Friday, October 12, 2018

A Love So Sweet

~ I received no compensation and opinions are 100% my own or my family. ~

Synopsis: Discover the magic of the Bradens, and fall in love with Addison Cole’s rich and romantic storytelling.

Treat Braden wasn’t looking for love when Max Armstrong walked into his Nassau resort, but he saw right through the efficient and capable facade she wore like a shield to the sweet, sensual woman beneath. One magnificent evening together sparked an intense connection, and for the first time in his life Treat wanted more than a casual affair. But something caused Max to turn away, and now, after weeks of unanswered phone calls and longing for the one woman he cannot have, Treat is going back to his family’s ranch to try to finally move on.
A chance encounter brings Treat and Max together again, and it turns into a night of intense passion and honesty. When Max reveals her secret, painful past, Treat vows to do everything within his power to win Max’s heart forever—including helping her finally face her demons head-on.
A Love So Sweet is a Sweet with Heat novel and conveys all of the passion you’d expect to find between two people in love without any graphic scenes or harsh language. If you’re looking for a spicier romance, pick up the steamy edition, Lovers at Heart, Reimagined, written by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster. Addison Cole is Melissa’s sweet-romance pen name.

One (or more) Sentence Summary: Wow!  I really, really liked Treat and Max.  Treat is oldest of five and buys resorts  all over the world.  Oh, he is also freakishly tall, handsome and sex as all get out.  Max is a hard working event planner, sexy - but doesn't know it, and is dealing with an incident from her past.  She is happy with her life until she meets Treat.  She realizes what she has been missing, but is still struggling with her past.

With the help of her friends and Treat, she faces her demons (I wasn't expecting the outcome - what a great twist) and slays her dragon.  Treat comforts the demons he has been running from as well and together they realize they can't live without each other.

Steamy, but clean, a sweet romance that isn't to sappy, girl power, hot men, great friends and family, all in a quick read that leaves you wanting more.  I could envision all the books in the series would make a great movie or a mini tv series.  

A Love So Sweet Blog Tour:  Make sure you check out other reviews on the tour!
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Would I Read Other Books by the Author: I can't wait to read the other books in this series (Sweet with Heat: Weston Bradens).  I know Rex is up next, but I can't wait to read about each one of the Bradens. Also, I have read Addison's Read, Write, Love at Seaside (Sweet with Heat:Seaside Summers) and have the second one, Dreaming at Seaside on my kindle already!

Addison Cole is the sweet-romance pen name of New York Times and USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. She writes humorous and emotional sweet contemporary romance. Her books do not include explicit sex scenes or harsh language.  
Addison spends her summers on Cape Cod, where she dreams up wonderful love stories in her house overlooking Cape Cod Bay.
Visit Addison on her website or chat with her on social media. Addison enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups and welcomes an invitation to your event.


Two ebook copies of SWEET LOVE AT BAYSIDE


Thursday, October 11, 2018

Murder by Perfection: A Thorny Rose Mystery + Giveaway

~ I received no compensation and opinions are 100% my own or my family. ~

Audiobook Details:

Book Title: Murder by Perfection by Lauren Carr
Series: Thorny Rose Mystery Series (Volume 3)
Genre: Murder Mystery
Publisher: Acorn Book Services
Release date: Aug 28, 2018
Narrator: Mike Alger
Length: 8 hours, 32 minutes, unabridged
Tour dates: Oct 8 to Nov 2, 2018
Content Rating: PG (mild violence and sexual suggestion)

Synopsis: Perfection can be a fatal endeavor.

Frustrated with their busy schedules, Murphy Thornton and Jessica Faraday attempt to find togetherness by scheduling a weekly date night. The last thing Jessica Faraday expected for her date night was to take a couple’s gourmet cooking course at the Stepford Kitchen Studio, owned by Chef Natalie Stepford―the model of perfection in looks, home, and business.

When Natalie ends up dead and Murphy goes missing, the Thorny Rose detectives must peel back the layers of Natalie Stepford’s life to discover that the pursuit of perfection can be deadly.

One (or more) Sentence Summary: I love audiobooks.  I am always listening to one.  It is my guilty pleasure - I get my work done, errands run, and the house cleaned while keeping up on my "reading!"  I was so excited to participate in this iRead Book Tour of the audiobook Murder by Perfection.  This was my first book of the Thorny Rose Mystery.  It stands alone just perfectly! 

Murder by Perfection was a great thriller with sex, drugs, black market organ transplants, secret lives, kidnapping, crazy guys, an elite US Navy team, and family pulling together to solve the murder.  Toss all that together with a plot that twists and turns and you have a great mystery/thriller!

I really liked the main characters in the book too.  Jessica, Murphy's wife was down to earth and working on her doctorate.  She comes from a wealthy background.  Murphy is a twin, his father is in law enforcement and he has had to work hard all his life to be the top of his class and the best at his skill.  Murphy's twin brother and father help find Murphy who has been kidnapped.  Jessica's brother joins in the hunt too as well as helps to solve the murder.

Who knew that stopping by to pick up pizza for dinner, running into an old friend could turn into a murder, which leads to another murder, black market organ transplant op and sex scheme?  Great story and I can't wait to go back and read book 1 and 2, while waiting for next book (hopefully) to come out!  Really enjoyed Murder by Perfection!

To read reviews, please visit Lauren Carr's page on iRead Book Tours.

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Would I Read Other Books by the Author: Absolutely...I want to go back and ready Book 1, Run and Kill and Book 2, A Fine Year for Murder.  I also read and reviewed Lauren's book Ice!

Lauren Carr is the international best-selling author of the Mac Faraday, Lovers in Crime, and Thorny Rose Mysteries—over twenty titles across three fast-paced mystery series filled with twists and turns!

Now, Lauren has added one more hit series to her list with the Chris Matheson Cold Case Mysteries. Set in the quaint West Virginia town of Harpers Ferry, Ice introduces Chris Matheson, a retired FBI agent, who joins forces with other law enforcement retirees to heat up those cold cases that keep them up at night.

Book reviewers and readers alike rave about how Lauren Carr’s seamlessly crosses genres to include mystery, suspense, crime fiction, police procedurals, romance, and humor.

Lauren is a popular speaker who has made appearances at schools, youth groups, and on author panels at conventions. She lives with her husband, and three dogs on a mountain in Harpers Ferry, WV.

Connect with the author: Website ~ Twitter Facebook ~ Instagram

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

A Nanny for Christmas

~ I received no compensation and opinions are 100% my own or my family. ~

Synopsis (from Amazon): Willa O’Rourke knows the true story, the story that doesn’t sell magazines.

In less than 8 hours Willa went from being a behind-the-scenes nanny for one of the hottest A-list celebrity couples, to having her picture splashed all over every magazine in the country. 

Caught in the arms of her sexy employer, Johnny Blaze. 

No one cares that Johnny hit on her, and she repeatedly told him no. 

The world thinks Willa O’Rourke is more interesting as the slutty, home-wrecking, opportunistic nanny. She even has a hashtag trending on Twitter. #dirtynanny

Humiliated and desperate to get away from the harsh eyes of Hollywood, she decides to take a short break from her suddenly not so glamorous life and head home for the holidays. 

But a quiet Christmas to recoup before heading back to LA wasn’t in the cards. 

She immediately runs into Jack, her seriously hot, fireman ex-boyfriend.

Despite Willa’s attempts to keep a low profile, she and Jack are thrown together for a Christmas charity project -- making her wonder if she’s meant for a simpler life in Harper’s Corner after all.

One (or more) Sentence Summary: I was happy to read a story that takes place in New York during the winter (November - January).  It has been hot and humid where I live, so it was fun to emerge myself into winter and the holidays.

I immediately like Willa and didn't so much like Johnny Blaze!  Of course I couldn't help but like Jack.  He is perfect for Willa but she is trying to hide and figure out what to do with her life and she hurt in the past.  They end up working on a community project together and flame is re-ignited! 

A Nanny for Christmas was a great story, quick read, steam chapters, and fun characters.  

Would I Read Other Books by the Author:  I really enjoyed The Publicist series (Shelf Life and Climax) years ago and would love to read Christina's other books.  

I’ve worked in publishing for twenty years and I sincerely love books and authors. I started this journey with my own books planning to write just one, and then well – all I can say is the stories kept coming. My original series The Publicist, follows Kate, Mac, Nick, Vivienne and a host of other awesome characters as they make their lives in New York, amidst the chaos that publishing often brings with it.

I am now exploring a fictional small town called Harper’s Corner. This series is so fun, because there are so many characters in this town, from sexy firemen and hot Army guys, to an awesome group of women that I affectionally call “the coven.” These books will explore each of these characters, and their journey to finding the loves of their lives.

I love writing, and I love reading and if I’m not actively writing a book, I’m probably dreaming of what I’ll write next.

Please feel free to email me at with your thoughts on any of my books. 

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

The Life Lessons of a Young Author (Review by Abigail)

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Synopsis: Whether you are young or old, The Life and Lessons of a Young Author can offer those who dream of finding the right path in the world of writing and publishing. Sunayna Prasad shares her experience as a young author and discusses what went well for her and what she suggests to those who long for success. 

Talking about her life as a published writer, Sunayna Prasad teaches you the rules of the writing craft and the standards of the publishing world, as well as additional tips and tricks. The Life and Lessons of a Young Author can help you choose your own writing and publishing paths.

One (or more) Sentence Summary: I would love to be a published author.  My dream is to be a writer.  I was excited when my mom asked if I wanted to read The Life Lessons of a Young Author and write a review.  I found the information Sunayna shared about all the lessons she learned while writing and getting published to be valuable.  

Sunayna was honest about what it takes, what she learned and what not to do! Some lessons that really stuck with me were print out your material and read them over and over again.  The eye sees things better on print.  My mom would totally agree!  Also, don't have friends and family be your reviewers.  It may be really hard for them to be honest with you if there is something wrong with the book.  

The Life Lessons of a Young Author is a very quick read but packed with information about publishing/authoring a book.

What Others Are Saying:  To read reviews, please visit Sunayna Prasad's page on iRead book Tours.

Sunayna Prasad has been writing since she was six. She continues to write fiction and non-fiction today and has even won a Pacific Book-Review award. She lives in New York, and when not writing, likes to create art and cook.

Connect with Sunayna: Website ~ Facebook


Tuesday, August 14, 2018

The Honeymooner (another MUST read by Melanie Summers)

~ I received no compensation and opinions are 100% my own or my family. ~

Synopsis (from Amazon):  From bestselling author Melanie Summers comes the wickedly funny, ridiculously romantic spinoff of her highly-acclaimed Crown Jewels Series… 

Twenty-nine-year-old workaholic Libby Dewitt lives by the motto ‘if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.’ She’s finally about to start her dream life with her steady-as-a-rock fiancĂ©, Richard Tomy. Together, they’re the perfect power couple—right down to the fact that he’s agreed to use their honeymoon to help further her career in mergers and acquisitions. But ten minutes before the wedding, her dreams dissolve via text message.

Devastated and humiliated, Libby escapes to Paradise Bay alone. She’s got two goals for her trip: to devise a plan to get Richard back and to convince resort owner Harrison Banks to sell his property to her company. Unfortunately, when she arrives, she discovers that tall, dark, and built, Harrison is not about to make anything easy for her. 

Instead, he derails her plans while at the same time, bringing out a side of Libby she’s kept carefully tucked away—a carefree, adrenaline junkie. After a few days together, Harrison’s got her wondering if the life she always wanted was meant for some other girl. Suddenly, Libby must decide which version of herself she wants to be. 

Will she go back to her comfortable, safe life, or risk everything to be with the only man who’s ever made her feel truly alive? 

One (or more) Sentence Summary: ABSOLUTELY LOVED IT!  I immediately fell in love with Libby (okay and Harrison).  Libby is so well put together with her life planned out to the minute, but is so unbelievably funny.  The two ends met to make one amazing character.  Harrison, owner of Paradise Bay, is so caring and carefree (and hot).  Libby and Harrison end up working together as things get turned upside down.  Libby's focus is on a "take over" report for her mergers and acquisition company, while Harrison is trying to figure out how to save Paradise Bay.  There are lots of other great things going on in-between.  I don't want to spoil it.  

Tons of steamy (PG) moments, laugh out loud crazy mishaps, jilted bride, best friend, groom returns, sexy resort owner, and much more in The Honeymooner. I read this on my kindle and in day one I was at 50%.  I hit panic mode....I didn't want this book to end.  I ended up pacing myself and only read one chapter a day.  It was pure torture as I didn't want to stop reading, but I didn't want it to end either.  I felt the same way with Melanie's Crown Jewels series - another must read.

Good news, Whisked Away (book 2) will be out this fall.  Crap its still summer.  The Honeymooner is a must read, get it today....and start laughing.

Would I Read Other Books by the Author: Bring them on.....all day long!  Absolutely love Melanie Summers' books!

Melanie Summers currently resides in Edmonton, Canada, with her husband, three young children, and their goofy dog. When she's not writing romance novels, she loves reading (obviously), snuggling up on the couch with her family for movie night (which would not be complete without lots of popcorn and milkshakes), and long walks in the woods near her house. 

Melanie also spends a lot more time thinking about doing yoga than actually doing yoga, which is why most of her photos are taken ‘from above’. She also loves shutting down restaurants with her girlfriends. Well, not literally shutting them down, like calling the health inspector or something. More like just staying until they turn the lights off. 

Melanie is a member of the Romance Writers of America, as well as the International Women's Writing Guild. Melanie would love to hear from you! She does her best to respond to all inquiries and emails personally. If you would like her to attend a book club meeting via Skype please contact her to book a date. 

Contact her at or visit


Monday, July 30, 2018

The President is Missing

Synopsis (from Amazon): The President Is Missing confronts a threat so huge that it jeopardizes not just Pennsylvania Avenue and Wall Street, but all of America. Uncertainty and fear grip the nation. There are whispers of cyberterror and espionage and a traitor in the Cabinet. Even the President himself becomes a suspect, and then he disappears from public view . . . 

Set over the course of three days, The President Is Missing sheds a stunning light upon the inner workings and vulnerabilities of our nation. Filled with information that only a former Commander-in-Chief could know, this is the most authentic, terrifying novel to come along in many years.

One (or more) Sentence Summary: I enjoyed The President Is Missing and I went in expecting very little.  I had read a lot of negative reviews and have to disagree with them.  I am wondering if people got too hung up on who the co-author is and not the content and story.  Looks like Amazon reviews disagree too, 4.5 stars.

The President Is Missing is a typical fast pace, very interesting, wanting to read the next chapter James Patterson type of book.  The topic, cybersecurity/cyberterror is a very popular one today.  This did remind me a bit of Vince Flynn's, Mitch Rapp series (earlier ones in the series).  I never saw the ending coming and thought I had it figured out early on in the book.  Boy was I wrong.  

Great plot, fast pace, quick read (won't want to put it down), realistic and intense read!

Would I Read Other Books by the Author: I love James Patterson books.  My favorite to date is still Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas

Bill Clinton was elected President of the United States in 1992, and he served until 2001. After leaving the White House, he established the Clinton Foundation, which helps improve global health, increase opportunity for girls and women, reduce childhood obesity and preventable diseases, create economic opportunity and growth, and address the effects of climate change. He is the author of a number of nonfiction works, including My Life, which was a #1 international bestseller. This is his first novel.

James Patterson received the Literarian Award for Outstanding Service to the American Literary Community from the National Book Foundation. He holds the Guinness World Record for the most #1 New York Times bestsellers, and his books have sold more than 375 million copies worldwide. A tireless champion of the power of books and reading, Patterson created a new children's book imprint, JIMMY Patterson, whose mission is simple: "We want every kid who finishes a JIMMY Book to say, 'PLEASE GIVE ME ANOTHER BOOK.'" He has donated more than one million books to students and soldiers and funds over four hundred Teacher Education Scholarships at twenty-four colleges and universities. He has also donated millions of dollars to independent bookstores and school libraries. Patterson invests proceeds from the sales of JIMMY Patterson Books in pro-reading initiatives.