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Book Review and New Release: Sweet Treason by Gail Ranstrom

Title: Sweet Treason Author: Gail Ranstrom Genre: Historical romantic suspense Published: 2013 Pages: 250 Format read: ebook Rating: C+ Emily Nevins is weeks away from her twenty-fifth birthday, when she’ll finally come into her inheritance and be able to fully take care of the land she’s been managing on her own for seven years already. The trustee her father had put in charge of funds, Mr. Dodge, has proven himself less than trustworthy, and Emmy’s been reduced to smuggling and selling off her dead mother’s jewels in order to survive. If she can just make it to her next birthday, though, she’ll have a chance of…

Book Blitz and Giveaway! The Billionaire Banker by Georgia Le Carre

It was meant to be a simple arrangement.  Sex for money.  But she made a mistake and now his life will never be the same. Synopsis: When Lana Bloom learns the devastating news that her mother is dying, she is faced with a terrible dilemma.  The one thing that can save her is the one thing she does not have.  For young and innocent Lana, the unthinkable becomes her only choice. But when she walks through the door of that exclusive restaurant she has no idea of the seismic shift her life is about to take, for the highest bidder…

My Favorite NA, Part 2: Dare You To by Katie McGarry (Book two in the Pushing the Limits series)

  Title: Dare You To Author: Katie McGarry Series: Pushing the Limits Genre: New adult, contemporary romance Published: 2013 Pages: 456 Format read: ebook Rating: A I wanted to read this book because I enjoyed the first book in this series (Pushing the Limits) so much, but at the same time wasn’t convinced it could get as high of a rating from me, because I wasn’t all that fond of Beth’s character in the other book. She was prickly and difficult, and really hard to love–especially since she was always so critical of Echo, one of Limits’ two protagonists. I was more than pleasantly surprised, then, to…

My Favorite NA Series: Katie McGarry’s Pushing the Limits (Reviews of books 1 and 1.5)

I was insanely excited when book three in this series–Crash Into You–became available on NetGalley. The three days until my request was approved were some of the longest days I’ve lived through in a while. I’ve got it now, though, and will be reading it really, really SOON. In the meantime, everyone who hasn’t read them already has plenty of time to get caught up in the series before Isiah’s story comes out on November 26! Title: Pushing the Limits Author: Katie McGarry Series: Pushing the Limits Genre: New adult, contemporary romance Published: 2012 Pages: 392 Format read: audiobook Rating: A Blurb: No one knows what happened…

Book Review and New Release: Outback Affair by Annie Seaton (Book three in the Affair novel series)

Title: Outback Affair Author: Annie Seaton Series: Affair novels Genre: contemporary romance Published: 2013 Pages: 172 Format read: ebook Rating: B+ Outback Affair is another solid entry in Annie Seaton’s Affair novel series. Youngest brother Alex, who suffered a terrible tragedy in book two (Italian Affair), finally gets his chance at a HEA. As a bonus, we also get a (it’s brief, but it’s there!) look at what is going on with the heroes and heroines of the other two books in the series–including an adorable scene with two new additions to the family! American journalist Jessica Trent hates her current job, and takes off to the…

New Release and Giveaway! Her Accidental Boyfriend by Robin Bielman (Book two in the Secret Wishes series)

 Happy Book Birthday to Robin Bielman’s Her Accidential Boyfriend! Don’t forget to enter the Rafflecopter drawing at the bottom of this post for a gorgeous bracelet just like the ones HAB’s heroine Kagan makes!   Her Accidental Boyfriend by Robin Bielman About the book: Faking it with this flirt never felt so real… Kagan Owens has a secret. One she thought she’d escaped by leaving New York, but when her past follows her to her temporary new life, Kagan lets a teeny lie slip. And now the town’s biggest playboy and flirt, Shane Sullivan, has become her pretend boyfriend–just until…

Release Day Blitz! Crash Into Me by Tracy Wolff

Entangled Brazen has a new title out today–Crash Into Me by Tracy Wolff.  Read on for buy links, and an excerpt exclusive to the Launch Day Blitz!   Crash Into Me by Tracy Wolff She’s totally off limits, but this rocker wants a taste… Jamison Matthews has lusted after Ryder Montgomery since she was a preteen. But now that Ryder and her brother’s band, Shaken Dirty, has made it huge, she’s just one of many pining for the brooding lead singer. Too bad Ryder still sees her as a little sister. Not that it matters. Her brother would never allow it,…

Molly O’Keefe’s WILD CHILD Blog Hop and Giveaways!

Molly O’Keefe (author of the Crooked Creek Ranch series: Can’t Buy Me Love, Crazy Thing Called Love, and Can’t Hurry Love) has a new title out on October 29! Join in on the fun with her Blog Hop and don’t forget to enter to win in both of the Rafflecopter drawings below before heading to the next stop! Blurb: Perfect for readers of Susan Elizabeth Phillips and Rachel Gibson, this sizzling romance tells the story of a sexy small-town mayor and a notorious “bad girl,” who discover that home really is where the heart is. Monica Appleby is a woman with…

Book Review and New Release: A Very Scandalous Holiday (A historical holiday anthology)

Title: A Very Scandalous Holiday Authors: Nancy Fraser, Soophia Garrett, Amber Lin, and Christa McHugh Genre: holiday-themed historical romance anthology Will be published: October 14, 2013 Pages: 248 Format read: ebook Rating: B to A (A- average for collection) A Very Scandalous Holiday is a fun collection of holiday-themed historical romances, with two British Regency-era-ish stories acting as bookends for a World War II and 1920s era romance in between. There isn’t a bad story in the bunch, but I definitely have favorites! Letters at Christmas by Amber Lin is the first story in the collection. Sidony Harbeck has to deal with the return of her former lover,…

Week in Review: What I’m Reading (10-11-2013)

While watching the latest version of Emma with Mini Moe #2 to get ready for the first two episodes of Emma Approved (latest offering from Pemberley Digital, the lovely people who brought us The Lizzie Bennett Diaries), I was suddenly struck with an idea for my NaNo novel. (This is huge, because it usually doesn’t happen until panic mode has set in, somewhere around October 31st. If at all.) For whatever reason, I was fixated on Jane Fairfax this time around, and just how rotten Frank Churchill treats her. To be fair, it does usually bother me, but this time I…

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