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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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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Series Spotlight and Review: Revenge Best Served Hot by Jackie Braun


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The Men of The Zodiac Series 

Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Imprint: Indulgence
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Men of the Zodiac

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Review: Turning The Tables by Joan Kilby


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Author: Joan Kilby
Publisher: Entangled Brazen, Entangled Publishing, Brazen Books
Page Count: 147 pages
Format: E-Arc
Source: Publisher/NetGalley
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Series: Italian Connection (Book #2)
Heat Level: Hot and Sizzling
Release Date: 6/9/2015


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Tina Borlenghi is a billionaire businesswoman, heiress to the Borlenghi fortune, and living la dolce vita. She’s also a magnet for men who crave fame and celebrity. So while in New York City launching a new fashion boutique, Tina is more than intrigued when sports bar owner Luke Pederson mistakes her for a sales assistant. He’s sexier than sin and only interested in her. What’s the harm in a little steamy role-playing?

Luke can’t get enough of Tina. And yet, something feels…off. Why is she so secretive? As their role-playing encounters become more erotic, Luke’s suspicions grow. The woman rocking his world is hiding something. Something big. He’s ready to play for keeps, but finding out who Tina really is may just turn the tables on everything he thought he knew about love.

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Review: Hold Me Until Midnight by Christina Phillips


Hold Me Until Midnight


Author: Christina Phillips
Publisher: Entangled Brazen, Entangled Publishing, Brazen Books
Page Count: 218 pages
Format: E-Arc
Source: Publisher/NetGalley
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Series: Grayson Brothers
Heat Level: Hot and Sizzling
Release Date: 6/9/2015


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Scarlett Ashford needs a date for her father’s wedding. Only she doesn’t just need a guy in a suit—she needs a bodyguard. The only problem is that Jackson Grayson is big and gorgeous and way too sexy. So much so that Scarlett’s tempted to let this hot bad boy ruin her oh-so-good reputation…

Jackson doesn’t do relationships and he certainly doesn’t sleep with clients. Yet he can’t fight their inconvenient attraction, or how badly he wants Scarlett’s warm and wicked curves against his body. He wants her. Now. Even if it’s just for one night, and even if walking away the next morning isn’t as easy as he thought.

Besides, one hot and incredibly intense night between a bad boy and a pampered princess could never turn into something real…could it?

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Review: Sharp Shootin’ Cowboy by Victoria Vane


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Author: Victoria Vane
Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca
Page Count: 32o pages
Format: E-Arc
Source: Publisher/NetGalley
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Military Romance, Western Romance
Series: Hot Cowboy Nights (Book #3)
Heat Level: Hot & Sizzling
Release Date: 6/2/2015


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A Weary warrior…

After eight years as a Marine sniper, war-scarred Reid Everett is back in his native Wyoming. He knows and loves this rugged land, so working for wildlife services to reduce the booming wolf population suits him to a T.

A Caring crusader…

Wildlife biologist Haley Cooper is desperate to make a difference. Leaving the world of academia behind, she accepts a position as a wolf advocate to protect the animals she loves.

Raw attraction…

Their jobs set them on a collision course, but chemistry sparks like wildfire between Reid and Haley. They’ll have to brave some rough territory if they hope to reconcile their polarizing views with a passion that won’t be denied.

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Review: Stripped Bear by Kate Baxter


Stripped Bear


Author: Kate Baxter
Publisher: St Martin’s Press
Page Count: 94 pages
Format: E-Book
Source: Purchase
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Last True Vampire (Book #0.5)
Heat Level: Hot & Sizzling
Release Date: 5/19/2015


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Get lost in the powerful, sexy novella by Kate Baxter where one alpha shifter will do whatever it takes to claim the woman he can *bearly* resist…

25534446Caden Mitchell is the ultimate alpha. Known to most as a smoldering hot billionaire, his secret weapon- the ability to shapeshift into a strong and deadly bear- allows him to be the most ruthless enforcer of the Sotiari, a paranormal organization tasked with keeping the course of Fate on the right track. But when the ailing health of his grandmother leads him back home, the luscious curves of his childhood nemesis will be too much to resist…

Leah Ridgeway never expected Caden to give her the time of day. With his abs cut from stone and powerful, strong arms, she knows there’s no chance he’s interested in her handful of curves. But Caden is tormented by thoughts of her beautiful body. And when evil threatens Leah’s very life, Caden will stop at nothing to keep her safe…and claim her as his mate…

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Blog Tour: All of Me by Jennifer Bernard (Promo, Excerpt, Review, Giveaway)

Good morning, readers! Today on the blog, we’ve got a tour stop for the contemporary romance All of Me by Jennifer Bernard that released on May 26th, 2015. All of Me is the first book in Jennifer’s new A Love Between the Bases series and features hotshot baseball pitcher, Caleb Hart, and the woman hired to change the ball team’s image, Sadie Merritt.

In addition to the book’s back cover blurb, we’ll also be featuring a few image teasers with dialogue from the book, as well as a tasty book excerpt, our book review and rating, and a link to a tour-wide giveaway for A Touch by Alyssa Milano Texas Rangers Women’s Addison Slim Fit V-Neck Burnout T-Shirt in Royal Blue (Winner will choose size/US ONLY). You won’t want to miss it.


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Author: Jennifer Bernard
Publisher: Avon Romance
Page Count: 384 pages
Format: E-Arc
Source: Publisher
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: A Love Between The Bases
Heat Level: Hot & Sizzling
Release Date: 5/26/2015


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ALL OF MEJennifer Bernard, the USA Today bestselling author of the Bachelor Firemen series, scores another homerun with a brand-new series about sexy, single baseball players.

Playing for the Kilby Catfish is hotshot pitcher Caleb Hart’s last chance to salvage his career after a major league meltdown. But the day of his opener with the minor league team, Caleb strikes out with the gorgeous woman who is delivering a petition to run the unruly Catfish out of town. Now to stay in the lineup, Caleb will need to score big with the feisty brunette he can’t keep out of his thoughts.

After the nasty lies Sadie Merritt’s rich ex-boyfriend spread about her all over town, she’s lucky to have a job at all. She can’t afford to screw it up by falling for the player who is supposed to be helping her change the image of the fun-loving Catfish. But that’s easier said than done when Caleb’s voice alone is enough to make her pulse race. And when he surprises her with a mind-blowing kiss, she knows there’s no turning back.


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JenniferJennifer Bernard is the USA Today bestselling author of the Bachelor Firemen of San Gabriels series. She is a graduate of Harvard and a former news promo producer. The child of academics, she confounded her family by preferring romance novels to … well, any other books. She left big city life for true love in Alaska, where she now lives with her husband and stepdaughters. She’s no stranger to book success, as she also writes erotic novellas under a naughty secret name not to be mentioned at family gatherings.

Author Links:  Website | Facebook | Twitter  | Goodreads


Read on for book teasers, an excerpt, a review and rating, and a link to a fantastic tour-wide giveaway.

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Blog Tour: No Better Man by Sara Richardson (Promo, Excerpt, Review, Giveaway Link)

Hello again, dear readers! We’re back with a release week blitz tour stop for No Better Man by Sara Richardson. We’ve got details about the book, including where to find it online, as well as an excerpt from No Better Man, plus you can read our review, see our rating, and  find a link to a giveaway where 10 print copies of No Better Man are up for grabs. We’re also featuring a blurb for book two in Sara’s A Heart of the Rockies series.


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Author: Sara Richardson
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Page Count: 368 pages
Format: E-Arc
Source: Publisher
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Heart of the Rockies (Book #1)
Heat Level: Hot & Sizzling
Release Date: 5/26/2015


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When it comes to business, Avery King always comes out on top. So after a very public breakup, work is the perfect excuse to flee the Windy City for the gentle breezes of Aspen, Colorado. Her mission: acquire the land of a rundow29n mountain ranch. Avery expects an easy win . . . until she meets the rugged and irresistible rancher who won’t give up his property without a fight.

Bryce Walker is stunned by the stubborn beauty determined to get what she wants. But what she wants is his last connection to the life he used to have. Bryce has plans to return the ranch to its former glory and no way will he sell his family home. Yet the more time he spends with Avery, the more her sweet touch makes him forget his painful memories. Now Bryce must decide whether living in the past is worth losing his future . . .


“Charming, witty, and fun. There’s no better read. I enjoyed every word!” DEBBIE MACOMBER, #1 New York Times bestselling author


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A former job-hopper, Jessica Lemmon resides in Ohio with her husband and rescue dog. She holds a degree in graphic design currently gathering dust in an impressive frame. When she’s not writing super-sexy heroes, she can be found cooking, drawing, drinking coffee (okay, wine), and eating potato chips. She firmly believes God gifts us with talents for a purpose, and with His help, you can create the life you want.

Jessica is a social media junkie who loves to hear from readers.

You can find her here:

Website: www.jessicalemmon.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorjessicale…
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/lemmony


Read on for an excerpt, book review and rating, and details on where to purchase No Better Man online, plus you can find a link to a rafflecopter giveaway for 10 print copies of No Better Man and also details about the second book in Sara Richardson’s A Heart of the Rockies series

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Blog Tour: Rescuing The Bad Boy by Jessica Lemmon (Promo, Review, Excerpt, Giveaway)


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Author: Jessica Lemmon
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Page Count: 432 pages
Format: E-Arc
Source: NetGalley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Second Chance (Book #2)
Heat Level: Hot & Sizzling
Release Date: 5/26/2015


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For Donovan Pate, the lake town of Evergreen Cove is a minefield of tough memories—including the day he had to let go of Sofie Martin. Years later, he still can’t forget the taste of her lips and the feel of her killer curves. He knows he’s too damaged, that he should stay away for her own good. But what the head says and the heart wants are two very different things…

Seven years ago, Donovan broke Sofie’s heart. Now her career depends on playing nice in order to pull off the charity fundraiser of the decade. She vows to keep things professional…yet working by his side every day doesn’t make it easy to fight temptation, and it isn’t long before she finds herself falling for this bad boy all over again. But loving Donovan means helping him face his past–so they can fight for a future together.


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jessicalemmon_author photoA former job-hopper, Jessica Lemmon resides in Ohio with her husband and rescue dog. She holds a degree in graphic design currently gathering dust in an impressive frame. When she’s not writing super-sexy heroes, she can be found cooking, drawing, drinking coffee (okay, wine), and eating potato chips. She firmly believes God gifts us with talents for a purpose, and with His help, you can create the life you want.

You can also find her here: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Goodreads


Read on for an excerpt, review, details on where to find Rescuing the Bad Boy online, as well as a book spotlight for the first book in Jessica Lemmon’s Second Chance series, Bringing Home the Bad Boy, AND you will also find a tour-wide giveaway link where you can enter to win one of five autographed copies of Rescuing the Bad Boy.

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ARC Review: Falling for His Best Friend by Katee Robert

Falling for His Best Friend

Author: Katee Robert
Publisher: Brazen Books, Entangled Brazen, Entangled Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 240 pages
Release Date: May 19, 2015
Heat Level: Hot & Sizzling
Tropes: Best friends to lovers
Format: E-Arc
Source: Publisher/NetGalley
Series: Out of Uniform #3


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Avery Yeung’s biological clock just went off early. Thanks to her family’s medical history, she’s running out of time to get knocked up. And the only guy within donating distance? Her overprotective—and irritatingly hot—best friend. So clearly she needs an anonymous donor…

Anonymous donor? Over Sheriff Drew Flannery’s dead body. While daddyhood will never be in the cards for a man with his past, Drew won’t let Avery shop for a “popsicle pop.” He’ll do what’s right for his best friend by doing his best friend. But only if they do it properly.

But there’s nothing “proper” about it. Between the bed, the kitchen counter, and against his squad car, Avery and Drew are having the hottest sex ever. They can’t get enough of it—or each other. And without knowing it, they’ve crossed the one line that could ruin their friendship forever…

 Read on for my review and rating as well as details on where to get this book and the other books in the Out of Uniform series 

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Review: His to Keep by Katee Robert (with a Spotlight on Book #2)

His To Keep

Author: Katee Robert
Publisher: Brazen Books, Entangled Brazen, Entangled Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 101 pages
Release Date: April 2014
Heat Level: Hot & Sizzling
Series: Out of Uniform (#1.5)


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School teacher Marceline Bellini gave up everything—men, sex, anything resembling a social life—to raise her young daughter. To be the perfect parent. But when she attends an engagement party in her standard stick-in-the-mud mode, her friends begin plying Marceline with shots. Just enough to convince her that a little fun doesn’t sound like a bad idea… and having some naughty fun is an even better one.

Like finding herself deliciously pressed against a dark alley wall by the very familiar and über-hot bod of her best friend’s older brother.

After years of waiting in painful silence, cop Aaron Robinson finally has Marceline’s attention. And man, does he have it. But nothing could have prepared either of them for the rush of fiery lust between them. So he’ll just have to convince Marceline he’s for real. And that a rainy, lust-fuelled romp is the first step to a lifetime of completely imperfect happiness…

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Review: In Bed with Mr. Wrong by Katee Robert

Title: In Bed with Mr. Wrong (Out of Uniform) Book #1
Author: Katee Robert
Publisher: Brazen Books, Entangled Publishing, Entangled Brazen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 200 pages
Heat Level: Hot & Sizzling
Format: E-Book
Source: Purchased
Release Date: January 2014
Series: Out of Uniform #1

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Brianne Nave is never doing her friends a favor again. When they begged her to go on a blind date, she didn’t expect someone so perfectly gorgeous. She’s a mousy librarian—totally not in this man’s league. And judging by his odd reaction when she opens the door, he knows it, too.

Air Force Pararescuer Ryan Flannery avoids his hometown at all costs. He’s not thrilled about the date until he’s shocked silent by the prickly little librarian’s sweet curves and kissable lips…and her smart mouth. But then an argument leads to a kiss that spirals out of control. How can two people have so little chemistry outside the bedroom when they fit together so perfectly in it?

When their friends strand them in a cabin to “work things out,” Bri’s not sure whether to kill him or put the industrial-sized box of condoms they find to use. Bottom line—Ryan’s career military and hates the tiny town she loves. He’ll leave, just like everyone else in her life. And if she’s foolish enough to give him her heart, he’ll take it with him.

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Review: Summer on Lovers’ Island by Donna Alward (w/ Series Spotlight)

Summer on Lover’s Island

By Donna Alward

Publisher: St Martin’s Press
Pages: 320 pages
Format: E-Arc
Source: NetGalley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Heat Level: Hot & Sizzling
Series: Jewel Cove
Release Date: 5/5/2015


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Lizzie Howard’s life has always been adrenaline-charged. Top of her class at Harvard Med and now a gifted trauma doctor, Lizzie’s medical career has always come before rest, relaxation, and especially romance. But when one careless mistake brings her future to a screeching halt, Lizzie’s only chance at reviving it is to temporarily take over a friend’s practice in Jewell Cove. The sleepy Maine coast, a world away from the bustling emergency room Lizzie knows and loves, leaves her feeling more lost than ever-until she meets widowed doctor Joshua Collins, and her heart starts beating a little bit faster…

Coming home to Jewell Cove was Josh’s salvation after his wife died. Looking for peace among the familiar faces of friends and family, he’s grateful to work in the town’s small medical clinic by day and spend his nights trying to forget everything he’s lost. Lizzie’s big-city sensibilities are a brash reminder of the world he’s pushed away, but he can’t deny that together they’ve sparked a flame that crackles higher and brighter every day. Maybe love is the best medicine after all …

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Review: Make You Mine by Jackie Ashenden

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Make You Mine
by Jackie Ashenden

 

Publisher: St Martin’s Press
Pages: 384 Pages
Format: E-Arc
Source: NetGalley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Nine Circles
Heat Level: Hot and sizzling, steamy
Release date: 5/5/2015

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ja_makeminecoverAlex St. James was left with a choice. Pick up the dice and find where they lead, or walk away. Choosing to see where the snake-eyes go, Alex plays in a poker game run by the devil who haunts his past. He will risk everything to find answers—that is, until his alluring, enigmatic bodyguard, Katya, becomes someone he cannot risk losing…

Katya is fiercely conflicted. Aching to break free from Alex to track down her former lover, Katya agrees to one last job—to protect her dangerously sexy boss as he gambles his future in exchange for clarity about his past. As the stakes are raised, Katya’s loyalty shifts from the man she loved to the man she swore to protect. But in order to get what she wants, Katya will have to go all in…

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