Spotlight & Review: Misunderstandings (A Woodfalls Girls Novel) by Tiffany King


Misunderstandings (A Woodfalls Girls Novel) by Tiffany King
Publication Date: May 6, 2014
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Dawn
Rated: 4 Stars

Just when she thought things were going up…
Two years after a devastating breakup, Brittni Mitchell has moved on from Justin Avery—or so she tells herself. But when she returns to Seattle for her best friend’s engagement party, Brittni finds herself the victim of a disastrously timed elevator breakdown. She’s trapped with the last person she wants to face, and forced to recount the past she desperately wants to forget.

She’s going to have to look back…
When Brittni left her podunk hometown for a big city college experience at the University of Washington, hooking up with a guy like Justin Avery was not part of her plan. Between Justin’s attention-grabbing tattoos, cigarette smoking, and bad boy attitude Brittni quickly chalked him up as “Mr. Wrong.” But his charm was unrelenting, and Brittni’s decision to give Justin a chance quickly turned into the worst choice she ever made.

So that she might be able to move forward.
Now she’s stuck with Justin—literally—and the complicated web of misunderstandings that tied up the truth for two years is about to unravel.

What a fantastic read! The story starts out with Brittni and Justin trapped in an elevator and hating the sight of each other. In 2010 Brittni and Justin fall into romantic, refreshing, first love. Powerful love. A misunderstanding threatened their relationship and later they are trapped together in an elevator and are forced to finally talk. Their story goes back and forth between present day and 2010. The author draws you into their lives, reliving their romance, their story and their pain. Would their time together clear the air? Or was it too little to late? I really enjoyed this romance and look forward to the next book!

*Review copy provided by Berkley/NAL in exchange for an honest review.

Kindle $5.99 | Amazon Paperback $10.54 | B&N (Paperback $10.50/ Nook $5.99) | Kobo $5.99

USA Today Bestselling author Tiffany King is a lifelong reading fanatic who is now living her dream as a writer, weaving Young Adult and New Adult romance tales for others to enjoy. She has a loving husband and two wonderful kids. (Five, if you count her three spoiled cats). Her addictions include: Her iphone and ipad, chocolate, Diet Coke, chocolate, Harry Potter, chocolate, zombies and her favorite TV shows. Want to know what they are? Just ask.

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Spotlight & Review: It Happened One Wedding by Julie James


It Happened One Wedding by Julie James
Publication Date: May 6, 2014
Reviewed By: Reading In Pajamas/ Dawn
Rated: 4.5 Stars


After a humiliating end to her engagement, investment banker Sidney Sinclair is done with commitment-phobic men. But when her sister winds up engaged after a whirlwind courtship, Sidney is thrown into close contact with exactly the kind of sexy playboy she wants to avoid—the gorgeous best man. She’s stuck with him, for better or worse, until her sister walks down the aisle, but that doesn’t mean she has to give in to his smooth advances, no matter how tempting they are…


Special agent Vaughn Roberts always gets his man on the job and his woman in bed. So Sidney’s refusal to fall for his charms only makes him more determined to win over the cool and confident redhead. Only what starts out as a battle of wills ends up as a serious play for her heart. Because the one woman who refuses to be caught may be the only one Vaughn can’t live without…

I love Julie James’s books and this one was no exception. She has a great writing style that is easy to read. It sucked me in right from the beginning and I couldn’t put it down. Sidney and Vaughn meet in a coffee shop and Sidney writes him off as a typical bachelor playboy, but then she finds out her sister is marrying his brother and they will be spending quite a lot of time together. The sparks fly between these two, but since Sidney has her checklist in what she is looking for in a man and Vaughn doesn’t meet the her requirements, she decides Vaughn will be a perfect Mr. Right Now as she waits to meet Mr. Forever. The sparks ignite and I couldn’t wait to see where this would go as they continued to insist they were only a temporary thing. Sidney continues looking for Mr. Forever, not even considering Vaughn might be the guy for her. I loved their story and I highly recommend this romance book.

*Review copy provided by Berkley/NAL in exchange for an honest review.

Kindle $5.99 | Amazon Paperback $6.41 | B&N (Paperback $6.41/ Nook $5.99) | Kobo $7.99

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After graduating from law school, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julie James clerked for the United States Court of Appeals. She then practiced law with one of the nation’s largest firms for several years until she began writing screenplays. After Hollywood producers optioned two of her scripts, she decided to leave the practice of law to write full-time.

Julie’s books have been listed on the American Library Association’s Reading List for Top Genre Novels, Booklist‘s Top 10 Romances of the Year, and have been featured as one of Cosmopolitan magazine’s Red Hot Reads. Julie’s novels also were chosen as the Best Contemporary Romances of 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013 in the All About Romance Readers’ Polls. Her books have been translated into sixteen languages and Julie’s seventh novel, It Happened One Wedding, hit bookstores and on-line booksellers this spring on May 6th.

Julie James lives with her husband and two children in Chicago, where she is currently working on her next book.


Spotlight & Review: How To Rope A Real Man: Catcher Creek #3 by Melissa Cutler

How To Rope A Real Man: Catcher Creek #3 by Melissa Cutler
Publication Date: May 6, 2014
Reading In Pajamas/ Dawn & Cori
Rated: 4.5 Stars

Against all odds, the Sorentino sisters saved their family’s rundown New Mexico ranch, but the youngest has a dream that just may ruin their hard-earned peace–unless a certain sexy cowboy lawyer changes her mind. . .

Jenna Sorentino is as independent as they come. Despite her wild past, she’s grown up enough to keep quiet about the identity of her baby’s daddy, go to night college–and hide her plan to escape tiny Catcher Creek. She’s also stopped dreaming of happily ever after–except in the case of gorgeous, rugged, Santa Fe native Matt Roenick. Too bad the oil rights attorney acts like he barely knows she’s alive. . .

Matt knows only too well that Jenna’s alive–in fact, she’s driving him crazy with desire. But Matt’s got his reasons for resisting her. And when her son’s father shows up, those reasons multiply. Trouble is, Jenna’s secrets are more complicated than he imagined, and forgetting her isn’t as easy as he’d hoped. Matt knows life can be messy as hell. For Jenna, maybe it’s time he got dirty. . .

Perfection! How to Rope A Real Man had everything I look for in a great story! I loved the interactions between the characters and the story was well written and flowed easily. There was danger, suspense, emotion and sizzling romance.

Jenna has her life all mapped out and the plan is to finish her degree in a few weeks and skip town. She is convinced this is the only way to protect her son. The town she lives in is so narrow minded and Jenna figures its only a matter of time before the small town knows her secret. And then she meets Matt. Matt is everything she would want in a man, if she wanted a man. Matt doesn’t get involved with single moms. He has had his heart broken too many times. When this has not worked out in the past, he not only loses the relationship, he loses the family too. Matt wants nothing more than to be a dad. Matt and Jenna’s seem to connect on every other level. Jenna knows one night with Matt would blow her mind and Matt knows one night with Jenna would never be enough. When they do come together they nearly burn up the sheets as their passion explodes. Jenna and Matt both fall hard for each other quick. Jenna still has to get out of town, and when her son’s father comes back into town, she might have to leave sooner than she thought. Jenna’s priority is protecting her son, and she will stop at nothing to keep him safe. Jenna and Matt love each other, but can they live without each other and is love enough?

I recommend this book and the series for romance lovers. Each book in the series can be read as a standalone, but I recommend reading them all. Melissa Cutler is an author to watch!

*Review copy provided by the NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Kindle $4.61 | Amazon Paperback $5.06 | B&N (Paperback $6.99/ Nook $5.49) | Kobo $4.99

20140506-083338.jpg✿The Catcher Creek Cowboys Series by Melissa Cutler✿
✦Book 1: The Trouble with Cowboys ➢
✦Book 2: Cowboy Justice ➢
Review 4.5 Stars:
✦Book 3: How to Rope a Real Man ➢

Join Melissa Cutler – Author for two hours of fun, giveaways, and a Q&A on Wednesday, May 7th from 7-9pm EST (that’s 4-6 on the west coast) in celebration of her Catcher Creek cowboy series and the release of HOW TO ROPE A REAL MAN.

“REAL MAN in the Wild” Selfie Contest
May 6 – May 20, 2014
Link to Giveaway Information:

In celebration of the May 6th release of HOW TO ROPE A REAL MAN, Melissa’s having a contest!
***How to Enter***
Get out there and find HOW TO ROPE A REAL MAN in your local bookstore (Barnes & Noble, WalMart, Books-A-Million, and more) or online from an e-retailer such as Amazon.

Take a picture of yourself holding the book or holding your e-reader/smartphone with the front cover displayed. Email the photo to

BONUS ENTRY: If, along with your book selfie, you email Melissa a photo of you with your favorite REAL MAN in your life and a brief description of why he’s a great man, you’ll receive an extra entry into the Grand Prize $100 gift card drawing.
DAILY WINNERS: Daily until May 20th, one entry photo will be featured on Melissa’s Facebook page and that entrant will receive a $5 Starbucks gift card.
GRAND PRIZE: On May 20th, a grand prize of $100 gift card will be awarded to one lucky entrant. Spafinder gift cards are good at over 20,000 spas and wellness centers worldwide. Daily winners are still eligible for the grand prize, too.

WHERE TO SEND YOUR ENTRY: You must send your selfie to to be entered into the giveaway. Use “Real Man Selfie Contest” as the subject. Don’t post your selfies directly to Facebook or Twitter because those won’t count as entries. In your email, include: 1) your name, 2) which store/e-retailer you found the book in, and 3) if you’d like to subscribe to Melissa’s newsletter. Don’t forget to include your ‘real man’ BONUS ENTRY photo.

No Purchase Necessary: Melissa would love for you to purchase a copy of HOW TO ROPE A REAL MAN (which only runs appx. $4.99/$6.99), but to enter the REAL MAN IN THE WILD Selfie Contest, you can take your selfie with a copy of HOW TO ROPE at a bookstore right there in the aisle or download a FREE sample at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Goodreads, or Melissa’s website. One entry per reader.

International Entries Welcome, but the contest is void where prohibited. International winners in countries that are ineligible for Starbucks or Spafinder e-gift cards will be awarded an alternative prize of an equivalent monetary value.

This entry was posted by Melissa Cutler on May 5, 2014 at 9:36 am, and is filed under Blog.

Melissa Cutler knows she has the best job in the world, dividing her time between her dual passions for writing sexy small town contemporary romances, western romances, and edge-of-your-seat romantic suspense for a variety of publishers, including Harlequin, Kensington Books, Penguin, and Macmillan. She was struck at an early age by an unrelenting travel bug and is probably planning her next vacation as you read this. When she’s not globetrotting, she’s enjoying Southern California’s flip-flop wearing weather and wrangling two rambunctious kids.

Find out more about Melissa and her books at or write to her at . You can also find Melissa on Facebook ( and Twitter (@m_cutler)

BLOG TOUR, Review & Giveaway: A Beautiful Distraction: A Hard Feelings Novel by Kelsie Leverich


A Beautiful Distraction: A Hard Feelings Novel by Kelsie Leverich
Series: A Hard Feelings Novel (Book 3)
Release date: May 6, 2014
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Dawn
Rated: 4.5 Stars

From a New York Times bestselling author, a brand new sexy contemporary romance featuring military bad boys: A BEAUTIFUL DISTRACTION by Kelsie Leverich.

Nothing’s more dangerous than a bad boy with a broken heart…

First Sergeant Rafe Murano did everything to the extreme. He trained harder, he fought harder, and unfortunately, he loved harder. But he fell for the wrong woman and it nearly destroyed him.

Back home from a deployment, with no mission to consume him, Murano’s ravaged by memories of his past. So he drinks until he’s numb and drowns himself in meaningless one night stands. But they only take the edge off…

Until he meets Fallon.

Fallon Kelly learned the hard way not to take risks with her heart, But she sees something irresistible in the tatted-up bad boy one more punch away from a ride in the back of a squad car. She offers a distraction. And he quickly becomes an addiction. Little does she know, this bad boy could love so hard it could break her…

Captivating! Fallon built iron walls around her heart and learned to keep everyone at an arms length emotionally. She runs a burlesque club, and dances on the rare occasions she needs that rush and it gives her the escape she craves. When her eyes meet Rafe across the room, she can’t seem to look away. She is drawn to him like she has never been to anyone before. Rafe is blown away by Fallon. He’s mastered one night stands, but one look at Fallon and he fears one night will never be enough. As they both struggle with their emotional scars, they fall deeper. Would their scars be too much to handle or have they found the one person that just might be worth risking it all? A Beautiful Distraction is a beautiful and emotional romance that sizzles and I highly recommend it. This is the third book in The Hard Feelings Series and I recommend the entire series, but each book can be read as a standalone. I can’t wait for the next book!

*Review copy provided by Berkley/NAL in exchange for an honest review.

Kindle $5.12
Amazon Paperback $10.50
B&N (Paperback $10.43/ Nook $5.99)
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20140501-210617.jpg✦Hard Feelings Series by Kelsie Leverich ~ Reading Order✦
✦#1: The Valentine’s Arrangement (Jan 31, 2013) ➢ Kindle $3.79 | Amazon Paperback $10.50 | B&N (Paperback $10.50/ Nook $3.99)
Review 4.5 Stars:
✦#2: Feel the Rush (Aug 20, 2013) ➢ Kindle $3.79 | B&N (Paperback $10.50/ Nook $3.99) | Kobo $3.99
✦Novella: Pretending She’s His (Nov 19, 2013) ➢ $1.99 Kindle | Nook | Kobo
✦#3: A Beautiful Distraction (May 6, 2014) ➢ Kindle $5.12 | Amazon Paperback $10.50 | B&N (Paperback $10.43/ Nook $5.99) | Kobo $5.99 | iTunes $5.99


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Kelsie Leverich grew up in the small town of St. Joseph Illinois before getting married and following her husband from one Army post to another. After eight years, they finally settled down in Avon, Indiana with two adorable knuckleheads that are better known as her kids. Kelsie’s life revolves around her family (to include two dogs and a cat) and most of the time, actually all of the time, it’s a crazy mess—but that’s the way she loves it! When Kelsie’s not writing, you can usually find her snuggling on the couch with her kids and a good book or out on the lake with family and friends. Kelsie is not a morning person, has a soft spot for animals, loves musicals, hates seafood, and thinks laundry is the source of all evil.

Kelsie is currently working on the third book in her military series with editor Danielle Perez with NAL/Penguin.


Spotlight & Review: Just One Night: Sex, Love & Stiletto Series by Lauren Layne

Just One Night: Sex, Love & Stiletto Series, Book 3 by Lauren Layne
Publication Date: April 22, 2014
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Dawn
Rated: 4.5 Stars

In Lauren Layne’s sizzling Sex, Love & Stiletto series, New York’s hottest “sexpert” has been living a lie—and it’s up to one man to keep her honest . . . all night long.

Riley McKenna knows sex—good sex, bad sex, kinky sex. Her articles in Stiletto magazine are the publication’s most scandalous—and the most read. But when Stiletto’s fiftieth anniversary issue requires her column to get a lot more personal, Riley is forced to confront a long-hidden secret: Her own sexual experience is limited to one awkward college encounter. Now Riley is about to call in the favor of a lifetime from the one man who’s always held her heart.

Sam Compton knows two things about Riley McKenna: She’s the only woman for him. But as his best friend’s little sister, she’s also completely off-limits. Sam shouldn’t even consider her proposition: to have a one-night stand in the name of research. But the thought of another man putting his hands on Riley is more than Sam can handle, and soon he’s agreeing to one night with New York’s resident sexpot. But Riley’s full of surprises, and what starts as “one time only” soon becomes “just one more time.” And then one more. And before they know it, Riley and Sam learn firsthand that when it comes to love, there’s no such thing as just one night.

I loved this book! Riley had a dream job as the country’s hottest sex expert. Sam was her brother’s hot best friend and has promised his best friend that he would never lay a finger on his little sister, but little sister wasn’t so little anymore. Riley has been half in love with Sam since she was 17. The magazine Riley writes for wanted to publish a personal story for the magazines 50 year anniversary. This is where Riley panics because while she is known as the sex expert and writes about sex she doesn’t have a lot of personal experience to draw from. Riley decides to proposition the man that she wants to teach her everything. They agree to just one night…..but would it ever be enough? I really enjoyed their story. I learned after reading this book that it was part of the Sex, Love & Stiletto Series and I now need to find and devour the first two books.

*Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Kindle $2.99 | B&N $2.99 | Kobo $2.99

BOOK 1: After the Kiss
BOOK 2: Love the One You’re With
BOOK 3: Just One Night

Lauren Layne writes contemporary romance for Grand Central Publishing (Forever) and Random House (Loveswept), as well as new adult for Random House’s Flirt line.

Lauren graduated from Santa Clara University with B.S. in Political Science that she has yet to put to good use. After dabbling in an e-commerce career, she decided to quit talking about writing and actually do it.

In addition to reading and writing romance, Lauren’s a lover of gin cocktails, fluffy dogs, sparkling wine, cheese for dinner, Manhattan (the city and the drink), and a really good mascara.

A Seattle-native, Lauren’s also lived in the Bay Area, Orange County and Manhattan. She’s currently writing back in the Pacific Northwest, but is always looking for the next city to call home


Spotlight & Review: Night After Night (Seductive Nights) by Lauren Blakely

Night After Night (Seductive Nights) by Lauren Blakely
Publication Date: April 16, 2014
Reviewed By: Reading In Pajamas/ Dawn
Rated: 4.5 Stars

**Warning: Spare panties are needed for reading this book…you’re welcome.***

Their world was sex, love, and lies.

He intoxicated her. Commanded. Consumed.

With a dirty mind and a mouth to match, Clay Nichols is everything Julia never knew she wanted and exactly what she cannot have. He walked into her life one night and unlocked pleasure in her that she never knew was possible. Possessing her body, captivating her every thought. Which makes him way too dangerous for Julia to risk her heart, given that she has a price tag on her head. She ran after one mind-blowing week with him, but now he’s back, and determined to make her his own.

No matter the cost.

She was a sexy drug to him. Fiery, unforgettable, and never enough, Julia is an enigma, and Clay isn’t willing to let her go without a fight. But she’s got dark secrets of her own that threaten to destroy any chance of happiness. She’s a wanted woman – the stakes are high, her every move is watched, and yet the lure between them can’t be denied. Can two people burned by love trust again when desire and passion are met by danger at every turn?

A sensual, emotionally-charged erotic romance from the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lauren Blakely…

Please note: This book is intended for 18+ due to dirty talk, light bondage, and lots of sexy scenes. This ebook edition also includes the prequel novella First Night, which precedes Night After Night. The sequel, After This Night, releases May 12.

Scorching hot romance at its best! I couldn’t put it down. Julia is part owner in a bar downtown and she can’t seem to catch a break. She hasn’t met anyone, in what feels like forever, that can take her mind off of her troubles and in walks Clay, the hottest man she has ever met. Julia has two immediate needs and those two things are eight inches and a brain. She says every prayer that she knows that Clay has what she needs. I loved Julia and Clay’s fun banter and verbal for-play. Clay exceeds all of Julia’s needs by far and they heat up the pages, but struggle with secrets, their past and trust. There is a cliffhanger ending that leaves you wanting more, but After This Night, the conclusion, will be out in May so it’s not the kind of ending that will frustrate the reader with a long wait. I highly recommend this series and this book for readers looking for an emotional and steamy romance story. I loved it!

Note: Lauren Blakely included the prequel, First Night, in this ebook and I recommend reading it. It’s a great short story that sets the mood for Night After Night.

*Review copy provided by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Kindle $2.99
Amazon Paperback $8.09
B&N $2.99

Lauren Blakely is an unabashed fan of clever jokes, toast, and good guys in novels. Like the heroine in TROPHY HUSBAND, she thinks life should be filled with hot men, cool clothes, and the kind of love that love songs promise. Lauren lives in California with her husband and children, and spends her days writing both true stories and make-believe ones.

Twitter: @laurenblakely3


After this Night (Seductive Nights, #2) by Lauren Blakely
Releasing May 12, 2014

She holds the cards, but he doesn’t want to play her games…

Clay Nichols can’t get Julia Bell out of his mind. He’s so drawn to her, and to the nights they shared, that he can’t focus on work or business, only her. And she’s pissing him off with her hot and cold act. She has her reasons though – she’s trying to stay one step ahead of the trouble that’s been chasing her for months now, thanks to the criminal world her ex dragged her into. If only she can get out of the mess she’s in then maybe she can invite the man who ignites her back in her life, so she can have him – heart, mind and body.

He won’t take less than all of her, and the full truth too. When he runs into her again at her sister’s wedding, they have a second chance but she’ll have to let him all the way in. And they’ll learn just how much more there is to the intense sexual chemistry they share, and whether love can carry them well past the danger of her past and into a new future, after this night…

Review: Seduced By Fire: A Partners in Play Novel by Tara Sue Me

Seduced By Fire: A Partners in Play Novel by Tara Sue Me
Publication Date: March 4, 2014
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Dawn
Rated: 4 Stars

Tara Sue Me became a worldwide phenomenon with the Submissive Trilogy. Now she presents a scorching tale about a risky passion too hot to ignore.…

Julie Masterson craves a taste of danger.

Despite being familiar with the different games people play in the bedroom, she’s never given into her curiosity about putting her body in someone else’s power—until a chance meeting with Daniel Covington, the seductive Senior VP of Weston Bank, draws her into a titillating new world of sexual experience, one that she never knew she desperately needed.

Daniel is highly respected within his community, but he hasn’t had an exclusive relationship for over two years. Yet Julie’s eager innocence is driving him to the brink of ecstasy, making him rethink his feelings about commitment.

As their sizzling connection heats up, Daniel is ready to take Julie fully under his command. But when the dangerous side of their play rears its ugly head, Julie will have to decide if she trusts him enough to surrender completely—or if she should escape before she gets burned…

What an amazing emotional journey. I could not put this book down. Julie became curious about the BDSM world because her best friend was a submissive, but she wasn’t sure if it was anything more the just curiosity until she met Daniel. Julie met Daniel when he came into her flower shop and she was immediately captivated by him. Daniel couldn’t get her off his mind and eventually asked her to go on a date. The date ended up being the best night of Julie’s life, and left her wanting more. Julie’s best friend talked Julie into going to a BDSM meeting, and she found Daniel there and was shocked to learn he was not only part of the BDSM world, he was one of the head masters. Julie and Daniel embarked on an emotional journey where Julie had to decide if she would fit into Daniels world or discover if his needs be too much for her. This was a hot erotica romance!

*Review copy provided by Berkley/NAL in exchange for an honest review.

✿BUY LINKS ➢ Kindle $7.99 | Amazon Paperback $9.16 | B&N (Paperback $8.97/ Nook $9.99) | Kobo $9.99

Review: Up by Five (Counting on Love, #5) by Erin Nicholas

Up by Five (Counting on Love) by Erin Nicholas
Publication Date: April 8, 2014
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/ Dawn
Rated: 5 Stars


He’s got the last thing he ever wanted…and it’s the best thing that ever happened.

Counting on Love, Book 5

Ace paramedic Conner Dixon has sworn to never live with another woman after raising his four younger sisters. Now that they’re all in love, Conner’s ready to retire—from worrying, fixing problems, and cleaning up messes. Yet when fellow paramedic Gabrielle Evans’s apartment burns down and she needs a place to stay, he can’t say no.

Gabby’s penchant for poker and her ability to overhaul a transmission definitely make her different from Conner’s usual women—not to mention a total lack of interest in getting involved with him. With her sights set on medical school, Conner’s crazy mix of family and friends is the last thing Gabby needs right now.

But within forty-eight hours of moving in, Gabby’s up to her eyeballs in a family crisis and Conner’s got the last thing he wanted—a girl and all her stuff, all over his stuff. Still, the more she makes herself at home, the more he thinks that maybe this is exactly where her stuff should be. For good.

Warning: Contains a girl who thinks she wants to be just one of the guys, a guy who happily proves why that won’t work, and a very good reason to buy cinnamon roll icing—you know, other than for use on cinnamon rolls.


Wow! Blown away! I have loved this entire series and couldn’t wait for Conner’s book. He was the doting brother in the first four books in this series and I just knew it was going to be excellent. Conner had worked with Gabby for years and thought of her as one of the guys until one night a fire ripped through her apartment building. When Conner saw Gabby with an oxygen mask on her face and her barely there pajamas he was awestruck. Her pajamas showed Gabby was definitely not just one of the guys and she was clearly one smoking hot woman. Gabby was everything that he never looked for in a woman. Tall, brunette, smart and fiercely independent. Conner could think of nothing else and since he had a spare bedroom insisted Gabby stay at his place after the fire. Gabby had always had a thing for Conner, but she tried to avoid even thinking about it because Conner didn’t do relationships, and Gabby didn’t do one night stands. With the sparks flying between these two they knew they would have to come up with a compromise because there was no way they could keep there hands off of each other. Gabby was starting med school in two months, so they set an expiration date and about set the sheets on fire with the passion arcing between each other. As their time together nears the end, will they be able to stick to their original plan? Or will Conner and Gabby realize they need each other? I absolutely loved this book. It was funny, romantic, and there was amazing chemistry between the characters. This book can be read as a stand alone, but the series, Counting on Love, is such a fantastic series I recommend reading them all.

*Review copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

BUY LINKS ➢ Kindle $4.24 | B&N $4.99 | Kobo $4.59

✦Book 1: She’s the One ➢ Kindle $4.24 | Nook $4.99 | Kobo $4.59
✦Book 2: It Takes Two ➢ Kindle $4.24 | Nook $4.99 | Kobo $4.59
✦Book 3: Best of Three ➢ Kindle $4.24 | Nook $4.99 | Kobo $4.59
✦Book 4: Going for Four ➢ Kindle $4.24 | B&N $4.99 | Kobo $4.59
✦Book 5: Up by Five ➢ Kindle $4.24 | B&N $4.99 | Kobo $4.59

Review: Hope Ignites (A Hope Novel, Book 2) by Jaci Burton

Hope Ignites (A Hope Novel, Book 2) by Jaci Burton
Release date: March 25, 2014
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Dawn
Rated: 4 Stars

From the New York Times bestselling author of Hope Flames and the hot new Play-by-Play novel, Melting the Ice, comes an all-new novel of small-town romance, second chances, and hope…

When a movie crew asks to film on his cattle ranch, Logan McCormack doesn’t expect Desiree Jenkins, the young, sought-after star, to be so open, so down-to-earth, or so intimately interested in him. But the last thing a loner like Logan needs is a distraction like Des, who wouldn’t understand what it’s like to live peacefully off the land.

But it’s Logan who doesn’t understand. What Des wants is an escape from paparazzi and gossip columns, and she’s found it at Logan’s ranch. Now it’s up to her to prove that she’s like any other girl looking to be accepted for who she is. And she’s hoping that it’s by this real-life cowboy who has everything it takes—and more—to give her the kind of happily ever after that can’t be found in the movies.

I am in love with this series! Desiree is a sexy Hollywood star filming her latest movie on Logan’s land. Logan is perfectly happy living on his forty thousand acre ranch, but didn’t mind leasing a portion of his land for filming. He figured his land was big enough that he wouldn’t even know the cast was there until he ran into Desiree. She was the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. Since he didn’t do relationships and she was only there temporarily he figured if he avoided her he would be fine. Desiree had other plans. Logan was the most rugged, handsome and infuriating man she had ever met. If only that made her want him less. She could tell he was attracted to her, but he could do nothing about it. Desiree thought she had nothing to lose by throwing herself at him and maybe they could enjoy some no strings, smoking hot sex, but neither realized by catching her both of their hearts might be in jeopardy. Hope Ignites can be read as a stand alone, but I love the series and recommend reading the first book as well.

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Spotlight, Review & Giveaway – Unwound: The Mastered Series by Lorelei James

Unwound: The Mastered Series by Lorelei James
Publication Date: March 25, 2014
Reviewed by: Reading in Pajamas/ Dawn
Rated: 4 Stars

In this conclusion to the Mastered series by New York Times bestselling author Lorelei James, a man’s need for control is tested by the one woman he’ll risk everything for…

When sensei Ronin Black first encounters Amery Hardwick, the fire in her eyes ignites a sexual spark a thousand times better than the primal rush he used to get from mixed martial arts matches. She accepts his darker edges and admits to him that her desires aren’t as wholesome as he believed. And before long Ronin is grappling with emotions he’s never felt before….

Yet despite demanding Amery bare her body and soul to him, Ronin holds a part of himself back. When she learns Ronin’s secret and walks out, his life begins to unravel. To regain her trust he must let go of his pride and prove to her that it’s more than passion binding them together.

Deep. Amery and Ronin’s relationship is defined in Unwound and brought to a conclusion. This powerful story moved me as Ronin and Amery explored their love. Amery holds back confessing her love for Ronin because she is scared that if he doesn’t open up to her she will have no place in his heart. Ronin knows if he doesn’t open up to Amery and share all of himself with her he knows he will lose her and he doesn’t think he will survive it if she leaves him again. Amery knows that Ronin’s past has turned him into the master he is today. His alternate lifestyle is part of who is he, not just what he likes to do. Amery and Ronin’s story is a very powerful journey that they embark on to explore their need to be together. An emotional love story! Unwound is the sequel to Lorelei James Bound and I recommend reading Bound, the first book in the series be for reading Unwound.

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