Sunday, February 28, 2016

Betting the Bad Boy by Sugar Jamison


Ten years ago, Duke King knew that getting involved with Grace Truman would only bring trouble into his already hard life. After all, the son of the town drunk has no business falling for the judge’s daughter…a passion that led to disaster and ended with Duke serving a ten year prison sentence. Duke never wanted to return to Destiny, especially now that he’s built a multimillion dollar custom car empire with his brothers. But when his sick aunt calls him home, he must face his past and discover a secret that instantly changes his life.

Grace never thought she would see Duke again, especially after years of silence. But when Duke comes storming back into her life, looking hotter than ever, and determined to get to know the son he never knew he had, she realizes that maybe she’d been wrong about him so many years ago. So Grace decides to make Duke a bet. If he can stay in the house with them for the next thirty days and prove he’ll be a good father, she’ll agree to letting him be part of his son’s life. If not, he’d better be prepared for a fight.

Going from single guy to family man isn’t going to be easy for Duke, especially with the still sexy, now fiery, Grace clouding his every thought. Can Duke be the man he never thought he could be or will his old bad boy ways be too much to conquer?

My Thoughts

I loved the first book in this series with Colt and this book is just as good, if not better! This whole book felt very realistic. What I mean by that is that the characters and plot are believable. I can understand why she kept the kid a secret and I understand why he is upset. It all makes sense and is believable!!

Watching this relationship grow was awesome! I felt like I knew them. I could feel their hurt, anger and love. There was comedy and drama. This was a very well rounded book and that is part of why it was so good.

Sugar Jamison is one of my favorite authors and this book was just icing on the cake. Now, can you please hurry up and release the next one please!!!

**This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review**

Sunday, February 21, 2016

The Safe Bet by Shealy James

There’s no man in the world who won’t break Reagan Anders’s heart…

At the fragile age of eight, Reagan’s life seemed perfect. But when her beloved father abandoned their tiny family, Reagan was left emotionally scarred.

Now in high school, not much has changed. Reagan still won’t let her guard down. Not even for her long-time friend, Brock Anderson, who has spent years pursuing Reagan, yet never tearing down her walls.

If you push hard enough, eventually you’ll get your way...

By graduation, Brock has finally won over Reagan’s affections. They aren’t a public item, but Brock is content just being hers, even if that means going without the official boyfriend title.

As usual, Reagan’s fears get the better of her, and suspicions of Brock’s commitment creep in. Surviving their relationship’s tension, they make it to college together, where their game of cat and mouse takes a darker twist.

Tragedies come in threes...

But after a tragic car crash that kills her best friend, her mother ships her off to the one person Reagan hates more than herself. Her father.

When she meets her brother she never knew, they immediately become friends. Years pass until one day when she meets one of her brother’s friends…Brock Anderson—and he’s on a mission to win her back.

When Reagan and Brock are reunited, the chemistry is stronger than ever. But when uncertainty threatens their future, will Brock be the safe bet, or will he be the heartache she always feared?

This book was a good read but was not very captivating. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed it and wanted to get back to reading it but I did not spend my day thinking about it. Idid enjoy the game of chase but wish there had been more of that. It seemed like Reagan caved to fast and too easily when in reality, she would have fought more based on her past, Brock sounds like a great man that I would like to meet and hang out with!

If you want a fun read for a rainy day, this is your book! If you want something realistic that you can relate to, you won't find that here, but you can still enjoy the story.

**This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review**

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Happy Valentine's Day

If you were like me, you hated Valentine's Day. This is the day that all married, engaged and dating people run around talking about how perfect their life is and how amazing their significant other is. Their fairly tale life is perfect for this one day. What they never seem to realize is that this one day makes those of us who are single feel worthless.

Years ago I decided to change the way I think and now Valentine's Day revolves around the relationship between my son and myself. We have a special dinner (at home cuz all the love birds flock to the restaurants to show off their perfect love for each other (gag me), I usually buy him a new toy or two and some candy and we snuggle, That is what makes my Valentine's Day better than everyone elses.

But alas, I do read romance books so I wanted to bring this post back to that. I would love to know which romance books you have read lately. Is there one that blew you away, one that made you laugh, cry or think of the past?

Sunday, February 7, 2016

In Deep with the FBI Agent by Lynne Silver

To Casey, Montgomery Prep isn't just DC's most prestigious private school-it's her alma mater, the place where her fondest memories were made. It's also her current employer and the target of a dangerous cyber criminal. But even more shocking than the crime is the sexy FBI agent who comes to investigate . . .
With his six-plus frame and gym-sculpted body, no one would suspect FBI special agent Sam Cooper was once an awkward teenage computer geek-no one, that is, except Casey, the gorgeous girl who captured his heart on the first day of high school and held it for the last fourteen years. When a hunt for a hacker brings Casey back into Sam's life, his long-denied desire becomes impossible to ignore. He knows just how to make her forget the boy he was . . . and show her the man he's become.

This book was really cute! I enjoyed the story line and the characters. Sam was hot even though he was nerdy. Casey was a little unreal at the beginning but she got more realistic as the book continued. The end was extremely predictable and disappointing but all in all, it was a fun read.

**This book was given to me by the publisher in exchange for an open and honest review!**