Be My Book Valentine Giveaway Hop

Be My Book Valentine Blog postBe My Book Valentine Giveaway Hop
 
Love is in the air and I have teamed up with some wonderful book bloggers to do a giveaway hop. We will each be choosing Book Valentines who will win some great romance book prizes!
 
Winner will get a $10 Amazon Gift Card- that way you get to pick the book you want!  
 
Rules
  • Giveaway runs till Valentine’s Day
  • Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hrs to respond until another winner will be chosen. Winner will be verified prior to prize being awarded. 
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Cover Reveal: Elite by Carrie Aarons

 

 

Title: Elite

A Privileged Novel

Author: Carrie Aarons
Genre: New Adult Romance

Cover Design: Sarah Hansen, Okay Creations

Release Date: February 18, 2018
Blurb
If you’re in, you’ll never have to ask. If you ask,
you’ll never be in.
Eloise Mason knows what it’s like to live among the privileged. Seeking a
change from the upper crust society of Europe, she flies halfway across the
world for a semester abroad in the one place guaranteed to toss responsibility
out the window and provide some good, old-fashioned fun; college in The United
States.

Except nothing at the picturesque, Ivy-covered university in Vermont appears as
it seems. And after a mysterious invitation arrives on her doorstep, curiosity
wins over the need to turn her back on games meant for the rich and ruthless.

Secret societies, risky tasks, and an inner circle to rival the royals. But it
may just be one American boy who threatens to be the most dangerous endeavor of
all.

Colton Reiter defines the word idolized at Jade Mountain University. In fact,
he practically rules the roost from the three point line of the basketball
court. The college’s star point guard, he is a god and treated as such;
professional scouts at every game, teachers looking the other way when it comes
to grades, and girls falling into his lap at the snap of a finger. He wants for
nothing, or at least that’s what he wants everyone to believe.

But when he meets the sassy girl with the British accent who could care less
about his status, her very existence threatens to unveil the skeletons buried
deep in the back of his closet.

With stakes this high, and hearts on the line, can they turn their backs on
power and popularity before the ivory tower comes crashing down on their heads?

 

 

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Author Bio

 

Author of romance novels such as Red Card and the Captive Heart Duet, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoony and sarcastic characters who won’t get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.
 
Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book. She loves spinning tales that include dapper men, women with attitude, and the occasional hunky athlete.
 
When she isn’t in what her husband calls a “writing coma”, Carrie is freeing up her jam-packed DVR, starting her latest DIY project, or planning her next travel adventure. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, who is more than happy to watch sports while his wife plots love stories.
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The Second Chances Duet by Claire Contreras
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Then There Was You
Publication Date: March 1st, 2018

Love and the right timing were two things I didn’t believe in.

Love is about walking to the edge of the cliff and taking the leap together.
Timing was never on our side.
My first mistake was hooking up with my best friend.
My second came years later, when we met again, and I fell for her.
My third was letting her go, because I had to. Because a love like this wasn’t built to withstand the winds coming in our direction.

Love and timing.
I didn’t believe in either.

Then there was you . . .

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My Way Back to You
Publication Date: March 15th, 2018

Synopsis to come March 1St

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My Way Back to You for release on March 13th! This title will not be available for purchase on iBooks or Nook after March 13th.

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Meet Claire:

Claire Contreras is a New York Times Best Selling Author. Her books range from romantic suspense to contemporary romance and are currently translated in seven different languages.

She lives in Miami, Fl with her husband, two adorable boys, three bulldogs, and two stray cats that she refuses to admit are hers (even though they live on her porch, she named them, and continues to feed them). When she’s not writing, she’s usually lost in a book.

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Review: She Regrets Nothing by Andrea Dunlap

Title: She Regrets Nothing

Author: Andrea Dunlap

SYNOPSIS:

When Laila Lawrence becomes an orphan at twenty-three, the sudden loss unexpectedly introduces her to three glamorous cousins from New York who show up unannounced at her mother’s funeral. The three siblings are scions of the wealthy family from which Laila’s father had been estranged long before his own untimely demise ten years before.

Two years later, Laila has left behind her quiet life in Grosse Point, Michigan to move to New York City, landing her smack in the middle of her cousins’ decadent world. As the truth about why Laila’s parents became estranged from the family patriarch becomes clear, Laila grows ever more resolved to claim what’s rightfully hers. Caught between longing for the love of her family and her relentless pursuit of the lifestyle she feels she was unfairly denied, Laila finds herself reawakening a long dead family scandal—not to mention setting off several new ones—as she becomes further enmeshed in the lives and love affairs of her cousins. But will Laila ever, truly, belong in their world? Sly and sexy, She Regrets Nothing is a sharply observed and utterly seductive tale about family, fortune, and fate—and the dark side of wealth.

REVIEW:

This book was not my typical go to Rom- Com, but I was sucked in from the moment I opened the book. If you are looking for a book that is light and fluffy, then this is not the book for you. This isn’t meant to scare anyone away, but more of a warning of the twists and turns you are about to embark upon! I still flew through it because I couldn’t put it down.

This book is about the Lawrence Family- Liberty, Leo, Nora and Laila. A family that is known in the New York elite crowd, that has an air of mystery, but always seems perfectly put together at all the events of life- home, job, social events, etc. Unbeknownst to Liberty, Nora and Leo, they have a cousin named Laila that lives a far more common life than they could have ever imagined.

Haven’t we all as human beings wanted to belong at some point? Whether it be with our family or jobs or a group? This book definitely sparked my sense of wanting to belong and made me think about what I would do if I was Laila. Because now that Laila has been given a little taste of the life she once could only dream of before, she will do anything to keep it. This book walks you through each thought and step of to what length’s a person will go to keep what they think new found power, money, family (whatever it may be) could slip between their hands- and sometimes that can be a scary thing!.

This book has such a dark undertone and feel to it, but I loved it anyways. I can’t quite put my finger on when it turns, but once it does you are sucked into the rabbit hole for sure! It’s one thing to think of all the things you could do to climb the social ladder of the New York elite, but to actually read about them happening was intense!. It was refreshing to see that some people in the book didn’t quite fall for her, after all you have to believe that someone can still spot the deception when it’s there.

It’s dark, it’s mysterious, it leaves you seeing how exactly how different people view and take on the world. It’s a well written book and Andrea did a great job telling and weaving through this family’s drama. I loved that the book made me stop and evaluate my life and what I have done to get to the places in my life. Any book that invoke such a time consuming emotion is a great read in my eyes.

Make sure to check out the author on various platforms (I follow her on Instagram!)

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New Release: Feels like Home by Jennifer Van Wyk

Feels Like Home, an all-new emotional standalone from Jennifer Van Wyk is LIVE!

Andy Simpson never expected to be raising his teenage twin sons alone.

Then again, he also never expected to walk into his house and see his wife with another man. In their bed. Or that it wasn’t her first time.

Bitterness threatened to wrap around his heart, darkening every part of his life.

But a brightness he wasn’t even looking for entered their lives and wouldn’t let it take hold.

Christine Jameson knew all about being a single parent. But she was holding a secret. A secret she wasn’t willing to allow anyone to find out. One she’d held tight for years.

But one look at Andy, and she knew that she needed to be honest with him. That he deserved to know he wasn’t alone.

They both needed friendship. Needed someone who understood, who had compassion without judgement.

What they didn’t imagine was for it to become something more.

That they would come to share something they never thought they would experience again.

They didn’t expect for it to… Feel Like Home.

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About Jennifer:

From the Ground Up was Jennifer’s first published novel and now that she was bitten by the writing bug, has no intention of ever stopping. Jennifer makes her home in small town Iowa with her high school sweetheart, three beautiful, hilarious and amazing kids, one crazy Jack Russell terrier. This is where her love for all things reading, baking, and cooking happen. Jennifer’s family enjoys camping, boating, and spending time outside as much as possible. You’ll be her best friend if you can make her laugh and follow up with asking her what to read next. When she’s not writing, you can find her cheering the loudest at her kids’ sporting events (read as: embarrassing them), sipping coffee or iced tea out of a mason jar with her Kindle in her lap or binging on Netflix.

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Mega Review: Sixth Street Band Romance Review by Jayne Frost

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So I did a thing this week- wasn’t planning on it and definitely have no idea how I found the time to do it, but once I started reading I couldn’t stop.  To start from the top though, I have met a lot of wonderful readers on Instagram.  There is nothing more I love to do (well other than reading) than to scroll through and see what everyone is reading.  Last week I saw a post from @steamyreads and how she loved the book Lost for You by Jayne Frost.  Next thing you know, we are chatting about the books and she sent me over a copy of 3 of them.  I didn’t have anything on my plate that I HAD to read, so I thought I would pick these up and just read when I could.  Well, I was totally wrong on that theory because once I started one, I had to read them all!

The books are in a series, but can be read as standalones.  They do have a suggested reading order, but you don’t have to follow it.  Mainly because anytime I see an “order” or “rule” I have to follow it, so I of course started with book one.  I do believe Jayne is currently writing the fifth book and it should be out sometime this year.  If you want to read in order here they are:  Gone for You, Fall with Me, Missing from You, and Lost for You.

BOOK ONE: Gone for You- Cameron and Lily’s story

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Book one sets the stage for everyone, and it is where you are first introduced to the main characters in the following books.  Cameron, Christian, Logan and Seth make up a band called Caged and they play in Austin, Texas on Sixth Street.  Cameron’s brother Chris is always around too, helping the boys out with whatever they need- girls, places to stay, food, etc.

Christian has just been in an accident and all of the members of the band have rushed to his side.  Their current manager takes this opportunity to try to have a press conference  instead of respecting their privacy or worrying about him at all, so they switch all of their plans and end up in a different hotel to avoid her.  It’s while checking in that Cameron first sees Lily- she is sort of like a concierge.  And while Cameron can have his pick of any girl, he only has his eyes set on Lily.

However, Lily isn’t cut from the same cloth as Cameron.  She has grown up with a silver spoon, and her dad is the Governor of Texas. She was supposed to marry someone handpicked by her parents- and definitely shouldn’t be dating the lead singer of a rock band.  Since she didn’t go along with their plans and wanted to be an art major, her parents have “disowned” her and she has to support herself- thus working in a hotel and other things.

While the two seem like total opposites, they definitely attract.  And they are both looking for someone to love them.  Cameron- the hard, serious rocker, never having a serious girlfriend, and Lily – the daughter and woman that just wants to find love finally.  When they finally give in to each other and accept that they are what each other wants and needs- it’s just perfect.

This book had the perfect amount of lust, angst, and romance.  It was just what I needed after reading a few books that didn’t exactly do it for me.  I didn’t want a lot of complications, and I wanted a happy ending without too much dramatics.  And I definitely got that out of this book!  I gave this book a 4 star rating because I thought the stage was set perfectly and it was a good story without too much fluff.  I enjoyed the heck out of it!

BOOK TWO: Fall with Me- Christian and Mel’s story

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Christian is another member of the band Caged, and he has a secret- that secret being that he is a complete nerd and is actually pretty smart (NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT! I’ll take brains and rock star any day!) They first meet in a diner that Mel is working at, but it’s when he sees her again that he knows he shouldn’t mess with fate.

Mel is strong and she has to be.  I love when there is a strong female lead.  And I absolutely adored Mel.  I think we could be friends in real life!  She is a hard worker but she also has her secrets too.  And slowly she let’s Christian see each one of them.  But while she finally decides to let him in, she never wants to be seen as a problem or like she isn’t enough.  And while it’s uncharted territory for both of them, they both work well together.

I feel like if you were to meet Christian in real life he would be this big soft teddy bear.  I loved how he wanted to take care of Mel and how she needed him to take care of her.  And I loved how she finally let him.  You can tell that they both have extremely big hearts and as much as Cameron and Lily were opposites attract, Mel and Christian are like two peas in a pod.  They just work perfectly together.

I gave this book 4 stars as well because I enjoyed reading about them.  Each character had quirks about them that I absolutely adored and I thought it was a well written book.  I thought the story kept me engaged and at the end to find out that Jayne Frost’s actual relative had the same disease as Mel’s grandmother spoke volumes to me.  When an author writes about something so personal and you can tell that this book was for them, it just touches my heart. I also love a happy ending, so I was glad I got it here too!

BOOK THREE: Missing from You- Sean and Anna-baby’s story

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Book three is my absolute favorite.  If you have read my blog before, you will know that I am a sucker for any story where there is a child involved.  And this one got me too!  Also, you know I love second chance romances so add that to the mix, and I don’t think I will ever hate it.

Sean and Anna have a history- they were each other’s first loves and due to the fame of the band, they were torn apart right before they left for their first tour.  And Anna had to witness the worst thing possible when it comes to relationships – so she left and never looked back.  She even married someone else.  But all along, her heart always belonged to Sean.  He just had no idea how much so until he sees her again.  And believe me when I say that Sean has been living the Rockstar dream- including having sex with anything that will walk.  But when he sees Anna again, he knows that she really never left him, and he will do anything to keep her, even if it’s only for one night.

Anna is my favorite character- she not only is a bad ass woman, but a bad ass mom.  She stepped up when she needed to and took care of her baby.  She sacrificed and made sure her daughter was always taken care of.  She is even a pretty fair mother, which is always admirable in my opinion.  Any mom who wants the father of the child in their child’s life and doesn’t hold it against them is amazing in my opinion.  If I was ever in that situation, I could only hope to be half the woman as her.

Sean- what to say about him- he loves hard.  But he loves on his terms and has a lot of growing up to do.  He has a lot of lessons to learn and he has to learn them before ever thinking of getting Anna back.  If I actually knew Sean in real life, I would want to punch him.  He was immature at times and needy, but it wasn’t annoying.  I thought that the author did a great job of writing and walking you through the story.  It was a heavy read at times, but it was worth it in the end.

I gave this book 5 stars because I bonded the most with these characters.  I thought it was a beautiful and painful story.  I loved every piece of it, even when I was aggravated with them.  I thought the characters were well developed and not cheesy at all.  I thought the way they loved each other definitely came across in the books, and when they were hurting so was I. When they were happy so was I.  It was a great read and definitely my favorite of the series!

BOOK FOUR: Lost for You- Chase and Taryn’s Story

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Chase is damaged and so is Taryn.  I could tell from the start that this book was going to tackle much “darker” topics.  Taryn and Chase both have their own demons, and together they make for one recipe of disaster.

Two of Taryn’s best friends were tragically killed and it has changed the course of her whole life.  She is forever bound to the survivors and before meeting Chase she thought that she would always be with Beckett- her high school love.  As much as she has tried to move on from the accident, it is always the elephant in the room and is always the thing that pulls her back to her past.

Chase has a past of his own too- one that is filled with drug abuse and things he no longer does.  He has been sober for awhile, but when he meets Taryn he feels old habits and ways start sneaking in and realizes he actually has no control over anything.  He loves her but what does he love more??

Taryn and Chase were sooo dramatic for me, but I loved all of it!  I wanted to slap both of them at different times, but you could tell this story was therapy for both of them.  Each one separately held something that represented new and a fresh start- and they couldn’t have one without the other.  They both were stubborn and would let each other go, but gladly that’s not how the story ended.  They both had to also face their demons in order for them to move forward.. together.

I am giving this book a 4 star rating because again- I LOVED THE STORY!  It was one that had backstory and all sorts of dramatic points and turns, and just when you thought this would be the happy ending they deserved, she went and wrote another twist.  As with all of her books, Jayne is writing from a personal point and you could tell that Taryn needed to face that tragedy.  You could feel how the book was therapy – for me and for whomever reads it.  It was well written and very well developed.

Let me say this too-all Jayne’s books are HOT- girl knows how to write a steamy scene.  Her characters have chemistry, romance, friendship, and they feel like family.  They are relateable without being unattainable.  The stories were beyond good- they kept me interested and they were not cheesy.  They were amazing and you could tell each story that was told was special to the characters and the author.  She did them justice! So if you haven’t already, I highly recommend you take the plunge and read them all!  And if you are like me, you will blow through them.  And then you can join me in waiting for Logan’s story to be released.. so stay tuned!

If you would like to purchase them- good news they are FREE on Kindle Unlimited.  I have linked them all here for you below:

Gone for You

Fall with Me

Missing from Me

Lost for You

Also, you can follow Jayne on Instagram @jaynefrost.  Her books are also on audible if that is your preferred style too! 🙂

Have you read the Sixth Street Band Romance Series yet?  What did you think?

Cover Reveal: A Slippery Slope

Synopsis:

Natalie Bloom is an expert in quitting things: college, her unfinished novel, her relationship with a cheating ex-boyfriend. When she decides to start a business selling lube to get her life back on track, she’s determined not to give up, even if making it work means partnering with the one person she’s avoided for years.

Jackson Wirth may be sexy, magnetic, and good in business, but he’s also the man who broke Natalie’s heart years ago. She knows better than to fall for his charms, but when Jackson’s marketing plans involve testing lube and visiting sex shops, things between them get unprofessional fast.

Soon Natalie has to admit her feelings for Jackson are more than casual. But Jackson is tied to their town and Natalie has only ever wanted to leave. The harder she falls for Jackson the more she risks losing everything she’s worked for.

Will she have to choose between the life she’s dreamed of and the man she’s falling in love with…again?

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