Friday, February 23, 2018

#NewRelease #BoxSet SELFISH SERIES by Shantel Tessier @Shantel_Tessier

The Selfish Series Box set by Shantel Tessier is now live!


There's nothing wrong with wanting it all


I've always been a little selfish


No one ever said love was fair.

Three full novels. Two very different couples.

Ryder and Ashlyn were supposed to have a one-night stand. Two strangers who just wanted to have a little fun on vacation. They could have never guessed how much their lives were about to change.

Jaycent and Becca get a second chance at love, but will they be able to get it right this time?

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About Shantel

Shantel is a Texas born girl who now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her high school sweetheart, who is a wonderful, supportive husband and their seven year old little princess. She loves to spend time cuddled up on the couch with a good book.

She considers herself extremely lucky to get to be a stay at home wife and mother. Going to concerts and the movies are just a few of her favorite things to do. She hates coffee, but loves wine. She and her husband are both huge football fans, college and NFL. And she has to feed her high heel addiction by shopping for shoes weekly.

Although she has a passion to write, her family is most important to her. She loves spending evenings at home with her husband and daughter, along with their cat and dog.

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#NewRelease #Review ADDICT by Piper Frost @Author_MPiper @HQ_Frost

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Addict, the first book in Piper Frost’s Kenshaw Ranch series is here!


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Finding true love in a small town is damn near impossible. It’s either marry your high school girlfriend or pray someone new comes around so you can knock her boots off before anyone else does. If that fails, maybe the next town over has a good time to offer. 

Unless you’re me. 

I’m Brandt Kenshaw and I fell in love with the one girl I wasn’t supposed to. 

My step sister. 

She moved in straight from rehab and is now living on my dad’s ranch in the guesthouse. 

My guesthouse. With me. 

She’s a drug addict. Or she was. Covered in tattoos and pitch-black hair, she looks about as at home on this farm as I’d look in her big city. She sleeps all day, eats all my peanut butter, and refuses to help out on the ranch. Doesn’t matter though. Not much does when I realize she’s the spur to my boot and I don’t fight it for near as long as I should. 

As if hiding the relationship from our parents isn’t hard enough, my crazy brother is determined to watch it go up in smoke. 

We’re addicted to each other, but this is one addiction I hope she doesn’t kick. 

#stepsiblings #taboo #romance #cowboyromance #bookstagram #peanutbutter

5 of 5 stars

Loved this Forbidden Romance! 

A yummy, good-spirited cowboy.

A hardened, recovering addict city girl. 

Both saddled with barely bridled attraction to one another (see what I did there?).

The twist? They’re step-siblings! 

Watch the attraction and mayhem unfold as you read about Brandt and Jo! This book is super hot and angsty as Jo and Brandt try to navigate this touchy situation. Jo’s estranged-newly-reacquainted mother is walking on eggshells as she ties to mend her relationship with her daughter. Brandt’s father is old school cowboy. A romantic relationship such as this is sure to bring hellfire to the ranch. 

Read it today! 

Check out what early reviews are saying:
The storyline and background will gut you knowing that it’s an absolutely viable situation in today’s society. Be prepared to be offended, swoon a bit, fear for the safety of the characters, angry, and yes, a tear or two may fall. This story allows you to experience it all.”- Melinda 

Oh My God, first where do I sign up for a farm boy? This is the first of what I hope will be a (large) number of awesome books in this series.”- Kim 

Fun, flirty but evened out with real, gritty, and dangerous undertones...great start to a series! Don't be put off by forbidden.”-Erika (Book Haven Book Blog) 

#ReleaseBoost #Reviews RECKLESS by Lex Martin @lexlaughs @GiveMeBooksBlog

Title: Reckless
Author: Lex Martin
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
 Release Date: February 20, 2018


For the record, I’m not going to hook up with my boss.

I'm a lot of things—a screwup, a basket case, a flunky. But when I take a nanny job to be near my pregnant sister, I swear to myself I’ll walk the straight and narrow, which means I cannot fall for my insanely hot boss.

I don't want to be tempted by that rugged rancher. By his chiseled muscles or southern charm or the way he snuggles his kids at bedtime. Ethan Carter won't get the key to my heart, no matter how much I want him. 

Between us, she's the last thing I need as I finalize my hellish divorce. 

What sane man trying to rebuild his life wants a hot nanny with long, sexy hair, curves for miles, and a smart mouth? A perfectly kissable, pouty mouth that I shouldn't notice.

My focus is on my kids and my ranch, not the insufferable siren who sleeps in the room next to mine. It doesn't matter that she wins over my kids in a heartbeat or runs my life better than I do. Tori Duran is the one woman I can't have and shouldn't want, no matter how much I crave her. 

With Shameless being on the shelf of my “Top Reads Ever” I was highly anticipating this book and it definitely met all my expectations. I have come to know that anything Lex publishes will be amongst my favorite reads and top recommendations. 

This story is so full of emotions. Ethan is a single dad, overwhelmed by the demands of his ranch, raising kids, finances, and lack of time to stop and catch his breath. 
Tori is in need of a fresh start, not feeling the love or approval from her parents, and trying to move forward from the horrible end of a relationship. Her very pregnant sister (our heroine from Shameless) has convinced her to take the nanny position at Ethan’s ranch, which is very close to where she lives. 
The story is kind of like a hate-to-friends-to-lovers, as they don’t get off on the right foot when they meet. Tori’s sassy mouth and Ethan’s chip on his shoulder don’t bode well in the beginning. Her hesitancy to take the position as his nanny jeeps her guarded and unsure about staying with the job. She outdoes herself with good, hard work, as she battles her insecurities. When Ethan begins to notice Tori’s work ethic, love and care for his kids, and her initiative to make sure he is taken care of as well, he begins to warm to her, snark and all. His need for companionship wins out and they start a routine of watching baseball and hanging out after the kids are asleep at night. 
But what happens when the vindictive and nasty soon-to-be ex-wife tears her ugly head? What about that awful ex of Tori’s and how badly he humiliated her? See what happens when the past collides with the present! 

reviewed by Sweet Spot Sisterhood
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Something you didn't know about Lex Martin:

- Spiders are not her friends. 
- She will incorporate real life in her books.
- She isn't nearly as violent as I would like her to be. 
- She seems to have the best parenting advice ever. Seriously, take notes.
- She is very conscious of animals and ways to help them. Save a horse...
- She will make sure you never look at tacos the same way again.
- She will make sure you will never think of happy places again with out snorting out loud and crumbling in a fit of giggles.
- She makes "special holiday memories" epic.
- She will remind you of the innocence of children.
- She has a new word you will attempt to use daily with your friends. It's versatile and very effective at getting the point across.
- She will offer up phrases that may or may not be new but will have an entirely different meaning when she's done. (Think trains...)
- She will teach you the definition of a total badass.
- She will show you family.
- She will get you to believe in fairytales.

I would like to take a moment to swing back to the tacos and laugh my ass off. Just give me a few lines here.

I can't actually prove any of that without you reading Reckless. I will guarantee uncomfortable conversations, awkward as Hell, inappropriate fun. I can promise that without a doubt you will highlight at least 2 of the lines I did to toss at your friends when they read it. (If none of your friends are that cool, PM me, Lex Martin, or hit up Leslie McAdam. She is in the acknowledgements twice. She needs to earn that shit. Lol)

Reckless is tied to Shameless. You do not have to read it first but if you read this review and believe any part of it- believe this. You will enjoy it more knowing the family and dynamics. Reckless is everything you need in a romance. a sassy sweet heroine with a past she'd rather avoid and a gorgeous man she can't seem to...

Reckless is how you will feel reading this book. you will find yourself barreling through the book in hopes to get to that next line so darn much.

Needing to know everything, control everything, and be everything, is killing Ethan. 

Life is dragging them both down. Who/what will lift them up?

It's sweet, sexy, and sassy. (There's a steamy scene in a vehicle once or twice that may cause temperatures to rise.) In short, Reckless is everything you need in your life. 

Reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood
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I’m a real sucker for single parent books and this one is different in that the father is the primary caregiver so it gives a different perspective on that genre. 

Tori is a young woman who is kind of the black sheep of the family she decides to take a job to live nearer her sister. Ethan is a single dad going through a divorce, he’s trying to juggle work and care for his kids and is failing so he’s coerced into getting help. 

Tori has a quirky personality which just endeared her to me more. She’s funny and outspoken she may not realise it but she’s exactly what the family needs, Tori is a naturally nurturing person. 

I enjoyed the relationship between Tori and the children and Ethan it built slowly and at a natural pace. The banter between them made me smile and the chemistry jumps from the page. There is family drama I know divorce is never easy and this is dealt with sensitively. 

reviewed by Sweet Spot Sisterhood

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Author Bio

Lex writes contemporary romance, the sexy kind with lotsa angst, a whole lotta kissing, and the hot happily ever afters. When she's not writing, she lives a parallel life as an English teacher. She loves printing black and white photos, listening to music on vinyl, and getting lost in a great book. Bitten by wanderlust, she's lived all over the country but currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and twin daughters.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

#BlogTour #Reviews LOVE & INK by J.D. Hawkins @FuckYeaHawkins @dirtylndryrview

Love & Ink by JD Hawkins

Release Date: February 21st
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Designer: Letitia Hasser from RBA Designs



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I'm a world famous tattoo artist with a six month waiting list. Everybody's begging me to put my ink on them. I'm the hottest shit in L.A., and can get any girl I want. So the last thing I expect is for Ash Carter to walk into my shop and blow me off.
I've spent the last seven years screwing half the women in the northern hemisphere, but nobody could come close to the girl I left behind. Ash was my world. But in order to protect her, I had to let her go. It was the biggest mistake of my life. And now I'll do anything to get her back.
It's been seven years since we last spoke. Seven long years of trying to ignore the memory of her skin, her eyes, her incredible confidence. She is everything I remember. Still stubborn and feisty and sexy as hell. They say you should forgive and forget. But Ash can never forget what I did. And I can never forgive myself.
She's left a permanent mark on my heart.
But even if she takes me back, will we be able to overcome the past? Will we be able to move forward towards our future?

Love & Ink is the right amount of angst, history, and love. It has just enough hurt, longing, and tension to drag you through the feels...because there are definitely feels. 

A painful past, unanswered questions, and a love broken through a departure she never saw coming. Things just have a way of going from meh to worse. 

The love in these pages is a beautiful story. It's easy to see with the chemistry between them that, as intense as it is, it's also not going to fade anytime soon. 

But with so many questions floating around unanswered...

Love & Ink is a home in and of itself. With crazy friends, cool places to hang out, and that contentment that comes with them, you won't want to leave.

reviewed for Sweet Spot Sisterhood
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I loved Ash and Teo their story is heartfelt with twists and turns and so much emotion. 

What do you do when you walk smack bang into your past, a past you never got closure from and a man you’ve never really let go of. 

Teo and Ash were young and in love when he just disappeared from her life when they bump into each other years later. Oh my goodness the angst that first meeting brought out, it was awkward endearing and sad I wanted to hug Ash and punch Teo. 

Teo is the typical bad boy he looks the part and lives up to people’s expectations of him but inside is a man with a pure mushy heart. He’s complicated but with Ash he’s a protector a man determined to make up for past mistakes. What is he hiding and why did he leave? 

I’m going to fess up, I didn’t know the author was a man, maybe I should have guessed because the male POV are on point but so are the woman’s he writes both absolutely perfectly. This is my first book by this author and I definitely won’t be my last. 

reviewed by Sweet Spot Sisterhood
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“You want something to drink?” she calls from some other room.
“Sure. Something strong.”
“Vodka ok?”
I pace around the room a little, lust still pumping me full of adrenaline, taking in the details, stopping to study a Basquiat print above a bookcase. Flashbacks of conversations we had in her bed rushing through my mind, until she clinks some glasses behind me and I turn around.
“Here you go,” she says, handing me the glass.
I take it from her, sip slowly, but my eyes stay on hers—a living work of art even more captivating than what’s on the walls. The alcohol burns, hitting the spot, but I’m intoxicated enough by the room, by the smell, by her. She must sense it, because she breaks my gaze, eyelashes flickering away as she smiles down, but her coyness only ignites the fire building within me.
I put my drink down and throw her on the couch so I can gaze at those lush curves, trace my eyes down the length of that magnificent body.
I trace a finger around her ear, down her neck. She trembles like a leaf under my touch, skin cool with goosebumps. Her breath quickening, hot and heavy.
I climb on top of her and we devour each other’s mouths as I tug her pants off and she pulls her shirt over her head. We roll around on the couch, her hands squeezing my cock, my mouth sucking each nipple until her breath shudders, her fingers clawing down my back. I need to taste her.
I pull away, enjoying how she hisses with unresolved desire.
“Why are you stopping?” she asks, her voice tinged with desperation.
I growl, low and firm, “I’m not. I’m going to eat you.”

About the Author:
JD Hawkins writes erotic romance with modern-classic alpha males and strong, independent women. He currently lives with his wife in Los Angeles, CA. He loves to travel and has lived in many places, including New York City, India and Thailand. When he isn't writing, JD enjoys surfing, training in Mixed Martial Arts, reading and taking naps. He's always loved making up stories, especially ones inspired by real life.
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#NewRelease RETURN TO US by Christy Pastore @christypastore

Title: Return to Us
Series: The Harbour #3
Author: Christy Pastore

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 22, 2018


I married the man of every woman’s dreams.

My husband is the leading man in their filthy fantasies. I know because they’ve told me.

Matthew Barber is Tinsel Town’s most sought-after movie star and I’m the girl next door. Tinley Atkinson, the former child star with an Ivy League education, and the daughter of a deceased Broadway legend.

Three short years later, it’s all crashing down.

We were the quintessential celebrity couple—Mattley, Hollywood’s Heartthrob and America’s Sweetheart.

We fell in love, and the whole world watched as our fairytale romance unfolded between the pages of glossy magazine spreads and candid moments splashed online.

The public is fascinated with the rumors swirling around us—I’m the jilted wife and he’s the no-good cheater. I’m infertile and years of drug abuse is to blame. He wants kids and I would rather have a career.

He’s the love of my life.

What am I going to do about that?

Marriage is tough and it’s even tougher in Hollywood, I’m ready to fight . . .

For me.

For him.

For us.


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Christy Pastore lives in the Midwest with her husband, their springer spaniel, Bailey, and their crazy cool cat, Boomer. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Textiles, Apparel and Merchandising and Marketing. Writing has always been a part of her life. Her first writing gig was for a celebrity entertainment website. Later she went on to create her own blogazine and media company combining her love of writing with fashion and marketing.

When's she not writing flirty and dirty books or updating her celebrity fashion blog, she loves shopping online, binge watching her favorite shows and daydreaming.
She believes books, especially love stories are an escape from the real world.

A few of Christy's favorite things:

Bold Heroine's – Swoony Hero's with a Naughty Side— Guilty Pleasure Reads and TV Shows – Designer Handbags – Men In Suits – Black and White Photos— Sexy Accents— Snow— Pinterest – Twitter – Instagram— Wine— Champagne— Soy Latte's – Gummi Bears— Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches – Pickles—Popcorn— Sparkling Water— Eye Cream— Pedicures— Traveling— 80's Music— Musicals— Movie Trailers – Celebrity Red Carpet Interviews – Award Shows – Making Lists.


Reader Group: Christy's Classy Lit Chicks