Monthly Wrap Up: September 2016

Books Read: 

My Fair Princess by Vanessa Kelly
Just One Week by Alice Gaines
The 48-Hour Hookup by Sarah Ballance
Play by Piper Lawson
Something I Need by Lena Lowe
The Lying Planet by Carol Riggs
Crushing On Love by Melissa Foster
Wilder by Rebecca Yarros

Reviews Written:

Reading Challenge Updates:
You can see my sign up post here.
2016 Choose Your Genre Challenge:
10/6 books
1/12 books
New Adult Romance
13/25 books
2016 Blogger Shame Challenge
0/25 books
2016 Pervy Girl Challenge
3/12 books
2016 New to You Challenge
101. My Fair Princess by Vanessa Kelly (new to me author)
102. Just One Week by Alice Gaines (new to me author)

103. Play by Piper Lawson (new to me author)
104. Something I Need by Lena Lowe (new to me author)
105. The Lying Planet by Carol Riggs (new to me author)

105/100 books

2016 Pages Read Challenge
September: 2,254 pages
Total so far: 39,620/52,000 pages
2016 You Read How Many Books? Challenge
148. My Fair Princess by Vanessa Kelly
149. Just One Week by Alice Gaines
150. The 48-Hour Hookup by Sarah Ballance
151. Play by Piper Lawson
152. Something I Need by Lena Lowe
153. The Lying Planet by Carol Riggs
154. Crushing On Love by Melissa Foster
155. Wilder by Rebecca Yarros
155/200 books
12 Months Classics Challenge
0/12 books
2016 Hard Core Re-Reading Challenge
0/25 books
Mount TBR Reading Challenge
2/48 books
2016 Bad Boys of Romance Challenge
20. Wilder by Rebecca Yarros
20/15 books
The Series That Never Ends 2016 Challenge
1/10 books
2016 Literary Pickers Challenge
16/50 items
2016 Alphabet Soup Challenge
22/26 books

2016 Banned Books Challenge
0/6 books

2016 Audiobooks Challenge
4/10 audiobooks

2017 Reading Challenges

It’s that time of year again. Time to sign up for reading challenges for the upcoming year. I’m going to try to reign myself in this year! I’m pretty sure I say that every year haha. I didn’t do a very good job with a few of my challenges from last year because I got caught up in new release/review copy bliss. I’m going to try to not do that in 2017.

2017 You Read How Many Books? Challenge
hosted by: Gina at Book Dragon’s Lair
Level 2: 150 books
Progress: 0/150 (0%)
2017 Pages Read
Hosted by: Gina at Book Dragon’s Lair
Level Oak Tree: 60,000 pages
Progress: 0/60,000 (0%)
New to Me Reading Challenge
Hosted by: Anna at Herding Cats & Burning Soup
Goal: 75 books
Progress: 0/75 (0%)
2017 Blogger Shame 
Hosted by: Anna at Herding Cats & Burning Soup
Goal: 30 review books
Progress: 0/30 (0%)
#2017 Homework Assignment Challenge
Hosted by Berls at Fantasy Is More Fun and Michelle at Because Reading
Level 2: 24 books (2/month)
Progress: 0/24 (0%)
  1.  Owning Violet by Monica Murphy
  2. Taming Lily by Monica Murphy
  3. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling
  4. Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline
  5. Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
  6. Blind Landing by Carrie Aarons
  7. Point of Origin by Rebecca Yarros
  8. He Found Me by Whitney Barbetti
  9. He Saved Me by Whitney Barbetti
  10. Black Widow by Lauren Runow
  11. Getting Lucky Number Seven by Cindi Madsen
  12. The Pretend Girlfriend by Lucy Lambert
  13. Under His Guard by Rie Warren
  14. More by Lea Griffith
  15. Sin by Violetta Rand
  16. Breaking Noah by Missy Johnson & Ashley Suzanne
  17. Crushed by Lauren Layne
  18. You Can Trust Me by Sophie McKenzie
  19. When a Rake Falls by Sally Orr
  20. Anything More Than Now by Rebecca Paula
  21. Eeny Meeny by M.J. Arlidge
  22. Only For a Night by Naima Simone
  23. To Love a Libertine by Liana LeFey
  24. Mercer Girls by Libbie Hawker
Mount TBR Reading Challenge
hosted by My Reader’s Block
Level: Mt. Ararat- 48 books
Progress: 0/48 (0%)
Alphabet Soup Challenge
hosted by Escape with Dollycas Into A Good Book
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Progress: 0/26 (0%)
2017 Review Writing Challenge
hosted by Delighted Reader
Goal: 125 reviews
Progress: 0/125 (0%)
 Keyword Reading Challenge
hosted by: My Soul Called Life
Goal: 1 book/month
Progress: 0/12 (0%)
 January- Court, Fall, Of, Way, Deep, Thousand
Book Read:
February- And, Rose, Promise, Every, Deception, Blazing
Book Read:
March- Shall, Go, By, Silence, Her, Saga
Book Read:
April- From, Trigger, Tale, His, Crown, Mist
Book Read:
May- Four, Wind, All, Fury, Days, Shade
Book Read:
June- Without, Know, Good, Watch, One, Have
Book Read:
July- Before, Final, All, Freedom, Life, Dream
Book Read:
August- Sun, Infinite, Big, My, Wherever, Most
Book Read:
September- Sand, From, Between, Ever, Reasons, Clash
Book Read:
October- Darker, You, Ashes, Out, House, Sea
Book Read:
November- Place, War, Heart, Why, Give, Meet
Book Read:
December- Forget, Twilight, Only, Crystal, On, Will
Book Read:
Pick Your Genre 
hosted by Anna @ Herding Cats & Burning Soup
Historical Romance- 24 books
Progress: 0/24 (0%)
Fantasy- 24 books
Progress: 0/24 (0%)
2017 Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge
hosted by Bookish Things & More
Sign Up
Level Gold: 50 books
Progress: 0/50 (0%)
Reading Challenge Addict
Level On the Roof: 6-10 Challenges Completed
Progress: 0/10 (0%)
  1. 2017 #Bookish Resolutions
  2. Literary Pickers
  3. You Read How Many Books?
  4. Pages Read
  5. #2017 HW Assignment
  6. New to Me
  7. Blogger Shame
  8. Mount TBR
  9. Alphabet Soup
  10. Review Writing
  11. Monthly Keyword
  12. Literary Escapes
  13. Pick Your Genre- historical romance
  14. Pick Your Genre- fantasy
  15. 2017 Netgalley & Edelweiss Reading Challenge
  16. Beat the Backlist

2017 Literary Escapes Reading Challenge Sign Up

2017 Literary Escapes
hosted by Escape With Dollycas Into a Good Book

Challenge – Try to read 1 book set in each of the 50 states + the District of Columbia. (51 Points). If you complete the challenge you earn 50 Bonus Points. You also can earn Bonus Points for books set in Counties around the world. 1 Bonus Point for each country. (No repeats – only 1 point can be earned for each country.)

District of Columbia
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
West Virginia

Literary Pickers Sign Up

Literary Pickers Challenge
hosted by Delighted Reader
How keen of an observer are you? Good at finding important stuff? Or maybe not, but you just want to participate anyway? This challenge is just a fun way to see if you can find a list of items as you read no matter what romance style you pick up. The reader picks and chooses how many books and what list items they want to find. It can be a commitment to ten reads a year or a hundred.
This year I am going to go for Level 3: 50 items again. Last year I was bad at keeping track of which items I had actually found but I plan to rectify that this year.
Scavenger Hunt List
Everyday Objects
  1. Spoon
  2. Tea cup
  3. China Hutch/Closet/Sideboard
  4. Towel Rack
  5. Bath tub
  6. Can opener
  7. Dutch Oven/Cast Iron cookery
  8. Light Switch
  9. Electrical Plug
  10. Window Blinds
  11. Drapes
  12. Comforter/Quilt
  13. Linen Closet
  14. Washing Machine/Washing board
  15. Garage Door/Carriage House Door/Stable Door
  16. Garden Hose
  17. Yard Gnome/Flamingo/outdoor home decoration
  18. Coffee Table
  19. Recliner/reclining chair
  20. Roof Tiles

Personal Items/Toiletries

  1. Toothbrush
  2. Shower Gel
  3. Razor
  4. Mascara/Eye Liner
  5. Hair Clip/Hair Pin
  6. Aspirin/Pain Meds
  7. Vitamins or Supplements
  8. Curling Iron
  9. Robe
  10. Nail file
  11. Condom/s
  12. Wallet
  13. Passport
  14. Charm bracelet or Locket
  15. Wig
  16. Smart Phone
  17. Handkerchief
  18. Pack of gum/mints
  19. Signet Ring
  20. Kinky toy


  1. Another planet
  2. Ship at sea
  3. Snowy Landscape
  4. Swamp/Marsh
  5. Mountains
  6. Palace
  7. Tent
  8. Inside a Cave/Underground
  9. In a skyscraper/tall building
  10. Fantasy World

Work Tools/Weapons

  1. Automatic pistol/laser hand gun
  2. Rope
  3. Tool belt/utility belt
  4. Kevlar Vest/Bullet Proof
  5. Hard Hat
  6. Screw Driver
  7. Lap Top Computer
  8. File Drawer/Cabinet
  9. Paper Clip
  10. Saw


  1. European Sports Car
  2. American Muscle Car
  3. Fighter Jet/Spacecraft
  4. Steam-Powered Vehicle
  5. Ice Skate/s
  6. Russia
  7. China
  8. India
  9. Spain
  10. Brazil
  11. Underwater
  12. Another planet
  13. Another Dimension/Parallel Earth
  14. Desert
  15. Tropical Island
  16. Place of Archeological Interest
  17. War Zone
  18. Cart/Wagon
  19. Camel/Donkey
  20. Sailboat


  1. Fuzzy slippers
  2. Cowboy Hat
  3. Yoga Pants
  4. Space Suit
  5. Cravat/Tie
  6. Corset
  7. Kilt
  8. Work Boots
  9. Leather gloves
  10. T-shirt with funny phrase


  1. Asian
  2. Police Officer/Cop
  3. Arab
  4. Firefighter
  5. Construction/Handy (Wo)Man
  6. South American
  7. Spy
  8. Butler/Housekeeper
  9. Scandinavian (Vikings count)
  10. Islander


  1. Hummus
  2. Scotch/Bourbon
  3. Omelet/Quiche
  4. Popcorn
  5. Rice
  6. Fruit Drink
  7. Pasta
  8. Home-made Bread
  9. Lobster/shell fish
  10. Popsicle/Frozen dessert


  1. Fated Mates
  2. Fake Mates/Marriage of Convenience
  3. Forced Marriage/Mating
  4. Threesome/Love Triangle
  5. Enemies to Lovers
  6. Secret Crushes/Childhood Sweethearts/Friends
  7. Class difference
  8. Instalove/Love at First Sight
  9. Love Across the Miles/On-Line Lovers/Blind Date
  10. Divorced/Separated and Reunited

Bette & the Beast by Liza Penn #BlogTour #Review

Bette & the Beast
Liza Penn
(Hotel Ever After, #1)
Publication date: September 13th 2016
Genres: New Adult, Romance

Bette owns Fairhaven’s only bookstore…but only barely. She’s struggling with bills, but she refuses to sell to the hotel mogul Richard Dickson because he only wants to tear down the beloved store and replace it with a hotel. Can these two find a compromise and save the bookstore?

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Bette and the Beast is a short fun read. I loved the characters! It was a neat take on Beauty and the Beast. I look forward to reading more of the Hotel Ever After series.
Rating: 4 stars

Author Bio:

Liza Penn is the pseudonym of an author living with her family in the piedmont of the Carolinas. She writes the Hotel Ever After books for fun and values her privacy.

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The Elf by Max Dune #BookBlitz


The Elf
Max Dune
Publication date: October 18th 2016
Genres: Fairy Tales, Fantasy, Young Adult

This Christmas…it’s war. Grab your weapon and join the fight in this modern Santa Claus retelling with a dark twist. Fans of Guardians of the Galaxy and Avatar will be riveted by The Elf‘s action, humor and romance!

Elves are dying in the North Pole, and none of their scientists can find a cure. They believe it’s a virus, unleashed by a powerful enemy. All signs point to Jack Frost, who’s been biding his time from afar. Watching. Waiting. Plotting. One brave elf, to save his kind, will venture out to meet evil in the eye. But he uncovers a mystery more dangerous than he could have ever imagined. Now Lucian must join a group of warriors and fight. Fuego; a flame-wielding pyro. Tiktok; a brilliant bomb expert, Yuriko; a deadly ninja assassin. And Bullets; a hot-headed gun aficionado. These unlikely heroes must learn to work together and defeat the rising evil. Or Christmas will soon be lost…forever.

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“Where are you going?” I taunt. “There’s nowhere to hide.”

Jack Frost doesn’t answer. Under the canopy of winter-crystallized trees, he crawls across the snow. His tall, muscular body leaves a trail of berry-red blood behind him. He looks desperate to put distance between us.

I begin to whistle softly and draw closer to admire my handiwork. Broken nose. Swollen eye. An arrow buried deep in his leg. Ah, such a beautiful sight to behold. I turn to Blitzen, my most loyal of companions, and smile. “Thank you, friend. Without you, I wouldn’t have made it.”

Blitzen gives an affirmative snort, staying close to our sleigh and supplies. His strong legs and zesty spirit had kept me alive for the last two weeks. The Artic is a cold house for the unwary. Nothing in it ever stirs. Nothing moves. Nothing sings. Yet he had guided me through it, his hooves detonating like muffled grenades as they crunched the powdery snow. We’d traveled over timeworn mountains, through tomblike valleys and flash-frozen rivers. I plan on rewarding Blitzen with his favorite food once we’re back in Santa’s Village. It’ll be agaric mushrooms for life. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

First things first though: I cock my crossbow.


Upon hearing that sound, Frost forces his knees and elbows to move faster. He fights for his life like a desperate wild animal at death’s door. The expression of terror on his face is absolutely priceless. I wonder if he’ll start begging soon. Even if he does, it won’t do him any good. I won’t hesitate to pull the trigger and send one final bolt into his black heart.

For my friends…for my parents…

“Mmm,” I utter, savoring the moment. “This is even better than I imagined.” As I loom over him, a sudden wave of fury grips me. I violently plant my boot in his shoulder, prompting a muffled groan from him. Through gritted teeth I hiss, “And I’ve imagined this a lot.”

I remove my foot. Frost rolls over onto his back and gazes up at me in defeat. “Don’t do this, Lucian. Please.”

Ah, finally.

“Do you think begging is going to help? It didn’t help my parents or the other elves. They died just the same, all shaking, bleeding, and crying…and all because of you.” I point the loaded crossbow at his chest. “Now it’s your turn to die.”

“Wait!” He lifts up a trembling hand. “I can grant you great powers, unimaginable abilities, even immortality! Y-you could be the most powerful elf who’s ever lived!”

“Power?” I scoff. “I don’t want power. This is all I want.”

“Revenge won’t bring your parents back.”

I consider his words for a moment and do see the truth in them, but the rage inside pushes me on. “No, but it’s going to feel pretty good.” My finger slides the safety off.

Frost’s eyes widen.


Suddenly a deep, loud sound echoes all about us, seemingly coming from every direction. They disturb the serene beauty of this frozen, crystal paradise where Frost is meant to meet his doom. Puzzled, I lower my crossbow and search for the source. My eyes scan through the tall, gray trees, their skeletal wooden arms knocking against one another in the slight breeze, but I catch nothing in my gaze except the clear, blue skies beyond. What the heck’s going on? Confused, I dart my eyes in every direction. And why is that annoying buzzing getting louder?

Beep! Beep! Beep!

A sense of déjà vu hits me.

Wait! That sound… Isn’t that…?

The beeping continues to assault my ears for several more moments, muddling my senses.

“No!” I wail when I finally remember. “No! Not yet!”

My desperate cries prove futile, though, as my crossbow melts in my hands. Its liquefied remnants splash at my feet. It doesn’t take long for the surrounding trees to follow suit, forming charcoal-gray puddles on the ground. Blitzen, too, begins to disintegrate where he stands. His fur, flesh, and bones dissolves into a paste and seep into the ground

“No!” Without wasting time, I jump on Frost, wrap my hands around his cold neck, and begin to viciously choke him. “I’ll kill you with my bare hands!”

Rather than panicking or pleading for mercy, he only laughs in my face, knowing full well it’s too late. His flesh quickly melts like hot wax until my fingers are kneading the remaining mess.

I punch the ground with my fists again and again, even as they start melting away. “Come on! I just needed another minute!”

As I beg for more time, I feel my bones softening, becoming more pliable, like iron morphing into licorice. Soon I am unable to hold my weight, and I topple over, falling to the icy ground.


Author Bio:

Max Dune is a Southern writer who spent most his childhood watching TV, devouring comic books and weaving magical worlds in his head. In his mid-twenties, he decided to follow his true passion. He has since created a number of short stories, novels, screenplays and TV pilots. To be alerted to future books and giveaways, please sign up for his newsletter at

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2017 #Bookish Resolutions Sign Up Post

It’s time for a brand-new challenge for the New Year: 2017 Bookish Resolutions Challenge hosted by Laura @ trips down imagination road and Michelle @Because Reading. The challenge itself is a personal one, though there are a few different rules.

The 2017 Bookish Resolutions Challenge is about setting New Year’s Resolutions for books, book blogging and NOW WRITING (one of your resolutions can be a personal goal!) For more information and to sign up, check out the sign up post.

My Plan

  • Read 150 books (not counting rereads)
  • Complete 6 reading challenges
  • Reread 20 books
  • Participate in 2 readathons
  • Get Netgalley ratio to 65%
  • Blog ahead 2 weeks
  • put all reviews in UBB
  • cross post all reviews to Amazon and Goodreads
  • Discussion posts once a month
  • Participate in TTT every week
  • Participate in all Bloggiestas for 2017
  • Participate in NaNoWriMo and Camp NaNoWriMo
  • Lose 25 pounds
  • Make a temperature blanket for 2017
  • Pay off 1 debt
  • Finish Mandala Blanket



In Truth & Ashes and Pushing the Boundaries #CoverReveals


Let us know what you think of the cover for In Truth & Ashes by Nicole Luiken & Pushing the Boundaries by Stacey Trombley which release on January 2, 2017 and January 16, 2017 respectively!

This cover reveal is brought to you by Entangled TEEN!


About In Truth & Ashes:

What she can’t remember could ruin her life.

The Mirror Worlds are but dull reflections of the True World, where magic and technology blend together…

On the True World, Belinda Loring has known from childhood that she must Bond with the son of another noble First Family. Uniting the families ensures hers will hold onto its powerful position, and so she’s always pushed down the tender feelings she has for her best friend—gorgeous, steadfast Demian, who isn’t noble.

But when the ceremonial magic goes disastrously wrong, Belinda becomes a national disgrace. Scorned as Broken, she turns to Demian for help getting revenge on the man who ruined her: the radical Malachi.

But the seeds of Malachi’s murderous plans lie buried in Belinda’s past, in the dark days of her kidnapping—a period of which she has no memory. And Demian may hold the key to recovering all that she’s lost—and saving the worlds.

Want to read more? Pre-order your copy of In Truth & Ashes (Otherselves, #3) by Nicole Luiken today!


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About Pushing the Boundaries:

Myra goes to Haiti with one goal: take the photograph that will win a scholarship and prove to her uber-traditional family that she has what it takes to be a photographer instead of a doctor. Her camera has always been her shield against getting too close to anyone, but she didn’t expect the hot teen translator who has an ability to see past her walls.

Elias needs his job as a translator to provide for his siblings. He can’t afford to break the rule forbidding him from socializing with a client. Except this girl Myra insists on going outside the city to capture the perfect picture, and he steps in as her guide in order to keep her safe.

The deeper they travel into the country, the harder they fall for each other. Now they’re both taking risks that could cost each other their dreams.

If they get too close—it could ruin both their lives.

Disclaimer: Caution! Reading this book will open your heart and inspire you to take risks. Only those searching for true love should proceed.

Want to read more? Pre-order your copy of Pushing the Boundaries (Off Limits, #1) by Stacey Trombley today!


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Planning to Pre-order Pushing the Boundaries:

If you have pre-ordered Pushing the Boundaries or are planning to do so, then do so now to claim your free pre-order gift!


Don’t wait because this offer is ONLY open to the first 100 people who register their pre-orders with us.

When you pre-order either a Paperback or an eBook version of Pushing the Boundaries, you will receive the following special item. In order to receive your free gift, please complete the following Google Form and email the proof of purchase of Pushing the Boundaries (your receipt) to publicity {at} entangledpublishing {dot} com by Thursday, January 12, 2017, and then sit back and wait!


If you live in the US, and you’re one of the first 100 people to register your pre-order, your free gift will consist of:

  • A Pushing Book Necklace made by Stacey Trombley’s own hands!

If you live internationally, unfortunately, this free gift is not available for you due to the high cost of shipping the necklaces to other countries.

We can’t wait to hear what you think!

Indelible: Beneath His Ink by Inger Iversen #BookBlitz

Indelible: Beneath His Ink
Inger Iversen
(Teal and Trent #2)
Publication date: December 12th 2016
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Former Marine, Trent Reed, is in desperate need of a Hail Mary.

With each failed attempt to convince his woman to pack up and move to Kentucky, his past finds some new way to rear its ugly head. But when his pregnant ex plows into his life, all hell breaks loose—unearthing parts of his past he wished would stay buried.

Two weeks of vacation with her man? Hell yeah, that is exactly what Teal Lofton’s libido needs. And after surviving seven months apart, their reunion doesn’t disappoint. What she didn’t account for was an unfortunate encounter with people from Trent’s past. A racist, a druggie, and a double-barreled shotgun, culminate into a vacation that will alter the course of her life forever.

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Trent sat in his truck, just down the street from his home, holding the tiny box in his hand. Deftly he flipped it over and over again with his fingers, watching the burgundy velvet spin. When was the right time to ask a woman to marry you? His fear was that his past would constantly find its way back into his present. Could he drag Teal into muck and mire of his past?

After buying the ring and allowing Katie to fawn over it, he’d spoken to Logan. Though his friend had tried to assuage his concerns, he’d only added to them. Logan’s past was still a major topic of concern with Katie, so much so, they were seeking counseling. Trent couldn’t imagine fucking up Teal’s life so bad she’d need to talk to some doctor about his failures.

Logan had promised they’d both agreed it was necessary, but Trent could hear the disquiet in his best friend’s voice. He feared losing her and his children. And while Logan and Trent faced different demons, both fought a battle in which losing would cost them more than they could afford.

For the first time since he and Teal discussed moving in together, Trent wondered if moving to Vermont might just be the better option. He wondered if he could sacrifice the freedom of living without a mortgage and being his own boss. How selfish was it of him to demand Teal sacrifice her job and security, when he hadn’t considered doing the same?



Author Bio:

Inger Iversen was born in 1982 to Anne and Kaii Iversen. She lives in Virginia Beach with her overweight lap cat, Max and her tree hugging boyfriend Joshua. She spends 90 percent of her time in Barnes and Noble and the other ten pretending not to want to be in Barnes and Noble.

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On Thin Ice by Carrie Aarons #ReleaseBlitz

Title: On Thin Ice

Author: Carrie Aarons

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: December 7, 2016


Nathan Rush is a small town man who has never dreamed of a bigger life.

Until, that is, the only surviving heiress of America’s richest family lands on his doorstep. Nathan is the groundskeeper at Hollis House, the Valon family’s upstate New York mansion just outside of Harlin Falls, the quiet, sleepy town he was raised in. He’s an honest, hard-working man who wants nothing more than a beer and a hockey game on TV at the end of the night. Except, when the ice princess starts to melt, Nathan pictures his future in a way he never has before.

Camille Valon’s life has taken place in the spotlight.

Until, that is, her parents are murdered in a mysterious Christmas Day fire. Now all she wants is to flee the prying news cameras and slow-moving investigation. She’s an upper crust ice princess who is good at keeping everyone at arm’s length. Grief-stricken and still fearing for her life, Camille arrives at her family’s safe haven estate with secrets and a chip on her shoulder. What she didn’t count on was the kind, ridiculously attractive man who caters to her every need.

As the months go by, and an impending threat grows closer to discovering Camille’s location, the line between employer and employee becomes dangerously blurred. Nathan and Camille could be each other’s saving graces, if only they’d put aside their visions of a perfect life and take the chance fate has put right in front of them.










Author of romance novels such as Red Card and the Captive Heart Duet, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoony and sarcastic characters who won’t get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.

Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book. She loves spinning tales that include dapper men, women with attitude, and the occasional hunky athlete.

When she isn’t in what her husband calls a “writing coma”, Carrie is freeing up her jam-packed DVR, starting her latest DIY project, or planning her next travel adventure. She lives in New Jersey with her husband, who is more than happy to watch sports while his wife plots love stories.









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