January 27, 2017

The Room Mate by Kendall Ryan

The last time I saw my best friend’s younger brother, he was a geek wearing braces. But when Cannon shows up to crash in my spare room, I get a swift reality check.

Now twenty-four, he’s broad shouldered and masculine, and so sinfully sexy, I want to climb him like the jungle gyms we used to enjoy. At six-foot-something with lean muscles hiding under his T-shirt, a deep sexy voice, and full lips that pull into a smirk when he studies me, he’s pure temptation.

Fresh out of a messy breakup, he doesn’t want any entanglements. But I can resist, right?

I’m holding strong until the third night of our new arrangement when we get drunk and he confesses his biggest secret of all: he’s cursed when it comes to sex. Apparently he’s a god in bed, and women instantly fall in love with him.

I’m calling bullshit. In fact, I’m going to prove him wrong, and if I rack up a few much-needed orgasms in the process, all the better.

There’s no way I’m going to fall in love with Cannon. But once we start…I realize betting against him may have been the biggest mistake of my life.

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The prologue for this book threw caught my attention right off the bat. Actually, the first thought in my head was "what the heck did I just pick up?" Needless to say, The Room Mate caught my attention from the very first page. It was amusing to watch as Paige tried her hardest to ignore her attraction to Cannon, her best friend's brother. When Allie asks her to room her brother for a couple of months, she obliges, being the loyal friend she is. Being pulled by the guilt of breaking the BFF code, she tried her best avoid her growing attraction to her, now hot AF, best friend's little brother (why wasn't he still the nerdy little kid that followed them around?). Cannon is cocky and confident. He knows the effect he has on women and he's not afraid to use it. With Paige, it's no different. He senses that the feelings between them have shifted and he makes light of the most awkward of situations. The chemistry between the two of them resonates through the book. I kind of hoped for a bit more development in the characters. I felt like in the end, I still didn't know them as well as I wanted to. It was easy to get through and was definitely an enjoyable read.

About the Author

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She's a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she's appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

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January 25, 2017

Blog Tour: Any Time, Any Place by Jennifer Probst

HGTV’s Property Brothers meets The Marriage Bargain in this second volume in the Billionaire Builders series, an all-new heart-wrenching and sexy contemporary romance from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst.

When she was a teen, Raven Bella Stratton’s father was killed in a horrible car crash. The bigger shock was the discovery of a woman with him—Diana Pierce—and their two fully packed suitcases with airline tickets to Paris. Devastated by her father’s betrayal, Raven went to live with her aunt, never truly overcoming the traumatic event. When she discovers that the mysterious woman had a family with a husband and three boys, Raven vows to leave the memory of her father behind.

Until Dalton Pierce visits one night and suddenly her past challenges her future...

Leaving his life in California behind to run Pierce Construction with his two older brothers, Dalton Pierce has enjoyed returning home and studying his passion of woodworking. But when he visits the local bar with his brothers one evening, he’s immediately drawn to the smart-mouthed, badass, sexy bartender who sets his body on fire. Unfortunately, she doesn’t seem as intrigued by him, and his multiple advances are met with rejection. When he offers to restore the bar back to its original glory, he begins to work with her on a daily basis, and falls harder. His plan of seduction slowly weaves a web around them both, until they are caught up in the spell. But Dalton doesn’t know the secret that can either destroy them both...or finally mend two broken hearts.

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There's just something about artists that always makes things that much more complicated. Maybe because artists, in general, tend to have quite a few layers to their characters. Either way, Dalton, the youngest Pierce brother is just that. There's so much to him that we get to really explore in this second installment of the Billionaire Builders series. Even Raven, the local bar owner, cannot get her head wrapped around why she is so insanely attracted to this one guy that her history has dictated as an arch nemesis. Raven, herself, has a million layers to get to know, too. What is she hiding under that tough-barkeep persona? I felt that the premise of this story alone is interesting enough as it is--Dalton and Raven are so right for each other even though it all seems so wrong. 

Probst's writing style prevails in this book. She does not disappoint with her emotionally charged and intense characters. Her writing has always been able to get to me on an emotional level. There are a whole lot of heart wrenching moments. The chemistry between her characters is hard to find and I have no issues relating to them and feeling right alongside them. Can't wait for the next book!

Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs.

Now she is writing again.

She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon's Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at www.jenniferprobst.com.

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January 17, 2017

Blog Tour: Fidelity by Aleatha Romig

She thought she could save those she loved.
He thought he could save her.
They'll both learn the truth.

FIDELITY, the dramatic conclusion to the epic five novel series INFIDELITY, following Lennox "Nox" Demetri, Alexandria "Charli" Collins, the Montagues, Demetris, Fitzgeralds, and Spencers is finally here.

When the vows are complete and the dust settles, who will be left standing?

No one is safe, and no alliance is above suspicion in the much-anticipated finale to this hot romantic-suspense saga. Our heroine has survived betrayal, cunning, deception, and entrapment…what will happen when she’s faced with fidelity?

Infidelity, it isn't what you think.

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Aleatha Romig comes a sexy, new dominant hero who knows what he wants and a strong-willed heroine who has plans of her own. With classic twists, turns, deceptions, and devotions, this new, epic romantic suspense will have readers swooning one minute and screaming the next..

Have you been Aleatha'd?

FIDELITY is the fifth and FINAL of five full-length novels in the INFIDELITY series.

*This series does not condone nor does it advocate cheating.

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Time and time again, Aleatha Romig takes the stories of her characters and weaves them into an intricate web that somehow all intermingles and grooves together like a well oiled machine. Sometimes you're reading something and you wonder how it's going to tie in...but she somehow just does it. Master storyteller. 

Fidelity is the final installment in the Infidelity series. Book #4 (Entrapment) left us with the best/worst cliff-hanger ending I've come across in a long time. Because of that, Book #5 started off with a bang and we were running straight out of the gate. There are very few "down" moments to this installment. There's always something happening and a new twist or turn being added. A lot of times, I'm trying to anticipate what could possibly happen next only to be satisfied with even better plot twists! Charli and Nox is still the main focus but Oren and Adelaide's story gets pulled to the forefront and that is an enjoyable story in and of itself. Fidelity wraps up the series fairly nicely. It definitely quells my curiosities and gives me the closure I needed. If you're just picking up this book now, just don't. Do yourself a favour and start at Book #1 (Betrayal) and work your way through the series. You won't regret it and it'll only take you about a week as you won't be able to put them down!

About the Author

Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of nearly thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she's not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!

Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha's twisted style with an increase in heat. 
In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.

Aleatha is a "Published Author's Network" member of the Romance Writers of America and a member of PEN America.  

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