Just Can’t Get Enough Of: Summer Blockbusters

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Giveaway: BREAKING POINT by Lindsay McKenna

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Breaking Point by Lindsay McKenna

 

An ongoing U.S. military experiment to test the integration of trained female military operatives in live combat scenarios… 

The Alpha Platoon. A unit of Navy SEALs stationed in the unforgiving dryness of Afghanistan…who just learned that their newest team member is a woman. But Bay Thorn has a spine of steel—and the chops to prove it. Without a team to back her up, however, she’s dead in the water. And her only ally is Gabe Griffin, a lone SEAL who is lethal, dangerous and unbearably attractive…. 

Between the open hostility from her team and the harsh Al Qaeda territory, Gabe is a lifeline for Bay. But mutual respect quickly grows into mutual attraction. And with each day and every assignment, the longing only deepens. 

They mustn’t speak of it. Mustn’t act on it. Because in this line of work, falling in love can get you killed…

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Just Can’t Get Enough Of: Billionaires

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April is raining billionaires and Harlequin hopes you can’t get enough of them!

If a romance book with a billionaire is your happy place, well then you are in luck! Harlequin is recommending 3, count it, 3 books for your Billionaire enjoyment.

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Four Friends by Robyn Carr (plus a giveaway)

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This book was sent to Traveling With T in exchange for a fair and honest review.

Four Friends by Robyn Carr

Gerri- she has her life together. 3 kids, adoring husband, Gerri has a job that fulfills her- she thinks life is pretty good. Until, the day she finds out about a secret that will shake her to the core- and cause her to look at her marriage without the rose-colored glasses.

Sonja- she believes in purification, that life is just better if you eat right, exercise, and feng-shui your life. When Sonja’s husband leaves her because he’s tired of living the New Age lifestyle with her (he wants to eat red meat and have a alcoholic drink), Sonja loses her faith in the things that have defined her life for the last several years.

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The Favor by Megan Hart

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Janelle Decker has happy childhood memories of her grandma’s house, and even lived there through high school. Now she’s back with her twelve-year-old son to look after her ailing Nan, and hardly anything seems to have changed, not even the Tierney boys next door.

Gabriel Tierney, local bad-boy. The twins, Michael and Andrew.

After everything that happened between the four of them, Janelle is shocked that Gabe still lives in St. Mary’s. And he isn’t trying very hard to convince Janelle he’s changed from the moody teenage boy she once knew. If anything, he seems bent on making sure she has no intentions of rekindling their past.

To this day, though there might’ve been a lot of speculation about her relationship with Gabe, nobody else knows she was there in the woods that day…the day a devastating accident tore the Tierney brothers apart and drove Janelle away. But there are things that even Janelle doesn’t know, and as she and Gabe revisit their interrupted romance, she begins to uncover the truth denied to her when she ran away all those years ago.

 

Traveling With T’s Thoughts

Argh! I wanted to love this book. The plot was so great sounding. A mystery, a love affair, secrets, family drama- oh it sounded so good. Yet….. I just couldn’t get into it. I tried. I tried. I TRIED. And i just never could connect. The book dragged and dragged- all the appeal of the plot was missing.

Still, I kept on. Why? Because I wanted to know the secret. And, in the end, the secret was pretty good. But, but, but.. it was by sheer determination that I hung on reading this book.

Do I recommend this book? Sadly, I have to say not. If it’d been a little shorter, or if the pages just hadn’t dragged on- maybe.

*This book was requested through Netgalley. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.

 

Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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The Trouble With Honor by Julia London (plus giveaway!)

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Title: The Trouble with Honor

Author: Julia London

Imprint: Harlequin HQN Price: $7.99 U.S. / $8.99 CAN.

Release: March 2014

Format: PBMM

ISBN: 9780373778454

E-ISBN: 9781460327098

Desperate times call for daring measures as Honor Cabot, the eldest stepdaughter of the wealthy Earl of Beckington, awaits her family’s ruin. Upon the earl’s death she and her sisters stand to lose the luxury of their grand home—and their place on the pedestal of society—to their stepbrother and his social-climbing fiancée. Forced to act quickly, Honor makes a devil’s bargain with the only rogue in London who can seduce her stepbrother’s fiancée out of the Cabots’ lives for good.

An illegitimate son of a duke, George Easton was born of scandal and grows his fortune through dangerous risks. But now he and Honor are dabbling in a perilous dance of seduction that puts her reputation and his jaded heart on the line. And as unexpected desire threatens to change the rules of their secret game, the stakes may become too high even for a notorious gambler and a determined, free-spirited debutante to handle.

Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

So this is my first Julia London book and I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. But, this cover.. THIS COVER- it intrigues me. The look on Honor’s face. The blue dress. The background. Oh, how this cover intrigued me.

Did the cover set my expectations a certain way? Yes. Did the cover lead me astray? No! Honor is similar to Scarlett O’Hara- she knows what she wants, knows what she needs and works to get those things. She may have to scheme to get them, but she has no problem with that.

It occurs to me as I read THE TROUBLE WITH HONOR, life in this bygone era was tough for women. Since Honor and her sisters are not married, when their stepfather dies, they will stand to lose their home, their place in society. Desperate times call for desperate measures!

Is THE TROUBLE WITH HONOR perfect? No, there are a few things that I didn’t just love- I understood Honor’s motivation, but I didn’t always agree. But, for the most part, I was entertained. And that is really all that matters!

Fans of historical fiction romance and regency era times will find this a nice beginning to the series and eagerly await more stories from the Cabot women.

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Author Bio:

Julia London is the New York Times, USA Today, and Publisher’s Weekly best selling author of more than  twenty romantic fiction novels. She is the author of the popular Desperate Debutante and Scandalous historical romance series, including the upcoming The Last Debutante, the fourth and final book in the Secrets of Hadley Green series. She is also the author of several contemporary women’s fiction novels with strong romantic elements, including Summer of Two Wishes, One Season of Sunshine, and Light at Winter’s End.

Julia is the recipient of the RT Bookclub Award for Best Historical Romance and a four-time finalist for the prestigious RITA award for excellence in romantic fiction. She lives in Austin, Texas.

Julia’s website: http://julialondon.com/about/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/JuliaFLondon

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JuliaLondon

Where to buy THE TROUBLE WITH HONOR

Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Indie BoundHarlequin

GIVEAWAY:

Thanks to Harlequin Books (whoo!) Traveling With T has a giveaway for you: A copy of THE TROUBLE WITH HONOR and Replica Deck of Playing Cards from Regency Era! Giveaway is open to US/Canada only!

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Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

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So Tough To Tame by Victoria Dahl

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Tough to tame, but not too tough to love… Charlie Allington is supposed to be on the fast track to the top-a small-town girl who was making it big in her career. Instead, she’s reeling from a scandal that’s pretty much burned all her bridges. Now, out of options, she needs a place to lick her wounds and figure out her future. True, working at a ski resort in rugged Jackson Hole, Wyoming, isn’t her dream job. But if there’s one perk to coming back, it’s a certain sexy hometown boy who knows how to make a girl feel welcome.

Cowboy Walker Pearce never expected a grown-up Charlie to be temptation in tight jeans. She’s smart and successful-way out of league for a man like him. But he’s not about to let that, or his secrets, get in the way of their blazing-hot attraction. Yet when passion turns to something more, will the truth-about both of them-send her out of his life for good…or into his arms forever?

Summary from Goodreads.

Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

Ahh.. So Tough To Tame is a book that is leaving me conflicted. When I was approved for an e-galley of So Tough To Tame, I had been on a lucky streak with romance books- The Sassy Belles trilogy, Sleigh Belles in the Snow, and A Seaside Christmas (all that I really enjoyed). So, I happily downloaded this book and set about to reading So Tough To Tame. Except, I didn’t quite connect with all the characters. There were a couple who were annoying me (the landlady being one of them!) But I kept on with the book. Then I set it aside for awhile. I picked it back up and was able to enjoy some of the story of Charlie and Walker.

Victoria Dahl is taking a tried and true storyline- secrets and attraction, throwing in 2 people who are damaged, and creating a story that does hit the mark for most romance storylines. Sexy, romance, secrets, good-looking characters- check, check, check, check! However, I can’t say I 100% enjoyed it. Maybe, cowboys aren’t my thing?

If you are looking for a romance to try and like a storyline that has secrets and complicated situations (and a cowboy!), then So Tough To Tame is probably right up your alley!

*This book was requested through Netgalley. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.

Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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