Review, Excerpt & Giveaway: BREAKAWAY HEARTS by Crista McHugh


Breakaway Hearts

Kelly Brothers Series Book Two

by Crista McHugh


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Book Blurb:

Hockey star Ben Kelly has retreated to his mountain cabin in the ski town of Cascade, BC, to recuperate from a season-ending knee injury and contemplate his future in the NHL. He never expects to run into the one woman who got away. Nine years may have passed, but nothing has dulled the explosive chemistry between them. Now he wants more than just one night.

Hailey Eriksson had Olympic-sized dreams until an accidental pregnancy from a one-night stand halted her ambitions. Her life was shattered when her son died. Nothing will keep her from fulfilling her promise to him to make the Olympic team, especially not the charming Ben Kelly. Unfortunately, he’s out of sweep her off her feet this time, and she finds him harder and harder to resist with each passionate kiss. But when he learns about the child he never knew, will their rekindled romance be on thin ice?



Click HERE to read the excerpt.


My Review:

I love second-chance romances. In the beginning, I thought it would be a light and breezy read. And while it was still all those things, there were also that depth of emotions and the gravity of experiences that both characters were experiencing, which in my book make this story deserving of its stars indeed.

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Cover Reveal: SHIELD OF WINTER by Nalini Singh (UK Edition)


The UK edition cover for Nalini Singh‘s SHIELD OF WINTER has been released. And here you go…


UK Shield of Winter


…You’re welcome. ^__^ Or rather, thank you to Nalini for sharing this on her blog and for the people who are making these awesome covers. I always like the UK edition better and this is the first in the series where we get a profile shot instead of a frontal face shot, which is totally awesome to say the least.


Here’s the US edition cover if you guys want to see it too.




Here’s the blurb, by the way:

Assassin. Soldier. Arrow. That is who Vasic is, who he will always be. His soul drenched in blood, his conscience heavy with the weight of all he’s done, he exists in the shadows, far from the hope his people can almost touch – if only they do not first drown in the murderous insanity of a lethal contagion. To stop the wave of death, Vasic must complete the simplest and most difficult mission of his life.

For if the Psy race is to survive, the empaths must wake…

Having rebuilt her life after medical ‘treatment’ that violated her mind and sought to stifle her abilities, Ivy should have run from the black-clad Arrow with eyes of winter frost. But Ivy Jane has never done what she should. Now, she’ll fight for her people, and for this Arrow who stands as her living shield, yet believes he is beyond redemption.

But as the world turns to screaming crimson, even Ivy’s fierce will may not be enough to save Vasic from the cold darkness…




I can’t wait for this book to come out. The waiting is killing me!



It’s Monday: What are you reading? (9)



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.


between the devil and ian eversea

Between the Devil and Ian Eversea

by Julie Anne Long

She might look like an angel… 

The moment orphaned American heiress Titania “Tansy” Danforth arrives on English shores she cuts a swath through Sussex, enslaving hearts and stealing beaux. She knows she’s destined for a spectacular titled marriage—but the only man who fascinates her couldn’t be more infamous…or less interested.

…but it takes a devil to know one… 

A hardened veteran of war, inveterate rogue Ian Eversea keeps women enthralled, his heart guarded and his options open: why should he succumb to the shackles of marriage when devastating good looks and Eversea charm make seduction so easy?

…and Heaven has never been hotter. 

When Ian is forced to call her on her game, he never dreams the unmasked Tansy—vulnerable, brave, achingly sensual—will tempt him beyond endurance. And fight as he will, this notorious bachelor who stood down enemies on a battlefield might finally surrender his heart…and be brought to his knees by love.


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Super Six Sunday (7): Most Romantic Book Couples! Epic Love!



Super Six Sunday is a weekly meme hosted by the gals at Bewitched Bookworms. This week’s theme: Super 6 Books I Wish I Lived In/I’m Glad I Don’t Live In.


1.   Eugenides and Attolia

The Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner

queen of attoliaAlright-y then. When it comes to epic romances, the first couple that comes to mind are these two from The Thief series by Megan Whalen Turner. Their story is as epic as they come. Adventures, check. Court intrigue, check. Questionable motivations, check. True feelings, check. Love story of a lifetime, check.



2.   Eleanor and Park

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

15745753These two just took my heart on a roller-coaster ride. I felt everything there was to feel reading their story unfold. I remember the stirrings of first love, the challenge of being in  a society that can’t quite accept who you are, the definitive moment that changes your life, the certainty of loving someone.



3.  Katniss and Peeta

The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins

catching fireIf theirs isn’t an epic love story, I don’t know what else would be. They were in a game to death where only one would have survived, which would have meant having to kill the other. Kill, as in make them dead. Add to that being in another hunger games, war and revolution, and torture-induced amnesia.

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