Cover Reveal: Rebel Heir by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

We are thrilled to bring you the cover from New York Times Bestselling authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward, REBEL HEIR the first book in a new, sexy duet releasing on April 9th!

COVER CREDITS:
Model: Micah Truitt
Photographer: Leonardo Corredor
Cover designer: Sommer Stein, Perfect Pear Creative

 

 

How to kick off a great summer in the Hamptons:

Snag a gorgeous rental on the beach. Check.

Get a job at a trendy summer haunt. Check.

How to screw up a great summer in the Hamptons:

Fall for the one guy with a dark leather jacket, scruff on his face, and intense eyes that doesn’t fit in with the rest of the tony looking crowd. A guy you can’t have when you’ll be leaving at the end of the season.

Check. Check. Check.

I should add—especially when the guy is your sexy, tattooed God of a boss.

Especially when he not only owns your place of employment but inherited half of the town.

Especially when he’s mean to you.

Or so I thought.

Until one night when he demanded I get in his car so he could drive me home because he didn’t want me walking in the dark.

That was sort of how it all started with Rush.

And then little by little, some of the walls of this hardass man started to come down.

I never expected that the two of us, seemingly opposites from the outside, would grow so close.

I wasn’t supposed to fall for the rebel heir, especially when he made it clear he didn’t want to cross the line with me.

As the temperature turned cooler, the nights became hotter. My summer became a lot more interesting—and complicated.

All good things must come to an end, right?

Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.

Rebel Heir is the first book in the Rush Series Duet. Book Two, Rebel Heart, will release six weeks later on May, 22, 2018.

Add to Goodreads ➜ Rebel Heir (Book One)

Add to Goodreads ➜Rebel Heart (Book Two)

 

 

 

PRE-ORDER

iBooks exclusive pre-order ➜ Rebel Heir (Book One)

iBooks exclusive pre-order ➜ Rebel Heart (Book Two)

Amazon paperback ➜ Rebel Heir (Book One)

Amazon paperback ➜ Rebel Heart (Book Two)

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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over ninety Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son and beautiful daughter with autism.

With over a million books sold, she is a seventeen-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over fifteen novels, including RoomHate which hit #2 on the New York Times bestseller list and #1 on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list. Other New York Times bestsellers include Stepbrother Dearest, Neighbor Dearest, Drunk Dial, Cocky Bastard, Stuck-Up Suit, Playboy Pilot and Mister Moneybags (the latter four co-written with Vi Keeland).

Connect with Penelope Ward

Facebook Fan Group | Facebook | Website |Twitter | Instagram

 

 

Other books by the authors:

 

Cocky Bastard

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1LfN3fc

iTunes: http://apple.co/1PffE2J

B&N: http://bit.ly/1EjxNpY

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1UxCSUO

 

Stuck-Up Suit

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1S3LnpZ

iBooks: http://apple.co/1Qbwy57

B&N: http://bit.ly/29vrQhV

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1RJdUif

 

Playboy Pilot

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2d5I5rS

iBooks: http://apple.co/1Wb06Cf

Nook: bit.ly/2caXPEK

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2cJDXO1

 

Mister Moneybags

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2oTaaHf

B&N: http://smarturl.it/kx7h8m

iBooks: http://smarturl.it/3y1tuq

Kobo: http://smarturl.it/qqf5ho

 

Dear Bridget, I Want You

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2sGyJbZ

iBooks: http://smarturl.it/y4x3xi

B&N: http://smarturl.it/o780mb

 

Other books from Vi Keeland:

 

Standalone novels

Sex, Not Love

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2DtUO0L

iBooks: http://smarturl.it/vlfabb

B&N: http://smarturl.it/hivkor

Kobo: http://smarturl.it/9bxfwx

Google Play: http://smarturl.it/19muiq

Audio: http://smarturl.it/qbf0bs

 

Beautiful Mistake

Amazon eBook: http://amzn.to/2uoeoJN

iBooks: http://smarturl.it/20x53a

B&N: http://smarturl.it/n8jey6

Kobo: http://smarturl.it/1btxsz

 

Egomaniac

Amazon: http://smarturl.it/b1gi74

iBooks: http://apple.co/2fIsmvC

B&N: http://smarturl.it/t4ohsv

Kobo: http://smarturl.it/azmhq9

 

Bossman

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2a8D5B6

iBooks: http://apple.co/25x2jyX

B&N: http://bit.ly/29sL4H2

Kobo: http://bit.ly/29lW19I

 

The Baller

Amazon: amzn.to/1PBF2hG

iBooks: http://bit.ly/iBooksBaller

B&N: http:// bit.ly/BarnesBaller

Kobo: http:// bit.ly/KoboBaller

 

Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel)

http://www.amazon.com/Left-Behind-Vi-Keeland-ebook/dp/B00OJM92LI/

 

First Thing I See

http://www.amazon.com/First-Thing-See-Vi-Keeland-ebook/dp/B00AWXY3HG

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/first-thing-i-see-ms-vi-keeland/1114703332

 

 

Life on Stage series (2 standalone books)

Beat

http://www.amazon.com/Beat-Vi-Keeland-ebook/dp/B00ZOMUV12/ http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/beat-vi-keeland/1121715501 https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/beat/id983959123 https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/beat-5

 

Throb

http://www.amazon.com/Throb-Vi-Keeland-ebook/dp/B00SS2RYBU

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/throb/id948747986

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/throb-vi-keeland/1121112695

https://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/throb-4

 

MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books)

Worth the Fight

http://www.amazon.com/Worth-Fight-Vi-Keeland-ebook/dp/B00FLG5B9S

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/worth-the-fight/id805540252

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/worth-the-fight-vi-keeland/1117014180

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/worth-the-fight

 

Worth the Chance

http://www.amazon.com/Worth-Chance-Vi-Keeland-ebook/dp/B00I2UKQOK

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/worth-the-chance/id813714461

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/worth-the-chance-vi-keeland/1118634058

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/worth-the-chance

 

Worth Forgiving

http://www.amazon.com/Worth-Forgiving-Vi-Keeland-ebook/dp/B00MWL78EG

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/worth-forgiving/id906130022?ls=1&mt=11

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/worth-forgiving-vi-keeland/1120173153

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/worth-forgiving

 

The Cole Series (2 book serial)

Belong to You

http://www.amazon.com/Belong-You-A-Cole-Novel-ebook/dp/B00BUTCXLE/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/belong-to-you/id639401754

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/belong-to-you-vi-keeland/1114962845

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/belong-to-you

 

Made for You

http://www.amazon.com/Made-You-A-Cole-Novel-ebook/dp/B00DPWVKS6

https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/made-for-you/id84550637

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/made-for-you-vi-keeland/1115883225

http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/belong-to-you

 

Other books from Penelope Ward:

 

Gentleman Nine

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2ELlxJl

iBooks: http://bit.ly/2D7K7Qi

Nook: http://bit.ly/2EPuDCn

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2nMeoP3

Google Play: http://bit.ly/2C9ESTm

Audio: http://amzn.to/2nHRlVQ

 

Drunk Dial

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2fXfzKn

iBooks: http://apple.co/2tq7dRz

Nook: http://bit.ly/2xeEH2H

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2ihXnMD

Audio: http://amzn.to/2fWnsQg

 

Mack Daddy

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2kWzE1S

iTunes: http://apple.co/2iNrIPj

B&N: http://hyperurl.co/aiypfj

Kobo: http://hyperurl.co/r3hv19

 

RoomHate

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1TksrpE

iTunes: http://apple.co/1PgsvE7

B&N: http://bit.ly/1PLGnSL

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1POvSnW

 

Stepbrother Dearest

Amazon:  http://amzn.to/1mFNMeg

ITunes: http://bit.ly/YER0mT

B&N: http://bit.ly/1taMFjG

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1fJaaBs

 

Neighbor Dearest

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2aS8BPa

iTunes: http://apple.co/29mC6L8

B&N: http://bit.ly/2akQ2aq

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2axt1SY

 

Sins of Sevin

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1F9tbc3

iTunes: http://apple.co/1K8mzGg

B&N: http://bit.ly/1hTKAKE

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1OaGY3D

 

Jake Undone (Jake #1)

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1dJrHBC

iTunes: http://apple.co/1fJayQ8

B&N: http://bit.ly/1obAwJ6

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1SPKl0M

 

My Skylar

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1obOG2F

iTunes: http://bit.ly/SLNOTR

B&N: http://bit.ly/SLO1qi

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1kNrtAB

 

Jake Understood (Jake #2)

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1GFdves

iTunes: http://apple.co/1DQQwgC

B&N: http://bit.ly/1FwJC0z

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1LQ7Fvk

 

Gemini

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1vgk1SE

iTunes: http://apple.co/1QTaONj

B&N: http://bit.ly/1KfmLHD

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1BGJ2wu

Release Blitz & ARC Review: Reckless by Lex Martin

 

Title: Reckless
Author: Lex Martin
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: February 20, 2018

 

Blurb
Tori…
For the record, I’m not going to hook up with my boss.
I’m a lot of things—a screwup, a basket case, a flunky. But when I take a nanny job to be near my pregnant sister, I swear to myself I’ll walk the straight and narrow, which means I cannot fall for my insanely hot boss.
I don’t want to be tempted by that rugged rancher. By his chiseled muscles or southern charm or the way he snuggles his kids at bedtime. Ethan Carter won’t get the key to my heart, no matter how much I want him. 

 

Ethan…
Between us, she’s the last thing I need as I finalize my hellish divorce. 
What sane man trying to rebuild his life wants a hot nanny with long, sexy hair, curves for miles, and a smart mouth? A perfectly kissable, pouty mouth that I shouldn’t notice.
My focus is on my kids and my ranch, not the insufferable siren who sleeps in the room next to mine. It doesn’t matter that she wins over my kids in a heartbeat or runs my life better than I do. Tori Duran is the one woman I can’t have and shouldn’t want, no matter how much I crave her. 

 

Purchase Links
$2.99 for release week only!
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Also Available
USA Today Bestseller
On SALE for the first time – 99c limited time only!
Shameless is a standalone featuring a different couple

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
B&N / KOBO / iBOOKS
GOOGLE PLAY

 

 

Author Bio
Lex writes contemporary romance, the sexy kind with lotsa angst, a whole lotta kissing, and the hot happily ever afters. When she’s not writing, she lives a parallel life as an English teacher. She loves printing black and white photos, listening to music on vinyl, and getting lost in a great book. Bitten by wanderlust, she’s lived all over the country but currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and twin daughters.

 

Author Links


 

 

 

Giveaway

 

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Oh my gosh! I didn’t think it was possible to love Lex’s writing more, but this book was amazing! I loved Shameless, and I loved this book more than that one. Definitely 5 out of 5 stars! Thanks to Give Me Books Promotions for providing me a copy in exchange for a honest review.

 

So I wasn’t too sure how I’d feel about Tori’s book; we saw her a little in Shameless, and she was a teen at the time, so a little moody/bratty. But I loved her in this book! She’s grown up some, and she’s just such a good person. Like this entire book felt like her redemption after her small snippets in the previous book.

 

Mila and Cody were beyond adorable. And I loved seeing more of Brady, Kat, and Izzy. I also liked Logan a lot. Lex…please, please, please do a book about him?!? And the newest addition to my book boyfriend list is Ethan. He is freaking perfection! A funny, sweet, über hot single dad who is the actual best with his kids. Single dad romance might be my newest favorite trope.

 

The chemistry between Tori and Ethan was great, and it felt natural to me. I couldn’t get enough of these two, and that epilogue had me swooning. I finished this book in pretty much a day. I started this Friday evening around 6-7 PM (reading for several hours before bed), and finished Saturday around 6 PM. It was that good! Read this (and maybe Shameless beforehand) if you love romance!

 

Gentleman Nine by Penelope Ward Release Day Promo

 

Amazon | iBooks | Amazon Paperback | Nook | Kobo | AUDIO Amazon | Audible

 

 

From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.

 

Growing up, the three of us were friends.

He was the nerd.

I was the playboy.

She was the beauty.

 

Deep down, I only ever wanted her. I kept it inside because Rory and I made a pact that our friend, Amber, was off-limits.

He lied.

 

I went off to college, and he got the girl.

Amber never knew how I felt.

They were together for years—before he broke her heart.

 

Through it all and across the miles, she and I casually stayed in touch.

When my job sent me to Boston for a three-month contract position, Amber let me stay in her spare room.

 

Still reeling from her breakup, she’d sworn off men.

One night, I opened her computer to find the shock of my life. She’d hesitantly contacted a male escort company. Afraid to date and get her heart broken again, she was looking for sex with no strings.

Every emotion imaginable ran through me: protectiveness, jealousy—curiosity.

Amber had chosen Gentleman Number Nine and sent him a message.

She opened up to him, confessing, among other things, her physical attraction to her friend— me. But she considered me off-limits—and she thought I was a manwhore. (Ironic, considering the circumstances.)

 

Eventually, she set up a date to meet Gentleman Nine at a hotel.

When she showed up several nights later to meet him, she got the surprise of her life to see me standing there—with an offer I hoped she wouldn’t refuse.

 

 

 

 

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She’s a seventeen-time New York Times bestseller. Her novels are published in over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world. Having grown up in Boston with five older brothers, she spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 13-year-old girl with autism and a 12-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.

Connect with Penelope Ward

Facebook Fan Group | Facebook | Website |Twitter | Instagram

 

Other standalones from Penelope Ward:

Drunk Dial:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2fXfzKn

iBooks: http://apple.co/2tq7dRz

Nook: http://bit.ly/2xeEH2H

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2ihXnMD

 

Mack Daddy:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2kWzE1S

iBooks: http://apple.co/2iNrIPj

Nook: http://hyperurl.co/aiypfj

Kobo: http://hyperurl.co/r3hv19

 

Stepbrother Dearest:

Amazon:  http://amzn.to/1mFNMeg

iBooks: http://bit.ly/YER0mT

Nook: http://bit.ly/1taMFjG

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1fJaaBs

 

Neighbor Dearest:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2aWvypX

iBooks: http://apple.co/29mC6L8

Nook: http://bit.ly/2akQ2aq

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2axt1SY

 

RoomHate:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/294lIeT

iBooks: http://apple.co/1PgsvE7

Nook: http://bit.ly/1PLGnSL

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1POvSnW

 

Dear Bridget, I Want You: (co-written with Vi Keeland)

Amazon: http://smarturl.it/kh2bxf

iBooks: http://smarturl.it/y4x3xi

Nook: http://smarturl.it/o780mb

Kobo: http://smarturl.it/kfgc6a

 

Mister Moneybags: (co-written with Vi Keeland)

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2ny7GhN

iBooks: http://smarturl.it/3y1tuq

Nook: http://smarturl.it/kx7h8m

Kobo: http://smarturl.it/qqf5ho

 

Playboy Pilot: (co-written with Vi Keeland)

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2dbetFA

iBooks: http://apple.co/1Wb06Cf

Nook: http://bit.ly/2c9vRdV

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2ctb6dv

 

Stuck-Up Suit: (co-written with Vi Keeland)

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1S3LnpZ

iBooks: http://apple.co/1Qbwy57

Nook: http://bit.ly/29vrQhV

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/stuck-up-suit

 

Cocky Bastard: (co-written with Vi Keeland)

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1MvHLg2

iBooks: http://apple.co/1PffE2J

Nook: http://bit.ly/1EjxNpY

Kobo:  http://bit.ly/1UxCSUO

 

Sins of Sevin:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1F9tbc3

iBooks: http://apple.co/1K8mzGg

Nook: http://bit.ly/1hTKAKE

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1OaGY3D

 

Jake Undone (Jake #1):

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1dJrHBC

Nook: http://bit.ly/1obAwJ6

iBooks: http://apple.co/1fJayQ8

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1SPKl0M

 

Jake Understood (Jake #2):

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1GFdves

Nook: http://bit.ly/1FwJC0z

iBooks: http://apple.co/1DQQwgC

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1LQ7Fvk

 

My Skylar:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1obOG2F

iBooks: http://bit.ly/SLNOTR

Nook: http://bit.ly/SLO1qi

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1kNrtAB

 

Gemini:

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1vgk1SE

Nook: http://bit.ly/1KfmLHD

iBooks: http://apple.co/1QTaONj

Kobo: http://bit.ly/1BGJ2wu

Book Review: Three Blind Dates by Meghan Quinn

Title: Three Blind Dates
Author: Meghan Quinn
Series: Dating by Numbers #1
Publisher: Hot-Lanta Publishing, LLC
Publication date: January 4, 2018
Pages: 386
Source: Purchased
Summary (via Goodreads): A modern day take on You’ve Got Mail with a twist. This laugh out loud and heartwarming romantic comedy from bestselling author Meghan Quinn will keep you on the edge of your feet as you fall in love with each and every blind date. 

 

“Good Morning Malibu, it’s another beautiful day on the west coast! I’m Noely Clark, your host: and I’m in the market for love…” 

 

When the publicity team of the new local restaurant, Going in Blind, began their search for a hot, local celebrity to promote the wildly popular eatery, they couldn’t have found a better person than me. 

 

Outgoing? Check.
Single? Check.
Open to finding love? Check. 

 

I signed up immediately. 

 

A hopeless romantic with an exceedingly demanding schedule, I’ve found it impossible to find the man of my dreams—so Going in Blind seems too good to be true! That’s until they start setting me up on dates—three very different, very attractive, very distinct blind dates—and only one thing is for certain . . . 

 

I’m in big trouble. 

 

“Good Morning Malibu,
I’m Noely Clark, and I have a choice to make.
The question is who will I choose; the suit, the rebel, or the jock.” 

 

*** This is a full length novel, 115,000 words, with a happily ever after, no cliffhanger, no cheating, and full of heart, humor and, steamy heat. ***

 

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This one was so good! It’s my first book by this author, but definitely not my last. I liked Noely a lot…and let me tell you: The Suit, The Rebel, and The Jock are HOT! I’m giving this 5 out of 5 stars.

 

So the concept of this one was super cute! A modern You’ve Got Mail? Who doesn’t love that? Like I can’t even with how much this book made me smile. Without spoiling who she ends up with, I freaking love the guy. Where can I get one of my own? And honestly, all the guys are pretty freaking great…besides a few minor flaws like timing, and what was going on in their lives at the moment.

 

There’s some sexy times in this book, but honestly there was much more of a focus on courtship, on friendship, on finding yourself, and following your heart finally. I loved the epilogue, and I cannot wait for the next book. Super excited for that one! I signed up for an ARC, and I hope I get approved for it. *fingers crossed* Read this one if you like romantic comedies! It’s so entertaining, and a quick read.

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Stacking the Shelves

 

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. Stacking the Shelves is about sharing the books you’re adding to your shelves. You can include books you buy in a physical store or online, books your borrow from the library or friends, review books, gifts and eBooks.

 

Here’s a series I bought recently (The Nevernight Chronicle) that I bought in anticipation for Amie and Jay’s book tour in March, several eARCs I got approved for on Netgalley, a couple eARCs that I downloaded through Edelweiss, and a book I borrowed from Jessica (thanks girl!).

 

With that said, here are the books I’ve bought, borrowed, and received:

 

Bought:

 

Netgalley:

    

 

Edelweiss:

 

Borrowed:

 

What are you Stacking the Shelves with this week? Any books you can’t wait to read?

First Lines Fridays [13]

 

First Lines Fridays is a weekly feature for book lovers hosted by Wandering Words. What if instead of judging a book by its cover, its author or its prestige, we judged it by its opening lines?

  • Pick a book off your shelf (it could be your current read or on your TBR) and open to the first page
  • Copy the first few lines, but don’t give anything else about the book away just yet – you need to hook the reader first
  • Finally… reveal the book!

 

 

Is today a good day to die? This is something I ask myself in the morning when I wake up.

 

THE FIRST LINES CAME FROM…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven 

The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park in this exhilarating and heart-wrenching love story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who intends to die.

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Elle Fanning!
 
Theodore Finch is fascinated by death, and he constantly thinks of ways he might kill himself. But each time, something good, no matter how small, stops him.

Violet Markey lives for the future, counting the days until graduation, when she can escape her Indiana town and her aching grief in the wake of her sister’s recent death.

When Finch and Violet meet on the ledge of the bell tower at school, it’s unclear who saves whom. And when they pair up on a project to discover the “natural wonders” of their state, both Finch and Violet make more important discoveries: It’s only with Violet that Finch can be himself—a weird, funny, live-out-loud guy who’s not such a freak after all. And it’s only with Finch that Violet can forget to count away the days and start living them. But as Violet’s world grows, Finch’s begins to shrink.

This is an intense, gripping novel perfect for fans of Jay Asher, Rainbow Rowell, John Green, Gayle Forman, and Jenny Downham from a talented new voice in YA, Jennifer Niven.

 

Would you read this book based on the first lines? Let me know in the comments!

Audiobook Review: Shameless by Lex Martin

Title: Shameless
Author: Lex Martin
Publisher: Audible Studios
Publication date: April 26, 2016
Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
Source: Purchased
Summary (via Goodreads): Brady…

 

What the hell do I know about raising a baby? Nothing. Not a goddamn thing. 

 

Yet here I am, the sole guardian of my niece. I’d be lost if it weren’t for Katherine, the beautiful girl who seems to have all the answers. Katherine, who’s slowly finding her way into my cynical heart.

 

I keep reminding myself that I can’t fall for someone when we don’t have a future. But telling myself this lie and believing it are two different things. 

 

Katherine…

 

When Brady shows up on a Harley, looking like an avenging angel—six feet, three inches of chiseled muscle, eyes the color of wild sage, and sun-kissed skin emblazoned with tattoos—I’m not sure if I should fall at his feet or run like hell. Because if I tell him what happened the night his family died, he might hate me. 

 

What I don’t count on are the nights we spend together trying to forget the heartache that brought us here. I promise him it won’t mean anything, that I won’t fall in love.

 

I shouldn’t make promises I can’t keep.

 

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So freaking good! This was my first book by this author (in anticipation for the ARC I received of Reckless), and it definitely won’t be my last. I’m giving this 5 out of 5 stars.

 

I listened to the audiobook, and really liked the narrators overall. Especially the female narrator’s interpretation of Brady’s voice. That Boston accent she did for him was wicked awesome! I absolutely adored both Katherine and Brady, along with a lot of the other minor characters. And Izzy was super cute!

 

So this book is kind of emotionally heavy, which you can probably tell from the summary. I didn’t cry while reading, but my heart kind of broke at spots. Brady and his family, and even Katherine, are going through a tough time after losing loved ones, along with some other setbacks life throws their way. And if anyone’s life is completely turned upside down, it’s Brady. I feel bad for the poor guy, and everything that’s dumped on his plate. But everything works out in the end; I’m so glad he gets a happy ending!

 

I loved how the connection between these two characters unfolded, how Brady was with his niece, and the raw emotions we got a glimpse of here and there. And the epilogue was so good. I can’t wait to see a little more from these characters in Reckless…which I need to devour ASAP! I highly recommend checking out this book if you’re a romance lover. I can’t wait to go back and read the other books this author has written when I have a little free time.

 

Waiting on Wednesday [75]

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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme, hosted by Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we’re eagerly awaiting.

 

There are so many books I’m excited about, so I’ll definitely keep doing Waiting on Wednesday. With that said, here’s my pick that I can’t wait for.

 

Title: Blood Type
Author: K.A. Linde
Publication date: April 24, 2018
Summary (via Goodreads): A startling new vision of paranormal romance: When a human ventures into the world of vampires—a decadent milieu of blood-bonds and betrayal—she discovers that not all is what it seems.

For Reyna Carpenter, giving up her body isn’t a choice. It’s survival.

In a civilization laid waste by poverty and desperation, Reyna accepts a high-paying position with the wealthy and hungry vampire elite. Her new job is as the live-in blood escort for the intimidating, demanding, and devilishly handsome Beckham Anderson. He’s everything she expected from a vampire, except for one thing—he won’t feed off her.

Reyna soon discovers that behind Beckham’s brooding, wicked façade lies a unique and complex man. And that, in a dark and divided world, she is more valuable than she ever would have believed.

For with each passing night, Reyna can’t shake the sensation that it’s Beckham who’s afraid of her.

Note: Reyna and Beckham’s story continues in Blood Match.

This ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.


Why I Chose This Book:

If you don’t already know this about me, I freaking LOVE vampire romances. I haven’t read a ton, but they are my jam regardless of that fact. And this one sounds, and looks, amazing. So yes please! I requested an ARC, and I have my fingers crossed that I get approved to read it.

 

What upcoming releases are you most excited about?

Top Ten Tuesday: Sexy Romances

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme previously hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. Every week there’s a new topic for a top ten list.

 

This week’s topic is Love Freebie (Romances, swoons, OTPs, kisses, sexy scenes, etc.). I went with Sexy Romances.

 

        

1. Taming Him by Kennedy Fox  This book was AMAZING! And let’s not even get me started on the sexy as heck cowboy(s) within these pages. Cowboys aren’t usually my thing, but I make an exception for these men. *fans self*

2. Stage Dive series by Kylie Scott  I loved this series so freaking much, so if you haven’t read it yet, get on it! The books follow the members of the band Stage Dive, and their love interests. Each man is amazing, although I’m partial to Mal and David myself.

3. Four Letter Word by J. Daniels – I enjoyed this book a lot, and can’t wait to read the other two in the series that have been published already. You’re in for a lot of sexy times, and laughs, with this one.

4. Off-Campus series by Elle Kennedy – I’ve yet to read book 4 of this series, but the first 3 are fantastic! I loved Garrett and Dean so much. Logan was good, but not my favorite.

5. Hooking Up by Helena Hunting – I didn’t know this was book 2 in a series, but regardless, I still ended up loving it. It was so good! I love the mystery guy. Where can I get one for myself?

        

6. The Hating Game by Sally Thorne  There were definitely some sexy times in this one, but I feel like most of the sexiness came from the witty back and forth banter, and the sexual tension. This is one of my absolute favorite books! READ IT!

7. A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas – This one isn’t a conventional romance book, but some of the scenes in this book are fiah!!!!! I want to re-read this one ASAP, so I can finally read ACOWAR.

8. Doc by S.M. Lumetta – Once again, I didn’t know this was book 2 in a series, but I still adored this one. Check out my review that posted yesterday here. Doc was amazing, and pretty dang sexy.

9. The Perfect Play by Jaci Burton – There’s quite a bit of sex in this one, but the plot also has a lot of other elements to it as well. I really enjoyed this book overall, and I can’t wait to read more of this series.

10. Shameless by Lex Martin – I just finished the audiobook of this one this past weekend, because I have an ARC of Reckless, which is set in the same world with overlapping characters. It was so good! I smiled and laughed quite a lot, even if the book has a bit of a darker subject matter.

 

Have you read any of the books I listed here? If so, what’d you think of them?

ARC Review: Doc by S.M. Lumetta

Title: Doc
Author: S.M. Lumetta
Series: Bodhi Beach #2
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication date: February 12, 2018
Source: Publicist/author
Summary (via Goodreads): Nora Bennett doesn’t need a man.

 

She is sure of this—except perhaps when it comes to the sexy stack of Aussie that is her ex-fling, Declan “Doc” Wellesley. He’s the one she can’t quite shake loose. And when her emotions go unexpectedly haywire after her best friend becomes a mother, her lingering connection with Doc becomes even harder to ignore.

 

Doc has a thorn in his paw when it comes to Nora. She’s the one that got away. The sex was hot, their chemistry off the charts, and he’s convinced there were—and still are—sparks of something deeper.

 

Even as Doc convinces a skittish Nora to give dating him another try, she confounds and confuses him every step of the way. One minute their connection is amazing, but then, Nora withdraws.

 

As Nora tries to shove Doc away once and for all, she tips her hand, revealing a dark secret. This forces her to realize there are only two options: face her past and embrace her man, or risk losing him for good.

 

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So freaking good! My first book from this author, but definitely not my last. I’m giving it 4.5 out of 5 stars. Thanks to the publicist/author for providing me a copy in exchange for a honest review.

 

So I’m a little annoyed that I wasn’t aware this was book two in a series when I requested the ARC (and Goodreads didn’t show it as part of a series back then either), but that said, I think it can be read as a standalone! The characters from the first book are in this book, and it would have been nice to read their story first, but it wasn’t really necessary. I might go back someday and read book one, but who knows. At this time, it kind of feels pointless.

 

This was a fun romance with the guy chasing the girl. Props for that, because it’s more often the other way around. In my opinion, we definitely need more men chasing women! I loved the characters. Declan (Doc), Nora, Sophie, Fox, Cameron, etc. I laughed at least a few times while reading this, and it was a thoroughly enjoyable read. I mean it would have to be if I read it in two nights, right?

 

I wouldn’t say this is a dark book, but there’s some parts that make your heart ache a bit. Overall, it’s an amazing read. I can’t wait to read another book by this author. I’m wondering if there’s going to be at least one, or two, more books in this series with some of the other characters. I can’t wait to find out!

 

 

 

 

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