Christina Elle

#SexyBoysReviewMarathon #PartOne | BURNOUT by Tee O'Fallon + ON HER SIX by Christina Elle

January 10, 2017, 10 Comments | Comentarios

 Welcome to the first part of my #SexyBoysReviewMarathon for
 Burnout by Tee O'Fallon
On Her Six by Christina Elle
The Hung Up by Tawna Fenske
 Sleeping with the Opposition by J.K. Coi
(All are standalone stories)

Title: Burnout
Author: Tee O'Fallon
Series: NYPD Blue & Gold, #1
Publication Date: June 13th 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Imprint: Select Suspense
Length: 358 pages

This cop might be too hot to handle…
He’s been a cop too long not to recognize the signs of a woman running from her past.
She’s not who she says she is—and isn’t about to share her secrets.
Sexy-as-sin Police Chief Mike Flannery knows the new arrival to Hopewell Springs is trouble. She has a smoking-hot body and a quick wit…and he’ll be damned if that’s not a turn-on. But this former NYPD cop and small-town heartthrob has been burned before, and there’s no way he’ll let that happen again.
New York City Detective Cassie Yates is on the run. A six-month undercover sting in a sleazy bar seemed like a textbook arrest—but now there’s a hit out on her. Armed with fake ID, her K-9 companion, and a police-issued SUV, she flees to a quiet upstate town where she trades her badge and gun for a spatula, finally finding peace in the dream she tossed aside to follow her family into law enforcement.
There’s no denying the fire and ice between them. But as the hired assassin closes in, Mike’s past comes roaring back and secrets are revealed in an explosion destined to tear them apart—if not destroy them.

#Review #1
BURNOUT is the first book by Tee O'Fallon, plus it is the book number one in the NYPD Blue & Gold series. Something I liked about the idea of reading it was that she, Tee, knows what she is talking about when it comes to this whole world of detectives, police and everything, I thought it gave the series a complete new reality. And the cover added another sexy bonus.

When it is about dating, Mike and Cassie have their own version/perception of relationships; Mike has not had good luck with women, not for lack of trying but because of he trusting and ending with a broken heart and alone. In the other hand, Cassie has tried to date (for more than ten minutes) but it seemed that her ability to find someone "correct" or at least somebody that gave her more emotion in the dating thing, was not so good. Yet, when they met, OMG! There is instant-chemistry everywhere, it was not one of those stories where they meet and then they immediately start a relationship, it was slow but great.

This is about Cassie and Mike finding something they were not even looking for, and also about encouraging themselves to trust other people in a new level; their story together started like any other, however, Cassie already had a big secret, which is not good if you want to start dating someone. At first, I was really caught by their chemistry and the sparks that came with it. But then it suddenly took a different path -one that I saw coming due to all the events that were happening- and it somehow added the plot a little more of excitement.

BURNOUT is classified as Romantic Suspense, so there was love/romance with a touch of suspense. This kind of books are very appealing for the diversity they represent. Tee is a new author plus I think she did a really good job with this book, very recommend it if you like this kind of story, plot and characters.
Book: +4 too-hot-cover stars c:
Buy: Amazon US | B&N | Kobo | Amazon UK 
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Ten more minutes and all freaking hell would break loose.
Cassie wanted to growl as she braced her palms on the bar where she served as bartender in this crap-hole—the worst undercover assignment she’d ever had.
She scanned the twenty rickety wooden tables surrounding the raised stage in La Femme. Every walk of life in Manhattan was accounted for, from blue-collar workers in jeans and T-shirts to businessmen sporting thousand-dollar Armani suits. Sick bastards. They were all here for the underage girls. She hoped the perverted a-holes went down in flames.
Half a dozen drugged-out teenagers gyrated their scantily clad bodies from center stage, swaying and undulating to the rhythm of music pumping from overhead speakers. The bass boomed full throttle. Glasses on the bar vibrated. Bottles of cheap booze crammed onto rusty metal shelves hummed their own crystalline tune.
Cassie walked a few feet down the narrow aisle behind the bar, her black pumps making sucking noises on the wet, sticky tile. She wasn’t thrilled about wearing the working attire that hugged her so tightly she could hardly breathe. Her clothes barely concealed the body wire microphone nestled between her breasts and the tiny digital recorder taped to the inside of her thigh.
Another glance at her watch.
Six minutes to go.
She took a steadying breath, then grabbed a tray and went around the bar to gather empty glasses and bottles from the tables. Normally, it was the waitresses’ job to collect empties, but the less glass out there during a takedown the better.
After filling her tray, she turned and slammed headfirst into something solid. Glasses and bottles rattled on the tray, nearly sliding to the floor. The customer she’d plowed into gripped her upper arm, steadying her.
“Sorry about that.” She looked up and smiled at the face looming above her. “Thank”—her smile froze—“you.” She recognized him immediately. It was the bearded man she’d seen come in earlier, the one who’d made La Femme’s scumbag owner, Rod Manici, visibly nervous. The guy had gone directly into the back rooms—rooms reserved for private sessions. Apparently he was finished doing whatever perverted things he’d come here for. After years on the job, Cassie automatically took inventory.
Five-ten, a hundred and seventy pounds, dressed casually but neatly in black slacks and a black sweater. His beard didn’t quite match the color of his dark brown hair. She’d bet her ass it was a fake beard. No shock there, lots of men wouldn’t want to be recognized in a dump like this.
“You’re welcome,” he said, still gripping her arms. His voice was smooth, practiced, like a radio talk show host’s. The smile he gave her was pleasant enough, yet it never reached his eyes.
His eyes were an intensely bright gray, striking even, yet something about the man was definitely off. Was it that subtle air of superiority she detected? The way he carried himself, one would think he owned the place. No, that wasn’t it. That’s when Cassie saw it, a vicious, cruel light flickering in those gray depths. Just as quickly, it was gone, slick facade back in place. As if he’d suddenly realized he’d unintentionally exposed his inner demon.
He released her arms and turned, disappearing out the front door and leaving the scent of expensive cologne in his wake. Cassie watched the door slam behind him, her skin still crawling from where he’d touched her. It was more her woman’s intuition talking than cop instinct, yet she was certain of one thing—that man was pure evil. Too bad he wouldn’t be here for the takedown. She’d definitely like to see him in cuffs. That would have knocked that air of superiority straight out of him.
For the remaining few seconds of her illustrious bartending career, Cassie checked her customers’ drinks for the last time. Sweat ran from her neck into the valley between her breasts.
Any moment now, and…
Copyright © 2016 by Tee O’Fallon. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce, distribute, or transmit in any form or by any means. 

Tee O'Fallon has been a federal agent for twenty-two years, giving her hands-on experience in the field of law enforcement that she combines with her love of romantic suspense. Tee's job affords her the unique opportunity to work with the heroic and sexy men in law enforcement on a daily basis. For Tee, research is the easy part!

Besides reading and writing, Tee loves cooking, gardening, chocolate, lychee martinis, and her Belgian sheepdog.

Title: On Her Six
Author: Christina Elle
Series: Under Covers, #1
Publication Date: May 23rd 2016
Genres: Romantic Suspense
Imprint: Select Suspense
Length: 362 pages
First rule of stake-outs – don’t fall in love.
New neighbors are bad news in Samantha Harper’s experience. Especially ones as suspicious and brooding as the guy who just moved in next door. So when the dangerous but sexy stranger seems to be involved in something illegal—the aspiring cop in her takes action. If only she could stop thinking about how he looks naked…
All DEA agent Ash Cooper wants to do is lay low and survive this crap surveillance assignment. But after a run-in with his attractive neighbor, he realizes that’s going to be much harder than he planned. Keeping the woman out of trouble is hard enough, but keeping his hands off her is near impossible.

#Review #2

ON HER SIX is the first book in the Under Covers series written by Christina Elle; It is true that the cover was a factor (maybe six) in my decision -it is undeniable, HOWEVER, have you read the synopsis yet? It is very captivating itself which in a certain way makes the book more appealing. Plus, I love reading new authors.

Samantha and Ash surely met in a peculiar way, so from the beginning this story guarantees to be unique and unforgettable. Samantha is a free-soul character, but there were moments when it put her in trouble; I liked that she was determined when she got something in her head, it made her persona more charming. And there is also her inner circle, they seemed to be what keep her grounded. Her past, more specifically, her story with the police and what happened or what people think her dad did, somehow makes her be more focused on what she wants. And then we have Ash, the sexy strange in our story. He was very similar to Samantha, which made me saw them in the same way; he knows what he has to do, yet, he seems to let himself -a little too much- to be influenced by some things that happened a long time ago. But then when you understand why he is the way he is, everything makes sense. Their relationship/friendship looks to be very influenced by both their past and decisions that were made before they even met. It is about trusting and getting to know each other, everything in order to discover and find what and who is behind what is happening with their relationship and with their lives.

Samantha plus Ash make the story very intriguing, and of course, there were also the other characters that give the essential amount of right to the whole plot. A suspense with tons of romance, in addition to a sexy-as-h*** guy with other six big-and-firm reasons to read it. Very fascinating if you ask me. Christina wrote the correct things at the right moments so the story is just amazing. I liked and highly recommend it.
Book: +4 six-reasons-are-enough stars!
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This was so not the way Samantha Harper wanted to start her day. Running late to work again, she had just gotten her car door open when someone came up behind her.
“Gi-give me your ma-money,” a gravelly male voice stuttered. Something cold and hard dug into her lower back. “Now.”
A gun. Inhaling a long gush of hot July air, she worked to slow her racing pulse and allow her training to kick in.
Keep him talking. Distract him. Buy some time to get out of the situation.
When she didn’t move, he spoke again, “Di-did you h-hear me?”
“Yes, I heard you,” she said.
“Then hand it over.” She attempted to peer over her shoulder at the assailant, but the man pressed the gun harder into her spine, causing a slice of pain to the bone.
Wincing, she said, “I don’t think that’s a good idea.”
“Wha-what?” the man said, surprised.
“There are less criminal ways of making a living. You don’t have to do this.” She’d met plenty of people at the station who had forgone crime and now lived respectable lives. “I can help you.”
“Shut your m-mouth and gi-give me your goddamn m-money!”
Something in the way the guy spoke told her this wasn’t a regular mugging and he wasn’t a regular criminal. No, he didn’t seem like the usual drug-addicted men she’d helped book at the precinct. This one was more desperate. Frantic. Confused even.
“Are you okay?” she asked, once again trying to look over her shoulder.
There was a blip of silence where she didn’t think he was going to answer. The pressure against her back lessened, before he came to. “I…I d-don’t know what’s wrong wi-with me.” A slight tremor thrummed from where he held the gun. She caught sight of him rubbing his forehead as if suffering from a severe migraine.
She glanced up and down the vacant city street. No one outside due to the early morning hour. Only a handful of other cars parked along the curb. It was normally a quiet street. Neighbors took care of their houses, kept their hedges trimmed, and waved to one another when passing on the street. Things like muggings hardly happened in this part of the city.
The aggressive neighborhood watch group didn’t hurt either.
The sun beat down. Her skin felt clammy. Her pastel yellow blouse suctioned to her skin like plastic wrap. The stifling air mixed with the adrenalin coursing through her veins made it difficult to breathe. And to think.
Copyright © 2016 by Christina Elle. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce, distribute, or transmit in any form or by any means.

Christina believes that laughter really is the best medicine, which is why in her stories she blends a healthy dose of hilarious hijinks with gritty suspense.

When she’s not writing fun contemporary romance or quirky romantic suspense, Christina can be found devouring books in every genre, watching Chris Hemsworth on TV, playing board games with her family, working out, checking out Chris Hemsworth on Facebook, napping, stalking Chris Hemsworth on Instagram, and shopping…for Chris Hemsworth’s latest DVD.

Christina lives near Baltimore with her husband and two sons, who give her an endless supply of humorous material to write about. She is a member of Romance Writers of America and Maryland Romance Writers.

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Boone Brux

#ReleaseDayBlast + #Review | DEAR JANE by Marissa Clarke + PROPERLY GROOMED by Boone Brux

January 09, 2017, 0 Comments | Comentarios

Happy (late) new year everyone! This is officially our very first review plus post of the year. I know maybe it is nothing new but anyways, I hope you like it :)

Welcome to the #ReleaseBlast for Dear Jane by Marissa Clarke + Properly Groomed by Boone Brux
You can follow the tour here -> Dear Jane + Properly Groomed

Title: Dear Jane
Author: Marissa Clarke
Series: Animal Attraction #1
Publication Date: Releasing January 9, 2017
Genres: Entangled Lovestruck

Blurb Jane Dixon is a dating disaster. Flammable tablecloths and broken arms are just a typical evening for her unlucky companions. No wonder Jane never gets past a first date. But luckily her co-worker and new bff says he’s got loads of friends who’d date her more than once. If only she could stop thinking about how much fun he was to hang out with. And she’d never dropped a bucket of ice on his junk. Win.

All attorney Eric Blackwell has to do to make junior partner is not screw anything up for six weeks, which seems like a slam dunk until he finds himself matchmaker to the office “One Date Wonder” aka the boss’s daughter. It’s hard to stay focused when setting up the hottest girl he’s ever met with everyone but himself. Maybe he could just set her up with all the wrong men, and keep his hands off his new friend… Yeah. His promotion is toast.

DEAR JANE is the first book in Marissa's new series Animal Attraction; while it was true that the books' name did not caught my attention, the moment I read the series' name and the synopsis, wow they made me instantly want to read it -seriously, plus the idea of reading a new author is always delightful; so as you can see, there were a few reasons to do it.

The main character are very peculiar, they thought -even when they did not really know each other- that they were different when it came to every single thing in their lives, yet when they started to spend more and more time together... all changed, and then when everything seemed to be wrong, everything that mattered to them was right. 

Jane is literally a dating disaster, she has never been in a second date since a long time, and for some reason, she cannot date the only male friend who has borne whatever she does -with and without want to. Eric knows what he wants, and he is focused on getting it, even if that means just being friends with the only girl that has show him there is more than work and successful, sadly, he told her he can get her someone who would last more than just one date, plus he has never wanted a serious relationship; ignore what you want and accept what you can get, it seems easy, right? Kinda. Not so much if you cannot just accept a one time thing in the sofa.

This story is a mix of funny, love, hilarious and cuteness, there is a lot more beyond the synopsis and cover; plus, when there is a Dear Jane involve... anything could happen, even fall hard. And the why behind the name of the series is better.
Book: +4 Just-take-a-chance stars c:
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Marissa Clarke is a multi-award-winning, RITA® nominated author of romance for adults and teens. She lives in Texas, where everything is bigger, especially the mosquitoes. When not writing, she wrangles her rowdy pack of three teens, husband, and a Cairn terrier named Annabel, who rules the house (and Marissa's heart) with an iron paw.

Marissa Clarke is a pseudonym. Her real name is Mary Lindsey and she also writes young adult novels for Penguin USA.

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Author: Boone Brux
Series: Wedding Favors #3
Publication Date: Releasing January 9, 2017
Imprint: Entangled Lovestruck

BlurbPlaying house just got real…

When Joya Bennett wakes up after her brother’s wedding, half-naked and lying next to her lifelong crush, she’s mortified. OMG, did she try to jump his bones? Worse, did she succeed? Intending to lay low and housesit for her brother until the embarrassment fades, she sneaks away before he wakes up.

What she didn’t plan on is having company.

Lincoln Fisher doesn’t do relationships, but if he did, his friend’s little sister would be the one to tie him down. Good thing Joya had one too many drinks during the reception or he’d have crossed a line. Her brother would kill him if he found out all the places Linc wanted to kiss the sexy, auburn-haired beauty.

And now they’re stuck in the same house. For two weeks.

She’s off-limits. And he needs to keep it that way, even if the heat building between them is hot enough to blow off the roof…

Each book in the Wedding Favors series is a stand-alone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 Bridesmaid Blues
Book #2 Random Acts of Marriage
Book #3 Properly Groomed

PROPERLY GROOMED is the third book in the Wedding Favors series by Boone, however, this is the second book I have read. All of these books are standalone so in whatever order you read them you would enjoy in the same way.

Most of the time, when all begin with one of the characters without remembering what happened -at least, not quite enough- it would be a nice ride. Plus, if the sexy guy is the one you have had a crush in for what seems to be forever, then you just have to enjoy it. Yet, Joya did not seem so great about it, so the faster she could get out of the room without him noticing, the better. And if she did not see he again in a long time, a lot much better. But her plans are obviously made in the wrong moment, because when she sees him... OMG! When Lincoln knows the true of what happened in that room that night -and before that- but he does not seem so pleased to tell it, of course, he would enjoy it a little bit longer. And the fact that they would be spending two weeks together alone under the same room, it is not just hard for him to resist the temptation.

Properly Groomed is a predictable story however a good one, I am sure you would grow a feeling for it, because it is very fascinating itself. PG is cute and lovely -plus he is hot. Highly recommended if you like this kind of stories.
Book: +4 you-cannot-resist-the-temptation stars!

Amazon Best Selling Author Boone Brux’s stories range from high fantasy to humorous paranormal.

Having lived all over the world, and finally settling in the icy region of Alaska, she's always looking for the next adventure. It's not unusual to find Boone traversing the remotest parts of the Alaskan bush, gathering information for her stories. No person or escapade is off limits when it comes to weaving real life experiences into her books or blogs.

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Giveaway #1 (Kindle Fire Tablet) 
Giveaway #2 (Two Ebook Copies of BRIDESMAID BLUES)

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