Blog Tour: 4.5 Stars for The Heartbeat Hypothesis by Lindsey Frydman

The Heartbeat Hypothesis

by Lindsey Frydman
Publication Date: March 20, 2017
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Embrace, New Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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Audra Madison simply wanted to walk in the shoes of Emily Cavanaugh, a free-spirited teenager who died too young. After all, Audra wasn’t supposed to be here.

Thanks to Emily, Audra has a second chance at life. She’s doing all the things that seemed impossible just two years ago: Go to college. Date. Stargaze in the Rocky Mountains. Maybe get a tattoo. You know, live.

Jake Cavanaugh, a photographer with mysterious, brooding gray eyes, agrees to help chronicle her newfound experiences. She makes him laugh, one of the only people who can these days. As they delve into each other’s pasts – and secrets – the closer they become.

But she’s guarded and feels like she can’t trust anyone, including herself.

And he’s struggling with the fact that his beloved sister’s heart beats inside her.

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My Review:

4.5 Stars!

In a genre filled with so much of the same, The Heartbeat Hypothesis comes along and gives you something different, something refreshing and something that will stick with you long after you’re done.

Audra received Jake’s sister’s heart in a heart transplant and she desperately wants to honor Jake’s sister, Emily, in some way. I mean, really, how sweet is that? It’s definitely sweet and highly emotional. I loved the honest responses from Jake and the timid yet determined way that Audra had about her. She spent so much of her life sick and now has this new lease on life, but she has walked herself into an emotional minefield with Jake. She is a constant reminder of his sister and Audra knows that Jake is hiding something. This whole book was amazing. I was two chapters in and just knew I was going to need to find a box of tissues. I was so right. I cried at the sad parts and I cried harder at the HEA. Oh that HEA was so beautiful.

If you are looking for something a bit different from the typical romances out there, then you are going to want to read this book. Heck, even if you don’t want something different, you want to read this. This talented author has written something truly magical!

ABOUT LINDSEY FRYDMAN

Lindsey has been writing since she was nine years old, when she discovered the awesomeness that is Harriet the Spy. Her books always include a romance, though sometimes there’s an added sci-fi or magical realism twist. She lives in Columbus, Ohio (where the weather is never quite right). Her BFA in Photography and Graphic Design has granted her a wide assortment of creative knowledge that serves as inspiration (and not much else). When she’s not crafting YA and NA stories, you’ll likely find her spending waaay too much time on Pinterest, playing a video game, singing show-tunes, or performing in a burlesque show—because she enjoys giving her introversion a worthy adversary. (Plus, it’s the closest to Broadway she’ll ever get.) Lindsey was a proud 2016 Pitch Wars Mentee and thoroughly adores being a part of the wonderful writing community. THE HEARTBEAT HYPOTHESIS is her debut novel.

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New Release: 4 Stars for Waiting to Breathe by Alyson Reynolds!

 

 

 

Title: Waiting to Breathe
Series: Waiting Duet #1
Author: Alyson Reynolds
Genre: New Adult/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 21, 2017
Blurb

She’s broken.He’s lost.

Olivia Crawford had been through the ringer. All she wants is to start over without any complications or anyone figuring out her secrets. When her twin brother Finn convinces her to move back home and finish her degree at his school, it’s just the push she needs to start over. 

Nathaniel Ford is the golden boy of SCU. He seems like he has it all, perfect family, awesome friends and fraternity brothers, and a few buildings on campus with his last name on them. But things aren’t always what they seem.


From the first time Nate and Olivia bump into each other, literally, he wants more of her feisty attitude, but Olivia throws more walls up with each step he takes closer, and he isn’t sure he can break them down fast enough.

My Review:

4 Stars!

A sweet little new adult romance about two people who find relief from the pressures of their life in each other.

 

This story was different from so many of the other new adult romances out there.  The hero, Nate, wasn’t a jerk or a manwhore.  He was kind and caring and patient.  His feelings for Olivia didn’t feel forced.  Olivia was a little immature for my tastes, but I forgave that due to the past issues she was dealing with.  She tended to sabotage herself and her relationship with Nate, but once she opened her eyes, it was a beautifully sweet romance.

A refreshing read with characters you’ll love and a sweet HEA.

 

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Romance writer. Wife. Mother of two. Avid reader. Queen of multitasking.
Originally from the south, Alyson likes to incorporate what she knows into her books. She’s lived not only on the east coast, but the west coast and a few places in between. Alyson loves sharing stories about her crazy family to anyone who will listen. Her guilty pleasures consist of coffee, country music, brunch, breaking the rules, and pedicures. And she will always be a daddy’s girl.
When Alyson isn’t chasing around her two kiddos, she’s normally writing. Or reading. Her Kindle library is out of control. Alyson writes mainly contemporary novels and novellas with a bit of new adult mixed in.

 

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Blog Tour: 4 Stars for Alex by Zoya Tessi!!

 

ALEX: Perfect Opposite Book One (Extended edition)
Zoya Tessi
Publication date: January 23rd 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Their wishes were simple and modest. Fate had other things in store though, and she can be a real bitch sometimes.

All he wanted was to get the job done and somehow to endure those long months playing nanny to a spoiled little rich girl. Without strangling her with his bare hands in the process. Well, it is going to be much easier said than done.

All she wanted was to escape the past and live like any other girl. Her plan definitely didn’t include the arrogant, tattooed savage, with his awful mohawk and lack of social graces, whose only mission was to stick real close and mess up her life.

But, people aren’t always what they seem to be, are they?

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My Review:

4 stars!
I gotta tell you, this book was a nice surprise! Sexy and at times sweet, Alex will sweep you off your feet!

Alex is hired to watch over Sasha, a mafia princess. From the first pages, their chemistry is off the charts. There is this simmering vein of electricity that sparks when they are together. She is difficult. He isn’t much better. But, just when you want to throw your hands up and say “enough,” Alex goes and does something so sweet and unexpected, you nearly die from swooning!

A sizzling romance with one heck of a twist, Alex is the perfect weekend read!

Author Bio:

Zoya spent years doing volunteering work all across Europe, from cleaning school basements in Northern Russia to excavating Stone Age artifacts in Euskadi (the Basque country) and renovating castles from the middle ages in Southern France. She always dreamed of working with ‘Doctors without borders’ somewhere out in Africa, but ended up doing an ‘ordinary job’ in one of the smaller European countries.

Her greatest passion is devouring each and every book that comes within her reach.

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New Release: 4 Stars for Notes of the Past by Jodie Larson!

Title: Notes of the Past
Series: Lightning Strikes #2
Author: Jodie Larson
Release Date: March 20, 2017
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I love women. And it’s easy to see why. Being the lead guitarist for the country’s hottest band, Lightning Strikes, has them practically jumping into my bed and walking out the door just as quick. Which is perfect for me. Emotions complicate things, and I don’t do complicated. Not anymore.

Sure, I was in love once, and it was great. Then it was gone. That’s when I vowed never again. Life is better without empty, broken promises.

After five years of hard work, sacrifices, and determination, everything I’ve ever wanted is in my grasp: a successful career, touring city after city and being accountable to no one.

Then she starts appearing in the crowds. The girl I once loved, and who walked away.

Only, Tatum Mitchell wasn’t just any girl; she was my girl.

Will she be the wedge that drives the last part of my heart away, or will she break down the walls I’ve built? We’re connected through the lyrics of our heart and the notes of our past, but is that enough?

*May be read as a standalone*  

 

My Review:

4 Stars!

 

What happens when you and your ex are forced back together after nine years of hurt feelings?  You get this awesome, emotional book from Jodie Laren.

 

Notes of the Past is pretty great.  Myles and Tatum were high school sweethearts who planned to be together forever, until Tatum left without a word, leaving Myles alone, bitter and broken.

 

I have to tell you, I was a little disgusted with both Myles and Tatum’s behavior.  They both had hurt feelings and yet they couldn’t stop purposely hurting each other.  Love is ugly stuff in this book, but it makes for a fantastic story or second chance love.  Myles and Tatum are pretty great MCs and then you add in the rest of the band and a few significant others as secondary characters and you can’t help but get sucked in.

 

Jodie Larson has written an emotional rollercoaster about two broken people who were once whole with each other and now have to find their way back there again.

Jodie Larson lives along the shores of Lake Superior in northern Minnesota with her husband and four beautiful daughters. Writing has always been something she enjoys and uses it as an escape, in addition to getting lost in her numerous books. Her family is highly supportive of both her love for reading and writing. A lover of all things happily ever after, she writes romantic novels because the world could use a little more love.
  

Blog Tour: 4 Stars for Parker by Jillian Quinn!

Parker
Jillian Quinn
(Face-Off Series #1)
Publication date: February 15th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Former collegiate athlete and successful sports agent, Charlotte “Coach” Coachman, is a straight shooter who has a very strict policy—no dating clients. The loves of her life are coaching little league basketball and managing the careers of her players, leaving no room for men.

Coach hasn’t met an athlete she couldn’t handle and a deal she couldn’t close—until she meets Alex Parker—the NHL’s most notorious bad boy both on and off the ice.

Alex is the best defenseman in the league, breaking records along with hearts. He’s made a name for himself as a womanizer, and after a scandal involving the owner’s granddaughter, Alex is traded to Philadelphia. Still reeling from the loss of his father, Alex is on a downward spiral, drowning himself in booze and women, until Coach takes him under her wing.

She might be attracted to the sexy hockey star, and certainly not immune to his charms, but Coach can see that Alex needs her help, and coaching players is what she does best. Now that the lines are blurred and the passion between them is too strong to deny, Coach has to decide if Alex is worth making an exception to her rules.

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My Review:

4 Stars!

Parker is a run, sexy read about a bad boy hockey player and the no nonsense sports agent who is tasked with keeping him in line.

I love a good hockey romance.  I’m not even a hockey fan (the horror, I know), but because of books like this, I have it in my head that all hockey players are hot bad boys.  Hee hee!  Alex Parker is a pretty great hockey bad boy.  He is all bad attitude and filthy mouth, but underneath his is just a broken man who is hurting.  Charlotte “Coach” Coachman is a sassy, take no crap kind of girl and I love that.  She was a former basketball star in college whose professional career was done before it started due to an injury.  Now, she works as an agent with one of the top sports management companies.  Charlotte has her reasons for being regimented and focused.  She doesn’t make personal connections and she doesn’t take crap from anyone.

I loved Alex.  I loved watching him come back from self-destruction with Charlotte’s help and I loved seeing Charlotte open up little by little and feel.  These two compliment each other which makes their chemistry crackle off the pages.

A great sports romance with a lot of feels, Parker is not to be missed.

 

Author Bio:

Jillian loves Mafia men, sports, bad boys, dirty talkers, strong female characters, and books with plenty of heat, all of which you will find in her books. As a lover of all things bookish, she has a serious book hoarding problem and runs a book blog in her free time. When she’s not reading, writing, or blogging, she’s obsessively fangirling over hockey players and can be found wherever she can catch the next hockey game.

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Blog Tour: 4.5 Stars for The Sex Bucket List by Prescott Lane!

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The Sex Bucket List by Prescott Lane
Release Date: March 9th
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Emerson’s a sexy mom of three.

And if you call her a MILF, I’ll kick your a**.

She’s got a sex “to do” list, and I’m just the man to help her check some things off.

But this isn’t my story. It’s hers.

Unfortunately for me, her story involves an ex-husband, a kid that hates me, and a pretty nice shot to my nuts. She’s a woman who thinks too much, always with a plan, a list, but I’ve got a list of my own.

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Mateo likes to tease me that I have lists for my lists. But I didn’t hear him complaining when he stumbled upon my Sex Bucket List.

This is the story of how I brushed the cobwebs off my sex life, put myself back onto my list and not only fell in love with a younger man, but with myself, as well.

Grab a pen and make your own Sex Bucket List!

My Review:

4.5 Stars!!

I can’t tell you how much I loved this book!  I want to run right out and make my own sex bucket list!

 

Emerson is a 40-something cougar who is raising her child, dealing with her ex-husband and working her butt off, all while trying to feel like a healthy, sane, sexual woman.  Then she meets Mateo, a much younger man who is sexy and wants her.

 

I think besides the hot, sexy, erotic journey Emerson goes on, the realness of her situation and her responses was amazing.  She fought to maintain some control while still wanting to let loose and feel desirable.  I think we all, no matter the age, struggle with those feelings.  Then we have Emerson’s ex.  He was a douche.  I really hated him.  Mateo on the other hand, that man… woah!  He didn’t care about all of Emerson’s baggage.  He just wanted her and went for it.

 

Get your pens and paper ready ladies and gentleman…once you’re done with this book, you will be scrambling to make your own bucket list.

Excerpt:

Our kiss is hard and rough, and it has my legs clenching together. His hands go to my ass, pulling my dress up slightly, lifting me up onto the edge of my desk, grinding against me. Wearing a wrap dress today was a good call. I usually wear wrap dresses because they are no fuss, add a nice cinch to my waist, and feel like pajamas. Easy access wasn’t one of the reasons, but I’m thankful for it now.

Wrestling with his shirt, I yank it out of his pants, desperate to feel his skin under my fingertips. His tongue finds my neck, and he kisses a path along my collarbone. I thrust against every hard inch of him. He pulls on the tie of my dress, and I wrap my legs around his waist. Picking me up, he pushes me up against the floor-to-ceiling window.

I can’t remember the last time a guy banged me up against a wall, or a window, for that matter. This is a perk of being with a younger man. Am I really going to do this? In my office? In the middle of the day? He must feel my hesitation because he lowers my legs to the ground, flipping me towards the window, his hard dick pushing up against my ass, his warm breath tickling my neck.

He whispers in my ear, “Number 19. Orgasm in a public place. I’m saying this counts.” I look down the few stories to the busy Atlanta street, the neighboring building. Roughly, he forces my legs apart with his foot then reaches his hand between my legs and pushes my panties to the side. “Your list belongs to me,” he says, his voice hard.

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Prescott Lane is the Amazon best-selling author of Stripped Raw. She’s got six other books under her belt including: First Position, Perfectly Broken, Quiet Angel, Wrapped in Lace, Layers of Her, and The Reason for Me. She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and holds a degree in sociology and a MSW from Tulane University. She married her college sweetheart, and they currently live in New Orleans with their two children and two crazy dogs. Prescott started writing at the age of five, and sold her first story about a talking turtle to her father for a quarter. She later turned to writing romance novels because there aren’t enough happily ever afters in real life.

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New Release: 4 Stars for Stolen Tyme by S. L. Ziegler

 

 

 

Title: Stolen Tyme
Author: S.L. Ziegler
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 14, 2017
Blurb
Time doesn’t heal.
Time hurts.
Makes you stronger, rougher,
And smarter.Now that I’m back,

Xavier Scott can’t hurt me again,
Won’t hurt me.
I’ve seen my share of pain,
Felt it,
Owned it,
And released it.After one look,

One touch,
One tremble,
And I’m that broken, naive girl again.I want him,

My body aches for him,
My soul needs him.
But, my head will be damned to fall for that again,
Fall for X.He stole my heart before,

But not this tyme.

 

 

My Review:

4 Stars!

This amazing story is the continuation of Xavier and Naomi’s story that started in Borrowed Tyme (which is included in the book).  I was thrilled to get more of these two characters who started so long ago and after being separated for so long are now back in each other’s lives.  These two are passionate and their chemistry flows off the pages.  At times it is hard to like Xavier and his back and forth with Naomi was exhausting, but it all leads up to something really great.

 

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S L is a self-described book junkie. She spent her whole life with her head in the clouds, dreaming of characters and imagining how their stories will play out. It wasn’t till later when those stories in her head became too much to handle and made it onto paper. When SL isn’t reading or writing, she is spending her time with her two crazy kids and husband. Where they reside in a home just outside of Atlanta. SL is true buckeye fan and lives for the weekends where she can drink a glass of wine and devour the books waiting on her Kindle.
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