Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Pirate by Eve Langlais

Title:  Pirate
Series:  Space Gypsy Chronicles #1
Author:  Eve Langlais
Publication Date:   August 25th 2016
Length:  280pgs
Genre:  SciFi Romance
Shelf:  own
My Rating: ★★★★★
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Back Cover Blurb:

Earth: a space pirate’s dream when it comes to booty, but not a good place to hide when bounty hunters come looking. Pulling up stakes means Rafe must leave his vintage trailer behind, but in the process he acquires a passenger, a mouthy female who seems to think she’s calling the shots.

She’ll soon learn who’s the captain. And it isn’t Annabelle, his sassy ship.

A true red-blooded male, Rafe does his best to teach Emma her place in the universe, but her human attitude gets in the way. So why doesn’t he sell her when he gets the chance?

Damned if he knows, but despite his motto of 'The Universe Revolves Around Me', he finds himself putting his life in peril to save hers. But that doesn’t mean he’s letting her in on all his secrets. Some things a man has to carry alone, and some revelations a pirate will kill to keep.

The universe might be out to get him, but he’s not giving in without a fight.

My Review:

What a spectacular launch to this series! I couldn’t put it down. Between world building and plot twists I was glued to the pages and enjoyed every minute of it. This novel was action intensive yet still fun and light-hearted. Langlais balances the best of both to create a universe that I’m dying to travel in. The character intensive plot allowed me to experience the different cultures while getting to know the basis for what promises to be a fantastic series. The intricate world building was phenomenal, filled with fantastically vivid descriptions. The mystery that begins to unfold has me guessing left right and centre.

As always, Langlais’ characters are vibrant and unforgettable. The animated back and forth between them really pulled me in. I love how loud and in your face they both were at all times. His cockiness and her refusals came together to have me laughing throughout. The collision of cultures and personalities was priceless. All the while, Langlais developed these two as well rounded individuals that I truly enjoyed getting to know and couldn’t get enough of.

Not only did I thoroughly enjoy this novel while reading it, I’m also still thinking about it now and dying to know what happens next. Langlais has launched her new series with a flair only known in other galaxies.

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Monday, August 29, 2016

Her Rogue Alpha by Paige Tyler & Letter from the Heroes

This September, Paige Tyler releases Her Rogue Alpha, the fifth in her heart-pounding X-Ops series. To celebrate, we have a letter from the hero and heroine to share with you. We also have the first


Download the first three chapters here.


Letter from Jayson Harmon, hero of HER ROGUE ALPHA.
Hi everyone. I’m Jayson Harmon, and you’ll be seeing me in the next X-OPS book called HER ROGUE ALPHA. Paige asked me to tell you about my background and how I feel about my girlfriend, Layla Halliwell. I usually don’t like talking about personal stuff like this, but Paige threatened to go back into the book and give me a pink Mohawk and size six boots if I didn’t, so here goes.

I used to be in the Army Special Forces, but I got injured during a mission in Afghanistan and ended up taking a butt load of shrapnel in my back. The Army did their best to patch me up, but it didn’t help. I still got medically separated from the Army. I have to admit; I’m not dealing with that decision very well. The Army was going to be my life, and now that’s all gone. Worse, the guys on my SF A-team are still out there, fighting and risking their lives without me. That stings. Now I’m left figuring where my so-called life goes from here—if anywhere. I have a job running the weapon ranges at the Department of Covert Operations, but watching field agents train to go on missions I’ll never be able to is hard as hell. It wasn’t the life I pictured having, but I’m trying to make the best of it.

I also have an amazing girlfriend, though I can’t for the life of me figure out why she’s interested in broken man like me. Feline shifter Layla Halliwell is total perfection. She’s beautiful, talented, and has everything going for her. She’s even getting ready to go out on her first field mission as a DCO agent. Thinking about her being out there, in danger, without me there to watch her back is driving me crazy with worry.

Now the deputy director of the DCO wants me to take an experimental drug that will not only heal my injuries, but give me shifter abilities. Problem is, people who were given previous versions of that same serum either died or ended up like wild, uncontrollable animals. I’d be lying if I didn’t say I was terrified to take the stuff, but at the same time, I’m afraid not to take it.

Is it crazy for someone like me—as screwed up as I am—to want to be whole enough to be able to be Layla’s partner in every way possible, including in the field on missions? I’d do anything for a chance like that.

Letter from Layla Halliwell, heroine of HER ROGUE ALPHA.
Hi! It feels kind of strange to write an open letter to people I don’t know, disclosing personal—not to mention classified—information. But Paige is nodding at me, so I guess this is okay.

I went to college to become a psychologist because I’ve always wanted help people. After graduation, I got a job at the Department of Covert Operations so I could work with shifters like me. I didn’t take the job intending to ever become a field agent, but now that I’m in training to become on, I’m excited at the prospect. I’ll still help people and I won’t have to sit behind a desk to do it.

My boyfriend, Jayson Harmon, on the other hand, isn’t as thrilled about my career change. He’s exactly what I’m looking for in a man and I really care about him. He’s strong (physically and mentally), heroic, charming, romantic, and yeah, he’s attractive as hell, too! Problem is, he seems determined to push me away. I know he’s still dealing with injuries he sustained in Afghanistan and I want to help him get through this rough time in his life, but I have to admit, it’s wearing me down. I don’t know how much more I can handle. How can I help him when he refuses that help? This mission I’m about to head out on might be the last straw. I’m not sure if our relationship can handle something like that. And if that isn’t enough, the deputy director of the DCO is trying to talk Jayson into taking an experimental drug he claims will not only heal Jayson, but also give him shifter abilities. I’ve tried to talk him out of it, but I don’t think I was very successful. I’m scared he’s going to be something stupid and extreme while I’m away on this mission, and I won’t be there to stop him…

You can find out more about Layla and Jayson’s story in Paige Tyler’s latest release, Her Rogue Alpha. Download the first THREE chapters here


Title:
Her Rogue Alpha
Series:  X-Ops #5
Author:  Paige Tyler
Publication Date: September 6th 2016 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Length:  352pgs
Genre:  paranormal romantic suspense
Shelf:  review
My Rating: ★★★★★
Book Links: GoodreadsAmazon(US)Amazon(CA) - B&N - Kobo - Indigo - Google Play

Back Cover Blurb:

"Does it get any better than this? Tyler...is an absolute master of the genre!"-Fresh Fiction for Her Wild Hero
HE'LL DO ANYTHING FOR HER
Former Special Forces Lieutenant Jayson Harmon can't believe that his war scars don't matter to beautiful feline shifter Layla Halliwell. Why would she saddle herself with a broken man?

But Layla knows that Jayson is a hero to the core, and that only she can heal his wounded soul. So when Jayson is deployed on another deadly mission, no way is Layla staying behind...
My Review:
This novel was a ‘holy smokes’ hind of intense right from the very beginning. Tyler takes off running and doesn’t stop until the entire plot wraps up. The plot is amazing yet frightening in the possibilities that it presents. The ‘what ifs’ are almost as entertaining as the extremely exciting plot that is developed. Tyler’s innovative storytelling had me hooked throughout.

The intricate plot that Tyler develops was taken to a higher level by the unforgettable cast that she’s created. Jayson and Layla were a complex couple when we first met them in an earlier novel in the series, but Tyler continues to develop them here for an even more hard hitting tale. Their pasts and presents collide in an action packed, adventure filled, danger riddled tale chalk full of romance and explosive chemistry. But for those joining the series here don’t worry, you get to know them well enough here to fall in love with the fantastic cast and the unforgettable world that they find themselves in.

Tyler writes the book on paranormal romantic suspense and does it with flair. This novel is a must read for those who enjoy the genre.
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Sunday, August 28, 2016

Rescuing the Cowboy by Cathy McDavid

Title:  Rescuing the Cowboy
Series:  Mustang Valley
Author:  Cathy McDavid
Publication Date:   October 1st 2016 by Harlequin Western Romance
Length:  224pgs
Genre:  contemporary romance
Shelf:  review
My Rating: ★★★★★+
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Back Cover Blurb:

WRONGED MAN. RIGHT WOMAN?

After three years of wrongful imprisonment, Quinn Crenshaw is ready to rebuild his life and find the daughter he has never met. A job training horses at his cousin's Arizona cattle ranch becomes something wonderful when Quinn meets Summer Goodwyn and her special-needs little boy. The single mother believes in him…and is raising this former rodeo champion's spirits sky-high!

The equine therapy program is helping Summer's young son connect with others—including one super-attractive rancher determined to be a father to his own little girl. Despite the obstacles in their path, can she make Quinn see they have a future worth fighting for?

My Review:

This is a wonderfully emotional novel. McDavid tackles some very tough subjects, bringing them to life in such a magnificent manner. The intricately woven plot never stops, allowing readers full access to the heart stopping romance that develops throughout. Picturesque descriptions paint this world for readers, allowing for full access to a wonderfully complex world.

My heart broke for both Summer and Quinn, both for their individual trials and for the hardships facing them together. At the same time, I absolutely loved Quinn’s outlook on certain things. He had a way of seeing what was going on under the surface, and the way that he dealt with Summer’s son absolutely melted my heart. These two characters come to life in such a magnificent way that they will have a place in my heart for a long, long while.

McDavid lights this ranch up with romance and lives well worth living. This novel is the best and most captivating of the series and a must read for all lovers of western romance.

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

Always a Cowboy by Linda Lael Miller

Title:  Always a Cowboy
Series:  The Carsons of Mustang Creek #2
Author:  Linda Lael Miller
Publication Date:   September 1st 2016 by HQN Books
Length:  384pgs
Genre:  contemporary romance
Shelf:  review
My Rating: ★★★★★
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Back Cover Blurb:

He's the middle of the three Carson brothers and is as stubborn as they come—and he won't thank a beautiful stranger for getting in his way!
Drake Carson is the quintessential cowboy. In charge of the family ranch, he knows the realities of this life, its pleasures and heartbreaks. Lately, managing the wild stallions on his property is wearing him down. When an interfering so-called expert arrives and starts offering her opinion, Drake is wary, but he can't deny the longing—and the challenge—she stirs in him.

Luce Hale is researching how wild horses interact with ranch animals—and with ranchers. The Carson matriarch invites her to stay with the family, which guarantees frequent encounters with Drake, her ruggedly handsome and decidedly unwelcoming son. Luce and Drake are at odds from the very beginning, especially when it comes to the rogue stallion who's stealing the ranch mares. But when Drake believes Luce is in danger, that changes everything—for both of them.


About the author:

The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is the #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West. Raised in Northport, Washington, the self-confessed barn goddess pursued her wanderlust, living in London and Arizona and traveling the world before returning to the state of her birth to settle down on a horse property outside Spokane. 

Linda traces the beginning of her writing career to the day a Northport teacher told her that the stories she was writing were good, that she just might have a future in writing. Later, when she decided to write novels, she endured her share of rejection before she sold her first title to a publisher in 1983. Linda then successfully published historicals, contemporaries, paranormals, mysteries and thrillers before coming home, in a literal sense, to concentrate on novels with a Western flavor. For her devotion to her craft, the Romance Writers of America awarded her their prestigious Nora Roberts Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007. In 2016 Linda will receive a Lifetime Achievement award from RT Book Reviews. Currently the Hallmark Movie Channel is developing a series based on Linda’s Big Sky Country novels. 

For more information about Linda and her novels, please visit lindalaelmiller.com.

My Review:

Miller brings the West to life in her usual, stunningly picturesque manner that will have you walking alongside the characters and falling head over heels in love. The intimately intricate plot drew me in, allowing me to live this fantastically romantic story rather than simply read it.

Miller definitely had me in tears with this one. Tears of laughter that is. Her unforgettable characters came together in such remarkable ways, allowing me to experience all aspects of what makes them who they are. The dynamics between them were so real that I couldn’t help but laugh at the antics that arose between them. I loved the different aspects of Drake’s character. He is the ultimate cowboy. The perfect mix of modern and old fashioned. Luce was a great addition to this family. She was the fun and act 1st, think later that made a fantastic counterpoint to Drake’s steadfastness.

Miller has once again created a novel that will be loved by readers time and time again. She has definitely proven that she writes the book on western romance.

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Friday, August 26, 2016

Melinda and the Wild West by Linda Weaver Clarke

Title:  Melinda and the Wild West
Series:  The Bear Lake Family Saga #1
Author:  Linda Weaver Clarke
Publication Date:   July 15th 2016 by Red Mountain Shadows Publishing (first published December 1st 2006)
Length:  228pgs
Genre:  historical romance
Shelf:  review
My Rating: ★★★★★
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Back Cover Blurb:

In 1896 Melinda Gamble a very elegant, very naïve young woman from Boston decides to give up her life of monotonous comfort for the turbulent uncertainty of the still untamed Wild West. Driven by her intense desire to make a difference in the world, Melinda takes a job as a schoolteacher in the small town of Paris, Idaho, where she comes face-to-face with a frightening bank robber, a vicious grizzly bear, and an intense blizzard that leaves her clinging to her life. But it is a ruggedly handsome and very mysterious stranger who challenges Melinda with the one thing for which she was least prepared love.

My Review:

What a fantastic journey back in time! Clarke takes readers back to the western expansion with a story that will capture your heart and allow your imagination to run wild. I love the tidbits of history and trivia throughout. They kept my attention and really allowed me to picture the full range of things going on at the time. The tale was both fun and emotional. I love how Clarke develops this world in all its natural glory while also drawing out emotions and choices of the fantastic characters that we come to know and love.

Clarke has filled this novel with characters who tug at your heart. Melinda is a fantastically complex and intriguing heroine to carry this story forward. I love getting to know her as she insinuates herself into this world that she moves into. Her love interest is equally captivating. I love his strength and the depth of his caring. It was a fantastic mix. The family and friends that they find themselves surrounded by serve to fill out the story in a fantastic manner that really brings this small town to life.

This novel will be loved by readers of all ages. I couldn’t get enough of the characters or of the picturesque world that Clarke creates for her readers. It was simply breathtaking.

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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Beyond the Sapphire Gate by RV Johnson

Title:  Beyond the Sapphire Gate
Series:  The Flow of Power #1
Author:  RV Johnson
Publication Date:   March 8th 2015 by Lost in New World Publishing
Length:  438pgs
Genre:  fantasy
Shelf:  review
My Rating: ★★★★
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Back Cover Blurb:

Coming into her power in adulthood, Crystalyn activates a curtain of darkness between a pair of sapphire obelisks with a travel symbol. Her younger sister Jade, the one person she cares most about having raised since their mother’s disappearance, touches the gateway and vanishes. Crystalyn follows, developing her strength in a land where strife, warfare, and magic use are rampant.

The search for Jade grows ever desperate as Crystalyn learns each use of magic is killing her, her mind deteriorating. Though a political Circle of Light made up of mystic users, a Dark Citadel of warlords, and a Hundred Season war block the way; she must go on.

Time is fast flowing away from both her and Jade; with far more at stake than they both realize.

My Review:

This intricately built world and characters who come to life from the very beginning of the novel. This story is intensely captivating and fast paced, drawing you in and keeping you from escaping. Literature is always magical, but here, the magic of literature literally comes to life. With this novel you find yourself walking through a fantasy world beyond compare. It’s astounding. Johnson is a show, not tell, type of author. You don’t read this story, but rather watch the story unfold before you. He paints a brilliant picture of his scenery.

And the characters that Johnson creates definitely do this story justice. They quickly become the type of individuals that you want to follow through the entire series.

This was definitely a great start to Johnsons’ series. It’s definitely sparked my interest and left me wanting to know what happens next.

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

One Part Human by Viola Grace

Title:  One Part Human
Series:  An Obscure Magic #1
Author:  Viola Grace
Publication Date:   May 1/15
Length:  113pgs
Genre:  paranormal romantic suspense
Shelf:  own
My Rating: ★★★★★
Book Links: GoodreadsAmazon(US)Amazon(CA) - B&N - Kobo - Indigo

Back Cover Blurb:

Forced into a one-week ride along with agents of the XIA, Benny tries to hide the fact that she isn’t quite human.

Benny has lived her life in the shadows, avoiding the public eye. Her life as a recipe blogger pays the bills and lets her socialise, but she is about to get the assignment of a lifetime.

Her boss orders her into a one-week ride-along with agents of the XIA, the eXtranormal Investigation Agency. It is the anniversary of the agency, and they need to improve their exposure with the general public.

Against her objections, she is paired with a standard set of agents—a vampire, a shifter and a fey. They are willing to work with her, and it is only when she signs the waivers that she learns why. They all read her column.

A week doesn’t seem like much time to learn about an organisation that deals with things most folk don’t enjoy thinking about, but it whips past when the assignments go from casual crime to murders that have one pivot point. Benny.

My Review:

Grace is one of those authors who makes a story fun and entertaining while also creating an in-depth story that will keep you hooked to the pages from cover to cover. Her vivid descriptions bring this novel to life in an unparalleled manner. The world building allowed me to walk alongside the characters as the exciting plot unfolded.

The characters that Grace has created for this story are fantastically developed and so very real. I love the differences in personalities, yet how the team meshed together seamlessly. I won’t say to much about them as it will spoil the story for other readers, but take it from me, this cast definitely made the tale shine.

This story may have been short and sweet but it was well worth reading. Grace’s seamless writing and intrinsically entertaining world building has created something that must be read and that launches this series with a flair that won’t soon be forgotten.

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Six-Gun Showdown by Delores Fossen

Title:  Six-Gun Showdown
Series:  Appaloosa Pass Ranch #5
Author:  Delores Fossen
Publication Date:  August 1st 2016 by Harlequin Intrigue
Length:  224pgs
Genre:  Harlequin Intrigue
Shelf:  review
My Rating: ★★★★
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Back Cover Blurb:

"I'm not dead."

The voice mail rocks deputy sheriff Jax Crockett to his core. A year ago, Paige was murdered by the Moonlight Strangler. Yet his ex-wife just showed up at his ranch--out of options and out of time. There are only two reasons Paige would come back to Texas with a killer hot on her heels: Jax and their toddler son. Faking her death was the only way to keep them alive. But now it's Jax who's risking everything to protect his family. The cowboy lawman is also reawakening a powder keg of desire. A desire that's primed and ready to explode. Giving in will up the ante, igniting the embers of a love they may not live to claim.

My Review:

There is a dangerous, eerie type of suspense from the get-go of this novel. Fossen draws readers into the world that surrounds her captivating characters and allows us to barrel alongside them throughout the fast paced novel. The setting was developed in a manner that I could easily visualise each aspect of it without detracting from the forward motion of the plot.

Fossen has created likeable yet far from perfect characters to carry this story forward. I love how I didn’t always agree with them but could always identify with them. Jax’s caring nature and tough attitude, as well as his all cowboy way of life, made him an unforgettable hero. Conversely, Paige’s need to protect those around her to the detriment of her health was heartbreaking yet very heart-warming. The secondary characters also added to the story. I love how they were developed on so many levels. They made for a very complete and complex stories.

This novel could definitely be read and enjoyed on its own but has much more impact if you know the backstory from the whole series. This is a fast paced & exciting wrap up to the mystery that has surrounded these characters for the past 5 novels and one that I’d highly recommend to others.

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Monday, August 22, 2016

Roadside Assistance and Q&A with author Marie Harte

Q ~ Can you tell us a bit about yourself? 
Hi. I’m a writer, mom, and coffee addict. I love when school starts, because I do best having a set schedule and my kids are occupied. I constantly have deadlines I’m striving to meet, and I’m always plotting a new book that I add to my (TBW—To Be Written) folder. I have over a hundred titles written and am a New York Times and USA Today bestseller.

Q~ Who is your favorite literary hero(ine) and why? 
That’s such a tough question to answer. I like different heroines for their different strengths. And I’m a fan of so many different books! I will say I especially love Mercy of Patricia Briggs’s Mercy Thompson series.

Q ~ How do you think people perceive authors? 
 I think a lot of people view writing as a mysterious process that will net a lot of money. Mysterious? Yes. Lucrative? Ah, that’s really hit or miss.

Q ~ How did you begin writing? Was there a single catalyst or a series of events?
I wrote as a youngster to amuse myself. Then as I got older, I wrote the stories I wanted to read. There was no real catalyst but time.

Q ~ Are you a plotter or a pantser? 
A bit of both, though the plotting is really just a rough story outline. My characters start at A and end at Z, but how they get there just unfolds as I write.

Q ~ How much research goes into your books? 
A good bit. Especially if I’m not familiar with a character’s occupation. I’ve visited many of the locations I write about as well. I’ve interviewed mechanics, nurses, massage therapists, accountants, you name it. The McCauleys and Bad Shop Body Boys have been more research than I’d anticipated, but I’m learning a lot.

Q ~ You get a brilliant phrase/idea/thought at an inopportune time (while driving, drifting off to sleep/in the shower). What do you do?
I’m never driving and thinking about a story, really, paying too much attention to the road. But in the shower, walking, sitting in a coffee shop…I always keep a small notebook by me. Or there’s always my phone to record notes.

Q ~ Why do you think romance readers love reading about bad boys so much?  
Bad boys are sexy, forbidden, and sometimes not so good for us—on the surface. But like chocolate, they’re tasty and make you feel good. *grin*

Q ~ Can you tell us a little bit about your latest release and what inspired you to write it? 
Roadside Assistance is a love story between a confident, rough, single mechanic and the bold, beautiful woman who has to believe in herself to believe in love. Cyn isn’t a small woman. She’s tall, voluptuous, and will never be model-thin. She’s smart, savvy, and confident—in her business skills. But when it comes to men, she’s not so sure. Foley knows what he wants, and he wants Cyn. Unfortunately, he’s not the smoothest guy when it comes to dating. Still, he refuses to take no for answer, not until Cyn gives him a real chance.

Q ~ Is anything in your new release based on real life experiences or purely all imagination? 
Sadly, purely imagination. But if I find the real Foley, I’ll be sure to hold onto him. For research, of course. Ha.

Q ~ What question do you wish that someone would ask about your book, but nobody has? Write it out here, then answer it. 
 “Should I wait to buy the whole series once it’s all done, to be sure the four books actually come out?”

No, buy them now! The series will be complete, so no worries you’ll start now and not get a satisfying ending. Yes, I’ve been burned before by falling in love with a series and not getting all the books. The Body Shop Bad Boys are nearly all done and have publish dates. Yea!

Q ~ You’ve written works outside of this series as well. For you, do they compare to one another? Do you have a favourite or do they all stand out in their own way? 
Each book I work on is my favorite, until the next one. Since all my stories are different, it’s tough for me to compare them. I love them all! Writing in different genres also helps keep me fresh.

Q ~ Do you have anything in the works at the moment? Care to give us a hint about it? 
I’m currently working on the final Body Shop Bad Boy story—Lou’s story. Lou’s arrogant and domineering, and he really knows women, having been raised amid a bevy of female relatives. But the woman he wants is making him work to get noticed, and she’s driving him crazy. I love that Lou, who’s such a sweetheart but so bossy, has met his match in the somewhat shy, vulnerable yet strong woman who wants to love and be loved so much.

Thanks for having me!

Marie
http://marieharte.com

About the Author:

Caffeine addict, boy referee, and romance aficionado, MARIE HARTE is a confessed bibliophile and devotee of action movies. Whether hiking in Central Oregon, biking around town, or hanging at the local tea shop, she’s constantly plotting to give everyone a happily ever after. Visit marieharte.com and fall in love.


Title:  Roadside Assistance
Series:  Body Shop Bad Boys #2
Author:  Marie Harte
Publication Date:   September 6th 2016 by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Length:  352pgs
Genre:  contemporary romance
Shelf:  Review
My Rating: ★★★★★
Book Links: GoodreadsAmazon(US)Amazon(CA) - B&N - Kobo - Indigo - Google Play 

Back Cover Blurb:

Underneath the axle grease and tats
He's a gentleman


Foley Sanders figured he'll always be content with a life of cars and casual hookups. Until a run-in with Cyn, a statuesque firecracker with a hate-on for men, leaves him bewitched and intrigued-much to her annoyance.

Maybe Cynthia Nichols was a little hard on Foley, that muscular, tattooed, super-hot mechanic next door. But she's tired of feeling defensive about her size and has sworn off men. She's got a new job, new life, perfect plan. Foley has trouble written all over him-no way is she going to fall for his charms.

Foley might look like a bad idea, but underneath, he's all gentleman. Too bad Cyn's not buying it. What's a bad boy to do when the goddess of his dreams won't give him the time of day?

My Review:

What a fun novel! Harte had me laughing so hard I was in tears throughout this novel. She showed life at its finest, while also hinting at the dark undertones that can run through it. At the same time, there were also some real tear jerker moments. The banter between the characters is so real. I love how it brought not only the characters, but the entire story to life.

I love how Harte brought all of the different characters’ emotions to life throughout the story. It really made Foley seem larger than life and absolutely unforgettable. I love the simmering edge of danger in his character. The way that he and Cyn fit together was fantastic. Chemistry vies with real caring to create the perfect foundation for this whirlwind romance. Cyn’s mom was definitely a piece of work. I don’t know how she ended up so well adjusted growing up within this family. That said, seeing Cyn finally gain the courage to stand up to her was fantastic. Sam’s thoughts were almost as intriguing and insightful as those of the main characters. I loved getting to know him on this deeper level and definitely can’t wait to find out his secret when we get to read his story.

Once again Harte has created a novel that readers from all walks of life will fall in love with. The fast pace and complex plot of the story will keep you on your toes as you fall in love with the fantastic characters that we meet.

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