Sunday, 30 June 2013

'Take a Chance on Love' Review

Take a Chance on Love
by Christi Williams




Book Blurb

When Chancie de Leur meets highway patrol trooper Micah Taylor one frosty Wyoming night, instant sexual heat kindles between them. Chancie's a lonely young widow who owns her own business and Micah is divorced, so there shouldn't be anything holding them back. But Micah wonders if Chancie's obvious wealth might become and issue, or the fact that she's apparently the second woman in his life who has zero interest in ever having his baby.

Micah has no idea of the real problem between him and Chancie, until he meets her son. Ten-year-old Jamie de Leur is determined to break up his mom and her lawman, and Micah questions whether any relationship with Chancie is worth dealing with the spoiled kid she's raising.

In a showdown over Jamie breaking the law, Micah has to decide if he wants to be Chancie's cop-or her family man.

Emma's Review

Chancie de Leur is a single mum, widow and workaholic. Her drug screening business has taken off and has little time for her son, let alone a relationship. Chancie may act tough and in control to the outside world, but on the inside she is lost and falling apart slowly.
One night at work she meets Micah, a State Police Trooper, who is there on a routine drug tested. There is an instant attraction between them. Micah has a bad marriage behind him and no woman has peaked his interest until he sees Chancie. Both Micah and Chancie are willing to take it slow and see where it goes. Not only do they have everyday obstacles to overcome such as their jobs, they also have the added pressure of Chancie's ten year old son, Jamie. Trying to keep their cool and not get too hot and heavy around him is a bit of a challenge for the new couple. Jamie is going through his own angst of not wanting to be treated as a little boy anymore and also wanting his mother to spend more time at home with him and not at work. Adding Micah to the mix just creates confusion for himself and he directs his anger towards his mom and her new boyfriend.
This love story could happen in anyones life. It was a little slow to begin with but picked up soon enough. I really wanted to see these to get their 'Happily Ever After' since both had such horrid first marriages and both had really given up on ever finding love again.

'Take a Chance on Love' is a sweet romance about getting a second chance at love and learning to trust your heart again. This was Christi Williams' first novel and a great start to her career. I have given this 3.5 stars.

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Unexpected Treasure by Melody Anne

Unexpected Treasure by Melody Anne

Product Description

FROM NEW YORK TIMES AND USA TODAY BEST SELLING AUTHOR COMES THE CONTINUATION OF THE WELL LOVED ANDERSON SERIES

The Andersons are back in this exciting new line of the bestselling series everyone is talking about. In this new series, you will meet Richard Storm and his five children, and the circumstances that ripped him away from his brothers, Joseph and George Anderson. See how they finally meet. The bonds of an Anderson bloodline are too strong to keep their family apart forever.

Richard Storm is saddened that his children are throwing away their lives, and offers them an ultimatum. They have two years to take a failing business and make it a success or they lose their trust funds, and are on their own. His stubborn children think he’s gone insane, but they don’t know the powerful secret that can knock them to their knees and tear their family apart. Will they come together as they should, or will self-centeredness consume their hearts, ripping their family apart forever?

Crew Storm opens an exclusive resort in the Catalina Islands off the coast of California, and pride swells within him as he accomplishes the impossible. Everything is going on track until a blond steps into his life and begs him to teach her how to be the perfect seductress after she researches his technique of charming and luring women to his bedroom.

Haley Sutherland is done with her fears, done being a wallflower and done being invisible. She comes up with a brilliant idea to find the perfect person to teach her how to seduce the man she truly wants. Though, the person she’s chosen to be her teacher is Crew Storm, soon she finds she’s forgetting her first love’s name.

This story will take you on a journey through the heart as Crew teaches Haley more than she ever imagined, and finds himself gaining more than he thought he needed.

Reunite with the Andersons as they discover new relatives and meet this new branch in the Anderson line. Will love truly conquer all, or will stubbornness make them lose everything they never knew they had.

If you want to see where it all began, pick up your copy of; “The Billionaire Wins the Game” for free, available now.

Review: NOTE: THIS REVIEW IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT. ISLAND LOVELIES AND Spreading The Word HAVE TEAMED UP TO DISCUSS OUR OPINIONS ON UNEXPECTED TREASURE. MAKE SURE YOU POP ON OVER AND LIKE HER PAGE!! (JUST CLICK SPREADING THE WORD ABOVE AND IT WILL TAKE YOU TO HER PAGE!)

Natalie - Wow wow wow, what another fantastic amazing wonderful book from melody, I loved it. Well what's not to love, who can complain about more Andersons, not me...

Alicia - Definitely not me!

Denise - Nor me!!!

Natalie - Although he isn't technically a Anderson he is a Storm, and whoa I wouldn't mind being in a storm with Crew. When I heard that Melody was planning on expanding the Anderson series I nearly peed my pants. I love these books from my favourite author. When I got my hands on it I couldn't put it down!

Alicia - I couldn't either! OK so Unexpected Treasure starts with Joseph and George Anderson, yep you know the ones, they're twins and they're the ultimate matchmakers!! They are the original Anderson's only now they have another family to add to theirs. Their unexpected family!

Denise - Yes Unexpected Treasure starts with George and Joseph discovering something strange in the newspaper, they discover they have a long lost missing brother whose name is Richard Storm. 

Alicia - yes holy smokes from being twins to triplets in the space of a few seconds it takes to discover the picture of Richard. Talk about life changing. We all know how much family means to Joseph and George so there is no way we're not going to meet the new Anderson's. 

Denise - We will be meeting them all throughout the Lost Anderson Series. Richard Storm has five children that he raised as a single father. He realises they're all spoilt and take things for granted so decides to teach them a lesson. They help a business that is struggling back into a profitable business or they lose their inheritance and get taken out of Richards will. He leaves his children with 5 files to fight over who would get which business.

Alicia - can you imagine that? You will loose everything and I mean everything if you don't make this run down business a success! Shocker! It seems a little mean but Richard is doing it with his children's best interests at heart. So in Unexpected Treasure we get Crew's story. Crew picked an exclusive resort in the Catalina Islands off the coast of California as his project and soon finds that renovating the resort is something he loves, makes him happy and proud. He gets fulfilment from seeing the end result of all his hard work. 

Denise - Crew is the oldest Storm (Anderson) child and let's say he's every bit like the Anderson brother we know and love. He's charming and good looking. 

Natalie - Crew, Crew he's my man if I can't get him no one can!!.... oh go on then I will share but only because I know Mel will bring another glorious man to us soon enough.

Alicia - Oh yes, let me tell you ladies something, Crew... Hmmm holy f*cking shit Crew. DELICIOUSNESS in a book! He is just amazing! He's a gentleman in the street and a hot freak in the sheets! He's also so bloody sweet that he will chain himself to your heart and stay there! 

Natalie - When we first meet Haley she seems like butter wouldn't melt. Although we soon learn that the wonder that is Crew brings out the best on her.

Denise - Haley is a damaged soul and has been dealt a really shitty hand in life. She's spent her life invisible and wants to finally catch the eye of the man she thinks she wants. Her luck changes when she wins a two week stay in a luxurious resort. 

Alicia - yep you got it, she's off to Catalina Islands. Not only is she off on an amazing holiday but she comes up with an idea to get the help she needs in capturing the heart of the man she wants. She needs Crew's help to make the the perfect Seductress. She wants Crew to be her teacher and she the pupil in order to make her dreams come true. Only the lessons can be life altering. 

Natalie - I love how the relationship develops between the two. The story is so romantic and again as with all Mels books there is always a strong sense of family, amazing loyalty and the feeling you’re privileged to be a part of this new journey. 

Alicia - I have to say, this book is beautiful. It's stunningly written with a side order of hotness. You will feel butterflies in your stomach at some of the romantic things Crew does and maybe even drool a little when it comes to Crew and bedsheets. 

Denise - Melody Anne has got another hit under her belt. It's a must read for all the Anderson fans. These characters are easy to connect with on an emotional level.

Alicia - It is but it's also a must read to any reader who loves a good romance with a side of sex! 

Natalie - I think that mel captures you into her book as she always has done, and yet again I find myself waiting on her next book

5 HUGE STARS!!!

Excerpt:

“Do not chicken out!” she snarled under her breath before stepping from the shadows and making her way down the beautiful slate walkway. She’d parked around the corner, since the resort wasn’t open yet and management wasn’t allowing in cars, trying to prevent an early mob. 

Though she should be trying to be a femme fatale at the moment, she was woefully underdressed in her loose linen blouse and jean capri pants. She’d been in school for the past three years, plus working part-time at a small stationary store and she never had the energy to dress up or worry about clothes. It had taken her five years of therapy to work up the courage to go to college in the first place, or she would have been finished with her education by now. 

Though she’d received a large inheritance when she was nineteen, she hated using the money because her grandparents hadn’t wanted her to have it. They’d just never made a will, and because she was their only heir, the money had come to her. She was sure that if they’d taken the time to designate beneficiaries, they would have left it all to their precious birds rather than to her. 

Still, there were times it was necessary for her to dip into her substantial funds. This was one of those times. 

It was now or never. 

“Are you lost?” Haley stopped the shiver fighting to travel down her spine from just the deep timbre of his voice. Oh yes, she had chosen well. This man could teach her all she wanted to know. He was sex personified. 

“No. I’m looking for you, Mr. Storm.” 

Nervous tension filled her as his gorgeous eyes gave her body the once-over. When they reached her face, she had the feeling that he’d checked her out and found her wanting. 

Too bad! 

She’d planned this down to the smallest detail, and she’d make him help her. 

“And what can I do for you, miss?” 
Oh, the promise in his tone was what women’s wet dreams were made of. She knew he spoke to every woman this way. She’d studied him, read about how effortlessly he flirted — how women fell at his feet. With one snap of his fingers, females young and old were panting, their salivary glands in overdrive. 

“Haley Sutherland,” she said a little breathlessly as she stuck out her hand. 

After a slight pause, he grasped her fingers and squeezed, then slowly lifted their entwined hands to his mouth and ran his lips across the top of her knuckles, his warm breath brushing over her skin. 

“This!” Haley practically shouted as excitement filled her. 

Crew’s normal cool seemed to be shaken; he stared at her in confusion. The expression on his face was almost comical as he stood frozen with his lips only a couple of inches from her skin. 

“I want you to teach me how to seduce someone. I have been reading about you, studying the way you flirt, how you can have any woman you want. I want you to teach me how to get a man, how to make him want me so much that he can’t see straight, how to make him drop to his knees.” 

“Ummm…are you drunk?” Crew asked after a long pause as he dropped her hand and took a retreating step. Haley had no doubt he thought she was crazy. Perhaps she was at the moment. 

However, now that she was warmed up, she couldn’t hold back. She followed his steps, not realizing what she was doing until he bumped against the outside wall of his resort and her hand was pressed against his chest. 

“I know this seems weird, and maybe I should have eased into it, but I am in love with a man who doesn’t know I’m alive and my psych professor suggested that I ask him out as a way of getting over my fears, but I get all tongue-tied around him, which just can’t happen. I want you to teach me how to make him want me — desire me — need me! I have money. Lots of it. I’ll pay you any amount you want if you will agree to be my teacher.” 

Haley didn’t feel a trace of fear as she gazed into Crew’s eyes. All she felt was exhilaration. She knew he could do it — he could turn her from the wallflower she’d always been into a seductress who would get her man. 

“Let me get this straight. You want to pay me to teach you how to seduce a man?” 

“Yes!” she gasped, relieved he was starting to get it. 

“I honestly don’t know what to say.” His tone of voice didn’t alert her at all to what he was thinking. 

“Say yes.” 


About Melody Anne:

Melody Anne has had a love of writing since she was a little girl. She got serious about it in 2007, starting her first romance book. Upon finishing several books she considered publishing them, and was thrilled with the response.
She is humbled and excited by her success. 
Melody Anne is currently working on her final book in her romance series "Billionaire Bachelors". Also in the works is the 3rd book to her young adult series Midnight Storm - Rise of the Dark Angel.  Writing young adult fiction has been a fun diversion from her romance genre, as she also has a great love for books such as The Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Twilight, etc. 

Melody Anne reads even more than she writes. Upon searching for her, her children will find her either reading a book, writing a book or spending time with family members and that includes the dogs, of course. With a strong "family first" set of values, Melody Anne is elated to have a career as an author, and works from home.

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Friday, 28 June 2013

Cover Reveal: My Unexpected Forever







ebook
Expected publication: 
September 1st 2013 by Bandit Publishing Company



I expected a life of music.
I expected to raise my son.

It took one look to make everything change.
I never expected happiness.
I never expected to find her.
I never expected to feel desire.
I never expected I’d be a family man.
I never expected to be loved.
I never expected to fall in love.
They say you should expect the unexpected. I didn’t realize my unexpected would be the forever kind.





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Heidi is the author of USA Today, Digital Book World, Amazon and Barnes & Noble Bestselling novel, Forever My Girl.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell and two Parakeets.

During the day Heidi is behind a desk talking about Land Use. At night, she's writing one of the many stories planned for release or sitting court-side during either daughter's basketball games.

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Thursday, 27 June 2013

Review of Love Thy Neighbor By Author Belle Aurora


About The Book 

Asher 'Ghost' Collins and Natalia Kovac shared a passionate night together. One neither of them can forget.

Why is it so hard for them to be around each other?

With no hope of the two getting along they decide to go their separate ways. And somehow end up closer than they've ever been.

Will friendship ever be enough for the pair?

Natalie's Review

Oh My God!!!! Oh My Freaking God!!! OK calm down,  I LOVE this author,  this is the second book in the Friend Zoned Series, and what a book it is.  

The story Follows Ghost and Nat who after their night of passion are struggling to decide where they stand with each other and come to the conclusion that its best to avoid each other,  when events arise and they find that avoiding each other becomes almost impossible, a friendship starts to build with some fantastic scenes that unfold.  

What i love about these books is the humour, The author has such a way with words and i find myself hysterical laughing, i have not enjoyed books as much as this for a long time and its so refreshing to have a book that's not filled with angst and disappear, sure there are a few moments that had me snot crying my eyes out but overall you finish the book feeling like you have found new friends.

Belle Aurora's writing style is like nothing i have read before,  you really feel like you connect with the characters when they laugh your hysterical when they cry... your hysterical.

The issues that are dealt with in this book are dealt with class, and you feel a bit more aware than when you started reading.  as with the first book Belle Aurora has a way with including difficult situations, but dealing with them sensitive.  again i think this shows what a fantastic author she really is.

I feel like i want to say so much more but the author has asked that we don't give too much away.  

All i will say is if you have read Friend Zoned,  you will not be disappointed with Love Thy Neighbour. 

I give this book a massive 5***** i want to give it so much more

About The Author 

Hi there,
My name is Belle Aurora. I am 26 years old.
I've completed my first book which is titled Friend-Zoned.
Brought up in Adelaide, Australia to a Croatian family. Mum and Dad were both born in Croatia.

Check me out here:
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6983012.Belle_Aurora

My favourite authors are Kristen Ashley, R.L. Mathewson and Tara Sivec


You can purchase Love Thy Neighbor at Amazon.com

Blog Tour: Savor You by Emily Snow

Savor You by Emily Snow.

Blurb: 

Kylie Wolfe and guitarist Wyatt McRae have been bad for each other for the last several years, but it’s impossible for them to end their toxic push and pull. Not when their attraction is constantly fueled by lust and proximity—she’s her older brother’s Lucas’s assistant and Wyatt is his best friend and band mate.

So when Your Toxic Sequel makes a move to record a new album in Nashville, Kylie decides to make the latest break with Wyatt official by getting the hell out of town. She’ll spend a week in New Orleans. A week to immerse herself in the Mardi Gras scene. One week to not think about the last time she was in New Orleans, seven years ago with Wyatt. Seven days where she won’t have to see Wyatt every day just to fall ridiculously in love with him all over again—where, if she wants to, she can have a normal, no-strings attached fling that won’t end in heartbreak.

Too bad Wyatt ruins everything by showing up, as gorgeous and demanding and goddamn awful for her as ever.

Wyatt refuses to let Kylie give up on him. Not without reminding her why they both fell so far and hard in the first place. Not without making her savor the good memories and what could be their last chance with each other.

Note: This is a spinoff from the Devoured series.

Alicia's review:

WOWSERS!! This book is fantasticle! I love the Devoured series so I knew I'd love Savor You. Kylie is a really fun, bubbly character that makes you laugh out loud, high-five yourself for her wit and feel pain when she's suffering.

Wyatt is HOT. He's in a band. He's funny. He's Hot. He's caring and did I say he's hot?

What I love most about this book is how real it is. Everything that happens to these two characters happen to every day people. You know when you feel strongly about something but something holds you back from doing what you want? Yeah Kylie has this problem most of the way through. She knows what she wants but what she wants isn't what she needs... or so she thinks.

Wyatt is no different. He's a typical male. He thinks us women are mind readers and know how he feels without him ever saying his feelings.

Tattoos.. holy hell the tattoos are a big hit with me. Y'all know I love me some tattoo'd rock star with piercings that is hot between the sheets. Well I got all of that and more with Wyatt.

The love in a book needs to capture your heart and stay there. Savor You is a book that will not only capture your heart but will attach itself and be permanently with you.

This book is 5 STARS baby!!

Author Bio:

Emily Snow is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the erotic romance series
Devoured, which includes Devoured , All Over You , and Consumed , as well as the new adult novel Tidal . She loves books, sexy bad boys, and really loud rock music, so naturally, she writes stories about all three.

Contact Emily:

Website http://emilysnowbooks.com/

twitter https://twitter.com/EmilySnowBks

Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Emily-Snow/363370467075260

Goodreads Page http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6519108.Emily_Snow

Purchase links: 

Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/Savor-You-ebook/dp/B00DF4K3YG/ref=sr_1_14?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1371324496&sr=1-14&keywords=savor+you

Barnes and Noble - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/savor-you-emily-snow/1115674083?ean=2940016477169

Goodreads book link http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17281601-savor-you

Giveaway:

Emily is giving away:
• 1 - $25 Amazon Gift Card
• 1 - $25 B&N Gift Card
• A Consumed the Wolfe t-shirt
• 10 ebooks of Savor You

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Tuesday, 25 June 2013

COVER REVEAL: Gentling The Cowboy 

by Ruth Cardello



Blurb:

Tony Carlton knows trouble when he sees it—especially when it comes in the form of a gorgeous, innocent and very naked blond stranger dancing in his shower. When circumstances force his uninvited guest to spend the night, Tony decides that there are some home invasions he could get used to.
Sarah Dery is a frustrated writer who takes her twenty-fifth birthday as a wake-up call. She sets off for Texas thinking that a summer on a working ranch will finally inspire her. When a wrong turn leads her into Tony’s arms, she’ll discover her spicy inner voice.
He’s one steamy muse, but will that be enough to keep them together when his past is revealed?

Ruth Cardello is going country! 
Woop. Cowboy + hotness = a read that is right up my street. I can't wait to meet Tony. This book looks super funny and hot. The release date is yet to be confirmed. I'll let you all know as soon as I find out! :)

Monday, 24 June 2013

Blog Stop Review - He Belongs To Me - Theresa Rizzo



About The Book



He Belongs to Me is a love story . . . a tale of betrayal and deception and of a young mother's determination to recover what belongs to her.
Forced to leave her baby and tricked into relinquishing her parental rights, four years later Catherine Boyd is back and she'll do anything to regain custody of her son--even reconcile with the husband falsely accused of killing their son's twin.
All in the name of love for a little boy, generations of pain and tragedy are exposed in a courtroom drama.

Natalie's Review

OH my Golly Gosh,  This book was fab,  had you gripped from the very start, If you love books by Jodi Picoult, I think you will love this.  The issues that are dealt with in this book are dealt with amazing.

Catherine has just graduated college and is so happy that she will Finally be getting her son back who has been living with his grandparents,  however when it comes down to it they decide that they want to keep Drew with them, after a visit to a lawyer it seems Catherine has been tricked into signing all her parental rights to her parents.  With only one option left she has to go to her Husband Thomas, who she hasn't seen in four years after he was falsely accused of killing Their son Bobby.  To Thomas he has been none the wiser as he has always been under the impression that Catherine has had responsibility for Drew and it comes as a shock to find that he has been living with Catherine's parents.

The scenes that follow is the heartbreaking story of how Bobby dies,  a bitter coatroom custody fight and some unexpected surprises along with a few secrets.  Oh my god the ending, i was not expecting that and I'm usually quite good at guessing books, however this book was full of twist and turns I LOVED IT!!

I give this book a massive 5***** and i cannot wait to read more from this amazing Author
About The Author 
 


Theresa Rizzo is an award-winning author who writes emotional stories that explore the complexity of relationships and families through real-life trials.  Born and raised in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, she currently lives outside of Boulder, Colorado with her husband of thirty years. She’s raised four wonderful children who are now scattered across the country. 



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