BOOK BLITZ & GIVEAWAY – Sin With Me by JA Huss & Johnathan McClain

Title – Sin With Me
Authors – JA Huss & Johnathan McClain
Publication Date – March 6, 2018
Series – Original Sin #1

Two broken people in a city fueled by sin.

Maddie Clayton isn’t looking to be saved. She knows the only person you can count on is yourself. Her moral compass might not point true North these days—but at least she’s still standing.

The Military taught Tyler Bell about loyalty. Being there for your brothers is the only thing that matters—but when it mattered most, he wasn’t.

She’s got a ticket straight to Hell. He’s already been there and back.
She needs to win. He just needs to stop fighting.

Some sins scar your soul so deeply, you’ll never be the same.
But this Devil in disguise might just be the angel he needs to forgive himself.

I’ve been a fan of JA Huss for years now, trusting her process and what she puts into readers’ hands. However, when I saw that she was teaming up with Johnathan McClain, I’m not going to lie – I was a tad bit apprehensive simply because I hadn’t read anything of his. Much to my surprise, Sin With Me was filled with everything I have come to love about her writing, and even just a little bit more. There were two distinct voices and styles, but somehow they blended together perfectly to deliver an amazing story.

“She is a fallen angel and I am sin itself.”

Maddie and Tyler are two very broken characters, trying to escape traumatic experiences in their past. For most of the novel, both personalities are merely existing; they are doing what they can to survive but not necessarily caring what happens. I really loved how the plot unfolded and getting to know both Maddie and Tyler as individuals. I could tell that each of the characters were written by different people, but it actually helped enhance my connection to each of them. They had distinct voices, mannerisms, and even inner thoughts, which allowed me to really appreciate both authors’ styles. Sin With Me was sexy at times, emotional at others, and really just contained the full package of everything I love in my novels.

“She is Eve, but I am not Adam. I am the serpent wrenching her out of Eden. And together, we are original sin.”

Though I have loved Huss for quite some time, it is clear that she is able to partner up with someone without losing her own voice. It could even be argued that it elevated the reading experience to another level entirely. I thoroughly enjoyed getting to know both Maddie and Tyler and am incredibly anxious to see how their lives unravel in future novels. The writing was stellar, the characters were intriguing, and the pacing was perfect to keep readers wanting more. Mark my words, Huss & McClain are a duo to look out for in the future. I have a feeling that readers everywhere will be begging to sin with them; I know I certainly am!

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Two accomplished writers come together to create unforgettable sexy romance. JA Huss is the New York Times bestselling author of 321 and has been on the USA Today bestsellers list eighteen times. Johnathan McClain is a veteran actor and writer whose work, either performed or written, is probably airing on at least one of the channels on your television right now. You can contact them on their website or find them at their social links below.

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REVIEW – One With You by Sylvia Day

Title – One With You
Author – Sylvia Day
Series – Crossfire #5

Gideon Cross. Falling in love with him was the easiest thing I’ve ever done. It happened instantly. Completely. Irrevocably.

Marrying him was a dream come true. Staying married to him is the fight of my life. Love transforms. Ours is both a refuge from the storm and the most violent of tempests. Two damaged souls entwined as one.

We have bared our deepest, ugliest secrets to one another. Gideon is the mirror that reflects all my flaws … and all the beauty I couldn’t see. He has given me everything. Now, I must prove I can be the rock, the shelter for him that he is for me. Together, we could stand against those who work so viciously to come between us.

But our greatest battle may lie within the very vows that give us strength. Committing to love was only the beginning. Fighting for it will either set us free … or break us apart.

Readers have waited for what feels like forever for the conclusion to Gideon and Eva’s story, myself included. When I couldn’t make time in my schedule to read it as soon as it released, I was pretty annoyed with myself, but the anticipation and excitement built until I finally got to tackle it. While it ended up being not my favorite book in the series, One With You took me on such an emotional journey. I couldn’t help but fall in love with the transformations that I witnessed throughout the series as a whole.

“That was why we were going to get past this and every other hurdle we faced: We would always meet each other halfway.”

One With You presents an entirely different scenario for both of these characters; one where there is trust present. Rather than one of them running away from their problems, they were able to face them together and fight through it instead. I’m not going to lie, it was a really refreshing side of their relationship to witness. Gideon also became a whole other character in this book that made me fall even more in love with him. He was still fiercely protective and very much an alpha male, but he had matured in the final installment of the Crossfire series. He finally learned how to be in a relationship and it definitely made for a satisfying conclusion to his long-fought journey.

“And I let go of my grief in the shelter of his arms, knowing that whether in joy or pain, Gideon was one with me.”

Sylvia Day has kept readers hooked on this series from the moment she introduced Gideon Crossfire into their lives. After finishing One With You, I do think in many ways that the series could have finished after that third book. However, the writing was still fantastic and there was undeniable chemistry between Gideon and Eva. This couple has seen numerous ups and downs throughout the course of their relationship, and I was happy to see them left in a place of contentment and positivity. It made my heart happy to see them fighting tooth and nail for their relationship in a society where it is far too easy to just give up. This may have been my goodbye to these beloved characters, but I know for certain that they renewed my love of reading years ago, and for that, they will always live on in my heart.

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RELEASE DAY REVIEW – Feels Like Home by Jennifer Van Wyk

Title: Feels Like Home
Author: Jennifer Van Wyk
Release Date: February 5, 2018

Andy Simpson never expected to be raising his teenage twin sons alone.
Then again, he also never expected to walk into his house and see his wife with another man. In their bed. Or that it wasn’t her first time.
Bitterness threatened to wrap around his heart, darkening every part of his life.
But a brightness he wasn’t even looking for entered their lives and wouldn’t let it take hold.
Christine Jameson knew all about being a single parent. But she was holding a secret. A secret she wasn’t willing to allow anyone to find out. One she’d held tight for years.
But one look at Andy, and she knew that she needed to be honest with him. That he deserved to know he wasn’t alone.
They both needed friendship. Needed someone who understood, who had compassion without judgment.
What they didn’t imagine was for it to become something more.
That they would come to share something they never thought they would experience again.
They didn’t expect for it to… Feel Like Home.

After much build-up and anticipation, Christine and Andy’s story is finally here! Jennifer Van Wyk delivers another heartfelt real-life romance with, Feels Like Home. This duo was just as swoon-worthy as I’d imagined and I found myself immediately caught up in their electric chemistry and easy banter. Andy and Christine’s transformation from friends to lovers felt natural and the foundation they built together was rock solid. Together, this couple navigated the ups and downs of life with strength and grace, making my heart flutter and falter as I experienced the rollercoaster alongside them. Andy and Christine’s journey was unexpected, to say the least, but something about it felt so right for these two characters.

“She’s just… everything that I never knew I wanted. Needed. Christine is happiness and sunshine and rainbows.”

I absolutely adored Christine. She was down to earth, lovable, and full of life. I appreciated her honesty and vulnerability, finding myself connecting with her on a deeper level. The truth about everything Christine had endured only made me love her that much more. Andy was sweet and romantic, making me happy sigh with his incredible patience and loyalty. However, it was Andy’s insecurities and uncertainty that tugged at my heartstrings. He was more than just another book boyfriend. Andy was raw and real and undeniably tangible. I was smitten. Both Andy and Christine are single parents and that shared challenge is what made this story so special. Dealing with dating in the context of raising children revealed a lot about the characters. I found myself in awe of their resilience and bravery. Reece, Aiden, and Bri were icing on the cake, adding tons of heart to this already fantastic story.

“When we met, I was in a dark place. I admit that. But you? You made it light. You made everything in my world shine brighter.”

To be honest, there were a couple moments where this book moved a little too slowly for me, but the pace eventually picked up and I found myself absolutely riveted to the pages. This story fits perfectly within the world Jennifer Van Wyk has created, capturing all of the sweetness and authenticity of From the Ground Up and A Better Place. While Feels Like Home can certainly stand on its own, I absolutely adored getting another glimpse at previous couples, falling in love with this colorful group of characters all over again. I’d move to this fantastic fictional town if I could! Classically romantic, heart-achingly raw, and deeply relevant, Andy and Christine’s novel is a love story for the real world. Jennifer Van Wyk expertly captures the wonderfully unexpected and wildly imperfect journey to happily ever after, reminding readers that no matter where life takes you, real love should always feel like home.

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RELEASE DAY REVIEW – Combust by K. Bromberg

Title: Combust
Author: K. Bromberg
Release Date: January 29, 2018

Songwriter Dylan McCoy has been burned.

By her boyfriend she found in her bed . . . with someone else.

By the contract she signed that obligates her to work with him until the songs for his new album are complete.

By her agent when she asked Dylan to keep their breakup on the down-low.

When she finds herself in Sunnyville, she refuses to let her new roommate burn her too. Still . . . a rebound has never looked so good.

That’s her first thought when she sees firefighter Grady Malone.

Sexy. Charismatic. Unapologetic. He’s a man who carries his own scars—the ones on his back, the survivor’s guilt on his soul, and the fear in his heart.

When an unexpected visitor puts their roommate status to the test, will their undeniable attraction burn out, or will they both take a chance and play with fire?

Just when I think K. Bromberg can’t make me fall any harder, Grady and Dylan come along to prove me wrong. The perfect addition to the Everyday Heroes series, Combust was everything I’d hoped it would be and so much more. Grady and Dylan shared an utterly electric chemistry that made itself known from their very first encounter and continued to grow with each passing page. However, as their journey unfolded, it was the couple’s undeniable emotional connection that held me captive. These two shared something real and raw and absolutely one-of-a-kind that had me rooting for an epic happily ever after.

“We all have scars. Some are visible. Some aren’t. In the end, they represent the fact that you’re stronger now than whatever tried to hurt you. For you, it just means that you’re stronger than the fire.”

Dylan had my heart immediately. She was strong and feisty despite having been broken and I adored how easily she held her own with Grady. As K. Bromberg further unraveled this character, she exposed Dylan’s flaws and insecurities. I loved seeing all of that pain and vulnerability poured into the heroine’s music, something beautiful being born from the hurt. Grady’s transformation was even more unexpected and the man behind the cocky, playboy persona blew me away. His scars were unfathomable and I couldn’t help but feel deeply for the haunted hero who needed to learn how to forgive himself. Together these two characters broke each other apart, soothed one another’s scars, and found their way to acceptance and love.

“Fear has two meanings, son. Forget everything and run. Or face everything and rise.”

Once again, I have to say that the cover did not do this book any favors. It seriously undervalues the poignant story found within the pages of Combust and I wish it better captured the impact of Grady and Dylan’s journey. K. Bromberg expertly explores several serious topics with this novel and I appreciated the sensitivity and authenticity with which she took on this tale. The author’s writing is enchanting and full of feeling, ensuring that I completely devoured this novel. The perfect balance of sexy, funny, sweet, and emotional, Combust takes readers on an unforgettable journey. Grady and Dylan’s romance is one of heartache, loss, redemption, acceptance, and forgiveness – a powerful love story that absolutely leaves its mark.

Bromberg continues to grow and get better and better, I swear! I’ve read a lot of books from this author, but the interconnected standalones in her Everyday Heroes series have to be the best that she has produced. Based on the cover, I expected Combust to be another romance filled with some tension, a dash of sweetness, and some naughty times thrown in. What I was not prepared for was the meaningful relationship that would form between the hero and heroine, or the profoundness of the message that came with it.

“Because love is rarely pretty. It’s messy. It’s complicated. It’s often ugly, but that’s how you know when it’s right. Pretty doesn’t always last. It’s the things you have to work at that make the reward that much sweeter.”

Dylan and Grady’s slow-building relationship was one that I am sure to not forget anytime soon. Everything from the way that it began as fake, to the way that they built each other up, was absolute perfection. I loved that both Dylan and Grady were strong on their own and they endured their own hardships. However, in the moments that they held a mirror to the other, forcing the acknowledgement of insecurities, something blossomed both of those characters, and in my own heart. I saw myself in their scars and their thoughts, and could do nothing but root for their triumphs. I really think that readers will see pieces of themselves in these characters and find them incredibly relatable. Not to mention, the attraction that simmered between Dylan and Grady left butterflies in my stomach throughout the entire novel. When they denied it, things were great, but when they recognized it, there were fireworks. My only complaint is that I want more, more, more!!

“The heart’s blind. It’s the head that causes all the trouble.”

I swore that I wasn’t going to read anymore books with abs on the cover, but after reading the blurb, and with it being one of my favorite authors, I decided to give it a chance. Goodness gracious, great balls of fire – I’m SO glad that I did! Combust was such a pleasant surprise with its deep meaningful message and characters that I could relate to. I’m glad to see that even after years of writing, Bromberg continues to grow and finesse her talents. This book is by far the best novel she has written, and definitely sets the bar high for the last Malone brother!

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REVIEW – Platform Four by Eden Butler

Title – Platform Four
Author – Eden Butler
Publication Date – October 5, 2016

Every day for twenty years, a Mills family woman has manned the goods trolley at the Pleasant Street train station. Every day since the Second World War began, Ada Mills has watched the passengers come and go, secretly wishing for an adventure, a way out of Legacy Falls.

She never expected to find forever.

Garreth McGinnis only wanted a pack of smokes and a fresh baked scone from the pretty girl selling wares on his stop over train ride through a place called Legacy Falls. A smoke and a bite led him to the girl who he couldn’t keep from his thoughts as he lay awake at night fighting a war that shouldn’t have been his. One letter becomes two. Two becomes ten and Garreth spent the whole of the war completely under Ada Mills’s spell.

Falling in love through lines of ink was one thing. Meeting the future that waits on platform four once the war ends, is something altogether different.

Once the bombs have quieted and the soldiers return home, will the dreams of forever be all that Ada and Garreth’s letters promised or will reality leave the couple wishing they’d never sworn to meet on platform four?

I’ve had Eden Butler’s Platform Four sitting on my kindle since release but it kept getting buried. I found myself in the mood for something different, something that would take me out of my normal reading comfort zone and thought it would be just the ticket. Platform Four is a love story set in the World War II era, and I have to admit that it sucked me into that time period. It delivered on a feel good story, even through times of struggle and despair.

“It’s as if all that’s beautiful and peaceful and good is filling up my world, and all the ugliness is set aside for a while.”

Ada and Garreth met on a train platform and had an instant connection. Traditionally, I tend to have a difficult time with these types of stories, but I’ll be the first to admit that it completely worked for Butler’s purposes, and even enhanced the story because of it. I easily fell in love with these individuals both for their own personalities as well as the potential they had together through the letters that they exchanged. As a reader, I could feel the intensity growing but not just out of their desperate circumstances. As sad and unknown as the times were, I still felt their connection deepening and their feelings growing; I anxiously awaited the next letter right along with our heroine. Though it could be considered an insta-love type of story, Platform Four never once felt that way. If anything, it felt timeless and classic, leaving me nothing but yearning for more.

“Death didn’t care who you were. It took us all one in the same. The tricky part, I started to realize, was figuring out how to fill the time before it comes for you.”

My only complaint was that the ending felt just slightly abrupt for my taste. However, I appreciated the ups and downs from Butler, especially given the heavy undertone of the historical setting. She kept it authentic, but hopeful, and I could not put it down. Platform Four is not quite full-length, but it’s the quintessential example of good things coming in small packages. If you’re a historical fan, or just looking for a book that can make another time come alive through the pages, I highly suggest taking a chance on Ada and Garreth’s romance in Platform Four!

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RELEASE DAY REVIEW – Keep Her Safe by K.A. Tucker

Title: Keep Her Safe
Author: K.A. Tucker
Release Date: January 23, 2018

Noah Marshall has known a privileged and comfortable life thanks to his mother, the highly decorated chief of the Austin Police Department. But all that changes the night she reveals a skeleton that’s been rattling in her closet for years, and succumbs to the guilt of destroying an innocent family’s life. Reeling with grief, Noah is forced to carry the burden of this shocking secret.

Gracie Richards wasn’t born in a trailer park, but after fourteen years of learning how to survive in The Hollow, it’s all she knows anymore. At least here people don’t care that her dad was a corrupt Austin cop, murdered in a drug deal gone wrong. Here, she and her mother are just another family struggling to survive…until a man who clearly doesn’t belong shows up on her doorstep.

Despite their differences, Noah and Gracie are searching for answers to the same questions, and together, they set out to uncover the truth about the Austin Police Department’s dark and messy past. But the scandal that emerges is bigger than they bargained for, and goes far higher up than they ever imagined.

K.A. Tucker delivers a beautifully haunting tale of betrayal, secrets, and unexpected hope with her new novel, Keep Her Safe. I was riveted by the complexity of this storyline and found myself utterly entranced by the quiet love that grew between Grace and Noah as they explored the lies and loss that brought them together. Their love story was very much secondary to the mystery that unraveled within the pages of the book, and yet it was also absolutely essential to the plot. Grace and Noah’s relationship was understated and somehow so very vital and I couldn’t help but be moved by the power of their inimitable connection.

“Keep her safe, will you? For Abe.”

Noah easily captured my heart and I felt for him as he struggled to do the right thing in the wake of his painful loss. It was his persistence and dedication to the truth that had me so enamored with this hero. K.A. Tucker nurtured some fantastic emotional turmoil with this character as Noah discovered that the people we love the most often cut us the deepest. Grace was equally captivating and her personal evolution over the course of the story was probably my favorite part of the book. I loved how the author used her relationship with Noah to rub away Grace’s mask of indifference and self-preservation, carefully exposing the vulnerability and uncertainty that made this character so relatable.

“Since you showed up on my doorstep, you have been there for me, every step of the way, whether I deserved it or not. You are everything I could possibly have asked for.”

K.A. Tucker has once again proven herself to be a master of words. I knew that this story would be twisted, suspenseful, and utterly intriguing, but still, it constantly surprised me. K.A. Tucker explored humanity on many different levels, making the reader feel for each of the characters as Grace and Noah set out to piece together the truth. The plot was engaging and the mystery addictive. Drawn to the complex personalities, poignant social commentary, and moving emotional journey, I was hypnotized by this novel. Gritty, dark, and devastatingly real, Keep Her Safe is K.A. Tucker at her best!

I’ve been a fan of K.A. Tucker for a while now, but after reading Keep Her Safe, it’s brought my fangirling to an entirely new level. It is so unlike anything I have come across from her, but everything I adore about a fantastic read. This standalone novel was heavy on the suspense mixed with the perfect amount of romance, resulting in my favorite read of the year thus far. With superb writing, interesting characters, and a plotline that left me guessing at every turn, I could not put the book down and am honestly still left with my jaw on the floor.  

“But she’s got a haunted gaze in her eyes, the kind you get when life has disappointed you over and over again, when you’ve seen and suffered.”

Keep Her Safe is one of those books that is ridiculously difficult to review. Each reader needs to experience it for him/herself in order to get the full effect and appreciate it to the fullest extent. There are so many twists and turns that even when I thought I knew what to expect, it was never quite what it seemed. My only complaint about the novel was due to the pacing in the very beginning; it was a little bit slow given how quickly the rest read. However, once things picked up, house chores be damned because I could not put it down. I appreciated that it read almost like a puzzle, with most of the chapters being written in the present day point of view, but with glimpses of the past as well. Readers were given bits and pieces of information, never knowing where it would truly lead. Furthermore, Tucker infused the perfect amount of romance between Grace and Noah. It was such a natural, slow development that almost enhanced the suspense piece. While it felt important, it never overshadowed their own individual journeys. Tucker did such a fantastic job weaving all the elements together to result in such an amazing piece of art.

“I kiss her like I want her to pine over me. I kiss her like I want her to remember this moment in case we never have another chance.”

I honestly feel like this novel came at the perfect time. I had been aching for something different and unique to read, and Keep Her Safe fit the bill perfectly. It grabbed my attention and held fast until long after I turned that last page. The characters were so real, with genuine emotions and reactions to the things they were going through. The plot kept me guessing, even in the final five minutes of the book – which is not easy to accomplish. K.A. Tucker wrote the trifecta of everything I have come to love in books and definitely pulled me from my reading slump. I absolutely can’t wait to see what she comes up with next, but I hope there’s some more romantic suspense in her future!

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BLOG TOUR – Scoring Mr. Romeo by A.M. Madden & Joanne Schwehm

Title: Scoring Mr. Romeo
Authors: A.M. Madden & Joanne Schwehm
Series: Mr. Wrong #3
Release Date: January 15, 2018

Here’s a tip: never underestimate romance.

Falling in love was the furthest thing from my mind. I’m a single mother raising a strong little boy, and he is my one and only priority.

The universe felt otherwise, sending me―actually, my son’s soccer ball―hurdling toward a stunningly handsome, perfect man, who said all the right things. He made it hard to ignore how much I missed romance.

In the past, when I met a man, they ran as soon as they heard I was a widow with a child. Not this guy. No, he fell in love with my son, and in turn my son fell in love with him. But, it was hard to believe he felt the same about me. My job was to be the strong one―to protect our hearts from sweet dreams that never lasted.


Women told me I was a master of romance. They were right. I knew how to sweep a woman off her feet, to make her feel special, and good in all the right places. I wasn’t a saint. I’ve had my share of one-night stands. They served their purpose, giving me a steady diet of romance without the hassle of commitment.

Then one day at the park, a soccer ball came careening toward my head, and my life changed in an instant. I never imagined that true love would come in the form of a five-year-old little boy. And then I got to know his mother: She was strong, independent, drop-dead gorgeous, and someone I desired – I just needed to prove it to her.

She called me Mr. Romeo, and that was fine with me.

Lesson learned: Love always trumps everything.

A.M. Madden and Joanne Schwehm delivered one seriously romantic new book boyfriend with Luca in Scoring Mr. Romeo! From the moment I met him in Finding Mr. Wrong, I knew I would get swept away by Luca. Madden and Schwehm didn’t disappoint and, I quickly fell under this Italian’s spell. To be honest, this book caught me off guard, heading in a direction I definitely hadn’t predicted, but the authors kept me invested and quickly proved why Luca, Sabrina, and Mikey made the perfect family.

“How could I have been the first man to come along and pay her the attention she deserved? This woman needed to be properly romanced.”

I adored Sabrina and her son, Mikey. There is no one more fierce or protective than a single mom and Sabrina was all that and so much more. I appreciated the raw emotion and genuine hesitancy that the heroine displayed, her dating decisions revolving around her son, first and foremost. Madden and Schwehm did a great job capturing the special bond between Sabrina and Mikey, and it was their incredible love for one another that struck me with this story. I also enjoyed Sabrina’s relationships with Cassie and Becky. These friendships allowed her to let loose and gave the reader a glimpse of Sabrina’s lighter, more carefree side.

“Our hearts are meant to love, and you have so much love to give. Don’t be afraid to open it again.”

Luca, on the other hand, was every bit the swoon-worthy hero I expected and then some. His patience with Sabrina and total understanding of always coming second in her life made my heart flutter, only for him to turn around and leave me hot and bothered a few pages later. He was very much an old-school romantic, and it was fun to see how he altered his plans to include Mikey. I definitely would have liked to explore this character more on a personal level. The authors didn’t unravel his past, motivations, etc. as thoroughly as they did with their previous heroes so, while Luca was undeniably sweet and delightfully sexy, I didn’t connect with him as I’d hoped.

“You overwhelm me, Luca. I am overwhelmed with my feelings for you.”

Scoring Mr. Romeo had a very different vibe from the first two books from Madden and Schwehm. While Finding Mr. Wrong and Taming Mr. Flirt were very much romantic comedies, this book felt heavier. There was still a sprinkle of humor amidst all the romance and sizzle, but the single mom aspect raised the emotional stakes. Madden and Schwehm continue to demonstrate themselves to be a formidable writing team, their voices combining to create something memorable and overflowing with feels. Luca and Sabrina’s journey served up plenty of great banter, lots of melt-your-heart romance, a rollercoaster of emotions, and just the right amount of steam. Scoring Mr. Romeo is another memorable love story from A.M. Madden and Joanne Schwehm!

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Only an inch separated our mouths, but the cool air that replaced her warm lips had me going back for more. Wanting to feel them again, the second time I pressed harder. She parted just enough to convey she also wanted more.

My conscience nagged, forcing me to again break the connection and end the temptation. Her breath hitched when I added more distance, as if I removed her source of oxygen.

“I better go,” I whispered. The uncertainty in her eyes killed me. “Sabrina, I don’t want to… I need to.”

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RELEASE DAY – Total Exposure by JA Huss

Title – Total Exposure
Author – J.A. Huss
Publication Date – January 16, 2018
Series – Jordan’s Game #1

Not everyone needs a master.
Not everyone needs to really live, either.
Some people are content to be a participant in the game of life.
Others want to play for real.
If you want to play for real, come to me, lovely.
I’ll give you that little push you need.
I’ll open your mind, and your world, and soul.
Lay you bare. Let you feel the heat of my stare.
Take you places you’ve never been before.
Your body is my chessboard, sweets.
And if you give in to me, and you play, you might even win.
It’s just… your prize might not be what you went looking for.

Yet again, JA Huss has blown me out of the water with her newest release! Everytime I think that I know what to expect from her, she throws me a twist that leaves me begging for more (and yes, I’m aware that I feel like I say this with every book). Total Exposure was so different from any of her previous works, yet still contained the signature Huss style that I’ve come to know and love. The standalone in the brand new series was sexy, intriguing, and utterly addicting with characters facing unique issues in a setting unlike anything I’ve encountered before.

“How about it, Miss Rolaine? Would you like to play a game?”

Evangeline and Ix had one of the most interesting relationship dynamics and I couldn’t get enough of them. With a plot like this, every reader needs to experience it for themselves, so I won’t divulge too much information. However, I will say that for two characters who spent so little time together, their chemistry was off the charts. There was a slow burn to their relationship that led to an unparalleled trust between the hero and heroine. The way that their individual stories unfolded was nothing short of intense and took readers on a spectacular journey.

“I was just a number. A diamond ring made to sing then forsaken and left shaken.”

Total Exposure took me by complete surprise with how much I enjoyed it, especially given that the characters and their situation were a tad unconventional. However, with the way that Huss is able to paint her stories, I’m not sure how I am still shocked with emotion every single time I finish one. Each book is unique with a fresh storyline and characters that feel more like friends than words on a page. There’s always a mind-twist with exceptional writing that delivers on every level. If you haven’t been introduced to this author’s work yet, I can’t recommend it enough – and Total Exposure is a great place to start!

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The Pleasure of Panic (Jordan’s Game #2)

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The Boyfriend Experience (Jordan’s Game #3) – Releasing May 30, 2018!

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JA Huss

JA Huss is the USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty romances. She likes stories about family, loyalty, and extraordinary characters who struggle with basic human emotions while dealing with bigger than life problems. JA loves writing heroes who make you swoon, heroines who makes you jealous, and the perfect Happily Ever After ending.

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BLOG TOUR – Enticing Daphne by Jessica Prince

Title: Enticing Daphne
Author: Jessica Prince
Series: Girl Talk #3
Release Date: January 10, 2018

It’s easy to stop believing in happily ever afters when the man you thought you’d spend the rest of your life with abandons you right before your wedding day. After that disastrous event I decided that commitment was for suckers. I was young, successful, and in the prime of my life.

I didn’t need a man to make me happy.

Then an unexpected blast from the past came waltzing into my studio and decided I was a challenge he was more than willing to accept. The only problem is that he doesn’t remember he’s met me before.

He’s the ultimate playboy, determined to stop at nothing until he entices the hell out of me. But if Caleb McMannus thinks he can lure me in with his sinful looks and silver tongue, then he’s…probably right.

Jessica Prince dives back into the world of Girl Talk with Daphne and Caleb’s story in Enticing Daphne. This sweet, sexy, one-night-stand romance was utterly addictive and I found myself absolutely devouring it. Written with all of Jessica Prince’s signature heart and humor, this duo may well be one of my favorites. I adored the push and pull between Daphne and Caleb, the tension between them was electric and their chemistry sizzled off the pages. Jessica Prince did a fantastic job nurturing the deeper connection between this couple as well, reeling me in with the promise of something real and significant and delivering all that and so much more.

“And just like that, with a peck on the tip of my nose, he left, taking a piece of me with him.”

Daphne was every bit the feisty, independent force of nature I’d hope she’d be and then some. She was confident, hardworking, and fiercely loyal, with a quiet vulnerability that ensured she was also entirely relatable. Caleb proved to be her perfect match in every way with his dedicated pursuit of Daphne’s attentions, undeniably charming personality, and surprisingly sweet nature. These two characters just fit in an organic way that made my heart flutter. I also appreciated the personal growth both Daphne and Caleb exhibited over the course of their journey. Jessica Prince did a phenomenal job seamlessly weaving their family lives and individual struggles into the story to create the kind of emotional depth that takes a romantic comedy to a whole new level.

“Let’s promise each other that we’ll always fight as long as we get to make up like this.”

Daphne and Caleb’s story wouldn’t be complete without the rest of their crazy crew and Jessica Prince doesn’t disappoint. We get plenty of Lola, Sophia, Grayson, and Dominic to give me those familiar warm and fuzzy feelings, with just enough Fiona and Deacon to leave me anxious for their book. While Enticing Daphne is a companion novel, the author ensures it stands alone for any new readers just diving into this colorful world. The perfect balance of witty dialogue, sweet romance, sexy fun, and genuine emotion, Enticing Daphne is a phenomenal addition to the Girl Talk universe. Daphne and Caleb made me laugh and swoon and sigh. Jessica Prince’s writing is as entertaining and heartfelt as ever and her unique storylines continue to captivate me. Enticing Daphne is another must-read romance from this talented author!

Google was quickly becoming the bane of my existence.

What had started as curiosity about Caleb McMannus had blossomed into a full-blown obsession. Once you Googled, there was no going back. I was disgusted with myself.

Not only because it seemed I’d banged a guy whose dick had already been in half the female population of the United States, but also because I couldn’t stop thinking about the stupid man-whore. It was a sickness. A gross, disappointing sickness that I’d spent weeks trying to cure myself of to no avail.

Each gossip column of his sexcapades, each picture of him in a compromising position—and there were many, all of them with a different woman—was cringe-worthy. But I couldn’t stop myself from searching them out.

What was worse, I couldn’t stop thinking about our night together. It had been the most intense, toe-curling experience of my life. And even though I pretty much hated him for forgetting about me, I wanted it again.

Damn my needy, traitorous vagina!

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Seducing Lola (Girl Talk #1)

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Tempting Sophia (Girl Talk #2)

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Charming Fiona (Girl Talk #4)

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Born and raised around Houston Texas, Jessica spent most of her life complaining about the heat, humidity, and all around pain in the ass weather. It was only as an adult that she quickly realized the cost of living in Houston made up for not being able to breathe when she stepped outside. That’s why God created central air, after all.

Jessica is the mother of a perfect little boy–she refuses to accept that he inherited her attitude and sarcastic nature no matter what her husband says.

In addition to being a wife and mom, she’s also a wino, a coffee addict, and an avid lover of all types of books–romances still being her all time favs. Her husband likes to claim that reading is her obsession but she just says it’s a passion…there’s a difference. Not that she’d expect a boy to understand.

Jessica has been writing since she was a little girl, but thankfully grew out of drawing her own pictures for her stories before ever publishing her first book. Because an artist she is not.

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RELEASE DAY REVIEW – Dirt by Cassia Leo

Title: Dirt
Author: Cassia Leo
Series: Evergreen #1
Release Date: January 12, 2018

Jack and I had everything. Then, in one brutal instant, the universe tilted on its side, discarding us into black nothingness.

Now, I have a cocky a**hole for a husband.

The only way we communicate anymore is when we’re fighting or f**king.

With nothing left to lose, I write Jack a goodbye letter and head for Portland, where I quickly meet a neighbor who helps me find a job.

My new neighbor—broody, tattooed ex-soldier Isaac Evans—is complicated. Nevertheless, we form a fast friendship, bonding over our mutual desire to create something beautiful from the wreckage of our lives.

But despite the distance between us, Jack and I are still trying to make things work—fighting and f**king dirtier than ever. And he doesn’t appreciate my new friendship with Isaac. Not one f**king bit.

Cassia Leo has the beginning of an intriguing new series on her hands with Dirt. Laurel’s story was heartbreaking, surprising, and an emotional rollercoaster from start to finish. I didn’t really have any expectations going into this book, other than the promise that the author would stomp on my heart a few times. Cassia Leo certainly delivered, serving up a journey that was darker and more twisted than I could have imagined. Laurel, Jack, and Isaac made for a web of complicated feelings and unexpected ties that has me anxious to see where this story will eventually end up.

“What have we done to each other?”

I absolutely adored Laurel. She was understandably broken and yet there was something so beautifully resilient about her. I loved her quiet strength and the determination she demonstrated in picking up the pieces of her life to build something new. She had her moments of weakness of course, particularly when it came to Jack, but I’m excited to see how she continues to grow over the course of the series. To be honest, I couldn’t stand Jack. His relationship with Laurel seemed shallow and rooted in lust. Throw in his lying, manipulation, and obsessive behavior and I just couldn’t connect with him at all. Isaac, on the other hand, totally intrigued me. His own pain was obvious and yet he seemed to get what Laurel needed and understood her in a way Jack just didn’t. While I loved seeing them spend time together, I think the development of an emotional connection between Laurel and Isaac was lacking a bit and I needed more depth in order for me to really invest in their potential. 

“Sometimes, all someone needs is for one good person to say yes instead of no.”

Cassia Leo’s writing captured a myriad of complex emotions, giving readers a glimpse of life-altering heartache, devastating pain, and persistent hope. Fast paced and written to leave you wanting more, Dirt made me feel and kept me reading. Knowing there are more books to come in this series, I know the characters have a long way to go before we see them settle. I can say with full confidence that I have no clue where Laurel, Jack, and Isaac will end up and I am definitely curious to find out. With a trio of deeply broken characters and the promise of plenty of twists to come, Cassia Leo dives into what will undoubtedly be a fascinating new series with Dirt.

I’ve been dying for a new series from Cassia Leo for what seems like forever. When I heard about Dirt, the first book in the Evergreen series, I am not ashamed to say that I did a dance of giddy excitement. I dove into this novel with my heart open, ready to be torn apart, but I got something completely different. Dirt left me shocked and speechless, with a mind reeling from all that I had encountered.

“If it’s not the fight-me-tooth-and-nail, leave-me-bloody-and-gasping-for-air kind of love, I don’t want it.”

The heroine, Laurel, was undoubtedly my favorite part of this entire book. I loved her search for independence and the attempts to gain control back of her life. Though she may not have felt it, she was strong simply for surviving the tragedy that she had faced. It was in those moments of living, not just surviving, that I caught glimpses of this character’s true personality and likened me to her. On the other hand, her husband Jack drove me up a wall. He was a character with a personality that made me want to slap him seven ways to Sunday. He had a couple moments of likeability, but they were few and far between for this reader. The communication between these two was severely lacking, which left me wishing for a bit more to help relate to them as a couple. I do wish that we had more chapters from Isaac as well. His personality and brokenness intrigued me immensely. The glimpses we caught of his struggles made me curious for more, and I do hope we receive them in future novels.

“Isn’t there some sort of limit on how many times someone can break a promise before the other person has to say enough is enough?”

Cassia Leo has a special way with words. Whether she is writing angst, sadness, or more lightheartedness, the way she pulls readers in is incomparable. I’ll definitely be sticking around to see how the rest of the books in the series unfold, but I have a feeling Leo is not done with the mind games yet!

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Seed (Evergreen #2)

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Bloom (Evergreen #3)

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