Saturday, April 21, 2018

Book Review: Needing Him by Kennedy Fox

Needing Him (Bishop Brothers #2)
by Kennedy Fox 
Release Date: April 17, 2018
Source: Authors
Evan Bishop is your typical hotshot doctor. 
Hardass, brooding, and all business. 

Instead of working on the family ranch, Evan broke the mold and became an ER doctor. 
He’s good with his hands—in more ways than one—smart as a whip and is the definition of God’s gift to women. Being a gentleman is in his Southern roots, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t flawed. Exclusive dating has never been a top priority and his tragic past makes him stay at arm’s length. Deciding to let loose for a wild night, he takes a page from the Bishop brother’s relationship book and hooks up with a mysterious girl he’ll never have to see again, which is perfect for this self-proclaimed bachelor. 

Emily Bell is a city girl through and through but is determined to get away from her family and past. All she wants is a fresh start and to make a name for herself in the medical field. No random hookups and no dating coworkers—that’s her new motto after being burned time and again. When she agrees to attend a wedding as a plus-one, she’s soon ditched and left to drink solo—but not for long. Mr. Suit is the ultimate temptation with his Southern charm, messy blond hair, and irresistible sex appeal. Everything about him screams bad news, but he makes her reconsider her rules just for one night. 

After all, some rules are made to be broken.

They want the same thing—one night of passion then they’ll go their separate ways. No cuddling afterward. No next day phone calls. No awkward goodbyes. Too bad the universe has other plans—one that’ll be obvious when they report to work on Monday morning. 

*A contemporary romance with a little Southern drama. This is book 2 in the Bishop Brothers series. Each book features a different brother and can be read as a complete standalone. HEA guaranteed!*


Kennedy Fox always knows how to write a fun, adorable romance. While I enjoyed the first book of the series, I was excited to read Evan's story and watch the cowboy turned doctor fall in love. 

Evan Bishop has worked hard to be where he is an an ER doctor. Every moment has been spent being the best doctor and helping out on his family's ranch. So when he acts out of character and spends an amazing night with a mysterious girl at his brother's wedding, Evan can't believe how much they click. But when he wakes up the next morning with no clothes and no sight of the girl he spent the night with, he's angry. When he walks into work and finds out that Dr. Emily Bell is the new ER doctor on his floor and he will be training her, he's shocked to see the girl he spent that amazing night with. While the two instantly butt heads, it's impossible to deny the chemistry they discovered that wedding night that they promised would never happen again. 

While this book started out entertaining enough, the more I got into it, the more I thought this book was trying to be too much. So many cliched tropes were thrown in left and right that I felt like way too much was trying to happen. That meant that not enough of the storyline was fleshed out because the characters would have different aspects of their pasts thrown out that were rushed and not really explained that well. I never felt deeply connected with them because they seemed very superficial and like characters, not actual people. 

Also, the relationship between Evan and Emily was so up and down. I think the authors wanted to do that on purpose, but it made Emily's character hard to understand because one moment she'd be holding her own and the next she'd be like, "I don't know how I could ever end up with a guy as amazing and good looking as him." Some moment just didn't match up to me. It was just hard for me to enjoy this and get through it. 

While this wasn't a bad book, I felt like too many things were thrown out for the plot's sake that it was hard to see this as a realistic book. I've experienced this with these authors' books in the past, but not to this extent. While this book sounded promising, it took me forever to read and I couldn't really connect with the characters and what they went through.



Release Day Blitz: Needing Him by Kennedy Fox

   
   

Evan Bishop is your typical hotshot doctor.
Hardass, brooding, and all business.

Instead of working on the family ranch, Evan broke the mold and became an ER doctor.
He’s good with his hands—in more ways than one—smart as a whip and is the definition of God’s gift to women. Being a gentleman is in his Southern roots, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t flawed. Exclusive dating has never been a top priority and his tragic past makes him stay at arm’s length. Deciding to let loose for a wild night, he takes a page from the Bishop brother’s relationship book and hooks up with a mysterious girl he’ll never have to see again, which is perfect for this self-proclaimed bachelor.

Emily Bell is a city girl through and through but is determined to get away from her family and past. All she wants is a fresh start and to make a name for herself in the medical field. No random hookups and no dating coworkers—that’s her new motto after being burned time and again. When she agrees to attend a wedding as a plus-one, she’s soon ditched and left to drink solo—but not for long. Mr. Suit is the ultimate temptation with his Southern charm, messy blond hair, and irresistible sex appeal. Everything about him screams bad news, but he makes her reconsider her rules just for one night.

After all, some rules are made to be broken.

They want the same thing—one night of passion then they’ll go their separate ways. No cuddling afterward. No next day phone calls. No awkward goodbyes. Too bad the universe has other plans—one that’ll be obvious when they report to work on Monday morning.

*A contemporary romance with a little Southern drama. This is book 2 in the Bishop Brothers series. Each book features a different brother and can be read as a complete standalone. HEA guaranteed!*

Not suitable for readers under 18 due to adult language and sexual content.


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About the Authors


Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up to write under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox. They share a love of You’ve Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make your lady bits tingle and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you! Keep up with all their social media platforms for updates & info! 

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Cover Reveal: Arrogant Devil by RS Grey

Are you ready for ARROGANT DEVIL? We are so excited to reveal the cover of this next release from R.S. Grey! Check it out below!
 

 
About ARROGANT DEVIL 
(available May 10th)

Everyone in Cedar Creek, Texas, knows Jack McNight is an arrogant devil. Physically, I get it: he’s tan and fit, with coal-black hair that’s clearly been scorched by hellfire. Oh, and his personality? It burns just as hot.

When I show up on the doorstep of Blue Stone Ranch, I’m run-down and rockin’ my last pair of underwear. I’m hoping for a savior, but instead, I find him.

My opinion of Jack is marred by a dismal first impression, but his opinion of me is tainted even before I arrive. He’s heard I’m a spoiled princess there to take advantage of his goodwill. To him, I’m more trouble than I’m worth.

Our button-pushing banter should get under my skin. His arrogance should be a major turn-off. Problem is, devils are known to offer their own form of temptation.

Every one of his steely glares sends a shiver down my spine.

Every steamy encounter leaves me reeling.

Sure, it could be the Texas heat messing with my head, but there’s no way I’ll survive the summer without silencing him with a kiss and wrestling him out of those Wranglers.

Who knows…going to bed with the devil might just be the salvation I’ve been looking for all along.

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ARROGANT DEVIL releases May 10th - you'll be able to preorder your copy for .99c starting May 7th!

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About R.S. Grey

R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Book Review: Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas

Birthday Girl
by Penelope Douglas
Release Date: April 17, 2018
Source: Author
JORDAN

He took me in when I had nowhere else to go.

He doesn’t use me, hurt me, or forget about me. He doesn’t treat me like I’m nothing, take me for granted, or make me feel unsafe. 

He remembers me, laughs with me, and looks at me. He listens to me, protects me, and sees me. I can feel his eyes on me over the breakfast table, and my heart pumps so hard when I hear him pull in the driveway after work. 

I have to stop this. It can’t happen. 

My sister once told me there are no good men, and if you find one, he’s probably unavailable. 

Only Pike Lawson isn’t the unavailable one. 

I am. 

PIKE

I took her in, because I thought I was helping.

She’d cook a few meals and clean up a little. It was an easy arrangement. 

As the days go by, though, it’s becoming anything but easy. I have to stop my mind from drifting to her and stop holding my breath every time I bump into her in the house. I can’t touch her, and I shouldn’t want to. 

The more I find my path crossing hers, though, the more she’s becoming a part of me. 

But we’re not free to give into this. She’s nineteen, and I’m thirty-eight. 

And her boyfriend’s father. 

Unfortunately, they both just moved into my house. 


The moment Penelope Douglas dropped the news that this book was coming out, I was DYING to get my hands on it. I didn't care that it wasn't the next book in the Corrupt series; it was a forbidden romance and I was ALL FOR IT. 

When Jordan and her boyfriend, Cole, can't afford their apartment anymore, they find themselves moving in with Cole's dad. The very man who makes Jordan feel cared for, cherished, desired. While they both know their feelings are wrong, it feels too good to not be right. 

I am always wary going into big age gap books because I hate when they're not done well (this one is 19 years). I have only read a handful of them that I've been all in for. Seeing as this is Penelope's book, I had no doubts that I would be OBSESSED with this relationship. Since it is a forbidden romance, seeing as Jordan is dating the son of the man she's actually attracted to, the romance was so slow burn and there was so much chemistry. I was DYING for Jordan or Pike to just finally make the first move and see if their chemistry was as explosive as they were feeling. 

The other aspect of this book that made the age gap okay for me was how the attraction grew and how the relationship progressed. Jordan and Pike's relationship was so realistic and they had real highs and lows that tested their relationship. Also, Pike never acted like the creepy older guy lusting after the teenager. He really saw Jordan as an equal, unless Jordan was playing with him and poked fun at his age, and Jordan was so mature for her age. They just balanced each other so well, so I wasn't bothered by their age difference at all. Jordan knew what it was like to have to work hard for a living and had to grow up fast in her own life, so I found myself not even realizing there was such a big age gap between them. 

Once again, Penelope Douglas absolutely nailed it with this sexy, emotional, and addicting forbidden romance. Unlike her most recent books, this one was just a romance between a guy and a girl who wanted to be together. It had a much lighter tone that what we've been getting and it was just the book I needed to become obsessed with. If you haven't yet, BUY BIRTHDAY GIRL. Everyone needs a man like Pike in their lives.




Release Day Blitz + Giveaway: Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas



Title: Birthday Girl
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Author: Penelope Douglas
Release Date: April 17, 2018



Synopsis:

JORDAN

He took me in when I had nowhere else to go.
He doesn’t use me, hurt me, or forget about me. He doesn’t treat me like I’m nothing, take me for granted, or make me feel unsafe.
He remembers me, laughs with me, and looks at me. He listens to me, protects me, and sees me. I can feel his eyes on me over the breakfast table, and my heart pumps so hard when I hear him pull in the driveway after work.
I have to stop this. It can’t happen.
My sister once told me there are no good men, and if you find one, he’s probably unavailable.
Only Pike Lawson isn’t the unavailable one.
I am.


PIKE

I took her in, because I thought I was helping.
She’d cook a few meals and clean up a little. It was an easy arrangement.
As the days go by, though, it’s becoming anything but easy. I have to stop my mind from drifting to her and stop holding my breath every time I bump into her in the house. I can’t touch her, and I shouldn’t want to.
The more I find my path crossing hers, though, the more she’s becoming a part of me.
But we’re not free to give into this. She’s nineteen, and I’m thirty-eight.
And her boyfriend’s father.
Unfortunately, they both just moved into my house.


*BIRTHDAY GIRL is a stand-alone, contemporary romance suitable for ages 18+.




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About The Author:


Penelope Douglas is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her books have been translated into thirteen languages and include The Fall Away Series, The Devil’s Night Series, and the standalones, Misconduct, Punk 57, and now Birthday Girl. Please look for Kill Switch (Devil’s Night #3), coming later this year, and the standalone, Motel, coming in 2019.
She lives in Las Vegas with her husband and their daughter.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Cover Reveal: Bad Intentions by Charleigh Rose


Title: Bad Intentions
Series: Bad Love #2
Author: Charleigh Rose
Genre: NA/Contemorary Romance
Release Date: April 30, 2018 Cover Designer: Leticia at RBA Designs




Lo
Moving to River’s Edge was supposed to be a fresh start.
Away from chaos. 
Away from bad influences and worse relationships. 
All I wanted was to give my little brother more of a chance than I ever had. 
It should’ve been simple. 
I didn’t count on my transgressions following me.
And I definitely didn’t count on meeting Dare.
Tall, tortured, and tattooed. 
A Lost Boy through and through. 
Falling for someone like him was asking for heartache. 
But I was a sucker for punishment. 

Dare
I had a routine. 
Eat, work, sleep, repeat, only ever doing the bare minimum to keep up appearances. 
I kept my circle small and my guard high. 
I spent years making sure I didn’t repeat the mistakes of my past, forming an impenetrable layer of ice around my heart. 
Then Logan showed up in my town, in my tattoo shop, testing my patience along with my self-control.
She was fire and I was ice.
I should’ve stayed away. 
But I had been cold for far too long.











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Cover Reveal + Giveaway: Birthday Girl by Penelope Douglas



Title: Birthday Girl
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Author: Penelope Douglas
Release Date: April 17, 2018


Synopsis

JORDAN

He took me in when I had nowhere else to go.
He doesn’t use me, hurt me, or forget about me. He doesn’t treat me like I’m nothing, take me for granted, or make me feel unsafe.
He remembers me, laughs with me, and looks at me. He listens to me, protects me, and sees me. I can feel his eyes on me over the breakfast table, and my heart pumps so hard when I hear him pull in the driveway after work.
I have to stop this. It can’t happen.
My sister once told me there are no good men, and if you find one, he’s probably unavailable.
Only Pike Lawson isn’t the unavailable one.
I am.


PIKE

I took her in, because I thought I was helping.
She’d cook a few meals and clean up a little. It was an easy arrangement.
As the days go by, though, it’s becoming anything but easy. I have to stop my mind from drifting to her and stop holding my breath every time I bump into her in the house. I can’t touch her, and I shouldn’t want to.
The more I find my path crossing hers, though, the more she’s becoming a part of me.
But we’re not free to give into this. She’s nineteen, and I’m thirty-eight.
And her boyfriend’s father.
Unfortunately, they both just moved into my house.


*BIRTHDAY GIRL is a stand-alone, contemporary romance suitable for ages 18+.



About The Author

Penelope Douglas is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her books have been translated into thirteen languages and include The Fall Away Series, The Devil’s Night Series, and the standalones, Misconduct, Punk 57, and now Birthday Girl. Please look for Kill Switch (Devil’s Night #3), coming later this year, and the standalone, Motel, coming in 2019.
She lives in Las Vegas with her husband and their daughter.

Subscribe to her blog: Click Here
Be alerted of her next release: Click Here



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