Thursday, July 19, 2018

Motive by Kennedy Layne - Review


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Author: Kennedy Layne
Publication Date:  17July 2018
Publisher: Self-Published
Series:  Office Roulette, book 2
Genre:  Romantic Suspense
Age Recommendation: 17 and Up
Rating: 4 Stars

~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~ 


Book Description:

The Office Roulette trilogy continues with an epic battle between blame and forgiveness…

Rye Marshall had it all—wealth, prominence, and the love of his life.  But nothing lasts forever, and his perfect world came crashing down around him.  When the dust settled, he found himself alone and starting from a clean slate.
Grace Dorrance had made many mistakes in her life, but one stood out above the rest—an epic ending to a complex and passionate relationship.  She left her former lover’s life in complete ruins and tried her best never to look back at the wreckage.
Seconds chances are hard to come by, but even more difficult when Grace is arrested for a murder she didn’t commit.  This gives Rye the perfect motive to forgive and forget, allowing for new beginnings.  Unfortunately, someone’s playing a game of office roulette with everyone’s lives.

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My Review:

First let me start off by saying that while it isn't an absolute must I highly advise you reading this series in order.  The romance itself is a standalone but the inner workings of this office and the friendships is an integral part to the story line.  I will also say that you MUST read this book before going on to book three as this leaves you in a pretty big cliffhanger situation, bigger in my opinion that from Means to Motive.

Now that that is out of the way lets talk strictly about Motive.  Motive follows Grace and Rye as their rekindled and secret romance comes to light in the midst of tragedy and intrigue.  I enjoyed these two together and watching them work through a lot of hurt to get to a place where they can be honest with each other.  I loved Rye and his steadfast belief in both Grace and their relationship.  I loved that Grace is a strong independent woman who unfortunately takes too much on her shoulders but only does so because she loves with all her heart.  These two are a steamy couple who when alone just can't keep their hands off each other.

While I enjoyed the romance I am pulled completely in by the intrigue and suspense of the 'Who Done It' storyline.  It's going to be interesting when everything falls into place and we learn how they mystery plays out.  I can honestly say right now I have no idea who is the culprit and that I am not sure that some of the crossed out suspects still shouldn't be on the list.

I love that this series revolves around the friendship of three independent, strong, determined, mature women who have no qualms saying what they want and what they mean.  Trouble seems to follow them but together and with the help of their eventual (or rekindled) romantic heroes these women come out on top...pun intended.

If you are looking for a quick, run, steamy read that will have you writing out your own suspect list and trying to read between the lines to discover the killer than this is the book for you.  It's perfect for a time when you have a few hours to jus sit and, well maybe not relax since you'll be scratching your head at the mystery, ha....but just enough time to enjoy a good read.  Get this one in your library so it's there when you're ready, you won't regret having done it and then you can wait anxiously with me while we try and discover the who and why!

~ HAPPY READING ~

Missed MEANS (Office Roulette #1) and need to catch up? Get your hands on it now!

 

 

Book Description:

From USA Today Bestselling Author Kennedy Layne comes a sexy trilogy that involves greed, power, and the desire to do it all over again…

Smith Gallo has everything a man could ever want at the tip of his fingertips, except of course the woman he loves.  To what lengths will he be willing to go to make his ambitions come true?
Laurel Calanthe is one successful stock pick away from making partner when she finds herself in desperate need of an alibi.  There’s only one problem.  The man who can save her from being arrested is her only competitor and the one who now holds her fate in his hands.
Greed is a powerful motivator in the game of making money, but desire can overcome even the strongest motive.

 

About Kennedy Layne

Kennedy Layne is a USA Today bestselling author. She draws inspiration for her military romantic suspense novels in part from her not-so-secret second life as a wife of a retired Marine Master Sergeant. He doubles as her critique partner, beta reader, and military consultant. They live in the Midwest with their teenage son and menagerie of pets. The loyal dogs and mischievous cats appreciate her writing days as much as she does, usually curled up in front of the fireplace. She loves hearing from readers--find out how to connect with her at www.kennedylayne.com.

Wolf's Captur by Jenika Snow - Review









Author: Jenika Snow
Publication Date:  10 July 2018
Publisher: Self-Published
Series:  Stand-Alone
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Novella  
Age Recommendation: 18 and Up
Rating: 3 Stars

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Book Description:

It should have just been a simple vacation, away from everyone and everything to clear my head. But I soon realized I wasn’t alone.

He stalked me, hunted me. I should’ve run faster, tried harder. But the truth was I liked him chasing me.

Wolf was a ruthless man, his way of living barbaric. Now he had me in his off-the-grid cabin, what he deemed my new home. I was his new wife, would have his babies.

I was his irrevocably.

I shouldn’t have felt arousal. But I did.

He’s not going to let me escape ... but then again, maybe I don’t want to.


Warning: This one has bite to it—even if it’s NOT paranormal! As per the usual ... it’s short and fast, pretty unrealistic, but it gets right down to the juicy bits. It’s one of those stories that will have you wanting to find your own Wolf in the woods.



My Review:

So I enjoyed this book for what it is, the problem I had ultimately was there wasn't much of it.  I recognize that it is a novella and totally knew that going in but it felt short even for a novella and I think that there is so much promise in this story that it could have easily (says the non-writer, eep) been a full length novel.  There is so much backstory to be had, so much angst, (even though I typically hate it) drama, and character development that I would have loved to see.  The thing about it all is really this is a book with so much potential and I simply wanted more.

Wolf is an over the top Alpha male, but not the arse-hole kind, just the I am the master of my universe and you are my queen kind. Ruby is a sweet, though not naive woman, who is looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of the world and just be for a bit.  Wolf's seen her in town before, but now that she's in his woods, she's all his.  This is pretty much an insta-love romance, packed with some intense moments, (that could have gone dark quickly if given the chance) and some pretty heavy swoon worthy moments.

If you are looking for a super quick, waiting in the Drs office for an appointment and want to finish the book before your name's called kinda read, grab this one up.  Don't go into this book looking for more than what it is, the author even gives us the low-down in her *warning*, take heed of that, she's not joking.  It's a great way to pass the time and leave you a little curious if another book of the same nature is in the works.  While I wish there was more to this story, I will totally pick up another book *Ahem Bear* if it gets published.


~ HAPPY READING ~


I felt like a fiend for him, like my body wasn’t my own, like I just needed to give every single part of myself over to him. It was insane, maybe even delusional, but I wanted it more than I’d ever wanted anything before.
He stood and kept his back toward me. I licked my lips, my pulse thundering so loud I wondered if he heard. Then I found myself moving closer to him until I could have reached out and touched his back. I saw the way he tensed and wondered if he knew how close I was to him.
“I can’t let you go,” he said in a gruff voice, his back still to me. He turned around then, the shadows dancing off his face, his body seeming even bigger than before. “I wanted you as mine since I first saw you. Now that you’re here the thought of you leaving isn’t something I’ll allow to happen.” He took a step forward. I found myself moving one back.
My heart was racing and I started breathing faster and harder. The air in the room became thick, almost suffocating. It was like honey covering my body, coating me. He moved another step toward me, his massive body dwarfing mine, his scent making me feel drunk.
“W-What?” My voice came out soft, that loan word a stutter. Oh, I understood exactly what he said but he spoke the words with such conviction, such determination that I felt them in every part of my body.
“You heard me.”
“I have a home, a job.” Although the very thought of those things in this moment, standing before Wolf, seemed distant and unimportant. Hell, they seemed that way even before I’d been in this situation.
His expression was fierce, almost stern. He stared into my eyes, the dark depths of his heating me like a fire burning deep within my belly.
“Materialistic things.” He said those two words in a gruff voice and took another step toward me. “Life isn’t about what we have, but about what we accomplish.” He lifted his hand and gently wrapped his fingers around my throat, his palm so much bigger than my neck. “Connections with that one person who owns every part of you, creating a family with them…” His voice had gone done an octave. “Those are what’s important. That is what life is about.”
I swallowed, feeling that light pressure of his hand, knowing my nipples were hard and my pussy had become wet. It was all because of that touch.
It was all because of him.
“Nothing else matters aside from you with me, Ruby. You are mine.” And then he leaned in close and placed his mouth on mine, devouring me as he slipped his tongue between my lips and fucked me there.





Jenika Snow, a USA Today bestselling author, lives in the northeast with her husband and their children.

She prefers gloomy days, eats the topping off of her pizza first, and prefers to wear socks year round.



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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Strength Enduring by Carrie Ann Ryan - Review

Strength Enduring is the 8th book in Carrie Ann Ryan's Talon Pack Series and is out Now!

Author: Carrie Ann Ryan
Publication Date:  17 July 2018
Publisher: Self-Published 
Series:  Talon Pack, book 8
Genre:  Paranormal Romance, Shifter
Age Recommendation: 17 and Up
Rating: 5 Stars
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Book Description:

In the penultimate novel of the Talon Pack series from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan, an Enforcer must make the ultimate choice when it comes to a human woman with a secret she doesn't know she holds.

Kameron Brentwood has only one thing on his mind: defeating the enemy. He doesn't have time for a human woman who sets his teeth on edge and makes his wolf prowl. It shouldn't matter that she's his mate because he's always thought that mating is a distraction. Yet as soon as he gets to know the woman, he figures out that there's no hiding from the attraction he feels for her.
Dhanielle Coburn has always been on the outside looking in when it comes to the Talon Pack, but she's not about to let fate and the moon goddess decide her path for her. If and when she takes Kameron as a mate, it will be her choice. Yet when she suddenly finds herself in the Pack's inner sanctum, deeper than she ever thought possible, she has to fight not only her need for the man in front of her but also a hidden secret about her family she didn't even know she had.
When the choice is pulled from both of their hands, the two will need to learn who they are apart, and who they can be together. Because there's more to mating than a mark and a prophecy that has come back to haunt them. And even though they may be fated, the ultimate sacrifice just might take them both in the end.
 

My Review:

I am so excited that this book is out to the world now, I feel like I have been waiting ages for Dhanielle's story because, as with all the girls, we knew something was up but what was it?  I can say that while it wasn't unexpected it took a curious turn for me which made this book all that more enjoyable.  


Dhanielle is one of four girls who have been mating by mating changing the Talon pack forever, and thankfully for the better.  I loved how Carrie uses Danielle to further the storyline with out adding an entirely new and out there development.  This is a series that could go on and on (and would we really truly complain, probably not) but it is wonderful to see how everything is playing out and know that eventually the Talon's as a Pack will have their HEA.

Dani (Dhanielle) is a kick arse kind of lady.  She will protect herself and those she loves with everything in her power and interestingly enough a we all find out, she is much more powerful than she ever imagined.  In fact out of everything the only thing in this book that I could have wanted more of was a look into Dani's backstory and the history of where her power comes from.  I loved that she isn't afraid to step up and she isn't going to let others knock her or anyone else down, unless of course they deserve it.  Me being me though, I wish that some people who had caused her pain (other than the evil Blade who will of course get his in time) would have gotten a little payback, but that's just my vengeful spirit talking, lol

I also really loved Kam. (Kameron) Here's this strong, gruff, dedicated to his role man who never gives himself a break and takes the world on his shoulders and yet he is so understanding and gentle with Dani.  There is no uncalled for cockiness, or attitude.  He's simply a man/wolf with a job that he loves and that he takes seriously.  He is a man that wants the best for his 'people'. his community and he will work himself to the bone to make sure that they are all taken care of.  You'd almost think he would have been a submissive if he weren't so obviously dominate.  

The best thing about these two together is that they hold each other up.  Kam is there to walk beside Dani as she maneuvers through her new world, to encourage her, to give her credit where it is due, and allow her to make the journey she needs to make on her own terms but with him waiting to be there if he's needed.  Dani, she is obviously Kam's safe space.  His space to let himself be just Kam, to take the mantle of protector (except as protector to Dani) of the pack off his shoulders for a few minutes and breathe.  She is there to support him and prove to him that love can be easy and soft, that he doesn't have to carry all the load, she can carry it with him .

I can't wait to get into the next book, Forever Broken, Max's story.  I loved how we got a good look at what we're heading into with the last book of the Talon Pack series.  Like we have come to expect from Carrie Ann Ryan it is going to 'pack' (not to be puny) an emotional punch while giving us a beautiful romance to swoon over.  I am sad that it will all be coming to an end, but so excited to see where the end leads!  

This is a book that is both sad and in a quiet way uplifting.  I don't know where Carrie Ann's head and heart where when writing it but I know that when she wrote Eternal Mourning you could feel Carrie Ann's pain as she went through what I am sure has been the most difficult time in her life, you could also feel hope.  In Strength Enduring you see can feel how her characters are also bringing feelisn of her own back into the story, I am not sure an author can ever not let their feelings bleed through their words but there are times like now for Carrie that I think it is even more pronounced.  As I read Strength Enduring I felt emotions of acceptance and non-acceptance come into play.  When Dani, fights back at the community refusing to accept that she isn't worthy because of her friendships, when she accepts her new world as she goes from living one life to living another.  The feeling that nothing will ever be the same but that it will be okay, that these two characters, the entire Talon Pack can stand on their own with the support of those that love them.  That Strength comes not from trying to prove that you can do it all but from accepting that people are there to stand with you as you take on a new reality all while holding tight to a past that has defined you.  I can almost feel through Carrie's writing her own journey as she begins a new chapter in her life and I find it both heartbreaking but extraordinary and uplifting.  Like Dani and Kam, Carrie Ann Ryan is her own force to be reckoned with and I think is finding that she is stronger than she ever imagined herself to be.  

~HAPPY READING ~







About Carrie Ann Ryan


Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.



The Heartbreakers Series by Lauren Blakely - Cover Reveal

   

Three brothers. Three rock stars. Three standalones.

#1 New York Times bestseller Lauren Blakely brings us The Heartbreakers Series—full-length, standalone romantic comedies with no cliffhangers releasing within one month so you can binge read these sexy novels! You can indulge in three delicious romances -- a sexy one night stand with an off-limits woman, a best-friends-to-lovers tale, and a falling-for-my-buddy's-sister love story.

September 10: Once Upon a Real Good Time

September 24: Once Upon a Sure Thing

October 8: Once Upon a Wild Fling

All come with banter, sexy times, and single parents! So get your one-clickers ready for these sexy & charming men! Each love story will make you laugh, swoon and fan yourself from the heat! Pre-order your copies today!

The first standalone novel is ONCE UPON A REAL GOOD TIME and it will be a live release on September 10th

   
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That smoking hot one-night stand with a former rock star?

Turns out he's my son's new music teacher. Oops.

But I didn't know that the night I met Campbell. All I knew was he played my body the same way he played a guitar — like he owned it.

My libido is still high-fiving me after being self-served for too many years, and we’re both ready for another night or two of fun, especially since we don’t just have chemistry in bed — we connect over everything.

That is, until I learn he’s the man who’ll be coming to my house twice a week to teach my son — the best music lessons money can buy.

Time to turn down the volume on our shenanigans. Only that’s easier said than done.

***

I can rock a guitar solo in front of thousands, I can write chart-topping tunes, and I can absolutely stop thinking about my student’s mother naked.

After all, I’m a single parent too, and I know what it’s like to put your kid first. That’s what I do every damn day.

Trouble is, now that I’ve had Mackenzie, it’s hard — and I do mean hard — to stop wanting her. Harder too when I get to know her, and learn she’s an awesome mom, a great friend, and, oh yeah, she happens to get along perfectly with my daughter.

All we have to do is set some rules. No dating, no nookie when the kids are around, and no one gets hurt.

It’s all working out beautifully. Until we start breaking the rules, one by one.

Making music with her in the bedroom is easy. But will we be more than just a real good time when the music stops?

 

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE NEXT TWO STANDALONE TITLES IN THE HEARTBREAKERS SERIES HERE!

ONCE UPON A SURE THING – SEPTEMBER 24 ONCE UPON A WILD FLING – OCTOBER 8

          

The Heartbreakers Series will be narrated by Sebastian York and Andi Arndt! Pre-order your copy of these sexy, standalone romantic comedies today! 

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Timid by Devney Peryy - Cover Reveal

 

Timid from Devney Perry is the second book in her Lark Cove Series and Release
 4 September 2018.  
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Willa Doon has always been shy. Her quiet demeanor was something she’s always embraced. That is, until Jackson Page moves to town. The one man she desperately wants to take notice struggles to remember her name. Year after year, Willa stands by, watching as the bartender slash playboy drowns his demons in beer and sex. Then one night, he shows up at her door, suddenly aware that the girl he’s seen around Lark Cove is now a beautiful woman. Except what he doesn’t remember is that this visit isn’t his first. They spent a night together once before. A night he’s forgotten, thanks to a bottle of tequila. A night that crushed a timid girl’s heart, and set a broken man on the path to heal them both.  


   




Devney is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jamison Valley series. She lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories. Devney loves hearing from readers! Connect with her on social media. 

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The Naked Truth by Vi Keeland - Sneak Peek and Giveaway

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 “May I get you something to drink while you wait for the rest of your party?” the waiter asked. I would normally wait to see what the client did and follow his lead on alcohol. But tonight was not the norm. I rubbed at my stiff neck. “I’ll take a vodka cranberry, please.” I hoped it would help calm my nerves and release some of the tension in my jaw before I gave myself a full-blown headache. Taking out my phone, I started to scroll through emails to distract myself while waiting for my drink and dinner companion. My head whipped up at the sound of Gray’s voice behind me. “Sorry I’m late.” My heart unexpectedly fluttered, and I fought against the feeling of excitement. “Are you really? Because I get the sense you don’t have any manners after the way you interrupted me a million times today.” He completely ignored my attitude as he took the seat across from me. “Traffic is a bitch getting downtown at this time. Next time we’ll have dinner at my place.” “There won’t be a next time.” Gray’s mouth curved into a smug smile as he snagged my gaze. “Sure there will. There’ll be plenty of next times. And eventually you’ll stop pretending you don’t enjoy my company.” I hated that my body reacted to him. Right from the very start, we’d had a crazy chemistry between us that was difficult to dull. I sighed. “What are you doing, Gray? Why did you come to my firm?” He lifted the cloth napkin in front of him and laid it across his lap. “Isn’t that obvious? I need new legal representation.” “At my firm? And you’d prefer that representation come from an associate instead of my boss’s boss—the head of our securities division? Or even from Pittman, who would gladly hold your hand and provide you whatever legal advice you need from his fifty-plus years of experience?” “Loyalty is important to me. I want someone I can trust with my business.” “And you’ve decided that’s me? An associate with five years experience who just got off probation with the Bar Association for violating attorney-client privilege?” The waiter arrived with my drink. “Here you go, ma’am.” He turned to Gray. “May I get you something to drink? Or would you like to wait until the last of your party joins you this evening?” “It’s just the two of us. I’ll have a Macallan, neat, please.” “Coming right up.” The waiter walked around to the other side of the table and started to remove the third place setting. I put my hand out, stopping him. “We actually do have another party coming, so you can leave that.” “Very well.” He nodded. Gray waited until the waiter was out of earshot. “I didn’t invite anyone else to dinner.” I sipped my drink and offered a saccharine-sweet fake smile. “I did. Figured an important client like you should have more than one attorney to answer his questions.” Just as I set down my glass, I saw the other man I was waiting for enter the restaurant. He scanned the room, looking for me, so I held up my hand and waved. “Perfect timing. There’s Oliver now.” Gray glanced at the man heading toward us and back to me. Instead of being pissed off, the jerk was amused. “That’s cute. You invited a chaperone because you don’t trust yourself with me.”



 


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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Love Machine by Kendall Ryan - Review

  

      

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Author: Kendall Ryan
Publication Date:  16 July 2018
Publisher: Self-Published
Series:  StandAlone
Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Age Recommendation: 16 and Up
Rating: 4 Stars

~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~ 


Book Description:

 A best-friends-to-lovers standalone romance from New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan. 
She says she needs some help ... in the bedroom. Come again? No, really come again. Sweet, nerdy, lovable Keaton. She's my best friend and has been for years. Sure she likes numbers and math, and thinks doing other people's taxes is fun. And I like ... none of that stuff. She's obsessed with her cat and reads novels I'll never understand, and yet we just click. There's no one I'd rather share breakfast burritos with or binge watch hours Netflix. She's my person. And so when she takes off her glasses and asks me to help her improve her skills in the bedroom, I barely have to think about it. Of course I'll help her. There's no one better for the job. I've been there for her through everything, why should this be any different? But what happens when she's ready to take her new-found confidence and move on?    

  

   

My Review:

If you are looking for a fun, silly, (at times) steamy romance, you never have to look farther than a Kendall Ryan book.  She should on your go to list when you need a quick pick me up read that you know will always leave you smiling and with a happy heart.  That said I will admit going into this (even though I know better) with a little trepidation because come on, everyone's doing the nearly girl friends to lovers book lately and, ugh I was so ready for the annoying nerdy girl and the jerk of a super sexy way too cocky boy. Of course Kendall Ryan didn't fail me and while we get that geeky girl, though she's less of a geek to me and more of a work-a-holic who loves her 'geeky' job, she's not the annoying one you just want to bang on the head with your book while she whines about how she's too geeky for love and the boy...turns out that maybe he's the quiet sexy boy 'next door' that's just been waiting or his chance with the geeky girl from across the street.  

I really really loved Slate, also..kinda in love with that name, Slate...not Slade, Slate.  It just rolls off your tongue.  ;-)  He's cocky in a non-aggressive way.  He knows he's handsome, he knows he can get what he wants and honestly sounds like if it's offered he isn't often opposed to taking it, but at the same time there is something genuinely humble about him.  Almost as though he is a bit embarrassed by his (mmmhmmmmm, what's the world I want) social prowess.  

Keaton is a woman in charge of her life.  I love that about her.  She honestly gives two F*s what anyone else thinks about who she is, what she does, what she wants.  She is going to make her life happen on her own terms.  She's the strong independent woman we all want to be, but even with all that she is still lacking something and it's a deep romantic social connection.  What I love about her is that when she decides maybe it's her 'fault' (it's not) she takes charge and as Merida would say "decides to change her fate." What's the best way to go about that, lists of course...no actually it's ask your cocky sexy as heck best friends since you are in college to help you out and teach you the ways of romance.  Too bad, or is it, that romance turns out to be much much more than she ever bargained for.  

I loved these two together, Slate is sweet, thoughtful, and even though he may not admit it secretly been in love with his best friend for years.  Keaton, is strong and yet scared in so many ways.  She's afraid to open herself up, to let someone love her because the idea of loving and losing is too great for her.  She's hard core friend zoned Slate, but it only takes one text to change it all and I am honestly so proud of this character for just being gutsy and putting her needs out there.  They of course have some downs in the middle of their ups. I will admit to getting a little frustrated with Keaton because it felt like she over reacted a time or two, but I think in the end it's simply her fear talking.  Slate, you just can't help but love him..as well as their group of friends, those ladies are a hoot.  

If you are looking for a pick me up kind of book.  One to give you lots of lovely feels and leave you happy when you close the cover, look no further.  Love Machine is a good time read and another win from Kendall Ryan!  

~ HAPPY READING ~

 





 A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She's a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she's appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine. Visit her at: www.kendallryanbooks.com for the latest book news, and fun extras

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