Beyond Repair by Chelsea Camaron (Daddys Girls series) @chelseacamaron #review


I loved this series. The first book was just the beginning. The second Salvaged was so emotionally charged. I felt it for weeks after I was done. Full Throttle was a little edgy and more dram than the others. Now I get Beyond Repair and this was the steamiest work that Chelsea Camaron has produced. I know I read and devour all of her books. So The ending of the last left us thinking about Harrison (Harry) it left an awkward pause. Now that being said, I knew the next was going to feature my Harry. BINGO here he is. Harry’s entire past comes out with the hauntings and all. So he is not running away as much as starting over.

When things ended with Tiffany it was dished out sort of one sided. I will say when she shows up in this book it didn’t take long for me to see redemption. I knew her acting the way she did was not her, the real Tiffany. I have had all these characters in my head for all these books and I know them. Therefore I saw redemption and Tiffany hooking up. It was a feeling that I had from Full Throttle, I sort of knew that this Southern Belle was not evil.

It was very deep when Harrison was involved with Sophia. I know for a fact the surface was for display, and there was a lot underneath on both parts. A big reveal there too. I totally got Sophia and why she never wanted to get involved with anyone. My heart broke for her after the reveal too. Not going to say a word other than unexpected!


What happens between these two people is deep. This is her most erotic work ever. I will swoon over Harry for many months to come.The best part and I am NOT sorry if it is a spoiler but there are piercings involved. YEP not only Harry, but Tiffany too. Scream a four letter word with me! I was blown away by this one!



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Leaves of Autumn by Luke-Dakota Massey #review


Totally loved this book. The entire concept was out of the norm. It was such an enjoyable book. There is a lot to be said about the statement ” too much: religion, time, cloning, and love ” The company, was great, unique and I hope lots of others will feel the same way I did. The “test subjects ” Adriana Elizabeth Sanders and Wesley Neil White” where great as well. I remember years ago people getting paid to donate blood, then sperm donors, why not this? It was such a cliche that Adriana has medical bills and Wesley is wants to add to his resume and become a famous actor.

Seriously I am not into spoilers or babbling about the plot, but I will say the harmony was there! Maybe becoming an experiment isnt all that bad. Obviously they fall for each other and that is all I will say. I loved it!


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Unscrupulous The Manhattanites by Avery Aster #review @averyaster


This is the second in the Manhattanites series. The book states it is a stand alone DONT believe it. You MUST read book 1. Dont cheat yourself and skip it. I am screaming it!

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So here I go…onto the reasons why I love Warner Truman. He is one of the richest men on the planet who has a good upbringing. Surprise surprise, no divorce, no abuse, and no drama. That is refreshing. So this spa and hotel  mogul has a past relationship that is sad, but turns him into a charity philanthropist.  No spoilers.  

At the end of book 1 he encounters Taddy Brill. He knows Mademoiselle Red. What he does not know is that she is Taddy. Then bam bingo he is hooked. He goes a long time sniffing for the tuberose scent. When he snuffs he out OMG! She is stunning, and very confident. Taddy Brill is under Warner’s skin. He wants her and he is determined to get her. 


What I love is the way that Taddy is described and written. She is an amazing woman who is so strong and independent  You will love her even more when you peel back all of those layers. It is a very deep and emotional book. This woman is a fierce friend who will stop at nothing to help Lex, Vive and Blake. She is the most loyal boss to Kiki her assistant. That is the other reason I love her. The tale of Kiki is almost as good as the way she cares for Birdie, Lex’s Mom. 99297-bigswoon lots of steam

The next book better come fast because this series is so hot it is a best seller for sure. The romance and sex Oh my! It is naughty and romantic at the same time. It is thought provoking in a very good way!



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Bad Girls by Deborah Doucette @DJDouce #review



Rebecca Griffin is the main character in the book. It starts out with the background of her family. Granted if you never grew up with this type of family it is hard to relate to. I don’t think someone from Texas would relate to them as easily as I did. I don’t know if Rebecca’s mom would be indeared either. My Mother is still the exact same way, some say harsh. Still has plastic runners over the carpet, makes gravy on Sunday and is on an all out war with someone every day. That being said I did totally relate to her. As I grew up I understood the term “bad girls”, others like “she became pregnant/got in trouble”, “went away”for going to jail, and being called a “tomato”because you were easy.


Things take a turn when Rebecca learns of a few things, one being her husband is having an affair. Now Rebecca has issues with Dana her daughter. I sort of needed a little more Dana. Rebecca was a little over the top with Dana and worries sometime lead to you asking a question of yourself. Do you think you can change her? stop her? love her any more or less? It was a good mother/daughter battle. Sometimes the internal battle and self punishment can be worse than actually acting on what you think.

I enjoyed the book and thought that the mystery aspect had it appeal. I think if you look past the cover and read it you will enjoy it too. When I say that, I mean the cover doesn’t depict anything, certainly not a story like this. It is not mysterious in a time frame the book is referencing.

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I began writing professionally after my son was born – a later-in-life surprise baby. A wonderful blessing, and one that helped to galvanize me to reflect on where I was in my career and what I really wanted to do. I knew that answer was, write! Soon, I was writing articles for local newspapers and looking for other opportunities. Then another life-altering event occurred when my granddaughter was born which spun me around and sent me in another direction focusing on grandparents raising their grandchildren and subsequently writing my first book, RAISING OUR CHILDREN’S CHILDREN now undergoing a revision to return as, ROOM IN THE HEART, with a new life! My novel, BAD GIRLS, (which I sometimes describe as a cross between Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman and Moonstruck), will be released in July 2013. I’m currently working on a new novel

Romancing the Bookworm by Kate Evangelista @KateEvangelista @tale_of_reviews #Review


Sometimes, even the best-laid plans can unravel.

It’s spring break, and Tamara Winters would rather stay on campus and read romance novels than flaunt her size-fourteen body on a beach. But her best friend, Ronni, has other ideas. Against her wishes, Tamara is whisked away to picturesque Maverick Bay, where she’s wrangled into waiting tables with Ronni at the Shore Shack for its busy week leading to Maverick’s Surf Invitational. There she meets fellow schoolmate Xavier Solomon, the Invitational’s organizer and campus womanizer by reputation. From the moment Tamara sees him emerging from the waves like a hero in of one of her romance novels, all she wants to do is run away from the feelings he inspires in her.

Little does she know Xavier has been watching her for weeks now. In fact, after failed attempts at asking her out on campus, he’s concocted a crazy plan: fabricating romantic situations straight out of her favorite books. Xavier quickly realizes that if Tamara gets a whiff of his designs, he might as well spell CREEPER across his forehead. Yet as they grow closer, he’s convinced it’s a risk worth taking. What he hasn’t planned on, of course, is his drug-addicted, alcoholic stepbrother, who decides to join the fun and put a wrench in Xavier’s scheme.

Spring break is proving hotter than Tamara expected. Will her romance novels be able to compete?



This was my sort of read so I gobbled it right up. A really great chick lit beach read. The character of Tamara is loveable with a capital L. I know that if this is your genre, she will get an A+ for character creation. Amen! A girl who loves to read and has her nose in a book. I think millions of us can agree that is relateable. I think it helped from the start to identify with Tamara. 

The part of the story focusing on surfing was cool. I love to watch it and being in California, it is everywhere. So I adore something I can relate to. 



Tamara is not the sexy I need a little mascara and lip gloss girl. She is a typical average sized woman! So it has a few good men, namely Ronni, Zander and Xavier. They are all equally loveable.  They make you shut down and enjoy. There really is nothing better than good characters that engross you. Xavier and his plan were one of my favorite parts of the book. I won’t give away any of that, but he wants someone……..

Overall this was a really great summer beach read! There were a few naughty parts, but nothing over the top. We all want sex but for the story purpose of course LOL. So grab it and enjoy something light, romantic and fluffy. If you have friends like Tamara say a little thank you and value them.



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When Kate Evangelista was told she had a knack for writing stories, she did the next best thing: entered medical school. After realizing she wasn’t going to be the next Doogie Howser, M.D., Kate wandered into the Literature department of her university and never looked back. Today, she is in possession of a piece of paper that says to the world she owns a Literature degree. To make matters worse, she took Master’s courses in creative writing. Ms. Evangelista lives in the Philippenes.

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The Disappearing Girl by Heather Topham Wood @woodtop255 @Tale_of_reviews #review

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First let me say that this topic is a tough topic to tackle at any age, but for the main character Kayla it was at a very pivotal time. Kayla’s story starts out really difficult. There are a few conversations, although one sided, between her and her Mom that are VERY hard to read. 

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The point I am trying to make is that her Mother, who obviously has issues, is totally to blame. The author writes this subject matter in a way that makes you totally want to go to Carl’s Junior and smear a jalapeno burger on her face! After that get her some chili cheese fries and force her to eat them all. Yes I hated her and what did did to Kayla and her sister. 

Kayla began this dangerous obsession with losing weight just as she meets Cameron. Cameron Bennett is trying, as Kayla resists his advances. He does succeed. Thankfully Cameron is the BEST character in the book. I really think this is a must read! For those who love drama, romance, very difficult subjects and angst. The redemption and healing aspect will make you smile! It will fill up your angst tank for sure. 

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Heather Topham Wood’s obsession with novels began in childhood while growing up in a shore town in New Jersey. Writing since her teens, she recently returned to penning novels after a successful career as a freelance writer. She’s the author of the paranormal romance Second Sight series and the standalone The Disappearing Girl.

Heather graduated from the College of New Jersey in 2005 and holds a bachelor’s degree in English. Her freelance work has appeared in publications such as USA Today,, Outlook by the Bay and Step in Style magazine. She resides in Trenton, New Jersey with her husband and two sons. Besides writing, Heather is a pop culture fanatic and has an obsession with supernatural novels and TV shows.


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The Bow Wow Club by Nicola May @NicolaMay1 #review

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As per my usual starting sentence, I love me some chick lit. Yes I love the style in which Nicola May writes. Mostly I enjoy the “real” aspect. Because it is sad, humerus and sexy, but not over the top. The people in her books are not wealthy, millionaires who flaunt or voluptuous woman. They are very relate-able to me. The main character is Ruby and she is at a turning point in her life. Tragedy strikes and it is a great exploration of loss. I feel so bad for her losing her husband! He was the love of her life in such a way that it hurts to read that part. smiles angel

The sub characters like Fiona (Fi) are just the remedy for what ales poor Ruby. It is a VERY touching story. After Ruby is at her lowest who comes charging in? Fiona, strong, loving,  and demanding. She surely gets Ruby out of the slump and back into the game. Ruby goes to a group Bow Wow Club (Boyfriends of Widows, Wives of Widowers). Therapy and a HUGE reveal change Ruby’s future forever. When Ruby meets Michael I was hopeful. I thought maybe it was too soon but he was good medicine. (gushing here at the racy scenes) It goes up and down and then you gasp out loud at the reveal.happy jumping smiley5

Overall I think this has been her best book so far. I see the difference in emotions and character development. She keeps you guessing about a few things and that is the build up I like in a book. I enjoyed this book more than The School Gates and Better Together. I did not think that was possible. Better Together was equally as sexy as this one.


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My fourth novel The School Gates won an award for best author read at Festival of Romance.

My other bestselling novels are Working it Out, Star Fish & Better Together. Details can be found at

I look forward to sharing my heartfelt and fun books with you.

Better Together by Nicola May @nicolamay1 #review

Better Together

Jess is nearly 40 when she meets Dan Harris at a party. She is single, sorted, happy – with a great job and a buzzy social and sex-life. All of this is threatened when she falls deeply in love with Dan, who is only 23. 

Jess, being older, recognises this as the real, precious thing – but in his immaturity, Dan does not. Unable to cope with the stigma of being with an older woman, he eventually leaves her. 

Ten years pass…

Jess, who is still gorgeous at 50, is married now, with a child of her own.They meet again. The years fall away.
This time, Dan understands – but is it too late?

My review: 

Well I really enjoyed this one. There were parts that made me so sad and parts that I yelled at the book. sometimes walking away from someone is the hardest thing to do and Jess killed me when she did that. I think the love of her life was there, and so what he was younger! I was filled with angst!

I was being a little selfish thinking that I wanted more. I think the book could have been longer. One of my favorite quotes was “Being honest with you, Jess, I actually arranged to see Dave later as I knew that we’d be at it like rabbits if not. And as I am officially on the rebound, that wouldn’t be acceptable, now would it?

I think I hit a little jackpot meeting this author. Now I set out to read the rest of the books and plan a bundle giveaway! She needs to get some press from the states ladies read on!!


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‘Being honest with you, Jess, I actually arranged to see Dave later as I knew that we’d be at it like rabbits if not. And as I am officially on the rebound, that wouldn’t be acceptable, now would it?’

She wanted to taunt this man, who had so readily dismissed her, the minute she had told him she was pregnant with his child. She was so lucky to have met Dan when she did, and was so easily able to pass Evie off as his. ‘Of course I haven’t told him. I’m not that stupid.

‘I don’t care.’ Jess said her voice beginning to crack. ‘I love being with you. It’s the happiest I’ve ever been in my life. You make me…’ She was lost for words. ‘We’re better together that’s all.’ She couldn’t contain her tears any longer.

Sam waved his beautiful wife and daughter off of the drive. Tears stung his eyes at the nature of his betrayal. What on earth was he thinking? How could he possibly even think of leaving this wonderful woman, adorable child and settled life behind for what?

It was incomprehensible; Sam was the father of Dan’s child! How could that be?

At least now, with him gone from their lives, she and Freya could move on, with no deceit hanging over them. Just pure honesty, trust and love.

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Hello, I’m Nicola May, author of romantic comedy.

STOP PRESS: The School Gates has just WON Best Author Published Read at Festival of Romance!!

My fourth novel The School Gates is out now on both Kindle and in paperback. It follows the lives of 4 very different mums and one gay dad and how their lives intertwine at the school gates. Chick Lit with a kick I call it as deals with some pretty tough issues. It has just been shortlisted for best self published novel. Winners to be announced at Festival of Romance on November 16th.

My other bestselling novels are Working it Out, Star Fish & Better Together. Deatils can be found at

I look forward to sharing my heartfelt and fun books with you.

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Tracee Ford is so hitting a part of paranormal that I LOVE! I am the biggest scaredy cat and would never read a vampire or werewolf book. I loved this book because it was the exact amount of fright for me. It made me think and be filled with angst, all without making me sleep with a night-light! This type of book I could devour everyday. The storyline and characters were excellent! The buildup with Robin Hillard, our main character, and Dr. Matthew Gregory was again perfect. They were very similar in many ways, but Robin believed in spiritual things, her “Creator” and Matthew didn’t.

Robin is a child welfare investigator who is level-headed, smart, educated, loving and also believes in what is “beyond tangible” She has feelings and beliefs. She came through a very frightening ordeal and I won’t give any of it away, but that is why I just adored her. Her faith is tested when her and Matt move into Pikeview Manor, a very old and grand house. The house has major history and aside from knowing it was built in the 1800′s Robin didn’t research it. A few times she was told to research it and when things get really serious for her and Matt, she does. The entire restoration was dragging them down.


NOT going to say anything else except READ it NOW!! I can’t wait to read Undone which will be out soon!



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