Thursday, April 30, 2015

Dirty Past
by Emma Hart

(Tate Burke and Ella Dawson)




Ella skips town three days before her wedding.  She’s determined to start a new life and no longer be a victim to her abusive ex-fiancĂ©.   She lands a job as the PA to America’s favorite rock band, Dirty B.  This is where she meets the egotistical, crude, Tate Burke. 

Tate Burke is a manwhore.  He’s the oldest brother and the bass player for Dirty B.  Women throw themselves at him anywhere he goes.  He’s been involved in a few scandals so he trusts very few.  When he meets his new PA and realizes she refuses to throw herself at him he’s very intrigued.  As their relationship grows and they constantly go head to head the walls slowly begin to come down on both sides, and when they do it’s explosive.

“The girl is one big motherfucking enigma, and hell if I don’t want to crack her code, if only to get under her skin and piss her off.”

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This is the first book by Emma Hart I’ve ever read and I was VERY impressed.  I was entranced by her words from the first page and I couldn’t put it the book down.  Books that have sassy characters and quick banter are my weakness, and this book delivered.  Elle and Tate were constantly driving each other crazy!

“That wasn’t cleaning up my mess.  If I wanted you to do that I woulda called you five minutes earlier and had you in the fuckin’ shower with me, Els.” My eyes ghost down her body, lingering at her full breasts and toned thighs.

She stares are me stonily, that annoyed spark flaring into full-fledged anger. “Believe me, Mr. Burke, if the impossible happens and you somehow get me in a shower with you, I’d probably drown you, not clean you.”

DIRTY PAST isn’t just about characters that argue a lot.  Ella has a truly damaged past and when Tate finds out about her ex-fiance his super protective alpha comes out and he literally transforms before your eyes.  He’s still a cocky jerk, but he’s a lovable cocky jerk!

“Els, I gotta protect you because no other girl has ever fuckin’ bothered me as much as you do.”

“Well, thank—“

Usually, it’s very important to me to NEVER read a series out of order, even if they are standalones.  I am sad to admit that I read DIRTY PAST without reading the first book, DIRTY SECRET first.  BUT, that didn’t change the story for me at all.  I am even more eager to go back and read DIRTY SECRET now. 

“Tate Burke,” Sofie quietly gasps.  “Are you falling for Ella?”


“I don’t fall.  Falling would imply it’s an accident, and nothing about her is a fuckin’ accident.”

5/5 FANGS
**Complimentary copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review


BOOK 1 (currently .99 cents)
(Conner Burke and Sophie Callahan)

Excerpt Reveal!
Two of Hearts by Christina Lee

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EXCERPT
“Still so damn gorgeous,” he said, and his mouth was on me again, his fingers reaching up and pulling my hair out of its tie. As it fell and hit my shoulders, his throat rumbled with desire. I pushed his shirt up and over his neck and gasped at the muscles I saw.
But that was short-lived because he was kissing me so hard, with such profound need, that all I could do was run my hands along his shoulders and the smooth ridges of his back. I couldn’t believe how ripped he’d gotten. He had always been toned, but now, good God, he was beautiful.
His mouth was on my neck, at my collarbone, on my breasts and he groaned into my skin murmuring my name as he went. I was overcome with emotion and longing, wetness pooling between my legs. It was like a dream that he was here, that he was kissing me again. I never wanted it to end.
He lifted me and turned, moving deeper into the room. The back of my knees hit the chaise longue, the same one he’d sat in countless times over the years. One night we had even secretly made out in it, the summer we’d hidden our attraction. I could scarcely sit there without remembering how it felt to have his tongue in my mouth. But the reality was so much better.
He stood and began unbuttoning his pants, his gaze roving all over me, his eyes glittering pinpoints of hunger. My breath faltered just watching him and I couldn’t hold back any longer. I leaned forward and began touching and kissing every inch of his skin that I could reach.
He squatted down in front of me and hooked his hands beneath my knees, hauling me toward him so that the crux of my thighs was at eye level. His palm glided over the damp center of my underwear and my legs begin to tremble. “Your smell turns me on.”
I moaned as he corkscrewed two of his fingers into the soft middle panel, locating my entrance. “Oh God.”
I was a panting, quaking mess and all he’d done was touch me over my panties.

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Meet Dakota & Shane in this standalone second romance!

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Blurb

A gripping standalone adult contemporary romance about finding yourself while taking a second chance at your first love...

Dakota Nakos was always the resilient, strong-willed achiever. But when her father dies and she's entrusted with the family's casino, she feels vulnerable, scared, and more than a little emotional --not exactly the best time to see an old lover she's never really gotten over.

Dakota once meant the world to Shane Garrity. Then suddenly he left town to train as a U.S. Marshal, and their love for each other crashed into a memory. Now he's come home for her father's funeral, and one look at the girl he left behind stirs up both memories and regrets, and reignites a fire he feared he'd lost forever.

Dakota may be the same driven girl she always was, but she's also changed in ways neither could have anticipated. She's not just a young woman searching for own identity in the Native American community in which she was raised, but one questioning her new life outside her father's shadow. Above all she wonders if Shane can push past her weakened defenses to rekindle what they once had, or whether the intense blaze between them will ultimately reduce her heart to ashes.


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Author Information
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Mother, wife, reader, dreamer. Christina lives in the Midwest with her husband and son--her two favorite guys. She's addicted to lip gloss and salted caramel everything. She believes in true love and kissing, so writing romance novels has become a dream job.

Author of the Between Breaths series from Penguin. ALL OF YOU, BEFORE YOU BREAK, WHISPER TO ME and PROMISE ME THIS available now. Book five in the series, THERE YOU STAND, coming in April, 2015.

Also, her Adult Contemporary Romance, TWO OF HEARTS is releasing on May 5th, 2015.

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For every action there is an equal or opposite reaction." For every choice you make there are rewards, or there are consequences. It was my choice to walk away the first time. And my choice to chase her the second. But sometimes you don't get a choice, and all you get are the consequences.” "Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage.” Unless that someone is Logan Matthews. Because loving him didn't give me the strength to walk away. It didn't give me the courage to fight for him. And when it was over, all it gave me was a broken heart. 


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"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us." - Marianne Williamson


We live in a world of darkness and shadows,

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A heart so strong it will never slow. 
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Forever. Everlasting. Eternal.
There is no measure of time. 
No sounds of the ticking of a clock. 
Just the rising and falling of the sun.
And our own sense of forever. 


But our forever isn't always.

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AUTHOR BIO



Jay McLean is the author of the More Than Series, including More Than This, More Than Her, More Than Him and More Than Forever. She also has a standalone titled Where the Road Takes Me, and serial series titled Boy Toy Chronicles.

Jay is an avid reader, writer, and most of all, procrastinator. When she’s not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her two little boys, or devouring some tacky reality TV show.

She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her smile, make her hurt, and make her feel.

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