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Review: Ride Steady by Kristen Ashley (Chaos #3)

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Note: This ARC was provided by Forever (Grand Central Publishing) via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

And all this came about when she stated, "You don't heal from that, Carson. Not from that. My God," she threw out both hands, "how magnificent of a man do you have to be to go through what you went through, doing it alone, nobody to ease the way, the pain, no mother, no bother, no sister, all by yourself enduring that and fight your way to becoming all that you are. It isn't amazing. It's a darned miracle."
The last time Carissa Teodoro saw Carson Steele, she told him to go after his beautiful life and gave him a kiss on the cheek. Later she found a sketch he had made of her tucked in her locker with a note saying that she deserved a beautiful life as well. Neither had any clue that they shared the same feelings for one another, Carson believing Carissa deserved someone much better than him, and Carissa thinking that Carson was never interest…

Review: A Christmas to Remember by Various Authors (Lucky Harbor #8.5, Chaos #2.5, Last Chance #6.5, Everson, TX #0.5, Tallgrass #1.5)

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A Christmas to Remember is a collection of holiday short stories from authors Jill Shalvis, Kristen Ashley, Hope Ramsay, Molly Cannon, and Marilyn Pappano. Each of the stories is part of a series and individual reviews can be found below. While it isn't Christmas at the moment, the stories are ones that will put a bit of love and hope in your heart. The book as a whole gets 4.5 stars. ^.^
Dream a Little Dream by Jill Shalvis (Lucky Harbor #8.5)
When firefighter Ian O'Mallery is called to a fire at the building where the girl who broke his heart lives, he rescues Melissa Mann and sits by her bedside as she regains consciousness. Realizing that Ian is the only man she wants to be with has Melissa coming up with a plan to win him back. But could she six months too late?
Shockingly, this is the first Jill Shalvis story I've ever read. Yes, I admit it. Feel free to pelt me with paperbacks. I'm a bit embarrassed but I will say that I have her Lucky Harbor series on my TBR lis…

Author Spotlight: Laurelin McGee, Miss Match

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In line with the release of their first full-length novel, Miss Match, authors Laurelin Paige and Kayti McGee, also known under the pseudonym of Laurelin McGee, graciously answered a few questions so we can all get to know this writing duo and their work a little better. ^.^

Enjoy!
A Q&A with Laurelin McGee
1.     What is the overall series about?
This is great, no one’s asked us this one. The two books and novella that comprise the series are all standalones, and Love Struck isn’t even through edits yet. However, the overall theme of each story is of overcoming your past. In Miss Match, Andy’s coming off a really bad experience with a prior boss, and it’s hard to let Blake in. In MisTaken (available in Lora Leigh’s Hot Alphas anthology), it’s Jaylene’s crazy feminism that she has to reconcile with the hot guy who wants to dominate her in bed. We’re big believers that your history should never stand in the way of true love--or hot sex!
2.     What inspired the two of you to become a…

Book Spotlight: Miss Match by Laurelin McGee

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Miss Match  by Laurelin McGee June 30, 2015 St. Martin’s Paperbacks
About Miss Match Blackballed from her corporate career, Andréa Grayson's luck at finding suitable employment has run out. Until her sister secretly arranges an interview for Andy with  business mogul, Blake Donovan. The job? Find him a wife. It's a despicable position, but she can't turn down the opportunity. It's the only one she has.
Blake Donovan is rich, successful, and too damn busy to find a suitable wife. He knows Andréa Grayson possesses the skills necessary for the task of matchmaker, even though her sass, confidence, and ambition represent everything he doesn't want in a woman. Yet, as they work together the smoldering attraction he feels for her can't be denied.
Check out my four-starred review for Miss Match.
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About Laurelin McGee

Laurelin McGee is the pseudonym of Laurelin Paige and Kayti …

Review: Miss Match by Laurelin McGee

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Note: This ARC was provided by St. Martin's Press in exchange for an honest review.
Andrea Dawson may be desperate to find a job but she's not sure if applying for the position of matchmaker is something she wants to do. Her new boss is Blake Donovan, the oh-so-gorgeous but oh-so-obnoxious self-made millionaire, and she can't deny that even with his personality flaws, she's attracted to the guy. It's not as if he's even interested in her, seeing as she doesn't meet any of the requirements he's mentioned for his wife-to-be. So, all she has to do is find him his ideal bride and pretend she doesn't notice the connection between them. Pretty easy...right?
Blake Donovan needs the picture-perfect wife, someone who meets all his needs and wants, but he doesn't have the time to go searching for potential candidates on his own. His need for a personal concierge brings him Andy Dawson, the woman he prefers to call Drea just because he can. She's the c…

Review: His Touch by Patty Blount (Summer in New York #1)

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Note: This ARC was provided by Tule Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Being a single mother requires Kara Larsen to be on her game and to multitask when situations call for it. Losing her toddler Nadia twice in one day triggers her greatest fear, but it sparks unexpected anger from NYFD paramedic Reid Bennett, the man who finds her missing child both times. Humiliated by Reid's harsh reprimand, Kara can't seem to catch a break when Nadia begins to turn blue a few hours later and the responding team just happens to include Reid. Rushing Nadia to the hospital creates a bond of sorts between the two and soon enough, their paths seem to cross all around the city, making Kara wonder if her mother who died on September 11, 2001 could finally be sending her a sign in the form of Reid.
Woohoo! We finally get Kara Larsen's story! Kara was the one character from the multi-authored Christmas in New York series that had yet to have her story told, and she defi…

Review: Under the Lights by Dahlia Adler (Daylight Falls #2)

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Note: This ARC was provided by Spencer Hill Press via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Josh Chester has had it easy. He's good looking, has a bad boy reputation, lives in the beach house his parents own, throws parties whenever he wants, sleeps with an array of girls, and does it all without having to do more than pose for the camera every now and again. He signs up for a guest starring story arc on Daylight Falls in order to free up his best friend who is slated to do a movie. Well, life is about to change for him, especially if he wants to keep living the lifestyle he's gotten way too used to. He's got cameras following him around for the reality show his mother has blackmailed him into. Josh is going to have make decisions pretty soon, decisions that have been a long time coming.
Vanessa Park is the star of the most popular teen drama on television, but ratings and the number of autographs she gives out isn't the barometer of success as far as her very tr…

Review: Behind the Scenes by Dahlia Adler (Daylight Falls #1)

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Ally Duncan's dream of attending Columbia University may not as sure of a thing as she once thought. Her father has stage four melanoma and his treatments are expensive, requiring his parents to dip into Ally's college fund. Learning about her dilemma, Ally's best friend, Hollywood teen actress Vanessa Park, asks her to be her personal assistant, requiring Ally to be on the set of Vanessa's new TV drama called Daylight Falls. One of the perks is meeting Vanessa's co-star, teen heartthrob Liam Holloway, who turns out to be a very real guy who seems as interested in Ally as she is in him. But will Ally's burgeoning romance with Liam and her lifelong friendship with Vanessa survive a publicity stunt requiring Liam and Vanessa to "date"?
Behind the Scenes is the first novel in the Daylight Falls series by Dahlia Adler and is a young adult (YA) romance about a regular high school senior named Ally Duncan who falls in love with a nineteen-year-old actor nam…

Book Blitz: Becoming Her Box Set by K Webster

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Becoming Her Box Set (Becoming Her #1 to #3) by K Webster June 29, 2015June 19, 2015 (Early Release!) Historical Romance
About the Becoming Her Box Set Three beautiful sisters.  Three sinfully handsome men.  Three sensual tales of…
Love.
Lust.
Betrayal.
Will these women get their happily ever afters?
Or are fairy tales for the weak of heart?

Becoming Her Box Set Buy Links Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo | iBooks
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About K Webster K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she's active on social media connecting with her readers.
Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her ti…

Review: To Tempt a SEAL by Sara Jane Stone (Sin City SEALs)

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Note: This ARC was provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

Scars may permanently be etched on her face but Lucia Lewis is going to use the mask she has at her disposal to finally tick some fantasies off her checklist while at the masquerade ball in Las Vegas. When she meets Navy SEAL Cade Daniels and he discovers her fantasy list and is more than willing to help her achieve every single one the entire weekend, Lucia knows this will be something she will never ever forget.

Cade Daniels agreed to keep an eye out for his best friend's sister, but when he sees just how irresistible a package she is, he breaks the most important promise he made--not to sleep with her. The temptation that is Lucia Lewis, even with her scars bared, is too much for Cade to resist. But will he be able to walk away from the woman that makes him want more even though he his being a Navy SEAL has always come first?

To Tempt a SEAL is the first first book in the Sin City SEALs series …

Review: Faking Perfect by Rebecca Phillips

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Note: This ARC was provided by Kensington Books via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
For a moment, all I could hear was the rustle of the leaves in the lilac bush and the occasional car on the road beside us. I was sure people were looking at us, intrigued by the teenage couple embracing in public for all to see, but I no longer cared about who might be watching or what they might think of me. For once, I was exactly where I was supposed to be.
Lexi Shaw puts on just the right amount of make-up to cover her freckles and other flaws and hangs out with the right group of friends. Her friends don't understand why she spends so much time with her neighbor Nolan Bruce, who just also happens to be her best friend. Her friends have no clue that she's had a crush on one of them, the too-perfect-for words Ben Dorsey. Her friends think her father is dead when, the truth is, Lexi has no clue since she and her irresponsible mother moved away fourteen years ago. But the one secre…

Review: Seduced by the Baron by Amy Andrews (Fairy Tales of New York #4)

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Note: This ARC was provided by Tule Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Faith Sullivan gave up her dreams of going to Columbia University and becoming a painter when she decided to take care of her ailing father and the family-owned bar that she loved. Her best friends have all found their happily-ever-afters with the men they love, two of whom just happen to be her very own brothers. At twenty-six, she's still taking care of things at Sully's and each year that's passed makes her dreams feel even further away and she wonders if she'll ever get the fairy tale ending everyone else has.
Rafael Quartermaine traded in his surfboard for beer taps and now finds himself in New York, hoping to convince Faith Sullivan to give Baron, his own microbrewery-produced lager, a trial run in Sully's. He quickly discovers that there's more to Faith than being a bartender and he wants to convince her to let her hair down and spend time with him while he'…

Review: Red Carpet Kiss by Melissa Brown

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Note: This ARC was provided by Montlake Romance via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Eleanor Riley's personal experience with love and heartbreak spawned a bestselling series of books that have now inspired a successful primetime television series. It's been ten years since she allowed herself the possibility of becoming involved with someone, but Luke Kingston, a new addition to the series, makes it difficult for her to remember why she's so against it. He's gorgeous, a fine actor, and an all-around good guy who has yet to become blinded by the trappings of the business. And just when things are heating up between the two of them, Elle's past catches up with her and the man who calls her "Rigby", Troy Saladino, stirs up feelings she thought she had long buried within the pages of her books and scripts. Does Elle go for the man who first owned her heart or does she go for the one who's made it come to life?
Red Carpet Kiss is a standalone co…

Review: Don't Let Go by Sharla Lovelace

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Note: This ARC was provided by Montlake Romance via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
"Once upon a time, you were my best friend, Noah," I said, keeping my voice low and quiver-free. He blinked and pulled in a long breath, telling me I'd hit a nerve. "But you've been gone a long time. I don't pretend to still know you like I used to. So don't judge my life like you've been here to see it."
At seventeen, Noah Ryan and Jules Doucette were young and in love...and then became engaged and about to become parents. Upon the insistence of her parents, Jules gives their baby boy up for a closed adoption and then Noah leaves. Their plans for a future together are no more and it takes twenty-six years for their paths to cross again, with Jules divorced and with a seventeen-year-old daughter and Noah back in their hometown with a pregnant fiancée in tow. 
With them constantly bumping into each other, Noah and Jules realize they can't escape the…

Review: Undying Hunger by Jessica Lee (The Enclave #4)

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Note: This ARC was provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
Her feelings for him ran too deep. She’d been so furious with Markus because, despite the pain he’d caused her, she couldn’t make herself stop loving him.
When Markus Santini betrayed the Enclave, he never thought he'd be within the walls of the group's home and still be breathing. Saving Alexandria Stevens from Marguerite Devonshire, the very same vampire who made Markus turn his back on the vampires he served, may be what's earned him a respite from having a silver dagger embedded in his heart or getting his head chopped off. The level of distrust is high and the only one willing to even consider giving him another chance is master vampire and Enclave leader Kenric St. James. But the only one Markus seeks redemption from is the woman he turned into a vampire against her will and whose memories he stole, memories that will make her despise him even more.
There are still gaps in Alex's…