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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Feature and Giveaway: Stealing Mr. Right by Tamara Morgan

I'm a wanted jewel thief.
He's FBI.
What's that saying? Keep your friends close...and your husband closer.

Being married to a federal agent certainly has its perks.

1. I just love the way that man looks in a suit.
2. This way I always know what the enemy is up to.

Spending my days lifting jewels and my nights tracking the Bureau should have been a genius plan. But the closer I get to Grant Emerson, the more dangerous this feels. With two million dollars' worth of diamonds on the line, I can't afford to fall for my own husband.

It turns out that the only thing worse than having a mortal enemy is being married to one. Because in our game of theft and seduction, only one of us will come out on top.

Good thing a cat burglar always lands on her feet.

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ARC Review: Blacksmith by Jenika Snow

Ok, I have to stop reading these novellas because they are just getting too ridiculous.  I appreciate an author for giving us a short story. I'm ok with getting right to the point and getting to the hot stuff but I need it to make a little sense along the way. Not a lot of sense, but just a little. This book is probably about a hundred pages so it's super short but that's no excuse for some of its issues.

Ok, so the plot is really simple. Deacon is a blacksmith who sees Maddie passing by his shop everyday. Maddie is a virgin but she wants Deacon in a totally porn star type way.  One day Deacon finally approaches Maddie and the next minute they are locked in a super intense relationship. I know almost nothing about either one of these characters so I can't tell you if them being together made any sense. I do know that I was uncomfortable with the intensity of their feelings towards one another pre-any meaningful conversation or interaction. In fact, there is really nothing connecting these two characters with one another anywhere in the short book.

The other thing about this book that I found super distracting was that Deacon wanted Maddie really bad but held off on having sex with her at first for various reasons that didn't totally make sense to me. It just seems like when I book is approximately 10 pages and none of them are meaningful dialogue or events, we should be getting some pretty prompt sex scenes and that didn't happen in this book. If you read this book as a short story for some instant gratification, you might be ok but it really wasn't for me.

**ARC provided by Ardent PRose**

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Friday, February 24, 2017

ARC Review: Lost In Between by K.L. Kreig

The first thing you need to know is that the synopsis of the book that you will find on Goodreads and other cites does not exactly tell you what you are going to find in this book. It is true that Willow makes a deal with Shaw to be his arm candy for a few months for a quarter million dollars but that is just scratching the surface. The thing I loved about the way the author introduces Shaw and Willow is that they meet before they ever make the "arm candy" deal and Shaw is a raging A hole. I love rude guys who turn into obsessed bossy alpha lovers. I can't help it, I just fall for them every time.

When we meet Willow she is doing the best she can to make ends meet so that she can take care of her Mother who suffers from Alzheimers. Willow is working as an escort but a date escort, not a sex escort. I was a little concerned that I wasn't going to buy what Willow was selling because who wants to deal with a a no-sex escort? I got over whatever my issues were because Willow turned out to be a character that I liked. She was hung up on some deep issues. She was concerned about being abandoned because basically everyone she loved left her. She was so concerned about it that she had become the person who left before she could get left. Even though I sometimes wished she would settle her skittishness down, I liked her issues and how she dealt with them, they made her more relatable.

As for Shaw, four words: sex on a stick. Shaw is the kind of character that just kind of comes off the pages at you. Even though Shaw has convinced himself that he is in this temporary arrangement with Willow, he almost immediately gets crazy possessive. If you've read any other books by this author, you know that her Heroes are always a little over the top and Shaw was no exception. Of course Shaw struggles to convey his feelings in productive ways so he often hurt Willow's feelings when he really just wanted to say "please don't ever leave me."

In classic K.L. Kreig style, by the end of this book a third party emerges who Willow once had feelings for. And that's where things get really interesting and also near where the book ends. Willow's ex pops up, he's still in love with her and he is packing some whopper secrets about Willow's past. I don't want to give anything away and really there isn't much I can give away because the book ends in some unanswered questions. Let's just say that some things Willow assumed to be true were not. The ways in which Willow was wrong about the events of the past involve the two people that Shaw most wants to protect and he winds up torn between them with no good answers. The book built to a crescendo and then left us hanging but boy was it worth it. Smoking hot sex, all the feels, dynamic characters, you don't want to pass on this book.

**ARC provided by L. Woods PR**

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ARC Review: Royally Matched by Emma Chase

I am absolutely loving this world that Emma Chase has created! Royally Matched was every bit as good as the previous book in the series, and I find myself wanting to get lost in these books and never wanting to leave! Each book is a standalone story and can be read on it's own, but I highly recommend reading them all as they are fantastic stories! 

Henry never thought that he would become king, but now that he will be he finds himself having to grow up. The Queen agrees to give him some space, hoping that it will help her grandson accept his new role but while she is giving him space a chance meeting with a TV producer finds Henry coming up with a reality TV show in which the most eligible bachelorettes must compete for him. But Henry soon finds himself drawn to Sarah, the girl that is unlike any of the others. 

I really loved Sarah. She was sweet and easy to relate to. Smart and a book worm, I found myself connecting with her unlike what is usually possible for me with heroines. Henry I already loved from the first book, but I found myself growing to love him even more! He is so much fun, charming and loyal. He is impossible not to like, and I really loved him with Sarah here. They had great chemistry and the tension between them was captivating. Their connection was interesting and strong, and I just loved everything about their relationship. 

Overall, I really love this series and I think readers are going to love Royally Matched. If you are looking for a great contemporary series that is sweet and sexy, fun and different, this is definitely a series that you need to be reading! Emma Chase is a fantastic writer that fills her stories with emotion and steam as well as wit and charm, and this series is no exception. I always enjoy her stories, and I cannot recommend these books enough!

**ARC Provided by Inkslinger PR**

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Guest Post with Author Jamie Shaw and Giveaway

Meet Jamie Shaw author of Havoc.

A resident of South Central Pennsylvania, Jamie Shaw's two biggest dreams in life were to be a published author and to be a mom. Now, she's living both of those dreams and loving every minute of it. When she's not spending time with her husband and their young son, she's writing novels with relatable heroines and swoon-worthy leading men. With her MS in Professional Writing and a passion for all things romance, her goal is always to make readers laugh, cry, squirm, curse, and swoon their pants off, all within the span of a single story. She loves interacting with readers, and she always aims to add new names to their book boyfriend lists.