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Book Lovin' Mamas has reviewed 46 books this year.

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Review: ‘How to Get Lucky’ by Erin McCarthy

I received a complimentary copy of the book from the Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: ‘How to Get Lucky’ by Erin McCarthy

How To Get Lucky

by Erin McCarthy
Series: Sexy in NYC #3
Published by Self-Published on June 22, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Source: Author
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four-stars

Sometimes there is more than one way to get lucky…
Allison Parker knows winning the New York state lottery is impossible for a retail slave and fashion designer wanna-be who doesn’t, uh, play the lottery. But after a particularly bad day at work and a random prediction from a quirky psychic, she does just that, and wins. Money. Lots of it.
Marco Lucky is exhausted over his bandmates and their diva antics and is looking for an escape. Yet finding a quiet spot in New York City is damn near impossible and he’s already tired of the women hitting on him strictly because he’s famous. But then the crazy brunette with the winning lottery ticket tells him exactly what she thinks of him and it isn't flattering. He finds himself determined to get to know her better... a whole lot better and prove he is worth her time.
Allison figures it’s only fitting that she be the first woman in the history of ever to hit the lottery and score a smoking hot rock star all in one night, only to wake up with her entire life destroyed a mere eighteen hours later when her lottery ticket is missing. Marco’s offer of help makes her feel like the biggest lame ass loser ever, and while she can't take his money, she can take a weekend in LA and some smoking hot sex. But that's all it can be with him rich and hitting the road and her hitting the unemployment line.
From two different cities, and two different worlds, can Marco and Allison put the issue of money to bed? Because being lucky in love just might be hitting the jackpot after all…
HOW TO GET LUCKY is book three in the "Sexy in NYC" series. The first two books, The Pregnancy Test and You Don't Know Jack, are also currently available by USA Today and NY Times bestselling author Erin McCarthy. After ten years of waiting to conclude the series, follow these girlfriends as they all find love, laughter, and labels in Manhattan.

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Mini DNF Review – ‘Random & Rare’ by Cat Porter

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Mini DNF Review – ‘Random & Rare’ by Cat Porter

Random & Rare

by Cat Porter
Series: Lock & Key #2
Published by Self-Published on March 10th 2015
Genres: MC Romance
Pages: 262
Format: eArc
Source: Author
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dnf

I am that gash in her soul.Once I loved Grace, really loved her.And she loved me, and it was so fucking beautiful.Once.That pendulum swings to and fro.We’re here,and then we’re—No.How can that rare beautiful be rendered irrelevant, intangible when I still feel so damn much?Does all that energy, that glory, that significance simply dissolve?Turn to smoke?To nothing?It can’t. It just can’t.Are the moments that shape us absolutely random?Is time not fluid?I made promises to them, to her.Especially to her.Promises I still burn to keep.

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ARC Review: ‘Naughty King’ by Michelle A. Valentine

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ARC Review: ‘Naughty King’ by Michelle A. Valentine

Naughty King

by Michelle A. Valentine
Series: A Sexy Manhattan Fairytale #1
Published by Self-Published on March 14, 2015
Format: eArc
Source: Author
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four-stars

The King Always Gets His Way.
Women, business, pleasure: When I want it, I get it. I’m never denied. Including her. I will break her. I will show her who the king of this city really is. The Feisty Princess of Manhattan will learn I am not a man that can be tempted. No matter how damn bad I want her in my bed.

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ARC Review: ‘Lure’ by Alyssa Rose Ivy

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ARC Review: ‘Lure’ by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Lure

by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Series: The Allure Chronicles #1
Published by Self-Published on February 16, 2015
Format: eArc
Source: Author
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four-half-stars

There's danger in the beauty...
Two years, six months, and twenty-five days. That's how long it had been since I'd seen my winged hero— not that I'd been counting. I'd suffered through years of counseling just to convince my friends and family that I wasn't crazy and knew he didn't exist.
But he did. And I was done waiting.
Days after college graduation I headed back down to New Orleans to retrace my steps and find Owen again only to find my life was about to get even crazier... thanks to the most beautiful and dangerous of all paranormal creatures, the Allures.

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Review: Seduction’s Kiss by Alyssa Rose Ivy

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Review: Seduction’s Kiss by Alyssa Rose Ivy

Seduction's Kiss

by Alyssa Rose Ivy
Series: The Allure Chronicles #0.5
Published by Self-Published on January 29th 2015
Pages: 121
Format: eArc
Source: Author
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four-stars

*Prequel novella to Lure (The Allure Chronicles #1)*
Never agree to a road trip to New Orleans with your roommate. At least not when your roommate is dragging you along while she reconnects with an ex-boyfriend. Possible consequences of failing to take my advice:
1) Unknowingly going out with a vampire stripper2) Getting kidnapped by said vampire's nest mates3) Falling head over heels for your winged hero
Believe it or not number 3 is the worst one, especially when no one believes you that he exists.

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ARC Review: ‘Good Girls Don’t’ by Rosalie Lario

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ARC Review: ‘Good Girls Don’t’ by Rosalie Lario

Good Girls Don't

by Rosalie Lario
Series: Everly Brothers #2
Published by Self-Published on November 17, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eArc
Source: Author
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five-stars

Good girls don’t do one-night stands…
If there’s one thing Lyssa Rivera knows, it’s that good girls don’t do one-night stands. But it only takes a few hours in the company of sexy businessman, James Everly, to change her mind. All she wants is a night of sin with the man who’s admittedly way out of her league. Then she can go back to being painfully, boringly good.
James Everly doesn’t do relationships, not after the horrible example set by his parents. When he meets a luscious, irresistible woman at his favorite bar, he’s more than ready to show her a night of ecstasy, but that’s all it could ever be. He certainly never plans on seeing her again. Yet when he shows up at his meeting the next morning to woo a venture capitalist, he’s shocked to find his competition is the very woman whose bed he just left.
James knows he should stay away. He’s no good at long term, and that’s what a woman like Lyssa deserves. But as the two vie for the investor’s attention, he finds himself struggling to choose between the family business and the woman whose touch makes him burn with desire.

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Audiobook Review: ‘Darkness Awakened’ by Katie Reus

Audiobook Review: ‘Darkness Awakened’ by Katie Reus

Darkness Awakened

by Katie Reus
Series: Darkness #1
Published by Katie Reus on November 3, 2013
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 161
Format: AudioBook
Source: Purchased
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Goodreads
five-stars

Years ago he ended things between them to protect her…
As leader of one of the fiercest werewolf packs in the south, Finn Stavros is in full battle mode 24/7. He has no choice—he’s one of the few beings strong enough to fight the Akkadian demons, whose mysterious escape from hell threatens the entire world. With the battle turning bloodier by the second, Finn is ready for anything…until his vampire long lost love shows up on his doorstep in desperate need of his help, sending his heart into a tailspin. He agrees to help her, unaware that she carries a shocking secret that will turn his life upside down.
This time, he’s not letting her go…
Vampire Lyra Marius curses the day she met Finn. The ruthless werewolf promised to love her forever, but he rejected her instead—before she could share her life altering news. Pregnant, kicked out of her coven, and cast aside by the love of her life, Lyra struggled to raise their rare shifter-vampire daughter Vega alone among humans. When the 16-year-old is kidnapped and used to fulfill a frightening prophecy, Lyra swallows her pride and turns to Finn for help. But how long can she fight her feelings for him and keep him from guessing the truth about who Vega really is? As they race against the clock to save their daughter, they must defeat the lethal threat imposed by demons infiltrating the human world and a hell gate that could not only reveal their existence to mankind, but destroy the world in the process.

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ARC Review: ‘Bone Deep’ by Brooklyn Skye

I received a complimentary copy of the book from the Blog Tour Host in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

ARC Review: ‘Bone Deep’ by Brooklyn Skye

BONE DEEP

by Brooklyn Skye
Published by Self-Published on September 23, 2014
Genres: New Adult
Format: eArc
Source: Blog Tour Host
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four-stars

The boy who wants forgiveness… Haunted by the train accident his father instigated, college freshman Krister Ledoux is obsessed with finding the person sending him cryptic hate mail. He knows it’s one of them—a family member of one of the accident victims, and he’s willing to go to hell and back to find out which one.
The girl he can’t forget… She was a stranger who kissed him in the middle of the train station, and now she’s the girl who pleads with her eyes for Krister to be the distraction she’s so desperate for. Krister doesn’t know what it is about her, why he’s sucked into playing Cambria’s game… All he knows is that when he’s with her, he isn’t consumed with thoughts of the crash.
The collision that can’t be avoided… Cambria doesn’t know who Krister is—that he’s the son of the town’s most infamous killer, and he knows if his true identity surfaces he’ll lose her forever. However secrets can’t stay buried forever, and now Krister must fight to prove that their bone-deep connection is far more powerful than the hatred she now has toward him.

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Review: ‘Falling for Fate’ by Caisey Quinn

Review: ‘Falling for Fate’ by Caisey Quinn

Falling for Fate

by Caisey Quinn
Series: Second Chance #2
Published by Self-Published on September 23, 2014
Genres: New Adult
Pages: 358
Format: eArc
Source: Blog Tour Host
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Goodreads
four-stars

Fate Buchanan just wants to escape the constraints of her old life. After checking her mother into rehab and catching her fiancé with her maid of honor the night before their wedding, she ran. Angry and hurt, she’s aching to do something reckless.
Dean Maxwell is having one last summer of freedom before taking over his family’s multi-billion dollar medical conglomerate. When he sees a beautiful woman running down the beach alone after dark, he knows it’s not safe. So he does something impulsive.
When their paths cross unexpectedly after a night of unbridled passion, neither of them can forget the memory of the affair they shared. What began as one night is about to become a whole lot more.
Coming Fall 2014
*While part of the Second Chance series, this novel is a standalone.

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Review: ‘Wild Girls Rule’ by Rosalie Lario

Review: ‘Wild Girls Rule’ by Rosalie Lario

Wild Girls Rule

by Rosalie Lario
Series: Everly Brothers #1
Published by Self-Published on September 28, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 244
Format: eArc
Source: Author
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five-stars

Wild girls get what they want…
After moving to New York City, Hailey Thompson lands a job as the assistant to her older brother’s best friend - and her childhood crush - Andrew Everly. Seeing Andrew again both thrills and terrifies her. The lighthearted boy she remembers has grown into an impossibly handsome man, but he’s also become a cold and ruthless businessman.
When Andrew agrees to hire Hailey as a favor to his childhood friend, he still thinks of her as the fresh-faced girl that he knew growing up. On the contrary, she’s all woman. Temptation in a short skirt. As alluring as she is though, the little beauty is far too flighty for a man like him…not to mention that he’s her boss.
As Andrew secretly struggles with his self-control, Hailey does everything in her power to crack his rigid façade. After being forced to spend a weekend away together on business, Andrew’s rigorously sculpted mask of discipline begins to slip, and Hailey gladly takes advantage of the opportunity to educate him in the ways of seduction. He can claim all he wants that he likes his women elegant and controlled, but Hailey knows a dirty little secret…when it comes to matters of the heart, wild girls rule.

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