Love, Chloe by Alessandra Torre ~ Review & Swoon Thursday (@ReadAlessandra)

Love, Chloe was a freebie that I picked up from an author's newsletter (for the life of me I can't remember which one!). I've read a few of Alessandra's books and was excited to get into this sweet read!
Love, Chloe
Title: Love, Chloe
Author: Alessandra Torre
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Chick Lit
Published: March 14th 2016

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You know girls like me. You hate girls like me. The privileged blonde who skips her Ivy League classes when she's had too many Soho martinis. The one draped on the asshole's arm because he drives a Bugati and screws like a champ.

I was that girl. I loved being that girl.

Then, my door was broken in. Literally.

And in that moment? Everything changed.

Love, Chloe was such a fun cute read! Chloe, a privileged rich girl, had her world turned upside down after everything she had was ripped from her. Seeing her struggle through life, trying to find her feet for herself was an eye opener, but it made her such a stronger and better person.

I liked seeing Chloe grow throughout the story, she wanted her diploma and took on a job that was well beneath her. She pushed through, sleeping on a friends couch before she scraped together enough cash to get her own space once again. I was sad for her too though, because I could see that she wanted the support of her parents, but they seemed to have pushed her aside for their own selfish needs. I did love how she had such strong friends that stood by her despite her fall from her socialite status.

Chloe developed a few new friendships while in her new job, ones that she will keep forever. She also fell for someone that she wouldn't look twice at if she still had money. She was vulnerable and opened her heart to him, and I think this change in her was what I enjoyed the most.

I love the way that Alessandra Torre told Chloe's story, with short chapters spread out over about 14 months and tweets from Chloe. I was able to get Chloe's full picture and understood her struggles. I've read a few of Alessandra's books now, and whether it be a light or darker read, she sure does suck me into her world! I'll be keeping an eye out for her next project, I assure you! 

*** Swoon Thursday was first bought to us by YA Bound. Since they are no longer with us, and with permission from Trisha Wolfe, I have decided that those of us that love to swoon need a central meet up point.  So here it is ladies! I have a link up for everyone at the bottom of the post you can add your swoons to, and I’ll set it up every week! So tell all other swooners out there to come on over, link up so we can visit each other! ***

Hehe... the tension was building between these two, it was only a matter of time!

“Are you sure you lost your keys,” he grumbled, “or did you wake me up for something else?”
I put my hands where I’d wanted to for the last ten minutes, sliding them down the bumps of his abs and over the line of his hips, hooking my fingers underneath the waist of his pajama pants. “Both?” I whispered.
There was a moment of silence, his eyes on mine. They were wary, as if he didn’t trust me. And hungry, as if he was fighting just to keep away. I stared up at him, my breath catching in my throat, and begged him for more with my gaze. He sighed, his eyes falling to my mouth, and I felt the moment he gave in, his head lowering, his lips pressing to mine.

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Alessandra Torre
A New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Alessandra Torre has written nine novels, five of which became #1 Erotic Bestsellers.

Her first book, Blindfolded Innocence, became a breakout hit, rising to the top of the charts on Kindle and Amazon where it attracted the interest of major publishing houses and garnered Torre her first print deal with Harlequin HQN. Less than twelve months later, Torre signed a second print deal, this time with Redhook (Hachette) for her erotic thriller The Girl in 6E.

From her home near the warm waters of the Emerald Coast in Florida, she devotes several hours each day to various writing projects and interacting with her fans on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. Happily married and with one son, she loves watching SEC football games, horseback riding, reading and watching movies.

Torre has four books slated for release in 2015. To stay informed, consider subscribing to her popular monthly newsletter.

Other reviews featuring Alessandra Torre
Love in Lingerie
Hollywood Dirt
 Black Lies

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Anarchy Chained by JA Huss ~ Review & Quote-tastic (@jahuss)

The final mind tripping book in the SuperAlpha series is finally here! I've loved every moment of being in this twisted world and meeting these Alphas, and the women that are their weaknesses! 
Anarchy Chained (SuperAlpha, #3)
Title: Anarchy Chained
Author: J.A. Huss
Series: SuperAlpha #3
Genre: Superhero Romance
Published: June 12th 2017

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Everyone wants revenge.
That’s what I tell my new would-be partner in crime, Sadie Scott.
“You’re crazy,” she says. “Certifiably insane.”
Just a little. But isn’t everyone a little crazy?
“And I’m gonna get the hell away from you as fast as I can.”
She’s so cute when she’s defiant.
“As soon as I get my memory back and figure out who I am.”
Yeah. That little problem is definitely working in my favor.
“So stay away from me, Thomas Brooks. Or I will…”
She’ll what? We’re perfect for each other and she knows it. But if she needs a little more convincing… Well, there’s a friend of mine she needs to meet.
He’s very convincing.
Yes, Sadie Scott, you’re mine now. We were made to be together.
Body, mind, and soul.
We were made to be together.
Just the three of us.
Together. Forever.

What a mind trip Anarchy Chained read was! But really, I should be used to it when I pick up a read by Huss! I knew that the final book was going to be an epic conclusion to the series, and the twists... I did not see them coming!

It was interesting to get inside of Thomas' head... that man is one odd but calculated character. I didn't think I would get a good grasp on him, but he's just a complex person and was determined to pull off the plan. There were times I was sure he was doing his own thing, and he did twisted things that had my jaw dropping, but as the story unfolded, I began to understand him better.

I liked Sadie, she was a weapon herself, but after meeting Thomas, she was a little lost. I liked that she got to know Thomas and was able to form her own opinions of him, because he was one odd man! But they fit well together and were a great team. Her back-story was revealed slowly, and I was glad that she found Thomas!

This was an intense read, with twists and turns that had my head spinning! I loved seeing the connection grow between Sadie and Thomas, even though it was touch and go there for a while. J.A. Huss sure knows how to create complex characters, put them into a warped world and write an intriguing plot that I can't help but get lost in! Huss may be a little perverted and crazy, but she's damn good at it... that's why she's a must read author for me!

Complimentary copy provided by the Author in exchange for an honest review.

I've picked a few snippets from the book today, so you can get a real taste for the connection built between these characters, and a little bit of fun that's injected into the story!

“Why do you want me?”
“Because you’re special, Sadie. So obviously special.”

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“We can change things, Sadie. We can make them pay for turning us into little science projects. For stealing our childhoods away. Taking our innocence. Us,” he whispers as his mouth covers mine once again. “We are the enemy they’ve been waiting for.”
I give in. Hell, who am I kidding? I practically melt against him. I want more. I want him to touch me again. I want him to take what he wants and not ask for permission. I want him to control me the way they did. I want my submission to set me free.

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“Cathedral City belongs to us, Sadie,” Case says. “It’s ours. And we want it back.”
“We can do this,” Lincoln says. “With your help, Sadie. So what you do ya say? Wanna join the team? Wanna be on Team Take Down the Assholes?”

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JA Huss is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than twenty romances. She likes stories about family, loyalty, and extraordinary characters who struggle with basic human emotions while dealing with bigger than life problems. JA loves writing heroes who make you swoon, heroines who makes you jealous, and the perfect Happily Ever After ending.

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SuperAlpha series
Anarchy Found #1
Anarchy Missing #2
Turning series
Taking Turns #1
Turning Back #2
Mister series
Mr. Perfect #1

Mr. Romantic #2
Mr. Corporate #3
Mr. Mysterious #4
Mr. Match #5
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Love Sprung From Hate by Sienna Blake ~ Review, Giveaway & Swoon Thursday

It has been a while since I picked up something by this author, and she has swept me away once again with her great writing style and the exciting world that she has created! I am dying for the next book!
Love Sprung From Hate (Dark Romeo, #1)
Title: Love Sprung From Hate
Author: Sienna Blake
Series: Dark Romeo #1
Genre: Contemporary Romantic Suspense
Published: June 15th 2017

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I didn’t know she was a detective, the only daughter of the Chief of Police.
I didn’t know he was a mafia Prince, heir to the Tyrell’s bloody empire.
It was only supposed to be one night.
God help me, I can’t stop thinking about that night.
So, when she walked into the interrogation room my heart almost stopped.
I can’t believe he might have tortured and killed someone.
I have to avoid her at all costs.
I will be his downfall.
So begins a deadly game of cat and mouse, of blood and lust, of love and duty, and of an attraction so fierce the consequences are inevitable…

Inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, this is a retelling for mature audiences. Don’t enter the Underworld if you’re scared of the dark.

How good was Love Sprung From Hate, you might ask? It was freaking fantastic! From the opening scenes I was pulled into this world as Julianna and Roman's story unravelled, and I could see that they had insane chemistry. It was packed with action, suspense, intensity and a few sizzling scenes that will hook the reader into wanting more.

Julianna was a detective, and Roman was the youngest son of the Tyrell Mafia Empire. I could feel how attracted Julianna and Roman were to one another, as they spent one unforgettable night together. I loved seeing how passionate they were, and the soul deep connection that they shared, and that they were reluctant to part ways. However, forces outside of their control brought them together again and they had to face each other from opposite sides, while trying to hide the connection that they have for one another.

I was quite impressed with Love Sprung From Hate, it left a lasting impression on me and it established the perfect base to the Dark Romeo series. I was able to see Julianna and Roman together, and also a glimpse into both of their worlds. I devoured the book quickly, and was swept away in Sienna Blake's fabulous story telling. I enjoyed her picturesque descriptions so it felt I was right there seeing what was going on. I enjoyed the how the story became intense and built up... to leave me craving the next book! Bring on July, I CANNOT wait!

Complimentary copy provided by the Author in exchange for an honest review.

*** Swoon Thursday was first bought to us by YA Bound. Since they are no longer with us, and with permission from Trisha Wolfe, I have decided that those of us that love to swoon need a central meet up point.  So here it is ladies! I have a link up for everyone at the bottom of the post you can add your swoons to, and I’ll set it up every week! So tell all other swooners out there to come on over, link up so we can visit each other! ***

Two swoons today, the feeling of a kiss, and some sexy flirting!!

I needed her. I knew she could feel what she was doing to me. Her mouth parted as she sucked in a breath. Those fucking lips, so plump and inviting, so pink and juicy. I needed those lips.
I closed my mouth on hers before I knew what I was doing. She was soft, so fucking soft, as I sucked on her bottom lip.

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“At this rate, we won’t get to your hotel room,” I complained half-heartedly. I wasn’t kidding.
“Whose fault is that?” he said, his hands still roaming my body, threatening to tip me over into a full-blown distraction.
“Yours. Stop kissing me like that—”
“Stop being so kissable.”
“—and touching me like that.”
“Stop being so sexy.”

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Originally inspired by YA Bound
Sienna Blake is a pen name for a USA Today Bestselling Author. She loves all things that make her heart race — rollercoasters, thrillers and rowdy unrestrained sex. She likes to explore the darker side of human nature in her writing.

If she told you who she really was, she’d have to kill you. Because of her passion for crime and forensics, she’d totally get away with your murder.


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• 12 months Kindle Unlimited subscription

• 24 romance paperbacks I LOVED (full list in T&Cs)

• 1 Lucky winner!

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Other reviews featuring Sienna Blake
Bound Series
Bound by Lies #1

Bound Forever #2

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Mister O by Lauren Blakely ~ Audio book Review & Quote-tastic (@LaurenBlakely3)

I can't help but pick up a Lauren Blakely read, because I know she will deliver a romance that will get me hooked! Since I met the characters in Big Rock, I knew it was going to be a fun, entertaining ride!
Mister O
Title: Mister O
Author: Lauren Blakely
Narrator: Sebastian York
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: May 10th 2016 (first published April 30th 2016)

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Just call me Mister O. Because YOUR pleasure is my super power.

Making a woman feel ‘oh-god-that’s-good’ is the name of the game, and if a man can’t get the job done, he should get out of the bedroom. I’m talking toe-curling, mind-blowing, sheet-grabbing ecstasy. Like I provide every time.

I suppose that makes me a superhero of pleasure, and my mission is to always deliver.

BUT then I'm thrown for a loop when a certain woman asks me to teach her everything about how to win a man. The only problem? She's my best friend's sister, but she's far too tempting to resist--especially when I learn that sweet, sexy Harper, has a dirty mind too and wants to put it to good use. What could possibly go wrong as I give the woman I've secretly wanted some no-strings-attached lessons in seduction?

No one will know, even if we send a few naughty texts. Okay, a few hundred. Or if the zipper on her dress gets stuck. Not on that! Or if she gives me those get-over-here-and-take-me-eyes on the train in front of her whole family.

The trouble is the more nights I spend with her in bed, the more days I want to spend with her out of bed. And for the first time ever, I'm not only thinking about how to make a woman cry out in pleasure -- I'm thinking about how to keep her in my arms for a long time to come.

Looks like the real Adventures of Mister O have only just begun....

After reading Big Rock, and seeing the chemistry between Nick and Harper, I knew I had to grab Mister O, to see whether they would act on their feelings. It turned out to be a fun and sexy read, as Nick tried to school Harper on dating, and being around a guy. It was amusing, I tell ya, watching them flirt and fall for one another!

Nick was a nerdy type guy, handsome, hot, built... wears glasses and had a beard! He had a successful dirty cartoon that he created, that had set him up for life. He crossed paths with Harper, his best friends sister, while he was signing autographs at an event his network set up. Harper was an interesting character; a magician by trade, good with children but a fumbling mess when it came to the opposite sex that she was attracted to. I liked that she was relaxed around Nick and spoke what she was feeling, most of the time.

Nick and Harper had a solid, carefree relationship where they could talk about anything. It was good to see their relationship shift and they slowly gave into their attraction to one another. Nick was constantly thinking of his best friend, and trying not to act on his feelings, but Harper was irresistible.

Mister O was told solely from the male perspective and I think Lauren Blakely is a master of delivering strong, dominant male characters. She has created a world that I like to return to, and I know I will again in the future. I enjoyed seeing Spencer and Charlotte again as well, and knowing their relationship continued to strengthen. And have I mentioned Sebastian York? He is one of my favourite narrators and I thought he delivered another fabulous read. He has that beautiful voice that mesmerises me, and he portrays all the voices perfectly. I'm sure I will be back in this world sometime soon!

Hmmm... Nick and Harper were so good together, and you can tell through these little snippets that the chemistry was amazing!

“You have good hands. You know what to do with them.”
“I do know what to do with them, and what I want to do with them,” I say, as my fingers travel to the edge of her shoulder. Even this small touch turns me on like crazy. “And I want to touch you so fucking much.”
“Oh God, please touch me.” The words spill out of her in a breathless rush.

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“Strip for me.” Tossing my jacket on a chair, I park myself on the couch and lace my hands behind my head. “Do it nice and slow.”
She nods, reaching for her jacket. “Everything, Professor Hammer?”
I shake my head as I rake my eyes over her. “Take off the jacket, sweater, and skirt. Leave everything else on. That’s the lesson. How you can drive a man wild when you’re half-naked.”
“Do I drive you wild?” she asks, as she joins me in the living room and shimmies off the coat.
“So much,” I say, my voice husky and my eyes never straying from her as I nod to her skirt.

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A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than seventy-five times, and she's sold more than 1.5 million books. Her bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love, and Fighting Fire as well as standalone hit romances like BIG ROCK, MISTER O, WELL HUNG, FULL PACKAGE and THE SEXY ONE. In February she'll release THE HOT ONE, a standalone contemporary romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter!

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My Best Friend's Ex by Meghan Quinn ~ Review & Swoon Thursday (@AuthorMegQuinn, @wordsmithpublic)

I've read a few of Meghan Quinn's books now, and I was quite excited to pick this one up! It was fun, but had a touch of seriousness to it as well. I hope you get a chance to check it out too!
My Best Friend's Ex
Title: My Best Friend's Ex
Author: Meghan Quinn
Genre: NA Romance
Published: June 1st 2017

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When I found an eviction notice taped on my apartment door, I had two options: find a comfortable cardboard box to call home, or move in with Tucker Jameson.

Seeing that cardboard makes me feel itchy, I chose the latter. Which shouldn't be that big of a deal Tucker is one of my good friends. And because he's still pining after his ex-girlfriend and I'm trying to finish my nursing degree, there is nothing to worry about in the romance department, making my last semester an easy one to conquer.

Boy, was I wrong.

Rules are set, dinners are made, conversations are had, and a shirtless, swoony roommate walks around in nothing but a pair of black briefs, ruining me for every other man.

Before I know it, I turn into a panting, lust-filled woman begging for Tucker to kiss me, touch me, and show me exactly what is hiding under those briefs.

But with great orgasms, comes great consequences.

Tucker might be my friend and roommate but he’s also my best friend's ex-boyfriend, making him completely off-limits. At least that's what my brain is telling me, my heart is speaking an entirely different language.

Ahhh... Meghan Quinn! You sure know how to hook a girl, and what a fabulous read My Best Friend's Ex turned out to be! I knew that it would be a bit of an emotional read, but mostly it was fun and sweet as Emma helped bring happiness back into Tuckers life.

Tucker had been through so much already in life, so he forced a smile to his face when deep inside he was still hurting. It was good to see the change in him by just being around Emma. He was determined to keep her smiling and kept doing things to bring that warmth into his home.

Emma moved in with Tucker because she was out of options. Emma was the type of girl that looked out for everyone. She had known Tucker for a long time, but she regretted not keeping in touch with him after he split with Sadie. She started to see Tucker in a new light but felt she couldn't break that girl code. Each sweet thing that Tucker did melted her heart a little more, hell mine too! So I knew that these two were going to fall hard!

The sexual tension between Emma and Tucker grew so thick! He wasn't ready to go to that next step, and all that flirting, kissing and touching would give anyone blue balls! When they finally hit the sheets it was intense, explosive and just perfect! I knew they would be great together and I could see that they were both falling hard.

I'm used to reading books by Meghan Quinn that are packed full of humour, but My Best Friend's Ex has a little more seriousness to it as Tucker struggled with his past. There was plenty of swoon moments, and sizzling sex scenes, and a deep plot that had me engaged right until the very last page. There were a few characters introduced that I hope we get to see again too! Well done Meghan, you delivered another fabulous read... but please give me more RACER!!

Complimentary copy provided by the Author in exchange for an honest review.

*** Swoon Thursday was first bought to us by YA Bound. Since they are no longer with us, and with permission from Trisha Wolfe, I have decided that those of us that love to swoon need a central meet up point.  So here it is ladies! I have a link up for everyone at the bottom of the post you can add your swoons to, and I’ll set it up every week! So tell all other swooners out there to come on over, link up so we can visit each other! ***

I have two swoons today, the first one is short and to the point, but the second one was such a fun moment, you need to read it!

“I want this, Emma. I want your arms around me, your lips on mine, your body tangled in my sheets, naked next to me. We just have to go slow, despite how much my dick thinks differently. My mind has to catch up.”

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“You know what I mean. It’s just not fair. So if I can’t egg moan, you can’t wear those shirts.”
“Okay,” I answer, agreeing easily.
“Okay.” She nods, happy with herself. As she scoops up more eggs, I reach behind me and pull my shirt over my head where I toss it on the back of my chair. When I turn back around to face her, her mouth is open, eggs still on the fork, staring at my chest. “What are you doing?”
I look down at my bare chest and then back up at her. “You said you didn’t want me to wear that shirt around you, so I took care of the problem.”
She drops the fork of eggs on her plate and leans back in her chair while crossing her arms over her chest. “You don’t play fair, Jameson.”
I wink at her. “Never said I did, baby.”
She mumbles something under her breath and then cocks an eyebrow at me. “Fine.” Before I can respond, she grabs the hem of her shirt and pulls it over her head, dropping the garment to the floor and revealing her delicious naked body. With a wicked and smarmy smile, she picks up her fork and starts eating her eggs again . . . while moaning.
Tou-fucking-ché. With emphasis on the fucking . . .

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Originally inspired by YA Bound

Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.

Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!

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