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Release Blitz & Review: Catastrophe Queen by Emma Hart

Catastrophe Queen, an all-new hilarious office romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Emma Hart is available now!
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The Cover: Catastrophe Queen has a beautiful cover! I love the campy, funny vibe and the model. font and colors all work really well together, very aesthetically pleasing. It also catches the vibe of the book perfectly. 

Basics: Catastrophe Queen by Emma Hart was released on January 29th 2019. Genre wise Catastrophe Queen belongs to contemporary romance and romcom. 

Description: One hot mess. One hot boss. One too many hot encounters… It’s not you. It’s me.  No, seriously. It is me. Not only does my name literally mean “unfortunate,” but that’s the story of my life.  Everything I touch turns to crap. An apartment fire—that I swear I was not responsible for—means I’m living back at home with my sex-mad parents. Yay, me! 

Which is why I need my new job as personal assistant to Cameron Reid to get back on my feet. Three months in this job and I can move back out and, hopefully, remember to turn off my flat iron once in a while. Ahem.  On paper, my job is easy. Make coffee. Book appointments. Keep everything in order.  Until I walk in on my boss, half-naked, wearing nothing but the kind of tiny white towel that dreams are made of.  Now, nothing is easy—except our mutual attraction. But he’s my boss, and you know what they say about mixing work and pleasure: unless you do p*rn, it’s just not worth it.  Or is it?

Overall thoughts: Catastrophe Queen by Emma Hart is a laugh out loud, funny, feel good romance book. Mallory is such a funny and relatable character that I wish she was real so I could be her friend. She is definitely a standout woman but for all the wrong reasons unfortunately. When she is hired for an office job she can’t help but gawk and swoon over her gorgeous, new boss Cameron Reid. Ironically though, they already know each other which makes things a little more awkward.

 Catastrophe Queen is a perfect contemporary romance and romcom book that it is very enjoyable. The romance is slow burning but overall a great romance read to add to your bookshelf! 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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About the Author: Emma Hart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels and has been translated into several different languages. She is a mother, wife, lover of wine, Pink Goddess, and valiant rescuer of wild baby hedgehogs.

Emma prides herself on her realistic, snarky smut, with comebacks that would make a PMS-ing teenage girl proud. Yes, really. She’s that sarcastic.

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Review: Wicked Player by Stacey Lynn

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The Cover: I have liked all the Rough Riders book covers but I think Wicked Player is my favorite! I love the black and purple colors, the font and I really think the model staring down the reader is very sexy and alluring. My only issue with this cover is that I wish I could see the rest of the cover model’s head. 

Basics: Wicked Player by Stacey Lynn was released on January 29th 2019, published by Stacey Lynn Books, is the third book in the Rough Riders series and is 273 pages long. Genre wise Wicked Player belongs to contemporary romance, sports romance, forbidden romance and erotica. 

Description: Gage Bryant has the best hands and the quickest feet of any wide receiver in football. He also has a secret—one he’ll do anything to protect.

He’s a member of The Velvet Club. With airtight non disclosure agreements, playing at Velvet gives him the freedom to assert his dominance and control in a way that not only serves him on the football field, but the way he craves in the bedroom. What he doesn’t expect is for his most recent partner to be one of the reporters assigned to follow him around in the weeks before he opens a new wing at the local children’s hospital.

When it’s clear Elizabeth Hayes has no idea he’s the man who had her blindfolded and bound beneath him, Gage realizes things just got a lot more interesting. He can have her body at night, giving her all the pleasure she begs for in a way he needs. And he can keep his heart, as well as his identity, out of their encounters. After all, the absolute worst thing that could happen would be to have this sexy little reporter reveal how wicked he truly is.
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Overall thoughts: I was so excited to see that the Rough Riders series by Stacey Lynn was continuing! I am not that big into sports romance books, especially football sports romance books but I gave the Rough Riders series a try and loved them! When I saw the cover for Wicked Player along with the blurb my interest increased greatly because the first two books Dirty Player and Filthy Player were straight up contemporary romances with some intensity but nothing along the lines of hardcore erotica or BDSM. So it delighted that Wicked Player was going to be a bit different. 

Stacey Lynn’s Luminous series (which you can find here: https://bit.ly/2Wn7kbi) is focused heavily on erotica and BDSM and in my personal opinion are some of the best, well written erotic/BDSM books in the romance genre world. Wicked Player is a book that definitely belongs in the Luminous series because HOLY COW this book is HOT. Again in relation to the Rough Riders series, Wicked Player focuses on one of the famous football stars from the fictional NFL football team of the Rough Riders. Several team members have fallen already and are starting their happily ever afters, while elsewhere one of the teammates believes because of his status as a professional football player that he will be alone. 

That doesn’t he will be constantly alone however because Gage Bryant wide receiver of the Rough Riders frequents a BDSM club, the Velvet Club. He be as wicked as he wants at Velvet and have full confidentiality too; that is until he stumbles upon the beautiful and alluring reporter Elizabeth Hayes. The connection between them is more than sex and is special, they both realize this. Problem is Elizabeth has no idea who she’s playing with at Velvet and Gage is trying to find the constant need and want for a woman who could ruin his life at any second. 

Wicked Player was such a great read! I devoured this book within a day and there were so many aspects of it that I just loved! The forbidden romance features, the way Elizabeth and Gage connect with one another and overall just the story really held my attention. Another part of the book I really loved was that usually it takes some time for a couple to get together but Wicked Player has Gage and Elizabeth get together immediately. Usually something that annoys me, but in this instance I LOVED because of what was going on in the story (you have to Wicked Player to find out what I mean!)

I had a few minor issues with Wicked Player, small things that you might not mind but I did. I was a bit frustrated because I felt like when things started to really go well and the book was going great, it seemed to just…wrap up and end. I wish Elizabeth and Gage’s story was longer! I also didn’t like how literally this and that happened (no spoilers!) then everything seemed to get resolved quickly. I felt like you could blink and suddenly everything was fixed and the book ended. I didn’t like that at all! My issues aside I really loved Wicked Player and it will definitely be one of my top sport romance books of the year! 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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About the Author:
When Stacey Lynn isn’t 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 behind closed doors, imagining the next adventures she’ll soon write.

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. Stacey Lynn lives with her husband and children in North Carolina.

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Review: One Tough Cowboy by Lora Leigh & Veronica Chadwick

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The Cover: One Tough Cowboy‘s cover is simple and to the point: an attractive, male brooding cowboy looking off in the distance. A little too much on the nose for me but I like it and the simplicity of it. 

Basics: One Tough Cowboy was released on January 29th, 2019, published by St. Martin’s Paperbacks and is 304 pages long. Genre wise One Tough Cowboy belongs to contemporary romance, second chance romance and suspense. 

Description: LAW AND ORDER.For as long as Samantha can remember, Hunter—a man as strong as steel, with a heart of gold—has been her hero. It came as no surprise to Samantha when she found out that the ranch-hardened cowboy who always protected her from bullies went on to become the town’s sheriff. What does surprise her is how incredibly hot he still is. And how much she still wants him…

PRIDE AND PASSION. And, lo and behold, Hunter still has feelings for Samantha. The long-smoldering heat of their innocent flirtation has grown into a full-raging fire. But when tragedy strikes, and their small-town community is shattered, Hunter vows to do everything he can to keep his childhood sweetheart safe. But can Samantha trust that Hunter has her best interests at heart…and that, after all these years, his love is true?

Overall thoughts: One Tough Cowboy is a perfect example of a typical Lora Leigh book with new, touches from a new author I have never read before Veronica Chadwick. Leigh is one of the best romance authors in the romance book world, she weaves beautiful stories together and somehow adds other elements to her stories and characters that keep me very invested. 

A lot of contemporary romance books tend to focus just on the romance and relationships of the couple in the book, which is fine for myself and many other readers but that doesn’t always keep everyone interested. Don’t get me wrong I like to read about a couple falling for one another and everything in between that occurs but it can become repetitive and dull. Leigh shines mainly because she has the ability to not only include romance within her books but also keep her readers hanging off each page. 

One Tough Cowboy is the story of Sam Ryder and Hunter Steele, two people who met at the wrong place time, go their separate ways but years later reunite under different circumstances. Sam is older, more mature and settled, she had no clue that Hunter would be so attractive to her now considering he’s older and different than the old Hunter she used to know.  

When sudden deaths threaten the hometown they know and love they find themselves trying to solve the murders while also dealing with their reawakened attraction for one another. One Tough Cowboy by Lora Leigh and Veronica Chadwick is a great contemporary romance and suspense book that will leap off the page and right into your heart and bookshelf, One Tough Cowboy is a must read! 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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About the Author: Lora Leigh dreams in bright, vivid images of the characters’ intent on taking over her writing life, and fights a constant battle to put them on the hard drive of her computer before they can disappear as fast as they appeared.

Lora’s family and her writing life coexist, if not in harmony, in relative peace with each other. Surrounded by a menagerie of pets, friends, and a son who keeps her quick wit engaged, Lora finds her life filled with joys, aided by her fans whose hearts remind her daily why she writes.

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Blog Tour & Review: Come To Daddy by Brianna Hale

come to daddy ebookThe Cover: I am in LOVE with this book cover! Head over heels! The male model is beautiful yes, but I love the font and the coloring too. Everything just molds and blends in together and I just LOVE it. This book needs to be on my bookshelf immediately! 

Basics: Come To Daddy by Brianna Hale was released on December 19th 2019, is the first book in the Love Don’t Cost A Thing series and is 235 pages long. Genre wise Come To Daddy belongs to contemporary romance, erotic romance  and suspense. 

Description: Rules for the New Sugar Baby:
1. Are you worth it? Hell yes you are, ten times over
2. Hustle big, hustle hard and get out fast
3. Never, ever fall for your sugar daddy

I’ve always believed “I’m not that sort of girl,” but with my father’s debt to a bloodthirsty crime lord to pay off I have no choice but to dip into the sugar bowl.

Misha, a handsome older billionaire, is willing to pay top price for me. Something about my daddy doesn’t add up but with a debt to pay I don’t have the luxury of being picky. I’m the luxury in his life, his fantasy to fulfil, and I’m going to play my part to the fullest.

My name is Ciara, and when daddy calls, I come.
*** Book one of the LOVE DON’T COST A THING series**
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Overall thoughts: Come To Daddy by Brianna Hale was SO good! I devoured this book within in hours! I actually made the mistake of starting this book around 9PM and I was up till 3:30am because I couldn’t put it down! Misha and Ciara made me swoon over and over again and I just loved, loved, LOVED this book! 

To be honest, I was a bit wary of this book when I first signed up to review it. I had the wonderful opportunity to read and review for Brianna Hale last year and I wanted to do it again because I really enjoyed The Necromancer’s Bride. But the synopsis for Come To Daddy scared me a bit because I’m not too keen on the whole sugar daddy genre when it comes to romance books. But I gave it a chance and again, I was completely blown away by this book! 

Come To Daddy was not what I expected at all! This book is Ciara’s and Misha’s story: a young college student struggling because of her recently departed parents debt and sins and there’s Misha an older gentleman who is focused on his career and doesn’t want to be tied up with his brother’s dirty work anymore, even though the bond between is strong it’s tainted from their past. When Misha sees Ciara being tormented by his brother, something flares up in him and he is immediately drawn to helping her. Offering to become her sugar daddy to help with her parent’s debt and hopefully keep his brother at bay, Misha and Ciara become entangled with falling for one another all the while juggling the incoming danger hanging over their heads. Again when reading the synopsis you wouldn’t think a book like this would be like that but it is! Contemporary romance with a little erotic and a lot of suspense all wrapped into one! Come To Daddy is a must read for the start of 2019 and I CANNOT wait for the second book in the Love Don’t Cost A Thing series! 
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Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Favorite Quotes: ‘You’re a good boy Misha.” 
“No, I’m fucking not.” -Misha

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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About the Author:
There’s nothing Brianna Hale likes more than a large, stern alpha male with a super-protective and caring streak, and when she’s not writing about them she can usually be found with a book, a cocktail, planning her next trip to a beautiful location or attending the theatre. She believes that pink and empowerment aren’t mutually exclusive, and everyday adventures are possible. Brianna lives in London.

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Review: To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo

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The Cover: To Kill A Kingdom‘s cover immediately drew me in when I first saw it. The water actually looks like part of a Picasso painting and the tentacles really intrigued me. When you think of a siren or mermaid you think of a fish tail and not tentacles so I really wanted to dive into the book and see how they tied in with sirens and I was NOT disappointed. 

Basics: To Kill A Kingdom was released on March 6th 2018, published by Feiwel Friends and is 352 pages long. Genre wise To Kill A Kingdom belongs to Young Adult, Fantasy and Romance. 

Description: Princess Lira is siren royalty and the most lethal of them all. With the hearts of seventeen princes in her collection, she is revered across the sea. Until a twist of fate forces her to kill one of her own. To punish her daughter, the Sea Queen transforms Lira into the one thing they loathe most—a human. Robbed of her song, Lira has until the winter solstice to deliver Prince Elian’s heart to the Sea Queen or remain a human forever.

The ocean is the only place Prince Elian calls home, even though he is heir to the most powerful kingdom in the world. Hunting sirens is more than an unsavory hobby—it’s his calling. When he rescues a drowning woman in the ocean, she’s more than what she appears. She promises to help him find the key to destroying all of sirenkind for good—But can he trust her? And just how many deals will Elian have to barter to eliminate mankind’s greatest enemy?

Overall thoughts: I read To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo last year but never got around to writing a  review for it, so I thought for my first review of 2019 that I would do a re-read of To Kill A Kingdom and write a review for it. First of all, I won’t beat around the bush…I LOVED this book. I am big a fan of anything (especially book wise) that deals with water, mermaids/sirens or fantasy so the synopsis of To Kill A Kingdom really hooked me. 

If you think about mermaids or sirens in this case, I’m sure many of you think of The Little Mermaid which has several versions. If you just think about mermaids/sirens you think how they use their beauty and mesmerizing voice to lure sailors to their deaths. With To Kill A Kingdom it adds a whole another layer to their life and especially luring people to their deaths. Lira is a siren princess who is known throughout the seven seas as one of the deadliest sirens ever, on top of that she is also one of the sirens who has collected the most hearts of her victims. The sirens in To Kill A Kingdom not only lure and kill their victims to the depths of the sea, but they also the hearts of those victims and Lira has seventeen hearts. When a misunderstanding occurs, Lira is forced by her mother (the hateful and cruel Sea Queen) to turn into the creature she hates most, a human. 

Going against her mother’s wishes, Lira decides to use being a human and a pirate prince she meets upon becoming a human to her advantage. She sets out to find the way to overthrow her mother once and for all. To Kill A Kingdom had so many wonderful elements to it’s story that I honestly don’t think I could do a blog post that would be able to go through it all. I think just all the changes and lessons both Lira and Prince Elian go through are my favorite because they both have these beliefs and lies that they were told about humans and sirens that turn out to be completely false. It’s a really fascinating Young Adult read that really made me think about the differences between sirens and people, but also just in general. 

To Kill A Kingdom is a great Young Adult fantasy read that I couldn’t put down. There was always something that happened within chapter that either had me saying, “wow!” or had me on the edge of my seat. Also, the slow burning of will they? won’t they? / enemies to lovers dynamic between Lira and Elian is AMAZING. They are definitely one of my favorite Young Adult book couples ever! If you love Young Adult, Fantasy books with a darker version of The Little Mermaid, you’ll love To Kill A Kingdom as much as I did! 
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Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Favorite Quotes: “In my heart, I’m as wild as the ocean that raised me.” -Lira

“How strange that instead of taking his heart, I’m hoping he takes mine.” -Lira

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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About the Author:
Alexandra Christo decided to write books when she was four and her teacher told her she couldn’t be a fairy. She has a BA in Creative Writing and works as a copywriter in London, both of which make her sound more grown up than she feels. When she’s not busy making up stories, she can be found buying far too many cushions and organizing food crawls all over the city.  Alexandra currently lives in Hertfordshire with an abundance of cacti (because they’re the only plants she can keep alive).

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Review: Maverick by Lora Leigh

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The Cover: What I love about the Elite Ops series is that there are different versions of the covers. I personally love the versions I own, but I think it’s cool to have options. I really like Maverick‘s cover because I think it matches Micah’s essence perfectly.

Basics: Maverick was released on March 3rd 2009, is book #2 in the Elite Ops series, published by St. Martins and is 368 pages long. Genre wise Maverick belongs to: contemporary romance, new adult, military romance and erotica.

Description: Micah Sloane knows almost everything there is to know about Risa Clay, including the vicious betrayal she endured years ago and the distrust she’s harbored ever since. The only way for the Elite Ops agent to uncover an assassin―and banish the ghosts of his own dark past―is to use Risa as bait. But nothing has prepared him for her disarming blend of innocence and sensuality, or for his overwhelming need to protect her…

Risa has spent six years rebuilding her life. And now, to save it, she must pose as Micah’s lover and draw a killer into the open. It’s a risky plan―especially with a man as powerfully seductive as Micah. But, as their charade becomes reality, Risa realizes the greatest danger may lie in losing her heart forever…
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Overall thoughts: So I’ve been re-reading the Elite Ops series by Lora Leigh and I can’t believe I FORGOT how amazing these books are! Oh my gosh! Each book focuses on a different remember of the team: Wild Card focused on an ex navy seal and Maverick focuses on Micah, the ex Mossad agent. The secret team composed of different ex military personnel from around the world are tasked by the government (this was never really confirmed, I’m just assuming!) to hunt down the worst of the worst and also seem to specialize in rescues.

Each book in the Elite Ops series can be read as a standalone but if you don’t want to feel lost, I would suggest reading them in order OR at least reading Wild Card first THEN Maverick. That being said, I love Maverick! It’s hard to chose a favorite in this series because they are all so good, but I really have a soft spot in my heart for Micah and Risa. Their love story is one about healing and overcoming the past and I think that although their experiences might directly not relate to you, as a reader you will be able to relate to them in some shape or form. 

The chemistry between Micah and Risa is static, oh my goodness. They completely enthrall and enamor their way into your heart as you read through their story in Maverick. There is some action and some tense moments in this book, but I can guarantee the only thing you’ll care about and focus on is Micah and Risa’s relationship. I love Maverick so much and again if you’re into military style romances with touches of erotica, the Elite Ops series and Maverick is for you! 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Favorite Quotes:
“You are a light that will always guide me, a whisper I’ll always strain to hear.” -Micah

“Do you know, every time I’ve seen you you’ve been like the Grim Reaper of goodwill and cheer. You should find another profession.” -Risa

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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About the Author: Lora Leigh dreams in bright, vivid images of the characters’ intent on taking over her writing life, and fights a constant battle to put them on the hard drive of her computer before they can disappear as fast as they appeared.

Lora’s family and her writing life coexist, if not in harmony, in relative peace with each other. Surrounded by a menagerie of pets, friends, and a son who keeps her quick wit engaged, Lora finds her life filled with joys, aided by her fans whose hearts remind her daily why she writes.

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Review: Wild Card by Lora Leigh

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The Cover: Wild Card‘s cover is perfect for the story and I really like the fact that the dog tags represent Noah. I also really like the colors of the this cover and everything just looks good and works together well. 

Basics: Wild Card was released on August 26th 2008, published by  St. Martin’s Paperbacks and is 430 pages long. Genre wise Wild Card belongs to romance, contemporary romance, erotica and military romance. 

Description: It was supposed to be simple. All Navy SEAL Nathan Malone had to do was rescue three young girls from a Colombia drug cartel, then allow himself to be captured just long enough to draw out a government spy. That was before his mission went disastrously wrong…and before his wife, Bella, was told that Nathan was never coming home. 

Bella’s mourned her husband’s death for three long years. But she has no idea he’s still alive. Forced to assume a new identity, the man Nathan was is now dead. If he can get back to his wife, can he keep the secret of who he really is…even as desire threatens to consume them? And as danger threatens to tear Bella from Nathan’s arms once more?
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Overall thoughts: I found Wild Card on a beach trip in 2013 and I’ve been a follower of Lora Leigh ever since. I’ve read Wild Card so many times (especially at the beach) that the pages have water marks on them. Which was funny because originally I wasn’t too keen on Wild Card at first because as a military wife it can be a bit difficult reading anything military related, especially a military romance. Some authors do a lot of research beforehand, some don’t but many fail to capture the essence of someone in the military and their relationship. Lora Leigh is one of the authors that actually does a very good job of describing the hardships of being in the military and being married/with someone in the military and for that I am very grateful.

But enough about me! Wild Card is about Nathan and Sabella Malone, a happily married and deeply in love one another couple who are part of the Navy Seals. Nathan takes a mission that he doesn’t think anything of, quick and easy. However a week later, Sabella’s door rings and she answers to only be told that her husband is dead. Devastated Sabella mourns her husband but is determined to keep the tattered remains of their marriage together: keeping their house and continuing to run Nathan’s beloved car garage. 

What she doesn’t know is that Nathan survived, but without consequences or scars. He is offered another role on another team, but he still has to remain dead. Deciding that Sabella would be better off and happier without him, Nathan Malone dies and Noah Blake is born. Six years later, Noah (Nathan) is still serving on the special ops team and finds out that his wife is suddenly in trouble. Torn to protect her but also wanting to stay away, Noah makes a choice to go back to Sabella without telling her who truly is. Yet when he returns home, he isn’t quite sure who his wife is either. 

Wild Card is a story about heartbreak, acceptance, resilience and second chance love. Sabella and Noah are one of my top favorite couples EVER. Their chemistry is so static that it leaps off the pages and into your heart and soul; and their chemistry is hot, hot hot! Lora Leigh is VERY talented when it comes to writing erotica, oh my goodness!  Sabella and Noah’s story is also one of my favorites because unlike a lot of military marriages, they had a second chance and I think second chance romance is so beautiful. But with Wild Card it is even more beautiful because of the story and the couple. I love this book and the Elite Ops series so much! Stayed tuned for more reviews on this series and you definitely need to add Wild Card to your TBR! 

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Favorite Quotes: “Bella. You were always my soul.” -Noah

“And there, tucked in his soul, was the love he felt for Sabella since the moment he had seen her.” -Noah 

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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About the Author:
Lora Leigh dreams in bright, vivid images of the characters’ intent on taking over her writing life, and fights a constant battle to put them on the hard drive of her computer before they can disappear as fast as they appeared.

Lora’s family and her writing life coexist, if not in harmony, in relative peace with each other. Surrounded by a menagerie of pets, friends, and a son who keeps her quick wit engaged, Lora finds her life filled with joys, aided by her fans whose hearts remind her daily why she writes.

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Era of Undying by Emilie Knight

51SgdUnrWWL._SX311_BO1,204,203,200_The Cover: I think cover for the Era of Undying is super cool and is the perfect cover for a fantasy book. It really irks me when a book cover has nothing to do with it’s story and characters but that is NOT the case for the cover of Era of Undying and I love it! 

Basics: Era of Undying was released on March 6th 2018, published by Createspace and is 200 pages long. Genre wise Era of Undying belongs to fantasy and adventure. 

Description: There hasn’t been a Blood Warrior for decades. Everyone assumed they were extinct and couldn’t return. Turns out they were just in hiding. Pen chose to revert back to her nomadic life after the death of her family. Life was always safer that way, away from people. Now she’s been caught and odd occurrences have been happening in Ichorisis. People are surviving horrible injuries and illnesses that they shouldn’t be. Now that Pen is under custody of one of the several kings she’s been sent to fix the problem. Whether she wants to or not.

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Overall thoughts:
Era of Undying was the perfect fantasy, epic adventure read! Knight created an amazing story filled with a compelling story line, epic heroine and overall a great read for any adventure and fantasy genre lover. I always enjoy books with fantastical elements but I’ve never read a book that included a different type of magic, blood magic.  

In the world of Era of Undying there are a group of warriors who use the very blood in their veins as a weapon. With a simple cut, the warriors are able to compel their blood to take form into any shape they like and fight with it. How cool is that?! However these heroic Blood Warriors have seemed to disappeared and are only whispered as legends. Pen our heroine happens to be one of the the Blood Warriors, apparently the only one left. After losing her family, she chooses to live solitude and wants to stay under the radar. But when she is thrust back into the daily lives of the Kingdom and forced into custody of the Kings, things get messy and Pan has a number of hard choices to make. 

I loved this book! Although it was a short read, I devoured it and immediately fell in love with Pen and the wonderful world of Era of Undying! If you’re a fantasy and magic book lover, this book is definitely for you! 

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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About the Author: Emilie Knight may be a new author but she has plenty of experience constantly writing. The voices in her head basically won’t let her stop creating new written works (unless she wants to go mad). Era of Undying may be the first official novel but there will be more to come.

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Review: Only You by Marie Landry

41578092.jpgThe Cover: I think the cover of Only You is very pretty and I like the differences in font, however I wish we could see more of the couple’s face.

Basics: Only You was released on November 13th 2018 and is available for FREE through the Kindle Unlimited program. Genre wise Only You belongs to contemporary romance. 

Description: Ivy’s new boss is sexy, Scottish…and comes with an expiration date.

When Ivy reluctantly takes a new part-time job, it’s a means to an end. Doing this favor for her pain-in-the-neck roommate means Ivy can have her apartment to herself again much sooner. The last thing she expects is Hugh—the hot Scot who just happens to be her new boss—asking her out on a date. And then another. And another.

Something about Hugh makes Ivy want to let her guard down and open up, which would be perfect if he wasn’t possibly returning to Scotland in a matter of weeks. But maybe that doesn’t matter. Maybe Ivy can learn to live in the moment and have a little fun, even if it means setting herself up for heartache later.

ONLY YOU is a standalone contemporary romance about taking chances, unexpected friendships, and holding on to the things—and people—that matter most.
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Overall thoughts: Only You was a very heart-warming, contemporary romance read. A nice book to curl up with as the temperatures go down and the holidays start to creep upon us for sure. Ivy is currently in an okay job but is stable and somewhat happy about her life, except for the distraction of her roommate who keeps getting fired from each and every job. She tries to help Celia the best she can, but it’s hard when you’re basically mothering a younger woman down on luck.

The holiday season is fast approaching in Only You and Celia finds a job working at Christmas village. Snow, Elves, Santa, twinkle lights and hot cocoa…the works. However Celia only somehow gets Ivy hired working at thee Christmas village too…as an elf. Annoyed at first but wanting to help support her friend, Ivy starts working at the Christmas village and finds out that she actually enjoy it. Meanwhile she’s trying to ignore the sudden interest in her fellow co-worker who plays Santa; however, he isn’t just a co-worker or Santa, he’s the boss of the Christmas village. Hugh and Ivy start to hang out and get to know each other, with each passing day getting closer. However just like Christmas, nothing can last forever and Ivy isn’t sure if she can keep her sexy, Scottish boss.

I really enjoyed Only You, but I did struggle a bit with it for a few reasons. One, while I enjoy contemporary romance and slice of life romance books, I honestly felt like the first half of the book was SO slow. So slow. While the story took awhile to get into it was good, but just so slow at first and I really, really struggled with that. My other issue and I honestly cannot believe I am writing this right now, was that I feel like there wasn’t enough intimate moments between Ivy and Hugh. I’m reading a romance book, I want romance and a lot of it!

Besides that Only You was a great curl up on a quiet day kind of read, perfect for the time of year and Landry shows great promise as a romance author.

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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My Rating: 4/5 Shells
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About the Author: Marie Landry’s life revolves around books; when she’s not writing them, she’s reading them, taking pictures of them for bookstagram, or blogging about them. An avid reader from a young age, she loves getting lost in characters’ worlds, whether they’re of her own making or someone else’s. She particularly loves coming-of-age stories with as much of an emphasis on self-discovery as on romance…but don’t leave out the romance!

When not doing bookish things, Marie can be found daydreaming (in general, but often about traveling through Europe), binge-watching shows on Netflix, and taking photographs. She lives in a cozy apartment in Ontario, Canada with the best roommate ever, and only sometimes imagines it’s actually a flat in London.

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Blog Tour & Review: Misadventures with a Professor by Sierra Simone

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The Cover: This is my first misadventures book and I’m not sure if all their books are like this but I really like how simple it is. I also like the quill, purple coloring and how part of the cover looks like parchment.

Basics: Misadventures with a Professor was released on November 6th 2018 and is 208 pages long. Genre wise Misadventures with a Professor belongs to contemporary romance and standalones.

Description: Zandy Lynch never planned on going to grad school a virgin. So when her professor father finds her a job abroad as a research assistant the summer before she starts her master’s program, she sees her chance. She’s got one night in London to lose her V-card to a Mr. Darcy lookalike before she has to join some ancient professor in the country…

Misadventures is a romantic series of spicy standalone novels, each written or co-written by some of the best names in romance. The stories are scandalous, refreshing, and, of course, incredibly sexy. They’re the perfect bedside read, a ‘quick blush’ for the reader who loves a page-turning romance.
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Overall thoughts: Misadventures with a Professor is my first Misadventures book so I honestly had no idea what to expect. I am a big fan of Sierra Simone and have read all of her books so I knew writing well, just not the concept of misadventures. According to their website: (https://misadventures.com/about) “Misadventures is a romantic series comprised of standalone novels, each written or co-written by authors selectively chosen by Waterhouse’s founder, #1 New York Times bestselling romance author Meredith Wild, based on works she’s read and loved.” If you’re interested in more of the background of misadventures or want to know more about other misadventures books, you can check them out here <—

Back to Misadventures with a Professor though! This book was a lot like Sierra’s past books but it also wasn’t if that makes sense. Misadventures with a Professor included all of Sierra’s amazing composition, with her signature sexy scenes and characters. The plot was interesting, a student visiting and studying a Professor for the Summer meet one another but before they figure out who the other person is…they sleep with each other. Only to reunite again with shock and eager temptation to come together again. But a professor and student shouldn’t have a relationship like that, right? RIGHT?! Sierra Simone loves a forbidden romance couple, that’s for sure!

I liked  Misadventures with a Professor a lot, but after finishing The New Camelot series and especially American King I found this book to be a little bit too tame for me. Her other books have this intensity to them and while I liked  Misadventures with a Professor much it was lacking that intensity that I fell so hard for with her other books. This book is still a great forbidden romance read though, and I’m curious to see what Sierra Simone does next.

Couple Chemistry Rating: 5/5 Shells
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Favorite Quotes: “I’m going to eviscerate her for this. I’m going to make her regret ever setting foot in my private space and making friends with my cat. I don’t care how ridiculous that sounds. It’s still forbidden.” -Oliver

My Rating: 5/5 Shells
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About the Author:
 Sierra is a voracious reader of all things including the smuttiest smut, young adult, piles of non-fiction for research, and everything Bill Bryson (especially on audio). She loves writing the dirtiest things that she can think of, King Arthur, sparkling water, Tarot, coffee, leggings, and learning new words daily.

Her previous jobs have included firing ceramics, teaching living history lessons in one-room school house in full, 1908-approved school marm attire, and working as a librarian for several years—not in that order.

She lives in the Kansas City area with her hot cop husband, two children, and two giant dogs. (And two cats, but they’re so naughty we don’t talk about them.) The social media she cares about the most are Spotify and (her very very NSFW) Tumblr. Following her in those places is a true love language, indeed.

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