Review of Take Down (Billionaire’s Club: New Orleans #3) by Mallery Malone

Take Down

Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Hotness Factor: One hot (and wet) weekend!

Book Length (Est.): 90 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Powerful. Dominant, Unforgettable. He commands submission at all costs.

Cage fighter, Gabriel Devereaux, a man of barely leashed power, is known as the Bayou Beast.

There is one woman he will do anything , pay any amount to possess.

Karina Armistead, has come a long way from the innocent girl Gabriel used to know. An internationally known singer, she can have anything she wants. But everything tells her that getting involved with the Bayou Beast may leave her wrecked beyond repair.

Little does Karina Armistead know, but Gabriel has decided that she will be his.

He will destroy anything or anyone who stands in his way.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from NetGalley on behalf of St. Martin’s Press in exchange for an honest review*

Take Down is an intense and quick read about second chances. Two people unknowingly pushed apart by outside sources. Two broken hearts. One took out his anger with his fists. The other took out her anger in the form of lyrics. Neither realized that nothing could hold back the electricity between them, not even a decade.

Gabriel wanted revenge for what had happened to him ten years earlier. He’d earned it and it was time to take what was due. What he hadn’t planned on was his plan backfiring on him. Part of his anger had been misplaced and when he finally realized what was at stake he had to risk losing everything he’d gained in order to make things right.

Karina had her heart broken when she was eighteen and even though later on she suspected he wasn’t completely at fault, the feelings she felt when her world crashed down upon her still wrapped around her. It was those emotions that she poured into her songs, making her the famous singer she was. But she would have traded it all if things could have been different.

Fighting for each other, no matter what, may be what pushes them apart. With a love as intense as Gabriel and Karina’s they’ll want to do any and every thing to protect the other…even from themselves.

My Favorite Moment: The discussion about their third date. Bet Karina didn’t see that one coming! 

Jenn 4 Heart

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Blog Tour: Breathless an Anthology

September 1st is finally here! That means it is BREATHLESS release time!

12 authors bring you 12 amazing stories for a chance to raise awareness and money for The American Lung Association and The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. 100 % proceeds to be split evenly to both charities.


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Kindles: Amazon
iBooks: ITUNES
Featured Authors 

 

Sarah Dosher featuring The Caging: Week One
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Emily Snow featuring Uncovered: Part One
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Ilsa Madden-Mills featuring: VERY BAD THINGS PLUS BONUS MATERIAL
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Skyla Madi featuring: The ‘O’ Intention
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Aleatha Romig featuring: A PEEK BEHIND THE CONSEQUENCES
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J.S Cooper featuring: Before Lucky
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“You’ve got a smart mouth, huh?”
“Are you going to tell me your idea before my car gets towed, Zane? I don’t have all day.”
“I’m looking for someone to be my part-time assistant.” I took a deep breath. This was it. “And I like and
trust you, and I know from seeing you at Lou’s that you have a strong work ethic.”
“You what?” Her voice was loud and surprised. “You want me to work for you?”
“I know that’s not as exciting as being my sub, but I need a girl Friday, so to speak, and you need money,
so I thought perhaps we could make something work.”
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Heidi McLaughlin featuring: Lost In Us
 
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My submission to BREATHLESS is a novella for my novel LOST IN YOU. 
The novella is called LOST IN US 
 
and will release on 10/13
 
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Tijan featuring: Broken and Screwed
 
 
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Jessica Wood featuring: Damian
 
 
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Kahlen Aymes featuring: Lights, Camera, Love
 
 
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K.A. Robinson featuring: Shattered Ties
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Crystal Spears featuring: An intro into Break Me No More
 

 

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Review of Falling for Leigh (A Brookhollow Story) by Jennifer Snow

Falling for Leigh

Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Hotness Factor: Sweet with a little bit of sizzle

Book Length (Est.): 172 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Can she be his cure for writer’s block?

For New York novelist Logan Walters, falling for the girl next door was more than a cliche. It was a calamity! If Leigh Norris hadn’t been so attractive, and hadn’t been hammering relentlessly while he was trying to write, Logan would never have ascended her rickety ladder in a misguided mix of gallantry and frustration. And he wouldn’t have a broken wrist–or a guilty new assistant who can’t type. Clearly, his escape to the Brookhollow B and B was not going to be the quiet, idyllic retreat he needed to finish his overdue manuscript. But it was fast becoming much more interesting than expected….

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from NetGalley on behalf of Harlequin Heartwarming in exchange for an honest review*

Leigh hasn’t always had the happiest life. Her ex-husband left her after ten years of marriage because she was unable to give him the family he wanted and now his new wife wants her to watch their kids. Either that woman was completely clueless or she had some major nerve. Talk about pouring salt into a wound. I don’t care if Leigh has the only daycare in town, that woman was crazy to even think about asking her.

Logan was on the verge of losing everything. He’d already lost his girlfriend, now he might be losing his daughter, and there was absolutely no way he’d make the deadline on his book if he couldn’t get past the writer’s block that was plaguing him. He left the city to get a little piece and quite, but his moodiness was wearing on everyone around him, and ultimately led to his unfortunate accident.

Logan was forced to ask for help. Leigh was guilted into helping. Neither could have foreseen what would develop between them as their time together increased.

Falling for Leigh is a sweet romance with moments that pull on your heartstrings and leave tears in your eyes.

The only issue I had was that every time I would get pulled into the story it would jump forward, leaving me wondering what happened. I felt like I kept getting dropped. It was utterly frustrating.

My Favorite Moments: Every time Logan wanted to hit Neil, it brought a smile to my face. I loved how he always defended her…even in the smallest of gestures.

Jenn 3.5 Heart

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August 2014 – Author of the Month: Norma Jeanne Karlsson

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Norma Jeanne Karlsson, author of The Blackness Series

Norma knows just how to pull you in and keep you flipping the pages. It’s been a long time since I read something that kept me up on a work night, but Shrouded in Blackness did just that. Now I get to look forward to reading the first two books in the series, Blackness Takes Over & Blackness Awaits, and her newest novel, Into the Blackness. Reviews will be coming soon so keep an eye out for them.

Congrats Norma!

 

Shrouded in Blackness

Check out my review of Shrouded in Blackness by clicking on the cover above.

 

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Review of Following His Lead (A Philadelphia Lawyer Romance) by Magdalen Braden

Following His Lead

Genre: Contemporary Romance 

Hotness Factor: Umm…Awkward

Book Length (Est.): 75 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

A devilishly handsome man, a gorgeous red dress, and salsa dancing…

Fiona Wheeler has built a career as a math tutor. Her resolve to remain professional is shaken when Aarón Gabriel looks at her “that way.” She’s attracted to the divorced man—he’s beyond sexy!—but it would be wildly inappropriate to date him. Then he asks her to dance…

With a busy law practice and a teenage daughter to raise, Aarón has no interest in dating. Then he sees Fiona, a gorgeous woman he wants in his arms. Will she let him lead her off the dance floor and into his bed?

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from NetGalley on behalf of CrushStar Multimedia LLC in exchange for an honest review*

In all honesty I don’t think there was any story outside of Aarón and Fiona. I’m mean yes, she may have had a short conversation here or there with her friend, but besides that it skipped through time only giving you their moments together. I never mind when a book focuses primarily on the couple, but in this all I kept noticing was how fast time passed from one paragraph to the next. Hours later… Days later… It just kept skipping forward so fast I felt like I missed something.

Aarón is good man and great father. He’s content with life, until a tempting tutor enters his world and knocks it off its axis. He’s consumed with thoughts of her and refuses to let her push him away.

Fiona wasn’t always a tutor, she kind of fell into it, but she loves it. Strictly the professional she is she tries not to think of her latest student’s sexy father who keeps looking at her like he’s a starving man and she’s a buffet. Surely she’s imaging those looks, because she’s an extra fluffy girl with a few extra pounds and no one looks at her like that. Well not no one…not anymore.

Following His Lead is a story about a man not willing to give up one something he wants or let her give up on it either.

My Favorite Laughable Moment: I love Fiona’s definition of mi amor. 

Jenn 3 Heart

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Blog Tour: Along Temptation’s Edge: AKKADIA by Nik August

akkadia

Along Temptation’s Edge: AKKADIA (Book One)                      

Author: Nik August

Genre: Erotic Fantasy

Length: 320 pages

Release Date: July 2014 

SYNOPSIS: A sleepy Hamlet on the east end of Long Island… A peaceful playground, but what lies beneath may change human civilization, even human evolution… Forever.

Danny, a self-centered playboy, has finally fallen in love. Or, is he an unwitting pawn in the young woman’s quest to save her ancient, secret world. How can he be sure of her motives, when even his own memories are suspect?

Danny, his best friend, Aaron, and Aaron’s girlfriend, Sarah, get caught up in a tangled web of sexual pleasure and deceit, as they try to save another society from impending extinction.

During Danny’s misadventure, many will seek to destroy him. Others will give up their home world to help him. Yet, will they pay the ultimate price? A war is imminent, but how can the human race defend themselves from an unknown enemy?

 

AUTHOR INFORMATION & LINKS

Nik August

Feet on the ground, head in the stars.

The first child of very talented parents, Nik spent the formative years at an advertising agency in Manhattan, along side a father who allowed and encouraged creative expression. With an affinity for illustration, Nik spent hours immersed in any form of artistic conduct. Whether writing and preforming short plays for the family as a child, or memorizing movie dialog and old radio shows, Nik found imagination could be enhanced within the pages of books.

Science Fiction held so much mystery and possibilities,. Nik read and read, until the desire to create the fantasy worlds became a driving force. Nik created over 40 comic book characters, then wrote and illustrated 4 original comic books. Some of Nik’s comic characters were published in a local magazine. Nik’s recent novel writing is a course change. While writing has been a part of the work throughout Nik’s life, it has now become a focus. Look for Nik’s work of insane wine infused ramblings in the DAILY DOSE.

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Review of Whipped by Sabrina York

Whipped

Genre: Military Romance 

Hotness Factor: Holy Closets Batman!

Book Length (Est.): 50 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

Dane Coulter is mourning the loss of his best friend, fellow Special Ops buddy, Cody. Oh, Cody didn’t die. It’s worse. He’s getting married. Cody is, in Dane’s opinion, whipped.

Dane swears he will never suffer the same fate. But when he meets a woman who can take all his dominant loving and beg for more, he realizes he may have met his match. It’s a damn shame she’s the one woman in the world his man-code deems untouchable…his best friend’s sister.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from NetGalley on behalf of the author in exchange for an honest review*

Tina knows when an offer is just too good to pass up and that offer is one night of Dane. He might not know what he’s in for, but she does, and she just can’t bring herself to care about the details which landed her right where she wants to be.

Dane feels like he’s losing his best friend to the bonds on matrimony and all he wants to do is reclaim a little manhood for himself…even if it’s a single night with a hooker. What he doesn’t expect is for his night of passion to turn into a need to keep her around a little longer.

Whipped is a quick read about a girl getting her longtime love right where she wants him…up against her and begging for more. It’s part of the Brought to His Knees anthology, which ensures other reads that are just as hot.

My Favorite Moment: When Dane was having two conversations at once, one with a pissed off Tina and another one with a confused and semi-irrational Cody. Hilarious! 

Jenn 4 Heart

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