May was a very stressful month and I used reading to help relieve that stress. I got married on May 27th and the wedding couldn’t have been any more perfect. Everything didn’t go quite as planned but the weather was nice and the ceremony was exactly what I had hoped for. My daughter didn’t want to walk down the aisle but when she saw her dad standing at the other end waiting for her she ran to him and that made it so much better.
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on April 7th 2015
Genres: Historical, Romance
To win a race to Paris, dashing Lord Boyce Parker hires a balloon. He expects to be crowned the victor and become famous for his courage and intelligence. Only then can he regain his father’s respect from the scandal of publishing the naughty book The Rake’s Handbook: Including Field Guide.
Bluestocking Miss Eve Mountfloy makes a bargain with the handsome Pink of the Ton. She’ll fly the balloon during the dangerous crossing to France, if he lets her finish her scientific experiments to predict violent storms and thereby save lives.
Eve proceeds with her studies, but the results are not what she expected. Chafing to keep warm creates unusual sensations everywhere. Then when Lord Parker asks if she is curious about the heat generated by a kiss, well, she is curious. It seems Lord Parker is performing experiments of his own that will forever change Eve’s perception of the word "results."
but how can she when Carson still owns her heart?
Second chances really do exist…
As the founder of a multimillion-dollar international security business, Carson Bad exposes secrets for a living. He knows better than to forge relationships built on them. But for years he did just that with his best friend, and secret lover, Tawny Bishop. She brought a sense of calm and understanding to his life–in and out of the bedroom. Until one fateful night when a knock at the door changed everything.
Tawny is no longer a naive college student. She’s a sought-after perfumer living in Paris. She has plenty of resources at her fingertips, and lots of lonely nights to think about the only man she’s ever loved–the one she ran away from all those years ago. She needs to move forward with her life, but how can she when Carson still owns her heart?
Maybe showing up in the middle of the night unannounced isn’t the best route to unraveling the past and figuring out her future, but Tawny has played it safe for ten long years, and it’s only made her long for the man she never should have walked away from. Now she’s back in Carson’s life, and he’s determined not to make the same mistake twice. If only he knew what that mistake was…
“Adjunct Lovers” fills in the story begun in LIGHTSTRUCK, and provides a closer look at Ross’s and Elle’s complex personalities as they make their sexy way toward happily ever after—with the help of a very special brew.
If you’ve been a reader here for a while then you know that I have been trying to get more organized in my life and at home. A few months ago I came across the Make Over Your Mornings course by Crystal Paine.If you don’t know who Crystal Paine is then you are truly missing out. She is known for her blog Money Saving Mom where she gives advice about money management and time management among other things. She wrote this great book called Money Saving Mom’s Budget where she walks you through the baby steps needed to set up a successful budget.
Anyways, back to Make Over Your Mornings… This is a 14-day online course designed to help you take the stress out of your morning routine. There are a series of videos and worksheets with one for each day that help prioritize your tasks. I felt rejuvenated after taking this course. It helped me stream-line the tasks that have to be done in the morning and get rid of the tasks that were weighing me down. Before I took this course I didn’t have an actual morning routine. Most days I would run late for work trying to get my daughter and myself ready. I honestly felt like I was failing at life since I hate being late for anything. Make Over Your Mornings made me realize that if I could just set up an actual routine for myself that I would not only be on time, but I wouldn’t feel like a zombie on my way to work. It was a truly amazing realization.
I’m about to give the Make Over Your Evenings class a try so look for a post on that in the future!
Published by Forever on August 8th 2017
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A new story of dangerous temptations from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the This Man trilogy.
Annie has never experienced the 'spark' with a guy-that instant chemistry that renders you weak in the knees. That is, until a night out brings her face to face with the dangerously sexy and mysterious Jack. It's not just a spark that ignites between them. It's an explosion. Jack promises to consume Annie, and he fully delivers on that promise.
Overwhelmed by the intensity of their one night together, Annie slips out of their hotel room. She is certain that a man who's had such a powerful impact on her must be dangerous. She has no idea that he belongs to another. That he's forbidden.
For a while now I have debated on the best way to go about this. I love reviewing books but I also want to pursue my other passions. I tried to do two separate blogs but working full-time, taking care of a family, selling Beauticontrol and running two blogs was way too stressful. I felt like there was never enough time in the day. Therefore, I have decided to combine the two blogs.
I am a planner addict and I love to make things. I will still post mainly reviews and things about books in general, but I want to have posts about planning, organizing, and crafting as well. I recently made some tabs for my planner using paint card samples and I want to show them off! lol
Starting July 30th, the schedule for The Crafty Engineer’s Bookshelf will be as follows:
(The Single Dads Club #3)
Author: Piper Rayne
Release Date: July 14, 2017
Genre: A Sexy Romantic Comedy Standalone 18+
Model: Jacob Rodney
Photographer: Wander Aguiar
Cover Designer: RBA Designs
Time to get a life.
Time to start over.
Time to move beyond the past.
The guys in the Single Dads Club would tell you it was time years ago, but until recently, the risk of hurting my little girl outweighed the benefit of getting a piece of ass.
Now that I have a tween daughter on my hands? It’s becoming more apparent with every poster hung on the wall, every fight over wearing make-up and every uncomfortable conversation about puberty, that at least one of us needs a female touch in our lives.
Jesus. I can’t even think the words ‘female touch’ without thinking of her.
Charlotte Rose. Charlie.
She’s everything I shouldn’t want, but someone needs to tell that to my damn libido because every time she’s around I have a constant case of blue balls.
There’s a list of reasons why I shouldn’t give into what I feel—she’s my best friend’s little sister, she’s seen me at my most vulnerable, and the biggest one—she’s the first person in eleven years who has the potential to break me.
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Snap a picture and caption it ‘Teenage boy in front of his first Playboy’ because that’s exactly how I feel right now and I’d bet that’s how I look.
Charlie stands in the doorway wearing a white bikini, her nipples hard and erect, begging to be touched. The first thing I notice is the way she doesn’t cover up, but opens the door wider, ushering me in with her free hand.
“I expected the pool guy.” Her voice changes pitch and I gather she’s as affected by this situation as I am. The only difference is, my arousal can’t be hidden.
“He’s out of town, so you got me.”
“And you can fix it?”
I stop and tilt my head her way. “Is that even a question?”
“Well,” she walks faster to catch up to me as I use a key to open up the one door that’s locked from guests. “Oh, I always wonder what’s behind these doors when I rent other people’s vacation homes.” She peeks her head over my shoulder and the scent of her perfume makes a beeline for my dick, making it twitch.
As he’s begging for an introduction, I squat to get away, but she doesn’t relent. Her tits are practically resting on my shoulder.
“Ever heard of personal space?” I remark, grabbing my tool set.
“This isn’t half as exciting as I thought it would be.” She finally moves back and I stand with the toolbox in my hands.
“Did you think there would be a dead body?”
She shrugs. “Porn maybe?”
“Why would there be porn?”
She purses her lips and looks up at the ceiling. It’s innocent and cute and I’m not sure I ever remember seeing her doing it before. “You know, the owner can’t keep it in their own house because they have a preteen daughter, so they keep their stash in the closet and watch it when there are no guests here.”
“Let me guess? I’m the guy with the preteen daughter.”
“You’re so smart. I see where Sydney gets it from.” She smiles, a mouthful of straight white teeth.
I nod and walk away. She follows.
“Do you need help?”
“Since I really have no idea what I’m fixing, I don’t know yet.” I open the screen door to the hot tub.
“It wouldn’t turn on.”
“That’s not a good sign.”
I open up the back and start working on it. The little I know about hot tubs might not be enough.
Charlie sits on the edge of the hot tub and puts her feet in, her purple polished toenails dipping in and out of the water.
“I think I deserve a discount if I can’t use the hot tub.”
I look up at her and she’s smirking.
She’s quiet for a few minutes while I fiddle around trying to figure out the source of the problem.
“I’m curious, Garrett…” she pauses and I glance up at her. “How do my tits look in this bikini?”
What readers are saying:
“Garrett is the perfect man – hard and virile on the outside and soft and squishy on the inside.” – Heather from White Hot Reads
“I am absolutely and positively in love with our bearded sexy beast, Garrett!” – Kristy France, Goodreads Reviewer
I have been waiting not so patiently for Garrett’s story. I watched Charlie pine for him in both Real Deal and Dirty Talker so I knew I wanted to see her snag him. There were times when I absolutely loved him and times where I wanted to cut his dick off for the way he was acting. I am glad we get to see what happened with his late wife although for that you will need a few tissues handy. Sydney may be my favorite of the kids so far. I thought it would be extremely hard to top Lilly’s cuteness in Real Deal but Sydney and her pre-teen problems and attitude took the cake.
Garrett was definitely a piece of work and he is lucky to have a girl like Charlie after him. A lesser woman would have gave up years ago what with the ghost of Sydney’s mom hanging around and him refusing to give love another chance. There were times when he said things to Charlie that made me see red and I was certainly happy when her brother, Vance, punched him for upsetting her. The men of Climax Cove sure know how to put their foot in their mouth but they also know how to apologize and show their ladies they love them.
I am sad to see this series end. I have loved the characters and I loved that there are cameos of characters from The Modern Love series as well. I believe with their next series, these authors won’t disappoint and I hope they continue to write together for a long time. The characters they create and the stories they tell are among the best I have read this year. I would highly recommend this book and this entire series to any romance lovers, anyone who loves to laugh, and anyone who loves a happy ending.
Rating: 5 stars
If you haven’t met the sexy single dads of Climax Cove yet, now is the perfect time to meet them!
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Piper Rayne, or Piper and Rayne, whichever you prefer because we’re not one author, we’re two. Yep, you get two USA Today bestselling authors for the price of one. You might be wondering if you know us? Maybe you’ll read our books and figure it out. Maybe you won’t. Does it really matter?
We aren’t trying to stamp ourselves with a top-secret label. We wanted to write without apology. We wanted to not be pigeon holed into a specific outline. We wanted to give readers a story without them assuming how the story will flow. Everyone has their favorite authors, right? And when you pick up their books, you expect something from them. Whether it’s an alpha male, heavy angst, a happily ever after, there’s something you are absolutely certain the book will contain. Heck, we’re readers, too, we get it.
What can we tell you about ourselves? We both have kindle’s full of one-clickable books. We’re both married to husbands who drive us to drink. We’re both chauffeurs to our kids. Most of all, we love hot heroes and quirky heroines that make us laugh, and we hope you do, too.
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April was a busy month. I started a new job that allowed me to have more time with my daughter. I spent most of the month working on wedding plans and trying to figure out what else we were missing. I read more than I thought I would have been able to.
Title: The Scent Of Roses
Book 2 in the Dark Romeo Trilogy
Author: Sienna Blake
Genre: Erotic Romance
Formats: Paperback & ebook
Cover Designer: Romacdesigns
The sequel to Love Sprung From Hate, Dark Romeo #1.The game becomes more deadly as the lies get bigger. Risks will be taken, loyalties will be tested, but will Roman and Julianna take the biggest risk of all…giving into their hearts?
*Inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet, this is a retelling for mature audiences. Don’t enter the Underworld if you’re scared of the dark.
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The Scent of Roses is book 2 in the Dark Romeo series and picks up right where the epic cliffhanger of Love Sprung From Hate leaves off. Just like the first book, it is captivating and I didn’t want to put it down.
Roman and Julianna haven’t told anyone about their affair but it could still prove dangerous for them. You can almost see this book going the same way as their Shakespearean counterparts and all I wanted to do was scream at them and warn them before it is too late. This book is chock full of adrenaline and made me cry. I literally felt like a wreck when I finished. I absolutely cannot wait for the final book! I have to know what happens ASAP!
Rating: 4.5 stars
If she told you who she really was, she’d have to kill you. Because of her passion for crime and forensics, she’d totally get away with your murder.
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