Monday, September 26, 2016

Review: CRUSHING ON LOVE by Melissa Foster!

Release Date: September 21st, 2016

Type: Contemporary Romance, Series, Book 4,

My Review: This was, most definitely, a one-sitting read. I couldn't put my kindle down, I was desperate to find out what would happen. This is my second book by Foster, and while I liked the last one, this book blew that one out of the water. Steve and Shannon both broke and healed my heart. The emotions were so raw and genuine in this book, thinking that their relationship might have to end made my heart pound.

This book can be read as a stand alone, which I was quite grateful for - considering how long the overall story is, there's no way I would have been able to catch up. I can tell Steve and Shannon had a bit of a backstory that must have played out in a previous book, I really didn't feel like I was missing out on too much. Though considering the massive amount of couples surrounding them, the people in that town sure are busy getting together.

Cover Lovin': Cute and classic contemporary.

Recommendation: Some prior knowledge might help, but is not required.

Final Rating: FIVE out of FIVE stars!! I couldn't put it down. I want a Steve of my own.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~

Today we have the release week blitz by Crushing on Love by Melissa Foster! Check out the excerpt and grab your copy today! col_blogtour About Crushing on Love: cover The Bradens are a series of stand alone novels that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger series.   "You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" NYT Bestselling Author Brenda Novak   "With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" New York Times Bestseller Julie Kenner   "Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely   In CRUSHING ON LOVE... Steve Johnson is living his life’s passion watching over the Colorado Mountains as a ranger and wildlife consultant. But his peaceful life is upended when overzealous and insanely beautiful Shannon Braden flits back into his life after returning from a brief trip home to Maryland. He thought his attraction to her was under control—after all, she’s only in Colorado temporarily, and he doesn’t do casual affairs.   Shannon’s return to Colorado has as much to do with the game of cat and mouse she and Steve have been playing as it does the data she’s been hired to collect. But despite her efforts to explore the undeniable heat simmering between them, Steve’s intent on keeping his distance.   When a ranch abutting the national park goes up for sale, Steve will do whatever it takes to keep it from falling into the wrong hands. And when all his attempts fail, he’s left with no alternative but to follow Shannon’s guidance into the online world he abhors in order to raise the funds. The more time they spend together, the deeper their attraction becomes, and a game of cat and mouse turns into an unstoppable connection. But when Shannon’s assignment comes to an end, will it mean an end to them, too? *** WANT MORE BRADENS? All Braden books can be read as stand-alone novels or as part of the series:   THE BRADENS (Peaceful Harbor, MD) Healed by Love (Nate) Surrender My Love (Cole) River of Love (Sam) Crushing on Love (Shannon) Whisper of Love (Tempest) Thrill of Love (Ty) *** The Bradens are part of the Love in Bloom big family romance collection. Characters from each sub-series appear in future books. teaser-1 Grab Your Copy Today!! Amazon | Nook | Kobo | GPLAY | Ibooks | Smashwords | Paperback: Amazon US   Exclusive Excerpt: teaser2 SHANNON WATCHED STEVE swing his ax. He was built like the very mountains he loved: strong and stable, with layers of hard-earned muscles born from honest, hard work. Pure perfection. And that hair? Lord. What would it be like to fist her hands in his hair and kiss him? To touch all those hard planes of muscle? To discover the man behind the walls? She told herself those were wants not needs, no matter how much they felt like it. The kind of unrelenting wants that bring a girl to reach beneath the sheets and satisfy her fantasies. Down, girl. Shannon had been surprised by how much she’d missed Steve when she’d gone home for her eldest brother Cole’s wedding. She and Steve hadn’t spent more than a few stolen moments together during the weeks she was here for her first assignment. Usually she’d catch him working on equipment, or in his yard, before she returned to her uncle’s ranch in the evenings. He’d captivated her with his passion for, and endless knowledge about, all things wilderness related. And he was different from most of the guys she knew. He wasn’t hung up on his looks or material things. He was real, with a strong set of values and priorities. Somehow, between their almost daily conversations and weeks of hoping she’d see him, she’d become completely and utterly taken with him. When she’d been offered the assignment and the cabin, she’d accepted without hesitation. She’d missed Steve too much to deny the attraction, and she wanted to see if something might come of it. Now that she was here, her body was thrumming at the mere sight of him. Given that she’d actually asked him about his sex life—and nearly died on the spot when the question slipped out—she desperately needed to rein herself in. He wiped sweat from his brow, his tanned skin glistening in the morning sun. “Need anything from town?” he asked, setting another log on the stump. She couldn’t pry her eyes from his rippling abs and his bulbous biceps flexing with every move. “Town?” He cocked a smile and hoisted the ax again. “Town. You know, the place where people who like Pinterest live?” She forced her eyes away, glancing at the trees swaying in the breeze, the rocks at her feet, anywhere but at him. “I know what town is. I’m just surprised you’re going there.” Everyone knew Steve hated to leave his precious mountain. “Gotta take care of some business.” Going into town was a big deal. Unlike a quick trip to the store from her apartment in Peaceful Harbor, the drive into town took at least thirty to forty-five minutes, depending on which town he was going to. She’d realized last night she’d forgotten two very important supplies. Pop-Tarts and toilet paper. She could probably live with the single roll of toilet paper she had in the cabin for another few days if she needed to, but Pop-Tarts were pretty much a necessity. Besides, maybe she could convince Steve to help her scout gray-fox habitats at dusk. Perfect! “Can I come with you?” she asked hopefully. “I need to pick up a few things.” “I’ll get them for you. What do you need?” She bit her lower lip, willing herself not to fib. But if she asked him to pick up what she really needed, he’d leave and she’d have to go searching for habitats by herself. Now that she’d thought about going later with her yummy mountain man, she’d already settled on it in her mind. “It’s girl stuff. You won’t want to get it.” So much for not fibbing. “Can I please go with you?” She gave him her best pleading look. “I promise not to talk your ear off.” Fib, fib, fib! She had no control over what came out of her mouth, especially around him. He muttered under his breath and set the ax against the stump. “I’m not making a hundred stops.” She leapt with delight and ran over to hug him. Her heel slipped out of her boot and she stumbled into him in a half hug, half full-body-draped-over-Steve embrace. His skin was hot, his body was hard, and getting harder by the second. He smelled like man and musk, and…she was still plastered against him. She cleared her throat and managed, “Thank you.” Using his chest for leverage—yum, yum—she found her footing and pressed her heel back into her boot. “One stop. That’s it. Promise.” “You’re excited to get those supplies.” He picked up the logs he’d chopped and piled them on his forearm like they were toothpicks. “I’m just excited to be back. Maybe at dusk you can help me map out the habitats? It’ll be fun to scope them out together.” He gave her a curious look. “Haven’t heard anyone describe hanging out with me as fun in a long time.” “Then you’re hanging out with losers, and I’m taking that as a yes.” She grabbed the coffee mugs, unable to stop smiling. “I’m leaving in twenty minutes.” “I’ll be back lickety-split.” With a bounce in her step, she headed toward her cabin and heard him mutter, “Lickety-split,” followed by a chuckle. teaser-3 About Melissa Foster: melissa-author-photoo Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance, 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 World Literary Café and Fostering Success. 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 hosts an Aspiring Authors contest for children and has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Melissa lives in Maryland with her family. Visit Melissa on social media. Melissa enjoys discussing her books with book clubs and reader groups, and welcomes an invitation to your event. newsletter Connect with Melissa: NEWSLETTER: http://www.melissafoster.com/newsletter CONNECT WITH MELISSA FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/MelissaFosterAuthor TWITTER: https://twitter.com/Melissa_Foster WEBSITE: http://www.MelissaFoster.com STREET TEAM: http://www.facebook.com/groups/melissafosterfans Enter Melissa’s Blog Tour: a Rafflecopter giveaway    
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Friday, September 23, 2016

Weekly Reading Update 9/16 - 9/22/16!

Another week, another update… As always, click the title for more information!

I didn’t get too much reading done this week - mostly re-reads because I’m still in a bit of a reading slump. It’s not that the stuff I have to read and review is bad, it’s just I’m not in the mood to do anything. And when I finally got myself back on track and ready to read, my landlord told me an appraiser would need to do a walk-through of my house the next day, so I had to hurry and clean my house. It wasn’t too bad, really, there were just books EVERYWHERE. Thank goodness that’s over.

I did read Rocket Raccoon & Groot, Volume 1: Tricks of the Trade by Skottie Young. This is one of those fun, light-hearted graphic novels. Great for reading in between the heavy stuff. Rocket and Groot are always good for a laugh, and this volume was no different. Following this, I read King Baby by Kate Beaton. Kate Beaton has an awesome sense of humor, and I love all her books - picture books included. King Baby was no exception, that’s for sure.

On the re-reading front, I plowed my way through the Stage Dive series by Kylie Scott. The third book is one of my all-time favorites, but I figured I might as well start from the beginning since it had been so long since I read David and Mal’s stories. If you haven’t read this series, you need to get on it, ASAP. It’s my favorite New Adult rock star series to date. Lick, Play, Lead, and Deep - add them to your TBR or wish-list now!

Continuing my re-read binge, and sticking with the general rock star vibe (sort of?) I read Rule and Jet by Jay Crownover, another favorite author. Jet may be a rock star, at least on a smaller scale, but Rule just generally acts like one. Now that I think about it, I might have picked this series back up because I’ve been ready to get my next tattoo. I have the design, just not the time. It doesn’t help that this is conference season for work, as well as festival season - and it’s rough trying to keep a tattoo clean at muddy festival grounds.

That’s it for me this week. Next week will either be skipped, or late - since I will be out of town at a conference for work at the end of the week. And with being upstate, w

ho knows if I’ll even be able to read much. Such a depressing though.

That’s it for me this week!

Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Review: LOVE RESTORED by Carrie Ann Ryan

Release Date: September 13th, 2016

Type: Book one, Contemporary Romance, Ink and Piercings, hate at first sight

My Review: I do so enjoy books where the hero and heroine have a bad start. Meet-cute is great and all, but it is so much more fun if they have to work for it. And it's exceptionally enjoyable in this book. Not only are they off to a bad start, but they then delight in picking on each other. I also love the family dynamic between the Gallagher brothers. I haven't read any of the Montgomery series, but this is a spin-off.. the characters showing up from the Montgomery series makes me want to check it out sooner rather than later.

I've been lucky to read a bunch of great books lately, and Love Restored is no different. I love my heroes with tattoos and piercings, and I get that in spades in this book - and my heroine too! I already can't wait for more by this author.

Cover Lovin': Oh my!

Recommendation: This is book one in a new series, so come one, come all! No prior knowledge necessary.

Final Rating: FOUR out of FIVE stars! Great read.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~

Love RestoredAbout LOVE RESTORED

In the first of a Montgomery Ink spin-off series from NYT Bestselling Author Carrie Ann Ryan, a broken man uncovers the truth of what it means to take a second chance with the most unexpected woman…
Graham Gallagher has seen it all. And when tragedy struck, lost it all. He’s been the backbone of his brothers, the one they all rely on in their lives and business. And when it comes to falling in love and creating a life, he knows what it’s like to have it all and watch it crumble. He’s done with looking for another person to warm his bed, but apparently he didn’t learn his lesson because the new piercer at Montgomery Ink tempts him like no other.
Blake Brennen may have been born a trust fund baby, but she’s created a whole new life for herself in the world of ink, piercings, and freedom. Only the ties she’d thought she’d cut long ago aren’t as severed as she’d believed. When she finds Graham constantly in her path, she knows from first glance that he’s the wrong kind of guy for her. Except that Blake excels at making the wrong choice and Graham might be the ultimate temptation for the bad girl she’d thought long buried.
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Carrie Ann Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her works include the Montgomery Ink, Redwood Pack, Talon Pack, and Gallagher Brothers series, which have sold over 2.0 million books worldwide. She started writing while in graduate school for her advanced degree in chemistry and hasn’t stopped since. Carrie Ann has written over fifty novels and novellas with more in the works. When she’s not writing about bearded tattooed men or alpha wolves that need to find their mates, she’s reading as much as she can and exploring the world of baking and gourmet cooking.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Review: BEHIND CLOSED DOORS by J.L. Berg

BCD AmazonRelease Date: September 11th, 2016

Type: Contemporary, series-yet-stand-alone, CEO meets Secretary

My Review: I will admit, I was nervous when I first started this book. Once we got past the prologue, Roman seemed like such a butthead. Yes, the prologue had me feeling sad for him, but as an adult, Roman grew into a grump. A bit like Ebenezer Scrooge when talking to his employees in the beginning of a Christmas Carol. And then he went out to a club, and the way he was acting... I started disliking him even more. So imagine my surprise when I started really liking him, only a few chapters later. Once he finally met someone that got under his skin, he opened up and I really liked what I saw. 

When it comes to the rest of the story - I have to admit, the boss and secretary trope does it for me. Yes, I'm sure you're all sick of me liking almost every romance trope out there, but I can't help it. In real life, I'm sure I would never feel that way for a coworker, let alone a boss. But in fiction, it can - and does - work. And I love how author J.L. Berg plays this. Cara and Roman together just.. fit. It feels right. And I loved reading their scenes together.

Cover Lovin': Oh definitely! Two thumbs up, for sure.

Recommendation: No prior knowledge necessary, though like me you'll probably want to check out Jude.

Final Rating: FOUR out of FIVE stars (4/5)! Roman really grew on me, enough to make me want a Roman of my very own.

Disclaimer: I received a free copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~

About BEHIND CLOSED DOORS

My name is Roman Cavenaugh and I’m kind of an asshole. Running a company isn't easy, especially when everyone expects you to fail, so being a jerk? It comes with the territory. I don't have time to mess around, and I sure as hell didn’t see her coming. Cara Hamilton—she was supposed to be off limits…a temporary employee brought in during my assistant’s maternity leave. But, in the blink of an eye, she became so much more. An obsession I couldn’t shake. So yeah, I may be an asshole, but now, I finally had a purpose, and soon, she would be mine. All’s fair in love and war…
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J.L. Berg is the USA Today bestselling author of the Ready Series, The Walls Duet, and the Lost & Found Duet. She is a California native living in the beautiful state of historic Virginia. Married to her high school sweetheart, they have two beautiful girls that drive them batty on a daily basis. When she's not writing, you will find her with her nose stuck in a romance novel, in a yoga studio or devouring anything chocolate. J.L. Berg is represented by Jill Marsal of Marsal Lyon Literary Agency, LLC. Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads | Newsletter

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Promo: THE EDGE OF DOMINANCE

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04-TEOD-v6Since Macen “Hammer” Hammerman shares the bond he’s long craved with Raine Kendall and his best friend, Liam O’Neill, he should be looking forward to a bright future. But a vengeful force from the past returns to cast a long shadow. As Hammer reels from a bombshell that exhumed struggles he'd buried after his late wife’s passing, he learns her death may not be ruled a suicide after all.

Worse, a figure from Raine’s childhood surfaces, determined to rip her away for good. As the threats against the trio multiply, Hammer must confront his demons while leaning on Liam to keep their new family intact. But with emotions running high and forces mounting against them, can their love survive so they can finally live happily ever after?

     

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    TEOD-Teaser-v2B   TEOD-Teaser-v8         01-ODTL-v6Raine Kendall has been in love with her boss, Macen Hammerman, for years. Determined to make the man notice that she’s a grown woman with desires and needs, she pours out her heart and offers her body to him—only to be crushingly rejected. But when his friend, very single, very sexy Liam O’Neill watches the other Dom refuse to act on his obvious feelings for Raine, he resolves to step in and do whatever it takes to help Hammer find happiness again, even rousing his friend’s possessive instincts by making the girl a proposition too tempting to refuse. But he never imagines that he’ll end up falling for her himself.   Hammer has buried his lust for Raine for years. After rescuing the budding runaway from an alley behind his exclusive BDSM Dungeon, he has come to covet the pretty submissive. But tragedy has taught him that he can never be what she needs. So he watches over her while struggling to keep his distance. Liam’s crafty plan blindsides Hammer, especially when he sees how determined his friend is to possess Raine for his own. Hammer isn’t ready to give the lovely submissive over to any other Dom, but can he heal from his past and fight for her? Or will he lose Raine if she truly gives herself—heart, body, and soul—to Liam?   AMAZON *** AMAZON UK *** B&N *** iBooks *** Kobo *** Smashwords         02-TYTS-v6Raine Kendall has everything a woman could want…almost. Sexy, tender Dom Liam O’Neill is her knight in shining armor, but Raine keeps pinching herself. Is he too good to be true or is this growing connection one that could last a lifetime? She’s constantly torn by her abiding feelings for her commanding boss, Macen “Hammer” Hammerman, especially in the wake of the mind-blowing night he cast aside the barriers between them and ravaged every inch of her body.   Hammer, Liam’s former best friend, can’t stop coveting Raine. But Liam is determined to hold and guide the woman he loves and see if she can be the submissive of his dreams. However, he’s finding that her trust is hard won and he needs a bloody crowbar to pry open her scarred soul. So he risks everything to win her once and for all. But once he’s put his daring plan in motion, will it cost Liam his heart if he loses Raine to Hammer for good?   Amazon *** Amazon UK *** B&N *** iBooks *** Kobo *** Smashwords       03-TBTD-v6After spending weeks trying to reach Raine Kendall, Dominants Liam O’Neill and Macen Hammerman have finally broken past the walls to their submissive’s wounded heart. Before they can enjoy their newfound closeness, Liam’s past comes back to haunt him when his ex-wife drops in—with a secret that could tear his world apart. Forced to leave Raine in Hammer’s care, Liam is stuck on the outside, stewing in frustration and insecurity…and wondering if Raine no longer needs him or if Hammer alone completes her.   Always the pillar of strength, Hammer tries to help Liam while sheltering their woman. But Raine soon discovers the truth that threatens the trio’s chance of a happily-ever-after. Determined to hold them together, the two men cook up a scheme to uncover the ex’s secret. When an old nemesis returns and targets Raine, can Liam and Hammer come together to slay the danger and save the woman they both love?

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ABOUT SHAYLA BLACK:   Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty novels. For over fifteen years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold well over a million copies and been published in a dozen languages. Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past seven years. Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and a very spoiled cat. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.   Always be in the loop and sign up for Shayla’s FREE Newsletter Visit Shayla’s website Visit Shayla on Facebook Visit her Amazon Author Page

ABOUT JENNA JACOB:   Bestselling author Jenna Jacob paints a canvas of passion, romance, and humor as her Alpha men and the feisty women who love them unravel their souls and heal their scars to find their happily-ever-after kind of love. Heart-tugging, captivating, and steamy, Jenna's books will surely leave you breathless and craving more. A mom of four grown children, Jenna and her Alpha-Hunk husband live in Kansas. Jenna loves books, Harleys, music, and camping. Jenna's zany sense of humor and lack of filter exemplify her motto: Live. Laugh. Love. Meet the wild and wicked family in her sultry series: The Doms of Genesis. Or become spellbound by the searing love connection between Raine, Hammer, and Liam in her continuing saga: The Doms of Her Life (co-written with the amazing Shayla Black and Isabella La Pearl). Journey with couples struggling to resolve their pasts to discover unbridled love and devotion in Jenna's new contemporary series: Passionate Hearts.  

ABOUT ISABELLA LAPEARL Hello Friends! My name is Isabella and I write sexy, erotic romance. I'm a wife, mother, writer, reader and I love to ride my motorcycle. To say it's been an extraordinary journey thus far would be an understatement...what a rush! What a thrill to realize dreams and see them go from a seed to fruition. So for all you aspiring Authors who like me, have a fire inside that burns brightly and demands to be sated by writing... Never give up.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Weekly Reading Update 9/09 - 9/15/16!


Another week, another update… As always, click the title for more information!

While browsing at work, my coworker and I stumbled upon “Accidentally in love with… a god?” by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff. So of course, we had to request it via our interlibrary loan program. I got the chance to read it this past week, and I’m a little torn. I really liked the beginning, but I couldn’t stand the constant flip-flopping that the hero and heroine did when it comes to their feelings. However… I still found myself requesting the second book via interlibrary loan as well - so I must have at least enjoyed it a little!

After that, I went on a bit of a graphic novel rampage. This week has been incredibly busy. My Mom’s basement flooded, so that was an entire day wasted, trying to get all the water cleaned up. And then my mother and aunt took a trip to Myrtle Beach, so I had to run by their house multiple times during the week. I also will admit to getting distracted by season four of Elementary, which I just got on DVD from the library. But graphic novels are quick reads, so I breezed through four of them. I started off with Faith volume 1: Hollywood and Vine by Jody Houser. I have been waiting forever for this! I heard about it eons ago, and it felt like I waited eons for it to finally release. And it was so good! I’m already anticipating the next volume.

Next up was The Mighty Thor volume 1: Thunder in her Veins by Jason Aaron. Lady Thor is kick@ss! I’m greatly enjoying Marvel’s revamp of the different famous heroes. I’m looking forward to the new Iron Man, and I love Ms. Marvel. I switched from Marvel to DC next, and read Aquaman volume 7: Exiled by Cullen Bunn. Aquaman was amazing in the beginning, and then lost some of it’s cool factor for a bit. I think volume 7 is taking us back to the awesome factor. And finally, I moved on to Spider-Gwen, volume 1: Greater Power by Jason Latour. Spider-Gwen is not my favorite by far, but I thought this was fairly interesting. I’ll probably read the next volume when it releases.

That’s it for me this week!

Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Review and Excerpt: WELL HUNG by Lauren Blakely

Release Date: September 12th, 2016

Type: Contemporary, Romance, Series-but-stand alone, Humor, What Happens in Vegas stays in Vegas... maybe?

My Review: Another awesome read by Lauren Blakely. I just love how cute her characters are. Wyatt and Natalie have known each other for some time, and been coworkers for six months, and you can tell how easy they get along. They developed a report, and it was very obvious. There are plenty of authors who can't make a situation like this believable. I love how Lauren Blakely writes, and it's always fascinating to get so much from the male perspective. I cannot wait to check out more by her - especially Mister O since I have heard so many good things! If you love fun and funny reads, look no further than Lauren Blakely - and Well Hung for sure.

Cover Lovin': Thumbs up!

Recommendation: Well Hung features some familiar characters, but it definitely works as a stand alone.

Final Rating: FOUR out of FIVE stars! Loved it, a fun read for sure.

Happy Reading!
~!~ Amanda, Novel Addiction ~!~

Disclaimer: I received a free copy in exchange for a fair and honest review.

EXCERPT: 
Let’s back up.
            How did we get from not kissing to kissing? What was that turning point? Did she lean into me? Did I move closer to her? Details matter. I’ll gladly share them.
            Start with six months of sexual tension. Add in two mojitos for her, two beers for me, and a couple vodka tonics. Stir that with some bad news on the business front, and top it with the cherry of Natalie’s hit-me-over-the-head-with-a-stick comment that left no question as to what she wanted…and here I am.
            We don’t lean into each other. There’s no inch-by-slow-sensual-inch pull. It’s not a slow burn.
            It’s a fiery crash. We’re two cars speeding on the highway of this night, and we slam into each other, crawl across the hoods, and kiss like crazy.
            Nothing is tentative about this. We go from not kissing to kissing in less than sixty nanoseconds. Yeah, I don’t really know what a nanosecond is, either. But it happens in no time.
            And now my hand is in her hair, yanking her close as we crush our lips together. We kiss hard and rough, fueled by pent-up desire and more than enough vodka and rum to make this inevitable.
            Her teeth scrape me, and I growl, loving her roughness. I suck hard on her bottom lip, and I’m rewarded by nearly the same sound from her. She’s like a tiger, and together we’re animals.
            I grip her head tighter, and her hands are all over me—in my hair, then down my chest, then along my arms. We kiss so deeply, it’s like we’re trying to climb each other.
            At some point, she breaks off, breathes out hard, then whispers in my ear, “I’ve wanted to do that for so long.”
            “Not as long as I have. Now get those lips back on mine,” I tell her, and she complies.
            My hands cup her cheeks, but I’m not gentle, and she doesn’t want me that way. She’s not a gentle girl. She’s badass and tough, and she wants what I want. I hold her face tightly in my hands, and she practically crawls into my lap in a rush to get closer, then closer still as she presses her tits against my chest.
            I’m seated on a stool at the bar, and we are putting on some kind of show. But I don’t care.
            My tongue searches and hunts, wanting to taste every corner of her mouth, savoring the vodka and the tonic and, most of all, the Natalie. She whimpers and moans, and I swallow every sexy sound she makes.
            This stool is ours. This bar is ours. The night belongs to this kiss, because it’s not a starter kiss. It contains all the clues necessary to assemble the puzzle of where this night will end.
            With unwavering certainty, I know what kind of kiss this is.
            As I explore her mouth, and she claims mine with equal urgency, I know that I will be fucking Natalie tonight. 

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A hot and hilarious standalone romantic comedy, WELL HUNG is about an easy going, and well hung gentleman who’s been burned by love in the past but finds himself falling fast and hard for the one person he cannot have. It takes everything you love about a Lauren Blakely novel –witty dialogue, smoking hot sex scenes, and heartfelt moments –and puts them into one fantastic book! Told in the guy's POV, WELL HUNG is the sexy, irreverent tale of what happens when a carpenter who's good with all his tools accidentally marries his gorgeous and fiery assistant one night in Vegas. The trouble is...what happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas in this twist on an office romance.

 

"Well Hung should come with the label 'Satisfaction Guaranteed' because there isn't one single sentence I didn't absolutely love of this story! This book has laugh-out-loud humor as well as a romance that's both heartwarmingly sweet and deliciously dirty."

-Yvette at Nose Stuck in a Book

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"Deliciously naughty and side-splittingly hilarious!"

-Kelly at Beneath the Covers

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ABOUT WELL HUNG:

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From the NYT Bestselling author of MISTER O, comes a hot and hilarious new standalone...

Here's what you need to know about me -- I'm well-off, well-hung and quick with a joke. Women like a guy who makes them laugh--and I don't mean at the size of his d*ck. No, they want their funny with a side of huge... not to mention loyal. I've got all that plus a big bank account, thanks to my booming construction business. Yup. I know how to use all my tools.

Enter Natalie. Hot, sexy, smart, and my new assistant. Which makes her totally off limits...

Hey, I'm a good guy. Really. I do my best to stay far away from the kind of temptation she brings to work. Until one night in Vegas...

Yeah, you've heard this one before. Bad news on the business front, drowning our sorrows in a few too many Harvey Wallbangers, and then I'm banging her. In my hotel room. In her hotel room. Behind the Titanic slot machine at the Flamingo (don't ask). And before I can make her say "Oh God right there YES!" one more time, we're both saying yes--the big yes--at a roadside chapel in front of a guy in press-on sideburns and a shiny gold leisure suit.

But it turns out what happened in Vegas didn't stay in Vegas. And now, my dick doesn't stay in my pants when she's around. I try to resist. Honest. But the more we try to keep our hands to ourselves, the more we end up naked again, and the more time I want to spend with her fully clothed, too. The question now is...do I take this woman to be my ex-wife?

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"Romantic, hilarious, & ridiculously HOT!”

-Musings of the Modern Belle

"You heard it first from us: Lauren Blakely wrote the HOTTEST rollercoaster scene ever!"

-The Rock Stars of Romance

     
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And don’t miss Lauren Blakely’s other standalone Romantic Comedies!

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    author-pic-lauren-blakelyAbout Lauren Blakely: Since self-publishing her debut romance novel CAUGHT UP IN US three years ago, Lauren Blakely has sold more than 1 million books. She is known for her sexy contemporary romance style that's full of heat, heart and humor. A devout fan of cake and canines, Lauren has plotted entire novels while walking her four-legged friends. She lives in California with her family. With ten New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than fifty times. Her bestselling series include Sinful Nights, Seductive Nights, No Regrets, Caught Up in Love, and Fighting Fire as well as standalone romantic comedies like BIG ROCK and MISTER O, which were both instant New York Times Bestsellers. In the fall she'll release WELL HUNG, another romantic comedy. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter, laurenblakely.com/newsletter!  

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