Review of Nothing But Trouble (Credence, Colorado #1) by Amy Andrews

“Six years of professionalism, bickering, and friendship. Best. Foreplay. Ever.” 

 

Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Length: 400 Pages

POV: Third Person

Description:

For five years, Cecilia Morgan’s entire existence has revolved around playing personal assistant to self-centered former NFL quarterback Wade Carter. But just when she finally gives her notice, his father’s health fails, and Wade whisks her back to his hometown. CC will stay for his dad—for now—even if that means ignoring how sexy her boss is starting to look in his Wranglers.

To say CC’s notice is a bombshell is an insult to bombs. Wade can’t imagine his life without his “left tackle.” She’s the only person who can tell him “no” and strangely, it’s his favorite quality. He’ll do anything to keep her from leaving, even if it means playing dirty and dragging her back to Credence, Colorado, with him.

But now they’re living under the same roof, getting involved in small-town politics, and bickering like an old married couple. Suddenly, five years of fighting is starting to feel a whole lot like foreplay. What’s a quarterback to do when he realizes he might be falling for his “left tackle”? Throw a Hail Mary she’ll never see coming, of course.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from Entangled Publishing via NetGalley.*

Cecilia has to be one of the best PA’s ever. The things she’s had to do over the past five and a half years is beyond insane. Everything from supporting Nerds habits to consoling Wade’s latest conquest. Not to mention doing it 24/7.

Wade is kind of self centered. Yes, he’s NFL royalty. But, to everyone in his hometown he’s just Wade, and no one minds telling him the way things are. Credence may be a dying town, but the people in it are refreshing.

Being in Credence effects Cecilia and Wade in ways neither ever expected. The small town magic wound around them changing a strictly work relationship into a friendship then into…more.

“It’s just…seeing you in my number…it hits me right here.” He slapped his abdomen. “I’m not one of those guys who needs to brand a woman, but when I see you in that shirt it makes me want to get a big black Sharpie or a tattoo gun and mark it all over your skin.”

Nothing But Trouble is an entertaining romance story that’s wrapped in humor. I love how Wade’s ego gets shot down by Cecilia and his hometown friends. I loved his mother and her no nonsense attitude. Honestly, I loved all the characters. Amy Andrews brings each and every one of them to life. From Wyatt and Jenny to Wilbur and George they all grab your attention and make you adore them.

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Review of Ignite (Dark Kings #15) by Donna Grant

“There’s no other place I’d rather be than with you.”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Shifter Romance, Suspense

Length: 416 Pages

POV: Third Person

Description:

Every inch of him was molded as if from granite…and her blood ran like fire…

For centuries, V has waited to awaken from his doomed sleep and reclaim his destiny. But this Dragon King–one among a legion of legendary warriors sworn to protect the human race from darkness–must first find a way to win back his sword. Wield its power. And try not to fall prey to his own illicit desires.

Claire may possess the beauty and soul of a goddess but V knows better than to mess with a mere mortal. Still, he instinctively knows that Claire is The One who can help him regain the use of his sword and restore his place at Dreagan. But if she learns the truth about who–and what–he really is, her memories of him would be erased forever. How can V love Claire truly, madly, deeply…and protect her from the forces of fire and darkness that could destroy them both?

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from St. Martin’s Press via NetGalley.*

I have to start off my review by saying that I have never read A Dark Kings Novel before and did not know this was #15 until I added it to my reading list on Goodreads. I have to admit it was a bit overwhelming in the beginning and at time throughout the book because it references a lot of things that happened in the past, but it also attempts to explain them so I do have to give credit there.

V is a Dragon King. One who apparently has slept most of his life. When he awakens bad things seem to happen. No one knows if it’s his doing or coincidence, but this time there hasn’t been anything catastrophic. Then again, this time there’s Claire.

Claire apparently had a run in with the Dragon Kings in a previous novel, but in this one she hides the fact that she knows of their existence. That isn’t all she’s hiding. However, all does come out in the end.

There a few Dragon Kings who play matchmaker with V and Claire, but putting them in the same place at the same time works better than any could have anticipated. They have been drawn toward each other, but fighting it. Some things can’t be fought long. They have one hell of a connection.

Ignite is an exciting journey of love, which just happens to take place on the edge of battle. The Dark, The Others, and psychotic queen, and a determined fae…one can only guess what the next book will hold.

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Review of The Rookie (Fire’s Edge #2) by Abigail Owen

“The deeper this goes, the more I’m sure.” 

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Suspense, Shifters

Length: 298 Pages

POV: Alternating First Person

Description:

To escape exile, Aidan Paytah has had to prove himself worthy. Every second of every damn day. He fought with everything he had to earn his precarious place on the Huracán team of dragon shifter enforcers. He can’t fail or afford distractions, no matter how temptingly sweet. Total loyalty to the clans and dedication to his team is the only way.

Sera Morrison lost her parents and her husband in short order, leaving her a single mother running her family winery alone. Nothing could ever have prepared her for the discovery that she’s a destined dragon mate. But once she finds out, there’s only one man she wants—the one who walks away.

However, the Alliance Council has its own agenda. They want to use her as a political pawn and force a mating that could ultimately kill her to save the High King. Aidan has no choice but to kidnap her, even if it means their close proximity reinforces their own mating bond. And mating with him could end up being a far worse fate for Sera….

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author via Entangled Publishing.*

Sera didn’t want to know about dragons. She didn’t want to run a vineyard by herself, even if it once belonged to her family. She especially did not want to keep having dreams about a sexy dragon who wanted absolutely nothing to do with her in reality. What she wanted was to keep her son safe.

Aidan had been drawn toward Sera since the first time he’d met her. He couldn’t even sleep without seeing her in his dreams. But he was the orphan, the rookie, and he had to focus on proving himself to his team. He didn’t need the entanglements of a human woman.

Sera’s temper brought forth her dragon mate traits. It also meant she was a threat to her own son if she didn’t find her mate. Problem was she didn’t want to go to the Mating Council, she wanted Aidan to feel the same way she did toward him. She wanted him as a mate and a dad for her son.

The Mating Council got a little too excited to find out what Sera’s mark showed, but it was all too obvious their intentions, causing everything to go crazy. Add in someone obsessed with Sera who will betray his team and a unorthodox mating that will cause complications not only to Sera but her son.

The Rookie is a stubborn romance with sexy hot dreams turned reality, a stalker like suspense, and a storyline that will capture your attention. Fire’s Edge is a wonderfully entertaining series and I cannot wait to read more.

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Review of The Sage and The Savage (Dark Desire #2) by Viola Calvary

“I like it when you hiss at me, kitten.”

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance, Fantasy, Suspense

Length: 238 Pages

POV: Third Person

Description:

Dahlia and Kenny are back and things are heating up.

An enemy stalks the night, targeting psychics in Dahlia’s force. When evidence turns up pointing straight at Dahlia, it’s up to her and Kenny to face off against an opponent more powerful than they had ever imagined. But, when Dahlia is left broken, bloody, and hunted and Kenny is forced to do the unthinkable to keep her out of ancient evil’s grip, they need answers about the nameless creature stalking them. Unfortunately the only being with those answers may be the very demon that’s woken in Dahlia’s mind. And he’s got other plans for the two captains.
Caught in the Puppet Master’s web, hunted by both allies and enemies can Dahlia and Kenny survive?

Kenny’s eyes gleamed with anger and he moved fast, pushing her hard against the stone. Her head snapped back into the hand he’d placed behind it. He gripped her hair tightly.

“You’re mine, Dahlia,” he snarled. “I would’ve torn them to shreds before letting them take you.”

Dahlia bared her own teeth and snarled back at him as the press of his body against hers stirred her insane desire, already so close to the surface when she was near him. That blind, animal lust mixed with her anger and found resonance with him, pushing sanity out of her skull.

She sunk the nails of her hands into the skin of his back as he pulled her head back and bit into the side of her neck. He pressed his body harder against her, keeping her trapped between him and the stone. She felt him hard as his sharp, burning need washed over her mind. The desire to feel him take her coursed through her like fire. She wanted to taste him, feel the emotions boiling inside her spill out and consume him.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

After a large win in book one Dahlia has to face an even bigger enemy this time around. How do you kill a god? She’ll discover how and Leon will be right there beside her whether she wants him to or not. Of course so will Kenny.

“If I find him first I’m gunna tear off his arms and legs and leave him pinned up on my sword to bleed out. If annoys me when people fuck with you.”

Pretty sure Kenny’s dragon claimed Dahlia as it’s own, just as he did. Their magnetism is off the charts and yes, you’ll finally find out why their crazy connection keeps getting stronger.

“Don’t fucking leave me,” he snarled. “If there’s any sanity in my skull, anything that keeps me human, I’ll lose it if I see someone else in your eyes.”

The Sage and The Savage brings us on a new and insane journey. Just when you think things will work in their favor something else will pop up completely changing the game. The pages are filled with ravenous sex, brutal battle, and the strength of a team. Definitely looking forward to book three!

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Review of Adoring You (Troublesome Affections, #0) by Vic Tyler

“I wanted all of her, the whole package.”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Length: 109 Pages

POV: Alternating First Person

Description:

Fame. Glamour. Stardom.
There’s nothing Michele could want that she can’t have.
Except for the attention of the man acting like she doesn’t exist.
It was by pure accident that she fell on him – and maybe, for him – upon a chance encounter. After sharing one night of musical passion, she can’t help but hope for more, only to leave broken-hearted.
Because when another person is involved, he has to want her just as much as she wants him.

Music. Passion. Innovation.
Peter’s life was simple before her.
The only thing on his mind was his travels and his work.
Until her voice and her smile started to consume his thoughts.
What started as curiosity turned to intrigue and then to something more.
When his job calls him back to reality, he must choose between his head and his heart.

Adoring You is a sweet, steamy, standalone romance novella.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from the author.*

Michelle, opera singer turned to theatre, top of her game, and yet nervous to meet the one man who caught her attention. Peter.

Peter, a uniquely talented conductor, and yet shy. He has a way of changing music so that you feel what he wants you to feel. To Michelle his technique is genius.

They each are intrigued by one another, however to hesitant to actually make a move without the assistance of a mutual friend. All it takes is one sentence and then they can’t stay away from each other.

Adoring You is a fast paced love story. It goes by so quickly with the exception of the beginning, which is very slow. Once they meet though, it’s them planning ways to spend time together, then next thing he’s asking an important question, and then it jumps ahead 5 years. 5 years!

The storyline is interesting it all just sped by too quickly for me.

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Author inspired video:

 

Review for Moonlight & Whiskey by Tricia Lynne

“I know it in my soul that your body was made for mine.”

 

Genre:  Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy

Length: 270 Pages

POV: First Person

Description:

When life gives you curves, you gotta learn how to rock them.

Successful businesswoman Avery Barrows likes her dips and curves, but she’s sick of the haters telling her that she should be ashamed of her body instead of embracing it. Determined to send them a big f*** you, Avery resolves to cut loose during a girls’ trip, hightailing her quick-mouthed, plus-sized self to New Orleans. So, what’s a smart woman with a little extra gotta do to get laid in this town?

Not much if you ask Declan McGinn, the lead singer of BlackSmith. Tall, dark, and tattooed, with a body made for sin, Declan prefers his women as curvy as his guitars. Avery’s sharp tongue and keen mind makes him want her even more.

As they burn up the sheets, Avery and Declan realize this is no one-night (or even one-week) stand. But for all of her bluster, Avery isn’t sure she can handle any more rejection. Besides, Declan has demons of his own. Now Avery has a choice to make: play it safe, or place her trust in the hands of a man who’s as tempting as the devil himself.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept via NetGalley.*

Avery and her girlfriend slip down to New Orleans post Mardi Gras for a little fun and relaxation. She may have wanted to get her groove on, but never expected to lose her heart in a matter of days.

Declan doesn’t do relationships. No one has ever captured his attention long enough. However, one little mishap in a lobby where he not only literally fell over Avery, but then proceeded to get his balls handed to him by her, and he was a goner.

From the very beginning Moonlight & Whiskey captured my attention. At first it was a trip to get waxed that had me laughing so hard I was crying. Followed by steamy rock star loving that had me needing a cold shower. And it was all mixed up with the things that randomly flew out of Avery’s mouth. Tricia Lynne did an incredible job with this book!

I also wanted to add that Avery is a curvy girl (like me) and the things she worries about are genuine concerns for girls like us. Her character was written perfectly to portray real world truths, wrapped in a little sass for entertainment. Okay, a lot of sass. Her mouth has almost no filter. Love it!

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Book inspired video. By the way…I love this song!

 

Review of Ice Hot (New York Nighthawks #1) by Tracy Goodwin

“Fierce. Feisty. Mine.”

 

Genre: Sport Romance

Length: 211 Pages

POV: Alternating First Person

Description:

The Nighthawks are hockey’s new expansion team. They’re ice hot. And they’re all about the chase.

Christian: They call me a hockey god because I’m a beast on the ice . . . and off. Men want to be me and women just want me. But now that the New York Nighthawks expect me to lead their team to victory, it’s all work and no play. My eyes are on the prize. Until I meet Serena Ellis, a sexy, curvalicious blonde who doesn’t know me from jack. And just like that, I’m hooked.

Serena: I don’t do one-night stands—especially with celebrity jocks who date models. Lots of models. But the god of hockey is a temptation that’s hard for mere mortals to resist. And after the best kiss of my life, I’m ready to throw my one-night stand rule out the window. Except Christian Chase won’t let me. He doesn’t want a one-night stand. He wants it all.

Jennifer’s Review:

*I received this book free from Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept.*

Christian appeared to be this ladies man who could get anyone he wanted. And he could, problem was he didn’t really want any of them. He instead put his focus on his new team and trying to make them an actual team.

Serena is the girl who came from money, but could never live up to her parents idea of what she should be (or look like) so she basically walked away from the money and made her own way.

Thanks to a blue raspberry Slurpee incident not only did Christian and Serena meet, but they did it with a style no one could ever match. Right down to her strutting out in his shirt. Drool bib for Christian…definitely needed. LOL!

“Too late for peace. I have Slurpee goo in my underwear, you’ve frozen my lady parts, and now the ice is melting.” She looks down at the blue puddle on the concrete. “Oh, God. It’s dripping. It looks like I’m peeing a Smurf in public.”

Ice Hot is sweet, spicy, and hilarious to boot. From drunken flirty moms to panties in pockets there was never really a dull moment. It was a great way to start a series and I can’t wait to see what’s in store for book two.

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