Thursday, July 19, 2018

Surrender by Amy Daws

Book Description

One night of complete surrender is all it takes. 

Gareth Harris is Manchester United’s reclusive star defender. He has control over all aspects of his life. But a lifetime of supporting his siblings and filling in for an emotionally absent father has taken its toll.

Sloan Montgomery is a clothing stylist whose world was turned upside down when she found herself pregnant and moving to Manchester with a man who was never supposed to be her forever. Now recently divorced and struggling with shared custody of her daughter, control is a fleeting concept for this American living in England.

Both Gareth and Sloan are in need of a release.

A moment in time where they can forget about their pasts and family pressures...and just...


No one could predict what happens when both of their defenses are down.

Surrender is part one of The Final Harris Brother Duet and concludes with Dominate. The Final Harris Brother Duet reads great as a duo, but to maximize enjoyment, check out the first three brothers’ books in Challenge, Endurance, and Keeper.  

The Final Harris Brother Duet
Surrender (Book 1)
Dominate (Book 2) *Available Aug. 2, 2018

This is my first Amy Daws book.  Obviously that means that I haven't read any of the other Harris Family books.  That being said, I don't feel that it is a necessity in order to follow Gareth and Sloan's story.  Surrender is part one of a duet (with Dominate coming out Aug. 2, so you won't have a long wait).  If cliffhangers aren't your cup of tea, then you'll only have to wait a couple weeks to pick put both books.  

I don't want to give to much of the story line away.  These are interesting and complex characters that I feel deserve to tell their own story (without me meddling).  In fact, Gareth and Sloan are probably my favorite characters I've read in a while.  I've enjoyed reading other books and their characters, but Gareth and Sloan stood out to me and I will definitely remember them when they are done.

I can't wait to read the conclusion of their story in Dominate and thankfully we don't have to long to wait!! 

Rating: 4.5 out of 5

**An ARC was provided by Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for a honest review.**

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Sneak Peak: The Naked Truth by Vi Keeland

Book Description:

From #1 New York Times Bestseller Vi Keeland, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.

It was just a typical Monday.

Until the big boss asked me to make the pitch for a prospective new client.

After two years on shaky ground at work because of my screw up, an opportunity to impress the senior partners was just what I needed. 

Or so I thought…

Until I walked into the conference room and collided with the man I was supposed to pitch.

My coffee spilled, my files tumbled to the ground, and I almost lost my balance.

And that was the good part of my day.

Because the gorgeous man crouched down and looking at me like he wanted to eat me alive, was none other than my ex, Gray Westbrook.

A man who I’d only just begun to move on from.

A man who my heart despised—yet my body obviously still had other ideas about.

A man who was as charismatic and confident as he was sexy.

Somehow, I managed to make it through my presentation ignoring his intense stare. 

Although it was impossible to ignore all the dirty things he whispered into my ear right after I was done.

But there was no way I was giving him another chance, especially now that he was a client
…was there?

Available: July 23, 2018

Sneak Peak:

“May I get you something to drink while you wait for the rest of your party?” the waiter asked.

I would normally wait to see what the client did and follow his lead on alcohol. But tonight was not the norm.

I rubbed at my stiff neck. “I’ll take a vodka cranberry, please.”

I hoped it would help calm my nerves and release some of the tension in my jaw before I gave myself a full-blown headache. Taking out my phone, I started to scroll through emails to distract myself while waiting for my drink and dinner companion.

My head whipped up at the sound of Gray’s voice behind me. “Sorry I’m late.”

My heart unexpectedly fluttered, and I fought against the feeling of excitement. “Are you really? Because I get the sense you don’t have any manners after the way you interrupted me a million times today.”

He completely ignored my attitude as he took the seat across from me. “Traffic is a bitch getting downtown at this time. Next time we’ll have dinner at my place.”

“There won’t be a next time.”

Gray’s mouth curved into a smug smile as he snagged my gaze. “Sure there will. There’ll be plenty of next times. And eventually you’ll stop pretending you don’t enjoy my company.”

I hated that my body reacted to him. Right from the very start, we’d had a crazy chemistry between us that was difficult to dull.

I sighed. “What are you doing, Gray? Why did you come to my firm?”

He lifted the cloth napkin in front of him and laid it across his lap. “Isn’t that obvious? I need new legal representation.”

“At my firm? And you’d prefer that representation come from an associate instead of my boss’s boss—the head of our securities division? Or even from Pittman, who would gladly hold your hand and provide you whatever legal advice you need from his fifty-plus years of experience?”

“Loyalty is important to me. I want someone I can trust with my business.”

“And you’ve decided that’s me? An associate with five years experience who just got off probation with the Bar Association for violating attorney-client privilege?”

The waiter arrived with my drink. “Here you go, ma’am.” He turned to Gray. “May I get you something to drink? Or would you like to wait until the last of your party joins you this evening?”

“It’s just the two of us. I’ll have a Macallan, neat, please.”

“Coming right up.” The waiter walked around to the other side of the table and started to remove the third place setting.

I put my hand out, stopping him. “We actually do have another party coming, so you can leave that.”

“Very well.” He nodded.

Gray waited until the waiter was out of earshot. “I didn’t invite anyone else to dinner.”

I sipped my drink and offered a saccharine-sweet fake smile. “I did. Figured an important client like you should have more than one attorney to answer his questions.”

Just as I set down my glass, I saw the other man I was waiting for enter the restaurant. He scanned the room, looking for me, so I held up my hand and waved.

“Perfect timing. There’s Oliver now.”

Gray glanced at the man heading toward us and back to me. Instead of being pissed off, the jerk was amused. “That’s cute. You invited a chaperone because you don’t trust yourself with me.”

Friday, July 13, 2018

Cover Reveal: Bring Me Back Here by A.M. Guilliams

Book Description

Four years ago, I left my heart behind in Colorado, the place I thought I’d always call my home. 
My arms ached to hug my parents and siblings. 
My mind bled with the possibilities that I’d left behind. 
My heart hurt with the reason I had to leave in the first place. 

Who knew coming back home would be so hard?

I did. 

Which is why I hadn’t returned until my mother insisted on throwing me a graduation party. 
The memories were too much to bear. 
The heartache still weighed heavy on my heart. 
One man caused my life to tilt on its axis and never to regain its footing. 
Now that I was home, I had one more tough choice to make. 
If only he would allow me that opportunity. 
If only he knew how to leave well enough alone. 
If only he didn’t insist on finding a way to bring me back here. 
If only…

Available: August 15, 2018

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Cover Reveal: The Gathering by L.A. Fiore

Book Description

Words like unnatural and impure started the whispers.

From the very beginning, Ivy Blackwood was different. She was only a child when she was accused of setting the fire, one she passively watched engulf the small house she had called home. Her fingertips burned and her hair singed. Some who watched her crossed themselves, convinced she was soulless for she showed no emotion at all. Calm and dispassionate, even when the screaming started that quickly turned to bellows of agony before dying into nothing but the roaring of the fire.

She was locked away where she couldn’t bring harm to herself or others. To all involved, they had protected the world from a monster, but sometimes things are not what they seem.

Available: September 14, 2018

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Catching Callie by Claire Woods

Book Description

The Press labeled me campuses “DIRTY PLAYER.”
The scandal I'm caught in just made the national news, ESPN, & Sports Illustrated.

Forced to hide out in a small beach town until I can clear my name, the last thing I expected was to run into her. 


First, she stole my breath, then my heart. But she wants nothing to do with me. 

Even my killer smile, panty-melting grin, and cut abs aren't reeling her in.

She ran.


I have six weeks to find my mystery girl, get my reputation back, and prove to her I’m not a dirty player: I’m her prince. The football field is the domain I where I rule, but her heart is the next thing I’m going to capture.

Something tells me Catching Callie is going to be the biggest win of all.


This is a standalone new adult romance. No cliffhanger, No cheating, HEA. 

Available: July 12, 2018

How do you rate a book you didn't/couldn't finish?!  Something with this story/characters just didn't work for me.  I can't even put my finger on why.  I just couldn't get into it.  Or I didn't care too.  

So, how do you rate a book you didn't finish?!

Rating: DNF

**An ARC was provided by Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for a honest review.**

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Cover Reveal: Richer Than Sin by Meghan March

Book Description

From New York Times bestselling author Meghan March comes a brand new saga of forbidden love and second chances.

A Riscoff and a Gable can never live happily ever after. Our family feud is the stuff of legends.

Ten years ago, Whitney Gable caught me off guard with her long legs and grab-you-by-the-balls blue eyes.

I didn’t know or care what her name was.

Like any Riscoff worth the family name, I went after what I wanted. We burned like a flash fire until she married another man.

She hates me, and she should.

I objected on her wedding day.

Now she’s home, with those same long legs and man-eater stare, but there’s no ring on her finger.

They say a Riscoff and a Gable can never live happily ever after . . . but I’m not done with Whitney Gable.

I’ll never be done with her.

Available: August 14, 2018

Sin Trilogy 
Richer Than Sin (Book 1) *August 14, 2018
Guilty as Sin (Book 2) *September 18, 2018
Revealing in Sin (Book 3) *October 23, 2018

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Bad Behavior by Vivian Wood

Book Description

From Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller Vivian Wood

Cynic. F*ck up. Outsider. 
That’s Jameson in a nutshell - not to mention drool-worthy, dreamy, and perfect fantasy object.

He’s also my older brother’s best friend and business partner.

I’ve had a thing for Jameson ever since I was old enough to have dirty dreams. My brother has made it crystal clear that if he catches rough, wrong-side-of-the-tracks Jameson even looking at me, someone will get hurt.

That doesn’t deter me, though. I want Jameson to be my first.

And that’s why my brother can never find out what happened.

Because Jameson kissed me.

No -- not kissed -- he shoved me up against a wall, possessed me, and took my breath away. Then he promptly passed out in my bed, wasted.

Now I know that Jameson wants me. I may be off limits because of my brother, but that kiss is branded in my mind.

I need another taste of Jameson.

I crave his brutal touch. Pinned against the wall, gasping at the feel of his body pressed against mine, crying out in pleasure and pain while he gives me everything I’ve dreamed about.

As long as my brother doesn’t catch on, Jameson might just give me exactly what I want… and a whole hell of a lot more.

This 50,000-word book is part one of Emma and Jameson’s story. It's extremely sexy, and it ends with a cliffhanger... you'll be burning to know what happens next!

Bad Behavior Duet
Bad Beginnings (Prequel)
Bad Behavior (Book 1)
Bad Reputation (Book 2) *Available late August 2018

Available: July 10, 2018

Jameson and Asher have been best friends since they were young.  And complete opposites.  Asher and his younger sister, Emma, grew up with affluent parents.  While Jameson grew up with drug-addicted parents and raising his two younger brothers.  Asher was always there for Jameson and helped in anyway he could.  There was just one thing Asher always expected:  his little sister is off limits.

There is just one problem with that...

Emma has been in love with Jameson since she understood what it meant.  And she is determined to get Jameson attention.  And she sure does get it.  Jameson struggles with loyalty and friendship clashing with his growing feelings of desire and something deeper for his best friends little sister.

Ohhhhh.... cliffhanger!! UGHH!! Luckily we don't have to wait to long before we get the conclusion of Jameson and Emma's story.  Bad Reputation is expected to be released in late August.

Rating: 4 out of 5

**An ARC was provided by Give Me Books Promotions in exchange for a honest review.**

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