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Blog Tour: Review of Legally Charming (Ever After Book #1) by Lauren Smith

The man was a waking temptation.

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 372 pages

Book Description/Synopsis: 

THE RIGHT DRESS CAN CATCH THE EYE OF PRINCE CHARMING…

Felicity Hart has one goal: Completing her masters in art. Falling in love isn’t part of the plan. She reluctantly agrees to attend a Halloween party with her best friend. After sneaking away from the party and falling asleep in an unoccupied room, she wakes to the sexiest pair of eyes she’s ever seen. Eyes that belong to the one man who could turn her well organized world upside down. When he flashes that wicked, panty-melting smile at her the vow to not fall in love seems impossible…

EVERY PRINCE IS LOOKING FOR HIS SLEEPING BEAUTY TO KISS…

Jared Redmond used to be the ultimate bad boy. But now his legal career is taking off and the partners of his firm are trusting him with high-dollar real estate transactions. Jared’s king-size bed is empty. But when he arrives home on Halloween to find a princess sleeping in his bed – his all work and no play attitude goes out the window. There’s nothing he wants more than to explore the hidden desires of this mysterious beauty and show her just how much of a bad boy he really is by fulfilling her every fantasy.

WHEN MIDNIGHT STRIKES AND COACHES TURN TO PUMPKINS…

Underneath the glitter of this fairy tale romance, Felicity and Jared might have found true love. But the mounting pressure of their real lives takes hold again and Jared and Felicity are pulled further and further apart. Can they find their fairy tale ending or will they be left with the dying embers of what could have been?

Mindy’s Review: 

*I received this book free from Barclay Publicity in exchange for an honest review*

Jared Redmond is a very busy man. Now that he is trusted with high dollar real estate transactions he does not have time for a personal life. When he comes home early one weekend and his brother is having a party at the house he just wants to go to bed. When he gets to his room he finds a woman sleeping in his bed and all he can think to himself is she looks like a princess. Being the gentleman he is he lets her sleep and falls asleep next to her.

Felicity Hart has one goal in life. Complete her masters in art. When she goes to a Halloween party and falls asleep in an unoccupied room she wakes to find the most beautiful eyes staring back at her.

Spending time together has the possibility of falling in love a reality. Both have very demanding schedules and their time together gets shorter and shorter. But when the heart loves someone anything is possible.

I enjoyed this book. I felt like Felicity should of had more confidence in herself. She is one of those girls that doesn’t know how pretty she is and does not feel like she deserves the knight and shining armor of a beautiful man. Overall the story is good and you really fall in love with the characters.

 

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Review of Grappling for Position (Against the Cage #4) by Melynda Price

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“You’re lucky I love you”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance (MMA)

Book Length (Est.): 373 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

This battle of wills is about to go below the belt…

Willow Scott is sweet, innocent, and 100% untouchable. She’s the epitome of everything MMA fighter Regan “Rapscallion” Matthews has always wanted, but will never have. A woman like her deserves more than a scrapper from the wrong side of the tracks—the Scott’s charity case.

Unfortunately for Regan, his best friend’s little sister is all grown up and she’s tired of playing by the rules. When Willow sees something she wants, she goes after it—damn the consequences—and her sights are set on him. With a shot at the Welterweight title finally within his grasp, Willow Scott is a distraction Regan can’t afford. But this willful woman is determined to make him tap-out.

Willow has been in love with Regan Matthews since she was in pigtails and braces. Over the years, she’s all but given up hope of her brother’s friend returning her affection, but a part of her never stopped praying that someday he would see her as more than Kyle Scott’s annoying little sister. If Willow has her way that’s all about to change, and Regan must decide if he’s willing to risk losing his best friend and the Welterweight title for a woman he doesn’t deserve but cannot live without.

**All Against the Cage books can be read as stand-alones**

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

Regan has had feelings for his best friend’s little sister since she was sixteen and kissed him, but she was off-limits, and he went a little crazy trying to get over his desire for her. That is until four years later she declares game on and decides to stop holding back her feelings for him, making it extremely difficult to hold back his own.

Willow has been in love with Regan ever since she can remember, she’s even saved herself for him, and when an opportunity presents itself finally get what she’s always wanted she holds nothing back to get it.

Two people in love. A hidden romance from a brother who’d kill them. And a hitman trying to stop a testimony. Grappling For Position pulls you into the world of Regan and Willow and it’s easy to get lost in the pages.

The ending left a little bit to be desired, but overall the storyline was intriguingly capturing. What I wasn’t too fond of was how the books overlapped. I’d remember bits and pieces from the previous books, but couldn’t exactly remember all the details. It made me want to have all the books open at the same time in order to obtain the full picture.

“Why would Kyle send you to talk to me?”

“Apparently, he thinks we’re like this-” Regan held up his crossed fingers. “He obviously doesn’t know we’re like this-” He made a circle with his thumb and finger, then poked his index finger through the hole. “I’m supposed to find out who you’ve been fucking so he can kick his ass.”

– Oh what a tangled web we weave…

Jenn 4 Heart

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Review of 120 Days (Morgan Family Series #4) by J.L. Leslie

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“I won’t stand outside the fire. I’ll dance in the motherfucking flames.”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 145 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Bad things happen to good people every day. I hear this saying all the time. I’ve never really believed it. Not until I was one of the unlucky ones.

Now I have to be strong and live my life. Easier said than done. I have to figure out how to be normal again. How to be myself again. Only how do I do that when everything around me feels different? When my home is no longer my home? When my mind doesn’t think the way I want it to? When my body doesn’t even feel the same?

I try not to count the days that I can go without reliving my attack. One day…Three days…One hour…

I try to date. Be happy with a man. Only I seem to blame every man I meet. None of them understand what I’m going through. None of them understand me.

Except for one.

**120 Days (Morgan Family Series: Book Four) is a standalone, full-length novel. If you read 90 Days (Morgan Family Series: Book Three) then you had the pleasure of meeting Melanie and James. This is their story.

This book contains graphic material including rape, adult content, adult language, and sexual situations. It is meant for mature readers only.**

Mindy’s Review: 

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

Let me start by saying this is the fourth book in the Morgan Family Series. If you have not read the previous books, you need to before you start reading this one.

The next thing I need to say is thank you! Thank you J. L. Leslie for writing this one. I have been consumed by this series since I read the first one. I’m actually sad that it is over.

James is a therapist that deals with addiction. He helped Melanie’s brother when he was in rehab. Now that he is out James and Rhys are best friends.

Melanie is Rhys sister that was attacked and is dealing with her fear to be able to move on with her life. Sometimes to overcome your fear you have to have it come back full circle. Melanie likes James right away and feels really safe with him.  As their relationship grows the chemistry between them starts to grow more intense and dang is it hot!

I loved this book. I loved this entire series!

Mindy 5 Heart

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Review of Reaper’s Claim by Simone Elise

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“This, you and I; we aren’t over.”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, MC Romance, Suspense

Book Length (Est.): 400 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

In my motorcycle club I’ve earned the name ‘Reaper’ and now I have my claim on Abby Harrison.

Reaper:
I didn’t know what love was, but I knew what want was, and I wanted Abby. When I walked out of the club and saw her I was stone cold sober. She was quietly beautiful and unlike any other woman I’d had before. But she was the daughter of the president of Satan’s Sons MC and completely out of my reach.

Abby:
Everyone knew The Reaper and how he got his name, so I never expected him to be my salvation when my sisters drunk boyfriend wanted to lay hands on me. I thought my innocence would be lost in that alley, until he showed up and saved me. I know being with Reaper will lead to trouble, but I don’t know if I have the strength to stay away.

Being together might be dangerous, but outlaws are meant to break the rules.

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

Abby was the President of Satan Son’s MC’s daughter. Her and her twin sister were raised in the club and although she may hate it at times it’s who she is.

Reaper isn’t the type of man you want to cross paths with and he was perfectly fine with who he was…until he realized how much Abby kept crossing his mind.

“If you have to kill someone babe, mans I’m not doing my job right, and I’m never planning on that happening.”

Reaper’s Claim isn’t just one plot, its several wrapped up in motorcycles, club politics, tightly wound emotions, and some badass people. This isn’t a sweet romance, this is a look into the keep dark corners of club life and how it affects all the people in it. Abby and Reaper may have a connection that keeps pulling them back to one another, but when they’re apart all hell breaks loose.

There is so much that happens in this book that I feel like giving any details will give away the storyline. I can say this… Reaper’s Claim is a very long book, it starts when Abby is 16 and takes place over many years. The pages are filled with perfect balances of love and hate; passion and death; pain and family; misunderstandings and trust. It was easy to get pulled into, but let me warn you there is one hell of a cliffhanger ending.

Jenn 4 Heart

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Review of Dirty Like Us (Dirty #0.5) by Jaine Diamond

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“He’s like a goddamn vampire. You invite him in, you give him power.”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 200 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

What happens in Vegas… better stay in Vegas.

Maggie Omura has never been a gambling woman. As assistant manager of Dirty, the hottest rock band on the planet, she brings order to the lives of four crazy-ass rock stars.

But when the band lands in Vegas, a streak of bad luck lands Maggie in a bind–and in the penthouse suite, with the last man she’d ever want for a roommate.

Zane Traynor, lead singer of Dirty. Rock god. Sex god. Total nightmare for women.

And the only man who’d make Maggie a proposal so insane it just might work.

A night of chance.
An irresistible gamble…
It’s time for Zane and Maggie to go all in.

 

YAY ~ Double Review!

Mindy’s Review: 

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

Maggie Omura is the assistant manager for Dirty. Dirty just so happens to be the hottest band in the world right now. Her only rule is to not get involved with the talent.

Zane Traynor is the lead singer for Dirty. He is a rock god and has a long list of one night stands to go along with it.

Maggie ends up trying to help someone and puts herself in a sticky situation. Sharing a suite with the rock god himself. He has wanted Maggie for so long and she knows it. She has been able to stand her ground for six years. However when she has a rough night and practically throws herself at Zane just to be shut down and humiliated she has no idea what to do.

Zane has had it bad for Maggie since he first laid eyes on her. Knowing she has a screwed up relationship with her dad makes Zane very angry.  Not to mention they just happen to be staying in her fathers hotel in Vegas. Everything with her father comes with a price. Zane has a better idea and pops the question to Maggie to get her father off her back. When Zane sets everything up he really goes all in.

OMG! I loved this short story. I really need the rest of it, and I mean I need it now.  I am just in awe with these two characters and I really need to know the rest of their story. I cannot wait!!

Mindy 4 Star

 

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

To Maggie, Zane is a rock god who sleeps his way through groupies. He’s also the man who causes her breathe to hitch and her body to shiver, which is why she’s kept things strictly professional over the years.

To Zane, Maggie is his girl, she just doesn’t know it. He’d do anything for her, including figuring out how to convince her to marry him. Too bad she thinks the entire thing is a sham and that he’s only doing it to help her get back at her father.

Dirty Like Us keeps you on the edge of your seat as you watch two people who are completely in love with each other fumble it up at every turn. Both too stubborn to admit their true feelings, and Zane is trying, but Maggie keeps thinking he’s not serious. The end…OMG the end! What a cliffhanger! My heart broke for Zane with his last ditch effort. Now I understand all their awkward tension filled moments in Dirty Like Me, but I really need for them to finish their story now.

“You’re fucking crazy.”

“I’m a fucking great friend. And I’d make a great husband.”

She laughed, hard, which cut me in a way I didn’t care to acknowledge. “And how’s that, do you imagine?”

“Let’s see. I’ve got a great cock, I’m giving as fuck in bed, I’m loyal to a fucking fault, and I’d kill for you.”

Jenn 4 Heart

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Review of Million Baller Baby (Bad Boy Ballers #1) by Rie Warren

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“You were always my one.”

 

Genre:  Sports Romance, Contemporary Romance, Erotica

Book Length (Est.): 262 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

She’s NFL royalty. He’s the star quarterback of a tanking team. When she takes ownership, balls will roll . . . and the truth will out.

Rafe Macintyre—the rocket-armed Carolina Crush quarterback—has nothing to lose and everything to prove. All because of one woman . . . Miss Peyton Fox. When the tough-as-nails chick takes over as team owner, Rafe is ready to turn the epic-fail season into a Super Bowl championship. But the winning has to start with Peyton’s love.

No stranger to playas on and off the field, Peyton Fox is born and bred NFL royalty. Been there, done him, and called the plays even before she took up the Carolina Crush crown. She has zero time for a love life and even less time for games unless they happen between the endzones. Unfortunately, Rafe Macintyre has one hell of an arm, and he’s full of hot southern charm. He’s not too bad to drool over either, but it’s been five years since she tangled with him—a mistake she doesn’t plan on repeating.

The consequences of one night of rebellion will last a lifetime. It’s all fun and games until someone gets knocked up.

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

One night and one morning after reaction created a new reality for one Peyton Fox. How do you tell a new up and coming football star, who plays on your father’s team, who doesn’t even remember being with you, that you’re pregnant? For her, she doesn’t. She goes off on her own and focuses on her son. That is until her father passes away and she’s suddenly the team owner. A team that her son’s dad still plays for. A man she’s still drawn to. But her secret won’t allow her to get close to him or anyone.

Rafe never forgot that night with Peyton, but once he realized who her father was he thought it best to distance himself from the entire situation. But the moment she walks back into his locker room he’ll want nothing more than to be with her again. Too bad for him she acts like she wants nothing to do with him.

Spending more and more time together Rafe and Peyton find it hard to fight the sparks they’ve always had, but when he comes face to face with his little mini me things will explode. A son isn’t exactly a secret that can be kept for long. And to a man who believes family is everything, his reaction is amazing. Hers on the other hand is not.

My Favorite Moment is when their son gets to go to family day for the first time. That is one proud little boy.

Jenn 5 Heart

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Review of The Prince’s Plan by E.M. Youman

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“Once a Ho always a Ho”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Contemporary Fiction

Book Length (Est.): 497 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

She can’t trust him…or her desire for him.

Marnie Ducello is way past second chances. Most days she’s fighting to forget the past and stay sober—a combination she doesn’t always pull off. She’s done waiting for Prince Charming. So when a sexy stranger turns out to be an arrogant, cab-stealing jerk, Marnie isn’t surprised. If only her rash reaction to his rudeness hadn’t resulted in her arrest. . .

Singer Danny Roland is no prince. He has fame, fortune, and a not-so-hidden addiction. He’s running from memories of the lives he’s ruined. Keeping his personal demons under control and out of the tabloids is what Danny wants more than anything. After a simple drug deal goes very wrong, Danny decides to make karmic amends—by finding the woman he abandoned to the police. Marnie’s a recovering addict, too, so he offers her the deal of a lifetime: a job as his personal assistant and a safe space in his home to live in if she stays sober.

Marnie is soon swept up into Danny’s world of prying paparazzi and vengeful exes. She can’t help the burning attraction between them, but she can’t trust Danny—or herself. And when Danny’s brother begins to pursue her, Marnie and Danny must both come to terms with the painful secrets that haunt them. They’re both broken…but maybe together they can be unbreakable.

Jennifer’s Review: 

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

Danny is a recovering addict and when his path crosses Marnie’s he cannot get her out of his mind. He wants to help her. Sponsor her.

Marnie thinks Danny wants something, no one offers something like he is without strings attached, but she’ll take is offer nonetheless. Being his assistant is hard work and she’ll have her spiraling moments, but in the end it’ll make her stronger.

Together they’re stronger. Even if it’s just her being his assistant and making his life easier.

Based on the synopsis I was expecting a drama filled romance, but that is not what this is. The Prince’s Plan is about two people attempting to overcome their addictions. They relapse, they have memories of the worst things they’d done while high, they substitute one thing for another…it’s all a winding tale of drug hazed misery. The love story between Danny and Marnie is barely even a hint upon the pages. There is, however, lots of detailed sex and drug usage, but mostly them with other people.

It does describe the heart of addiction and everything one loses, including themselves.

Jenn 3 Heart

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