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Review & #giveaway – Come Back by Candy J Starr @candyjstarr @xpressotours

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Come Back by Candy J. Starr
(Rock Savage, #1)
Publication date: July 2nd 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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Asher Savage, you’ve probably heard of him. He was in that boy band until they broke up then he went totally off the rails. He wouldn’t even be on my radar except my editor offered me the ultimate bribe, working with the rock star of my dreams, if I spend a month photographing Savage’s come back. I’ll take the job but it’ll be pure hell until I get my reward. Savage’s charms will never work on me.
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Women dream of me. Hell, they name their vibrators after me! I’d never met a woman who hadn’t fallen at my feet, until I got stuck with this hardass photographer. Alice Cain, she thinks she’s way too good for me, and God knows, she’s probably right. But I need her on side for my come back to be a success and I need her in my bed if I want to keep my ego intact. She will be mine.

review

This is an intoxicating story.  It’s a real treat to get lost within the pages of a story about a couple coming to terms with and acting upon their developing attraction to each other.

And yet this story leaves me a little bit torn.  This is very much an insta love story, and it really does work for the most part.  But I do wonder about how this strong, determined woman completely loses herself within such a short space of time. It niggled at me as I was reading the story.

Still, it was impossible not to get caught up in the intensity of the relationship.  And given the ending?  I can’t wait to see what book 2 brings.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this story.

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About the author

Candy J. Starr used to be a band manager until she realised that the band she managed was so lacking in charisma that they actually sucked the charisma out of any room they played. “Screw you,” she said, leaving them to wallow in obscurity – totally forgetting that they owed her big bucks for video equipment hire.

Candy J Starr has filmed and interviewed some big names in the rock business, and a lot of small ones. She’s seen the dirty secrets that go on back stage. She’s seen the ugly side of rock and the very pretty one. But, of course, everything she writes is fiction.

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Review & #giveaway – Groupie by C M Stunich @CMStunich @xpressotours

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Groupie by C.M. Stunich
(Rock-Hard Beautiful, #1)
Publication date: March 21st 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance

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“Can one of these five rockstars fill the hole in my heart? Or will I stay broken forever?”

Young, dumb, and broke.

That’s what started everything. With five dollars in her pocket, and everything she owns stuffed in the back of her car, Lilith Goode’s life is over. Done. Destroyed.

Ten words. One text. That’s what it took to change the whole world.

A crumpled concert ticket. A chance encounter. That’s what it takes to start all over again.

Five rockstars. One girl. Six dark hearts, six withered souls.
But can one broken person really put another back together again?

review

First things first – on Goodreads and Amazon, the synopsis for this book starts with the following:

“WARNING: This book has one girl and five bad boy rockstars. She owns them all–heart, body and soul.

Don’t read it unless you like to ugly cry…and also unless you like threesomes, foursomes…and moresomes.”

That was not on the book description that I saw initially, so it is fair to say that this was something of a surprise element for me.  But please don’t misunderstand me – although I don’t often read books in the menage genre, I’m glad that I didn’t miss out on this one.

This book is explicit. There is, as you might expect, a lot of sex, with creative and evocative language.  But it isn’t just about the sex.   There are 6 very different characters here, and the author seems to go to great pains to emphasise those differences at times.

I must admit Lilith’s constant crying is exhausting and, at points, downright irritating.  However, you cant help but feel sorry for the poor girl.  However, that does make the comparison with the confident girl who hooks up with these rock stars all the more stark.

That said, if you take out the sex, there is still a tender, if complex love story within the pages of this book.  The characters all have their redeeming qualities, even when they are being difficult.

Although not a usual genre, I look forward to seeing how this particular relationship tangle unfurls over the next couple of books.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book.

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About the author

C.M. Stunich is a self-admitted bibliophile with a love for exotic teas and a whole host of characters who live full time inside the strange, swirling vortex of her thoughts. Some folks might call this crazy, but Caitlin Morgan doesn’t mind – especially considering she has to write biographies in the third person. Oh, and half the host of characters in her head are searing hot bad boys with dirty mouths and skillful hands (among other things). If being crazy means hanging out with them everyday, C.M. has decided to have herself committed.

She hates tapioca pudding, loves to binge on cheesy horror movies, and is a slave to many cats. When she’s not vacuuming fur off of her couch, C.M. can be found with her nose buried in a book or her eyes glued to a computer screen. She’s the author of over thirty novels – romance, new adult, fantasy, and young adult included. Please, come and join her inside her crazy. There’s a heck of a lot to do there.

Oh, and Caitlin loves to chat (incessantly), so feel free to e-mail her, send her a Facebook message, or put up smoke signals. She’s already looking forward to it.

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Review & #giveaway – Dangerous Rock by Crystal Kaswell @CrystalKaswell @xpressotours

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Dangerous Rock by Crystal Kaswell
(Dangerous Noise #3)
Publication date: March 30th 2017
Genres: New Adult, Romance

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I’m married to a rock star.
And I don’t even know his last name.

Bella
There’s a tall, tattooed man in my bed.
Not any tall, tattooed man.
He’s a rock star.
A sex god.
And now he’s my husband.
Last night, I married Joel.
It’s ridiculous. I’m a good girl. I don’t get into trouble. I don’t look twice at bad boys.
I can’t stay married to a rock star.
But there’s something about Joel. Not just the way his green eyes light up when he smiles, or the way he makes me laugh, or the way he makes me shake with pleasure–
I’m not sure I can walk away.

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Bella Chase is a challenge.
With the tight bun and the cute cardigan, she’s as prim and proper as they come.
My only plan for the night is getting her under me, screaming my name.
Filling her with so much pleasure she begs me to stop.
I didn’t plan on marrying her.
But now that she’s my wife, I’m not about to let her go.

review

You know what? Even though this plot line might be kinda sorta familiar to you, i liked it.  Yes, it was somewhat frustrating.  Yes, if the characters had simply had an honest conversation with each other, this book would have been about 80 pages long.

And yet…

There is something about these characters which fashioned a connection to me as a reader, in a way which simply didn’t happen with the previous book which I read from this author.

I really enjoyed the tentative, gentle nature of the developing relationship between these two; the second guessing; the hidden hope.   The more explicit nature of their relationship actually detracted from this a little, but nevertheless, this was a decent story which had me hooked from the very beginning.

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy  of this book.

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About the author

Crystal Kaswell writes scorching hot new adult romance. When she isn’t writing, she is chain drinking tea, binge watching Law and Order, practicing yoga, or debating which fictional character would be the best in bed. She lives in Portland, OR with her husband.

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