Monday, July 21, 2014

Callahan Series (Beachwood Bay Spinoff) by Melody Grace

by Melody Grace
Callahans #1
Callahans #2
Beachwood Bay #3.5
Beachwood Bay #4
This is the first book that I have read by Melody Grace, but she is definitely on my to read list!  The Callahans series knocked me off my feet and left me wanting more of this series.  I will have to go back and check out some of the Beachwood Bay books.  You can tell by the references in this book that the series is tightly wound and that is exactly what I look for in a great series.
Alicia and Dex steam up the pages and will set your device on fire in this first and second installment in the series.  The chemistry is off the chain and the characters are perfect. 
The stand alone quality is great, but you can tell there is more to this series.  I can’t wait to read more!

He’ll teach her a pleasure beyond her wildest dreams…
Alicia Wright isn’t the kind of girl to make out with a stranger in a dark alley. She’s spent years playing it safe, pining after the perfect man – who’s about to marry someone else. She doesn’t know how to move on, until a sexy stranger turns her world upside down with a wickedly tempting proposition…
She’ll rescue him from the edge of oblivion…
Rock star Dex Callahan swore his days of fame and debauchery were behind him, but the spotlight keeps calling his name. Determined not to fall into his old life, he goes looking for distraction -- and finds an intoxicating red-head with a mouth made for sin. One kiss could never be enough, so Dex offers her a deal: spend one week with him, and she’ll forget her old flame ever existed.
Together, they’ll ignite a passion that will change them forever…
No rules. No limits. As the whirlwind week of pleasure unfolds, Alicia discovers a desire she never knew existed – and the tortured heart Dex hides behind his charming smile. But can old loves so easily be replaced? And when the week is over, will their bond be strong enough to weather the storm?

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Until Alex

Until Alex by J. Nathan


So I dove right into this book and really didn’t know what to expect.  New author, debut novel it’s kind of like riding a bike for the first time you don’t know if you are gonna fall off or keep going.  Well needless to say I kept going all the way to the end and this was an amazing ride!

Until Alex has an unforgettable plot and authentic characters that drew me in and held my attention the entire book.   This book ripped up my heart and put it back together.  I fell in love with this book!

PS I actually cried while reading this book which never happens.



On the outside, Hayden is every girl's living breathing fantasy, brooding and devastatingly gorgeous. He spends his nights losing himself in alcohol and faceless girls, but it's all just a facade. An elaborate cover for the emotionless shell of a man he is. One who harbors too many secrets and destroys lives the way his was destroyed. It’s the reason he avoids relationships and keeps everyone at arm's length…
Until Alex
Alex’s life just shattered into a million pieces, leaving her with more grief than she knows what to do with and guilt so deep it’s destroyed the carefree girl she once was. Now she’s hundreds of miles from home, living with an aunt she doesn't know, finishing senior year at a college she’s never been to, and trying desperately to get through a single day without breaking down. She's never felt more alone in her life...
Until Hayden
The trouble with Hayden is who he wants to be and who he is are in constant flux. And though he’d die before letting Alex learn the truth about him, he can’t be sure he's strong enough to let her in…or push her away. She’s the one person who just might see the real him

By a Dangerous Man Series

Trapped by a Dangerous Man by Cleo Peitsche

By a Dangerous Man #1

1 naïve female bounty hunter
1 hot criminal
1 record snow storm
mix all ingredients and lock into a house for a few days.
I really like this book.  Corbin is the perfect sexy do gooder bad guy and Audrey is trying to find herself and some cash along the way.  I will indeed follow this series.  I have to know more about the mysterious Corbin and all his criminal ways. Oh and where he learned to cook!
Synopsis: What does she owe to the man who saved her life?
Despite growing up a bounty hunter, being taken seriously is a constant struggle for 24-year-old Audrey Stroop. When she stumbles across information on Corbin Lagos, she recognizes the chance of a lifetime.
One blizzard and a car accident later, she wakes up in gorgeous Corbin’s bed. She doesn’t know how he’ll react if he discovers that the woman he rescued intends to haul him in. She also can’t fight her attraction to him.
He’s nothing like the men she typically seduces and discards. He’s dominant. He’s dangerous. And he’s going to explode her life into a million tiny pieces.

Black Halo

All Night Long by Madelynne Ellis

Black Halo # 1

all night

Holy Hotness!!!  What would you do to have your every fantasy fulfilled by your favorite rock star??? Take him up on it and rock his world…duh!  This is exactly what Ginny Walters did when she met Ashley Black Halo’s lead guitar player. 

Can a one night stand turn into true love?

This book was funny, smutty, and hit all the right spots for me.  Rock star…check.  Hot chemistry…check. Tons on laughs…check.

I can’t wait for more sexy encounters with the Black Halo band and to see how Ginny’s roomie dealt with the lead singer.



One night of rampant passion with a rock star, that’s all it’s supposed to be. Ginny Walters isn’t looking for love, only some sexy fun with an amazingly hot guy, that is, until she hooks up with Black Halo’s lead guitarist, Ash Gore, on the night the band implodes. When vocalist Xane walks off stage bringing the gig to a premature end, Ash and the guys find themselves unable to reach their hotel due to the presence of an irate mob. Luckily, Ginny offers them the use of her room for the night.
Ginny does her best to be a good hostess. However, it’s not long before she discovers a side to womanizing, bad boy, Ash that she never imagined. Beneath his hard rock image, is a man so hung up on the possibility of being hurt by love that he’s unwilling to risk becoming emotionally involved. How can she convince him that the bond between them is worth exploring, given that she’s not sure dating a rock star is terribly bright idea?
Ash can’t seem to get Ginny out of his head. She’s totally unlike the groupies he normally beds; women who love to fan his ego, but ultimately leave him dismally unsatisfied. Ginny sees through all his bullshit and the media hype to the scarred man beneath. Given that instinctive understanding, does he really want to say goodbye forever coming daybreak?
Maybe it’s time they both gave love another chance

The Mean Girl Apologies

by Stephanie Monahan


Go back to high school…um NO!  I graduated with the same people that I was raised with in a small town.  It has been 17 years and I have yet been to a class reunion.  I still live in the same small town in Alabama, but have no desire to see anyone that I went to high school with.  Was I bullied? No Was I popular?  I was, but didn’t realize it at the time.  I was just myself. 

This book explains exactly why I do not want to see anyone I went to school with.  High school drama and cliques does not really go away.

I didn’t want to put this book down.  Everyone in HS knows  the mean girls, weather your were one yourself or go tormented by one, but some mean girls grow up and are still mean.  This is the case for Natalie Jamison. 

Natalie is trying to find herself after college and get sucked into her hometown clique and back into her mean girl ways.  After having a change of heart, and hearing her old secret flame sing a song about her on the radio, she sets out to make amends to all the people she hurt in high school…even the famous ones.


You know that catchy song you keep hearing on the radio? It’s about you.
Natalie Jamison has spent five years trying to forget the girl she was in high school: popular, pretty…and, okay, mean. Now in her twenties and living once again in her small town, she’s right back where she was: following Queen Bee Amber and keeping secrets from her best friend, Sarah.
Secrets like Jack Moreland.
Everyone knows Jack Moreland—his new album, Good Enough, is everywhere. He’s famous. Impossibly handsome. Completely untouchable. But what none of Natalie’s old clique knows is that in high school, Natalie and Jack fell in love. And their secret relationship was incredible, painful—and earth-shattering enough to inspire an entire album.
Facing friends and enemies isn’t easy, but Natalie will go to great lengths to prove she is good enough—to her friends, to herself, and most of all, to the small-town boy turned worldwide heartthrob she never forgot.

The Porter Brothers


What Happens in Vegas…Doesn’t Always Stay There

Porters Brothers #1

by Terry Towers


Holy Ménage…twins?  Dane and Graham held my attention like no other identical duo has.  Genevieve I could have done without.  Jealously…maybe but her characters just couldn’t get it together for me and annoyed   me to no end. 

I am really holding out for Dane’s story.



What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, right? Not always…
After being left at the altar by her high school sweetheart Genevieve Fennel is done with love, done with romance and done with men. Period. She’s always been a good girl, while her friends indulged in casual encounters and they seem happy and satisfied enough. So why can’t she?
Meeting NYPD officers Dane and Graham Porter in Vegas gives her an opportunity to be the bad girl she thinks she needs to be. After a night of passion, she finds herself embarrassed of her wanton behaviour, but takes solace in the fact she can put the night behind her once she returns home.
Back in New York just when she thinks she can forget what happened in Vegas, destiny shows it has other plans. When there’s a break-in at her boutique, it’s the sexy-as-sin Porter brothers who are sent to her rescue intent on stirring up the feelings of abandon she’s trying to forget.
How can she forget what happened in Vegas, when the two men who brought her to such heights of pleasure refuse to let her go so easily? Even if she does decide to open her heart to them, how can she make a choice between the two amazing brothers, both intent on winning her affections? Or maybe she doesn’t have to…

Temptation in Shadows


Gena Showalter is spot on in this novella with a unique cast of characters.  the action packed plot and fast paced storyline is filled to the brim with strong personalities.  The romance was also there.  This short packs a punch!


Tall, lean, muscular—and definitely rough around the edges—Sean Walker is not your typical nightclub bodyguard. He’s a controller of shadows, able to wield darkness at will. But when a mysterious woman at the club turns out to have powers greater than his own, he has no choice but seduction…

Friday, July 11, 2014

Lovestruck in London




I have to admit chick lit is a hit or miss these days and Lovestruck in London has potential to be high up in the category.  It started strong but over coarse of the book I asked myself when will it end?  I thought that this plot was right up my alley and it was.  I mean who doesn’t want to move to a foreign land meet the rich and famous man of your dreams…right?  But I found it lagging in pace and it seemed to drag at times. 



Lizzie Medina went to London to reinvent herself. Tired of being the quiet baby sister, and in no hurry to settle into a boring existence in surburbia, she escapes from home at the first opportunity. When she settles in London for a year of post-graduate studies, Lizzie is sure she’ll be able to start a whole new life. Immerse herself in the books she loves. Explore a new country. Work on her dream of writing a novel. She might even be able to find a little bit of excitement for once.
But falling unexpectedly in love with up-and-coming actor Thomas Harper causes Lizzie to re-think… everything. Just as she’s convinced herself this small-town girl from the Midwest can handle this great adventure, Thomas’s career suddenly explodes to superstar levels, and Lizzie finds herself forced to navigate the fame game of red carpets, catty co-stars, gossip magazines, and paparazzi. When she wished for a new life, she had no idea it would be anything like this!
Lizzie must now determine if her love—and her confidence—are strong enough to get her through the complications of dating a movie star. Even if she and Thomas are able to pull through before she has to leave London, how will she deal with the inevitability of returning to a life at home that no longer feels like her own? Will she follow her family’s wishes or follow her heart? Will the Lizzie she discovered in London be strong enough to help her pursue her dreams?

Thompson and Son’s

Rocky Ride by Vivian Arend

Thompson and Son’s # 1


Mitch and Anna steam up the sheets and other places in this spin-off series opener.  I have not read the other series Six Pack Ranch but loved this book so much I already have the second book loaded to my reader.  This is a series to look out for and I can’t wait to see the other Thompson’s and their wild adventures.  I also want to go back and read Six Pack Ranch because it was obvious that the Thompson sister has a back-story and I would love to read it as well.


He’s got a touch that’s hotter than hot
It took a hell of a lot of fast-talking and more than a few speeding tickets before Mitch Thompson convinced Constable Anna Coleman to take him for a ride. Only now that she’s loosened off her stiff RCMP uniform, it’s not nearly enough. Their secret sexual escapades are mind-blowing, but Mitch wants more than her body—he wants her heart.
Her world could go up in flames
It’s a dangerous road to walk, and Anna doesn’t know how far she can safely tread. Bad boy Mitch may have lured her wild side out to play, but giving in to their increasingly passionate desires could endanger her very civilized career. Somewhere between yearning and obsession there has to be a balance point.
Or they’re both going to get burned

Son’s of Kane Series

Don’t Bite the Bridesmaid by Tiffany Allee

Son’s of Kane # 1

bite the bridesmaid

In this hilariously funny romance with a paranormal twist some people know about vampires and some vampires do not realize it.  The attraction is spot on and chemistry is hot.  Great intro to this Son’s of Kane series.

Alice needs a date for her sister’s wedding and it just so happens that the entire wedding party is on a cruise ship.  She convinces her neighbor Noah to be her date.  The problem is Noah is a vampire and has been introduced as her fiancé. 

Along the way Alice realizes Noah is a vampire and he is doing the his best to keep it in the dark. 


Alice Shepard needs one thing: a date for her sister's wedding. And not just any date. A hunk who will make her fiancé rue the day he left her for her best friend. Her drop-dead gorgeous neighbor fits the bill—even if he is a bit quirky and never comes out during the day—and Alice has downed just enough appletinis to ask him. But she makes it quite clear that there will be no funny business.
Spending a week on a cruise ship full of humans while sleeping close to his sexy next-door neighbor sounds like a helluva bad idea to vampire Noah Thorpe. But his friends need time to get him out of a shotgun wedding—a vampire bonding that will tie his fate to a female vampire he's never met. And Alice's offer comes at just the right time.
What could possibly go wrong?

Don’t Blackmail the Vampire by Tiffany Allee

Son’s of Kane #2

blackmail vamp

So again, this series is seriously funny has great characters and the situations that they get themselves into are great! This series has grown into one I look for.



Rachel Davis will do anything to get her sister out of a bad relationship with her fiancé. Even if it involves a few fibs, a little breaking-and-entering, and blackmailing the fiancé's potential boss, Charles, for his help. So what if the handsome Charles happens to be a vampire?
Charles Wright has found the perfect way to trap the man threatening his brother's wife: cozy up to him, get invited along on the skiing trip, and then search for incriminating evidence. How much better that audacious but gorgeous Rachel is just as eager to nail the bastard. As far as he's concerned, there's nothing wrong with a little blackmail between two consenting adults. Especially when it's time for Rachel to pay up.

His to Claim by Opal Carew

His to Claim


His to Claim is a composition of six short erotic stories that make up this novel.  Apparently I missed the other series because there were so unexplained issues with Jessica and Rafe…I guess another series?  Anyway, I immediately fell in love with this series.  With sexy, steamy characters and the perfect chemistry in addition to a rock star plot makes for the perfect book!


What if you could have everything you’ve always wanted, but it cost you the life you’ve always known?
Rafe Ranier was my boss and secret crush. A rock musician by night and head of a billion dollar empire by day, Rafe could have any woman he wanted. But I was just the shy secretary he never noticed. For years I obsessed over him, until I finally realized I had to walk away. I needed to leave my secure life behind to discover who I really was.I never expected Rafe to follow me.Now I’m on the road with his band, Savage Kiss, and all my secret fantasies are coming true. But I fear I’ve made a huge mistake, because if I get any more attached to a man I can never truly have, my heart will be broken beyond all repair.
First published as a six-part erotic serial, His to Claim is the intoxicating tale of a woman torn between a tattooed, bad boy rock musician and the life she's always know. Now available for the first time as a complete book, this edition features sizzling new bonus material.(