Review: Sinful Intent (Alfa PI #1) by Chelle Bliss

sinful intentTitle: Sinful Intent
Series: Alfa PI, book 1
Author: Chelle Bliss
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: July 14, 2015
Source: Purchased
Synopsis

It was supposed to be simple. Find the bad guy and save the girl.

I hadn’t expected Race True—a golden-haired beauty with a silver tongue that made me want to toss the rules aside.

I tried to fight my attraction to her, but she made it impossible.

Our chemistry became too much to ignore.

Temptation is dangerous.

In a moment of weakness, everything changed. We gave in to our carnal desires, letting ourselves drown in the passion we could no longer deny.

The problem was that I still had a job to do before her world collapsed.

If I failed at finding the person behind the threat, I’d lose Race forever.

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Review
Chelle Bliss is awesome! It’s been a few days since I finished Sinful Intent. I had to sit on my review for a while because all I could think upon finishing it was WOW, OMG, WOW, HOLY F*#K. You get my drift?
Chelle is a really talented author. She pulls you into her story and literally drags the emotions out of you right alongside her characters. I laughed, snorted hysterically, cried, melted, swooned and all out loved this book! If you haven’t read it yet, what the hell are you waiting for?
Race True is my kind of woman. She’s strong, determined, sassy, beautiful and stubborn. She’s having a rough time but she refuses to let it bring her down. Her determination to get through it is admirable. I’m definitely #TeamRace.
Morgan made me weak at the knees with his alpha mambo jumbo but at times I wanted to punch him. Although he’s smart, loyal, protective, gorgeous and swoon worthy his way of going about certain things leaves something to be desired. But that’s what made it all the more fun.
If you love action packed stories with a sexy alpha male and a strong headed heroine then this book is for you. I can’t wait for the release of Unlawful Desire!
5 rating
Ashton

Review: Return to Me (Covington Cove #1) by Kelly Moran

Return to MeTitle: Return to Me
Series: Covington Cove, book 1
Author: Kelly Moran
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: March 3, 2015 by Berkley
Source: Author
Synopsis

With every beat of the heart comes a memory of what could have been…

Ten years ago, Cole Covington was just another rich kid who got everything he wanted—including young and trusting Mia Galdon. Then one night everything changed, and two hearts were shattered. Cole buried his guilt in the military, where love was just part of the past. Now Cole has come back home, emotionally damaged, guarded, and unprepared for what’s waiting for him…

At the urging of Cole’s sister, Mia has returned to the Covington family’s coastal home in Wilmington as a private nurse to help Cole recover. With her uncertain personal life at a crossroad, Mia doesn’t have the luxury of saying no to the job. And she soon finds out that the attraction is still alive. So are memories of betrayal. But Mia will discover more than the power of resilience. She’ll discover a secret Cole has held for years, one that will force them to confront the past and give new meaning to letting go, forgiveness, and a future worth fighting for.

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Review
Military romances are a big love for me. My step dad is in the army and has done tours in places such as Afghanistan and Iraq. Sometimes, the mental injuries far outweigh the physical. PTSD is so common for soldiers and it makes my heart bleed. I have a big respect for people in the forces, our heroes.
Return to Me is a great book; from the first page I was hooked, right up until the last. Moran has a way with words, she catapults us straight into the story with her characters. Her writing is truly amazing and she is, and always will be one of my favourite authors.
Cole is so much more than he seems and I love how we get the past woven in with the present. It helps to understand the reasoning behind their emotions and just pulls us in all the more. Personally, I think his scars just add to his beauty; both physical and mental. The guilt he’s carried for 10 years has only festered and grew. Watching him learn to deal with it and forgive himself is something special. I just loved him, even though at times he deserved a smack to the head.
Mia spent 10 years of her life hating Cole, believing he’d thrown her out like yesterday’s trash. For her to agree to the job as his private nurse, whatever the reasoning was brave and smart. I really liked her character. She’s beautiful inside and out. Her profession suits her perfectly and she does her job well.
For those of you who haven’t read any of Kelly Moran’s work I can’t recommend them enough. The Dysfunctional Test and her phantoms series are both in my favourite pile. Don’t miss out on all the juicy goodness she has to offer!!
5 rating
Ashton

Spotlight: Kathleen Lee; M/M Author of Dominating

DOMinatingDominating
Published June 30, 2015
Bestselling author Kathleen Lee brings you into the playroom filled with sexy fun in a short BDSM novella scene.
After a stressful day, Mark is looking for nothing more than the perfect, willing submissive to engage in a night of erotic play. But when he thinks he’s found his temporary fix, their scene is hotter than he anticipated, and he quickly realizes he might do anything to keep his new toy.

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Caught LookingCaught Looking
Published June 22, 2015
Jay’s whole life is baseball. As the star catcher on the Arizona Cactus team, he learned long ago to hide his sexual orientation from the other players and the public. But then an injury sets him back and the new athletic trainer has him questioning his silence. Liam has struck an emotional and physical chord within him, and suddenly a relationship doesn’t seem so impossible. Yet finding the courage to go after what he wants proves harder than he figured, and if he doesn’t make a play soon, he’s only going to be caught looking.

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Midnight MistletoeMidnight Mistletoe
Published November 21, 2014
When Peter finds himself caught in a speed trap in the same small Wyoming town where he was once a foster child, six weeks of community service feels like an eternity. Until he runs across an old friend who seems more than happy to see him, and the attraction is instantaneous. But can the magic of Christmas and a love he’d never known be enough to make him think about giving up his wandering ways?
Through the years, Kevin found himself wondering about Peter and where he wound up when he was pulled from their community into yet another “home.” But when they reconnect again, he discovers that in all his travels, Peter never had a real home. As Kevin’s feelings deepen, he knows the one thing he needs to do to keep Peter is show him that true happiness boils down to opening yourself to love. And a little mistletoe doesn’t hurt either.

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Stripping the PainStripping the Pain
Published March 5, 2014
Finding happiness is just as easy, and difficult, as letting go…

The only good thing Gabe ever had in his miserable life is Malcolm. Having met in college, they were dorm mates, friends, and now business partners in a marketing web design business. Except from day one, Gabe has had feelings for Malcolm that go way beyond the best friend line. Until one night a moment passes between them, and suddenly Malcolm starts seeing Gabe as more. But Malcolm is from an upper-class political family and Gabe grew up moving from one foster home to the next. Where Malcolm is light, Gabe lives in darkness. Pain is his only indicator that he’s still breathing. Yet Malcolm begins to strip away Gabe’s hurt, layer by layer, until the choice becomes his to accept happiness, or to stay with the path that has always kept his heart safe.

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The Trouble with TroubleThe Trouble with Trouble
Published July 23, 2013
When trouble strolls in, common sense walks out.

After a lifetime of rejection by those he loved, Gary returned to the one place that once made him happy and resigned himself to a life alone. Opening his bar–aptly named ‘Trouble’–was his way of building a future and reminding himself what he needed to stay away from. So when Trouble–AKA Brock–walks into his bar one night, he’s determined to keep his distance. No good could come from falling for Brock’s adorable smile and handsome face. Except Brock seems just as determined to win Gary over as Gary is to stay away. And when Gary realizes Brock may be the real deal, he must choose between protecting his heart or taking the ultimate chance on love.

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Male Seeking MaleMale Seeking Male
Published June 6, 2013
He was just looking for experience. What he got was an unexpected romance.

When Greg’s best friend places a personal ad on his behalf, he doesn’t know whether to be angry or grateful. Though bisexual, he’d only ever been with a woman. But when his sexy neighbor across the hall answers his ad claiming to offer the experience Greg seeks, Greg jumps at the chance.

Jack’s first sexual experience was a painful one, and he vowed to never hurt anyone the way he’d been hurt. So when Jack sees Greg’s ad, he knows he can give the man he’s secretly lusted after what he wants and leave him with fond memories.

But as things heat up in the bedroom, a trust builds in their hearts. Now they must see past their differences and future plans or lose a once in a lifetime love.

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Finding Him Box SetYou can also get Male Seeking Male, The Trouble with Trouble & Stripping the Pain in the Finding Him Box Set.

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About the Author
Kathleen Lee is the author of sweet and sexy M/M romance novellas. She is an Amazon Bestseller in Gay Romance and has several Indie eBooks releasing soon. When not taking her caffeine by I.V. (well, not really) or plotting world destruction (this she does do) she can be found at home reading or dreaming up new happily-ever-afters. She resides in the Midwest with her family.

You can find Kathleen here: Amazon | Goodreads | Facebook | Twitter

Review: Orenda (Orenda #1) by Ruth Silver

OrendaTitle: Orenda
Series: Orenda, book 1
Author: Ruth Silver
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Fantasy
Publication Date: April 13, 2014 by Patchwork Press
Source: Review Copy
Synopsis
Join forces with a parallel universe.

Dark forces, magical creatures, and the world Lil thought she knew collide when a dream transports her to the strange world of Orenda. Stunned and terrified, Lil comes face to face with her doppelganger, Willow, who possesses the ability to travel between the two worlds. Everything Lil knows logically says that Orenda can’t exist, but a small clue may be proof that it was more than an ordinary dream. With the threat of her sister in danger, Lil crosses dimensions but it may cost her even more than she bargained for.

A sword wielding girl, the eternal suit, and a parallel universe come together in this action- packed Young Adult fantasy adventure that will keep readers of all ages turning the pages. Orenda is the first novel in the Orenda series.

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Review
Lil has a dream, she’s transported to another world, meeting her doppelgänger. When she wakes up she’s left with questions. When a boy kidnaps her from school needing her help to save Willow, her double she jumps right in.

I love books with parallel universes, they’re fun to read and different. It’s amazing the imagination that goes into it. Ruth creates a world filled with magic, love, hope, fear and power. Fae are also a favourite creature of mine so I was really happy to see them included.

Lil and Willow look alike but they are very different. It’s only little things but it’s noticeable. I loved Lil, she will do everything she can to save her friends, even if it means making sacrifices. Willow seemed a little stuck up to me, but I loved how she was with Jamie and I warmed up to her towards the end. Hudson, Rawlie & Arianna were cool characters but I think they could have been a little more detailed.

The world building was good, I loved the portals and how everything came together. The individual powers from the Mystics was funky too. I had quite a few surprises thrown at me, one or two I definitely wasn’t expecting.

I had to put Orenda down a few times as I got bored but then at other times I was on the edge of my seat excited, It was a little up and down for me. Good but not my favourite from Ruth Silver. I’m curious to know what happens next even if I am a little undecided if I’ll read book 2.

3 rating

Ashton

Review: Lick (Stage Dive #1) by Kylie Scott

LickTitle: Lick
Series: Stage Dive, Book 1
Author: Kylie Scott
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: July 1st, 2013 by Momentum
Source: Purchased
Synopsis
Waking up in Vegas was never meant to be like this.

Evelyn Thomas’s plans for celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Vegas were big. Huge. But she sure as hell never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hang-over to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man, and a diamond on her finger large enough to scare King Kong. Now if she could just remember how it all happened.
One this is for certain, being married to rock and roll’s favourite son is sure to be a wild ride.
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Review
Evelyn goes to Vegas with her best friend Lauren for her 21st birthday. She wakes up on the floor of her motel room bathroom with no idea how she got there. What she wasn’t expecting was David, the hot rock star to be in her room half naked and claiming they were married.

Evelyn returns home to Portland be bombarded by the paparazzi and then has to get away with Sam, David’s bodyguard who takes her to David to sort out the divorce papers. Evelyn and David got off on the wrong foot and soon become friends; but will it lead to more?

WOW! This totally rocked my socks! I had high expectations for ‘Lick’ and it definitely met them all. From the first page I was hooked. The plot was awesome and totally different from anything I’ve previously read. It draws the reader in a leaves you wanting more! I was giddy all the way through, LOVED IT!

Evelyn is insecure and it doesn’t help matters when David can barely even talk to her after he left her in Vegas. She finds herself wanting to spend time with him but doesn’t want to hope it could be more. David isn’t the average rock star, he may act like it but inside he’s broken, unable to trust. Evelyn could be the best thing that ever happened to him if he allows her inside.

The character building was great and you feel a real connection between Evelyn and David. Mal is my favourite character, he’s fun, flirtatious and keeps David on his toes around Ev, he’s so sweet, but in a totally rock god way!😉

Overall I loved ‘Lick’ and can’t wait til the second book comes out next year! I was left with so many questions! Does their marriage survive? What about the band? Do they keep touring? What about Lauren and Nate?

5 rating

 

Ashton

Blog Tour: Travis (Fallen Angel #6) by Tracie Podger

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travisTitle:  Travis

Author:  Tracie Podger

Series: Fallen Angel, Book #6

Genre: contemporary adult

romance, romantic suspense

For readers 18 and over due to sexual content and mature themes

 

Synopsis

Travis Curran spent his childhood surrounded by physical abuse, until he could take no more… His father has a drinking problem – he liked to take that problem out on his family. His brother has a drinking problem – he liked to take that problem out on Travis. At the age of eleven, Travis was forced to run, forced to leave his sister, the only mother he ever knew and flee to Washington, DC, with a man he doesn’t know. It should have been simple; his sister was to follow a week later – But she never arrived. Alone and homeless, Travis survived. He survived with the help of a boy who became his best friend, his brother in all but blood. He survived with the help of the family. Today he lives a life of secrets, a life of wealth but also of crime. He enjoys this life – until the moment his past catches up with him. This is the story of an exceptional man, a dangerous man. His life in his words. This is the story of Travis Curran.

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Excerpt

A wooden bedstead dominated the room, its mattress in a cloth protector, and on either side of the bed were small nightstands. I sat on the bed and looked at Alison standing in the middle of the room. She stared straight back at me. No words were spoken as she took the few steps required before she was standing between my knees. Her hands cupped either side of my face. I ran my hands up her legs, catching her dress and raising it. She leant down for a kiss.

Her lips gently pressed against mine. I opened my mouth and my tongue tangled with hers. My hands had come to rest on her hips and I held them fast while pulling her closer to me. I could feel the lace of her panties under my fingers. Our kiss deepened; I was hungry for her.

I stood, and as I did I raised the dress over her head. She wore a matching lace panty and bra set, somehow that pleased me; I’d hoped she had dressed for the evening. Her tanned skin set off the white of the lace. She reached forward and unknotted my tie, sliding it from my collar, and with an agonising slow pace she undid the buttons of my shirt. Her hands brushed against my chest, lower and lower as each button was popped open. While she unbuckled my belt I shrugged the shirt from my shoulders, letting it fall in a heap on the floor. Alison ran her fingers around the waistband of my pants, her nails scraping gently against my skin. She popped the button, undid the zip and with my pants in her fists, she lowered them as she sunk to her knees.

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5-Star Reader

Reviews….

This book was brilliant and intense. I felt Travis’ anger, fear, resentment and love to his “family” ie, Robert, Evelyn and Joe. He is a multifaceted character. He has all the usual emotions you would expect from one who has had a rough start in life but he is also fiercely loyal and protective to those he loves. He is also HOT and sexy and is incredibly charismatic. Yes, that is why I love him! This lovely by the incredibly talented Tracie Podger gets five stars from me. (But in my heart it deserves 100!)

~ Kerry-Ann (Kez’s Corner)

This book is simply spectacular. It tells the story of Travis, one of the pivotal characters in The Fallen Angel Series. I defy anyone to not fall in love with Travis from his turbulent childhood, through his journey of self discovery and sexual awareness! It’s a compelling, gripping story that grabs a hold

of you immediately. This author has the unique talent of completely immersing you in her world with her descriptive and enthralling words. Travis will live in my heart always… ~ Karen S.

Buying LINKS

Amazon US ~ Amazon UK ~ B&N ~ Kobo ~ iTunes 

About the Author

tracieTracie Podger currently lives in Kent, UK with her husband and a rather obnoxious cat called George. She’s a Padi Scuba Diving Instructor with a passion for writing. Tracie has been fortunate to have dived some of the wonderful oceans of the world where she can indulge in another hobby, underwater photography. She likes getting up close and personal with sharks. Tracie wishes to thank you for giving your time to read her books and hopes you enjoy them as much as she loves writing them. If you would like to know more, please feel free to contact her; she would love to hear from you. She will be signing in London, York, Dublin, Birmingham and Aberdeen in 2015, and Liverpool, Leeds, Essex, and Dublin (to date) in 2016. Please stop by if you can!

Social Media

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Other Books in the

Fallen Angel Series…

Fallen Angel, Part 1

Fallen Angel, Part 2

Fallen Angel, Part 3

Evelyn (novella)

Robert

Check them out and one-click them today on Amazon!

Coming Soon…

Fallen Angel, Part 4 (this summer) –

Series Conclusion

And then…

A Virtual Affair

The Passion Series

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Blog Tour: To View A Nerd (Nerds Saving the World #2) by Chris Redding

 
Title: To View A Nerd
Series: Book Two
Author: Chris Redding
Hosted by: Beautiful Promotions
(Book 2)
Waking up next to a dead guy can ruin your whole day. When a wise-cracking interior decorator wants to put her past behind her, the dead body of the mayor’s son makes it pretty clear that won’t happen too easily. A conservative former computer geek for the FBI is holding on too tightly to his past. His wife died under suspicious circumstances and he believes the decorator has the information to solve the case. Unfortunately for him, she isn’t talking… until a series of events convinces her she needs protection especially when her biggest secret threatens to destroy both their lives.

This is book two in the Nerds Saving the World Series. Originally published as A View to a Kilt.

TO VIEW A NERD WILL BE ON SALE FOR $0.99 FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY.
BOOK 1:

Madison West appears on Peter Quincy’s doorstep as expected, when her husband, Charlie, disappears. Peter had been her husband’s best man and had promised to take care of Madison if something happened to him. Neither Madison nor Peter are what they seem, but will their lies to each other to save the world, instead fail to save them from each other?

 
Chris Redding lives in New Jersey with her husband, two kids, one dog and two show rabbits. Her youngest son is a member of 4-H, hence the show rabbits.

Chris graduated from Penn State with a degree in Journalism and is still a diehard Nittany Lions fan. In fact, she bleeds Penn State Blue! Her dream is to get her Masters in Education degree and teach creative writing at Penn State.

Her books are filled with romance, suspense and thrills. She also dabbles
in copywriting, including web content and product descriptions. When
she isn’t writing, she works for a local winery.
5 Things about Chris Redding that would probably surprise you!
  1. She knows the name of the drummer in just about every band from the 70s and
    80s.
  2. She once interviewed to drive the Oscar Mayer Weinermobile.
  3. Back when she was a bartender, she served a scotch to Mike Tyson’s divorce lawyer.
  4. For one game, she’d like to be the person who squirts Gatorade into football player’s mouth at a Penn State game. Even if she’d need a stool to do it.
  5. She can say the alphabet backwards more easily after she’s had something to drink.
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Email:
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Book Excerpt
Waking up next to a dead guy can ruin your whole day.
At least interior decorator Miriam Stokes’ thought so.
The Philadelphia Police Detective whose name she
couldn’t remember talked soothingly to her, making her feel, not
better, but at least calmer.
As calm as anyone could feel after finding a dead body.
How did she get herself into these things?
Sipping coffee Miriam didn’t remember asking for, she
eyed the cop as they sat in a flowered living room. Her friend Joe’s
neighbor owned said living room. The friend she just found dead.
She tried to keep eye contact with Detective. . .Dasher,
Dancer? Some reindeer name.
She could see him clearly now, her vision returning to
normal.
So you woke up and he was dead. Didn’t you hear a
shot?”
After swallowing the scalding liquid, she answered him.
“No detective. I do sleep very soundly, but I think I had help from
this bump on the side of my head.”
To indicate the injury, she pulled away the bag of ice
she held to her head. The ice had appeared sometime after the first
patrolman. The lump began to throb, but Donner only glanced at her
head. Instead, he scribbled some notes in a small pad.
How many murders does one have to see to get so
matter-of-fact about them? Miriam shuddered.
Could I at least get dressed? I feel a little
vulnerable in my pajamas,” she told him.
Donner. The detective had introduced himself as Donner.
He looked her over as if making a decision. He nodded, glancing
around the apartment. “Do you have any clothes?”
She nodded towards Joe’s apartment.
When they remove. . .” he murmured, then grimaced.
She caught his meaning.
He turned his brown eyes back to her. “We’ll work
things out. I just have a few more questions for you. Then we’ll go
downtown.”
Miriam nodded. Who would do this to Joe?
How long have you known the deceased?”


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Review: A Million Dirty Secrets (Million Dollar Duet #1) by C. L. Parker

A Million Dirty SecretsTitle: A Million Dirty Secrets
Series: Million Dollar Duet, book 1
Author: C. L. Parker
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Erotica
Publication Date: August 27, 2013 by Bantam
Buy Links: Amazon UK | Amazon US | B&N
Source: Purchased (eBook)
Synopsis
Delaine Talbot has a secret. When a matter of life and death threatens to tear apart her family, Delaine makes the ultimate sacrifice. She auctions herself off at Chicago’s most exclusive erotic club. Now she belongs to Noah Crawford, a wealthy mogul who introduces her to a seductive feast of the senses, awakening desires she only dreamed about.

Noah doesn’t know why Delaine sold her body for a cool two mil. But it’s the perfect business arrangement. The inexperienced beauty will learn to satisfy his every sensual need, yet never touch his heart. Almost immediately their relationship generates heat—in more ways than one. When they fight, they take no prisoners. When they love, they show no mercy. When they’re together, they never want to leave each other’s arms. But soon, their intense, physical bond will take an unexpected turn—evolving into something neither has bargained for: the promise of a lasting love.

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Review
Delaine’s mother is terminally ill and can’t be treated as they can’t afford it. So she decides to sell herself to the highest bidder, hoping to make enough for the transplant her mum so desperately needs. Noah Crawford is the highest bidder, what is supposed to be a none emotional arrangement doesn’t turn out so.

Delaine is I think the most selfless person I know. To sell herself to a complete stranger to save her mother from dying has got to be one of the most heart breaking yet bravest things I’ve ever read (and that’s a lot). I mean, she’s a virgin right? Surely she would never do it unless she believes there’s no other way. Just wow, I totally love her! And her attitude? Hahaha she made me laugh my socks off so many times, especially her speech to Lexi at the ball, even I said a “Ribbit” ( you’ll have to read it to get the joke ;)). I just loved her, she’s totally amazing.

Noah Crawford. I hated that I loved him. It’s unexplainable. One minute I was all OMG he’s amazing and the next I wanted to slap him silly! How bloody clueless can one man be? His mood swings were giving me whiplash, I get the reasons behind it but rather than keeping Lanie in the dark he should have just told her instead of making her feel like sh*t.

The story was genius, I loved it! A selfless woman and an arrogant, selfish man. I laughed and humphed, wanted to commit violence and applaud. A great story, I can’t wait to read A Million Guilty Pleasures (book 2 of which I already have, thank god).

5 rating

Ashton

Review: Ghost of a Promise (Phantoms #1) by Kelly Moran

Ghost of a PromiseTitle: Ghost of a Promise
Series: Phantoms, book 1
Author: Kelly Moran
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publication Date: January 26, 2015
Source: Publisher (ARC)
Synopsis
It might be love…but will they survive the night?

The ghosts of her family’s estate on the coast of Maine never troubled Ava Trumble. When she finally inherits the historic mansion, however, there’s a small string attached: Ava has exactly one year to solve a 200-year-old mystery of a missing girl, or lose her family’s home…

The lead investigator for paranormal TV showPhantoms, Jackson Granger, is prepared for any metaphysical encounter—until now. It’s not just the uncanny sense of “coming home” or even his reaction to the fiery redhead who seems to consume his every waking thought. No, it’s that the ghosts are using Jackson and Ava’s attraction to play out a centuries-old tragedy. Heartbreak. Loss. Overwhelming passion. Now Jackson and Ava must determine if they’re sharing something real…or if they’ve been possessed by a love that never died.

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Review
I am an emotional wreck. Never have I had a book touch me to the bone. For me it wasn’t just a book, not just words. I felt a part of the story. As if I was right there along with the characters. Feeling ever emotion; Fear, Awe, friendship, love. It felt so real, truly amazing.

Ava is an awesome character, hell bent on keeping her home. She’s snarky, beautiful, caring and kind. One of my favourite leads by far. Jackson was exactly what Ava needed. He’s sexy, half British😉, understanding, supportive and sexy. Did I mention that yet? Their chemistry was off the charts and I loved every minute of it.

Normally, I tend to avoid ghost books as they do nothing for me but as Kelly is one of my go-to authors I thought “what the hell, give it a go!”. And I am so so glad I did, imagine missing out on a gem like this? no thanks.

No matter your preference of genre or your ‘avoid’ choices… Go buy this book NOW! You won’t be disappointed.

5 rating

Ashton

Review: Taste Test (Sensations Collection #2) by L. B. Dunbar

Taste TestTitle: Taste Test
Series: Sensations Collection, book 2
Author: L.B. Dunbar
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Romance
Publication Date: September 2, 2014
Source: Purchased
Synopsis
In a modern twist of fairy tales, what if the beast is a woman instead of a man?

Ethan Scott
I was about to find out when a mysterious job led to the secluded home of a horror novelist. I’d lost everything: my scholarship, my education, and my way. In denial of my family inheritance, I took the unusual employment as a chance out of a hole, but I found myself buried in the unknown trauma of another situation much deeper.

Ella Vincentia
I had changed my name and my address to keep myself hidden, but my scars were more than physical. Living as a recluse in the woods, I was used to being alone, so I wasn’t happy when a certain someone was always in my space. Our first encounter was less than pleasant and tension continued at every attempt to tame me.

Secrets
I knew she was keeping secrets and I wanted to help, but she was cutting me down and cutting me off every time she opened her mouth. Our frustration with one another grew until a misunderstanding changed everything. How can I be the next guy after something so tragic? It was a challenge I wasn’t sure I was willing to take.

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Review
Ethan Scott accepts a mysterious job from a horror writer, moves into his home and meets the lovely scarred Ella. The chemistry between the two is instant, they may not know it but it’s definitely there. In my opinion, Ethan was exactly what Ella needed to crack the walls she’d built round herself.

Ethan was a great character, his bond with his mother warmed my heart, and the way he treated Ella, as if she was the most beautiful creature he’d ever seen won me over in no time at all.

Ella has had a rough life, not how one might think but I won’t ruin it for those who haven’t read it. She’s feisty and sharp, but only because she’s hiding from herself. Watching Zella come out of her shell was magical. To see her transform into the beauty she always was but couldn’t see for herself was my favourite part to the story.

There was so many twists and turns I didn’t see coming, I was always on the edge of my seat. Dying to see what happens next. I love modern fairy tales, and Taste Test is one of the best. I got so sucked into the story I lost track of time and before I knew it, I’d finished it.

The writing was impeccable, the storyline brilliant and overall a really emotional book. One of the best books I’ve read this year by far. L.B. Dunbar is a great author and one of my favourite, must-reads. She never disappoints. The only problem I had with Taste Test is the end, it happened way too soon, I wanted to go to the beginning and start all over again.

5 rating

Ashton