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Book Spotlight: Lady Claire Is All That by Maya Rodale

Lady Claire Is All That (Keeping Up with the Cavendishes #3) by Maya Rodale Date Released: December 27, 2016 Avon Books
About Lady Claire Is All That Her Brains . . .
Claire Cavendish is in search of a duke, but not for the usual reasons. The man she seeks is a mathematician; the man she unwittingly finds is Lord Fox: dynamic, athletic, and as bored by the equations Claire adores as she is by the social whirl upon which he thrives. As attractive as Fox is, he’s of no use to Claire . . . or is he?
Plus His Brawn . . .
Fox’s male pride has been bruised ever since his fiancĂ©e jilted him. One way to recover: win a bet that he can transform Lady Claire, Society’s roughest diamond, into its most prized jewel. But Claire has other ideas—shockingly steamy ones . . .
Equals a Study in Seduction . . .
By Claire’s calculations, Fox is the perfect man to satisfy her sensual curiosity. In Fox’s estimation, Claire is the perfect woman to prove his mastery of the ton. But the one thing neither of them count…

Review: Lady Bridget's Diary, Chasing Lady Amelia, and Lady Claire Is All That by Maya Rodale (Keeping Up with the Cavendishes #1-#3)

Note: The ARC of Lady Claire Is All That was provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
From a simple family living in America on a horse farm to suddenly learning they were members of the peerage across the pond, the Cavendishes make their way to England. Under the tutelage of their aunt, the Cavendish sisters--Claire, Bridget, and Amelia--must learn to become ladies worthy enough to be noticed by the ton while their brother James immerses himself in being the new Duke of Durham, a title that he doesn't want nor need but one that he feels he has no choice but to embrace, albeit it with hesitance and reservations. And noticed the Cavendishes are, except for all the wrong reasons. They are seen as the ill-mannered Americans who have invaded the ton, but even as English society turns their noses up at the siblings, their curiosity about the foursome is clear.
Lady Bridget Cavendish knows all too well what it's like to be whispered and gossiped about, having fall…

Release Blitz: Under Construction by Aria Cole

Under Construction
(Blue Collar Alphas #1) by Aria Cole Release Date: December 31, 2016
About Under Construction When Paige Brennan moves into her new apartment she doesn't expect it to come with the neighbor from hell. His late night antics keep her up all hours, with every knock and bang made worse by their shared bedroom wall. When Paige finally bumps into the noisy night owl, she's determined to give him a piece of her mind, even if his broad shoulders and rogue grin leave her hot under the collar.
Stone Garrett is obsessed by the beauty next door, her smart mouth and dangerous curves driving him to utter distraction. She's way out of his league but he's hellbent on proving he can be everything she needs and more. Passions boil over after another late night exchange ends with Stone's hand down his pretty new neighbor's impossibly short sleep shorts. But does love exist beyond their shared bedroom wall? Or are they destined to only be an unforgettable one-night …

Review: Break My Fall by Jessica Scott (Falling #2)

Note: This ebook was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
I haven’t told her all of it. She only knows the part of my secret I can barely summon the courage to put into words. But she doesn't know all of my shame.And when she finds out, there will be nothing that will keep us together. But until then, I am selfish enough that I cannot let her go.
I've missed reading Jessica Scott's books. I discovered her writing last year, having read three novels--the first two in her Homefront series and the Falling series starter, Before I Fall--and it's been more than a year and a half since the last one, but thank goodness for the unexpected opportunity to sneak at least one Jessica Scott read before the year ends! Break My Fall is the second novel in her Falling series and it's a reminder why I fell in love with her writing in 2015. She's taken things up a notch up with this sequel, giving readers the same raw emotion and thought-provoking situations b…

Review: Tattooed Hearts by C.A. Harms

Note: This ebook was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Sean Nichols, Jenny Preston, and Robby Whiteman were the best of friends, but Sean and Jenny share a special kind of closeness, one that transitions into a more romantic kind of love for both of them without either one confessing their feelings to the other. Then during the summer that Sean spends away from their hometown, Jenny and Robby cross a line that leaves Jenny pregnant and into a rushed marriage with Robby and Sean feeling betrayed and heartbroken. Leaving Irving, Texas is Sean's only option--even if it means being away from his parents--because keeping his distance from the only girl he's ever loved may be the one thing that saves his sanity.
Six years pass and Sean is a rising star in NASCAR who makes it a point to not return to his hometown even when he's in Texas. When his parents request for extra tickets to a race in Fort Worth, Sean doesn't expect the tickets end up with Jenny…

Book Spotlight: The Fixer by HelenKay Dimon

The Fixer (Games People Play #1) by HelenKay Dimon Date Released: December 27, 2016 Avon Books
About The Fixer He’s known only as Wren. A wealthy, dangerously secretive man, he specializes in making problems disappear. A professional fixer, Wren hides a dark past, but his privacy is shattered when Emery Finn seeks him out—and what she wants from him is very personal.
Some people disappear against their will. Emery’s job is to find them and bring closure. Wren is the only person who can help solve Emery’s own personal mystery: the long-ago disappearance of her cousin. Just tracking down the sexy, brooding Wren is difficult enough. Resisting her body’s response to him will prove completely impossible.
Anonymity is essential to Wren’s success, yet drawn by Emery’s loyalty and sensuality, he’s pulled out of the shadows. But her digging is getting noticed by the wrong people. And as the clues start to point to someone terrifyingly close, Wren will have to put his haunted past aside to protect t…

Review: The Fixer by HelenKay Dimon (Games People Play #1)

The Fixer is the opening salvo in author HelenKay Dimon's brand new romantic suspense series, Games People Play. Thirteen years may have already passed, but twenty-five-year-old Emery Finn is still searching for her missing cousin, who was more like a sister and the person closest to her. Emery is desperately trying to find a mysterious, almost mythical, individual named Wren, whose name appears in her late father's files. When they do meet, Wren proves to be quite an enigma. She may have initially wondered if he played a role in her cousin's disappearance, but soon enough, Emery realizes the man knows as "The Fixer" could be the one to help her find closure in her cousin's case. Now, if only she can resist the undeniable pull she has for the man very few people know personally.
While I confess that I already figured out who was behind the disappearance of Emery's cousin as soon as that person was mentioned for the first time in the story, my curiosity wa…

Book Spotlight: Analog to Digital by Posy Roberts

Analog to Digital by Posy Roberts Date Released: December 1, 2016 Dreamspinner Press
About Analog to Digital All Ethan wants for Christmas, and the rest of his life, is Toby.
For years, Ethan and Toby have said they’ll never marry, despite Ethan’s secret wishes. So leaving sunny California for snowy Minnesota to witness his sister’s vow renewal is not how he wants to spend his Christmas Eve. It’s the second time she’ll say “I do” in less than a year, when Ethan saying those words to Toby even once is hopeless. 
In the run-up to the ceremony, Toby seems to avoid Ethan, and doubts grow in his absence. Ethan can’t help noticing Toby spends more time with Ethan’s family than with him. Little does Ethan know, Toby has desires of his own. But if Toby doesn’t find a way to reveal them, Ethan could leave for home without him.

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Review: Analog to Digital by Posy Roberts

Note: This ARC was provided by the publisher via Signal Boost Promotions in exchange for an honest review.
Originally one of this year's Advent Calendar: Bah Humbug releases from Dreamspinner Press, Analog to Digital is a holiday novella from author Posy Roberts about longtime boyfriends Ethan and Toby and wanting something you think you can never have. It's a really quick read, numbering at less than forty pages, at least based on my advanced reader's copy, and I was able to get through the entire thing in about twenty minutes or so. This is also my sixth Posy Roberts read--her Naked Organics and North Star books being the first five--this year, and she's always been able to satisfy my basic need for a well-written and engaging romance with just enough quirk added.
At twenty-six, Ethan has achieved more success than countless others his age, but the renewal of vows his sister has planned triggers a desire for something he knows he can never have for as long as he'…

Book Spotlight: Cherry Pie by Samantha Kane

Cherry Pie (Mercury Rising #1) by Samantha Kane Date Released: September 16, 2014 Samhain Publishing
About Cherry Pie You can go home again—if you can get a foot in the door.
A year after packing and moving from L.A. to Mercury, North Carolina, John Ford still hasn't adjusted to the heat. Or to life without his long-time partner. As he fixes up the old house he bought, the quiet becomes his only companion, and he's content with that—until a deep-voiced stranger plants himself under a tree across the street.
Eight years ago, Connor Meecham left someone behind in that house—himself. Now he's back to find the man he used to be, before drugs and prison sent his life careening off the tracks. But it's not his mother's face peering through the window any more. It's a man who seems as lost as Conn himself.
When John learns what the house—and the dying town—mean to Conn, he finds himself opening the door to his heart. Just a crack. But it's enough to get mixed up in a wo…

Review: Cherry Pie by Samantha Kane (Mercury Rising #1)

Note: This ARC was provided by the publisher via RockStar Lit PR in exchange for an honest review.
Cherry Pie is the first book in Mercury Rising, an M/M contemporary romance series set in the town of Mercury, North Carolina and penned by author Samantha Kane. The series opens with the story of thirty-five-year-old retired game designer and millionaire John Ford and twenty-five-year-old former Mercury golden boy turned ex-convict Connor Meecham. They're two very different men looking for the same thing--home--but find even more.
Having made millions creating a game that took gamers by storm, affording him to live more than comfortably for the rest of his life, and then losing his partner of a decade led John uprooting himself from California on the west coast to North Carolina in the east coast. For a year, he's been working his way through what locals call the Meecham House, refurbishing it in hopes of making it feel like home. Then he notices the young man across the street, …

Blog Tour: Something There in Between by S. Ferguson

Something There in Between by S. Ferguson Date Released: December 19, 2016
About Something There in Between Bree Sutton has lost everything. 
Shattered dreams and a lonely park bench are her only companions. Happy endings aren’t for people like her.
Survivor Declan James knows what rock bottom looks like. But he knows there can be redemption, no matter how far you’ve fallen.
You can try and fight it, but love doesn't care how broken and battered you are. It's always something there in between...
This book contains strong adult content that may not be suitable for readers sensitive to hard to read subjects.

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An Excerpt from Something There in Between That does it for me. 
The idea that someone is hurting her causes a rage I’ve only ever felt once before in my life to flow through my entire body. I clench my fists and decide…