Thursday, September 28, 2017

5 Days of Nicola Rendell: Just Like That

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"I bet I can untangle you."

At an airport baggage claim, Penny Darling looks up from her knotted mess of ear buds to find the sexiest hunk of man she's ever seen. He's got a military haircut, a scar through his eyebrow, and he's rocking a pastel pink dress shirt like only a real man can. But Penny is on a man-free diet so she leaves the airport without succumbing to his delicious double-entendres...or his dreamy dimples.

PI Russ Macklin can't take his eyes off Penny. As she sashays out of the airport with hips swaying and curls bouncing, he suspects they may share more than just sweltering chemistry. That suitcase she's rolling along behind her? It looks a lot like his.

Because it is.

When he tracks her down, he holds her bag hostage in exchange for a date. Their night begins with margaritas and ends in urgent care, and Russ proves that Cosmo's theory about a very particular type of orgasm was oh-so-wrong.

In Penny, Russ finds a small-town sweetheart with a very naughty side. For the first time ever, he’s thinking about picket fences. Penny finds in Russ a loving, caring man who understands the power of massaging showerheads.

But Russ is only in Port Flamingo for a week. They agree it'll be a fling and nothing more. Because really, they can't fall ass-over-teakettle in love just like that...

Can they?

Jesus,”I groan into her ear. “You always this wet?”

“For you, I think so.”

I hoist her up onto the countertop, making a nearby teakettle clatter and slosh. She loops her arms around my neck, and I kiss her again, pressing her head up against the cabinets. I add another finger, feeling just how fucking tight she really is. I compress her clit and she rolls her pelvis into my palm. That tiny movement, the shifting of her pussy, her body saying yes, it sets off something inside me, as powerful as a fucking starting pistol, and I smack the cabinet behind her head, making dishware rattle and ding.

Her hands make their way down to my belt. I pull back from the kiss and watch her, her delicate hands working the leather, unthreading the end from the loops. With my thumb I press into the edge of her clit, which makes her freeze, buckle clasped in her hand. Her eyes flutter shut, and she goes slack in my arms.

I take over and pull my belt off. “So, listen,”I say, keeping my tone serious and dark. “I want you to tell me exactly what you want. You get that?”

“This is what I want,”she gasps, feeling me through my shorts. “Oh my God, you’re huge.”

“Think you can handle me?”

“If you teach me.”

Shit, how sexy is that? I tip her chin up toward my face. “Yeah, I’ll teach you. But I want you to be fucking explicit.”

“About what…”She trails off as I lick a line up her throat.

“About what you like and how you like it. I don’t know how long I’m going to be here, and I don’t want to fuck around.”I drag my tongue along the clamshell edge of her ear. “Be dirty, be rude. Tell me what you want and don’t hold back.”

Her neck arches, and her pussy clamps down around my fingers. So I give her a third. She pauses with her hands inside my waistband, her fingers inches from my cock.

“What do you want? Tell me, right now.”

She stares hard at me, like she’s trying to call my bluff. Like she thinks it doesn’t matter what she wants, not really. But how fucking wrong she is. What she wants, that’s everything.

Still though, she doesn’t answer. She gets to work on the buttons of my shirt, her small fingers undoing one after another until she’s got her hands on my bare chest.

Time to be even clearer with her, so I pin her head back and get right up in her face. “I can fuck you all night, Penny. I can fuck you until you beg for mercy. Or I can go slow and be sweet.”I pull off her shorts, working them down her legs, and drop them on the kitchen floor.

She runs her fingertips down my abs. “Can’t we do everything?”

Goddamn it, yes. “Everything and more.”

Check out my review for Just Like That here:

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Nicola Rendell writes dirty romantic comedy. She likes a stiff drink and a well-frosted cake. She loves to cook, sew, and play the piano. She realizes that her hobbies might make her sound like an old lady and she’s totally okay with that. She grew up in Taos, New Mexico; after receiving a handful of degrees from a handful of places, she now works as a professor in New England. An Amazon bestseller, her work has been featured in USA Today's Happy Ever After and the Huffington Post. She is represented by Emily Sylvan Kim at the Prospect Agency.

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5 Days of Nicola Rendell: Hail Mary


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At a boxing gym in Chicago, Mary Monahan accidentally knocks out the most handsome man she’s ever met. After she wakes him up with a few slaps and some smelling salts, the very first thing he does is ask her out for ribs and beer. His name is Jimmy. He looks like a Gillette model. And he’s just too hunky to resist.

Jimmy “The Falcon” Falconi is mystified that Mary has absolutely no idea who he is. Mystified and refreshed. He is, after all, not your everyday NFL quarterback. He shops at Costco, has a soft spot for Pinterest, and is in the midst of an epic losing streak.

Jimmy falls for Mary fast and hard, the way he does everything—balls out and like it’s fourth and long. And he realizes he’s finally met his match. That stamina he’s so proud of? Doesn’t stand a chance against her Kegels.

But what they don’t know is she’s also his new physical therapist, recently hired by the Bears to work on his rotator cuff…and groin injury. If she can’t help him, he’ll be traded faster than they can say “offensive penetration.”

In spite of the thousands of internet memes featuring Jimmy’s face with captions like: “HEY GIRL, WANT TO TOUCH MY BALLS?” Mary finds herself falling for him and his unrelenting desire to make her his.

Until a toddler shows up at Jimmy’s door.

And throws their lives into total chaos.

Holy shit.”Jimmy reaches out and unpinches his fingers over Frankie’s face. “That looks like an ewok.”He leans in, putting his enormous elbows on the table so that everything on it sloshes and slides like we’re at sea. I clamp my hand to my side of the table and try to right the vessel with my shoe. Victory. Not even a drop of beer lost.

“Frankie Knuckles is his name.”

“Jesus,”he says with a snort, looking at the picture. “What a bruiser.”

Not exactly. He’s 13 pounds, allergic to wheat, afraid of aluminum foil, and carries a half-stuffed drool-crusted panda bear around with him everywhere he goes.

“Do you like dogs?”I ask, as casually as I can muster.

In my head, I swear to God, I hear the theme song from Jeopardy. This is a moment of truth. I’m not sure I’ll ever see this guy again, but I’d like to. I’m not sure I’ll ever know his lips on mine, but I want to. But this question, the dog question, this could be a deal-breaker. I find non-dog lovers to be very, very suspicious. I once heard Ted Bundy disliked dogs, and I thought, Of course he did. But this guy, Jimmy, he’s so perfect that we’ve got to be headed for a catastrophe. This might be it. Just my luck he’s going to say, I’m allergic, or I have twenty-nine cats, or I’m really into snakes.

Please, no.

“I fucking love dogs.”

And the crowd goes wild!

“Me too,”I say, smiling. It’s an understatement, but I don’t want to get pegged as crazy dog lady quite yet. With a non-greasy finger, I type in my passcode. “He’s a Brussels Griffon. And everybody says he looks like an ewok, but I’ve never actually seen Star Wars, so I can’t weigh in on that.

”He scratches his head and glances at the bar. “Never?”


He clears his throat. “I mean, I don’t want to be rude, but do you live under some kind of rock? Are you a hermit? Because I could totally be into that, but you know, full disclosure…”

Oh Lord. I could be into that. I swallow hard. Wait. What was the rest of that sentence? Right. Star Wars. “I just never saw it growing up, and now it’s sort of a thing. I’m not morally opposed to Darth Vader or anything. Just…never got around to it.”

Jimmy shrugs his massive sexy shoulders. He’s in a navy-blue thermal Henley and a gray Bears hoodie zipped halfway up. I’m pretty sure I can smell Bounce fabric softener tangled up with the Ivory soap smell. It’s hard to tell through the hickory smoke. It’ll require further up-close investigation. I’m definitely on board with that.

“Fair enough,”he says. “I guess it’s possible to not have seen Star Wars. Maybe? Did you grow up in Amish country?”

My giggle comes right from the depths of my stomach. “I grew up mostly in Vermont. My aunt was an apiarist.”

I feel like a jerk immediately. He probably thinks I’m quizzing him on his vocabulary…“

Holy shit. Bees?”

And the crowd goes wild again! “

So many bees. We didn’t have cable, but I can talk your ear off about honey.”He slides his lower jaw off to one side and looks me up and down. “Honey, huh?”

I snatch up my beer and take a gulp. He grins. “It’s okay. I see your lack of Star Wars and I’ll raise you. I’ve never seen The Princess Bride.
“Well, that’s ridiculous. Even we had that one on VHS. Auntie Cheryl said it was a feminist film. She feels like Buttercup was inspired by Gertrude Stein.”

He snickers into his beer. Did he just laugh at a second-wave feminist reference? I might love him already.

Check out my review of Hail Mary:

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Nicola Rendell writes dirty romantic comedy. She likes a stiff drink and a well-frosted cake. She loves to cook, sew, and play the piano. She realizes that her hobbies might make her sound like an old lady and she’s totally okay with that. She grew up in Taos, New Mexico; after receiving a handful of degrees from a handful of places, she now works as a professor in New England. An Amazon bestseller, her work has been featured in USA Today's Happy Ever After and the Huffington Post. She is represented by Emily Sylvan Kim at the Prospect Agency.

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Wednesday, September 27, 2017

New Release: Act Your Age by Eve Dangerfield + Review

Act Your Age by Eve Dangerfield is now available! I had the pleasure of reading an advanced copy of this book and it was so good and deliciously kinky!
About the book:
Just because Kate ‘Middleton’ McGrath, wants a man to call ‘daddy’ in bed doesn’t mean—
Oh, you stopped reading. Cool.
Kate gets it. Kinks aren’t for everyone. Hell, they’re probably not for Mr. Henderson, her grumpaholic boss. She really shouldn’t have crush on him, but the man is just so goddamn stern. Sure, a lot of that comes down to ‘being her boss,’ but still, it feels like there might be something there.
Tyler Henderson is a golden boy who’s lost his shine. He’s old, his dream career is over, his fiancĂ©e’s left him. Now all the former firefighter wants is to try and bury his troubles in paperwork and hard liquor. He says ‘try’ because he can’t get Middleton out of his head long enough to wallow properly. He’s not going anywhere near the girl. HR issues aside, he’s done with sweetness and things don’t come sweeter than a cupcake-baking engineer who knits her own hats.
A case of mistaken identity causes Kate and Ty’s attraction to give way to blistering sex. They have more in common—and more to lose—than either of them realized. When it comes to unreasonable attraction you can rarely change your mind, but can you act your age?

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My review:
4.25 stars
 Eve Dangerfield is so freaking talented! Every book she writes is better and better. They are sexy and kinky with all the good emotions to go with the kink. Her books are also deliciously long and full of feels. This book is Kate and Ty's story. Ty and Kate work together. They have had a chemistry between them from the moment they met, but something happens between them on a work trip that turns that spark into a blazing inferno. They both know it should be a one time thing, a mistake, an accident. They're co-workers and have a big age difference between them. But they found something in each other that they never found before with anyone else. They're kinks match up perfectly and it is impossible for them to walk away from that. They decide to start a no-strings sex only relationship, which leads to them wanting more and falling in love. Things are complicated with friends, work, exes, and family but it all works out for them in the end.

Dangerfield's characters are so deep and layered. The characters' kinks and seeing the way they work them into their lives, along with the psychology behind them, is fascinating. You can't help but love the couples. I loved Kate and Ty. I feel bad for them both at times, especially Katie, as the way their relationship developed was a roller coaster and full of emotions. Ty sometimes acts like a jerk but he has some hang ups he has to overcome. I felt like Kate took him back a little too easily at the end. I also felt like I needed to hear their conversation about everything that had happened over the course of their relationship, which they were planning to have later off page. Still, it was very good and I felt all of the feels. I liked that Kate grew in character and became stronger. They loved each other so much and I definitely felt it. I loved the setting and the characters' friends too. I would love to see some of them get their own books too.

Daddy kink isn't my favorite thing, but the way it's done here makes it not a huge focus,. It was easy for me to understand why it was the characters' thing. It was just one part of the Kate and Ty's relationship and their love. I've read a few Daddy kink books and this was definitely the best one. I didn't love the stepfather role playing, but it didn't bother me enough to ruin the book and is only a small part/few scenes. For the most part, the sexy times were definitely sexy and a little dirty too.

Seriously, this book was so good I didn't want it to end. I wanted an epilogue but it looks like the couple might get another book at some point. Overall, it's the depth, the honesty, the emotions and the unforgettable characters that make this book so good. I definitely recommend it!

Review Blitz: Corps Security Hopetown Kindle World



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Fighting for Honor by JB Salsbury

Deliverance by S R Watson Author

Something Bad by Cat Mason Author

For You by J.M. Walker

      JB Salsbury – Fighting For Honor 

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author JB Salsbury brings her Fighting series to Harper Sloan’s Hope Town in this Kindle Worlds exclusive, Fighting for Honor. 
 UFL fighter Caleb hasn’t been to Hope Town since he was eighteen. His next big fight takes place in Atlanta and the serene lakefront home from his childhood is the perfect place to train without distractions. Until he stumbles downstairs to find a woman in his house. He’s met her before, and he’s never forgotten. Honor was raised by her grandfather, Crazy Colonel Cartwright. Ostracized at a young age she was an outcast. Combined with her awkward personality and she became the local bully’s favorite plaything. Honor and Caleb come face-to-face and feelings from fourteen years ago come rushing back—not all of them good. She prefers to remain unknown, but she’s seen in public with the world’s most talked about fighter and thrust into a national spotlight that catches the attention of her childhood tormentors. And they aren’t finished with her yet.    


My Review:

4-4.25 stars

 This was a really good read! I read all of the books in this Corp Security Hopetown Kindle World series and this one was my favorite. 

This is Caleb and Honor's story. Caleb is a MMA fighter. His family spent summers on the lake in Hopetown growing up. He hung out with a group of boys that lived there year round. Honor lived there year round also, in the house across the street. Caleb didn't know her well, but he thought she was pretty and wanted to get to know her better. But his family stopped coming to the lake and he didn't see her again. Unbeknownst to Caleb, the boys in town were very cruel to Honor and bullied her mercilessly. She grew up and without much choice, is now working cleaning houses in town. Caleb is facing a big fight coming up so he heads back to Hopetown to the house he remembered fondly. He hopes to train there without much distraction. He isn't expecting to run into his old crush Honor, who has been hired to clean and cook for him. But he isn't about to let the opportunity to get to know her better pass by. Honor isn't sure at first whether she can trust him, after all, he was friends with her tormentors years ago. But Caleb pursues her and proves himself as someone she can trust. They soon fall for each other, and while they face a few hurdles with the now-grown bullies, they get their much deserved HEA. 

This was a good book with great characters with an awesome connection and lots of depth. I really liked Caleb and Honor. I really liked how Honor was able to overcome her bullies and find happiness. I loved how Caleb really saw Honor, maybe being the first person to have done so in a long time. They were really sweet together. The story was unique and interesting. There were fun cameos from the Hopetown series, too. No OW/ OM drama and it was low angst. This couple only had eyes for each other. It was just a sweet, sexy love story. 

Overall, this book had heart, chemistry and sexiness. It was just really good! This was my first book by Ms. Salsbury and won't be the last. I'm intrigued by the characters from her Fighting series that appeared in this book and will have to dig into that series soon. I definitely recommend this book!


  JM Walker: For You

Brogan Tapp tries to be strong. Guilt and fear that the man she loves will fall within himself and not know how to find his way out, haunts her. Coby Porter vows not to let the demons in his mind take over. He plans a trip to save his relationship, once and for all. Hope Town, Georgia is the saving grace for their love, before the nightmares consume them both.  

SR Watson – Deliverance

Bleu Loren
  My life has never been my own. I've always been a rule follower—the obedient girl who always did what she was told. I played the part given to me and got engaged to the man my parents set me up with. He was supposed to be my Prince Charming. He promised me a happily ever after, only he delivered a nightmare instead. Now I'm on the run. No money. No plan. Just freedom. How ironic is it that my desperate escape lands me in a place called Hope Town? I lost hope a long time ago.

Beau Rivers Lair
I'm a manwhore. It's a known fact and exactly how I like it. I make my own rules and live without expectations. Returning to Hope Town to help the woman who raised me with her restaurant meant my past was here to greet me, but I refuse to allow the mirage of possibilities to engulf me a second time around. I don't believe in love or fairy-tale endings. There's lust, and there's screwing. I don't have time for anyone or anything outside of these two principles. There is no hope for me. Accept it or not ... you've been warned!  


   Somethin’ Bad by Cat Mason

Tequila can make a woman do somethin’ stupid. Somethin’ bad… After celebrating my birthday with my best friends turns into the most embarrassing night of my life, the last thing I expected was to see him walk into my bakery. The sexy smile on his face lets me know that he has no intention of letting me off the hook either. He doesn’t want an apology or an explanation. He wants me. The way Matt Hudson crashes into my life and bosses me around as if he has known me all my life is frustrating. What’s even worse is the power he has to bring me to my knees with the flash of one his panty-melting smiles. He steals my control without even trying. Makes me want. Makes me need. Even when my life begins to unravel right before my eyes, there is a part of me hoping that the man my friends have dubbed Hunk P.D. may be something good to come out of all my heartache.    


My Review:

4 stars

 This was a good book! I was pleasantly surprised because Cat Mason is a new-to-me author. This is Sienna and Matt's story. Sienna is a bakery owner and has just gotten out of a bad relationship with a cheater. Her good friends decide she needs a night out on her birthday to let loose at the Dirty Dog. After a few too many drinks, she meets Matt outside the ladies restroom. Matt is a cop, working security, but Sienna thinks he is one of the dancers at the bar. In her drunkenness, she hits on him and grabs his "jewels".... before throwing up on him. But Matt is not deterred, instead he is charmed. He pursues Sienna and they begin dating. But someone has it out for Sienna and threatens her. Matt helps protect her and it all works out in the end. 

I really liked both Matt and Sienna. They were really cute together and had great chemistry. 
The only reason I didn't rate this book higher was because it wasn't anything super memorable or original. Still, it was a really good enjoyable read. There were sweet moments, lots of sexiness, a little suspense, and some funny times too. I really enjoyed the meet-cute. There is insta-feelings but I wasn't bothered by that. There was no pushing away or OW/OM drama. I really enjoyed Sienna's friends and the small town, Hopetown setting, too.

Overall, I very much enjoyed Somethin' Bad! I will definitely have to catch up on Cat Mason's back list!



       The entire Corps Security series is together for a limited time box set. Years after the Marines brought them together, the men of Corps Security are together again. These six novels follow their lives as they take a chance at love. Can love truly conquer all? From broken souls to broken hearts, they all will find out if they'll get their second chance at happily ever afters and that love really is worth fighting for. **Warning** These books are intended for a mature reading audience and aren't suitable for younger readers. There are some mild scenes of abuse that happen outside of the relationship of the H/h in some of the books. 

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harper1Harper is a NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL and USA TODAY bestselling author residing in Georgia with her husband and three daughters. She has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books, hibachi, tattoos and Game of Thrones. When she isn't writing you can almost always find her with a book in hand.