Tamie Reviews: The Bourbon Kings by J.R. Ward

The #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Black Dagger Brotherhood delivers the first novel in an enthralling new series set amid the shifting dynamics of a Southern family defined by wealth and privilege—and compromised by secrets, deceit, and scandal….

For generations, the Bradford family has worn the mantle of kings of the bourbon capital of the world. Their sustained wealth has afforded them prestige and privilege—as well as a hard-won division of class on their sprawling estate, Easterly. Upstairs, a dynasty that by all appearances plays by the rules of good fortune and good taste. Downstairs, the staff who work tirelessly to maintain the impeccable Bradford facade. And never the twain shall meet.

For Lizzie King, Easterly’s head gardener, crossing that divide nearly ruined her life. Falling in love with Tulane, the prodigal son of the bourbon dynasty, was nothing that she intended or wanted—and their bitter breakup only served to prove her instincts were right. Now, after two years of staying away, Tulane is finally coming home again, and he is bringing the past with him. No one will be left unmarked: not Tulane’s beautiful and ruthless wife; not his older brother, whose bitterness and bad blood know no bounds; and especially not the ironfisted Bradford patriarch, a man with few morals, fewer scruples, and many, many terrible secrets.

As family tensions—professional and intimately private—ignite, Easterly and all its inhabitants are thrown into the grips of an irrevocable transformation, and only the cunning will survive.

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Sundays In Bed With…Luke Everett AND Andrew Parrish (J.A. Redmerski)

Happy Sunday!

Today, I want to share both a new book boyfriend as well as a forever favorite. Both are from the same author, and I just adore her!

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Sneak Peek: Tied by Emma Chase

Happy Thursday peeps!

Today I’m sharing a sneak peek at Tied by Emma Chase with a beautiful picture quote that was made by Gel 🙂

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Making Up For Monday: Me vs the Critics…

Making Up For Monday is hosted by An Avid Reader; A Wannabe Writer.

This week’s question: Do you typically agree or disagree with critics?  Or are you somewhere in the middle? 

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Tamie and Elena’s Mid Year Favorite Books of 2014!

You’ve seen Gel’s favorites so far here and here Katiebird told you hers here, so Elena and I thought we’d join in the midyear party by sharing our favorite 5 books so far through June 2014…

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Five Heart Review for Five Ways to Fall by K.A. Tucker

Purple-haired, sharp-tongued Reese MacKay knows all about making the wrong choice; she’s made plenty of them in her twenty-odd-years. So when her impulsive, short-lived marriage ends in heartbreak, she decides it’s time for a change. She moves to Miami with the intention of hitting reset on her irresponsible life, and she does quite well…aside from an epically humiliating one-night stand in Cancun with a hot blond bouncer named Ben. Thank God she can get on a plane and leave that mistake behind her.

Football scholarship and frat parties with hot chicks? Part of charmer Ben Morris’s plan. Blown knee that kills any hope of a professional football career? So not part of the plan. Luckily Ben has brains to go with his knockout looks and magnetism. After three long years of balancing law school with his job as a bouncer at Penny’s Palace, he’s ready to lead a more mature life—until his first day of work, when he finds himself in the office of that crazy, hot chick he met in Cancun. The one he hasn’t stopped thinking about.

If Ben truly were a smart guy, he’d stay clear of Reese. She’s the boss’s stepdaughter and it’s been made very clear that office romances are grounds for dismissal. Plus, rumor has it she’s trouble. The only problem is, he likes trouble, especially when it’s so good-looking…

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Awesome News from Jodi Ellen Malpas!

I can’t wait to read Jodi’s new book One Night-Promised, and I know there are lots of you out there who are just as eager as I am right?!?

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