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  • Fighting Solitude by Aly Martinez

    Review: Feb. 8th, 2016

  • Boiling Point by Tessa Bailey

    Review: Feb. 4th, 2016

  • Always Room for Cupcakes by Bethany Lopaz

    Review: Feb. 10th, 2016

  • Stardust Destiny by Nazarea Andrews

    Review: Feb. 11th, 2016

  • Healing Love by Abby Niles

    "Review: Feb. 15th, 2016"

Thursday, February 4

Review: Boiling Point by Tessa Bailey

Title: Boiling Point
By: Tessa Bailey
Series: Crossing the Line #3
My Copy: Netgalley.com
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Falling for a con man is the most dangerous game of all…

Con artist Austin Shaw’s been in disguise so long he’s not sure where his fake identities end and he begins. Now that he’s been strong-armed into working for a specialized undercover unit working with the Chicago police—criminals with unique “skills”—the last thing he needs is to risk his iron control. Especially when it comes to a certain stunningly sexy hacker who tempts him with every look of disdain.

Polly Banks will never, ever trust a con man. On the trail of a ruthless crook who destroyed the only family she’s ever known, Polly is unnerved by the shadow who follows her every move. The one who makes her pulse pound and breath short with lust. Austin. He’s infuriating, enigmatic, and pure sex appeal, and she’s determined to resist him.

But an untrustworthy man of disguise can become anyone he wants…including a man that Polly must trust if she’s to escape their dangerous game alive.

*Happy dance*

Yeah, I have waited for this for a while…a long, long while.  I have wanted nothing more than to know the background stories of Austin and Polly, which let me say is pretty crazy.  I have also waited for the day in which Austin and Polly will finally realize that there is no one else on this earth that is better suited for them than each other.  Dear me, it happened and it was so glorious. This book right here is why I love Tessa Bailey.  Everything about it was magnificent. 

I can’t say what I loved the most because I basically loved all of it.  I loved Austin and his sexy and adorable ways.  Seeing as he can’t fathom Polly ever being in danger, he starts to follow her around and realizes that whom she is seeking is the same man that is seeking him.  This leads to a Pandora’s box of discover on Polly and Austin’s past.  It also leads to a start of certain (very dirty talking and naughty all the way around) encounters between two of my favorite characters.  What I loved about this is that Austin, being the extreme alpha male that he is, realizes that Polly needs control in these situations so he hands over the reins and these certain encounters turn out to be so hot!  It is kinda what I lived for in this book.  I craved their next encounter.

But there is also more to this story than just the beginning of a relationship.  Reading how time amongst each other slowly tears down their walls and allows both Austin and Polly the ability to confess needing each other was beautiful.  Two strong-headed individuals finally realizing that they could be more with the other’s help made me cheer.

And there is also the fact that something shady is going down in the town of Chicago and both Polly and Austin (and the rest of the crew) are on the case.  This includes a new member, who so far has a very intriguing past and I hope he is the next book in this series.


On a side note: let’s talk about the tea.  One of the cutest thing that Austin could ever do and it made me love him 100 times more.

Tuesday, February 2

Release Day Blitz: Always Room for Cupcakes by Bethany Lopez

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Today we are celebrating the release of ALWAYS ROOM FOR CUPCAKES by Bethany Lopez. This book is a romantic comedy/suspense title. Be sure to grab your copy today, and check out the giveaway below.

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ALWAYS ROOM FOR CUPCAKES Synopsis:

One day I was be-bopping along jamming to the music in my head while wondering if my thighs could handle grabbing a cupcake on the way home. The next thing I knew, my entire world crashed and burned. I used to wake up at night in a sweat, crying because I’d dreamt that my husband was cheating on me, or that he hated me, and resented my kids. He’d always hold me close and tell me it was all just a dream, that he loved me and our family and that he’d never let me go. He was a f*cking liar. Now I spend my days taking photos of scum just like him, trying to be a champion for other's being taken advantage of by the losers in our town, and my nights being a single mom to my beautiful twins. I've got great friends who have my back, and a sexy, mysterious motorcycle man who keeps showing up when I need him. Maybe things are starting to look up, and one thing's for sure... There's always room for cupcakes.

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A1nt0F1SfnL._UX250_ Sign up for my Newsletter for more information about my writing: http://eepurl.com/Rcmrn Award-Winning Author Bethany Lopez began self-publishing in June 2011. She's a lover of all things romance: books, movies, music, and life, and she incorporates that into the books she writes. When she isn't reading or writing, she loves spending time with her husband and children, traveling whenever possible. Some of her favorite things are: Kristen Ashley Books, coffee in the morning, and In N Out burgers. Bethany Lopez is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency.
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Release Day: Fighting Solitude by Aly Martinez

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Fighting Solitude is Book Three in the On The Ropes Series by Aly Martinez and is Quarry’s highly anticipated story.

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**Each book in the series can be read as a standalone**



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I was born a fighter. Abandoned by my parents, I spent my life forging my own path—one guided by my fists and paved with pain.
Untouchable in the ring, I destroyed everyone who faced me, but that’s where my victories ended. Outside the ropes, I repeatedly failed the few people who loved me. Including my best friend, Liv James—the one person I’d die to protect.
Even though I didn’t deserve her, Liv never stopped believing in me. Never gave up. Never let go. After all, she understood what I’d lost, because she’d lost it too.
Liv was everything to me, but she was never truly mine.
That was going to change.
I lost my first love, but I refused to lose my soulmate.
Now, I’m on the ropes during the toughest battles of my life.
Fighting to be the man she deserves.
Fighting the solitude of our pasts.
Fighting for her.

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Born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, Aly Martinez is a stay-at-home mom to four crazy kids under the age of five, including a set of twins. Currently living in South Carolina, she passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a glass of wine at her side.
After some encouragement from her friends, Aly decided to add “Author” to her ever-growing list of job titles. Five books later, she shows no signs of slowing. So grab a glass of Chardonnay, or a bottle if you’re hanging out with Aly, and join her aboard the crazy train she calls life.


Monday, February 1

Cover Reveal: Illicit Temptations by Janine Infante Bosco

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ILLICIT TEMPTATIONS by Janine Infante Bosco Tempted, #1 
Publication Date: July 25, 2015 
Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis: Michael Valente...
My father was the Underboss of an organized crime family. He was murdered when I was a teenager leaving me broken. My mother died in a tragic accident, her death annihilated me. My life was in shambles until Victor Pastore, one of New York’s most notorious gangsters and my late father’s best friend, recruited me to work for him. Everyone expected me to walk in my father’s shadow, to be the prodigal son, the next big thing to hit the mob. I was torn between filling those expectations and walking the straight line my mother wished I had. Nothing made sense and I felt as if I was just passing through life. The only beacon of light in my otherwise dark world was the one girl that was off limits to me. The one girl who could bring me to my knees consuming my mind, body and soul. She’s the sweetest temptation I’ve ever known and the most illicit. Nikki Pastore.... My father’s a gangster. My boyfriend’s is the king of New York’s nightclubs. I am often labeled as Vic’s daughter or Rico’s girl, never just Nikki. I struggle for people to acknowledge me for the woman I am and not for the men in my life. I’m fighting a losing battle. There is only one person who sees me for me, my Mikey. He’s wild. He’s reckless. He’s hot as hell. He’s completely unattainable, but oh so tempting.

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Present Day: Michael
It all happened so quickly. I chased the sound of her desperate cries, her dull voice begging for someone to help her. I turn the corner of the abandoned warehouse careful not to make my presence known. I breathe through my mouth because the stench in the air is so vile smelling like piss, death and filth. There is silence. I can’t make out her cry anymore. The only sound I catch is the water dripping from the leak in the roof onto the concrete floor. Drip. Drip. Drip. “Help me. Dear God, please help me,” she cries out. Her voice sounds weaker than before, as if she’s giving up, resolving that no one will answer her plea for help. I step in something sticky forcing me to glance down at my foot that is now covered in blood. My eyes follow the trail of crimson to the dead body that is decomposing in the corner. I want to scream. My gut clenches thinking of all the horrors my girl must have been exposed to and how it’s all my fault. I failed her. I won’t fail her now. Never again. I take a few more steps, hiding behind a palette of wooden crates, peaking between them, I spot her. My girl. She’s sitting in a metal chair. Her wrists are tied behind her back and her ankles are tied together. Her head is down so I can’t see her face but I notice she’s still wearing the same clothes as she was the day they took her. I silently will her to lift her head. I need to get a look at her face. I need to see she’s okay. “No one’s here to save you sweetheart.” I hear a taunting voice speak to her. I’m here to save her you fuck. His body comes into my view as he stands in front of her, slowly bending so they’re eye level. I watch, struggling not to do anything stupid, hearing Vic’s voice in my head reminding me not to be a cowboy. Patience. Her life is at stake. He cups her face not so gently and forces her to look up at him. He blocks my view of her so I shift to my right hoping to catch a glimpse. “My father will kill you.” She shouts. “Do you hear me? He will kill you! Just let me go.” He laughs. “Your father can’t save you little girl just like he couldn’t save his best man. And when you’re dead, he won’t do anything either just like he didn’t after I killed Val. Daddy’s not in control anymore, you’re at my mercy.” I freeze for a moment at the mention of my father. The man who has his back to me, the man torturing my girl, is the same man who killed my father. I didn’t even have a chance to process the information because his hand reared back and slapped Nikki across her face. He takes a step backward, and she comes into my view, lifting her head slowly. Her eye make up is running down her face. One of her cheeks is red, branded from that son of a bitch’s hand and yet she’s still the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen. Something is triggered inside of me and I know it’s time to end this nightmare. I straighten my posture, my hand securely holding my gun at my side. Slowly I lift my hands, my gun cocked aiming the barrel of it straight at the back of the enemy’s head. I look at Nikki once more, she’s all the strength I need to pull the trigger. She turns her head, her dull brown eyes meet mine and for the slightest moment I see life reborn in them. I take one hand off my gun and lift a finger to my lips, signaling her to stay silent. I want the motherfucker to be surprised when I riddle him with bullets. I hold her gaze and hope she trusts I won’t let anything else happen to her. I’m here Princess You’re safe now. I gradually step around the pallet I was hiding behind and creep up behind him, keeping a steady eye on my girl. I wrap my finger around the trigger. This is it. I’m about to kill a man. I’m about to put someone else’s blood on my hands. I am about to walk in my father’s shoes. I avert my eyes to the back of my target's head, tearing my gaze away from Nikki. I lift the gun and then it happens… “Mikey watch out!!” She screams. I pull the trigger. All of a sudden my gun isn’t the only one going off in the warehouse. The sound of gunfire erupts as I watch my bullet pierce my victim. I turn toward Nikki, hurrying to make my way to her. My victim falls face forward onto the floor, a single shot to the head killing him instantly. Nikki screams out as his blood splatters onto her. She’s shaking her head screaming no as I struggle to make my way to her. “Mikey Get down!!” She screams through her sobs. I don’t fully comprehend what she’s saying. I think I’m still reeling from the fact that the man I put a bullet in was about to kill her— just like he killed my old man. All I cared about was taking her in my arms and holding onto her for dear life. I needed to touch her, to feel her, to know she really was okay. She is shaking her head violently forcing me to focus on what she is trying to warn me of. I glance over my shoulder, eyes wide as I see the ambush Victor and his men are taking part in, guns blazing as they seek revenge on the rival family that held his daughter captive for two days. They don’t go down easily and men start appearing from all over the warehouse, firing back at Victor and his gang. I lift my gun, ready to help Victor, out of the corner of my eye I notice a man to my left, his gun aimed at Nikki. I keep my gun aimed at the men firing against Victor and look over my shoulder towards my girl. She’s oblivious to the gun pointed at her and there is little she could do to protect herself since she’s still tied to the chair. I walk backwards towards her, debating if I have time to take out the gunman. I turn my gun towards the man aiming at Nikki but he pulls the trigger. I’m too late. “No!” I hear myself cry out as I run, attempting beat the speed of the bullet. I dive on top of her, my body shielding hers, knocking her and the chair she is tied to backwards as the bullet sears through my flesh. I’m here Princess. You’re safe. The gun slips from my hand as I roll off Nikki. I stare up at the ceiling. I hear her crying beside me, I try to reach for her hand but I can’t move. The heat sears through my body. I’m trying to contain the blood, but it pours from my wound uncontrollably. There are more gunshots fired. I hear Nikki’s cries become muffled until everything fades to black.
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ABOUT JANINE INFANTE BOSCO

Janine Infante BoscoJanine Infante Bosco lives in New York City, she has always loved reading and writing. When she was thirteen, she began to write her own stories and her passion for writing took off as the years went on. At eighteen, she even wrote a full screenplay with dreams of one day becoming a member of the Screen Actors Guild. Janine writes emotionally charged novels with an emphasis on family bonds, strong willed female characters, and alpha male men who will do anything for the women they love. She loves to interact with fans and fellow avid romance readers like herself. She is proud of her success as an author and the friendships she’s made in the book community but her greatest accomplishment to date would be her two sons Joseph and Paul.




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Sunday, January 31

Review: Built by Jay Crownover

Title: Built
By: Jay Crownover
My Copy: Amazon.com
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Sometimes you have to tear everything down to build something new…

Sayer Cole is frozen inside. At least, that’s what it’s felt like for as long as she can remember. She’s yet to let anyone past her icy exterior – and the one guy she thinks might melt her heart couldn’t possibly be interested in someone so uptight.

Rough, hard and hot-as-hell, Zeb Fuller has rebuilt his life and his construction business since protecting his family sent him to jail all those years ago. His elegant client, Sayer, makes him feel like a Neanderthal in denim, but despite the many hints that he’s been dropping to get to know her better, she seems oblivious to his charms.

Just as things finally start to heat up, Zeb’s past comes back to haunt him and he needs Sayer’s professional help to right a wrong and to save more than himself. As these opposites dig in for the fight of their lives, fire and ice collide in an unstoppable explosion of steam…

Just a quick question, is there a machine where you can put a book in it and it takes character and builds him into a real life person for you to love and marry?  If so, please point me to it because I want to build Zeb! Seriously, he is amazing.  Who wouldn’t love a giant sized man who is tatted all over, builds things from his bare hands, has a kind heart, is protective of those that he loves, and is seriously sexy?

Sayer has quietly wanted Zeb but shut him out because opening herself up was more than she could handle.  Zeb hasn’t quietly always wanted Sayer…in fact, he has openly flirted and bluntly told Sayer how much he wants her but she never gave in until Zeb comes to her for some legal help. 

I hope this is not a surprise but we find out that giant sized Zeb has son that he has never met, nor has he known about.  And Zeb being Zeb, the sexy, tatted, construction worker who has always protected his family vows that he will work to obtain custody and protect his son all while winning Sayer’s heart.

“One thing was clear: getting my son in my life on a permanent basis wasn’t the only thing that was going to take a hell of a lot of work on my end. If I wanted the girl, whatever version of her I could get my hands on, then I was going to have to fight for her as well.”

Sayer, being a family attorney, starts working with Zeb immediately to bring Hyde home to Zeb but during their time together she starts to realize what love actually is and it terrifies her.  There are many obstacles that Sayer has to overcome before she can finally fully give herself over to Zeb.  While it is mostly something that she has to do, there are a few characters that give her a hand – Poppy and cute, little Hyde.  The relationships that Sayer builds with them made this book even more enchanting. 


Everything about this book was adorable; adorable characters, adorable plot, adorable love, an adorable little boy that melted my heart, and an adorable Zeb.