Release Blitz + Giveaway: The Law of Moses by Amy Harmon

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The Law Of Moses

By Amy Harmon

Release Date: November 27, 2014

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Synopsis

If I tell you right up front, right in the beginning that I lost him, it will be easier for you to bear. You will know its coming, and it will hurt. But youll be able to prepare.

Someone found him in a laundry basket at the Quick Wash, wrapped in a towel, a few hours old and close to death. They called him Baby Moses when they shared his story on the ten o’clock news – the little baby left in a basket at a dingy Laundromat, born to a crack addict and expected to have all sorts of problems. I imagined the crack baby, Moses, having a giant crack that ran down his body, like he’d been broken at birth. I knew that wasn’t what the term meant, but the image stuck in my mind. Maybe the fact that he was broken drew me to him from the start.

It all happened before I was born, and by the time I met Moses and my mom told me all about him, the story was old news and nobody wanted anything to do with him. People love babies, even sick babies. Even crack babies. But babies grow up to be kids, and kids grow up to be teenagers. Nobody wants a messed up teenager.

And Moses was messed up. Moses was a law unto himself. But he was also strange and exotic and beautiful. To be with him would change my life in ways I could never have imagined. Maybe I should have stayed away. Maybe I should have listened. My mother warned me. Even Moses warned me. But I didn’t stay away.

And so begins a story of pain and promise, of heartache and healing, of life and death. A story of before and after, of new beginnings and never-endings. But most of all…a love story.

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“You still talk to your horses.”

I jerked and Sackett shifted, not liking the spike of energy that shot through me or the fact that my fingers had yanked at his mane.

Moses stood silhouetted in the barn door, holding what looked to be a large canvas in his hand.

I hadn’t realized I was still talking to Sackett, and I did a quick examination of what I’d just said. I believe I had just uttered an embarrassing rant on people named Moses not being allowed in Georgia. “Oh, Lord,” I prayed silently but fervently, “you can make the blind man see and the deaf man hear so it shouldn’t be too much to ask to make this man forget everything he’s just seen and heard.”

“What does Sackett think about those new, stricter laws in Georgia?”

I looked up at the rafters, “Hey, thanks for comin’ through for me, Lord.”

I loosened the cinch that secured the saddle around Sackett’s middle and pulled the saddle from his back, hoisting it onto the saddle horse and removing the blanket beneath without looking at Moses. I was kind of surprised that he remembered Sackett’s name.

Moses took a few steps inside the barn and I could see a small smile playing around his lips. I gave Sackett a firm pat on his rump signaling I was done, and he trotted off, clearly eager to go.

“You’re back.” I said, refusing to embarrass myself further by getting angry.

“I took Tag home. He had big plans to train for his next fight old school, like Rocky, but discovered that it’s a little more appealing in the movies. Plus, I don’t do a very good Apollo Creed.”

“Tag’s a fighter?”

“Yeah. Mixed martial arts stuff. He’s pretty good.”

“Huh.” I didn’t know what else to say. I didn’t know anything about the sport. “Didn’t Apollo Creed die in one of the movies?”

“Yeah. The black guy always dies at the hands of the white man.”

I rolled my eyes, and he grinned, making me grin with him before I remembered that I was embarrassed and ticked off that he had kissed me and left town. It felt a little too much like the past. The grin slipped from my face and I turned away, busying myself shaking out the saddle blankets.

“So why did you come back?” I kept my eyes averted. He was quiet for a minute, and I bit my lips so I wouldn’t start to babble into the awkward silence.

“The house needs more work,” he replied at last. “And I’m thinking of changing my name.”

My head shot up, and I met his smirk with confusion.

“Huh?”

“I heard there was this new law in Georgia. Nobody named Moses can even visit. So I’m thinking a name change is in order.”

I just shook my head and laughed, both and embarrassed and pleased at his underlying meaning. “Shut up, Apollo,” I said, and it was his turn to laugh.

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Author Bio:

Amy HarmonAmy Harmon is a USA Today and New York Times Bestselling author. Amy knew at an early age that writing was something she wanted to do, and she divided her time between writing songs and stories as she grew. Having grown up in the middle of wheat fields without a television, with only her books and her siblings to entertain her, she developed a strong sense of what made a good story. Her books are now being published in several countries, truly a dream come true for a little country girl from Levan, Utah.

Amy Harmon has written five novels – the USA Today Bestsellers, Making Faces and Running Barefoot, as well as Slow Dance in Purgatory, Prom Night in Purgatory, and the New York Times Bestseller, A Different Blue.

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ARC Review: Ryley’s Revenge by L. P. Dover – Gloves Off Series- Book 4

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 Ryley’s Revenge
Gloves Off Series- Book 4
Release Date: December 1, 2014
By L. P. Dover
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Synopsis

UFC Middleweight fighter, Ryley Jameson, swore it would never happen again. He was done with his ex, and over the pain she’d inflicted when she left him. At least, that’s what he tells people. Maybe if he says it enough, he’ll begin to believe it himself.

 

Regretting her decision to let Ryley go, Ashleigh Warren comes back into town and confronts him. Holding only one secret back, she puts the rest on the line and asks for a second chance. Too bad he’s not going to let her off easy.

 

Camden Jameson loves his twin brother, but his jealousy runs deep. They may be identical in looks, but that’s where the similarities end. When Ashleigh comes back into Ryley’s life, Camden has the perfect opportunity for revenge. Two birds, one stone.

A journey to the Dark Side affects them all, but only one feels the true sting of revenge.

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5 star
Michel’s Review
Ryley’s Revenge was a complete unexpected surprise.  We met Ryley Jameson and Ashleigh Warren in A Fighter’s Desire Part 1.  This couple captured our attention along with Ryley’s twin brother Camden.  When all was said and done, no one really got their happily ever after.  Ashley had left Ryley and went back to her college sweetheart , Collin.  After a pregnancy scare that could have been Ryley’s child, Ashleigh realizes she has made a mistake leaving Ryley for Collin.  Now she is back and ready to fight for Ryley’s love.
 
Ryley was heartbroken when Ashleigh left him for Collin.  He was also hurt by his twin brother’s actions and reactions to his relationship with Ashleigh.  Ryley has been betrayed by the two people he loves the most.  When Ashleigh comes back from Aspen wanting to rekindle their relationship, he’s still angry over her betrayal.  He almost lets her go a second time but realizes that love is more important than pride.  He mans up, swallows his pride, and sets his focus on restoring his relationship with Ashleigh.
 
His twin brother Camden is harboring an unhealthy dose of jealousy.  He and Ryley are scheduled to fight one another for the championship title.  Camden wants to destroy Ryley in and outside of the ring.  He will stop at nothing to destroy his brother.
 
Camden has joined “the dark side”.  He is fighting in the illegal underground fighting arena where anything goes, including death. He has enlisted Collin to help him destroy Ryley and Ashleigh for good.  He is determined to destroy Ryley’s fighting career as well as his future happiness. His actions force Ryley to join the “dark side” to defend his honor, fight for his relationship with Ashleigh, and seek revenge against those that have tried to hurt them.  Ryley will have to choose between love and blood.  Ryley has more on the line than losing his brother, he could lose the Ashleigh and his future family.
 
Ryley’s Revenge was much more than a romance that revolves around the MMA fighting world.  It is about making choices that will define the kind of person you are at the end of the day.  It’s about learning to love despite all of the opposition standing in the way.  It is about sacrificing oneself for the one you love with all your heart.  It shows the importance of family and friendship in life.
 
I cannot wait for the next book in the series.  We got a taste of what’s to come with Paxton and Gabriella.  I am also hoping somewhere along the way Camden is going to be redeemed.
 
I highly recommend the Gloves Off Series by L. P. Dover.
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The Gloves Off Series
A Fighter’s Desire Part 1
A Fighter’s Desire Part 2
Tyler’s Undoing
Ryley’s Revenge
Paxton’s Promise
Coming December 29, 2014
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Author Bio:

lpdoverUSA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can’t forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.

Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written over nine novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.

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Review: The King by Tiffany Reisz – The Original Sinners Series- Book 6

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The King

The Original Sinners Series – Book 6

By Tiffany Reisz

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Synopsis

Cunning. Sex. Pure nerve. Only this potent threesome can raise him

to his rightful place as ruler of Manhattan’s kink kingdom.

Bouncing from bed to bed on the Upper East Side—handsomely paid in both bills and blackmail fodder—Kingsley Edge is brilliant, beautiful and utterly debauched. No carnal act or chemical compound can relieve his self-destructive apathy—only Søren, the one person he loves without limit or regret. A man he can never have, but in whose hands Kingsley is reborn to attain even greater heights of sin. He plans to open the ultimate BDSM club­: a dungeon playground for New York’s A-list that’ll change the scene forever.

The club becomes Kingsley’s obsession—and he’s enlisted some tough-as-nails help. His new assistant Sam is smart, secretive and totally immune to seduction (by men, at least). She and Kingsley make a wicked team. Still, their combined—and considerable—expertise in domination can’t subdue the man who would kill their dream. The enigmatic Reverend Fuller won’t rest until King’s dream is destroyed. It’s one man’s sacred mission against another’s….

“Reisz’s Original Sinners series just keeps getting better!” —RT Book Reviews

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4 star

Robin’s Review

Tiffany Reisz has established a name for herself in the erotica genre. Reisz quickly captures the interest of readers in the first pages of The Siren, a compelling tale about erotica writer Nora Sutherlin. In each novel that follows, Reisz continues to weave an entertaining story about larger-than-life characters, practically guaranteeing that readers will continue to be eager for more. The King is the second novel of the White Years portion of The Original Sinners series. And now, after five novels full of clever dialogue, we are finally able to learn more about the illustrious Kingsley Edge.

The King is set in England, where Kingsley pays an unexpected visit to Zach and Grace Easton to meet Soren’s son, Fionn. The novel is told from Kingsley’s point of view, as he recounts a portion of his life story to Grace. King is very specific about what he shares with the mother of Soren’s son. He reminisces about his relationship with Soren while he was in school. We learn more about what came after high school, including the years Kingsley spent in the French Foreign Legion, but the bulk of the novel details how Kingsley came up with his idea for his kingdom, the Eighth Circle, a BDSM playground, and how his dream came to fruition.

We meet several new characters in The King, but Sam undeniably is my favorite. King shares an unusual relationship with Sam, and I found what they have between them is intriguing. She passes his scrutiny and strict standards, so Kingsley hires her as his assistant. He values Sam’s friendship and respects her past. With her help, King hires several employees and scouts for a location for the Eighth Circle. I loved meeting Sam, and I sincerely hope that we see more of her in the last two novels planned for this series!

Mistress Felicia. Mistress Irina. Lachlan. Blaise. One of the best parts of The King was meeting and learning the story behind each of these characters. We also have the villains of this story, Reverend Fuller and his wife, Lucy. Kingsley and Reverend Fuller are each fighting for a cause, and both are determined to win. Just like in the previous novels of The Original Sinners series, you should expect some mystery thrown into the mix to keep you guessing what will happen next.

There were parts of The King that I found delightful, but there were also moments of the story which, for me, fell flat. I had a difficult time embracing the storyline about televangelist Reverend Fuller and his church. However, I found the dialogue between Soren and Kingsley to be fascinating! Most notably, I loved the conversations about their shared past, continuing love for each other and what they had to say about Soren’s Virgin Queen, teenager Eleanor Schreiber. The brief glimpse we get of Eleanor is fantastic – one of the best parts of the book! In fact, I found it incredibly interesting to get their perspective of Eleanor and who she will become. There were moments spent with Kingsley Edge that were touching, and I thought the ending of The King was just perfect! Overall, I feel The King is a solid 4-star novel.

Author Bio: 

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Tiffany Reisz lives in Portland, Oregon with her boyfriend (a reformed book reviewer) and two cats (one good, one evil). She graduated with a B.A. in English from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky and is making both her parents and her professors proud by writing BDSM erotica under her real name.

When not under arrest, Tiffany enjoys Latin Dance, Latin Men, and Latin Verbs. She dropped out of a conservative southern seminary in order to pursue her dream of becoming a smut peddler. Johnny Depp’s aunt was her fourth grade teacher. Her first full-length novel THE SIREN was inspired by a desire to tie up actor Jason Isaacs (on paper). She hopes someday life will imitate art (in bed).

THE SIREN was awarded the RT Reviewer’s Choice Award for Best Erotic Romance 2012.

If she couldn’t write, she would die.

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Holiday Review: Unwrapped by Maisey Yates- A Silver Creek Novel

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Unwrapped

A Silver Creek Holiday Romance

By Maisey Yates

Synopsis

In USA Today bestselling author Maisey Yates’s latest Silver Creek Romance, a naughty Christmas wish turns into something so much more…

Kindergarten teacher Sarah Larsen has spent her whole life being the good girl. But now, she’s ready to do something bad. So wearing the shortest, tightest black dress she owns, she marches over to the nearest bar to fulfill her Christmas fantasy: a wild night with a total stranger.

Walker Callahan moved to Silver Creek to start fresh. He doesn’t want to bring his baggage into a relationship, so an evening of fun with the sexiest welcoming committee ever is just what he needs.
They were both in it for one night with no strings attached.. But when Sarah discovers that Walker is the father of her new student, things turn deliciously complicated. Can the cold winter nights thaw two frozen hearts?

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Tracey’s Review

Raised by her grandmother to believe that passion is a bad thing, and that men bring nothing but trouble, Sarah Larsen has led a sheltered life. Sarah’s determination to step outside of her box and experience life has led her to a bar and a shot of whiskey that she really doesn’t want. Enter one tall, dark, mysterious, and, oh, so handsome man. Walker Callahan has been living a loss-filled life for the past two years, but is in Silver Creek for a fresh start. And, boy, is he in the right place at the right time, because he’s about to get that in spades.

I love Maisey Yates, just love every single word that she writes. Every. Single. Word. She crafts dialogue that grabs me and puts me right down into the story, words that illustrate, define, and elicit responses. Her characters are real, people that have quirks and flaws and wicked senses of humor. They haven’t lived charmed lives, but they’re making the best of things, and changing each other along the way.

I started reading UNWRAPPED, expecting a sweet Christmas novella about the folks from Silver Creek, and I did get that. But I also got a whole lot of humor (really, I was laughing out loud, because these folks are funny, whether talking to each other, or inside their own heads), super-hot and steamy scenes, and love, so much love. Sarah and Walker are the perfect foils for each other, and the sparks between them turn very quickly into a full-on inferno. But their relationship is not just the physical one that each swears that they’re looking for, and it becomes apparent to them and the reader very early on. This little story was the perfect addition to my pile of holiday reads, and, as with any of Maisey’s books, has been added to my list of favorites.

Author Bio:
maisey yatesUSA Today Bestselling romance writer with a penchant for coffee, sugared cereal, and alpha males. Three children, one husband, and too many dresses for my closet.

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Review: Maybe Not by Colleen Hoover- A Novella

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Maybe Not

A Novella- Featuring Characters from Maybe Someday

By Colleen Hoover

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Synopsis

Colleen Hoover, the New York Times bestselling author of Maybe Someday, brilliantly brings to life the story of the wonderfully hilarious and charismatic Warren in a new novella, Maybe Not.

When Warren has the opportunity to live with a female roommate, he instantly agrees. It could be an exciting change.

Or maybe not.

Especially when that roommate is the cold and seemingly calculating Bridgette. Tensions run high and tempers flare as the two can hardly stand to be in the same room together. But Warren has a theory about Bridgette: anyone who can hate with that much passion should also have the capability to love with that much passion. And he wants to be the one to test this theory.

Will Bridgette find it in herself to warm her heart to Warren and finally learn to love?

Maybe.

Maybe not.

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5 star

Robin’s Review

Colleen Hoover is right at the top of the list of my favorite authors. And out of every story written by Colleen, Maybe Someday is my absolute favorite.  I anxiously wait for each story she is writing because I have complete faith in her creativity and writing ability.  One week ago, like so many other of her loyal readers, I was astounded to learn that Colleen was publishing a surprise novella about her secondary characters from Maybe Someday, Warren and Bridgette!

Readers like myself, who fell in love with Maybe Someday, can now comprehend what is behind all of the anger, hostility and combustible emotions at war between Warren Russell and Bridgette Cox.  Written from Warren’s point of view, this surprise novella is titled Maybe Not.  Ridge, Sydney and Maggie all play a part in this story, but this time they slip into the role of secondary characters.  Although this story is primarily about Warren and Bridgette, I found it interesting to experience Warren’s personal feelings and inner dialogue while he considered what was going on between Ridge, Maggie and Sydney.  I felt this was a positive addition to the reading experience for Maybe Someday.

Because I enjoyed the humor of Maybe Someday, I was delighted to see it return in this novella!  Warren, Ridge, Bridgette and Sydney continue to pull pranks on each other and some of them are quite brilliant!  There were a couple of places in the dialogue where I could sense Colleen’s personality come through in her writing, and I just loved it!

Warren and Bridgette were so funny together!  They were mean to each other, then they were sweet to each other.  I thought Bridgette’s personality was plausible for someone who had previously lacked love in her life.  Her character growth seemed natural as she progressed from being angry, hard and controlling to a more trusting and loving individual.  Warren was incredibly entertaining as he struggled to interpret Bridgette’s words and actions!  I loved that their anger and meanness towards each other served as foreplay!

Altogether, I have nothing but words of praise for this novella!  Warren and Bridgette’s story was lighthearted, funny and sexy! Colleen Hoover has earned a solid 5-star rating for Maybe Not!

About Colleen Hoover

Author Bio:

image005Colleen Hoover’s love for writing began in 1985 when she was five years old. Her first story was titled “Mystery Bob” and was a huge hit with her mother, who was really good at faking interest.
Colleen continued to write short stories for friends and family until December of 2011, when she decided to write a long story she titled, “Slammed.” She self-published SLAMMED to Amazon in January, 2012 and it hit the NYT’s bestsellers list in May, 2012. She has since signed with Atria Books, a division of Simon & Schuster, and now has six NYT’s bestsellers. Colleen prefers to be called a writer, as the term “author” still terrifies her and makes this feel like a job with expectations. She doesn’t work well under pressure and hopes writing will always remain fun and exciting.
Colleen’s newest novel, UGLY LOVE, releases August 5th, 2014. She is currently working on a new novel, CONFESS, which she is writing as fast as she can before she wakes up from this crazy dream.

You can follow Colleen on Instagram and Twitter @colleenhoover. You can also find her on her blog at http://www.colleenhoover.com where she holds a daily book-a-day giveaway, or on her very active Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/authorcolleenhoover where she loves to give away more free stuff when her husband isn’t looking.

Colleen also wants the world to know that writing short biographies in third person is incredibly awkward.

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Review: Last Chance Family by Hope Ramsay- Last Chance Series- Book 8

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Last Chance Family

Last Chance Series- Book 8

By Hope Ramsay

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Synopsis

Mike Taggart has always been willing to take a gamble. But these stakes are just way too high – there’s no way he’s prepared to become a legal guardian to his five-year-old niece. His only option is to head from Las Vegas to Last Chance to sort things out as quickly as possible. Problem is, he arrives to find an inconsolable little girl, her sick cat, and a gorgeous veterinarian he can’t get out of his mind.

Charlene Polk has two talents: healing sick critters and falling in love with the wrong men. Mike has trouble written all over him, but she can’t leave him in the lurch. And the more time she spends with the sexy high roller, the more she sees that this ready-made family is the best stroke of luck they’ve ever had . . .

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4 star

Tina’s Review

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Professional Poker player Mike Taggert’s half-sister, Angie, was gunned down in Chicago, witnessed by her five-year old daughter, Rainbow. Now, Mike’s flown in from Vegas to collect Rainbow and her sickly cat. His hope is provide a better opportunity for Rainbow by handing her off to his half-brother, Reverend Timothy Lake, in rural South Carolina. But Timothy never even knew he had half-siblings and a niece.
Charlene Polk is the veterinary assistant at Creature Comforts Animal Hospital, working for Dr. David Underhill. She first encounters this handsome man, an unkempt child and the sickly cat a few minutes before the office was to close. One look at the child’s face convinced her to take a few minutes to see to the sneezy beast. Later that night, she discovers that he’s subleasing her neighbor’s apartment.

Charlene comes from a old-fashion, well to-do family with strict ideals and morals. Whether she realizes it or not, her parents have rubbed off on her to a degree, being that she was awful quick to judge someone without knowing them even after she’s been subjected to exactly the same sort of scrutiny as a young adult. Mike grew up in poverty with an alcoholic mother. Now, as a professional poker player, his whole world revolves masking his emotions and not giving any tells. This leads people to see him as unfeeling and they are suspicious of it – at first. Never had there been two more seemingly opposite people. The nosy busybodies are perfectly depicted. The interaction and dialogue between characters felt natural and believable. While the flow of writing is very smooth, the plot feels a little flat and tired. It sort of dragged for me. Now, this could be because this is the eighth book to the series and I have not read any of the previous books. There are a wide variety of supporting characters that I can only imagine have already been highlighted and/or showcased before this story, some enjoyable and others not. I wanted to reach through my e-reader and destroy Charlene’s parents. The conflict was the plot, for the most part. There were numerous points of predictability, but not in such a manner where it would be off-putting. The conclusion was solid. This story was sweet and warm; stolen kisses and caresses, the sex remained behind closed doors and was mostly implied.

*My brain keeps mulling over the cover… it has four kittens in a basket. In the book, the basket only contained three kittens. If the fourth kitten is to represent Tigger, it should have been a larger cat. It’s a minor details issue I have, on the publisher’s side, and does not reflect on the rating itself. It’s a discrepancy.

Author Bio

Hope Ramsay was born in New York and grew up on the North Shore of Long Island, but every summer Momma would pack her off under the care of Aunt Annie to go visiting with relatives in the midlands of South Carolina. Her extended family includes its share of colorful aunts and uncles, as well as cousins by the dozens, who provide the fodder for the characters you’ll find in Last Chance, South Carolina. Hope earned a BA in Political Science from the University of Buffalo, and has had various jobs working as a Congressional aide, a lobbyist, a public relations consultant, and a meeting planner. She’s a two-time finalist in the Golden Heart, and is married to a good ol’ Georgia boy who resembles every single one of her heroes. She has two grown children and a couple of demanding lap cats. She lives in Fairfax, Virginia where you can often find her on the back deck, picking on her thirty-five-year-old Martin guitar.

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Review: Diamonds and Dust by Jessie Evans- Lonesome Point, Texas Series- Book 3

 

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Diamonds and Dust

Lonesome Point, Texas Series- Book 3

By Jessie Evans

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Synopsis

A sexy second chance romance from NYT and USA Today Bestselling author Jessie Evans

The home run neither of them expected…

Pike Sherman is a legend in Lonesome Point, a hometown boy who made it to the big leagues. Literally. Professional baseball acquired one hell of a pitching arm and its latest celebrity bad boy when the gifted Pike was drafted seven years ago. Pike’s broken heart came along for the ride, too, but he kept that private, and since leaving Lonesome Point has kept his distance from his hometown. But when Pike’s little sister, Mia, begs him to be the Dude of Honor at her wedding, he can’t refuse. He takes advantage of a break in the season and returns home to find himself thrown together with the one woman he never wanted to see again.

Tulsi Hearst is on the verge of losing her Equine Therapy business, and letting down all the kids she’s come to love. After a mix-up with the grant board, she needs to concentrate on finding more funding, not dealing with Pike Sherman, the boy she sacrificed so much for, and the one person she’s ever lied to. And what a lie it is… Pike would hate her if he found out. She knows she should stay far away from the brooding man her summer love has become, but Tulsi can’t resist a slow dance with the only boy who ever made her blood rush.

After just a few days back in Lonesome Point, Pike can’t imagine life without the girl he left behind, but when Tulsi’s secret is revealed, his heart is broken all over again. The only thing worse than losing Tulsi, is losing six years with the daughter he didn’t know he had.

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5 star

Tracey’s Review

With Pike Sherman back in town for his sister Mia’s wedding, it’s all Tulsi Hearst can do to keep it together. Not only was Pike Tulsi’s first and only love, she’s hiding one heck of a big secret that Pike absolutely cannot find out. She’ll just pretend like he didn’t break her heart seven years ago, smile for the wedding pictures, and then life can go back to normal. The best laid plans, and all that…

Pike is Lonesome Point’s golden boy, the one that made it big. When he left home, he was sure that he’d never be back. But life has a funny way of throwing us for a loop, and it takes all of a day or two to completely change Pike’s mind about things. Because in those couple of days, he sees Tulsi again, and realizes that it’s not as easy as he’d thought to leave the past behind.

Jessie Evans just keeps writing stories that I cannot help but fall absolutely in love with, and each one makes me say, ‘Oh, this is the best one yet!’ Her characters resonate because they are just so real, so like all of us. They’re not perfect, they make mistakes, they’re living normal lives as best they can. I think that one of my favorite things about reading DIAMONDS AND DUST, or any any book by Jessie, really, is that it feels like coming home. It is impossible to finish these books without a smile on my face, and to want to be part of a community like the one in Lonesome Point. Her heroes are always hot and sexy (and I think that Pike may well be my favorite so far!), which is really nice, but it’s their hearts that make them so special. These are men that are willing to admit when they’re wrong, to go after what they want, and to grab life by the horns and set things right. The women are written wonderfully as well; full of spunk and sass, these ladies don’t take any guff from anybody. Every one of them, from Tulsi, Mia, and Marisol, right down to Clementine and Mia’s Gram, are spitfires, and just make this a read that is immensely enjoyable.

If you’re a fan of books that bring old lovers together again, DIAMONDS AND DUST is a must-read, and is guaranteed to leave you wanting to read more by Jessie.

About Jessie Evans

7302050New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Jessie Evans, gave up a career as an international woman of mystery to write the sexy, contemporary Southern romances she loves to read.

She’s married to the man of her dreams, and together they’re raising a few adorable, mischievous children in a cottage in the jungle. She grew up in rural Arkansas, spending summers running wild, being chewed by chiggers, and now appreciates her home in a chigger-free part of the world even more.

When she’s not writing, Jessie enjoys playing her dulcimer (badly), sewing the worlds ugliest quilts to give to her friends, going for bike rides with her house full of boys, and drifting in and out on the waves, feeling thankful for sun, surf, and lovely people to share them with.

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