Sunday, May 31, 2015

Searching for Beatiful ~ XOXOpert ~ Wolfe, what big ... you have!

Genevieve MacKenzie has her life completely under control. About to wed the charming Chief doctor at the local hospital, she’s an up-and-coming surgeon with everything she could ever want. Until an escape through the church window on the day of her wedding sends her life into a tailspin...and flings her right into her best friend’s arms.

When Wolfe catches his best friend falling out a window on her wedding day, he doesn’t ask questions. He whisks her away, determined to watch over her and discover the truth behind her desperate escape. But when his feelings turn more than platonic, he realizes he may risk his most important relationship in order to protect his damaged heart, and the woman he loves.

Can Genevieve and Wolfe’s friendship turn into something deeper—or is it already too late for true love?
Are you ready for WOLFE? Searching for Beautiful  

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Thanks to XOXOAfterdark for sending another winner!

Get your running shoes ready!  From the get-go, I was totally under it's spell!  Did I mention that I couldn't go to sleep until I had finished because I was so invested in the story?  No fooling.

Genevieve MacKenzie ran away from her wedding and straight into my heart.  It had ALL the feels. Have you ever read one of those books that just made your heart squeeze, your mouth water, your feet do a jig, and your knees rub together?  This is totally one of those amazing reads!

For those readers that need trigger warnings, this shows a heartbreaking example of an abusive relationship that doesn't leave an obvious mark.  Just briefly thinking of that manipulative bastard practically makes me break out in hives of indignation.  *breathe*  It's OK, Alana, calm down; you can't actually deck the douchecanoe like you'd like to because he's a fictional character.  That sticking power of emotion really highlights how powerful and touching this story is for me.  Gen begins the book finally listening to that inner voice that warns her to run.  Run now.  Run fast.  Run at the definition of last minute away from a fate that seems perfect upon first glance but is far more insidious in a closer look.

Wolfe is her best friend and oddly opposite in so many ways, yet so perfectly made to compliment Gen that I was practically chanting... 
*DO IT*friends with benefits*get your game on*you know y'all want to*

Let's all take a moment to stop and reflect upon the hotness that is Wolfe.  [Moment of silence for his ink whispering in his ear which begs for a nibble.]  My Wolfe, what big... eyes you have.  What big hands you hands.  What big tattoos you have.  What big... piercings you have?  *Wipes drool off chin*  All big, all good, all bad boy hot at it's panty melting best.  He covers so many book boyfriend basics: alpha - check, millionaire - check, broody dark past - check.  He's the whole package, ladies.

For all you paranormal lovers out there, it's even got just a teeny, tiny smidge of special intuition.  For those that love friends to lovers romance you will be in absolute heaven.  If you're on a nookie mission - I'll see your bet and raise you some tantalizing, flirty banter with off-the-charts chemistry.  This is not a book to miss!

For any readers, like myself, that has not yet enjoyed the previous books in the series, fear not!  Though you can tell characters and references hidden here and there likely connect to previous books I had no trouble following Searching for Beautiful.  If anything, I'm even more interested to go back and read the previous books now.  Seriously, just do yourself a favor and pick this up! 

It totally deserves that little extra from 4 hearts, 
so I'll add a pinky swear half heart promising steamy and emotional goodness. 

I receive an advance manuscript copy of Searching for Beautiful as a member of XOXOperts in exchange for a honest review.

I thought I'd do something a little different and add a few fun 'inspired by Searching for Beautiful' extras... 
(below) is the first extra - 
a Jamberry nail wrap that I thought complimented the book:  
Gen really seemed to be pulling the wool over her own eyes to the truth of her relationship, but the pink seems a really likely bridal choice for nails. 

OK, extra number 2! I became so enthralled by Searching for Beautiful by Jennifer Probst, I even made a playlist inspired by the book! Click here for the YouTube playlist I created or just check out the list below.

Why not pick up your own copy today and check it out yourself?

Be sure to check out the German Potato Salad recipe 
to compliment the book at Caffeinated Book Reviewer 

About Jennifer Probst (Excerpt from 'About' section of her website)

 I live in the beautiful Hudson Valley in upstate New York. I’ve traveled to many places but always seem to be drawn back to the mountains. I graduated with a proper business degree, received a masters in English Literature, and am humbled to now spend my days dedicated to my family and my characters. I’ve pursued many career paths such as travel agent, yoga teacher, dating coordinator, and insurance salesperson. I’ve wanted to be an airline pilot, a dancer, an archaeologist, and a vineyard owner. I have been all of the above through romance novels, and intend to explore many more.


Friday, May 1, 2015

Red Nights by Shari J. Ryan ~ Cover Reveal

I’m Felicity Stone, a twenty-five-year-old with my whole life ahead of me. Well, until recently.

I didn’t do it. Why would they think I did? Why would I want my twin brother dead? Why is everyone looking at me like I’m a criminal?

Well, everyone except him… Hayes Peyton, the charmingly beautiful stranger I met in the park at midnight—a totally legitimate place to meet the man of my dreams. Plus, he knows I’m innocent.

Believing him is easy. So very easy. Maybe too easy?

But when you hear things like: ‘All good is laced with some bad, and everything you think is the truth—is nothing more than a blatant lie,’ it makes you question reality.

In Shari J. Ryan’s latest Romantic Suspense, Red Nights, you wonder how dark your world can get before all you see is red.

Shari J. Ryan is an Amazon Top 100 Bestselling author, a Barnes & Noble Top 10 Bestselling author, and an iBookstore #1 Bestselling author. She hails from Central Massachusetts where she lives with her husband and two lively little boys. Shari has always had an active imagination and enjoys losing herself in the fictional worlds she creates. When Shari isn’t writing, she can usually be found cleaning toys up off the floor.

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