REVIEW**~**I Call Him Brady by K. S. Thomas


Born the only son to one of Hollywood’s most prominent power couples, Jack Cole’s life is damn near perfect. With women lining up to be with him, movie parts most seasoned actors would die for and the freedom to live above the rules, Jack’s life is going completely according to plan.

Until Embers…

Embers doesn’t have time to waste on any more dirt-bags. Too busy trying to take care of herself and her daughter to take any more chances on romance, she’s limiting her love life to daydreaming about one hot and sexy, Jack Cole.

Except her surefire way to keep her heart safe goes completely awry when her dream guy and her reality suddenly collide.

A master of recreating the human emotions he’s never allowed himself to feel, Jack must now deal with the consequences of offering his heart to someone who may be too scared to keep it.




**4 stars**

I Call Him Brady is a story about finding the right one, falling in love and knowing how to hold on to it. Love is never an easy road, with many twists and turns but it’s how you find your way that matters most.

For Jack Cole, love wasn’t easy. He’s a famous movie star and lived the Hollywood life. Jumping from bed to bed and never really finding himself. That’s is until he meets Embers.

Embers is completely different from anyone else he has ever met and doesn’t treat him like the Jack Cole…she treats him like Brady.

I don’t want to spoil too much but the Brady storyline is charming.

This is a sweet love story that I enjoyed reading.

I particularly liked the grand gestures of love in this book – it had me smiling and sighing.

If you are looking for a light read that has all the makings of a beautiful love story then this book is for you.





BLOG TOUR**~**My Clarity by M. Clarke – Review, Teasers, and GIVEAWAY!!!

my clarity blog tour

Still reeling from the death of her father, Alexandria hopes to find both independence and reprieve from her grief by heading off to college. However, life throws her a serious curveball when she discovers that her roommate isn’t quite the person she had imagined.

Smoking, tattoos, and street racing for fast cash are Elijah’s only interests. A harsh life has made him apathetic and indifferent, until Alexandria enters his life. When their paths cross, turmoil abounds.

An inevitable encounter, an undeniable attraction, and an unexpected chance at love-will it be enough?



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Here is what bloggers are saying about the early ARC. “Grab your tissue box, it will come in handy as M. Clarke/Mary Ting pulls each tender heart string right from the beginning of this touching love story!”

“At first glance, no one would believe Elijah’s tough guy exterior hides a genuine and giving heart. But, you cannot help whom you fall in love with and when opposites attract, the chemistry is undeniable!” –InD’tale Magazine

M. Clarke/Mary Ting blew me out of the water with this book. I am in awe and in love with this epic tale. Elijah Cooper is now my #1 book boyfriend. Sammie’s Book Club, for book lovers

“Through the darkness of our pasts, we are all looking for a little clarity. For Alexandria, Elijah could be just that. My Clarity is a story of love and hope, that through the hardest times we find clarity in each other.”Spare Time Book Blog

“Elijah & Alex sizzle in this wonderful page-turner by M. Clarke. I absolutely could not put it down! This book was 5 stars amazing!” Janie, CrossAngeles

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**A complimentary copy was provided by the author for blog tour**

~~ 4 Emotional Stars ~~

What an emotional roller coaster. If you are a fan of Angst and Sexual Tension…then this is the book for you. This is my first book by this author. I really enjoyed this book. The only negative I had with it was that I thought there was too much angst and sexual tension. I would’ve liked to see Elijah and Alex get together sooner. I don’t feel like we got to see enough of their relationship beyond their roommate/friendship status. With that said this book was still enjoyable. It was also a book that had a pretty powerful message in the end. It shows you how quick things can change and no one is guaranteed a Happily Ever After. This story teaches you that you should live everyday like it’s your last because you just don’t know what life will deal you. The flow and pace of the story was very well written. I also loved that this was in dual POV!!!!

“Life is too short. Don’t dwell on the bad, make it better.”….Elijah

This book had my emotions all over the place. I was crying right away in the prologue. Then I was laughing, smiling, swooning, yelling, and then of course I was crying again. (There is a scene towards the end that just gutted me) You will need to see what I am talking about. Even though I did cry quite a bit during this book, I did end up with a smile on my face at the end. I LOVED the ending of this book and the epilogue!!!!

In this book we meet a group of friends who all go to college together and live by each other. That’s Elijah, Lexy, Dean and Seth. Alex is kind of just thrown into this group because she is going off to college and needs a place to stay. Her cousin Jimmy just graduated from said college and offers up his room to her. He tells her that her roommate is named Ellie…although Jimmy left out a very important detail. Ellie’s Gender. When Ellie (Elijah) meets Alex, I have to say that scene was pretty comical. You’ll definitely want to read that part😉 Over the course of this book we got to see Alex and Elijah’s friendship grow. We also got to see how well Alex fit into this group of friends and watched as they formed there own family. Alex and Elijah were pretty much opposites, but they fit so well together. I just wish they wouldn’t have fought their feelings for so long. I really liked Alex’s character…she was a broken soul from losing her father, but she was such a strong person also. Elijah was all kinds of YUMMY!!!!

“Let me in Alex, I swear I’ll make it up to everyday. Let me be the one who gets to say you’re mine, the one who gets to take care of you, the one who gets to take your sadness away and replace it with happy memories, the one who get’s to hold you at night and tuck you into bed. I want to be with you.”….Elijah

How can you not swoon after reading that?!?!?!?! Elijah kind of reminded me of Travis from Beautiful Disaster. He was the definition of a “Bad Boy”. The one you hate to love but just can’t help it. You definitely need to meet him yourself.

I would recommend this book to anyone who really likes angst, and sexual tension. Also someone who loves a Bad Boy/Good Girl love story. I have to say that this book is listed as a New Adult, but to be honest with you I saw it more as a Mature Young Adult. There are some things/situations in this book that aren’t meant for kids under 17 to read about, but I guess since the characters are in college it kind of lumps it into the NA Genre. Like I said this was a very enjoyable read and definitely not my last book by this author.

~Jennifer H.

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Mary Ting resides in Southern California with her husband and two children. She enjoys oil painting and making jewelry. Writing her first novel, Crossroads Saga, happened by chance. It was a way to grieve the death of her beloved grandmother, and inspired by a dream she once had as a young girl. When she started reading new adult novels, she fell in love with the genre. It was the reason she had to write one-Something Great. Why the pen name, M Clarke? She tours with Magic Johnson Foundation to promote literacy and her children’s chapter book-No Bullies Allowed

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NEW RELEASE**~**One Night With a Cowboy by Elizabeth Otto – Review and Buy Link!!


One night is never enough…

Jobless, broke, and struggling to support herself and her invalid mother, paramedic Sophie Miller doesn’t have time or energy for a relationship. Especially with her mother’s clock ticking down. So when the sexy cowboy she meets at a carnival proposes a no-strings, one-night stand, she’s all over it. Until her one-night stand shows up again and turns out to be everything she’s ever wanted.

Tucker Haywood has his hands full running Paint River Ranch and trying to deal with all the changes pulling the rug out from under him. His past has taught him it’s better to keep women at arm’s length, for their sake. Stubborn and temperamental, Tucker doesn’t have a clue how to deal with a city girl who’s scared of squirrels and dirt.

So when Sophie gets under his skin, he has to do whatever it takes to push her away. Even if it means losing the part of himself he never thought he’d find.




** A complimentary copy was provided by Entangled Publishing in exchange for an honest review**

~~ 4 “Hot Cowboy” Stars ~~

This book is the second book in this series by Elizabeth Otto, but this is the first book I have read by this Author.  I will say that after reading this book, I’m definitely going back to read Book 1, which is Cole’s Story.  I thought this was a great book.  It just made me realize how much I love a cowboy as a Hero.  I thought the storyline was fun and engaging.  This book will make you feel a lot of different emotions.  I laughed, blushed, swooned, giggled, got angry and even cried (I wasn’t expecting that emotion…lol). I thought the pace and flow of the story was really good.  I did think that the characters could’ve been developed a little more….I didn’t feel like we got to know enough about Tucker and Sophie.  With that said this book was still quite enjoyable.  What I really liked about this book was that there wasn’t an over abundance of drama.  I honestly thought a couple places there was going to be trouble but I’m glad I was wrong.  The only drama in this story is brought on by the main characters.  Talk about 2 extremely stubborn people.

This story is about two people who meet at a carnival and are supposed to just have a one night stand to pass the time and be each other’s distraction.  Well nothing is that simple or goes according to plan.  As Tucker and Sophie spend more time together they realize they have deeper feelings but being that they are both stubborn and think they don’t deserve or have time for love…they put up walls and don’t want to face what is truly happening.  I was happy that Sophie finally opened up to Tucker about what was weighing her down, but I do wish we would’ve seen Tucker open up to her more and explain about his past.  I really liked both Tucker and Sophie.  I thought they were both very strong and passionate characters.  Both had the weight of the world on their shoulders.  It was fun watching these two open up to their feelings and finally break down their walls.

There really weren’t any standout secondary characters…this really did focus on Tucker and Sophie.  Now I know this is part of a series, but I truly believe they can all be read as standalones.  This was my first one and I didn’t feel like I missed anything by not reading the first book.  With that said, I enjoyed this one so much I will read the rest of the series🙂

So if your looking for that sweet cowboy love story that will tap into many different emotions, then this is the book for you!!

~Jennifer H.




Elizabeth writes steamy contemporary and paranormal romance by day, and works as an Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate by night. The night shift provides never-ending fodder for plots, characters and story lines! When not creating characters or saving lives, she wrangles three demonic children and tends to her heirloom garden in the beautiful Midwest.

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COVER REVEAL**~**Until We Fly by Courtney Cole

Are you ready to Get BRANDed?

Get ready because Brand is getting his book! That’s right! Courtney Cole is writing a fourth novel in her Beautifully Broken Series, and it’s coming out July 7th. Today, we have the amazing and beautiful cover to share with you. So, without further ado… we introduce you to…

(Beautifully Broken #4)

Until We Fly


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Ex-Army Ranger, Brand Killien, has always been good.

A good friend, a good soldier, a good everything. .

The problem is, good hasn’t gotten him anything but a crushed heart.

So after licking his wounds, he decides to move on. And moving on doesn’t include being good anymore.

Bad sounds so much better.

Jaded and detached, Brand is determined to never open himself up to anyone again. It’s not worth the pain. Instead, he becomes closed, hardened, aloof.

But then he’s called back home for a family emergency… a family that he is estranged from. A family that he put out of his mind a long time ago for very good reasons…reasons that involve secrets and pain. Reasons he tried hard to forget.

But home is where the heart is, and it just might be where Brand finds his again.

Why? Because home is where Nora Greene is. A fiery, red-headed spitfire, Nora is a thing from his past. A beautiful, feisty thing. When Brand left, she was away at boarding school.

But she’s back now.

And she wants Brand, scars and all.



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If You Stay


If You Leave


Before We Fall


Praise for the Beautifully Broken Series

“I loved If You Stay. Like, really really loved it. The kind of love that kept me reading until 2:40 am and left me crying, smiling, devastated, and elated. The best kind of book love.” – Andrea, The Bookish Babe

“Beautiful, raw, gritty, emotional and breath-taking are just a few of the words I can find to describe this book…reading this book was one of the best experiences I have had.” –Amanda, Globug and Hootie Need a Book

“In If You Leave, we continue the wild ride Courtney Cole started us on in If You Stay. This raw story of heartbreak and hope solidifies Cole’s standing as a rising star in hot contemporary romance.”New York Times Bestselling author of Down to You, M. Leighton

“Another raw, gritty masterpiece with a sexy-as-hell Army Ranger to swoon over.” — K.A. Tucker, author of Ten Tiny Breaths


Courtney Cole is a novelist who would eat mythology for breakfast if she could. She has a degree in Business, but has since discovered that corporate America is not nearly as fun to live in as fictional worlds. She loves chocolate and roller coasters and hates waiting and rude people.

Courtney lives in quiet suburbia, close to Lake Michigan, with her real-life Prince Charming, her ornery kids (there is a small chance that they get their orneriness from their mother) and a small domestic zoo.

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BLOG TOUR**~**Picture Perfect by Elisabeth Grace – Review and GIVEAWAY!!!

Picture Perfect by Elisabeth Grace
(Limelight #2)
Publication date: March 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance


Being the daughter of a big-city mayor, twenty-one year old Skye Summers has giant shoes to fill in her first real job out of college. With the public spotlight on her family, and her dad’s expectations running high, she jumps at the chance to work side-by-side on an important project with her sexy new boss.

Playboy entrepreneur Landon Steele has built a successful entertainment PR firm and broken more than a few hearts along the way. He’s counting on his enthusiastic new assistant to help him expand his business into LA… until he discovers she’s a pampered rich girl who’s in the public spotlight as much as his famous clients. Still, he agrees to give her a chance, and soon the two are heating up the bedroom as well as the boardroom.

But when Skye’s ex-boyfriend threatens to reveal a dangerous secret from her past, her job, relationship with Landon, and her father’s career are suddenly all on the line. Will she be forced to leave Landon? Or will she pursue her heart, regardless of the cost?



**A complimentary copy was provided by the author for Blog Tour**

~~ 4.5 “Sexual Tension” Stars ~~

Elisabeth Grace has done it again….she created another FANTASTIC book!!!!  Picture Perfect is book 2 in her Limelight Series and I thought it was just as great as book 1 (Rumor Has It).  All of these books can be read as a standalone, which I personal like.  There is some character overlap from the previous book, but Elisabeth does a wonderful job filling in any spaces that would be caused by not reading the first book.

This was another fun and sexy read.  I thought the storyline was interesting and entertaining.  I was hooked all the way through.  The pace of the book was perfect, but the one negative I had about the book was that again I felt the resolution was to quick.  The “misunderstanding” came towards the end of the book and in turn makes the resolution of said problem a little rushed.  It in NO way took away from my enjoyment of the story.   The only other thing I wished would’ve been a little different would’ve been that we would’ve gotten to see Landon and Skye as a couple longer.  This book was chocked full of sexual tension and push and pull, that when they finally do admit their feelings, they are only together for a short time before the “misunderstand” came into play.  With that said…again it didn’t take away from completely enjoying and losing myself in this book.  But that is why I didn’t give it a full 5 stars.

This story was a fun, sexy and light read.  I think that has to do with the characters that the author has created.  We met Skye in Book 1 and I loved her character in that book, so I was completely excited when I saw she was getting her own book.  Skye is a fun loving, strong and independent character, but she also carried the weight of the world on her shoulders.  She is the daughter of a politician and is constantly having to remember to act properly so nothing tarnishes her fathers name.  That can be a lot of pressure for a 21 year old.  In this book she has decided to branch out on her own and get a place of her own and a job, so she can be self sufficient.  This is where Landon comes into the picture.  He is her boss!!!  I don’t want to go on about the storyline because it would give to much away…and you really need to experience their first meeting for yourself….LOL ( talk about steamy😉 )  Landon was a fabulous character, but he was slightly broken from something his father did when he was in high school.  When the full story came out, my heart broke for Landon and what he had to deal with.  Let’s just say I understand completely why he has trouble trusting people.  I will say that Landon sure knows what to say to melt a girl’s panties ;)  You definitely want to meet him.

I would 100% recommend this book/series to everyone.  If you are looking for that fun, sexy, light love story between two people who shouldn’t really be together (kind of forbidden….Boss/Employee situation) and love a story that has ALOT of sexual tension and push and pull, then this is the story for you!!!!  Don’t miss out on meeting these characters.  You won’t be sorry🙂

~Jennifer H.


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My debut New Adult Contemporary Romance, Rumor Has It, releases December 6, 2013.

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RELEASE DAY**~**Very Wicked Things and Very Wicked Beginnings by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Because Ilsa Madden-Mills fell in love with her beautifully flawed characters in Very Wicked Things, she penned Very Wicked Beginnings as a prequel novella to the book, featuring the story of football star Cuba Hudson and ballerina Dovey Beckham.

Since May is Mental Health Awareness Month, all May proceeds from the sale of the novella will be donated to The Keith Milano Memorial Fund which benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP). 

Title: Very Wicked Beginnings
Series: Briarcrest Academy #1.5, a prequel novella to Very Wicked Things
Release: May 13th
Author: Ilsa Madden-Mills
Cover: Photography by
Toski Covey
Graphics: Sommer
Stein at Perfect Pear Creative Covers
Model: Tanner Belcher


Girls say I’m a walking, talking sex god. Guys call me Hollywood because my life is golden.  It’s not.

But, ESPN did rank me as a four star recruit, calling me one of the best defensive players since Briarcrest Academy opened its esteemed doors. So yeah, with football and a stellar GPA, my future seemed good.

Then Dovey Beckham shows up in her short skirts and ballet shoes. Driving me insane. Making me want to beg for her attention. 

But that wouldn’t happen, because Cuba Hudson didn’t beg for anything.

She walked around BA like she owned the place, and most days she looked right through me…the one
girl I couldn’t have.

So, of course, I made it my mission to claim her, to put her notch on my bedpost. Because no girl can resist the Heartbreaker of BA.

But I never planned on destroying her. 

I never planned on wrecking the one thing that could save me.

Welcome to Briarcrest Academy, where wicked love begins…and ends.


Charity Information

The Keith Milano Memorial Fund was established to help raise awareness about the devastating and deadly disease that is mental illness. Keith’s spirit and laughter is kept alive through our efforts to increase awareness about mental illness and to raise money for education and imperative research. Keith often struggled with society’s perception of mental illness.  Our hope is that by having the strength to say that Keith was “Bipolar” we can strip away the stigma and help others to be more open about their disease.

The Keith Milano Memorial Fund benefits the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
AFSP is the only national not-for-profit organization exclusively dedicated to understanding and
preventing suicide through research and education, and to reaching out to people with mood disorders and those affected by suicide.

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 Very Wicked Things (Briarcrest Academy #2):



Ballerina Dovey Beckham is a scholarship student at Briarcrest Academy, determined to prove she’s more than just a girl with the wrong pedigree. She does whatever it takes to succeed in her endgame, even if it means surrendering her body but never her heart.Until the day she meets him, and he rips apart all her well-laid plans. Suddenly, the girl everyone thought unbreakable might just shatter.

Cuba “Hollywood” Hudson is rich, spoiled, and a star football player. With his fast cars and superficial girlfriends, he lives the high-life, hiding his secrets from the world.

Until the day he meets her, and she offers him something he’s never tasted…love.

But once in a lifetime kind of love doesn’t come easy…especially when dirty money, past sins, and old flames threaten the very fabric of their lives.

Welcome to Briarcrest Academy, where sometimes, only the wicked survive.



Excerptfor Very Wicked Things
Book #2 of the Briarcrest Academy Series
by Ilsa Madden-Mills
I got out of the shower and dressed hurriedly, anxious to get back to Cuba.
The door opened, and like he did it every single day, he stepped inside the steamy bathroom.  
“Think I need a shower, too,” he said, his fingers easing off his football practice shirt.
What? Now?
Trying to play it cool and failing miserably, I moved my eyes off his naked chest and checked out his track pants and the obvious bulge he sported.
Did his lower body match the rest of him? Was it all sinewy muscle and big?
Just, yeah. That thought got stuck in my head and went round and round.
 “You staying?” he asked, a grin working his face. Pleased at my open admiration, probably.
“No,” I said, but made no move to go. ‘Cause I had no shame when it came to catching a glimpse of his muscular body.
“Good,” he said, his smile broadening.
He pivoted to turn on the shower, and my eyes betrayed me again, admiring the muscles in his back, checking out how they twitched and rippled when he moved. Football and rowing had been good to him. My fingers itched to know how they’d feel underneath my hands. Which was stupid because we had nothing in common. Not a rich Highland Park boy and a poor girl from Ratcliffe.
And most importantly, he was a player, not to be trusted.
He hooked his thumbs into his pants, paused a moment—maybe waiting to see if I’d run from the room?—but when I didn’t budge, he slid them and his underwear off. My mouth opened. Cuba Hudson, the most popular guy at Briarcrest was standing right in front of me, naked and beautiful. And like the cocky bastard he was, he posed for me, his big-ass biceps and chiseled abs making me vibrate all over. Need for him slammed into me.
Did I say he was hot?
Well, I was wrong.
He was off-the-charts, no-holds-barred, freaking going make-me-lose-my-mind-right-there delicious. The ultimate man-candy, the kind I knew to stay away from, yet here I was, ogling him.
“Still leaving?” he asked huskily.
“Any minute,” I said in a weak voice, backing up to the wall and propping myself up. “Just chillin’. Shower wore me out. I might need to hold this wall up for a sec.”
“I want you to stay,” he said, eyes at half-mast, glowing with heat.
“Why?” I said, aching to touch him. But that was crazy. I was a virgin, and I didn’t know jack about touching a guy’s you-know-what.
“Look at me, Dovey.”
I tore my eyes from his manhood, blushing.
His eyes burned. “There’s a sense of urgency in my head. Like our time is limited.”
I nodded. Yeah, same here.
“And, I’ll be honest, I don’t want to rush you, but I’m dying to sink into you. I want to set you on
fire with need for me.” He ghosted his hands over the steel rod between his legs. Once, twice, and—holy shizzle, he didn’t stop.
My chest rose faster and faster, and I tried to chill-out, but I couldn’t.
He lowered his voice. “Kiss me again, Dovey.”
Oh. “That’s a terrible idea, Cuba. Cause you’re naked, and I’m turned on because you’re naked. And
you’re touching yourself. And you’re naked.” I sucked in a sharp breath. “Not a good combo. Odds are we’ll end up in that shower together or back in your bed doing the double-backed monster.”
“Then join me in the shower. I’ll be good. For you.” He arched his back, his hands still doing that
back and forth that was driving me insane.
Liar, liar, pants on fire, I thought. No way he would he be good.
Because he was the Heartbreaker of Briarcrest Academy. And one wicked boy.
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Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap. She spends her days with two small kids, a neurotic cat, and her Viking husband. She collects magnets and rarely cooks except to bake her own pretzels. When she’s not typing away at a story, you can find her drinking too much Diet Coke, jamming out to Pink, or checking on her carefully maintained chocolate stash. She loves to hear from fans and fellow authors.

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