Sunday, March 28, 2021

Private Property by Skye Warren


 





Title: Private Property 
Author: Skye Warren 
Series: Rochester Trilogy Book 1
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Self Published 
Release Date: Mar 9 2021
Edition/Formats: 1st Edition ~ eBook & Print
Blurb/Synopsis: 
When I signed up for the nanny agency, I didn't expect a remote mansion on a windswept isle. Or a brooding billionaire who resents his new role. His brother's death means he's now in charge of a moody seven year old girl. She's lashing out at the world, but I can handle her. I have to. I need the money to finish my college degree. As long as I can avoid the boss who alternately mocks me and coaxes me to reveal my darkest secrets.

PRIVATE PROPERTY is a full-length contemporary novel from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren about secrets and redemption. It's the first book in the emotional Rochester trilogy.

Sunday, January 10, 2021

The First Books of 2021

Since I am absolutely horrible at keeping up with this, I'm going to try and if not talk about books individually then in groups. That being the case, this year has been a slow year for my reading. I've been busy. One of the things I've decided to do is sign up for a virtual run. You might be thinking a 5k or even a marathon. Nope, that's not how I roll. I signed up for this:  

https://www.theconqueror.events/ringroad/

Isn't the medal awesome? And the total distance is only 828 miles. Yes, I'm not very active. Yes, this is in fact insane. No, I don't care. Why? I want that medal. Yes that's all it's taking to motivate me to get up and walk miles a day. I'm not a runner and honestly I kind feel like running might show up at some point and zombies won't be chasing me.

Now that I've discussed this major crazy commitment I've made, let me delve into the two wonderful books I've read so far this year.

The first book I read was The World According to Vince by Stuart Reardon and Jane Harvey-Berrick. This is book 2 of the Gym or Chocolate series and I really enjoyed book one. (Which actually has a marathon in it, but that's neither here nor there.)


Vince is a vegan dog loving model. Who is sweet and maybe not the brightest, but he has good intentions. Grace is the lawyer he really likes and she wishes she never had to lay eyes on him. The way these two characters play off of each other is great. Vince is a caring and lovable guy that you are rooting for no matter the situation he finds himself in. I laughed and worried throughout the book, not know how everything was going to be pulled off. Grace is a very focus driven person and Vince helps her become a different person in only the best of ways. This was a nice rom-com that makes you feel good.

From this sweet rom-com, I went to dark and dirty with my next read. A book I've been waiting patiently for and it was a pretty substantial book that I read somewhat slowly but I also read while on the treadmill as I got my steps in. Something that must be done with care cause one wrong step and splat. Just saying, safety precautions should be put into place while trying to multitask.


Trapping Sophia by Izzy Sweet and Sea Moriarty 

Speechless. That's how I was left after finishing this book. There are so many things going on in it that if I started on with them, they would spoil the book. James is a very intense man. Possessive and very focused. Sophia didn't stand a chance with this man. No matter how much she wanted to push him away. His focus on her and everything about her makes him sweet. But he's flawed in a few ways. Something that works for this man. He is pretty and deadly. Sophia is so sweet and having seen her in a previous book, we already know a little about her. What she had to experience and go through changed her for sure. James and her might push each others buttons but they are hot. There are some hot scenes in this book and then some OMG what did I just read ones as well. I really love how the men in this series are all about their women and family. The humor and banter lightened up some of the darker aspects of this book and make me smile thinking about them.

These are the lovelies I've read. I have more books on deck and just have to decide which one I'll start tonight as I hip hop onto the treadmill to get in steps for an epic weekend and chip away at that 828 mile goal.

Also, side note. Trapping Sophia has a Spotify playlist. James' list was listened to as I walked and the choices were perfect for working out aka walking a shit ton. See here: 
Enjoy!

Saturday, January 2, 2021

We Made it to 2021

 Happy New Year!

Somehow we made it to a new year. Woot! Super excited that 2020 is now behind us and the future is looking brighter. I managed to read about 127 books! Give or take some smaller stories as well. I certainly didn't post about most of what I was reading. Mainly, like everyone else, I was struggling with a lot. I'm going to take the Fight Club inspired meme and not talk about 2020. Which let's be real, won't be that hard. Except, I read a lot and I'm talking about that.

So many books, so little time. This year I haven't settled into a book yet. Nope, I chose to sign up for a virtual run that is over 800 miles. I'm giving myself 6 months or less to do it. It will be done after I clean my house because whoops. Also, cleaning and starting off nice and fresh is a good thing for the year to come. That may be the cleaning agents talking at this point. *side eyeing the Comet*

Anyway, Shameless was cancelled for 2020, but should be back in 2021 and I'm going to need to make a list and check it twice. Sorry I'm not Santa, where was I? Oh right, I'll need to make a list of the authors I'd like to meet and pick out something of theirs to read so that I can say I've read something! That list is going to be crazy! Thank goodness I've already read several of the authors. Woot.

Now I have to decide what to read first for the year. I have real live books that are begging to be read, a wish list of books I really want to read and to own, plus the massive pile of TBR books. Well, I guess I'll have to let you know what that first read of 2021 will be.

Until later.

Monday, November 23, 2020

Stroke of Midnight by K. Webster





Title: Stroke of Midnight


Author: K Webster  


Series: A Cinderella Novel


Genre: Contemporary Romance


Publisher: Dangerous Press


Release Date: Oct 27 2020

Edition/Formats: 1st Edition ~ eBook & Print

Blurb/Synopsis:

Money can buy anything. And anyone. As the head of the Constantine family, I’m used to people bowing to my will. Cruel, rigid, unyielding—I’m all those things. When I discover the one woman who doesn’t wither under my gaze, but instead smiles right back at me, I’m intrigued.

Ash Elliott needs cash, and I make her trade in crudeness and degradation for it. I crave her tears, her moans. I pay for each one. And every time, she comes back for more. When she challenges me with an offer of her own, I have to decide if I’m willing to give her far more than cold hard cash.

But love can have deadly consequences when it comes from a Constantine. At the stroke of midnight, that choice may be lost for both of us.

I enjoyed this book. The scenes between Ash and Winston were filled with a lot of back and forth chemistry. Their interactions certainly got steamier as the book continued. Winston isn't a good guy, though, he does show a few chinks. The book was fast paced, but does end on a cliffhanger. I'm not a fan of cliffhangers and this one seemed more abrupt than the others, even seeing how and why the author would do this. For a hot steamy read with an alpha male, this is that book. I'm looking forward to more character development of these character and where that will lead them.  

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Sunday, October 25, 2020

A Heart Back Home By Andrew Grey





Title: A Heart Back Home

Author: Andrew Grey

Series: Standalone

Genre: Gay Romance/LGTBQ/MM

Publisher: Self Published

Date: Oct 13 2020

Blurb/Synopsis:

Clay Kartwell loses his job and gets a call from his estranged father asking for his help back on the family farm, all on the same day. Clay knows he has to return home, even though it’s the last thing he wants to do. Some things back home are best left unremembered.

Dell Warrington was Clay’s unrequited high school crush and the man he least wants to see. He’s everything Clay remembered and more, including the father of four-year-old Archie. But Dell hasn’t had it easy either, and not everything is as it seems.

Clay sets out to save the farm and bring in the crops with Dell’s help. Old assumptions fall to the side as the two men reconnect, and the second chance that Clay never knew he wanted seems within his grasp. But Clay left the farm for a reason, and reconciliation with his stoic father won’t be easy. When his city life offers a new opportunity, he must decide whether to accept what he knows, or follow his heart.. 

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Heartless by Jade West




Title: Heartless

Author: Jade West

Series: Starcrossed Lovers Trilogy Book 1

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Self Published

Release Date: Sept 13 2020

Edition/Formats: 1st Edition ~ eBook & Print

Blurb/Synopsis:

In a single moment, she becomes my obsession…

Elaine Constantine will be mine.

And her destruction is only my beginning.

I’ve known all my life that the Constantines deserved to be Wiped from the face of the earth, only a smoking crater left where their Mansion once stood. That’s my plan until I see her, the woman in gold with the Sinful curves and the blonde curls. My will to dominate her runs as deep as the Hate I have for her last name.

 No matter how beautifully she bends beneath my hands, I’ll Leave her shattered, a broken toy for her cruel family.

Going into this book, I had no idea what to expect. Lucian is a pretty heartless guy. Ruthless even, until Elaine. I really liked the way these two played off each other. They are both deeply flawed and broken individuals, but when they come together, they work so well as one. This book held a lot of dark themes and actions. The writing was quick with just the right amount of description. The bread crumb trails of the families and their past is interesting and keeps the intrigue up. Looking forward to the next book.


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Jade has increasingly little to say about herself as time goes on, Other than the fact she is an author, but she’s plenty happy with this. Living In imaginary realities and having a legitimate excuse for it is really all She’s ever wanted.

Jade is as dirty as you’d expect from her novels, and Talking smut makes her smile.

She lives in the Herefordshire countryside with a couple of Hounds and a guy who’s able to cope with her inherent weirdness.

She has a red living room, decorated with far more zebra Print than most people could bear, and fights a constant battle with her Addiction to Coca-Cola.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Gold Mine by Skye Warren








Title: Gold Mine
Author: Skye Warren 
Series: The Diamond Trilogy Book 2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Self Published 
Release Date: Sept 15 2020
Edition/Formats: 1st Edition ~ eBook & Print
Blurb/Synopsis: 
I'm stepping off a nine hour flight when it happens. A white van. A dark hood. Every woman's worst nightmare. Now I'm trapped in an abandoned church. The man who took me says I won't be hurt. The man in the cell next to me says that's a lie. I'll fight with every ounce of strength, but there are secrets in these walls. I'll need every single one of them to survive.

DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH is a new dark romance from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren. Finding yourself has never been so dangerous....