Tuesday, July 28, 2015

RELEASE DAY REVIEW ~Wicked Fall by Sawyer Bennett~

Title: Wicked Fall
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Series: The Wicked Horse #1
Release Date: July 28, 2015

My Rating: 5 stars
Never in your wildest dreams could you begin to imagine all the filthy and depraved things that go on inside The Wicked Horse. Step inside and Woolf Jennings will make every one of your dirty fantasies come true.

He’s covered in a facade of deception. An enticing blend of multi-millionaire and hot-as-hell Wyoming rancher, those that think they know Woolf Jennings admire his abilities to preside as CEO of his family’s cattle and oil empire. But only a privileged few truly understand what fuels the glitter of depravity in those gorgeous blue eyes. Only a few know he’s opened up a sinfully erotic and private sex club named The Wicked Horse right at the base of the beautiful Teton Mountain range.
Sweet Callie Hayes has returned home to Wyoming and is looking forward to starting her life over again. After a night of impetuosity, she’s managed to put herself right in Woolf’s line of sight… the man who she foolishly offered up her virginity to years ago and was flatly turned down.
Now Woolf is seeing that Callie is all grown up and has a kinky side to her that leaves him as confused as it does turned on. Worse yet, both Callie’s dirty desires and sweet heart are getting under his skin, and making Woolf question everything he’s ever believed about himself.

Sawyer Bennet is fast becoming one of my FAVORITE authors. This book is so freaking sexy, and thrilling, I could not get enough of it. Callie and Woolf have reunited after years of separation, a separation that that was born of humility for Callie and the need to tamp down his passion for Woolf. These two have a chemistry so explosive, my cheeks heated when they were simply in the same room. Callie is a prim and proper lady, daughter of the governor and sister to Woolf's best friend who has since passed on. But to this day Woolf can't even entertain the idea of dirtying Callie up with his sinful thoughts. 

The years have passed, they've both grown up, and funny enough, Callie seems to be everything Woolf needs, but nothing that he thinks he wants. This woman test his patience. And when he finally gives in and invites her into his world... all hell breaks loose. Well, that is, after all the yummy goodness, and kink goes on that gets the temperature rising and the orgasms flowing. 

This book really gripped me. I was so consumed by the passion and trials Woolf and Callie brought to the table, and their journey throughout the book kept hold of my attention and heart from start to finish. By far, this is my favorite Ms. Bennett book to date. It's gritty, raw, animalistic at times, and tender in others. It's truly the best of both worlds. An entertaining and thoughtful read, and the smutty goodness I love. This is a standalone novel, and one well worth your time and money! I urge you to grab this sucker up pronto!

Happy Reading!
*ARC provided by the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review*

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RELEASE DAY ~Just One Lie by Kyra Davis~

Title: Just One Lie
Author: Kyra Davis
Series: Just One Night #2
Release Date: July 28, 2015
In the instant international sensation Just One Night, sensible Kasie Fitzgerald unleashed her passions—and found herself—through an explosive affair. In Just One Lie, we meet Kasie’s wild and tortured sister, whose impulsivity and lack of self-control has set off a chain of events that changes her family forever.
Melody Fitzgerald is the opposite of the “perfect” daughter. The lead singer of an indie rock band, she is impulsive and creative, with a rebellious streak that both defines her and becomes her greatest enemy. Her lover, the enticing and unpredictable Ash, shares her free spirit and penchant for trouble. On the face of it, he seems to be her perfect match.

So why is she so drawn to her soft spoken, reliable drummer, Brad Witmer? How can a man who wears polo shirts and reads the financial section of the paper be of any interest to her at all? And why on earth does someone like that appear to be so captivated by her?

Before she knows it, Melody finds herself on a path of self-discovery, passion, and affairs of the heart. But will a dark secret from her past derail it all? Or will its exposure be the very thing that unburdens her heart and allows her to seek a future with the one man who loves her completely?

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Title: Just One Night
Author: Kyra Davis
Series: Just One Night #1
In this New York Times bestselling erotic enovella trilogy, a buttoned-up businesswoman takes her friend’s advice and has a fling with a stranger on a trip to Vegas—only to find herself under his mysterious, sexy power both in the boardroom and the bedroom.

Kasie Fitzgerald knows who she’s supposed to be. She’s a rising-star-workaholic at a global consulting firm. She’s the fiancĂ©e of a well-connected man who’s won the approval of her parents. People know that she’s reliable, serious, proper, cautious, pragmatic, and yes, a little predictable. She’s who Dave and her family want her to be.

But as her thirtieth birthday looms, buried feelings begin to resurrect. Her friend takes her to Vegas for one last wild and crazy night. In a dress much shorter and sexier than anything she has ever dared to wear before, she hits the blackjack tables. And meets him. Under the tailored clothes it’s clear that this is a man who is intense, powerful, and maybe even a little dangerous. With a touch of trepidation she accepts his invitation to get a drink, and before long, she’s in his hotel room.

She never gets his full name. Perhaps his anonymity is one of the reasons she’s able to give herself over to him and to the moment so completely. Perhaps it’s why she’s just had the most exquisite and passionate sex of her life. Shaken by her own behavior, Kasie tries to chalk it up to one crazy night. But when the mysterious gentleman she’s just had a fling with shows up in her office—as the CEO of a firm her company does a billion dollars of business with a year, demanding that she handle his account, and so much more—things will never be the same again. And there’s no telling where this will go…

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Book #1.5 e-Novella
Title: Just Once More
Author: Kyra Davis
Series: Just One Night #1.5
Robert Dade is a man who knows what he wants and never hesitates to go after it. Money, power, and—at long last—the woman he loves, Kasie Fitzgerald, are now his. But after so many years of living by his own rules will he really make the compromises necessary to keep Kasie by his side? And when a man even richer and more ruthless than he is takes an interest in Kasie, will Dade be able to protect her? Or will his controlling nature drive her toward the very danger he seeks to shield her from?

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Meet Kyra:
Kyra Davis is the New York Times bestselling author of Just One Night, the Pure Sin series, the critically acclaimed Sophie Katz mystery series, and the novel So Much for My Happy Ending. Now a full-time author and television writer, Kyra lives in the Los Angeles area with her son, their leopard gecko, and their lovably quirky Labrador, Sophie Dogz.

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Monday, July 20, 2015

COVER REVEAL ~Legend by Katy Evans~

Title: Legend
Author: Katy Evans
Series: Real #6
Release Date: February 9, 2016

Can love really conquer all? – Book 6 in Katy Evan’s breakout New York Times bestselling series that began with REAL.

Maverick “the Avenger” Cage wants to rise to the top and become a legend in the ring. Though he keeps his identity well guarded, he's known on the fighting circuit as the new kid with a chip on his shoulder and a tattoo on his back that marks him as trouble. He's got a personal score to settle with the Underground's one and only Remington "Riptide" Tate.

As Mav trains, he meets a young girl—the only other new person in the town--and sparks fly. When things get heated between them, he finds out she's none other than Reese Dumas, the cousin of Remington Tate’s wife. A girl who's supposed to root against him and a girl he's supposed to stay away from. 

But Maverick fights for the woman in his heart, and the monsters in his blood. The world’s eyes are on them and the victor will go down in history as the ultimate fighting champion; the ultimate LEGEND.
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Real: Amazon | B&N | iBooks
Remy: Amazon | B&N | iBooks
Mine: Amazon | B&N | iBooks
Rogue: Amazon | B&N | iBooks
Ripped: Amazon | B&N | iBooks

Meet Katy:
Hey! I’m Katy Evans and I love family, books, life, and love. I’m married with two children and three dogs and spend my time baking, walking, writing, reading, and taking care of my family. Thank you for spending your time with me and picking up my story. I hope you had an amazing time with it, like I did. If you’d like to know more about books in progress, look me up on the Internet, I’d love to hear from you!

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

BLOG TOUR REVIEW ~Playing with Fire by Lexi Ryan~

Title: Playing with Fire
Author: Lexi Ryan
Series: Mended Hearts #1
Release Date: July 7, 2015

My Rating: 4.5 Stars

Dr. Phoenix Reid isn't who she seems...

Everyone knows a phoenix rises from the ashes. What they don't talk about are the people she drags with her into the fire.

I thought one hot night with Max Hallowell was harmless. I never expected it would force me to face my past or bring back the man who swore he'd never let me go. Now Max wants to help me. Wants to save me. But if I let him, he'll be destroyed. I can already smell the flames.
A woman with a secret past. A man determined to protect her. A dangerous passion that could cost them both everything.

Playing with Fire is the first in a new series of standalone novels featuring the New Hope characters Lexi Ryan fans have come to love. While you wait for Nix and Max's story, explore Love Unbound, the collection of books set in Lexi's New Hope world.
*Note: Each series can be read on its own, but for the chronology purists, the reading order is below.

I've been waiting and waiting and waiting for this book!! Max Halloway has the WORST luck with women. I mean the WORST. So when I heard he was getting a story I knew it was going to be a heartbreaker, but I was so freaking excited to know that he was going to get his HEA. And Playing with Fire gave me exactly what I wanted. IT showed Max throwing his heart on the line once more and needing a woman to put him (and his daughter) first. And Phoenix was that woman. And wowzers was their chemistry magnetic. 

Phoenix invented the term tortured past. I mean, Lexi Ryan obviously drummed up two people who need LOTS of TLC  and threw them together, who knew they'd make the ultimate perfect couple. Although, it's hard to rival Hanna and Nate, Max and Phoenix may be tied with them for my fave New Hope couple. Even after Nix's horrible, and haunting past comes back to deliver another terrifying hand, Max is still stuck to her like glue. He isn't going anywhere. But Nix has been through this hell before, she knows the dangers that exist and she can't afford to cost Max his life. It's a push and pull of exactasy, love, passion, danger, and everything in between. These two are in for a doozie. 

I will fully admit, Lexi Ryan has always written with a seedy underbelly to her characters past, but this one actually forced me to read with the light on. It got a little scary! I mean yay her for sucking me in so completely to her story, but it gave me CHILLS! The mystery/danger part aside though, Max and Nix just called to my heart. They so deserved every ounce of happiness they got and I was thrilled to experience it, it was long overdue. I will say one tiny disappointing factor was the lack of Claire, Max's daughter! I definitely wanted to see the new family dynamic and Nix and Claire interact with one another. It could have called for some VERY cute moments, but given the turn the story took, it was also heartwarming the decision Max made about Claire, and Nix's concern for her as well. I definitely wouldn't complain about a wedding for them though and a little side chapter about their life down the road. Playing with Fire is definitely a must-read and a keeper. I devoured it, and it's one of those books I wish never ended!

Happy Reading!
*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

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Set in the world of New Hope
Love Unbound: Splintered Hearts

Or read them together in the omnibus edition, Splintered Hearts: The New Hope Trilogy

Love Unbound: Here and Now
Or read them together in the omnibus edition, Here and Now: The Complete Series

Love Unbound: Reckless and Real
Or read them together in the omnibus edition, Reckless and Real: The Complete Series

Love Unbound: Mended HeartsPlaying with Fire (Nix and Max)
Meet Lexi:
Once a college English professor, I now write full time. I live in rural Indiana, where, when I’m not writing, I get to hang out with my husband and two kids–a six-year-old boy and a two-year-old hellion, er, girl. Not surprisingly, reading and writing remain my favorite activities, though both come in bits and pieces these days, not the big hunks of time I enjoyed before I had children. When I’m feeling virtuous, I like to go running (I use that word liberally. I’m really, really slow) or do yoga. Don’t worry, I’m always careful to balance out such activities with a hearty serving of ice cream or a chocolate martini.

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