Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Elect by Rachel Van Dyken

Eagle Elite Book 2

Warning: This book evokes extreme emotions. Readers have been known to scream, laugh, and cry. It is recommended to read with a stress ball and tissues, probably a bottle of wine too.
**I was privileged enough to receive an ARC of Elect, in return for an honest review.**

 When I read Elect, there were four words that came to mind.
Hot. This book was amazingly hot, Rachel Van Dyken Turned. Up. The Steam. With the love chemistry, the Mafia, the tension, the angst you will need a fan to keep cool & calm. Trace and Nixon, and Chase are back for round two but this time the Sicilians are joining in the fight and the consequences will cost blood. To save a life, lives must be sacrificed. The need to gain answers to the questions of Elite, and some new ones is urgent.

Urgent. You URGENTLY need to buy this book, and read it. It is a mad dash for survival to get the answers to questions, solve the mystery, and get the Sicilians out of there before everyone is dead. You will be flipping pages as fast as possible, on the edge of your seat every second, wondering how it is even possible that Rachel Van Dyken has turned you into a total nut job with her amazing talent of writing and they scramble to hide their weakness to survive.
Weakness. You aren’t even sure who to root for. Teams be damned when you read Elect. Chase, Nixon, Tex, Trace, Mo, and even some people you’d never thought you’d pray for are back. Their weakness can cost them their life, or worse, that of the one they love. It takes everyone together to conceal the truths and make it to the end. Rachel Van Dyken, lets you in on their weakness enough that you feel the desperation and vulnerability.

Desperation. This book will have you on your knees praying for the characters you know and love. Clinging to every ounce of hope as everyone is just trying to make it out of this alive. Betrayal. Death. Love. Everything is on the line in this fast-paced, action packet, gut wrenching read.

Rachel Van Dyken. BRAVO! Five Stars doesn’t even begin to cover the EPICNESS of this novel! My jaw was on the floor through most, I think I have a bald spot from pulling my hair out, I went through a box of tissues, and am probably on a psych team watch list!



Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband and their snoring Boxer, Sir Winston Churchill. She loves to hear from readers! You can follow her writing journey at www.rachelvandykenauthor.com

Friday, November 22, 2013

Taming the Boy Next Door by MJ Carnal

M.J. Carnal has done it again! Each Moretti Novel I think, I love this man, he is my favorite. Then I read the next novel!
All the Moretti  Minion's are back and rearing to go. This novel is focused on Caleb as he struggles to find his Happily Ever After with Dr. Turner. As soon as they met after Mark's accident it was fate stepping in and pushing them to one another. Unfortunately, the past still weighs heavy on Jena's mind and with her career a relationship just isn't in the cards. Enjoying his bachelorhood Caleb wasn't prepared for the emotions and feelings that took over his heart.
MJ Carnal has written an amazing story that I devoured over a few hours, and had me up until the wee hours of the morning reading off my phone when my iPad died. Desperate to see what happened. The novel has angst, love, humor, and most of all STEAMY SCENES! This is a mature audience only novel as MJ Carnal will have you fanning yourself off feeling the sexual tension and passion coursing through this book.
Even better you get to enjoy the guys you know and love with a few special moments ad announcement as well as see Kevin a bit more and get you pumped up and excited for Book 4, Taming Casanova.
Don't miss out on Taming the Boy Next Door! Everyone needs some Caleb in their life!

Barnes & Noble: http://tinyurl.com/lhlw4ar

**If you haven't read Taming the Bachelor and Taming the Playboy, while not essential, I would suggest you do so you understand the dynamic of the friends, get the announcements and comments made throughout. Plus they are pretty spectacular too Links below.***
Books 1 & 2 of Moretti Novels:

Meet The Author:
MJ Carnal lives in Lexington, South Carolina with her husband, gorgeous daughter and two loving and super furry dogs. She spends her days in the world of neurosurgery but her nights in a world she creates on paper. When she isn't writing, you can find her watching episodes of The Walking Dead with her hubby, having tea parties with Princess Caroline, Singing karaoke for anyone that will listen and reading just about anything she can get her hands on. The Moretti Novels are her first published works.
She loves to hear from fans, fellow writers and book lovers.

Find her online at www.facebook.com/mjcarnalauthor or on Twitter @mjcarnalauthor.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Forever: Seaside Novella by Rachel Van Dyken

Hilarious, Romance novella that will have you laughing and sighing from start to finish!

I am a die-hard Alec & Nat fan, What can I say - Alec always had my heart. From the start of Forever I was devouring pages, flipping to the next, and laughing out loud so much my kids thought I'd officially lost it. By the half way point I was snorting and crying from laughing so much and trying to contain myself.

Forever is your very own personal invitation to Nat & Alec's wedding festivities. The day before preperation, the bachelor party, and the wedding. You are more than a guest, you are their friend, immersed in their lives and thoughts. Joining them in the celebration of their love after a long and strenuous journey.

Rachel Van Dyken also gives you some more time with Alyssa & Demetri, and pumps you up for Jaymeson's story that is coming soon! A pick me up to hold you over and get you your Seaside fill ;)

I received an ARC from the author in return for an honest review

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Next story in this series will be Jaymeson's in Fall! Can Not Wait!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Elite by Rachel Van Dyken

Oh Elite - How I love you so! I'm hoping to do this book justice so I will start off by saying I have read it 7 times at this point and was introduced to it through book club a few months back. This book is like my security love blanket, when I want to read a book I adore, I open up Elite. I can quote it in my sleep and drift off dreaming of the men. The school isn't all it appears and unfortunately our Heroin is thrusted in the middle of it all trying to tread water. As things unfold she is faced with quite bit to deal with, but with her men at her side - finds her way through.

Trace - is a quite, strong woman who has the opportunity of a lifetime to go to Eagle Elite. She has been raised by her grandparents on a far milking cows and enjoying the simple things, but this is a way for her to repay her gratitude. She gets picked on. A LOT. But is resilient - and strong - way stronger than I'd be!

Nixon - This is one of my FAVORITE book boyfriends. Nixon is large and and in charge with a phobia of being touched. He rules the school with an iron fist and keeps everyone in check, the question is why? He is calm and collected, as long as he isn't interacting with Trace. she sets him on edge and challenges him at every turn. There is an undeniable attraction and chemistry that he can't figure out.

**WARNING: Nixon is an ass. He is a sexy gorgeous mouth wateringly hunk of an ASS. He is mean - but KEEP READING!If you don't finish the book and pass judgement you will never get it all, and I'm not spoiling it. Love on Chase in the meantime...**

Chase - okay so 1st half of the book I was so Team Chase. I mean a guy who is sexy as hell, not an ass and likes to spoil a girl and tell her she is beautiful -Sign Me Up! Unfortunately, Chase has a bit of complications and has to tread carefully - or else.

Mo - BEST FREAKING FRIEND EVER! That is really all that needs to be said there ;-)

And since you will want to pre-order the sequel...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Nice Girl to Love Series by Violet Duke

So I want to take a bit to share my reviews on the Nice Girl to Love series with a 4th book being published very soon. I met Violet through author networking a bit ago, and must say she has a heart of GOLD! The fourth book in the series, Finding the Right Girl was delayed and here is the most recent update from Violet's Facebook Page.

*** Latest FINDING THE RIGHT GIRL update ***

Hi everyone! *waving with both hands*

Yup, it's me! *small cartwheels* So for those keeping score, MVD did in fact win the battle on my staying in bed yesterday. I'm doing much better, guys. Sorry for the scare. And like MVD said, all your well-wishes really kept me smiling (well, and bawling like a baby *grin*). Y'all are just the greatest fans!

Resisting the Bad Boy:
Holy Swizzle Sticks!What a witty, romantic, laugh-out-loud read. Abby is a sassy woman who can bring a man to his knees with her spunky personality. Connor is So miss understood you just want to find him and love him. Abby will have a hard time in Connors life and really has been living Brian's for so long without realizing it. Cannot wait for Book 2 to see Brian and Abby's story. The end will have you looking for more!

Falling for the Good Guy:
FIRST and Foremost if cliffhangers drive you crazy, buy this and set it aside till 3 comes out because V doesn't do cliffhangers - she does skydives!!!!

Oh.My.Gosh! Give me a few minutes to compose myself and collect my thoughts.

I was really curious how V would make the switch to Brian from Connor, without making Abby come off sleazy. The switch was fantastically done and so relatable and understandable. You feel for every character and just want to cheer for those who are together and weep for the one left on the sideline.

I LOVED the eyes closed, yet your body feel and react scene. I mean WOW!

Characters are all those you know and love from book one. Skylar CRACKS me UP!!!! Connor has taken a pretty back seat in this book of course, but pops in to rile you up just as you get content with where things are.

The storyline flows perfectly, and is not rushed or drawn out. PERFECT pace. Each declaration of love or fighting words for affection are placed exactly where they should be, and make your stomach tense in anticipation. My kindle was flipping pages like a mad woman as I was sucked in to my read, my finger may have a bruise on the tip from pressing with such force.

The end. UGH! I KNEW it was coming. I just knew it my stomach flipped, my heart fluttered a mile a minute, and I stopped breathing. I flipped past the last page and back again hoping for more to appear. Skydive - seriously.

This series is a MUST read!

**I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review**

Choosing the Right Man:

Okay so I have thought long and hard on this review in an effort to not spoil anyone's read with my review. So here goes....

The Final Book - Finally! or is it....?? LOL. This book was hilarious as Book 1 Connor and Book 2 Brian ran the race against each other instead of a tag team. Poor Abby is ran through the ringer as even Mom helps the boys and her bring this to a close and help everyone find their HEA.

The guys are trying to balance the brother code versus knowing this is the woman they love and aren't willing to give up. Each person suffers some heartache as the battle is on. A deal with the devil(s) is made and it is do or die time.

Skylar is back - with a bit more maturity under her belt as she is faced with grown up issues to deal with. We get some things that we were curious about answered and hopeful for the future (hence "or is

The decision is gut wrenching because like Abby with each date or interaction you are rooting for the other guy, but in the end - True Love prevails and the brother steps back knowing Abby belongs in that home.

Great Job Violet Duke, can't wait for the poor guy left behind to find his HEA!


Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Finding You by S.K.. Hartley

For her first novel S.K. Hartley is knocking this one Out.Of.The.Park!

Meet Keva! Keva has been thrown the heartache of a lifetime and overcoming it proves to be difficult. Thank God for her best friend, Low, her brother, Tate, and his best-friend, Logan. They are a group to not be messed with all caring for one another more than words can say. Logan has been there for Keva for as long as she has had to deal with her demons, permanent brother'sfriend - off limits status... or is he?? After some heated moments they both realize their relationship may be more than it seems, but now the battle is on to ignore it. Trying to move on Keva meets Angel, the guys who is panty dropping, delecious. With Angel there is more than meets the eye and it is clear he is hiding his own demons, but with him comes a new slate that Keva just can't resist. Trying to balance her mind and her heart and just survive you are taking on an emotional, HOT journey with Keva.

S.K. Hartley brings you to the brink and leaves you suspended, you heard me right - cliffhanger in store.

Great novel that I read in one sitting (maybe 5 hours) and couldn't seperate myself from, as soon as I took a peek I devoured it! Now I'm anxiously awaiting the sequel ;-)
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Thoughtless, Effortless, Reckless by S.C. Stephens

I read these books one after another the other weekend so the review is going to be combined-


Loved this book and the continuation of Kiera and Kellan's story. I read each one concurrently so they ultimately blend in my mind, so I'm posting a review on Reckless.The important point, this s a def must read! I must say though the end while sweet kinda ticked me off, because I felt like Kellan would go bigger than that... luckily Reckless filled that need. ;-)


Loved this series as a whole. The three book flowed seamlessly and I felt connected to the characters as they went through life. Each one stayed true to who they were. I must admit in 3 I think I had just as much anxiety as Keira as I anxiously wondered in the Kelly-Sex. Loved Griffin in 3 when he finally showed his heart. Nice series overall, would recommend.

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Ruin by Rachel Van Dyken

Okay deep breath so I can try to accurately convey the amazingness of this book, because honestly I'm not sure words can do Ruin justice! I do not have any idea how one woman can be so incredibly blessed to literally hold your heart in her hands and write a book that demands your undivided attention, wrings you of every emotion, and just leaves you in awe when you've completed it. So much so that I am sitting here, reliving the book and smiling and tearing up still! Rachel Van Dyken is a Book Writing Goddess! Ruin conveys every emotion and feeling anybody has ever gone through. Kiersten is a small town girl ready to move on in life and start fresh with the guidance of her crazy best friend Lisa and Gabe. She has faced tragedy and meets the only guy who can pull her from it because he has dealt with it too, Wes. I HEART Wes! I'm just tossing that out there now, People talk about their celebrity cheat, forget celebrites! Give me a RVD book, and I'm GOOD! Give me Wes - and I am in HEAVEN! Wes is the star QB Senior with abs galore and a heart of gold. Wise beyond his years. When he speaks, listen, swoon, fall in love some more! Ruin made me tear up with the first page, laugh out loud (my poor husband was 1AM at this point), Swoon, Fall in love, Ugly Cry, Damn Rachel in sadness, Gasp in shock, and finish it off crying and laughing. I love the spirtuality of the book, the way it grips you by the heart. Once you pick it up you will read until complete and read it again shortly after! Don't add this to your TBR list, buy it, read it, LOVE it!

** I received a ARC of this book in return for an honest review **

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