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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Read an #Excerpt from Leave The Night On by Laura Trentham + #Giveaway




31450643Leave The Night On 
(Cottonbloom #4)
by Laura Trentham
Paperback, 350 pages
Expected publication: August 1st 2017 by St. Martin's Paperbacks
ISBN 1250130956
Love, betrayal, and sweet revenge--life in Cottonbloom is about to get a whole lot hotter . . .

Sutton Mize is known for lavishing attention on the customers who flock to her boutique on the wealthy side of her Mississippi town. So when she finds a lace thong in her fiance's classic cherry-red Camaro, she knows just who she sold it to: her own best friend. In an instant, Sutton's whole world goes up in flames. . .

Wyatt Abbott has harbored a crush on Sutton since he was a young kid from the other side of the tracks. He witnessed Sutton's shocking discovery in the Camaro at his family-owned garage--and it made him angry. What kind of man could take lovely, gorgeous Sutton for granted? But then Sutton comes up with an idea: Why not give her betrothed a taste of his own medicine and pretend that she's got a lover of her own? Wyatt is more than happy to play the hot-and-heavy boyfriend. But what begins as a fictional affair soon develops into something more real, and more passionate, than either Sutton or Wyatt could have imagined. Could it be that true love has been waiting under the hood all along? 


Tuesday, July 25, 2017

5 Wine Glass #Review for Hate to Want You by Alisha Rai




29422692Title:  Hate to Want You
Series: Forbidden Hearts #1
Author:  Alisha Rai
Format:  Paperback & eBook, 384pgs
Published:  July 25, 2017 by Avon
ASIN: B01LYE196D
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N
Source: Publisher
Reviewer:  Kimberly
Rating:  5 out of 5 Wine Glasses

One night. No one will know.

That was the deal. Every year, Livvy Kane and Nicholas Chandler would share one perfect night of illicit pleasure. The forbidden hours let them forget the tragedy that haunted their pasts-and the last names that made them enemies.

Until the night she didn’t show up.

Now Nicholas has an empire to run. He doesn’t have time for distractions and Livvy’s sudden reappearance in town is a major distraction. She’s the one woman he shouldn’t want…so why can’t he forget how right she feels in his bed?

Livvy didn’t come home for Nicholas, but fate seems determined to remind her of his presence–and their past. Although the passion between them might have once run hot and deep, not even love can overcome the scandal that divided their families.

Being together might be against all the rules…but being apart is impossible.



Kimberly’s Thoughts:
Growing up as the pseduo prince and princess of their families, it was almost inevitable that Nicholas and Livvy would end up together. However, their world gets shattered when tragedy strikes and they find themselves ripped apart.
Ten years later and Livvy is back home to take care of her mother and maybe get back some of what was lost to her.
Nicholas wants something too, more than one night a year.

Happy #BookBirthday to Summer on Firefly Lake by Jen Gilroy + #Giveaway




32941281Summer on Firefly Lake 
(Firefly Lake #2)
by Jen Gilroy 
Mass Market Paperback, 368 pages
Expected publication: July 25th 2017 by Forever
ISBN 1455569607
Sometimes love is better the second time around . . .

Mia Gibbs spent her marriage putting her husband's needs before her own. And now, after a painful divorce, she's building a new life for herself and her two daughters back home at Firefly Lake. The last thing she needs is a man to complicate things. But former bad boy turned friend Nick McGuire-and the one kiss they've shared-has turned everything upside down . . .

Attorney Nick McGuire wasn't meant to be a family man. His career has always been his focus and after taking time out to help his mother, he's ready to get back to the city . . . until Mia and her daughters arrive at Firefly Lake. Mia is beautiful and intriguing, and it doesn't take long to realize being "just friends" will never be enough. As the summer nights turn colder, Nick will have to choose between the life he's always wanted . . . and the woman he can't live without.


Happy #BookBirthday to Fatal Threat by Marie Force




32336122Fatal Threat 
(Fatal #11)
by Marie Force 
Paperback, 384 pages
Expected publication: July 25th 2017 by Harlequin Books
ISBN 0373801904
With a killer on the loose, it's the worst time to be on lockdown…

It's just another day at the office for Washington Metro Police lieutenant Sam Holland when a body surfaces off the shores of the Anacostia River. But before Sam can sink her teeth into the new case, Secret Service agents seize her from the crime scene. A threat has been made against her family, but nobody will tell her anything—including the whereabouts of her husband, Vice President Nick Cappuano.

This isn't the first time the couple's lives have been at risk, but when a bombshell from Sam's past returns to haunt her, she can't help but wonder if there's a connection. With a ruthless killer out for vengeance, and Nick struggling to maintain his reputation after secrets from his own past are revealed, Sam struggles to tie the threat to a murder that can't possibly be a coincidence. And she has to get it done before her husband's career is irrevocably damaged…


Monday, July 24, 2017

Top Summer Reads with Grace Burrowes of Too Scot to Handle + #Giveaway




Top 5 Summer Reads


I go to my keepers in summer (also in winter, spring, and fall…)
  1. Not Quite a Lady (Loretta Chase), or The Last Hellion or Lord of Scoundrels or, or, or… 
  2. Slightly Dangerous (Mary Balogh) or any of the Slightlys
  3. Angel in a Red Dress (Judith Ivory) or anything by Judith Ivory 
  4. Being a Beast – nonfiction by Charles Foster, veterinarian and medical ethicist 
  5. Thinking, Fast and Slow—nonfiction, oldie but goodie (2012) by Nobel Laureate Daniel Kahneman 


Sunday, July 23, 2017

4 Wine Glass #Audio #Review for Super Sushi Ramen Express: One Family's Journey Through the Belly of Japan by Michael Booth




27840867Title: The Super Sushi Ramen Express: One Family's Journey Through the Belly of Japan
Author: Michael Booth
Narrator: Ralph Lister
Format: Unabridged Audiobook, 10 hours and 15 minutes
Published: Sept 6, 2016 (Highbridge, a division of Recorded Books)
ISBN-10: 1681683083
ISBN-13: 978-1681683089
Links: Goodreads | Amazon | B&N | Audible
Reviewer: Linda
Source: Audiobook Jukebox (http://audiobookjukebox.squarespace.com/)
Rating: 4 out of 5 Wine Glasses

Japan is the pre-eminent food nation on earth. The Japanese go to the most extraordinary lengths and expense to eat the finest, most delectable, and downright freakiest food imaginable. Their creativity, dedication and ingenuity, not to mention courage in the face of dishes such as cod sperm, whale penis and octopus ice cream, is only now beginning to be fully appreciated in the sushi-saturated West, as are the remarkable health benefits of the traditional Japanese diet.

Inspired by Shizuo Tsuji's classic book, Japanese Cooking, A Simple Art, food and travel writer Michael Booth sets off to take the culinary pulse of contemporary Japan, learning fascinating tips and recipes that few westerners have been privy to before. Accompanied by with two fussy eaters under the age of six, he and his wife travel the length of the country, from bear-infested, beer-loving Hokkaido to snake-infested, seaweed-loving Okinawa.

Along the way, they dine with - and score a surprising victory over - sumos; meet the indigenous Ainu; drink coffee at the dog café; pamper the world's most expensive cows with massage and beer; discover the secret of the Okinawan people's remarkable longevity; share a seaside lunch with free-diving, female abalone hunters; and meet the greatest chefs working in Japan today. Less happily, they trash a Zen garden, witness a mass fugu slaughter, are traumatised by an encounter with giant crabs, and attempt a calamitous cooking demonstration for the lunching ladies of Kyoto. They also ask, 'Who are you?' to the most famous TV stars in Japan.

What do the Japanese know about food? Perhaps more than anyone on else on earth, judging by this fascinating and funny journey through an extraordinary food-obsessed country.



Linda's Thoughts: