Hard Rules by Lisa Renee Jones

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Hard Rules (Dirty Money Book 1) by Lisa Renee Jones
Review Tour: February 13th-17th
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Wall Street meets the Sons of Anarchy in the smoldering, scorching first novel in the explosively sexy new Dirty Money series from New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones.

How bad do you want it?

The only man within the Brandon empire with a moral compass, Shane Brandon is ready to take his family’s business dealings legitimate. His reckless and ruthless brother, Derek wants to keep Brandon Enterprises cemented in lies, deceit, and corruption. But the harder Shane fights to pull the company back into the light, the darker he has to become. Then he meets Emily Stevens, a woman who not only stirs a voracious sexual need in him, but becomes the only thing anchoring him between good and evil.

Emily is consumed by Shane, pushed sexually in ways she never dreamed of, falling deeper into the all-encompassing passion that is this man. She trusts him. He trusts her, but therein lies the danger. Emily has a secret, the very thing that brought her to him in the first place, and that secret that could that destroy them both.

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Can I just say Wow! ok, I will, Wow! Lisa Renee Jones has done it again with a series about greed, lust, lies and family war in a novel described as Wall Street meets The Sons of Anarchy. The action here starts from the beginning pages and keeps right on going until the very end of the book, where, we are left clutching our heads for more.

This is, of course, the first book in the series, and in true Lisa Renee fashion, we are left dangling like bait on a hook. But that’s what makes it fun, if not a little frustrating. We start at the beginning with a young woman who witnesses her crime boss brother beat a man just for flirting with her. Six months later we are introduced to Emily, who bumps into our deliciously alpha hero in a coffee shop. She grabs the wrong coffee, which leads to a fascinating conversation with Shane Brandon, lawyer and now soon to be CEO of Brandon Enterprises. A company with arms everywhere that are dirty that Shane is trying to clean up.

Emily runs off, which, as it turns out, she’s awfully good at doing in this book. Of course, she runs into Shane again, and when they hook up…let’s just say you’ll need a fan, a bucket of ice, and probably your air conditioner just to cool down because the sex scene is so hot!

But, secrets abound, and Shane is also dealing with his dirty brother and his father, who’s dying, but still making life difficult. And Shane knows Emily is hiding something, if she’ll just open up. So much going on here, but you need to read this for your self. Trust me, you’ll love every page of it, right up until the cliff hanger of an ending.

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About the Author:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series. Suzanne Todd (producer of Alice in Wonderland) on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy – a modern girl we all can identify with.

In addition to the success of Lisa’s INSIDE OUT series, Lisa has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa is presently working on a dark, edgy new series, Dirty Money, for St. Martin’s Press.

Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women’s Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at www.lisareneejones.com and she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily.

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Trigger by LP Dover

 

 

Title: Trigger
Series: Circle of Justice
Author: L.P. Dover
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: February 6, 2017

 

Blurb

A killer . . . that’s what I am.

It’s what I do.
It’s what I live for.
I’m no longer the Preston Hale everyone knew. I left that life and the people in it a long time ago the second I made my first kill. I wasn’t going to give in, but when I heard the screams there was no going back.
It triggered the pain, the need.
I knew what I had to do, and I did it well. But I never expected for Emma Turner – the only link to my past – to come back into my life.
She triggers a different emotion inside me, something I hadn’t ever felt.
It’s not a want to kill . . . but a need to CLAIM.

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Trigger is the first book in a new series by LP Dover about a group of assassins called the Circle of Justice. Preston Hale is the first of the group, and he’s close to going over the edge. His boss will do anything to keep him from going over it.

That’s where Emma comes in. Emma is Preston’s old college girlfriend, but he left her without even a good-bye. Now she may be the key to his salvation, if he even admits knowing her. The suspense in the book is almost as finger twisting as good as waiting for when these two will get their act together.

With a killer on the loose, Trigger has to keep Emma safe. But is it from just the killer, or also himself.

This is definitely a 5 star story!

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When I got downstairs to the dining room, Glenn and Wade were already there, speaking to each other in hushed tones by the large window. There were shiny plates on the table, with all sorts of silverware around them. Start from the outside and work your way in, was what I was told when it came to using the various forks and spoons. Give me just one of each and I’d be happy.

It wasn’t long before Glenn noticed me at the door and the conversation ceased. “Emma, you look lovely tonight,” he announced.

I smiled. “Thank you.”

He beckoned me over to the table and Wade held out a seat for me. I sat down and he took the one on the right, while Glenn sat on my left at the head of the table. There was only one other place setting and it was across from me.

“Wine?” Glenn asked, holding up the bottle.

I nodded. “Sure.”

He poured me a glass and I took a sip. It tasted like heaven, all fruity and crisp. It was so good I had to take another sip, and another, while we waited on the special guest. Not even a minute later, the dining room door opened and a man walked in. Only, he wasn’t just anyone.

It’d been eight years and he’d surely changed, but there was no mistaking those gray eyes. His hair was the same light brown, and mussed up like all the guys did their hair these days. However, his body looked totally different. His cream colored, long-sleeve sweater hugged a set of muscular arms, and his face was more rugged, covered in a five o’clock shadow.

I almost choked on my wine. “Oh my God.” Is it really him?

“Emma, are you okay?” Wade asked, his voice low.

“Yeah,” I whispered. “I’m fine.”

I waited for Preston to look at the table, and when his gaze finally caught mine, he paused for a slight second. In his face, I could see the friend I lost so long ago, but it vanished quickly.

Glenn and Wade both stood when Preston approached, and I shot up out of my seat, bumping the table with my jerky movements. Glenn grinned at me and then at Preston. “Preston Hale, I’d like you to meet Emma Turner. She’s my assistant. Emma, this is Preston Hale, a close family friend. His father is one of my dearest friends.”

Preston held out his hand and looked at me as if he’d never laid eyes on me before. “It’s nice to meet you.”

Was he being serious? I shook his hand and made sure to put a little extra squeeze in there for good measure. “Meet me? Surely, you remember who I am.”

Glenn’s eyes went wide. “Wait. You two already know each other?”

I nodded. “From college.” I was about to add before he up and left without a trace, but thought better of it.

Glenn chuckled and smacked a hand on Preston’s shoulder. “Well, isn’t this a small world? You’ll have to tell me some stories on this one.” He nodded my way.

Preston’s jaw clenched. “Can’t. Don’t remember her.”

My mouth dropped open; it was like being punched in the gut and slapped in the face, all at the same time. No words would come out, so I sat there with a lump in my throat. In college, he’d been a close friend. I sang with him in his band, Silent Break. We connected on stage in a way I’d never felt with anyone. I cared about him, and had even been ready to take the next step in our relationship right before he up and disappeared. I never got to tell him how I felt. Now he looked at me as if I was a stranger.

The room fell silent. I wanted to say something, but I bit my tongue. It was going to be the longest dinner of my life.

 

 

 

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L. P. Dover is a southern belle living in North Carolina with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she began her literary journey she worked in periodontics, enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

She loves to write, but she also loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes and white water rafting, and has a passion for singing. Her two youngest fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime, usually Christmas carols.

Dover has written countless novels, including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, the Gloves Off series, the Armed & Dangerous series, the Royal Shifters series, and her standalone novel Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense, but if she got to choose a setting in which to live, it would be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.

L.P. Dover is represented by Marisa Corvisiero of Corvisiero Literary Agency and Italia Gandolfo of Gandolfo Helin & Fountain Literary Management for dramatic rights. 

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Girl Breaker by Harper Kincaid

Girl Breaker (Break On Through Book 3) by Harper Kincaid

Date of Publication: January 17, 2017

Blurb

Sometimes the best thing a good girl can do is make a bad decision.

Jessica has always been the girl with her head in the clouds and her nose in a book, only dating the “nice guys”. But when rough-around-the-edges Viking-biker-god, Mad Max, and his precocious little girl move onto her street, Jessica falls hard and fast for both of them. Max is no stranger to women wanting to share his bed—and he’s always been more than happy to oblige them all. He’s lived wild all his life—that is, until a daughter shows up on his doorstep and he meets a redheaded angel down the block.

There’s nothing more he wants than to claim Jessica as his, to bring the gorgeous spitfire to his bed. But a man like him doesn’t get a happy ending with a woman like her. He’s got a whole other life, one he’s kept secret for good reason. If Jessica found out what he really is, there’s no way she could love him. He should keep his hands to himself. But he’s Mad Max—he’s never done the right thing, and he’s not going to start now.

Warning: Contains a dominating alpha male who’s a lot more than he seems, and a good girl with a swirl of flavors under her vanilla

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Harper Kincaid is a new author to me, but reading the blurb of this book, I decided to take a chance and see what it was all about. I’m really glad I did. Of course, as usual for me, I come in late. There are two other books in this series, this being number three. So I did what any self-respecting blogger does, I obtained the first two.

Girl Breaker was honest to goodness a wonderful book, and Max was one sexy, growly, highly dominant hero. He’s an ex-SEAL who is now working on motorcycles and has a daughter that is way too smart for her own good. Jessica is a teacher who lives right down the street from him, she’s also reduced to mush every time she sees the man, but he usually has a parade of women at his house.

After avoiding Jess, Max finally admits he wants her, but her older sister Samantha knows Max, leaving Jess to make the decision of whether or not she can really handle Max or if she’s as fragile as her sister says she is.

This book was a quick read for me, and though I wish the sex scenes were a bit hotter, Max was still enough to get my motor revving. There were a few times I worried that Jess was maybe being a bit too judgemental on Max, but Samantha was the worst of the lot. All in all, a highly enjoyable book, and I am excited about digging into the first two.

5 Down and Dirty Orgasms

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About Harper Kincaid

A woman with the heart of a revolutionary,

The mind of a pragmatist,

And the inappropriate humor of your tipsy BFF…

Born in California and raised in South Florida, Harper Kincaid has moved around like a gypsy with a bounty on her head ever since. Along the way, she has worked as a community organizer, an art teacher, a popular blogger, and a crisis counselor (to name a few). All the while, longing to have the guts and follow-through to do what she really wanted: to write and become a published author. That wish has finally come true and she’s tickled hot pink.

When not writing, she adores listening to indie, lo-fi, complaint rock played on vinyl, the theater, well-informed optimism, happy endings (both kinds), and making those close to her laugh ’til they snort. She is a self-admitted change junkie, loving new experiences and places, but have now happily settled in the cutest lil’ town, Vienna, Virginia.

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Dirty Dealers by Tia Louise

Dirty Dealers by Tia Louise

Date of Publication: January 24, 2017

Blurb

My job is to protect.
I’m the best, the king’s elite.
She’s the only thing that could ever distract me.

Logan Hunt is a guard. He’s constantly aware of his surroundings, knowing every angle. He’s intense, dedicated and focused. He’ll take a bullet.

His new assignment is to protect the queen regent, keep his eyes on her at all times. He’s more than up to the task.
Until a face from his past returns, and the mission he’s sworn to complete becomes his biggest liability.

DIRTY DEALERS is an all-new stand-alone CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE with sizzling suspense coming Jan 24, 2017. It features secrets, lies, double-crosses, angst, a touch of darkness, and panty-melting sexytimes.

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I will be the first to admit, I thought this book was going to be something ver different than it was. I’d read the blurb on the back cover, thought it sounded interesting, and went with it. I was so wrong.

I’d failed to realize that there were other books before it, which would have made this soooo much better for me. However, I still really liked this book, enough so that I went and got those missing books so I could find out just what I missed, and so I could learn more about Logan’s life. But I honestly enjoyed the world that Tia has created, and I’ll be thrilled to read more of it. I’ll probably read this book again and love it even more, having gleaned the much better back story with Zelda and Ava’s beginning with the royals.

Logan is a sexy, loyal body guard to the queen regent, and Kass is the second chance, kick butt heroine from his past. I thought these two absolutely deserved their HEA, especially Kass. This was just some terrific writing, and you can bet I’m going back for more. Tia Louise will be adding up in my TBR pile!

5 Royally Great Orgasms!

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About Tia Louise

The “Queen of Hot Romance,” Tia Louise is the Award-Winning, International Bestselling author of the ONE TO HOLD series.

From “Readers’ Choice” nominations, to picking up USA Today “Happily Ever After” nods, to winning “Favorite Erotica Author” (2015) and the “Lady Boner Award” (2014) (LOL!), nothing makes her happier than communicating with fans and weaving new tales into the Alexander-Knight world of stories.

A former journalist, Louise lives in the center of the USA with her lovely family and one grumpy cat. There, she dreams up stories she hopes are engaging, hot, and sexy, and that cause readers rethink common public locations…

Books by Tia Louise:

ONE TO HOLD (Derek & Melissa), 2013

ONE TO KEEP (Patrick & Elaine), 2014

ONE TO PROTECT (Derek & Melissa), 2014

ONE TO LOVE (Kenny & Slayde), 2014

ONE TO LEAVE (Stuart & Mariska), 2014

ONE TO SAVE (Derek & Melissa), 2015

ONE TO CHASE (Amy & Marcus), 2015

ONE TO TAKE (Stuart & Mariska), 2016

THE PRINCE & THE PLAYER, 2016

A PLAYER FOR A PRINCESS, out now!!!

Paranormal Romances (standalones):

ONE IMMORTAL (Derek & Melissa #SexyVampire), 2015

ONE INSATIABLE (Koa & Mercy #AlphaShifter), 2015

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batteries not included by Isabella LaPearl

Mazie Carmichael is determined to replace her broken B.O.B and sate her desperate hunger—until she runs into the men responsible for her ache. Eric and Evan Mandel are drop-dead gorgeous bikers and identical twins, not to mention the flesh-and-blood embodiment of her fantasies. But their knowing looks when they see the toy clutched in her shaking hand sparks embarrassment that sends her running.

When the seductive brothers offer the kind of hands-on relief mere toys can’t provide, will Mazie find the courage to embrace her needs…or will self-doubt send her scurrying home unfulfilled?

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If you like quick but very steamy reads that will fog up your reading glasses and curl up your toes, batteries not included is for you! This title states it’s from the Leather, Pipes and Passion series, which I hope means many more like this, because despite how short it is, it was a great story!

Maizie’s personal massager (grin) B.O.B has sputtered out its last, so she heads down to the store to find a new one. What she does find is the very fine Mandel twins. Two drop dead hottie bikers who finish each others sentences. And they want Maizie. I know I certainly wouldn’t mind being in her predicament.

Despite its length, it’s a very hot little story, though I would have loved to read more about the three of them. This was originally part of Once Upon An Alpha’s Alphas Of Sin Anthology, now no longer available. You may also know Isabella as 1/3 of the brilliant writing collaboration from The Doms Of Her Life series with Jenna Jacob and Shayla Black, so it’s easy to see why she does such an amazing job with this short.

4 and 1/2 Wireless Orgasms!
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Isabella LaPearl is a USA Today bestselling author known for her collaboration with Shayla Black & Jenna Jacob for the Doms of Her Life Series. She enjoys writing sexy, erotic romance. A wife, mother, writer, reader and a love for riding motorcycles.

To say it’s been an extraordinary journey thus far would be an understatement… what a rush! What a thrill to realize dreams and see them go from a seed to fruition. So for all you aspiring Authors, who like me, have a fire inside that burns brightly and demands to be sated by writing… Never give up.

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