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Sizzling Saturdays: Some Like it Sizzling by Robbie Terman

Published January 24, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

Some Like It Sizzling (Entangled Select Contemporary)

Title- Some Like it Sizzling

Author- Robbie Terman

Release Date- January 12th, 2015

Amazon- http://goo.gl/JYolnX

BOOK SUMMERY:

Former model and restaurateur Jenna Rawley has a plan. Marry the man who looks best on paper, and live the secure life she craved as a child. But when her fiancé runs off, with her money, Jenna’s left with nothing but the past she’s spent years outrunning. With no other options, she’s forced to move back home, find a second job, and come face-to-face with a man who has every reason to distrust her.

Firefighter Luke Kearney never forgave Jenna for leaving town after he proposed in high school. So, he’s not especially happy when he’s forced to plan their fifteen-year-reunion with her. Jenna is the last person he can trust. But the more they work together, the more Luke realizes that the girl who broke his heart might have become the woman he could love forever.

MY REVIEW:

There are a lot of second chance books out there and it’s a type of book I really enjoy reading. During this book I was able to see both main characters Luke and Jenna grown and change, and that is something I love seeing. I also loved Luke! Well, I loved him until he turned into a jerk toward the end! I’m not really sure how I felt about Jenna, she was very frustrating and I just wanted her to explain why she left all those years ago. I had my suspicions and I ended being half correct!

It was very interesting to have Luke’s wife’s POV while reading the story, not sure it was to set up the next book in the series or just to get more perspective on Luke. It did allow me to realize how much Luke loved Jenna, even if he didn’t see it himself. Olivia was a very likeable character but having her point of view showed how she wasn’t really there to break anyone up.

Sizzling Saturdays: One Night of Trouble by Elle Kennedy

Published January 17, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

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Title- One Night of Trouble

Author- Elle Kennedy

Publisher- Entangled Publishing

Amazon- http://goo.gl/QJf6SR

Book Summery:

No More Mr. Nice Guy…

The moment AJ Walsh sees the sexy, tattooed pixie walk up to his bar, it’s lust at first sight. He’s always been labeled
the “nice” guy―opening doors, buying flowers, and never, ever having one-night stands. But with this wicked little
angel with red lips and unfathomably dark eyes? Oh, yeah. Tonight, “nice” has nothing to do with it…

Brett Conlon is trying to convince her family that she’s put away her reckless wild girl side for good. Nothing―and
no one―could be better for her reputation than golden boy AJ Walsh. So they make a deal: if he plays The Good
Boyfriend for her family, he can be a very, very bad boy with her. Now their one naughty night is about to turn into a
whole lot of trouble…

Book Review:

One Night of Trouble was my least favorite of the After Hours Series, not to sure why, but I didn’t really feel a connection with the characters as I did with the first two. Yet this story did not fall short by any means and I still enjoyed it. Instead of the guy being the bad boy, this story made the girl the bad girl and the male the good guy. Although, there is a lot more to A.J than meets the eye.

Again this installment had enough smut in this book for people that enjoy it and a story line that makes you love every single character.

Book Excerpt:

AJ pulled a cell phone from his back pocket and glanced at the screen. “It’s

eleven fifty-eight. Looks like you’re about to turn into a pumpkin. Did you drive

here?”

She shook her head. “I’m calling a taxi.”

“Or…” His eyes gleamed recklessly.

Brett’s throat went dry. “Or?”

“Or I could drive you home.”

Uh-oh.

Big uh-oh.

The awareness that had sizzled between them earlier returned in full force,

leaving pinpricks of heat along her bare arms. The air was cool and she’d left her

coat inside, but she wasn’t cold. Not by a long shot.

She knew exactly what would happen if she let AJ drive her home. She might

have willpower when it came to alcohol, but around this man? With his sandy-
blond hair and chiseled features and sparkling green eyes? And that incredible

body? And throw in the fact that she hadn’t had sex in six months?

Willpower? Fat chance.

“What do you say, Brett? Do you want a ride?” No missing the way his voice

went husky at the word ride.

Oh boy. Oh boy oh boy oh boy.

This was not the AJ Walsh she remembered. Back then he’d come off as a

gentleman.

Right now there was nothing gentlemanly about him. His expression was

downright smoldering, broad body radiating pure sex appeal. If he took her

home, she knew it wouldn’t end with her walking up to her apartment alone.

But she still had to make sure she wasn’t misinterpreting that look on his face.

“What are you really asking me?” she said bluntly.

“I’m asking if I can take you home and screw your brains out.”

Her thighs clenched so hard she almost keeled over.

Okay, well, that certainly left nothing to interpretation.

“Judging by your response, I think you like the sound of that.” There was

something smugly male in his voice.

Hers was embarrassingly squeaky and as weak as her attempted ignorance.

“What response?”

He flashed a knowing smile. “What, you think I can’t tell when a woman is

attracted to me?”

Nope, this was not the AJ she remembered. The golden boy was gone, replaced

by a primal creature teeming with raw sexual energy. The electricity in the air

was liable to burn her alive.

“Y-you…” She swallowed hard. “You don’t seem like the kind of man who does

stuff like this. Sleeping with someone you’ve just met…”

“Why do women always take it upon themselves to decide what kind of man I

am?”

“Am I wrong?” she challenged.

After a beat, he gave a sheepish grin. “Fine. I haven’t had a lot of one-night

stands. But…” His eyes burned. “I have a feeling not going home with you tonight

would be the biggest mistake of my life.”

Sizzling Saturdays: One night of Scandal by Elle Kennedy

Published January 17, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

One Night of Scandal (After Hours, #2)

Title- One Night of Scandal (

Author- Elle Kennedy

Publisher- Entangled Publishing

Amazon- http://goo.gl/wPFy2o

BOOK SUMMERY:

The wrong man never felt so right…

Ex-fighter Reed Miller has been secretly lusting over his best friend’s girl for months, but he refuses to jeopardize a friendship over a woman—especially one who doesn’t like him all that much. Now that Darcy’s on the market again, it’s even more imperative to stick to his strict hands-off policy. But the sizzling attraction between them is too powerful to ignore, and once he’s had a taste of her…all bets are off.

Darcy Grant is tired of walking the straight and narrow path. She’s on the hunt for passion, and there’s no denying Reed is just the man to give it to her. Although she has no interest in dating a bad boy, and certainly not her ex’s best friend, it’s impossible not to melt beneath Reed’s skillful touch. Now it’s just a matter of setting a few ground rules—and hoping her rule-breaking, sweet-talking bad boy agrees to follow them. But if she lets Reed into her bed, does she stand a chance of keeping him out of her heart?

BOOK REVIEW:

One Night of Scandal is the second installment in the After Hours series, but this time we learn a little more about bad boy Reed and A. J’s girlfriend Darcy. I have to confess I might like Reed and Darcy’s story more than Gage and Skyler’s, and I adored them! I felt that there was something between Reed and Darcy in the first book, so it was really easy to feel their chemistry right off the bat in this book. I also think I related more to Darcy, she a teacher and some things she said were something I can see myself saying like, “How do I even phrase it? What does Ecstasy even come in? Hits? Pills? Fingers, you know like whiskey?”.

Again this installment had enough smut in this book for people that enjoy it and a story line that makes you love every single character. I can’t not wait to see what is in store for A.J next.

BOOK EXCERPT:

“Darcy, wait. Seriously. Come on, wait up.”

She kept up the brisk pace, ignoring Reed’s increasingly annoyed shouts from behind

her. Her heels snapped on the pavement in an angry click-clack as she barreled down

the sidewalk. She’d taken five more steps when a heavy hand clapped on her shoulder.

“Must you always be so damn difficult?” His aggravated rumble heated the back of her

neck.

Darcy twirled around to face him. “Dude, just go away.”

His lips twitched. “Can I at least apologize first, dude?”

“No.”

He grasped her arm before she could walk away. “What do you mean, no?”

“Should I say it in a different language so you can understand? Fine. Non. Nein. Niet.

Nej. Nai. Um—”

“Nai?”

“That’s Japanese,” she said haughtily. “Duh.”

“Do I even want to ask why you can say the word no in so many languages?”

She blew a strand of hair out of her eyes. “I’m a teacher, Reed. I know things.”

His deep chuckle sent an unexpected—and extremely unwelcome—shiver scurrying

through her. Before tonight, she’d never felt anything even close to warmth or

awareness toward this man, but somehow her system had shortcircuited, and now she

couldn’t stop staring at his mouth. His firm and surprisingly sensual mouth. And all that

dark stubble sweeping across his strong jaw… She wanted to run her fingertips over it

and feel those bristles scratching her skin.

No, you don’t.

Right. Of course she didn’t.

God, what on earth did the Krib’s bartenders put in their drinks? Those shooters were

obviously messing with her head.

Sizzling Saturdays: One Night of Sin by Elle Kennedy

Published January 17, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

One Night of Sin (After Hours, #1)

Title- One Night of Sin

Author- Elle Kennedy

Publisher- Entangled Publishing

Amazon- http://goo.gl/hNRINV

BOOK SUMMERY:

Sometimes it’s good to be bad…

When it comes to sex, good girl Skyler Thompson always plays it safe, choosing stable and sedate over wild and thrilling. She doesn’t do one-night-stands, but one look at sinfully sexy Gage Holt and she’s willing to reconsider. He makes her want to be bad for once in her life, and she’s prepared to take what she wants.

Danger follows former MMA fighter Gage Holt like a shadow. Despite his successes as part owner of Sin, an exclusive nightclub in Boston, Gage can’t risk getting involved with a woman, especially one as sweet as Skyler. Still, he can’t resist a taste—and it’s so damn good he has to see her again.

As addicted as he is to her, Gage knows there’s no future for him and Skyler—not with his past lurking in the dark corners of an MMA cage. But Skylar’s tougher than she looks, and she’s ready to fight for her man.

BOOK REVIEW:

Being that One Night of Sin is under 200 pages it was a quick read, but that doesn’t mean Ms. Kennedy didn’t make us fall in love with the book any less. There was enough smut in this book for people that enjoy it and a story line that makes you love every single character. I kind of like that there was no big drama in this story, Gage and his three best friends are owners of a new club called Sin, when he has a run in with a beautiful girl named Skyler, he can’t deny the attraction.

As characters I loved both Gage and Skyer! I like that Skyler was the good girl and Gage brought out the bad in her. Ms. Kennedy also allowed a little glimpse to the character that will be in the next books and I must say, I think that is something more going on with Reed than he likes to admit!!

BOOK EXCEPT:

He rummaged in his pocket for his e-cigarette, lifted his head—and froze.

His blue-eyed angel sat eight feet away. Slender body up on the wooden crate next to the staff

door, chestnut-brown hair falling over one shoulder, dress riding up her thighs to reveal long,

silky legs.

He sucked in a breath. Lord, she was even more appealing up close. Not beautiful in the

Hollywood sense, but intriguingly attractive in a very real way. The enormous blue eyes were

her best feature, and her mouth was just pouty enough to conjure up the image of plump lips

wrapped around his dick.

Gage cleared his throat. “You shouldn’t be out here.”

She jumped at the sound of his voice, head swiveling and gaze flying to his. She instantly

hopped off the crate, smoothing out the front of her dress as a frown creased her lips. “Why

not?”

“A pretty girl all alone in an alley at midnight—I don’t think it needs much more explanation than

that.” He inhaled a quick drag of the e-cigarette. The mint-flavored vapor was no substitute for a

real smoke, and he wasn’t sure why he even bothered with it.

“I just needed some air.” Her voice was huskier than he’d imagined it would be. Sexier. “I’ll go

back inside soon.”

Wait—she’d only come outside for air? And her date had been asking about prostitutes in her

absence? Wow. Real stand-up guy.

“It’s so crowded in there,” she added.

“Nightclubs usually are,” he said dryly.

“Yeah, I guess they are. I’m not much of a clubber, but Mick wouldn’t take no for an answer. He

said I haven’t lived until I’ve gone to Sin.” A sigh slipped out. “It’s our first date…”

Gage waited for her to continue. When she didn’t, he filled in the rest. “And you’re not at all into

him.”

“Why do you say that?”

His gaze slid back to hers, slow and purposeful. “Because if you were, you wouldn’t have been

eye-fucking me all night.”

Her breath hitched, cheeks growing the most appealing shade of pink.

He had to laugh. “Am I wrong?”

The denial he’d expected didn’t come. “No, you’re not wrong.”

Sizzling Saturdays: Pretty Shameless by Jodi Linton

Published January 10, 2015 by adventuresinbooklandblog

Pretty Shameless (Deputy Laney Briggs, #2)

Title- Pretty Shamless

Author- Jodi Linton

Publisher- Entangled Publishing

Amazon- http://goo.gl/rWBFYn

BOOK SUMMERY:

The only rules she follows are her own…

Wherever deputy Laney Briggs goes, trouble always follows behind—except when Laney is the trouble. Right now, Laney is on the hunt for her not-so-bright cousin, who is wanted for gun smuggling. But there’s a sexy, hot-assed Texas Ranger on the same case, and Laney would bet her britches (and everything else she’s wearing) that Gunner Wilson knows something she doesn’t. It just requires a bit of sexy espionage…

Gunner knows all too well just how damned distracting Laney and her little red cowboy boots can be. The pure, unadulterated want between them has never been stronger—and Gunner can’t resist making her crazy. But even as she gives into every carnal craving for Gunner, Laney is determined to get her answers, one mind-meltingly hot night at a time. The only question is whether she’ll be ready for the truth…

BOOK REVIEW:

I had a little trouble getting through this book. I am not sure if it was the fact that I never read any of the other books I this series or that it was not what I expected it to be. I love mystery and suspenseful book, but I felt there wasn’t that much if it in this book. I felt as though the elements of this were over shadowed by all the characters lust for one another. Not to mention I wasn’t too sure was going on with Laney’s cousin, nothing was really explained. All I knew was he was in a lot of trouble, but unclear on what kind of trouble.

As for the characters I felt little for their relationship. It felt that it was all about lust between Laney and Gunner. They never were able to have a full conversation and when they tried it just turned into sex. There was one scene where Gunner opened up to Laney and I truly enjoyed that part.

I do not think this was a bad book by all means, it just wasn’t for me. I know that a lot of readers will enjoy this novel, but I do recommend reading the first installment before the second.

Sizzling Saturdays: Make Me, Take Me Author by Amanda Usen

Published December 27, 2014 by adventuresinbooklandblog

Make Me, Take Me (Entangled Brazen)

Title- Make Me, Take Me

Author- Amanda Usen

Publisher- Entangled Publishing

Amazon- http://goo.gl/XPhGZN

BOOK SUMMERY:

He’s every fantasy she’s ever had… Betsy Mouton knows that easy doesn’t last forever. She’s working her butt off to launch the Last Call Café so her family can leave the New Orleans bar business—and its heartaches—behind forever. That is, until the hottest one-night-stand of her life shows up next door, twice as uncompromising and two million times hotter, offering to buy the bar and send the Moutons to Easy Street.  Hotelier Quinton James has never forgotten the unbelievably hot night he and Betsy shared. Never forgotten how beautifully she submitted to him, or how he found the only peace he’s ever known in her arms. Now that Betsy is the only thing standing in the way of his new hotel, she’s the one in control. But there’s more at stake than her cafe or laying their past to rest—Quin wants a future. With her. All he has to do is convince her…one sensual command at a time.

MY REVIEW:

Entangled Publishing’s Brazen genre is never disappointed with it comes to being a hot read and Make Me, Take Me is no different. The relationship between the main characters, Betsy and Quin, was all about sex throughout the whole book.

There was a back story between Betsy and Quin and why they couldn’t allow themselves to trust each other. Even though there was more to the book and a lot of character development, I could not find a connection with the characters, which made the read a slow one.

I loved that there was the fairy tale side of the book; Betsy would refer to Quin as the Prince Charming she knew would leave her. I loved the whole party aspect, which was just like Cinderella. Who doesn’t want a night where she is invited to a ball and treated like a princess? I know I would love that!!

Sizzling Saturdays- Taking Control by Nina Croft

Published December 20, 2014 by adventuresinbooklandblog

Taking Control

Title- Taking Control

Author- Nina Croft

Publisher- Entangled Publishing

BOOK SUMMERY:

Why play nice when you can be naughty?

Jessica Bauer is aces when it comes to security, but the PR side? Not so much. Now she has a chance to take over Knight Securities―if she plays nice with the next client. Unfortunately, that client happens to be Declan McCabe. And it’s too bad someone wants him dead, because after he broke her heart ten years ago, Jessica would have cheerfully murdered him herself.

Declan has taken his dad’s not-so-reputable company and turned it around, and in the process, he’s attracted the attention of some vicious killers. The only perk is being reunited with Jessica, who Declan still wants so much he can barely see straight. But Jessica has a plan of her own. She’ll protect Declan. She’ll have unbelievably hot sex with him.  And when the job is finished, she’ll move on. Except that this time, Declan isn’t so willing to walk away…

MY REVIEW:

I have some mixed feelings about this book; I really enjoyed the bander between the two main characters, Jessica and Declan. I didn’t at all feel the connection between them though, what I did feel was lust.

Jess was a story leading lady and had the job of protecting Declan from a threat, but she ended up not only protecting him, but her heart as well, always afraid to get too close to him. I enjoyed that she was such a strong leading lady, that was set out to protect him.

I really enjoy second chance stories, but this one did give me the feeling that others have in the past. There were plenty of sexy and hot scenes between Jess and Declan.

Sizzling Saturdays- The Surrogate Husband by Wynter Daniels

Published December 6, 2014 by adventuresinbooklandblog

The Surrogate Husband

Title- The Surrogate Husband

Author- Wynter Daniels

Publisher- Entangled Publishing

Lucy Hamilton owns a lingerie store, her business is doing great! She is opening up a second location, and she has a man for when she wants one for the night, things couldn’t get any better in her eyes. Then her mother walks into the shop with a little confession, while Lucy’s Aunt Bev was sick, she told her that Lucy has gotten married. Now that Aunt Bev is better, her mother has not confessed to Aunt Bev about the ruse. The bad news doesn’t even shop there! Aunt Bev is going to be attending an upcoming family wedding and cannot wait to meet Lucy’s husband.

Now that Lucy has to find a rent out a husband for the wedding, Lucy’s mom interjects and asks Lucy’s new accountant Dex Levian, who is beyond sexy! To Lucy’s surprise Dex agrees to help her out.

I loved how Dex and Lucy were polar opposites of each other! Dex was a clean cut business man who liked to keep things organized and in order. Whereas Lucy was a wild child who seeks out thrills and dressed a lot sexier than Dex is used to. I think in this case the saying “opposites attract” is certainly the case, there was an undeniable attraction between the two and they did a great job complimenting each other.

Sizzling Saturdays: Out of the Dark by April Emerson

Published November 29, 2014 by adventuresinbooklandblog
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Release Date: December 4 , 2014
Published by The Writers Coffee Shop
Genre: FICTION/Romance/General
ISBN e-book:   978-1-61213-288-4
Available from: Amazon, Kobo, Barnes and Noble, and TWCS PHMy Review

This was the first book that I have read by April Emerson and enjoyed it. I really didn’t think I would, since the story was about a woman being engaged to one man and falling in love with another man.

Carina Porter’s parents have given a trip to Italy as a graduation gift, this way she could explore the cuisine and have an adventure. This gives her the opportunity to be another person, do things she would never do. As soon as she is on the plane a man sits next to her and she is instantly under his spell. Stefan and Carina talk about their lives and he dazzles her with his life on the vineyard. Once they are off the plane and it is time to say goodbye, Stefan offers Carina to come stay with him and come to the vineyard. Normally she would say no, but this is the new Carina, and she agrees to go with him. She is given more taken when she spends more time at the vineyard with Stefan but not everything thing as it seems, especially her feelings once she meets Stefan’s nephew, Lorenzo.

As soon as Carina came to the vineyard she was introduced to Stefan’s servants, there is more to their story then meets the eye and Carina uncovers it. I think it was very interesting that the love triangle between the servants was a bit of a foreshadow of how her relationship would be between herself, Stefan and Lorenzo.

As a boyfriend/fiancé, Stefan, was very absent. At first things were great they did things together, but once Stefan was in his business world, he was never around. When he was around he wasn’t really there. He seemed to never truly listen to Carina, there were many times where she would say, “Don’t you remember? I told you I like _____”. He wasn’t only absent with her, but his family as well. Lucy was a young girl in his family and had not attachment to him, as much as he seemed to care for her. Lorenzo on the other hand was always listening and asking Carina what was wrong, he remembered everything she told him as well. Family was everything to him and as a reader I could feel how much they adored him as well.

I found the end of the story very interesting and had many thoughts of, but I of course do not want to spoil that for anyone who wants to read this story.

~~SUMMARY~~

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Everyone makes choices in life. Carina Porter may have made the wrong one.

After graduating college, she sits beneath her complimentary blanket in first class dreaming of grand adventures when she lands in Italy. Carina always put others first, but now, she’s resolved to indulge in an extraordinary vacation alone in Tuscany. Finally free from the demands of school and family, she’s determined to break away from her sensible nature and take risks. When a handsome man sits beside her on the plane, those daydreams vanish.

Stefan Savano is dashing and handsome. As he shares tales of his family and vineyard, Carina is swept away by his charm. After a brief courtship, Carina falls hard, but events come to light that make her question whether Stefan is as kind-hearted as he appears to be.

Things aren’t as they seem at Savano vineyard. Carina seeks answers, but it seems everyone is keeping a secret. When Stefan’s nephew, Enzo, pays a visit to the estate she’s drawn to his kind and free-spirited nature, and they form a friendship. Stefan becomes preoccupied with work, and when Enzo’s stay ends, Carina finds herself feeling isolated. It is then that illness and responsibilities require Stefan and Carina to return to his small vineyard in quaint Ravine Creek, New York.

There, Carina meets Stefan’s entire family and the time she spends with Enzo becomes more frequent. She tries to deny her traitorous feelings for him, but their attraction grows each day.

When Carina experiences a tragedy, she learns what true love means and must choose between an unhappy existence and a life of passion.

Her decision could do more than destroy a family—it could be fatal.
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~~ABOUT THE AUTHOR~~

aemersonApril Emerson moved to New York City after graduating from college with a degree in literature. As a nature lover, living in the city was a culture shock, but she soon began to enjoy being surrounded by so much energy. Submerged in perpetual crowds, April developed a fondness for people  watching, which inspired her to start writing. Drawn to both the light and dark of humanity, she strives to tell sexy and romantic stories with exquisitely complex characters. When she isn’t writing, she loves listening to music or reading a good book while enjoying a glass of wine.




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Praise for Out of the Dark 
“I could recommend this book. It’s hot and I really liked the suspense element. I hope to read a book a out Stefan and his life after Carina.”  – Liz  Goodreads Review
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