Review: Royally Screwed (Royally #1) by Emma Chase

Posted on Tuesday, October 25, 2016 11:07 PM
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Title: Royally Screwed
Author: Emma Chase
Series: Royally #1

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Stars: 5 Royal Stars
Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crowned Prince of Wessco, aka His Royal Hotness, is wickedly charming, devastatingly handsome, and unabashedly arrogant; hard not to be when people are constantly bowing down to you.

Then, one snowy night in Manhattan, the prince meets a dark haired beauty who doesn't bow down. Instead, she throws a pie in his face.
Nicholas wants to find out if she tastes as good as her pie, and this heir apparent is used to getting what he wants.

Dating a prince isn't what waitress Olivia Hammond ever imagined it would be.
There's a disapproving queen, a wildly inappropriate spare heir, relentless paparazzi, and brutal public scrutiny. While they've traded in horse drawn carriages for Rolls Royces, and haven't chopped anyone's head off lately, the royals are far from accepting of this commoner.

But to Olivia, Nicholas is worth it.
Nicholas grew up with the whole world watching, and now Marriage Watch is in full force. In the end, Nicholas has to decide who he is and, more importantly, who he wants to be: a King... or the man who gets to love Olivia forever.
!!!THIS.BOOK.WAS.EPIC.AND.THEN.SOME!!!
Well, I don't know where to start. Everything, and I mean E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G was perfectly written in this book!! The characters were so distinguished from one another, each one of them had a personality feature to make them special and not once did I spot any out of character moments. Every single scene was also special and there weren't any repetitions. I, personally, don't like daily routine kind of scenes, cause I get "royally" bored *wink*, so the fact that I didn't read any of those scenes in this book, is a BIG win my book!! And I should probably not talk about the dialogues, because I won't stop. There was lots of humor, flirtation, witty comebacks, adorableness and of course wisdom in them! In other words, I more than enjoyed the interractions between the characters!!
So, the story begings with Nicholas and his friend Simon entering Olivia's Cafe. Nicholas is drunk for reasons and reasons, and long story short, nothing good ever comes out of being drunk,
“You want to pay me ten thousand dollars to have sex with you?”

“More than once and in a dozen different positions. I could” —he makes air quotes— “‘woo’ you, but that takes time.” He taps his watch. A Rolex, diamonds and platinum—easily $130,000. “And I’m pathetically short on time these days.”

I snort, getting over the shock. “I’m not sleeping with you for money.”

“Why not?”

“Because I’m not a prostitute.”
Nicholas, being the noble, sincere guy that he is, wants to make it up on Olivia and asks her out. So, who in her right mind wouldn't want to go on a date with a handsome prince?!
Apparently, Olivia!
“Would you like to have coffee sometime, Olivia? With me?”

It’s been years since I’ve asked a woman out on a real date. It’s strange — exhilarating and nerve-racking at the same time.

“I don’t like coffee. Never touch the stuff.”

My eyes roll over the room. “You work in a coffee house.”

“Exactly.”
The prince's charm is a lot more powerful than Olivia thought, though.
“Are you trying to be cute?”

“No. I don’t have to try…it just sort of happens.”
It doesn't take long before they both develop strong feelings for each other, which is good and bad at the same time! Good, because they're perfect for each other obviously. Bad, because every prince is duty bound! Nicholas finds himself trying to get out of whatever keeps him bound and away from Olivia, but it's not as easy as it looks!
“I don’t like it here, Nicholas.”

His brows pinch, like he’s in pain. “I know. I never should have brought you here. It’s the most selfish thing I’ve ever done. But… I can’t be sorry for it. Because you have come to mean everything to me.”
I'm gonna take a minute here and talk about Henry. He's absolutely the perfect baby brother for Nicholas! He's a troublemaker, diobedient, restless, CUTE and hilarious. Although, his love and admiration for Nicholas is what makes us like him the most!!
I don't think I need to say more about how magical and captivating Royally Screwed is. Emma Chase has done an amazing job writing it and there's no doubt in my mind that whoever reads it, is going to be satisfied and left wanting more.!!

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Review: Playboy Pilot by Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

Posted on Monday, October 10, 2016 3:40 PM
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Title: Playboy Pilot
Author: Penelope Ward , Vi Keeland
Series: None

Stars: 5 "Perky" Stars!!
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Money or love? Which would you choose?

You probably just answered the question in your head thinking it's an easy decision.
For me, it's not. Did I mention it's a lot of money? A hell of a lot.
I needed to go far away to think it through.
As I embarked on an impulsive trip, I hit a detour when I met sexy Carter in the airport lounge. We struck up a heated conversation.
Then, he left.
I thought I'd never see him again.
But fate had other plans.
Surprise! He was the pilot of my flight.
The bigger surprise was the adventure that followed after the plane landed.
Carter was dangerous and always on the move.
Even though our connection was magnetic, I knew it was only temporary.
He would give me tickets, and I would follow him around the world to exotic places.
A bevy of flight attendant exes and rumors about Carter's reputation were never far behind.
I didn't know what to believe.
But I was addicted. Nothing else mattered anymore. And I was going to get hurt. Because a part of me wanted to be the one to finally ground the playboy pilot.
At the very least, he was taking me on a thrilling ride.
All good things must come to an end, right?
Except our ending was one I didn't see coming.
Kendall is a 24-year-old woman who comes from money. When she's faced with an important decision to make, she impulsively packs her bags and decides to take a trip. the problem here, though, is, she doesn't know where to go.

She founds herself at the bar, in the airport trying to decide where to go when she meets this handsome, mysterious man, Enter Carter Clynes. So, they start talking, doing a little bit of flirting (mostly on Carter's part) and before she knows it she's on her way to Rio. And surprise, surpise Carter Clynes is the captain on her flight!!

After that, they pretty much get to talking and they both find themselves sharing stuff with each other. When Carter has to go back to work, they are both reluctant to let each other go and so Kendall starts following him around on his trips.
"There is no way I was ready to let you go. I don't know what this is, but it's the best thing I have in my life right now, and I don't want to lose it."
They decide to keep things platonic between them at the beginning and just enjoy their time together. -When has that ever work? Never!!!- So, of course, they cross the line and soon enough they can't keep from touching each other all the time. Eventually, Kendall's problem is catching up with her and she has to make a decision whether to br risky and choose Carter or to stay safe and choose to go back.
"This is crazy, right? Falling in love so fast? But I'm convinced that's how it happens when it's the real thing. You just know when it feels right."
Playboy Pilot was a heart-warming, hilarious read for me. I enjoyed every second of it and I found myself wanting to read it again and again. Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland managed to give us an incredible story again. I mean I thought nothing could top Cocky Bastard?! I was wrong! Speaking of which, I loved Chance's short little scene. As usual it was funny!!

Honestly, this book was amazing! I highly recommend it to whoever wants to read something funny, touching, exciting and adventurous! You're not gonna want to put it down!!

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STACKING THE SHELVES #94

Posted on Sunday, October 9, 2016 12:57 PM
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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It gives us a chance to share with readers what we bought, borrowed, swapped, won or got for review each week.

This week we read:

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Sofia's books


  
 

I got to read some great releases that I had missed due to uni! It's time to write some reviews now when all I want to do is READdddddddd :)

Melina's Books

  

What did you read this week? Have you read any of the books we got this week? What did you think?
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Sofia T.

WAITING ON WEDNESDAY #106 Royally Screwed (Royally #1) by Emma Chase

Posted on Wednesday, October 5, 2016 2:37 PM
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Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine and is where we can talk about books we are looking forward to being released.

Title: Royally Screwed
Author: Emma Chase
Series: Royally #1
Expected publication: October 18th 2016

Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crowned Prince of Wessco, aka His Royal Hotness, is wickedly charming, devastatingly handsome, and unabashedly arrogant; hard not to be when people are constantly bowing down to you.
Then, one snowy night in Manhattan, the prince meets a dark haired beauty who doesn't bow down. Instead, she throws a pie in his face.
Nicholas wants to find out if she tastes as good as her pie, and this heir apparent is used to getting what he wants.
Dating a prince isn't what waitress Olivia Hammond ever imagined it would be.
There's a disapproving queen, a wildly inappropriate spare heir, relentless paparazzi, and brutal public scrutiny. While they've traded in horse drawn carriages for Rolls Royces, and haven't chopped anyone's head off lately, the royals are far from accepting of this commoner.
But to Olivia, Nicholas is worth it.
Nicholas grew up with the whole world watching, and now Marriage Watch is in full force. In the end, Nicholas has to decide who he is and, more importantly, who he wants to be: a King... or the man who gets to love Olivia forever.
What are you waiting on Wednesday? 
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Sofia T.

Book Blitz, Review & Giveaway: Deadly Silence (Blood Brothers #1) by Rebecca Zanetti

Posted on Monday, October 3, 2016 2:35 PM
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Title: Deadly Silence
Author: Rebecca Zanetti
Series: Blood Brothers #1

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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DON'T LOOK BACK
Under siege. That's how Ryker Jones feels. The Lost Bastards Investigative Agency he opened up with his blood brothers has lost a client in a brutal way. The past he can't outrun is resurfacing, threatening to drag him down in the undertow. And the beautiful woman he's been trying to keep at arm's length is in danger...and he'll destroy anything and anyone to keep her safe.
Paralegal Zara Remington is in over her head. She's making risky moves at work by day and indulging in an affair with a darkly dangerous PI by night. There's a lot Ryker isn't telling her and the more she uncovers, the less she wants to know. But when all hell breaks loose, Ryker may be the only one to save her. If his past doesn't catch up to them first...
Review 
This was FREAKING fantastic!

I’m a HUGE fan of the Sin Brothers series and even though I loved Total Surrender, the last book in the series, Jory’s book, I’m SUPER excited to say that it’s not over! Blood Brothers, Zanetti’s new series, is a spin off series to the Sin Brothers series and introduces a trio of brothers who are trying to survive while looking for answers.

Ryker and his brothers find the lost. When the law firm that Zara works for hires their services, Zara never expects to develop a relationship for Ryker. Yet, two months later, Ryker and Zara are still trying to understand where they stand when Ryker’s past comes back to haunt them.

Deadly Silence was freaking BRILLIANT!! *throws confetti*

Everything was amazing - the action, the suspense, the R-O-M-A-N-C-E, Ryker’s brothers, the Dean Brothers and some new and old characters! Zanetti is a GENIOUS! The brilliance of the plot will blow you away! There are some twists in the story and some HUGE surprises so be prepared! I’m not going to spoil anything but do you remember Chance, Wade and Kyle (the brothers that Piper and Jory rescue in Total Surrender)?! Well, we are not done with them yet!

The book had a lot going on and I do admit that I was a bit confused at one point but everything makes sense in the end. The blood brothers have their own missions and battles to fight but they are not alone! We get to catch up with the Dean brothers *Squee* and the whole family actually! Of course, despite all the action and missions in the book, Zara and Ryker remain the main focus and let me tell you, Zanetti does not disappoint!

Deadly Silence was perfect! Even though it is not a cliffhanger, the brothers do have unfinished business to take care of and I can’t wait for that! So, who’s next? Will it be Denver (and possible Noni?) or Heath?

*ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*


Excerpt

Heat from his body washed over her, but she lifted her head to meet his gaze. “We don’t have a relationship.”

He smiled then, and the curve of his lips held more determination than amusement. “I’m not letting you run, and I’m certainly not letting you hide, baby. Although neither of us has been in this for the long haul, I’m staying in Wyoming for the moment. The first thing that’s going to happen is I’m going to figure out who dared put a hand on you and make sure it doesn’t happen again.”

For the first time, she saw a side of him that gave her true pause. In the long haul, he’d be unbearably possessive. Why did that give her an intriguing sense of safety? “Knock it off,” she snapped in his face. “Get out of my business.”

That quickly, she found her back against the door and her front pinned by hard male. His hands planted on either side of her neck, his thumbs at her jaw, forcing her to look at him. “Something you need to understand and pretty damn quick is that your business is my business right now.” His thumb swept up and over the offensive bruise on her face.

“Step back.” Her voice trembled.

He ignored the very calm order. “No. You don’t want to tell me who did this? Fine. I’ll find out on my own, and I’ll have the name by the time I pick you up for supper. What you don’t want to do is deal with him or his case until I have that name. Kicking him in the balls might’ve just pissed him off more, and now you’ve let a bully stew on it for a while, which might be dangerous for you. Got it?”

“You have no right to interfere,” she whispered.

“Baby, I’ve been fuckin’ you for months. That gives me every right.” Anger glowed dark in his eyes.

“We’re done. Get out.”

His eyes softened. “You shouldn’t make statements you can’t back up.”

She shoved against his ripped abs.

He didn’t move a millimeter.

And then he did.

His head dipped, and his mouth found her neck and wandered up to her ear. His teeth scraped, and then his tongue licked the slight wound.

Of its own volition, her body did a full tremble.

He leaned back. “That.”

Her mind fuzzed.

His mouth slammed down on hers. She knew his kiss—often dreamed about it. Not soft and sweet . . . not even lustful. It was dangerous. From day one, she’d tasted danger on his tongue, and it burned her hotter than she’d ever been.

Never had she dated a bad boy, but after living her desired routine-driven life for years, she’d craved adventure, and he filled that need. He drew out a wildness she hadn’t realized she possessed.

He held her flush against the door, kissing her hard, sending a craving along her nerves that almost hurt. His tongue went to work, his left hand keeping her jaw open for him. His right hand found her hip and dragged her against the obvious bulge in his jeans. By the time he released her, she’d stopped thinking completely.

“What time are you finished today?” he asked, his breath heating her face.

“Fi-five,” she stuttered.

He leaned back and gently put her to the side. “Stay in the office until I come for you at five, Zara.” He ran his thumb across her bottom lip. “Cross me on this, baby, and I ain’t gonna be gentle.” He had already shut the door behind himself before she could take a whole breath.

She blinked several times, her fingers going to her still-tingling mouth. What had just happened?

Giveaway
About The Author

Rebecca Zanetti is the author of over twenty-five romantic suspense, dark paranormal, and contemporary romances, and her books have appeared multiple times on the New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon bestseller lists. She has received a Publisher's Weekly Starred Review for Wicked Edge, Romantic Times Reviewer Choice Nominations for Forgotten Sins and Sweet Revenge, and RT Top Picks for several of her novels. She lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her own alpha hero, two kids, a couple of dogs, a crazy cat...and a huge extended family. She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off...and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out.

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Book Release: Dare Me (The Nocte Trilogy, #3.5) by Courtney Cole

Posted on 2:11 PM
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Did you love Dare DuBray from the Nocte Trilogy? Did you love love love the story, but you wished there was some more steamy scenes? Well, guess what? Dare is back in Dare Me, a novella featuring he and Calla... and some steaminess to be had. :) I hope you like it. No, I hope you love it. :) It's available exclusively on Amazon, and even better, if you're a Kindle Unlimited member, you can read it for free. If not, no worries- Dare Me is only $.99 pennies. (And even if you don't usually use Amazon for books, you can download the Kindle for PC, iPad or your phone for FREE to read!) The hotshot novellas are the perfect length for a lunch hour or bedtime.

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They say she’s crazy.
She’s not.
They don’t know the truth.
She does. The problem is, she doesn’t always remember it.
But I do.
My name is Dare DuBray.
I’m in love with a girl who is is erratic and beautiful, and a little bit mad.
But that’s ok.
We’re all a little mad, aren’t we?
Love couple
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Sofia T.

STACKING THE SHELVES #93

Posted on Saturday, October 1, 2016 2:46 PM
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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews. It gives us a chance to share with readers what we bought, borrowed, swapped, won or got for review each week.

This week we read:

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Melina's Books


 

Sofia's Book


We both enjoyed the books we got this week! 

What did you read this week? Have you read any of our picks? What did you think?
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Sofia T.
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