Balance by Lucia Franco (Off Balance #1)

 5 Stars!

Balance by Lucia Franco is the first book in the Off Balance trilogy. I picked it up on Kindle Unlimited after seeing someone rave about it on Instagram. She was completely right about it. This book is intense, sexy, and TABOO. The next book, Execution, doesn’t even have a release date yet but I am in line for it.

There are some definite warnings that need to go with this book. You have to be able to deal with:

  • Forbidden Romance – Adrianna is a 15 year old gymnast, and Kova is her 32 year old coach.
  • An Affair – Kova is cheating on his girlfriend of 5 years with Adrianna.
  • Kova is a dick — ok, so that one isn’t really a TABOO thing, but he IS a dick.

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The Bohemian and the Businessman by Katy Regnery (The Story Sisters #1)

4 Stars

Pris is exactly the type of heroine I love. She’s a wandering free spirit with a huge heart. I also happen to love pregnancy romances and marriages of convenience, so between the three this book was a sure pick for me.

I had a bit of trouble connecting with Shane, but I think that was just a personal preference rather than a problem with the character. I like Alphas and while Shane does show some heroics, it wasn’t enough to win me over.

I haven’t read The Blueberry Lane Series, so I’m not sure how this fits in there, but The Bohemian and the Businessman is the first book in The Story Sisters series. I will definitely be reading the rest of these to find out how the rest of the sisters end up. Each sister was introduced enough in this book that I am curious. This is only the 2nd book I’ve read by Katy Regnery, but she is quickly becoming a name I associate with a good story.

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Title: The Bohemian and the Businessman
Series: The Story Sisters #1

(The Blueberry Lane Series)

Author: Katy Regnery
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 28, 2017

 

Blurb
Priscilla Story,
the self-proclaimed “wild child” of the straight-laced Story clan, has always
had a knack for getting herself trouble. Except this time, her “growing
problem” is going to require a Daddy sooner than later…or she can kiss her
inheritance good-bye.
Shane Olson, who previously dated Priscilla’s sister, Margaret, isn’t opposed
to a marriage of convenience for the sake of furthering his business interests,
but Priscilla – with her wild ways – is just about the last woman he’d choose
to marry.

In order to make the marriage look convincing, they end up having to spend more
time together than they’d originally planned. When rolling stone, Priscilla,
who lives by the seat of her muu-muu, and seriously-ambitious Shane, who’s had
his whole life planned since he was eleven, start falling for each other, it’s
going to take a whole lot of compromise for this Bohemian and her Businessman
to find their happily ever after.

 

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Author Bio
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery
started her writing career by enrolling in a short story class in January 2012.
One year later, she signed her first contract and Katy’s first novel was
published in September 2013.
Twenty-five books later, Katy claims authorship of the
multi-titled, New York Times and USA Today Blueberry Lane Series, which follows
the English, Winslow, Rousseau, Story, and Ambler families of Philadelphia; the
six-book, bestselling ~a modern fairytale~ series; and several other standalone
novels and novellas.
Katy’s first modern fairytale romance, The Vixen and the
Vet, was nominated for a RITA® in 2015 and won the 2015 Kindle Book Award for
romance. Katy’s boxed set, The English Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1–4, hit the
USA Today bestseller list in 2015, and her Christmas story, Marrying Mr.
English, appeared on the list a week later. In May 2016, Katy’s Blueberry Lane
collection, The Winslow Brothers Boxed Set, Books #1-4, became a New York Times
E-book bestseller.
In 2016, Katy signed a print-only agreement with Spencerhill
Press. As a result, her Blueberry Lane paperback books will now be distributed
to brick and mortar bookstores all over the United States. 
Katy lives in the relative wilds of northern Fairfield
County, Connecticut, where her writing room looks out at the woods, and her
husband, two young children, two dogs, and one Blue Tonkinese kitten create
just enough cheerful chaos to remind her that the very best love stories begin
at home.

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Provocative by Lisa Renee Jones (White Lies Duet #1)

4 Stars

I am completely feeling this White Lies duet, and I am seriously already in love with Faith and Nick together. They fit, and the chemistry is off the charts, and I am loving it.

Nick is an attorney that is all alpha but with a sweet, protective side too. His reputation is such that he is given the nickname “Tiger” and people respect and know him both in and out of the courtroom. Faith is an artist and independent. She has a past that has left her damaged and closed off, but trying to carry on and make everyone but herself happy. She is running the family winery and pushing aside her artistic dreams to fulfill her dead father’s wishes.

Then there is THE CHEMISTRY. The chemistry between these two is unbelievable. There is tension and smoldering and it is GOOD. This is a cliffhanger, so be forewarned, but the 2nd book is coming out July 18th so the wait isn’t TOO long.

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$0.99 BOOK SALE! Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

This is another one I haven’t read yet, but  I’ve been told this time travel romance has an African American love interest for those of you looking for diverse books.

Reviewers with similar taste as me have been all over the place with this one. Usually everyone rates pretty much the same, but there are just as many 1 star ratings as 5 star ratings, and even a 3 thrown in there for good measure.

It is on sale for $0.99 right now, so if this is one you’re interested in I would go grab a copy.

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$0.99 SALE! Denial by Lisa Renee Jones

This is one I haven’t read yet. I just discovered Lisa Renee Jones this year, and I haven’t caught up on her earlier works yet. She has quickly become an Auto-Buy author for me, and I couldn’t help but pick this book up when I saw it was on sale.

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This is a 1 week only sale, but I don’t know when it started or ends.

 

Title: Denial
Series: Careless Whispers #1
Author: Lisa Renee Jones
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 24, 2015
Blurb

From New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones, the first book in the CARELESS WHISPERS series. This is a spin-off of the wildly popular INSIDE OUT series that follows Ella Ferguson, Sara McMillan’s best friend. You do not have to read Inside Out to read Careless Whispers!Ella Ferguson awakes alone in Italy, unsure of who she is, and a gorgeous man has claimed her as his own. He’s tall, dark, and sexy, with money and power, the kind of man who makes a girl want to be possessed. And he does possess her, whispering wicked wonderful promises to her, stealing her trust and her heart. Soon though, the past finds her, yanking her from a cocoon of passion and safety. Everything is not how it seems. The truth will shatter her world, but it can set her free, if it doesn’t destroy her first.

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Author Bio

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones is the author of the highly acclaimed INSIDE OUT series, which is now in development for a television show to be produced by Suzanne Todd of Team Todd (Alice in Wonderland). Suzanne Todd on the INSIDE OUT series: Lisa has created a beautiful, complicated, and sensual world that is filled with intrigue and suspense. Sara’s character is strong, flawed, complex, and sexy – a modern girl we all can identify with. I’m thrilled to develop a television show that will tell Sara’s whole story – her life, her work, her friends, and her sexuality.

In addition to the success of Lisa’s INSIDE OUT series, she has published many successful titles. The TALL, DARK AND DEADLY series and THE SECRET LIFE OF AMY BENSEN series, both spent several months on a combination of the New York Times and USA Today bestselling lists. Lisa is presently working on a dark, edgy new series, Dirty Money, for St. Martin’s Press.

Prior to publishing Lisa owned multi-state staffing agency that was recognized many times by The Austin Business Journal and also praised by the Dallas Women’s Magazine. In 1998 Lisa was listed as the #7 growing women owned business in Entrepreneur Magazine.

Lisa loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her at www.lisareneejones.com and she is active on Twitter and Facebook daily.

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$1.99 Book Sale! My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

My Lady Jane is on sale for $1.99 on Kindle. I just finished this book and haven’t written the review yet, but I couldn’t wait to tell you it’s on sale right now. This book is usually $9.99 (for the Kindle version) and $1.99 is a great sale. This is a comedic fantasy unlike anything I’ve ever read before. It is in no way heavy, and just an all around enjoyable read.

The narrators do break the 4th wall though and speak directly to you, so if that is something that annoys you then this might not be for you. I really enjoyed how lighthearted this fantasy was. There is a touch of romance, but it is definitely YA material.

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Book Sale! Living with Regret by Riann C. Miller

Living With Regret by Riann C. Miller is currently on sale for $.99. It’s a Kindle Countdown Deal that ends in 3 days. Living With Regret is a standalone second chance romance with a  professional athlete and a 5 star read for me. You can read my original review here.

THE BLURB

Sometimes the simplest choice has the power to change your life.

Chase

Ten years ago, I turned a hard decision into a simple one. I allowed others to decide my future . . . then I lost the best thing that ever happened to me. I let go of the girl I loved in exchange for a life I was told I wanted.

Then one day I woke up with no recollection of my reality and instead I believed my life had turned out how I had once dared to imagine. Now everyone is waiting for me to remember the day I ruined my future as I struggle to recall a life without the person I so carelessly tossed away.

Somehow, I was gifted a second chance with the woman I love, and I’m going to fight like hell to keep her.

Jordan

Your brain has a funny way of convincing you what is real and what is not; even if your heart never lets you forget the truth. After Chase Adams broke my heart, my life moved forward, even though the light I once felt had extinguished. Then I received an unexpected phone call that changed everything.

Every day we make choices, but most of the time they don’t affect the rest of our lives. I wanted to love again. I wanted to trust the gift I was given, but every choice has consequences. Now I have to decide to let go of the past for the sake of my future. . . or risk living with regret.

Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

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