Review: Going All In by Amy Manemann

 

Bright lights, big city…

Tucker Williams always dreamed of being a big city lawyer and he’s made that dream a reality in Atlanta. When he’s called back to his hometown of Saddle Creek, TN, after his father suffers a mild stroke, the self-proclaimed workaholic only plans to stay as long as his momma needs him. But a chance encounter with his former high-school sweetheart shakes up his carefully laid plans.

Small town, comfortable life…

Family has always been important to Hadley James, and she’s never regretted staying in Saddle Creek after graduation, even though it broke her heart to say goodbye to Tucker. Having her family—especially her three sisters—around has helped her turn her soap-making business downtown into a huge success. She hasn’t had time for romance, focusing solely on her family and her store, yet when Tucker arrives back in town, he stirs up old feelings Hadley thought were long dead.

Home is where the heart is…

A trip down memory lane has Tucker rethinking his past choices and wondering if there’s more to life than case files and bachelorhood. When Hadley admits she’s kept her heart closed off all these years because Tucker is the only man she’s ever loved, Tucker must decide if his future is

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About the author

Amy Manemann is an International Best Selling Author. She writes sexy and intriguing romantic suspense, young adult paranormal romance, contemporary romance (NEW), and dabbles in children’s books. She resides in her hometown along the Mississippi river with her husband and their two children. When she isn’t plotting her next book, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and diving into a good book.

Amy is also a site administrator for the World Literary Café, an online literary community for authors and readers. www.worldliterarycafe.com.

You can connect with Amy at www.amymanemann.blogspot.com.

I want to thank Amy Manemann and her PA Brenda Kness for providing me with this book so that I could bring you this review.

When I read the premise to this book I knew it would be a really sweet read. And honestly sometimes that is exactly the kind of book you need to read. I absolutely enjoyed this book. I wasn’t wrong or disappointed in this sweet book. Now I don’t know if you all know how much I enjoy second chance love stories or that every once in a while I like to have a break from all the drama I usually tend to read. This was just the kind of book you want to sit and read on a cold winter night while curled up in the coach with a blanket. To have two characters who have let life take them in different directions and worry about other things going on their lives, find themselves again is awesome. I hope you all take the time to read this book and just sit to enjoy it as much as I did.

I gave this book 4 kisses.

Happy Reading… Adri

REVIEW: Rules of Engagement by Lily White

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Rule No. 1: Do not enter the game unless you intend to finish. Once accepted, there is no escape.

This is a love story, one that comes with rules, expectations, and dark shadows. One where the man who challenges me the most is cloaked in deception. I had no choice but to accept the terms, nowhere to run once the clock started ticking.

Donovan Stone was a man few people dared to cross.

He was dark.

He was dominating.

He was so silent that you had to watch him closely to begin to know what he was thinking.

He was my boss, and the man I should have run from the minute I walked into his corporate office.

Like any bad decision, it took time for me to see the truth about the game I’d entered, for me to understand that it wasn’t the stalker in the shadows I should fear, but the man who pulled the strings.

I had no choice.

At least, that’s the lie I told myself to forgive my foolish actions.

And while running as fast as I could through twisted mazes and deceitful games, I understood that the Rules of Engagement were now my life.

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I think I’m loving this romantic suspense side to Lily just as much as I love her dark. Rules of Engagement is full of twists and turns and just as you think you know all the rules…the game changes. This is a bit of a different book than we are used to from Lily in the fact that it isn’t dark, it flirts with dark, but this book is all suspense.  I think what I liked most about this book, aside from it being a romantic suspense, was watching these characters grow. You can sense that there is so much more to both of them than they reveal and Lily does not disappoint. I wanted to dislike Donovan but I cpouldn’t. His games with Mia, while frustrating, had me chuckling more times than they should have. And Mia. The little wallflower. That girl has more of a spine than she lets on. She just needs pushed in the right direction. And Donovan sure can push her buttons.

 This book is a must read for lovers of romantic suspense, and I really hope to see more of this genre from Lily. She knocks it out of the park

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Lily White is a dark writer who likes to dabble on the taboo side of eroticism. She is most known for her Masters Series (Her Master’s Courtesan and Her Master’s Teacher), Target This, Hard Roads, and Asylum. She’s co-authored Serial (a four part serial series). When she isn’t writing as Lily White you can find other books by her under M.S. Willis where she has penned the Control Series, the Estate Series, Because of Ellison (contemporary romance), and Standard Romance Story (Romance Comedy). Lily enjoys stretching her writing muscles by continuing to challenge herself with each book she publishes.

In addition to writing, Lily is an avid reader, gummy bear slayer, and a gold medalist in puppy naps.

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Review: To the Duke with Love by Amelia Grey

The next lush, romantic novel in the Regency romance series, The Rakes of St. James, from New York Times bestselling author Amelia Grey!

There may be times when a gentleman is desperate to gain a lady’s attention, but a gentleman would never resort to desperate measures to obtain it.
A Proper Gentleman’s Guide to Wooing the Perfect Lady

Sloane Knox, the Duke of Hawksthorn is guardian for his sweet, younger sister. Due to his misguided past as one of the infamous Rakes of St James, Hawk is hoping to avoid the Season by securing a match for her before it begins. He has the perfect gentleman in mind, but for one infuriating—and unexpectedly intoxicating—obstacle: the intended groom’s own sister, Miss Loretta Quick.

Having narrowly avoided her own arranged marriage to an unacceptable nobleman, Loretta is determined that her dear brother—a gentle, good-natured soul—should marry for love. Matching wits with Hawk may be her greatest challenge yet. . .until she realizes it may also be her greatest pleasure. For the young duke’s irresistible charm has not only begun to crumble her stubborn resolve, it has claimed her heart in true love as well in To the Duke, With Love.

This one was like 2 love stories in one book. Though Hawk was looking for a marriage match for his sister he ends up finding one for himself as well as saving Loretta from the lifetime of loneliness that awaits her. I don’t know what it is about these St. James Rakes, whether its the book that caused them to become the Rakes of St. James or how each of the Rakes themselves are is a mystery to me. But I look forward to find out what happens with the last one of the Rakes.

Review: Deal Breaker by Tara Leigh

Stocks and bonds aren’t the only commodities being traded on Wall Street. Money, power, prestige, sex–they’re all available to the highest bidder in Deal Breaker by Tara Leigh.

Nixie Rowland is having a bad day. Rushing home to drown her sorrows in ice cream and reality television, she decides to take a shortcut to the subway where things take a turn for the worst. But Nixie’s bad luck doesn’t end there—the white knight who comes to her rescue is none other than the Dark Knight of Wall Street, a cocky Manhattan mogul whose ego barely fits inside his penthouse. To her horror, Nixie discovers the sizzling attraction between them is off the charts, and rising fast. Spending the night in his bed does nothing to lower the heat… And everything to set her heart on fire.

Nash Knight doesn’t have room in his life, or his heart, for anything beyond one-night stands or casual flings. And he certainly doesn’t make a habit of rescuing damsels in distress. Except that this particular damsel slips beneath his armor, the vulnerability she covers with a false show of bravado hitting him somewhere deep. Nixie is everything he never wanted… And exactly what he needs.

With Nixie on the run from a controlling ex, and Nash trying to salvage a business deal at risk because his conquests in the bedroom are overshadowing his wins in the boardroom, there’s one simple solution for them both: a marriage in name only. But when lust becomes love, will their untamed emotions be a deal breaker?



There were a number of elements in this book that hit me deeply. Weather is was due to the fact that they are in New York and the book starts at a significant location. Or the fact that they are trying to honor those they loved and lost. Nixie isn't who we all think she is. She isn't needing to get money, she is actually in hiding. She doesn't want to be found. The things that she is hiding are only able to be fixed by getting married. Nash is willing to help. He just doesn't plan on the falling in love with her part. I adored this book.

REVIEW: Finally More by Rachel De Lune

Book: Finally More
Author: Rachel De Lune
Genre: Contemporary RomanceRelease Date: 8th January 2018

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Synopsis

Love can be found in the strangest of places.

Natasha Devlin, the Mistress that rules the playrooms at Solace, and the men or women she dominates, doesn’t need love or relationships outside the walls of her fortress. She’d witnessed her fellow Doms fall in love. That wasn’t her scene.
Aiden Morgan has two priorities in his life. Dedicating his time to visiting at the Alzheimer’s home that cares for his Grandad, and to his one other love, painting. But things change when he meets a stunningly beautiful older woman.

For the first time in years, a simple friendship excites Natasha. It’s new and fresh and free from the responsibilities that have bound her life. Of course, the sizzling chemistry between her and Aiden helps. Introducing Aiden to the BDSM world she lives in would be a risk, but one she can’t pass up.

I was so excited to see Natasha have her story told. She’s quite the commanding presence and I’ve been intrigued with her for a while. I’ve always been curious about female Dommes. Having someone submit total control to you has got to be the most exhilarating experience….if you’re in to that sort of thing.  The one thing I always feared when reading a book with a female Domme was a beta male. Obviously a full blown alpha wouldn’t work, but, especially for Natasha, there has to be a balance. And I think Aiden exhibited that to perfection. But this story is so much more than the BDSM aspect of this couple. For Natasha, she has to learn to deal with her mother having Alzheimer’s, a disease totally out of her control. This is one area that she is helpless, completely at the mercy of this cruel mistress that is slowly stealing her mother from her. It is at this point in her life that she meets Aiden. He too is dealing with this cruel monster, but with his grandfather. The bond they form is one that only strengthens with time and it is inevitable that the attraction between them comes to a head. These two push and pull. Where one is strong, the other is vulnerable. Where one is insecure, the other hasn’t a care in the world. It is here that they learn to navigate the feelings that have for each other, and it is here that I loved both of them even more. For Natasha it is a learning curve that puts her in unfamiliar territory, for Aiden it’s learning where the boundaries are and finding his place in her world.
Finally More is by far, my favorite of the series, not only for the bdsm….but for the “more” that adds that something special to it.

Meet The Author 

Rachel De Lune writes emotionally driven erotic romance. She began scribbling her stories in the pages of a notebook several years ago. Today she’s still scribbling stories of dominance and submission and creating Happily Ever Afters.

Rachel lives in the South West of England and daydreams about shoes, lingerie and chocolate, in-between being a mum and a wife. She would love to give up her day job to devote more time to her scribbles.  For every woman who’s ever desired more. www.racheldelune.com

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Review: Fake Wife by Stacey Lynn


This marriage is strictly business . . . until the temptation gets way too real.

Corbin: I loved my grandma, but I don’t need her money. All I care about is keeping the house—the only place that’s ever felt like home. That, and screwing over my dad, who wants to turn the property into a mall. There’s only one catch: To receive my inheritance, I have to get married within six months. Me, the guy who’s never dated a girl for more than six minutes. Now I need to find a woman I can trust. So when I’m rear-ended by a Prius, I figure it’s a sign that I’m supposed to meet gorgeous, down-to-earth Teagan Monroe.

Teagan: First I lose my job. Then I come home and find out—in the most graphic way possible . . . yeah, that way—that my boyfriend is a cheating jerk. And then I speed off and nearly kill Portland’s sexiest bachelor. Corbin Lane should be pissed. Instead, he offers me more money than I’ve ever seen in my life to marry him and live together in a mansion for two years. No sex. No feelings. Just cash—enough to make all my dreams come true. Then we go and break all our rules . . . and I realize I’m falling in love with my fake fiancé.

Teagan can’t have a worse day if she was trying, but in one of those moments of the day she has an accident that will be the change of her life. But though Corbin offers her a deal of a lifetime one thing that neither of them ever count on is how this offer effects them both. Though Corbin’s father is the worst kind of person and all Corbin wants to do is keep the home that his grandmother out of his hands. Loved the fact that this ended up being the way that they find love.

REVIEW: Three Blind Dates by Meghan Quinn

 

 

 

 

“Good Morning Malibu, it’s another beautiful day on the west coast! I’m Noely Clark, your host: and I’m in the market for love…”

When the publicity team of the new local restaurant, Going in Blind, began their search for a hot, local celebrity to promote the wildly popular eatery, they couldn’t have found a better person than me.

Outgoing? Check.
Single? Check.
Open to finding love? Check.

I signed up immediately.

A hopeless romantic with an exceedingly demanding schedule, I’ve found it impossible to find the man of my dreams—so Going in Blind seems too good to be true! That’s until they start setting me up on dates—three very different, very attractive, very distinct blind dates—and only one thing is for certain . . .

I’m in big trouble.

Good Morning Malibu,
I’m Noely Clark, and I have a choice to make.
The question is who will I choose; the suit, the rebel, or the jock

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I didn’t realize how close I was to the restaurant because I’m ten minutes early. Does that make me seem desperate? No, I chastise myself. It shows that I respect the other person’s time . . . right?

God, dating is the worst. There are so many unspoken rules you have to follow to not look desperate, or to not look like a psycho, or a creep, or horny, or—

“Can I help you, miss?”

Straightening up, I turn toward the hostess stand, which is a beautifully carved piece of wood. Standing behind it is an exotic, tall woman with long black hair, stunning grey eyes, and a massive engagement ring on her hand. Please tell me she got that rock from dating someone in this program.

Don’t get me wrong. It’s not that happiness for my life is dependent on getting married, but to see a success story in the flesh—particularly for me—would be encouraging.

“Hi, yes, I’m Noely Clark. I have a date at seven tonight with”—I lean forward, feeling silly and whisper—“with WindsorKnot.”

Her smile is kind and reassuring, making me feel a little calmer. “Yes, Miss Clark, I have you here for seven. You’re date hasn’t arrived yet, so can I show you to the bar for a drink while you wait?”

“That would be lovely, thank you.”

With my clutch tucked under my arm, I follow tall, dark, and beautiful to the bar where a very handsome Asian man is standing with a towel draped over his shoulder and a bright grin on his face. He’s wearing a button-up shirt with rolled sleeves, a brown vest covering his chest, which totally channels his inner Justin Timberlake.

“Danny, this is Miss Clark. She has a reservation at seven. Would you be so kind to make her whatever drink she would like?”

“Of course.” He winks at the hostess who presses her warm hand on my arm.

“Enjoy, Miss Clark. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. My name is Veronica, this is Danny, and we will be happy to serve you in any way.” With a parting grin, she moves back to her hostess spot.

Well, she’s nice.

“Miss Clark, please take a seat. What would you like?”

My tight, formfitting red dress makes my hop onto the bar stool a difficult task, but with a pleading prayer to the dress gods and a swift jump, I situate myself, only breaking a minor sweat.

I let out a sigh of relief and place my hands on the bar in front of me, scanning the glitzy bottles of “muscle relaxant.” “Hmm . . . how about a Moscow Mule?”

“Coming right up.” He gets to work and I watch as he magically floats around the bar, pulling the ingredients. “We recently bought new copper mugs, and I’ve been dying to use them.”

“Yeah? Am I the first?”

Winking, he says, “You are.”

If I didn’t know any better, I would say Danny is a bit of a flirt. Either that or he’s super friendly. Or simply made to be a bartender.

From beneath the bar, Danny pulls out a shiny, hammered-copper mug, and I’m instantly taken by the design. So sleek, just like its surroundings. The restaurant, with its white exposed brick, natural wood features, electric colors, and stone tabletops, is sexy, yet inviting. The friendly waitstaff is an absolute bonus. Every table is cornered off in its own spot, never getting too close to the other tables around it, and the mood lighting is on point with dim Edison bulb lights hanging from the ceiling and tabletop candles. I’m feeling the mood.

Despite the welcoming atmosphere, I can’t help but feel nervous, even after my brief exchange with WindsorKnot. There’s something to say about a blind date: the anticipation, the unknown, the knowledge that you’re having dinner with someone to possibly form a romantic relationship. It’s intimidating, but exhilarating all at the same time.

Could this be the last time I ever go on a first date? Will he like me? Will he want to get to know me?

Butterflies float around in my stomach and my cheeks heat as Danny places a napkin in front of me, topped by my drink with a lime slice on the side.

“Here you go, Miss Clark. Please enjoy.”

I smile politely. “Thank you.” When I take a sip, I’m instantly assaulted by the ginger-lime combination. Perfect. “This is fantastic.”

“Good.” Danny winks again and like an old-time bartender, starts drying a tumbler with the towel hanging over his shoulder. Eyeing me for a second, he asks, “A little nervous?”

After taking a sip from my drink, I lick my lips and nod. “Just a little.” I scrunch my nose, squinting ever so slightly. “Is it obvious?”

“Nah, you look pretty chill compared to a lot of blind daters I see come through the door.”

“Oh, I’m sure you see a lot of different reactions to these dates.” I lean forward, the cold wood of the bar cooling my sweaty hands, and whisper, “Any good stories you can tell me?”

Danny chuckles quietly and leans forward himself, taking a look from side to side before answering. “Plenty, but looks like your date just arrived.”

My date just arrived?

The temperature in the room seems to go up a thousand degrees as my body seizes and my shoulders tense. “Oh God, can you see him? Is he hot? What does he look like? Should I turn around? No, I shouldn’t, he would know I was checking him out.” Whispering a little louder, I ask again, “Just tell me, is he cute?”

Danny’s eyes scan over my head and his smile stretches across his face. “That’s for you to judge, not me.” Damn you, Danny.

Oh Christ, I’m not ready.

That’s right, I’m not freaking ready for this.

I get it, I know I said I was ready, that I wanted to do this, that I was all-in, that I wanted to find my soul mate, but now that I’m here, seconds from meeting “the one,” I’m pretty sure I’m going to throw up. Yep, I’m going to throw up. I can feel it rising.

Oh God, I’m going to retch all over him, right on his shoes. I know it. It’s bound to happen.

“Relax, you’re going to have fun,” Danny whispers before he turns to the bottles behind him.

As if the light hairs on my arm can sense it, they stand at attention as the sound of faint footsteps come closer.

Click, click, click. The cement floor leaves zero room for sneaking up on anyone.

Don’t throw up, don’t throw up. Think compliments, think pleasantries, think—

“Hello.”

Smooth molasses drips over my shoulders as the most velvet of voices I’ve ever heard echoes behind me, pulling me away from the death grip on my copper mug and turning me in my seat to face one of the most handsome and polished men I’ve ever seen.

 

 

 

 

My Review

 

Having been one of the only people on the planet to have never seen You’ve Got Mail, I have to say that after reading this book, I seriously need to watch this damn movie. This book is the perfect read if you need something fun and flirty, but with a little bit of sexy and a lot of heart. Noely will have you cracking up and you really feel for the poor girl. I mean, dating three different super sexy men in a quest to find Mr Right? Poor thing!! Seriously though, each one would be perfect for her….at different times in her life. And you will fall for each one of these guys, just like she does. I had my favorite as I’m sure you will, but going along for the ride with Noely is an experience. I really liked her. She’s a girl’s girl. She can talk makeup and girly stuff one minute and hit you with hockey stats the next. She’s no prissy little princess, she’s all sass and heart. And please, please, please, can we get more Dylan? OMG I LOVED her!!!

As far as Noely’s guys? Well, you’ll have to read the book to see who she picked. All I’ll say is he’s perfect for her.

 

Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.

Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!

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REVIEW: The Spring Girls by Anna Todd

 

The Spring Girls by Anna Todd
A coming of age, new adult romance.
Release Date: January 2nd, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

 

 

 

Four sisters desperately seeking the blueprints to life—the modern-day retelling of Louise May Alcott’s Little Women like only Anna Todd (After, Imagines) could do.

The Spring Girls—Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy—are a force of nature on the New Orleans military base where they live. As different as they are, with their father on tour in Iraq and their mother hiding something, their fears are very much the same. Struggling to build lives they can be proud of and that will lift them out of their humble station in life, one year will determine all that their futures can become.

The oldest, Meg, will be an officer’s wife and enter military society like so many of the women she admires. If her passion—and her reputation—don’t derail her.

Beth, the workhorse of the family, is afraid to leave the house, is afraid she’ll never figure out who she really is.

Jo just wants out. Wishing she could skip to graduation, she dreams of a life in New York City and a career in journalism where she can impact the world. Nothing can stop her—not even love.

And Amy, the youngest, is watching all her sisters, learning from how they handle themselves. For better or worse.

With plenty of sass, romance, and drama, The Spring Girls revisits Louisa May Alcott’s classic Little Women, and brings its themes of love, war, class, adolescence, and family into the language of the twenty-first century.

 


Meet the Springs

Christmas won’t be Christmas without any presents,”

Jo declared from her spot on the rug.

She sat at the feet of her oldest sister, Meg. Jo’s long brown

hair was unruly, as it always was. She was my strong girl. She

was the only one of my girls who didn’t hog the bathroom. Her

delicate fingers, the black polish on their nails chipped, picked

at the frayed edges of the Afghan rug under her folded legs.

The hand-woven black-and-red textile had once been bright and

beautiful, and I remembered when my husband had sent it to

our house back in Texas from his former post in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

In my head, Denise’s scratchy voice reminds me to use

proper military lingo: my husband’s FOB in Kandahar. The biggest

forward operating base in Afghanistan, she would also necessarily

add. Denise was always on my case. Come to think of

it, she even had comments about the rug when I got it. She said

he could have sent it to the base and paid no fee.

None of that mattered to my girls. From the moment it arrived,

they loved that rug as much as I did. When I ripped open

the package from their dad, who had been living across the

world for the past eight months, the girls—particularly Jo—

were excited to own such a beautiful, culture-filled treasure

from the other side of the world. Meg loved that we now had

a lavish handcrafted object in our simple home. She was my

most materialistic daughter, but I always knew that if I tried

to teach her right, she would use her love of shiny things to do

something magical and worthwhile with her life. Amy was too

young to really care about the rug, and of course Beth knew

it was coming because her daddy knew that she was the only

Spring Girl who could be trusted to keep the secret. Plus, on

a more practical level, since Beth was basically homeschooled,

Frank knew she could watch out for it. Later, he explained to

me that he wanted to mail the package straight home so that

we could be treated with the rug as a surprise on our doorstep,

rather than as a pickup chore on the base. I’m not sure if I told

Denise that she would understand.

Of late, our beautiful rug wasn’t as beautiful anymore.

Dirty shoes and heavy bodies had worn it down, and the colors

blended into a mud brown that I tried my best to clean, but the

color just wouldn’t come back.

We loved it not one bit less.

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My Review

Growing up being one of 3 sisters, and having 5 of my own children, the craziness and diversity of personalities of each one of the sisters made me feel like I was reading snippets of my own life, and those of my own children. The wannabe, the rebel, the homemaker, the baby….sounds a bit like the Breakfast Club doesn’t it?

The story is set in present day on an army base. Anna Todd gives us a real life look at what life on a bast looks like. Deployments, navigating the social circles, raising four daughters….not an easy life. But it’s one that the Spring Girls seem to handle in their own unique ways.

The sister I was drawn to was Jo. Her free spirit entranced me. She doesn’t care about the opinions of others and marches to the beat of her own drum. She has lofty dreams and is determined to do whatever it takes to obtain her goal.

Amy, for me was the most frustrating. She is a typical 12 year old. Nosy, always trying to act older than she really is, sneaky…which I can relate having 2 younger sisters. At times, I didn’t quite get where she was coming from, but then again, she’s 12. They are impetuous, and quite selfish at that age.

Meg, I pitied her at times. Always wanting more than she had, when I just wanted her to embrace what she DID have and be happy. Happiness was always fleeting with her as she is always trying to reach for another goal.

Beth was the quiet one. The one most content to be at home, being domesticated, and not really interested in having much of a social life outside the home. I don’t think their mother could have made it without her.

My only wish is that we could have seen just a bit in to the future to see how the Spring Girls fared a little later in life.

Having never read Anna Todd before, I know, I’ve been living under a rock, I can honestly say that this book and her writing style has me curious for her other works as well.

I give The Spring Girls 4 stars

Meet Anna Todd:

Anna Todd is the New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of the After series. Hailed by Cosmopolitan as “the biggest literary phenomenon of her generation,” Anna began her literary career on the social storytelling platform Wattpad. Serialized on Wattpad in 2013, After has over 1.5 billion reads on the site. The print edition, published in 2014 by Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, has over 15 million copies in circulation, has been published in over 30 languages and is a #1 bestseller in Italy, Germany, France and Spain.

A native of Ohio, Anna was a voracious reader all her life, citing Pride & Prejudice, Wuthering Heights and Fifty Shades of Grey as some of her favorites. In 2012, after discovering the world of fanfiction for fandoms like Twilight, The Vampire Diaries, The Mortal Instruments, Anna began writing as a way of continuing the stories she so loved from fanfiction community.

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Review: The Bosses & The Stepbrothers by Calista Fox

What happens when you have TWO hot bosses”

and they both want you?

Bayli Styles leaves California wine country behind for the bright lights of New York City, in search of fame and fortune. However, fame and fortune are a little further out of reach than she had hoped, so to supplement her meager modeling income, she seeks a hostess position at Manhattan’s hottest new venue, owned by billionaires Rory St. James and Christian Davila. Bayli gets much more than she bargained for when both devastatingly handsome and magnetic men make her blood sizzles and offer her the guiltiest of all pleasures”themselves.

Bayli is the perfect solution to the two problems currently plaguing entrepreneurs Rory and Christian, professionally and sexually. She’d make the ultimate “face” for their current joint venture, but both men are thinking beyond business and waste no time seducing Bayli into their brand of double pleasure. In the end, the threesome will put it all on the line”their bodies, their hearts, their souls”either destined for failure, or for the redefinition of true love.

 

Scarlet Drake is an insurance fraud investigator hot on the heels of the thief who stole a multimillion-dollar art collection from tycoon Michael Vandenberg’s Hamptons estate. Unfortunately, the sexy Wolf of Wall Street is also her prime suspect—along with his equally mouthwatering step-brother, Montana rancher Sam Reed. Scarlet quickly finds herself tangled up in the two devilishly handsome men, and ensnared in a web of family lies.

Michael is used to getting what he wants—and he wants Scarlet in his bed. Sam had no intention of getting emotionally or romantically involved with a woman again, but he can’t deny the sizzling chemistry with Scarlet. And when the three of them cave to one sinfully delicious night of sheer decadence, their sexy ménage becomes a fiery affair of the heart. But they don’t stand a chance at a happily ever after unless all of the absolute truths are finally revealed…

 

As always I want to thank Netgalley and St. Martin’s Press for providing us with a copy of these books so that we could bring you this review.

I have another favorite author who I would fill my menage fantasies. Yes I love Calista and how well she writes her love triangles. One of the other things that I so enjoy with these books is that they still have a little bit of action. There are moments in both these books that my heart breaks and I want to comfort our heroins. Bayli was able to make her dreams come true in going out in a limb for what she wants in another state away from her friends. I love her mind, her thirst for research is amazing. This helps Scarlet get what she needs and helps her find her own threesome happily ever after.

I gave these books 5 kisses.

Happy reading… Adri

Review: An Ex for Christmas by Lauren Layne

When a psychic tells spunky, superstitious Kelly Byrne that she’s already met her true love, she becomes obsessed with the idea of tracking him down before Christmas. Kelly immediately writes up an “Ex List” and starts contacting old boyfriends to figure out which one is the one. When her college sweetheart rolls into town, Kelly convinces herself that they’re meant to be. The trouble is, sparks are flying with someone she’s never given a chance: her best friend, Mark.

Mark Blakely has watched the guys on Kelly’s list break her heart, and he’s not looking forward to watching them do it all over again. Mark’s always been there for her, but the timing’s never worked out for their relationship to be something more. Now, just as Mark is ready to move on, the sexual tension between them is suddenly off the charts. With Christmas morning around the corner, he just hopes Kelly will wake up and realize that everything she wants has been right in front of her all along.

Thanks as always goes first and foremost to Netgalley and Random House Loveswept, for providing us a copy of this book so that we can bring you this review.

So for my day 3 book for Christmas I did something a little different instead of a sweet Christmas book I went for a feel good book but in a different way. This book made me giggle at Kelly’s experiences with her Ex’s. Though her blindness when it came to Mark made me want to reach over and smack her upside the head, the book was great. And my heart went out to Mark so many times. Mark’s life wasn’t easy but its easy to see why he falls in love with Kelly and was there for her through everything. But I go back to my thoughts on how much I giggled with the series of events and the Ex’s Kelly spoke with.