April 27, 2016

You Can't Catch Me by Cassie Mae

My body suuuucks. After lounging around on my butt all summer (okay, so maybe that was my bad), this body decided to become something completely foreign. So now I’m trying to make the track team and I feel like I’m a baby learning to walk again. 

A couple pounds wouldn’t have been so bad. Work those off, run like a mad woman, no problem, yeah? But no. I’ve also developed a couple of things that I definitely didn’t have before. And now my guy friends are all sitting in a pool of drool as they not-so-subtly stare at my chest. 

Combine all that drama with the fact that the new track coach is getting major flack for being a little chunky, and all I’m trying to do is convince the team that I’m not running slower because of her coaching style. 

Oh, and did I mention that I’m totally falling face-first in “like” with some guy I met in a cemetery? And no one understands it just because he’s also a little chunky. But he’s also adorable and wonderfully weird and I don’t care what they say, his look sure does it for me. 

But… I don’t know… how can I be in “like” with someone, when I have no clue how to like myself anymore?

You Can't Catch Me is available for purchase now on Amazon

There's something to be said about books that really speak to you. They don't come often but when they come, they hit you like a a tonne of bricks. You Can't Catch Me was that book for me. I don't know what it was but it just got to me. Cassie teaches a lesson about something I think just about every teen goes through and she does it so well. Through Ginger and Oliver, she voices a beautiful story through a heck of a lot of humour. In true Cassie style, this book is not short of any laughs. The awkwardness of Oliver and the insecurities of Ginger give the characters a sense of depth and realism. The two of them mesh and balance each other in the cute, high school sweetheart sort of way. They meet in a graveyard, converse using Post-Its and embrace each other's quirkiness. The story itself is super sweet, hilarious and well written. It's been awhile since I've come across a book that is meant to be passed on to all your friends, daughters, granddaughters, etc. but You Can't Catch Me is definitely one of those books.

April 22, 2016

Blog Tour: Off the Hook by Laura Drewry

Welcome to The Buoys, a West Coast haven where love comes in with the tide. Perfect for readers of Jill Shalvis and Susan Mallery, the Fishing for Trouble series features three unforgettable brothers—each of whom is a great catch.

Major league pitcher Liam O’Donnell knows his best days are probably behind him, but that doesn’t mean he’s ready to retire and become a fishing guide. Still, after all the time he’s spent chasing his dreams, he owes it to his brothers to pull his weight around the lodge. The Buoys is their father’s legacy, and they can’t let some developer take it from them. The one snag Liam isn’t counting on is a blast from the past: his ex-wife.

 The moment Kate Hadley steps out of the seaplane, she knows this assignment is going to be trickier than she thought. She has to persuade the owners to sell—and one of them is Liam O’Donnell. Ten years ago, she made the biggest mistake of her life when she married Liam during a fling in Vegas. Now he’s her only lifeline in the middle of nowhere. Kate’s trying to keep things cool, but Liam just reminds her of the scorching few nights they spent together—and tempts her to make new memories that are just as steamy as the old.

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They were almost to her cabin when she shocked the hell out of him by slipping her hand under his arm and nudging his shoulder with hers.

“You’re still a hotshot pitcher, you know. Don’t talk about that in the past tense.”

Liam blinked hard, then leaned in and pressed a slow kiss against her cheek. Half an inch, that’s how close he was to those soft, warm lips he remembered all too well, but no matter how much he ached to taste them again, he forced himself to pull back and smile down at her.

Besides his agent—who didn’t count, because Liam paid him to say it—Kate was the first and only one to even suggest he might have something left, and if she’d said it any other time or any other way, he might not have believed she was sincere.

But looking at her now, with her foot up on the porch, ready to go inside, there wasn’t the slightest trace of doubt in her eyes, just those damn bits of amber flickering like little beacons.

“I, uh . . .” Blowing out a hard breath, Liam shoved both hands through his hair, locked his fingers together, and took a step back. “I better go. It’d really screw things up here if we woke up married tomorrow.”

“Right. Good thinking,” she said, her mouth curling into a slow, knowing smile. “’Cause I promise you this, I won’t be nearly as nice the next time you divorce me.”

Liam and Kate were married for a brief moment in time a decade ago. They never thought they'd ever see each other again but then they do. Kate's job sends her to help get a remote fishing retreat back into visitor-friendly shape so her boss can take buy them out. When she gets there Kate finds out that her ex-husband is one of the owners she's going to be working alongside. Awkward. For Kate, she's determined not to fail. She's worked her way from nothing all the way up to where she is now, living comfortably and in position to further her career. She won't let her ex-husband's sudden reappearance in her life ruin anything. For Liam, his head hurts. His career as a major-league pitcher is on the rocks and he's got a mess of a fishing retreat to deal with. On top of all his problems, his ex-wife shows up. So now he has to deal with the feelings he had for her that he'd merely pushed aside ten years ago. There's a classic push and pull going on between Kate and Liam throughout the story. But with the time they're forced to spend together, they grow together and learn about each other in ways that Vegas didn't allow. This was a heartwarming story that really tugs on your heartstrings. Home is really where the heart is.

About the Author

USA Today Bestselling author, Laura Drewry had been scribbling things for years before she decided to seriously sit down and write. After spending eight years in the Canadian north, Laura now lives back home in southwestern British Columbia with her husband, three sons, a turtle named Sheldon, and an extremely energetic German shepherd. She loves old tattered books, good movies, country music, and the New York Yankees.

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April 11, 2016

Blog Tour: Remembering Everly by J.L. Berg

After two years in a coma, August Kinkaid has forgotten the darkness in his past. But his past hasn't forgotten him. His beautiful former fiancée, Everly, remembers every tumultuous moment of their stormy relationship. The sizzling passion. The web of lies. And the terrible secret Everly's been hiding since her last fateful night with August.

Now the truth is out and August remembers everything. As his long-buried memories come flooding back, he begins to understand why Everly would want to move on with her life. Why she would give her heart to another man. And why August should try to forget her once and for all.

But he can't give up on the only woman he's ever loved. Even if he has to reopen old wounds--and face the darkest demons of his past--August will do whatever it takes for a second chance with Everly. He let her slip away once. He's not about to spend the rest of his life remembering Everly when he could be holding her in his arms forever...

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"Where do you want to eat? I asked, looking around at several options.  It was a beautiful day, and there were a few places that offered outside dinning.  The smell from one of my favorite Italian bistros wafted over, luring me in that direction. 

"I think you've already decided," he replied, seeing my feet already moving towards the heavenly scent of garlic and freshly baked bread.  

"I'm just looking," I stated, taking a few paces closer so I could peek at the menu.  It had been a while since I'd been here, and I wanted to make sure they still had one of my favorite items--eggplant parmesan. 

A deep laugh had me halting in my tracks. 

My eyes darted to the left and there he was, tucked in a corner table with a gorgeous blonde.  Even from this angle, I could see the designer labels I'd once become so familiar with adorning her from head to toe.  She was everything I was not.  

Everything he'd wanted me to be.  

Manicured, primped to perfection without a hair out of place, she was every man’s fantasy and sitting there together, they truly made the perfect couple.  He'd cut his hair short again, matching the razor edge precision of his tailored suit.  He screamed money and class and with her by his side, it was like the missing piece of the puzzle had finally been found. 

It shouldn't matter. 

I shouldn't care.  But

 God, I did. 

Look away, Everly.  Look away. 

As if he heard the silent mantra screaming inside my head, his attention turned and his eyes slightly widened, his gaze colliding with mine.  

Time froze.  The world melted away and there was only him, me and the swirling sea of emotions swimming between us.  His jaw twitched, as my heart leapt into high gear.  And as quickly as he found me again, his eyes slid away like I never existed. 

Like I'd never meant anything. 

His focus returned to his date and I was left shaking like a leaf. 

Forgotten.  Again.

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About the Author

Author J.L. Berg is a California native living in the South.  She is the author of the self-pubbed Ready series, which has sold over 100,000 copies.  Married to her high school sweetheart. She and her husband have two beautiful girls that drive them batty on a daily basis. When she's not writing, you can find her with her nose stuck in a romance book, in a yoga studio or devouring anything chocolate.

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