Camilla Isley – Love Connection

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REVIEW

This is a wonderfully inventive romance novel with a refreshingly new way to present a story.

Essentially, the story is told from two perspectives in alternating chapters. The story starts out where Gemma is at a fork in the road and must choose between using one of two plane tickets that will determine her future. The alternating chapters are based on which airplane ticket Gemma chose to use. It was a bit confusing at first, but after two chapters it became apparent. The titles of the chapters could have made it more clear. I don’t care for chapter titles that mark everything by time. After I got used to the constant switching at chapters, I found the format to be remarkable.

Once into the story, the dialog drives the story really well. It is a combination of happy and sad throughout. Unlike most romance novels where there are periods of happiness and sadness, this story weaves the two concepts at the same. Again, I loved the new writing approach.

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Have you ever wondered what might have been?
Gemma Dawson is at the airport, staring at two plane tickets to two different cities. Two different weddings. Two possible futures. She’s at a crossroads.
Be maid of honor at her best friend’s wedding or crash her ex’s?
Gemma’s decision, unknown to her, hinges on a delayed flight and a chance meeting. Now her life is about to go down two parallel tracks–will Gemma fly toward a life with her first love or a future with a man she’s not even met yet?
In concurrent storylines, Gemma lives out the consequences of each journey. Different stories unravel with unpredictable outcomes for Gemma and her loved ones. As the alternative realities run their course, humor and romance intertwine raising questions about fate and chance. Will these parallel universes converge? Is true love meant to be? Is everyone destined to have a soul mate? Or are one’s cards just a choice away from reshuffling?
Love Connection is a romantic comedy about one woman, life’s infinite possibilities, and the destiny that lies beyond two different choices. First Comes Love is a series of interconnected romantic novels. However, each book in the series can be read as a standalone novel.

BUY LINK

https://www.amazon.com/Love-Connection-First-Comes/dp/1537364219/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480954881&sr=8-1&keywords=love+connection

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Ruby Stallion – Naomi’s Sexy Thanksgiving (Sexy Holiday Series Book 1)

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REVIEW

I thought this would be a fun read during my Thanksgiving morning work out. It did keep me entertained while exercising on the stair master. However, I was unaware that this was the first book in a holiday series. My bad. So I was a bit shocked that the story ends abruptly in a cliffhanger.

As a first book in the series, it was a decent beginning. I tend not to fall in love with books quickly.

I would definitely keep your eyes out for this series as it comes to completion. I think the series in its entirety has good potential.

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About This Story

When a small town girl goes to the big city to focus on her career, she quickly realizes the differences between the people and her small town and the people in the big city. Especially the men!

All Naomi wanted was a Thanksgiving romance. What starts off as a woman settling for someone because she didn’t want to be alone during the holiday winds up being a sexy story of an erotic love triangle between her former love in her small home town and her new big city lover. Self-pleasure, good looking people, holiday spirit and the erotic fantasy mind of Ruby Stallion makes this a good erotic story.

Note: This eBook is an erotic short story that is part of a sexy series collection of short stories that take place during the holidays. If you enjoy sexy love/sexy romance, erotica mixed in with a holiday atmosphere then this erotic romance story is for you.

About The Sexy Holiday Series

The following is a romantic story part of the Sexy Holiday Series collection that follows Naomi during many American holidays. If you enjoy romance books combined with erotic fantasy, you will enjoy this series of sexy books.

The story next in the series is Naomi’s Sexy Christmas.

Thank You Arc to Ruby Stallion!

Emily Ruben – I Was A Bitch

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REVIEW

I love how the author puts the reader in the position of Lacey’s perspective, clueless as to what had happened in her life. I couldn’t stop turning the pages to find out what had transgressed in her life. I love how the author slowly reveals Lacey’s story.

There were a few too many issues thrown into one book. Some of the minor incidents involving ancillary characters seemed to slow the progression of the story more than just heighten the angst. Perhaps I was just antsy to have “mystery” revealed. On the other hand, some of these extra characters were written in an extremely credible manner.

Finn is an adorably lovable character. He was a bit too perfect. If he had some flaws he could have been a bit more realistic and interesting. His character was too much of a prince charming.

Overall, I enjoyed the story and I would give it 4 stars.

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After waking up from a coma, Lacey Jones discovers that she is the ruling queen bitch of high-school and in the middle of a love triangle with two guys. If only she hadn’t lost all memory of it!

When Lacey Jones wakes up after a horrific accident, she realizes that she’s lost all memory of the last two years. In this time, she has turned from a wallflower into the gorgeous and popular Queen Bee of her high school. Adding to the confusion, she is confronted with two guys who claim to love her; her football star boyfriend and the mysterious and attractive Finn.

Now Lacey has to figure out who she can trust as she starts to put her life back together and slowly discovers what really happened on the night of the accident.

Will she be able to resist her developing feelings for Finn and stay loyal to her boyfriend?

BUY LINK

https://www.amazon.com/Was-Bitch-Romance-Mystery-Book-ebook/dp/B01MAUYQT0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1480429885&sr=8-1&keywords=I+was+a+bitch

Thank You Arc to Emily Ruben!

Friday’s Five Star Finds

Five Star Books

Five Star Books that I’ve reviewed in the past week

(click on book to read the review)

November 18, 2016

I Came, I Saw, I Coffeed by Bruce Miller

October 21, 2016

Entropy by Joshua Edward Smith

Tempting Tristan by Melissa Foster

September 30, 2016

Angel in the Shadows by Amy Deason

A Gift to Remember by Diane Thorne

Another Gift to Remember by Diane Thorne

September 16, 2016

Under the Lights by Abbi Glines

September 2, 2016

Her Confession by S. Valentine

August 19

Tickle His Fancy by Samantha A. Cole

August 5

Rule by Jay Crownover

July 22

Bet Me Something by Aubrey Bondurant

July 15

Bound Beneath His Pain by Stacey Kennedy

June 24

Raw Redemption by Tessa Bailey

June 17

Let the Waves Come In by J.L. Leslie

That Girl by Rachel Strong

June 10

Colleen Hoover – November 9

June 3

Take the Money and Run by Samantha A. Cole

Legend by Katy Evans

May 27 

Stripped and Bound by Rebecca Moon

Love in a Small Town by Zoe York

May 20

Scandal Never Sleeps by Shayla Black and Lexi Blake

Roomhate by Penelope Ward 

April 29

Flirt by Laurell K. Hamilton

April 22

One With You by Sylvia Day

April 15

Sincerely, Carter by Whitney G.

April 8

Bound to You by Skylar Nightingale

Jason by Laurell K. Hamilton

April 1

Where She Went by Gayle Forman

March 18

Debt by Rachel Dunning

March 4

Helena Hunting – Pucked

Dani René – Broken By Desire

February 26

The Master by Tara Sue Me

February 19

Wicked Sexy Liar by Christina Lauren

February 12

Boiling Point by Tessa Bailey

Wild Aces by Marni Mann

A Sudden Crush by Camilla Isley

January 29

Brave Enough by M. Leighton

January 22

Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines

Prince Hudson by Lily Cahill

January 1

Blood Kiss by JR Ward

She Whom I Love by Tess Bowery

What Five Star Books have you read lately?

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Bruce Miller – I Came, I Saw, I Coffeed

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REVIEW

I love the humor and light heartedness in this title and the stories within were equally entertaining. The short stories about a man’s online to real life dating experiences are a cornucopia of happy, funny, delightful, and engaging stories. Between each story, the author includes an apropos quote. These too, are remarkably on point and funny.

I would buy this book for somebody that was feeling down about the dating process, recently out of a relationship, as a funny grab gift, or as a humorous Valentine’s gift.

One of my favorite quotes from the book is

“If you don’t look anything like the person in your online picture, you’re buying me drinks ’till you do.”

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I Came, I Saw, I Coffeed Online Dating: Why Didn’t He Call Me Back? What Goes Through a Man’s Mind on the First Meet? Impressions from a Man Who Had Over 350 First Meetups. Have you ever wondered what goes through a man’s mind when you first meet? “Why didn’t he ask me out again? What did he think of me?” “Did I say the wrong thing?” I was newly singled after an unwanted divorce and retired early, so I had time on my hands to find a girlfriend. I didn’t want to be alone, and hadn’t dated in years. I was eager to meet a woman, and became discouraged trying to find someone to be your love, your best trusted friend, a confidant and companion — a very difficult task. Seeing my low spirits to get on with searching to find a woman, a good friend simply told me dating is “Just a game of numbers — the more ladies you meet, the better decision you’ll make.” So, I ventured into the field of online dating and over three years met over 350 ladies. Many women asked me what goes through a man’s mind when he meets a woman. In this book I spell out my thoughts about the women I met, her walk, her appearance, demeanor, clothes, habits, figure, etc. in detail.

BUY LINK

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1537691546?ie=UTF8

Thank You Arc to Bruce Miller!

Bruce Miller is a member of the Team at Golfwell and has written about various topics – mostly golf humor.  Bruce worked hard to fight off his depression caused by an unwanted divorce and adventured boldly into online dating and recorded his impressions in his new book “I Came, I Saw, I Coffeed, Online Dating: Why Didn’t He Call Me Back?”
Bruce met a few hundred women over three years and found many women wondered what goes through a man’s mind on the first meet. Women would wonder what went wrong?  Did I wear the wrong dress? Did I come on too strong?
“So, I wrote a book on what goes through a man’s mind on the first online meetup.  I hope my thoughts will give women more insight into a man’s mind and make them more relaxed on the first online date with a gentleman after reading my book.”
An early retired businessman, Bruce has traveled extensively and has also written, “Absolutely Hilarious Adult Golf Joke Book” and “Beware the Ides of March”, both top ten Amazon Hot New Best Sellers in their category.
Twitter:@Golfwellnet

JC Valentine – S.O.B.

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REVIEW

The Chicago Fire is a hot soccer team, but the real heat in this book is between Levi and Vista.

If a parent tries take away a child’s candy, the child is more than likely going want to have it even more.  That was certainly the case for Levi.  His father insisted that he not date Vista.  He can fight the thoughts of her during the day, but is plagued with dreams of being with her at night.

Vista can work as much as she wants but there’s no way to get Levi out of her head when, “He looks rough.  Dirty.  Mountable.”

The sexual tension between Levi and Vista is palpable.  I almost hesitate to use that word only because it is often over used in romance reviews.  However, the mounting connection between them is practically tangible.

After getting caught succumbing to their attraction, they are ripped apart again.  But even after being reunited again, they end up being separated yet another time.  Their relationship is a bit of a roller coaster.  Considering their young age, it seems more believable than overly dramatic.

My absolutely favorite part was Levi’s proclamation of love on the Jimmy Kimmel show.

“You were right, princess.  It’s you and me.  So don’t lock that door just yet.  Make sure you leave a light on.”

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Levi Black is an s.o.b.Born with a silver spoon in his mouth, he’s a pretentious, obnoxious, womanizing jacka** who thinks the world revolves around him.

He wouldn’t be wrong.

A famous soccer player, his skills on and off the field have won him medals, trophies, women, and the cover of every heartthrob magazine in the country. He’s broken nearly every bone in his body and a few hearts along the way, including mine—his stepsister—and lived to tell about it.

One night changed everything, and I’ve avoided him like the plague ever since. Just long enough to finish college, to bury the hurt, and to outrun the memories. But now that’s all changed. I’m back, and there’s no more running.

My hands are supposed to be my livelihood, but now they’re my curse. Levi’s reckless ways have landed him in a sticky situation, and his father has given me an offer I can’t refuse. One month, and all I have to do is put my hands on his body. Easier said than done. The problem is, even though I know it’s bound to bite me in the a**, I can’t bring myself to say no to the s.o.b.

BUY LINKS

Amazon (99c or #FREE with #KindleUnlimited):  http://amzn.to/2g26hvy

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JC Valentine

J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Trilogy. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn’t sorry.

J.C. earned her own happily ever after when she married her high school sweetheart. Living in the Northwest, they have three amazing children and far too many pets and spend much of their free time together enjoying movies or the outdoors. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur. Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelor’s in English and when she isn’t writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors.

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