Review – Pressing the Issue by Daryl Wood Gerber

 

5/5 Stars

I was thrilled to see another book in this series was available. Reading this was like a nice long visit with friends. There is plenty talk about food – you can’t have a book set at the Renaissance Fair and not have turkey legs – and an interesting mystery for the Jenna to solve. The author kept me guessing until the final reveal with a few twists and red herrings. I hope to see many more books in this series, I enjoy my visits to Crystal Cove, CA.

I received a copy of this book from the author, through NetGalley, my review has been voluntarily submitted.

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Review – Deal Maker by Lily Morton

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5/5 Stars

This is a richly layered, heart-felt story that I couldn’t put down. The author has crafted complex characters that are fun, intriguing, and likable. I adored the antics of Billy, the son of one of the main characters. I laughed, cried, then laughed again. I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.

I received a copy of this book from the author, my review has been voluntarily submitted.

 

 
Deal Maker
Lily Morton
M/M Romance
Release Date: 12.22.17

Cover Design: Natasha Snow

 

BLURB

Sometimes your mouth makes deals that your heart can’t honour.

Jude is a highly successful model, but a very reluctant one. His life is full of casual hook-ups with pretty men in glamorous locations, but it’s still empty. However, circumstances decreed a long time ago that this was his path, so he’s resolutely stayed on it and accepted his fate with good grace. He made a deal with himself and his hook-ups. Get in, get out and no ties with anyone.

However, an accident at home one night leads to him making a new deal and accepting the offer of help from an unlikely source. It leads to an unexpected summer of falling in love with a larger than life man and his child.

But by the end of the summer his reasons for not staying are still valid. Will he turn away? Can he?

Asa is a talented actor who has spent time away from the scene to look after his son. But now he’s back, and the last thing he needs are complications from the gorgeous man who is staying with him. Scarred from too many betrayals, he has no intention of forming a lasting tie with anyone. However, he can’t resist the beautiful man with secrets, and to his horror he develops feelings.

But a deal’s a deal and they said it was just for the summer. What can Asa do with a man who has forever in his eyes and goodbye on his lips?

From the Amazon bestselling author of ‘Rule Breaker’ comes another scorchingly hot romantic comedy.

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EXCERPT

I come awake a few nights later. At first, I look around blearily, trying to work out what’s woken me, and then I sit up with a muffled scream. “Were you lifting up my eyelids?”
Billy settles down cross legged on the pillow next to me. “Yes,” he says in a loud whisper. “I wanted to see if you were awake.”
“I am now,” I say faintly, and a deep chuckle sounds from the door. Looking up, I see Asa, his big frame washed in the light from the hallway. He’s dressed in faded jeans, a white t-shirt and a navy cardigan. His hair is tied up in a messy man bun and he looks disgustingly awake.
“You can laugh,” I say. “He’s graduated from standing over me, staring at me, and waiting for me to wake up, to actual bodily contact with my eyelids. It’s escalating, and starting to look like a scene from ‘The Omen’.”
“What’s ‘The Omen’?” Billy asks, and I notice he’s dressed too, in grey cuffed joggers, a navy t-shirt and tiny navy Converse.
“A comedy about a boy and his dog,” I say absently, hearing Asa’s snort of laughter. Then my eye falls on my phone. “What the… it’s three in the morning. What’s happened? Is it the apocalypse? Because I have to say that unless it’s actually reached St Johns Wood, I’m not leaving this bed.”
“What’s a pocolip?” Billy asks, setting down in the bed and cuddling into my side. I sling my arm around him, and look up to see Asa looking at us, a soft look in his eyes.
“It’s what happens when you wake me up at three in the morning for no discernible reason.”
“Oh, but we have got a reason,” Asa drawls. “Go, Billy!”
In the next second the bedroom explodes with coloured paper, as he and Billy let loose the giant party poppers I’ve just noticed they have in their hands. ‘Happy Birthday’ they shout, and Billy jumps up and down on the mattress, catching the falling paper and looking like a five-year-old trampoline champion.
I sit up slowly. “Oh my God,” I say softly. “What is happening to my life right now?”
Asa crosses over and sits on the edge of the bed. To my surprise, he looks almost worried, his soft brown eyes full of trepidation. Inexplicably I want to comfort him. Instead I just sit and stare at him with my mouth slightly open, while he shifts uneasily.
“The thing is,” he says slowly. “We might have done something.”
“What?”
He flinches slightly. “Yes. I’m not exactly sure we should have done it, but -” He pauses and then picks up speed, the words tumbling out. “It’s just that it’s your birthday, and Bill and I … well, we really like you.” A flush creeps over his face, and he shrugs his massive shoulders slightly. “Anyway, we couldn’t ignore it, so we decided we’re going to take you away for your birthday.”
I’m absolutely struck dumb for a second, and then I say slowly, “So, when you say we decided, you actually meant you decided.”
He shoots me a sideways glance, analysing my facial expression, and then carries on talking in an earnest, serious manner that is absolutely melting something inside me. “Okay, I decided. I know you said you have bad memories, so I thought maybe you could for once try and make new memories, better ones.”

 

 

Lily writes contemporary romance novels, and specialises in hot love stories with a good dose of humour.

Lily lives in sunny England with her husband and two children, all of whom claim that they haven’t had a proper conversation with her since she bought her first Kindle.

She has spent her life with her head full of daydreams and decided one day to just sit down and start writing about them. In the process she discovered that she actually loved writing, because how else could she get to spend her time with hot, funny men!

She loves chocolate and Baileys and the best of all creations – chocolate Baileys! Her lifetime’s ambition is to have a bath in peace without being shouted by one of her family.
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Review – Poison by Gale Niederhoffer

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3/5 Stars

Overall, I enjoyed the book. The story is interesting and suspenseful. The characters are complex and well described by the author so it’s easy to get a sense of who they are. It’s probably me, but there was something about this book that bothered me. I can’t quite put my finger on it. I would recommend reading the book.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley, my review has been voluntarily submitted.

Blog Tour/Review – Alphas of Danger

Alphas of Danger is now LIVE!!!

Ten never-been-told stories by ten bestselling authors.

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Happy-Ever-After has never been so intoxicating…
Danger…
When a man has beaten it, he becomes a hero.
Lust…
When a woman tastes it, she is helpless to resist his pull.
Love…
It won’t come easily, especially between alpha men and their headstrong women. Threats lurk in the shadows, and the price for passion is often exacted with a bullet or a blade…but the sacrifice is worth it when devotion is the reward.
Ten bestselling authors, masters of spine-tingling romantic suspense, bring you brand-new stories that will yank you to the edge of your seat and have your heart pounding as you turn the pages.
Best of all, the proceeds will benefit 4 Paws For Ability, a worldwide agency that enriches the lives of children and veterans with disabilities by training and placing quality, task-trained service dogs.

Stories Contributed to Alphas of Danger:
1. Shayla Black/Shelley Bradley – DEVOTED TO WICKED
2. Lexi Blake – COUNTDOWN
3. Mari Carr – POWER STRUGGLE
4. Kris Cook – CIA COVERT TEAM: RAINBOW KNIGHTS (M/M)
5. Anissa Garcia – WITH A VENGEANCE
6. Kym Grosso Author – HARD ASSET
7. Jenna Jacob – REVENGE ON THE ROCKS
8. Kennedy Layne Author – SEDUCING DANGER
9. Isabella LaPearl – ENFORCE HER – A LEATHER, PIPES & PASSION SHORT STORY
10. Carrie Ann Ryan – EXECUTIVE INK – A MONTGOMERY INK SHORT STORY

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Model: Jase Dean
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5/5 Stars

This is a collection of ten brand new stories by top selling authors. There are two great things about this collection, one being new stories from favored authors and the other being all the proceeds going to charity. There is definitely something for everyone in this collection. All the stories are terrific, with intriguing story lines, and great characters.

Devoted to Wicked by Shayla Black: This story finds two people who hit it off but let a misunderstanding get in the way of happily ever after.

Countdown by Lexi Blake: This finds two intelligence agents tasked with trying to stop a deadly threat. The attraction each feels for the other is finally forced to be acknowledged with things get intense. I need to read more of this series!

Power Struggle by Mari Carr: This is a second chance at love story. I really liked these characters and was rooting for them.

CIA Covert Team by Kris Cook: This is about one person discovering what he really wants. I really enjoyed this story and want to read more from this author.

With a Vengence by Anissa Garcia: Olivia is on a mission to prove her friend’s death was not a suicide. There is a twist to this story I didn’t expect.

Hard Asset by Kym Grosso: I love this story and hope to read more of Evan and Raine’s story soon.

Revenge on the Rocks by Jenna Jacob: A story that shows love is the most important part of a relationship, all the other stuff is just extra.

Seducing Danger by Kennedy Layne: I haven’t read this author before, I really want to read more.

Enforce Her by Isabella LaPearle: I really enjoyed this story and the characters.

Executive Ink by Carrie Ann Ryan: I’m a fan of this author and this story is no exception. I need to catch up on this series.

Overall, a great collection of stories!

I received a copy of this collection from the publisher, my review has been voluntarily submitted.

Review – The Other Girl by Erica Spindler

4/5 Stars

I’ve been trying to figure out why, for the life of me, I have not read anything by this author before. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I was quickly swept up in the story and didn’t want to put the book down. I thought the story was intriguing with interesting characters. The author kept me guessing what was going to happen next. There was plenty of suspense that kept me on the edge of my seat. I will definitely be reading more written by this author.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher through NetGalley. My review has been voluntarily submitted.

Review – Dressed to Confess by Diane Vallere

  

5/5 Stars

I’m wondering why I haven’t read the other books in this series yet, I loved this book! I thought this was a fun story, with an interesting idea and great characters. I was quickly drawn into the story and couldn’t put it down. The mystery kept me guessing, especially when there were a few twists thrown in. The town of Proper City, Nevada sound like a great place to visit, I look forward to reading more in this series – particularly the previous two books in this series.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher, through NetGalley. My review has been voluntarily submitted.

Review – Killer Party by Lynn Cahoon

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4/5 Stars

I always look forward to a new Tourist Trap Mystery, this one does not disappoint. The story quickly drew me in and had me wanting to know what was going to happen next. The characters feel like old friends, they grow and evolve with each new story lending to their realism and believability. I look forward to reading what happens next.

I received a copy of this book from the publisher via NetGalley. My review has been voluntarily submitted.