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Excerpt Blitz: A Fine Mess by Kelly Siskind

by Kelly Siskind
Series: Over The Top #2
Genres: Contemporary
Publisher: Forever
Publication Date: August 2nd 2016
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Some guys should come with a warning label . . .

Sawyer West is Mr. One-Night Stand.

He doesn't do relationships or promises or feelings. He's never cared enough to get involved. Until Lily Roberts.

She's sweet and shy and sexy as sin, and resisting her is testing his self-control.

She believes Sawyer can be a better man, and for the first time in his life, he wants to be.

But change isn't easy, and Sawyer would do anything to protect Lily from his past self.

Even break his own heart . . .

Review: Chasing Lady Amelia by Maya Rodale

by Maya Rodale
Series: Keeping Up With the Cavendishes
Genres: Historical
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: June 28th 2016
Source: ARC received for review
Rating: ★★1/2
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In the second novel of Maya Rodale’s enchanting Keeping Up with the Cavendishes series, an American heiress finds her reputation—and heart—in danger when she travels to London and meets a wickedly tempting rake

Terribly Improper
Lady Amelia is fed up with being a proper lady and wishes to explore London, so one night she escapes . . . and finds herself in the company of one Alistair Finlay-Jones. He’s been ordered by his uncle to wed one of the American girls. How lucky, then, that one of them stumbles right into his arms!

Totally Scandalous
Alistair and Amelia have one perfect day to explore London, from Astley’s Amphitheater to Vauxhall Gardens. Inevitably they end up falling in love and making love. If anyone finds out, she will be ruined, but he will win everything he’s ever wanted.

Very Romantic
When Amelia finds out Alistair has been ordered to marry her, he must woo her and win back the angry American girl. But with the threat of scandals, plural, looming . . . will he ever catch up to the woman he loves?

Favorite Lisa Kleypas Quotes That Remind Me Of Just How Single I Am

Hi everyone! 

How are your weeks going so far? I've started taking part in Top Ten Tuesdays, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, because I'm a list-lover!

Today's topic was a freebie and because the cover for my most-anticipated 2017 romance novel, Devil in Spring by Lisa Kleypas, just got its cover revealed last week, I thought it would be the perfect time to share with you lovely readers 10 of my favorite Lisa Kleypas quotes that make me swoon. Honestly,  basically every romantic sentence that she writes is a favorite, so this wasn't an easy list to come up with.

Week In Review #3

Hello friends! 

How is everyone doing? Did any of you get money back from Apple settlement? I sure did and I wasn't even expecting anything. Now to decide what books I want ...
Anyways, I had a good reading week. With the exception of one read, everything I read was fantastic, so I'm excited to share my week in review with you all.

Review: Sweet Little Lies by Jill Shalvis

by Jill Shalvis
Series: Heartbreaker Bay #1
Genres: Contemporary
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: June 28th 2016
Source: ARC received for review
Rating: ★★
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Choose the one guy you can’t have . . .

As captain of a San Francisco Bay tour boat, Pru can handle rough seas—the hard part is life on dry land. Pru loves her new apartment and her neighbors; problem is, she’s in danger of stumbling into love with Mr. Right for Anybody But Her.

Fall for him—hard . . .

Pub owner Finn O’Riley is six-foot-plus of hard-working hottie who always makes time for his friends. When Pru becomes one of them, she discovers how amazing it feels to be on the receiving end of that deep green gaze. But when a freak accident involving darts (don’t ask) leads to shirtless first aid, things rush way past the friend zone. Fast.

And then tell him the truth.

Pru only wants Finn to be happy; it’s what she wishes for at the historic fountain that’s supposed to grant her heart’s desire. But wanting him for herself is a different story—because Pru’s been keeping a secret that could change everything. . . .

Review: Reliquary by Sarah Fine

by Sarah Fine
Series: Reliquary #1
Genres: UF/PNR
Publisher: 47 North
Publication Date: June 14th 2016
Source: Bought
Rating: ★★
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Mattie Carver’s engagement party should have marked the start of her own personal fairy tale. But when her fiancé, Ben, is violently abducted the next morning, her desperate quest to find him rips her away from small-town life and reveals a shattering truth: magic is real—and Ben is hooked. It’s not the stuff of storybooks. It’s wildly addictive, capable of producing everything from hellish anguish to sensual ecstasy almost beyond human endurance.

Determined to find out who took Ben and why, Mattie immerses herself in a shadowy underworld and comes face-to-face with the darkly alluring Asa Ward, a rogue magic dealer, infamous hustler…and her missing fiancé’s estranged brother. Asa has the power to sense magic, and he realizes Mattie is a reliquary, someone with the rare ability to carry magic within her own body, undetected. Asa agrees to help find Ben on one condition: Mattie must use her uncommon talent to assist his smuggling operations. Now, from magic-laced Vegas casinos to the netherworld clubs of Bangkok, Mattie is on a rescue mission. With Asa by her side, she’ll face not only the supernatural forces arrayed against her but the all-too-human temptation that she fears she can’t resist.

Favorite Romance Books of The Year So Far

Hi everyone! 

How are your weeks going so far? I've started taking part in Top Ten Tuesdays, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, because I'm a list-lover and also because I like to torture myself by narrowing down my lists to 10 books!

I'm excited about this week's Top Ten Tuesday, topic, Favorite Books of the Year So Far. I've mentioned this quite a bit on my other blog, but I've been seriously struggling with YA titles, so I've turned my attention to a lot more adult titles this year than any other year. I've had a lot of luck though and have discovered so many great authors and books. As always, I had a tough time narrowing to down to just 10, but I went with my favoritest of the favorites! Without further a do, here are my:

Blog Tour Excerpt: Inseverable by Cecy Robson

by Cecy Robson
Series: Carolina Beach #1
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Cecy Robson LLC
Publication Date: June 21st 2016
Source: ARC received for review
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How can you imagine forever with someone who's leaving everything behind?

Callahan, a former army sniper, wants to make an escape from his past and everything he experienced at war, but most of all, just not feel. Feeling leads to pain and he’s suffered enough. When he inherits a house on South Carolina’s Kiawah Island, he packs his bags, lured by the peace and seclusion he thinks it will bring. But, Callahan never counted on meeting anyone like Trinity . . .

Trinity has always been the cute, and funny one, who most guys overlook in pursuit of her "hot" friends. She became used to being everyone’s pal, until the day the young man she was attracted to, was drawn to her in return. He became her first great love, and first crushing heartbreak when she found him in bed with one of her closest friends.

To move forward, and to carry out her commitment to helping those in need, Trinity enlists in the Peace Corps, but not before returning to Kiawah for one last memorable summer. She just never imagined it would be so unforgettable.

Callahan doesn’t want to get close to anyone—let alone Trinity. He finds her perkiness insufferable and her attempts to entice a smile distracting. After all, he’s in Kiawah to leave all feelings behind. But when it comes to Trinity, who feels everything, it's hard not to feel something.

Neither expected to fall in love. And no one could have predicted how inseverable they’d become.

Week In Review #2

Hello friends! 

I hope you're all doing well. I had a decent reading week, though I did wish I had read more books that I loved. I've been reading more and more romance lately over YA books and I've been scourging Goodreads to find new titles to add to my TBR. I think it's safe to say that I'm all set with books for the next 700 years! Let's get to my review.

Review: How the Duke Was Won by Lenora Bell

by Lenora Bell
Series: The Disgraceful Dukes #1
Genres: Historical
Publisher: Avon Books
Publication Date: April 26th 2016
Source: Bought
Rating: ★★
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The pleasure of your company is requested at Warbury Park. Four lovely ladies will arrive… but only one can become a duchess.

James, the scandalously uncivilized Duke of Harland, requires a bride with a spotless reputation for a strictly business arrangement. Lust is prohibited and love is out of the question.

Four ladies. Three days. What could go wrong?

She is not like the others…

Charlene Beckett, the unacknowledged daughter of an earl and a courtesan, has just been offered a life-altering fortune to pose as her half-sister, Lady Dorothea, and win the duke’s proposal. All she must do is:

* Be the perfect English rose [Ha!]

* Breathe, smile, and curtsy in impossibly tight gowns [blast Lady Dorothea’s sylph-like figure]

* Charm and seduce a wild duke [without appearing to try]

* Keep said duke far, far from her heart [no matter how tempting]

When secrets are revealed and passion overwhelms, James must decide if the last lady he should want is really everything he needs. And Charlene must decide if the promise of a new life is worth risking everything . . . including her heart.

Review: Bittersweet by Sarina Bowen

by Sarina Bowen
Series: True North #1
Genres: Contemporary
Publisher: Self-Published
Publication Date: June 14th 2016
Source: ARC received for review
Rating: ★★★1/2
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If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the orchard.

The last person Griffin Shipley expects to find stuck in a ditch on his Vermont country road is his ex-hookup. Five years ago they’d shared a couple of steamy nights together. But that was a lifetime ago.

At twenty-seven, Griff is now the accidental patriarch of his family farm. Even his enormous shoulders feel the strain of supporting his mother, three siblings and a dotty grandfather. He doesn’t have time for the sorority girl who’s shown up expecting to buy his harvest at half price.

Vermont was never in Audrey Kidder’s travel plans. Neither was Griff Shipley. But she needs a second chance with the restaurant conglomerate employing her. Okay—a fifth chance. And no self-righteous lumbersexual farmer will stand in her way.

They’re adversaries. They want entirely different things from life. Too bad their sexual chemistry is as hot as Audrey’s top secret enchilada sauce, and then some.

Upcoming 2016 Swoony Books I'm Dying To Read

Happy Tuesday everyone!

I hope your weeks are going well so far. I'll be low-key taking part in Top Ten Tuesdays, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, as from today because it's my favorite meme out there, but oddly, I've never participated myself.

Today's topic is one I'm very excited about: Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The Second Half Of 2016. Because this is an adult romance book blog, I decided to add my twist to it and make it about all the swoony releases I'm dying to read coming out this year. I did fail at just sticking to 10 though and ended up with 14, but I couldn't narrow it down because I'm so so excited for ALL of these!

I hope you guys are able to find some books to add to your TBRs! :)

Week In Review #1

Hello friends! 

I wanted to start doing mini weekly recaps on this blog, so that I can share more of my weekly review links, but also tell you a bit about the books I've been reading. Sometimes, I don't get the chance to review every book that I snag, and being the book-pusher that I am, I don't really want to miss talking about some books. Anyways, let's get started!

Review: From This Day Forward by Lauren Layne

by Lauren Layne
Series: The Wedding Belles #0.5
Genres: Contemporary
Publisher: Pocket Books
Publication Date: June 6th 2016
Source: ARC received for review
Rating: ★★★1/2
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Sex and the City meets The Wedding Planner in this prequel to USA TODAY bestselling author Lauren Layne’s The Wedding Belles series about three high-powered New York City women who can plan any wedding—but their own.

Up-and-coming wedding photographer Leah McHale’s career is on the rise–thanks in no small part to the Wedding Belles, the elite New York wedding planning agency that always throws top-tier business Leah’s way. So when one of the Belles asks Leah to fill in at the former First Daughter's wedding, Leah is overjoyed to say yes–until she finds out who she’ll be working with.

Jason Rhodes is the one man who was able to capture Leah’s heart and, once he had it, promptly stepped all over it and left her broken. Now he’s working side-by-side with her at the biggest wedding of the season and Leah is determined to give him the cold shoulder. Despite his persistence, she is not going to fall for his charming, impish ways again. Not even if he still has that killer, irresistible smile...

Review: Marrying Winterborne by Lisa Kleypas

by Lisa Kleypas
Series: The Ravenals #2
Genres: Historical
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: May 31st 2016
Source: Bought
Rating: ★★★★
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A ruthless tycoon

Savage ambition has brought common-born Rhys Winterborne vast wealth and success. In business and beyond, Rhys gets exactly what he wants. And from the moment he meets the shy, aristocratic Lady Helen Ravenel, he is determined to possess her. If he must take her virtue to ensure she marries him, so much the better…

A sheltered beauty

Helen has had little contact with the glittering, cynical world of London society. Yet Rhys’s determined seduction awakens an intense mutual passion. Helen’s gentle upbringing belies a stubborn conviction that only she can tame her unruly husband. As Rhys’s enemies conspire against them, Helen must trust him with her darkest secret. The risks are unthinkable…the reward, a lifetime of incomparable bliss. And it all begins with…

Marrying Mr. Winterborne

Blog Tour Review: One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid

by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Genres: Contemporary, Women's Fiction
Publisher: Washington Square Press
Publication Date: June 7th 2016
Source: ARC received for review
Rating: ★★★★
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From the author of Maybe in Another Life—named a People Magazine pick and a "Best Book of the Summer" by Glamour and USA Today—comes a breathtaking new love story about a woman unexpectedly forced to choose between the husband she has long thought dead and the fiancé who has finally brought her back to life.

In her twenties, Emma Blair marries her high school sweetheart, Jesse. They build a life for themselves, far away from the expectations of their parents and the people of their hometown in Massachusetts. They travel the world together, living life to the fullest and seizing every opportunity for adventure.

On their first wedding anniversary, Jesse is on a helicopter over the Pacific when it goes missing. Just like that, Jesse is gone forever.

Emma quits her job and moves home in an effort to put her life back together. Years later, now in her thirties, Emma runs into an old friend, Sam, and finds herself falling in love again. When Emma and Sam get engaged, it feels like Emma’s second chance at happiness.

That is, until Jesse is found. He’s alive, and he’s been trying all these years to come home to her. With a husband and a fiancé, Emma has to now figure out who she is and what she wants, while trying to protect the ones she loves.

Who is her one true love? What does it mean to love truly?

Emma knows she has to listen to her heart. She’s just not sure what it’s saying.

Review: One Night of Sin by Elle Kennedy

by Elle Kennedy
Series: After Hours #1
Genres: Contemporary, Erotica
Publisher: Entangled Brazen
Publication Date: August 4th 2014
Source: Bought
Rating: ★★★
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Sometimes it’s good to be bad…

When it comes to sex, good girl Skyler Thompson always plays it safe, choosing stable and sedate over wild and thrilling. She doesn’t do one-night-stands, but one look at sinfully sexy Gage Holt and she’s willing to reconsider. He makes her want to be bad for once in her life, and she’s prepared to take what she wants.

Danger follows former MMA fighter Gage Holt like a shadow. Despite his successes as part owner of Sin, an exclusive nightclub in Boston, Gage can’t risk getting involved with a woman, especially one as sweet as Skyler. Still, he can’t resist a taste—and it’s so damn good he has to see her again.

As addicted as he is to her, Gage knows there’s no future for him and Skyler—not with his past lurking in the dark corners of an MMA cage. But Skylar’s tougher than she looks, and she’s ready to fight for her man.