Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Tall, Dark, and Royal Book Tour: Review + Excerpt + Giveaway! @KensingtonBooks @VanessaKellyAut @TastyBookTours

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Welcome to my post for the Tall, Dark, and Royal book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for a $30 gift card and 4 sets of the previous books in the series. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Unmask My Heart Book Tour: Guest Post + Excerpt + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the Unmask My Heart book tour! I have a guest post coming up, as well as an excerpt and a giveaway for handmade Venetian masks. But, first, allow me to introduce the book:

I Need You by @JaneLark Review @HarperImpulse

Release date: October 23, 2014
Publisher: Harper Impulse
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Series: Starting Out #3

Guilt can eat away at you, but love can cut like a knife…

Lusting after his best friend’s girlfriend is a cliché Billy knows well – it’s the tightrope he’s walked for years.
But now Jason and Lindy have broken up and Billy can’t help but be there for the girl he’s loved from afar for so long. She’s hurting.

Fighting to find a road to the future, Lindy’s heart hurts. She’s trying to escape the truth, but Billy keeps making her face it – and it’s ugly. How can she keep living when everything is made of glass and it keeps shattering?

Her one constant is Billy. Only, rebound isn’t his style and when Lindy starts to see him in a different light, he just can’t trust her. He’s no one’s second best.

My Rating: 4 Roses

An emotional, intense New Adult romance from an author who is a master of storytelling, I Need You was a wonderful read. I really liked this book. I had high expectations and this book definitely didn't disappoint.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Tempting Mr. Weatherstone by Vivienne Lorret Review @avonbooks @AvonImpulse @VivLorret

Tempting Mr. Weatherstone (Wallflower Weddings, #0.5)
Release date: November 25, 2014
Publisher: Avon Impulse
Genre: Historical (Regency) Romance
Series: Wallflower Weddings #0.5

USA Today bestselling author Vivienne Lorret revisits her Wallflower Wedding series with a delightful tale of friends-to-lovers, just in time for Christmas.

Penelope Rutledge longs for passion, but only with the man of her dreams: the brilliant, dashing Ethan Weatherstone. If only her longtime neighbor would open his eyes and realize how much she loves him. If only they weren’t best friends with so much at stake. Penelope knows her future—and their friendship—is in her hands, but is she willing to take the biggest risk of all on the man she loves?

If it were up to Ethan, life and love would be as predictable as the figures in his ledgers—certainly nothing like the adventures Penelope longs for. Yet his childhood friend has grown into a beautiful, feisty woman blissfully unaware of the danger she causes when near. Ethan knows he must save Penelope and her reputation … but can he save himself from the temptation of her lips?

My Rating: 5 Roses

A delightfully sweet, absolutely adorable romance, Tempting Mr. Weatherstone was a wonderful historical romance novella. It was simply lovely and I really liked it.

Her Winning Formula by Shannyn Schroeder

Her Winning Formula (Hot & Nerdy, #3)
Release date: November 24, 2014
Publisher: Kensington Books
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Series: Hot & Nerdy #3

Spring break was supposed to be a last blast of fun for three friends before the reality of adulthood set in. But for the trio’s science whiz, it’s an education in instant attraction…

Chemistry major Felicity Stone can tell you everything about the way chemicals interact, but when it comes to social interaction, she needs schooling. Abandoned by her friends, Felicity is faced with spending spring break alone—unless she accepts a gorgeous stranger’s invitation to pose as his girlfriend at a family wedding. Not one to turn down a research opportunity, Felicity never expected it to produce such breathtaking results…

Teacher and baseball coach Lucas Tanner is fascinated by Felicity’s potent mix of spirit and scientist, not to mention her delicious curves. When Felicity asks him to return the favor by teaching her how to pick up guys, he can’t refuse—but he’s not at all happy with the idea of her using a formula for flirting on anyone but him. Can he convince her that together they have the perfect chemistry?

My Rating: 3 Roses

An enjoyable New Adult romance that was both sweet and hot, Her Winning Formula was a really good read. It was fun, sweet, and I liked it.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

A Christmas Reunion by @susannafraser Review @CarinaPress

A Christmas Reunion
Release date: November 24, 2014
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Historical (Regency)/Holiday Romance

Gabriel Shephard has never forgotten his humble origins. So when he discovers a war orphan at Christmastime, he resolves to find a home for her—even if that means asking help from the very family who found and raised him, only to cast him out for daring to love the wrong woman.

Lady Catherine Trevilan has spent five years poring over the British Army's casualty list, dreading the day she sees Gabe's name. She's never forgotten him, and she's never forgiven herself for not running away with him when she had the chance, though she's agreed to a marriage of convenience with a more suitable man.

When Gabe returns home on Christmas leave just days before Cat's wedding, a forbidden kiss confirms their feelings haven't been dimmed by distance or time. But Cat is honor-bound to another, and Gabe believes she deserves better than a penniless soldier with an orphan in tow. How can Cat reconcile love and duty? She must convince Gabe she'd rather have him than the richest lord in all of England…

My Rating: 3 Roses

A nice, sweet holiday romance novella, A Christmas Reunion was a good read. Not the best or the most memorable, but an enjoyable way to pass the time.

The Shape of My Heart by Ann Aguirre

The Shape of My Heart  (2B Trilogy #3)
Release date: November 25, 2014
Publisher: Harlequin HQN
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Series: 2B Trilogy #2

Some people wait decades to meet their soul mate. Courtney Kaufman suspects she met hers in high school only to lose him at seventeen. Since then, Courtney's social life has been a series of meaningless encounters, though she's made a few close friends along the way. Especially her roommate Max Cooper, who oozes damaged bad-boy vibes from every pore.

Max knows about feeling lost and trying to move beyond the pain he's been on his own since he was sixteen. Now it's time to find out if he can ever go home again, and Courtney's the only one he trusts to go with him. But the trip to Providence could change everything because the more time he spends with Courtney, the harder it is to reconcile what he wants and what he thinks he deserves.

It started out so simple. One misfit helping another. Now Max will do anything to show Courtney that for every heart that's ever been broken, there's another that can make it complete.

My Rating: 3 Roses

An okay New Adult romance, The Shape of My Heart was a good read. Not my favorite, but I did enjoy it.