$25 Gift Card Giveaway and LOVE TAP Review of Rebounding by Shanna Clayton

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Rebounding by Shanna Clayton
Publication date: June 15th 2015
Genres: New Adult, Romance

ReboundingSynopsis:

Goodbye.

Charlotte Hart will do anything to escape the life she once adored, even if that means moving in with a mysterious guy from her past.

Hello.

When the girl who saved Max Archer’s life shows up on his doorstep, he knows he can’t turn her away.

Neither of them can let go of their pasts. Both of them are living a lie. If they can’t figure out how to rebound, they’re destined to crash and burn.

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Oh how I loved this book, I was given a free ARC for an honest review!
 
First time reading from the author Shanna Clayton, and I fell in love with the characters, I just wanted for Charlotte to have more control of her self, but I know how we women act, we over analyze things too much, and sometimes, it just directs us to something we don’t want.  
 
Charlotte is so hurt because of her boyfriend Miles, she wants to escape, not sure where to go, she leaves Gainesville towards Miami, to see if a stranger she only met once, would help her. 
 
Then there’s Max Archer, now about couple of years back, he was saved by Charlotte, he was stabbed and she scarred the robbers away with her gun.  She went to the hospital, and once he recovered, she went on her way, during spring break. Basically Max owed her his life, he thought she was gorgeous, but for a messed up guy like him, its glad he didn’t ask any information more from her. 
 
Well this stranger Charlotte goes and visit is Max.  She figure that maybe he can owe her a favor by staying a couple of weeks until she gets a job and enough money to find a place in Miami, but she was so distraught, and tired, Max listened to her and with conditions, he let her stay.
 
But those conditions were going to be very tough.  Can they get a long, Max had his life stolen from him as a young man, in search of the person that took his family, and Charlotte is trying to gather herself, from a broken relationship, that she’s known all her life, with her family and friends looking for her, they both need help.  Can they help each other out?  
 
Well, you have to read this book, it keeps you wanting to know what happened to Max, and will Max let Charlotte get close to him?  
 
The characters are well liked, not predictive, kept me wanting to read and not put this book down, buy the book.  

5 of 5 LOVE TAPS

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Shanna_AUTHOR BIO:
I’m not sure if my mother predestined me to become a romance author when she named me after her favorite Kathleen Woodiwiss book, but that’s what happened. Now I live and breathe all things books. When I’m not glued to my desk writing, I can be found eating too much chocolate, obsessing over Game of Thrones, and cyber stalking my favorite authors. Keep up with me on Facebook and Instagram. I love hearing from readers!
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4 Star Review and Release of T.S. IRONS Stepdaddy Dom

Title – Stepdaddy Dom
Author – T.S. Irons
Genre – Erotica
My life was almost perfect. I had a job I loved that made me a ton of money. I had the perfect wife who was sexy, smart, and loved to play games in the bedroom. And then there was Riley, my eighteen-year-old stepdaughter, the bane of my existence. She was a spoiled brat that needed to be taught a lesson, and I was going to bend her into submission.

Warning: This is a smutty taboo tale. If it’s not your thing, don’t one click!

 
 
 

 

 
 
Ok a quick read, but it was worth it. Very Kinky, and yes, like a lot of readers state, its a very taboo story. 

Well, Step daddy has a loving home, loving wife, but a stepdaughter who is spoiled. He cannot wait for her to go to college. Now Riley is not innocent either, she seen her step daddy take a peak at her while she was showering, and so that caught Step daddy’s attention. Riley needs to learn a lesson, what ever he says goes. Well lets just say it does. When his wife Stephanie takes a weekend trip, he takes care of the house and Riley. Well Riley gets caught having sex in her room, so Step Daddy takes the boyfriend out the house and pulls Riley up and takes her to a room downstairs. Well he wants to teach Riley a lesson. Now Step daddy is Dominate and he really takes over Riley, lets just say, at the end, she enjoys it. Sex scenes very detailed and OMG and What? Very hott! Lets just say the ending leaves you like What?? Very quick and hot sexy book, Though I’d wish it was a longer book. My first book from T.S.Irons! Keep it coming!! 
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T.S. Irons likes all things smutty! She loves lingerie, sexy movies and hot reads.
She lives in Pensylvania with her sexy husband and their crazy dog.

$50 Gift Card Giveaway, Excerpt and Review of Perfect Fit by Lynda Simmons

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Perfect Fit

by Lynda Simmons

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Fast-paced, funny and incurably romantic

Rachel Banks has never believed in magic or moonlight, but if she’d thought that putting a piece of wedding cake under her pillow would conjure up a nightmare in the form of blue-eyed charmer Mark Robison, she’d have stuffed that cake into her mouth instead! Mark is only in Madeira Beach for some much needed R&R and his new neighbour is not the kind of woman made for vacation memories. But there’s something about the incurable romantic that just keeps drawing him back.

Jennifer Crusie. Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Lynda Simmons? Oh, yeah!

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Excerpt:

Amanda snapped on her gear and opened the front door. “That was chance. But this.” She picked up a couple of bags. “This is fate.”

Rachel stopped in the doorway. “Do you really believe that? Do you think it’s possible for two people to be des¬tined for each other? Like soul mates.” She shook her head. “Forget it. Let’s go.”

Amanda blocked the way. “Who did you meet?”

No one, and I’m late.”

Amanda planted her skates sideways. “You cannot do this. Not after I told you about the real estate broker.”

Rachel looked through the fringe of Amanda’s bangs into her frank green eyes and wondered if she should take a chance. “Let me ask you this. Have you ever heard of dreaming on a piece of wedding cake?”

Sure, it’s an old custom. Like walking to church because it’s lucky and passing on a green wedding gown because it’s not. But most people serve the cake for dessert these days.”

Rachel tried a smile. “Not all.”

Someone gave you cake to dream on?” Rachel nodded and it was Amanda’s turn to laugh. “Don’t tell me you did it.”

When Rachel didn’t answer, Amanda’s mouth dropped open and her voice rose. “You did, didn’t you?” She put the bags down. “Okay, I need details. Did you have a dream?”

It was on the tip of Rachel’s tongue to say no, to deny that anything out of the ordinary had occurred. But she found herself nodding and watched Amanda’s eyes grow even rounder.

Did you see him? The man you’re supposed to marry?”

Rachel took comfort in the fact that her friend had been sucked into the fantasy as easily as she had and nodded a third time.

Amanda stepped closer. “Alright, this next part is really important. Where exactly did they get this cake?”

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REVIEW

My first time reading from this author. I really enjoyed it.  Story of a wedding dress maker Rachel, and Mark a journalist out in the field, dangerous fields.  When he’s in town for his sister’s wedding, a needed vacation, he stays across from Rachel.  Rachel, not know whom her neighbor rented her home too, sees a party going on, recklessly, later to find out, Mark is the one renting.  Mark finds Rachel attractive, wants to know her, but Rachel is one of a kind.  Won’t put up with shit.  It takes time for him to make it a point to meet with Rachel, until the day Julie comes for a final fitting, and meets the brother, Mark.  A tragic accident happens to her maid of honor that Julie asks Rachel to be her maid of honor.  Well, all else falls into play.  Its a love story, but a wonderful one that takes time, Rachel allows Mark to help her and make something of  herself, not to be scared to show off her designs, and Rachel shows Mark that she can be trusted.  I don’t want to give out spoilers, but its good worth to read book.  I loved the characters, and the ending.  Great book by Lynda Simmons!   

4 of 5 LOVE TAPS

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Lynda Simmons is a writer by day, college instructor by night and a late sleeper on weekends. She grew up in Toronto reading Greek mythology, bringing home stray cats and making up stories about bodies in the basement. From an early age, her family knew she would either end up as a writer or the old lady with a hundred cats. As luck would have it, she married a man with allergies so writing it was.

With two daughters to raise, Lynda and her husband moved into a lovely two storey mortgage in Burlington, a small city on the water just outside Toronto. While the girls are grown and gone, Lynda and her husband are still there. And yes, there is a cat – a beautiful, if spoiled, Birman.

When she’s not writing or teaching, Lynda gives serious thought to using the treadmill in her basement. Fortunately, she’s found that if she waits long enough, something urgent will pop up and save her – like a phone call or an e-mail or a whistling kettle. Or even that cat just looking for a little more attention!

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Title: ‘Til Death: Volume One
Series: ‘Til Death #1
Author: Bella Jewel
 Release Date: November 25, 2014
Synopsis

They say there’s a fine line between love and hate.

There is.

I married a douchebag.

I didn’t know it at the time.

He came in like a handsome stranger and blew me off my feet.

I fell madly in love, like the naive girl I am.

Then he left me high and dry.

Turns out, I was nothing more than a business plan for billionaire playboy, Marcus Tandem.

He needed to be married in order to obtain his grandfathers business, and I was the poor victim in his path.

I believed in what we had, until the truth reared its ugly head.

I never meant anything to Marcus. Not a damned thing.

With my world spinning on its axis, the girl I once was has long since died.

Instead he left me as this empty, emotionless shell.

I
may have made a vow before God to love and cherish him ‘Til Death do we
part, but it’s time for me to give back to Marcus, exactly what he gave
me.

He has to pay.

And pay he will.
*This is part of a two book series and it will contain a HEA – Readers over 18+

 

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Review

I really for the first time, reading this book from the author Bella Jewel, she did great, it left me wanting more, it left me reading page per page, without wanting to put the book down.  These are the kinds of books I like to read, that you can’t put down.

The story of naive girl, who hasn’t had much fun or any sexual activity for a long time because she’s working so many hours to help her mom with her care.  Her friends ask her for a night out, and because its her friends birthday, needing to escape, and she needs to get laid.

Then there’s Marcus Tandem, he’s a bachelor, doesn’t do relationships, a whore man they call him, he’s called in for his grandfathers will, and it stipulates, he will run his company, if he marries within 12 mos, and has to be married for 2 yrs, if not it goes to Walter.

So, a night out, same night Katia is out with her friends, she bumps into Marcus.  Marcus asks her for a night out, he does find her attractive, and not someone that’s too clingy, that he can work things out, without Katia finding out why and be married, to get his grandfathers company that he’s worked for 10 yrs.

Katia is all for giving too much to Marcus, saying I love you but not receiving it in return, she feels its only one sided.  And it actually is, Marcus will please her in every which way, when many times, Katia wants to give up, but Marcus knows, he cannot let her go.

But behind the scenes, Marcus runs company from home, and in one night, Katia, learns who here father is, Pierre, and Pierre, is the one to tell Katia, what kind of business Marcus runs.

So many turns, its now and present kind of scene, it keeps you wanting to know what happened, more before they married, after they married, and until one night someone leaves a copy of the will, what happens next… Fine line between love and hate, Katia’s life comes to a shamble, but she does let Marcus knows this is not over, and Marcus knows that Katia will never know what he sacrificed, there is a part 2…… you’ll be asking yourself.. what, what will happen next..

so, I really, really did enjoy this book, it has lot of sexual scenes, that wow.. it was hot, left you with feelings for Katia, and seeing how sometimes, something can happen close to home, that you have a change of heart.. Marcus’s heart.  So I will have to wait til the next book, but definitely his was a great book to read!  You will not be disappointed.

5 of 5 LOVE TAPS

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Bella Jewel is a self published, USA
Today bestselling author. She’s been publishing since 2013. Her first release
was a contemporary romance, Hell’s Knights which topped the charts upon
release. Since that time, she has published over five novels, gaining a
bestseller status on numerous platforms. She lives in North Queensland and is
currently studying editing and proofreading to further expand her career. Bella
has been writing since she was just shy of fifteen years old. In Summer 2013
she was offered an ebook deal through Montlake Romance for her bestselling
modern day pirate series, Enslaved By The Ocean. She plans to expand her
writing career, planning many new releases for the future.

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Tainted Rose: Motorcycle Dark Romance 2 (The Darkness Trilogy #2) by Abby Weeks – Review

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Rose Meadows has been taken.Now, she is forced to work as a stripper in a desolate bar owned by the Dark Rebel MC. This is the same club that killed her father and wiped out his club, The Sioux Rangers. The Dark Rebels humiliate and abuse her and she is beginning to lose hope of ever being rescued.

Josh Carter lives like a wolf.

He roams the streets of Montreal like a ghost. He is the last surviving member of the Sioux Rangers and without his club he is completely alone in the world. He has no friends, he has no family. He rides alone.

When Josh learns that the DRMC have been holding Rose captive, he knows he has to do something about it. He can no longer let the past control his destiny.

Join Josh in the first novel of this stunning new series. This story is a beautiful and heartfelt portrayal of the limits of love in the brutal and dangerous world of Quebec’s outlaw motorcycle clubs.

Find out if love can overcome all the odds.
Find out if the Sioux Rangers will ride again.

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Wow, Tainted Rose is an amazingly realistic story of survival heroism and love. Okay, Abby Weeks gets MAJOR KUDOS, for this jaw dropping biker tale, if a mere 15% is based on actual events, but I have a sinking feeling it may be more. If you are a fan of MC genre then you will surely enjoy this one. It does not read as some glorified fantasy written by someone smitten by the MC life, no its obvious the writer has intimate knowledge of bikers and their organized clubs. I also appreciate the geographical and anthropology lesson she provided, this info gave credence to the story. Can a impromptu morbid and wretched existence ever be salvaged for a person to have some semblance of happiness, normalcy and peace? Well Abby Weeks proves it can.

We meet Rose forcibly working as a stripper in a deserted bar in Northern Canada.  Sadly, she was kidnapped over two years ago and since that time, she’s had to endure execrable mental and physical abuse by the treacherous members of DRMC. They’ve enslaved her into a life this 22 year old did not foresee. She tries hard to make the best of her situation and honestly I had a hard time rooting for her during these scenes. But I removed my condescending hat , and once again was able to see Rose as the Heroine.  Life for Rose was getting so bad she contemplates ending it all, until an angel, a tall and ruggedly handsome man, walks into her makeshift jail, the dingy bar she’s employee at called the Cat. Finally the day arrives, just after the worst day of her life, bringing a possibly of hope no matter how faint. There is an amazing backstory of Rose and her savior that you will truly love. So make sure you read this wonderful book.

5 of 5 LOVE TAPS

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A Beautiful Thought (Beautiful #5) by Alicia Rae – Review and Giveaway

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Author: Alicia Rae

Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

Publish Date: July 14th 2014

Cover Design: Okay Creation Sarah Hansen

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As a physical sports therapist, Gail Bennett is accustomed to working with gorgeous athletes every day, but after falling for a few of these attractive men, she has been left heartbroken one too many times. When Gail’s hours at work are unexpectedly cut, she must find a way to continue helping her parents pay for her sister’s education. Reluctantly following her best friend’s advice, Gail takes on a roommate with the one man she has been avoiding since the first time she laid eyes on him.

Damon Johnson loves a challenge, and he is not the type of man to back down when he wants something. From the first moment he meets Gail for dinner, he feels an inexplicable pull between the two of them. In his determination to have her, he finds himself helping her in any way he can. Can Damon break through all the barriers Gail has so carefully placed around her heart and prove that he’s different? Or will Gail’s reservations keep her from falling in love? One thought could change everything.

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 REVIEW

Hot Single Male rooms with Sexy Single Female equals a beautiful romance! Alicia Rae has a knack for weaving romantic stories with well defined characters. And her fifth book in the Beautiful Series, a Beautiful Thought is no different.  In this sweet story she brings together two independent spirits destined to forge a forever together. 

Gail is a strong young woman, who’s selfless dedication to her family drives her independence. As a teen, she experienced obstacles in which she had to work hard to overcome.  Now as a young woman, her current obstacle is to open her heart for love, a much more difficult feaure to accomplish. You see, Gail’s heart was broken time and time again by men she thought cared for her, therefore she closed off her heart to finding new love. Out of the blue, Gail finds herself in a financial bind desperately in need of assistance. Luckily for her, that assistance is wrapped in the sexy hard body of Damon.  Although they are attracted to one another, it’s Damon that makes the first move. Only, things don’t move on smoothly from there. No this couple will have to go through several incidents before they realize they should share a life together.

4 of 5 LOVE TAPS

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About the Author

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Alicia Rae is a Contemporary Romance Author who lives in Dekalb, Illinois, with her husband and three beautiful boys. Alicia has a passion for reading all types of romance, writing to bring a story to life, and photography.

Thank you to my dear sister, Kels, who showed me a few years ago how much I truly missed reading. And to my loving husband, for not throwing away my Nook, and planting the seed of writing into my mind. I am forever grateful. Xo

Readers, words cannot thank you enough for supporting me along this incredible journey. I hope you enjoy my novels as much as I do writing them. I thank each and every one of you.

Believe in yourself and follow your dreams…

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What I Really Learned In College by Addison Winters – Excerpt, Review and Giveaway

 

 
 

 

Title: What I Really Learned In College 
Series: With Honors Series, Book 1
Author:  Addison Winters
Genre: Erotica with a psychological/older woman-younger man theme
Release date: July 6, 2014
Blurb: 

Alex Rose is a 32-year-old divorced mother of two, looking for a better life for her and her sons. In search of answers, she returns to college to finally get that degree she’s always dreamed of. What she finds is something she wasn’t even looking for. 
Mason Brooks is every girl’s dream: 21 years old, tall, with dirty blond hair that curls when its wet, sea-blue eyes, and dimples. Hot, sexy…and deliciously naïve and innocent.
Enter a tantalizing world where an average soccer mom utilizes her newfound knowledge of psychology to make life just a little more interesting. Follow along as Alex educates Mason on the art of seducing and pleasing a woman. Take notes as she introduces him to a whole new level of intensity and sexual pleasure. Study the sensual art of tantric sex as Alex creates her own style of silk and lace female dominance.
This little tryst will never survive past college–but Alex is determined to enjoy it the fullest while it lasts.


 
 

 

     “Okay, this is how you do it.” Nick took a packet of sugar, ripped it open and emptied the contents on top of his hand. “Lick.” He licked. “Shot.” He squeaked out the word. “And suck.” He quickly picked up a lemon wedge from the bowl in the center of the table and sucked hard on it. “Your turn.” He looked over at Lisa with an I-dare-you look on his face. She looked across the table from me, silently telling me he should know better.
     I rolled my eyes back at her. “You too.” Mason nudged me in the side. “Come on,” he urged until I picked up a packet of sugar and handed one to Lisa.
     She shook the contents of the packet down to one end keeping her eyes on Nick. “Are you even old enough to be here?” she teased him.
     “I’m old enough,” he replied with a smirk. 
     Lisa looked at me and winked. Then she took a hold of Nick’s hand, turned it upside down and dumped the sugar on the inside of his wrist. The other three guys chuckled and Nick smiled nervously. She leaned over him in a seductive manner and gently licked the sugar off Nick’s wrist. Nick blushed four shades of red while Lisa took her shot and eagerly sucked on a lemon wedge. I couldn’t stop laughing. 
     “Top that!” Lisa dared me and slid a shot towards me.
     “Please . . .” I shifted in my seat towards Mason and ripped the sugar packet open. Mason had a devilish grin on his face. I smiled and shook my head at him. I tilted his head to the side and brushed his curls out of my way, dumping the sugar on the small of his neck. That brought about another holler from the other three guys and Lisa roared. I leaned into Mason so he could feel my breath against his neck and slowly dragged my tongue over his warm skin, did the shot, and sucked on the lemon. Everyone at the table cheered. 
     I smiled over at Mason not believing I had just done that to him. From the look on his face, he couldn’t believe it either. Each of the guys picked up their shot, toasted Lisa and I, and downed them.
     “Okay, it’s on soccer mom.” Lisa said with a smirk as the waitress brought around a fresh round of drinks and shots for us all.  She playfully pushed Nick’s face sideways and scattered the sugar grains along his cheek, ending right next to his lips. Nick was grinning from ear to ear in anticipation. Lisa twisted herself around to where she was nearly sitting on Nick’s lap. She caressed his cheek as she slowly dragged her tongue over the sugar, ending with a long passionate kiss. This trick brought about a round of applause and cheers from the guys, who then immediately turned to me to see if I was going to attempt to top her last play.
     “Was that supposed to be sexy?” I tossed at her jokingly. “This is sexy.” I lifted up another sugar packet and gave it a good shake before I turned towards Mason. “Stick out your tongue please.” He obliged. I shook the sugar over his tongue. “Forgive me if this is out of line,” I whispered softly in his ear when everyone else thought I was just tormenting him. Mason turned towards me cupping my face in his hands and sliding his tongue gently over mine. Then he tightened his hold just a bit and finished the kiss with a passion and fire that I had not felt in years. He literally took my breath away. When he finally broke away from me he buried his face in my neck and whispered softly, “Ditto.”
 

REVIEW

Let the good times multiply. What I Really Learned in College,  is an extremely entertaining book with a very interesting storyline. Addison Winters presented this romance in an originative and psychologically intriguing script. There are scenes in this book that are so arousing, they had me daydreaming!!!! i.e. If I was ensured to have even a smidgen of fun, as the heroine did, Man oh Man, I would have waited till I hit thirty to get my degree. Now let me tease you a bit about this wonderful story.
Alex is a beautiful 31 year old, that decided to return to college and obtain a degree so she can pursue a career that will make her and her family proud. And by family, I mean her two young sons as she’s a divorce mother. Alex embarks on many first during this new and exciting period in her life, but the biggest is her relationship.  This courageous woman took a huge risk (finally a heroine with some backbone) in a relationship that could have brought nothin but problems. ( and she has the Best comebacks for snotty people) Graciously though, she’s seeing Mason Brooks (bright eyed and buffy tail) a sexy hottie that awakens her sexual prowess. But what started off as a simple fun affair may soon turn into a serious relationship.  However, Alex knows she must prepare herself for their inevitable end but not before some new developments are thrown her way.
If there is a divorced romantic out there, this book is a must read!
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Addison Winters graduated from Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis with a BS in psychology. She loves music, can be found “dancing” around her house when no one’s home, and is notorious for blowing the speakers out on her car. She’s been known to surprise her children with Jell-O balloon fights and to pull “devious” pranks on her friends. Addison enjoys playing basketball and softball and is proud to be the team captain for the Happy Hooters in the Striking Out Cancer Annual Ladies Softball Tournament. She is also an avid reader and enjoys spending time in her gardens and with her family. She and her husband, Monte, have three children, three puppies, and an oversized cat. They reside in Indiana.

 
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My First, My Last by Lacey Silks – Excerpt Review and Giveaway

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Fate has kept them apart for twenty years.

Their roads hadn’t crossed and the stars didn’t align until now…



Matured, more experienced, pierced, tattooed and hot as hell, Adrian steps back into Mia’s life to reclaim his first love.



And the moment she sees him she can’t even remember her own name.



Adrian Reed had always remained in Mia’s heart. After all, he was her first boyfriend and the man she’d lost her virginity to, but that was twenty years ago. His sudden appearance at a bar, on a girls night out, has Mia acting like the fifteen year old girl she was when they parted.



But life now is not as simple as it was twenty years ago. With two kids, a hopeful ex-husband and new insecurities, Mia finds opening up to a new relationship more challenging.



Will she give her first love another chance, or will she push him away, this time for good?

 
review

Lacy Silk took longing for lost love to a whole new level in her heart warming romance, My First, My Last. Sentimental, sweet, gushy, sensual yet filled with real emotional reaction, this story gave readers an insight into what will happen if they reconnected with their first love after years of separation.

The thing I enjoyed most about this novel was the narration of this second chance love affair, via the inner Dialogue of the story’s heroine, Mia. Her commentary set the tone for readers to witness a miraculous reunion that I’m sure has plagued the fantasies of romantics everywhere. But just as it will occur in reality, the life we romantics moved on to(regardless of how long you’ve been separated from your first love), that has shaped us and dictate our daily routine, will interfere with the intense desire we have to recommune with that individual.  It will catapult us into a whirlwind of emotions, forcing us to romanticize our current life, because we fear shaking up its drudgery. This novels can be a true story. Well maybe not for how sexy and delectable Mia’s soul mate Adrian is, we mortals will never be that lucky. But definitely for all the logistics that a person will have to deal with, such as ex’s, children, work and responsibilities.

I give this book 5 stars for making me remember love, consider forgiveness and believe in second chances.

5 of 5 LOVE TAPS

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In that one kiss, which was so similar and different from our first, I knew I’d never kiss anyone like this again. It would be impossible to find that perfect match anywhere else—ever.

When he pulled away, I was panting and I wondered how I’d find the strength to stand later on, but it didn’t matter.

“I can’t make it upstairs,” he said, trailing his kisses down my neck and chest while he adjusted his straining crotch. I’d never seen jeans burst at their seams, but I was beginning to believe I’d get a chance tonight.

“I don’t think I’d let you even if you tried.” My voice trembled.

“You’re nervous,” he said.

I nodded.

“So am I.”

He looked at me from above.

“Really?”

“Yes. We didn’t know what we were doing back then. Now there are standards and expectations.” His lopsided grin that captivated me returned.

I reached up to touch his cheek with my palm, smoothing it along his freshly shaved jaw. “No expectations. I just want you. I want us, even if it’s as clumsy as when we
were young.” Although something deep in my belly told me my body was about to be blessed by this graceful man in ways I hadn’t expected.

Adrian unbuckled his pants and slid them off his hips, which wasn’t easy over that bulge. I remained on the chaise, running my tongue over my lower lip, watching the power of his muscles flex with each move. His arousal strained underneath his boxer-briefs. As he lowered himself to the chaise, I couldn’t get enough of his new body. Nearly naked, he lay at my side, admiring me, tracing his fingers up and down my belly, right around my navel. A rush of goose bumps spread from there in an outward pattern.

A soft moan of impatience escaped my mouth which he immediately soothed with a kiss. At the increasing demand of his swelling lips I opened wider, and he weaved his tongue inside me. I whimpered in response. Kissing him still seemed so unreal. Finally my hands moved and I drew them up his arms to the back of his neck, tracing my fingers along his hairline and then lower to his back. Under my palms, his shoulder blades twitched as his hand skimmed down my body. Adrian’s lower back flexed, and he groaned desire into my mouth.

     He braced his forehead against mine, saying, “I adore kissing you,” and then moved his lips to my cheek and down my neck to my cleavage before looking up and adding, “Everywhere.”

 

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About
Author of Erotic Romance, Lacey Silks writes her stories from life experiences, dreams and fantasies. She likes a pinkish shade on a woman’s cheeks, men with large feet and sexy lingerie, especially when it’s torn off the body. Her favorite piece of clothing is a birthday suit.
When she’s not thinking about writing steamy stories, which is a rare occasion, Lacey enjoys camping and skiing with her family (not at the same time of course). She’s a happily married wife blessed with two kids who adore going to the library. She’s an early bird by nature, but loves the nightly adventures with her hubby which provide good content for her books.
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Lennon’s Hope by Chris Myers – Review and Giveaway

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Title: Lennon’s Hope (Lennon’s Girls #3)

Author: Chris Myers

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance 17+

Publication Date:   July 1st, 2014

Publisher: BookOnTheEdge

Event organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.

 

~ Synopsis ~

Sometimes in love, you lose all control…

At age ten, Rain fell hard for the sweet boy caring for his little sister.

At age eighteen, she runs into Lennon, now an experienced player and no longer the innocent boy she once loved.

At age nineteen, she has to put all her plans on hold to have his baby, and under a cloud of deception, she faces tragedy and heartbreak.

At age ten, Lennon proposed to Rain in front of the whole school.

At age eighteen, he thought he was over her until he sees her at a party, no longer a little girl but all grown-up and sexy as hell.

At age nineteen, he loses everything he ever cared about.

***WARNING: This book is New Adult Contemporary Romance and contains sexual content.

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Purchase links for previous books in the series

Lennon’s Rain (Lennon’s Girl #1) Purchase Links:  Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Lennon’s Jinx (Lennon’s Girl #2) Purchase Links:   Amazon | Barnes & Noble

~ About the Author ~

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Chris Myers spends most of her free time writing and dreaming up new characters who fight each other for page time. She is an award-winning author of five published novels: LENNON’S JINX and LENNON’S RAIN, first two in a New Adult romance trilogy, and DAT E WIT H T HE DEAD and DEAD AND MISSING, first two in a YA paranormal mystery series, and a dark thriller.

Chris’s work has appeared in the NewsMag and has earned several awards including first place Paul Gillette, Colorado Gold finalist, and semi-finalist in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award. She has taught writing workshops for PPW and Delve Writing and was an adjunct professor at CSU.

Connect with the Author: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Blog | Goodreads

~Review~

Lennon’s Hope is the fascinating third and final book in the Lennon Girls Trilogy. Author Chris Myers made sure readers will never forget this super sexy rock god and his one true love in this amazing story. Chris Myers writing is SUPERB!!!  It’s evident she  poured her heart out into this book. This story encompasses everything from erotica, romance, thrill, suspense, humor, heroism, true love and sensitive social issues all while using a variety of colorful and engaging characters. I could not get enough of this couple, fortunately for her readers benefit,  Ms. Myers provided complete closure for Lennon and his true love’s, life. I’ve never read such fulfilling story.

I also reviewed the previous two books. However, I must say, one of the best things about this third book is that you can read it as a stand alone. But believe me when I say, Lennon is such an interesting character,  you’ll want to read the preceeding novels.

In this third novel, Lennon finds himself on top of the world with the woman he love and the life he’s always hoped for, but little by little his life unravels and spirals completely out of control. Will it be possible for him to trust himself to love again? You must read this excellent story to find out!

The highest praise for an extraordinary author!!! Thanks Ms. Myers for this trilogy.

One preference I must point out is that I will prefer someone like a young Jason Momoa as the book cover model. When I dream of Lennon,  this is who I see.

5 of 5 LOVE TAPS

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review by lourdes

~Giveaway~

$50 Gift Card and Lennon’s Rain and Lennon’s Jinx signed. (2) $25 Amazon Gift Card

Bittersweet Deceit by Blakely Bennett – Excerpt, Review and Giveaway

Title: Bittersweet Deceit
Author: Blakely Bennett
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: August 5, 2014
Cover Designer: Yocla Designs
Editing: Read Owl

 

Lainie is a thirty year old, full-figured woman entrenched in a love affair with a married man. Although Lainie loves Mason desperately, she vows never to say those three little words while he remains with his wife.

Stayman, an enigma in Lainie’s close-knit group of friends, has been circling her with interest, trying to garner her attention. When circumstances make it clear who’s blocking his way—Mason—Stay goes full-court press in pursuit of Lainie.

Lainie doesn’t see Stay as relationship potential because she is blinded by her love for Mason. However, the more she learns about Stay, the more she comes to realize she never really knew him in the first place.

An unexplainable mystical connection evolves between Lainie and Stay and she has to choose between a man she so hopelessly loves and a man who offers her everything she needs.

I slipped into the jacket and latched the repeating circles onto my wrist. The bottom of the coat stopped just where the broad lines of the dress changed from horizontal to vertical. “What do you think?” I asked Samantha.
“You look stunning,” a deep male voice responded. I turned around and found Stay smiling at me.
“Wow Stay,” Sam said before I could respond. “Looking mighty handsome. If I didn’t know any better, I’d think this is a date.”
Stayman looked sharp in his black dress pants, matching coat, and dark-gray dress shirt. I gazed at him but was at a loss for words. We stared at each other for a second.
Sam saved me by saying, “Stay, there’s a wire mannequin in the attic that I’d like brought down, and Lane and I can’t lift it. I wondered if you could do that for us. Not now. I wouldn’t want you to mess up your clothes, but—”
As he removed his coat, he said, “It shouldn’t take long and I’ll just take off my shirt.”He started unbuttoning as both Samantha and I watched as he slowly revealed his chest. Stay slipped out of his shirt and laid it neatly on top of his jacket.

His smooth, lean torso was highly defined and I got caught staring at his chest. He winked at me and then said to Sam, “Come on and show me the way.”
Once they walked away, I glared into the mirror and said, “Don’t even think about it.”
Minutes later, he had managed to carry the mannequin down.
“Let’s put it in the back,” I said, leading the way. “It needs to be cleaned up before it can be out on the floor.” I showed him where to put it. Scanning his physique from his head to his shoes, I noticed that he continued to let his golden-brown hair grow in and chose to where black boots instead of dress shoes. To make matters worse, his five o’clock shadow was incredibly sexy. Damn, he looks hot. Look away girl, just look away!
 “Here,” I said, holding out a lint roller, but not making eye contact.
Some dust had settled on the front of his pants just over the zipper area. “You don’t want to help?”
I turned away and said, “Go get dressed.”
“Are you sure that’s your final decision?”
“Very sure.” My rapidly beating heart settled down once his clothing was back on.
“Are you ready to go?” he asked.
“Let me go grab my clothes bag and my clutch and I will be.” Sam followed me into my office.
“He looks hot!” she exclaimed. “He must really like you. I’ve never seen him dressed up before.”
“Stop it,” I said, making sure my dress lay straight.
“Forget about MM for the night,” she said to me with a serious expression. She pulled the tag off my jacket.
“That’s not possible. Thanks for closing up and helping with the outfit.”
“No problem.

REVIEW

Best erotic romance!!!!! Wow Blakely Bennett is an extraordinary writer.  The emotional responses displayed by her characters are very realistic. It amazes me how “truth,”  can be found in fiction.

Bittersweet Deceit  is the second novel in the Bound by Your Love series, although this is truly a stand alone book, you will definitely enjoy reading Stuck in Between, the first book written in the series.  #nonprudesonly. This series projects an aura of passion, sexual exploration/liberation and intense love. All with easily identifiable characters.

So in this amazing story, Lanie, a beautiful full figured women, has fell into a one-sided affair. Her giving fully of herself to a partner that’s only capable of giving bits and pieces of himself. Unfortunately, Lanie convinces herself this is enough until one day her blinders are ripped off. Thankfully, she has a good friend, Stay, to see her through this horrendous ordeal. Stay’s handsome looks and charming ways makes it hard to resist him. But he wants more than a beneficial friendship, something Lanie believes she just can’t supply regardless of the chemistry they share. Just like her friend Jacqs, Lanie finds herself, stuck between two men, however she knows she must love one and leave the other.

5 of 5 LOVE TAPS

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review by lourdes

Blakely Bennett grew up in Southeast Florida and has been residing in the great Northwest for over eight years. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a degree in psychology, which accounts for her particular interest in crafting the personalities, struggles, and motivations of her characters. She is an avid reader of many genres of fiction, but especially erotica and romance. Writing has always been her bliss. She is attracted to stories of self-struggle and ultimate recovery.

 

Blakely is married to a wonderful, loving and supportive husband, also a writer, who helps to keep her grounded. She is a mother, a communitarian, a lover of music (always on while she is writing—thank you, Pandora), and a good friend. An advocate of love and female empowerment, she is a facilitator for a women’s group. She loves to walk and hike for exercise and finds that, since moving to Seattle, WA, she is now one of those “crazy” people who walk in the rain.
Bittersweet Deceit (erotic romance) is her 6th novel. She is also the author of the dark erotic suspense, My Body Trilogy (My Body-His, My Body-His (Marcello) & My Body-Mine) and co-authored the contemporary romance, The Demarcation of Jack with her husband, Dana Bennett.

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