Tuesday, October 17, 2017


Series:  Misadventures #4
Author:  Shayla Black
Publish Date:   10.17.2017
Publisher:  Waterhouse Press
Category /Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content
Grammar/editing:  A – near perfect
Received from: Waterhouse Press (as an ARC gifted copy via NetGalley)
Tour by:  Bare Naked Words
Date completed: 10.07.17

Description from the publisher:
An Overnight Billionaire... When Carson Frost inherits a confectionary that rakes in billions but is too cash-strapped to last another sixty days, he agrees to take a loan from his late father's rival. There are two catches: Carson has to sign over a permanent stake in the company, and marry the man's daughter.

Concocts a Fake Bride... Two weeks before the wedding, he gets cold feet and claims he's in love with someone else. The investor says he'll still hand over the cash if Carson takes a stroll down the aisle--with the woman who owns his heart. Since he isn't even dating anyone, Carson panics. Where is he going to find a bride willing to jilt him at the altar on such short notice?

And Whips Up a Little Love. Ella Hope is an actress happy for any paying gig, but jilting a hottie in public isn't what she had in mind. Still, she needs rent, and he's in a bind. How hard can it be? While playing at matrimony, suddenly their intimacy isn't so fake. Ella can't help but fantasize that Carson is her groom and they will live happily ever after. But once his company is safe, will he want her anymore?

MISADVENTURES OF A BACKUP BRIDE is the fourth release in the Misadventures series.  These stories are all independent and each stand on their own.

What a sweet and sexy story - sigh.  I loved the romance, the insta-lust turned love, the quirky quips, and I especially loved the honesty.  Now, you might ask how a book based on lies about a fake fiancé could be all about honesty.  Read it!  It is!

This is the first book I have read from Shayla Black.  I hope it won’t be my last.  Her titles are intriguing!

Note:  while I was given this book as a gifted ARC, my opinions are my own and are given freely.

Misadventures series:

1.      Misadventures of a City Girl (Meredith Wild and Chelle Bliss)
2.      Misadventures of a Good Wife (Meredith Wild and Helen Hardt)
3.      Misadventures with a Super Hero (Angel Payne)
4.      Misadventures of a Backup Bride  (Shayla Black)
5.      Misadventures of the First Daughter (Meredith Wild and Mia Michelle)
6.      Misadventures on the Night Shift (Lauren Rowe)
7.      Misadventures of a Valedictorian (M.F. Wild and Mia Michelle)
8.      Misadventures of a College Girl (Lauren Rowe)
9.      Misadventures of a Time Traveler (Angel Payne)
10.  Misadventures with My Roommate (Elizabeth Hayley)
11.  Misadventures of a Rookie (Toni Aleo)
12.  Misadventures with the Boss (Kendall Ryan)
13.  Misadventures with a Rockstar (Helen Hardt)

Also from Shayla Black:
·         Dangerous Boys and Their Toys
·         Four Play
·         Her Fantasy Men
·         His Stolen Bride
·         His Undeniable Secret
·         Naughty Little Secret
·         A Perfect Match
·         Strictly Seduction
·         One Wicked Night
·         Watch Me
The Doms of Her Life Series:
1.      One Dom to Love
2.      The Young and the Submissive
3.      The Bold and the Dominant
4.      The Edge of Dominance
Doomsday Brethren Series:
1.      Tempt Me with Darkness
1.5 Fated
2.      Seduce Me in Shadow
3.      Possess Me at Midnight
4.      Entice Me at Twilight
4.5 Haunted by Your Touch
5.      Embrace Me at Dawn
Masters of Ménage Series:
1.      Their Virgin Captive
2.      Their Virgin Secret
3.      Their Virgin Concubine
4.      Their Virgin Princess
5.      Their Virgin Hostage
6.      Their Virgin Secretary
7.      Their Virgin Mistress
More Than Words Series:
1.      More Than Want You
2.      More Than Need You
3.      More Than Love You
Perfect Gentlemen Series:
1.      Scandal Never Sleeps
2.      Seduction in Session
3.      Big, Easy Temptation
4.      Smoke and Sin
Wicked Lovers Series:
1.      Wicked Ties
2.      Decadent
3.      Delicious
4.      Surrender to Me
5.      Belong to Me
6.      Mine to Hold
6.5 Wicked All the Way
7.      Ours to Love
7.5 Wicked All Night
7.5 Wicked and Dangerous
7.75 Forever Wicked
8.      Theirs to Cherish
9.      His to Take
9.5 Pure Wicked
10.  Wicked for You
11.  Falling in Deeper
11.5 Dirty Wicked
11.75 A Very Wicked Christmas
12.  Holding on Tighter


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Shayla Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than fifty novels. For nearly twenty years, she’s written contemporary, erotic, paranormal, and historical romances via traditional, independent, foreign, and audio publishers. Her books have sold millions of copies and been published in a dozen languages.
Raised an only child, Shayla occupied herself with lots of daydreaming, much to the chagrin of her teachers. In college, she found her love for reading and realized that she could have a career publishing the stories spinning in her imagination. Though she graduated with a degree in Marketing/Advertising and embarked on a stint in corporate America to pay the bills, her heart has always been with her characters. She’s thrilled that she’s been living her dream as a full-time author for the past eight years.
Shayla currently lives in North Texas with her wonderfully supportive husband, her teenage daughter, and two spoiled tabbies. In her “free” time, she enjoys reality TV, reading, and listening to an eclectic blend of music.

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Tuesday, October 10, 2017


Series:  Misadventures #3
Author:  Angel Payne
Publish Date:   10.10.2017
Publisher:  Waterhouse Press
Category /Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Recommended for:  18+ due to sexual content
Grammar/editing: A – near perfect
Received from: Waterhouse Press (via NetGalley as an ARC gifted copy)
Tour by:  Bare Naked Words
Date completed: 10.07.2017

Description from the publisher:
Working the night shift at a five-star hotel in downtown Los Angeles, I get my fair share of weirdos. But none of them prepared me for the night I met Bolt. He saved my life.

Now, he's my super hero--the hunk I'm yearning to thank in more creative ways than a damn kiss on the cheek. Too bad he's actually Reece Richards, my full-on nerd of a real-life boss.

He's got some commitment issues thanks to his evil ex and global empire--and from having to save the city from a maniac out to destroy everything he loves.

But there's something that just may interfere with all those plans. My heart.


MISADVENTURES WITH A SUPER HERO is the third book in the Misadventures series.  Each book is a stand-alone romance with no need to have read the others, but I would still recommend each that I have read so far.

A new trope for me – a super hero, complete with the corny catch phrase, “Gotta Bolt!”  I have to say I loved it.  Between Reece and Emma, it is sexy, sweet, silly at times, but also serious when needed, there is a touch of sophistication, and a lot of geek … in other words:  a lot like me!

There is plenty of action to keep the story moving.  The sex is hot as Hell.  I was laughing out loud many times as I read, and had a few “aww” moments, too. 

This is the first book that I have read from Angel Payne and I am truly excited that the ninth book in this series is also from her, MISADVENTURES OF A TIME TRAVELER!  I am looking forward to reading that one in March. 

Note:  while I was given this book as a gifted ARC, my opinions are my own and are given freely.

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 Also from Angel Payne:
·         Animal Attraction
·         An Elite Dare
·         Permanent Marker
·         Star of Wonder
·         Suited for Sin:  Sigh
·         Suited for Sin:  Sing
·         Suited for Sin:  Submit
·         Three Part Harmony
Secrets of Stone Series:
1.      No Prince Charming
2.      No More Masquerade
3.      No Perfect Princess
4.      No Magic Moment
5.      No Simple Sacrifice
6.      No Broken Bond
7.      No White Knight
W.I.L.D. Boys of Special Forces Series:
1.      Saved by His Submissive
2.      Handcuffed by Her Hero
3.      Surrendering to Her Sergeant
4.      A WILDer Wonderland
5.      Wet for Her Warriors
6.      Hot for His Hostage
7.      A WILDer Kind of Love
8.      Mastered by the Mavericks
9.      WILD Card
10.  Ready for His Rule
Cimarron Series:
1.      Into His Dark
2.      Into His Command
3.      Into Her Fantasies
Temptation Court Series:
1.      Naughty Little Gift
2.      Pretty Perfect Toy
3.      Bold Beautiful Love
Honor Bound Series:
1.      Saved
2.      Cuffed




USA Today bestselling romance author Angel Payne has been reading and writing her entire life, though her love for romances turned serious at Chapman University in Southern California, where she took departmental honors for English. She began getting a paycheck for her writing when composing record reviews for a Beverly Hills-based dance music magazine, and working in promotions at LA-based KROQ-FM. She was also a music industry PA, fashion ramp model, night club DJ, special events coordinator, tour guide, and hotel group sales manager before returning to the thing she loves the most: creating character-based romantic fiction.
Angel has written for four publishing houses, and is also independently published. She most enjoys focusing on high heat and high concepts starring memorable alpha men and the women who love them. She has numerous book series to her credit, including the Suited for Sin series, the Cimarron Saga, the Temptation Court series, the Secrets of Stone series (with Victoria Blue), the Lords of Sin historicals, and the popular WILD Boys of Special Forces series. She’s excited to be one of the inaugural authors for Waterhouse Press’s prestigious MISADVENTURES series.
Angel still lives in Southern California, where she is married to her soul mate and lives on a street that looks like Brigadoon, with their awesome daughter and Lady Claire, the dog with impeccable manners. When not writing, she is a proud cos play mom, and also enjoys reading, pop culture, alt rock, cute shoes, and being active in the outdoors.
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