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"Saying 'I notice you're a nerd' is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?' In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even 'lame' is kind of lame. Saying 'You're lame' is like saying 'You walk with a limp.' Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he's done all right for himself."— John Green

11.18.2019

BLOG TOUR --- Reforming the CEO by Marisa Cleveland --- ADULT FICTION [Review + Giveaways]



Title: Reforming the CEO
Authors(s): Marisa Cleveland
Publication Date: November 11, 2019
Edition: Paperback, ebook; 200 pgs
Publisher: Entangled Publishing Indulgence
Source: Rockstar Book Tours
Buy: Amazon - Amazon UK - Amazon Canada - Amazon Australia - Barnes & Noble - iBooks - Kobo - Entangled Publishing
Disclaimer: I received a copy in exchange for an honest review. My thoughts and opinions are my own.





Tour Schedule


Week One

               11/11/2019
BookHounds
Interview
11/11/2019
Twirling Book Princess
Excerpt
11/12/2019
Cuz I’m a Nerd
Review
11/12/2019
Underneath The Covers
Review
11/13/2019
Simply Daniel Radcliffe
Review
11/13/2019
Books_andPoetrii
Guest Post
11/14/2019
Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers
Excerpt
11/14/2019
Midwest Romantic
Review
11/15/2019
Fyrekatz Blog
Review
11/15/2019
Shelf-Rated
Review


Week Two
               11/18/2019
Eli to the nth
Review
11/18/2019
Two Chicks on Books
Interview
11/19/2019
DJREADSBOOKS
Review
11/19/2019
A Gingerly Review
Excerpt
11/20/2019
Becky on Books
Interview
11/20/2019
Jaime's World
Guest Post
11/21/2019
Books a Plenty Book Reviews
Review
11/21/2019
Reese's Reviews
Review
11/22/2019
A Dream Within A Dream
Guest Post
11/22/2019
Book Briefs
Review


The Summary

What happens when your next door neighbor is the hottest, most notorious playboy in all of South Beach?

Reece Rowe is on hiatus from respectability. Before she returns to her stable, boring existence of charity events and dating predictable, stuffy suitors who are only interested in getting closer to the wealthy family who adopted her, she’s going to get a taste of what she’s been missing. She screws up her courage and heads to Vincent Ferguson’s office to find out what all the women in South Beach already seem to know about him.

Once CEO Vin Ferguson’s tech company goes public, he’ll have proved he’s no longer the poor, gritty kid from the wrong side of the tracks. But, citing his bad boy reputation, some financial backers waver, and his friends suggest dating a more respectable woman to improve his image. Ridiculous. Because delectable but snooty socialites, like his next door neighbor, are way out of his league.

And then, Reese walks through his office door and makes him an offer. To say his jaw hits the floor is an understatement.

And he can’t believe what she just proposed...

My Review

While I am sometimes in the mood for a long drawn out romance, most of the time I love short, sweet, and sexy romance novels that I can devour in one day by the pool or snuggled up in bed.  Reforming the CEO by Marisa Cleveland delivers on that desire in all the right ways.

Light in the angst, but heavy in the sex, this is one steamy South Beach-set romance that you will love to dive into.  Vin is a tech-wiz, who built his company from the ground up;  Reece is a society queen from the family of South Beach.  Both hide painful issues from their past, and their lives were more entwined than either knew.  But with the past hanging over them, a simple business arrangement might just lead to love.

Reece suggests sex in a multitude of interesting places, and in exchange Vin requests 6 dates to help re-vamp his image from playboy to Mr. Respectable.  Reece is getting her fun summer and Vin is helping secure his company's future --- win-win for the two.  I really loved the dynamic between Reece and Vin.  It was equal, which I always want in a romance.  I hate when the man is the Alpha, making everything about him.  The chemistry between the two was fire; those fantasy sex scenes were surely steamy, but I also enjoyed the non-sex dates.  Reece and Vin just clicked together.

Overall, I felt it could've been fleshed out more, but if there are more books set in this world (which maaaaaay happen based on the other characters) I would for sure read more!  Fun, quick, and hot if you're looking for a new romance to snuggle with, check out Reforming the CEO by Marisa Cleveland.

Final Rating



Book Trailer




About the Author



New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Marisa Cleveland loves to laugh, hates to cry, and does both often while enjoying the journey one sunset at a time with her husband. 
Expressing herself through writing, music, and dance is her lifestyle, and as a former gymnast, cheerleader, and dancer, she understands the importance of balance and encourages everyone to stay flexible. 
Marisa loves to connect with other readers and writers through social media, and she can be found on Instagram (@thereisnobox) and Twitter (@marisacleveland).



Giveaway

TWO GIVEAWAYS!

Giveaway #1:
1 winner will win a $15 Amazon GC, International
Giveaway #2:
1 winner will win a $20 eGift card to Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or iBooks (winner’s choice), ends  11/23

10.30.2019

BLOG TOUR --- The Last True Poets of the Sea by Julie Drake [Spotlight + Giveaway]




Title: The Last True Poets of the Sea
Authors(s): Julie Drake
Edition: Hardcover, ebook, audiobook; 496 pages
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Publication Date: October 1, 2019
Source: Rockstar Book Tours
Buy: Amazon - Kindle - Audible - Barnes & Noble - iBooks - Kobo The Book Depository













Tour Schedule


Week One:
10/1/2019- Twirling Book Princess- Excerpt
10/2/2019- BookHounds YA- Excerpt
10/3/2019- Wonder Struck- Review
10/4/2019- Dazzled by Books- Review

Week Two:
10/7/2019- The Layaway Dragon- Review
10/8/2019- PopTheButterfly Reads- Review
10/9/2019- Novel Novice- Excerpt
10/10/2019- Southern Girl Bookaholic- Review
10/11/2019- Fyrekatz Blog- Review

Week Three:
10/14/2019- Jena Brown Writes - Review
10/15/2019- Fire and Ice- Review
10/16/2019- Moonlight Rendezvous- Review
10/17/2019- A Bookish Dream- Review
10/18/2019- Portrait of a Book- Review

Week Four:
10/21/2019- The Pages In-Between- Review
10/22/2019- Lisa Loves Literature- Excerpt
10/23/2019- Two points of interest- Review 
10/24/2019- Do You Dog-ear?- Review
10/25/2019- Nerdophiles- Review

Week Five:
10/28/2019- Novel Nerd Faction- Review
10/29/2019- Book-Keeping- Review
10/30/2019- Eli to the nth- Spotlight
10/31/2019- That Georgia Gypsy- Review


The Summary

The Larkin family isn't just lucky—they persevere. At least that's what Violet and her younger brother, Sam, were always told. When the Lyric sank off the coast of Maine, their great-great-great-grandmother didn't drown like the rest of the passengers. No, Fidelia swam to shore, fell in love, and founded Lyric, Maine, the town Violet and Sam returned to every summer.

But wrecks seem to run in the family: Tall, funny, musical Violet can't stop partying with the wrong people. And, one beautiful summer day, brilliant, sensitive Sam attempts to take his own life.

Shipped back to Lyric while Sam is in treatment, Violet is haunted by her family's missing piece-the lost shipwreck she and Sam dreamed of discovering when they were children. Desperate to make amends, Violet embarks on a wildly ambitious mission: locate the Lyric, lain hidden in a watery grave for over a century.

She finds a fellow wreck hunter in Liv Stone, an amateur local historian whose sparkling intelligence and guarded gray eyes make Violet ache in an exhilarating new way. Whether or not they find the Lyric, the journey Violet takes-and the bridges she builds along the way-may be the start of something like survival.

Epic, funny, and sweepingly romantic, The Last True Poets of the Sea is an astonishing debut about the strength it takes to swim up from a wreck.
(Goodreads)
Excerpt


About the Author


Julia Drake grew up outside Philadelphia. As a teenager, she played some of Shakespeare's best heroines in her high school theater program and their stories would stay with her forever. She received her BA in Spanish from Williams College, and her MFA in creative writing from Columbia University, where she also taught writing to first-year students. She currently works as a book coach for aspiring writers and teaches creative writing classes for Writopia Lab, a nonprofit that fosters love of writing in young adults. She lives in San Francisco with her partner and their rescue rabbit, Ned.





Giveaway

3 winners will receive a finished copy of THE LAST TRUE POETS OF THE SEA, US Only.



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