Review

New Release Review: As I Am by Melissa Collins

As I Am by Melissa Collins is LIVE!

Oh this book!! Melissa Collins has wowed me again with her beautiful storytelling! I really adored Noah and Chase’s story from the beginning and hope that you will all give it a look. Included is my 5 Star review and some gorgeous pics and teasers to give you a sense of who these amazing men are together. If you haven’t read Melissa before, you totally should!!!

Happy reading! – Amber

Grab your copy:
Amazon
iBooks
Nook
Kobo
Google Play

Chase Hansen. Broke. College drop out. Male stripper.

My life wasn’t at all what I imagined it would be. I should have been finishing up college, interning with a well-respected business, partying with my friends. But instead, I was raising my seventeen year old brother, struggling to make ends meet. Love wasn’t even on my radar. Besides, what did I have to offer? A few crumpled singles pulled from my G-string? Defeated and exhausted, I knew I had zero chance of finding someone to love me just as I am.

Noah Carpenter. Angry. Betrayed. Doctor.

Just when I thought my life was going exactly as it should, everything turned upside down. With my final rotation in medical school complete, I finally achieved my lifelong dream of becoming a doctor. What I never expected was to catch the man of my dreams in our bed with the man of his. Beyond infuriated, I struggled to piece together the remnants of my life. Just when I’d decided to give up on love altogether, I found a man who loved me just as I am.

Cover design: Sommer Stein at Perfect Pear Creative Covers

Photography: Christopher John at CJC Photography

Models: Sam Wiles and Aaron Michael Bell

amber review 5 Stars

As I Am is simply Melissa Collins at her best! I thoroughly enjoyed Chase and Noah in her short story, Stripped Bare (from the Drunk in Love anthology); but it left me wanting more. Thankfully those desires were answered here! This beautiful story of finding love amongst the broken pieces of life. Chase and Noah reconnect in an unexpected way, but once it happens they both know that their connection can’t be ignored despite their differences. It was simply all I’d hoped for and more. So much passion and desire, but also so many emotions and angst as they both come to terms with the things that haunt them from their pasts.

Join me on Facebook for a $50 Amazon gift card giveaway!
Melissa Collins Author Page

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Melissa Collins has always been a book worm. Studying Literature in college ensured that her nose was always stuck in a book. She followed her passion for reading to the most logical career choice: English teacher. Her hope was to share her passion for reading and the escapism of books to her students. Having spent more than a decade in front of a classroom, she can easily say that it’s been a dream.
Her passion for writing didn’t start until more recently. When she was home on maternity leave in early 2012, she read her first romance novel and her head filled with the passion, angst and laughter of the characters who she read about it. It wasn’t long before characters of her own took shape in her mind. Their lives took over Melissa’s brain and The Love Series was born.

Website | Amazon | Facebook | FB Reader Group | BookBub | Twitter | Goodreads | Pinterest

 

 

Advertisements

New Release & Review: Brooklynnaire by Sarina Bowen

Today we are excited to celebrate the new release from Sarina Bowen, BROOKLYNNAIRE was absolutely fantastic!! We have the buy links, an excerpt as well as my review. So if you enjoy hockey romance, workplace romance or friends to lovers this one checks all those boxes! Happy reading! Laters, Amber

brooklynaireCollage2

You can get your copy at Amazon | iBooks | Kobo | Nook | Google

A sexy new standalone from USA Today bestseller Sarina Bowen.

You’d think a billion dollars, a professional hockey team and a six-bedroom mansion on the Promenade would satisfy a guy. You’d be wrong.

For seven years Rebecca has brightened my office with her wit and her smile. She manages both my hockey team and my sanity. I don’t know when I started waking in the night, craving her. All I know is that one whiff of her perfume ruins my concentration. And her laugh makes me hard.

When Rebecca gets hurt, I step in to help. It’s what friends do. But what friends don’tdo is rip off each others’ clothes for a single, wild night together.

Now she’s avoiding me. She says we’re too different, and it can never happen again. So why can’t we keep our hands off each other?

amber review  5 Stars

Wowza!! Sarina Bowen outdid herself with this addition to her Brooklyn Bruisers series. I absolutely adored every word of Nate and Becca’s story!! I loved how she began the story and then interspersed flashbacks of their meeting, so you got such wonderful character and couple development. It was one of those “falling for the co-worker”, best friend troupes that I so enjoy. These two made such sense together, and watching Becca fight it and realize that she really did love Nate was so good. But Nate, oh my sweet, funny, geeky Nate; this man did it for me. He may have had his awkward moments, but when he showed his caring side and more importantly that dirty talking side? Well, let’s just say Becca wasn’t the only one needing fresh lingerie!! HA! I definitely want more of this series Ms. Bowen!! 

BrooklynaireBlurbs

Excerpt

Nate 

I grab a towel off a waiting stack of them and toss it onto the edge. “You can sit and put your feet in.”

She’s wearing a short little knit dress that’s been making me crazy all evening, so it would be easy enough for her to strip off those stockings, sit on the towel, and drop both feet in.

And that’s what she does. She eases one stocking down over a smooth knee and tugs it off.

I don’t want to stand there staring like a middle-school boy. Okay, I do want to. But I don’t want to make her uncomfortable. So I go over to the sound system instead, and I set my phone on the speaker and cue up a really old playlist. One she’ll recognize.

When I turn around again, she’s seated on the towel, both legs hanging down into the churning water. “Ah. Wow.” She looks up at me, her eyes sparkling. “Nice place you got here.”

“Isn’t it?” I toe off my shoes and kick them to the side.

The first song comes on, and it’s a Macklemore tune that we used to play far too often in our first office. Rebecca laughs immediately. “You didn’t! I haven’t heard this playlist in forever. But I’ll bet I still know every transition. Lady Gaga is next.”

“She sure is.”

Rebecca kicks her feet, making a splash. “I have a little confession to make.”

“What’s that?” I loosen my tie and slide the knot out.

“Well…” She grins up at me. “I used to have a crush on you. Back in the early days.”

My hands freeze on the tie silk. “Get out of town. You did not.”

“No, I really did.” Her cheeks are pink. “That first year especially. But you were taken, and you were my boss. Those two things made it pretty easy to tamp down, when you’re a practical girl like me.”

I walk over and drop down beside her, my back to the water, though, because I’m still wearing trousers and socks. “So how does that work, exactly?”

“What?” She gives me a sidelong glance, but then looks away again and won’t meet my eyes.

“How do you stop wanting someone? I’m a practical person, but I don’t see how that makes it any easier. Nothing seems to mute the raging attraction I have for you.”

Her chin turns quickly toward me, and I seize the opportunity to kiss her. And it only takes one kiss—one slide of my lips over hers, and I’m on fire again.

We’re facing opposite directions, so it’s awkward as hell. But I don’t even care. I take greedy sip after greedy sip of her mouth, until she pulls back to stare at me. Her color is high and her eyes are bright and happy. “This is like Twister.”

“It’s better,” I correct. Lady Gaga comes on, just as Becca said she would. “Are we getting into this pool or what?”

Becca kicks a foot in the water. “I’m tempted. But I don’t have a bathing suit.”

“Oh, snap.”

She smiles and shakes her head. “Are you really getting in?”

“We don’t have to.” I’m never going to pressure her.

Her fingers trail across the surface of the bubbling water. “But this is an adventure, right?”

“Right.” I stand up and remove my socks. She’s watching me. And I can’t read her expression. “What?”

“Just wondering what else you’re going to take off.” She smiles.

“Come here.” The order rolls off my tongue.

But Rebecca doesn’t blink. She gets up and turns toward me, curiosity in her eyes.

“You tell me. What am I taking off?”

She puts two hands tentatively on my chest, and I make myself be patient. Everything I ever wanted is on the other side of this moment. I just need us to break through this awkwardness—the “will we or won’t we” tension.

Her fingers find the top button of my shirt. “I’m not getting in the water unless you are.”

That’s a compromise I can live with. I find my lower shirt buttons and work upwards, until we meet in the middle. She pushes the two halves of my shirt apart and runs a hand down my bare chest.

My inner caveman stands up and cheers.

Enlight5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New Release & Review: The Baby Maker by Lili Valente

 

Happy Release Day Lili Valente!!! I so enjoyed this fun new read by Lili and I hope that y’all will too! I’m including my review below, and make sure you check out the synopsis. Dylan Hunter and Emma Haverford are sure to make you laugh, smile and swoon! Happy Reading as always. Laters, Amber
Title: The Baby Maker
Author: Lili Valente
Genre: Sexy Romantic Comedy/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 5, 2018

 

Blurb
Some men are troublemakers or dealmakers. The men in my family? We’re baby makers.
 
For six generations, the women of wine country have had a saying: don’t bang a Hunter man unless you want a bun in your oven.
 
Yeah, well. I’ve got a saying too: no thanks. The last thing I need is baby makes three. My business is expanding and the only thing I’m interested in getting knocked up is my bottom line.
 
But then one night Emma Haverford makes me an offer I can’t refuse—she backs away from the land I have my eye on in exchange for a favor…
 
A big, fat, baby making favor…
 
******
 
When I hear women have gotten pregnant shaking hands with Hunter men, I know I need Dylan Hunter’s…ahem, special skills…way more than I need to expand my vineyard.
 
I’m ready to give my heart to a child and I’m tired of waiting for my late-to-the-party Prince Charming to make my dreams come true. So I promise Dylan—three months of hot, heavy, baby-making s-e-x and then I’m out of his hair forever.
 
But what if when it comes time to say good-bye, all I want to do is keep bottling up more memories with this big-hearted man?
 
This sexy Standalone romance will make you laugh, swoon, and blush baby-makin’ red. Heat level: A risk of getting knocked up during download. Paperback and audio versions are especially dangerous. Handle with care…
amber review 5 Stars!!!
Funny, sweet, swoon worthy, sexy and oh so enjoyable read from Lili Valente!! This frenemies to lovers story starts strong and finishes stronger. Dylan Hunter is one fine farmer and Emma Haverford is the owner of the winery next door that does nothing but infuriate him, well that and turn him inside out with fantasies! When Emma propositions Dylan to get her pregnant in exchange for a piece of land will it all go wrong or oh so right? For this pair coming together hits all the right notes. Their chemistry was outstanding! Loved their easiness with each other as much as anything. They were becoming friends and falling before they even realized it, and I was falling right along with them, for everything about this book! A definite winner and bonus is there’s a sneak at another connected story!!
Purchase Links
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Narrated by Andi Arndt & Sebastian York

 

Author Bio

 

Lili Valente has slept under the stars in Greece, eaten dinner at midnight with French men who couldn’t be trusted to keep their mouths on their food, and walked alone through Munich’s red light district after dark and lived to tell the tale.



These days you can find her writing in a tent beside the sea, drinking coconut water and thinking delightfully dirty thoughts.

Author Links

New Release & Review: Holding Onto Forever (Beaumont: Next Generation #1) by Heidi McLaughlin

Heidi McLaughlin deemed this month #Beautober because this was the month that she took us back to all our favorites from her Beaumont Series. And oh my what a journey it has been! Y’all know this is one of my all-time favorite series, and these releases have been amazing!! Today I’m sharing my review of HOLDING ONTO FOREVER, which absolutely blew me away!! So many emotions. I’m also sharing my release of the novella that released last week- FOREVER OUR BOYS. if you don’t know this series, grab the Beaumont Box Set available now with books 1-3 and a bonus novella. Enjoy. Spread some love and happy reading! ~ Amber

image3

 

BEAUMONT: NEXT GENERATION

HOLDING ONTO FOREVER – Noah & Peyton

image2 (2)

AVAILABLE NOW!!!!!

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2x29Edb

BN:http://bit.ly/2xkP8pT

iBooks: http://apple.co/2f4DLa2

Kobo:http://bit.ly/2y2mqc2

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2w2pg0w

 

image2

amber review     5 STARS!!!!

Let me start by saying that Heidi did SOOOO GOOD!! This book! Guys I mean it, there just aren’t words adequate enough to describe the range of emotions brought by this story! It was heartbreaking and hopeful and angsty in a way that I just couldn’t stop reading. I’ve always loved this Beaumont Series from the first time I read Forever My Girl, so to now experience Noah and Peyton as adults? Well let me say there were a lot of tears! A LOT! And I may have yelled at the author while reading a time or 10, but it was simply perfection. I’m so totally in love with Noah Westbury as a grown man! He was everything and more that I hoped for, much like this book!  HOLDING ONTO FOREVER just became my new favorite Heidi McLaughlin read to date!! Just beautiful and wonderful and amazing!

image1

Experience the novella that brought us back and is the perfect lead into Peyton & Noah’s story. FOREVER OUR BOYS is available now! Spend a long girls weekend in the Bahamas with Josie, Kaitlyn and Jenna to get the momma’s insights into their love journeys as well as the people their kids are growing into. These three are the best of friends for a reason. Here’s my review of this fun, fun story.

image4       5 Stars

You know those series that just make you feel good? The ones that the characters just become a part of who you are, so that when you come back to them it’s like coming home? Yeah Heidi McLaughlin and her Beaumont Series are that for me, and that’s what reading FOREVER OUR BOYS was a homecoming.

Josie, Kaitlyn and Jenna. The best of friends, all married to the best of friends. The story is set around them going on a girls weekend. I loved the snapshots into their lives now, what’s the same and what’s not, what they are struggling with and what they hope. I loved the looks back and the perspectives given. It was amazing and wonderfully written! Prepare yourselves because this novella is setting us up to the beginning of HOLDING ONTO FOREVER.

FOREVER OUR BOYS #5.5

★Amazon:http://amzn.to/2h4wwzt

★BN: http://bit.ly/2xH8zYN

★iBooks: http://apple.co/2xlBfqd

★Kobo: http://bit.ly/2hyq3AS

Paperback: http://amzn.to/2hP8VXB

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2uPRtnw

image1 (2)

BEAUMONT BOXED SET #1

★Amazon: http://amzn.to/2xe1ago

★BN: http://bit.ly/2wc8Qmp

★iBooks: http://apple.co/2tUhm65

★Kobo: http://bit.ly/2v1zZVo

★Paperback: http://amzn.to/2xzyT41

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2w2m0T1

 

 

Review Stop: Wild for You (Love With Altitude #3) by Daisy Prescott

IMG_1306

Happy Monday! Today I’m sharing my review for this wonderful slow burn of a story from Daisy Prescott. I loved this story! I hope that you will all give it a look. Happy reading! ~ Amber 

IMG_1305

WILD FOR YOU (Love with Altitude, #3) by Daisy Prescott is now LIVE on KindleUnlimited!

Amazon: http://smarturl.it/amazonwfy

businessman working on laptop  in black suit

Book Blurb:
Cowboy fantasies. Oh boy, do I have them. I blame the shiny belt buckles and those chaps. Mother of pearl buttons, those chaps.

After getting dumped by my Not Future Husband, I’ve decided to spend the summer in Aspen exploring new adventures. First on the list is rugged, sexy rodeo champion Justin Garrison, who seems happy to accept the challenge.

What if I fall in love with the real man behind the fantasy?

*

Being the charming cowboy is an easy role to play. Whenever I’m on the back of a horse or riding a bull, everything’s simple, uncomplicated. Running my family’s ranch and trying to keep the past buried are a lot harder.

When my path crosses with a beautiful brunette at a rodeo, I’m not looking for more complications. Feisty Zoe Saragossa’s not a typical buckle bunny and I’m definitely not her type.

Can a city girl fall for a real cowboy?

amber review  5 Stars

Every Daisy Prescott book I read I think man she can’t get any better, but then she goes and proves me wrong! Wild for You was simply beautiful and sweet and everything I hoped it would be. Zoe and Justin were the perfect pairing. She’s just getting out of a relationship, looking for something different maybe a fantasy and her girls take her to the rodeo. Now I know that cowboys are sexy, but apparently Zoe was clueless – that is until she sees Justin. Justin is quiet and broody and drop dead gorgeous. He’s also got a lot of walls around him, but Zoe proved to be the girl to knock them all down. This book was simple and sweet and just a lovely reminder that sometimes the things we’re looking for are right in front of us but we don’t see it. Justin was everything Zoe needed and vice versa.

Wild for You is a standalone, slow burn cowboy romance. It’s part of the Love with Altitude series of standalone romantic comedies set in Aspen, high in the Rocky Mountains.

 

IMG_1308

Add to Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34747611-wild-for-you

———-

AUTHOR BIO:

USA Today Bestselling Author Daisy Prescott writes romantic comedies with heart.

Her Modern Love Stories feature characters in their thirties and forties finding and rediscovering love in unexpected and humorous ways. Her Wingmen books star regular guys who often have beards, drive trucks, and love deeply once they fall. Look for her new Rom Com series, Love with Altitude, in 2017.

Born and raised in San Diego, Daisy currently lives in a real life Stars Hollow in the Boston suburbs with her husband, their rescue dog, and an indeterminate number of imaginary house goats. When not writing about herself in the third person, Daisy can be found traveling, gardening, baking, or lost in a good book.

 

To learn more about Daisy and her writing, sign up for her mailing list here (copy and paste this link):eepurl.com/xhXb5. Send her an email at: daisyauthor AT gmail DOT com Or chat with her on Twitter (@daisy_prescott) and Facebook: /daisyprescottauthorpage, and follow her on Instagram: /daisyprescott

AUTHOR LINKS:
Website: http://www.daisyprescott.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/daisyprescottauthorpage
Twitter: https://twitter.com/daisy_prescott
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/daisyprescottauthor
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/daisyprescott/
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1TIVUHO
Newsletter: eepurl.com/xhXb5

New Release & 5 Star Review: Play Room (Society X #3) by Heidi McLaughlin & L.P. Dover

Well it’s one of those Mondayest Tuesdays, but guess what?! We get to love on Heidi McLaughlin & L.P. Dover today, so that will brighten things up. They released PLAY ROOM, the third and sigh… last in their Society X series yesterday!! I really loved this book and the series is general was great too! Give it a look see for yourself; and if you haven’t read Dark Room or Viewing Room we have those links below. We’ve got an excerpt as well as my review and a GIVEAWAY!! OHHHHH and dont’s miss the TRAILER because it’s HOT!! So happy reading all! Laters ~ Amber

Title: Play Room (A Society X Novel)
Authors: L.P. Dover & Heidi McLaughlin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 4, 2017
Blurb
The rules of Society
X are simple . . . break them and you’re out.
Rule #1 – No names

It doesn’t matter if you want to know, it’s forbidden.

Rule #2 – No exchanging numbers

It doesn’t matter if you want to call, it’s forbidden.

Rule #3 – Everything is to remain strictly anonymous.

It doesn’t matter if you want to tell, it’s forbidden.

Whatever your desire.

Whatever your fetish.

The Play Room is the place to go.

For Alexandria Miller, it’s a chance to express herself, to embrace her hidden
passions.

For Kai Robicheau, being in the club brings out who he truly is.

What happens in the Play Room will have you aching for more . . .

 

Purchase Links

 

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

 

Trailer
amber review             5 Stars

Heidi McLaughlin & L.P. Dover deliver once again!! Loved the latest in the Society X series! Okay let’s break this down shall we?! Play Room is the last (I’m pretty sad about this actually) in the Society X books and this one continues the exploration in this third of the private rooms. The room brings together Kai Robicheau and Alexandria Miller. Kai is definitely reluctantly checking out Society X, while Alex wants the anonymity and freedom that the private room offers. 

While the series may revolve around a sex club, the story wasn’t really so much about that as it was taking a chance, trying something new and then connecting to the other person. That was consistent thru the series, the connection to their partner. It was about exploration and realizing what worked for the individual and knowing when something felt wrong, like for Kai. Kai was reluctant and at times turned off by the club, but he is drawn to his partner and what he feels when he’s with her. The same was true for Alex as she just wants the freedom to explore his sexual fantasies without judgment. When she and Kai meet outside the club, they feel that same draw but are confused by it in a way because of “their partner at X” and what they get from the other there. 

The story was very balanced and the writing between Heidi and L is so seamless. I truly liked both of these characters. Loved the ease and comfort they have with each other, all the while trying to navigate their feelings amid hiding the secret of the play room. The club was a catalyst, but fate had them connecting in multiple ways even if they didn’t know it. I so loved this series and hope you’ll give it a chance!  

Excerpt
“Hello?”
“Alexandria, this is Jared from Society X. How are you?”
I gasp and look around, hoping like hell the woman beside me couldn’t hear. “Yes, hi. I’m doing good. You?” Grabbing my bottle of water, I hurry off the stair climber to a vacant corner across the room.
“Can’t complain. I’m calling because I have a proposition you might be interested in. You put in your application that you’re open to anything. Is that correct?”
My cheeks burn like fire. “Yeah, I guess so. What exactly is this proposition?”
He clears his throat. “I have a client who has particular tastes, or fetishes if you prefer. His partner can’t make it tonight, and I need to fill that spot.”
Swallowing hard, my heart races. I’m nervous just hearing him talk about it. “What will I have to do?”
“You, absolutely nothing. All you’ll have to do is lie there on your stomach while your partner massages your backside.”
“You mean my back?” I ask.
He clears his throat again. “No, your ass.”
I don’t know what comes over me, but I burst out laughing. “You’re joking, right?”
“No, I’m not.”
I hush up quickly. “I honestly didn’t know that was a thing. It’s an interesting concept.”
“Is it something you’d be interested in? You don’t have to be naked. Your upper body will be covered by a curtain so you can wear a shirt. However, below your waist, you’ll need to wear a thong.”
Keeping a straight face and not laughing is going to be the hardest part of the whole thing. How can someone get off by rubbing someone’s ass? “Sure, put me down. What time do I need to be there?” I say it before even really thinking it through.
“Eight o’clock. I’ll see you then,” Jared says.
“All right.”
We hang up, and I head straight for the gym door. There’s no way I can keep something like that a secret from my friends. Once outside, I call Dani.
“What’s up, girl?”
I rush to my car and hop inside. “You will not believe the phone call I just got.”
“What’s going on?”
I haven’t told her about being a member of Society X yet. “I kind of became a member of Society X.”
“Holy shit,” she squeals. “Seriously? Why didn’t you tell me at work today?”
Sighing, I pull out of the parking lot for home. “Honestly, I didn’t think I’d get a request so fast. My contact called me and said he had a proposition for me. And get this, it’s for the play room. The guy wants to massage my ass.”
Dani’s cackle is so loud I have to hold the phone away from my ear. “That’s priceless. Please tell me you said yes.”
I groan. “Unfortunately. What if I burst out laughing while this dude’s squeezing my butt cheeks?”
Dani’s laughing so hard I’m surprised she can even breathe. “I don’t know what to say. This is too funny. What kind of freak gets off on someone’s ass?”
“Obviously, the man I’m about to give my ass to.” I’m starting to think I made a mistake accepting the proposition. At least, I’ll have a good story to tell later. “Wish me luck.”
“Good luck, chickee. I want all the details.”
On the way home, I glance at myself in the mirror. What the hell am I doing?
Also Available
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
L.P. Dover
New York Times and USA Today bestselling
author L. P. Dover
 is a southern belle living in North Carolina with
her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she began her literary journey she
worked in periodontics, enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.
She loves to write, but she also loves to play tennis, go on
mountain hikes and white water rafting, and has a passion for singing. Her two
youngest fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime, usually
Christmas carols.
Dover has written countless novels, including her Forever
Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, the Armed &
Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters series, the Society X series, the Circle
of Justice series, and her standalone novel Love, Lies, and Deception. Her
favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense, but if she got to choose
a setting in which to live, it would be with her faeries in the Land of the
Fae.
Heidi McLaughlin
Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today
Bestselling author.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont,
with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an
over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup and a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer,
JiLL and her brother, Racicot.When she’s isn’t writing one of the many stories planned for release, you’ll
find her sitting court-side during either daughter’s basketball games.

Heidi’s first novel, Forever My Girl, will be in theaters on October 27,
2017, starring Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe.

Blog Tour: Sexcation by Heidi McLaughlin

So excited to be a part of this blog tour for SEXCATION!! I seriously LOVED this story!! Jackson was everything and more than I thought he could be! Every element of this story drew me in and took me for a ride! If you are looking for a fun, sexy, flirty romance to end your Summer blahs, this is the one for you!! Heidi is sharing an excerpt for you enjoyment, we also have some teasers (hot!) AND there’s a great GIVEAWAY at the bottom of the post!!
Happy reading as always. Laters ~ Amber

Title: Sexcation

Author: Heidi McLaughlin

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: August 24, 2017

He’s British.

She’s American. 

They meet on vacation. 

And agree to fake name each other. 

One is lying about everything. 

The other is telling the truth. 

They’re about to embark on a sexcation.

But what happens when it’s over?

 

 

“Heidi McLaughlin does it again with this delightfully sexy read. Sexcation lines its chapters with rich character development, sex that doesn’t have you skipping pages, witty banter/plot and belly laughs for days. These characters have jumped from the story and straight into my heart. 5 sweet yet sinful stars!” – K.Pinson, Author of Between the Raindrops

 

“With a sexy, British-accented hero & a tropical setting that had me longing for the beach, Sexcation is the perfect fictional getaway.” – USA Today Best Selling Author, Cindi Madsen

 

“A sexy vacation romance perfect for your next summer read!” – Sarah Robinson, Best Selling Author of NUDES

 

“A book that kept a smile on face the whole time. I fell in love from the first word and couldn’t stop reading till the end.” – Natasha Madison, Best Selling Author

 

“The sexy as sin vacation we all dream about! Heidi McLaughlin does it again with Sexcation, a steamy read turned epic romance that will leave you rooting for that happy ending. Five sizzling stars!” – Best Selling Author, Amy Briggs

 

amber review 5 STARS!!

One sexy tatted up Brit. One slightly insecure American. A week in Bermuda with fake names and a fake marriage. Could this fantasy possibly become reality?

In SEXCATION Heidi McLaughlin outdoes herself on the romance, the smexy factor and throws some good sarcastic snark in for good measure. From the start of this story I loved both characters, and I so appreciated the dual pov storytelling. Jackson and Story aka Jade just connected from first look. What starts as a fantasy, becomes real feelings that neither feel confident enough to admit. The twist comes after the holiday ends and then fate takes over.

I keep saying I loved the story, but that really doesn’t adequately sum up my feelings. Everything about their attraction, their fears, their conflict I just felt it and it worked for me on all levels. When Jackson commits that he’s not going away, and then Story tells him to chase her because she wants to be caught? SWOON to the Nth degree!! Jackson is definitely one of my favorite Heidi hero to date! Don’t miss this book!!

 

 

I laugh and find myself tempted by her hand, which sits on the metal table. After our impromptu snogging session, Jade put on a nice little sundress which has my imagination running wild and some strappy sandals. Her toes are painted a turquoise blue. I found it a little weird at first; normally I see reds or pinks on toes, but rarely a blue colour. I quite like it. I like it a lot. In fact, I’ve yet to find something about this woman I don’t like. 

“And yet, you didn’t. I came over and kissed you. You could’ve punched me, kicked me in the nuts, or groped me. I’m grateful you let me kiss you the way I did.”

She blushes again. “Why did you? I’m sure there are other, more beautiful women at the resort that would’ve been happy to oblige you.”

“But then I wouldn’t be here with my pretend wife, trying to get to know more about her.”

Her eyes don’t waver from mine as she takes a sip of her cocktail. “Do you really want to get to know me?”

“The fake you, yes. I don’t want to get cornered by one of the triplets and not know my facts.”

“Are they in fact, triplets?”

I shake my head. “I haven’t got a bloody clue, to be honest with you. Fake tits all look the same at the end of the day.”

Her mouth falls open into a sexy little O and images of other ways I can make that happen pop straight into mind. “I named them Muffy, Tuffy, and Buffy. The names seemed fitting,” she says with a shrug. 

I crack the fuck up. “Then that is what we’ll call them until they leave.”

“Do you know when that is? Or what room they’re in?”

I lean over the table and pick her hand up. “They leave after us, and no, I don’t, thank goodness. I don’t care either. I made you a promise and I always keep my promises.” I bring her hand to my lips and let them linger against her skin until a passer-by makes a comment about us being in love. 

Not love, lust though, and I couldn’t be happier that I chose her to be my distraction this week. When I finally let go of her hand, she picks up her drink and finishes it. 

“Want another one?” I ask, already standing by the time she nods. I lean down and kiss the top of her head, inhaling the scent of her shampoo. The smell of grapefruit assaults my senses, making my heart race. I groan as I walk into the restaurant. I could’ve easily waited for the waitress to come back to us, but I needed to step away from Jade for a minute. She’s fucking deadly with her innocent façade and I have a strong reason to believe I’m going to fall victim to her and love every minute of it. 

When I walk out, there’s a bloke talking to her as if it’s an everyday occurrence. I have never been jealous of any man until now. The pure rage I feel, watching him talk to my pretend wife almost takes over my body, yet I find the will to let it go. Who am I to stand in the way of her potential hook-ups?

 

Heidi is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author.

Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she now lives in picturesque Vermont, with her husband and two daughters. Also renting space in their home is an over-hyper Beagle/Jack Russell, Buttercup and a Highland West/Mini Schnauzer, JiLL and her brother, Racicot.

When she’s isn’t writing one of the many stories planned for release, you’ll find her sitting court-side during either daughter’s basketball games.

Heidi’s first novel, Forever My Girl, will be in theaters on October 27, 2017, starring Alex Roe and Jessica Rothe.

HOSTED BY:

New Release & Review: Small Town Scandal (Wingman #5) by Daisy Prescott

 

 Happy release day Daisy Prescott!! Oh my heavens guys this book stole my heart! No really. Carter Kelso was just so stinkin amazing from start to finish. Daisy never fails to make me love her writing more and more, and this time I remembered my love of goats too! Oh and showing us that sometimes a scandalous reputation is more talk than reality. So yeah I loved Carter and Ashley. I hope you will too! Happy reading!

Laters ~ Amber

Title: Small Town Scandal
Series: Wingmen #5 (Standalone)
Author: Daisy Prescott
Genre: Second Chance Romance
Release Date: June 27, 2017
Blurb
Another wingmen meets his match and this time it’s
scandalous.
Carter Kelso is a man with a plan. And goats.
Ashley Kingston is a woman with a reputation.
Can he earn back her love before their past catches up with
them and destroys everything?
On the island, my last name is synonymous with scandal. With
a notorious father and a famous brother, I’ve been on the sidelines of our
small town’s gossip circle for years. Nothing to see here. Just a man and his
goats, happily going through life. Not a care in the world. Too bad it’s all
lies.
I’m tired of trying not to be in love with Ashley Kingston,
our very own island jezebel. Some people think she’s a slut. They think they
know her. They’re wrong. Screw them.

Reputations can be deceiving. I should know.

Small Town Scandal is a second chance romance standalone
novel and the fifth book in the Wingmen series. You do not have to read the
other novels first.
amber review       5 Stars
Daisy, Daisy, Daisy. Seriously this story just grabbed me where I feel! It took me 2 solid days after I finished to put my thoughts together because I loved it so much. The Modern Love Stories and Wingman series’ never fail to make me laugh, sigh, fan myself and sometimes even cry. Usually a rom com just makes me happy and gives me feels with lots of warm fuzzies, but ‘A Daisy Prescott story’ is always gonna make me feel so many more things!
Told from Carter Kelso’s pov, the weaving of his and Ashley’s history was perfection! Having read this series I knew that there was history there, but the depth of it just made me root for them as a couple. Ashley has been hurt by so many people and has so many guards up. While Carter has hid behind his playboy ways and his ‘roll with the waves attitude’; we find there is so much insecurity on his part. But also that he’s always put others, especially his family ahead of his own dreams.
So what all did I love about Small Town Scandal? I loved how Daisy used all the things Ashley had been told or that she had said about herself as chapter headers. I loved how Carter was determined to finally get his girl and own his feelings for her. I loved the fierceness as well as the vulnerability that Ashley showed, all the while proving to Carter that he was more than he thought about himself. Gah!! These two may have taken forever for their story to be told but it was oh so worth the wait!!!

 

 

 

Purchase Links

 

$2.99 for a limited time

 

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Author Bio

USA Today Bestselling Author Daisy Prescott writes romantic comedies about real love.

Love with Altitude, her newest Rom Com series, is set in Aspen, Colorado features life and love in a small town. Her Modern Love Stories feature characters in their thirties and forties finding and rediscovering love in unexpected and humorous ways. The popular Wingmen books star regular guys who often have beards, drive trucks, and love deeply once they fall.

Born and raised in San Diego, Daisy currently lives in a real life Stars Hollow in the Boston suburbs with her husband and an imaginary house goat. When not writing about herself in the third person, Daisy can be found traveling, gardening, baking, or lost in a good book.

Author Links

New Release: Forbidden Promises (O’Malley #4) by Katee Robert

ForbiddenPromises_LaunchWeekBlitz

Happy Monday all! Soooo, I’m sure you can see by the banner dates that I’m a wee bit late posting on this new release from Katee Robert. BUT it’s never too late in my opinion to tell y’all about a fantastic read! I have been loving this O’Malley series from Katee since The Marriage Contract first came on the scene, and it just keeps getting better! I’m sharing my thoughts, a teaser, the playlist as well as links on all the rest of the series. Oh! And we have a giveaway to share as well. Hope your week starts off better than my last week ended. Cheers and happy reading as always. Laters ~ Amber

 

 

On Sale: May 30, 2017

Publisher: Forever

 

Add to Goodreads

 

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katee Robert delivers the next book in her sizzling O’Malleys family series, hailed as “The Godfather meets Romeo & Juliet.”

 

“A tension-filled plot full of deceit, betrayal, and sizzling love scenes will make it impossible for readers to set the book down.” –Publishers Weekly

 

“A great read from the talented Robert!” –RT Book Reviews

 

“This is an extraordinary series by any standards, and FORBIDDEN PROMISES slays the competition.” –Fresh Fiction

 

Some lines should never be crossed . . . not even for love.

Robert_ForbiddenPromises_MM

 

Sloan O’Malley just left her entire world behind—her family, her wealth, and even her real name. For the first time in her life, she’s free. She can live the “normal” life she’s always wanted. A life without fear. But there’s nothing safe about her intensely sexy next-door neighbor.

 

Jude MacNamara has no room for innocence in his life. Only revenge. Still, he’s never been able to walk away from the forbidden, and Sloan—who is every inch of pure, mouthwatering temptation—has forbidden written all over her. Only after it’s way too late does he discover the real danger: claiming Sloan as his puts a target on her back. To protect her, Jude is willing risk everything . . . and to hell with the consequences.

 

BUY THE BOOK HERE

 

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

Books-A-Million

Google Play

iBooks

IndieBound

Kobo

 

amber review   5 Stars

Another addictive addition to the O’Malley series!! Oh my for all things Jude MacNamarra!! Sloan O’Malley has definitely met her match when she ends up as his neighbor. But as always, the connections are not far from danger and everything Sloan is trying to escape from seems to be on her tail.
Katee Robert does a masterful job crafting this series with all the twists and turns that never cease to keep me on the edge of my seat! This is a must read series for me with family drama, suspense, mafia and so much steamy goodness to boot! Can’t wait to see what happens next!!

forbidden-graphic01 (1)

 

THE O’MALLEYS SERIES

 The OMalley Series

THE MARRIAGE CONTRACT, #1

THE WEDDING PACT, #2

INDECENT PROPOSAL, #3

FORBIDDEN PROMISES, #4

UNDERCOVER ATTRACTION, #5

 

Series Page on Goodreads

 

FORBIDDEN PROMISES Playlist

 

https://play.spotify.com/user/foreverromance/playlist/6qWv679PMUqtnC3GRnc2L2

Relax My Beloved – Alex Clare

Alive – Sia

Parachute – Chris Stapleton

River Lea – Adele

Perfect – Ed Sheeran

Laura – Flogging Molly

Ride – Chase Rice (feat Macy Maloy)

Forever Yours – Trey Songz

Hold Me Down – Halsey

Brave Enough – Lindsey Stirling (feat Christina Perri)

Devil’s Backbone – Civil Wars

Heavy in Your Arms – Florence + the Machine

Dangerous Woman – Ariana Grande

Cold Day in Heaven – Delta Rae

Not Afraid Anymore – Halsey

I See Fire – Ed Sheeran

Touch – July Talk

John Wayne – Lady Gaga

One Woman Man – John Legend

 

 GIVEAWAY

RAFFLECOPTERhttp://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/26635ce2471/?

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Katee Robert

Katee Robert is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who learned to tell stories at her grandpa’s knee. Her novel The Marriage Contract was a RITA finalist, and RT Book Reviews named it “a compulsively readable book with just the right amount of suspense and tension.” When not writing sexy contemporary and romantic suspense, she spends her time playing imaginary games with her children, driving her husband batty with what-if questions, and planning for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.

 

Website

Facebook

Twitter

Pinterest

Instagram

YouTube

Goodreads

 

FOLLOW FOREVER ONLINE

 

Website

Facebook

Twitter

Instagram

Pinterest

 

 

 

Review Tour & GIVEAWAY: My Highland Cowboy by Alexa Milne

Today I’m excited to be a part of the review tour for My Highland Cowboy  by Alexa Milne! This was a great read that I just fell in love with, I hope you’ll check out my review and the great giveaway too!
Happy Reading!
~Jenn

Buy Links: Pride (Early Download)

(General Release Date: 6th June 2017)


Publisher: Pride Publishing


Length: 69,000 words

Blurb

Duncan McLeish owns a ranch. Unlike most ranches, this one is in the Scottish Highlands. Having inherited a failing farm from his grandfather, he turns it into a successful business. He has friends and he loves his home, but he’s lonely, and not even infrequent trips to Glasgow and Edinburgh slake that thirst to find someone. Then Drew Sinclair walks into his life.

Drew Sinclair is tantalizingly close to getting his clothing brand noticed in the industry. He and his business partner, Joy, create individual dresses, while, on the side, Drew produces a line of men’s lingerie. He visits Scotland to design a bridal gown for his sister, Jenna, who is marrying Duncan’s best friend at Christmas.


Duncan and Drew have nothing except their Highland upbringing in common, but they say opposites attract, and the attraction is immediate. Is this simply a summer fling, or can two men who live such opposite lives miles away from each other find a way to love?
jenn-review
4 Stars
My Highland Cowboy is one of those reads that has a bit of everything, opposites attract, cowboys, out and proud and I loved it! There is also a great blend of romance, humor and just the right amount of angst too. I totally fell for Declan and Drew and their touching story!
On the surface, Declan and Drew do not seem like they would make a good or likely couple. Declan lives in the Scottish Highlands and is completely happy on his ranch away from the city. Drew, despite having grown up in the Highlands loves his busy life in London working as a designer. The two men meet during wedding preparations for Drew’s sister and Declan’s best friend and despite their differences there is an instant connection, one neither man can forget no matter how hard they try!
These two don’t get off to the best start, Drew is out and proud and will flirt with anyone while Declan has led a much more sheltered life, not really admitting his sexual preferences to anyone. Drew comes on a bit strong for him but eventually these two get passed that awkward beginning. They can’t deny their connection and their chemistry and set out on what is only supposed to be a week of fun. But when it’s time to leave, it certainly isn’t easy for either man. I think Alexa Milne does a fantastic job with this part of the story – so much emotion and feeling! My heart hurt for these two during their time apart! But is does make for a great story!
Drew and Declan have to earn their happy, both men figuring out what is really important in life and if that can make that happen together. This book make me laugh, made me swoon and yes there were a few tears, it really had it all. I loved both of these men, Drew with his sass and strength and Declan with his sweet heart and innocence! They fall in love and find a way to make it work! I definitely am looking forward to reading more from Alexa Milne!
 
Author Bio



Originally from South Wales, Alexa has lived for over thirty years in the North West of England. Now retired, after a long career in teaching, she devotes her time to her obsessions. Alexa began writing when her favourite character was killed in her favourite show. After producing a lot of fanfiction she ventured into original writing. She is currently owned by a mad cat and spends her time writing about the men in her head, watching her favourite television programmes and usually crying over her favourite football team.

Website

Facebook

Twitter

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Hosted By Signal Boost Promotions