{Review} Accidentally Married On Purpose by Rachel Harris

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Title: Accidentally Married On Purpose
Series: Love and Games #3
Author: Rachel Harris
Published: 14th July 2014
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: eARC provided via Netgalley for fair & honest review
Rating: 4.5/5

BLURB:
One ring plus one wild night equals one crazy love

Sherry Robicheaux loves men. She loves love. And she loves an adventure. So when she meets a mysterious man while working backstage at a country music concert in Vegas, she’s all about what’s happened in Vegas staying there.

Country music superstar Tyler Blue just wants a weekend of anonymity…though there’s something about the spunky waitress with the streaks of purple hair that tempts him like no other. Until the next morning, when they both wake up with fuzzy memories…and rings on their fingers.

Convincing Sherry to maintain the ruse for his public image isn’t the hardest part—it’s reminding himself that their time spent playing husband and wife in her small town of Magnolia Springs can’t last. Tyler’s first love will always be music—and the road is no place for a sweet downhome girl.

A Fun And Sassy Romance Full Of Heart

REVIEW:
The story:
Sherry, the spunky lady full of life, doesn't have the best track record in the romance department. Tired of being burnt by men, she decides that what she needs is a Mr Boring; a man who might be boring, but won't break her heart. But before she settles for Mr Boring, she wants one last crazy weekend in Las Vegas, where she's helping cater an event for one of the hottest bands around, Blue. With no interest in Blue's musical talents Sherry has no plans on picking up any arrogant band members, and has her sights set on a sexy roadie she meets instead. 

After a crazy night out with him, she wakes up with one hell of a hang over…and a wedding ring! Realising she's just married her one night stand, she soon finds out that her new husband is none other than Tyler Blue - famous lead singer of the band. With paparazzi asking them questions, they decide it's best for both their reputations to stay married and pretend their relationship is legit. The plan seems like a good idea at the time, but how long until this pretend romance starts to feel all too real?

The characters:
Sherry is such a fun loving carefree character. She's not afraid to be herself and be a little crazy. But she's also been hurt a lot and that has taken it's toll on her. She desperately want's to find someone who will love and cherish her and most importantly respect her.

And that is exactly what Tyler Blue does. He respects her and the boundaries she sets on their fake relationship, never pushing or pressuring her for something she's not ready for. He is a true family guy, who is kind and considerate and I just have so much love her him. Oh, and he can sing and play guitar like nobody's business *swoon*

The romance:
The romance between Sherry & Tyler may not be conventional, but that didn't make it any less real. Often with accidental marriages & quick romances, the connection between the characters feels forced. But Sherry & Tyler spend plenty on time just getting to know on another and as their friendship grows, so does their attraction and eventually a romantic connection.

The writing:
I'm a huge fan of Rachel Harris…seriously HUGE! I've loved both her YA & adult titles and will auto buy any future books too. Her characters are always vibrant and the dialogue can make me laugh, cry and swoon - sometimes all at once!

FINAL WORD:
Accidentally Married On Purpose is fun and sassy romance full of heart! If you love sweet HEA romance, then you won't want to miss this one!

CONTENT:
Sexuality: mild-medium / discussions of sex & one-nighters, no sex scenes
Violence: none
Language: mild
Drugs & alcohol: medium / main characters get very intoxicated

{Stacking The Shelves} THE HARLEQUIN SALE EDITION!!

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Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves.

So Harlequin Australia had a MASSIVE SALE on heaps of their books, with some as cheap as $1.19!!!!
(to put that into perspective, books in Australia usually cost $15-$25 for a paperback)

And…well…I got a little excited and ended up buying 21 books!!

In my defence I worked out if I had of bought these books at their normal price I would have paid $281, instead I got this whole box of books for $49.38!!!! 
WHAT A BARGIN!!!!!








I was so excited when I finally got my hands on the books that I got a a little snap happy with my camera :)

Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry
Crash Into You by Katie McGarry
Pawn by Aimee Carter
Alice In Zombieland by Gena Showalter
Hooked by Liz Fichera
Waterfell by Amalie Howard
Unleashing Mr. Darcy by Teri Wilson
The Best Man by Kristan Higgins
The Perfect Match by Kristan Higgins
Catch Of The Day by Kristan Higgins
The Winter Lodge by Susan Wiggs
Nobody But Him by Victoria Purman
Wattle Creek by Fiona McCallum
Outback Dreams by Rachael Johns
Close Enough To Touch by Victoria Dahl
Let Me Be The One by Bella Andre
Better Than Chocolate by Shelia Roberts
Butterfly Cove by Christina Skye
Sleep With The Lights On by Maggie Shayne
Wake To Darkness by Maggie Shayne

I'm still on a post-book-buying high!!
The only problem now is…where am I going to put them all?!

Have you read any of these books? Which ones should I start with?

{Review} On The Fence by Kasie West

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Title: On The Fence
Author: Kasie West
Published: 1st July 2014
Age Group: Young Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: Paperback ARC provided by Harper Collins Aust for fair & honest review
Rating: 5/5

BLURB:
She's a tomboy. He's the boy next door…

Charlie Reynolds can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn't know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at a chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world. To cope with the stress of her new reality, Charlie takes to spending nights chatting with her neighbor Braden through the fence between their yards. As she grows to depend on their nightly Fence Chats, she realizes she's got a bigger problem than speeding tickets-she's falling for Braden. She knows what it means to go for the win, but if spilling her secret means losing him for good, the stakes just got too high.

Fun, original, and endearing, On the Fence is a romantic comedy about finding yourself and finding love where you least expect.

On The Fence was the perfect mix of humour & heart and is one of the most heartwarming YA contemporaries of the year! 

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REVIEW:

The story:
One The Fence is such a sweet story, it left me with a warm fuzzy feeling and a grin n my face!

Growing up without a mother in house with her father and three brothers, Charlie has had some strong male influences in her life. She loves sport, never wears makeup and loves to match it with the boys in any challenge. But after getting a job in a local clothing store and modelling some makeup for a new 'girly' friend, she starts to discover a new side to herself she never knew she had. Charlie's also hiding the fact that she's having nightmares about her mother dying in car crash. 

If her nightmares & identity crisis wasn't enough, Charlie's also starting to look her best friend Brandon differently. And after several late night conversations over their back fence, her feelings for Brandon grow and confuse her even more. The question is does he feel the same way and is it Old Charlie or the new 'Girly' Charlie that he likes?

The characters:
The romance between Brandon & Charlie is simply adorable. You can really see how much he cares about Charlie - the real Charlie. But what I loved the most about him, was that he loves to challenge her in everything they do. He respects her and her abilities, never doubting her strength - physically or emotionally. They are equals in the relationship and love each other for who they are.

The romance:
The romance between Brandon & Charlie is simply adorable. You can really see how much he cares about Charlie - the real Charlie. But what I loved the most about him, was that he loves to challenge her in everything they do. He respects her and her abilities, never doubting her strength - physically or emotionally. They are equals in the relationship and love each other for who they are.

The writing:
What was so brilliant about West's writing is that she didn't just focus on the romance between Charlie & Brandon, but also on Charlie's relationship with her father & brothers, and most importantly Charlie's self discovery. This book was so well rounded it was just beautiful.

FINAL WORD:
On The Fence was the perfect mix of humour & heart and is one of the most heartwarming YA contemporaries of the year!

CONTENT:
Sexuality: mild / some kissing
Violence: mild / mention of some domestic violence
Language: mild
Drugs & alcohol: mild / mention of alcoholic father

Have you read any of Kasie West's other books? 
Which one should I read next?

{Cover Reveal} The Only Answer by Magan Vernon

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Title: The Only Answer
Series: The Only Exception #2
Author: Magan Vernon
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 8th November 2014

BLURB:
The sequel to the international hit, The Only Exception.

A boy burdened with a family legacy.
A girl haunted by a shattered past.
Both searching for answers to a future threatened by the unknown.

Three years ago, conservative Trey Chapman and liberal Monica Remy met their match in one another - and made the only exception that would change their lives forever.
Now, Trey's father is running for president, forcing Trey and Monica to put aside their personal beliefs to be the model of perfection.

But fate has other ideas, casting the family in scandal.

Some seek to use that disgrace to further their family legacy, while others refuse to let go of the past. Trey and Monica soon find themselves lost among questions that challenge their true feelings. Will they be able to rediscover that the only answer lies with one another, or will they lose each other forever?

EXCERPT:
“Did anyone ever tell you that you’re very persistent?” she said, taking the brush and can.

“Every single day of my life and you love it.” I picked up the other can and brush.

She smiled, shaking her head. “Yeah, yeah. You’re lucky I put up with you.” She turned toward the wall. “You want me to just start painting?”

“Yes. Get a big enough square so we can see if we like that color for the wall. At least one foot by one foot.”

“That’s very precise measurements,” she said, looking at me out of the corner of my eye.

“Always best to be precise, Miss Remy.” I smiled, waiting for her to start painting to I could work on my own.

“Very true, Mr. Chapman.” She finally took her eyes off me and began stroking the brush against the wall.

I wasn’t sure how long it would take her to paint so I had to work fast. I didn’t even care if I spilled on my five-hundred dollar suit coat as long as I got the job done. By the time I was finished I turned fully toward Monica. My nerves were at an all time high and my heart was beating so fast I couldn’t even count the beats as I waited for her to look at me.

Usually she did everything she could to try and beat me. I loved her competitiveness and the way she challenged me. But not today. Now I just wanted her to finish her painting and finally turn toward me. But she wasn’t even looking in my direction. She was lost in thought, meticulously painting the tiny red square on the wall.

I wasn’t one to get flustered but I let out an audible groan. That was when she widened her eyes and finally turned toward me. “What the hell is your problem, Trey?” She dropped the paint brush in her can, red paint splattering on her hands.

I opened my mouth to answer but she cut me off before I could speak. “You rushed me through dinner so we could see your new apartment, an apartment that I’m not even going to really be living in because I can’t get a real job. Then as soon as we get here you’re rushing me to get in the bedroom so you can paint a freaking wall when we’re both dressed up for the convention. I’ve put up with a lot from you and I know you’re nervous about tonight, but you have to freaking relax or you’re going to drive me crazy!”

I cleared my throat. “Okay.” I nodded. “I understand I’ve been on edge tonight, but there’s a perfectly good reason and we can discuss it after I see which paint color is better for the wall.” I stepped back, smiling with my hands in my pocket.

She raised an eyebrow, turning away from the wall and putting her hands on her hips. “What kind of stunt are you trying to pull right now? Are you hiding something? Is this where you  break up with me?”

I usually loved her stubbornness but now Monica was getting to be a little bit too much. I was already on edge and had it all planned out, but nothing was going quite right. Love was never perfect that way, but once I found Monica I learned that things didn’t have to be perfect to work out.

Slowly I extended one hand and kept the other in my pocket. “Just come stand here with me and look at the wall and stop being so obstinate.”

She crossed her arms over her chest. “What if I said no?”

I took a few steps toward her until we were toe-to-toe. I didn’t say anything. Instead I just smiled and put my hands on her waist, lifting her in the air. She squealed as I walked backwards a few steps before setting her down a couple feet away.

“You’re very persistent, Mr. Chapman.”

I took her hands in mine. “I am when I know what I want and I’ve known that I’ve wanted you since the first time I saw you. The first time you opened your mouth and spoke to me. I knew there wasn’t going to be anyone else but you.” Slowly I turned her toward the wall and she gasped, removing her hands from mine and covering her mouth as soon as she read the words I painted on the wall: Will you marry me?

I pulled the velvet box out of my pocket and stood in front of her before I got down on one knee and opened the box, holding it open for her. The woman at Tiffany’s told me the diamond cut was called the Lucida after the brightest star in a constellation. She didn’t even need to tell me all of that before I was sold on the square diamond with it’s diamond side stones and  opened curved diamond band. There something incredibly unique about it. Something that caught my eye. Just like Monica did.

I swallowed hard, trying to focus on my words instead of the tears that welled up in her eyes. These weren’t tears of sorrow like the night she poured her soul to me after Alpha Mu’s barn dance. These were tears of joy. “Monica Remy, It’s been three years since you first walked into my life. Three of the best years I’ve ever had. We’ve laughed together. Cried together. Everything. Together. I can’t imagine my life without you. I picked out this apartment especially so I could share it with you and our future collectively. And I hope that you’ll do me the honor of marrying me.”

I held my breath waiting for her response, counting down each second to my heart beat. Finally she nodded slowly before removing her hands from her mouth. “Yes,” she whispered. “Yes. Yes. Yes. A million times yes!” she said louder.

I couldn’t hold the grin that was threatening to split my face. I put the ring on her finger, slowly standing up before wrapping her arms around her waist. “You’ve made me the happiest man in the world tonight, Monica.”


ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Magan Vernon is a Young Adult and New Adult writer who lives with her family in the insurance capital of the world. When not writing she spends her time fighting over fake boyfriends via social media. You can find her online on 
Website  |  Facebook  |  Twitter 

{Cover Reveal} Sugar On The Edge by Sawyer Bennett

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Title: Sugar On The Edge
Series: Last Call #3
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: 28th July 2014

BLURB:
He’s utterly alone…
Tortured and existing in a dark spiral of despair, bestselling British author, Gavin Cooke, has come to the Outer Banks of North Carolina to escape the seedy lifestyle he had been living in London and in a desperate attempt to regain his writing focus. He’s twisted, bitter and angry at the world. He’s a loner… needing not a single thing other than his Scotch and a laptop upon which he can bang out his next erotic, dark thriller.

She’s running in place and getting nowhere…
Savannah Shepherd’s life is falling apart. Her dream of being a wildlife photographer seems a distant memory and she’s barely able to make ends meet. Driving herself forward with no clear goals apparent, she’s about ready to pack up her bags and head home with her tail between her legs.

Two unlikely lovers…
He’s raw, forceful and a dirty talker. She’s a flowers and romance type of girl. Yet within each other, they find a mutual craving that can only be satisfied by giving in to their desires for one another.
Lust turns into something more… something they were not looking for but tentatively accept. Will it be enough to push them past the obstacles of Gavin’s bitter past?

*SUGAR ON THE EDGE can be read as a stand-alone*

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
USA Today Best-Selling author, Sawyer Bennett, is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. She is married to a mobster (well, a market researcher) and they have two big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

Stacking The Shelves #19

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Stacking The Shelves is hosted by Tynga's Reviews and is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves.

Gifted:

Nil by Lynne Matson
I was so surprised to have won this in the #WinNIL Twitter giveaway!!
Thanks so much Lynne Matson, I'm so excited to start this one!!!

Thanks so much to Rachel Harris for these pretties!!

ARCs for Review:

Accidentally Married on Purpose by Rachel Harris
Thanks to Entangled Publishing via Netgalley

Lets Get Lost by Adi Alsaid
Thanks to Harlequin Teen via Netgalley

Purchased:

Sweet Thing by Renee Carlino
Sweet Little Thing by Renee Carlino
I've started Sweet Thing & loving it so far
I'm also sooooo excited that she'll be at the Sydney Author Event in November SQEEEEAL!!!!!!

Tell Me When by Stina Lindenblatt
I have been wanting to read this for ages & can't wait to get started!

Well that's what's new to my bookshelf - what about you?

NA Crush Tourney 2014 ❤ #TeamQUINN ❤

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QUINN

Hi everyone *waves* ’m so excited to be the advocate for QUINN from BEFORE YOU BREAK by Christina Lee in this years NA Crush Tourney!! I love a swoon worthy hero and you can’t get much swoonier than QUINN!! He is one of my all time favourite book BFs and if you haven’t met him yet, you’re in for a treat!!!

So why should you vote for QUINN???

SWOON WORTHY PERSONALITY

The Ultimate Tortured Soul
After tragically loosing his best friend in a car accident in high school. Believing it was his fault QUINN continues to punish himself, not really living his own life. 

He was handsome and broody. It always seemed like he had a lot on his mind.” – Ella

Heart Of Gold
Trying to make amends for what he believes was his fault, he tries to live the life that his friend will never get the chance to live. How can you not fall in love with such a selfless guy?

“I’m in deep, too. With this boy—whose kisses, bravery, and tender heart make me melt. Plus, he’s damn hot and I want him more than I’ve wanted anyone else in my life,” - Ella


NOT a Man-Whore WOO HOO!!!
As a college sports star QUINN could have his pick of any girl there, but no, he only has eyes for his girl. Certainly no man-whoring around for this baseball star!

“…he was pretty serious about baseball and school. And not about girls or partying.” - Ella

Knows How To Give A Complement!
Let's face it, doesn't every girl love a complement every now & then?! Well QUINN most certainly knows how to make a girl feel beautiful and cherished. Ella is one lucky luck lady!!

“Don’t you realize how gorgeous you are?” – Quinn

“Hey, baby. You look kissable,” - Quinn

“Goddamn. You’re gorgeous, Ella,” - Quinn

“Gabriella’s a pretty name,” he said, trailing his fingers through my hair, as if combing away my worries. “For a pretty girl - Quinn


SEXY GOOD LOOKS
Hot Body!
On top os QUINN's swoon worthy personality, he's also pretty easy on the eyes. As a star pitcher for his college baseball team, he's got the yummy muscly toned body to match! And let's not forget those hard working calloused hands from working on his cars *swoon*

"His height, his muscled forearms from baseball, his fit stomach and calves." - Ella

“It’s just . . . I’m sure you know that you’re hot, Quinn,” she said, her gaze generously roaming over me. “You have an amazing body.” – Ella

I felt drunk on his gruff voice. On his touch. I was hyperaware of how his calloused fingers were tracing lazy circles along my palms. - Ella


Oh YES you most certainly want to know what QUINN wants to do!!!


So QUINN is basically the WHOLE PACKAGE, with his brooding tortured soul, sexy good looks and heart of gold, he is the perfect book boyfriend!! So what are you waiting for???

VOTE FOR QUINN NOW!!! <3

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{Review + GIVEAWAY} Breaking Fences by Juliana Haygert

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Title: Breaking Fences
Series: The Breaking Series #2
Author: Juliana Haygert
Published: 13th June 2014
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: eARC provided by author for fair & honest review
Rating: 4/5

BLURB:
All Beatriz “Bia” Fernandes wants is to prove herself—to her family and friends—though it’s hard to prove anything with an overbearing father and three famous polo-playing older brothers. After her acceptance into college results in a heated family argument, the Brazilian girl leaves everything behind to find her own American dream.

College life away from home is perfect until the people she believes to be her friends turn on her. With lies and rumors threatening to suffocate her, Bia turns to her only freedom. Riding.

But one thing gets in the way of her escape. Garrett Blackwell and his bad cowboy attitude. Working at the ranch is his obligation, bugging Bia is his newfound hobby. His thick skin and easy grin don’t hide what Bia already knows—this misunderstood and lonely cowboy fights his own demons. Brushing horses’ coats and mucking out stalls shouldn’t be this sexy, and it isn’t long before he becomes a part of her distraction.

However, escaping won’t solve her problems, and it’s up to Bia to break down the fences around her and prove her strength—not to her family and friends, but to herself … and for Garrett. Because standing on her own doesn’t have to mean standing alone.

** Companion novel of Breaking the Reins. Can be read out of order **
** For mature readers (17+) **


Vibrant & Sexy - Can't Wait For More In This Series! 

REVIEW:
The story:
Bia is going through a real time of self discovery, trying to find some independence away from her parents and out of the shadow of her successful Polo playing brothers. Moving away to go to college, she has plans of becoming a vet, making new friends, and having a fantastic adventure. But it doesn't all go according to plan. She catches the eye of one very persistent frat guy, Jonah, along with the wrath of his ex girlfriend Audrey. In hopes of winning him back Audrey makes Bia's life hell, spreading rumours and lies, purely because of her Brazilian background. Bia struggles with the unwanted attention and questions everything she says or does, worried how everyone will perceive her usually fun and carefree personality.

Her only escape is on the range with the horses, where she actually feels like her old self again. But even there she can't completely escape realty with horse trainer,  Garrett making her feel so confused about everything. Bia has to ask herself what being independent and finding herself truly means, and if Garrett fits into her new life?

The characters:
Bia, the happy, outgoing Brazilian girl with a passion for horses. She's such a vibrant character when we first met her in Breaking the Reins, but we get to see another side to her now. She's vulnerable and afraid to truly be herself for fear of being labeled a 'slut'. Bia does a lot of soul searching in this book, trying to discover who she is away from her family, while not letting the ignorant rumours affect how she acts. It was great to see her grow into a person she was comfortable being.

Garrett is quite a mystery early on, and we only leaner little snippets of information about his past. He's very closed off and doesn't open up easily to anyone. He has he's reasons and it takes a while for him to open up, but when he did it was clear why he acted the way he did.

There are quite a few supporting characters, Creepy Jonah, Queen Bitch Audrey and her loyal followers, Garrett's father, Wise Tom the Stable Manger and Bia's brother & his girlfriend - Leo & Hannah make a few appearances too. And while Audrey and her sorority friends where a little cliched, it didn't effect my enjoyment of the story.

The romance:
With very few people in his life who actually love and care about Garrett, he doesn't share he's secrets easily, but when spending time with Bia he starts to find happiness that he never thought possible. With their shared love of horses, they connect and start to fall for each other - these two where really good for one another.

The writing:
This is my third book by Juliana and I just love her writing. She has a fluid and very natural writing style that makes her stories flow very smoothly. They are also filled with emotion and passionate characters.

FINAL WORD:
After reading Breaking The Reins,I  immediately started begging for a companion novel because I loved it that much! And I'm happy to say I wasn't disappointed! I will now pester Juliana for Hilary's book, because I just know there is an awesome story to be told there!!! 

CONTENT:
Sexuality: medium / sex scenes, discussions of sex and slut-shaming 
Violence: mild / some minor animal cruelty (more verbal than physical)
Language: medium / several f words
Drugs & alcohol: mild / some drinking at parties 


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{Cover Reveal + GC GIVEAWAY} Cursed by Fire by Danielle Annett

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Title: Cursed by Fire
Series: Blood & Magic #1
Author: Danielle Annett
Designer: Mae I Design
Genre: Urban Fantasy
Release Date: January 2015

BLURB:
It has been six years since the Awakening and peace in Spokane, Washington is still tenuous at best. The vampires and shifters are all vying for control of the city and the humans seem to be the ones suffering the consequences, or so it seems.

Aria Naveed has spent the last two years of her life fighting to make the many wrongs of the world right, but soon finds out that the humans aren’t as weak as they appear and may be a more terrifying foe than any of the other races combined.

When a stranger rolls into town with trouble on his heels, Aria finds herself trapped in the middle of a battle that could cost her more than she has bargained for as a fight for justice turns into an unexpected fight for her life.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Danielle Annett is a reader, writer, photographer, and the blogger behind Coffee and Characters. Born in the SF Bay area, she now resides in Spokane, WA, the primary location for her Blood & Magic series.
Addicted to coffee at an early age, she spends her restless nights putting pen to paper as she tries to get all of the stories out of her head before the dogs wake up the rest of the house and vye for her attention. 
You can learn more about Danielle on her website found at 
or follow on on facebook at 
and on twitter 
@Danielle_Annett

EXCERPT:
“Mike you and I both know that that isn’t going to happen so why don’t you just tell me what fur ball they’re going to saddle me with.” I said as I collected my stack of papers and organized them into a semi-neat pile.
Mike noisily cleared his voice, “Uh hey Ari…”
“God I hope that whoever it is that he isn’t a complete moron. If I’m going to be stuck with a pack partner, the least they can do is send me someone competent.” Mike noisily cleared his throat again.
“What?” I asked, looking up from my desk. 
I was greeted by a tall man standing just inside the office, casually leaning against the doorframe. He had tousled brown hair and steely grey colored eyes. High cheekbones and a strong jaw formed his masculine face and a hint of stubble dusted his jaw line, not enough to appear unkempt but just enough to give a roguish impression. Dressed in black jeans, a black T, and a black leather jacket, he oozed tall, dark and handsome with deadly intent.
“That would be this fur ball right here.” He said, an arrogant grin lifting the corner of his mouth. I let my head fall to the surface of my desk, then for good measure I gently knocked my forehead on its smooth surface, one, two, three times. Dammit I couldn’t believe I had just called him a freaking fur ball! I could feel my cheeks warm in embarrassment and did my best to hide it.
“You all done with the show?” He asked as I lifted my head from the desk. I glared at him for good measure and then allowed my head to connect with the desk’s surface once more before sitting up. rubbing the slight sting away “Yea, I’m done.” I told him. Well, at least this wouldn’t be as bad as I had thought. James was the only shifter that I actually personally knew and was one of the few individuals I considered a friend. I met James about six months ago at a shifter bar downtown, though at the time I didn’t actually know that it was a shifter bar.
A group of coyotes had decided I was easy prey and were giving me a pretty hard time. James had intervened before things got out of hand which basically meant that he stopped me from wiping the floor with their coyote asses and burning the entire building to ash.  It was probably a good thing that he had stepped in but I remember being furious with him at the time, I had really wanted to give those bastards a piece of my mind and show them that I wasn’t just some naive little girl. That was back when I was still cocky over my abilities. Things had changed since then and the thought was sobering. Now being a pyrokinetic was something I had to hide and honestly, that just plain sucked.
“So, you’re my partner?”
James nodded, his face going serious, “Yea I’m you’re partner, ready to do something reckless?”
I smiled at that, James knew me all to well. 
“Absolutely.”
Grabbing my messenger bag I followed James out of the office, aware of Mike’s unapproving gaze on my every step.

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{Review} Sugar On The Edge by Sawyer Bennett

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Title: Sugar On The Edge
Series: Last Call #3
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Published: 28th July
Age Group: Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Source: eARC provided by author for fair & honest review
Rating: 4/5

BLURB:
He’s utterly alone…

Tortured and existing in a dark spiral of despair, bestselling British author, Gavin Cooke, has come to the Outer Banks of North Carolina to escape the seedy lifestyle he had been living in London and in a desperate attempt to regain his writing focus. He’s twisted, bitter and angry at the world. He’s a loner… needing not a single thing other than his Scotch and a laptop upon which he can bang out his next erotic, dark thriller.

She’s running in place and getting nowhere…

Savannah Shepherd’s life is falling apart. Her dream of being a wildlife photographer seems a distant memory and she’s barely able to make ends meet. Driving herself forward with no clear goals apparent, she’s about ready to pack up her bags and head home with her tail between her legs.

Two unlikely lovers…

He’s raw, forceful and a dirty talker. She’s a flowers and romance type of girl. Yet within each other, they find a mutual craving that can only be satisfied by giving in to their desires for one another.
Lust turns into something more… something they were not looking for but tentatively accept. Will it be enough to push them past the obstacles of Gavin’s bitter past?

*SUGAR ON THE EDGE can be read as a stand-alone*

A is collision of raw FILTH and SWEET romance! 

REVIEW:
The story:
Best selling author, Gavin, has moved to the US from England to finish writing his next book. After a traumatic incident leaves him emotional scared he uses his writing and alcohol to numb the pain. That is until Savannah walks into his life. She's a breath of fresh air and makes him feel like he can breathe again after drowning in his past for so long. 

Savannah & Gavin couldn't be more different. Sav is softly spoken, artistic and has a hidden inner strength she rarely shows. Gavin on the other hand, is raw and gritty and oh so wickedly dirty. But when he hires her to clean his new house, their worlds collide in hot and sexy fireball!

But despite knowing that he's attracted to Savannah he's not sure he's good enough for her. Can Gavin overcome he's past and open himself up to a future with Savannah, or will his demons rip them apart forever?

The characters:
Gavin Cooke is a dark and tormented man and is all kinds of filthy.

“Are you ready for my brand of filth?” - Gavin 

He's lost in a pit of emotional turmoil and is struggling to deal with it all. But spending time with Savannah brings him back to life and we get to see him grow from angry and frustrated, into a sexy and kind man. He still makes plenty of mistake and sometimes I felt like shaking some sense into him, but he won me over in the end.

At first glance Savannah is a quiet, unassuming girl. Gavin describes her as the 'anti-heroine' when her first meets her, because he sees her as a bit of a push over and not strong enough to make her own story. But Savannah is anything but weak. She's made it through difficult times in her past, but she's toughed it out and is making a life for herself. I loved seeing her prove Gavin wrong and show him how much of a strong heroine she could be.

The romance:
The romance between Savannah is sort of backwards and messy, but just seems to work perfectly for these characters. They are so completely opposite to each other and challenge one another in every aspect of their lives.

But let me just say… my brand of filth compliments Savannah’s sweet very well. It’s a match made in heaven, I’m thinking.” - Gavin

The love scenes between these two were seriously HOT! There is also some light bondage etc, but not a lot. I would still classify this as a romance not erotica.

The writing:
Sawyer's romance novels are fabulous! The is always the perfect balance of sexiness, warmth and humour. The witty banter was excellent and strengthened the believability of the quick paced romance. I loved their nicknames for each other, Filth and Sweet <3 They never changed who they are, but instead they fit together like to puzzle pieces.

FINAL WORD:
Sugar On The Edge is collision of raw FILTH and SWEET romance! If you love opposites attract romances, don't miss this one!

CONTENT:
Sexuality: medium-strong / several descriptive sex scenes, some minor bondage
Violence: mild
Language: strong / frequent f words etc
Drugs & alcohol: medium-strong / main character drank heavily in the past

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