Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Savor You (Fusion #5) by Kristen Proby: Release Blitz Review


Blurb:

In the next sizzling romance in Kristen Proby's New York Times bestselling Fusion series, two celebrity chefs compete in a culinary competition, but resisting each other will prove to be the greater challenge.

Cooking isn't what Mia Palazzo does, it's who she is. Food is her passion . . . her pride . . . her true love. She's built a stellar menu full of delicious and sexy meals for her restaurant, Seduction. Now, after being open for only a few short years, Mia’s restaurant is being featured on Best Bites TV. To say Seduction is a wild success is an understatement. All the blood, sweat, tears, and endless hours of work Mia has put into the restaurant has finally paid off.

Then Camden Sawyer, the biggest mistake of her life, walks into her kitchen . . .

Camden's celebrity chef status is world-renowned. He's the best there is, and the kitchen is where he's most at home. He can't resist the invitation to Portland for a showdown against Mia for a new television show. Mia was in his life years ago, and just like before, he's met his match in the beautiful Italian spitfire. The way she commands the kitchen is mesmerizing, and her recipes are clever and delicious. He's never had qualms about competition, and this is no different. He can't wait to go head to head with Mia. But can he convince her the chemistry they share in the kitchen would be just as great in the bedroom as well? As Mia and Camden face off, neither realizes how high the stakes are as their reputations are put on the line and their hearts are put to the ultimate test.


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About Kristen Proby:

Kristen is the author of the Amazon and USA Today bestselling With Me In Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.

Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.

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Yvette's Review:

One by one, four of the five co-owners of Seduction have gotten their chance at a Happily-Ever-After in the previous books in Kristen Proby’s Fusion Series. With Savor You comes the fifth and final book in the series, and with it, Mia’s story. I’ve long been curious about who the author would pair with Seduction’s fiery Italian chef, and I was thrilled to learn she would get a second chance at love with a mysterious former flame. Like each book in the Fusion Series, Savor You is a flirty, sexy romance packed with heat and heart. Throw in several smoking hot love scenes, a cast of tight-knit, engaging characters, and a storyline with minimal angst, and Savor You is exactly the type of book I love to read.

If I had to pick a favorite trope, it would be the second chance romance. The familiarity and the intimacy between the characters is so much more impactful when they have a history with each other. That’s exactly the case with protagonists, Mia Palazzo and Camden Sawyer in Savor You. The renowned chefs are reunited for a cooking competition where things heat up quickly, both in and out of the kitchen. Mia and Camden discover that their chemistry is as potent as the sexual tension that simmers between them.

When it comes to her career, Mia is driven, intensely passionate, and single-minded in her focus on running the kitchen at Seduction. It was therefore a fascinating change of pace that Camden’s character is more confident and laidback, calmly and coolly taking everything that comes at him in stride. With Camden, Mia’s playful, more carefree side emerges, while Mia brings out Camden’s sweet, protective side. Camden and Mia have a good-naturedly teasing banter that’s just plain entertaining. They can be intimate and vulnerable with each other but they can also laugh and joke around and not take themselves too seriously. Most importantly, I loved that Camden builds up Mia’s self-esteem when she’s preoccupied with her insecurities – a quality that had me sighing and swooning with each thoughtful action and heartfelt comment.

With Savor You, Kristen Proby delivers a lighthearted, amusing, and hopelessly romantic love story. This book is a delightfully perfect conclusion not just to Mia’s story but to the entire Fusion Series that fans of the series will undoubtedly love. It’s always bittersweet when a favorite series comes to an end, but I can’t wait to see what else this author has in store.

*complimentary copy provided by publisher for an honest review

Rating: 5 Stars
 

Iron Princess (Savage Trilogy #2) by Meghan March: Release Blitz


Blurb:

New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author, Meghan March, continues the story of her next devastating and damaged anti-hero in Iron Princess.

He’s a mystery. An enigma.
His very identity is a secret buried beneath layers of deception.
He’s also an addiction I can’t shake. An attraction I can’t fight.
And then I found out exactly who he is—a man more dangerous than the devil himself.
Now I need him in order to save everything that matters to me.
I have to pull back. Protect myself from the danger that haunts his every step.
Which would be easy . . . if I could stop myself from falling in love with him.


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About the Author:

Meghan March is the author of contemporary and erotic romance novels.

Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She’s also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she’s ever had. She loves hearing from her readers at meghanmarchbooks@gmail.com.

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Disturbing His Peace (The Academy #3) by Tessa Bailey: ARC Review

Blurb:

She’s got probable cause to make her move . . .

Danika Silva can’t stand Lt. Greer Burns. Her roommate’s older brother may be sexy as hell, but he’s also a cold, unfeeling robot. She just wants to graduate and forget about her scowling superior. But when a dangerous mistake lands Danika on probation—under Greer’s watch—she’s forced to interact with the big, hulking jerk. Call him daily to check in? Done. Ride shotgun in his cruiser every night? Done. Try not to climb into his giant, muscular lap and kiss him? Umm…

Greer doesn’t let anything—or anyone—distract him from the job. Except lately, all he can think about is Danika. He’s wanted the beautiful, cocky recruit since the moment he saw her. But she’s reckless and unpredictable, and Greer is painfully aware of what can happen when an officer doesn’t follow the rules. Probation seemed like a good idea, but now Danika’s scent is in his car and he’s replayed her voicemails twenty times. Christ, he’s a goner.

Danika’s melting Greer’s stone-cold exterior one ride-along at a time. Being together could have serious consequences… but breaking a few rules never hurt anybody, right?

Releases: April 24, 2018


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About the Author:

Thank you for your interest in my books! I'm Tessa and I live in the crazy, loud, overcrowded borough of Brooklyn, New York. I love it here. This city is a constant source of inspiration, which is why I've decided to set my most recent books in the Line of Duty Series here.

I moved to New York when I was eighteen, the day after I graduated high school. Threw my suitcase in the back of a Chevrolet Cavalier and drove across the country to find my adventure. I'm still finding it, little by little.

Thank you for being a part of it.


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Yvette's Review:

The combination of gruff, growly Alpha male, a no-nonsense, badass heroine, and the enemies-to-lovers trope already sounds like a promising book, doesn’t it? When that book is written by Tessa Bailey a.k.a. one of my FAVORITE authors? It instantly moves to the top of my TBR list! I’m a huge fan of the author’s Academy Series and I have been DYING to read Disturbing His Peace, mostly because the author hinted at an attraction developing between Greer and Danika in previous books in the series. I may or may not have squealed when this hint became an actuality because holy sexual tension! I’m blushing just thinking about these two characters! But I’m getting ahead of myself…

Part enemies-to-lovers and part opposites attract romance, Disturbing His Peace follows Lieutenant Greer Burns and Academy trainee, Danika Silva just as the tension that’s been simmering between them comes to a boil. Anyone who’s witnessed the intimidatingly tough Lieutenant interact with the forthright, fearless officer-in-training wouldn’t suspect their relationship to be anything but professional. Under the surface, however, there are roiling emotions and pent-up, uncontrollable desires that are threatening to be unleashed. When an incident finds Danika in need of Greer’s help, the professional barrier that previously existed between them is brought down by flirtatious banter, lingering stares, and pure, unadulterated lust.

It’s because of, not despite, their differences that make Danika and Greer such a captivating pair. Danika is impulsive where Greer is careful, emotional where he’s guarded, and takes risks when he overanalyzes. She injects gray into his world of black and white while drawing out his dominating, possessive instincts. In short, Danika and Greer KILLED me. They wreaked havoc with my emotions, had my pulse pounding in anticipation, and had me smiling, swooning, and/or blushing nonstop. Did I mention Greer is dirty-talker with dominant tendencies in the bedroom? The man gives Matt (Staking His Claim, anyone?) a run for his money, which is saying something.

With a storyline that had me riveted from start to finish, characters that’ll tug on your heartstrings and make you fall head over heels in love with them, and love scenes that are off-the-charts steamy, Disturbing His Peace is a must-read. This book... It’s AMAZING. I just want to gush about how sweet and sexy and swoon-worthy it is. Because it is. Disturbing His Peace is heart-meltingly sweet, jaw-droppingly sexy, and oh-so-swoon-worthy. As much as I'm reluctant to say goodbye to The Academy Series, I think Disturbing His Peace is the perfect send-off.

*complimentary copy provided by publisher for an honest review

Rating: 5 Stars

The Hardest Fall by Ella Maise: Release Blitz & Giveaway

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Have you guys one-clicked The Hardest Fall by Ella Maise? The author's new STANDALONE

Blurb:

The first time you meet someone, you make eye contact. You smile, say hello. Should be simple, if you’re anyone but me. The first time I met Dylan Reed, I found myself making eye contact with a different part of his body. You see, I’m very good at being shy, not to mention extremely well-versed in rambling nonsense and, unfortunately, rather highly skilled at making a fool of myself in front of a guy I’m attracted to.

At the time, I knew nothing about him and thought none of what I said would matter since I’d never speak to him again. Turns out, I was very wrong. He was the star wide receiver of the football team, one of the few players expected to make it into the NFL, and I ended up seeing him all over campus.
I might have also propositioned him, run away from him, attacked him with a cooking utensil…and…uh, maybe I shouldn’t tell you all of it. It’s pretty normal stuff, things you’d expect…from me. Eventually, the time came when I couldn’t hide anymore—not that he’d have let me even if I tried.
Before now, he never knew I was secretly watching him. Now that we see each other every day, he knows when I have a hard time looking away. It doesn’t help that I’m not the most subtle person in the world either.

He smiles at me and tells me he finds me fascinating because of my quirks. I can’t even tell him that I think my heart beats differently whenever he’s around.

He thinks we’re going to be best friends. I think I have a big thing for him, and the more I get to know him, the more I don’t care that I’m not allowed to be his friend, let alone fall for him.

The thing is, that’s exactly what I’m doing—what we’re doing, I think.

Falling.

Hard.


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About the Author:

Writing has become my world and I can’t imagine myself doing anything other than giving life to new characters and new stories. You know how some things simply makes your heart burst with happiness? A really good book, a puppy, hugging someone you’ve been missing like crazy? That’s what writing does to me. And all the hard work, all the sleepless nights, all the anxiety…everything is worth it at the end. And I'm hoping that reading my books will leave you with that same happy feeling.

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99 Cents Sale Alert from Entangled: Lovestruck


Calling all rom-com lovers! Entangled Publishing is having a sale on their Lovestruck imprint and seven of their STANDALONE novels by various authors have been discounted to 99 cents. These books are regularly $2.99 or $3.99 each so you're saving $2-$3 per book! This deal ends on the 27th so don't hesitate to one-click.

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