Thursday, February 22, 2018

Book Review: Return to Us by Christy Pastore

Return to Us (The Harbour Series #3)
by Christy Pastore
Release Date: February 22, 2018
Source: Author
I married the man of every woman’s dreams. 

My husband is the leading man in their filthy fantasies. I know because they’ve told me.

Matthew Barber is Tinsel Town’s most sought-after movie star and I’m the girl next door. Tinley Atkinson, the former child star with an Ivy League education, and the daughter of a deceased Broadway legend.

Three short years later, it’s all crashing down.

We were the quintessential celebrity couple—Mattley, Hollywood’s Heartthrob and America’s Sweetheart.

We fell in love, and the whole world watched as our fairytale romance unfolded between the pages of glossy magazines spreads and candid moments splashed online.

The public is fascinated with the rumors swirling around us—I’m the jilted wife and he’s the no-good cheater. I’m infertile and years of drug abuse is to blame. He wants kids and I would rather have a career.

He’s the love of my life.

What am I going to do about that? 

Marriage is tough and it’s even tougher in Hollywood, I’m ready to fight . . .

For me.

For him.

For us.


I love a good movie star romance and I was intrigued that this one was actually about a couple that was already married trying to save their relationship. As my first book by Christy Pastore, I was super excited to read it! 

Tinley and Matthew meet and are instantly enamored with one another. Tinley can't believe she's with the man of her dreams and Matthew can't stop thinking about Tinley. With both of their schedules, though, it's hard to start a serious relationship. But they get married and really think they can make it work. Until life and conflicting jobs get in the way. Now, Tinley and Matthew are fighting to keep their marriage together while fighting the ugly rumors and gossip that comes with living in the spotlight. 

I was so excited to start this book, but I think that the organization of the timeline of this novel really threw me off. We started off with Matthew and Tinley meeting for the first time and trying to start a relationship even tough they were both so busy with their own careers. Then, we skipped straight to their marriage troubles. I feel like we didn't really ever get to see these two as a couple or understand the breakdown in their marriage. We were only told snippets of how their marriage fell apart, but we didn't get to feel it as the reader. And the whole part where Matthew admitted he wanted to cheat on Tinley was just confusing to me. It was like they commended him for admitting it and he was never admonished for wanting to be unfaithful to his wife.

Also, I'm not sure if it's because this is book three in the series and I haven't read the other two, but I was really confused about some of the other characters and their storylines. At one point, someone is kidnapped by they don't really spend any time explaining that. It happened, and then they mentioned it again in the future of how it affected Tinley. I just didn't get enough information and didn't feel like I connected to these characters. 

Overall, the format that this book was told was very hard for me to get into. I couldn't connect with these character's relationships or really grasp their marriage since we didn't really get to see them happily married or where it all broke apart. Some conversations didn't completely make sense to me and I just felt like something was missing as I was reading this one. I definitely want to pick up the first few books in this series to see if gaps are filled in, but I just couldn't fall in love with this story. 



Release Day Blitz: Gods and Monsters by Saffron A. Kent




Title: Gods & Monsters
Author: Saffron A. Kent
Genre: Contemporary/New Adult Romance
Release Date: February 22, 2018



Blurb

He was an artist. She was his muse.


To everyone in town, Abel Adams was the devil's spawn, a boy who never should have been born. A monster.
To twelve year-old Evie Hart, he was just a boy with golden hair, soft t-shirts and a camera. A boy who loved taking her picture and sneaking her chocolates before dinner. A boy who made her feel special.
Despite her family's warnings, she loved him in secret for six years. They met in empty classrooms and kissed in darkened church closets. Until they couldn't.
Until the time came to choose between love and family, and Evie chose Abel.
Because their love was worth the risk. Their love was the stuff of legend.
But the thing about legends is that they are cautionary tales. They are made of choices and mistakes. And for Abel and Evie, the artist and the muse, those mistakes come in the form of lights, camera, sex.


NOTE: This is NOT a paranormal or a priest romance.




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Author Bio

Writer of bad romances. Aspiring Lana Del Rey of the Book World. 


Saffron is a big believer in love (obviously). She believes in happily ever after, the butterflies and the tingling. But she also believes in edgy, rough and gutsy kind of love. She believes in pushing the boundaries, darker (sometimes morally ambiguous) emotions and imperfections.
The kind of love she writes about is flawed just like her characters. And she hopes by the end of it, you’ll come to root for them just as much as she does. Because love, no matter where it comes from, is always pure and beautiful.
She is represented by Meire Dias of Bookcase Agency 

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Release Day Blitz: Return to Us by Christy Pastore


Title: Return to Us
Series: The Harbour #3
Author: Christy Pastore
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 22, 2018

BLURB

I married the man of every woman’s dreams.
My husband is the leading man in their filthy fantasies. I know because they’ve told me.
Matthew Barber is Tinsel Town’s most sought-after movie star and I’m the girl next door. Tinley Atkinson, the former child star with an Ivy League education, and the daughter of a deceased Broadway legend.
Three short years later, it’s all crashing down.
We were the quintessential celebrity couple—Mattley, Hollywood’s Heartthrob and America’s Sweetheart.
We fell in love, and the whole world watched as our fairytale romance unfolded between the pages of glossy magazine spreads and candid moments splashed online.
The public is fascinated with the rumors swirling around us—I’m the jilted wife and he’s the no-good cheater. I’m infertile and years of drug abuse is to blame. He wants kids and I would rather have a career.
He’s the love of my life.
What am I going to do about that?
Marriage is tough and it’s even tougher in Hollywood, I’m ready to fight . . .
For me.
For him.
For us.




PURCHASE LINKS - $3.99
Amazon Universal:  http://mybook.to/ReturnToUs

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE HARBOUR SERIES
#1 Bound to Me – FREE for a limited time
AMAZON Universal: http://mybook.to/BoundToMe

#2 Healed by You - $2.99 for a limited time
Amazon Universal: http://mybook.to/HBY

AUTHOR BIO

Christy Pastore lives in the Midwest with her husband, their springer spaniel, Bailey, and their crazy cool cat, Boomer. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Textiles, Apparel and Merchandising and Marketing. Writing has always been a part of her life. Her first writing gig was for a celebrity entertainment website. Later she went on to create her own blogazine and media company combining her love of writing with fashion and marketing.

When's she not writing flirty and dirty books or updating her celebrity fashion blog, she loves shopping online, binge watching her favorite shows and daydreaming.

She believes books, especially love stories are an escape from the real world.

A few of Christy's favorite things:

Bold Heroine's – Swoony Hero's with a Naughty Side— Guilty Pleasure Reads and TV Shows – Designer Handbags – Men In Suits – Black and White Photos— Sexy Accents— Snow— Pinterest – Twitter – Instagram— Wine— Champagne— Soy Latte's – Gummi Bears— Gourmet Grilled Cheese Sandwiches – Pickles—Popcorn— Sparkling Water— Eye Cream— Pedicures— Traveling— 80's Music— Musicals— Movie Trailers – Celebrity Red Carpet Interviews – Award Shows – Making Lists.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Cover Reveal: Revel Heir by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland

We are thrilled to bring you the cover from New York Times Bestselling authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward, REBEL HEIR the first book in a new, sexy duet releasing on April 9th!


COVER CREDITS:
Model: Micah Truitt
Photographer: Leonardo Corredor
Cover designer: Sommer Stein, Perfect Pear Creative

How to kick off a great summer in the Hamptons:
Snag a gorgeous rental on the beach. Check.
Get a job at a trendy summer haunt. Check.
How to screw up a great summer in the Hamptons:
Fall for the one guy with a dark leather jacket, scruff on his face, and intense eyes that doesn’t fit in with the rest of the tony looking crowd. A guy you can’t have when you’ll be leaving at the end of the season.
Check. Check. Check.
I should add—especially when the guy is your sexy, tattooed God of a boss.
Especially when he not only owns your place of employment but inherited half of the town.
Especially when he’s mean to you.
Or so I thought.
Until one night when he demanded I get in his car so he could drive me home because he didn’t want me walking in the dark.
That was sort of how it all started with Rush.
And then little by little, some of the walls of this hardass man started to come down.
I never expected that the two of us, seemingly opposites from the outside, would grow so close.
I wasn't supposed to fall for the rebel heir, especially when he made it clear he didn’t want to cross the line with me.
As the temperature turned cooler, the nights became hotter. My summer became a lot more interesting—and complicated.
All good things must come to an end, right?
Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.




Rebel Heir is the first book in the Rush Series Duet. Book Two, Rebel Heart, will release six weeks later on May, 22, 2018.


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About the Authors

 

 Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over ninety Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six. 


 

 Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son and beautiful daughter with autism. With over a million books sold, she is a seventeen-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over fifteen novels, including RoomHate which hit #2 on the New York Times bestseller list and #1 on the Wall Street Journal bestseller list. Other New York Times bestsellers include Stepbrother Dearest, Neighbor Dearest, Drunk Dial, Cocky Bastard, Stuck-Up Suit, Playboy Pilot and Mister Moneybags (the latter four co-written with Vi Keeland). 


Other books by the authors:

Cocky Bastard

Stuck-Up Suit
Kobo: http:// bit.ly/1RJdUif

Playboy Pilot

Mister Moneybags
Amazon http://amzn.to/2oTaaHf 
Barnes & Noble http://smarturl.it/kx7h8m 
iBooks http://smarturl.it/3y1tuq
Kobo 
http://smarturl.it/qqf5ho 

Dear Bridget, I Want You
Amazon:  http://amzn.to/2sGyJbZ
iBooks:  http://smarturl.it/y4x3xi
B&N  http://smarturl.it/o780mb 


Other books from Vi Keeland:

Standalone novels
Sex, Not Love
Amazon  http://amzn.to/2DtUO0L
iBooks
 http://smarturl.it/vlfabb
B&N
 http://smarturl.it/hivkor
Kobo
 http://smarturl.it/9bxfwx
Google Play
 http://smarturl.it/19muiq
Audio
 http://smarturl.it/qbf0bs

Beautiful Mistake
Amazon eBook http://amzn.to/2uoeoJN
iBooks http://smarturl.it/20x53a
B&N 
http://smarturl.it/n8jey6
Kobo
http://smarturl.it/1btxsz

Egomaniac

Bossman
The Baller

Left Behind (A Young Adult Novel)

First Thing I See


Life on Stage series (2 standalone books)
Beat

Throb

MMA Fighter series (3 standalone books)
Worth the Fight

Worth the Chance

Worth Forgiving

The Cole Series (2 book serial)
Belong to You

Made for You


Other books from Penelope Ward:

Gentleman Nine
Amazon:http://amzn.to/2ELlxJl
iBooks: 
http://bit.ly/2D7K7Qi
Nook: 
http://bit.ly/2EPuDCn 
Kobo: 
http://bit.ly/2nMeoP3
Google Play:
http://bit.ly/2C9ESTm
Audio : 
http://amzn.to/2nHRlVQ 

Drunk Dial
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2fXfzKn
iBooks: 
http://apple.co/2tq7dRz
Nook: 
http://bit.ly/2xeEH2H
Kobo: 
http://bit.ly/2ihXnMD
Audio: 
http://amzn.to/2fWnsQg


Mack Daddy:

RoomHate

Stepbrother Dearest

Neighbor Dearest

Sins of Sevin

Jake Undone (Jake #1)

My Skylar

Jake Understood (Jake #2)

Gemini
   

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Book Review: Reckless by Lex Martin

Reckless 
by Lex Martin
Release Date: February 20, 2018
Source: Author
Tori…
For the record, I’m not going to hook up with my boss.

I'm a lot of things—a screwup, a basket case, a flunky. But when I take a nanny job to be near my pregnant sister, I swear to myself I’ll walk the straight and narrow, which means I cannot fall for my insanely hot boss.

I don't want to be tempted by that rugged rancher. By his chiseled muscles or southern charm or the way he snuggles his kids at bedtime. Ethan Carter won't get the key to my heart, no matter how much I want him. 

Ethan…
Between us, she's the last thing I need as I finalize my hellish divorce. 

What sane man trying to rebuild his life wants a hot nanny with long, sexy hair, curves for miles, and a smart mouth? A perfectly kissable, pouty mouth that I shouldn't notice.

My focus is on my kids and my ranch, not the insufferable siren who sleeps in the room next to mine. It doesn't matter that she wins over my kids in a heartbeat or runs my life better than I do. Tori Duran is the one woman I can't have and shouldn't want, no matter how much I crave her. 


I fell in love with Lex Martin's writing when I first read Shameless and experienced the emotional roller coaster of Kat and Brady's story. I couldn't wait to read another book in that small town, farm life world! 

Tori is used to screwing up and disappointing everyone in her life. And when she finds out that the man she actually saw a future with was a complete lie, she accepts that she will never amount to anything and is destined to be alone. When her pregnant sister sets her up with a nannying job for a single dad who owns a ranch, Tori is determined to prove she is worth something. Ethan is trying his best to keep his ranch and family afloat, but it's hard juggling everything while dealing with the rough divorce from his wife. When he hires Tori to watch his kids, it's hard for him to ignore the attraction he feels for her. But the last thing he needs is to fall of this nanny, no matter how right it feels. 

I've got to say, Tori was a character that I'm not used to reading about and I actually found her very refreshing. She had made so many mistakes in her past, flunked out of college, and was "the other woman" in a relationship that really broke her when she learned he was married. She was so determined to succeed at something and I loved how natural she was with Ethan's kids. Just like Izzy in Shameless, I absolutely loved Mila and Cody and think they added something so special to this story. 

Since Tori and Ethan were so against starting a new relationship, this was definitely more of a slow burn romance where it took them awhile to even hang out in the same room together. Tori tried so hard not to get in the way, but I loved how it was impossible for her to ignore the hot, sweaty rancher she was living with. I also really loved how close Kat and Tori were in this book and how present Kat and Brady were in Ethan and Tori's lives. There were so many friends and family and I really loved the whole crew of characters we got. 

Overall, this was everything and more that I wanted from this book. If you love single dad romances or small town, ranch romances, you are going to LOVE Reckless. You won't be able to get enough of these characters or the slow development of Tori and Ethan's sweet romance. You definitely have to pick this up!




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