Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Let's get Hitched???

Yeah... I'm not about to get hitched anytime soon.  I'm not against marriage at all and I'm looking forward to the day I get to find my special someone.  Until then, I will remain happily single.  No, I'm talking about the three book series called Hitched by Kendall Ryan.  I just started it today and I'm only about half way through the first book but let me tell you, it's one of the funniest books I've read in a long time!  I've delved into Kendall Ryan's works before and she never disappoints.  Here's the Goodreads link to the first book Hitched Volume One and the synopsis below:


Marry the girl I’ve had a crush on my whole life? Check.

Inherit a hundred-billion-dollar company? Check.

Produce an heir… Wait, what?

I have ninety days to knock up my brand-new fake wife. There’s only one problem—she hates my guts.

And in the fine print of the contract? The requirement that we produce an heir.

She can’t stand to be in the same room with me. Says she’ll never be in my bed.

But I’ve never backed down from a challenge and I’m not about to start now.

Mark my words—I’ll have her begging for me, and it won’t take ninety days.
Noah and Olivia grew up in close proximity to each other due to their fathers owning and running a business together.  These two rip on each other quite often, but underneath is much caring and understanding.  He's a playboy and she's a workaholic but when they are near each other, the sparks just fly like crazy.  Here's the second book in the series Hitched Volume Two:


Arranged marriage? Check.

Cocky new husband? Check.

It's a marriage of convenience—one I’m determined to keep strictly professional. I can't be stupid enough to fall for this sexy playboy's charm or advances. I have to be strong, even if he is my husband.

Except he has a huge cock with an even bigger ego, and his main goal in life seems to be getting me to stroke both. The arrogant bastard is like sweet, sugary candy for my libido. I know he’s bad for me.

But I want to devour every wicked inch of him.

With his sexual prowess and experience, I know he’ll be explosive in the bedroom. And since we’re stuck together for the foreseeable future—keeping up this marriage charade long enough to turn the company profitable again—I deserve something to look forward to at the end of a long workday, right?

What could one little taste hurt?

Uh huh, I can't wait to dive into this book.  Noah and Olivia have a lot of issues to overcome but as Noah says in Chapter 5 of the first book, Game On!  The final novel sounds just as good Hitched Volume Three:



I’ve ruined everything.

I’ve broken the cardinal rule and fallen in love with my fake wife, and then I went and did the worst thing a husband can do.

Winning her back will be nearly impossible, but I’ve never backed down from a challenge before and I’m sure as hell not about to start now. Olivia will be mine, and I can’t wait to put a bun in her oven.

You won’t want to miss the final installment in Noah and Olivia’s love story, and especially the way this over-the-top alpha male wins over his bride once and for all.

Oh Noah, I have all the faith in the world in your quest to woo the fair maiden Olivia and have her fall as deeply in love with you as you surely are with her.  I can't wait to see how this story all ends!!! You can order the books from Kendall Ryan's website at www.kendallryanbooks.com or below are the links to get your own copies of this series.

Google Play - Hitched Volume One the first book is the only one available in the Google Play Store
Audible - Hitched Volume One the first book is the only one available in the Audible book store.

Go enjoy this wonderful story!

Slainte,
M

Monday, August 8, 2016

It's Been a While.....

So I fully acknowledge that it's been almost a month since I last wrote a blog entry.  I've been very busy with lots of stuff going on but I know, that's no excuse.  In order to remedy this problem, I am putting a reminding on my computer to write a blog post every day.  I may not fulfill my daily obligation but I will be attempting to at least be more of a regular writer.  Hey, at least I'm trying here!

July was a very busy month for me.  I started a new position at work and its been quite an adjustment for me going from the outbound call center to the inbound call center.  Its a great learning experience for me though, so I'm choosing to stay positive even though its a little overwhelming at times. I got to see one of my favorite bands of all time, the Goo Goo Dolls, when they came to town a couple weeks ago!  The concert was awesome and they played lots of their hits as well as some of the songs from their new album.  We were pretty close to the stage and I was able to get some nice pictures and a video of their song Iris.  It was so awesome and brought me back to my teenage years, especially since we dressed in 90's inspired outfits!

July was also the month I threw a baby shower for my best friend Tasha.  I never realized the amount of planning and how much work is involved in throwing a party.  It wasn't even that big of a party, but I still found myself stressing out about the weirdest little things.  Honestly, I blame Tasha.  I mean, she's almost 40 years old and pregnant.  Who does that?  I mean I'm happy for her and I know she's looking forward to it but dear lord, no way.  And I plan the shower?  Me???  Seriously???  I can barely remember to function properly on a daily basis, and I'm the one who gets to be the party organizer!  But the party went off without a hitch and we all had a good time.  I couldn't have done it without my mom.  She planned and threw so many parties as I was growing up so she knew the ropes of it, for which I was extremely grateful.  And here I sit thinking, I'm stressed out about having the party, I can't imagine having the actual kid!!!  Everyone assures me it will be different when I have kids, but at the rate I'm going I'm not even sure kids are going to be part of my future.  Oh well, time will tell.

And since this is a book blog, I have to include a book I recently picked up on my latest trip to the book store.  The title is The Heir by Grace Burrowes with one of my all time favorite cover photos!


Here is the Goodreads.com link to The Heir by Grace Burrowes and the synopsis below:

AN EARL WHO CAN'T BE BRIBED

Gayle Windham, Earl of Westhaven, is the first legitimate son and heir to the Duke of Moreland. To escape his father's inexorable pressure to marry, he decides to spend the summer at his townhouse in London, where he finds himself intrigued by the secretive ways of his beautiful housekeeper...

A LADY WHO CAN'T BE PROTECTED...

Anna Seaton is a beautiful, talented, educated woman, which is why it is so puzzling to Gayle Windham that she works as his housekeeper.

As the two draw closer and begin to lose their hearts to each other, Anna's secrets threaten to bring the earl's orderly life crashing down - and he doesn't know how he's going to protect her from the fallout...

I love historical Regency romance novels and it is by far one of my favorite genres in this writing field.  This is such a sweet story about a couple who struggle, not only to accept their love for one another, but also with accepting the roles they find themselves playing in each other's lives.  Gayle Windham is the heir to a dukedom and is being pushed by his father to find a bride and secure the ducal title by producing a son.  Anna Seaton is his opinionated and slightly irreverent housekeeper who challenges him at every turn.  Their roles of employer and employee are firmly established in the beginning, but the lines are quickly blurred in their attraction to each other.  Gayle pursues Anna relentlessly but she is hesitant due to a secret in her background.  Not wishing to tarnish her reputation as well, she initially resists his attempts at seduction.  However, she slowly succumbs and they fall in love.  There is no insta-love here, but it is built up slowly and realistically throughout the novel.  The banter between the hero and heroine is witty and laugh out loud funny, while the secondary characters give such a warmth and depth to the overall story.  Gayle and Anna must overcome the many obstacles placed in their path on the road to love and in the end, they find their happy ending.

I read this book for the first time a few years ago on my Kindle, but when I saw it on the shelf at the bookstore, I decided to pick up a hard copy and dive into the novel a second time.  It was totally worth it in my opinion and now I'm sharing my love for this tale with all of you.  I hope the story of Gayle and Anna delight you and amuse you as much as it did me.  Below are the links to get your own copy.

Digital:
Amazon - The Heir
Barnes & Noble Nook - The Heir
iBooks - The Heir
Google Play - The Heir
Kobo - The Heir

Print:
Amazon - The Heir
Barnes & Noble - The Heir
Indigo - The Heir
Books-A-Million - The Heir
IndieBound - The Heir
Book Depository - The Heir

Audio:
Tantor Publishing - The Heir
Amazon CD - The Heir
Audible - The Heir
iTunes - The Heir

Well folks, I think that's all for tonight.  I'm going to finish watching the gorgeous men of the US Olympic Gymnastics Team compete for some medals before heading off to dreamland.

Slainte,
M