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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Exposed Blog Tour - Release Day Review + Giveaways: Exposed (Ethan Frost #3) by Tracy Wolff



Author: Tracy Wolff
Series: Ethan Frost
Number in Series: 3
Format: ARC ePub (Netgalley)
Release Date: May 5, 2015
Pages: 304
Publisher: Loveswept
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Erotic Romance/New Adult 
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Synopsis from Tracy Wolff
Ethan Frost, the irresistible leading man from the New York Times bestsellers Ruined and Addicted, returns once again inExposed—a novel that’s perfect for fans of J. Kenner and Sylvia Day. 
Will Ethan Frost go too far for the woman he loves?
The moment Chloe Girard walked into my life, she exposed secrets and emotions I always thought were best kept buried.
She wants to move on, to ignore the past. But I can’t do that. Not when she still suffers. And not when the man who hurt her remains unscathed. So when I discover the perfect opportunity to make him pay for what he did to Chloe, I can’t walk away, no matter the consequences.
But there’s a fine line between justice and obsession. As I turn up old crimes and new lies, I know that I’m playing with fire—and risking the very foundations of our relationship.
My love for Chloe is absolute. I just hope it’s enough to save us both.

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     Exposed is the third installment in Tracy Wolff's Ethan Frost series. This time around everything is left out on the table and we aren't sure if anyone is going to survive. Wolff really didn't hold back. Ethan and Chloe are back together and are doing well. Well, they are doing well with the exception of one thing - Chloe's past. Ethan can't let what what happened to Chloe go because he feels partially responsible for the outcome. Chloe wants Ethan to just let it go. But he can't. They both aren't aware just how far things are going to go and their future may not survive it.

     I have to say, this is my favorite in the series so far. Not only do we really dive deeper into Ethan and Chloe's relationship, but seeing what they are willing to do to protect each other is great. Not only do they try to protect each other from the press, but mainly from themselves. I forget sometimes that they haven't known each other that long. It feels like they have been together for years.


     Chloe has come a long way from the first time we met her, but she still has some ways to go. She still has a lot of doubts about herself and the press doesn't help with that. There are times when she still sees herself has broken and messed up it seems. But Ethan is there to help her bounce back. I do love how the POVs bounce back between them. I love when books do that, it helps to understand both perspectives. Ethan is beyond determined to crush the man who hurt her. He believes he has the perfect plan. I love Ethan. He is just the perfect guy. He is a man on a mission to make everything right and perfect for the woman he loves. You can see it has become a bit of an obsession. 


     Ethan is so focused on righting every wrong, he can't see anything else. You can see where this obsession starts to drive a wedge between him and Chloe. But as I said, with the different POVs, you can understand it from both sides. It makes it easy to root for both of them and makes you love them more individually as well as a couple. And boy, what a couple they are. To say they are steamy is an understatement. Wolff has managed to make them even hotter than before and I loved every minute of it. I just love them together.


    I really enjoyed where this story went. I won't lie, I would have liked a different ending concerning Chloe's backstory. You knew nothing good was going to happen on this path Ethan was taking, but it was definitely bigger than I thought. They both have the crappiest families in the world. They make me sick. How Ethan and Chloe weren't touched by their greed or cruelty is a miracle I am thankful for.


    Overall, this was another great read from Wolff. This was quite the rollercoaster and I had quite a blast. I love the charcaters especially the back characters. Is Tori getting her own book? Please tell me she is getting her own book. Tori is Chloe;s Chloe's best friend and she is amazing. She makes me smile every time she shows up in this book. She definitely has a story to tell and I would have a lot of fun reading it from her POV. And I really enjoyed Sebastian, Ethan's best friend. It would be nice to have a story for him as well. I highly recommend this series. I highly recommend Wolff period. 



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About Tracy Wolff

Tracy Wolff collects books, English degrees and lipsticks and has been known to forget where—and sometimes who—she is when immersed in a great novel. At six she wrote her first short story—something with a rainbow and a prince—and at seven she forayed into the wonderful world of girls lit with her first Judy Blume novel. By ten she’d read everything in the young adult and classics sections of her local bookstore, so in desperation her mom started her on romance novels. And from the first page of the first book, Tracy knew she’d found her life-long love. Now an English professor at her local community college, she writes romances that run the gamut from contemporary to paranormal to erotic suspense.

And for all of those who want the unedited version:
Tracy Wolff lives with four men, teaches writing to local college students and spends as much time as she can manage immersed in worlds of her own creation. Married to the alpha hero of her dreams for twelve years, she is the mother of three young sons who spend most of their time trying to make her as crazy as possible.


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GIVEAWAY TIME!!!



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Exposed Blog Tour Schedule

April 27th- iScream Books- Rev/P/Exc
(Stop 2) The Sassy Bookster- P/Exc
April 28th- Crazy Four Books- P/Exc
(Stop 2) My Favorite Things- Rev/P
(Stop 3) BJ's Reviews- P/Exc
April 29th- Underneath the Covers- P/Exc
(Stop 2) Born to Read Books- P/Exc
April 30th- Hot Guys In Books- Rev/Exc
(Stop 2) Coffee Break and a Good Book- Rev/Exc/P
May 1st- Monlatable Book Reviews- P/Exc
(Stop 2) The Reading Cafe- Rev/Exc

May 3rd- Disheveled Book Blog- P/Exc

May 4th- Bookhooked- Rev/P
(Stop 2) Booklovers for Life- Promo
(Stop 3) Christine's Words- Promo
(Stop 4) Travels N' Reads- Rev/P
(Stop 5) Bad Ass Book Blog- Rev/P
(Stop 6) Nomi's Paranormal Palace- Rev/P
May 5th- Wicked Reads- Rev/P
(Stop 2) Pretty Sassy Cool- Rev.Exc
(Stop 3) The Avid Book Collector- P/Exc
(Stop 4) Offbeat Vagabond- Rev/P
May 6th- Illustrious Illusions- P/Exc
(Stop 2) Sassy Moms Say Read Romance- Rev/P
(Stop 3) Lynn's Romance Enthusiasm- Rev/P/Exc
May 7th- Those Crazy Book Chicks- P/Exc
(Stop 2) Manga Maniac Cafe- P/Exc
(Stop 3) Disheveled Book Blog- Rev/P
May 8th- Mignon Mykel: Reviews- Rev/Exc
(Stop 2) For Whom the Books Toll- P/Exc

May 11th- Nerdy Chic- P/Rev/Exc
May 12th- Lush Book Reviews- P/Exc
May 13th- Romance Addict Book Blog- Rev/P
(Stop 2) BookSkater- P/Exc
May 14th- Romancing the Readers- P/Exc
(Stop 2) Books Need TLC- P/Exc
(Stop 3) LeAnn's Book Review- Rev/P/Exc
May 15th-  Book Reviews and More by Kathy- Promo
(Stop 2) Kimmy Loves to Read- Rev/P
(Stop 3) JB's Book Obsession- P/Exc/Rev

May 18th-Reading in Pajamas- P/Exc
(Stop 2) Deanna's World- P/Exc
May 19th- The Reading Addict- Rev/P
May 20th- Jen's Reading Obsession- P/Exc
(Stop 2) Christine's Blog- Rev/Exc
(Stop 3) Musings From an Addicted Reader- Rev/P
(Stop 4) Cat's Guilty Pleasure- Promo
(Stop 5) She Hearts Books- Rev/P
(Stop 6) Deborah's Blog of Book Reviews,Spotlights and More- Rev/P
May 21st-  Ramblings From This Chick- Rev/Exc
(Stop 2) Twin Sisters Rockin Book Reviews- Rev/P
May 22nd- Renee Entress's Blog- Rev/Exc
(Stop 2) Read@Book Reviews- Rev/P/Exc
(Stop 3) Marebare's Book Shelf- P/Exc

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Thursday, April 30, 2015

One Night Blog Tour - Book Review: One Night (Only You #1) by A.J. Pine


Author: A. J. Pine
Series: Only You
Number in Series: 1
Release Date: April 21, 2015
Publisher: InterMix
Genre: Contemporary Romance/New Adult
Presented byRock Star Lit













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Synopsis from Goodreads
When she lost it all, Jess decided to cope by living a lie. 

But you can’t keep on pretending forever…

Twenty-one-year-old Jess used to have everything—a loyal best friend, a boyfriend she loved, and a future that was right on track. But in a single night, her whole world changed.

Now, Jess lives for the impersonal connection of drunken hook-ups and to-go coffee cups in the morning. All she needs is one night to pretend everything is fine…until she meets Adam.

Thanks to a sports injury, gorgeous, charming basketball star Adam Carson is stuck in physical therapy at the hospital where Jess interns—giving her the perfect opportunity to see his sweet, considerate nature and making her realize that maybe she does want something more.

But while Adam might be the best thing that’s happened to Jess in a long time, letting him past her carefully constructed walls means letting him know what happened...and why he'd never want her for more than one night.

Includes a preview of the upcoming Only You novel, One Life.

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     Oh man, what an emotional read this was. I didn't know what to expect when I started this, but boy, am I happy. Our main characters Jess and Adam were amazing together. But I knew it would take a while before they get together, Jess is the main character of the story and everything is told from her point of view. That being said, the tone of the book was a bit depressing. I didn't dislike her, but she definitely has moments where you will be yelling at her like crazy. Something tragic has happened to her in her past. It was so bad, it drove her into a deep depression. She is better now, but it has completely altered her outlook on life. She makes sure not to have any connection with anyone. All she has are pointless one night stands because she thinks that is all she deserves. Then in walks Adam.

    I think I could go on all day about how perfect Adam was. I mean absolutely perfect. Jess is training to be a physical therapist. Adam has just become Jess's first patient thanks to her teacher, Tracy. He is a basketball player who everyone loves and he can't wait to get back in the game. He has suffered a really bad knee injury and has been out for a season. Everyone, including him, are very excited for his return to the court. I was so happy when Adam and Jess met. He was sweet, flirtatious, kind, charming, and a gentleman. I mean like an actual gentleman. He was amazing. Everyone notices just how great he is especially Jess. Adam and Jess have a lot of chemistry from the get go. But Jess just wants to be friends because she thinks she doesn't deserve more. She thinks she will hurt him because of her past.

   Jess will drive you mad with how she treats Adam sometimes. Adam is incredibly patient and he can see the walls Jess has put up between them. But Jess knows she is using him to just feel better. She has so many things in her past she needs to work through which includes her former best friend, Ashley, and her ex boyfriend, Bryan. We learn what it is and you really understand why she is on such a destructive path. I love that she is at least aware of her actions and her selfishness. She knows she has to work on herself, but she is obviously lost. But meeting Adam is the beginning of her breaking down her walls. Jess has a roommate she barely interacts with named Zoe and Zoe sees that Jess is in need of some perspective and she immediately jumps into the friend role. I really enjoyed Zoe. She was there for Jess when Jess didn't think she needed anyone. Whenever it seemed Jess was on her way to self destructing again, Zoe was there to listen and talk some sense into her.  

    This book was a great read. Jess was lost and selfish. Like I said, you will have a hard time liking her soemtimes. But you will understand her reasoning and you will root for her in the end. Adam came at just the right time and he is just the right guy. I breezed through this book though. Following Jess and seeing whether or not she will let anyone in is great. Seeing her connect with those around her when it is obvious she shut everyone out of her life is a great journey. I really enjoyed Pine's style. I look forward to reading more from her especially from this series. I have to say, I am already addicted and I want more.

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About A. J. Pine

AJ Pine writes stories to break readers’ hearts, but don’t worry—she’ll mend them with a happily ever after. As an English teacher and a librarian, AJ has always surrounded herself with books. All her favorites have one big commonality–romance. Naturally, her books have the same. When she’s not writing, she’s of course reading. Then there’s online shopping (everything from groceries to shoes) and, of course, a tiny bit of TV where she nourishes her undying love of vampires and superheroes. And in the midst of all of this, you’ll also find her hanging with her family in the Chicago burbs.

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Shadow Of Doubt Blog Tour - Spotlight + Excerpt #2: Shadow of Doubt (SBG #2) by P. A. DePaul



Author: P. A. DePaul
Series: SBG
Number in Series: 2
Release Date: April 21, 2015
Publisher: InterMix
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Presented byRock Star Lit
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Synopsis from P. A. DePaul

The new SBG novel from the author of Exchange of Fire.

When her secretly filmed tryst shows up on the internet, Michelle Alger goes on the run. She has no choice. Not only was her one-night stand the son of a US senator, but he’s been murdered—and she’s the number one suspect. With both the senator and an avenging drug lord on her trail, her life is in danger. There’s only man she can trust. He saved her once, but will he still be her hero six years later?

Captain Jeremy Malone and the rest of Delta Squad have the senator’s order: find the mystery woman who killed my son. But to Jeremy, she’s no mystery. Six years ago his team of Green Berets rescued her from the torturous clutches of a Colombian cartel, and he’s never forgotten her. His personal and covert mission: find Michelle before anyone else. When he and Michelle do meet again, the sparks are explosive and consuming. They’re also dangerous as hell.

Because with each new bit of evidence, Jeremy suspects that Michelle’s innocence may be a ruse—a beautiful trap set by a woman who has even more secrets yet to bare.

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Cappy was going to hell.
The sight of Michelle’s perfect ass disappearing out the window was now permanently burned into his brain. He was such a bastard for avidly watching it wiggle as she forced her body through the tight opening.
Every nerve ending north of his toes still vibrated from touching her. Though he had sounded like a bumbling idiot earlier, he had meant it when he blurted out how amazing she looked; so healthy and whole. The antithesis of the bloody, broken woman damaged by the Osvaldo cartel in that shithole room six years ago.
This beautiful, vibrant, sexy woman had his blood surging and his fantasies on overload. Her body was built for a man like him. For deep, hard sex, be it up against a wall or bent over a chair . . . Goddammit.
Straight. To. Hell.
Remember the mission. He couldn’t think of her in any other terms than professional. He had to find out if she killed the Senator’s son, for Christ’s sake.
Not have her starring in his latest mental-porno-flick.
He pulled a disposable phone from his leg pocket and dropped it inside her overlarge bag. Once he zipped the thing closed, he called, “Heads up. Purse coming through.”
He gave it a little nudge over the sill, hearing it thud into her hands before he yanked the battery out of the back of her cell phone. Now she couldn’t be traced from the GPS in the device—which had been his plan if she hadn’t called him.
He dropped the pieces into his leg pocket for later disposal. Putting on his

sunglasses, he ensured his gun holster wouldn’t knock into the edges of the frame, and slid soundlessly through the small opening, then closed the window. Turning, he half expected to find her gone, but she stood just to the left, chewing on her lip with fear lacing her irises.
This way,” he whispered, grabbing her hand and motioning toward a grungy building next door.
The electricity from the contact instantly had him hard. He grunted and urged her forward. He pulled her around the back corner of a convenience store and stopped, shifting his hips to relieve the pressure.

Cutting it too close, Cappy,” Talon admonished softly.
Michelle jumped, squealed, then slapped a hand over her mouth.
Yeah. Talon had that effect on people. He was so damn good at blending into the background, he caught most by surprise.
Cappy seized Michelle’s hand to stop her from inching backward. “Relax.”
Her eyes were as large as her face and she didn’t seem to be able to look away from his teammate. A sudden shot of jealously spiked through his veins. Stow that shit. He had no time for that destructive emotion and it was wrong on so many levels.
Where’s the car?” he barked, jolting them all. Christ.
Engines raced into the parking lot next door and instantly shut off. Car doors opened, then slammed shut.
Cappy didn’t need to see his teammate’s eyes to know they were both thinking about how they had just barely made it. Michelle trembled underneath his palm.
Car’s on the other side of the dry cleaners, as commanded.” Talon pointed to a building that had seen better days adjacent to the convenience store.
Dear God, who is this guy? Michelle couldn’t stop staring at the wicked knife with the onyx blade still protruding from SCK’s fist.
She shivered.
A male voice yelled from the hotel’s parking lot, “You two cover the back. White, start peering in windows. I’ll talk to the desk clerk.”
Our signal to move,” Jeremy whispered, jerking her arm as he pulled her forward.
She ran as fast as she could but knew she wasn’t even close to the speed both men wanted. Tough darts. She didn’t live in a gym like them.
Did she do the right thing, calling Jeremy? She trailed behind the two men, still rattled by his blatant connection to the FBI’s investigation. He saved you before. Yeah, he did. Was he doing that now?




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About P. A. DePaul
 
I'm a multi-genre romance author including paranormal fantasy and romantic suspense.

I originally hail from Carroll and Baltimore County, Maryland, but also lived in Macon and Warner Robins, Georgia. I currently reside in a beautiful community just outside Philadelphia.

When my head is not completely absorbed with listening to very demanding characters, I can be found with my nose in a book—not only enjoying the story but studying what makes the novel work. I love action-adventure movies (if it blows up spectacularly, I'm there) and watching way too much TV. (Can everybody say “Procrastination?” To which I usually reply, “But it’s research!” Yeah, they don’t believe me either.). More times than not, my husband and Shi Tzu stand outside my closed office door wondering, “Is she still alive? Do we dare bother her? What if she’s on a roll?” Monty usually answers by scratching on the wood anyway. Gotta love a dog who doesn’t care about boundaries! Good thing he’s so cute!


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