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:

 Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | IndieBound | iTunes | GooglePlay | Kobo


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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:

Goodreads | Amazon | B & N | Kobo


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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:

Goodreads | Amazon | B & N | Kobo


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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:

Goodreads | Amazon | B & N | Kobo


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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:

Goodreads | Amazon | B & N | Kobo

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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:

Goodreads | Amazon | B & N | Kobo


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:

GoodreadsAmazon | B&N | iTunes | Kobo


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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.

Goodreads  | Amazon


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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:

Goodreads | Amazon B&N


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?

Bonus Scene Link: Beck & Kenna from Off Base by Tessa Bailey

Hello readers! Happy Memorial Day!

Today, I wanted to share a bonus scene that author Tessa Bailey wrote to go with her part in the Off Base duology I posted about yesterday. It’s a check-in scene with the leads from her story, Beck and Kenna, and let me warn you now, it’s smoking hot. I recommend reading it after you’ve read her story in Off Base because otherwise it will spoil things for you and likely won’t make as much sense to you.

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A hot bonus scene follow up for Beck and Kenna, hero and heroine of Tessa Bailey’s OFF BASE novella. OFF BASE is a duology collaborated on by New York Times Bestselling Authors, Tessa Bailey and Sophie Jordan.

What happens in the peach grove, stays in the peach grove…

Find it for free on: Wattpad

If you don’t already have one, you may have to create an account there to view the bonus scene.

If you want to read Off Base, you can click on the book cover above and find it at Amazon. Or if you want to read the blurb and my review of the book, you can go here.

Review: Off Base by Tessa Bailey and Sophie Jordan

Good morning, readers! Happy Sunday! I’ve got a details about a new Tessa Bailey/Sophie Jordan anthology book called Off Base that I think you’re going to love. The book came out on Friday, May 22nd, and it’s so, so good. Off Base has everything, including two hot as hell heroes to make romance readers drool. Seriously, these two heroes are sexy as all get out and I highly recommend checking them out yourself.


Off Base


Author: Tessa BaileySophie Jordan
Publisher: DCA, Inc
Page Count: 285 pages
Format: E-book
Source: Purchase
Genre: Contempary Romance, Military Romance
Heat Level: Blazing Hot, Sexy & Sizzling
Release Date: 5/22/2015


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New York Times bestselling authors Tessa Bailey and Sophie Jordan team up for a collaboration featuring two sexy contemporary romance novellas. Total combined pages: 285 pages. 

25514203OFF BASE: Kenna and Beck
By Tessa Bailey

A welcome home he never expected…and will never forget…

When Kenna Sutton is tasked with driving home newly returned Beck “True Blue” Collier, she expects the strategic Army mastermind to be a pasty number cruncher. Never at a loss for words, Kenna is nonetheless rendered speechless by the gorgeous, inexperienced and tightly-wound Army major that lands in her passenger seat. Outraged by Beck’s lack of a welcome home after seven long years overseas, Kenna takes matters into her own hands, giving Beck something he’s only ever fantasized about in his bunk.

Beck has never shied away from a test of will and Kenna gives new meaning to the word challenge. One problem? Kenna’s father is the lieutenant general presenting Beck with the Silver Star and Beck is determined to treat Kenna with the respect she deserves, even if her eyes beg Beck to act out his most secret desires with her. Desires he’s always been told were the work of the devil. But how long can one lonely, starving man hope to resist the woman he craves?


25514203OFF BASE: Huntley and Cullen 
By Sophie Jordan

Being a good girl has its drawbacks…

Huntley Collier, an emergency room nurse and all-around do-gooder, is tired of living in the friend zone. Cullen Brooks was given the job of babysitting Huntley when her brother – his best friend – deployed. But their friendly coffeehouse hangouts and TV marathons leave her wanting more. When one crazy night leads to too many drinks and an explosion of long-denied lust, Huntley’s dreams become a reality. And reality is one hot, wild place she never wants to leave.

But only a good girl can bring down a bad boy…

Known as Sullen Cullen around Black Rock, Cullen Brooks doesn’t have many friends, but Huntley is one of them … and despite his decidedly unfriendly fantasies of the curvy blonde, she is far too sweet for his darker tastes. Keeping his hands off is easier said than done, however, when demure, little Huntley responds to his touch like the wildcat he never expected…and can’t stop pursuing, despite his better judgment. But when Cullen suddenly faces losing her, will this bad boy risk it all to keep his good girl?


Read on for my review and rating of the two stories in Off Base as well as details on where to buy the book and its authors around the web

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