My rating: 5 of 5 stars
This is Laura Kaye’s second book in the Raven Riders series. There are recurring characters but this is a complete standalone so you won’t get confused if you read out of order. I loved everything about this action packed series! Maverick is a big bad biker with a wicked good heart. He respected Alexa and her choices but he was protective and possessive of her too. Ms. Kaye did an excellent job of allowing the reader to understand Alexa’s perspective on her difficult and painful situations both with her fiance and her mom. These might be tough subjects for some people but I felt that Alexa’s strength and courage came through really well. The story is brimming with intense drama and sultry sex scenes! I won’t give any spoilers away but I ABSOLUTELY adored the poignant and moving “Last Ride” scene. This is another Laura Kaye book for my READ AGAIN E-SHELF. Told from dual POVs with a happy ending. I received, read and voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Laura Kaye brings you the second title in her Raven Riders Series, RIDE ROUGH. A sexy romantic suspense, you might’ve first met the Ravens in the Hard Ink world, but this series about a different kind of a motorcycle club with a protective mission stands on its own and is even sexier, edgier, and grittier! The Raven Riders Series takes you on a new adventure and kicks it into overdrive! Order your copy of RIDE ROUGH today!
About Ride Rough (Raven Riders #2, 4/25/17)
Maverick Rylan won’t apologize for who he is—the Raven Riders Motorcycle Club Vice-President, a sought-after custom bike builder, and a man dedicated to protecting those he loves. So when he learns that the only woman who has ever held his heart is in trouble, he’ll move heaven and earth to save her.
Alexa Harmon thought she had it all—the security of a good job, a beautiful home, and a powerful, charming fiancé who offered the life she never had growing up. But when her dream quickly turns into a nightmare, Alexa realizes she’s fallen for a façade she can’t escape—until sexy, dangerous Maverick offers her a way out.
Forced together to keep Alexa safe, their powerful attraction reignites and Maverick determines to do whatever it takes to earn a second chance—one Alexa is tempted to give. But her ex-fiancé isn’t going to let her go without a fight, one that will threaten everything they both hold dear.
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RIDE ROUGH by Laura Kaye – EXCERPT – Ride with me
“Ride with me.” The words flew out of Maverick’s mouth, and he didn’t want to take them back even though, fuck, it put him out there to be smacked down again. But damn if it wouldn’t be worth it to feel her holding him, pressed up tight against him, laughing in his ear.
Alexa hesitated and maybe even looked a little nervous, but Maverick could see the interest in the liveliness of her eyes.
“Don’t think. Just say yes,” he said.
Alexa tilted her head and narrowed her gaze at him, and then she smiled. “Okay. Yes.”
That’s my girl. He kept the sentiment to himself, but he felt it down deep. His Alexa was in there. The one who could throw caution to the wind and have fun doing absolutely nothing. The one who laughed freely and bantered relentlessly. Maverick gave a single nod.
“Let me tell Mom. Be right back,” she said.
“I’ll bring the bike around.” Maverick took a step backward, but then paused when Alexa turned and hurried toward the house. His gaze traced her curves and lingered on the bare skin of her thighs. Thighs that were going to be wrapped around him in just a few short minutes. Thighs that had been wrapped around him in all kinds of ways many times. Many times. Fuck.
A few houses down, Maverick straddled his Harley Night Rod Special and brought the engine to life on a low rumble. He pulled the bike to the curb in front of the Harmon house and waited. He didn’t have to wait long.
Alexa came flying out through the garage. She made eye contact with him and it fucking seared his blood. For some reason this ride felt weighted with a significance he couldn’t put into words. And he wasn’t trying. He was just going to enjoy the hell out of it. Because Maverick knew her agreeing this one time didn’t change anything. Not anything important.
By the time she reached him, Alexa was smiling even though he could tell she was trying to hold that shit back. But she couldn’t, and that got to him, too. For a moment, she hesitated, like she wasn’t sure what to do. No way that was it, though, because even though it had been years, she’d been in his saddle as many times as his bed. He suspected the real issue was giving herself permission to do what she was gonna have to do—get close and hold tight. To him.
Something she hadn’t done in years.
But then she did it.
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Laura is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty books in contemporary romance and romantic suspense, including the Hard Ink and Raven Riders series. Growing up, Laura’s large extended family believed in the supernatural, and family lore involving angels, ghosts, and evil-eye curses cemented in Laura a life-long fascination with storytelling and all things paranormal. She lives in Maryland with her husband, two daughters, and monster puppy, Schuyler, and appreciates her view of the Chesapeake Bay every day.
The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer from Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the meme on February 15, 2013.
Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end on Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to your own blog.
This week’s question:
21st – 27th – Would you stop reading a book if an element of the plot strongly clashed with your personal beliefs, or would you continue reading until you finished the book? (submitted by Maria @ A Night’s Dream of Books)
Well, I’ve been an avid reader since I was a kid and I was usually pretty picky about what I read and ALWAYS finished a book I started. But I began reviewing books about a year ago and started blogging just this year. The more ARCs I was given, the more I began to realize that there are quite a few “authors” who are just awful! WAIT, LET ME EXPLAIN! I won’t give any examples (I actually can’t think of any right now!) because I truely believe that all authors have the potential for greatness and I DEFINITELY couldn’t do what these people do! So, rather than leaving a mean or ugly review (and I’ve read a few REALLY mean reviews), I chose to just stop reading any book that I couldn’t get behind! Plus, reading is my guilty escape from the kids and hubby, I should LIKE what the heck I read, LOL!😄
Thanks to Melissa from Every Free Chance Books!
🌼So SORRY if this is a double post!!😄🌼
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I’m a huge fan of this author! Once again, Tessa Layne delivers an impressive, well written and engrossing contemporary romance. I’ve been waiting for Ben’s story because he’s one of my favorite type of heroes…the strong, silent and handsome kind. I loved how he was possessive at times but also tender and charming! Hope wasn’t mentioned too much in the first two books so I wasn’t real sure what to expect but Ms. Layne NAILED her character! Hope was tough and tenacious (she had to be with two crazy big brothers!) but she also had a vulnerable and insecure side that was endearing. Ben and Hope together were an adorable complement to each other. Their story was a sexy, second chance, friends to lovers story. I’ll continue to follow Tessa Layne as she expands on her seductive cowboys from Prairie! Told from dual POVs with a sweet ending. I received, read and voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
Will an Alpha cowboy win the woman of his dreams in this sexy, small town western?
A captivating contemporary western romance series that will appeal to fans of Vivian Arend’s Six Pack Ranch, Cora Seton’s Chance Creek, and Maisey Yates’ Copper Ridge.
What’s a guy to do when the girl of his dreams makes a pass at him?
Saying no to Hope Hansen was the hardest thing Ben Sinclaire has ever done. Despite the fact that he’s loved her since grade school, between their age difference and a family feud, a romance between them was forbidden. But now she’s back and the girl he loved has become all woman. He’s finally ready to make his move, but he’ll have to get around her brothers and a field of admirers to do it.
What’s a girl to do when faced with the worst mistake from her past?
Eight years ago, Hope took a chance on Ben and got shot down. Heart broken and mortified, she left town. A fiasco at veterinary school foils her plan to avoid him forever by forcing her to come home to Prairie. When her brothers meddle in her love life by placing a Cowboy Wanted ad for her in the back of Rancher’s Monthly, Ben becomes her unlikely ally. As all her feelings come crashing back, Hope isn’t sure if she can trust him… or herself.
Cowboy Wanted: True Love Awaits
Ben comes up with a daring plan to win Hope, but when ice storms, weddings, and babies interfere, will it backfire? Or will Hope realize that true love has been waiting right under her nose the whole time?
Q: What makes the Cowboys of the Flint Hills series special?
Cowboys of the Flint Hills is a contemporary western romance series that embraces small town life in the heart of the wild west. It’s deeply rooted in history and place, and the weather is as wily and unpredictable as some of the characters. In this contemporary western romance series, I highlight everything I love about living in a small town in the west: family, community, kindness, & respect. The setting provides an exciting backdrop to contemporary romances about sexy cowboys with tender hearts and the strong, sassy women who love them.
Q: Who would enjoy these books?
Cowboys of the Flint Hills is a cowboy romance series written for anyone looking for love in a small town. If you love Cora Seton and the residents of Chance Creek, you might fall in love with Prairie. It’s a town where everybody knows your name and love always wins! Many of my readers also enjoy the books of Vivian Arend, Lorelei James, Maisey Yates, Kate Pearce & Janet Evans.
Q: What order should I read the books in?
This contemporary western romance series has been written so that each story is a standalone that wraps up with a happily ever after by The End. If you want to read them in chronological order I suggest this:
* Prairie Heat
* Prairie Passion
* Prairie Desire- Available Now!
* Prairie Storm- Coming Summer 2017
* Prairie Obsession- Coming Fall 2017
* Prairie Fire- Coming 2018
Q: Are there crossovers with other series?
Not yet- but there will be! Stay tuned!
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I’ve read one other book by Tijan that I enjoyed but I LOVED ANTI STEPBROTHER! This is an emotional coming of age story. Summer begins college believing she’s in love with her stepbrother, Kevin. She ends up falling for the “anti stepbrother”, the popular Caden. I ADORED Summer! She was beautiful and funny but self conscious, quirky and awkward. Summer had a lot of issues that as she faced them, allowed her to grow and mature. Caden was the “unattainable” bad boy on campus who was envied by all the guys and wanted by all the girls. Tijan did a fantastic job creating characters that were flawed but believable, gawky but clever. My emotions were tugged in all sorts of directions, from tears to laughter. This story definitely packed a punch mostly because I was able to relate so well with Summer. I’ve added this one to my READ AGAIN E-SHELF! Told mostly from Summer’s POV with a happy ending.
He told me to settle.
He asked what was wrong with me.
He called me an easy target.
That was within minutes when I first met Caden Banks.
I labeled him an *sshole, but he was more than that. Arrogant. Smug. Alpha.
He was also to-die-for gorgeous, and my stepbrother’s fraternity brother.
Okay, yes I was a little naive, a tad bit socially awkward, and the smallest amount of stalker-ish, but if Caden Banks thought he could tell me what to do, he had another thing coming.
I came to college with daydreams about being with my stepbrother, but what if I fell for the anti-stepbrother instead?
Preppy, Part Three: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater by T.M. Frazier is now LIVE!!!
Preppy, Part Three: The Life & Death of Samuel Clearwater by T.M. Frazier
Release Date: April 26th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
The bowtie is BACK!
Dre was just a beautiful stranger when Preppy saved her the first time around. Now, he has to save her again, but she’s no longer some stranger, she’s family, and he has no idea who or what he’s up against.
What he does know is that putting his family back together is the only acceptable outcome.
Preppy’s to-do list?
SAVE FAMILY. SEEK REVENGE.
He’s alive…and he’s out for BLOOD.
Preppy Part Three is the third book and conclusion of Preppy and Dre’s story. It’s also the 7th book in the King Series, which should be read in order starting with KING & TYRANT.
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About the Author:
T.M.Frazier is a USA TODAY bestselling author. She resides in sunny Southwest Florida with her husband and her young daughter.
When she’s not writing she loves talking to her readers, country music, reading and traveling. Her debut novel, The Dark Light of Day was published in September of 2013 and when she started writing it she intended for it to be a light beachy romance.
Well…it has a beach in it!
Her latest works include her USA TODAY BESTSELLING KING SERIES and All the Rage.
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My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I always like picking up anthologies when I can because it gives me a chance to read new to me authors at an affordable price. A LOVE FOR ROMANCE has fifteen different short stories by fifteen different authors. I read several stories in no time at all but I’m reviewing ALWAYS TO LATE by Micalea Smeltzer. This is a quick prequel to NEVER TOO LATE (Willow Creek Book 2) which is a full length book that was published several years ago. Mathias and Remy are two teenagers who meet in high school and immediately begin an explosive and rebellious relationship. They both feel a strong, fiery love for each other but circumstances tear them apart. The rest of their story continues in the Willow Creek series seven years later. Micalea Smeltzer is an awesome author! I enjoyed this story so much that I added the series to my TBR. Told from Remy’s POV with a definite cliffhanger. I received, read and voluntarily reviewed an ARC of this book.
Do you have a love for romance stories? Included in this anthology are stories that will have you intrigued; make you swoon; all the while warming your heart.
Fifteen SBR Media authors present to you: A Love for Romance.
♡A preview of Trading Yesterday by USA Today Bestselling Author Kahlen Aymes
♡ The Break (Breaking Free, Part 1) by USA Today Bestselling Author Debra Presley
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♡ Burning the Midnight Oil by Elison Grace
♡ Babysitting for the Biker by Sammi Starlight
♡ Chasing Love by Misha Elliott
♡ Spellbound by Ashlee Sinn
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“Professional soccer superstar, Chase (Ace) Forrester, receives a test message from the one woman who broke his heart. His life is on a fast track now, and after years of trying to forget Teagan Tesler, he can finally breathe without wanting to rip his heart from his chest.
Faced with a dilemma that threatens to screw up everything he’s worked for, Chase must decide if seeing Teagan will give him the closure he needs, or crack him open all over again. His head tells him to shut off his phone and ignore the six words screaming from the screen, but his heart tells him to get on a plane, no questions asked.
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“Like a best friend, you’ll root for Rachelle until the end.”– New York Times Bestselling Author Avery Aster
Rachelle wants nothing more than to be free of her husband, Dr. Trey Wellington III.
After one terrible night, she decides it’s time to break free from his abusive, controlling ways. However, her plan goes astray and she finds herself in the fight of her life.
Will Rachelle be able to break away? Or will Trey keep her captive in the hell she’s been living?
This book contains graphic scenes and very sensitive subject matter.
About the Book:
Nobody meets their spouse when they’re four-years-old unless they’re living a fairytale.
Veronica “Roni”Chapman and Patrick “Trigg”Chapman thought they were living the ultimate fairytale, then life happened.
With divorce papers served, they thought their relationship was over.
But a tragedy brings them back together.
The only chance they may have to get back together may just happen once upon a dream.
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The backstory highlighting the unusual romance between a medium (Elise) and a vampire (Gallus) who are key characters in TOUCHING EVIL.
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Prequel to upcoming release
Uptight Princeton student Sasha Landstone doesn’t mean to fall in love with the laid-back bartender Chris while vacationing in Florida on Spring Break. He’s completely not her type. He’s covered in tattoos, piercings, a man bun, and has an arrogant, condescending personality. But once they kiss it’s electric and all reason escapes them like the waves crashing along the Floridian shore. Too bad she’s his future stepsister…
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The first four chapter in Burning the Midnight Oil follow me on Wattpad for the rest of the story.
Announcing the IMPERFECT LOVE Kindle World, a fabulous new series featuring strong alpha heroes who get knocked sideways when they suddenly begin noticing the heroine in a whole new light.
In partnership with Kendall Ryan & these amazing bestselling authors: Kelly Elliott, Adriana Locke, Mandi Beck, T. Gephart, Kim Karr, Rachel Brookes, Cora Kenborn, Magan Vernon & Natasha Madison.
Sexy, laugh-out-loud funny, and sweet at times, this series is all about exploring romance tropes like friends to lovers, fake fiancé, arranged marriage, surprise pregnancy, budding office romances, and more, that all share one fabulous thing in common–they end in a happily ever after.
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Marry the girl I’ve had a crush on my whole life? Check.
Inherit a hundred-billion-dollar company? Check.
Produce an heir… Wait, what?
I have ninety days to knock up my brand-new fake wife. There’s only one problem—she hates my guts.
And in the fine print of the contract? The requirement that we produce an heir.
She can’t stand to be in the same room with me. Says she’ll never be in my bed. But I’ve never backed down from a challenge and I’m not about to start now.
Mark my words—I’ll have her begging for me, and it won’t take ninety days.
A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 2 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine. She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.
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