Blog Tour: The Bastard Billionaire by Jessica Lemmon [Review + Top 5 Favorite Lines]

tbbPages: 384

Goodreads Rating: 4.4 / 5 stars

My Rating: 5 / 5 stars

Genre: Adult, Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: February 28th 2017

Publisher: Forever (Grand Central Publishing

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Summary [Goodreads]:

Beauty and the Beastly Billionaire . . .
Eli Crane is one tough bastard. After an explosion left him injured and honorably discharged from the Marines, all he wants is to be left alone. Yet his brothers insist he take a greater role in the family business. They’ve hired him ten personal assistants-and Eli sent each one packing as fast as possible. But when beautiful number eleven walks through the door, Eli will do anything to make her stay.

Isabella Sawyer’s employment agency can’t afford to lose Eli Crane’s business. Her plan: to personally take on the role of his PA, and secure her reputation with the wealthy elite in Chicago. But this beauty and her hot billionaire bad boy soon find themselves mixing business with pleasure in the most delicious ways. And passionate, stubborn Isabella won’t rest until she tames this wicked beast . . .

My Review:

Review also posted on Goodreads

We’re down on the last Crane Brother, Elijah Crane. He’s a former Marine who’s rough on the edges. While serving his country, an incident change his life when a grenade blasted ending up him losing his leg and lives of his fellow mates. What he’d been through was difficult, grieving for loss, suffering a mild PTSD and coping with disability. It affected him emotionally making him brooding, sad and irritable. Since he’s discharged, his brothers encouraged him to participate in their family business and they hired assistants to help him. Unfortunately, all of them drove away by his rudeness… except for one lady.

For all the well trained and efficient assistants she sent were fired, the owner of the Sable Concierge, Isabella Sawyer decided to be Elijah’s personal assistant so as not to lose her long time wealthy client. Given with her experience, she thinks she can handle the bastard billionaire. He can fire her multiple times but she’s too driven to quit easily.

When pot meets kettle, things can get more interesting. I have a soft spot for brooding heroes. They’re mysterious, flawed and closed off but they can surprise you with their true persona. Elijah is a sweet, edgy and romantic man. Despite of his flaws and vulnerability, he truthfully expressed his feelings. I love his character growth throughout this book as he dealt with his personal issues. Among the female protagonists in this series, Isabella Sawyer is my favorite. She’s fierce, independent, passionate and enthusiastic. I love she exhibits patience and understanding towards Eli. They may have arguments every now and then but it’s amusing to see Eli met his match. The chemistry between them develops with intensity and their intimate moments blazed with hotness.

This book is wonderfully written, emotionally stirring and worth devouring. I enjoyed Elijah and Isabella’s story very much.

TOP 5 FAVORITE LINES FROM TBB

#5~ Isabella Sawyer’s smart-aleck remark when Eli fires her for the umpteenth time:

 “Apologies, Eli, but I’m not changing my shoes.” She came into his office, her hips swaying with each sure step she took toward him.

“Fine. Then you’re fired.”

“Oh, no, not again.”

#4~ Merina, the heroine from The Bastard Billionaire shows up as yet another feisty woman who refuses to bow to Eli’s gruffness.

“I can go out into public, you know,” he grumbled, setting the beer bottle next to his plate—on the table, no coaster, thank you very much. “You guys don’t have to come in here and serve me.”

He was skilled at his new role of miserable bastard, and since everyone expected it now, he was determined to excel.

“Oh but we do, Lord Crane.” Merina smiled demurely as she leaned over and handed him a glass.

#3~ I loved this line after Eli and Isa had sex—his honesty cracked me up!

“I like this.” She touched the corner of his mouth. “I’ve been trying to get you to smile since I started working here.”

“Well now you know how to do it.”

#2~ Bold Isabella knows how to ask for what she wants!

“Is kissing you in my marching orders for tomorrow night?” he asked, his eyes picking up a trace of heat.

She wasn’t going to pass up this opportunity. No way. No how.

“Yes,” she answered. “Need to practice?”

#1~ Eli’s worry that he didn’t have what it took is my favorite line in the book.

He’d done what he needed to be a good soldier.

Now that he wasn’t a soldier, he wasn’t sure what it took to be a good man.

jessicalemmon_headshot1-300x249ABOUT THE AUTHOR

A former job-hopper, Jessica Lemmon resides in Ohio with her husband and rescue dog. She holds a degree in graphic design currently gathering dust in an impressive frame. When she’s not writing super-sexy heroes, she can be found cooking, drawing, drinking coffee (okay, wine), and eating potato chips. She firmly believes God gifts us with talents for a purpose, and with His help, you can create the life you want.

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Blog Tour + Review: Commander in Chief by Katy Evans

cicPages: 259

Goodreads Rating: 4.52 / 5 stars

My Rating: 5 / 5 stars

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: January 5th 2017

Publisher: Self published

Summary (Goodreads):

The sizzling second installment of the White House series, by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans.

We fell in love during the campaign.
The stakes were high.
Reputations could have been ruined.
Scandal hovered over us like a cloud.
Now the man I love is the President of the United States of America.
And its not my vote he is after.
He wants it all.
My heart. My body. My soul.
He wants me by his side.
In the White House.
Normalcy will be gone from my life, privacy forgotten.
I am only twenty three. I just wanted to play a part in history. But it seems like history wasn’t done with me. The part where I lost my heart to Matthew Hamilton? It was only the beginning…

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Buy links: Amazon iBooks | Nook | Kobo

My Review: 

Review also posted on Goodreads

I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I buddy read this book with my lovely sis Pearl. 🙂

Matt Hamilton is officially the President of the United States. It’s been two months since the Presidential election and the last time he saw Charlotte. She left the country to have some space after he won. Given with huge responsibilities to serve the country, there are sacrifices must be done. He thought being on a relationship with her would make things difficult while he’s the President. However, letting go of the woman he fell in love with is a mistake. He’s determined to win her back and this time, he’ll never lose her again.

Charlotte Wells returned and was invited to attend the Inaugural ball. It made her miserable not to be with him. When she saw him in the event, it brought back all the moments they shared. It turns out the feeling is mutual and they want to work their relationship out. He wants her as his First Lady and the last woman he’ll ever loved.

In this book, we get to see their life in the White House and their sweet, sexy romantic moments. Oh my god, the sexual tension between them is SO FREAKING GOOD I LOVE IT. I love the direction of the story and I find it better than the first book. I’m so invested with it that it kept me awake at night. I love their character and relationship development. Both are admirable, passionate and responsible as public servants and in private life. They have a wholesome relationship by working as a team and maturely handling tough situations with patience and understanding.

Commander in Chief is a wonderful conclusion to Matt and Charlotte’s story. They got a happy ending they deserved and there are no loose ends. Hands down to Katy Evans I can’t wait for the upcoming books in this series!

katy-evans-bio-picAbout the Author:

Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

Connect with the Author:

Email: katyevansauthor@gmail.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorKatyEvans | Twitter: @authorkatyevans

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PH Blog Tour: The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon

Yoon_9780553496680_jkt_all_r1.inddPages: 344

Goodreads Rating: 4.43 / 5 stars

My Rating: 5 / 5 stars

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary Romance, Realistic

Publication Date: November 1st, 2016

Publisher: Delacorte Press

Summary (Goodreads):

Natasha: I’m a girl who believes in science and facts. Not fate. Not destiny. Or dreams that will never come true. I’m definitely not the kind of girl who meets a cute boy on a crowded New York City street and falls in love with him. Not when my family is twelve hours away from being deported to Jamaica. Falling in love with him won’t be my story.

Daniel: I’ve always been the good son, the good student, living up to my parents’ high expectations. Never the poet. Or the dreamer. But when I see her, I forget about all that. Something about Natasha makes me think that fate has something much more extraordinary in store—for both of us.

The Universe: Every moment in our lives has brought us to this single moment. A million futures lie before us. Which one will come true?

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Blog Tour: Mr. President by Katy Evans

mpkePages: 280

Goodreads Rating: 4.56 / 5 stars

My Rating: 5 / 5 stars

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: October 31st, 2016

Publisher: Self-Published

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Summary (Goodreads):

He’s won the hearts of millions. But is he willing to lose his?

I met the president’s son when we were both young. Matthew Hamilton was handsome, polished, and intelligent. I’d never met a guy like him.

He promised me that he’d never run for president. I promised that if he did, I’d be by his side.

Three terms later, an invitation to join Matthew Hamilton’s campaign is the most exhilarating opportunity I’ve ever experienced. I’m determined to make a difference; he is determined to win.

Focused on his goal, Matt is steadfast, ruthless, and disarming. All eyes are on him and his popularity is surging. But soon, the next possible president of the United States is possessing me more ways than one—and despite the risks, I’m helpless to resist.

We’re stealing touches, stealing moments, and stealing away at night. But our chemical connection is quickly becoming dangerously combustive, putting not only my heart, but Matt’s chance at the presidency on the line.

Winning will take everything. Walking away will be the hardest thing of all.

My Review:

Review also posted on Goodreads

I received an ARC from the author Katy Evans in exchange for an honest review. Thank you Ms. Katy Evans!

I buddy read this with my dear sis Pearl –> click her name to read her amazing review.

“She grounds me. She obsesses me. She fuels me. This woman not only makes me want to be a great man, she makes me want to be the best goddamn president that ever lived.”

Mr. President is the first book in Katy Evans’ new series (White House series) and it’s about Charlotte Wells, daughter of the former senator and Matthew Hamilton, son of the former president. Charlotte was 11 years old when they met on dinner hosted by her family. She looked up to Matt with such admiration and developed a crush on him. It’s genuinely adorable and if one day he’ll run as a President, she would love to join his campaign and assured he has her vote. When Matthew’s father was assassinated during his term, he and his mom lay low as they mourn on the President’s death.

11 years later..

Matt announced his presidential candidacy. He was motivated to continue his father’s legacy and dedicate himself to work without any distractions. When he and Charlotte met again, he invited her to join his campaign. They’re both delighted to see each other and excited what lies ahead. These two came from political families and they are aware that people may judge them publicly. It’s important they maintain a good image and avoid issues that other political parties can use against them. The romance between them sparked which lead to their secret affair. However, there are moments you need to walk away and prioritized what is needed for the nation.. Is there any hope for their relationship? Or it will just be a secret affair that can crush their hearts?

“That night is not the first time in the past eleven years I dream about Matt Hamilton again, but it’s the first one where the guy in the dream looks exactly like he did tonight.”

I LOVE IT. The writing style is so good and I love how Katy Evans balanced the romance and the political aspects.Matt’s platform is great and with substance as he addressed the issues and he wants change for the better of his country. Such dedication and love made his opponents’ platforms paled in comparison. The characters are lovely and adorable. Charlotte is a lady with class. She’s simple, kind, independent, bright, selfless and loyal. While Matthew, he’s charismatic, gentle, sexy, sweet, observant and passionate.With their personalities, it’s no wonder that they fall for each other.

The chemistry between them burned with sizzling passion. It’s intense and HOT as a Jalapeño! The steamy scenes are off-the-damn-scale HOT. I love their relationship development. It’s genuine and it flowed naturally. Adding the childhood crush Charlotte has for him and the secret affair, their attraction develops into something more. It truly made me swoon and gave me butterflies.

When I finished this book, my damn emotions makes me want to read the sequel so bad. SO. FREAKING. BAD. Can we fast forward to 2017? Overall, I really enjoyed this book and I look forward to read the sequel. I recommend it if you’re into romance novels. Katy Evans’ male leads are swoon-worthy and MATTHEW HAMILTON IS THE NEW BAE.

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About the Author:

Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.

Connect with the Author:

Email: katyevansauthor@gmail.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/authorKatyEvans

Twitter @authorkatyevans | Website: www.katyevans.net

I’m looking forward to read your thoughts about Mr. President and I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did! Have a great day everyone! 🙂 
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Blog Tour: Furious Rush by S.C. Stephens – Review + Playlist

Stephens_FuriousRush_TRPages: 384

Goodreads Rating: 3.86 / 5 stars

My Rating: 4 / 5 stars

Genre: New Adult, Contemporary, Sports Romance

Publication Date: August 23, 2016

Publisher: Forever Romance / Grand Central Publishing

Summary (Goodreads):

The first in an emotion-fueled, New Adult series from the #1 bestselling author of the Thoughtless novels!

Too fast, too furious—and way too hot to handle…

Mackenzie Cox has a lot to prove. Daughter of a racing legend, she is eager to show the world that she has inherited her father’s talent in the male-dominated sport of professional motorcycle racing. The last thing Kenzie needs is to be antagonized by her rival team’s newest rider, Hayden Hayes. Plucked from the world of illegal street racing, Hayden immediately gets under Kenzie’s skin. His insinuations that Kenzie is a spoiled princess who was handed her career fuels her desire to win, and much to her surprise, Kenzie soon learns she performs better when she’s racing against Hayden.

As Kenzie and Hayden push each other on the track, the electric energy between them off the track shifts into an intense—and strictly forbidden—attraction. The only rule between their two ultra-competitive teams is zero contact. Kenzie always does her best to play by the rules, but when her team slips into a financial crisis, she has no choice but to turn to Hayden for help. The tension simmers during their secret, late-night rendezvous, but Kenzie has too much to lose to give in to her desires. Especially when she begins to doubt that Hayden has completely left his street life behind…

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