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Jill Shalvis’s LOST AND FOUND SISTERS – Review and Excerpt Tour

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From New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis comes her first women’s fiction novel—an unforgettable story of friendship, love, family, and sisterhood—perfect for fans of Colleen Hoover, Susan Mallery, and Kristan Higgins. Order your copy today!

 

 

They say life can change in an instant…

After losing her sister in a devastating car accident, chef Quinn Weller is finally getting her life back on track. She appears to have it all: a loving family, a dream job in one of L.A.’s hottest eateries, and a gorgeous boyfriend dying to slip an engagement ring on her finger. So why does she feel so empty, like she’s looking for a missing piece she can’t find?

The answer comes when a lawyer tracks down Quinn and reveals a bombshell secret and a mysterious inheritance that only she can claim. This shocking revelation washes over Quinn like a tidal wave. Her whole life has been a lie.

On impulse, Quinn gives up her job, home, and boyfriend. She heads up the coast to the small hometown of Wildstone, California, which is just a few hours north, but feels worlds apart from Los Angeles. Though she doesn’t quite fit in right away, she can’t help but be drawn to the town’s simple pleasures…and the handsome, dark-haired stranger who offers friendship with no questions asked.

As Quinn settles into Wildstone, she discovers there’s another surprise in store for her. The inheritance isn’t a house or money, but rather something earth shattering, something that will make her question everything she thought she knew about herself, about her family. Now with a world of possibilities opening up to Quinn, she must decide if this new life is the one she was always meant to have—and the one that could finally give her the fulfillment she’s searched so long for.

 

 

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EXCERPT

“Mick?” she whispered.

“Yeah?”

“Are you feeling something?”

“You could say that,” he murmured. “You?”

She licked her lips and he nearly groaned. “I think so,” she whispered.

“That’s good.”

“Are you going to kiss me?”

He cupped her face, let his thumbs trace her jawbone, his fingers sinking into her silky waves. “No,” he said quietly. “And not because I don’t want to, but because when I do, I want to know you’re ready. That you’ll feel it.”

She sighed. “Guys do whatever they want all the time, no emotions necessary. I want that skill.” Another shaky breath escaped her, and since they were literally an inch apart, they shared air for a single heartbeat during which neither of them moved.

Her gaze dropped to his mouth. “Okay, so I’m definitely feeling things.” She hesitated and then her hands came up to his chest. “Maybe we should test it out to be sure.”

God, she was the sweetest temptation he’d ever met, and he wanted nothing more than to cover her mouth with his. Instead, he brushed his mouth to her cheek.

“Please, Mick,” she whispered, her exhale warming his throat.

He loved the “please,” and he wanted to do just that more than anything. But when she tried to turn her head into his, to line up their mouths, he gently tightened his grip, dragging his mouth along her smooth skin instead, making his way to her ear.

“Not yet,” he whispered, letting his lips brush over her earlobe and the sensitive skin beneath it.

She moaned and clutched him. “Why not?”

It took every ounce of control he had to lift his head and meet her gaze. “Because I want to make sure you’re really with me, that you’re feeling everything I’m feeling. That there’ll be no doubt, no regrets.”

“You sure have a lot of requirements.”

He laughed. And she was right, it was all big talk for a guy who didn’t do relationships anymore. Still, he forced himself to step back and shut the passenger door.

As he rounded the hood to the driver’s side, he tried to remind himself of all the reasons she was a bad idea. He lived two hundred miles away and he was hoping to move his mom up by him and never come back here. Not to mention that Quinn lived an equal two hundred miles in the opposite direction and she was in a deeply vulnerable place. No way would he even think about taking advantage of that.

But when he slid behind the wheel and their eyes locked, he realized that while his mind could stand firm, the rest of his body wasn’t on board with the in-control program.

Lost and Found Sisters
Lost and Found Sisters by Jill ShalvisMy rating: 5 of 5 stars
A sassy, sexy and touching story about family, friends and love that made me smile from start to finish.
Quinn Weller just turned thirty and aside from the overwhelming emptiness her sister’s loss caused her, she seems to have everything from a loving family, to a great career and a boyfriend who’s just waiting for her to lift the embargo on her heart and feelings. But something is just a bit off and then her entire life is turned on its axis when she’s informed of an inheritance from an unknown relative which causes a domino effect revealing upsetting lies.

Needing to get to the bottom of things, Quinn puts her life on hold to go to Wildstone, a small town where everybody knows everybody and the pace is vastly slower from L.A. Sticking out like a sore thumb at first, she’s captivated by the town’s charm, its interesting inhabitants and one gorgeous man who’s been welcoming, helpful, engaging her in teasing banter and promising a way to decompress in very sexy ways, no strings attached since he’s not from town either.

While trying to do the right thing, Quinn starts a journey of self-discovery which eventually will lead to fork in the road. Will she go back to her empty yet familiar life or will she take a risk and embrace love, family and strange pets in a way she never imagined?

I love reading books that are set in small towns where the author gives readers graphic details that allow the imagination to soar and characters that draw you in. I loved reading about every single one of them including the animals that make for every interesting and fun scenes. I also appreciate when loving and supportive parents are included in the secondary character mix.

Then there’s Mick. I loved the man with the dog right from the start. He was sexy, smart, and caring, understanding and oh so very patient. I’m being purposely vague because there are a couple of twists in the story I don’t want to spoil you with. I can say that I really enjoyed Quinn’s journey. I was so much more about the sweet and sexy romance between Quinn and Mick. It’s the kind of story you’ll want to curl up with on a lazy afternoon and thoroughly savor.

The Lost and Found Sisters is book #1 in the Wildstone series by Jill Shalvis. It is a standalone, full-length contemporary romance. It was touching, it was sexy, it was heartwarming and pretty much unforgettable. I can’t wait go to back to Wildstone. Told from two points of view with a happy ending.

 

Jill Shalvis’s LOST AND FOUND SISTERS – Review & Excerpt Schedule:

June 12th

East Coast Book Chicks – Review & Excerpt

Fictional Rendezvous Book Blog – Excerpt

I Love Romance – Review & Excerpt

Lucky 13 book reviews and news – Excerpt

June 13th

Adventures in Writing – Excerpt

Book Angel Booktopia – Review & Excerpt

Cocktails and Books – Review & Excerpt

Melena’s Reviews – Review & Excerpt

The Book Hammock – Review & Excerpt

June 14th

Aly’s Miscellany – Excerpt

Books,Dreams,Life – Excerpt

Coffee Books Life – Excerpt

She Reads too Much Romance – Review

The Readdicts – Review & Excerpt

June 15th

Crystal’s Chaotic Confessions – Excerpt

Debbie’s World of Books – Review & Excerpt

Ramblings From This Chick – Excerpt

Red Hot + Blue Reads – Review & Excerpt

Shannon’s Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

June 16th

A Literary Perusal – Review & Excerpt

Brittany’s Book Blog – Excerpt

I Smell Sheep – Review & Excerpt

Reads & Reviews – Excerpt

June 17th

Bookishly Yours – Review & Excerpt

Lover of Big Books Cannot Lie – Review & Excerpt

Romantic Reads and Such – Excerpt

Two Girls with Books – Review

June 18th

A geordielass honest blog on reviews – Review

Nicole’s Book Musings – Excerpt

Robinson Reviews – Review

Those Crazy Book Chicks – Review & Excerpt

With Love for Books – Review

June 19th

Becky on Books – Review & Excerpt

BooksPieAndCoffee – Review

IrishdaisylovesRomance – Review & Excerpt

JOJO THE BOOKAHOLIC – Review & Excerpt

Writing My Own Fairy Tale – Review & Excerpt

June 20th

Marieke’s Books – Review & Excerpt

Reviews from the Heart – Review & Excerpt

Sascha Darlington’s Microcosm Explored – Review & Excerpt

Thoughts of a Blonde – Review & Excerpt

Two Book Pushers – Review & Excerpt

June 21st

AC Squared Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Babbling about books and more – Excerpt

Literary Gossip – Excerpt

Love’s A State Of Mind – Review

June 22nd

Books 2 Blog – Review & Excerpt

Cara’s Book Boudoir – Review & Excerpt

I’m A Book Shark – Review & Excerpt

Love Affair With Fiction – Review & Excerpt

What Is That Book About – Excerpt

June 23rd

Book and Tequila – Review & Excerpt

Once Upon A Page – Review & Excerpt

Reading To Unwind – Review & Excerpt

Sweet Red Reads – Review & Excerpt

Talking Books Blog – Excerpt

June 24th

G & T’s Indie Café – Excerpt

Reading Between the Wines Book Club – Excerpt

Red’s Romance Review’s – Review & Excerpt

Renee Entress’s Blog – Review & Excerpt

TjLovesToRead – Review

 

 

About Jill Shalvis:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill’s sexy contemporary and award-winning books wherever romances are sold and click on the blog button above for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

 

 

 

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Review: Lost and Found Sisters

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Lost and Found Sisters
Lost and Found Sisters by Jill Shalvis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


A sassy, sexy and touching story about family, friends and love that made me smile from start to finish.

Quinn Weller just turned thirty and aside from the overwhelming emptiness her sister’s loss caused her, she seems to have everything from a loving family, to a great career and a boyfriend who’s just waiting for her to lift the embargo on her heart and feelings. But something is just a bit off and then her entire life is turned on its axis when she’s informed of an inheritance from an unknown relative which causes a domino effect revealing upsetting lies.

Needing to get to the bottom of things, Quinn puts her life on hold to go to Wildstone, a small town where everybody knows everybody and the pace is vastly slower from L.A. Sticking out like a sore thumb at first, she’s captivated by the town’s charm, its interesting inhabitants and one gorgeous man who’s been welcoming, helpful and engaging her in sexy, teasing banter.

While trying to do the right thing, Quinn starts a journey of self-discovery which eventually will lead to fork in the road. Will she go back to her empty yet familiar life or will she take a risk and embrace love, family and strange pets in a way she never imagined?

I love reading books that are set in small towns where the author gives readers graphic details that allow the imagination to soar and characters that draw you in. I loved reading about every single one of them including the animals that make for every interesting and fun scenes. I also appreciate when loving and supportive parents are included in the secondary character mix.

I’m being purposely vague because there are very interesting twists to this story I don’t want to spoil you with. I can say though that I really enjoyed Quinn’s journey. I was so much more about the sweet and sexy romance between Quinn and Mick.

The Lost and Found Sisters is book #1 in the Wildstone series by Jill Shalvis. It is a standalone contemporary romance. It was touching, it was sexy, it was heartwarming and full feels. Told from two points of view with a happy ending.

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THE TIME IN BETWEEN by Kristen Ashley COVER REVEAL

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From New York Times Bestselling author Kristen Ashley, comes the third and final book in her The Magdalene series—THE TIME IN BETWEEN—releasing August 29, 2017! Don’t miss the beautiful cover below, and pre-order your copy today!

 

 

About THE TIME IN BETWEEN (The Magdalene Series #3):

After a painful loss, Cady Moreland is coming to Magdalene to start the next chapter of her life. A chapter that began eighteen years ago but had a heartbreaking ending. The time in between was full of family and friendship, but Cady could never get the man she fell in love with all those years ago out of her heart.

Coert Yeager has learned to live without the girl who entered his life right when she shouldn’t and exited delivering a crippling blow he never would have suspected. The time in between was full of failing to find what he was missing…and life-altering betrayal.

But when that girl shows up in Magdalene and buys the town’s beloved lighthouse, even if Coert wants to avoid her, he can’t. A fire in town sparks a different kind of flame that won’t be ignored.

As Cady and Coert question the actions of the two young adults they once were thrown into earth-shattering circumstances, can they learn from what came in between and find each other again?

 

 

 

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About Kristen Ashley:

Kristen Ashley was born in Gary, Indiana, USA and nearly killed her mother and herself making it into the world, seeing as she had the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck (already attempting to accessorize and she hadn’t taken her first breath!). Her mother said they took Kristen away, put her Mom back in her room, her mother looked out the window, and Gary was on fire (Dr. King had been assassinated four days before). Kristen’s Mom remembered thinking it was the end of the world. Quite the dramatic beginning.

Nothing’s changed.

Kristen grew up in Brownsburg, Indiana and has lived in Denver, Colorado and the West Country of England. Thus, she’s blessed to have friends and family around the globe. Her family was (is) loopy (to say the least) but loopy is good when you want to write. They all lived together on a very small farm in a small farm town in the heartland. She grew up with Glenn Miller, The Everly Brothers, REO Speedwagon and Whitesnake (and the wardrobes that matched).

Needless to say, growing up in a house full of music, clothes and love was a good way to grow up.

And as she keeps growing, it keeps getting better.

 

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Review Tour for I Knew You Were Trouble by Lauren Layne

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 A feisty beauty must choose between
winning back Mr. Right 
or giving in to Mr. Wrong.
I KNEW YOU WERE TROUBLE
Oxford Series #4
Lauren Layne
Releasing June 13, 2017
Loveswept

New York City’s hottest bachelors are stirring up trouble in this fun, flirty Oxford Novel, as a love triangle forces a feisty beauty to choose between winning back Mr. Right or giving in to Mr. Wrong.

Taylor Carr has it all—a sleek job in advertising, a stunning Manhattan apartment, and the perfect man to share it with: Bradley Calloway. Even after Bradley dumps her for a co-worker on move-in day, Taylor isn’t worried. She’ll get her man eventually. In the meantime, she needs a new roommate. Enter Nick Ballantine, career bartender, freelance writer—and longtime pain in Taylor’s ass. Sexy in a permanent five-o’clock-shadow kind of way, Nick knows how to push Taylor’s buttons, as if he could see right through to the real her.

Nick’s always trying to fix people, and nobody could use a good fixing more than Taylor. Sure, she’s gorgeous, with mesmerizing silver eyes, but it’s her vulnerability that kills him. Now that they’re shacking up together, the chemistry is out of control. Soon they’re putting every part of their two-bedroom apartment to good use. Then Taylor’s ex comes crawling back to her, and Nick figures she’ll jump at the chance to go back to her old life—unless he fights for the best thing that ever happened to him.

Excerpt

Bradley froze when he saw her, and she was pretty sure she saw the urge to turn and run flicker across his face.

Again she felt a stab of disappointment. In him. And in herself for apparently having misread him. She’d thought he was better than this.

Bradley’s eyes moved between her and Nick, and though he didn’t look all that surprised at seeing them bickering, his gaze grew hard as he saw Nick’s hand on Taylor’s face.

Nick, naturally, took his sweet time removing it, and she resisted the urge to kick his shin.

“Morning, Bradley,” Taylor said, pleased that her voice sounded calm and friendly. As well it should. She’d had plenty of practice over the better part of a year pretending that she and Bradley were nothing more than colleagues.

Other than a few close friends who knew they were dating, they’d done a mostly decent job of hiding their romantic relationship from coworkers. Better than she and Nick had done hiding their antagonistic one.

“Hey, Taylor. Nick,” Bradley said.

He entered the room and reached for a coffee mug, turning his attention toward the other man. “Didn’t realize you’d taken on another assignment. What for?”

“Not sure,” Nick said, checking his watch. “Have a meeting with Cassidy in a few to find out.”

“Here’s hoping it’s an offsite gig that takes you far, far away. Maybe he needs someone to cover Siberian winters,” Taylor said to Nick, even as she watched Bradley out of the corner of her eye.

“Don’t need to travel to find severe winter. It doesn’t get any chillier than right here,” Nick retorted, waving his hand over her head in a storm cloud gesture.

She shoved his hand aside, her attention still on Bradley, who was determinedly avoiding her gaze.

Coward.

It was going to be darn hard to get him to see reason when he wouldn’t even make eye contact.

Nick, ever too perceptive for his own good, noticed the tension and gave a quick look between her and Bradley, his gaze turning speculative.

She shot him a warning look that clearly said, Don’t.

He shot an answering smile that clearly said, Watch me.

“Bradley, don’t suppose you’re in the market for a roommate?” Nick asked, his voice deceptively casual.

Bradley’s head snapped up, and finally, finally his blue gaze collided with Taylor’s. Dammit. Why did he have to be so beautiful? He was like a mischievous angel, all twinkling blue eyes, dimples, a sexy cleft in his chin, dark blond wavy hair . . .

“What?” he asked Nick distractedly, still looking at Taylor.

“Taylor here wants to share her original crown molding with someone.”

Bradley winced, and Taylor felt a little surge of gratitude toward Nick. He couldn’t have known it, but it was the perfect jab. She and Bradley were both into prewar architecture—had eaten up the broker’s description of all the building’s original elements.

Taylor should be sharing that crown molding with Bradley. And he damn well knew it.

His eyes met hers in silent misery—an apology that she wasn’t quite ready to accept. Heck, she wasn’t even ready to acknowledge it, because she had no intention of being dumped. Not by him, not by any man.

Taylor ignored the guilt written all over Bradley’s face as she held his gaze. “Yes, it seems I unexpectedly have a free bedroom and more rent than I can afford. If either of you knows anyone looking for a roommate . . .”

Bradley’s handsome face twisted regretfully, and he set his coffee aside, taking a step toward her, apparently forgetting—or not caring—that Nick was still in the room.

“Taylor. Damn it. I told you—”

“Actually, I do,” Nick said, interrupting.

Taylor forced her gaze away from Bradley’s pleading face toward Nick’s smug one. “You know someone who needs a roommate?”

“Yup.” He crossed his arms and watched her.

She made an impatient gesture with her hand. “Who? It can’t be one of your ex-girlfriends—I don’t want to inadvertently hear any gross details about you. And not one of your frat-boy guy friends—my living room isn’t cut out for Call of Duty.”

“Yeah, because that’s all I do all day.”

She rolled her eyes. “Okay, for real, who is it?”

His grin was slow, sly, and the very definition of trouble. “Me.”


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I Knew You Were Trouble
I Knew You Were Trouble by Lauren Layne
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
A delightful romantic escape. Lauren Layne writes up a fun, flirty and highly enjoyable story about a woman who doesn’t believe in love thinks the predictable good guy is the way to go, but actually wants the roguish bad boy with the scruff and sexy smile.
Taylor Carr and Nick Ballantine’s relationship can be described as complex mix of “bad timing and worse decisions.” But when Taylor gets dumped the same day her ex was supposed to move in with her, her no-nonsense and very pragmatic character resolves to accept Nick Ballantine, the sexy freelance writer/bartender who knows how to infuriate her in less than five seconds flat, as her roommate. How will she ever survive his infuriating attractiveness.

Ever since he first met Tayler, Nick liked her. She was a what-you-see-is-what-you-get kind of girl. He saw past her icy exterior and saw the lonely, competitive, sarcastic and gorgeous woman. So when he saw the opportunity to create mischief, he happily volunteered to move in with her because deep down he knows there’s an attraction neither are acknowledging. Can he convince Taylor to blur the enemy lines and take a chance at love with him?

“He wanted Taylor Carr—but when he finally put his hands on her, he didn’t want it to be about Bradley. He wanted it to be about them.”

This book was fun! It was so much fun I read it in a single sitting grabbing me with the amusing tension and quick wit banter between the protagonists. I was snickering, laughing and fanning myself while swiping left as fast as possible.

I was sad for Taylor as she felt herself unlovable but absolutely admired her backbone. She’s one tough chick and deserved a man who not only understood her but made her complete happy. And who better to do that than funny and sweet man who had no qualms in calling her BS. I absolutely adored Nick! He’s such a great guy.

“How can you be a bartender, a journalist, and a n author, and still find all that time to drive me crazy>” ~ Taylor to Nick

Besides being carefree, smart and attractive, he’s caring and understanding, especially when Taylor’s jabs strike hard and deep. I liked that he could read woman because he had two sisters he loves. I liked that he indulged his mom, and I think my ovaries exploded along with Taylor’s in a scene where he’s carrying a baby. I’m almost sure I smiled every time I read from his perspective or he was in a scene.

Even though there are some touching and sad moments, the overall feeling while reading this story is a feel-good, light-heartedness that comes from the quick banter, fiery chemistry and slow build up between Taylor and Nick. I only wish there had been more of their story to read as I felt the ending was on the rushed side.

Lauren Layne has great skill at creating relateable characters you want to get to know and hang out with. The Stiletto and Oxford series are proof positive of that. I’ve loved getting to know every one of the characters in the series and enjoy every time they get together, gossip and conspire to get another couple into the HEA club or just pop up whenever.

“You forget that I have to share and office space with you two and your pheromones. The sexual tension’s excruciating.” ~ Brit to Taylor

I Knew You Were Trouble is book #4 in the Oxford series by Lauren Layne. It is a standalone romantic comedy. Told from both points of view with a happy ending.

 

Lauren Layne is the New York Times bestselling author of over a dozen
romantic comedies.
 
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 lives in midtown Manhattan with her high-school sweetheart, where she writes smart
romantic comedies with just enough sexy-times to make your mother blush. In
LL’s ideal world, every stiletto-wearing, Kate Spade wielding woman would carry
a Kindle stocked with Lauren Layne books. 
 

 

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Salvaged by Jay Crownover Excerpt and Review Tour

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jay Crownover continues her delightfully sexy Saints of Denver series with the next thrilling standalone, SALVAGED! Order your copy today!

Hudson Wheeler is a nice guy. Everyone knows it, including his fiancée who left him with a canceled wedding and a baby on the way. He’s tired of finishing last and is ready to start living in the moment with nights soaked in whiskey, fast cars, and even faster girls. He’s set to start living on the edge, but when he meets Poppy Cruz, her sad eyes in the most gorgeous face he’s ever seen hook him in right away. Wheeler can see Poppy’s pain and all he wants to do is take care of her and make her smile, whatever it takes.

Poppy can’t remember a time when she didn’t see strangers as the enemy. After a lifetime of being hurt from the men who swore to protect her, Poppy’s determined to keep herself safe by keeping everyone else at arm’s length. Wheeler’s sexy grin and rough hands from hours restoring classic cars shouldn’t captivate her, but every time she’s with him, she can’t help being pulled closer to him. Though she’s terrified to trust again, Poppy soon realizes it might hurt even more to shut Wheeler out—and the intense feelings pulsing through her are making it near impossible to resist him.

The only thing Poppy is sure of is that her heart is in need of some serious repair, and the more time she spends with Wheeler, the more she’s convinced he’s the only man with the tools to fix it.

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“I don’t know that I have the time to take on a puppy right now, Poppy.” He lifted a hand and rubbed it across the back of his neck. His mahogany-colored eyebrows pulled into a vee over the top of his nose and the corners of his mouth pulled down in a frown that was too harsh for his pretty face. I liked it much better when he smiled and his twin dimples cut deeply into his cheeks.

I bit my bottom lip to keep the distressed noise that I could feel climbing up the back of my throat at bay. I knew he might say no but I couldn’t hide the fact that I was disappointed by his decision. I honestly felt like he and the puppy would be good for one another, that they could bring a little joy into each other’s life. It broke my heart a little that Wheeler wasn’t ready to open his heart up again, even when it was to something that was so obviously eager to love him unconditionally and irrevocably, unlike his ex.

“It’s okay, Wheeler. Like I said, I’ll take him home until I can find a place for him. I’m sure Dolly could use a friend.” I crouched down and wiggled my fingers to get the dog’s attention, and grinned when he bounded over, tripping over his front legs as he scrambled in my direction. “I can take him to work with me and hold on to him until I figure something out. One of the boys at the shop will step up if Dixie doesn’t want another dog.”

I heard him sigh and looked up to see him watching me intently. He opened his mouth like he was going to say something, then let it snap shut with his teeth audibly clicking together. I didn’t know much about Wheeler, but what I did know I liked. He was nice. He was polite. He was thoughtful and he was kind. But more than any of those things, he went out of his way to hold himself in a way that wasn’t threatening or intimidating because he was aware without me saying a word how jumpy I was around people, men in particular. I hated that they were bigger than me. I hated that I knew firsthand how badly they could hurt me if they had a mind to. I hated that I wilted and cowered under their attention, even if it was innocent and friendly. The fact that he took care not to spook me spoke volumes and made me feel awful for putting him in such an awkward position.

“Poppy…” He sounded regretful and I had no interest in dragging the torture out any longer for either of us. I scooped up the dog and buried my nose in the top of his head.

“Seriously it’s no big deal. I love him and I’m happy to wait until I can find him a proper home. It was stupid of me not to consider how busy you are with everything you have going on in your life right now. A puppy is a big commitment and that’s not something you can put on someone else without discussing it with them first.” The dog swiped his tongue across my face, no doubt feeling my distress and rising panic. I wanted to tuck his warm little body to my chest and run away like I was trying to score a touchdown in the other team’s end zone. “I should have known better.”

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Salvaged
Salvaged by Jay CrownoverMy rating: 5 of 5 stars
A blazing hot, irresistible romance jampacked with feels. It’s the kind of book that puts your heart and soul through the emotional wringer and leaves you with the most happy and satisfied feeling at the end.

I fell in love with Jay Crownover’s writing from the moment I picked up Rule and was unable to put it down. It was sizzling hot, with exceptionally well layered characters that I would no soon forget and an addicting plot written with edginess, almost painfully gritty about two people who need to heal from their heartbreak in order to find their happiness together. Every subsequent book has somewhat followed these lines. Every single one is worth reading. Over and over. Salvaged is a fantastic addition.

By her own admission (I love all of Jay’s introductions), she gives good yet messy romance. Salvaged is a bit different because both characters are good people who were looking for love, acceptance, family but life handed them a raw deal, Poppy more so than Hudson. Still, they’re both young and hopeful, optimistic and determined.

Hudson Wheeler didn’t want to be the poster boy for Green Day’s “Nice guys finish last” and yet he was. He was nice, did everything right and yet he ended up with a canceled wedding and his pregnant girlfriend leaving him for someone else. He was just about ready to throw his nice guy card away when he met the stunning yet incredible sad and broken Poppy Cruz. His instincts demand he take care of her, her caring heart demand he go out of his way to make her happy.

Poppy’s trust has been broken by the people who should have loved the most. After a series of horrific experiences she’s finally had enough and is determined that the best way to protect herself if to keep everyone at bay. But when she goes in to get a car and meets the extremely sexy mechanic whose sadness is a twin of her own, she can’t find it in her to keep away especially after she gets him a puppy and promises she’ll help train him and that he’ll be good practice for when his baby comes. Even though she knows her heart is in shambles, the more time they’re together, the more she’s sure Wheeler is the right man for her.

Even though both Poppy and Wheeler had had awful past and both deserved happiness. It was Poppy whose strength I admired the most. She was so full of optimism, goodness and love, all of which beautifully blossomed under the careful, caring and patient Wheeler. Of course I can’t say enough about the man who saw how precious Poppy was and took care of her in a way that was decidedly sweet and swoon worthy. They were perfect for one another and I loved how their relationship strengthened and deepened in a wonderfully organic way even when smooth sailing is still a pipe dream.

When you love a book, there are many thing you’d like to share and comment on, but I neither want to bore nor spoil you so I close with few more things. The chemistry between Hudson and Poppy was explosive, it threatened to burn my eReader. Happy, the Rottweiler puppy, was adorable and gave the story added sweetness. Finally, besides having some of the previous characters return, and have their place in Poppy and Wheeler’s story, Jay treats us with and incredible double epilogue where we get to catch up with all the past characters and the happy endings are all perfect.

Salvaged is book #4 in the Saints of Denver series by Jay Crownover. It is a standalone contemporary romance. It was touching, it was sexy, it was heartwarming and so full of all the feels which make it a must read. Told from two points of view with a deliciously sweet double happy ending.

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A Literary Perusal – Review & Excerpt

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Reviews from the Heart – Review & Excerpt

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Adventures in Writing – Excerpt

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From the TBR Pile – Review

Books, Coffee & Passion – Excerpt

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Bookalicious Babes Blog – Review & Excerpt

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Jack of All Trades, Master of None – Review & Excerpt

Movies, Shows, & Books – Excerpt

My Girlfriend’s Couch – Review & Excerpt

Rachel Reads Ravenously – Review & Excerpt

She Hearts Books – Review & Excerpt

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A Leisure Moment – Review

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KeeperShelf – Review

Live Read and Breathe – Review & Excerpt

Musings of the Modern Belle – Review & Excerpt

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Dog-Eared Daydreams – Review & Excerpt

Krissy’s Book Nook – Review & Excerpt

Obsessive Book Nerd – Review

The Readdicts – Review & Excerpt

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Blushing babes are up all night – Review

G & T’s Indie Café – Excerpt

Love Drug Book Blog – Review & Excerpt

Renee Entress’s Blog – Review & Excerpt

We stole your book boyfriend – Review & Excerpt

Words of Wisdom from The Scarf Princess – Review & Excerpt

About Jay Crownover:

Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men, The Point, and the Saints of Denver series. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she’ll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her dogs.

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Review: Salvaged

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Salvaged
Salvaged by Jay Crownover
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


A blazing hot, irresistible romance jampacked with feels. It’s the kind of book that puts your heart and soul through the emotional wringer and leaves you with the most happy and satisfied feeling at the end.

I fell in love with Jay Crownover’s writing from the moment I picked up Rule and was unable to put it down. It was sizzling hot, with exceptionally well layered characters that I would no soon forget and an addicting plot written with edginess, almost painfully gritty about two people who need to heal from their heartbreak in order to find their happiness together. Every subsequent book has somewhat followed these lines. Every single one is worth reading. Over and over. Salvaged is a fantastic addition.

By her own admission (I love all of Jay’s introductions), she gives good yet messy romance. Salvaged is a bit different because both characters are good people who were looking for love, acceptance, family but life handed them a raw deal, Poppy more so than Hudson. Still, they’re both young and hopeful, optimistic and determined.

Hudson Wheeler didn’t want to be the poster boy for Green Day’s “Nice guys finish last” and yet he was. He was nice, did everything right and yet he ended up with a canceled wedding and his pregnant girlfriend leaving him for someone else. He was just about ready to throw his nice guy card away when he met the stunning yet incredible sad and broken Poppy Cruz. His instincts demand he take care of her, her caring heart demand he go out of his way to make her happy.

Poppy’s trust has been broken by the people who should have loved the most. After a series of horrific experiences she’s finally had enough and is determined that the best way to protect herself if to keep everyone at bay. But when she goes in to get a car and meets the extremely sexy mechanic whose sadness is a twin of her own, she can’t find it in her to keep away especially after she gets him a puppy and promises she’ll help train him and that he’ll be good practice for when his baby comes. Even though she knows her heart is in shambles, the more time they’re together, the more she’s sure Wheeler is the right man for her.

Even though both Poppy and Wheeler had had awful past and both deserved happiness. It was Poppy whose strength I admired the most. She was so full of optimism, goodness and love, all of which beautifully blossomed under the careful, caring and patient Wheeler. Of course I can’t say enough about the man who saw how precious Poppy was and took care of her in a way that was decidedly sweet and swoon worthy. They were perfect for one another and I loved how their relationship strengthened and deepened in a wonderfully organic way even when smooth sailing is still a pipe dream.

When you love a book, there are many thing you’d like to share and comment on, but I neither want to bore nor spoil you so I close with few more things. The chemistry between Hudson and Poppy was explosive, it threatened to burn my eReader. Happy, the Rottweiler puppy, was adorable and gave the story added sweetness. Finally, besides having some of the previous characters return, and have their place in Poppy and Wheeler’s story, Jay treats us with and incredible double epilogue where we get to catch up with all the past characters and the happy endings are all perfect.

Salvaged is book #4 in the Saints of Denver series by Jay Crownover. It is a standalone contemporary romance. It was touching, it was sexy, it was heartwarming and so full of all the feels which make it a must read. Told from two points of view with a deliciously sweet double happy ending.

Amazon -> http://amzn.to/2sr9tGn

* I was given an ARC of this book courtesy of the author via InkSlinger. The excerpts taken are from that copy. *

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Review: The Right Ranger

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The Right Ranger by Donna Michaels
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I was looking for a sexy, fun and lighthearted romance and The Right Ranger by Donna Michaels hit the spot.

This sort-of-friends to lovers romance was a great read with the overflowing chemistry between the main characters who desperately wanted to hide said attraction but failed miserably to do so. Everyone saw it. Their friends and family were cheering for them, they even encouraged it. But Haley Wagner and her late husband’s brother in arms Cord Brannigan who promised his friend to always look after her didn’t want to acknowledge it. Until Haley needs help at her ranch and is forced to call the very hot yet decidedly taciturn man which requires they be alone. For three weeks. With each other. And their undeniable attraction. Can they keep to themselves or will they blur the friendship line bound by loyalty?

These two had a huge problem on their hands. Cord and Haley were more than attracted to each other and could probably smell it from a mile away, but were stubbornly resolved not to show it or act on it because of the deceased man that connected them. But Cord had loved Haley for years and was jealous that his friend Drew had such an incredible woman.

Tragedy struck though and even though Haley is now free and Cord has the blessing and go-ahead from everyone, guilt weighs him down. It’s not enough to overshadow her pull though. The tension between them becomes too much to contain and sparks fly when they finally give in and not just on a physical level, even though that’s how it starts. The feelings they have for each naturally grow, but misunderstandings and lack of communication can throw a wrench in any plan.

The Right Ranger is book #3 in the Men of At Ease Ranch series by Donna Michaels. It is a sexy and fun standalone contemporary romance. Told from two points of view with a happy ending.

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* I was given an ARC of this book courtesy of the author via NetGalley. The excerpts taken are from that copy. *

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