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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New Release Tropical Heat by Author Ariel Storm

Summer is here and author Ariel Storm is bringing the heat with her new release!

They have one night together, but that night promises to be as steamy as the tropical heat of Jamaica…

Rayne Willows is an artist from the Pacific Northwest looking to shake up her boring life. A trip to Jamaica sounds like the perfect way to let loose and rekindle her passion for photography. When she meets local man Marcus Greene on the beach in Ocho Rios, sparks immediately fly. Marcus offers to show Rayne around his beautiful hometown, but during the sightseeing tour, the two quickly realize the passion they have for each other can’t be held back. They decide to make their one night together a sexy experience neither of them is likely to forget.

 

 

“This is a statue of Marcus Garvey, he was a famous Jamaican political leader,” Marcus said. “I’m named after him,” he said and smiled with pride.

“Really? That’s amazing,” I replied while reading the plaque at the base of the statue. Or I had been reading it, until Marcus put his hand on the inscription and began to finger the lettering.

I watched his fingers move over the words. All evening I’d been enraptured by how sensual they were. I’d barely been able to finish my food as I’d watched him use deft fingers to pull the flesh of a chicken from the bone. He wrapped those luscious lips around the pad of his finger and lightly sucked, making sure all the essence got onto his taste buds. How I’d love to take those digits into my mouth and lavish all ten of them with my tongue.

I flushed at the thought. I had to stop, at least for the moment. There was a heat wave going on inside my body, so I turned the glossy pages of a sight-seeing pamphlet into a fan. The soft breeze stirred the filmy material on the neck-line of my sundress.

“Americans,” he said with a smirk when he saw me fanning myself. “This Caribbean heat is too much for you, eh?” Marcus asked, his caramel-colored eyes following the movement of my fan.

Oh, if only he knew my discomfort had nothing to do with the Jamaican weather and everything to do with a certain Jamaican man. A trickle of sweat rolled down my neck and settled into the valley between my breasts. Hot and irritated, I pulled the material on the front of my dress away from my body.

I looked up at Marcus and saw him lick his full lips. When I realized Marcus was getting an extended view of my cleavage, I pretended not to know what I was doing and yanked my neckline down farther. He turned from the statue of his namesake and took a few steps towards me, filling in the empty space between us. I stared up into his gorgeous golden-hued eyes and I decided to make my move. After all, how many times would I be single and alone in Jamaica?

I deliberately rubbed my body against his. Thanks to the heat, we both wore very little. The only thing separating the skin of our chests was the thin cotton of his T-shirt and the filmy material my sundress was made of. My braless breasts caressed his muscled chest while the softness of my stomach cradled his rock-hard erection. Marcus gritted his teeth, wrapped his hands around the back of my neck and brought his mouth to mine with crushing force.

When our mouths met, he used his plump lips to suck and nibble mine. He soon tired of that game and thrust his tongue into my mouth, moving it in and out. In and out. His tongue moved in such a perfect rhythm that I could only think of one thing—the way his erection would feel as he moved inside me with the same fierce tempo. I squirmed inside at the thought and couldn’t wait to get Marcus back to my room.

If you liked it HOT, then Tropical Heat is the story for you. Get it now, for only .99 at Kindle USKindle UKKindle CA, Kobo and Nook.

Ariel Storm believes that fantasies are meant to be explored, on the pages of her manuscripts, and beyond. Ariel fell in love with all things paranormal, magical and mystical at a young age. Her obsession with the dark, dangerous and forbidden began in her teen years as a way to rebel against her strict religious upbringing. Her stories can range from contemporary BDSM to new adult to paranormal. One thing will never change, and that’s writing scorching hot erotic romance with unconventionally sexy alpha heroes.

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Book Blitz: Three of a Kind by Susan Hayes

Title: Three of a Kind

Author: Susan Hayes

Series: The Drift, Book 4

Genre: Sci-Fi romance, Menage

Blurb

When the chips are down and the stakes are high, winning takes three of a kind
Dr. Alyson Jefferies treats everyone who comes through the doors of her medical clinic, regardless of species or social standing. The corporations who run the Drift don’t approve of her open-door policy, but Alyson is determined to fight for her patients, no matter what.
Cyborg brothers Dirk, Blade, and Lance Trello were designed for combat, but the Resource Wars ended before they drew their first breath. Soldiers without a war, they drift from place to place, looking for a purpose and a reason to settle down.

When corporate secrets and hidden agendas put Alyson’s life in peril, the three hot-blooded brothers know they’ve found a cause worth fighting for. They are going to protect their defiant doctor—while trying to convince her that sometimes the best things in life come in threes.

Book is on sale for 20% off until June 25th, 2017

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Excerpt

When she yawned for the third time, she decided it was time for a cup of tea. That would keep her going for another hour or so. She headed to the kitchen, and stopped short when Dirk appeared in the hall in front of her.

“Your bedroom is in the other direction.”

“Yes, it is. But the kitchen is where the tea is.” She tried to step around him, but he folded his arms across his chest and moved in front of her again.

“You don’t need tea. You need sleep.”

“I’m fine. I learned to go without sleep while I was in med school.” She tapped his forearm with her finger. “So, if you’d get out of my way I’ll go get my tea.”

“Not going to happen. You’ve had a hell of a day, and you’re exhausted. I’m not a doctor, but even I can tell you’re pushing yourself too hard.”

She stifled another yawn and pointed toward the kitchen. “I’ll sleep in an hour. I promise.”

“Are you always this stubborn?” he asked, but his lips were turned up into a grin that belied the annoyed tone in his voice.

“Always.” She hadn’t gotten this far in her career, or her life, by backing down, and she wasn’t going to start now.

“Noted. But you’re still not getting your way. Not this time.”

He moved so fast she didn’t have time to do more than blink before he bent over and hauled her over one massive shoulder. When he straightened, she yelped in surprise and started kicking and squirming. She knew it was hopeless, but she wasn’t going to suffer through this indignity without a fight. Her fuzzy slippers thumped against his side, and every time they connected, dots of purple lights danced across the walls and ceiling.

Put me down, you jerk!”

He clamped an arm across the back of her thighs, locking down her legs and started walking down the hall, away from the kitchen. “I’ll put you down when we get to your bedroom.”

She smacked her hand against his ass, which was the only part of him she could reach as she dangled off his shoulder. “I was wrong. You’re not jerk. You’re an asshole. You know what’s worse than eavesdropping? This. This is worse.”

A door slid open somewhere in front of them, but all she could see was Dirk’s broad back.

“I heard yelling. Is everything okay?”

She wriggled again. “No, it’s not. You’re supposed to be my bodyguard, so help me! Make Dirk put me down right now.”

“Uh, Dirk, is there a reason our protectee is upside down and royally pissed off?”

“She needs to go to bed and is too stubborn to admit it. So, I’m escorting her there.”

“Uh huh.” Blade appeared beside her, grinning from ear-to-ear. “Cute slippers.”

“You’re not going to help?”

“I’m not. You need rest. You aren’t any good to anyone if you’re too tired to think.”

“You’re both assholes.” She gave up arguing and went limp.

“Yeah, but we’re still right. Good night, Doc.” Blade gave her a jaunty wave and vanished from sight again, still chuckling.

Meet the Author

Susan lives on Vancouver Island, off the Canadian west coast where the waters are patrolled by orcas and the sighting of snowflakes leads to citywide panic. She’s jumped out of perfectly good airplanes on purpose and accidently swum with sharks on the Great Barrier Reef.

If the world ends, she plans to survive as the spunky, comedic sidekick to the heroes of the new world, because she’s too short and out of shape to make it on her own for long.

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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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Cover Reveal! Scoring Opportunity by Ariel Storm

Women athletes who kick ass and take names. Book boyfriends who are sexy alphas. Sex that is hot, sweet and sometimes, a little dirty. Welcome to The Game of Love Series.

Book one, Love TKO is a stand alone and is out now, learn more about it here.

When Toni Hanson has a one night stand with Rebel, a hottie with a James Dean vibe who she meets in a club, she thinks she’ll never see him again. After an unflattering news article calls into question the reasons she retired from the WNBA years earlier, she’s surprised when Nathaniel Clark, coach of a women’s basketball team, calls the gym to persuade her to join a newly formed women’s league. Despite having little interest in playing basketball professionally again, Toni agrees to meet with him and is shocked to find out Nathaniel Clark is none other than her sexy one night stand, Rebel. Toni insists she can’t be a part of the basketball team Nathaniel coaches, but she offers to help him scout for talent for the new team. Together, they find that when the two of them work as a team—both on and off the basketball court—it can be a heart-racing activity.

Scoring Opportunity releases May 2nd!

About Ariel Storm

Ariel Storm believes that fantasies are meant to be explored, on the pages of her manuscripts, and beyond. Ariel fell in love with all things paranormal, magical and mystical at a young age. Her obsession with the dark, dangerous and forbidden began in her teen years as a way to rebel against her strict religious upbringing. Her stories can range from contemporary BDSM to new adult to paranormal. One thing will never change, and that’s writing scorching hot erotic romance with unconventionally sexy alpha heroes.

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