I am 17 going on 18

Happy New Year, reader family!

2017 was a year full of amazing books! I exceeded my challenge goal by 2! Yay Me! What about you all? Did you make it or almost make it?

I am hoping 2018 hits it out of the ball park! I want to make up for all the shit 2017 gave us.

I am hoping it gives you many Goodreads, so much love, joy and happiness. I hope it sees you in good health all year long!

250 books….let’s do this ’18!

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Release Boost for The Banker by Piper Rayne

Title: The Banker
Series: Modern Love #3
Author: Piper Rayne
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: April 5, 2017



Blurb

Who knew my brother’s friend could be Mr.
Right, and not just Mr. Right Now?
 
My brother refused to introduce me, so I blame him. If he’d just
caved, and introduced me to Jasper, I wouldn’t be in this mess. I mean, really,
what’s the big deal? I’m not interested in the guy’s looks. 
Oh no, I want his cold hard cash. (Be honest, you were expecting
that other four letter ‘c’ word weren’t you?) 
Now, before you go getting all judgy, I’m not a gold digger. I
have a legitimate business opportunity for Jasper to invest in. The problem is
that my stick-up-his-ass brother is embarrassed that his twin sister invents
kick ass sex toys. His problem, not mine. 
So, I took matters into my own hands. Defeat isn’t a word in
Lennon Hart’s dictionary. 
Using my stealthy P.I. moves, I narrowed my search to a time and
place where I knew I could find him. It was completely innocent. A chance
meeting that would give me the opportunity to pitch my business. 
It wasn’t until I sat down across from the gorgeous panty soaking
man in front of me, that I realized I wanted so much more than just his money.
I could very well want his heart if I wasn’t careful. 
Apparently my P.I. skills aren’t as stellar as I thought because
Jasper had his own secret—and it changed EVERYTHING. 

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Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two established authors for the price of one. You might be wondering if you know us? Maybe you’ll read our books and figure it out. Maybe you won’t. Does it really matter?

We aren’t trying to stamp ourselves with a top-secret label. We wanted to write without apology. We wanted to not be pigeon holed into a specific outline. We wanted to give readers a story without them assuming how the story will flow. Everyone has their favorite authors, right? And when you pick up their books, you expect something from them. Whether it’s an alpha male, heavy angst, a happily ever after, there’s something you are absolutely certain the book will contain. Heck, we’re readers, too, we get it.

What can we tell you about ourselves? We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We’re both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We’re both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.

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Release Boost for Hard Ball by Heather Stone!!

Title: Hard Ball
Author: Heather Stone
Genre: Adult Contemporary/Sports Romance
Release Date: April 3, 2017

Blurb
Arrogant.
Womanizer.
Sexy as hell.
These are all words that have been used to describe my best friend. They might be true, but to me, he’s just Cole Calloway. The one person who has always been there. Now it’s my turn to reciprocate. Coming off an injury, Cole needs me. I won’t let him down.
It’s easy to fall back into old habits with friends, but with Cole something is different. He’s different with me. The touches are gentler. His eyes linger on me. There’s something there that wasn’t before. My heart flutters just a little too much every time I look at him. What’s the worst that could happen if I stopped overthinking and just let go?
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Midwest born and raised, Heather Stone has lived her life in the clouds. Constantly daydreaming and concocting stories in her head, she finally decided to give writing a shot. Heather is a wife to her price charming and mother of two.

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Why Do I Read So Much?

my-thoughtsYou know, there are people out there that ask me this. “Why do you read so much?” Honestly, my question is why don’t YOU?

In my opinion books are works of art. Art that needs to be experienced. Someone has taken the letters of the alphabet and turned them in to pages and pages of life. They create stories of love and happiness, of travels and so much more. Authors form their works of art for people to enjoy, not for books to just to sit on a shelf in a library.

I cherish my good reads and want to share them with the world, as they should be enjoyed!

I also think that reading is a way to travel while sitting still. You go to different states, countries, galaxies even. You meet characters you love, some you hate and some you love to hate.

My life isn’t perfect, there are days that I just can’t take the real world outside of the pages of my book. Having anxiety and depression and trying live a “normal” life sometimes leaves you exhausted. My way of recovery is books. Reading takes my mind off of my fears, worries, sadness.

So that’s why I read. I read to admire, enjoy, to escape, to find happiness.

 

A Beautiful Sin by Terri E. Laine

Pages: 330

Genre: Contemporary 

Published: June 23 2016

Summary: ***From USA Today Bestselling Authors, A.M. Hargrove and Terri E. Laine, comes a standalone, Forbidden Love Story.

Since I was a boy, my desire was to marry the church. To give my vows and life over to God despite the corruption in my soul.

I am a sinner, the embodiment of temptation, or so I’ve been told.

Yet, I’ve never touched, never kissed, never sought the company of another until her.
She is my weakness, my salvation, my downfall and my freedom. Our sins are bound tighter than fate.

My name is Canaan. I am an ordained Roman Catholic priest, forever and always.

Her name is Haven. She may be my destiny, my destruction.

This is not a love story, but rather a confession of all my sins.

*Warning – A Beautiful Sin is a forbidden romance that blurs the lines between passion and religious faith. Please be warned, the subject matter may be offensive to some readers

My Rating: 5 Holy Stars

my-thoughts

I will admit that when I first realized what this was about I was a little concerned it may be a little too much taboo for me. I know that’s hard to believe but it is true! But when you get into the story and learn the background of the characters, there will be no doubt that they were meant to be together, regardless.

Canaan was just too hot to handle in the ways that Haven describes him.

This book gives us a reminder that everyone is human. No one is without sin.

Read this book!!

Review: A Star to Steer Her By by Beth Anne Miller

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Pages: 322

Published: March 20th 2017

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Summary: I’m scarred. Broken. I’ll never be the same.
But I will take this journey.

Ever since my last dive ended in bloodshed, I’ve been terrified to go back into the water. But the opportunity to spend a semester at sea is too good to pass up. I need to get my life back.

I never expected to love it this much. And I never expected Tristan MacDougall.

Rugged, strong, and with demons of his own, Tristan helps me find the courage I thought I had lost and heals me with every stolen moment we share. But the rules of the ship mean we can’t be together.

When a dive excursion goes terribly wrong, our only hope for survival is each other.

My Rating: 5 Stars!!

my-thoughts

I have received this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Sometimes you will get a hold of an amazing book that takes you places. This book will do just that as you travel with Ari and the reason of the crew around the Caribbean Islands and learn to sail.

Ari’s tale on full of tragedy and heartbreak with an accident that could have ended her life. This accident has disrupted her life along with her relationship with the person she is closes to, her twin.

As she boarded The Meg, she had tried a thousand times to pull out of the program, but she kept pushing herself to move on. She meets a bunch of new people, that in their own way, help her move forward. Tristan, the son of the Captain of the ship, helps her the most.

The forbidden relationship between the two, grows strong even though they both try their hardest for it not to happen. Then is was about keeping it a secret..

This book was great! I am so glad to have added it to my “Read” shelf, but with each good book you read, you grow a little with the characters. Check this one out!

Review: This Time by A.J Warner

Genre: Contemporary

Pages: 192

Published: February 4th 2017

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Summary: Alison Scott never believed in such things as destiny or fate, but she did think that everything happened for a reason. So, when her life and marriage crumble before her eyes, she picks herself up out of the rubble and forges a new way.

Ethan Glenn worked hard to build his life, never taking time to really live. When Alison crosses his path again, sparks soar, sexual fantasies collide with reality, and Ethan wants more. He wants to be her everything.

Brought together by the destruction of their pasts, their hunger for each other could be the very thing that destroys them.

What happens when distance and circumstance threaten to stand in the way of this love? How do they cope when all that they want is everything time won’t let them have?

My Rating: 5 Stars

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I was given the opportunity to read this book as an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This was the first A.J. Warner book for me and boy, it was a roller-coaster ride. In this book, we meet Alison Scott. Alison is a mother of two children and a wife who has had enough.of her of no good husband Tyler. He treated her like dirt and she realized she couldn’t take it any more. So she calls the cops on him and files for divorce. Will it be enough to keep him away?

Shortly after, she is reunited with Ethan Glenn. He had totally brushed her off him high school, and now he really regretted doing so. Ethan and Alison started up a friendship via Facebook. The chemistry between these two was electric! But can she trust him? After everything that has happen in her past, can she find a way to move forward?

Check this one out if you are a sucker for second chances!

Review: Priceless by Winter Renshaw

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Road Trip

Pages: 337

Published: November 1, 2016

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Goodreads Summary: *An Amato Brothers x Rixton Falls standalone crossover*

It was New Year’s Eve, and I should’ve been ringing in the night with cheap champagne and bad decisions at home in New York. Instead I found myself holed up in some hotel room in southern California.

But I wasn’t alone.

I was in the company of a fellow stranded traveler by the name of Cristiano. We spent one night together – forced into the same hotel room by the snowstorm that cancelled our flights and changed our lives.

His dimpled smile, panty-melting kisses, and charming wit were a temporary distraction from the chaos of the day. But as soon as morning broke, I set my sights on getting home. I rented a car, mapped out my 2,749 mile journey, and packed my bags.

Only Cristiano insisted on joining me. He needed to get home, too. His best friend was getting married on Saturday. And he refused to let me go it alone. It wasn’t safe, he said.

Trekking across country with an alluring stranger was certainly one of the more adventurous moments of my life. Falling for him was certainly one of the most daring. But uncovering his secrets? That was the most challenging. And the truth I learned . . . would shatter us both.

My Rating: 5 STARS!!

My Thoughts: Well…she did it again! Winter Renshaw is becoming one of my favorite authors. This book was beyond amazing. I devoured it. Honestly, nothing I can say in this review is going to give it justice.

It was snuck in at the end of Cold Hearted and I swear I have never been happier about it. This puts you through all of the feels.Daphne is in the airport and has just gotten the news that her flight was been cancelled because of this huge snow storm on the East Coast.

She is rushing how because her twin sister is getting ready to give birth and she has to be there. Cristiano is in the same dilemma. He is trying to get to New Jersey for his best friends wedding.

Daphne decides she is going to rent a car and drive the length from California to New York. Cristiano refuses to let her go alone, so he tags along.

This is apparently a cross over over two different series that Winter Renshaw has going. I went into this book unaware of both of the series, however now I am interested in checking them both out!

Check this one out! You don’t want to miss it.

Review: Torpedo by Joanne Blake

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Pages: 481 (it says that on GR, but there is no way that book was 481 pages because there are two books in one)

Published: January 17th 2017

Goodreads Summary:There’s three things I love: my crew, my ship, and sinking my torpedo. 

I wanted to serve my country for life, but then my ship blew up. Now I’m stuck on indefinite shore leave, holed up in my hometown with no crew, no ship, and definitely no women. 

Until, after five years, she walks back into my life . 

Tabitha Peterson. 

Shabby Tabby, the beautiful girl from the wrong side of the tracks. She didn’t have money for fancy clothes, but Tabitha still caught every eye in a hundred mile radius – especially mine. Back then, I’d have done anything to catch her – with zero luck. 

I’d always wondered where she ended up. 

Now I know – because she’s in my house, the caregiver sent to tend to me. I’m broken, maybe forever, but she’s more tempting than ever, with her crazy curves and big, beautiful eyes. 

I go from being bored stiff to having the challenge of my life. 

I have two missions: learn to walk again, and get Tabby where I’ve wanted her all this time. In my arms and in my bed. 

We can do it lying, sitting, or standing on one leg – I don’t need both legs to show her a good time. I just want to tear her walls down as I tear her clothes off. 

When they fall, I’m not prepared for what comes next. How badly she’s been hurt… or how badly I want to protect her. 

But I’ll risk everything to make her mine, for good

My Rating: 🌟🌟

My Thoughts: This book was a big nope for me. I went into this, not realizing what the word torpedo meant in the first sentence of the summary.

Torpedo: a cigar-shaped self-propelled underwater missile designed to be fired from a ship or submarine or dropped into the water from an aircraft and to explode on reaching a target

Nope, it isn’t that. It’s his penis.Now granted he was in the Navy. This book had me seriously ROLLING my eyes so hard it’s a wonder that they didn’t fall out of my eye sockets.

The man in this story, Gabe, he was a jerk and horn dog. There was no chemistry at all. It moved so fast, within a moment they were spitting out “I love you’s”. It was super rushed.

I want a book I can feel! I want to understand the characters emotions and pain and this was so fast there was nothing to grab ahold of.

And take note, this book only goes to 50% and then they slip another book in there. Usually I would be a fan, but I am not even going to attempt it.

On to the next one. (I apologize if there are errors in this post, I’m on lunch and on my cellphone 😂😂)

Review: Lip Service Simone Sowood

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Pages: 239

Released: Jan. 2nd 2017 (A Brand New One!)

Goodreads Summary: My new neighbor is an online s*x advice vlogger — but she doesn’t know that I know

Out of curiosity, I checked out her videos. Who wouldn’t?
I didn’t count on being tempted by her silky voice or her full lips.
Too bad she’s off limits.
Being a single dad isn’t easy, and I have rules — no relationships, and no screwing close to home.
But when I become the subject of her posts, I can’t keep my hands off her any longer.
I have to teach her everything she got wrong in her videos.

*** A steamy STANDALONE full length contemporary romance novel with a hot, dominant bad boy alpha. No cliffhanger, no cheating, and a guaranteed happily ever after.***

My Rating: 5 Webcam stars!

My Review: You know, this is another book that surprised me. I really liked the characters. Avery, the sex expert, Knox, the hottie mechanic and of course Piper the spunky teen that brought them together.

Knox is a single dad. He was left to raise his 13-year-old daughter, when his baby mama had plans to marry another man. He somehow figured it out on his own. But when Avery moves in next door, she has his reevaluation his number one rule. No dating!

At first he was afraid that she would be a bad influence on his daughter,  when in return he realized, he needed her help because he didn’t know anything about bras and periods that his budding daughter was in much need of.

But when attraction became too much, they came to an agreement, only sex. And they had to keep it a secret. Until they both discover it is much more than just sex.

If you know me, you know this is a Kindle Unlimited. Hey, I am cheap! This was also my first by this author. I will definitely be on the look out for more from her! Be sure to check out Lip Service!