2/28/17

NEW FIVE STAR REVIEW: IF YOU WERE MINE BY MELANIE HARLOW!

Title: If You Were Mine
Series: Standalone Novel
Author: Melanie Harlow
Release Date: 2/28/2017
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SYNOPSIS:
Theo MacLeod wasn’t supposed to be the one.
Tall, dark and handsome suits me just fine, but the cocky grin, know-it-all attitude, and mammoth ego? No thanks. I only hired him so I wouldn’t have to sit at the singles table again. It was just pretend.
He wasn’t supposed to kiss me.
My heart wasn’t supposed to pound.
We weren’t supposed to spend the night together—the hottest night of my life.
One night turns into a snowed-in weekend away, and even the blizzard of the century can’t cool the fire between us. I can’t get enough—of his smile, of his body, of the way he makes me feel.
We’re nothing alike. He’s a daredevil, and I’m a nervous Nellie. He’s a drifter, and I want to put down roots. He’s an opportunist with a checkered past, and I’m a Girl Scout volunteer.
But none of it matters when I’m in his arms.
I know he’s made mistakes. I know his wounds are deep, and he doesn’t trust easily. I know he doesn’t believe he could ever be enough to make me happy, but he could.
All he has to do is stay.
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Melanie Harlow has been one of my most favorite authors for awhile now. I've read almost all of her books and a good majority of them have been complete winners for me. She knows how to write the sweetest romance and always layers the sex and laughs with a heartfelt message. She's consistent. I know what I'm going to get with her. And I love reading her stories. 

If You Were Mine was her BEST work to date. Theo and Claire are such a breath of fresh air. This story is beautiful. It's about letting go of the past and embracing the future whether you think you deserve it or not, whether you think you're worthy or not. I LOVE that message. And I absolutely loved how decadently dirty Theo and Claire were together. In between the romance, the feels, was this delightful chemistry that I just could not get enough of! 

Claire is in need of a date for a wedding. Woefully single, she feels lonely and does not want to get caught at the 'singles table' once again. So she goes to the Hotties for Hire site, a website that lets you rent a guy for a night, and get's a man. Theo happens to be Claire's rented hottie and from the moment he sets his eyes on Claire, he's completely smitten. Claire and Theo have a natural chemistry and when they get together, what should be all business, turns into so much more. It's intoxicating. 

Theo is a really complicated character. He has so many demons in his past. His fear of commitment is real. And his struggle with abandonment is really heartbreaking. I absolutely loved this man. He was endearing and charming, but so broken, I just wanted to snuggle him all day, every day. Claire is the perfect partner for him and exactly what he needs. But Theo has such a distorted view of love, relationships, even friendships, that it's not an easy ride. Good thing Claire is the definition of forgiveness. She's a compassionate and loving character and the way she take care of the people around her came through so well.

The drama in If You Were Mine felt so realist. Theo and Claire and two characters who are easy to love and definitely easy to root for. Overall, I LOVED it. I loved the sweetness (I keep using this word, but that's just what this story was... sweet) between the two characters. I love how their instant chemistry exploded across the pages. I loved the progression of growth in the story, and I absolutely LOVED that we got to see Jamie and Quinn, and Margot and Jack! 

Melanie Harlow is an author who should ABSOLUTELY be in your 'to be read' pile. She's a great writer with stories that are consistently amazing. This was no different, a complete win for me that I highly recommend!  


 Angie's Rating:


Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she's not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like VEEP, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and Homeland. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak.

Melanie is the author of the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

2/27/17

NEW REVIEW FOR A MUST READ SERIES THAT YOU CANNOT MISS: DIRTY FILTHY RICH BOYS BY LAURELIN PAIGE <<--- JAW DROPPING!

Oh, man. THIS IS A SERIES that needs to be on your radar! It is the definition of intoxicating. Today I have a review for the PREQUEL - Dirty Filthy Rich Boys! I cannot even wait for you to read this prequel. There is NO DOUBT in my mind it will have you wanting to pre-order - Dirty Filthy Rich Men! It's just UNBELIEVABLY jaw dropping! 

Title: Dirty Filthy Rich Boys
Series: Bk #0.5 - Dirty Duet
Author: Laurelin Paige
Release Date: 2/22/2017
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SYNOPSIS:
When I met Donovan Kincaid, I knew he was rich. I didn't know he was filthy. Truth be told, I was only trying to get his best friend to notice me.
I knew poor scholarship girls like me didn't stand a chance against guys like Weston King and Donovan Kincaid, but I was in love with his world, their world, of parties and sex and power. I knew what I wanted--I knew who I wanted--until one night, their world tried to bite me back and Donovan saved me. He saved me, and then Weston finally noticed me, and I finally learned what it was to be in their world.
Because when dirty, filthy, rich boys play, they play for keeps.
From NYT Bestselling author Laurelin Paige, discover a whole new world filled with sex, love, power, romance and dirty, filthy rich men.
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Now THAT is how you sell me on a fucking series. 

HOLY MOTHER OF WHOA! 

Laurelin Paige is back and she is coming out with her best books yet. This new series features some seriously INTENSE men. The first is a DUET featuring Donovan Kincaid and Sabrina Lind. AND :::starts freaking out:: this man is an anti-hero if I've ever seen one. He's an asshole, almost a villain! Cruel and calculating and so fucking enticing I want to have my dirty way with him (not that he would let me. LMAO!) But shit....

The series starts with this novella -- Dirty Filthy Rich Boys. It's a FREE prequel that basically sets up Donovan and Sabrina's story. It gives you insight into Sabrina and why she thinks the way she does, why she feels the way she does, and what leads her to some of her reactions, choices, and needs further down the line. It shows you how her and Donovan meet and just gives you the back story of this couple. 

And let me also tell you, it does have a few triggers for sensitive readers. That said, it's one of the BEST prequels I have ever read. There is no doubt in my mind that when you read this, you will absolutely run to get the next book. You can't not. It's the definition of INTOXICATING. 

Laurelin's writing is impeccable and one again, this story is so well thought out. I am such a MASSIVE fan of hers and she has left me on the edge, dying for more of her words, desperate to see what she does next. 

Bravo! Just WOW.

Angie's Rating:

USA Today and New York Times Bestselling Author Laurelin Paige is 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 or 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. She is represented by Rebecca Friedman.


PRE-ORDER THE FIRST BOOK IN THE DUET 

NEW REVIEW AND EXCERPT ALERT: THE HOT ONE BY LAUREN BLAKELY!! <<--- LOVED THIS BOOK!

Tyler and Delaney are here! Oh man, this book is so sweet, you guys. So sweet. I cannot wait for you to read. It's the perfect afternoon read, steamy, fun and well written! Review below! 

Title: The Hot One
Series: Standalone
Author: Lauren Blakely
Release Date: 2/26/2017
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SYNOPSIS:
A sexy new standalone romance from #1 New York Times Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely…
Ever notice that sometimes a guy will do something really stupid, like let the love of his life slip through his fingers?
Yeah. I'm that guy. But the instant I run into her again I’ve got one goal and one goal only—a second chance. The plan? Go big or go home.
Fine, at first glance, stripping naked at my ex-girlfriend's place of work might not seem like the brightest way to win her heart again. But trust me on this count—she always liked me best without any clothes on. And sometimes you've got to play to your strengths when you're fighting an uphill battle. As a lawyer, I know how to fight, and I'm prepared to fight hard for her. Because sometimes you need a second chance at first love.
He's the one who got away . . .
The nerve of Tyler Nichols to reappear like that at my job, showing off his rock-hard body that drove me wild far too many nights. That man with his knowing grin and mischievous eyes is nothing but a cocky jerk to saunter back into my life. Except, what if he's not . . .? I've tried like hell to forget him, but maybe I'm cursed to remember the guy I fell madly in love with eight years ago. Lord knows I’m not over him, so what's the harm in giving him a week to prove he's changed in the ways that matter?
After all, how do you resist the hot one . . .?
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Lauren Blakely is the QUEEN of sweet, fun, and steamy reads. I swear, every single time I sit down to one of her novels, I end up feeling like I'm walking on cloud nine. She fills me up with so much happy, I can't stop myself from going back to her time and time again. Her books are utterly addictive. Little morsels of yum that are always so solid. I know what I'm going to get from her. She's consistent, and never fails. And The Hot One was exactly what I was wanting. It was bookish comfort food at it's best. 

So here is what you need to know: 
1. I read this in one sitting. It's fast. It's easy. And it's thoroughly enjoyable. 

2. When I was done, I was a swoony mess. I went to bed with a ridiculously huge smile on my face, and I absolutely LOVED it.

3. This is a SLOW BURN THAT MORPHS INTO A MAJOR STEAMY AFFAIR. I'm talking 'WHOA. WHOAAAAAAAAA. WHOA' on the hot-o-meter! This author does not hold back in the sexy department. In fact, The Hot One has the hottest BJ scene I've ever read. I literally found myself panting (LMAO). 

4. The writing is PERFECTION. Lauren is a great writer, and because of that, she tells a great story that flows seamlessly. The pacing in this book was just flawless. 

And 5. There is NOTHING in this story that you wouldn't like. At least, I don't think there is. It's just fun. A FUN read and an absolutely perfect way to lose a couple hours of your life. You won't cry, you'll smile. A lot. There's nothing over the top or crazy angsty, just easy goodness. 

I'm telling, this novel defines the perfect escape. The Hot One has all those decadent feels we love in our books and on top of that the second chance romance is ON POINT. From the moment we meet Tyler who is juggling in the park, to the second that he lays eyes on his ex-girlfriend once again, you feel the burn in your gut. The chemistry between our two main characters is delicious, and the dynamic between them is intoxicating. I was sucked in from the very second that Tyler and Delaney (who, by the way, has the best name) exchanged their first words. And man, I LOVED it. I adored the way I was able to disconnect and absolutely lose myself in their romance. 

And ooohhhh, was their romance ever so sweet. Tyler and Delaney have a past, one that ended in heartbreak for Delaney. But when Tyler see's her, he's struck mute by her beauty and is absolutely curious to see how she's changed and what's going on in her life. When he dumped D, he made a CLEAN BREAK. So it's been years with no communication. Delaney, however, is not interested in getting to talk to her ex. She's been there, done that, earned the T-shirt, and all that jazz. And so the back and forth ensues. Tyler's NOT a man who takes no for an answer. Ever. He is, after all, a lawyer. And so, his pursuit of Delaney is relentless and admittedly, completely charming. 

**Sigh! 
Double sigh. 
Tripple sighhhhhhhhhh**

This was so freaking sweet. I was smitten with Tyler. He's the perfect Alpha and Delaney is the sweetest heroine. 

Overall, I just LOVED this story. It was the perfect afternoon delight. An escape so fun, so lovely, and so well written that I absolutely recommend it. I think second chance romance fans will adore every minute! 

 Angie's Rating:

She turns her head.

And waves.

And smiles.

That smile makes me feel like I can do this. Like I can win her heart again. Mine pounds faster as I near her, and it’s not just because I happen to think she’s the most stunning woman I’ve ever seen, but because of who she is.

I arrive at her side, and she straightens. “Hey.”

“Hey.”

There’s that awkwardness again, and I want no part of it today. Like the bungee jumper I am, I lean in and dust a quick kiss on her lips. At first, she freezes. That won’t fucking do at all. My tongue darts out, flicking her top lip. A soft breath escapes her, and she gives in. Her sweet lips linger on mine, sending a charge down my spine. My brain leapfrogs ahead, and I picture scooping her up in my arms, carrying her to a quiet little patch of trees, and kissing her till she begs me to take her home.

I want that badly—I want her to beg for it because she’s at her happiest when she’s overcome—but I suspect it’s too soon for her.

Not to mention, screwing in Central Park usually results in a public citation. Public fornicators are never as clandestine as they think they are.

I nibble lightly on her bottom lip for a few seconds, drawing out a throaty murmur from her. Then I somehow find the will to separate.

She blinks. Several times. She sways the slightest bit, like her feet barely touch the ground. Good. I want her to be affected.

She furrows her brow. “I’m sorry, but do we kiss now when we see each other in the park?”

“Evidently we do.”

“Weird. Because I didn’t get that memo.”

I rock on my heels. “Want me to take it back?”

“The kiss or the memo?”

“The memo,” I say matter-of-factly, like this is all so obvious. “You can’t take a kiss back.”

“You sure on that, Nichols?”

“I can try to take back the kiss. Want me to, sweet girl?” I use the term of endearment I once called her. She doesn’t blanch, and that’s a damn good sign.

She smirks. “Be my guest.”

I kiss her once more, like I’m reversing the lip lock, doing it all in rewind, pulling away ever so slowly, ever so softly, leaving her dazed once more.

Perfect.

If she can drive me this crazy, make me this hard, send the temperature in my blood to beyond incendiary, the least I can do is return the favor.

Judging from her reaction, I’m doing it right.

I gesture from her to me. “Like that. I think that’s how you take back a kiss.”

Chuckling, she nods to the running path. “Ready for me to kick your ass?”

Every competitive bone in my body snaps to attention. “We’ll see about that,” I say, then I smack her pink nylon covered behind.

Her eyes widen, saying oh-no-you-didn’t.

But there’s a twinkle in those baby browns that says the lady might like spanking.

That’s new, and it’s most interesting.

I pencil in a new item on my mental to-do list. Find out how much she likes spanking. I never spanked her in college—just wasn’t part of the repertoire. But judging from her response now, I’m more determined than ever to find out everything she likes in and out of bed.

A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than seventy-five times, and she's sold more than 1.5 million books. In February she'll release THE HOT ONE, a standalone contemporary romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter

2/26/17

ANGIE'S FEBRUARY READS AND RECOMMENDATIONS!!

YOU GUYS! I decided to do a RECAP of the February releases I've read! If you are looking for a book to read! Check these out! 

1. Mister Wronghttp://amzn.to/2lYnDMr
This book is OMFG scandalous. Like really. WHOAAAAAAA! I have a review posting tomorrow, but that blurb for this book speaks for itself.

2. The Hot Onehttp://amzn.to/2lYhUWW
THIS BOOK. ::sighs dreamily:: Ok. This is the sweetest book EVER. I am in love with this. Really. So sexy and fun and good.

3. His Princesshttp://amzn.to/2lYaSkS
My most FAV AR book to date and HIGHLY recommended. If you have yet to start Alexa Riley's book. START here.

4. If You Were Minehttp://amzn.to/2lJ21CN
HOLY FREAKING FEELS ALERT. You guys! OMG. Theo is ::shivers in delight:: He is EVERYTHING. Cannot say enough good things about this novel.

5. Dirty Filthy Rich Menhttp://amzn.to/2kZEJtx
Ok. Ok. THIS BOOK IS MY NEW "I am going to go fudging crazy over this story" addiction. I mean OMG. OH. MY. GAWDDDDDDDDD! It's all the things. A must read. A MUST FREAKING READ. Review coming stat!

6. Switchhttp://amzn.to/2lYqDsi
I am so in love with this series. Graham Landry was  everything I wanted in a HOT alpha! And as usual Adriana slays with her witty dialogue and seriously STEAMY scenes. This family, The Landry's, are an addiction that I just LOVE!

7. Novahttp://amzn.to/2mjH4QA
I LOVE this series. So sexy, so fun, so full of heart. Even though Nova is a standalone, I recommend reading Wilder first. There is HEAVY recap of Wilders book in Nova and because I LOVED Pax's book so much, I think it's best to read the books in order. That said... Landon is EVERYTHING.

8. Sex Sayshttp://amzn.to/2kZFq6h
Welp, Max Monroe does it again, right?  Just SLAYS everything. I LOVE this book. LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVEEEEEEEEE! It's unique and fun and sassy and refreshing. And I just cannot get enough.

9. Pucked Offhttp://amzn.to/2lYj9pg
This is my #1 FAVORITE book of 2017! I am more than obsessive when it comes to Lance. This is a mandatory romance. Really. MANDATORY!

10. Mack Daddyhttp://amzn.to/2lJ7BFk
Lordy. ANGST ALERT. ANGST ALERT. I loved this delicious morsel of YUM! You guys. This is the perfect book to lose yourself in! PERFECT.

11. After We Fallhttp://amzn.to/2lYlHUc
OH, Jack! Sweet Jack. This book gave me the sweetest feels. I wanted to cry, then I wanted to laugh, and then I wanted to swoon!  It's just so good.

12. Singehttp://amzn.to/2kZF8fQ
OMG. SINGEEEEEEEEE! This is a team of Alpha Security Guys that were OMG OMG OMG. They reminded me of KA heroes and I just want to eat them up. SUPER emotional story but lightened with humor and steam! LOVED IT.

13. Anything You Can Dohttp://amzn.to/2ldbZc0
AH! Fudge, man! This book was hilarious and sexy and seriously, I fell in love with the love/hate between these characters. RS Grey is just my FAV! And I want to read her words FOREVERRRRRR!

14. Shamelesshttp://amzn.to/2mjuFvU
Holy stripper ALERT. This book was HAWT. I had NO IDEA what it was about when I decided to read it and I got a BIG surprise, right along with the main character. Bwahahahahhhahha! SMUTTY PERFECTION.

15. A Thousand Lettershttp://amzn.to/2ld9Mxo
Talk about feels. This one definitely brings emotion and of course, I just LOVE all of Staci Hart's book. They have so much heart!





PS: This week is HEAVY with new releases! Here are several that are coming soon! 
Books with a ** are now live early.

1. Cheater ➔ http://amzn.to/2lJz2i8
I am so intrigued by this blurb and this cover. Who doesn't like a taboo romance?

2. Blackbird ➔ http://amzn.to/2l0pwZx **
This just went LIVE early and OMG! BLURB ALERT. So excited to start this one. I got a copy.

3. If You Were Mine ➔ http://amzn.to/2l09r5U
So GOOOOOODDDDD! I'm working on my review which will be up soon. But 5 stars for this one.

4. The Hot One ➔ http://amzn.to/2ldEaaT **
Live EARLY! Sweet, sexy, fun, perfect for an easy afternoon read.

5. Mister Wrong ➔ http://amzn.to/2mk5HfT **
LIVE today! This is scandelous and juicy and just an OMG read.

6. Meant to Be ➔ http://amzn.to/2l0jAQ0
New Contemporary Romance Series from Melody Grace

7. Sweet Rivalry ➔ http://amzn.to/2lZ8Y3L
New Romance from K. Bromberg. This is apart of the 1001 Dark Nights Novella series and looks like a sports romance.

8. Throne of Truth ➔ http://amzn.to/2lZ2Atl
This is the second and finale book in Truth and Lies Duet from Pepper Winters.

9. Dear Agony ➔ http://amzn.to/2lYXmgR
This sounds INCREDIBLE. I mean this part of the blurb sold me, "In this epic love story, Dear Agony forges a connection between an unlikely pair—a beautiful rose entwined in barbed wire and a shipwreck sinking into the darkest depths of the ocean. This agonizing romantic novel poses some gut-wrenching questions: What does a woman do when the man she loves is planning his own demise? And how far will she go to give him something to live for?"

10. Grip ➔ http://amzn.to/2ldEnLb
This is a new romance coming from Kennedy Ryan. It's only 0.99 on Pre-Order and will be going up to $3.99 on release day!

11. A Boy Like You ➔ http://amzn.to/2mk1XLw
This is a new YA romance. The first book in a DUET.

12. Cutter ➔ http://amzn.to/2mzOHOz **
New Sports romance from Stacey Borel

13. Something in the Way ➔ http://amzn.to/2le7TR6 **
This is the first book in a NEW series from Jessica Hawkins. I am hearing amazing early buzz on it. It will be my NEXT read.

14. Cole ➔ http://amzn.to/2leOoaQ **
Cole is now LIVE early. And MY GOD, the blurb on this is whoa. I had a belly jolt reading it. Cole is a standalone novel.

15. The Wright Brother ➔ http://amzn.to/2lMsK1e **
LIVE EARLY. This is a new standalone story coming from KA Linde. I am dying to dive in and read. I love the cover and that blurb is calling me.

16. Dark Protector ➔ http://amzn.to/2mB2sg4 **
Now LIVE on Amazon. 0.99 and apart of Kindle Unlimited. "This is a full-length romance novel. It's not a super-dark read, no trigger warning. Explicit violence and hot sex included. HEA, no cheating."