jueves, 8 de diciembre de 2016

New Release & Review: Yours To Bare by Jessica Hawkins

Title: Yours To Bare 
Author:Jessica Hawkins
Released: December 8, 2016
Genre: Romance



No matter how cruel it’s been in the past, I’ve never been able to flip fate the bird. I’m a romantic at heart. So when fate drops a leather-bound journal at my feet, I know I should walk away. I don't. I pick her up, bend her spine, spread her pages. From the first word, I’m a goner. The owner didn’t give me access to her most intimate desires, but I devour them anyway. Her private darkness, her candid, explicit poetry—it all goes down like warm milk. And from that point forward, I drink, eat, and sleep her.

I went to his apartment and let him take my picture. Just once, to see how it would feel. I’m not his to look at, to inspire, to touch, but when he watches me through his lens, it gives me a high I don’t want to come down from… My journal is the one place I can be myself—as long as I can tie it up and put it away when I’m finished. But when Finn undoes the bow, he pulls strings that could unravel each of us.

Finn sweet Finn. Never a story captured me the way this did it, because I will be honest I was reluctant to read this story.
Many times I thought... How Jessica Hawkins is going to make me love a cheater? How, when he is constantly remembering his affair, that destroyed his marriage and almost destroy another marriage. How is he redeemable?

Well, I survived Yours To Bare and im here to tell you that indeed I love Finn. I don't think this could possibly happen in real life. But in my heart I believe that souls like Finn deserve a second chance in love.

Finn and Halston are troubled souls, once Jessica said that she was afraid because they are her most flawed characters but there is the truth. The most flawed are the most beautiful ones. There would be boringness in perfect characters, the little edges in every person is what makes them appealing.

Finn is a true gentleman and a sweetheart. I swear he made me swoon every time he said something. Apart from believe in The One, which is a beautiful belief. He showed in his acts the way he loves... Deeply and passionately.

Halston was a surprise from the beginning. She bloomed like a flower with Finn, and she had a way of expressing herself through words that is really beautiful. The conflict with herself added an interesting edge to this book. 

Halston was complex. At first I thought the drama she was creating was exasperating. There she had a nice guy that wanted her and she was trying to screw up everything? I understand that the circumstances when they started the relationship were not the best, and I was happy at the end when she decided to face what was happening in ber family and with herself. 

All I can think is... Finn is unique in his own way. His tenderness and roughness were a beautiful dichotomy. I'm glad he had his HEA. He is too beautiful to not have to.

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New Release & Blog Tour: Closer by Mary Elizabeth

Title: Closer
Series: Closer #1
Author: Mary Elizabeth
Genre: Contemporary Romance/New Adult
Release Date: December 6, 2016

Gabriella Mason is damaged.
Teller Reddy is wrecked.
Misery loves company, and that’s exactly what Ella gets the afternoon her path crosses with Teller’s: the misunderstood premed student who instantly becomes her lifeline when she moves to Los Angeles, an attempt at escaping her heartbreaking past.

In the beginning, Lonely and Defensive complete each other. But in the end, their relationship is like broken glass—cutthroat and jagged.

Calling it off before they kill each other, Ella and Teller decide to “just be friends” despite the intensity that binds them together. It’s a delicate foundation rocked by tragedy, effectively destroying the illusion they’ve so carefully built.

Unable to deny what’s between them any longer, this is what happens when wrecked and damaged collide and close is still not close enough.


Teller and Ella are quite the pair. I'm thorn between loving it and not loving it. I have mixed feelings about it, but I think that is necessary to say that Mary Elizabeth writes wonderfully.

From the beginning to the end all I had in my mind was: INTENSE. This book is intense from the relationship between Ella and Teller to the collateral damage they create. It's beautiful and it's bad. In the entire journey of reading this book I cried, I loved and Mary Elizabeth took my heart... Broke it into a lot of pieces and put it back together again. 

I don't think there is a way to describe the emotional experience of Closer. I believe that you have to read it to understand what's really going on between these two. 
I was torn while reading it. Sometimes I wanted to hate Ella, but I understood her decisions. Sometimes I wanted to hate Teller, but he has such a sweet-damaged heart that I just wanted to give him the biggest hug.

I am a believer that love is a big thing. People often say that love can't hurt you. But the reality is: love can in fact hurt you and heal you at the same time. Despite the ugliness of their relationship, a honest love shines very bright between Ella and Teller. They make mistakes, but even in the small actions you see that they are mean to be together.


Mary Elizabeth is an up and coming author who finds words in chaos, writing stories about the skeletons hanging in your closets.

Known as The Realist, Mary was born and raised in Southern California. She is a wife, mother of four beautiful children, and dog tamer to one enthusiastic Pit Bull and a prissy Chihuahua. She's a hairstylist by day but contemporary fiction, new adult author by night. Mary can often be found finger twirling her hair and chewing on a stick of licorice while writing and rewriting a sentence over and over until it's perfect. She discovered her talent for tale-telling accidentally, but literature is in her chokehold. And she's not letting go until every story is told.

martes, 6 de diciembre de 2016

New Release: Going Under by Lexi Ryan

Title: Going Under
Series: The Blackhawk Boys #3
Author: Lexi Ryan
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: December 6, 2016


If I met Alexandra DeLuca for the first time today, I would only need one word to describe her:
She's everything she was when we said goodbye. Beautiful, stubborn, sweet...and off-limits.
After two years leading separate lives, our worlds have collided. Now that she's back home working and taking classes beside me, she's bound to make me lose my mind.

She's all I've ever wanted, all I've ever dreamed of, and the one thing I can never have.
Not because she's my best friend's sister.
Not because all four DeLuca brothers would come at me with fists swinging if I hurt her.
Not even because she's way better than I will ever deserve.
I keep my distance because we didn't meet for the first time today. We met five years ago when I was a different person. When my demons ruled me. Even though I've changed--even though I've gotten my life together and become a better man--I can't change the past. And the secrets that haunt me would destroy her.
But I'm not the only one with secrets, and when the truth comes out, I don't know where to turn. What do you do when your world washes away beneath your feet and you feel like you're drowning? What do you do when the woman you promised yourself you'd never touch is the only thing that can keep you from going under?

GOING UNDER is a standalone novel and the third set in the world of The Blackhawk Boys series.
Football. Secrets. Lies. Passion. These boys don’t play fair. Which Blackhawk Boy will steal your heart? 

Going Under is book three in The Blackhawk Boys series. This time is Sebastian's turn to tell his story. Since book two (Rushing In) I was very drawn to him. He seemed like the ultimate bad boy and his story was one I wanted to hear.

Just when I thought it was going to be a light-hearted story, I was surprised to find that it was a bit dark. Sebastian and Alexandra's lives have been plagued by death, drugs and unrequited love. Reading this book was intense and a bit exasperating. The shadows of their past were hunting their presents so the love story they were waiting to write together took its time.

I definitely expected more from this story but I didn't think would be this emotionally heavy.

Sebastian made mistakes, but I think he was too blinded by them. The constant reminder to himself that he wasn't enough for Alexandra made me angry. We as humans make mistakes, lots of mistakes. But we are allowed to heal and to find redemption. What he did, he definitely deserved love in his life. Maybe the decisions he took were not the best ones, but he needed to heal.

Alexandra, such a sweet and scarred girl. She took a lot from everyone and the events in her past marked her not only emotionally but also physically, through all she was strong, but like Sebastian she needed to find a way to forgive herself.

I enjoyed the book. But the constant conflict and some things Sebastian did made me not love so hard this book. If I'm honest I feel that he didn't fight enough for her. Too bad Logan was the bad guy all along, I kinda preferred him. But at the end they had to be together. I accept that. The final part had enough action to not dislike entirely the book.

Copyright © 2016 by Lexi Ryan

“I don’t want you to think you need to do this now that I’m back.”
He steps forward, close enough that I can feel his heat. “Do what?”
“Spend time with me. Come to my rescue. Make sure I make it home safely.” I wave a hand. “All of it. You don’t owe me anything.”
“You think I’m here out of a sense of obligation?” He laughs. “Fuck, that’s insane.”
“Is it? Can we just talk about the elephant in the room?” I ask him.
He’s staring at me, and it takes a few beats for him to process that I’ve spoken. I’d laugh if seeing him drunk didn’t also unsettle something deep inside me, some old part of me that still wants Sebastian to be my rock. But I’m not the girl recovering in the hospital anymore. I’m not the girl crying at her sister’s grave. Those experiences are part of who I am now, but I’m more, too. I’m stronger. I don’t need Sebastian’s strength to hold me steady. Or I shouldn’t.
I tuck my hands into my pockets. “Two years ago, the night before I left for Colorado…” He goes still, and I can’t make myself finish the sentence.
“I crossed a line,” he says.
I snort. God, the problem isn’t that he crossed a line—it’s that he didn’t. “Are you serious right now?”
He cuts his eyes to me again, the muscle ticking in his jaw. “It was a mistake, and you’re obviously still angry with me about it.”
I step away from him and wrap my hands around the porch rail. If I let myself look at him, I’ll overanalyze every expression that crosses his face. I realize I’m holding my breath and exhale. “It was a shitty thing for you to do.” 
He’s silent for several heavy beats of my heart. When I can’t stand the silence anymore, I release the railing and turn to face him. “Let me make sure I understand,” he says. “Since I almost kissed you two years ago, I can’t walk you home anymore?”
“I don’t want…” I take a breath as I search for the words to explain how this makes me feel. “I don’t want a pity friendship.”
“What the fuck is a pity friendship?”
“It’s when you spend time with someone because you don’t want them to be alone.”
“You’re an expert on what I want now?”
“I think you made it perfectly clear what you do and don’t want from me two years ago.”
He takes half a step forward, and his gaze drops to my mouth. Can you feel someone looking at your lips? Because his gaze is so intense on my mouth right now that I’m sure I could close my eyes and still feel it as distinctly as a touch. “Dammit, Alex, if I’d have known you’d hold such a grudge for thirty seconds of weakness, I would have kissed you that night. Fuck my better judgment. At least then I’d know how you taste.”
I swallow hard and tell my pounding heart not to make more of this than it is. “You’re drunk, Sebastian.”
Stepping back, he drags a hand over his face. “Yeah.” He takes another step back. “Good night, Alex.”
I unlock the door and go inside, shutting it behind me without looking at him again. Slowly, I take the stairs up to my old room, close the door behind me, and lean against it. Only then do I allow myself to squeeze my eyes shut and take a long, deep breath to calm my racing heart. 
His words replay in my head, making the muscles in my stomach grow tight. Just once I’d like Sebastian Crowe to make good on one of the fantasies he inspires. Just once I’d like him to follow me into this room and lock the door before pushing me against it and lowering his mouth to mine. I’d like to feel those rough hands slide under my shirt to unbutton my jeans…
I pull out my phone and text Bailey, letting her know I made it home okay. Then, without washing my face or changing my clothes, I fall into bed, close my eyes, and break a promise to myself by fantasizing about Sebastian Crowe.
“At least then I’d know how you taste.”


Football. Secrets. Lies. Passion. These boys don’t play fair. Which Blackhawk Boy will steal your heart?

To celebrate the release of GOING UNDER, the first book in The Blackhawk Boys series is on sale for $0.99 (regularly $4.99 USD). All the books in the series can be read as standalones!

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of emotional romance that sizzles, Lexi enjoys reading, sunshine, a good glass of wine, and rare trips to the beach.

Lexi lives in Indiana with her husband, two children, and neurotic dog. You can find her at her website: http://www.lexiryan.com/

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lunes, 5 de diciembre de 2016

Cover Reveal: Yours To Bare by Jessica Hawkins

Coming Thursday, December 8th: A provocative new standalone from the author who brought you Slip of the Tongue...
No matter how cruel it’s been in the past, I’ve never been able to flip fate the bird. I’m a romantic at heart. So when fate drops a leather-bound journal at my feet, I know I should walk away.

I don't. I pick her up, bend her spine, spread her pages. From the first word, I’m a goner. The owner didn’t give me access to her most intimate desires, but I devour them anyway. Her private darkness, her candid, explicit poetry—it all goes down like warm milk. And from that point forward, I drink, eat, and sleep her.

I went to his apartment and let him take my picture. Just once, to see how it would feel. I’m not his to look at, to inspire, to touch, but when he watches me through his lens, it gives me a high I don’t want to come down from…

My journal is the one place I can be myself—as long as I can tie it up and put it away when I’m finished. But when Finn undoes the bow, he pulls strings that could unravel each of us.

New Release and Review: Sweet Escape by Nina Lane

Title: Sweet Escape
Author: Nina Lane
Release Date: December 6, 2016
Genre: Romance

ABOUT SWEET ESCAPEWhen dessert goes wrong…
Hannah Lockhart travels the world and blogs about love. At least she used to before she promised to look after her sister’s bakery. Now, stuck in small town California for the next six months, Hannah is desperate to find romantic content for her blog or risk losing both readers and income.
Then a whipped cream disaster sends her into the arms of sexy, charming Evan Stone, heir to the Sugar Rush Candy Company.
Since childhood, Evan has been trying to overcome family concerns about his defective heart. Known as “The Heartbreaker,” he’s found an outlet with women. And when bad news strikes him, he seeks a diversion by offering to show Hannah the romance of the Bay Area.
Hannah jumps at the chance…as long as they keep things platonic. But soon Evan’s hot combination of charm, perfect kisses, and a serious sweet tooth melts her defenses.
 As Hannah and Evan surrender to their delicious attraction, they are forced to confront the reality of her wanderlust and his heart condition. When love and hearts collide, can Hannah and Evan find their sweet ending?

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To define this book with just a word: swoon-whorty. Nina Lane once again delivers a book that beyond being sweet, shows us a story between two opposites that might not be opposites at all. But all in love isn't that easy, so Hannah and Evan made the journey of falling in love worth fighting for.

Hannah has her heart set in traveling and writing stories that fill the hearts of her followers in her blog, she has what we call wanderlust. 
Evan is a guy that at his thirty years, doesn't believe in relationships because of his defective heart. He believes it would be hard to find the one that will accept him the way he is.

Little did they know that between a good friendship, the love of a lifetime was forming. Drama, love, laughs, and candies fill the story to show you from a sweet perspective how you can find love, no matter the circumstances.



He may own a candy company, but this wealthy bachelor is no Willy Wonka.

Sugar Rush Candy Company CEO Luke Stone is a devoted businessman who doesn't do relationships. He does short-term affairs with clearly defined rules. But when a sexy bohemian angel propositions him in a bar, Luke is tempted to want more. 

Polly Lockhart is horrified when she wakes the morning after her twenty-third birthday to realize she made a fool of herself with a sinfully delicious man. She tells herself she doesn't have time for romance anyway, as she's fighting to keep her mother's beloved bakery afloat and finish her culinary studies. That all changes when her class tours the famed Sugar Rush headquarters, and Polly collides with her dream man again. 

As she succumbs to their hot attraction, Polly soon realizes her bakery isn't the only thing that needs saving. Luke, driven and unyielding, will burn out unless someone convinces him to taste the sweetness of life. But can Polly remember this sugar rush is only temporary?


New York Times & USA Today bestselling author Nina Lane writes hot, sexy romances and spicy erotica. Originally from California, she holds a PhD in Art History and an MA in Library and Information Studies, which means she loves both research and organization. She also enjoys traveling and thinks St. Petersburg, Russia is a city everyone should visit at least once. Although Nina would go back to college for another degree because she's that much of a bookworm and a perpetual student, she now lives the happy life of a full-time writer.

Release week blitz: Hit The Spot by J. Daniels

Author: J. Daniels
Series: Dirty Deeds, #2
On Sale: December 6, 2016
Publisher: Forever
Trade Paperback: $14.99 USD
eBook: $3.99 USD


Is this love or just a game?
Tori Rivera thinks Jamie McCade is rude, arrogant, and worst of all . . . the sexiest man she's ever laid eyes on. His reputation as a player is almost as legendary as his surfing skills. No matter how her body heats up when he's around, she's determined not to be another meaningless hookup.

Jamie McCade always gets what he wants. The sickest wave. The hottest women. And Tori, with her long legs and smart mouth, is definitely the hottest one. He knows Tori wants him—hell, most women do—but she won't admit it. After months of chasing and one unforgettable kiss, it's time for Jamie to raise the stakes.
Jamie promises that soon Tori won't just want him in her bed, she'll be begging for it-and he might be right. Somehow he's found the spot in her heart that makes her open up like never before. But with all she knows about his past, can she really trust what's happening between them? Is Jamie playing for keeps or just playing to win?


In Hit The Spot with have the story of Tori and Jamie, best friends of the characters in book one Four Letter Word. 

This book was a lot sweeter than the first one and I'm happy to admit that I am in Jamie's Team. Tori and Jamie have this love/hate relationship that adds a touch of heaviness to the story. She doesn't fall instantly for his antics and after thinking that she maybe plays to hard to get... Well, love happened.

I definitely enjoyed more this story than the first one. Jamie is such a sweet guy and he completely loved Tori, too bad that his reputation preceded him and the HEA didn't come as easy as his Best friend. But the reason I couldn't give five stars to this book just like the first one is because of the way Jamie talk... I saw in others reviews that this is known as OTT alpha persona, which I agree didn't fit his surfer persona. All the "ain't and babe" made me a bit uncomfortable, because since English is not my first language it was a bit frustrating to understand at first, and to get used to in the entire book.

Overall this book was such a ride! These couple was a sweet one, and I'm glad I could see them getting their HEA. I definitely can't wait for what's coming with the next book in the series.

Tori slapped the counter and gained everyone’s attention when she started yelling, “I did not run you over, Jamie! Jesus Christ! Quit spreading lies about me!”
“It ain’t lies if it's true!” I yelled back, glaring at her.
A laugh bubbled in her throat. She tilted her head and stuck her hand on her hip. “Please. I'm sure you're still able to bang everything with a pulse, as usual, which means you’re fine. Get over it, and grow some balls. I cried less when I watched Bambi the first time.”
“Who's hungry?” Syd asked nonchalantly, moving behind her friend to round the island and stand near the stove.
I ignored her question because, what the fuck? Grow some balls?
“I gotta pair, babe,” I told Legs, reaching down and palming my shit. “You should know since you've been all up on ’em the past nine months.”
She rolled her eyes. “You're disgusting.”
I felt my mouth twitch.
And that was when, for some fucked up reason, I reverted back to my old ways with Tori Rivera, forgetting all about how much I fucking hated her and instead going full-on, hell-bent determined to get an admission out of that smart-ass mouth.
“You want it,” I countered, tipping my chin up.
She wasn’t expecting that. No more than I was. It threw her off.
Her shoulders pulled back and her lips parted.
Then, maybe to cover her tell, or maybe she didn't have control over what was flying out of her mouth either, I didn't know, but she brought her other hand to her hip, glared at me with heat flashing in her eyes, tipped forward, and shot back with attitude, “You want it.”
Well shit. This was new. Legs was challenging me and she was doing it flirting. There was no doubt in my mind.
 “Sorry, babe,” I said, keeping the smirk and letting go of my junk. “Not interested. I told you yesterday, I’m done waitin’ around. But you?” I pointed my beer at her. “You’ll be beggin' for it before the month is up. Just watch.”
“Fat chance,” she snapped. “I wouldn't sleep with you if my life depended on it.”
“Wanna bet?”
“Bet what?”
“What's going on right now?” Syd called out, but I wasn't pausing to answer her.
I smiled at Tori, then gestured between us, explaining, “First one to break and come crawling to the other person for sex, loses.”
“Are you serious?” She laughed, not in amusement but in disbelief.
“Yeah, I’m serious,” I answered.
“You want to bet me that I'll want to have sex with you before you try and have sex with me?” she questioned, moving her finger between us. “You, the guy who has been hitting on me for nine straight months and has been rejected for nine straight months? You seriously think I'll not only want to have sex with you, but I'll beg you for it? Is that what I just heard?”
I nodded slowly. I had this in the bag. “A rule. No fuckin’ anyone unless it's each other.”
Her eyes bugged.
“And no masturbating either,” I added, raising my beer and using it to gesture. “Since we both know when you do it you’re thinkin’ about me, and if you're that fuckin’ horny you need to rub one out or you'll fuckin' explode, you can come to me, Legs, beg, and I'll put that fire out for you.”





J. Daniels is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Sweet Addiction series and the Alabama Summer series. She loves curling up with a good book, drinking a ridiculous amount of coffee, and writing stories her children will never read. Daniels grew up in Baltimore and resides in Maryland with her family.