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Kitty's Book Spot!

I enjoy many types of books and genres.  This blog will reflect the latest books, music, movies and any other forms of entertainment that reflect my passions and hobbies.

 

Kitty's Book Spot!  "You keep writing, I'll keep reading."

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FREEBIE ALERT: THE ASSIST (SMART JOCKS) BY REBECCA JENSHAK

 

 

 

 

 

 

FREEBIE ALERT 

The Assist by Rebecca Jenshak is FREE from 11/14-11/18. Start reading the Smart Jocks series today and find out why readers are falling in love with these HOT basketball players!

About the book:

You know those stories where the smart girl tutors the dumb jock? This isn't it.

 

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"The Assist practically bleeds emotion. Jenshak puts her heart in this coming of age story." (Isha C, Goodreads reviewer)



Blair:
What's the probability of insulting the one guy on campus I need to help me pass statistics? If I knew, I wouldn't be standing in front of Wes Reynolds begging him to tutor me.

Basketball player, sexy, arrogant, always sleeping through class... these are the things I knew about him. What I didn't know is that he is a seriously smart jock.

Wes:
What's the best way to get rid of the peppy and unrelenting girl that keeps asking me to tutor her? If I knew, I wouldn't be staring at her tan legs and attempting to teach her statistics.

Sorority girl, fine as f**k, determined, ball buster... these are the things I knew about her. What I didn't know is that she is all the things I didn't realize I wanted or needed.

Or that one semester with her would change everything.

 

 

 

 

 

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Review
5 Stars
Sexy
Man Cuffed - Sarina Bowen, Tanya Eby

This is book #4, in the Man Hands series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  For reader enjoyment, and to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading these in order intended.

 

Meg met Mac under the funniest of circumstances.  A case of mistaken identity, a sexy cop, and then an emergency.  When they see each other again later it steals the breath from her body.

 

Mac has the hots for Meg.  Has wanted her since the moment they met.  They seem to be good friends, so why not stay that way?  His family makes him do drastic things.

 

This is the best book in the series to me.  I laughed all the way through.  I could not devour the pages fast enough.  When I was done, I wanted to read it again.  Such an incredible addition to an already excellent series.  I give this read a 5/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.

Release Blitz - Last Light

Last Light by Claire Kent is available now!

 

Enjoy this apocalyptic road trip romance story.

 

 

Book info:

Title: Last Light

Author: Claire Kent

Publishing date: November 13th,, 2019

Genre: Romance, Apocalyptic

 

 

Book Summary:

 

It only took four years for the world to fall apart.

 

Now the last member of my family has died, and I'm forced to travel across what's left of three states to find the only people I know left alive. To survive, I'll have to salvage food and supplies and try to avoid violent men who've learned they can take what they want by force. The only way I'm going to make it is by trusting Travis.

 

Travis used to fix my car, and now he's all I have left in the world. He's gruff and stoic and unfriendly, and I don't really know or like him. But he's all I have left. He'll keep me safe. We'll take care of each other. Until we reach what's left of our town and can finally let go of one another.

 

Last Light is a standalone post-apocalyptic romance set in the near future after a global catastrophe.

 

 

Enjoy this fragment:

“You mad?” Travis asks after a couple of minutes.
“No.”
“Thought it best to just scare folks like that away so they don’t get ideas.”
“I understand. I’m not mad.”
“So what’s wrong?”
If I’m getting to know Travis better, then he’s obviously getting to know me too.
“Nothing.” I shake my head as I try to find words for it. “It just makes me feel weird.”
“What does?”
“The idea that I need a man.”
I risk a glance over at him and see he’s studying me with a thoughtful frown.
I try to explain. “You know, it wasn’t very long ago when it never would have occurred to me. I was raised to believe a woman could do anything a man could. To know I could be independent. Live alone if I wanted. Or live however I wanted with whoever I wanted. The idea that I’d be somehow unsafe without a man to take care of me…” I clear my throat. “So it just… still sometimes feels weird.”
“Lots changed since then.”
“I know. Usually I don’t even think about it, but sometimes it hits me. And… I don’t know… I wish I could feel independent again. I wish I didn’t feel so small and helpless in this new world.”
“You are small.”
I make a face at him. “I know that.”
“No. I mean that’s what it’s about. A few years ago, life wasn’t about physical size. You could take care of yourself without a man because life wasn’t about fightin’ for survival. But we’re back to survival now. Like it was way back in history. Men are stronger. Not every single one, but in general. And that makes a difference when you’re fightin’ for your life. It’s not ’cause there’s anything lackin’ in you, Layne. You’re just not as big as a man.”
I’m not sure why, but the words actually make me feel better. I give him a little smile.
Travis adds, “Men might be stronger, but we’re not independent anymore either.”
“What do you mean?”
“I mean what I say. Men can’t make it now without women any more than women can make it without men. We need each other.” He clears his throat and avoids my eyes. “I need you. Like you need me.”
“You do?”
“You think I’d’ve done nearly as good this week without you? You think of things I don’t. You’re better at finding houses with food and gas. You… you make things nice. I might not have even kept going if not for you, especially if we didn’t have that message. You make me…”
I’m staring at him in astonishment. “I make you what?”
Travis’s face twists like he’s regretting what he said. “Nothin’.”
I open my mouth, but his suddenly shuttered expression makes me bite back my words. He’s said more just now than he’s ever said to me before, and I don’t want to push too far and have him retreat again.
I like it better when he’s talking to me for real.
I think about everything we’ve said. “Just because I’m small doesn’t mean I’m helpless.”
He glances at me with raised eyebrows. “I never said you were.”
“I can shoot a gun and use my knife.”
“I know it.”
“I did okay with you. That first day. Getting you away from my motorcycle. I did okay.”
“You did good.” His voice sounds sincere, but he’s not meeting my eyes.
I frown. “What? What aren’t you saying?”
He opens his mouth and then closes it again the way I had earlier.
“Tell me.” My voice isn’t pushy. It’s almost pleading. “What did I do wrong?”
“You didn’t do anythin’ wrong. You did good.” He tightens his lips and then says, “You would’ve kept most people away. I mean it. But I coulda got your gun away if I wanted.”
“What? No, you couldn’t have!”
He doesn’t argue, but the look he shoots me is skeptical.
“Seriously? You could have taken it from me?” Not for a minute do I doubt his word. This man wouldn’t lie to me about something like that. “I thought I did okay. You backed off.”
“You did do okay. Like I said, you would’ve kept most people away from you.”
“But not you? If you’d wanted to get me, you could have.” I sigh and slump slightly. “What did I do wrong?”
“You relied on the gun. If your faith is in a gun, then you’re never gonna be able to always defend yourself.”
The words ring true, and I think about them for a long time. Eventually I ask, “Will you teach me? To do better? I know I’m small, but I don’t want to feel helpless. Will you show me?”
Travis turns his head, and both his gaze and his jaw soften. “Yeah. Yeah, I’ll help you.”

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Review
5 Stars
Heartbeat
#Fate - Cambria Hebert

This is book #6, in the GearShark series.  This book should not be read as a standalone novel.  It contains spoilers, and for complete understanding of this series, these should be read in the order intended.

 

Drew experiences a tragedy and the whole family comes together to help him and Trent.  Little does he know what is being done and said while he is not there to witness.  Good thing this family is built solid.

 

Trent faces his own fears as well as an old enemy who tries to come between his happiness.  With his family around him, can he stay strong?  When it all comes down to it love will always find a way.

 

I found this story very emotional.  I am very grateful the author wrote it and put it out there for us to read.  These characters are very real to me and I was so grateful to have the chance to check in on where they are now.  The old faves are there too and it is just a fabulous read.  I found the story deep and dark and compelling.  The characters made my heart ease and despite the tears, I am glad to have been there.  I give this a 5/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

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“She could kiss him. She could lean forward right now and kiss him, and, like the man said, stop this nonsense.

Instead, Kelly closed her eyes until she felt the car moving forward. She couldn't give in. She wouldn't give in.

Not unless she wanted him to break her heart all over again.”
Letters to Kelly - Suzanne Brockmann

~~ Letters to Kelly by Suzanne Brockmann

Review
4 Stars
Release Day w/Review - Tacker

Tacker

(Arizona Vengeance, Book #5)

Sawyer Bennett

Release Date: November 5, 2019

 

 

 

Synopsis:

 

I am not okay.

 

Fifteen months ago, my life was turned upside down when the plane I was piloting went down. Injured and trapped in the wreckage, I had to watch my fiancée die a painfully slow death, which is something that can really mess with your head.

 

Since that day, I’ve had little desire to do much of anything. Except play hockey, that is. Because that is the one place where the bad memories are banished and I can escape my pain.

 

But off the ice, I’m spiraling out of control. Losing the grip on my life and putting myself and my career in danger. Now, thanks to a string of bad decisions, I’ve been ordered to complete therapy in order to stay on the team.

 

The problem? Nora Wayne, my beautiful and somewhat unconventional therapist. I can’t buy into the brand of happy clappy crap this woman is feeding me. What could she possibly understand about the type of loss that I’ve suffered? How does she know anything about finding happiness after losing the most important person in your life?

 

Turns out, I’ve got a lot to learn, and she’s just the person I need to break through those walls I’ve erected.

 

I am not okay.

 

But for the first time in a long time, I know that I will be.

 

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Tacker (Arizona Vengeance, #5)Tacker by Sawyer Bennett
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is book #5, in the Arizona Vengeance series. This story can be read as a standalone novel. For reader understanding, and to avoid spoilers, I recommend you read this hot series in order intended.

Tacker has had tragedy turn him into someone he does not recognize. His team has finally said enough. He must seek help or he is out. The first person he saw was a joke. Can this 2nd person who is so good looking its unbelievable be of help?

Nora has ways of helping others heal. She wants the souls who are hurting to feel better. Her way is not the same as the old fashioned way. It works on its own merit. Tacker brings a whole new set of trials with him. Can they get along long enough for her to help him heal?

Such a sweet story from the beginning. You really feel how the main character needs someone to help. I wanted to just give him a hug. This story turned out to be very well done on a seriously touchy subject. I loved the sexy side approach. Great addition to the series!


***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.

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About the Author:

 

Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released multiple books, many of which have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.

 

A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

 

Sawyer likes her Bloody Marys strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active daughter, as well as full-time servant to her adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great work-out, cake, or even better, both. Sawyer also writes general and women’s fiction under the pen name S. Bennett and sweet romance under the name Juliette Poe.

 

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Review
4 Stars
Changes
The Play - Elle Kennedy

This is book #3, in the Briar U series.  This story can be read as a standalone novel.  To avoid the spoilers, and truly enjoy the series, I recommend reading these in order.

 

Hunter had last season end badly.  He is determined to have a better year, and be the best Captain of his hockey team.  Then he met temptation.

 

Demi has a boyfriend and is fine with adding Hunter to her huge list of guy friends.  He turns out to be an interesting study buddy.  While there is definitely an attraction there, they both know its off limits.

 

I eagerly anticipated this story and was not disappointed!  These characters bring it all.  I enjoyed their heat and it made the sexy times hotter.  Was great that some of our absolute faves came to visit.  This was a great read.  I give this a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This copy was given in exchange for an honest review.

Review
4 Stars
Unusual
Tacker - Sawyer Bennett

This is book #5, in the Arizona Vengeance series.  This story can be read as a standalone novel.  For reader understanding, and to avoid spoilers, I recommend you read this hot series in order intended.

 

Tacker has had tragedy turn him into someone he does not recognize.  His team has finally said enough.  He must seek help or he is out.  The first person he saw was a joke.  Can this 2nd person who is so good looking its unbelievable be of help?

 

Nora has ways of helping others heal.  She wants the souls who are hurting to feel better.  Her way is not the same as the old fashioned way.  It works on its own merit.  Tacker brings a whole new set of trials with him.  Can they get along long enough for her to help him heal?

 

Such a sweet story from the beginning.  You really feel how the main character needs someone to help.  I wanted to just give him a hug.  This story turned out to be very well done on a seriously touchy subject.  I loved the sexy side approach.  Great addition to the series!  I give this read a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.

Book Blitz - #FATE

#FATE
by Cambria Hebert
(GearShark, #6)
Publication date: November 4th 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, LGBTQ+, Romance

What’s meant to be will always find a way.

 

Perfection isn’t an illusion.
I met it, held it in my hands.
But then it slipped right through.

Perfection isn’t an illusion.
It’s elusive, cleverly evasive, and, in many ways, a horrible tease.

 

I’m not a man to be toyed with.
Quiet, thoughtful, and even sometimes careful,
but never someone to taunt.
Even the most controlled men have a breaking point.
I just met mine.

 

Why mess with perfection?


You don’t.


Unless perfection messes with you.

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Author Bio:

 

Cambria Hebert is an award winning, bestselling novelist of more than twenty books. She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair.

 

Besides writing, Cambria loves a caramel latte, staying up late, sleeping in, and watching movies. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she’d rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chorkie (the real boss of the house).

 

Cambria has written within the young adult and new adult genres, penning many paranormal and contemporary titles. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense. A few of her most recognized titles are: The Hashtag Series, Text, Torch, and Tattoo.

 

Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC.

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Blog Tour - The Christmas Dare

 

A jilted-at-the-altar bride reunites with her high school sweetheart in Lori Wilde’s sensational new Twilight, Texas Christmas novel.

 

Kelsey James always played by the rules and look where it got her—dumped and half-drunk in a poofy white dress, her Christmas wedding ruined. Then her best friend talks her into going on her “honeymoon” anyway, daring her to a “Christmas of Yes.”  It’s about time she lets loose a little, so Kelsey agrees to say “yes” to fun, to romance, and to adventure! And adventure leads her right smack into the arms of sexy Noah MacGregor.

 

Noah’s never one to say no to a risk—from leading his NBA team to victory to making Christmas cookies in Twilight, he’s up to the challenge! But a lot has gone on since they were teenagers, and he knows he has to take his time to make Kelsey dare to believe that what they feel is more than just the holiday magic that’s in the air . . .

 

 

 

 

About the Book:

 

The Christmas Dare
by Lori Wilde

Series: Twilight, Texas

Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance

Publisher: Avon Books

Publication Date: October 22, 2019

 

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Tour Wide Giveaway:

 

To celebrate the release of THE CHRISTMAS DARE by Lori Wilde, we're giving away a paperback copy The Christmas Key by Lori Wilde to one lucky winner!

GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS:  Open to US shipping addresses only. One winner will receive a paperback copy The Christmas Key by Lori Wilde. This giveaway is administered by Pure Textuality PR on behalf of Avon Books.  Giveaway ends 11/4/2019 @ 11:59pm EST.  CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

 

 

About Lori Wilde:

A fifth generation Texan, LORI WILDE is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 82 works of fiction. She’s a three-time nominee of the Romance Writers of America prestigious RITA award and has won numerous other awards. She holds a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Texas Christian University, and a certificate in forensics.

 

She is also a certified Hatha yoga instructor, and runs a yoga/creativity retreat for artists at Epiphany Orchards in Weatherford, Texas, the Cutting Horse Capital of the World.

 

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Review
4 Stars
Short
A Very Dare Christmas - Carly Phillips

This is book #6.5 from the Dare To Love series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel, but I would not recommend this.  Reading these in order helps to avoid spoilers and gives a full understanding of such a deliciously sexy family series.

 

Ian misses alone time with his wife.  Surprises can be fun.  He plans a Christmas present for both by making the time.

 

Riley cannot believe how tired she is lately.  She is wishing she had more time for all the directions she feels pulled in.

 

This was a short, sexy, and sweet stop back into see where the characters were in their lives.  My only complaint was that it was too short.  My joy was that they are great together.  I give this a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This copy was provided for review purposes only.

Review
4 Stars
Trust
Tangled Up In Christmas - Lisa Renee Jones

This is book #2, in the Texas Heat series.  This book can be read as a standalone novel.  For reader enjoyment, and to avoid spoilers, I recommend reading these in order intended by the author.

 

Hannah returns to her hometown in this story about the holidays and second chances.  She has to meet up with an Ex-fiance' and others who watched her grow up.  It is a little bit of eating humble pie, and a lot of resisting the charms of the only man she has ever loved.

 

Roarke wants the woman he loves back.  Theirs is a story that puts the word complicated to shame.  She thinks he cheated on him, and he was only a victim of someone else's plot.  Can he win her back on the merits of the fact they know one another like no other?

 

This story was challenging and pulls on the heart strings.  Seeing a couple still so much in love be apart and still get through the day is hard.  Told in a way that it just makes you appreciate romance books - this is a book that will take your heart and help it fly.  I found the characters to be deep and compelling and I cannot wait for another installment of this series.  I give this read a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This ARC copy was given by Netgalley and its publishers, in exchange for an honest review only.

Release Blitz - Arizona Heat Boxset

 

Four hot Arizona ranchers. Four women at a crossroads. Four steamy western romance tales in one mega box set.

You're going to love the Arizona Heat Boxset by Katie Douglas ... and it's OUT NOW!

 

 

 

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Four women at a crossroads.

 

Four steamy western romance tales in one mega box set.

 

Tie Me Down: On the run and pregnant, Alana isn’t looking for love when she finds hot rancher Lawson, who has serious skills when it comes to rope.

 

Make Me Stay: When Harper’s ancient campervan blocks their driveway, gruff cowboy Barrett literally puts her over his shoulder and insists on cooking her breakfast... to start with.

 

Take Me Hard: Aspiring actress Kinsley only wants to get to Hollywood, and she won’t let drool-worthy rancher Clay get in the way of that. Or so she thinks...

 

Leave Me Breathless: A second chance romance. Jake and Dylan have only one thing in common: They both love horses more than they care about people. They went down in flames before, but will things be different this time?

 

This 140,000-word cowboy romance box set contains steam, rope, and hot ranchers. No cliffhangers! If you like insta-lust and guaranteed HEAs, this western romance box set is for you!

 

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USA Today and worldwide number 1 bestselling author Katie Douglas is the sort of incorrigible British girl you'd find at St Trinian's. She recently quit her job as a school librarian in China to write steamy romance full-time, and loves reading and writing books filled with steamy alphas with hearts of gold. She prefers cozy diners to fancy restaurants, coffee or whisky to champagne, and sometimes she adults.

 

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Review
4 Stars
Release Blitz - The Over the Fence Box Set

 

Release Blitz

Title: The Over the Fence Box Set

Author: Carrie Aarons

Genre: Sports Romance, New Adult

Date: October 24, 2019

 

 

 

Hit love out of the park with three college sports romances and a brand new novella in this box set from bestselling author Carrie Aarons.

 

The Over the Fence Box Set includes three standalones:
Pitching to Win

Hitting to Win

Catching to Win

PLUS: A brand new, never-before-released novella, Fielding to Win, featuring everyone’s favorite grumpy outfielder, Parker Avery.

 


More about the books inside:


PITCHING TO WIN

What do you do when the town golden boy, who never noticed you in high school, decides to make a play for your heart?

For Minka Braxton, high school has been anything but easy. After a humiliating scandal sophomore year, she's avoided the social scene and anything having to do with boys, especially of the popular variety. But with senior year approaching, Minka decides it's time to take life back into her own hands. That is, until Owen Axel, the type of guy she's always avoided, decides he wants her in his hands.

Owen Axel is the definition of popular. Good looks, all-star worthy pitching arm and a former pro-athlete father make him Mitchum's town God. Returning from college for the summer, his plan is simple. Beach, booze, and beautiful girls. But one look at Minka Braxton and he knows what he wants. He just doesn't count on her not wanting him.

As the summer unfolds, both must decide how much to reveal, how deep they should fall, and what might happen if they strike out.

 

HITTING TO WIN

After a lifetime of neglect and sorrow, Miles Farriston has hit rock bottom after his lying ex-girlfriend proves that no one in his life sticks around. On the outs with his friends, in jeopardy of losing his baseball career and this close to getting kicked out of Kappa Eta Sigma, Miles is forced to compete in the Greek Life dance competition. What he didn't bank on was getting bright, cheery Chloe Trabucco as a partner.

Ballet, friends and her sorority. The only three things Chloe Trabucco wants to focus on and excel at. So when she is asked to compete, as a freshman, in the popular Greek dance competition, she couldn't be happier. That is, until she learns Miles is her partner. The same Miles she's had a huge crush on for half of her life, and the same guy who made it clear more than a year ago that he wants nothing to do with her.

Her positivity and patience annoy him. His attitude and anger finally drive her to the breaking point. Can they hit a home run, both on and off the dance floor, or will they go down swinging?

CATCHING TO WIN

Kelsey O'Brien is the definition of a free spirit. She goes where she wants, when she wants, and takes to bed who she wants. And when she arrives back at Grover University after eight months on an African animal preserve, it’s her newly hunky best friend that has caught her eye. As their friendship turns physical, Kelsey begins to form feelings she swore she'd never have for anyone. But when the past she's not ready to face finds her, she must make a decision whether to stop running, or confront the truth.

The first time Clint Bellows laid eyes on Kelsey, he fell hard. Too bad she looked right through him. A year and countless hours in the gym later, she's back and hardly recognizes him and his new body. After a drunken encounter takes them over the line of friendship, Clint agrees to Kelsey's proposal of a benefits-added relationship. Only he's playing for keeps, and is willing to round all of the bases trying to score the self-proclaimed gypsy.

She's running from her demons. He's committed to winning her over. Can he catch her in time, or will she be out of his grasp before he can blink? 

 

 

Over the Fence Box SetOver the Fence Box Set by Carrie Aarons
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This is the box set of the Over The Fence series. This is a collection of several books from the same series. Each book is actually a standalone novel. Works well if you read them in order. For review purposes I have chosen to focus on PITCHING TO WIN.

Minka has had one major hurt after another. The latest being the high school humiliation that everyone dreads. Only in her case it may be repeating itself.

Owen wants to have more with Minka. He is all she has chosen to avoid and more. His attraction to her brains, beauty, and sass is overwhelming and he cannot seem to stay away.

Such a great start to a very sexy series. This book jumps right in and the sparks are flying basically from the start. While the main characters are trying to not to get burned by the flame, we see them steer toward one another rather than away. I liked seeing them both grow stronger as they choose to be together.


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  • Author Bio:

Author of romance novels such as The Tenth Girl and Privileged, Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic. A former journalist, she prefers the love stories of her imagination, and the athleisure dress code, much better.

 

When she isn't writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She lives in the suburbs of New Jersey with her husband, daughter and Lab/Great Dane rescue.

 

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5 Stars
Release Blitz - A Wedded Arrangement

 

A Wedded Arrangement a new enemies-to-lovers story with an explosive, competitive couple from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Noelle Adams is available now!

 

Book Info:

Title: A Wedded Arrangement

Series: Convenient Marriages #3

Author: Noelle Adams

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Tropes: Enemies-to-lovers, marriage of convenience

Publishing date: October 23rd 2019

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Book Summary:

 

With three months remaining of her marriage of convenience, Savannah is ready to say goodbye to her spoiled rich boy of a husband. He's annoying and argumentative and used to always getting his way. Sure, he's hot. And maybe occasionally a little bit sweet. But she doesn't want to stay married to him. Not at all. He needed a wife for a year so he could inherit his grandmother's fortune, and she needed to pay off her family's debts. That's all their marriage has ever been about. So she really needs to stop falling into bed with him.

 

 

 

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“Mornin’,” Lance said from behind her. He came striding into the kitchen, looking obnoxiously handsome in a pair of tailored charcoal-gray trousers and a black crewneck sweater. He usually wore suits to work, but he must not have any appointments with clients that morning. They were leaving for the wedding midafternoon, and he probably didn’t want to have to change out of a suit.
“Something wrong with the juice?”
“Yes, there’s something wrong with it. You put it back in the refrigerator when it was empty.”
He was filling a travel mug with coffee, but he glanced over his shoulder to scan the bottle she still held.
“It’s not empty.”
“It might as well be.”
“Maria is coming today. She’ll restock the refrigerator.”
“But I was going to have a glass right now. Why would you put an empty container back in the refrigerator?”
“It’s not empty.” His eyebrows were lifted just slightly in a typical Lance look. Superior and slightly annoyed.  “There’s half a glass left in there. Why would I have wasted it?”
“This is one sip. Not half a glass.”
He let out an exasperated exhale and reached up to grab a small juice glass off a shelf. Then he stepped over so he was right in front of her, took the juice out of her hand, and poured the remainder into the glass. In the morning, right after he showered, was the only time of day when his hair was tamed into some sort of order. He always combed it back neatly while it was damp, like maybe he actually thought it would stay where he put it. He looked sleeker—harder, just slightly dangerous—without the thick auburn curls in wild disorder around his face.
He also smelled way too good. Clean and expensive and somehow better than men were supposed to smell. She breathed him in but didn’t let it distract her from her justifiable indignation. He handed her the glass with a pointed expression. It wasn’t half, but it was close. She swallowed the juice down in one gulp. It was a much bigger swallow than she normally would have taken, but she had an argument to win just now.
“One sip.” He met her eyes directly, and they held the gaze as an unspoken challenge. Then—damn him—the corner of his mouth twitched up, and he let out a huff so soft she barely heard it. But she knew what it was. Scowling, she set the juice glass in the sink and grabbed her coffee and granola bar.
“It’s not funny.”
“It’s kind of funny. Are we secretly a couple from a sitcom?” She was struggling not to laugh in response to the irrepressible amusement in his eyes, but that just made her more annoyed. Damn the man. Making her laugh just when she was about to win an argument. “I know you’re used to thinking only of yourself, but it would be nice if you’d acknowledge that I live here too and that putting mostly empty containers back into the refrigerator is rude and insensitive.”
“I must be growing on you. It wasn’t so long ago that you assumed I could never be anything except rude and insensitive.” He took his coffee and walked with her to the entryway of the condo. He was smiling for real now. Looking way too cocky. Like he’d somehow come out of this encounter the winner. He hadn’t.
She slid on the pair of black ankle boots she’d been wearing the day before and had left by the door. They pulled together her slim-cut black pants and gray sweater. She wanted to look decent since they’d be driving up to Virginia later for the wedding. Lance had been putting his shoes on too, but now he was scanning her out of the corner of his eye. “What?” she demanded.
“We match today.” His mouth quirked up again.
She looked down at herself. And then over at him. He was right. The colors were reversed, but they were both wearing the same shades of gray and black. Her belly fluttered with a flurry of butterflies. For no reason at all. She reached down for her leather bag on the floor and tried to think of something clever to say.
“It can only work to our benefit,” Lance continued. “People will really believe we’re growing into an old married couple.”
“Oh, shut up and stop smirking. And don’t think you’re forgiven about the orange juice.” As retorts went, that wasn’t one of her best, but it was all she could manage at the moment.

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A Wedded Arrangement (Convenient Marriages, #3)A Wedded Arrangement by Noelle Adams
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is book #3 in the Convenient Marriages series. This book can be read as a standalone novel. For reader understanding of the series, I recommend reading these in order.

Savannah is breathing a sigh of relief. She is just months away from being married to a man she is madly attracted to but can barely stand. Growing up together, they had a history long before all of this came to be, and maybe it is time to let the past go.

Lance knows his time with his amazing wife is almost up. They got married so he could collect his inheritance. He definitely got the better end of the bargain, his wife is the literal light in his life.

This story was all romance should be. Totally emotional, yet with the heat turned up to the highest setting. Each page had me eagerly trying to will them to get together forever. The main characters were perfect for one another. Both their stories more serious than initially let on. I found it to be this authors best work to date.


***This ARC copy was given in exchange for an honest review only.

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Over the Fence Box Set - Carrie Aarons

This is the box set of the Over The Fence series.  This is a collection of several books from the same series.  Each book is actually a standalone novel.  Works well if you read them in order.  For review purposes I have chosen to focus on PITCHING TO WIN.

 

Minka has had one major hurt after another.  The latest being the high school humiliation that everyone dreads.  Only in her case it may be repeating itself.

 

Owen wants to have more with Minka.  He is all she has chosen to avoid and more.  His attraction to her brains, beauty, and sass is overwhelming and he cannot seem to stay away.  

 

Such a great start to a very sexy series.  This book jumps right in and the sparks are flying basically from the start.  While the main characters are trying to not to get burned by the flame, we see them steer toward one another rather than away.  I liked seeing them both grow stronger as they choose to be together.  I give this read a 4/5 Kitty's Paws UP!

 

 

***This early copy was given in exchange for an honest review.

 

 

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