Thursday, 22 September 2016

Release Blitz: Fastball (A Wilde Players Dirty Romance #2) by A.M. Hargrove & Terri E. Laine + 5* review

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Title: Fastball
Series: A Wilde Players Dirty Romance #2 
Authors: A.M. Hargrove and Terri E. Laine 
Cover Design: Michele Catalano 
Creative Photography: Sara Eirew
Release Date: September 22, 2016


Synopsis

USA TODAY BESTSELLING authors, Terri E. Laine and A.M. Hargrove bring a new full-length standalone, Contemporary Romance novel.

Our relationship starts off like a bad joke.

A gorgeous guy walks into a bar and says to me, “Do you want to F#ck?” and damn if I don’t say yes.

And that should have been it—the punch line.

We never should’ve seen each other again.

Only we do.

Turns out sex on a stick, Ryder Wilde, is more than an orgasm-giver. He’s a player. Not just any either. A Major League Baseball pitcher. And damn, I want to be his catcher.

Except he doesn’t want to play any games or follow my rules:
No relationships.
No falling in love.

Because he’s used to winning … and wants to claim me as his prize.

His mission is to own me, body and soul, no matter how much I push him away.

Powerless to stop him, I can only hope my heart isn’t another casualty of his fastball.


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My Review
*ARC received in return for an honest review

Wow!! Fastball started off with a bang, literally, and boy did it take me for a ride. This has to be my favourite of the series so far, freakin' loved it!! 

Fastball is a real page-turner, the plot was fast paced and kept me hooked from the start. It had me laughing out loud so many times, fuming and shouting at Ryder's agent (no spoilers) and fanning myself from the oh-so-hot, steamy scenes! There was a rather touching scene that gave me goosebumps and left me with tears in my eyes. 

I loved Gina, she was such a strong woman, she'd had to be growing up practically on her own but yet she was soft and fragile on the inside when you looked closer. She certainly met her match with Ryder. Maaan, they made the Fourth of July look tame with their fireworks between the sheets, in the bathroom. Anywhere! 
Ryder, what can I say about that hot, sexy pitcher other than...he is so mine with his dirty mouth and even dirtier moves, just sayin'.

Another awesome success from the pens of the dynamic writing duo Hargrove & Laine, this series just gets better & better. Bring on book three..quick!! 
Go 1-click this baby now.

My rating...


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 About the Authors


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. 

Annie fancies herself all of the following: Reader, Writer, Dark Chocolate Lover, Ice Cream Worshipper, Coffee Drinker (swears the coffee, chocolate, and ice cream should be added as part of the USDA food groups). Lover of Grey Goose (and an extra dirty martini), #WalterThePuppy Lover, and if you're ever around her for more than five minutes, you'll find out she's a non-stop talker.  

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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.

In her early years, she and her best friend would tell each other stories over the phone when they were bored. They called them their "soap operas" and generally revolved around whatever boy they liked at the time.

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.


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Blog Tour: For The Love of English by A.M. Hargrove + 5* review

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Title: For The Love of English
Author: A.M. Hargrove
Release Date: September 15, 2016

Synopsis 

From USA Today Bestselling Author, A.M. Hargrove, comes a New Adult, Single Dad, Sexy, Stand Alone Romance.

Single dad, Beckley Bridges, is sexy as hell. 
No, really, he’s the hottest thing since the sun was created. 
Honest to God, crack an egg on him and the thing will sizzle. 
So what’s the problem? 
He’s also a gigantic jerk. 
I hate the bastard. 
I try to avoid him at all costs. 
But for some reason, everywhere I go he seems to show up. 

Only the real issue is his daughter, English. 
She’s an adorable quirky first-grader who’s the sweetest thing since iced tea. 
And she’s one of my students but also the love of his life. 
So I have to deal with him on a professional level. 
It’s not easy. 
On a scale of easy to hard, dealing with Beckley Bridges is like nails screeching across a blackboard. 

But when English’s mother tries to gain custody after abandoning her on Beckley’s doorstep as an infant, he’ll do anything possible to keep English under his roof. 

That’s how he ends up propositioning me. 

And crazy as it sounds?  

I find myself considering it.  

This is a full-length novel that includes mature content not suitable younger readers.  

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My Review
*ARC received in return for an honest review

Oh, I loved this book!!! I finished it with a huge sigh and a massive grin on my face.

It's no secret that A.M. Hargrove is one of my favourite authors and I always devour her books with relish. For The Love of English was no exception. It had everything, and so much more, for me. Tense, nail biting drama that had me shouting out loud and gripping my kindle so hard my knuckles were white. Plenty of laugh out loud moments that had me chuckling for ages after. Scorching hot scenes to set my pulse racing and have me reaching for a cigarette, even though I don't smoke! And enough heart warming scenes to make me feel all warm and fuzzy, they would melt even the coldest heart.

I could cheerfully have throttled Beck over the way he was with Sheridan when they first met but he very quickly redeemed himself as everything he did was for his daughter. Not to mention the fact he was so damn HOT!!
Sheridan reminded me a little bit of myself in that, in public she was very polite and professional because of her job but behind closed doors...what a potty mouth, oh my Lord, I loved her.
Together, they made a dynamite couple and their chemistry between the sheets, and out of them, was so hot I needed oven gloves to handle my kindle!!

But the real star of the story is a little six year old girl called English. She was sooo adorable with her blonde ringlets, mismatched fashion sense that sort of worked, heart-shaped sunglasses and plastic pink tiara! She stole my heart and put me under the rainbow.

For The Love of English is a totally heart warming, feel-good story filled with such wonderful and amazing characters. This is one book I will never tire of reading, time and time again. Go 1-click now and put yourself under the rainbow. I did.

My rating...


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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.

She fancies herself all of the following: Reader, Writer, Dark Chocolate Lover, Ice Cream Worshipper, Coffee Drinker (swears the coffee, chocolate, and ice cream should be added as part of the USDA food groups), Lover of Grey Goose (and an extra dirty martini), #WalterThePuppy Lover, and if you’re ever around her for more than five minutes, you’ll find out she’s a non-stop talker.


Tuesday, 20 September 2016

5+* Review: Levi's Blue by M. Leighton

Yesterday the awesome Levi's Blue, by the wonderfully talented M. LEIGHTON was released.

Unfortunately, due to real life getting in the way, I was unable to have my review ready for the release day post, soo...

here it is!!


Title: Levi’s Blue
Author: M. Leighton
Release Date: September 19, 2016

Synopsis

Four beautiful days. Three steamy nights. One breathtaking love.

Levi Michelson. He wanted four dates. Four opportunities to prove I could trust him. Four chances to change my mind about him.


I agreed.

Probably not my smartest decision. He was everything I knew to avoid—gorgeous, charming, sexy as hell—but I couldn’t help myself. When he touched me the whole world disappeared. I should’ve known I could lose myself to him, that he could be the one man to destroy me.

I guess it’s true what they say—some things are too good to be true. And Levi Michaelson might just be one of them.


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My Review
*ARC received in return for an honest review.

M. Leighton is back!!
Oh, I wish I could give this incredible book more than 5 stars, to say I loved it is a definite understatement. I can't recommend it highly enough!

I finished Levi's Blue earlier today and I'm still sat wondering how I can review it and do both the book and the author justice without revealing any of the plot as there are major spoilers.

M. Leighton has a great knack of creating wonderful, believable characters with so much depth and passion that they stay with us long after their story has finished. She creates gripping and exciting plots that hook us from the first word until the very last and leave us reeling with the after effects of riding an emotional roller coaster. Levi's Blue was no exception.

This is an incredibly sweet, funny and melt-your-heart read, not to mention HOT! It had all the feels for me. I laughed, sighed and swooned, growled and shouted at my kindle. When I finished I had tears in my eyes, a lump in my throat and a huge smile on my face. I thought my heart would burst with the love I felt for Levi and Evie. They shared such a wonderful connection...sexy, witty banter that made me laugh out loud, red hot chemistry that had me fannng myself and so much more that had me sighing and wishing Levi was mine! 

I can't say anymore without revealing major spoilers, as I said earlier, so go 1-click now, fill your world with colour and make Levi yours. I promise you won't regret it. 
#PaintYourWorldLevisBlue

I give this a rating of...


         


About the Author  


New York TimesUSA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, M. Leighton lives in the deep South with her super-hero husband and super-smart maltipoo.  She has a fondness for coffee and chocolate, loves the color red, laughs at almost anything and often stares out her window, daydreaming of far-away places.

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Monday, 19 September 2016

Release Blitz: Levi's Blue by M. Leighton

Are you ready to #unzip #LevisBlue?

Levi's Blue by M. Leighton is LIVE!

From the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, M. Leighton, comes a brand new super sexy standalone that is guaranteed to make you sweat and make you swoon.
"Amazing. Unique. Beautiful. Sexy.  LEVI'S BLUE by M. Leighton is ALL THAT and MORE!" ~~ Shayna Renee's Spicy Reads

Title: Levi’s Blue
Author: M. Leighton
Release Date: September 19, 2016

Synopsis

Four beautiful days. Three steamy nights. One breathtaking love.

Levi Michelson. He wanted four dates. Four opportunities to prove I could trust him. Four chances to change my mind about him.


I agreed.

Probably not my smartest decision. He was everything I knew to avoid—gorgeous, charming, sexy as hell—but I couldn’t help myself. When he touched me the whole world disappeared. I should’ve known I could lose myself to him, that he could be the one man to destroy me.

I guess it’s true what they say—some things are too good to be true. And Levi Michaelson might just be one of them.

#LevisBlue  #Unzipped  #Sept19  #NewRelease  #ComingSoon  #MLeighton


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New York TimesUSA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, M. Leighton lives in the deep South with her super-hero husband and super-smart maltipoo.  She has a fondness for coffee and chocolate, loves the color red, laughs at almost anything and often stares out her window, daydreaming of far-away places.








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Thursday, 15 September 2016

Release Tour: For The Love of English by A.M. Hargrove

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Title: For The Love of English
Author: A.M. Hargrove
Release Date: September 15, 2016

Synopsis 

From USA Today Bestselling Author, A.M. Hargrove, comes a New Adult, Single Dad, Sexy, Stand Alone Romance.

Single dad, Beckley Bridges, is sexy as hell. 
No, really, he’s the hottest thing since the sun was created. 
Honest to God, crack an egg on him and the thing will sizzle. 
So what’s the problem? 
He’s also a gigantic jerk. 
I hate the bastard. 
I try to avoid him at all costs. 
But for some reason, everywhere I go he seems to show up. 

Only the real issue is his daughter, English. 
She’s an adorable quirky first-grader who’s the sweetest thing since iced tea. 
And she’s one of my students but also the love of his life. 
So I have to deal with him on a professional level. 
It’s not easy. 
On a scale of easy to hard, dealing with Beckley Bridges is like nails screeching across a blackboard. 

But when English’s mother tries to gain custody after abandoning her on Beckley’s doorstep as an infant, he’ll do anything possible to keep English under his roof. 

That’s how he ends up propositioning me. 

And crazy as it sounds?  

I find myself considering it.  

This is a full-length novel that includes mature content not suitable younger readers.  


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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.
She fancies herself all of the following: Reader, Writer, Dark Chocolate Lover, Ice Cream Worshipper, Coffee Drinker (swears the coffee, chocolate, and ice cream should be added as part of the USDA food groups), Lover of Grey Goose (and an extra dirty martini), #WalterThePuppy Lover, and if you’re ever around her for more than five minutes, you’ll find out she’s a non-stop talker.



Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Excerpt Reveal: For The Love of English by A.M. Hargrove

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Title: For The Love of English
Author: A.M. Hargrove
Release Date: September 15, 2016

Synopsis 

From USA Today Bestselling Author, A.M. Hargrove, comes a New Adult, Single Dad, Sexy, Stand Alone Romance.

Single dad, Beckley Bridges, is sexy as hell. 
No, really, he’s the hottest thing since the sun was created. 
Honest to God, crack an egg on him and the thing will sizzle. 
So what’s the problem? 
He’s also a gigantic jerk. 
I hate the bastard. 
I try to avoid him at all costs. 
But for some reason, everywhere I go he seems to show up. 

Only the real issue is his daughter, English. 
She’s an adorable quirky first-grader who’s the sweetest thing since iced tea. 
And she’s one of my students but also the love of his life. 
So I have to deal with him on a professional level. 
It’s not easy. 
On a scale of easy to hard, dealing with Beckley Bridges is like nails screeching across a blackboard. 

But when English’s mother tries to gain custody after abandoning her on Beckley’s doorstep as an infant, he’ll do anything possible to keep English under his roof. 

That’s how he ends up propositioning me. 

And crazy as it sounds?  

I find myself considering it.  

This is a full-length novel that includes mature content not suitable younger readers.  

Excerpt 

I thrum my fingers on the table. “I have to think about this. I mean, we haven’t even kissed, and we’re discussing marriage. What if I don’t like the way you—” my eyes bulge at the thought of what I was going to say.
A cocky grin appears. Damn him. Why does he have to be so confident? “Like the way I what?” he asks. He knows damn well what I was referring to.
Never mind.”
No, I want to know.”
I squiggle around in my seat.
Does it have anything to do with fucking hard and fast?” he asks, emphasizing the last words and still smiling smugly.
My jaw nearly slams on the table.
Sheridan, I don’t think you have anything to worry about in that regard.”
My wine glass beckons, so I grab it and chug down the contents.
Care for some more?” he asks as he waggles his brows.
I can’t answer him, so he pours me a glass anyway. The dog. Then he leans forward and draws a circle on the top of my hand. That circle has a direct path to my girly bits, and it’s not fair at all because I honestly don’t like the man.
You have to know I like you, and that I’m attracted to you.” What? “I’ve made no secret of it. I wouldn’t be hanging around you or spending time with you otherwise. Even if English liked you, I would’ve steered things in a different direction, made excuses to her, or whatever. But I didn’t. Because I like you. I happen to think you’re gorgeous. And sexy. And funny. And I want to kiss you and do other things, but I walk the straight and narrow because I try to be the best dad I can and set a good example. So there you have it.”
You think I’m gorgeous and sexy? Why would you think that?” The question popped out before I could stop it.
His expression immediately changes into one of exasperation. “Why wouldn’t I?”
Because. Guys like you don’t go for girls like me.”
Guys like me? What’s that supposed to mean?” He not only is surprised, but sounds borderline insulted by my statement.
Look at me.”
That’s what I’m doing.”
No, I mean, haven’t you seen me? And you … you’re all, well, you could have any woman you wanted.”
First, you act as though I’m blind. Second, I like what I see. And third, I want what’s right here.”
That doesn’t make sense.”
Sheridan, I’m a photographer. I have a very good eye.”
You may, but you haven’t seen me naked.” Then I clamp my hand over my mouth. Why the hell do I always say shit like this? I’m forever putting my foot in my mouth.
Is that an offer?” he asks with an arched brow.
What would your guy friends say about me?”
He lets out a derisive laugh. “Guy friends? I’m a twenty-five-year-old single dad. I was nineteen when English pretty much fell into my life. All my guy friends were frat rats who were more interested in fucking a different girl every weekend and getting as drunk as possible before they did it. Do you think they were interested in me with an infant? My guy friends dropped me like I had the fucking plague. The closest thing I have to guy friends is my dad. Parents with kids English’s age are usually older than me, married with a family, and don’t want to hang out with a young single dad. So my friends are nonexistent.”
Our fingers are touching, and his explanation suddenly makes him more appealing to me. I want this man. In my bed. I want to find out if we’re sexually compatible. But I’m pretty damn sure he’d be disappointed. On the other hand, what do I have to lose? Okay, rejection is pretty hard to take, but it sounds as though he’s sort of into me. Or at least he’s putting on a good show. At least he’s honest about what he wants from me, and it’s all out in the open.
Is English coming home tonight?”
No,” he says, smiling. “Wanna test out my big bed and play roll ’em?”
I start laughing so hard I can’t stop. “I can’t.”
Why not?”
I have this damn boot.”
I have an idea,” he says with a twinkle in his eye.
What’s that?”
You can do the rolling, and I’ll do the jumping.”
With the most serious face I can manage, I ask, “Didn’t your mom ever teach you?”


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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.
She fancies herself all of the following: Reader, Writer, Dark Chocolate Lover, Ice Cream Worshipper, Coffee Drinker (swears the coffee, chocolate, and ice cream should be added as part of the USDA food groups), Lover of Grey Goose (and an extra dirty martini), #WalterThePuppy Lover, and if you’re ever around her for more than five minutes, you’ll find out she’s a non-stop talker.