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Blog Tour & Review: Filthy Player by Stacey Lynn

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The Cover: I like this cover, I think it would be even better if it showed the model’s face but I really like the stance and the vibe it gives off to the viewer. B+

Basics: Filthy Player was released on October 9th 2017 and is 261 pages long. Genre wise Filthy Player belongs to sports, sports romance, contemporary romance. 

Description:  The Raleigh Rough Riders are back, and this time Super Bowl Quarterback Beaux Hale finds himself playing the most important game of his life.

Every woman knows Beaux Hale is nothing but a player. Yet the first time he walks into Paige Halloway’s restaurant and flashes his sexy grin, she feels a heat between them spark. Too bad he opens his mouth and ruins it.

He may think his money, fame, and sexy looks will attract any woman—but he’s wrong.

Paige doesn’t have time for a man. She’s too busy keeping a roof over her head and taking care of her father to care about relationships.

Lucky for Beaux, he’s a man who’s ready to use all the plays at his disposal. He didn’t bring his team a Super Bowl victory by giving up at the first block in his path—and Paige Halloway has just become his new long-game.

Beaux also knows that sometimes, in order to win and claim your prize, you have to get a little bit filthy.

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Overall thoughts: I was really happy and a bit shocked at how much I enjoyed Filthy Player! I am not a big sports (especially football) person so I didn’t know what to expect but I was pleasantly surprised. Stacey Lynn is seriously one of the best authors to mix real life issues with contemporary romance. I read so many romance books and although I enjoy and love them…a lot of what happens in those books doesn’t happen in real life. That is okay because that’s the whole point of reading, to forget real life and dream for a bit, but it’s also nice to read something and know that what’s going on in the book is real life.

Paige is a great leading lady, she’s driven, loyal and hardworking woman who just wants to make ends meet and take care of her Dad. She’s given up a lot for her Dad but she doesn’t mind taking care of him and I really just adored her for being so protective over her dad. Beau is perfection, he is literally every woman’s dreamboat in one way or another. Some people like cocky, silly men while others like the rich, athletically fit men and there are some readers who just want to read about a character that is caring and understanding. Well…Beaux is a combination of those three traits. 

Paige and Beaux have great chemistry and I really enjoyed reading about them. Paige had so many responsibility and it was hard for her to really let herself have fun or settle down. Beaux wanted that for her and I just really liked the book’s flow of their relationship and how he really tried to make things work between them. 

Filthy Player has seriously been one of my favorite reads for the end of 2017 and I’m excited to read the rest of the Rough Riders series! 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Favorite Quotes: “I’d have my hands full with this woman. Good thing I had big hands.” -Beau
“You’re crazy! And I fucking love you! “Fucking love me? Or love fucking me?” “Yes.” “I love you too. Forever.” -Paige & Beau.

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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About the Author: Stacey Lynn currently lives in Minnesota with her husband and four children. When she’s not conquering mountains of laundry and fighting a war against dust bunnies and cracker crumbs, you can find her playing with her children, curled up on the couch with a good book, or on the boat with her family enjoying Minnesota’s beautiful, yet too short, summer.

She lives off her daily pot of coffee, can only write with a bowlful of Skittles nearby, and has been in love with romance novels since before she could drive herself to the library.

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Release Blitz & Review: Racer by Katy Evans

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The Cover: I am in love with this cover. If you’ve read my reviews before you know how much book covers mean to me. Book covers are sometimes what gets people to buy books when a cover doesn’t relate to the characters or story it drives me up the wall. That isn’t the case for this book, Racer’s cover is perfection and matches him 100% A+

Basics: Racer was released on September 28th 2017 and is 358 pages long. Racer is a standalone but does related to Katy Evans’ series The Real series. Genre wise Racer belongs to standalone and contemporary romance. 

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Description: A bad boy with something to prove.
A woman with a mission.
The race of their lives.
The love of a lifetime.

I don’t think his parents expected him to live up to his name—Racer Tate—but once he felt the adrenaline rush behind the wheel, he was addicted.

He’s the fastest, fiercest driver around.
Scouting new talent brings me to his doorstep… but his smile sends me to my knees.

The sexy, mysterious Racer Tate is not the kind of man a girl like me falls for. He’s secretive, reckless, elusive. But his proximity pushes me beyond reason, and his kiss….

This is our last chance to win, and he is our only hope. I’m supposed to watch him—make sure he doesn’t get into trouble. But it’s an impossible task. And now the one in heart wrenching, toe-curling, soul-crushing trouble is me. Because when your heart belongs to someone, their truths become your own, and their secrets become your salvation…or your curse. 

He says he wants me. He says I’m the One. But he also thinks he’ll break my heart, one piece at a time until it’s gone.

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Overall thoughts: I loved this book. No seriously Racer is in the running for my favorite book of the year, it was THAT good. Real by Katy Evans was my first book of hers and I immediately fell in love with Remy and Real’s wonderful story. Honestly I love all of Katy Evans’ books with all my heart and soul, but Real and Racer will always hold a special place in my heart. My entire life I have struggled with depression and anxiety and three years ago I was diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. 

For a long time I didn’t think anyone would ever love me because of my mental illnesses and it’s taken me a long time but I am able to function and fight against my darkness. But reading a book with a character that is bipolar finding love/is afraid no one will return their love because they are mentally ill just spoke to me so much. I feel so close to Remy and Racer because we share the same thoughts and every day is a struggle for us. But we’re fighters and even though they are just fictional characters, they mean the world to me. 

Racer is an amazing character, I didn’t think anyone could come close to Remy (his father) but leave it to his son to edge him out of winning the race. Racer is a standalone but relates to The Real series. Racer is without a doubt Remy’s son but honestly Racer is his own character too. He’s headstrong, confident, caring, determined and he’s a man with something to prove. Lana is a woman with something to prove too and what I find out absolutely enchanting with Racer and Lana’s relationship is the fact they both were trying to find their way in the world and it took them coming together to figure things out. 

Their chemistry is insane, Katy Evans has written some amazing, steamy scenes between her characters before but holy cow…Lana and Racer deserve their own award. I loved Racer so much; the story, the characters…everything about this book was magical from start to end and may be a little cheesy but Racer really does give you the race of a lifetime with this wonderful book. I am dubbing Racer my most recommended book of the year!

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Favorite Quotes: “You going because you want to race, or you want the girl?” “Both. I’m racing; and I want the girl.” -Remy and Racer

“I’m sort of your boss, Racer. You can’t play games with me.” “I’m going to be your man. You better not play games with me.” -Lana and Racer

“Patience I hear my father say. Rome wasn’t built in a day…and nobody said it was easy to fall in love with a Tate.” -Racer

“But Lana and me…what we have. This love is real.” -Racer

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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About the Author: Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

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Release Blitz & Review: Scandalous by LJ Shen

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The Cover: I like the vibe of the cover and the cover of the title with seahorse but I actually am not a fan of the cover model. He wasn’t what I envisioned when I imagined Trent but that’s just my personal opinion. Either way the cover is still great and gets a B+ from me. 

Basics: Scandalous was released on September 21st 2017, book four of the Sinners of Saint series and is 315 pages long. Genre wise Scandalous belongs to standalone and contemporary romance. 

Description:  They call him The Mute for a reason.
Hard, cold and calculated, he rarely speaks.
When he does, it’s with disdain. When he does, his words aren’t meant for me.

When he does, my stomach flips and my world tilts on its axis.
He is thirty-three. I am eighteen.
He’s a single dad and my father’s business partner.
I’m just a kid to him and his enemy’s daughter.
He’s emotionally unavailable. And I am…feeling. Feeling things I shouldn’t feel for him.
Trent Rexroth is going to break my heart. The writing isn’t just on the wall, it’s inked on my soul.
And yet, I can’t stay away.
A scandal is the last thing my family needs. But a scandal is what we’re going to give them. And oh, what a beautiful chaos it will be.

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Overall thoughts: To be honest with you, I had a REALLY hard time getting into this series. Even reading several of these books as standalones I just couldn’t get into them! My first book was Vicious and honestly I hated it! I didn’t like the main guy at all and just felt really disgusted and disappointed throughout the entire book. However I am not a quitter when it comes to books people! So I gave this series another try and read Dean’s book, Ruckus Book Three of Sinners of Saint. I’m so glad I did because it made me want to pick up Scandalous and I’m so thankful I gave this series another chance.

 I adored Scandalous! It was such a great read and I loved the story! Edie and Trent are one of my favorite couples of the year and I seriously have a small obsession with them. There is something well (pardon the pun) scandalous about a younger woman being with an older man, add a kid to that mix and well things always seem to get interesting. There were lots of moments where I had to stop reading because my heart wouldn’t stop going crazy over these two! It’s just one of the things where you are reading something and you know, YOU JUST KNOW something either wonderful amazing or excruciating embarrassing is going to happen to the characters and that’s how I felt when reading Scandalous. But in a very good way!  I really loved this book and Edie and Trent are in the running for the hottest chemistry of the year. 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Favorite Quotes: “Oh, I’m not your boyfriend sweetheart.” “Then what are you?” “Your undoing.” 

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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About the Author: L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.

Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets peoples’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.

She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.

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Release Blitz & Review: Breaching the Contract by Chantal Fernando

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The Cover: I think this cover is perfect for the story and setting of the book. It’s sassy but there’s obvious sexual tension which just makes the cover look alive. I love it! A+

Basics: Breaching the Contract was released on September 18th 2017, published by Pocket and is 130 pages long. Genre wise Breaching the Contract is  romance, contemporary romance and novella.

Description: New York Times bestselling author Chantal Fernando returns with a brand new series about a brigade of lawyers who, despite being bad boys at heart, always end up just on the right side of the law.

Katerina Dawson knows exactly what she wants from life. And as the new associate at the top law firm in the city, she’s ready to live out her dreams of becoming a criminal lawyer. But going on coffee runs and babysitting kids during the day was definitely not what she had in mind. She knows that anyone else would kill to be in her shoes, but she has to draw the line somewhere. That’s easier said than done, though, when Kat has to confront her handsome boss…

Tristan Channing and Jaxon Bentley run a successful law firm together and the two partners couldn’t be busier right now. When Jaxon suddenly takes a leave of absence, Tristan begrudgingly assumes responsibility of the new associate, the hotnew associate, who has curves for days. Needing to keep his distance from her, Tristan sends Kat on needless errands and has her doing work even an intern wouldn’t touch, like picking up his kids. But his plan backfires when he sees his children grow attached to Kat and sees her getting comfortable in his home. It triggers something deep within him, and it feels right to have her there. Will Tristan be able to keep his work and personal lives separate, or will he find that his heart holds the final verdict?

Overall thoughts: Breaching the Contract is a sweet story about two people who start out not liking one another but end up falling head over heels in love. Honestly it’s one of my favorite romance troupes. But this story is a little different because Tristan is a single dad which is something that is becoming quite popular in the romance book world. But I like it because it’s different and honestly brings something new to a couple’s story I think.

Kat is a bad ass heroine! She’s smart, independent and honestly I adore her. Anyone who is a twenty something or someone who isn’t used to child could relate to her. I really enjoyed Breaching The Contract however I wish it was a longer story because I really loved Tristan and Katerina.

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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About the Author: New York Times, Amazon & USA Today Bestselling Author Chantal Fernando is thirty years old and lives in Western Australia. Lover of all things romance, Chantal is the author of the best selling books Dragon’s Lair, Maybe This Time and many more. When not reading, writing or daydreaming she can be found enjoying life with her three sons and family. Chantal loves to hear from readers.

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Blog Tour & Review: Long For Me by Stacey Lynn

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The Cover: I am in LOVE with this cover! The tension with the kiss, the beautiful lace behind the text! Seriously head over heels in love with this cover! A+

Basics: Long For Me was released on September 4th 2017, published by Carina Press and is 219 pages long. Genre wise Long For Me belongs in contemporary romance. 

Description: My boss already controls my days; do I want to give him my nights, as well? 

Rebecca: I’ve seen what happens when you give everything to a man. That’s not what I want. I won’t have my heart crushed in anyone’s fist.

Then he changed everything. Him. Bennett Ashby. My boss.

Seeing him at Luminous, dressed in leather pants and wielding a whip…

Do I crave this? My mind says no, but my body is starting to have very different ideas.

 Bennett: I knew Rebecca Morales would be the perfect assistant. That’s why I hired her.
I didn’t know that working with her every day would lead to temptation—to own her, to possess her.

When she walked into Luminous, I knew I was screwed. Dipping your pen in the company ink is never smart, but we both agreed what happens at the club stays there.

One night and then it’s back to business tomorrow. Except I don’t want just one night with Rebecca. I want them all. 

Overall thoughts: Long For Me sadly is the last book in the Luminous series and I am going to miss it so much! But what a fantastic way to finish it off! I didn’t think anyone could compare to the first Dominate Me (which was the first book in this series and my favorite) but wow! I was wrong! Long For Me blew me away and I love each word from beginning to finish! Rebecca and Bennett’s chemistry literally leap off the page and had me reaching for my fan because WOW…those two are fiery hot. 

Each couple in each book had a different story or issue with their relationship and I honestly thought Rebecca and Bennett’s was the best because it was just tugged at my heartstrings a bit. I don’t think a lot of contemporary romance relationships touch on why some of their characters struggle of their past or issues they dealt with enough; so I really appreciated Rebecca’s story because it made their relationship more meaningful and special. 

If you want to read about a stubborn, hard working woman and a hot headed (but also stubborn, if not more!) man with mixed emotions that are deep as the ocean but has a such a steamy sexuality that makes you blush book, Long For Me is the book you are looking for and I highly suggest you read it. 

I am going to miss this series very much! Dominate Me was one of the books I reviewed after I started Amorette’s Reviews late last year and this series will always be special and close to my heart. Stacey Lynn has a life long fan out of this reader and blogger! 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Favorite Quotes: “I hadn’t quite been prepared for how stunningly beautiful Bennett was in person. Or how rude. It was a gift had had.” -Rebecca

“You love the way I make you feel.” “You make me feel out of control.” -Bennett and Rebecca.

“You infuriating, crazy woman. I’m going to love mining the depths of you.” -Bennett

“In truth, there was only way to fight your fear, and that was by facing it.- Rebecca.

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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About the Author: Stacey Lynn currently lives in Minnesota with her husband and four children. When she’s not conquering mountains of laundry and fighting a war against dust bunnies and cracker crumbs, you can find her playing with her children, curled up on the couch with a good book, or on the boat with her family enjoying Minnesota’s beautiful, yet too short, summer.

She lives off her daily pot of coffee, can only write with a bowlful of Skittles nearby, and has been in love with romance novels since before she could drive herself to the library.

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Review: American Prince by Sierra Simone

Oh my goodness this book RUINED, WRECKED AND BROKE ME. I love Sierra Simone and the American Queen series so much oh my goodness American Prince seriously ripped my heart out. Embry is literally one of my favorite male characters and I can relate to him a lot which I think is one of the main reasons I was so emotionally invested in this book. On top of that Sierra is a goddess with her amazing writing, CRAZY plot twists and sensual characters. This review will contain spoilers and ratings of a crazed book lover/reviewer, YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED

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The Cover: The American Trilogy series has some of the best covers in the romance genre I think and American Prince is gorgeous. Greer’s cover (American Queen) was blue and Embry’s (American Prince) is this gorgeous red and I am hoping American King will be white. A red, blue and white combo book covers would fabulous on my bookshelf! So here’s hoping! Anyway love this cover A++

Basics: American Prince is the second book in the American Queen trilogy and it is 330 pages. 

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Description: I’ve been many things.

I’ve been a son and a stepbrother. An Army captain and a Vice President. 

But only with him am I a prince. His little prince.

Only with Maxen and Greer does my world make sense, only between them can I find peace from the demons that haunt me. But men like me aren’t made to be happy. We don’t deserve it. And I should have known a love as sharp as ours could cut both ways.

My name is Embry Moore and I serve at the pleasure of the President of the United States…for now.

This is the story of an American Prince.

***This is the second book in the American Queen Trilogy***

Overall thoughts: When I read American Queen, I didn’t expect to love it so much and I most certainly didn’t think that three people would be able to truly fall in love and truly love one another. I was very wrong and immediately fell in love with Greer, Ash and Embry’s story and how they all connected to one another and fell in love. American Queen ended on a cliff hanger and I knew that somehow Ash and Embry would save Greer without a doubt, HOWEVER I did not expect what would happen in the rest of American Prince. Sure, a hostile, enemy country is one problem but when your own family and friends are turning against you in your own country…I tend to think that is a bigger problem than Mewlas. The plot twists in this book, holy mother of chocolate..they just kept coming! First there were some small twists with Embry when they were soldiers, I didn’t think that they had such a hard time. I knew Embry said no to marrying Ash, but SEVEN years of going and forth? Yikes. The fact that Abilene was working with the Carpathians didn’t surprise me, but when she took it a step further and released her and the video of Greer and Embry? Seriously? AND SHE DID IT AGAIN when she blackmailed Morgan and Embry…seriously? One of the plot twists that made me really, really angry was the fact that Merlin told Embry not to marry Ash. So to recap: Merlin told Greer over and over (from when she was little girl to a teenager) to stay away from Ash and now we find out that he also told Embry to basically stay away from Ash? SERIOUSLY?! I don’t trust that dude AT ALL. Now the biggest plot twist and truth bomb of all…Ash has a child, a son…with his sister. What the heck? Abilene is blackmailing Embry and is apparently pregnant with his child, Ash is in shambles over the news of finding out he’s a father and Embry is quitting his Vice President position and is planning to run against Ash in the next election? AND WE HAVE TO WAIT TILL AUGUST/SEPTEMBER FOR AMERICAN KING? I just can’t. I haven’t been this upset over a book since JK Rowling killed off Dumbledore from Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince six years ago. 

Biggest. Book. Hangover. Ever. 

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Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 +++++++++++++++++++++
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Favorite Quotes: “You’re sick. “No sweetheart, you’re sick. “I am, I know I am.” “We both are.” “That’s why he likes us.” Greer & Embry

“Little Princes couldn’t play with kings. They’d be destroyed.” -Embry

“I’m done running from you. I tried and it didn’t matter–you haunted me everywhere I went.” “And you haunted me. My little prince.” -Embry and Ash

“One, my king was broken. And two, I didn’t know how to fix him.” -Embry

“I have to become more than a prince. I have to become a king myself.” 
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Final thoughts: I have so many questions but most of all, with the way American Prince ended…I have NO CLUE how anyone (mainly Greer, Ash and Embry) will be happy, together, not together or at all. I seriously have no clue how Sierra is going to fix all of the messes that occured but I’m hoping she will!!! My biggest question for this book is this with the ending quote: “I have to become more than a prince. I have to become a king myself.” I am SO confused. So that obviously means Embry is running against Ash for President…BUT instead of the three of them together, does Embry running against Ash mean he just wants Greer for himself? Is the love story between Greer, Ash and Embry officially over? It needs to be August like right now because until then I am going to be dying waiting for the next installment in the American Queen series, American King

My Rating:   5/5 +++++++++++++++++++++
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About the Author: Sierra Simone is a former librarian who spent too much time reading romance novels at the information desk. She lives with her husband and family in Kansas City.

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Review: American Queen by Sierra Simone

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The Cover: I adore this cover! I enjoy where most romance books have couples on the cover and they are very beautiful, intriguing and hot; but at the same time I’m loving the direction where a lot of romance books I’ve seen this year have been a cover of one person. Whether that’s the heroine of the book or the leading man, I like the change. American Queen’s cover is gorgeous and it’s always nice to see a picture of the heroine on the cover. This is who the story focuses on right? So why not put the leading lady on the a book cover? Bam! Seriously, American Queen is probably one if not my favorite book cover this year. 

Basics: American Queen was released on October 24 2016 and I am happy to say is book one in a planned trilogy. It is available on Amazon and Ibooks. American Queen is 392 pages long. 

Description: It starts with a stolen kiss under an English sky, and it ends with a walk down the aisle.

It starts with the President sending his best friend to woo me on his behalf, and it ends with my heart split in two.

It starts with buried secrets and dangerous desires…and ends with the three of us bound together with a hateful love sharper than any barbed wire.

My name is Greer Galloway, and I serve at the pleasure of the President of the United States.

This is the story of an American Queen.

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Overall thoughtsWOW is literally the word that comes to mind when I think of American Queen. I was not expecting a lot of things such as how beautifully Sierra Simone writes, the way she easily weaves words together just takes my breathe away. The characters and story of American Queen had me setting down my kindle because I was so mesmerized by them and I honestly didn’t want the book to end. I was very, very happy to find out that there would be two more books but I had such a hard time finishing because I did not want this book to end. Ever. 

But enough of me gushing! Let’s move on to some of the the surprises I was discussing earlier. Now when you look at the book’s description, it obviously talks about Greer being in love with the President of the United States and how there’s some sort of love triangle going on in the book. What I did NOT expect was for Greer, Ash, the President of the United States and Embry, the Vice President of the United States loving one another. All three of them in love with each other. I was shocked and in a good way, because usually in romance stories are between two straight people. It’s 2016 and I was so happy to see a different style romance being put into words and it’s something different. It’s been done before sure and I have read similar stories like American Queen with a couple involving another person but nothing beats the writing of this book.

I am a military wife so I really appreciated reading about about both Ash and Embry’s background serving in the military and how they basically fell for one another fighting and protecting each other. I also really liked how Simone broke up the book into sections because Greer, Ash and Embry’s story doesn’t just happen overnight, it spans years. Again, something I really like reading about because most romance books see couples falling for each other just out of the blue with no history between them. Which is completely fine but it means so much more when there’s background between characters. 

I have NO IDEA where the story is going to go next but I’m so excited to see where and how takes the story of Greer, Ash and Embry next!

I just want to make a small note before I finish this section of this post: Fictional or not, everyone falls for each other differently and attractions vary. I like reading romance books because every character is different and each couple or couples have different relationships. Again, it’s 2016 and it’s so refreshing to read about something different because each character and person in this world deserve to find happiness regardless of their gender or sexual orientation, again both fictional and real. Love is love. 

Favorite characters: OH MY GOSH. I adore Embry! I really love Ash too but ah! Greer is also fascinating to me because she has so many different sides to her and I think she is very relatable too. I also really liked her Grandfather although he had minimal parts in American Queen. 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Bad character awards: Abilene. Just…read American Queen and you’ll find out why…but seriously, she is the reason why women hate and have issues supporting one another. 

Favorite Quotes: I had SO MANY favorite quotes from this book! So I apologize if it’s a lot more than I usually post but it was seriously that good. 

“I’m not just walking down the aisle to the man I’ve been in love with since I was sixteen, I’m walking down the aisle to marry the President of the United States.” -Greer

“You barely know me.” “You’re a war hero and the President of the United States. If I can’t trust you, I can’t trust anybody.” -Ash and Greer

“You’re with me. You’re not with him. You’re giving this to me.” -Embry (I mean..holy hell. All the heart eyes.)

“I love you. Surely you already know that. You must know.” -Ash

“This was supposed to by my fairy tale, with me as the princess and Ash as the prince, but there’s a third person ere, a person we both want and who wants both of us.” -Greer

Final thoughts: I loved American Queen and I will be waiting with bated breath for the sequel! I highly, HIGHLY suggest checking out American Queen if you are wanting to read something sexy and swoon worthy, but also fun and truly showcases what true love is and how far people are willing to go for the people they love. I hope you enjoyed this review and I hope you check out American Queen and Sierra Simone! 

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Release Blitz & Review: Mr. Big by Delancey Stewart

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The Cover: *swoon* Who doesn’t love an attractive guy with dark features and a brooding stare on a cover of a book? In love with this cover. A+

Basics: Mr. Big was released on August 29th 2017, published by Loveswept and is 243 pages long. Genre wise Mr. Big belongs to standalone and contemporary romance. 

Description: Once upon a time, I had everything: money, power, a multi million-dollar company, a loving family. Well, at least I thought I had everything. Then my parents died, and I found out my whole life was based on a lie. That’s pretty much the moment when I went numb. Told the world to f*** off and went on a bender of epic proportion, just to see how far I could fall before I hit rock-bottom.

Now I’m back and all I want in this world is my morning—okay, afternoon—coffee. Then one of my employees has the nerve to call me out for cutting the line at the coffeehouse at the company I own. Sure, I’m a little scruffier than usual, but come on, bitching out the CEO? Not a smart career move. Just who does this smart-mouthed ball-buster think she is? And more important, what do I have to do to get her number?

Holland O’Dell may be uptight, but I wouldn’t mind taking her back to my place and ripping off that business-casual blouse/skirt combo and burying myself in her curves. She pushes my buttons, but at least I’m feeling something. And whatever it is, I won’t stop until I get more. 

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Overall thoughts: I really enjoyed reading Mr. Big; as a reader and book blogger I have a thing for fictional angsty, brooding men. Although they can be real jerks, there is always a reason why they act the way they do. It might not be right or likable at first but I like to read about characters like that for some reason. Especially when there is redemption involved and usually 9/10 there is. I really loved the story between Holland and Oliver, two lost souls but connected with similar pasts under different circumstances. 

Their chemistry was amazing and the will they or won’t they scenario wrecked me in every good way possible when I was reading Mr. Big. They had their problems within themselves and with each other but what I really loved and admired Holland and Oliver was how they helped one another grow. Mr. Big will probably make the list of my favorite standalone of 2017. Definitely a must read! 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Buy Mr. Big:
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Mr-Big-Delancey-Stewart-ebook/dp/B01MZ17Z9I/
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Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/mr-big-delancey-stewart/1125362417?ean=9780399181801
Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/mr-big-5

About the Author: Delancey Stewart has lived on both coasts, in big cities and small towns. She’s been a pharmaceutical rep, a personal trainer and a wine seller. Despite lots of other interests, she has always been a writer.  A military spouse and the mother of two small boys, her current job titles include pirate captain, monster hunter, Lego assembler, story reader, and tech writer. She tackles all these efforts from her current home outside Washington DC.

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Review: Fallen Heir by Erin Watt!

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The Cover: Erin Watt books have the most unique beautiful covers! My favorite cover will probably always be a tie between Paper Princess and Broken Prince, but Fallen Heir is gorgeous and is very fitting for Easton I think. Reed was very much a dark Prince, but Easton reminds me more of a trouble making Earl so the scepter is perfect. A+ 

Basics: Fallen Heir was released on August 28th 2017, is part of the Royals series and is 295 pages long. Contemporary wise Fallen Heir belongs to Young Adult, Young Adult Romance and Teen Angst. 

Description: These Royals will ruin you.

Easton Royal has it all: looks, money, intelligence. His goal in life is to have as much fun as possible. He never thinks about the consequences because he doesn’t have to. 

Until Hartley Wright appears, shaking up his easy life. She’s the one girl who’s said no, despite being attracted to him. Easton can’t figure her out and that makes her all the more irresistible. 

Hartley doesn’t want him. She says he needs to grow up.  She might be right. 

Rivals. Rules. Regrets. For the first time in Easton’s life, wearing a Royal crown isn’t enough. He’s about to learn that the higher you start, the harder you fall.

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Overall thoughts: Are you ready to get Royally Ruined, again? The first three books in the Royal Series: Paper Princess, Broken Prince and Twisted Palace rocked the book universe so much that many readers and bloggers were demanding for more books. And the dynamic duo of Erin Watt has finally delivered my dear readers! Everyone swooned over Reed who was the center of the first trio of Royal books; but a lot of the Royals fan base drooled over Easton, Reed’s younger brother: another Royal son with charm, a bad boy attitude and even bigger problems. But fans still flocked to him for some reason and cried out for his own story to be heard. 

Well guys…Erin Watt is finally telling it. I honestly don’t even know where to begin with you honestly. Fallen Heir is a game changer! Erin Watt is known for twists and turns (one of their books is Twisted Palace if that gives you any indication.) but this book changes the Royals series completely. I believe I said something similar to that when Twisted Palace came out last fall, ironic really. But back to Easton! No spoilers in this review so no worries for anyone who doesn’t want to get spoiled but Easton is a mess.

I was a bit disappointed with Easton because he was a mess in the first three books and he’s an even bigger mess in Fallen Heir. A lot of bloggers have swooned over him after reading Fallen Heir and I want to do the complete opposite, I want to slap him and give him a good reality check. Easton is attractive, smart and has a good sense of humor but none of that matters because of his actions in Fallen Heir. 

If there was an award for a character that made the worst decisions in the world and said really horrible things…Easton Royal would have the biggest trophy in the world. 

That being said…I still loved Fallen Heir and I loved the story and the ending! Oh my goodness the ending! Erin Watt might’ve written a better cliff hanger with Fallen Heir than Sierra Simone, who completely ripped my heart out with the cliff hanger for American Prince. Fallen Heir is definitely worth buying and reading and is still a great Young Adult Romance read. Easton might annoy and frustrate me, but there’s another book coming out next year and hopefully will focus on a redemption for him. 

The one thing I didn’t like about Fallen Heir was that the POV was just Easton. Erin Watt did the same thing for Paper Princess and had two POV’S in Broken Prince so I’m assuming they are going to be doing that for Easton’s next book. But I would’ve loved to learn more about Hartley and get her view on things, I think it would of read better as a book that way. But maybe that’s just me and the fact that Easton annoyed me 90% of this book! Probably! 

Anyway! I highly recommend Fallen Heir and the other Royals books. I thought Twisted Palace was crazy but apparently Fallen Heir is just the beginning of the crazy, wild ride that is the Royals series. Buckle up kids, I have a feeling Easton is going to ruin us more than Reed did. 

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Couple Chemistry Rating: 3/5 Shells
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Hartley and Easton had a very slow burn start which I usually am all about, but the bickering and craziness didn’t really satisfy my couple chemistry rating. Nonetheless, they definitely have something there and I’m sure it will come full circle in the next book.

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Favorite Quotes: “I’m gonna do it.” 
“Do what?”
“Kiss you.” -Easton

“Don’t worry. You’re not kissing me. I’m kissing you.” -Hartley

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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About the Authors: Erin Watt is the brainchild of two bestselling authors linked together through their love of great books and an addiction to writing. They share one creative imagination. Their greatest love (after their families and pets, of course)? Coming up with fun–and sometimes crazy–ideas. Their greatest fear? Breaking up.

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Release Blitz & Review: Come Back To Me by Kathy Coopmans

From USA Today Bestselling Author Kathy Coopmans comes a soul crushing story of second chance love. 

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The Cover: This cover is great because it has to many elements to it. The model looking at the viewer, the flowers, the large print of the title. Everything flows together very nicely and I really love it. 

Basics: Come Back To Me was released on August 23rd 2017 and is 226 pages. Genre Wise Come Back To Me belongs to second chance romance and contemporary romance. 

Description: Come Back To Me. What does one do when everyone you love dies?
How much is a woman supposed to take before she crumbles?
How much?
Adriana Jensen is the woman to ask.
She’s lost too many people to count.
The one death that destroyed her the most
was her husband’s.
Only… he didn’t die.
What does one do when forced to walk away from his wife?
How much will it take to win her back?
How much?
Blake Jensen, Adriana’s estranged husband, is the man to ask.
He has one question to ask himself.
How much will it take for her to come back to me?

Overall thoughts: Come Back To Me had a great, heart-wrenching story and the love between Blake and Adriana was sizzling and filled my heart with joy as I was reading it. However that being said, the way it was written became very confusing to read at times; there was A LOT of things that happened within the story and between the characters that as a reader it was a lot to take in. I almost wanted to stop reading, re-read several pages and grab a notebook so I could write down everything just to make sure I didn’t miss anything. 

Although Come Back To Me was hard to understand plot wise a lot of the time, the love between Adriana and Blake amazed me. I am a big fan of happy endings and love when it comes to reading books, but it’s books like these that make me just want to cry and swoon at the same time. Come Back To Me is a great romance pick for anyone who loves heartbreaking, swoon worthy second chance romances!

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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My Rating: 4/5 Shells
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About Kathy Coopmans: USA Today Best Selling Author Kathy Coopmans is a Michigan native where she lives with her husband, Tony. They have two son’s Aaron and Shane.

She is a sports nut. Her favorite sports include NASCAR, Baseball, and Football.
She has recently retired from her day job to become a full-time writer. 

She has always been an avid reader and at the young age of 50 decided she wanted to write. She claims she can do several things at once and still stay on task. Her favorite quote is “I got this.”

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