Thursday, December 13, 2018

Untrainable ~ Jamie Schlosser







Untrainable
by Jamie Schlosser

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: December 13, 2018


It doesn’t take much to become the laughing stock of reality

television. Just ask Theodore “Theo-Dog” Legend. Once you’ve pissed on a fire
hydrant in front of the paparazzi, no one ever lets you forget it.

Hadley Holiday is on her way to being America’s sweetheart, thanks to

her dog training routine on a national talent show. Although she didn’t win
first prize, she snagged Theo’s attention and he’ll do just about anything to
make her his—even if it means being the butt of everyone’s joke once again.


Hadley wants a career in showbiz. Theo needs to get rid of that doggone

nickname—pun intended. Pairing the two together on a new show sounds like a
disaster waiting to happen... or it could be the best thing that’s ever
happened to them.




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★★ Lori's Review ★★

LOVED, LOVED, LOVED this book!!! 

By the end of chapter one, Theo had stolen my heart. And I don’t want it back. By the end of chapter two, I wanted to be besties with Hadley and have sleepovers and braid each other’s hair. She is adorably quirky. And smart. And giving and loving. And knows what she wants and how she wants it. 

Theo and Hadley are so friggin adorable and lovable and cute and sexy. I just wanted to keep reading ALL DAY. Sizzling chemistry from their first meet. He adored her, (okay, he was obsessed) and I could FEEL what he felt for her. 

I loved the vulnerability of these two. The way they each looked out for each other, protected each other, and defended each other. They are both such good-hearted people. These two together were pure RomCom perfection. 

And the story... So heart-warmingly good! It gave me warm fuzzies and I’m pretty sure I had a smile on my face the entire time. It’s one of those books that makes me want to scream out and tell everybody to read it! So I’m doing that now - READ THIS BOOK! 

I can’t say enough good things about this. 

Funny. Like, laugh-out-loud-and-sometimes-snort-giggle funny. 

Sweet. Like, AWWW! I-want-some-of-THAT-in-my-life sweet. 

SEXY. Like, SERIOUSLY-where-my-husband-at sexy. Lots of delicious moments made me feel nice...everywhere. That hallway scene? Seriously. 

Swoony. Like, flutters-in-my-belly-hearts-in-my-eyes swoony. Theo was the perfect gentleman. 

And let’s not forget the few scenes that pulled at my heartstrings. Oh my goodness. I needed to hold someone - or have them hold me. 

This was feel-good story that made me want to crawl into the pages and hug everyone. A definite top read of 2018. 

#pussypurses 
#humpy 
#ILoveTheoDog



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Excerpt

“Okay. Change of plans—pie first, cleaning later. I get weepy when I’m hanky.”

“Hanky?” Theo followed me to the kitchen.

“It’s a portmanteau.” Walking over to the table, I removed the foil from the dish. Steam billowed up, carrying the heavenly scent of apples and cinnamon with it.

“I’m sorry, a what?” Sounding utterly confused, Theo went over to a small white coffee maker next to the sink and punched a button. It sputtered for a few seconds before the aroma filled the room.

He grabbed two mismatching mugs from the cabinet. Setting them down, he leaned back against the counter while he waited for me to explain.

“Blending two words to make one,” I said. “Hungry and cranky equals hanky.”

“Isn’t the term ‘hangry?’”

“No, I don’t think that fits. I don’t get mad,” I clarified. “Just irritable.”

“It’s kinda like my nickname, huh? Putting Theodore and dog together.”

“Yeah, kind of like that.” I grimaced because he obviously wasn’t a fan of the combination. “I’m sure whoever came up with that thought they were being very clever.”

“They probably got promoted.”

“Probably.”

“Well, I’m feeling mighty humpy myself.” When he said the word ‘humpy’, I could’ve sworn I saw his pelvis do a slight thrust.

I almost fell over. “Excuse me?”

He sent me a grin that did funny things to my stomach. “Portmanteau. Hungry and grumpy. Humpy.”

That was inappropriate but also correct. I couldn’t knock him for coming up with his own word, even if it did draw my attention to his groin.

I tried to force myself to look away from his lower half, but it was really difficult.

Because now that I wasn’t scrutinizing his living quarters, my thoughts went elsewhere: straight to the gutter.

The gray fabric of his pants stretched over his crotch, and he probably wasn’t wearing underwear because I could see a very distinct outline of his dick.

I didn’t mean to stare at it, but it was just right there.
Out in the open. And alarmingly large. It was like spotting
a rare animal in the wild. The thing practically needed its own Australian accented voiceover.

Inexperienced as I was when it came to actual sex, I wasn’t completely innocent. I knew what a semi-erect penis looked like. The length of it rested against his thigh and the definition of the thick head was impressive.

I swallowed hard.

“Hey.” Theo’s voice startled me, and my eyes snapped up to his.

My cheeks were on fire. I’d been caught, and I wanted nothing more than to sink under the table and hide.

“Hi,” I squeaked, lowering myself into the chair.

“Let’s just blame the rough start to the day on low blood sugar. Deal?”

Well, that wasn’t what I’d expected him to say, but it was a lot better than him calling me out for eye-balling his junk.

“Deal,” I responded. Then for my own benefit, I added the reminder, “I’m looking forward to being coworkers and friends.”

His left eyebrow arched on the word ‘friends.’

Dang it. Maybe he did see me checking him out after all.

For the sake of my sanity, I really hoped he was planning to wear jeans for the show. And maybe some underwear with crotch-confining support. Like a girdle, but for penises.





Author Bio



Jamie Schlosser grew up on a farm in Illinois surrounded by

cornfields. Although she no longer lives in the country, her dream is to return to rural living someday. As a stay-at-home mom, she spends most of her days running back and forth between her two wonderful kids and her laptop. She loves her family, iced coffee, and happily-ever-afters.


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Thursday, November 15, 2018

BRYCE ~ Lauren Runow & Jeannine Colette





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Bryce (Sexton Brothers, #2)
by Lauren Runow & Jeannine Colette

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 15, 2018

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“Truth or dare?”
“I’ll take your dare.”
“Kiss me.”

I don’t believe in Prince Charming, but when I met a handsome stranger on a rooftop his words intrigued me and his dares left nothing but temptation.

Then I learned the truth.

His name is Bryce Sexton. Media mogul, workaholic and a heart of stone. He’s broody AF and yet every woman in San Francisco wants him.

So why won’t he leave me alone?

Wherever I go, he’s there, trying to force his way into my world. What he doesn’t know is I already have a man in my life. A tiny redhead who loves Legos and Superheroes.

With every push, Bryce pulls me in further. Our pasts are laced with betrayal. Our futures are unpredictable. Our chemistry is explosive.

With each dare I uncover a truth, but he's exactly what I don’t need right now.

So why did I have to go and kiss him?

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★ LORI'S REVIEW ★

I could not wait to read Bryce’s story.  I was so intrigued by him while I was reading book 1 (Austin).  This book filled my expectations, and then some!

There is so much more to Bryce than his hard & scowly exterior.  Give the guy a break, he’s been working his ass off to keep his company going…the company his mother started.  Does he want happiness & love? Of course.  But does he have time for it? Nope.  Enter Tessa Clarke…things have just gotten interesting…and sizzling hot. These two have some serious sparks that ignite when they are near each other.

Tessa, a loving and dedicated mother, is not willing to do anything to sacrifice the safety and well-being of her son.  Especially let a man into their lives. But there’s no way she can stop the feelings that come when he’s around. The things he does…and says…it’s enough to make any girl swoon.

He. Is. GOOD. 

I love, love, love the adoration Bryce has for these Tessa & Charlie, and what he’s willing to change in order to get them and keep them in his life. I absolutely love this story – I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough.

I can not wait to see what Tanner brings to this drama-filled Sexton saga. Will I love him as much as Austin & Bryce? I’m certainly excited to find out!! That was quite the juicy, little tidbit at the end of Bryce.

Love this writing duo!  If you’ve read and loved Austin, you will love Bryce.  If you haven’t, I highly recommend you start them! 







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★ AUSTIN, BOOK #1 ★




“Tell me a secret.”
“I’m falling for you.”

Austin Sexton is the man I’ve always tried to stay away from. He’s arrogant, entitled and a total ass. That’s why I didn’t bother giving him my name last night. We’ll never see each other again.

Or so I thought.

Imagine my surprise when I start my new job only to come face-to-face with the blue eyes I just declared all wrong for me. No, he’s not my boss, but being my boss’ brother seems almost worse.

No matter how hard I try to push him away, his secrets draw me in. When it comes to a Sexton that could be lethal...for my heart.

I have his secrets and I won’t tell a soul. Now I just have to not fall for him completely.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

DIRTY BAD BOY ~ Mira Lyn Kelly





DIRTY BAD BOY: A Fake FiancĂ© Romance 
by Mira Lyn Kelly

Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: November 13, 2018

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I'm not a total dick…
Most days, I'm a damned decent guy. Just not around my buddy's sister. 
She's sexy as sin, sharp as hell, and she's also the lush little harpy who's been rubbing me wrong since we were kids. 

I don't want to do her a favor…
If it had been any other damsel in distress looking to shake some unwanted attention, I'd have been the perfect fake boyfriend for all of five minutes. 
But Laurel brings out the bastard in me, and five minutes hardly seemed enough time to make her squirm. 

She wants to one-up me, and I want to win…
But maybe I need a favor too.


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★★ LORI'S REVIEW ★★

This...this book right here is one of the reasons I love being a reader! I enjoyed every single second of it. 

I was intrigued by Jack the first time I met him in book 1. I knew his story was going to be amazing. I finished this the other night and my heart is still reeling. 

The story, so flawlessly written, captured me and took me away into Jack & Laurel’s world. These two have stolen my heart! Their banter was adorable and entertaining and had me giggling and smiling a lot. 

Watching their relationship go from hating each other, to tolerating, to liking, then wanting and needing, was utterly delightful. And the glimpses into their past squeezed my heart and made it ache for them. There may have even been a couple of tears. Okay...there was. That’s how good this book is. It had me experiencing all the emotions I wanted and needed. 

The chemistry between them was so hot, I swear it sizzled. When these two were together, I could feel it. Their passion was deliciously satisfying. The author made sure I felt it in all the right places. Thank you, Ms. Kelly. 

This was fun, it was sexy, and gave me all the feels I love in a good book. The perfect mix of sass, heart, and steam. I absolutely loved it!

I finished this book before bed and I fell asleep swooning over Jack. I just knew he wasn’t a dick.



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★★ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ★★

Hard core romantic, stress baker, and housekeeper non-extraordinaire, Mira Lyn Kelly is the USA TODAY bestselling author of more than a dozen sizzly love stories with over a million readers worldwide. She writes hot, possessive heroes who know how to laugh, heroines who give as good as they get, friends as close as family, and happily ever afters up against the wall style! Mira lives with her husband in Minnesota where their four children and two ridiculous dogs provide an excess of action and entertainment. 


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★★ EXCERPT ★★

All I need is a single guy chivalrous enough to play the part of my boyfriend for five minutes…

Half of Chicago calls Belfast their favorite bar, and there’s already a good crowd. But two-thirds of the way through the main room and I don’t know a soul. How is that possible?
I jump from face to face, searching as my stomach turns. 

Click.

Recognition in the form of: Oh no. No. Not him. Anyone but him.

But it’s definitely him.

I recognize the blade-straight nose, the chiseled cheekbones over a square-cut jaw. And that mouth. Soft and full, it shouldn’t fit with a face as masculine as his, but those lips have been distracting my girlfriends and making my classmates swoony since the seventh grade.

There’s a leanness to the strong angles of his face that wasn’t there in high school, and as much as I hate to admit it, it looks good.

Jack Hastings. Bane of my existence. It would have to be him. And, of course, he’s single.

Steely-gray eyes clash with mine, and the air leaks from my lungs on an F-bomb my parents would call classless.

The guy hates me. It’s there in his eyes, just the way it’s been since we were six years old. But I know for a fact he can hide it so well that there was a time when, briefly, even I didn’t know better.

I start across the bar, my smile straining at maniacal proportions.

“Hi, guys,” I sing out, giving everyone a cursory wave as I close in on Jack, whose obvious confusion would be spectacular if the whole point of this charade wasn’t to sell my coworker on a relationship that doesn’t exist.

Reaching his side, I press in close, then closer still, so my arm is looped around his broad shoulders. “Jack, sweetie, didn’t see you at first.” Shooting him a pleading look, I motion behind me. “Remember me telling you about Clarence from work?”

Jack’s one of the smartest guys I know. But the blank look I’m getting back from him makes me want to whack the side of his head to shake something loose. Instead I give him a pointed look, praying he’ll throw me a bone. “He was starting to think I’d made you up!”

The lights turn on in his eyes, and the hard line of his mouth falls into a slant that probably ought to concern me. So far as I know, Jack has never passed up on an opportunity to make me squirm. Not that I have either. But he’s a good friend to my brother. So I hold my breath, waiting to see what he’ll do next.

I don’t have to wait long.

“Babe, why didn’t you tell me I was finally gonna meet him?” Jack offers his hand and waits for Clarence to drag his attention from Julia, who happens to be one of the hottest sports reporters in the country right now. She’s also engaged to Greg, star center for the Slayers, Chicago’s newest hockey team. And Hank, heck, the guy makes Elon Musk look like a member of the Geek Squad.

I’m giving it another thirty seconds before Clarence asks everyone to sign his shirt. And after that, he’ll step back to give us our space. He’ll be out of my hair. I’ll apologize to my old classmates and put some much-needed distance between my hip and Jack’s thigh. As hard as it’s going to be, I’ll say something nice to him, and—

“Clarence, man, pull up a chair.” Jack’s arm turns to steel around my waist as I stiffen. Because what… the… hell?

Jack flashes me a wink. “Join us.”

Oh, I’m going to kill him.



Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Booted (Trails of Sin, #3) ~ Pam Godwin


It's LIVE!

BOOTED, Book #3 in the TRAILS OF SIN series


Genre: Dark Cowboy Romance

Series: HEAs with no cliffhangers. 
Each book is a different couple. 
Must be read in order.





The night I’m released from prison, she’s in my bed.

It’s been eight years since I touched a woman, and the Native American beauty is half-dressed, beaten, bruised, and devastatingly exquisite.

We’re toxic together, but we want the same things. Blood. Vengeance.
Violent relief in a warm body.

Beneath her touch, I’m alive.
Against her skin, I’m redeemed.
Buried inside her, I forget the past.
Until the past takes her from me.

Prison made me cold, but losing Raina makes me cruel. 
Ruthless. Unforgiving.
I killed before. For her, I’ll kill again.
I’ll end this once and for all or die in my boots.


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★ LORI'S REVIEW ★

I am, once again, blown away by the talent of this author. Her words are powerful and poetic, pulling me in, making my reading time a full-on enjoyable, emotional, and arousing experience. 

This is the third book in the Trails of Sin series. (Books 1 & 2 need to be read first!) I’d like to say this was my favorite of the three, but I think I say that with every book of Pam’s I read. Just when I think one book is the best, she goes and kicks my ass with another one. 

This book gives explanations, and answers, and most importantly, closure. Finishing this was bittersweet. I was SO happy to get it so I could devour it & get the satisfaction I needed. But, now the series is over. I’m going to miss these smokin’ hot, kinky cowboys with hearts of gold, along with their fierce & sassy women. I felt like I was a part of this family. 

The highly anticipated return of Lorne was everything I hoped for. It was everything I needed. 

Lorne...so moody, so damaged, so intense. Dark and glaringly mysterious. After being put away for 8 years, I just knew he was going to be amazing. 

Raina is such a strong & take-no-shit kind of woman. Doing what she had to do to survive, to keep her loved ones safe. After book 2, I could not wait to get inside this woman’s head. She couldn’t have been more perfect for Lorne.

The sexual tension and chemistry between Raina & Lorne was off the charts, tingle-all-over-your-body hot. Their constant bickering was entertaining - I loved these two together. 

This book packs a punch. 
It squeezed my heart, 
it slapped me silly with passion, 
it hit me below the belt...if you know what I mean. 
And the playlist? Perfect. 

I can’t recommend this book enough. If you’ve read the first two, then you’ll need this one. If you haven’t started this series, I highly recommend it, even if cowboys aren’t your thing. Seriously.















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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Pam Godwin, lives in the Midwest with her husband, their two children, and a foulmouthed parrot. When she ran away, she traveled fourteen countries across five continents, attended three universities, and married the vocalist of her favorite rock band.
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 Deliver Series 


 Trilogy of Eve 


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