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Friday, December 29, 2017

✯REVIEW✯ Before CE"O": Includes the Complete CE"O" Trilogy by M.T. Stone

Before CE"O": Includes the Complete CE"O" Trilogy
by M.T. Stone
Release Date: December 25th 2017 by Steamy Nights Publishing
Series: Trilogy 
Pages: 532
Genres: Adult Fiction, Romance, Contemporary
Author's Links: Goodreads, Website, Twitter, Facebook

In the beginning, my life was football. The first twenty one years of my existence consisted of one single minded obsession, to be an NFL quarterback. It was about to come true when I was blindsided in the most important game of my life. In an instant, the entire world as I knew it crumbled. 

When my therapist asked about my other talents or interests, the only thing that popped to mind was... women. I've always been good with women, but it's not like you can make a living with that skill set. 

Well, as it turns out you can make a damn good living in what they call the world's oldest profession. I've definitely got the equipment for it. Maybe I'll give it a try. At this point, I feel as if I have nothing to lose. After all, what can go wrong when you're trying to keep a bunch of spoiled rich girls happy?

(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)

Purchase: Amazon

My Review:

Not having read other books by the authors before, I was really impressed with the overall execution of this story from start to finish. It’s always hard to review books that are all in one without giving too much away, but it was nice to get a prequel (Before CE “O”), first book (CE “O”), and the second book (CE “O” Baby) all in one.

At the beginning we get to meet Rex Hastings, a college student whose future ahead of him couldn’t have looked any brighter especially after aspiring to be an NFL quarterback. Having worked really hard to stay on top of every game, Rex never imagined that his life was about to change forever when a sudden accident left him unable to play anymore. All his hopes of being in the NFL gone in an instant made him rethink everything in his life, things kept going wrong as well and when he finished physical therapy his parents sent him to see a therapist that would help him cope with his new life. It is through multiple sessions that he gets to know Cindy (his therapist) and they begin a friendship that would ultimately help him see that he could be doing other things with his life if he sets his mind to getting to that point, hence his love for helping women begins. Aside from making a good living, becoming a sex surrogate would help woman physically and emotionally. But when a demand for his services starts to spiral out of control Rex decides to walk away from that career and onto the sex toy industry. As we follow his journey, Rex also happens to meet Felicia, a recent college grad who comes to his company to apply for marketing after seeing one of his catalogs in her mother’s garbage can. But Rex can’t seem to stay away from her and the more time they spend together the more certain he is that she is the one for him. Now he has to convince her that they are perfect for each other, but there are things in his life that could threaten his future with her and he will not stop at nothing until everything is fixed before it’s too late.

I absolutely loved reading this story, the prequel truly gives us a vivid image of a younger Rex and it slowly progressed after that. It was interesting to see how everything started and made it that much more enjoyable to read. Rex is in a place where he doesn’t know what to do with himself after suffering the injury that prevents him from playing ever again and going to therapy helps him see that he can do so much more with his life now. I love his sense of humor and just much of a gentleman he can be (totally swoon worthy). In the second and last book we get to see him mature and experience things that he wouldn’t have otherwise. Meeting Felicia made him a better committed man and the two of them fit together really well. We do get to see both of their point-of-views in the first and second book. On the other hand, Felicia is introduced as naive and a timid. After going to a fashion school for marketing she suddenly finds herself at a sex toy company and she feels out-of-place. She is definitely not used to being teased and that what Rex does to her at first which completely through her off. It’s on the second day that things start to get heated between them and it’s hard to not see the chemistry between them. She feels something for him and as the two start to spend more time together the more she wants to be with him. But it’s his ability to remove his emotions when he is physically involved with someone that scares her the most. She doesn’t want to get hurt, but she is willing to give their relationship a try and see where it goes. Little did she know that her life was about to change forever.

From the writing style to the synopsis and the eye-catching cover, M.T. Stone did an amazing job with this story. Although sometimes it felt like the story was going fast or things weren’t explained in full, it really didn’t affect the story as a whole. Everything worked out in the end, the epilogue was sweet and full of possibilities. I would highly recommend reading this story, you will not regret it. :)

I voluntarily reviewed an advanced reader copy of this book, all opinions are my own.

My Rating:

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

❆ Freebie Tuesday (Edition #203) ❆

⭐ Happy Tuesday! ⭐

Thanks for stopping by! I can't believe the end of the year is almost here, as always I will be tweeting random freebies that I can find on any given day so if you're looking for more free books make sure to follow me on twitter @JackieBookWorld. :)

***Note that there will be some books that will be free for limited time only, so make sure to download them as soon as you can. Also if there is any specific genre that you guys want me to find books of, let me know in the comment section below. (:  Enjoy! 

*Older Editions will be linked on the menu section (above) under Freebie Tuesday:)

Always Have
by Claire Kingsley
Release Date: September 20th 2016
Series: Always #1
Pages: 244
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
Author's Links: Goodreads, Website, Twitter, Facebook

Kylie's best friend Braxton is the hottest man she's ever known, with a rock hard body and a smile that melts the panties off every woman he meets. 

Except Kylie. Mostly.

Kylie is anxious to get off the dating carousel and find something real. Despite the way Braxton tends to suck the air from her lungs, she knows he's trouble. He's just another player, and she's tired of the game.

But Braxton isn't the man she thinks.

The real reason he's sh*t with women is simple. None of the women he's with are the one he wants. None of them are Kylie.

He wants to love her in every way imaginable, but there's always something in the way. So he stays her friend, watching her date men who are too stupid to realize how special she is. Always worried the next one won't be. The next one will be the man who takes her from him forever.

Loving Kylie risks every fiber of their friendship, but losing her might be more than Braxton can take.

(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)


Kade’s Dark Embrace 
by Kym Grosso
Release Date: March 27th 2012 by Smashwords
Genres: Romance, Paranormal

After a series of girls are ritualistically murdered on the cold streets of Philadelphia, seasoned detective, Sydney Willows, is forced to work with sexy, alpha vampire, Kade Issacson. While working the case, Sydney finds herself inexplicably drawn to Kade, fighting the passion she feels towards him. Kade, determined to solve the case and mete out justice, is captivated by the independent, fiery detective. As he attempts to protect her from a very real murderer, Kade grows concerned that the beautiful, but very human detective, could easily end up dead should she tangle with supernatural forces that are beyond her control.

The investigation leads them into a dark and dangerous world, deep in the heart of New Orleans, where together, they search for the perpetrators of the Voodoo killings. Sydney soon becomes the target of the killer and ends up fighting for her life and love in the Big Easy. If she makes it out alive, will she give into the intoxicating desire she feels for Kade?
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)


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Monday, December 25, 2017

🌟HOLIDAY BOOK REVIEW:🌟 Love You Like Christmas (Based on the Hallmark Channel Original Movie) by Keri F. Sweet

🎄Holiday Reviews from now until Christmas Day!🎄

Love You Like Christmas (Based on the Hallmark Channel Original Movie) 
by Keri F. Sweet
Release Date: October 30th 2017 by Hallmark Publishing
Pages: 182
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Holiday
Author's Links: Goodreads, Website, Twitter, Facebook

Treat yourself to ebooks inspired by Hallmark Christmas movies. Enjoy a heartwarming, feel-good story…and find out what happens after the movie ends. 

Sometimes getting lost leads you back to what matters most... 

Maddie, a marketing executive in New York, is on her way to attend the December wedding of one of her best clients. She’s afraid of flying, and taking her late aunt’s classic Mustang on a road trip seems like fun—until the car breaks down and leaves her stranded in the small town of Christmas Valley. 

The first time Kevin meets Maddie, he’s dealing with an accident that left a whole shipment of his Christmas trees scattered across the highway. He hasn’t thought about romance since his wife died: he’s been busy raising a little girl and running a struggling tree farm. But even in the middle of this setback, he’s immediately drawn to Maddie. 

As Maddie waits in Christmas Valley for her car to get repaired, she begins to realize that friends and family are at the heart of the holidays—and she can’t deny her growing feelings for Kevin. But sooner or later, she’s going back to her big-city life, and Kevin's future is uncertain. How can either of them take a chance on love? 

This novel includes a free original recipe for Christmas Biscuits with Sugar Plum Jam. 
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)

Purchase: Amazon, B&N

My Review:

Love You Like Christmas was such a heartwarming story about second chances making it the perfect Christmas read. Right from the start I was hooked on the cover and the synopsis, especially if it’s based on a Hallmark movie, those are my favorite. In this particular story we are introduced to Maddie, a marketing executive who loves representing things that she truly loves in and has no trouble selling them to the masses. But when it comes to Christmas, she loves seeing what people are attracted to and buying, not necessarily the meaning behind them. It is when one of her clients invites her to her wedding that Maddie decides to take a road trip to the venue and avoid plains (her biggest fear) at all costs. It’s when she is on her way that things turn for the worse the minute she gets stranded in a small town called, Christmas Valley. Everything around her suddenly looked different, and it’s when she meet Kevin that her life truly changes forever.

Kevin has always lived in Christmas Valley, it’s where generations of his family go way back, and inheriting a farm of Christmas trees should have made his life and the one of his daughter better. But harsh weather has made things difficult and now he is very close to losing the farm. When he meets Maddie unexpectedly for the first time he is attracted to her, there is something about her that makes him want to get to know her better, but he thought he’ll never see her again. Little did know that she was on her way to Christmas Valley after her car stopped working. Now it’s his chance to make her see that a life there isn’t so bad, especially if they’re together. When her work threatens to take her away from him, he’ll have to act fast and convince her that there really is a holiday spirit in Christmas Valley after all.

I loved reading this story, it’s just one of those stories that will give you hope again and give you a little Christmas magic. Although the characters are complete opposites they fit together really well. In this case, one believes in Christmas while the other not as much. It really became a story about Maddie, a busy New Yorker getting to feel the Christmas holiday again, she has been through a lot and we get to see her make progress throughout the book. Just like Maddie, Kevin has also been through a lot especially after being a single dad, he wants to make his daughter happy and he needs to make the farm profitable again. When Maddie gets to town, she sees how everyone looks after one another and it gives Christmas a whole new meaning for her. She loves her job in New York, but it’s not fulling anymore. When she is told about Kevin’s farm, she is able to gather everyone to help save the farm. But one thing is unresolved and that is her relationship with Kevin and that’s one thing you’ll have to find out when you read the story! Keri F. Sweet has done a great job with this story from beginning to end. I would highly recommend reading it even after Christmas is over (You are going to love the ending)! :)

***ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.***

My Rating:

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Sunday, December 24, 2017

🌟HOLIDAY BOOK REVIEW:🌟 Christmas at the Lake by Charlotte Blake

🎄Holiday Book reviews from now until Christmas Day!🎄

Christmas at the Lake 
by Charlotte Blake
Release Date: September 12th 2017
Series: Great Escapes #2
Genres: Romance, Contemporary
Author's Links: Goodreads, Website, Twitter, Facebook

Sometimes love gets forgotten …

Hugely successful Lexi Stuart is used to guys pursuing her, but for all the wrong reasons. Sure, she’s beautiful and rich, but the men in her life never seem to want anything more serious than just sex. It’s a stark reality she’s become used to. 

As a code writer in Silicon Vally, Adam Hunt doesn’t have to worry about money. And as a heartthrob in general, he doesn’t need to worry about attracting women, either. But when he meets Lexi during a Christmas holiday in Lake Tahoe, he’s floored that she won’t give him the time of day after one wild night together. 

Now, this sports bum is about to take Lexi on the ride of her life. All she needs to do is hang on!

NOTE: This STAND-ALONE romance contains very steamy love scenes. All of the books in the Great Escapes series can be read in any order.

(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)

Purchase: Amazon

My Review:

Not having read other books by the author before, I was really intrigued by the synopsis and the cover! Right away we get to meet Lexi Stuart, after multiple fail attempts at finding love, she is quickly losing hope of ever finding Mr. Right. All of those that have shown interest in her are after her money and she is tired of being used. So when it comes time for her to meet the rest of her family at a retreat in Lake Tahoe, Lexi is ready to relax and have a good Christmas. What she wasn’t expecting to bump into was yet another gorgeous guy just in time for Christmas. Meeting Adam was never in her plans, but after spending time together the two seemed to get along really well and that all turns into so much more rather quickly. But soon Lexi starts to question what they have and it’s her insecurities that ultimately get in the way. Now it’ll be up to her to decide if giving their relationship a try is worth it or not.

Adam Hunt never expected to meet Lexi Stuart, but after spending time with her he knows that she is it for him, now he just have to convince her to give in to a relationship with him before it’s too late. I liked the overall idea of the story, what I wasn’t so sure about was the characters themselves. I couldn’t connect with Lexi, her insecurities overshadowed everything else about her and made it hard to understand her decisions in the book. Adam was great, her was understanding and caring. The fact that he wanted to be with Lexi no matter was really sweet. We do get some steamy scenes in the story, but that was it. There was very little excitement, but it wasn’t that bad at all. I would recommend it if you’re looking for a quick holiday read. :)

***ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.***

My Rating:

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

✯BOOK BLITZ:✯ All We Want For Christmas Is You by Anita Maxwell {EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY!}

All We Want For Christmas Is You 
by Anita Maxwell
Publication date: December 20th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Hayden Halloway wants to see her name in print when she gets out of college, preferably in one of the big five newspapers in New York. She has everything lined up to make that happen, except for that one perfect story to finalize her portfolio.

Christian, Vinnie, and Justin, first string forwards on the college hockey team, all have their sights set on Hayden. But a situation involving her best friend and the Puck Games – the hockey team’s sex rating competition – ends up setting them on a collision course that could leave more than their reputations damaged.

Eggnog, coffee dates, and the Winter Wonderland all have Hayden losing bits and pieces of herself to the guys. Will Hayden sacrifice her integrity for her heart, or will she ruin the guys chances at going pro and any chance they have of being together?

Author Bio:

 Anita Maxwell is from Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia. She has one husband, one son, two dogs, one mean cat, and no kangaroo. She loves to be the center of attention, even when noone else wants her to be. She used to be a ballerina, but now does pole dancing. She is a massive I.T. nerd. She loves planning events. One of her favourite things to do is tell K.B. "No, the main character can't do that because...". Her favourite genres to read are Science Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance, Historical, Based on True Stories, and Reverse Harem of course. She has a book she carries with her called "My little book of big ideas", which is currently a quarter full.


Friday, December 22, 2017

✯BOOK BLITZ:✯ Visionary New Years by Yumoyori Wilson {EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY!}

Visionary New Years by Yumoyori Wilson

Release Date: December 29th 2017
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance

New Year's always ended with a bang, when I was partnered up with my best friend, Cece Alexandra Rose. She wasn't just the demon queen - she was the party queen. 

I expected no different this year – my suitcase packed with flashy, skin-tight dresses and Louboutin heels that I could dance all night in. My mission was to get utterly wasted before the clock struck midnight on the New Year, 5033. 

Instead, I’m on an exclusive cruise for millionaires with my men in tow, assigned to a high-profile criminal investigation. 

I, Scarlet Sinclair, was now undercover as Irina Locksworth, rocking a brunette wig and running for my life in a hot pair of not-so-running-friendly Louboutin’s, while praying our secret weapon didn't fall out of my bra as we tracked down a drug lord, each tick of the clock pushing us closer to the New Year...and our deadline. 

Time for Team Seven of Paranormal INC to end this year with a bang. 

I just prayed to the gods it wasn't also the end of us. 

Visionary New Years is apart of the Holiday Series and does not take place during the same timeline as the main series. It’s recommended to read VISIONARY INVESTIGATOR- Book One in the Paranormal INC Series to understand/enjoy this novel. 

Recommended for 18+ audience, containing mature sexual content, violence and strong language. 

Purchase: Amazon


"Hey, what you-" I began lifting my head to question his sudden movement when his lips met mine. I smiled, closing my eyes; returning the kiss.

We kissed for what seemed like minutes when he pulled away; both of us out of breath.

"Do I have to distract you before you stay still?" He asked.

"I like distractions. Especially ones that require good kisses," I replied. I pulled out of his embrace; changing position on the couch to face him. He lifted an eyebrow; confused as to what I was planning.

"Now I can kiss you and you can work on my back." I grinned.


"It's multitasking," I emphasized.

"Come here." He whispered.


Yumoyori Wilson is from Toronto, Ontario. She loves to sleep and write her days away. She works at night as a registered nurse. She has a little addiction to bubble tea and coffee but loves to workout. She has big plans for the writing world and can't wait to share them with everyone.


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Thursday, December 21, 2017

✯BOOK BLITZ:✯ Bennett by Sybil Bartel {EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY!}

Bennett by Sybil Bartel

Release Date: December 19th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Being the drummer for the hottest new rock band should’ve been a dream come true. Sold out shows, women, more money than I deserved…

But I didn’t want any of it.

The fame sucked, the money was a burden and I’d given away my only chance at ever having her—my best friend’s sister.

I wasn’t supposed to touch her. My best friend made me swear I wouldn’t. Then he was deployed, and he told me to look out for her. Except being around her while still keeping my distance was slowly killing me. Touring with the band should’ve been the perfect escape… Until I fucked up.

I fucked up so bad, she was half-conscious in my arms, fighting for her life.

* BENNETT is the fourth standalone book in the Uncompromising Series.

The Uncompromising Series:


Purchase: Amazon, B&N, iBooks, Kobo


I backed her against the wall and took her face in my hands. “I’m not leaving you alone.”

Her breath hitched, and her hands wrapped around my wrists, but she didn’t say anything.

I gripped her harder. “You’re not alone, you hear me? You will never be alone. I’m always going to be here for you. Always.”

Her grief, her tears, the tension in her muscles—it all stilled.

Then she stood on tiptoe and her lips landed on mine.

First shock, then eight years of blind fucking need surged, and I let loose. Growling with repressed desire and want, so much fucking want, I roared as I slammed my body against hers and shoved my tongue into her mouth.

Sweet fucking Jesus.

My hands tangling in her hair, my tongue dominating, I didn’t kiss her. I fucking took.

I took her kiss.

I took her grief.

And I took her fucking trust.

For one unbelievable moment, I had everything I’d ever wanted.


My cock surged, my hips ground into hers, and I kissed her how I’d always wanted to. Then reality hit and I destroyed everything.

I ripped my undeserving mouth from hers and stepped back. Shattering her illusion of who I was, I rubbed the back of my hand over my mouth and prayed like fuck I didn’t break her worse. “I’m sorry.”


Sybil Bartel grew up in Northern California with her head in a book and her feet in the sand. She dreamt of becoming a painter but the heady scent of libraries with their shelves full of books drew her into the world of storytelling. She loves the New Adult genre, but any story about a love so desperately wrong and impossibly beautiful makes her swoon.

Sybil now resides in Southern Florida and while she doesn’t get to read as much as she likes, she still buries her toes in the sand. If she isn’t writing or fighting to contain the banana plantation in her backyard, you can find her spending time with her handsomely tattooed husband, her brilliantly practical son and a mischievous miniature boxer…

But Seriously?

Here are ten things you probably really want to know about Sybil.

She grew up a faculty brat. She can swear like a sailor. She loves men in uniform. She hates being told what to do. She can do your taxes (but don’t ask). The Bird Market in Hong Kong freaks her out. Her favorite word is desperate…or dirty, or both—she can’t decide. She has a thing for muscle cars. But never reply on her for driving directions, ever. And she has a new book boyfriend every week—don’t tell her husband.

To find out more about Sybil Bartel, be sure to follow her on Twitter (she loves to hear about your favorite book boyfriend!), visit her website, like her on Facebook or join her Facebook group Book Boyfriend Heroes for exclusive excerpts and giveaways.


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🌟HOLIDAY BOOK REVIEW:🌟 A Winter’s Wish Come True by Lynsey James

🎄Holiday Reviews from now until Christmas Day!🎄

A Winter’s Wish Come True 
by Lynsey James
Release Date: November 22nd 2017 by HQ Digital
Pages: 254
Genres: Romance, Contemporary. Holiday
Author's Links: Goodreads, Website, Twitter

Being pregnant with her ex-boyfriend’s baby is the last thing on Cleo Jones’s Christmas wish list. Scott might have been the man of her dreams once upon a time, but things change and now Cleo faces a future as a single mum… Or does she?

Scott won’t let Cleo go through this alone; whatever their differences he’s vowed to be there, from antenatal classes to night feeds and nappy changing. The two agree to bring up their baby as friends – but as Cleo’s bump grows, so do their feelings for each other.

Cleo can’t be sure if it’s her heart of her hormones urging her to give Scott a second chance – but getting back together could be the best Christmas present of all!
(Synopsis taken from Goodreads)

Purchase: Amazon, B&N, Kobo, Google Play

My Review:

A Winter’s Wish Come True is a story about second chances at love and new beginnings. Not having read other books by the author before, I didn’t know what to expect before reading the book and it didn’t disappoint. At the beginning of the story we get to meet Cleo Jones, a baker who is still struggling to move on from her previous break-up with her boyfriend, Scott. Her friends have been very supportive and there for her, but when she sees Scott again things immediately change. After he was offered a job in Australia, Scott basically left her to pick up the pieces, but Cleo can’t get over him and that leads her back to him. It is after a couple of weeks that she starts to get sick and finds out that she is pregnant that her life has changed forever. Now she has to figure out where she stands with Scott and if decide if she wants him in her life or not.

Scott Robinson has always loved Cleo and it hurt him to leave her behind when he was offered a job in Australia, but he is back now and ready to make things work with her (if she lets him). When he finds out that she is pregnant, Scott is ready to make things work with Cleo, but their past keeps getting in the way and now he has to convince her that they’re perfect for each other before it’s too late. I throughly enjoyed reading this story, it was quick and romantic. Scott was sweet and caring, definitely swoon worthy! On the other hand, Cleo had her doubts throughout the story, she wanted to make the right decision for her baby and it all worked out in the end. Although both of the characters had flaws, they made them work by helping each other. The epilogue will melt your heart, it was sweet and short. I would highly recommend it, it makes a great holiday read. :)

***ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in return for an honest review.***

My Rating: 

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