Tag: adult

Jan 31
{Release Day Review+Giveaway} THE BACHELOR AUCTION by Rachel Van Dyken

{Release Day Review+Giveaway} THE BACHELOR AUCTION by Rachel Van Dyken

The Bachelor Auction is the first book in Bachelors of Arizona series by Rachel Van Dyken. The Bachelors of Arizona series is an adult contemporary romance series, but I feel like it will have crossover appeal to the new adult audience as well. I enjoyed this book. It was a quick, fun and cute read, so a quick little mini review will do for this one. The Bachelor Auction is a a take on a Cinderella story, and I loved the main woman- Jane. She stole the show for me. I found her to be charming and delightful really. I also like Brock but I didn’t fully love him. I think Brock is the reason why out of all Rachel’s books I have read, this one is not my number one pick. It does have Rachel’s signature witty and fun writing style. I really love her writing, by the way. And because she is such a strong writer, her romances are always really enjoyable to read, but Brock was a… Read more »

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Jan 24
{Review+Giveaway} The Rule Maker by Jennifer Blackwood @Jen_Blackwood @EPEmbrace

{Review+Giveaway} The Rule Maker by Jennifer Blackwood @Jen_Blackwood @EPEmbrace

The Rule Maker is the second book in the New Adult (Or maybe adult- I consider this one a cross over that would appeal to readers of both age groups) in the Rule Breakers series by Jennifer Blackwood. I absolutely loved book one, The Rule Book. It reminded me of The Devil Wears Prada with a male boss, and a whole lot more romance. I really enjoyed it! So I was super excited for The Rule Maker. I really enjoyed The Rule Maker too. I think I liked The Rule Book just a tad more, but this was a great read and an awesome second book in the series. The Rule Maker is Zoey and Ryder’s story. We got to see each of them in the Rule Book, so while you can read this independently of the first book, this is a series that I think is great to read in order. Zoey is Lainey’s roommate from The Rule Book and Ryder is the the shirtless guy from the first… Read more »

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Jan 23
{Review} No Breaking My Heart by Kate Angell

{Review} No Breaking My Heart by Kate Angell

No Breaking My Heart  is the fifth book in the Barefoot William series by Kate Angell. I have not read any books either in this series, nor by Kate Angell yet. but I was pleasantly surprised by No Breaking My Heart. It was a quick, fun read that made me smile and laugh from start to finish. Which is exactly what I was looking for. Each of the books in the Barefoot William series can be read as standalones. I had no problem jumping right into this story. Each of the books follows a different couple. No Breaking My Heart is Alyn and Halo’s story. And I really liked the two of them, but what I found really interesting was that there was also a secondary couple forming in the story. Landon and Eden. I’m not sure if this is typical in this series, if there is the base set up for the next book and couple it will feature, or if that was unique to this book in the… Read more »

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Jan 22
{Review} Fly With Me by @ChanelCleeton @BerkleyRomance

{Review} Fly With Me by @ChanelCleeton @BerkleyRomance

Fly With Me is the first book in the new adult contemporary romance series, called Wild Aces, by Chanel Cleeton. Fly With Me was my first experience with a Chanel Cleeton book, and I was super excited to read it for many reasons. Chanel is a fellow law school survivor, I have a few of her books on my TBR because they all sound so good, and I was really in the mood for a swoony romance, and I have heard she is the go to author for that. So I grabbed Fly With Me and dug right in. Flash forward to three hours later and I am so engrossed in Noah and Jordan’s story. I finished this book and had no idea how much time had passed. I went into my own little world and didn’t resurface until I had no more pages to turn. (and if I didn’t have a pesky job getting in the way, I would have immediately grabbed book 2!) Fly with Me was such a satisfying… Read more »

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Dec 14
{Review+Giveaway} Trying Sophie by @Rebecca_Norinne

{Review+Giveaway} Trying Sophie by @Rebecca_Norinne

Trying Sophie is the first book in the adult contemporary sports romance, Dubline Rugby series by author Rebecca Norinne. I have never read any of Rebecca’s books, but I can’t pass up a book set in Dublin with Rugby players. One of my favorite sports romance series of all time features a rugby team (by L.H. Cosway & Penny Reid) so I couldn’t pass up the first book in a new rugby romance series. And I am super glad that I read Trying Sophie. This was a spicy and sweet sports romance that gave me all the feels and made me super happy while reading it. Trying Sophie is told in dual narrative between Sophie and Declan’s points of view. I loved this aspect of the story. I think it works extremely well in a contemporary romance because it gives you the opportunity to really get to know each character. I love seeing Declan’s motivations, backstory and feelings. I loved seeing Sophie’s too but I feel sometimes I like seeing… Read more »

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Dec 09
{Review+Giveaway} Hit the Spot by J. Daniels @JDanielsbooks @ForeverRomance

{Review+Giveaway} Hit the Spot by J. Daniels @JDanielsbooks @ForeverRomance

Hit the Spot is the second book in the contemporary romance series, Dirty Deeds by author J. Daniels.I freakin’ loved Four Letter Word, the first book in the series. In fact, Four Letter Word easily makes my favorite books of 2016 list. Brian and Sydney are explosive and hilarious and fantastic together. So I knew that I needed, not wanted, NEEDED to read Hit the Spot when it came out. I loved Jamie from Four Letter Word. I loved how determined he was to win over Legs, I mean, Tori. Hit the Spot can be read as a standalone but I really recommend reading Four Letter Word first. I am so hooked on this series. J. Daniels is a new favorite author of mine, after reading just two of her books.  She drew me into this story so much. She has a way of making a romance seem dirty and sweet at the same time. It is something you have to read to understand. She writes about fantastically flawed and… Read more »

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Dec 05
{Review+Giveaway} Everything for Her by @_AlexaRiley @CarinaPress

{Review+Giveaway} Everything for Her by @_AlexaRiley @CarinaPress

  Everything For Her is the first book in the adult romance, For Her series by Alexa Riley. Alexa Riley is a romance author duo that I am completely loving! Everything for Her is perfect for fans of swoony romances with a side of tasteful cheese. If you are not a fan of overly romantic and a bit cheesy romances, you might find Everything for Her a bit too sweet. I didn’t. I really enjoyed this book. I thought Oz was swoony in all the right ways. I can’t wait to see what Alexa Riley has in store for us next. Everything for Her is told in dual narrative between Oz and Mallory. It is really interesting because right off the bat Oz is quite taken with Mallory. Some might even say he is obsessed with her. And I have to say, he wears obsession well. Very well. (which is not something I would say about most people.) There is a case of Insta-love in Everything for Her but I… Read more »

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Dec 02
{Mini Review+Excerpt+Giveaway} A Promise Made by Anissa Garcia @AnissaGAuthor

{Mini Review+Excerpt+Giveaway} A Promise Made by Anissa Garcia @AnissaGAuthor

A Promise Made is the second book in the Promise series by Anissa Garcia. The Promise series are adult contemporary romances. I never had the chance to read A Promise Kept, book one in the series, but I had no problem following along with Josh’s story. I thought it was a cute romance. A little heavy on the cheese, but cute nonetheless. I think lovers of romantic romances will enjoy this one. I have to say I ended up liking Jose wayy more than I liked Marla. In fact, I found Marla to be a little annoying, which is why I didn’t love this book as much as I wanted to. I felt like Jose was so nice to Marla every step of the way, and all she did was fight him, regardless of everything he was doing for her and to woo her. It didn’t bug me at first, but after a while, I just wanted to tell her to snap out of it and start being nicer to… Read more »

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Dec 01
{Guest Post+Giveaway} Everything for Her by @_AlexaRiley @CarinaPress

{Guest Post+Giveaway} Everything for Her by @_AlexaRiley @CarinaPress

Today I am excited to have Alexa Riley here to tell us five things we didn’t know about Oz, from Everything For Her. Get to know Oz, check out the book and enter to win an awesome prize pack!   He has a crazy sweet tooth that he tries to hide from Mallory. He has a small birthmark on his ass that’s shaped like a crescent moon. When Henry was born he installed a library in the house so he could read to him every night. He wouldn’t let Mallory get a tattoo of his name even after years of her begging. He didn’t her want to mark her beautiful skin. He secretly makes a donation every year in Paige’s name to the local women’s shelter.   For more info about Everything For Her  you can visit the Tour Page To enter, fill out the rafflecopter below to win Thanks to the team at Harlequin and Carina Press, one lucky winner will receive the following: $75 Amazon Gift Card, eBook… Read more »

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Nov 30
{Review+Dream Cast+Giveaway} TOO HOT TO HANDLE by Tessa Bailey @mstessabailey @ForeverRomance

{Review+Dream Cast+Giveaway} TOO HOT TO HANDLE by Tessa Bailey @mstessabailey @ForeverRomance

Check out Who Tessa pictured as Rita and Jasper. (I completely approve by the way!!) When I cast TOO HOT TO HANDLE in my head (and on my Pinterest boards o’course!) I used a more introverted version of Emilia Clarke as Rita Clarkson. All the shiny effervesce and beauty of a brunette Emilia, with more dark makeup and clothing. This is the picture I sent to my editor when casting for the cover, because I think it captures Rita’s personality: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/508132770433476759/ As for Jasper, he is described in the book as a young, revamped Matthew McConaughey and I think his personality totally matches that of a young carefree (non naked bongo playing) version of the actor. I promise he doesn’t say “alright, alright, alright,” but he does have that cool guy, ladies love me spirit. Scott Porter from Hart of Dixie would be my choice to play Jasper in a film J https://www.pinterest.com/pin/508132770433788636/ Sheesh! This book is all that the title promises and more. Too Hot to Handles is the… Read more »

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