Review: MERRIED by Jamie Farrell

Merried by Jamie Farrell is an enjoyable, flirty contemporary romance with a dash of mystery and suspense thrown in. Farrell’s ability to create original and unique characters in the same series is what has me coming back for more with each book. I was very excited that there is a bit of mystery in the plot as well.

30334034Max and Merry are two of my favorite characters in this series. They are perfect for each other. The chemistry is palpabale. Even when she fought it all the way for what she believed as a solid decision, she couldn’t help but be led by her heart always back to Max. Their conversation and interactions are so comfortable even while fighting. I enjoyed the maturity in Max and how he always wanted to help Merry with her own personal demons. The love scenes in Merried are smokin hot. With each book in the series you never know how many love scenes will show up, if any, and they always fit the story and character fantastically. Max and Merry’s romance was fun to watch from start to end, including the flashbacks of their earlier time together.

Each chapter started off with an excerpt from a Phoebe Moon book (a children’s book series written by Merry under a pen name) and the conversation between Merry and Phoebe in Merry’s mind is just hilarious. I can’t help but picture all authors I know talking to their characters like this at times. It was a fun aspect of the story and added yet another layer to Merry and the story.

The reason Merry was back in Bliss was because her mother was getting married again. The relationship between Merry and her Mom was so sweet to watch. Merry wanted nothing more than for her mom to be happy and the same held true for her mom. Family relationships are always touching and make you smile. The relationship between Merry and her Dad, however, was a bit more contentious. She had her hands full with him and it shaped her life. The ending with regards to her Father was not what I saw coming at all, but it was perfect.

Each of Farrell’s Misfit Brides books can be read as stand alones and if you are looking for a contemporary romance to read, give Merried a try. It shows Farrell’s fantastic story telling as well as her unique and sometimes quirky characters. I always have a warm heart and a happy sigh at the end of each book she writes.

Reviewed by Amy

Review & Giveaway: RENDEZVOUS by Skye Jordan

What a fantastic read! Rendezvous is another must-read in the fabulous Renegades series by Skye Jordan. If you like undeniable sexual chemistry, characters that tug at your heart, an exciting plot, and an ending that will leave you with a smile on your face, give Rendezvous a try.

32497257Keaton is a Renegade – one of those sexy, badass, stuntmen. Brooke is a personal assistant to a narcissistic celebrity (I have another term but can’t use it in a public review). Keaton and Brooke are friends that haven’t seen one another in a year and when they reconnect the story takes off and doesn’t stop until the last page.

Jordan’s characters are always strong, smart and you fall for them right away. I liked that Brooke got angry at times over having pity party for herself. I really enjoyed Keaton’s personality as well. He is just so nice. There is always amazing passion between the hero and heroine in one of Jordan’s books and the love scenes in Rendezvous are phenomenal. Even when they are a bit naughty, they maintain an intimate feel that has you hanging on every word you read and a little turned on.

In addition to the love scenes that we all expect to read in a Renegades book, there is so much story in Rendezvous. Jordan is a great storyteller and brings the reader such pleasure with her unique plot that had me reading as fast as I could but also slowing down so I didn’t miss a thing. If you like to feel the whole gamete of emotions while reading, Rendezvous will do this for you.

As with any series, I love the appearance of characters from previous books and Rendezvous does not disappoint in this area. It’s like coming home when the gang is all together! If you are looking for a smoking hot, sexy contemporary romance I highly recommend Rendezvous by Skye Jordan.

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Excerpt & Giveaway: FORBIDDEN FLING by Skye Jordan


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About the Book


Jordan-ForbiddenFling-21747-CV-FT-V3Title: Forbidden Fling

Author: Skye Jordan  

Publisher: Montlake Romance

Release Date: July 26, 2016

Category: Hot Contemporary Romance

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Book Summary:

Forbidden Fling, Book 1 in the Wildwood Series by Skye Jordan

Delaney Hart has come a long way from her wild youth, dating tattooed bikers at her father’s bar, The Bad Seed. But when his death pulls her back to Wildwood, California, she must stay to renovate the dive he left her. And also face the lies and secrets that sent her running ten years before.

When Wildwood’s chief building inspector, Ethan Hayes, shows up on the property, Delaney doesn’t recognize him. The last thing he wants to do is save the bar where his cousin died in a brawl. But the good boy from her past is all too willing to remind her of the bad girl she used to be. And one night of passion leaves them both in a compromising position.

The last place Ethan should be is in Delaney’s bed. Guilt, family pressure, and plans for a brewpub of his own make shutting down The Bad Seed his top priority…until his feelings for Delaney interfere. Because her future depends on the success of the bar’s renovation and his dreams are rooted in its failure, their forbidden romance may be destined for heartbreak.

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Review: HER FIERY VIKING by A.J. Tipton

In Her Fiery Viking by A.J. Tipton, Mike is an ancient Viking who was cursed not only with immortality but also with an out of control temper that has him literally erupting into flames if he is provoked. Joanna is a structural engineer with a huge anger management problem. Ever since her sister died, Joanna’s temper has been out of control, costing her jobs and landing her in court. Taking a job at Mike’s demolition company will bring in some much needed cash but on the first day, Joanna gets into a very heated argument with several of her new coworkers.  Her boss gives her an ultimatum: get her temper under control or she won’t have a job. Joanna seeks solace at an anger management support group and is surprised to find her sexy new coworker Mike there. Will Joanna and Mike act on their attraction? Can Joanna get her temper under control and save her job?

23214922Holy cow! This book might not be long but it packs a huge punch. From the opening scene until the last paragraph I was sucked into this world and honestly wished this book was a lot longer.

The chemistry between Joanna and Mike is intense from the get go. I could picture in my head sparks shooting between them when they first met. The bedroom scenes are downright combustible.

The background story of Joanna and Mike’s past was so sad to read about. Both had experienced horrible tragedies and both were dealing with the consequences of their anger.  Hopefully now that they have found each other they will both get some much deserved peace.

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