Review: The Understatement of the Year by Sarina Bowen

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Rowena's review of The Understatement of the Year (Ivy Years #3) by Sarina Bowen. What happened in high school stayed in high school. Until now. Five years ago, Michael Graham betrayed the only person who ever really knew him. Since then, he’s made an art of hiding his sexuality from everyone. Including himself. So it’s a shock when his past strolls right into the Harkness College locker room, sporting a bag of hockey gear and the same slow smile that had always rendered Graham … [Read more...]

Cover Reveal: The Shameless Hour by Sarina Bowen

ShamelessHour cover reveal

BELLA'S BOOK IS COMING GUYS!! Holly and I were such huge fans of Sarina Bowen's Ivy Years series last year and Sarina is keeping the party going with Bella's story and I have every faith that it's going to be a good one. If you remember, Bella was the team manager for the college's Men's hockey team and she was also really good friends with Michael Graham, one of the heroes in The Understatement of the Year. Here's the cover and blurb for Bella's book. *squee* Announcing: Ivy Years … [Read more...]

Guest Review: The Courtesan Duchess by Joanna Shupe

The Courtesan Duchess by Joanna Shupe

Tracy’s review of The Courtesan Duchess (Wicked Deceptions #1) by Joanna Shupe How to seduce an estranged husband—and banish debt!—in four wickedly improper, shockingly pleasurable steps... 1. Learn the most intimate secrets of London’s leading courtesan. 2. Pretend to be a courtesan yourself, using the name Juliet Leighton. 3. Travel to Venice and locate said husband. 4. Seduce husband, conceive an heir, and voilà, your future is secure! For Julia, the Duchess of Colton, such a … [Read more...]

Review: Deep by Kylie Scott


Holly's review of Deep (Stage Dive, Book 4) by Kyle Scott Don't miss a beat with the fourth and final novel in theUSA Today bestselling Stage Dive series from Kylie Scott. Positive. With two little lines on a pregnancy test, everything in Lizzy Rollins' ordinary life is about to change forever. And all because of one big mistake in Vegas with Ben Nicholson, the irresistibly sexy bass player for Stage Dive. So what if Ben's the only man she's ever met who can make her feel completely safe, … [Read more...]

Giveaway: Still the One by Jill Shalvis (and some Animal Magnetism Love)

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Holly: There are a lot of great things to recommend Jill Shalvis' Animal Magnetism series. Hot heroes, adorable pets, tight friendships, hot heroes, strong family bonds (both made and blood families), hot heroes. Did I mention the hot heroes? Beyond that, the heroines are always independent and able to laugh at themselves....and their best friends. Rowena: I don't care how too cool for school you are, a woman needs her girls. Life is just tons better with your girls. Nobody understands you … [Read more...]

Guest Review: Cold Cold Heart by Tami Hoag

Cold Cold Heart by Tami Hoag

Tina's review of Cold Cold Heart by Tami Hoag Dana Nolan was a promising young TV reporter until a notorious serial killer tried to add her to his list of victims.  Nearly a year has passed since surviving her ordeal, but the physical, emotional, and psychological scars run deep.  Struggling with the torment of post-traumatic stress syndrome, plagued by flashbacks and nightmares as dark as the heart of a killer, Dana returns to her hometown in an attempt to begin to put her life back … [Read more...]

Guest Review: Just a Little Flirt by Renita Pizzitola

Just a Little Flirt by Renita Pizzitola

Tracy’s review of Just a Little Flirt (Crush #2) by Renita Pizzitola Between all the parties and random hook-ups, Fallon Carr is this close to flunking out of college. But her internship working with pediatric patients means the world to her—especially since, at the end of the summer, one lucky intern will be offered a paid position. Determined to leave her bad reputation behind, Fallon even takes a bet that she won’t sleep with anyone from work. But there’s one little catch. . . . Not … [Read more...]

Weekly Winner Wrap Up


Sorry, no weekly winners to announce.   Be sure to check back every Sunday to see if you’re a winner in any of our giveaways! … [Read more...]

Five Books Everyone Should Read: Author Sarah Mayberry

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Five Books Everyone Should Read is a new feature we’re running in 2015. We’ve asked some of our favorite authors, readers and bloggers to share five books that touched them or have stayed with them throughout the years. This is going to be hard. My 5 books probably changes with the years, so I’ll try not to feel too guilty about including some books and leaving others out. I tend to read across a lot of genres, and I started my reading life with a lot of fantasy novels, inspired by The … [Read more...]

WTF Cover Saturday (107)

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  You'll have to bear with me for today's cover.   .... ... see what I did there?  Cause there's a bear on the cover and I said "bear with me"? See? See? *crickets* Geez, tough crowd. Okay, moving along...   Seriously, though, I don't even know what to focus on here. The...intense?...way they're staring at each other? Their matching hair styles? The bear creepily stalking them through the woods? Her..lingerie? Or his bear (heh heh heh) chest? Seriously. I amuse … [Read more...]

What Are You Reading? (236)


Holly: I didn't get a chance to read as much as I would have liked this week. Things were crazy in my personal life, plus I've been trying out new e-reading apps (Nook, Kindle, UB Reader, Google Play Books, etc), which means I was switching back and forth so much I only partially read a lot of books. (I hope to do a post about my experiences  -and the pros and cons - of each...someday.) I read Suddenly One Summer by Julie James, which prompted a re-read of Love Irresistibly  (there was an … [Read more...]

Guest Review: Love After All by Jaci Burton

Love After All by Jaci Burton

Tracy’s review of Love After All (Hope #4) by Jaci Burton High school math teacher Chelsea Gardner has the perfect plan. She’s tired of dating all the wrong men, and after years of frustration, she’s developed a foolproof list of requirements for finding “The One.” Bar owner Sebastian “Bash” Palmer finds Chelsea beautiful, smart and fun, but he thinks her list is ridiculous and unnecessary. Intent on proving Chelsea is looking for love in all the wrong ways, he offers to help her find the … [Read more...]

Review: Rebound by Noelle August


Rowena's review of Rebound (Boomerang #2) by Noelle August. Hooking up is only the beginning of the fun in this sexy and irresistible second installment of the thrilling New Adult series, Boomerang. Adam Blackwood has it all. At twenty-two, he’s fabulously wealthy, Ryan Gosling-hot and at the top of the heap in the business world. His life is perfect, until a scandal from his past resurfaces and knocks the tech wunderkind down, throwing his company, Boomerang, a hook-up site for … [Read more...]

On Jane of Dear Author Writing as Jen Frederick

DA Reviewer Disclosure

In 2013 I discovered new adult author Jen Frederick. Her first book was problematic for me, but I absolutely loved her second. Over the last two years I've read most of her other works. I also followed her on Twitter and exchanged a few reviewer/author emails with her. Based on her familiarity with authors online, and the community as a whole, I suspected she was an author or blogger writing under a pseudonym. Yesterday, Jane Litte of Dear Author confirmed my suspicions when she came out as … [Read more...]

Guest Review: Holding Strong by Lori Foster

Holding Strong by Lori Foster

Tracy’s review of Holding Strong (Ultimate #2) by Lori Foster Heavyweight fighter Denver Lewis plays real nice, but he doesn't share. That's why he's been avoiding top-notch flirt Cherry Peyton. But a man can only resist those lush curves for so long. Their encounter surpasses all his fantasies, bringing out protective urges that Cherry's about to need more than she knows…  Denver's combination of pure muscle and unexpected tenderness has been driving Cherry wild. Yet no sooner does she … [Read more...]