SCANDALOUS BOOK BLOG #CausingAScandal: May 2014

Saturday, 31 May 2014

REVIEW~TWICE IN A LIFETIME By Ruthie Henrick


Is it possible to find your one true love…twice?

Blind date. When Allie and Ben are thrown together to help their friends out of a bind, they find the unexpected – and unwanted - spark of attraction difficult to ignore. Surrendering to it, they marry and live their happyish-ever-after – until Ben’s death reveals a betrayal that rocks Allie’s world.

The sidelines. Where Jake has hovered for the past fifteen years, business partners with his best friend, in love with his best friend’s wife. He’s shocked by his friend’s duplicity, overcome by the guilt of a deathbed promise. But he’s waited half a lifetime for a chance to love Allie, and it’s time to make his move.

Marriage. Allie might be ready to take the slow slide from friend to lover, but a lifetime is a leap she won’t agree to. She can’t deprive Jake of the family he’s never had but longs for – the family she can no longer give him. How can she refuse him, though, when he sets out to prove the only family he needs – has ever wanted – is her?

This book is really something special, from the moment I read the blurb I knew it was right up my ally. I Love a genuine Love story with real heart, second chances, fantastic relatable characters and Twice In A Lifetime delivered on all basis and so much more. 
The plot was simple no gimmick or shenanigans I think that was one of the beauty of this book the story and the way in which it was written Stood out on it's own --- stunning, completely breathtaking. I LOVED every single minute of it, I really did not want it to end. 
The books opens up with Allie finishing a session with her therapist and he finally letting of of the past and anger she has for Ben. Its a great start because I wanted desperately to know what exactly Ben did to cause such a reaction from her that she required therapy. 
Ruth takes us back 19 years to when Ben, Allie and Jack met for the first time and their story began, I just LOVE LOVE LOVE how we got to see all three of their POV's and the way it all flowed together like pure honey. I can't get over just how perfect the writing and flow is after I read I started telling everyone how amazing the writing is let me tell you its effing sick if I was to ever write a book this is what I would aspire it to be like, I just cannot get over how exquisite the writing and flow is. 
This does not feel like a debut novel it really does not, I don't really wanna say too much about the actual story apart from the fact that it's simply effortless, well taught-out,  executed with perfection, poise and grace. 
The love and warmth dazzled from the pages you can fell the love between the characters and also the authors love of the words she has written I got a sense of pride it was truly a joy to read. 
Jake fell in love with Allie from the moment he laid eyes on her, problem at the time he was in a relationship with her best friend and his Life-long best friend Ben is also into her and went on to pressure a relation with Allie  eventually marry and having a son Trey together. All the while Jake is on the sideline watching and wishing Allie was his but he learns to be apart of their lives as a friend only. We got to see all major events in their lives from all three POV right up until Ben's tragic death. 
Jake is beyond amazing, when Ben died he stepped up to the plate and became the man in Allie and Trey's life without over stepping his mark. He loved Ben as much as Allie and wanted to respect the memory of his friend even after discovering the depth of his deception. He is truly genuine person and a wonderful loyal friend. 
Three years after Ben's death, Allie is finally ready to move on and get back into the dating game she goes on some pretty funny dates which starts to tear Jake up inside. He has kept his feelings a secret (or so he taught) for so long that he is at a breaking point, something needs to change he can't continue they way he has.  He wants to he honest with Allie but is uncertain of how she will react. 
Will Allie open her eyes to finally see what has being right in front of her all this time?
Can she really have a Twice in a lifetime love and HEA?
Only way to find out get your copy of this outstanding book. 
I highly recommend 6++++starts all the way 
AMAZING!!!!!!! 
PS. Even if the story is not for you the writing will blow you away its a grantee superb and I would love to see another story at least a novella from Trey he is such a sweet caring young man. 



Hi there! I'm Ruthie Henrick, and I’m an Arizona girl. I write romantic women’s fiction and contemporary romance. 

I’ve always been an avid reader, even as a child. I’ll read just about anything, but I love anything with romance in it – I am a romance junkie.

I first started writing a couple of years ago. I’ve never been that person who dreamed about being an author or loved telling stories. I used to try making up bedtime stories when my kids were little and I’d draw a blank every time. But an idea had been running through my mind for a while so I decided to start typing and see where it led. Three months later I had a really good first draft. Let me tell you, nobody was more surprised than me!

I love music, especially country music, and that’s generally the soundtrack to whatever I have going on. At work, doing housework, in the car – the music is always on. Except when I write – that I have to do in silence.

We have three sons and they’re all grown and scattered around the country, but the Big Kahuna and I are still ruled by a fifteen-year-old deaf Pekinese with OCD. Life is interesting!

I’m not much of a TV watcher, except for shows like The Voice and American Idol. Gives me lots of time to write, and read. Like many of you, I have a one-click compulsion. The number of unread books on my Kindle is really embarrassing.

I love chatting with other readers, sharing my favorite books and authors, and discovering those new to me. Come by and hang out with me on any of my social media





PROLOGUE OF VICIOUS CYCLE BY KATIE ASHLEY



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BOOK BLAST~INTERCEPTING LOVE By L.P. Dover






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Both have what she wants … but only one has what she needs.
Working with professional athletes and helping them recover from their injuries has always been Kate Townsend’s dream, but after an accident left her scarred and heartbroken years ago she refuses to let what happened in her past happen again. Staying focused is the key, as well as not letting her feelings interfere with her job … no matter the circumstances. All of that is easier said than done when not only one, but two men crave her healing touch, igniting every single desire she’s denied herself for so long.

Cooper Davis, NFL’s star quarterback and most eligible bachelor, packs up and leaves his home to move across the states to the East Coast after an injury results in the embarrassing trade to another team. Bitter from the pain, he deals with his problems through drugs and alcohol—almost ruining his football career—until he meets the one woman who makes him want to feel; the same woman who refuses to give up on him no matter how many times he screws up. He has to have her, and he’s not going to stop until he makes her his. Especially now that someone else threatens to take her away.


Motocross champion and local bad boy Luke Collins never takes no for an answer. For the past four months he’s used his charms to get what he wants, and now he’s so close to getting the girl of his dreams … if she’ll give in just once. One time is all he needs, and he’s never been known to fail, but he’s also never had to fight for a woman’s affections. Only one man will win their way into Kate’s heart, but which one will intercept the other and take what they want? Which one will she choose?





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We pulled into the parking lot of the practice field and I shut off my car, the tension in the air crackling like fire. When I turned to look at her, it was like her stormy gray gaze could see right through me. There were a shit ton of things I wanted, but nothing as much as leaning forward to kiss those lips of hers.



With her breaths coming fast and low, she licked her dry lips and shook her head. “Cooper, we can’t.”



Bending over the center console, I glanced down at her lips and murmured low, “Yes we can, Kate, and I’m going to make sure we do.”





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USA Today Bestselling author, L.P. Dover, is a southern belle residing in North Carolina along with her husband and two beautiful girls. Before she even began her literary journey she worked in Periodontics enjoying the wonderment of dental surgeries.

Not only does she love to write, but she loves to play tennis, go on mountain hikes, white water rafting, and you can’t forget the passion for singing. Her two number one fans expect a concert each and every night before bedtime and those songs usually consist of Christmas carols.

Aside from being a wife and mother, L.P. Dover has written over nine novels including her Forever Fae series, the Second Chances series, and her standalone novel, Love, Lies, and Deception. Her favorite genre to read is romantic suspense and she also loves writing it. However, if she had to choose a setting to live in it would have to be with her faeries in the Land of the Fae.


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Megan’s life has been anything but simple. She’s always lived amongst chaos, and for once, she just wants it all to stop. After years of lies and agony, will anything work out for her?
In this heart-gripping third installment of the Believe series, watch Megan discover love again, and not just any love, but one worth fighting for, one that makes her feel different, cherished, wanted, and treasured. For Megan, Mark is the one to give her all of that and has brought a new meaning to her life and a new reason to live.

The old saying, "Nothing comes easy in life," holds true to this story, which is packed with unexpected twists and turns. For Megan and Mark, it pushes their love to new heights. Will the love they share for each other keep their relationship strong, or does Megan’s string of erroneous luck run out?



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L. Chapman was born in and continues to live in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom. She has spent most of her life helping others as a health care assistant, and was, at one time, a DJ for a special needs club. Blending her love of helping others and her love of children, L dreams to one day own and operate a childcare nursery that will help mainstream special needs children with others.
In the rare times that L. is not working to help others or maniacally writing, she enjoys making a mess of things while creating beautifully detailed greeting cards. She spends time relaxing with family, friends, and good books. L. loves to travel and has been to many places in the United Kingdom; her favorite places all involve the ocean. She hopes to one day share a kiss with her happily-ever-after in the romantic shadow of the Eiffel Tower. Should she ever get over her fear of flying, those kisses may be shared in the shadows of the Egyptian Pyramids.
Ever the fussy eater, L. has never once tasted peanut butter, and she despises coffee. If you should feel the need to bribe her, it is suggested that you bring chocolate, as that is one of her know weaknesses.


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Ryan Chase left Fairbanks, Alaska, when she was 21 years old to pursue her dream of becoming an actress. Somewhere along the way her dreams of stardom crashed and burned, along with her life.

Thirteen years later she is forced to return to Fairbanks because her unforgiving and emotionally-distant father has suddenly died. Ryan seizes the opportunity to not only escape her abusive husband but to be able to attend her best friend's wedding. What could go wrong? It's only Fairbanks, Alaska... While wishing she was anywhere but her father's funeral and wake, Ryan is struck senseless by a stunning, drop-dead gorgeous man. Her thoughts turn carnal and she desperately wants to know him in every way—and position—possible. There's only one problem...

He's the devil's spawn. He's the one who marked her for life. He's the kid she used to baby-sit. And he's hotter than hell!

Shea Michaels has loved Ryan Chase for most of his life. After surviving an unspeakable childhood, he became a man of whom she could be proud of...if she ever came back. Now that she's returned, Shea pursues her with a vengeance, undaunted by the thirteen year age difference that Ryan uses as the shield between them.

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I began writing music and poetry at an early age. My love of music became my sole focus and I spent quite a few years as the lead singer for many local rock bands. In high school I was fascinated with the macabre and started writing science fiction and horror stories so dark they earned me the nickname "Gory Cory." After years of writing dark tales, I never thought in a million years my first two finished manuscripts would be Adult Romance. Bite & Release will be the first book published sometime in late May/early June and Reviving Haven; my second book will be released at the end of July. The themes of both books are older women/younger men and are for 18+ due to language, sexual situations and subject matter. Both are stand alone with no cliffhanger.

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COVER REVEAL~TWISTED DESIRE By Christa Simpson


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Title: Twisted Desire
Author: Christa Simpson
Release Date: July 19, 2014
Series: Book #4 in the Twisted Series (stand-alone)
Genre: New Adult Romance/Romantic Suspense
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Synopsis:

Find the girl... Trick the girl... Collect the reward. His plan was foolproof.

Strong, seductive and sexy as hell. Harley Gates is all those things. He’s a renowned PI who rides above the law, because he’s worth more to the cops on the front line than in a jail cell. 
 When a new client puts him on the task of tracking down her boyfriend’s so-called mistress, the size of the pay check says he’s going to do it, no matter the cost. The plan is foolproof. Find the girl. Trick the girl. Collect the reward. 
 But Miss Aliah Brooklin is no fool. She’s as feisty as they come, provoking him with every lick of her lips. But Aliah Brooklin isn’t ready to turn in her glass slippers just yet. Being once burned, twice shy, she’s careful to guard her heart. No man means no problems. She knows this. But this motorcycle man who calls himself Harley has her swooning like a fairy tale princess. 
 She knows something’s not quite right with him, but their chemistry alone has her surrendering to his wiles. Is Aliah doomed to a life without love? 
 That’s what she keeps telling herself. But tattooed sexy sure throws a kink in her plans. If no love means no heart break, then why does this man have her heart tearing at the seams? When Harley’s investigation flips to a new mystery, he’s forced to tell her the truth. A vicious twist will change everything. Note: This book is part of the Twisted series, coming after the Twisted Trilogy, however it can be enjoyed as a stand-alone (with spoilers from the first three books, of course).
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She pulls the hair tie from her high pony and shakes it out, until long waves of silky hair are framing her face and dangling down to the curve of her lower back. Her hair whispers across the bareness of her skin, like chocolate silk. “So, is that a yes?” He’s not below begging at this point, if she is to say no. “Yes to what? I recall that you asked what I was doing later. Was I supposed to assume that you meant you’d like to keep me busy?” “I would like that. Very much.” “I’m sure you would. Unfortunately, I’m busy. Maybe next time. But not likely,” she mumbles under her breath, as her voice trails off. “Are you too good for me? Just say it, if that’s it.” His words stop her in her tracks. She spins back around and props a hand on a flawless hip. “Do I look good to you?” She looks bad. Very, very bad. Her sassy mouth and bad attitude are really turning him on something fierce. He wants to spank her. “Good isn’t the word I would use.” His eyes violate her entire body. He reaches out and pulls a single strand of hair from between her lips, then dusts a kiss there, in stark contrast to the loaded machine gun he’s packing in his pants. He can see that she’s flustered. He’s getting to her. Little miss Aliah isn’t quite as hard as she lets on. He, on the other hand, is as hard as he can possibly get. “You make me feel…” She huffs, not even knowing how to fill in her own sentence. “Wow. So she does feel.” Aliah narrows her eyes, but quickly replaces that look with a smile. “Yes. I only play the heartless bitch.” He watches her fidget with her necklace, then closes his hand over hers to stop her. “You’re a good actress.” She shoves him backward, taking what he says the wrong way. “Get away from me.” Though she tries to put some distance between them, her attempt at moving him is wildly unsuccessful. He catches her wrist, worried he’s pushed her a little too hard. With Aliah, there seems to be a fine line between O-K and F-U. “I’m sorry…” he starts, but is cut off by Aliah’s pleased cackle. “I am pretty good, eh? I certainly had you.” He couldn’t believe he had fallen for her act. “I feel like I have to tread carefully with you. Should I ask for permission before saying anything offensive?” “Hah! Where would the fun be in that? It’s all good. I’m sure I can handle you in real time.” “Is that right?” Her hesitation is sweet, but the smug expression that swipes across her face makes him want to collect her hands behind her back to restrain her, while he moulds her soft curves to his hard edges. Would she respond to him? He moves his face very near hers and growls. “You only think you could handle me.” She doesn’t back away. “No. I can handle you.” His body twitches at her bold statement, only leaving him to egg her on. He wants to taste her, when he inhales the sweet nectar inviting him to her skin. His breath rushes over her ear. “Prove it.” He thinks she’ll retreat, but then he feels her silky hands discovering the inside of his leather jacket. “I plan to.” Copyright 2014 Christa Simpson

About the Author:

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Christa Simpson is a Romance Author who enjoys entertaining her readers with sexy alpha males and sassy heroines. She writes sassy new adult romances and steamy adult romances loaded with passion, suspense and sarcasm. In her “free time”, she loves reading, writing, music, movies and dancing. She likes her men muscled, her music loud and her kids happy.
She’s a small town girl, living in Southwestern Ontario with her husband and two beautiful daughters. Christa is a legal assistant by day, wielding a sexy imagination by night. She’s a dreamer and has always believed that you can do anything you set your mind to.

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COVER REVEAL~WICKED INNOCENCE By Missy Johnson


Cover Reveal  Wicked Innocence
Publication Date: June 27, 2014

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Synopsis:
 Don’t let my petite and innocent appearance fool you, because I’m one person you don’t want to cross. I’m Micah, the youngest member of Resurrection…If only they knew how young. My fake ID says I’m twenty-one.
And I will be…in four years. What can I say? I blossomed early. Home sucked, so I left, determined to do something with my life. Landing the gig as lead vocalist in the band was a dream come true. I’ve worked hard to make something of myself and nothing is going to ruin that for me. Then He showed up. He’s hot as hell and so into me. But he’s also twenty-five. I don’t want to lie to him, but if the truth comes out I’ll lose everything, including him.   

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Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she’s a cat, a cat who thinks he’s a dog…you get the picture).
When she’s not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.