Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Unexpectedly Hers by Jamie Beck

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Today, we're joining PR by the Book as we bring you into the fold of the Sterling Canyon series by author Jamie Beck.  It's the third release, but my first experience with it, and just what did I think?  Well, a little of this and a little of that, but let's not be rude.  Introductions come first for a reason!  Ready or not, here comes today's book of choice...

Unexpectedly Hers
Sterling Canyon series, Book 3
Jamie Beck
Montlake Romance

About the book...
By day, bashful wallflower Emma Duffy works at her family’s bed-and-breakfast. By night, she secretly pens erotic romance hot enough to melt the snow in their cozy Rockies town.

But Emma’s real life is about to heat up when her mother books the entire inn to a professional snowboarder, hoping the publicity will put them on the map. In a karmic twist of fate, that guest is Wyatt Lawson, the man with whom Emma had shared the secret one-night stand that became the inspiration for her novel and its dreamy hero. Worse, a film crew is documenting his comeback just as her debut is about to hit the shelves. Emma’s only saving grace is that Wyatt doesn’t remember her—and hopefully he never will.

When Wyatt arrives in Sterling Canyon for several weeks of intense training, the last tumble he expects to take is falling for a girl, especially one as shy as Emma. Unlike groupies with their hidden agendas, she isn’t using him—or so he believes…until the film crew uncovers Emma’s pen name and steamy novel.

Wyatt’s comeback run can withstand a fall or two, but can his heart recover from this crash and burn?

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Despite the "mommy porn" excerpt in the beginning (whipped cream, nudity...not really my cup of reading tea...though funny enough the whipped cream theme carried over into my next read...), the story holds promise... as does the reverse May/December one night stand history. They aren't that far apart (6 years) but because she's the older one, it seems to be more of a my head, it's not, but it could have to do with the age of the audience.  Anywho...

It was liberating to see Emma let loose and be herself, even if it started as a one night experiment and she didn't always want to expose that side of her heart to potential retribution.  I totally get Emma's dilemma. Being *good* is great but every girl wants to be remembered for/as something more.  Whether it's a great dancer, a snazzy dresser, a kick-butt soccer player, a cooking diva, or "insert-your-passion-here"...we all want to be seen as more than what's on the surface, what the world perceives at a glance...problem is?  The only way for that to happen is to SHOW THE WORLD WHO WE ARE.  Talk about a great message beneath all the flirty remarks, and snow flying fun.

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 In the end, I can't say I'm in love with the entirety of story, as I actually had a hard time wrapping my mind around these two characters as anything but a passing fancy, but it definitely had its moments. Emma is a quirky leading lady, while Wyatt is Mr-Hot-Stuff-that-might-be-rethinking-his-life-plan.  When the two interact, it can go from sub zero to who-turned-the-heat-on in a hurry, but the magic really happens when their hearts finally align. attention to the supporting characters, Ryder, Mari, Adam, and so on, because they really help MAKE the story; no lie.


About the author...

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Jamie Beck is a former attorney with a passion for inventing realistic and heartwarming stories about love and redemption, including her popular St. James and Sterling Canyon series. In addition to writing novels, she also enjoys dancing around the kitchen while cooking, and hitting the slopes in Vermont and Utah. Above all, she is a grateful wife and mother to a very patient, supportive family.



PR by the Book

Special thanks to Paxton at PR by the Book and Montlake Romance for the ARC for review.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, the publisher, or the promotion team, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title celebrated its book birthday earlier this year via Montlake Romance, but STAYED TUNED as the author has a NEW RELEASE coming AUGUST 22nd entitled Before I Knew...and we'll be reviewing it right here on the site next week!

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

YA Reads BLOG TOUR: Love in the Friend Zone by Molly E. Lee - SPOTLIGHT!

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Today, we're joining a YA Reads Blog Tour already in progress starring a NEW RELEASE via Entangled Teen.  It's a novel about the craziness of your teenage years...parties, hormones, and shenanigans included.  Ready or not, here goes today's title in the spotlight...

Grad Night series, Book 1

About the book...
The only thing worse than not being able to tell your best friend you’re head over heels in love with him? Having to smile and nod when he enlists your help to ensnare the girl of his dreams.

Braylen didn’t even want to go to Lennon Pryor’s epic graduation-night party, but when Fynn begs her to be his “wingwoman,” she can’t deny him. Talking up her BFF—how he’s magic behind a camera, with a killer sense of humor and eyelashes that frame the most gorgeous blue eyes in the history of forever—is easy. Supporting his efforts to woo someone so completely wrong for him? Not so much.

Fynn knows that grad night is his last shot before leaving for college to find true love. And thanks to Bray, he gets his chance with the beautiful Katy Evans. But over the course of the coolest party of their high school careers, he starts to see that perhaps what he really wants has been in front of him all along. Bray’s been his best friend since kindergarten, though, and he’d rather have her in his life as a friend than not at all.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Teen Crush book contains one epic party, complete with every high-schoolers-gone-bad shenanigan, and two best friends whose sexual chemistry is off the charts...if only they’d succumb to it.

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About the author...

Molly E. Lee is an author best known for her debut novel EDGE OF CHAOS, and as a fourth year mentor at Pitch Wars - a program which connects promising writers to established authors in the community. Molly writes New Adult and Young Adult Contemporary featuring strong female heroines who are unafraid to challenge their male counterparts, yet still vulnerable enough to have love sneak up on them. In addition to being a military spouse and mother of two + one stubborn English Bulldog, Molly loves watching storms from her back porch at her Midwest home, and digging for treasures in antique stores.



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Special thanks to the YA Reads Blog Tour team for the chance to bring this spotlight to you.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, the publisher, THIS TOUR, or those forthcoming, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title just celebrated its book birthday YESTERDAY via Entangled Teen, so be on the lookout for it on a bookstore shelf or virtual retailer of your choosing.  Be sure to check out the other stops on the tour for more release week fun!

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!

Ultimate Fantasy Books RELEASE DAY BLITZ starring CREATURES!

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Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers!

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Today, we're joining a RELEASE DAY BLITZ celebration presented by Ultimate Fantasy Books featuring a collection of  Paranormal/Fantasy/Romance titles you have to read to believe!  It's got some interesting titles to add to your wish list PLUS a chance to win that ends REALLY soon!  So, ready or not, HERE THEY COME!


Release Day Blitz~ Creatures

Release Date: 15th of August


Including the writing talents of... 
A K Michaels (Author), Gina Kincade (Author), Kimberly Gould (Author), Bianca D'Arc (Author), Boone Brux (Author), Morgan Wylie (Author), Felicia Beasley (Author), Kyoko M (Author), Jules Barnard (Author), Monica La Porta (Author), Heather Marie Adkins (Author), Aoife Marie Sheridan (Author), Alex Owens (Author), Juliana Haygert (Author), E. M. Moore (Author), Skye Knizley (Author), Shelique Lize (Author), Lydia Sherrer (Author), Wendy Owens (Author), S.M. Blooding (Author), Stephanie Marks (Author), J Wells (Author), L Wells (Author), Laura Greenwood (Author), Erzabet Bishop (Author)

About the book...
CREATURES is a collection of otherworldly tales from today's indie-favorite New York Times, USA Today, and International bestselling authors! You are about to enter the realm of Creatures, a boxed set packed with more than twenty enthralling tales of urban fantasy and paranormal romance! From witches to vampires, shifters to fae, and every dark creature known to lurk the pages of fantasy fiction, you're sure to find yourself up past your bedtime and reading well into the witching hour! So curl up on your sofa with a steaming cup of tea and order today if you dare brave the beasts!



The writers behind the collection...

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Author E. M. Moore
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Author Morgan Wylie
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Author Stephanie Marks

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Special thanks to the Ultimate Fantasy Books team for the chance to bring this blitz to you.  (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the authors, or those promotions on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above.

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!

Monday, August 14, 2017

FORE!: Links by Lisa Becker

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Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, we're heading to the links as we explore a second chance romance title that just so happens to share its title with our virtual destination.  Interesting...well, actually it makes perfect sense if you knew more about our leading man, but seeing as I've yet to properly introduce you, you're still in the dark.  Don't worry...I'm working on it.  Gear up and let's go!  Today's ebook of choice is ready to swing right onto your reading list....

Lisa Becker

About the book...
In high school, Charlotte Windham was a typical student going through an awkward phase -- glasses and all. She harbored a crush on Garrett Stephens, the teen heartthrob everyone can’t help but fall for during that unfortunate ugly duckling phase of one’s teen years. Flash forward fifteen years later, and Charlotte and Garrett have a second chance encounter at a Los Angeles restaurant. However, this time around, Charlotte has leveled the playing field. She’s a bestselling novelist and no longer “Glasses,” the humiliating nickname Garrett called her in high school. In short, she’s a catch now and, thanks to corrective eye surgery, it’s not just her eyes that see better…so does her heart! Garrett hasn’t fared poorly either, transforming from teen heartbreaker to adult lothario. A now successful professional golfer, he’s recently suffered a major setback in the form of a possible career-ending injury. With the upper hand, can Charlotte forgive Garrett for his past ways, and for his more recent Don Juan lifestyle? Will she even want to? And, can Garrett change his ways for a second chance with Charlotte, who may just be the perfect fit for him?



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A game of putt putt was never THIS exciting!

Charlotte and Garrett make a rather odd couple, if we look at their teenage years. One was a player, on and off the golf course... the other, a tutor, in the legit academia way. Grant it, it sounds like the PERFECT SET UP for a Contemporary Romance, but hear me out...we're grounding you in reality, first.  If you've traversed the hallowed halls of HS, you know for the most part the two nary meet... but it doesn't stop the heart from wanting. Flash forward 10+ years and a change encounter turns into a second chance... if only he can get beyond the chase, and she can meld the past with the present for a chance at a future. 

The antics that transpire, the attraction they both keep fighting, and the masterminded plans from those with their best interests at heart that unfold, will keep you turning pages long into the night.  It was hard to watch Charlotte falling back on her previous notions of Garrett without considering everything right in front of her.  I know they say people don't change, and in short spans of time, perhaps...but in the longer range, it just might be possible.  They aren't the perfect characters, but they may just be perfect for each other... but you best watch out when the sparks fly because they'll definitely leave scorch marks behind.

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While I wasn't prepared to like Garrett...because honestly, until we start to see another side of him, I wanted one of the golf course holes to open up a portal and swallow him whole...but he eventually grew on me. Yup.  Mr. I'm-a-charmer turned out to be actually charming and not in a get-in-her-pants sorta way. Charlotte, on the other hand, I saw much of myself in from the start, so calling her friend was no hard task. The changes they've been through and continue to navigate, only endear them to you more... including that of the supporting cast of friends and family, especially Fi! All the snark delivered with heart, all the friendship and love to spare, truly made this an enjoyable read. 

Recommended read for Contemporary and Second Chance Romance fans that enjoy some humor and heat with their heart.


About the author...

Lisa Becker is a romance writer whose previous novels include Click: An Online Love Story, Double Click and Right Click. The books, about a young woman's search for love online in Los Angeles, have been called, “a fast read that will keep you entertained,” “a fun, quick read for fans of Sex and the City,” and “hard to put down.” The first in the series was optioned for a major motion picture.

Lisa’s writings about online dating have been featured in Cupid’s Pulse,, Single Edition, The Perfect Soulmate, Chick Lit Central and numerous other book blogs and websites. 

As Lisa's grandmother used to say, "For every chair, there's a rush." Lisa is now happily married to a man she met online and lives in Manhattan Beach with him and their two daughters. So, if it happened for her, there’s hope for anyone!



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Special thanks to author Lisa Becker for the ebook for review. (THANKS!)  For more information on this title, the author, or her other works, feel free to click through the links provided above.  This title just celebrated its book birthday at the beginning of the month Desert Breeze Publishing, Incorporated, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to pick up a copy today!

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!

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