Spring Fling with Headline Eternal, and Giveaway

I have something a little different for you today. Holly’s Hot Reads usually features books and authors, but today, I’m shining the spot light on the lovely ladies over at the publishing house, Headline Eternal. Check out what Christina, Kate, Jo, Beth and Katie, say are their ideal date nights and dream romantic locations. And make sure you head over to the Facebook page to enter a fantastic giveaway!

Ideal Date Night

Christina: I love nothing more than eating out on a date. I can’t lie, I love my food, and I love discovering new places to eat. Throw in a few cocktails, and a hot date – I’m in heaven!

Kate: Although I love the idea of getting glammed up and going to fabulous restaurant for drinks and dinner, I have a secret passion for bowling and I think that it would be a really fun way to spend a date!

Jo: As a mum I don’t manage a date night that often so any date night is an ideal date night! But when we do get a chance to head out on our own I love a delicious meal – eating things which we definitely can’t cook at home!

Beth: My ideal date night would be an all-night movie marathon watching every horror film ever made. Actually, that might have to be a few all-nighters.

Katie: I admit it’s quite a seasonal one, but ice-skating would be just the ideal date night. A whiz round the ice, and then a lovely mug of hot cider to warm up afterwards!

Dream romantic location

Christina: My dream romantic location is Verona in Italy. It’s where Romeo and Juliet is set – so that’s definitely got to score some romance points.

Kate: Oh, it would be somewhere hot, sunny and quiet like a private island with my own villa and pool. Bliss. (And my own romantic hero, of course!)

Jo: I went to Vegas on honeymoon and still think that watching the amazing Bellagio fountains from the top of the (mini) Eiffel Tower is hard to beat. And bearing in mind that just down the road you can ride on a gondola to a delicious dinner too there really is something for everyone!

Beth: Hawaii, on a private beach, with a cocktail in one hand and a Jill Shalvis novel in the other. Reading alongside someone else always makes me feel content.

Katie: A cosy private chalet in the snowy mountains would be just the place. Throw in a roaring fire, a soft blanket, and a chocolate fondue pot on the table and it would be the perfect romantic hideaway.

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Up for grabs…

Sierra Kincade – The Masseuse
Sierra Kincade – The Distraction
Jill Shalvis – Then Came You
Monica Murphy – One Week Girlfriend
J. Kenner – Wanted (SIGNED)
J. Kenner – Heated (SIGNED)



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New Review, Excerpt and Giveaway – REVVED by Samantha Towle

NEW BOOK BOYFRIEND ALERT!!!! Hold on to your hearts, ladies–he’s Irish!!


Race car mechanic Andressa “Andi” Amaro has one rule—no dating drivers. With a good reason behind the rule, she has no plans on breaking it.

Carrick Ryan is the bad boy of Formula One. With a face and body that melts panties on sight, and an Irish lilt that leaves women on their knees, begging for more. He races hard and parties harder. The youngest driver to ever sign with F1, he’s still at the top of his game five years later, breaking hearts on and off the tracks.

When Andi is offered her dream job working in the glamorous world of F1, she leaves her home in Brazil, positive she can handle working for Carrick. But she’s not prepared for the off-the-chart sparks that fly the moment they meet.

Now, Andi has a crush on the one man she can’t have, and her resolve is about to be put to the test, because Carrick has decided he wants Andi, and he plans on testing her to the very limit…


It has been far too long since I’ve dived into a book by Samantha Towle, and after reading Revved, all I can think is, why did it leave it so long??? This really was the perfect read to make me remember what I had been missing, and bump this author’s last few releases up my TBR.

Much like with all the latest releases of authors who I love, I went into Revved completely blind–I didn’t read the synopsis until I came to set up this post. But reading it now, how freaking good does it sound?? It gives me those excited butterflies in my stomach and makes me want to read it all over again.

I’ve only read one book about a racer before, and that was a long time ago, but I’ve never read a book (that I can remember) where the female lead is a mechanic, and I absolutely loved that! I loved seeing a woman in a typically male world, and not only holding her own, but belonging. And that’s just what Andi does when she starts working for Carrick.

And speaking of our characters… Swoooooon!!!! I am insanely in love with Carrick! I mean, he’s Irish for one. And fictional or not, that is one accent that always makes me go weak in the knees, and the author perfectly portrayed the charm that is so often associated with men of that nationality.

Andi–she both frustrated the heck out of me, and made me love her. Some of her actions had me pulling my hair out and rolling my eyes, but other times she had me cheering for her, and loving her honesty and feistiness. She definitely caused me some big grins and a few heart palpitations!

Overall, Revved is such a great read! I didn’t realise how much I had missed this authors writing and storytelling. It’s been a long time since the days of Tru and Jake, but I can tell you with certainty that I won’t be waiting so long again until I lose myself in Samantha Towle’s words.


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I run my fingertips over the blue-and-silver paintwork as I walk toward the back end. Bending over, I start poking around, taking a look at the engine.
“Please tell me that you’re my birthday present.”
The Irish drawl has the hairs on the back of my neck standing on end.
I turn my head to find Carrick Ryan standing behind me.
Oh. Wow.
He’s definitely better looking in the flesh than on television. I knew he was attractive. But blonds aren’t usually my thing. I’m more of a dark-hair-and-dark-eyes kind of girl.
But his dirty-blond hair, blue eyes laced with sin, and full lips—the kind of lips you spend hours sucking on—and that chiseled jaw decorated with stubble…yep, it all seems to be working for me. Well, my body anyway. Definitely not my head. Man-sluts are not my thing.
My eyes meet with his as he lifts them from blatantly staring at my arse. The look in them hits me straight in the gut, surprising the hell out of me. His eyes are profoundly blue and filled with heat. My skin starts to prickle as his intense stare burns me up.
I’ve never had such an instant visual reaction to a man before.
Take it easy, Andi. This isn’t a problem. You’ve met good-looking men before. You can turn this off. Drivers are a no-go area, especially ones you work for.
My job is too important to lose over a man.
Straightening, I turn to face him.
“Hello,” I say in my most confident and formal voice.
I get nothing back, and that’s because he hasn’t heard me. He’s too busy staring at my breasts.
Typical man.
I have the sudden urge to punch him in his handsome face.
But I won’t because I’m a professional. I’ll handle this in the best way I know when it comes to dealing with pervy dickheads like him.
“It’s your birthday?” I say sweetly, my smile a little on the flirtatious side.
He grins. “It sure is, and it’s definitely looking up now that you’re here. Are you going to make it extra special for me, sugar?”
He thinks he’s about to get lucky.
Far from it. Smarmy twat.
I tilt my head to the side, keeping the flirty smile on my face, as I walk up to him until there’s very little space between us. I press my fingers to his chest. God, that’s firm. I can feel the ridge of his muscles underneath my fingertips.
He’s tall, too, a good few inches higher than my five-nine. I’d say he’s six-one, which is tall for a driver, but he’s lean. He needs to be to fit into those cars. I bet, under those clothes of his, there’s nothing but toned muscle. Drivers have to be seriously fit, and Carrick Ryan certainly ticks that box on both counts.
Now, I’m imagining him naked. Great. Just fucking great.
I force my focus back to the now. “Well…” I lean in closer to him, hearing him suck in a sharp breath. I lower my voice as I whisper, “If you ever call me sugar again, you won’t see your next birthday. That’s for sure.”
He tilts his head back in amusement. “Feisty. I like it.”
I take a step back, dropping my hand from his chest. “There’s nothing here for you to like.”
His eyes run the length of me, lingering on my legs, the lusty look firing in them again. “I see plenty to like. Jesus…your legs go on forever.”
I wish I had something to hide my legs behind. Instead, I fold my arms to bring his focus up. “I’m not your type.”
Lifting his eyes back to mine, he gives me a confident smile. “Amazing arse. Great stems. Awesome rack. Beautiful face. Yep”—he nods—“you’re definitely my type.”

REVVED – Out Now!
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New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal and international bestselling author Samantha Towle began her first novel in 2008 while on maternity leave. She completed the manuscript five months later and hasn’t stopped writing since.

She has written contemporary romances, THE MIGHTY STORM, WETHERING THE STORM, TAMING THE STORM and TROUBLE.

She has also written paranormal romances, THE BRINGER and the ALEXANDRA JONES SERIES, all penned to tunes of The Killers, Kings of Leon, Adele, The Doors, Oasis, Fleetwood Mac, and more of her favourite musicians.

A native of Hull and a graduate of Salford University, she lives with her husband, Craig, in East Yorkshire with their son and daughter.

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Cover Reveal – 21 STOLEN KISSES by Lauren Blakely

Forbidden romance + Lauren Blakely + NA = I NEED THIS BOOK RIGHT NOW!!!


When I first met him I resisted.
Like any forbidden love, I told myself he was a crush, and it would pass.
That was a lie. It never faded.

And I never expected he would fall for me just as hard.

There were so many reasons that should have kept us apart, least of all, the decade that separated us.
Growing up in New York City, I learned early on that love is a double-edged sword.
Love broke up my parents, love took away my friends, and love — the big, intense, never-been-like-this-before love — landed me in therapy.
Now I’m heading to college, and it’s time to give love a clean slate again. But, can I really start over when he’s still in my life?
Because the one man I’ve always wanted, is also the only guy I absolutely can’t have…
And he wants me just as fiercely.

Can I settle for anything less than the love of my life?

21 STOLEN KISSES – Out May 5th, 2015!
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Lauren Blakely writes sexy contemporary romance novels with heat, heart, and humor, and her books have appeared multiple times on the New York Times, USA Today, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iBooks bestseller lists. Like the heroine in her novel, FAR TOO TEMPTING, she thinks life should be filled with family, laughter, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband, children, and dogs. She loves hearing from readers! Her bestselling series include Caught Up in Love, Seductive Nights, and Fighting Fire. She recently released Nights With Him, a standalone novel in her New York Times Bestselling Seductive Nights series that became an instant New York Times Bestseller. Her next book in that series is Forbidden Nights, releasing in early 2015. She also writes for young adults under the name Daisy Whitney. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, text BLAKELY + your email address to 678-249-3375 (please use the actual + sign).

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Cover Reveal – THE RULES Series By Monica Murphy

ONE WEEK GIRLFRIEND fans…you are going to LOVE this new series by Monica Murphy! Check out the covers and the FAIR GAME excerpt below!!

Titles: Fair Game, In the Dark, Slow Play
Series: The Rules Series
Author: Monica Murphy
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance

***Book One***


Bad enough Jade Frost’s boyfriend drags her to a boring poker game. Even worse that he actually threw her into the betting pot during an intense round…and lost. Talk about the perfect excuse for Jade to make him her ex-boyfriend.

Now she supposedly belongs to the ultra rich, extremely gorgeous Shep Prescott. He could have anything he wants yet he seems to be in hot pursuit of her. No matter how rude, how snarky, how impossible she acts, it doesn’t stop him. More like her horrible behavior seems to make him want her more.

When she finds herself starting to fall for him, Jade’s confused. There’s more to Shep than the carefree rich charmer he portrays. He has secrets. And she wants to discover them, no matter how ugly they might be…


“What are you doing?” she asks, sounding the tiniest bit breathless.

“Making sure you’re not injured,” I answer, proud of how under control I sound. Inside, I’m chaos. My heart is thumping hard against my chest and my breathing’s accelerated. I grip her knee, and realize my hand is fucking shaking.

“I think you’re trying to get your hand up my skirt.” Leave it to Bitch Face to call me out. I can’t help but find her straightforwardness attractive. No girl is ever straightforward with me. They’re always coy. Playing games and flirting and never asking for what they really want. They always defer to me.

After awhile, that gets pretty damn boring.

“Maybe I am,” I say, moving my hand to rest on top of her knee.

Her lips curve into the smallest smile and seeing it feels like a victory. As if I’ve just won an extra difficult battle and that tiny curve of her lush lips is my prize. “You’re pretty determined, aren’t you?”

She’s not pushing me away. I need to take this moment. Seize this fucking moment and make it mine. Make her mine. At least for tonight. Her scent is making my head spin and just touching her knee has got me sporting wood. “I’m always determined.”

“Determined to piss me off?”

I chuckle and her smile grows. “Am I doing a good job?”

“You’re an expert at making me mad.”

“I think we’re having a moment,” I tell her. “A bonding moment.”

She looks the slightest bit horrified. “No. Way. That is the last thing I want to do.”

I raise my eyebrows, let my hand slide up a bare inch more. Then another. I’m so close to getting under that skirt, it’s not even funny. “You don’t like me very much, do you?”

“You don’t like me either. You call me Bitch Face.”

“You introduced yourself to me as Bitch Face.”

She tilts her head, all that wavy red hair tumbling over her shoulder. My fingers itch to touch it. “I did, didn’t I?”

“Yeah. I thought it was an unusual name…” I let my voice drift and she smiles once more.

“Says the man with an unusual name.”

“I told you it’s an old family name.”

“As a last name, not as a first.” She makes a little face. “It’s not very sexy.”

“You don’t think?” Interesting.

“I can’t imagine shouting out your name in the throes of passion.” Her cheeks go the faintest pink. That she’s even thinking like this gives me a secret thrill.

Forbidden. Unknown. This is the last girl I should consider getting naked with.

“Throes of passion?” I ask. “Someone’s been reading too many romance novels.”

“You know what I mean.” She waves a hand, dismissing her words.

“I don’t.” I pull the innocent act, which she isn’t falling for but it’s still fun. “What are you talking about exactly?”

“You’re not going to make me explain, are you?”

“I would love for you to explain. Or maybe I should help you.” I crawl my fingers up her thigh, playing with the frayed hem of her denim skirt. “Are you talking about…having sex?”

She nods, her cheeks blazing up. Hmm, she’s extra pretty when she blushes.

“And that moment…when we’re fucking…and you’re so damn close.” I lean in and inhale deep, my eyes almost falling shut as I absorb her scent, her warmth and that flush in her cheeks, the way her breathing quickens. “So fucking close as I push deep inside you. You don’t think it would be sexy to yell out my name just as I make you come?”

“N-no.” She shakes her head, that single word coming out as a squeak.

“Really.” I give in and settle my cheek next to hers, nuzzle her ear with my nose before I whisper, “Because by the time I have you coming, I’m fairly certain you’ll be crying out my name and begging me please.”

“You’re a real arrogant prick, aren’t you?”

I pull back from her the slightest bit, a little shocked. The girl doesn’t mince words. “Merely confident in my abilities.” I cup the back of her head, thread my fingers in the silky soft waves of her hair. I’d love to wrap her hair around my fist and tug her head back right before I kiss her…

“Proud of your manwhore status?”

“I can’t help it if the ladies flock to me.”

She rests her hand on my chest and gives me a gentle shove. “I’m not flocking to you.”

“Even after all that talk about coming and with my hand up your skirt?”

Jade looks down with a sharp gasp, dropping her hand to mine and shoving it out from beneath her skirt. “What are you doing?”

“I thought it was obvious.” When she says nothing, only glares at me, I continue. “I was going to kiss you and hopefully get you off with my fingers.”

Her mouth drops open. Instead of looking aroused, she looks…pissed. Vaguely horrified. “You’re disgusting.”

I lean back. Move way, way back though I’m not getting off the bed. Not yet. I still have a chance.

Or then again, maybe I don’t.

***Book Two***


Stuck spending the summer with his screwed up family, Gabriel Walker is bored out of his mind and looking for an adventure. And he seems to find it with the hot girl who lives next door. The attraction between them is instant. Electric. Soon they’re spending every stolen minute together. Talk about the perfect summer fling…

Lucy isn’t what she seems. She doesn’t live next door—she’s the maid who’s been hired to house sit for the summer while the family goes on a worldwide vacation. If Gabe wants to believe she’s a spoiled rich girl looking for some fun, she can go along with that. After the summer, she’ll never see him again.

They don’t count on running into each other at college. Now Lucy must keep up the pretense of being a rich girl—and it’s exhausting. She knows she’s falling in love with Gabe and she’s scared he feels the same. Will he still care about her when he discovers the truth?

***Book Three***


Newly broke girl Alexandria Asher just wants to live a normal life. After her parents are sent to prison on embezzlement charges, she enrolls in college under her mother’s maiden name and tries her best to pretend she’s someone else.

Tristan Chadwick is everything Alex is trying to avoid. A seemingly egotistical, lazy, rich jerk, she dumps her beer on his head when he comes on to her one night at a party. This only spurs Tristan into action. He loves nothing more than a challenge. And the beautiful Alex is exactly the type of challenge that intrigues him.

Despite her reluctance, Alex finds herself quickly involved with Tristan. Underneath that playboy exterior is a good guy, a sweet and sexy guy who she is undoubtedly falling for. What they both don’t realize is the actions of Alex’s parents are the reason for so much tragedy in Tristan’s family. And when Tristan discovers who Alex and her family really is, can he forgive and forget?


FAIR PLAY #1 – Out May 12th, 2015!
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IN THE DARK #2 – Out August 25th, 2015!
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SLOW PLAY #3 – Out November 3rd, 2015!
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite. A wife and mother of three, she writes New Adult and contemporary romance for Bantam and Avon. She is the author of One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend.

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New Review – POCKETFUL OF SAND by M Leighton

This book… So many emotions. You’ve just got to read it.


“She’s beauty for my ashes. And I’m hope for her heartache.”—Cole Danzer

I don’t know what makes a great love story. Is it that instant attraction when boy meets girl? The passionate kisses and the fairy-tale ending? Or is it a lifetime of tragedy, paid in advance, for a few stolen moments of pure bliss? The pain and the suffering that, in the end, you can say are worth it for having found the missing piece of your soul?

The answer is: I don’t know. I don’t know what makes a great love story. I only know what makes my love story. I only know that finding Cole when I did, when Emmy and I were running from a nightmare, was the only thing that saved me. That saved us. He was more broken than I was, but somehow we took each other’s shattered pieces and made a whole. If that is what makes a great love story, if that is what makes an epic romance, then mine…ours is the greatest of them all.

*Contains material that some may find disturbing. Not intended for readers under the age of 18.*


“Please make my life mean something again.”


I swear, with each new book that M Leighton releases, they get more and more emotion filled. Pocketful Of Sand had me feeling ALL the feels, and then some! You’re definitely in for a surprise with this book.

Though the book doesn’t contain a lot of sex, it’s undoubtedly sexy, and once again this author gives us an unforgettable scene involving an unassuming object. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to eat bacon again without having a naughty little giggle.

Now onto the characters. Cole… I cannot resist a tortured soul, and Cole Danzer was so very easy to allow into my heart. This broken man’s story both wrecked me, and filled me with so much love and happiness. But his story wasn’t the only harrowing one.

Eden and Emmy… Their past was devastating. At one point, I knew what was coming and I had to put my iPad down and I just sat there with my hands over my face, trying to psych myself up to reading what I desperately didn’t want these characters to have gone through.

But even through all the pain and heartache, there is a truly beautiful love story. One that I definitely won’t be forgetting anytime soon. And this leads me on to my next point. I was in two minds whether to discuss this, but I think I need to (NO SPOILERS!!) in case you see something from another reader.

At 95%, the story pauses. The author gives you the choice of two doors. Door one, takes you to Cole and Eden’s HEA. And it’s perfection. Door two, takes you to an ending that leads on to a continuing story for these characters. This was one heck of a mind fuck.

Don’t like cliffhangers and such? Then read the HEA. When the sequel releases, go back and read the second ending, so you can then continue straight on to the rest of their story. Or if you’re like me, and completely greedy for more words, read both!

To say I’m eagerly awaiting book two is a major understatement.


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New Review – ME AND MR J by Rachel McIntyre

It’s not often that a book surprises me, and leaves me wrapped up in my covers like a “burrito of sadness”, but Me And Mr J by Rachel McIntyre did just that. And psst, the UK paperback is only £1.39 more than the ebook!


Fifteen-year-old Lara finds her soulmate. There’s just one problem – he’s her teacher.

Lara’s life has changed radically since her father lost his job. As the eldest, Lara tries to keep upbeat, and the one outlet for all her problems is her diary where she can be open about how dire everything is at home, and worse, the fact that she’s being horrifically bullied at school.

And then a shining light comes out of the darkness – the new young and MALE teacher, Mr Jagger. The one person who takes Lara seriously and notices her potential. The one person who is kind to her. The one person who she falls madly and hopelessly in love with. The one person who cannot reciprocate her feelings … can he?


I think I need to start this review by saying that I had not read the synopsis before reading this book. All I knew was that it was YA with student/teacher elements. I was honestly expecting a light and fluffy, student/teacher romance. I’m still trying to process what happened, and where my thoughts are at right now.

Books are usually pretty predictable, so I was confident that this would be an easy read about love between a girl of around 17, and her young, gorgeous, student teacher. But how wrong was I. This book got me at every turn.

Me And Mr J, is written in the form of a diary by 15 year old, Lara. I also need to state that this is a book set in England, where our various age laws are much different to those in the US. With 15 being a few years younger than I was expecting to read about, I was in two minds over what I thought of the writing style.

Quirky and endearing? Or young and immature? To be honest, I think that it was maybe a bit both, but as the book went on, I could see the growth in both the character, and the authors writing. I initially thought the book funny, but it wasn’t long before it took a turn that had me equal parts gripped and unnerved.

It was surprisingly (for me) a pretty hard book to read at times. It had a large focus on something that is very personal to me, and I had to take a few breaks from reading to get myself together. It’s definitely not a book to take lightly.

And under all the seriousness, struggles, and heartache, there IS a romance. Not exactly your most conventional, but a romance nonetheless. I loved Ben (Mr J) and – the then 16 year old – Lara, and I would love for the author to revisit them 5-10 years down the line, to see if anything had changed for them.

Prepare for all kinds of feels with this witty, poignant novel about first love, and the horrific life of a teenage outcast.


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ME & MR J – Out Now!
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Cover Reveal – ECHO by EK Blair

Eeek!!! After the absolute mindfuck that was Bang by EK Blair, I have been desperate for next part of the story, and it’s coming!! Echo will be here in May, and i have the cover and synopsis below. Enjoy!

Title: ECHO
Series: Black Lotus #2
Author: E.K. Blair
Release Date: Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Genre: Psychosexual Thriller


It’s been said the longest echo ever measured lasted 75 seconds, but I can assure you, this will last much longer. The bang deafened the world around me, muting everything into nullity, allowing the reflection of its destruction to live far beyond its intended life.

It will follow me forever, destroying me—destroying you.

You want answers?

So do I.


BANG #1 – Out Now!
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ECHO #2 – Out May 12th!
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New York Times, USA Today, and International bestselling author, E.K. Blair, takes her readers on an emotional roller coaster with her books. A former first grade teacher with an imagination that runs wild. Daydreaming and zoning out is how she was often found in high school. Blair tends to drift towards everything dark and moody; give her a character and she will take pleasure in breaking them down, digging into their core to find what lies underneath. Aside from writing, E.K. Blair finds pleasure in music, drinking her Starbucks in peace, and spending time with her friends. She’s a thinker, an artist, a wife, a mom, and everything in between.

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New Review – Blog Tour: CONFESS by Colleen Hoover

It’s LIVE!!!! You can finally get your hands on Confess by Colleen Hoover, and as always with this author’s books, it’s a must read!!


From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a new novel about risking everything for love—and finding your heart somewhere between the truth and lies.

Auburn Reed has her entire life mapped out. Her goals are in sight and there’s no room for mistakes. But when she walks into a Dallas art studio in search of a job, she doesn’t expect to find a deep attraction to the enigmatic artist who works there, Owen Gentry.

For once, Auburn takes a risk and puts her heart in control, only to discover Owen is keeping major secrets from coming out. The magnitude of his past threatens to destroy everything important to Auburn, and the only way to get her life back on track is to cut Owen out of it.

The last thing Owen wants is to lose Auburn, but he can’t seem to convince her that truth is sometimes as subjective as art. All he would have to do to save their relationship is confess. But in this case, the confession could be much more destructive than the actual sin…


Confession: She did it again.

Colleen Hoover’s books are always something to be experienced, and not just read, and her latest release is no different. Combined with the artistic talents of Danny O’Connor, Confess is a true masterpiece of romantic fiction.

Confession: I want my very own Owen.

OMG. Boy, do those letters have a different meaning now! The latest Hoover Hero to take over our hearts is most definitely worthy of a place on your book boyfriend list. Is it even possible for CoHo to write a guy who isn’t? I think not.

Confession: I wanted to hurt people whilst reading this book.

Yeah, it’s safe to say that Colleen has a tendency to bring out my aggressive side. Ok, the people I wanted to hurt were fictional, but still!! There were definite moments of, “why are you still alive??????”

Confession: I have a brand new addiction.

Danny O’Connor has his artwork in various places throughout Confess, and it is just WOW! I’ve never been much into art, but I would quite happily fill my house with DOC. The way he brings Colleen’s words to life makes for incredible viewing.

Confession: This book gave me chills!

Did you know that the confessions in this book are real life confessions from real life readers? Just make sure you give yourself time for that to sink in before you read this book (but not too long) because they are very powerful.

Confession: I want to lock Colleen Hoover in my basement and make her write me stories.

But I guess that would be crossing the very fine line from fangirl to crazy, so I’ll settle for reading absolutely everything she writes, and reliving them through the people who listen to my recs.

Confession: This author is my ultimate!

Buy it. Read it. Feel it.

Confess your truth.


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CONFESS – Out Now!
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New Review – Blog Tour: HERO by Samantha Young

Have you picked up Hero by Samantha Young yet? Because you definitly should! I loved this one!!


The emotional and unforgettable new romance from the New York Times bestselling author of the On Dublin Street series.

Alexa Holland’s father was her hero—until her shocking discovery that she and her mother weren’t his only family. Ever since, Alexa has worked to turn her life in a different direction and forge her own identity outside of his terrible secrets,. But when she meets a man who’s as damaged by her father’s mistakes as she is, Alexa must help him.

Caine Carraway wants nothing to do with Alexa’s efforts at redemption, but it’s not so easy to push her away. Determined to make her hate him, he brings her to the edge of her patience and waits for her to walk away. But his actions only draw them together and, despite the odds, they begin an intense and explosive affair.

Only Caine knows he can never be the white knight that Alexa has always longed for. And when they’re on the precipice of danger, he finds he’ll do anything to protect either one of them from being hurt again…


“You are my more. You are my great adventure.”


Why did I leave it so late to read this book??? I hadn’t previously read anything by Samantha Young, so I had no first hand experience of her excellence. And Ms Young truly is an excellent writer.

It was so easy for me to get sucked in to Caine and Alexa’s story. Alexa was funny, and sassy, and determined, and I loved the strength she exuded, especially when she had every opportunity to fall apart. And Caine was unbelievably sexy. Honestly, this guy is too hot and arrogant for words!

I really did devour this book. I settled down one evening to start it, and I didn’t put it down again until 2am!! I didn’t even realise how late it had got, because I was so invested in this story. It was funny, and incredibly sexy, and there was some drama added in there to make it an even more gripping read.

Hero is a standalone novel, but I’m not so secretly holding out hope that we might at some point see a reappearance from Caine’s friend, and reformed playboy, Henry Lexington; for as much as I loved Caine, I had a major sweet spot for Henry.

Samantha Young may have been new to me before Hero, but I see her playing a prominent part in my reading future.


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HERO – Out Now!
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Samantha Young is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author from Stirlingshire, Scotland. She’s been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award 2012 for Best Author and Best Romance for her international bestseller ON DUBLIN STREET and Best Romance 2014 for BEFORE JAMAICA LANE. ON DUBLIN STREET is Samantha’s first adult contemporary romance series and has sold in twenty-eight countries.

Hero by Samantha Young is published by Piatkus in paperback and eBook. You can find of all Samantha Young’s titles in the Kobo website here: Samantha Young – Kobo Books


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New Review – STEALING ROSE by Monica Murphy

Stealing Rose by Monica Murphy is live; it’s the second book in her Fowler Sisters series, though it can be read as a standalone. This was a huge 5 stars for me. An absolute must read!!


Perfect for fans of Christina Lauren and Emma Chase—the second novel in New York Times bestselling author Monica Murphy’s sizzling series about three powerhouse sisters and the men who would have their hearts.

People say the youngest child has it easy, but nothing can be further from the truth. Unlike my two sisters, Violet and Lily, I’m never in the limelight. I just work my butt off for Fleur Cosmetics and get little to no thanks for it. I’ve been pushed too far one too many times, and I’m finally brave enough to do something about it.

Maybe my newfound courage has something to do with the amazing pink and white diamond necklace I wear to the party in Cannes. The instant those dazzling heirloom jewels touch my skin, they excite some deep, aching need inside. And when that guy—that totally gorgeous guy—locks eyes with me, I know this nice girl is going to be naughty.

For once it’s my turn. My turn to say no to my father, to outshine my sisters, to walk away from it all—straight into the arms of a mysterious stranger. But what if Caden is much more than I bargained for? Sure, he makes me feel sexy and free in a way I never have before, but there’s something else I can’t quite place—something dangerous. Maybe our “chance” meeting wasn’t so random. Maybe he was looking for me for a reason. Whatever his motive, there’s no going back now.

And maybe I don’t want to.


I am completely and hopelessly in love. The first book in this series (Owning Violet) wasn’t for me, so I was a little nervous to pick up Stealing Rose, but I had absolutely nothing to worry about, because I don’t think it would be possible to love this book any more than I do. It was fantastic!!!

Right from the very start I was hooked, and I read the entire book in one sitting, which is practically unheard of for me these days. I just couldn’t bring myself to put this book down.

I loved the character of Rose, but the person who truly stole my heart was Caden. SWOOOOOON!!!! I need a Caden Kingsley in my life! I loved the twist to the story, that at one stage caused me anxiety because I just needed to know how it would all turn out! And the entire book as a whole, was just perfection to me. I loved it so much!!

Stealing Rose made me remember exactly why I fell in love with this author’s writing the very first time. Without a doubt, Monica Murphy’s strongest work to date since One Week Girlfriend. You NEED to read it.


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TAMING LILY #3 – Out July 7th, 2015!
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Monica Murphy is a native Californian who lives in the foothills below Yosemite. A wife and mother of three, she writes New Adult and contemporary romance for Bantam and Avon. She is the author of One Week Girlfriend and Second Chance Boyfriend.

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