Saturday, February 28, 2015

ARC Review- Forever in Hollywood by Jovana Rodolakis

Title:  Forever in Hollywood
Author:  Jovana Rodolakis
Publication Date:  February 18th 2015 by The Wild Rose Press, Inc.

Plot:  Marissa Pearson is ready to take on the world. That is, as long as the world isn’t confrontational. She never learned to deal with opposition, instead she runs from it. She ran from a violent boyfriend, a cheating husband, and now she’s on the run from Andrew Reed. He’s the sexy Hollywood playboy intent on nailing her down in more ways than one.

Long days on a movie set can bring people together. Soon Marissa finds herself falling for the wrong guy-- again. When Marissa’s past catches up with her, in the form of a vengeful ex, she learns the price of running. But Andrew channels the heroes he plays on-screen in order to give Marissa the strength to do the right thing.

Only when Marissa learns to face challenges thrown at her, will she also learn Andrew was the right guy all along.

 My Review 

☆ I received an ARC via the author in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ! ☆

Up to about 80% of the book, I had been really digging this read. Then it switched to Andrew’s POV (since the rest was Marissa’s) and it felt a little off kilter.

Why change the POV this late in the game?

Not to mention that hot mess of when the female protagonist’s old ex flame comes into the picture and that whole scene at the hotel ensues…

What in the world happened here? Everything just kind of fell apart. I mean, with ramifications that could lead to dire consequences if let revealed, I did understand the protagonists' freak out and why they would have to keep this occurrence a secret. But man, did it puzzle and bewilder me a bit.

Such a melancholy kind of fate, even if it was in self-defense, along with the hell that Marissa's soon to be ex-husband puts her through, let alone her and Andrew's personal pent-up insecurities that unfold throughout.

I just....Words cannot describe to what I feel to what this couple is put through regardless that they do retain their own HEA in the end.

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So over all? A good, solid read that accentuated the good and bad of what happens in life and in Hollywood.

That said, I would be totally lying if I said that I loved every part of it since I just did not agree with the turn of events leading up with Raymond is all.
But hey, that’s just my opinion guys. I’m sure you’ll have your own thoughts and or reactions.

I just wish there was more of an conclusion for Andrew and Marissa-- What happens with their relationship from there? Will Marissa ever try to go back to showbiz since it was her dream and the ultimate deal-breaker with her and her hubby (even though he broke her trust first with his infidelity) to lead to divorce? Will she and Andrew stay in Boston for a quiet life? Or in L.A. where lights, camera, action run a muck? Will they ever confess to what really went down that day to authorities? Or will it be unveiled on its own? And how will the public react to Andrew and Marissa's coveted romance?

Questions, questions... Maybe I look into things too much (or missed something along the lines), but these are some things that I wonder.

Still though, an enjoyable read even if it did have some rough patches in it for me.♥

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Jovana Rodolakis learned from a young age how important creativity and imagination were. Reading helped expand her creativity and writing became a release. She holds a degree in Biology. When she’s not writing she’s often trying to find an adventure, be it urban exploring, traveling, or random shenanigans around Los Angeles.

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Friday, February 27, 2015

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway!- Quiet Angel by Prescott Lane

Title:  Quiet Angel  
Author:  Prescott Lane
Publication Date:  February 24th 2015

Plot:  We all have that someone we can’t forget, the summer it all began, and the sleepless nights wondering what went wrong.

For Gage Montgomery, that someone is Layla Baxter. When he was 18, he took one look at the chocolate-haired bookworm with porcelain skin and knew his life would never be the same. But it all came crashing down when Layla suddenly and mysteriously disappeared from St. Simons Island -- leaving him with nothing but her angel wing pendent around his neck. For 12 long years, Gage couldn’t shake what happened, if he’s the one to blame, wondering where Layla might be. When their paths finally cross, he’s determined to get the answers he’s spent his life searching for -- and to get the girl, too. Quiet Angel is a story of hope, survival, and lost love made new again.

“I missed you, too, but you were never far.” Gage touched his shirt with the wings inside. “You were always there.” 

 My Review 

☆ I received an ARC via Soluri PR in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ☆

Quiet Angel was a cute, compelling romance that was right up my alley. It was a really sweet read of two individuals traveling at a crossroads and who meet up after a mere decade time-lapse to settle unfinished business. Or should I say feelings? Answers? And or love?

Gage and Layla were one of my more favorite bittersweet couples as I got to see their romance bloom from childhood, and how despite lost time, how it transpired 12 years into adulthood.

I really enjoyed Prescott Lane’s writing style as I got to journey with these two protagonists on their tumultuous expedition that we call life and witness Gage's awesomeness and devotedness; as well as, to discover the mystery that is Layla.

I LOVED this standalone and I really recommend it to all you hopeless romantics!

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 About the Author 


Prescott Lane is the author of First Position and her new release, Perfectly Broken. She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and graduated from Centenary College with a degree in sociology. She went on to receive her MSW from Tulane University, after which she worked with developmentally delayed and disabled children. She married her college sweetheart, and they currently live in New Orleans with their two children and two crazy dogs. Prescott started writing at the age of five, and sold her first story about a talking turtle to her father for a quarter. She later turned to writing romance novels because there aren't enough happily ever afters in real life. Connect with Prescott Lane on and

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway!- Crashing the Net (Game On in Seattle #3) by Jami Davenport

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Title:  Crashing the Net (Game On in Seattle #3)  
Author:  Jami Davenport
Publication Date: February 24th 2015 by Cedrona Enterprises
Plot:   Hockey star Cooper Black and professional party crasher Izzy Maxwell return in this sequel to Crashing the Boards.

Jealous boyfriends and glitzy parties can be a recipe for disaster. When the gorgeous yet controlling Cooper interrupts a party Izzy was paid to crash and almost ruins her career as a professional party crasher, Izzy kicks him to the curb. She learned early in life not to count on anyone, and she will not relinquish her independence, not even to a sexy-as-sin pro athlete who can melt her heart with one wink.

As the Sockeyes hockey team opens their inaugural season in Seattle, Cooper finds himself minus a girlfriend and plus a surly teenaged nephew. Cooper doesn't want to be a surrogate dad, he doesn't want to play in Seattle, and he doesn't want to be alone. He misses Izzy, but seeing her with other men at parties turns him every shade of green. Regardless, he wants her back, and he's willing to change, if only she'll give him a second chance. Aware of her precarious finances, Cooper makes an offer she can't refuse by hiring her to be responsible for his nephew when he's traveling with the team. 

Fearing Cooper isn't capable of changing his control-freak ways, Izzy resists his efforts to turn their financial arrangement into a personal relationship. He needs a sweet, docile girlfriend, and Izzy cannot be that woman. Yet, when tragedy strikes, Izzy is there when Cooper needs her the most, and love has a way of getting what it wants, no matter the circumstances.

 My Review 

☆ I received an ARC via Tasty Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ☆

Teaser #3

Those of you who have read Crashing the Boards will remember Cooper and Izzy from there.

Cooper is the captain of a popular hockey team and Izzy is a professional party crasher. They meet in an unlikely fashion and go from zero to 100 in a tumultuous, sizzling whirlwind romance!

Where we pick up in this installment, things have simmered down and Izzy wants no more to do with Cooper. After all, she can’t count on anyone but herself and she can’t be the woman he needs her to be.

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But, Cooper isn’t having that. He wants Izzy back in his life, and in his bed, and will do anything to keep her.

Teaser #5

Cooper then makes an irrefutable business proposition with Izzy and from there it’s, as you say, the rest is history!

Cooper and Izzy go throw their share of ups and downs, petty arguments, jealousies, tragedies, and revelations that shake up their entire beings and lives. It’s a combustible mix as they overcome past obscurities, bad habits, and take a second chance upon love.

I definitely recommend for you hockey fans and JamiDavenport fangirls!


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“What are you doing here?” Izzy hissed, ever mindful their voices could carry down the hallway to anyone loitering about the ballroom entrance.
“Looking for you,” Cooper growled right back while his gaze raked up and down her body clad in a form-fitting little black dress which revealed a tasteful amount of cleavage and bare thighs.
“Cooper, I told you I had to work tonight.”
He scowled and stepped toward her, backing her up until she hit the wall behind her. He put his big hands on either side of her face and leaned in. “I don’t like you hanging out with all these wealthy businessmen and athletes who’re salivating after you like tomcats on the prowl.”
“You are a wealthy athlete,” she reminded.
“Exactly,” he responded with a grimace.
“It’s just a job.” She stared up into his stormy blue eyes, forcing herself to stay on task and not get lost in those passionate depths.
“I have more than enough money to support you while you go back to school. You don’t need to do this job.”
“I love my job.” Izzy shook her head. She would never be dependent on anyone. After all, when you couldn’t trust your own parents to provide the bare minimum basics of food and shelter, why would you set yourself up to depend on anyone else?
“I don’t.” He glared down at her, his strong jaw set and his kissable mouth drawn in a firm line. If she kissed him right now, he’d forget about everything and the situation would be defused. Until next time. She gathered her strength and did what she had to do. For herself, her sanity, and her business.
“You, buster—” she jabbed her finger in his hard chest. “Do not get a vote.”
He ground his jaw. She cringed at the thought of what that’d do to his implants if he kept it up.
“Cooper, please—”
“This isn’t working. I can’t live like this, not knowing where you are and what you’re doing.”
“You know where I am. I tell you what parties we’re crashing.”
“Yeah, but I worry about you.” Concern softened the anger in his eyes, but judging by his clenched fists, it still bubbled beneath the surface even as he fought to control it.
“There’s nothing to worry about.” Izzy sighed. She wouldn’t quit this job. Number one, she loved it. Number two, it supported her three younger sisters and their college tuitions. Number three, Cooper would not take away her ability to control her present or future.
“You don’t know these people.”
“I don’t have to know them. It’s not like I’m going to establish a relationship with any of them.”
“You did with me.” He pointed out the fact that they’d met at a party her company, the Party Crashers, had been hired to crash over a month ago.
“That was the only time that happened.” She lifted her head and glared at him. “Is that what this is all about? You don’t trust me?”

A muscle ticked in Cooper’s square, stubbled jaw, and his face hardened to stone. That was all the answer she needed.

 About the Author 

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USA Today Bestselling Author Jami Davenport writes sexy contemporary and sports romances, including her two new indie endeavors: the Game On in Seattle Series and the Madrona Island Series. Jami lives on a small farm near Puget Sound with her Green Beret-turned-plumber husband, a Newfoundland cross with a tennis ball fetish, a prince disguised as an orange tabby cat, and an opinionated Hanoverian mare. She works in computer support in her day job and juggles too many balls, but she wouldn't have it any other way.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Blog Tour Promo & Giveaway!- An Indecent Proposal by J.C. Reed & Jackie Steele

An Indecent Proposal by J.C. Reed & Jackie Steele

Release date: February 23rd, 2015

It was supposed to be easy. 
Hire a professional actor to play my fake fiancé. 
But when he steps in front of my door to pick me up for The Interview, my heart stops. Chase Wright is perfect. And hot. I mean like, burn up your dress hot. However, Chase isn't professional at all. I hate what he does to me with his sinfully sexy blue eyes. I hate that he wants me in his bed. 

One month…that’s all I need him for. All I have to do is stay out of his bed. But the rules slowly begin to change. My fake fiancé suddenly becomes my fake husband. When Chase offers me an indecent proposal, it's too late to fire him. It's too late to decline. 

Full-length novel. Includes free prequel novella THAT GUY.

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Blog Tour Review- Command Me (Royals Saga, #1) & Conquer Me (Royals Saga, #2) by Geneva Lee

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“I am blown away by the series!! Ladies, you need to read this!! It’s like crack!! The Prince is one kinky f*#ker and I loved it !!”
-Schemxy Girls Book Blog

“If I didn’t already love his royal domineering a*$, I would have fallen for him here. I can’t wait for the final book.”
-Cocktails and Books

Title: Command Me (Royals Saga, #1)
Author: Geneva Lee
Genre:  Adult Contemporary
Publication Date: May 5th 2014 by Westminster Press
Plot:  When he kissed me, I was shocked. He was a stranger and still so familiar. It wasn't until I woke up to my picture splashed on the cover of tabloids that I realized I knew who he was.

Prince Alexander of Cambridge.

Royal bad boy.

Exiled heir to the throne.

He isn't Prince Charming. He's controlling. He's demanding. He's dangerous. And I can't say no to him.

We both have secrets—secrets that could tear us apart or drive us closer together—and as the paparazzi exposes each one, I have to decide just how far I'm willing to go for King and Country.

For readers 18 and up due to mature, erotic scenarios.

 My Review 

☆ I received an RC via AToMR PR in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ! ☆

Command Me is the introduction to Geneva Lee’s patented Royals Saga trilogy. I’ve always loved reading books with badboys and royalty, but what really caught me was a prince and a commoner indulging in a tumultuous affair. It’s so much as a questionable as it is dangerous terrain to tread on.

So what’s this story all about?—Upon graduating from university, American gal, Clara travels to London to celebrate. While there, she meets, sexy, enigmatic Alexander and from there the two share an uncanny kiss and connection.

That is, until she finds out his true identity! After all-- Alexander, or "X," is the radical next air in line to the throne of England!

From there on out, Clara and X embark on a risky relationship where at any point could lead to oppositions and scandals. But that doesn’t stop them or cease Clara's desire to get to know this rough around the edges, perplexing man she's falling in love with.

Alexander wants to own her. Command her. And yet, he wants her hidden away as his dirty little secret.

#A phenomenal start filled with tension, mystery, and unexpected twists and turns from both Alexander and Clara!


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 Title: Conquer Me (Royals Saga, #2)  Author: Geneva Lee
Genre:  Adult Contemporary
Publication Date: November 11th 2014 by Westminster Press
Plot:  Alexander had the world at his feet and me on my knees until secrets tore us apart.
I should stay away from him. I should run. But I'm addicted to the pleasure and the pain.
He warned me about his dark side...about his past. But I have a dark side, too. Together we'll conquer our demons...if we don't destroy each other first.
Love doesn't always conquer all, but it can Conquer Me.

 My Review 

☆ I received an RC via AToMR PR in exchange for an honest review. Thank you! ! ☆


Conquer Me is bk2 of the Royals Saga trilogy. Here, it takes off right after bk1 left off with Clara’s departure from Alexander’s "X" service.

Months later, and still heartbroken as ever, both find themselves back in each other’s arms but in more hot water than ever.

As stipulations and external forces against them rise, so does the darkness in X become an ever more presence in his and Clara’s relationship.

How can an ordinary foreigner and the heir to the English throne make a go at something real with family, shifting politics, and the public eye in the midst?

Will X and Clara be able to rise against obligations, doubts, old hurts and scars, and the obstacles that are about to unravel before them? Will they be able to conquer and silence the white noise in the background that threatens to tear them apart? Or will it be the victor that destroys them both?

#A wonderful, sexy follow up that left me at edge and fanning myself with the amount of edgy and steamy moments Ms. Geneva Lee implements through this extraordinary read. I really felt that both X and Clara’s characters grow throughout this novel as they learn more about the other and are really pushed to their limits in what’s to come.

I can’t wait to get my grabby hands on the third and final installment, Crown Me, and to see where the pieces finally lie in the heart-stopping conclusion. What will become of this unlikely duo?—the prince and his American girl?

We’ll just have to one click it on the retailer of your convenience to find out!!


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Geneva Lee is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contem- porary romance. She lives in Kansas City with her family.

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