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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Alluring Turmoil by Skye Turner----Coming Soon

Alluring TurmoilAlluring Turmoil by Skye Turner
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Okay ladies. If you loved Kellan Kyle you are going to love Jude Delecroix. OMG I took on this book as a beta reader and it was one of the best decisions I've made. I was hesitant because I was not familiar with the author's work, but let me tell you that Skye Turner is AMAZING!!!! I was captured within the first 2 chapters of this book and sometimes it takes at least 4 or 5 for me to get into a book.

The book is about Jude and Lexi, and how a misunderstanding can cause so much pain especially when it could have been so easily avoided. Jude has so much passion and so much love for Lexi. It really pulls at your heart when you see the depth of his love for her. Here is an excerpt of a letter he wrote to her before he left on one of his tours:

“Lexi,


I woke up this morning with you in my arms and thought to myself, I want to do this for the rest of my life. You in my arms is perfection. It’s cosmic. It’s simply the way we are supposed to be.
I couldn’t wake you. You were sleeping so soundly.
I know that you and I are moving fast. It’s exhilarating. When I’m with you Lex, it’s like we were never apart.
A lot has happened between then and now, but the now is what I want us to concentrate on. Now it’s you and me. You are what’s important. We are the only thing that matters to me anymore.
What happened back then is irrelevant. I want you. I want you always.
You are what I see when I look into the future. 5 years from now, 10 years from now, hell 50 years from now, you are there.
As a teenager and young man, I loved you. You were my everything. But I didn’t really understand what that meant. Now, as a man, I love you even more.
You are the reason I smile, Lex. You are the first thing I want to see when I wake up and the last thing I want to see before falling asleep. I want to see you smile every day and I want to know that I’m the reason you’re smiling.
These next few weeks are going to be hard for me. I’ve gotten so used to you, to sleeping with you, to talking with you, to kissing you, to just being with you, that’s it kind of hard for me to imagine me functioning without you.
Know that I may not be next to you, but that you are with me. Always. In my head and in my heart. You’re a part of me again. The most important part of me. Lex, you own me. You own my heart.
I left the keys for my house and my car with you. I want you to use them and I want you to give serious consideration to moving in with me when I get back.
We’re adults. I know what I want and what I want is you. It’s always been you.
I see no need to beat around the bush.
I want you. In my life, in my arms, in my bed. Every night.
Think about it…
You own my heart. You own everything I am.
I love you Lex.


Jude



Seriously??????? I started crying when I read that. Now you see why I think he compares to Kellan. Man Lexi is one lucky woman!!!

Lexi is successful in her career and has a great business going for her. However, she is very insecure and has so much doubt in Jude. This insecurity and doubt destroyed them for 8 years. Lexi is not as wishy washy as Kiera but she definitely could use some faith and belief in their love.

As far as the other characters in the book, I completely loved her best friends Erik and Bradi. Erik is a sweetheart and takes such good care of Lexi. He’s like the big brother every girl wishes they had. (I’m the oldest so of course I wanted a big brother, and plus we are all girls ) Oh and of course I can’t forget about Bradi!! She’s the best friend that is fiercely protective of Lexi and has no problem speaking her mind. I love her….lol

You will not be disappointed with this book. I look forward to more books by Skye Turner. Mark my words……and prepare yourself for an AWESOME book and love story.


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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

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My review of Savor Me by Kailin Gow--4 stars out of 5



***May contain spoilers***


Kailin Gow did an excellent job with this book.  Savor Me is the 2nd book in the Master Chefs Series.  When Taryn decided to go back home I completely understood.  I would have been freaked out myself.  The more you read though you can see Errol is remorseful and really tries to win Taryn back. 
I was hot and cold with Errol in the first book, but in this book I am completely hot for him.  At first I didn't think he was going to pursue Taryn when he so easily agreed not to come after her in New York.  When he replies to her message of leaving her alone,  "I understand. I'll leave you alone.  I hope you'll let me know when you're ready to talk to me again."  As soon as I read this I was disappointed because he gave up so easily.  
 

Taryn’s relationship with her brother and mom is very close.  She is very loyal to the family business, and will not stop for nothing until it is successful.  Her gift for cooking is something that shouldn’t go to waste, and I was a little sad for her because she wasn’t able to complete her studies in Paris.  

Her first day back working at the restaurant she unexpectedly runs into an old high school by the name of Matt.  He is a fireman with FDNY, and is HOT AS HELL…lol Suddenly, I’m like Errol who??  I got a little worried that her feelings would turn to him.  I wouldn’t have blamed her.  Matt is a really nice guy.  He’s one of those too good to be true type of guys but really is true. 

Out of nowhere Errol comes back and she tries so hard to resist him.  He does go slowly and you can see that everything he is doing is to win her back. 
With Errol’s aroused and arousing body pressed against her, she silently watched her brother pass along the far wall that cut straight into the kitchen.  Only when he was gone did she breathe again.  “You have to go,” she hissed at Errol.  “Your body betrays you, Taryn.  You want me…just as much as I want you.”
Oh my….is all I have to say about that.  The book is very hot and steamy and I love the chemistry between Taryn and Errol. Their love story continues in this book, and will still continue in Consume Me, the third book in the Master Chefs Series.  There is so much more I could talk about but then I would be here a very long time.  However, I’m glad I was selected to read the book for a review and to be part of Kailin Gow’s talent.  I can’t wait for the third book to come out.  I also think we need to have a book on Matt to see where he ends up. 

Savor Me by Kailin Gow




Title: Savor Me (Master Chefs Series #2)
Author: Kailin Gow
Genre: Erotic Romance
Publication Date: June 25, 2013

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Synopsis

Book 2 of the steamy erotic Master Chefs Series continues culinary student Taryn Cummings' and Master Chef Errol King's forbidden relationship that challenges and shakes both to the edge of all they've known. Could love exist after pain?
Savor Me is for 18+ due to mature subject and sexuality.




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About the Author

Kailin Gow is the author of over 100 books in multiple genres, including the Loving Summer Cookbook. She’s lived in Texas, California, Nevada, and England; but has traveled all over the world. Her books always contain a twist on anything remotely familiar, and she enjoys bringing her audience an entertaining read as well as resources to explore the stories further. She talks to her readers and engages in them on a regular basis. Email her if you would like to be on her newsletter containing exclusive news, updated new release schedules, contests, and chances to participate in fun activities at kailingowbooks (at) aol (dot) com.


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Saturday, July 20, 2013

My review of More Than You Know by Alexandria Rhodes---4 stars out 5




Prepare yourself for an emotional roller coaster.  I loved this book, and how it was written.  Bryn suffers so much in such a short amount of time.  I don't know how she did it because if it had happened to me I would probably still be in bed.  Her strength to keep going was inspiring.  Although she did avoid going back to her home town, she handled the whole thing remarkably good.  She had a strong bond with her dad and a very close relationship.  

When she leaves for school her intentions are to leave her past behind and start a new life.  She succeeds in starting a new life, makes new friends, and graduates from college.  Then she has to go back to her home town to make some final arrangements for her house that she grew up in.  The one fear she had was that she would see her ex-boyfriend Tyler.  He was her first love and he shattered her heart completely.  I loved Tyler but I couldn't get past the reason he left her without any reason.  No explanation...nada!!!  The same for her best friend Tyler's sister.  They were all inseparable then poof gotta go...see ya!!  I was so mad for her as well.  

However, as you start reading more and more and in between the lines you can see there was a lot more that happened that caused Tyler to leave with no explanation?  I still don't understand why he didn't just tell her.  I can understand it but doesn't mean that I liked it.  I like how they slowly start seeing each other again and how everything worked out.  OH GOD!!! The whole situation at the end that involved her dad and Tyler made me cry so hard.  I couldn’t stop after I read this part.  For a little bit there I thought I was leaking spinal fluid lol.  That’s what me and my sister say when our noses run away from us. 

 Lord I felt for Bryn and then finally Tyler.  You will have to read to see why.  All in this entire book was great.  I loved it and would recommend it but would advise that you may need the regular to make it through the entire book (tissues, wine, and chocolate).

More Than You Know by Alexandria Rhodes








Title: More Than You Know
Author: Alexandria Rhodes
Genre: New Adult Romance
Publication Date: May 14, 2013

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Synopsis

After surviving a devastating car accident that took her father's life, Bryn Woods feels like she has nothing left in her hometown of Savannah, GA. Along with losing her father, her boyfriend, Tyler, unexpectedly leaves town the same time of the accident. Feeling alone, broken and confused, Bryn leaves Savannah for college in New York City to escape her heartbreak.

Four years later, Bryn returns to Savannah to live in her childhood home. Slowly, she begins to let the people of her past back into her life. She lets the protective walls she's built to protect herself crash down around her. As she begins to find love again with Tyler, secrets start to unravel themselves about his past. Tyler has secrets of his own. Secrets connected to the death of Bryn's father. Secrets Tyler didn't even know he kept.
 

About the Author

Alexandria Rhodes is a first time novelist from the good old state of Ohio. She is a recent college graduate with a degree in English and Creative Writing. Alexandria has always known she needed to write and has been doing so ever since she bought a typewriter at a garage sale when she was nine. With hundreds of pages of plot ideas, scripts and character descriptions, it is no surprise that she finally came around to writing a book.
Alexandria enjoys reading, writing, reviewing, spending time with family, tweeting (a little too much) and traveling, especially to Savannah, GA and New York City. Her writing is heavily influenced by her surroundings and the people in her life. She hopes that her stories will touch the hearts of her readers.

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