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The Trouble With Mistletoe Book Review & More

 

From New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis comes a captivating story of love, second chances and new beginnings…

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If she has her way…

Willa Davis is wrangling puppies when Keane Winters stalks into her pet shop with frustration in his chocolate-brown eyes and a pink bedazzled cat carrier in his hand. He needs a kitty sitter, stat. But the last thing Willa needs is to rescue a guy who doesn’t even remember her…

…He’ll get nothing but coal in his stocking.

Saddled with his great-aunt’s Feline from Hell, Keane is desperate to leave her in someone else’s capable hands. But in spite of the fact that he’s sure he’s never seen the drop-dead gorgeous pet shop owner before, she seems to be mad at him…

Unless he tempers “naughty” with a special kind of nice…

Willa can’t deny that Keane’s changed since high school: he’s less arrogant, for one thing—but he doesn’t even remember her. How can she trust him not to break her heart again? It’s time to throw a coin in the fountain, make a Christmas wish–and let the mistletoe do its work…

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My Review:

Willa has had a rough go at this thing called life. Even though she has been constantly kicked down, she still made a way for herself and has a pet store which she adores. After a long strong of picking terrible men, Willa decides to go on a men strike and give them up. Fate and the powers of a fountain unfortunately have other ideas.

Keane has been left in charge of his aunts evil cat. This sucker destroys everything in its path leaving Keane no option but to seek help which happens to be Willa and her little shop. From the minute he sees Willa he knows he wants her and bad but she has her walls up and doesn’t want anything to do with him. They have a past that he isn’t aware of and Willa is determined not to let him in on the problem. This doesn’t stop Keane from going after what he wants though.

I absolutely love all things Christmas so when they talk about Willa’s obsession and making her store look like Christmas threw up in there, I’m like YYYYYEEEESSSS. Willa loves to spread the Christmas cheer despite the lack of cheer she grew up with. I loved the banter between Willa and Keane. Neither of them would let anything slide which of course brings more steam between them. They were both such great people that despite their past and anything else they were perfect for each other and you can’t help sitting at the edge of your seat waiting for them to realize the same.

And don’t miss the first novel in Jill Shalvis’s Heartbreaker Bay Series, SWEET LITTLE LIES, now available! Grab your copy HERE!

 

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About Jill Shalvis:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s sexy contemporary and award-winning books wherever romances are sold and click on the blog button above for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

 

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Something I Need Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway

Something I Need by Lena Lowe
(xoxo Nashville, #1)
Publication date: September 14th 2016
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Jonte Williamson has a dream: become Nashville’s next big star. Finding herself unexpectedly homeless hot off the plane wasn’t part of her grand plan.

Cash Bellini is a simple man: he loves his twin sister, Dolly, hates country music, and stays far away from anything more complicated than that.

When Jonte stumbles into Cash’s bar, helping out the homeless country music wannabe is the last thing on his agenda. Pity someone forgot to send the memo to his too-big heart and meddling twin. Throw in a pair of baby blue cowboy boots, a pool table and a splash of tequila, and these two are set to ignite in a hot sexy mess! Will either of their hearts survive the tug-o-war between what they want and what they need?

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My Review:

Jonte moves to Nashville from Australia in hopes of following her dream of being a singer. Only problem is, everything falls apart within hours of getting in the city. Nowhere to live and no phone or computer, she stumbles into a rock bar and meets sexy Cash and his twin sister Dolly. Dolly decides to offer to help Jonte help through Cash but how do you just accept help from 2 strangers you just met even if one is incredibly hot.

Jonte promises her family 6 weeks to get on her feet and further her singing career or she will go back home. Cash makes it all possible but now the problem is how do they keep their feelings at bay when the future is unknown.

This book is seriously everything you could want in a romance novel. Sexy country boys, music, drama and good ol’ grandparents. Nanny and Pop were seriously one of my favorite characters especially when Jonte meets Nanny. I died. Their was so much romance and lust brewing all over the place. Seriously though, if you are reading this review then you need to go grab this book. You’ll get sucked in and love every second!

Author Bio:

Lena lives in Melbourne, Australia with her husband and three daughters. She completed a MA in Writing in 2013 and has been working on a New Adult series based in Nashville. The first book in the series, Something I Need, was a 2014 RWA Contemporary Romance Stiletto finalist in the New Adult category.

In early 2015, Lena and her family spent 5 weeks road tripping across the US. It was an amazing once in a lifetime family holiday and research for her debut series all rolled into one!

Lena is an avid reader, especially in the New Adult genre. She is a mad Colleen Hoover, Samantha Young and KA Tucker fan, and is more than a little bit in love with Becca and Krista Richie’s Addicted series, Jay Crownover’s Marked Men series and Kylie Scott’s Stage Dive series.

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Just Friends By Monica Murphy Blog Tour: Review

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Just Friends by Monica Murphy

Release Date: September 13th, 2016
Genre: New Adult Romance

 

Synopsis:

It’s the end of summer. Just before I start senior year with my two best friends in the whole world. Dustin and Emily are everything to me. We’ve been inseparable since middle school, and when we’re together, nothing can go wrong.

But things aren’t always what they seem. Em’s turned into a drunken mess who parties too much. Dustin and I have hooked up a few times―and now he’s ready to take our relationship to the next level. Yet I’m not sure I want things to change. I’m scared if I take it any further with Dustin, our friendship will be ruined forever. Then there’s Ryan. The new guy. He’s hot. He flirts way too much. And Em has totally set her sights on him.

So when my best friend betrays me in the worst possible way, guess who’s there to help me pick up the pieces of my broken heart? Ryan. But he’s so confusing. Annoying. Sweet. Sexy. I want to trust him, yet he makes it so hard. What I really want is for everything to go back to the way it was before.

Before I found out that best friends make the worst kind of enemies.

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Buy Links:

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2bHAn2k
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My Review:

Drama, drama drama. If you like some serious drama then I suggest you grab your popcorn and get ready for the show. I seriously thought I jumped back into my high school days with all the intermingling of friends.

Livvy visits her dad in Oregon for the summer. When she gets back everything has changed. Her best friend Em seems to be high or drunk all the time and is having 24/7 parties but people she never would have even spoken to before. On top of that she’s all over the new guy who Livvy came seem to get away from. Being their senior year they knew things were going to be different but they didn’t realize the extent that it would come to. Betrayal from every direction and constantly being blindsided seems to be Livvy’s new reality. Once things seem like they are starting to die down and find some semblance of normalcy, everything blows up again.

I loved that we are constantly hit with curve balls. Livvy was such a strong character and she stood her ground most of the time and wasn’t persuaded easily. Each character was well developed and you really got to know the ins and out of each character. Once again Monica Murphy kills it and takes us for a crazy ride.

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About the Author:

Monica Murphy is the New York Times, USA Today and #1 international bestselling author of the One Week Girlfriend series, the Billionaire Bachelors and The Rules series. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and has sold over one million copies worldwide. She is both self-published and published by Random House/Bantam and Harper Collins/Avon. She writes new adult, young adult and contemporary romance.

She is a wife and a mother of three who lives in central California on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere along with their one dog and too many cats. A self-confessed workaholic, when she’s not writing, she’s reading or hanging out with her husband and kids. She’s a firm believer in happy endings, though she will admit to putting her characters through angst-filled moments before they finally get that hard won HEA.

 

Connect with Monica:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MonicaMurphyauthor
Twitter: https://twitter.com/MsMonicaMurphy
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2c9ViiI
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2bRP5bR
Website: http://monicamurphyauthor.com
Newsletter: http://bit.ly/IW5U0y

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LUCY & HARRIS Blog Tour: Craving Lucy Book Review

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Craving Lucy  (Lucy & Harris, #2) by Terri Anne Browning

One kiss can change everything

I wished Id known that before Id kissed my best friend.

Things are different now. We cant go back. Im not even sure I want to go back. I guess the question is.

What happens now?

BUY LINKS:
Kindle Unlimited
US http://amzn.com/B00VSGUTDI
UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00VSGUTDI

My Review

The drama between Lucy and Harris continues in book 2. Immediately we get caught up in the what if and doubts that we would go through and would feel if we were Lucy. Lucy is seriously such a bad ass. She doesn’t take crap from anyone and she has no problem taking care of herself. She doesn’t need a bodyguard because she can more then handle herself. Besides her fierceness, I absolutely love the relationship she had with her family. When she puts her family through a big scare the ones that stood out the most were her twin little brothers. Everyone needs to be loved as all consuming as her family.

Unfortunately the drama with Jenna and her ex isn’t resolved. It completely escalated and all of your worse fears come true. All I wanted to go was jump into this book and start beating people up and locking them up for being awful. Once again we are left with a major cliff hanger.

Seriously guys you need to jump on this series. They are pretty quick reads so just get them all and get the party started!!

AUTHOR BIO: 

Terri Anne Browning is the USA TODAY bestselling author of The Rocker…Series. She started writing her own novellas at the age of sixteen, forcing her sister to be her one woman fan club. Now she has a few more readers and a lot more passion for writing. Being dyslexic, she never thought a career in writing would be possible, yet she has been on best selling lists multiple times since 2013. Reese: A Safe Haven Novella was her first Indie published book. The Rocker Who Holds Me changed the tables and kicked off The Rocker… series featuring the sinfully delicious members of Demon’s Wings. The Rocker… Series has since expanded to OtherWorld with Axton Cage and his band members. Other books by Terri Anne include the Angel’s Halo MC Series as well as The Lucy & Harris Novella Series. Terri Anne lives in Virginia with her husband, their three demons—err, children–and a loveable Olde English Bulldog named Link.

AUTHOR LINKS:

Website: www.terriannebrowning.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/AuthorTERRIANNE

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/writerchic27

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6906208.Terri_Anne_Browning

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1VUKOn3

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LUCY & HARRIS Blog Tour: Craving Lucy Review

CatchingLucyCatching Lucy (Lucy & Harris, #1) by Terri Anne Browning

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So yeah, my dad is a rock star; hes the drummer for Demons Wings. Big whoop. Honestly, the fame that comes with having a famous dad is not all that you think it might be. It sucks. You have no privacy. Oh yeah, and dont let me forget about the lunatics that want to do who knows what to you just to get famous. When I leave the house every morning I feel like my life isnt my own. Between the paparazzi, the fans, my bodyguard, and everything else I feel like Im part of the freak show in the circus most days.

It wasnt always like this, though. I didnt always feel like this. Once upon a time I had a best friend who helped me deal with this life that we both belonged to.

Harris

So yeah, my dad is a rock star; hes the drummer for OtherWorld. And Lucy was and always will be the only girl to ever know the real me. She was my best friend, my voice of reason. My SANITY. Maybe she outgrew me. But I will never outgrow her. Its been years since Ive seen her, and I miss her so damn bad. All I want is a chance to get back what weve lost, to have my best friend in my life again.

I wasnt counting on how grown up my friend might have gotten, how beautiful she is now. The more time I spend with this new Lucy, I have to wonder if I really want that old friendship backor if I want much, much more.

BOOKS IN THE SERIES:

Catching Lucy (Lucy & Harris, #1)
Kindle Unlimited
US http://amzn.com/B00SJPYODM
UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00SJPYODM

Craving Lucy (Lucy & Harris, #2)
Kindle Unlimited
US http://amzn.com/B00VSGUTDI
UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00VSGUTDI

ROCKING KIN (Lucy & Harris, #3)

UN-SHATTERING LUCY (Lucy & Harris, #4) – Up for pre-order!
My Review

Wow, this book was really expectedly good. You know when you read a synopsis and it sounds really book but it never turns out to be that good; that was not the case. It was a quick read but well worth it.

Lucy and Harris grew up together in the rockstar world. Both of their dads were in famous bands so they had to grow up on the road and in the spotlight so they naturally bonded. They were incredibly close until one day Lucy realized her feelings had transformed into more than just friendship. She pushed Harris away until one day he sent her an email inviting her to his club. She had no choice but to go which is when her world gets turned upside down again. Now she has the epic battle of trying to keep her feelings out when she knows he’s the only one for her.

 

AUTHOR BIO:
Terri Anne Browning is the USA TODAY bestselling author of The Rocker…Series. She started writing her own novellas at the age of sixteen, forcing her sister to be her one woman fan club. Now she has a few more readers and a lot more passion for writing. Being dyslexic, she never thought a career in writing would be possible, yet she has been on best selling lists multiple times since 2013. Reese: A Safe Haven Novella was her first Indie published book. The Rocker Who Holds Me changed the tables and kicked off The Rocker… series featuring the sinfully delicious members of Demon’s Wings. The Rocker… Series has since expanded to OtherWorld with Axton Cage and his band members. Other books by Terri Anne include the Angel’s Halo MC Series as well as The Lucy & Harris Novella Series. Terri Anne lives in Virginia with her husband, their three demons—err, children–and a loveable Olde English Bulldog named Link.

AUTHOR LINKS:

Website: www.terriannebrowning.com

Twitter: www.twitter.com/AuthorTERRIANNE

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/writerchic27

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6906208.Terri_Anne_Browning

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1VUKOn3

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Crashing Tides Blog Tour

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You can predict the tides but not the changes they make. Gunnison Del Valle was the current in the tide that was about to change my life.

Crash one we met.

Crash two we fell in love.

Crash three changed our perfectly planned lives forever.

Get your hands on CRASHING TIDES now:

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My Review:

This was such a sweet love story and perfect for a summer beach read. Anyone who has gone on vacation for the summer has had that dreamy thought of what if I meet someone here and have this epic vacation love or we fall in love forever. Gunnison and Marleigh have instant chemistry. From the moment they laid eyes on each other they knew their lives would never be the same. An epic love was definitely in the cards for them but they never expecting an even bigger life altering change.

Marleigh and Gunnison try the long distance thing until one day Marleigh suddenly breaks up with GC. Secrets can never remains secrets though and eventually Marleigh has no choice but to come clean.

I seriously about died when the truth came out. I mean we all knew Marleigh was about to spill the beans but the way it happened actually surprised me. If I was her I don’t know how I would even react. It was lovely seeing them grow up so quickly and trying to find their place and handling everything as adults and as co-parents. Even though the majority of the book was very predictable, a lot of it was very realistic and kind of the ideal way that someone in their situation would wish it would play out. It was a fun read and I definitely enjoyed it. If you find yourself sitting by the pool or beach I would say this is a good read while soaking up some sun.

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About Casey Peeler

Casey Peeler grew up in North Carolina and still lives there with her husband and daughter.

Growing up Casey wasn’t an avid reader or writer, but after reading Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neal Hurston during her senior year of high school, and multiple Nicholas Sparks’ novels, she found a hidden love and appreciation for reading. That love ignited the passion for writing several years later, and her writing style combines real life scenarios with morals and values teenagers need in their daily lives.

When Casey isn’t writing, you can find her near a body of water listening to country music with a cold beverage and a great book.

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Underwater by Maayan Nahmani Blog Tour

Title: Underwater
Author: Maayan Nahmani
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 26, 2016
In an instant, my world turned upside down

Because of one incident, my life will never be the same

Every day I struggled to breathe

Every day I went through the motions

I felt too much

I was numb

I was drowning

I was lost inside the black

So they made me go there

I was already there, watching from the dark

And then I met him

And then I saw her

He scared me to death

She took my breath away

He was darkness

She was my light

They whispered he can’t be touched

She was the only one I could touch

I couldn’t be with him, they needed me

I fucking needed her

So I told him I would be his friend

I told her I would be her friend. For now.

But I couldn’t resist him for long

She finally realized that she’ll always be mine

We were a hot mess

We were the perfect kind of mess

Then reality dawned on me

Then my demons broke loose

I was underwater, trying to break through to the surface

I reached out my hand, trying to pull her to shore

Could he really help me?

Would she accept me, scars and all?

This was us

This was our storyAuthor’s Note:

“This book is based on true events and contains sensitive subjects that may be a trigger to some readers, such as violence, abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder. It also contains a parent with cancer. It is recommended for ages 18 and up.” Safe. No cheating/OW.

“Aria?”
My body tensed, as I watched the motherfucker who’d touched her coming our way.
“Oh, hey Brian.”
His tall frame loomed over her while he stood with his hands inside his front pockets. He was built, and if I were a chick, I would probably think he looked decent. He had curly blond hair, blue eyes and tan skin. He looked like a freaking copy of a Ken-doll. Fucking cliché. I hated him already.
“We’re all going to have a drink at a nearby bar. You wanna come?”
I didn’t want her to go anywhere with him, but if she decided to go there was nothing I could do about it. All I could do was bite my tongue and pray she would say no.
“That’s sweet of you, Brian, but I can’t today. I’m sorry.”
“Oh, yeah… sure. Maybe some other time?”
He looked disappointed, yet hopeful she would say yes.
Did I mention I hated this fucker?
“Yeah, maybe,” she mumbled.
He smiled, nodded, and turned around, leaving with the rest of the group waiting for him.
“Fucker,” I said under my breath.
“What?”
Shit. “Um… nothing.”
She looked at me with questioning eyes. ”What’s going on?”
I sighed. “Don’t date him.” The words tumbled out of my mouth without permission. I winced, knowing I sounded like a fucking mental case.
“Whoa… who said I was going to date him? He was just being friendly.”
I laughed humorlessly. “That guy doesn’t have one friendly thought about you. I can promise you that.”
I didn’t have friendly thoughts about her either. But right now, the thought of her with him – or anyone else for that matter – made my blood boil.
She shook her head. “You’re overreacting, but alright, I won’t date him. Geez… happy?”
“No,” I growled.
“What?” She sounded annoyed.
I didn’t care. I was on a roll. My hands settled on either side of her chair, caging her in. “I don’t want you to date anyone else.”
“Excuse me?”
Fuck. This was not going well.
“I need you to promise me that you won’t date someone else. I said I would be your friend, and I will. But you need to know…” My head inched closer until I was in her face. “I want more. I want you. I promise I’ll wait for you until you’re ready for me. But please…” I pleaded. I fucking begged, “Don’t date other people. I couldn’t bear it.”
I am twenty-six years old and I live in a small town in Israel.
My family and I were going through some difficult times not too long ago and one day I was confiding in my best-friend about everything. I didn’t know how to deal with it all. Then she suggested I should write a book about it. I looked at her as if she had grown another head and dismissed the idea on the spot. But the seed had been planted, and day after day, little by little, without realizing it – I started writing.
That’s how Underwater was born.
I found writing to be cathartic, healing.  Something that helped my mind unwind and put things in perspective. I discovered a magical world where I traveled between imagination and reality. Writing became my home and I never wanted to leave.
I love to read, write, listen to music, edit videos, and play the guitar. I am always looking for the next creative thing. I also like a good movie and a glass of wine.

 

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