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ARC Review: Dare to Take by Carly Phillips

Dare to Take by Carly Phillips

Date of Publication: May 3, 2016

Blurb

She was off limits,
But he couldn’t resist.

There are just some guys you don’t touch–even someone as innocent and inexperienced as Ella Shaw knows that. But when her brother’s best friend is up for grabs and willing, she can’t resist. After all, she’s wanted him for years…

On leave from the army, Tyler Dare WAS just looking for a little fun, but his best friend’s sister is off limits. Yet unable to deny how sexy and alluring she is, he finds it all too easy to succumb to a night of passion and heat that ends the next morning in the worst way possible.

Now years later, Ella is stranded on a tropical island with a hurricane bearing down, and only Tyler can save her. It’s his chance to make amends for the past and show the woman he’s never forgotten that he’s coming after her . . . in more ways than one.

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About Carly Phillips

After a successful fifteen year career with various New York publishing houses, and over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels published, N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips is now an Indie author who writes to her own expectations and that of her readers. She continues the tradition of hot men and strong women and plans to publish many more sizzling stories. Carly lives in Purchase, NY with her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. She’s a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom. In addition, she’s a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find out more about Carly at http://www.carlyphillips.com.

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Teaser

The sun shone overhead, the temperature neared ninety, and the humidity was hair-curlingly high on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia, making it hard to believe a hurricane was coming soon. Ella Shaw glanced up at the blue sky, knowing it wouldn’t remain pristine for long.

The calm before the storm.

She pulled her hair into a high ponytail and headed out of her hotel, determined to hit the local gift shop she’d caught sight of on her way to the photo shoot yesterday. She’d seen long, draping, blue-beaded necklaces from the storefront window, but she hadn’t had time to stop. Her boss was a stickler for getting the right shot in the exact light, and they’d worked well past dark. By the time they’d wrapped for the day, the store had been closed.

As an assistant for Angie Crighton, a fashion designer based in Miami, Ella was responsible for the little details involved in a photo shoot. And though Angie, the photographer, and models had left the island this morning, Ella had stayed to make sure the shooting site was clean, the hotel pleased enough to allow them back another time. And if she were honest with herself, she liked the downtime after the craziness of a photo shoot, the rushing around of the crew, the bossiness of some of the models and, of course, of Angie herself.

Ella appreciated the fact that she had time to souvenir shop for her best friend, Avery Dare. How ironic was it that the two girls from very different worlds had met at all? But they had. And it was Avery who’d introduced Ella to the finer things in life, leading her to seek out a job with an haute-couture designer. Whereas Avery came from a wealthy family, Ella had been raised firmly middle class, but the two girls had bonded instantly. They’d even shared an apartment until recently, when her best friend had moved in with her rock star boyfriend, Grey Kingston.

Yep, two different worlds, even now, Ella thought wryly. But their friendship was solid. Which reminded her, she needed to let Avery know she might not make it back to the States tomorrow as planned.

When Ella had heard about the storm changing course, she’d tried to book an earlier flight out, without success. She shivered at the possibility of being stranded here alone during a hurricane and knew Avery would like the news even less. Her best friend suffered from severe anxiety, and Ella didn’t like to make her worry.

She’d just buy Avery an extra gift to make up for it, she thought, walking into the shop. She immediately headed to the turquoise-blue beads she’d seen through the window. The shopkeeper claimed they were Larimar beads. Even if they were fake, the beads, popular in the Caribbean, were said to have healing powers. Ella purchased two dozen, a mix of bracelets and necklaces, so she could share with the children at the cancer treatment center where she and Avery volunteered.

Avery had been nine, Ella ten years old when they’d met at a Miami hospital, both donating bone marrow, both there at the behest of a parent. Neither of them really understanding what was happening. All Ella had known was that she was doing a favor for her father, helping the stepmother Ella didn’t like all that much to begin with. Even at a young age, Ella had been a good judge of character, a better one than her father, obviously, because shortly after Janice had gotten well, she’d left Ella’s dad. And both her father and Ella’s life had gone downhill from there. Ella shook off the thoughts of her past before she could go deeper and darker, and focused on the pretty jewelry.

She spent some time choosing a thick turquoise bracelet for Avery and a similar one for herself before paying for everything and waiting for the shopkeeper to wrap things up.

Bag in hand, she started back to the hotel, cutting through side streets and looking into the windows of the stores, soaking up the culture along the cobblestone streets before heading back to Miami tomorrow. At least, she still hoped she’d be home. Knowing she couldn’t change the outcome, she pushed her worrisome thoughts aside. She’d deal with the situation as it came.

Sweat dampened her neck from the humidity of the island, and she contemplated taking a cab back to the hotel. She reached into her straw bag and pulled out her cell phone to make the call, when, without warning, she felt a hard jerk on her purse.

“What the—?” She spun around, but whomever wanted her purse was quicker.

She barely caught a glimpse of a tall guy with dark hair as he yanked harder, nearly pulling her shoulder out of its socket before slamming her against the nearby building with his other hand.

Her head hit the concrete wall, and spots immediately appeared behind her eyes from the impact. As she struggled not to pass out, the man grabbed her purse, along with her cell phone that had fallen to the ground.

She opened her mouth to scream, but nothing came out. Her legs collapsed beneath her, and she fell to the ground, her head smacking the sidewalk before everything went black.

 

 

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4 Stars

Carly Phillips concludes the Dare to Love series with Dare to Take, a second chance story with the raw emotion and intense passion that the series is known and loved for.

 

Tyler and Ella are both complex and likable characters. Both suffer from deeds of their fathers that have left them both with issues that plague them to the present day. Tyler and Ella also share a history of only their knowledge. Their chemistry and mixed up emotions towards one another created a foundation to something neither one saw coming.  Grab your tissues, the emotions hit hard.

 

Emotional, passionate and real. Carly Phillips gives readers a story to get lost in, feel with and raise your body temperature.  Tyler and Ella confront the past while learning that sometimes it ok to lean on someone else. Learning to love when your heart has been broken too many times. Visiting with the Dare family is always a treat. See the siblings living their lives and their happiness that was so earned was bitter sweet. I love the HEA, I don’t like endings. As they say all good things must come to an end, Ms. Phillips does it with passion and beauty.

 

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Audio Review: Carnal Risk

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Kym Grosso
 
Club Altura Series, Book 1
 
Narrator: Ryan West
 
Kindle Edition, 295 pages
 
Published June 2nd 2015 by MT Carvin Publishing

 

Powerful CEO, Garrett Emerson’s, life and corporation are built on a foundation of risk taking and top secret priorities. He works hard, but plays even harder. When tragedy strikes, the charismatic and sexy billionaire takes the gamble of his life by bringing a beautiful consultant into his inner sanctum, exposing her to his exclusive society of extreme athletes who are adventurous both in business and pleasure. Inexplicably drawn to the intriguing woman, Garrett teaches her to face her fears, bringing them both to new levels of ecstasy.

Selby Reynolds, a high profile technology specialist, reluctantly accepts an engagement at Emerson Industries. Discovering secrets and uncovering clues to a murder, she’s swept into Garrett’s dangerous but seductive life of luxury. Captivated by the world renowned capitalist and adventurer, she’s convinced he could crush her heart. As he pushes her sexual limits and their erotic play intensifies, Selby finds it impossible to resist the one man who turns her darkest fantasies into a reality.

When Selby’s life is threatened by a killer, carnal lessons of trust are put to the test, forcing them to choose who is friend and who is foe. Can Selby give her heart to a man who revels in the excitement of flirting with death? Will they prevail against an enemy who threatens to tear apart Garrett’s world, including the fragile connection with the woman he seeks to claim as his own?

Warning: This book contains several erotic love scenes and is intended for adult readers only.
*This is a full length contemporary erotic romance novel.*

 

 

 

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5 Stars

Whether it’s paranormal or contemporary, Kim Grasso gives her readers a sexy read that leaves you panting.

 

CEO Garrett Emerson likes to live life on the edge. Whether it be the board room, bedroom or having fun he pushes every movement in his right to the edge. He’s powerful and rich, yet charming and charismatic. Garrett is a man who will get exactly what he wants. The harder it is to get,  more tempting it is. For as powerful as he is, there’s something very good about him even if he can be an arrogant jerk at times.

 

Selby is as smart as she is beautiful.  A geek girl by day and a sensual woman by night. A childhood accident plagues the talented woman with issue of anxiety. She pushes herself out of her own comfort zone. Making her not only likable, but amazing strong as well as brave.

 

Club Alutra is not for the faint of heart.  Living on the edge in every possible way. Strong personalities, adrenaline junkies, crazy money, intense desires and scandal keep the blood flowing and the pages turn in the first book of the Club Altura Series, CARNAL RISK.

 

Kym Grosso’s amazing story telling along with Ryan West’s sensual voice talent get the read pumped up and riding the edge.  Carnal Risk is an extremely erotic, suspense filled novel. Friendship is tested, betrayal is around the corner and greed is a top player. Power, lust and adrenaline fill the air as an intriguing plot unfolds around the exclusive Club Altura.  Well developed characters push their limits while leaving readers hanging on, breathless and more than tempted.

 

 

deana

ARC Review: Trouble Maker by Liliana Hart

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Trouble Maker

Liliana Hart

The MacKenzie Family #11.5
Kindle Edition
Published February 16th 2016 by Evil Eye Concepts, Incorporated

Marnie Whitlock has never known what it’s like to be normal. She and her family moved from place to place, hiding from reporters and psychologists, all because of her gift. A curse was more like it. Seeing a victim, feeling his pain as the last of his life ebbed away, and being helpless to save him. It was torture. And then one day it disappeared and she was free. Until those who hunted her for her gift tried to kill her. And then the gift came back with a vengeance.

Beckett Hamilton leads a simple life. His ranch is profitable and a legacy he’ll be proud to pass onto his children one day, work fills his time from sunup to sundown, and his romances are short and sweet. He wouldn’t have it any other way. And then he runs into quiet and reserved Marnie Whitlock just after she moves to town. She intrigues him like no woman ever has. And she’s hiding something. His hope is that she begins to trust him before it’s too late.

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 4.5 Stars

Oh my goodness, holy hot cowboy!
Marnie has seen and experienced enough hurt to last many lifetimes. Yet she finds courage within herself to continue on. A special gift give Marnie an extra insight to thing around her. A bless and a curse both in her eyes. Trust misplaced has Marnie starting over in her hometown.  Holding her head high, proud of watch she can do, Marnie takes on her life with all she has. An extraordinary character.
Beckett made me fall for a cowboy. A man who’s proud of who he is, what he does and the legacy he puts his soul into. A good hearted man, who loyal, trustworthy, and good to his word. Sexy and built, with the patience of a saint. Beckett work his cowboy way into my heart.
Trouble Maker is my first sampling of Liliana Hart’s work and will not be my last.  Heartbreaking and warning all in one. Power packed with emotion and lingering passion that spans over a decade.  A second chance romance that was only ignited before it was torn apart.  A novella that hits you hard in all the right ways.  Hang on for a one emotional and sexy ride.
And complementary copy of this book was provided by the author/publisher for an honest review. Receiving a complimentary copy does not affect the outcome of this review.

deana

ARC Review: Across The Hall by Kylie Walker

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Kylie Walker

Brother’s Best Friend Series,

Date of Publication: February 24, 2016

Blurb

Jude Falken has just been released from prison on good behavior.

He’s hot as hell, owns one of the largest fashion empires & has women coming and going day and night.

A delivery girl that shows up at his loft leaves him intrigued.

She’s gorgeous, shy & totally off limits.

She’s his best friends little sister.

Jude knows better, he swore he wouldn’t go there.

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After returning from a year long internship in Paris, Jillian Warren is back in her hometown of Manhattan and steering clear of men.

Her new neighbor has her curious, wanting to know more. Her roommate & brother keeps telling her stay away but she can’t.

As their worlds collide, Jillian soon finds out there is a darker side to Jude and she will soon be fighting her own emotions and memories of the one man she left in Paris.

Her past will soon catch up with her. She will be forced to decide.

Big brother’s best friend or the hurtful memories of her past in Paris.

 

 

 

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3.5 Stars

 

Kylie Walker combines the brothers best friend and just of jail troupes to give the reader a story with so much sexual tension, it’s ready to explode.

 

Jude is putting the pieces of his life back together after spending two years locked up.  Not your regular convict.  Coming from wealth and running his company from the slammer, Jude is an intensely loyal man, smart and oh so hot.  He’s more of a man the cover he presents shows him to be.

 

Jillian has returned from finishing school and a broken heart from Paris.  Trying to start her dream of working in the world of fashion and letting her heart mend, a new neighbors catches her eye and breath in more ways than one.  A sweet, caring and headstrong woman has just been knocked off her feet.

 

Across The Hall is a quick read with a little mystery, some suspense and a lot of sexual tension. Jude and Jillian click and sparks fly.  Kylie Walker includes a lot of sweet romantic moments shared by Jude and Jillian that not only make the book sex, but sweet as well.

 

 

deana

 

 

 


About Kylie Walker

A true Canadian at heart, although I love to travel anywhere warm.

I am a book addict, coffee addict, a wine addict and a writer!

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Carian Cole’s Double Cover Reveal

 

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DOUBLE COVER REVEAL!!

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Carian Cole has surprised us with a double cover reveal – and they are HOT!!

Storm (Ashes & Embers book 1) has a new cover!

Cover Designer : Kari Ayasha at Cover to Cover Designs

Model : Joel Hicks

Photog : Joel Hicks Book Covers

 

Storm has also gone through a make-over with new formatting and has been re-edited to fix a few small hiccups in grammar and punctuation. The story itself has not changed!

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PURCHASE LINKS – ALSO AVAILABLE IN KINDLE UNLIMITED!

Amazon US : http://amzn.to/1Mb7D1y

Amazon UK : http://amzn.to/1JYxsiU

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AND NOW…EXCITING NEWS!

Loving Storm (an Ashes & Embers sequel for Storm)

Cover Designer : Kari Ayasha at Cover to Cover Designs

Models : Joel Hicks and Arianna Lily

Photog : Joel Hicks Book covers

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Loving Storm Blurb:

I met him in a snow storm…

We spent forty-eight hours trapped in the back of his pickup truck.

We fought.

We touched.

We fell.

Hard.

She literally crashed into my life…

The last thing I wanted was a relationship. Especially with a quirky chick that drove me insane. But something about her got under my skin, and into my heart.

And I had to have her.

All of her. Now.

Falling in love in the back of a truck, just the two of us, was easy.

Finding out he’s a famous rock star, dealing with jealous fans, psycho exes, and demons from the past….not so easy.

Release Date : TBA

 

OTHER BOOKS IN THE ASHES AND EMBERS SERIES

Vandal (Ashes & Embers book 2)

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Lukas (Ashes & Embers book 3)

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Amazon UK : http://amzn.to/1Irp2PL

 

ABOUT CARIAN

I have a passion for the bad boys, those covered in tattoos, sexy smirks, ripped jeans, fast cars, motorcycles and of course, the sweet girls that try to tame them and win their hearts. My debut series, Ashes & Embers, follows the lives of rock band members as they find, and sometimes lose, the loves of their lives.

Born and raised a Jersey girl, I now reside in the mountains of beautiful New Hampshire with my husband and our multitude of furry pets and spend most of my time writing, reading, and vacuuming.

 

STALK HER!

Website : www.cariancole.com

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ARC Review: Mine by Stacey Kennedy

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Stacey Kennedy

Club Sin Series, Book 7

Pub Date Oct 27, 2015

Random House Publishing Group – Loveswept

 

Dmitri and Presley—the scorching-hot couple who started it all in Claimed—return to save Club Sin in the exhilarating new short novel from USA Today bestselling author Stacey Kennedy.

Dmitri Pratt is living out his dream. Not only does he own the ultimate playground for the BDSM lifestyle, he’s found a special connection with his deliciously sexy sub, Presley Flynn, the woman who complements him in ways that go far beyond the bedroom. But when an anonymous blackmailer threatens to expose the elite, high-profile members of Club Sin in a notorious tabloid, Dmitri’s perfect world spirals out of control.

Before she met Dmitri, Presley never imagined she would find a Master who could deliver on all her hottest fantasies. Dmitri’s love and his sensual artistry surprise her every day, until he suddenly turns distant and cold. For the first time, Presley wonders where Dmitri’s heart truly lies: with her, or with Club Sin. As the life they’ve built together begins to crumble, Presley can only trust that Dmitri has what it takes—to defend what’s his, and win back the woman he cannot live without.

Mine is intended for mature audiences.

 

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4 Stars 

Stacey Kennedy concludes the Club Sin series with an emotional and sexy tale that will leave the reader satisfied as any good Dom would.

Presley and Dimitri hit a snag in their relationship as trouble falls upon Club Sin’s doorstep. Emotions fly and trust is tested as control slips from the Masters hands. Watching Dimitri struggle was something of a surprise. He discovered a new side of himself that makes him a better man. Presley has grown so much since meeting her in Claimed. Confident and strong, she stands up for herself, even to her Dom. Bringing out a new woman within herself. One you have to smile at and be proud of.

An exceptional finish to a fabulous series. Stacey Kennedy gave her readers an amazing look at the many sides of BDSM. Tasteful with real and raw emotions. It’s only right that the couple that started this memorable series, Dimitri and Presley, be the ones to finish it.

 

deana

Review: Hard to Break by Bella Jewel

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Bella Jewel

Alpha’s Heart Series, Book 2

Kindle Edition
Expected publication: October 13th 2015 by St. Martin’s Paperbacks

 

Quinn has spent her whole life working in her dad’s garage, leaving her more comfortable with a carburetor than a curling iron. Her world is turned upside down when her beloved garage is bought by none other than world famous, sexy as sin, custom car builder, Tazen Watts. He’s the one man she can’t stand…even though he makes her hotter than a high performance engine in top gear.

Tazen has no use for Quinn, at least not professionally, and he’s making sure she knows it. But there’s a spark between them that she’s finding hard to ignore. She’s determined to prove her talent is as impressive as her sassy mouth. When she finds out Tazen is hiding a secret that could bring down his career and everyone involved in it, she wonders: is falling for him is going to be work the risk?

**Hard To Break is a full-length standalone romance with a HEA**

 

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4 Stars

 

Fast cars, intense chemistry and tear jerking emotions. A fabulous read.

Where do I begin. There are so many thing I enjoyed about Hard to Break.  The sexual tension was off the charts with Quinn and Tazen. The constant banter and bickering between the two adds a layer of humor to this heart wrenching and passionate story. Allowing the reader to see who Quinn and Tazen are and let their personalities shine through the words.  The pair are sex as hell together.

The amount of passion in Hard To Break is amazing. I’m not even talking about the hot stuff yet. The cars, family, friends, beliefs, and creatively. It’s all there and you can feel it through the pages. Happiness, sadness, pride, anguish, courage comes through the characters, making this story a deep and emotional read. One moment I was needing a cool drink and the next I was crying. I love an emotional book like this.

A surprisingly emotional read. Bella Jewel gave this reader just the kind of book I love. Emotional, sexy and kept me turning the pages. Characters who kept you guessing, made you laugh, while being true to themselves and their beliefs. A great read.

 

Review copy provided by Netgalley.

 

deana

 

ARC Review: In Tune by Laramie Briscoe

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Laramie Briscoe

Red Bird Trail Trilogy, Book 3

Published August 14th 2015 by Laramie Briscoe
Forgiveness

Compassion

Love
When Cash Montgomery and Harper Stillwell decided to take a chance on a fling, neither one knew where it would take them. From the highest of highs to the lowest of lows, they are clawing their way back to the kind of relationship they have both fought so hard for.
Cash can forgive, but he can’t forget. Harper can apologize, but she can’t express her true feelings.
Growing up is hard—just because you reach an age where the world says you’re an adult doesn’t mean you are. These two are figuring out that life only gets more difficult the older you get, they are learning that love comes at a price, and they are deciding whether it’s worth fighting for.
After the Collision—they’re desperately trying to figure out if they can ever be in tune.

 

 

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4.5 Stars 

In a time that should be filled with happiness, Cash and Harper are at a kind of stand still.  All the secrets are out and hearts are hurting.  This is where the healing begins.  Cash shows the man he truly is (totally giving Tyler a run for his money. Fans of Laramie’s Heaven Hill Series will understand) with his compassion, willingness to trust, loyalty and patience. Giving his love and support to the woman that truly changes his life.

Harper’s fear got the best her. Keeping a part of her locked away.  Shame and embarrassment makes a girl do things that hurt. A good kick in the butt from a friend and Cash’s loyalty and persistence, Harper opened her heart whole to the love of a man that changed her for the good.

Cash and Harper send the reader on an emotional roller coaster showing love is not always easy but so worth it in the conclusion to the Red Bird Trail Trilogy, In Tune. No emotion is spared, as Cash and Harper work together to get their love IN TUNE!

Ms. Briscoe has in my opinion, really out done herself with not only In Tune, the Trilogy as a whole.   With each book Laramie writes, the characters become more real. Cash and Harper are no exception.  Individually they will hit your heart, together set it on fire.  Passionate, heartwarming and emotional.  I didn’t view In Tune as the end of a trilogy, but as a new beginning for Cash and Harper.

A complimentary copy was provided for an honest review.

 

deana

Review: Wild Ride by Opal Carew

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Opal Carew

Ready To Ride Series, Book 2

Invitation To Eden Series, Book 17

Published September 16th 2014 by Opal Carew

Print Copy

 

 

Her friend told her dreams come true at Eden, but this is more like a nightmare.

Marissa is shaken when her bad-assed biker ex-boyfriend begins to stalk her. The solution? Take a trip far away to an exclusive resort called Eden with her friend.

But even in paradise, she can’t escape the man from her past. As he’s closing in on her, a passing stranger on a motorcycle pulls up and orders her to get on his bike. For some reason she trusts him, and does as he says.

Now the chase is on. Her knight in supple leather knows how to ride and they manage to lose her ex. For now. But soon, Marissa wonders if she’s jumped from the frying pan into the fire as she clings to the tough, tattooed man who saved her. All she knows for sure is — it’s going to be one Wild Ride!

 

 

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4 Stars

Paradise becomes a nightmare that turns to sexual bliss. A Wild Ride!

Marissa’s life has her on edge when that elusive invitation to Eden arrives. Indulging in paradise and a fantasy or two, has become a heart pounding ride that hangs on the edge of danger and pleasure.

Killer is overpowering, intimidating and dangerous. He’s also so flippin hot, you can’t help to melt.  When the damsel in distress has a little more spunk and imagination, Killer finds she’s an addiction he can’t be without.

Opal Carew never fails to give the read on hot book. Add in the temptation that the Invitation to Eden series is known for. This one’s a scorcher! With a few added surprises from the Ready to Ride crew that will make the temperature rise. As the danger fades to pleasure, the ride just gets better.

Personal print copy.

 

deana

 

ARC Review: Lukas by Carian Cole – Blog Tour

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Book Title: Lukas (Ashes & Embers #3)

Author: Carian Cole

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: July 30, 2015

Hosted by: Book Fancy

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Storm’s younger cousin.

Vandal’s little brother.

You’ve met him in the background.

The sweet one.

The nice one.

The one they can all rely on.

The good one.

He’s a tattoo artist. He plays metal and classical music – on the violin.

He’s got a body built for sin.

He’s 24.

In comes Ivy. She’s a 36 year old single mom who hasn’t dated in 18 years.

All she wanted was a tattoo.

She got a helluva lot more 🙂

Being good has never been so bad.

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Storm (Ashes & Embers #1) Buy Links:

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Vandal (Ashes & Embers #2) Buy Links:

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I have a passion for the bad boys, those covered in tattoos, sexy smirks, ripped jeans, fast cars, motorcycles and of course, the sweet girls that try to tame them and win their hearts. My debut series, Ashes & Embers, follows the lives of rock band members as they find, and sometimes lose, the loves of their lives.

My first novel in the Ashes & Embers series, Storm, was published in September of 2014 and book 2, Vandal, was published in February 2015 with several more of this series planned throughout 2015.

Born and raised a Jersey girl, I now reside in beautiful New Hampshire with my husband and our multitude of furry pets and spend most of my time writing, reading, and vacuuming.

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 5 Stars

 

Lukas. That man has the soul of a saint after playing on a road paved to hell for too long.  How is heart is so big and filled with compassion is the making of miracle. Smart, caring, and extremely talented.  With scars that lay deep, Lukas is star shining is the blackness. He is the glue that helps hold his brother and cousins together, all while breaking apart inside. Not an Alpha, but a bit more than a Beta, if Lukas doesn’t warm his way into your heart, you just don’t know how to feel.

 

Ivy’s life changed in the blink of an eye. Leaving her a single mother and a bit lost.  Left with fears and insecurities that any woman would be feeling, Ivy takes a leap of faith on herself and starts to live for her. Who knew that getting a tattoo would put into motion a chain of events that puts this average thirty something mother in a tail spin of pleasure, love and freedom.

 

Carian Cole set a very different tone with Lukas that had every hair on my body standing. Raw and real emotions fill every page of Lukas and Ivy’s story. Passion, lust, insecurity, feeling lost and being found.  Written so well you can’t help to get sucked into this realistic story.  Ms. Cole makes me feel and that is what I love. Whether it be happiness, sorrow or excitement woven into her words that make up her stories, I am able to feel that. That’s the making of a damn good writer.

 

deana