May 24, 2022

Blog Tour: Then Came Love by Melissa Foster

Blazing heat, laugh-out-loud humor, and an abundance of swoon-worthy moments make this sexy new standalone romance by New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Melissa Foster unputdownable. No cheating, no cliffhangers, and guaranteed to leave you breathlessly in love with the fiercely loyal and wickedly naughty Bradens.

What happens when you find your soul mate but she belongs to someone else?

Months ago, famed wedding-gown designer Jax Braden met the woman of his dreams when a bride-to-be came in for a consultation. He’s tried to move on, but there is no forgetting beautiful, smart, and refreshingly real Jordan Lawler, or the loneliness she cleverly tries to hide. When Jordan hires him to design her wedding gown, Jax knows he’s in trouble, but he cannot walk away. As business meetings turn to late-night confessions, their connection deepens, igniting passion too strong to deny. They’re drawn into an inescapable and forbidden love. Loyalties are tested and hearts are frayed, but neither will cross that invisible line in the sand. Come along for the
sexy, emotional ride as Jax and Jordan face their toughest competitors yet—their hearts.


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This is the first Melissa Foster I've read and I may have opened up a can of worms. I absolutely loved Then Came Love. Could it be that I was totally charmed by Jax? Quite possibly, but you couldn't help but take a liking to Jordan. She's so sweet and you just can't help but feel for her. Jordan feels the sparks fly when she initially meets Jax Braden months before. Still in the thick of an engagement that feels like is on the rocks from the get-go, Jordan does what she feels she should be doing--getting over these ridiculous feelings and moving on with planning her wedding. But when Jax put his best foot forward and shows her how life and love really should feel like, things get a little messy. I loved their story, it was sweet, it was sexy and it cleverly tied in Jordan's long-lost sister and set up for another story from another one of the author's series. Might have to dive in a bit deeper here...




May 20, 2022

Blog Tour: Ever Wilde by HK Jacobs

Sometimes the end of the story is actually the beginning... 

Alex Wilde—ICU doctor, world traveler, adventurous heroine. And now wife to the love of her life and one of the wealthiest philanthropists in the world. Life is nothing like she ever pictured. It's even better. But even the happiest of fairy tales comes with a price. 

When a series of unexpected events threatens the framework of her new life with Ian, Alex retreats to her hometown of Cole's Church, Texas where she is caught up in a web of intrigue from her past.  A past that she willfully forgot. Even if the events of that summer put her entire future into motion.  Will returning to her roots give her the direction she needs to secure her future happiness with Ian or be the catalyst that tears them apart?


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As much as I loved the first two books in this trilogy, I truly loved this final book. Most people would probably expect this final book to be pages of Ian and Alex living up the honeymoon phase of their marriage. What I didn't expect was to be thrown into Alex's past. Jacobs really takes her character to another level with an extensive look into her past. We really see where she comes from, both literally and figuratively and how she gets to being a paediatric ICU doctor. This book is so well done that I'm actually not mad that Ian doesn't take a very central role in it (sorry, spoiler!). Not going to lie...I found many moments where I was most definitely Team Justin... Immensely fulfilling book, a great wrap up to a thoroughly enjoyable trilogy. 


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WILDE TYPE:
Dr. Alexandra Wilde is brilliant, driven, and wholly dedicated to her profession. Caring for critically ill children has taken her across the globe from Mongolia to Haiti to her current assignment in Gaborone, Botswana. Her life is full of excitement, tragedy, and personal sacrifice with little room for anything or anyone else. She has always welcomed any adventure…except for the one wearing the face of billionaire mining heir and international playboy, Ian Devall. He is arrogant, charming, and utterly disenchanted. However, when circumstances thrust him into her life, she is captivated by a glimpse of his deeper character and drawn into a blazing romance. An ensuing path of self-discovery leads her to reopen the wounds of her past, and she must choose between the life she always imagined…or one she never dreamed was possible.
 
BECOME WILDE:
Is this the beginning of our epic love story?Alexandra Wilde's life is beyond her wildest dreams. After a tumultuous year, she has returned to Botswana as a full-fledged pediatric ICU doctor and reignites a consuming romance with Ian Devall, the privileged philanthropist who has captured her heart. Her new position at the hospital is fraught with challenges as saving lives pushes her resourcefulness to the brink. Meanwhile, her connection with Ian deepens, and she realizes that forging a commitment with him will require a sacrifice she isn't ready to make. As she teeters on the precipice of decision, tragedy strikes and sends her into a spiral of grief where she must find hope in adversity...or risk losing everything she has become.



About the Author

 HK Jacobs is native to a small town in Texas that gave her both wings and roots. She holds a Doctor of Medicine from Baylor College of Medicine and a Master of Public Health from the University of Texas.  She is a board certified pediatric critical care physician whose passion is traveling the globe caring for seriously ill children in low-middle income countries.  She currently resides in Texas where she continues to balance the many roles in her life—mother, physician, humanitarian, dreamer, and author.

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May 3, 2022

Blog Tour: Reason to Believe by Rebecca Yarros

 

“I’ll take them!”
 

That’s what I tell the social worker when my pre-k student and his baby brother need an emergency foster placement. I’ll do anything to keep the brothers from being split up. But my apartment’s flooded and there’s only one house I can take them to on such short notice…his. 

Knox Daniels, my older brother’s best friend, offers his new place without hesitation. He’s not moving back to our tiny town until next month—that’s when all our hotshot firefighters are returning for their one and only chance to rebuild our fathers’ fallen, iconic crew.

 It doesn’t matter that I’ve been silently in love with Knox since we were kids. It can’t matter that we pretend that reckless prom night kiss never happened. It won’t matter that my feelings for him could destroy his lifelong friendship with my brother and threaten the certification of their hotshot crew. Because I’ll be out of his house long before he gets back.

 Except Knox just walked in…a month early. And the icing on this awkward cake? He’s gorgeous as always and I’m covered in baby puke. He takes one look at the boys and tells me we can make this work—

 We can temporarily fake a relationship to keep them from being separated by the system.
Suddenly, everything matters.


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For me, Reason to Believe was a long awaited, first full-length novel in the Legacy series. The little novellas Rebecca Yarros has been dropping here and there just have not done it for me! I can honestly say that this novel did anything but disappoint. Knox and Harper's story was not at all what I expected it to be. This is definitely not your typical dance around between two individuals, attracted to each other but separated by loyalties to a third-party brother/best friend. Knox has always been in love with Harper and his many years away has not changed that. In fact, moving back home to where his heart had stayed put only puts him back in a direct path with Harper. Brought together and bound by the tragic loss of their fathers, Harper and Knox only find themselves more entertwined as life throws yet another curveball their way. The pair rise up to the challenge, putting their hearts on the line and letting their love for two little boys go ahead of any agenda they may have had for themselves. I think their selflessness adds to the immense amount of emotions in this book. 

There is so much history right off the bat that your emotions are high right from the start of the story. If you want all the feels, you will not be disappointed. The feelings are all over the place. From the gut wrenching ultimatums to the rollercoaster ride of emotions while the pair navigate the foster system, Reason to Believe takes you for the wildest ride. If this is the start of the Legacy series, we're in for an intense ride.



About the Author

Rebecca Yarros is the Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of over fifteen novels, including Great and Precious Things and The Last Letter. “A gifted storyteller” (Kirkus), she is also the recipient of the Colorado Romance Writer’s Award of Excellence for Eyes Turned Skyward from her Flight and Glory series.
 
Rebecca loves military heroes and has been blissfully married to hers for almost twenty years. She’s the mother of six children, ranging from kindergarten to law school, and is currently surviving the teenage years with three of her four hockey-playing sons. When she’s not writing, you can find her at the hockey rink or sneaking in some guitar time while guzzling coffee. She and her family live in Colorado with their stubborn English bulldogs, two feisty chinchillas, and a Maine Coon kitten named Artemis, who rules them all.
 
Having fostered then adopted their youngest daughter who is nonverbal and on the autism spectrum, Rebecca is passionate about helping children in the foster system through her nonprofit, One October, which she co-founded with her husband in 2019. To learn more about their mission to better the lives of kids in foster care, visit www.oneoctober.org.
 
To catch up on Rebecca’s latest releases and upcoming novels, including The Things We Leave Unfinished, which just received a starred review from Publishers Weekly, visit www.RebeccaYarros.com.


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February 21, 2022

Blog Tour: Decode My Desires by Charmaine Louise Shelton

Welcome to the titillating world of the multibillion-dollar global companies and the love affairs of the families that control them. 

Harris
Who’s the sucker now? Me, that’s who. The One really took me—not to mention my family—for a ride. I never should have given up my playboy card. Well, it’s back in hand, and I have to make up for lost time.

Kat
What’s that saying about best laid plans? Yeah, tell me about it. Hopefully my new goal to figure out Harris and what I feel for him works out better...

Can Kat redeem herself, or has she lost the opportunity for The One?

Travel with this playful pair as Kat makes her moves on Harris from sky-high penthouses on Fifth Avenue and the Sunset Strip to a private villa beside a lush Hawaiian lagoon and more in their sizzling, second chance billionaire romance.

Their love story is a standalone romance trilogy in the series. Get a glimpse of their dynamism in other books.




 Catching Up with the Series:




The second book in this series picks up right where the first left off. Kat is on the brink of being able to complete her life's mission to take down the family that left hers in despair. But, of course, what she didn't expect was to fall for one of the last playboys of the Steele-Jackson clans. In this continuation of Kat and Harris' story, we see the struggle and fallout of Kat's decisions up until now. I can't say I like Kat much more than I did in the first book but it was still an enjoyable read. The level of steaminess from the Steele-Jackson books is very much so present in this instalment so you won't be disappointed. The ending to this book, in true style of this author, leaves you wide-eyed, wondering "omg...but what happens!?!?"--can't wait for this saga to wrap up!




About the Author

  Charmaine Louise Shelton the Founder, CEO & Author of CharmaineLouise New York, Inc. loves all things classic, elegant, feminine, and of course with an erotic edge! Favorite outfit of choice is a cashmere cardigan, leather pencil skirt, and seamed silk stockings with stiletto heels. Sexy Fantasy Type: sub with a dash of Voyeur. When not writing and designing, Charmaine Louise travels and spends time with her Maltese buddies, ZIGGY and Jynger. She loves to hear from her readers info@charmainelouisebooks.com!

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