Friday, July 18, 2014

Cover Reveal: LETTING GO by Molly McAdams

On-sale 11/4/2014
When Grey and Ben fell in love at thirteen, they believed they’d be together forever. They never dreamed that three days before their wedding, twenty-year-old Ben would suddenly die from an unknown heart condition, destroying his would-be-bride’s world. Grey would have spent the next two years simply going through the motions if it hadn’t been for their best friend, Jagger. He’s the only one who understands her pain ... the only one who knows what it’s like to force yourself to keep moving when your dreams are shattered.

While everyone else worries over Grey’s fragility, Jagger is the only one who sees her strength, and vows to always be there for her-even if it’s only as her best friend. As much as he wants Grey, he knows her heart will always be with Ben. But when Grey finds out that Jagger has loved her since before he even knew what love was, it might prove to be too much for her to handle.

Grey soon realizes their chemistry is undeniable, and they learn that admitting their feelings for each other means they’ve got to face the past. Is being together what Ben would have wanted . . . or a betrayal of his memory that will eventually destroy them both?
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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Review: Trapped by Beverley Kendall

More than a year has passed since Paige told her boyfriend, Mitch that she was pregnant. More than a year since he disappeared from her life. Fortunately, Paige has a strong support system and doesn't have to cope with everything on her own. Her daughter, Brianna is now seven months old, and while things aren't a breeze, Paige has put Mitch in the past and is ready to move on.

Mitch has had a rude awakening, finally recognizing what he gave up when he decided to desert Paige. He wants to be a part of his daughter's life, though he doesn't think he can get over Paige's betrayal.

When Mitch comes back home, he finds that he can't just waltz back into Paige's life and insert himself in as Brianna's dad. He starts to realize what Paige gave up to have his daughter and how much she still means to him. He begins to acknowledge that his feelings for her have not vanished, but will she ever forgive him for leaving her when she needed him most?


Beverley Kendall created a great story with characters that reached out and grabbed me emotionally. I could feel Paige's pain and understand Mitch's feelings. Both of them felt betrayed by the other. Paige had no choice, she couldn't run away from the difficult situation, while Mitch chose to run and hide.

I thought that Paige really grew up into a responsible young adult and a good mom. She didn't shirk her duties or try to make excuses. It took Mitch a bit longer to gain his maturity, and there were a few places that I though he deserved a slap upside his head to knock some sense into there. But he quickly saw that he was being unreasonably unforgiving to Paige.

I liked that Mitch didn't immediately forgive Paige, it made the story more realistic. But I loved that Paige made Mitch work for his forgiveness. He had a LOT of grovelling to do, and he needed to prove that he wouldn't continue to run away from his problems.

I also really enjoyed the side characters and am looking forward to Erin & Josh's story. I also hope that Trent get's his own book...he definitely needs one! 

5 Rambling Hearts


Monday, July 7, 2014

MY HUNGER: an Inside Out novella (Mark & Crystal) by Lisa Renee Jones

While Chris and Sara have traveled to Paris to avoid the chaos of press and police after the tragic night we’d shared, I have stayed to face the reality of what has happened. But there is no peace to be found in facing the truth, and no truth to be found in the confessions that have been made and retracted. I am a Master, all about control, and yet right now, facing great tragedy, I feel as if I have none. With my club and my relationships of the past in the spotlight, I find sanctuary in the one place I’ve promised I will never be again, but cannot seem to resist. Her arms.

***Mark and Crystal’s story begins in the novella Master Undone.

Mark and Crystal are one of my all-time favorite couples! I love this little taste of their budding relationship. The sexual chemistry between them positively sizzles.

Mark Compton has A LOT going on in his life, between the investigation of Rebecca's disappearance, his mother's illness, and the Ava debacle. Crystal is the perfect match for him, Mark is used to going for submissive women that allow him to walk all over them, Crystal is in no way submissive and isn't intimidated by Mark's surly attitude.  She can hold her own with the Master, pushing back when he's determined to push her away. 

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Review: THE TRAP by Beverley Kendall

 I'm soooo looking forward to TODAY's release of Beverley Kendall's TRAPPED after reading the prequel THE TRAP.

THE TRAP is the story of 18 year old Paige telling Mitch, her 19 year old boyfriend of three years, that she is pregnant and the emotional roller coaster they go on individually as they digest the news. Mitch has the most difficulty coming to terms with the situation, while Paige has no choice but to deal with it.

THE TRAP packed a wallop into my emotions as I read this prequel to Beverley Kendall's TRAPPED.  I was so sucked into the storyline that I teared up a couple of times feeling Paige's pain and anger at Mitch.

While I understand that Mitch was feeling betrayed and in his immaturity he was looking for an out, he was such an ass to Paige. The way she took his rejection was heartbreaking yet she showed her true strength, she does NOT need a man. Mitch was a complete dick to her and she did not deserve that.

Before Paige lets him back into her and Brianna's lives, he has some major groveling to do. I can't wait for TRAPPED to come out so I can jump back on this ride.

Official Blurb:

Looking back, I should have seen it coming.

Paige didn’t like that I went so far away to university. But it was going to only be for two years. She'd join me after she did her two years at community college. I thought we could swing that no problem. We were solid.

But she hated the distance. She hated not seeing me every day. She complained that I didn’t come home enough. She hated that for months on end, texting and phone calls were our only form of communication. It wasn’t enough.

She'd ask about the girls on campus. She’d gotten it into her head that girls were always making a play for me. I laughed and told her, even if that were true, I’d never cheat on her. She didn't seem completely reassured by that.

The bottom line is, Paige thought she was losing me. She wanted me home with her. But I could never imagine the level she'd sink to—the trap she’d set to make that happen.

And like an idiot I walked right into it.

And it’s a mistake I'm going to have to pay for the rest of my life.