ARC Reviews

23/01/2020

Burning Hot Rumors (Choices: Tarkio MC, #2) by Debra Kayn . MC Romance Release & Giveaway.

BURNING HOT RUMORS

by Debra Kayn 
  Choices: Tarkio MC, #2
Publication Date: January 21, 2020
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance, Biker, Standalone in a Series

SYNOPSIS

For Callie Moore, it’s a day-to-day struggle to live in a town where everyone thinks she’s the worst person on earth— thanks to rumors. Divorced, living with her ailing dad, and the scars of finding her ex-husband in bed with not one, but two, of her friends, have her on a downward spiral.
Her immediate problems outweigh her concern over the rough and gruff biker her dad hires to help out at the gas station. No matter how attractive she finds Kent, he’s only another person she needs to defend herself against.
A drifter his whole life, Kent Calder can live anywhere as long as he has his motorcycle and a road in front of him.
Stopping at Moore’s Gas Station was only a pit stop on a road trip with no destination. A way to put a few dollars in his pocket. He has no plans to stay in Missoula, where drama and rudeness from the locals is a way of life.
Until the talk centers around Callie, and he sees what the lies are doing to her.
If she can’t stand up for herself, he’ll fight for her. But as soon as he stomps out one fire, another one pops up.
Through attraction, heartache, devastation, and time, the flames between Kent and Callie only grow hotter.
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EXCLUSIVE EXCERPT

He turned and looked out on the floor. It took him longer to find her because she was hidden behind the biker talking to her. He craned his neck, caught her smiling at the other man, and tensed.
Stalking across the floor, he shoved people out of his way and stepped between her and the Tarkio member.
"Man, you better step away," said the biker.
"Get lost." He grabbed Callie's upper arm and pulled her away.
"Wh…?" Callie stumbled beside him. "Who?"
He ignored her mumblings and pushed out the front door. Turning her to face him, he gazed up and down her body to make sure she was okay.
Callie's mouth opened and shut numerous times, and she blinked rapidly. "Kent?"
"Nice of you to recognize me," he said.
"I thought I'd never see you again." She planted her hands on his chest, but her body weaved side to side, trying to gain her balance.
He caught her other arm and held her steady in front of him. That's when he noticed the way her eyes remained unfocused on him.
"What the hell have you been doing?" He stroked her hair out of her eyes.
Gut punched, he remembered the excitement, the passion, the energy swirling around her the night she'd finally let loose and egged her ex-husband's truck. He'd walked away from her that night as if he'd gotten his first taste of the real Callie, and his addiction to her had started.
How many other men inside the clubhouse were standing in the same position he was, half in love, fantasizing about being with a woman who had no understanding that fire ran through her veins? How many other men wanted to be the one who helped her set herself on fire?
Callie crumbling, diving for his chest. He wrapped his arms around her, keeping her on her feet. A fire brought him back to her.
"I lost everything," she mumbled against the front of his jacket.
"I know." He rubbed her back, happy to hold her. "Fuck, I missed you, honey."
She raised her head and frowned. "You left."
"I needed to go." He kissed her forehead. "But I'm back."
She pushed against him. "Why?"
"I want to help—"
"No." She stepped away from him, almost stumbling. "You can't just invade my life and then leave again. You're just listening to the rumors. Everyone listens to Josh."
"I'm not—"
"You listened." She tapped her head, slurring her words. "That's why you left. Now you're listening to him again. Just go. Leave me alone."
She grabbed for the handle. He planted his hand on the door, stopping her.
"I'm not listening to anyone but you, Callie."

ABOUT DEBRA KAYN

Debra Kayn is published by Grand Central Publishing, Simon & Schuster Publishing, Carina Press – Harlequin Enterprises Limited, and repped by agent, Stephany Evans of FinePrint Literary Management.
Believing everyone deserves to love and be loved, she takes the most unlikely characters and turns them into heroes and heroines.
She lives with her family in the Bitterroot Mountains of beautiful North Idaho where she enjoys the outdoors, the four seasons, and the wild animals that gather in her yard.

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To Seduce a Highland Scoundrel (Heart of a Scot #3) by Collette Cameron. Historical Romance Release & ARC Review.

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Desperate for her freedom, she’ll risk everything. To protect her, he’ll forsake a solemn oath.

Book 3 in the "Heart of a Scot" series is now available. Read for Free with Kindle Unlimited!

Steadfast, loyal, and a fierce warrior, Laird Graeme Kennedy puts his duty to his family and clan above all else. After a horrendous marriage, he’s vowed to never wed again and to become the best laird Killeaggian Tower has ever known. Only, the unexpected arrival of the beautiful and intelligent Berget Jonston throws his orderly life into upheaval and threatens the safety of those under his protection.

Brave and intrepid, widow Berget Jonston refuses to be manipulated into another arranged marriage. Risking all, she escapes to the Highlands. The last thing she expected—or wanted—was to encounter the intimidating, brawny Graeme Kennedy. A man who affects her as no one ever has.

Will Graeme and Berget find the courage to put their pasts behind them and embrace their passion and love? Or will Berget flee again to protect Graeme and his clan from the madman determined to have her, no matter the cost?

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Berget Jonston is on her way to what she hopes will be a new, safe life.  She will not allow her father to sell her into marriage again. She is going to work as a governess in the highlands.
Laird Greame Kennedy is happy looking after his nieces and sister in law since his brother's death.  The clan is doing well although there is a slight worry for Scotland itself.  The new governess is hiding something and that could be dangerous. 
This is lovely story full of fun and emotion.  I fell in love with the characters straightaway. It is part of a series but easily read on it's own.  Be warned you will be tempted to buy the rest.
Great fun.


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An escapee from the Pacific Northwest’s rainy, gray coast, COLLETTE CAMERON believed teaching her destiny until she dared to tap out her first novel. She’s been enthralled with writing ever since. Blessed with three spectacular children, fantastic fans, and a compulsive, over-active, and witty Muse who won’t stop whispering new romantic romps in her ear, she still lives in Oregon with her mini-dachshunds, though she dreams of living in Scotland part-time. A bestselling, award-winning author, Collette pens Scottish and Regency historicals featuring rogues, rapscallions, rakes, and the intelligent, intrepid damsels who reform them. You’ll always find dogs, birds, occasionally naughty humor, and a dash of inspiration in her sweet-to-spicy timeless romances. A member of Novelist Inc., Romance Writers of America, as well as several RWA chapters including The Beau Monde, Hearts Through History, Celtic Hearts, Rose City Romance Writers, and the Greater Seattle Romance Writers, Collette admits to a quirky sense of humor, enjoys trivia and inspiring quotes, adores castles and anything cobalt blue, and is a self-confessed Cadbury chocoholic. Her motto for life? You can’t have too much chocolate, too many hugs, too many flowers, or too many books. She’s thinking about adding shoes to that list. To learn about Collette’s career as an author, visit hereand if you are interested in Tidbits and Trivia about Collette, take a peek here.

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A Time Of End (Executioner Knights #4) by Kathryn Le Veque. Historical Adventure / Romance Release & ARC Review.

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The Executioner Knights are back! Alexander de Sherrington seeks to marry a daughter of the great Christopher de Lohr (Rise of the Defender). But not if King John has anything to say about it!

Alexander de Sherrington, the man affectionately referred to as ‘Sherry’ by his friends, is off on the greatest adventure of his life… and his target is Lady Christin de Lohr.

Lovely and vivacious, Christin is as head-strong as her mother but born with her father’s innate sense of politics. She fostered in the finest homes and proved herself to be smart, intuitive, and calm under pressure. Unbeknownst to her father, William Marshal recruited Christin into his network of spies and even as she serves a de Lohr ally, the House of de Winter, as a lady in waiting for Lady de Winter, she completes missions at the Marshal’s directive.

Enter Alexander de Sherrington.

He is intrigued with the beautiful new spy, and he and Christin are thrown together due to necessity. But Alexander soon realizes there is something very special about the daughter of Christopher de Lohr. As a romance blossoms, King John has his own plans for Christin – marrying her to his bastard son to undermine Christopher’s power.

The only one who can stop the marriage is Christin herself.

Join Alexander and Christin, Christopher and David, and the rest of the Marshal and de Lohr allies in this epic adventure of intrigue and romance that pushes the bonds of trust between allies. It’s Medieval Mayhem in 13th Century England!

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Cristin de Lara might only be eighteen years old but she's already been working as a spy for William Marshall for two years.  Her nickname is the Ghost because she never leaves a trace.  However with her father coming to an important event where she will be working, she will have to be even more careful. If he finds out what she's been doing he'll take her home and lock her up to keep her safe.
Alexander Sherrington also works for William Marshall . He is one of the Executioner Knights,  with a reputation as the most deadly.  They are all working to protect England against all threats, and they are sometimes from surprising people. 
This is an absolutely wonderful story.  So much excitement and adventure.  Our heroine is happy in her work and very good at it.  She also knows how important it is to work as a team. The things she does will have you and her fellow characters in stitches.  We get to meet up with lots of old friends and great heroes from other books.  
As usual this author has us going from giggling to crying,  sometimes in unexpected places. I have bags under my eyes today because I could not put the book down until I finished it in the early hours of the morning. 
Absolutely Fantastic.


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KATHRYN LE VEQUE is a USA TODAY Bestselling author, an Amazon All-Star author, and a #1 bestselling, award-winning, multi-published author in Medieval Historical Romance and Historical Fiction. She has been featured in the NEW YORK TIMES and on USA TODAY's HEA blog. In March 2015, Kathryn was the featured cover story for the March issue of InD'Tale Magazine, the premier Indie author magazine. She is also quintuple nominee (a record!) for the prestigious RONE awards for 2016.
Kathryn's Medieval Romance novels have been called 'detailed', 'highly romantic', and 'character-rich'. She crafts great adventures of love, battles, passion, and romance in the High Middle Ages. More than that, she writes for both women AND men - an unusual crossover for a romance author - and Kathryn has many male readers who enjoy her stories because of the male perspective, the action, and the adventure.

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Whatever It Takes , by S. Jones. Contemporary Romance Book Tour.

Title: Whatever It Takes 
Author: S. Jones
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 6, 2020

It’s been seven years since Quinn Walker ended our engagement.

I’ve moved on, married his enemy, and started my own family.
Everything was perfect…until it wasn’t. My new life was a lie, and my husband turned out to be a fraud. The man that I married was now a wanted fugitive, and my ex-fiancé was the cop who was intent on making him pay.
He’s convinced that a simple apology and a dimpled smile is enough to fix that broken heart that he tore apart years ago.
I’ll do whatever it takes to keep him at a distance. Yet, all it takes is one kiss, one touch for me to remember how great our love was before he threw it away.
Little does he know that I’m not the young, foolish girl who he left behind. If he thinks he can waltz back into my life like the past never happened, he has another thing coming.
I can accept that fate sent him back to me. Now, I need to assure my foolish heart that this means nothing.
S. Jones is a contemporary romance author from Upstate New York. She has a strong passion for writing and reading stories that will rip your heart out before it’s put back together again.

If she’s not buried in her writing cave, she’s usually reading or planning out her next vacation. She loves to travel to different places and spends all her free with her husband, and two college age children.
When the weather permits, you can find her outside walking her golden retriever, or enjoying a nice cocktail by the pool. She loves cooking and entertaining for her family and friends.
When she’s not holding a glass of wine in one hand and her kindle in the other, she loves to hear from her readers at: Authorsjoneswrites@gmail.com
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