Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Dear Bridget, I Want You ~ Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland






Dear Bridget,
I’m writing this letter because it’s highly doubtful I’ll ever garner the courage to say this to your face. 
So, here goes.
We’re totally wrong for each other. You’re the proper single mum with a good head on your shoulders. I’m just the carefree British doctor passing through town and temporarily living in your converted garage until I head back to England.
But here’s the thing… for some bloody reason, I can’t stop thinking about you in very inappropriate ways. 
I want you.
The only reason I’m even admitting all of this to you right now is because I don’t believe it’s one-sided. I notice your eyes when you look at me, too. And as crass as I appear when we’re joking around about sex, my attraction to you is not a joke. 
So, what’s the purpose of this note? I guess it’s a reminder that we’re adults, that sex is healthy and natural, and that you can find me just through the door past the kitchen. More specifically, it’s to let you know that I’m leaving said door cracked open from now on in case you’d like to visit me in the middle of the night sometime. 
No questions asked. 
Think about it. 
Or don’t. 
Whatever you choose.
It’s doubtful I’ll even end up sliding this letter under your door anyway. 
--Simon


OMG! I loved this book. Another great collaboration with Penelope and Vi. I mean, read the blurb! Hello! So freaking HOT! I loved these characters and the premise of the story. The whole, "I want you, but shouldn't. You're going to leave. I can't get attached." scenario completely amplified the sexual tension between these two. 

Bridget's backstory broke my heart. The tragedy her family faced is something many don't get over. But she works hard and continues to move forward. Jumping back on the saddle, so to speak, is not something she has considered for quite a long time, but the feelings Simon stirs are undeniable. 

Simon isn't looking for attachment. He's just passing though on his residency until he returns to England. Yet, Simon cannot get enough of Bridget. She's not like the young, immature women he has dated. She's something he never expected and we can feel his desire through the pages of the book. 

There were many laughs, some tears and lots of page turning as I flew threw this book. Emotional and fun all at the same time. And super, super HOT!! Definite "one-click" worthy!




Thursday, September 14, 2017

The Outskirts: (The Outskirts Duet Book 1) ~ T.M. Frazier



The swamp is about to get a whole lot HOTTER. 

After a tragedy, Finn Hollis escapes
into the swamp to be alone. 
That is until Sawyer Dixon shows up, 
all SCORCHING HOT innocence, 
claiming she owns the land less than 
fifty feet from his front door. 

Sawyer gets under his SKIN, but even worse? 
She makes him CRAVE things. 
Things Finn hasn’t thought about in a very VERY long time. 

Finn WANTS Sawyer gone.
Almost as much as he wants her in his BED.


Another great story by TM Frazier. I really liked this book and I liked that it was different than her dark reads I already fell in love with. The characters and the story were so well written. I just fell in love with them. Well most of them. There was a couple characters I wanted to punch in the face.....but I digress.

Finn is hidden away in his little swamp with his broken heart and terrible attitude. I love that Sawyer knocks him on his butt and she doesn't even realize she did. The determined and free girl that Sawyer has become is inspiring and just makes me so proud of her. She makes Finn a better person. She makes others around her better. 

Besides being amazingly hot, Fin is super sentimental and emotional, but don't let him hear that I told you that. He needs you to believe he's mean and scary. You know, so he can stay ostracized from everyone and have a pity party of one. On a serious note, the traumatic events he went through are nothing to scoff at. I don't know how I would have reacted to a situation like his, but at the same time, I know he should be blaming himself. Which is all he does. 

Like I said, I love what Sawyer brings out of everyone and how she brings people together. I love that Finn is finally able to be scared again, but because of the feelings he has that he hasn't in a long time. What I did not like was that twist at the end there, which I kept flipping the page and thinking, "No. It can't be done yet." Well played TM. Well played.












Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tate (Temptation #5) ~ Ella Frank





William Tate Morrison – The man who came into my life and turned my entire world—and me—on its ass.

Logan Mitchell has always been a man with a plan.
One for work. One for his relationship. And one for his life. Which is exactly the way he liked it—until recently.
Now with words like marriage and weddings floating around his head, Logan’s plans have suddenly changed course, and where they want him to go has him feeling somewhat distracted.

Tate Morrison knows Logan better than anybody else—or so he thinks. So when his lawyer is finding it hard to sleep at night, he chalks it up to the craziness that has recently descended on their lives.
Never in a million years would he guess what’s really on Logan’s mind.

Tate is the fifth book in the Temptation Series, and the next chapter in the lives of the two men we have all come to know and love..

Will I ever get enough of these two?! Gah! I just love Tate and Logan. Even though there were a few times in this book I wanted to slap Tate, I did want to hug him more often then not. I love how Logan and Tate are with each other. The way they set each other on fire and the way they comfort each other. They just balance each other out and have a love all of us wish they had. 

The twist of this book was not a nice one! Ella, I may have to beat you the next time I see you for that. Without giving too much away, you better be happy I love you and that you picked up the pieces of my heart after that one! But alas, it was another wonderful addition to the Temptation series. 

I love these characters and the way Ella writes. I am completely, emotionally invested in Tate and Logan's life and it's all because of Ella's wonderful writing. I'm constantly on the edge of my seat waiting for the next book to come out, because I have to know what happens. 



Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Great Escape (Dilbury Village #2) ~ Charlotte Fallowfield







A tropical beach paradise in Mexico was the last place Georgie Basset expected her decimated heart to be jump-started again, not after she’d been jilted the year before by her fiancĂ©, leading to said breakage. But when she spotted Weston Argent jogging along the beach, all bronzed with ripped muscles like some Greek God out of a modern day Baywatch scene, she nearly choked on her cocktail. She knew immediately she was in trouble, she’d never reacted so strongly to a man on first glance.

However, after a disastrous first date with him, she headed back home to Dilbury, resigned to never seeing him again. That is, until Weston turned up unexpectedly at her dog grooming parlour with Bertie the French bulldog, a species she had a real weakness for. She couldn’t help but wonder if fate was playing a helping hand. But each time she saw him, their encounters never went smoothly, resulting in some mortifying and hilarious escapades. Despite their undeniable attraction, there was something about Weston that she couldn’t quite put her finger on, something that concerned her.

When Weston finally confessed that all was not as it seemed, Georgie was convinced that all men were dogs, except she knew that was an insult to dogkind. Ever the meddler, her best friend, Abbie, intervened, knowing in her heart that despite what had happened, Weston was full of good intentions, and was undoubtedly Georgie’s Prince Charming.

The question remained, could he convince Georgie of that, or would he forever remain in the dog house?



This was a super fun vacation. Georgie, being the great friend that she is, takes off on this holiday with her best friend to just get away. Her bestie having a horrible time with her man, needed to escape and Georgie is the shoulder to cry on. (There's more about this story in the first book of the series, but this story can totally be read as a stand alone). Sand, beach, fruity drinks.....ah, what a way to relax. The scenery is nice too...and I'm not talking about the beach. 

Weston is super sexy and athletic. He has a great smile and makes Georgie a complete basket case. It's almost like Georgie has never flirted with a man before, yet she was engaged. Weston stirs some primal feelings that completely terrify her. She did swear off men after she left her fiance, but why not give it a go. What follows? One of the worst dates ever. 

Even though Georgie tries, the night fails. I was actually surprised they made it through the entire date and that Georgie even put herself out there the way she did. After being shut down only to have Weston show up later is a completely lovely surprise. There was something suspicious about Weston, I will agree with that, but I also felt that it was Georgie'a guard she built. She felt she couldn't trust men after her fiance, so it was almost like she was looking for something to be wrong. That is until Weston's major mess up (trying to be PG here) and we realize Georgie had every reason to be reserved. 

I laughed so much in this book and my heart broke a little too. Charlotte does a great job of putting the pieces back together though. I love Charlotte's characters and I was happy to see how the other character's progressed. She did a great book of getting you up to speed on the other characters, while not seeming redundant for those who did read the first book in the series. I definitely can not wait for the next book in this series. 











Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Just One Chance (Oh Tequila Series Book 1) ~ C.A. Harms



GOODREADS



Tequila, you failed me.

You left me in a terrible haze, and I can’t find my god damn wallet.

Or my left shoe.

How the hell does one lose their shoe?

I have no f*cking clue.

All I know is that my night started out with one thing in mind…to have a little fun.

The problem with that? I can’t remember a damn thing, except one.


Morgan’s soft and needy moans. It’s a sound I will never forget, and just thinking about it makes my heart race and my pulse quicken. And I want to hear it over and over again…I crave it.

But Morgan’s a mystery. The harder I try, the more she resists. There’s one thing she doesn’t know about me though…I’m not one to give up.

I’ll play her game. I’ll let her think she’s won. But in the end, I will have her.

Because all I need is Just One Chance to prove she’s meant for me…

 
I don't know how she does it, but CA Harms comes up with relate-able and new story lines all the time. They suck you in and keep you interested, entertained and in love the whole time.Her characters are easy to fall for and completely lovable. 

Xavier is not the normal frat boy. Well I mean he's funny, hot and an athlete, but he's not the love 'em and leave 'em type. After just getting out of a relationship, Morgan was definitely not what he expected. His persistence with her stubbornness scored him major brownie points. His huge heart scored him even more.

Morgan is a touch nut to crack. She's always guarded and really stubborn...I think I mentioned that once before, but she really is. She doesn't think she can have a job, help her family. go to school and have a boyfriend at the same time. She sets herself up to bail or be alone even before she gives anything a change. Watching Xavier try to break down her walls was fun and exciting. 

Boys will be boys and people make mistakes, but I truly think these two are head over heels for each other. There is the saying that the people closest to you, hurt you the most. That's because we let them in. As much as Morgan fought to not let Xavier in, he was able to wiggle his way in with some tequila and persistence. I absolutely loved this book! 



Sunday, August 13, 2017

At Her Own Risk ~Rachael Duncan





Sex.
That’s all it was supposed to be. No strings attached, no feelings, no heartache. 
But if I thought Sean Riley would be content having only parts of me, I was dead wrong. His persistence wore me down and I found myself in the one situation I was trying to avoid. 
Little does he know a life with me will lead to nothing but disappointment and heartbreak. He’s a good man and deserves everything I can’t give him. Not because I don’t want to, but because I’m unable. 
Pushing him away in the beginning was to protect me, now I’m trying to protect him as I gear up for the fight of my life. 
A fight I could lose. 
Getting into a relationship was my risk, but as things get worse, I’m not the only one who will have something to lose. 
I just hope it’s worth it.



Can we first talk about this cover? I absolutely love it! Just gorgeous! I was super excited to read about Paige and Sean's stories since I have kind of become invested in all the characters from the "Risk" series, but I do think this can be read as its own stand alone. 

I absolutely love Sean. Usually, I tend to find myself relating to or rooting for the heroine in the story, but in this one, I was all about Sean. He was so determined, dedicated and completely head over heels for Paige. He would walk through hell and back for that girl, even though she tried, several times, to push him away. He was committed and just a really good guy. He has this huge heart, coupled with his sexy good looks and I couldn't help but swoon. 

Paige is a hard nut to crack. She didn't let her guard down easily and there were times I wondered if she ever would. I mean, Sean had more faith in the girl than I did at times. I really wanted to know what made her so gun-shy about men. We have all had our fair share of breakups, but she really just wanted to keep things fun and in the friend zone. Therefore, I loved Sean even more when he broke down Paige's walls and set out to prove how different he was than the other guys. 

While Paige had her walls, she also had this undeniable strength and her own determination. While breaking down at times, she still was able to concur and face some tragedies that would make a lesser woman give up. I was definitely proud of Paige.

There was just the right amount of sex, angst, love, tragedy and fun that balanced this book out nicely. It just flowed and with the flashbacks, I could still follow the story line and all the characters. I definitely can not wait for the next one of this series!











Thursday, August 3, 2017

A Little Bit Like Love ~ Brooke Blaine



What if you had everything in the world you wanted…except the man you’d left behind?
Jackson Davenport, the charismatic, strait-laced heir to the Davenport fortune, has a secret. One he’s been hiding since he graduated from South Haven all-boys academy—and that secret’s name is Lucas.
When a work trip takes Jackson back to his old stomping grounds, memories of the year he shared with Lucas come crashing to the surface. With growing pressure from his father to settle down and take over the family business, Jackson knows he’s on borrowed time, and sets out to find the free-spirited daredevil he once knew.
But Lucas isn’t the same man he was eight years ago.
One night. A shattered heart. And an endless parade of nameless faces. Lucas Sullivan is South Haven’s ultimate playboy, a reputation he’s honed since the only boy he ever loved left without a trace. To the world, he’s brash and confident, an in-demand artist who spends his days designing one-of-a-kind pieces and his nights as king of the downtown scene.
Many have tried and failed to get past the barrier he’s carefully constructed, but it’s the shy, studious boy he once coaxed out of his shell who still haunts him.
Maybe it was a mistake. Maybe it was lust. Or maybe…it was a little bit like love.




I absolutely LOVE Lucas and Jackson! I could not get enough of them and their story. Victims of a homophobic father and an almost practically arranged marriage, Lucas and Jackson look to be doomed from the beginning. But that doesn't stop the love these to find for each other.

Pressure from your family to carry on the name and/or the business is heavy enough. Couple that in with some family tragedies and your destiny is written. There's nothing else you can do to break away right. It's scary and unknown. Going to back to what you always knew is easy and expected. But, just once, you want to live for you. You want to live and be happy. I wanted this so badly for Jackson. Lucas was his happy place, even if he didn't realize how much Lucas meant to him at first. 

Lucas's broken heart spoke to me. His own family tragedies hit me on a personal level and his loneliness was palpable. Of course, the stubborn man would tell you he wasn't lonely. He'd even convinced himself he was happy....That is until Jackson shows back up. He's completely thrown on his a*$. 

I loved these characters and their friends. I was completely sucked in from page one and I read this book in two days. What I enjoyed the most is that there wasn't a conflict of a label. They didn't have to be gay, straight or bi. Even though they were asked, the boys didn't have to battle with their emotions on their sexuality. Who they loved is who they loved. Their drama was due to outsiders, not who they chose to love. I felt that was just...EVERYTHING!

#LoveIsLove




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