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Saturday, January 28, 2017

Accidentally On Purpose by Jill Shalvis



                                           


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There’s no such thing as a little in love . . .
Elle Wheaton’s priorities: friends, career, and kick-ass shoes. Then there’s the muscular wall of stubbornness that’s security expert Archer Hunt—who comes before everything else. No point in telling Mr. “Feels-Free Zone” that, though. Elle will just see other men until she gets over Archer . . . which should only take a lifetime . . . 
There’s no such thing as a little in lust . . .
Archer’s wanted the best for Elle ever since he sacrificed his law-enforcement career to save her. Their chemistry could start the next San Francisco earthquake and he craves her 24/7, but Archer doesn’t want to be responsible for the damage. The alternative? Watch her go out with guys who aren’t him . . .
There is such a thing as . . .
As far as Archer’s concerned, nobody is good enough for Elle. But when he sets out to prove it by sabotaging her dates, she gets mad—and things get hot as hell. Now Archer has a new mission: prove to Elle that her perfect man has been here all along . . .

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MY REVIEW:
“Off Limits” is what Archer Hunt has always tried to remember when it comes to Ellie Wheaten. He met her when she was under age for him, hurt, searching for her path in life. The last thing she needed was him around to distract her or remind her how royally things had messed up. Archer moved on and Ellie grew up. Archer never forgot about Ellie, keeping track of her from the shadows, as the old saying goes nothing stay hidden long. Ellie and Archer have been working in the same building and have the same friends now.
Reading the first two and a half books in this series you can see there is chemistry between the two. Why they are fighting it was always the question? However in this book we get to see why, we also get to feel the passion being restrained jump of the pages. Jill Shalvis does a fantastic job of making the reader frustrated for these two characters wishing they would “just do it already” LOL. The sexual tension aside you see how much the two care about the others happiness too. I had been anxiously waiting for this next book and was not disappointed.
  
I loved reading the lengths Archer went to mess up Ellie’s dates and then shrug it off when confronted. Ellie and her rumors about Archer that kept him from dating as well showed us how she felt. There are such strong emotions flowing in the pages of this book. From parts that made me crack up laughing, to the sadness in Ellie and Archers past, Jill makes you feel it all. I am over the moon thrilled that this book was written and shared with us readers. So as I always say, find your favorite spot grab this book and settle in for a great read!
                                         

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   New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental. Look for Jill's bestselling, award-winning books wherever romances are sold and visit http://www.jillshalvis.com for a complete book list and daily blog detailing her city-girl-living-in-the-mountains adventures.

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Meet Jill while she’s on tour for Accidentally On Purpose!

SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2017 | 2:00PM
“A Romance to Remember” Multi-Author signing
Yorba Linda Public Library
18181 Imperial Highway, Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Featuring: Jill Shalvis, Jennifer Ryan, and HelenKay Dimond


THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 2017
Avon KissCon Multi-Author event
Book People

603 North Lamar Blvd., Austin, TX 78703

Praise for the HEARTBREAKER BAY series:


“It’s always such a pleasure to read Shalvis’s contemporary romances, and this one—the exciting first in a series—is no exception. Readers will be hooked…the glamorous big city locale, the appealing secondary characters, and that Shalvis magic with snappy dialogue, portends a dynamite series.”—Publishers Weekly, starred review


“A romance that is both heartrending and hilarious. Shalvis’s new series is a stunner.”—Library Journal, starred review

“Readers will be enamored by the amazing start to this brand-new series. This Heartbreaker Bay novel has it all: memorable characters, the beautiful backdrop of San Francisco and even a fountain that grants wishes. A lot of fun and a little heat from beginning to end!”
—RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

“Shalvis launches the first in her Heartbreaker Bay series on a high note with a truly unforgettable romance that will delight longtime fans and new readers alike with its irresistible mix of sassy wit, snappy dialogue, and surfeit of smoking hot sensuality.”—Booklist




“Fans of Shalvis’ Sweet Little Lies will surely want to pick up her second Heartbreaker Bay contemporary…Willa’s a gem, Keane’s a hunk—tool belt and all—and the two spar as only Shalvis’s characters can.”—Publishers Weekly

“Lighthearted, sexy, and fully entertaining, this second-chance romance blends holiday cheer with long-buried emotional issues and plenty of passion. This delectable story adds another cheeky charmer to Shalvis’s San Francisco–set series.”—Library Journal

“Shalvis’ novels are always a hoot to read! There’s plenty of romance and plenty of heat, which is the perfect combination to melt away the stress of the busy upcoming holiday season. The characters always speak louder than words, and thanks to their matching personalities and dialogues, there’s no guessing games as to what they’re feeling. Even the animals are spunky!—RT Book Reviews, 4 stars

“Shalvis' second Heartbreaker Bay novel hits all the notes the author is celebrated for: realistic characters enveloped in a tight, dependable community; emotionally intense back story and angst-y internal turmoil; rapid-fire dialogue and wordplay; and scorching sexual tension. A sexy Shalvis read that fans will love.”—Kirkus Reviews



“A delightful romance.”—Book Binge

“As always, Shalvis injects this story with her trademark wit and charm…They’re just such fun, feel-good reads and you’ll definitely get into the Christmas spirit once you read this story.”
—Under the Covers book blog

“A great addition to the Heartbreaker Bay series. If you’re looking for a fun (and steamy) quick read, I highly recommend this novella.”
—Feed Your Fiction Addiction

“The Heartbreaker Bay series so far has been very enjoyable reads for me and I was looking forward to this holiday novella…If you like the ‘trapped in a blizzard’ theme, and sexy second chance romances with themes of redemption and forgiveness, then you’ll enjoy this story full of trademark Jill Shalvis style and wit.”
—Straight Shooting Book Reviews

“This is an adorable holiday novella in the Heartbreaker Bay series, a fun contemporary romance series set in the San Francisco bay with a fantastic group of friends!”—Book Munchies


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Sunday, January 22, 2017

Daring to Fall by T.J. Kline

Daring to Fall (Hidden Falls) by [Kline, T. J.]

About:
Emma Jordan has returned home after her father’s death to run the animal sanctuary that had been his legacy. But strange things start happening, and it seems that someone is out to shut her down, someone who doesn’t mind putting lives in jeopardy to see it through. When Hidden Falls’ sexiest fireman starts to ask questions, Emma needs to make sure his charm doesn’t distract her from keeping her dreams alive. 

Ben McQuaid has an obligation as a local fireman to protect the community, even from a well-meaning wildlife veterinarian who’s in way over her head. But, it’s becoming hard to keep his loyalty to the town and his desire for the pretty vet separate. As Ben and Emma become caught in a dangerous game of cat and mouse, their feelings for each other are growing. 
Will they let duty drive them apart or will they dare to fall?

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                                                                                MY REVIEW:
Who out there doesn’t like a romance story with a woman that can hold her own? What about one that doesn’t play the damsel in distress to get the guy? I know that it is a huge plus for me in a book, to know that the woman isn’t going to fall all over herself because a hot man shows up. Okay so this man is a fireman, is kind and in the first chapter saves a baby animal out of a tree. Where was I going with this… Oh right strong female leads.
            Emma Jordan is just such a leader; she is a veterinarian and wild animal trainer who just took over her father’s animal sanctuary. Rumors are flying about her right away! Saying she can’t handle the place like her father did, that they wish they could feel safe. Emma wants to restore the sanctuary to what her and her father dreamed before his unexpected death. She has big plans but if the town keeps thinking ill of her, she has no idea how she can accomplish them.
            Ben McQuaid is a sweet guy that has always wanted to help, it’s in his nature to look for people that need it and jump in. He found a job that lets him do this and he is a great fireman. He keeps up with what’s going on in town, helps the neighbors when asked. The best guy you could ask for in a tough situation. This has a down side for him when it comes to his love life. He tends to be drawn to “damsels in distress”. Women who need rescuing from any and all issues, and then they break his heart. After his last disaster of a relationship he swore off complicated women. He wants one that is safe, predictable, your good girl next door.
            When Ben meets Emma he is blown away at the women everyone in town keeps talking about. She is small, spunky and blushes when caught checking out his back side. Turn around is fare game when he starts taking a closer look at her as well. She is not the type of women he swore to find, she is not safe, or predictable. Emma Jordan keeps him guessing and on his toes. The problem is no matter how many times he tells himself to stay away he can’t. When the fire they start only grows hotter between them, they give into it only to discover it only burns hotter. Ben realizes he wants Emma but not only in his bed, she refuses to give in and pushed Ben away. You will need to read the book to find out if the fireman finds his girl next door or finds a way to keep the women who sets him on fire. Curl up in your cozy spot for this nail bitter.     

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About the Author:

T. J. Kline was bitten by the horse bug early and began training horses at fourteen—as well as competing in rodeos and winning several rodeo queen competitions—but has always known writing was her first love. She also writes under the name Tina Klinesmith. In her spare time, she can be found spending as many hours as possible laughing hysterically with her husband, teens, and their menagerie of pets in Northern California. That is, when she isn't running around the California Gold Country researching new stories.

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