Review: Wicked Envy by @BennettBooks

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If Han Solo had the force with him in Star Wars, I bet Sawyer Bennett also had it with her, too, when she wrote “Wicked Envy.” This was extremely hot (very NSFW, but I didn’t give a rootin’ tootin’ care, as I sneaked in a couple of minutes of reading in between meetings and tasks last Monday morning), made me squirm in my seat a couple of times, and, hot dang, there’s an actual plot!

I thought it was gonna be a MFM romance, or maybe even a MMF one, but Ms. Bennett kept surprising me at every turn. I never realized how hard it was to write this review (I sat on it for 2 days), because I kept on thinking of how good it was. I don’t want to give anything away, and yet, I just want you, dear reader, to buy a copy of it and just love it as much as I did. Of course, a little heads up: it’s NOT your typical, lovey-dovey good girl meets good guy, fall in love, etc. type of a romance. It’s full of taboo, three-way romance and all, but holy cow, I really liked it – it made me escape reality for an entire day. And I still go back to Ms. Bennett’s version of Las Vegas once in a while. And, I’m tingly with happiness.5 stars


Review: Bountiful by @SarinaBowen

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Have you ever had a book that you wanted to read so badly that you one-clicked on it after you saw the author promoting it? I did. As soon as I saw Hillary on The Tonight Show promoting “What Happened,” I just jumped online and bought it.

And, then “Bountiful” by Sarina Bowen came out. I was, like, “sooooo sorry, Hillynilly, I gotta read this one first before I continue with what had happened. I need a little fictional love to boost my depressing spirits up.” Thankfully, Ms. Bowen did not disappoint. It’s a straight-up 5-star rating from this blogger for “Bountiful,” as it made me think that hope is still alive. It’s really a simple plot, but it hits hard and has all the feels. I swear, red-headed men are now effin’ hot. I have that image of Dave and Nicole, with their dual ginger-towed heads together, napping in a hammock, stuck in my head. The thing is, though, my ovaries are severely broken (as in, they don’t hear that fictional biological clock everyone keeps talking about), yet, that mental image is sweeter than the ones of the Virgin Mary with Baby Jesus (sacrilegious, I know!). Then, Ms. Bowen paints a picture of a screaming, crying baby in an hours-long flight, and I’m quickly cured of that image. LOL!

While I loved how this story progressed and how it ended, I do wish there was an epilogue to Dave and Zara’s story. Oh, and I’m thinking there may be a story somewhere in the future between Kieran and Roderick…. ooooh, I’m getting hyped up just thinking about it (i.e., Him 3-ish, anyone?). And, maybe, just maybe Castro would star in the next Brooklyn Bruisers book. Maybe? PLEASE?!5 stars

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From the USA Today Bestselling author of ‘Truth or Beard’, this is a full-length, 110k word novel is the first book in the Knitting in the City series.

There are three things you need to know about Janie Morris: 1) She is incapable of engaging in a conversation without volunteering TMTI (Too Much Trivial Information), especially when she is unnerved, 2) No one unnerves her more than Quinn Sullivan, and 3) She doesn’t know how to knit.

After losing her boyfriend, apartment, and job in the same day, Janie Morris can’t help wondering what new torment fate has in store. To her utter mortification, Quinn Sullivan – aka Sir McHotpants – witnesses it all then keeps turning up like a pair of shoes you lust after but can’t afford. The last thing she expects is for Quinn- the focus of her slightly, albeit harmless, stalkerish tendencies- to make her an offer she can’t refuse.

New Release: Tempting Sophia by @JessPrince2013

Tempting Sophia, an all-new romantic standalone from Jessica Prince is LIVE!  

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Tempting Sophia by Jessica Prince

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: November 2nd, 2017

Having my heart broken once was enough to make me give up on the idea of love all together. Instead of searching for The One I decided to embrace variety and turn by back on monogamy. I made a living convincing women they didn’t need a man to feel complete.

And I totally rocked at it.

Until the man who shattered my happily ever after came waltzing back into my life, determined to make me fall for him all over again.

He claims that I’m the love of his life. He wants a second chance, and it seems like he’ll stop at nothing to tempt the hell out of me. But if Dominic Abbatelli thinks he can win me back with his puppy dog eyes, heartfelt apologies, and declarations of love then he’s…probably right.


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Born and raised around Houston Texas, Jessica spent most of her life complaining about the heat, humidity, and all around pain in the ass weather. It was only as an adult that she quickly realized the cost of living in Houston made up for not being able to breathe when she stepped outside. That’s why God created central air, after all.

Jessica is the mother of a perfect little boy–she refuses to accept that he inherited her attitude and sarcastic nature no matter what her husband says.

In addition to being a wife and mom, she’s also a wino, a coffee addict, and an avid lover of all types of books–romances still being her all time favs. Her husband likes to claim that reading is her obsession but she just says it’s a passion…there’s a difference. Not that she’d expect a boy to understand.

Jessica has been writing since she was a little girl, but thankfully grew out of drawing her own pictures for her stories before ever publishing her first book. Because an artist she is not.

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Cover Reveal: On the Way to You by @KandiSteiner

On the Way to You, an emotional new standalone from Kandi Steiner is coming November 16th!  

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On the Way to You by Kandi Steiner

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: November 16th, 2017

Photographer: Lauren Watson Perry with Perrywinkle Photography

What makes you happy?

That was the question Emery Reed asked me the day we met, and I couldn’t give him a single answer. I could have said my dog, or my books, or yoga — but I just stared.

And then, I got in his car.

It was crazy to take a road trip with a stranger, but after years of standing still, he was my one-way ticket to a new life, and I wasn’t going to miss it.

We shared the same space, the same car, the same hotel room — and still, we were strangers.

One day we’d be laughing, the next, we wouldn’t speak. Emery was surrounded by impenetrable walls, but I wanted in.

Discovering his journal changed everything.

I read his thoughts, words not meant for anyone’s eyes, and the more I learned about him, the harder I fell. It turned out nothing made Emery Reed happy, and I wanted to change that.

I earned his trust by violating his privacy, and as wrong as it was, it worked — until one entry revealed a darkness I never knew existed, a timer I never knew was ticking.

Suddenly, what made me happy was saving Emery from himself. I just didn’t know if I could.

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Kandi Steiner is a Creative Writing and Advertising/Public Relations graduate from the University of Central Florida living in Tampa. Kandi works full time as a social media specialist, but also works part time as a Zumba fitness instructor and blackjack dealer.

Kandi started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a die hard hopeless romantic (like most girls brought up on Disney movies).

When Kandi isn’t working or writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys beach days, movie marathons, live music, craft beer and sweet wine – not necessarily in that order.


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Review: Alpha Mail by @BrendaRothert

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Okay, look, I like my fictional alpha males. I like them a lot. Being a single Asian woman in her mid-30s who’s always been told to smile more, to be quieter, to fake stupidity and hide my intelligence, and to be more feminine, fictional alpha males are entertaining, to say the very least. Then, author Brenda Rothert wrote this book, and proceeds to endear me all the more to her version of what an alpha male is, or rather, should be.

I won’t bore you with a retelling of the book’s blurb, as you can read it easily here. Suffice it to say: I really, really, really liked this book. Sienna Mills’ business sounds like a dream – one I wish I could execute in real-life (which I know would, most likely, not succeed in my reality). We don’t even get to find out who “RoughRider16” is, until we reach the 70% mark of the book. That alone, to me, is amazing. I was enthralled with Sienna’s selflessness (in terms of her relationship with Carmen and Jack), and Ryan’s agony. There were a few abrupt scenes (the inexplicable gun-toting psycho who infiltrates Sienna’s office; Ben’s inner Submissive came out of left field; what happens to his professional relationship with his imagined Dominatrix; Jack’s future; Carmen and Coop’s future), but I don’t care. This was a breeze to read and worth the four bucks I spent for it.4 stars

Review: Played by Jen Frederick

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DNF. What happened to me? Did I somehow age more than the norm in the last 2 years? I couldn’t stand the main characters in Jen Frederick’s “Played.” Ara, the heroine, was moronically inept, in terms of acknowledging how she really felt about her best buddy, Ty. She has all these idiotic “I love him, I can’t have him, he’s so hot though, I love him, damn why does he still have her number, omg he’s so ripped, I love him, no he’s my best friend, he doesn’t remember our one night stand, he doesn’t remember me, I can’t ruin our friendship, I love him, not that way though, he’s still effing hot, huhuhuhuhu why is he talking to that bitch?” It’s tiring. And, boring. Ty’s no different. And, he also did not remember he had drunk sex with his best buddy. Plus, he didn’t trust his gut regarding his extremely, assholish, and shady sports agent, who turned out to be a criminal gambler; he treated his girlfriends like they were beneath him and his beloved football (the author portrayed all the women in Ty’s life [except for his sainted mother and Ara] as stupid, bitchy, money-grabbing sharks, etc.); and, he did not seem to study as much as he focused on his football, his draft chances, and how he could beat his twin brother’s draft performance. Ugh. So inane. Hence, DNF.1 star