Wednesday 31 July 2019

✪ Work Violation (Cook County #2) ✪ BJ Harvey ✪

Ronnie Nelson likes to be chased.
Jaxon Cook loves a challenge.

Ronnie wants a man who pulls out all the stops.
Jax doesn't stop until he gets what he wants.

Seems like a match made in heaven. Until an unexpected development—of the 'call me Professor Cook' variety—makes their attraction-and what they did last Saturday night-a lot more forbidden.

Now, committing a work violation has become a forgone conclusion and the chase just became a lot more complicated.

Lucky for Ronnie, Jax loves breaking the rules.
Lucky for Jax, Ronnie does too.

ARC received from author for an honest review

Yessss!  I have been waiting for Ronnie's book since I read Work In Progress, and Ms Harvey has not disappointed with with Work Violation.

She has given me my perfect rom-com. Lots of the rom between Ronnie and Jax, and heavy on the com from everyone else.

I also liked that Work Violation was light on the angst and the drama.  Our lovelies were big on the communication, so there were not silly misunderstanding that make the reader roll their eyes.

Ronnie is just one of those characters that you can't help but adore.  She is sassy, she is funny, and she is a woman who goes after what she wants.

And I need to know where I can find my own Jax  He is smart, sexy, artistic, good with his hands ๐Ÿ˜‹

After a long time of knowing each other, it is a treat to fall in love with them as they get to "know" each other, and I fell in love with them before they fell for each other.

There is an almost 8 year old Axel who stole my heart in the first book, and now makes me want one of him for myself (and I am the least maternal woman on the planet lol).

I love how close knit the Cook family is, and their extended family is wonderful.

There is set up for the next book in this series, so please don't keep me waiting too long Ms Harvey!

BJ Harvey is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Bliss Series. She regards herself as a smut peddler, suspense conjurer, and a funny romance thinker upper. An avid music fan, you will always find her singing some hit song badly and loving every minute of it. She’s a wife, a mom to two beautiful girls, and hails from what she considers as the best country in the world—New Zealand—although she currently lives in Perth, Australia.

✪ Until December (Until Her/Him #8) ✪ Aurora Rose Reynolds ✪ Blog Tour • Giveaway ✪


Gareth Black is drawn to December Mayson the moment he spots her across the room at her cousin’s wedding. When he approaches the beautiful woman, she captivates him with her shyness and wit, making him crave her.

With a pull so strong it’s impossible to ignore, December knows there’s something between her and Gareth. She just hopes they’re capable of jumping the hurdles ahead of them. 

Two boys, an ex, a surprise that will change everything, and a disgruntled co-worker, guarantee these two will have their work cut out for them if they are going to find their happily ever after.

ARC received for an honest review

It feels like forever since I have read about a Mayson boom - and I know it is all my fault as I have missed a few of these books - but oh how my heart sings as I read another of the Until series.

Aurora Rose Reynolds never lets me down when it comes to one of her Until books.  Always sweet, a lot of sassy and sexy thrown in and mixed around to give me a few wonderful hours  of pure escapism with a smile on my dial.

December and Gareth's story is full of swoon, and lust and sexy times and most of all, you can feel the love coming off the pages.

I liked that there wasn't any real OTT drama.  It was all kinds of sweet and adorable - just what my mind set needs at the moment. I particularly adored December's connection with Gareth's boys.

I loved how Gareth drew December out of her shell, and I loved how she brought this man to love again.

Sigh... really, that is all I can do after reading this - and every other ARR book.

Now I cannot wait until we get the next BOOM!


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Aurora Rose Reynolds is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author whose wildly popular series include Until, Until Him, Until Her, Underground Kings and Shooting Stars.

Her writing career started in an attempt to get the outrageously alpha men who resided in her head to leave her alone and has blossomed into an opportunity to share her stories with readers all over the world.

Tuesday 30 July 2019

✪ K. Bromberg ✪ RESIST ✪ #TheWickedWaysDuet1 ✪

©   Bianca  ✰  Janeane  ✰ 

 • 30 July 2019
Book #1 in the WICKED WAYS Duet
• #2 - REVEAL - will be out in 24 September!
4.5 Stars
Who says you have to play by the rules to get what you want?

Agreeing to meet Ryker Lockhart is my first mistake. Rich, handsome, and more than intriguing, he thinks blackmail will bend me to his will.

But he’s wrong.

I may have done a few things that weren’t exactly legal, but I have my own reasons for that. The last thing I’m going to do is let some high-powered divorce attorney come into my life, have my body, and rule my heart. Not to mention ruin everything that I have carefully built in just a short amount of time.

But as much as I try to resist him, and against my better judgment, there is something about him that has me agreeing to his proposal.

I’m putting everything on the line for him. I just hope I won’t lose everything when this is all over.

Vaughn and Ryker.
(Vaughn is a girl by the way! )

Vaughn runs an escort service in Manhattan. She only has to do it for as long as it takes to make all the money she needs to pay back her debt. We don't know yet where she came from, what happened to her, what all that money is for or who/what she's afraid of - but there's definitely a lot of story there.

Ryker is a successful divorce attorney and he hires one of Vaughn's girls. But that girl isn't able to work that day - so Vaughn's only solution is to go herself!


But yep - it's a duet - so there will be a bit of a cliffy!


I Loved it!!!

Well, I didn't really love-love it in the beginning. I don't know what it was exactly. Maybe it was my mood when I started reading. Or it was the fact that I don't want my heroine to be a criminal and my hero to hire said criminal? No idea. But the beginning of the book wasn't my thing.
But it got better. It's interesting and funny and sexy to see how Vaughn tries to resist Ryker. It's adorable to see why Vaughn needs the money, why she needs to be done with that Escort life asap.

I didn't much love the whole back and forth. That's just something that I don't need in my books. We could've put those two books into one and it would've been a great story. But the way Kristy did it - it's just too long and too much redundant stuff was put in there to fill two books. PLUS we get the cliffy and have to wait MONTHS! I hate that - I'm suffering from #Booksalzheimers and as a busy bookblogger I don't have time to re-read the first book when the 2nd one comes out. I should just not read duets or series - or at least not until all books have been released! Grr.

BUT - this story was definitely interesting and sexy and fun and adorable! I really liked reading it. Don't listen to my stupid bad-reading-mood-ramblings. I sooo need to know how Vaughn & Ryker's story will end in book #2!

RESIST was a great Escort-Lawyer Romance! Lots of adorable, fun, sexy & serious moments! Run to your nearest amazon for your own Ryker - this one is MINE!!! ☺

ARC received for an honest review

Firstly, I love the purple on the cover - it catches my eye every time I see it.

Wow! This story has bit of everything. A lot of sexy, a bit of suspensish, a little tense and a lotta sexual attention.

Ryker and Vaughn's story (wait, don't be like me and at first as I was reading think this was a M/M story - our lovely lady is Vaughn!) is one of games, of power plays, and of falling.

I loved the push/pull between our lovelies - it is bite and snark and all kinds of phone calls and hanging up and waiting to see who would cave first.

The thing though was that the steam was not really there for me.  Sure, there was attraction by the boatload, but the sizzle factor wasn't up there.  This is probably a me thing though and nothing to do with the book.

Yes, we were cliffhangered, however as soon as I saw it was part 1 I knew that was going to be so it didn't bother me.  The thing that happens at the cliffy I could see happening a mile away, so I was like "guys, come on now you're better than this" - though I am looking forward to seeing how it all plays out in the second book.


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New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love.
She’s a mixture of most of her female characters: sassy, intelligent, stubborn, reserved, outgoing, driven, emotional, strong, and wears her heart on her sleeve. All of which she displays daily with her husband and three children where they live in Southern California.
On a whim, K. Bromberg decided to try her hand at this writing thing. Since then she has written The Driven Series (Driven, Fueled, Crashed, Raced, Aced), the standalone Driven Novels (Slow Burn, Sweet Ache, Hard Beat, and Down Shift (Releasing 10/4/16)), and a short story titled UnRaveled. She is currently finishing up Sweet Cheeks a standalone novel out at the end of 2016.
Her plans for 2017 include a sports romance duet (The Player (#1) and The Catch (#2)) and the Everyday Heroes series (Cuffed (#1), Combust (#2), and Cockpit (#3). She also published a novella for the 1,001 Dark Night series.
She loves to hear from her readers so make sure you check her out on social media.