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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Books and Swag Up for Grabs!

Hey everyone! So we are doing something a little different today on the blog...I'm in the process of moving and over the last few years have accumulated A LOT of books and swag from various events that I've attended. Unfortunately I have to downsize and can no longer keep the stash that I currently have. Well I thought I could let you guys take them off my hands. So if you are interested, you can have a box of books or swag and all you have to do is pay shipping. That's right, just pay the flat shipping fee and I'll pack up a box for you filled to the brim with books. Just fill out the form or click the link and I'll get your goodies out to you. Please note there are no guarantees as to what will be in the boxes. Just know that the books are all new. Some might be signed and there might even be an old ARC or two but I can't guarantee what exactly will be in the boxes. Also, do to shipping prices I do have to limit this to US shipping ONLY.

Saturday, July 13, 2019

ARC Review: All Grown Up by Vi Keeland

I’ll admit that while I was super excited for another Vi Keeland book, older woman/younger man stories aren’t really my thing. I much prefer the opposite when it comes to age gap stories. But I still was excited to read All Grown Up since I love Vi’s stories, and this one was great! Vi never disappoints, and I think readers are going to love this one! 

Ford and Valentina captured my attention instantly, and I couldn’t get enough of them. I loved the chemistry and connection between them. They were real and genuine and very easy to relate to. I felt like I was right there with them on their journey and I loved how they handled every up and down that they experienced along the way. This couple is one of my favorites from Vi, and I really felt like Val and Ford were perfect together. 

Overall, another great story from Vi. She always captivates me with her unique and original characters, and I love knowing that she always has a fresh new story full of the unexpected whenever I begin a new book by her. Each story feels like an entirely new experience with characters I know I’ll love forever, and that was definitely the case with Val and Ford. If you are a fan of age gap romances, this is one you must read. If you are on the fence or unsure, I highly recommend you take the chance here on All Grown Up. You won’t regret it!

**ARC Provided by Author**

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Friday, July 12, 2019

ARC Review: The Trouble with Vampires by Lynsay Sands

Yay Santo!! Book 29 in the Argeneau series brings us to a suburban Albany, New York neighborhood. The Enforcers got a lead that may end up being the mad scientist they have been trying to track down since he escaped from his private island off the coast of Venezuela where he had been experimenting on immortals and humans in a Dr. Moreau kind of way. After being held captive by the mad scientist Santo is ready for a swift justice. Petronella Stone is babysitting her nephew but soon after she gets there strange things start to happen someone tries to break in to the house luckily the neighbors intervene before anything can happen. The visiting neighbors, Marguerite, Julius, Zanipolo, Jason, and Santo are there to track down the mad scientist who maybe hiding out in his cousins house right next door and the attempted break in at Pet’s house is just too coincidental. They find out early on Pet knows about immortals due to a traumatic past experience which makes things easier for the Enforcers to protect her and her nephew, Parker. Once Santo realizes that Pet is his life mate and she already knows about immortals he thinks the rest should be easy, but it’s never easy!

Overall, this was another very entertaining read. Santo and Pet are hot, it gets very steamy and Santo is very deserving of a life mate. Parker is adorable. I foresee something happening with the Brass Circle in the future (finger’s crossed). This one wasn’t as predictable as some of the past books I didn’t guess what exactly happened and it was good, it had a very nice ending. I think this could be read as a standalone but if you need to read the previous one to catch up on the whole mad scientist plot you don’t have to go back to the very beginning just maybe back maybe six or seven to Runaway Vampire or Immortal Nights. I am also anticipating Zanipolo’s book to be next, I’m hoping. I always enjoy Lynsay Sands writing, her characters are always quirky and Pet and Santo’s have very dark emotional past they have to deal with which lead to them connecting on an emotional level as well as physical.

**ARC provided by Publisher**

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Feature and Giveaway: Cowboy Summer by Joanne Kennedy

Jess Bailey broke Cade Walker’s heart when she left for the city—but she was just trying to find her own way in the world. When Jess’s dad calls her home and tells her he’s selling the ranch, she realizes she’s about to lose the life she was born to live. And when she sees Cade again, she knows how much she’s lost already.

As their nearest neighbor, Cade is always trying to help. But he’s got his own ranch and his horse training business to think about. Even though his heart fills with hope for a second chance when he sees Jess, she left him once when things got tough. And she knows he moved on without her.

As the sale of the Bailey ranch looms over them, Jess and Cade start looking to the future. But can they ever trust one another again?

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

ARC Review: The Governess by Christi Caldwell

Christi Caldwell has been on my to-read list for a long time. “The Governess” caught my eye and I dove right in. This is part of a series, Wicked Wallflowers. “The Governess” is book is the third book in the series so many of the characters from the previous books appear. I didn’t feel lost but there is a very critical events that build up in this story and those events start in the previous books, so I would recommend that before you fall down the Caldwell rabbit hole like I did you have those on reserve at the library.

The heroine, Regina-or as the hero fondly calls her Reggie, has been Broderick Killoran’s right hand women. Broderick runs a gaming hall and is very successful. He depends on Reggie for everything but has never seen her as anything other than his confidant. Now that Reggie is ready to leave Broderick he starts to realize that he not only grew accustomed to Reggie but he has very deep feelings for her. Everyone around Broderick can tell that Reggie is in love with him but Broderick had never thought of Reggie that way. As Broderick’s family and gaming hall is threatened, he slowly comes to realize that he can’t control everything and despite his best efforts, he can’t always protect the ones he loves. Reggie feels that Broderick will never see her as the women she has become. She feels that if she doesn’t move on her life will always be the same. With the help from a friend she dares to separate from Broderick and the family that has slowly become hers as well.

I loved everything about this story. Once I started to read it, I could not put it down. I loved the chemistry between Reggie and Broderick. I loved their friendship and their history together. I loved the back stories which were all interesting and I could not help but feel for the characters. Once I finished this story I quickly looked for the first two books in the series:” The Hellion” and also “The Vixen”. The back stories are interesting and add to the characters but I still loved “The Governess.” I am making my way for “The Bluestocking” which already is a great story even though I have not finished it. Review to come soon!

**ARC provided by Publisher**

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