Saturday, July 11, 2015

Samantha's Saturday Reviews

Dr. Spence is searching for the perfect woman…but how will he know when he’s found her? From New York Times bestselling author Melody Anne, the second steamy romance in a new breakout series based on her beloved and bestselling Billionaire novels.

In the bestselling books Billionaire Wins the Game, Hidden Treasure, and The Billionaire’s Marriage Proposal, among others, we met the Andersons. Matchmaking patriarchs Joseph and George took matters into their own hands to get their sons to marry and settle down. But now that Dr. Spence Whitman sees how happy his Anderson friends are in married life, he’s itching to get hitched too! But how will he find The One?

After his wealthy dad adopted him and his two brothers at a young age, Spence grew up learning there are more important things in life than money. He wants to find a girl who shares that philosophy, and it wouldn’t hurt to have some similar interests too. Now if he could just stop getting distracted by his gorgeous surgical resident, he could start looking for the perfect wife…

'I received a complimentary copy from the author/publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review'
I rated this book as 5+ because this spin-off goes with one of my absolute favorite series from this author. Anything where Joseph Anderson is meddling makes for a great story. Add in all the other meddlers and it makes it even better. I loved the dynamic between the characters. I love the writing style. With each series of this authors she has a different writing style and I can't say that I like them all. I do however LOVE this one. You don't have to start with the original series to read this one. You don't even have to read the first book in this series to enjoy it. It can be read as a stand alone, although it's always so much better to read the other books also. The only thing that I don't like about this book is the price. I understand the need to make money from your work, however a lot of readers don't want to pay that price for an ebook. A paperback copy maybe.
With that being said, I would still recommend buying and reading just because I personally feel that the book was that good.


A spinoff of Melody Anne’s New York Times bestselling Billionaire Bachelors series, this entrancing e-novella features motocross racer Taylor Winchester and little sister to Hawk, the hero of “Safe in His Arms” from the romance anthology Baby, It’s Cold Outside.

As a motocross rider, Taylor Winchester has made a career out of throwing herself headfirst into danger, as fiercely as any of the guys racing against her. But after a brutal crash, she takes a little forced R&R while her injuries heal. Her mom wishes she’d settle down, find love, maybe have a baby or two…but all Taylor wants is to get back on her bike.

She heads to her brother Hawk’s cabin to get a little peace and quiet—but is shocked to discover she’s not the only inhabitant. Ex-military man Travis, her high school crush, has also borrowed the cabin, and the two of them are each too stubborn to let the other one win. Nothing left to do but share the cabin…which quickly leads to sharing a bed! As Taylor and Travis discover that the heat between them is far more than a fling, they both struggle with letting go of control. But if they learn to give a little, what they could win is worth more than any prize…

'I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author/publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review'
I gave this book a 5+ rating because I love that the author went out of the box with this one. I have not read many books where the heroine is a professional in extreme sports. I loved not that she got injured but the fact that the author showed the reality of what can happen in that sport. It didn't hurt that this is a part of my favorite series from this author. This is a great book for a great price!
I definitely recommend buying and reading!


NYT and USA Today Best Selling Author Melody Anne has written the popular series, Billionaire Bachelors, Surrender, and Baby for the Billionaire. She also has a Young Adult Series; Midnight Fire, Midnight Moon and Midnight Storm - Rise of the Dark Angel along with her new Unexpected Hero Series and the newest release "Taken by a Trillionaire," a collaboration with fellow Authors J.S. Scott and Ruth Cardello.

As an aspiring author, she wrote for years, then published in 2011, finding her true calling, and a love of writing nonstop. Holding a Bachelor's Degree in business, she loves to write about strong, powerful, businessmen and the corporate world.

When Melody isn't writing, she cultivates strong bonds with her family and enjoys time spent with them as well as her friends, and beloved pets. A country girl at heart, she loves the small town and strong community she lives in and is involved in many community projects.

To date, Melody has over 7 million book sales and has earned a spot on multiple best seller lists, including being an amazon top 100 bestselling author for 3 years in a row, as well as a Kobo and iBooks best seller. But beyond that, she just loves getting to do what makes her happiest - live in a fantasy world, 95% of the time.

See Melody's Website and subscribe to her newsletter at: . She makes it a point to respond to all her fans. You can also join her on facebook at: , or at twitter: @authmelodyanne. Also, follow her blog at

Always on the run and alone, Betsy Samuel never believed she would ever have a family, much less be mated. With scars covering her body and her heart, Betsy decides to trust the three warriors who seem to be working their way into her heart. But would they be able to accept all her hang-ups and the fact she has two other children out there somewhere? Would her Christmas be everything she dreamed of?
Barry Zorn had failed his weru once before and he wasn't about to fail his meru. The small woman, Lacey's little sister, had a wall of stone around her heart, but he and his werus were bound and determined to tear the wall down and surround her with love, even if it meant catching a tiger by her tail.
But could they give her the best gift possible, her missing children and the Christmas she's always dreamed of? London, a city of history, is the site of their bonding, but would it also be the birthplace of a new era for their large family and heal recent wounds for the women that have given their hearts to these worriers?

'I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author/publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review'
This was the first book I have read from this author and I thought that it was good enough for me to want to read more but not really a favorite. There were things I liked about it and things that I didn't. I don't want to go into a lot of details about my likes and dislikes with the content of the book because I don't want to give spoilers. I thought that the author has good writing style and can definitely engage the reader. With this being the fourth book in the series I found that I could read it without being too lost but I think that some things would be better understood if I read it from the beginning of the series.
I do recommend buying and reading.


Trinity Blacio has been writing now professionally for ten years. Currently she has available titles from Freya's Bower, Ravenous Romance, and Riverdale Anenue Books with more to come. She is always excited to be writing, hearing from readers, and helping fellow authors.

One of Trinity's strongest beliefs is that no matter how small or big an author is, they should always help each other in the profession. With this idea in mind she has created a place where authors, editors, publishers, and anyone in the publishing business can come together to help each other.

She lives in Wellington, Ohio and shares with her two children, Cheyenne and Rudy, two cats Smokey and Missy. When Trinity has time you can find her reading all sorts of romance novels. But as you have figured out her favorite are Dark Fantasy, Erotic, Menage, Erotic Horror.

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Becca Thorpe has uprooted her life and escaped to the beach. Now's her chance to get away from city living, throw caution to the ocean winds, and live in the moment. Especially if the moment includes the deliciously sexy surfer she meets shortly after arriving in Lucky Harbor. Something about the dark intensity of Sam's eyes and the thrill she gets at his touch convinces her to stay awhile.

Boatbuilder and investment genius Sam Brody is a self-made man who knows how dangerous it can be to mix business and pleasure. But he can't resist offering Becca a job just to hear her laugh and have her near. Yet when her brother comes to town asking for help, will he tempt her back to her glamorous life in the city? Or do Sam and little Lucky Harbor have a chance to win Becca's heart?

'I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author/publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review'
Jill Shalvis is a new author to me. This is the second book that I have read of hers and I have to say that she is quickly becoming a favorite. I love her writing style and the fact that her personality comes through in her writing. She is real. I fell in love with the characters, there was great character development and back stories. I read this book in one day because I did not want to put it down. I only put is down when I had to and picked it right back up ever chance I could. I will definitely be reading more from this author and I definitely suggest buying and reading



For Olivia Bentley, Lucky Harbor is more than the town where she runs her new vintage shop. It's the place where folks are friendly to strangers-and nobody knows her real name. Olivia does a good job of keeping her past buried, not getting too cozy with anyone . . . until she sees a man drowning. Suddenly she's rushing into the surf, getting up close and personal with the hottest guy she's ever laid hands on.

Charter boat captain Cole Donovan has no problem with a gorgeous woman throwing her arms around his neck in an effort to "save" him. In fact, he'd like to spend a lot more time skin-to-skin with Olivia. He's just not expecting that real trouble is about to come her way. Will it bring her deeper into Cole's heart, or will it be the end of Olivia's days in little Lucky Harbor?

'I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author/publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review'
The more I read from this author the more I love her books.  I find that I can't read enough of her books. As soon as I finished this book I immediately wanted another one to read. There are few authors that can make me feel that way when I read a book. I feel that the author has excellent writing style and characters. Her books show a lot of depth and insight into the characters not just the romance. I highly recommend buying and reading.



As the brains behind wedding site, Callie sees it all: from the ring to the dress, the smiles . . . to the tears. It's that last part that keeps her single and not looking. Getting left at the altar will do that to a girl. But when Callie returns to her old hometown, she finds that her sweet high school crush is sexier than ever. And he makes it hard to remember why she's sworn off love . . .

Tanner is a deep-sea diver with a wild, adrenaline-junkie past-and now his teenage son is back in his life. How can Tanner be a role model when he's still paying for his own mistakes? It's hard enough that gorgeous Callie has appeared in town like a beautiful dream, challenging his best-laid plans to keep his heart on lockdown. Though there's something about being around her again that makes him feel like he can be the man she-and his son-deserve. Little Lucky Harbor holds their past; can it hold a beautiful new future?

'I received a complimentary copy of this book from the author/publisher through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review'
This is the first book that I have read from this author and I am sucked into her web of amazing books. I absolutely love how real the author is. She incorporates real phrases that every day people would use and that is one of the things that makes this book so great to me. I love the fantasy of a good romance but I like for them to be a little realistic also. I will definitely be reading more from this author. The characters were great. I fell in love with all of them. Even the character I didn't care for through most of the book had a redeeming quality about her. It was heartfelt and engaging. I definitely recommend buying and reading!


New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill's bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.



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