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Book Review:The Last Plus One by

Published June 23, 2016 by adventuresinbooklandblog

We’re celebrating the release of THE LAST PLUS ONE by Ophelia London, Lindsay Emory, and Alexandra Haughton!

THE LAST PLUS ONE by Ophelia London, Lindsay Emory, and Alexandra Haugton
Adult Contemporary Romance/Anthology
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You are cordially invited to the wedding of the summer…

Do you have your plus one on speed dial?

Senator and Mrs. Ramsey’s youngest daughter is sure to be the loveliest June bride that the exclusive New England compound at Virtue Cove, Maine, has ever seen. But first, there’s a barrage of Wedding Week festivities to endure enjoy. And dogs. So many dogs.While the bride and groom are basking in their Happily Ever After, behind the scenes are one b*tch of a wedding planner with an old flame that never burned out, a “quid pro quo” business arrangement in serious jeopardy of becoming a more personal partnership, and two best friends who might discover they’re a perfect match.

During bonfires on the beach, sunset yacht cruises, and tortuous wedding toasts, will the wedding magic rub off on the guests and turn someone’s “Mr. Plus One” into “Mr. Right”?
RSVP for three romantic novellas from USA Today Bestselling Author Ophelia London, Lindsay Emory, and Alexandra Haughton.

MY THOUGHTS:

 

I love love love all books that Ms. London writes and I have not read anything written by Ms. Emory and Ms. Haughton. The Last Plus One was great read from these three, it was such a sweet fun read that had me engaged from the very beginning. Even though these were three different story by three different authors, they flowed nicely together making me want to read each one of them.

I thought there was great character development and that I one of the things I really look for while reading. Each of the character really grew and opened their hearts up in each of the stories.

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About the Authors:
Ophelia London USA Today Bestselling Author
http://ophelialondon.com
Lindsay Emory
http://lindsayemory.com
Represented by Cassie Hanjian, Waxman Leavell Literary Agency
Alexandra Haughton
http://alexandrahaughton.com
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Book Review: Bad Boy’s Baby by Cindi Madsen

Published May 21, 2016 by adventuresinbooklandblog

 

We are so excited to
celebrate the release of The Bad Boy’s Baby by Cindi Madsen with a review tour! Be sure to check out all the reviews and enter the tour giveaway. Don’t forget to pick up your copy
today!
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Entangled Bliss
Purchase The Bad
Boy’s Baby
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Daddy duty
might be his toughest mission yet…
There are certain words that have always
described Cam Brantley: Town bad boy. Soldier. Protector. But never, ever dad.
Until he returns home from his latest military tour to discover the girl he had
one smoking-hot night with is now mom to the adorable two-year-old Zoey. Who
has his eyes.

Plenty of words could describe Emma Walker
these days. Mom, dutiful granddaughter, budding designer, the town’s golden
child. But when her longtime crush Cam Brantley comes back to town, she knows
the perfect word to describe herself: screwed.

Cam and Emma are both shocked to discover he
truly wants Zoey in his life. But Cam’s not sure he’s ready to be a dad, and
Emma can’t gamble her daughter on maybes. As the long-simmering heat between
Cam and Emma reaches a boiling point, he’ll have to work past his demons in
order to be the man both girls need.

 

 Book Review:

Like I always say, Entangled Bliss books are my favorite and always like books by Cindi Madsen, these two together make a great book.

Ms. Madsen takes us back to Hope Springs where we get to meet Cam and Emma. They had one night together 2 years ago, after their night Cam leaves and Emma finds herself pregnant. The only thing is, she doesn’t tell Cam she is, until Emma comes face to face with Cam again.

This was a very cute story, while reading you really feel like you’re in the same small town as they are. The town completely reminded me of Stars Hollow from Gilmore Girls. Reading about a small town is always fun because the reader gets to know each of the characters, hoping they will get their own books sometime soon.

The Bad Boy’s Baby was definitely a fun and sweet read. I would recommend this one for readers who like those types of books.

 

 

USA
Today Bestselling author Cindi Madsen sits at her computer every chance she
gets, plotting, revising, and falling in love with her characters. Sometimes it
makes her a crazy person. Without it, she’d be even crazier. She has way too
many shoes but can always find a reason to buy a new pretty pair, especially if
they’re sparkly, colorful, or super tall. She loves music, dancing, and wishes
summer lasted all year long. She lives in Colorado (where summer is most
definitely NOT all year long) with her husband and three children.
Visit her at 

www.cindimadsen.com, where you
can sign up for her newsletter and learn about upcoming releases.
Cindi is the author of YA books All
the Broken Pieces, Cipher, Rift, Resolution, and Demons of the Sun
, and
adult romances Falling for Her Fiancé, Act Like You Love Me, Resisting
the Hero, Cinderella Screwed Me Over
 and Ready to Wed.

Connect with
Cindi

Book Review: After We Fall by Marquita Valentine

Published April 25, 2016 by adventuresinbooklandblog
Join us in celebrating the release of AFTER WE FALL by Marquita Valentine!
Title: After We Fall (Take the Fall #3)
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 26, 2016
Book Description:

A tough cop with an even tougher past, Hunter Sloan has never let anyone stop him from getting what he wants—and he wants Evangeline Ambrose bad. With her gentle curves and raw vulnerability, Hunter’s beautiful, mysterious new neighbor awakens his protective side. Determined to do right by a woman who’s gone through hell and back, Hunter could be the one to take away the pain—so long as his own secrets don’t sink their relationship before it begins.

Having escaped an abusive marriage, Evangeline simply wants to start over in the small, quiet town of Forrestville. She’s also avoiding all contact with the opposite sex, because she just can’t trust her instincts when it comes to men—not even with the sinfully sexy cop next door. So why can’t she stop thinking about him? Hunter has darkness in his soul, and yet no one ever made her feel so safe. For all her best laid plans, Evangeline didn’t count on choices this hard—or temptation this hot.

 

Book Review:

In After We Fall, we follow Hunter and Evangeline, whom we met in the pervious installment. I knew I was going to like these two from that book and I wasn’t let down after reading this book, but hey, I’m never let down by anything that Ms. Valentine writes. Her husband abused Evangeline, and she’s just trying to move on and she can’t get Hunter out of her head. Then there’s Hunter the man that brought her to safety, he understands he needs to keep a distance, but just can’t.

 

There’s so much more to After We Fall then just a romance. There more to each character than what you see at first as well.

 

Ms. Valentine always seems to write books that I cant seem to put down and After the Fall is no different. I highly recommend this book for any of her fans and also anyone looking for a great easy read.

 

 

 

 

 

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WHEN WE FALL
 About the author:
Marquita Valentine is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Holland Springs and Boys of the South series.Since first taking the plunge in July of 2012 to self publish, Marquita Valentine has sold over a quarter of a million books around the world. She’s appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling Ebooks Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes&Noble. She’s been called “one of the best new voices in romance” (Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews) and her books have been accused of being “a sexy, fun, and slightly addicting contemporary read” (The Book Queen).

When she’s not writing sexy heroes who adore their sassy heroines, she enjoys shopping, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. Married to her high school sweetheart, Marquita lives in a seriously small town in the south with her husband, two kids, and a dog.

Book Review: Saven Disclosure by Siobhan Davis

Published April 20, 2016 by adventuresinbooklandblog

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Title: Saven Disclosure

Author: Siobhan Davis

Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/z2skdby

 

 

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THE TRUTH WON’T HIDE FOREVER

To protect Logan, I have no choice but to deceive him.
But I’m not the only one hiding the truth.
Will our love survive all the secrets and lies?

Enemy alien ships crowd the skies over Earth while the world waits with bated breath. The Saven have been exposed, and where once they were abhorred, they are now championed as our greatest ally and our only possible savior.

Logan and Sadie have been separated, and the longer he is gone, the more their love is tested by duty, doubts, and deception.

Sadie and Jarod have infiltrated the highest levels of government, but they are playing a dangerous game. Surrounded by people with conflicting agendas—hell-bent on using her for their own aim—Sadie is confused when the lines between good and evil are blurred. It’s impossible to tell friend from foe, and no one can be trusted.

When the full extent of the experiments taking place in Sector Twenty is disclosed, Sadie can no longer sit back and watch as the lower classes face a horrific fate. Racing to save her loved ones and mankind, she risks her own safety and the love she’s waited a lifetime for to do the right thing.

But no one thought to save her from herself.

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While reading I love to be taken on new adventures into the worlds authors have created for their readers. That’s what Ms. Davis did in her newest installment in the Saven Series. Ms. Davis created a world full of twist and turns. I never saw where this book was going and kept me reading. I also liked seeing the alien world for a little bit. You can tell by the amazing cover of this book that’s Ms. Davis has creating an interesting world.

In Saven Disclosure, Sadie is officially working for the VP and Logan is tour around with the King. Needless to say Sadie and Logan are officially in a long distance relationship. It’s not easy for them, but they are making it work. This gives readers a chance to really get to know not only Sadie, but also Hayden, who is now looking out for Sadie. I have to say I really started to like Hayden and I hope to see more of him in other books. There were also times where I became frustrated with both Sadie and Logan. They both did things that had me yelling at my kindle.

It was also interesting to see the alien government as well as the American government and how they worked together and against each other. I’m not usually a fan of sifi, or any alien novels, this may even be only the third book that I have read in this genre, but there is something about Ms. Davis’ writing that just draws me in.

The one and only complaint I have about this book is that it ended in a cliff hanger and I have to wait until the next book to read more.

 

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I write young adult science fiction fantasy romance books, set amidst a dystopian world, because they are the types of books that I love to read. Expect lots of kissing and romantic scenes! I also haven’t been given the moniker ‘The Cliffhanger Queen’ for nothing!

A self-professed teenager forever–at least when it comes to books, music, and films, I am totally addicted to YA and NA fiction and superhero/blockbuster movies. I love baking, shoes, bags, makeup, anti-wrinkle cream, anything pink, Kelly Clarkson, Katy Perry, and Robert Pattinson (definitely Team Edward).

Before pursuing a full-time writing career, I forged a successful corporate career in Human Resources over the last twenty years. I live in the Garden County of Ireland with my husband and two sons.

Join my mailing list to receive 5 free books and and some bonus short stories:http://eepurl.com/bv8gKz (just copy and paste this link into your browser).

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Website: www.siobhandavis.com
Twitter: @siobhandavis
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The recommended reading age for the True Calling series is 14+.

The recommended reading age for my Saven series is 15+

Book Review: Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum

Published April 16, 2016 by adventuresinbooklandblog

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Title: Tell Me Three Things

Author: Julie Buxbaum

Genre: YA Contemporary

Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/zn5k9zw

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Everything about Jessie is wrong. At least, that’s what it feels like during her first week of junior year at her new ultra-intimidating prep school in Los Angeles. Just when she’s thinking about hightailing it back to Chicago, she gets an email from a person calling themselves Somebody/Nobody (SN for short), offering to help her navigate the wilds of Wood Valley High School. Is it an elaborate hoax? Or can she rely on SN for some much-needed help?

It’s been barely two years since her mother’s death, and because her father eloped with a woman he met online, Jessie has been forced to move across the country to live with her stepmonster and her pretentious teenage son.

In a leap of faith—or an act of complete desperation—Jessie begins to rely on SN, and SN quickly becomes her lifeline and closest ally. Jessie can’t help wanting to meet SN in person. But are some mysteries better left unsolved?

Julie Buxbaum mixes comedy and tragedy, love and loss, pain and elation, in her debut YA novel filled with characters who will come to feel like friends

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Jessie lost her mother and when Jessie’s father gets remarried, Jessie must start a new life in a new city and a whole new prep school. After starting at her new school, Jessie receives an email from Somebody Nobody, the writer of the email refuses to tell her who he or she is, but does offer to help her at school by telling her who to become friends with and who to avoid. As the story goes on Somebody Nobody and Jessie form a friendship of sorts, they both confine to each other, making them feel less alone then they have been feeling recently.

I had no idea I would like this book as much as a did. There is something about the mystery of who SN was and the relationship Jessie was making with this person. I also enjoyed all the other characters in the story. They were all very realistic and relatable! There wasn’t anyone I really disliked other than the girl that were mean to Jessie. Jessie was a strong lead that invoked feelings of loneness in the readers. I felt for her the whole time and rooted for her to find her Somebody Nobody.  I thought Somebody Nobody was very likable once he/she opened up to Jessie, but I also like the mystery.  Somebody Nobody has gone through a lot and I think they had a lot in common.

 

This was just one of those stories that when you are finished reading, you end up with a huge smile on your face, I know I did! I also didn’t want this books to end, I was so disappointed when I got to the last page.  I cannot wait to read more from Ms. Buxbaum!!!

 

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Please check out my two novels, THE OPPOSITE OF LOVE and AFTER YOU, both now out in paperback. My first YA novel, TELL ME THREE THINGS, debuts April 2016.

Please check out my website www.juliebuxbaum.com for more information about my books.

Or to follow my recent shenanigans, please check out my blog, JULIE HAS WRITER’S BLOG, at www.juliebuxbaum.com/blog/

One of my favorite things about being a novelist is the opportunity to talk to reading groups. If you are part of a reading group and would like to set up a conference call, or maybe even a meeting in person, please check out the reading group form and the reading group guide on my website.

Book Review: Love So Unexpected by Marquita Valentine

Published April 15, 2016 by adventuresinbooklandblog
We’re celebrating the release of LOVE SO UNEXPECTED this week! Have you ordered your copy?

Title: Love So Unexpected (Lawson Brothers #6)
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 15, 2016
Cover Designer: Lindee Robinson Photography

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iBooks: http://apple.co/1Q3avvI

Book Description:

Widower Caleb Lawson has resigned himself to a life of farming and family functions. He never expects to find another love like he had with his wife, much less remarry. But once his mother brings home Sofia Nogales to help her get back on her feet, he starts to reconsider his expectations. Sofia is beautiful, witty, and so full of life that his arms ache to hold her.Determined to make a new life for herself, former head chef Sofia Nogales hopped on the first bus to the east coast and refused to look back. However, she never dreamed a series of bad events would have her end up in Jessamine, North Carolina as the guest of Dinah Lawson. Nor did she ever dream of meeting someone like Dinah’s son Caleb—the sexy farmer, who keeps everything to himself… except the heated look in his eyes.

But when the opportunity comes knocking—to the tune of cooking at an already established and popular restaurant two states away, will Caleb be able to convince her to stay?

Book Review:

Love So Unexpected is the sixth book in the Lawson Brothers Series and just like the rest of the brothers Caleb is a catch. Caleb’s wife passed away years ago and he hasn’t found someone else who he cares for as much as he did his wife. That is until Sofie comes long, Sofie is a chef and wants to start new at her friend’s restaurant. Instead of waiting Sofie decides to go to her friend’s restaurant. Little did Sofie know was her trip would be as smooth as she would hope. That’s when she ends up with the Lawsons.

For some reason I thought Caleb was going to be grouchy like his brother Mason, but that was not the case at all. He was just the sweetest and Sofie was instantly drawn to him. This is the first time Caleb has been drawn to someone since his wife passed away. Their relationship developed quickly, but that doesn’t stop readers from feeling their chemistry.

If you have read any of the previous Lawson Brother book, then this one is a must. It was a fun quick read that readers will fall in love with!

 

 

 About the author:

Marquita Valentine is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Holland Springs and Boys of the South series.Since first taking the plunge in July of 2012 to self publish, Marquita Valentine has sold over a quarter of a million books around the world. She’s appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling Ebooks Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes&Noble. She’s been called “one of the best new voices in romance” (Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews) and her books have been accused of being “a sexy, fun, and slightly addicting contemporary read” (The Book Queen).

When she’s not writing sexy heroes who adore their sassy heroines, she enjoys shopping, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. Married to her high school sweetheart, Marquita lives in a seriously small town in the south with her husband, two kids, and a dog.

Book Review: Kill the Boy Band by Goldy Moldavsky

Published April 13, 2016 by adventuresinbooklandblog

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Title: Kill The Boy Band

Author: Goldy Moldavsky

Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/jxghgur

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From debut author Goldy Moldavsky, the story of four superfan friends whose devotion to their favorite boy band has darkly comical and murderous results.

Okay, so just know from the start that it wasn’t supposed to go like this. All we wanted was to get near The Ruperts, our favorite boy band.

We didn’t mean to kidnap one of the guys. It kind of, sort of happened that way. But now he’s tied up in our hotel room. And the worst part of all, it’s Rupert P. All four members of The Ruperts might have the same first name, but they couldn’t be more different. And Rupert P. is the biggest flop out of the whole group.

We didn’t mean to hold hostage a member of The Ruperts, I swear. At least, I didn’t. We are fans. Okay, superfans who spend all of our free time tweeting about the boys and updating our fan tumblrs. But so what, that’s what you do when you love a group so much it hurts.

How did it get this far? Who knows. I mean midterms are coming up. I really do not have time to go to hell.

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I can not believe this is Ms Moldavsky’s debut novel! She did such a great job on this one and I know I will be looking for more books by her!

This book started in one direction, then I thought that it was going into another one and completely to my surprise it went a completely different way! I love books where I can be surprised, that doesn’t happen enough. Not only was the story filled with some twists, the book was fast paced and help my engagement, there were times I had to tell myself that I was only allowed to read one more chapter before doing the various thing I needed to do.

I feel as though a lot of people can relate to this story, almost everyone has that one celebrity that they would fangirl or fanboy over. I know I have and I have seen it happen. This story takes fangirling to an extreme and shows a darker side to it all. Four girls have been brought together by their love of a band named, The Ruperts, they came together to see them in concert and decided to book a room in the same hotel as The Ruperts. This all seems fine until disaster strikes and the girls find themselves in a situation they were expecting. The narrator of this story was completely relatable and in my opinion the most likable one. I also think she had some character growth, in the end she saw who her real friends were and decided to do what she thought was right.

I would highly recommend this book to any girl or boy who has a little fan girl or boy in them!