Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Book Review for Maverick By Anna Cruise


By: Anna Cruise
Reviewed by:Tonya
Published:Mission Bay Publishing 
Source:Purchased Gene: Contemporary Romance


Kellen Handler is in deep.

Ever since he can remember, he’s wanted to be a professional surfer. And he made it, rising to the top of the ranks, traveling the world and riding every break he’s ever dreamed of. His good looks and reputation for living on the edge—both in and out of the water—have made him an international superstar. But when his best friend dies in a tragic accident, Kellen wipes out big time, spiraling so badly that everything he’s worked for starts to disintegrate.

Tour officials scramble to do damage control and demand he work with a public relations company to clean up his bad boy image. It doesn't help that the person assigned to him, Gina Bellori, has her own demons associated with the surfing world. 

Against her better judgement Gina accepts the job and concentrates on repairing Kellen's tattered reputation, despite his protests and despite the pain it causes her. With her past colliding with her present—and Kellen in the thick of it—she begins to realize that some secrets can't stay hidden. 

And suddenly, Kellen Handler is no longer worried about losing his career.

He's more worried about losing his heart.


Our Review

OMG what can I say but this was a fantastic read. Right away I could tell I was going to like it. The “TUDE” that Kellen has just had me cracking up at times and at others wanting to seriously slap the tar out of him. He needed a serious wake up call but at the same time my heart goes out to him from the loss he just can’t seem to get past.

Gina wow what can I say about her but “YOU GO GIRL” man I loved her, she could hold her own with Kellan, hell with anyone for that matter, quick thinking, on her toes, and she could throw anything dished at her right back. Rocky past that girl and trying to keep it hidden. Secrets always eat you up. But I so get why she didn’t want anyone to know.

These two have great chemistry together, as much as they have that “I want”, “I cant” attitude you can just feel it boiling underneath and I was on edge wondering when that pot was going to boil over and when it does – holy wow make room in the shower turn on the cold water. I so love shower scenes and Anna does an awesome job with this one.

When the truth comes out on both sides, its a rocky road for them, but I so love how Kellen fights for what he wants after Gina bails on him. That is the kind of guy I want. Okay um Anna can you hook me up with Kellen, pass me his number, something???

Spotlight for Senseless Attraction by Lila Rose

Three parts. Two points of views.
Never one to care what others think, seventeen-year-old, Mt. Henry High School student, Skylar James, is content with it that way. That is until she’s assigned her history partner, rich-boy Kane.
Being invisible at Rushton High School, is just how seventeen-year old Alexandra Harmony likes it. That is until she’s asked to tutor bad-boy Tristan.
What does it take to make opposite yet parallel lives collide
Senseless Attraction.
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“Tell me about it. I wish I caught some very long lasting disease over the weekend, and then I wouldn’t have to deal with being matched up with a partner in History today.”
“Yeah, hi. I’m, um, Skylar,” I uttered looking at him for the first time. He was your usual jock type; tall broadly built, short dark brown hair that hung too long in the front, nice warm golden eyes. Nice? Warm? Where did I pull that from?
“Kane, Kane wait. I’m sorry, I shouldn’t have said that.” I grabbed his arm to stop him. He turned, grabbed my shoulders and kissed me. It was only a short kiss, but God-all-mighty I felt it right down to my toes. Imagine if he had of used tongue. “And I shouldn’t have done that,” He said and continued to walk off. Alexandra: I couldn’t help it, I gaped. Was she serious? Me, help Tristan, with Math’s. Me in a room alone with Tristan. Me?
“You don’t like me do you?” He asked. I paused what I was doing and looked at him. “I don’t know you. Anyway, would you really care if I didn’t?” He shrugged and stood. “I guess not. See you tomorrow, Alex,” He said and left.
Tristan laughed pulling me close again into his embrace. “You cannot tell me that was your first kiss.” That made me laugh and blush. “Well no, but you’re the second.” “Hmm, I think I like that.” He grinned a big toothy grin which made my insides curl.
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Lila Rose lives in country Victoria Australia with her husband and two children. When she isn’t writing she’s trying to control her mob from killing each other and helping her husband with the family business. Lila Has always dabbled in writing, though, only recently will have her debut novel Holding Out released in December 2013. Then she’ll just need to find time to bring out more from the Hawks Motorcycle Club series.
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Cover Reveal for Make it A Double by Sawyer Bennett

To Be Published March 31, 2014
Publisher: Big Dog Books
Genre:  new adult contemporary romance

(From Goodreads) Brody Markham has endured a nightmare, spending the last five years in prison and losing everything that was dear to him. Now he’s back home, trying to survive in a world he doesn’t recognize anymore. While his family and friends desperately try to reach through to him, he shelters himself further and further away from their love.

Alyssa Myers has worked her entire life to distance herself from the luxurious and privileged lifestyle in which she was raised. Running her non-profit agency, The Haven, she is content to spend her days helping abused animals find sanctuary, which fulfills her in a way that money just can’t buy.

Maybe it’s that she recognizes in Brody some of the same characteristics she sees in her homeless wards, but Alyssa is powerless to stop her personal quest to make Brody whole again.

While Brody struggles to surface from the darkness, Alyssa tries to protect her heart in case he’s not willing to accept the light that she offers him.

About the Author

USA Today Best-Selling author, Sawyer Bennett, is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

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Book Review Rourk Keegan’s Chronicles by Julia Crane

Keegan’s Chronicles

by Julia Crane

Reviewed by:Tonya
Published:Julia Crane
Source:Purchased Gene:Young Adult, Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance

About Book

Rourk Kavanagh is an elite elfin warrior, and a member of a human Special Forces team. During a routine mission in Afghanistan, he crosses paths with a dark supernatural creature—a d’jinn.

His world gets turned upside down when the unthinkable happens: Keegan, his one true love, is kidnapped by an evil d’jinn. The d’jinn is seeking revenge for the death of his brother at Rourk’s hands.
Fueled by fear over the potential loss of his wife, Rourk has only one thought—embrace the rage.

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Our Review

I love the connection that Rourk and Keegan have. How attentive and caring Rourk is for Keegan and her feelings. You can really see the love they both have for each other. Especially as Rourk prepares to head off to war in that god forsaken “ass-crack-istan” (oh was that funny) for yet another tour of duty. And I love the inner strength that Keegan pulls on – she is strong.
Being a military brat and Veteran I just have to say that I appreciate the authors writing throughout Rourk’s tour of duty over there. Her attention to detail, to not embellishing anything and her descriptions of the surrounding areas and what his unit was going through from one mission to the next was very well written. I appreciated that a lot and it really lends to the story, drawing you in. I actually was on a “pull me back into the moment type feeling” the adrenaline rush while Rourk and his team are in the mountains shooting it out with the enemy. Or another mission where they come under attack. Let’s just say thank the good lord for Kevlar jackets. I laughed at Rourks description of terrorists “Fire Ants – They Just Keep Coming Back.” LOL yup pretty much nailed that one.
But as soon as she gets your heart up there racing from all the action with Rourk and his team, the next minute you are on a downward spiral. Keegan is in trouble and my heart just about ripped out of place when Thaddeus tells Rourk and tells him what the outcome will be thanks to the nasty evil d’jinn. I wanted to throttle Thaddeus I mean HELLO how can you have the gift you have and not use it to stop something so heart wrenching and devastating? Tissue, where are the tissue. The pain and anguish that Keegan was feeling, the sheer anger and heart wrenching grief that Rourk was feeling just broke my heart. I wanted to grab them both and hold and hug them.
Fate, Destiny, Written in the Stars, whatever it is, they say that good always comes from the bad. For Rourk and Keegan that is exactly what happens. They suffer a terrible loss but are later rewarded two fold. Double the trouble – oh world look out. I can’t wait to see where this goes.
I absolutely LOVED this book, it is the first one I have read of this authors and I am very impressed and have already downloaded more of her books and can’t wait to get to the next one. Kuddo’s Julia Crane excellent book.