MARRYING WINTERBORNE by Lisa Kleypas

I was so excited to read this book, especially after the fiasco that happened between Rhys and Helen in the first book of the series, Cold-Hearted Rake.

Lady Helen Ravenel has never dared to want anything out of life, especially after finding out the truth of her parentage. But now Helen wants Rhys, but the thing is, she has no idea how to handle any man, especially someone as worldly and handsome as Rhys, but Helen is determined to try. 

Rhys Winterborne was not born into the upper classes. Even with his vast wealth and influence, he is not accepted into polite society. In order to gain this, Rhys must marry a lady of high rank.

No woman stirs his blood as Helen does and with the advantage of her being the daughter of an Earl makes Helen perfect for him.  

Of course, there are sinister forces that fall in their path of a happily ever after, but the question is, could their marriage last, especially when Rhys learns of Helen's secret?

There is no secret that I love Lisa Kleypas. I love her books, I love her voice and any book I see with her name on it, I gobble them all up.  So when I got a taste of this book at the end of "Cold Hearted Rake" I was beside myself with glee.

Helen seems like such a mouse of a person, but beneath her calm manner is a will of steel. When Rhys demanded a kiss from her in "Cold Hearted Rake" it ended their engagement, but Helen did not want this and went after her man. 

His entire life, Rhys was treated like a nobody, even when he controls most of the upper class and they buy from his stores, they still look down their noses at him since he was not born into his position but had to "work" for it.

I must say, I absolutely loved Rhys from the first book and I'm sorry to say, I lost interest in the love story between Devon and Kathleen (even though it was a really sweet love story) and I just wanted to know what was going on between Rhys and Helen.

I was not disappointed and neither will you.  I know that I'm repeating myself a lot, but I can't help it. Especially since Helen falls in love with Rhys but is afraid to tell him her secret since it would mean him hating her and she can't deal with it.  But the sweet darling girl that she is, decides to tell him anyway with unexpecting results. 

The only downside of this book was that it was very easy to guess what Helen's secret was from the first book and the ending was kind of predictable.  Then again, you can't read as many Historical Romances as I have and not pick up on a few things over the years.

And the sneak peek into the next book brings me back to my favourite book of Lisa Kleypas and I am so excited for that.  I like how she keeps upping the excitement for each book.



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COLD HEARTED RAKE by Lisa Kleypas

This book was so good and I loved it so much. +Lisa Kleypas never disappoints with any of her books.

Devon Ravenel has just inherited an earldom and while most men would be thrilled for the title, Devon was not one of them. His cousin fell from his horse and broke his neck and now Devon is saddled with a title he does not want. Along with three nieces and one widow. 

Since the estate is entitled and totally run-down, Devon can't sell it and wash his hands of it once and for all, so he has to buckle down and bring the place back to the glory that it once was.

Too bad he has his cousin's sharp tongue widow to deal with every step of the way. A widow who seems determined to act like the best grieving widow ever, considering she's only been married to his cousin for three weeks.

Cold Hearted Rake had me enthralled from the first page. Lisa Kleypas seem to have the magic touch when it comes to writing her books since most of her books are in my favourite top ten books of all time. 

Devon could have said to hell with all this and wash his hands of the estate, that's what his cousin seemed to have done, so why does he have to clean up his cousin's mess of neglecting his responsibilities? But Devon surprised himself by wanting to impress his new family, especially his cousin's enthralling widow Kathleen.

Kathleen is not a big fan of change. Her childhood has taught her that change is not good and with her husband dead and a new man moving into his home, that was too much change for her to handle.

It does not help matters that she and her husband's last day together did not leave her with warm feelings since they had a bad falling out right before he was thrown from his horse. Kathleen feels bad about this and blames herself for her husband's death and has vowed to do everything thing in her power to be a proper widow for her husband.

She was doing fine up until Devon crashed into her life and had her body come alive every time he was near or when she thinks about him, which was often. It did not help that he challenged her as no one ever has and he listens to what she has to say and seems to love to argue with her.  

Kathleen loves being around Devon, but he's a rake, can she trust him enough to give him her heart? Or should she just accept the way things are and keep mourning her husband as she vowed to do?

The arguments between Devona nd Kathleen were exciting to read. Devon has a dry sense of humour and Kathleen hits him back wit for wit. This book had a nice flow to it and I quite enjoyed how the story built up until it exploded. The fights, the guilt, the secrets. (sigh) This book was so good and I know that you will love it too.

This book also gave us a big picture of how the next book in the series "Marrying Winterborne" is going to be and I just can't wait. This series is so exciting!





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BOOK BLITZ AND GIVEAWAY for Match Made








Match Made: Bad Boys and Show Girls 
Amélie S. Duncan

(Love and Play, #2)


Publication date: April 10th 2017


Genres: Adult, Romance, Sports

In order to win his heart, she’ll have to play the game…

All over Broadway, my name is up in lights. From New York to London, the words ‘Gemma Sinclair’ are synonymous with up-and-coming fame, and a super-fast rise to success.

Yeah, well, super isn’t how I feel…

Between my deadbeat addict of an ex-boyfriend and the stress of my parents relying on me back home—sometimes I feel like the ground beneath my feet is slipping away.

Until I crossed paths with Knox Callahan, the hot and sexy as hell veteran player for the New York Football Club—and a total player when it comes to women. A year after our disastrous first date, I’m still in no position to have anything to do with a guy like him.

But then right at my lowest, here he comes, riding back into my life and offering me something I’ve been desperately longing for—support. And truth.

And, well, the truth is—now I can’t for the life of me remember why I didn’t want to be a part of his team…

Author’s Note: This is a standalone from the Love and Play Series. It’s HEA, No cheating friends-to-lovers contemporary romance with some sports, a loving alpha dominant male, strong female lead, and a little smut between the steam




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“You didn’t sleep with him, did you, Gem?” Brooke said in a sleepy voice laced with undisguised disapproval the second I answered.

I snorted, though I wasn’t surprised at Brooke’s question. I had jumped into sex and asked questions later during the time she and I lived together. Sex made me feel better when I didn’t feel good. But later I felt empty. “No, I haven’t. I’m in the spare room.”

She sighed into the phone. “Good.”

“Who’s fucking?” I heard Dylan’s voice in the background.

“Private conversation here,” she grumbled back at him.

“No. I’m over at his house. I was drinking at Fuel, and he showed up,” I said, explaining a little of what was going on with Benjamin, leaving out the gambling, and my lack of funds.

“I thought you broke up a while ago?” she said confusion evident in her tone.

“We did. He disappeared for a while and then came back, and I made the mistake of giving him a second chance. He’s still on the lease,” I grumbled.

“Just tell the manager and move out,” she suggested.

“Yeah. I suppose I could,” I muttered. I could if I hadn’t moved in and been added to his lease. Since he’d practically cleared my bank account, I didn’t have the last, or first months’ rent, nor the security deposit that most places required up front. I couldn’t even afford a place of my own once he left. It had gone tits up, but that was for me to sort out.

“As for Knox,” she continued, “you don’t want to rebound with him. I hate to be selfish, but my wedding plans are at stake. The two of you sleeping together and it going bad could make for an awkward wedding day.”

“I’m not rebound hooking up with Knox. He offered to let me stay over tonight. That’s all. Your wedding is saved, Bridezilla,” I joked. Half-joked. Brooke was being a right fairy princess when it came to her wedding.

“Okay. That came out wrong,” she said apologetically. “I just don’t want you hurt. Knox likes the ladies. He’ll sleep with you, but it won’t go any further than that. He’s not boyfriend material.”

The phone muffled.

I heard Dylan’s voice faintly say, “I’ll go if you let me speak to her.”

“Dylan wants to speak to you,” she said. Her voice was strained.

“Alright,” I agreed. Dylan was fine. I didn’t mind his insight.

She switched the phone over to him. “Gemma. Ignore Brooke’s cock-blocking. Knox wouldn’t mind the rebound fuck. Trust me. He’s over that silly shit from that dinner. You go on. Just don’t be weird at the wedding and we’ll all be good.”

“No, that’s terrible advice, Dylan,” Brooke said once she was back. “She’s my friend, and I want her to find someone who wants a relationship.”

I sighed. Brooke was deliriously happy with Dylan, and I knew she wanted me to have the same. I agreed with her. I didn’t see how Knox and I would go together apart from sex. I wanted more than that for myself.

“Seriously,” she said. “If you’re a little interested in Knox…I know you just saw him again. But now that you have…”

“He’s surprisingly nice.” And gorgeous. Although annoyingly narrow-minded about a few drinks out. I hadn’t been off my head or anything.

“It all just came as a shock, him stepping in and carrying me away to his home.” I explained what happened.

“Dylan would have done the same. Some of the players are a bit out there. Nice could hold an ulterior motive.”

I laughed. It was Brooke’s way of saying “sleazy.”

“But they have good hearts. They’re very protective of and caring about each other’s families. If Knox hadn’t been there and Dylan had seen you, he’d have done the same thing. You know, since you’re not going to have sex, he could be a good friend in the city.”

I glanced over at the door. I had my doubts, though I told her, “Yeah. Maybe.”




Author Bio:

Amélie S. Duncan writes contemporary, erotic romances with a dark edge. Her inspiration comes from many sources including her life experiences and travels. She lives on the West Coast of the United States with her husband.




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VIRTUAL TOUR REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY for Crazy for You


It's always fun when friends turn into lovers, but what happens when honorary family members fall in love? 

This is the year for Emma Rush.  She's tired of being safe and wants to shake up her routine by trying new and daring things.  She started her experience off by taking part an obstacle course and even though she did not win, she still had a blast doing it.

Now Emma wants something more, something that she has been reading about for years in books. Emma wants to have a fiery passion love affair with a guy.  And not just any guys, she wants a bad boy, she wants Ryan Blake.

Ryan Blake understands lost.  He lost his mother, brother and best friend in only a couple of years and losing Emma would be too much to handle.

Ryan sees the way she looks at him, and he's determined not to go there with Emma, especially since she deserves a guy who is not a screw-up like him.  Plus, there's also the promise Ryan made to Emma's brother about not touching his sister.

His plan of not getting involved with Emma is in major jeopardy since he can't seem to get her out his mind ever since he came back to town.  The little girl who he considered a sister for many years has now turned into this sexy bombshell whose every gesture turned him on.

Can he keep his promise to his friend and not touch his sister?  Or would he give in to the passion that threatens to consume them both? 

Of course, we all know that they give into the passion in the end, but it's always fun to read how they give in and it was super fun to see Ryan struggle until he got blue balls.  Emma is adorable and has experienced so much loss at such a tender age. I love the two of them together and I saw the spark between these two in the first book, Run to You.

This book was subtle and sweet, and not the explosion of content that I thought it would be.  I was expecting more drama and chemistry between Ryan and Emma.  What I mean is, it felt like their passion was more explained than felt in this book. 

This is rare for me since I rarely like books that explain passion, but this book was not one of them.  Emma and Ryan went through so many stages of their lives together, it was believable relationship from beginning to end. 

I look forward to the next book in the series and I know you guys would go out and read the first book and this one since I promise that you won't regret it.






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COVER REVEAL: WICKED FAVOR & WICKED WISH by Sawyer Bennett

Sad to have seen The Wicked Horse come to an end? 

Well, a new one’s been opened in Vegas and it’s hotter than ever! 

Wicked Favor & Wicked Wish are the first two books in the new series from New York Times Bestselling Author Sawyer Bennett.


Wicked Favor releases June 5th and Wicked Wish releases August 15th, both are standalones.




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Wicked Favor AMAZONNew York Times bestselling author, Sawyer Bennett, is happy to introduce a new Wicked Horse club in Las Vegas and you’re cordially invited to attend the grand opening...

As the owner of The Wicked Horse, an elite sex club located along the Vegas Strip, Jerico Jameson never spends the night alone. Gorgeous, ripped, and totally alpha, Jerico doesn’t grant favors and will rarely give you the time of day—unless he wants you in his bed. So when the sister of his sworn enemy shows up asking for help, saying no should be easy. But when Jerico takes one look at her and sees an opportunity to help this beautiful woman while exacting revenge on her brother, he’s not about to pass that up.

Beaten and bruised, Trista Barnes is running out of options, and Jerico is her last chance to get out of the mess she’s in. She doesn’t know why Jerico despises her brother so much, but as long as he can help her, she doesn’t care. Jerico offers her safety while opening her up to a sinful world she never knew existed.

As she succumbs to Jerico’s erotic charm, Trista lets herself fall into the wicked world of guilt free pleasure with no regrets. Under his strong alpha hand, she blooms, and so does Jerico’s possessiveness. But what happens when Trista finds out she was a pawn in Jerico’s game all along, and that the price for his favor was steeper than she ever imagined – her heart.


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The Wicked Horse Boxed Set is available for a limited time only.


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AuthorPhotoSince the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released more than 30 books and has been featured on both the USA Today and New York Times bestseller lists on multiple occasions.

A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

Sawyer likes her Bloody Marys strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active toddler, as well as full-time servant to two adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great work-out, cake, or a combination of the two.

DUKE OF SIN by Elizabeth Hoyt

Now this book was the book I did not know I needed in my life. OMG, this book was good. I don't make a habit of re-reading books, but I want to read this book over and over and over again.

Valentine Napier, The Duke of Montgomery, is the villain here. He has been run out of London for the evils he has done, or so most thought

Valentine is ruthless and unforgiving and will do anything in his power to have his way. And right now he wants people to think that he is gone and to observe what his enemies would do in his absence. 

The problem is, everyone is his enemy, what he did not expect was that one of his said enemies will send a woman to do their job for them. 

Bridget Crumb takes her job as housekeeper very, very seriously. So when she was given the task of running the household of the Duke of Montgomery, even with him being a wicked man, she still maintains his household to the best of her abilities and then some. 

Bridget is also there for another reason. The Duke is blackmailing many people and it's Bridget's mission to retrieve evidence and stop the Duke from carrying out his nefarious deeds.  One day, as Briget was investigating the Duke's bed she discovered a secret compartment that might hide one of the things that she's looking for, but before she can get it, the Duke himself walks in the room.

I thought that Val was the devil himself in the earlier books in the series. I still thought so in this book, but Elizabeth Hoyt just proved that devils need some loving too. Val was thought how to be ruthless and unattached to things from his bastard of a father. He was forced to learn a valuable lesson from a very young age, and this lesson stuck with him for the rest of his life.

Now little Miss Combs, who always hides her hair in her awful cap, has intrigued him like no one else has. He finds ways to get under her skin to no avail. What is it about Miss Combs that makes him uneasy and want to do things he's never even thought of before?

Bridget must find the evidence and leave the Duke's residence as soon as possible, the only thing is, the more time she spends with Val, the less she wants to leave. Even when she saw him murder someone in cold blood right before her eyes. 

This was the best book out of the Maiden Lane Series Yet. It was fun, it was exciting and it also thought us that the people who seemed the most evil are the ones that have been hurt the most. I have no idea how Elizabeth Hoyt is going to top this book because right now this book is my favourite for the year. 







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WICKED RIDE by Sawyer Bennett

Now this book was something else. There is danger, excitement and sex, lots and lots of sex.

Logan Mckay is one of the fantasy makers at the Silo and he's wicked good at his job. A horrific event in his past has had him running from as fast as he can into the future but this has left him numb to the real world.

That is until he met her. She was a new girl in the Silo, her "owner" was auctioning her off to the highest bidder. She was sex on legs and every man wanted her, including Logan, even though he does not want to want to want her especially since he knew that he can never have her.

The thing is, she is a rarity, a virgin and every man in the Silo is willing to spend every penny the have in order to be the first to get a taste of her. And that's the problem.

Logan does not want anyone touching her, he does not even want the other patrons to even look at her. He can not explain this protectiveness he has for her, he just understands that it's there.

 When she looks at him with those eyes, eyes that don't hold innocence, eyes that speak of desire, for him. Those eyes make his blood boil and Logan knows he has to have her, by any means necessary.

Wow, just when you think that +Sawyer Bennett can't get any hotter, she drops another book on you that has your palms sweating as you read. 

Now this was one hot book. Logan was down right sexy in his possessiveness of Auralie. It was a slow buildup for the two of them and this made the book a more pleasurable read. Who does not like some suspense in their romance books?

Auralie surely found the love of her life in one of the most unique way imaginable. Who knew that trying to sell your virginity in a sex club can lead you to your true love.  Auralie was smart and sexy and knew what she wanted, and she wanted Logan. But the love for her father was keeping her back.

I know I caught your attention with that little tidbit of information. I must warn you, this book is a little out there, and so are the other books in the series. When you finish reading this book, please come back and tell me how much you enjoy it.







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Wicked Ride (Wicked Horse Series #4)