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Friday, March 27, 2015

Review: Served Hot by Annabeth Albert


So, who here is a fan of M/M romance? Can you recommend some of your favorites to me? I'm in the market for some good reads!

Favorite Character Friday #12

Favorite Character Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Adria's Romance Reviews that gives readers a chance to celebrate their favorite characters!

Why a weekly meme? Because really, with millions of books out there and more coming out every week, characters are like potato chips, you can't have just one.

How it works: Every week you pick on of your favorite characters and tell every one who it is, what book they're from and WHY they're one of your favorite characters. Be sure to include the blurb and book cover as well! Share the love and maybe someone will read that same book and see why that character is one of your favorites! Unlike the Book Boyfriend meme (which was a great meme), your Favorite Character Fridays choice can be male or female!

Be sure to link back to Adria's Romance Reviews and share the link via the linky widget below.

Favorite Character: Tristan Bonnaud

Book Title & Author: How the Scoundrel Seduces by Sabrina Jeffries

Why is this character your favorite (Feel free to include a favorite quote or scene)?
Who doesn't love a through and through scoundrel? I know I can't resist them and Tristan is just one of the sweetest, funniest and most exasperating men ever! Tristan will always have a little wildness in him that will never go away and that's what was part of his appeal. I just couldn't see him becoming a stodgy, boring old married man. He's an exciting man for sure.

I'm sure Lady Zoe would agree that he can try the patience of a saint and therefore he needed a special woman with a little big or wildness of her own to capture his heart.

Book Cover/Blurb:

Lady Zoe Keane’s father is pressing her to marry a cousin she’s never met. As Lord and Lady Olivier’s only child, spirited Zoe will one day inherit the title of countess and their Yorkshire estate, the land she adores—but she wants to marry for love. Then an unsolved family mystery shatters her world: is it possible Zoe’s birth mother was actually a Romany named Drina? Desperate to know her true lineage, Zoe hires the Duke’s Men to search for the woman who will determine her destiny.

Tristan Bonnaud is the man for the job, and not because the roguish investigator cares about a spoiled aristocrat and her inheritance “problem.” To protect himself from his villainous half-brother, Tristan needs to track down his Romany horse trader friend who has information about a decade-old scandal—and this young beauty’s far-fetched case is just the excuse he needs.

But if untangling the past isn’t risky enough, the sizzling attraction drawing the scoundrel to the lady is the most dangerously seductive surprise of all. 


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To make things simpler, I'm taking a page from Brazen Babe's blog who took a page from Talk Supe's blog and asking that when you link up, link up with your tag link. For example, I always tag this meme as "favorite character friday" and so my tag link looks like this:

http://adriasromancereviews.blogspot.com/search/label/favorite%20character%20friday

That way, you can just leave a comment every week and others can just click on your link to see your latest FCF! Easy right?

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Review: Too Hot To Handle by Katie Rose


Happy... Morning? Evening? Whichever it is, I hope it's a happy one for you. I cannot believe that I'm getting into sports romances. I can't stand sports in real life but put a talented author like Katie Rose in front of me and I'm all for it!

Format: .epub (provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review)
Publisher: Random House - Loveswept
Release Date: January 27, 2015

Nikki Case is no fan of baseball. Her ex gambled away a fortune on the sport, and now her PR firm has tasked her with cleaning up the league’s most notorious bad boys. The New Jersey Sonics are known for wild womanizing and booze-fueled brawls, so Nikki expects the worst. Her first stop in the battle to win hearts and minds is star hitter Jake Baldwin—a legendary ladies man so smokin’ he threatens to melt her tough-girl armor.

Although his teammates prank her without mercy, Jake admires the way Nikki gives as good as she gets. She may be the queen of frost, but there’s kindling beneath those sultry curves—and he’s just the man to ignite it. But when a PR nightmare lands the Sonics in headlines across the country, Nikki is ready to walk. Only then does Jake realize how important she is to the Sonics’ success—and that winning the love of a good woman is no game.

More known for their womanizing and brawls than for the sport they play, the New Jersey Sonics are in desperate need of an image makeover and PR Agent Nikki Case has just landed the job. Too bad she’s not a fan of baseball. To make matters more difficult, Nikki finds herself attracted to star hitter Jake Baldwin, the first member of the team that she needs to “makeover.”

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Review: What a Devilish Duke Desires by Vicky Dreiling


Morning! How is everyone's week shaping up? Mine is quite busy since I've started the dreaded spring cleaning. Between you and me, I take A LOT of breaks that involve books. It keeps me sane. Have any of you started your spring cleaning yet?

Format: .epub (provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review)
Publisher: Forever/Grand Central Publishing
Release Date: February 24, 2015


WILL A FEW FLIRTATIOUS STEPS


Harry Norcliffe never wanted to inherit his beloved uncle's title. The rigidity of the ton, the incessant reminders from his marriage-minded mama that he must settle down with a highborn lady and produce an heir and a spare: it's all such a dreadful bore. So when his mother asks him to take part in a dancing competition, he patently refuses. The last thing he needs is another chore . . . until a beautiful, brilliant, delightfully tempting maid makes him rethink his position.

LEAD TO A SCANDALOUS SEDUCTION?


Most women would be over the moon to be pursued by a wickedly handsome-not to mention wealthy-duke like Norcliffe. But Lucy will not be any man's trophy. She could use a friend, though, and what begins innocently soon ignites into desire. As Lucy tries to resist Harry's scorching kisses, he makes an utterly irresistible offer. Enter the dance contest with him, and win a prize that could change her life forever . . . if falling in love doesn't change it first.

The last thing Harry Norcliffe ever wanted was to lose his uncle and inherit a dukedom; the second to last thing he ever wanted was to be forced to deal with the ton, much less be forced to marry and produce the heir and the spare. He refuses to take part in an upcoming dancing competition, until he meets the charming Lucy Longmore.

Lucy doesn’t want to be anyone’s property, not even Harry’s. As attracted to him as she is, he also means trouble. Being friends with Harry however? That she thinks she can do. After all, she doesn’t have very many friends, much less rich, powerful ones like Harry.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Review: Broken Honor by Tonya Burrows


Good Tuesday morning to you all! Tell me, have any of you read Tonya Burrows before? What did you think? Would you recommend the previous books in the HORNET series to me?

Format: .epub (provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review)
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Ice-cold and unbreakable, Travis Quinn is the HORNET team's hard-ass. No weaknesses. Except, of course, for the accident that not only destroyed his career as a Navy SEAL, but left terrifying blanks in his memory. But Travis remembers everything about Mara Escareno—the curve of her lips, the feel of her body...and how he walked out on her suddenly six weeks ago.

Mara could never resist the dangerously sexy Travis, which is probably how she ended up pregnant and disowned by her family. But before Travis can fully process the news, Mara is kidnapped by his enemies and plunged into the violent, merciless world of human trafficking. They want Travis—and the information locked within his damaged memory—no matter the cost. And now Travis's enemies have discovered his only weakness...Mara.

After an accident destroyed his Navy SEAL career and left him with blanks in his memory, Travis Quinn became even more distant than he was before. But while he may not remember everything that happened before the accident, he does remember Mara Escareno, the woman he walked away from without a word in the middle of the night.

Pregnant and disowned by her family, Mara has little choice but to contact Travis and tell him the news. Predictably, Travis is less than thrilled with his impending fatherhood and fear causes him to walk out on her again. However, before he gets too far he goes back, determined not to run away again, only to arrive in time to witness Mara being kidnapped by his enemies. Thrown into a dark world of blood, vengeance and secrets, Mara holds tight to the hope that Travis will come for her.

Tuesday Jams: Can't Let Go of St. Paddy's Day

Brazen Babe Reviews have this awesome meme called Tuesday Jams where you share a song that you currently love and can't get out of your head (Or in my case, off "repeat" on my iPod). Everyone's welcome to join in, the more the merrier! Be sure to leave your link on their blog post so that others can stop by and see your selection!

So, the one other thing I love just as much as reading? Listening to music! Though the majority of my music is modern country or movie scores, I do listen to a little bit of everything and am always on the look out for more music to add to my collection (You should see my iTunes library, it's HUGE). That's why Tuesday Jams has just become one of my new favorite memes!

Can't get out of my head song(s) this week are: Songs by The Corrs.
I know St. Patrick's Day was exactly one week ago but some music is just too good to only be heard on St. Patrick's. Do you remember back in the 90s the Irish sibling group, The Corrs? They had a hit single in the US, Breathless that is still played today. While it was a huge hit in the states, not many people knew that in Europe they were hugely successful and had other great singles as well as some very beautiful instrumentals. They performed with Rod Stewart, Bono, Celine Dion, and Luciano Pavorotti to name a few. I LOVED them so much and even bought their last album "Home" which had songs inspired by Ireland, including some in Gaelic (I still can't understand a lick of it but it's still beautiful). So enjoy a little taste of Ireland!