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Review of Mr. Big by Delancy Stewart

“Are you always this much of an asshole? Or only on Fridays?”

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 243 pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

He’s tortured and dark, angsty and arrogant. You want the truth? He’s kind of an A-hole.
He’s also the CEO.

Everything in my life goes according to plan, and that’s the way I like it. I got the degree. I got the job. Now I just need to prove that I have what it takes to succeed in the real world.

If there’s one thing that’s not in my plans, it’s falling in love with my boss.

Most relationships don’t start with one person calling the other out in public for being an arrogant jerk. Then again, most CEOs don’t cut their own employees in line at the coffeehouse and bark orders at people like they own the place.

Maybe pissing Oliver Cody off isn’t the right move. And now that he’s part of my world, all my plans go straight to hell.


Mindy’s Review:

*I received an ARC of this book free from Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept in exchange for an honest review*

Oliver Cody used to be the CEO of Cody Technology. The company that he helped build with his dad.  Wanting to experience life a little he leaves town and everything behind. When he receives a phone call that brings him back home he learns the truth about himself. Now that he knows the truth he needs to decide if he wants to be a part of the company or not. Oliver is learning to live with the fact that he was adopted but struggles with the fact that they never told him and he had to find out by their death.

Holland O’Dell has her life planned step by step. She got a job at Cody Technology and wants to prove herself so she can get the position that she really wants. Even with all of her determination she still needs help with a report that she is working on. And that where she runs into a arrogant man at a coffee shop that is willing to lend a helping hand.

Oliver likes the fact that Holland doesn’t know who he really is. He can be himself and forget about all of the issues that he is dealing with. Helping her with her work takes him back to the parts of the job that he loved. All things seem well until he tells her his real name. Knowing that she needs his help to land an account that the company needs she decides to give him a break after all that he has been through. What she didn’t have in her plans was falling for him.

This was a fun but emotional book. I felt everything felling that Oliver and Holland felt.


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Review of Going All In by Stephanie C Lyons-Keeley and Wayne J Keeley

Friendships will be tested!

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 306 pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

Three mismatched suburban couples, Steve and Katie, Marty and Erin, and Scarlett and C. Thomas, have been neighbors and friends for years. During a pummeling Connecticut Nor’Easter, the members of the bored triptych engage in a friendly game of Texas Hold’em in front of a fire and over more than a few bottles of Merlot. The impromptu get-together eventually leads to the institution of alcohol-driven, bi-weekly poker nights.

One evening on a lark, someone suggests an alternate payout – instead of pocket change, the winner may choose a player (other than his or her spouse) with whom to spend the night. The proposition takes shape, but complications arise as these things will.

All too quickly, friendships are strained and relationships begin to crumble. Lies are told, truths are exposed, and feelings are hurt. In the end, can anyone bear the weight of this wanton self-indulgence? They are six fully consenting adults, and after all, it’s only a game. Or is it?

Mindy’s Review:

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

Steve and Katie, Marty and Erin and Scarlett and C. Thomas are all neighbors that have become close friends. They play poker every week with each other. When the game starts to get boring one player suggest an alternative. If you win the game you get to pick a partner of your choosing to stay the night with. The rules are simple. You cannot choose you own partner and what happens on  that night stays between the couple, no questions asked.

As friendships start to get tested and unravel there is no stopping the downfall. Truth starts to come out and some sanity gets questioned. All of the characters are so different from one another. They all believe they have strong marriages and friendships. Well let me tell you all of that gets put to the test.

I am not sure how I feel about this book. All I know is I could not stop ready it. I was completely drawn in from the first chapter. This is either the craziest book I have ever read or the most brilliant. One I got to the final chapter I have to go with maybe the most brilliant. It definitely left me with my jaw hanging open.

Go ahead, I know you want to read it!


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Review of Carolina Bad Boys for Life (Carolina Bad Boys #7) by Rie Warren

“Hell on wheels met hell in high heels…”


Genre: Contemporary Romance, MC Romance, Erotica

Book Length (Est.): 155 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Sometimes a Bad Boy can be good for a girl.

Finale of Carolina Bad Boys—the hot southern MC series readers have lusted after! The epic series epilogue includes all new original content from Stone to Chrome, featuring all the usual suspects, plus many, many more characters you won’t even expect.

One big sexily-every-after for the entire crew. ’Nuff said.

Carolina Bad Boys is complete:
Ride (Novella: the book within the book from Stone)
Carolina Bad Boys for Life

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

Let me just say that this is one hell of an epilogue. It includes all the couples we fell in love with during the Bad Boys Series along with a few we wondered about. Not to mention a major jump forward at the end for a little extra entertainment.

It’s filled with humor, babies, and lots of sex!

My only suggestion for anyone who reads it is to not read it all in one sitting or you’ll get completely burned out on all the sex scenes like I did.

My Favorite Quotes:

“Since little human beings are coming out of someplace no one but you should ever see. And not like that.” She huffed, cupping the big round mound of her belly while I eased onto 17. “You’re gonna see my cookie. You should’ve had sex with me last night because I’m probably never going to let you back inside.”

Oh and…

“Will you shut those gorgeous blowjob lips for just one second?”

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Review of Finding Dawn by J. L. Leslie

“I’ll definitely bring you to the playground more often”


Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.):  160 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

Moving to California is the best decision I’ve ever made. I no longer work for my ex-fiancé’s father. I’m hundreds of miles away from my ex-fiancé. And I met a woman who completely intrigues me. Dawn. No last name.

Yeah…moving to California was a great idea.

Only I can’t seem to get Dawn out of my head. The way we met. The way she acts. The night we had together. Now she’s just gone.

She bailed on me. But I don’t give up so easily. I’ll find her.

I just wasn’t expecting what I’d find…or who…

**Finding Dawn is a bit of a dark romance. Due to mature language, graphic adult content, drug abuse, mention of rape, dark characters, and strong sexual content this book is intended for mature audiences only.**

Mindy’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from author in exchange for an honest review*

Drew has moved back to California after dumping his controlling psych ex to be close to his brother and best friend. While out walking one night he accidentally spills his slushy all over a stunning woman. Not wanting to be rude he offers her a shirt wear home. Drew cannot stop thinking about her and he knows he needs to find her again.

Vella Dawn was thrilled Drew did not know who she was. So instead of blowing her cover she just introduced herself as Dawn. But Vella Dawn is actually a world known model who his best friend just happens to work for.

Drew and Dawn have an instant connection with each other. She likes the normalcy that his life brings to hers. When he finds out who she truly is he knows there is more to her besides her bitchy bossy behavior.

There is so much that happens in this book. We are introduced to Vella’s mother. (The reason that she is the way she is) along with some of Vella’s past. This is a page turner so I would highly suggest going ahead and reading it.

We met Drew in the author’s first book in this series “Let the Waves Come In”. You can read this one as a standalone but really you know you want the full story!

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Slap Shot (Aces Hockey #5) by Kelly Jamieson

“This, though…this could be addictive.”


Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance

Book Length (Est.): 259 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

My name’s Max Hall, and I need to f***. As a pro hockey player who’s been away from the game for over a year, my libido has picked one hell of an an inconvenient time to come roaring back to life. 

After my wife died from a rare form of cancer, sex was the last thing on my mind. Same with hockey, the other love of my life. Now, after fifteen months of eating too much, drinking too much, and generally just feeling sorry for myself, I’m facing a steep uphill battle to get my ass in shape and play my way back onto the Chicago Aces. 

So I’m not looking for a relationship. Just sex. Yeah, I know how that makes me sound. But the truth is, I’ll never love another woman the way I loved my wife. When I meet a sexy bridesmaid at my teammate’s wedding, I decide to scratch that itch. A fling with Kendra Armstrong in her posh hotel room could be just what the trainer ordered. 

Not only is Kendra smokin’ hot, she’s dynamite in bed—one of the perks of being a sex toy designer. Since she lives in New York anyway, we agree to keep things casual, no strings attached. The arrangement is perfect . . . until one of us falls in love. And it’s not me.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from NetGalley on behalf of Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept in exchange for an honest review*

If you’ve followed the Aces Hockey series then you’re familiar with Max Hall. He’s been in the hearts of most of the players. He took some time off of playing for the Aces when his wife was diagnosed with cancer and after she passed he just couldn’t get out of his own head long enough to focus on anything. But now he’s ready to get back on the team, he’s working hard and following his strict fitness regimen. He may even be ready to get back in the saddle and enjoy a little womanly contact, but only the non-committal kind.

Kendra was only in town for a wedding and Max caught her eye. Why not have a little no strings fun? She had every intention of never seeing him again, but when he makes that difficult then how can he blame her for reading into things more than she should. You don’t take a one-night stand out on a date or hang out with them.

Max unknowingly cracks the door, Kendra falls through it, and Max slams it and runs away. Yep, that about sums it up when it comes to the hearts of these two characters. Of course when you have someone fantastic in your life like Kendra it won’t take long for Max to realize that he lost something he needs to get back.

Slap Shot is a sweet romance wrapped around very naughty intentions. It’ll make you laugh, possibly cry, all while winning your heart.

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Review of Resilient (True Brothers MC#3) by Gillian Archer

“The love of the right woman makes life worth living. Nothing else matters. Nothing.”

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 233 pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  


Every loner needs a family—and a heart to call home. The bad-boy bikers of the True Brothers MC make good as a strong, silent type shows the right woman that he can speak the language of love.

With her lowlife father in prison for manslaughter, Nicole Walker keeps her distance from the biker scene—until she meets the stud running security at her best friend’s wedding. “Tank” is big, mean, and trouble from every direction. Yet Nicole can’t take her eyes off his chiseled body, or deny the pure electricity she feels when he returns her gaze. Guys like Tank are supposed to be a one-way ride to heartbreak. So why, after a scorching night in his bed, does Nicole only want more?

From his tour in the Marines to his sister’s disastrous marriage, Tank has seen the worst that life has to offer. Ever since his father’s death, Tank’s been fiercely protective of his family—and the True Brothers have always had his back. But nothing could prepare him for a woman like Nicole, who’s determined to break down the walls around his heart. When violence strikes, placing Nicole in harm’s way, Tank digs deep to find the courage to keep her safe—and the strength to love without limits.

Mindy’s Review: 

*I received this book free from Via Netgalley from Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept in exchange for an honest review.

Resilient is the third book in the True Brothers  MC series. I really enjoyed Nicole and Tank’s story.

Nicole hates bikers. With her best friend marring one she has to keep her mouth shut sometimes. Her dad was part of a MC while she was growing up and things did not end well for her family. While at the wedding she cannot keep her eyes off of a stunning man that just screams danger. She knows that he is part of the True Brothers MC but her body is screaming to touch him.

Tank is a former Marine that joined the True Brothers MC to keep brotherhood in his life. He would do anything for his club. What he was not prepared for was his feeling for Nicole. She walks right into his world and knocks down all of his walls.

The chemistry between Tank and Nicole is scorching. I love how he can be a strong man when he needs to be and also be gentle when it comes to Nicole.

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Review of Correlation of Fate (The Outlier Prophecies #6) by Tina Gower

“I’m yours. I’ll say it over and over until you believe it.”


Genre: Paranormal Romance, Suspense

Book Length (Est.): 305 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

The accidental death case of a woman hanging upside-down is the last thing Kate Hale wants on her plate. Too close to the tampered cases she’s had to deal with from the fall out of the anti-fate groups of New Karma and Wyrd. Too risky with her ex, Kyle Dillingham, at her heels. And is her partner Ian Becker ready for the challenge? Or is it Kate that’s unable to accept her own unpredictable future?

But when the case reveals more questions that connect it to her real target, finding out what happened to the elusive Michelle Kitman, Kate can’t resist cracking it open and coming clean to her pack. Even if it means she’s playing right into her enemy’s plan and fulfilling the Outlier Prophecy.

Jennifer’s Review:

 *I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*

With a pack baby on the way things are getting more domesticated around the house. It also means there’s more trouble brewing on the horizon. Lucky for Kate Hale and Ian Becker that they’ve developed more connections along the way than they realize and it’s through those  connections that everything will come to an end.

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed Kate and Ian’s story and although there are more stories to come this pretty much brought everything mystery to conclusion. The only issue I have is that the suspense didn’t build as well as I’d have hoped, but the bad guy finally gets caught and the house is officially a pack house with everyone settling into their rightful roles.

There will be a full length standalone Kate and Becker mystery in the future along with Ali Hale’s story. So if you don’t want the series to end there will be more coming don’t worry.

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