Friday, May 31, 2013

New Laura Blakely Book Details

Laura Blakely has released the title of her next book: THE BREAKUP ALBUM. It is tenatively scheduled for an October 2013 Release. We love Laura's books here at GTBC and are very excited.

Here is the Blurb:

"Jane Black has written the break-up album of the century, earning her a Grammy, a huge legion of new fans, and the pressure to repeat her success. Sure, the heartbreak from her husband’s unconventional abandonment might have been her inspiration, but it hasn’t done her any favors in the dating department. So when Matthew Harrigan, the toughest music journalist out there, asks for an interview, Jane agrees—as long as her personal life is completely off-limits.

British, gorgeous, and way too tempting, Matthew’s the first guy Jane’s been attracted to since her husband. As she spends more time with him and their relationship heats up, though, so does her writer’s block. How can the queen of the break-up pen the perfect follow-up when she’s seriously in love?"

You can add it to your TBR on Goodreads now.

Also we would like to Congratulate Laura for becoming a *USA Today Best Selling Author* with Trophy Husband making the Best Seller list!

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Special Limited Edition Signed Hardcover Beautiful Disaster & three $10 Amazon Gift Cards GIVEAWAY!

As most of my crazy little book fiends know... I am heading for vacation in Spain this week and I am so excited!  I wont be around much to play so I wanted to leave you guys with something special while I am gone so I put together this little Giveaway.  There will be four (4) winners. The first winner will get a Special Limited Edition Signed Hardcover copy of Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire and the other three will get a $10 Amazon Gift Card.  The giveaway will run from now until 05/20/13 and I will announce the winners on Tuesday the 21st. You have options to enter everyday so keep coming back to better your chances! ***Enter the Rafflecopter at the end of the post***

Here's the blurb for Beautiful Disaster:


Abby Abernathy is a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear, and she has the appropriate number of cardigans in her wardrobe. Abby believes she has enough distance from the darkness of her past, but when she arrives at college with her best friend, her path to a new beginning is quickly challenged by Eastern University’s Walking One-Night Stand.

Travis Maddox, lean, cut, and covered in tattoos, is exactly what Abby wants—and needs—to avoid. He spends his nights winning money in a floating fight ring, and his days as the ultimate college campus charmer. Intrigued by Abby’s resistance to his appeal, Travis tricks her into his daily life with a simple bet. If he loses, he must remain abstinent for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for the same amount of time. Either way, Travis has no idea that he has met his match.


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Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Review - Beautiful Stranger by Christina Lauren

Title:  Beautiful Stranger
Author: Christina Lauren
Release Date: April 16, 2013 by Gallery Books

Rating: 4 Star ****

My Review: 

Sara Dillion is a scorned woman. An heiress who’s man was climbing the political ladder in Chicago. She was the beautiful and dutiful trophy fiancé. Always smiling for the cameras and supporting his aspirations… but something was missing… not for Andrew of course, he was getting what was missing all over the city. Hurt, embarrassed and needing an escape she heads to New York with her best friend Chloe and her fiancé Bennett Ryan to take a position at Ryan Media’s new NYC Headquarters.  This is her big chance to reinvent herself… and boy does she ever!

While out at a club celebrating with the girls she meets Max Stella. He is a Beautiful Stranger and his stare and intense presence set her on fire. She decides to take this “New Sara” for a spin and has a hot encounter with a stranger in a dark corner of a packed club. Wow… it was a rush! She is proud of herself and walks away without a glance backwards.

Max is a Page Six darling. He is rich, single, gorgeous, British and is quite use to woman throwing themselves at him. He’s content with his playboy lifestyle and reputation so why can’t he seem to get the little vixen from the club out of his head? He has no way of getting in touch with her… no name, no number… just a video on his phone of her dancing that is driving him insane. Thank goodness he runs into his old college flatmate Bennett Ryan and sees that the lunch companion of he and his fiancé is none other than his fantasy girl. Now he has a name and a place of employment. Bennett is very protective of Sara and refuses to help Max get close to her so he is on his own.

Max is determined to get to know Sara and Sara is determined to not get close to Max. She is drawn to him and the wild abandon he offers. The thrill of public encounters that barely miss discovery and the erotic photos he takes of her make her feel alive and free… but she doesn’t want to be in another relationship with the cameras flashing every time they are together. She doesn’t want to slip back into the life she had before… but she can’t deny the pull she has toward Max so she offers him an arrangement that should satisfy them both. It’s any man’s dream deal… sex with a beautiful woman with no commitment necessary. Is it possible? Can she keep the “New Sara” and have Max? Can she keep pushing the envelope without being discovered or getting her heart involved?

I loved this book. It keeps true to the Beautiful Bastard series with a powerful alpha male but with a female lead that is no shrinking wallflower or timid virgin. I love strong female characters. Christina & Lauren gave us that with Chloe and they delivered with Sara as well. I also enjoyed Bennett & Chloe’s presence in this book. Bennett is protective of the ladies in his life *squee*.  Bennett and Max have a lot in common but Max is a tad more personable and playful than Ben. He doesn’t take himself so serious and I liked that about him. I also love that he’s kind of a momma’s boy ;) .

This is definitely a must read.

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