Sunday, 8 March 2015

COME BACK TO TEXAS by KK Hendin @kkhendin

August 2014


Everyone thought we’d be the ones who made it through high school. The ones who’d get married and stay married forever. The example of how young love can work.

We thought so, too.

Too bad life had other plans.

It’s been three years since Hayley and Nate broke each other’s hearts. Three years, and a lot has changed. Hayley’s a freshman in Bushwick University, and the only things keeping her sane are stress baking, and her a cappella group, Twelve Beats in a Bar.

Nate’s a Marine, stationed in Afghanistan. The only thing that’s keeping him sane is the last picture he has of him and Hayley, and the hope that maybe when the hell of deployment is over, he can find her again and apologize.

One explosion will change everything.

When a bomb kills all of Nate’s unit, leaving him missing a leg and eyesight in one eye, he’s sent back home to Texas. Texas, where he loved Hayley more than he could possibly imagine ever loving anyone else.

With seemingly endless amounts of free time and needing something to distract himself, Nate starts making YouTube videos, imploring Hayley to come back to him, and come back to Texas.

Hayley’s life is wrapped around the Beats, making sure she doesn’t flunk out of biology class, and babysitting Ohio’s smallest monster, Brandon. She doesn't want to admit it, but she misses Nate more than anything.

It’s too bad she doesn’t know just how much he misses her, too…


Review by Wendy Book Obsessed 

* * ARC given on behalf of obsessed by obsessed by books for an honest review * *
This book at first took a little time to get into for me, but I'm so glad I finished it, it turned out to be awesome. Haley and Nate were high school sweet hearts and Nate felt he had a duty, so he enlisted lest Haley behind. which left her broken.
3 years have passed and now Haley is moving forward. going to college. making friends, getting over Nate. She thought she was doing good but deep down she knows she'll never get over Nate.
Nate only one surviving in his unit starts thinking about Haley, cause his thoughts of her is the only thing that kept him alive. now him being state side he's had time to think and now he realizes that leaving Haley behind was the worst mistake he had ever made.l, so now his mission is get Haley back. Nate does fight for her, and the way he cares for her and the love he has for her is awesome. Loved this book, it was mainly about their past but I loved it.

Author Information


KK Hendin’s real life ambition is to become a pink fluffy unicorn who dances with rainbows. But the schooling for that is all sorts of complicated, so until that gets sorted out, she’ll just write. Preferably things with angst and love. And things that require chocolate. She’s the author of the NA contemporaries HEART BREATHS and ONLY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG.
THIS MUCH SPACE is the second book in her new series, TWELVE BEATS IN A BAR.
KK spends way too much time on Twitter (where she can be found as @kkhendin), and rambles on occasion over at


His to Take by Shayla Black @Shayla_Black

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OUAA synopsis
Racing against time, NSA Agent Joaquin Muñoz is searching for a little girl who vanished twenty years ago with a dangerous secret. Since Bailey Benson fits the profile, Joaquin abducts the beauty and whisks her to the safety of Club Dominion—before anyone can silence her for good.
At first, Bailey is terrified, but when her captor demands information about her past, she’s stunned. Are her horrific visions actually distant memories that imperil all she holds dear? Confined with Joaquin in a place that echoes with moans and breathes passion, he proves himself a fierce protector, as well as a sensual Master who’s slowly crawling deeper in her head…and heart. But giving in to him might be the most delicious danger of all. Because Bailey soon learns that her past isn’t the only mystery. Joaquin has a secret of his own—a burning vengeance in his soul. The exposed truth leaves her vulnerable and wondering how much about the man she loves is a lie, how much more is at risk than her heart. And if she can trust him to protect her long enough to learn the truth.
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You know what they say about curiosity and the cat…but if you still want to know, read below. Shayla Black (aka Shelley Bradley) is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over 40 sizzling contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances produced via traditional, small press, independent, and audio publishing. She lives in Texas with her husband, munchkin, and one very spoiled cat. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading and listening to an eclectic blend of music. Shayla’s books have been translated in about a dozen languages. She has also received or been nominated for The Passionate Plume, The Holt Medallion, Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence, and the National Reader’s Choice Awards. RT Bookclub has twice nominated her for Best Erotic Romance of the year, as well as awarded her several Top Picks, and a KISS Hero Award. A writing risk-taker, Shayla enjoys tackling writing challenges with every new book. Have something to say?
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Release Tour: Broken Window by Dorothy Hayes

☆● Happy Release Day ●☆● •.•´¯`•.•• Dylan ••.•´¯`•.•• ☆● By S. Kline ●☆ @bloggersFDU

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☆● Happy Release Day ●☆●
•.•´¯`•.•• Dylan ••.•´¯`•.••
☆● By S. Kline ●☆●
Book 2 of the Fianna Fail Series
Author: S. Kline
Hosted By: Bloggers From Down Under
Release Date: March 8th
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Contains graphic sex, drug use, violence, and adult situations. Not recommended for anyone under 18.
This is a continuation series picking up from the end of book one.
"This is what life is all about. This is the place where all of our troubles are put to rest. This is my family. It's not traditional, but it's mine, and I will do everything in my power to protect what's mine. Down to my last breath."
Dylan Trent is more than just the main drug dealer for the organization known as Fianna Fail. He is also Troy Donovan's childhood best friend.
Six months after Marcus's betrayal, and Callie is still in hiding. The whole of the organization is on the hunt for revenge.
But what happens when a broken girl suffering abuse at the hands of her drug addicted mother and step-father entwines herself in Dylan's world?
Meet Raven Colt. One girl who holds too many secrets for her eighteen years of age.
As their world collides will they rise above, or shatter under the pressure? Find out in book 2 of the Fianna Fail series.

Review by Nadia Chief Obsessive Pimpette

~*~ Obsessed by Books arc given in exchange for an honest review ~*~

"This is completely f@cking perfect. I glance around the table and I'm filled with the deepest sense of belonging that rocks me to the inner most depths of my tortured soul...This is my family. It's not traditional, but it's mine, and I will do everything in my power to protect what's mine. Down to my last breath."

And Dylan really would sacrifice himself for anyone he loves. He is the humorous yet dependable right hand man of Fianna Fail, a drug runner and a soldier of destiny. He is relied upon to protect his Family, providing back up for Ethan, Troy and Sean. With his own messed up childhood he places his rank within the organisation as a priority as they are the only family he has ever had. He is Troy's best friend and everyone respects him. He lightens the grimness of some of the scenes and at times it's easy to forget the part he plays. His boxer shorts had me smiling throughout a scene where they were in jeopardy of becoming toast! This story is cleverly written to intertwine drama, danger, suspense and humour into one lovingly crafted story. It follows on directly from Troy, book one in this series, and I totally recommend reading them in order.

Fiannna Fail owns Palms, Florida. They are an organised crime family that owns the police, runs drugs and whores and everything in between. Troy, Ethan and Dylan are the next in line for the throne of the empire and have been raised in the brutality and expectation of taking over from a young age. Each of them honed and trained in killing, subterfuge and stealth. In this novel we learn just how well these men work together as a unit to take out all threats to their Family. Hunting down the threat and seeking retribution for the death of Troy's mother the boys continue to track down the perpetrator...

The ongoing plot is developed well and has a tantalizing blend of tension, suspense to make the cat and mouse game played totally enthralling. Add to this a chance meeting of a broken Angel and you have Dylan's story. He falls from the moment he sees her...something catches his awareness and his heart is taken. Having watched his best friend
become pussy whipped Dylan is fast to know what is happening to him.

Raven,who is Trisha's cousin, convinced to go to a party where she crosses paths with D. The way she instantly responds to him terrifies and confuses her as she is living a nightmare yet Dylan manages to stir a deep longing inside her. Thrown together by the meddling Trisha who is unaware of the daily torment Raven suffers, life drastically changed course as Ravens mother ODs. The scabs are ripped mercilessly away to leave open wounds but can Dylan help to heal her?

Can this broken Angel be saved by a tarnished anti hero? Are the threats to the Family too great to overcome? Not everyone will survive and there will be blood...lots of it. I am not ashamed to admit I had tears rolling down my cheek reading the horror of Raven's life and the events that had shaped her. She instantly became a favourite character when she punched a man in her introductory scene! She is sassy and a fighter. A true match to Dylan's fun loving yet honorable character. This book had me smiling, chewing my nails and peaking out from under my duvet...

Another 5 gut wrenching star read.

Review by Wendy Book Obsessed

* * ARC given on behalf of obsessed by books for an honest review * *
OMG just when I thought you couldn't get hotter than Troy, I'm introduced to Dylan, of coursehis a bad boy with a big heart, hut his humorous and had a soft side. Raven is an awesome character. but she's afraid of rejection by Dylan, but when these two are together BOOM they are perfect togeyher. Just as the first book the characters are awesome and we learned a little bit about Ethan and I hope to see his story.

Sneak Peak at Dylan...
Here is a small excerpt from book two in my Fianna Fail series!!!! If you haven't read book one, Troy, get it now for only $0.99, and get ready for Dylan! Coming March 8th
“Are you going to the fight this weekend? I know Trisha will be there, and I won’t even lie and say I don’t want you to be there.” Dylan’s words make my heart stop and my palms start to sweat. Say no, Raven! You can’t be close to him like this!
“Yeah, I’ll be there.” What? That’s the opposite of no, Raven!
Dylan’s smile is so bright it rivals every star I’ve ever seen. I can’t look away. It’s not one thing in particular about him that pulls me in, it’s everything. How could anyone not want to be close to him? How could I not want to be close to him?
“I’m still not sleeping with you.” I say it just as the door swings open, and an extremely disheveled Trisha and Ethan stumble in. I look at them briefly before I shift my gaze back to Dylan.
His expression is amused as he brings a hand up to run soft fingers over the skin of my cheek. I tense from head-to-toe, but if he notices he doesn’t say anything about it.
“I still haven’t asked.” His words are only loud enough for me to hear, but when I look back at Trisha she is smiling like a kid in a candy store, and I know it’s because of our close proximity.
“Let’s go, man, we have things to take care of.” Ethan’s words seem to snap Dylan out of whatever trance he had been in.
He stands, and my eyes follow his movements until my head is tipping back just to see his face towering above me.
“See you ladies this weekend.” He winks at me, gives a slight wave to Trisha, and then follows Ethan out of the room.
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