Archive for Recommendations – Contemporary / New Adult

What I’m Currently Reading… Before I Go by Catherine Cookson

One of my most favourite Authors ever is, Catherine Cookson. I grew up reading her incredible stories thanks to my mum’s love of her books.

If you’re interested in taking a look at Ms. Cookson’s books, I will post a few links to some of her most popular books. I promise… they are incredible reads!

Before I Go

Known for the wit of her writing, Catherine Cookson was the UK’s most widely read novelist during her lifetime. When her Estate discovered this never-before-published memoir in the attic of her home, it was an astonishing find. Before I Go is the definitive story of her life, in the author’s own candid words.

While Cookson had authored previous autobiographies, none have truly touched upon the tragedy and personal anguish she experienced until now. For the first time, she reveals the worst years of her life—her constant battles with illness and a series of devastating miscarriages, the damaging jealousy of her friend and her struggle to be taken seriously as a writer. But what shines through most is her strength in the face of adversity, her deep love for her husband, Tom, the solace she found in her art and her unmistakable character. Before I Go is an inspiring story of resilience and a must for any Cookson fan.

Buy Before I Go on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2uDUnMV

 

Catherine Cookson was one of the world’s most beloved writers. Her books have sold millions of copies, and her characters and their stories have captured the imaginations of readers around the globe. Now, available for the first time in this country, comes one of Cookson’s earliest and most stirring historical romances: “The Fifteen Streets.” John O’Brien lives in a world where surviving is a continual struggle. He works long hours at the docks to help support his parents’ large family. Many other families in the Fifteen Streets have already given up and descended into a dismal state of grinding poverty, but the O’Briens continue to strive for a world they are only rarely allowed to glimpse.

Then John O’Brien meets Mary Llewellyn, a beautiful young teacher who belongs to that other world. What begins as a casual conversation over tea quickly blossoms into a rare love that should have been perfect. Fate steps in, however, when John is accused of fathering the child of a local girl, and Mary’s parents forbid her to see him. The couple begins to realize that the gulf of the Fifteen Streets between them is a chasm they could never bridge-or might they still find a way?

In these pages Catherine Cookson displays the irresistible plotting, scene-setting, and characterization that have made her a recognized master of historical and romance fiction. Fans of her novels, with their larger themes of romantic love and class conflict, will be delighted to find that even at the beginning of her illustrious career, Cookson had the power to captivate audiences. Filled with passion and compelling drama, “The Fifteen Streets” is a rare treat for lovers of romantic fiction.

https://www.amazon.com/Fifteen-Streets-Catherine-Cookson-ebook

 

Annabella Lagrange was the only child of a wealthy family, owners of a glass-works in the North-East of England. When Annabella was seven, she thought the world a delightful place to live in, and only occasionally wondered why her parents never took her beyond the gates of their magnificent country estate. When she was ten she decided that the seclusion didn’t really matter because when she grew up she would marry her handsome cousin Stephen and never be lonely again.

But when she was eighteen, Annabella learned the circumstances of her birth—and her entire world crashed around her…

https://www.amazon.com/Glass-Virgin-Catherine-Cookson-ebook

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes ~New Review~

Louisa Clark is an ordinary young woman living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has never been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex-Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair-bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is.

Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

A love story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15507958-me-before-you

 

Me Before You (Me Before You, #1)Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A beautiful 5++++ star read. How did I not read Me Before You sooner…This gorgeous story has completely stolen my heart.

I watched the film version before reading the book and, for all I absolutely loved the film, I knew I had to read the book. I knew I would love the book but, it was so much more than I expected. So many things that the film version missed out. I’m happy I didn’t miss out on them.

Brilliant characters that stole a place in my heart, and fabulous writing with ALL THE FEELS…The perfect read in my eyes. Thank you Jojo Moyes, my heart will never be the same.
Buy Me Before You on Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/2uzBaxy

Small Town Scandal by Daisy Prescott ~NEW REVIEW~

Another wingmen meets his match and this time it’s scandalous.

Carter Kelso is a man with a plan. And goats.
Ashley Kingston is a woman with a reputation.
Can he earn back her love before their past catches up with them and destroys everything?

On the island, my last name is synonymous with scandal. With a notorious father and a famous brother, I’ve been on the sidelines of our small town’s gossip circle for years. Nothing to see here. Just a man and his goats, happily going through life. Not a care in the world. Too bad it’s all lies.

I’m tired of trying not to be in love with Ashley Kingston, our very own island jezebel. Some people think she’s a slut. They think they know her. They’re wrong. Screw them.

Reputations can be deceiving. I should know.

Small Town Scandal is a second chance romance standalone novel and the fifth book in the Wingmen series. You do not have to read the other novels first.

Small Town Scandal on Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35390126-small-town-scandal

 

Small Town Scandal (Wingmen, #5)Small Town Scandal by Daisy Prescott
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Who doesn’t love a scandalous love story, hmmm? Especially one set on a beautiful Island with a sexy goat herder! Small Town Scandal is the latest sweet release in Daisy Prescott’s Wingman series and it was fabulous.

When I’m looking to get lost in a romance, Daisy Prescott is definitely one of my go to authors. Small Town Scandal is exactly what I was looking for; a sweet, sexy read full of witty characters. Carter Kelso is the sexy and chivalrous goat herder, extremely swoon-worthy. Ashley Kingston is misunderstood-wrongly judged by so many but, she knows who she is. I absolutely adored her character!

Set on beautiful Whidbey Island, Small Town Scandal is a story of love lost and love found, of lasting friendships, and how small town secrets turn into scandal. The story is wonderfully written and my heart enjoyed every twist and turn.

If you’re looking for a page turner to lie by the beach with this summer, look now further, Small Town Scandal is just what you are looking for. One word of warning, don’t be surprised if this story has you craving a run to your local coffee stand 😉

*I received a complementary copy from the author in exchange for an honest review*

Grab your copy of Small Town Scandal on Amazon:  http://amzn.to/2eP18rs

Crazy Over You by Daisy Prescott ~NEW REVIEW~

Crazy Over You

Release Date: March 28, 2017

Crazy Over You is a standalone romantic comedy and the second book in the Love with Altitude series. 

My savior isn’t prince charming.
I’m not that lucky.
He’s my worst nightmare.
He’s my one-night stand from two years ago.
And he doesn’t remember me.

What happens on vacation doesn’t always stay on vacation. Especially in a place like Aspen. I moved to the mountains for my dream job. I never expected to run into the man of my dreams. Again.

I never thought I’d see her again.
My Cinderella didn’t leave me a shoe to find her.
Not that I’d need random footwear to recognize her.
Her kiss is something I’ll never forget.

Work hard. Play hard. I’m paid to be a nice guy on the slopes, but what I do in my off time isn’t always about making good choices. That’s the fun of living in a ski town. I stay while the women come and go.

Be sure to check out Next to You, the first Love with Altitude novel in this series of interconnected standalones!

 

 

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I can’t remember the last time I devoured a book in one sitting, but I couldn’t put Crazy Over You down. Thank you, Daisy Prescott, for Jesse and Mara’s story.

I have been in a reading slump for the last 4 month. Every book I start, I end up shelving… Nothing was cutting it for me. Crazy Over You was exactly the kind of story I needed to read. The writing is witty and endearing, and the characters are fun and loveable. Every thing about this story had me wanting more. I can’t forget to mention that this book is chock-full of sexual tension, the kind that had butterflies fluttering around my tummy… These are my favourite kind of stories to read.

Jill Shalvis has been one of my go to authors for years because her books are fun and sexy and now Daisy Prescott has now been added to my go-to list. I can’t wait for more books from the Love with Altitude series.

If you are looking for a light read full of witty characters, a story to make your pulse race and fill your heart – look no further! Crazy Over You is definitely a book you need to read.

**I was gifted a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review**

 

CONFESS by Colleen Hoover, is coming to a screen near you in early 2017

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SHERILYN FENN AND KATIE LECLERC JOIN CAST OF CONFESS, AWESTRUCK’S FIRST SCRIPTED SERIES FOR go90™

Production Has Begun on the Series Based On the Romance Novel by New York Times Best Selling Author, Colleen Hoover


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Los Angeles, CA—December 7, 2016— Awestruck, the fastest growing digital entertainment brand for millennial moms, is proud to announce that production on their first ever scripted series has begun. The series for go90 is based on Colleen Hoover’s novel, Confess, which won the Goodreads® Choice Award for Best Romance Novel of 2015.

Based upon the novel from bestselling author Colleen Hoover, Confess is a modern love story about the secrets we keep to protect the ones we love. Auburn Reed, played by Katie Leclerc known for her role in Freeform’s Switched at Birth, is determined to put her challenging past behind her and get her future on track. Now in her mid-twenties and struggling to fund her custody battle for her only son, she stumbles upon the art studio of the talented and charming artist, Owen Gentry, played by Ryan Cooper, known for his role in MTV’s Eye Candy, and who will be appearing in the comedy Rock That Body with Scarlett Johansson and Kate McKinnon, in 2017. The two wrestle with their developing romance and the secrets they’re both keeping until they realize they may risk their future if they don’t reveal their pasts to each other. Will they confess, and can their love survive the truth?

Acclaimed actress Sherilyn Fenn, known for Shameless, Ray Donovan, and her iconic role as Audrey Horne in the original Twin Peaks and the upcoming 2017 reboothas joined the cast as Lydia, a figure from Auburn’s past. Rounding out the cast is prominent DJ & influencer Amy Pham as Emory, Auburn’s best friend; Brittany Furlan, actress and notable social media influencer, as Hannah, Owen’s ex-girlfriend, and Rocky Myers, appearing in Bloodline: Now or Never in 2017, as Trey, another man vying for Auburn’s heart.

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of eleven novels and five novellas. Hoover published her first novel, Slammed, in January 2012. Since then, all of her full-length novels have become New York Times bestsellers. This year, Colleen was awarded the Goodreads Choice Award in the romance category for the second year in a row for her novel It Ends With Us.

“I’m excited that my partners at Awestruck are transforming my novel, Confess, into a scripted series,” says author Colleen Hoover. “I’ve poured my heart and soul into the romance genre and am honored that my work will now be visually represented for readers everywhere. I can’t wait for you to experience the story of Auburn and Owen, two strangers that take a huge risk on their growing love, and find their hearts caught between truth and lies.”

“Developing Confess, our first scripted series, is the next step in the Awestruck evolution and we are thrilled to bring Colleen’s characters to life,” said Lisa Berger, Executive Producer. “Colleen is one of the most respected romance writers working today, and we are honored to partner with her and seize this opportunity to tap into this underserved market. We’re committed to making the type of content women want to watch, and there’s nothing like a good romance.”

Confess is adapted for the screen and directed by Elissa Down. Executive producers include Lauren Levine, Colleen Hoover, Amy Kim and Jamie Burke (Lifeboat Productions), Brian Robbins, Brett Bouttier, and Lisa Berger. The series will premiere in early 2017 exclusively on go90.

go90 is currently delivering over 250 hours of exclusive original series from some of the industry’s most talented and interesting studios and creators.

 

ABOUT AWESTRUCK

Awestruck is a digital entertainment brand for millennial moms with original programming on YouTube, Facebook and go90 that covers Docu-reality, Scripted, Comedy, DIY and Lifestyle. Awestruck creates content featuring its community of celebrity talent and everyday moms to deliver entertainment, information and conversation tailored for today’s time-pressed mom. Awestruck is part of AwesomenessTV, a multi-platform media company owned by Comcast, Hearst, and Verizon. Visit Awestruck atawestruck.com.

 

ABOUT LIFEBOAT 

Lifeboat Productions is a leading full-service production company, combining innovative ideas and creative experience to develop and make unique, high-quality and narrative-driven content – from conception to project completion – independent of budget or platform. With in-house development, production and post-production capabilities, Lifeboat Productions focuses on film, television, commercials, branded entertainment and interactive projects. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Lifeboat Productions was founded in 2012 by award-winning producers Amy Kim and Jaime Burke, and has collaborated with companies such as Sony Crackle, Netflix, Fullscreen, Microsoft, Hulu, Viacom, Yahoo!, YouTube, Happy Madison, Nickelodeon and Bad Hat Harry, to name a few.

 

ABOUT GO90

go90 is a free, mobile-first, social entertainment platform that makes it easy to discover, view and share content from the most beloved networks, distributors, creators, audiences and brands in digital entertainment. Available on the web, iOS and Android, go90 brings together and delivers premiere entertainment experiences across every screen. go90 is part of the Communications family of companies. Start watching now on go90.com.

 

CONFESS

BY COLLEEN HOOVER

 

From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a  novel about risking everything for love—and finding your heart somewhere between the truth and lies.

Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.

For once, Auburn takes a risk and puts her heart in control, only to discover that Owen is keeping some major secrets from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.

The last thing Owen wants is to lose Auburn, but he can’t seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin…

 

CONFESS by Colleen Hoover

Atria Books | Paperback

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Paperback ISBN: 9781476791456, $16.00

eBook ISBN: 9781476791463, $7.99

320 pages

 

Find Colleen online:

Website: www.ColleenHoover.com

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/ColleenHoover

Twitter: @ColleenHoover

Instagram: @ColleenHoover

 

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New Review ~ Filthy Rich (Blackstone Dynasty 1) by Raine Miller

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RELEASE DATE: November 15, 2016

Billionaire Caleb Blackstone lives in the glamorous world of wealth and success, with every material luxury. But the moment he sees Brooke Casterley, none of that matters. Caleb is filled with a raw, undeniable need that he can’t ignore…for a girl who is so completely different from everything and everyone he’s ever known.

Only Brooke isn’t looking for love. She knows all too well just how much damage the wrong guy can do. Still, what sane, broke British girl can resist the charms of an incredibly sexy, chivalrous billionaire? What starts as flirtation quickly turns into all-consuming passion. Nothing could have prepared her for the searing heat of Caleb’s touch—or just how much she craves him.

Their whirlwind romance is the stuff of high-society fantasy—but for every moment of pleasure, there is a cost. Past mistakes and tragedy shadow them both…and falling for him might be the kind of trouble she can’t afford.

PreOrder your copy today:  http://amzn.to/2f1G2Ci

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Filthy Rich by Raine Miller
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

HOT DAMN, Raine Miller! I couldn’t put this book down! What is it about these Blackstone men… Oooooh, Caleb Blackstone! This was exactly the book I needed… Not over the top, just wonderfully romantic and sexy as hell.

Filthy Rich (Blackstone Dynasty 1) is a perfect example of why Raine Miller is one of my go-to authors; fabulous writing with strong, genuine characters who are a joy to read about.

Raine Miller knows what the ladies want in an alpha male. And once again, she has delivered! Ladies, prepare yourself to swoon over the delicious Caleb Blackstone – another gorgeous Blackstone man who will leave your heart pounding. Strong and sexy, this gorgeous man knows what he wants and isn’t taking no for an answer.

When it comes to female characters, Brooke Casterley is a personality I think most of us can relate to. Not helpless or overbearing, she won’t be easily swayed by money or power when it comes to looking out for those she loves. I love the female characters Ms. Miller writes

Filthy Rich is fabulous swoony story that will give you the feels… the endearing feels, and the “Oh my” sexy feels. The characters in Filthy Rich are wonderful—some I absolutely loved, while others I wanted to push-off a cliff 😉

If you are looking for a sexy page turner with fab characters this is definitely the book for you!

*I received a complimentary review copy in exchange for an honest review**

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Have You Discovered Outlander by Diana Gabaldon yet???

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For years, friends have tried to get me to read Outlander by Diana Gabaldon. It just didn’t sound like anything I would want to read.

O.M.G! Was I ever wrong!  This book…This series…Absolutely incredible! I am completely addicted to this series (I’m now 25% into book #7).

If you are looking for action and adventure, brilliant writing, and the most amazing characters (and I’m not just talking about Jamie Fraser…although, he is pretty amazing!)…Don’t be like me, don’t miss out on this epic story!

 

OUTLANDER
 
Scottish Highlands, 1945. Claire Randall, a former British combat nurse, is just back from the war and reunited with her husband on a second honeymoon when she walks through a standing stone in one of the ancient circles that dot the British Isles. Suddenly she is a Sassenach—an “outlander”—in a Scotland torn by war and raiding clans in the year of Our Lord . . . 1743.

Claire is catapulted into the intrigues of a world that threatens her life, and may shatter her heart. Marooned amid danger, passion, and violence, Claire learns her only chance of safety lies in Jamie Fraser, a gallant young Scots warrior. What begins in compulsion becomes urgent need, and Claire finds herself torn between two very different men, in two irreconcilable lives.

Outlander in Kindle Store:  http://amzn.to/2c64v7S

Reaper’s Fire by Joanna Wylde ~BLOG TOUR & REVIEW~

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The smallest spark can start an inferno!

Gage and Tinker’s story is FINALLY here!

Reaper’s Fire NOW AVAILABLE!

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New York Times bestselling author Joanna Wylde returns to the “wild and raw”* world of the Reapers MC with the story of Gage and Tinker…

The club comes first.

I’ve lived by those words my whole life—assumed I’d die by them, too, and I never had a problem with that. My Reaper brothers took my back and I took theirs and it was enough. Then I met her. Tinker Garrett. She’s beautiful, she’s loyal, and she works so damned hard it scares me sometimes . . . She deserves a good man—one better than me. I can’t take her yet because the club still needs me. There’s another woman, another job, another fight just ahead.

Now she’ll learn I’ve been lying to her all along. None of it’s real. Not my name, not my job, not even the clothes I wear. She thinks I’m nice. She pretends we’re just friends, that I’ve still got a soul . . . Mine’s been dead for years. Now I’m on fire for this woman, and a man can only burn for so long before he destroys everything around him.

I’m coming for you, Tinker.

Soon.

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REVIEW

Reaper's Fire (Reapers MC, #6)Reaper’s Fire by Joanna Wylde
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Reaper’s Fire by Joanna Wylde, was everything I had hoped it would be. There is a reason some authors are your go-to authors and this book was just one of many reasons why I love Joanna Wylde’s writing.

LOVE the title, Reaper’s Fire, so much meaning behind the name! Thank gawd my family is away right now, because I was able to read this sexy, hot MC read in one sitting! The Reaper’s series is one of my favourite series, every book has been an amazing page-turner. Reaper’s Fire had a fabulous story line that felt a little more relaxed than some of the other books in the series. I really enjoyed this book because it wasn’t as heavy on the angst, just the perfect balance of angst/romance.

LOVED Gage and Tinker’s story. It was a little different, in that some of the other members of the series didn’t take on as big a role in this story. I love all the sexy Reaper’s bikers. Tinker is another brilliant, strong female main character. Gage is all sorts of sexy-as-hell alpha male biker, I felt he wasn’t as hardcore as some of the other male leads in the series which, made him even sexier to me. Last but not least… Talia. What would a biker story be without a crazy-ass chick in it 😉

For those of you who love to read MC books, Reaper’s Fire is a whole lot of sexy that shouldn’t be missed! Great story that will keep you wanting more, fab characters and lots of delicious sexy-time. Make sure to also read the author notes at the end.

*Can be read as a standalone but you are missing out on some fabulous reading if you don’t read the entire Reaper’s MC series.  Nic

**I was provided a complimentary copy by the publisher**

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~Reaper’s Fire Excerpt~

“I can’t believe how late it is,” Tinker said, yawning, and I realized the movie had ended. Now she stretched upward, the blanket falling to her waist as her boobs pushed forward.

God, how much should a man be expected to take?

I should’ve stayed away from her completely—that’d been the plan—but something had snapped when I’d seen her out in the courtyard. Couldn’t remember the last time I’d met a woman like Tinker. She was smart and sexy and funny, and she worked damned hard to take care of her family and business. Sure, I wanted to fuck her—you’d have to be gay not to—but I respected her, too.

“I should probably get going,” she said, offering me a smile so sweet I wanted to bite her lips. “I like to check on Dad before going to sleep, and I’ve got to be up early in the morning. I’ve got to package orders for the courier tomorrow—if they aren’t ready by two p.m., I’m screwed.”

I considered rolling over on top of her. Pushing her down into the couch cushions, shoving my leg between hers, and showing her what a real man feels like.

“Cooper?” she asked, looking confused. I blinked a couple times, forcing myself to focus on her face.

“I’m going to watch another one,” I told her, because I’m a goddamn masochist. “You sure you’re ready to head out?”

She frowned, and I could almost read her thoughts. Yes, she should leave. But she wanted me as much as I wanted her. And yeah, I realize that makes me sound like an egotistical ass, but this wasn’t my first rodeo. I saw the lust in her eyes, and the way she licked her lips and stared at my mouth. This wasn’t a one-way street, not even close.

“I guess I could stay a little longer,” she whispered. Christ, she was so sweet and soft. I wanted to bite her even more now. Suck that pouty lower lip into my mouth and shove a finger up her ass.

Break her.

You’re one sick fuck.

Why yes. Yes, I am. Thanks for noticing.

I managed to control the urge, catching her hand instead, giving it a friendly squeeze like some kind of pathetic tool. Her fingers tightened on mine, then she pulled away and snuggled back down under the blanket, raising her feet to rest on the coffee table. I grabbed the remote and clicked through the menu.

Tomorrow I’d do my job. I’d fuck Talia and spy on Marsh and look for any kind of weakness that might end this situation, the faster the better. Tonight, though . . . Tonight I’d pretend this wasn’t a waste of time.

Goddamn, but my dick hurt.

The next hour was torture.

Tinker sat next to me, all cute and classy and absolutely refusing to make any kind of eye contact. I don’t know how she felt, but to me the sexual tension hanging in the air was thick and heavy. I kept thinking about her hand in mine—small, but strong. The hand of someone who knew how to work hard. So far as I knew, Talia had never held down a job, let alone supported herself.

The couch shifted, and I glanced over to find Tinker sliding deeper into the cushions, drawing the blanket up to her chin. Our legs were maybe six inches apart. She shifted again, and then her hand bumped mine under the blanket. She jerked it back quickly, and I caught the hint of a flush on her cheeks. That was another thing I liked about her—her skin was so pale that I could see every hint of arousal.

Grabbing her hand, I pulled it over to rest on my thigh. This was a really bad idea, so I pointedly refused to think it through. Her hand tensed at first, then relaxed into my strength. My cock swelled against the fabric of my jeans, just inches from her fingers—it’d be so easy to push her hand toward it, wrap it around my painfully swollen dick, and just go to town.

Tinker’s fingers gave a quick squeeze—almost more of a spasm—and I bit back a groan.

Yeah, okay. Really, really bad idea. I should get off the couch and shut this shit down right now, because I couldn’t afford to blow things with Talia just yet. Instead I found myself leaning toward Tinker, bumping shoulders.

God.

I’d grown a pussy. No other explanation, because I couldn’t figure out why the hell else an adult man would sit holding hands under a damned blanket like a kid.

 

About the Author

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Joanna Wylde is a New York Times bestselling author and creator of the Reapers Motorcycle Club series. She currently lives in Idaho.

Stalk Her: Website | Facebook | Twitter |  Goodreads

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It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover ~BLOG TOUR~

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IT ENDS WITH US

BY COLLEEN HOOVER

“Colleen Hoover reminds readers that love is a fragile thing, built from courage, hope, and tears. Every person with a heartbeat should read this book.”
– Kami Garcia, #1 New York Times bestselling author 

Visit www.ItEndsWithUsBook.com for teasers, tour dates and more.

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ABOUT IT ENDS WITH US:

Lily hasn’t always had it easy, but that’s never stopped her from working hard for the life she wants. She’s come a long way from the small town in Maine where she grew up—she graduated from college, moved to Boston, and started her own business. So when she feels a spark with a gorgeous neurosurgeon named Ryle Kincaid, everything in Lily’s life suddenly seems almost too good to be true.

Ryle is assertive, stubborn, maybe even a little arrogant. He’s also sensitive, brilliant, and has a total soft spot for Lily. And the way he looks in scrubs certainly doesn’t hurt. Lily can’t get him out of her head. But Ryle’s complete aversion to relationships is disturbing. Even as Lily finds herself becoming the exception to his “no dating” rule, she can’t help but wonder what made him that way in the first place.

As questions about her new relationship overwhelm her, so do thoughts of Atlas Corrigan—her first love and a link to the past she left behind. He was her kindred spirit, her protector. When Atlas suddenly reappears, everything Lily has built with Ryle is threatened.

With this bold and deeply personal novel, Colleen Hoover delivers a heart-wrenching story that breaks exciting new ground for her as a writer. Combining a captivating romance with a cast of all-too-human characters, It Ends With Us is an unforgettable tale of love that comes at the ultimate price.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of SlammedThis GirlPoint of RetreatHopelessLosing HopeFinding CinderellaMaybe SomedayUgly LoveMaybe Not, and Confess. She lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit ColleenHoover.com.

FIND COLLEEN ONLINE: 

Website: www.ColleenHoover.com

Facebook: www.Facebook.com/ColleenHoover

Twitter: @ColleenHoover

Instagram: @ColleenHoover

 

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am still trying to process my emotions after reading, It Ends With Us a few months ago. Definitely a 5+++ read!

*WARNING – By choosing to read It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover you will embark on an incredibly touching, and emotional journey. You will laugh…You will cry…And you WILL be blown away by absolutely brilliant writing. Make sure you have tissues, vodka and chocolate ready to help ease your emotions. Happy Reading!

Colleen Hoover amazes me with every story she tells, but something about It Ends With Us is different. I knew within the first few pages, this book would not be put down until the very last page had been turned… I also knew that this was a story that would probably bury its self deep in my heart.

Colleen Hoover always fills her stories with well-developed, fabulous characters we can’t help but fall in love with. Lily’s strength and determination made her real and relatable, a lovely character. Then there is Ryle… Well, I can’t really say anything about Ryle without possibly spoiling the story, so I’ll just go with WOW! Alyssa and Marshall are adorable — one word comes to mind when I think of Marshall, “onsie” 😉 . Now, there are some book characters who are forever ingrained in our minds after we meet them, and although I loved every single brilliantly written character in this story, one character stood out for me and I don’t think I will ever be able to forget him…Atlas. I can’t wait for you to meet Atlas. My heart melts when I think of this character and I’m sure yours will too.

So much of It Ends With Us tugged at my heart and honestly, I feared this book would utterly destroy me. Not gonna lie, I cried reading this one. I cried heart-broken tears and I cried happy tears. But I wasn’t destroyed…I was enlightened. Within the pages of It Ends With Us there is a lesson. There will be readers who can relate to this lesson and there will be readers who may know someone who, can relate to this lesson. But I really do feel like, It Ends With Us is more than just a fictional romance. Just keep swimming has such a deeper meaning for me now.

It Ends With Us is an incredible read, one of my favourites from Colleen Hoover. Definitely a book I highly recommend. Nic

*Make sure to read the Note From the Author at the end of the story, but PLEASE, make sure you read it at the end. Do not jump a head.

**I was provided a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review**

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IT ENDS WITH US

BY COLLEEN HOOVER

http://www.itendswithusbook.com/

Atria Books Paperback | 384 pages | ISBN: 9781501110368 | August 2, 2016 | $16.00

eBook: 384 pages | ISBN: 9781501110375 | $7.99

 

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Grab your copy of IT ENDS WITH US:

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Now for the fun….the #ItEndsWithUs Contest!

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Don’t miss Colleen on tour for IT ENDS WITH US: (these will not apply after 8/10 dates)

BOSTON, MA

Tuesday, August 2nd

BROOKLINE BOOKSMITH

7:00 PM

279 Harvard Street

Brookline, MA 02446

www.brooklinebooksmith.com

RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1765869680321385/

MADISON, NJ

Wednesday, August 3rd

SHORT STORIES COMMUNITY BOOK HUB

7:00 PM

23 Main Street

Madison, NJ 07940

www.shortstoriesnj.com

RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1816436548588340/

NEW YORK, NY

Thursday, August 4th

STRAND BOOK STORE

7:00 PM

828 Broadway

New York, NY 10003

www.strandbooks.com

RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1266828406680888/

 

CINCINNATI, OH

Friday, August 5th

JOSEPH-BETH BOOKSELLERS

7:00 PM

2692 Madison Road

Cincinnati, OH 45208

www.josephbeth.com

RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/277088292641430/

CHICAGO, IL

Saturday, August 6th

ANDERSON’S BOOKSHOP

2:00 PM

Meiley-Swallow Hall

On the campus of North

Central College 31 S Ellsworth Street

Naperville, IL  60540

http://www.andersonsbookshop.com/

RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/260878437616737/

LOS ANGELES, CA

Sunday, August 7th

CHEVALIER’S BOOKS

6:30 PM

126 N. Larchmont Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90004

www.chevaliersbooks.com

RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/260712770964176/

PHOENIX, AZ

Monday, August 8th

CHANGING HANDS BOOKSTORE

7:00 PM

6428 S. McClintock Drive

Tempe, AZ 85283

www.changinghands.com

RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1188482081195713/

HOUSTON, TX

Tuesday, August 9th

BARNES & NOBLE – Town & Country

7:00 PM

12850 Memorial Drive

Houston, TX 77024

www.barnesandnoble.com

RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1755063464713808/

DALLAS, TX

Wednesday, August 10th 
HALF PRICE BOOKS

7:00 PM
5803 E. Northwest Hwy
Dallas, TX 75231
www.halfpricebooks.com

RSVP and details: https://www.facebook.com/events/1714556692137769/

Nobody But You by Jill Shalvis (Book 3 – Cedar Ridge Series) ~Nic’s Reivew~

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From New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis…

SOMETIMES YOU CAN GO HOME AGAIN . . . 
After an overseas mission goes wrong, Army Special Forces officer Jacob Kincaid knows where he must go to make things right: back home to the tiny town of Cedar Ridge, Colorado. All he needs to scrub away his painful past is fresh mountain air, a lakeside cabin, and quiet solitude. But what he discovers is a gorgeous woman living on a boat at his dock.

Sophie Marren has nowhere else to go. She’s broke, intermittently seasick, and fighting a serious attraction to the brooding, dishy, I’m-too-sexy-for-myself guy who’s now claiming her dock. Something about Jacob’s dark intensity makes her want to tease-and tempt-him beyond measure. Neither one wants to give any ground . . . until they realize the only true home they have is with each other.

~REVIEW~

Nobody But You by Jill Shalvis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When I am looking for a sexy, funny read, Jill Shalvis is my one of my favourite go-to authors! Always packed with brilliant characters and wonderful stories, Nobody But You is another wonderful read from Ms. Shalvis.

Nobody But You had my attention from the very beginning. As always, the characters in Jill Shalvis’ books feel very much real people, not over the top. Sophie Marren is hilarious, and Jacob Kincaid would be your next book boyfriend except that he’s all mine. 😉 Their stories are touching and I fell for both of these sweet characters. Once you add in Sophie’s ex-husband and the rest of the Kincaid clan, you have the perfect recipe for a non-stop night of reading 🙂

Nobody But You will tuck itself into your heart with its moving storyline, but it will also have you snorting with laughter. I must also say that this is one of the hottest books by Jill Shalvis, that I have ever read! WOW! She knows how to write sexy but this story is UBER HOT!

I love that it doesn’t matter if I haven’t read all of the books in a Jill Shalvis series, I can read them as standalones and go back and read the others when I have time… And I ALWAYS want to read Ms. Shalvis books!

If you are looking for a book to completely lose yourself in, but something that isn’t over the top with emotions, I recommend reading Nobody But You. Fabulous characters, a sweet, sexy and funny story that will leave your heart feeling full <3

**I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review**

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