Thursday, February 27, 2014

Brandee's Book Endings Blog Tour: Wanted by You - Steph Nuss

Rating:  4 out of 5 stars

How was the storyline?
Good storyline, believable and romantic 

How were the sex scenes?
steamy and hot

Would you read it again?
Probably not, but it is a great story and I
would recommend it to family and friends 


Carter and Elly are charming and fun all on their own but together they make a great love story.  This book made me think back on lost loves of mine that I may still have the possibility of finding once again.  It gave meaning to the romance of second chances.  To have love even once in your life, you are said to be lucky but to have the chance to meet that person again later on when you've grown up and matured more and experienced life - that's romance.  

I love the way Steph writes and the flow of the story was very consistent.  You get a great opportunity to meet the additional characters and get a good feel of what that circle is like to hang out with.  Some of the interaction reminded me of a very good episode of "Friends" with the funny jokes and banter along with the shenanigans that they seemed to pull on one another.  I hope everyone sees the compliment that was meant in that last sentence.  This book gives you a feel good notion and is an easy read for the swoonworthy seekers.  Romantic and smooth - it will take you on a joyful ride through the first meeting of the main characters all the way through a bit of angst and emotion of the second chance for love.  I'm really glad I had the opportunity to read this book and look forward to more published work from Steph Nuss.  

Book Blurb:  

Carter was captivated by Ellyson Evans the moment he laid eyes on her,but she was the one girl who didn’t beg for his attention.He wanted her.Ellyson vowed to never fall in love, because love can destroy you,but then she met Carter Jennings.She wanted him.Unwilling to risk their comfortable friendship, neither confessed their desires.Losing touch after college, a chance meeting reconnects them.They want each other.
But love in the city is never quite that easy. 

ARC provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.  No compensation was received.

Steph Nuss and Bandit Publishing are excited to share with you the RELEASE of “Wanted by You” by Steph Nuss.  Make sure to check out the preview on itunes, add to your Goodreads, pick up your copy and enter the GIVEAWAY below for SIGNED PAPERBACKS and Amazon & iTunes GIFT CARDS!  Don’t forget to join us at the Release Day and Blog Tour Event starting on February 27th.  
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Steph Nuss was born and raised in rural Kansas, where she currently resides with her black Labrador son named Gunner. She grew up with a passion for reading and writing. When she’s not immersed into the land of fiction, she enjoys listening to music that came before her time, watching movies and reruns of her favorite shows, and hanging out with her family and friends. She also has a bachelor’s degree in psychology that she’ll never use…unless she’s profiling her characters of course. 


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Blog Tour: The Pairing by Katie Ashley

Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars

A Companion Novel to The Proposition and The Proposal
After her former boyfriend left her pregnant and alone, Megan McKenzie swore off men. She spent the last eighteen months focused solely on her son, Mason, along with finishing nursing school at the top of her class. Although she’s not ready to complicate her life with a long-term relationship, a nice no-strings attached hook-up is just what she needs. At her godson, Noah’s, baptism, she finds the perfect candidate in the soft-spoken godfather, Pesh Nadeen. After all, the widower could use a good time too. But after drinking too much, the night doesn’t end the way she thought it would. Forced to leave Pesh’s house through a walk of shame, Megan hopes to never, ever see him again.

For Pesh Nadeen, the very sight of Megan sends him into an emotional tailspin. Since she reminds him too much of what he has lost, he wants to be out of her sight…at first. But the more he gets to know her, there's something about the diminutive blonde that causes his protective side to go into overdrive, and he finds himself wanting more. When Megan is assigned to work in his ER to complete her nursing clinicals, he sees it as fate, but she’s having no part of it. She only wants a physical relationship while he wants far more.

What happens next is a sexy game of cat and mouse to see who will break first or if both of them will eventually get more than they ever bargained for.  


When I first heard Pesh was getting his own book, I had a lot of hesitation. I wasn't a huge fan considering I was ALL team Aidan and Pesh was part of why Emma and Aiden had some angst.

I have to say by 25% I started becoming a Pesh fan. Katie Ashley has managed to change my mind and make me fall in love with someone I felt so much animosity for in the other books.

The relationship between Megan and Pesh is enjoyable and exciting. I love Megan, she's adorable and fun. And being able to still see and enjoy Aidan and Emma as well as Noah was fantastic.

This story has all the romance, sex and every little bit of angst to keep you on your toes wondering if the happily ever after will be there. If you were like me and had your doubts about Pesh, trust in me - he is worth the read.

ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. No compensation was received by the reviewer.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Sale! What's Left of Me by Amanda Maxlyn