BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY – Review of Tunes (Beekman Hills #2) by K.C. Enders

“One kiss, and I was done.” 

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: 268 Pages

POV: Alternating First Person

Description:

What’s more cliché than falling for a guy in a band?

A no-strings fling is all it was meant to be for Gracyn George. Sun, sand, sex, and then move on. That was before he strummed his way into her life. Each note leaving a tingle in her spine, their lasting melodies burned into her memory.

What’s more cliché than pining for the one who got away?

Gavin Keller has sacrificed far too much to chase after the girl who snuck out in the middle of the night and left him wondering, What if …

No matter how high his star rises or how many sold-out shows he plays, he ends each concert scanning the audience for her.

What was supposed to be temporary becomes a longing neither is willing to let go. After months of trying to move on, can they sync the tunes in their hearts?

What happens on spring break, stays on spring break…right?

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from Barclay Publicity.*

If you read book one then you already know Gracyn met someone on Spring Break, but in Tunes we’ll discover all the sordid details of that vacation, including the one bad decision which ended it and why she was so moody all the time. But when things are meant to be they’ll find a way.

“Never thought I’d fall for the guy in the band.”

Gavin put college on hold to play music. He never thought he’d make it big, but even with all the success he still finds himself longing for that one girl he had the connection with. Even though it was only a few days something that amazing doesn’t drift away, not even with time.

“And, G…miss me like crazy. Because I’ll be dying a little on the inside every minute we’re apart.”

You can watch as their reunion gets closer and closer, but it’s still so exciting when it happens. And the way they try to make things work…from her meeting the band (loved that introduction, she was perfect) to him meeting her dad (ugh that was a disaster) was such a rocky road, and yet they have that special something that just deserves everything.

“We’ll figure this out, I promise. I have no intention of losing you.”

Tunes adds a little rock n’ roll to the Beekman Hills series. It’s fun, entertaining, and adds just enough drama to play on your heartstrings. It definitely had me cheering for Gracyn and Gavin to make it.

Downside… Oh! My! Goodness! The encore…the beloved Francie…let’s just say what happens will change Beekman Hills and I cannot wait to read the next book in the Beekman Hill series.

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Excerpt:

Gavin

Gracyn’s gone. She fucking left me in the middle of the night, buck-ass naked and in her bed.

I waited more than an hour for her to come back from wherever she’d scampered off to, almost certain that she’d just gone out to grab us some breakfast. Took a shower and threw on my clothes from last night. Well, my board shorts because my favorite fucking shirt was gone, too.

No Gracyn.

No note.

No shirt.

Nothing.

The sun blazes down on my bare shoulders as I walk back to my shitty motel. It’s petty and stupid, but I’m too pissed off to put on a different T-shirt. It’s the principle.

My fist connects with Ian’s door with three solid thumps. The last thing I want to do is walk in on him getting ass when my chick had taken her fill and bailed on me. No fucking way I feel like dealing with his shit over this. I don’t want to hear it.

“Dude, you good?” I call as I hit the door again.

“S’open,” Nate yells. “Hey, didn’t think we’d see you today. She leaves tomorrow, right? That chick you’ve been hanging with all week,” he asks, looking away from the movie he’s watching, head propped up against the headboard of his bed.

“Fuck, man. Forgot we swapped rooms. I’ll—”

Ian looks up from his laptop and leans back, the colorful tats shifting as he folds his arms across his chest. “Jesus, what did she do? Steal your clothes and skip town?” The disgusted look on his face probably mirrors my own.

The door closes behind me as I cross the room and sit my ass down on the edge of the empty bed. I dig through Ian’s pack for a T-shirt. I pull on the first one I find, not caring if it’s clean, and flop back, staring at the water stains blooming across the ceiling by the bathroom. Hopefully, it’s the shower leaking in the room above us and not the shitter.

What the fuck happened? Why did she leave like that?

“Gavin? Seriously, man, what happened?” Nate’s sitting on the edge of his bed, features twisted in concern.

“I don’t know. I woke up, and she was gone.”

“Gone? Or out for a minute?”

“Gone. Left. Bags packed, including my fucking shirt. Just gone.” No matter how many times I go over it in my mind, it doesn’t congeal into anything that makes sense.

“Shit, man. That sucks balls,” Ian mumbles as he goes back to tapping at his keyboard. “What’re you gonna do? You text her yet?”

If only.

I run my hands through my hair, gathering it in my fists, and blow out a frustrated breath. “I don’t have her number.”

“Wait, what? You spent all fucking week with her. How do you not have her number?”

I roll my head to the side, so he can see just how fucking miserable I am. “I spent all fucking week with her. I didn’t really need it … until now.” Jesus, this is the worst. “What time are we playing tonight?”

“Ten, down on the beach. So … nothing? You got nothing? No way to find her?” Nate asks.

“Fuck. No, not really. Just a general idea of where she goes to school, and … no, I don’t even have a last name. I mean, I’m sure I could try to stalk the shit out of her, but she bolted, man.”

“Yeah … I guess she just wasn’t that into you, man. Fucked the rocker on spring break and went back to her Ivy League boyfriend.” As soon as the words leave his mouth, Ian cringes, gritting his teeth and sucking a breath through them. “Sorry, shit. I didn’t mean …”

“Whatever.” I pull out my phone, hoping there’s a message, but this day is nothing but all kinds of disappointments. I pop my earbuds in and pull up my post-show playlist. I crank some old school ’70s disco to clear my mind. And hopefully drift off to sleep.

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Review of Troubles (Beekman Hills #1) by K.C. Enders

“You own my heart.” 

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: 338 Pages

POV: Alternating First Person

Description:

LISBETH RITTENHOUSE keeps her head down and works hard—she has goals, and nothing is going to stop her from achieving them—especially not a sexy Irishman. Because she knows that relationships only lead to trouble, and she’s had enough of that to last a lifetime.

AIDAN KEARNEY lands in the small town of Beekman Hills, New York desperate to outrun the grief of losing his brother. Hoping to find serenity, he spends his days slinging drinks in a small pub instead of behind his camera capturing the beauty he saw before his brother’s death.

It’s not peace he finds when a gorgeous redhead, whose baggage rivals his own, tumbles into his life.

One look.
One taste.
One distraction.
Aidan is hooked…

But when things get tough, will they let their past insecurities win?
Or will they beat the odds, and fight for what they both want?

A CHANCE AT TRUE HAPPINESS

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from Barclay Publicity.*

Lis had gotten her heart broken in the most hurtful way possible…finding her boyfriend with her sister on Christmas. After that she pretty much alienated herself from her family. Luckily she had Gracyn, the most awesome best friend a girl could have. She spends all her time working and going to school, leaving no time for things like men.

“I’m lost in him, lost to him.”

Aidan went home to Ireland when his brother got sick, but once he passed away he ran away from everything. He ending up working for Francie, at an Irish Pub, in the States. Which is where he met Lis for the first time. He was interested from the beginning, but Francie warned him to leave her alone.

“So, what does that mean, I have the luck of the Irish?”

Aidan has to be the most patient man in the world. He cares about Lis so much that he doesn’t even complain about her hectic schedule and even gives her the time she needs. He also insists on helping her too. Nothing like a hot boyfriend and a marker to help you learn parts of the human body.

Of course there has to be that one person to ruin everything and that person is Lorna. You can kind of see it coming, but you don’t get the full impact until it actually happens.

Troubles is a sweet romance where two broken hearts learn to truly love.

It’s a good story, it’s written well, and the characters are all interesting. I’m looking forward to seeing what comes next in the Beekman Hills series.

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BLOG TOUR – Review of Angelborn by JK Allen

“…you’ll always have a home with me.”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Book Length (Est.): 160 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

High school is all about boy meets girl, girl gets demon mark, and girl finds out she’s half-angel. At least that’s how it is for Ginny Gracehurst.

Sixteen year olds have a lot going on in their lives, and Ginny is no exception. Grades, homework, pimples, oh and now the sudden appearance of a demon mark. And discovering her father, who she thought was dead, is actually the great angel Grace. Who is very much alive.

With unforeseen powers growing, she has to figure out who she really is. While also staying out of the reach of a powerful half demon who is hell-bent on bending her to his will. The Alliance, an organization that is supposed to help people like her, is threatened by her potential gifts. They are more invested in their own hierarchy then in upholding their divine mandate. It’s up to her and a new friend, Aiden, to protect not just herself, but the ones she loves.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received an ARC of this book free from OWS Ink.*

Ginny was a just a normal girl, raised by her mother, with a guy best friend. When Aiden and Jacob enter the picture he’s got an attitude and she cannot figure out why. Hello, he’s jealous! He’s obviously on the wants to be more than her best friend train and she’s completely clueless. So she has a moody best friend, one cute guy who gives her tingles, and another cute guy who her gut doesn’t seem comfortable with. Good thing she trusts her gut.

Jacob is a half-demon who wants her for her powers. He’s definitely dedicated to his plan, but he’s a few crayons short of a full box.

Aiden is human, but works with a society of angel descendants who battle demons to keep harm from humans. He lost his family to demons and refuses to be anything, but a fighter, even if no one else really wants him there. No one except his best friend, she wants him all to herself, and turns all her wrath onto Ginny when she captures Aiden’s full attention.

With two jealous best friends, a crazy half-demon, power-hungry angel descendants, a powerful angel, and Ginny…who has powers beyond anything anyone could have imagined Angelborn is definitely a page turner.

Here’s the thing about this book…I know I’ve read it before…or seen it on TV, but no matter how hard I try I cannot place it. And it’s driving me insane! I remembered most of it, except the ending, somehow that changed or maybe it’ll play out further in book 2 because with the cliffhanger ending it has to be a series.

It’s a really good book, but until I figure out why it seems so familiar to me I may be cussing it.

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon pre-order page. Angelborn is scheduled to be released on 9/27/2018.

 

Review of Genesis (The Infinity Series, Vol. 2) by Bellamy Westbay

“…please…” 

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance (Angels)

Book Length (Est.): 339 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

When modern-day twists with the old texts from the creation of time, you find a story that leads a group of friends on a journey, one that will change their lives and possibly the world’s…

The unthinkable has occurred. The love of Alexander’s life was dying. Every moment pulled her away from him. Every second brought her closer to death. And he’d do anything to save her.

Even if that included treason.

Even if it included defying the God he’d sworn to obey.

In a race against time, Alexander set out on a new mission. To scour the multiverse for the three gatekeepers who blocked the way to the only cure.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received an ARC of this book free from the author.*

Genesis picks right up where Revelations dropped off. Gwen is dying from being poisoned. Alex and Jasper are trying to save her; each with their own reasons as to why.

Their journey takes them to distant worlds filled with trials and adventures. While trying to navigate the unfamiliar terrains and customs Gwen is also trying to figure out how she feels about Alex and Jasper. Alex hurt her one too many times for her liking and she tries to keep her distance although she has a very difficult time doing so and Jasper has always been there for her…or has he?!

It’s a love triangle filled with the unexpected and wrapped in a little what-the-heck-was-that. From page to page you never know what is going to happen next. It’s easy to get submerged in the story. So much happens and I don’t want to ruin it for anyone, but it does end on another slight cliffhanger, and I cannot wait to see what in store next for everyone.

*Clicking on the book cover above will take you to the Amazon pre-order page. Genesis is scheduled to be released on 9/18/2018.

 

Review of Tangled In You (A short fairytale re-telling) by J.L. Leslie

“But I see someone that I will wind up destroying and I know that I shouldn’t…that I cant allow myself to get tangled in you”

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 61 pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

Miles Princeton doesn’t believe in the fairytales he reads to his niece. His sister is sick. Her husband is deployed. Now to top it all off, he’s dealing with a stubborn property owner…a feisty, blue-eyed blonde…who is standing in the way of the job he was contracted to do.

When he starts digging into her family for some dirt, he finds out her secret…only he believes it was something meant to be kept hidden forever. Getting tangled in family lies isn’t something he wishes to do, but Rachelle Zellis is different. And maybe she doesn’t know who she truly is at all!

“I see you Rachelle, and I see someone so beautiful. But I see someone that I will wind up destroying.”

*Tangled In You is a short fairytale re-telling inspired by the fairytale Rapunzel. It includes mature language, adult content, and sexual situations. It is intended for mature readers only.*

Mindy’s Review:

**I received this ARC in exchange for an honest review**

Rachelle Zellis is you real life princess. She lives with her wicked controlling mother since her father died when she was younger. She works at her families wig company but all Rachelle really wants is her own freedom. She wants a place to call her own without her mother controlling every move she makes. But first she must get rid of this handsome man that is trying to take her mothers home.

Miles Princeton is trying to buy the home that Rachelle and her mother live in. He is getting no where with these ladies. Trying to dig up some dirt to hold over the mother gives him more than he ever asked for. The only thing that might be in jeopardy is his heart and his new relationship. All he is really trying to do is take care of his sick sister and his niece.

Tangled In You is a re-telling of a child’s fairy tale…….but way better! This is a very sweet, short story of secrets being revealed and finding love.

I am not used to a story like this from J.L. Leslie but I really enjoyed it. I was hooked on this from the time I started reading until I finished. I would highly recommend this to anyone that wants to read a fairy tale with a twist.

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Review of Hooked On You by Brittany Anne

“Sometimes, you need to fight for what you want in life.”

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 217 pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

They were each other’s biggest mistakes. Hers, for letting him in, and his, for letting her go.

Seven years after what was supposed to be the best night of Victoria’s life, she is finally ready to return home and face the memories that she spent so long running away from. She is certain she has moved on, but the minute she sees Gabe Matthews, all of the feelings she repressed come right back up to the surface. Gabe says he’s changed, but can she ever truly trust the man who shattered her heart all those years ago?

Gabe Matthews was not a good man, but he had spent the last three years doing everything he could to redeem himself. When the only girl he ever truly cared for walks back into his life, he is faced with the ultimate test: do the right thing and let her go, like he tried to do so many years ago, or be selfish and make her his. He wants to be the good guy, but sometimes, chemistry just can’t be controlled, and Gabe will be damned if he lets Victoria walk out of his life a second time.

***

This book contains mature content and language, including (but not limited to) sexy romance scenes and plenty of f-bombs. You’ve been warned.

Mindy’s Review:

Gabe Matthews has spent the last several years trying to be a better man. Losing his sister at a young age made him get sober. He feels it is his fault for not being a good example. Gabe has made some bad decisions in his life and all he wants to do is find happiness.

Victoria knows all about Gabe and who he is. When he walks into her life again she tries to keep her feelings suppressed and remember that her heart was shattered by him all those years ago.

Gabe and Victoria have a rocky past. She was in love with him for so long. That is until he slept with her and then acted like nothing happened the next day. Victoria knew not to get involved with her best friends older brother but her heart lead the way.

This book deals with loss, addiction and love. I really felt for the characters. I could feel their pain while talking about Gabe’s sister. I love how this book was written (although it was predictable). Feeling like you are part of the characters is what really draws you in.

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Review of Knocked Up (Crazy Love #2) by Stacey Lynn

“I’m not falling for Braxton Henley. I’ve already landed.”

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 3394 locations (estimate)

Book Description/Synopsis:

First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes baby in a baby carriage. Just not necessarily in that order. . . .

Braxton: I should probably be dead or in jail right now. Instead, thanks to some tough love, I worked my ass off and now I own a string of tattoo parlors throughout the Pacific Northwest. And yet the one thing I’ve always wanted—a family—still seems out of reach. When my best friend gets married, I’m just hoping to blow off some steam with the super-hot maid of honor. But after Cara Thompson tracks me down to tell me she’s pregnant, she’s more surprised than I am when I tell her I’m all in.

Cara: For the first time in my life, I’m living for myself—not for my parents and their ridiculous expectations. I gave up on my MBA, dropped out of the Ivy League, and moved to Portland to pursue my dream of becoming an artist. And what’s the first thing I do? Get knocked up. For a tatted-up sex god, Braxton Henley seems way too eager to “be there for me.” Is this guy serious? Maybe. He sure is patient. Because he won’t back down until I admit what I know in my heart: that our one night standmight’ve led me to the one.

Mindy’s Review:

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

Braxton and Cara have a hot one-night stand at their best friends wedding. Neither one are looking for a relationship but some fun in the sheets cant hurt, can it?

Braxton gets a surprise visit from Cara letting him know that he is going to be a daddy. After letting him know she passes out from being so sick. Cara ends up having a condition that makes her have severe morning sickness throughout her entire pregnancy. Braxton wants to take care of her any way that he can. Including having her move in with him.

Braxton has all he has ever wanted except or a family. Cara seems to bring that straight to him. He will do whatever it takes to make sure that Cara and his baby have all that they need. Braxton never had a family growing up and Cara’s parents are not the parenting type. Together they can make their future very bright. They have to realize they are in love with each other first. Braxton has a hard shell but underneath he is a soft teddy bear that has a heart of gold. Cara wants to be independent but loves being taken care of by Braxton.

This is a very fun book to read. I was unable to put it down once I started.

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