Review: Dear Jane by Marissa Clarke

Dear Jane

Marissa Clarke

Animal Attraction #1

110 Pages

Contemporary Romance

Entangled Lovestruck

Publication: January 9th 2017

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Book Summary

Playing  matchmaker to the boss’s sexy daughter is harder than he expected…

Jane Dixon is a dating disaster. Flammable tablecloths and broken arms are just a typical evening for her unlucky companions. No wonder Jane never gets past a first date. But luckily her co-worker and new bff says he’s got loads of friends who’d date her more than once. If only she could stop thinking about how much fun he was to hang out with. And she’d never dropped a bucket of ice on his junk. Win.

All attorney Eric Blackwell has to do to make junior partner is not screw anything up for six weeks, which seems like a slam dunk until he finds himself matchmaker to the office “One Date Wonder” aka the boss’s daughter. It’s hard to stay focused when setting up the hottest girl he’s ever met with everyone but himself. Maybe he could just set her up with all the wrong men, and keep his hands off his new friend…
Yeah. His promotion is toast.

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Book Talk Saturday: Sunday Edition (Book Hauls)

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Sunday Edition

Happy Sunday, readers (and Happy Mother’s Day for all the moms out there)!

So, I meant to get this post up yesterday, but time got away from me. I had the extreme pleasure of photographing a wedding all day yesterday and between preparing for that and editing senior photos for a half dozen upcoming graduates, I’ve been a wee bit swamped as of late. But I spent my morning photographing some of the recent books I’ve recently bought or received that I think you might be interested in…

Bookstore Finds

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Nobody But You by Jill Shalvis (Cedar Ridge #3)

I had the opportunity to read an advance reader’s copy (ARC) of this book and after reading it for review, I knew when release day came, I had to buy a print copy for my keeper shelf. So I did.

You can read my full review of Nobody But You here and my reviews Second Chance Summer and My Kind of Wonderful, books one and two in the Cedar Ridge series, here and here.

Find Nobody But You online at:

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All Chained Up by Sophie Jordan (Devil’s Rock #1)

This is a book I picked up because some of my favorite authors were recommending it on Facebook. I’ve yet to read it, but it sounds fantastic and I’m seriously looking forward to diving in and learning about the men of Devil’s Rock.

Find it online at:

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Fighting Dirty by Lori Foster (Ultimate #4)

This is another recent purchase that I haven’t had time to read just yet. Lori Foster is one of my favorite authors and I love this series, so I’m hoping to be able to dive into this one in the next couple of weeks.

You can read my review of Tough Love, the third book in the Ultimate series here

Find it online at:

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The Harder You Fall by Gena Showalter (Original Heartbreakers #3)

Yet another book I’ve recently purchased and haven’t been able to read yet. I actually have this entire series in my TBR pile. I’m looking forward to reading these when I get the chance. I’ve heard a lot good things about this series.

Find it online at:

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Take Me, Cowboy by Maisey Yates (Copper Ridge: Desire #1)

I’m a huge Maisey Yates fan, so it’s no surprise to me at all that I loved Take Me, Cowboy, the first book in the  author’s HQ Desire Copper Ridge series. I need to write my full review for this book still, so look for that to appear on the blog sometime soon.

Find Take Me, Cowboy online at:

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One Night Charmer by Maisey Yates (Copper Ridge #4)

I won a signed copy of this one in a contest on Maisey Yates’ Copper Ridge Facebook group, but I also purchased a copy to read on my Kindle as well. My review of this book will be up by the 25th of this month.

Find One Night Charmer online at:

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Online Purchases

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Chance of a Lifetime by Marissa Clarke (Anderson Brothers #3)

*2016 RITA Nominee for Best Short Contemporary Romance*

I had the pleasure of reading and helping edit the first draft of this book and loved it, and then I read the final copy and loved it even more. This was an incredibly fun series to read, and this third book made the series all the more special thanks to an incredible cast of lead characters, Gen Richards and Chance Anderson. If you haven’t read this series, and especially this book yet, you really should give it a shot. Excellent characterization and some fantastic storytelling.

You can read my full review of Chance of a Lifetime here

Find Chance of a Lifetime online at:

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Rough Rhythm by Tessa Bailey (Made in Jersey #1.5)

As part of the 1,001 Dark Nights collection, this book is not for the faint of heart. It’s much darker and kinkier than the other books in Tessa Bailey’s Made in Jersey series, as it deals with dark themes some people may not be comfortable with reading. I personally enjoyed the book, as I have with all of this author’s works thus far, and I will be writing my full review for Rough Rhythm at some point soon.

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Thrown Down by Tessa Bailey (Made in Jersey #2)

Seriously loved this book. I was able to read an ARC for review and loved it so much I ordered a print copy for my keeper shelf. This is one of my all time favorite series for Entangled’s Brazen line. Absolutely stellar writing, phenomenal characterization, and HOT AS HELL love scenes.

You can read my full review of Thrown Down here and my full review of the first book in the Made in Jersey series, Crashed Out, here

Find Thrown Down online at:

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Be sure to check back on Saturday, May 14th, for another post about my recent book hauls. I had too many books to post about this time to fit them all in one post for you. So, I’ll be back next weekend with the second half of my bookstore finds, purchases, and recently acquired review books.


What about you? What are you reading? What are some recent books you’ve purchased or received, or that you are excited to purchase in the next few weeks?

Congratulations to these RWA Rita Nominees!

I had the chance to read and review  early copies of several of the just announced Rita nominated books this year. If you haven’t read them yet, you should definitely check them out. Every book listed here was a seriously enjoyable and thoroughly entertaining read. In other words, I loved them all!

Congratulations to all the authors of some of my favorite 2015 reads!

*Click on the images to be taken to my review of the books and their buy links*

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If you want to check out the other books nominated this year, you can find a list of them all here.

 

Blog Tour: Chance of a Lifetime by Marissa Clarke (Excerpt, Review, Giveaway and Buy Links)

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Anderson Brothers

Book Three

Marissa Clarke

220 Pages

Release Date: November 16, 2015


Publisher: Entangled Publishing | Imprint: Lovestruck
Genre: Romance | Contemporary Romance | Series Romance
Series: Anderson Brothers


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Sometimes the biggest risk is playing it safe…

Gen Richards is tired of living down to her family’s expectation of the helpless blind girl. Resurrecting her high-school bucket list that begins with “kiss a total stranger” seems just the thing until she finds herself in a panty-melting lip lock with her big brother’s best friend.

Chance Anderson thrives on adrenaline, but Genny’s the one risk he’s not willing to take. His recklessness a decade ago landed her in the hospital and ejected him from her life. He’s bad for her and everyone knows it—especially her big brother.

Chance reluctantly helps Gen complete her bucket list in order to keep her out of trouble. Running through a freezing fountain, playing Spin the Bottle while fending off a mad horde of stinging insects, and skinny dipping with homicidal attack swans don’t hold a candle to the real danger: falling for the one person he can never have.

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Sale! Love Me To Death by Marissa Clarke (Underveil Series #1) – Book Excerpt, Teasers, Trailer, Giveaway & More

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Hello, folks! Happy Saturday! I just wanted to take a moment and tell you about an awesome sale going on for Love Me To Death by Marissa Clarke. Right now, you can purchase this paranormal romance book as an e-book for 99 cents. I purchased my own copy recently and am so looking forward to diving into it. If any of you out there would like to read it with me, let me know in the comments and we can discuss when reading or you can discuss it with me once I post my review for the book.

Here’s some details about the book…

Love Me To Death

The Underveil Series

Book One

Marissa Clarke

359 Pages

Release Date: 10/28/2014

*Voted one of Vampire Book Club’s Best Books of 2014*


Publisher: Entangled Publishing | Imprint: Entangled Select
Genre: Romance Paranormal Romance | Series: The Underveil


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What you want the most just might kill you…

Medical research scientist Elena Arcos has always lived her life under the radar, which is not easy to do when you live with the craziest woman in the world. But eccentric Aunt Uza is a picnic compared to the other people who enter her orderly life after she is shot in a convenience store robbery.

Elena finds herself rocketed from comfortable predictability to supernatural insanity courtesy of her own private angel of death who happens to have the sexiest accent on earth and a body to match. Her death angel is convinced she’s some kind of freaky half vampire thing and that her deceased dad was the real deal: a blood sucking monster.

Yeah, right. She’ll play along, but then she doesn’t have much choice seeing how as the guy claims to be some immortal law enforcer and has taken her prisoner.

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Nikolai Itzov had expected to fight the urge to torture the progeny of his father’s murderer, but he’d never anticipated battling the urge to kiss her her.

As a Slayer, an elite law enforcer descended from Azrael himself, his charge from the Underveil General is clear: Kill her or die. He has been told she is one of them–an Undead. Nothing but a parasite to be destroyed. But he has been told wrong.

Nikolai and Elena find themselves in a life and death battle to stop a plot designed to lift the Underveil and enslave humans.

With her analytical mind and his centuries of training and experience, they might be able to foil the plot with their lives and maybe their hearts intact. But in order to succeed, he must help her become the very thing he hates the most: an Undead.

“With wise choices, we are destined for greatness, with poor choices, oblivion.” – Vampires of the Underveil Creed

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Praise for Love Me to Death by Marissa Clarke:

“A fascinating new world! Enter with caution.You’ll never want to leave!” – Kerrelyn Sparks, New York Times bestselling author

“Love Me to Death has, in my opinion, one of the sexiest vampire transformations I’ve ever read. …You’ll really enjoy this if you love a book that is both heavy on romance and has a slightly different take on vamps and shifters.” – Amy, Vampire Book Club

“A refreshing and well-timed paranormal romance that has humor and darkness and sexy, sexy times in near perfect balance.” Smexy Books

“Oh my god that was awesome!! I want to do that again!! LOVED THIS BOOK!! Book hangover warning!!! It will happen to you too!​” Wicked Women Books and More


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On Sale! Today Only! Sleeping With The Boss by Marissa Clarke

SLEEPING WITH THE BOSS

ANDERSON BROTHERS SERIES

Book One

Marissa Clarke

210 Pages

Release Date: 08/11/2014


PUBLISHER: ENTANGLED PUBLISHING | IMPRINT: LOVESTRUCK
GENRE: CONTEMPORARY ROMANCESERIES: ANDERSON BROTHERS


Seducing the Enemy has never been so tempting…

18759567For the last five years, bookish Claire Maddox has been living for the dying. Now that her stint as caretaker is over, she’s off to see the world. She needs quick cash first, so a temp job at Anderson Auctions seems perfect, especially with the unexpected benefits, including the hottest man she’s ever laid eyes–or hands–on.
Former Marine William Anderson has been burned one time too many. His military training makes him the perfect man to flush out the spy undercutting his family business, but no amount training can prepare him for the kind of undercover work he’ll have to do when the sexy new temp is implicated. Desire lands them in bed…but duty may cost him his heart.

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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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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