mercoledì 27 aprile 2016

The Player and the Pixie by L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid


Release Date: 04.12.2016





Synopsis:

How can someone so smokin’ hot be so bad in bed? I mean, Sean Cassidy is absolute rubbish. RUBBISH. He is the epitome of walking, talking false advertising and I want a refund! Plus he’s an arsehole. So… what is wrong with me that I can’t stop thinking about him?
THE PIXIE
Lucy Fitzpatrick doesn’t like rugby.
As the little sister of Ireland’s most infamous rugby player, Lucy can’t seem to escape the championship-sized shadow cast by her big brother, or her mother’s frequent attempts to micromanage her future. Her rainbow hair is as free-spirited as her quest for inner peace, yet overbearing expectations keep bringing her down. And when she’s down, her compulsive little problem lands her in seriously big trouble.
THE PLAYER
Sean Cassidy is a cold-hearted brute… or so he’s been told. Frequently. By everyone.

His blonde locks, baby blues, and rock hard bod make ladies the world over drool with desire. As the rugby world’s second most infamous player, he should be basking in his success. But Sean has never been content settling for second place, and his frequent confrontations with Lucy’s big brother leave him cold. And when he’s cold, his compulsive little problem lands him in the lap of Lucy Fitzpatrick.
THE PLAN
Sean has a problem only Lucy can solve. Lucy has a problem only Sean can fix. The solution seems obvious: you scratch my back, and I’ll bail you out of jail. But when their business arrangement unexpectedly leaves Sean scorching hot and Lucy on the precipice of inner peace, can they convince the world—and Lucy’s big brother in particular—that this is the real deal?

Either way, both the Player and the Pixie are about to teach each other some pretty monumental lessons about family, life, but most importantly, love.
*The Pixie and the Player is a full-length, romantic comedy novel, can be read as a standalone, and is the second book in the Rugby Series.*



Review:



The Player and The Pixie was a very enjoyable read.

I went into this book completely blinded,I only wanted to read it because there was the word Pixie in the title,but I was caught by the nice story and sweet characters right away and I couldn't read it fast enough.

Sean Cassidy,our hero,is suave, smooth and a confirmed bachelor who has had hundreds conquests,but under all those "Bubbling" muscles he also has a beautiful heart and he was only waiting the right woman to show it.Destiny puts on his way Ronan Fitzpatrick's sister.
Lucy,our pixie,is a lovely and free-spirited woman who has a really hard time to stay away from his brother's enemy and to let herself enjoy this new relationship.

I didn't have read the first book in the series but I'm going to do it soon because I'm so curious about Ronan and Annie 's story.


Excerpt:

Lucy

Later that evening, I got ready for the party. My dress was cream lace, sort of floaty, and I wore my hair down with a single daisy clip at the side. I was sitting in a VIP room at the back of the venue with my brother, his fiancée Annie, and a couple of Ronan’s teammates. We were enjoying a few bottles of champagne and discussing the success the Irish squad had enjoyed during the year. Mam was elsewhere, socializing with the other team mothers, and I was glad. I just wanted to enjoy my night without her saying something about how unattractive or embarrassing I was.

We were all having a great time until the door swung open and Mr. Tall, Blond and Up Himself walked in. That would be Sean Cassidy to those not in the know, Sleazy Sean, as nicknamed by the rugby club. I tried to always see the good in people, but he and my brother didn’t have the best relationship. Not only had Sean slept with Brona, Ronan’s ex-girlfriend, but he was also universally acknowledged to be an arsehole.

It went against everything I believed in to say, because I liked to think everyone was redeemable in some way, but Sean just wasn’t a nice person. He actually seemed to be proud about the fact, like he wanted people to dislike him.

The conversation died down, everybody casting surreptitious glances at Sean who swaggered his way up to the private bar and loudly ordered a bottle of bubbly. That’s actually what he called it, but speaking of bubbly . . .

Almost of their own accord, my eyes wandered over his broad shoulders, muscular back, and down to what must have been the most perfect bubble butt I’d ever seen. You know how sometimes male athletes develop those really defined, rounded but masculine derrieres? Well, Sean Cassidy was most definitely rocking one of those, and I couldn’t resist the urge to ogle it. It was pure muscle and simply bite-worthy.

I snickered to myself when I realized I’d almost commented on it out loud. Okay, I’d officially had too many glasses of “bubbly” as Sean so douchebaggedly called it. He must have heard my snicker because his attention landed on me. He stared at me for a second, arched a condescending brow, then dismissed me all in an instant, returning his attention to the bar.

Huh.

After about thirty seconds everyone went back to their conversations, trying their best to ignore Sean. Ronan had told me once that Sean was the kind of person who thrived on attention, so ignoring his presence was probably the best course of action to take.
It was my own fault I couldn’t stop staring. We’d never spoken before. In fact, I’d only ever seen him from afar at parties like this one, or on television when there was a match on. But right now he was close, close enough for me to realize just how devastatingly and legitimately handsome he was: light blue eyes, a strong jaw, nice lips, attractive nose.

Sigh.

Why were the beautiful ones always such pricks, huh?

He leaned back against the bar, having uncorked the champagne bottle and poured some into a glass. He wore a shit-eating grin as he stared right at Ronan, holding the glass to his lips, his pinky popped. I knew he was getting to Ronan when my brother muttered to Annie under his breath, “Is he fucking shitting me?”





martedì 26 aprile 2016

Snow Balls by Andie M. Long



Release Date: 03.29.2016




Synopsis:

Tyler Turner has lived at home in comfort since birth. It's Christmas Day and his twenty-fifth birthday and he's just about to open his money gift from his parents ..

Dear son,
You are dear to our hearts and we love you. Happy twenty-fifth birthday. However as previously forewarned it’s time to stand on your own two feet. Please take this letter as your Eviction Notice. You have three months until the twenty-fifth of March to secure new accommodation for yourself. Obviously if you decide to purchase, rather than rent, then as long as we can see the sale proceeding, the date of eviction can be lengthened accordingly. We, your parents will assist with this as much as possible. If you would like us to accompany you to look at properties or help you get a mortgage, you only have to ask. 
The cheque should cover you for a month or two’s rent or contribute towards legal fees.
We look forward to watching you on your next adventure as an adult.
Much love, Mum and Dad.


As Tyler gets over the shock it becomes a competition between Tyler and his mother Dora as to whether he'll stay or go. Friend Lindsay is on hand to help him until the offer of a promotion means she may be leaving too. Will Tyler grow up in time to make the right choices or will Jennifer Lambert and his gaming equipment continue to distract him?

*Complete with British/Yorkshire slang guide as an added bonus to teach you some new rude words ;) *




Review:



I liked this novella so much I wished it was a little longer.

I really enjoyed Tyler's story,how he grows up as an independent man and how a the same time he grows a pair of balls too.

This book was so funny I can't wait to find out what Andie M. Long has in store for us in the next one.




sabato 23 aprile 2016

Beautiful Ruin by Amy Olle



Release Date: 12.08.2016




Synopsis:

A good archaeologist always finds what he’s digging for…

When Mina Winslow buys her ancestral home with plans to restore it to the beautiful sanctuary it once was, she discovers more than she bargained for. Soon, she's face-to-face with a man from her past. The one man she never stopped longing for.

Renowned archaeologist, Noah Nolan, swore he’d never return to the small, remote island in Lake Michigan. After agreeing to complete a short-term excavation project, he realizes the site belongs to the woman who inexplicably rejected him years before. A woman he’s never forgotten – or forgiven.

When Noah’s affinity for uncovering all things lost, forgotten, and buried stirs Mina’s repressed memories of a terrifying secret, she must find the courage to unearth the past, or risk losing the treasure of her heart forever.



Review:




I liked this book so much, it is a heartwarming and heartbreaking story with some steamy moments.

Amy Olle's writing lured me into this story,it is so realistic and honest, it looked like I met some new friends and discovered some new beautiful places page after page.

Mina and Noah need some happiness in their troubled lives. After some years they found each other again and their chemistry is still the same,but this time they also open their hearts, telling all the truth about their dark pasts and letting Love in, and hopefully their story will end differently.

I can't wait to read more about the Nolan clan.


giovedì 21 aprile 2016

Freeing Destiny by Faith Andrews



Release Date: 03.19.2016





Synopsis:

Words to live by:

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

Don’t break the rules.

I’d managed to fail at both by fraternizing with the enemy’s brother. Guess I’d followed in my mother’s footsteps by ignoring all the rules when it came to love.

Mom was marrying a man only six years older than me. A man who was also her student. But the biggest surprise that came out of their wedding wasn’t my new stepdad’s academic status or his age.

It was Jack Davis—my stepfather’s best friend.

Jack was the guy who could change the whole game. He was quite possibly my soul mate. But time and circumstance were against us—there was no easy way around it. I was moving back to New York in two weeks and his sister, Aubrey, was the one person my family hated most in this world. How would his sister—the enemy—deal with another Edwards girl claiming what she believed was hers? The idea of letting Jack go crippled me. Would I have to cut ties with the only man I’d ever let into my heart?
 



Review:



I loved these characters and I'm really sad to say goodbye but I've really appreciated this spin off because I have had more time to know Stella and Jack better.

Jack and Stella story is love at first sight.

I've enjoyed how they spend their limited time together to the fullest,making their love grow day after day and living every day happily.
But it won't always be that easy because our two love birds have some tough decisions to make that will affect their lives and those of their dear ones,fortunately they keep believing their love is stronger than everything else and that whatever be the course of their destiny they will stay together forever.

"Destiny showed us that best laid plans fall apart so better things can come together." 








mercoledì 20 aprile 2016

Minute by Minute by Natalie E. Wrye



Release Date: 04.20.2016




Synopsis:

Lukas Griffin

I'd heard that chess was a game made for the Gods of Men.

You are not a God… you’re just a man.

But even you can make the rules…

Rule no. 1 Trust no one. 
Not even the ones you like.
Not even the ones you love.
Especially not the ones you love.

Rule no. 2 Do not fuck the irresistible blonde. 
Not even if she asks.
Not even if she begs.
And she just may…

Rule no. 3 FUCK THE RULES. 
To Hell with them.
Set fire to them and watch them burn…
Realize that under the right circumstances, everyone is capable of betrayal.
Even you...

***This novel is Round 3 of a Three-Round series***



Review:




The wait for this 3rd and last installment was longer than the previous ones but it was so worth it.

I loved Minute by Minute...I couldn't read it fast enough to finally solve the mystery and to find out how Lukas and Elena's story ends.

Natalie E. Wrye's amazing writing, the fast paced rhythm and the engaging plot held me captive from page one and didn't let me go until the last page.

I highly recommend this series if you like your Romance with a thrill.





Hour by Hour by Natalie E. Wrye



Release Date: 12.01.2015




Synopsis:

My head says, “Fuck Lukas Griffin.” 
My clitoris says, “Go ahead!”

I gave in to him, submitted myself to our fiery passion… and it blew up in my face. 

I can’t afford to do this again—not when he holds all the cards. Not when he makes all the rules.   

He’s lured me into a game—a game I’ve never played. 
A dangerous one.  

And if I raise the stakes and place another bet on him, will he burn me again?


***This novella is Round 2 of a Three-Round series***



Review:



This is the second book in the Games & Diversions series and I'm still so intrigued I can't wait to read the next one to know how this thrilling story will finish.

I still liked Lukas and Elena heated and angry conversations as much as their sexy scenes.
I really hope they can find their kind of happy in the end.






Step by Step by Natalie E. Wrye



Release Date: 11.03.2015





Synopsis:

I’ve simplified my life into a three-part process:

I binge—I fuck—I come…until I come to my senses.

That’s what my world has been ever since she came into my life.
And I was perfectly content with it staying that way…
Until I actually met her.

Mouthy dancer.
Blonde bombshell.
Elena.

My best friend’s soon to be sister-in-law.

Enemies before we’d ever laid eyes on each other, we were a match made in Hell—a cautionary tale of how not to get along.

But when the spark between us sets our passions ablaze, how do we prevent the unexpected matches from turning our flame into an inferno?


***This novella is Round 1 of a Three-Round series***






Review:




This story has captivated me ever since I saw the first teaser on the author page.

I loved the sexual tension between the two main characters,Lukas and Elena.

I didn't expect that ending and I definitely can't wait to read what happens in the next book...fortunately it will be released soon!!!








Paradise Forbidden by Natalie E. Wrye



Release Date: 08.28.2015



Synopsis:

When Trevor Cassidy steps foot on a bus to "Nowhere," Tennessee, he boards with a singular purpose: to leave the life he led behind.

A desolate girl on the ride catches his eye, but he wants almostnothing to do with the ten-foot invisible wall that she's built around herself.

But when calamity strikes deep inside the Tennessee forest, Trevor and the lonely girl, Kat, must learn to trust each other if they want to make it back to civilization intact.

Breaking down Kat's walls will prove to be the hardest thing Trevor's ever done, and on top of that...she's hiding something: something that may threaten their very existence, their dwindling survival.

But how does Trevor uncover Kat's hidden agenda without bringing his own to light?


Review:




The author delivered an intriguing story,her writing style hooked me and took me on a journey full of discoveries with these characters.

I loved the descriptions of the places they see,I'm going to book a flight for Tennessee as soon as possible :)

Can't wait to read more about Zeus' friends,their dialogues are so funny.



martedì 19 aprile 2016

Worth It All by Claudia Connor



Release Date: 04.19.2016




Synopsis:

She’s fighting for control. . . Paige Roberts learned to fend for herself growing up. Now she’s doing everything possible to give her daughter, Casey, the stability she never had. But when the vivacious five-year-old decides she’s done wearing her prosthesis, Paige faces her toughest challenge yet: trusting a handsome, brooding stranger who simply wants to help.


He’s struggling to connect. . .  JT McKinney lost more than his leg in a car accident that stole his dreams of pro football. Eight years later, he’s made a new life for himself far away from his old one. His business is developing cutting-edge prosthetics and he’s more than happy to turn his attention to machines instead of people. Still, he can’t shake the feeling that something’s missing.


Will they take a chance on love? . . . When JT gets the chance to help Paige’s daughter, he takes it. He never planned on the two of them tearing down his walls or teaching him to believe in himself again. Paige might not believe in happily ever afters, but JT wants more than anything to be her prince. They’ll both have to let go of the past if they want a future.


Review:



Worth It All tells the story of the youngest McKinney brother,JT or better Jake,who after a car accident has to learn to live with the regrets of what could have been.
He can't stand his perfect and "suffocating" family so he chooses to go to live far from them starting a new career.

Jake became a successful but lonely man who spends his days working until he meets a pretty waitress and her sweet daughter that will change his life again.
They help him to undersand that no one should ever live alone and to forgive himself for the past mistakes.

I've really enjoyed to read this book.
The wonderful writing will make you fall in love with all the characters,new ones and old ones.Unfortunately I have to say that Casey stole my heart, she is cuter than my little Ladybug.

I'm already excited to read whatever Claudia Connor will give us in the future.





lunedì 18 aprile 2016

Balls by Andie M. Long



Release Date: 02.23.2016




Synopsis:

Camille Turner has returned to her home town of Rotherham to open her new business, a childrens play centre. She said she left to pursue her education but in reality she was driven away by the antics of fellow pupil Dylan Ball, whose parting shot, a photo of Camille in tight shorts, earned her the nickname Camille Toe.

After swearing revenge as she left the school gates behind her, Camille is reunited with a now older and apologetic Dylan who wants to be friends. She’d tell him to go to Hell but he does genuinely seem sorry. Plus he’s also matured into one sexy male. It’s so unfair.

But does Dylan really want to be friends or is it all an act to embarrass her once again? 

**Includes a Yorkshire/British glossary to teach you some rude slang ;)**


Review:





This was the first book I've read written by Andie M. Long but I already want to read the second in the series because I've really enjoyed this story.

It's a nice,funny and quick read that grabs your interest since the beginning and you can't put it down until you finish it.

I liked the main characters,Camille and Dylan, so much that at the end I wished their story was longer because I wanted to know more about their future.



sabato 16 aprile 2016

After The Scrum by Dahlia Donovan



Release Date: 04.01.2016





Synopsis:

Caddock ‘The Brute’ Stanford lost his brother and rugby career within the same year. The once man-about-town is now a has-been and guardian to his young nephew. Not sure where life will go after the scrum, he decides to purchase a pub in the Cornwall village of Looe. He never expects to fall in lust—and then love.


Francis Keen hides his crippling anxiety behind his eccentric habits, lush interior design, and beloved dog, Sherlock. Alone by choice after an attack in college left him emotionally scarred, he lives by the sea with his gran, resigned to working small jobs for local businesses. Revamping the pub for the new owner is right up his alley—especially when he realizes who the owner is.


Two men, so different, on track for a romantic collision. Can they survive the impact?


Review:




I've really enjoyed reading this book.It was such a sweet read with some hot and sexy moments.

Caddock,retired rugby player,and Francis,stylish interior designer,can't be more different from each other but it takes one look to spark their chemistry and sexual attraction.They soon understand they have to fight against prejudices and old fears in order to become stronger as a person and as a couple/family.

This was the first time I've read something written by this author but it won't be the last because her characters and the places were very well depicted,they seem so real I wanted to be their friend and visit Looe (Cornwall) to discover its Pub and Backery.








giovedì 14 aprile 2016

Feel Again by Faith Andrews



Release Date: 01.12.2015




Synopsis:

A dare.

A dying wish.

Fate...

After years of loneliness, widowed Gabriella is ready to fill the void—as long as she doesn't have to give her heart to another man.

Caleb's screwed himself right into a dead-end existence. Faced with an ultimatum, he's hell-bound on changing his reckless ways.

A chance meeting has these two instantly attracted to one another, but when their paths cross again—this time as professor and student—the roles reverse on Professor Edwards as Caleb teaches her how to feel again.


Review:




I liked this story even if it is a Taboo story...
I'm reading this series not in the order it was released but in the chronological order so this was a second chance at love and a start to live again after a hard time for me too.


"Life is for the living,Gabby,and last I checked you were very much alive."


In Feel Again we meet Gabriella that after the umpteenth devastating experience of her life decides to leave New York and her sister to start anew in California with her twins.But it isn't so easy for her to forget her past and to live her life to the fullest until,years later, she met a beautiful broken man,Caleb,that helps her to let go of all her fears and to start healing her scarred heart.


"Give her all you have.Together you will save each other because,my boy,everyone needs saving from themselves."


I liked all the characters of this book and i can't wait to stat the next one.