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.

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."

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"Deliciously naughty and side-splittingly hilarious!"

-Kelly at Beneath the Covers



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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 I take this woman to be my ex-wife?

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"Romantic, hilarious, & ridiculously HOT!”

-Musings of the Modern Belle

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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,!  

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