Monday, September 23, 2013

That First Kiss

That First Kiss (Night Calls, #2) 
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Mercurial and charming, Tate Larson is a rising author and playboy who has a different woman on his arm every night of the week. Focused on his work, Tate has no plans to settle down any time soon. That is until he meets his pretty new assistant, Piper Donovan.
Desperate to escape the promise of backwater living, Piper ditched her Alabama hometown and never looked back. That was almost two years ago. Now that she is out of a job and her bank account is running on fumes, she’s desperate to find a job, fast. She finds the break she is searching for when she lands a position at Bookish Temptations. A little dancing and a lot of drinks with the girls seem the perfect way to celebrate. After a brief but explosive encounter with a man she was never supposed to see again turns out to be the same man she will be bending over backwards to please, her every instinct tells her to run. But when running means leaving the life she has struggled so hard to create, Piper decides her only option is to continue working for the devastatingly sexy Tate Larson...even if it kills her.
Unable to deny their growing attraction, they struggle to keep their distance in a relationship that requires anything but.


****The author provided me with a copy of this book for my honest review****
Tate is in his prime lots of woman and a promising future as an author. Piper is trying to stay far away from her roots; she needs to job now so she takes one knowing the boss is a bit of a bastard. She goes to celebrate with her friends, meets a gorgeous man and they have a little "meeting" in the bathroom. Both of them thought they wouldn't see each other again, but fate the tricky bitch kicks them both in the teeth and it turns out that Pipers' new job is being the assistant to the bathroom god aka Tate the jackass. The two of them try to keep their attraction at bay and put some distance between them, but is easier said than done and the two of them are about to find out it's impossible to forget that first kiss. The title of this book does not do justice to how hot it is That First Kiss sounds so sweet and cute. This book starts out red hot, then keeps you at a boil with sexual tension just when you’re about ready to strangle the people you get some good stuff, and then you’re boiling again. Tate can be the biggest doucheater on the planet and then he does something sweet, it's hard not to fall in love with the guy. Piper had to have the patience of a saint to deal with him, yes sometimes she acted like an adolescent but if I was her I would have done the same thing. This was a great hot sexy read, not something that you want to be reading in a room full of people or if you’re looking to relax. It will have you on edge with the characters emotional angst, it will also have you laughing and reaching for a fan and a cold glass of water. J.C. Valentine is being added to my list of automatics author to buy and must have my husband home to read.

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Secrets of a Hart



Five years ago, Kendall Hart’s life changed forever. A tragedy forced her to grow up fast and become a responsible adult overnight while her friends were still enjoying high school. She lives and breathes work leaving no time for a social life and her circle of friends is small. She has no room for complications in her life…then Tristan walks in.

Tristan O’Neal is forced to return home when his father becomes terminally ill. Taking care of his parents, dealing with an irresponsible brother, and starting a new job bring challenges to his life. Starting a relationship is the last thing on his mind but when sees Kendall, he finds himself drawn to her...she is so familiar. 

Tristan is what Kendall has always wanted but life isn’t always fair. Sometimes you have to let go of the one person you’ve always loved in order to protect them. Will Tristan be able to break through the wall she’s built around her heart or will Kendall’s secrets consume her and destroy their chance at a life together?

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Elizabeth James is the author of the Design Series. She writes contemporary romance set in her native North Carolina. A life-long reader, she began writing a novel at age fifteen, put it away with no hopes of publication, but now has realized her dream as an adult. Inspired by several bestselling authors she began working as a beta reader and her passion for writing once again surfaced. She embarked on a journey to see if she could complete a novel and Love by Design was born. With warm reception to her first novel she is now making this crazy world a part of her life. Elizabeth believes you're never too late in life to realize your dreams and this has opened up a new world of adventures and meeting new people which she loves to do. Elizabeth lives in North Carolina with her husband and their dogs. She enjoys traveling, exploring North Carolina, and spending time with her friends.

Stay With Me

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 Stay With Me (With Me, #1)
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With one look, I’m his . . .
With one touch, he’s mine . . .
With one kiss, it changes everything between us . . .
I’ve been famous since I can remember. Singing, acting, dancing—I’ve done it all. The tabloids cover my every move, but I don’t want that anymore. I want to be normal, whatever that is.
When I leave Hollywood for college in Vermont, I’m on my own for the first time in my life. This is my chance to figure out who I am and what I want in life.
But it’s a lot harder than I expected. I can’t escape my image. Classes are difficult, and I’m struggling. And then there’s Caleb Fox.Sexy, intriguing Caleb Fox.
Caleb is the one man who doesn’t want to use me. He breaks down my walls. He challenges me. He wants me. And I just don’t know if I can give him the same—or if he’ll stick around when he finds out my shameful secret that the tabloids haven’t managed to uncover.
Dating him is risky enough, but loving him could break me.


****Elyssa Patrick through NetGalley provided me with a copy of this book for my honest review****
Hailey Bloom was just looking for a change. Growing up in Hollywood, acting and singing has made her grow up way too quick and always striving to make her mother happy, she finds herself ready for a change and ready to live life for herself. Deciding to attend college in Vermont, she meets Caleb Fox while trying to take a break from a party. She's not sure she can just be normal when she's recognized wherever she goes. However, Caleb seems different. While he knows who she is, he's one of the first people to see her for the person she is behind all the fame, but can she truly trust someone enough to give them the power to break her?
Stay With Me was a very sweet, straight forward New Adult Romance. The characters had their struggle, but it was more about Hailey discovering herself and learning to trust and love Caleb with him as her rock and constant in her life. Very sweet with fun characters. Just an over all feel good book.
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