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Recipe for Satisfaction (Madewood Brothers #1) by Gina Gordon


Recipe for Satisfaction

Recipe for Satisfaction (Madewood Brothers #1)

Kindle Edition, 273 pages
Published January 1st 2013 by Entangled Publishing
Rating:5/5 Stars
Recipe for Satisfaction

 

Description:

Being the financial caretaker for her deadbeat parents isn’t the life professional organizer Sterling Andrews dreamed of. Tired of being the dependable—and boring—daughter, Sterling decides to have a little fun. And what could be more fun than seducing rich bad boy chef, Jack Vaughn? Except, after one scintillating night together, Sterling’s not only lusting for Jack, she’s working for him. And remaining professional becomes harder every day.

Already a major success thanks to his exclusive restaurants, Jack Vaughn is looking for something more. Ultra responsible Sterling is unlike anyone Jack has met…but she’s his employee. Unwilling to give her up, Jack makes Sterling an offer she can’t refuse—for four sexy weekends, he’ll indulge her most wicked fantasies with no professional strings attached. But will mixing business with pleasure spell disaster? Or will they find the recipe for satisfaction?

 

Review:

***This copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.***

I absolutely love this book. The love story between Sterling and Jack was heartwarming.

The main character simply made me feel all her emotions as if it were mine. Starling is the woman whom you might only find at the kind of party that brings all your good manners to the surface. She seems stilled, classy and with a lot of assets to show. She has those killer long-legs you always have fantasized about even if you are a girl. She is the beauty you want to find for every single beast you might find. She is also hard-working and always knows how to make you smile. I loved her because even though she is all those from above, she also has all the insecurities a woman has: she sees herself as any other woman, she has her own big problems and she falls for the best beast for herself.

Jack Madewood is strong, tall; sex-on-a-stick kind of guy whom might have has already slept with half the population from the globe. He is the bad-tattooed-awesome-boy you want to find for yourself, to drag you out of your shell and make you scream because of all the pleasure he can provide you with!

The story keeps evolving around some sort of bet the both of them finally get to put together and from here on is all about the fantasies, dreams and beauty. They learn how to explore each other as if it is the most important thing in the world and maybe it is!
But what is going to happen when the one nightstand tens to repeat itself for more than one occasion and it ends up bringing to their casual relationship the only feeling they both might not want; love.

I loved this book! I loved it from the start. The way that let me connect with the characters, the idea of such passion making my skin crawl! Loved it!

I am recommending it to any one! Ready or not this book will smash you world upside-down making you believe in everything you might have thought might be just a lie.

-Ana @SoManyBooksSoLittleTime

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Waiting on Wednesday: Apollyon (Covenant #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout


Waiting on Wednesday

This is a weekly event hosted by Crystal Walker, Ana Carter, Shannon Medeiros, Cassandra Livingston, Chennel Lee, and Sophia Carter that spotlites upcoming new releases that we’re highly anticipating.

This week’s pre-publication “can’t-wait-to-read” selection is:

 

Apollyon (Covenant #4)

Paperback
Expected publication: April 9th 2013 by Spencer Hill Press (first published 2013)

What are you waiting on?

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Spells (Wings #2) by Aprilynne Pike


Spells (Wings, #2)

Spells (Wings #2)

Hardcover, 1st Edition, 359 pages
Published May 4th 2010 by HarperTeen
Rating: 5/5 stars
Description:
“I can’t just storm in and proclaim my intentions. I can’t ‘steal’ you away. I just have to wait and hope that, someday, you’ll ask,” Tamani said.”And if I don’t?” Laurel said, her voice barely above a whisper.“Then I guess I’ll be waiting forever.”

Although Laurel has come to accept her true identity as a faerie, she refuses to turn her back on her human life – and especially her boyfriend, David – to return to the faerie world.

But when she is summoned to Avalon, Laurel’s feelings for the charismatic faerie sentry Tamani are undeniable. She is forced to make a choice – a choice that could break her heart.

Review:
In the sequel to Wings, a year has passed for Laurel who found out that she was a faerie. Although she completely accepts who and what she is, she refuses to turn her back on the life that she has always known, her life with human parents and friends. This is causing a few problems in Avalon as Laurel really needs to learn what it means to be a real faerie and Tamani begins to show his true feelings.After spending the summer relearning her magic in Avalon, Laurel knows she cannot hide her feelings for Tamani but actually choosing between him and David could mean losing one of them for good. Laurel also knew that the troll problem wasn’t completely gone but she thought that she and David were being protected. Her magic hasn’t been going very well so far but it could save both the human and faerie world if she can finally get something right.
As I said in my review of Wings, I couldn’t wait to start on this book and I ended up reading it in one sitting. The story was both interesting and exciting at different times which was helped by the mix of settings throughout. I really liked how the book was pretty much split in two. The first half seems to be more about knowledge and explanations while the second half is all about adventure and excitement. I know this could seem like there is just a slow build up but there was enough going on for me to stay interested.With Laurel heading off to Avalon for the summer, we get to find out a lot more about her relationship with Tamani and what happened between them before they erased Laurel’s memory. I loved hearing about their past, meeting Tamani’s family which gave me a bigger insight into his character and what the other faeries thought about the relationship. I was hoping for some of this in Wings but I’m glad it was saved for this book as it was possible for certain things to be explored more thoroughly. The time in Avalon was lovely to read about as Pike’s descriptions were magical in themselves. I truly felt like I was walking through the different areas and could understand the faerie hierarchy better because of this.
It is stated in Wings that Laurel was sent to live with humans for a reason but it is never specified and the same goes for this book. It’s obvious that she is much more important than anyone is letting on which is easily seen by how others act around her or look at her when she is in Avalon. I’m hoping that this part of the story is cleared up in book 3 instead of making readers wait until the very last instalment to find out what is really going on.

In both Wings and Spells, I felt that the chemistry between Laurel and David was lacking but this wasn’t the case with her and Tamani. While Laurel is unsure about who she should be with, it is clear to me that she is extremely drawn to Tamani and nothing seems to get rid of the feelings she has for him. The small amount of time that they actually spend together proves that there is so much chemistry and could be passion between the two. I’m personally routing for Tamani to get the girl.
The very last chapter sees Laurel finally making a choice between David and Tamani and for me, the most exciting in the book. The way the story was left made me want more immediately because I am dying to know what happens next. Just when I though things were finalised, the very last paragraph changed everything. Luckily, there are going to be a total of 4 books in this series and I know I will be buying #3 as soon as it is released.

All of the main characters really come into their own in Spells. I hate to see characters left with hardly any development but everyone changed enough to convince me that they were real, with the events of both books taking a toll on their lives. It seems as though every little thing was taken into account when writing these characters, not leaving any stone unturned when it came to what they were feeling about everything.
Not only does this book explore the relationships between Laurel, David and Tamani but also her relationship with her parents. I felt like these parts of the book were written so well that I could believe in what was going on. Laurel’s mother and father have different views on their daughter being a faerie and I can see both of their reasons being realistic. It would be only natural to act differently, in both good and bad ways, towards someone you have known for years when they suddenly change.

I loved Wings but I loved Spells even more. There was enough of different aspects in the story to keep it entertaining with a mixture of paces and it made me feel for the characters so much more than the first book. I’m dying to know when book 3 is going to be released. It will be one of my most highly anticipated releases.

 
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Quote of the Week!! :)


Romance is the sweetening of the soul
With fragrance offered by the stricken heart.

— Wole Soyinka

 
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Backstage Pass (Sinners on Tour #1) by Olivia Cunning


Backstage Pass (Sinners on Tour, #1)

Backstage Pass (Sinners on Tour #1)

Paperback, 378 pages
Published October 1st 2010 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Rating:5/5stars
Backstage Pass (Sinners on Tour, #1)

 

Description:

Five stunning guys, one hot woman, and a feverish romance…

For him, life is all music and no play…

When Brian Sinclair, lead songwriter and guitarist of the hottest metal band on the scene, loses his creative spark, it will take nights of downright sinful passion to release his pent-up genius…

She’s the one to call the tune…

When sexy psychologist Myrna Evans goes on tour with the Sinners, every boy in the band tries to seduce her. But Brian is the only one she wants to get her hands on…

Then the two lovers’ wildly shocking behavior sparks the whole band to new heights of glory… and sin..

Review:
I recommend this hot sexy read to those of you who like reading novels with a Smutty Bad Boy Rock band, and have no problem with all the crazy sex that happens more often than it should. Hey, no complaints here I love it!
Myrna is speaking at a conference at a snoody hotel when she runs into men she would never have thought she’d see here in a million years — the guys from one of her favorite bands, the Sinners. They’re at the hotel bar drinking and in a moment of spontaneity she decides to approach them. Swallowing down all her fan-girl-esk comments, she gets to talking with the group like a halfway normal person. But the one she has her eye on is the one who just happens to be drunker than hell — Brian. He’s always been her favorite with his magical hands (he’s the lead guitarist). When she invites him up to her room, and he agrees, her life takes a drastic turn for the wild side.

This was fantastic! It is a seriously hot read. There’s a lot of sex in it, but I have to give kudos to Olivia Cunning for keeping it interesting because sometimes too much sex in an erotica novel can get to be boring. But she keeps us on our toes by keeping them kinky on the page! I mean, they try all sorts of things in this book and it keeps the heat factor at dangerous levels.

But let me also say that despite this being loaded with sex, I found myself actually caring about the characters as well. The relationships not only between the hero and heroine, but between the band members was really endearing. You could really feel the love between them as friends. There is also some really sentimental moments with Brian and his dad. And speaking of Brian…that man is one sweetie, I’ll tell you what! But yeah, she has an amazingly good way of mixing the sex with the romance with humor as well. I was surprised that I grew attached to the characters so much! I’m so excited to read about the next books and find out who my boys (yes my boys lol) end up with!

So if you’re into extremely sizzling novels with LOTS of yummy sex, super sexy men who manage to be cute and loveable at the same time, and a bit of humor here and there,then this book is for you. Let me warn you though, you might want to keep a lot of water handy to keep you cooled off during this one!

-Ana @SoManyBooksSoLittleTime

 

 
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New Release!


Othermoon (Otherkin, #2)

Othermoon (Otherkin #2)

Paperback, 320 pages
Expected publication: January 29th 2013 by K-Teen
Everyone has secrets. I had no idea mine would lead me into shadow. Dez has found the place where she belongs. With the otherkin. With Caleb. Or so she thought. As the barriers between our world and Othersphere fall, a wall rises between Dez and Caleb, leaving her fiercest enemy her only friend. And maybe something more. 

Now Dez must make a devastating choice: keep the love of her life, or save the otherkin from annihilation

My Review on this Novel 

A Shimmer of Angels (Angel Sight, #1)

A Shimmer of Angels (Angel Sight #1)

Paperback, 321 pages
Expected publication: January 29th 2013 by Month9Books, LLC
Sixteen-year-old Rayna sees angels, and has the medication and weekly therapy sessions to prove it. Now, in remission, Rayna starts fresh at a new school, lands a new job, and desperately tries for normalcy. She ignores signs that she may be slipping into the world she has tried so hard to climb out of. But these days, it’s more than just hallucinations that keep Rayna up at night. Students are dying, and she may be the only one who can stop it. Can she keep her job, her sanity, and her friends from dying at the hands of angels she can’t admit to seeing?

My Review on this Novel 

Asunder (Newsoul, #2)

Asunder (Newsoul #2)

Hardcover, 416 pages
Expected publication: January 29th 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books
DARKSOULS
Ana has always been the only one. Asunder. Apart. But after Templedark, when many residents of Heart were lost forever, some hold Ana responsible for the darksouls–and the newsouls who may be born in their place.SHADOWS
Many are afraid of Ana’s presence, a constant reminder of unstoppable changes and the unknown. When sylph begin behaving differently toward her and people turn violent, Ana must learn to stand up not only for herself but for those who cannot stand up for themselves.

LOVE
Ana was told that nosouls can’t love. But newsouls? More than anything, she wants to live and love as an equal among the citizens of Heart, but even when Sam professes his deepest feelings, it seems impossible to overcome a lifetime of rejection.

In this second book in the Incarnate trilogy, Ana discovers the truth about reincarnation and will have to find a way to embrace love and make her young life meaningful. Once again, Jodi Meadows explores the extraordinary beauty and shadowed depths of the soul in a story equal parts epic romance and captivating fantasy.

 

 
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New Release!


 Prodigy (Legend, #2)

Prodigy (Legend #2)

by Marie Lu 

Hardcover, 384 pages

Expected publication: January 29th 2013 by Putnam Juvenile

Description:

June and Day arrive in Vegas just as the unthinkable happens: the Elector Primo dies, and his son Anden takes his place. With the Republic edging closer to chaos, the two join a group of Patriot rebels eager to help Day rescue his brother and offer passage to the Colonies. They have only one request—June and Day must assassinate the new Elector.

It’s their chance to change the nation, to give voice to a people silenced for too long. 

But as June realizes this Elector is nothing like his father, she’s haunted by the choice ahead. What if Anden is a new beginning? What if revolution must be more than loss and vengeance, anger and blood—what if the Patriots are wrong?

In this highly-anticipated sequel, Lu delivers a breathtaking thriller with high stakes and cinematic action

The Madman's Daughter (The Madman's Daughter, #1)

The Madman’s Daughter (The Madman’s Daughter #1)

by Megan Shepherd

Hardcover, 432 pagesExpected publication: January 29th 2013 by Balzer + Bray (first published January 15th 2013) In the darkest places, even love is deadly.

Sixteen-year-old Juliet Moreau has built a life for herself in London—working as a maid, attending church on Sundays, and trying not to think about the scandal that ruined her life. After all, no one ever proved the rumors about her father’s gruesome experiments. But when she learns he is alive and continuing his work on a remote tropical island, she is determined to find out if the accusations are true.

Accompanied by her father’s handsome young assistant, Montgomery, and an enigmatic castaway, Edward—both of whom she is deeply drawn to—Juliet travels to the island, only to discover the depths of her father’s madness: He has experimented on animals so that they resemble, speak, and behave as humans. And worse, one of the creatures has turned violent and is killing the island’s inhabitants. Torn between horror and scientific curiosity, Juliet knows she must end her father’s dangerous experiments and escape her jungle prison before it’s too late. Yet as the island falls into chaos, she discovers the extent of her father’s genius—and madness—in her own blood.

Inspired by H. G. Wells’s classic The Island of Dr. Moreau, The Madman’s Daughter is a dark and breathless Gothic thriller about the secrets we’ll do anything to know and the truths we’ll go to any lengths to protect.

Shadows in the Silence (Angelfire, #3)

Shadows in the Silence (Angelfire #3)

Hardcover, 469 pages
Expected publication: January 29th 2013 by Katherine Tegen Books
Your strength in heart and hand will fall. . . .
Ellie knows that the darkest moments are still to come, and she has everything to fight for:

She must fight for Will.
The demonic have resorted to their cruelest weapons to put Will in mortal danger, and Ellie makes an unlikely alliance to save him and to stop Lilith and Sammael, who seek to drown the world in blood and tear a hole into Heaven.

She must fight for humanity.
As the armies of Hell rise and gather for the looming End of Days, Ellie and her band of allies travel to the world’s darkest and most ancient regions in her quest to come into her full glory as the archangel Gabriel.

And Ellie must save herself.
Her humanity withers beneath the weight of her cold archangel power, but Ellie must hold tight to who she is and who she loves as she prepares for the ultimate battle for Heaven and Earth.

In this final installment in the Angelfire trilogy, Courtney Allison Moulton brings her dark world of epic battles and blistering romance to a blazing bright conclusion.

 
 

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