NEW RELEASES FOR WEEK OF FEBRUARY 5, 2017.

 

 

The Rakehell's Seduction (Seduction #2)

 

 

THE RAKEHELL'S SEDUCTION (THE SEDUCTION SERIES) BY LAUREN SMITH

 

 

Release Date:  February 6, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

HE’S MADE A DANGEROUS WAGER

Ambrose Worthing is no gentleman. He’s a proud cold-hearted rake who’s determined to stay a bachelor forever. He enjoys bedding a different woman every night without the risk of falling in love. When he hears about a wager over the seduction and ruination of the daughter of his father’s best friend, he knows he must intervene. Committing himself to the bet, he agrees to seduce Lady Alexandra Rockford—for her own good. He never expected the lady in question to be a beautiful, fiery creature who has passions of her own that call to his guarded heart.

SHE’S VOWED NEVER TO FALL IN LOVE AGAIN

Alexandra Rockford has sworn off men, her heart still broken from the false promises of a childhood sweetheart who left her to marry an heiress. When she stumbles into Ambrose outside of a country ball, she knows the rake his trouble. His smile, his touch, his forbidden kiss are all too tempting but being with him would ruin her. Determined to enjoy herself without falling in love, Alex can’t help but let her defenses down with the too charming rake. But when she discovers Ambrose is seducing her to win a bet, it will take everything Ambrose has to prove to her that he is worthy to love her.

 

 

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The Rakehell's Seduction (Seduction #2)The Rakehell's Seduction by Lauren Smith

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


ARC Review: The Rakehell's Seduction (The Seduction Series) by Lauren Smith

It was so easy to dislike Ambrose, except when it wasn't. Contradicting statement? Yes, but that is the way that I felt. He hid his heart well, but when it came out to play, it set the whole novel on fire. Arrogant, decadent, seductive and brooding this man thrived on being a walking contradiction. When a secret bet puts Alexandra in his sights, his heavily guarded heart may not survive the blow. Alexandra at first glance seems naive in her views, but underneath all of the surface optimism lies a woman with an inner strength and hidden fire just waiting to find it's target. Ms. Smith loves to dole out surprises and with The Rakehell's Seduction she not only gave an enchanting story, she delivered characters that were as mesmerizing and complicated as the writer herself. Well done.



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Zero to Sixty (Body Shop Bad Boys, #3)

 

 

ZERO TO SIXTY (BODY SHOP BAD BOYS) BY MARIE HARTE

 

 

Release Date:  February 7, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Bad boy Sam + Good girl Ivy + Stray puppy = Damaged hearts learning to love again

After her last relationship bombed, Ivy Stephens is doing her best to put her life back together. She's enjoying her job, her apartment-and the cute little puppy she's seen hanging around. When she goes looking for him, she finds the stray in the arms of a big, burly, devastatingly handsome man.

Sam Hamilton is lonelier than he's ever been after his best friend's engagement. To give himself a sense of purpose, he takes in a puppy that keeps showing up around the garage where he works. The puppy has another suitor though-one who happens to be blond and beautiful.

 

 

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REVIEW:  ZERO TO SIXTY (BODY SHOP BAD BOYS) BY MARIE HARTE

 

 

Zero to Sixty (Body Shop Bad Boys, #3)Zero to Sixty by Marie Harte

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Easy on the eyes, tough on the heart and detrimental to the hormones. Marie Harte is an author after my own heart. There is nothing more toxic to the hormonal chemistry than a man with a puppy (except maybe a single dad). The fact that Sam was a bad boy raised the hot level tenfold. More bark than bite, Ms. Harte made it hard for me to decide who I loved more Sam and his wounded bear act or the matchmaking puppy with the hidden agenda. Zero to Sixty is a savory romance that blends humor, heart and heat to delivery a top of the charts performance. It's love at first sight.

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TURBULENT WATERS (BILLIONAIRE AVIATORS) BY MELODY ANNE

 

 

Release Date:  February 7, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

A daring pilot finds himself in danger of losing his heart.

 

Coast Guard pilot Nick Armstrong savors the taste of danger. But after his helicopter crashes into the ocean during a mission, shattering his knee, he encounters a whole different type of thrill when he meets his new physical therapist. Maybe being grounded isn’t so bad after all.

 

Smart, sexy, and deeply guarded, Chloe Reynolds is the type of woman who drives Nick crazy for all the right reasons. But as she tries to help him heal, Chloe struggles to keep her heart—and secrets—safe.

 

For years, she has been told that Nick is responsible for her brother’s death, a “fact” that she slowly learns may not contain the entire truth.

 

But can Chloe’s growing feelings for Nick, and their undeniable chemistry, really overcome a years-long family feud? Or will the past ultimately destroy the future they both desperately want?

 

 

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REVIEW: TURBULENT WATERS (BILLIONAIRE AVIATORS) BY MELODY ANNE

 

Turbulent Waters (Billionaire Aviators Book 3)Turbulent Waters by Melody Anne

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Melody Anne piles on the drama with Chloe and Nick in Turbulent Waters. Nick is the easygoing brother that devotes his life to helping others and never takes anything too seriously. That all changes on a night when tragedy pays him a visit and changes his life in a flash. Chloe could be his saving grace or his worst nightmare. Which path will she chose? Turbulent Waters examines that inner moral compass. That voice that has one stop and think before making a drastic choice. We all have it, but do we listen to it. Those Armstrong boys are a tempting combination. Easy on the eyes, havoc on the heart. But I wouldn't wish it any other way.



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ONE MORE KISS (SHAUGHNESSY:  BAND ON THE RUN) BY SAMANTHA CHASE

 

 

Release Date:  February 7, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Matt Reed was living the dream until a bad career move sends him back to his hometown for much-needed privacy. Instead, he finds someone he never expected: the woman whose steamy kiss he remembers like it was yesterday.

Vivienne Forrester finally has her life in order... until Matt moves back to town. She doesn't want to think about the time she threw caution to the wind with him, but running into him everywhere, it's impossible not to...

 

 

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REVIEW:  ONE MORE KISS (SHAUGHNESSY:  BAND ON THE RUN) BY SAMANTHA CHASE

 

One More Kiss (Shaughnessy: Band on the Run)One More Kiss by Samantha Chase

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



I have an affliction for which there is no cure. It leaves me perpetually tongue - tied, emotionally spent yet always yearning for more. I'm addicted to romance. One of the worst offenders for my addiction is Samantha Chase. One More Kiss is a great example of why. She knows what strings to pull and what buttons to push to create poetry. Vivienne and Matt are by no means perfect, but they are perfect for each other. As a series fanatic, I've read my share of spin - offs. Some fell flat and others have soared. One More Kiss blew me away while stealing my heart in the process.



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TANGLED IN TEXAS (TEXAS RODEO) BY KARI LYNN DELL

 

 

Release Date:  February 7, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

It took 32 seconds to end his career.

But it only took 1 to change his life.

 

Thirty-two seconds. That’s how long it took for Delon Sanchez’s life to end. One minute he was the best bronc rider in the Panhandle and the next he was nothing. Knee shattered, future in question, all he can do is pull together the pieces…and wonder what cruel trick of fate has thrown him into the path of his ex, the oh-so-perfect Tori Patterson.

 

Tori’s come home after her husband’s death, intent on escaping the public eye. It’s just her luck that Delon limps into her physical therapy office, desperate for help. All hard-packed muscle and dark-eyed temptation, he’s never been anything but a bad idea. And yet, seeing him again, Tori can’t remember what made her choose foolish pride over love…or why, with this second, final chance to right old wrongs, the smartest choice would be to run from this gorgeous rodeo boy as fast as her boots can take her.

 

 

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REVIEW: TANGLED IN TEXAS (TEXAS RODEO) BY KARI LYNN DELL

 

Tangled in Texas (Texas Rodeo #2)Tangled in Texas by Kari Lynn Dell

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


The biggest risk in life is heeding the heart's call. Pride tore them apart years ago, can loss bring them full circle? Tangled In Texas reads like a country song. The road of broken hearts and shattered dreams leads right to a second chance for lovebirds Deion and Tori. If the egos and pain of the past don't terminate any chance they have at a future. Will they take the chance? I volunteered to read a copy of Tangled in Texas in exchange for an honest review. This is my second time reading a Kari Lynn Dell romance and I am swept away by her display of sentiment and hope in her deeply emotive stories. She balances it out with a little light humor and how can a heart walk away from such sweet tales.



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Laguna Dreams, Laguna Beach Book 5 

 

LAGUNA DREAMS (LAGUNA BEACH) BY KAIRA ROUDA

 

 

Release Date:  February 7, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Welcome back to Laguna Beach . . .

Phillip Kensington has been a lucky man. His wine business is booming, he’s engaged and about to marry a woman he thought he loved. But she has changed since he slipped the ring on her finger. When Amanda, a beautiful stranger needs his help, he jumps into action. In the process, she helps him realize his future must change.

Amanda Crown is suffocating under the bright spotlight of her mother’s dreams for her future. Running off the studio lot in Hollywood after a particularly embarrassing scene, Amanda meets the man of her dreams. And then his fiancée. Amanda decides it’s time to follow her dreams and make a big move, what she didn’t realize was her step toward her future would bring her back into Phillip’s world.

Will he be able to take the steps to make their dreams come true?


***Laguna Dreams can be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone novel. If you enjoy Phillip and Amanda’s story, please consider reading the rest of the Laguna Beach series.

Laguna Nights (Laguna Beach Book 1), Madison and Josh's story
Laguna Heights (Laguna Beach Book 2), Annie and Hank's story
Laguna Lights (Laguna Beach Book 3), Laura and Paul's story
Laguna Sights (Laguna Beach Book 4), Jamie and Scott's story

 

 

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Laguna Dreams, Laguna Beach Book 5Laguna Dreams, Laguna Beach Book 5 by Kaira Rouda

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


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Behind the beauty of the location, lies the drama of real life. Living the celebrity life does not a fairytale make. Laguna Dreams takes readers behind the spotlight and into reality with the drama, insecurities and heartache that drives the life of people who seem to have it all, but know something is missing. Amanda longs for a chance to live out her dreams without the suffocating shadow of her mother's hopes. Phillip thought he was living the dream. A successful career, a beautiful fiancee but sometimes dreams and people change. The girl of his dreams, has turned into a nightmare and the love of his life turns out to be a stranger he just met. With drama like this, who needs soap operas. Ms. Rouda continues to surprise, delight and write dramedies that are fresh, entertaining and unforgettable.



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Somebody Like You (Darling, VT #1)

 

 

SOMEBODY LIKE YOU (DARLING, VT) BY DONNA ALWARD

 

 

Release Date:  February 7, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

A kiss to last a lifetime

Aiden Gallagher was only five years old when he appeared in a photograph on the Kissing Bridge. The town of Darling, Vermont, has used Aiden’s image on the famed bridge—local legend has it that a kiss there results in everlasting love—as part of its tourism campaign. Now, twenty years later, Aiden is asked to recreate the moment with the woman he once kissed: Laurel Stone.

Recently divorced, there’s nothing Laurel wants less than to pretend happily-ever-after with Aiden. As teenagers, their romance was no fairy tale—and Laurel has never quite forgiven Aiden for breaking her heart. But now that she is back in her hometown, and keeps bumping into police officer Aiden, Laurel can’t deny that there’s still a strong flicker between her and her old flame. Could it be that the Kissing Bridge is working its magic on Laurel and Aiden—and that all true love ever needed was a second chance?

 

 

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Somebody Like You (Darling, VT #1)Somebody Like You by Donna Alward

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


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Can a mythical legend make an illusion into reality? Somebody Like You is a nod to nostalgia. Ms. Alward takes readers through the many phases of love. From puppy love, to teenage romance to heartbreak. She delivers a reunion story that worms it's way into the heart. From childhood Aiden and Laurel have heard the legend of love everlasting and happily ever after. The poster for the perfect couple, these lovebirds were far from ideal. Youth and life tore them apart. Can maturity and a legendary town bring them back together? A feel good read that blends the fantasy of fairy tales with the hope for the future.



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Reckless Hearts (Reckless Hearts, #1)

 

 

 

 

RECKLESS HEARTS (RECKLESS HEARTS) BY HEATHER VAN FLEET

 

 

Release Date:  February 7, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

 

Three alpha men and a baby.

What could possibly go wrong?

 

From boot camp to the Iraqi desert, best friends Collin, Max, and Gavin have been through hell and back. But these rugged Marines might need help facing their biggest challenge: raising Collin’s nine-month-old daughter, Chloe.

 

After the death of his girlfriend in an accident, Collin Montgomery has sworn off serious relationships. His buddies have his back—and convince him it’s okay to cut loose sometimes. Enter the hottest, smartest girl he’s ever met. But what he really needs is a nanny.

 

Addison Booker needs a job desperately—and fast. She shows up to interview for the nanny position only to find the sexy, cocky man she can’t get out of her head. Collin knows hiring her is a bad idea—they disagree about almost everything—but Addison is so good with little Chloe. And there’s no substitute for chemistry, right?

 

 

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REVIEW:  RECKLESS HEARTS (RECKLESS HEARTS) BY HEATHER VAN FLEET

 

Reckless Hearts (Reckless Hearts, #1)Reckless Hearts by Heather Van Fleet

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



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Help is something we all need but are afraid to ask for. So what happens when a soldier with attitude has the rug pulled out from under him? He gets a nanny? Collin is a newly minted single dad whose had his share of hard knocks. A war took away some of his soul, tragedy left him with a broken heart but one little lady is on the verge of putting the pieces back in place. With a great group of friends and a beautiful baby girl rooting him on, Collin may just get another chance at love. If he can open his heart and convince the woman of his fantasies to risk her heart on him. There is an emotional roller derby going on in this story but the single dad falling for his daughter was a weakness I couldn't pass on.



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 Not in My Wildest Dreams (McKenna, #2)

 

 

NOT IN MY WILDEST DREAMS (MCKENNA) BY JAMIE HOLLINS

 

 

Release Date:  February 7, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

It really sucks to be in love with someone who sees you as nothing more than a friend. Darcy Owens knows this from personal experience. From the moment she met Sean McKenna as a shy ten-year-old, he’s owned her heart. So when he asks for her help with an important construction project, she can’t say no.

Building a boutique hotel on Boston’s waterfront is a career-making opportunity, and Sean needs Darcy’s interior design expertise. She’s incredibly talented, and there is no one he trusts more. He knows he can always count on his childhood friend, but doesn’t know why he’s thinking about her tight skirts and blue eyes instead of tight deadlines and blueprints.

When Sean and Darcy’s excitement about their work turns into an entirely different kind of excitement, it’s a sexy surprise. But they soon realize that building a new relationship is more challenging than building a new hotel, especially when life-long habits and old insecurities create cracks in the foundation.

 

 

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Not in My Wildest Dreams (McKenna, #2)Not in My Wildest Dreams by Jamie Hollins

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


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Not In My Dreams author Jamie Hollins, just may be my secret girl crush. How am I just now discovering her work. The McKenna series has become my new guilty pleasure. Not In My Wildest Dreams has enough testosterone to short circuit any woman's estrogen levels. Sean is a walking fantasy with his panty dropping smile and playboy charm. He can blend in with the boys as easily as he can hang out with the girls without missing a step. Darcy has the dirty mouth, sensitive heart and group of friends that some people only dream about. Yet her heart's desire has always been out of her reach. Or has it? What's a girl to do when the cause of her most embarrassing moments worms his way into her heart? Give in of course. There were a couple of tears along the way, but the smiles far outweighed them in the end.




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BAREFOOT DREAMS (BAREFOOT BAY: UNDERCOVER) BY ROXANNE ST. CLAIRE

 

 

Release Date:  February 7, 2017

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

A wedding day in Barefoot Bay is always joyous and exciting, but when the groom is none other than superspy bad boy Gabriel Rossi, the frenzy factor is high. Maybe that's the reason his beloved bride-to-be, Lila Wickham, wakes on her wedding day in a cold sweat from a bad, bloody dream.

As much as she wants to wipe away the memory and focus on the happiest day of her life, it soon becomes apparent that the dream heralds unhappiness—and tragedy. Terrified but determined, Lila knows she only has hours to take action against the daunting odds facing her son. But she's not alone anymore—she has Gabe at her back. And when it comes to defending the people he loves, there's no one fiercer than Gabe Rossi.

One single day, one embattled couple—one last shadow to dispel before they become the family they were always meant to be.

BONUS: Barefoot Bay short story Whirlwind included for free!

 
 
 

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Barefoot Dreams (Barefoot Bay Undercover, #4; Barefoot Bay Universe, #15)Barefoot Dreams by Roxanne St. Claire

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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These lovebirds have seen their share of dark days, but having made it through the storm, their love is stronger than ever. Looking forward to a future filled with happiness and blue skies Gabe and Lila are on the verge of having it all. Love, family and a long, peaceful life together. That is if they can survive the wedding. A dark dream puts an eerie pall on what's meant to be a happy day. Lila's dream wedding, quickly becomes her worst nightmare. Can the bond they built survive their biggest storm yet? Barefoot Dreams is a whirlwind of dramatic action and suspenseful danger that will leave readers rooting for the hero at every turn. Complicated, emotional, mysterious and exciting. Roller coaster romance, all the way.



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 Nine Kinds of Naughty (Art of Passion, #3)

 

 

NINE KINDS OF NAUGHTY (ART OF PASSION) BY JEANETTE GREY

 

 

Release Date:  February 7, 2017 

 

  

SYNOPSIS

 

NOT SUITABLE FOR WORK

Lexie Bellamy can handle a boardroom. Relationships, however, are a minefield that always blow up. When a business trip takes her to Spain, Lexie knows she'll have no problem closing the deal. But spending uninterrupted one-on-one time with her crazy-hot coworker might be more than she can take.

At the office, Lexie gets to call the shots. But this trip is the perfect opportunity for Dane Huntley to show his gorgeous boss how good it can feel when someone else takes charge...

Miles away from home, giving in to Dane's naughty commands feels so easy. But when the trip is over, Lexie's determined to go back to their professional relationship. Dane, though, has other ideas. He'll have to prove that what they've found together is real... and he has no intention of letting go.

 

 

 

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Nine Kinds of Naughty (Art of Passion, #3)Nine Kinds of Naughty by Jeanette Grey

My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Dane is a complicated man. By day his focus is on business, hiding his true self behind business suits and corporate duties. By night he lives for the pleasure, releasing the untamed animal in his soul. A man of many appetites, guilt, grief and responsibilities are at the center of shadowy existence. Until he meets Lexie and his two sides merge into one. Lexie has chameleon like qualities of her own. A good girl driven by her career, she's hardworking. She hides her insecurities behind a wall of competence and distance but inside she's a naughty girl with a need to unleash her wild side. Will these two wounded souls be able to bring each other into the light? Nine Kinds of Naughty is a temptation, that is not to be denied. Ms. Grey seduces her readers while at the same time breaking their hearts. An entrancing combination.



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A Teaspoon of Trouble (Bachelor Bake-Off, #1)

 

 

TEASPOON OF TROUBLE (BACHELOR BAKE - OFF) BY SHIRLEY JUMP

 

 

Release Date:  February 7, 2017 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

 

Type-A chef Carolyn Henderson has walked away from her job at a trendy NYC restaurant after an abrupt family tragedy. Now, as a guardian to her four-year-old niece, Emma, and a very disobedient mutt – kids and dogs are so not her skill set – moving back to Marietta, Montana seems the best temporary option. But when confronted by her parents’ declining health, Carolyn has to face reality. And she’s going to need some serious help. So who better to ask than Matthew West, a blast from her high school past… and as hunky and helpful as ever.

Vet – and very eligible, if reluctant, Bachelor – Matthew West can’t believe his luck when his high school crush stumbles through his door. Dogs, kids, and gorgeous damsels in distress. Carolyn needs help with the pup, and he needs help whipping up delicious concoctions for the Bachelor Bake-Off. So she wants to make a deal: dog obedience lessons for cooking tips… but Matthew wants to broker quite a bit more…

 

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A Teaspoon of Trouble (Bachelor Bake-Off, #1)A Teaspoon of Trouble by Shirley Jump

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


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I have been reading Shirley Jump novels for years and have yet to figure out how she does it. She waves her magic wand and takes a sweet story and turns it into a deeply moving life lesson. So it's only fitting that Teaspoon of Trouble supplies light hearted comedy and realistic situations. Somehow, she manages to tackle a lot of story in a small amount of time. The importance of family, dealing with grief, facing fears, taking on some heavy hitting responsibilities all while staying true to yourself, falling in love and following your dreams. That was a mouthful, but she delivers it all in a calm, entertaining and thought provoking way. Carolyn and Matt may seem too good to be true but they make for a fun combination.



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