Tamie Reviews: KALEIDOSCOPE by Kristen Ashley with GIVEAWAY!

The synopsis:

Sexy, gifted, and loyal, PI Jacob Decker is a tall, cool drink of perfection who had Emmanuelle Holmes at “hello.” His relationship with Emme’s best friend kept them apart for years, but things have changed. Now that a case has brought him to Gnaw Bone, Colorado, the road is wide open for Emme and Deck to explore something hotter and deeper than Emme dreamed possible. So why is she sabotaging the best thing that’s ever happened to her?

It isn’t easy to catch Deck off guard, but Emme does just that when she walks back into his life after nine long years. The curvy brunette had her charms back in the day, but now she’s a bona fide knockout . . . and she wants to rekindle their friendship. Deck, however, wants more. Emme’s always been the one; she excites Deck’s body and mind like no other woman can. But a dark chapter from Emme’s past overshadows their future together. Now only Deck can help her turn the page-if she’ll let him . . .

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Elena Reviews: Allure (Spiral of Bliss #2) by Nina Lane

Allure

The synopsis:

A USA TODAY BESTSELLER, THIS IS BOOK TWO IN NINA LANE’S SPIRAL OF BLISS SERIES

“We both want this so badly. I can feel it resonating between us like the hot pull of our first attraction, tangible and intense.”

After lies and betrayal almost destroy their marriage, Dean and Olivia West reignite their blissful passion. The medieval history professor and his cherished wife are determined to fix their mistakes and fall madly in love all over again.

Then a family crisis forces Dean back into a feud with his parents and siblings, dredging up guilt over a painful family secret. Liv and Dean have battled obstacles together before, but with bitter family conflicts now endangering their fragile intimacy, they soon must struggle with events that could damage them in ways they had never imagined.

My review:

“He is imprinted in my bones, my soul. He has marked me in ways more permanent than time.”

From the moment I read Arouse, the first book in the Spiral of Bliss Series, I couldn’t stop thinking about Dean and Liv. And Allure is as addictive as the first one was. I have no other words to describe this series other than BRILLIANT.

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Elena Reviews: Arouse (Spiral of Bliss #1) by Nina Lane

Arouse Cover

The synopsis:

“One day I’m going to touch you in a thousand different ways and show you how to touch me,” he said.

And he did.

Struggling with a tormented past, undergraduate Olivia Winter once led a practical but isolated life. Then she met Professor Dean West, a brilliant scholar of medieval history who melted Liv’s inhibitions and taught her the meaning of both love and erotic pleasure.

But after three years of a blissful, lusty marriage, Liv and Dean now face a crisis that threatens everything they believe about each other as dark secrets and temptations rise to the surface.

My review:

“Liv,” he said, his voice rough with tenderness, “you don’t have to be afraid.”

“Why not?”

“Because I’ll slay monsters for you.”

Can a heart beat so fast when you read a book? Yes, it can when you read Arouse by Nina Lane. This book was recommended to me by my friend Lena, and I’m so, so grateful to her that she did. I’ll be honest and say that I hadn’t heard much about this book, so when Lena described it to me, it sounded promising and I decided to give it a try. But I didn’t expect I’d become so obsessed with this book. Twenty pages in and I was completely (and I mean completely) enraptured by the story and the characters. Yes, people. This novel is so good, it deserves to be read several times. I absolutely love it!

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Elena reviews: Nocturne by Andrea Randall and Charles Sheehan Miles

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The synopsis:

Savannah Marshall is a gifted flutist and daughter of musical royalty when she enrolls in the elite New England Conservatory of Music. Brilliant, eclectic and passionate, she lives music, but struggles with her plans for the future.
Gregory Fitzgerald is one of the most renowned cellists of his generation. A member of the Boston Symphony Orchestra and professor at the Conservatory, he is laser focused on his career to the exclusion of friends, family and especially romance.
When Gregory and Savannah’s paths cross in the classroom, it threatens to challenge more than their wildly differing beliefs on music. Friendships, ethics, and careers are put on the line as Gregory and Savannah play a symphony of passion and heartbreak.
In the final movement, Gregory and Savannah are handed their greatest challenge, as the loss of absolutely everything they’ve held as truths hangs in the balance.

My review:

You all know by now that I’m a big fan of Charles Sheehan Miles’s books (you can find my interview with him here) He wrote Nocturne with Andrea Randall, bestselling Author of In the Stillness. I’m always very curious to see how a story turns out, when it’s written not with two but with four hands. I have to say that the result of the collaboration between these two authors is phenomenal. The love story of Gregory and Savannah kept me on the edge of my seat, and made me shed tears of joy. It has the right amount of angst and a beautiful HEA.

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Kahlen Aymes’s Facebook Contest and Giveaway…

Hey peeps!

You all know how much I love The Remembrance Trilogy by Kahlen Aymes, right? If you haven’t read the first two books, run to to read them! You’ll fall in love with Ryan 😉

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Exclusive! Kahlen Aymes Reveals the Blurb from A Love Like This…

Happy Holidays, guys! Let’s start off this week of Christmas celebrations with something big…

Kahlen Aymes shares exclusively here on Bookish Temptations the blurb from A Love Like This, the third and final installment of The Remembrance Trilogy.

You all know I love these books. Ryan is one of my Best Book Boyfriends of 2012 and I’m very excited that Kahlen decided to share the blurb  with all of us.

With no further ado, let’s see what A Love Like This will bring…

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A “Missing Scene” from The Remembrance Trilogy by Kahlen Aymes : When Ryan met Julia…

I’d like to thank the lovely Kahlen Aymes, author of The Future Of Our Past and Don’t Forget To Remember Me, for agreeing to pen this special guest post. You all know how much I love this series and I’m very excited that Kahlen is sharing this wonderful piece here on Bookish. It’s a deleted scene from The Remembrance Trilogy and I’m sure you’re all going to love it 😉

With no further ado, here it is…

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Review: Don’t Forget To Rememember Me by Kahlen Aymes (The Remembrance Trilogy #2)

Ryan Matthews has everything he ever wanted. Close to graduation from Harvard Medical School and on the verge of marrying his gorgeous and accomplished girlfriend, Julia Abbott, his dreams are about to come true.

Julia is on the fast track as a fashion editor for a big New York magazine. Ryan plans to join her there to complete his residency at a major trauma center and all of their sacrifice is finally at it’s end.

When tragedy strikes, their relationship is hurled into turmoil that leaves Ryan devastated as sorrow drives him to keep his distance, while Julia reaches out to find him again.

The second book of The Remembrance Trilogy follows Ryan and Julia’s quest to rebuild their stunning past; an incredibly beautiful and heart-breaking romance, full of passion, intensity and truly immeasurable love. You’ll be left spellbound, breathless and aching for more…

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Interview with Kahlen Aymes, Author of The Future Of Our Past

Today I’d like to welcome the lovely Kahlen Aymes to Bookish Temptations and thank her for taking the time to do this interview. Her debut novel, “The Future Of Our Past”, is one of the best books I’ve read this year ( you can find my review here)  and I’m very  excited that she agreed to stop by here at Bookish. Check out what she told me about her first book, The Remembrance Trilogy, herself and a lot more…

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Review: Heart of Steel by New York Times Best Selling Author: Jennifer Probst

Logan Grant knew he was in trouble the moment Chandler Santell walked into his office. He agrees to her crazy deal only when she risks all and guarantees him a profit. Behind the scenes a dangerous game of love, power and greed begin to play out-a game Chandler knows nothing about. The payoff is worth millions to the man who can win Chandler’s heart.

Chandler Santell avoids men – especially the rich and powerful ones who believe more in money than people. Desperate to save her struggling Yoga & Arts Center, her last hope is the most powerful man in the finance industry, a man reputed to have a “Heart of Steel.”

I was introduced to Jennifer Probst’s books when I read “The Marriage Bargain” (  if you’re interested you can find my review here) A novel that I thoroughly enjoyed. Heart of Steel was my second book by Probst and what a ride it was! A lovely romance made of passion, intrigue and discovery, a story where even a heart of steel can melt when it gets to experience  the reality of unconditional love…

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