Sunday, July 31, 2016

Don't Tempt Me ~ Lori Foster ~ New Release

Love comes along when it's least wanted 

Jason Guthrie has no time for entanglements—between helping out his widowed brother and teenage nephew and getting his hometown back on its feet, his days are spoken for. But his nights are another story… And when his lovely new neighbor, Honor Brown, reluctantly accepts his help in remodeling her house, Jason finds himself wishing his handyman skills could knock down the defenses she keeps building around herself.

Martial arts teacher Sullivan Dean knows real danger when he sees it—even when it takes the form of the gorgeous blonde helping her friend move in across the street. After putting his wayward past behind him to focus on teaching control to troubled kids, Sullivan has learned to avoid party girls like Lexie Perkins. But Sullivan can't seem to keep his hands off the real woman behind that flirty charm—or keep his heart from landing at her feet…

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3.5 Stars - Worth a Reader's Time 

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Don't Tempt Me is a sweet story set in a neighborhood being rejuvenated. Honor Brown moves in and forms an instant attraction with her neighbor, Jason. As the story moves forward, we not only see Honor's home be fixed up, we also see a young woman blossom under the gentle care of friends and neighbors. With a fun supporting cast, Don't Tempt Me, is a typically good Lori Foster read. There are no real surprises. This is a well written, enjoyable book for Foster fans and new comers alike.

Friday, July 29, 2016

Wild In Paradise ~ Leslie Pike

Temptation can alter a person's direction. But passion has the power to change you into something completely new. For movie star FINN KENNEDY, best friend FATHER PAUL CRUZ and Wardrobe Assistant ESME SCOTT life is about to drastically change. A movie set's a great place to test a persons will. You can get away with almost any indulgence. Finn has a penchant for play, his best friend Father Paul for his newly discovered sex life and Esme for her hard fought independence. Are mistakes of the past too big to overcome? All three will find out, when they get WILD IN PARADISE.

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3.5 Stars - Worth a Reader's Time

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Since I just discovered Ms. Pike recently and enjoyed her debut novel, I was excited to be able to continue reading her work right away. Wild In Paradise loosely continues the story of the group we met in Trouble in Eden, but this time the focus is on Finn, his childhood friend Paul, and Esme (who is new to the group). The rest of the gang is still around, but this time in more secondary roles.

This is a well written, fun book. Romantic relationships play a key part in the story telling, but we also see people dealing with real life issues. We have a domestic abuse survivor, a relapsing/recovering addict, someone facing a cross roads, and the people who love and support them. This go around, Ms. Pike also gives us an element of suspense that keeps you on the edge of your seat while you watch how it will play out.

I did have one *small* complaint with Wild in Paradise. Finn and Esme are supposed to be in a fledgling romantic relationship, but we really don't see a whole lot of them together. The way the story line plays out, it works, but that would have been the biggest change I would have made.

 If you are just discovering Ms. Pike's work, you could easily start with this book as it is written as a stand alone. I would definitely recommend reading Trouble with Eden first though, the bulk of the characters in Wild in Paradise are introduced in that book and there is relevant back story that would add to the enjoyment here.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Burn ~ Elisabeth Grace ~ New Release

Are you ready for more Marco?
 The conclusion to the Duplicity Duet is NOW LIVE!

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One word.
Two letters.
But those two letters changed everything.
It was impossible to predict the impact I would have on the life of the only woman I'd ever truly loved. No way to know that I would result in her ruin.
I’d suffer for eternity with the knowledge that it was me who brought devastation to her doorstep. Though I deserved the anguish I felt, to see her suffer was unacceptable.
I would fix this.
Somehow I would prove to her that I wasn't the monster she thought I was.
Even if it meant becoming a monster in order to make that happen.


 Then the door swung open and there he was. For a brief moment I was taken by his handsome features—his olive skin and pronounced jaw, the sparkle in his dark eyes, his perfect, straight nose. More than anything, it was the pull that remained between us that surprised me. Like I was a planet still circling his sun. There was a moment when we locked eyes that the gravity of all that had happened wasn’t weighing heavy between us, and it almost caused me to stumble back. Then, after the moment of intimacy had passed, I was sure I saw dread slip over his expression. I wasn’t going to stay put and find out though. I wouldn’t be standing on his doorstep begging for whatever scraps of information he deemed worthy of casting my way. No, I was here to demand what he, at the very least, owed me, and I wouldn’t leave until he gave it to me. “We need to talk.” I pushed past him, careful not to make contact, and bolted down the hallway toward the living room. “Emily, this isn’t a good time.” Marco’s footsteps followed quickly behind me. “I don’t care. Put aside whatever it is you’re doing. I want answers.” I came to an abrupt stop when I stepped into the living/dining area and found Alexa sprawled across the couch like she was a feast ready to be enjoyed. Her blouse was half unbuttoned, her legs draped over the cushions, causing her skirt to ride up a bit on her thighs, and her lips slightly swollen. Her lipstick had been rubbed off her mouth and onto her skin. She wore a saccharine smile that I wanted to rip off her face. I crossed my arms over my chest and turned back to Marco. “Oh, I see. Well, pardon me for interrupting.” There was no disguising the venom in my voice. His tortured gazed darted from me to her and back a few times before he schooled his features and responded. “Can we have this conversation some other time?” he asked, his voice neutral. “Marco, who’s this?” Alexa purred from behind me. I spun to address her with a fake smile on my face. “I’m Emily. We met at the art show a few months ago when I was there with Marco. Back when we were still fucking. You can call me Brandi, though.” I turned to lock gazes with him before finishing. “Everyone who knows me intimately does.” His fists clenched at his sides and his jaw tightened. Good. Some small part of me was pleased that I was still able to elicit a reaction like that from him. I swung my attention back to the blonde on the couch. “I’m sorry to swing by unannounced like this and interrupt what was obviously going to be a good time for you both. I just need a few minutes with Marco, and then I’ll be out of your hair.” Alexa’s eyes narrowed on me for a moment, and though she was playing nice with me—probably for Marco’s benefit—it was clear she wasn’t pleased with the interruption. “Perhaps I should go,” she said. “No!” Marco said, whip fast. “Emily should be the one to leave.” Not going to lie. That stung. A lot. No matter that everything between Marco and I had been based on lies, the fact that I was so easily tossed aside smarted. “I’m not going anywhere until we speak.” I leveled him with a gaze that told him I was serious. “Why don’t you use my bathroom to freshen up, Alexa? It’s that way through my bedroom.” He pointed toward the room that we’d spent many a night in. “I’ll meet you there in a few minutes.” A victorious smile crept across her face, and her gaze swung to me as she rose from the couch. She brushed her fingers across Marco’s chest as she passed him. “Don’t be too long.” He nodded but didn’t spare her a glance as she passed, his gaze still fixed on me. As soon as the bedroom door closed, I spoke. “Sorry to interrupt your play time, Marco, but you owe me some answers and I’m ready to collect.”

Haven’t met Marco Valenti yet, Now is your chance!
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USA Today Bestselling author, Elisabeth Grace, has a soft spot for romance novels with happily ever afters and a hot spot for alpha males! She currently lives outside Toronto, Canada with her hubby and two small children. Life is busy, but never to busy for a good story and to share her love of reading and writing with others. 


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Elizabeth's Review

4.5 stars - one of the best books I've read 

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I've been fairly outspoken about not loving cliffhangers or duets - if you are an author considering one or both of those things then you need to read Hook and Burn. In these two books, Ms. Grace shows just how to do it and do it well! Word of caution - if by chance you have not read book 1, Hook, do not read Burn until you do. Burn picks up right where Hook leaves off and continues the story of Marco and Emily/Brandi. This is a well written, fast paced conclusion to their story. It's full of twists, turns, surprises, drama, and romance. If you are on the squeamish side regarding sexy time - probably not the book for you as there is a lot of that, some presented in ways that are designed to make you a little uncomfortable - right along with the characters that are so easy to empathize with. There is an element of intrigue and suspense in this, the second half of the duet that keeps you are your toes - even when you think everything is tied up in a nice bow. Because this is a duet - the 4.5 star rating really encompasses the whole story, not just Burn (even though it's excellent!)

The Road to Paradise ~ Leslie Pike ~ New Release

Title: The Road to Paradise
Series: Paradise #3
Author: Leslie Pike
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 27, 2016


Happily ever after starts easy enough. It's what comes next that's the bitch. For JACK & NICKI and PAUL & BB the strength of their relationships are about to be proved, when life rocks their smooth rides and tumbles everyone's expectations in the air. When the fairytale gets real, it takes more than great sex to navigate THE ROAD TO PARADISE. It takes great love.

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Paul's powerful arms sweep me back into the motor home. He slams the door shut, then rips off my towel. It goes sailing through the air and lands in the kitchen sink. Jimi Hendrix is singing "Foxy Lady" in the background, and I'm feeling the vibe. My man's playing air guitar in the nude, and he's using his dick as the instrument. He knows every word and every lick of the song. It's an outstanding performance worthy of a Grammy. What a creative guy. When he mouths that I'm his little heartbreaker and a sweet love maker, he moves to the tip of his dick and gives it an extra flick. He's really getting into it as I watch him bite his lower lip. Makes me want to suck on it right now. First the lip and then more.

I start dancing freely around the compact space, a half naked flower child. The room's been decorated with 60's posters from the Fillmore West and Winterland. The Set Decorator was correct to assume I'd like that touch. We're in the mood. We may be stoned, but that won't stop us. Nothing does. Paul puts down his "guitar", then effortlessly lifts me onto the table. He unties my fringed vest and opens it so he can see my breasts. His mouth finds my nipples and he uses his tongue to tease them to hard peaks. I lean back onto my elbows and use my foot to gently push him away. I trace the contours of his impressive muscles, exploring the hills and valleys. Paul's motif would be one word. Hard.

He grabs my ankle. Lifting my foot to his lips, he starts with my toes, planting kisses all the way down to the back of my calf. I feel his warm breath behind my knee, then on the inside of my thigh. He gets within a few inches of my pussy, then pauses to catch my gaze.
"Here I come baby. I'm goin' to get you!" he shouts over the blasting music.

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Leslie Pike lives in Orange County, California, with her husband Don, and their Pom-Poo, Mr. Big. Before writing her first novel, Leslie worked as a screenwriter on episodic television. She’s traveled the world with her Stuntman/Stunt Coordinator/Second Unit Director husband. They’ve been on movie sets from Africa to Israel, from New York to Los Angeles. Some of Leslie’s favorite things include calligraphy, long walks with her friends and afternoons at the movies.

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Monday, July 25, 2016

Baby It's You ~ Ryleigh Andrews ~ New Release

Baby, It's You (Stars On Fire #3.5)
by Ryleigh Andrews
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
Release Date: July 25, 2016
It's been a long road for the members of Last Star and they are ready for some holiday fun ... Mia's last minute plans to produce a holiday song for their fans had the band converging on their lead singer's in-home studio—in the middle of cold and snowy December. But Marty, Clark, and Todd would do anything for Mia ... especially a pregnant Mia. What could go wrong? More than you think ...  
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During the day, Ryleigh is an analyst, but even then, she’s writing, sneakily crafting scenes on post-it notes. She's been told she's a bit of a geek...some say nerd. She'll agree to it all. She loves music. It's been a force in her life for as long as she can remember. Her love of Star Wars and superheroes has probably been going on just as long...see, this is where the geek/nerd thing comes into play. But, most of all, Ryleigh loves the written word. She's been writing for a long time. Her first story came to her during one of her history classes. She wrote it in the margins of her notebook in teeny tiny letters so no one knew that she was writing a book instead of taking notes on 16th Century Europe. She currently lives in Chicago, Illinois, with her husband and son, along with her Siberian Husky, Mick Jagger, and her cat, Winston Churchill.  
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Sunday, July 24, 2016

The Trouble With Eden by Leslie Pike

Is it bad that hours after meeting stuntman STEVEN FRENCH I was having mind blowing sex on the beach with him? If it is, then it's the best bad decision of my life.

Ever since my marriage ended, relationships for me have existed at an arms distance. I'd stopped looking for a white knight to come rescue me, and learned to rely only on myself. It seemed like the best way to avoid being hurt again. But that was before a film crew became my Pacific Grove neighbors and before I saw those hypnotic green eyes. Now, despite all odds, we're creating our own Eden.

But there's only one thing wrong with the GARDEN OF EDEN... There's always a snake,

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars - Would recommend to a friend

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The Trouble With Eden is the debut novel for screen writer turned novelist, Leslie Pike. She uses her unique experience to tell us the story of real-estate mogul turned aspiring screen writer, Bliss, and super sexy stuntman, Steve.
Bliss and Steve are both fun characters and it's entertaining to see how their case of insta-lust turns into a real relationship. The secondary cast plays a big role and everyone is very well written.
Ms. Pike did an excellent job of adding drama and conflict to the story and allowing it to seem organic to the lives of her characters. We see them deal with conniving co-stars, ex husbands, and potential tragedy and some of their solutions are downright amusing.
I really enjoyed The Trouble With Eden and look forward to seeing what Ms. Pike has in store for us next.

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Friday, July 22, 2016

The Decadence After Dark Series - M. Never - On Sale!

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Genre: Dark Erotic Romance
Three dark erotic tales under one sinful cover... Get Owned, Claimed, and Ruined with The Decadence After Dark Series. One hundred and eighty thousand words of Pulse-Pounding heat, raw passion and insatiable love! **Owned, Claimed, and Ruined are dark erotic romance. Please pay close attention to the use of the words dark, erotic, and romance. These books have intense sexual situations, a Master/slave relationship, mild abuse, and some violence. Reader discretion is advised.**  
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Owned (Book One in The Decadence After Dark Series)
"I like you collared, baby. I like you naked, I like you mine.” Ellie Stevens has lusted over Kayne Roberts since he first walked into the import/export company she works for a little over a year ago. As Expo’s most important client, Ellie has always kept a safe distance from the man with the majestic blue eyes - until temptation finally gets the better of her. Impulsively, Ellie invites Kayne to one of Expo's infamous company parties her flamboyant boss is notorious for throwing. Unbeknownst to Ellie, the god in the Armani suit isn’t just the suave entrepreneur he portrays himself to be. Underneath the professional exterior is a man with a secret life, dark desires, and nefarious contacts. In a hidden corner of a trendy New York City lounge, the spark kindling between the two of them ignites. Unable to resist the sinful attraction, Ellie agrees to leave with Kayne, believing she is finally bedding the man of her dreams. Little does she know when she walks out the door, she’s about to be Owned.

Claimed (Book Two in the Decadence After Dark Series)
With one look he consumed me. With one touch he marked me. With one kiss he owned me. With one whisper he claimed me. "No matter where you go or who you're with, you'll always be mine." Ellie Stevens thought she had moved on from the domineering man who abducted her. Now living in Hawaii and following her dreams, no one is going to keep her down. But things aren't always as they seem. Kayne Rivers reluctantly let Ellie go, but just because she's gone now, doesn't mean she'll be gone forever. She is his, and he won't stop until he's reclaimed her as his own. IMG_3154  
Ruined (A Decadence After Dark Novella)
Kayne Roberts. Kayne Rivers. Kayne Stevens. No matter his name, one fact remains the same. He's the man who enslaved me, ensnared me, claimed me and ruined me...For all other men that is. My life. My love My happiness. All belong to him. I belong to no one but him. He owns me. And I own him.

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M. Never resides in New York City. When she's not researching ways to tie up her characters in compromising positions, you can usually find her at the gym kicking the crap out of a punching bag, or eating at some new trendy restaurant. She has a dependence on sushi and a fetish for boots. Fall is her favorite season. She is surrounded by family and friends she wouldn't trade for the world and is a little in love with her readers. The more the merrier. So make sure to say hi!  
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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Perfect Together by Liliana Rhodes

“Have you ever thought about being more than friends?”

Becca Draven’s life has changed in ways she never imagined. She has a job she loves and a wonderful group of friends, even if they keep telling her she needs a boyfriend. The last thing Becca wants is a man in her life. All they do is complicate things. Besides, she already has one – her best friend Gideon.

Gideon Kohl is an architect on the rise and after several high-profile projects, everyone wants a piece of him. He’s always loved being the center of attention, but lately there’s only one person he cares to be around – his best friend Becca. And with his brother Gabriel telling him they’re perfect together, Gideon can’t help but see Becca in a different light. Can friends turn into lovers?

While Perfect Together is a standalone romance, it takes place after the events of Canyon Cove #1, Playing Games (available for FREE).

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My rating: 3 of 5 stars - Average Read

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This was a cute fun little book.
It's part of a series, so there was some back story that was obviously missing, but not enough to detract from what I was reading.
Becca and Gideon are friends, but everyone around them insists it HAS to be more. Gideon has that light bulb moment and things go a little crazy from there.
I enjoyed Becca and Gideon's story and almost gave this 3.5 stars, but two things held me back. 1) Some of the dialogue and situations felt really forced for two people who are friends and spend so much time together - like they are trying way too hard. 2) The one scene with sexy time felt like a thesaurus had been tossed at it. I get that it was the only sexy time is a very short book, but I could have done with fewer cliché descriptors.
Overall, if you are a fan of Ms. Rhodes - definitely give it ago. If you (like me) are newer to her, it's a fun quick read.

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Something So Rights ~ Natasha Madison ~ Excerpt Reveal


Coming August 1, 2016

The moment everything changed didn’t happen in that cliché rockets-red-glare kind of way, it happened in the form of a waking nightmare. I caught my husband, my high-school sweetheart, the father of my children, balls deep in a sordid affair.
That was when I gave up on men and love. 
I didn’t count on the NHL’s golden boy, the beautiful, arrogant Cooper Stone turning my life and my hockey rink upside down.

My kids are why I wake up in the morning.

Hockey is what Cooper breathes for.

We’re from different worlds and places in our lives but when our hearts collided something so wrong and different turned into something so right.


We pull up to the house way after everyone’s bedtime. Allison was asleep even before we pulled out of Meghan’s driveway. It’s been a long time I’ve felt this content.
I look over at Cooper, who looks far away in his thoughts.
He’s been like that all evening.
Once we get home, he quickly takes Allison out of her seat. Luckily she changed into her pyjamas before we left Meghan’s.
“I got her, babe, get the bags.”
Matthew is continuing his ‘celebrating’ by staying over at his friend’s house. Usually I would say no, but like Cooper said, it’s like he just won the cup.
By the time I get inside and sort through all the wet things, I sense him before I feel him wrap his hands around my waist.
“Babe, come outside with me.” Something in his voice makes my heart pound. My hands are getting clammy just walking outside with him.
We get to the hammock, and he sits down on it, making it like a swing. His feet are on the ground in front, and the back of the hammock against his back halfway. “Sit on me,” he demands.
“I can’t. I’m going to throw you over.” I stand there in front of him. He rubs his hands up and down the back of my legs, kissing my stomach. I’m still wearing my sundress from this afternoon.
“I won’t make you fall, I promise.”
I comb my fingers through his hair, looking down into his blue eyes. They’re like the key to his soul, always bright. Tonight they look clouded, like a storm is brewing.
“Okay,” I whisper and straddle his lap. I’m surprised we don’t topple over, but Cooper has his feet planted on the floor, so we aren’t going anywhere.
“Baby.” I look at him. “You’re scaring me.” I’m sure he can hear my heart beating in my chest.
“I’ve never felt like this.” He whispers, “I’ve had women, many women, but none were like you.” He kisses my chest right above my breast.
“Okay.” I twirl his hair through my fingers.
“When I looked over at you today and saw you sitting with James, my breath caught in my throat.”
“Honey.” I pull his hair so he looks up at me. “James and I, we are the past. Way, way in the past.”
“You made a life with him, you made a home with him, you have kids with him.” His voice trembles.
“I had all that, I made a home with him. I had kids with him. He threw that away. He tossed it aside.” I’m trying to calm my nerves. I’m scared that this is it. This will be the last time that I hold him. “Cooper.” He looks up at me, and I snap, my heart snaps. “No, you don’t get to decide this, you don’t get to toss me aside because you think you know what I want or need.” My heart is literally hurting. It’s aching. I blink away the tears that are forming in my eyes, continuing what I have to say. “If you don’t want me, just say it, but don’t you dare try to cop out of this giving yourself a clear conscience.” I drop my hands to my sides, looking into his eyes. I lean forward, kissing his eyes. “I’ve had many years with a man who not only looked through me, he passed by me, not stopping to look at me. But you, you see me.”I kiss his cheeks“I’ve had many years not smiling. Now I smile so much my cheeks hurt. I smile for no reason at all. I smile at you and because of you”I kiss his lips“I’ve had many years of little kisses, but none of them made my heart flutter like yours, none of them left me breathless because of them, none of them I longed for.” I can’t stop the one tear that has rolled down my face. “I want you, I want this”I point from him to me with my hand“I want this more than I care to admit”I put my forehead on his, our eyes watching each other“I want you to want me,” I whisper the last part, my heart hoping that he does pick me, that he picks us.
“I want you,” he says softly. “I want all of you. I want your mornings. I want your afternoons. I want your nights. I want your tomorrows, baby. I want it all. I was so scared you would want what you had, and not want what we have.”
I don’t say anything anymore. I just lean in, kissing his bottom lip, hoping he opens up for me, and he does. He opens so our tongues touch each other, and I know I’m home.
I want to get under his skin and it still wouldn’t be close enough. I fumble with his shirt, trying to rip it off his body. When my hands touch his chest, I make little traces of imaginary infinity signs all down his chest, hoping he feels it. He pulls down the tube part of my dress, bringing my bikini top with it. My nipples peak with the cold air on them. Cooper’s thumbs circle around my nipples, then he places his finger in the middle of my chest, making an infinity sign, all while looking into my eyes.
My need for him is all-consuming. He squeezes my breast, rubbing down to my ass. When both his hands cup my ass, he just palms it, pushing me more to him.
“Honey.” I’m stopped by his tongue invading my mouth. I’m invaded by his scent. His hand makes its way under my dress, moving my bikini bottoms to the side.
He enters me easily with two fingers, making me gasp. “Always ready for me, always.” With my head tossed back, he kisses down my neck with his tongue all the way to my nipple.
He takes it into his mouth, sucking deeply, sending shock waves all down to my core. “Honey, please.” I look down at him. “Be with me.”
He withdraws his fingers from me, then opens his shorts, freeing himself.
“Be with me, baby.” I lift myself till I’m positioned over him where I slowly slide all the way down, one inch at a time. I feel him stretching me open while he invades me.
I look into his eyes, hoping he sees what I feel. I move up and down again, all the while looking at him. He’s beautiful. He’s everything I’ve ever dreamed of, and he’s mine.
He picks me up by my hips, bringing me to the top of his dick before bringing me down again.
He lifts his feet off the ground, making us swing back and forth, putting him deeper into me. It’s like we are on a swing, so I push back, making him go back, him pushing forward, both of us wanting to go deeper and deeper. I’m close, so close. I know he is too because I feel fuller.
“Honey, I want you with me.”
“Babe, I’m there.” He grabs both my shoulders, thrusting down on him where I come apart. I squeeze him, taking him with me. He is groaning out his release, all the while we look into each other’s eyes. His blue eyes are clearer than before, more at peace, more calm. He kisses me deeply while still in me, the aftershocks of my orgasm still squeezing him.
“Stay with me tonight?” I ask him.
“What about Allison?” he says, knowing that I never want to cross that line.
“It’s okay. We can set an alarm, wake up together. Say yes, please.”
“As long as I’m with you, it’s yes, it’s always yes.”

About Natasha Madison

When her nose isn't buried in a book, or her fingers flying across a keyboard writing, she's in the kitchen creating gourmet meals. You can find her, in four inch heels no less, in the car chauffeuring kids, or possibly with her husband scheduling his business trips. It's a good thing her characters do what she says, because even her Labrador doesn't listen to her...

One Week To Score ~ Kate Meader ~ Blog Tour and Review

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One Week to Score

by Kate Meader
Tall, Dark, Texan #3
Publication Date: July 11, 2016
Genres: Adult, Entangled Brazen, Contemporary, Romance
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Synopsis: He’s the man she loves to hate . . .
Olivia Kane’s wedding day has just imploded spectacularly. Shots lined up at the bar? Bring it. Hot stranger on the hook? Come on down. What this party does not need is six feet and change of home-grown Texas cockiness in the form of her brother’s best friend, the man who broke her heart seven years ago. She’s the woman he has to have . . . Flynn Cross won’t stand by while Liv finds sensual solace in the arms of a stranger, not when his own hard-for-her body is more than up for the task. For one week, he’ll make her honeymoon-for-one a sizzling party for two. Breaking the rules, one steamy night at a time . . . But the taboo they’re breaking is only the beginning . . . and Flynn’s part in Liv’s wedding debacle could bring about their end.

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3.5 Stars - Worth A Reader's Time

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Olivia hates Flynn, but it's that special kind of hate reserved for someone you used to care about. He is the last person she wants in her space as she recovers from the wedding that wasn't.....

Ms. Meader takes these two former friends and shows us what happens when they stop avoiding each other. This is a quick, fun read that is surprisingly emotional. Olivia and Flynn have been in each other's lives for fifteen years, so a lot of baggage gets aired out during their week together. There were a couple of times when I wanted to shake them both, but overall I really enjoyed this story! It's a great conclusion to the Tall, Dark, and Texan series.


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EVEN THE SCORE (Tall, Dark, and Texan, #1)

Even the Score Book #1

Synopsis: He’ll make her an offer she can’t refuse…
Actress Tess McKenzie is performing in the Tenth Circle of Showbiz Hell—dinner theater. All she really wants is to start a theater of her own. Then Tess receives an offer she can’t refuse. She’ll get her funding…if she pretends to be the fiancée to her nemesis, Texan property tycoon Hunter Dade. If she’s going to pull this off, she’ll need all the luck she can get. Break a leg, indeed. On the verge of a big business deal, Hunter needs to hire a fiancée. He hasn’t quite forgiven Tess for ruining his wedding, but when their chemistry goes from combative to straight-up lust, the “no sex” clause in their mutually beneficial arrangement is tested. Which is a serious problem, because if Tess isn’t careful, she’ll go from breaking a leg to breaking her heart…

TAKING THE SCORE (Tall, Dark, and Texan, #2)

Taking the Score Book #2
Synopsis: His office temptation is now his full-blown fantasy…
Paying down her sister’s debts has left Emma Strickland with little more than the thrift store suit on her back. And as if the suckfest couldn’t get worse, she’s forced to moonlight as a waitress to support herself and her cat. At a strip club. Her uptight, sexy-as-hell boss Brody Kane can never find out. Texas property tycoon Brody Kane hired Emma for her spreadsheet skills, but her prim and proper demeanor sealed the deal. There’s no room in his life for a sexy distraction … and yet, he can’t stop lusting after the delicious Ms. Strickland. And then he takes an important client to a Chicago strip club and gets the worst lap dance in adult entertainment history. From Emma. Now that he knows his office good girl has a naughty streak, Brody makes it his mission to uncover her secrets, one steamy, illicit, over-the-desk encounter at a time. But Emma is hiding more than her side job, and her final secret could end up destroying them both.


Kate Meader Originally from Ireland, Kate cut her romance reader teeth on Maeve Binchy and Jilly Cooper novels, with some Mills & Boon thrown in for variety. Give her tales about brooding mill owners, oversexed equestrians, and men who can rock an apron or a fire hose, and she is so there. Now based in Chicago, she writes sexy contemporary romance with alpha heroes and strong heroines who can match their men quip for quip. Book Synopsis: Olivia Kane’s wedding day has just imploded spectacularly. What her pity party does not need is six feet and change of home-grown Texas cockiness in the form of her brother’s best friend. But Flynn Cross won’t stand by while Liv finds sensual solace in the arms of a stranger. Not when his own hard-for-her body is more than up for the task…


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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Promise You Forever ~ Celeste Grande ~ New Release

Brayden Callahan has loved Casey Grant his whole life. And Casey has only ever had eyes for Brayden. From puppy love to undying passion, their love is timeless, both of them secure in the fact that they are meant to be. 
Until she leaves for college.

Brayden finds himself swirling in a bundle of nerves. Realizing how much he hates being separated only solidifies his devotion to her. When Casey comes home for Christmas break, he knows he wants to seal the deal of their fate and promise her forever. But, in a nervous panic to make it the perfect evening, Brayden succeeds in doing only one thing: Making a mess of everything.
Can he pull it together long enough to officially ask her? And will she say yes?

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Meet Celeste Grande

Celeste Grande grew up loving words. From an early age, it was easy for her to open her heart through pen and paper and come away with something poetic. She never thought anything more than releasing her emotions would come of it though. A workaholic that can’t keep still, in her ‘real’ life, she’s a Certified Public Accountant who dreams of writing sexy books all day long. When she isn’t working, she’s reading, writing, mommying and being a wifey to the love of her life. She lives in New York, and is still putting pen to paper. Live Me, a new adult contemporary romance, is her debut novel.