Author: jenndonald00

Series Review Your & GIVEAWAY: Storm Season and No Pressure by Elle Keaton

 

Storm Season (Accidental Roots #1): Amazon US | Amazon UK
 
Length: 308 Pages
 
Blurb


They say you can’t go home again, Adam Klay doesn’t intend to until the death of his father, a famous artist, forces his return to Skagit, Washington. Cleaning up his father’s chaotic life was never on Adam’s bucket list. Worse, Adam finds himself inexplicably drawn to the elusive, terminally-clumsy, gorgeous, Micah Ryan. No way is he getting involved with someone from his hometown, he’s always insisted the best view of Skagit was in his rearview mirror.

Micah Ryan has been coasting on auto-pilot since his family was killed in a car accident a decade earlier. He runs a web business and has an irritable cat. He hardly leaves his house, unless it is for his afternoon espresso. His world tips upside down when Adam Klay rolls into town. For the first time in years, he feels alive. Unfortunately, Micah’s return to the living has been noticed and is not appreciated.


Someone has a secret. Someone is exploiting the vulnerable youth population in Skagit. Teenagers are disappearing, young women turning up dead, the dirty secrets of Skagit are surfacing.

jenn-review

3.5 – 4 Stars

I loved the idea of this book – that blurb totally caught my attention as I am a huge fan of mystery and romance together. There is also that element of opposites attract that I really enjoy and I think overall, Elle Heaton delivers pretty well.

Adam doesn’t want to be back in his hometown, he has an open case involving a child he needs to focus on, not on the memories of his childhood. But, with his father having recently passed away and everything in Adam’s name he has no choice but to return. He quickly meets Micah, he’s clumsy and attractive and everything Adam doesn’t need in his life. Micah really hasn’t been living life since his parents and sister were killed in a car accident years ago, he’s just going through the motions. When he meets Adam though its like something in him awakens and he can feel again. Even though Adam is just there to go through his father’s place, not in any official capacity, when dead bodies start turning up he becomes involved in the case.

I loved Micah and Adam together, even as different as they are, they just belong together. Adam’s gruff and grumpy nature are soothed by Micah, and Micah comes alive around Adam. We really get to know a lot about these characters and their lives, I really liked that about this story. There’s a lot of history and it builds the story and the characters very well. I also liked the blend of romance and mystery, it’s easy to fall with Micah and Adam all the while holding my breath waiting to see what was happening next in the action. This story kept me guessing up until the end, the mystery as well built up and the romance.

I did have some issues with the flow at times, not quite sure of transitions but as I read and became more familiar with the writing style it seemed to get easier. Overall, I enjoyed the story line and adored Adam and Micah. I am looking forward to more in this series!

No Pressure (Accidental Roots #2): Amazon US | Amazon UK
 
Length: 224 Pages
 
Blurb
 

Home is where the heart is, right? Except when it’s not. Not when you’re afraid for your life.

Joey James has given up on finding his ‘Prince Charming’. There is no such thing, he needs to be realistic about his chances of a lasting relationship. A chance encounter with a former school mate at the local grocery store changes everything-maybe. Before Joey can decide what to do about it, he is swept into a terrifying scheme. Forced into helping a dangerous stranger in exchange for his family’s safety, Joey begins a perilous journey into the criminal underbelly of Skagit. He will do whatever is needed to protect his family.

Buck Swanfeldt had a secret crush on Joey James in high school. Social anxiety and a two-year age difference made it impossible for him to approach Joey then. Life since high school has been challenging. And lonely. Eight years later, fate brings them together and Buck decides to act. He utterly fails. He would have left it at that, except fate seems to be intent on pushing Joey in his direction, and clearly Joey needs someone at his back.

Dark, sordid secrets hiding in Skagit are bubbling to the surface, danger lurks in unexpected places. Buck has never been anyone’s hero but something about Joey has him throwing caution to the wind. Together the two men take on a dangerous force greater than themselves. But sometimes our worst enemy is ourselves.

jenn-review

4 Stars

Oh this series just got even better! I absolutely adored Buck so much, with his sweet heart and good nature. He’s shy and adorable and just my favorite. Oh yeah, and Joey is pretty awesome too! This really is a great addition to the series, bringing the story and the characters much deeper.

This book focuses on local mechanic Buck and nurse Joey. The two went to high school together, but Buck is a few years younger and unfortunately for him, Joey doesn’t seem to remember him. Buck has had a crush on him for a while and just when he decides to act on it, Joey’s life ends up being turned upside down. He’s thrown into a world of what looks like child trafficking and some type of mob, only going along with their demands to keep his mother safe. Buck can tell something is going on with Joey and next thing you know they are both involved, trying to save kids and stop these horrible crimes.

I really enjoyed this book, diving deeper into the dark side of this small town. Joey and Buck are both wonderful men who find themselves thrown into some terrifying situations. Despite their sweet attraction to each other, danger always seems to be around the corner. I was definitely rooting for these two, Buck and his sweet naiveté truly deserved to his happily ever after! But just as it looks like things may be working out he is forced to deal with old demons and struggles to move forward.

I really liked Adam and Micah but Joey and Buck totally stole my heart. Their journey together definitely wasn’t easy but their chemistry together was and I loved seeing that develop. Even when they struggle, it’s clear they want to be together. Even if that means asking for time and help! There were times that this book had me totally swooning, holding my breath and even a few moments of heart break, but it was a totally engaging read. I seriously love these two and can’t wait to see where this series goes next. It was also great getting to see characters from the first book so involved in the story still and meeting new ones too! Overall, a very enjoyable read but make sure you read book 1 first so you know what’s going on!



May 23 – Dirty Books Obsession, Bike Book Reviews, Booklove

May 25 – The Geekery Book Review, Keysmash, MM Good Book Reviews

May 27 – Dog-Eared Daydreams, Jim’s Reading Room, Padme’s Library, Reading Is My Satisfaction

May 29 – Sarandipity, Wicked Faerie’s Tales & Reviews

May 31 – Bayou Book Junkie, Urban Smoothie Read, Diverse Reader, BooksLaidBareBoys, Abbey’s 1-Click Book Blog

 
Author Bio
 

Author, photographer, rare Pacific Northwest Native, Elle grew up in Seattle, WA., with the Cascade Mountain range to the east and Olympics to the west. Less than two hours northwest lie the majestic San Juan Islands. To the northeast is the Methow Valley and the scrub deserts of Eastern Washington. Geography ripe with material.



A graduate of Western Washington University, Elle has a BS in biology which taught her to be tenacious. The closest she has come to biology since then is having two kids. Like an experiment or something. She’s lived in four states (none of which were gaseous), London England, and Hong Kong; always knows what time it is, and has no problem finding parking even in the most difficult places. Cannot balance a checking account.



Elle’s series Accidental Roots, mostly set in the Skagit Valley of Western Washington, will make its debut spring of 2017. Storm Season is tender, sometimes irreverent, full of nosy neighbors and help when the hero didn’t think he needed it. Writing has always been a passion but not something she was able to take seriously until recently. Now her head is full of ideas and not enough time in each day.

 

GIVEAWAY

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Hosted By Signal Boost Promotions

 

Release Blitz & GIVEAWAY: As You Wish by Isobel Starling, Narrated by Gary Furlong

 
 
Ebook Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK
 
Narrator: Gary Furlong
 
Length: 4hrs 9mins
 
Blurb
 

One wedding, two best men, one hell of a love story!



Declan Ramsay’s brother Oliver was marrying Annabelle Aiken at a fairytale castle on the banks of Loch Ness in Scotland. The bride and groom decided that Annabelle’s gay younger brother would share the best man duties with Declan. Declan had never met the kid who was to be his joint best man. Sam Aiken was abroad, working as an interpreter and finishing his studies. He wouldn’t meet Declan until a few days before the wedding, so the best men communicated and planned their speech by email for more than a year.



But on meeting Sam Aiken, Declan is surprised to realize the kid isn’t a kid at all, but a tall, blond, and athletic young man. Declan is sure he’s straight, so he’s alarmed by the ferocious attraction he feels for Sam. And as the attraction is reciprocated, the events at Dunloch Castle change everything Declan has ever believed about himself.



But, is Samuel Aiken all that he appears to be?

Author Bio
 

Born in Germany, Isobel Starling spent most of her twenty-year professional career making art in Ireland. She relocated to the UK and, faced with the dreaded artist’s creative block, Isobel started to write and found she loved writing more than making art.



The ‘Shatterproof Bond’ series is an Amazon Gay Romance bestseller. Isobel has just completed her eleventh book and signed French and German and Italian, translation and publishing rights deals for the whole Shatterproof Bond series. The ‘As You Wish’ translation “Comme Vous Voudrez” is a best seller on Amazon France. It was released in German in March 2017, and as an audiobook in May 2017.



Isobel’s greatest love is writing M/M relationships, and she hopes one day to actually finish the fantasy novel that she put ‘to rest’ three years ago.

 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Hosted By Signal Boost Promotions

 

New Review and GIVEAWAY: Stand by A.L. Jackson

I’m excited to share my review of Stand by A.L. Jackson! This is an amazing and touching story that you don’t want to miss!!

Happy Reading!

~Jenn

Don’t miss out on the unforgettable romance readers are raving about!

DOWNLOAD NOW


jenn-review

4.5 Stars

Wow – what an emotional journey, so many feels! Zee and Alexis will definitely capture your heart in this powerful story about finding real, true love! Zee is an amazing character, with such a wonderful heart but carrying so much pain. There are secrets he keeps and a guilt that never leaves him. When he meets Alexis, he knows he should stay away but he can’t, he knows that she will change everything.

This really was a journey for these two, both Alexis and Zee have their own issues they are trying to get through. There’s something between them though, something intense and undeniable. It’s not that easy though of course, they may be perfect for each other but it doesn’t seem like they really can have a future, especially in Zee’s mind. The past and present collide in a huge way for both Zee and Alexis and everything unravels for them both.

I adored seeing these two fall in love with each other, they really are two beautiful souls. Zee’s pain and struggles are raw and real but once he starts working through it all and sees what Alexis really means to him, as well as the others in his life, it all comes together beautifully and goes right to the heart! Alexis has such a wonderful heart and her love and support for Zee are exactly what he needs.

Overall, this really was a great read that grabbed me by the heart from the very beginning. I loved their journey, even when it was painful because it all came together so very beautifully! This is definitely a must-read from A.L Jackson.

 

“6 Devastatingly Beautiful and Brilliant Bleeding Stars but Worth the Whole Constellation.

I felt every burn…every blaze…every beautiful and brilliant word…I FELT IT ALL. ”

~Karen, Bookalicious Babes Blog


From NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson comes the next seductive, unforgettable Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel…
Zachary Kennedy has never been known as a fighter, but he’ll never regret fighting for her…
I’m Zee Kennedy.
Quiet. Reserved. Predictable.
When my brother died, everyone thought I was just the good guy who stepped up to take his place in the band.
No one knew what I was hiding. The one thing I’ve been fighting for.
For seven years, I’ve never lost focus.
Not until one chance encounter with Alexis Kensington.
Now she’s become my greatest temptation.
I knew better than to touch her, but now that I’ve had a taste, I can’t get enough.
Her kiss becomes my air. Her body my salvation.
She needed a savior and somehow she became mine.
Taking her was a betrayal. But keeping her means risking everything.
One look at Alexis Kensington, and I know she’s worth the fight.
Will my past continue to keep me down or will I finally find the strength to pull myself up and Stand

GIVEAWAY

Grand Prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card + First 5 Bleeding Stars Novels Signed


Celebrate the Release!

A.L. Jackson Reader Hangout ► http://smarturl.it/AmysAngelsRock

Stand Read-Along ► http://bit.ly/2pHRkiK

A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.
Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, as well as the newest BLEEDING STARS novels. Watch for the next installment STAND, coming Spring 2017.
If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.
Be sure not to miss new releases and sales from A.L. Jackson – Sign up to receive her newsletter http://smarturl.it/NewsFromALJackson or text “aljackson” to 24587 to receive short but sweet updates on all the important news.
Connect with A.L.

Facebook: http://smarturl.it/ALJacksonPage
Reader Group: http://smarturl.it/AmysAngelsRock
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/ALJacksonAmzn
Bookbub: http://smarturl.it/ALJacksonBookbub
Twitter: @aljacksonauthor
Instagram: @aljacksonauthor
Snapchat: @aljacksonauthor

Release Blitz & GIVEAWAY: Equality (Dublin Virtues #2) by Helena Stone

 Today we are excited to share the release blitz for Equality (Dublin Virtues #2) by Helena Stone! I really enjoyed the first book in this series and am really looking forward to Lorcan and Eric! Make sure to check out the awesome giveaway too!
Happy Reading!
~Jenn

 

Buy Links: Pride | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Publisher: Pride Publishing

Length: 58,300 words

Dublin Virtues Series

Patience (Book #1) Pride | Amazon US | Amazon UK

Renewal (Book #3) Pride | Amazon US | Amazon UK 

Blurb

Love is love. But what if the fight for equality gets in the way of building a relationship?

Lorcan Barratt has never considered himself relationship material. After his parents made it perfectly clear they’d never welcome a partner of his into their home, he learned to love his own company and can’t imagine sharing his life with another. After a single passionate kiss with Eric Kavanagh—the night before he travels to Canada for three months—Lorcan’s no longer sure he wants to be on his own. The problem is, he has no idea what sharing his life with someone else might entail.

Eric Kavanagh grew up in a loving and supportive family and always assumed he’d end up in a committed relationship. Sure that he’s found the one, Eric doesn’t worry about the fact that Lorcan has no experience when it comes to love and relationships. They are good together, so what could possibly go wrong?

When both men get involved in the marriage equality referendum in Ireland, it appears to bring them even closer together until Lorcan’s insecurities get the upper hand and he shuts Eric out. Will the fight for a yes-vote cost them their relationship or will they be able to find a balance between the love they share and the need for equality?

Author BioHelena Stone can’t remember a life before words and reading. After growing up in a household where no holiday or festivity was complete without at least one new book, it’s hardly surprising she now owns more books than shelf space while her Kindle is about to explode.

The urge to write came as a surprise. The realisation that people might enjoy her words was a shock to say the least. Now that the writing bug has well and truly taken hold, Helena can no longer imagine not sharing the characters in her head and heart with the rest of the world.

Having left the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam for the peace and quiet of the Irish Country side she divides her time between reading, writing, long and often wet walks with the dog, her part-time job in a library, a grown-up daughter and her ever loving and patient husband.

Helena can be found in the following places:

Website
Blog
Facebook
Facebook Author Page
Twitter
Goodreads
Amazon Author Page
Pinterest

Email: helenastoneauthor@gmail.com
 

Giveaway:

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Hosted By Signal Boost Promotions

 

Release Blitz & Review: Just a Little Junk by Stylo Fantome

 Today we are please to share in the release blitz for Just a Little Junk by Stylo Fantome! This book was something else – a fun and thrilling ride! I hope you’ll check out my review and these fun teasers! This is definitely one book you don’t want to miss!
Happy Reading!
~Jenn

 

Title: Just a Little Junk
Author: Stylo Fantôme
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Comedy

Release Date: May 22, 2017

 

Blurb
Jodi Morgan is having a bad weekend. After partying a little too hard, she wakes up with a monster
hangover and almost no recollection of the night before. So imagine her
surprise when she looks in her trunk and instead of finding a spare tire, she
finds the last guy she’d danced with before blacking out.

Who is he? How did he get in there? How did he die? And oh dear lord, did she
kill him!?

When her older brother’s best friend offers to help, things start looking up.
They’ve known each other since she was thirteen, and ten years later, he still
treats her like a little kid – surely, committing felonies has to trigger some
sort of spark. Together, they wind up going on an adventure that takes them all
over Los Angeles. From raves to penthouses to strip clubs. All in the search
for the answer to her question.

Who is the dead guy in my trunk!?

Warning: This book contains some dark humor, a lot of witty banter, and two
characters making more bad decisions than good ones. Also contains adult
themes, language, and graphic sexual activity.

 

4.5 Stars
Oh wow – what a freaking ride! This book was so not what I expected, but it really was a fun, thrilling ride! Stylo Fantome has created a fantastic mix of humor and suspense and  a few ‘what did I just read’ moments thrown in. Jo and Archer are fantastic, if dysfunctional, characters!
After a night of hard partying, Jodi wakes up the next morning with a nasty hangover and a dead body in her trunk. No really, a dead body! Not knowing who he is or how he ended up there she enlists the help of Archer, her brother’s best friend and her long time crush. Together these two set out to try to figure who the dead man is and how he ended up in Jo’s car.
So, I don’t want to spoil a minute of this hilarious trip for anyone so I will just say this is a must-read. I laughed and cringed and laughed some more as these two stumble through their quest finding trouble everywhere they go! I loved the twists and turns, I never knew what to expect next. This book is fast paced, action packed and so inappropriately funny from start to finish. I truly enjoyed how different this story was, no frilly good girl and rich prince to save the day, nope these characters are gritty and raw and wonderfully crazy!
*I voluntarily reviewed this book for The Geekery Book Review
Purchase Links99c for a limited time only

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

Free in Kindle Unlimited

 

Author Bio
Crazy woman living in an undisclosed location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a necessity!), I have been writing since … forever? Yeah, that sounds about right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball – I also see shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I’m clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.I like dogs more than I like most people, and I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t drink. No, I do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the year, there’s your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair – both a curse and a blessing – and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can’t understand me.

Yeah. I think that about sums me up.
Author Links

Release Blitz and GIVEAWAY: Stand by A.L. Jackson

 STAND is now live!

A Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel

Don’t miss out on the unforgettable romance readers are raving about!

DOWNLOAD NOW


“6 Devastatingly Beautiful and Brilliant Bleeding Stars but Worth the Whole Constellation.

I felt every burn…every blaze…every beautiful and brilliant word…I FELT IT ALL. ”

~Karen, Bookalicious Babes Blog


From NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson comes the next seductive, unforgettable Bleeding Stars Stand-Alone Novel…
Zachary Kennedy has never been known as a fighter, but he’ll never regret fighting for her…
I’m Zee Kennedy.
Quiet. Reserved. Predictable.
When my brother died, everyone thought I was just the good guy who stepped up to take his place in the band.
No one knew what I was hiding. The one thing I’ve been fighting for.
For seven years, I’ve never lost focus.
Not until one chance encounter with Alexis Kensington.
Now she’s become my greatest temptation.
I knew better than to touch her, but now that I’ve had a taste, I can’t get enough.
Her kiss becomes my air. Her body my salvation.
She needed a savior and somehow she became mine.
Taking her was a betrayal. But keeping her means risking everything.
One look at Alexis Kensington, and I know she’s worth the fight.
Will my past continue to keep me down or will I finally find the strength to pull myself up and Stand

GIVEAWAY

Grand Prize: $50 Amazon Gift Card + First 5 Bleeding Stars Novels Signed


Celebrate the Release!

A.L. Jackson Reader Hangout ► http://smarturl.it/AmysAngelsRock

Stand Read-Along ► http://bit.ly/2pHRkiK

A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.
Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, as well as the newest BLEEDING STARS novels. Watch for the next installment STAND, coming Spring 2017.
If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.
Be sure not to miss new releases and sales from A.L. Jackson – Sign up to receive her newsletter http://smarturl.it/NewsFromALJackson or text “aljackson” to 24587 to receive short but sweet updates on all the important news.
Connect with A.L.

Facebook: http://smarturl.it/ALJacksonPage
Reader Group: http://smarturl.it/AmysAngelsRock
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/ALJacksonAmzn
Bookbub: http://smarturl.it/ALJacksonBookbub
Twitter: @aljacksonauthor
Instagram: @aljacksonauthor
Snapchat: @aljacksonauthor

Cover Reveal: Just a Little Junk by Stylo Fantome

Happy Friday friends! I’m thrilled to share in this cover reveal for Just a Little Junk by Stylo Fantome! I’m currently reading this and it’s so much fun, I can’t wait to share my review next week! Love this cover and I hope you’ll check out the great teasers!
Happy Reading!
~Jenn

 

Title: Just a Little Junk
Author: Stylo Fantôme
Genre: Romantic Suspense/Comedy

Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs

Release Date: May 22, 2017

 

Blurb
Jodi Morgan is having a bad weekend. After partying a little too hard, she wakes up with a monster
hangover and almost no recollection of the night before. So imagine her
surprise when she looks in her trunk and instead of finding a spare tire, she
finds the last guy she’d danced with before blacking out.

Who is he? How did he get in there? How did he die? And oh dear lord, did she
kill him!?

When her older brother’s best friend offers to help, things start looking up.
They’ve known each other since she was thirteen, and ten years later, he still
treats her like a little kid – surely, committing felonies has to trigger some
sort of spark. Together, they wind up going on an adventure that takes them all
over Los Angeles. From raves to penthouses to strip clubs. All in the search
for the answer to her question.

Who is the dead guy in my trunk!?

 

Warning: This book contains some dark humor, a lot of witty banter, and two
characters making more bad decisions than good ones. Also contains adult
themes, language, and graphic sexual activity.

 

 Just a Little Junk Teaser 1
Just a Little Junk Teaser 2
Author Bio
Crazy woman living in an undisclosed location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a necessity!), I have been writing since … forever? Yeah, that sounds about right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball – I also see shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I’m clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.I like dogs more than I like most people, and I don’t trust anyone who doesn’t drink. No, I do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the year, there’s your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair – both a curse and a blessing – and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can’t understand me.

Yeah. I think that about sums me up.
Author Links

Review Tour & GIVEAWAY: Ellery Mountain Books 1-3, by RJ Scott

Ellery Mountain Series
 
The Fireman & The Cop (Book #1) Amazon US | Amazon UK
The Teacher & The Soldier (Book #2) Amazon US | Amazon UK
The Carpenter & The Actor (Book #3) Amazon US | Amazon UK
 
The Doctor & The Bad Boy (Book #4) Amazon US | Amazon UK
The Paramedic & The Writer (Book #5) Amazon US | Amazon UK
The Barman & The SEAL (Book #6) Amazon US | Amazon UK
The Agent & The Model (Book #7) Amazon US | Amazon UK
 
Cover Design: Meredith Russell
 
34069023
The Fireman & The Cop


Rescuing a cop from a burning precinct is in Max’s job description; falling in love was never part of the deal.

Max Harrison moved from the city to take up a role as assistant to the mayor, while also a volunteer firefighter. When he meets Finn Ryan in Ellery, he falls in lust that burns as hot as the fires an arsonist is setting in town.

Finn Ryan is a cop, and somehow he’s attracted trouble. Going back into a fire to rescue the town drunk is just the start. Now he has to rely on the man he’s falling for to make sure it doesn’t end with him dying.

jenn-review
4 Stars
A firefighter and a cop – need I say more? Seriously though, this was a fun and quick read that was action packed for both Finn and Max. I really liked these two and loved how their relationship developed even amidst the chaos that seemed to be all around them.
When the police station is deliberately set on fire, Finn rushes in to save someone who’s in lockup, even if he’s the grumpy town drunk. When Max is called to the scene he rushes in to save Finn, and he gets there just in time. Despite injuries and smoke and fire, these two click immediately, they have an undeniable chemistry. Though, as they try to get to know each other Max gets pulled away for fires started around the town and Finn keeps ending up in dangerous situations, certainly seems like it’s personal. These two try to figure out who is after Finn and why, and in that process totally fall head over heels for each other!
I loved these two together, yes there’s insta-love but it just feels right. Even though this is a quick read, it’s full of action, super hot chemistry and sweet love. The romance between Max and Finn is tied in with the mystery of who is targeting Finn very well and definitely held my attention. I love that this a start of a series because I can’t wait to see more of these two as well as get to know the rest of the group better!
34723124

The Teacher & The Soldier


Soldier, Daniel Skylar, falls hard and heavy for school teacher Luke Fitzgerald. How can he make him stay in Ellery?

Luke Fitzgerald left Ellery Mountain for college and vowed never to come back. When his abusive father is murdered, he has no choice but to return. Luke only goes home to sell off his share of the Ellery Mountain Cabins, but everything changes when he meets the son of the other owner. Daniel Skylar lives every day to the limit and sees a future in Luke.

It doesn’t matter what Daniel says, or how much he needs Luke. Luke isn’t staying once everything is sold off. Surely Daniel can understand that what they have between them is just a two-week fling; there is no way it could be love.

Can Daniel persuade Luke that they are in love, and they can build a future together?

jenn-review
4.5 Stars
RJ Scott definitely knows how to write broken men and completely nails it with Luke! Oh, he just broke my heart and had me rooting for a super schmoopy HEA for him. Daniel is the perfect match for him, able to work through his panic and pain and I absolutely adored these two! I was already a Daniel fan after The Fireman and The Cop but totally fell for him and his story.
Luke is returning to Ellery for the sole purpose of signing some papers, settling his father’s estate and then getting back out. He doesn’t want to be there, with the memories of his abusive father who was recently murdered. Half of the property Luke’s father owned belongs to Daniel and his mother and while the two don’t start off so well, they find something special together.
Daniel may come off as the tough former Marine, and no doubt he’s tough, but he has such an amazing heart! Between his goals of opening a facility for soldiers coming home with PTSD to his compassion, understanding and love for Luke, he’s just amazing. Initially these two intend to spend two weeks enjoying each other and their super chemistry but as Luke prepares to leave both men realize they have much deeper feelings than they ever expected.
This story gave me all the feels! I didn’t expect that much emotion packed into a short story and I loved it! The relationship between these two felt so real and raw. Once again, I love this town and these characters and am already ready for the next book.
34953792
The Carpenter & The Actor
 

Jason is running from tragedy, hiding in Ellery, but it’s only when he meets Kieran that he finds love.

Jason McInnery, hounded by the paparazzi after his brother’s death, runs to the one place where he hopes people won’t sell him out. The place where he was born. Hiding in the tourist cabins at Ellery Mountain Resort out of season, he thinks he finally has room to breathe.


Kieran Dexter is a man who knows what he wants; gorgeous actor Jason tied up and begging. When the hottest sex he’s ever had turns to feelings of love, he’s faced with convincing Jason to give them a try and stay in Ellery.

jenn-review

4 Stars

Another great addition to the Ellery Mountain series! I love all of these characters and the fact that they are all part of each other’s books and meeting the new guys! Kieran is exactly what I thought, spunky and sassy but adorably sweet as well. Jason is a great match for him, strong and caring but a challenge as well.

It was fun to see the differences in these characters, Kieran is a carpenter and a humble, small town guy while Jason is a well-known and very successful actor from Hollywood. He needs some down time where he can hide out as he still tries to come to terms with his younger brother’s death a year ago. These two meet at the cabins and with the rest of this crew, something that starts out as a couple weeks of fun turns in to more.

These two were sweet together, right from the start. Kieran is certainly attracted to Jason but doesn’t swoon over him because he’s famous, he genuinely likes him. They do make a great couple, actually giving each other what the other person needs so easily and naturally. I also loved how they understood each other and neither man had to give up who they were to be happy together, they figured it out together.

I seriously love this series and can’t wait to start the next book! These Ellery Mountain boys are some of my favorites!

 

May 10 – Reading In Sarah’s Corner, Bonkers About Books, MM Good Book Reviews

May 12 – Dog-Eared Daydreams, Foxylutely

May 13 – Padme’s Library

May 15 – Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words

May 17 – The Geekery Book Review, Archaeolibrarian – I Dig Good Books, Keysmash

May 19 – The Romantic Fanatatic, Making It Happen, Jim’s Reading Room, Bayou Book Junkie, Xtreme Delusions

 

Author Bio



RJ Scott is the bestselling romance author of over 100 romance books. She writes emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men and women who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.



The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.



mailto:rj@rjscott.co.uk

www.rjscott.co.uk/

www.facebook.com/author.rjscott?ref=ts&fref=ts

www.goodreads.com/author/show/3432558.R_J_Scott

twitter.com/Rjscott_author

www.librarything.com/author/scottrj

GIVEAWAY

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Hosted By Signal Boost Promotions

 

Review Tour & GIVEAWAY: Urgent Care (Hearts & Health #3) by DJ Jamison

I’m a total fan of second chance romances and am excited to share Urgent Care by DJ Jamison! This story is a great addition to the Hearts & Health series and I hope you’ll check out my review and the awesome GIVEAWAY too!
Happy Reading!
~Jenn

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK


Length: 61,500 words

Hearts And Health Series

Heart Trouble (Book #1) Amazon US | Amazon UK

Bedside Manner (Book #2) Amazon US | Amazon UK

Blurb


Nursing student Xavier James is shocked to run into the first man to ever break his heart while at a gay club. His ex is sexier than ever, but Xavier is not going down that road again … only, when they end up working together at an urgent-care clinic, his willpower will be tested.



Trent Cavendish made a huge mistake at age 18 when he walked away from his first love. Twelve years later, Trent is rattled when his friend suddenly dies. He takes a hard look at his life, realizing how empty it has become. Determined to re-evaluate his priorities and make amends, he returns to his hometown to win Xavier’s forgiveness and maybe even his heart.



Times have changed. Instead of the sweet but tame boyfriend he left behind, he finds a smoking hot man dressed in bits of lace and silk. Trent’s good intentions turn to lust, and love isn’t far behind. But Xavier is wary. The villain of his memories is proving to be a decent guy, but has he really changed or is Xavier just a new goal to chase?

jenn-review

4 Stars

I have definitely enjoyed this series and was really looking forward to Xavier’s book and I wasn’t disappointed! I’m a big fan of second chance stories and this book hit all the marks for me when it came to that story line. I was totally rooting for these two and their much deserved HEA!

Xavier and Trent dated in high school and had plans to go to college together, but when Xavier made the choice to put his family before going off to college, Trent ends things and walks away. Over a decade later neither man has really moved and when reality hits Trent with a wake up call, he knows he needs to try to fix things with Xav.

I really felt for these guys, they had a wonderful love at a young age, but that same young age had them making quick decisions where both men ended up hurt and angry. When Trent returns to Ashe to try to make things Xavier really makes him earn it. Xavier doesn’t want to get hurt like that again and has to decide if he can let Trent back into his heart. I loved how these two come back together though, realizing that their love for each really never disappeared. These two have struggles to face though, it’s not all easy, even when they think they have a second chance. They have to learn to trust each other and work together, and it’s definitely tested.

I really enjoyed their journey, it was a great mix of sweet, loving, hot and challenging. These two definitely have HOT chemistry together and a connection that runs deep. I loved the appearances of Zane and Paul, that was a fun addition to the story. I do have to admit that I struggled a bit with Helen and her role in their story, for some reason it was hard for me to fully get on board with it, but in the end I was okay. I did love the way it all came together and seeing Xavier and Trent get their happiness and love was satisfying!

*I voluntarily reviewed this book for The Geekery Book Review

 
May 4 – Diverse Reader

May 5 – Book LoveBooks Laid Bare Boys

May 8 – Joyfully Jay

May 10 – KeysmashScattered Thoughts & Rogue WordsM/M Book AddictsMolly LollyHearts On Fire Reviews

May 12 – The Novel Approach

May 15 – The Geekery Book Review

May 17 – Sinfully MM Book Reviews

May 19 – Reading Is Our SatisfactionSarandipityArchaeolibrarian – I Dig Good BooksSouthern Babes Books BlogMM Good Book Reviews

May 22 – Love Bytes

May 24 – Books That Are A Must ReadDog-Eared DaydreamsBook Lovers 4EverBayou Book Junkie

Xavier-promo-background
Author Bio

DJ Jamison worked in newsrooms for more than 10 years, which helped tremendously when she began her series centered on The Ashe Sentinel, a fictional small-town newspaper in Kansas. She lives in the Midwest with her husband, two sons and three glow-in-the-dark fish.

Facebook Author Page

FB group

Mailing list!

Follow me on Twitter

Find me on Goodreads

Check out my Book Bub profile!

 GIVEAWAY

Cover Reveal: My Best Friend’s Ex by Meghan Quinn

Happy Monday! Today we are excited to share in the cover reveal for My Best Friend’s Ex by Meghan Quinn!! This cover is super hot and the book sounds like a really fun read! Definitely looking forward to reading this!

Happy Reading!

SBPRBanner-MyBestFriendsEX-CR.jpg

My Best Friend’s Ex, an all new sexy, laugh out loud romantic comedy is coming June 1st!

MyBestFriendsEx

My Best Friend’s Ex by Meghan Quinn
Publication Date: June 1st, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Photographer: Neil Danvers

When I found an eviction notice taped on my apartment door, I had two options: find a comfortable cardboard box to call home, or move in with Tucker Jameson.

Seeing that cardboard makes me feel itchy, I chose the latter. Which shouldn’t be that big of a deal since Tucker is one of my good friends. And because he’s still pining after his ex-girlfriend and I’m trying to finish my nursing degree, there is nothing to worry about in the romance department, making my last semester an easy one to conquer.

Boy, was I wrong.

Rules are set, dinners are made, conversations are had, and a shirtless, swoony roommate walks around in nothing but a pair of black briefs, ruining me for every other man.

Before I know it, I turn into a panting, lust-filled woman begging for Tucker to kiss me, touch me, and show me exactly what is hiding under those briefs.

But with great orgasms, comes great consequences.

Tucker might be my friend and roommate but he’s also my best friend’s ex-boyfriend, making him completely off-limits. At least that’s what my brain is telling me, my heart is speaking an entirely different language.

Add to GoodReads: https://goo.gl/YN7T9k

About the Author:

A BLONDE AT HEART

Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.

Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!

MeghanQuinnPhoto

 

Connect with Meghan:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pg/meghanquinnauthor
Instagram: authormeghanquinn
Website: http://www.authormeghanquinn.com/

Sign Up for Meghan’s Newsletter: http://bit.ly/MQWrapUp