*Blog Tour/Review* Without Merit by Colleen Hoover

 

WITHOUT MERIT

BY COLLEEN HOOVER

 Not every mistake deserves a consequence. Sometimes the only thing a mistake deserves is forgiveness.

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The Voss family is anything but normal. They live in a repurposed church, newly baptized Dollar Voss. The once cancer-stricken mother lives in the basement, the father is married to the mother’s former nurse, the little half-brother isn’t allowed to do or eat anything fun, and the eldest siblings are irritatingly perfect. Then, there’s Merit.

Merit Voss collects trophies she hasn’t earned and secrets her family forces her to keep. While browsing the local antiques shop for her next trophy, she finds Sagan. His wit and unapologetic idealism disarm and spark renewed life into her—until she discovers that he’s completely unavailable. Merit retreats deeper into herself, watching her family from the sidelines, when she learns a secret that no trophy in the world can fix.

Fed up with the lies, Merit decides to shatter the happy family illusion that she’s never been a part of before leaving them behind for good. When her escape plan fails, Merit is forced to deal with the staggering consequences of telling the truth and losing the one boy she loves.

Poignant and powerful, WITHOUT MERIT explores the layers of lies that tie a family together and the power of love.

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“So many people dream of living in a house with a white picket fence.   Little do they know, there’s no such thing as a perfect family, no matter how white the picket fence is.”

The house of Voss may have had a white picket fence, but inside you certainly aren’t going to find a perfect family.  In fact you are going to find the complete opposite.  You will find a house full of secrets harbored by one of the most diverse and unique families I’ve read about in a long time.  Merit is the main character here and is a girl who feels like she is holding everyone’s secrets.  Even the secret holder herself (as she feels) has a secret’s of her own, some she is very well aware of and some she isn’t.  She may be the main character here but all the others play just as big of a part in this story and my, what a story it is.  Merit, Honor, Utah, Sagan, Luck, Barnaby, both Victoria’s and even little Moby are about to take you on a journey and when it all unfolds you realize nothing is what you perceive it to be.

“Not every mistake deserves a consequence.  Sometimes the only thing a mistake deserves is forgiveness”   A lesson the entire Voss family will come to realize is the most important lesson of all.

This book was a true Colleen Hoover masterpiece.  She has proven again and again that she can write from one end of the spectrum to the other and kill it.   I went into Without Merit blind and this book was nothing like I was expecting, which was perfection from my past experiences…It was much more, SO much more!

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Colleen Hoover is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Slammed, This Girl, Point of Retreat, Hopeless, Losing Hope, Finding Cinderella, Maybe Someday, Ugly Love, Maybe Not, Confess, November 9, and It Ends with Us. She has won the Goodreads Choice Award for Best Romance twice – for Confess in 2015 and It Ends with Us in 2016. Confess was adapted into a seven-episode online series. In 2015, Colleen and her family founded The Bookworm Box, a bookstore and monthly subscription service offering signed novels donated by authors. All profits are given to various charities each month to help those in need. Colleen lives in Texas with her husband and their three boys. Please visit ColleenHoover.com.

 

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*Release Blitz/Review* Forever Devoted (Crazed Devotion Book 2) by C.A. Harms

Title: Forever Devoted
Series: Crazed Devotion Book 2
Author: C.A. Harms
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 26, 2017

A stubborn man, an independent woman.
Oh how those two things clash.
Former Marine, Benjamin Keaton has a drive in him.
A strong willed nature to seek and conquer.
When he meets Elizabeth Berfield he finds out one thing and he finds out fast.
He has met his match.
She doesn’t let anyone tell her what to do, especially a man.
A battle of wills and a game of survival unfolds. Oh what a ride it is.
But Ben vows one thing,
He will be Forever Devoted to Liz. He will make her see that he is the man for her.
But will his determination be enough to convince her that he’s worth the risk?
Or will Liz do what she always does and remain headstrong and push away the one man willing to protect her heart.

 


Can one night turn into forever?

We meet Ben and Liz in book one, Nicole and Ryker’s book, but you do not have to read Always His in order to read Forever Devoted.

Liz and Ben first meet through their mutual friends and have one amazing night together. One night is all Liz plans for. She watched her mother suffer through being married to her dad until her dad left their family all together. She vows to never let herself be put in that position.

Ben is fine with one night. He’s a Marine. He’s not ready to settle down. At least that’s his plan until Liz knocks him off his feet. All he wants is a relationship with the one girl that wants nothing to do with one.

Can Ben tear down Liz’s walls or are they destined to be apart? This book had it all – the ups, the downs, the heat, the sorrow. Fast paced, sweet read.

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“There is a tall, handsome and might I add dreamy hunk of a man waiting just outside for you.”

I tried not to laugh at the wide-eyed expression of the teenage girl standing in my doorway. She was awestruck apparently, and the way she was smiling had to cramp her cheeks.

“Did you get his name?” I asked, already knowing who it was.

Her smile faltered as she looked over her shoulder, then back to me. “I forgot to ask,” she said in a high-pitched voice. “I guess I was distracted.”

It was my turn to smile, “Believe me when I say I know exactly how that can happen.” She looked a little relieved. “His name is Ben, and you can send him in.”

With a nod, she stepped out and within seconds he appeared in the open doorway.

“Good morning,” he said as he moved in and sat on the edge on my desk. His large frame practically swallowed up the surface beneath him. “You avoiding me again?”

“No.” I leaned back and crossed my arms over my chest. “I’ve actually been busy.”

He watched me closely, as if I would somehow show him I was lying. Arching my brow, I remained in place and his smile grew wider. “Have lunch with me.” It wasn’t a request.

“Busy,” I replied, holding up the stack of papers on my desk and giving them a little shake.

“Dinner then. I’ll even bring it to you if you can’t get away.”

“What are we having?” I asked, still not yet agreeing.

“What do you want?” His eyes remained locked on mine as he gave me a mischievous grin. Ben and I had developed this little flirty game. In fact, we’d pretty much mastered it. I knew he wanted me, and I wanted him. That was never the issue. I just had to learn to get past my hesitance and fears of what could go wrong.

“Steak,” I finally said, ignoring the flutter in my stomach. “Seasoned vegetables and garlic roasted potatoes.”

“Can we forego the garlic? I kinda wanna kiss you later and I don’t want any excuses from you. If I add garlic into the mix, well, I’m setting myself up for disappointment.”

I couldn’t help the laughter that bubbled up and spilled from me. “You’re insane.”

“For you, yes.”

 

 
 

C.A. Harms is like any other addicted reader. She enjoys happy endings and HEA love stories. She hasn’t always been a lover of Romance and had once been addicted to a good Mystery. Just recently she has taken on a new liking and now is a full blown Romance novel addict.

She lives in Illinois and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. You will always find her with her kindle or paperback in hand as it is her favorite pass time.

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*Release Blitz / Review* Hail No (Hail Raisers Book 1) by Lani Lynn Vale

Title: Hail No

Series: Hail Raisers #1
Author: Lani Lynn Vale
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release: September 27, 2017
Evander Lennox doesn’t do anything he doesn’t want to do. At least, that is, until he’s sent to prison. The four years he’s incarcerated, he’s had no choice but to do the things that he’s asked to do, when he’s asked to do them. And now, if he doesn’t, it will mean a one-way ticket straight back to hell. Once he’s free, it takes him twenty-four hours to get his old job back, his dog at home where he belongs, and an understanding that people aren’t as forgiving as he once thought them to be. He’s just about given up hope of ever integrating back into society when a woman slams into his heart, literally and figuratively.

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Kennedy Swallow just wants to belong somewhere. When she was younger, her parents divorced, and chose to separate her from her twin. Fast forward fifteen years, and she’s finally getting to meet the family she’s always wanted to be a part of. To make that happen, she uproots her life and moves to the tiny town of Hostel, Texas—giving her almost everything she’s ever wanted. Just when she thinks she’s making progress in winning her family over, she finds out that her twin is ill, and the only reason her family tolerates her is due to the convenience of having a free caretaker whenever they might be in need of one. After a few eye-opening experiences, she quickly realizes that she’s being used. Vowing to herself that she’ll make the best of the situation, she begins to steel her heart. What she doesn’t prepare for is a man named Evander who sees that barrier as a challenge.

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It takes Evander all of ten seconds while watching the woman on the floor, bleeding from her jaw, to realize that maybe life isn’t as bad as it could be. This woman with her thrill for life, a crazy obsession with chickens, and a desire to be wanted, changes everything he thinks he knows. But it doesn’t take long for him to realize that just by being around her, the people of the town have judged her guilty by association. Her business suffers, and soon after, she realizes what it will mean to have him by her side—the loss of everything she’s worked so hard for.
Kennedy knows that Evander is worth it. Evander, however, decides that he’s not letting another person get hurt because he was stupid enough to care.





iScream Book Blog – “Hail No = Hell Yes!”

 

Britt Red Hatter Book Blog – “As always, Hail No is an addictive book that will instantly suck you in and leave you unable to step away for even a second.”

 

MJ’s Book Blog and Reviews – “The first book of this new series was amazing, and had me going through all the feels.”

Hail No is the first book in Lani Lynn Vale’s new series, Hell Raisers.
Evander has just gotten out of prison, where he spent the last 4 years of his life. Finding out that not only did his family not care for his home, but that the town used his home as a dump, he has his work cut out for him to put his life back together again.
Kennedy is trying like hell to make her family, what’s left of it, whole again. With her mother’s death bed confession of a twin and nothing keeping her with her step-father’s farm any longer, she takes off for Texas to find her sister and biological father.
The big man just release from prison is not high on the list of popular people in town. Sure the mom’s at baseball practice drool over him, but no one actually takes the time to get to know Evander, except Kennedy. Kennedy has buried herself in her farm and her family.
Kennedy and Evander are completely different people, while being very similar at the same time. This was another great book by LLV and I can’t wait for more in the series!



I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.

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*Blog Tour/Review* The Beautiful Now by M. Leighton

The Beautiful Now

M. Leighton

Releasing September 26, 2017

Dane James worked my stepfather’s fields. He was the boy next door.

Strong.

Hardworking.

Forbidden.

From the moment we met, we were star-crossed lovers—always wanting, never having. We loved each other for most of our lives, but right from the beginning destiny had other plans.  She knew we would fall in love.  She knew we would fall apart.  Over and over again, like the curse of a recurring nightmare.  Or the hope of a familiar dream.

Our past was tumultuous.  Our future was bleak.  But the one thing we always had was the beautiful now.

Until that was taken from us, too.

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*Blog Tour/Review* King of Code by CD Reiss

King of Code, an all-new intriguing and sexy standalone from CD Reiss is LIVE!

King of Code by CD Reiss
Publication Date: September 18th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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From New York Times Bestselling author, CD Reiss, comes a sexy tale of secrets, intrigue, betrayal, and a love worth crossing a continent for.

Taylor Harden is a man on the edge.

The edge of fame. The edge of untold wealth.

The edge of utter humiliation.

He built an unhackable system, and in front of everyone, it’s hacked.

His reputation goes from king to goat in a split second. Boom. Like that.

Some dude in Barrington, USA (AKA Nowhere) has locked down Taylor’s code, and if he doesn’t get it back, he’s going to be wearing a monkey suit for the rest of his life.

Except, this guy? This hacker from Nowhere? He’s not a guy.

Harper Watson’s all woman. And she has a plan for Taylor, his code, and his body.

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*Blog Tour/Review* Dear Bridget, I Want You by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland

 

Dear Bridget,

I’m writing this letter because it’s highly doubtful I’ll ever garner the courage to say this to your face.

So, here goes.

We’re totally wrong for each other. You’re the proper single mum with a good head on your shoulders. I’m just the carefree British doctor passing through town and temporarily living in your converted garage until I head back to England.

But here’s the thing… for some bloody reason, I can’t stop thinking about you in very inappropriate ways.

I want you.

The only reason I’m even admitting all of this to you right now is because I don’t believe it’s one-sided. I notice your eyes when you look at me, too. And as crass as I appear when we’re joking around about sex, my attraction to you is not a joke.

So, what’s the purpose of this note? I guess it’s a reminder that we’re adults, that sex is healthy and natural, and that you can find me just through the door past the kitchen. More specifically, it’s to let you know that I’m leaving said door cracked open from now on in case you’d like to visit me in the middle of the night sometime.

No questions asked.

Think about it.

Or don’t.

Whatever you choose.

It’s doubtful I’ll even end up sliding this letter under your door anyway.

–Simon

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The dynamic duo is at it again. Be prepared to have Simon steal your heart in their latest swoon worthy book Dear Bridget, I Want You.   I was caught, HOOK, line and sinker! *Wink*

Bridget is a single mom who is an ER nurse.  She works long shifts to keep a roof over her head after she lost her husband in an accident.  Keeping things as normal as possible for Brendan was top priority even if it meant she had no life outside of home and work.

Simon is doctor who is from England working at the hospital which Bridget works, only she’s met him before but I will leave that little morsel to your imagination.  He is witty, charming and delightfully sexy.  He is only here temporarily though and plans to go back to England.

There has been an attraction between these two from day one, but Simon has never committed and Bridget isn’t ready to date anyone let alone Simon and then you add in little Brendan.  It seems like a lot is working against them but sometimes, you can’t stop the feelings from flowing.  Question is, is someone gonna get hurt in the end?

This book was sweet, funny and certainly melted my heart.  I am always bouncing around like a kid in the candy shop when I know a new book is coming from either of these authors and when it’s coming from both, well it’s a win-win and sure to be a double delight!

 Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of thirteen novels. With over a million books sold, her titles have placed on the New York Times Bestseller list seventeen times. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope, her husband, and kids reside in Rhode Island.

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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times Bestselling author. With more than a million and a half books sold, her titles have appeared in over eighty Bestseller lists and are currently translated in seventeen languages. She lives in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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*Blog Tour/Review* Dirty Little Secret by Kendall Ryan

 

The start to a sexy new series from New York Times bestselling author, Kendall Ryan…

 

She’s much too innocent for me, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting the sweet, young librarian. I’m dominating and possessive, and my control streak runs a mile wide.

 

The way she looks at me—like I’m one of the heroes in the books she loves, like I’m broken, and she wants to be the one to piece me back together—it only complicates things further. I’m nobody’s hero.

 

But there’s no denying my tragic past reads like one of her favorite literary classics. It’s raw. Visceral. Captivating. And together, we’re a perfect mess.

How am I expected to resist when the sexual sparks zap between us and set me on fire? The need to control, and claim her force my walls to come tumbling down, but when she learns my dirty little secret, will my world come crashing down with it?

 

The story continues in Dirty Little Promise, releasing October 9th.

 

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