Book Talk Saturday: Four Books That Made Me Think and Cry

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Hey there, fair readers! Happy Saturday!

If you already don’t know, I’m Deanna Lynn and I own Okie Dreams Book Reviews. I’m also, at current, the lead and sole reviewer for the blog. But I’m hoping in the next few months to bring in a few additional reviewers so that whole sole reviewer thing will hopefully change in the coming months. Anyway…

Since we’ve been going pretty strong with a lot of reviews, blog tours, reveals, and promo spots this past year, I thought I’d start trying out a few new book discussion features on the blog. I’ve got a list of a few things I want to try over the next month or so, but I’m also open to suggestions from those of you who visit and want to see more. So, if you have something you’d like to see me start featuring on the blog here, feel free to email me and tell me your thoughts and ideas on it. For now though, I thought I would start with a Book Talk, where I discuss a few books that truly, deeply, emotionally affected me as I read them, in one way or another.

Each one of the books below took me on an incredible emotional journey, a few of which I’ve yet to recover from because I keep thinking about the book at random times. Which is how I know just how amazing I actually find these reads.

So, let’s get to it, shall we?

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Blog Tour: Make Me by Tessa Bailey (Review, Giveaway and Buy Links)

MAKE ME

Broke & Beautiful

Book Three

Tessa Bailey

192 Pages

Release Date: 08/11/2015


Publisher: Avon Impulse | Series: Broke & Beautiful
Genre: New Adult | RomanceContemporary Romance
Heat Level: Scorching


In the final Broke and Beautiful novel from bestselling author Tessa Bailey, a blue collar construction worker and a quiet uptown girl are about to discover that the friendzone can sometimes be excellent foreplay.

MakeMeConstruction worker Russell Hart has been head-over-work boots for Abby Sullivan since the moment he laid eyes on her. But he knows a classy, uptown virgin like her could never be truly happy with a rough, blue-collar guy like him. If only she’d stop treating him like her personal hero—a role he craves more than oxygen—maybe he could accept it.

With the future of her family’s hedge fund on her shoulders, Abby barely has time to sleep, let alone find love. And her best friend Russell acting like a sexy, overprotective hulk any time their Super Group goes out in public definitely isn’t helping her single status. But after a near-tragedy lands Russell in her bed for the night, Abby’s suddenly fantasizing about what he looks like shirtless. Chest hair and tattoos—who knew?

As Russell struggles to keep Abby at a safe distance, she begins to see through his tough-talking exterior—and acknowledge her own feelings. Now she’s ready to turn the friend-zone into foreplay…and make him lose control.

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New Books This Week & Books on Sales Right Now


Releasing This Week


 Daisy and the Front Man (Backstage Pass #3) Opening Up (Ink and Chrome, #1) Bride on the Run (Runaway Brides #4)

Accidentally in Love (Friends First, #3) Scorched (Frigid, #2) Get Naked


On Sale 


Free Right Now on Amazon

Two fantastic authors. Two fantastic books.

Talking Dirty with the CEO (Talking Dirty, #1) Dare to Desire (Dare to Love, #2)

On Sale for 99 cents on Amazon

I love this series! Highly Recommend!

Chase Me (Broke and Beautiful, #1) Need Me (Broke and Beautiful, #2)

On Sale for $1.99 on Amazon

One of my favorite Jill Shalvis series!

Highly recommend!

Instant Attraction (Wilder, #1) Instant Gratification (Wilder, #2) Instant Temptation (Wilder, #3)

Review: Need Me by Tessa Bailey

NEED ME

Broke & Beautiful

Book Two

Tessa Bailey

250 Pages

Release Date: 04/21/2015


Publisher: Avon Impulse | Series: Broke & Beautiful
Genre: New Adult | RomanceContemporary Romance
Heat Level: Scorching


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When Honey Perribow traded in her cowboy boots for stilettos and left her small Kentucky town to attend Columbia University, she never expected to find a dirt-cheap apartment or two new best friends. No stranger to hard work, Honey is completely focused on her medical degree … until she sees newly minted professor Ben Dawson, and her concentration is hijacked. Honey is fascinated by her gorgeous young English professor and vows to find a crack in his tweed-wearing, glasses-clad exterior.

At an off-campus party, an accident lands Ben in a dark, locked closet with a sexy-sounding Southern belle … and their chemistry is explosive. But when he discovers that the girl in his arms is the same beautiful student he can’t stop thinking about, he is stunned. Student-teacher relationships are strictly forbidden … yet no matter how hard he tries, Ben can’t stay away from Honey.

And when his attempt to fight their attraction nearly ruins the best thing that ever happened to him, Ben will do anything to prove how much he needs her.

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Review: Chase Me by Tessa Bailey

Chase Me (Broke and Beautiful, #1)Chase Me by Tessa Bailey

Publisher: Avon Romance
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: March 17th, 2015
Pages: 272 e-book
Series: Broke & Beautiful

College drop-out, Roxy Cumberland, moved to New York with dreams of becoming an actress, but her dwindling bank account is quickly putting the kibosh on that fantasy. To make some quick cash, she signs up to perform singing telegrams. Her first customer is a gorgeous, cocky Manhattan trust-funder if she ever laid eyes on one. And what could be more humiliating than singing an ode to his junk, courtesy of his last one night stand? Maybe the fact that she’s dressed in a giant, pink bunny costume…

After a night out to celebrate winning his last case, lawyer Louis McNally II isn’t prepared for the pounding in his head or the rabbit serenading him from the front door. But the sassy wit and sexy voice of the girl behind the mask intrigues him, and one look at her stunning face—followed by a mind-blowing kiss against his doorjamb—leaves Louis wanting more.

Roxy doesn’t need a spoiled rich boy who’s had everything in life handed to him on a Tiffany platter. But there’s more to Louis than his sexy surface and he’s determined to make Roxy see it…even if it means chasing her all over NYC.

Find it at: Avon Impulse | Amazon | Goodreads

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