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Donnerstag, 23. Mai 2019

Falling For You (All For You, #2) by Jennifer Van Wyk






 Oh my...I really, really loved this book! This was my first book by Jennifer Van Wyk but the next ones are already on my tbr pile. Rex is a wonderful hero whose helpfulness and friendliness make a huge difference in Chloe's life that has just been spiraling downwards, leaving her devastated and feeling alone. Well, she is essentially alone even though to some extent it is also her choice. Nevertheless, when she needs someone to be there for her, Rex is there.

Very soon it seemed obvious where the story was leading us and I was a bit worried that it would end up as a cliché. I should have trusted the author who wrote the amazing rest of this story that she wouldn't disappoint me though. Everything that happened was authentic and convincing and I loved every single page of this book. I loved Rex and Chloe and their chemistry and I also loved their friends and their family. This book was funny, captivating and full of feelings - I loved it!





Falling For You, an all-new sexy and emotional brother’s best friend romance from Jennifer Van Wyk is available now!

Fake it ‘til you make it has been the motto I live by since my mother died.
I’m also doing a really bad job at the making it part.
The night we met, I was at my lowest.
But you gave me a reason to feel happy again.
For the first time in over a year, I feel optimistic.
You and I? We’re the same.
Don’t form attachments. Follow the rules. Don’t dream of a future.
Too bad our hearts wouldn’t listen.
And this storm we’re going through?
The one that threatens to rip us apart?
It doesn’t care that I’m falling for you.
Falling For You is a different kind of brother’s best friend romance and is as emotional
as it is sizzling.

 


Mittwoch, 22. Mai 2019

BLOG TOUR - Undeniable (Cloverleigh Farms #2) by Melanie Harlow #Undeniable

BLOG TOUR 



The story: 
When we were eleven, Oliver Ford Pemberton dared me to jump off a barn roof. He said you couldn’t
break a leg from a 12-foot-jump.

He lied.

(You can also break a collarbone, which served him right as far as I was concerned.)

I wish I could say it was the last dare I ever took from him, the last bet I ever made with him, the last time I ever trusted Oliver Ford Pemberton.

But it wasn’t.

Because he had the nerve to grow up gorgeous, charming, and sexy. And as we got older, the dares only got dirtier—and the betting stakes higher—until finally, he left me in pieces. I swore I’d never talk to him again.

But twenty years after I took that flying leap, he’s back in my life, daring me to risk everything for him: my job, my self-worth, and my heart.

How many chances does love deserve?
Alright, let me just put it out there - I'm not sure if I would have been as understanding as Chloe, our heroine, when it comes to the one hundred and thousand times that our hero lied to her or messed up or...whatever. Especially his lied made me furious sometimes. The moment I realized where we were heading in the story, I would have loved to kick some sense into him. Or just kick him. Either way would have felt great.
Fortunately for the story, on the whole Chloe is much more understanding than I am even if that means that he has to prove himself again and again and again. At least, every time she jumped, he jumped with her -figuratively as well as literally. It started with broken bones, went on to broken hearts and shattered dreams, so, when Chloe has to turn to Oliver in order to realize her dream of a distillery, she is not exactly jumping with joy. Soon though their chemistry takes over again and once again Chloe opens herself to him... Will Oliver finally be able to be less than a douche and more someone who she can really depend on?
Well, if you want to find out about that, you'll have to read the book.
On the whole I really enjoyed reading the book even though sometimes Oliver's actions (or his lack of actions) drove me mad. The book itself is well written with a captivating story, a wonderful sequel to Irresistible, the first book in the Cloverleigh series that I also really loved reading.

★★★

Samstag, 18. Mai 2019

Blog Tour - Payback by Amy Daws #Payback




  BLOG TOUR






 The story

 ALLIE HARRIS WANTS PAYBACK.


Her cheating ex deserves to see her living her best life; a one-night-stand with a hot South

African soccer player would be the perfect revenge. Right?

Wrong. Allie is so, so wrong.


ROAN DEWALT HAS ALL THE MOVES.
On and off the field he’s at the top of his game. Roan respects hard-work, dedication—and
follow through. He’s not a one and done kind of man, and he’s far from being done with Allie

Harris.

One sexy night and two years later, Allie’s job brings her back to town. An opportunity for the

perfect replay Roan has been fantasizing about since they slept together.

THE PROBLEM?
Allie Harris has a secret; one she’s been keeping from Roan all this time. Video proof of their

one night together—taken without his consent.

Will Allie’s payback plan come back to bite them both? Or can she erase her past mistake and

embrace a new future with Roan?



I must admit that I struggled. Sure, I knew what this book was about but I hadn't counted on Roan Dewalt. Roan is simply perfect and amazing, I loved his character, his dedication, and his loyalty so when Allie did what she did, I was a bit upset but, well, things happen and people are not always great at making decisions but when the time went on and her mistake was not rectified yet and she didn't come clean about it either, I could understand her on the one hand but on the other hand, well, it felt like a big, bad betrayal.

Sooo, I loved her character on the whole and I loved Roan, the story was great and different and of course, who could resist meeting the Harris family again? Apart from that though, I was upset and yeah, I guess that I didn't want to see Roan hurt (and Allie either) and had to remind myself not to skip pages when things got rough. Real love and all but with such a thing blowing up, well, the ramifications of that - just thinking of it make me shudder with horror.

Once again I must stress what an amazing person Roan is and seeing how vulnerable he is and how much of an impact the events have on his life, yup, that made me a bit furious. Still, Allie is also sweet and those two are in love and everything considered...am I speaking in riddles? Yes, sorry, I guess you'll just have to read this book yourself!


★★★


EXCERPT #1

Without warning, my uncle pushes open a set of double doors and leads me into a changing
room full of…
Naked. Soccer players.
Butt naked, wet or sweaty—I can’t quite tell—soccer players.
I catch sight of one guy flicking a towel at the bare ass of another, so I duck my head and shield
my gaze. Good-god, if I’m caught ogling several hanging members being swung about all willy-nilly,
I’ll be sure to lose my job! Be cool, Allie. Be cool. You’re one of the guys! And you’ve seen penises before!
I stumble behind Vaughn, who doesn’t miss a step as he continues marching on, walking past
loads more of naked soccer players positioned at their lockers. Seriously, why are they all completely
naked? Don’t they get cold? I thought shrinkage was a real thing! Nothing in this room is shrunken. Shranked?
Whatever…I can’t grammar right now, there’s dicks everywhere!
Vaughn rounds a corner to another set of lockers and states firmly, “Here we are.”

I look up just as my high heel catches on something beneath me. I make a move to extract it,
but my foot hooks on to whatever it is, holding my leg hostage while my body continues propelling
forward. Letting out a yelp, I brace myself for an epic tumble.
But instead of falling down on the concrete flooring like I thought I would, I end up face
planting into a chest. A very manly chest. A very manly, naked chest, whose pecs feel like two
smooth boulders tensing beneath my twitching fingers that are currently clinging on for dear life.
“Ag, careful…That bag’s a biter,” a familiar voice murmurs on the top of my head as two very
large hands wrap around my waist.
I look up and every organ in my body does a somersault as I stare up into the gorgeously pale
brown eyes of Roan DeWalt. My one-night-stand.
Who’s apparently not at all worried about shrinkage.


Do you want more? Well....you get it!


EXCERPT #2

Roan leans forward and fondles my hands. “Do you think your cousins will kill me if you and I
start spending more time together?”
“Time?” I croak, my voice catching in my throat. “In what capacity?”
“In the type of capacity where I buy drinks or food and you drink the drinks or eat the
food…Then we kiss at your front door.”
“That sounds like dating.”
He grins at me. “You’re skipping a couple of steps, Lis, but ag, you’ve been a fast mover since
the day we met, so I’m into this.”
Have I mentioned how much I love it when he calls me Lis?
I glance down at his drink. “You’ve had one beer with me and you’re already wanting to
commit to future time?”
“You forget that I spent the better part of twelve hours with you naked in a hotel room. I’m
basing our dating status on more than tonight. Tonight was just the confirmation I needed to make
sure that all the fantasies I’ve had about you are built on some semblance of reality.” He winks and
downs the rest of his beer in one gulp, his neck contracting in a really attractive way as he does. He
wipes the top of his lip and adds loudly, “That and I’ve seen you naked.”
I reach across the table and plant my hand over his mouth. “Will you please stop telling the
entire pub that you’ve seen me naked?”
The smile in his eyes is panty-melting. Once I’m certain he’s done humiliating me, I release his
mouth and shake my head at him. “Most soccer players would take a one-night stand and never look
back.”
He lifts his brows and shrugs. “I’m not like most soccer players.”



Freitag, 17. Mai 2019

She's Like The Wind (Angel Sands #2) by Carrie Elks







Love, life, coffee and running in a small town

There are times in your life when you need a new direction....



Oh my goodness! I absolutely loved this book! I already really enjoyed reading Let me Burn, the first book in the Angel Sands series, but I think I loved She's Like The Wind even more - though I guess I'll have to reread the first book just to make sure that I'm right ...and then I might reread this one again just for the sake of it because this is the kind of book that you can read and reread. I loved everything about it. I loved the setting and the characters, I loved the friendships and the lovers, I loved the sparks and the fireworks - and the promise of ever after.

There's something about these charming little coastal towns where social media is always too slow for the local gossip and where people know everything ages before they even switched on their mobiles. There are so much loyalty and friendship, and some meddling and lots of caring and being there for each other, of everybody being in each other's business and trying to help - it's a very special atmosphere combined with a beautiful and sweet story and a bunch of very lovable characters who overcome every obstacle life - and their loved ones - throw at them.
I can't wait for Brooke and Aiden's story, the next book in this series!


★★★★


 He’d be a fool to fall for his long-legged, barefoot employee. But bad decisions have never stopped
him before…

Successful businessman and single father, Nate Crawford, doesn’t need any more complications. That’s why he’s moved his business – and his life – to a small beach town. He’s expecting sun, sea and tranquility, but what he gets is a whirlwind in the form of town sweetheart, Ally Sutton.

Ally’s used to dealing with heartache. But losing the café she’s owned for years is the final straw. Being offered a new job feels like a lifeline – that is until she meets her much-older, and impossibly handsome new boss.

In the space of a few weeks everything changes. And when an accident forces them closer, Nate and Ally can’t ignore the fascination between them any longer. As the summer heats up, the question is when, not if, they’ll give in to their explosive attraction.

**She’s Like the Wind is the second book in the Angel Sands series, set in a small beach town on the California coast. If you like a heartwarming read that’s low on angst and big on feels, this stand-alone romance is for you.**

Samstag, 11. Mai 2019

Danger Next Door (Red Stone Security #2) by Katie Reus






 

 
 Blurb:

After an explosion leaves detective Grant Caldwell scarred he quits his job and tries to hide from his well-meaning family while he heals. When Belle Manikas, a beautiful new neighbor, moves in next door with problems of her own he finds himself drawn to her even while he tells himself she’s nothing but trouble. Even though he knows he’d never have a chance with a woman like her—not with his disfigurement—he can’t stay away.

Thanks to severe health problems as a child Belle grew up sheltered and smothered by her loving, if overbearing, family. Now that she’s finally out on her own she plans to wring everything she can out of life. When she sets her sights on her brooding neighbor nothing can stop her from getting him into bed—until a madman fixates on her.

With Grant now working for Red Stone Security, he sees it as his duty to protect her at all costs. Unfortunately a violent criminal is stalking Belle and will stop at nothing until he’s destroyed her
.


 
This was a short but captivating read that kept me glued to my reader from the first page on. I just wanted to sneak a peek...and suddenly I was at about 67% of the book. Well, needless to say, that I had to read the rest of the book right then and there as well, right?

I really liked the way Grant and Belle accept each other especially the way Belle never thought of Grant as someone who was wounded or, worse, disfigured but as someone strong, protective and absolutely attractive. The way they very quickly came to care for each other was touching and despite the fact that they didn't really know each other, their feelings made sense and felt authentic.

The only thing that I didn't like about the book - it was too short. Even though it was well done, well - written and there was nothing left to tell, no cliffhangers, the characters are well developed but still - I would have loved to learn more about them and their story just because I loved those two and their story. I guess that I'll just have to read the next books in the series to find out more about them. I've read some already of them but not all of them, so this is a nice excuse.

★★
 
 
 

Donnerstag, 9. Mai 2019

Cover reveal - falling for You by Jennifer Van Wyk #FallingForYou



an all-new sexy and emotional brother’s best friend romance from 

Jennifer Van Wyk is coming May 21st 


Look at this beautiful cover!






Fake it ‘til you make it has been the motto I live by since my mother died.
I’m also doing a really bad job at the making it part.
The night we met, I was at my lowest.
But you gave me a reason to feel happy again.
For the first time in over a year, I feel optimistic.
You and I? We’re the same.
Don’t form attachments. Follow the rules. Don’t dream of a future.
Too bad our hearts wouldn’t listen.
And this storm we’re going through?
The one that threatens to rip us apart?
It doesn’t care that I’m falling for you.
Falling For You is a different kind of brother’s best friend romance and is as emotional
as it is sizzling.





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Mittwoch, 8. Mai 2019

SALE! Their Virgin Captive by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake #TheirVirginCaptive


Just a quick ...
 
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Brothers Gavin, Slade, and Dex, fall hard for Gavin’s new secretary, beautiful Hannah Craig. The oil executives know they must give her time to get to know them before she can choose one . . . who will seduce the virgin and keep her for his own. But when a dangerous predator begins stalking the small-town beauty, they work together to protect her, abducting Hannah and spiriting her to an isolated hideaway. Once alone with her, none of them can contain their burning desire. Though Slade and Dex don’t mind sharing, Gavin’s tragic past has put distance between him and his brothers. Now, they’re hoping that not only will Hannah love them back . . . but may be mend their fractured family.

After overcoming her initial fears, the men teach her wild pleasure she’s never imagined. She grows closer to each, their devotion melting her inhibitions. Hannah finds herself embracing love with all three men—and hoping she can heal Gavin’s wounded soul. But her new found happiness turns to terror when her stalker finds her. Will Gavin, Slade and Dex lose their woman to a menace that threatens everything they hold dear, or will they finally unite to make Hannah theirs forever?