Blurb & Giveaway: BIG GIRL PANTIES by Stephanie Evanovich

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Big Girl Panties

by Stephanie Evanovich

 

*Avon is hosting a TOUR WIDE Rafflecopter Commenter Giveaway for FIVE Print Copies of BIG GIRL PANTIES.

 

Book Blurb:

In BIG GIRL PANTIES, Evanovich introduces readers to Holly Brennan—a 32-year old grieving widow in need of a change. Having spent too much time mired in sadness and grief-eating, Holly heads out of town to settle her husband’s estate and try to move on. Enter Logan Montgomery—a personal trainer to the country’s most famous professional athletes who also happens to be sitting next to her on the flight home.

Holly’s mortified by the way she’s squeezed into the airplane seat, but as they chat, Logan quickly realizes she has a sharp wit and keen insight—a welcome change from the sexy but superficial women he usually dates. When he impulsively offers to train her at his private gym, Holly surprises even herself and agrees.

Holly discovers she’s a natural athlete, and as her fitness level increases, so does a new found confidence. When Logan finally introduces Holly to his best friends, baseball superstar Chase Walker and his wife Amanda (a feisty curvy woman herself), they instantly see what Logan doesn’t; Holly is knockout. As their smoldering attraction starts to spark in earnest, Holly and Logan will have to decide if their love is for real…or just about looks.

BIG GIRL PANTIES is a fun, sexy, smart, and exceptionally saucy romp—a must-have book for the summer and a debut not to be missed.

 

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About the Author:

6547908Stephanie Evanovich is a full-fledged Jersey girl from Asbury Park who began writing fiction while waiting for her cues during countless community theater projects. She attended New York Conservatory for the Dramatic Arts and acted in several improvisational troupes and a few small-budget movies, all in preparation for the greatest job she ever had, raising her two sons. Now a full-time writer, she’s an avid sports fan who holds a black belt in tae kwon do.

Find out more about Stephanie Evanovich:

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Giveaway!!!

*Avon is hosting a TOUR WIDE Rafflecopter Commenter Giveaway for FIVE Print Copies of BIG GIRL PANTIES.

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Tour Organizer:

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Excerpt & Playlist: PRINCE CHARMING by Sara Celi

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Book Info:

Book Title: Prince Charming

Author: Sara Celi

Genre: Mature Young Adult/New Adult

Release Date: January 28, 2014

 

Book Blurb:

School. Tests. Scholarships. Goals.

Senior class overachiever Geoff Miller thought he had it all figured out. All he needed to do was make it through the next six months, graduate, and get on with his life.

College at the University of Virginia beckoned him– and he just wanted to put the last horrible four years at Heritage High School in the “done” folder.

Geoff just didn’t count on two things: Laine Phillips, and sex.

At first, his passing crush on the school princess seemed to Geoff like a distraction from a boring life in a snobby Greater Cincinnati suburb. Then one day, it turned into something more…

Six months. Not that long, right?

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Dream Cast and Giveaway: COMPROMISING POSITIONS by Mary Whitney

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COMPROMISING POSITIONS

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MARY WHITNEY

Releasing January 28, 2014

 

$50 Amazon gift card & more are up for grabs. *Check Rafflecopter below.

 

Book Blurb:

We weren’t supposed to be friends. We weren’t even supposed to like each other.

I’m Michael Grath. I’ll admit I was elected to Congress on my Republican family history. I was out to make a name for myself, until I met Jessie Clark, a spitfire Democrat.

She’d be my nemesis, if I could just stop flirting with her. We’ve got nothing and everything in common, and one big issue that divides us. All of this is going to land us in more than one compromising position.

So like I said, we weren’t supposed to be friends, we weren’t even supposed to like each other, and we certainly weren’t supposed to fall in love.

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BUY LINKS:

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DREAM CAST by the Author:

Ryan Gosling

MICHAEL GRATH is Ryan Gosling

 

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Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition (12)

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Throwback Thursday: Historical Romance Edition is a meme hosted by Tin @ Love Saves the World and Mary @ Buried Under Romance where you get to feature historical romance novels published before October 3, 2008.

Visit Ki Pha @ Doing Some Reading and check out her pick for the week as well.

 

This week, I’m featuring Lisa Kleypas.

 

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Seduce Me At Sunrise, published in September 2008

From Goodreads:

He has tried hard to forget her.

Kev Merripen has longed for the beautiful, well-bred Winnifred Hathaway ever since her family rescued him from the brink of death when he was just a boy. But this handsome Gypsy is a man of mysterious origins—and he fears that the darkness of his past could crush delicate, luminous Win. So Kev refuses to submit to temptation…and before long Win is torn from him by a devastating twist of fate.

Can she remember the man he once was?

Then, Win returns to England…only to find that Kev has hardened into a man who will deny love at all costs. Meantime, an attractive, seductive suitor has set his sights on Win. It’s now or never for Kev to make his move. But first, he must confront a dangerous secret about his destiny—or risk losing the only woman he has lived for…

 

Visit Lisa Kleypas’ Website to learn more about her books.

 

My Thoughts:

I love Lisa Kleypas’ The Hathaways series and although my ultimate favorite is Married by Morning, this is my second favorite. I love the steadfastness of the feelings of the characters. I also love the intensity and rawness of the emotions that Lisa Kleypas wonderfully presents in this book.

This is a story that was as much about the happy ending as it was about the journey the characters went through in order to get to that happy ending. It was a very satisfying and heartwarming read. And definitely worthy of commendations and recommendations.

 

Have you read this book? What are your thoughts about it? I’d love to hear from you guys.

 

Check out fellow TBT: HR edition participants for their picks for the week.

Renee @ Addicted to Romance

Jennifer @ Feminist Fairy Tale Reviews

Cerian @ Rookie Romance

 

Excerpt & Giveaway: THE CHANGEUP by Rhonda Shaw

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The Changeup

by Rhonda Shaw

 

Rhonda will be awarding a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, and a $25 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn host.

Book Blurb:

Playing for keeps

After nine years of striking out in the dating department, Maddie Hamlin is throwing in the towel. But just as this mom resolves to remain single, she meets sweet and sexy pitching phenom Chase Patton at a family dinner. He’s perfect for her— aside from the fact he’s only twenty-two.

Chase knows he should be focusing on his rookie year with the Detroit Rockets, but he can’t stop thinking about Maddie. He doesn’t care that the beautiful school counselor is twelve years older, and he’s already lost his heart to her adorable daughter. When an incredible date leads to an incredible night of passion, he knows he never wants to let her go.

But dating in the media spotlight is a whole new ball game. Maddie quickly discovers that not everyone accepts their unconventional relationship and that finding love may mean losing everything else…

 

Excerpt:

Maddie felt herself blush fiercely at the lingering look he gave her, but she remained where she stood and watched as he walked through the living room and out the front door, keeping a smile plastered on her face even though it felt as if everything was freaking out internally. When the door closed behind him, she closed her eyes as she let out the breath she’d been holding and slouched against the counter. This was a bad idea. Nothing good could come from it; in fact, the only possible outcome was one of them getting hurt. But even knowing that, she couldn’t stop herself. She couldn’t ignore the fact that he got her juices flowing without much effort.

Despite all that, it wasn’t enough. She was much older than he was. They were in two different stages of their lives; there was nothing to build on. While she was looking to lead a quiet, comfortable and peaceful life, he should be looking for excitement, thrills and new experiences—casualness versus commitment, living-it-up versus settling down.

And then there was the inevitable scrutiny of their age difference. Even if they got past it, others would comment on it. Their families would definitely have opinions on the matter and families were never ones to keep their opinions to themselves, especially ones that had people like Lenore in them, regardless of the existing awkward situation with Chase and her niece. How would they ever get past that? It wouldn’t be easy, but was it worth it?

 

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“Waiting On” Wednesday (14): TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE by Jenny Han

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“Waiting On” Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted at Breaking the Spine that spotlights eagerly anticipated upcoming releases.

This week’s spotlight is on:

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 To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

Release Date: April 22, 2014

 

Here’s the blurb from Goodreads:

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is the story of Lara Jean, who has never openly admitted her crushes, but instead wrote each boy a letter about how she felt, sealed it, and hid it in a box under her bed.

But one day Lara Jean discovers that somehow her secret box of letters has been mailed, causing all her crushes from her past to confront her about the letters: her first kiss, the boy from summer camp, even her sister’s ex-boyfriend, Josh.

As she learns to deal with her past loves face to face, Lara Jean discovers that something good may come out of these letters after all.

 

Why am I waiting?

The set-up of the story is really intriguing. All the what-ifs are full of possibilities and I’m really interested in where the author will take this story.

 
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Excerpt & Giveaway: UNTANGLE MY HEART by Maria K. Alexander

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Untangle My Heart

by Maria K. Alexander

 

Maria will be awarding a $25 Amazon gift card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

 

Book Blurb:

When her marriage ended in tragedy, Kate DiFrancesco rebuilt her life, but has never gotten over the pain of what she lost. Seeking the help of an ex-lover ignites feelings she’s promised never to have again. She’ll need to untangle herself from dangers in her past in order to break the hard shell around her heart.

Edward Weston has a lot to prove, both to his stuffy upper-crust British family, and to himself. Working alongside Kate, a woman he had a casual relationship with, stirs unexpected feelings. Helping her family makes him realize what he’s missing. For the first time, he wants more than a one-night stand.

When Kate is threatened, Edward must overcome feeling unworthy to protect the woman he loves and fight for the family he never thought he’d have.

 

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Top Ten Tuesday (12): Characters I’d NEVER want to trade places with

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the gals at The Broke and the Bookish. For this week, here’s my the Top Six Characters I’d NEVER want to trade places with

 

 1. KATNISS EVERDEEN

from the Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

I love how strong and vulnerable she is at the same time. I understand the weight of her burdens and responsibilities. And she holds the love of one of the most awesome male characters I’ve ever read. But despite all these, I’d never want to trade places with her. For one, I don’t think I’d ever survive the Hunger Games arena.

 

2. HARRY POTTER

from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling

The Harry Potter universe is one of the book worlds where I would like to live in (see HERE for the rest of my list). That being said, I’d never want to be Harry Potter. He had a lot to suffer through ever since he was born. Imagine that. Even through his baby eyes, he had seen his parents get killed, granted he wasn’t still aware of what it was he was seeing. But those leave scars, you know. And not just that one on his forehead.

 

3. WILL TRAYNOR

from Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

I’d never know what to think or how to feel if I were Will. He had his whole life ahead of him and an accident left him a quadriplegic. I can only imagine what his life is like, and although Jojo Moyes has done a great job in establishing this one in the book, it’s still a life that I couldn’t quite imagine living. Imagine the loss, not just of control of your body, but of your whole life.

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Excerpt & Giveaway: THE OPPOSITE OF WILD by Kylie Gilmore

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The Opposite of Wild

by Kylie Gilmore

 

Kylie will be awarding a $25 Amazon gift card + The Opposite of Wild Romance Trading Card to a randomly drawn commenter during the tour, and a $10 Amazon gift card with The Opposite of Wild Romance Trading Card to two randomly drawn hosts.

 

Book Blurb:

Unleash the wild woman…?

Ex-cop Ryan O’Hare takes one look at buttoned-up control freak Liz Garner and just itches to loosen the woman up. Not that he’s into her. Because a woman like that comes with way too many expectations. Not to mention, she practically works for him, and he didn’t hire Liz to watch after his beloved Harley-stealing Gran so he could turn Liz loose in his bed. Still, there’s something about her, a hidden wild side, that makes him wonder what it would take.

Liz must be crazy to work for the insensitive, arrogant, horribly…hot man she’s avoided for years. Unfortunately, she needs the money and Ryan’s grandmother needs a keeper. (Midnight tango lessons and ziplines with Gran, anyone?) Ryan’s rare smile and swaggering confidence have Liz torn between throwing her favorite pinot grigio at his head or throwing herself at him. Can this control freak find a way to let loose with the tough, no-strings guy who once broke her heart?

 

 

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It’s Monday: What are you reading? (8)

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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme hosted by Sheila @ Book Journey. It’s a great opportunity for bloggers to post what books they plan to read for the week. Here are some of the books that made it to my TBR list this week.

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No Good Duke Goes Unpunished

by Sarah MacLean

A rogue ruined . . .

He is the Killer Duke, accused of murdering Mara Lowe on the eve of her wedding. With no memory of that fateful night, Temple has reigned over the darkest of London’s corners for twelve years, wealthy and powerful, but beyond redemption. Until one night, Mara resurfaces, offering the one thing he’s dreamed of . . . absolution.

A lady returned . . .

Mara planned never to return to the world from which she’d run, but when her brother falls deep into debt at Temple’s exclusive casino, she has no choice but to offer Temple a trade that ends in her returning to society and proving to the world what only she knows . . . that he is no killer.

A scandal revealed . . .

It’s a fine trade, until Temple realizes that the lady—and her past—are more than they seem. It will take every bit of his strength to resist the pull of this mysterious, maddening woman who seems willing to risk everything for honor . . . and to keep from putting himself on the line for love.

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