Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Review: Screwdrivered (Cocktail #3) by Alice Clayton

Screwdrivered 3 by Alice Clayton

Screwdrivered (Cocktail #3) by Alice Clayton



Readers back for a third round of the bestselling Cocktail series will enjoy a madcap romantic comedy about bodice ripping and chest heaving, fiery passion and love everlasting. Plus a dash of paperwork filing and horseshi—wait, what?

By day, Viv Franklin designs software programs. By night, Vivian’s a secret romance-novel junkie who longs for a knight in shining armor, or a cowboy on a wild stallion, or a strapping firefighter to sweep her off her feet. And she gets to wear the bodice—don’t forget the bodice.

When a phone call brings news that she’s inherited a beautiful old home in Mendocino, California from a long-forgotten aunt, she moves her entire life across the country to embark on what she sees as a great, romance-novel-worthy adventure. But romance novels always have a twist, don’t they?

There’s a cowboy, one that ignites her loins. Because Cowboy Hank is totally loin-ignition worthy. But there’s also a librarian, Clark Barrow. And he calls her Vivian. Can tweed jackets and elbow patches compete with chaps and spurs? You bet your sweet cow pie.

In Screwdrivered, Alice Clayton pits Superman against Clark in a hilarious and hot battle that delights a swooning Viv/Vivian.

Also within this book, an answer to the question of the ages: Why ride a cowboy when you can ride a librarian?



5 out of 5 stars

What a wonderful story. Loved, loved, LOVED this!

Screwdrivered was just so entertaining, flirtatious, and playful and had me laughing out loud. Viv is an amazing character. Strong, independent, and totally sassy. I wanted to be her friend and I instantly had a girl crush on this woman. Loved her. Her internal thoughts of romance, the stories she thought in her head, and how they intertwined into her real life were fantastic. I thought it was unique and engaging, it was so exciting to read.

And her leading man? The cowboy versus the librarian? I don't even know how to write this without spoiling it but I thought Viv’s adventure was perfect. She was in the middle of a real life romance novel and didn't even realize it. I just wanted to shake Viv’s shoulders and tell her to open her eyes and see the awesome guy that was right in front of her. Loved the bickering and bantering, and the simmering heat that was right below the surface. When she finally gets it, my heart burst and I was cheering for them. The leading man she picked was oh so perfect and sweet and I loved him so. They had such electric sexual tension throughout. The looks, the longing, the chemistry. All there. Aw yeah! This book just made me happy-happy-happy and I was smiling and laughing throughout.

There was just the best build to this story. I absorbed all the details, it was fast paced and highly entertaining. Very light on the drama but it didn't need it. I was just so caught up in everything and enjoyed it way too much. I could not put it down! I just loved watching it all unfold and I completely fell in love with Viv and her main man. And when they finally get together? Hot, steamy, and passionate! Aw yeah!

We got to see Simon and Caroline and a few other friends, and make some new ones as well, like Jessica. They were all so great and having them there made it even more amusing and definitely added to the story. There were all these little awesome moments that built up to make this amazing, lighthearted, and laugh out loud love story. 

Thank you so much Alice Clayton. Just the best read that leaves me smiling and full of all kinds of happy!

Complimentary copy received for honest review.






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Other books in the COCKTAIL series

Wallbanger 1 by Alice ClaytonRusty Nailed 2 by Alice ClaytonMai Tai D Up

Wallbanger (#1) | Rusty Nailed (#2) | Mai Tai’d Up (#4)

My Wallbanger Review | My Rusty Nailed Review

Mai Tai’d Up Release Date: December 2, 2014




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Monday, September 1, 2014

Review: Burn for Me (Fighting Fire #1) by Lauren Blakely

Burn For Me

Burn For Me (Fighting Fire #1) by Lauren Blakely



She’s the one fire he can’t put out…

Jamie Lansing has had it bad for firefighter Smith Grayson for as long as they’ve been friends. Yes, he’s ridiculously charming and she might stare a little too long at his abs, but his dirty-talking, rough-around-the-edges ways aren’t for her. Plus, she knows that as a serial dater, Smith isn’t the type to settle down. But then a terrible, fantastic, mind-blowing mistake leaves her body craving more than one night.

Smith Grayson has only ever had eyes for one woman in town—his best friend Jamie. But convincing her a relationship between them will work is next to impossible with her refusing to see beyond his past. But when she asks for a week of no-strings-attached sex to get him out of her system, Smith knows this is his one chance to prove he’s not just the man she needs in her bed, but the man she needs in her life.



4 out of 5 stars

This was a fast paced, super steamy read and I really liked it a lot! It was told from dual POV's which I loved. Smith and Jamie have so much chemistry and I think they're great together. Smith is so into her and I enjoyed him opening up and being so honest and sweet. I also enjoyed his dirty talking mouth (a lot!). It was scorching! I liked Jamie too, being so into him but scared of her feelings, I thought it was awesome how she came around and opened up (in more ways than one!). I thought their story was well rounded, developed nicely, and I really enjoyed it. 

I really liked meeting Becker, he seems like an good, solid guy. His book will be out soon in Melt for Him (Fighting Fire #2) and I'm really looking forward to another hot fireman story. I think this novella laid a great foundation for what is to come. 

Super hot, sexy novella with a touch of sweet and a bit of tension thrown in. 4 hose me down stars. (How could I not make a fireman reference?). 



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Cover Reveal: Fighting The Fall by J. B. Salsbury + Teaser, Excerpt, and GIVEAWAY

Fighting the Fall Cover

Fighting The Fall (Fighting #4) by J. B. Salsury

  Release Date: November 4, 2014 | Cover Design: Pixel Mischief Design



The toughest fighters aren’t created in the octagon but are born of necessity. When life delivers blow after punishing blow, you fight back or get destroyed.

Eve Dawson has had her fill of bad luck. A string of unhealthy relationships has left her angry, bitter, and frustrated. She’s given up on being happy and settles for content. Swearing off men, she repels advances and makes herself a challenge to even the most persistent suitors. After all, how much can the fragile human heart take? But life isn’t finished with her, and when things can’t possibly get worse . . . they do.

Stay on your feet.

It’s Cameron Kyle’s motto, but with his fighting career ripped from his grasp, a child he wasn’t strong enough to save, and a marriage that even the brawn of a heavyweight couldn’t hold together, it’s getting harder and harder to stay upright. He takes on the position of CEO of the UFL, intent on hiding his biggest weakness in order to forge a path that leads him back into the octagon.

When an old rival mysteriously gets wind of Cameron’s plan to fight again, he comes out of retirement to settle old debts, but secrets, lies, and betrayal threaten to deliver the death-blow. The distraction of a sass-mouthed girl seventeen years his junior is the last thing he needs until a tragic accident shatters the firm foundation of his resolve and he realizes just how far he’s fallen.

Will they risk it all and fight to be together?

Or does defeat lie within the fall?



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“Only thing I ever fought for was my career. Take my wife, yeah it sucks, but I’ll live. Take away my fighting? I hit my knees.”

“Hit your knees?”

“Fall. One thing I don’t do is fall. Not anymore, not ever.”



JB Salsbury

JB Salsbury, New York Times Bestselling author of the Fighting Series, lives in Arizona with her husband and two kids. She spends the majority of her day as a domestic engineer. But while she works through her daily chores, a world of battling alphas, budding romance, and impossible obstacles claws away at her subconscious, begging to be released to the page.

Her love of good storytelling led her to earn a degree in Media Communications. With her journalistic background, writing has always been at the forefront, and her love of romance prompted her to sink her free time into novel writing.

Fighting for Flight, Fighting to Forgive, and Fighting to Forget are the first three novels in the MMA romance series. Fighting the Fall is due to be released November 2014.

For more information on the series or just to say hello, visit JB on her website, Facebook, or Goodreads page.



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Other books in the FIGHTING series

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Fighting For Flight (#1) | Fighting To Forgive (#2) | Fighting To Forget (#3)



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