Monday, 11 November 2013

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Moving Forward (Timing is Everything 1)
Jesika Reynolds’ heart was left broken one year ago when her husband died, leaving her and her son alone in this world. Slowly, she started putting the pieces back together of her life. Knowing that she may never open herself up to love again. That was until the day Derek came into the picture.
Why does this gorgeous stranger seem to care so much, so suddenly?
Derek Jordan's charm drew her in with an instant connection, and familiarity that helps her feel at ease. Her heart is falling at his feet, but as their relationship grows, so does a secret from both of their pasts that neither saw coming. One by one, the threads slowly start to unravel.
Can their newly sought love stand up against the secrets that life is unlocking to their pasts? Or can they decide together that moving forward and forgetting the past is the only option for them to find true happiness?

Natalie's Review 

This book was a whole bag of emotions,  i was bawling my eyes out one minute and laughing my butt off the next!!

You really get attached to the characters and i loved the book from the beginning,  this was the first time i had read anything by Erika and had to hunt her down on facebook because by the time i had finished i needed to know what else was going to happen and was assured there would be another book,  i was so happy i could have weed.

Jesika is broken in the beginning and we spend the book watching as she puts her life back together with the help of her friend Mallory who for me was such a great character.

The men in the book are scorching hot Derek is sooooooo hot and Seth well Seth ooooooozes sex apeal i wanted to dry hump the kindle lol.

This book is a must read i loved it 5 Stars for me

No Going Back (Timing is Everything #2)
Life isn’t always about fairytales and happily ever-after’s according to Seth Jordan. After having his world shattered and heartbroken beyond repair, he had always sworn off the idea of love. He was perfectly content with continuing his life with worthless one night stands and no strings attached sex. That was until one blue-eyed blonde managed to seep into places he thought were cemented shut.
Like a jack hammer, Mallory Prentice came into Seth’s life and cracked the hard exterior that surrounded his heart. She’s the one woman he was starting to feel might be worth taking a chance on.
But life doesn't always hand you the easy road. Sometimes you are constantly hit with the bad and have no hope of any good ever showing up.
Will Seth and Mallory realize that ultimately they are the ones who are in control of their life’s outcome? Will they embrace the future and fight for their own happiness, or will they keep lingering in past mistakes and let it keep them apart?
Life is all about forgiveness and second chances. Once you come to that conclusion and just go for it, there is…no going back.

Natalie's Review

I LOVE THIS SERIES, when i first read book one Moving Forward, i couldn't wait to read Seth and Mallory's story the chemistry between them was scorching and the way the first book ended i was like WTF why why why.  Ok calm down, the story picks up pretty much where the last one left off,  Mallory is devastated that Seth is reunited with his ex especially as she has just found out she is Pregnant... with his baby,  what follows is a story filled with heartbreaking twist and turns, emotional scenes and some belly laugh out loud moments. 

 I love Mal she is the best friend you always want on your side, she doesn't take crap from anyone and the way she deals with the events are amazing.  when she cries you cry with her. 

Seth is so lost, through the whole book you just want to wrap him up and protect him although in some parts you also want to hit him across the head and shout MAN UP!!!

Ok these two apart are a train wreck but together they are something special,  The sex is scorching hot, the banter is humorus and the friendship between all characters is lovely.

I will forever be a fan of the amazing Erika Ashby and cannot wait until i can read the next book to come from this amazing lady 

I give this book 5 STARS it is Amazeballs and i cannot recommend it enough 

In the End (Timing is Everything #3)
*Novella-Prequel to Moving Forward*
Jake Reynolds’ life had always been perfectly mapped out for him as he was growing up. The only time he ever felt like he had any control over it was when he was inside the cage—the same cage that held no for sure outcome. In his twisted mind being inside that ring with his opponent was the most freeing feeling. In that moment alone he was able to let his perfected guard down and be who he wanted to be.
From the outside looking in, everything about Jake’s life looked perfect, but he knew that he wasn’t. His whole life had been set up for him before he was even born, and even though it’s not the life he wanted, he continued living it.
When you have everything you could ever want at your fingertips, why screw it up?
That was his mindset until the night Jesika showed up at his fight. He knew she was different from the get-go. He also knew he didn’t deserve her, but that didn’t mean he didn’t want to try. Jake had skills inside and out of the cage and he was known to always get what he wanted no matter the risk. But was he willing to change who he had always been in order to keep the one that he thought was worth the fight? Will it all be worth it in the end?

Natalie's Review

This book, like the other two is fab, I loved the whole glimpse into Jake's life that we get, and it allows him to redeem himself and he doesn't quite seem the bastard we are all used to.

The story is written in both letter and printed format, we see Jake take us through how he met Jesika and also how he come to be the father of a child, after a one night stand.  

I have done a complete 180 on Jake, when we read moving forward we are left with a bitter taste about him, and lots of questions were unanswered so I love that this novella was written, you should defo read Moving Forward and No Going Back First otherwise the whole book won't make much sense. 

I love how in this book we get to see a insecure Jake, he falls apart before our eyes and because it's all of his own doing he has no one to blame for it but himself, what I loved though was that you actually felt his guilt and pain when reading, you also felt how intense his love for Jesika was and that he would do anything for her, and you experienced his anguish for his betrayal. 

I think the story rounded off the whole series perfect and also sets up the next one which is Holden's story, I am such a massive fan of this Author and I love all of her books so far.

I give this book a massive 5 stars, it is a perfect end to a emotional story


~Moving Forward Excerpt~
My heart is pounding like it’s going to burst out of my chest. This woman has no freaking clue what she does to me. Gah, or how good she feels. It’s far better than I could have ever dreamt. This goes above and beyond getting laid, and getting mine. This is all about giving. They say giving is better than receiving and in this case, trying to show her without words how much I love her, it is. I can sense through the way her body responds to mine, the look in her eyes, and by the few words that have been spoken, that she’s trying to show me that she feels exactly what I do. This first time experience between us is filled with pure need. We are able to show each other things we feel with something as simple as touch. I want to take her over the edge again, but I know I’m not going to last much longer because everything I’m feeling right now isn’t going to let me drag it out.
~No Going Back Excerpt~
“You know, spitters aren’t quitters, Mallory.” Seth says in a serious tone as he pulls his face away from mine. “Okay,” I slowly drawl out, not sure where he’s going with this. “As long as you keep the lid on the juicer, you’re a winner in my book.” “What the hell is that supposed to mean?” I ask. He shrugs as his mouth starts to turn into that sly smile of his that I fine absolutely irresistible. “You know, you don’t jump ship before it’s even docked. You keep the lava contained while it’s erupting.” The he sighs. “As long as you let me nut in your mouth, I don’t care what you do with the contents.” I laugh. “Well, that’s good to know, but for a reason that I’m now sure you’re aware of, I’m still gonna taste your residual nut juice in my mouth whether I spit it or down it.”
~In The End Excerpt~
It wasn’t supposed to happen this way. I wasn’t supposed to wake up in the bed next to another woman…her of all people. I’m all too familiar with the likes of her kind and it isn’t just because we use to be fuck buddies…back when I was into snorting shit up my nose. Times when I’d rather be high than deal with reality. Before I ever found my true passion and release—the one that came from being in the ring. “Get the fuck out of my bed!” I yell as I scurry to find my boxers through the slew of clothes thrown everywhere. Fuck. I really fucking did it. The old me showed his fucking ass last night, and I have no damn recollection of it at all. Fucking brilliant.   Book Trailers Direct Link: Direct Link: Direct Link:  

Meet Erika

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Being born an "Army Brat", Erika Ashby has been residing in Oklahoma the last 10 years finally putting an end to the nomad tendencies she had grown accustomed to. She's a happily married woman who has 5 kids between her and her husband. She has an insane passion for music and embraces her Inner Groupie any chance she has. It wasn't until the age of 29 that she realized she also had a hidden passion for reading; before then she claimed to have hated it. Six months after unlocking that deep desire she never knew she held, she turned the key to another chapter of her life which has become the desire to write. And the rest is still history in the making.


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