Saturday, September 23, 2017

✯Review✯Conflicted by Alice La Roux & M.S. L.R


Kaleb loves Serena. Serena loves Kaleb.
But what about Sean and Jen?
Three years ago Kaleb and Serena ended their affair, trying to make everyone else happy.
Now Kaleb is back in town and this time he's determined to stay. He knows what he wants and he isn’t backing down, even if it means playing dirty. Can this couple move past the secrets and lies to find their second chance?
However, they aren't the only ones hiding something. In this sexy workplace romance, nothing is ever just black and white. It’s messy, complicated… conflicted.

✯✯4 Second Chance Stars!!!✯✯

This was my first read by both of these authors. It won't be my last either. I have no idea which author wrote what. It was a nice quick read. I don't mind reading a book with cheating in it. If thats not your thing then this isn't the book for you.

Kaleb and Serena started off as co-workers. Then, they gave into their attraction to each other. They were in love with each other. The only problem was they were both in committed relationships. Before Serena had the chance to really tell Kaleb how she felt he moved. Serena was gutted and ended up staying put.

Fast forward a few years and Kaleb is back. He's the boss now and he wants the best on his team. Serena's shocked to learn that Kaleb will be her boss. Their attraction is ten times more then it was before. Kaleb lets her know he wants her. He won't give up this time without a fight. 

I loved Kaleb!! He legit did everything for Serena.  The things he did for her when she thought Kaleb was out of her life, he was very much in her life protecting her. I just wish he would've come forward sooner and let everything out. 

Serena I didn't like too much. She stayed in a relationship for years and she wasn't happy and not in love. She had all the excuses on why she stayed. I feel she just didn't wanna be alone. Serena also never saw one red flag that blowing in her face. 

If it wasn't for Kaleb I feel she would've killed it for me.  All together though I did like this story. And, talk about the epilogue. What!!?? I need the next story and now!

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✯Re-Release✯Trace + Olivia Series by Micalea Smeltzer

Series: Trace + Olivia
Author: Micalea Smeltzer
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: September 22, 2017

Finding Olivia

How far would you go to find yourself?

That’s the question that’s been haunting Olivia Owens for years.

All Olivia has ever wanted to do is live and make mistakes, but her preacher father has made that impossible. She believes that her years at college will be her ticket into the real world and her chance to be wild and spontaneous.

But she’s never been able to do it on her own.

At the start of her sophomore year, she only has four things crossed off her Live List, but that’s all about to change thanks to a chance encounter with Trace Wentworth. She’s about to learn that there’s more to this reformed bad boy than just his looks and panty dropping smile.

Trace can’t explain what it is that draws him to Olivia.

All he knows is that he wants to get to know the girl with the sad smile but sparkle in her eyes.

When she tells him about her list, he knows that this is his chance to get to know Olivia Owens. Trace is determined to show Olivia that she can do all the things she’s ever wanted to do. So, he begins to help her cross things off her list, even the more outlandish requests.

What happens along the way is more than what Olivia or Trace ever expected.

Love, laughs, and a list.

That’s the name of the game when you’re Finding Olivia.

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Chasing Olivia

How far would you go to reignite the spark you once had?

Two years later, Trace and Olivia are as much in love as they’ve always been. But the spark they once had for life is waning and Trace is determined that they find it again. His solution? A road trip. But he doesn’t tell Olivia the real reason they’re heading north.

Olivia is happy to go on a road trip and have more adventures with Trace. Besides, she needs a distraction from the soap opera her life has become. With college over, this is the perfect opportunity to chase down the carefree girl she once was.

But life isn’t a fairytale and you can only escape reality for so long.

Love, laughs, and a hidden agenda.

That’s the name of the game when you’re Chasing Olivia.

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Tempting Rowan

I’m drowning in the numbness. It’s pulling me under and I can’t see the surface. It’s easier to pretend I can’t feel. And the longer you pretend, the easier it is to believe. But he wants to save me. Only he can’t. I have to save myself…and I don’t know if I want to. 

Rowan Sinclair’s life has been anything but easy. With an alcoholic mother and a sleazy stepfather, it’s been her responsibility to raise her younger siblings. At twenty-one she’s chained to a life she doesn’t want, but sees no other alternative. After all, what would happen to her brother and sister if she were to leave?

Trenton Wentworth sees the pain behind Rowan’s eyes. He wants nothing more than to make it disappear. To hold her. To love her. Except Rowan keeps everyone at a safe distance. But if there’s anyone that can break down the walls she’s built around herself, it’s Trent. So she avoids him at all costs. But Trent isn’t one to be easily evaded. He’s stubborn and determined. He’ll save this girl even if it costs him everything.

Love, lies, and deception.

That’s the name of the game when you’re Tempting Rowan.

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Saving Tatum

Even tough girls need saving.

Jude Brooks is bad news. He’s the kind of guy that leaves behind a string of broken hearts and Tatum O’ Connor is not about to be one of those girls, despite all of Jude’s advances. They have a past, and Tatum’s determined to make sure they don’t have a future.

Unfortunately for her, “no” isn’t a word in Jude’s vocabulary.

The more she backs away, the more he pushes.

But what if he pushes too far?

Tatum’s hiding a pain that no one sees and holding on to a hurt that may never heal. Letting Jude into her heart could shatter her completely—and what if she opens up to Jude and he can’t handle her baggage?

Love is never easy—especially when the person you’re falling for is the person you blame for the worst event in your life.

Love, heartache, and despair.

That’s the name of the game when you’re Saving Tatum. 

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Hi. I’m Micalea. Ma-call-e-uh. Weird name, I know. My mom must’ve known I was going to be odd even in the womb. I’ve written a lot of books. Like a lot. Don’t ask me how many, I don’t remember at this point. I have an unhealthy addiction to Diet Coke but I can’t seem to break the habit. I listen to way too much music and hedgehogs have taken over my life. Crazy is the word that best sums up my life, but it’s the good kind of crazy and I wouldn’t change it for anything.

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✯Cover Reveal✯Bottoms Up by Holly Renee

Cover Design:Regina Wamba / Mae I Design & Photography
Release Date: October 13, 2017


From the moment I met him, I knew he was trouble. He was reckless, cocky, and everything I shouldn't want. I had a life all figured out, and Tucker Moore was not a part of the plan. But somehow I slipped. One moment I had it all under control. The next I was spiraling around him, begging him for whatever he would give me. But as quickly as I fell for him, it all crumbled around us. Because everything I thought I knew was far from the truth. There was only one way to fix what we had done. So I turned my world Bottoms Up.





One of Five ARC's for Bottoms Up

About the Author

Bookaholic, firm believer in grand gestures, and obsessed with happily ever afters.  Holly Renee was born and raised in a small town in Tennessee where she lives with her husband and three fur-babies, Luna, Dobby, and Bellatrix. (Yes. She has a slight obsession with Harry Potter.) 
During the day, Holly spends her time as a nurse, but once she gets home, she falls deep into her passion of reading and writing.

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

✯Release Review w/Giveaway✯Checkmate: This is Beautiful(Logan & Kayla, #2)(Checkmate Duet #6)by Kennedy Fox

Title: Checkmate: This is Beautiful
Series: Checkmate Duet Series (Logan & Kayla, #2)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Designer & Photographer: Sara EirewGenre: Contemporary Romance
Trope: Second-Chance Romance
Release Date: September 19, 2017

The anticipated conclusion of the Logan & Kayla saga in the Checkmate Duet Series from duo of romance authors under the USA Today bestselling author pseudonym, Kennedy Fox!
This second-chance romance will have you gasping and cheering this two on from the first to the last page! Are you ready to play the final game?
Kayla Sinclair is a saint and real life Angel.
She wears her heart on her sleeve and inspires me to be a better person.
Rescuing dogs, feeding the homeless, volunteering at the local food pantry are just a few of the ways she gives back to others, although no one has ever been there for her.
Falling for her was inevitable, losing her will destroy me.
Letting someone in didn’t come easy, but she made me want to try for the first time in years.
Her bubbling personality and kind spirit make it impossible to forget a girl like her.
But when tragedy strikes and she loses all memory that our relationship ever existed, my worst nightmare comes to life.
I’ll do anything to remind her of the love we shared. I know it’ll be an uphill battle, but I won’t walk away without a fight. Whoever said all is fair in love and war never played by my rules.
Checkmate, Angel.
*Recommend for ages 18+ due to sexual content and adult language.*
**This is book w in the Logan & Kayla Saga–a second-chance romance. Must read This is Dangerous first. However, you don’t need to read any of the other Checkmate duet series to enjoy this one, but it’s recommended as they are both introduced in the earlier books.**

✯✯5 Knight In Shining Armor Stars✯✯

OMG finally!! After the major cliffhanger in This Is Dangerous I was anxious to get and read this. If you didn't read the first book of Logan and Kayla's story you must STOP and read it. This isn't a standalone. 

We pick up where we left off. Kayla's fallen and hit her head. When she wakes up we learn she's got a type of amnesia. Kayla doesn't remember the last 2yrs. She doesn't remember Viola's wedding to Travis. Drew and Courtney are a shock. But, the biggest baddest and saddest shock was she had NO idea who Logan was. Yes, I know!! Kayla spent months and months trying to get him to notice her as more then a friend. Now, she has has no recollation of him. 

Logan's devastated is angel doesn't remember him. The Drs tell him he can't tell her everything bc it'll mess with her emotions and memories more. He'll do what he's told even if it kills him.

Kayla can't believe she can't remember 2yrs of her life. She can' t believe she doesn't remember that sexy detective. One look at him and she can see how much he loves her. Then, she sees pictures of them and reads their text messages and she can see how they go from flirty, friendly and then the love. It kills her she cant remember. 

Kayla refuses to let the guy she obviously loved go without a fight. Kayla wants to start a friendship with Logan. He'll take Kayla anyway he can get her. Its frustrating for Kayla bc her memory doesn't know Logan. But, her heart and body does and anytime he's around they go crazy. Logan and Kayla won't give up on each other without a fight.

Like all the previous 5 books I couldn't put it down until it was finished. In the previous book/couples stories we saw Kayla wanting Logan and her biding her time. Now, it's Logan's time to wait. He definitely pulled out all the stops. He proved why he's the perfect man and father. He's def my favorite of the series!

Even though Kayla doesn't remember things, she's still the same caring person. For a few things she got a redo at. Which I was happy for her bc she deserved it. My heart broke for her too. I can't imagine not remembering my perfect man.

This was an awesome awesome series and so upset its ending. But, hoping that we'll see them when Courtney's brothers get their series. I'm looking forward to that and more from these ladies in the future.   



Many people have asked up what’s coming after the Checkmate Duet Series.
We are planning to release A WEEK WITH A BAD BOY together under Brooke and Lyra on October 19, 2017! We can’t wait! It will be exclusively on Amazon and enrolled in Kindle Unlimited.

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Early 2018 we will start releasing the BISHOP BROTHERS Series!
It’s an interconnected stand alone series that will follow Courtney’s 4 brothers! Yes, all 4! We’re so excited about this and can’t wait to tell you more. If you would like to know the titles, please CLICK HERE! We’re still in the early planning stages but will update our “coming soon” page with more info as soon as it’s set in stone.

Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox who share a love of You’ve Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make your lady bits tingle and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you!