Monday, 10 March 2014

BLOG TOUR - Sex on the Beach Series 3/10

"Sex on the Beach Series"

Before You by Jenna Bennett

March 4, 2014
New Adult Contemporary Romance
One of the “Sex on the Beach” Novellas



BOOK SUMMARY:
It’s all fun and games

I had a simple plan for spring break.

Sun, sand, and a hot guy. Sex on the beach, with no strings attached.

A chance to get rid of this pesky virginity once and for all.

And when I met Tyler McKenna, I thought I had it made.

Until someone gets hurt

But then girls started turning up at Key West landmarks. Girls who looked like me, but with one crucial difference: They’d all been drugged and relieved of their virginity.

The virginity I still have. The virginity Ty refuses to take.

And now I’ve begun to wonder whether there isn’t more to him than meets the eye.

Suddenly, sex on the beach doesn’t sound so good anymore...


Brittany's Review:
4.5 Stars!

Going to do this review a little differently than I do most.

To start my review, I want to just paste in exactly what I wrote to Jenna Bennett after finishing this book.

"Absolutely LOVED Before You!! Cassie and Ty were one of my all time favorite couples. The story was amazing and sucked me in right from the start. Ty, well let's just say I couldn't get enough of him." -Me

Yes, I loved this book! I know I have seen a lot of reviews talking about the lack of romance between the two characters Cassie and Ty, but personally I loved them both. It was clearly obvious that Cassie was into Ty and wanted nothing more than to jump into bed with him. After all she was on spring break looking for a guy to have some no strings attached fun with, not to find a soul mate. Ty was that guy who looked out for Cassie, had a dominant side to him as well as sexy!

I knew that he was into Cassie from the start. Why else would he flirt with her, but of course things were complicated. Cassie finds her self in a predicament where she is coming across women who have turned up from being drugged and raped.

I loved the suspense that was in this story, and yes I was able to figure out things about the character before it happened, but I found it fun. I loved the mystery to the story as well as the couple. We never knew if they would really work or not. I do hope that there will be more story for Cassie and Ty. Would love to know what comes next for them. <3 Hope everyone enjoys this book as much as I did.




Author Information


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jenna Bennett (Jennie Bentley) writes the Do It Yourself home renovation mysteries for Berkley Prime Crime and the Cutthroat Business mysteries for her own gratification. She also writes a variety of romance for a change of pace. For more information, please visit her website, www.jennabennett.com




 BETWEEN US by Jen McLaughlin

March 4, 2014
New Adult Contemporary Romance
One of the “Sex on the Beach” Novellas



BOOK SUMMARY:

I’m just a girl…
I’m a famous country star who’s spent her life cultivating a good girl persona to avoid bad press, but I’ve reached my limit. I’m going away for spring break with my two best friends from college, and we’ve vowed to spend the vacation seeking out fun in the sun—along with some hot, no-strings-attached sex. The only thing I needed was the perfect guy, and then I met Austin Murphy. He might be totally wrong for me, but the tattooed bad boy is hard to resist. When I’m in his arms, everything just feels right.

And I’m just a guy…
I’m just a bartender who lives in Key West, stuck in an endless cycle of boredom. But then Mackenzie Forbes, America’s Sweetheart herself, comes up to me and looks at me with those bright green eyes…and everything changes. She acts like she’s just a normal girl and I’m just a normal guy, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. My past isn’t pretty, you know. I did what I had to do to survive, and she’d run if she learned the truth about my darkness. But with her, I’m finally realizing what it’s like to be alive. To laugh, live, and be happy.

All good things must come to an end...

Brittany's Review: 
4.5 Stars!

Between us was simply fantastic. It had the right amount of light fun, and romance that I absolutely love in a story. The characters had chemistry from the very beginning that was undeniable, and had me rooting for them the whole time. Who doesn't love a bad boy with tattoos? I know I sure do. ;)

Mackenzie is on spring break with her two best friends in Key West. All she wants is to be a normal girl, meet a hot guy, and have some fun with no strings attached. She lives a life of fame with being a country singer, or known for "America's Sweetheart". Spring break is exactly what she needs to feel normal, but will it all be so easy.

Austin lives a normal life as a bartender but he has his secrets. Secrets he doesn't want Mac to learn. It is after all just fun.

I could go on and on with a review about all the details in this novella, but honestly I think that everyone should give it a try and see what you will think about it. Of course, I absolutely loved it. The series as a whole made it feel complete and I can't wait to read more for Jen McLaughlin since this was the first I had read anything written by her. Also, if there happens to be more for to the story in the future, I will definitely be waiting to read it. ;) <3




Author Information



Jen McLaughlin is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. She writes steamy New Adult books for the young and young at heart. Her first release, Out of Line, came out September 2013. She also writes bestselling Contemporary Romance under the pen name Diane Alberts.Since receiving her first contract offer under the pen name Diane Alberts, she has yet to stop writing. She is represented by Louise Fury at The Bent Agency.
Though she lives in the mountains, she really wishes she was surrounded by a hot, sunny beach with crystal clear water. She lives in Northeast Pennsylvania with her four kids, a husband, a schnauzer mutt, a cat, and a Senegal parrot. In the rare moments when she’s not writing, she can usually be found hunched over one knitting project or another. Her goal is to write so many well-crafted romance books that even a non-romance reader will know her name.


Beyond Me by Jennifer Probst

March 4, 2014
New Adult Contemporary Romance
One of the “Sex on the Beach” Novellas



BOOK SUMMARY:

CAN FUN IN THE SUN TURN INTO LASTING LOVE?
Spring break in Key West with my besties was supposed to be casual fun. But I never expected to meet James Hunt. Sex and frolic? Yes! A relationship? No. But his hot blue eyes and confident manner drew me in. And when he let me see the man behind the mask, I fell hard, foolishly believing there could be a future for us. Of course I never considered our relationship might be based on lies...or that his betrayal could rock my foundation and make me question everything I believed in...    

OR WILL A LIFE BUILT ON LIES RUIN EVERYTHING?
The moment I saw Quinn I knew I had to have her. She hooked me with her cool eyes and don’t touch me attitude. I had it all, money, social status, and looks. I could get any girl I wanted...until her. When my friends challenged me with a bet to get her into bed by the end of the week, I couldn’t pass it up. But sex wasn’t supposed to turn into love. She wasn’t supposed to change me, push me, and make me want more for myself. She wasn’t supposed to wreck me in all ways. And now, if I can’t turn my lies into truth, I just might lose her forever...

Brittany's Review: 
4.5 Stars!

Beyond me is the perfect book to read with a cocktail in your hand lounging by the beach. Too bad I couldn't be near a beach at the time. I truly loved reading this book. It kept me wanting more and needing to know each character that much more.

James is the rich, good looking playboy who always throws the best parties on the Key West. Looking at him, one might think he has it all, but he is missing a lot to his life that no one seems to realize. He is lonely and has no clue what direction his life is headed in.

Quinn is the girl who puts all her focus into school and helping others. She knows what life is like without money and that it isn't always easy. Her friends and her go to Florida for spring break with the intent to have fun, and each have summer flings that end with great sex and nothing more.

Neither Quinn nor James ever expected for more than sex but sometimes life has other plans. Unfortunately their relationship starts out quickly with lies. Will they be able to get past the lies, and go beyond the spring break hook up that they had wanted from the start with no emotions involved.

Beyond Me is captivating, and doesn't disappoint. I expected no less when I received the ARC for this book. Jennifer Probst always writes such great stories and leaves me wanting more. This is one of the first Novella's I have ever read, and it has given me a new outlook on novella's. I will definitely be taking the time to read them more often. Hope everyone enjoys this story as much as I have, and remember to go get you a Sex on The Beach! ;)





Author Information



Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.
She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon's Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at www.jenniferprobst.com.


Website:  www.jenniferprobst.com
Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2965489.Jennifer_Probst


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