Friday, 18 August 2017

The Forbidden by Jodi Ellen Malpas BLOG TOUR #giveaway #bookreview #excerpt

THE FORBIDDEN by Jodi Ellen Malpas (August 8, 2017; Forever trade paperback original; $15.99)
A new story of dangerous temptations from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the This Man trilogy. 

Annie has never experienced the 'spark' with a guy - the kind of instant chemistry that steals your breath and blindsides you completely. Until a night out with friends brings her face to face with the wickedly sexy and mysterious Jack. It's not just a spark that ignites between them. It's an explosion. Jack promises to consume Annie, and he fully delivers on that promise.

Overwhelmed by the intensity of their one night together, Annie slips out of their hotel room. She is certain that a man who's had such a powerful impact on her and who could bend her to his will so easily, must be dangerous. But she's already in too deep. And Jack isn't only dangerous. He is forbidden.

“Every kiss, every sexy scene, every word between this pair owned a piece of my soul.  I could read this book a hundred times and still react as if it was the first time.  The Protector is a top 2016 fave for me.” –Audrey Carlan, #1 bestselling author of The Calendar Girl series

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“Thank you for your help,” I say quietly, studying him, definitely detecting that he’s deep in thought. Don’t ask, don’t ask, don’t ask. I need to get back into my apartment without engaging with him, which could prove tricky when he’s blocking the doorway and looking like he has no intention of shifting to let me in.
“Annie,” he breathes. “I’m struggling so badly.”
“I’m not doing this.” I swallow, pushing my way past him. He grabs me by the top of my arm and holds me in place. “Let me go, Jack.”
“I’ve already told you I can’t do that. Annie, I’m drowning here. I’m going out of my mind, and the more time I spend with you the fucking worse it’s getting. Listening to you, talking to you, sharing a passion with you that goes way beyond the amazing time we had in bed together.”
“You have to forget!” I yell, knowing anger is the only way forward. Be angry with him. Let it dominate me and rule me, because the alternative scares me to fucking death.
He pushes me into the hall and slams the door behind us, forcing me to back up. “No,” he says, straight and even. “No,” he repeats, moving one more step forward, except this time I don’t retreat. Because I can’t. Because he has me locked in place with those grey eyes, and now they’re back to their full glory. Sparkling, even if it’s with anger. He reaches for his shirt and starts unbuttoning it before shrugging it off and throwing it to the floor, revealing the chest that’s haunting me.
I quickly look down at the pile of material, my mind reeling. His chest. His perfect damn chest. “What are you doing?”
“I have no fucking idea.” He reaches for me and slides a hand around my neck, pulling me to him. Our chests meet, and my determination to repel him vanishes under our connection. Wrongs turn into rights. Conflict turns into craving.
“I can’t get you out of my head, Annie.” His forehead meets mine, his palm massaging away the tightness in my neck muscles, softening me up until I relax in his hold. “I want you all over again, and I can’t even find the will to worry about how much more that’ll make me want you.” He breathes down on me. “I’ve played that night on repeat. I’ve dreamed of holding you in my arms again. I’ve craved the sound of your voice, the feel of your touch, the softness of your lips on mine. I know I shouldn’t want you. But I do. Nothing has ever made me feel this insane with need. Nothing has taken up so much space in my head. I can’t fucking help it, Annie.” His grey gaze sinks into me, my heart steadying to an even thrum. His head starts to shake mildly, his splayed hand moving up to the back of my head and fisting my hair. “I don’t want to help it,” he growls. “I want you. I don’t care how wrong it is.” His clenched fist tightens, gripping my hair harshly. “I know I’ve been on your mind since I fucked you every which way in that hotel room. Stop denying it. Don’t insult me and tell me you don’t crave that amazing feeling all over again. I can see it in your eyes every damn time I look into them. You. Want. Me.”
It’s me who moves in first. All me. I lunge forward and smash my lips to his, the magnetic force winning. His words winning. Jack winning. My heart winning. I coax his mouth open with hard, hungry kisses. I’ve lost my mind to a craving too powerful to fight off. And, like Jack, I don’t care how wrong it is.
Yet as he walks me backward until my back slams into the wall, I feel found again.
I cry out, and Jack moans. We’re clumsy and desperate. He’s pushing me up the wall with the force of his kiss, then he’s rolling away, taking me with him until it’s his back slamming into the wall. It’s the elevator all over again. The atmosphere is sizzling. I’m on fire. He scoops me up, pinning me to him, and carries me into my bedroom. I focus on him. Only him and the return of feelings that I’ve fantasized about since that unforgettable night. All the guilt is abandoning me, and I let it, unprepared to let anything stop me from taking the forbidden.

About the Author

Jodi Ellen Malpas was born and raised in the Midlands’ town of Northampton, England, where she lives with her two boys. Working for her father’s construction business full-time, she tried to ignore the lingering idea of writing until it became impossible. She wrote in secret for a long time before finally finding the courage to unleash her creative streak, and in October 2012 she released This Man. She took a chance on a story with some intense characters and sparked incredible reactions from women all over the world. Writing powerful love stories and creating addictive characters have become her passion, a passion she now shares with her devoted readers.
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Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Forever Romance via NetGalley
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance

My The Forbidden Review . . . 

It has been quite awhile since I read a Jodi Ellen Malpas book, so as soon as I saw the description I knew I had to read it.

I was hooked from the beginning and even though I had a feeling what the story line was going to be, I still jumped in knowing that this particular story line is hard to read at times. 

I did feel like the story was quite predictable but it still kept me engaged throughout the whole story.  It felt like a very personal story that needed to be unleashed, which made the emotions come out even more.   

Annie's main focus is her career and never men.  She truly doesn't understand the need for men as she's never had the heart deep feeling for a man before, so she didn't get why so many people fell.   One fateful night changes it all for her.   A few too many drinks.  Tons of chemistry.  Heart palpitations.  And a gorgeous man. 

This night was amazing but freaks her out since she's never felt anything like that before.  So, instead of facing the morning after she bolts.  Only to have this mystery man be part of her work life but he has many secrets that change everything.

Jack is miserable but he made his bed with his choices.  However, meeting Annie changed everything.

I begrudgingly did like Jack and Annie even with the circumstances.  Jodi wrote them, that there was no way that you couldn't like them and were rooting for them even though . . .

The book's emotion were raw and well done.  I did like the story but the complete predictability is what dampened it in the end for me. 

3 . 5 When it's right, its right thumbs up!

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Wednesday, 9 August 2017

THE WRIGHT MISTAKE by K.A. Linde - Review Blitz






A new stand alone enemies-to-lovers romance by USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde...


I spent six weeks screwing Austin Wright’s brains out and all I got was this broken heart.


He can’t be trusted. Not with my body or my heart. Yet, two years have passed and I still crave him like an addict needing a fix.


The last time we tried this, it nearly ruined me. I know I should run and never look back. But his dark haunted eyes and razor blade smile speak to my soul. His touch sets my body on fire. And we all know what happens when you light gasoline. Someone is bound to get burned.


A second chance might destroy us both.


Because everyone knows two wrongs don’t make a Wright.




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K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of more than fifteen novels including the Avoiding series and the Record series. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, geeking out over Star Wars, binge-watching Supernatural, and dancing in her spare time. She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super adorable puppies.

Source: eARC for Honest Review Courtesy of Author and Inkslinger PR
Genre: Adult Contemporary
Standalone and Part 3 of a a standalone series

My The Wright Mistake Review . . . 

Austin Wright is the black sheep of the Wright family.  He's still loveable just misunderstood with all of his drinking.  The only problem is Austin doesn't realize his drinking is actually a problem.  To him he's coping fine.  To all the other Wright's and their partners they know its a problem, they just don't know how to deal with it.

Julia is a transplant into the Wright business and now friends with Heidi and Emery.  Everyone knows that Julia and Austin had something in the past but have never learned the full details about why it ended.   Julia's always drawn to the bad boy and Austin is no exception but she's trying to stay away from that type because it never brings anything good for her.

Now that Julia is newly single again Austin tries to make his way back into Julia's life but his drinking once again gets in the way.   Julia's willing to give it a go, if Austin stops drinking.   Julia and Austin start to date again but it starts out tenuous.  Especially because both of them are keeping secrets from one another.  Which never works out when this happens.

As Julia and Austin are trying to figure things out, we get a devastating twist into the story with another character which just gutted me, as I was not expecting this story line at all.  As I and the Wright's move forward from this tragedy, both of Austin & Julia's secrets are coming to forefront.

As with this series, the Wright boys need to be set free until they can get their shit together before they win the women back.  This time around Austin has to clean up and find his way before he's able to win Julia back.

I did quite like this story, and I felt like the alcoholism story line was done well.  There were some gaps but that is a hard story line to completely capture the devastation that it can cause on a family or a relationship. 

Julia was a strong heroine, which is always a preference for me and I feel it was portrayed well.    Now that Austin is finding his right footing within the Wright family its time we get to see the girls get their HEA and I can't wait for those stories.

3 . 5 Wrongs can make a Wright thumbs up!

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