[Blast] The Bachelor Auction by Rachel Van Dyken ~ Excerpt Reveal

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Bentley!” Brock barked and shook his head.

What?” Bentley shrugged then smoothly walked over to Jane and pulled out a box of black high-heeled pumps in a size eight and a half. “Your foot, milady?”

Brock rolled his eyes. “Give it a rest, Bentley. She can put on her own damn shoes.”

Bentley completely ignored him. “I love a woman’s foot.” He grabbed Jane’s broken shoe and tossed it to the side while his hands danced along the arch of her foot. His fingertips danced along her skin. Seduction by foot rub? That was new.

It’s sexy, the arch.” He leaned over her, his lips parting just enough to give her the impression he was thinking about kissing her. “The curve of a woman’s foot reminds me of her body…see? Sexy.” He slid the shoe on a very terrified looking Jane and stood. “Perfect fit.”

Jane’s mouth opened then closed as a rosy flush crept over her face. “Th-thank you.”

I bought you my favorite brand.”

Her eyebrows arched. How did he know about Manolo Blahnik? “Oh.” And then she nodded and said loudly, “Ohhhh! That makes sense!”

Bentley’s eyes narrowed. “Me buying women’s shoes?”

You wearing them,” she explained. “That’s great. I mean, good for you. I’m sorry I’m so awkward at things like this, but it’s good you’re…you know…” She bobbed her head and sputtered. “Out and…comfortable with it.”

Out?” Bentley repeated. “I’m confused.”

Of the closet,” she said slowly then saw the scowl on Bentley’s face. “Or maybe you just like to dress like a woman?” She straightened her shoulders and tried again. “In either case, congratulations on your choice to wear women’s clothing!”

Brock about died laughing as Bentley’s horrified expression went from stunned to genuine confusion.

You heard her.” Brock held his laughter in check. “Congratulations, brother. I’ll take care of the press release: Bachelor Playboy Bentley Wellington and his private women’s shoe collection.”

Bentley let out a strangled laugh. “Yes, and while we’re at it why don’t we remind the press that the clock is ticking on that auction of yours? Hmm?”

Auction?” Jane asked.

Don’t.” Brock shook his head. “You don’t want to know.”

But she probably already does.” Bentley pointed out. “Unless she doesn’t read the news…?”

They both stared at her, waiting for an answer.

I, uh…” She ducked her head, blushing again. “I read books.”

How pure.” Bentley smiled and sat down next to her. “And just so we’re clear.” He leaned in as though he was going to kiss her. “My bat only swings one way…and I can assure you, every time I get thrown a pitch, I hit it out of the park.”

Are you ready to Meet Brock Wellington?

THE BACHELOR AUCTION by Rachel Van Dyken

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Blurb

Jane isn’t entirely sure that Cinderella got such a raw deal. Sure, she had a rough start, but didn’t she eventually land a prince and a happily-ever-after? Meanwhile, Jane is busy waiting on her demanding, entitled sisters, running her cleaning business, and . . . yep, not a prince in sight. Until a party and a broken shoe incident leave Jane wondering if princes—or at least, a certain deliciously hunky billionaire—maybe do exist.

Except Brock Wellington isn’t anyone’s dream guy. Hell, a prince would never agree to be auctioned off in marriage to the highest bidder. Or act like an arrogant jerk—even if it was just a façade. Now, as Brock is waiting for the auction chopping block, he figures it’s karmic retribution that he’s tempted by a sexy, sassy woman he can’t have. But while they can’t have a fairy-tale ending, maybe they can indulge in a little bit of fantasy . .

About the Author:

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!

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[Review] Say It Right by A.M. Arthur

About the book

Say It Right
(All Saints #2)
by A.M. Arthur

ebook, XXX pages
Carina Press
Publication Date: September 12th 2016
ASIN: B01ERP4IKQ

After his parents kicked him out for being gay, Marc Villegas lived on the streets before getting a second chance. Now he’s giving back by working at a shelter for LGBT teenagers—because helping fight their demons keeps his own at bay. Including his infatuation with the former best friend he’s sure is straight.

Anthony Romano hasn’t seen Marc since Marc left home eight years ago. In his confidant’s absence, Anthony turned to heroin. Now at rock bottom, he has an offer from Marc to help him get clean. Detox is hard and ugly, but not as hard as admitting the truth: he’s in love with Marc. Always has been.

Marc swore he’d never date an addict, but he never dreamed the one in question would be the man he’s always wanted to be with. As the two explore their feelings for each other, Marc faces a difficult choice. Say yes, and it could cost him his sobriety; say no, and it could cost him his heart.

review I’m going to jump right into the review with saying that some people might feel like the romance of this book develops too slow, but I personally found that it had the right pace which worked perfectly with the way the story was told.

After reading the first book of this series – and liking it – I was quite happy when I saw that it would get a second installment and was available for review on NetGalley. I have to be honest now and say that I had Say It Right for more than 3 month now. I’ve been kind of procrastinating reading it, because I wasn’t sure I would like it as much as the first one. The reason why I thought that was the image of Marc I had in my head from book one. I wasn’t that interested in his story, but after just the first chapter of Say It Right, I was hooked and loved his POV’s.

I’ve read a few books by A.M. Arthur and this has to be the one with the darkest undertone yet, because it deals with sexual abuse, drug abuse and illness of the body and mind.

Both our main characters struggled a lot, both with their problems and their feelings and I loved to see them develop. From how they didn’t trust each other at the beginning to how the lean on to each other at the ending. They had some really heartbreaking scenes.

I really like how the book was written and should there be a book three in this series, I will definitely read it. Not sure about which character it could be, but I’m all for a third installment of the series.

Rating: 4,25 stars

[Review] Forget Me Always by Sara Wolf

About the book

Forget Me Always
(Lovely Vicious #2)
by Sara Wolf

ebook, 250 pages
Publication Date: November 1st 2016 by Entangled: Teen
ISBN: 1633753174

All warfare is deception. Even in high school.

It’s been nineteen days since Isis Blake forgot about him. The boy she can’t quite remember. She’s stuck in the hospital with a turban-size bandage on her head, more Jell-o than a human being should ever face, and a tiny bit of localized amnesia. Her only goal? To get out of this place before she becomes a complete nutjob herself.

But as Isis’s memories start to return, she realizes there’s something important there at the edges of her mind. Something that may mean the difference between life and death. Something about Sophia, Jack’s girlfriend.

Jack Hunter—the “Ice Prince”—remembers everything. Remembers Isis’s purple hair and her smart-ass mouth. Remembers that for a little while, Isis made him feel human. She made him feel. She burned a hole in the ice…and it’s time to freeze back up. Boys like him don’t deserve girls like her. Because Jack is dangerous. And that danger might be the only thing protecting her from something far more threatening.

Her past.

Previously published as Savage Delight, this fully revised and updated edition is full of hilarity, drama, and heartbreak.

review~ Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion

I don’t know what it is about this book and series, but whenever I get the chance to have the next installment in my hands, I end up being hooked to it and won’t put it away till I finished. The same went down with Forget Me Always.

Even though Isis lost her memory in the first part of the book, she still was as sarcastic and funny as in the first book. I love her antics and her POV. Sometimes her thoughts were a bit annoying, but I forgive her.

Then there is Jack, he is still the ice prince, but I loved the chapters out of his POV. You could see that even though he tries not to he still feels a lot for Isis.

Those two together were just as combustible as in the first book. Their arguments were way too funny and ridiculous. Some scenes I hope that they would finally put aside the little war they had, but then again it was entertaining. I wanted them to kiss though, didn’t happen, but at least I got the cute hotel scene. I love when they comfort each other.

The one thing I hated about the book though – ok, maybe “hate” is too strong of a word, but I wasn’t happy with it – was the damn cliffhanger. Why?!?! I want to know how the story continues and can’t deal with this end. I knew that twist would happen, because all the signs were there, but I still hoped for a different solution. Now I guess I have to wait for book #3, which will come out spring 2017? (I hope) Please don’t make me wait too long.

Rating: 4,25 stars

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Check out my review for Love Me Never, book one of the Lovely Vicious series:

Love Me Never >> Review

[Cover Reveal] Beneath These Shadows by Meghan March

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btshadows-amazon-1From USA Today bestselling author Meghan March comes another dangerously sexy alpha hero…

The only permanent thing in my life is the ink I put on my clients.

I drift from city to city, in and out of beds, from one tattoo shop to the next.

Every time I start to put down roots, I rip them up.

Until New Orleans.

Until her.

She’s everything I’m not.

Full of fire and life. An innocent where I’m a sinner.

I want to consume her. Protect her. Keep her.

But first, I have to escape from beneath these shadows.

Beneath These Shadows is a STANDALONE romance set in the world of the Beneath series. You DO NOT have to read any other books in the series to enjoy it.

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Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure. She’s also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she’s ever had. She loves hearing from her readers at meghanmarchbooks@gmail.com.

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[Review] Body Shot by Kelly Jamieson

About the book

Body Shot
(Last Shot #1)
by Kelly Jamieson

ebook, 263 pages
Publication Date: August 23rd 2016 by Loveswept
ASIN: B018PD0F9E

The bestselling author of the Heller Brothers series stirs up a tempting cocktail of fun and seduction as a sexy SEAL-turned-bartender treats a buttoned-up scientist to a wild weekend . . . and a change of heart.

Former Navy SEAL Beck Whitcomb left a world of privilege to prove he could make his own way. Money, mansions, expensive cars—none of it could heal the loss of his older brother, or buy his parents’ love. Now, after using his trust fund to open the Conquistadors tequila bar with his brothers-in-arms, Beck has it all: good friends, fine liquor, and hot hookups. When it comes to women, commitment’s not his thing—until he gets a taste of the pretty professor who walks into his bar . . . and winds up in his bed.

Hayden Miles knows all too well that emotional decisions can lead to heartbreak, and nothing screams “bad decision” like a playboy bartender with inked biceps and a wicked smile. Still, their chemistry is off-the-charts explosive—and Hayden knows her chemistry. For once, this good girl longs to let loose. But is she willing to risk the pain to quench her thirst? With the promise of more on the table, Hayden’s eager to believe . . . before she misses her shot.

Praise for the novels of Kelly Jamieson

“Steamy, sweet, and a whole lot of fun!”—USA Today bestselling author Serena Bell, on Major Misconduct

“A sweet story with plenty of heart about that bad boy you always wanted, who couldn’t wait to have you, too.”—Award-winning author Cecy Robson, on Off Limits

review~ Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion

I’ve only read one book by Kelly Jamieson so far – though I have her box set of the Heller Brothers on my Kindle.

At first I wasn’t convinced by Body Shot, because Hayden was a bit boring, but thankfully I have a review policy of giving every book 20 – 25% to convince me and convince me it did.

I loved Beck – he was hot and dirty and totally a nice guy in a body of a badboy – and while it took some time for Hayden to win me over she still did and I would have loved her too if not for the stupid thing she did near the end. So I ended up “only” liking her. She was still pretty cool, though. I liked her determination to be good at everything she does.

Apart from my initial boredom of the book I really liked it and read it through in one sitting after I got over the first two chapters.

I liked Beck’s POV a bit more than Hayden’s, just because he was more carefree and funny. Also he brought out another side of Hayden.

The conversations between Beck and Hayden were hilarious and I had a few good laughs. Those two definitely had some serious chemistry and that lingerie shop scene was really steamy. In fact all their sex scenes were smoking hot.

The twist near the ending was a bit much and in my opinion too obvious but it made sense when you take the whole book in consideration.

I will definitely be reading the second book of this series – should there be one.

Rating: 3,75 stars

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Check out my review for Shut Out, also by Kelly Jamieson:

Shut Out >> Review

 

[Review] Bad Things by Cynthia Eden

About the book

On The Prowl
(Bad Things #2)
by Cynthia Eden

ebook
Publication Date: September 13th 2016
ASIN: B01HN63O5Q

Time to embrace your inner evil.

Rose Kinley never intended to be one of the most feared creatures to walk the earth. Once upon a time, she was a human—one who fell in love with a mysterious stranger. But when she got caught in a paranormal war, she lost her humanity and died…only to wake later as a vampire.

Now Rose has a choice. She can continue to try and be the good girl she once was or she can let her darkness out to play. Maybe it’s finally time for her to step into the dark.

He’s the reason she’s undead.

Panther shifter Julian Craig has a mission—protect Rose at all costs. It’s his fault that she lost her human life, and he literally made a deal with the devil so that she would have a second chance as a vampire. And as part of that deal, he’s supposed to keep his hands off Rose. An impossible task considering the dangerous lust he feels for her.

When Rose is targeted by a paranormal collector, Julian knows that he will have to let his own beast out if he is to protect the only woman who ever touched his battered soul. Rose may be afraid of the darkness she carries, but Julian is more than ready to show the world just what kind of a monster he truly is. Julian isn’t afraid of the dark…but the monsters that wait in the shadows? They will bow to him.

He’ll show her just how good it can feel…to be bad.

review~ Book provided by NetGalley in exchange for my honest opinion

Lately I’ve been having some bad luck with second books in a series, so I was wary if it would happen again, but I didn’t need to worry. It’s Cynthia Eden were talking about. She can’t write bad paranormal romance books 😉

I gave the previous book, Devil In Disguise, 4 stars, which in my opinion is a really good rating, so imagine my surprise that I liked On The Prowl still a teeny tiny bit more, why I will explain in the following review.

While I liked the story of Devil in Diguise I wasn’t all convinced by the characters, Luke and Mina. With On The Prowl it was different. I already liked Julian when he was just a side character and Rose was pretty bad-ass and had her own mind. Together those two characters worked well. Their relationship had chemistry and I really liked how you could see the trust and love growing between them.

Another reason – aside from the characters – that made me like On The Prowl more was that I’m a huge sucker for vampires and shifters and in this book we got both, so I was pretty happy.

The overall story of the book was interesting and had me hooked to the last page.

I have no complains when it comes to Cynthia Eden’s writing style. Like always she captured me right from the start and I basically flew through the pages. Hell, I’ve read like 40 books of her. I should like her writing style, don’t you think? 😉

I can’t wait to see what will happen in the next book, called Broken Angel. It will release in December and will feature Rayce. Why is December still so far away?

Rating: 4,25 stars

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Take a look at my review of the first book:

The Devil In Disguise >> Review