*New Release / Review / Giveaway* Some Sort of Happy by Melanie Harlow

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Skylar Nixon is a twenty-seven year old failed actress with no Plan B. After a humiliating stint on a reality TV show crushes what’s left of her childhood dream, she finds herself back in her hometown with no money saved, no college degree, and no confidence she’s anything but a joke—a small town starlet who couldn’t hack it in the big city.
When she runs into former classmate Sebastian Pryce, she can’t believe the hot body and chiseled jaw belong to the shy, troubled loner she knew ten years before. He’s not exactly friendly at first, and she’s heard the rumors about his tragic past, but something in his sad eyes intrigues her. She only wants to get to know him better.
Until the night she wants more—and takes it. (Hard and deep. Twice.)
Are they just two lonely people seeking solace? Or can a disgraced beauty queen and flawed, frustrated man find some sort of happy ever after?
**SOME SORT OF HAPPY is a full-length, dual POV novel, complete with a happy ending.**

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 reviewReviewed by Shera 5 of 5 HAPPY stars!

Some Sort of Happy is book one in the Happy Crazy Love Series by the fantastic Melanie Harlow. I loved her other books but this book just blew me away! This book was a different turn than Melanie’s other books and what a RIGHT turn it was!!

Melanie managed to touch on a very serious subject that isn’t talked about much and still write a light, airy, heart wrenching book. While your heart breaks at times, others you will find yourself in a fit of laughter or your heart pounding a mile a minute because you are in absolute love with these characters.

Sebastian Pryce is one helluva man. In school, he was not so popular mainly because of his issues. Now years later he has grown into one gorgeous, sweet, mind blowing man. He still has his quirks, but in my eyes they are just quirks, in his eyes they are the reason he will be alone forever.

Sebastian always had a thing for Skylar in school, I mean who didn’t she was gorgeous but he never let on about it. Skylar comes back home embarrassed of something she did in the past, she feels like a failure, little does this girl realize just how much spunk and will power she has. Set to find her way, find a new job and make it on her own.

Now these two run into each other almost 10 years later and well, the rest is history. Skylar and Sebastian have immediate chemistry. The more Skylar learns about Sebastian the more she falls. The more she falls the more frustrated she becomes. She wants him to let her in; the problem is Sebastian struggles and doesn’t know how.

“You’re a beautiful, brilliant, complicated man, Sebastian Pryce. And I adore you. But if you want to suffer here alone with your tortured soul because you think for some f***ed up reason you deserve it, fine. Choose suffering over me. But I can’t watch it. It will destroy me” ~ Skylar

The road isn’t easy. It’s rocky, slippery at times but beautiful. Will Skylar break through Sebastian’s walls? Will these two find love and finally let it in?

This book was witty, sexy, and heart-wrenchingly beautiful. Easily one of my top reads of this year! 5 fantastic stars for Some Sort of Happy!

Copy provided for honest review- Shera , Book Lovers Obsession Book Blog

 

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Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her lipstick red, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she’s not reading good books, she gets her kicks from TV series like Game of Thrones, Boardwalk Empire, Masters of Sex, Deadwood, Mad Men, and Downtown Abbey (although she wishes it were more HBO and less PBS). Melanie is the author of the FRENCHED contemporary romance series (FRENCHED, YANKED, FORKED) and the sexy historical series SPEAK EASY (SPEAK EASY, SPEAK LOW), set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband and two daughters.

 

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*Live Early* Very Twisted Things by Ilsa Madden-Mills

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Very Twisted Things

A Standalone Briarcrest Academy Novel #3

Author: New York Times best selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills

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A beautiful violinist who lives next door…

The obsessed rock star who watches her…

And the one night she bares it all.

Vital Rejects front guy Sebastian Tate never imagined his YouTube music video would go viral, sky-rocketing him to acting success in Hollywood. Okay, maybe he did. After all, he’s a cocky dude who knows he’s hot-as-hell, and it was only a matter of time before his stars aligned.

But life in Tinseltown is never what it seems.

After being cheated on, Sebastian’s only rule to falling in love is simple: Keep Calm and Don’t Do It. Spying on his mysterious new neighbor with binoculars seems innocent enough, but quickly escalates into an erotic game between two very unlikely people.

Twenty-year-old Violet St. Lyons is a world-renowned violinist who’s lost her mojo on stage. She hides away in a Hollywood mansion, trying to find her way through her twisted past in order to make her future.

 

He’s the life of the party with girls chasing him down for his autograph. She’s the introvert with a potty mouth who doesn’t even know who he is.

When they meet, stars collide, sparks fly, and clothes come off. Yet, giving his heart to a girl isn’t Sebastian’s plan; falling for a guy who craves attention isn’t Violet’s.

Welcome to Briarcrest Academy—Hollywood style—where sometimes the best things in life are VERY TWISTED THINGS.

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*Blog Tour / Review* A Stone in the Sea by A.L. Jackson

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synopsisHe wanted nothing at all…

Until he found she had everything to give…

Sunder lead singer and guitarist Sebastian Stone has everything—fans, fame, and fortune. He also has a heart full of bitterness and a reputation for a short-fused temper. But an outward reputation rarely reveals the true man inside. Facing assault charges after trying to protect his younger brother, Sebastian is sent to Savannah, Georgia to lie low until the dust settles in L.A.

Shea Bentley is beautiful, kind, and hiding from the very lifestyle Sebastian has always embraced.

When the mysterious, tattooed stranger begins hanging out at the bar where she works, Shea is quick to recognize he is nothing but trouble, but she’s helpless to the way her body lights up every time his intense gray eyes tangle with hers.

They both soon find themselves drowning in a sea of desire and passion that won’t let them up for air.

Sebastian knows firsthand secrets never die, and he’s not the only one who’s hiding them.

Loving someone always comes with a price. But will it be Shea’s past that costs them everything?

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*Blog Tour and Review * Chaos – Unhinged Book 3 by Timberlyn Scott

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Secrets…
The secrets are still there, plaguing me, disrupting my everyday life, only now… the unthinkable has happened.
Lies…
Payton insists that it is time that I deal with the lies that seem to make up my entire existence, the ones that have produced the chaos in my head. I don’t know if she realizes it, but if it weren’t for her being by my side, I don’t know how I would survive.
Greed…
Everything is unfolding right before my eyes, the truth is being revealed and there are people who don’t want us to be together, but as I have vowed before, no one will keep her from me.
Payton is my anchor in the waves that are crashing through my life and I will do anything to keep her safe.
My name is Sebastian Trovato and this is the conclusion of my story.
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Reviewed by Shera 5 of 5 Stars!

What a fanfreakingtastic ending to Sebastian’s story!   I was totally blown away with the Unhinged Series.  This series is a story of love, heartbreak, deceit.   It’s true, there is one person out there that can be your superglue and finding out the truth to pain you’ve held onto for so long can truly set you free.

“This woman, not only did she unhinge me, she pulled me back together when I felt as though I was unraveling”

After book two, I was left broken, deflated and hurt.  Yes, I ugly cried.  Then cried some more because I had to know right then and there what the heck was going to come of all of it.   So I patiently waited…Tap…Tap…Tap then BOOM Chaos was released and I immediately dug right in.

This picks up right where book two left off and so do the lies and deception.   Poor Payton is beside herself.  She immediately trys to reach out to Conrad to inform him of what happened, doesn’t answer.  So she calls Lauren explains everything and leaves a message for Aaliyah to call her.  No one shows up at the hospital, as a matter of fact no one says anything at ALL about the accident.   Coincidence?  I think not.

Sebastian finally makes the move to cut ties with Conrad and Trovato Inc.  He is convinced that Conrad had something to do directly with his mother’s death.  With Sebastian gone, Conrad brings in Creepy Trevor.  We will get back to him later.

Payton is determined to stick it out at Trovato Inc to help Sebastian figure out what happened in the past.   Afraid his friends will think he is a basketcase he keeps them in the dark about his feelings with his mother,   He finally opens up to his friends about his theory and not only do they NOT think hes bananas, but they have other ideas of what may have happened, and so it begins……

Connections are used and they catch a break, but will this break tear Sebastian and Payton apart?  Will knowing the truth cause harm to either one of them?   Insert Trevor back.  We all know something is right with him and in this book you will finally learn why.  All the secrets, the lies, the coverups will all come flying in your face faster then you can say, Say WHHHHHHAT?

This series was amazing.  I know some wait till all books are out, well ladies, they are out and I encourage you to grab them.   The banter between Payton and Sebastian, all the boys is amazing.  You will laugh, you will cry and you may scream at some point but I promise its all worth it.  The ending of this book, O M G amazing.  I think I am totally in Love with Sebastian Trovato, that man UNHINGED ME!

 I love nothing more when a story comes full circle and when I say that I mean completely full circle and you’re not left wondering really about any of the characters in the story even the supporting ones.     I am glad Nicole Edwards Alter ego decided to pop her head out and say hello.  I can only hope she has more in the works!!  5 Stars to this entire series!

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*Blog Tour and Review* Unraveling by Timberlyn Scott

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Secrets and lies… No good ever comes of them.

My life is proof.

For eleven years, I’ve suffered from a suspicion that has waged a war inside my head, filled me with rage. Left me feeling helpless.

But then she came along.

The darkness continues to consume me, but when I’m with her, I can ignore it, push it away. Even if only for a little while.

Payton calms me. She manages to quiet the noise in my head. But the secret is still there, still continuing to plague me day after day. Yet I still can’t bring myself to tell her even though she deserves to know. She needs to know.

I love her. And I’ll do anything to protect her.

Although I’ve found some peace, my life continues to unravel, no matter how hard I try to stop it.

My name is Sebastian Trovato and this is the continuation of my story.

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Reviewed by Shera 5 out of 5 Stars

“This man…he wasn’t the only one unhinged. I sensed the darkness and danger that lurked inside of him, but it didn’t scare me. In fact, I felt just the opposite. I was drawn to him. So much so that I knew my life was irrevocably changed from moment forward” ~ Payton

Unraveling is book 2 of the Unhinged series by Timberlyn Scott. I fell in love with Sebastian and Payton in Unhinged and this is the continuation and delves deeper into their story. Buckle up, strap yourself in because you are about to go on one hell of a ride.

Sebastian Trovato has hard life. He is very smart, knows what he wants and is ready to move forward and get out of the grasps of Conrad. See, Sebastian is the brains of the operation but few know that. Conrad is the controlling jerk of a father; I don’t even think father suits him. He is more like a controlling money hungry jerk, that is more concerned about the next buck and he clearly doesn’t give a ratsass about Sebastian. Payton works for Conrad and he has his sights set to keep her busy, so busy thinking he can keep her away from Sebastian now that he knows they have been together.

Well Conrad I got news for you buddy, no matter what you are trying to do…Sebastian has other plans. Payton doesn’t know all of Sebastian’s secrets, we still don’t know all of them but one thing is clear. He will NOT give Payton up no matter what, she’s his Angel. He has fallen for Payton, and has only ever loved one person in his life and she left him unwillingly. We start to see what makes Sebastian tick, but we don’t know all of it…yet.

“It had been iffy there for a while, my anger had been a firestorm burning out of control, but just as I suspected, the moment I looked at her, I had calmed down” ~Sebastian

In a trip to Vegas, pieces start to fall together. Of course Sebastian was not invited, Conrad had plans to fill Payton’s head with god knows what, but we knew he wouldn’t stay away, from here starts a chain of events that take you even deeper into the story.

The pull between Sebastian and Payton is magnetic. When they are together they both feel grounded, not lost, lonely and floating in space. I love the relationship they have. In this book you’ll get to know more of Aaliyah and her relationship with Sebastian. I honestly like her her a lot. She may be uppity but she’s grounded and I think she has a good heart. We also see more of Sebastian’s best friends Lief and Toby. I love how she keeps letting us see more and more into the characters backgrounds and I feel like I am really getting to know them.

I can’t wait for the next book. I was screaming at the end, literally. Book 3 can’t come quick enough, because I need more Sebastian and I need him NOW. Towards the end of this book, things get tense and I promise it will leave you hanging onto the edge of your seat.

Five Stars to Timberlyn for this new series. This is way different then Nicole Edwards other books, her alter ego popped out and its shining bright. You will definitely want to read this series, it is different but so deliciously good!

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Sebastian
Trovato…
“Want
a tour?” I asked, pressing my lips to the soft skin of her neck.
“Yeah,”
she said, sounding a little breathless.
Reluctantly,
I released her so I could show her around. It wasn’t that I wanted to give her
a grand tour of the house I would be moving out of in the near future, but it
was that or toss her over my shoulder and carry her to my bedroom. I wasn’t a
patient man, but with Payton, I knew I had to make a concession. The last thing
I wanted to do was scare her off.
So,
we made our way to the kitchen. I didn’t use the area often, mainly because I
wasn’t much of a cook and living alone, it just wasn’t a place I spent a lot of
time. The stainless steel appliances were state of the art and picked out by my
stepmother. They looked good with the modern white cabinets and black granite
countertops, also designed by Lauren. The decorations that sat on the tops of
the counters weren’t my idea either, but since the housekeeper dusted and
cleaned once a week, I didn’t bother to toss them into a cabinet. Like I said,
this was the room I probably spent the least amount of time in.
“What’s
in your refrigerator?” Payton asked, grinning at me before releasing my hand.
“Are you hungry?” I asked, confused by her question.
“Nope. But what’s in the
refrigerator tells a lot about a person.”
“That right?” I’d never heard that
before.
And
I wasn’t sure the few things in my refrigerator were going to say a lot about
me.
Especially
since I didn’t do my own grocery shopping either. “Orange juice, yogurt, milk,
cheese… water.” Payton glanced back at me, her waist length dark hair sliding
over her shoulder and falling down her back. Her smile was radiant and I knew
right then that I wanted to see her in my kitchen more often. Not so that she
could cook for me or any sexist bullshit like that, just because she made the
space that much more welcoming.
“What
does that say about me?” I asked, hopping up onto the counter and watching her.
“It says you’re boring, Sebastian.”
I chuckled, continuing to watch her rummage
through the contents. “Boring, huh?” “No beer?”
“I
don’t drink that much. Usually only when I go out.” I hadn’t bothered to
mention to Payton that I had a highly addictive personality which was the
reason I avoided certain things. I didn’t drink much, rarely at home; I didn’t
smoke, although I’d stupidly done so to be cool when I was younger. I’d never
tried drugs either. My drug of choice was adrenaline which was why I raced. I
released the pent up anger by beating the shit out of the heavy bag in my
weight room, knowing that if I didn’t, the undercurrent would eventually invade
my life and turn me into someone I didn’t want to look at in the mirror each
day.
“Interesting.”
I
wanted to know just what was going through her head, but I didn’t get to ask
because she was on a roll.
“Do
you eat cereal?” Payton closed the refrigerator door and opened the freezer.
“Sometimes.
Would that make me less boring?”
“Maybe.
At least you’ve got ice cream.”
“I
do?” I really had no idea.
“Vanilla,”
she said, grinning widely. “Imagine that.”
“I’ll
have to remember to add chocolate to the grocery list,” I told her, remembering
the first time I took her out for ice cream.
“You
do that. Get chocolate syrup while you’re at it.”
Yep,
my ass hopped right down off that counter so damn fast it was a wonder I didn’t
face plant on the gray travertine floor. “Alrighty, then. Time to see another
room.” I grabbed her hand and tugged her into the formal living room, shifting
uncomfortably as my jeans became just a little too tight.

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*Review* Where The Dead Walk by John Bowen

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Synopsis4For some, ghosts are no more than the wounds loved ones leave in their wake, haunting the living only with their absence. Others take a more literal view…
Kate Bennett, presenter of paranormal investigation cable TV show, ‘Where the Dead Walk’, isn’t sure what she believes, other than she seems cursed to lose all those closest to her.

After investigating a neglected cliff-top house, empty for a decade because its ‘haunted’, Kate is left convinced a spirit within holds the answers to a childhood she can’t remember and an unimaginable crime.

What she can’t know is that the house’s owner, Sebastian Dahl, is searching for something too, and he intends to get it, whatever the cost.

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Let me first start off by saying that this was an amazing read and I highly recommend it. This is a haunted house/paranormal book that will keep you at the edge of your seat trying to figure out what will happen next. I have to say, even though Where the Dead Walk isn’t the usual genre of book that I read, it held me captivated and I honestly had an extremely hard time putting it down.

Kate Bennett is the host for a paranormal TV show, Where the Dead Walk. It is a show about haunted houses and trying to see if it is possible for there to be supernatural activity. The show itself, reminded me of the real show Ghost Hunters, where they try to find actual truth rather just rely on stories. Kate has had an extremely troubled life, and even believes at times that she is cursed. Because of this, she puts everything she has into her work and the success for the show.

Sebastian Dahl is an extremely successful businessman, who has brought himself from nothing to riches by being a building developer. He contacts the show because he believes a house that he built is haunted and would like for the team to check it out for themselves. It seems as though he is infatuated with Kate, and really does not want to deal with anyone else on her team or the show when it comes to his house.Dahl’s house is set on top of a hill with the ocean behind it in a completely remote area. It seems to give everyone the spooks, even in the daylight.

“Kate could imagine it being eerie as hell at night, not just due to its creepy aesthetics, but also from the knowledge it had been sealed up for so long, tomb-like, as though it had been left to slumber.”

What is it about the house that the team will find? Will we ever be able to find out why Sebastian is so infatuated with Kate?From page one, John Bowen sucked me intto his story, and I could not help turning the pages to try to unravel what the ending would be. The characters were well developed, and as the reader, you are able to see the story from multiple perspectives to give you more insight to what is going on. This being a first novel for Bowen, I cannot wait to see what other stories he will come up with.

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John Bowen lives in the UK. When not playing video-games, catching up on movies, going to the gym, and enjoying time with his wife and children he occasionally finds time to write 🙂  His debut novel ‘Where the Dead Walk’ reached #1 on Amazon’s Suspense/occult top 100.

The five books John most wishes he had written are:
‘The World According to Garp’ by John Irving.
‘IT’ by Stephen King.
‘The New Confessions’ by William Boyd.
‘The Time Travellers Wife’ by Audrey Niffenegger.
‘About a Boy’ by Nick Hornby.

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