Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Book Review + Giveaway: Part Time Cowboy by Maisey Yates

Media Type: Ebook
Title: Part Time Cowboy
Author: Maisey Yates
Publisher: HQN books
Pages: 400
Release Date: March 31, 2015
Source: Author/Xpresso Book Tours
Content Screening: Mild Violence, sexual situations

HDB Rating: 4 Keys to My Heart

Recommended to: Readers who enjoy feisty characters with lots of chemistry.

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A one-time bad girl comes home to small-town Oregon in the first in a sexy, heartfelt new series from USA TODAY bestselling author Maisey Yates…

Sadie Miller isn't expecting any welcome-home parades on her return to Copper Ridge. Least of all from part-time rancher, full-time lawman Eli Garrett. The straight-laced, impossibly hot deputy sheriff glares at her like she's the same teenage hoodlum who fled town ten years ago. But running from her demons has brought Sadie full circle, ready to make a commitment at last. Not to a man, but to a B and B. On Garrett land. Okay, so her plan has a tiny flaw…

Eli works too hard to let a blonde ball of trouble mess up his town. But keeping an eye on Sadie makes it tough to keep his hands off her. And if she's so wrong for him, why does being with her feel so right?
If you lovely readers haven't noticed yet, I adore cowboys and romance. The combination is almost a guarantee to get me to read the book, but when I read the synopsis for Part Time Cowboy I knew it would be something great. I was not disappointed. 

If you enjoy hot chemistry between your characters, this is definitely the book for you. From the moment Sadie returns home to Copper Ridge she can't keep away from the hot sheriff- intentionally or not. While the insta-love isn't my favorite type of romance, I don't feel like this fits into that category perfectly. Insta-lust, absolutely, but the love took some work on both their parts and that's what made it great.

Sadie's past has defined her since she left home and coming back was a chance to face her demons. Eli never left, as Copper Ridge is the only place he calls home, but he has his own demons to deal with. Their chemistry was heartfelt and raw, which in my opinion is the best kind. Maisey Yates does a stellar job creating these characters and incorporating all of their idiosyncrasies into every moment of the book. From Eli's borderline OCD cleanliness to Sadie's love of her silly cat, it was all woven into a wonderfully told story.

I enjoyed the supporting characters as well and I look forward to reading their stories in the future. Small towns tend to have a lot of interesting people and Copper Ridge was no exception. All in all I really enjoyed this and I look forward to more from Yates in the future.

FTC Disclosure: I received a copy of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review. I was not monetarily compensated for my opinion.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Book Spotlight + Giveaway: Deep Blue Eternity by Natasha Boyd

Happy Monday lovely readers! What better way to spice up the worst day of the work week than with an exciting new spotlight!

Today's post is centered around the lovely Natasha Boyd and her new release, Deep Blue Eternity. I must admit, I am already a big Natasha Boyd fan, so when I heard about this new book I had to get my hands on it right away!

Livvy is on the run. And she’s escaped to the one place nobody will ever find her.
But the isolated cottage isn’t empty. Her refuge is home to a troubled stranger, Tom, there for reasons of his own.
In the intimacy of the abandoned cottage, and the remote wilderness of the island, the electrifying connection between them is impossible to ignore. Both running from their histories and shielding dark secrets, their pasts catch up with them and collide in an unimaginable way.
Deep emotions and powerful chemistry face a painful battle with the tangle of lies, and scars of the past. When the truth emerges, hearts will be shattered.

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Are you intrigued yet? If you want more, we've got you covered! Check out this excerpt, scroll to the bottom for a giveaway including $150 gift card and signed copies of the book

He made me feel like such a stupid little girl. He had no idea what it was like for me. None. I wanted to yell at him and slap him, but more than anything, I wanted him not to disapprove of me, and I couldn’t understand why. I’d never cared what anyone thought of me before. In fact, I’d gone out of my way to inspire less than comfortable thoughts in people. It was the way I operated. It was the way I’d survived the last few years in high school.

I realized with a start that I’d begun feeling comforted by his presence. We were building some form of quiet friendship. And the thought that he was disgusted with me caused shame to burn through my gut. But with that came anger. How dare he make me feel this way? Who was he to pass judgment on me? And pulling out what Abby would think had been such a low blow.

I was pacing back and forth, coming up with the words I would hurl at him to get even when I’d caught sight of him through the small kitchen window and stopped dead.

Tom was ripping his shirt off over his head. He flung it angrily, his bare chest heaving. Jesus, he was ripped. Picking the ax back up, ribs arching, he swung it over his head, bringing it down with such force that every muscle and sinew bulged and flexed with the power of it.

I sucked in air, realizing I’d been holding my breath. Emotion rolled off him, the air electrified. Wind I couldn’t feel tossed his hair. It was raw and almost painful to watch. He was part wild animal and part insanely beautiful human.

His body was a blur of motion, and he seemed oblivious to the icy air. A strong working body. A man’s body, not a boy’s. So much man. No muscle unused.

I’d been living with this huge, larger than life, virile male for almost two weeks.

Old fears skittered down my spine.

And then his chest wasn’t just heaving with breath, his whole body was shuddering and curling in on itself. His knees folded, hitting the ground so hard, I winced. His arms wrapped around his middle as if he was trying to hold his body together. It was at once both shockingly strange and also familiar. I knew the kind of feeling that made one’s body do that.


The kind of pain that threatened to tear your soul in two.

Natasha Boyd is an internationally bestselling and award-winning author with a background in marketing and public relations.  Her debut novel Eversea was a finalist in the 2013 Winter Rose Contest for Contemporary Romance and won the 2014 Digital Book Award for Adult Fiction. She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Georgia Romance Writers and Island Writer’s Network in coastal South Carolina where she has been a featured speaker on book marketing. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and lives with her husband, two sons and the cast of characters in her head.


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