Thursday, 8 December 2016

Hot wheels and high heels - Jane Graves

Trophy wife Darcy McDaniel has just discovered that, thanks to her embezzling husband, her posh, upper-class life is gone for good. Now she's trading her suburban palace for a trailer park and her weekly salon appointments for a job. Darcy needs a new man--fast--one who'll keep her in the manner she darn well deserves. Problem is, the hottest prospect around is the my-way-or-the-highway hunk who's making off with her beloved Mercedes!
Ex-cop turned repo man John Stark is sure that hiring the furious blonde in his headlights is a colossal mistake. He knows Darcy's high-maintenance, designer-labels-only type--after all, he's used to taking their cars. But he never expected this hellion to have the smarts and the spunk to go from receptionist to repo agent in record time...or to drive him insane with desire. She's the last thing this tall, dark, and dangerous loner needs...and everything he never knew he wanted. 

My thoughts:
Darcy, hmmm, she was such a trophy wife. But then again she did learn a few things early on, and I did start to like her even with her flaws. I also liked that the author made her 40! I know, so freaking old ;) But comparing to other heroines it felt refreshing.

John was nice, the only issues he had was with a certain headstrong trophy wife. But who wouldn't.

They meet, there is anger, she gets a job, there is drama. And oh those sparks fly.

There is also...something else, I never really got that, but sure why not. A good chase.

I actually read it in a day, it was just so light and fun


Paperback, 384 pages
Published July 1st 2007 by Forever
Playboys #1
Contemporary romance

Wednesday, 7 December 2016

Searching for Someday - Jennifer Probst

Kate has given up on love—at least for herself. She is both blessed and cursed with the ability to cozy New York town, she has to put aside her own romantic disasters to make her business a success.
sense a romantic connection between two people—a gift that her family passed down for generations. When Kate launches her own matchmaking company, Kinnection, with her two best friends in a

But when a furious man stalks into her office and accuses her business of being a scam, Kate is given the ultimate challenge to prove herself. Slade puts himself in her hands and asks Kate to find him love. Enraged at his arrogance but stubbornly eager to prove herself, Kate agrees, dedicating herself to the journey of finding him love... only to find herself falling for him along the way. 

My thoughts:
This was another free read from xoxo after dark, I just can't stay away from that site. I mean my e-reader does not have e-ink, so I can just as well read one from my tablet then (though to be fair my eyes hate it all.)

Kate owns a matchmaking agency. She also has the touch to feel real love. But she is single. I did like her, but she was so afraid. Then again she seems to be so unlucky and never meeting the right person.

Slade, oh no, he was a divorce lawyer. I know! The worst possible thing to be, well at least for someone who puts people together. And he also wants to save someone from their evil claws. But he was a nice guy. Just a bit wary of love.

There is passion, banter, and drama, well duh, of course there is the usual drama before they live happily ever after.

I liked it. 

ebook, 384 pages
Published November 26th 2013 by Simon and Schuster
Searching For #1
Contemporary romance
Free on xoxo after dark

Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Alien Nation - Gini Koch

It’s a typical day of bureaucracy and stress for President and First Lady Jeff and Kitty Katt-Martini, made more stressful when alien spacecraft are spotted making a beeline for Earth, none of them from the Alpha Centauri system. Then a cryptic request from an old adversary pulls Kitty out of the White House and into an explosion—and an even more explosive situation. Not only is the Mastermind back in the game, influencing the Club 51 True Believers to find and destroy all Centaurion bases, but he’s also found a dangerous benefactor and created some frightening new cloning abilities. 

And, just to make things a little more challenging, those alien spacecraft are coming to ask Kitty for protection, and asylum on Earth. Police stations being blown up and war helicopters in play aren’t enoughto keep Kitty down, especially when she’s got some new alien friends helping out. But what these aliens share will rock the world—the other aliens on their way to Earth are fleeing an enemy so terrifying that even a Z’porrah ship is trying to get to Earth for safety and protection. And if Earth isn’t able to stop this threat, there may not be anything left of humanity. Now Kitty and Company have to figure out where the Mastermind is and stop him, before any new aliens land. And then they have to save the world from a deadly invasion. Or, as Kitty calls it, Thursday. 

My thoughts:
So obviously this review is filled with spoilers, it is book 14 after all. That is a lot of books! Kitty is now the first lady and Martini is the president. Yup, stuff happened and that came to play. She is of course the most kick.ass first lady that there ever has been. She has lots of other alien buddies, she has her animals and she has her enemies.

Earth is, well we suck. We are pretty evil and we can fight. And now lots of aliens are coming. And not at the best of times since well duh an ALIEN is the president of the USA! Everyone is now cheering, some are pretty pissed. Humans are petty things. But hey I get it, if an alien as the president is a lot to take in. We do not even like our neighbours, how can we like people from space now too?!

But I must say, there is still a lot of talking in these books. Maybe there always was, but these days I am just, get to the action! They talk, think and talk for ages, and then finally action, and that was over pretty quickly. And then we are left with...well I can not say that, cos that was a real spoiler, all these other things I have mentioned were just a reminder to read all those 13 books before this one. Oh and the music thing, it is also getting a bit too much, I do not need to know every song she is listening too. More like the highlights.

Oh and more Martini for the people! You can never go wrong with him ;)

My thoughts:
A brave new world, with hot aliens (and some not so hot *coughs*). A kick-ass series with a smart heroine that knows how to handle things, and does not need a man to save her or the day. 

Paperback, 534 pages
Expected publication: December 6th 2016 by DAW
Katherine "Kitty" Katt #14
In exchange for a review

Monday, 5 December 2016

Author Interview and Giveaway: Michele Summers

Today I have an interview with Michele Summers, and at the end there is a chance to win her new book.
  1. Tell me about yourself:
I enjoy writing smart romances with spunky heroines, witty heroes and wacky characters, along with a satisfying happily ever after. Amazingly, I’ve won numerous awards for my writing, which makes me so happy. When not writing, I love my career as an interior designer and work with clients in NC and Miami where I lived for over 20 years. These days I stay busy herding my college freshman and high school sophomore and spend a lot of time watching them compete in tennis.  

  1. And what about your new book?
Katie McKnight loves her job. Not really. But Katie loves her dad and this job means everything to him. Which is why she's scouting for the perfect house to film a mini-series…and that house happens to be in Harmony, NC. Now if only Katie can convince the grouchy, disheveled but totally hunky owner his home is perfect for the next teen craze, she’ll be in business.

Bestselling author, Vance Kerner has lost his mind along with his loafers and the notes to his next novel, under all the dirty dishes in his kitchen. Since babysitting his brother’s three kids, he hasn’t found a moments peace. So when California Katie knocks on his door, Vance doesn’t ask questions. He simply yanks her inside and puts her in charge.

Katie agrees to babysit, if Vance allows the film crew access to his property. Vance agrees to keep an open mind for the peace he needs to write. 

But having Katie underfoot is anything but peaceful. And Vance is finding less and less time to write and more and more time to watch Katie weave a lovely spell on all the Kerners...especially him.

Can these two opposites find a common ground and the love they both deserve?

  1. What was the most fun part about writing this book?
The most fun for me was writing about the 3 kids. Between my active son and daughter and twenty-two nieces and nephews, I had plenty of antics to pull from. I could’ve filled the pages with crazy kid stories, but had to stick to the topic at hand: romance!

  1. Who is your favorite hero in the series?
VANCE! Seriously, I’m still in love with him and I finished his story a long time ago, but for some reason he stays with me. He strikes the perfect balance between badass and kind-hearted. Vance Kerner is totally my book boyfriend.

Thank you!

1 copy of Sweet Southern bad boy

1. Ends Dec 10th
2. Enter by commenting
3. US only


Title: Sweet Southern Bad Boy
Series: Harmony Homecomings, #3
Author: Michele Summers
Pub Date: December 6, 2016
ISBN: 9781402293610


When Katie McKnight gets lost location-scouting for her father’s TV studio, she stumbles upon the perfect setting for their angsty new teen vampire series—a remote barn house unfortunately occupied by a grouchy, disheveled, and incredibly sexy man who instantly mistakes her for the new nanny. Should Katie tell him the truth, or get her foot in the door?


Bestselling author Vance Kerner doesn’t just have writer’s block—he’s been run ragged ever since he was saddled with taking care of his brother’s three kids, an adopted kitten, and a runaway mutt. The last thing he needs is a teen drama defiling his property, but with fascinating and unconventional Katie underfoot charming the entire Kerner household, Vance is finding it harder and harder to say no.

MICHELE SUMMERS writes about small-town life with a Southern flair, and has her own interior design business in Raleigh, North Carolina, and Miami, Florida. Both professions feed her creative appetite and provide a daily dose of humor.

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