Tuesday, July 25, 2017

All or Nothing at All (Billionaire Builders #3) by Jennifer Probst

Tristan Pierce left the family business to carve out a life of his own, but never forgot his passionate affair with the much younger, inexperienced Sydney Green, or the hurtful break-up that tore him apart. When he’s forced to return home and face his past, will he be able to carve out a future, or will lies ruin his second chance at love? 

Sydney Green loved Tristan her entire life, but when he left, he took not only her heart, but her trust with him. Now that they’re together again, it’s time they both face the biggest secret of all….

“Property Brothers meets small-town sexy with a twist of sweet.”
−Publishers Weekly

“Probst’s final book in her Billionaire Builders Series is a gut-wrenching, intensely emotional, second-chance romance. The fast-paced dialogue vividly details every emotive scene…The stars and little girl costar are unforgettable, and the series tie-up is exceptional.”
RT Book Reviews, 4 star review

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Finally! Tristan Pierce's story is here and I couldn't been more excited! I'm a fan of this series and All or Nothing at All is a great second chance story that is filled with chemistry and lots of drama and secrets. Oh, all the drama...

Sydney Green has been in love with Tristan Pierce since a teen. But Tristan never saw her in that way, just a kid who follows him around. But when he started to notice Sydney, things between started to heat up, but it was kept quiet from his family. And when trouble hits the Pierce family, Tristan takes off and leave Sydney behind.

Seven years later, Sydney is all grown up, a mother and has moved on from Tristan (or she wants to think) and having to work together proves hard for them. Ignoring each other the past year since Tristan has returned is not working.

Eventually, these two slowly become friends again and a little more, but when secrets come to surface, it changes everything! I honestly wasn't the biggest fan of Sydney--to me her secret is unforgivable, but I can see why she played it out that way. Overall, All or Nothing at All is an angsty and steamy read, that gives all the Pierce brothers their HEA! 

Monday, July 24, 2017

Stubborn as a Mule (Sex and Sweet Tea, #2) by Juliette Poe

Down in Whynot, NC, there are three things that hold true: 1) life moves just a little bit slower, 2) family means everything, and 3) you don’t mess with history.

When his family decides to sell a home that’s been part of their history for over a century, Lowe Mancinkus is madder than a hornet. To add insult to injury, the woman who purchased it is some fancy pants, city girl looking to fix it up and sell it off. Doesn’t matter that she’s sexy as hell or that just being near her gets his blood racing like never before. That home belongs to his family, or at least it did until she came to town.

Well that just won’t do, now will it?

From the moment that she laid eyes on the historical home in rural North Carolina, Melinda Rothschild knew Mainer House was something special. The perfect escape from life in New York City, Melinda signed the papers and set to work restoring the house to its natural beauty. That is until an angry Lowe showed up on her doorstep one day. With a scowl on his handsome, chiseled face. And a shotgun in his strong, muscular arms.

Is it getting hot in here?

Melinda’s about to get a lesson on life in the south, but Lowe is about to learn a lesson of his own – this city girl doesn’t back down from a fight.

4.5 Sweet Southern Stars

I love everything about this book and series. I can't get enough of the beautiful covers and the sweet southern charm of the people of Whynot. And getting Lowe and Melinda's story couldn't have been sweeter (and funny)!

Lowe and Mely

Lowe Mancinkus may seem like a trouble, but the man is just trying to prove a point when it comes to his family home, the Mainer House. And when the beautiful and sassy, Melinda, buys their family home, Lowe will do anything to make her life difficult! But Lowe will soon learn that putting any kind of kink in Mely's plan to remodel the Mainer House won't be easy. Mely is just as stubborn as him!

Not only does the banter between Lowe and Mely will make you laugh, but their chemistry is off the chart. These two are so opposite, but they complement each other perfectly. The city girl and small town boy will soon realize working together is not so bad after all. They both may be stubborn when it comes to about everything, but there is one thing they can't deny...their attraction. 

Again, Stubborn as a Mule is a sweet, fun and humorous read. And as always, it's leaves me wanting to more...

“Looking good, Lowe Mancinkus,” I hear a woman call out as I stretch upward to paint the top of the frame around the window. Turning my head to look over my shoulder, I see Lynette Carnes getting ready to walk into Sweet Cakes across the street. She’s our town’s very own Daisy Duke. By that, I mean she struts around in miniscule jean shorts, high heels, and a sleeveless blouse tied off just underneath her very ample chest.
She’s definitely nice to look at, although she doesn’t have much going on above the cleavage.
“Morning, Lynette,” I call back. “Lookin’ good yourself.”
She grins and blows a kiss at me before walking into Larkin’s shop.
The front door opens and Mely steps out onto the porch, carrying a cup of coffee. There’s no doubt in my mind she witnessed that exchange from the other side of the doorway. It’s obvious by the pinched expression she has on her face. Still, she brings the coffee over to me and sets it on the porch rail.
“Thanks, darlin’,” I tell her as I go back to brushing paint over the layer of primer I’d put on a few hours ago. I’d decided to work half a day here at Mainer House, not because I was anxious to get the work done, but because I wanted to be around Melinda Rothschild.
She may not be strutting around in little shorts and a low-cut blouse, but she is most definitely a prettier picture than I’ve ever seen around these parts. She’s wearing a white sundress with a halter top, and her shoulders are lightly tanned with tiny freckles. Her legs are long, bare, and perfectly adorned with nothing more than a pair of simple white sandals. Her silky blonde hair is pulled away from her face at the top of her head and she looks like a breath of fresh air.
Mely leans against the porch rail, crosses her arms low under her breasts, and watches me work for a minute. I wonder if she likes what she sees.
I think so.
There was going to be another kiss last night if Morri hadn’t managed to ruin that little moment. And while I’d never stoop to mention this to Mely, I’m pretty sure he’d been hovering at the top of the stairs, just waiting to ruin it.
“Much better than hot pink,” Mely says as I continue to apply paint to the casing. I have no clue what the hell I was thinking when I painted her house pink. It was an attention getter and since the two people whose attention it got were Mely and Judge Bowe, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out I might have been pulling on her metaphorical pigtails a bit.
“I should have this finished by tomorrow,” I tell her. “Then all will be right again.”
“Odd since it took you a single night to do the damage,” she quips. I don’t look back at her, but I hear the laughter in her voice.
“Well, neon pink isn’t all that easy to cover up,” I tell her with a laugh.
She snickers and I can’t believe she was trying to get me thrown in jail last week. My how the mighty have fallen.
“When in Rome and all that,” Mely says and I turn to look at her from my perch on the ladder. She jerks her chin over her shoulder in the direction of Sweet Cakes. “Is that the standard southern girl uniform?”
Chuckling, I cut my eyes over to Sweet Cakes where sexy Lynette just disappeared into. I’m not about to tell Mely that I have actual carnal knowledge about that southern girl, even if it was back in my younger years.
Looking back to Mely, I take in her stylishly sweet dress that doesn’t reveal much but is still sexy at the same time. Giving her a wink, I say, “There’s nothing standard about you, Melinda Rothschild, so I’m advising you to stay away from that look. I think you’re mighty fine just the way you are.”

About the Author
Juliette Poe is the sweet and swoony alter ego of New York Times Best Selling author, Sawyer Bennett.

A fun-loving southern girl, Juliette knows the allure of sweet tea, small towns, and long summer nights, that some of the best dates end sitting on the front porch swing, and that family is top priority. She brings love in the south to life in her debut series, Sex & Sweet Tea.

When Juliette isn’t delivering the sweetest kind of romance, she’s teaching her southern belle daughter the fine art of fishing, the importance of wearing Chucks, and the endless possibilities of a vivid imagination.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Wallflowers: Double Trouble (Wallflowers Series #2) by C.P. Smith

Book #2 in the Wallflower Series. Recommend you read Book #1 to follow story.

“ ’Tis better to never have loved and lost than to live with the regret of your stupidity.” ~ Sienna Miller, Wallflower

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, or in this case, Wallflowers to behave. Then again . . .

Sienna Miller spent her whole life being the odd woman out. Shunned and misunderstood by her family, she finally has a chance for a new start thanks to Calla and Poppy, her Wallflower sisters. Now all she needs is a Prince Charming.

Bo Strawn is a cop with a troubled past. He’s stubborn and set in his ways until a certain Wallflower shakes up his life for good. Bo’s finally got a shot at happily ever after. That is, he’s got a shot if he can solve a mystery surrounding the Wallflowers and keep his headstrong woman off the back of a horse.

Rated mature for language and sexual content.

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4 Wallflower Stars

I've been a fan of this author since her first book and I couldn't wait to get more of the Wallflower ladies. The friends who call themselves "wallflowers" are hilarious, sassy and always looking for trouble--or maybe trouble just followed them around. Calla, Poppy and Sienna are three ladies who I would love to hang out with!

Sienna Miller is truly the funniest wallflower in the bunch. When she finds herself caught up in crazy shenanigans, Bo Strawn, is not far behind to save this woman from her troubles. There is something about the sassy Sienna that drives Bo insane and falling for more. But he thinks he's no good for her and pushes her away. But that doesn't last long...

When Bo is determined to get what he wants, he gets it. Bo is the ultimate alpha-male. And Sienna has no chance but to give into him. Their chemistry is funny, sweet and oh-so-sexy!  

Double Trouble is a fun read that has plenty of steam and mystery to solve. Looking forward in more in this series.


#1 – Wallflowers: Three of a Kind 

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About the Author
CP Smith lives in Oklahoma with her husband and five children. She loves football, reading, and card games. Writing for her is about escape. She writes what she loves to read, and leaves the rest to those with better imaginations.

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Trust by Kylie Scott

Being young is all about the experiences: the first time you skip school, the first time you fall in love…the first time someone holds a gun to your head.

After being held hostage during a robbery at the local convenience store, seventeen-year-old Edie finds her attitude about life shattered. Unwilling to put up with the snobbery and bullying at her private school, she enrolls at the local public high school, crossing paths with John. The boy who risked his life to save hers.

While Edie’s beginning to run wild, however, John’s just starting to settle down. After years of partying and dealing drugs with his older brother, he’s going straight—getting to class on time, and thinking about the future.

An unlikely bond grows between the two as John keeps Edie out of trouble and helps her broaden her horizons. But when he helps her out with another first—losing her virginity—their friendship gets complicated.

Meanwhile, Edie and John are pulled back into the dangerous world they narrowly escaped. They were lucky to survive the first time, but this time they have more to lose—each other.

4 Trusting Stars!

Oh wow! Ms. Scott had me hooked in the prologue. I'm a fan of YA books and Trust is one that is real and gives the feel of what teens face these days. These characters are flawed and far from perfect. A fantastic read from start to end!

Edie is your typical seventeen-year old girl. She's not the "skinny-mini" type of girl or the most popular. She's just the average teen trying to get through life under the radar. But one night changes her life forever and ends up bonding with the one boy, who she never thought would look her way. 

John has been known as the bad boy. The drug dealer who is going no where in life, but when he ends up saving Edie in a robbery, their lives become connected. As Edie starts to spiral out from the aftermath of being robbed, John is there every step of the way to steer her in the right direction. And it also helps him get his life back on track with their friendship. 

Trust is a read that will keep you entertained to the very end. You will feel every emotion and feels that these characters go through. I thoroughly enjoyed this read.

“You were going to give it up to Duncan Dickerson?” he sneered. “Are you serious?”
I halted, staring at him. This was not good. “How do you know about that?”
“Anders overheard you and Hang talking.”
“Well?” he demanded, acting all authoritarian. Idiot.
“To be fair, I didn’t know his last name was Dickerson,” I said. “That’s unfortunate. Though, I wasn’t actually planning on marrying him, so . . .”
“Not funny.”
I shrugged.
“You barely know the guy.”
“Um, yeah. None of your concern. We’re not talking about this.” How mortifying! My face burned bright. People should just gather around and cook s’mores. “I appreciate that we’re friends. You mean a lot to me. But this is going to have to fall under definitely none of your damn business, so go away please.”
“We’re talking about it.” He advanced a step.
“No we are not.” And I retreated.
“You were going to let a complete stranger touch you.” Advance.
Retreat. “People do it all the time. You do it all the time.”
“But you don’t,” he said, taking the final step, backing me up against the side of his car and getting all in my face. “Edie, this is your first time we’re talking about. Isn’t it?”
“Yes, and it’s going to be messy and painful and probably horribly embarrassing and I just want it over and done with.” I tried to meet his eyes but failed, settling for a spot on his right shoulder. “You’re not a girl; you wouldn’t understand. Also, last time I checked, you’re not the gatekeeper of my hymen, John Cole. So back the fuck off.”
He said nothing.
Deep, calming breaths. “Look, someday I’ll meet someone I really like and we’ll have a deep and meaningful relationship and go at it like bunnies. But I don’t want to be the dumb virgin in that scenario.”
He slowly shook his head.
“Also, I do not want to die a virgin.”
“What? What the hell are you talking about?”
“Hey, you and I both know death can occur at any time.”
“This is crazy.”
“I’m seeing a therapist!” I told his shoulder. “I don’t know if you noticed, but I’m a little bit messed up these days. It’s hard for me to trust people. That’s not going to change anytime soon.”
He screwed up his face at me. “Wha—”
“I’m just trying to be practical.”
“Well, you’re being ridiculous. None of this makes sense.”
“It does to me.”
Again, he said nothing.
In fact, he said nothing for so long that I finally looked him in the eye. The anger had left him, replaced by an emotion I didn’t recognize. Worst of all, he still smelled like summer. A little sweat and the open night air, everything I loved. Liked. I meant liked.
“What?” I said, finally.

He let loose a breath. “I’ll do it.”

About the Author
Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. You can learn more about Kylie from http://www.kylie-scott.com/

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Kiss My Boots (Coming Home #2) by Harper Sloan

In this second of the sultry, Western-set Coming Home series from New York Times bestselling author Harper Sloan, Quinn Davis might finally have a shot at her own happily-ever-after—but will she let love in, or will she tell it to go ahead and kiss her boots?

Quinn Davis prefers to live her life quietly. She’s the stereotypical tomboy with two overprotective big brothers who have always been there to protect her, especially from devilishly handsome cowboys with silver tongues. That is, until Tate Montgomery comes riding into town. Their first meeting, however, is far from something out of a fairy tale and only further convinces Quinn that men aren’t worth her time.

The only place Tate Montgomery ever truly felt at home growing up was during the long, sweltering summer months he spent at his Gram and Paw’s farm in Pine Oak, Texas. Now, Tate has returned to his childhood sanctuary seeking a fresh start—but if he’s being entirely honest, he’s not just back for the wranglers and Stetsons. During those summers, Quinn was a friend-turned-young-love who Tate lost when life threw him a curveball and he cut all ties to his past; but all it takes is one glance at the raven-haired beauty he did his best to forget for him to realize just how much he’s been missing….

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4 Stars

Well "Jesus Jones," Quinn Davis is one sassy and funny character. I was excited to get her story when we met her as Leigh's best friend in the first book, Lost Rider! There was something sad (and bitter) inside Quinn and now we know why...it all had to do with a boy who crushed her young heart. And now he's back in Pine Oak.

Tate Montgomery grew up in Pine Oak during the summer. His grandparents had a farm there and he spent it hanging out with Quinn Davis. Their friendship turned into young love, but then it fizzled when Tate never returned to Pine Oak and left Quinn without word. And that's how Quinn became jaded with all relationships.

Tate is nothing but a gentlemen. His southern manners would charm the pants off any women, but when it comes to Quinn, it's not that easy. She's stubborn and can't forgive easily. So Tate has a work cut out for him, when he's back in Pine Oak and staying. Trying to get the woman he loves back proves tough, but he's not willing to give up.

The banter between Tate an Quinn is sweet, funny and hot. And I love the relationship between Quinn and her BFF, Leigh. Those two are hilarious together and raise a lot of hell! Kiss My Boots is another fun read with the Davis' siblings. Now, just patiently waiting for Clay's book...

Praise for Kiss My Boots, Book 2:
“[A] steamy book for your summer reading list…Modern Cliterature...Enjoy [this] lusty [passage] adapted from summer’s raciest reads…”
Cosmopolitan, July 2017

“15 Summer Reads to Make Things Even Hotter This July: Harper Sloan releases the next book in her Coming Home series with Kiss My Boots. How do you face your greatest love, when you have spent a lifetime erasing their memory? Quinn Davis is in for a fight of the heart now that Tate Montgomery is back in Pine Oak.”


About the Author
Harper Sloan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Corps Security and Hope Town series. She started writing as a way to unwind when the house went to sleep at night. Harper lives in Georgia with her family. Visit her at AuthorHarperSloan.com or Facebook.com/HarperSloanBooks.