Review | What Happens In Vegas | Shana Gray

About the Book

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Tough-as-nails detective Bonni Connolly is on a girls’ Vegas getaway with her college friends, when she hits the jackpot. Taking advantage of her gift from Lady Luck, Bonni upgrades their trip for a once-in-a-lifetime experience in luxury and glamour. Seizing the opportunity to break out from her normal (formal) cop style, she splurges on a slinky designer dress and a VIP booth in an exclusive club. That’s when she sees him, and Bonni decides there’s another once-in-a-lifetime thing she wants to have: a vacation fling.

Meets the gambler…

Professional poker player Quinn Bryant is in town for one of the largest tournaments of the year and (as always) he plans to win. Determined to start off his vacation by getting lucky, he heads to his favorite club, where he spots Bonni across the dance floor. Fortune smiles on him when Bonni picks up the cards he puts down. However, what starts as a Vegas hook-up soon turns into something more, as Bonni learns to see the man behind the poker face.

The stakes have never been higher.

Even though Bonni’s trip has an end date and there is another tournament calling Quinn’s name, their strong connection overcomes their difference and they start to wonder if what happens in Vegas doesn’t have to stay there.

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My Thoughts

I was provided an advanced copy of this book from NetGalley for my honest thoughts.

What Happens in Vegas is a great read if you are looking for something fun, easy and light.

Four quirky women in Vegas on a girls weekend…..what could possibly happen, right?!?!

I enjoyed the plot of this book, even though it is somewhat typical of a HEA romance book.  I really liked getting to know the women and their characteristics and look forward to seeing what is in store for them in the upcoming books.

Ms. Gray’s What Happens in Vegas is the perfect book for your next weekend read or that beach vacation your going to take.

Oh and I loved her references to Ontario, Canada!!!

I give What Happens in Vegas 3.5 stars!

 

About The Author

Shana Gray writes contemporary romance and womens fiction that just might make you laugh. Her books can be found at Headline Eternal Romance, Entangled Publishing, 4408328Harlequin Blaze, and Random House Loveswept, she is also an indie author. Her international top seller, WORKING GIRL is available in six languages.  A mom of two grown sons, a future daughter-in-law, and was adopted by her black cat, she lives in a small town in Ontario, Canada. When she’s not writing or at the day job, she spends time with her family, menagerie of pets, enjoying a fine red or rose wine and is always eyeing travel plans  ready to fly off at the drop of a hat to experience the beauty of the world around us.

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Review | Tossed Into Love |Aurora Rose Reynolds

About The Book

Libby Reed is over it. Or that’s what she tells herself. She’s lusted after one of New York’s 38770996bravest for years, but firefighter Antonio Moretti has doused her interest for the last time. As much as she wants the arrogant jerk (in a bad, bad way), they can’t even be in the same room without setting each other off…which might be a problem now that she’s volunteered to help out in his family’s restaurant.

Antonio’s been burned before. Now he knows better than to trust a pretty face and follow another pair of long, beautiful legs into heartbreak. But while Libby might rub him the wrong way, he can’t deny the heat between them. And it only burns hotter when she steps up in his time of need. The closer they get, the more he realizes he may have misjudged her. Then again, he doesn’t know the secret Libby’s keeping that could send their relationship up in flames before it’s even begun.

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My Review

I was provided an advanced copy of Tossed into Love, from Netgalley for an honest review.

I chose to read Tossed into Love based on two factors: I enjoy Miss Reynolds style of writing and I love a good enemies to lovers book.  I mean, who doesn’t !?!?!?  And this book does not disappoint.

With well written characters and a crazy, sexual tension filled plot line, Tossed into Love is the perfect weekend or summer read.  And although it is the 3rd book in the Fluke My Life series, it is not necessary to have read the other 2 books, but definitely worth it if you do.

Told in a dual POV, Tossed Into Love is a sweet HEA read.  Overall I give it 4 stars! And as always I look forward to what Aurora Rose Reynolds has in store for us readers in the future.

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About the Author

NEW YORK TIMES, USA TODAY & WALL STREET JOURNAL BEST SELLING AUTHOR Aurora Rose Reynolds was also featured in a one on one interview for the Cosmopolitan online magazine. Aurora is a navy brat who’s husband served in the United States Navy.28277054_1595495403867314_6385106348190858775_n She has lived all over the country but now resides in Tennessee with her Husband. She’s married to an alpha male that loves her as much as the men in her books love their women. He gives her over the top inspiration everyday. In her free time she reads, writes and enjoys going to the movies with her husband. She also enjoys taking mini weekend vacations to nowhere, or spends time at home with friends and family. Last but not least she appreciates everyday and admires it’s beauty.

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Review – Misteria – Cameo Renae

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What’s It About….

Approached in the woods by a rather hideous, three-foot tall man-creature, William and Anna Archer are given a message from their mother via a crystal image1ball.  They are to follow the messenger though a magical portal to find her.

In this modern day fairy tale, the twelve year old, telepathic twins uncover a world hidden behind an enchanted mist conjured by five sorcerers to protect all magical beings from the human world. A world that is now terrorized by a dark and destructive force sweeping across the land, threatening their very existence.

The twins embark on a perilous quest to save their mother and the grandfather they never knew existed.  Fantasy has turned into reality for the Archer twins, and the safety of all magical beings now rests in their hands.

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My Thoughts…

I received a copy of Misteria as part of Lady Ambers PR tour.

While I do not typically read MG/ YA novels, I was very much drawn to the cover of Misteria, which is stunning in itself and the storyline was a bonus.

Miss Renae wrote a story that is magical and incanting.  She vividly takes you along on the journey of Anna and Will making you feel like anything in your imagination can be possible.

It was written perfectly for its target age group and if you or your children are a fan of fantasy’s and fairy-tales than Misteria is a must read.  Where was this author when I was  younger???

Overall I give Misteria 4 magical stars.

 

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About the Author…

USA Today Bestselling author, Cameo Renae, was born in San Francisco, raised in Maui, Hawaii, and now resides with her husband and children in Alaska.

Cameo RenaeShe’s a daydreamer, caffeine and peppermint addict, who loves to laugh, and loves to read to escape reality.

One of her greatest joys is creating fantasy works filled with adventure and romance and sharing them with others.  It is the love of her family and amazing support of her fans that keeps her going.

One day she hopes to find her own magic wardrobe and ride away on her magical unicorn. Until then…she’ll keep writing!

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Review – Double Down – Alessandra Torre

Double Down, is the second, and final book in Alessandra Torre’s new romantic suspense duet All In.

DoubleDown_EbookThe first book, Even Money, which should be read before taking on Double Down, ends on one hell of a cliffhanger.  Lucky for the reader, we didn’t have to wait long for Double Down to release and Miss Torre picked up right where she left off.

Just like Even Money, Double Down is a romantic suspense novel, however I did find the second book to be a little darker than the first.  It worked well to give the storyline an edgy feel full of twists and unforeseen turns, hooking you in until it conclusion.

Alessandra Torre has the creativity, the wicked imagination and the skill to write the stories that readers want to read, from the first word until the very last.

I’ve grown to love the characters in Double Down and hope to see them in books of their own.  But for now, Bell and Dario will have their HEA.

Overall I give Double Down 4 Stars and the All In Series 4.5*.

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Read my review of book 1 Even Money here.

About The Author

Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of fourteen 1445407779715novels. Her books focus on romance and suspense.  Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle and Elle UK, as well as guest blogged for Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews.  She is also the Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan.com

Review – Even Money – Alessandra Torre

As any reviewer knows, when given a ARC copy of any book to review, there is always a chance that the book will be horrible.  Always that slight fear that you aren’t going to be able to say anything good about it.   I need to tell you that Even Money is so far from horrible its on the complete other end of the spectrum.

EvenMoney_EbookNow I may be bias, since I love everything that Alessandra Torre writes, but I think Even Money may just be one of her best books yet.

I was completely greedy with every word, devouring the pages as quickly as I could.

The storyline of Even Money is a nice change of pace from the typical romance novels, which I think is why I loved it so much.  Miss Torre wrote masterful words of sexual wickedness, naughty transgressions and edgy suspense all while making us fall in love with Dario and Bell.

Even Money was hotter than Hades in Hell.

 

He growled the words and they poured out like kerosene on my need.

Even Money is told from a dual POV, with a strong female lead and ends with one hell of a cliffhanger.  But luckily it looks like book 2 of this duet will be out on June 18 for which I am glad, because the suspense is killing me.

I give Even Money 5 Stars, plus a glass of whiskey, which was need to cure my book hangover.

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About The Author

Alessandra Torre is an award-winning New York Times bestselling author of fourteen 1445407779715novels. Her books focus on romance and suspense.  Torre has been featured in such publications as Elle and Elle UK, as well as guest blogged for Huffington Post and RT Book Reviews.  She is also the Bedroom Blogger for Cosmopolitan.com