Depths of Salvation by Molly E. Lee – Review

Depths of Salvation

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Sadie Jenkins’ most recent site of preservation is a sunken WWII cargo ship off the coast of the Bahamas. When a giant corporation threatens to blow it up to make way for an underwater gas pipeline, Sadie is forced to prove to the Head of Government the importance and value of her site. And when assistance comes from a bad-boy welder who works for the corporation, she ends up battling not only the people trying to demolish her site, but her heart as well—because its latched on to the one man who can save her ship or destroy it.

Connell Murphey is the best underwater welder this side of the Atlantic and thrives when the stakes are highest. When Slade Industries offers him a dangerous gig with a big pay off, he can’t wait to sign on. When a local marine preservationist gives Slade trouble—her site’s protection would cost him millions to go around it instead of through it—Slade offers Connell the deal of a lifetime: twelve million has his name on it if he gets close to Sadie and testifies to the Head of Government that her site isn’t worth saving. Should be easy money.

That is, until he meets Sadie. She’s a force to be reckoned with and the only woman who has ever been able to not only keep pace with him on a dive but completely surpass him on every level. She’s smart, sexy, and their chemistry is off the charts. The more he gets to know her, the harder he falls but he’s already in too deep with the deal he made with Slade.

When the time comes, will he be able to turn down the money and choose the girl of his dreams, or will too many lies kill his only chance at forever?

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Review

5 Stars

This is my favorite of the series so far, but to be honest I say that after each one and then change when I read them over again. It had action, romance, suspense, a strong female, and a stubborn man who tries to protect her at all costs.

My Thoughts

Sadie Jenkins is a marine preservationist trying to preserve a WWII era shipwreck site that is home to its own ecosystem of unique plant life and marine life. A major corporation wants to put their pipeline through the site and destroy everything she is trying to save. Enter Connell Murphey, a dive welder working for the corporation who is enlisted to help destroy her site.

These two have an immediate connection so strong you can feel it through the pages. Everything about this book comes down to the details and the story that is painted. Every part of this story kept me on the edge of my seat and I was completely immersed in this world diving along with them. I felt it all, the bends when she surfaced too fast, the rush and fear of chasing away the sharks, the intense connection with Connell, and the excitement every time they explored a new section of the ship. This book is one that you will read over and over again and pick up something new each time. It was one of my favorites of the year and I highly recommend diving in as soon as possible.

A review copy was provided by the author for an honest review.

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About the Author

Molly E. Lee is an author and editor best known for her debut novel EDGE OF CHAOS, and as a fourth year mentor at Pitch Wars – a program which connects promising writers to established authors in the community. Molly writes New Adult Contemporary and Young Adult Urban Fantasy featuring strong female heroines who are unafraid to challenge their male counterparts, yet still vulnerable enough to have love sneak up on them. In addition to being a military spouse and mother of two + one stubborn English Bulldog, Molly loves watching storms from her back porch at her Midwest home, and digging for treasures in antique stores.

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This Isn’t Over, Baby by K. Webster – Blog Tour

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This Isn’t Over, Baby

by K. Webster
War & Peace
Publication Date: August 30, 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Dark Romance

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They’d won the battle and I held up the white flag of defeat…
But the war wasn’t OVER.

I suffered the aching loss of what they had stolen from me.
OVER and OVER again, my heart broke.
The white Queen and the black King had taken OVER the game
and ruled for what seemed like eternity.

Until one day, eternity was finally OVER.

I was the dark knight who would rise again and conquer.
I was the man who would win OVER the most important piece on the board.

A slayer. A protector. A father.
A new king with the blackest of hearts.

And head OVER heels in love with…
The little princess who owned my twisted soul.

Sometimes the villains don’t just want their happy ending…
They demand it.

This isn’t OVER, baby.
This will never be OVER.

Warning:
This Isn’t Over, Baby is a dark romance. Strong sexual themes and violence which could trigger emotional distress are found in this story. This story is NOT for everyone.

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Review

5 Stars

This book was like a trainwreck… you shouldn’t be watching, but you can’t look away. I mean that in the best way though. It was so good I could not put it down, but so hard to read at times I cringed and laughed nervously. This is the type of book you read and make sure no one is around to read over your shoulder. It is so amazing that K. Webster can take a character I wanted to die a slow and painful death in the last book and make you fall for them. I highly recommend this book and this entire series. It may be hard to read, but it is so worth it in the end.

About K. Webster

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K Webster is the author of dozens romance books in many different genres including contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, and erotic romance. When not spending time with her husband of twelve years and two adorable children, she’s active on social media connecting with her readers.

Her other passions besides writing include reading and graphic design. K can always be found in front of her computer chasing her next idea and taking action. She looks forward to the day when she will see one of her titles on the big screen.

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Restored by Kate Canterbary – Review

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Can a reformed player ever truly play by someone else’s rules?

Sam Walsh has finally put an end to decades of self-destruction, turned over a healthy new leaf, and now he’s ready to call himself a married man. But love and marriage are only the beginning, and life is about to get much more complicated.

Will tying the knot tie down a free spirit?

Tiel Desai never imagined herself getting married again, and before she can blink, she’s swept up into the Walsh wedding whirlwind. If that chaos isn’t enough, she’s also busy winning over her future in-laws, grappling with a bumpy adjustment to her new job, and staying afloat when a string of disappointments hit.

They’re building a future, but can they ever fully demolish the past?

Sam and Tiel beat back their demons and learned to love each other, but love might not be enough to solve every problem that crawls their way.

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Review

5 Stars

I fell in love with Sam and Tiel all over again in this book. This book felt organic like you were checking in with old friends instead of reading a sequel just for a sequel’s sake. Restored had it all, ups and downs, serious steamy moments, laugh out loud antics, incredible banter and a whole lot of love. It will make you break out the tissues one moment and laugh out loud the next and was the perfect combination of each. This is what Kate Canterbary does best and what makes her one of my top auto buy authors.

My Thoughts

At the end of Necessary Restorations we got a happy for now, but it felt like these two still had something else to say. I am thrilled that Restored picked up right where Necessary Restorations left off and we get to hear the rest of their story. Being privy to the evolution of this relationship felt like you were spying on the couple next door at times. It was so real and so beautifully written that these characters feel like they could be real. That is what makes this book so special and what makes this one of my top reads of 2016.

A review copy was provided by the author and Inkslinger PR for an honest review.

Notable Quotes

Sam was rough and wild, and sweet all in the ways that I needed…
He held me with all the love and adoration he could gather into a single embrace, and he fucked me like he was conquering a village.


I needed to lick him, bit him, kiss him, hold him, claim him. I needed to fill my hands with every little thing I could offer, and beg him to take me as I came and promise to give him anything, everything.


“It’s like there’s a part of me that was wrecked for a long, long time, and you restored it. You restored me. And I want you to know how much I needed that.”
“It goes both ways, my love.”


“We’re going to make it work. We’re going to figure it out … Tell me, Tiel. Tell me we’re gonna last because I can’t have you right now if this isn’t real.”
“It’s real,” I said. “We’re real.”

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Restored :

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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.

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Style by Chelsea M Cameron – 5 Star Review

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Kyle Blake likes plans. So far, they’re pretty simple: Finish her senior year of high school, head off to a good college, find a cute boyfriend, graduate, get a good job, get married, the whole heterosexual shebang. Nothing is going to stand in the way of that plan. Not even Stella Lewis.

Stella Lewis also has a plan: Finish her senior year as cheer captain, go to college, finally let herself flirt with (and maybe even date) a girl for the first time and go from there.

Fate has other plans for Kyle and Stella when they’re paired up in their AP English class and something between them ignites. It’s confusing and overwhelming and neither of them know what to do about it. One thing they do know is that their connection can’t be ignored. The timing just isn’t right.

But is there ever a good time for falling in love?

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Review

5 Stars

I loved this book. It was adorable, sweet, and a great read.

My Thoughts

I loved this book. It was adorable, sweet, and a great read. It was nice to have a sweet coming of age story with very little angst and a happy ending. This book was hard to put down. It was a beautiful story of first love, figuring out relationships in High School and finding yourself.

“What I DO know is that I can’t go back in time and put a book in my hands, but I CAN put it in someone else’s.” Thank you for writing for this book, Chelsea M. Cameron for all the people that need these words and all those that support and love them unconditionally.

A review copy was provided by the Author and Inkslinger PR for an honest review.

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About the Author

Chelsea M. Cameron is a New York Times/USA Today Best Selling author from Maine. Lover of things random and ridiculous, Jane Austen/Charlotte and Emily Bronte Fangirl, red velvet cake enthusiast, obsessive tea drinker, vegetarian, former cheerleader and world’s worst video gamer. When not writing, she enjoys watching infomercials, singing in the car, tweeting (this one time, she was tweeted by Neil Gaiman) and playing fetch with her cat, Sassenach. She has a degree in journalism from the University of Maine, Orono that she promptly abandoned to write about the people in her own head. More often than not, these people turn out to be just as weird as she is.

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Charged by Jay Crownover – Review

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Avett Walker and Quaid Jackson’s worlds have no reason to collide. Ever. Quaid is a high powered criminal attorney as slick as he is handsome. Avett is a pink-haired troublemaker with a bad attitude and a history of picking the wrong men.

When Avett lands in a sea of hot water because of one terrible mistake, the only person who can get her out of it is the insanely sexy lawyer. The last thing on earth she wants to do is rely on the no-nonsense attorney who thinks of her as nothing more than a nuisance. He literally has her fate in his hands. Yet there is something about him that makes her want to convince him to loosen his tie and have a little fun…with her.

Quaid never takes on clients like the impulsive young woman with a Technicolor dye job. She could stand to learn a hard lesson or two, but something about her guileless hazel eyes intrigues him. Still, he’s determined to keep their relationship strictly business. But doing so is becoming more impossible with each day he spends with her.

As they work side-by-side, they’ll have to figure out a way to get along and keep their hands off each other—because the chemistry between them is beyond charged.

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Review

5 Stars

I was very excited to read this book. I always love Jay’s writing, but more than that I love the way she is able to redeem characters you thought you didn’t like. I knew this was gonna be one of those books from the time that Avett was introduced in Rome. I was not disappointed either. This story was so beautiful to read, the characters so real, and the journey so bumpy that I could not put this book down. Even when it was over I wanted more of Avett and Quaid.

My Thoughts

If you have read Jay’s previous series, Marked Men, you are probably familiar with Avett and Brite Walker. Brite is the owner of The Bar and Avett is his daughter that works there. In the earlier books she is a handful, she is basically capitol TROUBLE all the time. I was so intrigued by her character in those books, so i was insanely excited to read this story. Jay’s writing has a tendency to make you root for the underdog and make you love a character you thought you hated. She was able to do that to both main characters in this book and it was a fun beautiful journey that this book has entered my top books of 2016.

Avett Walker has made a lot of bad decisions that have landed her in some pretty hot water. Quaid Jackson is a guy that seemingly has it all together, but underneath he is damaged and hurt which has made him cold. When these two meet there are major sparks and they keep being drawn together like a moth to a flame, no matter how hard they try to stay apart. Quaid wanted to save Avett from herself and every bad thing out there. Avett thought she destroyed everyone around her. These two together create a powerful hurricane, that if they can weather together will change them forever.

There was so much hope, passion, love, forgiveness, danger, family, and romance packed into this book it was hard to put down. This book was full of the feels, with a touch of action, a whole lot of romance and steam, and an incredible journey to find yourself. I highly recommend checking out the Legal Eagle and the Hurricane.

ARC provided by the Publisher, via Edelweiss for an honest review.

Notable Quotes

My mountains are still standing after my hurricane blew through them.


He looked like temptation and ruin, not salvation and redemption.


Don’t worry, Sprite, bad decisions make for good stories.


I’m always going to jump and think the risk is worth it. That’s part of who I am.


You’re the best bad decision I ever made, and you are, by far, my favorite story to tell.


I guess at the end of the day it’s better to have nothing with the right person than to have everything with the wrong person, isn’t it?

Reading Order and Buy Links

Charged :

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About the Author

Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men and The Point series. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she’ll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.

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Dirty Together by Meghan March – REVIEW

Dirty Together

Synopsis

My wife.

I love saying those words.

She’s mine, and if she thinks I’m going to let her run without tracking her down and bringing her back to where she belongs—with me—then she’s about to be introduced to a new reality.

Because I’ll fight dirty to give her the happily ever after she deserves.

Dirty Together is the final book in The Dirty Billionaire Trilogy and should be read following Dirty Billionaire and Dirty Pleasures.

Review

5 Stars

This is the perfect ending to a fantastic series.

My Thoughts

In the first book we saw Holly trying to fit into Creighton’s world in New York and the second book had Creighton trying to fit into Holly’s world on a tour, and in this book we get to see how these two distinctly different people can make it work together.

This books picks up with Holly running away again. This time she returns to her childhood home to regroup and figure out her head. This time he chases her and stays to prove that he is in this for the long haul. There is a ton of steam, serious furniture breaking sexytimes and a high swoon factor while they are in their little cocoon of happiness at Holly’s gram’s house. But how will they react to the storm on the horizon?

Their reactions to all the crap thrown their way was one of my absolute favorite parts of the book. They are getting it from all sides and everyone and everything is threatening to tear them apart. They show how much they have grown as individuals and as a couple to face all the people trying to tear them apart. There are some awesome surprises and some top-notch swooney moments and that is what makes this book my favorite of the series. Highly recommended.

A review copy was provided by Rock Star Lit PR for an honest review.

Notable Quotes

When did things change? When did this go from being a whim to being…everything?”
Crey lifts his hand and brushes a flyaway strand of hair out of my face. “I know I should have an answer for this that’s especially romantic, but I don’t think I can pin point the exact moment.


Because I’ll fight dirty to give her the happily ever after she deserves.


How do you want to convince me? Because right now, I’d like you to convince me against the kitchen table


She’s turned my entire fucking world upside down, and it’s the best goddamn thing that has ever happened to me


What I don’t know is how the hell I’m going to get through to her that she isn’t just some kind of ornament in my life. She is my life.

Reading Order and Buy Links

Dirty Billionaire : Amazon  •  Barnes and Noble  •  iBooks

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About the Author

Meghan March has been known to wear camo face paint and tromp around in woods wearing mud-covered boots, all while sporting a perfect manicure.  She’s also impulsive, easily entertained, and absolutely unapologetic about the fact that she loves to read and write smut. Her past lives include slinging auto parts, selling lingerie, making custom jewelry, and practicing corporate law. Writing books about dirty talking alpha males and the strong, sassy women who bring them to their knees is by far the most fabulous job she’s ever had. She loves hearing from her readers at meghanmarchbooks@gmail.com.

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Built by Jay Crownover – REVIEW

Built

Synopsis

Sometimes you have to tear everything down to build something new…

Sayer Cole is frozen inside. At least, that’s what it’s felt like for as long as she can remember. She’s yet to let anyone past her icy exterior – and the one guy she thinks might melt her heart couldn’t possibly be interested in someone so uptight.

Rough, hard and hot-as-hell, Zeb Fuller has rebuilt his life and his construction business since protecting his family sent him to jail all those years ago. His elegant client, Sayer, makes him feel like a Neanderthal in denim, but despite the many hints that he’s been dropping to get to know her better, she seems oblivious to his charms.

Just as things finally start to heat up, Zeb’s past comes back to haunt him and he needs Sayer’s professional help to right a wrong and to save more than himself. As these opposites dig in for the fight of their lives, fire and ice collide in an unstoppable explosion of steam…

Review

5 Stars

I don’t think anyone can top Captain No Fun as my favorite book boyfriend, but Mr. Fix-It came pretty damn close. This was an amazing story all around and is now one of my all time favorites. I cannot wait for the rest of this series.

My Thoughts

I am not going to lie… I was dying to get my hands on a copy of this book. I am a huge Jay Crownover fan girl and have read everything she has written. So when I got the chance to meet her in Chicago I was all over it, and even more exciting I scored a copy of this book early. I am so happy I did. This book was phenomenal. I highly recommend Jay’s other books, but this one is different because it has so much more heart, so much more swooning and just so much more. I wholeheartedly give this book all of the stars and want everyone to read it.

On to the book it’s self. When we first met Zeb and Sayer in Rowdy’s book I was intrigued by them both. I mean Zeb was a hot bearded construction worker with a heart of gold and some mistakes in his past, but you could instantly tell we were gonna see more of him when he was ready to fall. And Sayer was this quiet, reserved, fierce little thing that was fighting for a real relationship with a brother she didn’t even know existed not to long ago.

It is apparent from that first meeting in Rowdy’s book that they are circling each other, but getting to see that interaction from their points of view made me swoon a little. Zeb is an ex con and Sayer doesn’t treat him like that is all he is, which is a new and welcome experience for him. She sees him, the real him and not just the convict.

Sayer hires him to work on her house and they do a flirtation dance the entire time he is working, but it never goes any further. Sayer begins to miss him and his presence in her house and tracks him down to help her do some more work on her house. Their back and forth dance continues and is so sweet and full of sexual tension it is magnificent to be privy to.

Zeb gets some news and needs Sayer’s help in the courtroom. They start spending more time together for the case and the sparks fly. He is not going to let her brush him and his advances any longer and she soon succumbs to his charms. These two are super hot together and Jay writes some of the best steamy scenes, but Sayer has a hard time with them becoming something more. It is completely heartbreaking when Zeb has to leave her to let her work out her issues on her own and find her way back to him. This book had me in tears for them, and I never cry over books. The writing is just that powerful and beautiful.

Zeb is completely swoonworthy throughout the entire book. Whether he is talking dirty, being sweet, or somewhere in between he is one of my top book boyfriends. And Sayer is so complicated and beautiful both inside and out, that most of the time I wasn’t sure if I wanted to hug her or shake her to get her out of her own head. Together they make one of my favorite book couples ever.

Once I started reading this book I could not put it down until I was finished.I’m calling it now, this book will be in my top of 2016 list without a doubt. I can’t wait to see what Jay has in store for Avett and Quaid in the next book Charged, out May 24.

I won a copy early from the author and also purchased a copy of this book.
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Notable Quotes

After everything the past has tried to bury us under, we owe it to ourselves to be brave, to do more than float


Everything was tied together with thin threads of fate, and when one loosened or tightened it was surprising how impactful it could be.


Tall, tatted and BUILT. Like a guy who hauled heavy stuff around and swung a hammer like Thor should be. Zeb was impressive to say the least.


I choose you, Sayer. Lover, lawyer, and all the shit you are in between that, I choose it. I choose us. When you’re ready to accept that, you come find me.


The truck is a her?….Sure. She’s classy, elegant, made of study stuff, expensive as hell to keep running and keep pretty. She’s only good to me if I’m good to her, so obviously she’s a girl.


The truth is that I like the woman you are with me and I like the woman you are in court. I like the woman you are with your brother and they way you fought to be his family. I like the woman I first met at the Bar that didn’t judge me when I told her I had been to prison. I like the woman that lets a scared young woman use her house as a sanctuary…

Reading Order and Buy Links

Built : Amazon  • Barnes & Noble  • iBooks

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About the Author

Jay Crownover is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men and The Point series. Like her characters, she is a big fan of tattoos. She loves music and wishes she could be a rock star, but since she has no aptitude for singing or instrument playing, she’ll settle for writing stories with interesting characters that make the reader feel something. She lives in Colorado with her three dogs.

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The Cornerstone by Kate Canterbary – REVIEW

Necessary Restorations by Kate Canterbary

Synopsis

 

 

A tough-as-nails businesswoman.

 

An arrogant Navy SEAL.

 

A power struggle with no end in sight.
Some people hook-up at weddings. Others break a hotel room bed (and a table, and a desk, and some complimentary bathrobe belts) and discover they’ve been surviving on bargain basement orgasms their entire lives.
The last one? Yeah. That’s all me.
She’s driven and demanding…


He’s never walked away from a challenge…
They’re wrong for each other in every possible way… Or are they?

My Review

5 Stars

I think I finally figured out what I want to be when I grow up and its Shannon Walsh. I loved this story and everything about it from the first word. Two alphas make things so much more interesting and this story did not hold anything back.

My Thoughts

This is the fourth book in the series and features the second eldest in the family, Shannon. Shannon is the no-nonsense, take no prisoners, brass balled “Cornerstone” of the Walsh family. She has taken it upon herself to care for her siblings, runs their business, and pretty much their lives, working her ass off to do whatever she can to make life easier for them all. She can come off as an overbearing bitch, or a man-eating shrew, but it was really nice to get to see all of the reasons and thoughts to her actions and behaviors. She has every situation and every body under control…..

Until she meets Will Halstead. Will is as alpha as the come. Leader of a bad-ass squad of Navy SEALs, he is used to being the one in charge and ordering everyone around. He meets Shannon and they have a battle of wills as to who is in charge. The banter between these two in their battle for control was amazing.

As their relationship progresses he becomes so much more that the big bad alpha soldier and it was a funny, sweet, swoony, and beautiful transition. He is able to become the calm in the storm for Shannon and that is not an easy task, luckily he never gives up and is the right man for the job. I really enjoyed Will in this book. He was so demanding, but also so sweet, gentle and caring that it made me want a Will to take care of me too.

Shannon seemed so overbearing in the last novels and I was worried that she would be labeled as one of those females that we love to hate, but Mrs. Canterbary’s writing was so beautiful it redeemed Shannon and made her one of my all time favorite female characters. It is so hard to straddle that line of strong female characters with readers and not have them come off as annoying or abrasive or fake, but it works so well in this book I never had an inkling of those feelings. Just the opposite in fact, I fell hard for Shannon and Will and they have become one of the best book relationships out there.

This book is one of my favorites of 2015 and everyone should read this book and take lessons from Kate Canterbary. This is how to write a strong, beautiful female character. These characters will stay with you long after the book is finished and make you want to befriend this crazy bunch. I look forward to the next chapter of the Walsh series, and know that it will not disappoint.

 

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Reading Order and Buy Links

The Cornerstone: Amazon

 

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.

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Excerpt from The Cornerstone by Kate Canterbary

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Necessary Restorations by Kate Canterbary

Synopsis

 

 

A tough-as-nails businesswoman.

 

An arrogant Navy SEAL.

 

A power struggle with no end in sight.
Some people hook-up at weddings. Others break a hotel room bed (and a table, and a desk, and some complimentary bathrobe belts) and discover they’ve been surviving on bargain basement orgasms their entire lives.
The last one? Yeah. That’s all me.
She’s driven and demanding…


He’s never walked away from a challenge…
They’re wrong for each other in every possible way… Or are they?

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Excerpt

By the time this morning rolled around, Will was wise to my avoidance strategy. I nearly pissed myself from the shock of finding him seated on the kitchen counter, dressed in running shoes, track pants, and a wind shirt, hours before sun-up.

“Ready?” he asked.

It was too early to form words, let alone the sharp, snappy words I wanted right then, and I lifted a shoulder in response. He followed as I jogged downstairs and through Louisburg Square, crossing the Public Garden toward the Back Bay gym. I didn’t expect him to saddle up beside me for sixty minutes of advanced cycling and borderline evil taunting, but he smiled at me as if he’d been doing this his entire I took some perverse joy from the hungry gazes aimed at Will by the hedge fund wives who packed this class. Even Nina, the screaming beast who trafficked in aphorisms like ‘disregard your limits’ and ‘use fear as your fuel’ and ‘move your fat ass, bitch’ was drinking up the rhythmic flex of Will’s thighs and the steely determination in his eyes as she increased the pace. She leaned off her bike when he yanked the wind shirt over his head, revealing a faded University of California, San Diego t-shirt, and I could almost hear her eye-fucking him.

These women were ready to kneel at his feet and beg for the pleasure of his attention, and I…I kept telling him to get the fuck out of my apartment.

“And you run home after this?” he asked when the class ended.

I murmured in agreement. It meant I saw a lot more of him in the morning, but I abandoned the gym shower routine after forgetting a fresh pair of undies on Wednesday. I stopped at La Perla and bought some on my way to the office, but then I realized I never wore new panties without washing them first. I dropped eighty dollars on a pair of basic boyshorts, and still spent the day bare-assed.

It wasn’t his fault entirely, but I ranted at Tom for a good twenty minutes over the apparent lack of back-up panties in the office. I had a spare suit, heels, and stockings. Why not undies, too?

Will used the hem of his t-shirt to mop sweat from his forehead, and a collective purr sounded when his abs came into view. The four thirty spin class didn’t see much testosterone, especially not Will’s variety. “Fuck, Shannon, you’re a machine. That was rough.”

“Underestimated me again?” I asked. “It used to be funny how you did that. Now it’s just obnoxious.”

“I’ve never underestimated you, and I think you know that.” He leaned forward and folded his arms on the handles. “This was like my first week at BUD/S. The only thing missing was the water cannon.” He glanced at Nina. “Why would anyone choose to do this?”

“She might be a Satan soldier, but my ass is a work of art.” I inclined my head toward the group of women staring and whispering in his direction. “If the commando business falls apart, you can always train the high-end stroller crew. They’d drop big money for you to yell at them.”

“The Department of Defense needs to hear about this,” Will said, waving his hand at the white walls and neon yellow bikes. “This would definitely change their view on women in combat.”

“Yeah, I don’t know about that,” I said, cutting my gaze away from the t-shirt clinging to Will’s chest and toward his fan club. “They can’t go anywhere without reliable access to alkaline water.”

He smiled, and I saw his intention before he moved but I did nothing to stop him from tucking some loose strands of hair over my ear.

“What?” I snapped, finally jerking away from his touch.

His smile dimmed and he shook his head. “I’ve missed talking to you,” he said. “I’ve…I’ve missed you.”

A choked, stuttering noise sounded in my throat. All the words were fighting for dominance, and I wasn’t sure which would tumble out first. I opened my mouth to respond then realized we weren’t alone.

“Hey,” Nina said, sidling up to Will. “I don’t think I’ve seen you here before.”

“Probably not.” He glanced at the stripe of pink running through her platinum blonde hair and nodded toward me. “I’m here with Shannon. I go where she goes.”

“How do I sign up for that service?” she asked.

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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.

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Necessary Restorations by Kate Canterbary – REVIEW and Giveaway

Necessary Restorations by Kate Canterbary

Synopsis

 

 

They liked to call me names. Manwhore. Slut. Player. But I make wrong look so right…

He’s a flawed perfectionist…
I can read women better than any blueprint. I understand their thoughts and feelings, their secret desires and insecurities, and I know how to get rid of them once I get off.

But all bets are off when Tiel Desai slams into my life. She redefines what it means to be friends, and she makes it sound like the filthiest thing I’ve ever heard.

I can’t read the gorgeous conservatory-trained violinist, but she’s the only one keeping me from shattering by small degrees, and I can’t let her go.

She’s wildly independent…
My past—and New Jersey—are far behind me, and now my life is blissfully full of music: playing, teaching, and lecturing, and scouring Boston’s underground scene with an annoyingly beautiful, troubled, tattooed architect.

I’m defenseless against his rooftop kisses, our nearly naked dance parties, the snuggletimes that turn into sexytimes, and his deep, demanding voice.

I have Sam Walsh stuck in my head like a song on repeat, and I’m happy pretending history won’t catch up with me.

The one thing they have in common is a rock-solid disregard for the rules.
They find more in each other than they ever realized they were missing, but they might have to fall apart before they can come together.

It’s the wrongs that make the rights come to life.

My Review

5 Stars

Oh Sam… I loved this book and everything about it. A beautiful story of a broken man who finds the woman that can help put him back together again.

My Thoughts

We start this book with Sam being a complete ass and manwhore, and no real insight into what has caused him to be like this. As we get more into the story he starts to open up a little more and we learn more and more about Sam and the Walshs’ past. It was so heartbreaking to relive some of Sam’s past and his encounters with their father, but you can see how it caused him to stay away from people other than his siblings. That was one of my favorite things about this book, you could see why people acted and did what they did and it made it more real.

Tiel was as opposite of Sam as you possibly could be. She was an open free-spirited musician that also had some demons in her past. She meets Sam and they forge a tenuous friendship where she slowly brought him out of his shell and their connection solidified. I loved the way that they started to get closer and closer and had no idea how to move forward. The wonderful slow burn in this book was so perfect for Sam and Tiel and I couldn’t have imagined it another way.

I loved how he wanted to make himself better once he met Tiel, but he decided to change for himself and not for the girl. I cannot tell you how amazing it was to see someone be themselves and evolving into a better version of themselves based on a catalyst and not “for” another person. Neither character is a trope and that in itself is a refreshing change on books of this genre. Overall it is a fresh, fun, sexy book with an incredible amount of heart and passion. One I highly suggest picking up.

Notable Quotes

“Ah, Samuel? Eyes up here, please.”
I dragged my gaze from her breasts to her lips, and lifted my brows. “Yeah, you’re not my type, but you have an incredible rack, and I’d like having those lips on my dick.”
It sounded like my usual bullshit, but it was possibly the most honest, unfiltered thing I’d said all day.
She snorted, spraying vodka from her mouth and nose, and shook her head. “You need to shut that shit down. I’m not giving you a blowjob. Stop thinking about it.”


I couldn’t tell her that being with her made me feel sane for the first time in months.
Or that I felt rusty, broken pieces of myself healing every time I kissed her.
Or that she was beautiful and genuine in ways that stunned me.
Or that I wanted to bury myself in her for days, but I needed her more than I needed pussy.


How much longer do you think we can do this?” he asked.
“I don’t think anyone else is coming up here, so…”
“No.” His lips passed over my cheek and temple, stopping there while his hand slipped under my dress. “How much longer can we pretend this is enough?


Life is too short to waste on things that aren’t important enough to be real.


I love you and there is no one in the universe I’ll ever want but you. I’ve been yours since always, and always will be.


Tiel loves everything. Everything. She loves music and food and people, and I’m not sure I love anything.


Sex isn’t about skill. It’s passion, and you can’t fake that…I know some musicians who can shred every single piece of music put in front of them, but they have no passion for the sound and you can hear it. It’s technically perfect, but it’s so fucking soulless that you never want to listen to that piece ever again…


Most people think passion lives in some thundering monster, a primordial entity that call all the shots from deep inside your brain, but it’s not.,” she said, growing animated. “It’s details. It’s the way itsy bitsy sounds bend around each other and create magic. It’s pressing your mouth to someone’s neck because you can’t imagine living another minute without feeling her skin on your lips. Fingertips digging into her hips until they bruise. Reaching for someone in the night. Knowing her taste in your soul but never feeling fulfilled. Awakening all the beasts you’ve kept hidden inside, and letting them grow and breathe because she wants to know them. That’s passion.

I stared at her, convinced I was observing something filthy and exquisite, and I couldn’t find a single thing to say.


I loved her, fully and completely, and she brought out the best version of me

 

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Reading Order and Buy Links

Necessary Restorations : Amazon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

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