[New Release &Review] RUCKUS by LJ SHEN

 
 

Title: Ruckus

Series: Sinners of Saint #2

Author: L.J. Shen

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: May 26, 2017

 
 
 

Rosie

 

They say that life is a beautiful lie and death a painful truth. They’re right.

No one has ever made me feel more alive than the guy who serves as a constant reminder that my clock is ticking.

He is my forbidden, shiny apple.

The striking fallacy to my blunt, raw, truth.

He is also my sister’s ex-boyfriend.

One thing you should know before you judge me;

I saw him first. I craved him first. I loved him first.

Eleven years later, he waltzed into my life, demanding a second chance.

Dean Cole wants to be my bronze horseman. My white knight has finally arrived. Hopefully, he isn’t too late.

 

Dean

 

They say the brightest stars burn out the fastest. They’re right.

She sets my mind on fire.

All smart mouth, snarky attitude and a huge heart.

In a world where everything is dull, she shines like fucking Sirius.

Eleven years ago, fate tore us apart.

This time, I fucking dare it to try.

Getting to her is a battlefield, but man, that’s why they call me Ruckus.

Rosie LeBlanc is about to find out how hard I can fight.

 
 

And conquering her will be the sweetest victory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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L.J. Shen resides in sunny California with her husband, son, chubby cat and wild, wild dreams.

Her passion is to write badass stories, sushi, UFC and her awesome family and friends (not in this order, though. Obviously, sushi comes before writing. Oh, and also the family part.)

She spend the first half of her twenties traveling the world and is now paying all the fun with extra shifts in front of her MacBook. Feel free to contact her on her Facebook page. She loves to hear from her readers.

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I am a HotHole Fan for LIFE!!! This group of friends have stuck together through thick and thin, high’s and low’s, happy times and suck a$$ times. The true meaning of friendship is right here in the HotHole brigade!! 
 
This is Dean and Rosie’s story…One that is full of Love….
 
What makes you feel alive? Lusting after someone. So badly your center aches, your eyesight is blurry and your morals are thrown out the window. 
 
Coming to grips with falling in love with a HotHole….
 
He’s a HotHole, Rosie. They’re so bad they can’t even spell the word ‘good’, but I think you already know that. As long as you protect your heart. 
 
And figuring out that even though you are a HotHole, you do have a heart….
 
Hey Sirius? Yes, Earth? Why do you shine so f-ing bright? You make it hard for me to sleep next to you. 
 
While we learn about these two in depth, we also find out some very interesting facts that totally threw me for a curve. Indeed, it proves that…The Apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. 
 
Ruckus was a very strong, emotionally heartbreaking book! One that deserved to be told, the good, the bad and the ugly!!!! Hat’s off to you L.J. Shen for bringing us this story of not settling for what you think you want, but going for what you know you want!!! 
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Yanno that Butterflies-in-tummy feeling, when you meet THE love of your life.
Yup! I had it twice ! 
Vicious and now Ruckus – Dean ‘Ruckus’ Cole, Manwhore Galore. 
Sex On Legs, humps anything with two pretty legs in a skirt, has one night stands, menages and is on party Carousel of a life.
BUT he’s empty inside, trying to fill a hole left in him from when he was a baby. He has unconditional, over abundant love from his family , and brotherhood from his friends.
Once a HotHole…always a HotHole, is the motto !
But don’t be quick to label them frivolous or irresponsible.
“Easier to box people into something concrete, ya know?” 
The airhead. The stoner. The party-loving manslut. Ruckus.
Rosie LeBlanc….the proverbial Jacob’s Rachel . The elusive, forbidden fruit he can’t taste, and what’s forbidden is always the most desired. Its a dangerous, witty, clever game of cat and mouse they play. Like poles of magnets repelling each other , yet the magnetic field of passion doesn’t let them stray far from one another.
Love felt like dipping each other in gasoline and burning together. Love felt like dancing with madness in the dark, watching all of its bright lights. Love felt like gasping for air when your lungs were already full.
It’s a seriously hot story. 
It’s dramatic
It’s funny
It’s poignant
The most vocal opinion about the story , before it was even released is the Emila connection.
So many people being biased against the fact that Dean was once Millie’s boyfriend.
Trust me, so does EVERYBODY else in the story !!!!!
He was my sister’s ex-boyfriend and my first love.
Hell, they had no place being in the same sentence together. 
That didn’t make them any less true.
But the fact is they dated when they were high-schoolers…i mean come on ! 
Anyway, I had NO problem with it…NONE whatsoever.
The story had me so engrossed, and the twists and the secret that poor Dean has been carrying around like a boulder on his chest….My secret was like my dick— big and long and certainly uncomfortable if you weren’t ready for it.
The writing is even better than vicious ( I Did Not Just Say THAT Out loud!!!) 
What have you done to me Leigh……. I keep falling in love with every new man you create like a HotHole Slut! 
She writes like a man . It’s not easy getting into male POV, but Leigh writes like a true asshole alpha , fantastic banter, very , very smart writing. 
I laughed a lot, cried a LOT, cursed a lot…
But like K.Bromberg once wrote it’s better to feel the pain, cause hurting is feeling, and feeling is living. Isn’t it better to be alive ?
What makes you feel alive? Lusting after someone. So badly your center aches, your eyesight is blurry and your morals are thrown out the window.
It’s a lovely story of hope, lust, red hot , panty melting sex, brotherhood, and family.
And the foremost emotion is LOVE !
It’s there right in front of your eyes. No escaping it. No denying it !!
I loved it..LOVED it…FLOVED it !!!
My tummy fluttered, my heart thumped, “my wet folds were moist ” and emotions overflowed and a gigantic lump stuck in my throat, eyes watering , nose burning…tears 
The secondary characters are there in the background. Etched very nicely. Eli Cole was the most endearing to me. Vicious, Millie, Trent, Jamie are all there , providing support and camaraderie.
5 HotHole Stars 

[New Release &Review] JUST A LITTLE JUNK by Stylo Fantôme

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
Title: Just a Little Junk
Author: Stylo Fantôme
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Comedy

Release Date: May 22, 2017

 

Blurb
Jodi Morgan is having a bad weekend. After partying a little too hard, she wakes up with a monster
hangover and almost no recollection of the night before. So imagine her
surprise when she looks in her trunk and instead of finding a spare tire, she
finds the last guy she’d danced with before blacking out.

Who is he? How did he get in there? How did he die? And oh dear lord, did she
kill him!?

When her older brother’s best friend offers to help, things start looking up.
They’ve known each other since she was thirteen, and ten years later, he still
treats her like a little kid – surely, committing felonies has to trigger some
sort of spark. Together, they wind up going on an adventure that takes them all
over Los Angeles. From raves to penthouses to strip clubs. All in the search
for the answer to her question.

Who is the dead guy in my trunk!?

 

Warning: This book contains some dark humor, a lot of witty banter, and two
characters making more bad decisions than good ones. Also contains adult
themes, language, and graphic sexual activity.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Crazy woman living in an undisclosed location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a necessity!), I have been writing since … forever? Yeah, that sounds about right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball – I also see shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I’m clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.I like dogs more than I like most people, and I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t drink. No, I do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the year, there’s your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair – both a curse and a blessing – and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can’t understand me.

 
Yeah. I think that about sums me up.
 
 
 
 
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A Rose by any other name would smell just as sweet, a brilliant writer writing in any Genre, would be just as engrossing !
Stylo Fantôme is a master story teller.the entire story revolves around Jodi and her childhood crush/big-brother’s- best-friend, Archer Calhoun. One weekend, she wakes up after her drunken escapades to find a dead body in her trunk!!
The hilarious hurricane that blows in their lives pulls their legs from under them and in just over the weekend, they go crazy from running from the goons to crazy in love 
What a Weekend, Like the one at Bernie’s! 
I’ve never laughed so hard , or spit out my tea as I did while reading this slapstick dark comedy. 
The situations, the slick one liners, the humour is A class , top notch. Jodi and Archers banter keeps the story alive and running. She’s got things exploding around her, bullets zinging past her, all because she got a body in her trunk!
And the sex is oh gawd, panty melting, stars exploding in your eyes, Hot!!
No warning, no working up to it, just bam. Archer Calhoun and his body parts, making themselves at home inside of her.It allowed his dick to reach places inside her even she hadn’t known existed. Her eyes rolled so far back in her head, she swore she could look into the past, present, and future. Awesome weekend.
Thoroughly enjoyed laughing my pretty little ass off.
Go read the book, world needs more laughter like this !
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My goodness!!! What a whirlwind I’ve been through reading this book. From Laughing out Loud, to Fanning myself over some pretty steamy scenes, to getting to the bottom of what happened that one night Jodi partied wayyyy too Hard!!!
How in the world does one wake up and find a body in the trunk of her car? Not remembering anything about how it got there or how it became that this stranger is no longer alive!!!
Let’s throw in the older brother’s best friend who Jodi has crushed on since wayyyyyy back. Between these two, surely they can piece together the night and figure it out, right???
In reading this book, I have found a new hiding spot for anything personal that I don’t want to be found by anyone…. Toilet Tank!!! I have also figured out that I **need** to go to a RAVE and experience mind altering sex!! Finally, fall in love with who your heart tells you to. Don’t stereotype someone because of their job. 

[New Release , Giveaway & Review] THE BAD GUY by Celia Aaron

 

 
 
 
Title: The Bad Guy
Author: Celia Aaron
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: May 21, 2017
 
 
 

 

Blurb
My name is Sebastian Lindstrom, and I’m the villain of this
story.
I’ve decided to lay myself bare. To tell the truth for once
in my hollow life, no matter how dark it gets. And I can assure you, it will
get so dark that you’ll find yourself feeling around the blackened corners of
my mind, seeking a door handle that isn’t there.
Don’t mistake this for a confession. I neither seek
forgiveness nor would I accept it. My sins are my own. They keep me company.
Instead, this is the true tale of how I found her, how I stole her, and how I
lost her.
She was a damsel, one who already had her white knight. But
every fairy tale has a villain, someone waiting in the wings to rip it all
down. A scoundrel who will set the world on fire if that means he gets what he
wants. That’s me.
I’m the bad guy.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Author Bio
 

Celia Aaron is a recovering attorney who loves romance and erotic fiction. Dark to light, angsty to funny, real to fantasy—if it’s hot and strikes her fancy, she writes it. Thanks for reading.

 
 
 
 
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BY SHABBY SHABNAMARORA 

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So Sebastian Lindstorm is a Psychopath. And I actually had the misconstrued notion that Psychopaths are violent and had serial killer’s personalities.

That , however, is not the case. They simply are Apathetic. Unfeeling, emotionless and not very good at Peopling (omg describes me perfectly!!!) Anyway , He’s disconnected with his feelings , so does not realise what’s sadness, love, happiness or socially immoral. He has a tendency to analyse everything logically and tackle any emotion with cold hard facts !!

“I performed a brief calculus, trying to decide what a normal man would say in this situation, which string to pull. It was an equation I’d learned from my earliest days— figuring out what people expected so that no one would notice there was something wrong with me.”

And then he meets Camille Briarlane. His heart starts beating again ! And he can “feel” it….for the very first time. So he goes about it in the shortest-cut way possible to get her—> he simply kidnaps her. See, in his Psychopathic Brain, it makes total sense. But life doesn’t work this way. 

He’s never heard of – “If you love someone , set it free. If it comes back to you, it’s yours.

If it doesn’t , it never was !

And he tries to pad her “prison cell” of a mansion with luxuries and golden treasures.

Alas, a woman’s heart is not something he can barge through the door of , You’d have to knock softly, and she’d open it herself!!

“I was caught in the jaws of a venus flytrap. Just like a hapless fly, I thought I’d had the upper hand. But now, with him pressed against me, I was falling prey to the lure.”

I first hated Sebastian, BUT my heart literally tore at his ” Little Lost Boy” looks. He simply doesn’t know any better !!

His asking for love and physical connection , making deals with camille…….very Oliver Twist kinds. 

He’s the boy who asked for More!!.

I’m in a dilemma here. Some scenes for me didn’t make sense, some were illogical. But if I stood in Sebastian’s shoes, they were fitting and apt.

If you see it from any normal human POV, you’d find serious flaws .So read this book not as a reader, but as Sebastian. Think like him, feel (actually unfeel) like him, act like him and this book will impact you. 

I have to point out here the gamechanger scene or should I say the line here. 

He admits he’s a Psychopath, knows his handicap and tries to make himself better for her. Now that’s some serious commitment and to an extent , purity of soul. It paradoxical , a guy who doesn’t think twice about snatching a living , breathing person , like a child snatching an inanimate toy and clutching it tight to his chest, throwing a tantrum , can learn to fall in love …..

” I think that’s what makes me the bad guy— that I’d kill or build, destroy or create for you. If you wished it, I’d do it. All that would matter to me is that you wanted it.”

I read a book once -The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand . In there the character offers his “soul” to his girlfriend. To do with it , what you please . This scene reminded me of that . He offers his essence to Camille , to turn him whatever -monster or a lover. THIS is my gamechanger .

Hats off Celia . Whether it was accidental or deliberate, it helped me change my review.

But I was waiting for the bite …yanno what I mean ? The sex was hot though !

I loved Sebastian, had trouble connecting with Camille though. So much loved Bill Lindstorm. He was a Fantastic character . Felt really sorry for Link, I mean he actually loved her. Mint was a horny teen with some very smart head.

4.5 psychopathic stars

.5 stars for the Mother-of-Holy-Hotness cover !

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What an appropriate title for this book!

Sebastian is a man who goes after what he wants, that’s for sure. Although he is a psychopath, he is a full functioning bad ass alpha male. Kind of like, let me pee on your leg and mark you mine, just so that every male in 100 yards knows it. But it’s not always been like this for him. Lacking the ability to have feelings, his father tried very hard to educate him and make him ‘fit in’ with the way society deems people should act.

It just took one dance…

Camille is a head strong science teacher who loves her job. Teaching the kids is what makes her happy. When her boyfriend asks her to the gala his employer is throwing, she travels into the city to attend. This one party, her life has changed forever.

Then you understand that if you truly love someone…. set it free…if they return, you know its True Love!!!

Good standalone with some darkish themes.

[New Release &Review] 100 PROOF by Shanora Williams

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100 Proof, an all-new taboo STANDALONE romance from Shanora Williams is LIVE!

100 Proof

100 Proof by Shanora Williams

Release Date: May 18th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

I was the low life.

The screw up.

The hopeless one with no future.

He was the rich guy. The smart one. The one who had it all.

My parents admired everything he did, while I was known for being their greatest disappointment. I didn’t follow the path they paved for me.

I drank and partied and did whatever the hell I wanted. The buzz was something I couldn’t live without – the fire that filled my veins after each sip always kept me running back for more.

But then I met her, and suddenly the drinks didn’t matter. The parties weren’t as fun. That fiery buzz came second for once.

I drowned only in her, wanting her more than I wanted to exist.

But even with her, I screwed things up.

Now, he’s with the woman I love. And he may have her, but what he should know is that even with all of his money, that nice house, and his expensive cars, her mind, body, and soul will always belong to me.

And I’m not sorry about it, brother, ’cause she was mine first.

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Shanora Williams is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who loves writing about flawed heroes and resilient heroines. She is a believer that love outweighs all, but doesn’t have a problem making her characters fight for their happily ever after.

She currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina and is the mother of two amazing boys, has a fiercely devoted and supportive man, and is a sister to eleven.

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“What the hell are you doing to me Vinny?”

And, to this day, I still couldn’t find the answer to that complicated question.

Sweet. Intoxicating. Addictive.

Like 100 Proof Jack Whiskey.

I’m so drunk on the breathless love, the mounting passion, the painful angst that’s seeping into my very pores. It’s a phenomenal story about some very real, very flawed characters that are stuck in a maelstrom of life and cruel fate.

Vincent Chambers is besotted with Marlena Winters. One whiff of her sweet smell and he’s a goner. Like an addict he can’t get enough of her. Needs to drink from her sweet, sweet lips and body, get high on her , clutch her tight, like a drunk clutches his bottle of 100 Proof whiskey.

And then he crashes……or his entire life crashes. He goes through the painful procedure of cleansing himself…actually for her sake, it jolts him awake . To be a better man, for HER

Marley is already on a separate path. Away from Vin. She need to beat her addiction to Vinny too. away from her own drudgery of wants and needs. She HAS to sell her soul to the Devil. 

But addicts are never fully cured are they ?

“Vin was an addiction. He made me high with just the simple trace of his fingers, the caress of his soft lips on my skin. He intoxicated me in every way.

He was the sun, and as the helpless flower, I needed him. He was the rain, nourishing my stem and petals, giving me life, growth, and strength— giving me what his brother never could. He was like a bumblebee, sucking away my rare nectar to build his own honeycomb full of sticky, sweet passion and love. I was his whiskey and he was the glass. He needed me to fill his cup and to make him whole. He needed me just as much as I needed him, despite our differences and despite the downfalls. 

Flower and bee. 

Whiskey and glass. 

Fire and ice. 

We were unstoppable together, like a glass of 100 proof liquor.”

Oh Gawwwd! The emotions and feels this story gives …it brought goosebumps to my flesh. Frustrating at times, I wanted to jump in the story and shake Marley so hard, but I understood her dilemma. Endearing people who were victims of their bad choices. I fell in love with Vinny and his drunk sorry ass. 

I fell in love with Bob Marley and her shimmying to the music while painting, ass 

I fell in love with the idea of their love.

5 100 proof stars

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Well my goodness!!!! I never thought Daddy Black would be replaced… But low and behold comes along Vinny. WOW What an emotional rollercoaster ride this one was. From the very first page to the last words on the last page I was engulfed in this story.

Vincent has had a crap of all life until that one party. The one where she was at. The way she danced, the way she was free, the way she talked to him. It’s a night that will never leave Vincent (Vinny). Three years later, she’s gone, left him at his lowest. 

I knew we were strong and rebellious. I knew we made the best love possible.” 

Marley grew up in a house that was full of trouble. Always looking for the excuse to get out of the house. Whether it be a party, pulling extra shifts at the diner, anything to escape what was going on at ‘home’. When her BFF Noelle came to take her to a party, Marley never knew that this one night would change her life forever. 

He was the sun, and as the helpless flower, I needed him. 

He was the rain, nourishing my stem and petals, giving me life, growth, and strength. 

The journey you go on with this story is one of love, hate, redemption and sacrifices. If I could give it more than 5 stars, I certainly would!!! 

{New Release &Review} BEAST by A. Zavarelli

 

Beast by A. Zavarelli
Genre: Dark Romance
Series: Twisted Ever After #1
A standalone with HEA

Once upon a time, I believed in fairytales.

But then he took me.
 
And he taught me that life isn’t a fairytale.
 
He is scarred. Broken.
A dark and wild thing.
 
His beauty is violent and his words are cruel.
His heart is a shadowed landscape where nothing can grow.
He tells me he could never care for me, and he proves it every day.
 
He’s destroyed my life.
Tortured me.
And worse…
He’s trained me to beg for his affection.
 
This prison is a place where sunlight doesn’t reach.
He taught me that hate is born in darkness.
And then he taught me that sometimes love is too.
 
 
 
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Now I know why the Caged Bird Sings
But a bird that stalks 
down his narrow cage 
can seldom see through 
his bars of rage 
his wings are clipped and 
his feet are tied 
so he opens his throat to sing. 
The caged bird sings 
with a fearful trill 
of things unknown 
but longed for still 
and his tune is heard 
on the distant hill 
for the caged bird 
sings of freedom.
Isabella Rossi has been caged
By her talent and then by her father and then by her abductor -Javier Castillo 
I don’t wanna give away the story. 
It’s a major,dark twist to the Beauty And The Beast. 
It’s a Perfect Storm Of Circumstances!
The first 50% of the story moves very , very slowly
It spikes in speed and like a box thrown down the stairs somersault a lot. 
There’s three parallel tracks running .
Love
Revenge 
Betrayal
The story has darker elements that can act as triggers. 
They didn’t bother me though.
Too Mild for me.
The only botheration was single sentence format.
That annoyed me a lot
The plot was very attractive , very John Le Carrè. 
In fact the last 20% of the story actually made me draft my review
Now the feels 
The mood was grim , dark and hopeless. 
In the first half I had trouble connecting. 
The latter half I latched on and it became interesting 
River’s character was most surprising . 
Although had a very hard-to-believe twist.
I loved the ending .
Almost gave me a heart attack 
TWICE!!!
Hope you get the irony :p
4 Stars 
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****Please read the warning…. if you are not into dark books, this book IS NOT for you****
What a take on Beauty and the Beast!! While the thought is the same the story is totally different! 
Isabelle is a rising superstar in the music industry. This time of her life should be full of happiness and rewards. Till the day Javi she finally meets Javi.
Javi is a BEAST! Living the life of HELL. But he has set his eyes on the one who he hears singing only for him. 
When the two Belle and Beast get together, its dark. 
The last 20-25% of the book was the best. It explains a lot. But you must get there first before learning some important information. 
While I stayed engrossed in this book from page 1 to the last, the writing style of this book drove me bonkers. Single Sentence format. I couldn’t get over it. 
There are many unanswered questions for me. Even after processing the book for a couple days, I continue to think of more. 

{New Release} VILLAIN by Jackie Wang

Title: Villain
Author: Jackie Wang
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: May 12, 2017

 

I go by many names: Playboy, Hustler, Villain.

They call me a sadistic a-hole because I rob from the poor and cheat on the weak.

Do I ever regret the choices I’ve made? All the damn time.

But it’s too late to turn back, and too late to start over…

I’ve never even considered giving it all up for anyone or anything before. Never had a reason or motivation to change.

Until I met her.

Callista Rayner. Heiress. Goddess. Need-her-ass-up-on-my-mattress.

My last chance at redemption.

Problem was, I couldn’t afford to fall for her, because I didn’t want to ruin her.

I didn’t want to destroy her, like the others that came before.

Too bad I had no choice.

Too bad she was my pawn and I had to use her.

Too bad, too bad, too bad.

I grew up under a grand delusion.
As a child, I pretended that I was a paper princess, hidden in a tower, awaiting my prince. Being with me came at an impossible price though, because I was kept by a wicked witch, someone who called herself my mother. I was a doomed Rapunzel, forgotten by the world.
All my life, I’d been a kept woman.
Kept in the cellar while my mother entertained foul men of all shapes and sizes, sometimes for hours or all night long.
Kept in the closet while my mother sucked her boyfriend’s cock.
Kept in the garage while my mother laundered bloody sheets and soiled blankets. While she scrubbed the walls and took out the trash.
My mother said she was born to serve. A born listener. A follower. Chosen for breeding. Hand-picked for pleasure…

JACKIE WANG lives in Vancouver, Canada with her real-life alpha hero and their rambunctious daughter. When she’s not writing, Jackie is binge-reading, gorging on expensive chocolates, or fiddling around with Photoshop.
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BY LAURA LEE 
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This was my first Jackie Wang book. One look at the blurb and I knew I had to read this one. 
Ryder is out to clear his name and will stop at nothing to accomplish this. Set up for a crime he didn’t commit, he is now out of prison and ready to make it happen.
What he didn’t count on was Callista Rayner being someone who could change the way he has built the wall that surrounds his heart. 
This book while had great potential, didn’t grab me. Found myself having to go back quite a bit and do some re-reading of parts just to make sense. While there is a good amount of suspense in this story, the flow was difficult at times. 

{New Release Book Review} LOVE ME IN THE DARK by MIA ASHER

 

 
 
Title: Love Me in the Dark
Author: Mia Asher
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 10, 2017
 
 
 
Blurb
 
Two strangers
in Paris …
One passionate,
earth-shattering kiss.
 
He was the
artist upstairs
with the
tantalizing smile and laughing eyes.
 
He was the
devil inviting me to sin,
seducing me to
dance in the bright moonlight.
 
He was desire
and need.
 
When he touched
me, my body sang–
my soul came
alive.
 
But I belonged
to another man,
and he didn’t
want to let me go.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Author Bio
 
I’m a writer, a hopeless romantic, a wanderer, a dreamer, a cynic, and a believer. And, I might be a bit crazy – but who isn’t?I believe in happy endings however I know that not everyone is lucky enough to get one, but such is life. I think fine lines exist to be pushed and possibly crossed.

Love,

M.

 

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BY LAURA LEE 
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There is something in the way a book can give you all the fantastic feelings in the world while reading it. There is something in the way a book comes across while reading it as if you are sitting right there witnessing the whole story unfold. There is something about a book that when you pick it up, you are unable to put it down till the last page is read.

“Besides if you keep running into something good, maybe that’s fate telling you that you shouldn’t let go.”

It all begins with Valentina constantly running into some things that aren’t good in her marriage.
Spending time in Paris to have alone time, to figure out which direction she will head is just what she needs.

‘When I look at you I see a woman who might’ve hose her way, but I know she’s brave enough to find it back. She knows it too. She just needs a little push in the right direction.’

Sebastien is full of love, positive vibes and dotes on the one he cares about. But he hasn’t had that need in a long time. Sure, there’s been no lack of women in his life. But none that have made him feel alive again.

“Because when you finally find something worth living for, you fight until there isn’t one more drop of blood left in you.”

How does one go on living when one part of your life is a lie and the other part is love? This beautiful, wonderful written story of love will have you understanding more of what a person wants out of life…instead of what a person is doing to live their life.
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Sébastien , You’re My Midnight thought and my 11: 11 wish.❤
I fell head over heels in love , with piercing Blue-eyed Sébestian Leroux. Artiste extraordinaire , a man who painted as passionately , as he made love . I forgot he’s not a real, breathing, living man, but just a figment of Mia’s imagination. But for just today, he’s alive and he’s mine!!
From the love drenched city of Paris, comes this passionate story of Valentina and Sébestian. They are ships that pass in the night. A chance encounter, a fate entwined. She’s trying to find herself, he’s trying to lose himself. It’s full of tender moments & bridled passion, because she’s still tethered to another man , who refuses to let her go.
“I’m jealous of this man and woman who can easily give their middle finger to convention and the rules of etiquette in the name of lust and desire. Once upon a time, I didn’t care what people thought of me. Freedom felt too good to give a shit. But that was many years and lifetimes ago.”
The moral dilemma that plagues Valentina is , does she follow her heart , or find forgiveness in her heart.
It’s a woman’s eternal battle. In trying to mold herself for william, she buries her own entity and with distance wants to find her soul. She still doesn’t know what kind of eggs she likes !
This part resonated with me.
But love finds you, no matter how much distance you create between hearts. 
” Love can be like that. Make one fly so damn high, you’re blind to the fall. And, sometimes, even if you see it— know that there’s no way you’ll survive it— you just don’t give a damn because it feels damn fucking good.”
And this book made me feel Damn.effin.good !
I’m still swooning , still dancing in the rain with Sébestian. Bring on La Bohème!!
5 star-studded, Eiffel Tower Stars 
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{Cover Reveal} 🏍DIRTY TIES 🏍by PAM GODWIN

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Revenge.
I race to finance it.
I evade to protect it.
I kill to attain it.
I planned everything.

Except her.
The alluring, curvaceous blonde at the finish line.
With sapphire eyes that cheat and lie.
Whose powerful family murdered mine.

I hate her.
I want her.

I know she’s hiding something.
But so am I.

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Every touch, every thrust of his hips, made me even more needy, my mind fuzzy, lost in the feel of him. His fingerprints branded my skin, and the temperature in the elevator spiked from hot to atomic. I never wanted this moment to end. WOW!!! Pam Godwin sure does know how to get everyone’s temperature to atomic with this book! I picked it up and could not put it down. What was clear in this book…3 individuals that really just wanted LOVE. Pam wrote of family issues, trust issues, love issues, employment issues and smoothly brought them all together in a Kick Ass book!! This is why I never doubt one clicking anything from her! Thank you again Pam for another 5 star book ❤


Meet the author

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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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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.
 

Other books by Pam Godwin

Stand-alones
DARK NOTES
BENEATH THE BURN
INCENTIVE

Deliver Series
DELIVER (#1)
VANQUISH (#2)
DISCLAIM (#3)

Trilogy of Eve
HEART OF EVE (FREE)
DEAD OF EVE (#1)
BLOOD OF EVE (#2)
DAWN OF EVE (#3)

Tangled Lies Series
ONE IS A PROMISE
TWO IS A LIE
THREE IS A WAR

{New Release, Giveaway & Book Review} ALL ABOUT THE D by LEX MARTIN & LESLIE MCADAM

 

 
 
 
Title: All About the D
Authors: Lex Martin & Leslie McAdam
Genre: Standalone Romantic Comedy
Release Date: May 2, 2017
 
 
 

 

Blurb
A
sexy new romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling author Lex Martin
and bestselling author Leslie McAdam…
 
 
ALL
ABOUT THE D
 
 
I’m
known for being formal. Meticulous. Professional. 
So
you’d never suspect I spend my nights photographing my impressive junk for a
NSFW blog. Don’t roll your eyes. I’m not bragging. I have millions of followers
who’ll tell you they live for my posts. 
I’m
like a superhero, saving humanity one dick pic at a time. 

Except
leading a double life means I need someone to help me protect my anonymity, so
that no one, especially my family, ever discovers my online celebrity. 

When
I call one of the most respected law firms in town, I expect quality legal
advice and confidentiality. Not a sinfully sexy attorney whose dangerous curves
and soul-piercing gray eyes make me want to personally demonstrate my
particular skill set. 

I
shouldn’t be tempted. 

Especially
when she knows all of my best-kept secrets. But everyone has a breaking point.
And I’ve met mine.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Lex Martin
 
 
Lex writes contemporary romance, the sexy kind with lotsa
angst, a whole lotta kissing, and the hot happily ever afters. When she’s not
writing, she lives a parallel life as an English teacher.
 
She loves printing black and white photos, listening to
music on vinyl, and getting lost in a great book. Bitten by wanderlust,
she’s  lived all over the country but
currently resides in the City of Angels with her husband and twin daughters.
 

Lex is represented by Kimberly Brower of Brower Literary
& Management.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Leslie McAdam
 
Leslie McAdam is a California girl who loves romance, Little
Dude, and well-defined abs. She lives in a drafty old farmhouse on a small
orange tree farm in Southern California with her husband and two small
children. Leslie always encourages her kids to be themselves – even if it means
letting her daughter wear leopard print from head to toe. An avid reader from a
young age, she will always trade watching TV for reading a book, unless it’s
Top Gear. Or football. Leslie is employed by day but spends her nights writing
about the men you fantasize about. She’s unapologetically sarcastic and
notoriously terrible at comma placement.
 
 
Always up for a laugh, Leslie tries to see humor in all
things. When she’s not in the writing cave you’ll find her fangirling over
Beck, camping with her family, or mixing up oil paints to depict her love of
outdoors on canvas.
 
 

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Evie is an aspiring lawyer trying her darnest to make partner status in the firm she works at. It seems her stars are lining up correctly when she gets a phone call from a potential client looking for representation. This could be the ‘big one’, the client that knocks the socks off the older partners making them realize that Evie knows how to handle big ones!!!
Josh took on a bet from his longtime friend. Never imagining that this bet would start out so small and grow into something so huge!!! Now he’s getting solicited for all kinds of products to go along with his new venture, he finds himself needing an attorney to make sure everything is good.
Evie has a history of being burned with people from the ‘other side of the tracks’, people who really do have greener grass on the other side. When Evie meets Josh in person, he identifies himself in only a way that Evie could correctly identify him. If she did her work, as a lawyer should. Yet Josh is tired of always following the family rules. Being born into this family and carrying on the high profile name, he is ready to just be himself!
“I’ve never seen one this size in real life. I feel like I’m paddling down the Amazon, and I just spotted my first anaconda.”
This is a good laugh out loud book that has more of a story line than a comedy. I enjoyed the banter between these two characters.

{ Blog Tour & Book Reviews } BOOMERANGERS by HEATHER M.ORGERON

 

 
 
Title: Boomerangers
Author: Heather M. Orgeron
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: April 27, 2017
 
 
 
Blurb
Boomerangers [boo-muh-rang-ers] noun, informal: an adult that moves back home to live with a parent after a period of independence.Spencer

I love sex. I love the power, the intimacy, the euphoria it brings. Too bad I’m not having any . . . You’d think as New Orleans’ most renowned sex therapist that I’d be swimming in single men. In a way, I am . . . except for the fact that one is in diapers and the other two are drowning in preteen hormones. As a single mother of three, my days are devoted to my clients and my kids, and my nights are spent with Fabio, my trusty vibrator. When my world begins to unravel, I have no choice but to move back home. And when my high school sweetheart comes waltzing back into my life, comedy and chaos ensue.

What can I say? I never said I could pick ’em, but you can bet your ass I know how to fix ’em.

Cooper

As soon as the ink dried on my divorce papers, I made myself a solemn vow: I was done with relationships. Moving home to take over my father’s firm was the plan, until Spencer decided to return, along with three souvenirs from the life she’s lived without me.

I’ve been in love with the girl next door for nearly all of my life; the rest was spent trying to forget her. I’d give almost anything for a second chance with her, but I have no time for distractions—especially the kind that involve diapers, bottles, and eighteen-year commitments.

The problem is, she’s already got me by the balls . . . and I’m beginning to feel the noose tightening around my heart.

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Purchase Links:
 
99c for a limited time
 
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Free in Kindle Unlimited

 

 
 
 
 
 
Author Bio

 

Heather M. Orgeron is a Cajun girl with a big heart and a passion for romance. She married her high school sweetheart two months after graduation and her life has been a fairytale ever since. She’s the queen of her castle, reigning over five sons and one bossy little princess who has made it her mission in life to steal her Momma’s throne. When she’s not writing, you will find her hidden beneath mounds of laundry and piles of dirty dishes or locked in her tower(aka the bathroom) soaking in the tub with a good book. She’s always been an avid reader and has recently discovered a love for cultivating romantic stories of her own.
 
 
 
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BY LAURA LEE
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What a great book! If you are looking for a well written romantic comedy, this one is the one for you. It was the perfect mix of a great second chance story with enough laugh out loud moments to make this a very enjoyable book.

Scout and Cooper dated through high school. But when it came time for them to go their separate ways to college, their relationship ended. Now they have both returned to the homes they grew up in. One recently divorced and the other towing 3 children. One doesn’t want children, one thrives on the kids.

Have the many years they’ve been apart severed the love they felt for each other? Or does the time apart have them right back where they were like no time was between them?

I have never laughed so hard before while reading about a grown man and his first attempt to change a poopy diaper! It was such an accurate description of the event that made it worthy of putting it in a book! Great Job!

There are many other times during this book that I was like, Oh no she didn’t just put that into the story! Or, Oh yeah If I ever walked in on my parents… Or, Having teenage boys and telling them what products are truly used for and then them turning the table and educating the parent. Loved it!
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This is my first book by her and I loved it.
Its a very difficult life for A single mom of three , Spencer LeBlanc. Her life is all about diapers, bottles, school, homework, tantrums, sickness and running after them. That leaves very little room for dating, love, sex .She’s harried, tired and still very happy and she LOVES her boys .
And that, dear friends, is how I became a walking contradiction—a thirty-three year-old sex therapist with absolutely no sex life.
She loses her job and has to move back to a small town in Louisiana with her mom and there she comes face to face with a boy who broke her heart good 15 years ago. Cooper Hebert is a successful lawyer who just got divorced and has moved back home. He’s sexy , handsome, successful ……..and he HATES kids!
What a difficult situation for both of them. It’s written with lots of humour and tenderness alike.
The last scene gave me goosebumps cause I saw it happen in real life . Taryn Fishers life !!
Fairytales DO come true …Yanno .
Both play a game of Dodge and Parry case both are not ready for commitment.
Man proposes and God disposes !!
“You think you’re protecting yourself from getting hurt by playing it safe?”
“I just wish I could make you see that by risking nothing, you risk everything.”
Matters of the heart are never straightforward. There are no right or wrong answers , the path to HEA is paved with many twists , turns and obstacles.
And diaper changes and poop everywhere and smell sticking to your hands !!
She really did write a hilarious scene 🙂
A good story and written very well. I really enjoyed reading it
4  💩💩💩💩 stars
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