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Title: Crazy For You

Author: Daisy Prescott

Series: Love with Altitude #2 (Standalone)

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: 28th March, 2017

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Blurb

 

My savior isn’t prince charming.
I’m not that lucky.
He’s my worst nightmare.
He’s my one night stand from two years ago.
And he doesn’t remember me.
 
What happens on vacation doesn’t always stay on vacation. Especially in a place like Aspen. I moved to the mountains for my dream vet job. I never expected to run into the man of my dreams. Again.
 
I never thought I’d see her again.
My Cinderella didn’t leave me a shoe to find her.
Not that I’d need random footwear to recognize her.
Her kiss is something I’ll never forget.
 

Work hard. Play hard. I’m paid to be a nice guy on the slopes, but what I do in my off time isn’t always about making good choices. That’s the fun of living in a ski town. I stay while the women come and go.

Crazy Over You is a standalone romantic comedy and the second book in the Love with Altitude series. 

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Reviewed by Anna Green on behalf of #KFF

 

A cute romantic comedy set in Aspen. This is the first book I have read by the author and the first few pages caught my interest right from the start.

Mara is a veterinarian who just moved to Aspen for her new job. She has a dog named Tapper, a three-footed wonder dog and two psychotic cats named Fred and George. I like Mara’s character. She is honest and loves her animals although apparently she hates horses. Oh, and yes she has no filter as well. “Sorry about the biting. I didn’t want to scare the dogs by screaming your name and having it echo over the mountains. The hills are alive with Mara’s orgasm and all that jazz”. I love this woman! She has so many foot-in-mouth moments that made me smile and giggle throughout the book.

Meet Jesse, he works in the slopes of Aspen and is one of the guys in the ski patrol team keeping the area safe. His dog Fern also works for the ski patrol and her job is mainly to search for people buried in an avalanche. Jesse is the loner type and trusts his dog more than humans. Losing a family member from an accident made him more the way he is now.

Jesse and Mara first met when she had a panic attack on the ski slope and Jesse had to “rescue” her. It turns out that this isn’t their first meeting. They actually first met two years ago when Mara and her friends went vacationing in Aspen, she got drunk, danced on the bar as a dare and fell on Jesse. She thought they had a one night stand but could not remember. They pretend to not recognise each other on the ski slope.

The relationship between these two is a slow burn, they did kiss but it shows that it’s not insta-love. There was attraction at first sight obviously but they took their time. It’s actually refreshing to read a romance story and the main characters do not engage in sex scenes on the first half of the book. And when the main characters have very interesting pets, it’s a sure fire formula for an engaging romantic comedy. I like this author’s style a lot.  I would highly recommend this book to friends. 4.5 stars from me!

 

Excerpt

 

“I’m paid to be a nice guy.” He gives me a sweet smile while his eyes shine with mischief. 

“You’re only nice when you’re being paid?” I squint at him with distrust.

“You make me sound like a male escort.” His smile falters but the mischievous spark doesn’t fade.

“Your words not mine.”

“Better than a stripper. At least I don’t have to prance around on stage in a thong.” He chuckles.

But I’m not laughing.

Stripper.

The word echoes around in my head as a strong sense of déjà vu hits me smack in the face.

Me dancing on a bar in a short, silver dress. Me practically showing off the goods to a crowd of cheering men.

Oh no. Oh shit. Friends, we have a problem.

My savior isn’t prince charming.

No, I’m not that lucky.

He’s my worst nightmare.

He’s my one night stand from two years ago.

 

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Author Bio

USA Today Bestselling Author Daisy Prescott writes romantic comedies about real love.

Love with Altitude, her newest Rom Com series, is set in Aspen, Colorado features life and love in a small town. Her Modern Love Stories feature characters in their thirties and forties finding and rediscovering love in unexpected and humorous ways. The popular Wingmen books star regular guys who often have beards, drive trucks, and love deeply once they fall.

Born and raised in San Diego, Daisy currently lives in a real life Stars Hollow in the Boston suburbs with her husband and an imaginary house goat. When not writing about herself in the third person, Daisy can be found traveling, gardening, baking, or lost in a good book.

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                                  RELEASE BLITZ                                             WHITE PAWN by STEVIE J. COLE

 

Title: White Pawn

Author: Stevie J. Cole

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: 22nd March, 2017

 

 

Blurb
This could have been a love story. It could have been, but he screwed that all up. You see, he thinks it’s a game. He thinks I’m his pawn, but he couldn’t be more wrong. Every move he makes, I’ll block him. Every time he thinks he’s about to seize me, I’ll run. Some men underestimate the power of the queen because they’re too busy playing king. They forget she’s the most powerful piece on the board. And love is not a game I’m apt at losing. What will it take for him to realize I’ll never be his pawn, but I’ll happily play his queen? Love is not a game, but the chase certainly is.
 
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★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Reviewed by Klaire Sutherland for #KFF

I don’t even know where to start with this book, I’m not sure whether I loved or hated it in a…. weird way. I couldn’t put my kindle down; the whole thing was so monumentally screwed up that I had to keep reading. I didn’t get the characters, in fact in retrospect, I didn’t like the characters. Both Justin and Marisa seemed all over the place but the book just had something that pulled me in. There’s every single conceivable romantic cliché you can find in there but it’s done so tongue in cheek, mocking at some points and it’s brilliant. The word satirical sprang to mind a lot of the time. Yet romantic comedy it is not. Love story it most definitely is in a very convoluted kind of way.

There were many connotations to things that may or may not have happened within our lovely book world, but with an author/book themed plot I’d expect that, and I think Stevie J Cole has pegged it beautifully. Loved the co-author/self-author reference, I always find these little references humorous. I’m not sure I would have categorised it as ‘Romantic Suspense’, however I’m struggling a little to think of the niche it belongs to. The book cover is an anomaly for me, I can’t quite fit the image with the books’ theme and while striking, that’s about it for me.

The story was like bouncing on a Pogo stick, up and down, up and down, yet wasn’t too hard to keep up with the plot. The author gives all the history on Marisa you need in the first chapter, there’s no hiding and the she does this throughout, doesn’t keep you guessing, lets the reader know exactly what’s going on. I liked the frankness in all honesty. There’s certainly plenty of questions to be asked, it isn’t a case of make the reader feel dumb by telling them everything. I had some thoughts to what might come further in the book and I have to admit I was way off track with those assumptions. But I liked being proved wrong.

You see trouble with a capital in Chapter 2, almost immediately you know you’re in for one hell of a messed up ride. This cannot end well surely? You have Justin who hit big time with a book he wrote about his past, he seems to be riding off the coat tails of that success. I’m thinking he’s just looking for a good time, for the chase, bedding and treating women however he likes. Justin is extremely shallow but underneath all his cocky bravado you find a scared little boy really. I’d like to say it’s quite endearing but I didn’t catch that emotion whatsoever. He meets Marisa, who I have to say is absolutely deluded. I mean the woman is a nutcase in a very unassuming way, which is dangerous. Very dangerous. Marisa wants the story book ending and will stop at nothing to achieve it. Maybe there was something I liked about Marisa – her no nonsense, matter of fact attitude often coupled with her humour, made for some fun moments. By Chapter 8 you’re getting a feel for what the characters are about.

“I miss you.”

For a dual POV I found a fair bit of Justin’s story missing, you don’t ever really get the details about his ex-girlfriend and his past as blatantly as you do Marisa’s.  His signature line; “I miss you,” loses all meaning by the time you get half way through the book. I fear every time I hear those word, Justin Wild will enter my head. Thank you very much dear author!

I found little finesse within any of the intimate scenes, actually there’s no finesse in any of Justin and Marisa’s relationship. There’s an odd moment here and there, never coming across as truly romantic however. That’s fine, the style absolutely suits the book. The author has such a rudimentary way of describing the little things;

“…the heat radiates up from the asphalt in squiggly waves…”

What’s not to love about the simplistic nature of that type of descriptive narrative? The book doesn’t read like a tangled mess of analogies; doesn’t sound like it’s trying to be clever despite the fact that it most certainly is. Don’t get me wrong, the writing is top notch; easy to read and didn’t confuse my head too much with over complicated sentences or words. It works, works beautifully.

For those readers that are a little worried that perhaps this is going to be a dark read, I’d like to put your mind at ease. There are some questionable parts to it but in my opinion I’d say you were looking at a grey in terms of the dark factor. Most definitely suitable for those who like to keep their breakfast or dinner down.

A huge hat’s off to the author. If you can make me dislike your characters but absolutely love your book, then you have me! I do believe that this lives up to my favourite book from this author. I can’t award this anything other than the five stars it utterly deserves.

Kindle Friends Forever reviewer Klaire recommends this read – with a side of snark.

 

 

Author Bio

 

Stevie J. Cole lives deep in the woods of Alabama with her husband
and two precious daughters. She studied Epidemiology concentrating on cancer
research but has always had a passion for writing. Some of her stories will
strip you bare, some will give you nightmares, but the one thing she can
promise is that she will always give you stories that make you feel.
Raw. Gritty. Love.
Because sometimes characters need to be flawed.
P.S. Stevie’s greatest fear is the impending zombie apocalypse.
Think about it: swarming armies of decaying, oozing corpses stumbling around with clicking teeth, trying to eat your face. Nothing about that is good. NOTHING!

 

 

 

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                                  RELEASE BLITZ                                         UNPROFESSIONAL by J. D. HAWKINS

 

Unprofessional by J.D. Hawkins

Release Date: March 22nd

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Designer: Letitia Hasser from RBA Designs

Model: Christian Hogue

 

 

Blurb

What happens when the internet’s favorite playboy falls in love?

I have the best job in the world. Date beautiful women and write about it.

But I want to take it to the next level: instead of writing about my experiences make it into an online reality show.

But here is the catch. My boss wants me to share the show with a woman co-host. And he wants that woman to be my best friend and co-worker, Margo.

I’ll date beautiful women and she’ll date hot men. Sounds fair enough.

So now I have to watch her fake date hot men. I used to love going home with a different woman every night, but suddenly this isn’t as fun. Seeing Margo with anyone else is driving me crazy.

And the more time I spend with her working on the show, the less I want to keep our relationship in the friends’ zone. And the harder it is to stop myself from imagining her bent over the copier.

Things are about to get unprofessional.

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EXCERPT:

“Thank god you live on the ground floor,” I say, as I rummage for her keys in her bag with one hand while keeping her from falling with the other. It’s not that I haven’t been to Margo’s place before, but when we hang out it’s usually at work functions or the occasional bar, and at the moment I can’t shake the feeling that I’m intruding a little.

“You know, you’re really fucking hot,” she slurs, giggling. My cock stirs at the brush of her lips so close to my neck, her warm breath against my skin. I have to shake it off.

“And you’re really fucking drunk,” I reply with a forced laugh, as the key finally catches and I kick the door open.

“No…I mean it,” she says as I step into her apartment, still holding her in my arms. “You’re like…the most beautiful man.”

“That’s very sweet of you,” I say, as I open a few wrong doors (closet, bathroom) until I find her bedroom. I walk in and lay her down on the bed, then pull away, setting her bag on the night table. “You should probably just rest a bit, let it pass.” I unlace her boots and ease them off gently, setting them on the floor before straightening up to go. This feels familiar, although I haven’t carried a too-drunk Margo home from a party and put her to bed since our undergrad years. “You need anything? Water, or—”

“Yeah.” Margo smiles.

“What?”

Instead of answering, she mischievously beckons me closer. I look at her, dress rolling up around her thighs, twisting her body up in the sheets, my imagination starting to whirl a little.

“Come here!” she yelps impatiently.

This could mean trouble—the problem is, I like trouble. I groan and go nearer to the bed.

“Closer,” she giggles, and I’m taken with the smile, the way she grinds into the bed…

“What?”

Her hand pulls on my shirt, her smile goes and instead her mouth is open now, weakened like she’s preparing to kiss me. I could so easily fall into her here, so easily bring my mouth onto hers, put my own hands under her clothes. I can almost taste her, appetite stirring…

Except being a real man doesn’t just mean knowing when to make a move, it also means knowing when you shouldn’t.

“Nice try,” I say, pulling back.

Margo laughs and pounds her fists onto the bed with disappointment.

“But I need to see what’s under your shirt. You still got those Grand Canyon abs, I bet.”

“Ok. That’s my cue to go,” I say, half-out the door. “See you tomorrow.”

“No! Come on! Please! I remember the view was fucking amazing. Just a little peek. A tiny little peek for old time’s sake. Come on, Owen! Don’t be an asshole. You know you want to show it off.”

I look back at her, hand on the doorknob, and find myself laughing.

“Happy now?” I say, pulling up my shirt a little way.

Margo screams and falls back onto her pillows laughing.

“I knew it! Just as perfect as that night you got locked out of the girl’s dorm,” she says, as I close the door and leave.

When I get back to my car, I’m still smiling.

 

 

 4.5 Stars
Reviewed by Klaire Sutherland for #KFF

Readers have waited a while for a new offering from Mr. Hawkins, not a massive amount of time in comparison with other authors, but there’s definitely been a wait. Was it worth it? Oh yes, very much so! Unprofessional was such a joy to read, so much so that I was a little annoyed with myself that I had picked it up for review. I just wanted to read, get lost in the story and the characters, not cast a critical eye over the content while I was doing it. I honestly think this is JD’s best work to date. His previous offerings have always been very good, but this felt like a cut above the rest.

Unprofessional is a very solid read. Written with maturity and a certain amount of class, the book was very difficult to put down once the story got going. Really, the book’s not anything new in terms of plot lines; office romance, friends to lovers, yet lacked the usual cheese and cliché many other books in this trope offer. There was a good pace to the story; flowing extremely well with JD knowing how to open and close his scenes in such a way the reader wants more. The dialogue throughout was realistic and relatable – again, no over exaggerations which romance novels can sometimes be renowned for. The intimate scenes, while extremely hot, were classy and didn’t have me reaching for the gag bucket. Then again I’m not all that surprised, it’s not how this author writes. When I had finished this book I felt like every bit of care and attention had went into every single word written on the pages. There were some very good lines scattered throughout the book that manages to pull the emotion to the forefront. A difficult thing to do. JD’s writing, in this instance, is refreshing.

Owen and Margo, the main characters, are captivating right from the off. It’s so good to read about a loveable rogue who values a friendship yet has that little touch of alpha male about him. Owen wasn’t all in your face, over bearing with the profanity etc. but he certainly had just enough of an edge to be extremely likeable. If you struggled to love him in the beginning (and I promise you won’t struggle at all) – well, let’s just say all the little things he did soon get under your skin, you can’t help but have one hell of a soft spot for him. And Margo was the friend we’d all love to have, the slightly crazy party girl with a fierce loyalty. She seemed to be struggling a little more than Owen with some very real fears. Both characters were very down to earth I found, showing vulnerabilities that the reader gets on board with and understands. They cultivated a very special friendship that both were nervous and conscious about ruining. From very early on it’s very difficult not to root for that happy ending they both so very much deserve. Their relationship before and after is engaging.

My only frustration with Unprofessional was perhaps towards the end. I shan’t spoil here but I felt there was a little ‘missing’, that perhaps the last few chapters wrapped up a bit too quickly. I think showing the impact of them being apart more effective in the later stages would have pulled a rather different emotion from the reader and made a great book just that little better. I have to award this the 4 ½ to 5-star rating for that reason, was almost a 5 for me.

Kindle Friends Forever reviewer Klaire, would happily recommend this book.

 

 

About the Author:

JD Hawkins writes erotic romance with modern-classic alpha males and strong, independant women. He currently lives with his wife in Los Angeles, CA. He loves to travel and has lived in many places, including New York City, India and Thailand. When he isn’t writing, JD enjoys surfing, training in Mixed Martial Arts, reading and taking naps. He’s always loved making up stories, especially ones inspired by real life.

 

 

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                                  RELEASE BLITZ                                      RANSOM by Logan Chance & Jacob Chance

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Title: Ransom

Author: Logan Chance & Jacob Chance

Series: Aces & Eights Motorcycle Club #1

Release Date: 23rd March, 2016

Genre: Erotica / MC Romance

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SYNOPSIS:

Blood by birth – Brothers by choice

Aces & Eights Motorcycle Club is all they’ve known for the past twelve
years. They live hard, bound by the code of brotherhood.

Liam Fox: Vice President of Aces & Eights

Height: six foot one inch

Hair color: dark brown

Eye color: brown

Alias: Lo

Rory Fox: Sergeant at Arms of Aces & Eights

Height: six foot one inch

Hair color: dark brown

Eye color: hazel

Alias: Knuckles

The ladies know them as: Dominant males to submissive females, erotic,
dirty talking, alpha male, bad boy, lumberjacks of all trades with no known
accidental pregnancies or babies with the last name Fox.

Just kidding…

What they’re really known for is riding, fighting, whiskey and women. With
the brotherhood, they never have to standalone.

Aces & Eights is about to face their toughest enemy and play out the
Dead Man’s hand.

 

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Reviewed by Donna on behalf of #KFF

This is the first instalment of the MC story centred around six brothers, Liam, Rory, Colin, Finn, Patrick, and Keegan who found themselves with the club after a set of circumstances lead them there. It mainly follows two of the brothers, Liam and Rory Fox and is told in dual point of view. Liam goes by Lo and Rory is known as Knuckles. The brotherhood is a big part of their lives. Crime, riding ,drinking and women are  their main focus.

Liam is the vice president and Rory the sergeant at the Aces and Eights motorcycle club. They are extremely loyal and look up to their club president, Mick. He took all six brothers in years ago when they’d been hit by a personal tragedy. Fallon, his daughter, is his pride and joy; she’s young, pretty and at university. Mick has done his best to protect his little girl from the perils of the motorcycle club. Rory heads up the club security and is in deep with his feelings for Fallon. However, he is also aware Mick wouldn’t like anything to develop between his daughter and to top the lot, one of his men! Rory is mindful, tries to keep his feelings in check where she is concerned and ooh boy, could I see his dilemma.

Liam at first comes across as a hard drinking womaniser, but there’s so much more to him than that. It becomes evident he’s a rebel to the cause and has feelings for a lady called Audrey. He had a thing for her years ago, unfortunately he doesn’t want to go there as she’s a member of a rival motorcycle club, The Devils Way.

This first instalment is full of twists and turns; action packed with violence, hot and steamy moments, exactly what you would expect from an MC book. Apart from the grit, there are enough bittersweet moments to make you swoon completely over the Fox brothers. It was a rollercoaster of a ride and full of every emotion you can think of. Although it’s a novella, it contains a lot of content to the story and had me on the edge of my seat. I couldn’t put this book down. In fact I’m doing a reread.

“Boys you know what to do about our friend here.”

 “Oh, one more thing hombre,”  “If any of us see you in our territory again, we’re  going to cut you into little pieces and ship you back to the Devil’s Way in a box. Is that clear enough for you?”

I find MC books quite a thrilling read and this did not disappoint. It’s the first collaboration by the two authors and while I have read their works individually, I was completely excited to read something they worked on together. They both compliment each other’s writing immensely and am thrilled by this series and totally look forward to more about the Fox brothers. There is a burning question to the reasons why they ended up in the club. Saying that,  I’m pretty sure all will be revealed. I am positive this is going to be a fantastic series. I award five stars for everything this story has and more. I haven’t stopped thinking about it.

“What are you thinking in that big brain of yours?”      

“It’s not the only thing that’s big.”  

 

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About Author Logan Chance

Logan Chance enjoys the simple things in life. Star Wars, music, and pretty girls. Always in trouble at school, he was made to copy the dictionary while
the others played. This began his word fascination.

With a love of words he then realized he loved stringing those same words together to create stories to inspire all.

From Boston, and relocated to Florida, he lives out his days writing, reading, and avoiding the beach.

Not afraid to tell it how it is, Logan is definitely a man of his own.

 

 

About Author Jacob Chance

Jacob Chance grew up in New England and still lives there today. He’s a martial artist, a football fan, a practical joker and junk food lover.

A writer of erotic romance, QUIVER is his second release and is the follow up to QUAKE.

Jacob plans on writing many more sexy, suspenseful stories and to branch out to other genres.

 

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                                   RELEASE BLITZ                                          CO-WRECKER by MEGHAN QUINN

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Co-Wrecker, an all new sexy, laugh out loud romantic comedy is LIVE!

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Co-Wrecker by Meghan Quinn

Publication Date: March 23, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Photographer: Lauren Watson Perry

Synopsis:

What do ice cream and Sadie Montgomery have in common? They’re both ice cold, but one taste is never enough.

I wanted to be friends — I would have even settled for her seeing me as anything but a nerd — but there was no getting through. So just like any hard-headed, red-blooded man out there, I made up my mind.

I’d make my coworker fall for me.

I’d like to say it was simple, but like every other epic love story, all it took was one drunken night and a lot of naked courage to get the girl. For a moment, at least.

Love with a coworker is never simple, especially since Sadie’s trying to keep us on the low. Not to mention her persistent ex-boyfriend who won’t leave her alone. But I’ve never been good at giving up, and I don’t plan to start now.

The whole thing is a recipe for a rocky road, but I plan to eat the whole gallon, no matter how bad the brain freeze.

 

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★ ★ ★ ★

Reviewed by Anna on behalf of #KFF

This is the second book I have read by author Meghan Quinn. Co-Wrecker is the fun, light-hearted story of Andrew and Sadie.

Andrew has just transferred to Binghamton University to get away from his “ordeal” at his previous university. He is the witty, hot looking nerd and he is funny too. To keep himself busy and earn some money before school starts he decided to get a job at “Friendly’s” as a fountain boy and this is where he meets Sadie, his co-worker. Sadie’s character is quite moody and a bit standoffish. She has a close group of friends who we get to meet later in the story.

I like the author’s style of writing. Reading Andrew and Sadie’s banter throughout the whole book made me laugh, snort and giggle at some parts. Their first encounter especially reminds me of a Mr. Bean moment and ends up with Andrew giving Sadie the nickname Sturdy Tits.

All through the first half of the book we can see Sadie’s slowly thawing icy demeanour towards Andrew. How can she not fall for this cute nerd who looks like Ryan Reynolds with a mind like Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory and apparently is also well endowed. He is all that and more!

Not everything is hunky dory for our heroine, Sadie. Her being aloof and closed-in stems from a sad childhood and a recent tragic event which leads her into keeping a lot of secrets from her friends and family. Her ex-boyfriend Tucker is part of her close circle of friends and he still carries a torch for her albeit one that Sadie is dying to extinguish when she gets involved with Andrew.

But when the basis of a new relationship is founded in lies, will it last or will it crumble? She needs to fess up fast or she might lose him. Is she brave enough to tell him the whole sad story? She needs to pull up her big girl pants or there will be no more walking-like-a-duck-the-morning-after courtesy of Mr. Cannon Cock.

Fluctuating body temperatures, that’s what you get when you read Andrew and Sadie’s story. Ice cream sundaes, steamy sex scenes and a funny love story. The first can give you brain freeze, the second makes you hot and bothered and the last will warm your heart.

I would have gladly given this story five stars but that darn childhood tale of the fat dog (I won’t go into details why) makes this a four star read from me.  ****

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A BLONDE AT HEART

Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.

Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!

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                                  RELEASE BLITZ                                                      LOSING HOPE by HEIDI LIS

Title: Losing Hope

Author: Heidi Lis

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: 21st March, 2017

 

Blurb
For the last year and a half, you could sum up my life in one word… disastrous.
One simple phone call was all it took
to change my life forever.
If I could go back and do it again, what would I change?
Everything.What should have been one of the best days of my life turned into the absolute worst.
Cast in a shadow that turns my days dark, and my nights even darker.
Before I can put the pain of the past behind me, I need to fix what’s broken.

The first step is believing it can be done, the second is forgiveness.
But forgiveness doesn’t come easy, least of all for who is to blame.

For every choice, there are consequences.
Some good.
Some bad.
Some simply unforgivable.

One poor choice made me the target of a sociopath.
And once again, I’m reminded just how cruel life can be.
But….
I’ve come to learn after every storm, the sun shines again
And, someone taught me life is only worth living if you smile.
It took almost losing him for me to understand.
What would I change?
Everything, but him! 

Losing Hope is a standalone New Adult Contemporary Romance dealing with love, loss, grief and betrayal, but also ends with a HEA. If you love an emotional read that tugs at your heartstrings, with a few OMG moments, this book is for you! 

Always believe in hope and be willing to trust in things you may not understand. Have trust in your heart and never let a few bad memories rob you from having the life you deserve. Don’t fear love, be willing to love.

 

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3.75 Stars
Reviewed by Klaire on behalf of #KFF

Firstly, I need to mention how beautiful the cover for Losing Hope is; apt and befitting. A cover must catch the reader’s eye, entice them to look further and this works wonderfully. Heidi Lis is not an author I have read before, I had a quick look on site and realised she had other works already published. I’m happy to say after reading this book I would likely read more from her. Fluent writing style, conveying emotions well. Solid plot line, immersive and engaging; I didn’t skip anything and enjoyed, for the most part, what I read.

Chapter one is a doozy; throws you right in at the deep end. By the time the reader gets to chapter three well…. you’ll be swimming in tissues. This author has no hesitation pulling her punches right at the beginning. That’s what we want right? Something that drags us in, something that pulls those emotional heartstrings until they unravel. The first few chapters are intensely raw and in places starkly brutal, scenes that don’t leave the imagination so easily. However, after these first few chapters, I felt the emotive facet fell away rather quickly and the story never quite regained that same clout. The author takes her time teasing out details, which does work often, but unfortunately the hinting became annoying in some places and I really didn’t see the need for some of it. Hence a frustrated reader and not in a ‘can’t wait for the reveal’ kind of way either.

Onto the characters; Heidi wrote some good, well developed ones, for the most part likeable. My opinions shifted a few times the further I read but I think most readers will be the same. Hope was the tragic girl, life had beaten her down more than a few times and we have one very broken girl struggling to adapt to a life that is so far different from what it used to be. Having a good support system in her best friend Ireland, her father and brother, made her life bearable. I guess this is Hope’s struggle to live as normal a life as she possibly can. Her reactions to some things were overbearing and over the top in some aspects, let the solidity of her character down sometimes.

I wasn’t altogether swept away with the plot/subplot of Ian. I’m probably in the minority here so I shall explain. There’s no argument that when they met they were both low and vulnerable and that they absolutely needed each other. It was a turning point for both. Hope always said she felt ‘comfortable’ with Ian. It should have stayed that way. His actions afterwards were a little mean and honestly, should have been the end of whatever they shared. Don’t get me wrong, Ian was a tremendously lovable man battling his own demons, the reader can’t help the affection bestowed on his character. Yet I felt what he and Hope shared was ‘lacking’. After all, if you love someone so much how can you fall head over heels for another?

Damien (and not the ex) was a totally different kettle of fish and in stark contrast to Ian, Hope fell hard for this man. Again, we find out that he too has things from his past he would rather keep there. Unfortunately, it isn’t often his choice to do so as his past rears its ugly, ugly head in the form of Alli. Sparks flew between Damien and Hope from the offset, yet they couldn’t get over that hill. I was disappointed greatly with the turn of events concerning Damien, the outcome left a bad taste in my mouth. I think he was cheated, I think Hope was cheated, and I think Ian was cheated.

The ending felt lukewarm, there was no conviction in the decisions made. It wasn’t a gushing ending for me, again a tad let down. I’d like to see more of the characters in the book, I think you have an excellent base for a story on Hunter and Ireland and definitely Damien. I would go on to read them despite my reservations and observations of Losing Hope. I would have to rate this a 4 star read at a push, some of my comments are personal opinions but I can definitely see the appeal this read will have and how readers will enjoy it.

Kindle Friends Forever reviewer Klaire recommends this read – with plenty tissues.

 

Author Bio
Heidi grew up in the Midwest, but currently resides with her husband and four children in the Pacific Northwest. Heidi most enjoys spending time outdoors with her family. Between raising her children and obsessing over her favorite reads, she has let the storyteller within herself come to life. With the love and support of her family, she is following her dream while teaching her children how important it is to follow theirs. She prides herself in believing that anything is possible, the first step is believing in yourself. Heidi’s passionate and loving style in which she lives her life comes through in her writing. Her heart has led her down the genre path of a contemporary and suspense romance writer, but she has plans to extend her vision into other genres as well.
 
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Title: GOODBYE PARADISE

Author: Sarina Bowen

Series: Hello Goodbye #1

Release Date: 21st March, 2017 

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SYNOPSIS

Most people called it a cult. But for twenty years, Josh and Caleb called it home.

In Paradise, there is no television. No fast food. Just long hours of farm work and prayer on a dusty Wyoming ranch, and nights in a crowded bunkhouse. The boys of the Compound are kept far from the sinners’ world.

But Joshua doesn’t need temptation to sin. His whole life, he’s wanted his best friend, Caleb. By day they work side by side. Only when Josh closes his eyes at night can they be together the way he craves.

It can never be. And his survival depends on keeping his terrible desires secret.

Caleb has always protected Josh against the worst of the bullying at the Compound. But he has secrets of his own, and a plan to get away — until it all backfires.

Josh finds himself homeless in a world that doesn’t want him. Can Caleb find him in time? And will they find a place of safety, where he can admit to Josh how he really feels?

Warning: Contains a hot male/male romance, copious instances of taking the Lord’s name in vain, and love against the kitchen counter. This book was previously released under the title: In Front of God & Everyone.

 

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Reviewed by Rachel & Sharon Thérèse

It seems Sarina Bowen has been holding out on us! Why? Because this book was originally published under not only another name, but also under a different title. ‘Goodbye Paradise’ was once called ‘In Front of God and Everyone’ and we must say we are so pleased she has ‘come out’ and given us the pleasure of this story!  For us, this author’s work is one of the very few we buy on release day as she always delivers some outstanding and at times, very emotional stories. We didn’t read the blurb, the only thing we did know was it was m/m and had a religious background to it. Well, consider us  SOLD because it had all the signs of being a fantastic read!  

Just another day in paradise. That’s what they called this place where we lived and worked and prayed….

Both Josh and Caleb have lived under the strict control of the Elders in a polygamist colony for most of their lives. Caleb had more freedom due to the fact of who his father was which gave him more insight into the world outside the compound; however, Josh was treated appallingly. Unlike Caleb, Josh wasn’t allowed to leave and was made to work from day break to sunset doing hard labour on the farm. It seemed to us Caleb’s life was all mapped out before him because of his family name. But poor Josh was surplus to requirements. He was considered weak and the fact the order practised polygamy meant he was in real danger of being thrown away like yesterday’s rubbish!

The thing was, part of me always knew I’d be one of those boys who disappeared. I knew……

Josh and Caleb are the truest of best friends but to add more complication to an already repressed life, Josh starts feeling more than just friendship for Caleb.  As you can imagine, having these kinds of feelings for another man is considered a sin. Josh has literally had this ingrained into him all his life; therefore his feelings are understandable in such utter turmoil. He simply doesn’t know how to deal with these emotions. The only trusted person he’s had in his life is Caleb and he’s not willing to do anything to ruin this.

My sin was my own, and I couldn’t stand to see that ugliness tainting my friend.

Unfortunately, Josh and Caleb’s worst nightmare transpires when disaster strikes. Drastic measures are taken to ensure they’re not separated since both of them feel they have nothing to lose. They go ahead by taking a big step and start their new lives together. All they have with them is a contact name, a vague location and a few dollars.

Caleb and Josh broke our hearts but for very different reasons. Starting their new lives together, Caleb seemed a lot more confident and at times, quite the alpha male opposed to Josh who was shy and very unsure of his position in this new world.  We had to keep reminding ourselves that Caleb had had contact and experience with life outside the compound which came across in his more confident approach in certain situations.

“I’ve been dying, Josh. Wanting you. Wanting to tell you. I’m sorry if I scared you just now.”

“You didn’t. You never could.”

As you can imagine and expect, they experience many bumps in their journey to find themselves a content and happy life.  It was very trial and error which is a right passage for every young person trying to find their way in the world; that being said, their steps were at times like mountains as in the back of their minds, they had religious doctrine come back to haunt them.  This was also apparent in their approach to their new relationship status. Wow, the chemistry between these two was just off the scale! The sex scenes were beautifully and sensitively written which you expect from Sarina as she’s written this genre before. They were both hot and sweet which blended very well given the lack of experience they both had.

“….When I get to touch you, every awful day we’ve survived seems worth it.”

Overall, this was incredibly moving and at times, a heartbreakingly beautiful read. It’s a story about love, trust and finding where your heart and soul truly belong. We are huge fans of Sarina’s writing and this book did not disappoint. We would have loved a few more chapters of Caleb and Josh’s early days spent in the compound as we feel it would have given us a better insight into their struggles; nonetheless, this in no way affected our enjoyment of this fabulous read. Bravo, Sarina!

Meet Sarina

Sarina Bowen writes steamy, angsty Contemporary Romance and New Adult fiction from the wilds of Vermont.

The Ivy Years is her bestselling series. Centered around the hockey team at an elite Connecticut college, The Year We Fell Down began breaking hearts in March, 2014. There are three novels and a novella in the series so far. Click here for The Ivy Years  updates.

For lovers of angsty snowboarding heroes, Sarina also writes the Gravity series! Coming in From the Cold features a downhill ski racer and one of the most unique plot conflicts in contemporary romance today. Falling From the Sky is book #2, about a freestyle snowboarder who nearly loses his life in the halfpipe.

Sarina enjoys skiing, coffee products and a nice glass of wine. She lives with her family, eight chickens and more ski gear and hockey equipment than seems necessary.

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