Monday, April 9, 2018

The Pursuit of Mrs. Pennyworth by Callie Hutton (Review)

Okay, I normally love Callie Hutton, but The Pursuit of Mrs. Pennyworth was an okay read. Towards the end I like the story, because it was what I was expecting to read. However, we have the rest of the story. Basically, The Pursuit of Mrs. Pennyworth is kind of like a mystery story. It does have some twist and turns in the story.

We have Charlotte who ran away from her employer's son, and created a new life in London, weird things start to happen. *Spoiler* Honestly, I thought the weird things that were happening we because of the son of the previous employer, but it's not. Actually, this is where the plot twist comes into play. She hires a handsome PI, and tries not feel any attachment to him. So, throughout the story, they are trying to figure out who is out to get her. Later in the story we have previous employer's son trying to get her.

The Pursuit of Mrs. Pennyworth was an all right story. I think I would have enjoyed the story more had it focus more on the previous employer's son trying to get her, I would have been happy. However, we had a huge plot twist that kind of confused me. Hey there are others who absolutely loved this story, and you might be one of those people. However, it wasn't a story I love. I did like the ending, because it was what I was expecting in this read. There you have it.

Copy provided by Entangled via NetGalley

Friday, April 6, 2018

Author's Pal Spotlight + Excerpt + Giveaway: The Pursuit of Mrs. Pennyworth by Callie Hutton

The Pursuit of Mrs, Pennyworth
Callie Hutton
Entangled Amara
March 26, 2018

Book Blurb:

From USA Today Bestselling Author Callie Hutton is a new captivating and suspenseful historical romance...

Recently widowed, Charlotte Pennyworth is relishing her independence and it rankles to have to rely on a man to help her with an increasingly sinister stalker. Former Yardman, Elliot Baker, is reluctant to take on Charlotte’s case but despite himself and his history with another woman, he is drawn to the bright, attractive widow.

Sparks smolder between the PI and his client but neither is looking to form an attachment. Elliot thinks Charlotte is hiding something. Charlotte has no desire to marry again, especially to a private investigator, no matter how handsome, brave and kind he is. The risk to his life and her heart is too great. But more dangerous than a menacing stalker is secrets and when Charlotte’s come to light, even the passion between them might not douse the flames of Elliot’s distrust.


Sunday, April 1, 2018

InkSlinger PR Review + Excerpt + Giveaway: The World's Worst Boyfriend by Erika Kelly

From award-winning author Erika Kelly comes her brand new, smoking hot series about four elite athlete brothers raised in the Tetons by their eccentric, billionaire dad and uncle, The Bad Boyfriend Series! Don’t miss your chance to meet the sexy and extreme Fin Bowie in THE WORLD’S WORST BOYFRIEND! Order your copy today!

Six years ago Fin Bowie made a decision that cost him the love of his life. Now his ex is coming back to town for her brother's wedding, and he can finally make things right. Except, right before the event, a text he sent goes viral. Overnight, he becomes an international meme. And it's hard to win your woman back when the whole world's calling you The World's Worst Boyfriend.

The last thing on Calliope Bell's mind is getting back with Fin. Not when her life's just gone sideways, forcing her to spend the summer in Calamity, Wyoming. She can't be away from the New York art world this long, so she comes up with the idea to turn the hottest pop culture event of the moment into a museum exhibition.

The two have every intention of avoiding each other--until the county judge sentences Fin to community service...helping her exploit the meme he's trying to make go away.

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Blog All About It: Favorite Scents

Here we are again, waiting to the very last moment to get my Blog All About It post, well this month is all about favorite scents. Hmmm, what are my favorite scents:

Guardian of Darkness by Katie Reus (Review)

I have enjoyed the Darkness books. They have been interesting. I know it shouldn't surprise me, but Katie seem to every time. At first I thought this was going to be the end of the series, to find another door open. A lot happens into Guardian of Darkness that leaves me to believe there will be more. SERIOUSLY, a lot happens. We actually see why Gabriel backs away from Vega, and why he was willing to sacrifice his happiness to ensure Vega survives. However, fate is a fickle creature and decides to take things into her own hands.

Anyway, I had a hard time getting into the story at first. I like both Gabe and Vega, but I couldn't jump into the book. However, once the story started to move along I couldn't stop reading. I mean things were popping up that I wasn't expected. I also found things that leads me to believe that the series going on, which I would be so excited to see.

Overall, I enjoyed Guardian of Darkness, it's a great addition to the Darkness books. I can't wait to see what happens next.

Copy provided by the author

4 Stars

Friday, March 23, 2018

InkSlinger PR Review + Excerpt: Ride Dirty by Laura Kaye

From New York Times Bestselling author Laura Kaye, comes RIDE DIRTY, a new novella in her Raven Riders Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure to grab your copy today!


Caine McKannon is all about rules. As the Raven Riders Sergeant-at-Arms, he prizes loyalty to his brothers and protection of his club. As a man, he takes pleasure wherever he can get it but allows no one close—because distance is the only way to ensure people can’t hurt you. And he’s had enough pain for a lifetime.

But then he rescues a beautiful woman from an attack.

Kids and school are kindergarten teacher Emma Kerry’s whole life, so she’s stunned to realize she has an enemy—and even more surprised to find a protector in the intimidating man who saved her. Tall, dark, and tattooed, Caine is unlike any man Emma’s ever known, and she’s as uncertain of him as she is attracted. As the danger escalates, Caine is in her house more and more – until one night of passion lands him in her bed.

But breaking the rules comes at a price, forcing Caine to fight dirty to earn a chance at love.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Fearless by Carly Phillips (Review)

Sometimes authors take a chance to write something out of their comfort zones, all because the story won't leave them alone. So, we have Fearless. Fearless is about a young woman who is just living her life. She tries not to make waves, she just living. However, life usually throws a wrench in the way, and we have to decide if we continue on the current course or take a chance. This is what we find with Halley Ward in Fearless.

We see Halley going through the motions of life, and not really living until Kane Harmon comes to her rescue. Kane kind of plants himself into Halley's life. He sees someone is yearning to break free, but not sure how to help. Halley doesn't realize she wants to break free from the monotony of life. However, she's holding back, because her past. Honestly, I wish Carly went into a little more in depth of Halley's past, because I probably would have been a little more sympathetic to her fear of being in a relationship. So, there were times I was frustrated with her. I did like Kane and his willingness to stick it out for her.

Yes, there ups and downs in this story. One of the downs almost breaks them apart for good. However, Fearless is a good story. It's a little different from Carly's usual books, but it's a good. I like how they can overcome past to get to happy ending. Overall, I liked Fearless. A fairly strong story, and I wish there was a little more depth with Halley's background, but overall good. I like how Carly went out of her comfort zone, and took on a challenge of something a little more different. A good read.

Copy provided by author via RockStar PR

3 1/2 Stars

Friday, March 16, 2018

Audiobook Review: Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors by Molly Harper

I finally finished listening to the Jane Jameson books. Let me tell you it has been a fun ride. Yes, I have listen to these characters about a couple of times each, and they are still hilarious. So, we draw a close with Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors. In this book we find Jane forced to turn Jamie. Now she's trying to raise a teenage vampire, plan a wedding, and figure out who's trying to harm her and Gabe. The girl can't cut a break.

Anyway, Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors was a fun read. I don't know where to go with my thoughts on this story, because a lot happens. We watch Jane become a sire and she has to find balance between siring and her relationship with Gabe. We have some psycho trying to harm Gabe. It wouldn't be a Jane book without the craziness that happens in her life. I thought it was pretty fun when Jamie tries to hit on Jane after he wakes up. However, there's so much more going on into the story. We also get to meet Iris Scanlon, which helps us introduce us to Half-Moon Hollow books.

Overall, Nice Girls Don't Bite Their Neighbors gives us nice closure on Jane's portion of life. I mean there is so much going on in Half-Moon Hallow that it's going to be a blast to revisit, and listen/read to all the antics. Amanda Ronconi does an amazing job with all the Jane Jameson books. She's one of my top narrators. So, if you are in need of a read, you might want to check out the Jane Jameson books. You are going to need to start with the first book, otherwise you won't get the full effect of Jane's life.

5 Stars

Friday, March 2, 2018

InkSlinger PR Spotlight + Review: Baby Daddy by Kendall Ryan

Baby Daddy 
Kendall Ryan
February 27, 2018

A hot and hilarious new standalone from New York Times bestseller Kendall Ryan.

We met in a trapped elevator.

Emmett was on his way to work, sophisticated and handsome in his tailored suit and tie.

I was on my way to the sperm bank. Awkward, right?

At thirty-five, my life hadn’t taken the path I thought it would and I was tired of waiting—I wanted a baby. And I was ready to take matters into my own hands to make it happen.

After our ill-fated elevator encounter, Emmett insisted on taking me to dinner—he also insisted on something else—that I ditch my plan involving a turkey baster and let him do the job. He would be my baby daddy. He was a wealthy and powerful CEO with little interest in diapers or playdates. And since he didn’t want kids, I’d be on my own once his bun was in my oven, free to go my own way.

But once his baby was inside me, it was like a switch had been flipped, and I got a whole lot more than I ever bargained for.

This full-length standalone contains a hot, swoonworthy hero, lots of playful banter and some hot baby-making ! Enjoy.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Avon Romance Review + Excerpt: Hello Stranger by Lisa Kleypas

Hello Stranger 
Ravenels, 4
Lisa Kleypas
Avon Romance
February 27, 2018

New York Times bestselling author Lisa Kleypas delivers a scintillating tale of an unconventional beauty who finds passion with the spy who can’t resist her

A woman who defies her time
Dr. Garrett Gibson, the only female physician in England, is as daring and independent as any man—why not take her pleasures like one? Yet she has never been tempted to embark on an affair, until now. Ethan Ransom, a former detective for Scotland Yard, is as gallant as he is secretive, a rumored assassin whose true loyalties are a mystery. For one exhilarating night, they give in to their potent attraction before becoming strangers again.

A man who breaks every ruleAs a Ravenel by-blow spurned by his father, Ethan has little interest in polite society, yet he is captivated by the bold and beautiful Garrett. Despite their vow to resist each other after that sublime night, she is soon drawn into his most dangerous assignment yet. When the mission goes wrong, it will take all of Garrett’s skill and courage to save him. As they face the menace of a treacherous government plot, Ethan is willing to take any risk for the love of the most extraordinary woman he’s ever known.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Blog All About It: Red

Since this months theme is about Red, I figure I should type my post in red. Fitting. Anyway. At the beginning of the month it seems like everywhere red explodes onto the scene. I mean with Valentine's Day being in this month. However, I decided not to write about Valentine's Day or about chocolate boxes that are red hearts. Oh no, I decided to write about my red phone that we never use. I love the color red, which is the reason I bought it. So, we have a land line, but we mainly use our cellphones for our main communications. The land line has come in hand, for instance when my phone was needing a charge, I was able to use my cute red phone. It rings constantly with telemarketers, I love my message on there. So, if you ever call it you will hear, "This is the May family if you really know us, then you will call our cell phones have a nice day."