On a Tuesday…Review

onatuesdayWe met on a Tuesday.
Became best friends, then lovers, on a Tuesday.
And it all fell apart on a Tuesday…

 Charlotte Taylor has three automatic strikes in my book: 1) She hates me. She also claims that I’m a “domineering jerk with a huge, overbearing ego.” (I do have something huge. It’s not my ego, though.) 2) She takes our mandatory tutoring sessions way too seriously. 3) She’s sexy as hell…And a virgin.

At least, those were her strikes before our study sessions started lasting longer than they were supposed to. Until one innocent kiss became a hundred dirty ones, and until she became the first woman I ever fell hard for.

Our future together after graduation was supposed to be set:
Professional football for me. Law school for her.

But she left me at the end of the semester with no explanation, and then she completely disappeared from my life.

Until tonight.

We met on a Tuesday.
Became everything, then nothing, on a Tuesday.
And now it’s seven years later, on a Tuesday…

**This is a second chance romance, inspired by Adele’s “When We Were Young”**

 

Review: I started finished this book while I at the hair salon yesterday. I couldn’t put it down. I literally was reading in the waiting room, at the shampoo bowl, under the hair dryer, in the styling seat while I was getting my hair flat ironed. It was that good! I love a good love story and Whitney G manages to do it right every time.

Grayson (I love this name) is so hot and lovingly sweet it is ridiculous. I am a big-time football fan and the fact that he played added to his sexy. The cover model totally helped. Charlotte was no slouch either, she was smart and sexy and made my boy work hard for her heart. She didn’t put up with his shit At. All.

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I loved that this book volleys back and forth between the past and present as well as between voices. We get to hear the story told from Grayson and Charlotte. But let me tell you what, there comes a point in this story when I was ready to slap a hoe, y’all. She was really about 2 seconds from getting it!! The wringing is good and the way the story unfolds keeps your attention. All in all this was a fantastic read for me. Considering I am knee deep in Creative Non-Fiction as well as Shakespeare…Oh! I can’t forget Modern Literary Theory this break from all the drab was wonderful. I give it 5 stars!

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Free…Review

blog banner 3From best-selling author Riley Edwards comes another, heart-stopping last chance military romance.

Blurb: He was my first love…

I wanted him to follow his dreams. I wanted him to escape the life he hated. I thought I was doing the right thing by not telling him how I truly felt. Until it was too late, and my silence turned into my biggest regret.

Twelve years ago, Shane Owings died, taking my heart with him. I was left devastated and broken hearted. Time didn’t heal, as the years went on I only missed him more.

She was my best friend… the only woman I ever loved.

When I ran off to join the Army, I left behind everything I had ever loved. I thought I was doing the right thing, but my good intentions quickly turned into my biggest regret.

Every year on the anniversary of Shane’s death I watched as Lillian Nelson visited Shane’s grave and spilled her secrets to a dead man. Each year I hoped she wouldn’t be back, that her heart would finally heal and she would move on. But year after year she was back. So many times I wanted to reach out and comfort the beautiful woman, but I knew she would never forgive me. It was my fault Shane was dead.

Until… A terrorist shows up looking for revenge.

I had to come out of the shadows and protect the one woman I had no business falling in love with.

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Over 18! Bad boy alpha military men use foul language and enjoy dirty talk.

Pair kissing and caressing

Review: I wanted to like this more than I did. It had all the makings of a good story but fell just a little short. I don’t know much about the military but I am going to assume the author did her research because these dudes are badass, however, it wasn’t completely believable. I could just be nit-picking. I felt there was so much story potential or story-line potential that got lost in editing.

I like both characters they hold their own and I enjoy the second chance at love and life that they both get but there was something about this story that I just couldn’t get into. It wasn’t a terribly long read and I finished it in a day but it left me feeling meh. I’m going to give this one 3 stars.

 

About Riley Edwards: Riley Edwards is a best-selling multi-genre author, wife, and military mom. Riley was born and raised in Los Angeles but now resides on the east coast with her fantastic husband and children. Her two eldest children have flown the coop and are now serving in the US military. Riley also has a teenage daughter that is the source of laughter and wit around her house. Her youngest son is a “bad-ass” in training and is very much a mini version of his Alpha father.

Riley writes heart-stopping romance with sexy alpha heroes and even stronger heroines. Riley’s favorite genres to write are romantic suspense and military romance. (Those are also her favorites to read.) She’s known for her jaw-dropping plot twists. You know the ones? Those pivotal scenes in a story that when executed so flawlessly it leaves you breathless and begging for more? Yeah, those! She’s mastered the art of blending suspense, romance, and smoldering sexy times. It’s like Criminal Minds, and the Spice Channel mated, and a perfect love child was born.

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Taste of Her Words…Review

tastofherwordsBlurb: 

Andrea was my first taste of love.

She was there throughout my childhood and into adulthood. Her words were a secret I wasn’t supposed to know. Truths and pain bled onto papers that shredded my innocence and carved a hole in my heart only she could fill.

Her words were my first kiss. They were the uneven breaths I took when I saw her, and my hands between her thighs inside the dreams she haunted. She was my best friend’s older sister and, even though she didn’t know it yet, she was the pen that would ink our destiny into the stars.
Dean tempted me to cross a line I never thought I would.

It had been so long since someone looked at me the way he did. Five years since his starry gaze caressed my words and I ran from a kiss I couldn’t shake. He was everything I should stay away from, but how could I resist the beautifully broken man whose touch stoked a fire within my soul?

Dean was the missing words to my fairy tale. The parchment I could safely put my most intimate thoughts to. But when secrets from the past catch up with us, how could our perfectly plotted ending survive?

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I thought he was going to kiss me again when he leaned in. I wanted him to so badly. Maybe even wanted him to lay me down and take me here, in this tree where it all began, but he kept leaning and reached into the hole of the tree, pulling out the plastic box that held the words from my past. I watched him as my pulse pounded in my wrists. As he lifted the lid off and then shuffled through the folded shapes of papers.

“Here,” he said when he found what he was looking for. “This was my first taste of you.”

I took the unfolded piece of paper from him.

“Read it out loud. I want to hear your voice paint the words,” he said, seducing me with his lips and his eyes. His scent I swore I’d never forget. Heat and need flowed from every pore.

Spill into me, until all my holes are filled,” I recited, nerves flitting around in my body.

I looked over at him, at the danger in his eyes, and felt myself falling further and deeper than I ever fell. I’d never shared my words with anyone but him, and this was so much more than a touch or a kiss. This was his mind peeking into mine. His lips caressing my thoughts.

“Keep going.”

Intimacy stained his voice, the simple words taking on the shape of his body hovering over mine.

He took the lidded box from my lap and set it beside him. I watched. Not moving. Not breathing as his hand skimmed up my leg, following the curve of my inner thigh.

I couldn’t think straight.

Numb and spinning, make me feel.” I blinked fast, trying to catch my breath as his hand made its way between my legs, pressing firmly against me.

“Take your shirt off,” he commanded as a light drizzle started overhead, our breaths heavy and eager. It pattered against the tin roof, dulling the thudding sound of my heart beating in my ears.

Eyes locked on his, I took my shirt off, the cool from the rain a stark contrast from the heat brewing inside me. If he touched me, that would be it. I’d lose it.

“Keep reading.”

This was a new layer of Dean I’d never experienced. The predatory look in his eyes immobilized me as I waited impatiently for his next move. For his perfect command.

I made mistakes. Too many to tell.”

He traced the outline of my breasts, making my skin tingle. Moved closer until I was on my back, the paper gone somewhere beside me.

Spill into me, until I love myself,” I finished, desire coating my voice.

He sealed the words with his lips, running his tongue over mine, tasting them. Loving them as his thumb traced the contour of my jaw. His breath was warm and filling as he took his time kissing me. Filling me and all my holes one kiss at a time.

Review: I enjoyed this book even though I am not big on poetry. I know as an English major this may come to a shock to most people, but, in my opinion, poetry sucks. Well, not all poetry…oh lord I am supposed to be reviewing a book. Ok, so this book has some poetry in it like each chapter starts with some weird verse and to be honest I skimmed most of it(poetry) but for those who like that kind of thing you might totally dig it. However, the meat of the story is great! I loved this romance with a twist. I can’t really call it a second chance because it seems like the first “chance” didn’t really get off the ground. Andrea’s story is heartbreaking but one that I am sure many women face. I related to some of her struggle on a personal level and it kept me connected to her character. She is very headstrong and stubborn but that is ok, I like a strong female lead, although, sometimes I felt she was being plain old foolish.

Dean is amazing. I love everything about his character. He is hard in all the right places as well as gentle and caring when he needs to be. He opens his heart and accepts things that most men would shy away from which makes him immediate book boyfriend material! I can’t go too much into his story but I am guaranteeing you that you will fall in love with him the same way I did. Each secondary character made this story what it is, an amazing love story. I enjoyed what each supporting character brought to the table when shaping the story of Dean and Andrea. From the meddling mom, the caring dad, the crazy baby daddy and the bratty little brother. This story turned out to be a great summer read. 4.5 stars!

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candaceaurthorCandace Knoebel is a hopeless romantic with an affinity for whiskey and good music. Her love of words began when she met the boy who lived in the cupboard under the stairs, and has found an outlet in over twelve novels.

With two completed series, her work ranges from  paranormal to contemporary, all centered heavily around romance. Currently she lives in Florida with her husband and two children, and has just completed her thirteenth novel, The Taste of Her Words.

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