Review: DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION by Lori Foster

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DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION (Road to Love Series, Book 1) by Lori Foster

Publication Date: November 20, 2018

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis

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Mary Daniels doesn’t let anything get in the way of her job acquiring rare artifacts for her wealthy boss. But this particular obstacle—huge, hard-muscled, unashamedly masculine—is impossible to ignore. Stuck in a cramped car with Brodie Crews for hours en route to their new assignment, Mary feels her carefully crafted persona—and her trademark self-control—is slipping, and she won’t allow it.

Brodie can’t imagine what secret in Mary’s past has left her so buttoned-up, though he’d dearly love to find out. Maybe then she’d trust him enough to explore their explosive chemistry. But he needs this job, so he’ll play by her rules and bide his time…until an enemy determined to outwit them strikes and he needs to get close—in every way—to protect her. Otherwise they could lose much more than a precious collectible. They could lose it all.

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3.5 stars Donna

I enjoyed the interesting back story regarding the seedy underworld of collectors and the related courier business. It was fast paced with enough action to make it suspenseful, woven in with a spicy romance. I don’t care for snobby, judgmental and rude heroines that make me doubt attraction and the hero’s desire for more than a jump in the hay. Thankfully Mary had just enough endearing moments to keep me reading. I liked Brodie even though he strayed into the macho-micromanaging world a bit. But I overlooked that since he probably felt Mary would have used unsound judgement just out of rudeness to him. I liked how he was with family, his dog, and Mary. I’m glad she grew on me enough to be glad for their happily ever after.

I am intrigued by the family and friends around them, so I look forward to reading the next in this series.

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

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Synopsis

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Lori Foster is a New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of more than 100 titles. She’s known for her fun, very sexy contemporary romance novels revolving around alpha males and meet (and fall in love with) strong, independent women. Lori’s been a recipient of the prestigious RT Book ReviewsCareer Achievement Award for Series Romantic Fantasy, and for Contemporary Romance. Even more fun, Lori’s been a clue in the New York Times crossword puzzle, a clue in the USA Today Quick-cross puzzle, and the sensual and sexy Too Much Temptation was Amazon’s 2002 top-selling title in Romance.

Lori has a super-active Facebook page where she regularly gives away reader goodies like books (of course), T-shirts, ARCs (advance reviewers’ copies), tote bags and lots of fun swag. LIKE her Facebook page so you never miss out!

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Goodreads

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Blog Tour, Review & Excerpt: COOPER’S FALL (Summer Resort Series) by Lori Foster

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COOPER’S FALL (Summer Resort Series, Book 1) by Lori Foster

Publication Date: July 31, 2018

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis

FF255563-E1E2-4332-A265-B5BC46FE7874One summer, two sisters and a chance to start over…

Before the burglary that shattered her confidence, Phoenix Rose had a fiancé, a successful store and a busy, happy existence. After months spent adrift, she takes a job at the lakeside resort of Cooper’s Charm. Surrounded by beautiful scenery, friendly colleagues and a charismatic, widowed boss, Phoenix is slowly inching her way back into the world.

Visiting Cooper’s Charm to check up on her little sister, Ridley Rose impulsively agrees to fill in as housekeeper. Still reeling from an ego-bruising divorce, she finds satisfaction in a job well done—and in the attention of the resort’s handsome scuba instructor.

For Phoenix and Ridley, Cooper’s Charm is supposed to be merely temporary. But this detour may lead to the place they most need to be, where the future is as satisfying as it is surprising…

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Excerpt

Read an Excerpt HERE

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Cori 4.5 Stars

This was one of my favorite summer reads. I just loved it. COOPER’S CHARM is about two sisters and has one main love story with a secondary love story.  The characters were great, the romance was hot, the story was engaging and it had just the right amount of mystery. I wanted to visit this resort with my pup for a vacation. I highly recommend this book for romance lovers looking for a new contemporary romance series with a little mystery.

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

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Synopsis

Lori Foster bio pic

Lori Foster is a New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly bestselling author of more than 100 titles. She’s known for her fun, very sexy contemporary romance novels revolving around alpha males and meet (and fall in love with) strong, independent women. Lori’s been a recipient of the prestigious RT Book ReviewsCareer Achievement Award for Series Romantic Fantasy, and for Contemporary Romance. Even more fun, Lori’s been a clue in the New York Times crossword puzzle, a clue in the USA Today Quick-cross puzzle, and the sensual and sexy Too Much Temptation was Amazon’s 2002 top-selling title in Romance.

Lori has a super-active Facebook page where she regularly gives away reader goodies like books (of course), T-shirts, ARCs (advance reviewers’ copies), tote bags and lots of fun swag. LIKE her Facebook page so you never miss out!

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Goodreads

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Review: Give it Up by Lori Foster

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GIVE IT UP by Lori Foster

Publication Date: November 24, 2915

Synopsis

Cover Give it Up by Lori FosterHe Sees You When You’re Sleeping:
Booker Dean knows exactly what he wants for Christmas: his next-door neighbor, Frances Kennedy. And he’s got a gift planned for her that involves lots of delicious unwrapping.

Some Like It Hot:
Family practitioner Cary Rupert wants Nora Chilton so badly he can barely keep a hold of his stethoscope. Now he’s out to prove that when it comes to loving her forever, he’s the man for the job…

Playing Doctor:
Dr. Axle Dean is shocked and surprised when he spots sexy Libby Preston at a party. Not exchanging names they enjoy a sizzling kiss and a little more in the garden. When he finds out Libby’s secret…he hightails it out of there…only to be haunted by the memory of the time they shared. Imagine his surprise when he walks into his treatment room and finds her sitting there. Life has just gotten a little more complicated. Will these two find a happy ending?

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Excerpt

Read an Excerpt here: http://lorifoster.com/books/some.php#excerpt

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3.5 stars Donna

Three novellas about two brothers and a friend close enough to be a brother. They are fun light romances and I love how the three men banter and tease each other. Their relationship is just fun. I like the women they fall for also and the steamy romancing. My only complaint is that the relationships go from zero to marriage far too fast in the storyline. It just didn’t ring true enough for me to embrace on the first two stories but the last one seemed to flow in such a way that I could believe it. They were all around sweet stories.

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

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Teaser Give it Up by Lori Foster

Buy Links

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Synopsis

Lori Foster bio picSince first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author of over 80 novellas and novels. She currently writes single titles for HQN.

Lori hosts a very special annual “Reader and Author Get Together,” aka RAGT, in West Chester, Ohio. Proceeds from the event have benefited many worthy causes, including the the Animal Adoption Foundation, The Conductive Learning Center for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy, and The One Way Farm, Children’s Home. See more about the annual event here: http://readerauthorgettogether.com/

Each year Lori does a “benefit book,” with all author and agent proceeds going to a local charity. You can see all the benefit books here: http://lorifoster.com/benefit-books/

Author Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Goodreads

Release Week Blitz: Holding Strong by Lori Foster

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Check out this new release from Lori Foster! /Cori 


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SYNOPSIS

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An up-and-coming MMA fighter wants more than just one night from a woman fleeing her past in Lori’s irresistible new novel.

Heavyweight fighter Denver Lewis plays real nice, but he doesn’t share. That’s why he’s been avoiding top-notch flirt Cherry Peyton. But a man can only resist those lush curves for so long. Their encounter surpasses all his fantasies, bringing out protective urges that Cherry’s about to need more than she knows…

Denver’s combination of pure muscle and unexpected tenderness has been driving Cherry wild. Yet no sooner does she get what she’s been craving than old troubles show up on her doorstep. And this time, Cherry can’t hide behind a carefree façade. Because the man by her side is one who’ll fight like hell to keep her safe…if only she’ll trust him enough to let him…

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BUY LINKS

 Holding Strong is part of the Ultimate series.

The full series includes the following stories:
• Hard Knocks
• No Limits
• Holding Strong
• Tough Love
• Fighting Dirty

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  EXCERPT

 Shaking his head, Denver turned back to the bar—and almost bumped into Cherry Peyton. The time of the night and so much dancing had left her bouncy blond hair a little messy, her makeup a little smudged, her skin flushed and dewy.
She looked so damn hot, his guts tightened.
One hand on the stool next to him, she asked, “Mind if I join you?”
Struggling with himself, Denver hesitated too long, causing her to retrench.
“Unless you’d rather I didn’t?” Watching him with big dark eyes that now looked wounded, she let out a breath. “You’re probably hoping to hook up, right? Stack and Miles already did, so I didn’t want to get in their way.”
Yeah, until he’d gotten preoccupied with watching her, that had been the plan. A one-night stand with a nameless woman he’d never have to see again. Relieve some stress. Get his head together. Then walk away.
Man, had shit gone awry on that plan.
And again, he’d hesitated too long.
Twisting her mouth, she nodded. “Got it.” She tucked her hair behind her ear with trembling fingers. “Sorry I intruded. It won’t happen again.” Her cheeks were hot, her eyes glassy as she turned away.
“Hey.” Before she’d taken a full step, Denver gestured at the seat. “Suit yourself.”
Given the length of time it had taken him to issue the invite, she should have been insulted. He half expected her to tell him to go to hell.
Instead, after considering him for several heartbeats, she slid that shapely ass up next to him.
“You’re staying in the hotel across the street, too?”
Why did she ask about the hotel? Looking at her lips, he said, “Yeah.”
“So am I.”
Damn, he didn’t need to know that.
She blew a curl away from her face. “I’m glad I decided not to drive back tonight.” Releasing a deep breath, she closed her eyes. “I’m beat.”
Seeing Cherry rub her temples, he asked, “Headache?”
“It’s so loud in here.”
Frowning, Denver stroked back her soft hair and put his palm to her forehead. Damn it. “You’re hot.”
At first she froze, while the rise and fall of her breasts gave away her deeper breathing.
Because of a simple touch? How was he supposed to resist that? Slowly, he withdrew.
And she relaxed. “Thanks. I think you’re hot, too.” She smiled at her jest. “Too much dancing, I guess. It’s so noisy and warm and…I should probably turn in.”
Denver watched her slide back off that barstool without commenting, without an offer to walk her over, without…anything.
She hesitated, giving him plenty of opportunity, and he saw the moment she gave up—probably on more than tonight.
Maybe for good.
It’d be for the best, but damn, the idea bothered him.
After a soft sigh, she said, “Good night, Denver.”
He felt like a coward. “Cherry.” Reaching out, he caught her wrist.
She turned, her gaze searching his.
“Hang on.”
Her short, humorless laugh cut him. “Why?”
Without meaning to, he rubbed his thumb over her knuckles. Her hand was so small, delicate and soft.
There were a lot of rowdy guys hanging around, adrenaline pumping from the fights, either from watching or partaking, their discretion weakened by alcohol.
That excuse served as good as any.
“I’ll walk you over.”
“You really don’t need to do that. It’s just across the street.” She stared up at him. “Unless you want to.”
Yeah, he wanted that—and so much more. They both knew it. The only question now was whether or not they’d each follow through.
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 ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has
become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author.
Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN.
Lori hosts a very special annual “Reader & Author” event in West Chester, Ohio. Proceeds from the event have benefited many worthy causes, including the Hamilton County YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter, the Animal Adoption Foundation, The Conductive Learning Center for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy, and The One Way Farm, Children’s Home.
Each year Lori donates all proceeds from one book to charity. You can see the benefit romance books here http://lorifoster.com/benefit-books/

Pre-Release Blitz: Holding Strong by Lori Foster

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Check out this upcoming release from Lori Foster! /Cori 

SYNOPSIS

Book 2_Holding Strong by Lori Foster_cover

An up-and-coming MMA fighter wants more than just one night from a woman fleeing her past in Lori’s irresistible new novel.

Heavyweight fighter Denver Lewis plays real nice, but he doesn’t share. That’s why he’s been avoiding top-notch flirt Cherry Peyton. But a man can only resist those lush curves for so long. Their encounter surpasses all his fantasies, bringing out protective urges that Cherry’s about to need more than she knows…

Denver’s combination of pure muscle and unexpected tenderness has been driving Cherry wild. Yet no sooner does she get what she’s been craving than old troubles show up on her doorstep. And this time, Cherry can’t hide behind a carefree façade. Because the man by her side is one who’ll fight like hell to keep her safe…if only she’ll trust him enough to let him…

PRE-ORDER

Holding Strong will have you holding your breath while burning fingers quickly turn the pages.”

Fresh Fiction

“…a fun and sexy read. It has a touch of suspense to it as well to keep the pace of the story going along.”

It’s a Reading Thing

“The men of Foster’s Ultimate series may be powerful fighters, but they are all heart, and none more so than the hero of this installment. His unwavering support for his feisty, frightened heroine redeems them both in time, but it is their searing chemistry that will hold readers’ attention.”

RT Book Reviews

“Foster…manages to keep characters evolving throughout the course of a novel, becoming true ‘heroes’ by the time ‘The End’ rolls around.”

Ripe for Reader

 ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Since first publishing in January 1996, Lori Foster has
become a USA Today, Publisher’s Weekly and New York Times bestselling author.
Lori has published through a variety of houses, including Kensington, St. Martin’s, Harlequin, Silhouette, Samhain, and Berkley/Jove. She is currently published with HQN.
Lori hosts a very special annual “Reader & Author” event in West Chester, Ohio. Proceeds from the event have benefited many worthy causes, including the Hamilton County YWCA Battered Women’s Shelter, the Animal Adoption Foundation, The Conductive Learning Center for children with spina bifida and cerebral palsy, and The One Way Farm, Children’s Home.
Each year Lori donates all proceeds from one book to charity. You can see the benefit romance books here http://lorifoster.com/benefit-books/

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WEEKLY RELEASE LIST 12/01-12/07 ✦Romance✦Paranormal Romance✦Romantic Suspense✦New Adult✦Erotica✦

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*This list will be pinned to the top of our FB page and updates will be made throughout the week. Buy links for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and Paperbacks. Genre codes included with titles. Key to codes listed at the bottom of the list.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 1, 2013
✦Dark Wolf Running (Bloodrunners) by Rhyannon Byrd #PNR ➢ Kindle $3.82 | Amazon Paperback 12/3 $5.18 | B&N (Paperback $5.75/ Nook $4.99)

MONDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2013
✦Knock Out (Worth the Fight) by Michele Mannon #CR ➢ Kindle $3.03 | Nook $3.99 | Kobo $3.49

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013
✦Hot Pursuit: A Sugarland Blue Novel by Jo Davis (Cori 4 Stars) #RS ➢ Kindle $4.59 | Amazon Paperback $4.83 | B&N $7.99 | Kobo $7.99
✦Gabriel’s Redemption (Gabriel’s Inferno Trilogy) by Sylvain Reynard (Cori 4 Stars) #CR #ER ➢ Kindle $7.99 | Amazon Paperback $9.41 | B&N (Paperback $9.41/ Nook $7.99) | Kobo $9.99
✦Take Over at Midnight by M. L. Buchman #RS ➢ Kindle $6.15 | Amazon Paperback $7.19 | B&N (Paperback $7.99/ Nook $7.49) | Kobo $6.59
✦A Christmas to Remember by Hope Ramsay, Molly Cannon, Marilyn Pappano, Kristen Ashley, Jill Shalvis (Donna 3.5 Stars) #CR ➢ ($1.99) Kindle | Nook | Kobo | iTunes
✦Sweet Revenge by Rebecca Zanetti (Cori 4 Stars) #PNR #RS ➢ Kindle $2.99 | Nook $2.99 | Kobo $2.99
✦Full Throttle (Fast Track) by Erin McCarthy (Dawn 5 Stars) #CR ➢ Kindle $5.99 | Amazon Paperback $5.03 | B&N $7.99 | Kobo $7.99
✦Flamebound: A Lone Star Witch Novel by Tessa Adams #PNR ➢ Kindle $5.99 | Amazon Paperback $5.03 | B&N $7.99 | Kobo $7.99
✦There All Along by Lauren Dane, Megan Hart (Donna 3.5 Stars) #CR ➢ Kindle $7.99 | Amazon Paperback $12.32 | B&N (Paperback $12.07/ Nook $9.99) | Kobo $9.99
✦Prince of Shadows (Paladin Warriors) by Tes Hilaire #PNR ➢ Kindle $5.38 | Amazon Paperback $4.19 | B&N (Paperback $6.99/ Nook $6.49) | Kobo $5.79
✦Foolish Games (An Out of Bounds Novel) by Tracy Solheim #CR ➢ Kindle $5.99 | Amazon Paperback $5.03 | B&N $7.99 | Kobo $7.99
✦Unclaimed (The Amoveo Legend) by Sara Humphreys #PNR ➢ Kindle $5.38 | Amazon Paperback $4.19 | B&N (Paperback $6.99/ Nook $5.99) | Kobo $5.79
✦Delicious by Lori Foster, Lucy Monroe, Sarah Title #CR ➢ Kindle $5.38 | Amazon Paperback $5.03 | B&N (Paperback $6.99/ Nook $6.49) | Kobo $5.79
✦Breathe by Lauren Jameson #CR ➢ Kindle $5.12 | Amazon Paperback $9.49 | B&N (Paperback $9.67/ Nook $5.99)
✦Spellbound by Sylvia Day #ER #PNR ➢ Kindle $5.99 | Amazon Paperback $7.79 | B&N (Paperback $8.09/ Nook $5.99) | Kobo $6.99
✦Take Me: A Stark Novella (The Stark Trilogy) by J. Kenner #ER #CR ➢ ($1.99) Kindle | B&N | Kobo
✦The Accidental Werewolf 2: Something About Harry (Accidentally Paranormal Novel) by Dakota Cassidy #PNR ➢ Kindle $7.99 | Amazon Paperback $9.00 | B&N (Paperback $9.18/ Nook $9.99) | Kobo $9.99
✦Barely Undercover by Sarah Castille #RS ➢ Kindle $4.24 | Nook $4.99 | Kobo $4.59

✦GENRE ABBREVIATIONS✦
#CS – Contemporary Romance
#PNR – Paranormal Romance
#RS – Romantic Suspense
#NA – New Adult Romance
#ER – Erotica Romance
#YA – Young Adult Romance
#UF – Urban Fantasy Romance
#FR – Fantasy Romance
#HR – Historical Romance
#SF – Science Fiction Romance

Review: GETTING ROWDY (Love Undercover Book 3) By Lori Foster

GETTING ROWDY (Love Undercover Book 3) By Lori Foster
Publication Date: September 24, 2013
Reviewed by: Reading In Pajamas/Donna
RATED: 4 Stars

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DESCRIPTION:

Charismatic bar owner Rowdy Yates isn’t the kind of man women say no to. So when he approaches waitress Avery Mullins, he fully expects to get her number. However, the elusive beauty has her reasons for keeping her distance—including a past that might come back to haunt them both.

Avery spends her nights working for tips and trying to forget the secret Rowdy is determined to unearth. But when history threatens to repeat itself, Avery grows to rely on Rowdy’s protective presence. As the sparks between them ignite, she will be forced to choose between the security she’s finally found and the passion she’s always wanted.

REVIEW:

A very enjoyable book with just enough danger and excitement to keep it interesting and enough romance to make you turning the pages. Avery and Rowdy have an easy rapport and I like the way they play off each other. Their hook-up was inevitable and I like the way the way it worked out. All the characters in the book have a back story and they all work well together. I am looking forward to the next book and can’t wait to see who it is about. A very good read.

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

Buy Links:
Amazon Paperback ($4.79) | Kindle ($5.99) | B&N (Paperback $7.99/ Nook $6.15) | Kobo ($6.59)

BARE IT ALL by Lori Foster

BARE IT ALL by Lori Foster
PUBLISH DATE: April 30, 2013
REVIEW BY: Reading in Pajamas/Donna
RATED: 4.5 Stars

DESCRIPTION:
As the person responsible for taking down a brutal human trafficker, Alice Appleton fears retaliation at every turn. No one knows about her past, which is exactly how she prefers it…until the sexy cop next door comes knocking.

Detective Reese Bareden thinks he knows what makes women tick, but his ever-elusive neighbor keeps him guessing like no other. Is his goal to unmask Alice’s secrets? Or protect her from a dangerous new threat? One thing is certain: their chemistry is a time bomb waiting to explode. And with no one to trust but each other, Reese and Alice are soon drawn into a deadly maze of corruption, intrigue and desire—and into the line of fire….

REVIEW:
This is the second book in the Undercover Series and she has these cops figured out! Outwardly Reese is all tough and dedicated yet inside he is tender and caring. Lori does a great job of blending the two sides of him. Reserved and guarded Alice also hides a side of herself. One that longs for closeness and love. I really liked her character and how she faced the demons of her past and moved forward to embrace life. The disparate group of people that pulled together to combat the evil drug lord worked well together and I ended up caring for each one of them. I hope they appear in future books.

I truly enjoyed this book with all the action and tension meshed with the friendships and romance. It had it all nestled nicely in uniform. Lori Foster is now on my favorite list!

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

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