Monday, March 23, 2015

Chaps and Chance

Chaps and Chance
Lonesome Point, TX Series, Book 5
Jessie Evans
Release Date : March 17, 2015
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A steamy, suspenseful, stand alone romance from New York Times Bestselling author Jessie Evans
How far will they go for a second chance... Years ago, Layla Parker's romantic dreams came true. She married her high school sweetheart and settled into a house on his family's ranch to live happily ever after. But sometimes dreams turn into nightmares and when Layla's husband became abusive, she felt there was no way out. Her big brother was serving overseas, her friends were away at college, and her single father insisted she'd made her bed and now she had to lie in it. It isn't until her father's death over a decade later that Layla gains the courage to leave her marriage. She hopes to find peace living alone, but her dreams of happily ever after died a long time ago. Cole Lawson has spent years secretly pining for his former best friend. Layla Parker captured his heart sophomore year of high school, but she was already taken. When she married her boyfriend two years later, she and Cole grew apart and have rarely seen each other since. Cole's been a lady killer since the day he realized that his dimpled smile made all the cowgirls swoon, but when he discovers Layla is newly single he's ready to put an end to his womanizing ways and make a serious play for the one who got away. When tragedy strikes the Lawson family, Cole and Layla's rekindled friendship grows into something more, but soon a dark secret from Layla's past threatens to destroy their shot at forever. Now Cole will have to decide--listen to his heart or to the people warning him that Layla might not be as innocent as she seems.   ChapsHat
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“Good morning, sweetness,” he said, blinking sleepily as he returned her grin. “How long have you been awake?”
“About an hour,” she said, going into his arms as he reached for her.
“I’m sorry.” He pulled her onto his chest, wrapping a warm arm around her waist. “You should have woken me up. I would have made you coffee.”
“I liked watching you.” She pressed a kiss to his bare skin, her body beginning to hum the way it always did when she touched this man. “You’re pretty when you sleep.”
He humphed. “Not pretty enough or you would have woken me up with a kiss.”
She laughed. “I don’t do morning breath, Lawson. Not even for a man as pretty as you.”
“You’re not using your imagination, Parker,” Cole countered, rolling over until she was pinned beneath him. “You didn’t have to kiss me on the mouth.”
“Oh?” Layla’s pulse picked up as Cole’s hand trailed up her thigh. “Is that so? Where should I have kissed you then?” she asked, playing innocent.
“I’ll show you.” He tossed off the blanket and sheet before scooting down to the end of the bed until his mouth was level with her curled legs. “There’s the ankle, for example. The ankle is very sensitive first thing in the morning.” He pressed a kiss to the skin just beneath the inside of her left ankle, his soft lips and scruffy face combining to make the kiss even more delicious than she’d been expecting.
She shivered. “That is nice. I didn’t know that about ankles.”
“Backs of knees, too,” he said, urging her legs farther apart, settling between them before bringing his mouth to hover behind her bent knee.
“See?” he said, breath heating her skin, sending another prickle of awareness dancing on kitten feet up the inside of her thighs. “This back of knee doesn’t care what my breath smells like. It has no awareness of morning breath. Not even a little bit. Isn’t that right back of knee?”
“Yes,” he answered himself in a high-pitched voice. “That’s right, Cole.”
Layla giggled. “Is that supposed to be my knee talking back to you?”
“Well, of course it’s me,” he continued in the same squeaky tone. “Who else would it be, Missy? Seems like you’d recognize my voice after thirty years together.”
“I’m so sorry, knee,” Layla said, rolling her eyes as she laughed. “I can’t believe you’re making my body parts talk. You’re so weird.”
“Weird?” He affected a wounded expression.
So weird,” she said, still laughing.
“Fine, Parker,” he said, eyes darkening as his palms came to rest on the insides of her thighs. “If making your body parts talk is so weird, I guess I’ll have to settle for making you scream instead.”

My Review:
Jessie Evans has an amazing ability to pack a wide variety of emotion in a very well written book. Each new book of hers I read is better than the last. Cole and Layla's story is packed with serious, funny, ugly tears, fear and love. This one you will not be able to put down.
Lonesome Point, Texas sounds like an amazing place to be. Looking forward to the next book in the series and my happy reader self can name several more characters I'd like to see get a happily ever after.

Lonesome Point, Texas Series
Leather and Lace
Saddles and Sin
Diamonds and Dust
12 Dates of Christmas
Glitter and Grit
Sunny with a Chance of True Love: The Ballad of Ugly Ross
Chaps and Chance
Ropes and Revenge
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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessie Evans, gave up a career as an international woman of mystery to write the sexy, contemporary Southern romances she loves to read. She's married to the man of her dreams, and together they're raising a few adorable, mischievous children in a cottage in the jungle. She grew up in rural Arkansas, spending summers running wild, being chewed by chiggers, and now appreciates her home in a chigger-free part of the world even more. When she's not writing, Jessie enjoys playing her dulcimer (badly), sewing the worlds ugliest quilts to give to her friends, going for bike rides with her house full of boys, and drifting in and out on the waves, feeling thankful for sun, surf, and lovely people to share them with.
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Sunday, March 22, 2015

Odd Items that are Handy

I get request in the email to try a product to review.  some are pretty silly and useless, some are things i'd never actually think to spend money on, but actually find kinda handy.
So i've reviewed about a billion backpacks/bags and those i can always use, but what about a card holder or blue tooth speaker, do i really use them? Yes
Here are a few things and what we use them for.  All reviewed by me

sensor activated soap dispenser
my review
I live in a household with 5 kids, 2 are special needs. We can not have bar soap in the bathroom because it does not flush well....the lid on pumper bottles of liquid soap is easily removed and filled up with water to make bubbles...
So when I was offered a chance to review this touch less soap despencer, I jumped on it to see if it solved our hand washing needs with out clogging the toilet or flooding the sink with bubbles.
After receiving and a week of forgetting to buy AAA batteries, its in the bathroom. My 11 yo figured out how to turn it on (I have issues with reading directions) and it works as directed. I don't think it puts out enough soap and have to run my hands under twice. The sensor is very sensitive and if your Despenser is to close to the sink handles, you will accidently set it off and have soap on your counter. Their is an annoying blinky red light that indicates its on, I'd prefer an on off switch.
So far in 2 weeks, my kids wash their hands A lot, but we are not going through an excessive amount of hand soap so this is a win!

Stainless steal ice cubes? really, this is a thing??? Yes and handy if you don't like water logged cold beverages.  Stainless steal ice cubes
My review
I am a sahm of 5. Cold drinks are a thing of the past unless you like them watered down. I can never finish a drink (alcoholic or non) before the ice melts. These stainless steal diamonds are perfect for me. I can chill my Pepsi without worrying about it getting watery. The cubes keep it cold for a long time so I can enjoy a nice cold drink!
I'd recommend this to anyone who doesn't like watered down drinks.
Safety warning, if your 2 yo shoves everything in her mouth, keep these out of her reach, I think they are to big to swallow but I would not bank on it.

Another of those will I ever use this products? Yes, Yes i do, it's got UNO cards in it now and i'm going to venture out and buy more cards for it! Card Holder
my review Sturdy case that holds a ton of cards. It comes with Velcro dividers so you are not stuck with just standard size cards. My little ones like to get into the cards and scatter them throughout the house, causing not only a mess but missing cards in the deck. This will give me a space to easily hold all our playing cards and put out of reach of little hands. The case seems very well constructed and the zipper/Velcro all work easily. A good addition if you enjoy card games and want them all in one spot

Another oh big whoop, WRONG I love this thing.  a better speaker than the phone that can follow me around, even in the shower.  water proof speaker blue tooth
my review I received this item in exchange of an honest review.
User friendly, hands down was easy to set up. Simply turned on the device and my phones Bluetooth and it automatically synched. Switching tracks on Spotify can be done by pressing the button.
A great way to listen to my phone music at a louder volume.
Speaker comes with charging cord, suction cup and clip. Suction cup and strong and could be used in the shower without Hassel.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Claiming her Heart

Claiming Her Heart
Under His Command Book 3
Lili Valente
Release Day - March 16th

 My Review!
how to write this review with out spoiling the end or the end of the other books, I will try my best but apologize if I can't .

Love all three books! Blake is such a strong Dom that remains that way through the 3 stories. I love that, I get tired of books that turn the Dom some what candy a#$ towards the end.
Erin is a natural submissive with loads of baggage, she needs a strong Dom to help her straighten things out.
the series is full of power plays, secrets and passion. lots of hot steamy BDSM passion
a great read and great introduction to a new author. Awaiting more from Lili!

Author Info:
Lili Valente has slept under the stars in Greece, eaten dinner at midnight with French men who couldn’t be trusted to keep their mouths on their food, and walked alone through Munich’s red light district after dark and lived to tell the tale.
These days you can find her writing in a tent beside the sea, drinking coconut water and thinking delightfully dirty thoughts.
Lili loves to hear from her readers. You can reach her via email at

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

His Moment to Steal, Cathyrn Fox

His Moment to Steal (In the Line of Duty)
Cathryn Fox

ISBN: 978-1619229198
Samhain Publishing

Book Description:
Once a thief, always a thief...and he's just walked away with her heart.
In the Line of Duty, Book 4
Ex-military security specialist Luke Phillips would like nothing more than to walk away from his latest job, especially when he realizes the upscale market owner is the daughter of the man responsible for his year spent in juvie. Except he promised the kids at the community center new and updated equipment. He has no choice but to keep to himself and try not to get mixed up with Emery Vincent. No matter how sweet and sexy she is.

One look at Luke starts Emery's heart fluttering-along with other specific body parts. But she knows better than to act on those urges with a bad boy who looks at her like he's been living off rations and she's the market's hot lunch special. But when he rescues her and bandages up her scuffed knee, the heat between them explodes. While a future between them is impossible, hot, sweaty sex is guaranteed-at least until the job is done. Unless Luke can let go of the past and risk it all for love.

Warning: This book contains a smoking-hot ex-convict from the wrong side of the tracks, and a silver-spoon lady who gets oh, so much more than she bargained for when she hires him for a job.


He started into traffic, making his way to Sky Bar, but decided to take the long way around. He drove by the market, wondering if Emery was still working, but when he saw her once again walking down the street, a shopping bag tucked under her arm, he cursed.

He followed her, determined to find out exactly what she was up to this time. Once again shadows came out of the woodwork, and while he wanted to get to the bottom of matters, he couldn’t stand back and do nothing when her safety was at risk.

He revved his bike and pulled up beside her.
She turned toward him, and her eyes went wide.
“Luke?” she said, sounding breathless.
“What are you doing?”
She clutched the brown paper bag tighter. “I could be asking you the same thing.”
“Okay, then I’m following you. Your turn.”
“Why are you following me?”
“Answer my question first.”
“I’m…” She looked into her bag. “I’m doing a delivery.”
He stared at her, reading her body language. “Try again.”
She lifted her chin slightly. “It’s true.” She looked behind her. “At least, I was doing a delivery until you scared them off.”
Luke searched the shadows. “Scared who off?”
“If you must know, I was delivering the day-old bread to a few people.” She shrugged, like it was nothing. “It gets thrown out anyway.”
His heart nearly stopped beating, because he knew it wasn’t nothing, and he knew exactly what was going on. “What people?”
“Just some men my father banned from the store a few years ago.”
“Go on.”
She stepped toward him and lowered her voice so that whoever lurked in the shadows couldn’t hear her. “They’re good people. They’re just hungry.”
He braced one hand on his knee, and said, “Put the bag down and get on.”
She gave a hard shake of her head. “Last night they missed out because—”
“Emery,” he said, cutting her off. He stole another glance around. “I’m guessing whoever I frightened away is still watching and will get the food when I leave, right?”
“Yes, I suppose so.”
“So get on.”

When she hesitated, he reached out to her, grabbed her by her blouse and tugged her closer. As soon as she was close enough, he reached for his spare helmet and put it on her head. Even though he’d taught her how to use the buckle, he did it for her anyway. Once he finished he gestured to the bag.

“Now put it down. You’re coming with me.”
She set the bag down on the sidewalk, and he crooked his finger when she looked like she was going to hang around a moment longer.
“I’m not leaving you here alone.”
“I come here every night. I’m fine.”
“Yeah, well last night you weren’t so fine. You got hit by a car.”
“I was distracted.”
“And I’m not taking a chance that you’ll get distracted again. Besides, I don’t like you out here by yourself. If you want to give away day-old bread, can’t you make the exchange at the store, before dark?”
“If my father ever…” She stopped speaking and folded her arms. “Why are you doing this? Why are you following me?”
“Because you clearly need someone to watch out for you.”
Going on the defensive, she shot back, “I’ve been taking care of myself since I was a child. I’ve pretty much mastered it.”
“Then maybe it’s time you let someone else do it.”
He slipped his hand under the helmet clasp and urged her closer, until their helmets bumped. “I’m not leaving here without you.”
“Fine,” she said. “You can take me back to the store.”
“I’ll take you home.”
“I’m not going home.”

He stiffened and wondered if she had another date with that asshole Lane. Today he’d made her go out with him, and now he suddenly found himself ready to walk barefoot over a bed of nails to stop her. Fuck. Talk about a mood swing. Maybe he should check to see if he was menstruating, or better yet, head on over Sky Bar and get one of the guys to kick him in the ovaries.

Crystal's Review:

I'm rapidly becoming a Cathryn Fox fan and this story did not disappoint.  

Emery is running her father's grocery store on the upper end of town.  She is losing money and items and needs help bringing her books into the black.  In steps Luke to put in new security cameras and measures. Luke has a bad history with the store, but sets that aside to help Emery.  It's attraction at first site on both sides and they steam up the book while securing the store, her brother, his sister, the center etc.

I was smiling from the start of this book, Luke is very playful. we meet the pair as Emery is juggling melons to this funny line.

"Now what kind of guy would i be if I just stood here watching you juggle your melons?"

and it just gets better from here.  Cathryn takes us through some ups and downs with some shining honest moments mixed in.  One can not help but fall in love with Luke and all her does for his sister, friends and strangers that just need a helping hand.

Add in some pretty hot sex scenes (very hot) and you have a great read.

I'm anxious to read the others in this series as I'm sure they will be just as Hot!

other great lines

"Maybe he should check to see if he was menstruating, or better yet, head on over to Sky Bar and get one of the guys to kick him in the ovaries"

"I'm going to F**k you so hard" His c**k jumped against her stomach, and her pussy clenched and moistened with need.  "I'm going to take you to my bed and make you come with my mouth, and then my fingers.  And just when you think you can't come anymore, I'm going to pull you down onto my c**k and f**k you until you scream out my name  I promise you that"
About the Author:

New York Time and USA Today Bestselling author Cathryn Fox is a multi published author in the romance genre under two pen names.  Cathryn is a wife, mom, sister, daughter, and friend. She loves dogs, sunny weather, anything chocolate (she never says no to a brownie) pizza and red wine. She has two teenagers who keep her busy with their never ending activities, and a husband who is convinced he can turn her into a mixed martial arts fan. Cathryn can never find balance in her life, is always trying to find time to go to the gym, can never keep up with emails, Facebook or Twitter and tries to write page-turning books that her readers will love.

A maritime native and former financial officer, Cathryn has lived all over Canada but has finally settled down in her childhood hometown with her family.

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