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  • Baked Fresh by Annabeth Albert

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    My Review

    I have to say that this second installment  of the Portland Heat was a better read than the first one, Served Hot.  I could relate to Vic and his struggle with his weight.  He chose to go through lap band surgery and lost a lot of weight.  I have to give him mega credit since he is a cook and cake decorator.  He has to be careful with what he eats.  But, Vic wanted to lose this weight for a few reasons; 1.  He wanted to get healthy because his dad died young; and 2. he wanted the guy he has fallen in love with to notice him.

    Robin had a very troubled childhood.  He turned to drugs and did things he was ashamed of.  Now he volunteers at the shelter that helped him when he needed it most.  

    Vic is so loving and nice, Robin can’t stay away from him.  Who would want to?  He can cook and help you through your sexual malfunctions. A great story!

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    From its famous coffee to the mouthwatering fare at its cafés, restaurants, and bakeries, Portland, Oregon, has a lot to whet the appetite, including the hard-working men who serve it all up—hot, fresh, and ready to go—with no reservations…

    Vic Degrassi is a baker on the rise, and it’s all thanks to his rare ability to make—and keep—his New Year’s resolutions. Whether it’s losing weight, giving up smoking, or graduating from culinary school, Vic goes after what he wants—and gets it. This year? He wants Robin Dawson, the sweet-hearted hottie who volunteers with him at the local homeless shelter.

    When he learns that Robin is suddenly single after being unceremoniously dumped, Vic is more than happy to offer a shoulder to cry on—or at least a fresh-baked pastry to bite into. But it’s been a long time since Vic’s gone on a date, and he’s nervous about risking his friendship with Robin. So when their flirtation turns into a steamy night together, Vic and Robin have to figure out if they’re friends with benefits or lovers in the making, and if Robin is ready for something more than just a rebound. There’s only one way to find out: turn up the heat…

    Link to Follow Tour: http://www.tastybooktours.com/2015/01/baked-fresh-portland-heat-2-by-annabeth.html

    Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23450161-baked-fresh?from_search=true

    Goodreads Series Link: https://www.goodreads.com/series/144476-portland-heat

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    AnnabethAbout the Author

    Annabeth Albert grew up sneaking romance novels under the bed covers. Now, she devours all subgenres of romance out in the open—no flashlights required! When she’s not adding to her keeper shelf, she’s a multi-published Pacific Northwest romance writer.

    Emotionally complex, sexy, and funny stories are her favorites both to read and to write. Annabeth loves finding happy endings for a variety of pairings and is a passionate gay rights supporter. In between searching out dark heroes to redeem, she works a rewarding day job and wrangles two toddlers.

    Represented by Saritza Hernandez of the Corvisiero Literary Agency.

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  • Wait for Morning by Nicole Edwards

     

     

     

    My Review

    Wow how scary to have to be away from your family and friends for over a year and never feel safe.  Marissa lived that.  Then the one man she ever wanted came and was her knight in shining armour.  Trace is just simply delicious.  I want to eat him up with a spoon!    They have loved each other for so long, that everyone around them knew before they did.

    This book is full of suspense, drama and hotter than hell passion.  I love that the book’s POV changes to more than just the main couple’s.  We get to know the other characters and get sneak peeks into what their upcoming stories may be about.  I am especially looking forward to Ryan and Z.  That will be a really hot story!

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    Welcome to Sniper 1 Security.  Wait for Morning is the first in a new series called Sniper 1 Security. This series will focus around two families that are in the private security business. This book is different for Nicole as it’s the first for her in the romantic suspense genre. For readers, they will find the normal Nicole Edwards style of writing, with a nice mixture of excitement, suspense and her erotic touches where needed. For the die-hard Nicole Edwards fans, they will see a bit less of the erotic, but when it’s present it will set your e-reader on fire!

    Synopsis

    Trace Kogan will go to any length to protect those who need protecting. That is the business he is in; the business his father, Casper Kogan, started with Bryce Trexler more than thirty-five years ago. Trace spends day and night eliminating threats to clients, so when the danger hits too close to home, he won’t let anything come between him and the woman who desperately needs his help.

    His fear… the physical reaction he has to Marissa may pose a bigger danger than the ghost that they find themselves up against.

    Marissa Trexler has spent the last twelve months of her life in hiding, tucked away in one safe house after another for her own protection. The threat to her is real even if the reason is still unknown. Strangely, whoever is after her seems to find her no matter where she goes, leading her family to believe it’s an inside job.

    So when the decision is made that Trace will provide personal protection, she can’t say no, even if being close to him adds another level of danger… and this one is to her heart.

     
     
     New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nicole Edwards lives in Austin, Texas with her husband, their three kids, and four rambunctious dogs. When she’s not writing about sexy alpha males, Nicole can often be found with her Kindle in hand or making an attempt to keep the dogs happy. You can find her hanging out on Facebook and interacting with her readers – even when she’s supposed to be writing.  Nicole also writes contemporary/new adult romance as Timberlyn Scott.  
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    Be sure to stop by the Nicole & Colt Edwards Group for release day giveaways! Plus we have a Rafflecopter running through April 17th with 5 signed paperbacks up for grabs and this grand prize: ONE winner will receive an iPad Mini***, $50 iTunes gift card, $25 Amazon gift card and a signed Wait for Morning paperback!    ***Details:Brand: Apple  Storage: 16 GB Operating system: iOS Screen size: 7.9 inch color; Connectivity: Wi-Fi Only  Camera resolution: Rear-facing 5 megapixel camera  Model: MF432LL/A. Restrictions apply, see contest for full details. 
        
     
     
     
     
     
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  • Clash: A Legal Affairs Story by Sawyer Bennett

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     My Review

    Clash, a novella, is the first book in this Legal Affairs trilogy , and is the story of Cal and Macy.  Cal has hurt people he love, has been hurt by someone he thought he loved.  Then there is Macy.  To him, she is only a stuck up rich bitch. Unfortunately , she is also hot as hell.

    Macy never had a good relationship with her family.  She medicates herself using sex.  I mean she even screwed her psychologist for goodness sake.  The one guy she would never want is Cal.  Except, he is really hot.  After a spat with the caterer, Macy want to  “medicate” herself, and who is around willing and waiting?  YUP!!  After hot time in the pantry, she does the one thing she never does…..invites him for a second reandeau.  

    He is torn if he should call her.  She is curious to know why he hasn’t called her.  Now that he has to represent her and they are in a meeting she asks and then…….a freaking cliffhanger!!! Nooooooooooo!!!  I guess I will have to wait for Grind (releasing on 4/21/15) and Yield  (releasing on 5/5/15) to find out what happens next!  Thankfully both Grind and Yield are full length novels. 

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    Synopsis

    Clash (verb): to conflict, disagree.

    It might be fair to say that I despise Macy Carrington. She slings insults with precision, not caring about the destruction she leaves in her wake. We clash in a battle of wills every time we’re around each other, and yet… I still fantasize about being lodged deep within her body.

    Clash (verb): to come together or collide.

    I have never encountered someone that grates me the way Cal Carson does. His pompous, arrogant demeanor. A holier-than-thou attitude. Any interaction with “Saint Cal” ends in a verbal clash of epic proportions, and yet… there’s no one I’d rather have in my bed than him.

    Clash (noun): a battle, fight or skirmish.

    Her breathy moans mingle with the sound of our flesh coming together, clashing with the silence that surrounds us, dispelling any notions I once had about Macy Carrington.

    Maybe I can break down her walls if we can call a truce to this battle.

    He whispers filthy words in my ear, provoking feelings I never knew were possible. The burning desire in his touch clashes with everything I once believed about Cal Carson.

    Maybe he can be the balm I need to soothe my broken soul, if only temporarily.

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    AuthorPicSmallAbout the Author

    New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Sawyer Bennett is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. Her husband works for a Fortune 100 company which lets him fly all over the world while she stays at home with their daughter and three big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

    Sawyer is the author of several contemporary romances including the popular Off Series, the Legal Affairs Series and the Last Call Series.

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  • Shaken Not Stirred by Sawyer Bennett

    Casey Markham is a man-eater in a rut. Swearing off relationships may keep her heart safe, but she’s beginning to question if her casual flings will ever leave her satisfied. She’s wondering if it’s finally time to let go of the past and stop letting history control her future. 
     
    Bad boy biker, Tenn Jennings can’t get Casey off his mind. A chance encounter with the beautiful blond has left its mark, and now he’s determined to prove her wrong about everything she thought she knew about men. 
     
    It’s safe to say… Casey Markham has met her match. 
    This was a perfect ending to this series.  We all thought Casey was shallow, some of us did.  The others knew something was up but we didn’t know why.  Now we do, can’t tell you what happened to her to make her that way.  You will have to read the book and find out.
     
    If I have said it once, I have said it many times, I love a badass guy with a heart of gold.  Tenn is so that man.  A biker, cowboy, marine, rich guy, he is all that AND a bag of chips.  And he has a 14 year old daughter he loves with everything he is.  What else could you want in a guy?!
     
    He was the absolute perfect guy for Casey.  Patient, thoughtful and oh so sexy.  I think I fell in love with him before she did.
     
    My favorite part of the book was the horseback ride…..oh yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
    5 Hearts!
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    Shaken Not Stirred:
    New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Sawyer Bennett is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. Her husband works for a Fortune 100 company which lets him fly all over the world while she stays at home with their daughter and three big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.
     
    Sawyer is the author of several contemporary romances including the popular Off Series, Cold Fury Series, the Legal Affairs Series and the Last Call Series.
     

  • Nate’s Naughty Nymph Release Day Blitz

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    Synopsis

    Nate McLeod does everything in his power to keep his sons alive even if it means letting them believe he’s dead. While they’re safe with his cousin, Jake Ramsey, he goes after the man who tried to kill him and harm them. Focused on his mission he doesn’t have time for relationships until DEA agent Nymph Lachlan walks back into his life.

    Free-spirited Nymph believes in going after what she wants and that means Nate. When she tells him she’s not interested in marriage then offers him a D/s relationship it’s a proposal he can’t refuse. She’ll submit in the bedroom but be his equal partner in their pursuit of Mendez’ drug cartel.

    When their mission leads them to Rendezvous, Texas, Nate is forced to reveal his identity to his sons. Now he and Nymph have two battles on their hands—stop Mendez and get the Ramsey brothers to let him be a part of their lives.

    My Review

    This is the book where we find out the backstory and blanks are filled in when it comes to our favorite doms.  Nate and Nymph were meant to be together.  Not only did they fall hard for each other but they compliment each other like chocolate  and strawberries.  In the bedroom, they burn up the sheets or whatever surface they are using and in the field they are totally badass.  

    I don’t think I could stay away from my boys the way Nate did.  He is a selfless man.  And Nymph is just da bomb.  I would love her as a step mom.  

    The hospital sex was hot!!!

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