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Book Blitz and Giveaway: Blame it on Romeo by Sophia Knightly – A Adorable Romantic Comedy

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Blame it on Romeo by Sophia Knightly – A Adorable Romantic Comedy

The cover of the week award absolutely goes to this cute front of the adorable romantic comedy Blame it on Romeo by Sophia Knightly. I am already a fan of her Beach Read series (even if I am nowhere close to a beach), and I […]

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Heat by Nicolina Martin – A Steaming Hot, Dark Romance Novel

Book Blitz and Giveaway: Heat by Nicolina Martin – A Steaming Hot, Dark Romance Novel

Do you know what is even better than a book set in the heat of the Dominican Republic? That I can read it free on Kindle Unlimited! Today, I am introducing you to a hot new book, and the beginning of a new romance series: […]

Book Review: A Royal Christmas Gift (A Happily Ever After Book)

Book Review: A Royal Christmas Gift (A Happily Ever After Book)

Book Details:

 

Author: LuAnn McLane
Publisher: Tule Publishing
Publishing Date: October 10th, 2015
Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

My Thoughts: 

 

Oh, how this book disappointed me! Not because it was not a great story, no, actually I loved the entire book from the beginning to the end, with one MAJOR exception – it is not a complete story!
A Royal Christmas Gift ends abruptly, in the middle of it – albeit not in the middle of a sentence or chapter, rather at the end of one, and without any warning whatsoever.

 

Until that point, I was completely on board with this novel – well-created characters with real chemistry, an engaging plot, and written in the third person – these are all things I absolutely love in a romance story. I was invested, engaged, and entertained.
And then got dropped like a hot potato.

 

Talking about being anti-climatic.
Sure, I do have the option to buy the second half of the book, but I did not pay for a half-finished copy, of what would have been a 5-star novel. I refuse to purchase the second half of the story, the thought of it leaves me with the bitter aftertaste that only appears when I am scammed. That might be a strong word, but it does not feel much different.
This was my first novel by LuAnn McLane, but it will be my last one. I prefer Authors who are kind enough to sell me a complete story, and not leave me hanging.

 

Book Rating:
2.5 out of 5 Stars

 

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Book Summary:

 

Prince Royal Nicholas Worthington is devastated when he learns that his monarchy is being used as a tax haven for the wealthy and drug runners. To protect his people, he flees to Alabama and poses as Nick Worth, an inspector for the National Historical Society. 

Anna Lee is floored when Nick Worth shows up on her doorstep to give her grant money to restore her home. She’s charmed by the handsome inspector with his European accent and takes him up on his offer. The two-week restoration project turns into something much more, but Nick fears that his presence could put his southern beauty in danger. 

As Christmas Eve approaches Nicholas must decide if he can put the woman he loves at risk or disappear from her life forever…

 

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Book Review: Arm Candy by Patricia Ryan – A Contemporary Romance with a Memorable Cast

Book Review: Arm Candy by Patricia Ryan – A Contemporary Romance with a Memorable Cast

Book Details: Title: Arm Candy Author: Patricia Ryan Publisher: Hakely Books Publication Date: August 10th, 2016 Genre: Romance         My thoughts: I am going to begin with what I did not like about Arm Candy. I did not like that the main […]

Book Blitz: My Roommate’s Girl by Julianna Keyes

Book Blitz: My Roommate’s Girl by Julianna Keyes

Be careful what you wish for – well, in My Roommate’s Girl by Julianne Keyes, this concept is explored a heck of a lot deeper than it is wise to do so in real life. Check out this brand-new entertaining New Adult novel, today! And […]

Introducing: Junk by Komal Kant – A Contemporary Summer Romance

Introducing: Junk by Komal Kant – A Contemporary Summer Romance

I have another gem for your summer to-read list!

Introducing Junk by Komal Kant! 

Junk
Komal Kant
Publication date: June 27th, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

At twenty-five, I met both my mortal enemy and my one true love.

The problem? They ended up being the same person.

My first encounter with Wade Welsecky and his swoon-inducing, chiseled torso was a disaster of epic proportions. After giving him an accidental strip show in a coffee shop and him stealing my Gucci blouse, I became determined to run that cocky jerk over.

That was the thing about Wade—even though he pushed all my buttons, I so badly wanted him to undo them too.

Our second encounter was even worse. This time, I really did try to run him over…

…but ended up running right into a tree.

Now I’m stuck in Middle-of-Nowhere, Wisconsin with only one person in town who can help with my car troubles. That’s right. My mortal enemy, Wade Welsecky.

But with Wade as swelteringly hot as the Midwest summer, getting tangled in his sheets is quickly becoming a temptation too hard to resist. And I have a feeling I’m about to uncover a side of him that is so much more than just the sexy junk yard owner—a side the rest of the world seemingly already knows.

If I don’t run him over first…

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Author Bio:

Komal Kant is the internationally bestselling author of BENEATH HIM. She writes books about falling in love, books that make you laugh in awkward locales, and that one book where you bawled so hard that you loved and hated her equally.

Her days are filled with imaginary characters who speak to her in hushed tones before stealing her lunch money, a husband who accepts all her weird writer quirks, and a criminal mastermind Shih Tzu and lapdog American Bully—he’s the muscle.

Find her latest release THE JERK NEXT DOOR on Amazon. It’s a book about an irritating, Aussie neighbor, and features a cast of characters that are cracked.

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Book Blitz: True Hero by Susan Owensby – A Romantic Suspense

Book Blitz: True Hero by Susan Owensby – A Romantic Suspense

Happy Memorial Day! Today, I am happy to introduce you to “True Hero” by Susan Owensby, a suspenseful romance novel, that was just released. Our hero in this story is a SEAL, and I think Susan (who happens to be an Army Wife), has captured […]

Introducing: Looking for Trouble by Stacey Mosteller – A New Adult Romance

Introducing: Looking for Trouble by Stacey Mosteller – A New Adult Romance

Opposites do attract. That is if they don’t destroy each other before they can get to the attraction part. That is what you can expect from Looking for Trouble by Stacey Mosteller, a bestselling Author who is just awesome at creating romantic tension. Read more […]

Book Blitz And Giveaway: Painting Sky by Rita Branches

Book Blitz And Giveaway: Painting Sky by Rita Branches

I just love the cover of Painting Sky by Rita Branches! It is what made me pay attention to this book in the first place, but it is the blurb that got me all excited. Check out the excerpt of this newly released New Adult novel, and don’t forget to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a copy of Painting Sky and a 20 Dollar Amazon gift card!



Title: Painting Sky
Author: Rita Branches
(Painting Sky #1)
Publication date: April 25th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Nobody ever said life was easy…

People pleaser, Jane Skylar wants nothing more than to earn her art degree, start her life, and bask in the bliss of living with her boyfriend.

But things don’t always go as planned…

Struggling with her creative side, Jane finds herself in turmoil, often confiding in her roommate – another, more talented art student, Keith Hale. Keith just so happens to be her boyfriend’s older, brooding brother. After a devastating breakup, Jane turns to Keith for comfort. But when the lines blur between roommate and lover, Jane’s life becomes more complicated than ever before.

When Keith’s past comes back to haunt him, their lives all get turned upside down, forcing the truth to surface. Now Jane must fight for what she wants–even if it hurts everyone she loves.

*It’s a Stand-alone*

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EXCERPT:

The next towels were easier. I was getting colder and so tired that my eyes started to shut and I dozed off. When the towel on my stomach was removed, the breeze on my skin made me shiver and woke me up.

“Just one more time, and then we’ll check if the fever has lowered.” He changed the towels again. I had stopped feeling awkward about the lack of clothes a long time ago: maybe between the cold towel or the scared look on Keith’s face.

My shivering never stopped. After Keith took all the towels from my body, I just wanted to curl up and sleep. The sheets were wet, though, as well as my clothes. Keith left for a minute and I opened one eye to see him standing at the door, frowning.

“What is it now?”

“I can’t find any clean sheets,” he answered. I wasn’t feeling good enough today to do laundry, so the other set was dirty.

“Come on. Try sitting up.” Keith opened one of my drawers.

“What are you doing?” It was where I kept my underwear. He ignored my protests and took some black cotton panties and a matching tank top and placed them on the bed.

“I’ll be in the hallway. Call me when you’re done—unless you want my help.” His smirk was weak, but I knew he was trying to make me smile. I shooed him out of my room with a wave of my hand and took my time changing out of my clothes. My body hurt, especially my ribs.

“I’m coming in,” Keith warned, as soon as I pulled the tank top down. “Can you get up?” I obeyed him, unsure of why he wanted me to get up if I didn’t have any clean sheets to change the bed with. My bedroom swung around me and I had to sit back down again. I was too weak to stand. Keith sighed and put his arms under me. I stiffened instantly, not just at the gesture, but also at my lack of clothing. He picked me up and left my room.

“What are you doing?”

“What do you think? I’m taking you to my room. The sheets are clean, I haven’t slept there this week, and they are dry, at least.” He winked while pushing open his bedroom door with his shoulder. I had been in his room once or twice to bring him his clean clothes, but I’d never taken the time to look around. I wouldn’t do so this time, either, as the only light on was from the lamp on his bedside table.

The space was clean and tidy. I imagined all his clutter was in the attic, where he spent most of his time.

I whimpered against his cold sheets. “Come on, scoot over,” he said, as soon as he laid me down. I did what he asked and the next thing I felt was his warm body against mine. I gasped at the contact, but scooted back against his chest. I tried to ignore the chuckle that came from him, which shook my body slightly.

His hand came to rest on my stomach for a second before he pulled my tank top up. I was prepared to turn and punch him in the face when I realized what he was trying to do. He lifted his own shirt and hugged my bare back. I sighed, trying not to moan. For the second time tonight, I wasn’t cold, as his body was warmer than mine.

“Just so we’re clear, in the morning, we go back to not caring much for the other, right?” I asked, more to try and clear the air. I felt him tense before answering me with a weird shrug.

“I guess,” he mumbled.

“Why do you hate me?” I whispered.

 

Author Bio:

Rita Branches is an independent YA (young adult) author who enjoys spending every free moment (when she´s not reading) writing emotional stories. Visit: http://ritabranches.wordpress.com/

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Book Blitz And Giveaway: The Forgotten Child by Lorhainne Eckhart – Autism Awareness Month Book Choice

Book Blitz And Giveaway: The Forgotten Child by Lorhainne Eckhart – Autism Awareness Month Book Choice

Because April is Autism Awareness Month, I am proud to highlight this important cause, by showcasing a novel, that is centered around the subject. The Forgotten Child by Lorhainne Eckhart features a young boy, who shows all the symptoms but is not (yet) diagnosed. It is […]