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New Release Review! PLAYING HOUSE by Amy Andrews (Sydney Smoke Rugby #5)

Playing House by Amy Andrews Blurb: Eleanor is content with her boring life—mostly. She’s even fine being the quirky sister in a bevy of beauties. So imagine her surprise when one of her brother’s Sydney Smoke mates hits on her at an engagement party. Her. The weird sister, who wears vintage dresses and prefers her books to parties. Bodie is shocked the next morning to find the soft, sexy virgin who seduced him with corsets is his best friend’s little sister. If he could kick his own ass, he would. And two months later, she’s got an even bigger surprise…

New Release Review: RECKLESS HEARTS by Heather Van Fleet (Reckless Hearts #1)

Reckless Hearts by Heather Van Fleet Synopsis: Between boot camp and two TOD’s in Iraq, my buddies Max, Gavin and me have been through some serious hell. So the last thing I ever expected was to find the biggest challenge of my life back home. My girlfriend died. I couldn’t even attend her funeral, let alone tell her goodbye or that I’m sorry I wasn’t there like I should’ve been. But she left me a gift. The best and scariest one I could’ve ever asked for. One I didn’t think I could handle…until the day I saw her tiny blues…

New Release Review! CRASHED OUT by Tessa Bailey (Made in Jersey #1)

Crashed Out by Tessa Bailey Synopsis: His inspiration. His torment. And his temptation… Jasmine Taveras is the reason Sarge Purcell grabbed his six-string and bailed the hell out of New Jersey four years ago. She’s the fuel for every song he’s ever written-each one laced with bitter, hard-edged, hungry lust. Now, with his hugely successful band is on temporary hiatus, Sarge is determined to prove to Jasmine that this “kid” turned into every inch the man she’s always needed… Men are slim pickings for a single factory girl in Hook, New Jersey…until tall, broad-shouldered hotness walks-or rather storms-into Jasmine’s life.…

New Release Spotlight! Exposing the Heiress by Jennifer Alpodaca (Once a Marine #3)

Book 3 in the Once a Marine series, out now! Title: Exposing the Heiress Author: Jennifer Apodaca Publisher: Entangled Ignite Genre: Romantic Suspense Format: Kindle This Marine will protect her at all costs… When wealthy heiress Alyssa Brooks finds out her stepfather has been paying her fiancé to marry her, she’s humiliated and betrayed. She quickly breaks the  engagement, only to be blackmailed by her now ex­fiancé, who threatens both  Alyssa and the son she gave up for adoption. With nowhere to go, she turns to the  one man she can trust. Former Marine sniper Hunter Reece’s lethal skills could save Alyssa’s life. But his little sister’s best friend has turned into a woman, who is an irresistible mix of secrets and sexiness. And while Hunter can trust himself to protect her, he can’t  trust himself to keep his attraction hidden…or even pretend to be the man that  Alyssa remembers. Because the only way to keep the lovely heiress safe is to become the one thing he  knows she could never love…a killer. Goodreads     Amazon     Barnes & Noble   About the author: Award winning author Jennifer Apodaca grew up in Southern California and met her very own hero at the dog pound. She worked there, he came in on business, and  it was puppy love. They married and had three wonderful sons. While her husband worked on his master’s degree, Jen did the mom thing by day  and went to college at night with the intention of pursuing a marketing degree. But  her true passion was writing. With time at a premium, she had to make a choice. Choosing writing, and with the full support of her husband, she poured herself into  her dream. A mere eight years later, she published her first book DATING CAN  BE MURDER. In her career, Jen has written a fun and sexy mystery series and a  variety of contemporary romances. Taking the pen name of Jennifer Lyon, she  also created a dark, sizzling paranormal series, and most recently, The Plus One  Chronicles, an emotional and sexy adult contemporary series. Jen has achieved many of her dreams except for attaining a selfcleaning house, a  latte delivery service, and finding the holy grail of nonfattening wine and  chocolate. She can live with those disappointments as long as she can keep writing  the stories she loves to share with readers. For more information, visit Jennifer’s website.      

Book Review: Home to Whiskey Creek by Brenda Novak (Book four of the Whiskey Creek series)

Title: Home to Whiskey Creek Author: Brenda Novak Series: Whiskey Creek Genre: contemporary romance Published: 2013 Pages: 294 Format read: ebook Rating: C- The fourth Whiskey Creek novel, Home to Whiskey Creek, is Noah Rackham’s story. Noah is a professional mountain bike racer, but he also owns a bike shop in Whiskey Creek where he spends his off season time. He’s been in the series thus far as one of the group of friends that meet at the coffee shop every Friday—the one whose in-the-closet best friend Baxter is secretly (not so secretly, as it turns out, to everyone in the…

Book Review: Lions, Tigers, and Sexy Bears, Oh My! By Candace Havens

Title: Lions, Tigers, and Sexy Bears, Oh My! Author: Candace Havens Genre: paranormal romance Published: 2013 Rating: 2 1/2 stars Heiress Ainsely McLeon is in trouble…someone’s trying to kill her, and the remaining members of her family may—or may not be involved. She’s escaped LA to arrive in the middle of Montana, where she promptly plows her new POS truck into a tree. During a blizzard. While trying to prevent hitting a tiger that had been standing in the middle of the road. Yeah, not her finest hour; nor, possibly, her sanest. Now she needs two thousand dollars to fix…

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