Friday, July 29, 2016

Review: Wanderlust by Roni Loren

Publication Date: July 19th 2016 by Intermix
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

About the book:

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Loving on the Edge series and Off the Clock, a story of sex, love, rock & roll, and a reporter who’s about to learn a new meaning for staying on top of her assignment...
Restaurant critic Aubrey Bordelon is never at a loss for words to describe her meals in the fancy restaurants of New Orleans. But after her magazine’s high-profile music reporter falls ill, she finds herself out of her element and in a sea of screaming fans awaiting Wanderlust’s lead singer, Lex Logan. The sound of his voice gives her goosebumps, and the stage presence of the hard-bodied rock star takes her breath away. So when he pulls her onstage for a sexy stunt, she knows she’s in real trouble.

Lex doesn’t want to pretend that the sparks on stage between him and Aubrey never happened, but it certainly makes the fact that she’s writing a story on his band all the more dangerous. The last thing he needs is some nosy reporter revealing their problems to the world. But the sexy Southern belle doesn’t give up easily, and soon he’s wondering if the best way to chase her off the story is to coax her into his bed…

Includes a preview of the next Loving on the Edge novel, Loving You Easy!

My Thoughts:
Aubrey is called in for an unexpected assignment, as a journalist for NOLA Vibe, she usually covers restaurants and food, but when a co-worker gets hurt she has to step into his assignment and follow the rock band Wanderlust. Aubrey wants nothing to do with this assignment, but her boss has made it clear to move ahead she must be willing to step in and handle any story.  Entitled, conceited, bad boy rockers are not her idea of fun, but a girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do. Aubrey doesn’t count on the sparks flying between her and Lex Logan, the band’s lead singer, but after a body shot stage stunt she can’t stop thinking about the instant intense attraction.  Too bad she needs to keep him at arm’s length, keep things professional, and there’s no way she wants to be another notch in this manwhore’s belt.  Can she fight their irresistible pull? 

Lex Logan pulls a hot, sexy, woman onto his stage and can’t get her off his mind.  Aubrey is nothing like the parade of groupies willing to do anything for a piece of Lex, but when he finds out Aubrey is the reporter sent for a story on his band he looks for any way to distract her from the trouble brewing between his bandmates.  Lex doesn’t plan on falling for Aubrey while trying to get her kicked off the story by luring her into an inappropriate relationship, but life rarely goes as planned.

Wanderlust sounds like just another rocker romance, which I’m usually weary of, because I have to wonder if a relationship can last the constant offers from women through the years.  However, with Roni Loren writing this I had to read it.  She brings heart, oodles of heat, and originality to every story.  Lex and Aubrey have many facets, both sexy and vulnerable in their own way, making them come to life off the page. Both deal with their own personal dramas, and each end up lending support and a listening ear just at the right times.

I love Roni Loren’s writing! She brilliantly sets the stage for a scorching romance, building steam, layering on sexual tension and attraction, just the way I like it!

4 Suns

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Review & Giveaway: Addicted by Elle Kennedy

Publication Date: June 28th 2016 by Signet
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About the book:

From the New York Times bestselling author of Claimed comes the second enticingly erotic novel set in a world on the brink of chaos.
Lennox used to live in a paradise on earth with his best friend Jamie, in a place where visitors came and went, allowing their desires to run free. But everything changes when a deadly attack forces them to take up with Connor Mackenzie’s band of Outlaws. Lennox knows Jamie is hung up on someone else, but he’s always believed he’s the man for her—and won’t let her go without a fight.

Even though Jamie is well aware that Lennox is one hot specimen of a man, she refuses to let sex ruin the most important relationship in her life. But when the object of her interest spurns her, she indulges in a little pleasure-filled revenge with her very magnetic, very willing best friend. One thrilling night with Lennox is enough to awaken Jamie’s unexpected desires for him. And now that she’s had a taste, she’s not sure she can ever give him up...

My Thoughts:
Lennox has been attracted to Jamie ever since they were kids growing up in the same camp, but she’s the most important person in his life, and he’s never wanted jeopardize their friendship with a romance. He’s seen her through countless boyfriends and hookups, but held back in claiming her.  Jamie being stuck on Rylan chaps his hide, but Lennox doesn’t have the right to voice any complaints.  One drunken night, Lennox steps over the line with Jamie, and that changes everything. He’s worried about the consequences, but can no longer hold back. Once that door was opened there was no going back for either of them.

Jamie wanted Lennox long ago, but he always treated her like a sister so she shut her romantic feelings down, otherwise she’d have a shattered heart.  Years of thinking of him as a friend changes with one night of passion, and Jamie knows she can’t ignore those long buried desires anymore.  The change in the relationship has Lennox going on hyper drive with his protective instincts which causes some bumps in their relationship, but I had little doubt with their history they’d be able to settle in.

I loved Addicted even more than the first book, Claimed.  Unrequited love is one of my favorite types of romance, and the strong bond that Jamie and Lennox shared just made the transition from friends to lovers even hotter!  Jamie and Lennox so obviously loved each other and had such a history that it only took a little nudge to light their connection on fire!

Coupling is not traditional in this post-apocalyptic world Elle Kennedy has created, so multiples are a frequent feature in this series. While this usually makes for some scenes that could light your panties on fire, I often have a hard time believing that the couple with last long term if there more than two people involved, but Ms. Kennedy managed to pull it off beautifully!  Lennox and Jamie’s romance was written in such a way that we got the extra hotness, and yet I didn’t question the integrity of their relationship. Once they were together, no one else factored in.

The Outlaws series is more than romance/erotica. Danger, and suspense are weaved through to make for an addictive, unputdownable read!  The people who choose to live outside the Global Council’s established cities are at risk from their Enforcers, and they do cause a lot of trouble in this installment.  Then there are the bandits who don’t care about anyone, raping, pillaging as they go. It’s a brutal world, and this is why Reese, the ruthless leader of Foxworth, asks Connor to lend some of his men, Lennox, Pike, and Rylan to come train her people in combat, because trouble is a-brewing, and Reese has plans.  Things got intense in Addicted, and I expect the danger will only increase in the next book.

While Jamie and Lennox were the focus of Addicted, Rylan and Reese dance around their attraction through the entire book.  Rylan wants Reese and she doesn’t disguise her hostility towards him.  I can’t wait for their book, Ruled, next!  

4.5 Suns

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Release Day Launch, Giveaway& Excerpt: Fatal Identity by Marie Force

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Sam and Nick return in the stunning romantic suspense, FATAL IDENTITY, that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat! Being released today, FATAL IDENTITY is the tenth novel in Marie Force’s Fatal Series being published by HarlequinHQN. Make sure you order your copy today!


Every family has its secrets…

As the first anniversary of her marriage to Vice President Nick Cappuano approaches, Lieutenant Sam Holland is dreaming of Bora Bora—sun, sand and a desperately needed break from the DC grind. But real life has a way of intervening, and Sam soon finds herself taking on one of the most perplexing cases of her career.

Government worker Josh Hamilton begs Sam to investigate his shocking claim that his parents stole him from another family thirty years ago. More complicated still, his “father” is none other than the FBI director. When a member of Josh’s family is brutally murdered, Sam begins to question how deep this cover-up goes. Is it possible the revered director was part of a baby-napping ring and that others involved are also targets?

With a killer intent on deadly revenge and her team still reeling from a devastating loss, Sam’s plate is full—and when Nick and their son, Scotty, take ill, is her dream of a tropical anniversary celebration in peril too?

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    She used her thumb to point to her guest. “This is Josh—he’s with me.”
“Yes, ma’am.”
She hated the way the agents insisted on calling her ma’am, as if she were seventy years old or something, but she’d chosen not to fight that battle. She wanted to say, if you can call me ma’am why can’t you call me Sam? Close enough, wasn’t it? But Nick had asked her not to make an issue of it, so she didn’t. But she wanted to.
“Have a seat.” She directed Josh to the sofa while she tossed her coat over the back of it. “I’ll be right back.”
Sam dashed upstairs to their bedroom, anxious to see what was wrong with Nick, who’d been fine earlier. She found him in bed, curled into the fetal position, and was instantly concerned. Leaning over the bed, she pressed a kiss to his forehead, which was on fire. “Babe.”
“Hey, what’s wrong?”
“Don’t know. Was fine and then I wasn’t.”
“You’re burning up. Did you take something?”
“Couldn’t. Stomach.”
“I’m calling Harry.”
“No, I’m fine.”
“You’re not fine, and I’m calling Harry.”
He mumbled something that sounded like “don’t bother him,” but to hell with that. She was bothering him. Withdrawing her cell phone from her pocket, she found the number for one of their closest friends, who happened to be a doctor, and made the call.
“Madame Vice President,” Harry said. “To what do I owe the honor?”
“Nick is sick. Can you come over?”
“Sick with what?”
“I don’t know. He said it came on out of nowhere, and now he’s burning up and says his stomach hurts too bad to take anything.”
“Sounds like the flu. Keep your distance.”
“Way too late for that warning.” Sam winced when she thought of the sex they’d had last night and again this morning. Not getting too close to her husband was usu­ally the last thing she wanted to do.

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About Marie Force: Marie Force is the New York Times bestselling author of contemporary romance, including the Gansett Island Series, which has sold more than 2.2 million books, and the Fatal Series from Harlequin Books, which has sold more than 1 million books. In addition, she is the author of the Green Mountain Series from Berkley Publishing as well as the new erotic romance Quantum Series, written under the slightly modified name of M.S. Force. Her goals in life are simple—to finish raising two happy, healthy, productive young adults, to keep writing books for as long as she possibly can and to never be on a flight that makes the news.      

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Cover Reveal: Reaper's Property by Joanna Wylde

I love the Reaper's Motorcycle Club series by Joanna Wylde so I'm excited I get to showcase her new cover for the first in the series, Reaper's Property! 

Reaper’s Property by Joanna Wylde has a NEW COVER!

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Author’s Note: This book was originally released through a small publisher in 2013. This independent edition has been lightly edited, and contains a bonus short, “Sticky Sweet” (originally published on the author’s website) and a Q&A with the author.

About the book:

Marie doesn’t need a complication like Horse. The massive, tattooed badass biker who shows up at her brother’s house one afternoon doesn’t agree. He wants Marie on his bike and in his bed. Now.

But Marie just left her abusive jerk of an ex-husband and she’s not looking for a new man. Especially one like Horse. She doesn’t know his real name or where he lives. She’s ninety percent certain he’s a criminal and that the “business” he talked with her brother wasn’t website design. She needs him out of her life, which would be a snap if he wasn’t so damned sexy.

Horse is part of the Reapers Motorcycle Club, and when he wants something, he takes it. What is he wants is Marie, but she’s not interested in becoming some biker’s property.

Then her brother steals from the club. Now Marie can save him by giving Horse what he wants—at home, in public, on his bike… and if she’s a very, very good girl, he’ll let her brother live.

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Joanna Wylde is a New York Times bestselling author and creator of the Reapers Motorcycle Club series. She currently lives in Idaho.

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Monday, July 18, 2016

Review & Excerpt: The Angels' Share by J.R. Ward

Publication Link: July 26th 2016 by NAL
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo
About the book:

#1 New York Times bestselling author J. R. Ward delivers the second novel in her Bourbon Kings series—a sweeping saga of a Southern dynasty struggling to maintain a façade of privilege and prosperity, while secrets and indiscretions threaten its very foundation…

In Charlemont, Kentucky, the Bradford family is the crème de la crème of high society—just like their exclusive brand of bourbon. And their complicated lives and vast estate are run by a discrete staff who inevitably become embroiled in their affairs. This is especially true now, when the apparent suicide of the family patriarch is starting to look more and more like murder…

No one is above suspicion—especially the eldest Bradford son, Edward. The bad blood between him and his father is known far and wide, and he is aware that he could be named a suspect. As the investigation into the death intensifies, he keeps himself busy at the bottom of a bottle—as well as with his former horse trainer’s daughter. Meanwhile, the family’s financial future lies in the perfectly manicured hands of a business rival, a woman who wants Edward all to herself.

Everything has consequences; everybody has secrets. And few can be trusted. Then, at the very brink of the family’s demise, someone thought lost to them forever returns to the fold. Maxwell Bradford has come home. But is he a savior...or the worst of all the sinners?

Arlene’s Thoughts:

Death, debt and disorder…

The second installment of The Bourbon Kings picks up right where the series premier left off, and The Angels’ Share does not disappoint. J.R. Ward has definitely kept up the cadence of this series that is packed with tons of drama and plenty of intrigue.

As the story continues, the Bradford family is in complete disarray after the suicide of their patriarch, but as evidence comes to light and the full scope of the state of the family business is unraveled, the death of William Wyatt Baldwine suddenly becomes a murder investigation. Unfortunately, the middle son Lane is left to pick up the pieces and attempt to salvage what is left of the family’s bourbon empire.

Overall, I have to say I was glued to the pages of this novel. I truly enjoyed watching Lane and Lizzie’s steady romance remain strong throughout the story. There was so much chaos happening with the parallel storylines that is was nice to fall back on these main characters and see them persevere during a time of upheaval.

I enjoyed getting to know a few of the secondary characters a bit more, especially Samuel T., Mack and Shelby. They each carry their own storyline worthy of more airtime. I’m eager to see where Ward decides to take these characters in the next round.

As in the first novel, I felt sorry for Gin for many reasons. She is definitely the epitome of a broken character that deserves sympathy.  However, I have to commend her actions in the final chapters that prove she can be a force to be reckoned with. I truly hope she continues to find her footing and become a stronger character in the end.

Overall, I enjoyed this second installment, and I can’t wait to see where J.R. Ward takes us next. She’s definitely positioned the storyline to welcome more drama and chaos. Exciting!
4 Suns

Rachel’s Thoughts:
*********Spoilers if you haven’t read the first book**********
The Baldwin’s are definitely going through the ringer thanks to their horrid dad, William Baldwin! It’s a trial by fire, and we’re getting to see what each character is really made of.  Last we left off in The Bourbon Kings, William (Lane, Edward, Gin, and Max’s father) turned up dead, and Lane discovered the family’s finances were severely depleted.  I had thought The Angel’s Share would be mainly Edward and Sutton’s book since Lizzie and Lane’s romance is pretty much settled, but that was not the case. I think Lane and Lizzie are still the center of this series, dealing with the financial woes and death of William, trying to keep the family and business afloat.  But Edward, Sutton, Gin, and Samuel T, and Mack each have POV’s, and like the first book all these players have a significant role in the story. 

Lane and Lizzie presented a united front, and I loved them together! Lane took the lead in trying to salvage the Bradford Bourbon business and figure out where all the money went.  Lizzie steps up and helps organize the household and every day matters, while giving much needed support to Lane.  Whether William committed suicide or died in some other way becomes more of a problem as the story goes on and there are a few revelations that impact the family greatly!

I didn’t expect to enjoy this installment as much as I did because I was worried there was a love triangle brewing between Edward, Sutton and Shelby.  I also hate reading stories where one couple should be together (Edward and Sutton, IMO), and you’re pretty sure they will be together by the end, but then a large page count is devoted to the love interest being with someone else. In this case, I was worried there would be too much time spent with Edward and Shelby having hookups and whatnot. I won’t say what happens, but I shouldn’t have worried. That’s not saying that J.R. Ward isn’t putting her characters through some hard times, though. It’s hard to write this without spoiling anything, but I’m anxious for the next installment! How could you leave things like that, Ms. Ward?!! Ack! Please, don’t leave it like that!

Gin continues on with her plan to marry that wretched Richard Pford, seeing him as the only way to financial security.  I wasn’t especially fond of Gin in the first book, because she had so much given to her: money, education and definitely connections, yet she thought a marriage to a complete horror of a man as her only solution! She was such a snob, too! By the end I had some hope, though, that Gin is turning a corner, both personally and with her daughter.  As for Gin and Samuel T., who knows how that will turn out once everything comes out. They were definitely less hateful towards each other in this installment, but I think Samuel (Highlight for spoiler) will have a hard time forgiving Gin for not telling him the truth about Amelia (End of spoiler).

As a side note, if it’s been a while since you read the first book and have trouble remembering all characters and their roles fear not, because there is a “Dramatis Personae”, a who’s who in the beginning of the book to sort everyone out.  Very helpful!

J.R. Ward weaved a riveting, and addictive tale with The Angel’s Share, and now I’m dying to get my hands on the next book! Do I really have to wait a whole year?! I hope not!
4.5 Suns

J.R. Ward is a #1 New York Times bestselling author with more than 15 million novels in print published in 25 different countries around the world.  The books in her popular Black Dagger Brotherhood series have held the #1 spot on the New York Times hardcover, mass market, eBook, and combined print/eBook fiction bestseller lists and have debuted in the top 5 on the USA Today bestseller list.  Prior to her writing career, Ward worked as a lawyer in Boston and spent many years as the Chief of Staff of one of Harvard’s world-renowned academic medical centers.  Ward currently lives with her family in Kentucky where she has learned to enjoy and appreciate all things Southern.  Connect with her online at,, and

Friday, July 15, 2016

Giveaway: Wicked Beautiful by J.T. Geissinger

Wicked Beautiful came out this week and to celebrate the publisher is holding a giveaway! The Wicked Games Books and a $10 Amazon Gift Card! (See below for link.) This second chance romance sounds really good and I'll be picking it up very soon!

Publication Date: July 12th 2016 by Jack's House Publishing
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iBooks | Google Play | Kobo

About the book:

A ruthless businesswoman and the playboy who dumped her long ago find themselves embroiled in a high stakes game of love, lies and revenge.

Life coach and best-selling author Victoria Price has it all: a successful career, fabulous friends, a fantastic penthouse in Manhattan. What she doesn’t have—and doesn’t want—is a husband. Fifteen years ago her high school flame broke her heart so badly she swore she’d never love again. Now she makes millions teaching other women how to be just like her: a ruthless bitch.

Drop-dead sexy restauranteur and infamous playboy Parker Maxwell has only three rules for the women he dates: no questions about his past, no expectations for the future, and no spending the night. When he meets Victoria, however, he’s willing to break his own rules if it means sating the explosive desire she arouses in him. What he doesn’t know is that the alluring Victoria Price used to be the mousy Isabel Diaz, the girl he deflowered and dumped long ago.

Presented with a perfect opportunity for revenge, Victoria decides the game is on. But when her connection with Parker proves more than just skin deep, she has to make a choice: continue with her plan for payback, or risk her career, her reputation, and her heart by taking a second chance on love?

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Review & Giveaway: Falling in Deeper by Shayla Black

Publication Date: July 5th 2016 by Berkley
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

About the book:

A tragic past threatens to destroy a passionate future in this dangerously sexy new novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Wicked for You.

After a violent tragedy nearly destroyed her, Lily Taylor ran away, changed her name, and started over. When her deadly nemesis resurfaces to eliminate his loose end, she turns to the last man she should trust—a stranger with a history of violence and an intoxicating sexuality she can’t refuse…

Though strong-armed into locating Lily to help put away a drug lord, ex-con Stone Sutter isn’t anyone’s snitch. When he finds the terrified beauty, he vows to keep her safe—but he isn’t sure he has the strength to shield her from his own desires.

As an unquenchable fire sparks between them, Lily’s tormentor stalks ever closer, and she must overcome her darkest fear to survive. Can she trust the bond she and Stone have formed as they’re falling in deeper?

My Thoughts:
As a teenager, Lily’s witnessed a brutal murder, and being in fear for her life she ran, changed her name, and started a new life. But Lily’s past is catching up to her. Stone is a computer hacker out of prison only if he can convince Lily to testify against Timothy Canton, a powerful man currently trying to run for governor of California.  The FBI has been trying to nail him for his crimes without success, but Lily could change all of that with her testimony.  Stone wants Lily to testify, at first because he doesn’t want to go back to prison, but as he gets to know Lily, it’s because he wants a future with her. He’s never felt that intense chemistry and pull with anyone else, and Lily felt it, too.

I adored Stone and his patience with Lily, and she deserved his tender care in light of what happened to her in the past.  With that said I was more than a little frustrated with Lily around the 80% mark.  She made a move that was so impulsive, and stupid I wanted to shake her! I knew what was coming when she went off all half-cocked, and it was mostly all her fault.  If I were Stone I would’ve wanted to beat the crap out of Axel for his part in it all!  I was nervously hoping for the best in the face of some sadistic minds!  Scary, scary people!

I would call Falling in Deeper BDSM lite, because Stone and Lily don’t strictly adhere to the D/s life style, I don’t think it would’ve worked for them, but that didn’t make this story any less erotic! I’m finding that Shayla Black is so very talented when it comes to building sexual tension! She writes so there is a constant sensual undercurrent, an anticipation of what might come, making me completely hot and bothered! And she completely delivered every time Lily and Stone came together!  This is the eleventh book in this series, but Falling in Deeper can be read as a standalone.  I didn’t read the previous books and still thoroughly enjoyed Lily and Stone’s story. 

 4 Suns

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Release Day Launch Blitz Review & Giveaway: Once Upon a Moonlit Night by Elizabeth Hoyt

Publication Date: July 5th 2016 by Forever Yours
Purchase Links: Amazon | B & N | iBooks | Google | Kobo

About the book:

From New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Hoyt comes a delightful Maiden Lane novella that begins once upon a moonlit night—and ends wickedly, wonderfully ever after...

Hippolyta Royle is running for her life. Pursued by hounds on a cold rainy night, the heiress flags down a passing carriage and throws herself at the mercy of the coach's occupant. Whoever this handsome traveler may be, he is her only hope to escape a terrible fate. But should he agree to escort her to safety, he's in for much more than he bargained for.

At first Matthew Mortimer doesn't believe Hippolyta's story, that she's a fabulously wealthy heiress who's been kidnapped. He assumes she's a beggar, an actress, or worse. But once his new travel companion washes the mud from her surprisingly lovely face, and they share a breathtaking kiss, there is no turning back.
My Thoughts:
I was eager to pick up Once Upon a Moonlit Night and find out what happed to Hippolyta Royale after escaping from the Duke of Montgomery’s clutches!  Hippolyta was purported to be the richest heiress in England and therefore a much sought after catch, but running through the muddy hills of England have made her a sodden mess.  She’s not out of danger, though, because the Duke’s men are still pursuing her.  When a carriage comes barreling by and she jumps at the chance for a ride back to London. The carriage owner is infuriating even if he is sexy as sin!

Matthew Mortimer is home after the last couple of years sailing the Indian Ocean to step into his role as Earl of Paxton. The title sounds grand, but so are the debts that accompany it.  When he comes upon Hippolyta soaked and covered in mud, he assumes she’s commoner trying to swindle him out of money, but allows her to ride with them to the next town anyhow. Her demeanor and spunk in spite of her situation intrigue Matthew and he can’t help feeling like he must protect this woman.

Little Hippolyta cleans up very well and soon Matthew can’t fight the desire and attraction brewing between them.

This was a fun, short and steamy romance! I loved the push and pull between Matthew and Hippolyta! Once Upon a Moonlit Night is novella done right: a fix of romance and HEA in a short amount of pages. This is a must for any Maiden Lane fan, but it’s not necessary to read any of the previous books to enjoy Hippolyta and Matthew’s story.

4 Suns

About the Author:
Elizabeth Hoyt is the New York Times bestselling author of over seventeen lush historical romances including the Maiden Lane series. Publishers Weekly has called her writing "mesmerizing." She also pens deliciously fun contemporary romances under the name Julia Harper. Elizabeth lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with three untrained dogs, a garden in constant need of weeding, and the long-suffering Mr. Hoyt.

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Monday, July 4, 2016

Review: The Bourbon Thief by Tiffany Reisz

Publication Date: June 28th 2016 by MIRA
Purchase Links: Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Kobo

About the book:

From the internationally celebrated author of the Original Sinners series comes a brand-new tale of betrayal, revenge and a family scandal that bore a 150-year-old mystery

When Cooper McQueen wakes up from a night with a beautiful stranger, it's to discover he's been robbed. The only item stolen—a million-dollar bottle of bourbon. The thief, a mysterious woman named Paris, claims the bottle is rightfully hers. After all, the label itself says it's property of the Maddox family who owned and operated Red Thread Bourbon distillery since the last days of the Civil War until the company went out of business for reasons no one knows… No one except Paris.

In the small hours of a Louisville morning, Paris unspools the lurid tale of Tamara Maddox, heiress to the distillery that became an empire. But the family tree is rooted in tainted soil and has borne rotten fruit. Theirs is a legacy of wealth and power, but also of lies, secrets and sins of omission. The Maddoxes have bourbon in their blood—and blood in their bourbon. Why Paris wants the bottle of Red Thread remains a secret until the truth of her identity is at last revealed, and the century-old vengeance Tamara vowed against her family can finally be completed.

My Thoughts:
The Bourbon Thief was a power and riveting story with lies, murder, betrayal, and passion. 

Paris spends the night with Cooper McQueen and attempts to steal the last known bottle of Red Thread Bourbon, a bottle worth a million dollars. Caught in the act, Paris has no choice but to tell him why, and she spends the night telling him a tale of the past: haunting, sad, sensual, and triumphant. A tale that had Cooper on the edge of his seat.  A tale that had me on the edge of my seat. 

I think it’s best to go into The Bourbon Thief with as little information as possible, but I will say Ms. Reisz writing is beautiful, captivating and so very sensual! The romance was intense, desperate, and very HOT!  I’d like to know more of Paris’ future, of what may be, but even so I was satisfied with how the story ended.

 4 Suns

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