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Thursday, November 26, 2015

ARC Review: Jackson by Melissa Foster

Jackson is the third installment in the Wild Boys After Dark series from Melissa Foster. Each book can be read as a standalone, but the characters are interconnected as the series centers around the Wild brothers. I have been waiting to get Jackson's book, especially after the tease we got of him at the end of Heath. I knew that his story would be one I couldn't wait to read since it is about Jackson and his best friend Erica. While I absolutely loved Erica and Jackson together, I will admit that there were a few things here that kept this one from being as good as the previous two books for me personally. 

When Erica Lane's boyfriend of nine months proposes to her on her birthday, she immediately turns to her best friend Jackson. They are set to go on their annual camping trip for her birthday, and she needs him to help get her mind off the proposal. Jackson and Erica quickly jump into bed with one another as they have over the last thirteen years of friendship. Though Erica and Jackson have date others, their friends with benefits pact has remained in effect the entire time since their first hook-up. But with a marriage proposal on the table, everything changes and both Erica and Jackson are left wondering how they can possibly move forward without things being the same between them. Can they figure out a way to let one another go, or will they finally be able to find love in one another?

As I said before, I loved Erica and Jackson together. The friendship and bond these two had was never in question. Neither was their chemistry. These two were seriously hot together, and they knew one another inside and out. There was so much history between Erica and Jackson, and I enjoyed each glimpse of their past and how they became as close as they were here. Both Erica and Jackson were afraid to commit to any one person, but it was clear that if they could it would have been each other. The fact that their feelings were so real and strong was where some of my issues came in, because it was clear just how much each of them meant to one another. I didn't quite understand why they had never made that transition from friends with benefits to full on relationship because they were basically there already. Though they were each with other people at times, neither of them was ever serious about anyone else. 

My other big problem with this whole situation was the fact that I found it to be pretty unbelievable. I didn't understand how Erica could be in a relationship with a guy for nine months that was willing to propose to her, all the while knowing that she was still sleeping with her friend at the same time as him. He didn't have a problem with her going on a camping trip alone with Jackson after he had just proposed, and he had to have known exactly what would happen. It just didn't seem to be realistic to me, and I don't know a single man that would allow that to happen if they felt like the relationship was a serious enough one to propose marriage. As much as I loved Jackson and Erica together and thought that they were perfect for one another, the problems I mentioned and the fact that this one ended so abruptly made this one my least favorite of the series so far. I wanted to love this one so much, but I just wasn't able to like I did with Logan and Heath. I do think that it is worth the read, especially if you have already started the series. There were some really great moments here and these two were hot! But I am hoping that Cooper's story will be more like Logan and Heath's than Jackson's.

**ARC Provided by Tasty Book Tours**

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Event Coming Soon: A Historical Christmas Eve Event

The 5th annual Historical Christmas Eve Event is kicking on December 1st and you definitely don't want to miss out on all of the fun and excitement. Each day a different historical romance author is stopping by to share a special scene and giveaway! On top of the daily giveaways up for grabs there will be a couple grand prize giveaways up for grabs. Hope to see you there!!

The event will run from December 1st - 24th.

With appearances by:
Jane Ashford
Sophie Barnes
Valerie Bowman
Kelly Bowen
Sherri Browning
Darcy Burke
Christi Caldwell
Anna Campbell
Vicky Dreiling
Bronwen Evans
Shana Galen
Samantha Grace
Cheryl Holt
Callie Hutton
Vanessa Kelly
Erin Knightley
Wendy LaCapra
Jade Lee
Jessica Peterson
Stacy Reid
Maggie Robinson
Theresa Romain
Joanna Shupe
Sherry Thomas

Don’t miss out on the fun! There will be a lot of Christmas joy to share, fabulous giveaways and unique scenes you won’t read anywhere else. Mark your calendars and see you there!

ARC Review: Some Sort of Crazy by Melanie Harlow

I love Melanie Harlow's writing style and I couldn't wait to read her newest book, Some Sort of Crazy. She always writes sexy stories that are emotional and funny, and I just know that I am in for a good story every time with her. This book was a ton of fun to read, and I couldn't get enough of Miles and Natalie. I highly recommend this book and can't wait for more! Some Sort of Crazy is the second book in Harlow's Happy Crazy Love series, but it is easily read as a standalone novel. 

Natalie Nixon had her life all planned out until a psychic told her that a man would change everything for her. Being a skeptic, Natalie blew it off thinking that she already had it all with a new house, successful bakery and longtime boyfriend that she planned to marry. But Miles Haas came crashing back into her life. Though Miles is no stranger, she finds her life changing and it all centers around him. Suddenly she is seeing him in a completely new light. But can she give up her comfortable life for a chance at something with Miles when he has always been the playboy that doesn't want to settle down? 

These two were so cute together. I loved their friendship and banter, and it was so much fun to watch them. They were feisty and flirty, and while things had never happened between them they had so much chemistry there. I really loved that this friends to lovers wasn't just a flip of the switch from platonic feelings to romantic feelings. These two had always had feelings for one another, but circumstances had kept them from ever exploring it. Their story felt very natural and the transition to more felt like it was really a long time coming. Miles was charismatic and hilarious, and he was exactly what Natalie needed. I wasn't sure I was going to like her at first since she was a bit more rigid and seemed to be one for a carefully planned life. But Miles brought out the fun side to her as well as the dirty side, and I was so glad he could loosen her up. She quickly became a heroine that I could root for and I found myself liking her a ton. These two were super sexy together, and I never wanted their story to end. 

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I have liked everything I have read from Melanie Harlow, but this just might be my favorite of hers. While her stories are always sexy, Some Sort of Crazy had a lightness to it as well that just made it impossible to put down. Some books are just a lot of fun to read and you enjoy every word, and that was Some Sort of Crazy for me. If you are a fan of Melanie Harlow, this book is an absolute must read. If you haven't yet read anything from her, I think this is the perfect place to start. Some Sort of Crazy is sexy and fun, and Miles and Natalie's story is one that shouldn't be missed.

**ARC Provided by Gossip Girls PR**

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Feature and Giveaway: Steal Me by Lauren Layne


Being a cop might be in Anthony Moretti's blood, but protecting and serving the city of New York has always been more than just the family business. If that means his love life stays locked up, well then that's just another sacrifice made in the line of duty. That is, until he sets eyes on the gorgeous new waitress at The Darby Diner and suddenly Anthony's morning coffee is leaving him a whole lot more hot and bothered than usual.

Though waitressing at The Darby isn't exactly Maggie Walker's dream job, it pays the bills and gives her time to work on her novel. Now if only she could stop fantasizing about gorgeous Anthony Moretti every time he sits down at her table, she'd really be in great shape. But when he needs her help identifying a criminal threatening The Darby—and Maggie recognizes her ex-husband—she fears her fresh start might be a pipe dream. Faster than a New York minute, Maggie and Anthony find themselves in one perilous pursuit that only gets hotter with each and every rule-breaking kiss.

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Feature: Take Me All The Way by Toni Blake

You can’t go too far when you’re fighting for love…

USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author Toni Blake continues her new, heartwarming series set in the beachside town of Coral Cove. This time the town troublemaker, Jeremy Sheridan, gets his chance at love!

Tamra Day swore off men a long time ago. Her art, her friends, and her garden have always been enough…until now. Suddenly Tamra is aching for a connection. Unfortunately, Coral Cove’s most eligible bachelor is the troublemaker who’s building the mini-golf course she’s designing. Brusque and sarcastic, he’s made it a habit of annoying Tamra. But more infuriating is the fact that Tamra can’t help noticing how sexy he is.

They call him a war hero, but Jeremy Sheridan knows better. Still haunted by painful memories from Afghanistan, he’s just hoping for a fresh start. So far, the only problem is his new boss, Tamra, a control freak who’s easy on the eyes—and way too fun to tease.

Despite their differences, Tamra and Jeremy aren’t as alone as they think they are. And together, with a little Coral Cove magic, they’ll discover how good it feels to embrace a bright new future.

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