RELEASE DAY REVIEW! MANWHORE BY KATY EVANS #manwhore

 
 Manwhore 
Book 1, The Manwhore Series


Is it possible to expose Chicago’s hottest player–without getting played?

This is the story I’ve been waiting for all my life, and its name is Malcolm Kyle Preston Logan Saint. Don’t be fooled by that last name though. There’s nothing holy about the man except the hell his parties raise. The hottest entrepreneur Chicago has ever known, he’s a man’s man with too much money to spend and too many women vying for his attention.

Mysterious. Privileged. Legendary. His entire life he’s been surrounded by the press as they dig for tidbits to see if his fairytale life is for real or all mirrors and social media lies. Since he hit the scene, his secrets have been his and his alone to keep. And that’s where I come in.

Assigned to investigate Saint and reveal his elusive personality, I’m determined to make him the story that will change my career.

But I never imagined he would change my life. Bit by bit, I start to wonder if I’m the one discovering him…or if he’s uncovering me.

What happens when the man they call Saint, makes you want to sin?

I was asked if I was interested in reviewing this and at first I was a little hesitant.  I know that Katy Evans is an amazing writer but I have gotten to the point that I was a little jaded about the whole billionaire romance novel.  They can get a little repetitive.   I read the blurb and was…intrigued.

Saint.  This man has made me decide that being a sinner is the way to go.  There is something about a man that knows what he wants and doesn’t hesitate to go after it.  That is sexy as hell.  Rachel is a very naive young woman in my opinion.  She works for a failing magazine and has a shot to cement her credibility with her boss and get the story that all of Chicago wants to know.  Who is Malcom Saint?  

Rachel and Saint have a relationship that is hot, spicy and full of passion.  It begins with a trickle of sparks and turns into a full blown fourth of July celebration!  

Katy is an wonderful storyteller and her characters come to life.  It has been awhile since I read a book that left me with a hangover and begging for more. This is one that will leave you breathless. 

REVIEW & GIVEAWAY! UNTRUE COLORS by VERONICA FORAND

Veronica Forand
 Untrue Colors 
Release date: 3/10/2015 
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Synopsis
She’s on the run…

Brilliant art appraiser Alex Northrop’s ex used stolen art to fund his nefarious activities.  Now he wants her dead.  But it isn’t just herself she’s worried about – if he discovers who she really is, he’ll kill her family.

Professor Henry Chilton is shocked to find a beautiful stranger passed out in his bed, and even more so when she reveals a priceless painting is a forgery – the painting he’d planned to use to fund a woman’s shelter.  She‘s mysterious and frightened, and he is determined to discover why.

Alex’s knowledge of art is undeniable – just as Henry’s attraction to her is irresistible.  But, in order to help him recover the real painting, Alex isn’t just risking exposure…she’s risking her life.

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This novel starts with a rapid race of wits and courage, then continues to exhilarate until the last page! 

Alex has a shady past, but love can make a sane person do crazy things.  While on the lam form her ex-lover, she suffers the consequences of her actions through the detriment of others.  Fortunately for her, she stumbles across a handsome professor whose own past becomes essential to her survival.

I loved this book! There are several characters in which I became attached.  Simon, Henry’s brother has a realistic approach when it comes to Alex.  Although he’s somewhat brash at times, he’s got an intriguing backstory of his own. Henry is open-minded, articulate, and an absolute gentleman.  He follows his instincts when it comes to Alex, which proves advantageous.  Both men are simply delicious, as the author has a way of forming the perfect image, and both are completely different.


The story unfolds beautifully, never faltering, and the love scenes were very rewarding.  The villains were a necessary evil that I loved hating, and the plot was thrilling.  
Intelligent, exciting, and sexy! Recommend!

 

About the Author

Veronica Forand is an attorney and an award-winning writer of romantic suspense.  She’s lived in Boston, London, Paris, Geneva, and Washington, DC and currently resides near Philadelphia.  An avid traveler, she loves to roam across continents with her husband and kids in pursuit of skiing, scuba diving, and finding the perfect piece of chocolate.

RELEASE DAY REVIEW! UNBLOCKED-EPISODE ONE BY MARNI MANN

Derek Block seeks revenge. Frankie Jordan seeks professional dominance. He wants her, she wants him. Lines that can’t cross begin to blur. Things start heating up as real estate gets real… This is episode one of the five-episode novella series Timber Towers.

 
“Why don’t you come in?”
I was startled again by the sound of him, of his deep, alluring tone. I didn’t realize I was still hovering in the doorway. Closing most of the gap between us, I moved to one of the chairs.
I hooked my bag onto the back of it, his fingers slicing through the air as they reached for mine.
“Call me Derek.” He enclosed my hand with a pressing strength that I assumed was lightened for my benefit.
Though his stare remained on my face, I wasn’t able to keep mine on his. I needed a break, a second to get myself under control.
Control…
I had obviously lost that, though I didn’t understand why. Polished men were all I knew, all I had ever been attracted to: groomed and well-dressed, pretty and sharp, even cocky and somewhat selfish. They were certainly never burly or animalistic like Derek. So why was he having this kind of physical effect on me?

Unblocked, Episode Two, releasing April 7th, is now available on pre-order:
 Disclaimer:  I was given a copy in exchange for an honest review.  This is also the first in a serial series. 

I am not a big fan of serials normally.  I speed read so I am usually finishing a book when it just starts to get good.  That being said, Marni managed to draw me and hook me.  I love the way this story is unfolding and the characters are amazing.  Derek and Frankie have a chemistry that I like to see in stories.  Take a chance and get Unblocked.
 
 

Review by Brandy! Bound For Hell by Kendra Leigh

 
 Ethan Wilde. Billionaire. Business Man.
Passionate. Powerful. Persistent.
One of New York’s most eligible bachelors.

Angel Lawson. Photographer. Gallery Owner.
Burdened. Beautiful. Broken.
A woman bound by the ropes of her sins and forgotten past, fearful of her future.

A chance encounter…

Consumed by guilt and tormented by the bonds of a tragic past, Angel Lawson’s life has been a solitary journey, condemned to live without love. In order to preserve her damaged soul from further rejection, sex is as close to a man as she ever plans to get. She was already hell-bound for her sins. One more wasn’t going to hurt …

… or so she thought.

When a passionate encounter throws her into the world of Ethan Wilde, Angel is helpless to resist the irrefutable desire and depth of raw emotion he ignites in her.

Ethan is as intense as he is sinfully sexy. Irretrievably captivated by Angel, he seems just as intent on understanding her naked soul as he is desperate to possess every inch of her naked body.

Angel craves his touch like a drug and yearns for the love he promises, but surrendering to the feelings he’s unearthed will mean exposing her fears and releasing the demons buried for a lifetime. Exposing her heart will leave it at risk of being broken.

Will Angel choose to leave her life of solitude behind, or is the choice no longer hers?

Ethan Wilde is used to getting what he wants … and what he wants is Angel. 
This book drew me in, wrapped me up and satisfied me in ways I can’t begin to describe.  Ethan is that guy.  You know the one I mean.  He is everything you ever wanted but didn’t know how to describe it all in one guy.  He is sexy, attentive and just wonderful.  Angel is a character that I adore.  She has her life and it is working for her.  She has her friends, her boy toy, and that is enough for her.  Her family leaves a lot to be desired and I can’t help but think that I am missing something in her back story and I can’t wait to discover what it is. 
She wasn’t looking for Ethan but when their eyes met…the chemistry lab exploded.  
Passion can blindside the best of us but when it is wrapped up and hand delivered with everything you ever wanted and dreamed about, only a fool doesn’t jump on and ride that train all the way home.  There is a bit of a cliff hanger with this story because it is a trilogy but I highly recommend you join me on Ethan and Angel’s journey.  I can’t wait to see where Ms. Leigh takes me next.

REVIEW! The Space Between by Kate Canterbary

SYNOPSIS
Some lines are meant to be crossed.
Patrick That hair. That fucking hair. It was everywhere, always, and I wanted to tangle my fingers in those dark curls and pull. And that would be fine if she wasn’t my apprentice.
Andy My wants were few: good eats, tall boots, hot yoga, interesting work. One incredibly hot architect with the most expressive hazel eyes I ever encountered and entirely too much talent in and out of the bedroom wasn’t part of the original plan. Apparently he was part of the package.
Wine was my rabbi and vodka was my therapist, and I needed plenty of both to survive my apprenticeship. Especially with Patrick Walsh leaving love notes in the form of bite marks all over my body.
CONTAINS ADULT CONTENT-18YRS+
REVIEW
This book exudes sexiness! The author is beyond extraordinary and I will buy anything she writes!
The leading female character, Andy, is strong, intelligent, independent, and confident. Patrick is the quintessential Irishman, which in my dictionary means strong, sexy, intense, stubborn, and moody. Externally, her composure remains cool and dispassionate, which drives him borderline obsessive. Internally, they are both going insane just to be close to one another. Their chemistry is atomic!
I was addicted the moment I started! I’ve grown tired of reading about docile women lately, which makes this novel a refreshing change. Andy makes Patrick earn her trust, though it’s not a game. Although their banter is playful, and sometimes spicy, the undertones are endearing.
The Welsh family is adorable, quite lovable, and each sibling complements another. I can’t wait to see who finds love next!
There are several elements that play a part in the brilliance of this erotic novel as a whole. The characters are amazing, the writing is incisive, and the romance is alluring. Point of view is bounced between the hero and heroine decisively, enriching the quality of the read. Research, or extensive knowledge, of Sustainable Architecture is evident. This author has an astute and articulate writing style.
I’ve already purchased the first installment of this series, and I will not miss another!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kate Canterbary doesn’t have it all figured out, but this is what she knows for sure: spicy-ass salsa and tequila solve most problems, living on the ocean–Pacific or Atlantic–is the closest place to perfection, and writing smart, smutty stories is a better than any amount of chocolate. She started out reporting for an indie arts and entertainment newspaper back when people still read newspapers, and she has been writing and surreptitiously interviewing people–be careful sitting down next to her on an airplane–ever since. Kate lives on the water in New England with Mr. Canterbary and the Little Baby Canterbary, and when she isn’t writing sexy architects, she’s scheduling her days around the region’s best food trucks.

RELEASE DAY AND REVIEW! TEARS OF CRIMSON BY MICHELLE HUGHES


The New Orleans Vampire Bar, Tears of Crimson,  comes back to life!  February 17, 2015




I was only fifteen the first time he found me.  I say he found me because I hadn’t been looking for him… yet there he was when I closed my eyes. When my mother was declared insane, the only person I had left in the world was Granny Louise.  Even though she was good to me, I was a target for bullies, ones that were convinced that the apple never fell far from the tree.  I was tired of my life, tired of a world that fostered such heartache and pain.

Rafe changed things.

He salvaged what was left of my will to live.  Those six years became my lifeline.  He opened my eyes to passion, shared a world with me that was so vivid that I could still hear his words in my ears, and the ghost of his touch on my skin when I woke up.

Now that my world has seemingly fallen apart, the only place I can think of going is where my dreams took place- New Orleans.  Rafe and I have walked those streets in my fantasies.  Somehow, I feel like that’s where I can find my salvation, my purpose.


What frightens me is, now that I’ve stepped in Tears of Crimson, a part of me is starting to believe that some dreams are meant to be lived.

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I am one of the lucky ones who discovered Michelle in the early stages of her writing career.  I stumbled upon this book called Tears of Crimson.  I read it and was hooked.  How do you describe meeting your book soul mate?  This woman wrote the things that I wanted to read and wrote it in a way that drew me in and kept me hooked.  I never looked back.
Rafe is that man that you can picture clearly in our heads.  We all have one–that one man that could convince us that being single might not be a bad idea.  He is sexy, dominant and mysterious.  He comes in an immortal package that would make most of contemplate forever.  
Cara has been drawn to the man in her dreams but who knew she would literally find him?  New Orleans is a mystical place and the people are too.  This story is sensual and passionate.  I read the original and the revamp and I can’t wait for you to discover the secret of Tears of Crimson. Michelle has managed to capture all the original steam and roll it into a sexy package that is on my permanent read again list. 
P.S.  Say hello to the wait staff.  Those girls have a little something special…

   

SWEET SURPRISE BY CANDIS TERRY

SweetSurprise 

Synopsis: 

Playing naughty or nice . . .
Fiona Wilder knows all about falling in lust. Love? That’s another story. Determined not to repeat past mistakes, the single mom and cupcake shop owner is focused on walking the straight and narrow. But trouble has a way of finding her. And this time it comes in the form of a smoking hot firefighter who knows all the delicious ways to ignite her bad-girl fuse.
Can lead to heartbreak . . .
Firefighter Mike Halsey learned long ago that playing with fire just gets you burned. He’s put his demons behind him, and if there’s one line he won’t cross, it’s getting involved with his best friend’s ex. But when fate throws him in the path of the beautiful, strong, and off-limits Fiona, will he be able to fight their attraction? Or will he willingly go down in flames?
Or a sweet surprise!

Excerpt: 

“Fiona swallowed. Something warm and forbidden swirled in the pit of her stomach, then wound its way into her heart and other vital parts of her body. In the old days she’d tug him closer and take what she wanted. But this was a new day. A new Fiona. A more responsible Fiona who, unfortunately, couldn’t seem to get this man off her mind. “Then maybe this won’t work out.” She eased her hand from his and instantly missed the fire in his touch. “Maybe.” Those broad shoulders beneath that fresh cotton T-shirt lifted in a nonchalant shrug. “I’m willing to give it a shot if you are.” Give what a shot, she wanted to ask. The actual work? Or the sexual tension that ignited between them like gasoline and matches? A sigh expanded her chest. “If you’re going to work for me there can’t be any flirting. Or touching.” His smile widened to a grin. “It’ll be a pleasure working under you.” Oh boy.”– Candis Terry, Sweet Surprise

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About the Author: 
Candis Terry was born and raised near the sunny beaches of Southern California and now makes her home on an Idaho farm. She’s experienced life in such diverse ways as working in a Hollywood recording studio to scooping up road apples left by her daughter’s rodeo queening horse to working as a graphic designer. Only one thing has remained constant: Candis’ passion for writing stories about relationships, the push and pull in the search for love, and the security one finds in their own happily ever after. Though her stories are set in small towns, Candis’ wish is to give each of her characters a great big memorable love story rich with quirky characters, tons of fun, and a happy ending. 

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I am lucky to be able to interact with some amazing and talented writers.  I had the privilege of getting to talk to Candis and here is what she said.
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What are your must haves when you are writing?  Examples:  fuzzy slippers, rabbits foot or a magic 8 ball?

I must have coffee and some kind of murder type of TV show on in the background with the volume off. It’s usually Criminal Minds, CSI Miami, or First 48 Hours. I don’t know why, but it works for me.

Do you listen to music when you write?  If so, what genre?

I don’t actually listen to music while I write. It would interfere with those murder shows. But I do hear songs in my head when I write and they usually go into the story because they usually are great for setting the scene. For instance, the opening scene of Something Sweeter is set in Seven Devils Saloon and the song playing is Miranda Lambert’s “Kerosene.” It’s perfect because when Jesse Wilder meets his match in Allison Lane it’s very combustible. I love all genres and on my Playlists I literally have everyone from Motley Crue to Tom Jones.

Your covers are amazing.  Do you bring the ideas to your publisher or do they just show you what they are going to be?

Thank you! I love my covers and I’m so grateful to the amazing art department at Avon Books for the beautiful work they do. In the beginning of the Sweet, Texas series (for the book Anything But Sweet) I was just asked to give them a general idea about the book. They came up with the lovely photo that is now the cover. And that pretty much set the look and the pace for the rest. It’s important for us to convey that happy feeling on the covers and to really relate to the story inside. Obviously getting the hero and heroine to look as much like the story couple is important too. Now, for each book, I send them a description of the characters and then I send along photos of poses I like and also I send photos of actors, actresses, or models that might have inspired my characters. With the cover of Something Sweeter I’d seen a wedding photo on Pinterest by this amazing award-winning South African photographer. I sent it to the art department and said, “This photo exactly conveys the spirit of the story in the book.” To my amazement the art director contacted the photographer and obtained the rights to use the actual wedding photo. How cool is that?

What type of stories do you like to read?

I love contemporary romance, but usually when I’m working on a book I stay away from that genre and read more paranormal or new adult books. I also love to read biographies of the golden era movie stars like Judy Garland and Clark Gable.

Would you be interested in adapting any of your stories to the big/little screen?  If so, which one?

I would love that! And without question I’d love for Home Sweet Home, my story in the For Love and Honor anthology to be made into a movie. It’s the introduction to the Sweet, Texas series and honestly, it’s one of the most emotional stories I’ve ever written. It will probably always be near and dear to my heart, and I think it would transfer well to the big (or little) screen.

Can you tell my readers how you got your first story published?

It took me 22 years to finally connect with the right editor and the right publisher. For years I had my heart set on writing for Harlequin. After a lot of interest (several times) and editorial revisions (several times—without a contract), I had to face the fact that I didn’t write what they were looking for and I may never write what they were looking for. I finally decided I’d write one more book but that I’d do it my way. But really, I was ready to quit trying. Only about four chapters into this new story I attended a local writer’s conference with a published author friend. There I sat at the table with an Avon editor (my dream publisher) who asked about me and my writing. I wasn’t going to pitch my book but she asked me to, so I agreed. I didn’t prepare, I literally just told her about the story from my heart. She asked for whatever I had. I sent it. Then she requested the rest when I was done. I finished it in four months and sent it. Then I didn’t hear back from her for nine months. The offer came in to sign on with Avon Impulse, a brand new ebook first, POD line. It wasn’t my dream but my agent said it was a good idea, so I signed a three-book contract. After my first three books (the Sugar Shack series—all published within six months of each other), I sent in a new proposal (the Sweet, Texas series) and was moved up to Avon Books mass market publication. It was a long road but man, am I ever glad I stuck with it.

Will you share something from your newest book?

How about a little teaser from Sweet Surprise? This was a fun scene between the heroine, Fiona, and her BFF Sabrina after Fiona is in a car accident.

Sabrina was a full-blown Mexican fireball. And Fiona considered herself lucky to have such a friend. Especially one who’d stuck with her through the thick of her insanity.

“The hospital should put you in charge of the morale-boosting committee,” Fiona said.

“Well, when you get in these moods, it’s no joke. Surely, you can see how well you’ve done.” She arched a brow at Fiona’s silence. “Again with the no? Then let me spell it out for you.”

And she did—popping up a hot pink fingernail with each point she made.

“You’re an amazing mom. You’re independent. Self-sufficient. You’ve saved enough to start your own business. You’re a rock star BFF. And you’ve opened your heart to the woman your ex-husband is about to marry. What more can you ask of yourself to make up for those bad-judgment years?”

“I don’t know.” A twinge of undigested guilt reared its ugly head. “I’m still trying to figure that out.”

“Well, stop figuring and live. Enjoy yourself.” Sabrina’s wide mouth broke into a grin. “Grab hold of a man like that hunk who just left here and have a little fun.”

And there lay the problem.

Fiona had had enough fun to last her—plus ten other people—a lifetime.

Somehow, by the grace of God, she’d managed to survive. Now it was time to get serious. And serious did not include hooking up with another fireman.

No matter how sizzling he might be.

Any advise to aspiring authors?

Never give up. Never! If being published is your dream, make it happen. Stay true to your own voice and keep your eyes open for opportunities.

Thank you!

 It is no secret that I absolutely adore Candis Terry.  She is a talented writer and a wonderful person.  I love these books and when I am in the mood for a sweet romance this is one of the writers I head to.

Fiona has always depended on others but now it is time to stand on her own two feet.  What better way to do that then to start a company?  If you are going to do it, then cupcakes (yum, nom, nom) are the way to do it.  

I love the Wilder family.  They truly show you what it means to be a family and I think it is amazing that they keep Fiona in the family.  I really like that Mike and Fiona have this amazing chemistry and they know how to have fun with each other.  In a lot of books we see the “insta-love” and it is always nice to see a slow, sensual building of lust that explodes into a love of a lifetime.

Please take a chance and discover this amazing group of characters and the sweetness that is Candis Terry.

REVIEW BY BRANDY! IN HIS KEEPING BY MAYA BANKS

 

#1 bestselling author Maya Banks continues her suspenseful and steamy Slow Burn series with this second book—a twisting tale featuring a strong yet vulnerable heroine in danger and the sexy alpha hero who must save her.

Abandoned as a baby to a young wealthy couple and raised in a world of privilege, Arial has no hint of her past or who she belonged to. Her only link lies in the one thing that sets her apart from everyone else—telekinetic powers. Protected by her adoptive parents and hidden from the public to keep her gift secret, Ari is raised in the lap of luxury, and isolation. That is, until someone begins threatening her life.

Beau Devereaux is no stranger to the strange. As the head of Deveraux Security, he’s more than familiar with the realities of physic powers. So when a family friend approaches him about protecting his daughter, he’s more than ready to jump on board. What Beau isn’t prepared for is the extent of his attraction to his beautiful and powerful client. What began as a simple assignment, just another job, quickly turns personal as Beau discovers he’ll do anything at all to protect Ari. Even if it costs him his life.

I was given a copy of this book in exchange for a review.  
I have to say that I wasn’t sure if this was going to be something that I enjoyed or not.  While I love romance, I am not huge into suspense novels.  It is one of those things that I have to be in the mood for.  That being said, I really did like this book.
Ari is a girl with a secret.  It has been one that she has had all of her life.  When it comes out into the open, she has no choice but to run to the man that her father told her to, Beau. 
I like Beau.  I think he was a  good guy who has the luck to be attracted to a woman that is gifted.  

The story was well-written and there was good character development.  This is the second in the series but I think you could read it as a stand alone. 

Now, that being said I do think there were times when the dialogue was a little dry and repetitive but that happens.  I am also a little tired of the instant love scenarios.  I completely understand being attracted to someone but it seems like everyone is instantly jumping into bed, saying I love you or just things that seem a little outside of reality.  I know its a romance book but still…

I am a fan of Maya Banks and I would recommend you check out the series and let me know what you think.

NEW RELEASE & REVIEW! DIVINE ATROPHY by FOX CHAPMAN


Divine Atrophy by Fox Chapman

Blurb:

In the quiet town of Barra, Scotland, darkness is falling…

To Reverend Alan Wallace, the tiny town is his haven and its people his flock. When an ancient artifact is unearthed within the catacombs of his church, he seizes the opportunity for greatness and to cleanse his Barra of sinners and nonbelievers, but as with most good intentions, a darker purpose lies beneath the surface just waiting to arise…

In the town of Barra, Scotland, lies the key to mankind’s destruction in the guise of salvation…
And with the beginning of the end nearing, six strangers find themselves brought together by an ancient horror and a need for survival. Drawn to Barra for their own reasons, they will need to rely on one another if they are ever going to get out of this hell alive…

Because in the town of Barra, the fallen shall rise…everything else will fall…

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REVIEW

Grotesque, terrifying, and simply too good to put down!
Cleverly written, the story unfolds one point of view at the time. With each chapter, my anxiety level escalated and I couldn’t seem to read it fast enough. Just when I became sure that I had perceptively figured everything out, the story took another turn. The characters are placed strategically, sometimes with heartbreaking consequences, and every jolting experience had me chasing shadows. While the ending leaves an opening for the next installment, this segment wraps up rather nicely!
I’d like to add one small note:
I abhor, and I mean hate, young children involved in horror novels or movies. I have literally walked out of movies or stopped reading books from certain authors, due to this hang up of mine. The brilliance of Fox Chapman is that he made his monsters, MONSTERS. There was no hang up to have here. His evil creations were gory, scary, and something I wanted dead, FOREVER.

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Review and Giveaway! Owning Violet by Monica Murphy

I’ve moved through life doing what’s expected of me. I’m the middle daughter, the dutiful daughter. The one who braved a vicious attack and survived. The one who devoted herself to her family’s business empire. The one who met an ambitious man and fell in love. We were going to run Fleur Cosmetics together, Zachary and I.

Until he got a promotion and left me in the dust. Maybe it’s for the best, between his disloyalty and his wandering eye. But another man was waiting for me. Wanting me. He too has an overwhelming thirst for success, just like Zachary—perhaps even more so. He’s also ruthless. And mysterious. I know nothing about Ryder McKay beyond that he makes me feel things I’ve never felt before.

One stolen moment, a kiss, a touch . . . and I’m hooked. Ryder’s like a powerful drug, and I’m an addict who doesn’t want to be cured. He tells me his intentions aren’t pure, and I believe him. For once, I don’t care. I’m willing to risk everything just to be with him. Including my heart. My soul.

My everything.


I was given a copy of this amazing story in return for my honest review.  Violet was a great character.  She is the one we are told to be like.  She knows the role she is supposed to play and does her hardest to stick to it.  She is is poised, elegant and doesn’t rock the boat.  Until him.

Ryder is the street kid that was pulled from the gutter and has begun to make a success out of his life.  When his mentor makes a bet with him it is the perfect opportunity for him to ruffle the feathers of the woman that has intrigued him since he met her.  Violet is the pinnacle of the untouchable but Ryder knows that he deserves the woman, the job that he craves and the opportunity to showcase his talent.  So he takes the bet.

These two characters are breathtaking in the development of their relationship.  I am so excited to see where this series goes.  Monica Murphy has developed a group of characters that I fell in love with.  The romance in this book is hot and Ryder has hands that can make any woman sing. 

Owning Violet: A Novel (The Fowler Sisters Book 1)

Monica and her publisher are offering up ONE PRINT copy of Owning Violet!  Leave a comment and a winner will be picked on Dec 13th.  Open to US and Canada Residents only.