Thundering Luv Review

Thundering Luv by L.M. Prescott
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Jewel has always been able to get the guy she wanted. The starting jock on the football team, the team captain on the basketball team, and the lead swimmer on the swim team. Problem is, she didn't find them the least bit exciting. Was she cold or a she-wolf for guys? Colin thought so, and he'd do anything to bring her down a peg or two. When these two collide on the sandy beach during their mixed up summer vacation, sparks fly, making this a summer neither will forget.

This book was a wonderful read. It had a great storyline with enough suspense and romance to keep the reader reading. Jewel and Colin find themselves at the same place for their vacations. While at school, Colin watched Jewel from afar and Jewel did not really know who he was. When they find themselves together, they finally get to know each other and change the views they have of one another. Now, they have a chance for a relationship but will it last?

I would recommend this book for everyone.


Sawyer Bennett Spotlight

“I'm not sure what possessed me to do it. Maybe it was the impossible expectations I faced, maybe it was my own self-loathing. But I just knew I needed something different to happen. I needed someone... something... to derail me from my current path. Otherwise, I would become lost... a hollowed out shell of a man. So I did it. I approached her, then I pursued her, then I made her mine. And my life was saved...”

Ryan Burnham is the privileged son of a U.S. Congressman and captain of his university’s hockey team. While he is on the verge of fulfilling his dreams to play in the NHL, his parents want him on a different course. One he is expected to accept for the sake of his family’s public image.

Forced her to abandon her music career after the heart breaking death of her parents, Danny Cross exists on the opposite side of the tracks from Ryan. She is struggling to make her own way, working two jobs, attending college part time and volunteering in a homeless shelter. She is on a mission to build her own success.

With a chance meeting, their vastly different worlds collide, causing each to evaluate whether they are truly on the correct path to self-fulfillment and happiness. Can their relationship survive? Particularly when others are against them every step of the way. A lot can happen in just ten short days...

“There is a vulnerability there, hovering just below the surface. And I want to pick at it until I expose it. Then I want to kiss it." 

Two years ago, Emily Burnham had an epiphany about the shallowness of her life. And she made it her mission to become a different person…a better woman. Out from under the controlling thumb of her mother, Emily is tasting the real world for the first time. And she likes it.

Nixon Caldwell has served his time in the Marine Corps, surviving two brutal tours in Afghanistan. He is back home, surrounded by what he likes best…isolation. It's certainly the best way to avoid confrontation of the consuming guilt that is weighing him down.

When an accident brings Emily and Nix together, he soon learns he is not the master of his own fate. Struggling with his own pain, Nix tries to guard himself against Emily’s charms. He wants her in his bed, but he doesn’t want her in his heart. 

Having grabbed life by the horns, Emily wants it all. But is she willing to accept just the small part of himself that Nix is offering? Can she reach the part of his soul that he has deemed to be Off Limits?

The sparks of dislike burn hot, but the sparks of mutual attraction burn even hotter.

Ever Montgomery suffered the ultimate betrayal by the one man who she should have been able to count on for anything. It has left her hurt, jaded, and incapable of forming relationships, but it also means that she can spot a liar a mile away. These traits are earning her a reputation as a reporter with a keen nose for a good story and a complete understanding of the extreme power of the written word.

Lincoln Caldwell is the hot goalie for the New York Rangers. At twenty-four and a rising star, he works hard and he plays even harder. He’s gorgeous and carefree—the ultimate charmer. Ladies fall at his feet and the single life has never been lived the way Linc Caldwell does it.

When Ever publishes an article about Linc containing information that she received off the record, she finds herself on the receiving end of the athlete’s fury. Rather than basking in the glory of exposing Linc as a shameless user of women, she finds herself at his mercy when he demands and receives retribution. Required by her editor to trail Linc for six weeks, Ever is forced to look at the real Linc Caldwell.

And she just might find that she has misjudged him.

Renner Caldwell has her life perfectly mapped out. She has the ideal relationship, the perfect job and all is right in her world. When a shameful turn of events happens, she boards the first plane bound for Ireland to lick her wounds and get her head back on straight.

Cillian O’Braidagh is the sexy, front man to the Irish rock band, Over The Edge. His rising fame and sultry voice make him every woman’s fantasy come true. Not to mention his single-minded determination. To put it simply: what Cillian wants, Cillian always gets. And he wants Renner, because there’s just something about the flame-haired beauty he has to possess.

If their relationship was just about sex and rock n’ roll, it would be easy for them to get lost in their desires. Only their relationship is anything but a hook-up. Will lies, deceit and hidden tragedy get in the way, making the path to true love uncertain? Or will the girl whose been knocked Off Course, find her footing with the man who is teaching her it’s okay to lose control?

Sawyer is an amazing author who writes amazing books. Make sure you check out all of her books and you will fall in love with all of the SEXY men and Beautiful women she writes about!!!


Elizabeth James Spotlight

Callie Brandon wasn't looking for love; it always ended up at the feet of someone else. But when a sexy architect sets his determined, baby blue eyes on her, she starts to believe maybe life has designed her very own "happily ever after".

This is the first book that I have read by Elizabeth James, but it won’t be the last!  I loved her style; she really brought her characters to life.  Callie was so real that I found myself invested in her story.  She was someone I would love to know because she was smart, likable and relatable.  She was a strong lady who somehow didn’t have a sense of her own attractiveness, but even without it, she had a good professional and personal image of herself.  I liked her sense of conviction about the decisions she made—just threw her heart into her dreams.  She had a great friend (loved Jane!)  and of course, Justin was every girl’s dream—gorgeous, sweet, funny and devoted.  Their chemistry was wonderful and the dialogue was terrific.  There were many times that I literally laughed aloud.  There was conflict that I could see coming, but it didn’t happen quite the way that I expected .  What a great feel-good story! 
This book was reviewed by one of our new reviewers Mary!



Jane Carter’s life had never been easy. Leaving her parents behind only to be abandoned pregnant by the one man she thought she could depend on, she had a sense that things just weren’t going to be easy for her or her precious daughter Jolene. She’s so skeptical about life, she thinks she’s dreaming when she catches the eye of handsome, successful architect Jay Anderson. Will Jay be willing to accept her and her child or will she be forced to return to a past that just won’t go away. Falling in love is easy. Life is hard. Has life finally designed the happy ending she’s always dreamed of?

Book 3
They met by chance, and fell in love. But is it meant to be forever?
Callie and Justin are living their fairytale. They are so close to having the family they’ve always when suddenly Callie finds herself fighting the insecurities that she’s been feeling all of her life. This time, the results could be deadly. Can Justin help heal her pain or will the stress drive them apart? Jay and Jane are trying to plan their future as they face the challenge of Tyler’s fight for the child he’s never known. Jolene becomes the pawn in a dangerous game until a tragic twist of fate forces Jane to finally confront the man she once loved. 
Their fates are set, their lives intertwined and their happiness in jeopardy. Can they all finally find their happily ever after?



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Michelle Lynn Spotlight

Growing up in small town Belcrest, Maddy Jennings thought she was destined to be with her childhood love Trent Basso. Their friendship blossomed into love as they weaved in and out of each other’s lives, from school aged to young adulthood. During her complicated path with Trent, another love interest seems to be her constant. The problem is the other love interest is Trent’s older brother. Trent’s brother is bound to keep a promise to him even if it means keeping his distance from Maddy, but it doesn’t stop him from being a friend she can count on. 

When Maddy returns to her hometown after two years for her brother’s wedding, she will have to face not only Trent but his brother as well. As the two Basso brothers fight to win her heart, she struggles to forgive her mom and accept her apology, in order to mend their relationship? 

She must decide to either forfeit her happiness or tear a family apart.

I loved this book! I loved the characters Maddy was amazing and she was a strong female character and the Basso boys OMG I wanted one with the descriptions of them. It was a book that could be relatable but also a book that is something to just get lost in. I loved the flips from past to present and the fact that there is NO CLIFFHANGER!!! I highly recommend this book because its a love story with a lot of drama and twists. 





D.R. Graham Spotlight

The family boat is trashed; sixteen-year-old Matt Mahony has a phone in his pocket that doesn’t belong to him; thirteen-year-old Sinclair Mahony is lying in a hospital bed refusing to tell what happened; their dad is sitting in the dark drinking whiskey; and someone is definitely lying. The only thing Matt knows for sure is that when a Mahony brother says, "Hit That and You’re Dead", it’s a guarantee.

Eventually, I work up the strength to walk down the hall and poke my head out the door to the waiting room. Brady, Dean, and Dad all sit up.

“Where’s Megan?” I ask.

Brady points to a spot behind the door. I step out further into the waiting room and peer around the door. “I need your help.”

She gets up and glances at my family then follows me into the corridor. I close the door behind us so they can’t hear us. “Do you have gum?”

Her eyebrows angle into a confused expression. She digs into her purse and gives me a mint. “Matt, you’re shaking.”

“The same thing happened to her that happened to you.”

“What are you talking about?” Her mouth drops open as she figures it out. “Oh.” She closes her eyes in a long blink and takes a heavy breath. “Oh no.”

“Do you think she would rather have someone with her when they do the tests and stuff, or do it alone?”

She exhales slowly. “Probably have someone with her, but you can just ask her what she would prefer.”

“If she wants me to stay with her, I don’t think I can do it.”

“I’ll do it if she’s okay with it,” Megan offers.

“No.” I run my hands through my hair. “I should. I just don’t know if I can.”

“I want to help. It’ll be fine.” She wraps her fingers around mine.

I lead her back to Sinclair’s cubicle and push the curtain to the side. Sinclair’s crying again.

“Clair Bear. They’re going to do those tests real quick. Do you want someone to stay with you?”

She nods.

“Would you rather I stay or Megan?”

“I’ve gone through this before,” Megan jumps in.


“Yeah, they don’t take too long and then when it’s all over you’ll feel better. I promise.”

Sinclair is quiet as she thinks. Finally, she whispers, “I want Megan to stay, but Mattie just wait outside. Don’t leave.”


I can’t stand still, so I pace back and forth in the corridor while I wait. I think I’m making the other doctors and nurses edgy. The doctor comes back out, leaving the nurse and Megan inside with Sinclair. “Is your family out in the waiting room?’


“I’m going to fill them in now. Would you like to come?”

“No.” Hell, no. I don’t even want to be in the same country when she tells them. “I told Sinclair I would stay here.”

“Okay,” she says then walks towards the door that leads to the waiting room.

I hope my dad doesn’t go ballistic. I slide my back down the wall and sit on the floor then hug my knees and put my forehead down. Footsteps approach. I look up to see two police officers walking down the corridor. Brady probably knows them. I wonder if they’re here because of what happened to Sinclair. I can’t believe it happened. How did it happen? She was at the party dancing, then she was in her bed sleeping, and now she’s in the hospital.

Rage brews inside me. I take deep breaths because I don’t want to scare Megan, or Sinclair for that matter. I go over in my mind what could have happened. It could have been any one of those guys at the party who were scoping her out – Josh, Scott, Connor, Adam – maybe even more who I didn’t know about. Maybe I pissed off the wrong person and he did it just to get back at me. Oh my God. It’s totally my fault.

I rub my face with my hands trying to erase all of it from my mind. I want to go back in time. If I knew this was going to happen, I would have kept my mouth shut around those guys and passed on alone time with Megan. If I knew that Sinclair was going to get hurt, I would have never left her side. Why did I leave her side? I was being selfish. My dad’s probably losing it in the waiting room. I’m glad I’m not there to see that.

Megan appears through the slit in the curtain and steps across the corridor towards me. She crouches and puts her hands on my knees then leans forward and kisses me. “She wants you to go back in now. I’ll be out in the waiting room.”

“Thanks.” I get up and enter the cubicle.

Sinclair is curled up on her side staring at the wall. I stand next to the stretcher and hold her hand. If only I could stand beside her and keep her safe forever. My muscles flinch when the waiting room doors slam open.

“Where is she?” Crosby shouts.

“You can’t go in right now,” Brady warns.

I poke my head out of the crack in the curtain. Brady, Dean, and Dad are all chasing Crosby down the hall towards us. Dean jumps on Crosby’s back and tackles him to the ground. They smash into a trolley that has medical equipment on it. It flies across the corridor and tips over when it hits the wall. My dad yanks Dean off Crosby and pushes him up against the wall. Brady holds Crosby down on the ground with his knee to prevent him from getting near Sinclair.

Megan is standing near the door to the waiting room watching the chaos. Doctors and nurses start rushing around. One of them picks up a phone and asks for security.

“Get off of me. I want to see Clair,” Crosby chokes out.

“You can’t.” Brady pulls Crosby to his feet, but doesn’t release his hold on him.

“Why? She’s my sister too, and she’s hurt. I want to see her.”

Crosby tries to shove Brady, but Brady digs his hands into Crosby’s shoulders and smashes him up against the wall. He presses his forearm against Crosby’s throat and says, “Later. Just let the doctors and nurses do their jobs. Wait outside. You can see her when they say it’s okay.”

“Don’t tell me what to do.”

“You’re not going in,” Dad roars. “Now, cut it out.”

All three of my brothers look at our dad and stop fighting. Brady steps back. Crosby looks like he’s going to go back to the waiting room when Sinclair’s little girl voice comes floating out of her cubicle, “It’s okay. Crosby can come in.”

The security guards show up just as Crosby opens the yellow curtain. They don’t stop him from going into the cubicle, probably because Dean is the one wearing pyjama bottoms with no shirt and looks like an escaped patient from the psych ward.

“Clair Bear. Who hurt you?” Crosby asks.

She doesn’t say anything in response.

The security guards escort us all back into the waiting room. Crosby stays with Sinclair. Megan is trembling and her face has turned white.

“Sorry,” I whisper.

“I think I’m going to call my mom to come pick me up.”

“I understand. I’m sorry.”

Well, it was nice being her boyfriend while it lasted. I walk her out to the parking lot and wait with her. I wonder if my family will be the reason that all of my relationships end. I might have to start going out with girls like Piper who get off on the adrenaline. I don’t like girls like Piper. I like girls like Megan. I like nice girls who are always going to be afraid of my insane family.

Reason for writing HIT THAT AND YOU'RE DEAD:

In addition to being an author of Young Adult and New Adult novels, I am also a therapist in private practice.
The first time I helped a teenager tell her parents in a counselling session that she had been sexually assaulted, I saw a look of intense protective rage flash across her father’s face. It was only there for a brief moment before his expression melted into love and sadness for his daughter.
I have always wondered what that protective rage might have made him capable of doing. That’s why I wrote HIT THAT AND YOU’RE DEAD.



Karli Perrin Spotlight

What happens when your head and your heart pull you in completely opposite directions? 

April Adams is about to find out the hard way.
When April enrols at Manchester University, it feels like a whole new life. New city, new house, new friends...new crush. 
Isaac Sharpe is the hottest guy on campus - with an even hotter reputation. After a chance meeting, April quickly finds herself wrapped up in all that he is. But what if all that he is isn't what it seems?
Caught up in a battle between what she wants and what she thinks she needs, April meets Lukas Roberts. Lukas is the security blanket that she craves so desperately and she finds solace in their friendship. But what happens when she finds more than she bargained for?
April has always been a big believer of fate, but will she learn that she's in control of her own destiny before it's too late?
Join April as she embarks on a life changing journey of love and loss, which will have you laughing and crying until the very end.

I ADORED this book to begin with. In my opinion I felt like it was an awesome combination of drama and romance. I loved how dynamic the characters are. I highly recommend this book because it is well written and a captivating story. 



Rebecca Lewis Spotlight

Seventeen-year-old Lacey Kind doesn’t have the guts to talk to cute boys, isn’t a size two, and would rather stay home and listen to music than go to a party. But in the summer before her first year of college, she ends up thousands of miles away from home, in the back of a tour bus, underneath the half-naked body of the hottest teen rock star in the country.

When Lacey and her best friend Trina sneak into a Boston nightclub to see their favorite band, they not only get to watch their rock gods perform for the first time, but score a chance to meet the band too. Lacey’s heart races as she comes face-to-face with her idol, nineteen-year-old lead singer, Logan Shire.

The girls charm their way into being hired to sell merchandise on Lansdowne’s first summer tour. As “merch girls” Lacey and Trina quickly find themselves transported from their ordinary, suburban life to an exhilarating few months on the road. But they soon realize that life on the road isn’t always a smooth ride...

I turned my head to find who the voice belonged to and my body instantly froze. It was Logan Shire, and he was walking straight towards us. Even though I’d just seen him on stage, it was entirely different to see him up close. He looked too perfect; like there was absolutely no way he was part of the same species all the other males on this planet were part of.
His long, shiny, dirty blonde hair was impeccably tousled, and his eyes were so bright blue that I could see them glisten, even in the dark. He wore tight, deep blue jeans and a snug black t-shirt. He was thin, but I could see the outlines of defined muscles on his chest and upper arms. He’d appeared in the majority of my dreams during the past few months, and now I was finally seeing him in the flesh.  
I was still frozen, staring like a fool, as he quickly approached us and appeared in front of me. Butterflies flew around my insides and my hands shook uncontrollably.
Jeff greeted him with a fist bump. “Hey man, great show tonight.”
“Thanks, glad you liked it. You heading up to the party?”
“I was already up there, but my friends here couldn’t handle it and needed a breather,” Jeff explained with a laugh.
This was not the introduction to the guy of my dreams I had envisioned.
I rolled my eyes and glared back at him. “It was just really hot in there; I needed to get outside and cool off a bit.”  
“Yeah, it can be a little overwhelming sometimes,” Logan said, placing his hand on my bare shoulder.
I couldn’t believe his skin was making contact with mine, and he talked to me! I could swear my heart stopped beating, yet it was all I could hear pounding in my ears. I was positive he could hear it too.   
“Yeah, just a little,” I replied, nervously.
“What’s your name?” he asked.
His speaking voice was just as amazing as his singing voice, a little gravely, and not too deep, but manly enough that you would know he was at least in his late teens.
He stuck out his hand. “Nice to meet you, I’m Logan.” 

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The Disappearing Girl Tour

Tour Dates: July 8-13

Title: The Disappearing Girl

Author: Heather Topham Wood

Release date: May 7, 2013

Age Group: New Adult

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Tour organized by: AToMR Tours: http://atomrbookblogtours.com/

Book Description:

Kayla Marlowe is slowly vanishing…
Last year, Kayla’s world imploded. Her beloved father died, leaving her alone with a narcissistic mother who is quick to criticize her daughter’s appearance. During her winter break from college, Kayla’s dangerous obsession with losing weight begins.
Kayla feels like her world changes for the better overnight. Being skinny seems to be the key to the happiness she has desperately been seeking. Her mother and friends shower her with compliments, telling her how fantastic she looks. Kayla is starving, but no one knows it.
Cameron Bennett explodes into Kayla’s life. He’s sexy and kind—he has every quality she has been looking for in a guy. As Cameron grows closer to Kayla and learns of how far she’s willing to go to stay thin, he becomes desperate to save her.
Kayla’s struggles with anorexia and bulimia reach a breaking point and she is forced to confront her body image issues in order to survive. She wonders if Cameron could be the one to help heal her from the pain of her past.

New Adult Contemporary-Ages 17+ due to language and sexual situations.

I really enjoyed this book. Kayla is a girl that has some issues but we are able to learn where they come from and if she can change. This book does tackle a difficult subject so I recommend that you do listen to the warnings. It is a book that can remind us to be careful and that no matter what we must take care of our health and let people help us. 

About the Author

Heather Topham Wood’s obsession with novels began in childhood while growing up in a shore town in New Jersey. Writing since her teens, she recently returned to penning novels after a successful career as a freelance writer. She’s the author of the paranormal romance Second Sight series and the standalone The Disappearing Girl.

Heather graduated from the College of New Jersey in 2005 and holds a bachelor's degree in English. Her freelance work has appeared in publications such as USA Today, Livestrong.com, Outlook by the Bay and Step in Style magazine. She resides in Trenton, New Jersey with her husband and two sons. Besides writing, Heather is a pop culture fanatic and has an obsession with supernatural novels and TV shows.


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