BOOK REVIEW: When the Scoundrel Sins by Anna Harrington

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Title: When the scoundrel sins
Author: Anna Harrington
Publication: August 29th 2017
Pages: 352
Synopsis:

A MOST INDECENT PROPOSAL

Annabelle Green needs a husband-and quickly. To inherit the only home she’s ever known, she must be married by her twenty-fifth birthday. But finding a suitor has been next to impossible after a reckless rogue named Quinton Carlisle seduced her into a scandalous midnight tryst. Her reputation in ruins, Belle now needs a rather large favor. And she knows just who to turn to . . .

Quinn can hardly believe that the shy bookish girl he teased as a child has grown into such a brazen beauty. The very idea of marrying Belle to right the wrongs of his past is downright shocking . . . and deliciously tempting. Too bad marriage, convenient or otherwise, is the last thing Quinn wants. He’ll help Belle find a husband and be on his way. But if he can’t control his attraction to the bride-to-be, this marriage could go up in flames-of wicked desire.

MY RATING: 4.5/ 5 STARS

I was provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

This is exactly what romance is. This is everything a romance should be. It should be filled with the right amount of love-hate, sexual tension, and the feeling of desire between two characters that make them destined for each other. When the Scoundrel Sins by Anna Harrington made me fall in love with historical romance all over again.

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BOOK PROMO: Wild Card by Karina Halle

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Wild Card, an all-new contemporary STANDALONE by New York Times Bestselling author Karina Halle is coming August 15th!!!

 

Wild Card is a standalone novel and the first book in the North Ridge Trilogy about rough and rugged Canadian mountain men, the Nelson brothers. Canada’s never felt so hot.

She swore she’d never go back home.

She swore she’d never see the man who broke her all those years ago.

But you don’t always get to choose your path.

And sometimes that path is as wild and rugged as the heart.

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BOOK REVIEW: Toying with Her by Prescott Lane

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Title: Toying with Her
Author: Prescott Lane
Publication: August 17th 2017
Pages: 260
Synopsis:

No one said finding love was easy, but when you invented the world’s bestselling vibrator, it’s near impossible. Yep, that’s right. That little toy hidden in your bedside table is my brain child. It’s aptly named Woman on Top. And you know what they say . . . it’s lonely at the top.

So I’m headed home to my Southern roots. It’s supposed to be an extended Summer vacation — nothing more. But Rorke Weston has other plans for me. Plans that not only involve me being on top, but also underneath him.

It’s been said you never forget your first. For me, that’s definitely true. No night has ever lived up to the one I spent with Rorke.

He’s turned into quite a man. Tan from the Southern sun, and stubborn as the day is long. And there’s nothing sweeter than the swipe of his tongue.

Rorke wants his chance.  The one we never had.  But that was a long time ago.  When I still believed in Prince Charming and Happily Ever Afters.  Even ten years later, I feel a pull.  And it’s not simply Rorke yanking down my panties.

Do second chances really happen?  Or is my heart simply toying with me?

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MY RATING: 4/5 STARS

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

Toying with Her by Prescott Lane tells the story of second chance love between Sterling and Rorke. After losing their virginity together in a barn during their lust filled teenage years, they both go their separate ways, missing the opportunity to declare their feelings to each other. Fast forward a couple of years and Sterling returns back home to a small conservative town that doesn’t want anything to do with her and her new sex toy invention.

This was my first Prescott Lane book and I found it simply refreshing to read. The writing style was easy to get into, filled with short sentences, dialogues, and short descriptions of the past, allowing readers to be caught up. I also really enjoyed the intricate plot and the constant moral battles both characters suffer.

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Teaser Blast 7/18: Twisted Twosome by Meghan Quinn

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TWISTED TWOSOME

NA Romantic Comedy

Racer McKay is a broody bastard.

From the moment I met him, he’s been rude, irritable, and unbearable.

A contractor working to remodel my parents pool house for extra cash, he stomps around in those clunky construction boots with his tool belt wrapped around his narrow waist, and a chip on his shoulder.

Racer McKay is also infuriatingly . . . sexy as hell. I want to take that pencil tucked behind his ear, and draw lazy lines slowly up and down his body all the while wanting to strangle him at the same time.

We try to stay out of each other’s way . . . that is until I have no other option but to ask for his help.

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BOOK REVIEW: The Virgin Promise by Penny Wylder

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Title: The Virgin Promise
Author: Penny Wylder
Publication: May 23rd 2017
Pages: 147 pages
Synopsis:

I promised I’d stay a virgin through college… but then I met him.
My best friend and I made a promise: we won’t sleep with ANYONE until we’re done with school. Grades come first.
So when she pulls me along to our first college party, I expect to spend the night fighting off drunk guys.
I never expected I’d kiss one of them…
It was a huge mistake– one I made a few more times before the party was over. But this guy is smoldering, he’s hard to resist. He throws me off so much that I blurted out how I’m a virgin to him.
Why did that make him MORE attracted to me?
As long as I can stay away from this guy, I know I can keep my promise. Then I walk into my first cheer squad practice, see that he’s my head coach, and I want to explode. I want to vanish!
I want…
I want to sleep with him so badly.
I promised I wouldn’t.
Maybe promises are made to be broken.

This is a standalone novella with a HEA and NO cheating!
Penny Wylder writes just that– wild romances. Happily Ever Afters are always better when they’re a little dirty, so if you’re looking for a page turner that will make you feel naughty in all the right places, jump right in and leave your panties at the door!

MY RATING: 4/5 STARS

Finally!!!!! A Penny Wylder book that reminded me of the quality reads I read from her from only a few short months ago!!!!!

Although it’s not perfect, the relationship between these two characters are more realistic and feature a healthy relationship that has room for growth. After making a pact with her best friend to not lose her virginity unless it’s with someone truly special, April finds herself in a predicament when Carter enters into her life. They have an explosive relationship from the start after meeting in a beginning of the year part in presumably college. Carter and April continues their relationship despite Carter being the head coach of the college’s cheerleading team and April being one of the very best cheerleaders.

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First & Last (A Billionaire’s Virgin Romance) by Penny Wylder

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Title: First & Last (A Billionaire’s Virgin Romance)
Author: Penny Wylder
Publication: May 23rd 2017
Pages: 105 pages
Synopsis:

He wants to be my first, and he’ll pay anything to make it happen.
I joined the First Times for Sale website on a dare. It’s not something I’d ever seriously consider, I mean… who sells their virginity?
I didn’t think someone would message me.
Definitely didn’t think I’d consider his offer.
But talk about sexy– and he’s clearly rich. Something has to be wrong with him. He’s got to be a creep, or broken, or dangerous.
I tell myself this so I can try to resist my curiosity.
And so I can resist messaging him back.
Then I hit reply, and worse, I agree to meet him.
It started as a dare.
How will it end?

This is a standalone novella with a HEA and NO cheating!
Penny Wylder writes just that– wild romances. Happily Ever Afters are always better when they’re a little dirty, so if you’re looking for a page turner that will make you feel naughty in all the right places, jump right in and leave your panties at the door!

MY RATING: 2/5 STARS

I know what you’re thinking. You’re probably wondering why I’m getting so harsh with Penny Wylder books lately but I’m trying to be fair in my reviews and this book simply did not meet my standards for her books.

First of all, the premise of selling your virginity online to the highest bidder has been done and played out before. I found this story to be similar to a lot of reads you can pick up on your amazon kindle and really, there’s nothing much different from this one and the next except for maybe how the relationship ends.

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Book Review: This is Effortless by Kennedy Fox (Checkmate Duet #4)

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Title: This is Effortless
Author: Kennedy Fox
Publication: December 13th 2016
Pages: 382 pages
Synopsis:

Introducing book 2 in the new Checkmate Duet Series from a secret duo of romance authors who teamed up under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox! This friends to lovers romance will have you swooning and laughing from the first to the last page! Are you ready to play the game? 

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Courtney Bishop is as sugary sweet as her famous blueberry muffins.
Southern belle at heart, Cali girl by choice.
She barged into my life and easily became my best friend.
All was great as roommates and just friends, but then I fell for the girl who could chop firewood, deliver baby calves, and bail hay without breaking a sweat.
She’s the perfect mixture of sugar and spice, and I love her.

Being more than friends and trying to build our future isn’t as easy as it sounds.
Moving forward and creating memories is all I want for us, but when the past continues to come back and haunt me, I’m not so sure she’ll stay for the ride.

Loving her is easy, but losing her will break me. Burning passion combined with an undeniable chemistry constantly pushes and pulls us together. In the end, I’ll prove we’re worth the fight, even when the game is far from over.

Checkmate, sweetheart.

*Recommend for ages 18+ due to sexual content and adult language.*

**This is book 2 in the Checkmate Duet Series–a friends to lovers romance. You must read book 1, Checkmate: This is Reckless first. Highly recommended to read the Checkmate Duet, This is War and This is Love first, but not necessary. This can read as a standalone duet.** 

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MY RATING: 3.5 /5 STARS

So we’re back with what really happened that night with Mia, Courtney, and Drew. To tell you guys the truth, I was pretty excited to read about the explanation as to what happened. And I would like to say that it didn’t disappoint me. I finally got some background as to why Mia acted like a crazy psycho bitch. She has a long past of sad events and everything changing around her made her become the way she is.

I mean it wasn’t the best explanation as to why someone would be as crazy as her but again…this is fiction. You have to extend your belief. Anyways, moving onto why I thought this book didn’t reach my standard 4 star rating. I just felt that this one had a lot more sex than the others and I know. Shocking. But I didn’t want to read sex scenes because I wanted more plot and what not. I’m picky. When I don’t want plot, I want sex. There’s not pleasing me. I found it kind of boring between Courtney and Drew for a bit because nothing much happening between them except for fluff. Which is fine but maybe it’s because I read them back-to-back and it tired me out.

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Book Review: This is Love by Kennedy Fox (Checkmate duet #2)

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Title: This is Love
Author: Kennedy Fox
Publication: December 13th 2016
Pages: 433 pages
Synopsis:

Viola Fisher is the epitome of perfection.
She despises my one-night stands and mocks my less-than-classy habits.
She’s smart, beautiful, and too good to be true.
And I want her.

If she were anyone else, I’d have made my move years ago, but considering she’s my best friend’s little sister, she’s always been off-limits. Not to mention how much she loathes my very existence.

Hating me is her religion, but needing her is mine. Her sexy curves and filthy smart mouth make me want her even more, and I’m more determined than ever to change her mind.

I’ll prove I’m done playing games.
But until then, we’ll continue to play by her rules.
Viola Fisher may have won the battle, but the war isn’t over yet.

Checkmate, princess.

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MY RATING: 4/5 STARS

THIS REVIEW HAS SPOILERS. READ AT YOUR OWN RISK.

So we’re back with Travis and Viola after the “shocking” ending that happened in the first book, “This is War.” I’m putting shocking in quotations because I really didn’t care for it. It didn’t make me want to read the second one but it was the characters that made me want to read more.

With all that drama and madness, I was really preparing myself for the first five chapters or even a giant chunk of this book where Travis and Viola are worlds apart and Viola doesn’t trust Travis anymore and Travis tries to explain to Viola about what really happened but I’m happy to say, it was not like that. LIKE WE WERE SAVED OF ALL THE RIDICULOUS ANGST WHERE THEY’RE SUFFERING WITHOUT EACH OTHER.

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Book Review: This is War by Kennedy Fox

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Title: This is War
Author: Kennedy Fox
Publication: October 3rd 2016
Pages: 414 pages
Synopsis:

*An enemies to lovers romance*

Travis King is the worst kind of asshole.
He taunts me for being a good girl and mocks my high standards.
He’s cruel, crass, and has enough confidence to last two lifetimes.
And I hate him.

It wouldn’t matter so much if he were avoidable.

But considering he’s my older brother’s best friend and roommate, I see him more than I’d ever want to.

His sculpted abs and gorgeous eyes are a waste on such an egotistical man, which makes me hate him even more.

Even though I’ve had a crush on him since I was ten, the feelings weren’t mutual and he’s always made that very clear.

He’s always loved getting under my skin and one night against my better judgment, I let him in my bed.

I’ve succumbed to his manwhore ways, but that doesn’t change a thing.

Because the King is about to get played at his own game—and lose.

Checkmate.

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MY RATING: 4/5 STARS

Clearly, I’m reading Kennedy Fox books out of order since my last post was their latest novel “This is Dangerous.”

Anyways, to begin to this review, I wanted to say that I enjoy This is War a whole lot better than This is Dangerous. I’m not saying that This is Dangerous was bad and you shouldn’t read it but This is War stole a piece of my heart more than the latter.

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Book Review: This Is Dangerous by Kennedy Fox

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Title: This is Dangerous
Author: Kennedy Fox
Publication: July 11th 2017
Pages: 206 pages according to my ereader
Synopsis:

Checkmate: This is Dangerous & Checkmate: This is Beautiful are the final saga in the Checkmate Duet Series featuring Logan & Kayla!
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#Preorder options available here —-> bit.ly/2p6ijsW

Book 1 coming 7.11.17
Book 2 coming 9.12.17

Introducing book 1 in the Logan & Kayla saga of the Checkmate series from a secret duo of romance authors who teamed up under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, @KennedyFox! This second-chance romance will sweep you off your feet from the very first chapter and have you craving donuts by the final chapter! Are you ready to play the final game?

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Logan Knight is a real life knight in shining armor.
A detective godsend in a sleek black suit has me thinking less than secretive thoughts. Brooding and mysterious, he’s the kind of guy every girl instantly notices. Between his seductive smirk and charming good looks, it’s no wonder I can’t help the way he makes me feel whenever I’m near him.
Too bad he’s unavailable—or so he says.

He thinks I’m a do-gooder who shouldn’t get involved with a guy like him. His past is messy and relationships just add to that. He insists the timing is all wrong and he’s devoted to his career, but I don’t buy that excuse for a second. I see the way his body tenses and his jaw ticks every time another guy is around me. He just won’t admit it, but I’m more determined than ever to show him what he’s missing.

I’m a devoted animal rescuer and I’ll risk everything to save them, but when a dramatic turn of events puts both our lives at risk, I’m positive Logan will write me off for good. But when he asks for my help with a personal crisis, I know it’s my last chance to finally show him I can handle anything he throws my way—messy past and all.

He might think he has me all figured out, but I’ll prove him wrong no matter what he thinks. This game of push and pull has me running in circles. One wrong move and we could both lose.

Checkmate, Knight.

*Recommend for ages 18+ due to sexual content and adult language.*
**This is book 1 in the Logan & Kayla Saga–a second-chance romance. You don’t need to read any of the other Checkmate series to enjoy this one, but is always recommended as they are both introduced in the earlier books.**

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MY RATING: 3/5 STARS

I received an Advanced Reader Copy in exchange for an honest review.

This is my first Kennedy Fox book ever. After seeing post after post from instagram bookstagrammers posting pictures of the duet series that Kennedy Fox writes, I was intrigued. I love romance so naturally, I wanted to see if the hype was worth it all in the end.

While, I never read the first two duet series by this author, it did not have that big of an impact on my opinion of the book, the characters, the writing and etc.

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