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ONE DAY SALE!! Real & Mine – Katy Evans (US only)

kindledailydealsat   For one day only, REAL and MINE are the Kindle daily deal.

If you have yet to read this series, where have you been? And why do you not know Remy yet?

It’s the perfect time to download and fall in love with Remy and Brooke.

17617277REAL synopsis

A fallen boxer.
A woman with a broken dream.
A competition…

He even makes me forget my name. One night was all it took, and I forgot everything and anything except the sexy fighter in the ring who sets my mind ablaze and my body on fire with wanting…

Remington Tate is the strongest, most confusing man I’ve ever met in my life.

He’s the star of the dangerous underground fighting circuit, and I’m drawn to him as I’ve never been drawn to anything in my life. I forget who I am, what I want, with just one look from him. When he’s near, I need to remind myself that I am strong–but he is stronger. And now it’s my job to keep his body working like a perfect machine, his taut muscles primed and ready to break the bones of his next opponents . . .

But the one he’s most threatening to, now, is me.

I want him. I want him without fear. Without reservations.

If only I knew for sure what it is that he wants from me?(

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17792606MINE Synopsis

He’s mine, and I’m his. Our love is all-consuming, powerful, imperfect, and real…

In the international bestseller REAL, the unstoppable bad boy of the Underground fighting circuit finally met his match. Hired to keep him in prime condition, Brooke Dumas unleashed a primal desire in Remington “Riptide” Tate as vital as the air he breathes… and now he can’t live without her.

Brooke never imagined she would end up with the man who is every woman’s dream, but not all dreams end happily ever after, and just when they need each other the most, she is torn away from his side. Now with distance and darkness between them, the only thing left is to fight for the love of the man she calls MINE.


—> MINE  

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Posted in Books I've Bought

This Week’s Splurges

17887311Dirt (#2) – India Lee

Synopsis

Five months ago, Amanda Nathan was a dumped, scorned, and tragically bored moderator for the Internet’s largest gossip community “HDU,” spending her small town days and nights hiding her pitiable life from catty neighbors. Then, she became an overnight sensation after negotiating a contract to stage a romance with Hollywood’s favorite womanizer, going from moderating the pages of HDU to gracing them daily.

Now, there are no contracts involved in Amanda’s life — she’s on top of the world with not only a job on the TV writing staff of Leadoff but a Hollywood publicist, a pumped up wardrobe, and a real-life, contract-free boyfriend in the former womanizer, Liam Brody.

But how long will the good times last in an industry known for the worst kinds of drama? Amanda’s high fashion closet isn’t exactly free of skeletons considering her past with actress Casey Mulreed, creator of Leadoff’s rival TV show, Legacy — a prodigy and darling so loved by America that her recently outed addiction can’t keep her from the very top of the industry, where she has every last intention to stay. And of course, keeping that crown requires butting heads with Amanda — to say the least.

Good thing this time, the small town girl from Merit, Missouri is just a tad more prepared to handle that signature Hollywood scandal…

Amazon UK: £2.54
Amazon US: $4.03

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17786125A Little Too Far – Lisa Desrochers

Synopsis

Have you ever gone just a little too far?

Lexie Banks has.

Yep. She just had mind-blowing sex with her stepbrother. In her defense, she was on the rebound, and it’s more of a my-dad-happened-to-marry-a-woman-with-a-super-hot-son situation. But still, he’s been her best friend and confidant for the better part of the last few years … and is so off limits. It’s a good thing she’s leaving in two days for a year abroad in Rome.

But even thousands of miles away, Lexie can’t seem to escape trouble. Raised Catholic, she goes to confession in hopes of alleviating some of her guilt … and maybe not burning in hell. Instead, she stumbles out of the confessional and right into Alessandro Moretti, a young and very easy-on-the-eyes deacon … only eight months away from becoming a priest. Lexie and Alessandro grow closer, and when Alessandro’s signals start changing despite his vow of celibacy, she doesn’t know what to think. She’s torn between falling in love with the man she shouldn’t want and the man she can’t have. And she isn’t sure how she can live with herself either way.

Amazon UK: £1.99
Amazon US: $2.99

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Synopsis

20-year-old Lilac York doesn’t like to talk. She doesn’t like to exist outside her books, and she certainly does not like to be involved with the most notorious playboy in uni. But when the gorgeous and arrogant billionaire Nick Christakos asks her to be his friend, she finds herself saying yes, no matter what “friend” could mean to a serial bed-hopper like Nick. There’s just something about him that draws her, something that makes her think he wouldn’t mind if he learned just how broken she was inside.

Nick Christakos is not used to denying himself. But for the sometimes-aloof, sometimes-naïve Lilac he strives to make an exception, doing his best to keep his hands off her even though just one blink of her doll-like eyes has him on fire. With Lilac, he’s not afraid to show the ugliness in him. When she looks at him, Nick almost believes there’s still hope for him to be the man that he used to be.

When another man threatens to take Lilac away, Nick is desperate and selfish enough to pretend he’s fallen in love with Lilac…even though his heart still belongs to the girl who tore him apart

Amazon UK: £1.96
Amazon US: $3.11

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18074107Out Of Line – Jen McLaughlin

Synopsis

Desperate to break free…

I’ve spent my entire life under my father’s thumb, but now I’m finally free to make my own choices. When my roommate dragged me to my first college party, I met Finn Coram and my life turned inside out. He knows how to break the rules and is everything I never knew I wanted. A Marine by day and surfer by night, he pushes me away even as our attraction brings us closer. Now I am finally free to do whatever I want. I know what I want. I choose Finn.

Trying to play by the rules…

I always follow orders. My job, my life, depends on it. I thought this job would be easy, all the rules were made crystal clear, but when I met Carrie Wallington, everything got muddy. She’s a rule I know I shouldn’t break, but damn if I don’t inch closer to the breaking point each time I see her. I’m ready to step out of line. And even worse? I’m living a lie. They say the truth will set you free, but in my case…

The truth will cost me everything

Amazon UK: £0.77
Amazon US: $1.22

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Posted in New Adult

The Thoughtless series – S.C Stephens

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Synopsis

Thoughtless

For almost two years now, Kiera’s boyfriend, Denny, has been everything she’s ever wanted: loving, tender and endlessly devoted to her. When they head off to a new city to start their lives together, Denny at his dream job and Kiera at a top-notch university, everything seems perfect. Then an unforeseen obligation forces the happy couple apart.

Feeling lonely, confused, and in need of comfort, Kiera turns to an unexpected source—a local rock star named Kellan Kyle. At first, he’s purely a friend that she can lean on, but as her loneliness grows, so does their relationship. And then one night everything changes…and none of them will ever be the same

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Effortless

After being caught in the middle of a love triangle which led to a devastating betrayal, Kiera pledged to learn from the mistakes she’d made. She was determined to never again inflict that kind of pain on anyone, especially the soulful, talented man who held her heart. But life offers new challenges for every relationship, and when Kiera’s love is put to the ultimate test, will it survive? Love is easy . . . trust is hard

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Reckless

Can love survive when life gets Reckless?

When the band hits it big, Kiera and Kellan must ask themselves: Can their love for each other survive the constant pressures of superstardom? The friendships they’ve formed, the new family they’ve found, and the history they’ve forged will all play a part in helping them navigate the turbulent waters of the band’s exploding popularity. A greedy executive hell-bent on success, a declining pop star looking for an edge, and a media circus that twists lies into truths are just some of the obstacles the lovers will have to overcome if they are going to remain together. Fame comes with a price-but will it cost Kiera and Kellan everything

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Overall: 12 / 15 stars

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My Reviews

You’ve all read Kerry Heaven’s guest review of The Thoughtless series haven’t you? Well for months everyone on Twitter has been shouting at me for not reading it. For not knowing exactly why Kellan Kyle is the ultimate book boyfriend; why he’s in the top 3 for almost everyone.

So when he won the NA tournament, myself and a lot of other people decided it was about time to pick up this series and get to know Kellan, understand why Kiera is super annoying and why Griffin is completely awesome. I can’t even begin to tell you how I just consumed all three books. They were so hard to put down and as someone who HATES love triangles, I just kept reading and reading, falling harder for Kellan, absolutely wanting to be touched up by Griffin, loving the whole band and getting so angry and irritated with Kiera. Denny? Well I was impartial to him in Thoughtless. In a way he brought it on himself leaving Kiera for two months but I’ll get to that later.

S.C Stephens has won my heart. She made me feel so much throughout these books that I didn’t know what to do or read after them. She makes you feel every emotion under the sun, she makes you irritated, angry, happy, swoony, cry, giggle, want to smack a bit, paranoid, and that is just the tip of the emotions I felt. She really does draw you into the story, into her writing, makes you carry on reading despite getting worked up throughout Thoughtless at Kiera. You want to know what happens, what happens in book two and if they get their happily ever after in book three.

This review is going to combined all the books together because I have a lot of thoughts and as I read them straight after the other, I feel that it’s just easier to add them all together.

Kiera

Kiera. Oh I had heard SO MUCH about this girl through the twitter grapevine. And it was all true. She irritated me, she had me screaming and shouting obscenities at her through my phone and kindle. She annoyed me, she frustrated me and I called her a ‘bitch’ and a ‘tease’ just a few times. In Thoughtless, shes young and naive and doesn’t really know the world. She moved half way across the country to be with a boy!! A boy who left after a few weeks for two months leaving her in a city she had no idea about.

Despite her naivety, she blushes at EVERYTHING! Seriously, I wanted to tell her to just man the fuck up and stop acting like a prude. I really loved it when Griffin took the piss out of her and talked about sex around her. It was literally the best thing ever just to see her act like a virginal little girl.

You see her hurt Kellan (and Denny) so much. Kellan is the sweetest guy around and Kiera just completely fucked him up. She played him, she teased him and I just wanted to slap her and tell her to let him go, stop toying with him feelings and emotions. She deserved what Kellan said to her, because everything was the truth. I really really disliked her in Thoughtless, but I began to warm up to her in Effortless. Okay, so she’s still annoying but now that she and Kellan are together, you see her ease up on her annoyingness. Trust is still a big issue with those two from everything that happened on book one, but they are trying. It doesn’t help that Kellan is off on tour for 6 months.

Kiera really tries her hardest in Effortless. She tries to put the past behind her and focus on her and Kellan. Getting them to the point where although they love each other, they need to trust one another. She grows up a bit in Effortless and you can truly see the love she has for Kellan – his for her too. But of course, Kiera is a stupid little girl and there’s something that she should have told Kellan when Denny comes back. Despite nothing happening with those two, I hated that she hid it from Kellan. She should have told him and got it over with, but no, she kept it a secret. But I do have to say, I squealed at the ending of Effortless. It was actually the cutest thing ever and I did cry, yes. Trust is a hard thing to come by, especially with those two, but I was so glad that they got over their issues and could finally love and trust one another unconditionally.

I really liked Kiera in Reckless. She redeems herself and you watch her grow up a hell of a lot. She and Kellan are stronger than ever and after everything they have been through, they stick together, telling each other everything and battling things together, not alone. I loved Kiera’s strength, her love for Kellan and even through the way she and Kellan were treated, she held it together and tried to find scenarios and other ways to deal with what was happening. She really had her head screwed up in this book.

Kellan

My beautiful and broken Kellan. I don’t even know where to start because he is so utterly perfect I every way. He really has screwed up everything for real life men everywhere. My search for a Scottish Kellan Kyle is now on!

Kellan isn’t your normal book boyfriend. Not in a long run. He’s cocky and confident and oozes this sexiness from him. He’s perfect in an imperfect way and he knows it, but deep down he’s vulnerable and scared and doesn’t think highly of himself – that hes not worthy of being loved. He’s never known love but he wants it. He wants to feel that overpowering love for someone and that’s why he’s slept around. He wants to feel something if only for a little while. So when Kiera and Denny come along and he sees them together, well he wants that. He wants that love they have, that togetherness, that couple stuff.

You see him battle his feelings throughout Thoughtless. See him fall for Kiera, see him get hurt and pushed away and then begged to stay. It was a yo-yo on his emotions and you could really see how it was affecting him. He loved Kiera and she just kept messing with his mind. He hated the thought of her with Denny, he wanted her to himself and she was the first girl he loved, who he wanted to be with for longer than a night. You could totally relate to the way he acted throughout this book, because Kiera deserved every bit of it.

In Effortless you see Kellan and Kiera try to put their guilt aside and be together, in public. They have a lot of trust issues and when Kellan goes on tour for 6 months, the trust is put to the test. Kellan, being the perfect guy that he is would never ever cheat on Kiera. She means everything to him and he has fought so hard for her. He leaves little notes around the house for her to remind her that he loves her and he hides them obscure places so when Kiera finds them it’s like Christmas. You literally love every single note and hope that your boyfriend will do these for you. (I’m single, as you should all know). The biggest thing in this book is trust. Kellan doesn’t think Kiera loves him as much as he loves her and they are still trying to get over their trust issues. But Kiera proves that she not only loves him but she loves in so much more than she ever loved Denny, then that means so much to him. The ending is perfect, I squealed and cried and it’s the perfect way to end book two.

In Reckless my heart was breaking for Kellan. All he wanted to do was make music and with everything going on, with the record company kind of blackmailing him, his love of music was slowly dwindling. He wasn’t happy at all with what he had to do. All he wanted was to show the world who Kiera was, how much he loved her, and how no one would ever come between them but that wasn’t so. You could really see how much everything was affecting him, and Kiera was the one to try and lift his spirits back up. Make him see that she was there for him, help him through the things he was forced to do, through the manipulation of the label.

When a certain event happens – I loved him for it yet I was petrified for him, much like Kiera and everyone else was too. Although Kellan turned about to be okay, what followed after was the greatest thing that could have happened. With everything they had been through, to celebrate and do it this way was actually perfect. Both of them weren’t all that conventional anyway and this was just them. Together. With their family and friends to witness. Just how the both of them wanted.

The epilogue was one of the best things ever. I completely and utterly loved it. Seriously! It was an amazing way to end the whole series. A way to show that everyone were finally at the point in their life where it was just awesome. Family, great friends, overpowering love and a bond that can never be broken. I loved seeing all the couples together; the families together and everyone had come a long way since Thoughtless. They had all grown up and it was lush to see this. It was also lush to see Kellan and Kiera finally at a stage where it was it for them (well it always has been) but you see that although they have grown up, they are still the amazing two people that we (grew to) love (kiera) and you can see that they totally are end game for each other.

All the secondary characters – okay, they didn’t feel secondary – are just amazing. You will fall in love with each and every one of them. You will want Pete’s bar to be real, you will want to be a part of the IT group, have your own table with the DBags, want to work at Pete’s and be a part of their little group. You will want the banter, and the love and the support and friendship from each character. You will want Jenny as your best friend, Griffin to smut talk you and grope you, bear hugs from Evan. Each character has that something special about them and I think that’s what makes them so relatable and what makes you want to be their friends. Friendship and love like these guys have is something very special and it’s what makes me love books like The Thoughtless series.

If you were like me and haven’t got the chance to find out WHY Kellan is the greatest book boyfriend in the whole world and why we all got irritated at Kiera and then grew to love her, then go and buy this series and find out. Once to start it, it will be completely hard to stop reading. You will have a massive book hangover but in the end, it will be totally worth it.

Posted in Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday: Effortless – S.C Stephens

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.

My teaser

Striding the few steps over to him, Kellan grabbed a thick section of his chin-length hair and jerked Griffin’s face into his.
“Knock it off Griffin or I’ll knock it off for you.”

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Posted in Guest Reviews

GUEST POST by Emma Louise

So today, Emma is guest reviewing again on The Book Lovers.

She will be taking about her book, The Mistake and answering a few questions.

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41vysW3rtrL._AA160_The Mistake is about a love triangle between Daniel, Nina and Thomas. The narrative is shown on the present day of a wedding and then it continues onto the party. Every now and then, there are flashbacks to help the readers figure out what will happen next. The idea came about when I was in my second year at University during a Fiction class and we were given a five minute warm up to get our brains thinking. My lecturer says “write about flowers.” Instantly, I thought of a wedding and a beautiful bouquet of flowers but the person holding the bouquet has a dark secret. I decided to self-publish because I came impatient; I wanted people to know about my novel this year rather than hanging around waiting for an agent to agree to my terms and to find a book deal. I wouldn’t say that self publishing is difficult, but I wouldn’t say it’s easy either. Self-publishing gives you complete control and that’s what I want. The difficult part is the promoting because you ask for help, and some people are more than happy to help and others only care about themselves and their own novel. In my opinion, the best thing about writing is definitely the characters. I love creating the characters and getting to know them. It’s fantastic to be in complete control of the people who you’re writing about.

Q. Who is your favourite author?

A. I have three – is that cheating? So, the main one is JK Rowling. I was heavily bullied whilst at High School and it seemed that the one way I could keep myself happy was to read one of the Harry Potter novels. I fell in love with Daniel Radcliffe when he hit the big screen and I’ve been a diehard fan ever since. My other two favourite authors are Nicholas Sparks and Paige Toon. Nicholas Sparks is my favourite American author of all time – nobody will ever beat him to the top spot. He has a way of writing descriptively that is so beautiful and captivating. Each time I read one of his novels, I learn something new. He knows how to take a simple love story and make it beautiful and new. Paige Toon is my favourite romance author here in the UK. I’ve met Paige at a book signing and honestly, that woman is one of my idols. I have so much respect for her. Her books are beyond incredible. She’s a real inspiration to me and I felt a connection with her when I first picked up one of her books.

Q. Can you tell us a little bit about your blog?

A. Of course. My blog can be found at http://www.emmaiswriting.wordpress.com and it’s where I do interviews with authors, post book reviews which tend to be posted straight after I’ve read them and then there are updates of my writing. I also have Twitter @EmmaIsWriting if anyone has any questions

Q. Where do you see yourself in ten years?

A. In ten years, I’ll be 32. Wow. That’s old! I see myself working as an editor in a publication house. Hopefully in Manchester as it’s a beautiful city. I’m not worried about marriage or children, because for me, my books are my life and right now, I’m focusing on my career.

Q. Do you have a writing degree?

A. Yes, I have two. I have a Bachelor Honours in Creative Writing and Film Studies, and I also have a Masters in Creative Writing. Degrees will allow you to be taken serious in the publishing industry.

You can find Emma’s debut novel, The Mistake, on Amazon. Follow the link below: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mistake-What-happens-terribly-wrong/dp/1490412840/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1374502388&sr=1-1&keywords=the+mistake+emma+louise+dagnall

Emma’s Links:

Twitter: @EmmaisWriting

Website: www.emmaiswriting.wordpress

Posted in Books I've Bought

This Week’s Splurges

18096809Fight For Her (1)- Kelly Favor

Synopsis

One word that describes Krista Everett: driven. She’s the youngest female executive in the UFF, an organization that’s poised to take over Las Vegas with the most exciting fights the world has ever seen.

But Krista has one problem, and his name is Noah Summers. Noah is the biggest star in the UFF, and he’s disappeared, walked away from the sport at his peak. Krista is tasked with getting him back to Las Vegas to take on the biggest fight of his career.

With her job on the line, Krista tracks Noah down to a small town in Western Massachusetts, and an isolated cabin high up in the mountains, away from the crowds that have haunted him since his rise to fame.

Unfortunately, the world’s most dangerous man isn’t very happy to see Krista, and he doesn’t want to hear anything about Vegas. That’s when Krista is forced to try any means necessary to get him back for one last fight—even if it means falling in love.

In the end, Krista and Noah will need to decide between their love for each other and their own self-interest. And they’ll both end up in the fight of their lives

Amazon UK – £1.98
Amazon US – $2.99

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16122034Frigid (1)- J.Lynn

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For twenty-one-year-old Sydney, being in love with Kyler isn’t anything new. They’d been best friends ever since he pushed her down on the playground and she made him eat a mud pie. Somewhere over the years, she fell for him and fell hard. The big problem with that? Kyler puts the ‘man’ in man-whore. He’s never stayed with a girl longer than a few nights, and with it being their last year in college, Syd doesn’t want to risk their friendship by declaring her love.

Kyler has always put Syd on a pedestal that was too high for him to reach. To him, she’s perfect and she’s everything. But the feelings he has for her, he’s always hidden away or focused on any other female. After all, Kyler will always be the poor boy from the wrong side of tracks, and Syd will always be the one girl he can never have.

But when they’re stranded together at a posh ski resort due to a massive Nor’easter, there’s nothing stopping their red-hot feelings for each other from coming to the surface. Can their friendship survive the attraction? Better yet, can they survive at all? Because as the snow falls, someone is stalking them, and this ski trip may be a life-changer in more ways than one

Amazon UK – £0.67
Amazon US – $1.01

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17325147Left Drowning – Jessica Park

Synopsis

What does it take to rise from life’s depths, swim against the current, and breathe?

Weighted down by the loss of her parents, Blythe McGuire struggles to keep her head above water as she trudges through her last year at Matthews College. Then a chance meeting sends Blythe crashing into something she doesn’t expect—an undeniable attraction to a dark-haired senior named Chris Shepherd, whose past may be even more complicated than her own. As their relationship deepens, Chris pulls Blythe out of the stupor she’s been in since the night a fire took half her family. She begins to heal, and even, haltingly, to love this guy who helps her find new paths to pleasure and self-discovery. But as Blythe moves into calmer waters, she realizes Chris is the one still strangled by his family’s traumatic history. As dark currents threaten to pull him under, Blythe may be the only person who can keep him from drowning.

Amazon UK – £2.68
Amazon US – $4.05

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18163199Park and Violet – Marian Tee

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On her first year studying abroad, beautiful and vivacious 18-year-old Violet York is on a mission to forget her past. Once, she loved being the Queen of Flirts, loved playing hard-to-get and, eventually, getting caught. Now, she can’t get enough distance between her and all the boys in the world. Well,all the boys except for Park Jin.

Park is like no guy she’s ever met. He’s a 20-year-old Nordic god with a strange accent, or at least that’s one of Violet’s better descriptions of him. Most times, when they’re, literally, fighting like cats and dogs, she prefers to think of him as the blond gorilla, he’s a foul-mouthed jerk who calls her a banshee, a midget, and every other ugly nickname that comes to his nasty mind, goes out of his way to be rude to Violet, and, best of all, he hates girls.

Both Park and Violet carry scars in their hearts, scars that they’re desperate to hide. In each other, they find the unlikeliest allies, a way to keep themselves apart from everyone else and, more importantly, from ever falling in love again.

Yet when they’re not on each other’s throats Park and Violet can’t help succumbing to the intense chemistry between them. As kisses outnumber hisses, there’s a question that’s getting harder and harder for the two to ignore.

Is it time to risk their hearts again?

Amazon UK – £0.77
Amazon US – $1.17

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13517535Thoughtless – S.C Stephens

Synopsis

For almost two years now, Kiera’s boyfriend, Denny, has been everything she’s ever wanted: loving, tender and endlessly devoted to her. When they head off to a new city to start their lives together, Denny at his dream job and Kiera at a top-notch university, everything seems perfect. Then an unforeseen obligation forces the happy couple apart.

Feeling lonely, confused, and in need of comfort, Kiera turns to an unexpected source—a local rock star named Kellan Kyle. At first, he’s purely a friend that she can lean on, but as her loneliness grows, so does their relationship. And then one night everything changes…and none of them will ever be the same

Amazon UK – £3.49
Amazon US – $5.27

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Officer Off Limits – Tessa Bailey

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His need to possess her is non-negotiable.

Story Brooks’ fiancé just called off their wedding two weeks before the happy day. As if that isn’t bad enough, her semi-estranged father, an infamous NYPD hostage negotiator, has suffered a heart attack. Not wanting to examine her lack of emotion over the broken engagement, she hops on a plane to reconnect with her father before it’s too late.

Playboy hostage negotiator Daniel Chase has never, not once, been refused by a woman, so when a debate over hospital snack foods with a delectable kindergarten teacher ends in flat-out rejection, he makes it his mission to seduce her. His only obstacle? She’s the daughter of his mentor who implicitly forbade Daniel from pursuing her.

Despite her father’s warnings and Daniel’s troubled past, Daniel and Story can’t resist their intense attraction to one another. But when the reason for her fiancé’s abrupt wedding cancellation comes to light, can Story and Daniel’s already forbidden relationship survive?

5 / 5 stars

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My Review

Since reading Protecting What’s His, I have been grabbing my sides (and clenching my legs ;)) to read the next two books from Tessa Bailey. I couldn’t resist anymore and I couldn’t stop thinking about them so Officer Off Limits was the next book I literally devoured.

As I mentioned in my review for Protecting what’s His, I couldn’t put it down. Ms. Bailey engrosses you within the story, rooting for both hero and heroine, making you fall in love with them and mentally telling them what to do, as well as picturing yourself having sex with the hero….yes, we all do it, don’t be shy now.

I read the majority of books on the bus and trains to and from work, so I have so many different facial expresses but when sex scenes appear, they get me highly strung…seriously people, don’t read sexy books in public places, you will want to jump the next boy/girl who sits beside you. Don’t worry that didn’t happen but the book will be on your mind all day until you can get your hands back on your kindle to finish it. THAT is the type of book I love, the one where the story plays all day in your mind and you just need to know the ending. It surely didn’t take me long to read 😉

After her fiancé called off their wedding just weeks before the big day and her dad, whom she hasn’t seen in years decidedly has a heart-attack, Story Brooks decides to visit her dad in New York while examining why she isn’t broken up about her engagement.

While she’s there, she meets her father’s partner, Daniel Chase. Playboy Daniel was recruited by Story’s dad when he was younger and her dad has been his mentor throughout the years. Never thinking himself good enough for love, he jumps from bed to bed never staying long enough for anything serious, until he spots Story. Her blasé attitude only makes him want her even more but when he finds out she’s his mentors daughter, he’s forbidden from pursuing her.

But the chemistry between Daniel and Story is just too strong and despite the warning, they cant stay away from each other. Story learns about Daniels troubled past and helps him learn to love, whereas Story wants a rebound yet does she really? When everyone finds out the real reason for the cancellation of the wedding, can Story and Daniel’s relationship survive?

I’m going to start with Daniel. HAHA but of course, who wouldn’t. You all know me by now, such a book boyfriend whore so I HAVE to start with the guys first 😉 But yes, DANIEL CHASE! I pretty much love him (as I do with other BBF I’ve written about). He is primal and possessive and raw but he doesn’t think highly of himself. He doesn’t think hes worthy of love because of his past and being thrown around the system and that one event that changed him and shaped him into what is now his career. Because of this self-doubt, he whores himself around because he thinks hes not worthy of being loved, or even loving. Oh baby, you are sorely mistaken about that.

He is great at his job, been with plenty of women so he pretty much knows the way around a woman’s body but when he spots Story, hes taken aback. She is something different altogether and it’s a damn shame she is off limits, but does that stop him? Fuck no. He wants her, want to get to know her and he knows there is something between them, something more than a quick fuck. He’s hooked from the get go and now it’s time to prove that this is more than a rebound, that it’s something real.

I loved Story. She is a kindergarten teacher and when her fiancé breaks off their engagement she just has this blasé attitude towards it.  Like she didn’t give a shit that they were no more, she just ordered cake and champagne to go. THAT made me laugh so much. She’s strong willed and feisty and spunky and she can give amazing banter back but shes caring and sweet and wants to see the best in people. I suppose that is from being a teacher. You can see that she does take after her dad though; you will see why when you read it.

Tessa surely makes her heroines strong and feisty and I love her for it! Her characters aren’t pathetic, they have pasts but they power through them, coming out in love and happy in the end. They can give as good as the hero’s can and can make their own decisions upon what he right and wrong. You watch Story and Daniel fall in love over the few weeks they spend together, and you can see that they really do deserve one another.  This was no rebound, this was their forever.

I’ve mentioned this in Protecting What’s His review but TESSA, where the hell do you have the ideas for these sex scenes? Jesus woman, you are killing me every single time. I need a Daniel to recreate them. Tessa has me squirming and I need to jump someone. The sex is just raaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw and throw me against a wall and take me sex and the things that man can do in 60 seconds? WAAAH I want. The sexual chemistry and all the sex really intensified their connection and brought out another side to Story, which I loved as it brought her sexy shell out.

You totally wouldn’t mind Daniel in your bed; seriously, you will be fanning yourself and this one scene? Oh Oh Ohhhhhhhhh yes please. 😉

Tessa Bailey has really done it again. She brings feisty, caring heroines, possessive and dirty mouthed alpha males, humour, sarcasm, hot sex scenes and a great plot within this book which I can tell you is hard to not read once you’ve read one book by her.

If this review doesn’t get your butt over to Amazon and pressing the 1-click button, I’ll leave you with these two quotes…..

“Do you feel that gorgeous? I keep my cock hot and hard for you. Only you. Any time you want it, you just crawl right onto my lap and take what you need.”

And

“Fuck yeah. Bite me gorgeous. Mark up my whole body. I want everyone to know who I belong to. Who I get hard for. Just you, Story. Just you.”

*dies*

Posted in In My Mailbox

In my mailbox #10

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren, in which book bloggers post about the books they’ve bought, borrowed or received in the past week.

This week in my inbox i received:

Playing for Keeps Arc – Emma Hart

Dance for me Arc – Helena Newbury

This week I bought:

April Showers – Karli Perrin

Breathe Me In – Cherrie Lynn

Protecting What’s His – Tessa Bailey

Pretty Little Lies – Jennifer Miller

Posted in Erotica, Tessa Bailey

Protecting What’s His (#1) – Tessa Bailey

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She’s running from the law, and the law wants her bad.

The opportunity was just too damn delicious for Ginger Peet to pass up. The purse full of money she finds—$50,000 to be exact—could give her and her teen sister the new start they need. So she grabs the cash, her gothy sibling, and their life-sized statue of Dolly Parton, and blows outta Nashville in a cloud of dust. Chicago, here we come…

Turns out, Chicago has some pretty hot cops. Hot, intense, naughty-lookin’ cops like Derek Tyler, who looks like he could eat a girl up and leave her begging for more. And more. Tempting as he is, getting involved with the sexy homicide lieutenant next door poses a teensy problem for a gal who’s on the lam. But one thing is certain—Derek’s onto her, and he wants more than just a taste.

And as far as he’s concerned, possession is nine-tenths of the law.

4 /5 stars

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My Reviews

Ginger Peet needs to get her and her 17 year old sister Willia away from their druggy mother. Well, you could say mother but they hardly see her. She has never cared enough for them and also brought men and drugs back whenever she bothered to return. Ginger has practically raised Willa and done everything she could for them to survive.

Spotting her chance to get away from this hell hole, she spots a purse next to her mother full of money. Money that could give her and her sister a second chance and a new life. Deciding to take the money, she and her sister fly out of Nashville and head towards Chicago.

What she doesn’t expect when she gets there is a pretty hot cop. A hot cop who is her neighbour and wants her. Although their first meeting doesn’t go as planned, they both want each other but what happens when he find out about Ginger and her past?

One thing you could say about hot cop Derek is that he doesn’t take no for an answer.

Protecting What’s His is the first book I had read by Tessa Bailey but it certainly won’t be the last as I will HAVE to read her other two books asap!! I had seen someone reading this on Twitter and I was intrigued (They were tweeting dirty talk). So searching it on Goodreads, and reading some of the reviews, it was an instant 1-Click. An alpha male with an extremely dirty mouth? Oh hell yes, I am so reading that! Love me some dirty.

I started it late-ish the other night, went to bed and then it was finished by the time I got home from work. I blitzed through it because I didn’t and couldn’t put it down. I read it on the way to work (sex scenes included and I was then highly strung), on my lunch break and back home again. I couldn’t concentrate for wanting to finish Derek and Ginger’s story. I was obsessed.

Ms. Bailey dragged me into the story. Her writing captivated me. I was laughing, swooning, fanning myself, rooting for everyone, panicking, loving the connection between Ginger and Derek, loving the banter between Ginger and Willa, and also on edge during the last part of the book. I was gasping and hoping that everything would be okay, eagerly wanting to know I was turning the pages at lightning speed. Tears did spring to my eyes more than once.

It’s more than just a sexy book, it had everything in it for you to enjoy!

Ginger is a brilliant character. She’s strong and comes across as confident and comfortable in her sexuality, but deep down she is scared. Scared that she will turn out to be just like her mother and she’s completely vulnerable. All her life she has had to savage to keep her and Willa alive and fed. She’s done everything to survive and this is her chance to start over and start again away from the town that was dragging her down.

She has a guard up which makes her feisty and she doesn’t like to let anyone in in fear of being let down or left behind. The only person that matters is Willa. Being with Derek though, its petrifying to her and she doesn’t want a relationship, she wants it physical but over the course of the book, you see Ginger transform. Albeit it took a while for her barriers to fall but she gets there in the end, and it was lush seeing her happy and carefree. You see her fall in love, deal with pain and heartbreak, be jealous, have amazing sex and end up in a dangerous situation. She’s a strong girl who will give as good as she gets and I just loved her.

Derek! Oh Derek is one sexy, dominating, protective and possessive alpha cop. Uh he made my insides all gooey. I couldn’t get enough of him. He is a bit douchebaggy in the beginning but you can kind of see why that is and Ginger didn’t help but then he pushed her buttons too. Over the course of the book, you see Derek doesn’t like anyone, especially Ginger saying no. He has a verrrry dirty potty mouth that you can’t help but get sucked into and want him to say everything to you. He likes to be in control and you can certainly tell. But then you see his caring side too, his loving side appear.

He can’t get enough of Ginger, needing and wanting her to be his everything. You see different sides to Derek; possessiveness, dominant, caring, loving and scared. You see him there for Ginger, wanting to protect her from her pain and her past. He saves her from a dangerous situation and its touching that he loves her so much. He also has insecurities much like Ginger, but they both know what to do to make them go away and prove just how much they love each other when the other doubts themselves

I loved Willa, the secondary character and Gingers sister. My Jesus, the comments she comes out with could give me a run for my money but you see her grow up and blossom. At first we meet her she is this grungy teenager but over the course of the book, she comes out of her shell – she still has the comments, don’t worry – and we see her fall in love and have a boyfriend in the form of Evan. We don’t see much of him, but what we do, he is pretty awesome and someone who can see straight through Willa. It was great to see Willa happy and with someone who truly loved her.

NOW onto the sex scenes and dirty talk. The things that man says had me quaking, dear god. His mouth is dirty and I loved it! I love it when a man tells you exactly what hes going to do and what he wants. All men should do this, instant turn on! Haha. Derek and Ginger had passion and their connection was pure. It was steamy and hot and raw and it was everything you want from sex, especially with an alpha male like Derek.

I enjoyed the alternative POV’s. Love it when an author does this. You can easily distinguish Ginger and Derek’s voices which is great. I loved knowing reading about their feelings for each other and their personal lives and their insecurities and how much they both wanted one another. Getting inside their heads was the best and the alternating views were perfect.

I can’t tell you what my favourite scene because it’s near the end, but it’s in the motel room, in the shower.  So I’m just going to give you some of my favourite quotes to tide you over before you read it 😉

“There’s nothing in you past that could keep me away from you.”
“Tighten those pretty thighs around my waist. I’m going to give it to you rough.”
“Wake up you little cock tease”
“Look at me. You own me. I’m owned.”
“The longer it takes me to get between your thighs, the rougher I’m going to be when I finally get there. Understand?”
“Do you feel that, baby? That’s your man moving inside you.”

So there you have it. You all must take a chance on Protecting What’s His because it will turn you into a gooey mess inside and you will also love the story too! I’m going to be reading Officer Off Limits and His Risk To Take by Tessa Bailey soon and I’m pretty sure I will be a mess once again when I read more dominant alpha males ;).

Posted in Teaser Tuesday

Teaser Tuesday: Fading – E.K Blair

Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following:

• Grab your current read
• Open to a random page
• Share two (2) “teaser” sentences from somewhere on that page
• BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure that what you share doesn’t give too much away! You don’t want to ruin the book for others!)
• Share the title & author, too, so that other TT participants can add the book to their TBR Lists if they like your teasers.

My Teaser

“No wonder you were starving at breakfast, you eat like a rabbit.”
I roll my eyes at him and continue grabbing food for the week

37%, Loc 2229, Fading – E.K Blair