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Review: Keeping Kyler

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Keeping Kyler
Keeping Kyler by Siobhan Davis
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Drama. Young adult love dripping with sweetness. Drama. Hot young adult sexiness. And you guessed it drama!! A great ending to Kyler and Faye’s story and a fantastic add to the Kennedy Boys series by Siobhan Davis.


Last time in the Kennedy Boys series, Kyler had learned shocking news that had him reeling and sent him on a lonesome quest to confront his past. Knowing what it’s like to deal with adversity, Faye will not let the love of her life face his alone and will give him the support he needs when he reveals truth behind his tormented past.


But those disclosures are only the beginning. Even though they’re finally free to publicly acknowledge their relationship, not everyone is happy about them being together. Faye, Kyler and the entire Kennedy clan will have to fight together against their enemies, especially after new and grave allegations have been made against Kyler. Can they figure out who’s behind them and what their agendas are before it’s too late for Ky? How much is Faye will to risk to save him?


Keeping Kyler starts right where Losing Kyler left off but I’m not going to comment more on the plot, other than my previous synopsis as there are many twists and turns I’d rather not spoil. Perhaps a couple are easy enough to guess but there are a lot of loose ends that Siobhan skillfully ties in a way I did not see coming. Needless to say, the mystery (ok I’ll give you a hint, there’s a murder to be solved) and romance (there’s lots of incredibly sweet, swoony and sexy moments), and yes of course the teen drama, kept me glued to my seat and frantically turning page after page until the very end.

Faye and Kyler have resolved some of their issues, they’ve faced difficult ordeals individually and as a couple, but there are still more obstacles to tackle on their road to happiness which they need to face together and Keeping Kyler shows how much they’ve grown and keep doing so as the love, trust and intimacy between them keeps on building.


The writing and pacing is great and while Faye and Kyler keep being the center of this story, Siobhan deftly reveals answers to previous events while laying ground for future stories in the series. From the James and Alex situation, to the not so sweet in this installment Brad, to the reformed Kal whose story I can’t wait to read and is up next in the series.


Keeping Kyler is book #3 in young adult The Kennedy Boys Series by Siobhan Davis. It’s written from both points of view with a happy ending and a lead in to the next book. I recommend it for readers that like teen drama and angst revolving around family secrets and taboo relationships, all wrapped up in a sexy, swoony romance.

Author’s note: Series is only suitable for readers age 17+ due to mature content and themes. The first three books in this series must be read together.

* I was given an ARC of this book courtesy of the author. The excerpts are from that copy. My review is voluntary. *

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The Last Guy by Ilsa Madden-Mills and Tia Louise COVER REVEAL

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One Uptight Reporter.

One Ex-NFL Star.

Too Much Fireball.

The Last Guy is a new standalone romance from Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Ilsa Madden-Mills & International Selling author Tia Louise.  Meet Cade Hill on June 12th!

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By: Ilsa Madden-Mills and Tia Louise

Photographer: Wander Aguiar Photography

Model: David Wills

Designer: Shanoff Formats

 

Blurb

From Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills and international bestselling author Tia Louise…

The first rule of office romance is don’t do it—especially if your dream is to hold the anchor spot on the nightly news and your boss is trying to get you fired.

But one look at Cade Hill, the sexy new sports director, and uptight reporter Rebecca Fieldstone is daydreaming about other things.

Sex in his office…

Sex in the on-set kitchen…

Sex in the supply closet…

She can’t stop thinking about the former NFL quarterback and how perfect he’d look between her sheets—except he’s an arrogant jerk with a huge…ego.

He’s the last guy she’d ever have a one-night stand with.

Cade Hill draws a thick professional line on office romance—until it comes to the hyper-focused Rebecca. He wants her, and he gets his wish when a chance encounter has them having the hottest sex of their lives.

It’s just a hook-up, she says.

When can we do it again? he says.

With Rebecca determined to keep Cade in the friend zone, it’s going to be an uphill battle for Cade to convince her he’s the last guy she’ll ever want.

THE LAST GUY is the first white-hot CONTEMPORARY ROMANTIC COMEDY from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills and Tia Louise. It features Fireball-fueled hookups, Doritos Locos Tacos, attack monkeys, toddlers in tiaras, and one fabulous drag queen. Prepare for frantic clicking (or page flipping!) and smoking-hot sexytimes all the way to the out-of-this-world happily-ever-after.

 

About the Author

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills and the “Queen of Hot Romance” Tia Louise are not a secret duo, but simply themselves.

Great friends, former English teachers, and southern gals in real life, they’ve teamed up to bring you laugh-out-loud naughty romances with strong leading ladies and sexy alpha males who know how to please their women—and who sometimes you just want to slap.

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I Knew You Were Trouble by Lauren Layne Excert Reveal

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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.


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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, Dont.
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.”

 

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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FEEL ME by Cecy Robson Virtual Tour

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Declan, the sexy, driven
powerhouse meets the one woman immune to his charm . . .

FEEL ME
O’Brien Family #4
Cecy Robson
Releasing May 23, 2017

RT Book Reviews proclaims that the O’Brien Family series from award-winning author Cecy Robson “has the hottest brothers ever!” And in FEEL ME, Declan, the sexy, driven powerhouse meets the one woman immune to his charm . . .


Declan O’Brien was always driven to take his place among Philly’s elite, working hard for everything he’s earned, including the title of Assistant District Attorney. He’s won seemingly impossible cases, so he’s furious when he’s assigned to lead the one unit he doesn’t want. 

Melissa Fenske was born hearing impaired to a neglectful mother, finding solace when she was adopted by a young attorney, now Declan’s boss. As the current Director of Victim Services, Melissa’s livid when Declan is placed in the main unit she oversees. She can’t forget their disastrous first encounter. Or shake how he makes her feel.

Declan considers the assignment another step toward his political aspirations, despite that he can’t get Melissa out of his mind. Melissa sees Declan as egotistical and self-serving, kicking herself for how fast she’s falling for him. Someone as hot, smooth, and perfect as Declan isn’t supposed to want her.

In another situation with any other woman, Declan wouldn’t hesitate to take Melissa to bed. But she is the boss’s daughter, and for once, Declan finds himself wanting more than just a one night stand.

Neither counted on each other. Both just met their match.
Feel Me
Feel Me by Cecy Robson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
An emotional story that hooked me from the start and I couldn’t put it down until the very sweet end.

As one of the oldest of seven siblings, Declan always saw himself as one of his family’s providers and protectors, driven to succeed in public office first as District Attorney and perhaps mayor to obtain the power to safeguard his family and the people of his city. He’s worked hard to get his A.D.A. tittle and is less than happy when his boss moves him to lead the unit no one wants, especially knowing he’ll have to interact on a daily basis with the boss’s daughter. The only woman who hates his guts and who he can’t stop fantasizing about.

“This isn’t lust. Lust is too damn easy. This is different. Who am I kidding? Everything I feel for Melissa is different, including the way I want to kiss her… and do a hell of a lot more.”

Born with severe hearing loss and to a careless mother, Melissa Fenske’s early childhood seemed more than bleak, but turned completely around when she was rescued and adopted by the current D.A. whose health issues have forced him to place Declan in the same unit with his daughter. Melissa isn’t blind and can clearly see how much the gorgeous attorney affects the female population including herself, Good thing she can’t stand his arrogance and selfishness. Can she keep a safe distance from the smart, resource and kind man she’s getting to know?

“It’s a good heart, strong and honest, but tender when it need to be just like its owner.”
“You’re giving me too much credit,”
I tell her.

It was so fun to see how the sexy, self-assured Declan kept putting his foot in his mouth whenever he was around Melissa until he didn’t and then flat out started pursuing her despite his abhorrence to relationships lasting longer than a night, a shortcoming that will eventually cost him. Melissa is an easy character to like and respect. She’s driven, sweet, nurturing, she wholeheartedly cares about the people she helps, she’s confident, yet imperfect because of reasonable insecurities. Oh and did I mention she loves to read smutty historical novels? And Declan indulges her!! Absolutely delicious and fun!

I was all for Declan’s charm and alpha sexiness, as a whole tough, he’s not easy to like. But I found myself cheering for them along with the loud, unfiltered and rowdy O’Brien family who I loved to catch up with, as Declan and Melissa’s relationship grew and they began to fill each other’s lives sweetly, sexily and completely. They balanced each other perfectly.

“All this darkness I deal with every time I sit at my desk would be impossible to push through without Mel. In the few weeks we’ve worked together, she’s become my salvation.”
_____________________________________
“This is my favorite side of him, the one who teases and plays, and proves there’s more to this man than ambition.”

Except for the ending which felt a bit rushed but I attribute this to me wanting more, the story flowed effortlessly, the characters were well developed and the plot, which dealt with sad and dreadful matters such as abuse, was well executed and handled with respect.

Feel Me is book #4 in the O’Brien Family series by Cecy Robson. It is a standalone contemporary romance. Told from both points of view with a happy ending.

 

Cecy Robson is an award-winning author of magical realms and to-die-for Alpha heroes. A double
RITA® 2016 finalist for Once Pure and Once Kissed, and published author of more than sixteen titles, you can typically find her on her laptop or stumbling blindly in search of caffeine.
 

Review: Feel Me

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Feel Me
Feel Me by Cecy Robson
My rating: 4 of 5 stars


An emotional story that hooked me from the start and I couldn’t put it down until the very sweet end.

As one of the oldest of seven siblings, Declan always saw himself as one of his family’s providers and protectors, driven to succeed in public office first as District Attorney and perhaps mayor to obtain the power to safeguard his family and the people of his city. He’s worked hard to get his A.D.A. tittle and is less than happy when his boss moves him to lead the unit no one wants, especially knowing he’ll have to interact on a daily basis with the boss’s daughter. The only woman who hates his guts and who he can’t stop fantasizing about.

“This isn’t lust. Lust is too damn easy. This is different. Who am I kidding? Everything I feel for Melissa is different, including the way I want to kiss her… and do a hell of a lot more.”

Born with severe hearing loss and to a careless mother, Melissa Fenske’s early childhood seemed more than bleak, but turned completely around when she was rescued and adopted by the current D.A. whose health issues have forced him to place Declan in the same unit with his daughter. Melissa isn’t blind and can clearly see how much the gorgeous attorney affects the female population including herself, Good thing she can’t stand his arrogance and selfishness. Can she keep a safe distance from the smart, resource and kind man she’s getting to know?

“It’s a good heart, strong and honest, but tender when it need to be just like its owner.”
“You’re giving me too much credit,”
I tell her.

It was so fun to see how the sexy, self-assured Declan kept putting his foot in his mouth whenever he was around Melissa until he didn’t and then flat out started pursuing her despite his abhorrence to relationships lasting longer than a night, a shortcoming that will eventually cost him. Melissa is an easy character to like and respect. She’s driven, sweet, nurturing, she wholeheartedly cares about the people she helps, she’s confident, yet imperfect because of reasonable insecurities. Oh and did I mention she loves to read smutty historical novels? And Declan indulges her!! Absolutely delicious and fun!

I was all for Declan’s charm and alpha sexiness, as a whole tough, he’s not easy to like. But I found myself cheering for them along with the loud, unfiltered and rowdy O’Brien family who I loved to catch up with, as Declan and Melissa’s relationship grew and they began to fill each other’s lives sweetly, sexily and completely. They balanced each other perfectly.

“All this darkness I deal with every time I sit at my desk would be impossible to push through without Mel. In the few weeks we’ve worked together, she’s become my salvation.”
_____________________________________
“This is my favorite side of him, the one who teases and plays, and proves there’s more to this man than ambition.”

Except for the ending which felt a bit rushed but I attribute this to me wanting more, the story flowed effortlessly, the characters were well developed and the plot, which dealt with sad and dreadful matters such as abuse, was well executed and handled with respect.

Feel Me is book #4 in the O’Brien Family series by Cecy Robson. It is a standalone contemporary romance. Told from both points of view with a happy ending.

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4.5 stars

* 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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Review: Buns

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Buns
Buns by Alice Clayton
My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Alice Clayton adds another delightful read to her collection. Wildly witty and fun, full of heat and heart.

The extremely independent, career oriented Clara Morgan has worked hard to earn her success as a hotel consultant specializing in revitalizing old hotels. That’s not to say she comes in tearing down the old to bring in the new. On the contrary, being a foster kid without roots and customs of her own, she’s loves knowing about a hotel’s history and traditions in order to bring them into this century. She just needs to prove this to the very traditional and difficult future owner of Bryant Mountain House.

Archie Bryant cannot fathom how a rebranding expert will preserve his family’s one hundred and fifty year old traditions and he’s prepared to fight her on everything, until those fights explode into delicious fireworks and Clara’s ideas start showing results. Now that she’s convinced him there is a way to bring the old back to life, can he introduce her to his traditions and convince her to set roots with him?

Clayton delivers a funny, smexy story with heart that demands to be read. Not only does she provide rich imagery of the beautiful Hudson Valley with its imposing mountains, beautiful hiking paths, a majestic lake and a grandiose resort built for royalty, she also brings back the funny and adorable characters from previous books and adds two very opposites but perfect for each other to the lineup.

I loved both Clara and Archie. They both have sad pasts that have shaped their lives. She’s self-confident and bossy, it goes with the territory she works in. When we meet Archie, he seems arrogant and unbending, but as they butt heads, challenge one another and give literal chase, we get to see his funny, caring and very sexy side.

But after so much time of drowning in their work to avoid pain and loneliness it’s difficult for them to face their growing feelings for each other, especially Clara who knows she’s there for a limited time. Everyone can see they’re perfect for each other but can Archie move on from his past? Can Clara give up her nomadic lifestyle?

I loved the pace, the storyline and the characters. I can’t wait to see what Clayton writes next.

Buns is book #3 in the Hudson Valley series by Alice Clayton. It is a standalone contemporary romance. Told from the heroine’s point of view except for the epilogue which is told from Archie’s POV. It has a happy ending.

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Cover Reveal: Loving Kalvin by Siobhan Davis

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Today is the cover and blurb reveal for Loving Kalvin by Siobhan Davis! This cover reveal is organized by Lola’s Blog Tours.

Loving KalvinLoving Kalvin (The Kennedy Boys #4)
By Siobhan Davis
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Age category: upper Young Adult/ New Adult
Release Date: July 2017

Blurb:
A second-chance romance from USA Today bestseller Siobhan Davis. Standalone with HEA and no cliffhanger.

Lana
I knew it would end in disaster, but I didn’t listen to reason. I didn’t care. Because I loved him so much.

Kalvin Kennedy ruled my heart.

Until he destroyed it.

Shattered it so completely that I became someone else. Someone I loathed. Someone who repeatedly lied to her loved ones.

So, I ran.

From him. From myself. Desperate to hide my new reality.

But I could only run so far.

When he reappears in my life, I’m terrified. Unbelievably scared of facing the consequences of my actions.

Never mind that I still love him and want him so badly—there’s too much at stake now.

How can I trust him with the biggest secret of all when he’s likely to rip my world apart again?

Kalvin
Lana was always far too good for me. Everyone knew it but her.

I tried to stay away, but I was weak.

And I hurt her.

Crushed her until she barely resembled herself. Forced her to follow a path she would never have willingly chosen.

And then she was gone.

And my world has never felt as empty, as lonely.

She begged me to stay away. Not to find her. To forget she ever existed.

But that’s like asking me to slice my heart in two and toss half aside.

I’ve never believed in fate, but when I rock up to the University of Florida, I’m ready to eat my words.

Because she’s here. Like I hoped she would be. And I’m determined to prove I deserve a second chance.

You can find Loving Kalvin on Goodreads.

You can pre-order Loving Kalvin exclusively on Amazon
It will be available to read with Kindle Unlimited once released.

Previous books in this series
Finding KylerLosing KylerKeeping Kyler

The first three books have to be read in order. The books after that can be read as a standalone and have a HEA and no cliffhanger. The Kennedy Boys series is free to read in Kindle Unlimited and book one Finding Kyler is currently available for only 0.99$ on Amazon

SiobhanAbout the Author:
USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis writes emotionally intense young adult and new adult fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She is the author of the international bestselling True Calling, Saven, and Kennedy Boys series.

Siobhan’s family will tell you she’s a little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. She can rarely be found without her trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or her laptop somewhere close at hand.

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.

She resides in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons.

You can find and contact Siobhan here:
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