Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Seduced in the Dark (Dark Duet #2) by CJ Roberts

Seduced in the Dark by C.J. Roberts

The exciting, titillating, and action-filled conclusion to Captive in the Dark.

What is the price of redemption?

Rescued from sexual slavery by a mysterious Pakistani officer, Caleb carries the weight of a debt that must be paid in blood.

The road has been long and fraught with uncertainty, but for Caleb and Livvie, it’s all coming to an end.

Can he surrender the woman he loves for the sake of vengeance?

Or will he make the ultimate sacrifice?

It seemed to Caleb, the nature of human beings revolved around one empirical truth: we want what we cannot have. For Eve, it was the fruit of the forbidden tree. For Caleb, it was Livvie.

Review: 5 Stars
There are no words... I finished this awhile ago and I still cannot form an appropriate review. This book was Amazing. It has literally ruined other books for me. I have not been able to pick anything else up yet. Nothing compares. It is dark, seductive, heartbreaking, intense and riveting. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Avoiding Responsibility Cover!!


 Lexi has finally given up her once destructive relationship and moved onto bigger and better things, namely Ramsey Bridges. But things are amiss with her new beau and she discovers things about him and his past that would make any girl turn the other way. And she's not sure his past can coincide with hers. A year after his entrance into her life, he's trying to make amends and does the one thing she never expects: invites her to a wedding...Jack's wedding. Find out what happens to Lexi as she deals with all the twists and turns that proceed from that question, throw in a few new players to shake up the mix, and don't forget all her old partners in crime.

Release Date 12/01/2012

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Love Unrehearsed (Love #2) by Tina Reber

Published September 14, 2012

When A-list film actor Ryan Christensen ducked into her pub to escape his screaming fans, never in a million years did Taryn Mitchell think her life was about to change forever. But now, eight months later, after a whirlwind romance, Taryn wakes up in Ryan’s Hollywood hotel room to find a diamond to die for on her left ring finger—and her face splashed across the cover of every gossip magazine.

Ryan’s very public proposal is catnip to the tabloids, his management team is worried, and Taryn must figure out how a small town girl like her fits into his glittering world. What does it take to make a relationship work amidst telephoto lenses, daily on-set temptations, and jealous fans who will stop at nothing to keep you from walking down the aisle with the man of your dreams?
With no script to follow and no chance for a dress rehearsal, Taryn and Ryan will be forced to take the plunge and risk everything to make their love last. (GoodReads)

Rating: 5 Stars

God, the things I want to do to you right now...What do you say we get out of here? I need to lay you down on a bed ~Ryan

HOT! HOT! HOT!  Tina Reber definitely took the romance, sex and passion up a notch with the second installment of the Love series. I have been WAITING for this!!! Oh how I have missed Ryan and Taryn. Romance, sex, marriage proposal and the craziness of Hollywood....all wrapped up in Love Unrehearsed. 

For me, kissing Ryan Christensen was like drinking instant passion. ~Taryn

After the insane incidents that Taryn and Ryan had to endure in the previous story, it was time to relax, plan their wedding and enjoy being with one another....right???

And I thought that Love Unscripted had crazy drama. Reber has out done herself. The events that unfold between Ryan, Taryn and their inner circle will keep you reading in to the wee hours. This novel has become one of my faves!!! Thank you Ms. Reber...when is the next one coming?????

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Captive in the Dark (The Dark Duet: Book 1) by C.J. Roberts

 Captive in the Dark (The Dark Duet, #1)

Published July 20 2011

Caleb is a man with a singular interest in revenge. Kidnapped as a young boy and sold into slavery by a power-hungry mobster, he has thought of nothing but vengeance. For twelve years he has immersed himself in the world of pleasure slaves searching for the one man he holds ultimately responsible. Finally, the architect of his suffering has emerged with a new identity, but not a new nature. If Caleb is to get close enough to strike, he must become the very thing he abhors and kidnap a beautiful girl to train her to be all that he once was.

Eighteen-year-old Olivia Ruiz has just woken up in a strange place. Blindfolded and bound, there is only a calm male voice to welcome her. His name is Caleb, though he demands to be called Master. Olivia is young, beautiful, naïve and willful to a fault. She has a dark sensuality that cannot be hidden or denied, though she tries to accomplish both. Although she is frightened by the strong, sadistic, and arrogant man who holds her prisoner, what keeps Olivia awake in the dark is her unwelcome attraction to him.(Goodreads)

Review: 4.5 Stars

I do not even know where to begin with this review.  I finished the book awhile ago but I haven't been able to form words yet.  This book is heartbreaking, confusing, uncomfortable and bittersweet. It is not for the weak.  At times it was hard to read but well worth it.

Captive in the Dark is an amazing roller coaster ride.  The author's writing is beautiful.  It is hard to separate yourself from the characters' emotions while reading this.    The horrendous things that Livvie experiences while being held prisoner are uncomfortable to read.  The attraction that develops is confusing and heartbreaking for Livvie and Caleb. 

"He was my tormentor and my solace; the creator of the dark and the light within."

"For the first time in recent memory, Caleb wanted something other than revenge.  He wanted the girl.  He wanted Livvie."

 I can honestly say that it will be a long while before this book leaves me.  I am already reading the 2nd, Seduced in the Dark and it is amazing!!  

Monday, October 15, 2012

Being Anti-Social by Leigh Cunningham

Published May 27, 2012

Mace Evans is single at thirty-eight. When her much unloved older sister, Shannon, declares that Mace is anti-social, she embarks on a journey to understand her condition; whether she was born that way or if it is the accumulation of thirty-eight years of unfortunate encounters with other humans and dogs.

For reasons unbeknown to Mace, she has an affair with a work colleague, which brings an unexpected end to her perfect marriage. And as if the self-imposed torture and regret is not enough, Mace endures ongoing judgment from her older sister and mother, which further exacerbates already tenuous relationships.

With support from her four best friends, Merlot and pizza, and with guidance from her life coach and mentor, Oscar Wilde, Mace recovers to a degree, but in her quest to understand her anti-social ways, she finds herself wondering about the quality of the fabric that keeps her network of friends intact.

When Mace's mother is diagnosed with cancer, Mace searches for common ground on which to connect before it is too late. (GoodReads)

Rating: 4.0 Stars

I like Merlot with everything, except cereal and milk.

The story of a tight group of 5 friends, interesting plots with men, a mom and sister that are constantly nagging, self realization,  and endless supplies of Merlot....what woman would not enjoy this read??

Mace Evans is the middle child of 5 children,  and very different from her siblings. Self proclaimed independent, her family has labeled her as anti-social. There's nothing wrong with keeping to oneself...the majority of the time, right???

Despite the anti-social label, Mace is surrounded by an eclectic group of 4 ladies that keep the entertainment going throughout the book. If it weren't for the seemingly endless supply of Merlot, I am not sure how Mace would have survived her family visits, dealing with a love lost, family tragedy,  and the numerous sagas with the girls. 

Is it not extraordinary that a caterpillar can become a butterfly? If they can change so dramatically then so can I-I can be likable; I can be sociable. 

Being Anti-Social, is award-winning author Leigh K. Cunningham’s second novel for adult readers. I enjoyed the dry humor, sentimental moments, and reality of friendship and family circles that reigned throughout the novel. 

I really enjoyed Ms. Cunningham's writing style. Her humor and wit resound throughout the entire novel. Her use of witty Oscar Wilde quotes kept me laughing amidst the sequence of events that Mace finds herself in. 

This was one novel that I didn't want to tear through. I found myself taking my time to read; a chapter or two at a time...usually with a glass (or 3) of Merlot. 

Friday, October 12, 2012

What do you want to read???

Here are some books that we cannot wait to read.  Unfortunately our TBR list is miles long.  What are some books you want to read??  Check out our full list of TBRs here:

Novel Junkie's Goodreads

The Unidentified Redhead (Redhead, #1)      Just Remember to Breathe

The Sea of Tranquility     The Silver Linings Playbook

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Cover Reveal - Veer by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Veer cover was designed by Once Upon a Time Covers

Release Date for Veer is : December 2012

Only when you let go can you learn to live.

Between the death of her mother and pushing through law school without her best friend, it's been a tough year for Becca. Needing a break from Boston, she moves to a tiny coastal North Carolina town for a relaxing summer. After bumping heads repeatedly with a local cop, she realizes her summer will be anything but quiet.

Three years after a career ending injury ruins his chance to play Major League Baseball, Gavin has a distrust of northerners and lately girls in general. He wants nothing to do with a girl who is only in town for the summer.
When the two give in to their impossible attraction, they realize that they may just have found the key to freeing themselves from the ghosts of their pasts.

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