Thursday, December 31, 2015

MY Favorite Books for 2015


I haven't been on my own blog for very long, but I have, in fact, been blogging for a few years.  I have enjoyed the relationships I have made and the friendships with authors that have turned into good friendships.  What a year 2015 was, but I can't wait to see what 2016 brings!!!

Here is a list of some of my favorite books that stand out to me. I read 88 books this year (not counting any DNF's), which is considerably less than I did last year, but the vacations this year with the family were a lot longer. I will take that....haha!! Some of these books were written in a different year, but I read them this year, so they are on the list this year.

Tell me....do we have similar likes:

Favorite Couple:
The Wake Series by M Mabie.

Casey and Blake had a ROUGH ride, but their relationship was very passionate. I loved how hard they fought, even though they didn't have a conventional "start". This started my love affair with M Mabie.






Favorite Triangle:
Break Even by Lisa De Jong 

This couple was put through the wringer and had quite a bit of angst thrown at them. I enjoyed the twist that was thrown at me while reading this and couldn't put it down. I have read a few of Lisa's books and loved them, but this book pushed her into favorites territory!




Favorite YA:
Innocents by Mary Elizabeth

I do NOT like YA.....it's just too young for me. I have run into a few that just left me wanting more. Well, Innocents came highly recommended to me by a favorite author, so I took her word for it. I have fallen in love with Mary's writing and her passion that you can feel through it. You can feel the emotion...you are just put back in that time.




Favorite Dark:
Bang by Ek Blair

This was my first ever dark book and it was a RIDE!! It was pretty intense for me and I loved Echo as well. I am excited to see what Hush brings us and I imagine it will be crazy insane to read. This book gripped me and I couldn't have pulled away. It was amazing!!!





Favorite Cry....ok, the ONLY cry I've ever had:
Emi: Lost and Found by Lori Otto

I have NEVER cried during a book and this book killed me. It was so beautifully written, but so heart-wrenching to read. I absolutely loved the love....and the growth in this book. Brilliantly written.




Favorite Taboo/Hottest Read:
Priest by Sierra Simone

HOLY COW!!!! I can't say enough about this book....it was SO hot and SO taboo and SO forbidden. I love forbidden, so this book was all of that!!! I have recommended this book to so many people. I still shake my head...this book brought back the excitement of reading sexy reads. I love a good sexy read, but this one made me excited to read erotica again. A story mixed with amazingly hot sex scenes. So good.


Favorite Second Chance Romance:
Before We Were Strangers by Renee Carlino

This book was such a great book for me. The second chance aspect and finding
out the twist was a gasp-able moment!! I loved this book and I really enjoyed it. I even found my first tattoo from it...I will be getting a quote from here. Not sure when....but I will!



Favorite Sport Romance:
Ryker by Sawyer Bennett
Each book in this series made me fall in love with a new hockey player.....Zack was my favorite because of the taboo nature, but then I met Ryker. The relationship he had was taboo, but in a different way and the way it played out was awesome. I love Sawyer Bennett's books, but this one sticks out for me.



Favorite Inspirational Book:
The Fall Up by Aly Martinez

This hit home for me on many levels and brought to light a part of my personal life that I had no intention of ever sharing. This was an emotional book that was truly settling. I loved this book, and having Aly on my list TWICE this year says a lot. Her writing gets better and better the more I read it. I seem to be able to connect emotional with her books each time I read them.


Perfectly Imperfect by Harper Sloan

Yes, I have two favorites under this category because of the message each one sent. I believe that we all have a little bit of Willow in us, and this book showed me that someone understands the voices in all our heads....and put it into a book. It was a read that I really enjoyed.



Favorite Serial:
Night Fever by Jessica Hawkins

Jessica Hawkins is one of my favorite authors and she has never let me down. Her angst is off the charts good and she always makes me squirm. This series was an interesting one for me to read and I really enjoyed the push and pull on the morality scale. The boundaries that are tested and the questions you find yourself asking are so real. I got sucked into this serial BAD.



Favorite Male POV:
Legal Affairs by Sawyer Bennett (Clash/Grind/Yield)

So hot. So good. So masculine. Last years Favorite Male POV was also written by Sawyer Bennett and it was Confessions of a Litigation God. This book was no different....engaging, sexy and excellently written. I totally felt that it was really reading from a guy's point of view. It wasn't soft at all. Sometimes you can really tell.....but this was written soooo well.


Favorite Fighter Romance:
This was my second book I read by Aly and I think her books get better and better as they go. After reading the first two books in this series, I bought her entire Wrecked and Ruined series with the intention of reading it. I will get to it!! #Time 




Tell me....what do you think? Have you read any of these? Do you have any of these on your TBR? Thanks for checking out my favorites list!!
~BEE

December 2015 Releases

I compiled a list of some of the books that released this month that look really good to me!! Again, I will not get EVERY book....but these are the ones that have released and I am interested in them. I've picked up a few, but there are SO many that look good!!

Enjoy!! 

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◆ The Best Goodbye: A Rosemary Beach Novel by Abbi Glines: http://amzn.to/21qP26o

◆ Misconduct by Penelope Douglas: http://amzn.to/21qP7a0

◆ Forgetting August by JL Berg: http://amzn.to/1NlphKi

◆ Forbidden by CD Reiss: http://amzn.to/1Nlp9ua

◆ Letters Written In White by Kathryn Perez: http://amzn.to/1Ts576w

◆ Defining Us by Zoey Derrick: http://amzn.to/1Qc8zlz

◆ Morrison: A Caldwell Brothers Novel by MJ Fields and Chelsea Camaron: http://amzn.to/1Pwlrob

◆ One To Hold by Megan Hart: http://amzn.to/1O4F9l2

◆ A Night With Knox by Eve Jagger: http://amzn.to/21ADOwg

◆ Lawless by TM Frazier: http://amzn.to/1HT58iI

◆ Midnight Mass by Sierra Simone: http://amzn.to/1TZbI8R

◆ The Cornerstone by Kate Canterbary: http://amzn.to/1TZbT3U

◆ The Vegas Aces by K Webster: http://amzn.to/1HT5lTe

◆ To Love Jason Thorn by Ella Maise: http://amzn.to/1TZcC5f

◆ Love, Uncivilized by Sawyer Bennett: http://amzn.to/1I9Ikvf

◆ Subordination by Katie Ashley: http://amzn.to/1MjD43a

◆ Walking Heartbreak by Sunniva Dee: http://amzn.to/1IWTtQj

◆ Ten by Ker Dukey: http://amzn.to/1OH69HB

◆ Break Even by Lisa De Jong: http://amzn.to/1YKOsfz

◆ First Touch by Laurelin Paige: http://amzn.to/1YLXnxn

◆ Monster Screw by Kendall Ryan: http://amzn.to/1JLUGEZ

◆ Ryker by Harper Bentley: http://amzn.to/1NUCPQp

◆ Dirty Pleasures by Meghan March: http://amzn.to/1MJENPi

◆ F*ck Love by Tarryn Fisher: http://amzn.to/1OvKEcv

Enjoy your reading!!!
~BEE

RYKER by Harper Bentley is LIVE!!



RYKER (The Powers That Be #4)
by HARPER BENTLEY

Ryker Powers was the biggest prick I’d ever met.

He was also my biggest mistake.

He’d taken what he wanted then left, and I detested him for it. Not that the jerk had cared to stickaround long enough to know how I felt.

Everyone thought he was a perfect gentleman with all his quiet intensity but I knew better.

I knew he had a filthy mouth. That he liked things dirty.

He may have had people fooled into thinking he was a nice guy but I knew exactly who he was.

He was a bad boy who’d ask for a light from the devil himself.

And I wanted to see him burn.

Until I realized—to my utter horror—that what I really wanted was him.

Who was going to get burned now?


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~MEET HARPER BENTLEY~
USA Today Best Selling author Harper Bentley writes about hot alpha males who love hard. She's taughthigh school English for 23 years, and although she's managed to maintain her sanity regardless of her career choice, jumping into the world of publishing her own books goes to show that she might be closer to the ledge than was previously thought. 

After traveling the nation in her younger years as a military brat, having lived in Alaska, Washington State and California, she now resides in Oklahoma with her teenage daughter, two dogs and one cat, happily writing stories that she hopes her readers will enjoy.

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Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Monster Screw by Kendall Ryan!!!


First there was SCREWED.

Then there was MONSTER PRICK.

Now…

… There’s MONSTER SCREW!!!!

This brand new boxed set features both New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal mega-bestselling sexy, FUNNY, HOT romances for one low price. Just $2.99 on release day, and $5.99 after.

So, are you ready for your MONSTER SCREW??

About Screwed:

I’m young, fit, attractive, and loaded. Not to mention I’m packing a sizable bulge below the belt. It’s a combination that drops panties on a regular basis.

Yay, me, right?

But my cock, troublemaker that he is, has been confined to my trousers by my business partner. A concession I agreed to, and one that’s never been hard to enforce until Emery moves in across the hall.

She’s smart, young, determined, and sexy as hell. I want a taste. I won’t stop until I’m buried deep inside the succulent new-in-town brunette.

After being warned about my past, she does her best to steer clear, but I’m about to show her that underneath it all, I’m a guy with a heart of gold and a cock of steel.

My name is Hayden Oliver, and this is my story.

About Monster Prick:

Over my dead body.

That's what I told Gracie when she informed me of her plan to pick some random guy she met online to get rid of her pesky virginity.

If anyone is touching her, it's going to be me.

I shouldn't even be considering it, but I can't get it out of my head: her, under me, begging me.

***

Arrogant. Cocky. Prick.

Those are the words I'd use to describe my older brother's dangerously handsome best friend.

When he learned of my plan to kick off my white cotton briefs, ditching my good girl persona once and for all by losing my virginity to the first eligible bachelor I could find, he flipped out. Said over his dead body.

He says if anyone's going to do it, it's going to be him.

I hate that I'm even considering his offer.

But I am ... I sooo am.

Ever since he suggested it, all I can think about is his cocky smile on those full lips as he's driving in to me.
But if we cross that line ... will I ever be able to go back?

MONSTER PRICK, a sexy romantic comedy, is a spin off novella from SCREWED, but can be read as a standalone, as it features a new couple.


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~MEET KENDALL RYAN~

Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance novels, including Hard to Love, Unravel Me, Resisting Her and When I Break.

She's a sassy, yet polite Midwestern girl with a deep love of books, and a slight addiction to lipgloss. She lives in Minneapolis with her adorable husband and two baby sons, and enjoys hiking, being active, and reading.

Visit her at: www.kendallryanbooks.com for the latest book news, and fun extras.


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Tuesday, December 29, 2015

*EXCERPT REVEAL* Slave to Love by Julie Richman


Excerpt
Slave to Love
© 2015 Julie A. Richman

Parking the Lotus, I quickly head to her side to help her out. She gives me a look and I laugh, “I’m only trying to be a gentleman.” I feign innocence.

“Mmm­hmm.” Even her mmm­hmm is dripping sarcasm.

Not commando. White lace. Oh God, she’s destroying me. I want to rip them off and lower her onto my lap. Impale her and discover what kissing does to her with my cock inside her.

Damn it. Will I be able to keep the promises I want to make?

Our waiter comes by and I order two Manhattans, smiling at Sierra.

“Craving cherries?” Her eyebrows are raised.

Oh man, she really is going to kill me tonight.

“Only if they are yours.”

“You want mine?” she asks and I can see she feels it. She feels our energy.

“More than you can imagine.”

“I would hate to deny you.”

“Good girl. Then don’t.”

The waiter places the Martini glasses in front of us and I lift mine, “Good to see you again.” And I hope she can see how sincere I am.

“Good to see you.” She takes a sip and her nose scrunches up. “This tastes different.”

“They make theirs with rye whiskey instead of bourbon.”

Another two sips and the cherry is no longer submerged. Sierra reaches into the glass and plucks it out. About ready to pop it into her mouth, she catches my eye and smiles. She’s just messing with me. Reaching out, I grasp her slender wrist and slowly pull it to me. Taking the tips of her thumb and forefinger into my mouth, I suck the cherry out from between her fingers and show it to her on my tongue before slowly chewing it, a smile firmly planted on my face.

I’m still holding her wrist and with my free hand, I signal to the waiter for two more.

“We need to talk, Hale.”

I can see she is struggling. We are in such dangerous territory and we escalate there quickly and too easily. She is clearly unnerved and I’m not sure if it’s by her own behavior, mine or what happens when we’re together. Her eyes search mine as if she is hoping to find some truth. I loosen my hold on her wrist and pick up my drink.

“Let me start by first saying something I have yet to say to you. I’m sorry, Sierra. 

I’m sorry I disrespected you.”




SLAVE TO LOVE

There are risks to mixing business with pleasure...

IF A MAN HAS AN AFFAIR AT WORK, HE'S A STUD.

He was a royal prick.
The night we met, he ignored me.
Then Mr. Big Shot CEO grabbed my ass in a business meeting.
My boss just loaned me out to this guy.
Now, we’re working on a major project together.
And our chemistry is dangerous.
Combustible.
If I allow it to ignite, I’ll risk losing that promotion.
Worse, what if I lose myself in him?

IF A WOMAN HAS AN AFFAIR AT WORK, SHE'S A SLUT.

From the moment I saw her I knew she was trouble.
It was the combination of her fresh face, smart mouth and nipples that seemed to know my name.
This woman could satisfy my needs both in the boardroom and the bedroom.
But there was more to it than that.
I wanted her.
Really wanted her.
And I was in the position to change the course of her life.
But I’ve got secrets, secrets that could destroy her.
And either make her mine or drive her away forever.



~MEET JULIE RICHMAN~
USA Today Bestseller Julie A. Richman is the author of the highly acclaimed NEEDING MOORE SERIES trilogy (SEARCHING FOR MOORE, MOORE TO LOSE & MOORE THAN FOREVER), BAD SON RISING & HENRY'S END. Saddled with the affliction of serious wanderlust, Julie can often be found behind a camera lens in locales from Paris to Alaska.

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Cover Reveal for The Lie by Karina Halle

THE LIE

◆ Synopsis 

Their love led to a lie.

Their truth led to the end.

Scottish enigma Brigs McGregor is crawling out from the ashes. After losing his wife and son in a car accident - and, subsequently, his job - he's finally moving forward with his life, securing a prestigious teaching position at the University of London and starting a new chapter in the city. Slowly, but surely, he's pushing past the guilt and putting his tragic past behind him.

Until he sees her.

Natasha Trudeau once loved a man so much she thought she'd die without him. But their love was wrong, doomed from the start, and when their world crashed around them, Natasha was nearly buried in the rubble. It took years of moving on to forget him, and now that she's in London, she's ready to start over again.

Until she sees him.

Because some loves are too dangerous to ever rekindle.

And some loves are too powerful to ignore.

Can you ever have a second chance at a love that ruined you?

The Lie is a second-chance romance with a dark, forbidden twist.


 
~MEET KARINA HALLE~
With her USA Today Bestselling The Artists Trilogy published by Grand Central Publishing, numerous foreign publication deals, and self-publishing success with her Experiment in Terror series, Vancouver-born Karina Halle is a true example of the term "Hybrid Author." Though her books showcase her love of all things dark, sexy and edgy, she's a closet romantic at heart and strives to give her characters a HEA...whenever possible.

Karina holds a screenwriting degree from Vancouver Film School and a Bachelor of Journalism from TRU. Her travel writing, music reviews/interviews and photography have appeared in publications such as Consequence of Sound, Mxdwn and GoNomad Travel Guides. She currently lives on an island on the coast of British Columbia where she’s preparing for the zombie apocalypse with her fiancĂ© and rescue pup.

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Sunday, December 27, 2015

First Touch by Laurelin Paige is LIVE!!!


REEVE IS HERE! 
 Meet Reeve & Emily in First Touch by Laurelin Paige! 


FIRST TOUCH

When Emily Wayborn goes home to visit her mom while on hiatus from her hit TV show, she receives a voicemail from her former best friend, Amber. Though the two were once notorious party girls, they haven't spoken in years. Although the message might sound benign to anyone else, Amber uses a safe word that Emily recognizes, a word they always used to get out of sticky situations during their wild days. And what's more chilling than the voicemail: it turns out that Amber has gone missing.

Determined to track down her friend, Emily follows a chain of clues that lead her to the enigmatic billionaire Reeve Sallis, a hotelier known for his shady dealings and play boy reputation. Now, in order to find Amber, Emily must seduce Reeve to learn his secrets and discover the whereabouts of her friend. But as she finds herself more entangled with him, she finds she's drawn to Reeve for more than just his connection to Amber, despite her growing fear that he may be the enemy.

When she's forced to choose where her loyalty lies, how will she decide between saving Amber and saving her heart?


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~MEET LAURELIN PAIGE~
Laurelin Paige is the NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Fixed Trilogy. She's a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there's kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn't seem to complain, however. When she isn't reading or writing sexy stories, she's probably singing, watching Game of Thrones and the Walking Dead, or dreaming of Michael Fassbender. She's also a proud member of Mensa International though she doesn't do anything with the organization except use it as material for her bio.

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The One To Hold Boxed Set by Tia Louise is LIVE!!


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International bestselling military romance: Get the complete, darkly seductive love story of Derek & Melissa. 
Three Full­Length, Red­ Hot Military Romantic Suspense Novels in ONE set.

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ONE TO HOLD
by TIA LOUISE

WARNING: Due to strong language and intense sexual situations, these books are not intended for readers under the age of 18.

Book #1 ­ ONE TO HOLD: When Derek Alexander, retired Marine and top private investigator, encounters small ­town girl Melissa Jones at a spa resort in the desert, the two embark on a weeklong, white ­hot affair. He’s determined to hold her, but she’s running from a past that could tear them apart.

Book #2 ­ ONE TO PROTECT: Derek and Melissa are planning a life together, with a baby on the way... Until a face from the past turns up dead. Derek knows Melissa is still in danger, and seeing no other option, he launches a dark chain of

Book #3 ­ ONE TO SAVE: A secret is never safe when more than one person knows it. Refusing to let anyone pay for his crimes, Derek takes matters into his own hands. He's exposed, he's defenseless, but his friends are determined to save

Exclusive Sneak Peek – ONE IMMORTAL (Ch. 1­5): Melissa is a vampire; Derek is a vampire hunter. When the two cross paths in a bar off Bourbon Street, sparks fly. But Melissa is hiding a secret that could cost Derek his life.

EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT

One to Save
By Tia Louise
© TLM Productions LLC, 2015

“Secrets”

Melissa

In the cool darkness of the semi-­crowded bar, I study the glass in front of me and consider my journey, how many steps I’ve taken in the last two years, how far I’ve come. Memories of my old life fade like smoke in a glass. The shame that held me so tightly now dances at the edges of my mind like the whisper of a bad dream, a flicker of shadows that no longer make sense in my world.

Young women in shiny slip­-dresses twist and laugh on the dance floor, but instead of resentment, my lips curl into a smile. My old self—cynical, bitter, defeated—is a memory I have to work hard to recall. These days I could dance all night with them, but I’d rather spend my energy on other things.

The slim glass holds a pale amber liquid, and I can’t resist taking a sip. An involuntary wince pinches my eyes as I put it down. Seven and seven. Refreshing citrus dragged down by the heavy undertone of whiskey. So gross.

Sliding my palms over my thighs, I realize my outfit isn’t much different from the girls’ on the dance floor. The deep red silk is fitted at my waist, and drapes loosely over my torso. My long, dark hair is swept over one shoulder revealing a thin spaghetti strap. I lightly touch the delicate gold chain around my neck leading to the floating heart pendant that sits between my collarbones, and light glances off the thick gold cuff on my wrist.

Unlike that night almost two years ago, I’m alone. My best friend Elaine is miles away with her new husband, most likely indulging in that blissful honeymoon period of early marriage. Make that, most certainly indulging. I know those two well.

No, I came by myself to this bar in Princeton after finishing my business with a client in town. My infant son is in Wilmington, spending the weekend with his grandmother. Studying my hands, I admire the deep blue sapphire ring on my finger, but I have no wedding band.

At thirty ­two, I’m an unmarried mother of a beautiful little boy, and I wouldn’t change a thing... Yet. The tiny silver scar at my hairline reminds me of what a bad marriage looks like, and with my successful marketing business and the gorgeous cottage at the beach I own, I’m satisfied with my life. Calm, not desperate. I’ll take my next steps deliberately, with certainty.

All these thoughts preoccupy my mind when I blink up and catch him watching me from across the square­ shaped bar. Blue eyes, strikingly blue because of the way they stand out beneath his dark brow, coupled with collar­ length thick dark hair.

He’s massive, at least six­ two, and elegantly dressed with a thick stainless watch on his wrist. I can spot his type a mile away—rich, powerful, accustomed to getting what he wants. I can’t deny the hum his gaze sets off under my skin. I know what he wants.

Catching my lip in my teeth to stop my grin, I know what I want, too, and it’s no coincidence I happened to look up at that exact moment to meet his stare. Still, I’ll make him work for it.

He starts to move, his eyes never leaving mine. I don’t look away either. Thick cords of muscle ripple beneath the thin black sweater he wears as he glides past the oblivious patrons talking and laughing. Some are more animated than others, waving their arms and putting their drinks in peril.

Yellow lights hidden in the recesses above the bar illuminate rows of liquor bottles in all colors and shapes. Glasses hanging upside down above also catch the flickering light. It’s a raucous atmosphere, but this man and I are in our own secret place of longing and desire.

As he rounds the final corner, and I see him in full, my breath quickens. My eyes drift from his broad shoulders to his narrow waist, grey slacks and black shoes, then back up just as he reaches me. A close beard shadows his face, and the muscles low in my pelvis tighten at the thought of how it feels brushing the soft skin of my inner thighs.




~MEET TIA LOUISE~
Tia Louise is the Amazon and International Bestselling author of the ONE TO HOLD series.

From “Readers’ Choice” nominations, to USA Today “Happily Ever After” nods, to winning the 2015 “Favorite Erotica Author” and the 2014 “Lady Boner Award” (LOL!), nothing makes her happier than communicating with fans and weaving new tales into the Alexander­Knight world of stories.

A former journalist, Louise lives in the center of the USA with her lovely family and one grumpy cat. There, she dreams up stories she hopes are engaging, hot, and sexy, and that cause readers rethink common public locations...

Books by Tia Louise:
One to Hold (Derek & Melissa), 2013
One to Keep (Patrick & Elaine), 2014
One to Protect (Derek & Melissa), 2014
One to Love (Kenny & Slayde), 2014
One to Leave (Stuart & Mariska), 2014
One to Save (Derek & Melissa), 2015
One to Chase (Amy & Marcus), 2015
One to Take (Stuart & Mariska), coming Jan/Feb 2016!

Paranormal Romances (all stand­alones):
One Immortal (Derek & Melissa, #SexyVampires), 2015
One Insatiable (Koa & Mercy, #AlphaShifters), 2015


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Book Review: Break Even by Lisa DeJong


BREAK EVEN

My story isn’t a love story … not the typical kind anyway.

As a lawyer, I’m used to discovery, but I never saw this one coming. 

Every day, River gives me ten reasons to stay away, and then eleven reasons why I can't. Our relationship was to remain strictly business, or at least I tried. 

Four years of marriage, and everything with Cole has changed. I never knew two people who lived together could be so distant. But I’m not ready to give up on him.

One man wants to break me.

The other is just trying to get even. 

Both are lying to me.


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REVIEW: 5 TWISTY STARS

"Sometimes I wonder if things are really as bad as they seem, or if my idea of happy is just too much for him to give. Is my perception different than reality?"

First and foremost....I have to say WOW. I have read two other books of LDJ's, and I really enjoyed them, but this book solidified it. Easily now, she ranks up there as a must one click/must buy author. I really enjoyed this book. I spent days thinking about it....and I still get excited when I see new teasers for it. It's been a long time since a book has made me feel the emotions like this one did, and I have since recommended it repeatedly.

Ok, so when I say I love LOVE TRIANGLES, I really REALLY mean it. They are one of my favorite reads because the emotions are raw and real. There are so many varying factors to what causes things to happen, and I love to see how they play out. But this one.....was a triangle with a TWIST. So freaking good.

River and Marley had chemistry. REAL, emotionally charged chemistry. Marley was a very strong heroine and she had great character to her. I liked her a lot. But River.....oh River. He was the drug you couldn't give up. He was so addicting and so alluring and he made you just crave him. He was a smooth talker. He put Marley into some pretty.....interesting situations. I would have been slightly uncomfortable, but I still smiled. Still craved him. Still wanted more. And Marley? She handled it with class....but her emotions got the best of her. But, c'mon.....River? <sigh> Need I say more? I loved him. 


Watching the lines blur right before her very eyes was intense as she tried to navigate between right and wrong, between her head and her heart. Seeing it play out through her point of view was rough....I knew mentally she wanted it to stop, but I don't think she had the power to stop it emotionally. I loved the war inside her head and heart....I really did.

I cannot recommend this book enough.....and I will be gifting a copy on my FB post for it. Please make sure to follow along and enter to win. It was intense.....and angsty, but not crazy angsty. It was enough that I was giggling like a fool while reading it, and sighed at the end. It really was perfection in a book. It has also landed on my Favorites List for 2015. I loved it.

"The gasoline was already there; he simply threw in the match."
~Bee

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◆ EXCERPT 

“Do you shower yourself in arrogance every morning, Mr. Holtz? You may want to use a little less next time.” My toes curl in the water, but I hold my voice steady.

He grips my hips, sliding my body close to his. If his cock is any indication, he’s just as turned on by this back and forth as I am. “Just admit you like it. You like having someone take care of your every need. You like having all my attention, and you definitely like my cock.”

“River,” I breathe as he kisses a line from my jawline to my shoulder.

“Admit it. You like me,” he says, his lips moving against my skin. 

My fingers curl against his back. “Make me,” I taunt, enjoying the way he teases.

He groans, his lips pulling away from me. He stares, his eyes only inches from mine. He’s baiting the truth, but something tells me he already knows. And, I can’t stand that he’s not touching me, not when his words still play over and over in my head. I want to know what he’s capable of; it’s hard to believe I haven’t already seen and felt the best of him.

He cocks his head to the side, and I can’t take it. “I kind of like you. Now, kiss me.” As I hear my own words, I realize they’re true. I kind of like River Holtz, and I’m not quite sure how I feel about that.

“Kind of?” he asks, lifting his brow.

Damn him. If someone would have told me eleven days ago when River walked in my office that I’d be telling this man I like him let alone naked in his tub, I would have called them crazy. 

“I like you,” I blurt before pressing my lips to his. I’m completely consumed. Addicted.



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~ABOUT LISA DeJONG~
Lisa De Jong is a wife, mother and full­-time number cruncher who lives in the Midwest. Her writing journey involved insane amounts of coffee and many nights of very little sleep but she wouldn't change a thing. She also enjoys reading, football and music.

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Friday, December 25, 2015

*EXCLUSIVE* Excerpt for Marrying Mr. English by Katy Regnery


Marrying Mr. English: 
The English Brothers #7 (Part 2) 
by KATY REGNERY

You've all met the children and Eleanora and Tom English…but how exactly did down-on-her luck waitress, Eleanora Watters, meet trust fund hottie, Tom English?

You won't want to miss this Christmas novel that tells the story of how Eleanora met Tom, while he was visiting Vail in the 1980s.

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“Tom,” she said gently, “it’s not that I don’t want to.”

“Then . . .?”

“We’re temporary, and I know that, but you’re already in my head. I can’t afford to have you in my heart too. And if I gave you my body—even for one night—I know that’s where you’d end up: in my heart. And when we shake hands and walk away from each other, you’d take my heart with you. And I’d be left alone without it. I can’t live without my heart, Tom.” She paused, swallowing over the lump in her throat. “I can’t . . . I can’t let myself fall for you.”

His eyes had grown progressively more stricken as she spoke, as if he understood her words so perfectly, they could have come out of his mouth just as easily.

“I understand,” he said, offering her his elbow and a genuine, if sad, smile. “The pool it is.”

She placed her hand on his bare arm, and the springy hairs tickled her fingers for a moment until she tightened her grip, letting him lead her around the back of the hotel through well-lit, landscaped pathways.

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Part 1 is part of the 12 Christmas Romances To Melt Your Heart collection that benefits the Autism Society of America:

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USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract for a winter romance entitled By Proxy.

Now exclusively self-published, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled Blueberry Lane Series which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story and Ambler families of Philadelphia, the four-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series, the standalone novel, Playing for Love at Deep Haven and a standalone novella, Frosted.

Katy's first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for romance. Four of her books: The Vixen and the Vet (a modern fairytale), Never Let You Go (a modern fairytale), Falling for Fitz (The English Brothers #2) and By Proxy (Heart of Montana #1) have been #1 genre bestsellers on Amazon. Katy's boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1-4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015.

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