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Review: Feel Me by Cecy Robson

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Feel Me by Cecy Robson is the fourth book in the “O’Brien Family” series. However, this is my first foray into the writing and characters of Ms. Robson. I was quite happy to discover I liked this book a lot!

Declan O’Brien is ready to be made the District Attorney for homicide. Unfortunately, his mentor and boss has another role ready for him. Miles is asking him to be the head of the sexual assault and child abuse unit while Miles is getting treatments for cancer. It is not where Declan wants to be and frankly, it’s not where Melissa, Miles’s daughter, wants Declan to be either. She knows he is not the right fit for this important role. Declan agrees but he is also kind of angry that Melissa is not willing to give him a chance in the role.

Melissa and Declan got off to a rough start because when Declan first introduced himself to her, he asked her, as a joke, if she was deaf. Unfortunately, Melissa does suffer from hearing loss. She knows ASL and can read lips but it is not the same as being a full hearing person. Melissa is sore on Declan for other reasons too, though she doesn’t want to admit that those reasons are because she is attracted to him.

Thus begins the cat and mouse game of growing feelings Melissa and Declan face between each other. I enjoyed seeing them fall in love because both of them had some misconceptions about each other.The journey to a lasting relationship isn’t easy, especially for Declan who claims he never wanted to fall in love.

Feel Me as a title has a lot of meaning for both characters. These two are passionate individuals working in a system that is often harsh on victims, especially women and children. Declan may not have wanted his role in the sexual abuse unit, but he gives it his all. And Melissa is full of empathy for the various characters she meets throughout the story. She had a rough beginning in life and is grateful for Miles and all the love he has shown to her. She will not let him down.

Feel Me is a sexy romance with a lot of heart. It reverberates throughout the entire story, making Declan and Melissa two worthy characters to fall for.

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Feel Me
O’Brien Family #4
By: Cecy Robson
Releasing May 23, 2017
Self-Published

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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.

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CecyCecy 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.

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Cover Reveal: Skirt Chaser by Stacey Kennedy

Today we have the gorgeous cover reveal for Skirt Chaser by Stacey Kennedy! Check it out and preorder your copy now

Title: Skirt Chaser

Author: Stacey Kennedy

Release Date: August 8th

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About Skirt Chaser:

Love gets filthy in this new erotic romance by USA Today bestselling author, Stacey Kennedy.

Greyson Crawford works hard by day and plays even harder at night. And he understands and obeys the rules of the game. One, don’t mix business and pleasure. Two, employees are off-limits. So, he’s been eagerly counting down the days until interior designer, Evie Richards is no longer under contract with his Seattle architecture firm. But when that day comes, he realizes there are more obstacles in his way. The biggest…Evie herself.

Until Evie gets asked to be the maid-of-honor in her best friend’s destination wedding, and Evie needs a date. The circumstances are perfect for Greyson to set his plan of seduction into motion. He will happily play the boyfriend for the weeklong wedding event, if Evie will surrender to his every command and play in his bed.

For Evie, it’s all fun and games until Greyson’s first touch; then she begins to question what’s real. She knows better than to fall for a guy like Greyson—a skirt chasing ladies’ man—but with every slow caress and kinky adventure, she realizes that Greyson knows what he wants, and it isn’t just her body surrendering to him…it’s her heart.

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USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy has written more than 30 romances, including titles in her wildly hot Club Sin, Dirty Little Secrets, and Filthy Dirty Love series. Her books are about real people with real-life problems, searching for that special thing we call love…in a very sexy way. When she’s not burning up the pages and setting e-readers ablaze, she’s living her happily ever after with her husband and two young children in southwestern Ontario. She’s a firm believer that wine, chocolate, and sinfully sexy books can cure all of life’s problems. To keep in touch with Stacey, get updates right to your inbox at staceykennedy.com/newsletter/.

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Review: Romancing the Bachelor by Diane Alberts

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I am excited to be part of the tour for Romancing the Bachelor by Diane Alberts. This is the first book I have read by her and I just thoroughly enjoyed it from start to finish.

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Eric Hamilton is struck dumb in the courtroom when he notices the court reporter. He wants to know her name immediately because he has big plans for this beautiful woman. Unfortunately for him, Shelby Jefferson has seen Eric’s love ’em and leave ’em behavior for the past six months so she is not falling for it. Shelby has been working in the courts with Eric for six months and if that isn’t the worst thing, they also happened to be living in the same apartment complex and he has never said one thing to her before. Suddenly, a shorter skirt and her hair down means he is ready to notice her. Shelby isn’t having any of it.

But Eric is persistent. The more he gets to know Shelby, the more he just plain likes her. She is funny, blunt, smart, and not at all afraid to put him in his place. But Shelby wants no part of even dating Eric. She has plans to get out of Atlanta. She is searching for a new job in any small town willing to hire her. After moving to Atlanta for a guy, and getting her heartbroken and being left broke and down on her luck, Shelby is all about making her own future and that future she wants is not in Atlanta. For Eric, this is tough because he wants to make partner at his law firm. But he also really, really likes Shelby and though he is hesitant to use the R word (RELATIONSHIP!), he is starting to think the potential for something between them is too strong to resist.

Diane Alberts really charmed me with Romancing the Bachelor. I loved the chemistry between Eric and Shelby. I also really liked that Shelby wasn’t going to put up with any guff from Eric. She’s seen his playbook play out as it were and she is not impressed (or so she tells herself). But the more she gets to know him, past the facade of the playboy lawyer, the more she realizes that Eric is worth fighting for and that frightens her. She does not want to become dependent on a man again, not for her happiness or comfort. And I can definitely understand Shelby’s feelings on this topic but I was really hoping she would realize that maybe she could have the best of both worlds: Eric and her independent spirit.

I appreciated that these two did not change their minds on their perspective futures overnight. Eric especially took some time because he never really thought he wanted to be part of a long-lasting relationship. I’m glad he came to his senses! I really appreciated the big gesture at the end to prove to Shelby that she is what he wants more than anything in the world.

Romancing the Bachelor is a fun and sparkling romance story. Eric and Shelby had some walls to break down to make their new relationship a go, but it was well worth it. Diane Alberts definitely has written a super sweet romance perfect for any fan of the genre!

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Romancing the Bachelor
Hamilton Family #1
By: Diane Alberts
Releasing May 15, 2017
Entangled Indulgence

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Eric Hamilton isn’t looking for love. Hell, he isn’t even looking for a girl. He has a five-year plan, and he’s one hundred percent focused on that. But then Shelby walks into his life, and suddenly, he can’t think about anything else. Unfortunately for him, she hates his guts, and wants nothing to do with him. But he’s a man who loves a challenge.

Shelby Jefferson can’t wait to get out of the city, and back to her country roots. She moved to Atlanta for a guy who promptly left her, and the last thing she wants is to fall for another man who might make her want to stay. But Eric is nothing if not persistent, and before long she’s inside his arms, in his bed, and she’s falling for him. Hard. But when history repeats itself, and she has to choose between a man and herself––again.

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Diane-1-smallDiane Alberts is a USA TODAY bestselling Contemporary Romance author with Entangled Publishing. Under the name Jen McLaughlin, she also writes New York Times, USA TODAY, and Wall Street Journal bestselling books with Penguin Random House. She was mentioned in Forbes alongside E. L. James as one of the breakout independent authors to dominate the bestselling lists. Diane is represented by Louise Fury of The Bent Agency.

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Cover Reveal: The Academy series by Tessa Bailey

Look at these beauties! I am so excited for this series from Tessa Bailey. I just have a feeling she can make cop sexier than any author I know.

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Okay, I admit the Disorderly Conduct cover is a tad cheesy for me but still, Tessa Bailey manages to always get great covers.

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Release Day Blitz: Plus One by Aleatha Romig

Plus One by Aleatha Romig

PLUS ONE
By Aleatha Romig
Release Day: May 16th

A fun, sexy new stand-alone from New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig.

He’s sexy and confident, the kind of man every woman notices. You know, the one with the to-die-for body and panty-melting smirk. And then there’s the way his designer suits drape over his broad shoulders and big…well, we’ve all heard the rumors, the ones that say he’s up for any challenge.

But I can’t see him that way. He’s my boss—technically one of the owners of the company where I work—and definitely not in my league. Men like him don’t notice women like me, and they don’t date them.

And I don’t date men like him.

Until that one time that I catch him in a compromising position when I’m also in need of a last-minute date for a wedding…and then it’s not real. It’s blackmail.

For one weekend, he’s my plus-one.

Beautiful and unobtainable.

From the moment she walked into my office with those stunning blue eyes and crazy sensual curves, she’s been on my mind. Three years and never once has she acted interested in me. Usually I flash a million-dollar smile and women fall to their knees, some literally.

Not her.

Then on the occasion that I agree to let another woman do that—fall to her knees—guess who happens to catch us?

It may not be the most conventional way to get on her radar, but I didn’t get this far in business without knowing when to seize an opportunity. If this sexy little firecracker with perfectly kissable lips thinks she can blackmail me into attending her cousin’s wedding, I’m going to jump at the chance to be her plus-one.

You love her darker side. Now it’s time to meet Leatha, the lighter side of Aleatha, as she trades her renowned twists and turns for laughs and love with this sexy new stand-alone romance, PLUS ONE.

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aleatharomig1Aleatha Romig is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana, USA. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of nearly thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!

Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha’s twisted style with an increase in heat.

In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.

2017 brings Aleatha’s first “Leatha, the lighter side of Aleatha” with PLUS ONE, a fun, sexy romantic comedy.

Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and PEN America. She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

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Excerpt Reveal: Plus One by Aleatha Romig

 

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A fun, sexy new stand-alone from New York Times bestselling author Aleatha Romig.

He’s sexy and confident, the kind of man every woman notices. You know, the one with the to-die-for body and panty-melting smirk. And then there’s the way his designer suits drape over his broad shoulders and big…well, we’ve all heard the rumors, the ones that say he’s up for any challenge.

But I can’t see him that way. He’s my boss—technically one of the owners of the company where I work—and definitely not in my league. Men like him don’t notice women like me, and they don’t date them.

And I don’t date men like him.

Until that one time that I catch him in a compromising position when I’m also in need of a last-minute date for a wedding…and then it’s not real. It’s blackmail.

For one weekend, he’s my plus-one.

Beautiful and unobtainable.

From the moment she walked into my office with those stunning blue eyes and crazy sensual curves, she’s been on my mind. Three years and never once has she acted interested in me. Usually I flash a million-dollar smile and women fall to their knees, some literally.

Not her.

Then on the occasion that I agree to let another woman do that—fall to her knees—guess who happens to catch us?

It may not be the most conventional way to get on her radar, but I didn’t get this far in business without knowing when to seize an opportunity. If this sexy little firecracker with perfectly kissable lips thinks she can blackmail me into attending her cousin’s wedding, I’m going to jump at the chance to be her plus-one.

You love her darker side. Now it’s time to meet Leatha, the lighter side of Aleatha, as she trades her renowned twists and turns for laughs and love with this sexy new stand-alone romance, PLUS ONE.

 

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Chapter 1

I push the thought of my mother’s call away and concentrate on my friend, Shana. As I do, the slippery napkin escapes my hold. Quickly, I slide from my seat to retrieve it.

“Excuse me,” a deep voice says as black leather loafers stop precariously close to where I’m now kneeling to rescue my napkin.

Seeing the shoes, I look up and suck in a deep breath.

Towering above me are long legs covered in tailored trousers. As I follow them up, they lead to a trim waist, a black belt, and a white shirt that buttons over a broad chest. I barely swallow the lump in my throat as I recognize the wide shoulders covered with the matching suit jacket. Seizing the napkin, I stand, suddenly face to face with one of the owners of the company where I work.

My face burns with embarrassment as his shimmering green eyes narrow and head tilts. Inches away from me is one of the handsomest men I’ve ever met. He should be on the cover of GQ, not gracing the halls of Buchanan and Willis.

His firm lips form a tight smirk and cheeks rise in amusement. “Miss Jones.”

Staring into the sea of emerald, I try to pretend I wasn’t just on my knees in a chic restaurant in front of Duncan Willis.

“Mr. Willis,” I respond, my voice cracking. Nervously I take a step backward. As if the moment weren’t awkward enough, I wobble, teetering precariously on my high heels.

Swiftly, he reaches out, grabs my elbow, and steadies my footing. Though he just saved me from making an even bigger fool out of myself by falling face-first into what I can only imagine is a hard, defined chest, my mind is suddenly consumed with the electricity of his touch. The energy heats my skin as his grasp lingers.

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Aleatha Romig is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Indiana. She grew up in Mishawaka, graduated from Indiana University, and is currently living south of Indianapolis. Aleatha has raised three children with her high school sweetheart and husband of nearly thirty years. Before she became a full-time author, she worked days as a dental hygienist and spent her nights writing. Now, when she’s not imagining mind-blowing twists and turns, she likes to spend her time a with her family and friends. Her other pastimes include reading and creating heroes/anti-heroes who haunt your dreams!

Aleatha released her first novel, CONSEQUENCES, in August of 2011. CONSEQUENCES became a bestselling series with five novels and two companions released from 2011 through 2015. The compelling and epic story of Anthony and Claire Rawlings has graced more than half a million e-readers. Aleatha released the first of her series TALES FROM THE DARK SIDE, INSIDIOUS, in the fall of 2014. These stand alone thrillers continue Aleatha’s twisted style with an increase in heat.

In the fall of 2015, Aleatha moved head first into the world of dark romantic suspense with the release of BETRAYAL, the first of her five novel INFIDELITY series that has taken the reading world by storm. She also began her traditional publishing career with Thomas and Mercer. Her books INTO THE LIGHT and AWAY FROM THE DARK were published through this mystery/thriller publisher in 2016.

Aleatha is a “Published Author’s Network” member of the Romance Writers of America and a member of PEN America.  She is represented by Kevan Lyon of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency.

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Review: Tempting Her Neighbor by Laura Jardine

Tempting Her Neighbor by Laura JardineTempting Her Neighbor is a sweet and sexy new novella from Laura Jardine. Rachel Malone has lived in the super small town of Georgeville all her life. She has dreamed of moving away but admits to herself she is a bit scared. There is a small comfort to being around the people she has known all her life. Unfortunately, one of the main downsides to that is that is definitely hard to meet a man. When Rachel gets a new neighbor, she sees her chance to have a hot fling before she leaves town.

Cole moved to Georgeville to escape big city life. He wants to be left alone to his curmudgeonly ways. With Rachel as his neighbor however, he is very distracted. She is friendly and sweet to him, bringing him a lasagna and offering more than food too. Cole hasn’t had much luck with women and he really does not want Rachel to fall for him because he just wants to be left alone. Their attraction is strong though and soon they are spending more and more time in bed together and it feels good to both of them. But something this good cannot last forever, especially when Rachel is finally ready to take the chance and leave her small town behind forever.

I really, really liked Rachel. She is sweet and just a nice all around woman. And oh yeah, she happens to really enjoy sex, which, in a small town has gotten her a bad reputation. She does not like hearing men talk about her behind her back. Like any woman, it just does not feel good. I appreciated her honesty with Cole in the fact that she was just looking for a fling.

Of course, like any romance story, a fling is easier said than done. Cole falls pretty hard for Rachel, really quickly. It’s kind of an insta-love situation but I really appreciated that Cole embraced the fact that he was in love. He was not expecting it by any means but he is ready go all out with his new feelings.

Tempting Her Neighbor is definitely more of a novella than a full story so the pace of the story is quick, quick, quick. Rachel and Cole meet, they fall into bed, and soon enough they are examining their feelings. Laura Jardine gives the story enough emotional heft that, for me, I was able to believe into their new found feelings together. Additionally, I liked the time jump at the end. It fit their characters without it being a totally perfect happy ever after quite yet. After all, these two are still getting to know each other in many ways.

Laura Jardine is a new-to-me author but I’m excited to give her another chance. Tempting Her Neighbor features a woman who embraces and enjoys her sexuality. That is a character I can get behind!

ARC provided by publisher for review.

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