#CJRreview Broken Shelves by Anne Malcom

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Title: Broken Shelves

Series: Unquiet Mind #3

Author: Anne Malcom

Release date: September 22, 2017

Now Anne is a lady who is close to my heart, in fact I do some PA work for her.  She not only is the loveliest person but that girl can write!  I beta her books for her and then wait with bated breath till the finish product comes out so I can devour again! 

 

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Firstly let me say I read this book with a smile on my face! A full on cheesy grin that turned into belly laughs in a few parts!

Now, if you have followed this series you will know Sam and you will have caught glimpses of Gina. And their story will knock your socks off!

Sam is Sam…..Gina is…omg she is everything. I loved that nerd!

Note: underpants often make me laugh. You know, big ones, small ones, some as big as your head….but if you don’t laugh as much as I did at #pantsgate then you are dead inside!

 

About Broken Shelves:

Gina: Freshly brewed tea. Earl Grey, loose leaf.

Rain on the windowsills. The smell of library books. Escape into worlds greater than this.

Solitude.

Invisibility.

A quiet life. Maybe boring, but boring was never dangerous. Until I saw what I was missing out on. Who I was missing out on. The man who shattered my boring, safe life and lay it to ruin. The man I’d been in love with since I was a teenager.

Who I’d been invisible to since I was a teenager. The man who just happened to be a world-famous rock star.

Sam:

Whisky. Neat. Leave the bottle.

Crowd of hundreds of people. No, make it thousands. All shouting my name. Live fast. Die… Die? I’m too young, too famous and far too badass to die. Death doesn’t happen when you stop breathing, it’s what happens before that. Death is the monotony of life. The grave? Well, all the greats live there. You’re not a rock star until you die before you’re thirty. The grave doesn’t bother me.

Just the quiet.

That is death in the life of rock.

But then… her.

She’d been there all along and I’d been too blind, too obsessed with the fast, loud life to realize where the real Nirvana lay.

In the silence.

Even the grave couldn’t hold me if I didn’t get her.

And I’m a rock star.

And a badass.

And as stubborn as I am good-looking.

I know how to get what I want.

I also know how to kill anyone who gets in my way.

PURCHASE LINKS:

US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074XNC6X8

UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B074XNC6X8

CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B074XNC6X8

AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B074XNC6X8

 

 

 

 

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CJR The Brit mini review: Ends Here (Road to Nowhere #2) by M Robinson

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Title: Ends Here

Author: M Robinson

Series: Road to Nowhere #2

If anyone has read El Diablo you would have dived head first into Road to Nowhere which would have led you here to Ends Here  (and then would probably be reveling in delight at the prospect of El Santo!!)  Well this book, this book!

The emotions, oh jeez the emotions! What a rollercoaster ride!

This book picks up right where Road to Nowhere ended….Mia has disappeared and Creed and Noah have to find her…..but which one will win her?

What I loved about this book was that Creeds love for Mia never wavered. And that touched my blackened heart!

What I didn’t love so much was the pacing. Also the push and pull was a bit too much for me (I’m not a fan of the angst, more of an instant gratification type person!)

All in all I loved this book, the ending was superb and made it for me.

You can buy the book here: http://amzn.to/2xoUtuH

 

 

 

 

 

Cover Love: Dark Swan by Gena Showalter

Now I love a cover, something that stands out, something that’s different and, of course, I can appreciate the half naked man!!!

It’s not often a cover comes out and I am saying to myself ‘Ooooh that’s creepy’ – now this (I think!) is creepy!

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Title: Dark Swan (Otherworld Assassin #3)

Author: Gena Showalter

Release Date: 25 September 2017

The Alien Huntress series is back with fan favorite AIR agent Dallas Gutierrez from New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling paranormal romance author Gena Showalter, who doesn’t disappoint with this sizzling hot alpha hero.

Lilica Swan isn’t quite human or otherworlder; she is the best—and worst—of both.

She is willing to do whatever proves necessary to save her sister from the seductive and deadly Alien Investigation and Removal agent, Dallas Gutierrez, even bonding her lifeforce to his by effectively marrying him. But the bond will fade without consummation. Can Dallas resist his insatiable desire for the powerful beauty? Or will she lead to his ultimate downfall?

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2w22Kkv

I haven’t read this series (or anything by this author in fact!) but I am going to add book 1 to my wishlist and check it out.

Has anyone read this author or this series?

Let me know what you think!

#CJRreview Breaching the Contract by Chantal Fernando

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Title: Breaching the Contract

Series: The Conflict of Interest Series #1

Author: Chantal Fernando

Publisher: Pocket Star

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Chantal Fernando is one of my favourite authors, I have read everything she has written so when the chance came up from the publisher to read an advanced copy, I jumped on it!

Here is a bit about the book:

New York Times bestselling author Chantal Fernando returns with a brand new series about a brigade of lawyers who, despite being bad boys at heart, always end up just on the right side of the law.

Katerina Dawson knows exactly what she wants from life. And as the new associate at the top law firm in the city, she’s ready to live out her dreams of becoming a criminal lawyer. But going on coffee runs and babysitting kids during the day was definitely not what she had in mind. She knows that anyone else would kill to be in her shoes, but she has to draw the line somewhere. That’s easier said than done, though, when Kat has to confront her handsome boss…

Tristan Channing and Jaxon Bentley run a successful law firm together and the two partners couldn’t be busier right now. When Jaxon suddenly takes a leave of absence, Tristan begrudgingly assumes responsibility of the new associate, the hotnew associate, who has curves for days. Needing to keep his distance from her, Tristan sends Kat on needless errands and has her doing work even an intern wouldn’t touch, like picking up his kids. But his plan backfires when he sees his children grow attached to Kat and sees her getting comfortable in his home. It triggers something deep within him, and it feels right to have her there. Will Tristan be able to keep his work and personal lives separate, or will he find that his heart holds the final verdict?

And it is as good as it promises! 

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Kat has landed a job as an associate in a law firm and finds herself working with a partner in the firm, the hot, single dad, Tristan.

Whilst the attraction is instant, Kat takes a more professional approach.  The same cannot be said for Tristan who can’t keep Kat far away enough to hide his attraction and sends her on errands well below her paygrade!

This was one of those reads that you can’t put down. I found myself reading in the supermarket queue and cooking tea! I loved that there was no angst.

 

Like what you see?  You can purchase the book here:

US: http://amzn.to/2wZbiMK

UK: http://amzn.to/2fgwAMp

CA: http://amzn.to/2fgU6co

AU: http://amzn.to/2eU3O3W

B&N: http://bit.ly/2fg7RI2

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2wXZUiq

 

 

The Brits Weekly Book Biz (11-17 Sept)

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Hi friends!

My week signed off sick has been so good for my reading!

I am normally a 2 book a week person but this week I read 7 books! Go me!

All of them were arcs but I still have 2 to read (I went mad on sign ups and on Netgalley!)

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Gravity (Gravity #1) by AB Bloom

Genre: PNR

My rating: 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 🇬🇧🇬🇧

Series review to follow on the blog!


Velocity (Gravity #2) AB Bloom

My rating: 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 🇬🇧


Infinity (Gravity #3) by AB Bloom

My rating: 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 🇬🇧 🇬🇧

Most Of All You by Mia Sheridan

My rating: 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧

See my review here.


Fired by Cora Brent

My rating: 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧


Crazy B!tch by Jamie Begley

My rating: 🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧🇬🇧

See my review here.

Undercover Princes by Connie Glynn

See my review here.


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I still have the uncrossed books below that I chose for September, the under 300 pages theme! I didn’t expect to read them all and I don’t think I will get there as I am back to work on Friday but I’m not beating myself up about it!

I decided not to make an Autumn reading list as I have signed up for so many arcs that I am drowning!

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Hope the week has been good to you.

What did you read this week?

#CJRreview Crazy Bitch by Jamie Begley #JamieBegley #BikerBitchesSeries

One of the series that started my love of reading off again was The Last Riders by Jamie Begley, and for that I owe her big time!

Not only is it one of my favourite series of all time, I think I have re-read about 6 times. One of the highlights of this series is The Biker Bitches and my favourite of those is Crazy Bitch……and here she is!

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My mother used to have a saying for everything.

“You can’t be pretty and lucky.”

She wasn’t pretty or lucky.

“You have to kiss a lot of toads before you find your Prince Charming.”

I kissed too many of those. Sorry, but Prince Charming isn’t in Hicktown, Kentucky.

“The good ones go to Heaven; the bad ones go to Hell.”

Guess I’m going to Hell

“Hell is paved with good intentions.”

Surprisingly, that one is true. Why? Because …

I intended to stay away from Calder Riggs.

I intended not to fall in love with him.

I intended to find a man who wasn’t a loser or a joker.

Oh well, I’ve never been afraid of Hell, anyway.

That’s why I’m Crazy Bitch!

Amazon : smarturl.it/CrazyBtchJB

Kobo : http://bit.ly/2wXXPWa

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A bet.

A bet between The Last Riders, the Destructors and the Blue Horsemen is the recipe for not only hilarious goings on that I expect from these books but are the makings for an absolutely fab story.

Not only did it feature my favourite woman but we get up close and personal with Calder. Sigh. I loved him!

As we found with the other Biker B!tches, Crazy B!tch isn’t as crazy as she makes out. She is just super fierce in protecting herself and the ones she loves.

Calder defo has his hands full though!

And that twist…wow!

A memo to you all….never, ever try out a prototype that Penni and the Last Riders have developed (I was howling in laughter!)

#CJRguestreview Dirty Little Secret by Kendall Ryan…

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Dirty Little Secret (Forbidden Desires #1)

by Kendall Ryan

Mel grabbed this arc with both hands as she LOVES this author! You can read Mel’s review here. Have a look below at the book info….

She’s much too innocent for me, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting the sweet, young librarian. I’m dominating and possessive, and my control streak runs a mile wide.

The way she looks at me—like I’m one of the heroes in the books she loves, like I’m broken, and she wants to be the one to piece me back together—it only complicates things further. I’m nobody’s hero.

But there’s no denying my tragic past reads like one of her favorite literary classics. It’s raw. Visceral. Captivating. And together, we’re a perfect mess. How am I expected to resist when the sexual sparks zap between us and set me on fire? The need to control, and claim her force my walls to come tumbling down, but when she learns my dirty little secret, will my world come crashing down with it?

The story continues in Dirty Little Promise, releasing October 30th.

Amazon: http://amzn.to/2smkXw4

iBooks: https://goo.gl/E1dHDZ

Nook: https://goo.gl/h6Lgnq Kobo: https://goo.gl/sPTNVF

Goodreads: https://goo.gl/RU3MSF

Visit Kendall here: www.kendallryanbooks.com

#CJRguestreview Fraternize by Rachel Van Dyken

Rachel Van Dyken is Mel’s favourite author, she would literally read her shopping list! A new book from the author comes out and Mel is all over it! You can read Mel’s review of Fraternize here.  Below are some details of the book.

Title: Fraternize (Players Game #1)

Author: Rachel Van Dyken

Genre: Contemporary Romance

 

Emerson just made her dream come true as a professional cheerleader for her favorite pro football team. But even though the plus-size athlete is breaking down boundaries, she still has to contend with the massive rulebook. Carbs? Nope. Chocolate? Definitely not. Still, Emerson loves her curves, and she’ll rock the hell out of this job even if it kills her. Except for one mandate that is easier read than done…

No fraternizing with the players.

Problem one is Miller Quinton: Emerson’s first love, first sex, and the guy who still ignites her daydreams and R-rated fantasies. Thrown back together, Miller and Emerson feel the undeniable pull of passion again, even if the conflict that tore them apart seems insurmountable. Then there’s way-too-sexy Grant Sanchez. He has a serious reputation with the ladies, and when it comes to winning someone he wants, he doesn’t let anyone stand in his way.

Now Emerson is breaking every rule in the manual. But what she doesn’t know is that she’s part of a wicked little game—one that could steal both her dream and her heart.

Amazon US: http://amzn.to/2vRzs9g

Amazon UK: https://goo.gl/GwXpDp

 

Connect with Rachel:

Website: http://rachelvandykenauthor.com

Newsletter: http://bit.ly/RVDNewsletter

 

Tag: The Mystery Blogger Award

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I was nominated for The Mystery Blogger Award by Lexie at Reading in the Wings   Thank you! Go check her blog out!  This award was created by Okoto.

 

The Rules:

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog.
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.
  • You have to nominate 10 – 20 people.
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify).
  • Share a link to your best post(s).

 

Three Things About Me:

  1. My reading spans all genres, I flit from fantasy to romance to paranormal to YA to NA. Variety is the spice of life!
  2. I have a 7 year old son who is the apple of my eye. Unfortunately he does not like reading which makes me wonder if he is really mine!!!!
  3. I love lists, I have to have one for every aspect of my life but my favourite part of that is buying all the blank lists – my bank balance does not agree!

 

Questions From Reading in the Wings:

  1. Who is your favorite author?

Kristen Ashley. She writes across genres (all romance though) and I devour her books as soon as they are released.

2.  Who would play you in the movie about your life?

Reece Witherspoon.  I may need to think harder on this!

3.  If you could be any animal for a day, which would you choose?

Without a doubt, a cat. Don’t they just have the life of Riley?!

4.  Which character would you like to bring to life?

Dax Lahn from Golden Dynasty by Kristen Ashley. If you have read the book, you know what I am saying. Brains and brawn!

5.  What was the last book you read?

Most of all you by Mia Sheridan. Tissues are required!

 

I nominate:

Books, Coffee and Passion

Darque Dreamer Reads

Always Booking

Fictionophile

Read, Rant, Rock and Roll

The Caffeinated Bookworm

(Sorry I couldn’t nominate more as I have to fly and pick up my son but anyone feel free to join in!)

 

5 questions for the nominees:

What is your favourite genre to read?

What time do you get up in the morning?

What was the last book you read?

Are you a Christmas person?

What Social Media platforms do you follow for book reccies?

 

My best posts

Cover love  https://cjrthebrit.com/2017/09/14/cjrcoverlove-you-have-to-check-out-this-cover-wrong-side-of-heaven-by-yolanda-olson/

My best reads from the first half of 2017! https://cjrthebrit.com/2017/09/07/cjr-the-brit-my-best-reads-from-the-first-half-of-2017/