Aug 25

Release Day Review & Giveaway : Getting Over It by Erin Nicholas

Release Day Review & Giveaway : Getting Over It by Erin NicholasGetting Over It by Erin Nicholas
Series: Sapphire Falls # 6
Published by Erin Nicholas on August 25th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, General, Romance, Romantic Comedy
Pages: 185
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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5 Stars
 Hailey Conner has been driving Ty Bennett crazy for years. And vice versa. It’s kind of their thing. But Ty is ready to make their thing into something more. And he’s moved in next door to make it happen. But is he really ready? Ty loves the confident, sassy, sexy mayor’s Ice Queen act...because he loves making her melt. But he soon finds there’s more underneath all that frostiness. And things are about to come to a full boil...
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Also in this series: Getting Out of Hand, Getting Worked Up, Getting Lucky, Getting to Her
Also by this author: Getting Out of Hand, Getting Worked Up, Getting Lucky, Getting to Her

With every release Erin Nicholas puts out in the Sapphire Falls series, I always catch myself saying, “Oh this is my favorite.” It is truly hard to just have one favorite in such a heartwarming, family oriented, small town series where each and every one of the town folk touches your heart.

Ty is just sexy fun throughout the Sapphire Falls series. Its Ty’s time to shine. So let’s see what the youngest Bennett is up to. Even though Ty’s plans have changed from having his eye on the gold prize, after an accident he returns and puts his full attention on wooing Hailey Connor. Erin Nicholas hit a home-run for me with Ty’s personality, loving, caring and always has a smile. I enjoyed his interactions with his siblings.

Hailey is a sassy goal driven woman full of so much TRUE love for her home town, she became Mayor. Hailey is hiding a secret, could this discloser be the end to everything Hailey desired? I will not spill the beans but, I want to applaud Erin Nicholas on giving great understanding to Hailey’s stumbling block. It only made her more real to me.

Hails & Ty together create combustible chemistry I felt it down to my toes. Their witty banter, along with their ability to pull it all in to deal with some unpleasant truth about themselves. Their arrangement works fine for them Ty takes over and gives Hailey what she needs and Hailey gets the distance she needs to keep hidden. All that changes when TY moves back to Sapphire Falls. Can Hailey trust Ty with the one thing she considers her biggest flaw?

Supporting characters are as always so loving and fun. Thank you for introducing us to a few new characters, Bryan and Tess. There is always a pleasant feeling I get when I re-connect with everyone and see the growth within them all and the town. I will have to admit I missed the festival in Getting Over It. *grin* I adore Kathy Bennett she is my favorite book mom of all times, no matter if she gave birth to you or not she gives it to you real.

The plot is as always small town oriented but, Erin Nicholas gave us a few twist in Getting Over It that gave me a bit of a shock and left me smiling in the end. As always love the scenes at Dottie’s and The Come Again. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for Erin Nicholas and Sapphire Falls.

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HEAR Exceprt

He dipped his head, intent on kissing her, when she finally got the knob turned on the door. Their weight caused it to swing inward and they both tripped across the threshold.

Ty didn’t give her a chance to catch her balance—figuratively or literally. He let the plate drop to the floor as he cupped her face between his hands, kicked the door shut behind him and turned her to press her against the inside of it.

He leaned in until their mouths were a millimeter apart. “Say yes,” he told her gruffly.

She started to shake her head, but he held her firmly, willing her to look him in the eye.

“Hailey Ann, look at me.”

Finally, she lifted her gaze.

“Ask me to kiss you.”

He loved making her ask for what she wanted. Many a time, he’d made her beg. Was it because he had a deeply ingrained competitive streak and huge ego? Maybe. Was it because he was naturally dominant in the bedroom? Probably.

Did it go back to high school, when hoity-toity Hailey had walked the halls like a queen? Oh yeah.

But this wasn’t a time for begging.

All he needed was a nice please.

Hailey wet her bottom lip. The one he was sure had not trembled earlier. Her gaze moved to his mouth and Ty felt his body tighten and heat.

“Okay, you can kiss me,” she said softly.

Yes. She would never be easy for him, and that was exactly what he wanted.

He shook his head slowly. “I’m not asking permission. This isn’t your mayoral office. You’re already getting ready for the orgasm you know I can give you. But only if you ask nice.”

“All you have to do is speak and I’m on the verge of orgasm, huh?” she scoffed. But the breathlessness in her voice took some of the sarcasm away.

He grinned and stroked his thumb along her jaw. “You’re so conditioned to coming apart for me that you hear my voice, you smell me, you feel my hands on you and you’re about halfway there.”

She rolled her eyes, but her breath caught too.

He knew he was right, and he felt a jolt of adrenaline akin to the feeling he got pulling ahead of the pack on his bike. Excitement and anticipation and arrogance all combined to give him a heady pleasure he would continue to seek out, against all odds.

It was better than any high he could get from any other source.

“Come on, Hailey,” he encouraged huskily. “Ask me to kiss you.”

He bent his knees and put his nose against her neck, breathing deep and relishing the way she seemed to stop breathing. He ran his nose up and down, skimming the soft skin of her throat with a barely there touch of his lips.
And finally, he felt her lift her hands and slide her fingers into his hair.

“Ty,” she said, panting softly.

“Say it.” His lips were against the pulse point at the base of her throat that was fluttering fast and hard.

Her head fell back against the door and she arched into him. “Kiss me, Ty, please.”

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About Erin Nicholas

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I’ve been reading romance since my mom first let me into her book cupboard when I was about fourteen. LaVyrle Spencer, Julie Garwood, Debbie Macomber… they took my ‘happily ever after’ ideas from animated princesses to real people in the real world.

I’ve been writing romance almost as long. Many a family car trip was spent with my head bent over a spiral notebook in the back seat. I’ll confess that my very first attempts at fiction were fantasy and paranormals, influenced by my father’s love of the Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, and the original Alice in Wonderland. If Harry Potter had been around, I’m sure he would have been on the bedtime story shelf as well.

But it wasn’t long until I started writing about true love and that’s where I’ve been ever since.

I’m so thrilled to be able to share these stories with you! I hope that they make you smile, sigh, maybe even choke up a little. Most of all, I hope that they help you believe in magical things like first kisses, the spark of passion, and the power of true love.

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About Deb

Hello,

My name is Deb and welcome to HEA Romances with a Little Kick.

I am wife, stay at home mom, and an Upper Michigander. I am a huge fan of romance, any genre will do. I am told quite often, that when my time comes to meet the big guy in the sky they will have to make room for my books. *grin*

Do you ever wonder what people are saying about the romance books that you love to read?

Here @ HEA Romances With A Little Kick, I provide honest reviews. I’ve also been known to throw in a sassy comment or two. :)

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Aug 25

Authors Review : Getting to Her by Erin Nicholas

Authors Review : Getting to Her by Erin NicholasGetting to Her by Erin Nicholas
Series: Sapphire Falls # 5.5
Published by Erin Nicholas on August 15th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Fiction, General, Romance, Romantic Comedy
Pages: 84
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased by the Review Site
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4.5 Stars
Hailey Conner and Ty Bennett have been driving each other crazy for years… here’s how it all began! Enjoy this BONUS novella that is a companion to Sapphire Falls, book SIX—Getting Over It!
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Also in this series: Getting Out of Hand, Getting Worked Up, Getting Lucky, Getting Over It
Also by this author: Getting Out of Hand, Getting Worked Up, Getting Lucky, Getting Over It

This is a prequel review, to get the back info on Ty Bennett and Hailey Connor. I loved this recap even for me a seasoned lover of this series Getting to Her it gave me understanding toward Ty and Hailey. With that said here is what I learned with no Spoilers.

Ty is sex on a stick and as true as with all the Bennett boys he knows it. Ty has loved Hailey forever, he loves pushing her buttons but has he went too far?

Hailey is fit to be tied besides being stirred up over Ty, she has a new neighbor that clearly has no respect for anyone trying to sleep.

Ty and Hailey have sizzle and pop, but is that enough? Hailey is Sapphire Falls town mayor. Ty is Sapphire Falls golden boy Olympian. I can’t wait to see what happens next. My Favorite quote: “Ty is an addiction Hailey could never overcome.”

Love the supporting characters, the town folk. They helped Ty and Hailey grow without over shadowing them. The plot is a juicy build-up that sent tingles through me. Now off to Getting to Her

Getting to Her is just a taste of Ty & Hailey, and oh what a sweet taste it was. We know that something is brewing…Erin Nicholas thank you for the insight to these characters. I can’t wait for more.

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About Erin Nicholas

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I’ve been reading romance since my mom first let me into her book cupboard when I was about fourteen. LaVyrle Spencer, Julie Garwood, Debbie Macomber… they took my ‘happily ever after’ ideas from animated princesses to real people in the real world.

I’ve been writing romance almost as long. Many a family car trip was spent with my head bent over a spiral notebook in the back seat. I’ll confess that my very first attempts at fiction were fantasy and paranormals, influenced by my father’s love of the Lord of the Rings, The Chronicles of Narnia, and the original Alice in Wonderland. If Harry Potter had been around, I’m sure he would have been on the bedtime story shelf as well.

But it wasn’t long until I started writing about true love and that’s where I’ve been ever since.

I’m so thrilled to be able to share these stories with you! I hope that they make you smile, sigh, maybe even choke up a little. Most of all, I hope that they help you believe in magical things like first kisses, the spark of passion, and the power of true love.

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Deb

About Deb

Hello,

My name is Deb and welcome to HEA Romances with a Little Kick.

I am wife, stay at home mom, and an Upper Michigander. I am a huge fan of romance, any genre will do. I am told quite often, that when my time comes to meet the big guy in the sky they will have to make room for my books. *grin*

Do you ever wonder what people are saying about the romance books that you love to read?

Here @ HEA Romances With A Little Kick, I provide honest reviews. I’ve also been known to throw in a sassy comment or two. :)

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Aug 17

Book Blitz : Tamed by the Outlaw by Michelle Sharp

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He’s taking on the bad girl of romance…

Author Jessie Jameson is the Bad Girl of romance, making a huge name for herself writing love

stories with sizzling hot sex scenes. No one needs to know that her real-life inspiration is sexy

publishing exec Grayson Reynolds. Or that after the hottest sex of her life, Grayson walked out

on her.

Grayson’s finally taken the reins of his family’s publishing business, and he’s determined to sell

off the romance division. But Jessie Jameson’s contract is complicating things. It’s like she’s been

trying to ruin him ever since the mind-blowing night they shared-the night she walked out on

him.

Now the sparks are flying. Heated, sexy sparks. It’s a Wild West showdown between Jessie and

Grayson. But when Romance ends up in bed with Business, only one can walk away…

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Slipping back into her jacket, she yanked her hair out from under her collar. As it fell back

around her face, she looked up, straight into the eyes of Grayson Reynolds—CEO of Reynolds &

Reynolds Publishing, sex god, and ass-hat extraordinaire.

Standing just a few tiny inches from Mr. Large-And-In-Charge made an uncomfortable heat

radiate from her face again. “What the hell are you doing here?”

Ass-hat lifted an amused brow, but his gaze never faltered from her chest. “Interesting choice of

shirts.”

She tugged her jacket closed.

Lila lunged between them like an Olympic long-jumper. “Mr. Reynolds. I—uh—I apologize.

Jessie doesn’t visit the corporate offices much. She obviously has you confused with someone

else.”

Nope.

Jessie knew exactly who the ivy-league prick was, despite the fact he’d given her a false name to

get her into bed a year ago.

When she’d slept with him, she had no idea he was the Reynolds heir in line to be CEO of her

publishing house. Absolutely no idea he’d be the one signing her paychecks. And she certainly

hadn’t known he was a cold-blooded snake, cruel enough to make love to a woman and then

sneak out as if he were a thief in the night.

But she sure as hell knew it now.

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Michelle Sharp is a romance author from the Midwest. Although she has a degree in journalism

from Southern Illinois University, she finds weaving tales of danger, deception, and love much

preferable to reporting the cold, hard facts. Her goal in life? To team resilient, kick-ass heroines

with the sexy alpha’s who love them. As most writers probably are, she is an avid reader. Her

first choice is usually a story with a thrilling combination of danger and love, but any book with

a great voice and intriguing story will keep her turning pages well past any reasonable bed-time.

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Deb

About Deb

Hello,

My name is Deb and welcome to HEA Romances with a Little Kick.

I am wife, stay at home mom, and an Upper Michigander. I am a huge fan of romance, any genre will do. I am told quite often, that when my time comes to meet the big guy in the sky they will have to make room for my books. *grin*

Do you ever wonder what people are saying about the romance books that you love to read?

Here @ HEA Romances With A Little Kick, I provide honest reviews. I’ve also been known to throw in a sassy comment or two. :)

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Aug 14

Authors Review : The Secret Sister by Brenda Novak

Authors Review : The Secret Sister by Brenda NovakThe Secret Sister by Brenda Novak
Series: Fairham #1
Published by MIRA on July 28th 2015
Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Women, Fiction, Romance
Pages: 400
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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5 Stars
Did she once have a sister? Has her mother lied all these years? Why?

After a painful divorce, Maisey Lazarow returns to Fairham, the small island off the South Carolina coast where she grew up. She goes there to heal—and to help her brother, Keith, a deeply troubled man who's asked her to come home. But she refuses to stay in the family house. The last person she wants to see is the wealthy, controlling mother she escaped years ago. 

Instead, she finds herself living next door to someone else she'd prefer to avoid—Rafe Romero, the wild, reckless boy to whom she lost her virginity at sixteen. He's back on the island, and to her surprise, he's raising a young daughter alone. Maisey's still attracted to him, but her heart's too broken to risk… 

Then something even more disturbing happens. She discovers a box of photographs that evoke distant memories of a little girl, a child Keith remembers, too. Maisey believes the girl must've been their sister, but their mother claims there was no sister. 

Maisey's convinced that child existed. So where is she now? 
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The Secret Sister is a cover to cover, I can’t put it down read. It is full of family dynamics, love, heartbreak and suspense. Brenda Novak at her best.

Maisey is a character that is “real” from her feelings of love, to her failings, to her family you connect with all her emotions. I enjoyed her even with her challenges Ms. Novak created her with strength. Maisey knows there is something not quite right with her family, now that she has discovered the truth what will she do with it?

Rafe is hottie, hot, hot. With everything he has going on it’s a wonder Maisey can concentrate on her goal. I enjoyed the earthiness Ms. Novak gave this hero, makes him all the better to enjoy. Rafe is sure of one thing, he should NOT get involved with Maisey the thing is his body is not listening. He has his daughter to think about. Is it possible to have both?

Rafe and Maisey heat up the sheets, in between all the craziness going on, on Fairham Island. I honestly don’t see where they have the time between a demanding mother, a brother with huge issues, a sweet daughter, and an ex that is so full of himself and on top of all that they have things about themselves. Ms. Novak has it all covered.

Supporting characters were in high demand in this suspense filled read. They add to the depth and heart of The Secret Sister. There were a few characters that caught my interest sweet Laney, I fell for her instantly. Keith just broke my heart, he needs to find his own happiness. I can’t wait for book #2 in the Fairham Island series.

As far as the plot goes it was magnificent! Sexy, intense, heart stopping mysterious. In The Secret Sister Brenda Novak shows us why she is a New York bestselling author. This is a book I will highly recommend.

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It was a shocking experience that jump-started Brenda Novak’s bestselling author career.

“I caught my day-care provider drugging my children with cough syrup and Tylenol to get them to sleep while I was away,” Brenda says. “It was then that I decided that I needed to do something from home.”

However, writing was the last profession she expected to undertake. In fact, Brenda swears she didn’t have a creative bone in her body. In school, math and science were her best subjects, and when it came time to pick a major in college, she chose business.

Abandoning her academic scholarship to Brigham Young University at the age of 20 in order to get married and start a family, Brenda dabbled in commercial real estate, then became a loan officer.

“When I first got the idea to become a novelist, it took me five years to teach myself the craft and finish my first book,” Brenda admits. “I learned how to write by reading what others have written. The best advice for any would-be author: read, read, read….”

Brenda sold her first book, and the rest is history. Many of her novels have won or placed in contests such as the National Reader’s Choice, the Bookseller’s Best, the Write Touch, the Award of Excellence and the Beacon Award for Published Authors.

Brenda and her husband, Ted, live in Sacramento and are the proud parents of five children—three girls and two boys. She juggles her writing career with her children’s softball and soccer games, field trips, carpool runs and homework sessions.

When she’s not spending time with her family or writing, Brenda is usually working on her annual fundraiser for diabetes research—an on-line auction held at her website May 1st – May 31st. Her youngest son, Thad, has diabetes, and Brenda is determined to help him and others like him. She also enjoys traveling, watching sporting events and biking–she rides an amazing 20 miles every day!

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Deb

About Deb

Hello,

My name is Deb and welcome to HEA Romances with a Little Kick.

I am wife, stay at home mom, and an Upper Michigander. I am a huge fan of romance, any genre will do. I am told quite often, that when my time comes to meet the big guy in the sky they will have to make room for my books. *grin*

Do you ever wonder what people are saying about the romance books that you love to read?

Here @ HEA Romances With A Little Kick, I provide honest reviews. I’ve also been known to throw in a sassy comment or two. :)

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