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What to Read Wednesday with Samanthe Beck author of Compromising Her Position ~ Giveaway

I’m so glad it’s Wednesday because that means it’s time for What to Read Wednesday :) Please help me welcome the amazing Samanthe Beck to the blog. She talking about naming her characters–one of  my favorite subjects–and then sharing her release Compromising Her Position. I love, LOVE this cover and the blurb sounds amazing.

And, don’t forget to enter her wonderful giveaway :)

Take it away Samanthe …


First off, a big THANK YOU to the lovely and talented Christine Warner for having me here to talk about my latest Brazen, Compromising Her Position. It’s a super-sexy story, (it’s a Brazen, after all!), involving hotel executive Rafe St. Sebastian, competitor Chelsea Wayne, a Santa suit, and an epic case of mistaken identity. Basically, Chelsea shoves the wrong Santa into a supply closet during the company Christmas party and wishes him a happy holiday that is definitely NSFW! Oops. Talk about a compromising position.


What inspired me to do such a naughty thing to my characters? Well, I’m not saying I sit around Googling “David Gandy naked” all day, but I did happen upon an image of the insanely photogenic Mr. Gandy in bed, naked, save for a Santa hat. My initial reaction, of course, was, “Holy crap! Imagine the line at the mall to sit on Santa’s lap if he were in the suit.” Then I thought about the iconic costume, and everything it entails, and wondered if we’d even know there was a hottie beneath.


Boom. Inspiration for all sorts of naughtiness. I had a perfect vision of my hero. Now all I had to do was name him. Names are important. A good one grabs a reader’s interest, while a bad one can pull her right out of a story. Admittedly, it’s highly subjective. Maybe I don’t like a certain name because it reminds me of the kid who used to freak me out with his rubber snake in first grade? I can’t know everyone’s name peeves, but I can know my characters. For Rafe I wanted something that sounded as worldly as the man himself. I also needed a name that would work as the masthead for a chain of luxury resorts. Sadly, David Gandy was already taken, but I thought Rafael St. Sebastian had a nice ring to it. Rafe is only one letter away from rake, and that worked for me. The St. Sebastian sounded like somewhere I’d have to cough up $500.00 a night to stay. Done.


Naming Chelsea took a little more work. She’s a good girl…a people-pleaser working in an industry where those tendencies take her far, but on a personal level, result in her being taken advantage of. She’s ready to get tough with herself, though, and stop making the same mistakes. I liked the combination of Chelsea, (which sounds soft and sweet to me), and Wayne, (which calls to mind big, bad, take-no-bullshit John Wayne). It struck the right balance, to me.


I’d love to know what you think!  Is there a name that ruins a book for you, no matter how awesome the story might be? (But wait, if it’s Rafe or Chelsea, don’t tell me)!


Do have a safe and happy Thanksgiving.






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a Compromise Me Novel
Samanthe Beck
Releasing November 16, 2015
Entangled Brazen
A sexy category romance from Entangled’s Brazen imprint…

He’s not who she expected, but he’s exactly the man she needs…
When Chelsea Wayne drags Santa into a supply closet for a little office party nookie, she assumes the man in the suit is her on-again/off-again coworker boyfriend. Instead, it’s Rafe St. Sebastian, a man known for his hard-driving ways in business as well as the bedroom–and, kill her now, the brand spanking new owner of Las Ventanas–who grants her naughtiest Christmas wishes.
So much for her reputation, not to mention her career.
Rafe needs to close three acquisitions to prove to his father he’s ready to take the helm of St. Sebastian Enterprises. A hot interlude in a supply closet after deal number two seems like the perfect illicit Christmas bonus. Unfortunately, when that “bonus” becomes the key to the final deal, he finds himself back in bed–so to speak–with Chelsea, and after their steamy tryst, he’s not interested in keeping things professional…


“There is nothing personal between us.”

“I beg to differ. In fact, I’m fairly certain I know your deepest, darkest secret.”

“I sincerely doubt that.”

He brought his mouth to her ear. “You knew I wasn’t Paul.”

“No.” The denial, though immediate, sounded slightly breathless, slightly desperate.

She had to have at least suspected, at some point. He refused to believe otherwise. “Not at first. But when I had you clinging to the tables, trembling so hard you could barely stand? You knew.”

“You-you’re delusional. If I’d realized you weren’t Paul, don’t you think I would have stopped you?”

“No. By the time you realized, you didn’t care.” The crowd around them erupted into a countdown.

Ten… He cupped her jaw in one hand…
Nine… and slid the other down her back. Then lower. Eight… “You didn’t care about anything except my tongue tracing the path of your thong”—he let his fingers do the honor now—“all the way down until I could taste your sweet, throbbing little—”

“I thought you were Paul!” Her wide eyes darted to his, pupils huge.

Five… “Remember how you used your body to beg for more? There’s no f-ing way you’ve ever begged like that for Paul Barrington. No f-ing way. I could have you begging again.”

Her breathing came in quick, shallow pants. The hands she’d rested lightly on his shoulders tightened, bunching his jacket in a white-knuckled grip. She shook her head. “Not going to happen.”

Three… He was risking getting his face slapped in the middle of a dance floor on New Year’s Eve, but he didn’t care. For some inexcusable reason, he needed to know she wanted him, not Barrington.

Two… He spread his palm over the perfect curve of her ass and hauled her against him, so she’d feel just how well he remembered every damn detail of their last meeting.


“It’s not?” he challenged, and then crushed her lips under his.

Cheers of “Happy New Year” echoed around them over the strains of “Auld Lang Syne.” A flotilla of black and silver balloons sailed down from the ceiling. Guests laughed, and sang, and jostled them while he kissed her. Sparkly, star- shaped confetti rained over everyone and everything, and he kept right on kissing her. Her arms twined around his neck. Her lips parted. She flattened one hand against the back of his head and held on. When he bent her over his arm and swept his tongue into her soft, yielding mouth, she wrapped her leg around his hip. The heat of her body practically seared his thigh through his tuxedo pants.

He trapped her lower lip between his teeth and nibbled. There went his no biting promise, but her shuddery moan told him she didn’t mind.

The song ended. The house lights came up a few notches. He slowly drew her upright, and even more slowly relinquished her mouth. She stared up at him, dazed, her lips plumped from their kiss.

“You’re a terrible liar, Miss Wayne.”

Giving her a grin he hoped didn’t reveal how much the move cost him, he walked away.



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Wine lover, sleep fanatic, and USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy contemporary romance novels, Samanthe Beck lives in Malibu, California, with her long-suffering but extremely adorable husband and their turbo-son, Hud. Throw in a furry ninja named Kitty and Bebe the trash talking Chihuahua and you get the whole, chaotic picture.
When not clinging to sanity by her fingernails or dreaming up fun, fan-your-cheeks sexy ways to get her characters to happily-ever-afters, she
searches for the perfect cabernet to pair with Ambien.
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Posted by on November 25, 2015 in What to Read Wednesday


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RELEASE DAY BLAST ~ How To Lose A Bachelor by Anna Banks ~ GIVEAWAY

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Anna Banks
Releasing Nov 9th, 2015
Entangled: Bliss
When Rochelle Ransom auditioned for the dating show Luring Love, she had big plans for winning the prize money to help her favorite charity–and if she won the hot bachelor’s heart, even better. But at the last minute she finds out the hot bachelor is her ex-boyfriend, Grant Drake. Desperate to keep her distance from him, she’ll do anything–and everything–to get voted off.
Years ago, Rochelle broke Grant’s heart, and he’s out for revenge. There’s no way he’ll vote her off.  After all, vengeance
is a dish best served red-hot…and on live television.
When her hilarious antics to get kicked off the show escalate, Grant’s reminded why he fell in love with her the first time. Now he isn’t sure which might be more fun… Seeing how far Rochelle is willing to go to get away or how far he will to keep her forever.


“Aaaand rolling!” Chris said, retaking the director’s seat a few feet away.

Grant could practically feel the cameras focusing back on him. “I’ve decided to be America’s reporter for the day,” he said, having already memorized his lines. “So I have a few questions to ask that I think everyone will want to know—including me.” Their eyes locked. So did Rochelle’s jaw. Grant paused for effect. Then, “Why on earth would you choose to audition for a sleezy show like Luring Love?”

“CUT!” yelled Chris.

“I mean, have you really drained the dating pool already?” Grant continued, getting angrier with each word out of his mouth. These were, after all, valid questions. Never in a million years would Rochelle have chased after a man—so why the hell was she here? “What would your mother say? Coming on a show like this to paw at a man who’s already got nine other women doing the same thing?”

“I said cut!” Chris growled.

“Oh, are we going to talk about mothers, then?” Rochelle flung back her hair. “Instead of dating pools, let’s talk about gene pools—and the fact that you and your four siblings originated from separate ones!”

“Cut, cut, cut!” Chris had his hand on Grant’s shoulder, but Grant wouldn’t turn his eyes away from Rochelle. Her expression read Challenge Accepted.

Did she really just insult his mother’s…need for variety in life? He couldn’t let that low blow go unpunished. “Let’s do talk about gene pools and how we both know that cleavage of that particular magnitude doesn’t run in your family.”

Taken aback, Rochelle clutched at her shirt. Grant felt a win on the horizon, if hurling mother insults could, in fact, be considered winning at anything. “It’s a halter top, moron. It’s designed for cleavage. Besides, you didn’t seem to be complaining when I walked in!” she added.

His mouth fell slightly ajar. She noticed me noticing. Did the crew? Will America? “It doesn’t suit you,” he blurted.  A complete lie. It enhanced an already irresistible figure—so much so that he just might have been willing to change his general opinion on how much cleavage a woman should expose in public.  In fact, he suspected he’d change his view on world peace if Rochelle sat on his lap and asked him to.

“Really? Everything underneath suited the hell out of you before!”

“For God’s sake,” Chris said, standing in front of Grant to block his view of Rochelle. “Are we speaking the same language?”

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NYT Bestselling YA author of The Syrena Legacy series: OF POSEIDON (2012) OF TRITON (2013) OF NEPTUNE (2014). Repped by
rockstar Lucy Carson of the Friedrich Agency. I live with my husband and daughter in the Florida Panhandle. I have a southern accent compared to New Yorkers, and I enjoy food cooked with real fat. I can’t walk in high heels, but I’m very good at holding still in them. If you put chocolate in front of me, you must not have wanted it in the first place.
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Posted by on November 9, 2015 in Blitz/Bonanza Spotlights


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INTERVIEW with Cathy Skendrovich author of PRISONER OF LOVE

Hi readers! We are in for a big treat today :) Please help me welcome my Entangled Publishing sister Cathy Skendrovich. She’s taken the hot seat and I’ve asked her some questions about herself and her latest release PRISONER OF LOVE! I think you’ll enjoy getting to know her better and learning more about her book.

As you know, I’m a total cover junkie and Cathy has a fabulous cover!!!

Let’s get started!

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Tell us something you love, something you hate, and something you fear.

I love my family. I hate cauliflower. And I fear getting locked in a bathroom stall. Seriously.

I can understand that fear :) What’s the last thing you cooked?

Turkey breast with all the fixings (I’m practicing for Thanksgiving :))

My fave holiday! What’s your favorite holiday and why?

Christmas, because I love decorating for it, and shopping, and even, to a lesser degree, cooking for it. I love to see if I pleased people with their gifts. Also, because here in southern California, it’s a cooler temperature at Christmas.

Describe your writing space.

That’s a funny question, because I don’t have a designated space! My two college age sons are still at home, and my 93-year-old dad lives with us, so our four-bedroom-house is packed. I own a laptop, and a rolling laptop stand. I type most often in the family room when no one is around. If I can, I will go into my sons’ rooms while they are at school or work and create at their desks. My last resort is stretching out on my bed to write. But you know how long that lasts before I get sleepy!

I have an office, but write in my living room because it has so many windows and sunlight! Tell us your favorite part about the writing process.

My favorite part is coming up with the idea/plot. I love the zing I get when I see something and a story idea pops into my head. It’s a real rush when that happens.

I love choosing character names. How did you go about choosing the names for your hero and heroine?

Unfortunately, I have no real ritual. I try to choose ordinary names that are easy to say and don’t all begin with the same letter. I remember years ago reading a book that had three characters whose names all began with the letter M. Talk about confusing! I was forever mixing them up in my head. So that is why I choose common names. With Jake Dalton, in my head he looked like a Jake. It just felt right. For Dalton, I chose the name from the name of a road in the TV show “Ice Road Truckers,” believe it or not. I put the two names together and they just clicked. And with Lucy, I wanted an old-fashioned name, a sturdy name, like her character. Lucy filled those requirements for me.

Love that! If you could tweet a favorite line from your book, what would it be? Yep, that’s right, you only get 140 characters. :)

He put her cell phone in his front jumpsuit pocket. “Feel free to go fish for it. Just be aware of what else you might come up with.”

That’s a great tweet! Describe your hero in five words.

Sexy, irreverent, inventive, shrewd, tough

Now your heroine.

Curvy, serious, analytical, sensitive, orderly

Why do you write the genre you do?

I have loved romance since I started reading, I think. Even when I read mysteries or suspense, I always want a sideline of romance between characters. The same when I write. I love to explore the way people meet and come together. Even if there is a murder or a mystery, there always needs to be that spark of awareness between two people.

Do you have a writing ritual—as in do you have to have a certain drink, light a candle, play music, wear a lucky pair of socks?

I write first thing in the morning, while everyone is at work, or still in their rooms. I make hot tea, feed the dog, and then sit down to write. If I don’t get side-tracked by social media!

What makes your book stand out from others in the same genre?

Realism. Although romantic suspense readers like to be transported into a dangerous but still romantic plot, they aren’t looking for a fairytale. Prisoner of Love delivers the romance, yet the characters are down-to-earth people that you could meet in real life. For example, Lucy is not a goddess. She wears glasses and is ten pounds overweight. Women can relate to her instead of another perfect “Barbie” character.  Also, a cop as an escaped con who kidnaps an innocent bystander; the setup alone shows readers the hero isn’t going to be that perfect “Godlike” man (which makes the book more realistic)

Can you share a sneak peek into what you’re working on now?

I am writing a contemporary romance at the moment. “Meet Sydney Hughes. She tends bar in her dad’s neighborhood pub since her mom died a few years ago. Though she has a degree in hotel management, she enjoys helping her father out with his business. Her infectious smile, sense of humor, and lively showmanship pack the bar every weekend.

Enter Alexios Verga, co-CEO of The Midas Touch, the latest hotel and casino to crowd onto the Las Vegas Strip. Alexios is responsible for the casino and entertainment. Which are not doing particularly well, since he prefers to frequent the Strip’s lounges with his latest hottie instead of manage the business. Until Daddy lowers the boom: raise the hotel’s bar revenues or start taking orders from his younger brother.

The first time Alexios enters Jimmy’s Bar he is fascinated with Sydney’s ability to take drink orders, schmooze with the patrons, and entertain using flamboyant moves more in keeping with a magician than a bartender, as well as her fresh, girl-next-door looks and personality. But when he makes her a lucrative job offer, she flatly turns him down, unimpressed by his good looks or his credentials. Unused to rejection, he goes around her back.

Now that Sydney reluctantly works for Alexios, she’s even more the ice queen where he’s concerned. And he finds himself obsessed with the sexy bartender, thinking of her morning, noon, and night. Is Alexios capable of changing his playboy ways, and winning Sydney’s trust? Or will this be his last call?”

Sounds awesome and I love your hero’s name!



My favorite number is __7_______

I’ve always wished I could __own a Jaguar F-Type Coupe_________

If I could travel anywhere in the world, I’d pack up and head to ___Vienna_______

The most daring thing I’ve done is hike up to Multnomah Falls and stand on the bridge while the water cascades around you. Awesome!___________

My kitchen is _small but very user-friendly____________

The last book I read was __True Deceptions by Veronica Forand________



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Excerpt from Prisoner of Love

The whoosh of the passenger door flying open snapped her eyes wide. A blurred orange figure blocked the daylight and threw himself into the passenger seat, roaring in a gravelly male voice, “Get the car moving now! And don’t even think about jumping.” He brandished a rusty file that had a nasty pointed end like a knife. “Do it!”

Lucy screamed. Just opened her mouth and let it rip, all the startled, adrenaline-rushing fear boiling up from her stomach like lava. The sound didn’t faze the man beyond a widening of his wild, brown eyes. He grabbed the front of her black Hello Kitty sweatshirt and hauled her close, nose to nose. “Shut the hell up right now and do what I said.” He stared into her face for several tense seconds. At last he shoved her away from him.

While Lucy cowered in the driver’s seat, he kicked his left leg over the console and pounded on the gas pedal with his heavy foot. The car revved, yet remained unmoving, still in park.

“Damn it all to hell,” he snarled.

His attention shot to the gear shift knob, and Lucy recognized the moment for what it was: her one and only chance to escape. Gathering the scattered shreds of courage within her quaking body, she slipped her fingers over the door handle, sucked in bolstering oxygen, and wrenched open the door, flinging herself into precious freedom—

Only to be snapped back into the confines of the ancient Honda like a Bungee jumper on a too-short cord. She hadn’t unfastened her seat belt.

She turned toward the intruder. Her eyes collided with his and she saw her reflection in their shadowy depths. He shook his head slowly at her.

“That was stupid.”


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Posted by on October 29, 2015 in Blitz/Bonanza Spotlights


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.99 CENT SALE ~ A Friendly Engagement from Entangled Publishing ~ GIVEAWAY




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A Friends First Novel #1
Christine Warner
Released June 2015
Entangled Publishing


Omar Esterly is married to his job. But when Omar sets his sights on a potential, family-oriented client, his confirmed bachelorhood becomes a problem. Fortunately, his friend and employee, Devi Boss, has the perfect plan…
Okay, so it wasn’t exactly Devi’s plan to become her friend’s fake fiancée. Lies aren’t her style. However, Omar offers her a big, beautiful raise—enough to track down the missing father she’s never known—and Devi reluctantly agrees to the whole engagement hoax…
This was supposed to be a no-strings-attached win-win for both Devi and Omar, but when they cross the line between friendship and…well, something more, Devi realizes she’s made a huge mistake that just might cost her both job and friend—falling for her fiancé.

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“You’re game for anything, right?”

Devi compressed her lips and studied Omar through a narrow gaze, taking in the way his overly bright eyes concentrated on her face as if memorizing every pore. Her gaze traveled south to the non-existent rise and fall of his chest and how he pushed his suit jacket aside as he placed his hands low on his hips. He’d stopped breathing while he waited for her reply. That made her more nervous than anything. “Normally I am game for anything, but considering the man asking the question, I’m a little nervous.” She licked her lips.

Omar shook his head, swallowing her hands in the warmth of his. “No. This is a great idea. I can’t believe I didn’t see it before.”

“I’ll hold back on saying I’m glad I could help until I know what you’ve got pinging around your brain.” She tried to pull free of his grip, but he only grasped her fingers tighter. Her inner voice told her whatever plan he’d cooked up included her and she wouldn’t be thrilled with the role.

“Bartow wants a family-first firm. He wants a planner who is married, blah, blah blah.” He dismissed his unfinished words with the thrust of his chin.

Devi nodded, her mouth going dry. Was he planning to hire a wife, or about to propose?

“I might not be married, but what if I were engaged?”

She didn’t want to jump to conclusions about the proposal so she pasted on a tight smile. “Do you have a serious girlfriend hidden away I don’t know about?” The thought unsettled her, but she pushed aside the heaviness in her gut. Omar and relationships mixed like fire and ice. Not that women didn’t find him attractive and vice versa, but his true love would always be work. Most sane women wanted something more than a workaholic commitment-phobe.

He shook his head a bit too vigorously. “No. No.” His grip tightened, and she flexed her fingers so he’d loosen his hold. “Hear me out before you shoot me down.”

“I’m more curious than ever.” Again, she threw sand over that niggling feeling in her belly. She never jumped to conclusions. Living by the seat of your pants didn’t allow it, but…

Why start now? She rolled her shoulders in an effort to relax. Omar pulled her off to the side and out of the crowd moving past them on the sidewalk. His hands shook with excitement, and he swallowed hard before clearing his throat. Always calm and collected, his buildup unsettled Devi, and she tugged one hand from his grip and pressed it against the gurgle growing in her stomach.

“How about we announce our engagement? I could pull in some favors and have it in the press Monday morning. That’d still give Bartow enough time to invite us to the meet and greet. And—”

“Whoa, whoa, whoa.” Devi’s stomach did a nosedive, and she yanked her other hand from his death grip and stepped back. She twisted one of the bangle bracelets on her wrist. “Our engagement? First off, I didn’t even know we were dating. And second, I am not going to help you get ahead by lying.”

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Friendly Arrangement
A Friends
First Novel #2
Oct 26th, 2015

What happens when your plus one becomes “the one”?

Holly Haggerty and Roth Esterly are two besties with everything in common—they’re neighbors, career-driven, and commitment-phobes. Tired of always being set up on dates by well-meaning friends and family, they take matters into their own hands: they will be the other’s plus one—a little friendly arrangement between friends.

Easy…until a steamy night where they cross the line. But that’s okay, they’ll add an addendum—one that includes a little action between the sheets…on top of the sheets…and without the sheets. But there are rules. Dating and sex are exclusive until one of them decides to terminate the agreement. No slumber parties. And if either party becomes emotionally involved they will break things off with no hard feelings.

When unexpected news changes their plans and turns their fun arrangement into something more serious, Holly and Roth must come to terms with what’s more important—what they thought they wanted, or what they really need.

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Christine Warner is living her dream in Michigan along with her family, one laptop, and a much loved assortment of furry friends. Besides laughing and a good dose of humor, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, reading, writing, but no arithmetic. A confessed people watcher, she finds inspiration for her stories in everyday activities. She loves to read and write about strong heroes, and determined,
sometimes sassy, heroines.
A girl gone wild, at least where social media is concerned, she enjoys meeting other avid readers and writers on facebook, twitter and her website at 

Posted by on October 12, 2015 in Blitz/Bonanza Spotlights


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~~~COVER REVEAL~~~A Friendly Arrangement, book 2 in the Friends First series by Christine Warner

WOOT HOO! I’m excited to be able to finally share the gorgeous book cover for the second book in my Friends First Series–A Friendly Arrangement.

This releases on October 26th and I’m including the blurb and the pre-buy links if you want to jump start your book shopping.




What happens when your plus one becomes “the one”?

Holly Haggerty and Roth Esterly are two besties with everything in common—they’re neighbors, career-driven, and commitment-phobes. Tired of always being set up on dates by well-meaning friends and family, they take matters into their own hands: they will be the other’s plus one—a little friendly arrangement between friends.

Easy…until a steamy night where they cross the line. But that’s okay, they’ll add an addendum—one that includes a little action between the sheets…on top of the sheets…and without the sheets. But there are rules. Dating and sex are exclusive until one of them decides to terminate the agreement. No slumber parties. And if either party becomes emotionally involved they will break things off with no hard feelings.

When unexpected news changes their plans and turns their fun arrangement into something more serious, Holly and Roth must come to terms with what’s more important—what they thought they wanted, or what they really need.

Title: A Friendly Arrangement
Series: Friends First, #2
Author: Christine Warner
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: TBA
ISBN: 978-1-63375-4-331
Release Date: October 26, 2015
Imprint: Select Contemporary

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So, I read this book…Five Things I Love About You by Sarah Ballance

First let me start out with my disclaimer. lol I’m not a professional reviewer. Even though I’m an author, I also love to read. I read quite a bit and on occasion I like to share a book or novella that has really grabbed hold of me and share it with my blog friends. 

Today, I’d like to share a fun little novella from author Sarah Ballance titled Five Things I Love About You…which is a steal at .99!


Five Things I Love About You is such a fun story, but I should’ve known it would be because Sarah Ballance always has a way of pulling me into one of books with the dialogue, characters, and overall awesomeness. I can’t even begin to tell you how she is a master at weaving words together that just make you fall in love!

My favorite part of this story—besides the characters—was the yellow fanged cat who would just show up out of nowhere and somehow steal the scene. But his little part toward the end of the story melted my heart. I won’t go into detail because you should read this book yourself to discover all the little tidbits of amazingness.

Estelle comes to New York City from the sunny west coast to apartment sit her brother’s place. She’s not thrilled because she hates the city–how the people are rude, the sidewalks are dirty, and the overall stench. She ends up meeting a hunky neighbor who just happens to douse her with pickle juice and then come to her rescue when her air conditioner goes on the fritz. From the get go these two are attracted and between their conversations filled with sexual innuendo and the thoughts racing through their heads—about each other—this is a real page turner. Crosby–the hunky neighbor–is determined so show Estelle that the city has a lot to offer. He’ll find at least 5 things that she’ll love about city life.

Let the fun begin…

Being that they were from different ends of the continent, I was anxious to find out how they’d have their happily ever after. Would they end up having a long distance relationship…would he chuck in his business and leave it to his brothers and head west…or would she sell her house and move to the big city, or would they compromise and meet somewhere in the middle? I guess if you want to find out, you need to grab a copy of this fun novella and find the answer. This is the first book in a series about the Chase brothers, and I’m already in love with the men in this family. Looking forward to book 2!!!



Five things to love about NYC. But she only needs one…

California landscape artist Estelle Donovan hates big cities. Between the grime, the smell, all the drab concrete, and the suffocating summer heat, how can anyone breathe? Housesitting her brother’s New York apartment, complete with broken elevator and smoking air conditioner, is her kind of hell. It’s only for two weeks, though. What could possibly go wrong?

Dumping a jar of pickles on the hot girl at the grocery store wasn’t Crosby Chase’s finest hour, nor was getting bitten in the butt by the demonic cat on her fire escape. But he is going to change her mind about his beloved city, damn it. In fact, if they could just make it five minutes without falling into bed, he bets Estelle he can find five things she’ll love about New York.

Falling in love wasn’t part of his plan. And with an entire country between them, Crosby realizes he doesn’t need five reasons to make Estelle love New York.

He needs one big reason to make her stay…

Title: Five Things I Love About You
Series: Chase Brothers
Author: Sarah Ballance
Genre: Contemporary Romance, novella
Length: 160 pages
ISBN: 978-1-63375-337-2
Release Date: August 17, 2015
Imprint: Lovestruck

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Posted by on August 29, 2015 in Review, So...I read this book


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