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review 2017-04-25 21:29
Hot for the Fireman - Gina L. Maxwell

I just adore Gina L. Maxwell's books!  She has a way of writing something serious or sweet and then POW...laugh out loud funny!  It's usually best not to drink anything while reading her books!

Boston firefighter Erik Grady had some PTSD issues from his 10 years he spent in the Army where he was a Lieutenant.  Erik has kept his PTSD under control until a recent incident on the job triggered an episode.  Now Erik is bound to desk duty until he goes through the proper therapy he is required to do.  Erik is used to being in charge and having his men follow him and not working is showing weakness, something that he hates.  After leaving a bar one night with his friends, Erik stops at a convenience store to pick up some alcohol.  In the store he see the most gorgeous female he has seen in a while and he is intrigued.  She is on the phone with a friend stating what she wished a guy would just do....

Next thing you know, Erik is talking with said girl and they decide to have a one-nighter and boy what a nighter it turns out to be.  The morning Erik wakes up and the woman is gone.  Lucky for him he ends up getting her name from the hotel worker since she ended up paying for the room with her credit card.  Imagine Erik's surprise when this woman is the same woman he has to have therapy with!!!!

Olivia Jones normally doesn't do one night stands and then to see this man, standing in her office is just too much to handle.  Since Erik isn't ready to give Olivia up, he convinces her to let her uncle take his case and then she will go on three real dates with him.  After the three dates if she doesn't think they should continue, he will stop pursing her.  Oh, boy.....let's just say that Erik can be really convincing when he needs to be.  I just fell in love with this character.  He was sweet, sexy and all alpha and a fireman to boot! ;)  Olivia really had no choice, but to fall hard.  I really enjoyed the time these two went on dates.  It was so fun seeing what Erik was going to come up with next.  Such a thoughtful guy which made it all that much harder having to see him go through PTSD.  It's such a tough illness that often gets overlooked.  Gina L. Maxwell did a great job showing you how this disease affects people.  It made you really root for Erik to overcome his battle.  It was a tough road to get to Erik's happy ending with Olivia but it was worth it!  I just really liked the way these two characters were with each other.  I also can't wait for Dozer and Angie's story!  That one seems like it will be explosive!

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review 2017-04-25 11:18
BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & #GIVEAWAY - The Wanderer (The Sin Bin #1) by Dahlia Donovan
The Wanderer - Claire Smith,Hot Tree Editing,Dahlia Donovan
The Wanderer is a story that returns to Cornwall, where we reunite with Francis and Craddock from After The Scrum. In this story, Graham, a travel writer and someone with itchy feet, meets up with one of Craddock's rugby buddies, BC, at Francis and Craddock's wedding. Things are immediately hot and 'spicy' between them, but Graham isn't prepared to settle down, so quickly does a runner, as per his usual modus operandi. The book takes a more serious turn though when Graham becomes ill whilst abroad. Tests that BC and the rest of Graham's friends and family insist on show that he has stomach cancer. 

This story doesn't doesn't pull any punches. It is not glamorous, nor is there any 'softening' of cancer and the effects that both it, and the healing process and medicines, have upon a body. Dahlia Donovan also gives great detail on how the family and friends are affected. Although a strong, serious, read, The Wanderer also manages to be full of laughter as the two main clowns constantly banter with each other.

Very well written, with no editing or grammatical errors to disrupt the reading flow, I would definitely recommend this book, although I am aware that it might not be everyone's 'cup of tea' due to the subject matter.

* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *

Merissa
Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!

 

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Source: archaeolibrarianologist.blogspot.de/2017/04/blog-tour-review-giveaway-wanderer-sin.html
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text 2017-04-22 02:47
Coming In Hot Paranormal & Contemporary Medical Romance Boxed Set: Paramedical meets paranormal: Shifters, Werewolves, Vampires, and More! - Josie Jax,Red L. Jameson,Izzy Szyn,Lucy Leroux,Muffy Wilson,Elianne Adams,Rebekah R. Ganiere,Gina Kincade,Bethany Shaw,Elvira Bathory,Daniel Silva, Penelope Williamson, Phiippa Gregory, Philip Kerr,Erzabet Bishop,Angelica Dawson,Xandra James,Kathleen Grie

I bought this a while back because was $0.99, and I like cheap things. Now I have it ready on my tablet, and I'm not quite sure how to tackle it. Like, the title is too long and it has so many authors that it looks ridiculous in my currently reading list. Not to mention I have no clue how I'm going to review it. Like I could summarize as a whole, but I want to give each story it's time to shine.

 

I'll figure it out as I go along.

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review 2017-04-22 00:00
Paging Dr. Hot
Paging Dr. Hot - Sophia Knightly How does a control freak keep her life from spinning out?

Paging Doctor Hot is no cookie cutter romance. Ms. Knightly proves that kooky can be sexy with a love happy phobic and an irresistibly eccentric vet. Furry scene stealers add to the smiles while the comedic supporting casts equally beguiles. Frankie and Harrison are a prescription that hits the spot the first time around, without the need for a refill.
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text 2017-04-21 07:05
Excerpt Blitz - The Hot Shot

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TheHotShot Amazon-2

 

First we were friends. Then we were roommates. Now I want more…

 

What can I say about Chess Copper? The woman is capable of bringing me to my knees. I know this about five minutes after getting naked for her.

 

No one is more surprised than me. The prickly photographer my team hired to shoot our annual charity calendar isn’t my usual type. She’s defense to my offense, a challenge at every turn. But when I’m with her, all the regrets and darkness goes away. She makes life fun.

 

I want to know Chess, be close to her. Which is a bad idea.

 

Chess is looking for a relationship. I’ve never given a woman more than one night. But when fate leaves Chess without a home, I step up and offer her mine. We’re roommates now. Friends without benefits. But it’s getting harder to keep our hands off each other. And the longer we live together the more I realize she’s becoming my everything.

 

Trick is… Now that I’ve made her believe I’m a bad bet, how do I convince her to give this player a true shot at forever?

   

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EXCERPT:

 

CHESS

 

Grumbling, I toss on some black lounge pants and my oversized Tulane t-shirt and head to the drugstore.

 

 

My head throbs by the time I get there, and my insides are writhing. I rest my hand against my lower stomach and grab a basket before calling James to complain.

 

I swear,” I tell him as I grab a bottle of painkillers. “It’s like this entire day has been cursed.”

 

He snickers. “Curse. Get it? Curse?”

 

I roll my eyes, even though he can’t see me. “Laugh it up. Meanwhile, it feels as if someone is playing Battleship in my uterus.”

 

Poor Chessie bear. At least we know why you were in such a foul mood.”

 

A flush washes over my cheeks. “Yeah.” Lie. Lie. Lie. A tub of salted caramel gelato makes its way into the basket.

 

Tell me you’re getting some gelato,” James says.

 

I smile. “Just grabbed it.”

 

Salted caramel?”

 

You know it.”

 

I find the feminine products aisle and search for my brand. “I’m going to go home, take a long bath with my gelato, and forget this fucking day.” Forget Finn. “And then I’m going to go on Amazon and buying a freaking year’s supply of tampons so I don’t have to make these kinds of emergency runs anymore.”

 

A low, deep chuckle rumbles from behind me, and all the tiny hairs lift on my arms.

 

But you’ll still need your gelato,” a familiar—fuck me, seriously?—voice points out.

 

My insides swoop even as my cheeks burn.

 

Who is that?” James asks in my ear.

 

I slowly turn on one heel. “The plague,” I say, glaring up at Finn Mannus’s smiling face.

 

From asshat to plague.” Finn scrunches up his brow. “I’m not sure if that’s a step down or a tie.”

 

Who is that?” James nearly yells now.

 

I don’t take my eyes off Finn. “I’ll call you back.”

 

James’s squawks of protest cut off as I hit the end button.

 

 

Are you stalking me, Mannus?”

 

Finn a rests his hands low on his lean hips. “Having a healthy amount of conceit myself, I have to admire yours, but no, buttercup. My buddy Woodson lives a few blocks away. It’s poker night. I’m stocking up on beer.”

 

It’s only then I notice a twelve pack tucked under his other arm.

 

And tampons?” I ask, with a pointed look around the aisle we’re standing in.

 

Not tonight,” he says easily. “Though we used to keep a pack of them back in college. Light flows were perfect for stopping up bloody noses.”

 

A snort escapes me. “Now there’s a visual.” Somehow, I’ve taken a step closer to him. He’s freshly showered, the golden brown strands of his hair still damp at his temples. And I wonder if he’s just come from the gym or practice. “So back in college you went and bought these tampons?”

 

Nah,” he says with a cheeky smile. “I’d ask one of the girls hanging around to get me some.”

 

Of course you did.” My nose wrinkles with annoyance.

 

Give me a little credit, Chess. I’d buy them now if I had to.”

 

Hmm…” I eye him, trying not to return his smile. If only because it’s more fun when he teases. “So why are you in this aisle now, if not for potential nosebleed needs?”

 

That’s easy.” He steps closer, a warm wall of muscle and clean scent. “I heard your voice.”

 

For a second I just blink. “You recognized my voice?”

 

His gaze darts over my face as if he’s trying to get a read on why I’m gaping at him. “Not to be…ah…rude, but you’re loud when you talk on the phone.”

 

Yeah, but… You recognized it.” We’d only just met. It occurs to me that I’d recognized his both times he’d snuck up on me. Then again, his voice is distinctive, flowing like hot honey when he’s relaxed or hammering down like iron to rock when he’s taking command of a situation.

 

A soft flush of pink tints the tips of his ears. If I wasn’t staring at him, I might have missed it. He shifts his weight. “Was I not supposed to?”

 

No. Yes.” I shake my head and laugh. “I don’t know.”

 

He grins then. “You’re cute when you’re flustered.”

 

I’m not flustered.” I am.

 

 

 

THS1

 

KCauthor

Kristen Callihan is an author because there is nothing else she’d rather be. She is a three-time RITA nominee and winner of two RT Reviewer’s Choice awards. Her novels have garnered starred reviews from Publisher’s Weekly and the Library Journal, as well as being awarded top picks by many reviewers. Her debut book FIRELIGHT received RT Magazine’s Seal of Excellence, was named a best book of the year by Library Journal , best book of Spring 2012 by Publisher’s Weekly, and was named the best romance book of 2012 by ALA RUSA. When she is not writing, she is reading.

 

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