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Review: TEMPTED BY MR. WRITE by Sara Hantz

In Tempted by Mr. Write by Sara Hantz, Sheridan Farlow, a journalist,  is expecting to be assigned to cover a presidential visit to her city. Instead she learns at the last minute that her editor is sending her to cover a romance convention. In Vegas, of course. Sheridan is furious but nothing will change her editor’s mind. Grudgingly, she heads to Las Vegas and is expecting the worst. On the first morning, Sheridan decides to attend a Q & A with author B.A MacKenzie. She’s shocked to learn that B.A is a male writer. She is even more shocked to discover that when she talks to Mac as he prefers to be called,  that there is some serious chemistry between the two. Mac wants Sheridan badly and the two embark on a whirlwind affair. Can their relationship survive Vegas?

VegasThis was a really fun read. All of the characters, including the supporting ones, were well developed. I enjoyed the plot of Mac being a male writer and the glimpses of the convention were great as well. I loved watching the super cynical Sheridan fall hard and fast for Mac.

This was a super quick read though. The story grabbed me from the first paragraph and sucked me in. Before I realized it I was on the last page. Most novellas I can handle being short and to the point but I really wanted more about this couple.

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Review: THE MARRIAGE MATCH by Tracy March

If you like sweet romance that takes you away on a whirlwind adventure, you have to read The Marriage Match by Tracy March. It’s the third book in her Suddenly Smitten series, but can easily be read as a stand alone. Tracy writes fabulous characters and puts them in a well planned out story to keep the pages turning. She also does a fantastic job of describing the exotic locations in which her characters travel. You feel the warm sun, the sand beneath your toes and the water crashing against your legs just like the characters. I loved every minute of this story.

The Marriage Match Final CoverIn The Marriage Match, Trent’s grandmother has this crazy idea to play matchmaker, film his dates and use it as an ad campaign for their resorts, which he runs. She picks three women for him to meet and spend a day with all in hopes that he will fall in love and they will get a great ad campaign out of it. Her assistant Cynthia is assigned to make sure everything goes smoothly. As you can imagine, things don’t go as planned.

Trent is a  very swoon-worthy hero. He is not your typical alpha male and has so much substance to him – something Cynthia is learning each moment she spends with him. He is not the rich kid she thought she knew growing up. I fell for Trent when I learned how open he is about his feelings and desires. In my opinion, this is quite a change in romance novel alpha males. Cynthia is awesome heroine. I love her selflessness, her sense of adventure how she takes a lot of pride in everything she does from working for Trent’s grandmother to helping him find his true love to working with her friend at the bakery. She is all in when she commits to something.

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Blog Tour – Review & Giveaway: HIS MILLION DOLLAR RISK by Robin Bielman

We are excited about being a stop along the way for Robin Bielman’s His Million Dollar Risk blog tour! We have a review for you today as well as a giveaway!

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Review

His Million Dollar Risk is quite an enjoyable read. It is book three in the Take a Risk Series but can be read as a standalone. In addition to the well-developed characters, I enjoyed the occupation of the hero, Connor, the dream job of the heroine, Charlie and the overall adventure you are part of. After finishing the book, I really want to travel Route 66 for a road trip!

HMDR_500Connor is not looking forward to taking a  week-long trip with a reporter especially since the magazine in which the reporter is from posted a false article about his mother, so he starts out pretty angry and defensive. Charlie is filling in for her reporter-friend at the last minute and doesn’t really know what to expect. She just wants to prove to her father (head of the magazine) that she can do this job. Things don’t start out too well…

I thoroughly enjoyed Charlie’s character. You just like her from the very first scene. She isn’t perfect, but she makes you forget all the things that have to do in the future and reminds you to live in the moment. Connor is very regimented with his schedule and likes control. Charlie challenges that big time. Slowly but surely, Charlie got through that rough exterior of his and helped him to relax his schedule in a most entertaining way.

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Review: SAVING THE CEO by Jenny Holiday

In Saving the CEO by Jenny Holiday, Jack Winter has a ton of rules.  He never ever dates an employee.  He always eats at Edwards’s on the same night. A crisis at work sends Jack to his favorite restaurant on a different night, forcing him to sit at the bar instead of his usual table.  Bartender Cassie James is more than happy to serve Jack because she knows just how good of a tipper he is. What she doesn’t count on is how much she enjoys talking to the often distant patron. When Jack learns Cassie is a math student, he hires her to help him out on a secret real estate deal and a project.  There’s just one problem: Jack and Cassie can’t seem to keep their hands to themselves and a whole lot of rule breaking is happening.

This was a delightful read for me. There are so many billionaire/millionaire books floating around in contemporary romance that sometimes it leads to boring and predictable reads.  Not with Holiday’s book. She does an excellent job of keeping her story fresh. Yes, Jack is rich and a self made man but that doesn’t mean he has to go into crazy stalker mode or try to change Cassie’s life to mirror his own.

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Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: LIGHT HER FIRE by Samanthe Beck

We are celebrating the release of Samanthe Beck’s newest release, Light Her Fire with a review, excerpt and giveaway today!

Review of Light Her Fire:

Melody Merritt has just ended a ten year engagement to her high school sweetheart.  She’s tired of being good and she talks herself into hitting on Josh Bradley, the sexy new fire chief.  Josh is more than happy to help Melody explore her bad girl needs. What they don’t count on is falling in love with each other.

Light Her Fire CoverHoly heck! This book is super hot!!!!! Like don’t read it in public hot because you’ll be squirming.  Or crank up the AC hot even though its fall and chillly outside.

The chemistry between Melody and Josh is immediate and electric.  The opening chapter of the first book is absolutely hilarious and sexually charged.  Melody and Josh find themselves in the produce aisle at the grocery store and well, let me just say things head to the gutter quickly.

Aside from the chemistry and hot scenes, the story line is engrossing as well. Josh sees Bluelick, Kentucky as just a passing stop on his way to a bigger and more exciting fire department.  Melody is harboring a secret for her ex, which is making Josh jealous.  There’s an arsonist loose in town but the mayor wants to sweep the evidence under the rug and ignore Josh.

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