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Review: Truly, Madly, Whiskey by Melissa Foster

Truly, Madly, Whiskey
By: Melissa Foster
Releasing April 10, 2017
World Literary Press

TMW_coverA new sexy standalone romance by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster.

Eight months is a long damn time to have the hots for a woman who keeps a guy at arm’s length. But Crystal Moon is no ordinary woman. She’s a sinfully sexy, sass-mouthed badass, and the subject of Bear Whiskey’s midnight fantasies. She’s also one of his closest friends.

Just when Crystal thinks she has her life under control, scorching-hot, possessive, aggressive, and fiercely loyal Bear pushes all her sexual buttons, relentless in his pursuit to make her his.

The more Bear pushes, the hotter their passion burns, unearthing memories for Crystal that are best kept buried. But there’s no stopping the collision of her past and present, catapulting the two lovers down an emotional and sexually charged road that has them questioning all they thought they knew about themselves.

Link to Follow Blast:
http://tastybooktours.com/tours-master/2017/1/20/bearing-her-secrets-by-melissa-foster-1 

Goodreads Link:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32075375-truly-madly-whiskey

Book Trailer:
Vimeo Link: https://vimeo.com/209272565
YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/cwsBu1Mef9Y

Buy Links:
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Author Info

Melissa
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines.


Author Links:
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After reading this book, I kind of beat myself up a bit for not reading the previous book because I missed some of the amazing moments between Bear and Crystal in the first eight months of their “relationship”. To read this book and see the immediate chemistry these two characters have and to have not read their previous encounters such as when they first met felt wrong. Regardless of these feelings, this was yet another AMAZING book by Melissa Foster, further cementing her into my auto-buy author category.

Crystal Moon has Bear Whiskey listed as “Him” in her cell phone because for the last eight months this motorcycle riding, arrogant yet gorgeous man has injected himself into her life to the point that she needs to put distance between her and him anyway she can. The only problem with this method of hers is that her attraction and feelings towards Bear are starting to make it extremely difficult to keep resisting his advances. And boy has Bear made advances. Relentless should be Bear’s middle name because he does not waste any opportunity to let Crystal know that he is interested.

But Crystal has some reasons to distance herself from Bear, especially from an intimacy standpoint, because she has gone through a lot in her past and is still working on overcoming what she has unfortunately experienced. Even though she may be physically trying to keep away from Bear does not mean she is completely silent to his attempts to go out with him. It is usually during these moments when Crystal’s snark comes out and hilarious and playful banter ensues between the two of them. I’m a sucker for banter between characters so I was hooked very early on. You could clearly see the chemistry between Crystal and Bear it was practically rising off the pages, or the screen in my case.

Though the banter was definitely entertaining, Bear stole the show for me. It has been a while since I have been smitten with a male lead but Bear Whiskey filled that void. I mean his name alone makes you curious as to who he is. The fact that Bear is part of a motorcycle club with his family and rides a motorcycle only made me fall for him harder. But while he may be one gorgeous, sexy, bad ass alpha male, it was his heart and his love for Crystal that really did me in. There is one moment involving flowers that literally took my breath away and made my heart ache because it was such an insanely beautiful moment and showed just how much Bear cared for Crystal. Bear may be relentless in his pursuit of Crystal but he also has a ton of patience and understanding. He is book boyfriend material for me that’s for sure.

If you are looking for a romance where the chemistry between the two characters is off the freaking charts but also has a lot of heart to it, then go read Truly, Madly, Whiskey. Bear Whiskey is waiting for you ;).

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Review: Faking It by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde

Faking It
Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde
April 11, 2017
Faking It
Confirmed bachelor Max Sterling isn’t into rescuing damsels in distress, but when the very tempting Hailey Ellison needs his help, there’s only one thing for him to do. Step in and pose as her loving fiancé. Except there is nothing fake about his attraction to her, or how much he wants her beneath him in his bed, moaning his name. But what starts as a sexy, flirty, temporary engagement, quickly becomes something more serious that neither one ever anticipated.


Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33897795-faking-it


Buy links:

Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/2nATDDp
B&N Nook: http://bit.ly/2mW6F1g
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2nAXaSe
iBooks: http://apple.co/2lXgNrf
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2lXeHrk



About the Authors:

Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels featuring hot men, strong women and the emotionally compelling stories her readers have come to expect and love. Carly is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs (two wheaten terriers and one mutant Havanese) who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find out more about Carly at http://www.carlyphillips.com.

Website: http://www.carlyphillips.com/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/10000.Carly_Phillips
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Carly-Phillips/e/B001I9W0MS
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarlyPhillipsFanPage
Twitter: https://twitter.com/carlyphillips

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Erika Wilde is the author of the sexy Marriage Diaries series and The Players Club series. She lives in Oregon with her husband and two daughters, and when she’s not writing you can find her exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. For more information on her upcoming releases, please visit website at http://www.erikawilde.com.

Website: http://www.erikawilde.com/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5357264.Erika_Wilde
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Erika-Wilde/e/B00CVE4WSO
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ErikaWildeAuthorFanPage
Twitter: https://twitter.com/erikawilde1

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Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde just keep hitting them out of the park! Yet another book of theirs that I thoroughly enjoyed, even though I wasn’t exactly surprised since I seem to love every book that I have read so far.

Hailey Ellison has a few secrets. One: She is faking the fact that she is engaged. Two: She has the hots for her realtor, Max Sterling. Now Hailey’s reason for the fake fiancee situation is understandable. She has her own matchmaking business which is doing very well and for the founder to be single, well that does exactly bode well. Now the whole having the hots for her realtor thing, she thinks that is all one-sided. Hailey soon finds out is NOT the case at all.

Max Sterling knows that he should not be attracted to his client, who is very much engaged, but he can’t help it when it comes to Hailey Ellison. But after a run-in with one of Hailey’s clients, he soon learns that the man Hailey is engaged to is none other than him. Wait, what? After Hailey explains how things became so mixed-up and complicated, Max actually agrees to continue to pretend to be her fiancee. Why? Because that allows him to spend time with Hailey and show her just how right he is for her.

I love the way they did the fake fiancee storyline in this because it was sort of a twist for me. Normally with these kinds of storylines, one of the characters needs the engagement in order to get something they are after. This leads them to purpose this fake facade to the person who will play their fiancee. In Faking It, Hailey needs to give off the illusion that she has a fiancé, only it kind of backfires when the person she created as her fiancé   is an actually person who then finds out from a third party that they are in fact “engaged”. Max’s willingness to play along even after all the deception and complicated mess that Hailey created was refreshing. He saw this as an opportunity to show Hailey that he was the guy for her after all which I loved about his character.

Another element I found refreshing was that Hailey was not the typical leading lady in romance who is very much in shape and has a gorgeous slim body. The fact that Hailey has a more average body type with wonderful curves just made this story so much more real in my mind. I connected so much with Hailey as she explained her insecurities about her body and her past dealing with guys who made fun of her size. She held herself back from ever getting close to guy so she wouldn’t get hurt but that all changed once she meets Max. Max has his alpha side to him but his patience, understanding, and protective nature towards Hailey is what made me love him as a character.

Though it was again a little too short for my liking, this story still had a lot to love about it. If you are looking for a sweet romance with characters who feel real and will make you swoon, then definitely check out Faking It!

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Promo: Faking It by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde

Faking It
Carly Phillips & Erika Wilde
April 11, 2017
Faking It
Confirmed bachelor Max Sterling isn’t into rescuing damsels in distress, but when the very tempting Hailey Ellison needs his help, there’s only one thing for him to do. Step in and pose as her loving fiancé. Except there is nothing fake about his attraction to her, or how much he wants her beneath him in his bed, moaning his name. But what starts as a sexy, flirty, temporary engagement, quickly becomes something more serious that neither one ever anticipated.


Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/33897795-faking-it


Buy links:

Amazon Kindle: http://amzn.to/2nATDDp
B&N Nook: http://bit.ly/2mW6F1g
Kobo: http://bit.ly/2nAXaSe
iBooks: http://apple.co/2lXgNrf
Google Play: http://bit.ly/2lXeHrk



About the Authors:

Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels featuring hot men, strong women and the emotionally compelling stories her readers have come to expect and love. Carly is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs (two wheaten terriers and one mutant Havanese) who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find out more about Carly at http://www.carlyphillips.com.

Website: http://www.carlyphillips.com/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/10000.Carly_Phillips
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Carly-Phillips/e/B001I9W0MS
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CarlyPhillipsFanPage
Twitter: https://twitter.com/carlyphillips

carly-and-erika

Erika Wilde is the author of the sexy Marriage Diaries series and The Players Club series. She lives in Oregon with her husband and two daughters, and when she’s not writing you can find her exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. For more information on her upcoming releases, please visit website at http://www.erikawilde.com.

Website: http://www.erikawilde.com/
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5357264.Erika_Wilde
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Erika-Wilde/e/B00CVE4WSO
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ErikaWildeAuthorFanPage
Twitter: https://twitter.com/erikawilde1

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Release Blast: Truly, Madly, Whiskey by Melissa Foster

Truly, Madly, Whiskey
By: Melissa Foster
Releasing April 10, 2017
World Literary Press

TMW_coverA new sexy standalone romance by New York Times bestselling author Melissa Foster.

Eight months is a long damn time to have the hots for a woman who keeps a guy at arm’s length. But Crystal Moon is no ordinary woman. She’s a sinfully sexy, sass-mouthed badass, and the subject of Bear Whiskey’s midnight fantasies. She’s also one of his closest friends.

Just when Crystal thinks she has her life under control, scorching-hot, possessive, aggressive, and fiercely loyal Bear pushes all her sexual buttons, relentless in his pursuit to make her his.

The more Bear pushes, the hotter their passion burns, unearthing memories for Crystal that are best kept buried. But there’s no stopping the collision of her past and present, catapulting the two lovers down an emotional and sexually charged road that has them questioning all they thought they knew about themselves.

Link to Follow Blast:
http://tastybooktours.com/tours-master/2017/1/20/bearing-her-secrets-by-melissa-foster-1 

Goodreads Link:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/32075375-truly-madly-whiskey

Book Trailer:
Vimeo Link: https://vimeo.com/209272565
YouTube Link: https://youtu.be/cwsBu1Mef9Y’

Buy Links:
AMAZON | B & N | GOOGLE | ITUNES | KOBO

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Author Info

Melissa
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines.


Author Links:
WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | TWITTER | GOODREADS

Rafflecopter Giveaway (Three (3) e-copies of TRU BLUE)
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“Really, Bear. I can drop you at your place before I go to the fabric shop.” Crystal started the car, feeling more in control than she had inside the shop. She hated the way she’d frozen up when things had gotten hot between them. She wanted him. After putting herself through three years of therapy, dealing with not only the trauma of the attack, but the bullshit with her mother and the loss of her father, she was sure she could handle anything. She’d dated other guys since she’d left college without issue. Why did it have to be different with the only guy she wanted to be close to? It pissed her off that her past still owned a piece of her, and she needed to get over it before Bear got fed up and walked away for good.
“I have to go to the store anyway.” He flashed one of his smiles. “We might as well go together.”
“You need to go to the fabric store?” she said flatly, knowing he was bullshitting her. She realized her car smelled different, cleaner. The seats were shiny, the dashboard dust free. “Did you clean my car?”
“Detailed it,” he said casually, as if he did this type of thing every day. For all she knew, he did. “Changed your oil, topped off your fluids. You really need to do those things every three thousand miles.” He touched the doll hanging from her rearview mirror. “I dusted off this, too, even though I’m a little worried that it’s a voodoo doll.”
She wasn’t about to tell him it was a worry doll that she loved more than life itself.
“Bear.” She couldn’t suppress her smile about the voodoo doll as she drove toward the store. “You really need to stop acting like you have to take care of me. I appreciate you handling the inspection, which I’m paying you for, by the way. But you don’t have to do all these things for me. I already like who you are.” Even if I have a hard time showing it.
“I know you do,” he said, as cocky as ever.
Why is that such a turn-on?
“I didn’t do it to get your attention. Shit, six three, two thirty.” He flexed his biceps and winked. “You’re sitting next to Peaceful Harbor gold, baby. I’ve got your attention.”
She couldn’t suppress a laugh. “That you do, and probably half the women in this town.”
“Only half?”
He kept her laughing the whole way to the fabric store, and it was just what she needed. It really had been a long day. They’d hosted three parties, and one of the mothers was just about the most obnoxious woman on earth. She’d pushed her daughter toward pink frilly outfits for the first half hour, when all the little cutie had wanted was to dress up as a skateboard princess. Gemma realized Crystal was going to strangle the wench, and she’d calmly suggested the woman head down to Jazzy Joe’s for coffee. The rest of her day hadn’t been much better. Plus, she’d spent the morning overthinking everything about her relationship with Bear, which was probably why she’d freaked out when she’d really been dying to kiss him.
She parked in front of the fabric store. There were some things that just didn’t fit in the world as Crystal knew it, and Bear Whiskey clad in a tight black T-shirt that said Whiskey Bro’s across his massive chest, a pair of snug, low-slung black jeans, and leather boots strutting into Jennilyn’s Fabric was on the top of the list.
She pulled her list from her bag as his eyes coasted over the store. What was he thinking, coming with her? That was dedication she could not ignore. The epitome of commitment.
That is Bear.
My Bear?
She toyed with that as he draped his arm over her shoulder. She wondered what had taken him so long. She’d expected him to do it the second she’d stepped from the car, but he was probably in shock that they were actually going to a fabric store. She smiled to herself as he leaned closer and rubbed his nose along her cheek.
“Can I help you?” she asked with a laugh.
“You smell like jelly beans, and I happen to have a thing for sugary goodness.”
“You can’t seriously have that good a sense of smell.”
He pressed an unexpected, and deliciously warm, kiss to her cheek and reached into her purse, withdrawing a bag of jelly beans. “Hoarding? Or were we going to hide these later in your body and let me find them?” He moved his mouth beside her ear and whispered, “Blindfolded. With my hands tied behind my back.”
He nudged her deeper into the store. Holy crap. She’d stopped walking. Was she breathing? And was that a thing? Blindfolded? Hands tied behind his back? Oh, the control that would give her. She’d be at no risk of being overpowered. But would she want that much control? She imagined herself lying naked on her bed, watching as his greedy mouth moved over her breasts, down her belly, and she felt herself go damp.
No, no, no.
Ice cream. Ice baths. Cow poop!
Her body continued vibrating from the inside out. This was bad. Really, really bad. Like a virus she couldn’t shake. She needed an anti-Bear pill. Stat!