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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Review: The Fairytale Bride by Scarlet Wilson


The Fairytale Bride


Author: Scarlet Wilson
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Page Count: 112 pages
Format: E-Arc
Source: Publisher
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Montana Born Brides
Heat Level: Sweet & Mild
Release Date: 5/4/2015


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25218449Wedding fever has hit the little town of Marietta…

Lisa Renee loves weddings. As owner of Marietta’s bridal salon, Lisa takes charge when a celebrity wedding rolls into town and does what she does best: hosting the fairy tale wedding her clients dream of. But the celebrity’s badly behaving bridesmaids shatter Lisa’s poise, excitement, and hopes of putting Marietta and her boutique on the map. The only place she can find peace is on the pediatric ward of the local hospital where she volunteers, a place that holds more meaning to her than anyone knows. Leave it to the handsome and charming new doctor to change all of that…

Dr. Adam Brady is enjoying his new job and anonymity at Marietta’s hospital, but he hasn’t been able to focus entirely since the gorgeous business owner and hard-working volunteer piqued his interest. As he spends more time with her, sparks fly, and he realizes that he’s not the only one in Marietta with secrets…

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Release Day Blitz: Mia and the Bad Boy by Lisa Burstein (Promo, Excerpt, Review, Giveaway Link)

Hello again, readers! This is our second release day blitz stop for today and we’re featuring the second book in the Entangled Crush Backstage Pass Series, Mia and the Bad Boy by Lisa Burstein. We’re sharing some details about the book, as well as an excerpt from Mia and the Bad Boy. We’re also sharing our review and rating of Mia and the Bad Boy, and a link to a tour-wide giveaway for a $25 gift card to Ticketmaster (US Only)!


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by Lisa Burstein

Publisher: Entangled Crush, Entangled Publishing
Genre: Teen/YA, YA Contemporary, YA Romance
Page Count: 225 pages
Series: Backstage Pass (Book #1)
Format: E-Arc
Source: NetGalley
Heat Level: Sweet & Mild
Release Date: 5/19/2015


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lb_miabadboy_coverThis good girl’s about to meet her match…

Ryder Brooks is living the dream—he’s famous, loved by millions of girls, and miserable. All he really wants is to write his own music, not Seconds to Juliet’s sugary sweet pop. In order to do that, though, the “bad boy” of the band will have to play by the rules. And that includes behaving with his new—and super cute—über-good-girl tutor.

Mia Reyes is in fangirl heaven. Tutoring her favorite member of her favorite band? It’s a dream come true…until it turns into a complete nightmare. Ryder is nothing like she thought. He’s crude, arrogant, and pretty much a total jerk. And the worst part? She’s roped into pretending to be his girlfriend so that no one finds out he’s being tutored. Fake kisses, plenty of PDA, and even sharing his hotel room…

But sometimes even the baddest of bad boys needs a little redemption.

Warning: This book contains adult language, underage drinking, sexual situations, and lots of swoons. It may convince even the good-est of good girls to go bad.

Read on for an excerpt from Mia and the Bad Boy and also read our review and rating of the book. And don’t forget to enter the tour-wide giveaway for a $25 Ticketmaster gift card (US Only)

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Blog Tour: No One Like You by Kate Angell (Promo, Review, Excerpt, Giveaway Link)

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Author:  Kate Angell
Publisher: Kensington Zebra, Kensington Books
Page Count: 320 pages
Format: E-Arc
Source: NetGalley
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Barefoot William (Book #4) 
Heat Level: Sweet & Mild
Release Date: 4/28/2015


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 No On Like YouNo One Expects a Curveball

For Rylan Cates, the gloriously sunny beachside town of Barefoot William may be home, but the pro baseball player needs to focus on spring training. Hiring a personal assistant to keep him and his four dogs organized for the next eight weeks is the first step—and Beth Avery is the perfect pinch hitter.

Beth is still looking for her place in the world, and a couple months caring for Rylan’s two dachshunds, his golden retriever, and a Great Dane named Atlas should shore up her finances before she moves on. Except it’s Atlas who won’t budge, pushing her toward tanned, scruffy, sexy Rylan every chance he gets. One more strike and she’s calling the dog out—unless she and Rylan admit that the attraction they’re feeling is a game-winning grand slam…


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National bestselling author Kate Angell lives in Naples, Florida. She’s an animal lover, avid reader, and sports fan. Bookstores are her second home. She takes coffee breaks at Starbucks. Her philosophy: Out of chaos comes calmness. Enjoy the peace. Please visit her on Facebook or at www.kateangell.com.

Author Links:    Website | Facebook  | Goodreads

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Review: Caught Up In You by Kim Boykin


Caught Up In You


by Kim Boykin
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 104 pages
Series: The Lowcountry Lovers (Book #5)
Format: E-Arc
Source: Publisher (NetGalley)
Heat Level: Sweet & Mild
Release Date: 4/21/2015


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kb_caughtupinyou_coverAfter attending her baby sister’s destination wedding, Shelby Worthington decides she’s ready to do some husband hunting of her own. The only problem? She’s still insanely attracted to Declan Enright, her high school and college crush. He’s now a wildly successful painter who’s temporarily back in Magnolia Bay, but Declan should be Shelby’s last choice for possible husband material. He didn’t earn the reputation of runaway groom for nothing…

Declan has worked hard to make his mark on the New York art scene and has succeeded at everything he’s ever done…except love. But Declan has come back to the Bay to change that and care for his dying father, even if he’s still never forgiven Declan for leaving the family business. Shelby is determined to steer clear, but while her lips keep saying no, her heart is pounding out yes each time she and Declan are together. While she can’t deny her attraction, Shelby’s convinced that Declan’s track record means he will break her heart. Or has Declan changed for good, and made love worth the risk?

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Review: Aimee and The Heartthrob by Ophelia London


Aimee and the Heartthrob


by Ophelia London

Publisher: Entangled Crush, Entangled Publishing
Genre: Teen/YA, YA Contemporary, YA Romance
Page Count: 279 pages
Series: Backstage Pass (Book #1)
Format: E-Book
Source: Purchased
Heat Level: Sweet & Mild
Release Date: 4/15/2015


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ol_amyheartthrob_coverMiles Carlisle is every teen girl’s fantasy. His rugged good looks and exotic British accent have helped catapult his boy band, Seconds to Juliet, to super-stardom. But after two disastrous and very public breakups, Miles isn’t interested in dating just any girl; he wants The One. And the only girl he’s interested in is not only his best friend’s little sister – and off-limits – but won’t even give him the time of day…

As a kid, Aimee Bingham had a huge thing for Miles…until he made fun of her for always tagging along. Now that she’s outgrown both him and her pigtails, the prospect of spending two weeks on tour with the childhood crush who broke her heart isn’t exactly enticing. Except now Miles seems interested. Very interested. And no matter how hard Aimee tries to resist him, her crush is definitely making a comeback. But everyone knows that falling for a heartthrob is a backstage pass to heartbreak…

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Review: Some Kind of Normal by Juliana Stone

Some Kind of Normal

By Juliana Stone

Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Pages: 304 pages
Genre: Teen/YA, YA Contemporary, YA Romance
Format: E-Arc
Source: NetGalley
Heat Level: Sweet & Mild
Release Date: 5/5/2015


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js_somekindofnormal_coverWhat is Normal?

For Trevor, normal was fast guitar licks, catching game-winning passes and partying all night. Until a car accident leaves Trevor with no band, no teammates and no chance of graduating. It’s kinda hard to ace your finals when you’ve been in a coma. The last thing he needs is stuck-up Everly Jenkins as his new tutor–those beautiful blue eyes catching every last flaw.

For Everly, normal was a perfect family around the dinner table, playing piano at Sunday service and sunning by the pool. Until she discovers her whole life is a lie. Now the perfect pastor’s daughter is hiding a life-changing secret, one that is slowly tearing her family apart. And spending the summer with notorious flirt Trevor Lewis means her darkest secret could be exposed.

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Review: The Cinderella Princess by Melissa McClone

The Cinderella Princess (Royal Holiday, #1)The Cinderella Princess by Melissa McClone

Publisher: Tule Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 2nd, 2015
Pages: 151 pages
Series: Royal Holiday (Book #1)

Find it at: Tule Publishing | Amazon | Goodreads

Thanks to a philandering father, ad exec Emily Rodgers knows happily ever after doesn’t exist. Relying on a man only leads to heartache. She takes care of herself, and work defines her life. But Emily soon finds herself in the hands of a real-life prince who defines the words charming and sexy. Not to mention reckless. If Prince Lucas doesn’t find a royal bride, Emily’s dream of being named a partner at the advertising firm will die.

Luc’s fun-loving ways have made him a magnet for scandal. His father gives Luc an ultimatum—find a wife on a reality TV show or be disowned. Rules require him to marry nobility, but after he meets the uptight American sent to find him find a princess bride, his search for Cinderella might be over. Too bad Emily wants nothing to do with him. Perhaps he can show her that fairytale endings can happen in real life…

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Review: One Night With Her Bachelor by Kat Latham

One Night with Her BachelorOne Night with Her Bachelor by Kat Latham

Publisher: Tule Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 27th, 2015
Pages: 154 pages
 Series: Bachelor Auction (Book #6)

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Bid on a date with this wounded warrior for an unforgettable night of adventure. Aim high—and bid higher!—because no one comes close to local hero Gabriel Morales.

Molly Dekker hates being the town charity case, but when her son Josh is seriously injured she has no choice. She lets her best friend organize a bachelor auction to help pay her massive bills and make Josh’s life more comfortable. She can’t bid on any of the men, but a surprise bidder gives her a gift she never expected: a date with the man who saved her son’s life—the only one she’s in danger of losing her heart to.

Former Air Force pararescueman Gabriel Morales made a career of flying to the rescue, until a tragic helicopter crash stole more than his livelihood. Being auctioned off like a slab of beef isn’t in his recovery plan. But one look, one touch and one night unlocking Molly’s pent-up passion makes him realize how badly he needs to be rescued…and how badly he wants to rescue Molly right back.

Will Molly and Gabriel’s never-quit attitude have them rushing head-first into love? Or will Gabriel’s secret pain stall their relationship before it can get off the ground?

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Review: In Bed with the Bachelor by Megan Crane

In Bed with the BachelorIn Bed with the Bachelor by Megan Crane

Publisher: Tule Publishing
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 18th, 2015
Pages: 131 pages
Series: Montana Born: Bachelor Auction (Book #5)

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Our latest bachelor has enough family in Marietta to qualify as an honorary native, but hails instead from Seattle, WA, which is where he’ll fly you for a glamorous weekend on the shores of the sparkling Puget Sound. Jesse Grey will treat you the way a local boy turned construction tycoon should: five star accommodations, gourmet dinners, and celebrated Washington wines. We just can’t promise he’ll smile much. Or at all.

Sold to the highest bidder!

Jesse Grey, notorious bachelor and one of Seattle’s foremost construction tycoons, has been roped into participating in the Marietta Bachelor Auction thanks to an expertly executed guilt trip laid out by his family.

Michaela Townsend already has a fiancé and certainly doesn’t need another man in her life. So when her family buys her surly, sexy Jesse at the auction and wrangles him into driving her from Montana to Seattle, she’s appalled yet disturbingly attracted.

As far as Jesse is concerned, Michaela is forbidden fruit. Even though he knows her fiancé isn’t all he seems, Jesse would never take what didn’t belong to him. But how long can he resist the one woman he shouldn’t touch?

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Review: An Accidental Family by Ami Weaver

An Accidental FamilyAn Accidental Family by Ami Weaver

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Great debut book. Though Ben’s internal conflict is serious and Lainey’s external conflict high, the book itself was a quick, light read which I enjoyed. Really looking forward to this new author’s next book!

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Review: The Cinderella Bride by Barbara Wallace

The Cinderella Bride (Harlequin Romance)The Cinderella Bride by Barbara Brooks Wallace

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A fabulous book with great characterizations where the hero and heroine’s inner conflicts are logical, believable and universal, particularly the heroine’s, Emma O’Rourke. Setting details were terrific and the character growth wonderful and heartwarming. Well worth the read book from a great-and new to me-Harlequin Romance author.

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