Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Score on Me by Melody Heck Gatto!

Score On Me

#1 book in the Renegades Series (hockey romance)
by Melody Heck Gatto
Genre: Sports Romance
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Kat Torella didn't believe real love existed outside of her romance novels. She didn't believe in Prince Charming, or happily ever afters. Well, actually, she just didn't believe they would ever happen to her.
Kat was not built for love. She always felt like the fat girl that no one really saw. Being bullied as a child led to a lifetime of self-doubt. She feared that she would always see that little fat girl staring back at her in the mirror. Even as an adult, she's still dealing with it.
Hockey was her escape. She loved the game and she loved the players. One player in particular. He was dreamy. Even swoon-worthy. His dark eyes were mesmerizing. His smile devilishly sexy. His signature flowing locks always looked effortlessly perfect. He was flawless in every way...
Too bad she would never get a guy like him. Well, at least that's what she thought.
Kris Lafleur was the star defenseman for the Pittsburgh Renegades. Hockey was his life. Well, it was easy to be so dedicated to the game when he hadn't had much luck in the romance department. His hockey star status attracted puck bunnies and gold diggers. Neither was the kind of girl you wanted to bring home to mom; actually neither were the kind of girl that Kris even wanted to associate with. Deep down he was a hopeless romantic. He was looking for someone who was as devoted to him as he was to her, and not so interested in his bank account.
Then he saw her... Was it her smile? Was it her laugh? He didn't know what it was, but she already had his heart. She was beautiful.

Kat Loves Hockey and Kris Lafleur! When she ends up at a game by herself and meets Kris she Can't believe it. It is hard for her to believe that he wants anything to do with her. She's not some skinny girl after all. Can Kat get over the belief that she is too fat to be with someone like him and be happy?
Kris doesn't know why he can't take his eyes off the girl with the nacho's but he is drawn to her. When he see's  her having coffee after the game he buys her more coffee and they talk forever it seems. Kris wants Kat as his. Unfortunately his ex has decided to come back and try to cause trouble.


I thought that this was a great book. There were characters that I loved and characters that I hated. I love the mothers change of heart at the end. I thought that this was a good concept that was put together nicely. I found it hard to put the book down. I definitely recommend reading this book!


Melody was born and raised in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she lives with her husband, son and two dogs. The whole family are avid Pittsburgh Penguins fans and like going to hockey games when they get the chance. Melody enjoys taking her son to meet the players on game days. It's no secret that meeting the players is just as exciting for her as it is for her son; especially when it comes to her favorite player!
Melody has loved writing since she was small, in school she never met a creative writing assignment that she didn't love. She is lucky enough to have a wonderful husband who encourages her to write. When she was laid off from her job of 14 years, he was supportive about letting her stay home and take care of their son. During that time she discovered hockey-romances and found a renewed love of reading as well as a passion for writing.
Melody spends her spare time reading hockey romances. At holiday time she really enjoys any romance about Christmas. When it is the hockey off-season, she enjoys swimming and spending her days out in the sun.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Destined To Love ( The Starting Over Trilogy ) by Brenda Kennedy!

  Title : Destined To Love
Author : Brenda Kennedy
Genre : Soft Romance
Release Date : October 15, 2014 

Trying to move on and build a life together with Angel, Mason Myles plans a special birthday dinner proposal for Angel Perez, where he learns that Angel is still being tortured by her past. Angel reveals during the proposal that she may be pregnant with her rapist’s baby. Mason is now torn by the fact he wasn’t able to save Angel from her abusive ex; now he may be faced with the remembrance of that dreadful night, forever.


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 Angel is trying to live her life now that she is safe. But she finds out that her ex left something behind and she needs to learn how to deal with this new information even as she finds out more about his past. Be there for her friends and really get to know the love of her life!

I LOVED it! I cannot say enough good things about this series! Destined to love definitely had it's ups and downs but it was a great ending to this amazing series. I will be reading more from this author for sure as she is now on my top author list! I definitely recommend reading this book but you have to start with book 1!


A New Beginning : Book One The Starting Over Trilogy 



 'I was provided a complimentary copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review'
Angel left an abusive relationship and is starting life over. She's finally continuing her schooling. Has a job that she enjoys and some great friends. These new friends of hers are on a mission to set her up. She does not feel that she is ready for that but agrees to meet him. She definitely did not expect Mason or her feelings for him. Mason seems to be the best thing that could have happened to her and feelings develop quickly. But when it seems like her ex may have found her she decides that she finally has to come clean about her past and see where things go.
Masons last relationship ended badly and he is not sure that he is ready to try again. He grudgingly agrees to go on this blind date not expecting to see the beauty that he had seen the night before.  Now he wants nothing more then to be with her. No one seems to know her story from before, and she does not seem willing to open up to him about it yet. When she finally does he is livid. All he wants to do is protect her. It soon becomes obvious that she is in danger he will do everything that he can to make sure that she is safe.
If I could give this book more then 5 stars I would. This is the first book that I have read from this author and she has quickly become a favorite.  I could not put this book down! There is something beautiful about the relationship between Angel and Mason. Vincent, Donovan and Mason are seriously the perfect men. It had a great story line and well written. And I just have to say that I am just a little bit in love with Mason! I definitely recommend reading.

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Saving Angel : Book two of The Starting Over Trilogy
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Angel is severely injured and in the hospital after she got hit by a truck in a hit and run. She knows that it was her ex that he found her and is trying to kill her. When he pays her a visit in the hospital he and Mason get into a fight but he gets away. They guys feel it's not safe for her there and Mason insists that she stay at his house. When she realizes that she cannot hide from her ex she knows that she has to make a very difficult decision. Her feelings for Mason have deepened and she will do anything to keep him safe even if she hurts him as well as herself in the process.
All Mason wants to do is love and protect Angel. She makes this hard when she risks herself to try and keep him safe. When they are apart and her ex gets to her and hurts her he is upset but is there for her no matter what. Will Angel be able to get past what was done to her and move on with Mason?

I can't say enough about this book. Book 1 was amazing and I couldn't put it down and this one is no different. It was such an emotional book! It definitely had it's ups and downs. I didn't agree with some of Angel's decisions but understood her reasoning. there were definitely parts that made me cry. With the exception of the crazy ex I absolutely adore all of the male characters in this series. This was such a great book and a wonderful series. I definitely recommend reading.


First and foremost I am a wife, mother and grandmother.
I am also a nurse and a new author.  
I moved to sunny Florida in 2006 and never looked back. I love fresh squeezed lemonade, crushed ice, teacups, wineglasses, non-franchise restaurants, ice cream cones, boating, picnics, cookouts, throwing parties, lace, white wine, mojitos, strawberry margaritas, white linen tablecloths, fresh flowers and Pinterest. I also love to read and write and to spend time with my family. My books thus far, have been inspired by the things I love and the people who influence me, every single day to be a better person.

Play With Me by Lisa Renee Jones

Play With Me (Stand-Alone Novella)

                                                  B & N

                         RELEASE DATE: October 28th

The warmth of Thanksgiving gives a dedicated reporter and a powerful businessman a chance to count their blessings in this tender, sensual novella from Lisa Renee Jones.
Kali Miller has spent three years reporting fluff stories for a small-town Texas paper, waiting for the opportunity to pen the article that will launch her career to new heights. That dream has never felt further away when she suddenly finds herself out of work, forced to take a job as an executive secretary at a Las Vegas casino. But that’s exactly where Kali meets the subject of what will surely be a shocking exposé: her boss, Damion Ward, the casino’s arrogant and undeniably sexy CEO.
Watching Damion make his cold, calculating business maneuvers, Kali is positive she’s doing the right thing. But after Damion invites her to help him plan a Thanksgiving charity event, Kali begins to see another side of the man. And when she surrenders to the exhilarating tension that’s been simmering between them since day one, Kali becomes part of her own story, which she hopes will have a happy ending.

I can truly say this is some of Lisa Renee Jones best work and yes I do enjoy her books but this is THE ONE. The story is so believable and the storyline is so good, I can only say read it. Most importantly the the characters are so real you actually feel like you are watching a movie rather than reading a book. Oh did I mention that the book is an "Inferno". (still fanning myself) I totally loved Damion and Terrance very much the alpha males. This is a book to not only purchase for yourself but gift to a few of your friends. I do give this book a rating of 5.

Excerpt #2

Lisa Renee Jones Play with Me Copyright 2014
I hear Damion shout, but I do not stop. I spot an open elevator and slip inside moments before it closes. I hesitate only briefly, then punch the button for the office floor. If I go to my room, Damion will follow, and I will cave and let him in. I can’t talk to him until I figure out what I’m feeling. Not right now. I won’t talk to him right now.
Hugging myself, I wait for my floor, trying to stop the shaking. Damn it, I’m weak. I don’t want to be weak. The elevator dings for my floor and I exit. Dana is on the phone and waves at me, giving me a smile I just can’t return. At my desk, I all but fall into my chair and will myself not to cry. I grab a stack of mail and start opening it, trying to stay sane.
I know the moment Damion is in the lobby, the scent of him blistering my nostrils. He is like a drug. I think I’ve become that to him, too. He is risking too much for me. I have to leave here, and him, and it’s going to destroy me.
Suddenly he is standing beside me, towering over me. “Let’s go talk.”
I don’t look at him. “No. Not now.”
I turn to him and snap, “Not. Now.”
“Yes,” he says, turning my chair to face him, his hands on the arms. “Now.”
“Write me up, Damion, fire me, but I am not ready to talk.”
“Hey, Kali—”
The sound of Dana’s voice makes me cringe, and I can’t even look at her. “I, uh,” she stammers from behind me, and I hear her departing steps.
“Either come with me,” Damion warns tightly, “or I’ll pick you up and carry you.”
“Don’t even think about it.”
He pulls me to my feet and drags me into his office, shutting the door and locking it. I try to escape and at least put distance between us. His hand comes down on my arm and he turns me to face him.
I blast him. “You just told the whole damn place that we’re together when we haven’t even really been together. Why would you do that? Why?”
He maneuvers me against the wall, framing my body with his. “We are together, and if you didn’t believe that, you wouldn’t have signed that notarized letter.”
“We aren’t together, and now we won’t ever be together. I have to leave. I can’t stay. I can’t let you get fired over me.”
“I won’t let you go, and I won’t get fired.”
“I had a right to privacy. Terrance should have asked permission to share my personal affairs, and don’t tell me I signed a form or I might hurt you right now. Kent and my alcoholic asshole father—who thinks if he puts ‘functional’ before the ‘alcoholic’ it’s actually acceptable—weren’t supposed to know I’m here. If I wanted them to know, I would have told them.”
“And I didn’t run away from those people, like you accused me of. I chose to shut them out and be happy. This was supposed to be my place and now it isn’t. Now they know I’m here and everyone here knows about us.”
“This is your place, Kali, and I’m not letting you go without a fight.” His fingers twine in my hair, tilting my head back, forcing me to look at him. “We might be new, Kali, but we’re damn good together.”
“What about—”
“We’ll figure it out. Together, Kali. We’ll figure it out together.” And then his mouth closes down on mine, his tongue stroking past my lips, his palm molding me close to him. I try to resist, but it’s more because I feel I have to, because I should. Only I don’t want to resist this man. Not now and not since the moment I met him. I cave to my need for him, moaning as I sink into the kiss. I know we are headed for trouble, and I’ve had enough trouble. But I have not had enough of him.
I tug at his shirt, suddenly desperate to feel his skin next to mine. To know if it will feel as good as I’ve imagined it would. My fingers slide beneath the cotton material, absorbing his body heat and the warmth of taut skin over hard muscle.
His mouth trails over my cheek to my ear. “Together,” he promises again, his warm breath teasing my sensitive flesh and sending a shiver down my spine.
“Yes,” I whisper, and I don’t let myself think about trouble or tomorrow. I cling to him, arching my body into his, trying to get closer to him, afraid I will never get close enough.
He cups the back of my head, slanting his mouth over mine, kissing me deeply, passionately. Breaking only to seductively trail his lips over my jaw, my neck, my ear, and I am lost in the haze of desire.
“I want you naked,” he murmurs, tugging my dress up over my hips, and, with that, an unwelcome jolt of reality hits me.
I grab at my dress and pant, “Wait. We can’t. Not here. We could get caught.”
“The door is locked.” He turns me to face the wall, pressing my hands to it, his on top of mine, his big, wonderful body encasing me. He leans in close, his mouth at my ear. “And,” he murmurs, “if you’re still worried about getting caught, I need to do a better job of distracting you.” He tugs on the zipper of my dress, and I open my mouth to resist, only to moan as his tongue begins to follow the metal downward. And his tongue is magic burning through me, sending waves of sensations to every nerve ending I own.

Monday, October 27, 2014


Title: I Love How You Love Me
Author: Bella Andre
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Genre: Romance
Length: 221 pages

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I Love How You Love Me

The Sullivan Series, Book 13

Dylan Sullivan, a renowned boat builder, has spent his entire life sailing around the world. But while he’s always enjoyed the freedom of the ocean, when Grace Adrian shows up at his Seattle boathouse to interview him for a magazine, it’s love at first sight. Love for both Grace and her ten-month-old son, Mason, with whom Dylan has an immediate bond. And every moment they spend together makes Dylan more and more certain that a love like theirs is worth risking everything for.
A year and a half ago, Grace’s entire world turned upside down. Not only did she learn that she was pregnant, she also found out that she was nothing but a dirty little secret to her boyfriend and his elite Washington D.C. family. Since then, Grace has been rebuilding her life in Seattle, giving one hundred percent of her attention to her son and her freelance writing career. Believing she can never risk her heart—or her son’s—again, especially to a man like Dylan who could sail away at any moment, Grace tries desperately to guard her heart from the charismatic and sexy sailor.
For as sweet and protective as Dylan is during the day, at night when one incredibly hot kiss turns into so much more, Grace simply can’t find a way to keep from tumbling into his arms again and again. But can she ever learn to trust in love again.

This book is a true work of excellence by Bella Andre. A deep love by a man that will help a woman realize that she can take a chance on love again. Dylan Sullivan knew what he wanted and with patience and determination allowed Grace to realize that all men are not the same.

Book 1: The Look of Love (Chase & Chloe)
Book 2: From This Moment On (Marcus & Nicola)
Book 3: Can’t Help Falling In Love (Gabe & Megan)
Book 4: I Only Have Eyes For You (Sophie & Jake)
Book 5: If You Were Mine (Zach & Heather)
Book 6: Let Me Be The One (Ryan & Vicki)
Book 7: Come A Little Bit Closer (Smith & Valentina)
Book 8: Always On My Mind (Lori & Grayson)
Book 9: Kissing Under The Mistletoe: A Sullivan Christmas (Mary & Jack)
Book 9.5: One Perfect Night (co-starring Mia & Rafe Sullivan, The Seattle Sullivans)
Book 10: The Way You Look Tonight (Rafe & Brooke, The Seattle Sullivans)
Book 11: It Must Be Your Love (Mia & Ford, The Seattle Sullivans)
Book 12: Just To Be With You (Ian & Tatiana, The Seattle Sullivans)
Book 13: I Love How You Love Me (Dylan & Grace, The Seattle Sullivans)
Book 14: Adam Sullivan’s book ~ coming soon!