16. January 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

Lick by Kylie Scott, 288 pages, read by Nikki, on 01/08/2014

LickWaking up in Vegas was never meant to be like this.

Evelyn Thomas’s plans for celebrating her twenty-first birthday in Las Vegas were big. Huge. But she sure never meant to wake up on the bathroom floor with a hangover to rival the black plague, a very attractive half-naked tattooed man in her room, and a diamond on her finger large enough to scare King Kong. Now if she could just remember how it all happened.

One thing is certain, being married to one of the hottest rock stars on the planet is sure to be a wild ride.

16. January 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

Forever Jack by Natasha Boyd, 373 pages, read by Nikki, on 01/06/2014

FOREVER, JACK_COVER_R3A feisty small-town girl and the Hollywood star who broke her heart

An all-consuming love threatened by fame

One last chance at FOREVER

Keri Ann Butler’s life changed on the night she met movie star, Jack Eversea. She thought she knew a Jack that was very different to the man adored by fans the world over. In the wake of his betrayal and abandonment, Keri Ann has had to pick up and move forward with the life she was supposed to live and has put off far too long.

Suddenly Jack is back, and his explanations for why he left seem more and more plausible, and his declarations more seductive. But being Jack’s latest tabloid accessory isn’t on Keri Ann’s career agenda, no matter how much she is attracted to him. And how can she can ever trust him again?

Jack knows he let the only ‘real’ thing that ever happened to him slip through his fingers. And his hands have been tied to try and stop it. Until Now.

Jack is now fighting to save his relationship with Keri Ann, even as his crazy life threatens to tear them apart. Again. The question is, can he convince her she can have it all? And have him? Forever?

16. January 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

Eversea by Natasha Boyd, 360 pages, read by Nikki, on 01/04/2014

EVERSEA_4An orphaned, small-town, southern girl, held hostage by responsibility and self-doubt.

A Hollywood A-list mega-star, on the run from his latest scandal and with everything to lose.

A chance encounter that leads to an unlikely arrangement and epic love affair that will change them both forever.

When his co-star and real-life girlfriend is caught cheating on him with her director, A-list hottie, Jack Eversea, finds himself in sleepy Butler Cove, South Carolina. Jack hopes the sultry southern heat in this tiny coastal Lowcountry town will hide him not only from the tabloids and his cheating girlfriend, but his increasingly vapid life and the people who run it. He doesn’t count on meeting Keri Ann Butler.

Keri Ann has relied on herself so long, dealing with her family’s death and the responsibilities of keeping up her family’s historic mansion, that boys and certainly the meager offering of eligible boys in Butler Cove, have never figured into her equation. But fate has other plans. Suddenly face to face with the man who played the movie role of her favorite fictional character, Jack has Keri Ann yearning for everything she has previously avoided … and Jack must decide whether this funny, sassy girl is worth changing his life for, before his mistakes catch up to him.

16. January 2014 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

In this Moment by Autumn Doughton, 292 pages, read by Nikki, on 01/02/2014

In this MomentEvery moment possesses its own kind of magic…

Aimee Spencer learned the hard way that for some moments, there are no take-backs, no rewinds, no do-overs. A year ago her world imploded and Aimee has been running ever since. She doesn’t want to feel. She doesn’t want to remember. To bury the ghosts that haunt her, she is living a life that has become unrecognizable.

Cole Everly is a golden boy with a cocky smile and an attitude to match. He’s grown accustomed to girls throwing themselves at his feet, but when Aimee trips and literally lands in his lap one afternoon, she’s not at all what he expects. Difficult, damaged, closed-off. If Cole needed to make a list of qualities to avoid in a girl, Aimee would probably match up with every single one of them. He knows that he should stay away but he’s drawn to her in a way that he can’t exactly explain.

In this honest and absorbing story, Aimee and Cole struggle to sort out the thin spaces between loss and love. Ultimately, they will need to learn how to navigate through the pieces of the past if they want to hold on to the future and each other.

30. December 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

Out of Line by Jen McLaughlin, 214 pages, read by Nikki, on 12/30/2013

Out of LineDesperate to break free…

I’ve spent my entire life under my father’s thumb, but now I’m finally free to make my own choices. When my roommate dragged me to my first college party, I met Finn Coram and my life turned inside out. He knows how to break the rules and is everything I never knew I wanted. A Marine by day and surfer by night, he pushes me away even as our attraction brings us closer. Now I am finally free to do whatever I want. I know what I want. I choose Finn.

Trying to play by the rules…

I always follow orders. My job, my life, depends on it. I thought this job would be easy, all the rules were made crystal clear, but when I met Carrie Wallington, everything got muddy. She’s a rule I know I shouldn’t break, but damn if I don’t inch closer to the breaking point each time I see her. I’m ready to step out of line. And even worse? I’m living a lie. They say the truth will set you free, but in my case…

The truth will cost me everything.

30. December 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

Until You by Penelope Douglas, 368 pages, read by Nikki, on 12/28/2013

Until YouHave you ever been so angry that hitting things felt good? Or so numb that you actually felt high? The past few years have been like that for me. Traveling between fury and indifference with no stops in between.

Some people hate me for it, while others are scared of me. But none of them can hurt me, because I don’t care about anything or anyone.

Except Tatum.

I love her so much that I hate her. I hate that I can’t let her go. We used to be friends, but I found out that I couldn’t trust her or anyone else.

So I hurt her. I pushed her away.

But I still need her. She centers me, and I can pool all of my anger into her. Engaging, challenging, bullying her–call it what you will–but it’s my food, my air, and the last part of me that feels anything human.

But then she went and screwed everything up. She left. She went to France for a year and came back a different girl.

Now, when I push, she pushes back.

30. December 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

Bully by Penelope Douglas, 333 pages, read by Nikki, on 12/24/2013

BullyMy name is Tate. He doesn’t call me that, though. He would never refer to me so informally, if he referred to me at all. No, he’ll barely even speak to me.

But he still won’t leave me alone.

We were best friends once. Then he turned on me and made it his mission to ruin my life. I’ve been humiliated, shut out, and gossiped about all through high school. His pranks and rumors got more sadistic as time wore on, and I made myself sick trying to stay out of his way. I even went to France for a year, just to avoid him.

But I’m done hiding from him now, and there’s no way in hell I’ll allow him to ruin my senior year. He might not have changed, but I have. It’s time to fight back.

30. December 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

Beautifully Broken Rules by Kimberly Lauren, 374 pages, read by Nikki, on 12/22/2013

Beautifully Broken RulesWhat happens when you create rules to keep others out?

One thing Emerson Moore has come to terms with is that she is the school slut. She knows her way around a frat house and how to get what she wants. She doesn’t make any excuses for her actions and she doesn’t pretend to be anything different. She is who she is and with that she knows how to have a good time. She’s made rules to keep relationships at bay and avoid the demons of her past.

When her best friend, Cole has his two friends from back home move in with him she begins to think she has met her match with Jaxon Riley. Jax is the perfect mixture of tattooed muscle and a sweet-talking mouth. With “hand” written notes, a voice that exudes sex and knowing just how to get under her skin, Jaxon learns how to break all the rules. But will he just end up breaking her heart anyway?

30. December 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

Before Now by Cheryl McIntyre, 245 pages, read by Nikki, on 12/20/2013

Before NowPark Reed is a bastard in every sense of the word. He hasn’t always been this way. But after his heart was broken by the only girl he ever loved, being heartless gets him through the day and allows him to fill his nights with the nameless girls he has no intentions of seeing again. He now lives his life following the ever-growing list of “life lessons.”

Lucy Braden is everything Park is not. She’s sweet, caring, and an all-around nice person. She tries to follow Lucy’s Rules to Live By every day.

When Park moves in with Jessie, which happens to be the floor below Lucy, Jessie’s one stipulation: Lucy is off limits to Park. The problem with that is Lucy is determined to be a good friend to Park and see past the drinking and random girls to find the man beneath it all. The other problem: Park follows his own rules.

30. December 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

Simple Perfection by Abbi Glines, 273 pages, read by Nikki, on 12/18/2013

Simple PerfectionWoods had his perfect life mapped out for him. Rise up the ranks of the family business. Marry the rich girl of his parents’ dreams. Pretend that wealth and privilege was all he’d ever wanted. Then a girl named Della breezed into town, a beautifully imperfect stranger who captured his heart and opened his eyes to a new kind of future. Woods is ready and willing to sacrifice everything for her when the sudden death of his father leaves him with his mother to care for and a business to manage.

Della is determined to be strong for Woods, even as she’s quietly falling to pieces. No matter how far from home she’s run, the ghosts of her past have never stopped haunting her. Struggling to hide her true feelings from Woods, Della fears she can’t be his rock without dragging him down into the darkness with her. But is she strong enough to let go of the last thing holding her together?

30. December 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

Forever Too Far by Abbi Glines, 292 pages, read by Nikki, on 12/16/2013

Forever Too FarRush promised her forever…
but promises can be broken.

Torn between his love for his family and his love for Blaire, Rush has to find a way to save one without losing the other. In the end one has to be more important. Letting go isn’t easy.

Blaire believed in her fairytale…
but no one can live in a fantasy.

Her love for Rush and desire to have a family keep her believing that they can find a way for this to work. Until she has to make the right decision for her and the baby. Even if it breaks her heart.

Can they find the forever that they both want or has it all just gone… too far?

30. December 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

Remy by Katy Evans, 272 pages, read by Nikki, on 12/06/2013

RemyUnderground fighter Remington Tate is a mystery, even to himself. His mind is dark and light, complex and enlightening. At times his actions and moods are carefully measured, and at others, they spin out of control.

Through it all, there’s been one constant: wanting, needing, loving, and protecting Brooke Dumas. This is his story; from the first moment he laid eyes on her and knew, without a doubt, she would be the realest thing he’s ever had to fight for.

30. December 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

Mine by Katy Evans, 336 pages, read by Nikki, on 12/03/2013

MineIn the international bestseller REAL, the unstoppable bad boy of the Underground fighting circuit finally met his match. Hired to keep him in prime condition, Brooke Dumas unleashed a primal desire in Remington “Riptide” Tate as vital as the air he breathes . . . and now he can’t live without her.

Brooke never imagined she would end up with the man who is every woman’s dream, but not all dreams end happily ever after, and just when they need each other the most, she is torn away from his side. Now with distance and darkness between them, the only thing left is to fight for the love of the man she calls MINE.

22. November 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

Jake Undone by Penelope Ward, 337 pages, read by Nikki, on 11/22/2013

Jake UndoneNina Kennedy was alive…but not living…until she met him.

Planes, trains, heights…you name it, Nina was afraid of it and led a sheltered life ruled by irrational fears and phobias. When she moves to Brooklyn for nursing school, that life is turned upside down, as she develops an intense but unwanted attraction to her gorgeous roommate, who’s pierced, tattooed and just happens to be the smartest person she’s ever met.

Behind Jake Green’s rough exterior and devilish smile, lies a heart of gold. He makes it his mission to change Nina’s outlook on life. When he agrees to tutor her, they forge a bet and the stakes are high as Jake forces Nina to face her demons. He just wasn’t expecting to fall hard for her in the process.

What Nina doesn’t realize is, that Jake has been living his own private hell. Once he drops a bombshell, will their love survive it?

Told in two parts from both Nina and Jake’s points of view, Jake Undone is a STANDALONE story and a companion to the novel, Gemini.

22. November 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

Gemini by Penelope Ward, 327 pages, read by Nikki, on 11/19/2013

GeminiDiner waitress Allison Abraham had no idea her mundane life was about to dramatically change the day she serves a devastatingly handsome customer.

Allison is immediately captivated by the mysterious man who stared through her soul with his electric blue eyes. After he abruptly leaves the restaurant, she can’t get him out of her head.

She has no idea that he had actually come on a mission to find her.

Cedric Callahan wasn’t expecting to fall in love at first sight with the pretty waitress he’d set out to find. In fact, she was the last woman on Earth he should be having feelings for. But his selfish heart had other plans. Feeling compelled to know her before revealing himself, he makes her believe their meetings are coincidental.

After a passionate romance ignites, Cedric’s lies and secrets are finally revealed, changing both of their lives forever.

28. October 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

The Wager: The Bet Series 2 by Rachel Van Dyken, 299 pages, read by Nikki, on 10/28/2013

The WagerWhat is it about a junior-high crush that can send an otherwise intelligent woman into a tailspin? TV reporter Char Lynn wishes she knew. Jake Titus is too rich, too handsome, too arrogant: a trifecta that once lured Char into the best night-and worst morning-after-of her life. Now they’ve been thrown together in a wedding party. It’s awkward, but survivable . . . until Jake stops acting like a jerk, and starts acting like the man she’d always hoped he could be.

If watching your brother marry your best friend is weird, being attracted to your best friend’s other best friend is downright bizarre. Unfortunately for Jake, Char hasn’t forgotten how he once tossed her aside. Worse still, Jake’s already-nutty grandma is even crazier about Char. Cue meet-cute shenanigans and all manner of meddling, and somehow, Jake’s falling. For Char. Now all he has to do is make her believe it . . .

28. October 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

Temptation of Lila and Ethan by Jessica Sorensen, 336 pages, read by Nikki, on 10/24/2013

Temptation of Lila and EthanOn the surface, Lila Summers is flawless: good looks, expensive clothes, and a big, beautiful smile. But a dark past and even darker secrets are threatening to bubble over her perfect façade. She’ll do anything to keep the emptiness inside hidden-which leads her into situations that always end badly. Whenever she hits bottom, there’s only one person who’s there to pull her out: Ethan Gregory.

Ethan set the rules a long time ago: he and Lila are just friends. He doesn’t do relationships. Although his tattooed, bad boy exterior is a far cry from Lila’s pretty princess image, Ethan can’t deny they have a deeper connection than he’s used to. If he’s not careful, he could be in serious danger of becoming attached-and he’s learned the hard way that attachment only leads to heartbreak.

When Lila falls farther than she ever has before, can Ethan continue to help as a friend? Or is he also getting close to falling . . . for her?

24. October 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

Worth the Fight by Vi Keeland, 380 pages, read by Nikki, on 10/18/2013

Worth the FightIt didn’t matter that the ref called it a clean hit. Nico Hunter would never be the same.

Elle has a good life. A job she loves, a great apartment, and the guy she’s been dating for more than two years is a catch and a half. But it’s boring…and she strives to keep it that way. Too many emotions are dangerous. Her own past is living proof of what can happen when you lose control.

Then Nico walks into Elle’s office and everything changes…for both of them. But what can the tattooed, hard-bodied MMA fighter and the beautiful and always steady attorney have in common? A lot more than they bargained for.

 

24. October 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

Naked by Raine Miller, 176 pages, read by Nikki, on 10/11/2013

NakedBrynne Bennett is living in London going to college. She models every now and then for artist to make extra cash. At one of the artists show she meets Ethan Blackstone. He buys her nude portrait and begins to pursuit her. Brynne tries to keep her distance and stay away from him, but eventually falls for him. Then she finds out that her father actually hired Ethan as a sort of security guard. So Brynne breaks it off.

Now, don’t let the title of this book fool you into thinking it’s going to be great, or the first set of amazing reviews on Amazon. Don’t be me. Don’t fall for that! If I could get online and rate a book zero stars, that’s exactly what I would do right now.

24. October 2013 · Comments Off · Categories: Fiction, Nikki, Romance

Carter Reed by Tijan, 350 pages, read by Nikki, on 10/03/2013

Carter ReedEmma has just walked in on her roommate and best friend being raped by her friends boyfriend, who just so happens to be a member of the mafia. Emma can either turn around and walk away, or take the gun she has and shoot the boyfriend. Emma decides to shoot the boyfriend and then try to hide out so that the mafia family doesn’t find her and kill her. Only she has no where really to go. So she turns to her brothers best friend Carter Reed. Carter is also in the mafia (a different family), and takes her in to protect her. Then of course love sprouts and they have glorious sex.

This book was packed full of drama, action and of course sex. My kind of book!