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The Arrangement 11: TheFerro Family (The Arrangement, #11) by H.M Ward


The Arrangement 11: The Ferro Family (The Arrangement, #11)

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The Arrangement 11: TheFerro Family (The Arrangement, #11) by H.M Ward

Kindle Edition,  135 pages

Published October 28th 2013 by Laree Bailey Press

~Rating: 5/5 stars~

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~Description~

Sean Ferro is my addiction. I can’t tell him no, no matter what he asks for, and I know there are so many dark questions behind those blue eyes, so many things he wants me to do with him.

When I watch him go down on one knee, with his sexy body covered in sand, and hold up a glittering ring, I can barely stand. It looks like he’s going to propose, and I know exactly what I’m going to say.

~Review~

Unpredictable and Intense, The Arrangement series just keeps getting better and better!

Volume 11 continues right where novel 10 left off. We left Sean and Avery with love in the air and thoughts that a question just might get popped. Unfortunately, as is the way in their complicated lives…questions interrupt and the drama ensues. 

This book was amazing I loved every minute of it. Sean was dreaming and perfect and I fell even more in love with him after finishing this book which I thought that couldn’t be possible, but I did. The drama and excitement was perfectly placed. This series just builds and builds, it will keep you on your toes and wanting more and more. I can’t stop reading this series! The author delivers an outstanding story of two people who under normal circumstances would never be together yet H.M Ward brings them together in a world wind story of love. This novel will keep you wanting to come back for more!

I highly recommend it!

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~Author Bio~

H.M. WardH.M. Ward is the #1 bestselling New Adult author in the world, having sold over 2 million books in 2013. This NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, USA TODAY, and Amazon #1 bestselling writer’s series include: THE FERRO FAMILY: DAMAGED, THE ARRANGEMENT, and STRIPPED; as well as SCANDALOUS, TRYSTAN SCOTT, and SECRETS. Ward was recently featured in FORBES, the WALL STREET JOURNAL, and the WASHINGTON POST.

~Author Links~

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Happy Reading!

-Ana @SoManyBooksSoLittleTime

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Bound By Love (Touched By You #4) by Emily Jane Trent


Bound By Love (Touched By You, #4)

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Bound By Love (Touched By You #4) by Emily Jane Trent

103 pages
Published March 6th 2013 (first published January 1st 2013)

~Rating: 4.5/5 stars~

~Synopsis~

Natalie’s submission has Tanner’s desire spiraling out of control. She’s in touch with sexual pleasures she never dreamed of, and can’t imagine life without him. Tanner admits to his obsession with Natalie, but is that all it is?

“I never met a woman I crave, like I crave you. It’s not so much what we do, as how we do it. There are no words. It’s different with you. You excite me, and sometimes I fear I will lose control,” Tanner admitted. A desperate look came over his normally reserved features, and Natalie stopped breathing.

Bound By Love, 4th novella in the Touched By You series, is a romantic tale that takes place in London, England. The sex scenes are graphic – includes light bdsm. The author was inspired by the endearing romance in the Twilight series. And the sexual enlightenment, and sweet romance, in the Fifty Shades Of Grey series. Touched By You is a unique love story, with full character development, and added intrigue from the billionaire’s life, that will make this a read that’s hard to put down.

~Review~

**A copy was provided by the author**

Wow!!!

Natalie’s family now lives in New York so that she can be closer to her sick mother and help her mother get the care that she needs. Not only is it nice that her mother and sister are living closer, but her sister is now developing a romance with her best friend and Natalie couldn’t be happier about her.

Her company is hitting it off and Tanner is no longer expecting her to work for him unless he asks her specifically although he isn’t because he wants her to focus on hers. A friend of Tanner’s picked up Natalie’s designs and now there is another person who wants to pick them up as well.

Overall, I am really loving this series and find it so easy to read, the quick pace doesn’t lack detail or explanation and captivating. I definitely couldn’t put it down! I can’t wait to read the rest of the series!!

I highly recommend this series! Definitely a MUST READ! 😀

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~Author Bio~

Emily Jane Trent

Emily Jane Trent is a true romantic at heart. She writes steamy romantic stories about characters you’ll get to know and love. If you like a love story with sex scenes that sizzle and a story that involves you both intellectually and emotionally, you’ll find her books are for you.

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Happy Reading!

-Ana @SoManyBooksSoLittleTime

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My Review of Dark Desire (Novella #1)  

My Review of Naked Submission (Novella #2)

My Review of Hearts Domination (Novella#3)

 

Reason to Breathe (Breathing #1) by Rebecca Donovan


Reason to Breathe (Breathing, #1)

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Reason to Breathe (Breathing #1) by Rebecca Donovan 

Paperback, Unabridged Edition, 456 pages

Published June 4th 2013 by Skyscape

~Rating: 5/5 stars~

~Description~

“No one tried to get involved with me, and I kept to myself. This was the place where everything was supposed to be safe and easy. How could Evan Mathews unravel my constant universe in just one day?”

In the affluent town of Weslyn, Connecticut, where most people worry about what to be seen in and who to be seen with, Emma Thomas would rather not be seen at all. She’s more concerned with feigning perfection—pulling down her sleeves to conceal the bruises, not wanting anyone to know how far from perfect her life truly is. Without expecting it, she finds love. It challenges her to recognize her own worth―at the risk of revealing the terrible secret she’s desperate to hide.

One girl’s story of life-changing love, unspeakable cruelty, and her precarious grasp of hope: Reason to Breathe is the first installment of the acclaimed Breathing Series.

~Review~

Where do I start? Amazing, heart wrenching, extremely emotional, beautifully written novel.  I loved it! I just couldn’t put it down, I just had to see what happened next.  It’s definitely one of those books that just lingers for a while after being read.  One of my favorite books that I’ve read this year. 

Emma Thomas is every parent’s dream. She’s an excellent student. She does her chores without complaint and helps with the younger kids at home. She’s a star athlete and a talented artist. Her best friend, Sara, is one of the most popular girls in school. So why then does she live her life in a perpetual state of fear? Emma has a dark secret about which no one, not even Sara, knows the truth. Emma is not looking for someone to rescue her. She keeps a safe distance from those around her, never wanting anyone to get close enough to discover what she’s hiding. She is barely coping with the terror, but telling someone the truth would have devastating consequences. From the very beginning, you can feel how trapped Emma is. With her parents no longer in the picture, she was sent to live with her aunt, uncle and two little cousins. Her home life was brutal. I need to stress how much of a monster her aunt was.  No one except Sara, Emma’s best friend, knows that Emma is abused at home by a woman who is so severely deranged that I am still struggling to define her madness. She hides her bruises and welts but she hides her emotional scars even better. Until she meets Evan. Evan notices her, she intrigues him and makes him want to know her better. However, Evan’s attentions threaten her pursuit of anonymity and she fights their growing feelings for each other, knowing that staying invisible is the only way of surviving in Emma’s household. But Evan is just as relentless. He pursues her until she can no longer “hide in the shadows”, his affection towards her allows her to lower her defences and he slowly learns of her pain. Her aunt, Carol was cold-hearted and brutally abusive in every way – physically, verbally, and emotionally. She might actually be one of the most purely evil characters I have ever read.

When Evan Mathews waltzed in to Emma’s life, I just knew it would never be the same!. Confident, gorgeous and new at school – something about him managed to unravel her… bringing her out of her shell. He had this way about him that was hard to ignore, he saw into her, was direct about his thoughts, and utterly determined to get to know her better. And, despite her better judgment, she carefully decided to let him in despite knowing the repercussions if they were ever found out. He was the breath of fresh air that she needed, whether she wanted to admit it or not. She may have had a life before Evan, but once he came around she was actually LIVING. I loved every moment they had together, Evan just melted my heart!! Oh, I love this boy!! And when Emma pushed him away to protect her secret, I was so furious and shattered that it was painful to read on. My heart shattered more and more as she opened herself up to someone else, it was just awful. I was so mad at her, mad at Evan for being so stubborn, mad at Sarah for not just grabbing them both and screaming at them for being so stupid!! Ugh, that section of the book took so much out of me!! But I think Emma needed that time to realize what she had with Evan, and to realize he was worth risking it all for.

After all of the torment that this story puts you through, I suppose the ending shouldn’t have come as a big surprise, but it still did for me. My stomach dropped, my heart froze, and tears filled my eyes as I read to the end. That epilogue…. oh my god… ;-; …This was not an ending, this was a stab to the chest that left me speechless.

The writing in this book was spectacular. Every chapter was a progression in the story; I don’t want to say too much but the ending in this one will leave you BREATHLESS. I cannot wait to read the next installment, Barely Breathing.

I highly recommend it!

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~Author Bio~

Rebecca DonovanOptimism seeps from every pore of my body. I truly believe that what’s supposed to happen… will! In that regard, I don’t know how to give up; it’s not part of my biological make up.
I’m a passionate (and some would say, overly enthusiastic) person. I learn by doing (and have been burned more times that I’d like to admit), but I will always throw my entire self into whatever I do – fail or succeed.
I think this is evident when I write, leaving nothing behind and spilling it all out on the pages. I give it all to my readers – love it or hate it.
The path I’m on is very often my own, veering off the beaten path at the sight of something more interesting or captivating, getting caught in the vines and thorns in order to experience the beauty and intrigue others often pass by. And I always meet the most interesting people along the way…

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Happy Reading!

-Ana @SoManyBooksSoLittleTime

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Release Day ~ Designed by Alicia Renee Kline: Excerpt + Giveaway!


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Designed by Alicia Renee Kline

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date:
July 18, 2014

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~Synopsis~

Blake Snyder is an expert at bringing visions to life. Owner of a successful interior design business, she prides herself on creating things that are picture perfect. If only her talent extended to her personal life.

Chris Taylor is her brother’s best friend, but more importantly, her ex. After a messy breakup years ago, they’ve been careful to avoid each other.

But out of sight isn’t necessarily out of mind. Chris holds a special place for her in his heart – and a never presented engagement ring. Blake can’t stop thinking about him – despite her frequent attempts to replace him.

When a series of events in the present lead Blake to confront the truth in her past, she knows that it’s time to come clean about what really drove them apart. What she reveals is something that brings him to his knees yet again.

Can Chris forgive her for a decade of secrets and omissions? Will their love for one another be strong enough to withstand the repercussions of a decision made long before? Or will the bombshell spell their ultimate demise?

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~Excerpt~

Why did my mind always wander to him? I stared at my reflection in my bedroom mirror, wondering if I was only fooling myself into believing that I was happy being by myself. I’d proven both him and my father wrong during the almost decade since Matthew’s second arrest, holding true to my word that I’d be okay on my own. In many ways, I had been.

I slumped down on my round mattress, allowing myself a moment of composure. This was my sanctuary now, a place Chris had never physically touched, though his memory lived here most every night. My bedroom was my favorite room in my house, loving referred to as “The Bubble Room” due to the circular patterns found throughout. The look I’d been going for was reminiscent of floating on a cloud, or blowing a giant bubble out in the middle of a purple sunset. I succeeded on both counts based on the looks that people gave me when they entered. It almost made me believe my own hype; that I was as talented as others insisted I was.

But clouds brought storms and bubbles popped.

And my sanctuary wasn’t a place of fond memories, of calm and restoration. It was a place where I retreated, alone, after a full day of pretending that I wasn’t. A place where I sometimes woke up in the middle of the night, drenched in sweat and sobbing, doubled over in phantom pain as I remembered the life that never was.

It had been a nice touch to make my bed round, I supposed. It might be quirky and impossible to buy bedding for in a store, but it was damn well convenient for curling up into the fetal position.

So often, I’d dreamt about him being here with me, stroking my hair adoringly as he dried my tears. As he whispered forgiveness for what I’d done to him. As he told me the thing I most wanted to hear: that he loved me despite everything in our past.

But he’d never sat beside me and said that, much as I wanted him to. Yet I reserved that space for him here like he had, much the same as I held it open in my heart. Until he’d warmed it with his presence, it was sacred and I’d never let anyone else fill that void.

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Alicia Renee Kline has been writing for as long as she can remember. Her work has evolved from scrawling story ideas in spiral notebooks in loopy, middle school handwriting (complete with scribbles) to more professional looking fare via her laptop. She is eternally grateful for the “delete” key, so that no one can tell that she doesn’t get everything right the first time.

She resides in Northeastern Indiana with her husband, two daughters, two cats and two hamsters. When she isn’t being an author, she works full time in the insurance industry.

 

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Cover Reaveal ~ Fated: Giveaway!


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The Arrangement 10: TheFerro Family (The Arrangement, #10) by H.M Ward


The Arrangement 10: The Ferro Family (The Arrangement, #10)

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The Arrangement 10: TheFerro Family (The Arrangement, #10) by H.M Ward

Kindle Edition,  134 pages

Published September 23rd 2013 by Laree Bailey Press

~Rating: 5/5 stars~

~Description~

When Avery realizes that her latest client wasn’t Sean she doesn’t know what to do. This person has invaded her life on a personal level and to make matters worse she doesn’t even know who he is. The only good thing that came from it has been seeing Sean again, but now that he’s in front of her, she doesn’t want to let him go. However, it’s time for Avery to stop pretending and move on with her life, and she knows that Sean Ferro will not be part of it.

~Review~

Wow!!!!

Avery is in complete despair, so much you can almost taste just how desperate she really is. Everything for her hangs on her scholarship to just keep a roof over her head. She has no real home since her parents were killed, and has no money and nowhere to go if she loses her scholarship. Avery has the worst roommate known to man, her car is basically a box of metal and her job doesn’t pay her nearly enough for the way she gets treated there. No one grows up thinking they want to become a prostitute, but circumstances can sometimes push you into decisions you wouldn’t normally make. I think anyone can relate to circumstances sucking so much you make decisions to just survive or get by and that makes Avery very relatable.

Sean Ferro, he is a dark twisted man who I already had a somewhat negative view on because I read Damaged and Damaged 2, which deals with his brother. I already knew what haunted him from reading the other series, but it skims over it slightly not really going into detail. From the beginning though I kind of forgot my first impressions of him and saw him in a different light reading this book. I don’t really have to hear his point of view to know what happened in his past, because in the beginning he is dangerous or mean; he just seems very broken. This makes him very lovable, something we all look for in these wonderful leading men when read these types of books. He’s rich, he’s hot, he’s dark, he’s broken, and he needs someone like Avery to fix him.I really was hoping Sean would come to his senses but it seems as they get closer things just keep pushing them apart.

I can’t stop reading this series! The author delivers an outstanding story of two people who under normal circumstances would never be together yet H.M Ward brings them together in a world wind story of love. This novel will keep you wanting to come back for more!

I highly recommend it!

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~Author Bio~

H.M. WardH.M. Ward is the #1 bestselling New Adult author in the world, having sold over 2 million books in 2013. This NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, USA TODAY, and Amazon #1 bestselling writer’s series include: THE FERRO FAMILY: DAMAGED, THE ARRANGEMENT, and STRIPPED; as well as SCANDALOUS, TRYSTAN SCOTT, and SECRETS. Ward was recently featured in FORBES, the WALL STREET JOURNAL, and the WASHINGTON POST.

~Author Links~

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Happy Reading!

-Ana @SoManyBooksSoLittleTime

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Release Day ~ Ricochet by Lore Ree Release Day: Excerpt + Giveaway


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Book Title: Ricochet
Author: Lore Ree
Genre: Erotic Romance/Erotica, Novella
Release Date: July 12, 2014
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Synopsis

“The Rebound Effect” states that in order to get over your ex, you have to get under someone else. At least, that’s what Miles Bedford’s best friend keeps telling him.

So when he’s suddenly ricocheted back into the single life, Miles has one thing in mind. The plan is simple, and his intentions are clear. He’s not looking for love. But sometimes all it takes is one person, and one weekend, to change everything.

Meet the Author

I began exploring my love for writing as a child, when I started penning original poetry.

However, it wasn’t until early 2012 that I picked up a pen—or my phone, if you want to get technical—to write my first full length story, inspired by a close friend’s evolving relationship with her best friend.

That rush of completing the story, posting it online, and interacting with readers and fellow writers opened up the floodgates, and I haven’t looked back since. I write romance targeted to a more mature audience of readers. My stories fall under the categories of Contemporary Romance, New Adult, and Erotica.

When asked why I choose these genres, my answer is simple: I like reading things that are on the sexier side. So that’s what I try to write, too.

At the end of the day, I guess you can say I’m a daydreamer and a word mixologist hoping to serve my readers up stories they can enjoy.

Born in New York, raised in Florida, and matured in Massachusetts, I consider myself a bit of an East Coast baby without limitations on a specific region. At the moment, however, I reside in Florida with my family.

excerpt

And we were quiet again because I realized what I’d said. We were going to my house.

The silence and my thoughts about what bringing Noelle home symbolized lasted our whole ride, only ending when we got inside my place and I offered her something to drink.

I leaned against the counter and rested my head against the cabinet above. My heart slammed in my chest. This was momentous. The importance of having Noelle in my house—in my kitchen—drinking from glasses I bought after my ex left me and took all her things, along with some of my confidence with her.

I felt good—happy despite my nerves. In one night Noelle threw me and my plans off kilter. The guys were right; she had me by the balls. My only desire was to get out of my head and enjoy every minute of our limited time together.

I opened my eyes and found her watching me over the top of the glass. A small smile played on her juicy lips, and she had that look that let me know she knew what she did to me.

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