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#Review of Uncharted Waters by Micah Persell w/a rafflecopter giveaway! @MicahPersell

Uncharted Waters

by Micah Persell

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GENRE: Contemporary Romance (spicy)

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BLURB:

When a hermit and a scientist are snowbound in a cabin in the woods, the sparks they generate just might melt it all down in this scorching and sensual romance.

Scientist Bethany Morgan discovers the schematics to a world-changing recycling system that will help her realize her greatest dream: providing clean water to the world. The only problem? She must track down the creator, a Dr. Anderson, to help her complete the prototype, and he’s been missing for decades.

James Anderson has clung to the quiet, pain-free existence he’s made in the mountains since his father’s death years ago. But when the determined scientist he rescued gets snowed in at his cabin for an undetermined time, his world is turned upside down…

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Excerpt Two:

Her pillow would not stop wiggling. She gritted her teeth, furrowing her brow. Cracking one eye, she found herself staring at flannel. A short distance away, her hand lay sprawled across a row of buttons. As she watched, her hand rose and fell.

Ah, not a pillow, then. James.

She opened her other eye and raised her head a bit, gazing down at their bodies. She was all over him, plastered against his side with her arm across his chest and her leg across his thighs.

She didn’t know what had happened to James’s fastidious blanket wall, but she’d probably had something to do with its demise. She craned around enough to look over her shoulder without relinquishing her hold on her lumberjack pillow.

The blanket was on the floor beside the bed.

I know that authors hate to hear that their book is cute, but this one really is cute.  I love that our reluctant hero, James is a virgin.  I won’t go into the whole “why” he is but to say that his back story is fantastic would be an understatement.  I love how Ms. Persell slowly let us get to know James in the book.  We get to know him through his thoughts, feelings and eventually his budding relationship with Bethany.  There are moments in the book that just makes you want to reach out and tell James that everything will be okay and hold him like a baby.  Bethany doesn’t baby him necessarily but when it comes to the sexual part of their relationship, she is careful.

Overall, I really liked Bethany, too.  She’s a strong, smart woman that knows what she wants in the beginning but as you know when feelings start showing up, she has to decide what’s more important.  The black moment and the resulting chapters after are golden.  I love how she stood up to her boss.  You go, girl!  She found something better since coming back from the mountain and James and she knew it.  I also liked that she never make James feel inadequate in the bedroom, too.  Finding the romance books in his library was a hoot.  He wasn’t stupid in that department, just very unsure of himself.

This book is not techie at all.  The science part is very straight forwarded and I would like to know that something like this is happening or could happen.  There is plenty of sly humor, too.  Not laugh out loud but enough to bring a smile to your face.  James and Bethany scorched up my Kindle; sensual, sexy but nothing too graphic.  Their relationship is slow building but once they figure out the sex part…

Overall, I LOVED this book.  James is a great guy that never really knew how to be around women and Bethany needed to figure out what was more important in her life.  Science, love or maybe both?  See for yourself.  You won’t be disappointed.  Plus, come on…the cover?  Dang…

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Micah Persell lives in Southern California with her husband, 1.7 children, and menagerie of pets. She writes romance with strong women, smart minds, and scorching love. Visit her online at www.micahpersell.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/MicahPersell, and on Twitter @MicahPersell.

Buy Links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Uncharted-Waters-Micah-Persell-ebook/dp/B073BMXKTR

Simon & Schuster: http://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Uncharted-Waters/Micah-Persell/9781507206119

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/uncharted-waters-10

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Happy Book Birthday & ARC #Review of The Billionaire in Her Bed by Regina Kyle w/a rafflecopter giveaway! @Regina_Kyle1 @reginakyleautho @entangledpub @entangledpublishing #giveaway

The Billionaire in Her Bed
by Regina Kyle

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GENRE: Contemporary Romance

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BLURB:

Real estate mogul Eli Ward needs to keep a low profile on his new project. He’s expecting a fight from the somewhat eclectic folks currently living there. What he doesn’t expect is for that fight to be led by Brooke Worthington, the woman who rocked his world one unforgettable night. The one woman who doesn’t know who he is, which is a good thing. She just sees him as a regular guy. It’s refreshing.

Graphic designer and part-time bartender Brooke Worthington refuses to follow her family’s plan for her. She’s too busy building her artistic career. She doesn’t have time for relationships, either, especially with the super hot Eli, because she has to save the building she lives in with people she thinks of as her real family from some greedy real estate billionaire.

These two have secrets and chemistry that is nothing short of explosive.

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Excerpt Three:

“One night.” She stared at a spot over his shoulder, desperate for something to distract her from the overwhelming scent of him, soap and sandalwood and sweat. No dice.

“It was supposed to be one night.”

“Do you believe in fate?”

His warm breath danced across her cheek and tickled her ear.

“Because it seems to be telling us otherwise.”

No, she didn’t. She believed in hard work and perseverance. Why else would she still be banging her head against the wall trying to get a top-drawer publisher interested in her novel?
She went for sarcastic, hoping it would scare him off.

“Maybe it’s telling me you’re a stalker.”

“Who doesn’t know your last name yet somehow found out where you live and rented an apartment in your building?”

She gave a half-hearted shrug. “Could happen.”

“Or it could be when I met you that night at Flotsam and Jetsam I was apartment hunting, and I was as surprised to see you at the tenants’ meeting as you were to see me. Call it a happy coincidence.”

“I don’t believe in coincidence, either.”

“What do you believe in?” His baby blues, mysterious and mesmerizing, bored into hers.

“Luck?”

She broke free from his spellbinding gaze, dragging her eyes down to his awe-inspiring chest and focusing on the fire-engine red “ALL” in the center of his Metallica T-shirt.

“Luck is when preparation meets opportunity.”

“Then it looks like this is my lucky day.”

“Why is that?”

“Because this is my opportunity to convince you the universe wants us to spend some time together.” He slid a finger under her chin and lifted her face to his. “And I’m prepared to stay right here until you agree.”

 

What can I say?  It’s another Indulgence which is my crack of choice in reading.  I won’t bore you with my love for the line or the tropes that are associated with it.  But I will have to say that this is one of the better Indulgence books that I’ve read in a while.  Why do I say this?  Because this book deals with two people that not only have secrets about themselves but also the impact of real estate developers buying properties and then displacing the current residents.  Ms. Kyle doesn’t preach about it but the way that she tells the show is how much I loved this book.

Ms. Kyle not only incorporates how Eli comes to live at the building where Brooke lives but how the residents at the building slowly become his friends.  Doesn’t hurt that Eli and Brooke get to spend a lot of time together getting to know each other and have unlimited smexy times but Ms. Kyle has some of the best secondary characters that I’ve read in some time.  Between David & Chris, Charise and the baby and the Feingolds, you get the sense of community right from the start and I fell in love with all of them.

The chemistry between Eli and Brooke is off the charts but what I really liked about them is their ability to actually get to know each other.  Of course, these two have massive secrets but it’s NOT what you think.  In fact, I think that their secrets are somewhat anti-climatic.  Sure, sure the secrets are revealed near the end of the book but Eli and Brooke had already made that connection and fell in love.  I loved both Eli and Brooke from the start.  No major skeletons in the closet just two people that didn’t expect to find each other and fall in love.

I just loved this book and Ms. Kyle’s style of writing.  She writes tightly and to the point.  There are no unnecessary fillers in her story.  I liked Eli and Brooke’s sister…a lot.  I feel like Brooke’s sister needs her own story.  I loved her and how she really is there for Brooke, regardless of their parents.

Overall, this is one the best Indulgence books that I’ve read.  It’s tight, sexy, relevant and the characters are fantastic.  I looked forward to reading more from Ms. Kyle.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Regina Kyle knew she was destined to be an author when she won a writing contest at age ten with a touching tale about a squirrel and a nut pie. By day, she writes dry legal briefs, representing the state in criminal appeals. At night, she writes steamy romance with heart and humor.

A lover of all things theatrical, Regina lives on the Connecticut coast with her husband, teenage daughter and two melodramatic cats. When she’s not writing, she’s most likely singing, reading, cooking or watching bad reality television. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America and of her local RWA chapter. Her book Triple Dare was a 2016 Booksellers’ Best Award winner.

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Buy Links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074SYQX47/

BN: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/billionaire-in-her-bed-regina-kyle/1126974476?ean=9781640631946

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Happy Book Birthday & ARC #Review of Oh Henry (OHellNo Series #2) by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff w/a rafflecopter giveaway! #romantic comedy @MimiJeanRomance

Oh Henry

OHellNo Series, Book #2

by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

From New York Times Bestseller, Mimi Jean Pamfiloff, Comes OH, HENRY, Book Two of the Ohellno Series. (Stand Alone Story.)

SHE’S GOT ME BY THE FOOTBALLS…

My name is Henry Walton, and though I’ve been called many things throughout my life—tree trunk, moose, walrus—I am now six foot five, solid muscle, and the hottest defensive end in the NFL college draft. This is the moment I’ve been waiting for: fame, women, and glory.

Just one problem: I’m suddenly in a bad slump. And it started the moment I got dumped by Elle, the nerdy goddess with thick glasses, a smokin’ hot body, and a genius IQ.

So what gives? We only dated for a few weeks, and it’s not like I’ve missed her. (Much.) Regardless, all the facts point to one conclusion. Elle is my lucky nerd-charm.

So call me superstitious, but I have to get her back before I lose everything. Even if she’s the last girl I should want and she now hates my guts.

I realize that I’m late with this review.  I usually schedule my stuff but I didn’t with this one.  I read it, put it down and then Hurricane Harvey hit.  My husband’s family is directly affected by it and we’ve been under a lot of stress, worrying and it’s made me physically sick.  I apologize to Mimi Jean and to everyone else.

THIS.BOOK.  Oh, my word.  If I wasn’t laughing, I was swooning and then I wanted to slap both of them upside their heads with their absolute stupidity at times.  I read Smart Tass before I read this and you could it for somewhat of an understanding in Elle and Henry’s relationship but it can be a stand alone.  But hey, it’s Mimi Jean so you NEED to read their book, too.  Mimi Jean just gets college aged people.  She doesn’t throw a bunch of unnecessary angst in their stories but she does manage to throw some twists in their stories that are very realistic and relatable.

Henry and Elle both have very serious family situations going on in their lives.  Elle’s is rather sad and Henry’s is just UGH!  I won’t go into either one of them right now but they do intersect and the sacrifices that one of them makes made me sad and mad at the same time.  I will go ahead and tell you that Elle and Henry’s story isn’t finished.  The cliffy/teaser at the end is a doozy and I have to wait until next year (I think) to see what happens.  I’m not a happy person but that’s Mimi Jean for you and I love her all the same.

You will love how Henry and Elle relate to each other regardless of the so-called “class” of what defines on campus.  She’s brilliant and he’s the jock bound for the NFL.  The truths about sororities and frats is so true.  I never pledged just because of it.  Ugh but Mimi Jean nailed it.  Everything she wrote in this book and Smart Tass is dead on and at times cringe worthy.  And then you have the laugh out loud moments, too.  Plus, smexy times.  Oh yes, this book is a lot more sexy than Smart Tass and I won’t tell you the reason either.  You just need to read this book.  Trust me on this.

Overall, I bow to Mimi Jean’s brilliance.  She gets it and owns it.  You will fall in love with Henry and want a Oh Henry afterwards.

You’re stupid if you don’t read it. Just saying…

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About the Author

MIMI JEAN PAMFILOFF is a USA Today and New York Times bestselling romance author. Although she obtained her MBA and worked for more than fifteen years in the corporate world, she believes that it’s never too late to come out of the romance closet and follow your dream. Mimi lives with her Latin Lover hubby, two pirates-in-training (their boys), and the rat terrier duo, Snowflake and Mini Me, in Arizona. She hopes to make you laugh when you need it most and continues to pray daily that leather pants will make a big comeback for men

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