Monday, June 30, 2014

Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge 2014 : July-Adult

So this year Readers Live A Thousand LivesCorrie The Book Crazed Girl, and Lovin' Los Libros have teamed up to host the Jumble Your Genres Reading Challenge! For this challenge, the goal is to mix up the genres/categories we read. We have all had those times when we have gotten stuck in the genre/category we are currently reading and read nothing else for a while. The goal here is to mix that up! Each month we will feature a different genre/category and the goal is to read and review one book or more in that genre/category during that month. This month we are focusing on Middle Grade. If you want to find out more and join in, go sign up here.

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Blog Tour:The Millionaire Affair (Love in the Balance #3) by Jessica Lemmon

The Millionaire Affair 
(Love in the Balance #3) 
Jessica Lemmon
Pub June 24th 2014 
by Forever 
ARC for Review



Millionaire ad executive Landon Downey has a policy: no romantic relationships allowed. So when he's saddled with his six-year-old nephew for a week, he doesn't think twice about asking Kimber Reynolds to act as live-in nanny. What he doesn't expect is the undeniable attraction to the woman he hasn't seen since they were kids. And not only does she like him back-she suggests they work their way down a list of extracurricular activities in the bedroom. How can he resist?

Kimber wants to prove once and for all that she can love 'em and leave 'em with the best of them. All she has to do is keep her sixteen-year crush on Landon out of the equation. No problem . . . until she realizes she may not be the only one whose heart has gotten completely tangled up in their no-strings agreement.

The Way I See It
What a super cute read this was! Ms Lemmon stepped out of her usual zone with this one. Landon and Kimber’s story was full of passion and the strength to follow what’s in your heart. This has been a very sweet and entertaining series to follow. Throughout we have been introduced to many wonderful and endearing characters! Each story gets better than the last…I can think of at least two more characters I can see Ms Lemmon writing about and I hope she does. What a fun ride this has been!

iming, Landon is working very hard on an important project taking care of his nephew isn’t something that fits into his schedule.
elp, Evan has been through so much finally taking claim on his life his brother Landon will look after his son for a short period while Evan’s life begins a new chapter.
nergy, Lyon is a sweet boy but keeping up with him is a task of its own. Running a company and taking care of a child full time is not something that goes hand in hand.

otherly, Angel has always looked out for her brothers even though she is younger than Landon its always been her goal to make sure he is all right.
ndecision, Landon agrees he needs help with his nephew but he’s not sure if the braces wearing creative writing friend of Angel’s is a good choice.
oses, weighted down by a time crunch Landon makes Kimber an offer she cannot refuse. He will find a way to deal with his current situation.
ive-in, Kimber never thought she would agree to taking care of a small child but her needs have proven to great. She will just have to find a way of dealing with seeing Landon day in and day out.
nnocent, so long ago Kimber came to live with her friend and was introduced to the Downey’s ever since that summer Kimber has harbored a flame for the very drool worthy Landon.
ption, Kimber never thought she would be good with children as it turns out she is. This is just a small step towards achieving her goals.
aive, Angel always thought Kimber had feelings for Evan upon realizing her mistake the truth of it gets put out in the open.
ware, Landon knows of Kimber’s attraction he feels it too but he is torn about whether or not to pursue something he knows cannot go very far.
ntrigued, Kimber is pushing all of Landon’s buttons he is shocked to admit he is losing control of his well crafted actions.
eveal, tired of hiding behind years of careful omissions and half truths Kimber affirms her attraction to Landon.
ntranced, the feelings these two bring out in each other are unlike anything they’ve ever experienced. Landon wants more but he cannot bring himself to admit it.

rrangements, though meant to be neat and organized often get blurred when feelings are involved.
ear, Kimber has wanted these moments for so long they are crushing her resolve she knows what must happen but it’s painful all the same.
uture, Landon had his stolen once running into one past and hashing it out with another has cleared his mind.
nxiety, knowing he may have committed the biggest mistake of his life he will do what he can to fix things even if it means waiving some of his control.
mages, and what if’s cloud Kimbers vision never did she think she would end up where she is now. Crying over lukewarm tea she decides she has been a coward and perhaps made the biggest mistake of her life.
emorse, the road hasn’t been easy and a lot of heart break could have been avoided and yet there is nothing Landon or Kimber would change. All of their missteps lead them together and finding each other and keeping each other has been the best thing to happen to both of their lives.

OMGee!! Okay so I will say this there were some pretty brazenly shocking moments in this one! Ms. Lemmon weaves a story that made me gasp and wait on the edge of my seat for more. There was one HEARTSTOPPING moment I thought I would seriously DIE about but lucky I was put out of my misery very quickly. I enjoyed the fact that even though this is fiction the characters felt genuine. Every character we have been introduced to in this series has an endearing quality that is sure to leave its mark. Do I recommend this series? Most Absolutely!!

My Fav’s
Okay so she a redhead and feisty at times. I fell in love with her right away she is hard working and independent. Though she has been through her fair share of heart break in the past she is not afraid to love. Her kindness and gentle heart is evident throughout the pages. The ending brought tears to my eyes because I wanted her happiness. She achieves just that.

Yummylicious and hardworking! Fun and charismatic, he is a planner till the end. His end came in the form of an unsuspecting family friend that would turn his live upside down. I loved the way Kimber swoops in and changes him without trying to. His relationship with his amazing family also attests to why I’m such a huge team Landon fan! Life throws something pretty major his way and though he does make mistakes he also atones for them. Having his heart is something special I’m so glad these two met!

My Wish
Evan & Gloria?

My Rating
4.0 Chicago, Vintage, Chips, Superman, Balcony, Scotch, Wine, Desk, Past, Nest, Cheeky, Blue Ink, Unknowingly, unabashedly, reciprocated, everlasting love and the magic it makes filled stars! This is a super fun super cute read that anyone can enjoy!

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About The Author

Jessica Lemmon has always been a dreamer. At some point, she decided head-in-the-clouds thinking was childish, went out, and got herself a job . . . and then she got another one because that one was lousy. And when that one stopped being fulfilling, she went out and got another . . . and another. Soon it became apparent she'd only be truly happy doing what she loved. And since "eating potato chips" isn't a viable career, she opted to become a writer. With fire in her heart, she dusted off a book she'd started years prior, finished it, and submitted it. It may have been the worst book ever, but it didn't stop her from writing another one. Now she has several books finished, several more started, and even more marinating in her brain (which currently resides in the clouds, thankyouverymuch), and she couldn't be happier. She firmly believes God gifts us with talents for a purpose, and with His help, you can create the life you want. (While eating potato chips.)


Blog Blitz Monday June 30, 2014 : Sharing You (Sharing You, #1) by Molly Mc Adams

Sharing You
Sharing You, #1
by Molly Mc Adams

Release Date: July 1st, 2014
Genres: New Adult/Contemporary Romance
Publisher: William Morrow

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Twenty-three year old, Kamryn Cunningham has left all she’s ever known and moved to a small town where no one knows her name, who her parents are, or her social status in the horseracing world. Months after opening her own bakery and evading attempts of being set up by her new best friend, she meets Brody. Kamryn fights the instant pull between them because there’s a detail she can’t dismiss. Brody’s married. 

To say that twenty-six year old, Brody Saco has had a rough marriage would be an understatement. After marrying his pregnant girlfriend, he spends the next six years in a relationship filled with hatred, manipulation and guilt involving a tragedy that happened five years earlier. When he keeps running into his sister-in-law’s best friend, Kamryn, he can’t ignore that she makes him feel more with just one look than his wife ever has; and soon he can’t continue fight his feelings for her. 

When staying apart proves to be too difficult, Brody and Kamryn enter a relationship full of stolen moments and nights that end too soon while they wait for Brody to file for divorce. But the guilt that comes with their relationship may prove to be too much for Kamryn, and Brody might not be strong enough to face the tragedy from his past in order to leave his conniving wife.

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Sharing You Excerpt: Part 1

My phone started ringing as I stepped out of the shower, and I hurried to dry off before running to the nightstand. A wide smile crossed my face when I saw his name on the screen. 

“Hey! I didn’t think you were going to call.” 

Brody had come over the last two nights as well, but we were both worried about pushing our luck with a fourth. Even though I hated not knowing when we would get to see each other, or even talk again, the surprise of hearing from him almost made it worth it. 

“Can I come over?” he asked hurriedly. 

I frowned and glanced at my phone quickly before bringing it back to my ear. “Of course, are you okay?” 

“I am, I just need to see you.” 

My smile came back and I took off for the door leading to the garage. “Okay, I’ll have the garage door opened, and the other one unlocked. Just come in.” 

“Be there soon.” 

Running back to my bathroom, I threw the towel on the floor and brushed my teeth, cutting it short when I heard the door shut. 

“Kam?” his deep voice called from the front of my condo. 

“Shit!” I hissed, and rinsed out my mouth before running to my room. “Be out in a sec!” 

Throwing on the first tank top and shorts my hands touched, I took a few seconds to settle my breathing before walking calmly out to meet him.

He already had his shirt and vest off, and the way his dark eyes raked over my body had my stomach heating. There was a determined look on his face as he took long steps to meet me, and just before we got to each other, he shook his head and said, “I can’t do ‘slow’ anymore.” 

His arms went around me, and he brought his mouth down to mine. The minute our lips touched, something in me ignited, and a small groan came from Brody when I opened my mouth to him and his tongue met mine. His large hands slid down my sides, his thumbs barely grazing the side of my breasts before continuing down to rest on my hips, pulling me closer to him. I let the tips of my fingers trail down his chest until I hit the bottom of his undershirt and lifted, letting him finish taking it off and dropping it on the floor. 

“If you want to stop, you need to say it now.” 

“I’m not saying anything,” I whispered against his lips. 

I couldn’t. We’d agreed to go slow, but nothing about what we were doing was normal. Even though we’d kept the last three nights pretty chaste, the charge between us had been growing steadily, and we’d been in some sort of unspoken agreement that it was getting too hard to stay away from each other. Both silently moving away from each other when the electricity between us grew, both pulling away breathlessly from kisses that had our resolve quickly slipping. Just before his mouth slammed down on mine, he mumbled, “Thank God.”

Kamryn Cunningham 
aka “The Other Woman” 

What, oh what is there to say about Kamryn? She’s a whole lot of everything compacted into one. Kamryn grew up in a world that she hated—a world full of labels, money, power-hungry people, and couples who are together only for status. With the high status of her family, she didn’t have many options on straying from this world. Things were expected of her, her life was planned out pretty much from day one, and those she loved most were used against her as a way of keeping her on her perfectly planned path. So she did the only thing she could do, she disappeared. After years of planning, she took off, changed her look, moved across the country, and opened the bakery she’d always wanted. 

Even with her new best friend constantly trying to set her up, she stays away from men. She wants to just be herself, enjoy this time where she’s doing what she wants, and focus on baking. She isn’t the kind of girl who needs a man, and after the train wreck of a forced relationship back home, she’d prefer not to have one at all! But then she meets Brody—her best friend’s brother-in-law. 

Kamryn’s heard about Brody and the horrible marriage he’s in. His entire family is constantly on him, trying to get him to divorce the woman who has single-handedly ruined his life—Olivia. And as the story goes deeper, Kamyrn finds out more and more about Olivia, sees how she’s slowly taking away all that is Brody, and learns why Brody has stayed with his manipulative wife through the years. Despite what Kamryn has heard, she knows better than anyone that there can be underlying reasons for staying with someone you don’t want or love, and it doesn’t change the fact that he’s married. Kamryn tries to stay away from him … she tries not to think about him. But neither of those are as easy as they should be, as they have been. Everything in her calls to Brody. It was as if she’d been living in the dark until she met him, and it’s hard going back to the dark when she’s craving the one man who can put light in her life. Even more when the man seeks her out, begging her to help him understand what this attraction between the two of them means. 

But loving someone who belongs to another woman is painful—even if his marriage died five years ago. And it’s in that pain that we see, for the first time, Kamryn’s struggle. A struggle of a girl who knows she is the other woman … a home wrecker. A girl who can’t forget about Olivia even with the obvious hatred and issues between Brody and his wife. A girl who has grown up hating people who do exactly what she is doing. A girl who hates what she’s doing. And a girl who, despite everything, is undeniably in love with a man who isn’t hers. 

Molly’s Daily Question: Have you ever met a guy who you felt like you needed him to breathe, only to find out that he was already taken?

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on Wednesday, 7/2, from 3-4PM ET, 
using #SharingYou.

About the Author

Molly grew up in California but now lives in the oh-so-amazing state of Texas with her husband and furry four-legged daughters. When she's not diving into the world of her characters, some of her hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, traveling, and long walks on the beach … which roughly translates to being a homebody with her hubby and dishing out movie quotes. She has a weakness for crude-humored movies and fried pickles, and loves curling up in a fluffy comforter during a thunderstorm ... or under one in a bathtub if there are tornados. That way she can pretend they aren't really happening.

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We love beautiful, cute, sweet, sexy, interesting, and unique book covers at A Bookish Escape!  So, we have decided to participate in the Cover Madness Giveaway Hop!!!  Since we love books that are YA, New Adult, and Adult, we have all three of these categories that you can chose from!  There should be something for everyone!  You may choose any of the following books in eBook format, and if The Book Depository ships the particular book you want, to your country, then you may choose a paperback!  This giveaway is open to both U.S. and International readers!  When the book becomes available, we will send it to you!  Good Luck, and don't forget to check out the rest of the blogs that are participating, for your chance to win a book with an awesome book cover!  Have Fun Hopping!!!

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