5 Jan 2017

REVIEW: To Fall For You by R.J. Groves


Synopsis

When Emma is shocked to the core by a surprise break-up, the sudden arrival of the 'new girl at school' sends her into a frenzy and pushes her down a journey of heartbreak and betrayal. Will Emma be able to overcome life's hurdles and learn to love again?

After spending her life moving around and facing troubles of her own, Renée is glad to be in her last year of school. That is, until she meets Emma. Will Renée be able to find acceptance and friendship in her new town?


 
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My Thoughts

I first heard about this book from a friend on Facebook. Learning that the author lives in my home town and was releasing her first book, I immediately pre ordered it!

I began reading not really knowing what I was getting myself in to. I was a little put off by the dual point of view at first, but I kept reading as the story grabbed me right from the beginning. Before I knew it, I was over half way through!

I soon settled in to the flow of the dual POV and flashbacks, and found myself constantly wanting more.

I actually really enjoyed To Fall For You by R.J. Groves. The characters were easy to relate to and connect with. There seemed to be always something going on - whether it was the current teenage drama, or flashbacks with Emma's memories - there never seemed to be a dull moment, and it never felt like it was too much.

Overall, To Fall For You was a fantastic debut novel. R.J. Groves shows great potential as an author, and I look forward to reading more of her work in the future!

My Rating




REVIEW: Love, Lies & A Bleu Christmas by Rebecca Rohman


Synopsis

When Bleu Resorts owner, Jada Kole decided it would be a good idea to keep a secret from her husband, it never once occurred to her that he might have an even more stunning secret than hers.

The last year of Jonathan Kole’s life has been marred by complications, pressure and is beyond stressful both at his law firm and at home. Jada being overseas for an extended period doesn’t make things any easier to deal with.

But secrets have a way of getting out. Add a sultry blonde and a child to the mix and Jada and Jonathan’s happily married life quickly turns into a very dark shade of bleu. As things fall apart, it turns from bad to worse when one of them ends up on the wrong side of the law and something ominous enters their lives.

With Jada and Jonathan battling problems inside their marriage and things disintegrating in every direction on the outside, will San Francisco’s biggest power couple be able to get their lives in order? Or will it bring about the demise of their world and their child’s?



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(Releases November 15, 2016)

My Thoughts

I hadn't read Love, Lies & the D.A. when I received my ARC of Love, Lies & A Bleu Christmas, so I jumped head first in to it, and then continued on to this story.

I really enjoyed Jada and Jonathan's story. They are both business minded, strong willed and they both know what they want out of life. They are lovable characters and you will find yourself empathizing with, and for them, in no time.

In Love, Lies & A Blue Christmas, we see a softer side of Jada. She seems weak, but with good reason. We also see a more caring side of Jonathon. Once again, characters from Rebecca's other works make an appearance, and I love that we get to see where the couples are now.

As is Rebecca Rohman's form, we get some fantastic and hot love scenes, suspense that keeps you guessing and some action to keep us entertained. I just adore Rebecca's writing. Her stories are unpredictable and keep you invested the whole way through.

Well done Rebecca Rohman on another great book!

I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating

Tiles By Rebecca Rohman


Author Information

Rebecca Rohman, is a wife and designer currently living in the Northeastern United States. She was a former Sales Manager for a tourist magazine, and for many years prior, she first did Marketing for a jewelry company, and later a fine wine distributor.

About fifteen years ago, she started writing her first romance novel, Uncorked just to purely entertain herself. It was not until early in 2012 when she decided to complete it, and share it with the world. The story was published in February of 2013. Her second novel Love, Lies & The D.A. was released on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. Her third novel, Love M.D. was released in February 2015.

2 Oct 2016

RE RELEASE: A Problematic Love by Rebecca Rohman


Synopsis

Eight years after her fiancé was murdered, attorney Megan Kole has fully reconciled two areas of her life: her intelligent son, who never knew his father, and the thriving law practice that is her late father’s legacy. The remainder of Megan’s world stalled in a paralyzing grief that she effectively compartmentalized until a transfer to Seattle brings a handsome, mysterious billionaire into her life.

Daemon Ros has been an outcast since the day he was born. His parents’ lavish but emotionally-vacant lifestyle prompted him to assert his financial independence at a young age. His ailing brother is the only connection he allows to penetrate the vault he has built around his heart, until a devoted mom and her precocious son introduce him to the true meaning of family bonds.

But a chance legal encounter where Megan acts as mediator in a Ros family business dispute leads to far more than either expected. When a shocking truth leads to a love affair between Megan and Daemon that is forbidden in every conceivable way, the barely-restrained chemistry that scorches between them threatens an injunction on everything and everyone they hold dear. As pasts cross, memories threaten, and lies surface in a trial far more deadly than anything inside a courtroom, an arbitration of the heart could prove the only way for them both to make it out alive.



Name: Daemon Ros
Age: 39
Birth Date: May 15
Height: 6’3
Weight: 172 Lbs.
Race: Black & Caucasian
Eye Color: Hazel
Hair Color: Dark
Hometown: Seattle, Washington
School: University of Oxford
Occupation: CEO - Ros Industries
Home: Zürich, Switzerland & Seattle, Washington
Traits: Protective, Brooding, Intense
Favorite Outfit: Black everything
Toys: Jaguar F-Type, Land Rover Defender & Evoque, Bugatti Veyron, Riva Boat
Sports: Football and soccer
Hobbies: Woodworking, hiking and boating.
Favorite Food: Anything works.

Excerpt - Their Very First Meeting

I knock on the Presidential suite door at the Four Seasons and wait. My palms are drenched, and I can’t seem to stay still. The door opens.

“You must be Ms. Kole, we’ve been expecting you. Please come in.”

The man is probably my age—early to mid-thirties, Asian, and his hair is in a neat ponytail.

He smiles politely. “I’m Min-jae Kang. Please have a seat. Mr. Ros is on a call. He’ll see you shortly.”

“Thank you. It’s a pleasure,” I respond. I’m too nervous to sit. Everything around me is still so foreign. I stop for a moment to take in the breathtaking water views. Mega cargo ships sail by. To the right, an island looms in the background.

In the distance, I hear indistinct talking. After my phone conversation with Daemon, I’m not sure what to expect. I have no clue how this man is going to behave, especially now that his father decided I should mediate on my own. I hate being so unprepared for this meeting. I am completely out of my comfort zone. Right now, I don’t even know what the man looks like.

Min-jae returns. “Ms. Kole, please follow me. Mr. Ros is ready to see you.”

As we approach the room, Mr. Ros’s voice becomes clearer. “They’re fucking incompetent. Tell the legal department I want the whole management team fired immediately, and tell Schwartz he needs to get on a plane and head over there tonight to begin putting things in place. I’ll call you later. I have a meeting.”

The man whom I could only assume is Daemon Ros stands looking out to the view, his back is to me as he ends the call. Chills run through my body.

“Ms. Kole,” he turns to face me.

Blood. Air. Water. All that keeps me alive spirals into a vicious vortex and leaves my body.

Oh my God… it’s Zach!



My Thoughts

I am going to begin this by making a confession and hanging my head in shame... I own ALL of Rebecca Rohman's novels in eBook, both individually and the box sets, but A Problematic Love is the first one that I have actually read. I know, it's SHOCKING! I have heard nothing but great things about Ms Rohman's stories, and I've read the "tissue" warning many times in reviews by others ;-) But, I'd just never gotten around to reading any of them.

Lately I've found myself getting bored with the "romance" genre. Well I wouldn't exactly say bored. It just seems that in almost every book I read the characters are all in the same age group. Most of them are under 30. And while there is nothing wrong with this, I have found that I want to read something with slightly older characters. After all, I am now closer in age to 40 than what I am to 30! And that's why A Problematic Love was so refreshing for me. The main characters are a little older - Daemon Ros just turned 40!

And now that I've mentioned Daemon Ros... He was a character that I completely sympathised with.

Not only is Daemon gorgeous, wealthy and used to getting what he wants, he is caring, has a soft spot for children and has a tortured soul. While he loves his brother Donovan and donates to many charities and families in need (many times anonymously), he also feels rejected by his parents and other than the love of his brother, had never known what the love of family feels like.

Megan Kole is strong minded and determined. She is a successful lawyer and after losing her fiance has raised her son Zach on her own. She has coped with her devastating loss by making her life purely about work and her son. Megan has a great family and has known constant love and support, and her family are always there whenever she needs them.

Megan and Daemon's relationship is anything but easy - from the fact that their relationship is seen as forbidden, to the myriad of events that happen throughout their journey to get to where they want to be - they encounter obstacle after obstacle.

A Problematic Love is a story that has it all - action, drama, mystery, adventure, loss, love and some of the best sex scenes that I have EVER read. Ms Rohman's writing is pure genius. I was hooked from the very first page, and I felt like I was in the story with her characters. I felt EVERY emotion that they did, and experienced every disaster and joy right along with them.

I totally loved the fact that A Problematic Love is in no way predictable. Yes, you can see certain events coming, but just when you think you have a situation figured out, something else will happen to throw your train of thought way off. I loved the twists and turns and every emotion that I felt from the first page to the very end!

Thank you Rebecca Rohman for restoring my faith in a genre that I adore and introducing me to your writing. I am definitely reading all your other works now!

I received and ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating


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Tiles By Rebecca Rohman


Author Information

Rebecca Rohman, is a wife and designer currently living in the Northeastern United States. She was a former Sales Manager for a tourist magazine, and for many years prior, she first did Marketing for a jewelry company, and later a fine wine distributor.

About fifteen years ago, she started writing her first romance novel, Uncorked just to purely entertain herself. It was not until early in 2012 when she decided to complete it, and share it with the world. The story was published in February of 2013. Her second novel Love, Lies & The D.A. was released on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. Her third novel, Love M.D. was released in February 2015.

4 Sep 2016

RE RELEASE: Love M.D. by Rebecca Rohman


Synopsis

As an accomplished interior designer in San Francisco’s Bay Area, Zoë Jenkins is used to transforming empty spaces into masterpieces. She leaves little square footage in her personal life for anything outside of her thriving business and a renewed relationship with her twin brother. After a decade spent ripped apart by circumstance and an entire ocean’s distance, she depends on no one but him. Until a sexy surgeon walks into her life.

Although Zoë can’t deny her attraction to the charming and benevolent Morgan Drake, he’s on her mental list of everything she should avoid. Past experience taught Zoë that dating clients compromises business. Add a not-yet-dissolved marriage to the mix and Doctor Hottie is definitely Doctor Off-limits.

Dr. Morgan Drake is surprised at the undeniable chemistry he feels when he’s in the same room as Zoë. The strikingly beautiful and solitary designer he hired to fill his new-start, new-city home makes it abundantly clear there will never be anything between them. But twelve years of medical school breeds persistence. He sets out to persuade the pants off Zoë Jenkins and show her what her empty spaces are missing.

Intense passion and amazing sex have a way of masking secrets—secrets that unravel a dangerous web of fraud, corruption and conspiracy that turn Zoë’s quiet spaces into a world where nothing is as it seems. With her life on the line, the good doctor responsible for her fiercest betrayal might just be the only one worthy of her finest interior masterpiece—this time, of her heart.


Meet Dr. Morgan Drake


Name: Morgan Drake
Age: 37
Birth Date: April 15
Height: 6’2
Weight: 165 Lbs.
Race: Hispanic & Caucasian
Eye Color: Hazel 
Hair Color: Dark
Hometown: San Francisco, California
School: Stanford School of Medicine
Occupation: Surgeon
Home: Belvedere, California
Traits: Protective, Resolute, Loyal
Favorite Outfit: Grey, black, navy or white T-Shirt with faded blue jeans
Toys: Tesla, Land Rover Range Rover Sport & a Harley
Sports: Swimming
Hobbies: Boating and he has an obsession with the pyramids of Egypt
Favorite Food: Mostly seafood and poultry, with the occasional steak.

Excerpt - Discussing Dr. Morgan Drake

Zach pulls me close and kisses my forehead. “Zoë, if anyone knows how you feel it’s me. Just try. Maybe go on a date with Doctor You Know Who. If I deserve this, you do, too. You’re the better half of us.”

I chuckle at his response, and after a tight squeeze, I pull away. “Somehow I don’t think so. For all I know, he and his ex might be rekindling the flame right now.”

“I don’t think so. A guy doesn’t go all out trying to impress a woman unless he’s seriously interested, and I think he’s made his feelings pretty clear. If I usually get what I want isn’t clear, I don’t know what is.”

“Maybe what he really wants is a quick lay.”

“A quick lay doesn’t send you long stem roses and gifts. Is this about him or you?”

“I don’t know what you’re talking about.”

“Is that right? I think you know how he feels. As usual, I think you’re avoiding acknowledging this because you like him—a lot. You don’t want to get hurt again, so you won’t admit how you really feel.”

Laughing carelessly, I reply, “I emphatically disagree with that statement.”

“You can emphatically disagree all you want, but it’s the truth.”

At the same moment, Peaches runs into the kitchen with something in her mouth.

“What’s that you’ve got there girl?” Zach asks, scratching her ears.

I turn my back to pull some quiche from the oven.

“Zoë Baylee Jenkins, what is this?”

I turn to see him holding a Ralph Lauren sock in his hand. I know that could only belong to Morgan. I guess I forgot to mention to him that he should be careful about leaving socks around when he was here. Peaches has a sock fetish.

“Are you blind? It’s a sock.”

“Yes, but whose is it?”

“I don’t know. She must have found that somewhere outside.”

Inspecting it, he responds. “You are such a liar. He was here wasn’t he? You’ve been holding out on me.”

I try with all my might to not break out into a smile and keep my secret safe. “Maybe.”

“Hmmm… getting regular injections yet?”

I try, I really do but I can’t keep a straight face, and I break out in laughter. “It wasn’t like that.”

“Exactly how was it?”

“He came home early and the guys had just refinished the floors so he couldn’t stay at the house. We tried to find him a hotel, but they were all booked for the weekend because of some major conference, and his sister and dad were out of town for the weekend. I offered him a bed for the night.”

“Your bed?”

“No. He slept in the guest room, thank you very much.”

“You didn’t sleep too well that night, did you?” With a naughty grin, he rubs his palms together. “Any kissy kissy?”

“There was not.”

“Why don’t you just admit it? You like him.”

I smile but don’t respond.

“You barely even give out your address, much less let anyone come to your home. Let’s see in two years who’s been here: Jada, Jonathan, Megan, Sheila, Lisa, Leo and Trevor… oh and Gail and, might I add, out of all those five are our staff members. Out of the two or three guys you had relations with after Todd, not one of them made it to your doorstep, and I’m supposed to believe that this is not a big deal.”

“You’re entitled to your thoughts and opinions.”

“Say whatever you want, but I know you better than you know yourself. Better stock up on those batteries, because if nothing happened between you two, as you claimed last night, you’re going to need them.”


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Tiles By Rebecca Rohman



Author Information

Rebecca Rohman, is a wife and designer currently living in the Northeastern United States. She was a former Sales Manager for a tourist magazine, and for many years prior, she first did Marketing for a jewelry company, and later a fine wine distributor.

About fifteen years ago, she started writing her first romance novel, Uncorked just to purely entertain herself. It was not until early in 2012 when she decided to complete it, and share it with the world. The story was published in February of 2013. Her second novel Love, Lies & The D.A. was released on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. Her third novel, Love M.D. was released in February 2015.


3 Jul 2016

PAGE HOP, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY: Unravel - An Uncorked Novella by Rebecca Rohman

The Unravel by Rebecca Rohman Page Hop runs on our Facebook Page from July 3 to July 6, 2016, with 40 blogs having some AMAZING giveaways! Enter them all for more chances to win! There will be a signed paperback copy of Unravel as a grand prize. 



Synopsis

Chella and Mitch Mariani are a happily married couple, living the good life in San Diego. She’s a marketing genius in the cosmetics division at an international conglomerate; he’s one of the city's most successful real estate investors. Life has never been better.

Until a series of disturbing events cloud a blissful fifth wedding anniversary.

Lies surface. Suspicions escalate. Danger lurks. Their seemingly taut bond unravels their love to its core. As misguided choices threaten to destroy them forever, keeping their hearts on the path to a collective future might be the most monumental fight of all.

My Thoughts

Unravel is set four years after Uncorked, and I thoroughly enjoyed being back in Chella and Mitch's world.

Everything I loved about Uncorked is present in this novella - the romance, the suspense, the twists and turns in the plot that keep you guessing, the super HOT and tasteful sex scenes, and of course the characters.

Once again, Rebecca Rohman kept me glued to the pages with her writing. I was completely invested in the story and totally enjoyed the journey I was taken on. It was unpredictable but also heartwarming.

If you have read Uncorked, Unravel is definitely a MUST READ!

I was provided an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

My Rating


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The Uncorked Series Book 1 - UNCORKED


Contemporary Romance with Elements of Suspense

Chella Noon’s life isn’t her own. Her success as a Marketing Executive in the cosmetic division of an international conglomerate is overshadowed by a series of tragic events from a decade ago. With no family, few trusted friends and years spent on the run, she opens herself up to the possibility of a future with a sexy new real estate investor despite escalating threats from a psychotic ex determined to torment her.

Mitch Mariani never met a deal he couldn’t close. So when Chella walks into his life, he will stop at nothing to prove he is worthy of her trust. But as Chella’s past catches up to them and danger exposes his well-guarded secrets, his heart may not be the only thing at risk of a tragic end.

Tiles By Rebecca Rohman



Author Information

Rebecca Rohman, is a wife and designer currently living in the Northeastern United States. She was a former Sales Manager for a tourist magazine, and for many years prior, she first did Marketing for a jewelry company, and later a fine wine distributor.

About fifteen years ago, she started writing her first romance novel, Uncorked just to purely entertain herself. It was not until early in 2012 when she decided to complete it, and share it with the world. The story was published in February of 2013. Her second novel Love, Lies & The D.A. was released on Tuesday, February 18, 2014. Her third novel, Love M.D. was released in February 2015.

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