Wicked Wednesday Recommendation ~ One Last Kiss by Susan Ward

It’s been very busy for me lately getting ready for the release of Restoring Us, but I have managed to get some reading in. Today’s Wicked Wednesday recommendation is by and author I admire. Susan Ward has a way with words and getting deep into my soul to feel so many emotions. It was no different with One Last Kiss. This book is beautifully written with characters who have suffered their own challenges in life.

It was a pleasure to read more about these characters as they were introduced to me in Susan’s other book, The Girl on the Half Shell. I loved to see the connections now that I hadn’t quite figured out yet and reading Linda and Jack’s story. I found myself rooting for them and their love throughout the entire book.

Linda is a young woman set on figuring out more about her father when she runs into Jack, the hot, infamous 60s rock star. The relationship built between these two is honest, sweet, and emotional. The chemistry between the two characters is wonderfully developed, and I felt the emotions they were living. I truly enjoyed seeing this side of Linda and wondering what happens in her life to get her to where she is in The Girl on the Half Shell. And Jack, what can I say? He’s lost loved ones, and suffered, but he is so lovable and kind. His feelings for Linda are obvious, and you begin to see how she brings him out of that dark part of his life and see him smile freely again. His drunken comments added some laughs into the story, building a perfect balance.

I look forward to reading more of this series, and learning what happens to this characters. After all, it is an affair without end.

Susan Ward One Last Kiss

Restoring Us Cover Reveal!

 I am SO excited to finally share the Restoring Us cover with you!! A huge thank you to Kari Ayasha from Cover to Cover Designs for this AMAZING cover!
Hope you all like it!!! Scroll down to see the full cover below 🙂

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Restoring Us by Fabiola Francisco
Contemporary Romance
Release date: January 11th, 2015

Synopsis:

Two years.

It’s been two long years since Ava packed everything and left the life she once knew far behind her seeking a new adventure. All, except for her broken heart.

Once upon a time Ava and Ethan were in love. Their relationship was perfect, and they both planned a future together, filled with promise and hope. It wasn’t until an unwelcomed event storms into their lives, tearing their plans and dreams away; leaving Ethan broken and Ava unable to recover.

Two years later, fate crosses their paths once again but the shadow of their haunted past lingers. Ava has slowly rebuilt her life, finally finding some normalcy in it. On the other hand, Ethan has sorted to releasing his guilt and remorse in questionable ways, but his thoughts never strayed from the memories of Ava.

Will they get a second chance to rewrite their story, or will the pain and rejection be too much for Ava to bear and furthermore forgive?

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Add to your Goodreads TBR: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/22595039-restoring-us

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unScripted by Christy Pastore

Ronan is a Keeper

Happy release day to Christy Pastore!!! I am so excited for her new novel, unScripted. Christy has become a dear friend of mine in the past few months, and I cannot be happier for her. Congratulations! Christy also has one hot muse for Ronan. Here, let me give you a visual.

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Hot right?! Meet Ronan! I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this book. Below you will find my review!

You can one-clicked unScripted here!

http://www.amazon.com/Unscripted-Scripted-Book-Christy-Pastore-ebook/dp/B00QCTT4JQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1418124663&sr=8-1&keywords=unscripted+christy+pastore

Where do I begin? I’m so grateful I received an ARC for this book. I’ve been anticipating its release for a long time. Ronan Connolly. Need I say more? If you haven’t heard of him yet, let me introduce you. Hollywood’s Irish heartthrob. The man is sexy. He will make you swoon.

Unscripted follows Holliday and Ronan’s story. When they first meet Holliday is unsure of Ronan’s true intentions, but unable to deny her attraction, she gives into the lust she feels. Who wouldn’t, right? Holliday is a character I instantly loved. She’s smart, confident, and strong. Despite having lived a terrible experience, she has fought to regain her life and works each day towards becoming stronger.

Ronan doesn’t date. He’s very clear about that. He’s had his own share of broken relationships, but never been in love. Seeing the love he has for his daughters is amazing. A true father despite his role in Hollywood, it wins you over. It gives you some insight to why he is so protective of Holliday, and affected by her story. He definitely has the caretaker quality in him.

I love the honesty between these two characters. Understandably so, Holliday is a bit hesitant to open up about certain things in her past. When she does, Ronan’s support takes your breath away. He wants nothing more than to protect her and rid her of the past that harmed her. Reading the twist and turns this book took made me gasp in surprise at times. I did not see some things coming. Love how the mystery is revealed little by little, always revealing new layers of the characters.

The secondary characters were beautifully developed as well. Their roles in Holliday and Ronan’s lives intrigued me. It was interesting to see certain connections between the two. I also adored Holliday’s relationship with her sister and brother in law. It showed true family bonds.

This story screams sexy, passion, and love. I truly enjoyed how Pastore combined the lust filled desires of the characters with their deeper feelings for one another. Seeing both characters process those feelings and opening up to them was a true pleasure. Although it is part of a series, it doesn’t leave you with a jaw-dropping cliffhanger, which is nice. You get a full story, but you’ll definitely want more when you finish. I can’t wait to see how this story continues and the development of Ronan and Holliday’s relationship. I sense some more twist and turns in the future.

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A Sale Not to Miss!!

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Christy Pastore, Author of Fifteen Weekends
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SMOLDERED BY RACHEL BLAUFELD- HAPPY RELEASE DAY!

HAPPY RELEASE DAY RACHEL BLAUFELD!!! I am so happy and excited for my friend and fellow author, Rachel Blaufeld on the release of her second novel, Smoldered.

I was lucky enough to receive an ARC copy of Smoldered, and I loved every second of it! Smoldered is Asher’s story. We first meet (and fall in love) with Asher in the first book of the series, Electrified.

Asher is a strong, caring, and an emotionally troubled soul. He has this need to care for women and keep them safe. However, under the jeans, boots, and unbreakable facade, is a gentle and caring man in need of love. One night he comes across an old friend, another woman he feels the need to protect, but old feelings resurface and bring about deeper emotions.

I loved reading Asher and Natalie’s story. It’s real, emotional, and speaks levels of truth about life and its struggles. Rachel has done an amazing job of weaving the story, tying in from the first book and characters, and continuing to expand Asher and Natalie’s story along the way. There is also mystery and and OH MY GOD moment you just can’t help but love. This is an emotion-filled read that will keep you wanting more.

You will find yourself rooting for these characters throughout the entire book, wishing and hoping they find a way to their true happiness and allow themselves the chance to love and be loved. It gets FIVE SMOLDERING STARS from me!

You can buy Smoldered here: http://www.amazon.com/Smoldered-Electric-Tunnel-Book-2-ebook/dp/B00OCK8S1W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1413419908&sr=8-1&keywords=smoldered

Here are some teasers for you to swoon over:   Smoldered teaser 2Smoldered teaser

Wicked Wednesday Recommendation~ The Girl on the Half Shell

I know I’ve been a bit MIA lately.. sorry! Life’s gotten a little crazy with trying to finish up Restoring Us, but I have made some time to read.

Last week I read The Girl on the Half Shell by Susan Ward, and it stole my heart. This book is a definite must read and a five star book for me.

I don’t know where to begin. I have been trying to find the perfect words to describe this book. I don’t think any words I use will do it justice. I absolutely loved this book. It’s brilliant, beautiful, raw.

Susan Ward did an amazing job with this book. Her writing is beautiful, and she creates a story that is honest. This book is a treasure that went straight to my heart. The characters are developed perfectly. You clearly see their emotions, feel their pain and love. They have secrets and troubles they try to escape.

Chrissie is a beautiful, young girl reaching a crossroads in her life. Where does she go after graduating high school? Follow her parents’ path in a musical career, or her best friend to college in California. She is broken, lost, and confused about what she wants. She has also suffered and seen a lot in her young years, holding within her guilt and pain.

Alan is a rock star and musical genius. He is hot! But don’t let the fame fool you, he’s got his secrets, too. He has his own pain to sort through. I fell in love with him! I wanted to reach into the book and pull him out into my world.

These two come together in what is one of the most beautiful love stories I’ve read. It touches on the truth of life and emotions. It expresses how difficult it is to let out what we have bottled up inside us and how guilt can drag us down, but finding love and someone to trust opens you to clearly express yourself and see things in a different light- not easily.

The secondary characters were fabulous as well! I loved reading about them and how they interconnect with the story and characters.

This is one story that will stay with me for years to come. I felt like the author took me into the book and had me live each emotion along with the characters. It is heart-wrenchingly beautiful and raw. I cannot wait to read the second book in this series and indulge in more books by Susan Ward.

You can purchase this book here: http://www.amazon.com/Girl-Half-Shell-Series-Book-ebook/dp/B00KBK4S98/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

It’s also on Kindle Unlimited! How great is that? Girl on half shell teaser 2

Wicked Wednesday Recommendation

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas? That’s what Sienna Flower hopes when she leaves her home escaping the nightmare that was her life. Vegas. The one place people from her past wouldn’t dare think she’d go to. Let alone, become a stripper at one of the most high end strip clubs.  

Are you ready to get Electrified? Trust me, you want to. This book is a five star read. I absolutely loved Electrified! What a great story and characters, not only the main characters, but the secondary characters as well. This story was so well written and flowed perfectly between the two characters.

 Sienna is the sweetest person. She is a strong and loving heroine. She fought to be happy and live her life, even when she thought she’d never be able to reach her maximum happiness. She’s the person you want as a best friend.

Carson… My oh my… Carson is hot and strong. He’s a man’s man with a no strings attached mentality you can’t help but fall in love with. When he falls, he falls hard. He will stop at nothing to prove his loyalty to Sienna, and that is one HOT quality. 

When these two characters come together, electric sparks fly, no matter how hard neither wants them to. And it’s steamy! The build-up, the anticipation, is perfect.

And that twist! Whoa! That’s all I’ll say. No spoilers on here, but you want to find out about that crazy turn of events!

This book is a must read! You won’t be disappointed. Now let’s all go to Vegas!

Oh, and did I mention the second book in this sequel is coming out in October? Keep your eyes open for Asher’s story. Who’s Asher you ask? Find out in Electrified! 

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You can purchase Electrified here:

http://www.amazon.com/Electrified-The-Electric-Tunnel-Book-ebook/dp/B00K10F7JI/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

 

Wicked Wednesday Recommendation

I have a hot book for you today! Perfect Plans by CJ Wells. When I say hot, I mean H.O.T. hot! 

This story follows Aby Ryan in search to find her happiness, the life she’s always imagined. She leaves it all and moves to London to begin this new life. She has a tall bill when it comes to men, and she will not settle. I admire her courage to follow her dreams and live her life.

I loved Aby. Right from the beginning I could relate to her and her dream of finding what truly makes her happy. And then there’s Alex Tate. A hot brit with gorgeous baby blues and a heart of gold. Did I mention he is a famous actor? “Gentleman are Great Britain” and Mr. Tate is the best gentleman I know. 

I truly loved reading how their relationship progressed and seeing them overcome challenges that come with him being famous and her adjusting to a new life in a new country. These two are a hot couple and you can’t help but fall in love with them. 

Besides the hot scenes and relationship between Alex and Aby, I also laughed and enjoyed reading about the secondary characters. Trust me, you will LOVE this book!! One click it today! FIVE STARS!! 

I cannot wait for the second book in the series, Take a Bow! December can’t get here soon enough. 

Read my full review here: http://www.amazon.com/review/R1X2RTQ2KVIEQK/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00JCZL8R8

Perfect Plans coverYou can purchase Perfect Plans here:

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Perfect-Plans-The-Series-Book-ebook/dp/B00JCZL8R8

Celebrate with C J Wells

SO I have some pretty amazing news!
The very talented C J Wells, authors of Perfect Plans and Take a Bow, are celebrating their 5000 followers on Twitter and 1000 likes on Facebook with an AMAZING Rafflecopter giveaway, and I will be celebrating with these lovely ladies! 
Join the celebration by entering the giveaway. There are fabulous prizes for you to win from some pretty amazing authors, including an ebook copy of Perfectly Imperfect!
 
The giveaway will run from August 15th-18th! I’m am honored and excited to be a part of their celebration! Hope you all join us in celebrating and enter!  
Rafflecopter entry: https://www.facebook.com/CJWellsAuthor?sk=app_228910107186452
 
You can also get Perfect Plans FREE today, August 15th, for 15 hours only. So get ready to one click this bad boy. You will not be disappointed. Trust me! 
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