Tuesday, 24 October 2017

✪ Emma Scott ✪ FOREVER RIGHT NOW ✪ Excerpt & Giveaway ✪

©  Bianca  Janeane ✰ 

"Ours isn't a romance. It's a love story."

• 24 October 2017
• standalone!
(BUT, we already met Darlene in The Butterfly Project!)
5 Stars
***STANDALONE new adult romance from the author of The Butterfly Project and the Full Tilt Duet***

Darlene Montgomery has been to hell and back
more than once. After a stint in jail for drug possession, she is finally clean and ready to start over. Yet another failed relationship is just the motivation she needs to move from New York to San Francisco with the hopes of resurrecting her dance career and discovering that she is more than the sum of her rap sheet. As Darlene struggles in her new city, the last thing she wants is to become entangled with her handsomebut crankyneighbor and his adorable little girl...

Sawyer Haas is weeks away from finishing law school, but exhaustion, dwindling finances, and the pressure to provide for himself and his daughter, Olivia, are wearing him down. A federal clerkship--a job he desperately needs--awaits him after graduation, but only if he passes the Bar Exam. Sawyer doesn’t have the time or patience for the capricious
if beautifuldancer who moves into the apartment above his. But Darlenes easy laugh and cheerful spirit seep into the cracks of his hardened heart, and slowly break down the walls he’s resurrected to keep from being betrayed ever again.

When the parents of Olivia’s absentee mother come to fight for custody, Sawyer could lose everything. To have any chance at happiness, he must trust Darlene, the woman who has somehow found her way past his brittle barbs, and Darlene must decide how much of her own bruised heart she is willing to give to Sawyer and Olivia, especially when the ghosts of her troubled past refuse to stay buried.

For readers 18 and up

We already met Darlene in The Butterfly Project. She was the hero's best friend and had some huge addiction problems.
But now she's ready to start a new life.
She's moving from New York to San Francisco to work as a massage therapist and to mayyybe start dancing again.
She moves in on the third floor of one of those adorable Victorian houses.
And there she meets Sawyer and Olivia.
Sawyer is almost done with law school. His dream job is all lined up. He just needs to survive this crazy life a little longer.
His crazy life started ten months ago - when an ex hook-up left a 3-month old baby girl on his doorstep.
Now everything he does and dreams of is for Livvie.
Enter Darlene.
He wasn't expecting someone like her. Not now - maybe not ever.
He's not sure how to deal with all these new feelings. He doesn't have time for more than school and Olivia.
But Darlene is just there. Always there, smilling, helping...
Maybe .... 

What will happen with Darlene & Sawyer & Livvie?

This book was just beautiful.
I already started crying in the prologue! And I might have cried a lot towards the end - and in the middle and here and there ;)
But don't worry, it's not only this totally sad and moving story.
There are all those very sad and moving parts of course. But the relationship part is an adorable new adult love story.

I just loved everything about this book!
From the amazingly beautiful locations to all the characters.
Darlene. Such a sweet and good person. Who is trying to live a better life from now on. She's had so many problems in her past - she deserves for something amazing to happen to her.
Sawyer. Such a smart guy. A little emotionally challenged - maybe because his brain never stops taking mental pictures of everything. He had everything planned out perfectly. School. His amazing job. Hanging out with friends at the weekends. But now here's this little girl who means everything to him. But he still needs to get this job - he needs money and security to raise his daughter!
Olivia. The most adorable baby ever. She's so smart. She's got that from her photographic-memory-dad! Too cute.
And then we have all those supporting characters. Like Becks and Zelda from book #1. Sawyer's babysitter - downstairs neighbor Elena. Darlene's sponsor Max. Sawyer's best friend Jackson and his mom Henrietta.
All amazing people!

I loved every second of this story.
Sawyer, Olivia and Darlene have a long way to go until they'll get to that Happy End.
But the reader has an amazing time watching them fight for it!!!

Amazing story. Amazing characters. Amazing locations.
Lots of emotion, adorableness, excitement, fun, sadness, love, fear, pain, romance, hope ... Perfect! ☺

If I had to find something I didn't love-love... maybe a tiny little thing - I'll write it in white - I don't want to spoil anything - just drag your finger or mouse across the following:
I kind of expected a little bit more sexiness. There's just one sex scene towards the end and I wanted a tiny little bit more Sawyer & Darlene time... It wasn't bad the way it was - and it was completely understandable why they didn't jump into bed the minute they met, but I still wanted more. ☺

FOREVER RIGHT NOW was such an amazingly beautiful love story! Please run to your nearest amazon for your own Sawyer, because this one is MINE! MIIIIINNNEEEEE!!!!  !!

♥ Teaser ♥

"Who are you?" he demanded rudely, shifting the diaper bag higher on his shoulder while hoisting his little girl in his other arm. He was six feet of hotness in a rumpled suit, glaring at me with suspicion in his dark eyes. 

"I...I'm your new neighbor?" It sounded more like a question; as if I needed this guy's permission to live. I straightened to my full height. "I just moved in upstairs. I'm a dancer. Well, I was. Had to take some time off but I'm going to get back into it soon...ish." I put on my friendliest smile. "I'm a massage therapist now. Just got my license and..."

My words died under Sawyer's withering stare. 

"A dancer. Fantastic," he said bitterly. "Just what I always wanted. Someone leaping and thumping above me, waking my kid up and disturbing my studies at all hours of the night."

I planted my hands on my hips. "I can't dance in a dinky apartment, and besides..."

Words failed me again as the sharp planes and hard angles of Sawyer's face melted when his daughter--I guessed her to be about a year old--suddenly clapped her small hand over his chin. Sawyer's hard gaze softened, and his broad mouth turned up in a smile--a beautiful smile I was sure only his little girl ever got to see, and so full of love that for a moment I could hardly breathe. 

♥ Giveaway ♥

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If you haven't read the #FullTilt Duet yet - DO IT NOW! ☺

Emma Scott writes romances with flawed characters, characters with artistic hearts: builders, poets, and writers of various makes and models. Emma loves to write book lovers; those who have found refuge, companionship, and escape in books, much as we all do in real life. She digs realism, honesty, authenticity in storytelling. She also loves to write about enduring love, soul-deep love, in as real a setting as possible, but with big smooshy HEAs. Emma believes in diversity, open-mindedness, and inclusion. She adores sweetness mixed with steam, love conquering all, and above all, hope. Love always wins.

Monday, 23 October 2017

✪ CUFFED ✪ K. Bromberg ✪ #EverydayHeroes1 ✪

©  Bianca  ✰  Janeane  ✰ 

• 23 October 2017
book #1 in the Everyday Heroes series
• standalone

4.75 Stars
From the New York Times bestselling author, K. Bromberg, comes a new series about three brothers, the job that calls them, and the women who challenge them.

“I hate you. I never want to see you again.”

Grant Malone is not the reason I moved back to Sunnyvilleat least thats what I tell myself. Yet, those parting words I said to him back in third grade, ring in my ears every time a townsperson brings up one of the Malone boys. I thought time had healed my wounds. I was wrong. Nothing could have prepared me for how I felt when I finally saw him again.

Twenty years does a lot to turn a boy into a man. One who hits all my buttonssexy, funny, attractive, and a police officer. But Grant is off limits because he knows too much about my past.

But I’m drawn to him. That damn uniform of his doesn’t hurt either. It’ll be my downfall. I know it.

What’s one night of sex going to hurt . . . right?


I’ve always loved Emmy Reeves.

That’s why I’m shocked to see her all these years later. The shy girl I once knew is all grown up.

Adventurous and full of life, she owns my heart now, just as much as she did back then. Convincing her of that is a whole different story.

I’ll give her the one night she asks forlike thats a hardshipbut when it comes to letting her walk away after, she has another thing coming. Theres no way in hell Im letting her go this time without a fight.

The three Malone brothers Grant, Grayson and Grady are the heroes of this new series by K. Bromberg.
The oldest one - Grant - is a cop - just like his dad.

Until one day in 3rd grade, Grant used to be the bestest of friends with Emerson.
But since that day twenty years have gone by.
She left school that day and never came back. And she hates him for breaking his pinky promise back then.
But she doesn't really hate him. She's already halfway in love with the man the boy has become. But he also reminds her of that horrible time 20 years ago.
But he's not giving up that easily! He will fight for her - even if he might have to Cuff her ;)
Let the games begin!!!

What will happen with Emmy & Grant?
Will there be a happily ever after?


Can it be called a second-chance love story when both were only eight years old the last time they saw each other? I think it can. They used to be best friends. Grant's mom was already dreaming of their wedding back then! ☺
And now Em is back in town. But she fights against that attraction every time they see each other. Adorable but totally useless of course!☺
Grant is totally charmed by his old friend. He wants something serious with her, but he has to work for it! It won't be easy - but the reader has an amazing time watching them fight for their happy end!

Their relationship is not the only thing on our darlings mind though. We have problems with one of Grant's cases and money problems with Em's job. Lots on our darlings minds.

Great romance with lots of funny and adorable moments and sexy moments, but also lots of very moving moments and exciting moments.

Can't wait to read the other two stories!
We have one young firefighter and one single dad rescue pilot!!! HURRY KRISTY!

CUFFED was an amazingly adorable & moving love story! But just so you know ... Grant is MINE - so go run to your nearest amazon to get your own!!!

Were there a few tiny little things that I didn't love? Nothing major - so don't worry - they're probably only due to my special brand of reader-weirdness!!
First - the cover. It's pretty hot - even though the guy looks like a weird stripper☺ - BUT - it doesn't fit the serious parts of the story. And the story has a lot of very serious parts. I think the cover 'cheapens' or downplays that a bit. Or maybe it's meant to un-serious the serious parts on purpose. But I would've chosen another cover. No idea what would've been better, but a cover expert could've found something. ☺
The next thing. The book was a tiny little bit too long. I love long books and interesting and huge stories. But this was a bit too long - a little bit here and there cut out wouldn't have hurt this great story.
Oh and one last thing - again, only my reading-weirdness. I hate it when I don't know where I am. I know we're in Sunnyville. But that's just a made up name. I don't even know the state! I went with California in my head, because the ocean was mentioned. I need real places in my books. I need to be able to picture the story in a real place. It can still be a fictional town if it has to, but then I need to know the country/state!
Oy, I just thought of another thing. The bad-cop-guy Stetson. What was that with him? He and the whole story about his dad and how bad they both are, was mentioned so often and I was constantly afraid something would happen with him, but pfff, nothing at all? Why mention him and his father at all? Weird. That's maybe some of the things that could've been cut to make the book a tiny little bit shorter ;)

All that ↑ doesn't make the book bad in any way. I loved the story! It's - or rather the Malone boys are - very swoon-worthy and you might also cry a few tears!!!

ARC received for an honest review


I just finished reading Cuffed and I only have 3 little words...
Cuff me, Malone!

From the first reunion till the last sparkling words, I was hooked on this new series.

Grant and Emerson's tale is a very heartbreaking one of the suck it and sweet moments of life. I can't tell you how many times I cried at my kindle, yelled at the characters and just wanted to make things better.

Grant is all kinds of knight in shining armour, running to the rescue of those in need - and not just because of his job.

Seriously, we all need one of him in our lives.

I adore Emerson, and you will too..

Now, I do have one slight problem with this book.
I have a younger brother named Grant so it is a bit icky to think of hot cop being a Grant!

I really enjoyed reading Cuffed, and now I am looking forward to reading Grant's brother's stories.

Please don't keep us waiting too long Ms Bromberg.


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New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love.
She’s a mixture of most of her female characters: sassy, intelligent, stubborn, reserved, outgoing, driven, emotional, strong, and wears her heart on her sleeve. All of which she displays daily with her husband and three children where they live in Southern California.
On a whim, K. Bromberg decided to try her hand at this writing thing. Since then she has written The Driven Series (Driven, Fueled, Crashed, Raced, Aced), the standalone Driven Novels (Slow Burn, Sweet Ache, Hard Beat, and Down Shift (Releasing 10/4/16)), and a short story titled UnRaveled. She is currently finishing up Sweet Cheeks a standalone novel out at the end of 2016.
Her plans for 2017 include a sports romance duet (The Player (#1) and The Catch (#2)) and the Everyday Heroes series (Cuffed (#1), Combust (#2), and Cockpit (#3). She’s also writing a novella for the 1,001 Dark Night series that will be out in February 2017.
She loves to hear from her readers so make sure you check her out on social media.