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Monday, October 23, 2017

Release Blitz! Bad Reputation By Callie Blake

He's everything a good girl knows to avoid...

So why is it that she can't resist?

Hollywood has never interested Peyton Greene.

As her socialite cousin's unofficial caretaker, she's seen the ins and outs of the industry. The sleaziness, the backstabbing – the constant parade of womanizing assholes who break her cousin's heart every week.

They're all bad news, and as far as she can tell, Connor Schaffer is no different.

He's six feet and two inches of cocky, smirking asshole – the panty-dropping king of one-night stands, and everything Peyton hates. But when Connor signs a unique contract with her uncle, Peyton finds their lives suddenly entwined on a daily basis. 

And despite their nonstop, claws out fighting, she finds herself suddenly tangled in his sheets.

Their spark was unpredictable, the sex unbelievable, and just like that, Peyton’s world is turned upside down. For the first time in her life, she’s discovering hot lust, real pleasure and everything she swore was strictly not for her.

Long story short, Hollywood’s got this good girl screwed.

***Bad Reputation is a full-length standalone with no cheating and a HEA***

So I will most likely be in the minority with this review but Bad Reputation just didn’t work for me, as much as I kept hoping and let’s face it I even prayed at one point, that it would finally hook it’s claws into me and have me liking it.  It didn’t, not by a long shot.  It had potential, it had the promise of a book that I normally would like or love, so I don’t know if it was my mood or if I just really didn’t connect with Peyton and Connor that caused this to be one I just wanted over with.  It could have been the way other characters were just plain annoying and honestly pointless to the story, it could have been that by around the 40% mark I wanted to stab someone just because they annoyed me, or it could be everything above but sadly it just didn’t work for me.  From what I am seeing is that a lot of people did like this one, so I am going to go with it is a me not the book situation.

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Release Blitz! Missing From Me By Jayne Frost


Four years ago I made an unforgivable mistake. And Anna was the price. I thought I’d forget her. Thought I’d move on. But who was I kidding? No amount of drumming could drown out my love for her.

When I see here again, backstage after one of our shows, it's clear: Anna's mine. She’ll always be mine. 

One mistake. Four years of regret. Is there such thing as a second chance?


When Sean Hudson walked out of my life, he shattered me. Broke me in untold ways. And when I saw him again, I did the only thing I could: I ran. 

Sean is the past. And I can't survive his brand of hurt ever again. 

Well it appears there is another series I need to put on my never-ending TBR list, or I should say the previous books in this series because Missing From Me can be read as a standalone.  Okay now this won’t make any sense and I apologize for any guy named Sean that isn’t an idiot, but why is it every male in my life who is named Sean is an idiot?  Now is Sean in Missing From Me one?  Well I will not say why exactly but yes he does show those apparent idiot tendencies that appear in men names Sean.  This is a second chance romance so it is sort of expected. 

I wasn’t expecting to feel so much during this one, to be honest, but feel I did.  Sean and Anna will take you on one emotion filled ride that is a guarantee.  And remember that whole idiot tendency thing?  Well I think you will be able to forgive him like I did, because honestly, it’s almost impossible not to. Sometimes two people are destined to be together, no matter what hurdles they may have faced, and Sean and Anna are destined for each other for sure.

Missing From Me is not only a book I plan to read again after the reading the previous two, but it is also one I think you will enjoy.  Put this on your TBR lists now.

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The front door slammed, shaking the walls in our small apartment. I snuggled closer to Anna’s side and buried my face in her hair.
Logan’s agitated voice cut through the fog of near sleep.
“Dude, wake up!”
Whatever mess my best friend had gotten himself into, he’d have to solve it on his own. This was one of Anna’s rare mornings off, and since we’d had the apartment to ourselves, we’d stayed up late, listening to the rain and having lazy sex until we’d passed out.
Smiling at the thought of a repeat, I grumbled in Logan’s general direction, “Go away. I don’t have any condoms. Carry your ass to the store like a normal person and leave us alone.”
His footsteps echoed in the tiny room, and then he was beside me, his long fingers digging into my shoulder as he gave me a hard shake. “I’m serious. Get up.” 
Not happening.
A frustrated groan escaped my lips when Anna twisted in my arms. She propped herself up on one elbow, wiping the sleep from her eyes. “What do you need, Lo?”
A swift kick in the ass.
Rolling onto my back, I smothered my face with the pillow, hoping he’d get the hint. Of course, he didn’t. 
Cursing under his breath, Logan rooted around under the comforter. 
“Hey!” I snarled, tossing the pillow at him. “Whatever you’re looking for, I don’t have it.” 
Running an agitated hand through his blond hair, Logan glared at me. 
“Where’s your remote?” Anxiety laced his tone when I didn’t answer right away. “For the TV, douchebag—where’s the remote?” 
Anna fumbled around on the nightstand and then handed him the clunky device. “What’s wrong with the TV in your room?”
Logan walked to the end of the bed and took a seat.
Anna sat up, scowling. “Make it quick.” She slumped against the headboard, glaring at the back of Logan’s head. “Seriously, Lo, hurry up. I have to pee.” 
Logan ignored her, all his attention focused on the screen as he flipped through the channels. His shoulders sagged when he reached CNN. 
Cable News? Now he had my attention. The only things Logan ever watched were MTV, VH1, or the Cartoon Network. 
I popped up to see what was so important, but something told me I didn’t want to know. “What’s going on?”
“Quiet,” Logan whispered.
Buttoning my lip, I reluctantly focused on the screen where a stone-faced commentator stood in a field, fat droplets of rain pelting her microphone. 
“…live footage from the scene of the tragic accident outside of Fredericksburg, Texas this morning where two members of the super-group Damaged lost their lives in a fiery crash. At this point, we’re unable to confirm the identities of the deceased. Damaged, arguably the hottest band in the country, just completed a series of shows in the Southwest and...”
The camera panned out for a wide-angle shot. Wisps of smoke rose from the wreckage, dissolving into the gray morning sky. 
A gasp from Anna. “Oh my God.” 
She crumbled against me, her small hand curving around my waist as she buried her face in my chest. Unable to make sense of what I was seeing, I stroked her hair with numb fingers. 
After a few moments of stunned silence, Logan jumped to his feet. “What the fuck is she smiling about?”
Confused, I blinked at him. “Who?” 
“The fucking reporter.” He pointed at the TV with a shaky hand. “What the hell is she grinning for?”
I shifted my gaze back to the screen, and sure as shit, the reporter was smiling. Just a slight upturn of her glossy lips. 
I tightened my grip on my girl. “It’s her job, man. She doesn’t...” Emotion clogged my throat, and I struggled for breath. For words. “She doesn’t know them.”
But then, neither did we. Not really. Damaged hailed from Austin, our hometown. And over the last five years, as their star ascended, our paths had crossed on occasion.
Our band, Caged, was one of the many groups on Sixth Street that loosely followed the Damaged blueprint. Since high school, we’d been playing the same bars where Damaged got their start, hoping a little of their magic would rub off.
The news report abruptly cut to KVUE, the local ABC affiliate. Terri Gruca, the nighttime anchor, sat stoically behind the half-lit desk, her co-anchor nowhere in sight. 
“Thank you, Sandy.” Terri blinked into the camera. “We’ve just got word at the studio that Rhenn Grayson, lead singer for the Grammy winning band Damaged, and Paige Dawson, lead guitarist, were pronounced dead at the scene of the accident on Highway 290 this morning.” She looked down at the copy wobbling in her shaking hand. “Rhenn’s wife, singer Tori Grayson, and drummer, Miles Cooper, were airlifted to Brackenridge Hospital via Care Flight. According to band manager, Taryn Ayers, Mrs. Grayson and Mr. Cooper are both in critical condition. The bus driver was also pronounced dead at the crash site.” Still photos of Rhenn and Paige appeared on a split screen in the background behind Terri’s head. “Our prayers go out to the families. After a brief commercial break, we’ll cut to the CNN studio for further updates on this tragedy and a look back at the lives of these two gifted musicians.”
My head pounded as a commercial for toaster strudel flickered across the screen. Smiling faces and cheery voices, touting the virtue of strawberry jam tucked inside a fluffy pastry shell. Somewhere, people were probably eating that shit. 
But not Rhenn or Paige. 
“They were twenty-four years old,” Logan murmured.
As he turned to face me, questions clouded his arctic blue eyes. The same questions I’d seen every day since the first time we met. About death, and why it visited some while leaving others alone. Death was what brought Logan and me together, after all. Our shared bond. Two kids whose mothers would never sit at the long table in Mrs. Varner’s classroom handing out cookies. Because our mothers had “passed.” 
That’s the polite term people used when someone died. The same folks made sure to tell you they were “sorry for your loss.” 
Which I always found funny, since my mother wasn’t lost. She was dead. 
Rhenn’s voice boomed from the speaker on the worn-out TV. Smiling his most iconic smile, he stood back to back with Paige as he crooned the band’s latest hit.
I leaned forward to drink it all in. Because that’s all that was left now, bits of light and shadow caught on tape.
Slithering from my loose hold, Anna stumbled to her feet. “I’ve got to pee.” 
Before she got away, I swung my legs over the side of the bed and then slipped my arms around her waist to pull her between my knees.
Resting my forehead against her chest, I breathed deeply, her peach scent soothing me like a balm. “I love you, Anna-baby.” 
She sifted her fingers through my hair until I stopped shaking, and then kissed the top of my head. “Love you too.” 
Reluctantly, I let her go, and she retreated into the tiny bathroom. Through the paper-thin walls, I heard her crying softly. 
When she returned, her face splotchy and her eyes glistening with leftover tears, I gave her a soft smile and lifted the covers so she could crawl in beside me. 
An hour later and we still hadn’t moved, like if we stayed here, it wouldn’t be real.
But it was. 

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Jayne Frost, author of the Sixth Street Bands Romance Series, grew up in California with a dream of moving to Seattle to become a rock star. When the grunge thing didn’t work out (she never even made it to the Washington border) Jayne set her sights on Austin, Texas. After quickly becoming immersed in the Sixth Street Music scene…and discovering she couldn’t actually sing, Jayne decided to do the next best thing—write kick ass romances about hot rockstars and the women that steal their hearts. 

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Release Blitz! Hard Wood By Lauren Blakley

From #1 NYT Bestselling author Lauren Blakely, comes a hot and hilarious standalone romance about what happens when you have one week to convince your best friend’s little sister that you’re the one for her. What could possibly go wrong? It looks like things are about to get hard in the woods...Don’t miss the laugh-out-loud and insanely hot story, HARD WOOD!

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Women often say a good man is hard to find. And a hard man is even better.
That's why I'm quite a catch-- good, hard, loaded, and wait for it...I'm ready to settle down too. But the woman I want to pitch my tent with lives clear across the country. Neither of us wants to get lost in those woods. All I have to do is resist her for the week she's in town.
I try. I swear I try. But yeah, that doesn't work out.
And after one fantastic night with my good friend Mia, I'm ready to give her years of nights under the stars. What's a few thousand miles when love's involved? But there's a hitch in my plans -- she just hired my adventure tour company. If there's one thing I'm committed to, it's running a squeaky clean business. Number one on my list of iron-clad rules?
Don't screw your customers.
But what's a guy to do when she's so hard to resist? How hard can it be to keep our hands off each other for a quick group tour down the hills and over the trails? I'm about to find out, and I have a feeling I'm going to need a new badge of honor because things are about to get very hard in the woods.

There are a couple of authors who I used to love that have slowly become hit or miss lately.  Sadly Lauren Blakely has become one of those authors but even when there is a book that is a miss it’s not a bad book, just one that didn’t work well for me.  Hard Wood sadly didn’t work for me.   Was it cute? Yes.  Was it funny?  Of course.  But there was just something missing that made it stand out for me.  And to be honest, I was more interested in the “Conversations with the cat” chapters just to giggle at the inner thoughts of the cat. I wanted more from this book, I needed more.  Patrick and Mia while cute characters really weren’t as memorable as previous ones, they had no depth.  I didn’t feel their connection or chemistry at all, and that is such a disappointment.

Hard Wood was an okay book, sadly nothing special but nonetheless I am still glad that I read it because even when the book is a miss, I never regret reading a Lauren Blakely Book.

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I let go of her hand and thread my fingers through her hair. “Get on me.”

Then I grab her hips and move her so she’s straddling my lap. She gasps, a sexy noise that turns into a moan as she sinks down on my hard-on.

I hiss because it feels so fucking good.

“I wanted to come over the other night. After dinner. After the elevator,” she blurts out.


She nods. “Dinner ran late, but I couldn’t stop thinking about you.”

“What were you thinking?”

“That we didn’t get to kiss, and I wanted to so badly.”

“I can fix that problem right now.”

I take her face in my hands and bring her to me. Then the world spirals away as I kiss Mia Summers for the very first time.

It’s extraordinary. Her lips brush against mine, and she wastes no time. She slides closer, rubbing on my dick as she presses her chest to me. It’s as if she’s climbing me, and God, how I want this. How I want her like this.

I thread my fingers through her hair, pulling her closer, kissing her deeper. Tasting her. Her mouth is soft and sweet, and she makes these little sounds—whimpers, sighs, gasps—that make me nearly lose my mind.

I’m kissing Mia. I’ve been crazy for her for so damn long, and she’s on my lap, rubbing against my erection, kissing me as if her every last breath depends on it. Her tongue tangles with mine, and in a hot second, the kiss become furious. Greedy. Like two people who are mad about each other. I curl my hands around her head, wanting to get as close as I can, but she bats them away.

I break contact for a moment and raise a questioning eyebrow.

“My turn.” She lifts her hands, cups my cheeks, and then she strokes my jaw. Reverently. Hungrily. And I know what she’s doing. She’s feeling my beard. She’s touching my stubbled jaw with eager fingers, as if she’s wanted to get her hands on me for as long as I’ve wanted to touch her.

I don’t stop her. I drop my hands to her hips, and I guide her along, moving her so she grinds against my cock, and she’s gasping and murmuring as she kisses me.

We consume each other. We are ravenous. My brain turns to static, firing pleasure signal after pleasure signal to every nerve in my body. I want to live in this moment for the rest of the night. I don’t ever want to forget how good it feels not only to kiss her, but to be kissed by her.

She rocks harder, goes faster, murmurs louder, then she separates and looks at me with desperate eyes. “You have no idea.”

I shake my head. “I do. I have every idea.”
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Hard Wood is the kind of heart-racing, hope soaring, face-flushing love story that I love to read! It was sexy, romantic, funny and an absolute pleasure to read.” ~Red Cheeks Reads

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Release Blitz! The Final Fight By JB Salsbury

When life brings you the perfect person at the worst possible time…

On a weekend visit to Las Vegas to visit his brother, Marine Braeden Daniels meets a woman who challenges him in ways he can’t deny. The best part is she wants what he wants.

No strings. No feelings. Just fun.

AJ is a Las Vegas performer who is finally living her dream. Growing up poor, she’s determined to succeed at any cost. No one will stand in her way—not even a hot Marine who breezes into her life all confidence and a cocky smile.

A few stolen weekends and neither can deny the feelings quickly growing between them. But the obstacles that keep them apart become more devastating when the Marine Corps calls Braeden away for a six-month deployment.

It’s only six months.

What could possibly happen?

Okay now this part of the review I have to get tough about.  Listen here JB Salsbury this cannot be the end of this series!  I am putting my foot down; arms crossed and giving you that you will write more woman look!  You know that look; I know you know that look.  I just can’t let this one go yet.  I stubbornly refuse to let it go.  I’m throwing the tantrums of all tantrums here and let me be honest it’s not a pretty sight. 

Okay, okay now that is out of the way it must be said that I fucking LOVED The Final Fight!  It had angst, it had such heartbreaking moments that also would shatter your soul, it had sexy alpha men, it had a sassy strong woman, and it had some of our favorite fighters who we love!  Okay by now most of you know I am the wife of a veteran with PTSD, yes I am sure you are so sick of seeing those words but at times certain books really hit me in different ways. I must state that Ms. Salsbury, she not only impressed me with the way she handled it but that she didn’t down play PTSD like so many others do.  It doesn’t just affect the person suffering from it, it also becomes a part of the loved ones lives.

The Final Fight really had my emotions all over the place.  I cried more than once for both Braeden and AJ both together and separately.  Braeden broke me though; even now I am getting all teared up just thinking about what he was suffering through physically and mentally.  AJ she broke my heart too, shattered dreams on top of a broken heart is a combination no one should ever feel. 

This book brought back memories of when I was dating my now husband.  He was stationed in Oklahoma and I was in Michigan, so quick trips usually made by me were gifts until I moved down there.  A long distance relationship or hell even fling when feelings start to get involved are hard, it’s even harder with a military member so I really not only respected AJ and how she handled it all, but Braeden as well.  When things happen I wish that things would have been different because both were suffering but sometimes you need to be apart and suffer things separately so that you can become stronger together.  Ultimately Braeden and AJ are stronger together and their strength should be inspiration for others in their positions.

JB Salsbury, while may be breaking my heart by ending one of my favorite series, she did it with an emotional, heart breaking and healing book that was the perfect final fight for our favorite fighters.  The Final Fight is one of the best books I have read this year so far and one I can easily scream that needs to be on the top of your TBR lists.

Release Blitz! Cuffed By K. Bromberg


   From the New York Times bestselling author, K. Bromberg, comes a new series about three brothers, the job that calls them, and the women who challenge them. “I hate you. I never want to see you again.” Grant Malone is not the reason I moved back to Sunnyville—at least that’s what I tell myself. Yet, those parting words I said to him back in third grade, ring in my ears every time a townsperson brings up one of the Malone boys. I thought time had healed my wounds. I was wrong. Nothing could have prepared me for how I felt when I finally saw him again. Twenty years does a lot to turn a boy into a man. One who hits all my buttons—sexy, funny, attractive, and a police officer. But Grant is off limits because he knows too much about my past. But I’m drawn to him. That damn uniform of his doesn’t hurt either. It’ll be my downfall. I know it. What’s one night of sex going to hurt . . . right? *** I’ve always loved Emmy Reeves. That’s why I’m shocked to see her all these years later. The shy girl I once knew is all grown up. Adventurous and full of life, she owns my heart now, just as much as she did back then. Convincing her of that is a whole different story. I’ll give her the one night she asks for—like that’s a hardship—but when it comes to letting her walk away after, she has another thing coming. There’s no way in hell I’m letting her go this time without a fight. 

Cuffed is the first book in a completely new series from K. Bromberg and one that I really enjoyed.  I was so excited to start this one and trust me it was worth that excitement.  This one deals with some at times painful issues but the way that Ms. Bromberg put this story into motion is one that makes you feel even more emotions at times than you thought would happen.  Now I have to be upfront about something for a good 3/4ths of the book Emmy aka Emmerson, wasn’t my favorite character at all, and I will explain why in a moment but in that last 1/4th she won me over.

So let me get this little bit of business out of the way first, then we can go on about all that I loved about Cuffed.  Now Emmy from the start really rubbed me wrong, I knew something had happened, to what extent I was not sure, but I felt as if she was holding an almost immature grudge against Grant because he did the right thing even if it meant hurting her in the process, but in reality, it was saving her.  I understand that her past has defined many of her actions, but at the same time, I don’t think she fully dealt with everything in her past and while some things she repressed she never came to terms.  She didn’t want to be seen as a victim, that I understand and totally can sympathize with, but at the same time the way she was with Grant wasn’t fair, nor was it what he deserved.  It was the last 1/4th of the book that I finally began to connect with her.  She was so strong yet fragile.  In the end, I wanted to her to find her happiness, to keep her head up and wings out.

Grant, well it must be said, he could frisk me any day of the week and twice on Sunday.  I’m serious.  I’ll happily be cuffed by him, yes bad pun intended.  Grant has missed his Emmy, his best friend.  For twenty years, they were apart.  He did something no little kid should ever have to do, but by doing that, he lost his best friend.  Grant is now a cop trying to make detective but that need to protect and save others has not left his system, in fact, it made me fall head over heels in love with his character.  When you read Cuffed, you will understand why I would want him to not only protect my children and me if the need ever came.  He is what all police officers should be, heroes.  The way he breaks down Emmy’s walls, earns her trust once more, once again proves how amazing he is.  Now does he make mistakes?  Yes, he actually makes a huge one but at the same time, I can understand why he does and does not do what he did.  Yeah that is a bit confusing but read Cuffed and you will understand.  Grant may very well be one of my favorite characters from Ms. Bromberg yet.

Cuffed is emotional, at times funny, others frustrating but it most importantly of all is a book about doing what you need to protect those you love and save them even when it means losing them.  I highly recommend Cuffed and can’t wait for the next book in the series to come out.

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HeadShot Color  New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love. A mom of three, she plots her novels in between school runs and soccer practices, more often than not with her laptop in tow. Since publishing her first book in 2013, K. has sold over one million copies of her books and has landed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists over twenty-five times. In April, she’ll release The Player, the first in a two-book sports romance series (The Catch, book 2, will be released late June), with many more already outlined and ready to be written. She loves to hear from her readers so make sure you check her out on social media or sign up for her newsletter to stay up to date on all her latest releases and sales HERE Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Goodreads | Amazon Author | Driven Group