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Friday, February 16, 2018

Blog Tour: New From Harlequin DARE - Ruled (Review)


The Rebel vs. The Princess

Complete opposites who share the same burning passion!

Jaxon Brady of the Hard Riders MC has sworn to protect Evie Kent from a rival gang. His hard muscles and black leather motorcycle boots are a sharp contrast to the girlie dresses Evie wears for her successful party-planning business. Their instant attraction is magnetic, and their lust keeps them glued to each other’s side…but is it a dangerous distraction?

“Dare is Harlequin’s hottest line yet. Every book should come with a free fan. I dare you to try them!”

—Tiffany Reisz, international bestselling author
Ruled
Hard Riders MC #1
Anne Marsh
Pub Date: 2/1/18
Harlequin DARE
Genre: Romance
Rating: 4/5
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In the first batch of new releases from Harlequin's new imprint, Dare, Anne Marsh's Ruled brings sexy to an extreme new level!

Evie Kent is independent and has the weight of her brother's well-being on her shoulders. Jaxon Brady is a member of the Hard Riders MC, doing his part to keep their territory free of gangs and drugs. There is nothing normal about a woman who plans princess birthday parties falling for an alpha male biker and that's what makes Ruled so compelling. Evie and Jaxon are complete opposites, but somehow come to understand each other so well. Their story shows that sometimes we don't always know what we want until it's right in front of us. Evie thinks she wants someone safe, but Jaxon has naughty bad boy written all over him. Yet, as hard as she tries she can't resist him.

If you enjoyed Clare Connelly's Off Limits, you'll love Ruled! It's a fun, sexy read that keeps you eagerly flipping the pages. The characters are out of the ordinary, but absolutely believable. There's red hot passion and crazy plot twists that make this a smoking hot read you don't want to skip!
*ARC provided in consideration for review*

Read below for an excerpt: Copyright © 2018 Ruled by Anne Marsh


I have to be more cautious. From the rising volume of the squeals emanating from the backyard, cake consumption has concluded and the party will be wrapping up as the sugar highs hit, the early departers fleeing past my RV parked out front. Spotting the princess in an R-rated embrace with a biker would be bad for my business. You can’t be a dirty girl and host children’s birthday parties for a living. The moms will kill you. Fortunately, the moms aren’t mind readers. I’m only a party-perfect princess on the outside. Riding anywhere with Rev would be career suicide.
My bad voice promptly weighs in. But only if you get caught.
“I don’t do bikers.”
Something flashes across Rev’s face. “You don’t get hurt on my watch. I promise.”
“You’re not an ax murderer?”
He reaches into his pocket and pulls out the wallet attached to his belt by a silver chain. Silently, he flips it open and holds it out so I can read his driver’s license. There’s a military ID underneath it, too, the kind of card that gets you into Nellis Air Force Base.
“Your name isn’t Rev.” According to the State of Nevada’s laminated plastic, he’s one Jaxon Brady.
“Road name,” he says tersely.
I examine the license again. He’s also turning thirty-three in four weeks. I bet he won’t be booking a celebratory princess party.
“Wow.” I hand back his wallet. “Former navy?”
He nods, as if it’s no big deal. “SEAL. You’d be safe with me.”
He’s not big on talking. Or negotiating, asking, or sweet-talking. I’ve always trusted my instincts, though, and right now they’re on board with Rev Brady. Completely, totally, 100 percent in favor of getting on this man’s bike and riding off with him. Somewhere. Wherever he wants to go. He’s big and strong and tempting. He’s fought for our country and kept everyone safe.
How bad can he be?
The little voice in my head pipes right up. How bad do you want him to be?
That voice needs a gag.
“Think about it,” he says and then he turns and saunters toward his bike. I stand there, watching his ass the whole way, and wondering why I don’t mind his attitude. He’s scary as shit. He’s not Mr. White Picket Fence and he’s not promising happily ever after, but the man has a fantastic butt and I’m lonely. That’s all it is. I need to get out more, need to make a point of seeing someone.
Someone else.
Anyone else. There are absolutely, positively no bikers anywhere in my future.

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Beauty and the Diamond Thief: Strange Tango (Review)

Diamonds are a thief's best friend

Adam Patrick Henry, professional jewel thief, knows an amateur—and a cheap wig—when he sees one. The mysterious woman across the room is far from a pro, but her good instincts might come in handy on his next job. He could use a partner, and if that partner happens to be irresistible, all the better.




Jessica Hughes has a long way to climb—and a whole lot to prove—before she's back where she belongs. A cruel setup cost Jessica her job and her reputation, and she's not opposed to a disguise and some underhanded tactics if it means getting her life back. But she's no thief, not really, and teaming up with a gorgeous stranger who's clearly up to no good might prove more dangerous than it's worth.

Working a job this big could give Adam and Jessica everything they've ever wanted—if their rocky partnership lasts long enough to carry it off.
Strange Tango
Michelle Dayton
Pub Date: June 2017
Carina Press
Rating: 4/5
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Michelle Dayton brings together an intelligent beauty and street smart thief. Strange Tango takes readers on a round trip across the country as Jessica Hughes seeks to clear her name and help Adam Patrick Henry pull off the biggest diamond heist ever.

Strange Tango is fun and full of intrigue and romance! Jessica and Adam have a chemistry that surpasses the fact that they're on different sides of the law. With his skills and Jessica's savvy the two form a hesitant partnership until the time comes that their interests diverge. Turns out planning a heist brings the two closer than they anticipated. I like that the story moves at a fast pace, but gives you time to really get to know the characters. They have depth that shows what drives them and makes this story the beginning of an intriguing series.

Jessica reminds me of Mia from Julie Anne Lindsey's Geek Girl Mysteries. She's a computer genius at the top her game willing to risk all for truth and justice. If women with brains who are not afraid to take on the world are your cup of tea, then jump into Strange Tango now!
*ARC provided in consideration for review*

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

This New Generation of Superheroes is Superb! (Review)

After the Earth survived annihilation from an asteroid which was destroyed by a group of heroic astronauts, the resultant meteor shower turned Youngstown, Ohio, into a Level 5 impact zone. After a Columbine-like incident in which a superpowered teenager exploded and killed other youngsters, the Foresight Corporation took over Youngstown to find and regulate any other teenagers with emerging powers. Kayla Tate has returned to Youngstown because her parents are scientists for Foresight. Kayla has reunited with her childhood friend, Jonah Watkins, a young man with Down syndrome.







Kayla and Jonah are learning about each other again, as a mysterious new superhuman named Cosmosis has become the Internet sensation as the hero of Youngstown. Kayla discovers that Cosmosis . . . is Jonah! Based on his favorite comic book hero, Jonah is using the secret powers he gained from the meteor shower to help people and fight bad guys. To protect Jonah, and discover the sinister mysteries of her town, Kayla uses her own powers gained from a meteor fragment to fight alongside Jonah as the hero Amina. When Amina and Cosmosis discover that young superpowered people are being kidnapped and trained to become Earth's best line of defense against the possibility of an alien invasion, the two teenage heroes use their abilities to stop Foresight, all the while helping each other navigate through resentment, naivete, and the awkward steps of rekindling their friendship.
Superb Volume 1
Life After the Fallout
David F. Walker; Sheena C. Howard
Pub Date: 1/2/18
Lion Forge
Genre: Graphic Novel
Rating: 4/5
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Superheroes come in all shapes in sizes and from any background. In Superb Volume 1: Life After the Fallout, David F. Walker and Sheena C. Howard explore the rise of enhanced teens after an event causes a meteor shower to devastate Earth.

Youngstown, Ohio is now a Level 5 impact zone. After a teen goes berserk, losing control of his powers, Gomez at Foresight starts an intense search for others. It's his goal to find teens with superhuman powers before they lose control. When Jonah, acting as his favorite comic book superhero Cosmosis, is caught on video camera their search for his true identity begins. His friends Kayla and Abbie are pulled into the fray as they both attempt to help Jonah and fight back against Foresight.

This action packed graphic novel is filled to the brim with an engaging story that fans of X-Men will surely appreciate! Life After the Fallout has so many layers that I'm surprised it could be condensed into this quick read. At some points in the story the writing was a bit disjointed, but once most of the story is exposed it's smooth sailing. I was worried I would not feel a connection to this story because it seems to just drop you in the middle of something big. But reading Catalyst Prime: The Event helped me understand the backstory. Now, I'm excited to see where this series leads!
*ARC provided in consideration for review*

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Daisy Wickens Sets Up Shop in Ottercombe Bay! (Review)

Escape to the Devon coast, with Part Two of a brand-new four-part serial from the author of Willow Cottage.

Daisy Wickens has returned to Ottercombe Bay, the picturesque Devon town where her mother died when she was a girl. She plans to leave as soon as her great uncle’s funeral is over, but Great Uncle Reg had other ideas. He’s left Daisy a significant inheritance – an old building in a state of disrepair, which could offer exciting possibilities, but to get it she must stay in Ottercombe Bay for twelve whole months.

With the help of a cast of quirky locals, a few gin cocktails and a black pug with plenty of attitude, Daisy might just turn this into something special. But can she ever hope to be happy among the ghosts of her past?
Ottercombe Bay - Part 2
Gin and Trouble
Bella Osborne
Pub Date: 2/22/18
Avon
Rating: 4/5
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The second part of the Ottercombe Bay mini-series continues as Daisy Wickens decides how she will spend her required year in Ottercombe Bay. Bella Osborne brings a little mystery to this fun read as Daisy is the victim of an unsolved burglary and questions about her mother's death remained unanswered.

This part of the story dragged a little bit, but the plot continues to expand. With some help Daisy decides to turn the old train station into a year-round gin and hot chocolate bar. Though her interactions with Max are turbulent, his determination to help renovate the railway station puts them on more peaceful terms. Now that Daisy has support and a direction, maybe this year won't be so bad after all.

I am absolutely dying to see what happens next in Daisy's journey! Even though her perspective looks much more positive, she still has challenges to overcome. The allusions to Daisy's past and her mother's death are definitely part of what keeps me coming back. Exploring the town with is quirky characters and Daisy's mishaps is another. I'm remaining somewhat reserved in my expectations in case Bella Osborne throws in a curveball, or two.

The four-part Ottercombe Bay mini-series is perfect for readers who want a quick engaging story to get lost in for an hour or so!
*ARC provided in consideration for review*

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Friday, February 9, 2018

A Dark Suspense with Twists and Turns: The Lucky Ones (Review)

They called themselves “the lucky ones”

They were seven children either orphaned or abandoned by their parents and chosen by legendary philanthropist and brain surgeon Dr. Vincent Capello to live in The Dragon, his almost magical beach house on the Oregon Coast. Allison was the youngest of the lucky ones living an idyllic life with her newfound family…until the night she almost died, and was then whisked away from the house and her adopted family forever.

Now, thirteen years later, Allison receives a letter from Roland, Dr. Capello’s eldest son, warning her that their father is ill and in his final days. Allison knows she must go home again and confront the ghosts of her past. She’s determined to find out what really happened that fateful night—was it an accident, or, as she’s always suspected, did one of her beloved family members try to kill her?

But digging into the past can reveal horrific truths, and when Allison pieces together the story of her life, she learns the terrible secret at the heart of the family she once loved but never really knew.
The Lucky Ones
Tiffany Reisz
Pub Date: 2/13/18
MIRA
Genre: Suspense
Rating: 5/5
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Tiffany Reisz has created a wonderfully dark, suspenseful read. The Lucky Ones takes readers inside an old family home, known as The Dragon, as its residents prepare to say goodbye to their adoptive father.

Dr. Capello, neurosurgeon and philanthropist, opened his home to foster unwanted children with behavioral issues. Allison was offered a place at The Dragon when she was seven years old and couldn't adjust in the home where she was placed after her mother died. However, before she could become his fourth adopted child, she was pushed down the stairs and sent to live with her elderly aunt. 13 years later, Roland Capello, asks her to return in order to say goodbye to their father. Along with the happy memories that come rushing back is the reminder that someone tried to kill her. With trepidation, Allison returns to the only place she ever felt at home and loved. The feeling of belonging and memories she had forgotten about that fateful day keep her at The Dragon to finally get answers.

The Lucky Ones is completely original and consuming. The plot drew me in with the promise of a mystery and satisfied me with unconventional romance and a few surprise twists. Allison is an underdog character determined to regain some sense of happiness in her life. I loved reading her story because it's imaginative and thrilling. Her relationship with her former foster siblings provides a bubble of light humor against the darkness of the rest of the story. As Allison navigates her past she discovers more than her fair share of dangerous secrets. Every turn in the novel is fueled by suspense and feels like tragedy waiting to strike.

By the end of the novel I had so many feels I had to take a moment to soak it all in! This is a story I can read a thousand times and never get over. The Lucky Ones is a fast-paced suspense that will keep you on your toes to the very end!
*ARC provided in consideration for review*
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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

A Shining Debut: The Queen of Hearts (Review)

A debut novel set against a background of hospital rounds and life-or-death decisions that pulses with humor and empathy and explores the heart's capacity for forgiveness...

Zadie Anson and Emma Colley have been best friends since their early twenties, when they first began navigating serious romantic relationships amid the intensity of medical school. Now they're happily married wives and mothers with successful careers--Zadie as a pediatric cardiologist and Emma as a trauma surgeon. Their lives in Charlotte, North Carolina are chaotic but fulfilling, until the return of a former colleague unearths a secret one of them has been harboring for years.





As chief resident, Nick Xenokostas was the center of Zadie's life--both professionally and personally--throughout a tragic chain of events in her third year of medical school that she has long since put behind her. Nick's unexpected reappearance during a time of new professional crisis shocks both women into a deeper look at the difficult choices they made at the beginning of their careers. As it becomes evident that Emma must have known more than she revealed about circumstances that nearly derailed both their lives, Zadie starts to question everything she thought she knew about her closest friend.
The Queen of Hearts
Kimmery Martin
Pub Date: 2/13/18
Berkley
Genre: Women's Fiction
Rating: 4/5
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The Queen of Hearts is one intense debut from Kimmery Martin! Readers will be instantly pulled into Zadie and Emma's fierce friendship and their turbulent time as medical students in the ER.

Switching between past and present in alternating voices, The Queen of Hearts dives into Zadie and Emma's personal and professional lives as it leads them to the moment Dr. X returns. Zadie is a married mother of four and a pediatric cardiologist. Emma is a married mother of one and a trauma surgeon. They have been best friends forever, but there are secrets regarding a traumatic experience in their third year of med school that could threaten their friendship. Dr. X's return brings those memories and guilt surging forward. When all is exposed, both Zadie and Emma learn what's really at stake.

This is the kind of story where you know what's coming, but still, it hurts to read it. You may not know how everything is going to go down, or what exactly the secret is, but the story provides a building block of clues to soften the blow that inevitably comes. As imperfect humans, sometimes we want what we shouldn't and desire what others have because of our own insecurities. Kimmery Martin explores such notions and more in this heartbreaking medical drama. It's an insightful and engaging read that once I started reading I had to race to finish! It pulled me in with the promise of an authentic inside look at medical students in hospital rounds and kept me invested in the lives of wholly human characters.

The Queen of Hearts is drama filled and really makes you feel for the characters. This is a shining debut you can't miss!
*ARC received via First to Read*
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