COVER REVEAL+GIVEAWAY: Written on Her Heart by Paige Ryan

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Title: Written on Her Heart
Author: Paige Ryan
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: April 23rd, 2014
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Synopsis 

To escape the ensuing media whirlwind after scandalous events in his novels were revealed to be true, big-time author Ford Delaney relocates to Callaway Cove.

When 21-year-old budding writer, Andi Callaway, returns home for college break, she discovers her literary idol – Ford Delaney, a world famous novelist – has taken refuge in her tiny hometown.

Andi determines to win a job as his assistant – but being hired by the handsome, reclusive author means competing with her friends for the job and ignoring the wishes of her longtime boyfriend.

As romantic sparks begin to fly between Andi and Ford, the heat they generate will either forge a powerful, enduring love or threaten everything she holds dear.

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BLOG TOUR + REVIEW: Twisted by Emma Chase

Hey guys!!! Today I’m really excited to share with you my review of this AMAZING sequel to one of my favorites, ever!! 🙂 ♥
I hope you enjoy, and grab this read, because I definitely LOVED it.
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Title: Twisted
Author: Emma Chase
Series: Tangled #2
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: March 25th, 2014
Source: I was given a review copy from in return for an honest review
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Synopsis

Falling in love is easy. Staying in love is hard. In this heart-pounding follow-up to Tangled by New York Times bestseller Emma Chase, Kate reveals that there is trouble in paradise, when unexpected circumstances force her and Drew to “renegotiate” their relationship.There are two kinds of people in the world. The ones who look first, and the ones who leap. I’ve always been more of a looker. Cautious. A planner. That changed after I met Drew Evans. He was so persistent. So sure of himself—and of me.But not all love stories end happily ever after. Did you think Drew and I were going to ride off into the sunset? Join the club. Now I have to make a choice; the most important of my life. Drew already made hisin fact, he tried to decide for the both of us. But you know that’s just not my style. So I came back to Greenville, Ohio, alone. Well, sort of alone..What I’ve come to realize is that old habits die hard, and sometimes you have to go back to where you began before you can move ahead.

 

My Feelings!
 Twisted? UM YES PUH-LEASE. Seriously. I loved Twisted. I love Tangled, and Twisted didn’t disappoint. It was like Tangled all over again, except a different plot. And a good one I must say 😉 Drew is BACK. Kate is BACK. And Drew’s family is BACK. The humor, angst, disappointments, and frustrations are all BACK. So, basically, I fell in love all over again. 😉 Only con? It’s from Kate’s POV. Not that I don’t like Kate. I love her, but Drew’s POV is just so much moore. BUT THANK GOD, the epilogue? It’s alll Drew 🙂 😉 ♥
Twisted continues Kate and Drew’s story, and PHEW they cannot get it together. But it’s okay because they’re in love and they always come back together. 🙂 I know. Sounds a little naive and dreamer status,  but hey, I’m only seventeeen 🙂 ANYWAYS. Kate has always been the best. Her stubbornness and her Im-not-gonna-take-your-shit way of life has me laughing and clapping for her more times than I could count. But in Twisted, that same stubbornness takes her for a BUMPY ride, and basically makes her miserable for quite a while. BUT, there’s so much that goes on! She’s still in love with Drew. A LOT. And she still understands him like no one else has. AND she ends up with him, so all is well 🙂 🙂 Except, this is the G rated version. The actual version? HOT HOT HOT HOT HOT. SMOKIN. Which made it that much better. 😀
Cutest quote ever?
I love you too. I love that you’re funding Mackenzie’s future because you won’t stop cursing. I love how you tease your sister unmercifully but would kill anyone who hurt her. But most of all…I love how you love me. I feel it every moment…every day.”
AH! *melts*
OH, and then there’s Drew *sigh* *grins* Drew is baack. And of course, he makes a mistake. Yup. And then the story goes crazy. But, that’s Drew for you! AND I LOVE IT! 🙂 Just saying, 30% of the book is gone, and everything goes CRAZY. As in, everyone’s mental and overly emotional and there’s sooo much angst, and it’s kind of Drew’s fault. But it’s okay because he more than makes up for it before and after the incident. He’s completely, head over heels in love with Kate and she’s his life, and he has the best ways of showing that, whether it be through his words or his actions. Again. SMOKIN. 😉 As is he. Drew hasn’t changed. He’s still the overprotective, overbearing, and loving man he always was. It’s just a little more in Twisted. And he was stil DAMN hot. 😉
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Once again, misunderstandings play a really BIG part in Drew and Kate’s lives, and honestly, that was a little frustrating, both in a good and bad way. Good that there was so much emotion and ANGST, and then bad, that it took them SO FREAKING LONG to figure it. At one point in the book, I was basically like,
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and then was like OH SHIT, please be a happy ending. Please be a happy ending. Because it was just sooo much!! I loved every second of Twisted though! In all seriousness, it made me laugh SO MUCH when Drew was with his family. That said, I should probably give you a sneak peek of my favorite scene 😉
The actual eating of the meal is uneventful, but during dessert, Alexandra taps her glass with a spoon.
“Everyone-can I have your attention, please?” She beams at Steven and then goes on. “Mackenzie has an announcement she’d like to make.”
Mackenzie stands on her chair and proclaims, “My mom and dad had sex!”
The entire table went silent.
Until Matthew raises his glass.
“Congratulations, Steven. It’s like halley’s Comet right? You only get to come very seventy-five years?”
Delores laughs.
HAHAHAHHAHA OMG. I died. And there’s sooo much more where that came from. Basically, Mackenzie my favorite. Hands down. She’s the best 😉
Anyways, TWISTED? Read it. Read it now. You will feel everything you will ever want to feel, and some things you never will want to, but it’s all in there. Drew and Kate come together for another AMAZING story, and I fell in love with them and their love all over again. It was such a great read, and I loved, and I SWEAR, I NEED THE NEXT ONE. LIKE PRONTO 😉
5 AMAZING, MIND BLOWING, LAUGHTER-FILLED STARS!!!! 🙂
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About the Author

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By day, Emma Chase is a devoted wife and mother of two who resides in a small, rural town in New Jersey. By night she is a keyboard crusader, toiling away the hours to bring her colorful characters and their endless antics to life. She has a long standing love/hate relationship with caffeine. Emma is an avid reader. Before her children were born she was known to consume whole books in a single day. Writing has also always been a passion and with the 2013 release of her debut romantic comedy, Tangled, the ability to now call herself an author is nothing less than a dream come true.
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BLOG TOUR + REVIEWS: Stroke of Love by Melissa Foster

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HI GUYS!!! Today I’m happy to share my reviews of Melissa Foster’s Remington series.
These are bunch of HOT and GOOOOOOD reads, so watch out 🙂
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Title: Game of Love
Author: Melissa Foster
Series: The Remingtons #1
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 17th, 2014
Source: I was given a review copy in return for an honest review
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Synopsis

Ellie Parker is a master at building walls around her heart. In the twenty-five years she’s been alive, Dex Remington has been the only person who has always believed in her and been there for her. But four years earlier she came to Dex seeking comfort, and then disappeared like a thief in the night, leaving him a broken man.

Dex Remington is one of the top PC game developers in the U.S. He’s handsome, smart, and numb. So damn numb that he’s not sure he’ll ever find a reason to feel again.

A chance encounter sparks intense desires in Ellie and Dex. Desires that make her want to run—and make him want to feel. A combination of lust and fear leads these young lovers down a dangerous path. Is it possible to cross a burned bridge or are they destined to be apart forever?

My Feelings!
This was one breathtaking game of love!! I LOVED IT. I loved everything about it. I loved Dex. I reallly like Ellie. I LOVED all the supporting characters, like Mitch, Regina, and Dex’s family. But I especially loved the story. It was one of redemption, forgiveness, and new beginnings, and it was such a well written story, that I could help but fall in love with this beautiful book.
So, first off, there’s the totally smokin’ hot, nerdy, multi-million dollar game designer: Dex Remington. Seriously. Just from that description, who wouldn’t fall for him? 😉 What I liked about Dex, though, was that he was so understanding. He’s loved Ellie for pretty much his life, and when she walked away early on, he never thought he would see her again, and it’s an instant connection. But Ellie has so many problems, and yet, Dex fights for her like no one else has ever done for her. And that’s what I loved about him. The way in which he takes cares of Ellie, gets her to open up, and STAY for once in her life was such a heartwarming story to watch unravel. Of course, they had their bumps along the way, but Dex handled everything with such grace and charisma that I couldn’t help but fall in love with the man. I was fangirling so hard.
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And then, there’s Ellie. To be honest, I felt like I would have like her more, but I guess I didn’t really feel the connection. But regardless, I really enjoyed her story. I loved seeing her grow with Dex’s love and I loved seeing her open up, and break her rules of flight for the man she was in love with. She had a troubled past, but with the help of the others in this book, she finally comes to fight for the thing she wants most: a happy ending with the man she loves. By the end of the book, I was tearing up a little because of not only the happy ending, but because of the beauty of all of Ellie and Dex’s moments. They really were a perfect couple, and they complemented each other so well. 🙂
My favorite quote?
“You deserve to be love. Do you hear me?
Ellie didn’t answer. She couldn’t push anything past the lump that formed thick and resistant in her throat.
Regina yanked her clooser. “Did you hear me, Ellie? You are not a product of the fucking system. You deserve to be loved, and if you have to fight for it, then that’s what you do. Fight for this with everything you’ve got.” She tugged her against her bony chest and hugged her.
NOW, you see why I loved the supporting characters sooo much too?? 😉

4 BEAUTIFUL butterflies from me 😉

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NEXT UP, We have Book #2: Stroke of Love *grin*
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Title: Stroke of Love
Author: Melissa Foster
Series: The Remingtons #2
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 3rd, 2014
Publisher: World Literary Press
Source: I was given a review copy in return for an honest review
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Synopsis

Kate Parello runs a volunteer program in Belize for Artists for International Aid, where she deals with self-centered artists who use the program as a means to repair their marred reputations. She loves the country, the people, and what AIA stands for, but too many diva volunteers have turned her off to press-seeking celebrities altogether and left her questioning the value of the volunteer program. When she meets incredibly handsome and charming Sage, he stirs emotions she hasn’t felt for ages, even though he represents the things she despises.

Laid-back artist Sage Remington escapes his wealthy lifestyle in the Big Apple for a two-week journey of self-discovery to figure out how a guy who has so much can feel so empty. When he meets ultra-organized Kate, who lives her life the way he’s always dreamed of living his, the attraction is too hot to ignore, but Sage is there to figure out what’s missing in his life, not to find a woman.

Every look, and every late-night chat in the romantic jungle brings them closer together, but Sage can barely think past stripping away Kate’s misconceptions about him. Kate fights him every step of the way—even though she finds it hard to ignore the strikingly handsome, generous-to-a-fault artist who wants to do nothing more than right the wrongs of the world—and love her to the ends of the earth.

My Feelings!
*Sigh* Sage Remington. That’s all I have to say 😉 HAHA JK I have much more to gush about 😉 So, Stroke of Love is the second book in the Remington sibling series, and IT WAS SO DARN GOOD!!! I loved every second of it, and I didn’t want Kate and Sage’s story to end, because they were just sooooo good and perfect together.
The story tells the story of Sage Remington. Tired of a fast-paced city life where all he does is make money and give it to charities, he decided he wants the hands-on experience of being able to help others, so he goes to Belize to help with the humanitarian efforts. There, he meet Kate Parello 🙂 Kate has grown up with being a humanitarian, with her parents both being part of the Peace Corps, and in Belize, she’s helping with the program that brings celebrities to help bring publicity and awareness, as well as aid, to the children in underdeveloped nations.
On that note, WOW. The first thing that struck me in this book was how selfless and innately kind Kate and Sage both were. Of course, at the beginning, Kate thinks of Sage as just another arrogant celebrity looking for a good publicity stunt, but she eventually figures out that’s not true, and dang, was it wonderful. 🙂 As for Sage? He falls for Kate pretty much right off the bat, and throughout the book, he proves himself to be not only the opposite of the stereotypical celebrity, but the perfect match for Kate.
“A time filler,” he repeated. “You make me want to fill time over and over again. I never realized I had so much downtime to be filled.” He nuzzled against her neck. “Kate,” he whispered. “You’re so much more than a time filler. It scared the shit out of me.”
AH! Honestly, after reading Game of Love, I didn’t think theses Remingtons could get any hotter or any more swoonworthy, but if Dex was hot, Sage was FIRE. Sage was the perfect man, filled with the best intentions, and it was sooo cute seeing him prove himself, and help the kids create the mural. And his art sessions? *SWOOON* I love me a hot artist. 😉 And I had some serious Kate-love as well. 🙂 I think I connected to Kate more than I did to Ellie, but personally, I liked Kate’s character a lot more. (not that I didn’t love Ellie or anything, but…) She was so headstrong, which made her worthwhile to read about, but when she opened up, it was such a beautiful thing. She gave her heart to Sage and *SIGH*. I want a piece of that 😉
OH and did I mention Luce and Sage’s family. No? WELL THEY’RE AWESOME. Luce is Kate’s best friend in Belize, and she seriously pushes Kate towards the attraction she has for Sage. Not to mention she was really cute, and well, awesome.
Luce sighed. “This is better than a romance novel. Just don’t sweep her off her feet an take her on my bed.”
LOL SEE???? 😉
This books had ALL KINDS OF MOMENTS.
 It had the “AWWW this is soo sweet” moments
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And then, it had these kinds of moments:
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Stroke of Love was one HOT, FUNNY, BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN, and WONDERFUL story. It showed the life of two really good people coming together and trying to make themselves happy by being with each other, and the instantaneous connection and chemistry between Kate and Sage keeps the book alive and gooorgeous, may I say. 😉 I enjoyed this read SOOO much, and it’s a definite recommendation for all the happy ending lovers out there 🙂
4.5 SOARING  BUTTERFLIES FROM ME!!!!! ♥
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About the Author

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning  author. She writes contemporary romance, new adult, contemporary women’s
fiction, suspense, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that  stay with you long after you turn the last page. Her books have been  recommended by USA Today’s book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the Women’s Nest, a social and support community for women, and the World Literary Café. When she’s not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. Melissa has been published in Calgary’s Child Magazine, the Huffington Post, and Women Business Owners magazine.Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event.

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AND!!! Be sure to check out these other books by Melissa Foster!!
P.S. THEY’RE FREEEE 🙂

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Lovers at Heart: Amazon | B&N 

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COVER REVEAL: Journey to Faith by Tina Klinesmith

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Title: Journey to Faith
Author: Tina Klinesmith
Series: Gaming the System #2
Genre: Christian Fiction/Romance
Release Date: April 15th, 2014
Cover Designed byAllison Brennan
Event Organized by: Literati Author Services, Inc.

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Synopsis 

Michele and David have it all: successful careers, a loving marriage and the perfect daughter. Until the past raises its head, intent this time on wrecking damage to their daughter. When tragedy strikes, they find their faith in God and His plans tested. Can their family remain strong in the face of adversity or will they crumble in ruins? Will love fail them when they need it most or will it restore their faith in what the future holds?

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About the Author

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Tina Klinesmith (1973-present) found she had a love for stories at the ripe age of 2 when her mother found her trying to read a romance novel. Even in childhood, she spent time crafting stories, plays and songs for family and friends.

Raised in the lush Central Valley of California, Tina continues to reside there with her wonderful husband, three children and a menagerie of beasts who believe they are also children.

Tina loves the outdoors and spending time camping, fishing and just hanging out with family and friends. She is an accomplished horsewoman and trainer as well as a fitness instructor and online coach. She loves to hear from her readers!

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BLOG TOUR + REVIEWS & GIVEAWAY: Declaration by Rachael Wade

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Hey guys!!! Today I’m happy to share with you my thoughts on Rachael Wade’s books.
Beware. These ones are filled with drama, and they are such a roller coaster, but it’s all worth it in the end 😉
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Title: Reservation
Author: Rachael Wade
Series: Preservation #2
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
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Source: I was given a review copy in return for an honest review

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Synopsis

A sequel to the Amazon bestselling romance, Preservation, told from Ryan’s point of view.

Old Habits Die Hard.

Ryan Campbell is not only leaving his title of Professor behind to move on to bigger and better things at Simon and Warden Publishing, he’s also become Seattle’s rising literary star. Sitting on the overwhelming cusp of newfound fame, he learns soon enough that being popular has its downside.

Attracted to the buzz surrounding his new career, former lovers begin to creep back into his life, and potential ones emerge with enticing advances. While he works to juggle reserved, yet stressful, wedding plans with Kate and his new public image, he has enough to manage without worrying about Carter and Dean—Kate’s loveable albeit eccentric friends—and their latest shenanigans.

Surrounded by a lifestyle that includes temptation at every turn, Ryan finds himself immersed in a world full of scandal and lies, where his oldest weaknesses thrive and his ghosts return to haunt him. Questioning whether his life with Kate is his best path, he must discover if he’s still capable of being the man he aspired to be when she first became his, or if happily ever after is only an illusion.

My Feelings!
SOOO, Reservation? I liked it 🙂 Or more specifically, I had mixed feelings about it. First of all, I should tell you that I’m a girl who’s all for the drama. I mean, the angst and the fears and the troubles characters have in their lives and the things they have to do get over those bumps in the road make the story that much better. But, still. There’s a limit to how much I can handle, and I felt that Reservation crossed that limit a little. But, not to say that it wasn’t a good read!! Because it actually was a pretty good one.
The story starts off after the first book, Preservation, ends. BUT this time, we get Ryan’s point of view. If you haven’t read Preservation yet, you should probably do that first because there’s just so much that goes on that I feel like it’s necessary to read the first to understand the second. Anyways, Ryan.
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This was basically how I felt about him. Ryan was my typical swoonworthy male. He was completely HOT and the chemistry between him and Kate was OFF THE CHARTS. It was so fun to read their romance and their good days, because it just made me feel so happy. But, then come his decision-making skills. Honestly, not so great. I was so frustrated with him at points, and yeah, I got that he was in a whole new environment being famous and all, but SERIOUSLY, RYAN? SERIOUSLY? At some points, I just wanted to smack him. What I liked most about this though, was that I got to hear a little of Ryan’s thinking about the stuff he did in Preservation and everything about what he does in Reservation. Book 1 is Kate’s POV, and I really did like Kate! But, hearing Ryan’s side of the story made his asshat moves a little more credible and clear. It explained some things that I needed explained 😉 YAY!
Kate was the same old Kate. HAHAHA. JK. I really did appreciate Kate in this one, but just like Ryan, she just had waaay too much going on. She had some issues that she needed to deal with, and sometimes I do think she put Ryan through hell for her own selfish reasons, but I also loved the fact that she was willing to face her problems, and she really did try and save everything in her life. I loved the reality and love that Kate brought to Reservation, because it was only through his feelings for her that I got to see the Ryan I love and the Ryan I adore.
In all honesty, this book was one HELL of a ride. I went through happiness, pure joy to sheet-tearing frustration and anger. Ryan’s trying to balance his new life of a celebrity, but he’s pulled in so many different directions, and that alone puts such a strain on his relationship with Kate. I felt for Kate. I really did, and I appreciated her calling Ryan out on his b.s. and his failures, because I felt that if he couldn’t handle everything, he didn’t deserve it. Kate made him work for their love, and she fought for it too. HARD. And that was one of the better things about the book. The chemistry between the two of them was still HOT HOT HOT. Their times together were fun and warm, but their troubles had me worrying the ENTIRE book. I was so torn about not only whether they would get through everything (because there were just SOOO many problems) or if they wouldn’t and this relationship that was fought so hard for would crumble to pieces.
I was really invested in Kate and Ryan’s story. Carter, Kate’s best friend secretly crushing on her, was probably my favorite character because he was one of the people who just said it like it was, and I appreciated that. AND I really was rooting for him 😉 BUT ITS OKAY because I get him all to myself in Declaration, aka book 3 😀 Anyways, the only con about Reservation was the over-the-top drama. I thought there was a little too much of everything: frustration, angst, ego, miscommunication, etc. It made for a GREAT story, which I really did enjoy, and a GREAT couple, and I would definitely recommend you give it a go 🙂

3.5 dramatic butterflies from me 😉

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NEXT UP, We have Book #3, and this tour’s spotlight: DECLARATION, aka Carter’s AMAZING story  *grins*
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Title:Declaration
Author: Rachael Wade
Series: Preservation #3
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: October 7th, 2013
Source: I was given a review copy in return for an honest review

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Synopsis

Featuring characters from Love and Relativity.

Carter Montgomery spent most of his life blending in, and he liked it that way. It was always better to be seen, not heard. And while a theatric streak and friendly demeanor might have fooled most people, he knew the truth—he was the shy one. The quiet kid most people forgot about. Some might have considered that a bad thing, but those people all wanted to be in the spotlight.

The only place Carter didn’t mind attention was on stage, with The Hellions. Once content in his comfort zone in Seattle, Washington, he only knew three things: confrontation was to be avoided, keeping the peace was priority, and the moment he lost Kate Parker to Professor Ryan Campbell, he had no clue what to do with his life. Playing gigs, working at Pike Place Market, and watching BBC after the love of his life sailed off into the sunset just wasn’t going to cut it anymore.

Desperate to escape his rut, he takes a cue from Kate and chooses a random place to relocate—a small island across the country, where no one knows his name and memories of unrequited love aren’t found at every turn. Just when he thinks he’s found the perfect place to unwind and sink back into the shadows, in bursts Whitney Sinclair, a saucy firecracker who loves life and refuses to settle for second best. Full of contagious energy, she dares him to be brave, convincing him that it might finally be time to tell the world what he wants.

It might be time to make a declaration.

My Feelings!
AHHH!!!!! HANDS DOWN, MY FAVORITE BOOK OF THE SERIES 🙂 🙂 🙂 I think I mentioned up there that I really liked Carter. Well, Carter Montgomery, I FREAKIN LOVE YOU!!! hehe. Carter has been my favorite character for a while now, and it was sooooo nice to finally get his story. And even better? It’s from HIS point of view. Double YES!
Hehe. Okay. So, Declaration was such a good story. After having his heart broken by Kate, when she chooses Ryan, Carter moves away to get some space and find who he is without falling head over heels in love with a girl who’s got a serious boyfriends. He’s still torn over Kate’s decision, but he’s trying to move on, and somehow, he ends up in this place in the middle of nowhere, aka Sanibel Island, but thank god for that, because here he meets Whitney.
From his best friend days, Carter has been the most attractive out of all the Preservation characters, in my opinion 😉 I loved him, and I felt for him, and I fell for him hard.
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So, when I get more of his beautiful musician talents and his feelings about everything, it was everything I hoped for. Carter always had this feeling of being ignored, just because of his past with Kate, and he’s trying to get over that. But, he’s loyal to a fault, and in my head, that was a HUGE reason that he couldn’t get over Kate sooner. He was just so lost without her feeling the same way, and he was trying to get past the rejection. But, Whitney changes everything for him.
First off, I’m so glad Whitney was who she was. I needed that down-to-earth, straight, and witty girl in this series. But she was also emotionally challenged. She my perfect mix of attitude and emotion, and I needed to see that character. And, man, did Whitney gave it to me. Declaration had me laughing and losing my breath, bit by bit, because of all the witty banter between the two. It was SOOO CUTE. And the perfect addition to this series. Whitney was like no one Carter had ever met before. She was not only beautiful, but she was intelligent as well. She, of course, had her own baggage, as did Carter, so they took things slow, but honestly, they were the perfect couple from the beginning.
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They hit it off immediately, and at first they were just friends, but what I loved so much about Carter and Whitney’s story was that they complemented each other PERFECTLY. Carter got Whitney to open her heart up and accept his love for what it was, and have faith in something other than her walls, and he tore down those walls. And Whitney did the same thing for Carter. She showed him what real love was, and he realizes that what he felt for Kate was only a fraction of what Whitney was, and that was the most beautiful part of the story. Ultimately, Carter gets exactly what he deserved: the love of his life and his happy ending.
This book was such an emotional journey, and Carter and Whitney had the unavoidable bumps in the road, but they handled their problems and lives with grace and maturity. I loved how they completely gave themselves to the other, and it made my heart soar. Two such perfect people coming together made for a beautiful story. This was definitely my favorite of the series, and I definitely recommend to all of y’all. I know everyone will fall in love with Whitney and Carter, just as I did.
4.5 SOARING  BUTTERFLIES FROM ME!!!!! ♥
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Rachael Wade writes edgy New Adult and Adult romance and science fiction. She is the author of the Amazon bestselling PRESERVATION SERIES, THE REPLACEMENT, and LOVE AND RELATIVITY, as well as the paranormal romance series THE RESISTANCE TRILOGY. When she’s not writing, she’s busy going to concerts, watching too many movies, and learning how to protect animals and the environment. She’s an avid Brandi Carlile fan and loves all things Tim Burton. Visit her at RachaelWade.com and LightsOnLove.com, and come chat with her on Twitter @RachaelWade.

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BLOG TOUR + REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Gabby Revealed by Amy Gregory

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Hey guys!!! Today I’m really excited to share with you my review of this AMAZING new book, plus a little giveaway!! 🙂 ♥
I hope you enjoy, and grab this read, because it’s a definite recommendation!
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Title: Gabby Revealed
Author: Amy Gregory
Series: Finding Perfect #2
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: March 25th, 2014
Source: I was given a review copy from in return for an honest review
Event Organized byLiterati Author Services, Inc.

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Synopsis

Gabby James didn’t have the idyllic childhood many in her little hometown of Renlend, Kansas had. High school was a living hell, but when she graduated she couldn’t bring herself to leave Renlend. The town was her prison, but her family’s bookstore, The Looking Glass, was her one true love. It was the place she could run to, and escape the prying eyes of the ones who taunted her.

Shane Compton was a literary agent in one of the most prestigious publishing houses in New York City. He found no greater rush than finding the next big talent, someone who could take the written word and turn it into an art form. In the span of one rude phone call Shane was drawn into the mystery of just who the fiery new author from Kansas was. When everyone else in the office refused to deal with her, Shane willingly accepted the challenge. There was no logic to the madness, but every time he had contact with her, she drove him wild.

Gabby tried every trick in the book to keep Shane at arm’s length, but he had made good on his promise to come to Kansas. He wanted to pull her out of anonymity, he wanted her in the public eye. Now here he stood, on the sidewalk in front her bookstore, and one look told her he was everything she was afraid he’d be. Too bad she was anything but who he thought she was. Gabby quickly discovers Shane has more on his mind than just books and with a little help from an ornery matchmaker, he shows her a whole new life through her looking glass.

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My Feelings!
GABBY REVEALED!!! YAY! 🙂 I really enjoyed reading Gabby’s and Shane’s story. It was such a great story to tell, and I really loved the characters and felt I could relate all of them. I loved Gabby, Shane, and especially John. I enjoyed their journey together, and I SOOO LOVEED the sass and the banter. It was such a good and heart-warming story.
Gabby has had a rough past, and has had to deal with bullying and not-so-nice high schoolers, but when she discovers a talent, she sends in her manuscripts to a literary agent in New York, and who better to receive them than the gorgeous Shane Compton? 😉 She was one of those characters who hides inside of herself. She was the one with the attitude hiding her distress, but her one outlet for her true feelings was John. And I LOVED HIM. LOL. His matchmaking skills were so on point, and he was one hilarious guy. He was like father/grandfather to Gabby, and I loved their relationship, and love and trust for each other.
Then comes along Shane, this big shot literary agent who basically fell for this fresh new author when he first read her book. He also has his own history, but he fights for he wants, and in this story, it’s Gabby. Shane was such a gorgeous character, and he redefined dedicated. I mean seriously. He has no doubts when it comes to Gabby, and I really respected that as I saw the fight in him, and I saw the love and affection for him. AH! SO CUTE! ♥
I enjoyed the banter between the two as well!!! 🙂
“Are you going to open the door, or what?”
“Or what?”
“What?”
“Or what.”
“Oh my God. Just open the damn door, Shane. Why do you have to be so damn irritating?”
“Are you always this lovable…or is it just me?” he teased back.
I MEAN SERIOUSLY. LOL. I was laughing pretty hard, and there’s more from where that came from 😉 I really enjoyed Shane and Gabby as a couple as well. They were so perfect together, and even though it was a fight to get Gabby to open up, when she did, it was a beautiful thing that really made my heart soar 🙂
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I absolutely adored Amy Gregory’s writing as she wove the beautiful story that was Gabby and Shane. It was SUCH a great ride, and I loved every second of watching them come together. CANT WAIT TO READ THE REST OF HER WRITING!!! 🙂

4 soaring butterflies from me 😉

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Be sure to watch out for the next book in series!!! 🙂

Reading Order (Finding Perfect Series):

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#1: Mike’s Way Back: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

#2: Gabby Revealed: Not Available at this Time

About the Author

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When asked ‘when do you have time to write’, Amy Gregory simply laughs. The real answer is, “in bits and pieces”. She and her husband live in Kansas City with their three fantastic kids that keep them running in three very different directions. Because she sits so much, she always carries a notebook with her at all times. She has an off the wall, snarky, off the cuff sense of humor that often shocks even those who’ve known her for years. And she loves that her children have all been blessed that ability to make others laugh as well. At least  she’s grateful most of the time! Her husband often teases her about how she “makes this stuff up” when he’s reading a piece of her work. … The answer—“it just comes to me when I’m typing”. Scary thought, huh!
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RELEASE BLITZ + SNEAK PEEK & GIVEAWAY: Stuck in Between by Blakely Bennett

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Title: Stuck in Between
Author: Blakely Bennett
Series: Bound by Love #1
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: March 24th, 2014
Cover Designer: Yocla Designs
Editor: Read Owl

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Synopsis 

Jacqs is a twenty-eight year old woman caught up in an on again, off again relationship with Bond, who is her best friend and the one who causes her the most heartache. She succumbs, yet again, to his powerful charisma, but vows not make it into more than it is, a great night of sex.
Bond, too sexy for his own good, wants Jacqs for himself as he “dates” his way through the female population of South Florida. He selfishly doesn’t see the conflict of interest.
Red, Bond’s best friend, has watched Bond take Jacqs for granted for way too long and soon stakes his own claim on her.
Will Red and Jacqs budding relationship pull apart their tight-knit group of friends and will Jacqs survive being Stuck InBetween.

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Stuck in Between – Chapter One

About the Author

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Blakely Bennett grew up in Southeast Florida and has been residing in the great Northwest for over eight years. She graduated from Nova Southeastern University with a degree in psychology, which accounts for her particular interest in crafting the personalities, struggles, and motivations of her characters. She is an avid reader of many genres of fiction, but especially erotica and romance. Writing has always been her bliss. She is attracted to stories of self-struggle and ultimate recovery.
Blakely is married to a wonderful, loving and supportive husband, also a writer, who helps to keep her grounded. She is a mother, a communitarian, a lover of music (always on while she is writing—thank you, Pandora), and a good friend. An advocate of love and female empowerment, she is a facilitator for a women’s group. She loves to walk and hike for exercise and finds that, since moving to Seattle, WA, she is now one of those “crazy” people who walk in the rain.
Stuck In Between (erotic romance) is her 5th novel. She is also the author of the dark erotic suspense, My Body Trilogy (My Body-His, My Body-His (Marcello) & My Body-Mine) and co-authored the contemporary romance, The Demarcation of Jack with her husband, Dana Bennett.

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