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Tuesday, April 28

Review: Changing His Game by Megan Erickson

Title: Changing His Game
By: Megan Erickson
My Copy: Netgalley.com
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He controls the game, but she’s rewriting all the rules…

Marley Lake is no stranger to awkwardness, but getting caught watching a dirty GIF by the company’s hot new IT guy exceeds even her standards. That is, until she realizes he's as turned on by it as she is. But with a big promotion on the line, she refuses to let her current dry spell be her downfall. Maybe.

Austin Rivers has no business lusting after the irresistible editor of Gamers Magazine. He's a secret partner in the business—and technically Marley’s boss. One look at that GIF, though, and he’s ready to install a whole lot more than just software…as long as she never finds out who he really is.

But reality’s not as virtual as it seems, and when Austin’s identity jeopardizes Marley’s promotion, he has to change his game or risk losing the only woman with the cheat code to his heart.

I wanted this book so bad because I loved the thought of this nerdy kind of love happening between Marley and the new IT guy…and the fact that she gets caught watching a dirty GIF (It’s just funny!) 

While there were a lot of things that I like about this book; for instance, Marly was a great character, her brother was hilarious, and Austin’s relationship with his best friends daughter – they were all great.  But then there were things that kind of threw me off.  And that was basically the relationship that Marley and Austin had.  Austin seemed so cold and Marley was so friendly that they just seemed like an off pair.  Yeah, Marley got Austin to laugh a little while they were together but he always seemed so uptight.

It was hard for me to see a relationship for them.  I felt that there was no connection. 

Friday, April 17

Blog Tour Promo: Shadows & Lies by Eden Butler

Title: Shadows & Lies (Shadows, #1)
Author: Eden Butler
Genre: Romantic Suspense | Mystery
Release Date: March 26, 2015
Alex is also the only one able to help Ryan find the leads he's missing. She's the only one who can lead him to the one person who has the answers he seeks, but following her could cost Ryan everything.

Secrets get told, lives get wrecked and in every shadow, the truth is hiding.
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“I’ve never seen you cruel before. Didn’t know you had it in you, Boy Scout.”

“You know, lady,” there was a hum in my voiceI didn’t recognize. Alex had put it there with just the low dip of her gaze, “you got all these ideas that you know me. You don’t.”


Her eyes moved with the shake of my head, following the slow nod, the moment becoming something tactile, obvious as the heating air between our bodies that dampened our skin. Two looks, two held breaths and something had shifted. Hell, who was I kidding? It had started, brewing, way back, the second I grabbed her arm, stopping her from taking that wallet. It simmered when she snuck onto my balcony asking for my help. Now it crackled—that attraction, the symmetry in the breath that mingled between her mouth and mine.

“Alex?” It was only her name falling from my mouth that moved her gaze off my lips, a small glance that was all the answer she’d give me. “I’m not a fucking Boy Scout.”

There are times when you can’t think. Those are the clustered moments when the energy, the zing of the moment you’re in breaks apart any awareness you have. There is no logic in the swell of sensation or the liquid heat that drives one body closer to another. It’s the feel of warmth, the hope of touch that pulls you in no matter what your brain tries to make you understand about right and wrong, friend or foe. I wasn’t supposed to touch Alex Black. I wasn’t supposed to see her as anything but a mission. I was supposed to find her stalkerand keep her safe.

But I had always done what was expected. Seems she had to, as well. The difference was that my expectations fell on the side of justice. Hers ran along the tracks of corruption. Both meant we survived however we could.

I didn’t think about the case or what had brought her to me in the first place, and what kept her coming back to me. I reached for her because Iknew that’s what we both wanted. I touched her because she let me and once I had her against my chest, felt the smooth brush of her fingers on my neck, sensation shattered judgment.

The last sound I heard before I kissed her was the strangle of laughter falling into a moan. Hers, not mine. Alex was a woman—beautiful, sensual, parts that went in and out just like they’re supposed to, but she did not kiss me like any other hesitant, docile woman I’d ever touched.

She touched me like she was still hungry, like the meal we had just shared had not filled her. Like nothing would.

Eden Butler is an editor and writer of New Adult Romance and SciFi and Fantasy novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an honest-to-God English pirate. This could explain her affinity forrule breaking and rum. Her debut novel, a New Adult, Contemporary (no cliffie) Romance, “Chasing Serenity” launched in October 2013 and quickly became an Amazon bestseller.

When she’s not writing or wondering about herpossibly Jack Sparrowesque ancestor, Eden edits, reads and spends way too much time watching rugby, Doctor Who and New Orleans Saints football.

She is currently living under teenage rule alongside her husband in southeast Louisiana.

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Thursday, April 16

Review: Beneath This Ink by Meghan March

Title: Beneath This Ink
By: Meghan March
Series: Beneath #2
My Copy: Ebook from Amazon
BookWhisperer Rating:

I’ve always known she was too good for me, but that never stopped me from wanting her. 

And then I finally had her for one night. 

A night I don’t remember. 

I figured I’d blown my shot. 

But now she’s walked back into my life, and this time, I have the upper hand. I want my second chance. 

Will she be able to see the man beneath this ink?
Vanessa was the character that you loved to hate in Beneath This Mask. Even when we discovered that the relationship was staged it was easy to she her as the other woman. Beneath This Ink opens our eyes to an entirely different character than the young entitled woman we had encountered. Even more impressive is the development of the relationship with the one character that seemed untouchable.  This story is an overall shock to the system, because it will twist up everything we came to know offering a journey that will run sideline with the first book. I really like these two characters, and love how the story fits perfectly with the already deemed exceptional read. There is really not much you can say about this title without giving something away, but if you have had the pleasure of reading Beneath this Mask rest assured this title will meet your expectations. 

Sunday, April 12

Review: Once Pure by Cecy Robson

Title: Once Pure
By: Cecy Robson
Series: Shattered Past #3
My Copy: Netgalley.com
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Sofia Tres Santos remembers a time before her life went sour, before her innocence was ripped away, before she began punishing herself with risky behaviors and unworthy men. Now, at twenty, she just hopes she’s ready to rebuild some of what she lost. One way or another, it always comes back to her childhood friend and longtime crush, Killian O’Brien.

As strong as Killian is, Sofia has always been his one weakness. He knows Sofia has suffered and wants to ensure she’s never hurt again—not like before, and definitely not under his watch. When Sofia agrees to work at his mixed martial arts gym, Killian seizes the opportunity to help and protect the sweet girl he’s always cared for. And yet, as he trains Sofia to defend herself using his hard-hitting MMA techniques, he’s drawn to the vulnerable beauty in ways he never expected.

As Sofia grows stronger, she also grows brave enough to open herself up to love. And along the way, she challenges everything Killian believes to be true, showing him that no matter how much he dominates in the ring, the real battle is fought in the heart.

I have been waiting for this couples story and I was not disappointed!  Ever since Killian was introduced in the first book and Robson gave us the inkling that he possibly liked Sofia, I knew this was going to be my favorite book out of the series.

Killian was the best.  I loved how gentle, patient, and protective he was with Sofia while she was working with him.  It was like they had this wonderful fairy-tale middle while getting to know each other more (bumps, there are always speed bumps in a relationship.)  During this time, Sofia shows Killian that he is worth loving; something that you learn he never has had in a relationship (or the fact that he hasn’t had a relationship at all) and Killian slowly builds Sofia’s confidence by teaching her how to defend herself.  Throughout the book, you see that she is no longer a timid girl the last two books portrayed her as but that she has grown into a woman that roundhouse kick anyone in face if needed.

There is a lot that you learn about these to characters and it is so worth the emotional pain that Robson puts you through to get to know them.

Review: Once Loved by Cecy Robson

Title: Once Loved
By: Cecy Robson
Series: Shattered Past #2
My Copy: Amazon.com
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Every memory Lety Tres Santos has from her childhood comes with a scar—some emotional, some physical. Her father is an abusive drug addict, and her mother enables his destructive behavior. College offers Lety a fresh start . . . until her father finds a way to ruin that, too. Now, after losing her scholarship to kick off junior year, Lety must somehow stay in school, pay tuition, and turn a deaf ear to the whispers that follow her. And she intends to do it all without Brody Quaid’s help.

Brody is a lacrosse star, a 4.0 student—and as a freshman, he fell hard for the beautiful and spirited Lety. But their relationship crashed and burned because he couldn’t break through the walls she’s put up around her heart. With Lety hurting more than ever, Brody strives to win her back and make her believe in real love and true partnership. That will mean opening up secrets locked away in his own past—and trusting someone more than he’s ever dared.

Lety knows how painful it can be to depend on the wrong man. She also knows how much Brody wants to do this the right way. But it takes more than sizzling desire to move on and build a future together.

At this moment, I am a little confused.  Going from finishing “Once Perfect” to “Once Loved,” it seems like this was written by a different author and the more I think about it, the more I realize that this is kind of a brilliant thing.  Each character should be individual but have you ever noticed how some authors write out different plots but keep the same characters but just change their names?  Robson wrote differently for Lety’s story and changed the whole outlook on the series.  At least, that is my explanation why things felt a little different.

I loved Brody from the minute that I met him in the first book.  Something about his wisecracking self won me over.  It was Lety that had me nervous in this book.  She was okay in the first book and starting off in the second, she made me want to shake some sense into for dumping Brody because she felt like laying all of her family’s grief on him would be too big of a burden.  She shoulder too much responsibly and never asked for help. But slowly, Lety earned my respect for being so headstrong.  She refused to let Brody just take care of her; she wanted to make it on her own.  She wanted to make something out of herself and you can’t not like a girl who has that dream.  Most importantly, she stood up for herself and her family against Carlos.  *Just read the book – things hit crazy town.*

While I didn’t enjoy it as much as “Once Perfect,” I did enjoy the book. 

Friday, April 10

Review: Once Perfect by Cecy Robson

Title: Once Perfect
By: Cecy Robson
My Copy: Netgalley.com
BookWhisperer's Rating: 

Evelyn Preston’s future once looked perfect—until her wealthy father was caught in an embezzlement scandal and took his own life. Alone and struggling to pay her college tuition and bills, Evelyn finds a job as a waitress at the ultra-hip nightclub Excess, where she used to have more in common with the privileged private-school clientele than her fellow staff members. But something attracts her to the sexy six-foot-four bouncer and underground MMA fighter Mateo Tres Santos. Although they’ve led different lives, their troubled pasts bonds them in both survival and love.

Mateo is ex-army who wound up in prison for assaulting the man who harmed his sister. Now he’s feeling the same protective impulse for this petite blond waitress. When Evelyn experiences a panic attack at the club, Mateo comes to her rescue. And when Mateo is wounded shielding her from a brawl, Evelyn returns the favor and comes to his aid.

As their attraction intensifies, Mateo is determined to find out what nightmares are lurking in Evelyn’s past—even if that means tackling his own to save her.

I found myself liking this book more and more as I continued to read.  I think there are a lot of books out there that cover close to the same plot line (and I admit, I have read more than plenty) but this one was different.  Evelyn wasn’t some rich snob that tortured people at school and then fell from the high society rungs when her family crumbled.  She was rich but had it all stripped away from her when her father screwed up.  Now she has stepped up and is taking care of herself.  It was nice to read a strong heroine than other books provide.

Mateo hasn’t had the best of life either but the way he stepped in and was a solid supporting structure of Evelyn was the sweetest (yes, I did just say that she took care of herself but everyone needs supported a time or two.) 

Between these two, the tragedy they have both suffered is immense.  It is like these tragedies have left holes in our characters and once they meet, the wholes start to fill up. 

There were a few things that were shocking and it surprised me that this book covered such heavy matters. 

Robson has also set up a series of characters that we can continue to read about in the upcoming books.  I am excited to see what happens with Lety and Brody (I’m about 30% into the book.)