REVIEW: Into the Fire (Bridge Series #2) by Meredith Wild

 

 

 


Into The Fire by Meredith Wild
 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

********OUT NOW********

 

 

The Bridge Series follows Cameron, Darren, and Olivia Bridge, three siblings living in New York City. Desperate to break away from the crushing expectations of their wealthy and privileged and equally broken family, they carve out a new path together. But can they find real love along the way?
Each book follows a different sibling’s journey and can be read as a standalone.
Synopsis
Darren Bridge is living a bachelor’s dream. When he’s not running into burning buildings with his crew, he’s training the flavor of the week at his brother’s gym. Few women have ever been off limits…until Vanessa. Smart, beautiful, and legs for days, she’s unlike anyone he’s ever met. Too bad he’s sworn to leave her alone.
Overworked with no end in sight, Vanessa Hawkins hasn’t had a vacation in nearly two years. When Cameron and Maya’s destination wedding takes her out of the office for a much-needed break, she finds herself struggling to resist her attraction to the best man. Darren is dangerously good-looking with enough charm to make any hot-blooded woman want to drop her panties and enjoy the ride, no matter how long it lasts.
When they return to the city, Darren realizes the single life has lost its glimmer. But with everything else on her plate, Vanessa doesn’t have room in her life for a man, let alone a player. Can Darren find his way into her heart and convince her that he’s worth the risk?
**********************
The Bridge Series follows Cameron, Darren, and Olivia Bridge, three siblings living in New York City. Desperate to break away from the crushing expectations of their wealthy and privileged and equally broken family, they carve out a new path together. But can they find real love along the way?
Each book follows a different sibling’s journey and can be read as a standalone.

 

My Review

The long awaited sequel to On My Knees is here and Meredith Wild is one author that is definitely worth the wait!
Darren Bridge is a player. He works hard and plays even harder. Never one to be concerned with relationships, he was content to play the field. Vanessa Hawkins is Darren’s polar opposite. Relaxation is not in her vocabulary. Guarded with her heart, she takes relationships very seriously and doesn’t play around. Enter Darren Bridge.
I love that this story isn’t your typical hot sexy playboy meets formidable ice queen. It’s a story about finding that one person that pushes every button, but you can’t stay away. It’s about finding out that what you think you don’t want, may just be what you need.
These two are my favorite couple of this series to date. They go through so much personal growth and you are right there with them for every step. Will you want to slap Darren? Yep. Will you want to shake some sense in to Vanessa? Of course you will. Will you fall in love with these characters and this amazing story? Most definitely!

5 steamy kisses



About the Author


Meredith Wild is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of romance. Living on Florida’s Gulf Coast with her husband and three children, she refers to herself as a techie, whiskey-appreciator, and hopeless romantic. When she isn’t living in the fantasy world of her characters, she can usually be found at www.facebook.com/meredithwild.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Other Books in the series:
 

 


On My Knees (The Bridge Series #1)
        

All buy links: http://www.meredithwild.com/book/on-my-knees/

REVIEW: Into the Light by Aleatha Romig

intothelightbanner

Into the Light

INTO THE LIGHT

By Aleatha Romig

Publisher: Thomas & Mercer

Publication Date: June 14, 2016

Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC

 

An investigator’s search for a friend draws her into a world darker than she could have imagined.

Sara Adams awakes blind, unable to remember the most basic details of her life, but her darkness seems a blessing when she discovers the terrors of The Light.

Stella Montgomery investigates the news on the mean streets of Detroit, where she’s noticed a disturbing trend: young women are vanishing. When her best friend disappears, Stella investigates—despite warnings from her police detective boyfriend—following a twisted trail that leads her through the city’s most dangerous and forsaken precincts. There she uncovers something more sinister than she could have imagined: a shadowy organization known as The Light, led by the enigmatic Father Gabriel.

As Sara struggles to understand her place in the strange world she’s awakened to—an oppressive cult demanding unquestioning obedience—and her feelings for Jacob, the husband she can’t recall and whose harsh and tender attentions confuse and beguile her, Stella risks all to discover the truth. But enlightenment always comes with a price…

Into the Light teaser 4

Published through Thomas and Mercer and scheduled to be released June 14, 2016

AMAZON: http://amzn.to/1nPvMjp

Into the Light teaser 3

EXCERPT

Jacob leaned over me, his chest flattening my breasts. With our proximity in the darkened room, I could only make out his form, his shoulders, arms, and the silhouette of his hair against some distant faint light. There were no details. Hearing his familiar voice, without seeing his unfamiliar eyes, eased my anxiety. He smoothed the hair away from my face and kissed my nose. “We both follow Father Gabriel. You aren’t the only one who must obey the rules. I can’t question why you lost those memories any more than you can question me. All I can do is hold tight to the memories I have of us, for both of us. Even though you don’t remember my face, I remember yours.” He traced under my eyes, wiping away the remnants of tears. “I remember your beautiful blue eyes, the way they open with amazement at new discoveries and the way they flutter as you come apart beneath me.” He was back to stroking my hair. “I remember the first time we made love and every time since.

I remember the first time I saw you, the first time I heard your voice, and”—he brushed his lips against mine—“the first time I kissed you.” He scoffed, “It wasn’t supposed to happen, but I couldn’t resist. I knew you were mine from the first time I saw you, even if you didn’t.”

His memories gave me a sliver of my past. “I didn’t?”

No, not then.  You were dating someone else.”

What? That was before we were here, right?”

Yes, it was before everything.”

He sighed and laid his head back on his pillow. I was afraid he’d stop talking, yet more scared to ask him to continue. Thankfully, he didn’t stop, but when he resumed speaking, his voice had a faraway tone, as if he was seeing it all again.

You were laughing, and I thought you were one of the prettiest women I’d ever seen. You have a great laugh.” He reached for my hand and intertwined our fingers. “I know this crash course in remembering how to be an Assemblyman’s wife hasn’t given you many opportunities for laughter. That’s why I want your memories to come back. Sometimes it seems like we’re back at the beginning. I want to be beyond that . . .” He was back up with his elbow beside me and his head on his hand. Looking down at me, he continued, “To where you laugh instead of cry.”

I’m sorry.”

He touched my lips. “To where you’re not constantly apologizing.”

I kissed his finger. “I’d like that too, but you have to admit, this hasn’t been easy. I mean my eyes, leg, and ribs. I’ve just gotten my sight back. We’ve been banished, and my hair is gone.”

I do.” He exhaled. “I admit that it’s been a rough few weeks, but we can see the light at the end of the tunnel.”

The Light?” I asked with a smirk.

Yes. See? It’s something everyone wants.”

Into the Light teaser 2

My Review

Out of all of Aleatha Romig’s books, this one has got to be my favorite so far. When I started it, I couldn’t stop reading. I was hooked after the first chapter and needed to know more. Who was Sara? Would she remember her husband, Jacob? Would Stella uncover the secret behind the vanishing women? I needed to know every answer!
The plot bounces back and forth between the Light and Detroit and is told in multiple points of view. It was perfect to get the entire scope of the story. The plot is one with multiple layers that could not be told just by one person. There are too many important players. There IS romance, but it is secondary to the suspense story and to be honest, I didn’t even miss it. There’s enough to satisfy even the pickiest of romance readers but you will get too caught up in the plot to even worry about it.
The last 20% of the book had me on the edge of my seat. It moves fast and left me with my jaw on the floor. You know those books where you can figure out all the secrets by the end? Well, this isn’t that book. You can’t even figure out the middle. It will keep you guessing the entire time.
Into the Light is on par with any Nora Roberts, Sandra Brown or Lisa Jackson book I have ever read, if not better. I can’t wait for the sequel.

5 kisses

ABOUT ALEATHA:

aleatharomig1

Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of nearly thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!

Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha’s twisted style with an increase in heat.

In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romance with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK will be published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.

Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and represented by Danielle Egan-Miller of Browne & Miller Literary Associates.

LINKS:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AleathaRomig

Amazon:http://www.amazon.com/Aleatha-Romig/e/B009SYSSE4/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1411064039&sr=1-1

Blogspot: http://aleatharomig.blogspot.com/

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5131072.Aleatha_Romig

Instagram: http://instagram.com/aleatharomig

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AleathaRomig @aleatharomig

Audible: http://www.audible.com/search/ref=a_mn_mt_ano_tseft__galileo?advsearchKeywords=aleatha+romig&sprefixRefmarker=nb_sb_ss_i_0_7&sprefix=aleatha

Pintrest: http://www.pinterest.com/aleatharomig7/

Newsletter:

http://blogspot.us9.list-manage1.com/subscribe?u=0c426a1edcea7b2dbfbe6ef97&id=5c7feed9d5

Review: Cowboy Take Me Away by Soraya Lane

cowboy take me away

The King brothers are three of the wealthiest, most hard-riding heartbreakers in the great state of Texas. And it takes a rare breed of woman to lasso one of their hearts…

NEVER SAY NEVER
As a veterinarian and single mother, Hope Walker knows how to handle most emergencies, inside and out. But when she shows up at the sprawling cattle ranch belonging to Chase King.Hope finds herself in a state of panic: How could Chase be even hotter after all these years? And why does Hope feel more attracted to him than ever?

WHEN IT COMES TO LOVE 
Chase can’t believe that Hope-the gorgeous, brilliant woman who disappeared after one blazing night of passion-has walked back into his life. After all this time he still thinks of her as the one who got away. ..and he’s not about to lose her now. But is Hope ready to get back in the saddle and ride into the sunset with the cowboy of her dreams? Or will a long-buried secret rise to the surface-and tear the two reunited lovers apart?

 

sassybuylinks

Amazon : B&N : Book Depository

 

sassyauthorinfo

Soraya LaneSoraya Lane

As a child, Soraya dreamed of becoming an author, recreating the types of stories she devoured day and night. Fast forward more than a few years, and Soraya is now living her dream. Working as a full-time author, she writes every day around her other job of being a mom to two little boys. Soraya describes being an author as “the best career in the world”, and she hopes to be writing romance for many years to come.

Soraya loves spending her days thinking up characters for romance stories, and her home is a constant source of inspiration. She lives with her own real life hero and two sons on a small farm in New Zealand, surrounded by animals and with an office overlooking a field where their horses graze.

Soraya loves hearing from readers. Go to the Contact page to send Soraya a message! Or you can follow her on Facebook or Twitter

Soraya Lane is represented by Laura Bradford of the Bradford Literary Agency.

Soraya Lane website

sassyreview

Thanks first and foremost as always to St. Martins Press and NetGalley for providing us with a copy of this book so that we could bring you this review.

We all know I love my second chance love stories and add to that the King brothers and its a recipe for a great book. Hope has never stopped loving Chase and its clear when she first comes to the King Ranch to help Chase with his special project, but she has something she’s never told him and that could be the one thing that ends up causing Chase to never trust her again. The worst part is that when he finds out the truth he begins to doubt her in other ways and almost causes him to lose her forever. When he doesn’t trust that what she thinks is happening at the ranch and who is betraying them it nearly costs him more than the woman he has loved for years. I enjoyed the way that he finds to make it up to her and remind her why they were so good together on their one time together in the past.

I give this book 4 caring kisses…

Happy Reading… Adri

Review: No Interest in Love by Cassie Mae

no-interest-in-love_maesassysynopsis4

When Jace Carver snags a minor part in his buddy’s zombie flick, he suddenly starts getting noticed all over the place. Even Hollywood megastar Carletta Ocean—known for her extensive “research” with her male co-stars—wants Jace for her new rom-com. The role could be a game-changer . . . if Jace nails the audition.

As Jace’s agent, Shaylene Kwak is all business, and isn’t about to let her favorite client blow this opportunity. Since their college years, Shay has been immune to Jace’s charm and rock-hard body. But long hours in close company have a way of wearing down even the best defenses, and when their platonic teasing turns into serious flirting, Jace and Shay are no longer able to resist what’s been right in front of them the entire time.

Shay knows Jace’s love-’em-and-leave-’em history with women. She’s not about to be just another notch in his belt. And it’s true, Jace has never wanted more than a one-night stand—until now. But at the end of the line, he’s got a choice: sleep with Carletta and seal the deal, or risk his career for a shot at true love with Shay.

 

sassybuylinks

Amazon : B&N : BaM : Google Play : iBooks : Kobo : Random House

 

sassyauthorinfo

Cassie Mae (who dons the name Becca Ann on occasion) is the author of a few hundred—okay, maybe not that many—books. Since writing her bestselling debut, Reasons I Fell for the Funny Fat Friend, she has published books with Random House, Swoon Romance, and Tulip Romance. She has a favorite of all her babies, but no, she won’t tell you what it is (mainly because it changes depending on the day). Along with writing, Cassie likes to binge-watch Teen Wolf and The Big Bang Theory. She can quote Harry Potter lines quick as a whip. And she likes kissing her hubby, but only if his facial hair is trimmed. She also likes
cheesecake to a very obsessive degree.
Website | Facebook | Twitter | GoodReads

sassyreview

I would like to first thank Netgalley and Random House Loveswept for providing us with a copy of this book so that we could bring you this review.

This book made me giggle most of the time, because if it could go wrong it did. There isn’t anything that these two go through during their trip that came out remotely correct. I will say that there was something about Jace that I loved, and something that I could relate with Shaylene with. My daughter is Dyslexic and so I could feel his frustration since my daughter has the same struggles. But I can also identify with Shaylene because she helps Jace with his struggles, and never makes him feel less. This trip also does teach them both that things change so quickly and that when you aren’t looking for love it finds you.

I give this book 4 comedic kisses…

Happy Reading… Adri

Review: Calling the Play by Samantha Kane

calling the playsassysynopsis4

Quarterback Tyler Oakes plays hard and parties even harder. That reckless lifestyle nearly derailed his career, and now the Birmingham Rebels are Ty’s last shot at football immortality. But staying out of trouble can take its toll—especially for a man with a taste for girls and guys. Because curvy, gorgeous Randi McInish is just the kind of trouble he’d like to get into.

A tough-as-nails undercover cop, Randi meets her match in Ty. After they get wrapped up together in a drug bust and a high-speed car chase, Randi’s eager to take the notorious bad boy for another wild ride. Turns out Ty already has something in mind. When he introduces her to the Rebels’ sexy new quarterback coach, things start heating up a little too fast for Randi.

Brian Mason coached Ty in college, and boy do they have history together. With Brian taking control on the field and in the bedroom, they were an unstoppable team. But Brian, blindsided by love, ran from his feelings for Ty. He won’t let Randi make the same mistake. Both men agree they need more than each other. They want a woman they can share. And when they make a pleasure play for Randi, all three are sure to score. Calling the Play is intended for mature audiences.

 

sassybuylinks

Amazon : B&N : ARe : Kobo : iBooks

 

sassyauthorinfo

Samantha Kane lives in North Carolina with her husband and three children, two boys and one girl. With a master’s degree in American history, she spent seven years as a high school history teacher before becoming a full-time writer and mom.
 
 

sassyreview

As always I want to thank Random House Loveswept and NetGalley for providing us with a copy of this book so that we could bring you this review.

Ok this is going to be a short and sweet review… cause not much can beat HOT!!! because this book is sizzling. The sexual tension between Ty, Brian and Randi are off the charts, two out of the three have a history together so that helps to up the tension between them, but it also brings the drama as well. The does he doesn’t he feeling brings your heart into wanting it to happen for these three. Samantha Kane has made me love this football team and the menage’s between them is so awesome. I can’t wait to see what she brings me next.

I give this book 4 sizzling kisses…

Happy Reading… Adri

Review: First Touch & Last Kiss by Laurlin Paige

first touch coverWhen Emily Wayborn goes home to visit her mom while on hiatus from her hit TV show, she receives a voicemail from her former best friend, Amber. Though the two were once notorious party girls, they haven’t spoken in years. Although the message might sound benign to anyone else, Amber uses a safe word that Emily recognizes, a word they always used to get out of sticky situations during their wild days. And what’s more chilling than the voicemail: it turns out that Amber has gone missing.

 Determined to track down her friend, Emily follows a chain of clues that lead her to the enigmatic billionaire Reeve Sallis, a hotelier known for his shady dealings and play boy reputation. Now, in order to find Amber, Emily must seduce Reeve to learn his secrets and discover the whereabouts of her friend. But as she finds herself more entangled with him, she finds she’s drawn to Reeve for more than just his connection to Amber, despite her growing fear that he may be the enemy. When she’s forced to choose where her loyalty lies, how will she decide between saving Amber and saving her heart?

 

last kiss fullWhen Emily Wayborn goes home to visit her mom while on hiatus from her hit TV show, she receives a voicemail from her former best friend, Amber. Though the two were once notorious party girls, they haven’t spoken in years. Although the message might sound benign to anyone else, Amber uses a safe word that Emily recognizes, a word they always used to get out of sticky situations during their wild days. And what’s more chilling than the voicemail: it turns out that Amber has gone missing.

 Now Emily is on the hunt to find out what happened to Amber, a hunt that leads her to sexy enigmatic billionaire Reeve Sallis, a hotelier known for his shady dealings and play boy reputation. Reeve might have had something to do with Amber’s disappearance, but Emily can’t help the way she reacts to him.

Time is running out and Emily must figure out who she can trust and if she can trust her feelings.

 

sassybuylinks

First Touch –  Amazon : B&N : Google Play : Indiebound : iBooks

Last Kiss –  Amazon : B&N : iBooks

 

sassyauthorinfo

(All information obtained from the authors website)

laurelinUSA Today and New York Times Bestselling Author Laurelin Paige is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead, or dreaming of Adam Levine. She’s also a proud member of Mensa International though she doesn’t do anything with the organization except use it as material for her bio. She is represented by Rebecca Friedman.

 

sassyreview

First and foremost I want to thank St. Martins Press and NetGalley for providing us with a copy of this book so that we could bring you this review.

Now I will have to admit that I was quite reluctant to start reading First Touch I wasn’t sure how the book would work with the kind of character Reeve was. But I am so happy to have gotten to read it, then to know that there was a second book and that book was about to come out was even more exciting. Especially when I got done with the first book and saw that it ended in a cliff hanger… So this is your warning this book ends in a cliffy… But I guess its time I should start the actual feelings I went through while reading this book. I will admit to having hated Reeve at first, he seems like such a self-centered egotistical asshole. But as you get to know him you come to realize he is just doing what he feels in needed to protect himself and his own heart. He’s been through a lot which we find out throughout both books. Then you have to take into consideration Emily and what she is after. What she feels that she needs to do to find and save her friend Amber. Their story takes many twists and turns and they go through a lot, but at the same time you find out how much they love each other and how that love gets tested multiple times a day.

I have to give both these book 5 suspenseful kisses…

Happy Reading… Adri

Review: Saving a Legend by Sarah Robinson

 

Title: Saving a Legend
Series: Kavanagh Legends #2  
Author: Sarah Robinson
Publisher: Loveswept
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance

Release
Date: June 14, 2016

 Blurb
Praised by Penelope Ward as “a unique story line with multiple layers to it,” Sarah Robinson’s Saving a Legend goes another round with the brooding Kavanagh brothers: MMA fighters who won’t call it quits in the ring, or in romance.His family’s gym has produced a roster of mixed martial arts legends, but so far Kieran Kavanagh hasn’t followed in their footsteps. After a brawl lands him in jail, Kieran is assigned to work at a center for at-risk youth. Though given a second chance, Kieran’s simply going through the motions—until he meets one very special kid, Shea Doherty, and falls hard for her very beautiful, very grown-up big sister, Fiona. The trouble is, Kieran’s best opening moves are getting him nowhere fast.Fiona Doherty has too many responsibilities to fool around, especially now that she has custody of Shea. Sure, she’d love to find a devoted partner. But she won’t jeopardize her sister’s happiness—or risk revealing her tortured past—on a love-’em-and-leave-’em type of guy like Kieran . . . so it’s up to him to prove her wrong. As Fiona spends more time with Kieran, she starts to see a softer side of the reckless warrior. Now she must admit that when it comes to the possibility of real love, well . . . there’s a fighting chance.

Purchase Links
AMAZON US / UK
Also Available
AMAZON US / UK
Author Bio

Sarah Robinson is the bestselling
author of the Kavanagh Legends series, The Photographer Trilogy, and the Sand
& Clay rock star series. A native of Washington, D.C., Robinson has both
her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminal psychology. She is married to a
local police officer who is just as much of an animal rescue enthusiast as she
is. Together, they own a zoo of rescue and foster animals.

Author Links
REVIEW:
As always my first and foremost thanks goes to Netgalley, Random House Loveswept, Give Me Book and Sarah Robinson for providing us with a copy of this book so that we could bring you this review.
Just when I thought I couldn’t love the Kavanagh family more we meet Kieran and get to spend time with him and his story. He’s been through a lot and mistakes that he made as a young man made a huge impact on his life and a big part of his future. I also have to say that I applaud Sarah Robinson for the way she wrote the Kavanagh’s family reaction to Fiona’s sister. Shea is an awesome character who I fell in love with from the second she is introduced to us. I will admit at times I think I loved Shea more than Fiona or Kieran. Though I will say that Sarah Robinson did have me crying like a baby in the middle of the rec center during my son’s graduation party. (yes I spent the party for the kids reading and crying and I have no regrets). This book such a wonderful job at pulling at the heart strings. The way Kieran loves Fiona, how he looks out for her and Shea is beautiful. Its also amazing the way that the who family treats them. They accept both of them into the family so easily. I don’t know what else to say about this book, because even thought it is sexy and has some very hot scenes this book is so much more than a romantic love story, its a family love story. Its about loving a person and the family that comes with them, regardless of whether that is a big loud family or a very special little sister.
I give this book 5 loving kisses… 
Happy Reading… Adri
My Review
Saving a Legend is the second book in the Kavanagh series. This one focus’s on the black sheep of the family, Kieran.
Having spent 2 years in jail he is now out and ready for a fresh start. He’s ready to start over, but is his family?
What I love about the Kavanagh’s is that they are real. Not everything  is a bed of roses, but they deal with it in the best way that they know how. Each of the boys have a very distinct personality but one thing remains constant, their love of family.
What I liked about Kieran is, he isn’t your typical bad boy. Yes he was in prison, yes he has an Irish temper, but he really wants to try to turn his life around. He reminds me of one of those people that doesn’t look for trouble, but somehow it always manages to find him. But he’s a lovable brute.
Fiona. Boy that girl has a lot on her plate. Raising her autistic 8 yr old sister  and managing her flower shop is no easy feat.  I really felt for her. She needed something good in her life, someone that could show her it’s ok to let go and think of yourself once in a while.
The character that stole the show for me was Shea. I LOVED her. As a mother of an autistic boy, I have to give props to Sarah. Autism is a spectrum, with many many defining characteristics and she did a phenomenal job with Shea. While each child is unique in their journey, I saw a lot of the similarities between Shea and my 5 yr old. The way she interacted with Kieran made my heart smile. Those children can have such a difficult time forming attachments to people, and to have it be him was just perfect.
Overall, the story was good. There were times I wasn’t a big fan of Fiona, but to be honest, that girl had a lot to deal with. And a lot of trust issues.  But she was perfect for Kieran. He needed someone like her, someone who could show him how to love and heal.
This book is about everything that a Kavanagh book should be about, love, family, faith, and second chances.
5 fighting Kavanagh kisses

Review: UNEXPECTED CIRCUMSTANCES by Shay Savage BOOK 2: THE SEDUCTION

UC banner

UNEXPECTED CIRCUMSTANCES by Shay Savage

BOOK 2: THE SEDUCTION

UC2 cover

 

SYNOPSIS

As Alexandra tries to conform to her new life, she soon discovers that betrayal lies inside the castle walls. When noblewomen plot against her, Alexandra ends up on the receiving end of Branford’s rage. Earning the trust of her wary husband will be no easy task for the young handmaid.

Branford may know his way around their bedchamber, but he’s finding himself ill-prepared to handle the duties of both prince and husband. His missteps bring down the wrath of the queen, and he will have to do everything in his power to atone for his transgressions. Branford must find a way to open his heart to his new wife if either of them has a chance of overcoming the treachery ahead.

 Add to Goodreads
 13307506_957611664352717_4871477370957077394_n

Excerpt:

“Please don’t get rid of me!” I finally cried out and then covered my mouth with my hand, horrified.

“Oh, Alexandra!” Branford shook his head.  “Why would you think such a thing?”

I had to look into his eyes because he sounded so sincere, and I needed to understand.

“Because I’m not good enough,” I said.  “I’m only a handmaid.  I don’t know how to be your wife.  I have no idea how to behave as the wife of a prince.”

“Alexandra,” he said, slowly drawing my name out.  “I’m not going to send you away.”

“You could,” I whispered, “or worse.”

“Alexandra,” Branford repeated, his voice nearly as quiet as my own.  “Have I given you any reason to think I would do such a thing?”

Sunniva’s words about assertiveness and being noble of heart came back to me.  Maybe he hadn’t said as much in my presence, but he hadn’t said anything to the contrary, either.

“You haven’t given me reason to think you would not.”

“Why would I cast you out?” Branford asked.

Did he want me to list all the reasons again, or was he looking for something else?  I was certain I had spent more time second-guessing myself in the last two days than I had in my entire life.

“You have…you could…there could be someone else you want to choose instead,” I whispered.

“What on earth are you talking about?”

I took a deep breath and decided if I didn’t say it now, I probably never would.

“I saw you…last night,” I said, hesitating a moment.  I took a deep breath.  “You were with that pretty woman from the court.”

I felt his chest muscles contract under the side of my face, and his arms gripped me tighter for a moment before he relaxed again.

“What do you mean, you saw me?”

“You were in the garden,” I said.  “While I was waiting for you, I went out to see what it looked like at night.  You were there…with that lady.”

“And?”

“You were talking…and I heard you say…”  I paused, both to try to remember his exact words as well as wonder what on earth I thought I was doing.  If my words were taken as an accusation—right or wrong—against my husband and prince, the consequences could be dire.  He owned me, and if he decided to either cast me out for the favor of a new wife or keep me to the side as he entertained himself with someone else, there would be nothing I could do about it.

“Say what, Alexandra?”

“That you would have to replace me.”

UC2 teaser 2

Book #3 PRE-ORDER LINKS ($0.99)!
Book #1 PURCHASE LINKS:
UC2 teaser
_______________________________________________________________________

shay savage
Shay Savage lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her family and a variety of household pets. She is an accomplished public speaker, and holds the rank of Distinguished Toastmaster from Toastmasters International. When not writing, she enjoys science fiction movies, masquerading as a zombie, is a HUGE Star Wars fan, and member of the 501st Legion of Stormtroopers. When the geek fun runs out, she also loves soccer in any and all forms – especially the Columbus Crew, Arsenal and Bayern Munich. Savage holds a degree in psychology, and she brings a lot of that knowledge into the characters within her stories.

Stalk Shay Here: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads

REVIEW:

As always I want to thank Shay Savage and Lit Slave for providing us with a copy of this book so that we could bring you this review.

My heart hurts for Alexandra during this book. She is put through such a betrayal due to her naivete. And the way that Branford treats her makes me want to throttle him. I love the way that the queen reacts and how she makes him take time to get to know his wife, the way he should’ve gotten to know her before. Its also nice to see that he does a few things to make up for his horrid reactions. I like to know that they are getting closer, but still not close enough. 

I give this book 5 disarming kisses…

Happy Reading… Adri

 

My Review

This series gets better and better. This installment is better than the first.

The dynamic between our Lord and his new Lady seems to be changing, thanks in part to two very vindictive cousins. We also delve deeper in to what makes Branford so mistrusting of others and why Alexandra doesn’t see her worth. It so heartbreaking, yet very powerful. I’m loving the Queen. She is a no nonsense lady and is such a contrast to Alexandra. With these two it’s like a delicate dance. Branford knows he has to change his ways and make his new bride feel loved, and Alexandra isn’t sure how to navigate this world in her new role. Even though it was short, there is a lot of character development packed between the pages. Can’t wait until The Consummation!

5 swoon worthy kisses

 

Review: Falling Hard & Falling Free by Tina Wainscott

Falling-Hard_Wainscott-768x1024
There’s no one Pax Sullivan wants to run into less than Gemma Thornton. Back in high school, she revved his heart more than street racing. But she picked his clean-cut brother over him—only to accuse Blake of an unforgivable crime. Eventually the charges were dropped and Gemma left town, but the hard feelings lingered . . . along with Pax’s gnawing “what-ifs.” Seven years later, just as he quits the police force to open a racetrack, Gemma’s back—and their chemistry is more combustible than ever.

If it were up to her, Gemma would never lay eyes on another Sullivan. She hates them, and they hate her—even Pax, who just so happens to be fixing up her father’s B&B. But the more time she spends with the lean, hard-bodied ex-cop at the inn and on the track, the more Gemma sees that Pax is nothing like his brother. Despite their anguished history, she’s tempted to take their relationship into high gear . . . if she can face the past and risk her heart.

 

 

 
Falling-Free_Wainscott-674x1024~Contemporary Romance~

The Third Book in the Falling Trilogy

Rocky beaches, shaky pasts, and second chances …

The bestselling author of Falling Hard (“An addicting read!”—Jen McLaughlin) returns to the racing hotspot of Chambliss, Florida, where the only thing faster than the cars on the track is the surge of chemistry in the stands.

Ever since she was a teenager, Grace Parnell has had one ambition: to prove her father’s innocence and overturn his prison sentence. That drive led her to become a tough, compassionate lawyer—until the case hits a dead end. Now Grace is adrift, with no idea how to rebuild her life. It’s certainly not the time to fall in love. But from the moment she meets Artemis Tanner, their instant connection is undeniable.

A motorsport pioneer, Tanner has come to this little coastal town for the racetrack—but he’s staying for Grace. Even though the standoffish attorney seems determined to stay out of reach, Tanner doesn’t need a law degree to tell that their attraction is very, very mutual. As her visits to the track become more frequent, and as Tanner learns more about Grace’s trouble family, he starts to pry open the tiny cracks in her controlled demeanor. Hidden beneath, there’s an incredible passion waiting to be set free.

 

sassybuylinks

Falling Hard – Amazon : B&N : KoboiBooks

Falling Free – Amazon : B&N : Kobo

 

sassyauthorinfo
Tina WainscottI’ve always loved the combination of suspenseful chills and romantic thrills. As of January 2014, I will have published fifteen romantic suspense novels, four romances for Harlequin, as well as ten paranormal romances as Jaime Rush. It was great fun to pull my out-of-print books from the shadows and re-issue them as e-books. But I also felt the itch to write romantic suspense again, and revive my Tina Wainscott name with new fiction. Losing my nephew, a Marine, in the war made me realize that our military men are really the perfect heroes. Not only during the war but afterward as they try to stitch their lives and souls together once they’re home. And so was born The Justiss Alliance, an agency where these men can find purpose, honor, and love outside the war zone.

As for hobbies and interests, besides the many aspects of writing (which consumes much of my time), I love being with friends and family, whom I cherish. I read (There’s a book or magazine on every flat surface in my house) and listen to spiritual books. I love swimming, kayaking, boating, autocrossing, and being in nature.

My beliefs are God, a positive attitude, living life to the fullest, doing unselfish things on a regular basis, small indulgences, believing in yourself, appreciating what you have, and no regrets.

May you find joy and hope in the books that you read!

   

(all information gathered from Tina Wainscott’s website)
 

sassyreview

My thank you like always goes to NetGalley and Random House Loveswept first for providing us with a copy of this book so that we could bring you this review.

When I first saw the synopsis for Falling Hard I wondered how Pax was going to fall for the woman who accused his brother of something so vial as rape. How is someone able to forgive that kind of accusation but as I read the book I came to see that Pax already loved her first. He’d seen her first and should have gotten the chance to claim her as his before his brother moved in and claimed her. Then as you read it more you find out what his brother really did to Gemma and you want to go through the book and kick his brothers ass. Gemma is a strong woman to go back to that place and all those horrid memories. Yes she does it for her father, but it couldn’t have been easy for her. And then to run into the man who she should’ve been with in the first place. The man who really claimed her heart at a race years before. Its a beautiful story of two star crossed lovers who finally get to be together.

Falling Free was such a sad story to begin with. To know that Grace has spent her whole adult life trying to prove her fathers innocence only to find out it was all for not… Its no wonder she goes through a bit of an identity crisis, but its awesome how Tanner helps her see that things aren’t as bad as it all seems. He is a character that comes from out of no where really and captures our hearts. He does show her that things can be different and stay the same all at the same time. I loved Tanners attitude and character in general, he and Grace make a wonderful couple.

I give these two book 5 fast kisses…

Happy Reading… Adri

Review: Morrison & Jagger by Chelsea Camaron & MJ Fields

morrisonFor Morrison Caldwell, life is a game of chance. A high roller with a legendary poker face, he’s the wild card of the family, always chasing the next thrill and never staying put for long. The one place that always lures him back is Las Vegas, with its hot tables and even hotter women. He’s perfectly content to live his life as a series of one-night stands. But when a parking lot confrontation with a cocktail waitress takes a naughty turn, she leaves Morrison aching for another round.

After a long losing streak in Sin City, Hailey Poe is ready to get lucky. A steamy tryst with a cocky, mysterious stranger is the kind of no-strings encounter she’s been craving . . . until Morrison Caldwell asks for more than she’s willing to offer. But when Hailey’s controlling, soon-to-be ex-husband tries to take her daughter away, she can’t afford to turn down a helping hand. In this winner-takes-all game, Morrison is gambling with Hailey’s life—and her heart.

 

jaggerJagger Caldwell is no one’s hero. With a reputation busting heads and breaking hearts on the underground MMA circuit, he lives for easy cash and easier women. But when he stumbles upon an all-too-familiar scene, painful memories awaken Jagger’s sensitive side and compel him to act. As a kid, he stood by helplessly as his old man beat his mom. Now, Jagger won’t let seventeen-year-old Tatiana Rand suffer the same fate. Nothing matters except saving her.

Tatiana is a prisoner in her own home, at the mercy of her violent father—until an unlikely savior bursts through her door and into her life. Six-feet-plus of tattooed muscle and raw power, Jagger is no prince charming—but Tatiana stopped believing in fairy tales long ago. Despite their differences in age and, well, everything else, the sexy bad boy sparks a fire that Tatiana never knew she had—and desires that only Jagger can quench.

 

 

sassybuylinks

Morrison: Amazon : B&N : Kobo : iBooks

Jagger: Amazon : B&N : Kobo : iBooks

sassyreview

As always a big thank you to Random House Loveswept and Netgalley for providing us with a copy of these books so that we could bring you this review.

So I read these books one right after the other so and they go together so nicely that I thought I should write one review for both books. Let me start with how I felt about Hailey and her story. The situation she finds herself in is so heart wrenching, so be in a position where she doesn’t see a way out and wanting to get out to save her little girl from a similar fate. It is also such a great way to show that a mom is willing to go through hell for her child. Morrison is so smitten from day one is really fun, because he was always such a transient man not wanting to settle down until he has a quick encounter with Hailey. That is all it takes to change the man. I think its so cute also how he gets attached to Hailey’s little girl.

Now for Jagger and Tatiana, Jagger’s need to fight and his history as an underground fighter is something that scares Tatiana. Especially since she has had to deal with such a violent father. But Jagger shows her how gentle and how much he wants to make things better for her. The fact that she is still underage for a few more days helps him keep his hands and urges to himself. But that doesn’t mean that the sexual tension isn’t amped up because it is hot. Things happen that I don’t want to give away, but it changes Tatiana’s life and relationship with Jagger, but in a good way.

I really enjoyed both these books and wish I would have gotten a chance to read Hendrix book as well, because I think I would’ve liked that one just as much.

I give both these books 5 legendary kisses…

Happy Reading… Adri