Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Matchmaker's Replacement by Rachel Van Dyken


Wingman rule number two: never reveal how much you want them. 
 Lex hates Gabi. Gabi hates Lex. But, hey, at least the hate is mutual, right? All Lex has to do is survive the next few weeks training Gabi in all the ways of Wingmen Inc. and then he can be done with her. But now that they have to work together, the sexual tension and fighting is off the charts. He isn’t sure if he wants to strangle her or throw her against the nearest sturdy table and have his way with her. But Gabi has a secret, something she’s keeping from not just her best friend but her nemesis too. Lines are blurred as Lex becomes less the villain she’s always painted him to be…and starts turning into something more. Gabi has always hated the way she’s been just a little bit attracted to him—no computer-science major should have that nice of a body or look that good in glasses—but “Lex Luthor” is an evil womanizer. He’s dangerous. Gabi should stay far, far away. Then again, she’s always wanted a little danger.

Lex and Gabi!
I knew something was going on, but just couldn't put my finger on it. I couldn't wait to find out!

Lex Luthor... villain or superhero? What do you think?

We meet Lex and Gabi in book 1 of the Wingmen Series.

Their relationship can only be described as... frenemies??!!

There's a fine line between love and hate.. and that line here... was Ian!

This was a funny and light, easy going book. 
Lots of hysterical banter between the characters.
There's also an underlying friendship and love that carried throughout the book that I really enjoyed.

"And the damsel fell for the villain. Write that, Disney."

Amazon US / UK

Friday, July 22, 2016

Bossman by Vi Keeland

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The first time I met Chase Parker, I didn’t exactly make a good impression.
I was hiding in the bathroom hallway of a restaurant, leaving a message for my best friend to save me from my awful date.
He overheard and told me I was a bitch, then proceeded to offer me some dating advice.
So I told him to mind his own damn business—his own tall, gorgeous, full-of-himself damn business—and went back to my miserable date.
When he walked by my table, he smirked, and I watched his arrogant, sexy ass walk back to his date.
I couldn’t help but sneak hidden glances at the condescending jerk on the other side of the room.  Of course, he caught me on more than one occasion, and winked.
When the gorgeous stranger and his equally hot date suddenly appeared at our table, I thought he was going to rat me out.
But instead, he pretended we knew each other and joined us—telling elaborate, embarrassing stories about our fake childhood.
My date suddenly went from boring to bizarrely exciting.
When it was over and we parted ways, I thought about him more than I would ever admit, even though I knew I’d never see him again.
I mean, what were the chances I’d run into him again in a city with eight million people?
Then again…
What were the chances a month later he’d wind up being my new sexy boss?

Bravo, again, Vi Keeland!
Vi has delivered another delicious, cheeky, smoldering piece of man!
Chase is so sexy, demanding and funny.

I really enjoyed the way they met and the things that came out of his mouth on the fly!
O.M.G.  I laughed out loud several times.

I love the way the story flows. The back and forth timeline was easy to follow and done just right. 
The entire story is sexy, funny and adorable.
There was also added sadness and grief on both sides, but there's nothing added for sake of drama in Vi's books. Everything is perfectly placed for a reason. 

I am definitely adding Bossman to one of my favorites!!

Amazon US / UK

Monday, July 11, 2016

Steadfast (True North, #2) by Sarina Bowen

Steadfast (True North, #2)

She’s the only one who ever loved him—and the only one he can never have.

Jude lost everything one spring day when he crashed his car into an apple tree on the side of the road. A man is dead, and there's no way he can ever right that wrong. He’d steer clear of Colebury, Vermont forever if he could. But an ex-con in recovery for his drug addiction can’t find a job just anywhere.

For Sophie Haines, coming face to face with the man who broke her heart is gut-wrenching. Suddenly, he’s everywhere she turns. It’s hard not to stare at how much he’s changed. The bad boy who used to love her didn’t have big biceps and sun-kissed hair. And he’d never turn up volunteer in the church kitchen.

She knows it’s foolish to yearn for the man who returned all the heartsick letters she wrote him in prison. But the looks he sends her now speak volumes.

No one wants to see Sophie and Jude back together, least of all Sophie's police chief father. But it's a small town. And forbidden love is a law unto itself.

I was intrigued by Jude in book 1 and am so happy to have had his story told. His journey was definitely a tough one.

This book is sweet and sad. It's a second chance romance with a mysterious feel to it. I was trying to put the pieces together myself!!

Jude struggled to get back to a normal life after prison. Add to that rehab and moving back to the town where it all went wrong didn't make for an easy task.

I enjoyed the connection these two had. Despite the incredible obstacles and pain they went through, their love never waned. 

Jude's life and story is so very different than Griff's, and I greatly enjoyed the inclusion of all the characters from book 1 and how everyone's lives just intertwine with each other's. 

Amazon US / UK

Aced by Brooke Blaine and Ella Frank


From Ella Frank’s Sunset Cove series and Brooke Blaine’s L.A. Liaisons series comes a scorchingly hot novel that blends humor, passion, and romance.

What happens when these two worlds collide?

Ace Locke is Hollywood’s hottest action hero. Women across the globe fling their panties in his direction, but Ace isn’t interested in those—he’s more of a boxer briefs kind of guy. Specifically, those of the nearly naked male model on a billboard he drives past every day.

Though he recently made headlines for his public coming out, Ace is wary about pursuing a relationship, fearing what the court of public opinion will do to his career. But there’s something in the model’s expression that intrigues him and has him wondering what if?

Dylan Prescott just scored his biggest modeling campaign yet. One that has him plastered all over L.A. in not much more than what he was born with. And when he’s cast in Ace’s latest blockbuster, it puts him in close proximity to his ultimate fantasy.

Outwardly confident, Dylan has no problem with his sexuality or his pretty-boy looks, and uses both to his advantage to get what he wants. And what he wants is the impossible—Ace Locke.

Dylan and Ace!!!!!! H.O.T.

Everyone knows how big an Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine fan I am!! 
When I heard a book with both Dylan and Ace was on its way... I squealed like a 13 year old girl at a Justin Bieber concert!! Seriously!!

I fell in love with Ace in Hooker and was beyond excited to get his story. He was everything I wanted him to be. Commanding, larger than life presence, but at the same time, sweet, charismatic and romantic.
Dylan we meet in Devil's Kiss. He's the hottie surfer turned model. "Marky Mark" Ace labels him.
He is delicious. He is also sweet, charismatic and oh so sexy.

There's a reference to Pretty Woman in this book. Funny, I know, but I loved it. There's so many books nowadays that always have the poor little sweet heroine being swept off her feet by the big, powerful almighty hero who sends her on shopping sprees, buys her a car and they live happily ever after! I loathe that! When it's done incorrectly.
This time it was done correctly. Yes, I know there's two heroes here, and it wasn't a total Pretty Woman thing, but when you read it, you'll understand what I'm saying. I loved that part.

These characters are perfect for each other. They were sweet and naive at times, like virgins! Learning from each other for the first time. On the other hand, they were also assertive, adventurous and oh so damn hot!!!!

I must say... one part in particular though...  These gals know how to write a steamy, panty-melting scene!!!

All I can say is... please hurry with the next book!! I NEED more Ace and Dylan!!!!

Amazon  US /  UK

No Pants Required by Kim Karr

I, Makayla Alexander, am on a mission to reinvent myself. So when a super hot guy boards the plane and flashes his rock hard abs, I pay attention. When he sits next to me and offers me his nuts, I can’t resist. But when I choke on them and he tells me I need to work on my gag reflex, I realize I might be in over my head. 

Before I know it we’re in the lavatory and attempting to join the Mile High Club. Let me just say this...anyone who tells you it’s easy to get it on at 37,000 feet isn’t telling you the truth. After the flight attendant busts us for getting frisky in the air, the only thing that can ease my total and complete mortification is the simple fact that I am never going to see him again. 

Hours later, I can’t help but wonder if fate will ever allow me to become a new version of myself. 

Because Fate, she’s a fickle bitch. 

Case in seatmate is my new next-door neighbor. 

Even with the whole fate thing we have going on, we are so not meant to be together. He’s all cool and sexy in that make love not war kind of way. Guys like him are dangerous. With that bring-you-to-your-knees body, that handsome-as-hell face, and that dirty, dirty mouth, I guarantee one glance from him wets every girl's bikini bottoms. 

And then there’s me…the quirky girl looking to find herself in California. All I want to do is learn to let loose. Say words like peace and groovy. Bury my toes in the sand. Who knows, maybe even have sex on the beach. 

Unable to get him out of my head, I entertain the thought of being more than just friends. I know the idea is absurd. And yet, I go with it. You see Camden Waters gets me. Really gets me. Like no other guy has before. 

On this 7-mile stretch of paradise, I decide to keep things simple and just have fun...that is until fate decides to screw with me, again. 

Can two people hell-bent on finding themselves realize the search should have ended the day they met? Find out in No Pants Required—a sexy, funny, romantic stand-alone, that will have you hurrying to grab your bathing suit and rushing to the beach to check out every lifeguard on duty.

This story was cute, funny, frisky and sexy. 

Cam was adorable! 
I enjoyed all the sexual innuendo and banter between the two.

To be honest, I was expecting a little bit of a Baywatch thing, but that's not what I got. In fact, there wasn't necessarily too much about Cam being a lifeguard. Maybe a couple of scenes, but as far as the overall feel of the book, that's not what it was about.

This was an awakening of sorts. Discovering who you are and what you want out of life, while living it! Go for it! Be flirty, be silly. Check off that bucket list and experience all life has to offer!
Did that sound heavy? It's not. In fact it's a very light and easy going read. 

If you're looking for a funny and sexy beach read... you've found your book! 

Amazon US / UK

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