Posts Tagged ‘Entangled Publishing’

BLURB:

The Best Man’s Baby A Red River Series Book by Victoria James

Florist Claire Holbrook has always played by the rules her entire life, but breaks them to spend one night with sexy lone wolf Jake Manning, a man she’s adored since she was a teenager. Six weeks later, things get complicated when she discovers they created a bond that will last a lifetime

Jake has never played by the rules. Getting Minister Holbrook’s daughter pregnant wasn’t part of any life plan, but he won’t run from his responsibilities. He’ll step up and be the best man he can, even if he doesn’t have a clue where to begin. The more time he spends with Claire, though, the more he wants her, and the harder it is to get close, because that would mean sharing the one thing he hasn’t with anyone–the truth and his heart.

The Best Man’s Baby by Victoria James

4 Hockeystyxxx

Claire Holbrook had been the middle of the sexy Manning brothers’ sandwich all through her best friends’ wedding to the third tasty Manning specimen but there was only one that she wanted to have a taste of. Jake Manning had always been the one she crushed on since she was a teen and to see him there in a tux was enough to send her reeling into fantasy land. Not that he had ever noticed her. Not that she would know what to do if he did.
Jake had wanted the sexy curvy Claire for a long time but he knew he would never be good enough for the Reverend Holbrook’s daughter so he could look but not touch. His bad boy reputation may or may not have been earned but the truth about himself was enough of a reminder that he had to keep hands off.
This was another emotional read. Claire’s unexpected pregnancy was revealed in one of the most hilarious methods I have ever read but the upheaval of their lives once the cat was out of the bag was pure romance! I loved how they both opened up their insecurities and scars from the past and let themselves heal thanks to the love that bloomed and grew between them. The blossoming of their love was fodder for a great read as they worked backwards from pregnancy to a wedding proposal to falling in love. Quite an exceptional read that brightened a gloomy stormy summer day.

Information:

Title: The Best Man’s Baby (A Red River Series Book)
Author: Victoria James
Genre: Contemporary Series Romance
Length: 182 pages
Release Date: August 2013
Ebook ISBN: 978-1-62266-175-6
Imprint: Indulgence

Advertisements

I just finished this book and can’t wait to tell you what I think…. read the blurb and I will tell you why this book made me cry below!!!

BLURB:

Talking Dirty With the Player by Jackie Ashenden

Up-and-coming photographer Judith Ashton is pretty sure she has everything in her life under control. That is, until a blast from the past comes back to taunt her, in the shape of Caleb Steele, her older brother’s best friend–the same man who broke her heart eight years ago. Their chemistry is combustible, but she’s been fooled once by this player, and she’s not going there again.

To pro rugby player Caleb, Judith has always been Kryptonite, but his former playboy lifestyle is the last thing she wants to be involved in, and he can’t blame her. In the midst of her brother’s threats to back off, and the deal of his career sending him far away from her, he knows he’s playing with fire. And this is one game he’s going to lose.

Talking Dirty With the Player by Jackie Ashenden

4.5 Hockeystyxxx

Judith Ashton loved her new sister inlaw but her idea of a fun wedding and anyone else’s was not the same. Who chose to set their wedding up as a live video game with guests playing laser tag? And how was she going to get through the night with the one man she had given her heart to standing up beside her. Getting closer to the sexy as hell Caleb was not her plan. They had once been friends and then more than friends before he broke her teenage heart. She couldn’t let her desires come in to play again no matter how much she wanted just one more chance to win his heart.
Caleb Steele had no qualms shooting Jude in the back. Well in the game anyway. Truthfully hurting her before had been the one regret he still carried with him to this day. But being close to her again and now back in New Zealand, after playing rugby in England, he missed teasing his sweet babycakes. No, she could have been his, but he knew hurting her that morning after they had been together was the best thing to do for them both. Getting her to shoot the charity calendar was not an easy task but somehow even with their history she said yes but on her terms. Terms that both of them had a hard time accepting.
Rugby players! Yummmmmm. There are not enough books with sexy hunky rugby players so when given a chance to review this one I was prepared to tackle whoever I needed to in order to get my hands on it. For fans of romance who are not ‘sportys’ no worries. There is not a lot of technical sports jargon within. (For me I wish that there had been more!) Jude has been hurt by this man before. Although she doesn’t come out and say it I think that he is the only man she let get close enough to her to cause pain or to even touch her. Caleb has his reasons for the pushme-pullyou connection with Jude but it is when he pushes her aside and her subsequent pleas for clarity that this story totally broke me down to a blubbering idiot. I admit I do not always pick up a contemporary read as my first choice but I was more than pleased with this book. Well done!

Information:

Title: Talking Dirty With the Player
Author: Jackie Ashenden
Genre: Contemporary Series Romance
Length: 182 pages
Release Date: August 2013
ISBN: 978-1-62266-176-3
Imprint: Indulgence

56 Reasons to Indulge

Have you all heard of the new look of Indulgence a division of Entangled Publishing? The new sexy covers are not the only thing new. Indulgence brings together classic romance, new and fresh voices, those alpha heroes we all love, and are simply great category romance reads. Shorter reads they all come with the prerequisite HEA. I can’t wait to dive in to these three new releases. If you are a fan of the Brazen line you might want to remember that Brazen may be the naughty little sister of Indulgence, but where do you think Brazen learned everything?

Here are the three latest releases!!! Yummy in more ways than one!!!!

Famously Engaged, by Robyn Thomas

Robyn Thomas

Robyn Thomas

A chef and a rock star. They couldn’t be from more different worlds…

Rock star royalty’s favorite son, Jake Olsen, couldn’t help but interfere after listening to his future brother-in-law talk non-stop about his ex-wife, Beth Carlisle. Jake decides that the only way to get the groom’s mind off his ex-wife is to give her a fake fiancé.

Before Jake can convince Beth of his plan, he’s forced to move in with her to avoid the paparazzi. Their instant attraction makes for a sizzling “first date”, but soon Jake’s fame gets in the way and Beth wants out. Too bad Jake’s figured out just why her ex is so obsessed with her, and he’s afraid he’s not going to be able to give her up either.

Now it’s up to Jake to convince this chef together they make the perfect recipe.

Amazon: http://amzn.to/16KcgH1

Barnes and Noble: Coming

The Wedding Gamble, by Cindi Myers

Cindi Myers

Cindi Myers

Preschool teacher Laura Nichols is celebrating her birthday and sister’s bachelorette party in Vegas. Being in Sin City is thrilling and she intends on tapping in to her wild side. Laura can’t resist the added excitement that comes with saying yes when a hunky man off the street proposes…

FBI agent David Abruzzo has been working undercover as a thug to bring down the Zacolli crime family, but his cover depends on convincing the mob he came to Vegas for a quickie wedding. If they catch on to his plan, his cover’s blown, and he’s as good as dead. 

Over the course of 48 hours, David and Laura use rollercoasters, glowing condoms, and exotic male dancers to stay alive and bring the crime family down. But it will take more than Lady Luck, one night of passion, and a little Vegas magic to turn their fake marriage into something real.

Amazon: http://amzn.to/13mhnyK

Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/11bhLAf

Dishing Up Desire, by Barbara DeLeo

Barbara DeLeo

Barbara DeLeo

Image consultant Blake Matthews is facing his toughest PR challenge yet: salvage the image of celebrity chef Kirin Hart. Once he does, he’ll be able to acquire LA’s most successful PR firm. But Kirin’s no easy fix. She’s stubborn about changing her comfortable homemaker image, and is being sued for sexual harassment by a junior staffer. She needs a PR lifeline fast. Only problem is Blake wants more than to make her over…

Kirin doesn’t need a makeover–her fans love her as she is. But she could lose everything if the sex scandal and reputation that has followed doesn’t get quashed right away. Kirin agrees to let model-perfect Blake work his magic for two weeks, but things get complicated when she can’t deny the way her body flares to life whenever he’s near.

Amazon: http://amzn.to/19PTKCs

Barnes and Noble: http://bit.ly/15ZJUWR

Take it Like a Vamp by Candace Havens

5 Hockeystyxxx

Casey loved curling up and watching her favorite vampire television show Night Angels with the sexiest man alive but even as she accepted his friendship she knew that there was no way the tall, handsome, gazzillionaire would go for her. She was… well her body had curves, a lot of curves, despite pretty much giving up on carbs since her neighbor decided to spend so much time keeping her company in between his rotating line up of Barbie dates. It didn’t stop her from naming her favorite toy Mr. Nick though.
Nick knew that Casey was not the right woman for him. She was human and even being near him she stirred up a passion and desire like he had never known before. He couldn’t take away her humanity to be with him. The council, forcing him to declare his bride wanted it done this week or he would lose his presidency. Gave in to his craving and gave her the pretty woman treatment with his friend Linc helping him or rather prodding him. When a meeting at the party stole him away from her it was Linc who took her home when she ran from the party.
Alvinia wanted him back for whatever reason and the goth chipmunk, as Casey called her, wasn’t going to take him away from her even though he still told himself it was just pretend. Attacked at work, Casey is near death but pulls through only to have Nick by her side ready to open up and tell her the truth; that he is a vampire, and hoping she doesn’t run. But run she does…for donuts and coffee. Sweeping her away to his island they prep for a quick wedding but the crazy lady breaches the wards and gets her hooks into Casey and the only way to save her is to take the first step. A step that she might hate him for but the only thing Nick can focus on is his hope that Casey will fight back enough to get the bitch out of her head and open her eyes to see how much he loves her.
I loved loved loved this book! I saw so much of myself in Casey it was scary at first! I was like: did Candace write me as a character? Her body and her self image, her likes, her humor and her desire to be wanted by the sexy guy but giving up hope to go out with losers…. Hello! Been there done that. And Nick was so dayum sexy as he worked his way through his true feelings and emotions for Casey! I loved their banter, their connection and their delicious intimacies! Oh and Linc, Nicks best friend…. Yummy bonus candy! So hoping that Ms. Havens decides to continue this world with more stories in the future because one taste of this world was not enough.

I was given this book free through Net Galley and the publisher Entangled for my honest opinion in this review. \

Candace Havens blog: http://candacehavens.com/

Purchase on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Take-Like-Vamp-ebook/dp/B00CK55QTS/ref=tmm_kin_title_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1367724786&sr=8-1

Purchase on Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/take-it-like-a-vamp-candace-havens/1112187009?ean=9781622669509

Purchase from ARE: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-takeitlikeavamp-917459-149.html

Entangled Publishing: http://www.entangledpublishing.com/take-it-like-a-vamp/

 

The Reluctant Wife by Bronwen Evans

4 Hockeystyxxx

Dante Lombardi knew his estranged wife had no other choice than to ask him for help in paying for her Grandmother’s surgery.   His antics aside, trying to make her jealous, he had never wanted his runaway wife more.  She was more than he had ever expected in a wife.  She was smart, sexy and would bring him the family he needed to secure his family inheritance.  If only she would trust in the love and the heat they share whenever they got near each other.

Abby still loved Dante but she knew the truth.  He only wanted her as a brood mare.  He didn’t love her but his stipulation on giving the money was she forget about the divorce and give him the son he needs to keep both the villa and the business in his name.  Abby still wanted him but even after the heat of passion his cool indifference cut her deeply.

Taking a leap they try again to make the connection and after Dante gets the all clear for his own health scare he pushes Abby towards giving him them family they both want.  Abby’s wants nothing more than to give him a child.  A son but her own health problems are now, more than ever, a part of the problem.  But how can she tell him the truth?  How can she tell him that she might never be able to give him what he wants?   When he finds out she was hiding such a big secret from him and the truth comes out he is the one to bolt.  Leaving her to go home alone and to suffer a life threatening situation without the man she loves by her side.  Dante realizes too late that he might have severed the last connection he has with the woman he loves and must make a choice between trying to salvage what is left between them or holding on to a past that will mean nothing without the one he wants by his side.

This book was an emotional ride that didn’t allow the reader to do more than hang on until it came to a complete stop.  Ms. Evan’s first foray into contemporary writing was a very realistic and at times hard look at relationships and the continuing work it takes to make things work.  Life isn’t always easy, it isn’t always perfect and it doesn’t always follow a pattern like most romance novels.  This book shows the good, the bad and the in between.  It shows the turmoil and pain a heart can endure when fighting the uphill battle to keep the one you love in your life.  Dante was at times an ass.  He wasn’t the perfect man.  He was human and showed his human flaws.  Abby was indecisive and she revealed that she would rather run from a problem than to hash it out and find the answers she needed.  But they were both real.  They both showed that life is full of imperfections.  Full of upsets.  Full of hurdles that sometimes take more effort than you think you are capable of but if you work at it, talk, communicate and love someone it can be worth putting everything you have into the fight.

I received an eBook copy of this book from the publisher Entangled through Net Galley for my honest review.

http://www.bronwenevans.com/

http://www.entangledpublishing.com/the-reluctant-wife/

http://www.amazon.com/The-Reluctant-Wife-ebook/dp/B00BCG0U2E/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1363219996&sr=8-1&keywords=the+reluctant+wife

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-reluctant-wife-bronwen-evans/1114005567

In Bed with the Opposition by Stephanie Draven

4 Hockeystyxxx

Grace Santiago loves her job as Senator Kip Halloways aide, a man she has grown up idolizing since being raised under his roof.  The benefits she received from the education he had paid for, despite only being the maid’s daughter and not family, was something she could never fully repay except with her devotion to his campaign and his legacy.  Unfortunately the Senator was beginning to forget that he was in the public eye and things were not done the same as when he first took office decades ago.  His social blunders were going to make it hard to win this next election and keep his seat especially when Ethan Castle, the man that changed her life forever, was back in the district and working for the competition.  A man that wants answers and a second chance but can she give either and still stay true to herself and keep him safe from the scandal that was sure to surface if he knew the truth.

Ethan Castle had never understood what had happened with Grace that caused her to run from him and from completing her studies but he was not going anywhere until he solved the mystery of Grace Santiago.  She was hiding something and he had plans to figure it out even if he had to make a drastic sacrifice in his career to prove to her that he was not playing games this time.  He would prove to her that he would stand beside her and that he deserved her trust and maybe get her to open up and tell him why she abandoned not only her studies but him as well in the first place.

Blaine Halloway was not only Kip’s grandson he was Grace’s first and if she had her way and plans finally went her way he was going to be her last but definitely thanks to a fling in Law School he was not her only.  Ethan Castle had not only gotten under her skin, he had gotten her to take risks that she was still paying for years later.  Risks that she could never take, even with Blain, and ones that she could still make her hot with desire after seeing the sexy as hell CNN analyst at the local crab fest.  When Ethan decides to work for a sure loser just to stay close to Grace she begins to hope for a future but when Blaine has to hand the reigns of the campaign over to her she is thrust into the spotlight and has to put her plans with Ethan on hold.  Ethan wants Grace but he has to admit defeat when she pushes him aside once again for no apparent reason.  It will take a landslide change of opinion in the polls if these two hope to find a way to change the ballot to get them both on the same team.

On the eve of the American election this book will not only relieve a little tension over the choices you have to make in the morning but give you a laugh, an escape from the tensions of the day and arouse you while you take the time to escape for a few hours.  Grace is a strong and determined woman but she is loyal almost to a fault and not just to the man who signs her cheque but to the other men in her life.  The man who she visualizes as her future husband and the guy she fantasizes about when she closes her eyes.  Ethan is the sinful as hell alpha hero who puts aside his very lifestyle and possibly future for the one that got away.  The one that ran away without giving him the answers he deserved.  Their kink for exhibitionism is beyond sexy and definitely worth taking a break out of your day for.  A little tongue in cheek fun for your day!  Enjoy and don’t forget to vote!

I received an ebook copy of this book for my unbiased review from the publisher Entangled Publishing from Net Galley. Please note that since the first posting of this review there has been an update on the cover art!  I love it.  The sexy guy in the bed is totally Ethan worthy.

Entangled Publishing: http://www.entangledpublishing.com/in-bed-with-the-opposition/

Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/In-Bed-With-Opposition-ebook/dp/B0091GYTRY

B&N: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/in-bed-with-the-opposition-stephanie-draven/1112623051