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It's The Action-Packed Return of the Continuums (Review)

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Blog Tour: Trophy Wife is a Must Read for Romantics (Review)


Celebrate the release of Trophy Wife by Noelle Adams!


From the New York Times bestselling author of Fooling Around comes a steamy novel about a pampered princess who’s starting over—and the hot guy next door who knows exactly how to melt that tiara right off.

Alison Davies used to just be a trophy wife. Now she’s just flat broke. Thanks to an ironclad prenup, she’s worse off than she was before the day she rushed down the aisle with a wealthy jerk eight years ago. After her steep fall from riches to rags, Alison refuses to shackle herself to any man who treats her like a possession—no matter how good he looks in a pair of well-worn jeans, or how his muscles ripple while he’s carrying her couch.



Underneath his rugged exterior, Rob West is a gentleman. So when he sees his beautiful new neighbor moving in, he’s going to help her out no matter how loudly she protests. In fact, Alison’s determination to go it alone just strengthens his resolve—and his desire to find out what makes her tick. But after one spur-of-the-moment tumble in the sheets, it’s clear that their connection goes way deeper. And that Rob won’t be happy until Alison surrenders to the passion they share.
Trophy Wife
Noelle Adams
Pub Date: 12/6/16
Publisher: Loveswept
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Trophy Wife is such an amazing read! Noelle Adams drops a romance that readers will fly through in a matter of hours. It's perfectly layered with drama and lovable characters.

Alison is young, recently divorced, and determined to learn how to live independently. She moves to a small town to get a fresh start. The path to independence leads her to a waitressing job and handyman neighbor, Rob West. Rob is always ready to lend a helping hand and the new girl in town is no exception. But Alison is dead set on not becoming dependent on another man. Somehow they connect in the sweetest way possible and it took everything in me to not squeal out loud while reading!

Noelle Adams' writing style brought Trophy Wife to life. The story keeps to the point and the plot flows easily. There are no wasted scenes so it feels like the story is always leading to the next plot point. For instance, when you know a story is going somewhere you only hope that when you reach the climax you'll be blown away. Trophy Wife is that kind of story. It doesn't blow you away with an unexpected twist or heartbreaking reveal, but there's something about Trophy Wife that leaves you ready to relive your favorite moments.

This is my first time reading Noelle Adams, even though she has quite the list of previous releases. Nevertheless, I throughly enjoyed her writing and hope to read more of her work in the future. To all romance readers out there, add Trophy Wife to your ever growing 'to read' list right now!

*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review*

Enter the Giveaway: 1 grand prize winner will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card! 5 runner-ups will receive an eBook of choice from Noelle’s backlist!
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About Noelle Adams:

Noelle handwrote her first romance novel in a spiral-bound notebook when she was twelve, and she hasn’t stopped writing since. She has lived in eight different states and currently resides in Virginia, where she reads any book she can get her hands on and offers tribute to a very spoiled cocker spaniel.

She loves travel, art, history, and ice cream. After spending far too many years of her life in graduate school, she has decided to reorient her priorities and focus on writing contemporary romances.

If you'd like to contact Noelle, please contact her at noelle.s.adams@gmail.com. Or connect with her on Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads.

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Friday, December 2, 2016

Killing Kate is Top-Notch Suspense (Review)

There’s a serial killer on the loose and all his victims look like you...from the author of USA Today bestseller, AFTER ANNA.

A serial killer is stalking your home town.

He has a type: all his victims look the same.

And they all look like you.

Kate returns from a post break-up holiday with her girlfriends to news of a serial killer in her home town – and his victims all look like her.

It could, of course, be a simple coincidence.

Or maybe not.

She becomes convinced she is being watched, followed even. Is she next? And could her mild-mannered ex-boyfriend really be a deranged murderer?

Or is the truth is something far more sinister…

Killing Kate
Alex Lake
Pub Date: 1/31/17 (Paperback)
Publisher: HarperCollins 360
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
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Killing Kate is an absorbing tale that will not leave your thoughts. Once you start reading, prepare to focus on nothing else until it's finished, and even then there's no guarantee that you will quickly move on. Alex Lake penned an intricate story that gives you more than a solved mystery.

Kate Armstrong returns from vacation to find that there's been another murder in her town. The shocking part is that she knows some of the women and they even look like they could be her twins. At first it seems like coincidence. But when the body count increases Kate believes that someone is targeting her. Could it be the obsessed ex-boyfriend who can't let her go? Or a complete stranger who picked her out of a crowd? Alex Lake keeps you guessing right until the climax, but even then all is not revealed.

There's more to this story than finding a serial killer which adds to the intricacy of Killing Kate's plot. It makes you wonder what you would do if in the place of Kate, or any of the supporting characters. Told in alternating perspectives, Kate and her ex Phil, the story takes you all around the board. From the past to the present the characters are bared to the reader so we understand them and the direction the story takes. The structure of the plot is unique. It's very sound and built to bring the story together seamlessly while also entertaining the reader.

Killing Kate is a well-rounded story balanced by mystery, emotion and suspense. Right down to the last page readers will be wholly focused on the outcome. I admit to scratching my head a little because I wanted to figure it out before the end, but this is a story that cannot be rushed. Alex Lake is definitely an author to read!

*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review*

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Monday, November 28, 2016

Celebrate the release of Pursuing the Bear! (Review + Giveaway)



The Shifter Wars heat up when a woman investigates the mysteries surrounding a fierce breed of man and exposes more than just secrets.

Bear shifters exist. Professor Bria Lane has known this since she was a child. Now she's returned to the forests of Deep Creek to prove it to the world. She has no idea how close she is to that proof in ruggedly sexy park ranger Derek Poole. Intimately close. But uncovering Derek's wild side comes with a shattering price.

Like a magnet meeting metal, Derek is drawn to Bria. His destiny. His mate. So beautiful and so vulnerable. So dangerous, too: an encroachment of lions, vengeful and vicious, is closing in and they're ready for war. Now is not the time to be distracted like a lovesick cub.

If Bria reveals the truth of the Deep Creek shifters to the world, she'll bring out the worst of both sides. But Derek can't hide his secrets from the love of his life forever. He knows they're playing with fire—and that when passion runs this hot, this reckless, someone's bound to get burned. 


This book is approximately 75,000 words 

One-click with confidence. This title is part of the Carina Press Romance Promise: all the romance you're looking for with an HEA/HFN. It's a promise! Find out more at CarinaPress.com/RomancePromise.
Pursuing the Bear
Shifter Wars #2
Kerry Adrienne
Pub Date: 11/28/16
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: Romance
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Kerry Adrienne surely delivers on the Carina Press Romance Promise! Pursuing the Bear, book two in the Shifter Wars series focuses on the sizzling connection between ursinologist Bria Lane and bear shifter Derek Poole.

Bria is in Deep Creek National Park to find bears. Not just ordinary bears, but humans that shift into bears. Her first day in the park she meets Derek, park ranger and bear shifter. When he learns what Bria is searching for he decides to help her, if only to keep her from exposing the truth of shifters to the world. Avoiding exposure isn't his only concern though. The shifter lions in the area are gunning for the sacred Cave of Whispers and war is imminent. The bears have to be on their guard to protect their pack and the cave. If you haven't already read the first book in the series, don't worry. Pursuing the Bear fills you in on the main story arc as it becomes relevant.

The dialogue is a little repetitive and sometimes comes across very plainly, but it doesn't detract from the connection between Bria and Derek. Their relationship becomes hot and heavy but manages to remain a sweet romance. Pursuing the Bear's plot is driven by the romance. I would have like to read more detail about Bria's relationship with her parents or her relationship with her ex, just to understand her pain a little more. Bria thinks about them throughout the novel, but we don't really get clear examples of how they interacted with each other. Nevertheless, Bria and Derek are the next hot couple.

Kerry Adrienne didn't just write this story to give readers a fun romance to escape into. She boosts it with a little action and even drops a few clues about the next story. You will not want to miss jumping back into the Shifter Wars series with Taming the Lion!

*eGalley provided in exchange for an honest review*

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About Kerry Adrienne:

Repped by the fabulous Marisa Corvisiero with the Corvisiero Literary Agency. http://www.corvisieroagency.com/
Kerry loves history and spends large amounts of time wondering about people who lived and walked on Earth in the past. She’s a mom to three daughters, six cats, and various small animals. Her husband says she’s a marketer’s dream, as she often believes everything she hears—at least initially. Her shoe horde will attest to her fine shopping skills.

In addition to writing, Kerry loves to sew (costumes and cosplay, especially), draw, paint, make chainmail, and play guitar. 

Her new love is her Mini Cooper Convertible, Sheldon, and they have already gone on many adventures. They travel to as many concerts as they can–especially Green Day and Marilyn Manson. 

You can visit her much-neglected costuming blog here: http://cloakandcostume.blogspot.com/ Maybe she’ll have time to update it soon. Connect with Kerry: Website | Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Lose Yourself in Merrie Destefano's Dark and Imaginative Lost Girls (Review)

Yesterday, Rachel went to sleep listening to Taylor Swift, curled up in her grammy’s quilt, worrying about geometry. Today, she woke up in a ditch, bloodied, bruised, and missing a year of her life.

She doesn’t recognize the person she’s become: she’s popular. She wears nothing but black.

Black to cover the blood.

And she can fight.

Tell no one.

She’s not the only girl to go missing within the last year…but she’s the only girl to come back. She desperately wants to unravel what happened to her, to try and recover the rest of the Lost Girls.

But the more she discovers, the more her memories return. And as much as her new life scares her, it calls to her. Seductively. The good girl gone bad, sex, drugs, and raves, and something darker…something she still craves—the rush of the fight, the thrill of the win—something she can’t resist, that might still get her killed…

The only rule is: There are no rules.
Lost Girls
Merrie Destefano
Pub Date: 1/3/17
Publisher: Entangled Teen
Genre: YA
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I knew that Lost Girls was going to be an interesting read, but I didn't expect it to be so totally engrossing! Merrie Destefano writes to capture attention and holds it by engaging readers thoroughly as Rachel's dark tale unfolds.

Rachel comes to consciousness in a ditch without memory of how she got there or the last year of her life. As she resumes her normal routine of school and ballet, she realizes that the truth behind her disappearance lies with the group of friends she doesn't remember acquiring. Their late night antics make her question what type of person she is and how they fell into this dangerous lifestyle.

Merrie Destefano tells a dark and imaginative story that takes readers beyond Rachel's dig for answers. This fast paced read takes readers into the heart of the characters and their emotional struggles. Reading Lost Girls is like putting together a puzzle. You try to piece the story together until it makes sense and when it all comes together in the end, you sit back with a sigh of satisfaction. The whole picture will put the story into a different light and readers will see how relatable Rachel's story is. When you pick up this story be prepared to lose yourself in it!

*ARC provided in exchange for an honest review*

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Friday, November 18, 2016

The Golden Gate is Almost an Exciting Thriller (Review)

An exciting future thriller from nationally best-selling author of the Orphan's Legacy science fiction saga. A face-off with killers in order to guard a secret that could change humanity forever.

LIVE FOREVER—OR DIE TRYING

When the world’s richest man is the victim of a car bomb and literally blown off the Golden Gate Bridge the attack is attributed to terrorists and the world moves on. But some still wonder. Was Manuel Colibri targeted because, as Silicon Valley rumor has it, he was about to make the dream that people alive today can live to be one thousand come true?

Two people are pursuing the truth. Tech journalist Kate Boyle and recovering Iraq war veteran Ben Shepard race through the Bay Area chasing the only clues the reclusive Colibri left behind. They discover not only each other but a cosmic secret that can change human history—and may cost them their lives.
The Golden Gate
Robert Buettner
Pub Date: 1/3/17
Publisher: Baen Books
Genre: Science Fiction
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The Golden Gate almost lives up to the promise of an exciting thriller set in the near future. Robert Buettner delivers on an interesting science fiction mystery, but the execution does not follow through.

The story is immediately engaging. Manuel Colibri is blown off the Golden Gate bridge in what seems to be an isolated terrorist attack. David Powell believes there's more to the story so he hires his former employee Jack Boyle, and his daughter Kate, to investigate further. Working with Department of Homeland Security official Ben Shepard, they follow a scavenger hunt of clues to piece together the life of Colibri and discover why he may have been targeted.

I was pulled into the story by why Colibri was attacked, but as the story continues the 'why' is pushed to the back burner. The answers to the questions posed in the beginning of the novel are not answered until the end. The very end. There's no give and take. There's no intricate web of mystery in The Golden Gate. Ben and Kate work closely to fit the pieces together, but it all just really falls into their laps as the story progresses. I don't mind that the story is easy to follow, but when the end of the novel is conveniently wrapped up because the answers are suddenly apparent I find it a little too easy. There is indeed an interesting conclusion, but the big reveal is treated as more of a side note.

Overall, I expected more from The Golden Gate and I wasn't completely satisfied. The science fiction element was definitely there, but the mystery of the plot just didn't raise it to the right level.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Exclusive First Look at Trophy Wife by Noelle Adams!


From the New York Times bestselling author of Fooling Around comes a steamy novel about a pampered princess who’s starting over—and the hot guy next door who knows exactly how to melt that tiara right off.

Alison Davies used to just be a trophy wife. Now she’s just flat broke. Thanks to an ironclad prenup, she’s worse off than she was before the day she rushed down the aisle with a wealthy jerk eight years ago. After her steep fall from riches to rags, Alison refuses to shackle herself to any man who treats her like a possession—no matter how good he looks in a pair of well-worn jeans, or how his muscles ripple while he’s carrying her couch.



Underneath his rugged exterior, Rob West is a gentleman. So when he sees his beautiful new neighbor moving in, he’s going to help her out no matter how loudly she protests. In fact, Alison’s determination to go it alone just strengthens his resolve—and his desire to find out what makes her tick. But after one spur-of-the-moment tumble in the sheets, it’s clear that their connection goes way deeper. And that Rob won’t be happy until Alison surrenders to the passion they share.
Trophy Wife
Noelle Adams
Pub Date: 12/6/16
Publisher: Loveswept
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Take a peek of Trophy Wife below and enter the giveaway. Stay tuned for the Trophy Wife blog tour (December 5-9) full of reviews and other fun posts!


Excerpt from Trophy Wife
  “But you seem so strong and…and in control.”
Rob relaxed, feeling a lot better at her words. “Uh, thanks, but I haven’t always felt this way.”
  “What did you do to feel in control again?” She seemed to really want to know, really want him to help her.
There was nothing he could tell her but the truth. “You just make a decision to stay the person you’ve always been, the person you really are.”
She dropped her eyes and let out a long breath. “I’m not sure I even know how to do that.” She sounded defeated.
He couldn’t stand for her to feel that way—not when she was obviously so brave and so resilient. He reached out to tilt her face up so she was meeting his eyes again. “Yes, you do. Look at what you’ve already done—in just one week. I don’t think you have any idea how much you can do.”
Her face melted. It was the only way to describe it. She looked grateful and warm and tender, and Rob couldn't resist it.
He leaned forward, tilting his head down until he could meet her lips with his.
He wasn’t sure how she would respond, so he was prepared to pull back immediately. But she gave a little hitch of breath and one of her hands moved up to his shoulder. His body starting to throb with excitement, he deepened the kiss, leaning into it, letting his tongue tease the line of her lips.
She was soft and warm and responsive, and her mouth parted for his as she adjusted to get closer to him. Her other hand moved to tangle in his hair.
Both of them were dirty and sweaty, but it just didn’t matter. Rob was completely into the kiss, lost in the feeling and sensations and the hot sweetness she was so eagerly offering him.
It went on long enough for his body to respond, and the pulsing of his groin was a painful sort of pleasure. She was making little whimpering noises and fisting her hand in his hair, and he suddenly realized he’d better pull back or he was going to take her right there on the dirt of her backyard.
With effort, he released her and leaned back, willing his arousal to back down a little. Allison was coming off of a difficult divorce. She wasn’t likely to want to jump into bed with a guy she’d known for just a week.
Allison’s cheeks were deeply flushed, and she was panting as she stared at him.
They just looked at each other for a long time, during which Rob continued to fight a battle with his body not to pull her back into his arms.
“I…” Allison began at last. “I wasn’t expecting that.”
“I know.” His voice sounded too thick, so he cleared his throat. “I…” He wasn’t going to apologize. He wasn’t the least bit sorry. He had no idea what else to say, though.
Allison evidently did know. She rubbed her face and took a few deep breaths. “It was…it was a good kiss, but I’m not…I’m not looking for a relationship.”
The excitement in his chest dropped in an instant with a painful thud.



Enter the Giveaway: 1 grand prize winner will receive a $50 Amazon Gift Card! 5 runner-ups will receive an eBook of choice from Noelle’s backlist!
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About Noelle Adams:

Noelle handwrote her first romance novel in a spiral-bound notebook when she was twelve, and she hasn’t stopped writing since. She has lived in eight different states and currently resides in Virginia, where she reads any book she can get her hands on and offers tribute to a very spoiled cocker spaniel.

She loves travel, art, history, and ice cream. After spending far too many years of her life in graduate school, she has decided to reorient her priorities and focus on writing contemporary romances.

If you'd like to contact Noelle, please contact her at noelle.s.adams@gmail.com. Or connect with her on Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads.

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