Wednesday, 20 September 2017

I can't wait for...NO OTHER DUKE WILL DO by Grace Burrowes




Can't-Wait Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted here, at Wishful Endings, to spotlight and discuss the books we're excited about that we have yet to read. Generally they're books that have yet to be released. It's based on Waiting on Wednesday, hosted by the fabulous Jill at Breaking the Spine. If you're continuing with WOW, feel free to link those up as well! Find out more here.




"...she's impressed by...his vast library."  
How can I not be tempted by a heroine who loves books and reading? The author is new to me, so I hope I discover a new writer to follow.  Although, this is book three in a series, I have it on good authority No Other Duke Will Do can be enjoyed as a standalone novel.



NO OTHER DUKE WILL DO
by Grace Burrowes (Windham Brides #3)
Forever Mass Market Paperback; $7.99; 9781455570010;
Release date: November 7



Julian St. David, Duke of Haverford, is barely keeping his head above water in a sea of inherited debts. Though he has a long-term plan to restore the family finances, his sister has a much faster solution: host a house party for London's single young ladies and find Julian a wealthy bride.

Elizabeth Windham has no interest in marriage, but a recent scandal has forced her hand. As much as she'd rather be reading Shakespeare than husband-hunting, she has to admit she's impressed by Julian's protective instincts, broad shoulders, and, of course, his vast library.

As the two spend more time together, their attraction is overwhelming, unexpected... and absolutely impossible. With meddling siblings, the threat of financial ruin, and gossips lurking behind every potted palm, will they find true love or true disaster?




Tuesday, 19 September 2017

FOREVER PARTNERS WITH CRAVE TO GIVE ROMANCE FANS MORE OF THEIR FAVORITE READS



FOREVER PARTNERS WITH CRAVE TO GIVE ROMANCE FANS MORE OF THEIR FAVORITE READS

Four Novels Published By Forever Will Be Available On Crave, An Interactive App For Romance Readers on September 19

Crave is a free app that lets users read the best releases in the romance genre with exclusive extra content you won’t find anywhere else, including text exchanges, GIFs, quotes cards, polls and more. The first chapter is always free and then users decide if they’d like to purchase the rest of the book. Crave offers users an incredible new way to connect with the storytellers they love and the characters they crave.

Each story released on Crave is serialized into bite-sized chapters that are sent to users who purchased the book on a daily basis, offering a fun new way to enjoy romance novels on the go. Readers receive a notification each day when the next chapter is available, and a new piece of the story is revealed. Users can also purchase credits (or invite their friends and earn them) to fast-forward and receive tomorrow’s chapter, today.

On September 19 readers can find new experiences with three beloved novels plus be introduced to one brand-new story.

This Man by #1 New York Times bestselling author Jodi Ellen Malpas
Young interior designer Ava O’Shea has no idea what awaits her at the Manor. A run-of-the-mill consultation with a stodgy country gent seems likely, but what Ava finds instead is Jesse Ward—a devastatingly handsome, utterly confident, pleasure-seeking playboy who knows no boundaries. Ava doesn’t want to be attracted to this man, and yet she can’t control the overwhelming desire that he stirs in her. She knows that her heart will never survive him and her instinct is telling her to run, but Jesse is not willing to let her go. He wants her and is determined to have her.

“You can’t help but fall in love with these characters.” –Scandalicious Book Reviews

Four Letter Word by New York Times bestselling author J. Daniels
Sydney Paige was never so mortified to hear the words “wrong number” in her life. She meant to tell off the guy who broke her best friend’s heart, but unleashed her anger on a perfect stranger instead. And now her world is turned upside down by the captivating man who wants to keep her on the line. Brian Savage is living a life he’s quickly come to hate—until Sydney’s wild rant has him hooked and hungry for more. Soon the sexy woman on the phone becomes the lover in his bed. But Brian has secrets, and the closer he lets Syd get, the harder it is to shield her from the devastating mistakes of his past.

“Holy freaking hotness, I have WILD LOVE for this book!!” –Aestas Book Blog

Furious Rush by New York Times bestselling author S.C. Stephens
For Mackenzie Cox, racing motorcycles is in her blood. Born into a family legacy, she's determined to stand out her rookie year. But her family rival's newest racing prodigy--the exceedingly arrogant, outrageously attractive Hayden Hayes--keeps distracting her. The stakes are high and her family's future is on the line. Kenzie needs a win, and she also needs to stay away from Hayden. Unfortunately for her though, one thing has become all too clear: she can't. Fueled by passion, driven by desire, Hayden and Mackenzie both want to win more than anything else. Except for, maybe, each other. But anger, jealousy and extreme competitiveness aren't their only obstacles.

“Furious Rush is everything Stephens is known for in a brand spankin’ new package. It’s angsty, it’s swoony, it’s unbelievably sexy.” –Southern Belle Book Blog

Arrogant Bastard by Zara Cox
I'm known as the Black Widow because the desires I hide inside are pure poison. I was a different person once. Faith, a young wife, hoping to become a mother. My life was pleasant. Stable. It was hell. Until Killian Knight opened my eyes to a world of espionage and intrigue. He saw something in me, something I was too afraid to acknowledge. I didn't want to be excited by the danger. Didn't want to crave the wicked passion only he could provide. But I did want, so now I run. And I pay.

I never meant to corrupt her, but I'm not sorry. After all, I'm already damned. After four years of searching and longing, I've finally found her. Faith, the one person in the world I breathe for. She lives beneath my skin as surely as I wear proof of our transgressions inked on my body. And like the forbidden fruit that doomed us from the beginning, our end is inevitable. We lived with no regret. We loved without inhibition. We betrayed those closest to us. We killed for that love. Now...we will burn in hell together.

# # #

Crave is available for free download for the iPhone and Android platforms.

For all the latest news from Forever and Crave be sure to follow us online!

Crave:




Forever:

Review: Find Me by Tiffany Snow

Find Me (Corrupted Hearts Book 3)Find Me by Tiffany Snow

My rating: 3 of 5 stars


3.5 stars

This third instalment of the Corrupted Hearts series picks up three months on from the end of Break Me as we dive straight into the fast pace of this third novel in the Corrupted Hearts series.

An event that should have made China the happiest woman on the planet is overshadowed as her career takes priority over her private life. She isn't happy about the direction her work has taken her and Jackson and Clark are both vying for her too. Whilst I've become more tolerant of her 'over the top' fandom obsession, she's showing a side of her personality I don't care for. Her attitude towards the men in her life is disdainful as she struggles with the pressures and expectations from every aspect of her life.

Both Jackson and Clark are likeable and gorgeous...China is a lucky girl. However, for me the reader, I'm overcome with the feeling I've been introduced to these fine male specimens before. One is a man who's too good to be true and a perfect match for the heroine. The other is edgier, a bad boy. A guy worthy of a woman's fantasy? Maybe that's why I have no opinion or preference as to who will secure China's heart because I already have a hunch who she'll choose?

Mia is the light within the darkness and her bright, bubbly personality is a welcome presence and an entertaining contrast to a love triangle that has lost my interest. I'm thankful, the suspense element of this novel keeps me enthralled as it always does with this author's novels.

My thoughts(view spoiler)

With the scene set for book four, I'll be back to find out China, Jackson and Clark's destiny, secretly hoping my gut feeling with regards to the ending is wrong and Ms. Snow delivers a grand and shocking finale I know she's capable of.

***arc generously received courtesy of Montlake Romance via NetGalley***



View all my reviews

Release Day Spotlight: On A Tuesday by Whitney G.

New Release - September 19


Amazon: http://amzn.to/2wqmsLD
Nook: http://bit.ly/2wrhUok
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2yah6kq
iBooks: http://apple.co/2u9InkE
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2tcqO6x

We met on a Tuesday.
Became best friends, then lovers, on a Tuesday.
And everything fell apart on a Tuesday…

Charlotte Taylor has three automatic strikes in my book: 1) She hates me. She also claims that I’m a “domineering jerk with a huge, overbearing ego.” (I do have something huge. It’s not my ego, though.) 2) She takes our mandatory tutoring sessions way too seriously. 3) She’s sexy as hell…And a virgin.

At least, those were her strikes before our study sessions started lasting longer than they were supposed to. Until one innocent kiss became a hundred dirty ones, and until she became the first woman I ever fell hard for.

Our future together after graduation was supposed to be set:
Professional football for me. Law school for her.

But she left me at the end of the semester with no explanation, and then she completely disappeared from my life.

Until tonight.

We met on a Tuesday.
Became everything, then nothing, on a Tuesday.
And now it’s seven years later, on a Tuesday…

**This is a full length second chance romance, inspired by Adele’s “When We Were Young”**

  

Release Day Spotlight: The Queen by Skye Warren

New Release - September 19


The Queen (#2)
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2tRIwZS
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/2t9Zs1o
iBooks: http://apple.co/2t9Li0C
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2rQlIta

The King (#1)
Amazon: http://amzn.to/2nOuBC2
iBooks: http://apple.co/2oR5Bxe
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/2o21BZN
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2oUpD71
Google: http://bit.ly/2sNlmGI

THE FINAL BOOK IN THE MASTERPIECE DUET!

I have one chance at a new life. A college education. A future outside of Tanglewood's dark walls. For a breathless moment it seems like I might actually escape.

Then I get a phone call from home.

Damon Scott is my own personal dragon, the fight I've always lost, the secret hope of my heart. And he needs my help right now. Only my mind can solve the puzzle. Only my presence can keep him sane as the city fights against him.

Only my heart can unlock a man with such a tragic past.

This is my final gamble, with everything at stake. One last game to win a future for both of us.

And a love strong enough to break the city apart.

THE QUEEN is the final novel in the bestselling Masterpiece duet, about a game of lies and loyalty, of betrayal and power, and ascension to the city's throne.
 


Monday, 18 September 2017

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?



It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week.  It's a great post to organise yourself. It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye's Blog   and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date. And here we are!





Life right now!

Temperatures are dropping along with some of the leaves from the trees. Apples are starting to ripen in the garden and nighttime temperatures are down to single figures (°C) So far, no frost. As we've had so much rain over the summer and the beginning of Autumn, there are plenty of wild mushroom and toadstools around like this Coral Mushroom. At the end of next week, my son begins his week-long Autumn holiday...where is the time going?







What am I currently reading?

Dear Bridget, I Want You by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland

Dear Bridget,
I’m writing this letter because it’s highly doubtful I’ll ever garner the courage to say this to your face.
So, here goes.
We’re totally wrong for each other. You’re the proper single mum with a good head on your shoulders. I’m just the carefree British doctor passing through town and temporarily living in your converted garage until I head back to England.
But here’s the thing… for some bloody reason, I can’t stop thinking about you in very inappropriate ways.
I want you.
The only reason I’m even admitting all of this to you right now is because I don’t believe it’s one-sided. I notice your eyes when you look at me, too. And as crass as I appear when we’re joking around about sex, my attraction to you is not a joke.
So, what’s the purpose of this note? I guess it’s a reminder that we’re adults, that sex is healthy and natural, and that you can find me just through the door past the kitchen. More specifically, it’s to let you know that I’m leaving said door cracked open from now on in case you’d like to visit me in the middle of the night sometime.
No questions asked.
Think about it.
Or don’t.
Whatever you choose.
It’s doubtful I’ll even end up sliding this letter under your door anyway.
Simon

Thoughts so far...

I'm at 54% on my Kindle (Chapter 22) and enjoying the novel so far, but it could be better. The hero is British, so there is plenty of British English words within the dialogue. However, when we get his point of view, it's written like the rest of the novel in America English. As letter writing between the protagonists is their thing, he uses American spelling rather than British. I know I'm probably being pedantic but as a Brit and native British English speaker, it just makes such a character less authentic. I've seen this happen before with books written by non-British writers but for those who are not as familiar with the differences between the two languages, it never becomes an issue because they don't know any better. For me, it's disappointing.

Book(s) I've read this past week?

It's been a busy week leaving not a lot of time to devote to reading. Therefore I only managed two books: In Pieces by Danielle Pearl and Such A Pretty Girl by Tess Diamond


What are you reading?


Friday, 15 September 2017

The Friday 56: Caught Looking by Jody Holford


Rules:
*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your ereader (If you have to improvise, that's ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don't spoil it)
*Post it.
* Head over to Frida's Voice to find more #Friday56




56% on Kindle: Caught Looking by Jody Holford

She smiled, soothed by the tone in his voice. He hadn't said the words to her earlier, but she suspected Ryan was falling every bit as much as she was.

(blurb)

Sometimes loving enough means letting go…

Major league baseball player, Ryan Walker, takes a mandatory leave of absence to escape the paparazzi and the false drug charges against him. All he wants is a little peace of mind out in the middle of nowhere.

Eager to rid herself of the empty socialite life, Frankie Vaughn moves to a rundown home in Minnesota that she inherited from her aunt. But Frankie is shocked at what she discovers inside: three young boys. When Ryan discovers that Frankie, his new neighbor, has taken on the three homeless kids as her own, he has a new hope for humanity.

Despite how easily and lovingly Ryan takes to Frankie and the boys, his past just might be the reason Frankie can't adopt the boys. Now, Ryan must choose between loving them or letting them go. Can he walk away from what he's been looking for all along?