Tina Reviews: Flat-Out Love (Flat-Out Love #1) by Jessica Park

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The synopsis:

He was tall, at least six feet, with dirty blond hair that hung over his eyes. His T-shirt read Nietzsche Is My Homeboy.

So, that was Matt. Who Julie Seagle likes. A lot. But there is also Finn. Who she flat out loves.

Complicated? Awkward? Completely.

But really, how was this freshly-minted Boston transplant and newbie college freshman supposed to know that she would end up living with the family of an old friend of her mother’s? This was all supposed to be temporary. Julie wasn’t supposed to be important to the Watkins family, or to fall in love with one of the brothers. Especially the one she’s never quite met. But what does that really matter? Finn gets her, like no one ever has before. They have connection.

But here’s the thing about love, in all its twisty, bumpy permutations—it always throws you a few curves. And no one ever escapes unscathed. Continue reading

Katiebird reviews: Over the Edge by Suzanne Carroll

Over The Edge by Suzanne Carroll

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Let me just say this first. I love reading and talking about books, but it’s more than that. I love being able to introduce people to unknown authors. That’s why I do this post every week. I was thrilled to be asked to become a part of the Bookish Temptations family, because I knew I was in good company with this regard. I don’t take this responsibility lightly. So when I read a book that I adore, I especially love doing what I get to do here. *big happy smile*

And it seems that Tamie and I are in cahoots yet again, because I actually wrote this post last week, right after finishing the book. Everything Tamie said on Monday’s posts about book blogs just reaffirms what I think when I decide to write a review. *happy sigh*

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Giveaway Winner of Alice Clayton’s Redhead Series…

We love doing giveaways here at Bookish Temptations, because we’re happy when we can put a favored author and their book(s) into someone’s hand.

Sharing what we read and love is what we’re passionate about.

Our lucky winner of the 2 e-books: The Unidentified Redhead and The Redhead Revealed by Alice Clayton is…

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Gabriel’s Rapture Discussion Questions: Chapters 47-58

Gosh peeps…it’s hard to believe, but this is it…our last set of discussion questions for Gabriel’s Rapture by Sylvain Reynard.

Elena and I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as we have. It’s fun discussing a favorite book with others, don’t you think?

Let’s go check out the questions…

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Book Release: The Winemaker’s Dinner by Dr. Ivan Rusilko and Everly Drummond and a Giveaway…

Book Description:

Recently named executive chef at one of Miami Beach’s hottest restaurants, Jaden Thorne is determined to make her culinary mark and fulfill her professional dreams. When Jaden is given highly coveted tickets to the ultra-exclusive Winemaker’s Dinner, she jumps at the opportunity to meet South Florida’s wealthiest and most influential food and wine enthusiasts.

Jaden’s eyes are drawn to the VIP section even before the appetizers appear, but she soon finds herself thinking less about networking and more about the intriguingly sexy stranger eying her from across the room. After dinner, what begins as a light-hearted flirtation unexpectedly catapults into a night of explosive passion. But when morning dawns, Jaden leaves her sleeping Mr. Oh So Sexy behind, sure they’ll never see each other again.

Dr. Ivan Rusilko, a handsome, young physician, boasts an extensive resume’ and a well-established position on Miami Beach’s social scene. But despite his success and glamour, he’s routinely had to suffer uninspiring dates and doomed relationships. With a romantic heart, Ivan’s not the love-‘em-and-leave-‘em type. But when he awakens to find that the girl in the red dress has done exactly that, he resolves to find her–only if it’s just to ask why she left without even a kiss goodbye.

“The Winemaker’s Dinner is a fictionalized erotic memoir inspired by the romantic triumphs and tragedies of Dr. Ivan Rusilko’s real life. Weaving fact with fantasy, authors Everly Drummond and Dr. Ivan Rusilko have gifted readers with a swoon-worthy flesh and blood romantic hero and the intoxicating bouquet only a heartfelt tale of passionate love can create.” 

In addition to being the co-author of his fictionalized erotic memoir, Dr. Ivan Rusilko is a two-time former Mr. USA, a fitness model and a doctor, he’s also the romantic hero in the book – a flesh and blood romantic hero.

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E-book Giveaway: The Unidentified Redhead and The Redhead Revealed by Alice Clayton

I absolutely love it when authors and publishers allow us to host giveaways for books we love.

It’s even better when there are two books in the giveaway…

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Review: The Redhead Revealed by Alice Clayton

The synopsis:

As their careers catch fire, Grace and Jack — everyone’s favorite foul-mouthed, funny, and feisty couple — find themselves on opposite coasts. Grace has landed in New York City, where she loves being onstage again, particularly because she’s playing a fabulous character in a musical written by her old college flame, Michael. Their rekindled friendship makes exploring the city that much more fun.

Wait, it’s just friendship, right?

Meanwhile, in L.A., Jack can scarcely keep up with the swirling throngs of women who track him everywhere he goes, the endless press appearances, and the ridiculous rules his manager, Holly, keeps concocting for him — all part of the buildup to the release of Time, his steamy new film.

Thank goodness for phone sex.

But even when their schedules allow them to connect, Grace and Jack must keep their relationship off the radar and away from paparazzi cameras. Sure, the sex is sensational, but can this duo survive swirling rumors, the demands of their chosen professions, Grace’s raging internal battles, and a whopping nine-year age difference?

Tick-tock, the clock is ticking. Isn’t it?

Alice Clayton brings the second installment of a tale told with her magical mix of humor and heat, so cuddle up under the sheets and flip on the Golden Girls. Grace and Jack are at it again.

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Tamie and Elena discuss Gabriel’s Rapture (Chapters 34-46) Part One…

Welcome to part one of our discussion of chapters 34-46 of Gabriel’s Rapture by Sylvain Reynard.

Elena and I hope you’ll add in your thoughts to the questions we posed for these wonderful chapters.

***SPOILER WARNING*** If you haven’t read Gabriel’s Inferno you’ll probably want to avoid reading any further…

O…and if you haven’t read Gabriel’s Inferno yet??? Dood…what are you waiting for?!?

Alright…time for our discussion…

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Gabriel’s Rapture Discussion Questions: Chapters 34-46 (Part 1)

Hello everybody*waves a purple towel*

The chapters that we’re reading this week are so complex, and so full of issues and emotions that Elena and I want to discuss, so we decided that we needed to break the questions into 2 parts. Otherwise, the post on Saturday will be so long that it might seem rather daunting.

Here is part one of the questions. We will be posting part two tomorrow. On Saturday we will post our discussion in the same way. Part one will run in the morning, and part two will be posted after 12 p.m. EST

Don’t forget that we’ll also have SR’s answers to the questions that were selected this week. Those will run in the second post.

It was brought to our attention that it might be best to include a SPOILER WARNING…in case there are those of you who haven’t read the first book yet. If you haven’t read “Gabriel’s Inferno” yet, you might want to avoid reading the questions or the discussion post til you do…

Alright then…off you go…

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Tamie and Elena Discuss Gabriel’s Rapture (chapters 21-33)

Happy Saturday all and welcome to week three of our book club discussion of Gabriel’s Rapture by Sylvain Reynard.

I have to share something that’s kind of funny even though both Elena and I felt like two dorks when it was discovered. Both of us made a goof with one of the questions we originally posted. One referred to a scene from chapter 20…which is from last week, and then one went into something that happens in chapter 34…which isn’t til next week. So…those two q’s have been removed…go ahead…you can laugh…we did 🙂

Now go on and see how we answered the questions that were left…

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