I know this is a little late in the evening but just in case I wanted to give you a heads up about what books reviews I’ll posting January 30th – February 3rd.
“Bound to Me” by Christy Pastore
We set the rules…
Well, I set the rules… he agreed.
I left before we could break them, or so I thought I had…
Ella Connolly is looking forward to starting a new adventure in her life. After putting her party girl, headline-grabbing tabloid exploits behind her, she has become a responsible and successful entrepreneur. Moving across the pond to Manhattan, she’s determined to make the dream for her boutique to become an international retail brand come true.
While in the States, her overprotective brother insists she have a full-time security detail. This complicates Ella’s plans in more ways than one.
Alex Robertsen’s life is in shambles. After losing the woman he loves to his brother, he’s been on a steady diet of booze and easy women in an effort to make himself numb. Things needed to change.
Change is good.
Good, that is, until Alex finds himself thrust into an all too familiar situation.
He’s obligated by a professional oath to protect Ella at all costs.
She’s vowed to not let distractions, even the ruggedly handsome ones, keep her from her goals.
But old habits die hard…
We’d broken the rules… more than once.
We were bound to… and we agreed it was worth the risk.
He left before it shattered us both… or so we thought.
Bound to Me follows two characters previously introduced in Perfectly Scripted and Fifteen Weekends.
Full length, Crossover, Standalone, Adult Contemporary Romance.
This story contains sexually explicit material and is intended for mature individuals over the age of eighteen.
Playing the Player by Amy Andrews
After a long history with crappy guys, high school teacher Em Newman is going man-vegan. Four months of revirginization has opened her eyes to her doormat imitation but, baby’s got spine now, and some smooth-talking—even if he is sinfully hot—rugby player, won’t be adding her as a notch anytime soon.
Lincoln Quinn loves rugby, women, and poker. And he likes to win at all three. When his team mates bet him he can’t break through Em’s resolve, he’s more than up for the challenge. But this lady has a shoebox of stipulations before she’ll even go on a date with him, much less use that mouth for kissing instead of giving orders.
Something’s gotta give but this time Em’s not settling. And Linc’s questioning everything he ever knew about matters of the heart.
“Text 2 Lovers” by K. Webster and J. D. Hollyfield
It’s the start of nothing good.
I fired off a storm of raunchy text messages…to the wrong number.
And he replied.
Him: Show me a picture.
Him: Tell me your name.
Why does the lure of anonymity have me craving to indulge a stranger?
It’s the start of everything right.
I received a slew of text messages…when everything in my life was wrong.
And she made me laugh again.
Her: You’re probably a creeper.
Her: Possibly a stalker.
Why do I have the overwhelming need to find this stranger who saved me and make her mine?
Him: Take a chance with me.
Her: This is crazy.
Him: I need to see you.
Her: What are we doing?
Him: We’re about to find out.
Her: PHOTO ATTACHED
Him: PHOTO ATTACHED
Fake Engagement Real Temptation by Joya Ryan
Oh. My. God. Carrie Morgan can’t escape her cheating ex fiancé. She goes on her Hawaiian honeymoon fantasy vacation to prove she’s over him—but he’s there with his mistress in tow. Good thing Carrie’s annoyingly over-protective friend Blake came with her. How’s she going to prove to her ex she’s over him? Easy. One… Two… Three… She grabs Blake and kisses him.
Blake Harris isn’t about to let anyone take advantage of his heartbroken friend Carrie. And that includes himself, even if she’s sexy as sin in that bikini. Then she kisses him—and he’s on fire. Damage done, but he can back off. Except he sees that broken look in Carrie’s eyes. No. Hell no. New plan. He intends to show her ex just what he’s thrown away.
The kisses? For show. The heat? Part of the performance. The private practice sessions? Uh-oh. Those are starting to feel a bit too real…
“Heart of Gold” by Frankie Love
“I need you, Ava Grace. I need you now.”
My past keeps me from opening up to anyone.
And I like it that way. It’s safe, and no one ends up hurt.
Then I meet Ava Grace. She makes me believe in love for the first time in my life.
But giving someone my heart is fucking terrifying, and when she finds out the truth of who I really am … she may walk away forever.
She wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls, she falls hard.
I need to be the man to catch her.
This Valentine’s romance features a rugged mountain man and a glittering girl. Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but a man with a heart of gold is better than a shiny ring. In the vein of You’ve Got Mail, this filthy-sweet love story is going to make you believe in true love and HEA’s.