Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Falling Star (Beautiful Chaos #2) by Arianne Richmonde

What it’s about

Sex-addict Jake is stunned after hearing Star’s shocking secret—she’s not who he thought she was—and he now wants to keep her at a distance, afraid of hurting her. But the more he ignores Star, the keener she is for his attention. And with the beautiful young actress being forced by her contract to live in Jake's house, neither can get away from each other.

But the arrival of a third party changes the game. And when Star doesn’t come home, or to the set the next day . . .

Jake knows he could have lost her for good.

Kathleen’s  Review

Story Rating ~ 4.5 Stars
Hero Rating ~ 4 Stars
Heroine Rating ~ 4.5 Stars
Romance Rating ~ 4 Stars
Heat Level ~ 4.5 Stars
Ending ~ To be continued
Overall Rating ~ 4.5 Stars

This series keeps getting better and HOTTER!

This is the second book in Arianne Richmonde's Beautiful Chaos series and it just gets better with each new installment. Falling Star picks up right where Shooting Star ended. I was immediately engaged once again in this story about Star Davis, the 19 year old gorgeous and very talented actress, and Jake Wild, an extremely sexy movie director.

Jake and Star are both very attracted to each other, but Jake seems to be struggling hard with his feelings. Star on the other hand knows what she wants and it's Jake. Jake is trying to get Star out of his mind even going as far as to replace her with an old girlfriend. Poor Star, the green-eyed monster has a hold on her when once she finds out that Jake has invited the girlfriend on the set, and that he's  even given her a job too.

Star took matters into her own hands and things really start to heat up. There is one particularly hot shower scene. The author sure knows how to pen some STEAMY scenes; it had me wishing that I was the one in the shower with Jake.

Star is still staying at Jake’s house and now that she knows that Jake’s girlfriend will be staying there too. So, she hatches a plan with Leo's help, Jake's right hand man. The author throws in a huge twist  I never saw coming and will have you thinking...OMG...what is going on? Of course I can’t tell you what happens, but let me just say that I’m going CRAZY wanting to know where this is going next. I can hardly wait for book 3, Shining Star, to be released at the end of August, giving me/us the conclusion to the Beautiful Chaos series.

Arianne Richmonde sure knows how to pen a story that will keep you guessing as to what will come next, making it very hard for you to put the book down. Her characters are always unique and very well written. Arianne’s sex/love scenes are some of the best I’ve ever read. These things are why Arianne Richmonde is one of my favorite authors and I can't wait to read MORE of her books.
Special note: This is a continuing series and MUST be read in order to fully understand the story.

Book 1, Shooting Star
Book 2, Falling Star
Book 3, Shining Star to be released  soon.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Release Day Blitz: Lead (Stage Dive #3) by Kylie Scott

It's release day!!! Lead is the 3rd book in Kylie's Scott's popular hot rocker series, Stage Dive, and it's out today! We have lots of goodies, including a great excerpt, an awesome giveaway, and some sexy covers to drool over! Check back next week when we'll have Crista's review of Lead. Be sure to fill out the Rafflecopter for your chance to win!

What it’s about

Stay up all night with the sexy rockers in Stage Dive, the epic rock star romance series from New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott, author of Lick and Play.

As the lead singer of Stage Dive, Jimmy is used to getting whatever he wants, whenever he wants it, whether it's booze, drugs, or women. However, when a PR disaster serves as a wake-up call about his life and lands him in rehab, he finds himself with Lena, a new assistant to keep him out of trouble.  

Lena's not willing to take any crap from the sexy rocker and is determined to keep their relationship completely professional, despite their sizzling chemistry. But when Jimmy pushes her too far and Lena leaves, he realizes that he may just have lost the best thing that ever happened to him.

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“Lena, you seen my old black Led Zep shirt?”
“You sure?” His brows became one dark cranky line. The scratches on his face were healing well, thank goodness. Though it didn’t reduce my desire to throttle his mother on a daily basis.
“Yes. I haven’t seen it.”
Can’t find it anywhere…”
“And this is a surprise, how?” I slipped my hands into my back jean’s pockets. “Jimmy, you own more clothing than Cher, Brittney, and Elvis, put together. Things are bound to go missing.”
“Sure you haven’t seen it?”
“For goodness sake, what do you think, Jimmy? That I stole it to sleep in or something?” I laughed bitterly. Sure as hell, the truth deserved a good mocking. I’d sunk so despicably low.
I hadn’t even meant to steal the stupid thing, but the shirt had been mixed up with my laundry a few days ago. It’d been the first top I laid my hand on after stepping out of the shower, ready to go to bed. Without thought, I’d put it on and it’d been so soft, the scent of him lingering beneath the laundry detergent. Every night since, I’d found myself in it come bedtime. My shame knew no limits. And no, I still hadn’t quit. The words still hadn’t come even close to leaving my mouth.
He frowned. “No.”
“That I have some deep secret longing to feel close to you resulting in my stealing your shirt like some creepy perv?”
“Course I don’t fucking think that,” he replied crankily, reaching up to grip the top of the doorframe. All of his bulging muscles stretched the arms of his white T-shirt in the nicest way. It was all I could do not to start drooling, my heart beat taking up residence somewhere down between my thighs. And who could blame it? Not me. Maybe if I got laid, this would go away and things would return to normal. It’d seemed safer to avoid rubbing up against any men just in case I got carried away and started dating again. This new situation, however, changed everything.
“Well, of course not! That would be crazy.” And wasn’t that the god’s honest truth? Cray-zeee. Lock me up and throw away the key because it wasn’t like I didn’t know better.
“Just can’t figure out where the hell it could be.”
Angels couldn’t have smiled as innocently. They might have tried, but they would have failed, the dirty-mouthed, winged, little liars. “Jimmy, I don’t know where it is. But I’ll look around for it later, okay?”
“Yeah,” he said, and then added as an afterthought, “and stop looking at me weird.”
“I’m not!”

The Stage Dive series by Kylie Scott:

Lick (Stage Dive #1):

Play (Stage Dive #2):

Deep (Stage Dive #4) available January 6th, 2015:

Meet Kylie Scott

Kylie is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and one delightful husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet.

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