Review: Faking Perfect by Rebecca Phillips

Faking Perfect

Rebecca Phillips

272 Pages

Release Date: 06/30/2015

PUBLISHER: KENSINGTON BOOKS
GENRE: TEEN/YA | YA ROMANCE | YA CONTEMPORARY


How long can she keep the truth under wraps?

22859815When Lexi Shaw seduced Oakfield High’s resident bad boy Tyler Flynn at the beginning of senior year, he seemed perfectly okay with her rules:

  1. Avoid her at school.
  2. Keep his mouth shut about what they do together.
  3. Never tease her about her friend (and unrequited crush) Ben.

Because with his integrity and values and golden boy looks, Ben can never find out about what she’s been doing behind closed doors with Tyler. Or that her mom’s too busy drinking and chasing losers to pay the bills. Or that Lexi’s dad hasn’t been a part of her life for the last thirteen years. But with Tyler suddenly breaking the rules, Ben asking her out, and her dad back in the picture, how long will she be able to go on faking perfect?

NOTE: This book deals with serious, relatable teen issues (drugs, alcoholism, abandonment), in the vein of THE FAULT IN OUR STARS and other similar contemporary YA novels.


“Edgy and honest, Faking Perfect is the real thing.” –Huntley Fitzpatrick

Faking Perfect didn’t have to fake much at all – this book is an amazing read! Packed with chaotic family drama, sneaky bad boys who’ll steal your heart and a resident nerd best friend any girl in real life absolutely needs, Phillips’s latest delivers an emotional roller-coaster ride of a not-so-perfect teenage girl’s life. Fans of The Duff will love this, as it is a great story of an underdog finally coming out on top, as she learns to love each flaw she has, one at a time.”– RT Book Reviews, 4.5 Stars Top Pick


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Review: Second Chance Summer by Jill Shalvis

SECOND CHANCE SUMMER

Cedar Ridge Series

Book One

Jill Shalvis

369 Pages

Release Date: 06/30/2015


PUBLISHER: GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING | IMPRINT: FOREVER
GENRE: CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE | SERIES: CEDAR RIDGE
HEAT LEVEL: HOT & SIZZLING 


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Cedar Ridge, Colorado, is famous for crisp mountain air, clear blue skies, and pine-scented breezes. And it’s the last place Lily Danville wants to be. But she needs a job, and there’s an opening at the hottest resort in her hometown. What has her concerned is the other hot property in Cedar Ridge: Aidan Kincaid-firefighter, rescue worker, and heartbreaker. She never could resist that devastating smile . . .

The Kincaid brothers are as rough and rugged as the Rocky Mountains they call home. Aidan has always done things his own way, by his own rules. And never has he regretted anything more than letting Lily walk out of his life ten years ago. If anyone has ever been in need of rescuing, she has. What she needs more than anything are long hikes, slow dances, and sizzling kisses. But that can only happen if he can get her to give Cedar Ridge-and this bad boy-a second chance . . .


“Fall in love with Jill Shalvis! She’s my go-to read for humor and heart.”

~ Susan Mallery, New York Times bestselling author ~


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Blitz Tour: Neighbors With Benefits by Marissa Clarke (Excerpt, Review, Giveaway and Buy Links)

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NEIGHBORS WITH BENEFITS

ANDERSON BROTHERS SERIES

Book Two

Marissa Clarke

225 Pages

Release Date: 06/30/2015


PUBLISHER: ENTANGLED PUBLISHING | IMPRINT: LOVESTRUCK
GENRE: CONTEMPORARY ROMANCESERIES: ANDERSON BROTHERS
HEAT LEVEL: SEXY & SIZZLING


When control freak Michael Anderson strikes a bargain  with the house sitter next door, he discovers the hardest thing to control might his heart. 

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NwBCEO Michael Anderson might be something of a “control freak.” Still, he’s not quite sure why his therapist thinks dog sitting will fix anything—especially since he and the canine share a kind of mutual loathing. And to make matters worse, a house sitter moves in next door disrupting his peace—and his dates—with the worst possible music at the worst possible time… every time.

Free-spirited artist Mia Argaropolis has settled into the perfect gig—housesitting in NYC’s Upper West Side while working as an art therapist. Too bad she’s stuck living next door to a bossy control freak with a penchant for calling building security when she blasts music to drown out the noises coming through his bedroom wall.

Post-apocalyptic dinner rolls that nearly take her kitchen with them, a douchebag ex, and a Shih Tzu with the personality of Godzilla attack Mia in one day, and her unlikely neighbor comes to the rescue. Like it was her fault. And now, somehow, they find themselves engaged? Both agree, this neighborly feud just got taken to a whole new level.


“Sexy, smart, fun! A fabulous new voice in contemporary romance!”

Sophie JordanNew York Times bestselling author


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Release Blitz Tour: Caught by Clare James (Guest Post, Promo, Review, Giveaway & Buy Links)

Good morning, readers! Today on the blog we’ve got a release week tour stop for a new Entangled Brazen book, Caught by Clare James. We’re lucky enough to have a guest post by Clare on the blog as well today and I couldn’t be more excited to share that with you, or more thankful to Clare for taking the time to write something up for us. Please be sure to check that post out beneath the cut, and also to read our review of Caught.

And don’t forget to enter the awesome Rafflecopter giveaway from Clare, too!

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In CAUGHT, a new Entangled Brazen release by Clare James, racecar driver Jarod Cage must put his future in the hands of celebrity publicist Vivian Blake to save his career. Which is becoming a problem, because the heat between them is about to redline. But when you go this hard and fast, putting on the brakes is the most dangerous thing you can do…


CAUGHT

Elite PR Series

Book One

Clare James

279 Pages

Released: 06/30/2015


PUBLISHER: ENTANGLED PUBLISHING | IMPRINT: BRAZEN
GENRE: CONTEMPORARY ROMANCESERIES: ELITE PR
HEAT LEVEL: HOT & SIZZLING


She was hired to clean up his image. He wants nothing more than to get her dirty.

Caught Final CoverWatching sex tapes at the office is just part of PR professional Vivian Blake’s job, especially when she has to clean up a celebrity’s image. Except that her newest client isn’t quite that easy. Racecar driver Jarod Cage is beyond hot, and his onscreen “performance” is already compromising Viv’s cool professionalism.

While Jarod hasn’t exactly been discreet about his personal life, he never thought his reputation could cost him both his sponsor and his racing career. Now he has to put his future in the hands of a tiny, pixie-like publicist. Which is becoming a problem, because the heat between them is about to redline. But when you go this hard and fast, putting on the brakes is the most dangerous thing you can do…


 Keep reading for a Guest Post by Clare James on Getting into the Mind of Racing’s #1 Bad Boy, a review and rating of Caught, as well as giveaway and buy links, and information on how to connect with Clare James online. 

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Blog Tour: Once Upon A Cowboy by Maggie McGinnis (Excerpt, Review, Giveaway and Buy Links)

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Once Upon A Cowboy

Whisper Creek Series

Book Three

Maggie McGinnis

285 Pages

Release Date: 06/30/2015


PUBLISHER/IMPRINT: RANDOM HOUSE LOVESWEPT
GENRE: CONTEMPORARY ROMANCESERIES: WHISPER CREEK
HEAT LEVEL: SWEET & MILD


In this sexy Whisper Creek romance for readers of Kristan Higgins, Susan Mallery, and Molly O’Keefe, a red-hot cowboy uses some Montana magic to give a reclusive beauty her happily ever after.

OUAC_coverYoga instructor Jessalyn Alcott radiates peace, calm, and serenity—on the outside. Inside, she still feels like the broken, desperate girl from the trailer park. She’s got dark secrets she can’t share, which is why she never lets her relationships go beyond the third date. But when she travels to the Whisper Creek dude ranch for a friend’s wedding, Jess is enchanted by a cowboy whose deep blue eyes, dimpled smile, and rock-hard body make it tough to remember why she keeps running scared.

Cole Driscoll has struggled to find his place on a family ranch where he’s always played second fiddle. His future might be uncertain, but he’s sure of one thing: He wants Jess by his side. Easier said than done. When it comes to getting close, she’s full of excuses, and he longs to fix the hurt he sees in her eyes. Now that she’s at Whisper Creek, there’s nothing he wants more than to break down the walls around her heart and heal her pain with the power of love.


“Sexy, charming, and perfectly heartwarming, Once Upon a Cowboy is the ultimate pick-me-up. Everything about this book made me smile. Maggie McGinnis just keeps getting better and better!” 

USA Today bestselling author Lauren Layne


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Blitz Tour: Hard to Let Go by Laura Kaye (Excerpt, Giveaway and Buy Links, Series Information)

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HARD TO LET GO

HARD INK SERIES

Book Four

Laura Kaye

384 Pages

Release Date: 06/30/2015


PUBLISHER: HARPERCOLLINS | IMPRINT: AVON ROMANCE
GENRE: CONTEMPORARY ROMANCESERIES: HARD INK


Five dishonored soldiers. Former Special Forces. One last mission. These are the men of Hard Ink…

Hard to Let Go - coverBeckett Murda hates to dwell on the past. But his investigation into the ambush that killed half his Special Forces team and ended his Army career gives him little choice. Just when his team learns how powerful their enemies are, hard-ass Beckett encounters his biggest complication yet—a seductive, feisty Katherine Rixey.

A tough, stubborn prosecutor, Kat visits her brothers’ Hard Ink Tattoo shop following a bad break-up—and finds herself staring down the barrel of a stranger’s gun. Beckett is hard-bodied and sexy as hell, but he’s also the most infuriating man ever. Worse, Kat’s brothers are at war with the criminals her office is investigating. When Kat joins the fight, she lands straight in Beckett’s sights . . . and in his arms. Not to mention their enemies’ crosshairs.

Now Beckett and Kat must set aside their differences to work together, because the only thing sweeter than justice is finding love and never letting go.


“A great new author!”

J.R. Ward

New York Times bestselling author


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Blog Tour: To Tempt A Seal by Sara Jane Stone (Excerpt, Review, Giveaway and Buy Links)

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TO TEMPT A SEAL

Sin City SEALs Series

Book One

Sara Jane Stone

162 Pages

Release Date: 06/30/2015


PUBLISHER: ENTANGLED PUBLISHING | IMPRINT: BRAZEN
GENRE: CONTEMPORARY ROMANCESERIES: SIN CITY SEALS
HEAT LEVEL: SEXY & SIZZLING


He can resist everything…except her.

To Tempt a Seal_CoverFor the first time in her life, social worker Lucia Lewis is ready to live. And the masquerade ball in Las Vegas is just the place to find a ridiculously hot guy to complete her wicked to-do list. The only rule? Her elegant Venetian mask—which conceals the scars that have always held her back from the life she deserves—stays on.

Navy SEAL Cade Daniels heads to Vegas on a mission to keep his best friend’s little sister out of trouble. Except the woman he’s sent to find is all heat and flame…and perfectly capable of handling herself. And him. But the moment Lucia’s mask slips, the need to heal her, body and soul, is complete and absolute temptation.

But revealing himself could cost him the one thing he isn’t willing to risk…his heart.


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Book Releases: For the week of June 28th 2015


Releasing this week!


Second Chance Summer (Cedar Ridge, #1) Once Upon a Cowboy (Whisper Creek, #3) A Promise of Forever (Tallgrass, #4) Miss Match

To Tempt a Seal Caught Neighbors with Benefits (Anderson Brothers, #2) Bridesmaid Blues

Faking Perfect As Night Falls Heat of the Moment (Sisters of the Craft, #2) Seduced by the Baron (Fairy Tales of New York, #4)


And don’t miss these great books that released last week!


Up in Smoke (Crossing the Line, #2) Wicked Ride (Realm Enforcers, #1) Bachelorette for Sale (West Side Romance, #1) The Book of Speculation

One Night with the Tycoon (Whiskey River Book 3) Tempting the Knight Taming the Beast The Good, the Bad, and the Grace of God: What Honesty and Pain Taught Us about Faith, Family, and Forgiveness

Review: Wicked Ride by Rebecca Zanetti

WICKED RIDE

Realm Enforcers Series

Book One

Rebecca Zanetti

279 Pages

Released: 06/23/2015


PUBLISHER: KENSINGTON BOOKS | IMPRINT: LYRICAL PRESS
GENRE: CONTEMPORARY ROMANCEPARANORMAL ROMANCE | SUSPENSE
SERIES: REALM ENFORCERS


If you love the Dark Protectors, these wicked hot Realm Enforcers are for you!

23403599Alexandra Monzelle is a hard-fighting, heat-packing Seattle vice cop, and she’s not much interested in being protected. Her short skirt and sex-kitten heels are tools to lure her suspects into talking about the deadly new drug hitting the streets. She can take care of herself and then some. Unfortunately, she can’t seem to get that through to Kellach Dunne.

Kellach is a fresh import from Dublin, and he’s landed at the heart of a vicious motorcycle club that deals in guns, narcotics, and mayhem. He’s all male, all rough power—and all interference in her damn investigation. Maybe he’s one of the good guys. Maybe not. Lex knows an affair with an immortal like him would risk everything. No matter how delicious he looks…


Non-stop action and a hero to die for!”

~ Alexandra Ivy ~


 

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Review: Bridesmaid Blues by Boone Brux

Bridesmaid Blues

Wedding Favors Series

Book One

Boone Brux

152 Pages

Release Date: 06/30/2013


PUBLISHER: ENTANGLED PUBLISHING | IMPRINT: LOVESTRUCK
GENRE: CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE | SERIES: WEDDING FAVORS
HEAT LEVEL: SEXY & SIZZLING


A wedding. An ex. And a secret.

25641197Maid-of-Honor Dani Brown can handle anything that comes her way when it comes to her best friend’s wedding. That is, until the bride asks for a huge favor-Dani needs to distract the best man, who happens to be Dani’s ex. The ex she has fantasized dismembering for a year now. The ex she’ll have to suck it up and play nice with if this wedding is to go off without a hitch.

Businessman Jamie Kingsland is back in Seattle for a wedding. There’s just one problem – the maid of honor wants him dead. Except she doesn’t. Even though he knows he broke her heart last year when things got too serious and he panicked and left, she’s being way too nice about it now. And it scares him.

Something is up with his favorite bridesmaid, and he’s determined to find out what…

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Review: A Girl Undone by Catherine Linka

A Girl Undone

A Girl Called Fearless Series

Book Two

Catherine Linka

304 Pages

Released: 06/23/2015


PUBLISHER: ST MARTIN’S PRESS | IMPRINT: GRIFFIN
GENRE: TEEN/YA YA ROMANCE | YA SCI-FI YA DYSTOPIAN | YA MYSTERY/THRILLER
SERIES: A GIRL CALLED FEARLESS


23014305Having survived a violent confrontation with the US government, Avie is not out of danger. Both she and the young man she loves, Yates, have been declared terrorists, and Yates is hospitalized in critical condition, leaving Avie with the perilous task of carrying information that can bring down the Paternalist party, if she can get it into the right hands.

Forced on the run with handsome, enigmatic woodsman Luke, Avie struggles when every turn becomes a choice between keeping the two of them alive or completing their mission. With her face on every news channel and a quarter million dollar reward from the man who still owns her marriage Contract, Avie’s worst fears are about to come true.

Equal parts thrilling and romantic, A Girl Undone is sure to keep your heart racing right until the very end.

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Blog Tour: Up in Smoke by Tessa Bailey (Excerpt, Review, Giveaway, Buy Links)

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 Up in Smoke

Tessa Bailey

Crossing The Line

Book Three

352 pages

Release Date: 6/23/2015


 Never start a fire you can’t control…


up in smokeConnor Bannon is supposed to be dead. Dishonorably discharged from the Navy SEALs, he’s spent the last two years working as a street enforcer in Brooklyn for his cousin’s crime ring. Through a twist of fate, he’s now in Chicago, working undercover to bust criminals. But when a cute little arsonist joins the team-all combat boots, tiny jean shorts, and hot-pink hair-Connor’s notorious iron control slips.

Erin “she’s getting away” O’Dea knows two things. She hates authority. And… Nope, that’s it. When she’s forced to operate on the “right” side of the law, her fear of being confined and controlled blazes to the surface. The last thing she expects is a control freak like Connor to soothe her when she needs it most. Worse, something behind the sexy ex-soldier’s eyes ignites a dangerous inferno of desire. One that invites Erin to play with fire. And one that could get them both killed…


“Tessa Bailey’s books completely, utterly, totally wreck me!”

~ NYT Bestselling Author, SOPHIE JORDAN ~


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Review: Risking It All by Tessa Bailey

Risking It All

Crossing The Line Series

Book One

Tessa Bailey

400 Pages

Released: 01/27/2015


PUBLISHER: ENTANGLED PUBLISHING | IMPRINT: ENTANGLED SELECT
GENRE: CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE | SERIES: CROSSING THE LINE


She’s gone rogue. He’ll live to keep her safe…

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NYPD detective Seraphina Newsom will avenge her brother’s death at any cost. Even if it means insinuating herself into a rough, Brooklyn street gang and going so far undercover, she’s not sure she’ll be able to get out. Every minute she spends in their midst means the clock ticking down on her life, especially when she overhears something that could get her killed.

Bowen Driscol is the heir to a crime enterprise. He never asked for the job, but with his father behind bars, he has no choice but to step in and keep the operation running. But when the NYPD blackmails him with a piece of damning information in exchange for aiding an undercover cop, he finds himself on the other side of the law for the first time in his life.

Bowen knows the danger Sera is in, and keeping her safe trumps saving his own ass. The problem? She can’t know he’s on her side. And there’s the matter of the seriously inconvenient heat sparking between them that’s incinerating his resistance. But Sera only sees Bowen’s past, and men like him are the reason her brother is dead. If they’re to get out alive, he’ll have to risk exposing the man beneath, and hope to hell he doesn’t blow the whole operation in the process.

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Review: Riskier Business by Tessa Bailey

Riskier Business

Crossing The Line Series

Book 0.5

Tessa Bailey

140 Pages

Released: 01/05/2015


PUBLISHER: ENTANGLED PUBLISHING | IMPRINT: ENTANGLED SELECT
GENRE: CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE | SERIES: CROSSING THE LINE


One more game. And this time, there are no rules…

23723100After a life of pool hustling and living on the wrong side of the law, Ruby Elliott is living on the straight and narrow with sexy-as-all-hell NYPD detective, Troy Bennett. Now the only trouble Ruby has with the law is the naughty kind, pinned against the wall by Troy’s strict and spectacularly hard body. Obeying his every command. Both of them losing themselves in a lust that borders on obsession…

But then her father returns with an offer she can’t refuse: one last hustle in exchange for information. Information she’d die to have. As the pieces and the players of the game reveal themselves, Troy feels the fine edges of his control slipping—control he can’t channel without hurting Ruby. The stakes are high, and the risk higher. Because losing this final game could cost more than Ruby’s heart…it might cost her life.

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Review: His Risk To Take by Tessa Bailey

His Risk To Take

Line of Duty Series

Book Two

Crossing The Line Series

Prequel Book

Tessa Bailey

162 Pages

Released: 05/13/2013


PUBLISHER: ENTANGLED PUBLISHING | IMPRINT: ENTANGLED SELECT
GENRE: CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE | SERIES: CROSSING THE LINE (Prequel)
SERIES: LINE OF DUTY (Book Two)


The greater the risk, the hotter the reward…

23905954Homicide cop Troy Bennett had a reputation with the Chicago PD for being fearless and in control—until the night his daredevil partner is killed during a raid. From that moment on, he swears he’ll never again be responsible for the loss of a loved one. To escape his demons, Troy transfers to the NYPD, bringing him up close and personal with Ruby Elliott, a beautiful, street-savvy pool hustler.

Reckless and stubbornly independent, Ruby embodies everything Troy’s avoiding, but when she walks into the pub he’s at with his new coworkers and blows his carefully laid plans to hell, Troy knows he has to have her—risks be damned. But there’s a connection between Ruby’s shadowed past and a case Troy’s working involving a notorious Brooklyn felon, throwing her safety into jeopardy. Confronted with his biggest fear, will Troy push Ruby away to keep her safe or fight to keep her in his arms where she belongs?

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