Friday, January 19, 2018

TEMPT ME REVIEW TOUR


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Tempt Me

by Carly Phillips


Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: January 16th





The single dad & the nanny ...

Burned by an ex with a wandering eye, Austin Rhodes has sworn off women. His sole focus is his young daughter - and despite his good intentions, the little girl's live-in nanny. He hired Mia Atwood to care for his child but he finds himself lusting after her instead. Keeping his distance isn’t easy but he’s determined to be a gentleman. Until Mia's past comes back to haunt her and she’s in need of Austin’s brand of protection. Suddenly she’s his in every sense of the word — and he’ll do whatever it takes to shield the woman who tempts him beyond reason.


Excerpt:

“So what’s your end game?”

”She paused, lowering the cup from her lips. “You’ll laugh. Or at the very least you won’t think it’s overly ambitious.”

He ignored his coffee, more interested in the fascinating woman sitting beside him. “Try me.”

“Someday I’d like a family of my own. A lot of kids not all mine. Kids who’ve been in foster care too long and never adopted because everyone wants babies.”She rubbed her cup between her palms, not meeting his gaze. “See? Nothing all that enterprising, like becoming a teacher or succeeding in business.”

He couldn’t stop staring, enthralled not just by her beauty but by her heart. “I think it’s inspiring, what you want to do.”And the man by her side when she fulfilled her dreams would be one lucky SOB. “Not for me, because been there, done that…the family and marriage thing, but I’m sure it can work for the right couple.”He shrugged, realizing he’d admitted way too much. “I hope you find what you’re looking for,”he said, meaning it.

She glanced down, her gaze sweeping over her watch on her wrist. “Oh! It’s time to pick up Bailey.”She crumbled the napkin beside her and picked up her cup as she rose to her feet.

He stood, joining her as they tossed their half-finished drinks in the trash. They headed to the car and he beat her there, opening the passenger door before she could grab the handle herself. He turned back and she stopped short. He caught her before she bumped into him, grasping her around the waist and pulling her close. She sucked in a surprised breath but didn’t back away, her face inches from his. Her mouth so damned close.

He knew better, he really did but he was tired of denying himself what he wanted and his body was definitely on board. He waited for a sign she wasn’t right there with him. If she pulled back or jerked away, he’d apologize and they’d move forward from there. Instead she swayed toward him, sealing her fate.

He grasped her waist, anchoring himself by touching her, the soft sweater doing little to hide her slender body or delicate curves. He tipped his head, sliding his tongue across her lips and with a soft moan, she parted her mouth and let him inside. She tasted of vanilla and coffee, a sweet flavor that was all Mia.

Their tongues touched, tangled, and his body came alive with a hunger he hadn’t known before.

She raised her arms, hands coming to his biceps, holding on for a brief second before she gave in and wrapped her arms around him, pulling him close, giving him all the excuse he needed to deepen the kiss. He tilted his head and consumed her, swirling his tongue around the further recesses of her mouth.

He had no wall, no car door to push her against, which was a good thing because he wouldn’t have been able to control himself if he crushed his body against hers.

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Meet Carly Phillips:

Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels, including the Indie published, Dare to Love Series. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers.

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REVIEW COPIES PROVIDED BY PUBLISHER

Liza's Review:

Tempt Me is a single dad/nanny story and Carly Phillips did an absolutely perfect job with it. This sexy stand-alone romance, which is part of The Bachelor Bad Boys series, pulled me in from the very first page.

Austin was burned badly by his ex-wife and has no plans to every have another long-term relationship with anyone other than his daughter Bailey. However, he didn't plan on Mia Atwood, his daughter's nanny entering his life. I loved that both Austin and Mia pretty much were attracted to one another from the moment she started working as Bailey's nanny, yet they both always put Bailey's needs first. Books with kids can sometimes take away from the romance, but Ms. Phillips did an amazing job establishing Bailey's character without over powering the romance between Austin and Mia. In fact I think part of what helped Austin to feel more comfortable with Mia was how she always put Bailey's needs first.

I thought the slow burn to Austin and Mia being together totally fit with his past and Mia working for Austin. I don't know if it would have been as believable to me if they both didn't delay getting together. I was so glad when they finally gave into their attraction and made love. They had seriously smoking hot chemistry and it only grew stronger the more time they spent together.

I have to say I absolutely loved how protective Austin was of Mia once they got together. He always was protective of his daughter and it just showed even before Austin was willing to admit his feelings for Mia that he had already fallen hard. I loved watching this strong and complex man fall so hard for the first time in his life. I loved seeing Austin, Mia, and Bailey become a real family.

Tempt Me is another winner in the Bachelor Bad Boys series. While it can totally be read as a stand-alone story, I see no reason to skip out on Rock Me first to meet all the other characters in the series.

Rating: 5 Stars (A)

Nikki’s Review:

It's such a treat to dive into a new Carly Phillips novel. I know I'm going to walk away with a smile on my face. 

The characters in this book were so likeable. Austin has trust issues after being badly burned by his ex wife. Mia is looking for her happily ever after. What I loved about Austin was that he wasn't a jerk. Yes, he's commitment shy, but it didn't make him dark and broody. Don't get me wrong, dark and broody has its place, but Austin was refreshing!

Mia is the nanny to Austin's little girl, Bailey. Normally I'm not a fan of books where the children play a big role. I find most authors don't write believable children. Plus, I just don't want to read about kids in my romance. However, Carly did an amazing job with Bailey's character. She was cute and witty, but she didn't take over the plot. Her character was well placed.

I loved the push and pull in this book. I could feel the chemistry pulsing between Mia and Austin. They both want each other desperately, but they can't completely let go of what they think is best for them. Thank goodness lust took over and decided for them.

Not only was this book fun, it was emotional and sexy. I kinda had all the feels with this one. I have come to expect brilliant writing with Carly Phillips, and she certainly delivered, yet again, in this one! 

Tempt Me is a great addition to this fabulous series. It could absolutely be read as a stand alone, but why would you want to miss out on the first book, Rock Me? I mean, Ben is delicious! 


Rating: 4.5 Stars (A)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

HOT SEAL BRIDE (HOT SEAL TEAM #4)

Sold to the highest bidder…

For the past fourteen years, Princess Antonella Rossi has been a virtual prisoner. She has no friends, no fun, and she’s not allowed to leave her aunt and uncle’s Virginia compound without an escort.

But today is her wedding day. A rich sheikh has bought her virginity, and with it her freedom. Any hope of independence Ella’s ever cherished will disappear the instant she faces him across the altar. With time running out and the wedding party gathering, Ella seizes the opportunity to run as far and fast as she can.

Navy SEAL Cash “Money” McQuaid isn’t looking for trouble, but trouble always seems to find him. This time trouble is five foot four and wearing a wedding dress. Rescuing a runaway princess has consequences though, and with his face plastered on the evening news and his career on the line, he realizes there’s only one way out of this mess—he has to marry her!

It’s a marriage in name only, just until he can clear his name and win Ella the freedom she seeks. But shacking up with a gorgeous virgin isn’t as easy as it seems, especially when the sparks snapping between them are hotter and more dangerous than anything Cash has ever experienced. By the time he realizes it’s too late to resist his virgin bride, an unseen enemy is intent on taking her away from him.

Cash is gonna need all his skills—and his friends on the Hostile Operations Team—in order to rescue his princess bride and give her the happily-ever-after she deserves.

The Hostile Operations Team is a covert military Black Ops unit. Their motto is Where None Dare. H.O.T. operators come from all branches of the military. The only criteria for membership: they must be the best of the best!

Release Date: January 16, 2018
H.O.T. Publishing, LLC
HOT SEAL Team #4
Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Review copy provided by publisher

Liza's Review:


I think part of why I couldn't wait for Cash to meet the woman who was his match was because he gave all the other guys such a hard time when they fell in love and always said it would never happen to him. Enter Princess Antonella Rossi and all bets were off. I loved Ella from the moment she appeared on the page. She was such a dichotomy of innocence and sexiness. She has been basically kept hostage by her aunt and uncle since her parents were killed and hasn't been allowed to be around others and her education was limited to what her aunt and uncle allowed. Yet part of her education came from her aunt showing her porn to prepare her for the wedding night for her arranged marriage with the sheikh her family had basically sold her to. Luckily, when she runs away, Cash is the man to appear to help her escape from her family.

I loved Cash and Ella together pretty much from the moment they met. I really think they both started falling for one another right away, even if Ella promised she wouldn't fall for him and Cash promised he would never fall for anyone. I felt an instant connection between Cash and Ella. Yes it started out as a friendship, but it was quickly obvious how attracted they were to one another. I loved how much honor Cash had when it came to keeping his hands off Ella so she could save her virginity for her husband and adored just as much Ella driving him crazy trying to rid herself of said virginity. All I can say is when they finally got together the screen on my kindle fogged up it was so freaking hot! I knew Cash would freak out at some point about his growing feelings for Ella and he didn't disappoint me. He also made amends in a huge way. Only made me fall a little bit more in love with Cash to see him finally fall in love.

Honestly the only thing I didn't love about his book was Ella's family. Her aunt and uncle were pretty much reprehensible and I wanted to smack them around so many times for how they treated Ella and how they lied to Ella. I love the Ella instantly became family to all the HOT members on Cash's team and she finally had people in her life that cared for her. 

HOT SEAL Bride is another winner in the HOT SEAL Team series. I've loved each and every book in the HOT and HOT SEAL series and drop everything to read each new installment as soon as they hit my kindle. Lynn Raye Harris has defiantly found her true voice with these stories.


Rating: 5 Stars (A)

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

DOWN ON ME RELEASE BLITZ


DOM_RB_BANNERDown On Me, the first standalone in the Man of the Month Series by #1 New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner is LIVE!

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Title: Down On Me


Author: J. Kenner


Genre: Contemporary Romance


Publishing Date: January 16th



Tight muscles. Vibrant Ink.

Meet Mr. January. Winter’s never looked so hot …


Certified bachelor Reece Walker wants two things—to save the local bar he manages and to get Jenna Montgomery into his bed.


He has a few ideas for the bar. But Jenna  . . .  well, he’s going to have to rely on cold showers, because she’s been his best friend for years, and that’s a line he just can’t cross.


Until one wild kiss on a dark night changes everything. Now Reece is certain Jenna’s meant to be his.


And with long nights in bed, sensual caresses, and deep, lingering kisses, he sets out to thoroughly convince her that friends can be lovers, too.


**Down On Me is the first in 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 book in the series is a STANDALONE novel with NO cliffhanger and a guaranteed HEAT!

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


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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.jkenner



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