Sunday, March 29, 2015

Captain Of Her Heart (Brethren Of The Coast #5) by Barbara Devlin

I love this series! This is the fifth installment of the Brethren of the Coast and the books keep getting better. This is Jason and Lady Alex's story. The previous book left unresolved issues with these two and Alex attempted to remedy the situation at the beginning of the story. I'm always impressed with how Devlin paints the scenery to make me feel as if I traveled back in time.

I was excited to read their story and all the challenges these two strong-minded characters presented. When the synopsis stated Alex was so stubborn, she proved to Jason that she was useful in his house and helped the housekeeper with daily chores, I knew this book would not disappoint! Their interactions were comical and the intimate scenes were very heated. This book gave me everything I wanted in a historical fiction.  I am looking forward to reading more from Devlin.
Review by Amber

Friday, March 13, 2015

The Winning Side (University Park #3) by CM Doporto

So many emotions ran through me while I read this book. I loved Raven, I hated him, and then I loved him again. Rinse and repeat. I was surprised this book swept me up emotionally like that. I was hoping to learn more about Raven's past battles with addiction and about what makes Lexi's mom tick. But that didn't happen as Doporto had other ideas and took me on a ride that I was willing to take. I definitely was not disappointed. This is not a standalone so make sure you check out the first two books in the series: Opposing Sides and Same Side. While it wasn't my favorite in the series, it had some really awesome parts.

I really do love this series though. Anyone who loves to read New Adult would enjoy these books. I loved that this book didn't give me what I was expecting when I first started reading. I was also excited to hear there will be another book in this series but from Raven's POV! I am definitely looking forward to that. Hurry up and read so you can get caught in the Raven's trap!
Review by Amber

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

RELEASE DAY: Something Real (Reckless & Real #2) by Lexi Ryan

After everything blew up on Christmas, Liz walked away from me, and I let her. She said she needed space and a chance to pursue her dreams. But we both knew she was running from the mess she made. Now the political campaign she used as an excuse to leave is bringing us back together and I’m proving to her what she really needs—not just the hot nights, greedy hands, and undeniable physical chemistry. What she really needs is something real. What she really needs…is me.

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Security had better not have let one of those asshole journalists from downstairs up to my floor. I swear, those soul suckers would do anything to get a new detail to add to their nothing stories. I open the door without removing the chain and feel as if I’ve been punched in the gut when I see the woman on the other side.
Liz is worrying her lower lip between her teeth and watching down the hall. Is she looking for Sabrina or trying to make sure no one sees her coming to my room? My insides twist at the sight of her—an internal tug-of-war between conflicting emotions. I want to pull her into my room and kiss her until she can’t see straight, touch her until she promises never to leave me again, and at the same time, I want to demand that she go back to her room because having her close makes me hope for things I can’t have.
I remove the chain and tug her inside by the arm before closing the door behind her.
“No one saw me,” she says, her eyes locked on the floor. “I made sure.”
I saw you,” I growl. It’s painful to be this close—to breathe her air, to smell her perfume. I never knew how much it could hurt to want and be denied.
She swallows and avoids my eyes. “Is she here?”
“What do you want, Liz?”
She lifts her head and stares at me. “Is she here?”
“Sabrina’s on her way to meet her mom in South Dakota for a campaign stop.”
Her gaze dips to my bare chest and back up. “I’m surprised they didn’t ask you to go with them.”
“They did. I declined.” I sound like a fucking dickhead, and I make myself take two steps back so I don’t do something equally dickish. Like kiss her until she melts in my arms and forgets about the other guy, until we both forget that this is hopeless.
“I’m sorry that video was leaked. You didn’t deserve that invasion of your privacy.”
She has red lipstick on, and it matches her shoes. Ever since I saw her tonight, I’ve been picturing her on her knees in nothing but those shoes, those red lips stretched around my cock. I can’t help myself, and I skim my thumb over her bottom lip.
The second I touch her, she draws in a ragged breath. “You came to my apartment yesterday.”
“I did.”
I trail my thumb down her neck and over the red strap of her dress. “Probably for the same reason you came here tonight.”
“To talk about Sabrina?”
“You knocked on my door in the middle of the night to talk about Sabrina?” I follow the strap down and graze my fingers across her cleavage. “Is this about her, or is it about you and me?”
“There is no you and me,” she says. “We both know that.”
“There’s so much you and me, there’s no air left when we share a room. There’s always you and me.”
“Even when you’re making sex tapes with someone else?”
“And even when you’re keeping warm in another man’s arms.”


 From Lexi:

Because I so frequently have to switch gears at the drop of a hat—from Mom to writer, from the business side of writing to drafting an intensely emotional scene—I rely on music to quickly plant me in the zone for any given book. Every time I start to write a book, I create a playlist that makes me think of the characters and I listen to it and add to it as I write. Here’s what I was listening to while I was writing Something Real. I hope you like it!

Amnesia—5 Seconds of Summer
Over You—Ingrid Michaelson (feat. A Great Big World)
How Long Will I Love You—Ellie Goulding
You Ruin Me—The Veronicas
Don’t—Ed Sheeran
All You Had to Do Was Stay—Taylor Swift
Changed by You—Between the Trees
Thinking Out Loud—Ed Sheeran
Crazy in Love—Sofia Karlberg
Love Me Like You Do—Ellie Goulding

About the Author

New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author Lexi Ryan’s novels have been described as intense, emotional, and wickedly sexy. A former college professor, she now writes full-time from her home in Indiana, where she lives with her husband, two children, and a neurotic dog. Find her on Facebook or Twitter to chat about books, TV, and her children’s latest antics.