Friday, June 27, 2014

BLOG TOUR: Escaping Heartbreak by Regina Bartley

It’s time for Sawyer to start living her life. Since she was fifteen she has taken care of everyone but herself, including her older brother Dane. She has been lying to herself to keep from feeling the pain of her parent’s death. Now she is twenty and she’s ready to start a life of her own. Moving into her parent’s lake house would be the perfect escape. Wouldn’t it? That’s what she thought. Only, it led her right into the emotional place she’s been hiding from all this time. All of those years of running from her feelings, she now has to face them. It’s too much. She can’t deal with it alone. Someone has to help. She’ll do anything to escape the heartbreak, but you can only run so far. 

Travis can’t believe his eyes; his half-opened, blood shot eyes. Sawyer Evans was in the flesh and standing over him. He hadn’t seen this girl since he was ten years old. Travis only saw the Evan’s during the summer when they moved into the lake house. He and Dane were best friends. When Dane invited him and the old gang to a welcome back party at the Lake House, he couldn’t wait to go. It turns out getting wasted was only half the fun. Seeing Sawyer was the other half. She was the sexiest girl he’d ever seen and he was going to make sure that she knew it. Only she shot him down time and time again. He’s determined to break down those walls and get inside her head, but he’ll have to be sober to do it, and no matter how hard he tries, she’ll always run. He can’t keep chasing her. He has to figure out a way to make her stay.

It’s time to stop running, stop hiding, and start learning where the true escape lies. Everyone will face heartbreak, but not everyone will find love. 

Stand Alone Novel for ages 18+ due to graphic language, and sexual content.

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Regina lives in Kentucky and is currently releasing her third book. Her books include Chased and Challenged, both of The Graysen Pack Series, as well as her newest book Moonshine. Her true love is writing paranormal, but writing Moonshine made her discover a hidden love for Adult Contemporary Romance. She says that you can expect her to write a little in both worlds. 

She is married with two kids and when she is not writing she is reading and reading and reading. She loves her cat Jacob, who was named after her favorite werewolf. Go figure... If you put her in front of the T.V. she would most likely watch sports, unless The Vampire Diaries is on. Her favorite things are her family, books, football, chocolate, Bruno Mars, and well Bruno Mars, enough said. She loves to keep up with her fans and you can find her several places.

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My review!

This was one of those books that I didn't want to put down.  I found myself getting wrapped up in Sawyer and Travis and I couldn't wait to see where the journey was going to take them.

It's a sweet and wonderful love story, but there is so much more to it.  There is a deeper story about loss, family, pain and heartache.   I think it's also about moving forward.  And while we don't forget the past, we can learn and grow from it.

I give Escaping Heartbreak 4.5 stars!

I'm very much looking forward to more from Regina Bartley, especially when she tells Dane and Wren's story.  Oh, and I've also learned that Waylon will get to tell his story too, which is even more exciting to me because he is a character that I immediately fell in love with and I know he has so much to say.  Read Escaping Heartbreak so you can meet Waylon yourself and see exactly what I mean.  I just know you're going to love him too.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Loving Liberty
by Belinda Boring
New Adult Contemporary

Liberty Montgomery is many things:
A dutiful daughter. Perfect wife-in-training. Easy to manipulate. Compliant.
But secretly she wants more.
For years, Liberty has dreamed of a life filled with opportunities—a life where she makes the decisions, living by her own rules. Unfortunately, her parents have other plans for her, ones that involve her submission and total obedience. Every attempt to break free from their control is met with threats, leaving her feeling trapped. Just when all seems hopeless, Liberty meets Oliver Nichols. With just two words, be brave, he stirs up her secret longings for more . . . friendship, fun, and independence. He almost has her believing her dreams are possible. However, taking a stand can be terrifying when you've spent your entire life pleasing others.
Are some chances worth taking? What would she risk for freedom?

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A homesick Aussie living amongst the cactus and mountains of Arizona, Belinda Boring is a self proclaimed addict of romance and all things swoon worthy. When she's not devouring her latest read, you can find her celebrating her passion for books on her blog The Bookish Snob.
With all that excitement, it wasn’t long before she began writing, pouring her imagination and creativity into the stories she dreams. Whether urban fantasy, paranormal romance or romance in general, Belinda strives to share great plots with heart and characters that you can’t help but connect with. Of course, she wouldn’t be Belinda without adding heroes she hopes will curl your toes. Surrounded by a supportive cast of family, friends and the man she gives her heart and soul to, Belinda is living the good life.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Breaking Kate by D. Kelly

It was probably months ago that D. Kelly approached me about reading Breaking Kate.  At the time, I had a fairly long list of ARC's and beta reading to do, so I pushed her off.  Lucky for me, she didn't give up on me and sent me a copy right before my vacation.  Well, I didn't do much reading on vacation but finally started it last weekend.  And then I kicked myself for not getting to it sooner.

I'll start by saying this was definitely a 5 Star read for me.  Romance, intrigue, suspense.  A lot of back story.  It grabbed my attention pretty quickly with the prologue and for that reason, I can't tell you much about the story itself because I wanted you to be as taken in as I was.

Obviously it's about someone named Kate.  The things that she goes through in her life are...amazing.  Yeah, that's the word I'll use - amazing.  There's love and loss.  Heartache and hope.  And a few steamy scenes as well.

One of my favorite parts of Breaking Kate involves a tattoo.  The tattoo actually plays a pretty big part in the story and since I don't want to give anything away, I'm not going to tell you much about it.  The teaser I posted below is actually a combination of two scenes.  I think it will tell you a little about why I love it, but doesn't give anything away.

Breaking Kate is #1 in the Acceptance Series.  #2 isn't due out until later this year, but to get us through the summer, D. Kelly has written a novella which ties into the series.  This novella, Catching Kate will be available on July 7th.

Here's a teaser to get you in the mood!

I highly recommend that you put Breaking Kate on your TBR list.  And if it's already on your list, move it closer to the top so you can read it ASAP!

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Friday, June 13, 2014

BLOG TOUR: Crush Series by Lacey Weatherford

Crush by Lacey Weatherford
Book 1 - Crush Series

Cami Wimberley has a plan, and that plan includes no room for boys—especially the big time party animal, Hunter Wilder, no matter how handsome and charismatic he is. She’s beautiful, a senior, extremely talented, gets good grades, and is working her way toward her dream college to be a musical theater major. Everything is perfect.

Hunter Wilder does not want a girlfriend—that would complicate his life way too much right now. He especially doesn’t want this girl, Miss-Goody-Two-Shoes, so how come he can’t keep his eyes off her? He tries to keep her at arms length, but fate seems to keep pushing them together. Before long, it’s obvious to everyone they’re crushing on each other. 

As sparks begin to fly, Hunter finds himself sinking deeper and deeper into hot water. Soon he’s scrambling to keep Cami from discovering his dark secret—one that can destroy their entire relationship.


Smitten by Lacey Weatherford
Book 2 - Crush Series

Life is good. Cami is away at her dream college with her dream man by her side. She thinks if she can just get through with meeting Hunter’s family that everything will be perfect. Little does she know that life’s about to turn upside down again when Hunter is called to infiltrate a gang whose specialty is chopping and racing cars. His contact happens to be a beautiful curvy girl who is the gang leader’s sister and he has to pose as her boyfriend. Communication with Cami is basically forbidden to help keep his cover.

Hunter, however, can’t stand being away from the girl he really loves, and he sneaks away one night to meet her across town. He doesn’t know the gang leader, Ripper, has suspicions about him already and he’s following him to see where he goes. He surprises Hunter and Cami, and Hunter quickly introduces her as his foster sister who is having some car trouble. He thinks all is well until he discovers he has one serious problem. Ripper likes Cami and decides to pursue her, drawing her into the same dangerous world he’s supposed to bring down.

Can he keep his cover without having Cami get caught in the crossfire? Will the two of them survive having to watch each other fake it in the arms of another? Or will their hot stolen kisses destroy everything?


Love by Lacey Weatherford
Book 3 - Crush Series

Living happily ever after has always been part of the plan for Cami and Dylan, but when strange things begin happening around the Wilcock household, Cami simply believes she’s becoming forgetful. 

However, when the incidents begin to escalate, both are left feeling vulnerable. Unable to figure out what’s going on, Dylan delves deeper into the mysterious happenings. But when the truth comes out, he finds himself faced with the biggest decision of his life—how far will he go to protect the one he loves?