Tuesday, May 31, 2016

ARC Review: Stacked Up

I wasn't able to read all the books in this series, but the ones that I have read, they were all amazing. Now, the final book of the series is Travis's book and I couldn't have asked for a better ending!

Title: Stacked Up
Series: Worth the Fight, #6
Author: Sidney Halston
Publisher: Loveswept
Release Date: May 31, 2016
Pages: 263
Buy Link: Amazon

Working two jobs to support her infant daughter is harder than anything Penny Richards has ever done, but it sure beats living under the rules of her stepfather, a television preacher who demands a picture-perfect family. And if Penny hadn’t struck out on her own, she never would have met Travis Calhoun. The intensely physical heavyweight brawler has a way of drawing out her wild side. But Travis lives fast, with no responsibilities—and that just isn’t for Penny.
Most of the women in Travis’s circle wear tight clothes, high heels, and tons of makeup—not pearls or plaid headbands. But once he works past Penny’s inhibitions, Travis discovers a kindred spirit who longs to trust someone with her body, and her secrets. Still, Travis can’t help but wonder if this rich girl is just slumming it before she returns to her privileged life. Now it’s up to Penny to prove that she wants her hard-edged, hard-loving fighter just the way he is.

This book gave me all the feels and them some!

Where do I even start? From the very beginning to the very end, this book was all kinds of amazing. There wasn't a dull moment, and I wanted to keep on turning the pages to see what happened next.

Travis was one heck of a guy. No one could say anything bad about him, but it wasn't because he was perfect. He had a troubled past, which shaped him into the amazing man that he became.

"What are you doing?" Travis asked, alarmed. He stood up and held his hands out. "Do not pull out your boob."
"Travis, I need to feed her," she said incredulously.
"No, no. I don't need to see my sister's boob in my niece's mouth. That shit can't be unseen." He walked out of the nursery, yelling over his shoulder, "I'll be in the living room having a beer, maybe bleaching my eyes."

Penny ran away from home with her daughter Belle. If I was being judgmental, I wouldn't have believed they could survive, given that Penny grew up very sheltered. But reading about her struggles and how she'd overcome them for her daughter; I was awed and inspired. She was such a great role model. I also enjoyed the moments when she would literally just spill her heart out to Travis, because that's what best friends do.

Travis: "Little girl, it's time you walked. Calhouns don't like lazy. Plus I saw a piece of cake in the bag. Come and get it."
Penny: "You do know that she's not a dog, cowboy?"
Travis: "I know, but let's give her some incentive, no?"
He started eating.
Penny: "You like the food, cowboy?"
Travis: "Oh, uh... hell yeah. It was great."

Penny: "Really? What was it?"

He looked down and licked his fork.

Travis: "Fucking great food is what it was."

Belle, oh my gosh, the cutest little girl I've ever read in a book. I lived for the moments when she said "My Twavis." Have I mentioned the feels in this book? I think I fell in love as much as the characters did in this book.

Of course, I loved the humor that I'd come to know from Sidney's books. I cannot wait to read more of them in the future. If you're looking for a new series, or even just a new book to get you out of a reading slump, this is the one. I promise you.

Chrissy: "Seriously, guys?"
Francesca: "You guys are afraid of a one-year-old kid?"
Tony: "No, we're afraid of crying females. Age is of little importance."

Below are some of my other favorite quotes from the book.

"I more than want to try. I'm not really a try kind of guy. I'm more of a go-all-in kind of guy." --Travis

He parked in front of a huge toy store.
"I know you're going to complain, so all I'm going to say is that it doesn't concern you. It's between me and Belle. Isn't that right, baby girl?"
"Twavis," she repeated with a giggle.

Read my reviews of the other books:

Monday, May 30, 2016

Review: Taking Her Chance

Sorcha Mowbray writes super sexy books that I just love to devour. Today, I want to talk about a really short, but very enjoyable read called Taking Her Chance.

Title: Taking Her Chance
Series: One Night With A Cowboy, #1
Author: Sorcha Mowbray
Publisher: Amour Press
Release Date: May 24, 2012
Pages: 28
Buy Links: Amazon | ARe | iBooks | BN | Kobo
Hey! This book is free :)


Elizabeth Torrence spent the last nine years establishing her career and then building her advertising business from the ground up. The problem is, to do that she had to walk away from the one man who could have been the one. 

Chance Rogers, a star bull rider on the pro circuit had met the girl he wanted to marry back when he was scampering to rodeos between classes at the University of Texas. After only one date she refused to see him again. One failed marriage later, he is finally ready to try again. So he turns to a dating service to help him get back in to the swing of things. 

When Chance walks into the room at the Golden Mustang Dude Ranch, Beth is determined that history will not repeat itself. Not hers, and not her mother’s. But will she take her Chance or lose him again?

This is one sizzling read! It was short, but somehow, I felt like it was enough. I'm usually left with wanting more from a short story, but this book was satisfying. It was simple from beginning, middle, and end. 

I guess you could say that it was fate that brought them together. I love a good explosive chemistry, and the good bit of lace and red cowboy boots. Who doesn't like those things put together?

I like that they didn't beat around the bush. They were honest with each other. I mean, I'd hope so, because ten years is quite a long time. I love the idea of a dude ranch. I hope to read more stories like this one in the future.

Here's a little excerpt, but you'll have to read the book to know exactly what's going on ;)
Beth: "Hey there, cowboy."
Chance: "Hey there, baby. How's your day going?"
Beth: "It's getting better and better."
Chance: "How so?"

Beth: "Mmmm... Well, I was lucky enough to stumble upon a half-naked cowboy who looks like he could use a rub-down."
Chance: "Rubbing sounds good. But let me go clean up first."
Beth: "I don't think I want to wait. Beside, you smell good. Like sweat and man."

Chance: "Woman, what has got into you?"
Beth: "Hopefully you."
Chance: "You are playing with fire, baby. Are you prepared to get burned?"
Beth: "As long as you put out the flames."

So, this book is free, what have you got to lose? :)

Friday, May 27, 2016

ARC Review: Courting Danger

Sometimes, I struggle with a book, but I was so glad I persevered with this one! When I got going, I couldn't put it down! Check out my full review below.

Title: Courting Danger
Series: Courting Series, #3
Author: Kimberly Dean
Publisher: Mischief
Release Date: October 29, 2015
Pages: 400
Buy Links: Amazon | Amazon UK | BN | Google Play | iBooks | Kobo | ARe


Rielle Sands ventured too close to the fire once and got burned. Now when it comes to men, she’s vowed to play it safe. But then a dashing, mysterious man shows up at Luxxor Limited after hours, the agency she manages, needing an escort.
Darien Scott isn’t what he appears to be. Beneath the sexy smile and wicked charm, he’s hiding secrets. Yet the sizzling chemistry between him and Rielle is real. He tries to stay away, but his attraction to her keeps pulling him back. When he discovers that he’s not the only one haunted by danger, he changes tactics. To protect Rielle, he may need to stay close. Super close. Exclusive Luxxor contract close.
The reward is more than worth the risk.

I love men who exudes power. Darien definitely fit the bill, although the first 30% of the story didn't quite click with me. However, I persevered and I ended up falling in love with the book.

First of all, the character names were awesome. Rielle and Darien are such sexy names! I almost want to have kids just so I can give them the same names as these characters.

One thing that stood out for me was the ability to defend one's self in this book. This book inspired me to learn martial arts. Rielle was definitely woman goals ;)

Darien, on the other hand, was so powerful, silent, and deadly. I did wish I found out just exactly what he did for a living, but a bit of mystery is healthy for the soul, isn't it?

Together, they were explosive. They could get hot and bothered anywhere and everywhere, even when it's not appropriate. I kind of liked that, actually. ;)

I also enjoyed the little bit of glimpse into Nina's story. I can't wait to read her book. She sounds like a real badass herself. I love a good boss lady!

Check out this little excerpt!
Nina: "Speaking of dos and don'ts, before we go any further, I have a list -- and Rielle can add whatever else she wants. All of this is moot if you can't meet the requirements."
Darien: "Let's hear them."
Nina: "Number one. I'm to be kept in the loop. I need more information that I've been given up to this point. I don't like being in the dark."
Darien: "I'll tell you what I think you need to know."
Nina: "Number two, this matter will be handled as swiftly as possible."

Darien: "Agreed."
Nina: "And number three, our no-contact clause will be in full effect."

Darien: "What does that mean?"
Nina: "No sex."
Rielle cringed back in her chair. Oh, that one might get a response out of him.
Darien: "Like hell."