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Monday, September 25, 2017

ARC Review: Rock Me by Carly Phillips

Carly Phillips is one of the first romance authors that I ever read, and years later I am still loving her books! I don't even read the blurbs anymore because I know I will enjoy the story. This cover though absolutely blew me away and I couldn't wait to get my hands on this story. It was fun and sexy and a great quick romance. I think readers are going to love this one! 

Ben Hollander and Summer Michelle once met on the set of a reality show when she was trying to become the next big pop star and he was working security. They couldn't stay away from each other and it ended up breaking both their hearts when production found out and fired Ben for breaking the rules. He always thought that she was the one that told them and she always wondered why he wouldn't take her calls after it all went down, leading her to believe he felt less for her than she did. But now just as her career is about to take off, some starts targeting Summer and when a bodyguard is hired for her both Ben and Summer are shocked to find themselves face to face once again. The first time they were together they were both hurt, but can they possibly have a second chance to make things right and see just what they could have together?

I liked these two. They were sweet and sexy, and I loved that they had history together. They really felt as thought they complimented one another, with each one understanding and supporting the other. They had great chemistry and you could feel the attraction between them. I liked them a lot and loved seeing them get to know one another all over again. 

Overall, this was a great quick read that had everything I have come to love and expect from Carly Phillips. While this wasn't my favorite books of hers, I enjoyed every bit of it and I am looking forward to reading more in this series. I love the way she set up the next book, and I can't wait to get to know Austin better. This is one that I liked from start to finish, and I recommend if you are a contemporary fan looking for something sexy and sweet.

**ARC Provided by Social Butterfly PR**

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Feature and Giveaway: Fool Me Once by Catherine Bybee

Cynical divorce attorney Lori Cumberland lives by one motto: Love is grand, but divorce is a hundred grand. With one failed marriage under her own personal belt, Lori had fallen hard and early—and it isn’t something she plans on repeating. She’s content focusing on the temporary marriages of her rich and famous clients. When she joins some of her recent divorcĂ©es on a celebratory cruise, her only vow is fun, sun, and new friends. But Lori finds herself tempted by a jury of one.

For Reed Barlow, falling into the world of private investigation was easy. He knows the law and knows how to avoid breaking it—all while doing his job. His rule to live by? No emotion, no involvement…until Lori. His charming smile and cocky attitude distracts Lori and lowers her guard, which is exactly what Reed desires.

But what appears as a one-time-only flirtation may be a plot orchestrated by Reed. As he’s taking his investigation to a dangerous level, it’s Lori who could end up in jeopardy. Reed has only one shot for Lori to grant him a second chance. But if he comes clean with her, he blows his cover. And that just might cost him the opportunity for an alliance of family…and of love.

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Sunday, September 24, 2017

ARC Review: Temporary by Sarina Bowen and Sarah Mayberry

I am a huge fan of Sarina Bowen, both on her own and her co-written books with Elle Kennedy. That being said, I have never read anything by Sarah Mayberry, so I was excited to see what her and Sarina's style would be like together with Temporary. While I liked this book, I didn't love it and I ended up feeling as though it lacked the spark that I am used to with anything having Sarina Bowen's name attached to it. 

Grace works hard to support her sister since their mother is unable to, so when she lands a job helping to inventory an estate of a man from a rich and powerful family. What she never expects though is the attraction and connection she feels for Callan Walker, the man's nephew who wants her help in keeping his mother far away from everything to do with his uncle's estate. She knows that once everything is settled though that he will be back on his way home to Australia, and with her sister to think about, can she really afford the risk for something temporary? 

I liked both Callan and Grace. I didn't really feel connected to them though. Things just felt surface deep here and I wasn't really invested in their story or relationship. They were attracted to one another and their connection seemed genuine, but there just wasn't anything that stood out as special to me and I pretty much forgot about them as soon as I set this one down. 

Overall, this was a good quick read but in the end it was just okay for me. Things were definitely set up here for Callan's sister to get her own story, and I would be interested to read it and get to know her better. While I wasn't her biggest fan, she seemed to be on the right track at the end of this book. I just wish that I had been able to connect more with the characters here and that it hadn't felt like something was missing. While I do think that it was just okay, I think if you are looking for something quick and light to read you might give this one a shot. It was still good, just not great like I have come to expect from Sarina Bowen. I am hoping that if these two authors continue to write together that they will find their groove.

**ARC Provided by Bocci PR**

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Feature and Giveaway: The Last Outlaw by Rosanne Bittner

True Love Never Dies

Times have changed, and the old Wild West is a thing of the past. Nestled in his beautiful Colorado ranch, surrounded by family, infamous former outlaw Jake Harkner’s hung up his guns for good and finally found a measure of peace—but dark memories haunt the woman who has always been his strength, and not even Jake is certain he can save his beloved Miranda this time.

All he can do is swear to remain by her side. But it takes more than a hope for peace to outrun a past defined by violence, and it isn’t long before Jake is embroiled in a rescue mission he simply can’t refuse. Life has brought him back full circle as he rides into Mexico to save a young girl from a dreadful fate…leaving Miranda behind one final time, fearing that the man she loves more than anything is destined to die the way he’s always lived—by the gun.

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Saturday, September 23, 2017

Weekly Winners

Below is a list of all of the winners from last week.

Fireborn by Keri Arthur

Chasing Red by Isabelle Ronin

Dirty Boxing by Tara Wyatt & Harper St. George

**Monthly Newsletter Giveaway Winners**

Simone Elkeles Tote Bag + Swag

Notebook + Swag

Mystery Box of Books

All winners have been notified via email and are posted on the Rafflecopter form from that giveaway post. Thank you to everyone that stopped by and entered. =)