Review: Steal Me (New York’s Finest) by Lauren Layne

Steal Me (New York's Finest, #2)Steal Me by Lauren Layne
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Synopsis

Being a cop might be in Anthony Moretti’s blood, but protecting and serving the city of New York has always been more than just the family business. If that means his love life stays locked up, well then that’s just another sacrifice made in the line of duty. That is, until he sets eyes on the gorgeous new waitress at The Darby Diner and suddenly Anthony’s morning coffee is leaving him a whole lot more hot and bothered than usual.

Though waitressing at The Darby isn’t exactly Maggie Walker’s dream job, it pays the bills and gives her time to work on her novel. Now if only she could stop fantasizing about gorgeous Anthony Moretti every time he sits down at her table, she’d really be in great shape. But when he needs her help identifying a criminal threatening The Darby—and Maggie recognizes her ex-husband—she fears her fresh start might be a pipe dream. Faster than a New York minute, Maggie and Anthony find themselves in one perilous pursuit that only gets hotter with each and every rule-breaking kiss.

Review

This was a good story, I liked it a lot, but I was bothered by some things, mainly from the male character. I think he got things resolved too easily for him, he should have groveled a little more.

The female character was lovely, she charmed me and I loved her, her personality and how I saw her grow and stand up for herself, it was lovely.
Also, I love the Moretti family and can’t wait to see the story of Vincent next. My favorite character is probably Nonna though, she’s so cool, I want to be like that when older!
I won’t do a full review on this one, because honestly I don’t have much to say, the book was entertaining, it was fun to read, it was sexy and I liked it. I totally recommend the series and anything this author writes, she writes fun, light stories full of sass and romance and well, I’m all for those things. 🙂

I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review

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Release Blitz & Review: Baking and Babies (Chocoholics #3) by Tara Sivec

It’s here! It’s here!!!

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Synopsis

“I’m pregnant.”

Molly Gilmore had a good life before she uttered those two stupid words. While preparing to graduate from culinary school and building up the courage to make a move on her hot, sugar-cookie-smelling pastry instructor Marco, she can’t wait to finally have the GREAT life she’s always dreamed about, instead of just the good one she’s been living.

Always known as the quiet ninja, she fully intends to stay hidden in the shadows with her nut-job family, so they have no chance to embarrass her around the man she’s crushed on for two years. Unfortunately, her family has other plans. When they yank her straight out of her comfort zone, she finds herself starring in the craziest train wreck she’s ever witnessed.

Molly ultimately gets a more exciting life that doesn’t revolve around school, but she’s pretty sure the man of her dreams won’t be sticking around long after her family gets a hold of him. There aren’t too many guys who can handle smelling like pee, having the whole world know how he masturbates, and being forced to eat an entire bag of dicks.

Join the Chocolate Lovers and Chocoholics gang for one final story about love, baked goods, making poor life choices, and remembering how important family is—even if they drive you insane.

Mostly because it’s illegal to kill them.

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My Review: 5 of 5 stars.

I love this sequel series, just as much as I loved the Chocolate Lovers series. But maybe, just maybe, this one, Chocoholics, was more fun to read. From the first words of the author and the prologue to epilogue I laughed so much, and since this is the last book in the Seduction and Snacks world I may have had some water in my eye in the end.
I really love the dynamics in the group, the “stupidness” too, and there was a lot of it. This series, its characters and stories are the best to read when you’re feeling low, when you need humor and fun in your life. I promise you, you will laugh, roll your eyes and ‘OMG’ a lot. Also, you might be gross out too…
The epilogue, though, that was so important. We don’t often see so far behind our favorite’s characters life and HEA, but here we do and even though some of them are pretty ridiculous, others are downright emotional… That last like a paragraph though, because this is a comedy from beginning to end and I love it with all my heart. I picked this book at not such a good time for me and it has make me feel wonderful and cheerful.
I totally recommend it to you, and if you haven’t read the previous series or this one, you should totally do it. It’s AWESOMELY FUN!

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Review: Nocte (The Nocte trilogy) by Courtney Cole

Nocte by Courtney Cole

Synopsis

My name is Calla Price. I’m eighteen years old, and I’m one half of a whole.

My other half– my twin brother, my Finn– is crazy.

I love him. More than life, more than anything. And even though I’m terrified he’ll suck me down with him, no one can save him but me.

I’m doing all I can to stay afloat in a sea of insanity, but I’m drowning more and more each day. So I reach out for a lifeline.

Dare DuBray.

He’s my savior and my anti-Christ. His arms are where I feel safe, where I’m afraid, where I belong, where I’m lost. He will heal me, break me, love me and hate me.

He has the power to destroy me.

Maybe that’s ok. Because I can’t seem to save Finn and love Dare without everyone getting hurt.

Why? Because of a secret.

A secret I’m so busy trying to figure out, that I never see it coming.

You won’t either.

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My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

I can honestly say that I never saw all of that coming. I had so many theories of what “the secret” could be, I thought something similar, but it wasn’t exactly what I thought, it was more complex. And, there’s another secret for next book!

This was an interest story, I liked it a lot. But I didn’t like the start of it, or maybe I wasn’t convinced of what I was reading because I was too aware and trying to analyse everything, I mean with that synopsis all you want is get ahead of the author and try to discover things by yourself, so I guess that was my mistake, trying to over-analyse.

At the end of the book, however, I was really invested on the story, couldn’t stop reading last night until I finished it at 3 am, I was so invested in it that I ended up sobbing along the leading character and honestly, I love when books make me feel that much.

The male character, and love interest of our protagonist was interesting, mysterious and I can’t wait to find out what is HIS secret.

P.S. I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review

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Book Blitz: Hooked by Christine Manzari

I am so excited to share HOOKED by Christine Manzari! Christine is sharing an excerpt and giveaway with us today, so check it all out!!

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About Hooked:

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If you ask the confident and snarky skater girl, and she’s in the mood to share, she’ll tell you her name is Cat. Shemight even tell you that she’s hooked on graffiti, 80s movies, and having fun—the riskier the better. Cat will share a good time with you, but she won’t ever trust you enough to share her heart. It’s protected by secrets and she’d like to keep it that way.

Cat knows one thing for certain: Love isn’t really her thing.

If you ask the confident and rich pretty boy, he might tell you his name is Huck. He might even tell you he loves a challenge and is used to getting his way. He won’t tell you that his life is a mess because he risked his heart by trusting the wrong girl. Huck is ready for a change, he just wasn’t ready to get hooked on someone like Cat.

Huck knows one thing for certain: Love hasn’t done him any favors, but Cat just might be worth the risk.

Cat and Huck think a one-night stand seems harmless, but when all the little secrets they didn’t share turn out to be toxic truths, they realize how easily a one-night stand (or a few) could ruin everything.

The thing is, you can be ruined in more than one way. Once you’re HOOKED, what wouldn’t you risk for the chance at more?

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Huck’s lips came back to mine, dangerous and urgent as his hands and mouth pulled soft moans from me. Finally, I unhooked my feet and gently pushed back on his chest without breaking the kiss. He seemed desperate to keep his lips on mine, but he allowed me to move his body. I turned us around and then pushed him down into a seated position on the ground, his back against the wall. Then I straddled him, my bare knees digging into the sand uncomfortably. I didn’t care. The discomfort was nothing compared to the ripples of pleasure that were pulsing through the lower part of my body when I settled into his lap.

Huck’s hands slid under me, his thumbs grazing the edge of my panties as he cradled my bare cheeks. “This thong is a sin,” he growled, twirling the strap in his thumb as if he was going to rip them off. Part of me wanted him to. “Why are we sitting on the ground?” he asked, his voice low and husky.

“Less chance of being seen,” I said.

“Seen doing what?” he mumbled against my shoulder as he kissed along the bare skin.

I hesitated for a moment, knowing I should stay quiet. But my brain wasn’t in control anymore, my body was. Huck’s lips were at the hollow of my throat, his tongue tracing a wicked circle before his lips followed. His hands were still on my ass and I’m not even sure if he was aware he was moving my hips, grinding me down on what was clearly his appreciation of my sinful thong.

“Huck.” His name was a moanful plea.

“I’ll never get tired of hearing you say that.”

“What?”

“My name. Say my name again.”

“Huck.”

He groaned, his lips back on mine, eager to catch his name falling from them. He pushed my hips down while he lifted up into me and I could feel our bodies falling into a tempo we couldn’t deny. Our hips moved against each other as we kissed one another in our secluded little spot on the beach.

“Huck, I’m wearing my fuck-me dress. Don’t let it go to waste.”

Unexpectedly, he went still underneath of me.

“What?” I asked. After all that talk about what he’d do to me, was he really going to chicken out?

“I don’t have a condom, Cat.”

“You’re a guy, isn’t it some kind of guy code that you always carry one?” I couldn’t help being irritated.

How could he not have one?

“No.” He frowned. “Do you have one in your bag?”

“This wasn’t exactly planned,” I pointed out.

“Well, that sucks.” He was no longer moving underneath me and his thumb released my thong, but his lips were back on mine, taking what little bit I could give him. It was good, but it wasn’t enough. Not now that the other question was lingering in the air around us. I pulled away to look at him.

“Have you ever gone bareback before?”

Christine Manzari Bio:

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The first thing Christine does when she’s getting ready to read a book is to crack the spine in at least five places. She wholeheartedly believes there is no place as comfy as the pages of a well-worn book. She’s addicted to buying books, reading books, and writing books. Books, books, books. She also has a weakness for adventure, inappropriate humor, and coke (the caffeinated bubbly kind). Christine is from Forest Hill, Maryland where she lives with her husband, three kids, and her library of ugly spine books.

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