Sunday, August 31, 2014

Rocker Week - Play (Stage Dive #2)

Rocker Week


Mal Ericson, drummer for the world famous rock band Stage Dive, needs to clean up his image fast—at least for a little while. Having a good girl on his arm should do the job just fine. Mal doesn’t plan on this temporary fix becoming permanent, but he didn’t count on finding the one right girl. Anne Rollins never thought she’d ever meet the rock god who plastered her teenage bedroom walls—especially not under these circumstances. Anne has money problems. Big ones. But being paid to play the pretend girlfriend to a wild life-of-the-party drummer couldn’t end well. No matter how hot he is. Or could it?


Sunday, August 24, 2014

Author Take-Over Week - Extreme Close-Up

Author Take-Over


He’s hot, young, and way off-limits... But he might be just what she needs to get over the past and on with her life.

Lisa Taylor’s life stalled after her divorce three years ago, and she never got it started up again. Now her shit-paying catalogue photography job is boring her to death, she can’t bear to look in the mirror, and she hasn’t had a man since her asshole ex left.

When a gorgeous younger man reappears in her life, he promises to be the solution to all those problems. Tempting as he is -- and god almighty, he is! -- taking what he offers could destroy what little she has left.

Jess's Review 

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I received this book in exchange for an honest review.

In this hot little ditty we meet; Lisa, a forty-something divorcee, who is struggling to make her career work and lives inside a little emotional bubble and Braden, the twenty-something hottie who is trying to figure out what to do with his life. Lisa and Brady have known each other for a long time and they reconnect one summer while he is taking care of her lawn.

This was a one sitting book for me. It flowed quickly, the story was engaging and I liked the characters. It was very much about Lisa finding herself. She was overly self-conscious of how she looked and about her age. She had tough go of it in the relationship department and was never made to feel like she was beautiful. She was also struggling with an un-thoughtful ex and bills that needed paid. With Braden help, much of her life gets turned around.

Braden had been in love with Lisa for half of his life and he was really the one to pull her out of her shell. While the sex seemed pretty awesome, what he did for her was more so, just the same as what she did for him. He was known for his pretty face and athleticism but underneath he actually had a brain. Lisa helped push him into the right direction for his life and not be afraid to go after what he wanted.

While I originally thought the age difference was going to be awkward for me, the way it developed really wasn't because there was a connection with the characters outside of the bedroom, or truck, or the whole house for that matter. I was also pleasantly surprised by the ending. I really wasn't sure how I wanted the story to end and I really was hoping that the author would find a good way to end it and she did. I liked where she took the characters and did what seemed right for them.


Sunday, August 17, 2014

Second Chances Week - Seductions & Snacks

Second Chances


Claire is a twenty-something, single mom that grudgingly helps her best friend sell sex toys while she attempts to make enough money to start her own business to give her foul-mouthed, but extremely loveable (when he's asleep) toddler a better life. 

When Carter, the one-night-stand from her past that changed her life forever, shows up in her hometown bar without any recollection of her besides her unique chocolate scent, Claire will make it a point that he remembers her this time. 

With Carter's undisguised shock at suddenly finding out he has a four-year-old son and Claire's panic that her stretch marks and slim to none bedroom experience will send the man of her dreams heading for the hills, the pair will do whatever they can to get their happily ever after.

Warning: contains explicit sex, profanity and enough sarcasm to choke a horse.


Sunday, August 10, 2014

Series Week - Try (Temptations #1)

Series Week


Try – verb: to make an attempt or effort to do something or in this case…someone.

Sex. Logan Mitchell loves it, and ever since he realized his raw sexual appeal at a young age, he has had no problem using it to his advantage. Men and women alike fall into his bed—after all, Logan is not one to discriminate. He lives by one motto—if something interests you, why not just take a chance and try?

And he wants to try Tate Morrison.

Just coming out of a four-year marriage with an ex-wife from hell, a relationship is the last thing on Tate’s mind. He’s starting fresh and trying to get back on his feet with a new job at an upscale bar in downtown Chicago.

The only problem is, Tate has caught the unwavering and unwelcome attention of Mr. Logan Mitchell – a regular at the bar and a man who always gets what he wants.

Night after night Tate fends off the persistent advances of the undeniably charismatic man, but after an explosive moment in the bar, all bets are off as he finds his body stirring with a different desire than his mind.

As arrogance, stubbornness and sexual tension sizzles between the two, it threatens to change the very course of their lives.

Logan doesn’t do relationships. Tate doesn’t do men. But what would happen if they both just gave in and…tried?