Catch Up On March Reads

So that’s the end of March. Wow, where did the month go? Is it just me or is this year flying by so fast! I had so much going on this month but with that aside I managed to read 6 books this month and I was delighted with myself. My reading challenge, that I have set up through Goodreads is going so well. I’m nearly half way though and we’re only a third of the way through the year. 

Here are my reads from March:

  • Soulless by TM Frazer – Read from 29th of Feb  – 2nd of March ★★★★☆
  • Major Misconduct by Kelly Jamieson – Read from 3rd to 5th of March ★★☆☆☆
  • Consumed by Skyla Madi – Read from 6th to 7th of March ★★★☆☆
  • Miles Away by Addison Kline – Read from 8th to 10th of March ★★★☆ ☆ 
  • Sugar Daddy by Sawyer Bennett – Read from 15th to 24th of March ★★★☆ ☆ 
  • Drifter by Bella Jewel – Read from 21st – 22nd of March  ★ ★ ★ ★ ☆ 

 

My top two Favorites this month:

Soulless by T.M. Frazier  Soulless by TM Frazer, I loved this book and it was a great ending to this series. If you haven’t gotten into T.M  Frazer, I’d highly recommend picking up one of her books and getting lost in her dark romantic world. You wont look back. You can chcek out my full review here.

 

 

Drifter by Bella Jewel Drifer by Bella Jewel, This second edition  to Bella’s  Mc Sinners Next Generation series, oh what a book. I hadn’t realized this book was going to be about Mercedes and Diesel. It was a good surprise though. I just want to point out straight of the bat I LOVE Diesel! Diesel is Mack’s son from Jokers Wrath series and Mercedes is Spike’s daughter from MC Sinners series. Check out my review here.

 

What did you read this month and what was one of your top reads? Look forward to hearing your thoughts! 

Till next time!

Eleanor

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April New Release: Ruthless by Gillian Archer

Ruthless (True Brothers MC, #1)

Ruthless (True Brothers MC #1) by Gillian Archer

Release Date: 12.04.16

Every girl needs a guardian angel—even if he wears black leather. In the first novel of her scintillating True Brothers MC series, Gillian Archer introduces readers to a sexy-as-sin biker . . . and the woman wild enough to tame him.

 
After dinner with the most arrogant man in the world, Jessica Miller is shocked when her blind date tries to maul her in the parking lot. Enter “Zag”: the brooding, bruising alpha male who jumps off his motorcycle and teaches the jerk a lesson he won’t forget. After getting one taste of a bad boy who lives on the edge, Jessica’s hooked. Zag’s willing to give her the ride of her life. But she needs to wrap her arms around his powerful chest and hold on—tight.

Zag knows firsthand that the True Brothers MC isn’t for the faint of heart. He only intends to show beautiful, innocent Jessica a few cheap thrills to satisfy her curiosity. But the more he lets her in, the more Zag comes to depend on her gentle touch to help heal the wounds that he’s been denying for so long. Now, a rival gang has set its sights on Jessica, and Zag must step up once again. He just hopes he can go the distance to protect the woman he loves.

Oldie but a Goody Wednesday

I’ve read so many good books along the years and realized recently that maybe not everyone would have fallen upon certain authors. I thought this was a pity, So I though that over the next few weeks I’d post a few Oldies but a goody and see what people. Let me know if you agree with my choices or if you didn’t. The’re are so many great authors out there so it would be a pity if they where missed!

I know when I come across an author, either from Goodreads or from a friend’s recommendation I get so excited. So hopefully maybe over the next few weeks I might surprise you with a goody.

The Disengagement Ring

The Disengagement Ring

Clodagh Murphy

Kate O’Neill is ready to settle down, so when her commitment-phobic boyfriend Brian asks her to marry him, she accepts. Though she knows her close-knit family aren’t fond of Brian, she feels sure they’ll come round once they get to know him better.

But Kate’s eccentric mother, Grace, is determined to prevent Kate from making the biggest mistake of her life. She hatches a plot to scupper the engagement, urging the whole family to do everything in their power to encourage a break-up. She even ropes in Will Sargent, manager of ultra-cool rock band Walking Wounded, and unrequited love of Kate’s life, in the hope that she can lure Kate away from Brian.

Reluctantly Will offers Kate a job as chef for Walking Wounded, and whisks her off to Tuscany for the summer, where they are working on their new album.

As temperatures in the kitchen begin to heat up, will Kate’s feelings for Will be rekindled – or will she decide Brian really is the man for her?

Cover Reveal: First Star I See Tonight by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

First Star I See Tonight (Chicago Stars, #8)

I don’t know about you, but I’m a huge Susan Elizabeth Phillips fan. I’ve read EVERY single one of her books and even though she only release one book every year of so I’m hocked and when I finish one of her books I’m so excited for the next. First Star I see Tonight is not being released until August and I don’t know how I’m going to wait till then! I’ll just have to reread all of the Chicago Stars Series books again in the run up to this release. If you haven’t read any of her books I recommend getting on to that haha

 First Star I See Tonight (Chicago Stars #8) by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Release Date: 23.08.16

A star quarterback and a feisty detective play for keeps in this sporty, sexy, sassy novel—a long-awaited new entry in the beloved, award-winning, New York Times bestselling author’s fan-favorite Chicago Stars football series.

Piper Dove is a woman with a dream—to become the best detective in the city of Chicago. First job? Trail former Chicago Stars quarterback, Cooper Graham. Problem? Graham’s spotted her, and he’s not happy.

Which is why a good detective needs to think on her feet. “The fact is…I’m your stalker. Not full-out barmy. Just…mildly unhinged.”

Piper soon finds herself working for Graham himself, although not as the bodyguard he refuses to admit he so desperately needs. Instead, he’s hired her to keep an eye on the employees at his exclusive new nightclub. But Coop’s life might be in danger, and Piper’s determined to protect him, whether he wants it or not. (Hint: Not!) If only she weren’t also dealing with a bevy of Middle Eastern princesses, a Pakistani servant girl yearning for freedom, a teenager who just wants to fit in, and an elderly neighbor demanding Piper find her very dead husband.

And then there’s Cooper Graham himself, a legendary sports hero who always gets what he wants—even if what he wants is a feisty detective hell bent on proving she’s as tough as he is.

From the bustling streets of Chicago to a windswept lighthouse on Lake Superior to the glistening waters of Biscayne Bay, two people who can’t stand to lose will test themselves and each other to discover what matters most.

Susan Elizabeth Phillips

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The Huffington Post says the books of Susan Elizabeth Phillips provide a “gateway drug to the whole [romance] genre,” which she assumes is a good thing. Bookpage magazine calls her “the crown jewel of romantic comedy writers,” which is definitely a good thing. Since she wrote her first novel on a typewriter in her kitchen, her books have been published in over 30 languages and appear on bestseller lists all over the world.
In addition to being a New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, and USA Today bestseller, she is a hiker, lazy gardener, horrible singer, passable cook, passionate reader, wife, mother of two grown sons, and grandmother of two adorable little ones. Her newest book, HEROES ARE MY WEAKNESS, is now available in paperback. Susan is excited to announce her next book FIRST STAR I SEE TONIGHT, the next edition in the CHICAGO STARS SERIES, will be released Aug. 23, 2016. You can visit Susan on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or on her website.

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Review: Major Misconduct by Kelly Jamieson

 
Major Misconduct (Aces Hockey, #1)
 
Major Misconduct (Aces Hockey #1) by Kelly Jamieson
 
Release Date: 13/10/15
 
In Kelly Jamieson’s seductive new Chicago Aces romance—perfect for readers of Sawyer Bennett and Toni Aleo—a fun-loving free spirit tempts an uptight hockey star into opening himself up to love.
As the captain of the Chicago Aces, Marc Dupuis is all business. The apartment he shares with his teammate and best friend, Duncan, is a refuge from the pressures of fame. But when the sexiest woman he’s ever seen interrupts his early morning coffee wearing only a skimpy cami and matching panties, Marc can’t exactly say he minds. Their chemistry is off the charts. Unfortunately, this girl’s no random puck bunny. She’s Duncan’s little sister—and she’s moving in.

Lovey Armstrong could stare at Marc’s chiseled abs and listen to his French-Canadian accent all day. She just has no idea what’s going on inside his head: When he’s not charming her pants off, Marc makes a Zamboni machine seem warm and cuddly. Lovey knows the team’s bro code says no messing with sisters, but all these mixed messages are hard on a girl’s self-esteem—especially since she’s finally getting her new life together in Chicago. She decides he’s worth another shot . . . because if anyone can melt the ice around Marc’s heart, it’s Lovey.
 
2.5 slow paced Stars on Goodreads, Read from March 3rd to 5th 2016
Ok so over all I did enjoy this read by Kelly Jamieson, However there where a few things that wrecked my head about the main characters.

Marc was boring and kinda a wimp for a big hotshot hockey player!
Lovey just needed to get her head out of her arse and stand up for herself with her brother. some of their conversations really bothered me.

Another thing about Kelly’s style of writing, she went into so much detail about things that didn’t need so much detail this made parts a little boring for me.
 
In saying all this I will probably read the next book in the series.

Review: Drifter by Bella Jewel

Drifter (MC Sinners Next Generation, #2)

Title: Drifter

Series: MC Sinners Next Generation #2

Author: Bella Jewel

Release Date: March 21, 2016

Blurb

They say opposites attract.

In my world that isn’t a good thing.

I did everything I could to escape the motorcycle club I grew up in when I turned twenty-one.

It wasn’t about fear, or betrayal, or even lack of love.

I just needed my own life.

I had to know how it felt to stand on my own two feet without their protection.

Then I met Diesel.

Mysterious, dark, with eyes that screamed to be understood.

From the second I met him, I knew I needed to be in his life.

There’s just one problem – he’s a member of a different motorcycle club.

Two things that should never be combined.

Yet I can’t stay away. No matter how hard he pushes. I can see beyond his mask.

I need to know who he is and I’ll overcome any obstacle to be in his life.

A friendship is born, followed by an epic love.

Our relationship is forbidden.

But I’ll do anything to be in his life.

Anything.

**Received ARC in exchange for an honest review**

4 I forget to breathe Stars on Goodreads, Read from March 21-22, 2016

I hadn’t realized this book was going to be about Mercedes and Diesel. It was a good surprise though. I just want to point out straight of the bat I LOVE Diesel! Diesel is Mack’s son from Jokers Wrath series and Mercedes is Spike’s daughter from MC Sinners series

Diesel was dark and so adorable, although that might not be the right word to describe him. I just Couldn’t help but think it thought out this book!

“Girls like you will never work with guys like me. I’m dark; it’s in my soul. You’re light; I saw it the first time I met you. You’re the kind of light that could fix my dark, but I can’t let that happen. I can’t take the chance that I might ruin you.”

Mercedes had some set of balls on her and was just not afraid to speak her mind and at times I cringed and went “uh no girl don’t say that” But on the order hand it was entertaining.

As always with Bella Jewel I loved this book and in my eyes she can do no wrong! If you like Mc Books this is for you! If you haven’t read any Mc Books, you need to get yourself a Bella Jewel book!

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Cover Reveal: Kissed By Reality by Carrie Aarons

 

 

Title: Kissed by Reality

Author: Carrie Aarons

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Shanoff Formats

 Release Date: April 11, 2016

 

Blurb

Falling in love is hard. Falling in love on national television is impossible. Right? 

Leighton Aldridge did not sign up to meet her soulmate. She signed up for the lights, camera and action. So when the Hollywood-native ends up with the wounded war veteran and a ring on her finger, it’s a surprise to everyone. What isn’t a surprise is the way she breaks Finn Wyatt’s heart, or the massively public breakup that follows. But a year later she’s back, ready for another round on the reality TV show that brought them together. She knows he was the real thing, and she’s ready to fight for him. 

Finn is the new Mr. Right. The country’s favorite single guy, and the object of 25 women’s affections. But when his ex-fiance steps onto set and back into the limelight, he wishes he never agreed to another season. Leighton shattered his heart for the world to see, and he’s not ready to face that reality. Can Leighton convince him, and America, that she’s the one? Or will her future with Finn only consist of 15 more minutes of fame?

Get a sneak peek of Kissed by Reality before anyone else!

 

 

Author Bio

Author of romance novels such as the Over the Fence series and Red Card, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoony and sarcastic characters who won’t get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.

Carrie Aarons has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book, and can’t describe what it feels like to be able to write love stories as an actual career. She loves spinning tales that include dapper men, women with attitude, and the occasional hunky athlete.

When she isn’t in what her husband calls a “writing coma,” Carrie Aarons is freeing-up her jampacked DVR, trying to become the next HGTV star as she DIYs her very first house, and planning her next travel adventure. She lives on the east coast with her husband whom she loves dearly for supporting her crazy dreams and putting up with her sassy, extroverted ways.

 

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