Sunday, October 27, 2013

Fundraising 101

So, here I am celebrating my great-nephew's 3rd birthday. That's my niece, Jessica, with me. I decided I'd try to do a little fundraising for a new van or at least a newer van. I've got a beast of a van, a 1985 Econoline, that only works if it feels like it which isn't very often. So Jess and I put our heads together (much like in the picture above) and having been on the look out for a legit fundraising site that didn't take too much of the actual donations and I finally found one with the help of my best friend, Megan. It's called GoFundMe and it is a fabulous site that has helped a lot of people.

I've filled out the necessary form, uploaded a picture and have now posted on Facebook and Twitter. I've sent emails out and now my final stop is here. If anyone is interested in helping out by either a donation or simply by sharing my link I would be forever grateful. Here is the link.......

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

If You Were Mine (The Sullivans #5) by Bella Andre

Can two people who have both sworn off love find forever in each other's arms?

The last thing Zach Sullivan wants is to take care of his brother's new puppy for two weeks. Until he meets the dog trainer, that is. Heather is bright, beautiful, and he can't stop thinking about her. Unfortunately, she just might be the only woman on earth who wants nothing to do with him.

Heather Linsey can't believe she's stuck working with one of the city’s top dogs, auto-shop tycoon Zach Sullivan. Especially when his focus is clear from the start—not only to learn how to deal with his temporary puppy...but also to make Heather his. Having sworn off love at seventeen when she realized it was nothing more than a pack of lies, she has stuck to her vow never to fall for a charming man.

But as Heather's determination to push Zach away only fuels his determination to get closer—and the sensual and emotional connection between them grows more and more undeniable—will the biggest Sullivan bad boy of all tempt her into believing in love again?

ebook, 194 pages
Published May 22nd 2012 by Oak Press
5/5 Stars
Zack is my favorite Sullivan now; it's official. I'm so happy I took a chance on reading this series because each book just keeps getting better with each sibling. I'm so emotionally invested in this family right now I feel as if I know them personally or maybe grew up with them and have reconnected after years apart. Heather and Zack were absolutely perfect for each other in every way. They each gave the other exactly what they needed. I think Heather will make a damn fine Sullivan too. I'm excited to read Ryan's story next, but at the same time I know I'm one book closer to the end of the series and I'm definitely not looking forward to that. Maybe there's some cousins hiding away somewhere.

Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Protecting His Witness (Red Stone Security #7)

Seven years ago she broke his heart…

Leaving Vincent was the hardest thing Jordan Alvarado ever had to do, but she had no choice. Now she’s back and looking for forgiveness so she can move on with her life. She doesn’t expect the smoldering attraction between them to still be there, burning hotter than ever. After the way she hurt him she knows things will never be the same again and that in the end, she’s the one who will get her heart broken when he walks away.

He’s not letting her go again…

Former SEAL Vincent Hansen never got over Jordan and the way she up and left him without a trace. After she suddenly reappears and explains what happened, he’s even more furious. He doesn’t know what he wants from her, but when she’s targeted in a series of potentially deadly attacks, he realizes he can’t give her up again. He won’t. Now he’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe and convince her that she was always meant to be his.

4.5/5 Stars

I'm fairly new to Katie Reus and have read a couple of her books in each genre she writes and have come to the conclusion that she is one hellva writer. This was my first book of this series and I can already tell you that I'm itching to go buy the rest of them. I didn't feel as if I lost anything in not reading the other books first, so this can be read as a stand alone. My only complaint with this book is it was too short! I want more Vincent and Jordan. There was the insta-love that I usually don't like, but with these two it worked since they'd had a prior relationship. I can't wait to read more from this series, but since I haven't read the first six, I definitely have something to tide me over.

Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Getting Rowdy (Love Undercover #3) by Lori Foster

An alpha hero's attraction to the one woman he can't have could draw him into a killer's snare in the sizzling new novel from New York Times bestselling author Lori Foster
Charismatic bar owner Rowdy Yates isn't the kind of man women say no to. So when he approaches waitress Avery Mullins, he fully expects to get her number. However, the elusive beauty has her reasons for keeping her distance-including a past that might come back to haunt them both.

Avery spends her nights working for tips...and trying to forget the secret Rowdy is determined to unearth. But when history threatens to repeat itself, Avery grows to rely on Rowdy's protective presence. As the sparks between them ignite, she will be forced to choose between the security she's finally found...and the passion she's always wanted.

5/5 Stars

I have loved Rowdy from the very moment he burst into this series and have been looking forward to reading his story from the beginning. He so needed a HEA and I think Avery was perfect for him. At times his story was sad and other times I couldn't help but shake my head at his antics. He's just so damn lovable even when he's being a jerk. Hopefully there will be more books in this series (Dash and Cannon) because I can't wait to see peaks of his life as a married man and eventually a father (you just know he'll make a kick-ass father). Strongly recommend this book, but even though it can be read as a stand alone in order to get the full effect of his awesomeness it should be read in order.

Thanks to Netgalley for the ARC.