Monday, 5 December 2016

✪ Hit The Spot (Dirty Deeds #2) ✪ J. Daniels ✪





New York Times bestselling author J. Daniels brings us the next book in her Dirty Deeds series.

Is this love or just a game?

Tori Rivera thinks Jamie McCade is rude, arrogant, and worst of all . . . the sexiest man she's ever laid eyes on. His reputation as a player is almost as legendary as his surfing skills. No matter how her body heats up when he's around, she's determined not to be another meaningless hookup.

Jamie McCade always gets what he wants. The sickest wave. The hottest women. And Tori, with her long legs and smart mouth, is definitely the hottest one. He knows Tori wants him-hell, most women do-but she won't admit it. After months of chasing and one unforgettable kiss, it's time for Jamie to raise the stakes.

Jamie promises that soon Tori won't just want him in her bed, she'll be begging for it-and he might be right. Somehow he's found the spot in her heart that makes her open up like never before. But with all she knows about his past, can she really trust what's happening between them? Is Jamie playing for keeps or just playing to win?

This book can be read as a stand-alone.
Book 1--Four Letter Word






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ARC received for an honest review

We met Tori and Jamie in the first book, Four Letter Word.

And after meeting them in book 1, there was no ifs or buts about it, I HAD to get my hands on Hit The Spot and know more.


And you know what, this book did Hit The Spot for me.  It is full of snark, innuendo, witty banter.  But also full of longing looks across the room, sexual tension out the wazoo (and later in it!!)

Jamie's dirty mouth is a beautiful thing to behold!  Sometimes in books the cocky guy with a mouth (and the moves to go with it) can come across as a real arse, but Jamie toed that line between cocky and arrogant without pushing it over that line.  I loved that he went after Tori, that he didn't just talk the talk but walked the walk to get her to see him.

Tori - girl, I wanted to talk some sense into you.  Your stubbornness when it came to Jamie had me wondering what was wrong with you at times!  I wanted you to get out of your head!  Yes I was glad that you didn't want to be just another notch in his bedpost, but still...


 <b><i> Love was an adventure.  It should be spontaneous and irresponsible and a little crazy. Not planned for. Not overthough.</i></b>

You will be drawn into their game and won't want either of them to lose.

I have really enjoyed the Dirty Deeds books, and can't wait to see what we get next!













EXCERPT

Hammerjacks was dimly lit and packed with bodies, some dancing together and others crowding the bar, waiting to get served. I started scanning the room as I came up beside Tori, who was doing the same even though she had no idea who she was looking for. 

I saw Quinn almost instantly. She wasn’t hard to spot. 

The bright pink spiked-out hair helped with that
.
“There,” I said, pointing in the direction of the bar where my sister was sitting on a stool, head turned away from the group of shitheads swarming her. 

She was alone. That pissed me off.

She was here, in town visiting, and she was looking for ass. That pissed me off, too
.
Not much I could do about the second thing, I understood it, but she was gonna hear my feelings toward the other whether she wanted to hear them or not. 

“What’s her name again?” Tori asked as we made our way over. 

“Quinn,” I said. 

She nodded, face serious. Then she tucked stray pieces of hair behind her ears and smoothed out the rest of her pony, pulled the one sleeve of her shirt down so it exposed her shoulder and bra strap, straightened her spine, tipped her chin up, and put on a smile before rushing ahead.

“Hey, sweetie. Sorry I’m late,” Tori chirped, squeezing in between my sister and the shitheads as if they weren’t standing there. She grabbed Quinn’s face, bent down, and kissed her cheek. “I missed you. Did you miss me?” she asked, bringing both hands to Quinn’s neck and holding there while standing between her bent knees.

Tori was smiling and playing the part, leaning close and making it seem like they were really together, or at least really feeling each other. My sister was blinking up at Tori, looking baffled but also looking like she was wanting to buy everything Legs was selling. 

I wasn’t surprised. Quinn shared my taste in women. And I definitely had a taste for Legs.
“Whoa, are you two…damn. Is this your girl?” one of the shitheads asked from behind Tori, pointing at the back of her. 

“Jesus,” another one chimed in, looking his fill. “What are the chances of me watchin’ you two go at it? This is fuckin’ hot.” 

I stepped up then, not liking the tone of this guy and the shit coming out of his mouth, and wanting to make my presence known. 

He saw me approach and shot me a hard look, asking, “You gotta problem?” 

“Jamie.” 

Teeth clenched and fists forming, I looked to Quinn, not taking the bait he was throwing out.
She was watching me, eyes serious and mouth tight, subtly shaking her head in warning ’cause she knew I couldn’t be fighting or doing anything that could draw negative attention. Then she turned her attention onto Tori when she twisted and slid into Quinn’s lap. 

“Fishing in the wrong pond, boys,” Tori informed them, sweeping her gaze over the three while putting her arm around Quinn’s shoulders and pressing close. “Get lost. We’re not interested.” Then she turned all of her attention onto my sister and amped up her game, giggling as she kept her face close to hers and running her fingers through her hair, smiling, whispering, really flirting and looking into it, all while blocking the view of the shitheads so they couldn’t watch. 

And everything Legs was doing, my sister was eating up. 

Wrapping her arms around Tori and holding on to her, smiling back, laughing, looking like she was falling in love and thinking this was real and something sustainable.

I was starting to regret incorporating Tori into this plan. She was a little too good at her game. Straight up. Maybe the best at it. 

I was also starting to get mildly jealous watching my sister getting attention from the one woman who was hell-bent on ignoring my ass. 

“Man, whatever,” the one guy said, grabbing his beer and looking to his friends. “Come on. I’m not wastin’ my time on lesbian pussy.” 

His friends murmured their agreement, mentioned something about hitting up Roy’s, a bar down the street, then grabbed their beers and stepped away. 

When they were out of earshot, I shifted my eyes to Legs, telling her, “Think you sold it. You can get off my sister now.” 

Tori smiled proudly, lifting her shoulders with a little dance. Then she looked to Quinn, keeping the smile, and said, “Hey, I’m Tori. Your brother dragged me here, so I figured I’d offer my assistance instead of letting him handle it, since he can’t fight and all.” 

“Can fight, just shouldn’t,” I corrected her. I jerked my chin. “Hop off.” 

Quinn moved her hands up Tori’s back and licked her lips. “Wicked plan,” my sister told her. “I was totally into that.” 

“I think it got the point across,” Tori replied. “I really like your hair, by the way.” She ran her fingers through it again. “The color looks great on you.” 

“Really?” 

“Absolutely. It really makes your eyes pop.” 

“I was thinking about going purple…” 

“Have you tried bleaching the roots and just painting the color on the ends? I think that would look amazing with purple.” 

Jesus. 

“Legs,” I barked. 

Both of their heads whipped around and faced my direction. 

“You feelin’ like gettin’ up so we can get the fuck outta here?” I asked, thinking only about the food back at her place I was wanting to eat and not about how comfortable my sister’s hands looked gripping on to Tori’s body. 

“She’s fine,” Quinn offered, keeping her hands locked around Legs. “Really. She doesn’t have to move.” 

I shot a glare at Quinn, communicating how I felt about that suggestion, then shifted that glare to Tori. 

“I was getting up. Relax. We were just talking,” she huffed, moving off Quinn’s lap and coming to stand beside me. “You’re welcome, by the way,” she murmured.






J. Daniels is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Sweet Addiction series, the Alabama Summer series, and the Dirty Deeds series.

She would rather bake than cook, she listens to music entirely too loud, and loves writing stories her children will never read. Her husband and children are her greatest loves, with cupcakes coming in at a close second.

J grew up in Baltimore and resides in Maryland with her family.





✪ Katy Evans ✪ WOMANIZER ✪ #Manwhore4 ✪ standalone ✪

© Bianca Janeane






• release date: 5 December 2016
Book 4 in the Manwhore series
• 300 pages
standalone!
Connected to the rest of the Manwhores by Callan being the guys' best friend and Livvy being Tahoe's sister!


★★★★★
5 Stars

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Evans comes a brand new contemporary romance. WOMANIZER is a full standalone, and no other books in the series need to be read.

You've seen the headlines: Womanizing billionaire player! Watch out! Stay away!

We were just two strangers. Facing a forbidden attraction, a chemical connection. Neither of us expected or wanted it to amount to more.
But I had never been drawn to a guy the way I was drawn to this one: my brother's best friend, and CEO of the company where I interned.
Even knowing I should stay away, I proved to be too human, after all.
The chemistry was amazing.
The laughs were incredible.
I opened up to him in more ways than I'd opened up to anyone before.
But sex was as far as I'd go.
Just sex because he was too irresistible.
Just sex because I wouldn't be falling for him.
Just sex because I'd leave in three months, and I'd like for my brother not to kill me, and for nobody to find out he was my wicked little secret.
He wasn't the One.
He was just a womanizer.
But for a time, he would be mine.



Livvy has just left her Texas home to be a little intern in the company of her brother's friend Callan. She has never met Callan before.
But then she meets this amazing guy on the roof terrace every day after work - and of course we all know that it's her boss Callan. We know - Livvy doesn't - yet. ☺



They have this amazing chemistry. They joke with each other, laugh with each other. Tell each other things they haven't told anyone else before.
But she's only in town for three months. After that she'll be back in Texas trying to start her own company. A company that does the exact opposite of what Callan's company is doing.

Can those two people really be each other's forever-ever-after person?

WHAT WiLL HAPPEN TO LIVVY & CALLAN????
iS THERE A CHANCE FOR A HEA??
READ IT TO FIND OUT
☺☺☺






This book was so adorable!!! The perfect sexy and almost-drama-free romance!
You may first think that it's not anything new. Young girl from Texas falls for her boss in the big city. And at first she doesn't know that he is her boss. Bla Bla Bla. I've read such stories many times before.
But it's so much more than that. It's sweet and vulnerable and funny and erotic and young and mature and businessy and ugh. I just loved those two! They're perfect for each other.


They're both super smart and know what they want in their professional lives.

Of course it's not all sweet and insta happy-endish!
She's only in town for 3 months and he's a horrible manwhore who never even thought about settling down with one girl. And then she's also his buddies little sister! Lots of hurdles to jump over until Livvy and Callan can see their HEA on the horizon! But we'll enjoy every word of that time!



Were there some tiny things I didn't like?
Hm, not really. Maybe just that some expressions were used too much. Like, he CONSTANTLY pushes her hair behind her ear, or pushes it away from her eyes! I would hit him in the head if he were in my face like that all the time! ☺ And some people might find the story a bit too drama-free. Too uneventful. It's basically just the hero and heroine doing their courting and sexing and smoking and businessing. Not really much happens, but that's what I love about those stories. I don't need unnecessary and stupid misunderstandings and weird drama. I enjoyed just like it was! Enough adorable and sexy and great stuff happens, I don't need drama!
Oh, and maybe there were just too many cigarettes in here. In this time and age nobody should smoke anymore and I don't think authors should promote smoking. It's just a disgusting habit that needs to be removed from this planet ☺☺☺

WOMANIZER was so much more than just an adorable and erotic Boss-falls-for-Intern romance! Run to your nearest amazon for your own Callan - but hurry, he'll be sold out really fast☺☺☺





ARC received for an honest review


Timberrrrrrrr!  Hear that?  That's the sound of the last Manwhore falling - and falling hard!

Callan Carmichael has been the last one standing since his best friends Malcolm and Tahoe succumbed to the one woman that was perfect for each of them.

He's having none of that.  No way, nope, never.

 Then Olivia stumbles out on the his terrace - and the rest is history.

I loved this story.  From the first time he and Olivia see each other, it is full steam ahead.  They are cute, and sweet, and adorable and every other adjective like it.  You can feel the pull between them, the sexual tension, the lust. But what we don't have is unnecessary tension, misunderstandings and miscommunications.

There is a big thing that you know is going to have to happen, but even when it does happen - shock horror - every one acts like adults (I know, I know, sounds unbelievable but it is true!!)

And I loved that everyone acted their age.  I loved that we get an angst free, drama free read, and that their relationship flowed easily.

Thank you Ms Evans for giving us another sweet and beautiful story, and another hot guy to fall for!




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Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world. 

Katy Evans grew up with books and book-boyfriends until she found a real sexy boyfriend to love. They married and are now hard at work on their own happily ever after. Katy loves her family and friends, and she also loves reading, walking, baking, and being consumed by her characters until she reaches “The End.” Which is, hopefully, only the beginning…