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Title: Dirty Bet
Author: Melinda Minx
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Wanna make a bet?
I bet you I can make any woman in New York famous.
The lanky girl with the unfortunate haircut who works in the bike shop?
Sure, you’re on. I’ll date her, do her, and make her shine.
And I bet I can do it all without falling for her.I never make a bet I can’t win. So when I bet my friend I can make any girl in New York just as famous as me, he picks one for me.Ruth Biederman. She works in a bike shop in Brooklyn. She’s got a nice smile and some cute freckles, but everything from her hair to her clothes are a total disaster. I’ve got my work cut out for me.First, I’ve gotta get her to date me. Easy enough, right? I’m not just a billionaire, I’ve got the charm to back it up. She’s as good as mine.But it turns out she’s suspicious. Go figure.I convince her I’m legit, and we go out a few times. We start making headlines too, turns out that dating down really brings my reputation up.Just when things are looking good, I make the one mistake I swore I wouldn’t: I fall for her. Maybe it’s because the sex is mind-blowing, or maybe it’s because when I get those glasses off her, that look in her eyes gets me hard as a rock.It’s not what I planned for, and the terms of the bet are…dirty…to say the least. If I lose, it’s going to mean I have to break her heart. And even if I win, can I really live with such a dark secret between us?

My Review:
I wanted to like this book more than I did. Two grown men so bored with their lives that they have to go and bet on messing with some woman life. So I thought okay we will see how this ends. I didn’t even get to the end. I could not understand how this grown man that runs a billion-dollar company acts like a child and then expects women to fall in love with him. I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.


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Title: Temporary Wife
Author: Tara Crescent
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Fake marriages have rules. We break all of them.
Ryder Drake is the devil.
The billionaire architect exudes power and privilege from every pore in his body. Toronto magazines fawn over him, calling him one of the hottest single men in the city.
Color me unimpressed. Ryder’s new skyscraper will cut off access to the waterfront for all but the ultra-rich, and I’m determined to stop it.
Then he asks me to marry him.
It’s a business deal, nothing more. He needs a fake wife and I need money. It should be uncomplicated.

Rule 1: No kissing.
Rule 2: No sex.
Rule 3: No falling in love.

I break the first rule within the hour. The second rule? I last less than a week before I give in to Ryder’s raw, animal magnetism. Repeatedly. Before the wedding. After the wedding. With toys. Without toys. I’m having the best, naughtiest, steamiest sex of my life.
And rule 3? I’m Ryder’s temporary wife. No matter what happens, I can’t forget that our marriage isn’t real.

My Review:
I love Tara’s books and this one is no different. Ryder and Zoe are awesome characters that deserved their happy ending, This is a shorter but just as wonderfully sweet story. I would recommend it to anyone that loves romance.
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Title: Hollywood Daddy
Author: Naomi Niles
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Getting more time with my sons is on the line.
And landing my first big role in Hollywood will get me one step closer.
Luckily, I land a lead role in Satin Sheets.
That’s where I meet Hannah, my costar.
She’s freaking gorgeous.
Every day I get to kiss her lips and rub up against her body.
But it only makes me want her in my actual bed and not just for a movie.
Just when I think I have her in the sack my ex comes into the picture to destroy everything.
And so does Hannah’s stalker.

My Review:

I just couldn’t get into this book. I was at about 20% and I just couldn’t do it anymore. I really do hate to do reviews where I can’t rave about the book but when I can not finish the book I have to say something. There was not just one thing about it, I just couldn’t connect with the characters. Sorry.
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Title: Professor Next Door
Author: Summer Cooper
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I f@ck my students… I just can’t seem to keep it in my pants when these young sexy women throw themselves at me!
But now, I must stop behaving like such a d**k, not that my dead wife would care…
If I get caught sleeping with my students, I’ll lose my job.
And if I don’t get my s**t together, they’ll come for the only good thing in my life… my daughter.
But I have a plan to fix all that. I have a plan for the girl next door…

My Review:

So Professor Next Door is a gripping story of a man that needs a wife to make sure his in laws from his died wife don’t take his baby girl. Galen figures that the no nonsense new neighbor next door would be a great way to help with his problem. Tara just wants to start school and head to med school so when the hot guy next door asks her to marry him and become a step mom she has no idea what she is getting into.
I loved Tara and her big heart. She knows Galen has a past and it isn’t pretty. Galen does have a history of making bad decisions when it comes to women and he is hoping Tara isn’t one of them, but he does own his mistakes and I loved that also. These characters were just wonderful and the story line kept a nice pace. I enjoyed the other characters also.
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Title: Heart Throb
Author: Willow Winters
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Nathan Hart is charismatic with a beautiful smile that makes women weak in the knees.
He’s a former bad boy with a mysterious past and was made to be in Hollywood; on the cover of magazines and the star of movies.

But there’s more to him that he hasn’t told a soul.

Something that draws me to him unlike anyone has before.
Something that could ruin us both.

I can’t tell him no, even if I wanted to.
The moment he locked his eyes on me, I was his.
And that first glance was ten years ago in high school.

A decade later, fate saw fit to shove me back into his life.

I can’t deny the heat between us or the way my body remembers his. And neither can he. Seeing him brings it all back.

He whispers to play along; he promises it will all be alright.
I only pray our past doesn’t destroy us.

My Review:

So this is a different book for me when it comes to Willows writing. HeartThrob is a good book but is a lighter and more life altering book than what you read from Willow. I liked it, but I don’t know if I liked the back and forth so much. So I am really on the fence about this one. So would I recommend it, yes, would I reread it, no?


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Title: His to Keep
Author: Vivian Wood
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Nothing this fake should feel so good.

CEO Connor Cavanaugh is a man in charge. He dominates in meeting rooms and at the gym, and his sinfully sexy body is proof. His upcoming wedding is supposed to seal the deal, putting his company in the spotlight and making it rain.
That all goes down in flames when he walks in on his bride-to-be with another man.
No one can know that a woman tried to make a fool of Connor Cavanaugh.
Cancelling the wedding is the only option… until he spots a gorgeous brunette at the wedding planner’s office. Samantha. The perfect fake fiancée.
She has a body that makes him want to walk her over the threshold, but she’s sweet. Harmless. She’ll suit the position perfectly.
The only problem? Samantha has a wicked smile that keeps him up at night. Every day, she’s more tempting than the last.
He swore he wouldn’t f*ck around with his fake fiancée. He signed a contract. He paid. But the more he sees, the more he wants… too bad Sam has plans of her own.

My Review:

Sam and Conner are such a cute couple. I really enjoyed their relationship, it was the other characters I really couldn’t get past. I liked Sam and how she handled everyone in her world. Conner had some growing up to do, especially when it came to his family. His family is a total nightmare and his ex I don’t even have words to describe her. I would recommend this book if you want to yell at the secondary characters and root for the main. I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.


51h3yCrDb9LTitle: Snow and the 7 Hunks
Author: R.R. Banks
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Do you ever get tired of being a good girl?

I know I do, with a name like Snow I guess it’s expected.
But there is nothing good about my boss’ new wife.
That witch took over the office.
And she’s determined to turn my fairy tale into a living nightmare.
Hello, Enchanted Woods, an exclusive retreat for worn-out girls like me.

My Review:
Talk about girl power when it comes to this book! Snow is forced into a 3-month vacation when her best friend gives her a brochure about a cottage in the woods. This cottage is all about you, whatever your heart desires. So Snow wants seven different dates with seven different men. And really who can fault her. Given the option wouldn’t you do something like this? But while Snow is enjoying her time she finds something she didn’t expect Noah. And while Noah and she are getting close, Snow refuses to stop her dates as she feels she is learning more about herself from these different men.
I loved that Snow didn’t give up her fantasies for this man that yes she liked and has an attraction to, but for all, she knew that could all it be. She felt it she had to finish this journey for herself to be a better woman, and I am happy that Banks let that story ride out.
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Title: Billion Dollar Urge
Author: Jackson Kane
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Myles

I’ve broken every rule except the three I live by-
Never kiss on the mouth.
Never spend the night.
And NEVER…
Well a playboy never tells.
If she’s not careful it won’t just be those rules, and her bed I break.
I’ll break her heart too.
All she was ever supposed to be was a hook up. To keep Nicole now I’ll have to risk my family’s billion dollar company and a prison sentence.
The game is out of control.
But I will make her mine.

Nicole

All I ever wanted was to be the first in my family to graduate college. And to pay my New York rent.
When my one night stand turns out to be the sex-crazed, Billionaire Myles Quill I’m suddenly invited to the world’s most exclusive party.
The catch?
I have to go as his fiance.
Five thousand dollars and absolutely no sex. At least I wont have to worry about rent for a while.
It’s just one more night. That’s not so tough, right? I just won’t think about how his ice cold blue eyes make my body shiver, and his flaming tongue makes my blood boil.
It’s going to be a long, hard night.
If we survive the night and the surprise pregnancy test doesn’t destroy us, a dark secret from my past definitely will.

My Review:

This is a wonderful story. Myles is a man that has never had to grow up. And while Nicole is just supposed to be his next one night stand he can’t seem to get her off his mind. Myles has a lot of issues but Nicole seems to want to help him work through them, but as all good stories, there is always a bad guy. I devoured this story and would highly recommend this book. I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.


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Author: Teagan Kade
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Find ’em hot. Leave ’em wet.

That’s the student motto here at Fire Academy.
Too bad Lacey Nelson thinks I’m the devil incarnate.
She acts tough, but I know innocence when I see it.
I could set her world ablaze with a single finger, be the first inside her hot house.
If I could get close enough…
She’s the only girl in this year’s class.
Every guy in here wants a piece of the action.
But there’s a reason they call me the Dream Machine.
She’ll slide down my pole and discover why.
What she needs is a distraction—ten throbbing inches of it.
And I’m going to give it to her.
Even if I have to burn this place to the ground.

My Review:

I loved this story. It is a nice slow burn with a great set of characters and a little mystery to go along with it. Lacey doesn’t take crap from anyone including Payton who just happens to become her partner in the academy. I greatly enjoyed this book and would highly recommend it.


 

Title: Mine Forever
Author: Mia Ford
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One Sexy Flight Attendant
One Hot Pilot
And an eventful flight together!

Drew
My job as a Pilot is demanding
I enjoy being in control!
Until I meet Jess, my hot blonde flight attendant
There’s nothing about her that doesn’t drive me crazy
No matter what time and what place
But getting involved with a woman is the last thing I wanted
And now I dream doing some very inappropriate things to her sweet body…

Jess
Being a single mother is not easy
Especially when you work odd hours
Still I try to keep it all together
Until I meet the new gorgeous pilot on board
One look at him and all my warning bells go off
But I have my daughter to care for!

 

My Review:
This is a sweet love story that is well written and I really enjoyed. Drew is a little bit of a playboy which isn’t shown much but is talked about. But as soon as he meets Jess he knows he wants to get to know her more. Jess is a flight attendant that is a single mom and knows that she has to be careful whom she brings around her daughter. And pilots are the last thing she wants to date. But there is something about Drew that draws her in. These two have their ups and downs but they work through them. This is a sweet love story that I would highly recommend. I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.


51q1jTcGzBLTitle: Touch Me Doctor
Author: Aria Ford
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My daughter’s babysitter just asked me to take her virginity – and it’s screwing with my head.

The reasons I can’t f*ck Jessica:
She’s my employee.
She’s a virgin.
She’s twenty one.
I will only want more and more.

Saving lives for a living is what I do.
But running a medical practice and being a single dad means my life is chaotic.
I needed a babysitter – and I got so much more than I bargained for.
I want her so f***ing bad, but I’ll have to keep my d*ck in my pants.

Maybe there’s a reason we met.
I’m seeking funding to research a cure that will change lives.
And the head of the philanthropic organization will only support married couples.

My Review:

I liked this book. It is my first Aria Ford book and I think she brought these characters and the story line to life. Jessica maybe young but she doesn’t come across to me as such. She has a great head on her shoulders and comes to love the little girl that she is in charge of. Matt is a doctor that is extremely busy, but always makes time for his daughter, but a single father only has so much time, so when he can’t be there he wants the best person to watch his daughter. Jessica just happens to be the first person his daughter becomes attached to. This is a great family love story and I greatly enjoyed it.
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51iEPwWohdL._SY346_Title: Perfect Fit
Author: Juliana Conners
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Her shoe’s not the only thing that’s a perfect fit.
 Prince Charming doesn’t get stood up for his wedding.
Yet here I am, without a bride
and stripped of my crown unless I can snag a stand-in.
Easy, right?
Not when I find the perfect pretend princess
who insists on putting up a fight.
She’s dressed in disguise and I don’t know her name
but her captivating curves leave me spellbound
and her seductive smile enchants me.
She’s way younger than me,
and hasn’t had her first magical, explosive… experience.
Yet.
Then she runs out of my life
just as quickly as she ran into it,
leaving only a shoe.
I’m on a royal mission
to find the girl it fits
so I can slip it in snugly,
and we can create the kind of happy endings
that dirty fairy tales are made of.

My Review:

This is a different twist to Cinderella, but I really enjoyed it. The characters are pretty cool and I loved Gregory and his Prince character. Even though he wanted a fake marriage and worked so hard to get one, as soon as he meets his “real” princess he knew he had to have her. Ella is the modern day Cinderella, she works her butt off to keep her father’s company going and her mothers legacy going, just for her step family to walk all over her. So when she goes to the ball to celebrate the royal families nuptials she has no idea how much her life will change.
This is a shorter story for Juliana Conners, but it is really good. I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.


 

Title: Throttle
Author: Kira Blakely
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I’m a boss with my hands.
Right about now is when I mention how big my… wrench is.
No need.
It speaks for itself.
My story is simple: Michelle comes to my body shop and can’t pay for the repairs.
I give them for free. I guess that’s a turn on.
We crash against my desk both wanting it like animals.
Then poof, she’s gone.
6 months later, I punch a crooked cop, and Michelle is assigned as my court appointed lawyer.
One problem.
The crooked cop in question will do anything to have her.
Screw that. She’s mine

My Review:

I loved Throttle. Every woman should have an Andrew. I liked him at the beginning of the book but loved him at the end! Michelle is a quite mouse compared to Andrew and wants nothing to do with a relationship. But Andrew doesn’t give up on her. These two could really not be more different but I loved it! Great book and I would highly recommend it to anyone that loves a great romance! I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.


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Title: Heartless
Author: Michelle Horst
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I’m warned that Carter Hayes is heartless.

He’s part of the screw crew.
He’ll just use you and leave you.
He’s ruthless and always gets what he wants.
Just look for the trail of broken hearts and dreamy sighs and you’ll find him.

“Hot as sin, Carter.”

I don’t have time to fall head over heels for any guy. Besides, he’d never notice someone like me. I have a three step plan. Get through college. Get a job. Get my sister out of the hell hole I left her in. That’s all I have time for.
That’s until I hear of the betting pool the guys started. Whoever screws me first gets the money. The moment Carter looks at me, I know it’s only because of the bet.
I tell myself our first kiss is only for show.
I hate my heart for falling for his irresistible charm.
For one foolish moment, I actually want him to be my first earth-shattering love. All it takes for me to give in is a little attention, a cocky smile, and a fake promise of a happily-ever-after.
When I’m surrounded by crumpled sheets and the smell of sex, I realize I let him have me for four hundred dollars.
To save what little pride I have left, I pretend it didn’t mean anything, that he’s just one last screw before we all leave college.
I’ve spent the last four years lying to myself. When I’m ready to take the final step of my plan, and save my sister, guess who walks through my front door?

My Review:

I freaking loved this book! Carter is such an a$$hole that you just want to smack the crap out of him. Della has enough on her plate when it comes to life and Carter being the jerk he is, just makes her work even harder to stay away from him. But it seems whenever she needs help he is there to make life easier for her. So maybe Carter isn’t as heartless as he seems.
This is such an emotional rollercoaster that I could not put it down. I loved it to the very end. And can’t wait to read more of this author.


 

Title: Last Chance
Author: Kira Blakely
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Wife wanted.

That’s what the ad will say.
I’ll need a baby, too, but we can ease into that.
It’s like some sh#t out of a movie.
My inheritance is on the line, and I don’t have a choice.
But I never expected Janine Davis to respond. She’s the one I left behind.
The soft curvaceous goddess is everything a woman should be.
Popping her cherry was the sweetest event of my life.
But then the war came knocking.
This is our second chance.
I’ve never failed a mission, and I won’t start now.
I’ll come, I’ll conquer, I’ll fu@king devour.

My Review:

Another enjoyable book by Kira. Two people that meet at a bar and have amazing sex, Dash heading to the Marines and Janine finishing college. Twelve years later by chance, they meet up again to benefit each other they get married and need to have a baby. The chemistry and emotions jump out of this story. It is wonderful. I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.


 

Title: Claimed
Authors: Mia Ford & Bella Winters
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I have only days to find a wife.

Claiming any woman is not a problem if you have deep pockets
My parents want me to be married,
And this time it’s an ultimatum.
With both the royal line and my freedom at stake,
I don’t have a choice but to find the ‘right kinda girl.’
Someone who is okay to put up this pretence.
Someone who doesn’t object to my playboy lifestyle.

And then I meet Adrianna
A sassy as hell free-spirited stripper.
One casual hit leads to
An indecent proposal for a fake marriage turning my world upside down
And I plant my seed inside her.

Alright, it was an accident, but what now!
My dilemma: Is she really the ‘right kinda girl.’ The kind I want to spend the rest of my life with.

My Review:

I really couldn’t get into this book. I wanted to and I really tried but I just couldn’t like these two characters. Prince Milos seems like a total douche, a total drunk that walks into a strip joint and is a typical rich dick that expects the woman to just fall at his feet. So when he sees Adriana on the stage he thinks he has found the perfect fake wife. I just couldn’t do this book. I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.


Title: Fix Me Not
Author: Carey Heywood
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Paige Sullivan’s life is a train wreck. In a matter of months she lost her business, her swanky apartment, and her big city life. Now she’s stuck in Nowhere, New Hampshire, sleeping on her mom’s couch. If that wasn’t bad enough, she’s forced to do odd jobs for money. She has a plan though, and once she’s saved enough, she’s out of there. That is, as long as she doesn’t murder her sexy new employer first.

Asher Thompson is the ruggedly handsome hermit of the Thompson clan. Tall, ridiculously sexy despite his beard, and annoyingly aloof, his main concern is his privacy. He fills his days with his work as a carpenter and the peaceful solitude of his lake house. A peaceful solitude that vanished the moment Paige Sullivan stormed into his life, hell-bent on driving him crazy.

The problem is, opposites attract and each time they cross paths she works her way further under his skin.

My Review:

This is book 2 in the Fix Series. I am just becoming a fan of Carey Heywoods and am very happy about that. This is a great series and a must read. These stories are wonderfully sweet and the families in this story are awesome. This is a defendant read! I voluntarily read an advance reader copy for my honest review.