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Friday, 31 July 2015

Giving Up For You by LM Carr - Cover Reveal




Giving Up For You (Book 2 of The Giving Trilogy)

By Author LM Carr

Coming August 11, 2015

 


Synopsis:

 

Breaking rules and tearing down walls, Adam Lawson and Mia Delaney give into a passionate love affair neither can resist. The love and intense bond they share is stronger than ever. 

 

But when dark shadows emerge from the past and threaten their families, how far are they willing to go to protect each other? How much are they willing to sacrifice to save the innocent ones they love?

 

Join Adam and Mia as they navigate through this journey called love.

 


 

Grab Book 1 so you can meet Adam Lawson and Mia Delaney

 

Giving In To You

By LM Carr

 


Amazon: 

US: http://amzn.to/1IPb5L8

UK: http://amzn.to/1FuP17k

Barnes & Noble:

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Friday, 24 July 2015

Flithy Dirty Laundry (Filthy Dirty Laundry #1) by Kailin Gow - ARC Review

 
 

Blurb:

 

Sidney Stone, a recent college graduate in journalism has freelanced at the hot tabloid online magazine FILTHY DIRTY LAUNDRY since it began, and has just been encouraged to apply for the editor's position. Just when she thought she was going to get the job, FILTHY DIRTY LAUNDRY was sold and her dream job of being the editor vanquished, only to find that FILTHY DIRTY LAUNDRY was sold to the gorgeous award-winning journalist Philip LaFleur, who happens to be the brother of her worst enemy, Kendall, who tortured and bullied her throughout high school. Can it get any worse?

As she watch her dreams vanish, she also gets into an accident with the cocky and much-too-sexy Philip, who seems to push every button in her, as he push beyond boundaries to get her to become a journalist she was meant to be. With Kendall also joining the magazine, along with Sidney's best friend Johnson, FILTHY DIRTY LAUNDRY has become a hotbed of twists, turns, and passions in this new steamy series where exposing celebrity dirty laundry has become more than what it seems.

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Kristine's Review:

Reviewed: July 2015.

I wanted something a little dirty, a tad smutty, something that still had a storyline that would draw me in, and while I enjoyed Filthy Dirty Laundry, Sidney intrigued me from the first page, I never quite felt fully invested in the story.

Sidney Stone knows what it's like to grow up in the public eye, her mother a centrefold and her father a one time television star, she knows exactly what it's like to be tabloid fodder, the fall from grace was tough and the mean girls in high school like Kendall made sure to let her know that she wasn't nor would she ever be one of the popular girls, so the decision to go into journalism particularly within the rag trade for gossip magazine Filthy Dirty Laundry (FDL) only served to show Sidney's  perseverance for doing what she loves, which is write and report on the world around her.

When Philip LaFleur's family takes over FDL, Sidney's hopes for a promotion flitter away, after a run in with her new boss Sidney is left confused by her reaction to him, one she's not prepared for, can Sidney possibly work for the object of her attraction, what is it that Philip wants from her, is he honestly attracted to her or is all of his sexy and sinful words just a game?

FDL was a short, sexy read for me, but I was never quite sold on the story, I'm intrigued by Philip and what his plans for Sidney are, likewise Sidney's best friend Johnson who seems to be biding his time, I wanted to love this book, but it just didn't quite hit the mark for me, I'm interested to see what happens next, but I never felt that all consuming desperation to uncover every little nuance, to find out what Philip is hiding, to see Sidney decide what she wants out of their new connection.


 
 

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Amazon AUS: http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B00ZECAEVE

Kick Push (The Road #2) by Jay McLean - ARC Review

 
Released: 4th August. 

Blurb:

There’s a single defining moment within every skater.
It lasts only a second. Two if you're good.
Three if you’re really good.
It’s the moment you’re in the air, your board somewhere beneath you, and nothing but wind surrounds you.
It’s the feeling of being airborne.

The sixteen-year-old version of me would’ve said it was the greatest feeling in the world.
Then at seventeen, I had my son.
And every single second became a defining moment. Even the ones that consisted of heartbreak when his mother left us.

Seventeen. Single. Dad.

That’s what my life became.
Yet, every day, I managed to find that feeling of being airborne.
Or at least I convinced myself I did.
But I lied—to myself and to everyone around me.
Until she showed up; Tanned skin, raven dark hair, and eyes the color of emeralds.

You know what sucks about being in the air?
Coming down from the high.
Sometimes you land on the board and nail the trick.
Then kick, push, and coast away.
Other times you fall.
You fall hard.
And those are the times when it’s not as easy to get back up, dust off your pads and try again.
Especially when the girl with the emerald eyes becomes your drug...
And you become her poison.

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Kristine's Review:

Reviewed: July 2015.
 
I'm sitting here trying to find words to do Kick Push justice, words that will convey the sheer agonising beauty of this book, words that will convey the depth of emotion I experienced reading this, but none come close, there aren't enough superlatives possible to describe what I feel right now, fear, pain, beauty, awe, joy, sorrow, excitement, LOVE ... none of them can truly capture the visceral response I'm living, because this book stole my heart within the first page, captured my soul in the first chapter, Kick Push was every thing I hoped for and so, so much more.
 
Josh Warden grabbed my attention in Where The Road Takes Me, he was strong, steadfast, fun and full of life and yet had this inherent sadness that always hovered somewhere just beyond reach, I knew with absolute certainty that he would the kind of character that would leave footprints on your heart, like Chloe he would change the way you look at the world, he would steal a piece of your heart and never give it back, and by God did he steal it, and the truth is I don't want it back, because getting it back means letting go, and I don't think I'll ever want to say good bye to this book, to these people, this family,
 
Becca Owens hides painful past behind her silent smile, her world has become a black void where she struggles to make it through each day, with no connection to anyone she's able to sink further into the darkness that surrounds her, until Josh and his son Tommy show her a reason to breath, a reason to smile, a way to coast.


There is a beautiful fragility to both Becca and Josh, one of them broken and the other bent, two people struggling at times just to breathe through the all consuming darkness, to put one foot in front of the other, to keep going day after day, they witness something in the other that makes the journey that little bit easier. McLean shows her growth here, roaming from laugh out loud funny to heart breaking, to joyous to the depths of despair, and you feel EVERY. SINGLE. moment of this breath taking story about two people and the family they create.

"You deserve for someone to look at you the way I have and love you the way I do. You deserve all of it."
And there's the sheer beauty of Kick Push, because don't we all deserve that, we deserve to love and be loved in return, we deserve to find someone we can just coast with, we are more than what we are told by those who want to hurt us and bring us down, we're more than what we allow ourselves to believe in the darkest moments, we aren't broken, sometimes we need a metaphorical band aid, and sometimes we need to be reminded we just need to kick, and then push.


Some books allow you to forget your troubles for a moment, some make you laugh, some tear your soul apart, some allow you to see the world around you differently, some make colours brighter, and moments stronger, some leave you reeling and some break your heart apart only to piece it back together, never quite the same as it was before. Kick Push did all of this and so much more, but more than any of this, Kick Push reminded me why I love to read, it challenged me, it forced me out of my comfort zone at times, it left me breathless and wanting, and for that I will always be grateful to the author. A good book will feel like time has no value, that hours slip away like minutes, but a great book will leave you feeling spent and sated, it will leave you feeling like you've experienced every moment, it will feel real, it will make you forget you were even reading in the first place.

Kick Push wasn't a book, it wasn't a story, it was real, and it was one of the most breath taking experiences of my life, and now as I sit here trying to formulate something to tell you how much this story meant to me, the best I can do is to tell you to BUY KICK PUSH, read it, experience it, let the words wash over you, let every nuance seep into your veins and breathe new life into your soul. For the fifth time since creating Glass Paper Ink I am awarding the PLATINUM LIPSTICK, I am awed by this story, by Josh and Becca, by Tommy, by Jay McLean's words.

 
 

Purchase Links:

 
 
 
Amazon AUS: http://bit.ly/1IURfRb

Also available:
 
Where The Road Takes Me (The Road #1)
 
 
 
 
 
 

About Jay McLean:

 

 
Jay is an avid reader, writer, and most of all, procrastinator. When she's not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her two little boys, or devouring some tacky reality TV show.

She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her smile, make her hurt, and make her feel.

For publishing rights (Foreign & Domestic) Film, or television, please contact her agent, Erica Spellman-Silverman, at Trident Media Group.


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Thursday, 23 July 2015

The Tango Lesson by Melanie Harlow - ARC Review




Synopsis:

 

**Previously published in 2013 as THREE TO TANGO in The Unwrapped Anthology, THE TANGO LESSON is a stand-alone novella with a Happily Ever After a Threesome Ending**

 My name is Isabelle, and I’m a smut fiend.

 But only when it comes to books.

 In fact, for twenty-three years, the only outwardly kinky thing about me was my hair on a rainy day. Compared to the toe-curling, earth-shattering, mind-blowing romps on my Kindle, my sex life was totally vanilla. Less than vanilla, actually—it was vanonexistent.

 And then I took a tango lesson.

 They say it takes two to tango, but let me tell you - a tango for three is a hell of a lot of fun.



Kristine's Review:

Reviewed: July 2015.

I absolutely adored the Frenched series when I picked it up earlier this year, the first book in the series has been floating around on my kindle for quite some time when I asked a reader group I belonged to for something light, funny and sexy the unanimous answer was Frenched. It was the perfect story, lots of hearts, very sexy and funny as hell at times, and the entire series flowed in the same way, with the third and forth books in the series focusing on other characters we meet in book one. When the author announced she would be releasing an updated version of a previously published short I dove on it, The Tango Lesson looked like the perfect sunny after noon holiday read.

Isabelle Peach is young, a little naïve and all kinds of innocent, a kindergarten teacher by day and smutty book lover by night, for reality never quite matches the books she reads so why even try, she's easily tongue tied, shy around new people and happy to spend her down time with her nose stuck in a Laurelin Paige book.

She may have been a dancer at one point in her life, but sadly her days of standing out in a crowd are well and truly behind her, or so she believes, when she runs into Marco, sexy Tango instructor and his partner Valentina things are about to be shaken up.

The Tango Lesson is short and sexy, it also has a quirkiness to it that I've come to expect from Melanie Harlow, her heroine's are silly and yet sexy, and her stories always capture the perfect balance of laugh out funny with sweet and steamy moments, this is my idea of the perfect afternoon read, short and sharp with just the right amount of heat.



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Author Bio:



Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her lipstick red, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she's not reading good books, she gets her kicks from TV series like Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Masters of Sex, Deadwood, Mad Men, and Downtown Abbey (although she wishes it were more HBO and less PBS).
Melanie is the author of the FRENCHED contemporary romance series (FRENCHED, YANKED, FORKED) and the sexy historical series SPEAK EASY (SPEAK EASY, SPEAK LOW), set in the 1920s.
She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.

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Tuesday, 21 July 2015

With A Twist (Bad Habits #1) by Staci Hart - Review

 
 

Blurb:

 

Love is somewhere near the bottom of Lily Thomas’ list of life goals, right next to competitive eating and underwater cave diving. She’s spent six years pirouetting and pliéing her way up the ranks of the New York Ballet with her eye on the prize and love in the back seat. But now that Blane Baker -- Lily’s long time crush -- is finally single, she’ll throw her rules out the window without thinking twice.

Reality with Blane isn’t as epic as the fantasy she imagined, and the truth sends her spinning straight into the arms of the man she never knew she’d always wanted.

West Williams has been friends with Lily since the day she moved into their building and he saved her armoire from a swift, sudden death by staircase. Their friendship has always been easy, the boundaries clearly defined. With neither of them willing to risk their relationship, they’ve drifted happily through the years as companions, never considering more.

That is, until they do. And that realization changes everything.

 

Purchase Links:

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1Ig7W7s
Amazon AUS: http://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B011F3J22W

 
 

Kristine's Review:

Reviewed: July 2015.
 
 
 


If you were to ask me my favourite kind of books, I would tell you that I love books that challenge me, ones that make me look at the world a little differently, books that leave me gasping for air and struggling to contain my emotions, but if you were to ask my best friend what is automatic #1click fodder for me, the types of books I won't even pause to read the blurb for, if there's even the slightest mention of friends to lovers anywhere the title I'm all over that baby, I'll push my reading aside just to dive in. When one of my closest friends shared With a Twist on release day and mentioned this was that kind of book...well you can guess what I did, TBR be damned.

Lily Thomas has a single minded focus on her career, after years of training and practicing, years of blood, sweat, tears, battered and broken feet, early nights, little to no social life, but with her eyes on the prize of prima ballerina with the New York Ballet things are looking up, when her long time crush and partner Blane Baker is finally free of his raging bitch of a girl friend all of Lily's dreams could be coming true. There's only one teeny tiny problem, Blane should have been her prince charming, but despite his wicked good looks and buns of steel, he's turning out to be more like Lord Farquad...

West Williams has been Lily's best guy friend since the day they met, they've always has this easy relationship, without that pesky boy/girl relationship getting in the way, they've had a easy camaraderie, West may be one sexy mother chucker but they're just friends...right??

I LOVE LOVE LOVE friends to lovers for so many things, mainly because this was my own personal fairy tale, my now husband entered my life as my enemy, before becoming my friend, before becoming...well you can guess the rest, when this sub genre is done well I'm grinning like a goon, and swooning like an idiot because they fill me full of joy and light, while grabbing my heart and tearing at it with it's almost guaranteed angst, the beauty of a well written friends to lovers tale is a fine balance between creating believable drama and angst coupled with the kind of hero and heroine you can't help but root for.
West is all kinds of charming yet rugged lumbersexual, he's a LIT grad student, a TA, incredibly smart, the type that reads the classics as a means to wind down, he's also sporting a wicked sext beard and man bun that seems to drive the ladies bonkers, he's caring and GETS Lily, get's her drive, her independence, her passion for dancing and her career, he loves the girl in sweats with bruised and bettered feet with hair up and no make up on, and while you walk into this style of book getting the gist of the story, two friends who ultimately discover there's something more, something deeper, the way in which Staci Hart wrote this had me laughing out loud, squealing and squee'ing when those little aha moments pop up, and cheering like a thirteen year old at a 1Direction concert in those moments when you just know that there might be chance that Lily and West might just realise what's been there all along.

My first Staci Hart book and I'm falling madly in love, every part of this rag tag team grabbed my attention, their lives and relationships kept me intrigued and wanting more, I can't wait to see where this series goes next, as long as I get to revisit Lily and West because I'n not ready to let go of them yet.
 
 
 

About Staci Hart:

 

Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life -- a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing... and handbag designer, a waitress. Can't forget that. She's also been a mom; she has three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She's been a wife; even though she's certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She's also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she's been drinking whiskey. Her favorite word starts with f, ends with k, and there a uc in there. Just saying. From roots in Houston, to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she's not writing, she's sleeping, cleaning, or designing graphics. But let's be honest, she's mostly writing.
 
 
 
 

Defending Pacer by TJ Hamilton - ARC Review

 
 

Blurb:

 


Chelsea Tanner’s career as a defence lawyer is rapidly climbing. Her strong ethics and sharp wit in the courtroom has paved her way into becoming an associate of Sydney’s top law firm. She hasn’t lost a single case in her short but successful career. Law is her life, living and breathing it leaves little time for anything more. When a member from the infamous Legano Family is up on a murder charge, Chelsea finds more.

Pacer Fratelli is dark, hard and completely consumed by his new defence lawyer. Chelsea and Pacer’s worlds couldn’t be further apart but he wants more … and what Pacer wants, Pacer gets.

When bad love feels so good, just how far would you go to defend it?


 
 
 

Kristine's Review:

Reviewed: July 2015.
 




TJ Hamilton has been on my tbr for over a year now, I have both ebook and paperback copies of her Thyme Trilogy sitting here, begging me to read them, and I just haven't gotten a chance, when Defending Pacer hit my kindle I was intrigued, the cover definitely has a dark edge to it, I'm generally not a huge lover of dark romance, I'm not ashamed to admit I went in a tad scared...

Pacer Fratelli is all kinds of bad arse anti hero, cold blooded killer no doubt about it, he's definitely not innocent, not by a long shot, growing up the son and nephew of Sydney's criminal underworld Pacer knows more than most about the illicit side of Sydney. He's fought and beaten more charges than even the police and prosecution would like to admit to, but when he's brought up on charges that look set to stick Pacer might finally be facing his come up pence.

Chelsea Tanner is worlds away from Pacer in everyway that seems to count, the daughter of an esteem supreme court judge, a successful defence lawyer in her own right, Chelsea has created a name for herself even with standing her father's illustrious career. Her family has always stood on the right and just side of the law, her career has definitely seen her straddling that line previously but when she meets her new client Pacer Fratelli things become blurred, lines get crossed.

While Defending Pacer started with a slightly darker feel, it was decidedly lighter than I anticipated, part erotic romance part suspense, the dynamic between Pacer and Chelsea is steamy from the outset, whether it was purely animalistic attraction or a recognition of something deeper lurking in their souls, there was a magnetism that intrigued me, making me want to know more, continue reading, sliding into the seedy underbelly of the city I call home.

There's so much at play here in Defending Pacer, Hamilton paints a picture of a modern day Romeo and Juliet in the truest sense of the word, two families at either end of the legal scale, Pacer and Chelsea couldn't be more different in so many ways, but it was the ways in which they were alike that grabbed at my heart. The ways that Chelsea challenged Pacer to think outside of himself and his family, and the way Pacer set Chelsea free of the burden of expectation, of being what she believed her family, her colleagues, the world around her expected of her, allowed her to be truly free was inspired.

I truly loved diving into Defending Pacer, my only pause that held me back from going straight to the five lipsticks was the overuse of a pet name, pet names for me are a tough call, I love and hate them in equal measure, I found myself getting weary of it at times throughout the story, almost blacking it out in my mind. I loved this dirty, dark and sinful man, with his penchant for leather gloves, his wicked tongue and filthy thoughts, balanced perfectly with Chelsea's street smarts and sass, she was strong and sure, she's wasn't afraid to go up against those bigger and scarier than her, and her sense of morality was always present despite being tested. Defending Pacer may have been my first by TJ Hamilton, it certainly won't be my last.
 
 
 

Purchase Links:

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Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1OqfAgk
Amazon AU: http://bit.ly/1Kf8Tw5







About TJ Hamilton:

 
 
 
TJ is a former cop who uses her first-hand experience working the city streets of Sydney to now write sexy stories of mystery and intrigue. Her head has been buried in crime since studying criminology over a decade ago. TJ lives a quiet life in the tropics with her husband and kids. She writes a weekly column for her local newspaper, and relives the action packed life she once had through her stories.
 
 
 

Monday, 20 July 2015

Legend (Real #6) by Katy Evans - Cover Reveal

LEGEND 
(Real series #6)


Can love really conquer all? – Book 6 in Katy Evan’s breakout New York Times bestselling series that began with REAL.



Maverick “the Avenger” Cage wants to rise to the top and become a legend in the ring. Though he keeps his identity well guarded, he's known on the fighting circuit as the new kid with a chip on his shoulder and a tattoo on his back that marks him as trouble. He's got a personal score to settle with the Underground's one and only Remington "Riptide" Tate.


As Mav trains, he meets a young girl—the only other new person in the town--and sparks fly. When things get heated between them, he finds out she's none other than Reese Dumas, the cousin of Remington Tate’s wife. A girl who's supposed to root against him and a girl he's supposed to stay away from. 


But Maverick fights for the woman in his heart, and the monsters in his blood. The world’s eyes are on them and the victor will go down in history as the ultimate fighting champion; the ultimate LEGEND. 


Legend (Real #6) Pre-order Links (Releases 2/9)





Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/1Guafyb

Wednesday, 15 July 2015

Something Wicked by Teresa Mummert - Review

 
 


Blurb:

Gabby plays a very dangerous game...
Drake is eager to teach her the rules.

Gabby wants nothing more than to be an author, but she is stuck working for a magazine that she despises. When she is tasked to interview an actor at a movie premiere, she reluctantly sets off to do her job. Drake doesn't make it easy for her and she lets her frustration get the best of her. She is soon thrown into his world and in over her head.

 
 
 

Kristine's Review:

Reviewed: July 2015.
 
 


It's been a while since I've picked up a Teresa Mummert book and I'd forgotten how much I enjoy her writing style. The premise of this story intrigued me, very little is given away in the blurb, there's an air of mystery created long before you turn the first page, Gabby is writing for a magazine partly of out guilt and a sense of duty and partly because she needs the money, but talking writing about movie stars and social media hot topics doesn't really interest her all she really wants is to be an author, to write her own words and stories, but money doesn't grow on tree's and a girl's gotta do what a girls gotta do, which is where she crosses path's with Drake, world famous superstar, the IT actor, sexy badboy looks who keeps him image clean.

Gabby's life seems almost great, her life is comfortable, safe and controlled, she has a job that pays well, her own place, a wealthy good looking boyfriend, in reality she hates her job, has a boyfriend who doesn't seem to remember she exists most of the time, she wants more than what she has but doesn't know how to get there. Staunchly independent, with a snarky bite that she can't control, Gabby is a breath of fresh air for Drake in a world that is stale, fake and orchestrated.

Drake intrigued me instantly, he seems to be hiding something HUGE, he's dark and brooding, but he's got this edge that bypasses the standard alpha male, he's got the clean cut movie star appearance but there's something more, something...wicked hiding beneath the surface that scares me just a little. Gabby certainly isn't innocent or naïve but she has a soft side that balances Drake's harsh edge. Watching the bond between them grow and flourish had me invested and desperate for more. This had all the elements of a five star read for me, but it was just missing that little something to cement it's position. Little hints to something bigger going on kept me guessing, each time I thought I had it figured it out Mummert threw another spanner in the works, keeping that sense of action and suspense alive. Despite this, I wanted a bit more depth, the ending felt a little rushed leaving me feeling almost like I had missed a scene or two, in saying that I really enjoyed this erotically dark, super sexy view into Gabby and Drakes world.


 
 
 

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About the Author:







I was a Russian spy at the ripe age of thirteen, given my uncanny ability to tell if someone was lying ( I also read fortunes on the weekends). By sixteen I had become too much of a handful for the Lethal Intelligence Ensemble (L.I.E.). I was quickly exiled to the south of France where I worked with wayward elephants in the Circus of Roaming Animals and People (C.R.A.P.). I was able to make ends meet by selling my organs on the black market for pocket change and beer money. At the age of twenty three I decided to expand my horizons and become a blackjack dealer in Ireland. I loved the family atmosphere at Barney's Underground Liquor Lounge (B.U.L.L.). People couldn't resist the allure of Liquor up front and poker in the rear. Eventually I became tired of the rear and headed off to the United States to try my hand at tall tales. That is what brings us here today. If you have a moment I'd like to tell you a story.
(This bio is not to be taken seriously under any circumstance.)

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the White Trash Trilogy, The Note, Perfect Lie, Pretty Little Things, Honor series, Safe Word & Rellik.
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Sex Snob by Elizabeth Hayley - Review

 
 

Blurb:

Sex Snob is a spin-off of Pieces of Perfect but can be read as a stand-alone novel.

Twenty-nine year old wild, carefree, and brutally sarcastic Amanda Bishop thought her three rules for dating would weed out unworthy suitors. And they did. Until she met Shane Reed, her smart-ass, sexy-as-sin CrossFit coach who pushes all her buttons. He’s the man she loves to hate. But when the hate begins to ebb away, and is replaced by feelings she can’t handle, Amanda hides behind her rules. Will the electric chemistry she feels with Shane allow her to get beyond a painful past, or will she push him away with her rules? Rules that make her the ultimate Sex Snob.



Kristine's Review:

Reviewed: July 2015.
Format: ebook & audio book


Where do I even start with Sex Snob by Elizabeth Hayley... I had the ebook sitting on my kindle, as is the way with amazon I 1click continuously when a blurb or cover grabs my attention with every intention of reading the book I've just bought when I get a spare couple of hours between arc reviews and beta reading. I was offered an audio copy for review, not realising Sex Snob was already sitting pretty on my kindle, I jumped in the car after work yesterday, pressed play and was instantly pulled into Amanda's world, this author duo grabbed me by the collar on the very first page, I was invested in their, I wanted to know more, I NEEDED to know more about not just Amanda, but Lily, Steph and Danielle, more about Kyle and Shane... I was desperate for every little scrap of information Elizabeth Hayley would bestow upon me.

Amanda is every bit of the strong, independent modern woman, she's got a good job, is financially stable, she's sassy, sexy and sexually liberated, she knows exactly what she wants and what she doesn't and she's not willing to back down on what she knows she deserves. Amanda's surrounded by best friends, roommate Lily, and bff with benefits Kyle, great work friends Danielle and Steph. Her life is good, she spends her days at work with her pompous arse of a boss, Mr Bader, and her nights being ridiculed by her arrogant, cocky and yet incredibly sexy crossfit trainer Shane. Girls nights, financial freedom, sex with no strings, life is good for Amanda.

Sex Snob is very much Amanda's vehicle for growth and development, she has her reasons for living by her life by a certain set of rules but the more time she spends with the cocky bastard who's got her body in better shape than it's been in years she might just have a reason to re-examine those rules she lives by.

I use the text to speech function on my KF while I'm driving only, it's monotone and robotic but I can deal with it as it's only used when sitting in the car to and from work.I read quickly, very quickly to be honest, and so I don't tend to buy the audio companions that often, in some cases I've found that audio books with poor narration can actually ruin a book for me, their voices invade my mind and I struggle to hear the voice I originally imagined in my head, in the case of Sex Snob the narration only made my reading experience better.
Amanda's voice was exactly what I expected, her voice held both a youthful exuberance and snarky lilt, every pause, every gasp, every moment of inner monologue, every nuance of the authors writing was caught perfectly.

My only regret is that I had Sex Snob sitting on my kindle for so long without picking it up, I've 1clicked the series that preceded this one because I need more. Sex Snob had the perfect balance of snarky wit, heart and sizzling heat, Amanda may be a little unorthodox in her approach to life and love but she captivated me from the moment she started her story, I can see this book on my reread list, it left me feeling lighter after reading it, the perfect tale for those times when you just want to smile, when your stuck dealing with a book hangover that just wont go away. This may have been my first book by these authors but it certainly won't be my last, I loved every single second of this story, and I can't wait to sink my teeth into everything else they have penned.

 

 
 
 

Purchase Links:

 

Amazon Audible
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About the Authors:

 



Elizabeth Hayley is actually "Elizabeth" and "Hayley," two friends who love reading romance novels to obsessive levels. This mutual love prompted them to put their English degrees to good use by penning their own. The product is Pieces of Perfect, their debut novel. They learned a ton about one another through the process, like how they clearly share a brain and have a persistent need to text each other constantly (much to their husbands' chagrin).

"Elizabeth" lives with her husband, daughter, and nutjob of a dog. “Hayley” lives with her husband, son, and her own crazy dog. Thankfully, their children are still too young to read.

Elizabeth Hayley's writing motto is best captured by the words of Patrick Dennis: "I always start with a clean piece of paper and a dirty mind."

We split the time on Goodreads, so those of you who have been communicating with us get "pieces" of each of us. We appreciate all of your support!

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Saturday, 11 July 2015

Kick, Push (The Road #2) by Jay McLean - Cover Reveal




COVER REVEAL
KICK, PUSH – by Jay McLean
Series: The Road #2
Cover reveal date: July 14, 2015
Release Date:  August 4, 2015




BLURB
 
There’s a single defining moment within every skater.
It lasts only a second. Two if you're good.
Three if you’re really good.
It’s the moment you’re in the air, your board somewhere beneath you, and nothing but wind surrounds you.
It’s the feeling of being airborne.
 
The sixteen-year-old version of me would’ve said it was the greatest feeling in the world.
Then at seventeen, I had my son.
And every single second became a defining moment. Even the ones that consisted of heartbreak when his mother left us.
 
Seventeen. Single. Dad.
That’s what my life became.
Yet, every day, I managed to find that feeling of being airborne.
Or at least I convinced myself I did.
But I lied—to myself and to everyone around me.
Until she showed up; Tanned skin, raven dark hair, and eyes the color of emeralds.
 
You know what sucks about being in the air?
Coming down from the high.
Sometimes you land on the board and nail the trick.
Then kick, push, and coast away.
Other times you fall.
You fall hard.
And those are the times when it’s not as easy to get back up, dust off your pads and try again.
Especially when the girl with the emerald eyes becomes your drug...
And you become her poison.



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PREORDER LINKS
UK:  http://amzn.to/1L0SmwZ
ALSO AVAILABLE IN THIS SERIES
#1 Where the Road Takes Me
 
AUTHOR BIO

Jay is an avid reader, writer, and most of all, procrastinator. When she's not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her two little boys, or devouring some tacky reality TV show.

She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her smile, make her hurt, and make her feel.
For publishing rights (Foreign & Domestic) Film, or television, please contact her agent, Erica Spellman-Silverman, at Trident Media Group.



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** $1Amazon gift card with the cover reveal scheduled on my author page www.facebook.com/jaymcleanauthor**