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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Tuesday, September 11, 2018

The Silken Daggers ~ Jenny Bullington





 The Silken Daggers 
by Jenny Bullington

Series: Mavericks of the Heartland #2
Genre: Adult, Historical Mafia Romance
Published: September 6, 2018

Page Count: 181 Pages
Publisher: The Pathos Pen Publishing




Ruby Walsh and Edith Campbell are two women ahead of their time. One the wife of a soldier fighting on the front during World War II, the other in a relationship with a forbidden love. Together they form a secret society dubbed The Silken Daggers to investigate a missing woman with ties to mafia activity in their sleepy Northwest Iowa town. What they uncover is more than they bargained for, as they decide to take justice into their own hands. Can they keep their town safe while keeping themselves alive? Can they find the missing woman in time? Their passion for fighting crime matches their passion for their men, but will love prevail? THE SILKEN DAGGERS is Book Two in the Mavericks of the Heartland series.








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    The Silken Daggers Excerpt © Jenny Bullington 2018




    What I wouldn’t give for that man to be with me right now, Ruby found herself longing. Sighing, she was ready to load her gun, hearing the familiar clicking of the shells as they got into proper position in the chamber. She loved having shooting contests with Jack. She remembered how she would beat him, watching first laugh it off, but after several attempts, get so focused a vein would pop out in his neck. She’d laugh and laugh.


    Ruby scooted her butt back so she wouldn’t fall as she braced herself, and took aim at the first tin can on the fence that separated the land around the old barn from the field beyond. If Ruby was one thing, she was a tomboy. She’d always had better aim than all five of her brothers combined, which had made them insanely jealous. She readied her trigger finger, careful not to place it on the trigger until she was ready, and closed her left eye as she aimed with her right, leaning over to look through the sight on the tip of the gun.


    Ruby fired the gun, hearing the tin can plink as it fell behind the fence. She smiled to herself as the smell of gunpowder wafted over her: she still had it. She looked back over the countryside, remembering her happy childhood running around with her brothers, knowing all the secrets of the kids in town and where they hid their cigarettes and dirty magazines. She had to learn very quickly to stand on her own two feet when she found out in school that she wasn’t very much like the other girls.


    Then she’d met Jack and things just clicked for the first time. She made sense when she was with all of him. She didn’t have to pretend to be a lady, and he wasn’t intimidated by being forced to keep up with her.


    Ruby shot the third and fourth cans on the fence, still lost in the memories of how she got to where she was today. Am I too much of Jack and not enough of me? she wondered to herself. His absence had been horrid, and she felt so lost. Nights where the worst, when she was alone. Making meals for one was just as awful. It made her simply not want to eat.


    Ruby had found the one her heart loved, and whether he was near or far, she only felt whole when he was in her heart. He made her a better version of herself, and in return, she gave him all of her, even the most hidden parts of her.


    No, she was not too much Jack. She was perfectly in union with another human being, and that is the exact place she wanted to be. That was exactly what having a soulmate meant.


    Ruby closed her eyes and felt the chill of the wind blow through the hay loft. Right now, in these quiet moments, all she had was the love in her heart and memories of Jack in her mind. How amazing their union would be when she could be with him in person again…


    There were moments when she could become so lost in him, the cobalt eyes that made her forget any worries and woes from the day, such as the snide remarks from another woman who didn’t like her tenacity or were bored being stuck at home and having an absent husband. All she needed to do was hug Jack and everything else melted away. If that was being too much of him, then that’s all she wanted, because that was where peace was.


    She laughed out loud, proud of herself. She had had a fun time by herself for the first time since Jack had left for war. The winter sun beamed down upon her, and she rested her head against the door. As she closed her eyes, she imagined the face of her beloved above her. A quiet and gentle voice seemed to be on the wind that blew through the hay loft. It sounded strangely like Jack’s… it sounded like he was saying I’m coming, Ruby. I’m coming home.


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    ★★ LORI'S REVIEW ★★

    Historical romance lovers...get this book on your TBR - you’ll want to read it! Set in 1943, I was captivated by every word and taken back in time, loving every single word this author penned. 

    This suspenseful story is very well-written, flowing smoothly and flawlessly. It pulled me into the pages easily, making me feel as if I was watching a movie play out in front of me. Descriptive details so vivid, I swear I was right there next to the characters, solving crimes with them. 

    We met the characters in book one and while reading this, I fell in love with them all over again. Ruby - waiting for her beloved Jack to return from the war, and Edith - her relationship with Paulie growing stronger every day, even with obstacles (and a crazy person) trying to get in the way. 

    The strong, confident, and sassy women in this book had me cheering them on every step of the way. They are proud and they are determined, yet full of a vulnerability that made them real. And the love they have for their men is undeniable. The passion so strong I could feel it. 

    I absolutely loved the POVs from multiple characters. To be inside all of their heads made this story that much more enjoyable. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough. 

    Great job by Ms. Bullington! This story is the perfect blend of suspense, passion, and heart. 




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    Jack and Ruby Walsh thought their sleepy town's Independence Day would be like all the others. That is, until an accidental explosion of fireworks destroys downtown Cherokee, Iowa. A witch-hunt ensues as WWII tensions rise, causing everyone to blame one immigrant German family for the fire. But was it really them? Only Jack and Ruby have the courage to fight for justice, even as they stand against the most corrupt in their community. Ignited by their white-hot passion for each other, the two stick together until they have Cherokee on its knees, rectifying its wrongs and uncovering a more sinister criminal network. RACE TO THE GALLOWS is a harrowing tale of love, loyalty, and courage. Based on true events in Northwest Iowa.

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    Ever since she was a little girl on a farm in rural Iowa, Jenny Bullington's heart has been filled with wanderlust and adventure. She started writing at an early age, and has never stopped. After exploring Italy, Ethiopia, and South Korea, Bullington's desire to transport others to those places and to raise awareness of important humanitarian and social issues takes hold in her writings.

    She received her Bachelor's Degree from Iowa State University and her Master's Degree from Pacific Oaks College. In her spare time, Bullington enjoys teaching as an adjunct college professor, writes parenting and child development columns for a taekwondo kids program, advocates against domestic violence and human trafficking, and is passionate about social justice. She's recently been featured as a storyteller at Ode, an Iowa organization that promotes positive impact through empathy. Her adventures never stop as she raises her five small children with her beloved husband, Branden, in the Midwest.











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    Tuesday, July 10, 2018

    Buckled, Trails of Sin, #2 ~ Pam Godwin




    ★✩★ It's LIVE! ★✩★

    BUCKLED

    Book #2 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.





    I protect what’s mine.
    The ranch, my family, our buried secrets.

    Nothing will stop me from reassembling the life that went terribly wrong.
    Not the law.
    Not our enemies.
    Not even Maybe Quinn.

    The gorgeous, quarrelsome journalist shouldn’t have meddled.
    I shouldn’t have let her stay.
    But she’s hiding something in those deceptive blue eyes.
    Something deeper than her thirst for a news story.

    I make a deal with her to buy time.
    To unravel her lies. To play with her. To satisfy my darker appetites.
    When she buckles beneath my belt, I’ll send her away.
    Unless I buckle first.

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    ★★ LORI'S REVIEW ★★

    When Pam Godwin writes, she does it with a fiery passion. And it shows in her stories, in her characters. She gives you words that wrap around your heart, they squeeze tightly, and they don’t let go. 

    With Buckled, that is exactly what I got. Jarret and Maybe sparked from their very first meeting. Their chemistry was strong, smokin’ hot, like fireworks hot. Even with secrets and deception, these two still found something they needed in each other. 

    I devoured this story, thoroughly enjoying every satisfying page. Splashes of humor and plenty of heart in this world of dirty, kinky, sexy AF cowboys. And these cowboys... they love with a passion, with both spine-tingling and toe-curling goodness. 

    I couldn’t get enough of Jarret. He is a very intense man. Everything he does is fierce.

    The way he loves Maybe.
    The way he takes care of his family.
    The way he protects. 
    The way he gets revenge. 
    The way he punishes. 
    The way he fucks. 

    I thought Jake was my favorite, but Jarret sure gave him a run for the money. 

    If you’ve read the first book, you need this one, and you’ll be begging for the next one. More suspense, more delicious, kinky cowboy lovin’, and more hardcore passion that will put your heart into overdrive.




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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.

    Java, tobacco, and dark romance novels are her favorite indulgences, and might be considered more unhealthy than her aversion to sleeping, eating meat, and dolls with blinking eyes.

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