Undeniable: Dom & Gigi by Callie Harper

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Undeniable: Dom & Gigi by Callie Harper

Undeniable (Dom & Gigi)

Dom’s the one she couldn’t have. Gigi’s the one he couldn’t forget.
They haven’t seen each other for four years. He’s been serving in the Special Forces. She’s finished college. They’ve had time to move on. Neither one has.
Now there’s a death threat. Her family’s business has pissed off a drug cartel. Her life’s in danger.

They’re thrown together, on the run. He has to keep her safe. From everyone. Including himself.

NOTE: Undeniable is a standalone hot adult romance. It’s the fifth story in the Beg for It series—which can be read in any order—about the dominant, alpha males in the Kavanaugh family and the strong, sexy women who make them finally meet their match.

WARNING: THIS BOOK CAN START KINDLES ON FIRE! This is not a test!

Holy smokes. You guys. I can’t even with this book. I finished reading it earlier and was trying to find nice, professional ways to say how much I loved it, but I am not coming up with anything that is adequately expressing my feelings. I LOVED THIS BOOK. Insert a ton of curse words to add emphasis to my love.

I could not put this book down once I started. I found Dom and Gigi to be incredibly addicting. When we meet Gigi, she’s 18 (close to 19) and Dom is 23. They have an immediate connection, but she’s a rich girl and he’s the son of a former MC President. This story passes through time as Dom and Gigi ebb and flow through their lives. Even when they try to stay away from each other, they still have one another in the back of their mind.  On paper, they don’t seem like they would go together at all. But both of them are far more than what they seem.

One thing I cannot stop thinking about is how seamlessly Callie Harper incorporated some other genres into this book, without it taking over her story. I will say this because you learn it pretty early on, but Dom is more dominant in the bedroom. He’s also got ties to his dad’s MC. (MC is Motorcycle Club, in case you weren’t sure what it meant). I really loved how the author incorporated these aspects into the story, without making the book be a kinky billionaire or another MC book. I don’t mind those types of books or characters, but I just enjoyed seeing Dom and Gigi being able to handle different aspects of their lives, while still being (somewhat) everyday people.

The sex scenes in this book are insane. I mean, everything was getting blurry and I assume it was from my kindle starting to steam in my hands. Not because it was 4AM and I was reading some of the sexiest scenes I’ve ever read. Dom and Gigi have a really intense physical connection. Dom is clearly more experienced, and Gigi is still learning. What I really liked was how even when it was a sex scene, Dom is still nurturing and loving. He wants to experience these things with Gigi and she wants to experience them with him. I enjoyed seeing both characters actively interested and wanting to explore their sexual desires together.

I could go on and on and on about this book. I liked so many things about it, but if I get further into all my love for it, I’ll end up telling you the entire story. But seriously, go one click this book. Callie Harper manages to incorporate many factors into this story but does so in a harmonious and flawless way.

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Written in the Scars by Adriana Locke

Welcome! There is a lot of information in this post. My review is further down, and there is a rafflecopter link for a giveaway that Adriana is doing for this release!

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RELEASE BLITZ

Title: Written in the Scars

Author: Adriana Locke

Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense

Release Date: October 20, 2016

 

BLURB

 Falling in love is easy.

Falling out of love is the hardest thing in the world.

And Elin and Ty Whitt are terrible at it.

The first time the local basketball star smiled at Elin, she was a goner. It was just so damn easy to fall for the dark-haired hometown hero with his charming smile and strong, athletic build.

Thousands of sleepy smiles, aimless drives down country roads, and squeaks of the backdoor after a swing shift later, reality hits. And it hits hard. Falling in love was definitely the easy part. Watching it break apart was impossible.

Through the tears, the second-guesses, the memories of a life built together, the world keeps spinning. With each turn comes clarity and hope—sometimes in the form of a pair of muddy boots by the back door or from the words of a wise friend.

When Ty shows back up with a new found determination to put his family back together, Elin’s torn between the fights of the past and the possibility of a new start. This is the man that holds her heart, the man she loves beyond anything else. But this is also the one person in the world that can cause her the most pain.

Life’s not always easy. Love’s not for the faint of heart. But with life comes lessons and Ty and Elin have the scars to prove it. But it’s their love written in those scars that will hold them together … or break them apart.

 

 

GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/29996170-written-in-the-scars

 PURCHASE LINKS

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UK: http://bit.ly/WITSAMZNUK

Available in Kindle Unlimited

 

DON’T MISS THESE RELEASE WEEK EVENTS

 

Join some of your favorite authors LIVE on Adriana’s Facebook Page to celebrate this release! On Friday, October 21st, authors will hop on and chat with you. Don’t miss it! http://www.facebook.com/authoradrianalocke

Lots of fun things and giveaways will be happening in Adriana’s Facebook Group. Make sure you join the festivities! http://www.facebook.com/groups/booksbyadrianalocke

Check out Adriana’s website, http://www.adrianalocke.com/, for a Week of Giveaways, starting Monday, October 24th. You don’t want to miss this!

 

 

PRAISE FOR WRITTEN IN THE SCARS

“Locke has created magic!” – NYT Bestselling author SL Scott

 

“A book you must read—just keep the Kleenex close.” – NYT Bestselling author Melanie Moreland

 

“Written in the Scars is without a doubt one of the best books I’ve ever read, and I give it all the stars.” – author Rachel Brookes

 

“This book … one of the most emotionally powerful and beautifully written books I’ve ever read.” – BB Belle, Goodreads review

 

“A top read of 2016 … Impeccable and stellar!” – Dawn, Divas Book Lounge

 

“The words will seep into your soul.” – Books and Boys Book Blog

 

“What a beautiful book that left me in tears.” – Minxes Love Books

“There are no words to express how much this book affected me.”- Kristin, Book Lovers Obsession

 

 

EXCERPTS

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As soon as the call is ended, my finger is in his chest. “You lied to me!”

“Calm down,” he scoffs, clearly entertained by my reaction.

“I’m not calming down! She called you. The girl that you didn’t do anything with.”

I start to march to the door, but his arm is around my waist, dragging me into his arms. “Will you stop acting like this?” he laughs. “What’s wrong with you?”

My arms pinned to my sides, I struggle to break free. “You are what’s wrong with me.”

“Tell you what,” he says, resting his head on the top of my head. “Let’s make a deal.”

“I don’t deal with liars.”

“I don’t normally deal with lunatics, either, but I’m making an exception tonight, so I guess you can too.”

The complete lack of fear or frustration in his voice calms me a little. I stop fighting to pull away.

“Let’s go in and have dinner with our friends. Then we can go to bed and I will tell you everything you want to know about her.” He plants a kiss to the back of my head. “And if you’re a good girl, I’ll let you have my cock after we’re done talking.”

“I doubt I’ll want it,” I sigh, trying to not succumb to him.

“There you go, lying again,” he laughs. Swatting me on my ass towards the house, I reach for his hand. He laces our fingers together and we head inside.

AUTHOR BIO

 USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.

She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather’s nice and there’s always a piece of candy in her pocket.

For sneak peeks, giveaways, and more, please join Adriana’s Facebook Group, Books by Adriana Locke, or her Goodreads group, All Locked Up.

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GIVEAWAY

There is a giveaway for a $25 Amazon Gift Card and 2 signed paperbacks of Written in the Scars

Direct Link: http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/ba3ffd551333

 

Wow. My mind is spinning right now. I feel like I can’t even complete a coherent sentence after finishing “Written in the Scars”. I’ve been waiting for this book for awhile (I’m pretty hardcore in my love for all things Adriana Locke). When I got the ARC, in all honesty, I was incredibly nervous. I knew this book would be different than others I’ve read.

To me, this book is Adriana Locke’s masterpiece. Its the piece of work that if you didn’t notice her before, now you will. I feel like I am going to sound like a broken record but this book is stunning.

This book starts with Elin and Ty already apart. Ty has left but we don’t yet know why. Elin is struggling with her own battles in Ty’s absence. I appreciated that the author wrote the book in this way. The reason I say that is when you separate, or are thinking of separating, all the little things don’t really matter. The reality is your marriage is falling apart. The arguments over dishes, money, etc…they don’t really matter in the grand scheme of things.

Another thing I really admired was how Ty just made up his mind that he was going to fix things. His character wasn’t flaky about knowing what he had done wrong, and what he needed to do to fix it. As the story goes on, Elin’s anger still is pretty hot. I know some people might just want her to forgive Ty and move on, but I think it was extremely realistic for Elin to be confused, scared, unsure if she could trust Ty anymore.

During the story, we also meet Jiggs, Elin’s twin brother and his wife, Lindsay, along with their close friend, Cord. This supporting group was incredible. One thing I liked was seeing Jiggs and Lindsay struggle themselves. I think it provided the true perspective that not everything is perfect. You will always have disagreements.

I am going to stop my review here. The ending of this book was…I don’t even know. The word intense isn’t even close to adequate to describe the ending of this book. It went in a direction that, although it broke my heart, was necessary and I was happy to see the author give the characters closure in the way that she did.

I would absolutely recommend this book. It is on KU too, so if you have that, you can easily read it for free.

 

 

Four Letter Word by J. Daniels

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Four Letter Word by J. Daniels

Fate. Hate. Love. Lies.
Which four letter word will change their lives forever?
 
Sydney Paige was never so mortified to hear the words “wrong number” in her life. She meant to tell off the guy who broke her best friend’s heart, but unleashed her anger on a perfect stranger instead. And now her world is turned upside down by the captivating man who wants to keep her on the line.
Brian Savage is living a life he’s quickly come to hate-until Sydney’s wild rant has him hooked and hungry for more. Soon the sexy woman on the phone becomes the lover in his bed. But Brian has secrets, and the closer he lets Syd get, the harder it is to shield her from the devastating mistakes of his past . . .
Well…I just finished this book. I’m officially hungover. Does anyone have some advil?
Just to start off, I won’t be saying a lot about the story in an in-depth level because I do not want to give spoilers. So I’m not being vague to be a jerk, I just don’t want to ruin this story for anyone else.
This book, and Brian and Sydney’s story, was incredible. I want to find a more elegant and fancy way to say it, but this book was so good.
Sydney and Brian initially meet because she calls his number by accident, and basically rips his head off. Her best friend, Tori, had a man screw her over royally (by being married and having a baby that he never told her about), and Sydney is trying to call him and let him have it. But she misses by one number and gets Brian.
Even though Sydney is yelling at him, with some incredibly awesome choice words, mind you, Brian is actually turned on by Sydney. Thus, their text exchange begins, then phone calls, etc.
One thing that I really liked about this story was the dialogue between all of the characters. Everyone felt like they were real. For example, when the guys are talking to each other, its a very different vibe than when we see the girls out on the town for ladies night. I appreciated this because it made the characters seem more authentic to me and really helped them come to life.
Another aspect that I loved about this story was the supporting characters. We get Tori and Jamie (they get their own story in “Hit The Spot, coming in December 2016), and then Cole, Shay, Stitch,  and Kali. It was fun to see the role that these friends play and I think it was especially important for Sydney. I say this because as the story starts, Sydney is helping Tori as her own marriage has just fallen apart. Sydney knew her marriage wasn’t in great shape, but when we learn more about her ex, Marcus, and some of things he has said and done to her, you start to realize how alone Sydney has been.
My favorite character of this story has to be Brian. I was enamored watching him bring Sydney back to life. Let me clarify: Sydney isn’t just lost and then she finds Brian, and *poof*, her life is better. But he does help her confidence and he actually listens to her. We see this throughout the story. There are things that Sydney talks about from her past, or a dream she has always had, and Brian listens and tries to make every dream of Sydney’s come true. If Brian could make Sydney happy, he would do it. Even in the beginning, when Sydney doesn’t know, Brian is making moves because he’s serious about her.
I won’t give away the ending of this story, but I will say I loved how the story ended. Just from the synopsis, one can assume that Brian’s secrets and Sydney will collide, but when they do, its actually somewhat beautiful because of the way the characters handle it.
I would absolutely recommend this book. I actually read this in paperback (My local Barnes and Noble had it out a few days early) and I could not put it down. I actually forced myself to put it down and come back, because I was trying to drag the story out.
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The Man, The Game, The Baby by London Casey

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They hired her to keep me out of jail. Now she’s carrying my baby…

Roman Knight. You know the name. You know the reputation… on and off the field. There’s not a pass I can’t complete or a woman I can’t charm. I’m the highest paid quarterback in the league. But I’m one bar fight away from jail. Now my people have hired some lawyer to try to control me. Yeah, right. I know she’s going to last about as long as all my other lawyers.

Right up until I meet her.

As soon as I lay eyes on Willow, I know I have to have her… in my bed and in my life. I always get what I want, and this time, I end up with a little more than planned. Willow is pregnant… and if that’s not shocking enough, a late night incident results in a murder charge being thrown my way. I’m left with a choice – rat on an old friend or go to jail.

If I want a real life, and a family… I’m going to have to fight for it.

I was able to snag an ARC from Karolyn James, who uses the pen name London Casey. I was definitely intrigued by the synopsis of the book.

Roman starts off seeming like a bit of a psychopath. Willow just seems harsh. If I’m being totally truthful, I was not really fond of either character in the first 20% of the book. HOWEVER, once the author really brings us further into Roman and Willow, and their lives, you start to see how awesome they are.

Roman is a NFL Quarterback who is at the top of his game professionally, but his personal issues keep causing him trouble. Roman is a fighter and its shocking to see how he manages to get himself into trouble at every turn. And I do mean, every SINGLE turn.

Willow is a lawyer who thinks she is being terminated. She’s actually being recruited as another member of Roman’s legal team and she is supposed to babysit him, more or less. In the legal settings, Willow is the only woman surrounded by men. When I mention Willow seeming harsh, you can see why she needs to be in this environment. Her character can dish it out just as well as she can take it.

I have to say that while I initially didn’t care for Willow or Roman, I did appreciate that the author made them real people. In reality, we don’t always love everyone or we don’t always say or do the right thing. That’s really how Willow and Roman are.

Roman has a lot of past issues from his childhood, and they are actual, legitimate issues. I admired that the author chose to tackle that. So many books have this trope of past issues, secrets, etc. Roman does share with Willow, but he does it once he knows he can trust her. It is not because she found out accidentally and its now some huge crevice in their relationship.

The sex in this book is incredibly steamy. Roman and Willow definitely have a hot connection. I appreciated that Willow’s character is a woman who enjoys sex herself. At one point in the beginning, Willow has a one-night stand (this is before she knows Roman). This is something she does on her own. Its not that she meets someone and she hoped for more and it was only a one-night stand. She actually initiates it. The sex seemed to be far more intense with a woman like Willow who knew what she wanted, not just the man initiating the sex.

Another aspect I liked was that I felt this book was really about Roman and his growth. Yes, we do see Willow a lot and we see her falling in love with Roman. But she does not have the hurdles to overcome like Roman does. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Roman grow, mature, but also confront some of the issues he has.

I would definitely recommend this book, especially if you enjoy sports romances. It was well done and I felt like Roman and Willow were a very special couple that I will not easily forget.