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Friday, November 24, 2017

Fall into Romance Event with Author Barbara White Daile

Barbara White Daille lives with her husband in the sunny Southwest. Though they love the warm winters and the lizards in their front yard, they haven’t gotten used to the scorpions in the bathroom. Barbara also loves writing, reading, and chocolate. Come to think of it, she enjoys writing about those subjects, too!

Barbara wrote her first short story at the age of nine, then typed "The End" to her first novel many years the eighth grade. Now she's writing contemporary romance on a daily basis, with a brand-new series from Entangled Bliss (Snowflake Valley), an ongoing series from Harlequin Western Romance (The Hitching Post Hotel), and many more books on the schedule.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

ARC Review: Back Piece by L.A. Witt

Back Piece was my first book by L.A. Witt, but I was immediately drawn into the story. I enjoyed it a lot and I liked the characters. This is the first book in Witt's Skin Deep, Inc. series and I am definitely looking forward to reading more. While I did like it, there were a few things that kept this one from being a five star read for me though. 

Colin is a tattoo artist with a past he prefers to keep a secret. He keeps things casual and doesn't do commitment so that no one gets close enough to learn the truth about him. But when he meets Daniel at the gym, the shy sailor draws him in like no one has in a long time. Daniel is a virgin and after escaping his conservative family, he is looking to finally start being himself. When he spots Colin with all his tattoos, he knows he wants Colin to be the one to help him out. It starts as Colin helping Daniel to learn about sex and get the ink he has always wanted, but soon it turns to more and both begin to wonder if they could possibly have a future together.

I liked both Daniel and Colin. I thought that they worked really well together and that they were good for one another. Both had vulnerabilities and the other really helped them. It was good to see that they were so real and that they each had things that they knew they needed to work on. I love seeing characters progress from the start of a book to the end, and I really felt like both Daniel and Colin did that here. They were sexy together and had great chemistry, and their connection felt real and true.

I will say though that things were a bit repetitive in this book. It often felt like their insecurities were rehashed over and over, so while I liked to see that they were human, I grew tired of the same thing being done several times. I wanted them to get it and move on after a few times. I also felt like the end of this book was very abrupt and that not everything was as resolved as I would have liked. It seems like they had just basically solved the big conflict when all of a sudden the story just ran out of pages. I would have loved to have seen a bit down the line for them, especially in how things played out with Daniel's family. I do think that this book is worth the read though and I will continue the series. I just wish that it hadn't been so repetitive and would have ended on a stronger note for me.

**ARC Provided by Publisher**

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

ARC Review: Dirty Filthy Fix by Laurelin Paige

Laurelin Paige's novella Dirty Filthy Fix brings together two of her series, and it was great! If you are familiar with her Fixed Trilogy series and/or her Dirty Filthy Rich Men series, you are definitely going to want to read this one. If you haven't read them though, don't worry this story can be read as a complete standalone. 

By day Trish is secretary to one of New York's most powerful men, Hudson Pierce. She is no stranger to men wanting her and yet she lives a life that no one has a clue about. At work she is prim and proper, with a set of rules she abides by. But by night she owns her sexuality and is capable of bringing even the most powerful man to his knees. When she and Nathan Sinclair, a business partner of her boss, continue to find themselves drawn to one another though, Trish finds it harder to stick to her rules. 

These two were smoking hot together and I couldn't get enough of them. There was so much chemistry here, but besides just being super steamy and sexy there was a great connection as well. Laurelin Paige did a wonderful job of writing this short novella in a way that things felt real and genuine without feeling rushed or hard to believe. I often struggle with novellas, but that wasn't the case here. Nate and Trish were both well written characters that I felt invested in, and my only complaint here is that I wanted more.

I loved that these characters went after what they wanted and weren't afraid to be who they are. They owned their desires and that just made them that much sexier. I think that a lot of readers are going to enjoy this one just as much as I did, especially if you are familiar with either of these series from Laurelin Paige. I have loved everything I have read from her, and I can't wait for more. Dirty Filthy Fix is a great sexy read that I highly recommend.

**ARC Provided by Inkslinger PR**

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Fall into Romance Event with Author Kyra Jacobs

Kyra Jacobsis an extroverted introvert who writes of love, humor, and mystery in the Midwest and beyond. Her romance novels range from sweet contemporaries to romantic suspense and paranormal fantasies. No matter the setting, Kyra employs both comedy and chaos to help her characters find inspiration and/or redemption on their way to happily ever after.

When the Hoosier native isn’t pounding out scenes for her next book, she's likely outside, elbow-deep in snapdragons or spending quality time with her sports-loving family. Kyra also loves to read, tries to golf, and is an avid college football fan.

Be sure to stop by her website to learn more about her novels, and join her newsletter for updates on giveaways and new releases.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

ARC Review: Rock Solid by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde

I have really enjoyed this series from Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde. Each Book Boyfriend book is a standalone, though I recommend all of them. Rock Solid was just as good as if not better than all the previous books in this series. Everything that I have read from them has been something I've enjoyed and I think readers will really enjoy Connor and Katie's story. 

Connor Prescott doesn't do one night stands but when he gets snowed in at the airport and meets a sexy stranger, he makes an exception. But after a steamy night together, Connor wants more. When he discovers that she is gone, he never expects to see her again. Years later she shows back up and shocks him when she tells him that he is a dad. 

I loved the characters here. This series has had great characters from the start and Connor and Katie were no exception. They were easy to like and relate to. Both of their lives changed with one night together, and I loved seeing them figure things out. They definitely didn't have it easy, and there were ups and downs as they adjusted to their new lives. But I thought that they had great chemistry and enjoyed seeing them build a connection. I loved their little girl too. I didn't want to put this one down. 

Overall, this story was another great one from this duo. Carly and Erika write well together, and their stories are always seamless. It feels like thees two have been writing together forever, and I have loved everything I've read from them. It was great to catch up a bit with past characters and I always like to see familiar faces. This series is one that I have enjoyed from the very beginning, and I highly recommend these books. If you are looking for a solid romance read that is filled with well thought out and likable characters, Rock Solid and the rest of the Book Boyfriend series are ones you won't want to miss.

**ARC Provided by Social Butterfly PR**

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