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VBB Weekly – 12.29.2014

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Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday. I had a great time hanging out with my kids and my family and as usual, was able to get lots of reading in. I didn’t follow a reading schedule over the last week or so and read whatever I wanted and let me tell you it was freaking FANTASTIC! I desperately missed that freedom and have decided the days of reading on a schedule are over for me. In 2015, I won’t be committing to reviews or accepting ARCs unless I know with absolute certainty that I’ll be reading the novel within that time period. I’m a pretty moody reader, so it was great to just go with the flow and devour the kind of books that satisfied my current hunger. During the break I caught up with Kristen Ashley books as well as read one more book in the Black Dagger brotherhood series. I still have more to go on both series, but it’s been so fun to catch up. I wish you all a very happy New Year and thank you again for you continued support! Here’s to 2015!!!

Make sure to check out what books have made my FAVORITES lists for 2014!




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A Necessary SinA Necessary Sin cover (#1, Sin Trilogy) by Georgia Cates (Available Now)
★ VBB Recommendation ★ 

Bleu MacAllister is consumed. A horrific childhood incident has caused every decision in her life to revolve around bringing a monster to justice. With years spent studying The Fellowship, an organized crime brotherhood of liars, thieves, and killers, Bleu will rely on her skills as a special agent to cut Thane Breckenridge off at the knees. But walking hand in hand with retribution means risking collateral damage, in the form of Breckenridge’s son Sinclair—until Sin becomes so much more than Bleu bargained for.

She’s always known this undertaking would place her life in danger—she never imagined her heart would be as well.

This is the first book in the contemporary romance/suspense Sin Trilogy.

Reading OrderA Necessary Sin | The Next SinOne Last Sin

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wild and free coverWild and Free (#3, The Three series) by Kristen Ashley (Available Now)
★ VBB PNR Recommendation ★

Abel Jin and Delilah Johnson have lived their lives with a hole in their soul, yearning for something they don’t understand.

Until one night Delilah is in mortal danger and a man who’s otherworldly strong and supernaturally fast saves her. Delilah is then cast into a world where fiction comes to life in the form of Abel, her destined mate, a vampire/werewolf hybrid who claims her at first breath as his.

But Abel knows the danger isn’t done. He’s dreamed for centuries that his mate will perish and he will stop at nothing to keep her safe.

For Delilah, she’s not only coping with fantasy come to life, but a mingling of very different families. Not to mention, she has on her hands a man who doesn’t understand his true nature and has lived his long life thinking he’s a monster.

Abel and Delilah together fills the hole that has been clawing at them for decades. But finally finding each other, it also tips their destinies as the last of The Three. They must unite with the other destined lovers, who with Abel and Delilah, are fated to save the world.

This is the third book in the paranormal romance, The Three series, which should be read in order.

Reading Order: Until The Sun Falls From The Sky 99¢ | With Everything I Am 99¢ Wild and Free

Read my 5-star review.

Paxton's Promise coverPaxton’s Promise (#3, Gloves Off) by L.P. Dover (Available Now) – 99¢

Danger lurks around every corner in this STEAMY, romantic suspense novel by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. DOVER.

She hates him, yet she can’t get him out of her mind.

Female Bantamweight fighter, Gabriella Reynolds, has a bad habit of falling for forbidden fighters. Enter Paxton Emerson. He’s tall, tattooed, and the current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. Everyone wants a piece of him, and he only has eyes for her. Through no choice of her own, she’s fallen in his debt and he’s now demanding payment. Too bad it doesn’t involve currency. Gabby’s decision to fulfill her promise to him ultimately brings out her true feelings, but also spurs the unwanted attention of another.

Rage’s fixation on his newest obsession reaches dangerous levels. Unfortunately, Paxton Emerson has become a roadblock to his end goal and needs to be removed from the equation–by any means necessary.

Gabby will do anything to save Pax, but what happens when she’s the one who needs saving?

This is the conclusion to Paxton’s story in the Gloves Off series.

Reading OrderA Fighter’s Desire – Part 1 99¢ | A Fighter’s Desire – Part 2 99¢ | Tyler’s Undoing | Ryley’s Revenge  | Paxton’s Promise 99¢ | Camden’s Redemption

riding it out coverRiding It Out by Jennifer Foor (Available Now)

Part One: The Storm

One woman
One man
An empty bed and breakfast
A summer storm
One night they’ll never forget – so they thought…

When my aunt passed away and left me her dilapidated bed and breakfast it was all so surreal. I hadn’t been back to that beach in many years, and the idea of revisiting left me sad and vulnerable.
I never planned on having guests. In fact, I just wanted to close up the place and sell it, so that I could move on with my life.
Then the storm happened.
Taken by surprise, I planned on waiting for it to pass. The house creaked and the power went out. That’s when someone knocked on the door.
He was a stranger, dripping wet, cold, and looking for shelter. I couldn’t turn him away…
What happened next between us opened new doors, changing everything I thought I wanted for myself.
The only question is if I can trust him, or will his past destroy it all?


Part 2: The Hurricane

I’m a man with secrets, buried deep where I think no one will ever discover. I’ve run far enough away and started over. My new life is ideal, almost perfect.

Then something happens and all bets are off. There are some actions that are unforgivable. My past could cost me the one thing that I value the most in this world. My new life.

This book contains both Part 1 and Part 2 and can be now read as a standalone.

after we fell coverAfter We Fell (#3, After) by Anna Todd (Dec 30)

Tessa and Hardin’s love was complicated before. Now it’s more confusing than ever. AFTER WE FELL…Life will never be the same. #HESSA

Just as Tessa makes the biggest decision of her life, everything changes. Revelations about first her family, and then Hardin’s, throw everything they knew before in doubt and makes their hard-won future together more difficult to claim.

Tessa’s life begins to come unglued. Nothing is what she thought it was. Not her friends. Not her family. The one person she should be able to rely on, Hardin, is furious when he discovers the massive secret she’s been keeping. And rather than being understanding, he turns to sabotage.

Tessa knows Hardin loves her and will do anything to protect her, but there’s a difference between loving someone and being able to have them in your life. This cycle of jealousy, unpredictable anger, and forgiveness is exhausting. She’s never felt so intensely for anyone, so exhilarated by someone’s kiss—but is the irrepressible heat between her and Hardin worth all the drama? Love used to be enough to hold them together. But if Tessa follows her heart now, will it be…the end?

This is book 3 of the After series—now newly revised and expanded—which should be read in order.

Reading OrderAfter (Review) | After We Collided | After We Fell | After Ever Happy


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