Archive | October 3, 2018

Hold Me by Faith Starr

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Title: Hold Me
Series: Music for the Heart – Book 1
Author: Faith Starr
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 30, 2018
 
 
 
 
 
 
Joey has a knack for writing songs that make women swoon. It’s no wonder his band, Steam, is burning up the alternative charts.
 
Teva is into her studies and career. She has no time for romance or the drama that comes along with it. Until she lays eyes on Joey at a meet and greet contest her friend won.
 
Sparks fly between Joey and Teva. 
 
One night of fun with a rock star wouldn’t hurt anybody. Would it? 
 
It might if the sparks don’t fizzle out like Joey and Teva anticipate. 
 
How can two people who live completely different lives make a relationship work? Is their passion enough to withstand the pressures of fame, distance, family-struggles, and possible career changes?
 
Hold Me is Book One in the Music For The Heart Series. All books in the series can be read as standalones but are best read in sequence. All of Faith Starr’s books have Happily Ever After endings.
 
*Note to Reader: This book contains sensitive material and adult themes. It is recommended for those over 18
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

JOEY’S POV “The show was incredible. Thank you again for all you’ve done for us tonight. Highly unnecessary but greatly appreciated.”“The night’s not over yet.” The words sort of just slipped out of my mouth. I couldn’t tear my eyes away from her. God, her skin was like porcelain. The touch of makeup she wore only highlighted the sapphire twinkle in her eyes, and the soft shade of pink lipstick filled out her full lips. Fuck, she was ten times prettier up close. A natural beauty, to say the least.

 

TEVA’S POV Joey studied me. “I see the wheels turning in your head.” “You don’t know me well enough to see the wheels turning.” I kept my voice calm, trying not to act defensive. “And you don’t know me well enough to make judgments about my character based on generalizations you have preset in your mind.” He caught me off guard with his brilliant insight. “You’re right. You’ve impressed me yet again.” “Again? You mean I’ve been working my ass off to impress you, only to find out I didn’t need to try?” “Not in the way you think.” I smiled.

 
 
 
 
 
 
MEET FAITH STARR
 
When I’m not managing my husband’s medical practice or taking care of things for one of my three kids, I love writing romance fiction.
 
There is absolutely nothing like getting into the minds of my characters, bringing them to life, and giving them a life of their own with all the emotions that go along with it. I am swept away, head over heels in love, with each and every alpha male I create and the confident women who steal their hearts.
 
Being a romantic at heart, with a bit of a dirty mind, I relish creating stories that touch upon readers’ heartstrings, provoke thought, and hopefully provide a bit of insight into some heavy topics.
 
Being married for over twenty-two years ─ holy cow, how time flies ─ I honestly believe in “Once Upon a Time” and “Happily Ever After” endings because I found mine. Aww, I know, so mushy. But that’s me, a softie with a big heart. A bit of a nut too.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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5 Stars

Hold Me by Faith Starr is book One in the Music for the Heart series.  This is the story of Joey and Teva.
Joey, Dani (Joey’s twin sister and band manger), Trevor, Logan are the members of a famous band called Steam.  They are doing their last concert in their home town before going on a big break.  Joey is looking forward to it and having some fun. What he didn’t expect was to meet a beauty named Teva at the show.  Teva’s best friend, Lily is a huge fan of Steam and she tries all week to win radio tickets with back stage passes to the consort…which they do.   Teva is immediately attracted to Joey and thinking that a quick hot encounter can’t hurt….but both find that the attraction is just getting stronger.  Both have past issue that are present in their current lives that are impacting them in moving forward.  But it impossible for them to turn away from each other for long.
Wow…this book had me in just a few pages.  I found it hot, funny and a good story. Loved the secondary characters too.  Can’t wait for more books from Ms. Starr!

 
 
 

 

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Coming Home by Renee Harless

Review:

 
 

 
Title: Coming Home
Series: Welcome to Carson #7
Author: Renee Harless
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: October 3, 2018
 
 

Blurb

 
Sometimes even the nerd gets the girl.
 
One too many nights sleeping in front of his computer has made Jameson a rising star in the technology world. But when a mysterious woman seeks the help of his family he puts his career on hold to protect her. She shows him that there is more to life than a computer screen one kiss at a time. Now, if only he can convince her to stay.
 
After losing her parents in a tragic accident, Poppy spent her childhood being raised by her elderly grandmother only wanting the chance to find the same love that her parents had. Her knight in shining armor turns out to be her nightmare and Poppy is left racing with her two daughters toward the last place she remembers feeling safe. But she never expects to find security in the arms of a career-driven tech geek.
 
 

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Renee Harless, her husband, and children live in Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.  She studied Communication, specifically Public Relations, at Radford University.
 
Growing up, Renee always found a way to pursue her creativity. It began by watching endless runs of White Christmas- yes even in the summer – and learning every word and dance from the movie. She could still sing Sister Sister if requested. In high school she joined the show choir and a community theatre group, The Troubadours. After marrying the man of her dreams and moving from her hometown she sought out a different artistic outlet – writing.
 
To say that Renee is a romance addict would be an understatement. When she isn’t chasing her toddler around the house, working her day job, or writing, she delves head first into a romance novel.

 
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My Review
5 Stars
Coming Home by Renee Harless is the story of Jameson Connelly and Poppy Holden.
Poppy is on the run with her two daughters and ends up in Jameson house. Poppy is hoping that she can find safety but is taken back by her attraction to Jameson. Jameson is a geek who has been away from home for business but also for personal reasons, but when he returns he is surprised by Poppy and her girls. But he has an immediate connection with them and will do anything to protect them. This was such a wonderful read! It touched your heart and kept you hooded in until the very end…loved it!

 

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Art of Survival Part 2 of 2 by Monique Orgeron

 
 
Title: Art of Survial Part 2
Series: A Stern Family Saga
Author: Monique Orgeron
Genre: Contemporary Romance Suspense
Release Date: October 19, 2018 Cover Design: Serendipity Formats
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
If you don’t understand the instinct to merely survive, you will never understand me.
 
I’ve done my penance and paid a heavy price for my choices.
 
It was never for selfish reasons that I became the person I am today.
 
No, I can be called many things but selfish will never be one of them.
 
It was always for them. My children.
 
No regrets and no do-overs.
 
The grim reaper is knocking on my door. It’s my time.
 
I was fine with it. I knew this day would eventually come and I was ready.
 
I was tired of living a life of battles in order to survive. 
 
Then I was forced to see how overwhelmingly beautiful life is and how tragically short my days could be.
 
With limited time, I have to find a way to finish my job and get my sons ready for what is in store for them.
 
They want me to fight and I will but in return, they too must fight.
 
Am I ready for the battle of my life?
 
Will they be ready?
 
 
 
 
 
PROLOGUE 
 
ART OF SURVIVAL
 
Survival, 
 
What does it truly mean? It’s simply continuing to exist no matter who or what, has gotten in your way. 
 
Well, I did it! I survived! Every damn bit life had to throw at me, I continued to exist. 
 
However, what is survival, if it was never meant for something meaningful? 
 
Sure, I existed but did I allow myself to truly live, to be happy, to feel deserving of anything?
 
I don’t really believe I did. For years, my only thought was I needed to survive for my children. For their futures. But now, I want to survive for me.
 
Now that my memories have all been written down, I’m somewhat relieved. Lost in the burden of secrecy I’ve held onto for so long. I wonder, when all is revealed, what will they think? Will they see me differently?
 
No, I think they will see me for me, for who I really am. A woman who did what was necessary. A woman who lived a life filled with struggles but made something of herself for them. 
 
I need to survive for me. I need to live. I don’t want to leave this life without having more. I might not be deserving, but I sure in the hell want to fight for it.
 
My children have won the battle. By forcing me to see my life isn’t over, they gave me something to actually live for. In return, I will give them this. They need this as much as I do now. 
 
I’m not sure what the outcome will be, and I don’t know if I am strong enough to fight this final war, but I want to. No, correction. I will. I’m going to find the strength.
 
I am going to go into this next battle swinging and kicking and telling the world to fuck off. 
 
I want to live! I want to be happy!
 
I want to finally be free!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Written by Monique Orgeron’s eldest, most beautiful, and intelligent daughter. (My sister is going to hate this part.)
My mom happens to be the most caring, loving, and stubborn person I know, well anyone knows. She gives 100% percent of herself to everyone and has given up so much of herself for my sister and I. For twenty-one years she has poured her heart and soul into making sure we know that we are loved and that we can do anything we put our minds too, but it was about time she figured that out about herself. 
 
Up until this year I hadn’t seen my mom do anything for only her, but this book has allowed her to travel the world through the pages of a book, make new friends, and feel the joy of doing something exciting. 
 
There is a new light behind her eyes and it is just making me feel more joy than she can ever imagine. While she might be annoying most of the time, I am so thrilled that she is finally allowing herself to grow as a person and not spend all of her energy on her family. 
 
It has been a long journey of self-discovery for my mom; she has gone from domestic supermom to domestic goddess throughout the process of writing. 
 
We are so very excited and proud of you! I love you as big as the world.
 
-Bria and Tony

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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