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Book Spotlight: "Unsurprisingly Complicated" by Claudia Burgoa

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Unsurprisingly Complicated
(Unexpected Series #2)
by Claudia Burgoa
Release Date: April 30, 2015

About Unsurprisingly Complicated AJ  The lies between my parents and I came to light and now I’m working on a new life for myself. Along the way, I have my trusty superhero, Mason, to lean on when I have a hard time standing or when my crazy ex-boyfriend continues to feel he has a claim on me.
Porter has trouble understanding that there hasn’t been an ‘us’ for more than three years plus all the issues he had brought upon himself. My father was right, drugs do kill. My other concern is the growing feelings I am having regarding Mason. There’s something between us I want to explore but I keep getting mixed signals. Here, I thought that after telling my parents about my lies and having their full support, things wouldn’t be as complicated as they are.
Mason  My parents divorced before I even made my entrance into this world. My father has been obsessed with that love for years while my mother searc…

Review: "Unsurprisingly Complicated" by Claudia Burgoa (Unexpected #2)

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Note: This ARC was provided by Rock Star Lit PR in exchange for an honest review.
I had you. I tried to enjoy you, and yet I missed my freedom and craved to have it back.I hate that freedom. It's lonely out there.I believe in you, in us.
From the time they were innocent children, AJ Colthurst-Decker and Mason Bradley have been the best of friends. They were there for each other, whether in good or bad times, always ready to drop everything at a moment's notice. They know one another so well that they don't even bother keeping secrets, unless it has to do with Mason's work and in what part of the globe he's holed up in. Even when they're not physically together, AJ and Mason always manage to stay in touch, all thanks to technology. After all, she's his Nine and he's her Ten--Nine and Ten, together forever. Until one unplanned kiss begins to unearth feelings that they never expected or gave voice to, and then what was once a comfortable companionship becom…

Review: "His Forbidden Princess" by Jeannie Moon (Royal Holiday #4)

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Note: This ARC was provided by Tule Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Eight years ago in England, Sofie and Ian were in love and each other's best friend while studying in Cambridge University. After their first night in bed together, their happy bubble is burst upon the arrival of Sofie's mother, who just happens the be the queen of Aubonne, making Sofie a princess. Ian is shocked when Sofie confesses to him the truth and Queen Louisa stresses upon him that he and her daughter cannot continue with their relationship because of their different stations in life. In order for Sofie to live the life she was meant to lead, Ian ends their relationship, breaking both their young hearts in the process.
The presence of Crown Princess Sofia of Aubonne in New York has her under the watchful eye of a team of FBI agents led by Special Agent Ian Stuart but the first time she lays her eyes on him after eight years apart is when she's informed of an attempt on th…

Review: "Yield to Me" by Sarah Castille (Club Excelsior #1)

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Note: This ebook was provided by Barclay Publicity via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Marcy Foster wants to prove to her family that she can succeed as a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter and her coach and fellow fighters training in Club Excelsior, the MMA center owned by her coach, believe she has the abilities to become a champion. Unfortunately, Marcy seems to have one particular hurdle that she needs to overcome if she intends to move up the ranks and that's learning the art of submission in the ring. She tends to freeze up, putting her life at risk instead of being able to outmaneuver her opponent or tap out when necessary. So, her coach decides to bring in the best consultant possible to help Marcy out.
Jax Stratham is nothing like what Marcy imagined a fight consultant would look or act like. She's immediately attracted to him, making her immediately abrasive to the idea of him coaching her. When Jax highlights the fact that the attraction is mutual, workin…

Review: "Hate F*@k: Part Three" by Ainsley Booth (The Horus Group #3)

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Note: This ARC was provided by Victory Editing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

After Cole Parker discovers that his girlfriend Hailey Reid has been kidnapped, his gut instinct immediately knows who his main suspect is. He calls in the rest of the Horus Group for back-up but he goes after Hailey, knowing the depravity her kidnapper is capable of. Rescuing her isn't going to ease the feeling of guilt he has weighing on him, believing that it's his fault why she was easily taken. Cole will do anything and everything to make sure he makes those involved pay for what happened to Hailey, even if it may mean employing his own brand of justice to do so. No one hurts the only woman he's ever loved and gets away with it. Hailey and her happiness and peace of mind are the only things that matter to him.
What started as a temporary thing has evolved into much more than either Cole or Hailey anticipated. Cole is still keeping mum when it comes to discussing work-related…

Book Spotlight: "Catching Cassidy" by Melissa Foster

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Catching Cassidy (Harborside Nights # 1) by Melissa Foster Release Date: April 28, 2015 World Literary Press
Blurb Wyatt Armstrong never imagined that instead of celebrating his college graduation, he and his twin sister would be dealing with the death of their parents.  Then again, Wyatt had never been one to think past tomorrow. He heads to their summer home in Harborside, Massachusetts, with his best friend Cassidy Lowell in tow, to deal with his parents’ death and to try to figure out his next step.
Six foot two, infuriatingly handsome, and flirtatious, Wyatt Armstrong has always been there for Cassidy, helping her pass her classes and fend off unwanted advances, while driving her insane with his one-night stands—but that’s what best friends are for, isn't it? Having each other’s backs. There was never any doubt that she would accompany him to his family’s summer home—but she never expected to begin seeing Wyatt as more than a friend. Or has she been ignoring her feelings all along…

Review: "Catching Cassidy" by Melissa Foster (Harborside Nights #1)

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Note: This ARC was provided by Tasty Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
Cassidy Lowell and Wyatt Armstrong have been best friends ever since they were children and have been there for each other's triumphs and tribulations. The night of their college graduation becomes a turning point for both of them. Cassidy discovers her boyfriend of two years has been cheating on her for months and Wyatt reacts by beating him up for hurting her. Then, Wyatt and his twin sister Delilah receive a phone call informing them of a terrible accident that has claimed the lives of their parents. Not being able to watch the grief that's engulfing his sister, Wyatt decides it's time for the three of them to return to Harborside and spend some time in their summer home and family-owned bar with their closest friends.

Spending some downtime on the sand and surf and surrounded by people who know and care about them will be good for Delilah. Being in close quarters with Cassidy, though, is …

Review: "Blood and Bone" by Tara Brown (Blood and Bone #1)

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Note: This ARC was provided by Montlake Romance via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Jane Spears' seemingly normal world begins to tilts off its axis when a man on the street calls her by another name. She insists she isn't Samantha Barnes but the man is adamant, piquing Jane's curiosity. She does a bit of searching and finds out that Samantha has passed away but a photo shows Jane how it was possible for the man to think she and Samantha were one and the same. With more information gathered, Jane can't help but wonder if she had an actual doppelgänger who shared more than an eerily similar face. 
Here world then totally goes in a tailspin when there are more questions than answers in her quest to find out just who Samantha Barnes is and how she's connected to Jane. She's torn between believing her boyfriend Derek, who insists it's all just coincidence, and a man she just met, Rory, claiming that she is, indeed Samantha Barnes. Even as she gets m…

Review: Win by Submission by Melynda Price (Against the Cage #1)

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Note: This ARC was provided by Montlake Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
He was at the top of his game when an illegal kick to his back caused CFA light heavyweight champion Cole "The Beast" Easton to become paralyzed from the waist down. Cole's never backed down from a challenge before but six months down the line, his fractured spine and minimally movable and crutch-assisted legs were causing him to become frustrated with himself and the world around him. When his manager recommends he see a physical therapist in the person of Katrina "Katie" Miller, his manager's niece, and the backing of her stellar credentials, Cole realizes this could be his best shot at literally and figuratively getting back on his feet and back in the cage to face the man who caused him to be in this position.
Katie Miller has been on the run for two years, needing to get as far away from her abusive ex-boyfriend as she can. When she's called back home…

Review: "The Handler" by D.R. Graham (Noir et Bleu MC #2)

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Note: This ARC was provided by Entangled Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
James "Cain" Allen saw his house being burned to the ground with his family still inside. He was able to rescue his mother and younger sister but there was no saving his father who had already been murdered before the fire started. Two of the three perpetrators are about to face trial but the third suspect is still on the run and Cain wants to find him. What he'll do once he does, however, is up in the air, especially since he knows the guy is part of the Boomslangs, motorcycle gang considered to be a rival of the one his late father helped found, the Noir et Bleu. So, now, Cain is in LA from Vancouver, keeping an eye out for the one guy whose face he'll never forget, while under the protection of his late father's motorcycle club.
To earn some much needed cash, Cain works as an electrician and finds himself on the set of a music video for famous pop singer Lincoln…

Review: "Tucked Away" by Jennie Marts (Hearts of Montana #1)

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Note: This ARC was provided by Entangled Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Charlie Ryan arrives in Tucked Away, a ranch left to her by a grandmother she never met or knew about, and immediately recognizes just how out of her element she is. She's the quintessential city girl, more used to the skyscrapers, traffic-filled streets, and paved walkways of New York, but she's determined to make a go of this, wanting to abide by the wishes of her grandmother to at least stay on the ranch for the summer. After her fiancé broke her heart and her bank account, Charlie needs this chance to start her life over.
Zack Cooper enjoys living in a small town with her teenage daughter and running his own veterinary practice. He doesn't have time for a personal life but when he meets Charlie Ryan, he's immediately attracted to her. However, she's screams "city girl" and his ex-wife already abandoned him and their daughter all those years ago because …

Review: "His Defiant Princess" by Kathleen O'Brien (Royal Holiday #3)

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Note: This ARC was provided by Tule Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Nine years ago, Brenna Tinley met a fellow traveler named Ron Vee during her gap year and it took just one summer for Brenna to fall in love with Ronnie. But he disappeared without a word and, in the process, broke her young heart. One divorce from a now imprisoned embezzler and four years afterward, Brenna and her best friend, Willow Arden, move to the Unified Isles of Cornetta, the same place where she met Ronnie Vee, in order to start her life over and get their business, Tinley-Arden Public Relations, started. 
Five years later, she's summoned to the palace in order to help the Royal House of Vicenza with a PR nightmare courtesy of the heir to throne, Prince Emory. However, it is the rogue prince, Prince Ronan, who has Brenna hesitant to take on the task. Ronan is Ronnie, a fact she discovered in the early days after her move to Cornetta. Ronan has known of Brenna's presence for …

Review: "Nobody's Hero" by J. Leigh Bailey (Letting Go #1)

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Note: This ARC was provided by Carina Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Bradley Greene has cut ties with his family, and though the money, privilege, and connections were seemingly abundant, Brad is happier without them. He may be struggling in his independence but at eighteen, he's ready to start living his life, even if it does mean not being able to be fully open about his sexuality. He's already seen what being gay can do to a person, having experienced it both firsthand and then knowing what his ex-boyfriend suffered through after their relationship was discovered. He doesn't want to go through that again anytime soon and decides that focusing on his new job is his only priority.
Daniel Ortega is close to his family and enjoys the love and support that they give him, enabling him to live his life openly as a gay nineteen-year-old. His family may not be rich but they're happy and united. Brad Greene is the guy who saved Danny from an overly aggr…

Review: "The Hysterics" by Kristen Hope Mazzola

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Note: This ebook was provided by The Hype PR via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Fallon Dunbar is dead. Well, at least that's what she's allowed the rest of the world, other than a very small group of people (i.e. her mother and stepfather, her best friend, and her late father's best friend, who is now her boss). Needing to start over and get away from the lifestyle that may have made her a rock goddess but also made her an addict, Fallon becomes Fae Dunham and now works as an assistant editor for a music publication. She changes the color of her hair, removes most of her piercings, save for a few favorites, and switches to a more professional wardrobe. Not everyone gets a second chance and no one knows her real identity...until a fellow drummer from an up and coming band recognizes who she is.
Dane Pearson is the drummer for The Hysterics, a band he's more than proud to be part of and they's slowly making a name for themselves in the rock scene. He als…

Review: "Redemption Falls" by Kate Hewitt (Littleton #1)

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Note: This ebook was provided by Victory Editing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Linnea Schmidt returned to Littleton, Vermont after receiving a postcard stating that she was missed. Upon her return, the sender, her own mother, seems to wish her back to wherever she came from rather than to have her around. Linnea knows her being back complicates things, especially since her mother has been playing the role Linnea relinquished twelve years ago: that of mother to her own daughter, now-fourteen-year-old Ambler. Adding on to Linnea's anxieties is her aversion to well-educated, well-to-do men, no thanks to what happened between her and Ambler's father, and one look at new Littleton College President Robert Sanders and Linnea's hackles rise up and she can't seem to help but be rude toward him.
Rob Sanders took on the post as the president of his hometown's college not because he loved the idea of being in charge of everything that entailed running a scho…

Review: "Smart, Sexy, and Secretive" by Tammy Falkner (Reed Brothers #2)

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Emily Fields knew what she was putting at risk when she decided to go to her father for help, but she did what was necessary in order to help Matt Reed, the brother of the man she loves, Logan Reed. This time, though, she and her mother have taken steps to ensure that her father's plans of marrying of her to one of his lackeys is no longer viable. After months of being away from Logan, the Reed brothers, and New York, Emily's making her way back to them and to a new life in Julliard, the school she's always dreamed of attending. Unfortunately, her parents are tagging along and it appears her father hasn't given up quite yet.
She may no longer be Kit but Emily's still the woman he fell in love with months ago and Logan's more than ready to move forward with their life as a couple. While Emily's mother welcomes him with open arms, his girlfriend's father doesn't see him as worthy to be a part of Emily's life and has gone as far as bringing Emily&…