Tuesday, December 31, 2013

{Heather #Review} Contemporary Romance: Haven Creek by Rochelle Alers

HAVEN CREEK by Rochelle Alers
Genre: Contemporary
Series: Cavanaugh Island #3
Format: ARC
Length: 448 pages
Publisher: Forever (May 28, 2013)

Home is where the heart is.

Architect Morgan Dane has always lived according to a plan, crossing off her achievements one by one. But when she's offered her dream job-the restoration of historic Angels Landing Plantation on beautiful Cavanaugh Island-Morgan's life takes an unexpected turn.

Carpenter Nathaniel Shaw once took a big chance on commitment-and lost. Needing the healing comforts of home, he returns to Haven Creek to join the family business. Nothing in the small town has changed-except for Morgan Dane. The wallflower he knew in high school has grown into a beautiful woman . . . and stirs feelings Nate isn't sure he's ready for.

Together Nate and Morgan find a happiness neither could have predicted. But when secrets from the past come to light, their budding relationship is threatened. Will they play it safe, or risk their hearts to build a life together?

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{Kati #Review} Paranormal Romance: Reaver by Larissa Ione **spoiler alert**

REAVER by Larissa Ione
Genre: Paranormal
Series: Lords of Deliverance #5; Demonica #10
Format: ebook via Netgalley
Length: 416 pages
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (December 17, 2013)

WARRIOR OF HEAVEN
Reaver is an angel with a past, a record, and a less-than-heavenly attitude. Powerful enough to fight alongside the fiercest battle angels-and crazy enough to risk his wings on a one-way mission to hell-he's agreed to go where no angel has ever gone before . . . to steal the most seductive and dangerous prize of Satan himself.

ANGEL OF HELL
Harvester is one of the Fallen, a once-heroic angel who sacrificed her wings to work as an undercover agent in hell. But now her cover has been blown, and she's doomed to an eternity of agonizing torture. Even if Reaver can snatch her away from Satan's lair, even if they can fight their way out of the underworld's darkest depths, there is one thing Harvester can never escape-her newfound thirst for an angel's blood . . .

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{Heather #Review} Contemporary Romance: Far Too Tempting by Lauren Blakely

FAR TOO TEMPTING by Lauren Blakely
Genre: Contemporary
Format: PDF
Length: 262 pages
Publisher: Entangled: Edge (October 21, 2013)

Jane Black has written the break-up album of the century, earning her a Grammy, a huge legion of new fans, and the pressure to repeat her success. Sure, the heartbreak from her husband’s unconventional abandonment might have been her inspiration, but it hasn’t done her any favors in the dating department. So when Matthew Harrigan, the toughest music journalist out there, asks for an interview, Jane agrees—as long as her personal life is completely off-limits.

British, gorgeous, and way too tempting, Matthew’s the first guy Jane’s been attracted to since her husband. As she spends more time with him and their relationship heats up, though, so does her writer’s block. How can the queen of the break-up pen the perfect follow-up when she’s seriously in love?

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{Michele #Review} Historical Erotic Romance: The Sinners Club by Kate Pearce

THE SINNERS CLUB by Kate Pearce
Genre: Historical Erotic Romance
Series: The Sinners Club #1
Format: ebook via Netgalley
Length: 304 pages
Publisher: Aphrodisia (December 31, 2013)

Total Pleasure
Unsure of his reception, Jack Lennox adopts the guise of his own secretary upon returning to his ancestral home to claim his father's earldom. When he arrives, he's stunned to discover the previous earl's lovely young widow, a woman of beguiling curves and sensual smiles, warming the bed...

Absolute Surrender
Mary Lennox is determined to remain in Pinchbeck Hall and a mere secretary isn't going to tell her otherwise. But Jack Smith is a man of many talents and soon she's succumbing to his erotic games of pleasure. Only Mary may have underestimated the intensity of her wanton longings and the depths of Jack's dark desires...

Note: This book is about Jack Lennox who you met first in SIMPLY SCANDALOUS.

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Best Reads of 2013 + #Giveaway (US/International)


This year, we read quite a few books and we came up with our Top 10 Books of 2013. These books were ones we reviewed or just read for fun or because someone else recommended them. We've spanned all the genres including M/M. We hope you find some reads on here to add to your ever growing TBR pile or maybe you've read some of the same books this past year.


{Jamie #Review} New Adult Contemporary Romance: Three Broken Promises by Monica Murphy

THREE BROKEN PROMISES by Monica Murphy
Series: One Week Girlfriend #3
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
Format: ebook via Netgalley
Length: 304 pages
Publisher: Bantam (December 31, 2013)

Commitment.

That’s what I really want from Colin. Ever since my brother, Danny, died in Iraq, Colin’s done so much to help me, including giving me a job at his popular restaurant so I can leave my crappy waitressing job at the strip joint. But lying in bed with him every night to comfort him from his horrible nightmares isn’t enough anymore. I know he feels guilty about Danny’s death, about not going to Iraq, but I can’t keep living this double life.

I love him desperately, but he’s got so many demons, and if he can’t open up to me now, then he’ll never be the real partner I need him to be. I gave him a month, and now I’m out of here. If he truly loves me like he says, he knows where to find me.


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Monday, December 30, 2013

{Michele #Review} Contemporary Romance: In Love Again by Megan Mulry

IN LOVE AGAIN by Megan Mulry
Genre: Contemporary
Series: Unruly Royals #3
Format: eARC from author
Length: 336 pages
Publisher: Megan Mulry (November 20, 2013)

SECOND CHANCE...
The Marchioness of Wick is about to get a second chance at life...whether she wants it or not. After twenty years in a loveless marriage to a duplicitous British aristocrat, Claire Heyworth Barnes finds herself broke and alone. Encouraged by her dynamic American sisters-in-law, the shy royal decides to start over in New York City. When she lands a job with a famous interior designer, Claire accidentally reconnects with the first—and only—man she ever loved.

FIRST LOVE...
Benjamin Hayek has never forgiven Claire for the heartless way she left him when they were teenagers in the south of France. And even if he could, Claire's not sure she has the courage to contend with how he makes her feel. Can they build a new love from an old flame? Or will a bitter history and a complicated future stand in their way?

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

{Lisa #Review} Contemporary Romance: His Reluctant Rancher by Roxanne Snopek

HIS RELUCTANT RANCHER by Roxanne Snopek
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Three River Ranch #2
Format: PDF
Length: 157 pages
Publisher: Entangled: Bliss (February 18, 2013)

The last place city girl Desiree Burke expected to find herself was living at and working on a ranch, much less butting heads with the ranch’s sexy cowboy owner, Zach Gamble. But that’s exactly where she ends up after an incident at work leads her to her best friend Rory’s doorstep. Desiree is a gifted physical therapist, and Rory knows exactly where her brand of tough love is needed the most.

Zach’s been through hell and back. A devastating car crash left his brother gone, his father paralyzed, and him with mental scars a mile wide. His survivor guilt alone makes him sure he doesn’t deserve to find love. But as Des works her way into his ranch, his family, and his life, suddenly the last person who belonged there is the only one he believes belongs…with him.

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December Joyathon 2013: Week 3 Winners


CONGRATS TO:

***Please note: All winners have been contacted via email.***

Michelle H
RUSH by Beth Yarnall

Missy B
SEASON FOR SCANDAL by Theresa Romain

Diane E
eARC of PROTECTING HIS ASSETS by Cari Quinn

Elizabeth H
$10 iTunes card and book swag from Cari Quinn

Holly L
THE TROUBLE WITH BEING A DUKE by Sophie Barnes plus swag

Bube P
A ROGUE FOR ALL SEASONS by Sara Lindsey

Chris L
Arianne
UNDONE or THE DUKE'S MATCH GIRL by Lila DiPasqua


Didn't win? Check out our other giveaways on the left sidebar and don't forget about all the fabulous authors celebrating the season with us...There's still a couple days left to enter our grand prizes giveaway for the Joyathon.

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Saturday, December 28, 2013

December Joyathon 2013: Kati's 12 Romance Heroes of Christmas



Meet Kati:
Kati is a recovering romance book addict. She took a three year hiatus to dip her foot into other genres and they just didn't do it for her. Sorry Twihards. Thanks to Delilah Marvelle and Victoria Dahl, she's found her way back. In her free time she likes to sit at the beach and ogle hot guys behind her aviators (not at all creepy). She started reading romance at 14 (there was some sort of Highlander with a mighty sword involved) and found her soulmate Henry Cavill at 16 (he just doesn't know it yet).


Friday, December 27, 2013

December Joyathon 2013: Jamie's 12 Romance Heroes of Christmas



Meet Jamie:
Jamie was not a reader until she graduated college, got on a plane to England with two friends and two books borrowed from her grandmother. While reading Scandal in Spring by Lisa Kleypas she fell in love with romance… and discovered her grandmother had a naughty side. Since then she can be found with a book or her Kindle in hand. She would very much like spend her days travelling and reading if only someone would pay her to do that. Since she has not found a sugar daddy she spends her days and nights working at the hospital.


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