Tuesday, 28 June 2016

Rake's Redemption by Chantal Fernando #releasedayblitz #giveaway #bookreview #teasers



RAKE'S REDEMPTION
by 
Chantal Fernando
Now Live! 







In New York Times bestselling author Chantal Fernando’s latest novel in the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club series, Rake—baddest of the bad boys—gets his own romance at last!



Rake is known for being up for anything, in and out of the bedroom. He’s wild, he’s deadly, yet quick with a joke or a stolen kiss. Known as the player of the WDMC, he loves women, the more the merrier. However, behind his womanizing fa├žade, Rake hides the pain of losing his first love, Bailey. He hasn’t loved anyone since, and doesn’t think he ever will.




Seven years after their split, Rake and Bailey run into each other at the MC’s favorite club. Old wounds resurface, secrets are spilled...and passionate feelings are awakened. But they’ve each done things to hurt the other, hurt them too badly to get over it—haven’t they? Only when Bailey’s connection to Rake puts her in danger from another Club member does he realize that there’s nothing he won’t do to protect her—and claim her as his once again.





Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Simon & Schuster
Genre: Adult MC Romance
Part 4 in an ongoing series


My Rake's Redemption Review . . .  

It feels like forever that I've been waiting for Rake's story, because we all knew there was a reason behind his dominating manwhore ways.  We also knew that beneath his rough exterior he had a heart of gold.  How could he not the way he loves his sister, Anna.

In the past novels, Rake's past love Bailey has been brought up here and there but we never knew the true reason why they broke up.  In Rake's Redemption we finally get the back story to Rake and Bailey, and what a story it was.

Bailey and then Adam were what we picture when we think of those perfect in love couples but then all of a sudden one moment changes everything and they never talk again.

"Because no matter what you did, no matter what happened in the past, you will always be the love of my life."

Even though that moment happens it doesn't change their feelings for one another but how can you forgive and move on when both don't know the whole story.

He left me in my darkest hour.  How can you forgive someone for that?  

I totally understood each others pain and conflict but I was frustrated because it wasn't fair to be so angry at Rake when he didn't have the whole picture.  However, I also get when you're young we don't always think logically and that often sets a shaky foundation to future relationships and processing when it comes to love.

The beginning of this series for me started as more of a MC lite type of series but as the series goes on its getting more raw and grittier which I prefer within the MC genre.  Plus the more the series goes on the more I'm wrapped up in all the characters that I'm more invested each time I read a part in this series.

I quite like Bailey and Rake's epic second chance love story and especially within the MC world.

"If Rake gets you, he's the luckiest man in the world.  And don't worry about him being a man-whore, that just means you're going to benefit from his experience when you pin him down."

For these two to be together there has to be a lot of forgiveness and forgetting otherwise they will never be able to make it, but sometimes a strong love and drive to fight is all that it takes to make it work.

"We didn't have an easy road, but we're both fighters, and we're going to fuckin' get through this.  My past isn't going to touch us, and neither is yours, because we aren't going to let it.  Nothing is going to touch us.  Nothing else matters anymore, baby.  Nothing."
This series just keeps growing on me and I can't wait for more from the Wind Dragons MC.  It wasn't the most grittiest MC book but it still had the raw and dark elements with all the MC love story that I love about this genre.

3.5 Thank goodness for second chances thumbs up!

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Lauren 













★ ☆ ✮ ✯ ~ WIND DRAGON'S MC SERIES ~ ✯✮ ☆★


❥ ❥ DRAGON'S LAIR ❥ ❥

❥ ❥ ARROW'S HELL ❥ ❥
#OutNow

❥ ❥ TRACKER'S END ❥ ❥
#OutNow

❥ ❥ DIRTY RIDE ❥ ❥

❥ ❥ RAKE'S REDEMPTION ❥ ❥
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❥ ❥ WILD RIDE ❥ ❥
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Chantal Fernando is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author whose novels include two books in the Maybe series—Maybe This Time and its follow up, This Time Around; and her latest releases, Toxic Girl and Saxon. When not reading, writing, or daydreaming, she can be found enjoying life with her three sons and family. She lives in Western Australia.





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Monday, 27 June 2016

Broken Love by Jillian Dodd ~ #excerpt #bookreview #trailer

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Cade & Palmer’s story is FINALLY here!
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After years of crushing and many failed seduction attempts, Palmer Montlake had finally scored the sexy Cade Crawford. Both a little drunk when they got back to her place, they were frantic with need, their desire intense.
But as the night progressed, the hot-mess hookup morphed to sweet lovemaking.
The kind neither had ever experienced.

But they were destined for heartbreak.
She was his best friend’s little sister.
He was her talent agent.
And they were dating in secret.
When they got into a wicked fight and broke up, all hell broke loose.
The kind neither have recovered from.

Six years later, they still hate each other.
But the universe seems to keep throwing them together.
When they catch the bouquet and garter at a mutual friend’s wedding, sparks fly between them — their chemistry undeniable.

Will they get a second chance? Or will they be left with a broken love?


BROKEN LOVE is a STANDALONE, CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE NOVEL following Cade and Palmer from the USA Today Bestseller, Vegas Love.

The Love Series is a series of STANDALONE novels featuring a different Crawford sibling. They can be read by themselves. However if you do with to read them all, they are best enjoyed in order.









We clink our glasses together then down the shots. The groomsman passes me a lime wedge, but I shake my head, causing him to pull me aside.
“My name’s Jared,” he says with a cocky smirk.
“I thought this was supposed to be a no-names night?” I reply, giving him shit, even though I have no interest in him.
“It is. But for you, I’ll make an exception. You need to know what name to say when I make you scream later.”
Cade comes up from behind Jared, clamping his big hand down on Jared’s skinny shoulder.
Jared glances back at Cade. They share some kind of a look that causes Jared to immediately ditch me. He saunters over to Tory and throws his arm around her, which earns him a hint of a smile from Cade.
“So does this mean you’re not married?” Tory asks Jared.
“Nope, I’m single as a Pringle,” he replies.
I expect Cade to say something to me, but instead he turns away.
I’m not sure what just happened, but I think it was some guy-code thing.
And it pisses me off.
Tory sees the rage on my face, takes my hand, and drags me off to the bathroom.
“What’s wrong?”
“Did you see that!?” I rant, as we step inside the ladies’ room, finding a long line. “Cade cock blocked me! Not that I wanted that guy’s cock, because you already called dibs on it, but Cade didn’t know that!”
“Since you don’t have a cock,” she replies. “I think it’s called blocking the box.”
“Oh, no,” the girl in front of us says. “It’s called twat blocking.”
“I thought it was boxed,” another woman says.
“Baseball players call cock blocking stealing signs.”
A voice from inside one of the stalls yells out, “It’s called clam jamming.”
Pretty soon everyone in the bathroom is giving us their opinions.
“Twat swatting or twat stopping.”
“Beaver dammed.”
“Va-jected!”
I shake my head at Tory. “Whatever. It really shouldn’t matter what part you have. I got cock blocked because I will be having no cock tonight.”
“There’s still time,” Tory says. “You can have the groomsman. You need to get laid worse than I do, honey. It’s been far too long.”
“But why would he cock block me and then walk away?!”
As soon as the words tumble out of my mouth, Cade’s mother steps out of one of the stalls.
I put my head down, hoping she won’t notice me and, thankfully, she squeezes past us without saying a word.
“Holy buckets,” Tory says when the door closes behind her. “Wasn’t that his mother?”
“Uh, yeah. You can kill me now.”


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Vegas Love

Author Information

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Jillian Dodd grew up on a farm in Nebraska, where she developed a love for Midwestern boys and Nebraska football. She has drank from a keg in a cornfield, attended the University of Nebraska, got to pass her candle, and did have a boy ask her to marry him in a bar. She met her own prince in college, and they have two amazing children, a Maltese named Sugar Bear, and two Labrador puppies named Camber Lacy and Cali Lucy. She is the author of the That Boy Trilogy and The Keatyn Chronicles Series.





https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29617146-broken-love



Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Author and TRSOR
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Part of a series and can be a Standalone


My Broken Love Review . . .

Since the first moment I started to read That Boy I knew I was going to adore Jillian Dodd and her stories, and I wasn't wrong.  With the Keatyn Chronicles we got the combo of suspense and romance here in the Love series we get good old fashioned sweet romance.

This is technically book 2 within this series but can be read as a standalone.  In Broken Love, the story revolves around Cade Crawford and Palmer Montlake.  Cade and Palmer were once in love and ready to start their next chapter together.  Then after one large fight they break up but never forget about each other.

For years to each other they were both the one who got away, but they were also too stubborn to apologize.  Plus there was more involved then just the two of them with this breakup.  However, fate has different plans and keeps bringing these two back together until they finally give in.

They never stopped loving each other but can you forgive the past?  For me I couldn't believe they broke up with only one real fight and no communication after that.   Now back together they both have to forgive and move on or they will end up at the same place they did last time.

Once they gave in to one another it was still sweet but at times it also was a bit too schmaltzy for me.  Thankfully with Tori and Cade's family we got some comic relief.

"Since you don't have a cock," she replies.  "I think it's called blocking the box."

This story wasn't heavy nor too angsty, which is exactly what we need sometimes when it comes to contemporary romance.  It was sweet and cute and grabs you enough that you want to find out more from the Crawford's and Pike.  Plus we get an appearance from Keatyn and Aiden which is another great bonus.

Will I read more from this series? Yes.  Will I run out and grab it?  Yes but not in a rush. However, when I'm in the mood for something sweet and light then this series will definitely fit the bill.

3 Sweet but schmaltzy thumbs up!

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Lauren