Under Contract – Jacquelyn Ayres

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*** SYNOPSIS ***

Charlotte McKendrick is your typical thirty-something stay-at-home mom. She has three beautiful children, a loving family, special friends, and the most wonderful, adoring husband. Her life is a dream.

Er . . . let’s try this again.

Charlotte McKendrick is not your typical thirty-something stay-at-home mom. Yes, she’s got three beautiful children, a loving family (all of them lingerers—you’ll see), and her friends are special, all right! As far as her wonderful, adoring husband, what a joke! That
bastard abandoned her and the kids six months ago.
Now, she will do anything she can to survive and provide for her children. Even if it means signing on the dotted line . . .

*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR ***

I am a domestic engineer (born and raised in NJ) whose sole responsibility is to guide three young, impressionable kids into becoming phenomenal adults. This challenging yet rewarding work requires a lot of love (coffee), patience (wine), and determination (periodic exorcisms). I work this magic from the beautiful state of New Hampshire.Before becoming a domestic goddess (not really), I spent over a decade in the medical field, where I wore more hats than the Queen. I have loved the written word and the great escape it provides since I was a little girl. When I wasn’t reading about people and the places they lived, I was creating my own characters and adventures.
Finding myself again through my writing in The Lost & Found Series, The One, and The GEG Series has been nothing short of a dream come true. Also, it makes people feel better when I laugh randomly or talk to myself, knowing it’s my characters and not “the voices” . . . that would be creepy.

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Book Review – Grading Him – Book 1 – Him Her Them Series – Elizabeth Lynx

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*** Book read prior to reading ARC of second installment Reaching Her ***

Jos (Josephine) and her girlfriend head out for a night of fun, drinks, dancing and some hard core flirting. Jos isn’t interested in the relationship thing, but a one night stand is never out of the question.

Pierce and his mates head out for a night of drinks and laughs. Pierce the womaniser, not in to the relationship thing just wants a one night stand. But looking over the sea of people, the girls are just the same. Fake nails, bleach blonde and drunk.

That’s until he sees Jos. It’s time for Pierce to take what he sees. Go in for the kill. Charm her. Get her into his bed.

But will it be just a one night stand? And where will Pierce sit on Jos’s grading scale? Will he make the cut?

Grading Him is a quick read, but nothing short of steamy. Sexy as hell, raunchy and hot. We really enjoyed this book. We rate this book 8 out of 10. Recommend to put on your TBR list, but again be aware it’s a very short read.

“Underneath” By Andie M. Long

Underneath
by Andie M. Long
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: September 30, 2014

LAUREN LAWLER’s life is visually perfect. However husband Niall seems to have forgotten she exists. Running a Vintage shop on Ebay and meeting her best friend Monique for coffee and shopping, Lauren feels settled but bored. Collecting her nine year old son Joe from school one day, she discovers that the new mum at the gates is her old school foe Bettina.

Lauren is initially wary, but encouraged by Niall, attempts to be friendly, getting involved with the school’s summer fair so that Bettina can meet other parents. This throws Lauren into working with Seb, an outwardly nerdy looking teacher who turns out to be a hidden attraction. As Niall continues to be distant, Seb’s attentions become ever more tempting.

Bettina says she is back escaping a violent husband, but best friend Monique doesn’t buy it and warns Lauren to be careful.

As a vendetta threatens everything Lauren has taken for granted, she has to discover who she can trust. But how much does anyone ever really know about those around them, what’s underneath?

Driven by adrenaline, my hands won’t stop shaking as I turn off the alarm set for three thirty am and consider what I’m about to do, part two of my plan. I suck on my top lip, trying to get some saliva into my dry mouth. I push back the duvet revealing the black DKNY top and J. Crew trousers, chosen so I look hot if arrested. I imagined Monique’s voice should I face the police dressed in Value jeans and so assembled an ‘attractive assassin’ combo. My armpits feel damp and my heart races to the point that I can feel its thud within my neck, it reminds me of old movies when the monster moves slow before attack. I breathe deep, this is self-defence. I can barely tie the converse I slip on my feet and for a moment I surrender, lay down on the floor in child’s pose, trying to regulate my breathing. It does no good. I must go now. I pull my wavy blonde hair back in a bun, grab my bag, slide on my D&G sunglasses and exit the house.

Behind the wheel of my faithful Nissan Micra, I drive to the bitch’s estate and park around the corner, leaving the car obscured by a row of garages. I glance around checking for witnesses. Though I see no-one, I can hear the inebriated screams and laughs of people on their way back from the clubs. I walk casually to her house, my posture straight so should anyone see me they wouldn’t question my being there. As I arrive at the front garden I appraise how immaculate it looks, planted with symmetrical bedding in oranges and purples. Box hedging as neat as a newly cut fringe ensures my cover from the estate. She must either love gardening herself or pay a fortune for someone to keep it so pristine. As someone who has grown vegetables from seed and tended to them like an expectant mother, I hesitate before I put on the rubber gloves. Can I really do this? Are things really this bad? As I consider past events I feel my jaw clench and my teeth grind. She deserves everything she gets. I reach down, my fingers grip the neck of the plants and I lift and smash them onto the path where the soil parts from the roots and spills out like spewed guts. I’m horrified to feel a grin that I cannot stop form from my lips. I carry on, full of energy, until the bedding plants are no more and the piled up soil resembles a grave of the newly buried. I move onto her dustbin, retrieve a bag of food waste and push it through the letterbox imagining the smell on her return, putrid and decaying.

I open my bag, fixed together only with one stud, extract the weedkiller and pour it over the meticulous green lawn. I try and dribble it to spell out the word bitch. A few days and hopefully yellowing dead patches will reveal my handiwork. I re-check that no-one watches me as I move around the back of the house, take a screwdriver from the front pocket of the bag and use it to disable the security light in order to prevent its on and off SOS. Pre-dawn light allows me to write WHORE in carefully disguised font across her white PVC door. For my finale I empty fake vomit out of a plastic container over her patio furniture. I silently thank the person who posted the recipe on Pinterest.

Back in the driving seat, I punch a fist in the air before I burst into tears. I turn down the visor and peer at my reflection within its mirror, seeing the reasonably happily married woman turned revenge seeking missile. Ground down and exposed to my rawest state, if you looked closely you’d see every part of me, each individual cell, be able to look within the membrane to the protoplasm. See what’s underneath …

Andie M. Long is a bonkers mother of one, who spends most of her time when not working as a Research Administrator/Medical Secretary on Facebook. She has a long suffering partner.

Author of the erotic novel The Alphabet Game and drama/suspense Underneath,

she has several published short stories and poems; including an upcoming release for Cracked Eye. Andie has a regular blog at www.wordbohemia.com, ‘The Emergence of the Invisible Writer.’

Andie will be signing at Orchard Book Event, Peterborough, UK in March 2015, Tattooed Bad Boys Event, York, UK April 2015, Dublin July 2015 and Silver City Signing, Aberdeen, August 2015.  For details keep in touch at www.facebook.com/andiemlongwriter

Underneath – Andie. M. Long

★★ OUR BOOK REVIEW ★★

Meet Lauren. Married to Niall and one son, Joe. Life is good for Lauren, being a stay at home mum to Joe and running a little business from home selling vintage items on eBay.

Her marriage to Niall is like any marriage, pretty solid, but not free from issues.
Her best friend Monique, who Lauren has known for five years is her rock. The one person she can turn too when she needs a friendly ear. Your typical best friend relationship.

Now introduce Bettina. An old school friend of Lauren’s.
Recently breaking it off with her husband, Bettina returns to her home town with her son Tyler. Remembering Lauren from years passed, she catches up with her at a school pick up.

Lauren’s world will no longer be the same.

Introduce death threats, a sexy school teacher, malicious damage, manslaughter and a kidnapping, what will become of Lauren? What will become of life as she once knows it? Who can she turn too? Who can she trust?

Underneath was a good read, but for us it was a little slow going. At times it was a little hard to keep our interest, but we are glad we kept at it because the ending was brilliant.

We recommend Underneath on our TBR list and give it 6 out of 10.

Slade – Book 3 Wild Series – Adriane Leigh

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★★ SYNOPSIS ★★

Behind every beautiful thing, there is some kind of pain…
Always overlooked. Always just there. That’s what Dillon was to me.

Until one night.

In one night she flipped my world on its axis and there’s no going back. But she has secrets, and secrets fester like an open wound. They color the past and forecast the future, but I’m determined to open her up; free her from her memories so she can live in the light and have the life she deserves.
It’s just too bad that she wants nothing to do with me. But I’m nothing if not persistent and I’m not a man that gives up without a fight. I’ve had a taste and there’s no walking away.
I just have to convince her that I’m not what she fears, I’m what she wants.
Slade, like Wild and Ridge, is a standalone.
Reading Wild and Ridge first will provide some back story, but is not required to read Slade.

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/19357709-slade

Adriane Leigh

★★ ABOUT THE AUTHOR ★★

Adriane Leigh was born and raised in a snowbank in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and now lives amongst the sand dunes of the Lake Michigan lakeshore. She graduated with a Literature degree but never particularly enjoyed reading Shakespeare or Chaucer.

Adriane is married to a tall, dark and handsome guy, plays mama to two sweet baby girls, and is a voracious reader and knitter.

★★ EXCERPT ★★

“Still fucked up with Dillon, huh?” Wild took a long sip from his bottle.
“Fuck off,” I gritted as I sunk the last ball in the pocket. “I won, pay up, you cheap cocksucker.” I held a hand out. Wild quirked his lips in a shit-eating grin and slapped a twenty in my palm.
“You lost, why the fuck you look so happy?”
“Something about you being all bitchy over a girl tickles my funny bone.” He stood and gathered the balls on the pool table for another game. “So, what’d she do?” he asked as he lined up the first shot.
“It’s not what she did, I don’t think…” I gnawed the problem over in my head. “I took her to LUST.” I said the last word under my breath.
“Well, shit.” His ball went off kilter with his shot. He stood and rested both wrists on his pool cue. “Didn’t take it well then, I assume?”
“Guess not. I’m at a loss. I went to her place in the hopes of making some grand gesture and she shut down.”
“Yeah, Dillon isn’t one for grand gestures.”
“Little late for that head’s up.” I bent and aimed for a solid.
“You want her back?” he asked with interest.
“Problem is, I never had her. She said we were just fucking around.”
“Well, I coulda told you that too.” He grinned and took another sip from his bottle.
“You’re a wealth of information in hindsight, aren’t you?”
He shrugged with a chuckle. “Play hard to get.”
“I don’t do games, brother. You know that.”
“Also probably why you’re thirty-two and still single.” His blue eyes glinted with amusement.
“You’re such a fucker.”
“Seriously. Dillon is more man than woman. Play to her baser instincts. Let her see you with someone else, the territorial bitch will come out to play. She’ll be all up on your dick.”
“Really? That feels…”
“Dishonest? It is, but means to an end, ya know?”
“I was going to say like a bitch move, but dishonest too.”
“Bitch move or not, man, I bet you it works.” He shrugged and lined up his shot after I missed my second ball.
“So what? Ask someone out on a date and bring her here? I hate this already.” I ran a hand through my hair when I missed another ball.
“Jesus. She has you acting like a chick. You usually smoke me.” He frowned at the pool table. “Gonna have to call Ridge if I want to play a decent game.” He rubbed at the
scruff along his jaw.
“Fuck off.” I took another shot, added extra power and sunk it with a thunk.
“Ha, see, I just played you. You think I’d ever call my brother for a game of pool?”
“Okay…” I pointed at him as realization dawned. “You’re an epic asshole, and I get your point. And I thought you and Ridge were better?” I’d heard rumblings of Ridge sleeping with Mia, Wild’s one-time fiancé, but as far as I knew Wild and Ridge had worked it out, as best as something like that could be worked out, I guessed.
“We are, we are. But still, ten foot pole, ya know?” He shrugged and I saw their history swirl in his ice blue eyes. He and his brother had been through a lot, some good, mostly bad. All not my business.
“So, play games, huh?”
“Yep.”
“Like a bitch?”
“Exactly.” Wild stood from his barstool. “And you sunk my ball, fucker, pay up.” He held his hand out.
“What? I was distracted.”
“By a chick. No excuse. I want my twenty back.”
“Jesus, no wonder your bother said you were a douche.”
His laugh boomed through the small pool room as I shoved the twenty back in his palm. He took a long swig of his beer and winked.
“I don’t know why the fuck I even talk to you.”
“Because I’m a wealth of information.”
“In hindsight.”

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★★ PURCHASE LINKS ★★

WILD (Wilde, #1)

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Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00H9JGL08

RIDGE (Wild, #2)

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Amazon UK http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00IQVDSYK

SLADE (Wild, #3)

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★★ SOCIAL LINKS ★★

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/LaceSeries

Goodreads –
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Twitter – https://twitter.com/AdrianeLeigh

Pinterest – http://www.pinterest.com/LeighAdriane/

Website – http://www.adrianeleigh.com

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One Winner: Signed Paperback WILD series bundle
One Winner: Signed Paperback of WILD by book model & Adriane Leigh + Signed Paperback of Ridge & Slade by Ariane Leigh

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“Enchanted and Desired” By Eva Simone

Enchanted & desired

By Eva Simone

We were asked to Arc this book for an honest review

So this is book 2 of the Enchanted series

This story is about Jess and Simon which are best friends with Brandon and lily (book 1)

Jess is broken she has been broken since she left Gavin after a horrendous relationship, she has vowed never to get involved with another man. Until Simon comes along and he changes everything.

Simon is broken from his sister’s traumatic experience when he was just 14 over the years he has slowly watched his sister rebuild herself but he has to never get with a chick that’s broken until he meets Jess

Jess finds it hard to let Simon in after her experience with Gavin he broke her and she never wants to feel that again but Simon keeps going in order to get jess to open up he pushes her to the limits and she runs every time, there relationship is anything but smooth but they have an explosive and toxic relationship that keeps tearing them apart……

There are many ups and downs throughout this book some parts we actually wanted to through the kindle and we were thinking Really??, What is she thinking???, Did she just say that??, Did he just say that??, Did that just happen??

We think the 2nd book started off a bit slower but once you get to about 40 % it really kicks off and as much as we wanted to throw the kindle sometime we couldn’t put it down

This book will take you on a roller coaster without giving details of the book it will take you up and then will slam you straight back down where you feel yourself holding your breath as you turn the pages.

Enchanted & desired is a very raw emotional book we think more than the first, there’s true heart break, strength, scarifies, determination, love, loyalty and about beating the odds.

We loved loved loved this book and we really hope there is a 4th as in the last Eva did not disappoint with the sex scenes they were hot!!!

Quotes from the book…..

“If you can tell me that you don’t feel this….. That you don’t know this feeling MEANS something….. Then do it…..walk away and don’t come back. Can you do that Tersoro?”

“You are the other half of me. You were made for me. You felt that didn’t you?. When we were joined, skin to skin with no barriers between us; tell me you felt it too?”

“Not just yet baby… later. Right now I want to feel you as you come apart beneath me, while I slowly thrust inside you, owning you with every deliciously slow rock of my hips filling you until you can’t take anymore. I want to watch the look of bliss on your face as I cum deep inside you.”

“Our explosive connection is our greatest strength; it’s an unshakeable foundation that will always be there. Embracing that fact has allowed us to rebuild on it, to use it and cherish it.”

Breathless Night – Book 1 Breathless Series – K. Aybara

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*** SYNOPSIS ***

Luke Roberts was your typical wild and crazy guy, intimately getting to know each of the girls at his local bar and quite often starting fights over them. Going home with a different one each night of the week until he started spending too much time with his best friend’s girl.

After getting his head on straight in the Army, he met the lovely Cailyn. Cailyn Donnolly was a pure and innocent virgin. After nearly dousing him with pepper spray when he helped her with a flat tire, his kind actions and charm eventually won her heart. Holding onto her virginity until her marriage was sealed with a kiss, Luke isn’t sure how he wants to claim her. The animal inside of him wanted to ravish her, while the loving and caring husband wanted to be gentle and not overwhelm her.

Walking the fine line boring mundane sex and hot passionate kinkery, Luke and Cailyn are fighting internal battles to discover a way to let the other know they are wanting more.

Will they spice things up just enough? Or will it get too hot for one of them to handle?

*** TEASER ***

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*** ABOUT THE AUTHOR ***

K. Aybara resides in Louisville, KY with an amazing wife and two sons. When not being pulled in every direction possible with the normal tasks of life, he enjoys working in the woodshop as well as breeding and raising tropical fish. He didn’t find his love for reading until meeting his wife, however now it is rare to find him without a book in hand. While he had no intention to start writing until a friend challenged him to do so, he quickly found that he was hooked and couldn’t wait to get his first book done and start on the second.

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Admitting that there is a time an e-reader comes in handy, he still prefers to hold the real thing when reading. While in the past he only read fantasy and dystopian for the most part, after getting to know several indie authors at a local signing he attended with his wife, he is now open to giving all genres a shot.

*** SOCIAL LINKS ***

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/K.AybaraAuthor

Website: http://authorkaybara.weebly.com

Goodreads Author Page: http://goo.gl/HJ96tu

Goodreads TBR Link: http://goo.gl/HdLVvd