts and graphics. That didn't pan out because, let's face it, I'm not the best when it comes to making graphics. My goal then became a six month update to post in July. So I sat down and powered through making charts. In the process I've learned that slow and steady does indeed win the race and lowers my frustration level. They are simple, but I like 'em.

So here we are... It's July 3rd and I have finally finished my January - June update. Thank goodness I don't have to do this again until December. 

Monday, July 2, 2018

Review: Rough Ride by A.S. Green

"Do not underestimate me, Cowboy. I may be small, but I can do more than you'd think." - Tess

Rough Ride
Author: A.S. Green
Publisher: Carina Press
Published: July 1, 2018
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Summer in the barn at Camp Winnepauk is about to get interesting.

For years, part-time cowboy Luke has obsessed over a beautiful green-eyed girl he once saw in a magazine. Not a model, just a girl who captured his imagination…and then fueled every sexual fantasy he’s had ever since. When that picture comes to life in the form of Tess, a twenty-year-old counselor-in-training with a sexual appetite that rivals his own, Luke has finally met his match.

Tess wasn’t thrilled about spending the summer mucking out horse stalls, but things take a dramatic turn when she meets Luke. The tall, lean cowboy delivers more than she could have hoped for, showing her exactly what her body is capable of. There won’t be weeks of flirtation for these two: Tess is impatient and her cowboy…does…not…play.