Wedding Dreams: 20 Delicious Nuptial Romances(Partial Review) @IonaFindley

Published March 28, 2017 by bookbesties

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**You are invited to the weddings of your dreams**

Twenty award-winning, USA Today and International best-selling authors have come together to bring you over 3,000 pages of love, lust, and lusciously sexy men.
From sweet second chance romances to bad boys, BBWs, and brides looking for revenge, this is a perfect read for anyone who enjoys Romance or Women’s Fiction. These pages are packed with cozy romances, thrilling international and holiday adventures, and sweet heart-melting stories. Our authors bring you everything from hot cowboys to rockstar romances, elegant weddings to nuptial disasters, and blushing brides to bold women, all in a delightful celebration of love.
You’re in for a wild, passionate ride on a breathtaking voyage to make your heart soar. This box set will leave you craving all things marital and wishing the honeymoon would never end.

Heat level: sweet to sensual

A Seal’s Surprise Wedding by Iona Findley

This is a new to me author and I had to do some research first before reading this story. This story is part of a set of stories that center around weddings. In this story by Iona Findley we meet Con and Vivi who are engaged and are planning their wedding. Unbeknownst to Vivi her sweet Fiance has a surprise for her! Vivi is in New Orleans to do an early celebration in preparing for her wedding. The story starts with a drugging but ends with a sweet ending! Vivi is questioning the military life and the demand on the relationship but what she soon finds out is that her hunky military goodness is in town and has no more patience to wait to marry her! Watch this romance pull between these two and you will be satisfied by the end. It’s short but sweet. A good read!

3 and a half

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Every Little Thing(Review Post)

Published March 7, 2017 by bookbesties

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The New York Times bestselling author of the On Dublin Street series returns to Hartwell, Delaware—the perfect place to get away from it all, and find what you never knew you needed….
 
Bailey Hartwell has many reasons to feel content—her successful business, a close circle of friends, and her steady boyfriend…even if their romance feels staid after ten years without a serious commitment. The only challenge in her life comes in the form of sexy businessman Vaughn Tremaine. She thinks the ex-New Yorker acts superior and that he considers her a small-town nobody. But when Bailey’s blindsided by a betrayal, she’s shocked to discover Vaughn is actually a decent guy.

Vaughn admires Bailey’s free spirit, independence, and loyalty. As his passion for her has grown, his antagonism toward her has only worsened. Every little thing Bailey does seduces him. But when Vaughn’s painful emotional past makes him walk away in fear he will hurt her, it opens an old wound in Bailey, and she uncharacteristically retreats.

Once Vaughn begins to realize he’s made the biggest mistake of his life, he has no choice but to fight like he’s never fought before to convince Bailey that the love they’ve found together only comes around once in a lifetime….

I didn’t read the first book about this small quaint little town, but  that didn’t stop me from falling in with Bailey and Vaughn and the whole town! I love Bailey who heads up the fame Inn and has had a hate/hate relationship with Vaughn a fellow hotelier who has a competing Inn in at the end of town! Fresh off the heels of a bad breakup she is determined to move on. Vaughn infuriates her but makes her insides tingle at the same time and she hates that he makes her feel that way! Vaughn does not want to get involved with a women but Bailey gets under his skin! After Bailey has a scare things turn up and that hate slowly dissolves into more, possibly into love? Must read! Sexy and spicy just the right combo!

stars 4

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Every Little Thing by Marie Force(Review Post)

Published February 14, 2017 by bookbesties

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Grayson Coleman has just moved home to Butler, Vermont after spending years working for a high-powered law firm in Boston. He’s looking for a simpler, less stressful existence in the sleepy little mountain town where he grew up with his siblings and Abbott cousins. Once the holidays are over, he plans to hang out a shingle and open a new general law practice. After helping to raise his seven younger siblings, the last thing on Grayson’s mind is a family of his own.
Emma Mulvaney is enjoying a break from her reality as a busy single mother in New York City while she and her adorable daughter, Simone, spend the holidays in Vermont with Emma’s sister, Lucy, and Lucy’s future in-laws, the Abbotts. After meeting Abbott cousin Grayson Coleman and talking to him for hours, Emma is nervous and excited to have dinner alone with him after sharing her deepest, most personal secrets with him.
Will that first night be the start of something new for the jaded lawyer and the selfless single mom or will a holiday week flirtation turn into something much bigger than either of them ever expected?
Come back to Butler, Vermont for more of the charming Abbott family, their matchmaking father and grandfather and of course, Fred the Moose.
The indie-published Butler, Vermont Series is a continuation of Marie’s Green Mountain Series with all the things you loved best about that series—Fred the Moose, the boisterous Abbott family, the beautiful Vermont mountain landscape and the sexy romances that set your heart to racing. Catch up with the series by checking out the Green Mountain Series and then come along on the next phase of the story with the all new Butler, Vermont Series!

If you are like me and are a fan of the Abbots then you will love this book as it catches you up on all the characters throughout this book!  Emma is a single mom vacationing with her sister in Vermont and Grayson is changing his pace of life and is moving back to Vermont! When they first meet the chemistry is so palpable its leaking from the pages! One conversation leads to a week of fun for Emma , Grayson and her daughter Simone but  what happens at the end of the week when feelings get in the way of what was supposed to just be fun?? Sweet, sexy and flirty read that will have you falling in love with this family all over again or for the first time!

stars 4

The Green Mountain Series
Book 1: All You Need Is Love
Book 2: I Want to Hold Your Hand
Book 3: I Saw Her Standing There
Book 4: And I Love Her
Novella: You’ll Be Mine
Book 5: It’s Only Love
Book 6: Ain’t She Sweet

 

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Cover Reveal of Until Sage by Aurora Rose Reynolds!!!!

Published February 14, 2017 by bookbesties

 

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Until Sage by Aurora Rose Reynolds

Release Date: May 9th

Add to your TBR at: http://bit.ly/2kFKniP

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Blurb

Sage Mayson had Kimberly Cullen once, and the memory of that brief encounter has tortured him since the moment he pushed her away. He should have followed his gut, but he didn’t, and now he’s left watching the woman he wants more than anything from afar.

Kimberly vowed to protect her heart from Sage, but when her sister is murdered and her world starts to fall apart, he’s the one person she finds herself leaning on.

Getting a second chance is something Sage knows is rare. He’s not going to squander the one he’s been given, and he won’t take no for an answer when it comes to making Kim his.

But what Sage doesn’t know is Kim has a secret that could leave them both devastated and heartbroken.

About the Author:

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Aurora Rose Reynolds is a navy brat who’s husband served in the United States Navy. She has lived all over the country but now resides in New York City with her Husband and pet fish. She’s married to an alpha male that loves her as much as the men in her books love their women. He gives her over the top inspiration everyday. In her free time she reads, writes and enjoys going to the movies with her husband and cookie. She also enjoys taking mini weekend vacations to nowhere, or spends time at home with friends and family. Last but not least she appreciates everyday and admires it’s beauty.

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Someone to Hold(Review Post)

Published February 7, 2017 by bookbesties

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A reversal of fortune befalls a young woman in the latest Westcott novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Only a Kiss and Someone to Love.
 
Humphrey Wescott, Earl of Riverdale, has died, leaving behind a fortune and a scandalous secret that will forever alter the lives of his family—sending one daughter on a journey of self-discovery…
 
With her parents’ marriage declared bigamous, Camille Westcott is now illegitimate and without a title. Looking to eschew the trappings of her old life, she leaves London to teach at the Bath orphanage where her newly discovered half-sister lived. But even as she settles in, she must sit for a portrait commissioned by her grandmother and endure an artist who riles her every nerve.

An art teacher at the orphanage that was once his home, Joel Cunningham has been hired to paint the portrait of the haughty new teacher. But as Camille poses for Joel, their mutual contempt soon turns to desire. And it is only the bond between them that will allow them to weather the rough storm that lies ahead…

First, I want to say that this is this blogs first time reading anything historical, but we got a new review who LOOOOVES the stuff sooo..

This book was fairly easy to read.  But right from the beginning as I was reading I felt like there was a lot of extra language or filler if you would call it. At times it felt like there were excessively detailed descriptions and periods of extensive repetition that were completely unnecessary and they took away from my ability to connect with the characters.  Once I got past the filler I grew to love the characters and their story.

I appreciated how the author used the societal norms for the era to build depth to the characters and their struggles from royalty to poverty and visa versa.  Without completely spoiling the entire book,I will say that as much as I loved the characters and I was glad that they found true love in each other the ending of the story was way too “happily ever after” for me.The main characters fell in love and chose one another as any good romance story couple should but there was no need to twist the story at the end as to make them have a perfect life.

I feel like it was a cop out to the internal struggles that the heroin was working so hard to overcome and it was in insult to the traits I found so endearing in the hero.  Over all this in most likely not a book I would buy or read a second time due to it’s wordiness and it’s way too  “happily ever after” ending.

3 and a half

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Holding on Tighter(Review Post)

Published February 7, 2017 by bookbesties

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In this seductive new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Falling in Deeper, mixing business with pleasure can be a dangerous proposition…
 
Jolie Quinn is a woman in charge. Her no-nonsense attitude has made her a rising star in the fashion world and her brand a household name among the Dallas elite. Nothing will stop her from achieving her goals—not even the gorgeous British security contractor who seems just as interested in seeing her personal assets as he is in protecting her professional ones.

After a tragedy left him broken, Heath Powell made a rule of staying unattached. But Jolie challenges him in a way he can’t ignore, and he isn’t used to backing down from a confrontation—especially when the reward for winning could feel so good. As passion blazes between them, the stubborn, confident beauty arouses more than his desire. She touches his heart.

When a mysterious enemy threatens Jolie and her company, Heath is the only person Jolie can trust to help. But working with him to save her business might put her dangerously at risk of falling in love…

EXCERT

Heath jerked back to face her and leaned in so close their noses nearly touched. “Am I wrong?”

She refused to stroll down that memory lane. “Does it matter?”

“I daresay it does. But we’ll come back to that. If you were merely mistrustful of men, you would have waited until tomorrow and delivered a well-placed warning to keep me away from your sister.

Instead, you came after me. And when you found me with another woman, your temper flared. If I merely lived up to your expectations of being a womanizing prick, that shouldn’t make you angry at all, simply smug at being right. But you were livid. I doubt all that displeasure is on your sister’s behalf. In fact, I suspect, Ms. Quinn, that you have more than a passing interest in me. You were jealous.”

Apprehension raced through her veins. He was uncomfortably close to the truth. “You’re egotistical.”

“But I’m right.” He gave her a tight smile. “For the record, if I intended to disregard policy and pursue a woman in the office, I wouldn’t bother with your sister. As you say, she’s naive and provides no challenge. But you . . . You would be far more interesting. Pretty, strong, smart, not easily bendable. Color me intrigued.”

She tensed. “I’m your boss.”

“Temporarily. We’re both adults. Surely neither of us are prone to torrid emotional attachments. We could keep business separate from personal, couldn’t we?”

Normally, she’d say yes. But working with him constantly buzzing around her, asking questions, and watching her every move had already dented her focus. “I have no intention of becoming your next conquest.”

“I never planned to pursue you.”

Jolie wondered why, then dismissed the question as she buttoned her red coat. “Perfect. There’s nothing left to say except I’m sorry for intruding on your evening. I hope we can forget this by morning.”

She had to get out of here. She’d overplayed her hand and needed to regroup, to think about how to treat him tomorrow. The last thing she wanted was for Heath Powell to decide she was a challenge he should convert into his next bed partner after all. Normally, the sexual urges of a man wouldn’t concern her unless she was interested. If so, she found a way to have him for a night or two, then ended it.

Something told her that nothing with Heath would ever be that simple.

But when Jolie turned her back on him and headed for the parking lot, he snaked an arm around her middle and pulled her against his big, steely body. “I never planned to pursue you . . . but I’ve changed my mind.”

What’s not to love about this book?! Hot guy with an even hotter accent or the take what I want woman in charge! Jolie is not looking for romance all she wants is to get this investor for her business! And Heath doesn’t do relationship after what he went through he thinks he will never love again.

Joile needs help, security and she looks to Heath to get it, but when a misplaced warning turns his interest Heath decides otherwise. As they work together there the chemistry these two have is immediate and sparking all over! The banter between these two is one I found sexy and sweet. There is some suspense that will have you guessing till the end and overall this was a Great read and a must buy!

stars 4

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Commander in Chief by Katy Evans(Review Post)

Published January 17, 2017 by bookbesties

 

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The second installment of the White House Series, from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.

We fell in love during the campaign.
The stakes were high.
Reputations could have been ruined.
Scandal hovered over us like a cloud.
Now the man I love is the President of the United States of America.
And its not my vote he is after.
He wants it all.
My heart. My body. My soul.
He wants me by his side.
In the White House.
Normalcy will be gone from my life, privacy forgotten.
I am only twenty three. I just wanted to play a part in history. But it seems like history wasn’t done with me. The part where I lost my heart to Matthew Hamilton? It was only the beginning…

Was I the only one who was nervous, heart pounding as I opened this book and read the first chapter?

Every now and then you get those books that you are so excited for, but yet so nervous to read. Katy did it to me with Manwhore and she has done it again with this one. Charlotte and Matt, the couple that everyone was hoping would become”Official”and yet, who else got a little frustrated when it didn’t happen right away? I get all the reasons Charlotte was hesitant, but OMG, the POTUS wants you!, YOU! how can you say no to that?

I did love the asgnst, them falling back in love all over again, the stolen moments and the fact that there was really nothing stopping them from being together except those two. Everyone was routing for them and there were no jealous lovers, or scorned exes to deal with. And the final(After a tease or two or seven), final outcome, which was, lets face it, classic Katy and classically perfectly perfect.

The love that was pouring off the pages, was sigh worthy(Which I did out loud a few times)

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About the Author:

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Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

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