Misadventures of a Backup Bride by Shayla Black

 

 

 

 

If you’ve been following along the blog (and I hope you have) you know that HHH has received the first few ARCs of the new Misadventures series launched by author Meredith Wild. If you’ve missed any of the books up to this point, run, don’t walk, to the nearest bookstore or to your favorite e-book seller site and get them immediately. You’ll be glad you did!
 Every book in the series has been filled with smokin’ hot sex scenes, but I have to admit the latest, Misadventures of a Backup Bride, has sex scenes that are just scorching! The book is written by one of my favorite authors, Shayla Black. Her reads always promise to be a sensual, steamy ride and this one is no exception.
I think what I loved most about this particular story was the conflict and the emotional investment the hero and heroine had. Carson has recently become heir to a candy company (how fun is that?) but the deal isn’t as sweet as it may sound…his estranged biological father left the company to him, but it’s fledgling and he doesn’t want to see the company his father built go down in flames. His biggest competitor has promised to give him a loan to keep the company operational, for a price. He wants Carson to marry his daughter.
As his wedding day approaches, Carson will do just about anything to escape the arranged marriage/business deal, including hiring an actor to play the love of his life and jilt him. Ella is an aspiring actress who will take just about any role with a paycheck, even one that involves leaving a man at the alter.

Of course, the hitch in their plan arrives in the form of their intense physical attraction and insane sexual chemistry. Ella and Carson are unable to restrain their desire and that leads to a messy situation of how are they supposed to carry on with their agreement that leaves Carson at the altar and puts Ella back in Hollywood?

I really enjoyed this book and if you’re a fan of hot, emotion-driven erotic romance, I guarantee you will too!

 

 

 

Misadventures of a Backup Bride

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Shayla Black

 

 

 

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An Overnight Billionaire. When Carson Frost inherits a confectionary that rakes in billions but is too cash-strapped to last another sixty days, he agrees to take a loan from his late fathers rival. There are two catches: Carson has to sign over a permanent stake in the company, and marry the mans daughter.

Concocts a Fake Bride. Two weeks before the wedding, he gets cold feet and claims hes in love with someone else. The investor says hell still hand over the cash if Carson takes a stroll down the aisle with the woman who owns his heart. Since he isnt even dating anyone, Carson panics. Where is he going to find a bride willing to jilt him at the altar on such short notice?

And Whips Up a Little Love. Ella Hope is an actress happy for any paying gig, but jilting a hottie in public isnt what she had in mind. Still, she needs rent, and hes in a bind. How hard can it be? While playing at matrimony, suddenly their intimacy isnt so fake. Ella cant help but fantasize that Carson is her groom and they will live happily ever after. But once his company is safe, will he want her anymore?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Meet the Author

 

 

 

 

 

Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty novels. For nearly twenty years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages.

 

 

 

 

Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past eight years.

 

 

 

 

Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and two spoiled tabbies. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Review of Misadventures With a Super Hero by Angel Payne

 

 

 

 

Misadventures with a Super Hero

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Angel Payne

 

 

 

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Over the past several weeks, HHH blog has had the honor of receiving ARCs of Meredith Wild’s steamy new series called Misadventures. Today, the third book in the series releases, Misadventures With a Super Hero, and it’s every bit as exceptional as the first two books in the series.

Misadventures With a Super Hero, is written by USA Today best-selling author Angel Payne. I’d never read any of Payne’s works before reading her short for the Misadventures series, but it certainly won’t be my last.

The story centers around the delectable Reese, hotel magnate, Emma, his employee and her attraction to both Reese and the equally yummy Bolt, a super hero taking the streets of L.A. by storm. I’d never read anything in the realm of Misadventures With a Super Hero, a story that focuses on super heroes fighting crime with their super human powers, but I loved the way Payne drew me in with not only Bolt’s powers, but his backstory into how he became a super hero.

This was a hot, extremely fun, quick read. In light of all the disasters and turmoil in our world these days, this story was the perfect bit of escapism for me. Finishing it really gave me an epic book hangover, and made me wish super heroes existed beyond the pages of romance novels. The world could really use a few right now.

 

 

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Working the night shift at a five-star hotel in downtown Los Angeles, I get my fair share of weirdos. But none of them prepared me for the night I met Bolt. He saved my life.

Now, hes my super hero, the hunk Im yearning to thank in more creative ways than a damn kiss on the cheek. Too bad hes actually Reece Richards, my full-on nerd of a real-life boss.

Hes got some commitment issues thanks to his evil ex and global empire and from having to save the city from a maniac out to destroy everything he loves.

But theres something that just may interfere with all those plans. My heart.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Meet the Author

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USA Today bestselling romance author Angel Payne has been reading and writing her entire life, though her love for romances turned serious at Chapman University in Southern California, where she took departmental honors for English. She began getting a paycheck for her writing when composing record reviews for a Beverly Hills-based dance music magazine, and working in promotions at LA-based KROQ-FM. She was also a music industry PA, fashion ramp model, night club DJ, special events coordinator, tour guide, and hotel group sales manager before returning to the thing she loves the most: creating character-based romantic fiction.

 

 

 

 

 

Angel has written for four publishing houses, and is also independently published. She most enjoys focusing on high heat and high concepts starring memorable alpha men and the women who love them. She has numerous book series to her credit, including the Suited for Sin series, the Cimarron Saga, the Temptation Court series, the Secrets of Stone series (with Victoria Blue), the Lords of Sin historicals, and the popular WILD Boys of Special Forces series. She’s excited to be one of the inaugural authors for Waterhouse Press’s prestigious MISADVENTURES series.

Angel still lives in Southern California, where she is married to her soul mate and lives on a street that looks like Brigadoon, with their awesome daughter and Lady Claire, the dog with impeccable manners. When not writing, she is a proud cos play mom, and also enjoys reading, pop culture, alt rock, cute shoes, and being active in the outdoors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Review of Misadventures of a Good Wife by Meredith Wild and Helen Hardt

MISADVENTURES OF A GOOD WIFE

by

Helen Hardt & Meredith Wild


Releases 3rd October

Earlier this year when Meredith Wild announced she was launching a new series of short, super steamy stories, called the Misadventure Series, I was so excited and couldn’t wait for this new series to launch. Last month, Hearts, Heroes and Happily Ever After reviewed the first book in the series, Misadventures of a City Girl, and we’re pleased to have had the opportunity to get an advanced reader’s copy of book two in the series, Misadventures of a Good Wife, co-written by Meredith Wild and Helen Hardt.
Misadventures of a Good Wife featured lots of pulse-pounding sex scenes, just as the first book in the series, but what I found so unique about the second release is that it was so totally different than the first book. Misadventures of a Good Wife was every bit as unputdownable as Misadventures of a City Girl, and I loved the romantic suspense elements of this book.
The story focuses on Kate and Price, husband and wife who are madly in love and have a red-hot sex life, trust that this is apparent very early in the story 😉 When the unthinkable happens and Price dies in an accident, Kate is of course devastated. Flash forward to a year later and Kate finds out Price is very much alive.
Cue the I-can’t-believe-you’re-alive sex, and of course since this is written by Meredith Wild and Helen Hardt, there’s plenty of it! As Kate and Price learn how to rebuild their life together, they also face challenges that threaten to tear them apart. What I loved most about this book was seeing a married couple having smoking hot sex, (there’s so many romances that focus on new love only!) and the emotional barriers that Kate had to let go of in order to trust her husband completely again. What also had me racing toward the end of this book, was I wanted to know how Kate and Price would work together to try to overcome the unseen forces that could take away their future and their dreams.
This is another great story in what’s sure to become one of the hottest series of the year. It’s not to be missed, so read on for more about the book and its authors, and make sure you scroll to the bottom of the post and enter the Rafflecopter giveaway!

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Synopsis

 


Kate and Price Lewis had the perfect marriage—love, fulfilling careers, and a great apartment in the city. But when Price’s work takes him overseas and his plane goes down, their happily-ever-after goes down with it.

A year later, Kate is still trying to cope. She’s tied to her grief as tightly as she was bound to Price. When her sister-in-law coaxes her into an extended girls’ trip—three weeks on a remote Caribbean island—Kate agrees. At a villa as secluded as the island, they’re the only people in sight, until Kate sees a ghost walking toward them on the beach. Price is alive.

Their reunion is anything but picture perfect. Kate has been loyal to the husband she thought was dead, but she needs answers. What she gets instead is a cryptic proposal—go back home in three weeks, or disappear with Price…forever.

Emotions run high, passions burn bright, and Kate faces an impossible choice. Can Price win back his wife? Or will his secrets tear them apart?

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Meet the Authors


Meredith Wild is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of romance. Living on Florida’s Gulf Coast with her husband and three children, she refers to herself as a techie, whiskey-appreciator, and hopeless romantic. She has been featured on CBS This Morning, The Today Show, the New York TimesThe Hollywood ReporterPublishers Weekly, and The Examiner. When she isn’t living in the fantasy world of her characters, she can usually be found at:
#1 New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Helen Hardt’s passion for the written word began with the books her mother read to her at bedtime. She wrote her first story at age six and hasn’t stopped since. In addition to being an award winning author of contemporary and historical romance and erotica, she’s a mother, a black belt in Taekwondo, a grammar geek, an appreciator of fine red wine, and a lover of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream. She writes from her home in Colorado, where she lives with her family. Helen loves to hear from readers.

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Misadventures of a City Girl by Meredith Wild and Chelle Bliss

Earlier this year when Meredith Wild announced she was launching a new series of short, super steamy stories, called the Misadventure Series, I was so excited and couldn’t wait for this new series to launch. Meredith always brings it: swoon-worthy heroes, sex scenes that make you squirm in your seat and of course, a HEA. Hearts, Heroes and Happily Ever After had the privilege to receive an ARC of the first book  Misadventures of a City Girl written by Meredith Wild and Chelle Bliss. Being a fan of both authors, I had high expectations for this book and it did not disappoint.
Let’s get the most important details out first–holy hot, steamy sex! I loved that the the authors jumped right into the story (and the sex) early in the book. Madison Atwood is looking for a place to relax and clear her mind after her divorce is finalized. This Hollywood girl hopes to find that solitude at an out of the way retreat in the woodsy part of Northern California. What she wasn’t planning on is running into sexy mountain man Luke Dawson.
Through a chance encounter during a walk in the woods, Madison and Luke run into one another and sparks immediately fly. Unable to deny the incredible sexual chemistry, the two have a scorching affair (seriously, the blazing hot sex scenes, OMG).
What I loved most about this story is that despite the shorter length, the authors didn’t rely on sex only to tell the tale. There’s emotional, internal, and external conflicts in the book and I liked seeing how Luke and Madison responded to each challenge. Both Madison and Luke are instantly drawn to one another, but each are reluctant to have a relationship (each for equally valid reasons). There are a few stumbling blocks they have to get over in order to be together, and I enjoyed watching them overcome those issues. I felt that both characters grew both individually and as a couple by story’s end.
I can not wait to see where this series goes and am counting the days until I can read the next Misadventure!
Read on for the book blurb and buy links. Also, be sure to enter the Rafllecopter giveaway at the bottom of the page, you might win a $20 Amazon gift card!
Check out the Misadventures Series here: http://www.misadventures.com/
Book:  Misadventures of a City Girl
Authors: Meredith Wild & Chelle Bliss
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Fresh off a divorce from a Hollywood hotshot, Madison Atwood needs an escape. With the paparazzi fresh on her heels and her love life splashed on every tabloid, she runs away to a swanky retreat in Northern California. Avalon Springs is the mountainside haven she needs to find herself again.

Luke Dawson lives off the grid, preferring solitude to society. When he finds a beautiful woman soaking in the hot springs on his property, he can’t stop himself from watching her. She captures his attention, but she’s just a city girl—a beautiful distraction disturbing the peace he’s settled here to find.

When Madison discovers Luke’s secluded cabin, he can’t turn her away again. They make no promises. Madison needs to feel wanted again, and Luke misses the touch of a woman. But when mother nature has other plans, they’re forced to spend more than a night of passion together. Can Luke say goodbye to the only woman who’s made him feel anything in years, and can Madison leave behind the man who brought her back to life?

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Meet the Authors


Meredith Wild is a #1 New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling author of romance. Living on Florida’s Gulf Coast with her husband and three children, she refers to herself as a techie, whiskey-appreciator, and hopeless romantic. She has been featured on CBS This Morning, The Today Show, the New York TimesThe Hollywood ReporterPublishers Weekly, and The Examiner. When she isn’t living in the fantasy world of her characters, she can usually be found at:

USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss currently lives in a small town near the Gulf of Mexico. She’s a full-time writer, time-waster extraordinaire, social media addict, and coffee fiend. She’s written over ten books and has two series available. She loves spending her free time with her boyfriend, 2 cats, and her hamster.  Before becoming a writer, Chelle taught high school history for over ten years. She holds a master’s degree in Instructional Technology and a bachelor’s in History. Although history is her first love, writing has become her dream job and she can’t imagine doing anything else.


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Review: Loving Jade by Roya Carmen

Ah, this is a bittersweet review to write. Loving Jade, the third (and final) book in Roya Carmen‘s The Riverstone Series has released and, well, I have a book hangover after reading it.

Loving Jade was a bit different than the other two books in the Riverstone Trilogy. It was filled with Roya Carmen’s signature angsty characters and steamy sex scenes, but I also noticed the author’s growth as a writer in this book.  I think what struck me most about how different this book was from the other two books before it, is it’s more of a romantic suspense than the other two books and I feel this subgenre fits Roya’s writing style very, very well.

At the beginning of the story, Jade is married to a handsome, powerful man named Micheal. On the surface it appears they have a fairy tale life, but in reality Michael is controlling and abusive. Jade has had enough of his ways and flees her abusive marriage. She arrives at the Riverstone Estate and begins working through her issues with Flynn Riverstone’s use of equine therapy.

There are moments in the book that are rife with tension and emotional turmoil. Jade knows she deserves better than her abusive husband but still has moments where her heart tries to make her remember only the good times with Micheal. She also struggles with her attraction to her therapist Flynn.

The second thing that I felt was different from the other books, but again, something that made this book work well, was I loved seeing the Riverstones through the eyes of an outside character. In books one and two we get glimpses of what it’s like to be a part of the Riverstone family through the eyes of another when we’re in Aiden and August’s POV, but I felt like we got a deeper viewpoint from Jade.

I don’t want to say too much more, but I will say readers can expect hot love scenes, angsty prose and of course, a HEA. Get Loving Jade today!

I never thought I’d be able to leave Michael, but I finally worked up the courage. I’m not sure where I’m heading but I feel safe here with the Riverstones. This place is lovely and serene. There is so much beauty and love here.

Yet, I still don’t feel free – I know Michael will find me. It’s just a matter of time.

Love is the last thing I’m looking for, but Flynn is such a beautiful man, inside and out. He makes me believe that I can be stronger, that I can be fierce. He believes he can fix me with equine therapy but he has no clue how much damage has been done.

Yet, somehow, he manages to get through to me. With patience, love and understanding, he slowly peels off the hard layers of self-doubt and fear that have held me captive all these years.

Just as I finally start to get stronger, Michael tracks me down and sends us all into turmoil, and threatens not only me but the family I’ve come to love.

Author’s note:
Loving Jade contains sexual scenes and some coarse language, and is intended for a mature audience. Loving Jade also contains scenes of domestic abuse and violence which could be a trigger for some. The central theme of the story however, is female empowerment and self-love.

Loving Jade is the last book in The Riverstone Series, and can be enjoyed as a STANDALONE. However, if one intends to read all three books, it is best to read them in chronological order to avoid spoilers.

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Book Review Loving Ruby by Roya Carmen

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A sinful boss secretary romance.
I’ve heard all the rumours: He killed his wife. He’s on house arrest. He’s a vampire. Yet still, when I get a job offer from the reclusive Mr. Hyde, I jump at the chance. Yes, I know I’m crazy.

I’m cautious at first, but then I discover a beautiful, quirky man. I also see a tortured soul who lives in darkness. I know I should run, yet I can’t tear myself away. I want to discover all his secrets. I desperately want to help him. And when he draws me deeper into his strange little world, I want to stay.

Author’s note: contains sexual scenes and some coarse language. This is the second book of the Riverstone Estate Series and can be enjoyed as a STANDALONE read. Get book one, Loving Amber now!

Roya Carmen is the author of THE GROUND RULES Trilogy – Amazon Erotic Romance Top #10 Bestseller and Highly Recommended Indie Read 2015 (RT Book Lovers Magazine)

 

 

Loving Ruby is book two in The Riverstone Series, by author Roya Carmen. Having already enjoyed Loving Amber, I was anticipating this book’s release and I must say that Ms. Carmen didn’t disappoint.

Ruby appeared in book one, Loving Amber, and I loved getting to know Amber’s spunky younger sister and couldn’t wait for her to get her own story. In the second installment of The Riverstone Series, readers get to know not only Ruby–a fun, fearless female–but we’re also introduced to a new alpha-beta hero. The reclusive, swoony, brooding Mr. Hyde knows when to be firm and dominant and when to be tender and vulnerable.And, oh, that combination.

August Hyde is now one of my favorite book boyfriends. He has all the essential components of an irresistible book boyfriend: he’s emotionally complex, romantic and haunted by a past tragedy he feels responsible for. Oh, and he’s also handsome and he likes his sex on the naughtier side. 😉

Ruby is an awesome, free-spirited character, but she’s also lost in a way. She’s searching for something, and just like so often happens–she doesn’t know what it is she’s looking for–until she finds it. Ruby finds what she’s looking for when she takes a job working for August Hyde, the reclusive writer she’s heard so many rumors about.

I loved seeing how Ruby helps brings August out of his reclusive shell. And it was great how he brought out a side of Ruby that made her feel capable and empowered.  Her methods work at getting the home-bound author out of his grand mansion, and those methods are quite fun to read about (hint, hint), and long the way they realize they’re better as a couple than they are apart.

 

Great read, 5/5 stars!

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Book Review: Loving Amber by Roya Carmen

Roya Carmen’s done it again. Her new release Loving Amber is an engaging, emotional read.

After reading The Ground Rules trilogy, I wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked up Loving Amber, I only hoped I’d enjoy it as much. Let me just say, I was not disappointed! With her new release, Roya Carmen really shows off her writing chops, while taking readers on a emotion-filled journey.

A stand-alone first book in a new series, (The Riverstone Series) Loving Amber’s premise is about a woman who struggles with not only moving on two years after her husband’s unexpected death, but also her deep-seated feelings for the man she holds responsible for his demise. Those feelings she wrestles with? Blame, anger, regret, attraction and….you’ll have to find out the rest yourself!

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Speaking of emotions, this book had me grappling with oh-so-many feels. There were moments when I smiled, laughed, cried and because it’s a Roya Carmen book, I squirmed in my seat and turned several shades of scarlet reading one particular scene. Hello, in-the-heat-of-the-moment-couch-sex!
Add to all of the above, there were some really beautifully, well-written lines throughout the book. I think my favorite lines are:
“The heart wants danger, the unknown. It wants to be kept on its toes. It doesn’t want to know what’s coming. The heart is a thrill-seeker.”
Say whaaaaaa? Doesn’t that just sum up love, lust and desire so perfectly? Seriously, what are you waiting for, go buy Loving Amber!!!!

Rating:  5 stars

 

Here’s more about Loving Amber and Roya Carmen.

Blurb

Torn by tragedy. Reunited by love.

Two years ago, I lost my husband and my brother to the same tragedy. To this day, I hold only one person responsible—Aiden Rogers, the beautiful boy I’ve known forever, the misfit I’ve both loved and hated, the one who always got to me. As far as I’m concerned, he’s the only one to blame.

Now he wants to be part of my life again—when I can finally see a future for my son and myself. I’ve found the perfect man in David, someone I can start over with, a man who will be the perfect father figure for Trevor. I have a plan. At last, I see the light, and I know I can make this work.

I will not let Aiden Rogers drag me back into the darkness.

Author’s note: contains sexual scenes and some coarse language.

 

 

This is the first book of the Riverstone Estate Series and can be enjoyed as a standalone read.

 

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The Riverstone Series: A beautiful estate. Three unforgettable love stories.

Following the sudden passing of their father, Amber, Ruby, and Flynn Riverstone inherit the family estate and find themselves facing new challenges, growing closer, and discovering love along the way.

Loving Amber, NOW AVAILABLE!!

 

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roya-carmenAbout the Author:

Busy mom, naughty writer, comic-addict, artist & designer, book-aholic, nature lover, and hopeless romantic.

 

When I’m not writing, I can usually be found hanging with my family, reading, camping and travelling, painting, yoga-ing (very ungracefully), shooting pool, or at my favourite bookstore café with my book friends.

 

A Northern French-Canadian gal, I now live just near Toronto where it’s much, much warmer!

 

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