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Sunday, June 23, 2019

Blog Tour: Nine by T. M. Frazier + Review!



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"Nine was just as hilarious as it was dark and violent. Just as deep and emotional as it was smoking hot. NINE stars!!!"- BB Easton, bestselling author



Nine: The Tale of Kevin Clearwater, the highly anticipated new standalone from USA Today bestselling author T.M. Frazier is available now!




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Nine lives.
Nine inches.
One chance to make her his.
Preppy's brother is about to live up to the family legacy in more ways than one.
This is the story of Nine, The Tale of Kevin Clearwater.



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Excerpt:


I look up into his dark eyes. “This is a dangerous game of cat and mouse we’re playing.” “More like a game of cat and bird,” he corrects. I straighten my posture, my nipples grazing his hard chest. “And we all know how that turns out in the end. The cat eats the bird.” Nine lightly scrapes his nails over my bare arms before pressing them into my skin. I gasp at the slight bite of pain. “No, the pretty bird swoops down from nowhere and sinks her sharp talons into the cat, marking him for life.” There’s no sarcasm in his voice. I don’t know how to begin to process what it is he’s saying. It takes all of my concentration to get out my next few words. “And...and then what?” Nine picks me up off the floor in one quick motion, flipping me back onto the bed. He crawls over my body, hovering above me, pinning my wrists to the mattress. He grazes his teeth over the sensitive spot behind my ear. He lowers his voice to a deliciously deep rumble that has me vibrating with his every word. “And then he eats her.”


REVIEW:

4 stars
****


 This was a good book! Nine is the story of Kevin, Preppy's brother, and Lenny. Nine had the same mother as Preppy but was raised in foster care and did not know he had a brother until he was grown. One night, while hanging out on a bridge, he meets Lenny, whose parents have just died and who is contemplating jumping. They share an instant connection and he gives Lenny her first kiss, but before anything else can happen, she falls from the bridge and is assumed to have drowned. That night has haunted Nine ever since. Now years later, Nine has found Preppy and gone on to make a life. Lenny survived her fall from the bridge and has gone on to try to have a life as well, but she finds that life crumbling. When tough circumstances bring them back together, they both still feel a connection, but they don't recognize who each other are at first. They don't know if they can trust each other, but their pull to each other is so strong. The connection Lenny and Nine share is undeniable. The two of them realize they share a past and must face their demons together so they can also share a future. 

I adored the way Nine got his name and the way he never forgot Lenny. She was the one person who was perfect for him and could help him get over his bad childhood and sexual abuse. They had amazing chemistry. I loved that they both were quirky and funny, neither taking themselves too seriously. They were both a little innocent about relationships, despite what they had both been through. Nine and Lenny were a really good couple. Sexy, sweet and fun. It was really great to see them both overcome their pasts, grow into themselves and find the happiness they deserved. This book has adventure, suspense, sexiness, emotion and humor. I enjoyed Nine and Lenny's journey to love, as well as catching up with the other characters in the King series. 

Overall, this was a really good read. I hope this series will continue as I'm not ready to say goodbye to these characters. I continue to be a big fan of Ms. Frazier's work and look forward to what she comes up with next! 





T.M.FrazierAbout the Author

T.M. (Tracey Marie) Frazier never dreamed that a single person would ever read a word she wrote when she published her first book. Now, she is a five- time USA Today bestselling author and her books have been translated into numerous languages and published all around the world. T.M. enjoys writing what she calls sexy‘wrongside of the tracks romance’ with morally corrupt anti-heroes and ballsy heroines. Her books have been described as raw, dark and gritty. Basically, what that means, is while some authors are great at describing a flower as it blooms, T.M. is better at describing it in the final stages of decay. She loves meeting her readers, but if you see her at an event please don’t pinch her because she's not ready to wake up from this amazing dream.


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Thursday, June 20, 2019

Chapter Reveal: Handle with Care by Helena Hunting


Handle With Care, an all-new romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting is coming August 27th, and we have a sneak peek!



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HE WANTS TO LOSE CONTROL.

Between his parents’ messed up marriage and his narcissistic younger brother, Lincoln Moorehead has spent the majority of his life avoiding his family. After the death of his father, Lincoln finds himself in the middle of the drama. To top it all off, he’s been named CEO of Moorehead Media, much to his brother’s chagrin. But Lincoln’s bad attitude softens when he meets the no-nonsense, gorgeous woman who has been given the task of transforming him from the gruff, wilderness guy to a suave businessman

SHE’S TRYING TO HOLD IT TOGETHER.

Wren Sterling has been working double time to keep the indiscretions at Moorehead Media at bay, so when she’s presented with a new contract, with new responsibilities and additional incentives, she agrees. Working with the reclusive oldest son of a ridiculously entitled family is worth the hassle if it means she’s that much closer to pursuing her own dreams. What Wren doesn’t expect is to find herself attracted to him, or for it to be mutual. And she certainly doesn’t expect to fall for Lincoln. But when a shocking new Moorehead scandal comes to light, she’s forced to choose between her own family and the broody, cynical CEO.



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Excerpt from Chapter One

Chapter One

What Have I Gotten Myself into?

Wren I slip onto the empty bar stool beside the lumberjack mountain man who looks like he tried to squeeze himself into a suit two sizes too small. He’s intimidatingly broad and thick, with long dark hair that’s been pulled up into a haphazard man bun thing. His beard is a hipster’s wet dream. His scowl, however, makes him about as approachable as a rabid porcupine. And yet, here I am, sidling up next to him. He glances at me, eyes bleary and not really tracking. He quickly focuses on his half-empty glass again. Based on the slump of his shoulders and the uncoordinated way he picks up his glass and tips it toward his mouth, I’m guessing he’s pretty hammered. I order a sparkling water with a dash of cranberry juice and a lime. What I could really use is a cup of lavender-mint tea and my bed, but instead, I’m sitting next to a drunk man in his thirties. My life is extra glamorous, obviously. And no, I’m not an escort, but at the moment I feel like my morals are on the same kind of slippery slope. “Rough day?” I ask, nodding to the bottle that’s missing more than half its contents. It was full when he sat down at the bar an hour ago. Yes, I’ve been watching him the entire time, waiting for an opportunity to make my move. While he’s been sitting here, he’s turned down two women, one in a dress that could’ve doubled as a disco ball and the other in a top so low-cut, I could almost see her navel. “You could say that,” he slurs. He props his cheek on his fist, eyes almost slits. I can still make out the vibrant blue hue despite them being nearly closed. They move over me, assessing. I’m wearing a conservative black dress with a high neckline and a hem that falls below my knees. Definitely not nearly as provocative as Disco Ball or Navel Lady. “That solving your problems?” I give him a wry grin and tip my chin in the direction of his bottle of Johnnie. His gaze swings slowly to the bottle. It gives me a chance to really look at him. Or what I can see of his face under his beard, anyway. “Nah, but it helps quiet down all the noise up here.” He taps his temple and blurts, “My dad died.” I put a hand on his forearm. It feels awkward, and creepy on my part since its half-genuine, half-contrived comfort. “I’m so sorry.” He glances at my hand, which I quickly remove, and refocuses on his drink. “I should be sorry too, but I think he was mostly an asshole, so the world might be better off without him.” He attempts to fill his glass again, but his aim is off, and he pours it on the bar instead. I rush to lift my purse and grab a handful of napkins to mop up the mess. “I’m drunk,” he mumbles. “Well, I’m thinking that might’ve been the plan, considering the way you’re sucking that bottle back. I’m actually surprised you didn’t ask for a straw in the first place. Might be a good idea to throw a spacer [CD3] in there if you want tomorrow morning to suck less.” I push my drink toward him, hoping he doesn’t send me packing like he did the other women who approached him earlier. He narrows his eyes at my glass, suspicious, maybe. “What is that?” “Cranberry and soda.” “No booze?” “No booze. Go ahead. You’ll thank me in the morning.” He picks up the glass and pauses when it’s an inch from his mouth. His eyes crinkle, telling me he’s smiling under that beard. “Does that mean Imma wake up with you beside me?” I cock a brow. “Are you propositioning me?” “Shit, sorry.” He chugs the contents of my glass. “I was joking. Besides, I’m so wasted, I can barely remember my name. Pretty sure I’d be useless in bed tonight. I should stop talkin’.” He scrubs a hand over his face and then motions to me. “I wouldn’t proposition you.” I’m not sure how to respond. I go with semi-affronted, since it seems like somewhat of an insult. “Good to know.” “Dammit. I mean, I think you might be hot. You look hot. I mean attractive. I think you’re pretty.” He tips his head to the side and blinks a few times. “You have nice eyes, all four of them are lovely.” This time I laugh—for real—and point to the bottle. “I think you might want to tell your date you’re done for the night.” He blows out a breath and nods. “You might be right.” He makes an attempt to stand, but as soon as his feet hit the floor, he stumbles into me and grabs my shoulders to steady himself. “Whoa. Sorry. Yup, I’m definitely drunk.” His face is inches from mine, breath smelling strongly of alcohol. Beyond that, I get a whiff of fresh soap and a hint of aftershave. He lets go of my shoulders and takes an unsteady step back. “I don’t usually do this.” He motions sloppily to the bottle. “Mostly I’m a three drink max guy.” “I think losing your father makes this condonable.” I slide off my stool. Despite being tall for a woman, and wearing heels, he still manages to be close to a head taller than me. “Yeah, maybe, but I still think I might regret it tomorrow.” He’s incredibly unsteady, swaying while standing in place. I take the opportunity for what it is and thread my arm through his, leading him away from the bar. “Come on, let’s get you to the elevator before you pass out right here.” He nods, then wobbles a bit, like moving his head has set him off balance. “That’s probably a good idea.” He leans into me as we weave through the bar and stumbles on the two stairs leading to the foyer. There’s no way I’ll be able to stop him if he goes down, but I drape one of his huge arms over my shoulder anyway, and slip my own around his waist, guiding him in a mostly straight line to the elevators. “Which floor are you on?” I ask. “Penthouse.” He drops his arm from my shoulder and flings it out, pointing to the black doors at the end of the hall. “Jesus, I feel like I’m on a boat.” “It’s probably all the alcohol sloshing around in your brain.” I take his elbow again, helping him stagger the last twenty feet to the dedicated penthouse elevator. He stares at the keypad for a few seconds, brow pulling into a furrow. “I can’t remember the code. It’s thumbprint activated though too.” He stumbles forward and presses his forehead against the wall, then tries to line up his thumb with the sensor, but his aim is horrendous and he keeps missing. I settle a hand on his very firm forearm. This man is built like a tank. Or a superhero. For a moment, I reconsider what I’m about to do, but he seems pretty harmless and ridiculously hammered, so he shouldn’t pose a threat. I’m also trained in self-defense, which would fall under the by any means necessary umbrella. “Can I help?”

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About the Author:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She's writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

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New Release: What We Do in the Night by Stylo Fantome + Review!







Title: What We Do in the Night
Series: Day to Night Duet #1
Author: Stylo Fantôme
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotic Romance
Release Date: June 21, 2019



Blurb

Just five months ago, Valentine O'Dell started working at a very special kind of nightclub – one where you can dance the night away, or live out your greatest fantasy. She's learned to lose herself to her nights, forgetting all her day time woes as she charms every man she meets. It's easy enough to do when she doesn't let her feelings get involved.

Then Ari Sharapov walks in and changes everything.

Working for his father's law firm has left Ari with very little control over his life, so when he sees Valentine for the first time, he sees a girl who is desperate for someone to take care of her. To take over her. So what he can't get for himself in the day time, he'll simply take for himself at night. But when power struggles lead to real feelings, who's actually controlling whom?

Some relationships are better left in the dark.






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REVIEW:

4 stars

****


 This was a good book! What We Do in the Night is book one in the Day to Night duet. This is the beginning of Valentine and Ari's story. Valentine lives a double life. During the day, she cares for her elderly grandmother, lives with her and goes to college for fashion design. At night, she works in the exclusive underground club, Cache. The club is fantasy world for adults, with adventure, excitement, games, drugs, sex... you name it you can get it at Cache. Val works as an escort there. She hosts clients there for money and shows them the time of their lives to pay her and her grandmothers bills. (She does not sleep with her clients) Ari is a rich, arrogant lawyer. He comes to Cache with some friends and meets Val. They have immediate chemistry, Ari decides he wants Val to work for him exclusively, doing what she does at Cache for him for two weeks. Val is reluctant but the money he offers her would help her so much to pay her bills. So Ari and Val begin a paid relationship of sorts, which leads to feelings (and denial of those feelings) on both parts, and the situation blows up in their faces.

I really enjoyed this book. I adored Valentine. She was relatable and her problems were easy to sympathize with. She was an awesome heroine- funny, strong, not a bitch, sweet and vulnerable. I liked Ari too. He could be a jerk, but he wasn't too bad. He wasn't cold or unfeeling. Ari had a lot of pressure at work and from his father. He needed Val to lighten up his life and give him what he needed. It was obvious these two were perfect for each other. They had great chemistry, matching kinks, but also humor and a true connection. They were falling in love, despite trying not to, because it didn't fit into their life plans. Ari makes a mistake by saying something he didn't mean which Val overhears. He knows he screwed up. There is a cliffhanger, but I didn't think it was awful. I have faith that Ari and Val are meant to be and can work everything out between them.

Overall, this was a good book! Sexy, a little suspenseful and totally addictive. I enjoyed seeing Ari and Val's story develop. I really liked these two as a couple and I look forward to the next book and conclusion to their story!

*Just a safety FYI- Ari does have a girlfriend at the beginning of the book, but breaks up with her quickly. She is in Val's college class and is a huge bitch, especially to her, so there is some drama with that throughout the book. There is no cheating.






Author Bio


Crazy woman from a remote location in Alaska (where the need for a creative mind is a necessity!), I have been writing since ... forever? Yeah, that sounds about right. I have been told that I remind people of Lucille Ball - I also see shades of Jennifer Saunders, and Denis Leary. So basically, I laugh a lot, I'm clumsy a lot, and I say the F-word A LOT.

I like dogs more than I like most people, and I don't trust anyone who doesn't drink. No, I do not live in an igloo, and no, the sun does not set for six months out of the year, there's your Alaska lesson for the day. I have mermaid hair - both a curse and a blessing - and most of the time I talk so fast, even I can't understand me.

Yeah. I think that about sums me up.


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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Blog Tour: Enchanted by Lexi Blake + Review & Excerpt!





We are beyond excited to be sharing this release from Lexi Blake with you today! ENCHANTED is part of the Masters and Mercenaries series and it is releasing as part of 1001 Dark Nights. It just went live today! Check out an excerpt and book trailer from the title below. Click here to grab your copy now.

 

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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake comes a new story in her Masters and Mercenaries series…


A snarky submissive princess Sarah Stevens’s life is pretty sweet. By day, she’s a dedicated trauma nurse and by night, a fun-loving club sub. She adores her job, has a group of friends who have her back, and is a member of the hottest club in Dallas. So why does it all feel hollow? Could it be because she fell for her dream man and can’t forgive him for walking away from her? Nope. She’s not going there again. No matter how much she wants to. A prince of the silver screen Jared Johns might be one of the most popular actors in Hollywood, but he lost more than a fan when he walked away from Sarah. He lost the only woman he’s ever loved. He’s been trying to get her back, but she won’t return his calls. A trip to Dallas to visit his brother might be exactly what he needs to jump-start his quest to claim the woman who holds his heart. A masquerade to remember For Charlotte Taggart’s birthday, Sanctum becomes a fantasyland of kinky fun and games. Every unattached sub gets a new Dom for the festivities. The twist? The Doms must conceal their identities until the stroke of midnight at the end of the party. It’s exactly what Sarah needs to forget the fact that Jared is pursuing her. She can’t give in to him, and the mysterious Master D is making her rethink her position when it comes to signing a contract. Jared knows he was born to play this role, dashing suitor by day and dirty Dom at night. When the masks come off, will she be able to forgive the man who loves her, or will she leave him forever?


 **Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you'll enjoy each one as much as we do.**  



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REVIEW:


3.75 stars
***



 This was a good book. Enchanted is Jared and Sarah's book. We have seen Jared and Sarah's story play out in the background over many books in the Masters and Mercenaries series. Jared is a tv and movie star and is the brother of Kai, Sanctum and Mackay-Taggart's resident psychiatrist. Sarah is a nurse, a sub at Sanctum, and Kori's (Kai's wife) best friend. In previous books, we've seen Jared's friend turn out to be a serial killer who kills Jared's exes. When Jared and Sarah meet in the middle of that drama, they feel an instant connection and chemistry, but Jared pushes her away in order to keep her safe and out of the spotlight. Now that his life has calmed down, Jared is ready to pursue Sarah and focus on his personal life, instead of his professional. But now she is going through her own rough time. She tries to push him away, but Jared will not let her go. The two are meant to be together and they both realize they do not want to go through the trials of life without each other. 

I had been waiting for Jared and Sarah's story for awhile and I was a little disappointed that their book was just going to be a novella. Still, I felt like this book turned out to be the perfect length for their story. There wasn't a strong suspense storyline. The book was just focused on Sarah and Jared and how they worked out their problems so they could get their HEA together. I really did love these two. I definitely felt the love between them and that they were meant to be. I did feel like I wanted a little more happy times between the couple together and a little less back and forth. Still, I was very glad they could overcome their pasts together and find happiness. 

Overall, Enchanted is a sweet, simple and sexy story. I enjoyed Jared and Sarah's journey to love. This book is a great addition to the Masters and Mercenaries series. I look forward to more from this addicting series and Ms. Blake in the future! 





Excerpt:



Charlotte Taggart felt the baby fluttering in her belly and a deep sense of peace filled her. She genuinely enjoyed being pregnant. It wasn’t for everyone. Her sister hated it, and Simon was going to have to be happy with the only kiddo he would ever share with Chelsea. Her friend Kori had vowed to never be pregnant, and it worked for her and Kai. They had a whole lot of dogs and it filled the need for them. The truth was there was no one way to have a family.
But damn she loved hers—all of them. She loved the ones she shared blood with and the ones she’d chosen. She was blessed beyond measure.
It made her feel the need to give back.
Soft baby snuffles came from the monitor, letting her know her son was still sleeping. She’d given up keeping a monitor in the twins’ room since they’d gotten big enough to simply come and ask for what they needed. Too many times she overheard plans for world domination and it kept her up at night.
The son in her stomach twisted again, but it wasn’t anywhere close to uncomfortable yet. That was still months away. For now, his kicks felt like waves across her belly.
Soft light illuminated the kitchen and she couldn’t help but think about how far she’d come from the child she’d been. Moscow didn’t have many sunny days, but here in Dallas the light seemed to always be around her.
Light and love and laughter.
“He giving you hell, baby?” The question rumbled against the nape of her neck and she was pulled back against the hard planes of her husband’s body. He’d gone to bed wearing nothing at all, but she knew he would have slid his strong legs into pajama bottoms or sweat pants before he’d left the room. His chest, however, was still warm and bare. “You’re up early. Or were you trying to sneak in some quiet time before the monsters awaken?”
Nothing ever felt as good as that moment when Ian took her in his arms. And he was right. She loved her three kiddos. Kenzie and Kala and Seth. Soon there would be four, and she wasn’t so foolish as to believe her baby girls wouldn’t immediately start training their youngest brother in how to take on the parents. But that wasn’t what had gotten her out of bed. “I was plotting.”
She could feel him smile against her shoulder, where he was currently laying soft kisses and getting her hot and bothered. He pushed her hair to the side to give himself better access.
“I love it when you plot. Is this a bloody, take-no-prisoners plot where I get to murder people? Because it’s been a long time.”


BOOK TRAILER






“I can always trust Lexi Blake's Dominants to leave me breathless...and in love. If you want sensual, exciting BDSM wrapped in an awesome love story, then look for a Lexi Blake book.”
~ Cherise Sinclair New York Times bestselling author

“Lexi Blake's MASTERS AND MERCENARIES series is beautifully written and deliciously hot. She's got a real way with both action and sex. I also love the way Blake writes her gorgeous Dom heroes--they make me want to do bad, bad things. Her heroines are intelligent and gutsy ladies whose taste for submission definitely does not make them dish rags. Can't wait for the next book!”
~ Angela Knight, New York Times bestselling author

“I can’t get enough of the Masters and Mercenaries Series! Love and Let Die is Lexi Blake at her best! She writes erotic romantic suspense like no other, and I am always extremely excited when she has something new for us! Intense, heart pounding, and erotically fulfilling, I could not put this book down.”
~ Shayna Renee, Shayna Renee's Spicy Reads

“Certain authors and series are on my auto-buy list. Lexi Blake and her Masters & Mercenaries series is at the top of that list... this book offered everything I love about a Masters & Mercenaries book – alpha men, hot sex and sweet loving… As long as Ms. Blake continues to offer such high quality books, I’ll be right there, ready to read.”
~ Robin, Sizzling Hot Books

“I have absolutely fallen in love with this series. Spies, espionage, and intrigue all packaged up in a hot dominant male package. All the men at McKay-Taggart are smoking hot and the women are amazingly strong sexy submissives.”
~ Kelley, Smut Book Junkie Book Reviews





 






   About LEXI BLAKE:


New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband and three kids. She began writing at a young age concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance that she found success. Lexi believes in happy endings no matter how odd the couple, threesome or foursome may seem. 

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Monday, June 17, 2019

New Release: The Lemon Sisters by Jill Shalvis + Review!











The Lemon Sisters by Jill Shalvis is now available!



The New York Times bestselling author of Rainy Day Friends and Lost and Found Sisters returns to Wildstone, California, where two completely opposite sisters—who are still nursing wounds from the past—realize they need each other more than they think.

When Brooke’s older sister, Mindy, shows up at her door with her three kids in tow, she barely recognizes her sibling who looks like she’s on the verge of a total breakdown. While adventurous, wanderlust Brooke was always the problem child, eager to slip free of Wildstone and its small-town constraints, Mindy was the golden child, who never had a hair out of place or a GPA below 4.0. The Mindy that arrives at Brooke’s apartment however, is a far cry from the ever-perfect doctor’s wife.

Brooke’s further stunned when Mindy asks to trade places with her for a few days so she can pick up her pieces and put herself back together. What Mindy doesn’t realize is that Brooke is just as broken. Her sister needs her though, so Brooke takes the kids and returns to Wildstone.

But how does one go home after seven years away and what feels like a lifetime of secrets? It doesn’t take long for Brooke to come face-to-face with her past, in the form of one tall, dark, sexy mistake. But Garrett’s no longer interested, or so he says. Only his words don’t match his actions, leaving Brooke feeling things she long ago shoved deep.

The sisters begin to wonder if the childhood taunts were true, are they lemons in life? In love? True or not, they know one thing—you can’t run far enough to outpace your demons. And when long-dead secrets surface, they’ll have to overcome their differences and learn that sometimes the one person who can help you the most is the one you never thought to ask.



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REVIEW:

3.5 stars
***

 This was a pretty good book, while it was not my favorite by Ms. Shalvis. I think The Lemon Sisters is technically supposed to be in the women's fiction genre. It is the first book I have read in this series, because I prefer to read only romance, but I wanted to give this book a try. I enjoyed it and am glad I read it. I do think it was a romance, or at least had strong romantic elements, but it had a totally different writing style than Ms. Shalvis's contemporary romance books and I think that is what sets it apart. 

The Lemon Sisters is the story of sisters Mindy and Brooke Lemon. They are both busy women with a lot going on in their lives. Mindy is married to her high school sweetheart with three kids and she still lives in their small hometown. Mindy lives in LA working for an adventure tv show. When Mindy has a breakdown, questioning her husband's fidelity, her ability to do it all, work and be supermom, she lands on Brooke's doorstep. Brooke takes the three kids and goes back to her hometown for the first time in years to take care of them and give Mindy a break and time to work through her issues. While there, she must confront her own demons from the past and the man she ran from years before. Mindy and Brooke go through some heartache as they find themselves and find the lives they were meant to be living. 

While I enjoyed this book, I found the storytelling to be kind of meandering and a little slow at times. The characters were very real feeling but also frustrating at times. They both went back and forth too much over what they wanted. I wanted to shake them at times so they would see what a good life they had right in front of them. 

Also, I didn't love the fact that Brooke's man, Garrett, who she secretly had a relationship in high school, was Mindy's best friend. Mindy had a crush on him in the present, as a married woman. She didn't know about Brooke and Garrett's history, and when she found out, she was mad and jealous, as she thought of him a hers'. While I knew Mindy loved her husband, this whole situation with Garrett felt too close to home and a little inappropriate. It made me like Mindy a little less as it seemed selfish of her to want Garrett to herself. 

But I did like this story a good bit. It was relatable that Mindy would be exhausted and frustrated with her life as a working mom with a workaholic husband and three wild kids. The same with Brooke's past heartache and her struggle with loneliness and the realization that she still deserves happiness if she would only take the risk. I really did like Mindy and her husband together, along with their crazy life with their little family. I especially liked Brooke and Garrett. They were sweet and sexy with each other and they really deserved happiness together. I enjoyed seeing both of the Lemon sisters get their problems worked out and find the happy lives they deserved. 

Overall, The Lemon Sisters was a pretty good read. Now that I know what to expect from this series and this genre from Ms. Shalvis, I will go back and read the others. I look forward to reading more from her in the future! 










New Release: Nine by T. M. Frazier + Review!



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Nine: The Tale of Kevin Clearwater, the highly anticipated new standalone from USA Today bestselling author T.M. Frazier is available now!


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Nine lives.
Nine inches.
One chance to make her his.
Preppy's brother is about to live up to the family legacy in more ways than one.
This is the story of Nine, The Tale of Kevin Clearwater.



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REVIEW:

4 stars
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This was a good book! Nine is the story of Kevin, Preppy's brother, and Lenny. Nine had the same mother as Preppy but was raised in foster care and did not know he had a brother until he was grown. One night, while hanging out on a bridge, he meets Lenny, whose parents have just died and who is contemplating jumping. They share an instant connection and he gives Lenny her first kiss, but before anything else can happen, she falls from the bridge and is assumed to have drowned. That night has haunted Nine ever since. Now years later, Nine has found Preppy and gone on to make a life. Lenny survived her fall from the bridge and has gone on to try to have a life as well, but she finds that life crumbling. When tough circumstances bring them back together, they both still feel a connection, but they don't recognize who each other are at first. They don't know if they can trust each other, but their pull to each other is so strong. The connection Lenny and Nine share is undeniable. The two of them realize they share a past and must face their demons together so they can also share a future.

I adored the way Nine got his name and the way he never forgot Lenny. She was the one person who was perfect for him and could help him get over his bad childhood and sexual abuse. They had amazing chemistry. I loved that they both were quirky and funny, neither taking themselves too seriously. They were both a little innocent about relationships, despite what they had both been through. Nine and Lenny were a really good couple. Sexy, sweet and fun. It was really great to see them both overcome their pasts, grow into themselves and find the happiness they deserved. This book has adventure, suspense, sexiness, emotion and humor. I enjoyed Nine and Lenny's journey to love, as well as catching up with the other characters in the King series.

Overall, this was a really good read. I hope this series will continue as I'm not ready to say goodbye to these characters. I continue to be a big fan of Ms. Frazier's work and look forward to what she comes up with next!



T.M.Frazier.jpgAbout the Author  

T.M. (Tracey Marie) Frazier never dreamed that a single person would ever read a word she wrote when she published her first book. Now, she is a five-time USA Today bestselling author and her books have been translated into numerous languages and published all around the world. T.M. enjoys writing what she calls sexy‘wrongside of the tracks romance’ with morally corrupt anti-heroes and ballsy heroines. Her books have been described as raw, dark and gritty. Basically, what that means, is while some authors are great at describing a flower as it blooms, T.M. is better at describing it in the final stages of decay. She loves meeting her readers, but if you see her at an event please don’t pinch her because she's not ready to wake up from this amazing dream.


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