Sunday, October 22, 2017

Amie's Review of Holding Onto Forever by Heidi McLaughlin

Title: Holding Onto Forever
Series: The Beaumont Series - 
Next Generation #1
Author: Heidi McLaughlin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 12, 2017
"Heidi McLaughlin delivers a breathtaking addition to the Beaumont series. Holding Onto Forever is everything you want it to be and so much more. I fell in love all over again." USA Today Bestselling Author, K.L. Grayson 
"Holding Onto Forever is emotional, riveting, and completely captivating. Noah Westbury will steal your heart and never give it back." NYT Bestselling Author, S Moose
"A rollercoaster of emotions. McLaughlin takes you on a journey of two hearts that are destined to be together." NYT Bestselling Author, Kaylee Ryan
The road for Noah Westbury has been carved out for him, long before he knew who his father was. Making sure he worked hard to deserve the opportunities provided to him, Noah is exactly where he dreamed of being - starting QB for Portland Pioneers. Together with a Victoria Secret's model girlfriend by his side, life couldn't get much better. Except for the fact that standing in his path is Peyton Powell-James, his life-long friend and the one woman he can never have.
Peyton Powell-James always knew her future would be in football and dreams of having a successful sports journalism career once she graduates college. After being given an assignment to cover a professional game from the sidelines, Peyton believes that everything is going to plan, until one fateful night changes her life.
Harsh reality sets in for Noah and Peyton. One could lose everything, while the other one struggles to keep the families together.


Anyone that loved the Beaumont gang had to be excited waiting for this story - and if you just read the little novella about the girls trip then you were suffering with the cliffhanger and needing this book ASAP. I admit I am always nervous about reading the KIDS stories when they grow up !! I mean it has only been a few years since I initially met Noah so for him to be a swoon-worthy hot man now - could be weird !! Never the case though !! 

The heartache that this book starts out with was devastating for a lover of all things Beaumont - it brought back so many memories of Mason , Peyton as a little kid with the drums and her anger and just the horrific thought of losing one of them was enough to put me over the edge. To listen to everyone's hopes , fears and memories was sweet and to get Peyton's story of her time in between was chilling. I loved seeing how close they all stayed and also getting bits and pieces of what might be coming next. Although this was Noah and Peyton's story they both had quite a bit of their own personal struggles to get through alone before they could even attempt happiness together. 

Peyton has landed her first sideline sports cast moment which is so exciting for her and also proved to be beneficial when she had a near collision with one of the team's hot players Kyle !! Sadly for them their first date doesn't go as planned and although he tries Kyle never really gets his foot in the door. Noah is about to end his season and it hasn't been a good one. Regardless when family calls and tragedy hits he leaves it behind without much thought. He has been living his dream of playing football and dating a model BUT he hasn't had that real happiness he felt with a certain someone long ago. 

We get stories from the past that we have never heard , desires for a future that may give us Beaumont love for years to come and heartache all wrapped into one. I was a bit let down with the lack of fight in anyone when it came to Dessie and her stories. I guess that is just a piece of drama that I look for - someone to put that villain type character in their place !! Overall it was amazing and it may have taken awhile to get to the happiness but know it gets there and it is great !! 

Kyle Zimmerman, one of the top-rated quarterbacks in the league, and Chicago’s most eligible bachelor is holding my hand as he guides me to his car. The schoolgirl in me is trying not to let his presence affect me, at least not on the outside. On the inside, though, I’m all a ball of nerves mixed with excitement. Who would’ve thought a simple assignment would turn into a date? Not me. Not in a million years, but here I am, being helped into his car and anxiously waiting for him to get behind the steering wheel.

And once he does, the sweet scent of his cologne fills the small space. I find myself leaning a bit closer to him so I can inhale deeply without looking like a creeper. Kyle smiles. It’s an ear-to-ear grin with a slight chuckle. I’ve been caught, but he doesn’t seem to care. He leans forward, pulling himself away from me. It’s probably best. We’ve just met and if he kissed me now, I don’t know what I would do. 
“Tell me about yourself, Peyton.”
“I’m majoring in broadcast journalism. I love football. I’m a twin.”
“Is your twin as pretty as you?”
“Prettier,” I tell him.
“Impossible,” he replies, never breaking eye contact with me. “What do you know about me?”
“Everything, yet nothing. Your rookie year, you sat on the bench but started your second year. You threw sixteen touchdowns, eleven interceptions and accumulated 3,440 yards. Your completion rate was fifty-eight percent. This year, you’re pushing seventy percent and in line to win the league MVP. You’ve thrown for almost 4,500 yards, twenty-five touchdowns and four interceptions.”
Kyle’s eyes widen as his mouth drops open. “Wow, you had to go and bring up my first year, huh?” 
I shrug. “You asked, but …”

Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup and a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL and her brother, Racicot.
When she's isn't writing one of the many stories planned for release, you'll find her sitting court-side during either daughter's basketball games.
Heidi's first novel, Forever My Girl, will be in theaters on October 27, 2017, starring Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe.

Amie's Review of Why I'm Yours by S. Moose & C.A. Harms

Happy Release Day to S. Moose & C.A. Harms!


by CA Harms & S Moose

A point in time, an unexpected event, changes everything.

Reagan’s life was about to begin. A recent college graduate with her career about to launch, she was living in Boston with her best friends. She had everything she worked hard for until one man took it all away, leaving her feeling empty and desolate.

After spending a few years alone, Reagan finally moves to Chicago with her best friend, Aimee, and vows to put her past behind her. When Reagan lands a job at Powers Financial, she never expects to find the one person that would give her back the girl she left behind years ago.

Drew Powers loves being the powerful CFO of a successful corporation and raising his son, Dawson. He's known as "asshat" at the company and it doesn't help calm his temper or patience. Drew's main focus doesn't include love or commitment. Those are the last things on his mind.

When the reserved and beautiful Reagan Halloway bumps into him and tests his patience, he ignores the lust he feels for her until she becomes all he can think about.

Fate is a powerful thing. A force that leads two people to one another and gives them both the one thing they didn’t know they were missing.





I love these authors on their own so I was thrilled to see them working together !! This story contains some triggers right from the start so be warned. It is a sexy yet heartwarming read about 2 people not searching yet finding the one despite the struggles of their pasts. Reagan's world was turned upside down years ago , instead of confiding in her friend and family she took off and distanced herself from everything she knew. Now she is back on track with her best friend by her side as she starts a new job and gets back to the norm. Nobody knows what she went through but they know it was bad because her actions were drastic. Drew is labeled as the jerk of the family and company. He spends his time working and raising his son with his ex who really has no clue how to be a mom or a decent person. Of course Drew and Reagan meet and clash with that amazing magnetic attraction that they both try to deny. Reagan's past is a secret yet Drew's past is always around lingering and being thrown in Reagan's face. Can these two overcome their fears and their pasts so they can attempt to find the happiness they both deserve so much ??  And how about that sweetie Dawson !! OMG if he doesn't make the story - right !! There are some serious twists and a bit of suspense so hang on tight and enjoy !! I look forward to seeing what else we get from these two lovely ladies !!





Friday, October 20, 2017

Man Of The Month by J. Kenner ~ SERIES COVER REVEAL ~

Who’s Your Man of the Month?

You can find out starting on January 16th, 2018 when New York Times, USA Today,Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author J. Kenner releases the sexy new series MAN OF THE MONTH, these books are guaranteed to be your next binge read!


Who’s Your Man of the Month?

When a group of fiercely determined friends realize their beloved hang-out is in danger of closing, they take matters into their own hands to bring back customers lost to a competing bar. Fighting fire with a heat of their own, they double down with the broad shoulders, six-pack abs, and bare chests of dozens of hot, local guys who they cajole, prod, and coerce into auditioning for a Man of the Month calendar.

But it’s not just the fate of the bar that’s at stake. Because as things heat up, each of the men meets his match in this sexy, flirty, and compelling binge-read romance series of twelve novels releasing every other week from New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner.

“With each novel featuring a favorite romance trope—beauty and the beast, billionaire bad boys, friends to lovers, second chance romance, secret baby, and more—this series hits the heart and soul of romance.” — New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips


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In Too Deep Amazon |  iBooks  | Kobo  | Nook  | GOODREADS 
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J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres. Known primarily for her award-winning and international bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, JK has been praised by RT Bookclub for having “cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swoon for them.” A five time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award, JK took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance for her novel, Claim Me (book 2 of her Stark Trilogy). Her books have sold over three million copies and are published in over twenty languages. In her previous career as an attorney, JK worked as a clerk on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced primarily civil, entertainment and First Amendment litigation in Los Angeles and Irvine, California, as well as in Austin, Texas. She currently lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and two rather spastic cats. 

Jill's Review of Unintended by Georgia Cates ~ RELEASE BLITZ ~ GIVEAWAY ~

Title: Unintended
Series: The Sin Series #5
Author: Georgia Cates
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 20, 2017


Captor becomes lover…

I’m a marksman. Mobster. Deadly assassin.
My job is to protect my brotherhood, but that isn’t my only responsibility.

I’m Kieran Hendry, the up-and-coming leader of The Order, and a new duty calls. I must take a wife.

A wife I don’t know.
A wife born into a position at the top of The Fellowship hierarchy.
A wife who will forge a strong alliance between her brotherhood and mine.
A wife I don’t want.

I knew next to nothing about Westlyn Breckenridge when I abducted her, but I quickly discover that she’s intelligent, strong, defiant, selfless. And beautiful. 

One night with her is all it takes for me to see that she is no typical Mafia princess. I’m hopeful this arranged marriage won’t be the miserable union I imagined it to be. But convincing my intended to give us a chance won’t be easy when she sees me as the enemy. The brute who kidnapped her. The vile fiend who threatened to do as he wished with her body.

It’s true. I am all those things. I had cruel intentions. But everything has changed. My affection for her is unexpected. My love, unintended.

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Kieran Hendry makes me feel like a woman. A desired woman. His words, the way he looks at me, his body language. Everything he does is a huge turn-on. Yet I hate this man. Loathe him. But damn, he has a way of touching me that makes me forget every logical thought in my head. It doesn’t make sense to me how I can despise him and at the same time respond so strongly to his touch.
It’s my body reacting to him, not my head. It must be hormones and sex drive. Those two things combined have the power to make people do things they wouldn’t normally do.
“You’re trembling.” He grazes the back of his fingers down my cheek and my stomach does some kind of flip. “Do I frighten you?”
I look away because I can’t tell him that it isn’t fear giving me the trembles.
He grasps my chin and forces me to look at him. “Do. I. Frighten. You?”
He rubs my bottom lip with his thumb. “Then what is it?”
I shake my head.
He leans in for another kiss but stops before his lips touch mine. We’re so close I can feel his breath on my mouth. Just like last night when my body turned to mush.
I’m quivering and my breath has become more rapid. I may even be a little lightheaded.
His bottom lip grazes mine, but he still doesn’t kiss me. “I’ll back off right now if it’s what you want.”
I don’t want him to back off. I also don’t want him to know that I don’t want him to back off. Feels too much like giving in to something I’m not supposed to crave.
“I’m going to kiss you.”
I’m his captive. We made an agreement. I must submit without a fight per our deal to maintain Ellison’s safety.
Yeah. Keep telling yourself that, Wes. Maybe if you say it enough, you’ll start to believe it.
His fingers lace through my hair and he holds me prisoner when he lowers his mouth to mine. I open, giving his tongue an invitation to come inside. The two meet, and together they become erotic dance partners with Kieran taking the lead.
I’ve only had one very forgettable kiss in my life. But this kiss… I could live a million years and never forget it or the way I feel right now.
He stops, his lips hovering over mine. His breath warm against my skin. “More or stop? Your decision.”
He’s asking me to venture further with him. My body says yes, but my head tells me that one more step will take me to a place I shouldn’t go with this man. I’m twenty-three and being kissed for the second time in my life. I don’t want this to stop. “More.”


4.5 stars for - Unintended - book 5 in The Sin Trilogy by Georgia Cates. This book can be read as a complete stand alone from the series, but as far as mafia books go it's truly one of the best series out there so if you have the chance I highly recommend starting at the beginning with a Necessary Sin and working your way through the series. In Edinburgh, Scotland there are two organizations that have been at war for years -  The Fellowship and The Order, but with the new restructuring inside The Order the chance for peace between the two families is a real possibility especially now with an arranged marriage in the works.
Westlyn Breckenridge is the niece of the current leader of The Fellowship. She was groomed to be the wife of a Fellowship leader - therefore she has zero life experiences. Being very sheltered and never dating has kept her "off limits" to any man in The Fellowship let alone any outsiders. Watching her cousin and her brother fall in love has left her with a yearning for a bit of that same magic, but after the showdown outside the pub who knows if she will ever have her chance at true love now.
Kieran Hendry is the eldest child of the leader of The Syndicate and the man tasked to not only takeover The Order when the time comes, but he is also the sacrificial lamb that will need to take part in a arranged marriage. Expecting the worst yet hoping for the best, he is pleasantly surprised when he first meets the woman he will eventually claim as his bride. Now if he could just get her to agree to this relationship instead of forcing things it would be so much easier in the long run for the both of them.
This was a beautifully written story of love and sacrifice for the people you care about. With drama, danger, angst and sexiness too it has something for all of us. Then add in all of our series favorites making an appearance and lots of new characters that give loads of opportunity for new stories - I can't wait to see whom Ms. Cates will write about next.

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Georgia resides in rural Mississippi with her wonderful husband, Jeff, and their two beautiful daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an author and hasn’t looked back yet.

When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing. When she’s being domestic, she’s listening to her music and visualizing scenes for her current work in progress. Every story coming from her always has a song to inspire it.

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