Genre: Contemporary, Sports Romance
Publisher: HEA Productions, LLC
Publication Date: April 17, 2018
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In the first novel in the new Kingman Brothers series from Nina Crespo a disgruntled assistant is wrangled into staying on to help her boss when he suffers from amnesia after a plane crash…Playing this out with him was so wrong, but she didn’t want to stop.
Sophie Jordan dreams about hooking up with Nicolas “King” Kingman—the gorgeous CEO of her company—but as her boss, he’ll always remain out of reach. King knows he isn’t built for happily-ever-afters and only indulges in brief romantic encounters. But when Sophie agrees to fill in as his last-minute date to a charity gala, an unexpected discovery quickly escalates their platonic relationship to one of passion.
King is determined to ignore their attraction and, feeling betrayed, Sophie severs ties with him and the company. Everything changes, however, when he’s injured in an accident, and Sophie agrees to help until he closes a major deal. Unfortunately, he’s developed amnesia, and although he doesn’t remember their night together, desire binds them in ways they can’t resist.
Time is running out on closing the deal, as well as Sophie moving on to her new career. Will King deny love in favor of winning and lose Sophie forever?
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Oh my God, you cannot even imagine how much I liked this book! I liked the characters, the story, I liked the writing, I liked how the action is fitted perfectly in the dimensions. I liked everything!
Sophie has had a major crush on her boss. But she knows very well that the success of their business relationship is due to its professional aspect. She is not willing to cross this line, especially since he often changes partners. But one evening she accompanies him at an official event and things get out of control. Problem is that after the deed is done (if you get what I mean), they cannot go back to how things were. Add to that a little amnesia (really, a real amnesia) and the story gets more interesting and more intense.
Let me tell you, the characters are really really good. You don’t see that jealous secret lover who envies every other woman that comes next to her man. No, you see a mature Sophie, looking to secure her independence, but more from an emotional point of view. She is not looking for “complicated”. She just wants a beautiful relationship, as any woman. King is a business man and he needs the success to prove to his father that he is no longer needed, that his influence has not touched him or his brother. He knows that it’s better for him to keep Sophie close from a professional point of view. Who cares about flings and one night stands? Well, we shall see….
Besides the fire burning between our main characters, we have a great relationship between brothers. While King deals with his amnesia, his brother is there to take control. When one is down, the other is there to pick him up. If one is in a hurry to close the deal, the other takes his time to analyze. I liked it. I liked how the author spent time developing the brothers, not only the couple.
So after my first encounter with Nina Crespo, I can tell you that I loved her book and her writing! You will not be disappointed at all! An interesting love story, a quick read, perfect for an evening of dreaming. Enjoy J
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Nina Crespo lives in Florida where she indulges in her favorite passions—the beach, kickboxing, a good glass of wine, and dancing. Her lifelong addiction to romance began in her teens while on a “borrowing spree” in her older sister’s bedroom where she discovered her first romance novel. Curiosity about people and places, including what’s beyond the stars, fuels her writer’s imagination. Indulge in her sensual contemporary stories and steamy paranormal tales to feed your own addiction for love, romance, and happily ever after.
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Daisy Honey fled Trusty, Colorado, after years of battling rumors sparked by her gorgeous looks and lust-inducing name. Now a physician on the brink of a promising career, she reluctantly returns home when her father is injured in a farming accident. Daisy expects the small-town girls who hurt her in the past to take cheap shots again – but she’s completely unprepared for a run-in with tall, dark, and wickedly sexy Luke Braden, the only man who has ever stood up for her – and the man she’s never forgotten.
Luke Braden is handsome, wealthy, and the best damn gypsy horse breeder in the Midwest. After a restless youth, he’s finally ready to settle down – only connecting with women is nothing like connecting with horses, and he’s never met a woman worth the energy. After an arrest in a neighboring town, Luke’s past comes back to haunt him, and he realizes that his inability to find love runs deeper than he ever imagined.
A chance encounter sweeps Luke and Daisy into a world of passion. For the first time ever, Luke feels a connection, but Daisy’s life in Trusty is anything but permanent, and Luke can’t manage a future until he puts his past to rest.
Taken by Love is part of the Love in Bloom series. While it can be heard as a stand-alone novel, for even more enjoyment, you may want to listen to the entire Love in Bloom series in order. Characters from each sub-series appear in future books.
Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance and new adult romance lovers who enjoy reading about loyal, wealthy heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex relatable issues.
Melissa also writes sweet romance under the pen name, Addison Cole.
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“You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that’s fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won’t want to stop reading. Every book’s a winner!” New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak
“With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!” New York Times Bestseller Julie Kenner
“Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!” New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely
Cultivated. Quirky. Captivating. Considerate. Nuanced. 7 years, 700 five-star ratings/reviews. My audiobook podcast, The Classic Tales Podcast, now in its seventh year, has had over 10 million downloads and is still consistently among the top 10 literature podcasts at the iTunes Music Store. My reading of Poe’s The Tell-tale Heart was the #3 bestselling audiobook in 2008 at the iTunes Music Store. Currently, my recording of The P.G. Wodehouse Collection is the top-selling Wodehouse title at Audible. It contains dozens of British accent variations. I’m an American.
“In the world of audiobooks, BJ Harrison is one of the best… if not the best.” Joe Renzetti – Academy-Award-winning Film Composer
“BJ Harrison is a master at his craft, with smooth narration skills that reflect every nuance of emotion and bring stories to life with every breath. He’s professional, efficient, and I highly recommend his services.” New York Times Bestselling author Melissa Foster
Just finished listening to “She”. In a word…. “Stunning”. I am encouraging friends, colleagues, strangers to listen to your readings. Excellent work. Daj Oberg, Classic Tales Listener
Melissa Foster is an author I have come to love with the few books I’ve read by her. She has a way of writing clean and sweet stories that touch our hearts and that make us loose ourselves into the characters’ lives. So whenever I am in the mood for something innocent and nice, I choose her books!
“Taken by Love” is one of those books. Being in audio format, it definitely enhanced my experience and helped me pay attention to some details I would have otherwise probably missed. Daisy and Luke start something that is from the beginning with an expiration date. Daisy has no intention of staying in Trusty, where people are anything but trustful and where false rumors start from nothing. She just has to choose from several job opportunities in major cities. As a doctor, she has the chance to practice in the big hospitals, not in an emergency only clinic in a small town. But a relationship with her high school crush was never in her plans.
Their relationship is focused more on Daisy, as she is the one who has to decide where to go. But Luke is one character that develops as the story flows. He has his own family issues to solve and is willing to deal with them. I see him as stronger and with a clearer mind when it comes to dealing with issues, while Daisy takes her time with her trouble. Still, I liked them together, I liked how they support each other and I like Luke’s thinking ahead. Read the book, and you’ll understand what I mean.
The author raises awareness on a couple of important issues like healthcare and abuse and this is something I respect a lot! Both subjects are treated with the attention they deserve, especially in case of the latter.
The narration was great as well. I liked how B.J. Harrison kept the accent, how he changed his voice to differentiate not only between characters, but as well between their personalities. One scene comes to mind when Luke has a conversation with Daisy’s father and the respect Luke has for the man can be felt through the voice acting.
All in all, I liked the book very much, as any Melissa Foster book. I cannot wait to see what happens to the other bothers and I do hope you give it a try as well. Happy reading/ listening!
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Melissa Foster. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
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Daphne and Jack meet on a Greyhound bus heading north from California. The year is 1976, and Daphne is a pregnant teenager. Jack is a guy in search of a future. For these two lost souls, this is a ride that will change their lives and begin a dynasty.
This is a prequel to the Take a Chance series about the 11 kids Jack and Daphne will collect over the years and the paths each member of this very untraditional family will take as they in turn fall in love.
In this sexy, humorous contemporary romance, a lost dog brings together a wealthy drifter and a small town doctor and changes all their lives forever.
Evan Chance is a man out to complete the bucket list he made as a kid, starting with ride a motorcycle across America. Caitlyn Sorenson is the sexy country doctor standing in his way. Or is she the dream he’s been searching for?
Evan’s Amazing Life List:
1. Ride a motorcycle across America
2. Kiss a girl in the rain
3. Swim in every ocean.
When Evan Chance gives up a successful corporate law career to tackle the bucket list he wrote when he was 12, he has no idea where the road will lead him.
Caitlyn Sorenson is a happily-settled small town doctor. When a sexy drifter rolls into town after a motorcycle accident leaves him stranded in Miller’s Pond for a few days, with the homeliest dog ever, she can smell trouble even as she’s drawn to a man who is only passing through town.
But some scorching hot nights and a blooming tenderness mean two people will have to face up to the challenges of love.
From USA Today best-selling Author Nancy Warren comes the first in an exciting new series of sexy, humorous romances about a family named Chance. New York Times best-selling author Lori Foster calls Nancy’s writing “sexy and wonderfully witty.”
To stay updated on all things Nancy including new releases, recipes and bonus extras please sign up for Nancy Warren’s newsletter at nancywarren.net. Nancy’s a USA today bestselling author of more than 60 novels. Nancy’s originally from Vancouver, Canada but she tends to wander. She currently lives in an 18th century house in Bath, England where she loves to pretend she’s Jane Austen, or at least a character in a Jane Austen novel. When she’s not writing, she’s hiking, skiing, traveling or sipping wine. She’s appeared on the front page of the New York Times (when her book, Speed Dating launched Harlequin’s NASCAR series), has been a clue in a crossword puzzle (National Post, Canada) and she’s been a finalist for the RITA award three times, honored by Romantic Times Magazine and often shares her love of writing in her popular workshops.
Teri Schnaubelt is an award-winning audiobook narrator and actor who has voiced nearly 200 audiobooks as well as many commercials and corporate videos. She mainly works from her home studio in the north Chicago suburbs and keeps in touch with the rest of the world via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Lately, I’ve been reading a few books that left me in a bad mood, not because I did not like them, but because of how sad they were, or how heavy themed. So I am happy to “clean myself” of these feelings with this sweet series. Today I am reviewing the prequel (book 0.5) and the first one. I’ll post my reviews for the next ones in the following days as well. My thanks to Jess for putting together this blog tour and to the author for providing the copies of her books.
So the prequel is heartwarming. Since it’s not even an hour long, I can tell you only so much without spoiling its content. We get to see how our future main characters’ parents meet and how they formed a beautiful bond and the future numerous family. Jack and Daphne have had their own share of misfortune and disappointments in life, but they feel a beautiful connection and they have until the end of a buss drive to figure out if it’s worth it or not.
I think this is not a “must read” before getting into the other books, but it will give you a better understanding of the family history and the reason for their upbringing. I loved it without a doubt, as well as the narration!
“Kiss a Girl in the Rain” is such a sweet love story about a lawyer, a doctor and an ugly dog. Yup, an ugly, fluffy stray dog. Though the dog may not seem important, I think it added the fun to the story. But it’s not the only thing that impressed me.
Evan has had the most unconventional upbringing and has managed to become, at a very young age, one of the most successful lawyers at his firm. His birthday and a tragic event put him face to face with his childhood dreams and decides to start fulfilling them. When faith sends him to nowhere, in the most boring town he could end up – Miller’s Pond – Evan meets the town doctor Caitlyn Sorenson (plus his new best friend aka The Dog J ). They both know they have limited time together and decide to make the most of it. What’s even more important, they both have their own plans for the future. And seem unwilling to change them.
I liked Evan’s choice of returning to his wish list. Even if, at one point, even Caitlyn admits it’s childish for a 35 year old guy who’s become a millionaire and could live anywhere and have any type of life he’d want, for him it was important to connect with his past, with the innocent life he once led.
The narration was great as well. Teri Schnaubelt clearly identified between characters and did a good job portraying their emotions. I liked her male voices but most of all I liked how she interpreted all the scenes where Evan talked to the dog. They were beautiful. I know, I’m talking too much about that dog!
Ok, I won’t annoy you more. This was a great read, with the right amount of fun and love. I would have wanted a more spectacular plot, I mean I would have wanted a different kind of decision, not necessarily between following a list of wishes and staying with the girl he loves. But I did appreciate how the author put things in perspective throughout Caitlyn’s sage words. 4 stars and can’t wait to read about the next characters!
I received these audiobooks as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Nancy Warren. The gifting of these audiobooks did not affect my opinion of them.
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Michelle has been figuring out what her life is like now that the demon has been killed, and Sylvia and Varro are dead. Even the clans of witches trying to attract her to their way of life have backed off and given her a chance to grieve. Her relationship with Elron is stronger than ever, but there are things left unsaid.
On the way to her parents’ wedding, the delicate calm she’d been living in is broken. Witches are out for her blood, her family is caught in the crossfire, and friendships are threatened. Work doesn’t let up either, and she partners up with Elron to deal with magic gone wild. Michelle finds that her problems are larger than one clan of witches, and is forced to choose between the people she holds dear and the way of life she loves.
This is the fourth book in a series, following A Witch’s Trial. It is a standalone novel, however, your experience will be greatly enhanced if you’ve heard the previous books.
N.E. Conneely lives in northern Georgia with her dog and a mountain of books. They sweat through the summer and freeze through the winter, and life as they know it comes to an end when so much as a single snowflake falls out of the sky. For fun, N.E. plays with her dog, reads, knits, crochets, paints, and does tie-dyeing and origami. She makes a great pizza and is currently negotiating with her husband about raising sea monkeys and growing a vegetable garden.
Jeff Hays has made a name for himself in the audio book world by creating immersive experiences out of his productions. His versatility and authenticity in voicing characters, expressive low-impact narration, and dedication to offering the highest quality audio possible has earned him a loyal following of listeners. Having been fascinated with sound since he can remember, Jeff takes his background of composing and producing music, and his continual consumption of the avalanche of fictional media we all experience in these modern times, and uses it to inform his style of story telling in the audiobook realm.
And now, having produced more than 80 audio books and perfecting his craft, using the namesake of his live streaming narration show, the Soundbooth Theater shingle has been hung. Soundbooth Theater is dedicated to applying Jeff’s production methods to new audio books with other budding narrator talent, and expanding his scope from audio books, to voicing and producing animation.
Laurie got into voiceover by studying with the legendary dialect expert Paul Meier and hosting the teen program for a nonprofit for the blind, Kansas Audio Reader. She speaks French fluently and, before diving into audiobooks, lived and performed for some time in France. She’s racking up some bizarre credits, playing a range of characters onscreen from Disney princesses to horror scream queens, and proving her audio versatility by narrating everything from cowboy romances to action-packed GameLit fantasy trolls. You can also catch her in a few VR video games. Her favorite is playing confident, power-hungry, whip-smart anti-heroines.
Like Jeff Hays, she hails from the Kansas City area but currently lives in Atlanta.
Why do all the good books have to end??? Every time I finish a book in this series I am a little sad! I loved every book I’ve listened to until now and I will love the next ones as well! After 4 books, I am still not tired of the characters and the problems they face.
In “A Witch’s Concern”, Michelle has to face the issue of her not pertaining to any clan. As we know from the previous books, her grandmother has taken an interest in her, as in she needs an heir for the leadership of her clan. And who better than her powerful niece? Now, Michelle definitely doesn’t have time for that! Between her parents’ long overdue wedding and ridding the world of demons, she really has no time for more family drama. Yet, trouble has a way of appearing when you least need it.
My initial thought when starting the audiobook was in regards to the narration. Hearing a different voice on Michelle’s part was something that I had to adjust with. And since we speak about the narration, Laurie Catherine Winkel is a beautiful addition to the story, even if I was used to hearing Jeff Hays more. I also noticed a slight lack in coordination when saying some of the names (they pronounce the differently), but that’s me being mean and prickly. I loved them both and they did a wonderful job!
Back to the story now. We see a Michelle more confident and even ready to rely on her family and friends for more moral support. She is overwhelmed and all the fights she has had to take catch up with her. But she stands tall and has faith in her powers. She knows she can find a way out in every situation. And her bond with Elron grows tighter; they take timid steps toward something more. We see the medallions they’ve received at the end of book 4 work their magic as well.
Witchcraft and demons are at work in this beautiful continuation of “Witch for Hire”. I loved every minute I spent with the story and I will never get tired of it. N. E Conneely is amazing at building stories that one will never get tired of!
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I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Jeff Hays. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
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