Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Book Review : My Peace (Beautifully Broken, #5) by Courtney Cole


My Peace
Beautifully Broken, #5
by Courtney Cole

Release Date:
January 13th, 2017

Genres:
New Adult
Contemporary Romance

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eARC received in exchange of honest review

Synopsis:

Happy endings must be worked for. 

Pax Tate used to be an effed up asshole, but you’d never know it now. He’s got a sexy wife, their own little family, a cozy home, and a successful career. 

Everything is perfect. 

Until his past rears its ugly head. 

Pax will do anything to protect his family, even if he destroys himself in the process. 


***Letter from the Author*** 

Four years ago, my book IF YOU STAY released, and it sat on the New York Times bestseller's list for twelve weeks. Why? Because the main character, Pax Tate, resonated with readers.   

Pax could be an asshole at times, and at others, charming, witty and lovable. IF YOU STAY began with a drug overdose and a blowjob-- illustrating how much of a bad boy Pax could be. It ended with Pax getting married to his love, Mila, illustrating how much he'd grown. 

I announced a couple of months ago that Pax is based on my son, Gunner. (His personality traits). Gunner is a twenty-two year old drug addict, and it has been an emotional rollercoaster during his journey. He is doing well now, and has come through rehab, and is now in a halfway house. But his journey has shown me that happy endings must be worked for.   

So, I decided to continue Pax's story...to show what happens when someone's happily-ever-after is challenged. 

I ended MY PEACE in the way that I hope my son's story will continue. 

From my pen, to God's ear. :) 

I hope you love My Peace. I hope my message comes through-- that redemption can find us all. 

With much love, 
Courtney


Beautifully Broken Series on Goodreads:





My Thoughts:

My Peace is a continuation of Pax and Mila's story from, 
If You Stay, (the first story in the Beautifully Broken Series,) and must be read in sequential order.  Pax and Mila are happily married and have a beautiful daughter, "ZuZu."  Everything is going well in their lives.  Pax has been clean and hasn't craved drugs in five years, business is booming, the romance and love that they have for one another has only grown exponentially over time, and they have close friends and family that they cherish.  Their lives are full and abundant with blessings and happiness. 

Then, everything changes... Danger, malevolence, and deceit enter into their lives.  Ghosts from the past come calling, and Pax and Mila are tested.  Temptations are provoked, and Pax and Mila's little family is put in danger in more ways than one.  Will they all survive?

My Peace was a real page-turner.  It portrayed the dark reality of addiction masterfully.   It was filled with so much emotion, that I felt everything that Pax and Mila experienced.  Their pain and tears became my own.  There was a huge twist that I didn't see coming, and it made the story that much more engaging.  I couldn't put down my Kindle, even if I had needed to!  There was also a spiritual element to the story that made me smile, and cry tears of happiness.  It was absolutely beautiful. 

I could tell that My Peace was a very personal experience for Ms. Cole.  The story flowed so seamlessly and effortlessly.  It provoked so many raw emotions in me, and was so very "real."  The characters were three-dimensional, and felt like they could have walked right out of the pages.  This story really resonated and meant a lot to me, and I know that it will touch many other readers as well.  

Another element that I loved in the story was getting reacquainted with Maddy, Gabe, and Brand, who were other characters in the Beautifully Broken Series.  I adore this series so much, and was in my happy place reading about some of my all-time favorite book characters.

My Rating:


I give, My Peace, by Courtney Cole, 5 Emotionally-Charged, Beautiful, Raw, Dark, Twisted, Exorcising the Past Filled Stars!  Fans of Mila and Pax, and the Beautifully Broken Series, need to read, My Peace.  It was the perfect ending to their story!  Those of you that love raw, realistic stories filled with romance and angst need to dive in to the Beautifully Broken Series.  You'll thank me later!!!






About the Author:


I write books. I’ve always had a huge imagination, and so writing books just seemed like the logical job for me. I love LOVE, so Romance is the perfect genre for me. I love Happily Ever Afters in my books, but I also love a good rocky journey to get there. A difficult journey makes the destination worth it. 





Saturday, February 18, 2017

Release Day Blitz & Review : Wardrobe Malfunction by Samantha Towle @samtowlewrites


Wardrobe Malfunction
by Samantha Towle

Release Date:
February 18th, 2017

Genres:
Standalone
Romantic
Comedy

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eARC received in exchange of honest review

Synopsis:

From New York Times bestselling author, Samantha Towle, comes a new standalone romantic comedy. 

Vaughn West, Hollywood heartthrob, has been at the top of his game for years. He thinks he’s untouchable—until a betrayal brings him spiraling down. Now, everyone pities him, and if there’s one thing Vaughn hates, it’s pity. 

After a few months of working his way through every available actress, pop star, model, and waitress in California, Vaughn needs to get his life back on track and focus on what he does best—making hit movies. 

Charlotte Michaels is in love. Just not with one person. 
Louis Vuitton… 
Christian Dior… 
Valentino… 
Gucci… 
And the list goes on. 

Sadly, Charly’s limited bank account doesn’t allow her those luxuries, and the closest she gets are lucky finds in charity shops and working closely with some of those names in her job as a wardrobe assistant. 

Now, Charly has landed the mother of all jobs—working on the new Vaughn West movie. Excited doesn’t even cut it. 

Only things don’t go as planned, and it turns out that Vaughn is actually a jerk. A hot jerk, but a jerk nonetheless. 

So, why do their clothes keep falling off whenever they’re around each other? And why can’t Charly keep her mind in the closet and off Vaughn? 

Getting mixed up with a smart-mouthed, fashion-obsessed wardrobe assistant is the last thing Vaughn needs. 

Getting mixed up with an arrogant, self-centered, obnoxious, jumped-up actor who has a lack of respect for fashion is the last thing Charly needs. 

Things are about to get hot, dirty, and messy in Hollywood. Very messy. Especially if Charly’s closely guarded secret falls out of her closet.




Review:

If you are looking for the next book that will put an automatic smile on your face and make you swoon all kinds, look no further. Samantha Towle's new romantic comedy, Wardrobe Malfunction, is a book that delivers a fun reading escape. 

Wardrobe Malfunction is written in dual POV and can be read as a standalone. My TBR list is consisted of 90% series and 10% standalones. I was happy to finally read a book that was not going to leave me at the edge of my seat on the last page. Even if this book was predictable at times, it did not take anything away from my reading escape. I loved Charly and Vaughn's love story.

Hollywood heartthrob falls for wardrobe assistant? Yes, please! Vaughn West is going through a difficult time in his career. He needs to get back on track and focus on making movies. As days go by, things seem to be getting back to normal in Vaughn's life. Until a sassy wardrobe assistant, Charly Michaels, turns his life upside down. From the moment that they meet their attraction is undeniable. He wants to give in to temptation, but the consequences of starting something with Charly could get him in to trouble. Will Vaughn follow his heart and break his own rules?

OMG! Charly and Vaughn are so freakin' cute together!! The banter between them is super fun and addictive and their chemistry is blazing hot! Plenty of fun times and steamy moments guaranteed when you flip the pages of this book. Charly was mesmerized with Vaughn West and their first meeting left her disappointed. Vaughn was a real jerk to her when they first met. Charly has a career opportunity of a lifetime and she's not about to lose it because Mr. Hollywood thinks he's all that.

I loved all the moments that Charly and Vaughn got the chance to share outside work. Their connection grew each time that they would spend time together and get to know a little bit more about the each other. This story is romantic, fun and sexy. Their first meeting is epic. I knew from that moment on that this was going to be a hilarious reading journey between two amazing characters. If you have never read anything by this author, you are seriously missing out! She always delivers all the feels and leaves you wanting more!

Rating:

I give, Wardrobe Malfunction, by Samantha Towle, 4 entertaining, laugh out loud, sexy, romantic, sweet stars!






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About the Author:

Samantha Towle is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She began her first novel in 2008 while on maternity leave. She completed the manuscript five months later and hasn’t stopped writing since. 

She is the author of contemporary romances, The Storm Series and The Revved Series, and stand-alones, Trouble, When I Was Yours, The Ending I Want, Unsuitable and Sacking the Quarterback, which was written with James Patterson. She has also written paranormal romances, The Bringer and The Alexandra Jones Series. All of her books are penned to the tunes of The Killers, Kings of Leon, Adele, The Doors, Oasis, Fleetwood Mac, Lana Del Rey, and more of her favorite musicians. 

A native of Hull and a graduate of Salford University, she lives with her husband, Craig, in East Yorkshire with their son and daughter.





Friday, February 17, 2017

Book Tour & Giveaway : This Is Me, Baby (War & Peace, #5) by K. Webster @KristiWebster @indiesagepr


This Is Me, Baby
War & Peace, #5
by K. Webster

Release Date:
February 9th, 2017

Genres:
Adult
Dark Romance

Book Tour Hosted by:
IndieSagePR


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Source:
Author via BT Host

eARC received in exchange of honest review

Synopsis:

***This is the fifth book in the series. First four books must be read first in order to understand this story line.***

The game was over and they stole the victory away from ME. Cheating. Lies. Corruption. Death. This pawn never stood a chance. But then he came for ME. He plucked ME from my nightmare and kept me safe. 

My heart was in tatters and my soul was lost. Until the beast in ME woke up. She was hungry and furious and didn’t play by the rules of their game. We were a vicious team. And we changed the game altogether. I took what was theirs because they took what was mine. ME against them. 

That is…until I had someone else with ME. Someone who vowed to fight alongside ME until the very end. I don’t want the love he has for ME. But the beast in ME still craves to take everything she deserves. He should run far away from ME. Instead, he runs straight for ME. 

This is ME, baby and I am going to ruin them all. 

***Warning*** This is Me, Baby is a dark romance. Strong sexual themes and violence, which could trigger emotional distress, are found in this story. If you are sensitive to dark themes, then this story is not for you. 





War & Peace Series on Goodreads:

Review of This Is War, Baby HERE
Review of This Isn't Over, Baby HERE
Review of This Isn't Me, Baby HERE

Purchase Links:

This is War, Baby #1
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/20ebfBd 
 Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1PnXRVS 
 B&N: http://bit.ly/1S74h1x 
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1QKvzaQ 
 iBooks: https://itun.es/us/MlvEab.l

This is Love, Baby #2
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1RQzkw0 
 Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/21XQY97 
B&N: http://bit.ly/1pf0jbE 
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1Lcfzjh 
iBooks: https://itun.es/us/JAAcbb.l  

This Isn't Over, Baby #3
 
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2aHjcwb 
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2auD1eA 
Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/2b7QBFO 
Amazon AU: http://amzn.to/2b0SceT

This Isn't You, Baby #4 
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2dhPI8Z 
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2e4LiFd 
Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/2dQwrOY 
Amazon AU: http://amzn.to/2epJFoO 
B&N: http://bit.ly/2dcWHVG 
iBooks: http://apple.co/2dQENHf 
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2e4KbW1 

This is Me, Baby (War & Peace, #5)
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2kVXQ7E 
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/2k4pu0x 
Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/2kwxAPV 
Amazon AU: http://amzn.to/2jB37RC 
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iBooks: http://apple.co/2knlXJh 
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2k05KbO


Review:


I seriously don’t know if I can find the words to express how I feel about this book and the entire War & Peace Series in general. My expectations are very high when it comes to this series. With each new installment, the author keeps on pushing me out of my comfort zone. This series keeps on getting more darker and twisted with each addition. You absolutely need to read the books in order to be able to follow book #5, which is This Is Me, Baby. 

TIMB is the continuation of Brie’s story (This Isn’t You, Baby) I won’t talk about what happens in this book because I would hate to spoil it for anybody. What I will tell you is that Brie’s story made me feel all kinds of different emotions. What I loved the most about this book is how all the characters came together to create an unforgettable reading journey that left me gasping for air. All the characters from the previous books have an important role in this book. They are each connected to Brie in some kind of way. I was devastated with the ending of the last book and I could not wait to see what was going to happen with my favorite characters. This story was packed with emotional and intense moments. I was at the edge of my seat from beginning to end! I loved every single minute of my reading escape. This book is also one of the hottest in the series. OMG!! K. Webster knows how to write some pretty steamy scenes that will leave you fanning yourself. 

All the characters in this series are fantastic! Some I deeply love and others I love to hate. K. Webster writes the best villains. Villains that will make your heart skip a beat and leave you in a state of mush. They are irresistible and bad to the bone! This world is dark, twisted and irrevocably intoxicating. K. Webster always leaves you wanting more and at the edge of your seat! If you’re a fan of dark romance, this series is for you! If you want to jumble your genres and try dark romance for the first time, I highly recommend this series. This Saga keeps on getting better with each new installment. I never know what to expect and the twists and turns that K. Webster includes in her stories are always jaw-dropping. 

Rating:
I give, This Is Me Baby, by K. Webster, 5 sexy, intense, heart-pounding, action-packed stars!


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About the Author:
K Webster is the author of dozens of romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers. 

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.




Thursday, February 16, 2017

Review Blitz : Mack Daddy by Penelope Ward @PenelopeAuthor @inkslingerpr


Mack Daddy
by Penelope Ward

Release Date:
February 13, 2017

Genres:
Contemporary
Romance

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Review Blitz  Hosted by:
InkSlinger PR

Source:
Author via RB Host

eARC received in exchange of honest review

Synopsis:

From New York Times bestselling author, Penelope Ward, comes a sexy, STANDALONE second-chance romance. 

They called him Mack Daddy. No, seriously, his name was Mack. Short for Mackenzie. Thus, the nickname. Perfect, right? 

So was he: perfect. The perfect physical male specimen. 

At the private school where I taught, Mack Morrison was the only man around in a sea of women. 

Everyone wanted a piece of the hot single father of the sweet little boy. 

I was riddled with jealousy, because they didn’t know that—to me—he was much more. 

They didn’t know about our past. 

He’d chosen my school for his son on purpose, because Mack and I, we had unfinished business. 

As my friend Lorelai so eloquently put it: “Unfinished business between two people who are clearly attracted to each other is like an eternal case of blue balls.” And I was suffering in pain from my case. 

I was still intensely attracted to Mack. I tried to resist him, immersing myself further into a relationship with another man just to protect my heart. 

Not to mention, getting involved with a parent was strictly against school rules. But seeing Mack day in and day out was breaking me down. 

And soon I might be breaking all the rules. 

Author's note – Told in alternating points of view, Mack Daddy is a full-length standalone novel. 



 Cover designer: Letitia Hasser, r.b.a designs 
Cover Model: Anthony Gomez 
Cover Photography: Duc Nguyen 


Purchase Links:
Amazon | B&N | iBooks | Kobo


Review:


If you’re a fan of second-chance romance, you will absolutely love Mack Daddy by Penelope Ward. From the moment that the author revealed her cover and blurb, I have been anxiously waiting to read Mack and Frankie’s story. I always expect an unforgettable reading journey when I read one of Penelope Ward’s books and Mack Daddy did not disappoint! 

The last person Frankie O’Hara expected to see in her class is Mack Morrison. He’s a blast from her past that she can’t forget. It only took one moment and a single whisper of his voice to unleash a chaotic hurricane of emotions. He’s the single dad everybody is talking about. Years have passed, but the connection between Frankie and Mack is stronger than ever. Mack is back and he will do whatever it takes to fight for Frankie. He let her go once and that was the biggest mistake of his life. In his life, is where she belongs. 

Penelope Ward’s writing style captivated me from the very beginning. This story was filled with sexy, tender, emotional and fun moments. Frankie and Mack were a unique couple that shared a strong connection. I could feel their love for each other growing each time they shared a special moment together. It was not an easy journey for them. They both had their own personal obstacles to overcome. Mack came back into Frankie’s life when she least expected it. From the moment he came back, he completely turned her calm world upside down. 

Mack was determined to get his girl and he was going to do everything in his power to win her heart. He was fierce in his battle and he made her understand that she’s the only one who could make him happy. My heart broke for Mack in many occasions during my reading journey. It was so difficult to see him finally achieve his ultimate goal in life and then take two steps back. 

Frankie had difficult decisions to make as well. Mack came back for her and it completely took her by surprise. Her feelings for him are stronger than ever and she can’t deny that next to him is where she belongs. I loved that the author took the time to write chapters about their past together. I rather read about their past than just have a small recap of what happened told from the characters POV. 

Rating:


I give, Mack Daddy, by Penelope Ward, 4 romantic, sweet, heart-melting, sexy, always fight for the one you love stars!






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  Other books from Penelope Ward: 

RoomHate 
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1WmdZLK 
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1PysqdM 
 iBooks: http://apple.co/1PgsvE7 
 Kobo: http://bit.ly/1POvSnW 
Nook: http://bit.ly/1PLGnSL  

Sins of Sevin 
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1Qryeok 
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1YrHjDx 
iBooks: http://apple.co/1K8mzGg 
 B&N: http://bit.ly/1hTKAKE 
 kobo: http://bit.ly/1OaGY3D 

 
Cocky Bastard (co-written with Vi Keeland) 
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1DW9XpB 
Amazon UK:  http://amzn.to/1WwPzkC 


Stuck-Up Suit (co-written with Vi Keeland)
Amazon US: http://amzn.to/1VK66ll  



Playboy Pilot (co-written with Vi Keeland) 
Amazon US: amzn.to/2dbetFA  
iBooks: apple.co/1Wb06Cf 
Kobo: bit.ly/2ctb6dv 

Stepbrother Dearest 
Amazon  http://amzn.to/1mFNMeg 
 B&N: http://bit.ly/1taMFjG 
iBooks: http://bit.ly/YER0mT 
kobo: http://bit.ly/1fJaaBs

Neighbor Dearest 
Amazon  amzn.to/2aWvypX 
 B&N: bit.ly/2akQ2aq 
iBooks: apple.co/29mC6L8 
kobo: bit.ly/2axt1SY  

 Gemini 
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1vgk1SE 
B&N: http://bit.ly/1KfmLHD 
iBooks: http://apple.co/1QTaONj 
kobo: http://bit.ly/1BGJ2wu 

 Jake Undone (Jake #1) 
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1dJrHBC 
B&N: http://bit.ly/1obAwJ6 
iBooks: http://apple.co/1fJayQ8 
kobo: http://bit.ly/1SPKl0M 

Jake Understood (Jake #2) 
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1GFdves 
B&N: http://bit.ly/1FwJC0z 
iBooks: http://apple.co/1DQQwgC 
kobo: http://bit.ly/1LQ7Fvk  

My Skylar 
Amazon: http://amzn.to/1obOG2F 
B&N: http://bit.ly/SLO1qi 
iBooks: http://bit.ly/SLNOTR 
kobo: http://bit.ly/1kNrtAB 

About the Author:

Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She’s a fifteen-time New York Times bestseller of twelve novels. Having grown up in Boston with five older brothers, she spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island. 

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