Wednesday, February 14, 2018

A Familiar Fear by Kathi Oram Peterson, Blog Tour & Giveaway!






Book Summary:

Ex-FBI agent Riley Scott lives each day with the scars of her former career. After the murder of her husband and the recent attempt on her own life by the Russian mafia, her heart is irrevocably broken. Agate Island seems like the perfect place to begin building a new future for herself and her teenage son, yet even before the ferry docks at their new home, Riley realizes there will be no escape for her. There, on the boat, is mafia boss Maksimillian Petruso—the man who took everything from her. The man she killed.

Matthew Taggart knows who Riley is and understands her reaction to his resemblance to Maksimillian Petruso. But Matthew is nothing like his estranged criminal father. So far, he has been able to hide from that evil world. However, he's afraid Riley's appearance on the island may lead his family's mafia connections to his doorstep. After all, she is the agent who took down his father. 

Matthew needs to leave town. Fast. Unfortunately, when the family wants to find him, there is nowhere he can hide. Now he and Riley are thrown together in a dangerous connection, and learning to trust each other is their only hope of survival.



My Review:

Peterson grabbed my attention and held it until the very last word was read. I felt like I was there with Riley, feeling her earth shattering fear when she thought she saw the man who had killed her husband. Every single time I thought I had this story figured out, Peterson threw me another curve ball! I kept thinking, I've got this, and how wrong I was. I was kept on pins and needles as the tension grew, stakes were raised and time was running out! If you love action suspense novels with a hint of romance then you must read A Familiar Fear! It will not just hit every mark, but surpass it!


You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.


Happy Reading!!!

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Friday, February 9, 2018

A Tangled Inheritance by Chalon Linton, Blog Tour & Giveaway!





Book Summary:

Nora Ellsworth, darling of London society, has her choice of eligible suitors, but since childhood, she has been expected to marry Jonathan Browning, a gentleman whose wealth and stability will someday secure the futures of Nora and her mother and sister. The family estate will pass to an odious male cousin upon the death of Nora’s father, and when he suddenly takes ill, her need to marry well becomes vitally important.

As Nora struggles with the idea of marrying without love, she finds herself increasingly drawn to Devlin Fausett, a man with dark eyes and intriguing conversation. But Devlin’s reputation as an indebted gambler is difficult to ignore. Despite the rumors from the ton and the marriage decision before her, Nora is determined to befriend the dashing Mr. Fausett, and his charms soon make it all but impossible to remember her duty. Until she learns the truth of her fortune. There is a way to keep her family’s estate, but the price is high: Nora must wed, as soon as possible. Torn between two very different men, she must make the ultimate decision. Will she be guided by her head or her heart?


My Review:

I love a good regency novel and this one did not disappoint! Nora was a delight and a breath of fresh air! I loved her desire to truly connect with someone and find love for her marriage. Her loyalty to her family was important as well but she really wanted to find love and fulfill her family duty. I could feel her turmoil and unsurety as she struggled with her head and her heart. Devlin on the other hand, he was a hot mess! He wanted to reform himself but man he just could not seem to stay away from his vice! I wondered if he could ever be reformed! And then there was this whole mystery element to the story from Nora's sister to her father, I wanted to know what the heck was going on? And the crazy creepy cousin, his character was brilliantly done! Seriously there was so much going on there was never a dull moment but it was never too much that I couldn't keep up! This book is definitely a keeper and I would recommend it to my friends!


Happy  Reading!!!


You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.


Schedule:

*Feb. 5th: http://mybookaday.blogspot.com, http://lisaisabookworm.blogspot.com, https://www.rockinbookreviews.com, http://ldswritermom.blogspot.com

*Feb. 6th: http://www.kindleandme.com, https://brightlystreet.com

*Feb. 7th: http://heidi-reads.blogspot.com, http://www.iamareader.com

*Feb. 8th: http://katiescleanbookcollection.blogspot.com, https://www.singinglibrarianbooks.com, http://www.wishfulendings.com, https://ldsandlovinit.blogspot.com

*Feb. 9th: http://gettingyourreadonaimeebrown.blogspot.com, http://booksaresanity.blogspot.com, http://fireandicereads.com, http://literarytimeout.blogspot.com

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Love's Treasure by Rosemary Danielis, Book Review



Book Summary:

Can the truth mend a broken heart?

Darcy McGee never wants to see his girlfriend, Treasure, again. She skipped town without a word, leaving him with a broken heart and enough pain to fill a book with his poems. Four years later, he’s a new man. He’s got a rock-hard body, a hot girlfriend, an exciting job and walls around his heart no one can get past.

Treasure Mercado had no intention of returning to Heartland Cove, not after what she did to her boyfriend, Darcy. When a run-in with mobsters sends her fleeing home, he’s the only person she can turn to. Too bad his love for her has turned into smoldering hatred while her feelings for him are strong as ever. Will the truth about why she left be enough to mend Darcy’s broken heart and convince him to help save her life?


My Review:

This book was just easy. Easy to read, easy to get into, easy to stay inside Heartland's Cove. It was also unexpected. Treasure was the most unusual main character I have read about in a long time and I enjoyed learning all aspects of her personality! She was tough as steel yet she had this fierce love and loyalty. Darcy was so confusing...just like a man! Honestly this book took me places I never saw it going and I enjoyed every second; I finished it in a day. If you want an easy-to-read, treasure hunting novel with some action too, then this is the book for you!


Happy Reading!!!


You can pick up your own copy via Amazon.


Friday, February 2, 2018

Starstruck by Sariah Wilson, Blog Tour & Giveaway!!!



   

  #Starstruck by Sariah Wilson

“You’ve done better.” With one uncharacteristically sassy tweet to her longtime celebrity crush, Zoe Miller’s life turns upside down. Ultrahot A-lister Chase Covington doesn’t just respond to Zoe’s tweet, he does the unthinkable: he messages Zoe directly. Now she must decide between walking away or meeting her crush in person. Chase knows better than to trust anyone from the Internet, but Zoe’s saucy challenge has totally caught his interest—and her girl-next-door personality is keeping it. He’s been burned enough to know he needs to keep his heart close. But his feelings for Zoe might be a lot more than just an online flirtation. He just has to convince her… When the press gets wind of Zoe and Chase’s secret relationship, their romance turns into tabloid headlines. Will they be able to hold on to their Hollywood love story?


 



  Excerpt 

“My mom is home. You have to go. Right now.” While my mother had matured over the last eleven years since she’d married Duncan, I didn’t want her to meet Chase and get all fangirl and weird and talking about her own brush with fame. It was humiliating enough in school; the last thing I wanted was for him to find out. But he wasn’t budging. I pushed against him again, and it was like trying to move a brick wall. A hot, muscular, well-defined brick wall, but still. “I’m serious. You have to go.” “Are you embarrassed by me?” he asked in a voice that was both bewildered and amused. But at least he finally took a step back. I grabbed him by the wrist, dragging him into the living room. I grabbed his jacket off of the couch and started shoving him toward my mom’s bedroom in the very back of the house. “That’s not it. It’s…difficult to explain.” “Aren’t you a little old to be in trouble for having a boy over while you’re babysitting?” “You just need to leave.” I opened one of the windows and pulled out the screen, dropping it on the ground. I’d put it back later. I indicated that he should use the exit I’d just provided. “Do you seriously want me to climb out a window?” I heard the door from the garage to the kitchen open and then shut. My mom called out, “Zoe?” Frantic, I started pushing him, trying to force him out. He laughed quietly but did give in. “I’m going, I’m going. But you have a lot of explaining to do.” “Whatever,” I said. He sat down on the windowsill, hanging one leg over the ledge. His attention was drawn to the massive poster that hung over my mother’s bed. It hadn’t even occurred to me to try and block his view or take it down. “Is that your mom?” That stupid picture had made my life miserable for years. I would have kept it from him if I could. My mother called my name again. It sounded like she was coming down the hallway. I was about ready to throw all my weight against him. “Yes, it’s my mom. Now go!” Laughing, he swung both legs through the open window and jumped the three feet to the ground, landing easily. Then he made a dramatic, Shakespearean-type bow. “’Til next we meet, my lady.”


 

My Review:


This is absolutely the best book I have read in a very long time...hands down! I loved it so much that I could not put it down! I am calling this the must read book of 2018! If you love romance, this is the book for you! There is sizzling smoking hot chemistry that gives you all the feels but doesn't go too far so you could comfortably let your teenager read it. Chase Covington is every girl's dream guy...super hot, super sweet and down to earth; plus he is a celebrity so hello> Zoe is just the girl next door who happens to tweet her celebrity crush Chase Covington...and he tweets her back! How awesome is that? Except that Zoe isn't even sure it is really him...it is probably just his assistant...right? This book has it all from start to finish! It literally drags you in and doesn't let you go until you have read the last word and still wish there was more! This world Wilson has created I never wanted to leave! I cannot wait for more from her and I am pretty sure I am now her #1 superfan! Read this book! Just go and do it, you will be so glad you did! Just prepare yourself with a comfortable spot and a lot of time without interruptions!



Happy Reading!!!





Author Sariah Wilson

 Bestselling author Sariah Wilson has never jumped out of an airplane or climbed Mount Everest, and she is not a former CIA operative. She has, however, been madly, passionately in love with her soul mate and is a fervent believer in happily ever afters—which is why she writes romances like The Royals of Monterra series. After growing up in Southern California as the oldest of nine (yes, nine) children, she graduated from Brigham Young University with a semiuseless degree in history. She currently lives with the aforementioned soul mate and their four children in Utah, along with three tiger barb fish, a cat named Tiger, and a recently departed hamster who is buried in the backyard (and has nothing at all to do with tigers).


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