Wednesday, 31 July 2013

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SYNOPSIS:

Maggie Lawson is an OR nurse, a certified germaphobe! She likes to keep things clean and orderly. When she meets Ex-Navy SEAL, Gabe Masters, on the New York City subway, he’s disguised as a dingy, dirty hobo. She cringes as she’s forced to use her nursing skills to revive him. Gabe Masters narrowly escaped his latest assignment, but concerned about the data he's stolen, he slips it into the pocket of the nurse who came to his aide. Attempting to retrieve it, he breaks into her apartment. What he finds is that his angelic savior is not as compliant as he’d hoped. And Maggie finds that her hobo patient is a ‘dirty boy’ in more ways than one! After being forced to do his bidding, she unwittingly gets entangled in a dangerous, fast-paced, sexy adventure that tests the boundaries of her spirit and the capacity of her heart. Gabe’s passion spirals her to unimaginable heights. She soon starts to wonder if he is the real danger. They learn to trust each other as they try to figure out who is after them. As the mystery unfolds they also realize the significance of the research data that was stolen and its monumental importance. Will Maggie be able to convince this professional thief to do the right thing? Will she succumb to this ‘dirty boy’ who’s keeping secrets about his past, or will she chose to keep things clean? Gabe Masters has always walked away. That’s how he’s lived his life. No commitments. No ties. He’s lived years with pain and guilt. Will he be able to give his heart to this woman who finally brings him peace, or will he do what he does best and walk away?

ALICIA'S REVIEW:

This book is fantabulous! It starts off and gets into the story really quick and the angst continues all the way through. Add in some hot sex scenes and laughter and hey presto, a fantabulous book. 

Gabe is hot. He knows what he wants and what he's got to do to get it. The only thing standing in his way is himself at first. Maggie just can't resist him. Even being in the circumstances they're in, she still can't get enough of him.

This book took me on a whole theme park tour never mind just the rollercoaster. I connected to the characters really easy and found myself laughing out loud a fair few times. The danger in the book just keeps you really excited and wondering what is going to happen next. 

Can Maggie trust Gabe and believe him to be the person she thinks he is and not the person people think he is? Well go buy it, you wont know otherwise. 

I recommend this book to anyone who wants a good laugh, angst and hot bedroom antics. 

This book is 4.5 STARS!  

MEET THE AUTHOR: 

Lisa Eugene lives on Long Island, NY with her husband an three rambunctious kids. Between juggling a full time job and being a soccer mom, she enjoys a good romance. Mrs. Eugene has been in the medical field for over twenty years. Her books also have a medical suspense theme. Her first book, Strictly Business, a contemporary erotic romance, is a finalist in the Readers’ Favorite Annual International Award Contest.

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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Hallows Haven - Book Review

Hallows Haven
About The Book 
Captain of the cheerleading team, 16 year old Gwen Valiente has it all--the best of friends, a loving home, and a bright future. Little does she know that the people she loves the most have been keeping secrets--life-altering secrets.

When strange things start to happen to Gwen, she is thrust into a magickal new realm called Hallows Haven. Leaving the ordinary behind, she discovers that she can do things beyond her wildest dreams. As Hallows Haven begins to feel more like home, Gwen wonders how she ever felt satisfied with everyday life in Michigan.

Too late, Gwen realizes that even in this realm full of light and magick, danger lurks. Someone close to her is not what he seems and someone will do anything to draw her out of Hallows Haven and into the darkness. Even worse, some of that darkness may already exist within her, threatening her chance to make Hallows Haven her permanent home.
Have Gwen's loved ones continued to keep dangerous secrets? Can Gwen resist the call of darkness? 


Brittany's Review
I received an ARC of Hallows Haven for a honest review. This was a first time reading a book by Melissa Brodsky and Nicole Madison so I had no idea what I was in for.
Wow, let me say what an Amazing book!! It absolutely blew me away. At first it was a little slow for me but by the middle of the book I just wanted to know more and had to keep reading. This book just pulled me in with all of the creativity and imagination that it had.
I applaud these authors who wrote this book. They came up with some very fascinating ideas and really allowed us readers to go into a new world altogether.
This book is about a girl named Gwen who discovers that the life she has been living isn't what she thought. Her grandparents have been withholding secrets from her. Everything takes a huge turn and her life is suddenly no longer the same. She must move away to Hallows Haven and slowly learns secrets about herself, her parents and grandparents.
Nothing is what it seemed in Gwens life and now she must become a completely while discovering that there are great dangers in the world around her that want her. What will happen in Hallows Haven is unpredictable but yet intriguing.
I must say, I hate a cliffhanger but this book has one. It is not one that will leave you mad but more like blown away. You will be in awe and so excited, at least I am. I am looking forward for book two! I would highly recommend this book to friends and just have to say once again, what an Amazing book!!  :D 
I give this book 4.5 Stars 

Melissa Brodsky

 Melissa Brodsky 

Melissa used to tell everyone she was going to be a writer when she grew up. Well, she is suddenly a grown up and it looks like she was telling the truth.

Living in a modern-day "Yours, Mine and Ours" household, Melissa is the biological mother of 3 children and the full-time stepmother to her husbands 2 children. On some days, she may even be considered "evil"...and not just as the stepmother!

With a strange vampire fascination since she was young, it was only natural that Melissa began writing stories about the Paranormal.

She is currently co-authoring a Paranormal Romance trilogy with fellow writer Nicole Andrews Moore called "The Dark Redemption Series". Book 1 is due out in June 2013.

And because she has so much free time on her hands, Melissa is also working on a YA Paranormal Series, the first book "Hallows Haven" will be available late summer.
 

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17925089-hallows-haven


Nicole Madison

Since childhood, Nicole has been guilty of daydreaming a little too much. One of her favorite pastimes is staring into space, dreaming up stories, characters, lives, and dimensions when she really should be accomplishing other things. She parlayed her love of creating first into a career as a freelance writer and then into fiction writing. Her favorite genres are paranormal fiction and romance, followed closely by horror.A long time Pennsylvanian, Nicole spends her days writing, soaking up books, teaching her five children how to be weird (in a good way), dancing for the endorphins and gardening.
 
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Wanted & Saved Book Reviews - Kelly Elliott

Wanted (Wanted, #1) 
Blurb
 
Verbally abused by her mother for years, 18 year old Ellie Johnson always believed she would never be loved or wanted by anyone. She focused all of her attention on her grades and getting into the University of Texas to start a new life away from her mother.
The last thing Ellie expected was to fall in love with Gunner Mathews, a starting linebacker for the University of Texas football team and not to mention, her brothers best friend.
Gunner only had two passions in life, football and his grandfather’s ranch, until he falls for his best friends little sister. He will stop at nothing to show Ellie how much he wants her, even if it means he has to move faster than she would like.
Gunner knows they are meant to be together forever, but Ellie keeps denying her feelings out of fear of being hurt again. Every time he gets close to winning her love, something pushes her away again. Will Ellie ever be able to let go of the past and let him into her heart and will Gunner be patient enough to wait for her?
What will it take for them to realize they are all each other have ever WANTED?
 
Natalie's Review
 
I know I know,  where have i been? why has it taken me so long to read, honest answer is I DONT KNOW!!!! but what can i say....  Ok I LOVE THIS SERIES!!!!
 
The book starts on impact and you see the full force of the abuse that Ellie has been suffering since she was Seven years old with her mother telling her she will never be "wanted".  we see her go through relationships where her mothers words constantly ring in her ears. When Ellies meats Gunner she is instantly attracted she has never felt this was before about anyone but after being hurt by so many people Ellie decides that she will only be friends with gunner and no matter how hard he tries she is constantly running in th opposite direction.  
 
The relationship between Gunner and Ellie is so lovely,  you see how much he cares for her instantly and you are rooting for them to get together.  Speaking of Gunner OH BOY YUM YUM YUM.  HE IS SOOOOOO DELICIOUS I WANT TO LICK HIM FROM HEAD TO TOE AND BACK AGAIN... everything about him makes me wanna scream TAKE ME!!! any which way he pleases,   oh im droooling now.
 
The men in this series are seriously unbeleviably delicious my favorite is Jeff but i will go into that more when i write the review for Saved.
 
Ok so the story is written well,  you instantly feel connected to the charachters (Ari is my favorite out of them all) and you are pulled along feeling excited as to what was happening next.
 
so to finish i give this book a YEEE HAAA 5 STARS BABY
 
 
Saved (Wanted, #2) 
  
Blurb
 
Arianna and Jefferson’s love is true but will it be enough?

Ari who comes from a loving home with a family who has had more than their share of difficulties, is faced with possibly losing the love of her life. All she dreams of is growing old and having children with Jeff, but a family history and a conniving Rebecca could shatter that dream. Trying to support Jeff and cope with all the truths and possibilities of her own destiny may prove to be more than one person can handle.

Jeff’s dream is to raise horses on his ranch in Mason with the only women who has ever filled his heart and soul. But he’s running the risk of losing her by trying to be the man he knows he should be by taking on his responsibilities. He’s completely bewitched by the passionate and always outspoken Ari, but needs to do right for the child that could possibly be his.

Despite all the odds stacked against them can their relationship be…..SAVED?
 
Natalie's Review 

Out of the two books, this is by far my favorite,  i loved everything about it especcially Jeff Hmmmmm Jeff ...... oh boy he is totally AMAZEBALLS,  What i love about Jeff is he isnt perfect he screws up, is terrified to admit his feelings (especially in Wanted) and more than that he is just as cluless in a relationship as most people... Jeff and Ari's relationship seemed a lot more real.  I loved Ari also it was so easy to connect to her,  she is the best friend every girl hopes to have and secretly wants to be,  she is feisty can stand up for herself and doesnt take any shit from anyone... although she is more lenient towards Jeff.

Some scenes in this book were heartbreaking and i had to stop reading while i wiped my eyes and re focused,  i was an emotional wreck!!!!!

we also got a introduction into the third book, Faithful,  Which is Josh and Heathers story and i have the feeling it is going to be even better and i am sooooooo excited for it 

I give Saved a Ride Em Gowgirl 5 Buckaroo Stars 

 

Beautiful Broken Rules - Kimberly Lauren

Beautiful Broken Rules
Kimberly Lauren
 
 
Beautiful Broken Rules
 
Book Description:
 
What happens when you create rules to keep others out?

One thing Emerson Moore has come to terms with is that she is the school slut. She knows her way around a frat house and how to get what she wants. She doesn’t make any excuses for her actions and she doesn’t pretend to be anything different. She is who she is and with that she knows how to have a good time. She’s made rules to keep relationships at bay and avoid the demons of her past.

When her best friend, Cole has his two friends from back home move in with him she begins to think she has met her match with Jaxon Riley. Jax is the perfect mixture of tattooed muscle and a sweet-talking mouth. With “hand” written notes, a voice that exudes sex and knowing just how to get under her skin, Jaxon learns how to break all the rules. But will he just end up breaking her heart anyway?

New Adult/Adult Contemporary Romance - recommended for ages 18 and up.
 
 
Brittany's Review:
 
 

4.5 Stars!!

I loved this book!! It wasn't as intense as some other books I have loved but yet it sucked me right in. I fell in love with the characters and didn't want to stop reading just so I could see what would happen between them.

This story is about a girl named Emerson who prefers to go by Em. She is considered to be the school "slut" and she is just fine with that. She doesn't want to have a relationship with any man aside from sex, in which she has set 3 simple rules to allow this to be possible. Her reasoning for all of this comes from a tragic accident from her past as well as a lie or something she thought was happening. This works perfect for her until Jaxon Riley walk into her life and shakes things up.

Jaxon is one sexy man!! He is tall, built, gorgeous eyes, and is just walking sex on a stick. He moves to California with his brother Jace to play football and live with his best friend from high school Cole who is best friends with Emerson and her sister Quinn.

Let's just say there is a lot of love is this story from the characters. New relationships begin, and old ones intensify!!

Jaxon and Emerson's relationship has lots of ups and downs like any normal relationship would and we get to be a part of the ride to see how they must work through each one. They each share common things in their lives that have been a huge influence in the way the act but finding each other shows them that there is so much more for them and it can be made possible if they can only figure a way to be together.

Overall, I really loved this book. Yes I have read similar stories but I just loved these characters, and there were even times that the humor made me laugh. I would definitely recommend this book to others and hope that they can enjoy this read as much as I did. I look forward to reading more books written by Kimberly Lauren!



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Cover Reveal - Love Resisted - Melanie Codina

Blurb



For Allie Baxter, love was never something she had to worry about. She was loved by her friends, her family, her husband … until the day it was ripped away. Losing love was the deepest pain Allie had ever endured, and it was an agony she vowed to avoid feeling ever again. Crippled with guilt over her loss, for five years Allie served her self-appointed exile from the daily comforts offered by friends and family, only to return and attempt to fit herself back into their open arms—even if she knew she didn’t deserve it. Mike Lawson was not something Allie expected; the love of a man was not something Allie was prepared to want. The spark of desire that had long ago died inside her suddenly returned, bringing the memories of her pain with it. She swore she would never allow herself to love again … but how long could love be resisted?


Sneak Peak 
 

Allie stepped out her front door and immediately missed the cool air-conditioned condo she just left. It took a moment to adjust to the heat in the air as she locked her front door. Southern California may not be hot and humid like the east coast, but this was a hot for San Diego in June. It should make for long afternoon at her nephews outdoor graduation. She was making her way down the steps when she heard her neighbor’s voice, “Well don’t you clean up nice.” She wasn’t expecting to run into Mike Lawson just yet, so it caught her totally off guard and she stopped abruptly. If she were being completely honest with herself, she had hoped to avoid him entirely—forever would be good—but since they were neighbors, it wasn’t a realistic expectation. Her need to avoid him and all of his hotness was becoming a strong necessity for her self-preservation.
His ability to melt her with only a smile was beginning to wear her down. Her only defense against him was to be snarky. Pulling her I’m-the-queen-bitch persona tightly around her, she turned to him, cocked her hip, and placed her fist appropriately as she said, “That implies that you think I look like shit the rest of the time, Lawson. You really need to work on how to compliment a lady.” Raising her eyebrows at him in challenge, she continued while gesturing to her entire body, “I’ll have you know, this is just another level of fabulous I'm demonstrating here.”
The man had the nerve to throw a huge grin her way, once again showing her that he was not fazed in the slightest by her snarky attitude. Just another reason to stay the hell away from the man, she thought as she finished making her way down the steps. It was becoming harder to ignore him on a physical level. Not to mention the fact that he made her belly flutter and her heart rate pick up when she saw him. Every time she thought about his effect on her, it pissed her off. She knew it was paramount to resist him at all costs.
What she really needed to do was move the hell out of the condo near his. The problem with that was, she loved her new place. Well, it wasn’t hers yet, but she planned on making an offer when the landlord’s lease was up. Even though she only found this place because of Mike, she secretly hoped he would randomly up and move, solving her problem immediately. She really wanted to stay there. It finally felt that she had come to a point where she was okay being alone, and she wasn’t living with a ghost anymore. It was almost like she had moved on … maybe a little bit … almost. But just because she felt that way, didn’t mean that she had moved on, moved on. That wasn’t about to happen, may never happen ever again … she couldn’t let it.
Her thoughts were interrupted by McHottness himself when he fell into step next to her and said, “Maybe so, but then how else would I get that fire snapping in your eyes? Mission accomplished if you ask me.” Shocked by his blatant admittance that he was trying to rile her up, she swung her head his direction to say something when he winked at her. Once again shocking her and rendering her temporarily speechless. She was this close to kicking him in the shin when he continued, “I take it you are on your way to the graduation as well. Want a lift?”
Thankful for his question to bring her out of her shocked moment, she said. “A lift? It’s more like a hoist. I need a damn trampoline to get up into that truck of yours.” And as if the great Gods of Nastiness were smiling down on her, she snatched the opportunity to up her game from snarky to bitchy. “Just what kind of message are you trying to put out there anyway? Everyone knows a big truck like that only says the owner suffers from little dick complex.”
They were walking and had made their way around back to where the garages were located so she didn’t see, only heard him huff a laugh before saying. “There certainly is no little dick to have a complex about. I assure you …” He mumbled something at the end, but she didn’t catch it. Not wanting to prolong the conversation she ignored the desire to ask him to repeat himself. Pointing her keys at the shiny red Mini-Cooper to unlock it when Mike popped the bottom of her outstretched hand, causing her keys to fly up in the air.
As soon as they were airborne, he reached out and grabbed them before she could process what was happening. Shocked again, she looked over at him only to see that damn smile once more before snarling at him, “What the hell did you do that for?”
“I offered you a ride, you didn’t decline, only mocked my truck. Therefore, by not rejecting it, you inadvertently accepted it.” He shrugged, smiled bigger, and finished with, “Well, at least in my book you did, so get in the truck, Baxter.” Turning away from her, he walked toward his truck, her keys in hand. Still a little startled at his maneuver to get her keys, yet slightly impressed since it was something she would do, she stood there and watched as he made his way to the oversized truck. When he stopped at the passenger door and looked back at her, he laughed and said, “Oh come on, I’ll give you a boost. And I won’t even try to look up your skirt … scouts’ honor.”
Shaking her head, she made her way toward him as she grumbled, “Is that the box-car-building kind of scout or the cookie-peddling ones? I bet you probably looked great in that green sash.” Tossing her purse on the floorboard of the truck, she reached up and grabbed the handle to lift herself in but turned her head and looked back at him over her shoulder. “I bet the little beret looked good, too.”
Feeling like she had been bitchy enough to make him not want to have her for company, she turned back to the open truck door. Preparing to jump in, she let out a squeal when Mike’s big hands wrapped around her waist and hefted her effortlessly into the cab. Turning quickly to glare down at him for doing such a thing, she only met his intent stare as he said, “I look good in anything I wear sweetheart. Now buckle up, wouldn’t want you to fall out or anything.” And then he closed the door.


Author Bio:

Melanie is an amazing mother of four, an awesome and tolerant wife to one, and nurse to many. If you don’t believe her, just ask anyone in her family, they know what to say. She is also a devoted chauffeur, the keeper of missing socks, a genius according to a six year old, the coolest soccer uniform coordinator according to a twelve year old, and the best damn ‘mac-n-cheese-with-cut-up-hot-dog maker in the whole world. Well that last title isn’t really official, but it’s still pretty cool to be called it.

When not being ordered around by any of the kids, you can find her with her nose in a book or on the sideline of a soccer game cheering on one team or another. But that’s mostly because she has a thing for the coach. When she is not doing all of the above, you can find her obsessed with a group of fictional characters all vying for a spot on the page of whatever she’s working on. It’s a fun and crazy life to lead, but wouldn’t have it any other way.

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