Escape Down Under By S.M. Phillips ♥ Blog Tour & 4 Star Review

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Escape down Under: S.M Phillips

 

Synopsis:

For Jess Townsend, life is about to get complicated.

Following on from her split with Josh two months ago, Jess has thrown herself into her work full throttle, making sure that the one good thing in her life remains the same.

Suddenly she is called into an important meeting at work. Absolutely petrified that she is about to lose her job, she does the only thing she knows how. Panic on the inside and walk through it with her head held high on the outside.

Jess soon discovers she is being offered a once in a lifetime opportunity, but will she take it?

After dealing with an ex who can’t let go and a broody mysterious Adonis who won’t accept no for an answer, maybe the opportunity of an escape has arrived at the perfect time.

What does fate have in store and what obstacles will be thrown her way?

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This book really surprised me. I wanted to have a change of reads from the dark side to a little bit lighter. What drew me to this book was the title Escape Down Under. I though oh a book set in Australia,   nice change. I am not big on books that are set in countries (I prefer ones set in the states). This said I think it because I can identify with places better other than that it doesn’t matter to me. With Escape Down Under I didn’t feel lost and I could get a picture in my head what it might look like. The book was very well put together and flowed well.  You are given just enough of each character’s past that you have a grip of what makes them tick.

Jess I love her strong stick to your guns personality. I don’t mind the female to break some we all know we have that point in us. It was good to see that when Jess breaks, she pulls herself up and moves on from the down fall. Max comes in with the guns blazing not really knowing anything about Jess except that he has to have her. He is a little mysterious and whole lot sexy.

Just a warning Phillips has a cliffhanger that is going to have you screaming!! We all know that is always a selling point for me.

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About the Author:

Welcome to the crazy and hectic life that is me… A fun, loving mum of one special little boy, girlfriend (I’m sure it should be wife by now!!) and an overall crazy, happy go lucky girl from England.

I have always had a passion for reading and writing. Wherever I am, my book reader is never far behind along with a mug of coffee.

I found myself wanting to write from a young age, I have quite a few hidden stories on my computer somewhere, maybe I will have to dig them out and play around with them at some point.

I decided to make the very exciting but also very nerve wracking decision to release my debut ‘Escape down under’ at the end of 2013 when the ideas in my head got too strong and just wouldn’t leave me alone.

 

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Crave By Bonnie Bliss ♥ 4 Star Review

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Title : Crave, Book 1
Series :  A Devil & The Diamond 
Author: Bonnie Bliss
Release Date : September 1, 2014
 

Synopsis 

The deal was for the first born in each generation.

The soul of that woman was owned from birth by the ultimate beast. The Devil.

Elizabeth Cromwell knew growing up that she was different. The day her parents failing business suddenly took a turn for the better in an economy where it shouldn’t have. She was told of her fate. She was owned by the Devil. From the day of her birth she had no future.

It was his.

Unwilling to give into the rough seductions of the ultimate evil—she ran. Living in a convent in the secluded town of Neive, Italy, with only the aid of faceless man over the computer—she hides.

Until the day he finds her.

Sex. Lies. Betrayal.

The fight for her Soul and future begins now.

*This story is not for the faint of heart. This is considered a Dark Romance between two people that should never happen. It contains content which may be deemed inappropriate for some readers.

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First off I want to say sorry to Bonnie this review should have been up on the first it slipped through without me realizing it.

This book is not for the faint or unopened minded. It’s dark and mysterious. It going to take you place you’re not sure you really want to go. I want a book to keep me guessing, this one does this with all the twist to the plot. I had a few drawbacks with this one, nothing big; but I still enjoyed a very well written and told story. I’m looking forward to more from this one. This book has situations in it that most people will not like and judge the book completely on that. The book is a dark romance it’s not supposed to be the find love happy ending. If you enjoy a dark romance this is one you will love. 

I have enjoyed every one of Bonnie’s books. She brings you into the story and keeps you there with each page.

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About the Author

 

Bonnie Bliss is the brain child of two authors. Bonnie is a husband and wife duo who have come together to weave stories of passion, action, betrayal, and ultimate surrender. They have discovered that mixing genres is their thing. Their tastes go dark, and they love to twist up sweet stories and make them a bit more tense and sexy. Bonnie writes in multiple genres with plans to dabble into more areas of fiction.

One is a Southern California native, the other was born and raised in Yorkshire, England. The husband spends his time giving the wife alpha males with bite. He is a man that needs to see his world in print. He has a panty melting accent, loves listening to music, watching Game of Thrones, and obsessing over Heisenberg. The wife spends her time writing strong women that evolve into their power, they don’t just come out guns blazing. She claims the song California Girls, by Katy Perry is totally accurate. She’s done everything from waitressing, customer service phone rep., Corporate Real Estate, and spent a pretty impressive part of her life working for the Disney Corporation—before finding her way into the publishing world with her husband.

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Cover Me By Carrie Elliot ♥ Blog Tour & 4 Star Review

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Derek Bast, always has the final say. In business and in his personal life, things are done his way, or not at all. So when a scathing review of his new band is published in The Scene and has his record producer second guessing his artistic choices, his band mate trying to call the shots, and Bast’s manager convinced he’s impossible to work with, it’s time to hunt down the source of his problems: Bess Halprin, reviewer for The Scene, the girl next door growing up, and his ex-best friend since senior year when she decided to hate him for no reason.

The last person Bess Halprin wants to see standing in the lobby of The Scene is Derek Bast. Unfortunately, she can’t deny that the last nine years look damn good on him. She expected to hate him. She didn’t expect the way he can still tug at her emotions, or the way his kiss—and his hands—set her on fire. Bess should’ve kept her distance, because Bast was right when he guessed her review was written for revenge. The problem is, to this day he has no idea what he did—how he screwed her over their senior year. The bigger problem? She’s giving him the opportunity to do it again, because she never could resist him.

When circumstances bring them both home to Santa Cruz, Bast earns his way into the heart of the girl next door, but when they return to L.A. and real life rushes in, will he be able to keep her this time or are the mistakes in their past destined to be repeated?

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When I first started this one I really didn’t think it was going to be one that really grab me, boy was I wrong. So many emotions with this read. It took me a few chapters to really be pulled in the story plot.  This being said I’m pretty picky when it comes to books I chose to read. The book is very well written and there is not much of a down time with the book. So much goes on in this read that your keep on the edge just waiting to know what happens next. 

You have two very strong head people; they have put walls up to protect them from different issues that have come up. This is one very intense roller coaster ride with no stops! Childhood friends they are pulled apart by one mistake that has led to others but end up getting back in touch by a review that is done. Derek is hot head and gets what he wants. Bess is a no holds bar when it come to her work as a report but when it comes to her ex-best friend she can’t seem to tell him what he did to make her hate him, and so we find them knocking heads when Bess review of Derek’s band comes out! 

Looking forward to more from Derek and Bess!!!

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My eyes roamed over his face, following the line of his eyebrow to his temple, down to his prominent cheekbone to his straight nose then over his full, beautiful lips that could be so gentle and so demanding at the same time. The lips that always spoke what was on his mind and never held back. “If only you did know me better, then you’d know that wasn’t what broke my trust in you. But maybe you wouldn’t have done it in the first place if you’d have thought about my feelings at all.”

He kissed my hand and spoke against my fingers. “What if I did think about your feelings, but got it wrong. You said I didn’t know you, so I might have done something I thought you would be okay with.”

I shook my head. “No. If that was true, you’re not the kind of person I should be here with right now.”

He held my hand more firmly. “So, if I was selfish and didn’t consider your feelings at all, it would be better than thinking you’d be okay with whatever horrible thing I did?”

“Are we going in circles? It sounds like we’re talking in circles.” Derek had the gift of gab and I had to be careful he didn’t talk his way out of this.

“Bess, whatever it was that I did, I’m so sorry. I apologize. But, I do know you well enough to know you won’t accept my apology without me realizing what I’m saying I’m sorry for. Correct?”

“Yes. And no, I won’t tell you. I know you well enough to know that if you think about it long enough, it’ll finally come to you.”

“Well, I know that you know that I know that—wait. We are going in circles.” He grinned and kissed my hand again. “Just know I can’t think of anything else and when it comes to me, I’ll be down on my knees begging forgiveness.”

We lay there for the longest time looking into each other’s eyes, listening to the ocean and the sound of our breathing in sync. My fingers itched to touch him, to trace over his arms, his chest, along his stomach, hold his hard cock in my hand again. I could almost hear his thoughts mirroring mine, wanting to touch and taste, caress and seek release.

Our hands were the only parts of us touching and I was so turned on my body hummed like a live wire. If the wind blew too hard, I’d explode. I could hear a slight hitch in my breathing. He had to hear it too.

“Don’t look down,” he whispered, his addictive lips so close I could feel each word against my own.

“Why?”

“I can’t help what’s happening in my head or my pants and don’t want something else to apologize for.”

I grinned and looked down. “I think you’re growing a tree in there.” God, he was well endowed.

“That explains why it feels like something’s about to break ground,” he said through gritted teeth.

My eyes found his again. The air between us hung heavy and dense with tension. “What’s on the A.P. friendship syllabus regarding this situation?”

He lifted our joined hands and ran his index finger over my lips. “You write the syllabus. I’m only here for the coursework.”

Not able to stand it one more second, I leaned in and brushed my lips to his. “It’s never only anything with you.”

I indulged with my lips and my tongue, rolling him to his back before making my way down his body to the hard, long gift in his trunks.

 

 

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Carrie Elliott lives in Ohio with her family, loves going to movies that make her cry and has an ice cream addiction–we won’t mention the coffee and chocolate! She’s the author of the True North Series, Cover Me and Listen To Me now available, Resist Me coming Fall 2014. Find her on Twitter and Facebook and make sure to subscribe to Carrie’s newsletter for exclusive giveaways, content, sneak peeks at covers and more!Sign up here: http://eepurl.com/SYvZD

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The Lover’s Secret By J.C Reed ♥ 4 Star Review

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The Lover’s Secret

Release date: August 5th, 2014

Genre: Mature New Adult/ Adult Contemporary Romance
Recommended for ages 18 and up.

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When a sexy encounter comes like a dream and leaves like a nightmare…

Brooke Stewart thinks she’s finally safe. After witnessing the crime of a killer, she can move on from her past. But after one night at the Trio Hotel and meeting the sexy stranger with the green eyes that can steal one’s soul, her life is changed forever. Passions run deep. The game is supposed to be for one night with no strings attached.

What she doesn’t know is that the sexy stranger has an agenda of his own. Brooke Stewart has something he desperately wants, something he can’t admit to the woman he tries to get to surrender. A secret so deep it would upend her life if she found out too soon. He’s almost reached his goal, and then she gets a letter she was not meant to read. Suddenly, secrets get a completely new meaning.

Is the past really ever the past?

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I was a little thrown off when I started this read; it took me a little while to figure out just what was going on. Once I did I was able to get more in to the book and enjoy it.  Jett and Brook have a little game the like to play and you are pretty much thrown right in to that game from the start!  This book is going to keep you guessing. There is a lot that goes on and if you’re not paying attention you’re going to get left behind.  Go in to reading this book with a very open mind that you’re not going to get all the answer we all want. You get bits a pieces, along with being left wondering as well. 

Just a warning there is an awesome cliffhanger!!! Just when you think you’re going to get some answers the rug is pulled!!! HA Ha!!! 

 

Looking forward to the next book, The Lover’s Game!!!

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Wingman by Bella Jewel ♥ 4 Star Review

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Title: Wingman

Author: Bella Jewel

Release Date: June 17, 2014

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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I have to say that I have a true love/hate relationship with this book. This was very well written. The problem was how much Tia was walked all over in this book. I really expect her to have a much stronger backbone then what she was given. I could see at first when it was just a job but once she started to let herself feel for Reign I felt she should have put her foot down.  Regin is a true to life A**hole. I wanted to slap him at times and tell him to wake the hell up! I enjoy the story plot it keep you very entertained through the book.

If you are one that can’t stand for the heroine to be on the weaker side you might think twice on this book.  If you can go in to it with an understanding that it not always a bed of rose like we all want life to be then you will be fine.

I’m looking forward to reading more of Bella Jewels book she is a very talent writer that can bring a lot of emotion out of you with her writing.

Blurb

All men have a wingman – it’s the bro code.

I’d like to say I fit into that code – only I am missing a certain long, hard member that automatically allows me entrance.

That doesn’t matter – because for him I’m the ultimate.

His wingman.

Well, in the grand scheme of things – his wing-woman.

Reign Braxton. Womaniser. Asshole. Douche of the century. Sexy as sin but as rule would have it – all sexy men have a problem.
Reign is still lusting after the one that got away.

Enter me. Wing woman of the century, make-ex-jealous extraordinaire.

It’s my job.

Why do I do it, you ask? Simple – money.
Reign’s obsession gives me a good lifestyle.

I am anything he wants me to be, all for a price of course.
But I go and do something incredibly stupid – I fall in love with my boss. My boss who is in love with his ex.

There are no prizes for second best.

 





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Bella Jewel

Bella Jewel is an Aussie girl through and through. She spent her life in Western Australia, growing up in many different areas of the state. She now currently lives in Perth with her husband, children and mass amounts of pets. She’s crazy, fun, outgoing and friendly. Writing is her passion, she started at the young age of 18 but finally got the courage up to publish, and her first novel Hell’s Knights was released in August 2013.

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