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Knocked Up by Stacey Lynn(Review Post)

Published June 5, 2018 by bookbesties


First comes love. Then comes marriage. Then comes baby in a baby carriage. Just not necessarily in that order. . . .
Braxton: I should probably be dead or in jail right now. Instead, thanks to some tough love, I worked my ass off and now I own a string of tattoo parlors throughout the Pacific Northwest. And yet the one thing I’ve always wanted—a family—still seems out of reach. When my best friend gets married, I’m just hoping to blow off some steam with the super-hot maid of honor. But after Cara Thompson tracks me down to tell me she’s pregnant, she’s more surprised than I am when I tell her I’m all in.
Cara: For the first time in my life, I’m living for myself—not for my parents and their ridiculous expectations. I gave up on my MBA, dropped out of the Ivy League, and moved to Portland to pursue my dream of becoming an artist. And what’s the first thing I do? Get knocked up. For a tatted-up sex god, Braxton Henley seems way too eager to “be there for me.” Is this guy serious? Maybe. He sure is patient. Because he won’t back down until I admit what I know in my heart: that our one night standmight’ve led me to the one.
Advance praise for Knocked Up

“Stacey Lynn always knows how to perfectly balance sexy and sweet, and has a modern writing style that makes all of her stories feel fresh and fun.”—New York Times bestselling author Lauren Layne

“A broody alpha hero with heart . . . I fell madly in love with Braxton from the very first page. Prepare to pull and all-nighter with Knocked Up.”—USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy
“Braxton is your ultimate tattooed father-to-be—sweet and ever so sexy.”—Stina Lindenblatt, author of the Pushing Limits series

The steamy standalone novels in Stacey Lynn’s Crazy Love series can be read together or separately:
And don’t miss her passionate Fireside series:
This standalone ebook includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

OUT JUNE 12th!!!(Click on cover for link)

FIRST: Can I say I am in love with Braxton?
This is the first book from this author that I have read and I was glad because it was a hit for me! While accidental pregnancies are more of a other’s on my blog type of book, I thought I’d give this a try and I was VERY glad I did! Braxton is at his best friends wedding where he meets the bride’s best friend, Cara. One night of letting go and the next morning Cara is feeling embarrassed. Welllllll…….what’s a night of recklessness without a small surprise? Yep Cara is preggers! This story follows two people who now are going to raise a baby together and they now need to get to know each other. Braxton is a sexy, tatted and an alpha so what more could you mant? Cara is insecure at times but I loved the relationship that blossomed between these two! This was a win for me all the way!

4stars white

Only because the cover model does not match Braxton


Runaway Heiress:A Dare to Defy novel(Review Post)

Published June 4, 2018 by bookbesties



When a runaway heiress runs into trouble, she may end up exactly where she belongs… 

Brainy and college-educated, American heiress Alexandra Atherton will do anything to avoid marriage to the English peer her mother has chosen for her–even abandon the life of privilege she’s always known. But as her escape goes horribly wrong, Alexandra must invent a new identity to gain the help of a handsome stranger.

Thomas Carlyle, the Earl of Longford, sweeps in and out of London disguised as a humble artist, earning just enough to keep his ancestral Cornwall estate afloat. When Alexandra crashes into his life, she awakens feelings and desires that he vows will stay buried. Despite himself, he needs this beautiful newcomer, for his sisters have run off another governess.

Alexandra is surprised to find she thrives in her new position at Longford’s home. But as she grows closer to Thomas and his sisters, and her relationship with the emotionally guarded earl unleashes their hidden passions, the truth Alexandra’s been forced to hide may end up coming between her and the only man she’s ever loved. 

I could not put this book down!!!  This book is all about desperate times and even more desperate measures and the consequence of both is an incredibly sweet romance.  I found myself inspired by the determination of both the leading male and female characters to remedy their situations at all costs.  I feel like this story focuses more on the support relationships and supporting details than it does on the romance between the leading characters and I LOVE IT!!!  Because the story isn’t soley focused on the romance factor of the story it allows the romance to happen naturally and I really like that in a romance novel.   This is my first book by this author and if this is her writing style for all of her work I can’t wait to read more of her work.

star pink


Charley Davidson..My first book Girlfriend!

Published March 7, 2013 by bookbesties

Charley Davidson is a cross between The Ghost Whisperer and Veronica Mars (I know Veronica Mars) and I so want to be her when I grow up!


I did a review earlier on First Grave on the Right and it was like chips, you can’t just have one! I finished the rest of the books (out so far) in about 4 days (I’m a fast reader) and cried like a baby because the fifth book isn’t out yet! WHY!!!!

Charley Davidson is a Grimm Riper without the black robe and Scythe, more like great boobs (Danger and Will Robinson) and killer shoes, with ADD and attitude to match!

“With Great boobs comes great responsibility.”

I decided instead of doing each book I’d just combine them because really you’re not going to start the series in the middle (duh).


Second Grave on the Left (C...Second Grave on the Left:  This picks up where the first one left off, Charley figured who the Reyes is or WHAT he is and is dealing with that nugget, when she is pulled out of bed by her best friend/ receptionist Cookie about her missing friend.  After going to a coffee shop and finding the friend not there as well as encountering a departed soul in Cookie’s trunk Charley is hired by Mimi’s (the missing friend) husband to find his wife. Charley not only has to find the missing women, but also unravel the mystery behind dead trunk guy (her words not mine), then there is Reyes. Reyes Farrow is the convicted felon serving a life sentence because he was accused of killing his father, Earl Walker. Reyes is able to leave his body (because he is the son of Satan) and come to Charley in incorporeal (ghostlike) form to save her life, talk to her and make her hot, literally. He has walked out of the facility he was in after waking up from a coma and is being tortured by daemons and has decided to let his human body die, only Charley is not having that and in a move that she pulled out of her ass did something that was like WHOA! You don’t want to piss off the son of Satan let me tell you!

Third Grave Dead Ahead (Charley Davidson #3)Third Grave Dead Ahead: After pissing off the son of Satan, (like really bad) Reyes, Charley is being haunted by him in her dreams. I’m not talking boo! Type haunting, I’m talking every time she closes her eyes he is there giving her the most UH-MAZING orgasms known to man! (Why complain right?!) The only problem is that she isn’t getting any sleep, so she survives on coffee non-stop while working on her latest cases (she always has more than one) a missing wife, again and who poisoned a dog of a local biker gang. Charley has not slept in 13 days and is still able to provide the top notch hilarity that she is known for.

“Give it up? Not likely. Besides what else would I do? I totally should have gone to Hogwarts when I had the chance.”

She also has to deal with the fact that Reyes (the HOT son of Satan) has escaped prison and dropped the bomb on her that the man he went to prison for killing, Earl Walker, is indeed very much alive. Not only did this man do unmentionable things to Reyes when he was a kid (including kidnap him from his birth parents) but he is also insane and Reyes has set out to find him, with the help of Charley.  She also learns some things about herself in the process and by the end of this book my mouth was on the floor by what happened! (Can’t tell you, read the book)

Fourth Grave Beneath My Feet (Charley Davidson, #4)Fourth Grave beneath My Feet: Charley is broken, or depressed whichever way you want to look at it. And with good reason! With the revelation of what Reyes did to her and the Earl Walker thing, along with her dad riding the crazy train she has had it with life and has vegged out in front of her T.V. for the past two month. Reyes has been released from prison after having been cleared of all charges of murder and because of what he did, Charley want’s nothing to do with him, yet she keeps seeking him out! This type of romance kills me! I love the I want him, I don’t want him thing.  Daemons are attacking her full out now and because she is the portal to haven that Satan wants Reyes (the son of Satan who fell in love with her) will stop at nothing until she is safe. But Charley while on her latest cases gets conflicting information about Reyes and that he may not be who he claims to be.  She has this overwhelming fear because of the Earl Walker thing (again, can’t tell you, read the book) where she was not afraid before and that fear is what leads the daemons right on her doorstep. This book was intense because of the relationship or lack thereof she has with Reyes, we all know they are in love with each other but neither will flat out say it and there are consequences for falling in love with the son of Satan. (Naturally)

Still choked full of laughter I found myself laughing even HARDER at this book.

“I parked in front of a NO PARKING sign. Since it didn’t specify to whom it was referring, I figured it couldn’t possibly be talking to me.”

I love Darynda Jones!! I am SOOOO excited for the fifth installment to come out; it’s like Nutella on toast to me at this point! If I didn’t have a n E-reader this would be one of the books I would camp out over night for at the local 24 hour book store. (They should totally have those)

Because this post has gone on long enough of my LOVE for all things Charley Davidson do yourself a favor and get the books, like now. you will not be disappointed, and if you are then too bad!

Admin- Vonetta