Posts Tagged: contemporary

REVIEW: Taming Cross by Ella James

REVIEW: Taming Cross by Ella James

REVIEW Wow – Taming Cross was so good.  One thing I  LOVE about Ella James is that her writing is so SMART.  She never assumes readers are stupid, she always assumes they’re smart.  And that’s how she writes her stories.  She researches stuff thoroughly so when you’re reading stuff in her stories about science or medicine, it’s all real.  I love that about her because I’m a huge science nerd and that’s how Ella and I first met… I read her YA SF book HERE and I just loved it. It had so much cool SF in there, especially for a YA book. She did the same thing in Selling Scarlett with Cross’ accident – all his hospital stuff was so well researched and I loved it. In Taming Cross, Cross is out of the hospital, he’s recovering from a horrific motorcycle accident, and he’s just sorta lost.  Poor Cross. … Read more »

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REVIEW: Time’s Forbidden Flower by Diane Rinella

REVIEW: Time’s Forbidden Flower by Diane Rinella

REVIEW: Time’s Forbidden Flower once again has us visit the lives of Lily and Donovan, siblings who fell in love as teenagers and have denied their love because they had to conform to the norms of society.  The first book, Love’s Forbidden Flower was a heartbreaking look at how forbidden love can destroy a person.   Lily, always the strong one in this relationship, was willing to put it all on the line, live a lie and deny their sibling relationship, while Donovan was always being pressured by his mother and father to stay away from Lily or they would have him declared a pedophile. That book tore me up.  The second book is just as touching.  For such a taboo subject, it is handled with class.  Lily and Donovan have moved on, they each have families, they each have children, they each have jobs that fulfill them.  But when… Read more »

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REVIEW: Inspire by Heather Buchine

REVIEW: Inspire by Heather Buchine

Inspire  by Heather Buchine Publication date: March 31st 2013 Genre: NA Contemporary Romance   DESCRIPTION 18-year old Paige Rice, an exquisite beauty from East Hampton, NY, has just celebrated her high school graduation and is expecting to spend her summer living it up with all her socialite friends. But her parents have a different idea – she is being hauled away-literally- to the mountains of Vermont for the entire summer- in an RV! Assuming she will be an outcast amongst the other teens at the campground still does not prepare her for the treatment she receives, which is far worse than she imagined. She also isn’t prepared for Travis, the campground owner’s son and the “Sexiest” guy she has ever laid eyes on. Travis is the only one who shows any interest in getting to know Paige. The only problem is that they have to explore what lies between them in secret. But once all the secrets are stripped away, the truth may be crushing. ***Intended for mature audiences due to language and sexual content***… Read more »

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COVER REVEAL: The Devil’s Tattoo by Nicole R. Taylor

COVER REVEAL: The Devil’s Tattoo by Nicole R. Taylor

The Devil’s Tattoo  by Nicole R. Taylor Publication date:  September 1st 2013 Genre: Contemporary Romance 18+ DESCRIPTION Zoe Granger picked up her first guitar the day her heart was smashed into a billion pieces. It was a way to keep her mind off her inevitable downward spiral, but music soon became her escape. She’s been burned too many times to tell and is just happy to coast through life, never putting herself out there. That’s until her best friend Dee suggests they start a band and suddenly she finds herself not just a part of it, but fronting the whole outfit. They call themselves The Devil’s Tattoo and when they release their debut EP, it rockets to the top of the charts and it’s like an overnight fairytale. Contracts, photo shoots, royalties and interviews are heaped onto the shy Zoe and it’s like she’s finally found her place. Then comes the phone call that changes everything. They’ve been… Read more »

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GIVEAWAY and COVER REVEAL: Ruin by C.J. Scott

GIVEAWAY and COVER REVEAL: Ruin by C.J. Scott

Ruin  by C.J. Scott Series: A Summer in Winter Novel 1 Publication Date: August 2013 Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance DESCRIPTION Kate Bell isn’t perfect. Not even close. The things she got up to in college would cause her parents to fall off their pedestals in shock. Home for the summer vacation, Kate settles in for a long, boring break in the tiny backwater of Winter with folks who still treat her like she’s twelve. Then Ben Parker arrives and suddenly Winter gets interesting. He’s hot, mysterious and good with his hands. Kate falls for him instantly, but her cop father warns her to stay away. But how can she stay away from someone as compelling as Ben? Someone who thinks she’s perfect just the way she is? When Ben’s secrets catch up to him, not only is Kate’s heart in danger of being broken, but Ben’s entire future could be ruined. … Read more »

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RELEASE DAY GIVEAWAY: CRAVE by Monica Murphy

RELEASE DAY GIVEAWAY: CRAVE by Monica Murphy

CRAVEby Monica Murphy DESCRIPTION Billionaire Archer Bancroft always gets what he wants—and he’s wanted Ivy Emerson, his best friend’s sister, for far too long. Being forbidden and untouchable only makes her more tempting. When a million-dollar bet with his friends throws down a challenge—last bachelor standing takes all—Archer knows he can win. That is, until one enchanted evening with Ivy takes his heart for a ride. Ivy knows Archer is nothing but bad news: Infuriating, arrogant…and completely intoxicating. But despite her best efforts, she can’t seem to keep away. When a stolen kiss leads to a night of heated passion, Ivy realizes she’s in trouble and in head over heels. But in the light of day, everything seems clearer and Archer’s not so sure a one-night stand is all he wants. Concocting a plan to keep Ivy by his side, Archer might just be willing to lose this bet…and win… Read more »

August 6, 2013 Uncategorized 2

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REVIEW: The Edge of Never by JA Redmerski

REVIEW: The Edge of Never by JA Redmerski

The Edge of Never  (The Edge of Never #1)  by J.A. Redmerski DESCRIPTION Sometimes life takes you off course . . . THE EDGE OF NEVER Twenty-year-old Camryn Bennett thought she knew exactly where her life was going. But after a wild night at the hottest club in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, she shocks everyone-including herself-when she decides to leave the only life she’s ever known and set out on her own. Grabbing her purse and her cell phone, Camryn boards a Greyhound bus ready to find herself. Instead, she finds Andrew Parrish. Sexy and exciting, Andrew lives life like there is no tomorrow. He persuades Camryn to do things she never thought she would and shows her how to give in to her deepest, most forbidden desires. Soon he becomes the center of her daring new life, pulling love and lust and emotion out of her in ways she… Read more »

August 5, 2013 Uncategorized 4

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GIVEAWAY and EXCERPT: Nice Girl to Love by Violet Duke

GIVEAWAY and EXCERPT: Nice Girl to Love by Violet Duke

Nice Girl to Love:  The Complete Collection  by Violet Duke Publication date: July 31st 2013Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance DESCRIPTION The • Nice • Girl n. 1. female of the species who never does anything or anyone bad: Hands-off, she’s a nice girl. 2. the woman that men take home to meet mom: Find my son a ‘nice girl to love.’ SEE ALSO: a good girl; girl scout; Abby Bartlett This is the complete Nice Girl to Love serial romance collection, which contains: Resisting the Bad Boy (Book One), Falling for the Good Guy (Book Two), and Choosing the Right Man (Book Three). THE ONE SHE NEVER THOUGHT SHE COULD KEEP…  Abby Bartlett is the quintessential nice girl. Between teaching, volunteering, completing her PhD, and helping her best friend raise his daughter, Abby never gets the chance to be anything but nice. That is, until the all-wrong-for-her man she’s only ever known from afar starts daring her to simply take that chance for herself. His sage advice? Try something wild and fast.  Preferably him…. Read more »

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