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REVIEW: TAKE MY BREATH AWAY BY CHRISTIE RIDGWAY

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ABOUT THE BOOK:

From USA TODAY bestselling author Christie Ridgway comes a sparkling new series set in the California mountains, where Hollywood glamour meets rustic charm, and the sparks fly among the unlikeliest of couples… 

Poppy Walker has a plan to restore the family resort, and she's sticking to it. So when a good-looking guy with plenty of cash rents one of her half-repaired vacation cabins, she figures he's just what the handyman ordered. But when a storm blows through, it takes down some trees, her roof and then…her self-control. Even though she's been burned before by a wealthy passer-through, she can't stay away from the brooding but gorgeous stranger in the bungalow next door. 

Former teen idol turned Hollywood exec Ryan Hamilton wants a private place in which to endure his very personal heartbreak. Finally, at this rustic mountain cabin, he has all the seclusion one man could want—until sparks begin to fly with his sexy, formerly chilly landlady. By the time …

REVIEW: THE TROUBLEMAKER NEXT DOOR BY MARIE HARTE

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SHE'S SWORN OFF MEN
It's been the day from hell for Maddie. Instead of offering a promotion, her boss made a pass. She quit, then got dumped by her lukewarm boyfriend. As the fiery redhead has a foul-mouthed meltdown, her green-eyed neighbor Flynn McCauley stands in her kitchen...completely captivated.

UNTIL HE THROWS A WRENCH INTO HER PLANS
He was just there to fix the sink as a favor. He's not into relationships. She's done with idiots. But where there are friends...sometimes there are benefits. And sometimes the boy next door might be just what you need at the end of every day.

INTRODUCING...THE McCAULEY BROTHERS
Welcome to the rough-and-tumble McCauley family, a tight-knit band of four bachelor brothers who work hard, drink beer, and relentlessly tease each other. When three independent women move in next door, all hell breaks loose.

THIS IS THE FIRST BOOK IN THIS SERIES AND WILL BE OUT 3JUNE14!


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MY REVIEW:
I received an AR…

BOOK CLUB THURSDAY: REVIEW: Bluegrass State of Mind by Kathleen Brooks

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Happy Thursday!
I can't believe another week has gone by already- so welcome back. If it's your first visit, I'm happy you stopped by and hope you'll return. Either way, thanks for stopping by this week. Today we are having a review(listed below). 
Normally I post upcoming Thursday info at the end of my blog but I'm just too excited about what's ahead. So be sure to check back in May - it will be a month a filled with things related to RT Con (huge book lover's convention). We will be discussing past RT Conventions, New Orleans themed books, and plenty of giveaways(hint - some signed books from this year's convention).
Now for the review: 

ABOUT THE BOOK:
In the first book of the Bluegrass Series, McKenna Mason, a New York City attorney with a love of all things Prada, is on the run from a group of powerful, dangerous men. McKenna turns to a teenage crush, Will Ashton, for help in starting a new life in beautiful horse country. She finds that Will is now a h…

BOOK CLUB THURSDAY: OOPS, I MEANT TO DO THAT?

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Welcome back readers!


So what are we talking about today?

It's a subject that I think can and does generate quite a bit of conversation among readers.

We're talking about mistakes in fiction books.  And it's something I've encountered from authors in e-book and paper format from self-pub, small press, and big name publishers.

For the purpose of my blog post today, I'm not talking about spelling or grammar (although that can be extremely annoying if there are more than a few mistakes) - no, I  talking about factual mistakes or continuity(the heroine is 30 on page one and 26 on page forty or has blonde hair on page 10 and is suddenly red headed on page 15).

I know that some historical romance readers out there get very hot under the collar with factual mistakes. For me, since history was never my strong suit, I'd never know if that zipper in her boots(s) was proper was not. And personally I don't mind if historical characters use modern words in the dialogue.

When …

REVIEW: Her Perfect Mate by Paige Tyler

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ABOUT THE BOOK: 

He's a High-Octane Special Ops Pro When Special Forces Captain Landon Donovan is pulled from an op in Afghanistan, he is surprised to discover he's been hand-picked for a special assignment with the Department of Covert Operations (DCO), a secret division he's never heard of. Terrorists are kidnapping biologists and he and his partner have to stop them. But his new partner is a beautiful, sexy woman who looks like she couldn't hurt a fly—never mind take down a terrorist. She's Not Your Average Covert Operative Ivy Halliwell is no kitten. She's a feline shifter, and more dangerous than she looks. She's worked with a string of hotheaded military guys who've underestimated her special skills in the past. But when she's partnered with special agent Donovan, a man sexy enough to make any girl purr, things begin to heat up...
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I was given an ARC of this book for an…

REVIEW :Talk Dirty to Me by Dakota Cassidy

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ABOUT THE BOOK: 

Former mean girl Dixie Davis is back in town and it's payback time. Literally. Dixie is flat broke and her best—make that only—friend, Landon, is throwing her a lifeline from the Great Beyond. Dixie stands to inherit his business…if she meets a few conditions: 

She's got to live in Landon's mansion. 

With her gorgeous ex-fiancĂ©, Caine Donovan. 

Who could also inherit the business. 

Which is a phone sex empire. 

Wait, what? 

Landon's will lays it out: whoever gets the most new clients becomes the owner of Call Girls. Dixie has always been in it to win it, especially when it comes to Caine, who's made it clear he's not going down easy. (Oh, mercy.) Can Dixie really talk dirty and prove that she's cleaned up her act? Game on! 

Plum Orchard, Georgia, is about to get even juicier…


OUT 29APRIL14


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MY REVIEW:

I received an ARC of this book from NETGALLEY for an honest review.

I said in my review of Ms. Cassidy's novella th…

BOOK CLUB THURSDAYS: CYNTHIA EDEN GIVEAWAY

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WELCOME BACK READERS

This week we are giving away a copy of Fear For Me by Cynthia Eden.

Not many authors can do what Ms. Eden does. And that's write FABULOUS FIVE STAR READS in multiple genres and at the same time!

Ms. Eden always writes books that suck you in from the get go- fast paced, sexy, high octane reads. Yeah, I'm a fan girl (even if I'm a bit behind on her works).


Good luck and Happy Reading!


ABOUT FEAR FOR ME:

She’s the obsession two men share: one wants her love, the other wants her life. A shared passion for justice first brought Baton Rouge district attorney Lauren Chandler and US marshal Anthony Ross together—when each played their part in bringing down the infamous Bayou Butcher. The sparks flying between the two made it clear they weren’t just a legal dream team. Then desire had to make way for duty, and what they had was done. But it would never be over. Five years later, it’s none other than the Butcher who gets things started again, when his shocking jailbreak…

BLOG TOUR- REVIEWS AND GIVEAWAY

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Move over 50 Shades, there’s a new romance in town. Superstar Wendy Williams brings on the heat in her first ever, no-holds-barred, down and dirty, romance novel.
Kimberly Kind is trying to get beyond her roots. A successful, beautiful, smart lawyer, she’s finally finding direction in her life and getting out of the streets. But a terrible accident threatens to throw her carefully laid plans off course. Now Kim’s hiding a huge secret… one that could threaten everything. Enter King. A perfect mix of Justin Timberlake and David Beckham, the man oozes sex and has more swagger than anyone Kim’s ever met. Their chemistry is off the charts. But after passion-filled nights, the intensity of their emotions takes both of them by surprise.

Love was not supposed to be an option. Now it’s the only thing holding them together. When their pasts come back with a vengeance, can love possibly be enough? 



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BOOK CLUB THURSDAYS: NOT ANOTHER HOLIDAY ROMANCE!

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What side of the fence are you on?

Do you enjoy Holiday Themed Romances? Do you read them all year or seek them out based on the Holiday/Season?

Hi readers!  And thanks for stopping by to check out this week's topic. I hope you leave a comment, I'd love to hear you weigh in.

Ah.... the Holidays....

There was a time when Holiday themed romances were few and far between. Although it seems the bulk of the Holiday Romances center around the Christmas Season there are plenty more special times of year out that(some of which have been written about already).

I remember before Paranormal Romances became all the rage, I would stockpile the few that would be published to read around Halloween as a "treat". Now....  well.....meh....

In my opinion, some of the Holiday Romances that are being published(I said some) don't really have a strong Holiday feel. If I'm reading a Holiday Romance, I want that date to be an important if not intregal part of the story line. Typically I l…

REVIEW: TALK THIS WAY- DAKOTA CASSIDY

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NOW OUT AS AN E-BOOK NOVELLA

In her sexy new series, bestselling author Dakota Cassidy introduces the Call Girls, a spirited group of friends ready to take on lust, love and everything in between…. Find out where it all began in this delicious novella!
If life is like a box of chocolates, Cat Butler has tasted them all—and decided on none. It's no wonder she can't keep a job, even though her mother's health depends on it. Just when she finds herself up a creek without a paddle—again—a benevolent friend throws her a lifeline. In the form of a job at, of all places, a phone sex hotline. Not exactly what she had in mind, but if it pays the bills for her mom's expensive nursing home, what's the harm?
Successful entrepreneur Flynn McGrady knows a thing or two about responsibility. So when his mother has a stroke, he knows the right thing to do is relocate to Atlanta to be near her while she recovers. He's got a plan for everything—except for feisty Cat, …