Wednesday, June 24, 2015

BLOG TOUR: Taking Advantage Series by Jessica Jayne


Thanks to Bewitching Blog Tours for hosting this blog tour. I'm sharing my review of Jessica Jayne's Taking Advantage series today. Happy reading!

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Summary:

John Dorsey’s life is good. He is the owner of Dorsey Construction. He’s the youngest person on the board of directors for Advantage Insurance Company. He lives on the beach. And he knows he can have any woman he wants. John’s got the world at his fingertips… except he’s yet to find a woman that stimulates both his body and mind.

Elizabeth Wright worked hard in a large Tampa law firm making a name for herself, but it came at the expense of her personal life. When Advantage Insurance Company offers her a job as corporate counsel, Elizabeth cannot turn it down. The thought that she can have a successful legal career and a life excites and intimidates her.

But when their worlds collide one day in the Advantage board room, neither Elizabeth nor John knows what’s hit them. All they know is they can’t stay away from each other.

Title:  Board Stiff
Series:  Taking Advantage
Book #: 1
Author:  Jessica Jayne
Approximate Book Length:  35 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Explicit

Summary:

After his divorce, Greg Snow dedicated his life to his work as a corporate attorney in a large law firm and as a member of the board of directors of Advantage Insurance Company. He liked it that way… at least that’s what he thought until Tessa Mills entered his life.

Growing up with an alcoholic mother and never knowing her father, Tessa Mills has not had an easy life. And her relationship decisions have been less than stellar. But she’s finally making a life for herself and running her own business – a yoga studio. It’s her saving grace and that’s all she needs… until Greg Snow turns her world upside down.

Tessa and Greg have a strong attraction, but is it enough to overcome all their differences?

Title:  Board Approved
Series:  Taking Advantage
Book #: 2
Author:  Jessica Jayne
Approximate Book Length:  52 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Explicit

Summary:

Mark Olson isn’t just known for owning his three large care dealerships. He’s also known as a player, at least since his divorce. For a while, he believes he is satisfied as a member of Advantage Insurance Company’s board of directors and bedding a different woman every weekend. That is until someone decides to call his bluff.

Suzannah McCormick is the sweet girl working hard as the executive assistant to Advantage’s CEO. But underneath her saccharine southern charm is a vixen-in-waiting. She’s never been with a man that tapped into that side of her, but she set her sights on Mark Olson with high hopes.

Mark doesn’t realize his single status and his heart are in jeopardy.

Title:  Board Indiscretion
Series:  Taking Advantage
Book #: 3
Author:  Jessica Jayne
Approximate Book Length:  61 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Explicit

Thoughts:

Each novella is pretty short, so I’ll just briefly touch on each of them. The first book was sexy, but John was a little too aggressive in the beginning for my taste. It also felt a little rushed and easy in general. The second book was my favorite! It was more realistic and was very cute and sweet without losing any hotness. I didn’t much like the third book at first. Mark started off as a jerk and Suzannah started off a little slutty. However, I loved the cameos from the first two couples (as well as the first couple in the second book) and especially loved the epilogue at the end. It totally made it all worth it and wrapped it up nicely.

Bottom Line:

The Taking Advantage series has plenty of sexy hotness, a strong dose of alpha male, and just enough happily ever after to satisfy. Don’t miss this trio of stories!

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About the Author
Jessica is a born and raised small town Ohio girl, who moved to the Sunshine State after graduating from college. She graduated with a bachelor's degree in English because she could not imagine doing anything else but reading and writing.

In the journey of life, she obtained her law degree (and bar license) and also became a wife and a mother of three children. So, life is always an adventure.

She loves to read and write... obviously! She’s a huge sports fan, especially college football and The Ohio State Buckeyes! Go Steelers! Go Rays! Go Lightning! She LOVES to travel... LOVES, LOVES, LOVES to travel. She loves to drink coffee in the morning and tea at night! She loves a good glass of wine, especially if it comes from a bottle made by the FOOLS wine club… yep, she’s a founding member of that crazy group! She loves hanging out with her family and friends! Music makes her happy. She’s a mix between country girl and city chic. She’s a sucker for a cowboy hat!

Favorite quote: “If nothing ever changed, there would be no butterflies.”

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

BLOG TOUR: My Cowboy Promises by ZA Maxfield


Thanks to Enchantress of Books Blog Tours for hosting this blog tour. I'm sharing my review of ZA Maxfield's My Cowboy Promises today. Happy reading!

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Summary:

A real man needs a real love…

To become the man he’s meant to be, one cowboy will have to be the man he never wanted anyone to know he was…

Ryder Dent is a true-blue cowboy. A devoted son, husband and father, but one who is living a costly lie. When they were both young, Ryder and his closest female friend Andy thought they’d found the perfect solution to both their problems—she was single and pregnant, and he was secretly gay—so they got married and raised Jonas together.

When Ryder gets hurt at a party, his son’s new pediatrician comes to the rescue. The connection between Ryder and Dr. Declan Winters is sudden, powerful, and undeniable. Ryder loves Andy and the family they’ve created together—but they both need more. Can they pursue their hearts’ desire without destroying the life they’ve built and losing the son they love?

Title:  My Cowboy Promises
Series:  The Cowboy
Book #: 4
Author:  ZA Maxfield
Approximate Book Length:  282 Pages
Recommended Reader Age:  18+
Sexual Content:  Moderate

Thoughts:

This was my first ZA Maxfield book and I look forward to more of her work. It started off pretty slow for me, but that was due to situational setup. There were several elements to the conflict so it took time to build. When the poo hit the fan, it REALLY hit, but I liked the resolution. The story was very family focused in multiple ways which I loved and appreciated. The characters stayed true from start to finish and, including flaws, were very endearing. I didn’t always love Andy, but she came through in the end, as did the men. Overall, it was a very sweet, compelling read.

Bottom Line:

My Cowboy Promises is a complicated story about love and the significance of family. It’s a pretty awesome and emotional read!

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About the Author
Z. A. Maxfield started writing in 2007 on a dare from her children and never looked back. Pathologically disorganized, and perennially optimistic, she writes as much as she can, reads as much as she dares, and enjoys her time with family and friends. If anyone asks her how a wife and mother of four manages to find time for a writing career, she’ll answer, “It’s amazing what you can accomplish if you give up housework.”

Her published books include Crossing Borders, Drawn Together, and the St. Nacho’s and Brothers Grime series from Loose Id, ePistols at Dawn and The Pharaoh’s Concubine from Samhain Publishing, and Notturno, Vigil, Stirring Up Trouble, and All Stirred Up from MLR Press.

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