Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Need You Now (Man of the Month #3) by J. Kenner

My Rating: 4 Stars
Sex Scenes: Yes.
Series: Yes, Man of the Month #3.
Subject: To turning the lights.
Synopsis:
Charming smile. Wicked skills.
Meet Mr. March. 

With his tousled hair, cocky grin, and surprising abs hidden under a conservative button-down, bartender Cameron Reed is no stranger to the attention of women. 

He dates, but never gets serious, claiming that he’s too focused on his studies. But it’s not really school that preoccupies him; it’s sensual fantasies of his best friend’s sister. 

Mina Silver might be absolutely off-limits because of her overprotective brother and father, but that doesn’t stop Cam from imagining the feel of her in his arms, the brush of his lips over her soft skin, or the sparks that would fly between them if he ever got her into bed.

But for Cam, the bonds of family and friendship are sacrosanct, and there is no way that he’d ever violate his friend’s trust. Or would he?

Because with love on the line, maybe it’s time for Cam to break a few rules.

Taking a risk never felt so right. 

**Need You Now is part of a binge read series by New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and #1 International bestselling author of the million copy Stark series, J. Kenner. 

Each novel in the series is a STANDALONE romance with a guaranteed HEA!

But even so, you won’t want to miss any in the series. Because then you can answer the question…


Who’s Your Man of the Month? 

When a group of fiercely determined friends realize their beloved hang-out is in danger of closing, they take matters into their own hands to bring back customers lost to a competing bar. Fighting fire with a heat of their own, they double down with the broad shoulders, six-pack abs, and bare chests of dozens of hot, local guys who they cajole, prod, and coerce into auditioning for a Man of the Month calendar.

But it’s not just the fate of the bar that’s at stake. Because as things heat up, each of the men meets his match in this sexy, flirty, and compelling binge-read romance series of twelve novels releasing every other week from New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner. 


“With each novel featuring a favorite romance trope—beauty and the beast, billionaire bad boys, friends to lovers, second chance romance, secret baby, and more—this series hits the heart and soul of romance.” — New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips.
















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Cam has known Mina since forever and he has loved her for almost as long. She was always around and when they got older he started fantasying about her much more than just a great friend. The problem is that he has no clue what to do about this, and he is too scared to risk their friendship.

He has accepted that things are better the way they are, but he can't help how his body reacts to her, and people are starting to notice, the real question is... is she seeing that too?

Mina's life has always been about proving she is good enough, strong enough and that she has what she needs to be successful in her career and she is almost there, so close she can taste it. 

But love was never on her plans, she keeps encounters simple, no attachments, so that way she can up and leave at any time. 

That is until she kisses him, now that she's got a taste of cam she can't let go. It still doesn't make it any easier, she is leaving to follow her dream.

A beautiful story about the things that we give importance to in life. Are they willing to let the love of their lives walk away because of their career, or can they include them in their plans? Sometimes things can be altered if it means the end result will give you more happiness.



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About J. Kenner

J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly,  Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.
Though known primarily for her award-winning and international bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of genres including paranormal and contemporary romance, “chicklit” suspense, urban fantasy,  and paranormal mommy lit.
JK has been praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations” and by RT Bookclub for having “cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swoon for them.” A five time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award, JK took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance in 2014 for her novel, Claim Me (book 2 of her Stark Trilogy). Her Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series (as Julie Kenner) is currently in development with AwesomenessTV/Awestruck.
Her books have sold over three million  copies and are published in over twenty languages.
In her previous career as an attorney, JK worked as a clerk on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced primarily civil, entertainment and First Amendment litigation in Los Angeles and Irvine, California, as well as in Austin, Texas.  She currently lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and two rather spastic cats.


Connect with Julie:
Website: www.jkenner.com


Sunday, February 11, 2018

Runaway Groom (I Do, I Don't #2) by Lauren Layne

My Rating: 5 Stars
Sex Scenes: Yes.
Series: Yes, Do, I Don't #2.
Subject: Sometimes love finds a way.
Synopsis:
For one charming playboy, getting cast on a Bachelor-esque reality TV show is the shock of a lifetime—until he finds love where he least expects it. And now the chase is on!

Gage Barrett’s reputation as a ladies’ man has been greatly exaggerated, but none of that matters after a drunken bet lands him on Jilted, a reality TV show that matches runaway grooms with wannabe brides. Now he’s stuck at a Hawaiian resort with nineteen women competing to drag him back to the altar—and one contestant who’s even more miserable than he is. Gage has no idea how feisty, independent Ellie Wright wound up in the cast, but it’s obvious she hates his guts. And if there’s one thing Gage likes, it’s a challenge. . . .

Ellie can’t believe she let her best friend talk her into exchanging her dignity for a glorified bikini contest. Still, she could use the exposure—her business is struggling—and she’ll probably be one of the first to get eliminated anyway. But Gage isn’t the shallow jerk Ellie anticipated—and he’s in no rush to send her home. As stolen kisses turn into secret trysts, she finds herself losing track of what’s real and what’s for the camera. With the wedding finale looming, this runaway groom is tempting Ellie to start believing in storybook endings. 




























Gage and Ellie's story was too good to be true! How do you find true love on a reality TV show? Well...they are about to find out.

Both of them had their motives, they needed to be there, and surprisingly and unlike they could have though, they were really alike. 
They clicked from the start, even though she was not a super model like most of the contestants, he saw something in her. He couldn't stop thinking about her.

Ellie would have never picture herself falling for the sexy playboy, but there was something in his eyes that called a deeper part of her, they were kindred spirits. He kept surprising her time and time and again, he was nothing like the image about him, she had in her, and that made things so much harder.

Finding alone time to get to know each other on the show was almost impossible, but they found a way and those night encounters only fuelled the thought they were both having... this could never work and they needed to stop before it was too late.

But as we know, love listens to no reason and when the moment came for him to make his choice he was either gonna disappoint himself by quitting or betray the only woman that had ever made him feel anything real.

A super exciting read!














Author Info

Lauren Layne is the New York Times bestselling author of romantic comedies. She lives in New York City with her husband.
A former e-commerce and web marketing manager from Seattle, Lauren relocated to New York City in 2011 to pursue a full-time writing career. She signed with her agent in 2012, and her first book was published in summer of 2013. Since then, she's written over two dozen books, hitting the USA TODAY, New York Times, iBooks, and Amazon bestseller lists.



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Saturday, February 3, 2018

Tempting Love (Cowboys & Angels #3) by Kelly Elliott

My Rating: 5 Stars
Sex Scenes: Yes.
Series: Yes,Cowboys & Angels #3
Subject: She was the purest and naughtiest thing and he just couldn't resist...
Synopsis:
Can a woman actually make you feel like you’re losing your damn mind? 

Yes. 

If she is Corina Miller. 

The only woman who has ever made me long for something more, and let me tell you, that has me all kinds of messed up. After months of ignoring my feelings, it’s clear to me I’ve fallen for those piercing blue eyes and sexy smile. 

But is it too late? 

Have I pushed her into the arms of someone else? 

Hell no am I letting that happen.

I’m on a mission to win the heart of the only woman I’ve ever cared about—and the only thing standing in my way is one stubborn and pissed off Corina. 

I always did like a challenge. 

Tempting Love is book 3 in the Cowboys and Angels series.























And another one bites the dust! 
The Parker brothers are unbelievable, I'm never getting tired of saying that. 
Bad boys and still gentleman, sexy but still sweet, they are the perfect combination and we all want one for ourselves. 

Now its Mitchell and Corina's time, and I have to say we saw it coming, even before the last book was over, I could see the distress these whole situation with her and his brother was causing him... he had it bad. 

The moment he accepted that he had feelings for her was the changing point for everything, because if we know something about these men, is that they don't take no for an answer and once they want something there is no stopping them from getting it. Pure Alpha male fantasyland over here!

Still Corina is a strong woman, and even though she is inexperienced she is not gonna let him keep playing with her. He run away from her when she opened her heart to him once, she is not doing that again any time soon.

Mitchell has to find a way to prove to her that he is in for the long haul. He has let her down before but he has no intentions of doing that again, she is his now.

They had a crazy intensity about them, it was as if they could never hold themselves back, and that was just perfect!

He is willing to change his life for her and if he opens his heart to her, she would leave everything behind for him.


Just so good!















































ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Kelly Elliott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Since finishing her bestselling Wanted series, Kelly continues to spread her wings while remaining true to her roots and giving readers stories rich with hot protective men, strong women and beautiful surroundings.
Her bestselling works include, Wanted, Broken, Without You, and Unconditional Love, to name just a few.
Kelly has been passionate about writing since she was fifteen. After years of filling journals with stories, she finally followed her dream and published her first novel, Wanted, in November of 2012.
Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, daughter, and two pups. When she’s not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is down to earth and very in touch with her readers, both on social media and at signings.
To find out more about Kelly and her books, you can find her through her website.

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Excerpt
I followed him, my hands shaking as I grew angrier by the second. “That’s it? You’re going to let me move out?”
Mitchell reached for his keys, then turned to me. “I can’t force you to stay here, Corina. If you’re unhappy, then yes, you should leave. Do I want you to? No, I don’t. I know I fucked up, but if you’re going to throw it in my face every goddamn chance you get, then you’re right, this won’t work.”
He headed to the stairs that led down to his front door. My heart raced, and I knew I couldn’t leave it like this. Closing my eyes, I called out to him. “Mitch! You never asked me to the Pecan Street Honky Tonk.”
Stopping, he looked back up at me. “What?”
I swallowed hard and took in a quick breath. “The dance, you never asked me. And well, Lane asked me.”
Sadness swept over his face. “What did you tell him?”
Wringing my hands together, I answered, “I haven’t responded…yet. I was waiting for you.”
Mitchell rushed back up the steps and stopped in front of me. I don’t think I’d ever felt my stomach dip like it did when he raced toward me. He cupped my face and leaned in. My chest rose and fell with each breath as I waited for him to speak. His touch sent a flurry of butterflies through my chest.
“Corina, will you go with me to the street dance next weekend?”
My teeth sank into my lip, and I watched as his eyes filled with lust.
“Yes.” I smiled and added, “But only as friends.”
The corner of his mouth rose into a sexy smirk. God, how I loved that smile of his. “It’s a date, then.”
“As friends,” I added.
He leaned down and pressed his lips to mine. Before I could even process his lips, they were gone and he was stepping back. “I’ll take it. For now.”



Thursday, February 1, 2018

Hold on Tight (Man of the Month #2) by J. Kenner

My Rating: 4 Stars
Sex Scenes: Yes.
Series: Yes, Man of the Month #2
Subject: Never let your past define who you are.
Synopsis:
A hard body. A dangerous past. 
Meet Mr. February.

Reality-TV star and reformed bad boy Spencer Dean doesn’t trust women. Not after his fiancée, Brooke, left him at the altar five years ago, breaking his heart and hardening his soul.

Now, Brooke is close to a deal for her own show that will launch with the remodel of a popular Austin bar. The problem? The network insists that Spencer step in as her partner. 

He’s tried to forget her—but he can’t deny that he still wants her. More than that, he wants to punish her. And so he agrees, but only on terms that are provocative, demanding, and wildly sensual. 

It’s the perfect set-up for extracting revenge. But he doesn’t expect to fall for Brooke all over again…

Revenge never looked so hot.

**Hold On Tight is part of a binge read series by New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and #1 International bestselling author of the million copy Stark series, J. Kenner. 


Each novel in the series is a STANDALONE romance with a guaranteed HEA!

But even so, you won’t want to miss any in the series. Because then you can answer the question…

Who’s Your Man of the Month? 

When a group of fiercely determined friends realize their beloved hang-out is in danger of closing, they take matters into their own hands to bring back customers lost to a competing bar. Fighting fire with a heat of their own, they double down with the broad shoulders, six-pack abs, and bare chests of dozens of hot, local guys who they cajole, prod, and coerce into auditioning for a Man of the Month calendar.

But it’s not just the fate of the bar that’s at stake. Because as things heat up, each of the men meets his match in this sexy, flirty, and compelling binge-read romance series of twelve novels releasing every other week from New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner. 

“With each novel featuring a favorite romance trope—beauty and the beast, billionaire bad boys, friends to lovers, second chance romance, secret baby, and more—this series hits the heart and soul of romance.” — New York Times bestselling author Carly Phillips

Complete Title List:
Down On Me
Hold On Tight
Need You Now
Start Me Up
Get It On
In Your Eyes
Turn Me On
Shake It Up
All Night Long
In Too Deep
Light My Fire
Walk The Line


And don’t miss Bar Bites: A Man of the Month Cookbook by J. Kenner and Suzanne M. Johnson, featuring recipes, slices of life, and all new scenes and short stories!

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A man with a hard past and a woman who sacrificed everything for him.

This is the kind of tragic story we love to read, where the main characters have no idea that even though it looks like they lost each other, their hearts have been pinning for one another from the start. 

Secret, lies and betrayal make this book impossible to put down.

The story has a bit of a Romeo and Juliet vibe going on, and we just can’t get enough of them…the lovers fighting against all odds. 

Her family has always been trying to keep them apart and they have succeeded so far, but now she is stronger and she is not ready to let go of him again. 

Spenser is such a unique character, he is mad at her at first and looking for revenge; but when he sees fear in her eyes he stops and loses any kind of vengeance spirit he had. Someone hurt his Angel and he needs to fix it!

 He didn’t even ask for an explanation, he just wanted her back, even though she had committed the ultimate betrayal. 


But things aren’t always as they seem and he soon realizes she has given everything up for him, and that she might truly love him. The damaged and rough boy from the wrong side of the track has a hard time believing he deserves someone like her, but he is willing to give it a try, because letting her go again is not an option.




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About J. Kenner

J. Kenner (aka Julie Kenner) is the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly,  Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author of over seventy novels, novellas and short stories in a variety of genres.
Though known primarily for her award-winning and international bestselling erotic romances (including the Stark and Most Wanted series) that have reached as high as #2 on the New York Times bestseller list, JK has been writing full time for over a decade in a variety of genres including paranormal and contemporary romance, “chicklit” suspense, urban fantasy,  and paranormal mommy lit.
JK has been praised by Publishers Weekly as an author with a “flair for dialogue and eccentric characterizations” and by RT Bookclub for having “cornered the market on sinfully attractive, dominant antiheroes and the women who swoon for them.” A five time finalist for Romance Writers of America’s prestigious RITA award, JK took home the first RITA trophy awarded in the category of erotic romance in 2014 for her novel, Claim Me (book 2 of her Stark Trilogy). Her Demon Hunting Soccer Mom series (as Julie Kenner) is currently in development with AwesomenessTV/Awestruck.
Her books have sold over three million  copies and are published in over twenty languages.

In her previous career as an attorney, JK worked as a clerk on the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, and practiced primarily civil, entertainment and First Amendment litigation in Los Angeles and Irvine, California, as well as in Austin, Texas.  She currently lives in Central Texas, with her husband, two daughters, and two rather spastic cats.


Connect with Julie:
Website: www.jkenner.com