#BookReview of Say You’re Mine by Diane Alberts

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Book Synopsis from Amazon:

A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…

She’s a challenge he can’t afford to lose…

Navy SEAL Steven Thomas has only ever been able to count on three things: waking up in the morning, going to sleep sometime during the night, and Lauren Brixton. She’s been his best friend since grade school, and what they have is the only relationship he’s managed not to ruin.

Until one drunken night puts that all in jeopardy.

Lauren’s watched Steven flit from one-night stand to one-night stand, seemingly not interested in something more. So when the long-ignored attraction between the two of them blows up in their faces, she does the only thing she can-she pretends she doesn’t want him. But all’s fair in love and war, and Steven’s not about to lose the only person in his life who matters…

MY REVIEW

Steven Thomas is attempting to readjust to civilian life after an injury has forced him out of the military as a Navy SEAL (translation: SEXY HOT!) Steven has been dealing with this with a lot of alcohol and women.

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The one constant person that has been there for him is his platonic friend for over twenty years, Lauren Brixton. Lauren owns and operates a bakery and has just broken up with her lying, cheating boyfriend, Brian.

Lauren, Steven, Steven’s sister, Lydia, and Lydia’s boyfriend, Holt, who also was in the Navy SEALS with Steven and are now coworkers, are all together for Steven and Holt’s business party. At this party, Lauren and Steven start flirting with each other.

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Holt, Lydia and Lauren are very concerned about Steven and they decide to take steps to help Steven. Lauren takes the lead and has Steven come stay with her after a little incident with her ex that she exaggerates a little. Now, there is one thing to remember here: Steven absolutely hates lies and liars.

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While Steven is staying with Lauren, things turn sexual and HOT! Steven stops drinking and Lauren opens herself up to the possibility that not all men are bad. But Lauren is haunted by the “little white lie” she told Steven.

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After a hot tryst in the ally next to Lauren’s bakery, Lauren goes to lock up the bakery and runs into Holt. Holt starts on about thanking her for what she did to trick Steven into staying with her and how much he has changed, not knowing Steven is in ear shot.

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Steven is devastated and believes that Lauren has been lying about everything this whole time and ends things with Lauren. Lauren is devastated because Steven promised to never leave her.

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Does Steven realize that Lauren’s feeling where real? Can he forgive Lauren? Can Lauren forgive Steven? Will a twenty year friendship be lost? You’ll have to read the book.

This book was an amazing read. The characters are real, their feelings come through in the author’s writing, and has a truly special story line about insecurities, friendships, relationships, and the things we take for granted.

Favorite quote from the book: “And even more, it terrifies me that you mean so much to me. That you leaving me would kill me. It’s a lot of power to give someone, when you hand them your heart. They could crush it. Break it. Tear it in two.”

I give this book four out of four “Doctor Who”. See rating system here.

This book is available on Amazon starting tomorrow, December 7, 2015. Get your copy at AMAZON!

Thank you to Entangled Publishing for an advanced copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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#Bookreview of Goddess by Kelee Morris

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Synopsis:

Wife, mother, PTA president… Sex Goddess?

For Julia Nelson, it was only a faded tattoo, almost forgotten, like the sex-charged dreams that inspired it some 20 years ago.

For renowned, rugged-sexy archeologist Dr. Ashland Stewart, it was his greatest discovery, the sacred emblem of an ancient goddess culture.

Two symbols, eons apart, yet exact duplicates. It must be a coincidence. But when Julia and Ashland meet, their connection is instantaneous, powerful, erotic.

Julia’s suburban life is safe and comfortable. She has everything to lose. Ashland’s world is remote archaeological digs and flings with younger women. He’s sexually free but emotionally guarded.

Ashland awakens Julia’s long buried inner goddess with breathtaking passion and insatiable desire.
But their sexual adventure becomes increasingly perilous as their emotional barriers crumble. Will Julia risk falling in love and soaring to new heights, or will she return to her earthbound responsibility to her family?

MY REVIEW

Julia is married to Matt, who works out of a town the majority of the time, but this allows Julia the benefit of being a stay-at-home mom, attending PTA meetings, carpools, etc. The life most mother’s wish they could have. Moving on………………

Julia has a mysterious tattoo on her ankle that she got in her younger years. This tattoo had appeared in her dreams when she was younger, along with a mystery man that makes all her sexual dreams come true.

While at a PTA meeting, Julia is approached by a woman, Nina, a Ph.D. student in archaeology at a local university whom she has never meet before, but asks Julia about this mysterious tattoo that is on her ankle.

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Based upon this mysterious tattoo, Nina invites her to a dinner with other archaeological students and the renowned, archaeologist, Dr. Ashland Stewart.

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During this dinner, which Dr. Ashland is actually too busy to attend because he is solving the world’s problems with North Korea. North Korea is important to Dr. Ashland because he believes there exists a forgotten society that holds significant archaeological history called Magoa. Julia’s tattoo is the symbol for Magoa.

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When a discovery is made that possibly relates to Magoa, Julia is offered a job working on this discovery at the university with Dr. Ashland. Julia’s friend, Van, is all for Julia getting out and discovering “inner goddess” and is actually encouraging her to get it on with “Dr. Feelgood”.

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While working at the university, Julia and Dr. Ashland, engage in a no holds barred affair. If it was not for the fact that Julia is married, the sex scenes would have been even better for me. But, that’s just my personal opinion on that matter. Moving on………….

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At this point in the book, I am finding it very difficult not to judge Julia and pull her aside and give her a good talking to.

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Needless to say, Julia is busted out by a student, Elena, that is also in love with Dr. Ashland and had previously befriended Julia’s 17-year-old daughter, Lily. Who do you think Elena reveals Julia’s affair to……

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Julia confesses to her husband, who also reveals a secret of his own, Julia continues on with her affair with “Dr. Feelgood”, all while her family is falling apart.

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Dr. Ashland has gotten permission to resume his archaeological work on Magoa in North Korea and wants Julia to join him for the summer. Julia contemplates going but then something happens with her daughter, Lily, and she decides it is best that Elena go instead.

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Well, I do not have any answers for you because this book ends on a CLIFFHANGER! Now, I must await for the next book to hopefully be able to move forward.

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So in the meantime, I give this book a three out of four “spiders”. See rating system here.

This book is available for pre-order on Amazon here, and will be available on November 1, 2015. If you are a Kindle Unlimited subscriber like me, it will be free.

I was given this book by the author, Kelee Morris, in exchange for an honest review. My review of this book is based upon my own opinions of reading the book and are my opinions alone.

****Side note, it was very interesting for me in reading this book as it actually takes place in the State that I live in so it was nice to be able to really picture the scenes and the cities mentioned in the book.

#Bookreview of A Moment of Weakness by Brooklyn Skye

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Book Synopsis

He can fight anything…except his need for her.

Until her new job starts in September, buttoned-up elementary school teacher Laurel Harris is at loose ends and in need of cash. Fortunately her best friend’s older brother is a single dad and desperately needs a nanny. Or so she’s told. She doesn’t anticipate him being such a menacing, muscled, and undeniably gorgeous man…or that he has zero interest in hiring a nanny.

Micah Crane will do right by his young daughter, no matter the cost. And right now, that cost is juggling parenthood with long hours at his bar and working as an enforcer for a notorious crime boss. He doesn’t need another complication in his life, but the sweet, frustratingly opinionated little blonde hell-bent on caring for his daughter stirs his blood like no woman ever has.

All it takes is a moment of weakness to ignite the lust blazing between them. A moment that will unravel their self-control and unleash all of Micah’s darkest secrets…

MY REVIEW

As stated above, this book involves the steamy romance between Laurel and Micah. Laurel is a happy-go-lucky, sweet, smart and loves children.

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Micah is a handsome, hard working, loving father but has some serious issues from his childhood.

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I struggled with Micah as trying hard as he might to avoid being like his father, he is walking exactly in his footsteps.

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Thankfully, Laurel comes in and is able to help Micah and his daughter, Shae. Laurel truly has something special within her to put up with Micah. His up and down mood swings would have sent me running for the hills.

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Nothing makes me happier than having a strong female in a story and this one has it!!! The chemistry between Laurel and Micah is phenomenal and the sex scenes are divine.

I was a little disappointed with the ending because I wanted more of Laurel and Micah’s story!!!  Possibly a 2nd book…..hint, hint, hint….Ms. Skye.

I give this book a four out of four “Shirley Temples”. See rating system here.

This book is available for pre-order on Amazon here, and is available October 19, 2015!

I was given an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review. Thank you to Entangled Publishing and Net Galley for an ARC of this book.

#Bookreview of Seducing Seven by MK Meredith

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Happy Release Day to MK Meredith and Seducing Seven!

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He bet on logic. She bet on love.

MY REVIEW

This book involves Sevannah “Seven” Michaels, who is a romance author, and believes in romance with all of her heart. Although, she has never had a relationship that lasted more than a few weeks. Seven is in Las Vegas to attend a romance conference when she incidentally bumps into salesman, Blake Turner. Blake is also in Las Vegas for a sales convention. Essentially, the pair make a bet that Seven can make Blake, “Mr. Doubting Thomas”, fall in love with her according to the rules of her last book. The bet is on!

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Seven is convinced she can make Blake fall in her love with her. Blake is convinced love is not real and can only be found in Seven’s books that she writes.images (1)

Seven is a successful writer, who stands proudly on her own two feet, and she believes in herself.

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Branden Turner is also a successful salesman and is in Las Vegas to interview with his company to be one of the top VP’s in his company, and is also sexy as hell.

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I not only read this book but I devoured it. It was such a refreshing romance read for me. Two people on equal playing fields and not needing anything from each other but a real loving relationship.

The question is did they find it and who won the bet? You will have to read the book to find out!!!

I give this book four out of four “fireworks”. See rating system here.

Seducing Seven will be available on Amazon on October 12, 2015. You can purchase or pre-order it here.

I was given this book from Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review.

Book Review of Filthy Rich by Virna DePaul

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MY REVIEW

This book involves the intriguing romance of Cara Michal and Braden Duke. Honestly, I did not even read what the book was about as the fine man on the cover had me hook, line, and sinker.
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Cara Michal works as a analyst for Dubois & Mellan (D&M) on Wall Street and is a workaholic. Because of her father’s past, Cara is taking care of her mom and elder brother, who has treatment-resistant schizophrenia, and is living in an assisted living facility paid by Cara.

Cara is persuaded by her best friend to go to a company party to let lose for a little while. Cara goes with an obtuse co-worker and to clear her head, wanders upstairs to escape the party. Ultimately, Cara falls asleep on a stranger’s coach, only to be woken up by a man, who has her body, aching, begging, and screaming for in all the right places. Especially, after a hot, steamy passionate kiss.

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Upon leaving the party, Cara is captured on camera as being romantically involved with the owner of the home, Branden Duke.

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It is then revealed that Branden Duke is the new owner of D&M and Cara’s new boss.

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Once Cara finds this out, she does everything in her power to keep her attraction to her boss in check, but Cara can only do so much as Branden is also equally attracted to Cara. Both of them try to keep it professional.

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Branden Duke, is a self-made rich, sexy, single, business man with a reputation to go with it. But, he also has a very caring heart as he takes care of his sisters, as his mother has a few issues.  He also has some secrets of his own that affect his relationship with Cara and his newly acquired business. Branden brings on some new employees to D&M to aid in the transition. A new office manager, Mike Gaunt and Deena Raj, which Cara is not very found of.

Finally, things between Branden and Cara finally go from hot to DAMN HOT! The sex scenes between Branden and Cara are very very impassioned.

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Just when you think this is all about sex, someone is out to get Branden and Cara.

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This mystery person will not stop until Branden and/or Cara are dead. This extra twist in the book just added to the storyline, and made the book even better.

Will Branden and Cara live to figure out whose out to get them before it is to late? Is Branden and/or Cara’s past part of this mystery? Will their romance even survive? You’ll have to read the book to find out.

Filthy Rich will be available on October 27, 2015 and is available on Amazon for pre-order here.

I give this book 3.5 journals. See rating system here.

Thank you to Random House and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.