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BLOG TOUR: Review of Truly, Madly, Whiskey by Melissa Foster

“My girl doesn’t swallow well. Noted.”

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 320 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Watch mysteriously sexy Bear Whiskey claw his way to his happily ever after with sassy, rebellious Crystal Moon.

In TRULY, MADLY, WHISKEY…
Eight months is a long damn time to have the hots for a woman who keeps a guy at arm’s length. But Crystal Moon is no ordinary woman. She’s a sinfully sexy, sass-mouthed badass, and the subject of Bear Whiskey’s midnight fantasies. She’s also one of his closest friends.

Just when Crystal thinks she has her life under control, scorching-hot, possessive, aggressive, and fiercely loyal Bear pushes all her sexual buttons, relentless in his pursuit to make her his.

The more Bear pushes, the hotter their passion burns, unearthing memories for Crystal that are best kept buried. But there’s no stopping the collision of her past and present, catapulting the two lovers down an emotionally charged road that has them questioning all they thought they knew about themselves.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from Tasty Book Tours in exchange for an honest review*

Crystal had a rough past; one she kept thinking a little reinventing would overcome. With the help of a therapist and one very determined man she’ll eventually be able to move forward and share the real her with her family and friends.

Bear has wanted Crystal since the moment he saw her and even being continuously turned down for eight months straight could deter him. He knew she was the one and not one other woman could even catch his eye from that moment forward.

She’s hesitant and very resistant, but he’s one good-natured, loving, kind, and overly determined man…oh and how could I forget, conceded.

“There’s no difference between going out with me and going out with a guy who’s not in a motorcycle club except I’m better looking, tougher, smarter, and a million times hotter in bed.”

Truly, Madly, Whiskey has equal parts humor and sadness. They combine well, mixing in Bear’s humor keeps the story from falling into the despair of Crystal’s past. I enjoyed it, loved when the kids were part of it (kids always make a story cute), and oh the ending was pretty perfect for their story.

My Favorite Laughable Moment is when words have double meaning and the innuendos that transpire.

“I’m surprised at how monstrous it is.”

His eyes turned volcanic.

“Ohmygod. The bike!”

“If I have my way, this won’t be the last time you feel something monstrous between your thighs.”

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Blog Tour: Review of Welcome Home for Christmas (Hero’s Welcome #4) by Annie Rains

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When A Lie Becomes Truth

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Military Romance

Book Length (Est.): 185 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

The bestselling Hero’s Welcome series continues with a juicy Christmas romance, a short novel set in Seaside, North Carolina, where the bustling military base keeps this small town stocked with dedicated, lovable heroes.

Three-hundred-and-sixty-four days a year, Allison Carmichael doesn’t mind being single. It sure beats dating another loser, and it keeps her heart safe. Then there’s that three-hundred-and-sixty-fifth day: Christmas Eve, the traditional time her entire family gathers together—and gangs up on her, demanding to know when she’s going to get married. This year, she swears, is going be different. And that’s why, at a charity auction she’s throwing on-base, she buys herself a man.

Sergeant Troy Matthews insists that he’s not for sale. His time is, though, and he’s happy to donate it. Happier still when he learns the identity of the winning bidder: the redhead with the killer good looks and smart mouth who runs the veteran’s center. Allison needs Troy’s help to fool her family into believing they’re an item, and he’s all too happy to indulge her. But by the time Christmas Eve rolls around, their little charade is working a little too well . . . because Troy’s falling head over heels.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from Tasty Book Tours in exchange for an honest review*

Allison hasn’t had much luck in finding the right man. As a matter of fact her mother can always tell what’s wrong with them right from the beginning, but she never listens. Now she just wants to be single and not have her family scheduling a dating intervention. In order to do that she buys Troy at an action to act as her fake boyfriend.

Allison had caught Troy’s attention from the first time he’d met her so when she proposed her crazy arrangement idea to him he agreed. He got to spend time with a gorgeous woman who he’d wanted to spend time with and all with no strings attached, what could be better than that.

I loved Troy! Even when he wasn’t trying he was the epitome of a gentleman. He was there for her. He took care of her. And when it mattered most he stepped up instead of running away from his feelings.

I’ve been enjoying the Hero’s Welcome series very much and hope there’s more to come.

My Favorite Moment involved an awkward moment with a purple woman pleaser. Of course the second appearance of said purple woman pleaser was a lot more interesting.

Jenn 4 Heart

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Excerpt:

“So there’s one thing I now know about you. You’re a good liar.” Allison folded her arms at her chest.

“Good, maybe. But I value honesty. Sometimes lying to someone is for their own good, though. A little white lie never really hurt anyone. Here’s one for you,” he leaned in closer and lowered his voice, “I have absolutely no interest in dating you, either.”

Her cheeks flushed.

“And I don’t think you’re the most beautiful woman in this room, and the thought of taking you out does not appeal to me whatsoever.” He shook his head. “Nope, not one little bit.”

She smiled. “Now I know two things about you. You lie well and you’re a smooth talker. So, do you agree to my proposal?”

Troy could just say yes, but he was enjoying engaging her in a conversation. “You know, when I was kid, Christmas was always magical. I’d sit with the toy catalog and create this huge, mile-long list of the things I wanted. I never got so excited about a pencil and paper.”

“Did you get everything on the list?” she asked.

“Usually.”

“So your family had money?”

He nodded. His family practically owned the town he’d grown up in. He didn’t know what it felt like to want for something until his cousin Dale had died in 9-11, the deciding factor in him joining the military. “I figure the more money raised for those kids, the better their Christmas will be.”

“That’s my goal. I want this to be the best Christmas Mercy’s kids have ever had.”

“So, if I have to take you out . . .” He trailed off, smiling at her.

“We’re just going to talk. Have a meal or something together. No kissing, no handholding.”

Troy held up his hands. “I’m an honorable guy. I don’t force myself on women. Truth is, I usually have to fight them off.” He winked again.

“And you can’t act like that when you meet my mother.”

“Like what?” he asked.

“All flirty and charming. She’ll never believe that I’d fall for someone like that.”

He tried not to take offense because no matter what she was saying, she was attracted to him. He could see it in her dilated pupils and the way her chest rose just slightly under her racing pulse. “No? What kind of guy exactly would you fall for?”

Allison looked around the room. There was still a nice-sized crowd laughing and mingling. Christmas music filled the merry air. “I wouldn’t fall for any kind of guy right now. That’s why I’m pretending with you.”

 

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Blog Tour – Review of Called Up (Calling It #2) by Jen Doyle

Called Up

Called Up!

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Sports Romance

Book Length (Est.): 242 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

There’s one thing Max “Deke” Deacon can always count on besides his old high school teammates: Angelica “Fitz” Hawkins. But no matter how much Deke might secretly fantasize otherwise, a relationship with his best friend’s sister is off limits. Until one unexpectedly smoldering encounter has Deke and Fitz giving in to the feelings they’ve both been fighting for far too long.

Fitz knows for a fact that it is not better to have loved and lost. After losing her parents, she’d rather lock up her heart and throw away the key than endure that kind of pain again. If that means giving up any hope of a lasting relationship, then so be it.

But with Deke, Fitz feels dangerously close to falling in love. She can’t risk another broken heart—especially if it means losing one of her best friends for good. Now it’s up to Deke to convince her that the safest place she could ever be is right here with him.

Mindy’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from Tasty Book Tours in exchange for an honest review*

Max “Deke” Deacon is the bartender and knows all the secrets to his hometown. He can also count on his friends and family for any support that is needed. When he learns of a dark secret that his best friend is holding in he realizes that he might not know her at all.

Angelica “Fitz” Hawkins was known her entire life by her fathers choices. Losing her mom and dad as a teenager, learning that she has two siblings and being adopted by her siblings mother has changed her life.  One thing she can always count on is her best friend Deke.

Deke and Fitz have been friends forever. What Deke does not understand is why he is so overall attracted to her lately. There is no way he can date one of his best friends sisters. But he cannot contain what he is feeling for her. When he learns all of the childhood secret’s that she is holing in that have everything to do with him he realizes that his life could have changed a long time ago. When their lips lock for the first time they both realize there is no chance of them not doing that again.

This was a fun read. Fitz has a lot to lose if Deke breaks her heart. Deke on the other hand wants to show her that she can be happy and let her guard down. The chemistry between them is scorching. They were friends first but seems they might be willing to see where this can go. That is if she can get over the past.

Mindy 4 Star

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“Hey, Dorie,” she heard from above her. “Do you know where Fitz wants these bottles of water?”

Speak of the devil. Fitz brought her head up a little too suddenly, banging it on the underside of the table. “Ouch!” Her hand going to the back of her head, she came up frowning, and…

Oh, God, was he this gorgeous before? Had he always smelled amazing?

Doing everything she could to keep herself immune from his physical charms, she spun on her heel. “Back here.”

Very specifically not looking in Deke’s direction so that she didn’t give anything away, she forced herself to act exactly as she always did around him. Except she suddenly couldn’t quite remember how that was. Did she flirt with him? Did she flat-out ignore him? Did she generally just go around in a state of low-level irritation? Because right now she had absolutely no clue.

She had even less of a clue as she bent down to open up the lid to the cooler and he crouched down next to her, his head so close all he’d need to do was turn it slightly to the left and his mouth would be on her breast.

And was that…?

Oh, hell, no, her nipples had not just hardened. She slapped her arms over her chest.

Because they had. And Deke, with his superhero sex god extra sensory perception, had definitely noticed. He at least had the decency to look down at the ground as he grinned.

“It’s the cold,” Fitz snapped. “From the cooler.”

Pushing the bottles down into the ice, Deke just answered, “You’d be amazed at all the bits and pieces I can warm up with my tongue.” 

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Blog Tour – Review of Bedded Bliss (Found in Oblivion #1) by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott

Bedded Bliss

Cheers to Drunken Decisions!

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Comedy, Rock Star Romance

Book Length (Est.): 375 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas…
until someone ends up married.
Michael Shawcross is living the dream, opening up for his idols, Oblivion, on his band Warning Sign’s first tour. Until an overzealous fan goes too far and his hard-partying ways catch up to him in the form of an ultimatum from his manager, Lila Crandall.

Clean up your image—or else.

Single mom Chloe Adams is in Vegas for a rare girls’ night out. She wasn’t ever supposed to be attracted to another rockstar. In fact, she’s in rockstar rehab, and the cure for her addiction definitely isn’t a sexy, smart-assed guitarist with wicked fingers.

She never expects to accidentally end up his wife. Or to have her new husband suddenly decide that she’s the solution to all his problems. And surprise…he’s happy to show his appreciation in a number of interesting, inventive ways.

Pretending their marriage is real might just be the hottest proposition she’s ever been given.

But what happens when a lie becomes the truth?

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from Tasty Book Tours in exchange for an honest review*

Two people. One undeniable connection.

Chloe had the rock star fiancé and when he died all he left her was a son to raise all by herself. She wanted no part of that world anymore. Her sole focus was providing for her son. But her son’s godfather thought she deserved a weekend away with her girlfriends in Vegas and lets just say that they may have gone together, but they all left separately. Bet those friends have some stories of their own to tell.

Michael needed to clean up his image thanks to a crazed fan who happened to be engaged to Mr. Rich and Powerful, but never in his wildest dreams did he think settling down with a wife and step son was in that equation. Because of his parents and their many marriages he didn’t think to highly of marriage and he swore to himself if he ever did say ‘I do’ that it would be forever…even if he didn’t remember saying the words.

Chloe is sweet and hardworking, she never wants a handout, and would do anything for her son. Michael, however, came from money and due to his up and coming rock star career he has plenty of his own too, but he’s not the type of person who would flaunt it.

There are moments when I actually felt bad for Michael, because he had to deal with a ghost who still had a hold on Chloe. He is incredible and goodness gracious I wish men like him were real. At every turn he was trying to prove to her that he was worth her love. Her, on the other hand, I occasionally wanted to yell at for trying too hard at keeping her distance.

Bedded Bliss brings happiness out of what otherwise could have been a huge drunken mistake. I’m going to go out on a limb and say that we all like our bad boy rock stars, but we absolutely love when they’re hopeless romantics underneath all that rock god persona, and if you agree with that then you’ll love this book!

The only part I wasn’t a complete fan of was toward the end of the book it starts jumping – two weeks here, two weeks there – and it felt too fast compared to the rest of the book.

My Favorite Moment: Valentine’s Day!

Jenn 4 Heart

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Excerpt:

Chloe moaned. Why couldn’t she move?

Had she ended up with another Johnson sleeping with her again? Jinx wasn’t usually the cuddling type, but Ivy liked to spoon sometimes. She grunted and tried to wiggle free.

Was Ivy groping her boob? Okay, that might require a conversation about personal space. And seriously when had Ivy become close to two tons? She opened her eyes and immediately slammed them shut. Too bright.

Not good.

So not good.

Just how much had she guzzled last night? And her mouth tasted like death. Thank God it was Sunday. Obviously, she didn’t know how to handle Vegas.

A groan dented her personal flogging. Not a girl groan.

“Oh, fuck.”

No. No. No.

She squeezed her eyes shut so tightly that sparklers started going off behind her eyelids. She didn’t. She wouldn’t.

Flashes of bodies grinding in a dark room tightened her throat.

You can do it. Open your eyes. Big girl panties, goddammit.

Was she wearing panties? She wiggled her legs.

Sweet peaches, she so wasn’t.

Chloe forced herself to open her eyes and look down. Definitely not the shirt she’d been wearing last night. Was that Dave Grohl? Why had her boobs had grown at least two sizes?

Because a male hand was cupping each of them like she was his own personal rock wall.

She suppressed another moan when the man’s hands tightened. His thumb flicked over her nipple and it responded instantly.

“Oh God.”

He groaned and pushed up her shirt. “Round two?” he asked in a fuzzy mumble.

“Round none!” She kicked out and connected with something before she scrambled up against the headboard.

“Fuck me.” The man curled into a fetal position.

Dark hair and naked shoulders. Was that a tattoo? Was he naked under the sheet?

She didn’t wait to find out. She leaped off the bed. Not her hotel room. This one was bigger with only one bed. A lake-sized mattress with tangled white sheets.

She was going to be sick. She lunged for the bathroom, slamming the door and locking it before she skidded in front of the toilet. Her stomach revolted until there was nothing but dry heaves shuddering through her.

“Are you all right?”

No, she wasn’t all right. She’d awakened in a strange hotel room with a strange man. She gripped the edge of the bowl, frowning as something clicked against the porcelain.

She pulled shaking fingers away and flushed, then stumbled to the sink.

Her eyes were bloodshot, her pupils absolutely huge. Blindly, she fumbled with the faucet, causing another clink of metal against metal. She stuck her head under the spray to rinse away the sick.

She needed eight toothbrushes and a magic eraser for her brain.

Actually, not so much on the erasing because she couldn’t remember a damn thing.

How had she ended up here?

Why couldn’t she remember?

Where the hell was her phone?

Auto-pilot kicked in as she pumped soap on her hands. Metal clicked against metal. She still had on Snake’s ring. She couldn’t seem to take it off, but she’d moved it to her right hand.

That was only one hand.

Something flashed on her left hand.

On her ring finger.

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Blog Tour – Review of Missed Connections (Summer Love #1) by Tamara Mataya

Missed Connections

Can’t Judge A Book By Its Cover

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 320 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

Sarah spends her nights cruising Craigslist personal ads, dreaming of finding a romantic entry all about her. She knows who she wants, but best friend and regular hookup Jack is not the serious commitment type. Sarah’s stung feelings are soothed when she begins an online-only relationship, but there’s only so much of Sarah to go around. Torn between the bad boy she can’t keep and the sensitive stranger who bares his soul online, her heart and body are in two very different relationships… or are they?

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from Tasty Book Tours in exchange for an honest review*

Sarah has wanted her best friend’s twin brother for-almost-ever, but her best friend was more important than her attraction to his player brother. She’d never risk it…or rather she thought she’d never risk it.

When sex turns into more who’ll run away first…him or her?

Not only is Sarah now sleeping with the sex god of all her fantasies, but she finds herself the object of a Missing Connection ad on Craigslist. It’s someone she knows, and someone she grows very involved with…but is it the man she thinks it is?

With horrible hippie bosses who drive her insane and two love interests who both hold pieces of her heart Sarah will push her sanity to the end.

Fern, Ziggy, and Phyllis are just plain ol’ crazy. Blake is nice, Jack is more than he seems, and Pete is a pretty perfect best friend.

Call me strange, but I swear I was lost in the land of the psycho hippies. I bet over half the story was about the people Sarah worked with and yes I understand they were an important part of the plot, but goodness gracious they were starting to make me hate the book. As was Sarah’s constant whiny attitude. I just wanted to yell, “Suck it up or move on!” Oh and every single time I saw the word “Phucking” I seriously rolled my eyes.

However, it does have some steamy moments, both in person and online. And when the hippies weren’t involved I really enjoyed the story that developed between Sarah, her love interests, and her best friend.

 

Jenn 3 Heart

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Has an elevator ride ever taken so long? The slow circles he traces on the back of my hand with his thumb have me debating stopping the elevator and dragging him into a stairwell to get him naked now, but the elevator stops on my floor and we’re so close to my bed.

Door open, door closed, shoes were on, kick them off. No stopping to ask if he’d like something to drink, I pull him straight to the bedroom and turn to face him. His momentum crushes us together, and I press harder against him, wrap my arms around and grab that tight ass I’ve wanted to squeeze for years and grind against him. This time when my lips meet his, they’re curled into a satisfied smile because now there’s nothing stopping us but clothes and common sense.

One down.

His skin is smooth and warm beneath my hands, which I slide beneath the hem of his t-shirt before coaxing it over his head. Kissing down his throat and chest, lightly grazing it with my teeth, I’m rewarded with his intake of breath and his hands finding their way to my shoulders. He pulls me upright and kisses me hungrily. One hand wraps around, bending me back like a cobra, and he tangles his hand in my hair, squeezing my body in his arms like he can’t get enough.

I want him on top of me. Now.

We’re riding the same lusty wavelength, because he straightens and pulls back. “Take your shirt off. I need to see you.”

“Take your pants off,” I counter. “I need to feel you.”

His jeans hitting my floor is the most glorious sound I’ve ever heard.

“Now you.” His order is paired with hungry eyes.

I pull my shirt over my head slowly to make him wait. When I get it over my head and can see again, he’s moved closer and stands only inches away from me.

“Hi.” His voice is a smoldering bed of hot coals I want to roll around in.

“Hi.” I smile. “Want to help me with my pants?”

His long, well-formed fingers curl into the belt loops of my jeans and tug me closer. “You sure you need help, beautiful girl?”

I trail my hands over the chiseled contours of his abs and up his well-defined chest. “My hands are busy.”

The pull of the button and slide of the zipper and cool night air greets my thighs and calves. He’s bent closer to coax my jeans down and his hair smells woodsy and fresh like a forest after a storm. I stop him on his way up, my mouth on his again, and how will I ever get enough of these lips, this tongue, now that I’ve tasted this forbidden fruit?

 

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Blog Tour – Review of For Her Protection (Personal Protection #1) by Amber A. Bardan

For Her Protection

Trust or Illusion

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Romantic Suspense

Book Length (Est.): 190 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:  

You shouldn’t mix business with pleasure.

Yet pleasure seems to be the one and only thing on Charlize’s mind the moment Connor steamrolls into her life. Desperate to save her family company, prove she’s more than a pretty face and worthy of being CEO, pleasure is a distraction she can’t afford.

She doesn’t want a bodyguard, especially not one whose caveman heroics kick her libido into hyperdrive. Surrounded by enemies, she’s not sure if Connor is a man she can trust.

Connor knows better than to get personal with clients. Yet there couldn’t be anything more personal about his feelings for Charlize. He’ll win her trust, preferably one orgasm at a time.

With Connor in her office, her home, driving her to sweet, merciless distraction, there’s only so long Charlize can resist his sexy, dominant brand of protection.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received an ARC of this book free from Tasty Book Tours in exchange for an honest review*

Charlie wants to do right by her father, but taking over his company hasn’t been easy. It seems everyone is against her at every turn and nothing she does is ever good enough. Someone is making her an easy target for everyone’s hate and she’s determined to find out who the traitor within her company is.

Connor is assigned to watch Charlie. Be a ghost and shadow her to keep her safe. But when she gets the wrong idea and propositions him he’ll think her desires match his own. His life was probably much simpler when she didn’t know she had a bodyguard, but now that his role is known he’ll use it to every advantage he can to stay close to her.

“I told you once, I don’t play games. I want you, Charlie, and I’ve only just begun to have you. The sooner you figure that out and stop fighting me, the sooner you can just enjoy it.”

There’s just one problem with Connor wanting to stay close to Charlie…she no longer knows who to trust…and that includes him.

In For Her Protection tempers will flare, emotions will ignite, and passions will explode. The suspenseful plot will keep you wondering what will happen next, while the fiery chemistry between Connor and Charlie will keep you glued to the pages.

My Favorite Moment: With how much I hate shopping I have to admit that when Charlie goes shopping I loved every minute of the torture she put Connor through. But oh how he turned the tables on her.

Jenn 4 Heart

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She came right at him.

Connor leaned back in his seat. Shit. You’d think five-years in the job, he’d have more discretion.

But what red-blooded man wouldn’t stare at her?

She weaved between tables, hips swaying, full-fucking-irresistible cleavage peeking out from her blouse.

He kept his eyes on his glass, even if his peripheral was having a feast.

“Hi.” Her voice was as lush as the rest of her.

He’d fucked up. She’d noticed him watching and now there’d be a confrontation. If he was compromised, then he’d be forced to take matters to the next level.

He looked up.

Mother-fucker.

Jet-black hair flowed over her shoulders. He’d seen her tug that hair from its ponytail and fluff it. Cheeky, attention-seeking minx. It hadn’t been so bad from over there. He hadn’t been able to smell her as he did now. He hadn’t known she used vanilla scented shampoo then. His fists curled. But her hair wasn’t the problem, even if he kept imagining it curled around his fist. The problem was her wide, almond-shaped eyes the color of butter warming in a pan, melting his brain.

“What?”

She flinched, smile slipping, then reached to her front. He tried to stay still, damned hard work, because she reached between those magnificent tits and pulled out a bill. “I’ll give you ten dollars if you kiss me right now?”

He glanced at the money in her hand. Un-freaking-believable. “Do I look like a gigolo to you, woman?”

“No, I imagine the scowl would be terrible for business.” She laughed, the husky sound of it had his muscles clenching. “But I saw you looking at me, and I really need you to kiss me, so if the money’s offensive, would you just do it for free?”

Kiss her for free?

It’d cost if he kissed her—no way out of that, but he’d be the one paying.

She held his gaze, then sighed and squeezed the bill back into her top. “Never mind, I must have misunderstood.”

Her big eyes went soft and sad.

Fuck, did she do that on purpose? Did anyone ever actually say no to her?

He scooted back his chair. Well, if was a kiss she wanted, he’d damned well show her how it’s done.

Her lips parted as he rose, and her head tipped back. She gulped. He was used to that. Little women like her realizing they’d bitten off more than they could chew. She probably hadn’t noticed when he’d been seated that he’d have over a foot on her.

Maybe he’d have gone slow, moved in gently, if she hadn’t demanded that last part—right now.

The cheek.

He took a step. She swallowed again. This time he let himself take in the sight of her curves—he let his gaze trail all over her.

He reached for her shoulder, but the next thing he knew he’d buried his hand in that hair he’d been fantasizing about since he clamped eyes on her.

 

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Review of Naked Truth by M.D. Saperstein

Naked Truth

 

“Devirginize me”

 

Genre:  Contemporary Romance

Book Length (Est.): 270 Pages

Book Description/Synopsis:

**STANDALONE. No Cliffhanger! Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is recommended for readers over the age of 18.**

Violet

I knew at a very young age that I wasn’t normal. I may look normal. I may act normal. But I am not normal, not in the head at least. Wait, that sounds bad.

When I started kindergarten, I was able to pick out all 50 states on a map. By first grade, I knew all of the names of all of the students and teachers in my entire school. My dad and I always watched football on TV together. When I turned seven, he took me to my first Miami Dolphins game. I started calling the plays even before they were made. And by the time I was 10, I could tell you what happened on any day of my life without thought. I had total recall, no hesitation, no conscious thought.

I’m not autistic. I’m not a savant or a genius. It’s more than a case of photographic memory. In fact, I don’t memorize anything. I have Hyperthymesia. Plain and simple: If I live it, hear it, or see it – I remember it. No exceptions.

Pike

I knew at a very young age that I wanted to be a cop. Not just any cop, but a detective. Chasing bad guys and taking down mobsters. But like my good buddy, Mick, says, “You can’t always get want you want.”

So instead of arresting criminals and keeping the streets safe, I am dancing in a dingy club, making a living shaking my ass and pulling dollar bills out of my crack. Not the life I grew up wanting to lead. Not what I expected or hoped for myself.

But maybe if I wait it out. If I hang tight, it will all be worth it in the end. I will get what I came for and move on. I will earn my future and pave my own way. What is that he says? “If you try sometimes…you get what you need.” From your lips to God’s ears, Mick.

Jennifer’s Review: 

*I received this book free from Tasty Book Tours in exchange for an honest review*

Violet is nice and at times a little too “goody two shoes”, but she has her reasons. She’s all about family and tradition and has strong values when it comes to certain things.

Pike isn’t exactly loving his job at the moment, but he’s the type to see things through until they’re completed. Of course, that same way of thinking doesn’t apply to women. He sees Violet every Wednesday at the bank and yet never goes to her window. He’s more of the liking from afar kind of man. But when they run into each other, he can’t ignore his feelings any longer.

Violet and Pike both carry secrets…one will help them, one will break them.

For the most part this book is pretty predictable, with the exception of one little twist. The beginning goes into so much character detail that I got bored. It’s almost like you’re stuck having to listen to the characters ramble on about themselves. This brings character development to a whole new level; so in-depth that it’s easy to lose interest. It does get a little better about halfway through, but it never truly disappears.

This is supposed to be a standalone with no cliffhanger ending, but since it ends on a question that doesn’t get answered I’m not entirely sure. I mean anyone who reads it can assume the response, but without it there to actually read it kind of feels incomplete.

My Favorite Laughable Moment: When Pike meets Violet’s family he brings them each a gift and oh how funny roses can be.

My Favorite Quote: “This time, she inserts the tip of her tongue and hits some magical place where leprechauns are dancing on top of unicorn farts, and I come on the spot.”

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Excerpt:

I turn to get into my car and I can feel Jordan at my back.  He’s so close, I can feel his body heat. It’s clear that he doesn’t want this night to end as much as I don’t.  I’m dying for him to kiss me dirty, but I know when the time is right it’s going to be magical. I slide into the driver’s seat and he leans in for one last kiss.  This time on my cheek.  He’s getting closer! He stands back up and starts to back away, hands in surrender.

“You better go before I lose control.  I’m barely holding on here, Violet.”

I smile.  Just his admission is enough.  But then I see his hand trying to discreetly adjust himself, and now I know my earlier thoughts were correct.  I’m scandalized and pleased at the same time. Knowing – seeing proof – that he is turned on because of me, lights my body on fire, and my panties are suddenly very wet.

“Goo…Good night!”  I say one last time, stumbling over my words and too embarrassed by my body’s reaction to make eye contact.  I really need to go before I do or say something stupid.

“Soon, sweetheart,” is the last thing I hear from his lips, and I spend the night wondering what exactly he is promising.

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