Book Review Captured By Chocolate by Steena Holmes #BookReview @TulePublishing @steenaholmes

 

 

Captured by Chocolate (Love at the Chocolate Shop #11)

by Steena Holmes

Contemporary Romance

Blurb

 

Radio DJ Dylan Morgan enjoys small town life in Marietta. Unlike his longtime girlfriend and globetrotting photojournalist Casey Michaels, he’s never been tempted to spread his wings. Until an east coast job offer at a major radio station catches his eye. He considers taking the position, but then Casey calls… She’s coming home.

After years of wandering the globe, Casey Michaels is tired and needs a break and while she didn’t plan on coming home for good, the idea is starting to grow on her. All she wants to do is spend time with her forever boyfriend, Dylan. But all she meets is suspicion as everyone waits for her to pack up her suitcase once again. To convince Dylan she’s home for good, she plans a grand gesture–a photography show celebrating Marietta life. And then, the phone rings. She’s needed in London…

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My Review

Wow another awesome book in the series of Love at the chocolate shop. I am loving this series and I love this story of Casey Michaels who is a Photojournalist and is from Marietta and her boyfriend Dylan Morgan who is also a homeboy radio DJ who just loves the work he does.

The thing that I really loved about reading this story is this can be anyone. One person has a career that takes them all over the place and the other has one at home. Makes for a difficult relationship.

The story is about Casey coming home, she normally is home for a few days and then off to another adventure, but this time she needs time. Something happened while she was on her last trip and she really needs to come to terms with it.   She is happy to be home, but is also going through some turmoil and her boyfriend Dylan doesn’t really know what to do. He wants her to stay not leave again. They make a plan and then she is needed again out of the country for her job, she told Dylan is would be only three days.

With some misunderstanding and the usually miscommunication, Casey ends up staying a few days longer than plan.

You will need to read the book to find out what happens. I really loved the writing and the storyline. The author did a great job with the storyline. It is very engaging and fun to read. This book can be read as a stand-alone. The characters are fantastic and I feel like I want to go visit their awesome town.

I want to thank Tule Publications and Netgalley for the opportunity to read this book. I am giving this book five stars because it was a fantastic read.

 

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Simply Blair by Gina Robinson #BookBlast @ginamrobinson @givemebooksblog

Title: Simply Blair
Series: Jet City Kilt #4
Author: Gina Robinson
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Comedy
Release Date: August 10, 2017

 

Blurb
A kilt meets dress modern love story. Simply
smart, funny romance!
If you like good guy geek heroes who look hot
in kilts, strong, intelligent heroines, and poignant romance, then you’ll love Simply
Blair
, the third book in Gina Robinson’s light, fun contemporary
romance Jet City Kilt Series.
Seattle physician Blair Edwards is living the
dream of many a Sassenach who swoons over the handsome Highland laird Jamie
Sinclair on the popular TV series Jamie. She has her own Jamie,
cosplaying lookalike, and real life entrepreneur and cyber security expert,
Austin MacDougall. Their romance has captured the imagination of Jamie
fans everywhere and made them minor celebrities, something Blair never imagined
was even possible.
On their way to Scotland for a
much-anticipated vacation to film a promo teaser for the upcoming season of Jamie,
Austin is detained at the Seattle airport. At Austin’s urging, Blair leaves
for Scotland without him with his solemn promise that he will join her,
no matter what it takes. But Blair’s quick layover in London changes everything
and challenges who she believes she is, what she believes she wants, and even
whom she believes she loves. As Austin fights like a true Scottish warrior to
get to her, will she remember the man she promised never to forget? Or will she
lose her heart again to the Englishman who very nearly holds her captive?
Find out why readers love
Gina Robinson’s good guy heroes, the strong women they fall for, and their
funny, witty, romantic stories.
The Jet City Kilt Series
Reading order:
Although the Almost and Simply books
can be read out of order, for the most reading enjoyment, read the Almost
books first, followed by the Simply books.
These two books must be read in order:
Almost Jamie
Almost Elinor
These two books must be read in order:
Simply Blair
Simply Austin

 

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Excerpt
That night
I dreamed of a lover with lush auburn curls. I saw him braced over me, his
powerful arms taut and muscled, gently keeping his weight off me, while
pounding passionately into me. My heels dug into his bare back as I urged him
in, gasping with each deep thrust.
He was
smiling, his green eyes tender with emotion and filled with awe, as if he
couldn’t believe his good luck. It was an expression that always amazed me and
filled me with wonder.
I was
laughing as I taunted him and urged him to give it to me harder. He was happy
to oblige, teasing back. Beams of sunlight streamed through his hair, haloing
him and highlighting the red.
I dreamed
of a forest, tall firs and sunshine overhead streaming through their branches.
The scent of ferns, wild grass, and woodland floor so real I was sure I was
actually smelling them. That I was really there in that forest with that man.
Heat.
Grass. Birds singing.
Strong
shoulders. Physical strength held in check. Breathtaking passion. Laughter.
Dreams
morph and confuse and are hard to untangle when you try to remember them after
you wake. They evaporate too easily.
Jamie? Scotland?
Bagpipes
and fiddles in the distance. The sounds of a brook.
Clutching
the man to me, I wrapped my legs around him. Never wanting to let him go.
Looking into his face, confused. Not
Jamie
.
I woke in
the heat of the action, arching up to meet him.
His name
was on my lips. Austin.
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Gina
Robinson is the bestselling and award-winning author of the new Jet City Kilt
series, the popular Billionaire Matchmaker, Switched at Marriage and
Billionaire Duke romantic comedy series, featuring a billionaire in business
with a matchmaker, a billionaire in a surprising marriage of convenience, and a
billionaire who inherits a British dukedom, the Reckless and Rushed
contemporary new adult romance series, and the Agent Ex series of humorous
romantic suspense novels. Her books have delighted readers and received praise
in Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Romantic Times
Book Reviews.
She writes
romance and women’s fiction across a wide variety of subgenres—new adult,
contemporary, historical, romantic suspense and romantic comedy.
Her love
stories are infused with a happy blend of romance, adventure, a bit of mystery,
and humor. Readers are drawn to the light touch she gives even serious topics
and the fast, fun, easy-to-read pace of her books. From college campus to
Seattle to Las Vegas to England, her settings become almost characters of their
own, driving the story.
She
believes in the power of true love and passion, and that every great romance
should have a happily-ever-after.
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OUT OF TIME by Melissa Klein #BookRelease @klein_klein344 @bookunleashed

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When paparazzi, obligations, and pride tear Bash and Grace apart. Will the stubborn scriptwriter come to his senses in time, or will movie star, Grace marry the wrong man?
Out of Time
Series: Out of Uniform Book 3
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Military Romance
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Publication Date: August 16, 2017
Before filming starts on her next movie, America’s sweetheart, Grace Carradine, wants a girls’ night out. As she dons a disguise to evade the paparazzi, her brown hair isn’t the only deception, so is her upcoming marriage to her costar. Naval-pilot-turned-author, Sebastian “Bash” Baron finds his friends are pairing up and starting families. Given his history, he knows that life isn’t for him—even if the period romance he wrote is being made into a movie. Those stories only exist in fiction—or other people’s lives.
The two begin a secret romance, meant to last only as long as the starlet is on location in Bash’s hometown. When the paparazzi, obligations, and pride tear them apart, will Bash come to his senses in time, or will Grace marry the wrong man?
Amazingly sweet!
I HIGHLY recommend this series. You will be hooked into the story like I was.
– United Indie Book Blog, Goodreads Reviewer

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Melissa Klein writes contemporary romance about everyday heroes fighting extraordinary battles. Whether facing the demands of caring for a child with special needs or the struggles of a soldier returning home, her characters take on the challenges life throws at them with perseverance, courage, and humor.
Melissa sets her stories below the Mason-Dixon Line where she’s lived all but an unfortunate six months of her life.
While she won Georgia Romance Writers Unpublished Maggie award in 2013 and Rose City Romance Writers Golden Rose award in 2012, she still hopes to win the lottery. If she does, she’ll buy a huge farm in north Georgia and convince her children to live next door. Until that time, she lives in Atlanta with her husband, who puts up with frozen dinners with the words are flowing. You can find Melissa at http://www.MelissaKleinRomance.com
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My Hot Boss by Betty Shreffler #BookRelease @betty_shreffler @GiveMeBooksBlog

 

 

Title: My Hot Boss
Author: Betty Shreffler
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 15, 2017
Blurb
Emma
From the moment I
met Grayson Cole, I knew he was someone I wanted to let in my panties and
maybe, even in my heart. One night, one sexy-as-sin kiss, and several drinks
later, our incredible evening turns into a disaster and I’m apologizing for the
vomit spatter on his fancy, black shoes. I never thought I’d see him again
after that, no matter how many nights I spent wishing I would. Until a month
later, he waltzes into my office as—MY NEW, HOT BOSS. I’m so screwed.
Grayson
She was meant to be
a fun f*ck. That’s all I wanted. That’s all I needed. But Emma Williams could
never be just that for me. The quirky, brunette vixen challenges me at every
opportunity. My desire to have her has me working for her affections, like I’ve
never done before. What is this woman doing to me? Not only am I her Boss, but
I don’t do feelings. There’s only one way I see this ending. I’m f*cked for
sure.

 

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Excerpt
Grayson
The
erotic book in my hand is barely distracting me from the stunning woman lying
in my bed. Her dark, wavy hair is cascading over the pillow and the sheet
barely covers her. From my chair, I have a perfect view of the curve of her
back, narrow waist, and luscious ass. She groans as she moves and my cock
hardens from the sound. She’s learned I have certain tastes in the bedroom. I’d
never belittle or hurt a woman, but I do like some kink. No doubt she’s a
little sore from the vibrator I used. If the sounds of her moans and the two
orgasms meant anything, I’d say she liked it very much. My lips curve from the
memory of her face when I brought it out and then again when she reached her
first climax.
Reaching down, I adjust my semi into a more comfortable position.
Little does Emma know how often she gives me a hard on. It’s like I’m a fucking
teenager again with an uncontrollable snake in my pants that becomes alert and
ready anytime it gets a whiff of her pussy.
What’s even more confusing is what I’m feeling for her. I’ve
never been patient with sex. I’ve seduced, got what I wanted, and moved on.
It’s been this way for years. No woman has ever mattered enough that I wanted
to be patient, careful, and even considerate of her emotions. But Emma’s inside
my head, an itch I can’t satisfy until I have her, all of her. With her, I want
to take the seduction slowly. I’m enjoying it. She appreciates everything I do,
and I find myself upping the ante just to win her affections.
Fear isn’t something a man likes to admit to others, let
alone to himself, but I feel it. It’s there. I’m afraid I’ll hurt her. I want
her to trust me because if she gives me her trust, I’ll have her. But, then
what? She’ll be another conquest and I’ll what, get bored like I always do,
lose interest? Or will it be me that burns? If I let her in, I’ll have to
change. I’ll have to give her the trust I know she’ll want from me. Am I even
capable of giving it, of loving someone?
She stirs in her sleep and I watch her. Emma has no idea
she’s the first woman to have stayed the night with me. It’s probably why I’m
up at two a.m. reading because I can’t sleep. Not with her lying next to me,
smelling like sex and jasmine, and breathing so peacefully it pains me to look
at her.
“Grayson,” her voice is a sleepy whisper.
I continue watching her move. The sheet falls from her
breasts as she sits up and turns to face me. The question in her eyes kills me.
She’s concerned why I’m not in bed with her. Stepping from the bed, she
approaches. Her dark, little patch above her pink lips annihilates my remaining
control over my cock.
“Can’t sleep?” she asks, her voice so sweet it breaks me.
I extend my arm and she slides onto my lap and lies against
my chest, like we’ve been doing this for years. The scent of jasmine fills my
nostrils and I lean against her hair, breathing her in. The touch of my hand
caressing her back releases a pleasured moan from her lips. Lips that can
easily bring me to my knees, if I’m not careful.
“Sorry to wake you. I read when I can’t sleep.”
Laying her head on my shoulder, she looks at my book. “What
are you reading?”
Undo This Night.”
“Will you read it to me?”
The corner of my mouth raises. “You want me to read it out
loud to you?”
She giggles and the sound widens my smile.
“Yes.”
This is unexpected, but I like it. She continues to surprise
me. I can never predict what Emma will do, and it’s something I adore about
her. She keeps me on top of my game.
“From the beginning or where I’m at?”
“Where you’re at.”
My attention returns to the book. “I raise Tiffany’s ass
in the air and slap it once, twice then spread her cheeks. Reaching for the
condom I tossed on the bed, I sheath it over my cock, then rub against her
pink, tiny hole. Looking over her shoulder at me tells me she wants me to fuck
her hard. It’s been two weeks since I’ve seen her and by the needy look in her
eyes, she knows I won’t be gentle.
Emma’s hand reaches into my sweatpants and circles my raging
hard on. Each stroke makes it harder to focus on the words.
I slam into her tight pussy and latch onto her hips,
using them as leverage to fuck the moans right out of her mouth.”
Emma pushes the book out of her way and straddles me with
her knees tucked into the cushion of my chair. Her mouth slams down on mine and
I toss the book to who-fucking-cares where. Lifting her from the chair, I wrap
her legs around me and pull her ass up against my aching erection and move her
over it.
“Grayson, I want you. I want to feel you inside of me.”
“No other men, Emma. If you’re with me, you’re with only me.”
“I don’t want anyone else.”
Laying her on the bed, she watches as I remove my
sweatpants. My cock is at attention and her eyes go right to it. She moistens
her bottom lip and it jumps at the sight of it. The last time that tongue
touched my dick, she stole a chunk of my heart. Wicked little thing she is.
“Let me get a condom.” I move toward the dresser and she
extends her legs, trapping me between them.
“Don’t need one. I’m on the pill.”
My chest tightens. Sex without a condom is something I don’t do.
Fuck me, she’s got me between a rock and a soft, little pussy I’m dying to
feel. I turn to her and crawl above her on the bed. “Just this once. I want to
feel you come all over my cock.”
Her gray eyes are locked on mine and her mouth tilts into a
lascivious grin. I close the space between us and kiss her. Spreading her legs,
my dick slides across her slick pussy. She’s already soaking wet for me. I
raise my hips and plunge into her.
Cock-melting heat surrounds me, she’s so tight I barely have
to move to get the friction I need. Pushing in further, she lets out a whimper.
“Am I hurting you?”
“No, you feel incredible.”
“Emma, I want to give you slow and sensual, but I don’t
think I can. I want to fuck you until you’re calling out my name.”
“Please, fuck me,” she begs.
Her needy plea puts me into action. One hand takes hold of
her neck and the other tucks under her leg, raising it as I thrust into her
hard. Every time I pull out and slam into her, I feel the blood racing to my
groin. The familiar tingle is at my back; she’s spewing cuss words and calling
out my name. Another thrust and her orgasm pours over me and it feels perfect.
My jaw clenches and I release into her. It’s a high I’ve
never had and the moment it happens, I know I’m ruined. There’s no way I can go
back to a condom with her.
Lying on the bed, she’s sprawled out across my body in a
deep sleep with her head tucked into my neck. My fingers are combing through
her hair and I’m watching the ceiling, replaying different scenarios in my
head. Every single one ends with the same fear—one of us getting hurt.
Author Bio
Betty Shreffler is a
bestselling author of paranormal romantic suspense and contemporary
romance. She writes sexy and suspenseful stories with hot alphas and
kickass heroines with twists you don’t expect. She also writes beautiful and
sexy romances with tough women and their journeys at finding love. Betty is a
mix of country, nerdy, sassy, sweet and a whole lot of sense of humor.
She’s a fan of photography, reading, watching movies, hiking, traveling,
drinking wine, and all things romantic. She lives with her amazing hubs and
five fur babies; two rescue pups and three cats. If she’s not writing or doing
book events, then you can find her behind the lens of a camera, in the woods,
or sipping wine behind a deliciously steamy book.
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Diary of a Jewel Thief by Rosie Somers #BookReview #BookBlast @YaReads @prosyrosie

Diary of a Teenage Jewel Thief by Rosie Somers

Most sixteen-year-olds shouldn’t know where museums keep their rarest jewels (the basement) and they really shouldn’t know that vans make the worst getaway cars. But for Marisol Flores, a life of jewel thievery is a birthright handed down from generation to generation, even if she didn’t ask for it. So when a rival thief targets Mari and her mother, Mari’s more than happy to flee to the anonymity of bustling New York City.

Blending in is a dream come true for Mari, but keeping her former thieving ways a secret gets way more complicated when handsome Will Campbell sets his sights on her. She can’t help but like his terrible puns and charming grin…but when her past catches up with her, it’s not only her life—and her anonymity—that’s at stake.

Will could be the next target.

 

 

My Review:

Diary of a Teenage Jewel Thief by Rosie Somers is a pretty fast paced story.

The story starts out with Marisol a sixteen-year-old who was raised in a family of jewel thievery. Her and her mother move to New York City to hide from another thief. Marisol just wants to blend in at her new high school.

I really felt that the character Marisol was awesome, I loved her diary entries and also her story. Her point of view. Of course, she meets a guy at school, very typical of a girl in high school.

I like the development of Marisol and Will, her new “boy” friend. I love the chemistry and also the story is a clean story just a cute sweet start of a romance.

Since this story is based on Marisol diary, her mother and other characters weren’t developed but I was given enough information to make this an interesting journey.

I felt this story is a fast-paced action adventure and a great ending. I thought this was a really good book to read and like that it is clean story.

Thanks to the Author Rosie Somers and to YA Reads for providing me a copy of this book.  My review is all my own and I did enjoy reading this book.

I am giving this book 4 stars. Awesome book if you are looking for an adventure that is clean and still a good story.

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About the Author:

Rosie Somers is a beach-going book addict who’s been crafting stories since before she learned her ABCs. When she’s not busy trying to bring the characters in her head to life on paper, she can be found volunteering with local animal rescues, crocheting funky hats for her friends, or eating herself into the poorhouse at Chipotle. Her fondest dream is to one day own a goat.

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