Thursday, June 30, 2016

Reckless Hearts blog tour

Title: Reckless Hearts

Series: Oak Harbor #2

Author: Melody Grace

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: June 27, 2016




“When you’re ready for a real man to show you what it feels like, you just let me know.”


It should be the offer of a lifetime: sexy craftsman Will Montgomery wants to rock my world, and boy, does he know what to do with his hands – and that filthy, delicious mouth of his…


Only problem is, I don’t believe in relationships. And Will has ‘boyfriend material’ written all over his chiseled, hunky abs. He was supposed to be an impulse fling, but now he’s shown up in Oak Harbor, NC, to put down roots, and he’s determined to make me com…mit.


I’ve been hurt before. Love always ends in tears and tequila, but Will seems different. He’s charming and funny, and did I mention that miraculous mouth of his? Despite all my better judgment, I’m falling. Hard. But can something this good turn out to be true? Or will old scars keep us from building a future together? For the first time ever, maybe I want to be proven wrong...


A sexy, heart-felt stand-alone with a guaranteed happy ending from New York Times bestselling author, Melody Grace!













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4 stars!

The beginning of Reckless Hearts had me hooked! That first kiss had me smiling with giddiness at the level of balls Delilah had. I mean come on, a sexy man helps you out and you kiss him?! I want to do that!! 

Delilah is trying to keep her heart intact after her father had cheated on her mother years before. She has major trust issues since then and won't open up to any man. Will is running from his life in New York, and we don't know what that life is until almost the very end. And boy, what a doozie!

Will had me from the moment he moved to Oak Harbor based on Delilah's description of the place. I just knew he would be a man easily fallen for. And I did. Or Delilah did, okay we both did. Ha! 

The side characters were intriguing as well. I especially took an interest in Sawyer....he seems like he would be a hoot!! I'll be going back to each book and reading that's for sure!!

I'm so glad I took a chance and signed up for Reckless Hearts, it was a well written book with good steam and very likable characters.




"Reckless Hearts is sexy, sweet, and the perfect summer read! Melody Grace has outdone herself!” - Corinne Michaels, USA Today bestselling author


"Sweet, sexy deliciousness. Reckless Hearts had me in a constant swoon! This is a summer must read!" A.L. Jackson, NYT Bestselling Author





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Melody Grace is the New York Times bestselling author of the Beachwood Bay series. A small-town girl turned SoCal beach lover, after spending her life with her nose in a book, she decided it was time she wrote one herself. She loves steamy romance novels, happily-ever-afters, and lusting after fictional menfolk. She lives in LA with her two kittens, Bucky Barnes and Steve Rogers.


















There is a giveaway for a $10 Amazon gift card + a signed paperback of Reckless Hearts

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Broken Love by Jillian Dodd Blog Tour!



Cade & Palmer’s story is FINALLY here!

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After years of crushing and many failed seduction attempts, Palmer Montlake had finally scored the sexy Cade Crawford. Both a little drunk when they got back to her place, they were frantic with need, their desire intense.
But as the night progressed, the hot-mess hookup morphed to sweet lovemaking.
The kind neither had ever experienced.

But they were destined for heartbreak.
She was his best friend’s little sister.
He was her talent agent.
And they were dating in secret.
When they got into a wicked fight and broke up, all hell broke loose.
The kind neither have recovered from.

Six years later, they still hate each other.
But the universe seems to keep throwing them together.
When they catch the bouquet and garter at a mutual friend’s wedding, sparks fly between them — their chemistry undeniable.

Will they get a second chance? Or will they be left with a broken love?

BROKEN LOVE is a STANDALONE, CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE NOVEL following Cade and Palmer from the USA Today Bestseller, Vegas Love.

The Love Series is a series of STANDALONE novels featuring a different Crawford sibling. They can be read by themselves. However if you do wish to read them all, they are best enjoyed in order.

Christy's Review:

4 stars!

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“Love is based on strong emotions and that strong emotions polarize us. That’s why I can both love Palmer and hate her at the same time. And right now, I hate that I still love her.”

There is something about Jillian Dodd’s writing I just love. I always read her books much too fast because I’m having too much fun to slow down. This book was sexy, sweet, fun and once I started it, I didn’t want to stop reading. I was taken by the second chance romance of Cade and Palmer! Not only is this a second chance romance, but it’s a brother’s best friend book as well. Double win in my book :)

I loved the Crawford brothers when I met them in Vegas Love, so when I saw the next book was Cade Crawford’s, I scooped it up. Cade is the oldest of the Crawford siblings and he’s been in love with the same woman for years. Her name is Palmer Montlake. Things didn’t work out the first time around for them. Partly because of a fight they had, but more in part because Parker’s older brother was Cade’s best friend.

Parker and Cade have kept their distance over the years, but 6 years later when their paths start to cross again, they can’t help themselves. The fire and the spark these two always felt is still there. Their chemistry is still intense. And all those old feelings they had come back stronger than ever.

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“The passion I feel now is bolder. It’s audacious, dauntless. Every touch – every kiss – is familiar, but it’s laced with the kind of desperation only true love can bring.”

After finishing this book I am dying for not only a Carter Crawford book, but PIKE! I need more PIKE! I loved Palmer’s overprotective brother and I’m really hoping Jillian decides to write about him! This story was not only written in Palmer and Cade’s POV, but there were some chapters with Pike’s so you really got to know the guy and got to get in his head. What I know I love and I want more!

Broken Love is the perfect summer read. If you’re looking for a fun book that will leave a huge grin on your face with a swoony hero, a great heroine, steamy scenes and tons of sweetness- pick this one up!

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We clink our glasses together then down the shots. The groomsman passes me a lime wedge, but I shake my head, causing him to pull me aside.
“My name’s Jared,” he says with a cocky smirk.
“I thought this was supposed to be a no-names night?” I reply, giving him shit, even though I have no interest in him.
“It is. But for you, I’ll make an exception. You need to know what name to say when I make you scream later.”
Cade comes up from behind Jared, clamping his big hand down on Jared’s skinny shoulder.
Jared glances back at Cade. They share some kind of a look that causes Jared to immediately ditch me. He saunters over to Tory and throws his arm around her, which earns him a hint of a smile from Cade.
“So does this mean you’re not married?” Tory asks Jared.
“Nope, I’m single as a Pringle,” he replies.
I expect Cade to say something to me, but instead he turns away.
I’m not sure what just happened, but I think it was some guy-code thing.
And it pisses me off.
Tory sees the rage on my face, takes my hand, and drags me off to the bathroom.
“What’s wrong?”
“Did you see that!?” I rant, as we step inside the ladies’ room, finding a long line. “Cade cock blocked me! Not that I wanted that guy’s cock, because you already called dibs on it, but Cade didn’t know that!”
“Since you don’t have a cock,” she replies. “I think it’s called blocking the box.”
“Oh, no,” the girl in front of us says. “It’s called twat blocking.”
“I thought it was boxed,” another woman says.
“Baseball players call cock blocking stealing signs.”
A voice from inside one of the stalls yells out, “It’s called clam jamming.”
Pretty soon everyone in the bathroom is giving us their opinions.
“Twat swatting or twat stopping.”
“Beaver dammed.”
I shake my head at Tory. “Whatever. It really shouldn’t matter what part you have. I got cock blocked because I will be having no cock tonight.”
“There’s still time,” Tory says. “You can have the groomsman. You need to get laid worse than I do, honey. It’s been far too long.”
“But why would he cock block me and then walk away?!”
As soon as the words tumble out of my mouth, Cade’s mother steps out of one of the stalls.
I put my head down, hoping she won’t notice me and, thankfully, she squeezes past us without saying a word.
“Holy buckets,” Tory says when the door closes behind her. “Wasn’t that his mother?”
“Uh, yeah. You can kill me now.”

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Want to meet the other brother?
Vegas Love

Author Information
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Jillian Dodd grew up on a farm in Nebraska, where she developed a love for Midwestern boys and Nebraska football. She has drank from a keg in a cornfield, attended the University of Nebraska, got to pass her candle, and did have a boy ask her to marry him in a bar. She met her own prince in college, and they have two amazing children, a Maltese named Sugar Bear, and two Labrador puppies named Camber Lacy and Cali Lucy. She is the author of the That Boy Trilogy and The Keatyn Chronicles Series.



Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Into the Nothing by BT Urruela

Title: Into the Nothing

Series: Broken Outlaw #1

Author: BT Urruela

Release Date: June 21, 2016

Xander Evans has been on the road for many years. Never settling. Always moving from one place to another, unable to let go of his past. He lived a tragic childhood, spending most of those years in foster care. He's never felt like he's had a home. That is until he stops in the small town of Truman Valley, Missouri, where he meets a woman who will change everything he's ever known.

Paige Watson has it all. A loving family, beautiful home, and a great career. The only thing she's love. After escaping an abusive relationship, she opens her heart up to a stranger. He is unlike any man she's ever met. He came into her life and turned it completely upside down. Everything is perfect. That is, until one fateful night.

A night that would tear the Watson family apart, never to be put back together again. 

A night that would send Xander away to prison for life.


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Into the Nothing is a romance that leans towards the suspenseful/mysterious side. The prologue of the book pulled me in straight away. Our hero is currently serving time for a crime he did not commit. After that prologue, we go back in time a few years to see what happened to put him in this position that changed his life forever.

I won't talk too much about the story, I’ll let you read it for yourself but I will say that BT’s writing is strong. The story was intriguing. It had parts that were sexy and sweet, and other parts that were mysterious and gritty. I thought the male POV was written perfectly. There was a lot about this story I liked, but I didn’t connect to Paige as I wished I would. That was probably the thing I had trouble with the most. I find it so hard to love a book when I never click with one of the main characters.

The story started as a sweet romance with some fun moments. You could see that Xander and Paige both had some things in their past that made them a little broken, but they were both starting to open up about themselves. The story continues and things start to get a little crazy. Here comes the suspenseful parts of the story… My heart broke for both Xander and Paige and the situation they were both put in. My mind was racing as I tried to figure out what really happened.

As I was really starting to get into the story towards the end, I felt like it wrapped up so quickly my head was spinning. I do have to point out that one of the big reveals at the end totally shocked me. That ‘who done it moment’ I thought I had figured out… yeah, I was totally wrong. I love it when a book surprises me.

There were parts of this story I loved, and other parts that were a miss for me, but overall I think it was a good read and I’m looking forward to reading more of BT’s works in the future. I think his writing is wonderful and he has a ton of potential. I’m especially excited to read A Lover’s Lament as I’ve only heard wonderful things about it!

I would recommend this to those of you that like romantic suspense and a strong male POV. I give it a solid 3.5 stars.

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"How about twenty questions?" I ask.

"I hate twenty questions."

"How about five questions, then?"

He cracks a smile and lifts an eyebrow. "How about three?"


"So, have I mentioned how much I fucking hate Tuesdays?" Brandi's voice cuts right between us. Xander looks relieved.

Me? Not so much. "Damn it, Brandi!"


"Oh nothing. Can you grab me Fireball though? Pretty please. Two of them." I look at Xander. "You're taking one."

"Three. I am too, bitch! Fuck Tuesdays!" Brandi calls out from across the bar as she begins filling the shot glasses from the Fireball chiller.

"Question one. You said you’ve been traveling for a while now, right? Do you ever get tired of it? Ever feel like settling?”

"Damn. Starting out with the heavy hitters, huh?" He eyes the shot glasses as if hoping it will somehow make them fill faster.

"Need me to go easier on you? Maybe a finger or two first before I go in with the whole fist?"

He looks at me in disbelief. "Did you really just say that?"

"Just answer the question, two fingers or three?"

BT Urruela was an infantryman in the US Army from August 2004 until February 2011. At the end of a year long tour to Baghdad, Iraq, his vehicle was hit by two roadside bombs, which took his right leg below the knee and the life of his commander. He was awarded a Purple Heart for his wounds, an Army Commendation Medal, and Combat Infantryman's Badge. He medically retired from the Army in 2011 and moved to Tampa, FL where he currently works as a Director and Brand Ambassador for VETSports, a veteran community sports nonprofit he co-founded in 2012. He also conducts motivational speeches, works as a cover and fitness model and he's a personal performance trainer. He co-wrote the military romance novel A Lover's Lament and will be releasing his debut solo novel, Into the Nothing, on June 21st, 2016.

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