Wednesday, August 24, 2016

#ARCBookReview and #Giveaway: Chased by Love (Love in Bloom: The Ryders #3) by Melissa Foster

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Chased by Love, Love in Bloom: The Ryders #3

Actress Trish Ryder takes her job seriously and has no time for those who don't. When she's awarded a major role in a new movie featuring America's hottest rock star, Boone Stryker, she's beyond excited. The six-two, tattooed hunk of burning desire is known for his dedication to his craft--but when he ditches their first meeting, she begins to wonder if he's just another rocker with a great PR team.

Sex, booze, women, and music pretty much sum up Boone Stryker's private world. He's coasted through life playing by his own rules with plenty of people willing to cover his tracks, and he's not likely to change--until he meets a woman who refuses to give him the time of day, much less anything more.

Sparks fly from the first moment Trish and Boone meet--Tensions run hot and desire runs hotter when they're trapped together on a remote location with no place to hide. Will sparks ignite, or will a hurricane douse the flames?

*** THE RYDERS are the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. This 5-book hot contemporary romance series features alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They’re flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women’s fiction. While each book may be read as a standalone, you might enjoy reading the entire Love in Bloom series (The Snow Sisters, The Bradens, The Remingtons, & Seaside Summers)

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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ARC Book Review:

Chased by Love by Melissa Foster is the third book in Love in Bloom: The Ryders series and is the story of America's hottest rock star, Boone Stryker and an ambitious Actress Trish Ryder. Thrown together when they decide to work in a movie, this story takes us deeper into the lives of these two characters, away from the glitz and glamour of their jobs and into a slow building but an ever-after kind of love.

Having read the previous book in this series, Claimed by Love, I got interested when I heard about this latest installment. The blurb is interesting and had me intrigued enough to take up reading this book. 

The story came as a pleasant surprise for it is unlike the Rockstar romances I have read in the past. It gives more emphasis to the personal lives and conflicts of the protagonists.

Like Melissa Foster's other books, this one too had me enjoying the characters, loving revisiting the old ones and left eager to read the stories of the secondary characters in hopefully the next books in this series!

The story is medium paced and is fluidly written. I sat engrossed and highly entertained by the head butting and battle of wills of the protagonists while they tried to ignore the red hot passion between them. The background story of Boone had me speculating all sorts of tales and yet the author kept surprising me. I enjoyed watching Boone and Trish mature, clear the air and despite all their supposed attempts otherwise- fall in love.

Despite being part of a series, this book can be read as a standalone and being a lover of Melissa Foster's romances, I do recommend that you start on this series, if not already done so.

All in all, Chased by Love by Melissa Foster is an entertaining romance with strong characters, memorable events and a love story that had me laughing, crying and falling in love myself. 4 out of 5 to it and recommended to all romance lovers above the age of eighteen. I look forward to reading more from the author in the future and await the subsequent books eagerly. 

I received an ARC from the author and the tour organizers and I am very thankful to them. The above is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.

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Seized by Love, Book #1 The Ryders
YOU FELL IN love with Blue Ryder and Lizzie Barber in Seaside Summers, now follow their journey to find true love in SEIZED BY LOVE, the first book in the Ryder series.

Lizzie Barber runs a successful flower shop by day and secretly hosts the Naked Baker webcast at night to help pay for her younger sister’s education. To keep friends and family from finding out about her sexy secret, she’s put her social life on hold until her sister’s education is paid off and she can stop filming the webcast.

Blue Ryder fell hard for Lizzie Barber when he met her a year ago, and he hasn’t been able to get her off his mind since. Everything about the feisty little brunette, from her tight bod to her seductive smile, cuts straight to his heart. Though Lizzie has turned down every invitation he’s extended—Blue is not about to give up trying. 

Renovating Lizzie’s kitchen brings Blue further into Lizzie’s life, and the oven is not the only thing heating up. One night and one powerful kiss changes everything. But when Lizzie’s secret is revealed and the safe bubble she’s hidden in shatters, true love may not be enough to put the pieces back together.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**


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Claimed by Love, Book #2 The Ryders
Family law attorney Gabriella Liakos has one true love, Elpitha Island, where she grew up and hopes someday to return. But Elpitha is in financial ruins, and Gabriella will do anything to keep it from falling into the wrong hands.

Duke Ryder is a savvy real estate investor set on making Elpitha into an exclusive resort. Unlike other investors, he's not scared of purchasing a property where one family has roots so deep they practically reach the ocean floor...until he meets his beautiful, stubborn, and enticing tour host―the daughter of the owner of most of the island.

Gabriella sets out to dissuade Duke from purchasing Elpitha, but Duke has other ideas. He wants Gabriella and the island. Duke's powerful seduction draws Gabriella in, but can a savvy investor who's used to glamour and glitz, and a woman interested in preserving the culture she adores find a happily ever after together?

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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About the author

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance (M/F, M/M, F/F), romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction 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. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary CafĂ©. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. 

Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

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I received this book to review through Beck Valley Books Book Tours, all the opinions above are 100% my own.
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Tuesday, August 23, 2016

#BookReview: Huckleberry Spring (The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill #4) by Jennifer Beckstrand

Title and Author: Huckleberry Spring by Jennifer Beckstrand
No. of Pages: 352
Series: The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill #4
Publication Date: January 27th 2015 by Zebra
Genre: Amish Romance, Christian Romance
Language: English

Book Review:

Huckleberry Spring by Jennifer Beckstrand is the fourth book in The Matchmakers of Huckleberry Hill series but the first that I have read in this series as well as by this author. Despite being part of a series, It can be read as a standalone and I thoroughly enjoyed this book.

Jennifer Beckstrand has a strong voice and she balanced the various emotional moods in the book with ease. I was able to visualize the settings and connected with the characters instantly.

While many events in the heroine, Emma's life were a bit over the top and sometimes a little unbelievable but still nowhere did I feel bored and enjoyed reading her story. She looked weak with majority time spent in tears but still showed her strength when the time came. Ben is kind and a reliable hero and it was fun reading his story. The romance is full of struggles and tries to send an inspirational message to the readers.

The story is fast paced and the matchmaking grandparents fun. I sat interested until the very end and recommend this book to all lovers of clean romance. 4 out of 5 to Huckleberry Spring by Jennifer Beckstrand and I will be checking out the other books in this series.


I received the book from the publishers via Netgalley and I am very thankful to them. The above review is my honest and unbiased opinion and in  no way influenced.

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#BookReview: Next Stop: Love by Miranda J. Fox

Title and Author: Next Stop: Love by Miranda J. Fox 
No. of Pages: 149
Publication Date: September 15th 2015 by Amazon Crossing 
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Book Review:
Next Stop: Love by Miranda J. Fox is the first book by the author that I have read and this was a quick, sweet romance.

I was intrigued by the blurb and the cover and decided to give it a try.

The plot is pretty straightforward and I could relate with Sophia who dreams of living her life and this new job in Berlin is her chance to get away from her overbearing mother and live free.

I enjoyed following her as she butted heads with the hero who also later came out to be her new boss and enjoyed the overall banter.

The settings and descriptions are good but I think their effect got a little dampened with the translation which made it sound stilted and dull at times.

While the characterization and development of relationships is good, I felt a bit dissatisfied because no resolution happens with Sophia and her mother and I really wanted to see how they made peace with each other.

All in all, Next Stop: Love by Miranda J. Fox is a light, breezy romance that can be finished in one sitting and will appeal to all die-hard romance lovers. 3.5 out of 5 to it.




I received the book from the publishers via Netgalley and I am very thankful to them. The above review is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

#ProductReview: Set of 3 Mat Finish 2.3 Ltrs Storage Containers with Colourful lids by Kurtzy

I have been using a Set of 3 Mat Finish 2.3 Ltrs Storage Containers from Kurtzy and they are really good. In today's post I will be sharing my review of these airtight containers with you all.





My Review:

Things I liked about this product:

1) Kurtzy seller has brought out a set of 3 Mat finish storage containers with colourful, airtight lids that can be used to store a variety of stuff right from cereals, rice, pulses, cookies, sugar, herbs to any other food items that we want to store and keep fresh like I am using one of these jars to store my muesli and others to store cookies and dry fruits. 

2) With a storage capacity of 2.3 Ltrs, we can store approximately 2 kgs of food items which is very useful when storing food items in bulk. 

3) The containers are also air tight so any food items stored are kept fresh. However, the lids are not a 100% airtight but still they do the job.

4) The make of the jars is not only beautiful and attractive but also makes them occupy less shelf space and I can also easily monitor and refill the items as they are used.

5) High quality plastic is used in the jars and lids.

6) The lids open and close easily and the stored items are kept unspoiled for long. The lids can also be exchanged and they still fit the jars.





7) These Mat Finish storage containers are easily washable and are low maintenance.

8) The pricing is also economic and at 469 INR after discount, I recommend this storage container set to everyone.

9) They also make great gifting option with their lovely design and efficient storage of food.


Things I didn't like about this product: 

The delivery was prompt and the packaging sturdy. 
The only con is that the packaging was a bit too well done because I could not get the jars that had been stuck inside one another to come apart and had to really work hard to pry them out, all the while afraid of damaging them.

Conclusion:

All in all, I thoroughly love this Set of 3 Mat Finish 2.3 Ltrs Storage Containers with Colourful lids by Kurtzy. This containers have not only come as a blessing for me and store food items efficiently but they also beautify my kitchen with their trendy design. At a pocket friendly price for such high quality product with a big storage capacity of 2.3 Ltrs, I recommend this set to everyone and give it 4.5 stars out of 5. Go buy this set at the current discount of 57% and enjoy!



I received 2.3Ltrs - Set of 3 Mat Finish Storage Containers With Colorful Lids from the seller, Kurtzy and I am very thankful to them. The above is my honest and unbiased opinion and in no way influenced.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016

#BookReview: Paris By Heart by Nora James


"She came to Paris to forget about men, but the city of love has different plans for her..."
This line in the blurb had me so intrigued and add the lovely cover to it, I knew I had to read this book!

Elise has her future finally planned and it definitely doesn't include tutoring the rude Frenchman, Paul who works in the cafe below her apartment. But fate works in mysterious ways and soon these two find themselves facing emotions that can well be called love!

This is a story that is sweet, breezy and feel good yet predictable. You may feel like you know what is going to happen and will be proven right many times but still the story entertains and I loved reading it. Sometimes, one needs a proven, predictable romance to uplift ones mood and this book did just that with me.

The author's writing style is engaging and she brought the lovely Paris to me right here in my home. Her descriptions are vivid and her characters, prople I could relate to. I loved watching Elise and Paul stumble and try to make sense of their feelings which was sweet, sometimes intense but always entertaining.

All in all, Paris By Heart by Nora James is a cute, breezy romance perfect for a lazy afternoon. 4 out of 5 to it from me and recommended to all romance lovers.



I received the book from the publishers via Netgalley and I am very thankful to them. The above review is my honest and unbiased opinion and in  no way influenced.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

#BookReview: Alpha Rising (Sentinels #7) by Doranna Durgin


Alpha Rising by Doranna Durgin is the seventh book in Sentinels series but the first that I have read, The author is also new to me. I got attracted towards this book because of the blurb and decided to give it a try.

In this book, we are taken into the world of shifters who have other abilities too. Lannie is a Sentinel and is attracted towards Holly. Holly, on the other hand, has been brought to Lannie's pack for her own protection but still feels like a kidnapped victim. While attracted towards Lannie's beauty, she still is wary of him.

A dark atmosphere of impending danger, passionate and explosive romance journey and the mysterious world of shifters had me interested in this book throughout. 

The author's writing style is also expressive and narrative and I was able to visualize the scenes and scenarios with ease.

All in all, Alpha Rising by Doranna Durgin is an engaging and entertaining fantasy and paranormal romance that I enjoyed and look foward to reading the other books in this series too. 4 out of 5 to it and recommended to all fantasy, paranormal, romance and scifi lovers.



I received the book from the publishers via Netgalley and I am very thankful to them. The above review is my honest and unbiased opinion and in  no way influenced.

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#BookReview: The Way You Love Me (Lawsons of Louisiana #5) by Donna Hill


The Way You Love Me by Donna Hill is the fifth book in Lawsons of Louisiana series but the first that I have read both in this series as well as by this author. 

I was attracted towards this book because of the blurb and also because I had heard some good things about it. In this book, we get two strong characters and a realistic story.

Justin is an alpha hero who knows exactly what he wants and is not afraid to work towards his goals. He knew just the things to say and do to win over the still unconvinced Bailey who is not sure of Justin's feelings towards her. He is too powerful, too rich and too everything that she is not. They are worlds apart and still he wants her and claims to love her.

I enjoyed how these characters navigated their insecurities to finally claim their happy ending. The plot is well conceived and executed and all twists and turns are realistic.

The romance is passionate and has intense love scenes that make this book suitable for adults only.

Donna's writing style is fluid and expressive. I enjoyed how she created her story world and look forward to reading more from her in the future.

All in all, The Way You Love Me by Donna Hill is entertaining and passionate romance that I enjoyed reading. 4 out of 5 stars to it and recommended to all adult romance lovers.



I received the book from the publishers via Netgalley and I am very thankful to them. The above review is my honest and unbiased opinion and in  no way influenced.

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