Friday, August 12, 2016

Review: The Summer Remains @SethKingBooks

TITLE: The Summer Remains
SERIES: The Summer Remains #1
AUTHOR: Seth King
RELEASE DATE: February 14th, 2015
FORMAT: paperback & ebook

Twenty-four-year-old Summer Johnson knows two things. The first is that due to a quickly worsening medical condition, she faces a risky surgery in three months’ time that may or may not end in her death. The second is that she would like to fall in love before then. 

As spring sinks into her namesake season on the Florida coastline, Summer plays the odds and downloads a new dating app - and after one intriguing message from a beautiful surfer named Cooper Nichols, it becomes clear that the story of what may be her last few months under the sun is about to be completely revised. All she has to do now is write something worth reading. 

Tender, honest, devastating and triumphant, The Summer Remains explores a very human battle being waged in a very digital age: the search for a love that will outlast this temporary borrowing of bones. In an era when many feel compelled to share and re-share anything about everything, prepare to feel a love so special, you will want to hug it close and make it yours forever.

The Summer Remains is an emotional story about a twenty-four-year-old young woman who has to face a risky surgery that could end in her death. Her only wish is to fall in love in what could be her last summer alive. Using an app she contacts with a sweet young man that will change her life forever.

I had a hard time deciding whether I liked or not this book. I have to be totally honest and clarify this, I have a love-hate relationship with this book. I don't know if hate is the proper word but that's not the point. For more than half of the book, I couldn't understand why all the hype and fuss around the book. Don't get me wrong, I think it's a really beautiful book with a strong message but I had a hard time connecting with Summer and yes I'm talking about a girl who had to deal with some heavy baggage and whose life I don't envy at all. Somehow, I couldn't really love her like I would have liked, I liked her optimism and bright view of life but there was something about her that still couldn't relate to.

Now let's go to the other half of the book and also let's talk about Cooper. OMG! I would have loved to read all the book from his point of view. I enjoyed his voice more than Summer's and his personality was amazing.

The story as a whole is good and the author has a gift with words. He has a really good writing style, and I think that because he is a twentyish person he could create believable characters with real problems and real lives.

I don't mind to admit that I cried a bit while reading this book because like I said it's a love-hate thing, there were moments where reading was slow but other were touching and emotional.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Blog Tour: This Time @lauranandrews91

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Author: Laura N. Andrews
Title: This Time
Series: Timeless Love series, Book 1
Genre: Erotic Romance / Humor
Release Date: July 23, 2016
Designer: Claire Smith
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When Charlie Blake goes out scouting for a man at a club, she isn’t playing for keeps. Her life is too crazy complicated and busy to get involved with another guy who could screw her over.

Brad Jackson has a painful history with women. He has no intention to lower his guard enough to trust again. The burns remain too raw.

From the moment Brad spots her, his conviction crumbles. In its wake is possibility. But it'll take more than sexual attraction to pave their way to trust and love. Can there be a happily ever after... This time?

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“Thank you,” she murmurs with tired gratitude.

“You’re welcome.”

“I’ll go. I just need a moment.”

I sit down on the bed. “There’s no rush. I don’t have to leave for another half hour.” 

Her eyes close. The poor thing; she’s exhausted. For some reason, I get the sense it isn’t just because of our sexual activities. She did seem stressed before….

“Hop in the shower with me?” I suggest, stroking her hair back from her face.

She opens her eyes, and suspicion is evident. “A shower?”

“Yeah.” I grin with a shrug. “The act of being underneath a spray of water used to clean oneself?”

“Smart-arse,” she grunts with a smile. “Um… Okay.” 

Charlie sits up and takes my offered hand. I lead the way and get the hot water started. She seems timid; maybe she isn’t used to too much interaction with a guy after the sex is over. Mind you, I don’t usually make a habit of dragging these things out. But Charlie is different. The attraction I have for her is completely new for me. Without even knowing her at all, there is still a sense of connection. At least, for me there is.

I was born in Canada, Montreal, and have lived in Australia since I was three years old. When I finished high school I studied – and received a Diploma – in Law Enforcement. Now, I’ve been working for over five years as a pharmacy assistant. When I’m not working or spending time with family and friends, you will find me either curled up with a book or writing one of my own.

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Friday, August 5, 2016

Review: Passionate Pursuit @tinadonahue

TITLE:  Passionate Pursuit
SERIES: Dangerous Desires #3
AUTHOR: Tina Donahue
RELEASE DATE: August 2nd, 2016
PUBLISHER: Lyrical Press
FORMAT: Paperback & Ebook
SOURCE: complimentary copy 

Is their passion strong enough to break her chains? 
Andalucía Spain, 1489: Innocent Beatriz is desperate to escape the threat of a miserable marriage to a cruel Marquis. Forced into the betrothal by her ruthless merchant papá, her only hope is to conceal her identity and become a servant in a nearby castle—a life drastically different from her comfortable upbringing.

Tomás doesn’t know what to make of his well-spoken new servant girl. Her beauty and charm captivates the military hero; her mysterious nature intrigues him. And the desire she ignites burns brighter with each glance, as does his longing to claim her for his own.

Beatriz can’t resist Tomás’ passion nor deny the heat of her own. But neither the lush countryside nor the walls of the opulent Moorish castle can entirely protect her—and if he were to discover her secret, she could be torn away from him forever. Yet how can she sustain his love if she’s living a lie?

Tina Donahue is an Amazon and international bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary and historical romance for Kensington, Samhain, Ellora’s Cave, Siren Publishing, Decadent, Luminosity, and indie.Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. Three of her erotic novels (Adored; Deep, Dark, Delicious; Lush Velvet Nights) were named finalists in the EPIC competition. Sensual Stranger, her erotic romance, was chosen Book of the Year (erotic category) at the French review site, Blue Moon reviews. The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for her erotic romance Lush Velvet NightsDeep, Dark, Delicious (erotic romance) received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition. Take Me Away (erotic romance) captured second place in the NEC-RWA contest. And The Yearning (erotic paranormal) was honored with an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition. She’s featured in the 2012 Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market. Before penning romances, she worked in Story Direction for a Hollywood production company.

Passionate Pursuit is a sexy historical romance. Book three in the Dangerous Desires series, this one is another example of how good Tina Donahue can write and how addictive her books can be.

Beatriz is more than a simple servant and Tomas can feel it. He will chase her until the end because he wants to have her at any cost. The tension is always present and it's clear they both feel it. Their story not only has passion and tension but also there is love and friendship.

As the other books in the series, this one is too hot to handle. The author creates scenes where you can almost feel the fire and passion. The atmosphere is perfect and they flow easily.

Tina has a gift to create real characters with flaws and virtues, their personalities are well built and it's easy to fall in love with them.The writing is very good and the historical element is used to create a solid background.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Legacy launch party & Giveaway @fieldinghannah

A troubled young journalist finds her loyalties tested when love and desire unearth dark secrets from the past.
Spring, 2010. When Luna Ward, a science journalist from New York, travels halfway across the world to work undercover at an alternative health clinic in Cadiz, her ordered life is thrown into turmoil. 
The doctor she is to investigate, the controversial Rodrigo Rueda de Calderon, is not what she expected. With his wild gypsy looks and devilish sense of humour, he is intent upon drawing her to him. But how can she surrender to a passion that threatens all reason; and how could he ever learn to trust her when he discovers her true identity? Then Luna finds that Ruy is carrying a corrosive secret of his own…
Luna’s native Spanish blood begins to fire in this land of exotic legends, flamboyant gypsies and seductive flamenco guitars, as dazzling Cadiz weaves its own magic on her heart. Can Luna and Ruy’s love survive their families’ legacy of feuding and tragedy, and rise like the phoenix from the ashes of the past? 
Legacy is a story of truth, dreams and desire. But in a world of secrets you need to be careful what you wish for…

Hannah Fielding is an incurable romantic. The seeds for her writing career were sown in early childhood, spent in Egypt, when she came to an agreement with her governess Zula: for each fairy story Zula told, Hannah would invent and relate one of her own. Years later – following a degree in French literature, several years of travelling in Europe, falling in love with an Englishman, the arrival of two beautiful children and a career in property development – Hannah decided after so many years of yearning to write that the time was now. Today, she lives the dream: writing full time at her homes in Kent, England, and the South of France, where she dreams up romances overlooking breath-taking views of the Mediterranean. 
Hannah is a multi-award-winning novelist, and to date she has published five novels: Burning Embers, ‘romance like Hollywood used to make’, set in Kenya; The Echoes of Love, ‘an epic love story that is beautifully told’ set in Italy; and the Andalusian Nights Trilogy – Indiscretion, Masquerade and Legacy – her fieriest novels yet, set in sunny, sultry Spain. 

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