Friday, 26 May 2017

Hot Shot - Kelly Jamieson - Review

Hot Shot 
(Last Shot #2) 
by Kelly Jamieson 

A former Navy SEAL and current bad boy bar owner learns to trust a free spirit in this steamy novel of unexpected romance from the bestselling author of Body Shot and the Heller Brothers series.

Marco Solis knows that if he gets too close to people they disappear. His parents were deported back to Mexico when he was fourteen, his fiancĂ©e married someone else while he was in the military, and now his business partner’s spending more time with his girl than with Marco. For better or worse, that’s how Marco meets Carrie Garner. She’s legitimately model-hot. She’s also a nut—a wild, artsy, unapproachable nut. So why is Marco so interested in cracking her shell?

Although Carrie Garner is a natural in front of the camera, her dream is to make it as a photographer. Soon she’ll be heading to Spain for design school, and she’ll miss her best friend, Hayden, like crazy. She’ll even miss Hayden’s boyfriend, Beck—but she won’t miss Beck’s partner, Marco. Bossy, brooding, and annoyingly sexy, Marco really pushes her buttons, though he obviously wouldn’t mind pushing her buttons in an up-against-the-wall, hard-and-fast kind of way. The craziest part is, if Carrie lets him do that, well . . . she may never want to leave.

4 Stars

Hot Shot is the second title in the Last Shot series, after reading Body Shot I was eagerly anticipating reading Carrie and Marco's story. This has all the makings of an enemies to lovers romance. Marco and Carrie have a tendency to rub each other the wrong way. Their best friends are engaged so they are constantly thrown together. 

Marco is a former navy seal and co-owner of conquistadors a tequila bar, and has major abandonment issues stemming from his past. Marco is a brooding, gorgeous man with hidden talents, and a tendency to be bossy particularity in the bedroom, and is quite the dirty talker. 

Carrie comes from a family of overachievers and feels that she doesn't fit. Working as a model, a job she fell into rather than desired so lacks direction and focus.

Both these character are quite complex with insecurities that abound from their past and vulnerabilities that lie with being hurt. A range of miscommunications and misunderstanding results in a slow burn romance. The banter this pair share is fun and flirty with elements of sarcasm and sass. There is a lot more depth to this pair of characters, than what lies on the surface, which is revealed as the story line progressed. 

This is a well written, entertaining, sweet, sexy, fun and flirty contemporary romance, that can be read as a standalone, although the characters from body shot, appear within this title and their story continues as well. I look forward to the next title in this series.

Kelly Jamieson is a USA Today bestselling author of over 40 romance novels and novellas. Her writing has been described as “emotionally complex”, “sweet and satisfying” and “blisteringly sexy”. She likes black coffee, white wine and high heels…and of course cheering on her Winnipeg Jets during hockey season! She loves hearing from readers, so please visit her website at

Fast Kill - Kaylea Cross - Review

Fast Kill
DEA Fast #2
Kaylea Cross
Romantic Suspense

The past has come back to haunt her. Having battled long and hard to put her painful past behind her, DEA Special Agent Taylor Kennedy has done everything in her power to make a new life for herself. She never dreamed that same past would suddenly show up on her doorstep one night, or that its reappearance would threaten everything she’s built for herself. Faced with the unthinkable, she’ll have to make the agonizing choice between her trusted childhood friend, and the man who’s managed to steal her wary heart. And the consequences could be fatal. FAST Bravo member Logan Granger knows Taylor was hurt badly by something in her past. He never expected to fall for a straight-laced, uptight forensic accountant, but Taylor has managed to redefine his definition of sexy, and now he wants to uncover all her secrets. Though they’re opposites in almost every way, Logan is determined to break through her barriers and show her just how good things can be between them. Then their worst nightmare is realized when Taylor becomes the target of the merciless Veneno cartel, and Logan will risk everything to save her—including his life. 

4 Stars

Fast Kill is the second title in the DEA Fast series, although I believe it can be read as a standalone, having not read the previous title, I in no way at any time felt lost with the story line.  Fast Kill is a story full of action, intrigue, drama and suspense and features the evolving romance of Taylor Kennedy and Logan Granger.   This pair are complete opposites, but Ms Cross creates a pair of characters that although very different one quite geeky, and the other a complete alpha they complement each other perfectly. 

Taylor is a forensic accountant, she's incredibly intelligent, quiet and reserved, and has a propensity to be a neat freak, quite obsessive compulsive.  She is really quite a loner who prefers her own company to that of others, particularly large groups cause anxiety to raise it's head. 

Logan is the newest member of the FAST Bravo unit, who are responsible for taking down drug cartels.   He's an adrenaline junkie at heart and loves adventures in the great outdoors.  He's in no way a neat freak, but completely caring and protective. 

This is a well written, and fast paced romance that is sweet, yet intense at times. The twists and turns and conflict based around friendship and betrayal, kept me completely enthralled.  A great blend of action, intrigue and suspense, and I look forward to more titles in this series. 

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kaylea Cross writes edge-of-your-seat military romantic suspense. Her work has won many awards and has been nominated for both the Daphne du Maurier and the National Readers' Choice Awards. A Registered Massage Therapist by trade, Kaylea is also an avid gardener, artist, Civil War buff, Special Ops aficionado, belly dance enthusiast and former nationally-carded softball pitcher. She lives in Vancouver, BC with her husband and family.

Twenty-Two - Toni Aleo - Blog Tour

When Lucas Brooks was traded to the Nashville Assassins over a decade ago, he was a brash, brawling hothead without an anchor.

Well, four kids and a smokin' hot wife will weigh you down real fast, but Lucas wouldn't change a minute of his happily ever after.

During an epic, end-of-season quest for the Cup, changes appear on the horizon, and suddenly, there's a plot twist in Lucas's fairy tale.

Fallon held a half-eaten snow cone in one hand and her phone in the other with one earbud in as she watched Aiden rush down the ice, the puck under his control. He caught the defense on a change, somewhat of a breakaway, before he shot the puck hard toward the net, hitting the back of it with ease.
“Woot!” Audrey called from beside her.
“Yes!” Fallon fist-pumped as the girls stood by the glass, bouncing up and down in their way too big Brooks jerseys. Looking over to Asher, who was on his computer, she said, “Your brother scored.”
“Attaboy!” he called out, but he didn’t look up, which only made Fallon shake her head as she watched Aiden hug his teammates. “What’s the score on Daddy’s game?”
“Two-zip, Assassins,” she said as she waved her hand in the air when Aiden looked up at her, like he always did. Like he always had, and a part of her was excited about his future. But the other part just made her heart ache. When he was in college, would he be able to see her?
And in the NHL? Crap, she knew he wouldn’t be able to see her then.
“This is game four, right? They win, they go to round three?”
“Yes, baby. Emery! Get off there! Come eat this snow cone. It’s melting.”
Emery continued to climb on the rail of the bleachers as she looked up. “I don’t want it.”
“Then come get it and throw it away.”
She pouted. “I don’t want to.”
“Emery Elaine,” Fallon warned. “Get over here. Right now.”
“I want my daddy!”
“That’s new,” Audrey commented as Emery stomped up the stairs, her little brow
“That’s Emery, who has stayed close to her dad every moment he’s been home,” she muttered as Emery stopped in front of her. “Do you want that tail wore out?”
“No, ma’am.”
“Then what do you need to do?”
“Throw away the snow cone and watch my mouth?”
“Exactly,” she said, handing the snow cone to her trying child before looking down at her phone to see that the Assassins were on the penalty kill. They were probably playing the best hockey she had seen them play in her many years of supporting and loving the team. She was excited, but her gut was in a knot, not only for the Assassins but also for Aiden. Because across the rink, she could see the Bellevue representatives, watching her little boy with intent.
“Aiden is playing great,” Audrey said then, and Fallon nodded.
“I know, the best he’s ever played. Just like the Assassins.”
Audrey beamed. “We’ll close out tonight and then get a nice break before round three.
They need it.”
“They do.” Looking down at her phone, Fallon watched as the second period ended, and she let out a long sigh. One more period. Twenty more minutes, and if the Assassins could hold the Hawks, they’d move on to round three. She couldn’t believe it. This would be the first time the Assassins had swept anyone in the play-offs, and according to Facebook, Elli was coming out of her skin.

5 Stars 

When I first discovered The Assassins series, I became hooked from the very first book, and went on a reading binge of this series, I loved Trying to Score, where we first were introduced to Fallon and Lucas, and have adored this intriguing couple ever since. Although Twenty-Two is a novella and a short, sweet read it packs a punch, and as I've come to expect from Ms Aleo's work leaves you wanting more. 

Twenty-Two is a fun, entertaining and engaging read, with equal parts heart, humor and emotion. I was hooked from the very first page, and read it in one sitting. 

Once again I loved how Ms Aleo integrates her previous characters throughout each book so we continue to get glimpses into their lives in cameo appearances. These characters are complex and endearing and due to how well developed they are, this series has become one of my favorite sports romance series to read and re-read over and over again. I really hope that we will get Aidan's story at some point in the future, and I will be eagerly anticipating the next book in this series, In The Crease. 

My name is Toni Aleo and I’m a total dork.
I am a wife, mother of two and a bulldog, and also a hopeless romantic.
I am the biggest Shea Weber fan ever, and can be found during hockey season with my nose pressed against the Bridgestone Arena’s glass, watching my Nashville Predators play!
When my nose isn’t pressed against the glass, I enjoy going to my husband and son’s hockey games, my daughter’s dance competition, hanging with my best friends, taking pictures, scrapbooking, and reading the latest romance novel.
I have a slight Disney and Harry Potter obsession, I love things that sparkle, I love the color pink, I might have been a Disney Princess in a past life… probably Belle.
… and did I mention I love hockey?

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Delta: Redemption - Cristin Harber - Cover Reveal

We are so thrilled to share the cover of DELTA: REDEMPTION by Cristin Harber with you today! DELTA: REDEMPTION releases July 25th -  check out the full cover below and preorder your copy now!


"My name's Victoria--No last name. Don't ask."

That was all that the woman would share when Delta team's expert trigger man, an Australian named Ryder, pulled her from the pits of a human trafficking nightmare and took the gun from her hand.

He didn't mean to steal her revenge but survival was the priority. Now that Victoria's home? She had a past he was trying to understand while keeping a secret from her that might tear her apart.

But he's not the only one. When she goes missing, Delta team discovers that Victoria No Name was a one-woman vigilante force, taking on whoever crossed her path, from gun runners to a drug pushing motorcycle club.

She was exactly who Ryder thought she might be, and now he was coming in to help--whether she wanted backup or not.


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Cristin Harber is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling romance author. She writes sexy, steamy romantic suspense and military romance. Readers voted her onto Amazon’s Top Picks for Debut Romance Authors in 2013, and her debut Titan series was both a #1 romantic suspense and #1 military romance bestseller.

Xander: The Present - Anne Mercier - Cover Reveal

Title: Xander: The Present
Series: Rockstar Series #10
Author: Anne Mercier
Model: Nick Bennett & Stef Lambert
Photographer: Sara Eirew Photography
Genre: Rockstar Romance
Release Date: June 25

It's ten years later, and we're still living separate lives. While I know she isn't comfortable with my lifestyle after everything she’s been through, I can't be without her anymore.

I need her.

She's my wife.
She's my heartbeat.
She's my next breath.
She's my everything.

I want to know every detail of her life. I want to be part of it all. I want to work as hard to get there as she did to get here. 

She's always been my girl—even at the age of eight. As I face her now, there's no doubt she'll be mine until I draw my last breath as I will be hers. 

It's time for our forever to begin.

I was born and raised in Wisconsin and still live here today.
I’m an avid reader who gets inspired by reading the stories from my favorite authors as well as listening to various types of music. I am a huge fan of music, chocolate, fruit, desserts, autumn, M. Shadows, Avenged Sevenfold, and Milo Ventimiglia. Through my books, I am proudly creating new Avenged Sevenfold and Milo Ventimiglia fans one reader at a time.

“The best part of being an author, to me, is being able to take the reader to that one place they long to go when they need to escape reality. Knowing I can do that, for even one reader, makes what I do worthwhile.” ~ Anne Mercier

Hugs and love,
Anne xoxo