Book Review "See Me" By Nicholas Sparks

Book Review "See Me" By Nicholas Sparks 

#BlogTour | #Review: HOOKED ON LOVE by Jennie Marts + #Excerpt #Giveaway

Welcome to my #ReviewTourStop for Hooked On Love by Jennie Marts !!!

Title: Hooked on Love
Author: Jennie Marts
Series: Cotton Creek, #2
Publication Date: October 17th, 2016
Genres: Entangled Lovestruck 

Chicago City Girl Tackles Colorado Mountains with Sexy, Reclusive Guide 

Avery Oliver can see the byline now. What better way to jumpstart her journalism career than to head out into the woods with a sexy guide? It’s all very Bear Grylls, but she’ll take it, even if it means ditching her beloved designer suits and handbags.

All Sullivan Reed needs in life is a fly rod and the roar of a river. Playing guide to a hot little reporter can’t end well…until they strike a deal that’s mutually beneficial. She’ll pretend to be his girlfriend to deflect an overly flirtatious neighbor, and he’ll help her with the article. It’s a win-win.

Until it isn’t. By the time a storm strands them in his cabin, Sully’s done pretending. He wants Avery—badly—but she’s a big-city girl looking for adventure, not his simple life. So why does releasing her feel like he’s lost the perfect catch?

The distraction of her gorgeous legs almost did him in. Literally.

Sullivan Reed hit the brakes just in time to avoid a collision in front of the general store.

The curvy blonde in the red jacket didn’t even notice, her focus intent, trying to wrench her purse from the passenger seat of her car—a little foreign number with rental tags.

She was wearing some kind of short pants, not quite shorts but not really a skirt. Must be the new fashion—not that he paid attention to fashion. According to his ex, he never noticed anything.

But he noticed this woman—noticed her long legs, her too-high heels, and what the hell was up with that purse? It was practically the size of Wyoming. What could she possibly be carrying in there? He could pack for a three day trip in a grocery sack.

Not that he cared. He didn’t have time to be thinking about how high her heels were or the enormity of her handbag when he had other things to worry about. Bigger fish to fry. So to speak.

He needed to get in, grab his supplies, and get back to the shop. He’d stayed up late last night tying some new flies and wanted to get the new stock put up this afternoon so he could be out on the creek by dusk.

Early summer in the Colorado mountains was like paradise to a fly-fisherman. Plus he needed the time spent fishing tonight to mentally prepare himself for the visitor who was supposed to arrive tomorrow.

Besides, with that long blond hair and tall curvy figure, the woman in the red jacket was totally out of his league.

Not that he had a league, or even wanted to be in a league. He wasn’t even particularly interested in the game right now. He just wanted to be left alone.

Present company excluded. He reached across the seat and patted the neck of his golden retriever, Sadie.

Sadie was the only female in his life now, the only female he trusted, and that was fine with him. She hadn’t left him, didn’t yell at him to make more money, never nagged him to pick up his wet towels off the bathroom floor, and she hardly ever snored. All attributes that he valued.

The dog whined, sitting upright in the seat of his old truck, her gaze intent on the blond woman.

She stood on the sidewalk, oblivious to him and the fact he’d almost run her down, her large round sunglasses perched low on her nose as she looked over them to read the parking meter.

Sully watched her dig into her cavernous bag for change. He was no lip reader, but he was fairly certain she dropped a pretty clear F-bomb before pulling her hands out and throwing them up in disgust, apparently giving up on the effort.

He stepped out of his truck, his gaze captivated by the way her hips swayed and the swish of the breezy fabric of her shorts against her legs as she hurried into Miller’s Mercantile. He slammed the door and stepped up to the curb, stuffing his hands in the pockets of his shorts and jingling his loose change.

After dropping a quarter into his own meter, he paused in front of hers.

It would serve her right to get a ticket. “Just because this town is small doesn’t mean you can just ignore the law,” he grumbled, half to himself, half to the dog who watched him intently, and then he dropped a quarter into her meter.

Pausing, he thought about the size of her purse—she was probably pretty high maintenance and would be in there for a while.

He dropped in a second quarter.


It is #ReviewTime
Okay, so Jennie Marts presents us her new book HOOKED ON LOVE which is the second book in the Cotton Creek series, and both are standalones. This is the second book I have read by her, and like the first one, I liked it a lot.

This time we have Avery and Sullivan's story. She is a journalist on a mission. Write the best article in order to get the-job-most-similar-to-her-dream-job. And she is determined to do whatever she has in her power to do it, even if it means go to somewhere in the mountains where her phone barely works. He is... everything she needs. Okay, he is a shy and sexy boy who likes a simple life. And he loves his work an spending time with his dog. The simpler the better. Until it is not. When they meet they realize there is something deeper in there, sadly, she just has one week to learn from him and return to her life. They surely have the sparks at first sight. And when the opportunity presents itself... they just need to go with the flow. Sully knows he wants to see where it goes, but his trust in women is not his strong suit.

I enjoyed their story, how they both (specially Sully) had to face their fears. I think this book was so amazing because we are not so used to men having Sully's personality. And I loved it. He was incredible himself. Our heroine was fantastic too, but for me it was all about Sully. I enjoyed and liked their relationship but sometimes she was not my favorite in their story -nothing bad, just that my attention was somewhere else.

Anyways, a fantastic book with moments you would enjoy if you give it a chance. I am sure Sully would get to be a character you would like/love. Highly recommended to contemporary romance readers. A lovely, sexy, hilarious book!!

Book: +4.5 hooked stars

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USA TODAY Best-selling author Jennie Marts loves to make readers laugh as she weaves stories filled with love, friendship, and intrigue. She writes for Entangled Publishing, and reviewers call her books “laugh out loud funny” and full of great characters that are “endearing and relatable.”

She is living her own happily ever after in the mountains of Colorado with her husband, two sons, two dogs, and a parakeet that loves to tweet to the oldies. She’s addicted to Diet Coke, adores Cheetos, and believes you can’t have too many books, shoes, or friends.

Her books include the contemporary western romance Hearts of Montana series, the romantic comedy/ cozy mysteries of The Page Turners series, the hunky hockey-playing men in the Bannister Brothers Books, and the small-town romantic comedies in the Lovestruck series of Cotton Creek Romances.


#BlogTour | #Review: SWEETLY, DEEPLY, ABSOLUTELY by Kira Archer + #Excerpt #Giveaway

Welcome to my #ReviewTourStop for Sweetly, Deeply, Absolutely by Kira Archer :) !

Title: Sweetly, Deeply, Absolutely
Author: Kira Archer
Series: Sweet Love, #3
Releasing Date: October 17, 2016
Genres: Entangled Lovestruck

Hello, Mr. Right...for Now.

With a month off from culinary school, Jenny Boyd has some serious party plans. Especially when the hottest guy in the club literally lands in her lap. He’s 6’2” of cocky, sexy, man-candy, and just as commitment-phobic as she is.

She’s definitely off limits…

Graphic designer Jared Crew is shocked when his best friend's sister-in-law doesn’t remember him right away. Luckily, she is more than willing to let him jog her memory, no complications required.

It’s all fun and games...until the condom breaks.

Gretchen snorted and looked back at His Royal Gorgeousness. “What is he doing?”


Jenny watched, mouth open, as Man-Candy juggled three limes in the air while bending backward, tilting his head enough so that the laughing female bartender could pour a shot directly into his mouth. The crowd gathered around him cheered and he popped back up, still juggling.

“Lime!” he shouted.

The bartender tossed a lime slice into the air and he tried to snatch it with his mouth. And missed. To the disappointment of his groupies.

“Again!” he said.

The bartender grabbed another slice, aimed it carefully, and tossed it in an arc. He staggered backward, keeping the limes in his hands going while he focused on the one falling through the air.

“Incoming,” Gretchen said, getting out of the way of certain disaster as he stumbled toward them, his attention intent on the lime slice.

He caught it in his mouth right as the back of his foot connected with their bench. His limes went flying. And so did he. His butt hit the floor. And his head landed face-up squarely in Jenny’s lap.

She yelped and pressed back against the bench. Little good that did her. She couldn’t really go anywhere with him half-laying on her. Didn’t really want to, if she was honest. He was even hotter closer up. Who was she to turn away a gorgeous man who introduced himself with his face in her lap? That would be rude.

He glanced up, opened his mouth, and smiled, the lime slice wedged firmly between his teeth. His friends cheered again and he held the lime up like a trophy. Then he turned his attention to Jenny.

“Hey, there.” He beamed up at her like she was his new best friend. “Sorry about that. I’m usually a bit more graceful with the party tricks.” He slid off her lap and stood, before holding out a hand to help her up.

“Not a problem,” she said. She glanced at the lime he’d dropped on the table. “That was impressive.”

“Thank you.” He looked her up and down and she shivered as if he’d run his hands over her body. And then she returned the favor, biting her lip as she feasted on the incredible specimen of manhood before her.

He gave her a slow, sensual grin that had her sucking in her breath.

“Interested?” he asked.

Nice line. Short, sexy, and to the point. She approved .“Very. You?”

His eyebrows raised in surprise. Maybe he wasn’t used to women who didn’t play hard to get. Judging by the sudden heat in his eyes, he didn’t mind at all.

“Extremely,” he said. “My place?”

She shook her head. “Dance floor.”

He playfully pouted and it was all she could do to keep from sucking his bottom lip into her mouth.

She laughed. “Sorry. Only dancing tonight.” For now. “Still interested?”

“Definitely,” he said.

He walked backward, keeping his gaze glued to hers while he made his way out to the floor. The crowd parted for him like he was Moses parting the Red Sea.

Jenny took a deep breath to try and calm her frantically pounding heart and leaned over to Gretchen, while still keeping her focus on him.

“Don’t wait up for me.”

Gretchen laughed. “Sorry. If things look like they are getting out of hand, I’m going to come drag you away. If you don’t come home tonight, Rick is going to have a total shit fit. He’ll have half the Hoboken PD out looking for you.”

Jenny’s sigh was full of fondness mixed in with exasperation. She loved Rick, but having a big brother who was a cop took the protective thing to a whole new level.

“You’ve got a point. I’ll try and rein it in, but you might seriously have to come pull me off the dance floor.”

“You really think your self control is that bad?”

“I know it is.” Jenny set her drink down. “He’s hot and I’m bothered and that’s a recipe for disaster. Well, it’s actually a recipe for some insanely hot sex. But I guess having my big brother come kick down the door would sort of put a damper on the mood. And Rick was very specific about me making it back home tonight. Ugh. Fine. I’ll try and keep it in my pants, if I must.”

“You must,” Gretchen said with a wink, heading off to do a little dancing of her own.


#Generalities + #Book
The Sweet Love series by Kira Archer has three books so far, they can be read as standalone, and they are so sweet that you need to have care with all the sweetness you could get. I have already read a couple of her books —including this series, so Kira is a known-author for me :) SWEETLY, DEEPLY, ABSOLUTELY is a contemporary romance. Kira tells us about Jenny and Jared's story, one that happens among lots of sweets —same as the other books.

Jenny is back from culinary school, and she is happy and ready to enjoy her time. I love her character, she is a friendly girl who also knows how to bake, plus she knows what she want to do with her life, and she will work hard to get it —that is what I like. She is free in her own way.
Jared is a cocky, sexy, man-candy. And she also happens to be his best friend's sister-in-law —but due to some circumstances they have not met appropriately. Anyways, just as her, he is not of the commitment kind. Of course, he is also funny, sweet, and very romantic when he need to be.

Of course that being them they have to meet somewhere appropriate for their personalities, so they meet in a party. And they do have to have an insta-chemistry/hot kind of meeting. Sadly, not all ends how they wanted, but the good part is that it was just the start. Their story is full of sexy and happy moments, also it has some shocks, but at the end, all that just make the development of their relationship more fantastic. How they both confront their fears together, and how they are disposed to change some parts of their lifestyles/paths for the other —that is what makes this book so fascinating and amazing.
So far, this book/plot has been my favorite in this series, it is like if the best parts from the other books have been mixed up in order to create an lovely, sexy story.

#Overall + #SoWhatNow?
It is an incredible read, and since it is a standalone, you will enjoy the ride with the same amount of knowledge that if you have read the others. Character are well-fantastic-described + a plot that does not let you look away, what more could you ask for? Kira has made it again. SWEETLY, DEEPLY, ABSOLUTELY is a charming, sweet/emotional, fun, hot-sexy book. I absolutely recommend this book to those who like romance and a pleasant book. I am sure this book will make you have want something as sweet as it.

Book: +5 sweetly-deeply-absolutely stars!


You can follow the tour here -> Sweetly, Deeply, Absolutely's Tour
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Kira Archer resides in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kiddos, and far too many animals in the house. She tends to laugh at inappropriate moments, break all the rules she gives her kids (but only when they aren't looking), and would rather be reading a book than doing almost anything else. She has odd, eclectic tastes in just about everything and often lets her imagination run away with her. She loves her romances a little playful, a lot sexy, and always with a happily ever after.


#TourBlast | Rewiew: RAINE by J.C. Valentine + #Excerpt #Giveaway

Welcome to the #TourBlast for Raine by J.C. Valentine!!

Title: Raine
Author: J.C. Valentine
Publication Date: October 7, 2014
Genres: Adult, New Adult, Contemporary Romance


Raine Forester was an average girl leading an average life. She slipped beneath everyone’s radar, until Camron Moss, the most popular guy in school, took interest in her and changed everything.

Some acts are unforgivable.

Raine thought she’d been accepted. She thought she was one of them. She thought she was in love… until one moment made her realize she’d trusted the wrong person. Lies are told, hearts get broken, secrets are revealed, and sometimes, true love is found in the least likely places.

Warning: RAINE contains adult situations some readers may find offensive. This is a deeply emotional story that contains violence, explicit sex, strong language, and is not considered suitable for readers under 18.


“Why are you still half-naked and in bed in the middle of the afternoon?”

Her cheeks flamed instantly and Raine kicked the side of Jarret’s hip from beneath the blankets. “You have a serious issue with privacy,” she said, chuckling. Huffing and rolling her eyes, she figured she might as well tell him. “If you must know, I can’t fit into any of my clothes.”

“None of them?” Jarret asked speculatively.

“Not a one. I’m too fat for everything in my closet.” And why the hell did that make her want to cry? It was as if someone had hooked her tear ducts up to a faucet and turned them on and off at will. Frankly, as much time as she spent crying since becoming pregnant, she was surprised she’d never been hospitalized for dehydration.
“Nothing about you is fat,” Jarret assured her.

Rolling her eyes a second time, Raine corrected him. “Have you seen my thighs? I’m fat.” Mirrors and waistbands didn’t lie.

Jarret moved so fast he was a blur and the next thing Raine knew, he’d ripped the blankets right out of her hands. Standing at the side of the bed, Jarret wore a pleased smile as he visually inspected every inch of her while Raine frantically yanked and tugged at the too-short shirt that barely covered her swollen stomach.

“I don’t see this fat you’re talking about,” he said, once he’d finished looking her over. “Show me where all this fat is because all I am seeing is an amazing set of curves and smooth skin that seriously, Raine, is making me harder than hell.”

Her eyes immediately dropped to his crotch where she saw the hard evidence of his statement staring back at her through a loose pair of basketball shorts. Well, Raine thought, freezing in the middle of retrieving the blankets, he certainly doesn’t mince words.

“That’s right, Peach,” Jarret continued. “There is absolutely not one part of you that I don’t find incredibly hot.”

“But I have stretch marks,” Raine complained. She grimaced with every new line that emerged, her body slowly falling to ruin right before her eyes. And he was claiming he found that attractive?

“I’d kiss every one of them if you let me.” Pressing his thighs into the side of the bed, Jarret bent at the waist and planted his fists into the mattress, putting his face directly in front of hers. The heat glowing like embers in his eyes created a tight, tingling sensation to grow between Raine’s thighs as she held his gaze. “Nothing about how I feel about you is right or conventional. In fact, I should send you away right now and spare us both the trouble this is going to cause, but I won’t because something inside me tells me there will never be a sweeter, softer, juicer fruit than you, Peach. I know you’re not ready for me yet, but when you are, there won’t be anything that can stop me from sinking every part of myself into your heat.”

I have read a couple of J.C. Valentine's books, they are enjoyable, sexy, and sweet, something I like a lot. Maybe you have already read this story because this month is its one-year anniversary, maybe you liked it or not, but whatever feeling it made you feel, it is worthy and you know it.

RAINE is new adult contemporary romance, and it is also an standalone story. This time J.C. tells us about Raine and Jarret's story, from the first time they meet, going through how their story develops, until how their lovely story ends. It is said that this book is not for readers under 18, due to explicit content, I had to mention it.

Raine is a shy, quiet, naive and normal girl until she is not. Her senior year she meets Cameron, the most popular guy and who also seems to see her and her personality. It is not like she fell hard for him, but there were some deep feelings involve in their "relationship". Suddenly, she is with him all the time, spending time with his friends, and going to parties -something she is not so happy to do. I like her personality because most of the time she is shy and quiet, but it looks like she is very argumentative when he happens to be close.
Jarret is Cameron's older brother, she thinks they are pretty much alike, but they are not. Jarret has his feet on the ground, while Cameron is more of a have-their-heads-in-the-clouds person and one of those who do not think with the right head, well, Jarret is completely different and unlike of his whole family. He is sexy, sweet, and very responsible.

Something happens to Raine, something that is responsibility of Cameron but I think also hers. This event changes everything she knows, and when she confronts his family for all what she went through, they treat her like she does not deserve their time. I hated them. Anyways, she never asked for anything else, and she does not want their helps. Now, she knows she needs help but she has never had it so she highly prone to misunderstand someone when they try to help her. However, when Jarret, OMG!, leaves her no choice but to accept it. From that moment on the real story happens. 
The plot was amazing, like the other J.C's books this one has an incredible heroine and a sexy hero. Sometimes I felt like I knew what would happen but even then I enjoyed every single part of the ride.

The plot was fantastic, and the characters were well-described, they have that chemistry I love, and it has the perfect twists in the story. It also has many secrets that when they come out, OMG! You just can stop reading!! Definitely it is a worthy-reading.

I highly recommend it for everyone who likes NA and romance. Also, who does not like a story with a good plot?
Do not forget to enter the giveaway at the end of this post!
Book: +4.5 sexy stars!

You can follow the tour blast here -> Raine's Tour
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J.C. Valentine is the USA Today and International bestselling author of the Night Calls and Wayward Fighters Series and the Forbidden Series. Her vivid imagination and love of words and romance had her penning her own romance stories from an early age, which, despite being poorly edited and written longhand, she forced friends and family members to read. No, she isn’t sorry.

J.C. earned her own happily ever after when she married her high school sweetheart. Living in the Northwest, they have three amazing children and far too many pets and spend much of their free time together enjoying movies or the outdoors. Among the many hats she wears, J.C. is an entrepreneur. Having graduated with honors, she holds a Bachelor’s in English and when she isn’t writing, you can find her editing for fellow authors.

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#ReleaseBlast | #Review: THE RIGHT KIND OF GUY by Kerri-Leigh Grady + #Excerpt #Giveaway

Welcome to the #ReleaseBlast for The Right Kind of Guy by Kerri-Leigh Grady!! <3

Title: The Right Kind of Guy
Author: Kerri-Leigh Grady
Series: What Happens In Vegas, #17
Releasing Date: October 17, 2016 
Genres: Entangled Lovestruck, Romance

Romance novelist Kelsey Spencer doesn’t believe in love, and she's tired of faking her way through happily ever afters. Determined to change things up, she heads to the Las Vegas Romance Lovers Convention. But somewhere between half-naked cover models and hot Navy SEALs, Kelsey’s plans derail...

Especially once she meets über-fan Jasmine Grant...and Jasmine’s über-hot alphahole brother, Aaron.

Buttoned-up Aaron Grant never thought he’d find himself at a romance convention, but here he is, trying to convince his impulsive sister not to marry a beefcake cover model. His only hope is to enlist the aid of the cynical (and sexy) romance writer his sister worships.

After a sweltering jaunt around Vegas, some strange conference hijinks, and one outrageous proposal, Kelsey and Aaron are left questioning everything they know about romance and love...and if falling in love might just be worth the gamble.

“You’re right,” she said, and a weight lifted off her shoulders. “You’re right. So…are you going to her wedding?”

He nodded and gave her a half-smile. “Would you like to be my date?”

She laughed. “I don’t know. I might not be here for the festivities.”

He nodded and pulled his arm away, but for a second, she thought she saw disappointment flicker over his features, and she shivered.

When the bartender delivered the fresh beer, Kelsey slid off the stool with her half-finished mojito and lifted her chin toward the casino. “Sir, would you like an escort to the ball?” She offered her elbow, and he took it.

He deepened his voice to a bass. “I’d be much obliged, miss.”

They walked through the casino and took the escalator to the ballroom level. And when she turned to look at him, she warmed to find him staring at her.

“That dress is a pleasant surprise,” he said. They made way for two drunk women, their arms intertwined, to dash past, giggling and failing miserably to hide a bottle of vodka in their skirts.

“How so?” She fingered the expensive fabric—Deena’s consignment shopping was apparently a little more highbrow in New York than what Kelsey had found in San Antonio— and wondered if it looked too expensive for a nobody author like her.

“The color is perfect, but I like how it fits.” He smiled. “You don’t look like an author tonight. You look like royalty.”

She warmed and turned her head, thrilled by his words. But they were a reminder, too. Tonight, she was playing a part, wearing a dress that looked nicer than anything she could afford, and at midnight, she’d have to pick up her pumpkin and mice and find her way back to her desk to whip out more books. And Aaron would return home to rule his father’s kingdom.


What Happens In Vegas is a long series by different authors, the only thing that they have in common is that all stories happen in Las Vegas, so if you did not like one, there is no reason you will not like the others. I have had the chance to read a couple of these books, however, this is book number #17 and my first Kerri-Leigh book ever! I think this is her debut novel or something but I am not really sure about it.

THE RIGHT KIND OF GUY is a contemporary romance. Kerri tells us about Kelsey and Aaron's story, one as you must have noticed happens in Las Vegas, more specifically in a Romance Convention.

Kelsey is romance novelist who just think in HEA when it comes to books but not in real life, after a not-HEA of her own and a lack of imagination when love-in-books is related, she decides she is done with them, but of course, there is something that happens when she has your mind settled. Yes, it is a guy, not any guy, nope, the right kind!
Aaron seems to have all in order but how his sister is handling her life, something must be wrong if he has to follow her to Las Vegas, maybe she is so spontaneous for her own sake, anyways, Aaron, this guy, OMG! He is described as a sexy character who seems to be all I-do-not-need-a-steady-relationship-to-be-happy kind but who is more of a I-do-not-know-what-I-want kind.

Kelsey and Aaron have similar thoughts about love, and while they follow his little sister around town, and the more time they spend together, the chemistry between them grows bigger. Plus, if you are not so sure anymore about what you wanted, then it must be for something, no?
The plot was explosive(? I did like it, because I happen to like books when there are authors involve as the main characters, it gives my reading another perspective when it comes to love and HEA. Also, how both characters were described was a good addition to the whole story. I think it was all about them and how they found out their feelings and what they truly wanted, because how-it-happens is just a way through their own HEA, or at least, their happily-for-now story.

This book was fascinating to read because not all the time you have a story about an author who do not believe in HEA, plus it was funny, sweet and sexy. And Jasmine/his-sister made it even funnier with all her craziness and the I-will-prove-my-big-brother-that-I-am-capable-of-manage-my-own-life attitude which was incredible.

You do not need to read all the What Happens In Vegas series to read this one.
If you happen to like romantic comedies with sexy boys in them then you should try this one.
Do not forget to enter the giveaway at the end of this post, it is amazing!

Book: +4 your-own-idea-of-HEA-is-better stars!

You can follow the tour blast here -> The Right Kind of Guy's Blast


Kerri-Leigh Grady loves to sink into happily-ever-after tales and blow-up-all-the-things tales, especially when her testosterone-loaded house has hit its monthly limit of athletic socks and slapstick. She holds an MFA from Seton Hill University and a BS in computer science, so she’s a kind of half-artsy, half-nerd ball of nervous twitching. She has an unnatural love of dark humor, gadgets, chickpeas, BJJ, terrible acrylic landscapes, half-assed jewelry, and planners (Hobonichi and TN, natch). When the zombie apocalypse happens, she’s likely to be patient zero. If you see her bite someone, grab your water and head for your bunker.