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Happy Book Birthday & ARC #Review of Shameful (Shameless Trilogy #2) by M. Malone & Nana Malone! @minxmalone @nanamalone

 

Title: Shameful
Series: Shameless Trilogy #2
Authors: M. Malone & Nana Malone
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 5, 2017
Blurb
I am the thing that goes bump in the night. I am a liar, a protector…a killer…I am Noah Blake.
And now that she knows my secret, she hates me.
The guilt and shame I carry around is bad enough…But seeing the distrust in her eyes, that will kill me before my enemies do…

 

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Excerpt
Then she was kissing him again and not with the gentle hesitancy he’d expected. She gripped his hair in both hands and devoured, sucking on his bottom lip with a carnal growl that sent most of his blood racing south. Noah groaned as he hardened instantly and Lucia purred when she felt his arousal. The little vixen had the nerve to slide her legs up and around his waist, squeezing tight and ,rocking against his length.
“Lucia,” he breathed warningly.
“Yes. Did you need something?” She batted her eyelashes innocently. It was supposed to be innocent anyway but everything she did was sexy.
“Everything. I need everything from you.”
Something snapped in him and he was suddenly intensely grateful they were already on the bed. They fell back onto the covers in a tangle of arms and legs. He couldn’t get his mouth everywhere he wanted to at once and the urgency drove his need higher. Lucia bucked under him when he took a big mouthful of her breast, sucking hard through the fabric of her T-shirt.
“Need more,” he growled and then pushed her shirt up and pulled the lacy cup of her bra down so he could get at what he wanted.
“Yes, that feels so good,” Lucia whispered.
Her mouth fell open as his tongue swirled around the delicate point. Noah couldn’t have stopped if he’d tried. He couldn’t get enough of the taste of her skin. She whimpered his name several times before he gave her a break. When he pulled back, her nipple was hard and red as a cherry. Lucia’s eyes followed the movement when he licked his lips.
“Noah! Take this off,” she demanded.
He loved hearing the need in her voice, and her eyes glittered when he helped her sit up and pull the shirt off. At his first sight of her in nothing but panties and the lacy black bra, the swells of her generous breasts overflowing the cups, he almost broke down and begged right then and there. She was a goddess walking amongst mortals. Oblivious to his internal thoughts, Lucia pulled at the hem of his shirt.
“I’m the only one undressed. I’m feeling a little lonely over here.”
“We can’t have that.” Noah yanked his T-shirt over his head and threw it on the floor.
Lucia sighed and wrapped her arms around his neck, pulling him down into her embrace.
“I really was lonely, you know. For so long all I’ve wanted was for you to see me. For you to let me love you and give you the family you’ve never had. I’ll be your family, Noah. Me and, hopefully one day, our children. You’ll never feel alone again.”
His world stopped spinning and he pulled back to see her face. “Our kids?”
It shouldn’t have been a surprise. He knew Lucia wanted children and a traditional family. Wasn’t that why he’d hated watching her date so much? Because he’d known that one day she’d find some guy, marry him and pop out a few adorable babies. It had torn him up to imagine his Lucia round with another man’s baby.
But the idea of fathering her children hit him like a ton of bricks.
He came from the streets and had very few memories of his own father. What the hell did he know about any of that? He’d seen so few functional relationships that it was almost laughable to think he could suddenly be husband and father material. Lucia needed a man who could do both. He looked down at her all flushed and glowing with love in his bed. What had he ever done to deserve the love of a woman like this?
You don’t deserve it, the insidious voice in the back of his mind whispered. She has no idea what you are truly capable of.
“Noah? What’s wrong?”
He hadn’t even realized he’d pulled away until she spoke. Lucia crossed her arms, covering her breasts. Noah’s mind raced as he was assaulted with images of what the future might hold— Lucia holding a beautiful baby with his dark hair and her gray eyes. Lucia happy for a while until she figured out that Noah would never be the man she needed.
Lucia leaving him.
“Nothing. I need to check on things. Stay here.” He kissed her forehead softly when she started to speak. “I’ll be back.”
He could feel her eyes on his back as he knelt to grab his shirt off the floor. It felt like a laser drilling a hole through him and it only made him move faster. He needed to get away. Away from expectations and the love shining in her eyes. He had a job to do. He would never be the man Lucia truly deserved but he could be the protector she needed. All this emotion was enough to make him forget what was truly important, keeping her safe. Emotion made you soft and he couldn’t afford that.
Not with Lucia’s life on the line. 
Dear Lord above.  This book.  This series.   Did I mention that I normally don’t read trilogies until the last book is out?  There is still one more book to read and I can’t wait.  Noah and Lucia are a couple that at times make you swoon, then piss you off, then make you swoon again.  The banter between them is above any that I’ve read in a long time.  It’s real, relatable but above all, sweet.  Yes, sweet.
The authors have labeled this series Misadventures and I would agree.  There is action, suspense, miscommunication, comedy, sexy times but above all heart.  Noah and Lucia are real people.  Sure Noah isn’t all the good, according to him but in Lucia’s eyes, he is despite what has already happened in the first book.  In fact, when these two FINALLY have their “talk”, regardless of what has happened or will happen, they will not give up on each other.  Too much history between them.
I love the plot arc in the series.  The ending is a loud audible GASP at the end.  The authors know how to end a book in a trilogy.  I can’t believe that I have to wait until the end of the month for the ending.  Plus, I must know about Oskar, Matthias and the rest of Blake Security.  The men that work for Noah are really fleshed out without being intrusive.  However, they are crucial to the plot, romance and overall arc of the book.
Run, don’t walk to get this trilogy.  I HIGHLY recommend getting the free prequel.  The books stand alone (somewhat) but the prequel is a must.  
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So before I read the other books, I read this.  You need to read this book before any of the others.  It sets up the whole story arc and how Rafe, Noah, and Lucia are all connected.  Must read material.  Plus, come on.  The cover model is hot throughout the covers.  🙂  
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When I started to read this book, I honestly didn’t know what to expect.  What caught my eye was the hero’s name.  Noah.  My all time book boyfriend’s name is Noah.  As in Noah Clayborne (Shadow Dance by Julie Garwood).  I knew with a name like that, the book would be good.  It’s just not good, it’s AWESOME!  
As with any trilogy, the books must be read in order.  If you read my review from above, you’ll understand why.  The ending to this one left me gasping and going “Oh Hell NO!” but in a good way.  I never expect that and I quickly devoured the next book.  And yes, that ending left me breathless, too.  You know how you think you have figured out the plot and then the authors throw you?  Yep, they have done it with this book and I’m sure that when it is all said and done, I will be breathless again and crying at the same time.
Most people know that I don’t really like trilogies until the last book is out.  Well, I’ve made the exception with this series.  It’s hot, funny, relatable, suspenseful, characters that I love (even the secondary characters) and the writing is spot on.  I’ve read Nana Malone before and love your books.  M. Malone, this is my first time reading your work and I’m loving it.
I can not recommend this series highly.  I just wish I didn’t have to wait until the end of the month to find out how it ends.  And then, I’ll be a hot mess because I don’t want to say goodbye to Noah.  *sigh*
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M. Malone
NYT & USA Today bestselling author M. Malone lives in the Washington, DC metro area with her husband and their two sons. She holds a master’s degree in Business from a prestigious college that would no doubt be scandalized by how she’s using her expensive education.
Independently published, she has sold more than 1/2 million ebooks in her two series, THE ALEXANDERS and BLUE-COLLAR BILLIONAIRES. Since starting her indie journey in 2011 with the runaway bestselling novella “Teasing Trent,” her work has appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than a dozen times.
She’s now a full-time writer and spends 99.8% of her time in her pajamas.
Nana Malone
USA Today bestselling author Nana Malone’s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense novel she “borrowed” from her cousin.
It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick-butt heroines ever since. With her overactive imagination constantly channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.
While she waits for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as brazen and kick-butt as she thinks she is.
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Happy Release Day to Smart Tass by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff! #Smarttass @Mimijeanromance

From New York Times Bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff comes SMART TASS, a new Romantic Comedy.

 

He’s the hot quarterback all the girls want.

She’s the smart girl he loves to pick on.

And now that they’re all grown up, things are about to get geekin’ ugly…

 

My name is Tass. I’m smart, I’m driven, and I am determined not to let prankster Hunter Johnson continue raining on my parade. When we were little, he’d pull my hair and call me names. When we were teenagers, he’d throw food and tease me for being a flat-chested virgin.

But now that we’ve ended up at the same college, he’s out of his hot head if he thinks he can keep messing with my life. It’s like he’s fixated on me or something. Well, guess what, Mr. Amazefootball? I’m not that geeky little girl anymore and you do not screw with a smart woman.

So what’s my plan?

It’s definitely wild, and he’s about to find out…

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#Review of Best Laid Plans Box Set (Book #1 & #2) by Robyn Kelly w/a rafflecopter giveaway! @RobynKellyAuthr

Best Laid Plans Box Set

by Robyn Kelly

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GENRE:   Contemporary Romance

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BLURB:

Jillian Whitkins is an event planner who is ready to throw in the towel. She is managing a birthday party with a 50 Shades of Grey theme—and it’s turning into a disaster! The birthday girl is drunk, the guests are harassing her staff, and she is about to offend a real-life Christian Grey.

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Excerpt Two:

“You should invite me in.”

When did he become so formal? “Are you a vampire?” Isn’t that what Minerva called him—an emotional vampire? “You can’t cross a threshold without an invitation?”

“What was it you said earlier? ‘If I open this door, we are really going to do this.’ I need you to decide. Either invite me in or say good-night. It’s your choice, Jillian.”

Part of me wishes he would just come in and kiss me senseless and then ravish me. That’s not his style tonight. Still, I need to know a little more. “If I invite you in, what will happen?”

He raises his eyebrows and laughs, almost like a villain in an old James Bond film. “You want me to sell you on the idea of inviting me in?”

His lips curl into a sensual smile as he crosses his arms and leans against the doorframe. The pose suits him—he looks like an ad for sex. “What I want to do is explore. I want to explore your body, I want to explore what turns you on, and I want to explore what makes your eyes roll back in your head. I want to know what makes you whimper, what makes you moan, and what makes you shout my name.”

“You’re very persuasive.”

“I must be. I’ve turned myself on.” He straightens and drops his arms. “Invite me in.”

Despite every nagging doubt and fear, I hold out my hand. “Won’t you come in, Jackson?”

Remember how I said that I wouldn’t review a BDSM book on the blog again?  Remember how I never read FSOG or even seen the movies?  Remember me telling you that FSOG RUINED the sub-genre for me?  Well, this book has made me see the whole sub-genre in a different light.  Why?  Because the BDSM in the book is light (nothing you haven’t read before and it’s not graphic) and the main focus of the book is the romantic comedy.  Oh yes, romantic comedy.  There were times that I was laughing my rear off at Jillian and Jackson.

This book could easily be put into the category romance but with the elements of BDSM AND comedy, it just simply doesn’t fit.  It fits into its own category.  Don’t get me wrong about the BDSM elements.  I’m not making light of them at all.  In fact, I thought those parts of the book were very well written with a dash of humor that puts the reader at ease with them.  Jillian is a sub in the bedroom but a Dominant everywhere else.  Jackson is a Dominant through and through and has never met anyone like Jillian before.  We get a glimpse of his latest sub in the beginning of the book and it is not pretty.  In fact, Ms. It (as Jillian calls her) makes Jackson realize that he truly wants a relationship with Jillian beyond the bedroom.

Jillian isn’t an innocent when it comes to BDSM.  With all of her FSOG themed parties, she knows the when, why and hows and who to call for things but it is all clinical to her.  She’s never experienced it herself and that’s what Jackson is for.  But their relationship is much deeper than that.  Trust me.  And that’s one of the biggest issues that this couple has.  Trust issues.  Her’s come from an alcoholic dead husband and mother.  His comes from being in jail and foster care.  In fact, the big black moment in the book comes from a confession from his mother and it’s painful to read but it explains so much of how Jackson is and the man that doesn’t want to be to Jillian.

Usually, in BDSM books, the Dom is an Alpha*ole but Jackson isn’t.  Sure he is firm with Jillian but Jillian makes him human.  It’s hard NOT to fall in love with him.  He’s all bark and not bite.  In fact, Jillian has a nickname at the office called The Lion Tamer.  Trust me, the scenes at work are hilarious.  If I had one complaint is the amount of clothing that is ripped in the book.  I can’t imagine wearing expensive stuff and having it ripped off all the time but hey, that’s just me.  But it works in the book and their relationship.

Since our author lives in Frisco, she name drops all the fab locations, restaurants and the like.  I really felt like I was on a tour at times.  She also writes a tightly woven tale of romance that really sneaks up on you in the end.  The pacing is fast and the sex is hot.  But underneath it all is a great book with terrific characters that I cared about, want to read more about and swooned over in the end.

Right now as I’m typing this I’m reading the last book in the trilogy.  Yes, there is the 3rd book.  I knew that I just HAD to find out how their relationship plays out with the HEA.  I’m not sure if I will finish it before this blog goes live.  I’m trying, really trying.

More please, sir.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

 

Robyn Kelly is my pen name. I work for one of the top boutique event planning companies in San Francisco, and I can’t risk having our clientele (or my boss) discover my passion for aggressive, sexual, alpha men.

I write the kinds of stories I like to read. I realized the top four things I love in a romance are:

The chase. I don’t care how hot or rich the hero is, he’s got to work for it if he wants in to my heroine’s panties—for at least four chapters!

Second chances. My heroines aren’t virgins. They are women who have loved and lost before.

I’m not against virgins, some of my best friends in high school were virgins. I just think they should stick with bad boys, and leave the billionaires to us experienced women.

Humor.  I love a book that can get me both hot and laughing.

Happy endings. They’re so much better than cliff-hangers.

Website:

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Link to buy book – only on Amazon & Amazon KU

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M8IZM0A

The book is only $0.99.

 

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Robyn Kelly will be awarding $20 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour.
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