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Friday, May 30, 2014

"Hold On Tight" (Serena Bell)

Hold On Tight by Serena Bell. The story of Jake and Mira - two people reunited after 8 long years, during which both experienced big events - Jake's horrific and MIra's uplifting, although difficult. I had high hopes for this one but at times, I was disappointed. It bothered me a bit all the emphasis put on Mira being a single mom - she lived with her parents who supported her for seven years. Many single moms struggle financially and emotionally with not much support, but she had that - even if she wanted to be more independent. While she was a good mom, she had only recently truly felt the affects of being a single mom on her own. Jake lost his leg while serving his country - the fact that he "didn't have PTSD" and didn't seek professional help was upsetting - he obviously was struggling with what he went through while at war, even if he didn't want to "put a gun in his mouth". Every decision he was making was based on that one horrific event. I did love how Mira was able to break him down and reveal his feelings and thoughts that he kept bottled up. I enjoyed Sam and how Mira was overprotective but Jake only wanted him to be a boy and enjoy everything, despite his allergies and asthma. What I didn't like was Jake seemed to only want to be a part of Sam's life if he could have Mira. I believed he loved Sam but would run away from him as soon as he had a disagreement with Mira. This story had a ton of potential and overall, was good. I just didn't always feel the connection with the characters that I would have liked to. ✔✔✔
(Received ARC from NetGalley for honest review)

Thursday, May 29, 2014

"Losing Control" (Jen Frederick) Release Giveaway! Win a Kindle Fire!!!

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I’d do anything to keep my mother alive.
Anything, including ask Ian Kerr for help. I don’t know much about him, except that he has more money than some small countries. And he’s willing to spend it on me. Just one catch: there’s a string attached, and not just the one I feel pulling me into his arms and his bed. There’s also the plan for revenge he wants my help with.
Every time he says my name, it makes my body shiver and my heart stutter. I know he’s going to wreck me, know there won’t be anything left of me but lust and sensation by the time he’s done with me, but even though I can see the heartbreak coming towards me like a train, ready to crash into me, I can’t get out of the way. I want what he makes me feel. Want what he’s offering.
This may have started out as something to save my mother, but now…now it’s about what he makes me feel. I’m in danger of losing everything that’s important. Worse? Ian's whispered words and hot caresses are making me believe that's okay.


“Bad morning?”
The question comes from a rich deep voice to my right. Some stupid actor, probably. The notes of his voice are perfectly modulated as if he spent years perfecting the tone and depth to reach the biggest audience.

“Yeah, what’s it to you?” I challenge because I’m not in the mood to be chatted up by some wannabe in an off, off Broadway production who wants to try out some new lines on a messenger girl.

My sneering gaze melts right off my face when it lands on the owner of the voice. Dark haired and dark eyed, the stranger gives me a slow smile as I take him in. He’s tall, much taller than my five foot four inch frame. I have to trek upward to see the entire package.

And there’s so much to appreciate from his trim waist to the wide shoulders encased in a gray wool suit coat that fits him so well I wonder if he was sewn into it. Tiny stitches on the lapel mark it’s expensive provenance. A dark tanned neck gives way to a firm chin and lush lips.

Bee stung is the description that I’ve heard used to describe the same look on super models. Those lips are about the only soft thing on his face. Those lips and a hollow on the side of his face that appears when those plush lips curve upward. The divot is too shallow and wide to be termed a dimple, but it’s just as devastating.
One hand is stuck in a pocket and his jacket is pushed behind the hand to reveal a flat stomach. No desk paunch on this guy. There’s an intense sexual aura about him. The nonchalant stance, the dark gaze, the lush lips are all an invitation to rip the buttons of his snowy white shirt apart and see exactly what lies underneath all of those fabrics.
I stick a thumb under my jaw under the guise of giving my chin a scratch just to make sure my mouth is closed. This guy? He can practice lines with me all he wants.
Cat's Review
Wow! Once again, Ms. Frederick has written a tale that had me captivated from start to finish. Her characters are real and the reader can relate with each feeling that the characters experience. This is the story of Victoria and Ian. She's a bike messenger looking for more work to help support her sickly mother. He's a rich, alpha male that is also sweet, kind and a bit possessive! Victoria is strong yet vulnerable - she takes what she's handed and does what she can but doesn't feel she is enough for Ian. Watching the love bloom and Ian and Victoria come together is a thing of beauty and something you don't want to miss! You will laugh, cry and cheer for our couple! ✔✔✔✔✔
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Bestselling author Jen Frederick lives with her husband, child, and one rambunctious dog. She's been reading stories all her life but never imagined writing one of her own. Jen loves to hear from readers so drop her a line at

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

A Lot Happening Today on Cat's Reviews!

Today is a busy day here at Cat's Reviews!  We have the latest, hottest Cover Reveal for Sawyer Bennett's new book "Alex".  Also, be sure to check out "To Dream of a Highlander" by Samantha Holt, that includes a review, excerpt and a giveaway!  Check it all out below!

"To Dream of a Highlander" (Samantha Holt) Blog Tour & Giveaway!

Sent on a rescue mission, Finn Mac Chaluim is prepared to do his duty, hand over the lass and return home.

But fate has other ideas.

In the midst of a Norse invasion, Catriona barely escapes with her life. Masquerading as her sister, she finds herself in the hands of Finn who intends to hand her over to her sister’s betrothed, Laird Gillean. In the interests of bringing peace to her home, Catriona is determined to continue the ruse—even if it means going along with the marriage and denying her growing attraction to a man who keeps his hurts hidden behind a quick grin.

If the green faery, Tèile, has anything to do with it, Catriona and Finn will come together—but only at the right time. Thanks to her last attempt at matchmaking, many paths were changed and now it’s up to her to put it right. Can she help Finn— who learned the hard way that sharing your life with someone only leads to heartache—get past his doubts? And will the battle-scarred Catriona even accept him into her heart? When Laird Gillean’s attentions toward Catriona become dangerous, both Finn and Tèile will find they have an uphill battle on their hands.

Title – To Dream of a Highlander
Series – Highland Fae Chornicles #2
Author – Samantha Holt
Genre – Historical Romance
Publication Date – 11th April 2014
Length (Pages/# Words) – 65000
Cover Artist – Kim Killion

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Cat's Review
"TO DREAM OF A HIGHLANDER" by Samantha Holt.  Ms. Holt has done it again!  "To Dream of a Highlander" is an action-packed, romance-filled story that keeps you turning page after page.  Our Hero, Finn is wonderful - I fell in love with him right away.  He still struggles with the loss of his wife and child but can't deny his attraction and chemistry to Catriona.  Our heroine, Catriona,  is both strong yet vulnerable yet very brave.  She has seen much bloodshed during her life and is determined to help the people of Bute, doing whatever it takes. An additional bright spot of this story is Tiele, a green faeri. Tiele is a delight and so enjoyable and offers some amusement while she works at dealing with the humans.  Highlander fans and historical fiction fans and any romance fans - this is a MUST read!   ✔✔✔✔✔

"ALEX" COVER REVEAL! (Sawyer Bennett)

Ooh La La!  Here it is...Sawyer Bennett's 

ALEX: A Cold Fury Hockey Novel by Sawyer Bennett

Loveswept (Random House) is thrilled to debut the cover of ALEX: A Cold Fury Hockey Novel by USA Today bestselling author Sawyer Bennett! ALEX is the first in a sexy and exciting new series that’s hot enough to melt the ice…
About ALEX:

Hockey star Alexander Crossman has a reputation as a cold-hearted player on and off the rink. Pushed into the sport by an alcoholic father, Alex isn’t afraid to give fans the proverbial middle finger, relishing his role as the MVP they love to hate. Management, however, isn’t so amused. Now Alex has a choice: fix his public image through community service or ride the bench. But Alex refuses to be molded into the Carolina Cold Fury poster boy… not even by a tempting redhead with killer curves.
As a social worker, Sutton Price is accustomed to difficult people—like Alex, who’s been assigned to help her create a drug-abuse awareness program for at-risk youth as part of the team’s effort to clean up his image. What she doesn’t expect is the arrogant smirk from his perfect lips to stir her most heated fantasies. But Sutton isn’t one to cross professional boundaries—and besides, Alex doesn’t do relationships… or does he? The more she sees behind Alex’s bad-boy façade, the more Sutton craves the man she uncovers.

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ALEX (A Cold Fury Hockey Novel)
Loveswept Contemporary Romance
Written by Sawyer Bennett
On sale: October 14, 2014
ISBN: 978-0-553-39300-2

Cat's Review
Can't wait to read this one!  Ms. Bennett is one of my faves and this one looks to be as hot as ever, if the cover is any indication!   Be sure to check it out and pre-order it today!

About Sawyer Bennett
USA Today bestselling author Sawyer Bennett is a snarky Southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. Her husband works for a Fortune 100 company which lets him fly all over the world while she stays at home with their daughter and three big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.

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