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*Release Day Blast* Accidentally Married on Purpose by Rachel Harris July 14, 2014

I am so happy to help promote this newest release by the lovely Rachel Harris! Not only does Accidentally Married on Purpose release today (for 99 cents!) but Seven Day Fiance is on sale too (also 99 cents)! It’s a big day for Rachel, so make sure you leave her some love! (:

About Accidentally Married on Purpose:

One ring plus one wild night equals one crazy love
Sherry Robicheaux loves men. She loves love. And she loves an adventure. So when she meets a mysterious man while working backstage at a country music concert in Vegas, she’s all about what happens in Vegas staying there.
Country music superstar Tyler Blue just wants a weekend of anonymity…though there’s something about the spunky waitress with the streaks of purple hair that tempts him like no other. Until the next morning, when they both wake up with fuzzy memories…and rings on their fingers.
Convincing Sherry to maintain the ruse for his public image isn’t the hardest part—it’s reminding himself that their time spent playing husband and wife in her small town of Magnolia Springs can’t last. Tyler’s first love will always be music—and the road is no place for a sweet downhome girl.
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Pick up a copy of Seven Day Fiance this week only for just $.99!

About Seven Day Fiance:

One bad boy. One good girl. One unforgettable week.
Angelle Prejean is in a pickle. Her family is expecting her to come home with a fiancé—a fiancé who doesn’t exist. Well, he exists, but he definitely has no idea Angelle told her mama they were engaged. Tattooed, muscled, and hotter than sin, Cane can reduce Angelle to a hot mess with one look—and leave her heart a mess if she falls for him. But when she ends up winning him at a charity bachelor auction, she knows just how to solve her fiancé problem.
Cane Robicheaux is no one’s prince. He doesn’t do relationships and he doesn’t fall in love. When sweet, sultry-voiced Angelle propositions him, he hopes their little fiancé game can finally get her out of his head. He doesn’t expect her to break through all his barriers. But even as Angelle burrows deeper into his heart, he knows once their seven days are up, so is their ruse.

 

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Top Ten Tuesday #41: Beach Bag Reads June 3, 2014

 

b301e-toptentuesdayEach week, the girls over at The Broke and the Bookish think up a fun theme for the week and participating bloggers around the net join in. The theme for this week is:

Top Ten Books That Will Be in My Beach Bag/Should Be in Your Beach Bag

While I’m not entirely sure we’ll be making it to the beach this year, these are the books that I’ve selected to be in my beach bag or I think would be great beach reads to include in your beach bag! (: And of course, Punk and Bug wanted to include their two beach reads!

1. Taste the Heat by Rachel Harris. I read Seven Day Fiance last year at the beach, and it left me almost needing to run into the ocean to chill out. So, obviously, a book in the same series deserves the same treatment!

2. Beauty Queens by Libba Bray. Mary actually recommended this to me for a beach read last year, but I didn’t get to it, so it’s added back for this year! (:

3. 17 First Kisses by Rachael Allen. This is a super fast contemporary read that I knocked out in an afternoon. I think it would be a perfect beach read!

4. Oceanborn by Amalie Howard. C’mon. It has OCEAN in the name. Of course it’s gonna make the beach reads list! I absolutely loved Waterfell and recommend you read it as a beach read if you haven’t read it. If you have, I recommend Oceanborn! I NEED MOAR LO!

5. The Selection by Kiera Cass. Despite being a dystopian, I think this is a great light read for the beach. I knocked out the whole trilogy in less than a week so I think it’s a perfect beach bag add! 

6. Uninvited by Sophie Jordan. Definitely not light in the dystopian/futuristic setting, but it’s so action packed, it’s a super quick read that makes it a perfect beach bag read.

7. Seven Day Fiance by Rachel Harris. Like I mentioned above, I did read this at the beach and think it’s a good beach read. It’s set in the winter, so with the hot beach reading conditions and the swoony Cane, it’s a perfect beach bag read!

8. Die for Me by Amy Plum. Another quick read with two super swoony guys. I plan on listening to the audiobook at some point this summer, and the drive to the beach may be the perfect time!

9. Pete the Cat: Pete at the Beach by James Dean. This is Punk’s must pack read for the beach! He wants to learn to surf like Pete!

10. Ladybug Girl Goes at the Beach by David Soman & Jacky Davis. Bug wants to be like Ladybug Girl and have a blast at the beach!

Tell us, what are your favourite beach reads? What books will you be taking with you on vacation? It doesn’t have to be to the beach!

 

*e-ARC review* Seven Day Fiance by Rachel Harris October 14, 2013

I was granted a digital review copy of Seven Day Fiancé by the publisher (Entangled: Bliss) and author (Rachel Harris) in exchange for an honest review.

Rating: 5 stars
Pub Date: 14 October 2013
Publisher: Entangled: Bliss
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Format: e-ARC
Type: Book 2 of the Love and Games series

Summary:
Angelle Prejean is in a pickle. Her family is expecting her to come home with a fiancé—a fiancé who doesn’t exist. Well, he exists, but he definitely has no idea Angelle told her mama they were engaged. Tattooed, muscled, and hotter than sin, Cane can reduce Angelle to a hot mess with one look—and leave her heart a mess if she falls for him. But when she ends up winning Cane at a charity bachelor auction, she knows just how to solve her fiancé problem.

Cane Robicheaux is no one’s prince. He doesn’t do relationships and he doesn’t fall in love. When sweet, sultry-voiced Angelle propositions him, he hopes their little game can finally get her out of his head. He doesn’t expect her to break through all his barriers. But even as Angelle burrows deeper into his heart, he knows once their seven days are up, so is their ruse.

My thoughts:
I loved every single page of SDF. I would recommend it to anyone who loves a good romance. Especially these movies: The Proposal, The Wedding Date, or Sweet Home Alabama. I swear this is a good mix of all of them! I also loved being in the Cajun world for a while. I love New Orleans (it’s where I got married) and being in this area for a while was a nice escape. (Even if I did read this while sitting on the beach in South Carolina which was already an escape!) There’s ONE scene (you’ll know it when you get to it!) that made me feel like I needed a dunk in the ocean AND a freezing shower. Shew! Extra steamy! And the ending! It was perfection! It was extremely swoon worthy. The epilogue is nice, too. (: All five stars were well deserved. Rachel takes an “old story” (fake fiancé) and takes it places it could never have imagined!

Angelle was a very relatable character for me. I come from a small town, though not as small as Angelle. The reaction she gets when she returns home could be compared to when Jason Witten comes home. (He went to my high school and hosts a massive football camp every year and is a HUGE hometown hero.) I never could imagine being in her situation as far as making up a fiancé. On the flip side though, that’s about how long my engagement to my hubby was. I actually teased Rachel on Twitter when she first started tweeting about SDF if she was writing about mine and hubby’s relationship. As I was reading, I kept imagining Angelle sounded like Reese Witherspoon in Sweet Home Alabama.

Cane. Oh wow. Where do I even begin with this deliciousness? He’s such an incredible guy and it was so nice to learn about him as he carefully let Angelle see each level of himself. I could relate to him on his parental situation. My parents divorced when I was in junior high and I built walls around my heart. I was very against marriage for the long haul. I didn’t want to be destroyed the way my parents were. The way Cane was. The way Angelle walks right through all of his barriers was like reliving when my hubby and I first started dating. I fell in love with Cane right from the beginning. Who wouldn’t love a man who goes out of his way to help out the women in his life? I feel even more in love with him when he was so great with Angelle’s little niece. Major points.  See excerpt:

“Cane pushed to his feet. ‘Actually, if you don’t mind, I was thinking I’d run to the store up the road and cook dinner.’ He glanced down and said, ‘That is, if I can find me a chef’s helper.’
Sadie climbed to a standing position on the sofa and thrust her had in the air. ‘Me! Me, Mr. Cane! Mama says I’m a great cheff-er, don’t ya, Mama?’
Eva nodded with a smile. ‘She’s the best.’
‘Is that right?’ Cane sunk to his knees so they were eyelevel. ‘Must be my lucky day. Do you know I happen to own a restaurant? Maybe one day you can come and work for me. What do you think about that?’
Sadie shook her head solemnly. ‘Thanks, but I’m gonna be a fairy princess and live in Disney World.’
Cane grinned. ‘That does sound like more fun.’”

I mean, really? What woman doesn’t love a man who is great with kids?!

And of course. My favourite line from the whole book by Cane: “’Is today an anniversary of a first of something I’m forgetting? If so, I’m sorry darlin’. Men have crap for brains when it comes to that kind of stuff.’”

Isn’t that quote just the truth, ladies? Five years later and my hubby STILL has trouble remembering what year I was born. He gets the day mixed up every now and then, too. Of course, this is when asked. If he ever actually forgets it, he better be prepared to cough up lots of chocolate, wine, and books! (: Same goes for our anniversary!

 

 
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