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Review of Safe At Last (Slow Burn #3) by Maya Banks

“She is – was – my goddamn life.” – Zack Covington Safe At LastSeries: Slow Burn #3Author: Maya BanksPublisher: AvonRelease Date: June 23, 2015Source: copy for review Buy Links: Amazon – Barnes & NobleAdd to GoodreadsAdd Series to Goodreads They say young love doesn’t last, but a girl from the wrong side of the tracks with unique abilities and the hometown golden boy were determined to defy the odds. For Zack Covington, Anna-Grace—his “Gracie”—was the one. Until one night forever alters the course of their future, when a devastated Gracie disappears without a trace, leaving Zack to agonize over what happened to the girl he loved. As the years pass, his desperate efforts to find her uncovered nothing. Now working for Devereaux Security, he stumbles across a painting featuring a special place only he and Gracie would know. The image is too perfectly rendered for it to be coincidence. His…

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ARC Review: Dirty Thoughts by Megan Erickson

Dirty Thoughts is the first book in Megan Erickson’s new Mechanics of Love series, which is a spin-off of her Bowler University series. Though the Bowler University books are NA, the Mechanics of Love series is a Contemporary series with each book being a standalone. You do not need to have read those books first in order to understand this series, but that is where the Payton brothers are first introduced. Cal Payton and Jenna Macmillan love each other through high school and had their lives planned together, until one incident ruined everything for them. But when Jenna walks in to Cal’s garage years later looking better than ever, Cal and Jenna are suddenly forced to face everything that they left behind. Though Cal and Jenna still feel the pull to one another and are more attracted to each other than ever, the differences that once separated them are still…

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HEROES ARE MY WEAKNESS by Susan Elizabeth Phillips available in paperback July 28, 2015

A great, gloomy house, an isolated island in the North Atlantic, a VERY dangerous hero, and a heroine who only wants to be left alone. (Ha!) The perfect antidote for these hot, humid summer days. HEROES ARE MY WEAKNESS by Susan Elizabeth Phillips available in mass market paperback July 28th! Pre-order your copy today. Amazon: http://tinyurl.com/qej3qom Barnes & Noble: http://tinyurl.com/qej3qom Indie Bound: http://tinyurl.com/pfoqgf5

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Feature and Giveaway: Dirty Thoughts by Megan Erickson

Some things are sexier the second time around. Cal Payton has gruff and grumbly down to an art…all the better for keeping people away. And it usually works. Until Jenna MacMillan–his biggest mistake–walks into Payton and Sons mechanic shop all grown up, looking like sunshine, and inspiring more than a few dirty thoughts. Jenna was sure she was long over the boy she’d once loved with reckless abandon, but one look at the steel-eyed Cal Payton has her falling apart all over again. Ten years may have passed, but the pull is stronger than ever… and this Cal is all man. Cal may have no intention of letting Jenna in, but she’s always been his light, and it’s getting harder to stay all alone in the dark. When a surprise from the past changes everything, Cal and Jenna must decide if their connection should be left alone or if it’s…

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Blog Tour Review | DIRTY THOUGHTS by Megan Erickson

BLURB Some things are sexier the second time around. Cal Payton has gruff and grumbly down to an art…all the better for keeping people away. And it usually works. Until Jenna Macmillan—his biggest mistake—walks into Payton and Sons mechanic shop all grown up, looking like sunshine, and inspiring more than a few dirty thoughts. Jenna was sure she was long over the boy she’d once loved with reckless abandon, but one look at the steel-eyed Cal Payton has her falling apart all over again. Ten years may have passed, but the pull is stronger than ever…and this Cal is all man. Cal may have no intention of letting Jenna in, but she’s always been his light, and it’s getting harder to stay all alone in the dark. When a surprise from the past changes everything, Cal and Jenna must decide if their connection should be left alone, or if it’s…

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Sinful Rewards 12 – You Fell In Love, Had Your Heart Broken

Catherine at A Reader Lives A 1000 Lives shares “This series was more than an erotic tale of love – it was about family, blood and not; friendship, simple and not; striving for all you deserve and want while surviving all the world is going to hit you with. Perfection. Beautiful. A series I will read again and again.” Read the full review here http://areaderlivesa1000lives.blogspot.ca/2015/07/sinful-rewards-final-installment.html *** Subscribe To My Release Day Newsletter: http://tasteofcyn.com/2014/05/28/newsletter/ The thrilling conclusion to the Billionaires and Bikers series! One tiny mistake turns Bee Carter’s worst fears into a terrifying reality. She knows she isn’t alone. The sexy, honorable man she adores stands by her side, willing to sacrifice his freedom to ease her concerns. But she yearns for more than he is offering. She wants a partner who will love her as fiercely as she loves him, who will say the words and mean them, and…

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Sinful Rewards: The Final Installment

The thrilling conclusion to the Billionaires and Bikers series! One tiny mistake turns Bee Carter’s worst fears into a terrifying reality. She knows she isn’t alone. The sexy, honorable man she adores stands by her side, willing to sacrifice his freedom to ease her concerns. But she yearns for more than he is offering. She wants a partner who will love her as fiercely as she loves him, who will say the words and mean them, and someone who will choose her because this is what he desires more than anything else, not merely out of a misguided sense of duty. Will saying no to the man she loves earn Bee unbearable heartache or will she finally get the forever she craves? *** A few thoughts.  I cannot believe that I have been on this sinful ride with Cynthia Sax for a whole YEAR now! My eyes tear up a…

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ARC Review: Hard To Let Go by Laura Kaye

  Hard To Let Go is the fourth book in Laura Kaye’s Hard Ink series of standalones. This one centers on Beckett Murda and Katherine Rixey. While this one can be read as a standalone, I would highly recommend reading these in order as the story continues from one book to the next. It isn’t necessary to read the previous books to understand this one, but it does increase the reader’s enjoyment and this book builds upon what has previously happened.  As Beckett Murda and the rest of his time start to get to the bottom of who their enemies are that took out half their team and ended their time in the Army, things begin to heat up when Nick’s sister Katherine Rixey shows up. Beckett and Kat don’t seem to be able to have a conversation without sparks flying, and yet they also find themselves drawn to one…

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Avon Contemporaries on Sale!

At Wolf Ranch RECOMMENDED: At Wolf Ranch  by Jennifer Ryan is $2.99! This is technically more of a romantic suspense than a contemporary, but I’d say the suspense portion is pretty light. The book also features an awesome beta rancher hero who knows how to cook. Elyse and I did a joint review of the book and gave it a B: Elyse: This book was trope heaven for me. It’s got Country Boy vs City Girl, Unexpected Rescuer, Snowed In… It was like trope confetti. Amanda: Yes! Plus I’ve been on a cowboy kick lately and c’mon, did you see the size of that man’s Stetson on the cover? Admittedly, it was a slow start for me with the phone call and the info dumpage of character details. However once Ella and Gabe were in the same vicinity, the book really took off. Their interactions together were sincere, sweet, and addicting….

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