Saturday, October 31, 2015

Day 31: Tyler Green of Sacrifice

Welcome to Day 31 of my 31 Days Series!!  Today's book boyfriend is Tyler Green of Sacrifice by Reana Malori.

Tyler Green is a Gunnery Sergeant in the Marines. For a year, Tyler has been watching Staff Sergeant and letting her get used to him.  When Tyler was close to retiring from the Marines, he decided it was time to let Monica know he wants to get to know her.  

How is Tyler a book boyfriend?  
-Irresistible
-Uses the word darling a lot (Is it with an accent?)
-Full of confidence
-Very determined
-Patience
-Courtship
-Very Protective of Monica
-Confident
-Would do anything for his family
-Misses his dad and mom
-Treated Monica gently and with care
-gave Monica time to decide if he was the one for her

Happy Reading!
Melissa

Friday, October 30, 2015

Day 30: Roth Esterly of A Friendly Arrangement

Welcome to Day 30 of my 31 Days Series!!  Today's book boyfriend is Roth Esterly of A Friendly Arrangement by Christine Warner.

This is the second book of the Friends First series.  Holly Haggerty and Roth Esterly are best of friends.  They know each other very well.  Roth asks Holly to have an arrangement between them.  That they will be each other's plus one.  If they have to do to an event, the other will go with them so they don't get their friends trying to fix them up with someone.  Both have so much in common like they do not want marriage and not to have kids.  I love books about friends becoming more.

How is Roth a book boyfriend?  
-HOT
-Makes beautiful jewelry
-Understands Holly
-Sweet
-Likes Holly's family
-Learns more about Holly

Happy Reading!
Melissa

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Day 29: Henry Birch from Hope Springs on Main Street

Welcome to Day 29 of my 31 Days Series!!  Today's book boyfriend is Henry Birch from Hope Springs on Main Street by Olivia Miles.

This was my first book by Olivia Miles and it will not be my last.  I need to read the first 2 books in the Briar Creek Series.  Henry Birch comes home to help his sister fix up their childhood home and sell it.  He did not think he would find someone to love.  Henry has know Jane Madison since they were both kids.  Jane married Adam, her high school sweetheart, but he cheated on her and omg you need to read this book to find out what else happened!!

How is Henry a book boyfriend?
-Sweet
-Cute
-Spends time with Jane and her daughter, Sophie
-Very supportive towards Jane about her divorce and all Adam did.

Happy Reading!
Melissa  

Review: Sacrifice

For this review, I chose Sacrifice by Reana Malori.

I received a copy of the ebook for a honest review of this book.

Here is a brief description from Goodreads:
Monica Banks and Tyler Green have spent the better part of a year being sarcastic, caustic, and halfway in love with one another. What will Monica do once Tyler gets tired of waiting and makes the first move? Little does she know, he’s not just looking for some short-term fun. With Monica, he wants forever.

Gunnery Sergeant Tyler Green never made apologies for who he was, and wasn’t about to start now. People either accepted him just the way he was, or they didn’t. And he’d always been okay with that. Then he’d met her and his world was turned upside down. Monica Banks captured his attention from day one and had never let go. Patience was never one of Tyler’s virtues, but he knew that Monica would need time to get used to the idea of being with him and everything that came with it. Telling Monica how he felt about her was all Tyler could focus on and after a year of holding back, he was done waiting.

Staff Sergeant Monica Banks had experienced loss as a young child and promised herself she would never love someone enough that she would lose herself. Watching her father mourn the loss of her mother had colored her view of love, and what it would mean to ever lose that person. And then, Tyler Green had walked into her life. Like a bull in a china shop, he crashed through every barrier she erected, tearing down her resistance little by little. Soon, he was the only man she could see herself loving.

Tyler and Monica must find their way to each other, all while battling their own stubborn will, dealing with an obsessive stalker not willing to let Monica go, and understanding that loving someone with everything you are, doesn’t mean sacrificing yourself in the process.
 

This is the third book of Heaven on Earth series.  Book #1 is Escape to Heaven.  Book #2 is Redemption.  

I had many emotions when I read this book.  Anger at Russell.  Sadness for the loss of parents.  Happy to read what has been up with the other characters from the previous books.  Joy when I got to the end.

Another thing I saw in this book is a lot of adjectives to describe the heroine and the hero.  Monica was definitely beautiful, strong, fiesty, successful capable woman.  Tyler was definitely irresistible, intense, engaging, sensual, pushy, seducer, protector, friend, and Alpha wolf.  There was only one thing I could not stand about Tyler is that his personality was all over the place.  One minute sweet and the next so very pushy where it had to be his way or no way.  I would had been fighting just like Monica did.  With Tyler like this, we got to see Monica push back.

I really enjoyed this series.  Love this family and it is growing bigger with every book.  I hope there will be more so we can see how Daniel, and Noah are doing.  I would love to see more about Tony, too.


☆☆☆☆☆
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.
Would I recommend this book? Yes! Author? Yes!
Would I read more from this author? Yes!

Happy Reading!
Melissa 
Review coming next: Mistletoe Mantra by Nana Malone

FTC Disclosure: The Publisher/Author/Book Tour Company has provided me with a copy of this book for review or I have purchased the book with my own funds.  The opinion I share about the story are mine and have not been influenced by the The Publisher/Author/Book Tour Company if received for review.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Day 28: Eliot Lane of Mamarazzi

Welcome to Day 28 of my 31 Days Series!!  Today's book boyfriend is Eliot Lane of Mamarazzi by Brooke Williams.

Danica has a secret that she is the Mamarazzi.  She has a lot on her plate with her mom in a nursing home and paying all of her bills and her own.  She wants to be a photographer for the famous, but right now she is taking photos by being the most famous of the Hollywood Paparazzi and she calls herself Mamarazzi.  When Danica leads herself on a new show filming, she meets Eliot Lane.  

How is Eliot a book boyfriend?  
-HOT
-Kind
-Shows the real Eliot to Danica
-An Actor

Happy Reading!
Melissa

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Review: Hope Springs on Main St.

For this review, I chose Hope Springs on Main St by Olivia Miles, which is my first book by this author.  This is the third book in the Briar Creek Series.

Other Books in this series are-
Book #1- Mistletoe on Main St
Book #2- A Match Made on Main St

I requested ARC copy of the ebook through Netgalley in exchanged for a honest review.

Here is a brief description from Goodreads:
Sometimes love is where you least expect it... 

What do you do when your cheating husband proposes to the "other woman"? For Jane Madison, it means you keep calm, carry on, and sneak candy bars and wine for dinner. Jane's grateful for her adorable little girl, yet she yearns for the love that was missing from her marriage. Only one man ever really "got" Jane—and she's stunned when he returns to Briar Creek. But a single mom can't date her ex's best friend... can she?

Jane's still kind, beautiful—and far too good for the buddy Henry Birch tried to stop her from marrying years ago. Laying eyes on her now is like a much-needed ray of sunshine. Back in town to sell his family's old house, Henry wants to close a bad chapter in his life and move on. But time with Jane and her sweet daughter has him flirting with the idea of happily ever after—if he can convince her to take a second chance on love...


This is my first book by this author and is the third book in the Briar Creek Series.  I love books about small towns.  I especially loved that this book was set in Vermont, which is a new location I think for me to read.

Other Books in this series are-
Book #1- Mistletoe on Main St
Book #2- A Match Made on Main St

Boy, I was so mad how Jane's marriage ended.  She did not deserve to be cheated on by her husband, who took vows.  It's Adam's fault.  He cheated on her.  

Very happy with the ending.  I was almost afraid that it would not happen like that. (Read to find out)  This is my first book I have read by this author and the first book I read in the Briar Creek series.  I want to read the first 2 books.

This book was sweet, romantic, and filled with many emotions!


☆☆☆☆☆
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.
Would I recommend this book? Yes! Author? Yes!
Would I read more from this author? Yes!

Happy Reading!
Melissa 
Review coming next: Sacrifice by Reana Malori

FTC Disclosure: The Publisher/Author/Book Tour Company has provided me with a copy of this book for review or I have purchased the book with my own funds.  The opinion I share about the story are mine and have not been influenced by the The Publisher/Author/Book Tour Company if received for review.

Review: A Friendly Arrangement

For this review, I chose A Friendly Arrangement by Christine Warner.

I received a copy of the ebook for a honest review of this book.

Here is a brief description from Goodreads:
What happens when your plus one becomes "the one"?

Holly Haggerty and Roth Esterly are two besties with everything in common--they're neighbors, career-driven, and commitment-phobes. Tired of always being set up on dates by well-meaning friends and family, they take matters into their own hands: they will be the other's plus one--a little friendly arrangement between friends.

Easy…until a steamy night where they cross the line. But that's okay, they'll add an addendum--one that includes a little action between the sheets…on top of the sheets…and without the sheets. But there are rules. Dating and sex are exclusive until one of them decides to terminate the agreement. No slumber parties. And if either party becomes emotionally involved they will break things off with no hard feelings.

When unexpected news changes their plans and turns their fun arrangement into something more serious, Holly and Roth must come to terms with what's more important--what they thought they wanted, or what they really need


This is the second book of the Friends First series.  Book #1 is called A Friendly Engagement.  Holly and Roth are best friends, who live across the hall from one another.  They have a lot in common, but there are things that each of them don't know about one another.  Both don't want a commitment or a family.  Because of their family and friends, Roth comes up with an Arrangement where they be on other's plus one.  Everyone around them knew they belong together, but them.  

Loved this book!  It is about second chances and friend to lover.  

☆☆☆☆☆
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.
Would I recommend this book? Yes! Author? Yes!
Would I read more from this author? Yes!

Happy Reading!
Melissa 
Review coming next: Hope Springs on Main St by Olivia Miles

FTC Disclosure: The Publisher/Author/Book Tour Company has provided me with a copy of this book for review or I have purchased the book with my own funds.  The opinion I share about the story are mine and have not been influenced by the The Publisher/Author/Book Tour Company if received for review.

Day 27: Lance Brown of In Bed with the Bodyguard

Welcome to Day 27 of my 31 Days Series!!  Today's book boyfriend is Lance Brown of In Bed with the Bodyguard by Lynne Silver.

This is one of my favorite books by Lynne Silver.  Arianna Rose is a Gallery Owner.  It has taken a lot of time to get everything right for her first show, which I loved where it was held (read to find out!!).  Her father is accused of running a massive ponzi scheme and the media is taking it out on his daughter, which is not right.  Lance Brown is a Secret Service Agent on leave from being shot.  He becomes her bodyguard since she is getting a death threat.   

How is Lance a book boyfriend?  
-HOT
-Secret Service Agent
-A Rule Follower
-Stood up to his father
-Earned Ari's trust
-Romantic
-Protective of Ari

Happy Reading!
Melissa

Monday, October 26, 2015

Day 26: Tripp Galloway of The Marriage Pact

Welcome to Day 26 of my 31 Days Series!!  Today's book boyfriend is Tripp Galloway of The Marriage Pact by Linda Lael Miller.

Tripp comes hom to Mustang Creek, Wyoming.  He is there to help his dad, who has cancer, but did not tell his son until he had to.  Hadleigh is local quilt show owner and designer.  They have a rocky relationship because he saved her from marrying someone that was not good in his eyes.  I think one day she will realized that he saved her.

How is Tripp a book boyfriend?  
-HOT
-Trying to earn Hadleigh's trust again
-Will's best friend
-Looking out for Hadleigh for Will (his sister)
-Felt he had to do what Will would had done (ie the wedding)
-Sweet
-Loves dogs
-cares for his dad
-misses his mom

Happy Reading!
Melissa

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Day 25: Tyler Gray of SEAL of My Heart

Welcome to Day 25 of my 31 Days Series!!  Today's book boyfriend is Tyler Gray of SEAL of My Heart by Sharon Hamilton.

Kate Morgan is getting married, but she has some doubts.  Kate is on an airplane on her way to visit for sister in Portland.  She was seated next to this hot soldier, who ignited her insides in a strange attraction.

How is Tyler a book boyfriend?  
-Passionate
-Caring
-Romantic
-A Good man
-loves a woman who reads romance because of their imagination!!
-HOT
-A SEAL

Happy Reading!
Melissa

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Day 23: Joe Kowalski of Exclusively Yours

Welcome to Day 23 of my 31 Days Series!!  Today's book boyfriend is Joe Kowalski of Exclusively Yours by Shannon Stacey.

Keri and Joe were high school sweethearts, but Keri wanted to be someone so she left.  Joe was heartbroken.  Joe is now a famous author.  He never gives interviews.  Now Keri is a Journalist and her assignment is to interview Joe.  He tells her that the only way she could interview him is to go away with him and his family for 2 weeks, but with no computer, phone, or any kind of device.

How is Joe a book boyfriend?  
-HOT
-Famous Author, but is still who he was when he was younger
-Loves the outdoors
-Sweet
-Loveable
-Loves his family
-Has Keri seeing her life differently after the 2 weeks with his family.

Happy Reading!
Melissa

Day 24: Riley Whitefield of Falling for Gracie

Welcome to Day 24 of my 31 Days Series!!  Today's book boyfriend is Riley Whitefield of Falling for Gracie by Susan Mallery.

This is one of my favorite books by Susan Mallery.  Gracie was in love with Riley when she was 14 years old.  Riley is back in town now dealing with his father's will.  Gracie is back in town, too, but to make her sister's wedding cake.  I love how Gracie used  Good News, Better News, & Bad news to describe things in her life.  (page 132)
Good News- She completed all the dots & roses. 
Better News- The kiss was FABULOUS.
Bad news-She was tired.

A Great Riley quote is "I'm the one dining with a legend.  The infamous Gracie Landon who knows how to love with her whole heart." (page 91)  I love this Riley quote.  "You're not pathetic," he said. "No one thinks you are. If your mom is telling you that, she's wrong.  I don't know what bug got up her ass, but it's not your problem.  Understand?" (page 168)  I love it so much.  

How is Riley a book boyfriend?  
-Complicated
-Likeable
-Nice
-Put up with Gracie's issues from when he was young.
-Getting to know the Gracie that she is today.
-Sweet
-How cute is he when he talks to Gracie and not to listen to her mother!!

Happy Reading!!
Melissa

Friday, October 23, 2015

Day 22: Owen Montgomery of The Last Boyfriend

Welcome to Day 22 of my 31 Days Series!!  Today's book boyfriend is Owen Montgomery of The Last Boyfriend by Nora Roberts.

This is the second book in the Inn Boonsboro trilogy.  Avery owns a pizza place across the street from the inn, which the Montgomery brothers are renovating.  Owen is the organizer of the Construction company.  Avery's attraction for Owen is heating up.  He was her first boyfriend when they were kids.

How is Owen a book boyfriend?  
-Great guy
-Organized, and a planner
-likes to be prepared
-will do anything for his family and friends
-likes to keep things in order
-HOT
-helps Avery break down her walls

Happy Reading!
Melissa

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Review: In Bed with the Bodyguard

For this review, I chose In Bed with the Bodyguard by Lynne Silver.  This is Book #2 of the Alpha Heroes series.  Book #1 is Hot Nights with the Fireman.  Book #3 is In Deep with the FBI Agent.

I requested ARC copy of the ebook through Netgalley in exchanged for a honest review.

Here is a brief description from Goodreads:
IN BED WITH THE BODYGUARD

Gallery owner Ariana Rose's life is picture-perfect—until her father is accused of running a massive Ponzi scheme and skips town. The media quickly casts Washington, DC's sweetheart as America's most hated heiress. After the police ignore a violent attack on her home, Ari has only one place left to turn...

Taking a bullet for the president made Secret Service agent Lance Brown a national hero. His sexy smile and action-star body made him a national sex symbol. And his devotion to protecting the innocent makes him the man in charge of guarding Ariana Rose. She denies her role in her father's crimes, but neither she nor Lance can deny the heat building between them. Together they play a dangerous game . . . only it's not criminal—it's carnal.

Wow!  So far, this is my favorite book in this series!!  If you follow my reviews, you know one thing: I love Firemen books (married to a Volunteer Fireman).  It was the emotions of the book that made it my favorite.  We have 2 different people, but at the same time they have things in common.  One by the book and one who is not.  

Ariana Rose is a gallery owner and she is getting ready for her first show.  Her father did a terrible thing.  Ari is getting all kinds of negative media because of her father.  Lance Brown is a Secret Service agent on medical leave from taking a bullet meant for the President.  He becomes Ari's bodyguard.

My favorite character besides Ari was Lance's Nana.  She is sweet, feeds you, and loves to visit with her grandson and Ari.  Reminds me of my grandma.

☆☆☆☆☆
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.
Would I recommend this book? Yes! Author? Yes!
Would I read more from this author? Yes!

Happy Reading!
Melissa 
Review coming next: A Friendly Arrangement by Christine Warner

FTC Disclosure: The Publisher/Author/Book Tour Company has provided me with a copy of this book for review or I have purchased the book with my own funds.  The opinion I share about the story are mine and have not been influenced by the The Publisher/Author/Book Tour Company if received for review.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Day 21: Buddy Carruthers of Buddy Carruthers, Wide Receiver

Welcome to Day 21 of my 31 Days Series!!  Today's book boyfriend is Buddy Carruthers of Buddy Carruthers, Wide Receiver by Jean C. Joachim.

Emmy has always wanted to be a rock star, but she feels like something is missing.  Buddy is a Professional Football player.  Emmy wants another night with Buddy.

How is Buddy a book boyfriend?  
Buddy
-HOT
-A Professional Football Player
-Protects Emmy
-Cares a lot about his team mates 
-Patient with Emmy 

Happy Reading!
Melissa

Day 20: Stefano of Escape to Heaven

Welcome to Day 20 of my 31 Days Series!!  Today's book boyfriend is  Stefano Indellicati of Escape to Heaven by Reana Malori

Adele has been through a lot. The last thing she needs is to be dependent on a man. "Her family" will do anything to watch over Adele and including to make sure her boyfriends treat her right. She meets Stefano at the gym. Will she let him in?

How is Stefano a book boyfriend?  
-HOT
-CEO
-Patient with Adele
-romantic
-Protective of Adele
-Sweet
-Loves his family and would do anything for them

Happy Reading!
Melissa

Monday, October 19, 2015

Day 19: Mike Zarkades of Home Front

Welcome to Day  of my 31 Days Series!!  Today's book boyfriend is Mike Zarkades of Home Front by Kristan Higgins. 

I loved this book. I loved seeing a female Veteran instead of a male Veteran.  Mike tells his wife, Jolene, that he does not love her anymore right before she is deployed overseas.  This deployment Jolene was not expecting, but now her husband, Mike, has to be both parents.  We see the pov in both Jolene and Mike.

How is Mike a book boyfriend?
Mike
-Hot
-Great dad to his 2 daughters
-a strong spouse with his wife being in the military with all he needs to do when she is deployed.
-Stands by his wife when she comes home injured.
-Takes everything Jolene gives him after she returns home  

Happy Reading!!
Melissa

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Review: SEAL's Promise: Bad Boys of SEAL Team 3

For this review, I chose SEAL's Promise by Sharon Hamilton.  This is Book #8 in the Seal Brotherhood Series.

I have read the following books in this series:

Book #1- Accidental SEAL (Audio) 
Book #2- Fallen Seal Legacy (Audio)
Book #3- SEAL Under Covers (Audio)
Book #4- SEAL The Deal (Audio)
Book #5- Cruisin' the SEAL (Audio)
Book #6- SEAL My Destiny (Audio)
Book #7- SEAL My Heart (Audio)
Book #10- SEAL's Code (Ebook)

I received a copy of the Audio for a honest review of this book.

Here is a brief description from Goodreads:
Special Operator T.J. Talbot had watched from afar as his best friend married the love of his life. Raised in and out of the foster care system and nearly ruining his chance to become a SEAL, he figured his Happily Ever After would never be. But Dr. Death plays a heartbreaking trick on him and he winds up being the man’s father confessor, where he makes a promise to the dying SEAL to look after his friend’s wife and baby. 

Back in the states, Shannon Moore is grateful for the baby she is carrying, though she is a constant reminder of the man who no longer lives at her side. She is not ready for the attention from the community she receives, especially from T.J. She’s decided to honor her fallen husband by giving her whole life to the child he left behind. 

Recovering from his wounds, Talbot is plagued by the depth of the wounds he still carries inside him, as he tries to perform a mission he wishes he was not given. Rebuffed at every turn, he struggles but understands his promise might not be able to be fulfilled. He does not want to take what was never given to him in the first place. 

But what starts out as an improbable love story begins to bloom and grow. When Shannon and the child are endangered, he will not quit fighting for the family he now knows he was meant to love forever.


In this book, we got a lot.  
SEALs
Brotherhood
Passion
Heat
Family
Suspense
Loyalty
Intrigue
Sadness
Action
Excitement
Death

Shannon has fallen in love with the man she thinks she will grow old with, but things take a turn for the worse.  A fellow team man, TJ, promises Frank that he will be there on Frank's deathbed.

Shannon is my favorite character because she has no choice, but to be strong for her unborn child.  

JD Hart brings the book alive.  I love his voices especially Freda.


☆☆☆☆☆
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.
Would I recommend this book? Yes! Author? Yes!
Would I read more from this author? Yes!

Happy Reading!
Melissa 
Review coming next: In Bed with the Bodyguard by Lynne Silver

FTC Disclosure: The Publisher/Author/Book Tour Company has provided me with a copy of this book for review or I have purchased the book with my own funds.  The opinion I share about the story are mine and have not been influenced by the The Publisher/Author/Book Tour Company if received for review.

Day 18: Boone Dorsett of Sand Castle Bay

Welcome to Day 18 of my 31 Days Series!!  Today's book boyfriend is Boone of Sand Castle Bay by Sherryl Woods.

Emily leaves her hometown of Sand Castle Bay to find the success she has always wanted, but doing this meant she left behind the only man she ever loved, her high school sweetheart, Boone.  Boone moved on and married, but wife dies.  Boone is now fighting his in laws about his son, BJ.  When a hurricane hits their area, Emily goes home.  She is a successful interior designer.

How is Boone a book boyfriend?  
Boone
-HOT
-Strong
-Great father to BJ
-Successful businessman
-Dedicated to his family and friends
-Learns to trust Emily again.

Happy Reading!!
Melissa

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Day 17: Hank Cooper of The Wanderer

Welcome to Day 15 of my 31 Days Series!!  Today's book boyfriend is Hank Cooper of The Wanderer by 

Hank Cooper came to Thunder Point because his good friend, Ben, die.  He wants to know why.  Cooper is passing through Thunder Point.  Will he stay?  Is there something that changes his mind about staying?

How is Cooper a book boyfriend?  
Cooper
-Hot
-helps those who need help
-Loves his toys!!
-Town grew on him.
-Looked out for Landon
-Earned Sarah's trust
-Honest
-Caring
-Romantic

Happy Reading!!
Melissa  

Friday, October 16, 2015

Day 16: Trent Knightley of A Single Kiss

Welcome to Day 16 of my 31 Days Series!!  Today's book boyfriend is Trent Knightley of A Single Kiss by Grace Burrowes.

This is the first book in the Sweetest Kisses series.  Hannah takes a job at the law offices of Knightley.  Trent and Hannah are drawn together.  Each single parents to a daughter.  

How is Trent a book boyfriend?  
Trent 
- HOT
-Lawyer
- Saved Hannah's "hopes and her heart"
-would do anything for his family
-loves unicorns (read the book to find out more about this unicorn!)
-feels blessed to have Hannah and his 2 daughters in his life.

Happy Reading!!
Melissa

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Day 15: Harry Brody of The Fireman Who Loved Me

Welcome to Day 15 of my 31 Days Series!!  Today's book boyfriend is Harry Brody of The Fireman Who Loved Me by Jennifer Bernard.

Melissa and her grandmother goes to an Bachelor Auction.  Her grandmother wins and sets her granddaughter up with a fireman.  Her grandmother is trying to find ways to get her granddaughter married.  Melissa is not happy, but it could be worse.  Ryan gets Brody to go in his place.  

If things did not work out the way it was meant to, then Melissa and Brody would have never met.  But, I think Grandmother would have Melissa met someone with her plan to get Melissa married.

How is Brody a book boyfriend?  
Brody
-A fireman
-Smokin HOT
-Passionate
-HEAT
-would do anything for his fellow firemen
-attracted to Melissa and is afraid of what could go wrong

Happy Reading!
Melissa


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Day 14: David Goddard of State Secrets

Welcome to Day 14 of my 31 Days Series!!  Today's book boyfriend is David Goddard of State Secrets by Linda Lael Miller.

Holly is being watched by a secret service agent because of her brother being wanted. It's a second chance for bother Holly and David love. 

How is David a book boyfriend?  
David
- a secret service agent
-HOT
-drawn to Holly
-Passionate
-torn between Holly and her brother's problems 
-did things with Holly and her son
-made her laugh
-defended her to his boss
-caring 

Happy Reading!!
Melissa




Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Review: Mortal Bite

For this review, I chose Mortal Bite, which is the second book in the Golden Vampires of Tuscany series.   The first book is Honeymoon Bite.

I received a copy of the ebook for a honest review of this book.

Here is a brief description from Goodreads:
Golden Vampire Paolo Monteleone begins raising a son he did not know he fathered, after the murder of the boy's mother. He meets a beautiful human college professor, Carabella Sampson, at a Halloween costume ball. She is an expert on vampire lore, but doesn’t believe in their existence. Paolo dresses up as himself: a vampire.

A dark coven leader has targeted her for elimination, before she can reveal secrets of the Golden Vampire lineage she has obtained from an ancient book. Can there be a happily ever after if either his lover or his young son has to pay the ultimate sacrifice to protect the Golden Vampire race?
 

From page 1, this book grabbed me into the world of Vampires and the Monteleone brothers once again.  This time it is about Paolo.  I love that in the beginning of the book we are reminded what happened in the first book with his brother and Anne.  I really hope there is a third book.  This book definitely is steamy like the first book!

I love Paolo and Cara together.  They are night and day when they met at the Halloween party.  They are so sweet together.


☆☆☆☆☆
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.
Would I recommend this book? Yes! Author? Yes!
Would I read more from this author? Yes!

Happy Reading!
Melissa 
Review coming next: EAL's Promise: Bad Boys of SEAL Team 3

FTC Disclosure: The Publisher/Author/Book Tour Company has provided me with a copy of this book for review or I have purchased the book with my own funds.  The opinion I share about the story are mine and have not been influenced by the The Publisher/Author/Book Tour Company if received for review.

Review: Honeymoon Bite

For this review, I chose Honeymoon Bite, which is the first book in the Golden Vampires of Tuscany series.  The second book is Mortal Bite.

I received a copy of the ebook for a honest review of this book.

Here is a brief description from Goodreads:
Anne caught her husband cheating with the maid of Honor before their wedding cake was cut. She decided to take her planned and paid for honeymoon in Tuscany, alone. On the evening of what was to be her wedding night, she gets bitten by a female vampire.

Marcus Monteleone has waited three hundred years to find his fated female, only to discover her dying in his arms. He saves Anne's life by turning her, and then works to gain her trust, to cope with being a newly-formed golden vampire.

But when Anne finds out Marcus has not been completely truthful about his past, she vows to live as a human, and shuns the vampire world. Alone and unprotected, she falls prey to the very villainess who took her human soul, and who now takes the only man she’s ever loved.

Which lover will have to make the ultimate sacrifice to save the other before they both are lost?

I do not normally read books about Vampires, but this description was what changed my mind.  I had to read this book.  I am so glad I did.  I loved it.  So many emotions during this book.  Marcus is a 300 year old Vampire waiting to find his fated female, but when he did find her, she was dying in his arms.  Marcus saved her and now she has to learn to trust him.  Will Anne trust him?  Are they fated for one another?


If you are like me and not into Vampire books, I think you should give it a chance.  Never know if you will like a book until you read it!!

☆☆☆☆☆
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.
Would I recommend this book? Yes! Author? Yes!
Would I read more from this author? Yes!

Happy Reading!
Melissa 
Review coming next: Mortal Bite

FTC Disclosure: The Publisher/Author/Book Tour Company has provided me with a copy of this book for review or I have purchased the book with my own funds.  The opinion I share about the story are mine and have not been influenced by the The Publisher/Author/Book Tour Company if received for review.

Review: A Spirited Love

For this review, I chose A Spirited Love: A Five Senses Short by Gemma Brocato.

I received a copy of the ebook for a honest review of this book.

Here is a brief description from Goodreads:
Hearts entwined, their love will conquer history. 

Jem Kerrigan appears to have it all. Her husband, Jack, loves her to distraction. She owns a thriving cafĂ© in Granite Pointe, and she’s considering expanding her business. The only thing not falling nicely into place, the thing she wants most, is a baby bump. 

Hoping to distract Jem from their inability to conceive, Jack buys Sea View House and encourages her to pursue her dream of opening a banquet space. Jem is skeptical when she sees the dilapidated wreck atop a bluff. Deserted for a decade, rumors are rampant about ghosts and ill-fated love stories. While there is something haunting about the hundred-year-old mansion, the woven hearts themeenchants Jem.

After discovering the tragic story of the original owners, Jem begins to understand the importance of the carvings of entwined hearts scattered throughout the house. The motif quickly becomes a symbol of Jem’s love for Jack. The promise of their future together is spirited, even if Jem’s arms remain empty.

It is great to go back Granite Point and seeing some of the characters from the previous books in the series.  If you want to read other books in this series, I recommend Cooking Up Love (#1), Hearts in Harmony (#2), Exposed to Passion (#3).  There is another short called A Winter Wedding, which I would love to read. 

Jem and Jack are the characters from Book #1 (Cooking Up Love).  They are trying to have a baby and are having issues.  Jack buys this old house called Sea View with his brother.  The history behind this house had me glued to find out more.  The original owners were a Sea Captain and his wife.  I wanted to see this house in person by the way it was described.  I love old houses.  They are built to last.

This book warmed my heart.  I was hooked from page 1.

☆☆☆☆☆
I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.
Would I recommend this book? Yes! Author? Yes!
Would I read more from this author? Yes!

Happy Reading!
Melissa 
Review coming next: Honeymoon Bite

FTC Disclosure: The Publisher/Author/Book Tour Company has provided me with a copy of this book for review or I have purchased the book with my own funds.  The opinion I share about the story are mine and have not been influenced by the The Publisher/Author/Book Tour Company if received for review.

Day 13: Grey Lowell of Accidentally Hers

Welcome to Day 13 of my 31 Days Series!!  Today's book boyfriend is Grey Lowell of Accidentally Hers by Jamie Beck.


This is the first book in the Sterling Canyon series.  Grey Lowell brought a business in Sterling Canyon, Colorado.  He sees this woman, who caught his eye, in a restaurant.  When Grey left that restaurant, he is hit by a drunk driver.  This woman, Avery, was looking at him, too, but she knew her good friend liked him. Things would have gone better for them if her brother was not the driver in the accident with Grey.

When Avery finally feels that has maybe found true love, her life falls apart.  Will Grey forgive her?  Will they find their way back together?

How is Grey a book boyfriend?  
Grey
-doesn't want to go after her family.
-HOT
-wants to see where their friendship is going
-cares about Avery and does not want to hurt her.
-cares about Avery's family and does not want to blow his chance with her over this accident, but he needs to take care of himself and his business.

Happy Reading!
Melissa

Release Day Blitz: In Bed With The Bodyguard- Part 2


Here is the Excerpt from In Bed With the Bodyguard by Lynne Silver.


Ari rolled onto her side for the millionth time that night. She wondered if Lance was having any more luck sleeping on the couch. She didn’t think so if the noises emanating from his side of the room were any indication.
Oh God, his thigh. She should have thought more about his injury. How in the world would a six foot two man sleep on her small sofa, especially with a bum leg, He probably needed to stretch it out.
This was ridiculous; she was not getting any sleep tonight. If Lance weren’t here, she’d give up, flip on the lights and head to the potter’s wheel. A one second brain flash of her as Demi Moore and Lance as Patrick Swayze entered into her mind but she shook it off as the one AM crazies.
“Lance,” she whispered. “Lance.”
“Hmmm?” A male grumble rose from the couch.
“Are you awake?”
“Sorta.”
“Switch places with me.”
“What? Why?” He sat up.
“I can’t sleep knowing I put an injured man on the couch. An injured tall man.” She struggled to see his face in the dark, but could only make out shadows of his form.
“I’m fine. Go back to sleep.”
“No.” She hopped off the bed taking her pillow with her.
“Arianna, I won’t be able to sleep knowing I kicked a beautiful woman out of bed in her own apartment.”
He’d called her beautiful. She shouldn’t let his words shouldn’t warm her insides, but still, his compliment brought a smile to her lips. “Oh, I know. We can share the bed.” She turned back and crawled under the covers, her stomach jumping at the thought of Lance in her bed. Not that anything was going to happen. Well, nothing much. She wouldn’t be completely opposed to a little snuggle or if their feet brushed against each other.
“Hell no.” His refusal came way too quickly for her liking.
“Why not? Will your girlfriend be jealous? It’ll be purely platonic. Bring some of those blankets over here and roll them down the center of the bed. Problem solved.”
“I don’t have a girlfriend, but I...”
“Tempted? I promise to keep my hands off you,” she said, smiling that he didn’t have a girlfriend and knowing she’d have to sleep on her hands and have at least ten blankets dividing them to keep from rolling into his welcoming masculine heat. She’d already revised her opinion that he was a jerk. Lance was proving to be way more superhero than jerk. His willingness to stay and protect her went a long way toward softening her resistance to him.
“Will it shut you up?” He stood off the couch. Each of his footsteps coming closer mimicked the pounding of her heartbeat.
“Yep.” She scooted close to the edge of the bed and lay back down. When his weight sank one side of the mattress, she rolled then scooted back to the side. His warmth seeped through offering her a comfort she hadn’t felt in ten months since her nightmare began. It would be so easy to inch closer, and let her hands wander over his body, but she reminded herself he’d bolt if she got bold. He’d made it clear he was fighting the attraction between them. Silly man. Why not take what she was offering? Then she froze and wondered what exactly she was offering. She was off relationships and Lance wasn’t a one-night stand kind of guy. Looked like she’d be sharing a bed with a man and not having sex; a first. 
It seemed she’d just shut her eyes when the sun blasted through her windows waking her up. She sat up with a jolt and heard a noise coming from the bathroom. Sounded like someone was in her…shower? What kind of criminal broke in to shower in someone’s home? Then it all came flooding back. Her dad, the gallery vandal, the sexy man who’d spent the night in her bed. She nearly laughed. Never had a man ever slept over and nothing happened, not even a good-night kiss. What a waste. Lance was hot, and he was in her shower. Naked. She should probably go see if he needed shampoo or his back scrubbed. It was the charitable thing to do.
Before she could act on her impulse, the shower stopped and silence fell as Lance stepped out of the bathroom, white towel wrapped low on his hips. His tousled hair fell in all directions, dripping water down his muscular chest only lightly dusted with light brown hair. He had a full six pack of abs that spoke to his dedication to staying in shape for his job, and he had those total sexy hip lines going on.
Ari swallowed hard as he offered her a small uneven smile.
“Morning. I was hoping to be dressed by the time you woke up. I’ll grab my clothes and head back in there to change.”
“Don’t bother on my account.” Her lust amped up at his appearance, and made her voice take on a throaty, breathy quality.

Happy Reading!
Melissa