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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Review of Dirty Like Jude (Dirty #5) by Jaine Diamond

“Did I suck out all your power?”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Rock Star Romance

Length: 371 Pages

POV: Alternation First Person

Description:

He was her first true love…
And the worst mistake she ever made.

There’s always been a spark between Jude Grayson and Roni “Wild Card” Webber.

Unfortunately, whenever it ignites… it explodes.

And they both get burned.

As head of security for Dirty—his best friend’s rock band—and a member of the West Coast Kings motorcycle club, Jude had a choice to make, long ago. Loyalty or love. Brotherhood or her.

But now the woman he left behind is suddenly everywhere he turns.

Problem is, Roni’s still got a wild side—and another biker for a boyfriend.

… And Jude’s got a fire for her that just won’t die.

Roni and Jude are about to play a dangerous game.
A game they’ve never known how to win…
and their hearts can’t afford to lose. 

Dirty Like Jude is the fifth full-length novel in the Dirty series—a rockstar romance series about the members of the rock band Dirty and the women and men who love them.

Novels in the Dirty series are interconnected standalones, each with an HEA; other books (novella/story collection) are not HEA, but are essential pieces of the overall story arcs. (There are ongoing storylines that develop throughout the series; reading them in order is not crucial but is HIGHLY recommended.)

Reading order:
Dirty Like Me (Dirty #1)
Dirty Like Us (Dirty #0.5) (novella)
Dirty Like Brody (Dirty #2)
A Dirty Wedding Night (Dirty #2.5)(story collection)
Dirty Like Seth (Dirty #3)
Dirty Like Dylan (Dirty #4)
Dirty Like Jude (Dirty #5)
Dirty Like Zane (Dirty #6)

Jennifer’s Review:

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

There’s always been tension between Jude and Roni wove throughout the other Dirty books, there’s even been intense moments of heat, but in Dirty Like Jude you get their entire back story. Both of them wanting more, but obstacles kept keeping them apart. Until now.

Roni “Wild Card” had a sexual bucket list when she was younger and in her naïve mind there was nothing wrong with it…until it cost her the one guy she would have given it up for.

Jude found himself looking out for Roni and then actually liking hanging out with her. He even started falling for her, but then she went and did something stupid like sleep with his brother and that ended it for him. He chose to walk away and kept her at a distance throughout the years, no matter how much it hurt to do so.

Sometimes you can’t judge a book by its cover just like everyone automatically did Roni. She had a lot going on in her life to make her the person she was, and deep down Jude knew that. He just chose to use it as an excuse to keep away from her.

“Does my lack of bra offend you”

“Long as you don’t mind me staring, darlin’, I don’t mind your clothes comin’ off.”

A wedding changed that.

No matter how much he shouldn’t, he still wanted her, and even if it was just for sex he was going to have her. Only one thing they both didn’t think about…when you secretly are in love with someone sex isn’t going to make that go away. It’s going to make it stronger.

“Sweetheart,” he whispered against my lips, “I go down on that sweet pussy you’ve got and I’m gonna come in my pants.”

Dirty Like Jude is another fantastic book in the Dirty series. It has a little biker drama, an ex who is driven from the picture, a mother who shouldn’t be aloud anywhere near bikers or rock stars, two fully stubborn people, and a whole lot of fiery passion.

Oh and Dirty Like Zane is next…about damn time! We got a small taste in Dirty Like Us, but I cannot wait for more!

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Review of Griffins Choice (A Ravens MC Novel #4) by J. L. Leslie

“He lost control, and it was stunning. He was a masterpiece. Just like I knew he would be”

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 128 pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

I grew up near Verdana, California – the tourist town I now live in. It’s the perfect small town with beaches, shops, and beautiful people. Verdana has just one imperfection though – it’s a haven for motorcycle clubs.

I knew when I was younger that I wanted to save Verdana from them. Make it a better place. Make it the place I always loved. I became an attorney and started putting the criminals behind bars, including the infamous club members.

Somehow I lost my way. I can no longer decipher where the line I drew between right and wrong is – or if it even exists anymore. I’m muddling through a gray area, trying to figure out who I am and where I stand with the Ravens MC – the very same club I vowed to take down. Am I the same man I was when I started this vendetta or am I a few decisions away from becoming aligned with my enemy?

“She could be my final undoing. That darkness that pulls me completely into the gray.”

*Griffin’s Choice is book four in the Ravens MC Series, but can be read as a standalone novel. It has references to characters and events from the previous Ravens novels. It contains adult content, adult language, violence, and sexual situations. It is intended for mature readers only.*

Mindy’s Review:

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

Griffin was raised near the small town of Verdana that he now calls home. He is the District Attorney that has somehow lost his way. Is he the good guy or has he become the guy that he was trying to save the town from?

Spencer is currently an old lady to the Sinners MC President. She lost the one man that she truly loved. She just wants the truth on how he died. She knows that she does not have the entire truth. Spencer kind of plays all sides when it comes to the rival clubs and the DA. She is secretly giving information to the Griffin in hopes of finding the truth that she wants and staying loyal to the Sinners.

I will be honest that I have never been a fan of Griffin. I did not care for him in the other books and when a girl that he liked fell for someone else I cheered her on. (I know, I know its all because I have love for all of the Ravens). I was curious to see how I was going to feel when I found out he was getting his own book.

Well, let me tell you that J.L. made me go and fall in love with Griffin (I know, I know) and Spencer. I see now why Griffin was a big pain in the butt previously. I love how he truly wants what is best for Verdana. He has a huge heart for his town and his friends. I love how this story played out. And let me tell you Griffin and Spencer are freaking HOT together! I have to admit that this is the perfect ending to this series.

This is the forth book in the Ravens MC series. If you have not read the other three you are truly missing out on a great series. I would recommend you read the first three before this one since Griffin has been around in all of them. Although you can read this as a stand alone, you will want to go back and get the rest of them.

J.L. Leslie, Thank you so much for an incredible series, a book family to love and blowing me away with your stories!

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Review of Back To You (The Road Back Home Series #1) by Nicole Dykes

A Curse on the Keller Brothers

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 178 pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

The things we go through in our youth can either leave you broken or toughen you up.
In some cases, it does both.
What would you do for love? How far would you go to make sure you and the one you love most don’t end up on a path leading to nowhere?
When Maddison James is faced with a heartbreaking decision, love is tested, betrayal is imminent, and two brothers will never be the same.

Mindy’s Review:

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

This is going to be a different type of review than what I normally give you.. Usually I would give you a run down of the characters and what happens to them. Not this time! Everyone should go get this book and fall in love with Maddison and Logan the same way that I did. Fall in love with every page, get mad at them and then fall in love with them all over again. Here is what I will say.

Maddison has always had a dream to get out of her small town and away from her abusive father and make something of herself. Logan on the other hand loves where he is at and wants to stay in the family business. And all he wants is to have Maddison by his side.

Maddison does get her chance to leave but it has hurt, lies and betrayal leaving a path. When her past comes back to bite her she has to face it head on. And all I can say is Maddison and Logan make one hell of a team, even if he hates her for lying to him.

Go get this book! You will have a new book family to love!! Oh and for the record it was so good I read it all in a couple of hours while my entire family was asleep. You cannot put this down once you start. Totally worth not getting any sleep.

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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 Why Him? (Mistaken Identities #1) by Rie Warren

“I want more with you. Always have. Always will.”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 188 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

If you believe in romance . . .

I don’t want to know his full name.
I don’t even want his phone number.
In fact, the only thing I want from Jude is the filthy hot sex the masterful hung stud delivers on a weekly basis.
He’s way too young for me . . . and much too good at fulfilling my every dirty desire.
He definitely isn’t supposed to show up one morning on my doorstep with an offer I can’t refuse.
Now he’s in my life on a daily basis, and I can’t shake him no matter how hard I try.

He’s absolutely unsuitable.
She’s everything he knew he wanted from the first moment he saw her.

A book full of filthy sex and beautiful tortured romance. Why Him? is a standalone novel with a tear-worthy HEA, no cheating, no cliffhangers, just all yes. Keep the fan handy, you’ll need it.

Jennifer’s Review:

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

Goodness gracious, this book jumps right into pure hotness. Definitely keep a fan handy! Or a toy!

Cady is a divorcee with two kids. She and her ex-husband are both divorce attorneys, but she’s better. All her time is spent working or with her kids. One night she’s out having a drink when a stranger hits on her and all of her normal brush-offs don’t seem to work, which makes her do something completely out of the ordinary…room 27 every Thursday night.

“I was just scratching that itch, you know? No names. No details. Then he arrives at my house. He’s too young. Too brawny. Too … ohmygod he’s really talented. How am I supposed to look at him like I don’t want to have him in bed every Thursday night?”

Jude is an ex- NFL player. Due to an injury he finds himself wanting to get back to his roots, starting with the coach who got him started. Meeting ‘Catherine’ wakes up something him. He looks forward to Thursday nights and the feel of her skin, but he wants more. It isn’t until he ends up on Cady’s (aka Catherine’s) doorstep for a job that he’ll finally get his wish. He’ll get to know her better, but she’ll refuse to go back to room 27 after he becomes a daily part of her life.

“…the only MILF I was interested in was Cady.”

Jude is the perfect man. He’s patient. He’s sweet. And oh my goodness he’s even wonderful with her boys.

Cady needs to learn to open up, stop worrying about what others may think, and follow her heart.

Why Him? is another sex-tastic book from Rie Warren. I couldn’t put it down! It was captivating, sexy, and humorous. The characters were well written (including Cady’s boys). And every page brought me deeper into the story. Can’t wait to read Why Her?.

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Excerpt:

The house was unusually quiet, and I dropped all my things on the table in the hallway.

A long low whistle sounded behind me, and it could only be Jude.

I swallowed hard, my back arching instinctively as if he’d caressed the center of my spine.

Spinning slowly, I steeled myself against all the sexual promise he so easily exuded. Standing there, he was framed in the archway to the living room. Jeans clung to his thickly muscled thighs, and rolled up shirtsleeves bared the sinewy tendons of his forearms.

He didn’t move a single inch, yet I felt his roaring need just as surely as if he’d pinned me to the wall with his larger, harder body.

“It’s Thursday,” he said.

Combustible heat coursed all over my body in an instant. “Is it?”

His low chuckle made my toes curl. “Don’t pretend you forgot.”

I swallowed again, every single part of my body clamoring for him.

“The boys are next door, swimming at the neighbors with strict instructions to be home by six thirty for dinner.”

“Good.” I dragged my gaze from him. “Then you can show yourself out. I’m going to have a bath.”

“Or I could join you.” He crossed over to me so swiftly, I had no chance to escape.

Maybe I didn’t want to.

“Jude . . .” Cornered, I kept my hands flat on the wall at my back.

“It’s Thursday. Do you know that’s been the only day I cared about for two months because of you?”

“We can’t anymore.” I shook my head.

“Bullshit. Being around you every day. I just want you more.” His lips lightly nipped the pulse point at the hollow of my neck. “Feel how fucking hard you make me, Cady.”

Taking my hand, he placed it on the thick erect flesh, the hard hot roll barely withheld by his jeans.

I moaned before I could stop myself, curling my fingers around the rigid shaft.

“You’re enjoying this, aren’t you? Being here all the time. Torturing me all the time,” I accused, but I didn’t pull my hand away.

My fingertips danced lower down the inseam of his pants, all the way to the swollen-hard head of his cock.

With my wrist locked in his hand, he barged right up against me. “You know why I’m not enjoying being around you like this, Cady? Because I can’t fuck you or kiss you or get you down on your knees so I can watch you pant for my cock and my cum.” He nipped at my chin then tongued around one earlobe, giving me the soft with the sting always.

“I can’t rip off your panties and spread your legs so I can lap that sweet wet cunt of yours like I’ve done countless times.” Jude’s growly voice sent shivers down my spine. “I can’t get you out of my head. My dick’s about to burst every time I’m around you, but I’m not gonna jerk off because next time I come it’ll be with you, and the load I’m gonna give you will make you plead for more.”

Ripping free of his grasp before I crumbled completely, I rushed upstairs. Inside my bathroom, I hit the taps on the bath and swilled in a generous helping of bubbles.

I didn’t lock the door.

Looking in the mirror, I pulled pins from my hair, letting them fall to the vanity with little pings of sound.

I knew I was tempting danger and everything I’d sworn off.

My dress swished in a circle of fabric at my feet.

The doorknob turned.

Jude.

He entered. He shut the door. He grabbed my reflected gaze with his before his eyes dropped to my shoulders, to my breasts cupped in the pink silk, to my panties.

He took a step toward me.

Strong. Sexual. Everything.

In the bathroom filled with steam.

“Time to pay up, Cady.”