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Thursday, January 23, 2014

The Fine Line by Alicia Kobishop

~The Fine Line by Alicia Kobishop~ 

Review by Tonya N
Logan Tanner and street racing, Yummy!  If you like the Fast and Furious and A Beautiful Disaster, you’re going to love A Fine Line. Olivia Evans is a 17 year old senior that has had a bout of bad luck with the men in her life leaving her. Her father left her and her mother when she was younger and the only other father figures she has had also ended up leaving. To protect herself from feeling that loss again, she decides to never have a romantic relationship with a man, to only be friends. All is going well in her plan until she meets street racer Logan Tanner. 
Logan is really something special, a bad boy with a sensitive side (awhhh) and an awesome yellow mustang (hello… muscle cars ---HOTTTT). When Liv and Logan meet you know they are destined to be something more, but with Liv being the way she is, they become great friends. Throughout the book their relationship grows strong (with some kissing) but, Liv wants to keep Logan as her friend and keeps turning down any romantic advances … not wanting to change anything because she is afraid to lose him. Logan wants more from Liv and he tries (over and over and over) to convince her they could be great together, but Liv keeps running away from it.  
Liv kind drove me a little nuts, I mean, come on… if Logan “freakin” Tanner was knockin on my drawers…I’d drop ‘em… but I guess she was just too traumatized by her mother’s failed relationships. If you want to read a great story about friendship, love, trust, sex, and street racing, this one is for you! I give this stand alone novel 4 stars.

***Excerpt *** (this is the part in the book where Liv is telling Logan she wants to be “straight up” friends and when I fell for Logan)
He turned to climb down from the balcony, but before he did, he looked at me one last time. “You know, the race thing tonight was just an excuse. I was planning on coming here to sweep you off your feet and find a way to kiss you passionately in the moonlight.” He pointed up, directing my attention to the brilliant full moon that I hadn’t noticed until now. My attraction to him seemed to have intensified in the single moment it took me to look back at him. “But I think this will be much more interesting.” 

~Tonya  

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Sweet Southern Betrayal by Robin Covington Review

Sweet Southern Betrayal ~The Boys are Back in Town Novel~

– Review By Tonya N.
The boys are definitely back in town. I loved Teague and his boys! WOW! Hot Hot Hot. This book was great, it was my first read by Robin Covington, but it won’t be my last. I read Sweet Southern Betrayal as a standalone but this book is a part of the series “The Boys are Back in Town”. Trust me, I will be reading more about the boys ;) Sweet Southern Betrayal is about Teague Elliot, a hot shot attorney who is trying to make all his political dreams come true in Washington DC, all he has to do is stay on ball and keep his eye on the prize. 
All hell breaks loose while he is away in Las Vegas for his sister and best friend’s wedding. Teague wakes up in bed with a mysterious show girl, Risa Clay. I loved Risa from the first page, she was spunky and loveable and their chemistry was great. The two of them make a pact to leave their night together in Las Vegas, and to forget about what happened, (which is okay, because Teague doesn’t remember much of it). The problem is he can’t seem to get this beautiful red head out of his thoughts. 
After Risa’s has time to think about this handsome stranger she was paid to set up,  she decides to help him and ends up double crossing the mob boss, Big Tony. In her attempt to make things right she leaves Las Vegas and ends up on Teague’s doorstep in Elliot VA where she drops a huge bomb… they are married. 
Through the twists and turns, Teague and Risa learn nothing is as it seems. In love and politics there is always betrayal, but is Teague and Risa’s relationship truly a farce or something more? Can he change his well laid out plans to include his new wife? I loved Sweet Southern Betrayal and give it 4 stars! I can’t wait to read the rest of the series.

~Tonya 

Bestselling author Robin Covington, who Robyn Carr and Carly Phillips said was their new "auto-buy author", writes sizzling hot contemporary and paranormal romance. A Night of Southern Comfort, her best-selling debut was nominated by RT Book Reviews for the 2012 Best Contemporary Romance from an Indie Press for bringing a "fresh, modern feel to the genre while still sticking to the things that get our adrenaline pumping -- sex and danger". When she's not exploring the theme of fooling around and falling in love, she's collecting tasty man candy, indulging in a little comic book geek love, and stalking Joe Manganiello.
Robin is a member of the Romance Writers of America, the Washington and Maryland Romance Writers, a faculty member at Romance University, a Goddess at The Naked Hero, and a contributor to the Happy Ever After blog at USA Today. You can find Robin on her website, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter (@RobinCovington).
She lives in Maryland with her hilarious husband, brilliant children, and ginormous puppy.

Forever & Always by Jasinda Wilder Review


Forever and Always by Jasinda Wilder
I was gifted this book for a review.
First off, what a way to write a book. The letter formation was pretty cool. Ok I loved it, with the in between things that where happening to Caden & Ever.
I really enjoyed the slow build up with their relationship, even with the instant connection through their art. While reading their letters after camp, it was refreshing to see them grow in character. Real life got in the way of writing to each other but yet they remained connected. My heart broke for Caden twice, poor boy. Even miles away Ever was still there for him. He had no choice but to grow up quickly. I was rooting for them to get together as they were truly connected in more ways than one. It ended on a cliffhanger and now I really need to go get the next book 'After Forever' I would recommend this book, such a lovely story. <3 Amy


About the Author:

NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY and WALL STREET JOURNAL bestselling author Jasinda Wilder is a Michigan native with a penchant for titillating tales about sexy men and strong women. When she's not writing, she's probably shopping, baking, or reading.
You can often find Jasinda drinking sweet red wine with frozen berries and eating a cupcake.

"Emotional. Sexy. Amazing. Jasinda Wilder's books pull you all the way in--heart and soul." ~ Bella Andre, NYT bestselling author of The Sullivans series
"Jasinda Wilder writes beautiful stories full of emotion that I have to read in one sitting. Her books will take you on an emotional journey that you will never want to end." ~ USA Today bestselling author Tara Sivec
"Jasinda writes for every woman. Heartfelt and touching, sexy and swoon-worthy, her stories sing."~ Alice Clayton, USA Today bestselling author of Wallbanger


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When I Break Cover Reveal- 1/23/14


WHEN I BREAK
Book Description:
Knox Bauer's life has unraveled to the point of no return. Fighting to fill the emptiness inside himself, he seeks solace in unfamiliar beds with unfamiliar women. As guardian to his three younger brothers, he can't seem to do a thing right. But this can't go on...they look up to him in every way and all he’s done lately is prove how messed up he really is. Needing a change, he attends a local Sex Addicts Anonymous meeting, where he finds himself tempted by the alluring instructor, McKenna.

Twenty-one year old McKenna is trying to make amends. After losing her parents in a horrific accident, she knows if she can just be good enough, maybe she can forgive herself for what happened. With her newly acquired degree in counseling, she begins leading a sex addicts group where she meets the troubled Knox and her life takes on complications she never bargained for. She doesn't have time for a bad boy who only wants to take her to bed, even if her body disagrees. The fixer in her wants to help, but trusting Knox's true motivations might take more courage than she has.

When I Break is book 1 in a new series by bestselling author Kendall Ryan. When I Surrender, book 2, will be available May 2014.

Warning: Contains a stubborn alpha male with addiction issues and loads of sexual tension between two damaged characters. Read at your own risk.

Due to mature content, it is recommended for 17+.
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Author Bio:

Kendall Ryan is the New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of the contemporary romance novels Hard to Love, Unravel Me, Make Me Yours, and Resisting Her. She’s a sassy, yet polite Midwestern gal with a deep love of books and a slight addiction to lip gloss.
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