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#WOTR19 – #Review – Meant to Be: a Perfect Fit short story by Alison Bliss

 

Meant to Be: a Perfect Fit short story

 

Alison Bliss returns with a novella in her popular Perfect Fit series. These laugh-out-loud romantic comedies feature curvaceous heroines finding love and convincing us that confident and sexy comes in all shapes and sizes.

“Fans of Jennifer Weiner will enjoy Bliss.”
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Sidney Larson always thought dark-haired, blue-eyed Brett Carmichael was sinfully sexy, to say nothing of the muscular mechanic’s talent with his hands. But Sidney so didn’t have time for Brett’s overbearing tendencies when they were together so she broke things off. Now a chance encounter brings Brett back into her life, and Sidney can’t help but notice intriguing changes in her ex. So what’s stopping her from revisiting their scorching-hot chemistry?

Since Sidney dumped him, Brett’s made major life adjustments, thanks to therapy and a long, hard look at himself. Sure, he’s still intense but he knows how to focus his energy on his career, not on trying to control a fantastic woman like Sidney. Brett finds the sweet, generous brunette more seductive than ever, but now that he’s finally worthy of her, will she be willing to give him a second chance?

 

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Cute and hilarious quick read! I have not read the series but was able to appreciate the story completely. Brett and Sidney were in a relationship but Brett was very overbearing and Sidney had to break it off. Brett has been trying to work through his “issues” and has a business proposition come up that could be really good for him. On his way he “runs” into Sidney and he feels the sparks fly….but so does she. It has been almost a year and they have gone to great lengths to avoid each other. As they story goes on they get to know each other again and realize that love is love and maybe they were meant to be. The story is cute and lovely. It’s very relate-able to its readers and if you give it a try you won’t be able to help but love them.

 

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Alison Bliss

Alison Bliss is a best-selling, award-winning author of humorous, contemporary romances. A born and raised Texan, she currently resides in the Midwest with her husband, two kids, and their dogs. As the youngest of five girls, she has never turned down a challenge or been called by the right name. Alison believes the best way to find out if someone is your soul mate is by canoeing with them because if you both make it back alive, it’s obviously meant to be. She writes the type of books she loves to read most: fun, steamy love stories with heart, heat, and laughter. Something she likes to call, “Romance…with a sense of humor.”

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#NewRelease #Review #MontgomeryInk Inked By Numbers: A Colorado Springs Bonus Romance by Carrie Ann Ryan

Kaylee knows art, friendship, and love. And because she’s known love, she wants nothing to do with it ever again. She likes her life just the way it is. Her art and her Brushes with Lushes classes keep her sane and happy.

Landon spends his days with numbers and financial spreadsheets. At night, he just wants to relax, but the only way he can do that is with a woman. But these days, not just any woman will do.

Kaylee and Landon do an excellent job of dancing around each other, but no matter how much desire burns between them or their own personal hang-ups, they’ll need to make a choice: life as they know it, or a life that could be so much more.

 I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book

Ok my friends, for those of you who don’t know Kaylee and Landon have been circling around each other for a year.  They’re friends and have helped the Colorado Springs gang get their head together when need be and this little story gives us the why on the circling.  It is a sweet and lovely story of two friends realizing the relationship they thought they didn’t want, they truly did and didn’t consciously know it.

You also get to see a bit of their family life and learn what makes them ticked.  The artist and the money man, you wouldn’t think that they’d fit together but they truly do and it’s beautiful to see.  It’s a beautiful thing when two friends find love, its even more beautiful when they find it with each other.

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Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.

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#REVIEW – Hard Bargain: MMF Bisexual Ménage Romance (Best Friends to Lovers Book 8) by Kat Crimson

It’s Maya again. Yes, I’m still a sexaholic. Just ask my two boyfriends, Max and Foster.

And Foster’s band mates. You can ask them too, seeing as how I just slept with all of them. Together. Well, maybe the term ‘slept with’ is misleading. It was more of a shared girlfriend, extreme bondage situation… at an underground sex club… in front of witnesses. And I loved every dirty second of it.

So yeah, you could definitely say I’m an addict.

Instead of a twelve step program, I’m giving way into temptation and going on tour with The Infidels, my very own sexy male harem fantasy. I want to be there to witness their imminent rise to rock-stardom, while feeding my addiction.

Everything is going to be just perfect! All I need to do is keep my heart safe from Pace. No big deal…

Too bad that sexy beast has other plans. Plans that include one very hard bargain.

** This Is A Smoking Hot Reverse Harem Contemporary Romance / Reverse Harem Menage MM (and includes highly graphic scenes of an adult nature, including mm bisexual romance) If you can’t handle this type of heat, stay out of Maya’s kitchen…

Twinsie Jo’s Review

I am obsessed with this series. So I was happy to find out that book 8 was finally available. But of course, it’s left me hanging and chomping at the bit for book 9. Anyone else in love with Pace? Just me? Okay.

So Foster is getting ready to go on tour with his band but Max can’t join him and Maya. He knows Maya will be well taken care of, literally, but it’s still hard for them.

This book/series is insanely hot. If you like reverse harem type stories, then I highly recommend it.

And again, Pace! I can’t wait for book 9!

#REVIEW – Portal through the Veil by Miranda Lynn

An heir, set to rule over all of Faery, on one condition- that she marry and take a King to rule at her side. Her father is determined to see her wed to a prince of his choosing, however, Tatianna has other plans. Plans that don’t involve tying the knot. What this princess didn’t anticipate, was the unexpected guest to what was, essentially, her engagement festival.

Twinsie Jo’s Review:

It’s been a long time since I’ve read a supernatural/paranormal type story and well, I have to tell you, I loved this one! I do wish it was a little longer but that’s only because I’m greedy.

We meet Tatianna who is destined to marry and have a King by her side because how dare a Queen rule a land without a King. The suitors her father chooses all take tests but of course, none of them interest her. Until she meets Kallan who is part of the dark Faery world. She’s drawn to him just like he is to her, much to her father’s dismay.

Love blooms and together, Tatianna and Kallan fight to bring both the light and the dark together, to finally form peace in their world.

#WOTR19 #Novella #Review – Stalk Me Please by CM Steele

Stalk Me Please

Hailey: He owns the coffee shop, so I need to stop fantasizing that he comes here to see me. In fact, he’s never spoken to me other than to order his coffee. I just can’t get over the way he sits in the corner of the shop a couple times a week slowly sipping his hot, black coffee and staring at me with intent. Why? I don’t know. I should be concerned that he’s like a lion stalking his prey, but all I can think of is stalk me, please.

James: I watch her every chance I get. When the time’s right, she will be mine. With every smile she tosses at a male customer, the angrier I get. Buying the shop, installing extra cameras, and visiting twice a week does nothing to calm the need to claim her for my own. She’s going to think I’m crazy, but really, I’m determined.

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I hate when books say “If you like 50 Shades….” Buuuut this book reminded me of Bossy Christian.  No there isn’t any BDSM but the controlling and possessive, demamding Christian behavior is totally James.

James is legit a stalker who is obsessed with Hailey, his coffee shop employee.  She is oblivious to what he feels towards her, but she is totally infatuated by him too.

When James can’t take it anymore, he scoops in and rescues Hailey.  He offers her a new job not knowing that he has a lot more in store for her then just switching jobs.

I liked the story of the older, experienced man who takes over and does everything he can to capture the woman he is head over heels for.  Hailey is innocent but also feisty which was a fun read.

The story has some steam and makes for a great quick read for an afternoon.

C.M. Steele lives for writing what she likes to read. With over 60+ short stories and a couple actual novels, she is only just beginning. She is most definitely not for everyone, but she does love her readers. Working on improving her craft is a monumental task because she has the attention span of a gnat and the patience of a race car driver in Walmart (Absolutely none.)

Check out her works on her website www.cmsteele.com

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There’s never any spamming because CM sends them out herself and she’s focused on her writing most days.

 

#NewRelease #Revew #MontgomeryInk #Contemporary #1001DarkNights Ashes to Ink (Montgomery Ink Colorado Springs 2.5) by Carrie Ann Ryan

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Carrie Ann Ryan comes a new story in her Montgomery Ink series…

Back in Denver, Abby lost everything she ever loved, except for her daughter, the one memory she has left of the man she loved and lost. Now, she’s moved next to the Montgomerys in Colorado Springs, leaving her past behind to start her new life.

One step at a time.

Ryan is the newest tattoo artist at Montgomery Ink Too and knows the others are curious about his secrets. But he’s not ready to tell them. Not yet. That is…until he meets Abby.

Abby and Ryan thought they had their own paths, ones that had nothing to do with one another. Then…they took a chance.

On each other.

One night at a time.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.*

 

 I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader’s Copy of this book.

Abby lost the love of her life too soon, they didn’t get to get married and he didn’t get to see their child born.  Yet, she knows he’s still there and does her best to instill in their daughter the love that he had for her.  She is moving on with her life of running her business and raising her daughter and is slowly learning that is ok to ask for help. Well, slowly learning because the Montgomery family has added her to their ever growing brood and telling her daily that it’s ok. Lol

Ryan, is a artist at Montgomery Ink Too.  He has a hard time letting anyone in too, but for a totally different reason.  He is attracted to Abby, but will never act on it if he has his way.

You can’t stop fate though.

Ryan has once again shows us why she is a great author by giving us a couple with real world issues, instead of a couple who just has no problems what so ever, have a great love and live happily ever after.  Abby and Ryan want each other and have to deal with their obstacles before they can.

She also shows us that family is not always about the blood that runs through your veins, but about the love that is in your heart and that is what the Montgomery family is all about.

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Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.

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#WOTR2019 #Review #Paranormal. The Vampire’s Genie (The Wish Series Book 1) by Teresa Gabelman

The Vampire's Genie (The Wish Series Book 1)

One would think most genies have it made, but that’s not the case for Janelle. She hates the outfit, hates the lamp, and overall hates the gig. It’s not until hot vampire Dean Frye steals her out from under her current master’s nose that she thinks maybe being a genie has its benefits.

Dean has one thing and one thing only on his mind when he sends his friend on a quest to seek out a genie lamp. Freedom. Plain and simple. Then he meets Janelle, his genie, and realizes that granting every wish her heart desires is the only wish he wants.

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Dean Frye  is a vampire that no longer wishes to be one.  He feels he has seen and done all that he can and wishes to be free from his immortal prison.   Castel is his half-breed friend/employee that he had procure a genie lamp, Reed is a human employee/friend that has the jokes, is always a hair away from getting his self killed with his mouth and they all live together.

Janelle is a genie that hates being a genie, has served thousands of masters, and now her Master is the hottie Dean.

Ok, first off all I can think is Teresa needs to add a character named Sam to go along with Dean and Castel, because Hello Supernatural!!! Lol!!!  Second, one look at Janelle has Dean changing his mind about no longer being immortal, love love at first sight and third its is always great when the hero/heroine have something in common and these two hated their lot in life finding each other changes things.

Vampire’s Genie is a short little read with lots of humor, a few vamps, and more than one genie.

If you are looking for something light after a heavy read than this one might be for you.

Teresa Gabelman is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the ‘Protectors Series’. When not writing about sexy alpha vampires and the women who drive them crazy she can be found on a lake with a fishing pole/Kindle, at a MMA event or spending a fun evening with family.

Being a full-time writer has allowed Teresa to connect more with readers which is what she loves most about writing. If you find the time she would love to hear from you!

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****Paranormal****

The Protectors Series
Damon – Book #1
Jared – Book #2
Duncan – Book #3
Sid – Book #4
Adam – Book #5
Slade – Book #6
A Warrior Wedding – Book #7
Slade – Book #8
Jax – Book #9
Blaze – Book #10
The Invisible Warrior – Book #11

Lee County Wolves Series
Forbidden Hunger – Book #1
Forbidden Seduction – Book #2
Forbidden Desire – Book #3
Forbidden Temptation – Book #4 TBA

Sanctuary

The Enforcer

Magic & Mayhem Kindle World
Wicked *itch

****Contemporary****
Rodeo Romance
Blind Faith

 

#REVIEW – Judge by Alexa Riley

Nora Vaughn is living on the streets and trying to keep under the radar. Luck is on her side one day when the hot stranger she’s been watching drops his keycard and she’s able to get into a safe place. What she doesn’t expect is for him to find her naked in the shower and demanding she repay what she’s stolen.

Smith Prescott is a well-known judge who has worked his entire life to build a reputation. But one look at the young woman in front of him and he’s willing to throw it all away to have her. She’s forcing his hand and his iron will to do the things he’s sworn against. But what’s the point of having all this power if he can’t use it to have her?

Warning: This is quick and dirty and dripping with filth. If you love our books Coach, Mechanic, Thief, and Kingpin, then this one will give you all the feels you’re after. Enjoy some quality time in the judge’s chambers.

Twinsie Jo’s Review

Well that was funny, dirty and hot. Oh so hot.

Nora has a skeeze for an uncle and gets placed in his care after her father dies. But he wants a little more than to just be her uncle. Nora finally escapes his ways and meets Smith after spending time at the gym he frequents.

The attraction is real, raw and powerful. He instantly finds the need to protect her and make her his.

Smith tries to hold back his need for Nora but of course, we all know that doesn’t last long.

Read this short little hottie to find out what happens when he finally lets his control down.

#REVIEW – The Glue (Taboo Treat) by K Webster

From USA Today Bestselling Author K Webster, comes a new MMF standalone novel!

I’m a fixer. A lover. Always searching for the right fit. And I come up empty every time.

My desires are unusual.
I don’t feel whole until I’m in the middle, holding it all together.
Which makes having a romantic relationship really difficult.

Until them. Two people. An unraveling marriage. Love on the rocks. And they want me. To put them back together again.

Problem is, once they’re fixed, where does that leave me? I sure as hell hope I stick like glue.

***This story is MMF.***

Twinsie Jo’s Review

This book is short but steamy. So passionate and everything you could want in a romance. Although I wanted more because who wouldn’t from this threesome? The author, wrapped it up nicely in a pretty little naughty bow.

With a broken marriage and a guy who’s looking for someone, anything, the three of them work perfectly together. Sparks, lust and more, it’s the perfect amount of chemistry and I couldn’t ask for better.

Although, I could always ask for more, I’ll just continue reading the other little treats that this author puts out.

#REVIEW – Dirty (A Real Man, #8) by Jenika Snow

I’m going to show her how good it can be to get dirty…

JOSEPHINE

Moving to a small town for a new job was the only thing I should be focused on. But the first time I see Gabe, all of that goes out the window. He’s the owner of a garage in the town I now call home, and picturing the filthy things he’d do to me with those grease-stained hands fills my head.

The way he looks at me makes me feel like a woman, like he’s undressing me with his eyes … like he could teach me a thing or two about what a real man does with a woman in his bed.

I don’t care if being with him is fast or sudden. I want him to devour me.

GABE

The first time I lay eyes on Josephine, I know she’ll be mine.

I won’t stop until she is.

I want to get my dirty hands all over her. I want to make that creamy pale skin of hers dark from grease, and red from holding onto her.

And I’ll do all of that, because there’s no way I’m backing off, not until I know I have her.

Warning: You like filthy and insta-love? Well, this story is full of it. If you’re into a hero who knows how to handle his woman, and a heroine who’s all about tall, dark, and dirty, you better hang on because this story will most definitely give you whiplash.

Twinsie Jo’s Review

Greasy mechanic. Innocent woman who’s new to town. What more could you ask for? Oh yes. Gabe is quite delicious and also super manly and alpha in the way that he wants Josephine. And of course, she wants him just the same and just as bad.

Instant love. Instant lust. Instant everything. These hot little stories have everything you could ask for all packed into 30k words or so. Lots of steam. A man who worships his woman and is proud to show it and her off.