Tuesday 11 December 2018


Just a Little Camera Shy
Scripted for Love #2
By MK Meredith
Releasing 11th December, 2018

In Just a Little Camera Shy (Scripted for Love #2) by MK Meredith, Addi Dekker is a desperate woman. If she doesn't come up with enough money to pay taxes on her property, she'll lose the home she inherited from her great-aunt. So, when Roque Gallagher comes to her with the idea of renting her house to film a movie, she jumps at the chance after a moment of hesitance. However, she wants more out of the deal such as a job. But working alongside Roque might just prove harder than she thought, especially when she's keeping things from him and when he discovers the truth, will he be able to forgive or will they lose their shot at happy ever after?

Having really enjoyed the first book of this series, I couldn't wait to read what sort of adventure Ms. Meredith would take me on this book and I've got to say that this story does not disappoint. Really, right from the beginning, I was intrigued by this story, as the hero is charming and determined to get what he wants. Will the hero use any means necessary to win the heroine over? However, it was the moment they meet where this story really takes off, as the heroine doesn't make things easy for the hero. She's determined to get what she wants too and I liked how she used any means necessary to get what she wants. 

As for the dialogue, it was intense and absolutely riveting due to the main characters back stories and everything this couple go through on their journey to happy ever after such as what the heroine is keeping from the hero that could ruin their growing relationship if the hero learnt the truth and whether the hero would be able to find a way to make his movie considering all the troubles he has. Moreover, I loved the main characters who are relatable, likeable and kept me entertained from start to finish, as the hero does his best to resist the heroine, but finds it impossible to resist her. 

With the heroine, she's resilient, courageous and I liked how she fights for her independence because her family are a little smothering and feels she needs to be protected when she doesn't. Really, she can handle things fine on her own when she puts her mind to it. I also liked the decisions she made throughout this story, even if the thing she's holding back from Roque could cause a rift in their relationship. Yet, what I liked most about the heroine was her sassiness and her enjoyment of teasing Roque. While the hero, he's driven, which is proven by his ambition to produce a film without help from his family because he wants his own success and not to ride the wave of his family's success. I also liked the hero's resilience; his honest nature; and that he took a chance on the heroine, even though his relationships haven't been all that good in the past because work is the most important thing to him. 

Overall, Ms. Meredith has delivered an absolutely charming and superb read in this book where the chemistry between this couple was off-the-charts; the romance was tangible and full of exquisite heat and passion; and the ending had me liking the hero's determination to win back the heroine, especially after how their relationship goes awry. Did the hero judge the heroine too harshly? Did the heroine handle everything wrong when it came to what she was holding back? However, it was the epilogue that wrapped this story up nicely, as the hero and heroine are so happy together. I would recommend Just a Little Camera Shy by MK Meredith, if you enjoy workplace romances, boss-employee romances or books by authors Marina Adair, Catherine Bybee, Jill Sanders and Melissa Foster. 

On the verge of losing the Malibu home she inherited from her great-aunt, Addi Dekker is failing hard to show her family she can make it as a writer. If she doesn’t want to give up her dream and go back to the soul-sucking job she happily left behind, Addi has to swallow her dislike of Hollywood and rent her bungalow out to the sexy-as-hell film producer who stole from her. 

But, she has a plan (shhhh!) she'll stay out of the camera's eye and keep living there, too. It was time for Tinseltown to pay up.

Roque Gallagher is pouring his heart and savings into his first independent film to make the industry acknowledge him for his talent and not just his family name. Addi’s home is perfect for the shoot, but she’s far too tempting. He’s never been able to handle work and a relationship, and this is the film of a lifetime. Between a shrinking budget and his director quitting, the last thing he needs is a sexy-as-sin tease like Addi. And he has a feeling there's something she's hiding...

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Monday 10 December 2018


Reckless Deceptions
Dallas After Dark #3

By Karen Rock
Releasing December 18th 2018
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense

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Erica Keeley has always been willing to break the rules to catch a criminal, until her unorthodox tactics get her booted from the CIA and betrayed by the man she trusted. Now, gone rogue to stop a terrorist group, she’s working undercover at Dallas’s top male strip and burlesque club, dancing alongside sexy, sculpted men. Not that any of her co-workers give her the adrenaline rush she got from her former life. Erica hits the jackpot when she overhears her targets discussing a homegrown terrorist plot. But her last shot at redemption means getting up close and personal with her traitorous ex.
 Control is what CIA officer Ryan Arnell values above all things. Yet he was irresistibly drawn to Erica’s impulsive, uninhibited nature in the field—and in bed—until her bull-headed tactics risked the agency’s mission. Teaming up to stop a deadly attack, he’s falling again for this spontaneous, high-octane woman. And with Erica’s ties to the terrorists proving closer than either of them expected, the riskiest mission of all might be this second chance at love . . .

“A highly entertaining and cohesive suspense novel with an emotionally satisfying romance that will keep readers glued to the page.” —RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars on Dangerous Moves

In Reckless Deceptions (Dallas After Dark #3) by Karen Rock, Erika Keeley and Ryan Arnell were once lovers until she felt he betrayed her when a CIA mission they were on together went wrong and he didn't stand up for her. Now though, Erika is determined to track down those responsible and is forced to work alongside Ryan. However, the more time they spend together tracking down leads and trying to prevent the bad guys from carrying out their plans, the more Erika finds herself falling for Ryan all over again. Will he end up breaking her heart or will they get their second chance at happy ever after?

What an explosive, exciting, compelling, fast-paced read Ms. Rock has delivered in this third book of her Dallas After Dark series, which I believe is the best book of the series yet. Really, right from the beginning, I was fully hooked, as the hero is a man all about control and who does his best to always follow the rules and being around Erika again threatens that control. She's his complete opposite; a woman that goes with her gut and acts reckless at times and I liked how she challenged him to break the rules, especially when they're hunting someone so dangerous.

As for the dialogue, it was intense and absolutely engaging due to the main characters back stories and the danger these two face because the bad guys are relentless and determined in their plans. Moreover, both the main characters were relatable, likeable and I loved their back stories and their growing relationship. With the heroine, she's resilient; courageous; relentless in her pursuit of the bad guys, especially with what happened in the past; and I loved how she challenged the hero and managed to get past his walls. While the hero, I felt sorry for him when it comes to his relationship with his family, as it feels like he's the odd one out. Then again, with a father like his who needs enemies? Yet, in saying that, I liked his strength, how driven he is when it comes to his job and I liked how well he works with the heroine, even though she pushes him to his limits with her desire to act first and worry about the consequences later. Will the heroine end up getting them both hurt because of her recklessness?

Overall, Ms. Rock has delivered a superb read in this book, which encompasses a wonderful dose of suspense and romance; and where the chemistry between the hero and heroine was powerful; the romance was fan-your-face hot; and the ending had me worried for the main characters, but had me loving how things work out for the best for Ryan and Erika, especially since he needs her in his life. Someone that gets him and he can open up to completely. I would recommend Reckless Deceptions by Karen Rock, if you enjoy romantic suspense, second chance romances or books by authors Kari Lemor, Desiree Holt, Marnee Blake and Kris Rafferty. 

Award-winning author Karen Rock is both sweet & spicy—at least when it comes to her writing! The author of YA and adult contemporary books writes spicy suspense and small-town romances. A big believer in Happily-Ever-After, Karen loves creating unforgettable stories that leave her readers smiling. Karen is an avid reader and baker who loves having the Adirondack Park as her backyard, where she lives with her husband and daughter who make her life complete.

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