Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Until Fountain Bridge by Samantha Young (Audio Edition)

Narrated by Ruth Hopkins
On Dublin Street #1.5

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ This is Ellie and Adam's story. After reading the first book in the series, while I wished I had gotten to see more of these two, I had also wondered if their story would seem redundant, due to me already knowing most of what happened. I was pleasantly surprised. This story was told through the reading of Ellie's diaries, which I think was perfect.

Ruth Hopkins did a fine job with her narration, I quite enjoyed her lilt and I am happy I picked up this book.



The Blurb:

Ellie has been in love with Adam Sutherland for as long as she can remember. What started as a childhood crush on her older brother's best friend soon bloomed into full-blown infatuation. Unfortunately, it also meant full-blown heartache, as Adam refused to fall for Braden's little sister.

But it took a crisis to make Adam realize he's wasted too much time denying his feelings for her. Unwilling to waste a second more, he decided to make Ellie his, no matter the consequences. Now happily settled with the woman he's pined after for years, he's about to find out what their 10 year courtship was like for her, through the journals she kept during their ups and many downs. And though Adam may have Ellie now, he has no idea how close he came to losing her....

Monday, January 30, 2017

On Dublin Street by Samantha Young (Audio Edition)

Narrated by Paula Costello

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ½  I really enjoyed this book! It kept me up late listening and when I couldn’t listen I was thinking about listening. Braden comes across as a charming, bossy, arrogant, and a bit of a jealous guy, who, when he wants something, he gets it. Now don’t get me wrong.. Some of those sound like bad traits, but he pulled them off.. Though he also had moments where he seemed almost unreasonably controlling. So much so that if a guy had said that to me.. I would just tell him to take a hike! Thankfully most of those moments were met by a spunky Jocelyn who called him on it. She was strong, funny and other than her unwillingness to let people in, I really liked her. Sometimes her attitude made her seem immature or even cowardly, but it wasn’t so much that I was rolling my eyes or anything and really was the base of the story, so I understand.

I have never read Samantha Young before and I really am looking forward to the rest of this series! Paula Costello did a fantastic job narrating, honestly I think it made the book even better for me as I loved her Scottish accent! So happy I stumbled upon a random recommendation to this series!



The Blurb:

Jocelyn Butler has been hiding from her past for years. But all her secrets are about to be laid bare…

Four years ago, Jocelyn left her tragic past behind in the States and started over in Scotland, burying her grief, ignoring her demons, and forging ahead without attachments. Her solitary life is working well—until she moves into a new apartment on Dublin Street where she meets a man who shakes her carefully guarded world to its core.

Braden Carmichael is used to getting what he wants, and he’s determined to get Jocelyn into his bed. Knowing how skittish she is about entering a relationship, Braden proposes an arrangement that will satisfy their intense attraction without any strings attached.

But after an intrigued Jocelyn accepts, she realizes that Braden won’t be satisfied with just mind-blowing passion. The stubborn Scotsman is intent on truly knowing her… down to the very soul.

Accidentally on Purpose by Jill Shalvis


♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥  Oh Archer!!! He was amazing, and Elle was his perfect match! They were funny, full of chemistry and I just didn't want to put this book down!


I have a few favourite parts in this book that made my heart melt. It was SO GOOD! So far this whole series is awesome! I read that Ms. Shalvis will be writing Spence's story soon! I just can't wait!!!



The Blurb:

There’s no such thing as a little in love…

Elle Wheaten’s priorities: friends, career, and kick-ass shoes. Then there’s the muscular wall of stubbornness that’s security expert Archer Hunt—who comes before everything else. No point in telling Mr. “Feels-Free Zone” that, though. Elle will just see other men until she gets over Archer . . . which should only take a lifetime . . .

There’s no such thing as a little in lust…

Archer’s wanted the best for Elle ever since he sacrificed his law-enforcement career to save her. But now that she’s earned happiness and success, Archer just wants Elle 24/7. Their chemistry could start the next San Francisco Earthquake, and Archer doesn’t want to be responsible for the damage. The alternative? Watch her go out with guys who aren’t him . . .

There is such a thing as…

As far as Archer’s concerned, nobody is good enough for Elle. But when he sets out to prove it by sabotaging her dates, she gets mad—and things get hot as hell. Now Archer has a new mission: prove to Elle that her perfect man has been here all along…

The Bachelor Prince by Debbie Macomber (Audio Edition)

Narrated by Tavia Gilbert
 ♥ ♥ ♥ This was a simple, sweet, and predictable romance. Pretty much what I guessed it would be. I hadn't read this author before so I wondered what she was like, as my library has a ton of her books.

For me, I would've liked a bit more passion, and by that I don't mean sex (which there was none btw.) I was just hoping for that chemistry between the characters that gives me all the fluttery feelings, which sadly didn't happen for me here.

You kinda get a 2 for 1 romance here, I actually found the secondary characters had more of a spark between them, than the leads. All round it was a nice story and the narrator did a really good job I thought.


The Blurb:

A royal groom Prince Stefano Giorgio Paolo is the kind of man most women only dream of marrying. And now the very handsome--and very eligible--bachelor has arrived in America to search for a bride. A bride not to be Hope Jordan's prince has finally come--but there's no happy ending in sight. Her royal suitor needs a wealthy wife to save his country from ruin. And Hope has nothing to offer Stefano--except her love. A dutiful marriage? Hope Jordan is the first woman to capture Stefano's heart--but can he give up his kingdom for love? For Hope?




Friday, January 20, 2017

Tangled Up in You by Rachel Gibson (Audio Edition)

Narrated by Nicole Poole
The Writer Friends #3

♥ ♥ I was excited to read this. Loved the first two books in this series and I enjoyed Maddie’s character while in those books. I thought there was a ton of potential for her story, being a skeptical woman due to writing true crime, but I found this book pretty slow.  There was way too much backstory, and loads of details and information that I kinda felt were unnecessary. Also, sadly for me, I did not feel any chemistry between Mick and Maddie, or really anything throughout the story. It all just felt like words. I started skimming the sex scenes due to this as well.

This book seems to be the opposite to any other Rachel Gibson book I have read. I will be sure to read some more of her books though.
.. cause everyone's allowed a dud at some point right?  

Nicole Poole did a fine job with her Narration. She has a variety of voices and clear pronunciation.


The Blurb:

Maddie Dupree isn't in Truly, Idaho, looking for a husband, a boyfriend, or anything in between.

Maddie is determined to uncover the untold story about the town's sordid past—her past. As a child, Maddie lost everything, and now she's back at the scene of the scandal—a local establishment that's always belonged to the Hennessys—determined to uncover the truth, and nothing is going to stand in her way. Especially not a black-haired, blue-eyed Hennessy.

Everyone in Truly knows that the Hennessy men are irresistible, and the current owner, Mick, is no exception. His late father was a skirt-chasing heartbreaker who ended up causing disaster for two families. So far, Mick's managed to keep the ladies in line, but when he claps eyes on Maddie, with her luscious curves and tempting lips, he can't resist getting tangled up with her.

But Maddie is keeping secrets, not the least of which is her true reason for being in town. And when Mick discovers what's really going on, there is going to be a whole lot of trouble in Truly.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Catch and Release by Laura Drewry

Fishing for Trouble #3
Release Date: February 28, 2017


♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ½   Right off, I love the movie quotes at the beginning of the chapters, reminds me that I am reading a Drewry book and how much I love them!

Ronan is a fairly quiet guy (as in, keeps to himself when he's not yelling). I loved that Hope throws him off balance the minute she steps off the plane! Hope’s quirky habit was awesome! It made me laugh often, and in parts, let out a contented sigh with how Ronan reacts to these quirks. The two together had fantastic chemistry, and I loved their banter.  Even the stray “guest” made for some cute/funny scenes.

This book finished off the series perfectly! (Well.. I assuming it's done... anyway.. I will miss these O’Donnell boys and their ladies. Guess I am lucky as I can revisit them anytime I want!

If you haven't read this series I would highly recommend it.

* I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review *


The Blurb:

The irresistible O’Donnell brothers return in a charming novel from the bestselling author of Off the Hook (“The perfect balance of sweet, sexy, and wonderfully romantic.”—Lauren Layne).

Hope Seaver is an up-and-coming TV producer tackling the hardest gig of her career: a reality show set at the Buoys, a scenic fishing destination owned by three handsome, stubborn brothers. Liam and Finn O’Donnell are willing to tolerate her crew for the sake of the business, but Ronan would rather chew off a limb than open up on camera. Somehow Hope has to convince him of her good intentions—and stop herself from swooning every time Ronan walks into the frame.

Ronan knows that he’s the reason his brothers gave up their old lives to run the Buoys, and he needs to make it worth their while. So if this out-of-towner with the kind eyes and dazzling smile wants to give them the free publicity they desperately need, Ronan can’t say no. He just won’t let himself get burned again by a double-dealing woman. But what if Hope’s good-girl routine isn’t an act? When Ronan lets his guard down long enough to catch a glimpse of the real Hope, he likes what he sees—enough to give love another shot.

Look for all of Laura Drewry’s heartwarming Fishing for Trouble romances:
OFF THE HOOK | LURED IN | CATCH AND RELEASE



I'm in No Mood for Love by Rachel Gibson (Audio Edition)

Narrated by Kathleen Early

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ½ I was happy to see Clare finally get her happily ever after. She had to work through some large emotional moments in this book and I liked that Sebastian was there to help her through it.  These two had a wonderful spark between them.

There were some funny parts, and some super sweet parts (which were perfectly suited for a romance writer!) I totally enjoyed this story.  Kathleen Early did a great job with narration! I am looking forward to the next book in the series.


The Blurb:

What is Clare Wingate doing? One minute she's suffering in a pretty-in-pink gown she'll never wear again, and the next thing she knows it's morning...and she has the nastiest hangover of her life.

To make matters worse, she's wearing nothing but a spritz of Escada and lying next to Sebastian Vaughan...her girlhood crush turned sexy, globe-hopping journalist. Somewhere between the toast and the toss of the bouquet she'd gotten herself into a whole lot of trouble.

Clare had the right to go wild - after all, she'd been knocked off her dyed-to-match shoes after finding her own fiance in a compromising position with the washing machine repairman. Clearly her society wedding is off.

But Sebastian pushed all the wrong buttons - and some of the right ones, too. Clare is in no mood for love - not even for lust - and wants to forget about Sebastian and his six-pack abs ASAP. But he isn't in the mood to go away, and his kiss is impossible to forget.

Sex, Lies and Online Dating by Rachel Gibson (Audio Edition)

Narrated by Kathleen Early

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ Totally loved this book! The premise was funny, the characters were super likeable, the chemistry between Lucy and Quinn was awesome, and the narration was top notch!  

This book had everything I look for, and kept me intrigued right till the end. Kathleen Early did a wonderful job on narration and I can't wait to listen to the next in the series.





The Blurb:

SEX . . .

What is it about men anyway? Bad cars, bad jobs, even bad teeth –– nothing convinces them that they can't snare a Size Two Babe with a D–cup chest. And after way too many internet dates with men named "luvstick" and "bigdaddy182," Lucy Rothschild should know. 

LIES . . .

But sitting across from her now is "hardluvnman," and he seems different –– sensitive, honest, and hot! He says he's a plumber, while Lucy claims she's a nurse! She's really a mystery writer, dating online while researching her next book. Hey, everyone lies a little, don't they?

AND ONLINE DATING . . .

But Quinn's really an undercover cop hunting down a serial killer, and he sees Lucy as his top suspect. And while he could really go for this smart, sexy woman with the killer bod –– if that's the only thing "killer" about her –– he knows he needs to wine and dine her and discover the truth. Hey, he realizes the dating scene can be deadly –– but this is ridiculous!

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Release Day for It's You (book 2) by Katy Regnery writing as KP Kelley

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The entire It's You DUET by Katy Regnery writing as KP Kelly is NOW LIVE!
"Simply amazing! It's You is everything we wished for Jacob and Bella except better. The love between two characters has never been felt so strongly through the pages as it has with Jack and Darcy. An absolute must read for any fan of true love, soulmates and men with sexy beards." - New York Times bestselling author, Heidi McLaughlin

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BUY NOW!
Check out the trailer HERE: https://youtu.be/_Y5wIBJwUw0 Read the AMAZING five-star reviews on Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2hMOHd5

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Blurb:
From New York Times bestselling author Katy Regnery comes her first duo of paranormal romances! ONCE UPON A TIME… the most beautiful boy in the world kissed me. I’ve never been able to forget. Perhaps it was his jet-black hair, or the changing copper-color of his eyes, the intense way he looked at me… or the fact that he awakened my passion for the first time, at once otherworldly yet heartbreakingly real. But after that kiss, I never saw him again. His name was Jack Beauloup. Jack, my “Beautiful Wolf.” Twenty years passed. He has returned. For me.
It's You, book 2 is NOW LIVE!

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BUY NOW!

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Blurb:
The thrilling conclusion of Katy Regnery’s first paranormal romance series! HAPPILY EVER AFTER… To some, they’re just words signifying a fairytale ending. For me, Jack Beauloup, they represent an unyielding desire: Forever with Darcy Turner, the unexpected love of my life. A love that has placed her human life in danger. According to Pack Law, my binding is an abomination that must be severed. It’s ignited a fiery hatred that I must confront and control. But what is bound cannot be broken. I will keep Darcy safe. Even if it means giving up on my dreams. Even if it means giving up my life.

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About the Author:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract and Katy’s first novel was published in September 2013. Twenty-five books later, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled, New York Times and USA Today Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the six-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series; and several other standalone novels and novellas. Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for romance. Katy’s boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015, and her Christmas story, Marrying Mr. English, appeared on the list a week later. In May 2016, Katy’s Blueberry Lane collection, The Winslow Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1-4, became a New York Times E-book bestseller. In 2016, Katy signed a print-only agreement with Spencerhill Press. As a result, her Blueberry Lane paperback books will now be distributed to brick and mortar bookstores all over the United States. Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese kitten create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.

Author Links:
Website/Newsletter Signup: http://katyregnery.com/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7211470.Katy_Regnery
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2dqySsy  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KatyRegnery
Twitter: https://twitter.com/KatyRegnery Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/katharineregner/

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

It Happened One Wedding by Julie James (Audio Edition)

Narrated by Karen White
FBI-US Attorney Series #5

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ I found the book started off a bit slow (but perhaps this was just me getting used to the narrator’s style) soon enough however, the story picked up I really started to enjoy it and it kept me wanting to get back to it.  Vaughn and Sydney had wonderful chemistry. I loved watching them fall in love with each other.  The characters were funny, sweet, sarcastic and the writing was good. This was the first time I have read this author and I was pleasantly surprised.  

The only negative for me was the narrator. I found her manner of speaking quite jilted. Sometimes it was smooth and flowed other times not so much. By the middle to end of the book I assume I had just gotten used to it because I didn’t notice it as much.

I have a feeling I will check out other books by this author!


The Blurb:

After a humiliating end to her engagement, investment banker Sidney Sinclair is done with commitment-phobic men. But when her sister winds up engaged after a whirlwind courtship, Sidney is thrown into close contact with exactly the kind of sexy playboy she wants to avoid—the gorgeous best man. She's stuck with him, for better or worse, until her sister walks down the aisle, but that doesn't mean she has to give in to his smooth advances, no matter how tempting they are...

Special Agent Vaughn Roberts always gets his man on the job and his woman in bed. So Sidney's refusal to fall for his charms only makes him more determined to win over the cool and confident redhead. Only what starts out as a battle of wills ends up as a serious play for her heart. Because the one woman who refuses to be caught may be the only one Vaughn can't live without.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

A Scot in the Dark by Sarah MacLean


♥ ♥ ♥ ♥  This was a good read. Lily was a strong woman who started to regret her actions but in the end embraced them. I liked that. I was looking forward to Alec’s story after reading the first book in this series, however, he turned out a little different than I expected. While I truly enjoyed how much chemistry was between Lily and him. His hard-headedness for thinking he wasn’t good enough for her - got tiresome.  

There were some great funny parts, some totally sigh worthy parts and of course a wonderful happy ending.  I wonder who the next story in this series will be about?






The Blurb:

Lonesome Lily Turned Scandalous Siren

Miss Lillian Hargrove has lived much of her life alone in a gilded cage, longing for love and companionship. When an artist offers her pretty promises and begs her to pose for a scandalous portrait, Lily doesn't hesitate...until the lying libertine leaves her in disgrace. With the painting now public, Lily has no choice but to turn to the one man who might save her from ruin.

Highland Devil turned Halfhearted Duke

The Duke of Warnick loathes all things English, none more so than the aristocracy. It does not matter that the imposing Scotsman has inherited one of the most venerable dukedoms in Britain—he wants nothing to do with it, especially when he discovers that the unwanted title comes with a troublesome ward, one who is far too old and far too beautiful to be his problem.

Tartan Comes to Town

Warnick arrives in London with a single goal: get the chit married and see her become someone else's problem, then return to a normal, quiet life in Scotland. It's the perfect plan, until Lily declares she'll only marry for love...and the Scot finds that there is one thing in England he likes far too much...
 

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

RELEASE DAY!!!! It's You, book 1 by Katy Regnery writing as KP Kelley

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It's You, book 1 by Katy Regnery writing as KP Kelly is NOW LIVE! "Simply amazing! It's You is everything we wished for Jacob and Bella except better. The love between two characters has never been felt so strongly through the pages as it has with Jack and Darcy. An absolute must read for any fan of true love, soulmates and men with sexy beards." - New York Times bestselling author, Heidi McLaughlin

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BUY NOW
Check out the trailer HERE: https://youtu.be/_Y5wIBJwUw0 Read the AMAZING five-star reviews on Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2hMOHd5

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Blurb:
From New York Times bestselling author Katy Regnery comes her first duo of paranormal romances! ONCE UPON A TIME… the most beautiful boy in the world kissed me. I’ve never been able to forget. Perhaps it was his jet-black hair, or the changing copper-color of his eyes, the intense way he looked at me… or the fact that he awakened my passion for the first time, at once otherworldly yet heartbreakingly real. But after that kiss, I never saw him again. His name was Jack Beauloup. Jack, my “Beautiful Wolf.” Twenty years passed. He has returned. For me.

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Don't miss out on It’s You, book 2 Release date: January 17th

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Blurb:
The thrilling conclusion of Katy Regnery’s first paranormal romance series! HAPPILY EVER AFTER… To some, they’re just words signifying a fairytale ending. For me, Jack Beauloup, they represent an unyielding desire: Forever with Darcy Turner, the unexpected love of my life. A love that has placed her human life in danger. According to Pack Law, my binding is an abomination that must be severed. It’s ignited a fiery hatred that I must confront and control. But what is bound cannot be broken. I will keep Darcy safe. Even if it means giving up on my dreams. Even if it means giving up my life.

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About the Author:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012. One year later, she signed her first contract and Katy’s first novel was published in September 2013. Twenty-five books later, Katy claims authorship of the multi-titled, New York Times and USA Today Blueberry Lane Series, which follows the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the six-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series; and several other standalone novels and novellas. Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for romance. Katy’s boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, hit the USA Today bestseller list in 2015, and her Christmas story, Marrying Mr. English, appeared on the list a week later. In May 2016, Katy’s Blueberry Lane collection, The Winslow Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1-4, became a New York Times E-book bestseller. In 2016, Katy signed a print-only agreement with Spencerhill Press. As a result, her Blueberry Lane paperback books will now be distributed to brick and mortar bookstores all over the United States. Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her husband, two young children, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese kitten create just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin at home.

Author Links:
Website/Newsletter Signup: http://katyregnery.com/ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7211470.Katy_Regnery Amazon: http://amzn.to/2dqySsy Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KatyRegnery Twitter: https://twitter.com/KatyRegnery Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/katharineregner/

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Lord of Wicked Intentions by Lorraine Heath (Audio Edition)

Narrated by Faye Adele
The Lost Lords of Pembrook #3

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥  Rafe’s story was a bit more gritty for me than the previous two. He was the most “tortured hero” type of the three brother's in my opinion. It’s not my favourite type of plot, usually because I find there ends up being a fair amount of self pity involved and I get frustrated thinking if you would just try, then you could maybe get over it.. Rafe however, I enjoyed. He seemed more bitter in the previous books, but since he meets Evelyn fairly early on in this one, his bitterness fades. He is an angry fellow, there's no doubt, but I loved how he wanted the best for her and never pushed her or treated her poorly.

Evelyn was a strong leading lady. She was caring and I absolutely loved when she could coax a smile or chuckle from Rafe. This was a good conclusion to a great series. Tristan is still my favourite of the three brothers though.

Narration was done well, I will gladly listen to Faye Adele again. Her voice is a breeze to listen to.


The Blurb:

Three young heirs, imprisoned by an unscrupulous uncle, escaped—to the sea, to the streets, to faraway battle— awaiting the day when they would return to reclaim their birthright . . .

Lord Rafe Easton may be of noble blood, but survival taught him to rely only on himself and to love no one. Yet when he sets eyes on Miss Evelyn Chambers, an earl's illegitimate daughter, he is determined to have her, if only as his mistress . . .

After her father's death, Evelyn Chambers never imagined she would be sold to the highest bidder, yet circumstances give her little choice but to accept the lord's indecent proposal. Rafe is wealthy, as well as ruthless. Yet his coldness belies deep passion and deeper secrets. If she must be his, Evelyn intends to lay bare everything the Lord of Pembrook is hiding. But dark discoveries threaten to destroy them both until unexpected love leads the last lost lord home . .