From Not Enough:
“Brielle, I am in no way, shape, or form a boy. If you need me to demonstrate that at any given time, I am up for it.”
“I want to take you home and worship you tonight, tomorrow, and every day until my life is over.”
“He is a few colors short of a rainbow, if you get what I am saying. He has no filter. I am not sure he even understands half of what comes out of his mouth, so I don’t know how in the hell anyone around him is expected to.”
“I want to bend him in ways Gumby would be jealous of. I wonder if there is a pill or a shot for these feelings.”
From Not Leaving:
“I smile up at my gorgeous husband. ‘For that, Mr. James, you get a reward,’ I seductively tell him. ‘Oh, Mrs. James, in that case, I have been a very good boy. Why don’t you come over here and sit down, and we will talk about the first thing that comes up.’”
“I feel like I am the poster child for depression commercials. Each symptom they list could check off in bright red ink.”
“I am walking down the aisle with you to our forever. You will never have to take a step in life without me by your side.”
“We haven’t had the easiest path, and we didn’t always choose the correct fork in the road, but through it all, we always made our way back to each other. That is what matters, today and always. You are one of the strongest men I know, and while we aren’t perfect, we are perfect for each other. You give hope when I feel hopeless, peace when it is chaotic, but mostly, you always give me your love.”
From Not Hiding:
“Great, I have a better chance of having sex in a hammock, standing up, than I will trying to thwart her plan.”
“I can’t sing worth a damn, and she has actually asked me to stop singing in the shower because it scares her dog, but I swear I can jam out in the shower.”
“I would kick you in the vagina, but I am afraid I’d lose my shoe.”
“You are proof that evolution can go in reverse if you think that shit is going to fly.”
“Nope, been there, done that. Got that t-shirt, and that shit doesn’t fit anymore,”
From Not Over:
“Well it isn’t a family dinner unless someone leaves in tears. Another successful year. Who wants cake?”
Brielle Parker has her life in front of her; she just does not know how to live it. After years of not being enough for her parents, or the dreams she once had, how did one man Colby James show her she was actually more than enough?
Raised by her grandparents with her three siblings, Brielle was loved, no doubt. However, her grandparents were taken too soon, and she was left with her older sibling to try to raise her younger ones. She couldn’t help but let the doubts take over her life. Would she ever be enough? Then Colby walked in and changed everything, and just when she was facing her fears and falling in love for the first time, Colby ripped her heart out.
Will they be able to get past their mistakes to live the life they both want? Did Colby finally break Brielle when all he wanted to do was protect and love her? You can rebound from some mistakes, but some you just have to learn from and walk away. The love they have is true and pure, but will they finally be enough for each other?
***Not recommended for anyone under 18 due to adult language and situations***
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Title: Afraid to Fall
Author: W. Ferraro
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 18, 2014
Gage is part of the Barringer Brothers series but can be read as a standalone.
After nearly losing his friend in a logging accident, Gage Barringer is convinced now more than ever that he needs to find a different job. But his side business of breaking colts at the small Montana ranch he inherited from his grandfather doesn’t earn him enough money. He has his mind set on running The Raven’s Nest, a popular bar and restaurant near his ranch. The original owner has died and Gage is waiting for it to be put up for sale. But there is a five-foot-four, brown eyed, obstacle in his way, an obstacle with lips made for sin and a voice made for breaking hearts. And Summer Donovan is one road block Gage Barringer won’t be able to find a way around.
He looked at me a long moment. “I want you so fucking bad, Summer, it hurts.” He combed his long hair back with his fingers and chuckled at some inside joke. “You have no idea how bad.”
“Then what’s holding you back? It seems to me–”
He shook his head. “Can’t explain it to myself.” His dark lashes dropped as he stared down at the floor, and when he lifted his face to me, I realized that I was falling hard for him.
“I guess I don’t want to scare you off.” He shook his head. “Not that I’m scary in bed,” he quickly amended. “I don’t want to come on too strong. Hell, I guess I’m just trying to make a good impression.”
“Stop with the good impression shit. I want a lasting impression, Gage.”
His pale blue eyes flickered in the light as he looked at me. “I can do lasting.” He crossed the room in two steps. His arms curled around my back, and he pulled me against him. His mouth covered mine. The kiss was long and hard and driven by that intense longing that had been building up between us. He took hold of my good hand and walked me down the short hall to my bedroom. He pushed open the door with his boot and led me inside.
“You’ve always been a pro at tossing out a golden nugget of hope and then snatching it back with the black, greedy hand of doom.”
“A scared rabbit would have run. As I recall, you were threatening them with your menacing curtain rods.”
“And, somehow, I can’t picture your brother grumpy. He seems like the kind of guy who would chuckle through a root canal.”
This is the first Tess Oliver book I have read – I know, I know – slap me on the back of the head already! I have truly been missing out on these entertaining delights if all her books are like this one. Her writing is moving, sensuous, amusing, heartfelt, realistic, insightful, humbling, and just – damn good. Some of her characters sound like bad boys that would probably look scary and intimidating to me if I glimpsed them on the street, although Ms. Oliver presented them to me as endearing brothers, lovers, boyfriends, hard workers, caring humans, aspiring entrepreneurs, etc. After checking her massive Goodreads list – I see I have a lot of catching up to do and hopefully many more humbling moments in my future.
Book: Rose of Thorne
Author: Mia Michelle
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Chosen (Daughters of the Sea #3) by Kristen Day
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The essence of who we are lies not in what we have, but in what we are willing to give up. Because in the end, Time and Tide wait for no one.
After sacrificing all that she had, the evil princess of the Underworld is still successful in her bid to tear Finn from Stasia’s life. In the midst of her search to reclaim him, Stasia is summoned to the island nation of Cyprus to take part in an age-old ritual; unveiling the missing pieces of her ancestry and re-igniting an ancient war. As she struggles to both save Finn’s soul and free Carmen’s mind, Stasia’s bravery and determination will be pushed to its breaking point. A dark storm is forming on the horizon, and the forces who are vying to destroy her may be much closer than she thinks. Destiny weaves a sticky web of evil, betrayal, and revenge that can only be undone by the purity of love and the soul’s unyielding will to survive. In the last installment of the Daughters of the Sea trilogy, the past will collide with the present as Stasia’s future hangs in the balance. The prophecy that paved the way for her new life may indeed be the very thing that strips her of the ones she loves the most.
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Once you’ve been touched by darkness, it never leaves you…
Abandoned by her parents as an infant; seventeen year old Hannah spent her childhood wading through countless foster families until being adopted by the Whitmans three years ago. Unfortunately, Atlanta’s high society wasn’t quite ready for Hannah…or the strange events that plague her
Chilling visions of murder, unexplained hallucinations, and a dark, mysterious guy who haunts her nightmares all culminate to set in motion a journey of self-discovery that will challenge everything she’s ever believed; not to mention her sanity.
Sent to live at The House of Lorelei on Bald Head Island, NC for ‘kids like her’, Hannah quickly realizes things are not what they seem. Her fellow ‘disturbed’ teens are actually the descendants of mythical Sea Gods and Goddesses. And so is she.
But when Finn, the ghost from her dreams, appears in the flesh; her nightmares become reality and her dark visions begin coming true. Inexplicably drawn to him, she can’t deny the dangerous hold he has on her heart. The deadly secrets he harbors will ultimately test her courage and push the boundaries of her love.
She must decide if she is ready to embrace the ancient legend she is prophesized to be a part of. The fate of all the descendants will forever depend upon it.
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About Kristen Day
I am a southern belle at heart with a crazy streak that desperately tries to escape at every opportunity. I love all things nostalgic, rustic, and quirky. I’ve been told I see the world through rose-colored glasses, but I prefer to think of them as kaleidoscope glasses – swirling and morphing reality into something I can digest (who hasn’t pretended those pasty lima beans were really kiwi strawberry jelly beans?).
When I’m not writing I’m making jewelry, painting, drinking sweet tea, watching the discovery channel, or going on random adventures in the mountains of North Carolina with my amazing husband.
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PROFILE (Social Media #5)
Publication Date: October 22, 2014
Novella (100ish pages)
Adult Contemporary Romance
All the best fairytale princesses have the most horrific pasts. Mine just happens to be more horrific than most.
Fantasizing over Vaughn Asher was a dream. Meeting Vaughn Asher was a fairytale. Loving Vaughn Asher was my downfall.
The past is always there. Waiting. Waiting to expose you. Waiting to ruin you. Waiting to take you back.
Sometimes not even a prince can save you.
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J. A. Huss likes to write new adult books that make you think and keep you guessing. Her favorite genre to read is space opera, but since practically no one reads those books, she writes new adult science fiction, paranormal romance, contemporary romance, urban fantasy, and books about Junco (who refuses to be saddled with a label).
She has an undergraduate degree in horses, (yes, really–Thank you, Colorado State University) and a master’s degree in forensic toxicology from the University of Florida. She used to have a job driving around Colorado doing pretty much nothing but shooting the breeze with farmers, but now she just writes, runs the New Adult Addiction and Clean Teen Reads Book Blogs, and runs an online science classroom for homeschoolers.
INTRODUCING HOME – the FINAL book in the Social Media series.
HOME (Social Media #6 – FINAL BOOK)
Publication Date: November 5, 2014
Novella (150 pages)
Adult Contemporary Romance
I just want my Grace back. I want the girl I found sending me dirty tweets on Saint Thomas. I want the girl who reluctantly gave in to my charms and let me boss her around. I want the girl who sent me to my knees and made me imagine what her fairy tale would look likewith me in it.I just want to move on.I want to plan the future and think about kids and preschools and college funds. I want everything she ever wanted, and I want us to make it happen together. But the media needs more from us. More dirt. More pain. More payment for past transgressions.You can’t change the past. And even though Grace is ready to put her demons to bed, mine are just starting to get restless. Because when you’ve silenced as many enemies as I have, you know that secret won’t stay buried forever.
FOLLOW (Social Media #1)
Publication Date: August 27, 2014
Novella (151 pages)
Adult Contemporary Romance
LIKE (Social Media #2)
Publication Date: September 10, 2014
Novella (85 pages)
Adult Contemporary Romance
BLOCK (Social Media #3)
Publication Date: September 24, 2014
Novella (90 pages)
Adult Contemporary Romance
STATUS (Social Media #4)
Publication Date: October 8, 2014
Novella (115ish pages)
Adult Contemporary Romance
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Caliana Crawford is smart, sexy and unemployed. After quitting her mediocre job, she finds herself in need of a break. She goes to the one place that holds her most precious memories, her cabin by the lake. Life hasn’t always been easy for Cali. She lost someone close to her, was betrayed by her lover, and now she only wants to escape reality. What she doesn’t plan on is her sexy neighbor, who has an agenda of his own.
Owen Matthews goes through the motions every day, but knows his life is missing one essential part – Cali. He has never forgotten about the summers he spent by the lake with the gorgeous brunette. When he sees she is back to stay, Owen knows he can’t let her slip through his fingers again. Others think he has it all with owning a multimillion dollar company, but what they don’t know is that he would give it all up to have her in his arms and his bed.
The road to happiness isn’t always easy. His brother returns to his life and brings with him an old flame who threatens to rip Cali and Owen apart. Will they find their salvation with one another or let the events of their past influence their future?
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Michelle Dare is a Jersey girl living over the border in Pennsylvania. She started out as a reader, then became a book blogger. She loves the book community and thought to try her hand at writing. Her first book, My Salvation, is a contemporary romance.
She is a married mom with two wonderful children and a German Shepherd, who she considers her third child. She is a lover of books, music and movies. Her favorite band is Maroon 5 and has too many favorite movies to list. Paranormal romance is her favorite genre to read.
Book One – Wanted By You
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“Every time he moved, the invigorating, crisp scent of his soap drifted along with him, sending my nostrils into nosgasms breathing him in.”
“He held me in his arms like I was weightless. Like gravity had no effect on me, and if he let go, I’d float around like an astronaut in space.”
“He made me love drunk.”
“It’s been awhile since yours truly had her boat rocked, but I remember what it’s like being young and in love and not being able to keep your hands to yourself. Don’t you dare try to cool that down, because one day your bodies will betray you. You’ll need pills to get your buddy up and she’ll need lube to make her slide slippery. Trust me Carter, take advantage of your body’s performance now because it will only go downhill from here.”
This book is perfection. It has all my favorite reading elements, and then some. It is well written, entertaining, a second chance romance, epic love, thoughtful and tender consideration of each other, deliciously steamy love scenes, interesting and friendly secondary characters, clever humor, and very little conflict or angst among the main characters. There is conflict… always is in life… but at least most of it is not between the two lovers. I totally appreciate a story where the main characters are reveling in each other and enjoying their time together, rather than fighting their feelings or attraction. There are poignant moments that had me sobbing, although I was usually smiling with contentment and humming with satisfaction. I feasted on this book and wasn’t willing to put it down. In truth, I only stopped when my kindle put itself down during those periods I accidentally fell into unconsciousness. I adored it and cannot wait to start the next one in the series, which I hope will continue into infinity.
Book Two – Fantasized By You
Celebrity fashion designer, Harper Jennings is only months away from turning thirty, and her dream of living a happily ever after has yet to come true.
“He turned me inside out with one simple kiss, one swipe of his tongue, something no man had ever done, and in that moment, I wanted so much more from him than just a kiss. I wanted everything.” “She was just more. And, for the first time in my life, I wanted more.” “When I kissed you for the first time, I knew I wanted you to be the last woman I ever kissed for the rest of my life.”
Another hit out of the ballpark! Swoon, I am in love and totally wanting to fan-girl Steph Nuss. I adore her writing. Another lovely, well written, entertaining, and sensual love story. I cannot wait to see who the next book in the series will focus on, but I suspect it will have something to do with a couple that meet on New Year’s Eve. There was a nice set-up for that anyway I hope I am paying attention when book 3 comes out.