*Review* The Matchmaker’s Playbook by Rachel Van Dyken

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After a career-ending accident, former NFL recruit Ian Hunter is back on campus—and he’s ready to get his new game on. As one of the masterminds behind Wingmen, Inc., a successful and secretive word-of-mouth dating service, he’s putting his extensive skills with women to work for the lovelorn. But when Blake Olson requests the services of Wingmen, Inc., Ian may have landed his most hopeless client yet.

From her frumpy athletic gear to her unfortunate choice of footwear, Blake is going to need a miracle if she wants to land her crush. At least with a professional matchmaker by her side she has a fighting chance. Ian knows that his advice and a makeover can turn Blake into another successful match. But as Blake begins the transformation from hot mess to smokin’ hot, Ian realizes he’s in danger of breaking his cardinal rule…

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Shera 5The Matchmakers Playbook was such a fun, flirty, hilarious read that went down as smooth as your favorite liquor! Warm, fuzzy and all the right feels! The writing was so witty with a great storyline that flowed. I grabbed a blanket, cuddled up and didn’t move until I finished this one!

Oh those addias flip flops. I just can’t stop thinking about the things, so much so that I WANT a pair. Well, if its gonna land me someone like Ian! But the story behind the infamous ugly 80’s flip flops melted my heart. Blake, you extremely beautiful, sweet and fun girl. Your clothing choice may have been what any athlete would wear, but if you wanted to catch a man you were going to have to change your style….

Insert…Wingmen Inc.

Ian is hot as sin, ex NFL player who could have any girl he wants and part of his business is to find that match made in heaven for others, or at least set them on their way. When his next client shows up and he sees the flip flops he couldn’t believe it. But what happened along the way of his “training” of her, neither expected. Ian’s back story was a welcome pleasant heart warmer!

I loved this book. I adored all the characters and secondary characters, specifically Ian’s right hand man, Lex. I can’t wait for his book! This was just a fantastic read that everyone will love! 5 Wingmen Stars !

 


*Review* Freeing Destiny by Faith Andrews

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Words to live by:

Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

Don’t break the rules.

I’d managed to fail at both by fraternizing with the enemy’s brother. Guess I’d followed in my mother’s footsteps by ignoring all the rules when it came to love.

Mom was marrying a man only six years older than me. A man who was also her student. But the biggest surprise that came out of their wedding wasn’t my new stepdad’s academic status or his age.

It was Jack Davis—my stepfather’s best friend.

Jack was the guy who could change the whole game. He was quite possibly my soul mate. But time and circumstance were against us—there was no easy way around it. I was moving back to New York in two weeks and his sister, Aubrey, was the one person my family hated most in this world. How would his sister—the enemy—deal with another Edwards girl claiming what she believed was hers? The idea of letting Jack go crippled me. Would I have to cut ties with the only man I’d ever let into my heart?

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Shera 5

Freeing Destiny is a beautifully written book, about two amazing characters filled with courage, fear and taking leaps for of course, love. This is a dual point of view read (which I love to read) with characters that were very easy to connect with and just as easy to fall in love with! I’ve thoroughly enjoyed each book I’ve read by Faith Andrews that I’ve read to date and Freeing Destiny is no different.

Jack is funny, smart, sexy, witty and so freaking funny. Stella is smart, determined, full of life and I think just a beautiful soul. Meeting at her mother’s wedding, who happened to marry Jack’s best friend, Jack meets Stella. There is instant chemistry between these two. There is only one problem. Stella is set to move across country with her family very soon and that doesn’t leave these two very much time together. When Stella takes a leap of faith and stays back, while her family moves you watch her and Jack’s connection bloom even more.

What happens when something can deter your road to your destiny? Will Jack and Stella’s destiny be sidetracked or will these two make it through the bad weather?

“Stop fighting it, Stella. There are certain things in life that happen for a reason. You and I are going to happen – no matter what the fucking purpose or result entails.” – Yes JACK, just YES!!!!

This was a quick read with all the feels of a romance book. The fun, the swoon, the banter and of course you have a small touch of drama mixed into all this sweetness. 5 Stars for Freeing Destiny

*Blog Tour / Review* Slow & Steady by Kendall Ryan

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synopsisWhen Greyson tosses $20 on the stage of a strip club, the last thing he expects to see are the haunted green eyes staring back at him. Finley should be home raising her infant daughter and baking cookies, not tucking singles into her G-string and giving lap dances.

Greyson can’t deny that he’d like his own private show, but there’s not a chance in hell of that happening. The last time the former Navy SEAL saw her she was dressed in black, holding a folded flag and sobbing that it was all his fault… and he agreed with every single word. He couldn’t do anything to help her then, but he can now.

Finley deserves better than this dingy club, and when an obsessed customer crosses the line, Greyson leads the rescue and will do whatever it takes to make amends for their broken past.

He never expected to want to settle down, but with Finley, everything is different. For the first time ever, he can breathe. But Greyson will have to fight for what he wants in order to keep the woman with the green eyes he’s dreamed about so often.

 

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Shera 5

Slow & Steady is book 2 in the Alphas Undone Series. I knew when I read the synopsis that I would trip and fall right into this book and not emerge until I was through and I was right. I LOVED everything about Greyson and Finley’s story!

We met Greyson in the first book which was Nolan’s story. Greyson is a former SEAL working with Redstone with his former commander and some other members of his team. Greyson is very smart, however he spends his days working and drowning in amber liquid. His past still haunts him each day. He lost his teammate Marcus in a mission and he hasn’t really been the same.

Finley is Marcus’s wife. She is smart, independent and fierce. She lives alone with her daughter Maple. Doing the best that she can and trying to provide for her, she became a stripper years ago when she lost her husband. She enjoys the job, she is free when she’s dancing and has built relationships with the girls.

When Greyson happens to stumble into the dive off the side of the highway to try to relieve some tension, he never expected to see the body of an angel dancing on stage. He never expected that when he travelled up her amazing body that he would meet the eyes of the same female who he watched crumble at his team mates funeral two years ago and that’s where their story begins….

Finley can’t let go of her late husband. Greyson just wants to help. After seeing how she is making a living and even worse how they are living, he will stop at nothing to make it right. What he didn’t expect was to fall in love with little Maple. What neither expected was the chemistry they had between them or the fireworks that would light once they touched and the want that continues to blossom.

But what happens when you just can’t let go of the past? What happens when something that is in the present you never saw coming threatens to tear everything apart?

Wanna know? Well, then pick up this book and get to reading. This is another Kendall Ryan favorite for me. Slow & Steady will take you on a delicious ride of swoony sexiness, heart-ache, and heart pounding action. 5 Greyson Archer Stars!!!!!
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*Blog Tour / Review* Stuck-Up Suit by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

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It started out like any other morning on the train.

Until I became mesmerized by the guy sitting across the aisle.

He was barking at someone on his phone like he ruled the world.

Who did the stuck-up suit think he was…God?

Actually, he looked like a God. That was about it.

When his stop came, he got up suddenly and left.  So suddenly, he dropped his phone on the way out.

I might have picked it up.

I might have gone through all of his photos and called some of the numbers.

I might have held onto the mystery man’s phone for days—until I finally conjured up the courage to return it.

When I traipsed my ass across town to his fancy company, he refused to see me.

So, I left the phone on the empty desk outside the arrogant jerk’s office.

I might have also left behind a dirty picture on it first though.

I didn’t expect him to text back.

I didn’t expect our exchanges to be hot as hell.

I didn’t expect to fall for him—all before we even met.

The two of us couldn’t have been any more different.

Yet, you know what they say about opposites.

When we finally came face to face, we found out opposites sometimes do more than attract—we consumed each other.

Nothing could have prepared me for the ride he took me on. And I certainly wasn’t prepared for where I’d wind up when the ride was over.

All good things must come to an end, right?

Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.

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Shera’s rating  ☆☆☆☆☆

Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward’s latest and greatest Stuck-Up Suit is a HIT!  This book was insanely sexy, sweet, and hilarious, endearing and just had everything you want in a read!  I seriously devoured this book in one sitting and could honestly go back and read it again!

I absolutely adored every single second of Graham and Soraya’s story.   Graham is divorced and is so jaded.   He lost his mother, he lost his wife to another man  and it turned him into a closed off individual who  did a fantastic job of barking orders in that sin of a suit he wore each and every day.  Underneath all that hardness (EVERYWHERE, lol) is one helluva caring, soft man.    It took Soraya, that saucy firecracker to get him to open up.   She is a hard working girl at an advice column, making it on her own in NYC.  She has some serious spunk and a take no crap attitude that I just love.  It is safe to assume I have a girl crush on Soraya and an undoubtable crush on “Mr. Big Prick.”

It all started from a dropped phone on the subway.  A train ride Graham NEVER took until that day that Soraya was a frequent flyer on.  Who knew a dropped phone would turn into this flat out all encompassing amazing love story?

Their interactions are hot.  Their text messages are HOT.  I honestly think if these two side-eyed each other on the street that would be HOT too!

These authors are on FIRE alone in their writing, but when they team up, watch out.  It’s hotter than the sun; incinerate your panties kind of hot that will always leave you wanting more…. And probably leave you needing new panties in the process.     FIVE amazing stars for Stuck-Up Suit.

A girl could only be so lucky to find that man’s cellphone lying on the train and get to experience a whole new ride on the Graham Morgan express!

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*Release Blitz* Slow & Steady by Kendall Ryan

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synopsisWhen Greyson tosses $20 on the stage of a strip club, the last thing he expects to see are the haunted green eyes staring back at him. Finley should be home raising her infant daughter and baking cookies, not tucking singles into her G-string and giving lap dances.

Greyson can’t deny that he’d like his own private show, but there’s not a chance in hell of that happening. The last time the former Navy SEAL saw her she was dressed in black, holding a folded flag and sobbing that it was all his fault… and he agreed with every single word. He couldn’t do anything to help her then, but he can now.

Finley deserves better than this dingy club, and when an obsessed customer crosses the line, Greyson leads the rescue and will do whatever it takes to make amends for their broken past.

He never expected to want to settle down, but with Finley, everything is different. For the first time ever, he can breathe. But Greyson will have to fight for what he wants in order to keep the woman with the green eyes he’s dreamed about so often.

 

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*Blog Tour / Review* Remembering Everly by J.L. Berg

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After two years in a coma, August Kinkaid has forgotten the darkness in his past. But his past hasn’t forgotten him. His beautiful former fiancée, Everly, remembers every tumultuous moment of their stormy relationship. The sizzling passion. The web of lies. And the terrible secret Everly’s been hiding since her last fateful night with August.

Now the truth is out and August remembers everything. As his long-buried memories come flooding back, he begins to understand why Everly would want to move on with her life. Why she would give her heart to another man. And why August should try to forget her once and for all.

But he can’t give up on the only woman he’s ever loved. Even if he has to reopen old wounds–and face the darkest demons of his past–August will do whatever it takes for a second chance with Everly. He let her slip away once. He’s not about to spend the rest of his life remembering Everly when he could be holding her in his arms forever . . .

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Where do I start?  I suppose I should start with the most important thing I want to point out.  The Lost & Found Duet by J.L. Berg is hands down her best writing to date.  Now, I’ve read every single book this author has written, a lot of her characters have been my favorites at one point or another.  Then she would write something else and those characters would overtake my heart.  However, I just simply can’t see that happening with August and Everly.  These characters just stole my heart and high tailed away with it. I know, I say that now and she will have me eating my words the next novel she pours her soul into and puts out.   One thing is certain; I will always be Remembering Everly!

This story is not one you will forget.  Just like Everly couldn’t forget August, you won’t be able to forget them!  When I finished I was left in a serious book funk.  This series has all the feels.  You will laugh, you’ll cry and you will surely fall in love.  A suspenseful rollercoaster of a read with twists and turns that keep you anticipating and it will have your heart in a vise grip the entire time.  Your heart will hurt, heal and it will forgive.

The writing in the Lost & Found Duet series is flawless and simply radiant.  J.L. Berg continues to deliver exceptionally written beautiful novels and when I think she can’t go further beyond she does.  Forgetting August and Remembering Everly are solid proof of that.  There is no limit to what this author will achieve and I promise this series is a solid FIVE STAR series.  A must read for any romance lover.

5 August and Everly Stars!  –  Shera, Book Lovers Obsession Book Blog

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*Release Blitz* Stuck-Up Suit by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

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It started out like any other morning on the train.

Until I became mesmerized by the guy sitting across the aisle.

He was barking at someone on his phone like he ruled the world.

Who did the stuck-up suit think he was…God?

Actually, he looked like a God. That was about it.

When his stop came, he got up suddenly and left.  So suddenly, he dropped his phone on the way out.

I might have picked it up.

I might have gone through all of his photos and called some of the numbers.

I might have held onto the mystery man’s phone for days—until I finally conjured up the courage to return it.

When I traipsed my ass across town to his fancy company, he refused to see me.

So, I left the phone on the empty desk outside the arrogant jerk’s office.

I might have also left behind a dirty picture on it first though.

I didn’t expect him to text back.

I didn’t expect our exchanges to be hot as hell.

I didn’t expect to fall for him—all before we even met.

The two of us couldn’t have been any more different.

Yet, you know what they say about opposites.

When we finally came face to face, we found out opposites sometimes do more than attract—we consumed each other.

Nothing could have prepared me for the ride he took me on. And I certainly wasn’t prepared for where I’d wind up when the ride was over.

All good things must come to an end, right?

Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.

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Graham: What are you wearing, Soraya?

Soraya: Are you serious right now?

Graham: You ruined my day. You owe me.

Soraya: I don’t owe you anything, you fucking perv.

Graham: This from the woman who sent me a shot of her cleavage. Nice tits, by the way. They’re so big, at first, I thought it was a picture of an ass.

Soraya: You’re the ass.

Graham: Show me your face.

Soraya: Why?

Graham: Because I want to see if it matches your personality.

Soraya: Which would mean what?

Graham: Well, that wouldn’t bode well for you.

Soraya: You won’t ever see my face.

Graham: Probably better off.  So, give me a hint about what you’re wearing.

Soraya: It’s red.

Graham: So you haven’t changed out of that dress?

Soraya: No, I’m naked with dye dripping down my body and my tongue is throbbing thanks to you.

That was an odd thing to say.

Graham: That’s an interesting visual.

Soraya: You are seriously crazy, dude.

Graham: I AM a little crazy, actually. I probably need my head checked because I’ve been fantasizing about a headless person all day.

Soraya: Well, the naked pic ain’t gonna happen.

Graham: How about I go first?
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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Penelope lives for reading books in the new adult/contemporary romance genre, coffee and hanging out with her friends and family on weekends. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 11-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 9-year-old boy, both of whom are the lights of her life. Penelope, her husband and kids reside in Rhode Island. She is the author of RoomHate, which hit #2 on the New York Times Bestseller list and #1 on the Wall Street Journal Bestseller list. Her novel, Stepbrother Dearest, also spent four consecutive weeks on the New York Times Bestseller list. Other works include the New York Times bestseller Cocky Bastard (co-written with Vi Keeland), Sins of Sevin, My Skylar, Jake Undone, Jake Understood and Gemini.

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Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn’t change for the world. She is an attorney and a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, & USA Today Bestselling author. Over the last three years, ten of her titles have appeared on the USA Today Bestseller lists and three on the New York Times Bestseller lists.

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