Thursday, January 18, 2018

Hidden Seams


A billion-dollar fashion empire, and it’s about to be mine...

I've worked a decade for this. I've sold my soul and my reputation. I've lived a lie, smiled for the cameras, and hated myself, all for this inheritance. And then ... she pops up. A mysterious heir with a rap sheet, combat boots, and a mouth that I want to pin shut with my— It doesn’t matter. I’ve played this game for a decade. I can continue the charade a little longer, keep my hands to myself and her body out of my mind. I can keep my secret until the ink dries and everything is mine. Or not.  



Hidden Seams was a brilliant story with many different sides to it. The main focus was, of course, the romance between Marco and Avery but then there was also the part of Avery trying to find out who she was, and Marco's struggle to keep his best friends secret. it all came together really well and that was my best part of the story for me.

It's sounds crazy to say but these characters were better together because it was like they came alive with all of the chemistry between them. Separately they were great to get to know and they both had a lot going on in their personal lives, but when they were together it was like they had so much more energy and it made me like them a lot more. 

The story was unique, I thought, since it's not everyday you read a straight man playing a gay man. Though I liked that the book wasn't full of drama because of that situation and instead it was all pretty light. I felt like that worked better with the characters and gave more space to see how they reacted to the connection they shared. 

Friday, January 12, 2018

Lost For You

Title: Lost for You
Series: Sixth Street Bands #4
Author: Jayne Frost
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: January 12, 2018

At eighteen, I stood at the precipice of stardom. I had the record deal. And the tour to back it up. But I succumbed to the pressure of that life. The dark side.

Now, I skate on the fringe. My brother is the genius guitarist for the band Caged, and I’m the one who helped make that happen. I’m happy to run my bars and my land development company.

Sure I am.

And then I meet her—Taryn Ayers—the music manager behind the three biggest bands in the country. She doesn’t know I’m Cam’s older brother. Or that I’ve got a secret that makes her world and mine fundamentally incompatible.
Problem is, I want to know Taryn.

But do I want her to know me?

Lost For You is a STAND ALONE New Adult Romance. 

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Lost For You is only my second book by this author but I'm really enjoying her writing style. She was able to get me very invested into these characters, and not once did I get bored with them. I could feel the connection between Chase and and Taryn easily and it had me rooting for them to get together for more than just a night. 

I can't say that their relationship was easy, because it certainly had some low points, but those high ones came and made it all better. I just loved that they had so much pushing them apart, yet they were able to fight through those issues. Both characters had some big turning points in their personal life and I really liked that we got to see how they grew from those moments and I thought their character development was very well done. 

Really the only thing that, for me, was a negative part of this book was Chase's drug addiction. I don't like reading about characters that do drugs so that was kind of hard for me to get past. The ending of the book though gave me some closure on that issue. Overall, definitely a book I would recommend to my fellow readers. It can certainly be read as a standalone, unless you're someone that gets too curious about secondary characters that have already had their story being mentioned.

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Jayne Frost, author of the Sixth Street Bands Romance Series, grew up in California with a dream of moving to Seattle to become a rock star. When the grunge thing didn’t work out (she never even made it to the Washington border) Jayne set her sights on Austin, Texas. After quickly becoming immersed in the Sixth Street Music scene…and discovering she couldn’t actually sing, Jayne decided to do the next best thing—write kick ass romances about hot rockstars and the women that steal their hearts. 

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Title: Ace
A Moonshine Task Force Series Novel
Author: Laramie Briscoe
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 12, 2018


Ace is saving lives and mending hearts.......

Anthony “Ace” Bailey

I’m not a rules kinda guy

Department Policy? Kinda sucks, but I do what I have to for the job that I love.
Playing it safe? Not my thing.
Married? No big deal when I know she’s unhappy and scared.

I’m one of those guys – a sniper in the military, a little bit of an adrenaline junkie, and a member of the Moonshine Task Force. I’ve lived through some shit.

My gut has never failed me. It’s my sixth-sense. Warning me of a gunshot coming my way, of a traffic stop being potentially deadly, or the tingling in the back of my neck when I go to sleep telling me I’ll be woken up by a call in the middle of the night. My gut has always kept me honest.

Like the day I walked into The CafĂ© and saw the new waitress. There was a ring on her left hand, but I didn’t care. One look in her eyes told me everything I needed to know. Her marriage wasn’t one made of love and respect. It was one made of fear and doubt.

It’s why I ignored that ring, why I arrested her husband, and the reason I’m willing to take my time. Patience is a virtue, and with this woman, I have it in spades.

Violet Miller

Meeting Anthony Bailey changed my life. He did things that no one else has ever done for me.

Feeling safe? Never happened before.
Feeling wanted? It’s been years.
Being independent? I’m learning.

It’s foreign, not having someone question my every move, being able to eat what I want for dinner, and sitting out on my front porch talking to Anthony every night while we share a couple beers.

I try to tell myself he’s just being nice; that he’s doing his job and working within the community. The problem? The night he takes the kiss we both want, everything changes, and I can no longer deny what I feel. But it doesn’t stop me from trying – and I learn quickly that Ace knows me better than anyone else ever has – including myself.

All I can do is hang on, as he takes me on the scariest journey of my life. The one that bends us until we almost break, and ends with a happily ever after I never thought I would get.

ACE includes the wedding of a beloved couple, an appearance by Reaper, and the continuation of EVERYONE falling in love with Caleb! 

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I've been waiting for this book since the beginning of the series and Laramie Briscoe did not disappoint. Ace and Violet captured my heart with this story and I loved getting to see them heal together. 

After her husband attacked her, Violet never thought she'd trust someone again. But from the second she was released from the hospital Ace was right there to hold her hand and help her get by. Their relationship was slow, but full of love, which was the best thing for them. 

I don't typically like when there are time jumps in stories but for this book it worked perfectly with the story. We got to see Ace and Violet throughout the many hurdles they had to go over and seeing how they handled those together was what made this book brilliant. It was more about healing than about discovering their love for one another since there was no question that they were perfect for each other.

I definitely recommend this book, and series. This one can't really be read as a standalone since it opens up where the last one left off.

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Laramie Briscoe is the best-selling author of the Heaven Hill Series & the Rockin' Country Series.

Since self-publishing her first book in May of 2013, Laramie Briscoe has published over 10 books. She's appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling E-books Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. She's been called "a very young Maya Banks" (Amazon reviewer) and her books have been accused of being "sexy, family-oriented, romances with heart".

When she's not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on her DVR. Married to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband (the Travel Coordinator) and a sometimes crazy cat named Beau.

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

The Wright Secret

K.A Linde 
January 9, 2018

I was just his best friend’s little sister.
But he was always more than that to me.

After twelve years of pining over Patrick’s easy smile, baby blues, and captivating charm, I decide to take matters into my own hands—and completely blow my chance.

Who knew a self-proclaimed manwhore would decide to be a gentleman the first time I’m naked in his bed? Definitely, not me. But when I land there again, neither of us has any intention of stopping.
There’s only one problem: nobody can know. Especially not my three older brothers. If they found out, all hell would break loose.
So I’m willing to keep our secret. Because I want him Wright here, right now.

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The Wright Secret is hands down my favorite in this series that isn't a series. It follows Morgan Wright, new CEO of Wright Construction, and her brothers best friend, Patrick. That's right, this is a brothers-best-friend trope. *cue fangirling*

It doesn't happen often that I like the heroine of a novel more than I like the hero, but Morgan stole my heart in this book. I loved how she took her work so seriously and wouldn't let anyone keep her down or make her think she's not being good enough. As much as it sucks, being a woman in such a high position comes with people wanting to make your life ten times harder, but Morgan stood up to all of that and I really admired her. 

And Patrick was right there to support her the entire time. Even though he comes second for me I still adored him and thought he and Morgan were perfect together. The forbidden aspect of their relationship in the beginning was my favorite part but I also loved them when they weren't sneaking around. They had an amazing connection that was prevalent from the very beginning and it was great to see how drawn to each other they were. It took Patrick a little longer to realize he didn't look at Morgan like just another sister, but when he did oh man was it hot. 

Overall, this book is definitely a recommend. It can be read as a standalone, clearly since the Wright books aren't actually a series, but I think you'll find yourself curious about the other Wright's and the previous books are a big recommendation from me too.


K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of more than fifteen novels including the Avoiding series and the Record series. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, geeking out over Star Wars, binge-watching Supernatural, and dancing in her spare time.

She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super adorable puppies.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Something So Irresistible

Max Horton

They call me an outcast like it's a bad thing.
An asshole byproduct of a shitty upbringing. I don't care about anything except myself and my little sister.
I will always protect what’s mine.
With one year left on my hockey contract I'm keeping my head down and my eyes on the goal.
A collision, with her, changes my entire existence.

Allison Grant
Never fall in love with a sports star. That's what my stepfather always said. He told me athletes are complicated and moody—that the higher their paycheck, the lower their morals.
As public relations for the New York Stingers I know exactly what he means, but I can’t seem to say no to a friendship with one beautiful, damaged man.
What started out as hate turned into something else.
We tried to stay away, to keep our distance, but the pull was too strong.
Something forbidden turned into something so irresistible.

I was a lil worried about this book but dying for it at the same time. I really didn't like Max in the last book. He was just so horrible and made Matthews life hell. So at the end when I found out it was goin to be Allison and Max's story I was shocked. But I have to ask it was really good I enjoy it so much. Allison is a great character and Max really did surprise me. Plus he's sexy that really helped. 

Allison is the princess of her family. Even at 23 her dad and brother are so over protective over her it's crazy. I have to say it would annoy me so much. But she did deal with it well. She has the men in her life wrapped around her finger. She has worked hard to get where she is. So when a new jobs keep up as the new PR for the team she is shocked she is asked. But jumped at the chance it is just what she wanted. Even if she had to deal with Max Horton.

Max is a character there are parts where you luv him then you can hate him a second later. Like said I was worried about his character in this book. But I was so shocked he wasn't the guy I thought he would be. He's actually caring kind and luving in ways. He still has a smart mouth and can be a total pain in the butt. But overall it's like he has grew up in this book. No different women every nite or causing trouble he needs a good year. He need a new contract. It's just been made harder when the new PR is Allison Grant his enemies sister. 

The love and hate relationship these to had was so good and really hot. The sexual chemistry was so high throughout this book. They just made a great couple even with the name calling and arguing. Max had it bad for Allison straight away. He started being protective straight away. It mite not of come across that way to her. I just really liked the banter for between them. 

I did really enjoyed this book. But I found that I wanted a lil more at the end. I felt like the reaction to there relationship was cut a lil short. I wanted more of that. I was dying for that throughout the whole book and only really really got a few chapters of it. Don't get me wrong it was really good I just wanted more and I would recommend. I really liked the writing, story and I really luv the characters in this series there just great. Overall a great book. 

I had no idea what to expect from this book. When you have a character like Max that was introduced as such a douche, it's hard to imagine him being able to be redeemed. But this book came in and proved that first impressions can be wrong and that a character isn't always what you think. 

It didn't start out as an easy journey for these two but by the end I was completely in love with Max and Allison. Getting to know Max for who he really was, and how he was so sweet with Allison made this book my favorite of this series. There was some amazing tension between them that kept me on the edge of my seat waiting for them to finally stop ignoring that chemistry. 

There's was actually more of a slow burn type of book since they made me wait so long to see them together, but I really liked that about the story. I felt like it kept everything realistic since they didn't just jump into a relationship after not liking each other much in the beginning. Plus seeing their friendship was just as entertaining as their relationship. 

When her nose isn't buried in a book, or her fingers flying across a keyboard writing, she's in the kitchen creating gourmet meals. You can find her, in four inch heels no less, in the car chauffeuring kids, or possibly with her husband scheduling his business trips. It's a good thing her characters do what she says, because even her Labrador doesn't listen to her...

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