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review 2017-06-20 13:48
Bleeding
The Other Five Percent - Quinn Anderson

Logan has a running joke he tells everyone.  He is mostly straight.  Really.  He experimented in college.  Not long after, he lost his best friend.  When he runs into him again to say he is shocked is putting it mildly.  What he finds out about how the past rolled out shocks him even more.

 

Ellis is excited and scared to see Logan again.  He left him a broken man the last time he saw him.  Can he take a chance and trust what he tells him about his feelings?  He still seems so unsure.  Ellis is scared the past will repeat itself.

 

This simple and sweet story has some real truths inside.  While the characters clearly belong together, there is a lot of avoidance and a lot of scared.  I would have hoped to have more to the story, since it felt like a lot of trust issues were just getting going at the end, I was pleased to at least get my HEA.  I give this book a 3/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This ARC copy was given in exchange for my honest review by Netgalley and its publishers.

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review 2017-06-18 17:26
Mermaid Moon
Mermaid Moon (A Sunset Cove Novel) - Colleen Coble

I've never been a fan of romance novels so I would never have picked this book up if I hadn't seen a review posted during a book swap game I was participating in. I read the review for this book and decided I wanted to read it. I read the first book first and it was great. I liked it better than this one but this book kept my interest too. I like the mystery and suspense more than the lovey-dovey parts but I definitely will be finishing this series and looking into more books by this author. Now I have to make myself finish the other books I've started before reading the third book in this series.

 

Mallory is trying to support her teen-aged daughter on her own after her husband passed away by making artistic sea glass jewelry.  She just makes a big sale so she could pay her late house payment when she gets a strange call from her father.  He sounds like he is hurt and barely able to tell her something very important before he dies.  He told her to find her mother but that is impossible since her mother has been dead for years. She quickly calls for someone to go check on her dad then heads that way herself.  

 

She is wary of going back to the town where she grew up and is sure she won't be welcomed because of her past.  She was engaged to Kevin, a local game warden, but she abruptly left town without an explanation and quickly married someone else.  Now, she needs Kevin's help to help her figure out what happened to her dad.  Things quickly get scary though as she finds out her own life might also be in danger.  

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review 2017-06-12 23:09
ARC Review and Goodreads Giveaway: Blackmailing the Bad Girl by Nina Croft
Blackmailing the Bad Girl - Nina Croft

Set in England, billionaire Nik Masterton is out to get the woman that took not only his money but also a piece of his heart. Summer Delaney has learned her lesson and promises to lead a better. Unfortunately the man she stole from wants has re-entered her life and it appears the new life she envisioned will have to wait.

This was a sweet and charming, yet totally hot and sexy second chance story. I loved the way Nik and Summer got to get reacquainted with each other because even though they got really, really close *wink wink* to get each other out of the other’s system –you can imagine how well that worked- they took their sweet time to start with the actual “romance.” They were both funny, witty, hard-headed, and protective of family and friends. Loved the chemistry and the dynamic they each had with secondary characters. I haven't read the first one in the series but I will soon remedy that and of course I'll continue the series and will read more by this author.

*** I received this book from the author at no cost to me and I volunteered to read it; this is my honest opinion and given without any influence by the author or publisher.***

 

 

Enter the Goodreads* giveaway here: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/239366-blackmailing-the-bad-girl

 

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text 2017-05-31 08:05
Cover Reveal - Second Chance

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Title: Second Chance

Series: Pam of Babylon, Book 15

Author: Suzanne Jenkins

Publisher: Self-Published

Cover Artist: Tanya Shatseva

Release Date: July 3, 2017

Romance Genre(s): Contemporary

Pages: 300

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About the Book:

 

Just when life settles down to a dull roar for those people whom Pam holds closest to her heart, the pendulum swings in the opposite direction and everyone is tossed into the air. Who will they hold on to as they fall back to Earth?



Gladys finds the son she gave up at birth forty years ago; he's a single fire fighter on Staten Island. At their first meeting, he sees Pam's beautiful daughter, Lisa. Will it be love at first sight?



Big Ed leaves Gladys, his wife of almost forty years for Melody. The unexpected? Gladys falls into the arms of the eligible bachelor, Dave, owner of Organic Bonanza. Will it be a case of I don't want her, you can't have her?



And last but not least, Sandra starts up an unusual relationship with her late ex's ex-wife, Jenna. But history might repeat itself; Sandra can not be trusted.



Second Chance is the fifteenth novel in the beloved Pam of Babylon series.

 

 

 

 

Excerpt:

 

July. Fire House A-89, in the northeast corner of Staten Island.

 

Early Saturday morning, as the sun rose, fire fighter Dale McGuire stripped off turnout gear and hung it to air out on a hook on the outside of his locker. Coming in from a call for a small brush fire at the side of the highway right before the Verrazano Bridge entrance, Dale looked forward to coffee, something to eat, and bed for a nap, in that order.

 

Grabbing a towel, he walked to the shower, whistling.

 

McGuire is happy this morning,” his colleague, Paul shouted, coming on his shift.

 

Yeah, because he gets to go home,” another firefighter called out.

 

Chuckling, Dale nodded. Life was so peaceful, if it weren’t for the fires he fought, the lives occasionally rescued, he’d have to consider getting a hobby just to prevent boredom from setting in. Mind a blank as he lathered up, he thought of getting home to his dog, Tilly. She’d be on the back of the couch, waiting for him.

 

Jesus, buddy, I’m embarrassed to strip in front of you,” Paul said, pointing to Dale returning from the shower. “Look at this guy’s abs.”

 

Quickly pulling his towel up higher, Dale laughed. “You’re not my type,” he said over the hilarity. “I won’t watch you if it’ll help.”

 

Locker room banter took some of the pain the exhaustion the night shift firefighters experienced away. “See you Monday,” Dale said when he was dressed, grabbing his duffle bag.

 

He lived in the house his late parents’ left him on Todt Hill, within walking distance to the firehouse. Volunteering there during high school, he bypassed college, much to his parents’ chagrin, and took a full time position as a firefighter rather than go away to his father’s alma mater in Philadelphia.

 

It’s an honorable position, Douglas,” his mother had said in Dale’s defense. “Don’t make yourself sick with disappointment.”

 

I wanted our son to follow in my footsteps. A McGuire at Penn is a tradition.”

 

Twenty years later, they were both dead, a fatal car wreck snuffing out the lives of Dale’s favorite people. Walking up the hill, he glanced up at the imposing structure in the bright morning sun. It was a grand house, but too big for a single man approaching middle-age.

 

Parents gone almost three years, he’d taken over the house as his own and couldn’t imagine anyone else living there with him. The scariest part of that; he knew he was becoming so set in his ways that if he didn’t fall in love soon, it might be too late.

 

 

Preorder Links:

 

Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon CA

 

 

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About Suzanne Jenkins:

 

My books are all creations of a rich and sometimes devilish dream life.  Don’t worry—you won’t see yourself in any of my books, but if you do, it’s just a coincidence… In a former life, I was a registered nurse who worked in the Operating Room for many years. Prior to nursing school, I was an OR technician, and after working in the OR for over thirty-three years, I can’t stand the sight of blood! I’ve been married to my high school sweetheart for forty-eight years. We have two children and seven grandchildren and are down to one dog, Oscar. We live in the isolated mountains of north San Diego county, rarely leaving the sanctuary. It’s a wonderful place to hide out and write. I’m a member of the Romance Writers of America and the RWA San Diego Chapter.

 

Connect with Suzanne:

 

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Linked In | Pinterest

 

 

Giveaway:

 

Enter via the Rafflecopter below for your chance to win one of the following:

  • First prize: Pam of Babylon bracelet and eBook box set of novels 1-5 in the series
  • Second prize: eBook box set of novels 1-5 in the series
  • Third prize: e-copy of Pam of Babylon

 

The contest closes at midnight EST on June 9 and is open to entrants worldwide. Good luck!

Enter here!

 

Tour Stops:

 

May 29

Loves Great Reads
A Fold in the Spine
Shh, I Am Reading
Amo & Sarah's Book Corner
Just Us Book Blog
Red's Romance Reviews

 

May 30

Books All Things Paranormal and Romance
Paranormal Palace of Pleasures
CelticLady's Reviews
Books, Dreams, Life
Pink Lace & Silver Buckles

 

May 31

***Kitty's Book Spot***
Tome Tender
Underneath the Covers
Literary Misfit

 

June 1

Anna Butler
LoveBound Books
A Naughty Book Fling
Reads and Treats

 

June 2

Ramblings of a Book Nerd
Liz's Reading Life
Always Love Me Some Books
Smokin' Hot Reads
Wicked Babes Blog Reviews
Abibliophobia Anonymous

 

 

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review 2017-05-24 04:43
Every time
One Night with Rhodes (One Night Series Book 4) - Eden Finley,Book Covers by Design,Kelly Hartigan

This book is #4 in the One Night series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  To avoid spoilers and understand the series, I recommend reading series in order.

 

Blair tells his friends he is attracted to both sexes.  They really have nothing to say.  He figures that means they do not approve.  He cannot help the way he feels for his best friends older brother.  Since that is just a dream, he keeps looking for the "one."

 

Garrett does not want to be attracted to men.  It is becoming increasingly difficult to hide that he is.  He has always had a playboy reputation with women.  What he wants is a real relationship that he does not have to hide.

 

Theirs is a complicated relationship.  I love the banter, the heat, the laughter, and more.  This series is so much fun since it is about a group of friends.  There is something for everyone.  I hope to see more of these characters.  I give this book a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review, by Netgalley and its publisher.

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