All That Glitter, #4 by K.A. Line Release Date: September 29th, 2016 Add to Goodreads Source: Author via Promo Blitz Host
eARC received in exchange of honest review Promo Blitz Hosted by: InkSlinger PR Synopsis: Stacia Palmer had one goal in life--to become an NFL quarterback’s wife. For the past three years, she’s seduced her way through the university’s football line-up. But when she finally has a quarterback fresh off the draft, Stacia experiences a shocking change of heart. One that sends her back to the place she never thought she'd return to. Vegas. Once there, she finds that no one believes her. Least of all Pace Larson, her sexy on-again off-again ex who has never quite gotten over her leaving him for someone else. Of course, he’s now the starting quarterback and determined to claim her as his prize. But can Stacia give him a second chance when he’s toyed with her emotions into the fourth quarter? Or will they run out of time?
Stacia felt a presence at her shoulder. She recognized his cologne before she even looked up. It smelled like desire and late-night sex marathons. Pace. “What do you want?” Stacia asked, not looking up. “Just coming to check on you,” Pace said in a sexy low tone that sent a shot of need straight between her legs. Damn him for being able to do that to me! She jerked her head up. “Why?” “Because you look miserable, even from across the room.” “I do not!” He raised an eyebrow, and she had to keep from sighing. That face. God, if he wasn’t such an asshole… “The hair flip earlier, Pink? Really? Sure sign of distress. You practically called me over here.” “Don’t call me that,” she said through gritted teeth. He smirked at her response. “And I didn’t call you over here. I don’t even want to see you.” “You can talk to me, you know.” He leaned his hip against the bar. He was almost touching her but not quite. She could feel the heat of his skin. “Come on, let’s go outside. Away from all this noise.” “If you think for one second that I’m going to go anywhere with you, you’re insane,” she said, straightening. He brushed her hair off one shoulder and just barely skimmed his finger across her exposed collarbone. She stiffened. Her entire body throbbed. No one else elicited these primal emotions from her. Not even the guy she’d given her virginity to. The guy no one knew about. “I promise I won’t touch you,” he growled out. “Unless you beg me to.” Stacia smacked him in the chest and stormed away. What an arrogant jackass! How dare he say those things to her! For all he knew, she was still dating Marshall. Pace was so testy over the fact that he thought she’d slept with Marshall when they were together, yet here he was, seducing her, while he still believed she was with Marshall. Ass! Pace chuckled behind her. “Come on, Stacia. I’m just messing with you.” He followed her across the crowded room until she reached the restroom. Then, he did exactly what he’d said he wouldn’t. He grabbed her arm and kept her from entering a place he wouldn’t follow. “Seriously, what’s up?” he asked. “Do you really want to know?” Fury and also desperation coated her features. She really wanted to tell someone. She wanted it off her chest. “Yeah. Though this fire is pretty hot.” He raised an eyebrow. “God, is everything just a joke to you?” she asked. His eyes shot straight through her. “Not everything.” “Feels like it. I feel like a joke to you.” “Most things, Pink,” he said, stepping closer, “but not you. Never you.” Stacia tensed as she forgot the world around her. Pace had a way of doing that—making her lose herself. But all she did by losing herself was open herself up for him to hurt her. Time and time again. “Pace,” she said through a shuddering breath. “I won’t take what isn’t mine.” “Good.” “I just still consider you mine.”
When I decided to read, Silver, I initially didn't realize that it was part of a series that should be read in sequential order. However, it was very easy to follow along, and catch up with all of the characters and what had occurred in previous books, without being lost.
Silver is told by the main character, Stacia Palmer, who should be excited because her college football quarterback boyfriend, Marshall Matthews, is about to be drafted in to the NFL. Stacia has only every wanted to be a quarterback's wife. She wants a life of comfort, and has a passion for the game of football. However, at this time, Stacia has a change of heart. She dumps Marshall, because she realizes that she is unhappy. She doesn't love Marshall, and can't stop thinking about Pace Larson, her ex-boyfriend, also a quarterback.
Stacia decides to change the direction of her life. However, this proves to be a huge challenge. Stacia is behind in college units and her grades were average, because she never really put forth effort. She coasted by, because her real goal had been to snag herself a star quarterback. After some personal reflection, Stacia decides to go in to sports broadcasting. We see her change her priorities, and work really hard to get in to the program, and then strive to make high grades.
During this time we see her ex-boyfriend, Pace Larson, try to get back into her good graces. It's obvious that Stacia and Pace share strong feelings for one another. However, they have a complicated past full of bad decision making, lack of communication, and immaturity. Still, as a reader, I couldn't help but root for these two to resolve their issues and get their happily ever after.
Along the way, it was a pleasure getting to know Stacia's best friends, Bryna, Trihn, and Maya, as well as her new friend, Whitney. We also get to see how tight-knit Stacia is with her father, (football coach for U.S.C) and her brother, Derek, who is the starting quarterback for their father's team. All of the secondary characters were fabulous. I loved the deep friendships that Stacia had, and the warmth and connection that she shared with her family. All of these characters had their own backstories as well, and I would love to go back and read them in the previous books from this series.
There was a lot of drama and angst with multiple antagonists in this story, as well as the back and forth between Stacia and Pace. This kept the story interesting and entertaining. There was no denying the intense passion and feeling that Stacia and Pace felt towards one another.
Stacia and Pace grew tremendously as characters in their story. I enjoyed seeing them mature and grown; both as individuals, and as a couple. The ending of the story was very sweet and romantic! It had me grinning from ear to ear, and satisfied with the way the author chose to end the story!
I give, Silver, by K.A. Linde, 4 Growing into Adulthood, Angst, Drama, Passion, Dreams, and Love-Filled Stars.
About the Author:
K. A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding series and the All That Glitters series as well as seven additional novels. She get up as a military brat traveling the United States and even landing for a brief stint in Australia. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia and is the current head coach of the Duke University dance team. An avid traveler, reader, and bargain hunter, K.A. Linda currently lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, with her husband and two super adorable puppies.
by Ker Dukey & K.Webster Release Date: September 26th, 2016 Add to Goodreads Genres: Adult Dark Romantic Suspense Synopsis:
This is a Dark title with Adult themes. From Bestselling Authors Ker Dukey & K Webster comes, Pretty Stolen Dolls. Benny loves his pretty little dolls. As long as they do exactly as they’re told. He keeps them perfect by brushing their hair and gives them pretty dresses to wear. He likes to toy with them late at night. One so timid but the other likes to fight. When his favorite doll runs away… despite the other doll promising to stay, his heart becomes broken and he can’t help but cry. He wants her back home or his pretty little doll must die. Have you ever had to make a decision that haunts you every single day for the rest of your life…the life you stole back? I have. I ran for my survival, rocks and twigs cutting into the soles of my feet, my lungs burning and screaming for rest, every muscle tensed and fighting along with me for existence. I left her. I ran, ran, ran—from Benny and his lone, pretty little doll—until I couldn’t remember where to find them again. I’m sorry.
My books all tend to be darker romance, edge of you seat, angst filled reads. My advice to my readers when starting one of my titles...prepare for the unexpected. I have always had a passion for storytelling, whether it be through lyrics or bed time stories with my sisters. I wanted to be an actress growing up.
My mum would always have a book in her hand when I was young and passed on her love for reading, inspiring me to venture into writing my own. I tend to have a darker edge to my writing. Not all love stories are made from light, some are created in darkness but are just as powerful and worth telling.
When I’m not lost in the world of characters I love spending time with my family. I’m a mum and that comes first in my life but when I do get down time I love attending music concerts or reading events with my younger sister. You can find me on Facebook where I love interacting with my readers.
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. Amazon Author Page|Facebook|Goodreads|InstagramCrazy for K FB Readers Group|Newsletter|Twitter|Website
His Submissive Series Collection by Ava Claire Release Date: November 26th, 2013 Genres: Erotica Add to Goodreads Synopsis:
Recent college grad Leila Montgomery has her sights set on Whitmore and Creighton, a public relations agency for the rich and famous. She’s determined to get her foot in the door by any means necessary–but she doesn’t count on accidentally mouthing off to the enigmatic billionaire at the helm of the company, Jacob Whitmore. After a hot tryst in the stairwell, Jacob makes Leila a proposition: be his personal assistant and private submissive. Saying no could cost her dream job and a place among the wealthy and elite. But saying yes will cost her heart… From stairwells and private jets to Europe and proposals, The His Submissive Series Complete Collection includes all twelve parts of the best-selling His Submissive series in one single e-book.
Ava Claire is a sucker for Alpha males and happily ever afters. When not putting pen to paper or glued to her Kindle, Ava likes road tripping, watching an unhealthy amount of Netflix, karaoke and vintage fashion.
Broken Angel, #5 by L.G. Castillo Release Date: September 22nd, 2016 Genres: New Adult Paranormal Romance Add to Goodreads Source: Author eARC received in exchange of honest review Synopsis: Shattered dreams are one thing. Broken souls rarely heal. No stranger to the grip of pain and fear caused by his existence, Jeremy had become accustomed to the repercussions of being the archangel of death. But when his duty earns him the loathing of the one woman he can never have, he finds an ache that cuts deeper than any sword.
Despite heaven standing on the brink of war, Jeremy defies the orders given to him to stay and stand beside his brothers. Instead, he returns to Kauai in hopes of finding comfort in the admiration of his human companions. But what he finds is far less than he had hoped. Old wounds heal slowly and Leilani is hard pressed to simply forgive his abandonment. Torn between seductive promises and the threat of all-out war, Jeremy is forced to seek answers where he has never dared to before—an enemy of ancient power. Will he be able to resist the siren’s call of the darkness? Or will he be forced to watch as his love turns to ash? Join L.G. Castillo in the final installment of her ground breaking Broken Angel series! If you like dark intrigue, harrowing suspense and the struggle between desire and redemption you don’t want to miss Golden Angel!
Oh.my.world! Where do I even begin to describe what Golden Angel did to me?!?! This book was on my list for my most anticipated books of 2016. Every single time the author posted something about Jeremy`s story, my heart would burst with happiness. I love her Broken Angel series. L.G. Castillo’s writing style is exquisite! Every word that she writes makes you live an unforgettable reading escape. Her characters all have a piece of my heart and it makes me sad to see this series come to an end. I have loved every single book of this series! Jeremy stole my heart since the first moment he was introduced in this series. His personality captivated me and I never stopped cheering for him. I wanted him to live an all-consuming love story. It was heartbreaking to read his story at times. The Archangel of death has met his match and he is determined to fight for the woman that he loves. His decision to stay in Kauai will bring consequences that will affect everyone around him. He is put on trial for angelic disobedience and what happens next will leave everybody speechless. The fight between good and evil finally comes to a conclusion that left me at the edge of my seat! I don’t want to give any spoilers away so I won`t tell you much about what happens in this book. What I will tell you is that the heroine that has stolen Jeremy`s heart is lovable, fun and a perfect match for our Golden Angel. She’s a breath of fresh air in book town and I loved from the very beginning. Leilani and Jeremy’s love story is one I will never forget. Both these characters have been through difficult situations that have changed their lives. In these difficult moments is when they fell hard for each other. They have been each other`s light in moments of darkness. There is no better feeling in the world for a reader that to see that all of their expectations for a book have been exceeded. This story was everything I wished for and more! You can really feel the love that the author has for these characters. This series is beautiful and unforgettable. If you are a fan of paranormal romance you will love this series. For anybody trying this genre for the first time, this is the perfect series to get you hooked. You will not be disappointed!
I give, Golden Angel, by L.G. Castillo, 5 romantic, sweet, powerful, captivating, page-turning stars!
About the Author:
Known for her high-intensity New Adult Romance novels, Texas psychologist and professor, L.G. Castillo writes books that explore the tumultuous and psychological journey of self-discovery and falling in love. Her stories feature dramatic, life-changing events interspersed with a good dose of humor, feisty heroines, and the swoon-worthy men who love them.
When she's not writing, L.G. is binging on Netflix or adding up frequent flyer miles for her next vacation. She's been married to her own swoon-worthy hero for over two decades.
by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland Release Date: September 19, 2016 Genres: Contemporary Romance
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From the New York Times bestselling authors of Stuck-Up Suit and Cocky Bastard, comes a sexy new standalone novel. Money or love? Which would you choose? You probably just answered the question in your head thinking it's an easy decision. For me, it's not. Did I mention it's a lot of money? A hell of a lot. I needed to go far away to think it through. As I embarked on an impulsive trip, I hit a detour when I met sexy Carter in the airport lounge. We struck up a heated conversation. Then, he left. I thought I'd never see him again. But fate had other plans. Surprise! He was the pilot of my flight. The bigger surprise was the adventure that followed after the plane landed. Carter was dangerous and always on the move. Even though our connection was magnetic, I knew it was only temporary. He would give me tickets, and I would follow him around the world to exotic places. A bevvy of flight attendant exes and rumors about Carter's reputation were never far behind.
I didn't know what to believe. But I was addicted. Nothing else mattered anymore. And I was going to get hurt. Because a part of me wanted to be the one to finally ground the playboy pilot. At the very least, he was taking me on a thrilling ride. All good things must come to an end, right? Except our ending was one I didn't see coming.
“Carter? What are you doing?” Shit. I laughed under my breath and banged the back of my head against the wood. “Praying?” “Do you always breathe like that when you’re praying?” “It’s an intense prayer.” “What are you really doing?” “I think you might know what I’m really doing, Kendall.” “Can I come in?” Still fully erect, I tucked my cock back into my pants as best I could before opening the door. Her eyes trailed down to my massive erection. “I’m sorry….to make you resort to that.” “It’s okay. My hand and I haven’t spent time like this since I was a teenager. I think he missed me.” “What were you thinking about?” “You.” “Yeah…but what specifically?” “It was this fantasy of fucking you on the dance floor back at the club.” She looked down at me again. Her expression was serious when she asked, “You need some help?” “I thought you said we weren’t going to go there.” “I can’t have sex with you. But I want to touch you. I could take my clothes off, let you finish what you started. You know…help you.” Looking up at the ceiling, I shook my head. “You have no fucking clue, do you?” “What do you mean?” “How crazy you make me. There’s no halfway with you. Jerking off with your naked body right in front of me…not being able to do what I really want to you…would be torture. I don’t have that kind of willpower, not with you, not anymore. Even when I kiss you, all I can think about is burying myself inside of you. But you naked in front of me? Too much, Kendall. When you strip down for me, I want it to be when you’re ready to let me have you. Otherwise, it’s better if I don’t know what I’m missing out on.” Looking filled with remorse, she waved her hands. “Okay. I get it. I’m sorry…for interrupting.” “Go back to bed. I’ll be right there.” After Kendall left, I closed my eyes in regret. Was I crazy for turning her away like that? Now that she knew what I was up to in here, I couldn’t relax. Still needing release like a motherfucker, I turned on the shower and got in. Ironically, I jerked myself to thoughts of her naked body against the bathroom door and imagined she was watching me. Fuck my life.
Playboy Pilot is the first book that I've read by author duo Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland. It was an exhilarating, fast- paced, and very sexy romance. I will definitely be reading more books co-authored by this very talented twosome!
This story is about sexy playboy pilot, Captain Carter Clynes, and beautiful and wealthy heiress, Kendall Sparks. Kendall meets Carter in an airport lounge when he is trying to use his charm and well-experienced moves on her. However, Kendall poses more of a challenge than the usual airline stewardesses, that Carter spends time with.
Kendall needs to pick a place to fly to, where she can think, and make a very important life decision. Carter suggests Brazil, and she decides to try out Rio de Janeiro. This is the start of a romance that will take Kendall and Carter jet-setting around the world. Carter teaches Kendall how to take chances and live a life of adventure, instead of being a spectator on the sidelines. Kendall helps Carter to open up about his past, and take a chance on love.
Playboy Pilot delivered on intense sexual chemistry, spicy romance, emotional intimacy, adventure, humor, and fun! We have two characters that grew in leaps and bounds. Kendall started out very unlikeable. She valued wealth more than anything else, and ended up being a character that matured and found her way. Carter went from being the playboy who broke a lot of hearts, to a man in love, ready to stop playing it safe with his heart.
I give, Playboy Pilot, by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland, 4.5 "Come Fly with Me," Erotic, Scorching Hot, Romance, and Adventure Filled Stars!
Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward have once again stolen my heart with their new release, Playboy Pilot. These authors are fantastic! I have loved every single one of their books. They always deliver all the feels and they give me that much needed book escape that I look for when it comes to romance. Their characters are always extremely addictive and captivate me from the beginning of the story. In Playboy Pilot, we follow Kendall and Carter. This book can be read as a standalone and does not belong to any series. Carter is the ultimate playboy. He's a pilot and his charming personality is leaving women all over the world in a state of mush. His heart has been taking a vacation to "no commitment" land. This is all about to change. Kendall is about to rock his world. She’s playing hard to get and Carter is ready for the challenge. Kendall needs an escape. She has big decisions to make. Decisions that could change her entire life. Meeting Carter was not in her plans and the way he makes her feel alive leaves her more confused than ever. Will Kendall give the sexy playboy pilot a chance to steal her heart? This was such a fun and romantic read! Kendall and Carter are two amazing characters that took me on a rollercoaster ride of emotions! From their first meeting, I could feel their intense and sexy connection. I love it when the connection is instant, the chemistry is explosive and the romance slow building. This story played out like a movie. I could picture every scene and I wanted to be a supporting character in their story. I wanted to get on the plane with them and fly to our next destination. Kendall and Carter completed each other perfectly! They each had their own personal struggles, but together they made things work. It broke my heart to find out what happened to Carter. I loved how much he loved Kendall. It warmed my heart and I was cheering for him to get his girl! Kendall was a heroine who was confident and I loved that even if she fell fast for Carter, she took time for herself. I highly recommend Playboy Pilot. Romance readers all over the world will fall in love with this fantastic couple!
I give, Playboy Pilot, by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward, 4.5 swoony, romantic, fun, lovable, get ready to embark on a trip to swoon town stars!
Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and 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 11-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.
Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn't change for the world. She is an attorney and a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, & USA Today Best Selling author. Over the last three years, ten of her titles have appeared on the USA Today Bestseller lists and three on the New York Times Bestseller lists.