Defenseless by Corinne Michaels



Meet Mark Dixon in Defenseless, the newest contemporary romance from Corinne Michaels!

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My life is a secret.
His life is dangerous.
We’re both stubborn, calculating, and controlling.
Mark Dixon doesn’t know what he’s getting into. He doesn’t know his games could cost us our lives. I have to do what is necessary to keep us alive, and that means guarding my heart.
But I know I’m defenseless against him, and in the end, he’ll force me to surrender.


My Review

Defenseless tells the story a Charlie, a CIA agent set out to find her fathers killer. She teams up with ex SEAL Mark who has his own battles with to  contend with. The connection between the two characters in undeniable but Charlie fights the affection shown to her at all points. She doesn’t want to be distracted from the task at hand but she soon realises Mark is impossible to ignore. Mark is hilarious, trying to figure out Charlie’s real name, the flirting and the sarcasm is great!

The only issue I had with the book is I think that I should have read the other books in the series first. Although it’s said it can be read as a standalone, at the beginning of the book I felt like I’d missed most of the story.

Overall, once I got into the story of Defenseless I found it was a really great story and would definitely recommend it!


About the Author


Corinne Michaels is an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun loving mom of two beautiful children. She’s happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife. After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness.

Both her maternal and paternal grandmothers were librarians, which only intensified her love of reading. After years of writing short stories, she couldn’t ignore the call to finish her debut novel, Beloved. Her alpha Navy SEALs are broken, beautiful, and will steal your heart.

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Beautiful Rugged by Sara V. Zook


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Title: Beautiful Rugged

Author: Sara V. Zook

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release: November 29, 2015

Sometimes us silly girls fantasize about things that never come to be. I had expectations after college—expectations to run off with Jake Larson and start our life together in a little Pennsylvania farm town. I had my happiness mapped out inside my head.
I didn’t expect to run into a strange, alluring man with a beard and dark hair stacked up on top of his head. I didn’t expect to be attracted to someone so—different. He was everything I didn’t know existed. He could make me feel things I’d never felt before. It didn’t seem possible that we could be together. We both had obligations. The world told us no, but we couldn’t stay away from one another, couldn’t deny that we were drawn together. He was so beautiful—so beautiful rugged. I was going to make him mine.






My Review

This is the first book of Sara’s that I have read and it certainly won’t be the last.

After reading the synopsis, I was excited to read this book, it sounded like something I’d enjoy. The entire story just has a way of pulling out your emotions. It was a great read and I really enjoyed it. The main characters, Evanna and Gideon are really sweet and lovable, their chemistry is instant you can feel their connection through the pages.

A touching love story that is beautifully written. I would definitely recommend this to anyone!

4.5 Stars.




Sara V. Zook pursued her dream of becoming a writer and after earning her bachelor’s degree, sat down to create her first novel in which Strange in Skin was completed in three short months.
She’s the author of the Strange in Skin Trilogy, Clipped, A Magic Within, Evanescent, Reminiscence, her mobster release, Six Guns, A Chaos Within, and her first contemporary romance, The Pull and its sequel The Push.
She resides in Pennsylvania, where she was born and raised, with her husband and three small children.
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Emeralds by K.A. Linde

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We are so excited to be participating in the Release Week Event for Emeralds by K.A. Linde. Take a sneak peek into the book below and make sure to enter the giveaway for a chance to win a signed set of the entire series (Diamonds, Gold and Emeralds)!

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Walking away from him was easy.

The first time at least.

Then he shows up late one night at Trihn’s ballet company, and all bets are off. Trihn knows that she should be careful. But when it comes to Preston Whitehall, she throws all her carefully constructed reasons for not dating out the window.

He’s cunning, charming, and hot as sin. And he knows exactly how to use those qualities to get what he wants. Soon, Trihn is dragged deeper and deeper into his rapidly intensifying whirlwind.

But where a storm is brewing…destruction and devastation follow.

Find out how Trihn goes from prodigy to party girl in this sexy full-length prequel to Platinum in the USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde’s All That Glitters series.



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• Emeralds is primarily set in New York City. I went there for a weekend to do research for this book, and all of the places they go to (even if not specifically named) are real!

  • Trihn is a ballerina at a dance studio in the city. Name changed from what it is in real life, but based off of the New York City ballet.


  • I danced all forms of dance growing up and recently took up pole dancing. These are all centered around Trihn as she is a very accomplished dancer. All the moves she does in ballet or otherwise are real choreographed steps!


  • This is the first book I’ve ever written in romance where the main character has an older sister.


  • Trihn is basically the polar opposite of Bryna, the main character from Diamonds and Gold. She was really fun and difficult to write, because she is incredibly nuanced and has a personality that compartmentalizes her feelings and relationships depending on who she is with. I think that’s why Bryna and Trihn work as friends. Bryna holds Trihn up, and Trihn holds Bryna back. You’ll get to know Trihn so much more in this book and come to love her!

My Review

This is the third book in the All that Glitters series and can be read as a standalone. The first two books focus on a girl named Bryna Turner and the people that are a part of her life. Trihn Hamilton is a friend of Bryna’s and this book tells her story.

Emeralds is an exciting preview in to the full story behind Trihn. We get to find out about her life before she heads to off to college. She meets a guy, falls hard and gets taken in on a whirlwind relationship. It’s highly emotional, dramatic and sexy!

I really enjoyed reading Emeralds and I can’t wait to read Platinum to see how this story ends.





USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde has written the Avoiding series and the Record series as well as the new adult novels Following Me and Take Me for Granted. She grew up as a military brat traveling the United States and Australia. While studying political science and philosophy at the University of Georgia, she founded the Georgia Dance Team, which she still coaches. Post-graduation, she served as the campus campaign director for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. An avid traveler, reader, and bargain hunter, K.A. lives in Athens, Georgia, with her husband and two puppies, Riker and Lucy.

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Pucked Up by Helena Hunting



Miller “Buck” Butterson has been banging his way through life ever since a puck to the face fixed his messed up front teeth. After five years in the NHL, deflecting goals on the ice and scoring them with puck bunnies, Miller has decided he’s ready for a girlfriend. A real, non-bunny girlfriend to take on dates, and not jump into bed with after five seconds of conversation.

Miller thinks he’s found that woman in his teammate’s sister. Except, unlike team captain and all-around nice guy Alex Waters—who happens to date his stepsister, Miller’s media reputation as a manwhore is well earned. Beyond that minor detail, Miller doesn’t know the first thing about relationships or the time and effort they require.

Miller learns—eventually—that if he wants to make Sunshine “Sunny” Waters fall for him, he’s going to have to do a whole lot more than show her his stick skills in the bedroom.

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Pucked Up is awesome! I’ve been waiting to read this since it was announced and I couldn’t wait to get stuck in when it arrived on my kindle.

This is Bucks story who appeared in the first book, Pucked. I love his character, he’s so funny and you get to delve a bit deeper into his life and personality in this book. It shows his softer side and I really enjoyed getting to know him.

Sunny is the girl that has caught Bucks attention. At first I was a little unsure about her character but the more I read the more I got to understand her reasoning behind some of the things she did or said.

I’m so glad Vi and Alex were a part of this book too. It wouldn’t have been the same without them. I loved them in the first book and their parts in Pucked Up made the story that much better for me.

Pucked Up can be read as a standalone but I would highly recommend reading Pucked first to get more of an understanding of the characters.

I absolutely adore these books and I can’t wait for the next in the series.



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River by Marie York

River Ryan is used to getting his way. Girls, parties, drugs… As the lead singer of Deadly Intent, he’s got the rock star lifestyle down pat.

But when journalist, Harper James, shows up to follow the band around for an article, River just sees her as another groupie. Little does he know, Harper is actually a spy for the label, and they want him out.

An unlikely love story about love on the road and how two people who couldn’t be more different actually fit together perfectly.

About the Author

Marie York is an American
writer who works the corporate circuit by day but come nightfall
transforms into a steamy writer. She loves the city life and a good
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Songbird by Sydney Logan



Callie Franklin doesn’t do one night stands.


She’s far too responsible and focused on her career to ever let herself give in to temptation. But, on the eve of her best friend’s wedding, she meets that temptation . . .
And his name is Devin McAllister.

Devin, on the other hand, has no problem with meaningless hookups. The very last thing he needs—or wants—is a relationship.

Relationships come with strings.

Relationships come with heartbreak.

A late-night encounter in the hotel’s piano bar finds the two unable to resist each other. With her angelic voice and bright blue eyes, Devin’s sure he’s never met anyone as beautiful as his Songbird.

Six weeks later, when two pink lines confirm Callie’s worst fears, she and Devin have to face the consequences of their wild weekend.

And they have to deal with each other—whether they like it or not.

With a love story that’s far from traditional, Callie and Devin begin to wonder if their one-night stand could turn into something neither of them anticipated.

A happily ever after.

My Review

Sydney has done it once again! I’ve completely fallen in love with this one and it’ll always be a favourite of mine.

I’ve always been been a sucker for these types of stories. The writing just pulled me in from start to finish and I couldn’t put it down.

Devin is brilliant, I love his character. He’s smart, sexy, charming, romantic. What more could you want!?

Callie is also great. Her character is strong, fierce and highly independent but she also has a softer side too which I liked seeing come out every now and again.

Both characters together are really sweet and lovable, you can feel their connection through the pages.

I would highly recommend this to anyone.

A definite five stars for me!!

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Creature of Habit by Angel Lawson



The summer after college, Amelia Chase lands a coveted position as the personal assistant for the brilliant, yet reclusive, Grant Palmer. Grant’s aloof nature and obsessive-compulsive behavior leads Amelia to rethink her position until Grant steps in to rescue her during a bizarre kidnapping attempt. She soon realizes Grant is a man of many secrets, all hidden behind an elaborate façade of self-discipline and control.

Grant Palmer spends his days in an expensive suit and tie, funding charitable works for his family’s Foundation. His nights are reserved for patrolling the small city of Asheville and the bordering mountainside in an effort to protect residents from rogue vampires. Why? He has his own collection of kills to atone for from his own days as a rebellious, blood thirsty killer.

Amelia and Grant’s professional relationship turns personal, distracting Grant from his duties. As the number of victims rise, it becomes apparent that a predator in the hills of North Carolina has a vendetta against Grant. Aware of Grant’s increasing interest, possessing Amelia is one way for this killer to enact his twisted revenge.

My Review

I remember reading the unpublished version and I’m so pleased I got to read the revised version.

I really enjoyed reading it. It has a really good storyline and great characters. I liked the mystery behind the plot, it kept me guessing from the beginning and once I stared reading I couldn’t stop.

The main characters Amelia and Drake are great. Amelia, the strong-willed female lead, I liked her, she brought some comedic moments to the story which lightened the mood in certain parts and Drake, I kind of have a soft spot for him. He’s very independent, quite lonely and keeps to himself. The muster behind his story is what drew me in.

I can’t wait to see what the author does next in the series.

4 Stars!

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Love in Rewind by Tali Alexander



Emily has the life every woman dreams of.

At 29, she has two beautiful kids, a live-in nanny, housekeeper, cook, and every imaginable luxury in the posh Upper East Side townhouse she shares with her drop-dead gorgeous husband, Louis Bruel. His company, Bruel Industries, owns a big chunk of New York City’s most sought-after real estate, and together Emily and Louis embody the perfect hot fairy tale couple for ten happy years of marriage.

But when Louis mysteriously starts pushing Emily away, becoming distant and secretive, she is forced to search for the truth among the lies, scandal and heartbreak of his past that threaten to shatter her world. What she finds out will test the strength of her love and her vows to the man of her dreams.

Can Emily and Louis rewind far enough back to a time when life was simpler and love was all they needed? Follow their story with the help of some of their favorite songs from the 80’s to discover just how deep and how far love will go.

My Review

Love in Rewind is the first book in the Audio Fools Series and it’s a great start to the series.

This is heartbreakingly beautiful story that tells the ups and downs of married couple Emily and Louis.

After reading the synopsis, I couldn’t wait to read it. The entire book just has a way of pulling out your emotions. It was a great read and I really enjoyed it. I can’t wait to see what the author does next.

4 Stars!

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The Allure of Dean Harper by R.S. Grey

Title: The Allure of Dean Harper (Allure #2)
Author: R.S. Grey
Release Date: Sept 28, 2015
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Subject: You’re a flippin’ idiot

Good morning my dear, naive friend,

I hope you’re enjoying a breakfast of regret and sorrow.


Because you sent me to work for Dean Harper, aka a control freak in a tailor-made suit. Sure he owns the trendiest restaurants in NYC, but c’mon Jo, his ego makes Kanye West look like the Dalai Lama.

He’s the type of guy that only hears the word “no” when it’s followed by “don’t stop.”

Working for Dean Harper would be like selling my soul to the devil…and before you say anything, I don’t care if the devil has punch-you-in-the-gut brown eyes and an ass to match. My soul isn’t for sale.

Regretfully yours,

The Allure of Dean Harper is a full-length standalone romance with overlapping characters from The Allure of Julian Lefray. Both books can be read separately. Chronologically, The Allure of Julian Lefray happens first. 

My Review

R.S Grey has fast become one of my favourite authors. She definitely didn’t disappoint with this one.

This book follows on from The Allure of Julian LeFray (which I also loved) and it follows the characters Dean and Lily who feature in the first book. You can read this as a standalone but I would highly recommend reading the first instalment.

The chemistry between Dean and Lily is undeniable, instant and totally believable. This book can have you laughing, crying, swooning all at the same time, it’s just that good.

If you need a pick-me-up then this is the book. I can’t wait to see what the author does next with this series.

A brilliant 5 stars!!

I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, black labs, and cold weather. Seriously, if I had it my way I would be curled up on the couch with all of those things…everyday. 

I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors are Mindy Kaling & Jonathan Safran Foer. I’m a comedy geek and love all things funny. Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for my writing, though I think my work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.