Jun 24

Flashback Friday – Chase Brothers Series by Lauren Dane

Ten years after the first book was published, I still found the Chase Brothers series to be every bit as enjoyable and sexy as the first few times I read it. ~ Slick, Guilty Pleasures 

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I originally planned on reviewing Giving Chase for this Flashback Friday review but once I was back in Petal, Georgia and in the bosom of the Chase family I binge re-read the whole series again. Honestly, I couldn’t just read one! Ten years after the first book was published, I still found this series to be every bit as enjoyable and sexy as the first few times I read it. I will note however that author Lauren Dane has really grown in her writing (even from the first book to the last), but I still love the Chase family and this series immensely and I hold out hope that maybe one day she’ll to a prequel and write Polly and Edward’s story because I have a feeling that would be a very entertaining story! **This series is what I would call spicy romance, there is sex but this not an erotic series.***

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This book was interesting in that the heroine dated one brother at the beginning of this book and ended up falling in love and marrying his younger brother. History teacher Maggie Wright after dating several not right for her men including Sheriff Shane Chase (aka dumbass) agrees to date Kyle Chase, owner of a very successful landscape business. I liked that Kyle was interested in Maggie all along, but after his brother made some crucial mistakes, he didn’t swoop right in; he let Maggie get past it and then approached her carefully. Maggie had some real self esteem issues due to a horrible mother and sister (and honestly these two characters were a bit over the top), but her best friends Liv and Dee have always been by her side and Kyle was enamored from day one. I liked these two together and they complimented each other well. Maggie had to deal with Kyle’s exes making problems and Kyle had to deal with Maggie’s crappy family and a man she dated that just wouldn’t go away but through it all they fell in love and Maggie was welcomed into the Chase family with open arms making Kyle’s parents Polly and Edward very happy.

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Jun 24

Vlog, Giveaways & Review – Heartbreakers and Heroes by Virginia Nelson, Jennie Marts, Carmen Falcone, Veronica Forand, Codi Gary, Christine Glove, T.J. Kline, Heather Long, Jodi Linton

Stories of loss, love and twelve boys who grew up to be great men all because a hero taught and showed them the rules of life. All three reviewers agree this is one fantastic anthology! ~ Slick, Guilty Pleasures

**Right now this boxed set is on sale for 99 cents and we are giving away 20 copies courtesy of the blog and author Virginia Nelson. Copies will be given out to commenters on the blog, on our Facebook page, on Instagram and Twitter. Please use #heartbreakersandheroes when you post on Instagram or Twitter so we can find your post and enter you to win.
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Get your hands on TWELVE sexy HEARTBREAKERS AND HEROES, a brotherhood bound by their troubled youth. A tragedy reminds them of the mentor who taught them all the rules to become a man. But some of them haven’t been following the rules…

These TWELVE new novellas from USA Today bestsellers and your favorite contemporary authors are sure get your pulse racing and heart pounding.

HIDING WITH THE HEARTBREAKER by USA Today bestseller by Virginia Nelson
Rule: Protect the innocent.
Making people laugh for a living is easy, but when a beautiful stranger needs Aloysius Sutton’s help, he has to find a way to become Jude’s hero.

HOW TO UNBREAK A HEART by USA Today bestseller Jennie Marts
Rule: If you love her, don’t let her go.
Solitary cowboy, Trip Turner finally has a chance to correct the mistakes he made when he let the woman he loved walk out of his life twelve years ago. But now that Bre Wilson is back, will he be able to unbreak her heart?

SECOND CHANCE HERO by Michelle Major
Rule: A real man doesn’t build himself up by tearing someone else down.
Travis Jackson might not be the white knight Hailey Moore needs, but he’ll risk his future to win her heart.

HOMETOWN HEARTBREAKER by Heather Long
Rule: A real man always puts his best foot forward.
Zeke always planned to steal her heart, but she left him on base. It’s the bottom of the ninth, and Charity is up to bat. Can she tell her two-all stars the truth or will a foul end her best chance?

HERO IN DISGUISE by Sharla Lovelace
Rule: A real man doesn’t buy respect, he earns it.
Billionaire playboy Jake Jericho thinks he has it all, until one phone call reminds him otherwise. Can one week in disguise reform this trust fund playboy, or will his deception destroy the only real love he’s ever known?

HER HEARTBREAKER BOSS by Carmen Falcone
Rule: Never leave your woman unsatisfied.
Can Stefano and Roxie resist the heat flaring between them or will working together force them to face their rocky past and give them the happily ever after they deserve?

HOW TO BE A HEARTBREAKER by Codi Gary
Rule: A real man never kisses and tells.
When an A list actor returns to his hometown, old wounds and fresh gossip emerge… along with a second chance at love, if he’s brave enough to stick around.

REFORMING THE HEARTBREAKER by Christine Glover
Rule: A real man never breaks a woman’s heart.
Can Olympic mountain bike champion Ryder Bennett and his public relations rep Addison Carrington keep things professional between them this time around, or will they risk a sexy scandal for a chance at love?

HER UNWANTED HERO by Veronica Forand
Rule: A real man always helps someone in need… he may be the only one who does.
A disenchanted police officer must choose between keeping a woman’s affection or keeping her alive.

ONCE A HEARTBREAKER by T.J. Kline
Rule: A real man never lies, especially to a woman.
Ty Preston ran out on the woman he loved twelve years ago, but now he’s back to prove he’s a changed man. However, Rayne can’t risk getting her heart broken by the cowboy again.

MAKE MINE A HEARTBREAKER by Jodi Linton
Rule: A real man never falls for his friend’s sister… ever.
She’s about to change this playboy’s rule book.

TUTORING THE HEARTBREAKER TO LOVE by Hayson Manning
Rule: A real man never touches the hired help.
Can Savannah teach serial heartbreaker Walker to be domesticated in ten days and convince them that maybe they can have a shot at a ‘them’ or can Walker convince Savannah there can be a ‘them’ on his terms only?

Review copy provided for an honest review.

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Jun 23

Review, GIVEAWAY & Guest Post – Tempting Mr. Wrong (Wrong Man #2) by Kerri Carpenter

This sweet romance will show that something great can come from a tragedy and that someone is always in control….. ~ Rosalie, Guilty Pleasures 

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A little temptation never hurt anyone…

Lance Townsend craves freedom after years living a structured existence in the Army. But just as he’s about to start on his bucket list, Lance receives an unexpected request: check in on his goddaughter. The problem? The adorable little girl’s aunt is the one woman he’s never been able to forget.

Carly Quigley can’t believe her brother’s best friend, the man who jilted her years ago, is at her door. He claims her brother asked him to check in on her niece and their fixer-upper, but all either of them can focus on is their undeniable attraction. Carly knows Lance is counting down the hours to leave, which makes him the wrong man for her. Unfortunately, the wrong man has become oh-so-tempting.

Review copy provided for an honest review

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Jun 23

ARC Review – An Unhuman Journey (Only Human #2) by Candace Blevins

Candace Blevins brings paranormal to a new level with An Unhuman Journey. Kirsten’s story is intriguing and imaginative. It’s fun, sexy and mysterious. ~ Kitty, Guilty Pleasures 

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There’s a war brewing between good and evil, and the chess pieces are being set…

Aaron has gone missing, and Mordecai has taken over Kirsten’s training. She’s learning by leaps and bounds under the god-of-old’s not-so-gentle tutelage, but with Nathan in charge of Drake Security during The Dragon King’s unplanned absence, everything is upside down.

The evil Celrau vampires were banned from creating new offspring, but they’ve bargained for permission to do so in the Underworld, where the Concilio has no authority. As part of their army-building, the Celrau vampires kidnap Kirsten and take her to the Underworld with the intention of making her one of them. Alone in another realm, Kirsten must form unexpected alliances to survive a most Unhuman Journey .

Join bestselling author Candace Blevins on a thrilling adventure into the critically acclaimed sequel to Only Human .

Review copy provided for an honest review

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Jun 23

ARC Review – A Midsummer Night’s Fling (Much Ado About Love, #1) by Eliza Walker

A Midsummer’s Night Fling was a good start for new author Eliza Walker and she shows promise of great things to come. ~ Slick, Guilty Pleasures 

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The show must go on, but the price of admission could be her heart.

Sick of her vagabond life in a Broadway touring company, Nicola is ready to settle down. She wants nothing more than to park her suitcase in California, put out feelers for local auditions, and leave her past firmly behind her.

Too bad her past comes knocking on her door her first day home. All six-foot-three, beautiful man of her past named Max. Stupid Max. The mistake Nicola just can’t seem to stop making.

Even before Nicola—fiery, quick-witted, beautiful Nicola—slams the door in his face, Max is in trouble. She will always be the one who got away. Three times. Which makes convincing her to play Titania to his Oberon a bit…awkward.

Though she has zero desire to re-re-rekindle an old flame, Nicola can’t turn down the chance Max is offering: a lead role with the West Coast’s premiere Shakespeare company. But when their first rehearsal kiss disintegrates into a passionate liplock, she’s questioning her sanity and tempted to jump ship—before Max can break her heart again.

Now it’s up to Max to convince her that the torch he’s been carrying is actually an eternal flame.

Review copy provided for an honest review

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Jun 22

ARC Review – Blood & Rust (Lock & Key #4) by Cat Porter

As with all Ms. Porter’s books, the plot unfolds perfectly, the past and present mesh seamlessly to form a compelling story that stays with me long after the last page. ~ Java Girl, Guilty Pleasures 

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The bad boy.
The fuck up.
The thief.

That was me.
Once a king,
Now a wanderer.

I’d thrown the best parts of me away, over and over again.
I was reckless.
Still am.
I’d been exiled.
Twice.
I did my time.
I’ve cleaned up.
Well, sort of.
I got plans.
Yeah, good ones.

Then I ran into her.

A bolt of lightning
Startling
Unsettling
Breathtaking
Out of reach.

The woman I once scorned years ago
is now the woman I can’t live without.
I need what I didn’t think I’d ever need again.
I want and want and want.

Torture.

She’s the epicenter of the war I’ve triggered,
of the battle in my rusted heart.
I may be as reckless as I ever was,
but I’m determined as fuck.

To hell with it.

I want it all.

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Review copy provided for an honest review

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