A Hoyden and an Heiress (Greenford Waters, Book 4) by Kristin Vayden

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A Four StarReview of A HOYDEN AND AN HEIRESS by Kristin Vayden

“Irritation isn’t an adventure. And he is quite possibly the dullest…”

Finally, Berty’s story has come to light. For those who have followed the Greenford Water Series, you have probably been just as anxious as I to see how Berty’s story would unfold. For she is a bit of a rebellious soul, a bit precocious, a young woman with a keen intelligence and an overwhelming need for adventure. Really, she is extremely headstrong. Concerned for her own match, Berty is worried that her sisters’ matches and their adventure at finding love will overshadow her own, leaving her with the “dullest of the lot.” But when she is tasked with accompanying a spy—a rather dull and overly controlled one—she can’t help but find herself frustrated and a bit intrigued by the aggravation he causes her.

She wondered if maybe she’s just played not with fire…But with harsh unforgiving ice.”

When Henry Wilcox was asked by the Duke of Clairmont to take his charge with him while working undercover to discover from whence a leak in the country regiment is coming, he is expecting a spoiled society chit. In fact, the duke made it quite clear that Miss Roberta Lamont was a “bloody handful.” To be saddled with her for the length of a month was more than he was wanting. He didn’t need a cover story, but the duke insisted. However, once they embark on the journey, Henry quickly finds himself second guessing his original assumption about the young woman, and is introduced to her intelligence and persistence, learning just how cunning and aware she truly is. He cannot underestimate Berty, and finds he may have just met his match.

Bloody hell, that woman had him constantly guessing. And it was both brilliant and alarming. Erotic and disconcerting.”

As I have come to expect from Kristin Vayden, she weaves together a passionate and intriguing story filled with characters whose chemistry and interactions have readers laughing and cheering as the antics fill the page. My only criticism of this story was the simplicity and the ease is which readers will predict the unfolding of this tale. However, it was once again wonderful to visit Greenford Waters and the unexpected women who rebel against the conventions of the ton.

*Although this is the 4th book in the Greenford Water Series, this book can easily be read as a standalone. But I guarantee readers will want to learn of the antics and adventures that have befallen the others who have come before.

 

“I’m
quite certain I can have approval by tonight.”
“You’re
far too forthright for your own good, so I’ll not meet with you this evening.
How about as you take your… morning ride?” A grin tipped his lips, and Berty
felt herself smile in response, even as her irritation rose at his words.
“What
do you mean I’m too forthright?”
Mr.
Willox nodded to the door behind her. “You’re in a room with an unmarried
gentleman with the door closed. Quite compromising, Miss Lamont.
“I’m
quite certain I’m more than safe.” She sighed, beleaguered.
“It’s
still a considerable risk, Miss Lamont. One person peeking in, and you’re stuck
with me for the rest of your life.” He shrugged.
“Rather,
you’re stuck with me.” She smiled sweetly in return. “But that wasn’t the
danger I was referring to. I’m quite aware of the social conventions. I’m
referring to the fact that of all men I’ve been acquainted with, you’re the
least likely to be forward or act in a manor that’s even minimally flirtatious.”
“Is
that so?” Mr. Willox crossed his arms, his grin melting into more of a daring
expression.
“Yes,”
Berty replied directly, not concerned in the slightest, yet in the back of her mind,
she remembered Lady Southridge’s words…
And
wondered.
And
when he took a step forward, rather than taking a step back, she held fast.
When
he tipped her chin upward, rather than jerk away, she met his gaze with a
challenging one of her own.
Certainly,
when he lowered his head, she should have never leaned in.
Or
closed her eyes.
Or
breathed in his sigh just before his lips reached hers.
But
if love was adventure, certainly that meant one needed to take a few risks.

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A Review & Excerpt of ENRAGE by Rachel Van Dyken

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Enrage, an all-new sexy standalone from #1 New York Times Bestseller Rachel Van Dyken is available NOW!!

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Enrage by Rachel Van Dyken
Release Date: July 31st

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Enrage is the next standalone in the international best selling mafia series, Eagle Elite.

Part of a world I loathe.

Part of a family who hates me more than I hate myself.

Living with a girl who reminds me of my darkness.

I’m. In. Hell.

Also known as the Cosa Nostra.

My life was over the minute I stepped off that plane.

Son to a murdered mob boss.

Heir to a throne of murder and lies.

My name is Dante Nicolasi.

And there will be blood.

 

A 5starReview of ENRAGE by Rachel Van Dyken

OMG! Hold on tight; this was a game changer for the Eagle Elite Series.  

 People will fear you. Let them. People will fight you. Let them. Never forget who you are.

Still emotionally recovering, I can honestly say this tops the plot twists for all of the Eagle Elite books. For those who have followed my reviews or my blog posts, you know I have an overwhelming love for Rachel Van Dyken—especially when it comes to the Eagle Elite. I have never been shy about stating that it my favorite series and eagerly awaiting each new installment. As the books have progressed and as the characters have grown and matured, the content has deepened and the hold the mafia has on their lives has become more intense and dark. And this one, without a doubt, will take you on a dark and tremulous ride. Hold on tight, for you will never see what is about to hit.

What made them mafia—is what made them people.

…I knew we were running against a clock that picked no sides, that owed us no favors.

 In Enrage, readers are given two stories that are taking place: the relationship of El and Dante, and the one of the family. Van Dyken shows off her guts as a writer by blending together the perfect balance of suspense, passion, and action, carefully and deliberately pulling readers in, playing with their emotions, and leaving them cursing her in the end.  But I applaud her for her choices and the game-changing plot that was woven with her creative prose. In fact, I think it was necessary!

Hope was a dangerous thing. Because it made me daydream about things I had no right to daydream about…

With another amazing character added to the mix, reader will fall for El. She is a character made of strength, possessing an amazing ability to focus on the positive, to remain supportive and logical after suffering such trauma. But her endearing quality of such a tender and compassionate heart is what won me over. My heart ached for her, and yet I found myself drawn to her inner strength and cheering for her HEA. Different from the other mafia women, El has overcome such terrible hardship and struggles making her internally tougher than the others. It may take some understanding of the life of the family, but the heart is strong and she will stop at nothing to help the man who has finally won her heart.

 Dante wasn’t just angry. He was anger itself.

Dante is a dark soul. If fact, I don’t think reader have really seen this darkness since Phoenix. He is hardened and tough, living a life he wanted no part of. But the mafia takes and cares little for the personal wants and needs of the individual. This is about family, and Dante has a job to do. He has been raised to protect, and that is exactly what he is tasked with doing. However, there is a surprisingly sensitive side to him, and watching his walls crack and his heart open allowed me to connect with and appreciate him. He held a sexy and rather charming side that shone through in his bantering with Chase (Only Rachel can add such perfect humor to these conversations.) and as he opened up to El ad learned more about himself. This man has taken on a hard role within the family, and Enrage will not be the last we hear from him. Big things are coming for Dante; I can feel it!

Blood in. No out.

Using her signature humor in just the right moments and building a plot that held captive her readers, Rachel Van Dyken has taken her readers on an emotional journey that will have them begging her to write faster and proving just how serious this family is when they say, “Blood in. No out.” This is Rachel Van Dyken at her best!

*Although part of a series, Enrage can be read as a stand-alone. However, as any of the Elite Readers would share, take some time to read the entire series. You will not be disappointed.

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Excerpt:

Dante slammed his hand into the tree, his jaw popped as he gritted his teeth together and then calm washed over him as he whispered near my ear, “Want me to kill him?”

A few people walked by and stared at us, it looked like he was kissing my neck, like we were normal college students sharing a moment.

Nope. Wrong story, kiddos.

He just offered to kill someone for offending me, run along, nothing to see here.

“After,” I said. “Kill him after he stops being useful to you, to the bosses.” I couldn’t believe what was coming out of my mouth, what I was agreeing to. “Yes.”

Dante pulled back, his face broke out into a smile. “How messed up is it that I’m actually looking forward to that moment?”

I gulped. “It’s in your blood.”

“I wish it wasn’t,” he said gruffly. “I wish I didn’t crave it — dream about it — almost as much as I wish I didn’t feel guilt every day because of it.”

I sighed and put my hands on his chest, then ran them up around his neck, he didn’t move, or flinch, so maybe we were having a moment as our mouths almost touched. “The only shame in life, is not being who you were truly born to be. If that means you kill the bad guys — kill the bad, guys Dante. Just don’t lose your soul in the process.”

“And if it’s already gone?” He croaked his eyes darkening as he slowly leaned in until his forehead touched mine.

Days ago I would have been terrified that his body was this close.

Days ago, I would have shoved him away and run.

Days ago, I would have shuddered that his bloodstained hands were running up and down my skin.

But today.

Today was different.

Today I closed my eyes and drank in the wicked scent of Dante Nicolasi, the cologne mixed with soap. I inhaled.

And opened my eyes again.

Yesterday I was angry. I was afraid.

Today. Against the tree.

Pinned by Dante’s arms.

I was safe.

“I’ll help you find it,” I whispered.

“Just don’t damn yourself in the process, El.” He cupped my face with his right hand, his eyes fell to my mouth, his half-lidded seductive look could stop a girl dead in her tracks.

The wives always talked about how attractive his father was, even at an older age.

Almost like he’d aged backward.

Dante was no different.

If it was possible for a human to get more attractive by the day — he’d be the one to prove you right.

“Are you going to kiss me again?” I asked hopefully.

“No.” He pulled away.

My heart sank into my stomach.

“Because I don’t want to start something I have no intention of stopping.”

My head jerked, our eyes locked, and I saw it. The honesty.

“Told you I’d never lie to you, El.” His voice had a warning edge to it, like I shouldn’t push him, push whatever invisible boundaries he’d mentally set up between us. His eyes never left mine.

And I knew, this was what he looked like when he was telling the truth.

His eyes pierced through my defenses in an unapologetic search for my heart, my soul.

And I let them.

“We should get to class.” I finally found my voice and started walking, he fell into step beside me.

And I spent the rest of the day thinking about the non-kiss.

And the promise that came with it.

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ENRAGE by Rachel Van Dyken Teaser!

Enrage, an all-new sexy standalone from #1 New York Times Bestseller Rachel Van Dyken is coming July 31st !!

Enrage is the next standalone in the international best selling mafia series, Eagle Elite.

Part of a world I loathe.

Part of a family who hates me more than I hate myself.

Living with a girl who reminds me of my darkness.

I’m. In. Hell.

Also known as the Cosa Nostra.

My life was over the minute I stepped off that plane.

Son to a murdered mob boss.

Heir to a throne of murder and lies.

My name is Dante Nicolasi.

And there will be blood.

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Lauren Blakely’s HARD WOOD – Cover Reveal

 

 

HARD WOOD is coming October 23, 2017! A standalone romance told from the male Point-of-View, HARD WOOD is the final hot and hilarious book in the Big Rock series. Pre-order your copy today! Kindle users—stay tuned for the preorder right before release! And don’t miss the hot, new cover below!

 

 

Cover Design by Helen Williams with Photography by Wander Aguiar Photography

 

About HARD WOOD:

Women often say a good man is hard to find. And a hard man is even better.

That’s why I’m quite a catch— good, hard, loaded, and wait for it…I’m ready to settle down too. But the woman I want to pitch my tent with is precisely the one I need to stay far away from.

After that fantastic night with Mia Summers, I’m ready to give her many more. But there’s a hitch in my plans — she just hired my company. If there’s one thing I’m committed to, it’s running a squeaky clean adventure tour business. One of the iron-clad rules?

Don’t screw your customers.

I can follow my own guidelines. After all, it’s only a week-long trip with Mia and her employees over the trails and down the hills I guide them on. I can obey the rules—even if it’s hard in the woods.

I’m about to give myself a badge of honor when the storm of the century hits, sending everyone else running for cover, but us—my biggest temptation and me, alone for a long weekend. You don’t screw the client, especially when you’re already in love with her . . .

But what’s a guy to do when she’s so hard to resist?

 

 

 

 

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A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than eighty times, and she’s sold more than 2 million books. In September, she’ll release MOST VALUABLE PLAYBOY, a standalone sports romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter

 

 

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THE POSSIBILITY OF PERFECT by Brinda Berry


The Possibility of Perfect by Brinda Berry

Series: Stand by Me #4
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Photo: Sara Eirew Photography
Cover design: Najla Qamber Designs
Publication Date: July 11, 2017

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One hot night changed everything.

Even best friends can keep secrets from each other. Mine will ruin any chance of a future with her—Josie Jensen. She’s everything real and honest in the world. Books define her life and ice cream makes things better. If only she didn’t have a smoking-hot body to match her sexy brain. And she’s everything I’ve ever wanted.

After we cross the line from friends to lovers, I just want to do what’s right for her and our baby. But what if I can’t give her the perfect life she deserves?

There’s nine months between delusions and the truth.


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Brinda Berry lives in the southern US with her family, where she surfs (the internet) too much, writes too much, and laughs too much. She’s fond of a lot of things, including but not limited to Kings of Leon, peanut butter cookies, flip flops, and good friends. Oh…and books. Of course, books.
She writes young adult fantasy and adult contemporary romance novels with strong females and swoonworthy males.
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Cover Reveal: STAR STRUCK by Laurelin Paige

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Star Struck, a sexy, standalone from New York Times Bestseller Laurelin Paige is coming July 27th!!!

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Star Struck by Laurelin Paige
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Designer: Letitia Hasser, RBA Designs

Photographer: Wander Aguiar

Cover Model: Steven Dehler

She uses her fame as a wall around her heart, and only he can tear it down.

Seth Rafferty knows Heather Wainwright’s type.

Demanding. Check.

Self-important. Check.

Leggy and blonde. Yeah, he knows the drill.

He’s been a Hollywood production designer far too long to have patience for A-listers with a superior attitude. Beautiful women with a chip on their shoulder are a dime a dozen.

Which is why his obsession with Heather makes no sense. Nothing about her is attractive.

Except the vulnerability under the sass. The honesty under the attitude.

So when wrap-party flirting gets carried away, Seth doesn’t stop it from turning into a sizzling night of passion. Too late, he realizes, one night isn’t going to get her out of his system.

On to plan B: uncover the real woman under the diva.

Soon Heather will find out that Seth isn’t just a simple carpenter she can use and lose without consequences. He’ll play the part of the builder, but it’s her walls he intends to break down.

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About Laurelin Paige:

USA Today and New York Times Bestselling Author Laurelin Paige is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead, or dreaming of Michael Fassbender. She’s also a proud member of Mensa International though she doesn’t do anything with the organization except use it as material for her bio. She is represented by Rebecca Friedman.

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Cover Reveal: STAR STRUCK by Laurelin Paige

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Star Struck, a sexy, standalone from New York Times Bestseller Laurelin Paige is coming July 27th!!!

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Star Struck by Laurelin Paige
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Designer: Letitia Hasser, RBA Designs

Photographer: Wander Aguiar

Cover Model: Steven Dehler

She uses her fame as a wall around her heart, and only he can tear it down.

Seth Rafferty knows Heather Wainwright’s type.

Demanding. Check.

Self-important. Check.

Leggy and blonde. Yeah, he knows the drill.

He’s been a Hollywood production designer far too long to have patience for A-listers with a superior attitude. Beautiful women with a chip on their shoulder are a dime a dozen.

Which is why his obsession with Heather makes no sense. Nothing about her is attractive.

Except the vulnerability under the sass. The honesty under the attitude.

So when wrap-party flirting gets carried away, Seth doesn’t stop it from turning into a sizzling night of passion. Too late, he realizes, one night isn’t going to get her out of his system.

On to plan B: uncover the real woman under the diva.

Soon Heather will find out that Seth isn’t just a simple carpenter she can use and lose without consequences. He’ll play the part of the builder, but it’s her walls he intends to break down.

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About Laurelin Paige:

USA Today and New York Times Bestselling Author Laurelin Paige is a sucker for a good romance and gets giddy anytime there’s kissing, much to the embarrassment of her three daughters. Her husband doesn’t seem to complain, however. When she isn’t reading or writing sexy stories, she’s probably singing, watching Game of Thrones or The Walking Dead, or dreaming of Michael Fassbender. She’s also a proud member of Mensa International though she doesn’t do anything with the organization except use it as material for her bio. She is represented by Rebecca Friedman.

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