Review: On the Fence by Kasie West

On the Fence
by Kasie West

For sixteen-year-old Charlotte Reynolds, aka Charlie, being raised by a single dad and three older brothers has its perks. She can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows—including her longtime neighbor and honorary fourth brother, Braden. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn’t know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world of makeup, lacy skirts, and BeDazzlers. Even stranger, she’s spending time with a boy who has never seen her tear it up in a pickup game.

To cope with the stress of faking her way through this new reality, Charlie seeks late-night refuge in her backyard, talking out her problems with Braden by the fence that separates them. But their Fence Chats can’t solve Charlie’s biggest problem: she’s falling for Braden. Hard. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high.

Charlie may not be your typical female heroine, but she definitely caught my heart when she struggled between being a tomboy and acting weird wither her brothers’ best friend and boy next door, Braden. Her mom died when she was six and she never had a motherly figure attend to her girly needs ever since. Running at night kept her from having nightmares about the night her mother died. Growing up, she became close to her brothers and father and Braden while they treated her like one of the boys.

Until one night when she poured out her heart and worries and secrets to the boy next door. This began their late night conversations and the start of Charlie’s conflicting feelings for him.

This is my first book by Kasie West and I’m loving it. I’ve been dying to read a book by West because I’ve heard rave reviews about all her books. On the Fence didn’t disappoint. The characters were believable, their conversations light and straight to the point, and those nighttime talks over the fence really got me giddy and excited. The makeup scenes were fantastic and really funny, but had also been eye-opening to Charlie, thank goodness! Two of the other minor characters that I loved were Skye and Mama Lu, they were like the ray of sunshine that Charlotte needed to brighten up her day. I hated it when she lied about her mom though.

Braden of course was definitely likeable and yes, he’s the perfect boy next door you’d love to grow up with. Their relationship was one for the books.

Hoping to read the other stories by West, this has been really such a great and charming read! I don’t know why it took me so long to start reading this book. I’ve been so left behind!

Cover Reveal: DRUNK DIAL by Penelope Ward

We are excited to bring you the upcoming standalone from New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Penelope Ward.

DRUNK DIAL will release on AUGUST 21!

 

Cover designer: Letitia Hasser, RBA designs
Cover Model: Vadim Ivanov
Cover Photography: Kevin Roldan

 

 

From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.

It seemed like a good idea at the time. Look up Landon Roderick, that boy from childhood whom I’d never been able to forget—even though he so easily forgot about me—and call him.

Then again, anything sounds like a good idea when you’ve had a little too much wine before bed, right? It was supposed to be just a quick, meaningless, prank call. Instead, I went off on him—unloading thirteen years of pent-up emotions.

I didn’t think he’d call me back.

I certainly could never have anticipated the weeks of sexually tense phone conversations that followed as I got to know the man he’d become.

Turned out, Landon had never really forgotten me, either. That special connection we had was still there. I opened up to him, but there were also things about me he didn’t know. And he had his own secrets.

Over the countless hours we talked on the phone, I wondered what would happen if we actually saw each other. One night, I did something impulsive again. Only this time, I went to the airport and booked a ticket to California. We were about to find out if one phone call could bring two lost souls together or if my drunk dial really was all just a big mistake.

A complete STANDALONE.

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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author of thirteen novels. With over a million books sold, her titles have placed on the New York Times Bestseller list sixteen times. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 12-year-old girl with autism (the inspiration for the character Callie in Gemini) and a 10-year-old boy. Penelope, her husband, and kids reside in Rhode Island.

 

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Cover Reveal: Lunethra (The Lunethrian Chronicles) by E.J. Louise

 

E.J. Louise lives in Oklahoma with her son, Jeremy. They love books and using their imaginations to create new, fun worlds.

E.J. Louise can be found with her nose in a book or her fingers clicking away
at the keyboard, as far away from reality as possible.

She also writes under the pseudonym Jessica Renee, separating her Adult works of fiction from the Young/New Adult.

ARC Review: Mayhem’s Warrior by Lindsay Cross

Mayhem’s Warrior
(Operation Mayhem #1)
by Lindsay Cross

Captain T.K. Reaper only cares about his men; until he ends up falling for the one woman who can rescue his team.

Reaper has lived his entire life without love. Living on the edge with no fear, Reaper and his team volunteered for Project Mayhem— a top-secret experiment that uses a serum to enhance physical abilities in order to fight terrorism. Reaper believed the experiment would help save lives, but the serum only ends up taking them. Forced to go on the run, Reaper escapes the lab with his men, only to realize that they need the serum to survive. He has only one choice; return to the lab, and steal the source of the serum.

Caroline Cotter used to be a spoiled Senator’s daughter; now, she’s a victim. Kidnapped and held against her will to make the serum used for Project Mayhem, Caroline gives up hope of ever being free again… until Reaper enters, and frees her from her dark prison.

Yet the jungle outside is full of terrors, and government officials are hot on their tail. Reaper plans to keep the relationship between him and Caroline platonic, but undeniable attraction and explosive desire, coupled with Caroline’s adoration that he saved her from certain death, make it hard to resist the love story blossoming between them.

What will Reaper choose? His romance with Caroline, or the sacred vow he’s made to the brothers willing to die by his side?

When I got this ARC from Lindsay, I know this is going to be another blockbuster hit and there’s no doubt about it.

Captain TK Reaper’s team of enhanced soldiers had just murdered a roomful of lab technicians while General Rainer and Dr. Winters looked on. Driven mad and unfeeling due to the serum injected in their bodies, Reaper soon realized the truth about the serum and Project: Mayhem, and managed to escape the clutches of the general. Only to discover that he needed to get the source that would help save his life and his team.

Caroline Cotter woke up after being drugged for as long as she remembered. For princess Caroline, she believed her father was still alive and Reaper sent him as her security detail. It was hard for Caroline to penetrate a brick wall like Reaper, as he didn’t seem to show any feelings. If only she knew the real reason behind Reaper’s Mission.

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this Operation Mayhem series. A couple of months ago, I fell for Mack Grey, and now it’s Reaper’s and Caroline’s turn. I’m glad we finally got to read about Caroline and her abduction. And then there was a bit of science-fiction involved in this story, too, which was really interesting. A serum that would turn a man into a super soldier with enhanced inhuman abilities. The process of how it was created was quite far-fetched but definitely a possibility. Love how it played a major role in the lives of the main characters here.

I wish I could say more about the book, but I’d rather not proceed, because I want you to see and read it for yourself. This book deserves to be devoured. Definitely a must-read!

 

Release Blitz: The Barrington Billionaire’s SWEET Version

Release Blitz, The Barrington Billionaire’s SWEET Version by Author Jeannette Winters & Danielle Stewart

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One White Lie

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Author Jeannette Winters

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Jeannette Winters is a romance author mixing heart, intrigue, and the steamy pleasure of a Billionaire romance.

Jeannette grew up in a large family, number ten out of eleven children, eight of them being older brothers. She quickly developed a great sense of humor, mostly from necessity. One of her greatest joys is sitting on the porch where they were all raised and hearing the stories from years gone by. Quietly laughing to herself, she notices how they embellish the stories more and more each year.

Storytelling was passed down from her grandfather and mother. Jeannette caught the bug at a very young age. If she didn’t have her head in a book, then she was off somewhere with a notebook, jotting down stories of what she would write if one day she became an author. Although the notebook may have vanished, the stories are still vivid and waiting for the right time to be told.
Despite having an amazing family, there have also been some sorrows in her life, including the loss of loved ones. Over the years, Jeannette has spent countless hours volunteering for different organizations and acting as a caregiver to those most dear to her. As a result, supporting the elderly became of utmost importance.

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Author Danielle Stewart

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I currently live in Charlotte, North Carolina with my husband and five year old son. I work hard to perfect the ability to write in a noisy house and create story lines while folding laundry. I love hearing from readers so please find me on social media!

Ten Things to know about me:

  1. I have a fear of whales. All whales. The noise they make. The sight of them (even on tv). I don’t think this phobia has a name and I’ve never met anyone else who feels this way. I blame it on the 3D movie when I was 7 at the Boston Museum of Science. (Thanks Dad.)
  1. When I get hungry it brings out the worst in me. My friends and family know to keep me well fed. They pack snacks now.
  1. I can cook but not bake. Not even a little. Not even a box of brownies.
  1. If there is a song I like it is normal to hear me listening to it a hundred times (give or take) in a row.
  1. I do not, under any circumstances, read directions. Who has time for that? Making mac & cheese by the seat of my pants for the last 25 years.
  1. Like a black-out drunk, I have lost hours of my life mysteriously to Pinterest. If you haven’t tried it yet… don’t. Save your self.
  1. Before I became a mother, lots of things grossed me out. Now nothing does.
  1. My favorite food is food… my least favorite food is no food. I love food. (apply the same rule to wine)
  1. I do not have a green thumb. I have the kind of thumb that kills any type of plant ever given to me. Whatever kind of thumb that is… I have it.

10. Writing has changed my life. Not just the career it’s created but the way I feel when I write. If you have something you love to do I hope you get the opportunity to do it.

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Cover Reveal: Truth About Love III by Anna Bloom

☆.•°Anna Bloom Cover Reveal – The Truth About Love Volume III•°☆

When Eve Harris agrees to give billionaire playboy Cameron Wallis another chance, she didn’t anticipate finding herself in Paris living the dream. The chance to spend time with Cam away from gossip columns and the media is too tempting. But Paris isn’t the fairy-tale she envisaged and all too quickly, Eve realises just how different her and Cam’s lives really are. 
 
Will Eve be able to overcome her own insecurities and wade through the Truth About Love to get the man and her happily ever after?
This beauty is being released 2nd August so if you’d like to read the first two books links are below:
The Truth About Love Book I – books2read.com/TAL1
The Truth About Love Volume II – books2read.com/TAL2 
Pre-order will be set up in the next few days.
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Review | Double Crossed: Stolen by Sabrina Howl

Double Crossed: Stolen
A Dark Romance
by Sabrina Howl

It was just a regular day at the bank for Lisbeth – clock in, manage funds and let finances dictate her flow. That normality is shattered the moment two criminals pick her bank to cash in on. When the alarm is tripped and the duo trapped inside, she’s the lucky human shield that gets them past the cops. Though Lisbeth considers herself another victim of their crime spree, she can’t deny her attraction to the men. They might have stolen her, but that doesn’t mean they can’t enlighten her – or that they can’t show her exactly what her monotonous life has been missing.

 

DOUBLE CROSSED: STOLEN is a dark steamy romance with themes of kidnapping, captivity, MMF action and guaranteed to get your heart racing!

Lisbeth was a banker who was caught in a crossfire when two armed and masked men took over the bank for a holdup. She’d been taken hostage by the men and was used as a human shield to be able to escape the cops. Little did she know that this was the start of a more gripping, if not more dangerous life she’d ever led.

Warren and Callum may have had hit the jackpot, not only because they had robbed a bank, but also because they met the woman who made their life even more exhilarating than ever before.

While I wasn’t particularly in favor of the plot (robbing banks and holding hostages), I knew there was still something going on about the characters that will make the reader have second thoughts. There’s a lot more than bank robbery and even kidnapping. The two male characters could definitely set the fire alarm for their extreme hotness and fiery attitude. Lisbeth was definitely in for the shock of her life.

This has been a rollercoaster of a story, a little too raunchy for my taste but proved to be quite promising.