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Thursday, 24 May 2018

Release Day Blitz: Road Trip by Andie M. Long & Laura Barnard + 5* review + giveaway

 •.☆.•ROAD TRIP RELEASE DAY & GIVEAWAY•.☆.•



Romantic comedy authors Andie M Long and Laura Barnard have teamed together to bring you the hilarious Road Trip!  Out NOW!  #oneclick #romcom #chicklit #lovehate


Synopsis

After the end of a car crash relationship can Katy find true love?


After catching her sister in bed with her fiancΓ©, school teacher Katy Cornish enlists playboy colleague Felix Montague to help her save face. What she doesn’t bargain on is them both losing their jobs in the process.


With finances running out, Katy must endure the rude and arrogant Felix while they embark on a road trip around the country in hopes of securing a new job. But there’s just one problem... they’re up for the same posts. This road trip is going to be unlike any other, with them doing whatever they can to sabotage the other.


Can they see past themselves and their egos to each other? Or will their desperation to continue their careers drive them apart?

Click here to buy it now or read for FREE via Kindle Unlimited.




My Review

*ARC received in return for an honest review 

Omigod, I bloody LOVED this, it was hilarious!!! 

Road Trip, the first book from new writing duo Andie M.Long and Laura Barnard,  started off with a bang quite literally and what a delight it was to read. I have read and loved books from both authors, respectively, so I knew I was in for a real treat when I heard they were teaming up to write together and they definitely didn't disappoint me. 

It’s been a while since I’ve laughed like this at a book, I couldn't stop laughing from beginning to end. In fact I laughed so loud at times I'm sure my neighbour wondered what was going on. There are so many hilarious scenes that I can’t mention them all but the ones with the McFlurry and drunk Jenna and the bee are just a few of them. The authors lined those scenes up in succession like domino toppling, and they were executed perfectly. 

The plot flowed so effortlessly and fast-paced that, before I knew it I'd reached the end. The banter and growing relationship between Katy and Felix was both funny and believable, I was rooting for them from the moment they met. I loved the way they bounced off each other and couldn't stop chuckling to myself over their antics. 

With adorable main characters, a wonderful and hilarious supporting cast and a funny-as-hell plot Road Trip is a great summer read, charming and delightful. Perfect!!  

My rating... 


Giveaway

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Thursday, 3 May 2018

Release Blitz: From Ashes To Flames (The West Brothers #1) by A.M. Hargrove + 5* review + playlist



Title: From Ashes to Flames
Series: The West Brothers Series #1
Author: A.M. Hargrove
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 3, 2018

Synopsis

I had it all—the dream job, a wonderful boyfriend, a fabulous life.
Or that’s what I thought.
Then my life took an unexpected turn and I found myself working as a nanny for the hot-tempered Dr. West.
He and his regimented spreadsheets and rude attitude were more than anyone should have to take.
If that jerkface thought he could order me around, he’d better think again.
Then one day I discovered his secrets, which explained why he acted the way he did.
I never expected my heart to soften towards him so much.
I never expected to have such sexy dreams about him.
Nor did I expect to want him the way I did.
But he was my boss, older than me, and off-limits.
And if I wasn’t careful, everything, including my heart, would go up in flames.

This is a stand alone contemporary romance novel from the author of For The Love of English.



Purchase Links

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Review
*ARC received in return for an honest review

Oh what a fabulous read, a real page turner. Annie, you’ve excelled yourself, I FLOVED it!!!

If you’re a fan of single dad romances and, like me, you loved A.M. Hargrove’sFor The Love of English’ then you MUST read this!! 

From Ashes To Flames has sent me on an emotional roller coaster of a ride. And what a ride! The fast paced plot had me hooked from the beginning and kept on the edge of my seat for most of the time, when I wasn't chuckling to myself. One hilarious scene in particular had me laughing so out loud so hard. You can always rely on this author to add her quirky sense of humour to her books. Pure genius!

I love a strong female lead who isn’t afraid to say what she’s thinking and Marin McLain was all that and more. With her rainbow coloured hair, piercings and tattoos and sassy mouth Dr. Greydon West didn’t know what had hit him. He'd definitely met his match with Marin. 

Although Grey seemed quite distant and unfeeling at the start I adored that hot,  sexy doctor *sighs*. Did I mention that he was hot? 😍 πŸ”₯
I did feel for Grey over what he went through but at one point I did want to grab him by the shoulders to shake some sense into him and shout, ‘GET A GRIP, MAN!! LOOK WHAT YOU’RE DOING!!!!’

Six year old Kinsley TOTALLY stole the show. She turned my heart to mush with her Irish step-dancing and her ‘clicky shoes’.

From Ashes To Flames was a definite 'Goldilocks' read for me...just right.
It had just the right amount of humour, angst, drama, tension and sizzling, hot passion. Oh, and the surprise at the end was simply perfect! πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

I know I’m not doing this book the justice it deserves but trust me, this is one you need on your kindle. Go #1Click the hell out of this, I can't recommend it enough!!

I give this a rating of...

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About the Author  

One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, USA Today bestselling author, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn't do something soon, it would be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life. So she made a quick decision to quit her job and reinvented herself as a Naughty and Nice Romance Author.

Reader, Writer, #WalterThePuppy Owner, Dark Chocolate Lover, Ice Cream Worshipper, Vodka Aficionado, Coffee Drinker, she believes coffee and ice cream should be added as part of the USDA food groups. 


Tuesday, 1 May 2018

Cover Reveal: Road Trip by Andie M. Long & Laura Barnard

 .☆.•ROAD TRIP COVER REVEAL & GIVEAWAY•.☆.•

Romantic comedy authors Andie M Long and Laura Barnard have teamed together to bring you the hilarious Road Trip!  

Out on 23rd May, get your one click fingers ready ;-)



Synopsis

After the end of a car crash relationship can Katy find true love?

After catching her sister in bed with her fiancΓ©, school teacher Katy Cornish enlists playboy colleague Felix Montague to help her save face. What she doesn’t bargain on is them both losing their jobs in the process.


With finances running out, Katy must endure the rude and arrogant Felix while they embark on a road trip around the country in hopes of securing a new job. But there’s just one problem... they’re up for the same posts. This road trip is going to be unlike any other, with them doing whatever they can to sabotage the other. 


Can they see past themselves and their egos to each other? Or will their desperation to continue their careers drive them apart?

***The book will be available to read for FREE via Kindle Unlimited from 23rd May.



Head on over to Laura's Facebook page to enter their giveaway for a chance to win $10/£10 Amazon Gift Card & Advanced Reader Copy.



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Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Release Boost: The Dandelion by Michelle Leighton + 5* review

I am sooo excited about this release!! 

M. Leighton has dusted off her keyboard and is back, writing as Michelle Leighton. 

And OMIGOD, what an emotional and beautiful story!

I absolutely LOVED it and can't recommend it enough!!!  

Scroll down for the synopsis and my 5 🌟 review.


Title: The Dandelion
Author: Michelle Leighton
Release Date: April 8, 2018


Synopsis


At thirty-five, Abigail Simmons has mastered only one thing—running. When tragedy strikes, she runs. This time her urge to flee brings Abi back to her hometown, where she hopes she can find the peace she’s always searched for. That hope is dashed when Abi’s ex, Sam Forrester, bumps his way back into her life.

Sam has flourished in ways Abi hasn’t. From the outside, he has it all—a successful medical practice, a beautiful daughter, and a charming wife.
Who is dying.
Sara Forrester is dying and her final wish is for Sam to find love again so she can meet the woman who will finish raising her daughter and grow old with her husband. Abi seems like the perfect fit, but what Sara doesn’t know is that Abi has a secret, a secret no one could guess.
And it’s a deal breaker.
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My Review

*ARC received in return for an honest review

Oh my word, this book!!! 

The Dandelion is the first book from M. Leighton writing as Michelle Leighton and I couldn’t be more thrilled. Michelle is one of my few top ‘go-to’ authors who never disappoint me, I practically inhale her books! She has a great knack for taking you on an emotionally charged journey, breaking your heart along the way but building it back up towards the end.


The Dandelion is one of those books.

A beautiful, heart-felt and heartbreaking story of loss and second chances...a second chance at love. A second chance at living.


“Life without pain is life without living”


Still dealing with the recent loss of my mother I realised pretty early on that , perhaps, this was not the ideal time to read The Dandelion but it was too late. I was already invested in the lives of Abi, Sam, Sara and Noelle and I was determined to read their story, regardless of how tough it may be for me.


I immediately connected with Abi, my heart hurting so much for her over what she’d gone through, and was still going through. Her plight affected me in so many ways, I had to stop quite a few times to wipe away my tears and at one point I was sobbing so hard I couldn’t see.


I absolutely ADORED it!!!


I can’t recommend The Dandelion enough. Make it your next read but remember to stock up on tissues, you’re gonna need them!


I give The Dandelion...





Thursday, 29 March 2018

Release Blitz: Worth Every Risk by Terri E. Laine & A.M. Hargrove




Title: Worth Every Risk
A Wilde Players Series Standalone Spin-off Novel
Authors: Terri E. Laine & A.M. Hargrove
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 29, 2018

Synopsis

USA Today Bestselling authors, Terri E. Laine and A.M. Hargrove are bringing a new sexy standalone contemporary romance novel, Worth Every Risk.

Andi

He was my best friend since we were little.
Even though he was off limits, as we grew up, he became my forever, my everything.
But I couldn’t let my selfish dreams hold him back. 
They say that if you love someone, you should let them go. 
I did. 
He became the world’s greatest soccer player.
Money.
Fame.
Beautiful women. 
He had it all. 
One thing I never expected was for him to walk back into my life again. 

Chase

She was perfect for me in every way. 
Once we kissed that first time, there was no turning back. 
But I made a mistake by letting her go. 
My need for her has only grown.
After three long years, I’ve decided to get her back.
Only I’m too late.
Someone has taken my place. 
I don’t know if I still love her or if I should hate her.
One thing is certain. 
She is and always has been mine.


Purchase Links

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Free in Kindle Unlimited


About the Authors
Terri E. Laine

Terri E. Laine, USA Today bestselling author, left a lucrative career as a CPA to pursue her love for writing. Outside of her roles as a wife and mother of three, she’s always been a dreamer and as such became an avid reader at a young age.

Many years later, she got a crazy idea to write a novel and set out to try to publish it. With over a dozen titles published under various pen names, the rest is history. Her journey has been a blessing, and a dream realized. She looks forward to many more memories to come.



You can find more about her books at www.terrielaine.com.




A.M. Hargrove

One day, on her way home from work as a sales manager, USA Today bestselling author, A. M. Hargrove, realized her life was on fast forward and if she didn't do something soon, it would be too late to write that work of fiction she had been dreaming of her whole life. So she made a quick decision to quit her job and reinvented herself as a Naughty and Nice Romance Author.

Reader, Writer, #WalterThePuppy Owner, Dark Chocolate Lover, Ice Cream Worshipper, Vodka Aficionado, Coffee Drinker, she believes coffee and ice cream should be added as part of the USDA food groups. Find out more at www.amhargrove.com


Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Release Day Launch: Ride Dirty (Raven Riders #3.5) by Laura Kaye + excerpt

   

From New York Times Bestselling author Laura Kaye, comes RIDE DIRTY, a new novella in her Raven Riders Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure to grab your copy today!


   

Title: Ride Dirty (Raven Riders #3.5)
Author: Laura Kaye
Release Date: March 13, 2018

Synopsis

 Caine McKannon is all about rules. As the Raven Riders Sergeant-at-Arms, he prizes loyalty to his brothers and protection of his club. As a man, he takes pleasure wherever he can get it but allows no one close—because distance is the only way to ensure people can’t hurt you. And he’s had enough pain for a lifetime.
But then he rescues a beautiful woman from an attack.
Kids and school are kindergarten teacher Emma Kerry’s whole life, so she’s stunned to realize she has an enemy—and even more surprised to find a protector in the intimidating man who saved her. Tall, dark, and tattooed, Caine is unlike any man Emma’s ever known, and she’s as uncertain of him as she is attracted. As the danger escalates, Caine is in her house more and more – until one night of passion lands him in her bed.
But breaking the rules comes at a price, forcing Caine to fight dirty to earn a chance at love.

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Learn more about the Raven Riders Series

*Coming to other retailers June 2018


   

Excerpt

 “What do I do?” Emma asked. “We,” Caine said as an urgent, demanding possessiveness dug its claws into his soul. Dug them in, deep. And it was, without question, something he’d never felt before in his whole life. When you felt as unworthy as he did, you rarely believed that you deserved to possess anything at all. But now, in the face of her vulnerability, Caine dared to hope that he might deserve...what? Not her, exactly, because after being viewed as no more than a possession by the couple that ran his group home, the idea of possessing another person made his stomach roll. But maybe the chance to get to know her, at the very least. And maybe even the chance to give her the things he’d always wanted but never been able to have. Jesus, even daring to hope for such things made him feel like the bottom might fall right out from underneath of him. And when that happened, he’d just fall and fall and fall… But if she was going to be brave, he sure the fuck would, too. “We’ll figure this out, Emma. Do you hear me? You’re not in this alone.” His voice sounded like it’d been scoured with sandpaper. She peered up at him, and her bottom lip trembled a little more. “Promise?” “Jesus, come here,” he rasped, hauling her in against his chest. He held her tight with one arm and stroked her hair back with the other. And Christ, she felt so good there. So warm and soft against all his cold hardness. So right. These thoughts were so foreign to him he hardly knew what to do with them, but that didn’t make them any less true. He had to swallow around a knot of emotion before he could go on, but when he finally did, his voice was rock solid again. “I give you my word, Emma.” He made one more promise, too, but this one he kept to himself. Once, he’d failed to protect someone he should’ve. Worse than that, her death had been his fault. Caine vowed to himself—he wouldn’t make the same mistake twice. This time, he’d rather die first.    

     



About the Author


Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in contemporary and erotic romance and romantic suspense, including the Raven Riders, Hard Ink, and Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. Laura also writes historical fiction as the NYT bestselling author, Laura Kamoie. She lives in Maryland with her husband and two daughters, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.      

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Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Excerpt Reveal: Gentleman Nine by Penelope Ward

   
  

Title: Gentlemen Nine
Author: Penelope Ward
Release Date: February 19, 2018

Synopsis

From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.  

Growing up, the three of us were friends. 
He was the nerd. 
I was the playboy. 
She was the beauty.   

Deep down, I only ever wanted her. I kept it inside because Rory and I made a pact that our friend, Amber, was off-limits.

He lied.   

I went off to college, and he got the girl. 
Amber never knew how I felt. They were together for years—before he broke her heart.   

Through it all and across the miles, she and I casually stayed in touch. 
When my job sent me to Boston for a three-month contract position, Amber let me stay in her spare room.   

Still reeling from her breakup, she’d sworn off men.
One night, I opened her computer to find the shock of my life. She’d hesitantly contacted a male escort company. Afraid to date and get her heart broken again, she was looking for sex with no strings. 
Every emotion imaginable ran through me: protectiveness, jealousy—curiosity. 
Amber had chosen Gentleman Number Nine and sent him a message. 
She opened up to him, confessing, among other things, her physical attraction to her friend— me. But she considered me off-limits—and she thought I was a manwhore. (Ironic, considering the circumstances.) 

Eventually, she set up a date to meet Gentleman Nine at a hotel. When she showed up several nights later to meet him, she got the surprise of her life to see me standing there—with an offer I hoped she wouldn’t refuse.        




**No Amazon e-book preorder. Will go live on/around release day **

Excerpt
      
  G9, Is that what your friends call you? I like that. Thanks for the answers. That’s an interesting question—why tonight of all nights? Well, I saw my ex tagged on Facebook with another woman, and that put me over the edge. But it’s more than that. Lately, I’ve developed a strong attraction to a good friend of mine, and that’s sort of screwing with me a bit. He’s actually temporarily living in my condo, but he’s someone I’ve known for years. I’ve always thought he was extremely handsome, but it’s complicated. He and I would not be a good match romantically. He’s not the monogamous type, or at least, he never used to be. We’re better off as friends. He was also the best friend of my ex years back, so there’s that. Having him around, though, has made me more sensitized to my sexual desires. Little things like the waft of his scent, the way he touches the small of my back when he passes by me in the kitchen…it’s like my body is on this constant state of alert. So, I was thinking if I could just—for lack of a better word—get laid, maybe I could get this feeling out of my system. Amber   

My jaw was open as I just sat there staring at the screen. Holy shit. I read it again. And again. And again. I honestly didn’t think that Amber felt that way about me. She would always make jokes about me being good-looking, but her attraction to Rory proved that her taste wasn’t exactly conventional. Now, I really felt like shit for invading her privacy, because there was no way she would’ve been okay with confessing that to me. I never imagined any of this had to do with me. I’d assumed it was solely about Rory. She wanted to use another man to f*ck me out of her system? That revelation left me shocked and confused—not to mention hard as f*ck thinking about the fact that Amber wanted me. 
        
   
About the Author

 Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She’s a seventeen-time New York Times bestseller. Her novels are published in over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world. Having grown up in Boston with five older brothers, she spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 13-year-old girl with autism and a 12-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island. 



Other books from Penelope Ward

 Drunk Dial
Amazon US | Amazon UK | B&N | Kobo | iBooks

Mack Daddy
Amazon US | Amazon UK | iTunes | B&N | Kobo

RoomHate

Stepbrother Dearest

Neighbor Dearest

Sins of Sevin
Jake Undone (Jake #1)

My Skylar

Jake Understood (Jake #2)
Gemini
Other books from Penelope Ward & 
Vi Keeland

Dear Bridget, I Want You 
Amazon US | Amazon UK | B&NKoboiBooks

Mister Moneybags
Cocky Bastard

Stuck-Up Suit
Playboy Pilot
Amazon US | Amazon UK | iBooks | Nook | Kobo