☆ HOT BOOK REVIEW by Michele J for Every Word You Read ☆ The Perfect Dress ☆ by Carolyn Brown ☆

Title: The Perfect Dress
Author: Carolyn Brown
Publisher: Montlake Romance
Publication Date: April 16, 2019
Pages: 304 pages
Genre: Small Town & Rural Fiction, Woman’s Friendship Fiction, Family Life Fiction
ASIN: B07J1YY2VR
Price: Read for free with Kindle Unlimited $4.99 link to order – https://amzn.to/2UBjkZx
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42187608-the-perfect-dress
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BLURB

A plus-size Texas gal has designs on an old crush in New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown’s exuberant, bighearted romance.
In the small town of Celeste, Texas, Mitzi Taylor has never quite fit inside the lines. Nearly six feet tall, flame-haired, and with a plus-size spirit to match every curve, she’s found her niche: a custom wedding-dress boutique catering to big brides-to-be with big dreams. Taking the plunge alongside her two best friends, she’s proud they’ve turned The Perfect Dress into a perfect success.
Just when Mitzi has it all pulled together, Graham Harrison walks back into her life, looking for bridesmaid dresses for his twin daughters. A still-strapping jock whose every gorgeous, towering inch smells like aftershave, the star of all Mitzi’s high school dreams is causing quite a flush.
For Mitzi, all it takes is a touch to feel sparks flitting around her like fireflies. She can just imagine what a kiss could do. Graham’s feeling it, too. And he’s about to make that imagination of Mitzi’s run wild. Is it just a hot summer fling, or are Mitzi’s next designs for herself and seeing her own dreams come true?

REVIEW

A•R•C ~ I was given The Perfect Dress by AUTHOR NAME as an Advanced Readers Copy (A•R•C) from NetGalley. I voluntarily read and reviewed this book.
Nice read, took me a minute to get into the book. Three friends open a plus-size custom made bridal boutique primarily working from size 14 and up, creating their perfect dress. Mitzi, Paula and Jody’s lives will change during the year this book takes place, getting “The Perfect Dress” off the ground takes a lot of their time and their personal lives are on a roller coaster with highs and lows, but they all end up with their own HEA.

Thank you and Happy Reading!

Michele J

Cover Reveal ~ Wed to the Warrior ~ by Madison Faye

Title: Wed to the Warrior

Series: Kilts & Kisses #3

Author: Madison Faye

Genre: Wildly historically inaccurate

Highlander
historical romance

Cover Design: Coverlüv

Release Date: April 22, 2019
Blurb
Other would-be suitors called me
“challenging”.

But the most
undeniable, sinfully gorgeous Highlander lord around calls me a challenge.

Oh and he calls me
something else, too: his.

Marriage has never been
in the plans for me. Not with my reputation for being “headstrong” and
“disobedient”. That is, until Lord Callum Bruce barges into my world and
scatters those plans all over the place.

But Lord Bruce is
a brute of a man. A battle-hardened soldier and fierce,
dominant Highland lord. Well, that and completely beautiful, which is so
very, very unfair.

When he tells me I’m
to be his wife, I flee. But there’s no running from the most
dominant, gorgeous, sinfully tempting man I’ve ever met.

Not after I’ve had a
teasing taste of those perfect lips. Not when I’ve felt those rough hands on
me. Not when deep down, I want him to chase me.

…Not when deep down,
I want him to take all of me.

The first kiss was a
mistake. The second was stolen. But the ones after that, I’vZe run out of
excuses for.

I’ve scared nine
would-be-suitors away. But something tells me, number ten isn’t going anywhere.

Passionate about
plaid? Step into something wild, filthy, and tropey as all get-out. Hot, alpha
af, and WILDLY historically inaccurate. Warning: not responsible for lost or
ripped bodices. Reader beware.

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books, this one is safe, with no cheating, and a HEA guaranteed.
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Madison Faye is the dirty alter ego of the very wholesome, very normal suburban
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on the outside, there’s nothing but hot, steamy, and raunchy fantasies brewing
right beneath the surface!

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New Release – Biker Baby by Penny Dee

Title: Biker Baby

Series: Kings of Mayhem MC #3

Author: Penny Dee
Genre: MC Romance/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 19, 2019
Blurb
I was about
to make a huge mistake.

And when I say huge, I mean, approximately ten inches’ worth of mistake.

But after the week I’d had, this was just what I needed. A night of big bad
mistakes with a big bad biker.

Honey Scott

Finding out your boyfriend is a cheating loser is a real buzz kill. Finding out
you’re actually the other woman, is devastating. Call it temporary insanity,
but I decide the best way to get over the loser I’d dated for two years is to
get under a biker with tattoos, dimples and a hard body he knows how to use.

He’s going to make everything better with numerous mind-blowing orgasms. But
just for one night.

Except one faulty condom means my one-night stand isn’t so one-night after all.

Caleb
Calley

After a night of insane sex, the beautiful blue-eyed brunette gave me the slip.
And even with all the women on offer afterwards, I can’t get her off my mind.
So when she turns up at the Kings of Mayhem MC compound I’m quick to give her a
second night of amazing sex and crazy orgasms. But this time, I’m not ready to
let her go.

There’s just one problem— she’s not interested.

But if she thinks she’s going to give me the slip again, then she’s got another
thing coming. I know she is keeping a secret from me but I don’t care what it
is. I want her and I’m going to make her mine.

Biker Baby,
book three in the Kings of Mayhem MC series.
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Excerpt

As he
waited for his breathing to calm, I took a moment to marvel in the bulk of the
man lying on top of me. My fingers slid across golden skin colored with a
collage of intricate pictures, symbols and words. My palm curved around strong
deltoid muscles that were well-rounded and powerful. He was big. Strong.
Lethal. And probably not interested in
being the father of my baby.

The thought
made me shift uneasily beneath him. I had to get out of there. I needed to be
alone to collect my thoughts and find my senses. I wiggled and Caleb rolled off
me. I thought he would let me go but he didn’t. Instead he turned my face
towards him and kissed me hard on the mouth.

But I was
leaving. I sat up and began looking for my panties on the floor. Finding them
wedged under the corner of the bed, I slipped them on and began hunting for my
skirt.

“Where are
you going?” He asked.

“I have to
go.”

“Why are
you always running away from me?” He said, an amused sparkle in his eyes. “Will
I see you again?”

I paused
and looked at him over my shoulder. “Do you want to?”

He grinned
and I was momentarily taken back by how beautiful it was.

How
beautiful he was.

“Hell
darlin’, I don’t want you to leave.”

I resumed
looking for my skirt. “I have to leave. I have things to do.”

I found my
skirt in a tangle with my shirt at the foot of the bed.

“At least
let me give you a ride home.” He sat up.

“Its fine. I
can call a cab.” I stood up and slipped my shirt on.

“I’m not
letting you take a cab.”

“Really its
fine.”

He climbed
off the bed, unfazed by his nakedness, and began looking for his boxer shorts.
I paused to drink in the fine display of his muscular body and his still
swollen manhood swinging between his powerful thighs. It was obvious he took
very good care of his body.

He slipped
on his jeans and by the time I had buttoned my blouse and found my phone and
shoes, he was fully dressed and securing his wallet chain to his jeans.

“Ready?” He
asked.

There was
no point arguing.

As he
opened the bedroom door, I mentally braced myself. I wasn’t looking forward to
the walk of shame through the clubhouse. But the hallway was quiet and the
clubhouse was still. Sometime in the night the music had stopped and the party
had wound down.

As soon as
I entered the bar, the stench of last nights partying hit me like a bat to the
face and I had to hold my breath. The
bar was littered with snoring bikers and the odd club girl asleep where they
had passed out. Bottles lay scattered and spilled everywhere. Stale booze and
body odor were ripe in the air. Caleb took my hand and led me through the mess,
stepping over discarded bottles and sleeping bodies. Musty smoke glittered in
the dusty rays of sunlight bursting into the room from a window above the
jukebox.

Across the
room, an older biker was quietly having sex with a large, partially dressed
woman up against the pool table. His jeans were down around his ankles and his
eyes were closed as he lazily rocked into her. The slap, slap of her large
wobbly boobs against the pool table broke the stillness of the morning.

Further
away, a naked woman lay slumped at the base of a stripper pole with everything
open and on display. She hugged a half-spilled bourbon bottle and snored
loudly. As we passed by her, Caleb shook his head and grabbed a discarded shirt
from a nearby chair to cover her.

“Is she
alright?” I whispered.

“Yeah,
that’s Candy. It’s not the first time she’s passed out there and it won’t be
the last.”

I glanced around me. This place. These
people. This was Caleb’s world. And it reeked of bad choices. Nausea roiled in
the pit of my stomach and I barely made it outside in time before losing the
contents of my stomach.

“Jesus, are
you okay?” Caleb asked, coming up behind me.

I gestured
for him to give me a moment as another wave of nausea washed over me and I
vomited again.

“You drink
too much?” he asked when I finally straightened and walked over to him. “I
don’t remember you being drunk.”

I shook my
head. “I didn’t drink a thing.”

He handed
me a helmet. “Are you okay to ride? Or do you need a minute?”

“I’ll be
okay.”

He led me
over to a row of motorcycles parked alongside the clubhouse. His was a big
black beast with lots of chrome gleaming in the early morning light.

Before he
climbed on, he touched my hand. “Are you sure you’re ok?”

I smiled
brightly but it was fake because I felt weird. Out of place. I didn’t belong
there.

“Yes. I’m
fine.” I said, very aware that I needed to get out of there. I did up my helmet
and climbed onto the back of his bike. “Lets ride.”

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Penny Dee
writes contemporary romance about rockstars, bikers, hockey players and
everyone in-between. She believes true love never runs smoothly, and her
characters realize this too, with a boatload of drama and a whole lot of steam.

She found
her happily ever after in Australia where she lives with her husband, daughter
and a dog named Bindi.
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Cover Reveal ~ Asher by Carian Cole

Title: Asher
Series: Ashes & Embers #6
Author: Carian Cole
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Carian Cole
Photo: Hellfox Photo
Models: Kevin Creekman & Runa
Blurb
I should have died.

I should have been
forgotten.

But I didn’t, and I
wasn’t.

Living the life most women only dream about, I was madly in
love with my soulmate—Asher Valentine—amazing husband, loving father, and
rock’s favorite kick-ass front man. A man who loved me every day, in every way,
since we first met as teens fifteen years ago. We were blessed with a beautiful
daughter who was the light of our life. My all-female rock band was tearing up
the charts.

Then tragedy struck, and I lost it all.

Now all I have is a stack of journals, an antique key, and a
big black void where my memories should be.

Used to be.

And I have him—this man with wild hair, tattoos from head to
toe, a soft voice, and an even softer touch that gives me butterflies. He’s
clearly hopelessly in love with his wife.

I’m told that’s me.

But that wife is gone, and she took everything they once
had, leaving me in her place.

A broken replacement. A new version that doesn’t quite fit.

I’m slowly falling in love with him, but will he ever truly
love me? Or will he forever be in love
with her, the phantom woman who
haunts us both?
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Carian Cole
has a passion for the bad boys, those covered in tattoos, sexy smirks, ripped
jeans, fast cars, motorcycles and of course, the sweet girls who try to tame
them and win their hearts.

Born and raised a Jersey girl, Carian now resides in beautiful New Hampshire
with her husband and their multitude of furry pets. She spends most of her time
writing, reading, and vacuuming.

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New Release – Faithful by Frankie Love

Title: FAITHFUL: The Mountain Man’s Babies
Series: The Mountain Man’s Babies #10
Author: Frankie Love
Genre: Contemporary Steamy Romance
Release Date: April 18, 2019
Blurb
The moment
I saw her I knew.

Knew that we would have a future, a family, a forever.
Her father says she’s too young, too naive, too innocent.

But she is more than he knows.
She’s the love of my goddamn life.
And nothing will get in our way.

Then a
tragic accident rewrites our love story.

She is gone in the blink of an eye.

But this mountain was made for miracles, and I’m fighting for ours.
I have faith in the impossible.

Faith in
us.

Nothing will stop me from being the man she needs.
***

FAITHFUL: The Mountain Man’s Babies is book 10 in The
Mountain Man’s Babies series and can be read as a standalone.
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Excerpt
“If I kiss
you, it’s saying something.” His breath is hot against my ear. My body is
awake; lit. Alive.

“What is it
saying, Jonah?”

“That this
is real. You and me.”

“You’ve
known me an hour. How real can it be?” I ask but don’t believe in my own
question.

“Because
you can’t fake real, Faith.”

He’s right
of course. And when he kisses me it’s the realest moment of my life. The words
I’ve been looking for are found and my lips part and his tongue is against mine
and everything — everything — in this moment is right. The
story I thought I’d been writing is all wrong. Because this is the story that
makes sense, the one that I want. Everything from before can be ripped up and
thrown away.

We’d bring those
memories with us, of course, but they aren’t the part that will carry us
forward. Jonah’s hands on my face, his mouth on my mouth — this is where my
story begins.
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Frankie Love writes sexy stories about bad boys and mountain men.

❤Get ready to fall in love … you deserve it!❤
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New Release – Learning Curve by Andi Jaxon

Title: Learning Curve
Author: Andi Jaxon
Genre: MM Student/Teacher Romance
Release Date: April 18, 2019
Blurb
Alister Bennet

Loyal, reliable… predictable even, I’ve always done what’s expected of
me. Stay out of trouble, get my teaching degree and build a respectable career
as a college professor. The job comes with a long list of rules and at the top
of that list is no fraternizing with students. Following the rules seemed easy
enough, until a dark, tortured boy sat outside my office waiting for me. His
voice told me it was his grade he was worried about, but the deep onyx pools of
his eyes told me more as they shook the solid ground I’d always stood on.

Am I willing to risk my career, my carefully built reputation, to help
one so filled with pain I can taste it?

Benjamin Wallace

Rejected, abused, and abandoned my entire life, all I’ve ever wanted was
to be accepted, loved even. I thought going to college on a scholarship would
be my ticket out of hell, but nothing good ever comes without a price. As
graduation nears I find myself drawn to the mysterious professor like a moth to
a flame. Just one meeting with the man that has been staring in my dreams has
my soul screaming for him to hold me, comfort me. A relationship isn’t just
frowned upon, it’s forbidden, but the heart doesn’t always know the difference.
Can I trust my mangled heart in his perfect life when my past repeats
itself or will he destroy what is left of me?

*Author’s note: This is an MM teacher-student romance with themes
including abuse and kidnapping. This story ends with a HEA.*
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From Dyslexic kid
with a love of Algebra to a published author, no one is more surprised to find
me here, than I am. I love to write about tortured pasts and hot sex, a happily
ever after that has to be worked for. My stories tend to be a little dark but
with some comic relief, typically in the form of sarcasm.
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New Release – Missoula Smokejumpers Collection by Piper Stone

Title: Missoula Smokejumpers Collection
Author: Piper Stone

Publisher: Blushing Books Publishing

Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance

Release Blitz: April 18, 2019
Blurb
Secrets to
tell. Love to conquer. Lives to save.

Danger. Domination.
Destruction.

The Jackals

An elite team of smokejumpers nestled in the heard of Missoula, Montana.

By day they indulge in their penchant for danger.

By night they exude passion.

Are you ready for their brand of domination?

Prevent.
Protect. Preserve. This is their motto.

READING ORDER
While every
book can be read as a standalone, the following is the correct reading order:

Fire at the River’s Edge Prequel Volume One is a sneak peek at three of the men
as their story begins, heroes seeking solace, and the beginning of their
journey. The series begins with three:

– Stoker

– Landen

– Garcia

Standing by the River’s Edge Prequel Volume Two is another sneak peek at four of
the men. The journey continues with four:

– Riker

– Boone

– Sawyer

– Antonio

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Ignite – Stoker’s Story

Danger.
It’s all I’ve ever known. All I’ve ever wanted.
Fighting fires soothes the raging beast that war created.

Allowing me to live

The rest? Maybe she can understand my hunger. For her. Dominating her. Owning
her.
Maybe…
***

Embracing the Quiet Night: A Christmas Novella

A quiet
night. A bitter argument. A dangerous event. A beautiful child.

Stoker
What if she doesn’t return? What if I never see her again?
This is our first Christmas. There was nothing before Jessica.
She’s the light to my darkness.
Jessica
What if he doesn’t understand? What if his demons push us apart?
He’s the reason Christmas is special, my dangerous and passionate man.
This is my career, a new beginning. But Stoker is my salvation.
Called to
fight a consuming fire, one smokejumper’s beliefs will be tested
In a season of miracles, will his strength and his love be enough?

***

Burn – Landen’s Story

9/11. Too
many memories. A burning pain. Scarred body and soul. Damaged beyond
comprehension.
Fighting fires to save lives, unable to combat the devil inside, but I need
more.
More… I need her. She’s my salvation and I will have her. No compromises.
***

Forged – Garcia’s Story

I’m
considered a hero but I remain in the background, fighting horrific fires. I’m
consumed by self-doubt, the paralyzing fear ravages my dreams, desires forged
in my heart.
I long to
share my passion, my dominating hunger, with a special someone. But how could
anyone love a damaged soul?
Then she walked into my life…
***

Firestorm – Riker’s Story

My world,
everything I held precious and dear, was destroyed one dark and lonely night.
From that moment on, nothing mattered. How could I pick up the pieces? How
could I live without? But I did, forging a new life far removed from my family
and friends. Still, I was lonely and alone.

What
happens when a bright star, a perfect mourning dove enters your life? Do you
capture her essence, consuming her amazing soul? Or allow her to fly away?

***

Blaze – Boone’s Story

I am a
cowboy in my heart and soul. I’m also a smokejumper, with danger in my blood.
But my life has always been missing something important: the love of my life.
She is my joy, my salvation, this haunted and beautiful veterinarian.
But someone wants her dead. They’ll have to go through me. And I will protect
her with my life…
***

Scorch – Sawyer’s Story

Smokejumper
Sawyer Lincoln doesn’t believe he’s cut out for dating but when he meets Reese,
a defense attorney, all bets are off.
She’s dealt with her fair share of monsters in and out of the courtroom. Upon meeting
Sawyer, she knows he’s one of the good guys, even with his dark past.
Sawyer has
a way of seeing her pain, her desires, and her needs, giving her what only he
can. Can he protect her from the dangers that surface?

***

Inferno – Antonio’s Story

A wild
weekend tryst. No real names. No exchange of information. No consequences. Yet
two strangers will never forget the passion.

Considered
the dark, dangerous and dominating smokejumper, Antonio Giovanni prefers
keeping to himself, a protection from his past. A family secret prevents
Bethany Cooper from trusting anyone, including herself. Yet the mystery is
swirling, keeping her on edge, one involving the entire town of Missoula,
Montana.

When the
two strangers meet again, will the electricity once shared reignite the flame
or add fuel to the danger threatening them both?
Author Bio
Bestselling
author Piper Stone writes in several genres including romantic suspense,
thrillers, erotic romance, dark erotic, Domestic Discipline, spanking,
Domination and submission and traditional romance. She has a love of the
non-traditional, preferring to create worlds that defy the imagination. Wine
and sous vide cooking are only second to her love of golden retrievers and you
might find all three nestled in the pages of a book or two.

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several releases from Blushing Books including Truth or Dare, His Demands –
Dirty Little Secrets, Submissive For Hire, His Hidden Girl – Dirty Little
Secrets, Becoming – Power Exchange and the Rescue Me Series, Maverick and
Shadow. The Missoula Smokejumper Series – about seven smokejumpers, their
danger and dominating passion – has seven books and two prequels.

She will
also have several releases with Bethany’s Woodshed in the upcoming months.
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