Thursday, May 25, 2017

Fix Her Up by Carey Heywood



If Finley Reeves is an expert at anything, it’s making mistakes. She proved this true by falling for and marrying the wrong man. Ten years later all she has to show for it is a divorce... and a broken heart.

Needing not only to get away, but also to start over somewhere new, she buys a fixer upper that’s one step away from being condemned. Deciding to tackle this project alone might be her biggest mistake of all.

That is, until Noah Thompson shows up at her front door like a knight in a shining tool belt. Determined she doesn’t need any help, she pushes him away until he makes her an offer she’d be crazy to refuse.
A fun & sexy Contemporary Romance (age 17+)
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I. Love. This. Book. Fix Her Up brought me back to the writing that I know and love from Carey Heywood. I fell in love with her writing in Him. Fix Her Up is just as amazing.

Finley Reeves is starting over. Completely. Divorced and determined to make it on her own, she movee clear across the country for a brand new lease on life. She also buys a house that should probably be demolished all the way down to the slab. I loved Finely. She's sweet and caring and so down to earth. That is probably my favorite thing about her, she's relatable. The last thing she is looking for is love when it comes knocking on her door. Literally.

Enter Noah Thompson. Holy hotness. He is the ultimate book boyfriend material. He's hot, he's sweet, and he's very good with his hands...

I am not a fan of Insta-love. I actually despise it when I find it in a book. At first I thought this was going to be insta love between Finley and Noah. I was dead wrong. Carey gives you a slow burn with a build up that flows perfectly. I enjoyed watching Finley and Noah get to know one another all while building an attraction that was HOT. 

Most books these days have drama just for the sake of drama. Sometimes the drama is needed, other times it seems so unnecessary and out of place. Carey did a great job of weaving in drama without annoying the reader. It allowed the story to develop without too much over kill that makes you want to just skim the pages.
 
We can't forget the secondary characters in this series. Aside from Eli, I loved them all. I can't wait to get their books and get to know them better. I especially want Asher's story, along with Abby. Once you read Fix Her Up you'll see why.

If you want a book that covers everything on your wish list, this is the book for you. I promise you will have a smile on your face and that warm fuzzy feeling when you finish. 


Coming soon..


New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author. She was born and raised in Alexandria, Virginia. Supporting her all the way are her husband, three sometimes-adorable children, a mischievous black cat, and their nine-pound attack Yorkie.




The Fix Series:

Fix Her Up (Coming May 2017)

The Love Riddles Series:

Why Now?
Why Lie?
Why Not?

The Him and Her Series:

Him
Her
Them
Sawyer Says
Being Neighborly (a novella)

The Carolina Days Series:

The Other Side of Someday
Yesterday's Half Truths
Chasing Daylight


Standalone novels:

A Bridge of Her Own
Uninvolved
Stages of Grace
Better


www.careyheywood.com
info@careyheywood.com




The Royal Treatment by MJ Summers




TITLE: THE ROYAL TREATMENT
SUBTITLE: A Crown Jewels Romance, Book 1
AUTHOR: MJ Summers
Releases 23rd May

GENRE: Romance Contemporary Fiction

The Crown Jewels Series is a light romantic comedy, very heavy on
the laughs with a low steam level (but lots of delicious sexual tension
and some swearing). This is a HFN ending with the second and third
books in the series featuring the same couple.

Book 2: The Royal Wedding (Summer 2017)
Book 3: The Royal Delivery (Late Fall 2017)

Enough laughs to satisfy fans of Bridget Jones. Enough sparkly shoes and breathtaking ball gowns for fans of Cinderella…

Twenty-eight- year-old Tessa Sharpe, a.k.a. The Royal Watchdog, hates everything about Prince Arthur. As far as she’s concerned, he’s an arrogant, lazy leech on the kingdom of Avonia. When he shocks the nation by giving her the keys to the castle in an attempt to boost his family’s dismal public approval ratings, Tessa has no choice but to accept and move in for two months. It’s lust at first site, but there’sno way she can give in to her feelings—not if she wants to have acareer or a shred of pride left when her time at the palace ends.

Ultra-private, ultra-hot Crown Prince Arthur has always gotten by on his charm. But that won’t be enough now that the royal family is about to be ousted from power once and for all. When Prince Arthur has to rely on the one woman in the kingdom who hates him most, he must learn that earning the love of a nation means first risking his heart…

Can two natural enemies find their forever in each other’s arms, or will they ruin each other to save themselves?

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Prince Arthur:

When we reach the vault room, there are two guards standing at the
door. Normally there is just one, sitting on the inside; but for nights like
tonight, there are a total of six. I nod, and one of them opens the door.

“Good evening, fellows,” I say.

“Good evening, Your Highness.”

Once inside the room, we go through the same routine with the other
four men. I go to the keypad and press the code, then hold my face in front of
the camera for a retina scan. When I look down at Tessa, she actually looks
impressed.

“A little Bond-esque, no?” I ask.

“Very.”

“Come on, Moneypenny, let’s get you something for that beautiful neck
of yours.” I tug her hand and pull her in with me before she can say no.

She’s already shaking her head, but I hold up one finger. “I can see
those Sharpe family brains of yours going to work on ten different reasons
why you won’t borrow a necklace, but I have already prepared
counterarguments, and since we are now twelve minutes behind schedule,
please allow me. One, they’re already paid for, some of them hundreds of
years ago, so it’s not coming out of anyone’s taxes. Two, like the books in the
library, they’re going to waste in here. Three, for the first time in my life, I
want to share something with someone else—someone who deserves to feel
like a queen, even if she’ll only allow herself that for one measly little evening.
Four, I have this fantasy of seeing you in only the jewels. Maybe the heels
could stay.”

Tessa laughs and her cheeks go pink. “All right. One necklace, but make
it a cheap one.”

I raise one eyebrow. “Define cheap.”

“Less than a kitchen stool.”

“How about less than a car?”

“Sofa.”

“I said ‘queen.’ Would a queen really wear a sofa around her neck?” I
reach up and run my fingertips along the base of her neck.

“Would she wear a car?”

“Good point.” I lean down and kiss the crook of her neck. “How about
this? You choose whichever one you like the best, and I won’t tell you how
much it’s worth.”

I continue to brush my lips along her skin, then move up to her earlobe. The
other night, I discovered a little spot at the base of her ear that turns her to
putty. After a moment of some careful work, I get what I want. A breathy, little
‘okay’ escapes her lips.









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This is the first book in the Crown Jewels series and my first MJ Summers book. I was hooked by the synopsis. I love a good romantic comedy that includes a prince. The Royal Treatment is the story of Tessa Sharpe and Prince Arthur of Avonia. It has everything you want from a book; humor, romance, and some twists and turns that help keep you engaged.

I really liked Tessa. She was down to earth, quirky and hilarious. Oh my gosh I laughed so much. The Shock Jogger scene was the best thing ever. Seriously, hilarious. I could picture everything as if it was happening right in front of me. Tessa is a full time blogger who blogs about how much she dislikes the royal family. She believes the Monarch should be abolished. She doesn't hold back either. Let's take a minute to talk about Tessa's family. Ugh. I really didn't like them. At. All. They are rude and have zero appreciation for her. They are all high profile professionals and to them Tessa is just a lowly blogger.

Prince Arthur is trying to save the Monarch and repair his image. He comes up with the perfect solution. Bring in his biggest critic to live at the castle for two months. Allow Tessa to see all the in's and out's of everything he does on a daily basis. What could go wrong? I liked Prince Arthur. I enjoyed getting to really know him as he opened up.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was well written and flowed beautifully. There were a lot of laughs, sweet moments, and a little bit of steam. I can't wait for the next book in the series to see where Tessa and Arthur go next.


MJ Summers currently resides in Edmonton, Canada, with her husband, three young children, and their goofy dog. When she's not writing romance novels, she loves reading (obviously), snuggling up on the couch with her family for movie night (which would not be complete without lots of popcorn and milkshakes), and long walks in the woods near her house. MJ also spends a lot more time thinking about doing yoga than actually doing yoga, which is why most of her photos are taken ‘from above’. She also loves shutting down
restaurants with her girlfriends. Well, not literally shutting them down,
like calling the health inspector or something. More like just staying
until they turn the lights off.

MJ is a member of the Romance Writers of America, as well as the International Women's Writing Guild.

MJ would love to hear from you! She does her best to respond to all
inquiries and emails personally. If you would like her to attend a book
club meeting via Skype please contact her to book a date.

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Cover Reveal: Adrift by Sarah Darlington



Title: Adrift
Author: Sarah Darlington
Release Date: May 30, 2017
Series: Kill Devil Hills #4


What happens when the world thought you were dead and suddenly, now you are alive?

Ben Turner is back! Not quite as dead as everyone thought, fresh out of a nine-month stay in prison, and back home in Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina. Having been dishonorably discharged after charges of desertion from the military, this once well-loved local has fallen from the top. With no plans for college or the future, and hated by the town that once loved him, Ben feels like he’s drowning all over again.

Juniper is pregnant, alone, and running from her crazy fiancĂ©. With only enough money for a one-way bus ticket, she heads to Kill Devil Hills, NC, a town she vacationed in as a little girl, a town she knows, come February, will have plenty of beach rentals to lie low in for the next couple months. Except she didn’t plan on getting caught on day one by the man living next door. Ben. He’s a man who has even more problems than she does, but maybe it’ll take a man like Ben to save her life.

**New Adult Romance. This novel is the fourth book in the Kill Devil Hills series, however it can be read as a standalone. Recommended for 18+




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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Cover Reveal : When Life Happened by Jewel E. Ann

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When Life Happened, 

an all-new standalone romance from

 Jewel E. Ann is coming June 5th!

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When Life Happened by Jewel E. Ann

Publication Date: June 5th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Designer: Sarah Hansen, Okay Creations

Parker Cruse despises cheaters. It might have something to do with her boyfriend sleeping with her twin sister.
After a wedding day prank involving a strong laxative, that ends the already severed relationship between the twins, Parker decides to grow up and act twenty-six.
Step One: Move out of her parents’ house.
Step Two: Find a job.
Opportunity strikes when she meets her new neighbor, Gus Westman. He’s an electrician with Iowa farm-boy values and a gift for saying her name like it’s a dirty word.
He also has a wife.
Sabrina Westman, head of a successful engineering firm, hires Parker as her personal assistant. Driven to be the best assistant ever, Parker vows to stay focused, walk the dog, go to the dry cleaners, and not kiss Gus—again.
Step Three: Don’t judge.
Step Four: Remember— when life happens, it does it in a heartbeat.
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Jewel is a free-spirited romance junkie with a quirky sense of humor. With 10 years of flossing lectures under her belt, she took early retirement from her dental hygiene career to stay home with her three awesome boys and manage the family business. After her best friend of nearly 30 years suggested a few books from the Contemporary Romance genre, Jewel was hooked. Devouring two and three books a week but still craving more, she decided to practice sustainable reading, AKA writing. When she’s not donning her cape and saving the planet one tree at a time, she enjoys yoga with friends, good food with family, rock climbing with her kids, watching How I Met Your Mother reruns, and of course…heart-wrenching, tear-jerking, panty-scorching novels.

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Cover Reveal : Wicked Things by Callie Hart

RELEASE : TBA
SERIES : CHAOS & RUIN
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Zeth Mayfair's a man of few words. 

He's never struggled to get his point across with his fists, but when the safety of the woman he loves is threatened once more, he has to get smart. No gun fights. No car bombs. No slitting anyone's throats in their sleep. This time, the wickedest man in Seattle must get creative in order to defend those he loves. 

After all...

He now also has his unborn child to protect...
 
PURCHASE BOOKS 1 & 2 NOW!!! 
VIOLENT THINGS (CHAOS & RUIN 1)
You’re never really out until you’re dead. That’s what the mob bosses, gunrunners and car thieves of Seattle will tell you, anyway.

Zeth Mayfair, ex mafia enforcer, has other ideas. Since falling for Sloane, he’s managed to turn her life upside down. Now, he’s determined to give her a stable, happy and, most importantly, safe life. If that means he has to sleep with one eye open and one hand on a shotgun, then that’s what he’ll do.

Mason Reeves is just looking for a way to take care of his sick sister. Since their mother left, things have been hard, and they’re only getting harder. Prescription meds don’t come cheap, and working as an auto mechanic only pays so well. If he wants to give Millie the life she deserves, he’s going to have to earn it with his fists. And who better to teach him how to fight than the guy who took down the biggest gangster in Seattle?

You can try to get out…

You can try to be good…

You can steer clear of trouble…

But it’s only a matter of time before trouble comes looking for you.
 
 
SAVAGE THINGS (CHAOS & RUIN 2)

Zeth

At the eye of a violent storm, everything is calm. It’s only when the storm shifts that your life explodes into chaos.

The $#*& is finally about to hit the fan for Zeth. After months of blissful quiet, the wolves are at his door, teeth bared and snarling, baying for blood, and the sinister elements of the Seattle underground are closing in tight. In other words, things are about to get bad. Real fucking bad.

Zeth Mayfair isn’t your average criminal, though.

If the New York mob wants his allegiance, they’re gonna have to force him to submit. If the cops want his ass in chains, they’re gonna have to catch him first.

He’ll kill the wolves. He’ll ride out the storm. He’ll make his enemies suffer. Zeth Mayfair is about to crown himself ruler of the city, and fuck anyone who dares to take on the king.

They will obey, or they will fall.

The choice is theirs.


Sloane

Death is a bitch.

Sloane Romera sees death every day, looks it square in the eye, and she does not flinch. When Mason Reeves brings his little sister into St. Peter’s emergency room, a dark cloud hangs over the kid—one Sloane recognizes all too well. Millie is gravely ill, but it's not too late. Sloane's determined to do everything in her power to help her, regardless of the cost, regardless of how many rules she must break in the process.

Mason’s struck a deal with the devil, though. A deal that has painted a huge target on Sloane’s back. There’s every chance she’ll be dead by morning, and the man she loves might not be able to save her this time.

If there’s one thing Sloane knows, it’s that you can’t cheat death. When the Grim Reaper demands a life, a life must be given. Bargaining won’t work. Begging is futile.

A life for a life.

The debt must be paid in full. 

Plus One by Aleatha Romig

 
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A fun, sexy new stand-alone from New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig.

He's sexy and confident, the kind of man every woman notices. You know, the one with the to-die-for body and panty-melting smirk. And then there's the way his designer suits drape over his broad shoulders and big...well, we've all heard the rumors, the ones that say he's up for any challenge.

But I can't see him that way. He's my boss—technically one of the owners of the company where I work—and definitely not in my league. Men like him don't notice women like me, and they don't date them.

And I don't date men like him.

Until that one time that I catch him in a compromising position when I'm also in need of a last-minute date for a wedding...and then it's not real. It's blackmail.

For one weekend, he's my plus-one.

Beautiful and unobtainable.

From the moment she walked into my office with those stunning blue eyes and crazy sensual curves, she's been on my mind. Three years and never once has she acted interested in me. Usually I flash a million-dollar smile and women fall to their knees, some literally.

Not her.

Then on the occasion that I agree to let another woman do that—fall to her knees—guess who happens to catch us?

It may not be the most conventional way to get on her radar, but I didn't get this far in business without knowing when to seize an opportunity. If this sexy little firecracker with perfectly kissable lips thinks she can blackmail me into attending her cousin's wedding, I'm going to jump at the chance to be her plus-one.

You love her darker side. Now it's time to meet Leatha, the lighter side of Aleatha, as she trades her renowned twists and turns for laughs and love with this sexy new stand-alone romance, PLUS ONE.


I'm in an alternate universe and it's every fantasy I never knew I had. What CEO of a billion-dollar company dreams of enjoying a farm in the middle of nowhere? Who imagines waking in a small bedroom, complete with a canopy bed and sunshine streaming through pink curtains, as birds sing? What owner of a 7,000-square-foot penthouse with a to-die-for view of the Empire State Building enjoys the hominess of a hundred-year-old, 3,000-square-foot farmhouse with a wraparound porch, creaky floors, and a view of cornfields? Sitting with a cup of steaming black coffee, I listen as Kimbra and her brother Kevin bicker back and forth while helping their mother in the large eat-in kitchen. The warm spring air is filled with the sizzle of frying as the aroma of coffee, eggs, and bacon reminds me of some of the best diners in New York. Although Kimbra's dad, Oscar, is talking, I can't concentrate on anything but Kimbra—Kimberly Ann. That's what everyone here calls her. "Because of you, I'm out ten bucks." Kevin says, not doing a good job of whispering. "Me?" Kimbra asks. "What did I do?" Kevin tilts his head my way. "You brought a real guy here. I put money on him being made up." Kimbra reaches out and punches his shoulder. He lifts his hands in surrender. "No. Listen. I was sure it was a good bet. When Mom said your boyfriend's name wasn't Timothy, but Duncan, and you didn't want him in the wedding, Susan and I figured he wasn't real. I bet Jimmy ten bucks this fake Duncan guy would be a no-show. Susan and I were sure that before last night, you'd have some reason why at the last minute he couldn't attend. You know, like you’d make up some accident or something." Her brother is about as good at speaking softly as he is at being nice to his sister. "Shut up!" Kimbra whispers back. "Obviously he's real." Kevin's head falls back in laughter. "He's real, all right. Last night I thought your old bed was going to collapse." Kimbra's eyes flash to me. And though I look down at my coffee and pray her dad isn't listening, the gleam in her expression makes my cock twitch with the memories of the night before.

 If you've read anything by Aleatha Romig before, you know she is an incredibly strong storyteller that brings all the mind blowing twists and turns. With Plus One we get a lighter side to Aleatha in a fun contemporary romance read. However, for me, despite the likeable characters and fun premise, I didn't love Plus One as much as I hoped I would. I found parts really repetitive, other parts I would have loved to have been more developed, especially an entire scene that was skipped over which would have been really fun to see play out. I loved the setup premise of Kimbra needing a date for a wedding and coercing her boss into being her plus one. I kind of wish she had held a different position in the company other than HR, since given what we knew of her up to that moment, she definitely didn't seem the type to pull something like that. Duncan's quick shift into turning the fake plus one to a sexual place was a little off putting. I wanted to like him so much and it kind of made him a little sleazy that he was so grabby right out the gate when the proposition was made. But once the weekend started, it was really easy to fall in to like, and then love, with Kimbra and Duncan. You see a very different side to them both. Nothing fake about the heat and sizzle between them. With Kimbra's family in the mix, hilarity ensues and watching them navigate as a couple became more endearing. Towards the end I kept waiting for that moment, that moment we all wait for that tests our couple, not just a hiccup of self doubt but that thing that pushes them. I never felt that truly came and it left me feeling a little lost because the build up was there. Regardless, I was satisfied with the end and overall found Plus One to be an enjoyable read. It's one of those books you'll take a day or two to read, perfect for sitting by the pool or on a beach.




aleatharomig1Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of nearly thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she's not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams! Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha's twisted style with an increase in heat. In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016. 2017 brings Aleatha's first "Leatha, the lighter side of Aleatha" with PLUS ONE, a fun, sexy romantic comedy. Aleatha is a "Published Author's Network" member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.