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Book Review for Loving Nicole by Jordan Marie

 

 Loving Nicole 

 
by Jordan Marie
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Reviewed by: Angels
Format:Kindle
Published: Jordan Marie and AmazonDigital
Source: Purchased Copy
Genre: Motorcycle Romance,Erotica Romance,Bad Boys
 


 
Blurb

NICOLE 

I'm marrying my soulmate. 
We're having a baby. Life is perfect.
But having it all, means you have everything to lose. 
In the blink of an eye, all my dreams slip through my fingers like grains of sand. 

DRAGON 

I have it all. 
My woman has my ring on her finger, my baby in her belly and my club is healing. 
Then everything goes to hell. 
Nicole thinks we're done. 
We are not. She's mine

*****
Love makes the strong weak. 
Will loving Nicole bring Dragon to his knees?
When dark secrets from the past surface, will it be the end of the Savage Brothers MC?

 
My Review


 
Omg! Another fantastic read by Jordan Marie
We meet these characters in Breaking Dragon and now Nicole is back with her own story.This book turned out to be just and steamy as the first and I loved this one as well.
 
I will say that I love this authors style of writing.She engages your interest in the character she is writing about right on from the onset once you start reading.Her books are intense steamy and filled with a dominate male's and foul mouth possessive men.
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This story is was fast paced and engaging.There is a lot happening in the club at this point one mishap after another, making the story full of drama and danger.Nicole and Dani are involved in their own drama as well and walking a dangerous path.Just imagine the consequences of these secrets once they come to life once their men find out about them.Do we see explosions and a**spankings in their future for these two as they always threaten to do when they put themselves in danger hum .....
 
I loved this story from cover to cover a recommend read if you love MC Romance and Bad Boys.I normally have a favorite character to rave about but this time around its to hard to choose there are so many characters involved just to choose one. All the characters personalities involved just made this story just more fantastic. This story is about Nicole and her adjusting to club life and belonging to a possessive and dominate male and learning to except her choices.I will say that Nicole surprised me because she is pretty laid back character but we saw the claws come out like a fire breathing dragon with added sass and backbone.
 
I loved being on the journey with Dragon and Nicole and their amazing journey of love ,happiness,sadness,heartbreak,danger, it was an amazing ride to be part of.This story tugged at your emotions for sure.I love when you read a story like this when you laugh and cry are on pins in needles the rest of the time on what's going to happen next.I love how the author's stories are in a series so we can follow her character's from book to book.Although this is a series each book acts like a standalone and reading them out of order is okay.But, once you start the series you will want to jump right into the next .I never start a book by this author without reading it from cover to cover before putting it down and I hope you do to.
 
We are giving this story 5 stars another favorite that goes on the keeper shelf to read overtime yet again.I have so far not picked up any title from this author that I did not love.If you love erotica,hot and possessive dominate men who curse up a storm and are crude and well as pigs and man whores and an author who write really hot sex scenes and have really big hearts her stories are for you.
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Jordan Marie is the alter ego of a small town country girl. She released her first book in January of 2015 and has been blown away by the amazing support. She's grateful for each and every reader that has taken the time to read her stories and in the process get to know the men and women that live in her mind. She likes to create a book that takes you on an emotional journey whether tears, laughter (or both) or just steamy hot fun (or all 3). She loves to connect with readers. 
 
 
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Release Date: December 6, 2016 
Genre: Romance, Erotica, Bad Boys, Contemporary
 
This smoking hot collection contains three naughty romance stories that will get your engines purring.
 
All of these stories are free of cheating and they all end with a happily ever after!
 
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It’s time these naughty slaves were taught a thing or two…

 
Which obedient slave will be the first to break from all the rigorous training?

 
How will these smoking hot bad boys use their hot new play toys?

 
Can you handle 600 pages of guilt free, no-strings-attached, action?

 

This hot anthology includes two, full-length romance novels, 24 erotic short stories, and one naughty Christmas fantasy!
 
~Bad Boys, Group Fun, Alpha Males, Billionaires, BDSM, Slaves, Uniforms, Brats, Rough, Romance, Erotica, Training~ 
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From “Money Eyes” a story in the “Obedience Training” collection:
Bad boys never change... Do they?
Cassandra Levant:He was the best man at my best friend’s wedding and he had a hell of a reputation. Tall, handsome, full-of-himself, how could I resist? The cocky bad boy drew me in, and no amount of logic could convince me to let him go.

The first time we met, I didn’t exactly make a good first impression. Mistaking someone for a stripper doesn’t really land you in their good books, does it?
I mean, what are the chances that he arrives at the exact time the stripper is supposed to turn up? Give a girl a break!
Then again, what are the chances that three weeks later he’d end up being my hot new boss?
He thinks he has the edge over me. It’s about time this play boy was brought back down to Earth.
Aaron Maxfield:After an embarrassing first meeting with Cassandra, payback was the only thing on my mind. I wanted her, and I knew she wouldn’t dare resist me, but first, I was going to thoroughly enjoy pushing all her buttons.

Funnily enough, it turns out that this stunning blonde is in need of a new job, and I happen to be hiring. Am I the luckiest guy alive or what?
I think I’ll make her my very own personal assistant. Let’s have some fun, shall we?

Read an excerpt from Rosalie's story“Oh! I’m so sorry! I wasn’t looking!” She immediately apologized before she even got a chance to see who it was that she’d jolted. It was the boy with the blue eyes! At first, she didn’t recognize him because he had on jeans without rips, and a plain t-shirt instead of a leather jacket. His face was freshly shaven, and she could still smell the sweet shaving gel he’d used.
“It’s fine.” He kept staring at her, and she blushed. Turning back towards the front of the aisle that she’d come from, she decided that she was just going to grab a random box and get the hell out of there. “I think you might find this one to your liking.” He reached up and grabbed a box from the top shelf that she hadn’t even looked at yet, and held it out to her. Rosalie’s hand shot out of its own accord to take the box and put it in her little shopping basket.
“Thank you. And thank you for bringing back my book. I hadn’t even realized that I’d forgotten it.” Oh no! The word vomit had come out. She’d meant to say two words to him, then beat a hasty retreat, but her mouth had a mind of his own. He smiled at her, and she froze. His smile was utterly dazzling. It was like a moth being reeled in to the flame. She had to tell herself not to move any closer to him.
“It’s no problem. Enjoy your coffee.” He turned away from her, and it took her a second to realize that he was stocking the shelves. Did he work there? Something told her to just turn around and leave, but there went her mouth again.
“I’m Rosalie, by the way.” She blushed furiously.”
 

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Amber Heart gave up everything and moved to Ibiza where she parties all night and writes all day.
 
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Best Romance Novels Read in 2016 Not Published in 2016

The Year We Hid Away - Sarina Bowen Takes Two to Tackle - Jeanette Murray Louder Than Love - Jessica Topper Stealing Mercury (Arena Dogs Book 1) - Charlee Allden Kulti - Mariana Zapata His Christmas Gift (Montana Born Christmas) - Sarah Mayberry Saving the CEO (Entangled Indulgence) (49th Floor Novels) - Jenny Holiday SATED: #3 in the Fit Trilogy - Rebekah Weatherspoon Dukes Prefer Blondes - Loretta Chase Unwrapping Her Perfect Match: A London Legends Christmas Romance by Kat Latham (2014-11-06) - Kat Latham
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Here are great books I read in 2016 but that were not published during that year. 

 

I am always looking for more wonderful books. Please share your favorite reads of the year with me! 

 

In no particular order... 

 

1. The Milch Bride: by J.R. BIERY

 

A good historical western is hard to find and this one is very compelling with all the best elements of the genre. 

 

2. The Year We Hid Away by Sarina Bowen

 

This whole series was beyond great and I power read it. 

 

3. Takes Two to Tackle by Jeanette Murray

 

Wonderful sports romance. 

 

4. Louder Than Love  by Jessica Topper

 

Gah. 5 Stars. Rock Star Romance with grown people. This book. Yes.

 

5. Stealing Mercury by Charlee Allden

 

Great Science Fiction Romance World building Gladiator style. 

 

6. Kulti by Mariana Zapata

 

5 Stars. I have already reread it 3 times. The best slow burn. 

 

7. His Christmas Gift by Sarah Mayberry and Three Nights before Christmas by Kat Latham

 

A perfect pair of Christmas Romances. 

 

8. Saving the CEO by Jenny Holiday

 

Charming and sexy. 

 

9. SATED: #3 in the Fit Trilogy by Rebekah Weatherspoon

 

Fun. Hot. I love this author. 

 

10. Dukes Prefer Blondes by Loretta Chase

 

5 Star. Historical Romance doesn't get any better than this. 

 

 

Update: Explore BookLikes when works are on

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Mars is a rising star in the bear shifter Nomads MC. He has just two days to claim his Fated Mate before their bond disappears, and they have to survive a group of human traffickers who want to take them out. Mars Donner is tall, dangerous and brutally loyal. His golden eyes melt panties and make men get out of his way. He'd done his fair share of dirt, and even put a few people in the dirt, but he had lines he wouldn't cross. As long as he had his MC, his cut and his hog, he thought he could get through anything. Then he met his Fated Mate, and he knew there was no line he wouldn't cross for her. Annette Vogel is an investigative journalist and no stranger to chasing a story. Freshly back from Afghanistan, her therapist tells her that she needs to take it easy, that working through PTSD is a process. But Adrenaline junkies don't take it easy, and when she gets wind of a human trafficking circle she has to go after the story. But crossing those kinds of people can have deadly consequences, especially when the story starts chasing her.

 

 

 

Dear Agony by Georgia Cates Cover Reveal & Preorder Blitz

 
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Book Title: Dear Agony 
Author: Georgia Cates 
Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Release Date: March 1, 2017 
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DEAR AGONY: A NOVEL

Dear Agony,

You've been my shadow, following me through childhood—filling my days and nights with terror and uncertainty. You cleverly disguised yourself as some form of pain or suffering as I grew into a young woman. We were unwavering companions … until I severed our ties.

I traded homelessness on the streets of New Orleans for a luxurious bed covered by the finest linens.
I traded dumpster diving for dinner in the finest restaurants.
I traded myself to a stranger—Bastien Pascal.

I have a good life within my platonic and mutually beneficial companionship with Bash.
He’s my friend. My mentor. My roommate.
Until everything changes.

I’m not supposed to get goosebumps when his hand brushes my skin.
I’m not supposed to be eager for his soothing touch following one of my nightmares.
I’m not supposed to think about what might happen if I reached out to him in the darkness.

Falling in love with him? Preposterous . . . unavoidable.

Agony, why are you back with a vengeance to rob me of this life I’ve come to love so dearly?

I’m finally happy. Don’t ruin this for me.

Always yours,

Rose

In this epic love story, Dear Agony forges a connection between an unlikely pair—a beautiful rose entwined in barbed wire and a shipwreck sinking into the darkest depths of the ocean. This agonizing romantic novel poses some gut-wrenching questions: What does a woman do when the man she loves is planning his own demise? And how far will she go to give him something to live for?

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Dear Agony: A Novel
Georgia Cates
Bastien wasn’t lying. The man snores. Loudly.

I was awake for hours after he came to my bed. I had far too many thoughts whirling around in my head to doze off.

I’m proprietor of a sadness I hold so tightly, it’s penetrated my very being. It has wrapped itself around my heart in the form of barbed vines, warning people away. I’m buried chest deep in filth—the filth of my vile past. I’m the captain and my pain is forever my first mate.

I wake to find myself held by his strong arms. Encased in his comforting touch. Strangely, even though I’m clinging tightly to the arm wrapped around my waist, I feel . . . safe in the arms of a man. This man. It’s a first for me.

Bastien is still sleeping, his snoring proof he is unaware of our entanglement. I’m glad. I want to savor this close encounter for a while longer before I pull away.

I steal this moment like a thief, permitting myself to study his face and body without his knowledge.

His chest under my head is hard, as is his stomach beneath my hand. There’s sparse hair between his pec muscles but he has a small patch on his abdomen trailing down into the front of his pants.

I gently lift my head so I can see his face. Long, thick, dark lashes rest against his lower lids. Strong, square jawline—covered in dark whiskers, and a few sparse silver here and there, a little thicker this morning than last night. A tiny dimple in the center of his chin. Full, pink lips with a deep cupid’s bow. Straight nose, slightly asymmetrical to the right side of his face. Hmm … I haven’t noticed that until now. I bet it’s been broken. Probably playing football.

Even in sleep, Bastien’s face doesn’t completely relax. His brow remains wrinkled, the shallow crowfeet around his eyes slightly crinkled.

Lines and all, he’s handsome. Extremely so.

And stirring.

I quickly pull away and roll onto my side, my back turned to him before he fully awakens. I don’t want that awkward moment of waking and coming to face to face, forced to discuss what led him to my bed last night.

Minutes later, there’s a brief dip in the mattress and then I hear the soft click of my bedroom door closing.

He’s gone without a word.

I roll to my back and run my hand along the spot where he was lying. Still warm. Scooting closer, I press my nose into his pillow. Mmm. Woodsy. Earthy spice. Masculine.

Savoring the warmth and smell that remains in my bed after Bastien’s departure is something I shouldn’t enjoy … but I do. Very much.

Liking these things isn’t part of our agreement.

Bastien has clearly stated he doesn’t want a romantic relationship. In fact, he’s very much against it, especially with someone my age. And I refuse to ruin what we have. I like him. I think we can be very good friends.


 
 
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When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing. When she’s being domestic, she’s listening to her music and visualizing scenes for her current work in progress. Every story coming from her always has a song to inspire it.
 
daughters. She spent fourteen years as a labor and delivery nurse before she decided to pursue her dream of becoming an author and hasn’t looked back yet.
 
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Torch (Devils Souls MC Book One) by LeAnn Ashers Book Blitz

 
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Book Title: Torch (The Devils Souls MC) 
Author: LeAnn Asher 
Genre: Romantic Suspense 
Release Date: December 8, 2016 
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One moment, one ordinary day changed my life and led me to my forever.
 
Three guys tried to kidnap me.
 
One man saved me.
 
I was beyond scared. Being blind, I was already terrified of my every move, the unknown frightening.
 
His name is Torch. Once he decided I was his, he didn't let me go. Torch became everything to me: my protector, my safe haven, my husband, lover, and most of all, the father to my babies. He made me see that I didn't have to be afraid of my every step, because he would always be there to catch me before I fell.
 
Torch is the Vice President of the Devils Souls MC. The men are violent and scary, but I learned to trust them, because above everything else, their women are protected. They became my family. My only family.
 
This is book one of a series of interconnected standalones! This book has no cheating and a HEA.
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LeAnn Asher's is a blogger turned author who spends her days reading and writing. She released her debut novel early 2016, and can't wait to where this new adventure takes her. LeAnn writes about strong minded females and strong obsessively protective males who love their women unconditionally.
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Author: M.A. Stacie 
Genre: Contemporary Romance/New Adult 
Release Date: January 17, 2017 
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Love will always leave a mark, no matter how fleeting.
 
Tattoo artist, Seth Baxter, has had enough loss to last him a lifetime. Focused and driven, he channels his energy into making his store is the best in the business. The one thing he can certainly do without is the return of his ex-girlfriend.
 
Bexley Way is lost. She runs back to the only person who can help her. She’s willing to take Seth’s hurt as long as he’ll offer her the solace she craves. He needs her help in the store and she’s desperate for his forgiveness, as well as his personal brand of security.
 
Secrets are kept by both of them, even when their old, unresolved, feelings resurface. Each day spent in her presence is a step forward for Seth. Their relationship was never truly over to him. Yet Bexley keeps so much to herself. Protecting her heart. Protecting Seth.
 
But when Bexley is faced with the true horror of her situation, she has no choice but to reveal it all to Seth. However, the words barely leave her lips before it all takes a deadly turn, leaving behind more anguish than ever before.
 
Are Seth and Bexley strong enough to right a past wrong and give themselves a permanent future?
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“Hey.”
“Hello there, Bexley Way.”
“So formal, Seth Baxter. What can I do for you?”
He chuckled, the sound causing her nipples to tighten. “I have so many ideas for what you could do for me. However, I doubt you’d want to be on your knees for that long.”
She inhaled sharply, the guttural tone of his words stoking the embers of her lust. “Um, anyway…what did you want?”
“Noncommittal there, Bex.”
She wasn’t giving in to him. “Did you need me?”
“Again, yes, on your knees.”
She snorted when he groaned, and, thankfully, told her what he’d called for. “Got a cover-up tattoo for you. The girl had some scratcher ink vines down her right side. Mess. Total mess. She doesn’t like the idea of me or Skirt.”
“Don’t blame her.”
“Hilarious. Anyway, I showed her some of your work and she wants you. I know exactly how she feels.”
Warmth filled her chest. Would she ever get over this man? “Did she tell you what she wants over the scratcher’s work?”
“Told her you’d call to arrange an appointment. I’ve got her number here, if you want it.”
“I’ll be at the store in a couple of hours. I’ll get it then. Leave it on the desk.”
He chuckled again. “Is that your way of finding out if I’ll be here when you come in for your shift?”
“Maybe,” she said, not bothering to stop her smile from blooming across her face.
“I’ll be here, babe. You come and find me in my office, and we’ll chat about that scenario that has you on your knees.”
Bexley laughed, catching her reflection in the mirror. She looked happy. Carefree. And very much in love.
Shit.
“You’re like a teenage boy,” she scoffed. “Always thinking with your dick.”
“It’s where all the blood flows, baby. Can’t help it.”
Bexley rolled her eyes, her smile still firmly in place. “Don’t you have work to do instead of bothering me?”
“You fucking love it when I bother you.” She heard Skirt’s muffled catcall. “Skirt agrees, though he said I do have a client to ink. I’m sorry to cut this scintillating conversation short.”
“Yeah, I’m sorry, too.”
He ended the call after whispering her name. Her insides fluttered. She lowered her palm to her stomach. They could have been the perfect parents. Their teasing and affection had always been so natural, and they were slipping into that relationship now. She could feel it, and even though she should stop it from going any further until Seth understood, she couldn’t bring herself to do it. Not for the first time, she wished everything would have worked out differently.
Her phone chirped, vibrating in her hand to announce another call. Seth’s face flashed onto the screen.
“Don’t you have skin to tattoo?”
“You could at least say hello,” Seth said with a chuckle.
“I said that before—the first time you called me. What do you want this time?” She feigned impatience, when that couldn’t be further from the truth. She enjoyed talking to him.
 
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M. A. Stacie is never without a book or her eReader. A voracious reader, with a love of sexy, yet angst ridden novels, she loves getting lost in new worlds. Her need to write did not grip her until after her second son was born, when her previous rambles became fully fledged stories.
 
She describes herself as one huge contradiction, and though not the most conventional of hobbies, she counts getting new tattoos as one of hers. Along with running, knitting, and listening to loud music. However, she is yet to work out how to do them all at the same time.
 
M. A. Stacie lives in the UK with her husband and three sons.
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Tangle of Strings (Sweeney Sisters Series, #4) by Ashley Farley Release Blitz

 
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Book Title: Tangle of Strings (Sweeny Sisters Series, #4) 
Author: Ashely Farley 
Genre: Women's Fiction 
Release Date: January 18, 2017 
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A nearly tragic accident leads to a discovery that rocks the Sweeney family’s world.
 
Some families never resolve conflicts. Not so with the Sweeneys. Their sense of family, their love for one another, and their willingness to forgive have always triumphed and brought them back together. Until now. The latest crisis threatens to tear the family apart and crumble the foundation that has always proved itself rock solid.
 
At the heart of the matter are sixteen-year-old Annie Bethune and her boyfriend, Cooper. At stake are their dreams for the future. As to these dreams, no one in the family holds back when asserting an opinion.
 
Annie soon begins to feel like a puppet on strings with all those she loves telling her what to do. When those strings become tangled and a family feud develops, Annie, unable to bear the pressure, runs away. Straight into the arms of danger.
 
 
 
 
 
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Ashley Farley is the author of the bestselling series, the Sweeney Sisters Series. Ashley writes books about women for women. Her characters are mothers, daughters, sisters, and wives facing real-life issues. Her goal is to keep you turning the pages until the wee hours of the morning. If her story stays with you long after you've read the last word, then she's done her job.
 
After her brother died in 1999 of an accidental overdose, she turned to writing as a way of releasing her pent-up emotions. She wrote SAVING BEN in honor of Neal, the boy she worshipped, the man she could not save.
 
Ashley is a wife and mother of two college-aged children. She grew up in the salty marshes of South Carolina, but now lives in Richmond, Virginia, a city she loves for its history and traditions.
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Over the course of one wild road trip, 
 
 
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LOVE STORY 
a Love Unexpectedly novel
 
by Lauren Layne
 
Releasing February 14th, 2017
 
Loveswept
 
 
 

Over the course of one wild road trip, feuding childhood sweethearts get a second chance at love in this charming rom-com—a standalone novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Blurred Lines and Good Girl.

 

When Lucy Hawkins receives a job offer in San Francisco, she can’t wait to spread her wings and leave her small Virginia hometown behind. Her close-knit family supports her as best they can, by handing over the keys to a station wagon that’s seen better days. The catch? The cross-country trip comes with a traveling companion: her older brother’s best friend, aka the guy who took Lucy’s virginity hours before breaking her heart.

 

After spending the past four years and every last dime caring for his sick father, Reece Sullivan will do just about anything to break free of the painful memories—even if it means a two-week road trip with the one girl who’s ever made it past his carefully guarded exterior. But after long days of bickering in the car turn into steamy nights in secluded motel rooms, Reece learns that, when it comes to Lucy, their story is far from over. And this time, they just might have a shot at a happy ending.

 

Although listed as a title in the Love Unexpectedly Series, all books in the series stand alone. 
 

 

 
 
 
“Spock, we’re giving you Horny!” my mom blurts out, apparently fed up with my denseness.
 
Her utterance is too much for my siblings to handle and they both burst out laughing, retreating into the kitchen to rejoin the party where there’s wine.
 
Oh what I wouldn’t give for wine right now.
 
“I, um . . . you’re giving me the car?” I ask.
 
“Because yours broke down,” my dad explains, walking forward to thump Horny’s dented hood.
 
“And this one’s . . . not broken down?” I ask skeptically.
 
Look, it’s not that I’m not grateful. My parents are trying to give me a car, I appreciate the sweetness of the gesture, it’s just . . .
 
Here’s the thing about Horny: he barely got us three kids through high school. I mean, Horny is the car that sputtered and shook making it the 3.2 miles to Jefferson High, no matter who was behind the wheel.
 
I’m even going to come all the way clean here and say that early on in my freshmen year, I was embarrassed showing up in Horny. Then I realized I was lucky to have a car at all, and well . . . I dunno, I guess Horny became a part of us Hawkins kids’ charm, because the station wagon was practically an institution from Craig’s high school reign all the way through Brandi’s.
 
But poor Horny quit working years ago. Much to Brandi’s chagrin, he gave up the ghost a mere two months before her high school graduation, and she spent the last bit of her senior year being picked up by my parents.
 
“He’s going to take you to California,” Dad says, giving the car another thump.
 
“Really?” I step forward and run a tentative finger along the familiar panel. He’s had a bath, so at least that’s something. “Because last I knew, he wouldn’t even make it out of the garage.”
 
“Yeah, well, we neglected him for a while, but he’s right as rain now,” Dad says, puffing out his chest as though Horny’s a fourth child.
 
“Like, as in he actually starts?”
 
“Purrs like a kitten,” my mom says with an emphatic nod, even though I know she doesn’t even like cats. “We didn’t believe it, but we took him to church on Sunday and there were no issues.”
 
I literally bite my tongue to keep from pointing out that this is hardly a feat. Sacred Presbyterian is 0.8 miles away from the house.
 
“You took Horny into a shop?” I ask, starting to warm to the idea of having a car again. I’m a little touched, actually. Money is tight for my parents. Dad’s a PE teacher, and Mom gives a mean winery tour, but the gig’s never paid much.
 
“Not exactly, it was more of a bartering situation,” Mom says.
 
“Yeah?” I say, going around to the driver’s seat, already giddy with the prospect of telling Oscar I’ll be able to come see him in Miami after all, even if I won’t exactly be riding in style.
 
“Reece agreed to fix him up.”
 
I’m lowering myself into the car as my dad says this, but I reverse so quickly I hit my head. My skull doesn’t even register the pain, because I’m too busy registering the hurt in my heart at the familiar name. “I’m sorry, what?”
 
“Reece,” my mom says, giving me a bemused look. “He’s always been handy with cars.”
 
“He fixed up the car in exchange for what?”
 
And then I feel—I actually feel—the air change around me as the side door to the garage opens, and a new presence sucks all the air out of the space.
 
I don’t turn around. I don’t move. But I feel his eyes on me. Over me.
 
“Reece is headed out to California too,” my oblivious mother chatters on. “It worked out perfectly actually. Now you two can ride together, and your dad and I don’t have to worry about you alone in the middle of nowhere with a twenty-something-year-old car.
 
They think the car is going to be the problem here? It’s not the car that’s toxic to me. It’s him.
 
Reece Sullivan. My brother’s best friend. My parents’ “other son.”
 
Slowly I force myself to turn, and even though I’m prepped, the force of that ice-blue gaze still does something dangerous to me.
 
He winks, quick and cocky, and I suck in a breath, and I have to wonder . . .
 
I wonder if my parents would feel differently about their little plan if they knew that their makeshift mechanic is the same guy that popped my cherry six years earlier under their very roof.
 
And then broke my heart twenty-four hours later.

 
 
 

 
 
 
Lauren Layne is the USA Today bestselling author of more than a dozen romantic comedies. She lives in New York City with her husband (who was her high school sweetheart--cute, right?!) and plus-sized Pomeranian.
 
In 2011, she ditched her corporate career in Seattle to pursue a full-time writing career in Manhattan, and never looked back.
 
In her ideal world, every stiletto-wearing, Kate Spade wielding woman would carry a Kindle stocked with Lauren Layne books.
 
 
For a list of all her works, please be sure to check out her official website!
 

 
 
 
 

 
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The Reading Habit Tag

Do you have a certain place in your home for reading?

 

 

I read mostly in my bedroom and in the bath tub.

 

 Bookmark or random piece of paper?

 

I use bookmarks .Love collecting them.

 

Can you just stop reading or do you have to stop read after a chapter / certain number of pages?

 

 

If I start on a book 99% of the time I finish it before putting it down unless its over 500 pages or more for one sitting.But if I have to I would finish out the chapter not leave it in the middle of it.

 

Multitasking: music or TV while reading?

 

 

I do read with the TV on sometimes but with light reads but with a major read and a complicated plot I need to turn it off.

 

 

One book at a time or several at once?

 

 

One book at a time if reading in hardback or kindle or paperback.If I am doing computer work then I listen to an audio book sometimes while working.

 

 Reading at home or everywhere?

 

 

I bring something to read no matter where I go.

 

 Reading out loud or silently in your head?

 

Silently in my head.

 

 

Do you read ahead or even skip pages?

 

No

 

 Barking the spine or keeping it like new?

 

 

I collect books so I like to keep them new as possible.

 

 Do you write in your books? 

 

Never

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Blurry by Carina Adams Release Blitz

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Book Title: Blurry 
Author: Carina Adams 
Genre: Student/Teacher 
Release Date: January 11, 2017 
Hosted by: Book Enthusiast Promotions
 
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book blurb
 
Cecelia Merrill was used to being on her own. Lost and lonely, Lia couldn’t wait to graduate and watch her judgmental little town fade behind her. All she had to do was survive three more years of high school, and she was free. She wouldn’t let anything hold her back.
 
Craig Knightly had almost achieved what no one in his family had before – all he had to do was complete his student-teaching assignment, and in less than a year, he would have a college degree. He was ready to put down roots and start his life. Nothing was going to stand in the way of his dreams.
 
Sometimes all it takes is a moment for everything to change.
 
A student and her teacher. A coach and his athlete. An unexpected friendship. Forbidden feelings between an unlikely pair.
 
Neither is playing a game they can win.
excerpt
 
“I was wondering how I was scoring.”

“I can’t tell you.” She knew that. I was immediately on edge, wondering what she really wanted. “Out with it, Lee. Whatever it is.”
She had to tip her head back to look up at me. “I need you to score me low enough so I don’t make varsity, just JV.”
“No,” I snapped, narrowing my eyes, not needing to think about what she was saying.
“Listen,” she snapped back, “I’ll perform shitty on some of the stations and throw it myself if I have to, but I don’t want to be bad enough that I screw myself out of a spot on JV.”
“Then don’t. Bring your all to practice, kick ass, and see where you score.”
“You’re going to try to boost me to varsity.” She stated it as if she knew it was fact, as if she could read my mind.

“I’m going to average all of your scores just like I do everyone else.”
“Okay, whatever,” she sassed, doubt clear. “Figure out the teams however you like, but I need you to promise me you’ll put me on JV.”
I watched her closely for a minute. “Why? Is it the practice times? If rides are a problem I can pick you up.”
“I can walk.” She shot down the idea completely.

“Then why?”
“Because I want to play JV.”
The hell she did. No one wanted to play JV, not when they were good enough to play at the next level. “Why?” I ground out.

She crossed her arms over her chest, pushing her breasts a little higher. “Because.”
I swore. I tried to keep my language clean while on school grounds, but she brought out the worst in me. “Lee,” I warned, “you may have forgotten how this works, but I’m a stubborn ass, and I’m not budging. You want something from me, you tell me why you want it.”
Fire filled her eyes. “I don’t want to be on your team.”

I tilted my head, waiting for the rest of the explanation because that was not good enough. She ran her tongue over her bottom lip. Unlike the girl from last fall, this one was not even remotely intimidated by me.

“I don’t think it’s a good idea. You and I have,” she paused, dropping her eyes and struggling to find the right word, “history, and I don’t want that coming back to haunt me.”
“And how would our history haunt you exactly?”
“I don’t want anyone to think I get preferential treatment.”
I laughed loudly. “Preferential treatment? Because I’m your teacher? Or because I was your coach last fall? ’Cause that makes sense,” I sneered.

“You know what I’m talking about.”
“I don’t, actually. Because unless you told people we’re friends outside of school, no one knows.”
“Please, Craig.” I loved it when she said my name. It reminded me of a different time when it would be a gasp on her lips. I was a sadist like that. “Just put me on the JV team.”
I mulled over her words for a minute. “No.”
Done with the conversation, I turned, lifted my duffle over my shoulder and headed for my Chevy. It was all alone in the empty lot. Not even Lia’s wretched ride was there.

“What do you mean ‘no’?” she shrieked. “You can’t say no.”
I didn’t slow down. “I can. I did. No.”
I threw my bag in the bed of my truck and reached for my door, but she stepped in the way to keep me from opening it. “Don’t be difficult. Please?”
I stepped back slightly. “You think I’m being difficult?” I laughed humorlessly. “You’re throwing a temper tantrum like a damn toddler, asking me to break rules for you, but I’m difficult because I won’t?”
Her jaw set and her nostrils flared. “Yes, I’m asking you to break rules for me. For once. There is no reason you can’t do this for me. Except the fact you want to be a miserable prick.” She threw her bag onto the ground in anger.

“If you think me wanting you to play on a team that is actually worth your time and effort instead of being held back is me acting like a miserable prick, then you have another thing coming little girl. The world is filled with men a lot meaner than me. I can’t wait to see how you’re going to handle the guys who really are dicks.”
“This has nothing to do with how well I play!” She pushed both hands into my chest and shoved me back a few steps. “This has everything to do with you!”

“Me?” I hollered back.
“You! You and your pathetic little power trip!” She groaned in frustration, clenching her fists. “Oh, my God, you are so infuriating.”
“How in the hell does this have anything to do with me? There is no power trip. I’m doing my job. As your coach!” I shouted over her. “You’re the one who is irritating as shit!”
“Oh, don’t even!” Her face had turned the same shade as her hair. “Why can’t you just move me to JV? Why do you have to make every single thing so difficult?”
“Because there’s no reason for you to be there! Give me one good fucking reason!”
“Because if I play for you, we’ll be at each other’s throats constantly!”

“Bullshit,” I spat the word. “We’ll be at each other’s throats whether you’re on my team or not. Try again.”
“God, you are something else!” She put her hands on her head, completely frustrated. “Because, if we’re alone, and you know damn well we will be, we won’t pay attention to those stupid ground rules. We’ll end up right back where we were in October! I know it and you know it, whether you want to admit it or not!”
“You don’t know that!”
“I do!” She screeched. “I won’t be able to stop it any more than you can.”

Her eyes widened in shock, as if she couldn’t believe she had actually said the words. She was right. I couldn’t stop it.

The difference was I didn’t want to.

She was absolutely adorable when she was angry with me. I needed to kiss her. I clutched her cheeks, stepping into her, and leaned down, capturing her lips.

She resisted me for a split second. Then, she released the breath she was holding, sighing into my mouth. Her hands clutched my shoulders, pulling me closer, then she draped her arms around me like a vice, holding me there. She lifted her legs, wrapping them around my waist, and my hands went to her ass as I pulled her closer.
I took a step, pushing her back against the door, trapping her between my truck and me. I kissed her until we were both completely breathless and her hands were tugging at my shirt. I almost let her take it off, remembering the feeling of her nails on my skin.

The sound of a truck somewhere in town brought me back to reality. I pressed my forehead onto hers, trying to catch my breath. God, I’d missed her.


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Carina Adams has been writing and creating characters for as long as she can remember, allowing her to fall in love with the next man of her dreams with every new story.
 
Thankfully, fate stepped in and granted her the ultimate wish - a life full of men. Carina lives in a picturesque New England town with her husband, the man who ruined the thought of all others, and two amazing sons who always keep her on her toes.
 
Carina received her MBA in May, but would much rather play with her imaginary friends (the voices in her head) than work her 8 to 5. When she isn’t trying to juggle being a working mom with karate and football practices, surprising her children with her sci-fi movie knowledge, or writing, you can find her with her nose pressed against her kindle, laughing with friends, or living life vicariously as her Derby Girl persona, Writers Block.
 
Carina is the author the of Bastards MC series and best selling Forever Red. She is currently writing Out of The Blue, the follow up to Forever Red. She loves to hear feedback from her readers, no matter what type. You can email her at: carinaadamswrites@gmail.com
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Book Review for An Outlaw for Christmas: Back Down Devil MC Bad Boy Romance By London Casey



An Outlaw for Christmas: Back Down Devil MC Bad Boy Romance

By London Casey
5 stars
Reviewed by : Angels

Format : Kindle Edition

Published by : Amazon Digital Services & London Casey

Source: Purchased Copy

Gene: Motorcycle Club Romance ,Bad Boy Romance 
 
 

Blurb
 
I've finally patched in to Back Down Devil MC and I'm ready to drink, fight and enjoy any willing woman. Then they give me my first assignment: I'm going to be a babysitter?! Tia, a woman half the city is hunting, needs protection. Okay, fine. Except she turns out to be a smart-mouthed, curvy beauty who sets my soul on fire. And Prez makes it clear: if I so much as touch her, I'm out of the club. 
 


The tension is unbearable: every time I look at this woman, I'm imagining throwing her down on the bed. Then it gets worse: when her enemies close in, Tia and I are sent off to a remote cabin in the woods. Neither of us can resist. Her body is mine. And I know this is about more than just making her moan my name. I'm crazy for this woman.

 


They can take my cut, my ride, even my life...but I'm not giving her up.

 
 
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Let me start off by saying this is a new author for me and I have to say that I picked a good one.I throughly enjoyed this Holiday story.I happened to come across this author in a Holiday promo and thought it would great to read a few Holiday stories that were different from the norm so I picked several MC authors to try out and I have a say that all the stories I read I loved so I picked up the rest of the stories in their series.


Wow! I was hooked from the very first pages and devoured the story until it was finished.There was so much going on right from the very beginning intrigue,sexual tension,aura of danger ,sharp whit and tons of humor .The main story was about Tia and Big D known as Diesel also.I have to say I loved both character's they were interesting funny,playful,protective of each other,sexually attracted to one another and a whole lot of hotness in the air.


I normally pick one character that turned out to be a favorite of mine in a story and mine turned out to be Big D.Although I loved Tia Big D went through a lot of healing in this story even though he might not have recognized what was happening with Tia being present in his life.I loved the fact that although Big D was a newly patched  he should have been enjoying the benefits of the club for those new members but, he did not get enjoy them making him so damn uptight and frustrated it was a funny site to see. Diesel's windfall of those benefits were deprived of him because of his new job of protecting Tia.It was funny to see him so sexually frustrated it made me laugh with his antics of refraining especially as Tia was off limits to him and all members to the club. I found Big D to take his job seriously even though he wanted Tia from the first moment he saw her.I also found Diesel to be protective funny had a sense of humor and big heart even though he doesn't let most people in or close.Diesel wrestled with a few demons of his own in this story and one of them was hating Christmas which Tia absolutely loved and it was her favorite time of year.I love the fact that although he hated Christmas he went out of his way to make Tia's Christmas something special even when they were on the run from killers.He opened his heart for Tia which totally made me fall in love with him as you saw it was extremely hard thing for him to do.


This was just a great story from the beginning to the end a page turner of intrigue.Tia and Big D 's sexual tension was off the charts.I had to laugh at his punishment stunt for Tia for making him rock hard constantly and frustrated.That was some punishment guys and girls ! (LOL)I loved Tia to she really had a vibrant personality and was protective loving, funny and real  backbone.Tia is the type of gal every hard ass biker needs Tia's the perfect fit.

 

I was glad to be part of Tia's and big journey as the couple were falling in loving , both healing in their own way from their past hurts  that they had in there life and cleaning house with their current ones.Big D grew the most throughout this story and also had the most to lose if he wanted to kept Tia in his life after all is said and done.Tia also had some really hard choices to make also if she was going to find a life with Diesel.I really loved these characters and connected with both of them from the very beginning which is important to me when reading a story to have a connection with them.The author also did a great job at bringing all the secrets to life which made the story even more intriguing as it went along.We loved it and are looking forward to reading the others in the MC series.We are giving this a 5 star read and putting it on our favorites shelf for new author's.

 








About the Author
London Casey aka Karolyn James
 
USA TODAY/NY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR, Karolyn James has seen massive success since the launch of her series, Back Down Devil MC. In 2016, RUTHLESS HOLD & AN OUTLAW MONSTER both became top 100 ebooks in the entire Kindle store! 

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In October 2013, as part of a boxed set, All Access (Chasing Cross Book One)(A Brothers of Rock Novel) hit both the NY Times & USA Today bestsellers lists! And right now, All Access (Chasing Cross Book One) (A Brothers of Rock Novel) is FREE for Kindle!

Under the pen name London Casey, the MC romance series Back Down Devil MC has seen the top of the romantic suspense charts! 

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I am curious to hear from my fellow readers what books they are looking forward to reading this up and coming year?