Fave Five Friday

Fave Five Friday ~ Favorite TV Shows

Welcome to Fave Five Friday! This meme is similar to others – create your post and attach a link in the comments. I look forward to hearing from you!

This weeks topic is:

Five Favorite TV Shows

I’m not limiting to current shows – I am doing my all time favorites.

The Office. The Office is my all time favorite show. I have watched it from start to finish 3 times. I watch when re-runs are on, and if I’m having a bad day. Jim and Pam are also one of my all time favorite couples.  LOVE this show.

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The West Wing. One of the best written shows of all time. Aaron Sorkin can do no wrong in my eyes.

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Arrested Development.  One of the funniest shows that people didn’t watch while it was on. I know this show is huge on Netflix, and rightfully so. This show is incredibly clever and funny. If you haven’t watched it, please do. You’ll thank me later.

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The Big Bang Theory. I have seen every episode of this show at least 5 times. This show is full of goofy characters, but the growth of these characters over 11 seasons has been very fun to watch.

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Game of Thrones. After watching Downton Abbey, I decided to watch another show full of British actors and I loved it! This show is simply amazing. And I’m House Stark all the way!

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What are your favorite TV shoes? Please leave your post in the comment below.

Happy weekend!

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Romance Books

Dr. Ob by Max Monroe

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Author: Max Monroe
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars
Genre: Romance
Where I got it: Amazon Freebie

Goodreads Summary

It’s just a docuseries about your career as an OB/GYN, they said.
It won’t interrupt your life during or after filming, they said.
It is a great opportunity for the hospital and your practice, they said.

Well, they—the television executives who seem intent on ruining my career and personal life with a fair number of creative liberties—lied.
Now I’m stuck dealing with the consequences of believing them.

Instead of being known as Dr. Will Cummings, Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Luke’s Hospital, I’m now being called Dr. Obscene.

What devotion I’d hoped to earn in respect, I’ve instead received in patients flashing me seductive smiles and flirtatious winks during their exams.

How’s a guy supposed to convince the most perfect woman he’s ever met that he’s not as much of an idiot in real life as he appears to be on camera?

With all of the show’s side effects taking root like parasites, it’s going to take a lot to persuade Melody Marco to be anything more than my new nurse.
But I can’t get her out of my head.

I want her.

Good thing I’ve never been one to back away from a challenge…

Get ready, Melody.

The doctor is in.

Review

Dr. Ob is the first book in the St. Luke’s docuseries series, and a spin-off of the Billionaire’s series. For those of you who read that series, Georgia (from Tapping the Billionaire) is the sister of Dr. Will Cummings, whom this book is about.

Will is an OB/GYN at St. Luke’s in New York. The hospital has agreed to participate in a documentary about the hospital, and the first doctor featured is Will. Once the series starts to air, it paints Will as a sex symbol, and his patient count starts to grow. He’s in the process of hiring a new nurse, and it’s been hard to find one who is not interested in dating Will, who is portrayed in the series as Dr. Obscene, which kind of becomes his nickname.

Enter Melody Marco. Her parents know Will’s parents, and she recently moved back to town after a bad breakup.  Her mother encourages her to apply for the job at Will’s office (she’s an OB/GYN nurse), and when she does, she’s hired on the spot, thanks to her not having seen The Doctor is In, the name of the documentary.

I have to say, this book was laugh out loud funny. There were some incredibly hilarious situations that took place in that doctor’s office. Will’s good looks, along with the way he’s portrayed in the show, bring women in to the office in droves.

There are also some hilarious side characters. We got to see our old friends, from the first series – Thatch and Cassie, Winnie and Wes, and of course Georgia and Kline. We also met Marlene, Will’s hilarious nurse. She alone was hilarious.

Both characters were so funny and likable. Will was especially amazing. The lengths he was willing to go to so Melody could have her dream was really sweet. Melody was a very kind and caring nurse, very concerned for her patients without adequate access to health care. Together they were amazing.

I’m super excited to continue to reading this series.

 

Overall, I enjoyed this book and I would recommend it.

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Cover Reveals/Blitzes

Release Blitz & Review ~ Chaser by Kylie Scott

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CHASER
A Dive Bar Novel
By Kylie Scott
Release Day: April 17, 2018

Given his well-earned bad boy reputation, Eric is having a tough time scoring.. When single Jean moves to town, she seems heaven sent by the sex gods. Only problem is, she not only wants nothing to do with him, but it turns out that she’s pregnant.

Starting over in a small town, Jean is determined to turn her wild lifestyle around and be the kind of mother she always wished she’d had. Since local bar owner and all round hottie, Eric Collins, is now determined to steer clear of her pregnant self, it should be easy. When she goes into labour during a snow storm and her car slides on some ice, it’s Eric who comes to the rescue.

There seems to be a bond between them now, but is it enough? And can Eric give up his manwhore ways to be the man Jean needs?

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PREORDER LINKS

AMAZON: http://amzn.to/2nOeGFw
Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B06XWF4528/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1491148359&sr=8-1&keywords=chaser+kylie+scott
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Chaser-Dive-Bar-Kylie-Scott/dp/1509806334/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1491148411&sr=1-1&keywords=chaser+kylie+scott
Books A Million: http://www.booksamillion.com/product/9781250083234
Indiebound: http://www.indiebound.org/book/9781250083234
iBooks: : https://geo.itunes.apple.com/us/book/chaser/id1220173878?mt=11

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Kylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. You can learn more about Kylie from http://www.kylie-scott.com/

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Links:

FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/kyliescottwriter/
FACEBOOK FAN GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/599197093487040/
TWITTER: https://twitter.com/KylieScottbooks
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/kylie_scott_books/
GOODREADS: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6476625.Kylie_Scott

Review

4 out of 5 stars

Book 3 of the Dive Bar series focuses on Eric, co-owner with Nell and Lydia. He meets a beautiful young woman in the bar one day, only to discover she’s pregnant. Eric and Jean, the young pregnant woman become friends. And despite his player status, things start to change once the baby is born.

I’ve read the entire Stage Dive and Dive bar series and I’ve liked them all, but I think Eric’s book is in the top 3. I loved watching Eric’s growth and transformation during the course of the book. I really hated Nell though – she was such a horrible bitch to Eric. I get that she was pregnant, and they have history, but she was really just awful.

Most of the people affiliated with Dive Bar gave Eric a hard time and a bad rap; one I don’t really think he deserved. Yes, he likes women, but that doesn’t make him a bad guy. Watching Eric’s relationship with Jean, then with her daughter, Ada was so sweet. He was so great with Jean and the baby, and I loved how Jean stood up and defended Eric when his friends were being assholes to him.

Jean was just a total sweetheart. She was such a good mom and tried so hard. She acted so much older than her 22  years.  Jean moved to Idaho from Florida, knowing one person, because her parents were awful and she needed to get away from them. Jean’s parents were pretty awful characters, so it was good to see that Jean turned out to be a good person, unlike them.

This is a real slow-burn romance, but the payoff is so worth it. Very good read. I would recommend this book and the whole series.

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WWW Wednesday – 4/18/18

WWW is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words.

The Three Ws are:

What are you currently reading?
What did you recently finish reading?
What do you think you’ll read next?


What I’m Currently Reading

Dr. Ob by Max Monroe. Have a little time between ARC’s so I’m finally picking this one up. Loving it so far. Very funny.

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What I Recently Finished

Chaser by Kylie Scott. I enjoyed this book, third book in the Dive Bar series.

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On the Line by Liz Lincoln. This book was just ok.

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What I Plan to Read Next

Have a little break between ARC’s, so I’m hitting the library! Also expecting an ARC of An Imperfect Heart by Amie Knight, but there is no cover yet.  And I just requested Royally Endowed by Emma Chase so I’m hoping that one comes in soon:)

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What is on your list this week?

Happy reading.

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Top 10 Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday – Most Read Authors

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme that originated on The Broke and The Bookish. As of January 2018, it moved to That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s topic is a freebie, so I’m going with:

Top Ten Most read authors

Janet Evanovich – 24. It’s funny she’s my most read author, since I stopped reading her a few years ago:)

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Kristen Ashley – 21. Another author I haven’t read much lately, though I just reserved my copy of the new Rock Chick book yesterday.

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Kristen Proby – 21. My favorite author. She wrote one of my all time favorite book boyfriends, Matt Montgomery. I still swoon when I think of him.

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Sawyer Bennett – 16. I like Sawyer Bennett’s Cold Fury Hockey series a ton.

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Harlan Coben – 13. I was so bummed when he stopped writing his Myron Bolitar series. I loved that character so much!

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Robyn Carr – 11. I read the first 11 Virgin River books then kind of lost interest. She has a few other series I need to read.

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Charlaine Harris – 11. Read all the Sookie Stackhouse books.

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Aurora Rose Reynolds – 10. This woman can write an alpha male like no one I’ve ever read. I love her books.

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Harper Sloan – 9. Another author who knows how to write a great alpha male.

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Lauren Blakely – 8. I love that she writes most of her books from the male POV. She writes sweet, caring guys.

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Who are your most read authors? In Goodreads, click on My books and scroll down until you see this:

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Cover Reveals/Blitzes

Something So Unscripted by Natasha Madison

 

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Release Date: April 2, 2018

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Review

This is an absolutely beautiful story. Something So Unscripted stars Zack Morrow, hockey defensemen who has a five-year old son named Jack battling cancer. Zack comes home and finds his wife in bed with his best friend, calls his agent and asks for a trade to New York, where Dr. Denise Horton, renowned oncologist practices. Denise happens to be the younger sister of Zack’s new teammate, Max Horton.

Jack instantly falls for Denise. She is caring and thoughtful and patient with him – the complete opposite of his own mother. Denise is the perfect woman to be a pediatric oncologist. She cares deeply about her patients and it shows. (I really hated Jack’s mother, Chantal. She was an awful character).

While Denise is caring for Jack, she starts to spend more time with Zack [the father] (I didn’t love the rhyming names) and they start to develop feelings for each other. I don’t think I’ve read two more selfless characters in a long time.

Zack – oh Zack. Zack is an amazing father. He is exactly the type of man you’d want to be your own child’s father. He does what’s best for his son always. He’s good to his mom and dad, and didn’t put up with any crap from his horrible ex-wife.

Denise was a great character. She was tough, but vulnerable at the same time, and wore her heart on her sleeve. She fought for her patients, which is very admirable and makes her so much more likable.

And little Jack was the cutest, sweetest little boy. Not sure what type of cancer he had, but he seemed to deal with his cancer like a trooper, yet take the time to make others around him feel better.

I also enjoyed the many side characters in this book. I loved Denise’s brother Max and his wife Allison, Matthew and Karrie and Vivienne, Denise’s French friend.

THE EPILOGUE is one of the best I’ve read in such a long time. I loved it so much I read it twice and teared up both times. Such a wonderful ending to an amazing book.

I didn’t read the other three books in the series, but I was quickly able to catch up with the characters from the other books and their stories, so I thank the author for that.

This book is amazing and I would highly recommend it.

One of the most EMOTIONAL romances I’ve read this year! Natasha Madison continues to AMAZE ME with every new release! – Shayna Renee

Something so Unscripted is so much more than a love story, it is an all-encompassing, engrossing and engaging novel about, love, life and all the moments that make life special. – Denise Shh Mom’s Reading

Something So Unscripted is positively the most amazing book I’ve read. It gives the most heart wrenching story that will leave breathless. – Book Haven Book Blog

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Finding my teammate in bed with my wife made the decision I had been fighting with for years easier.
 
It’s time to move on. 
 
A fresh start and a new NHL team in a big city. Most importantly, it’s my son Jack’s best shot. 
 
It would be both of our best shots. 
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After a bad childhood, I made sure I would succeed, so I lived for my job. 
 
The problem is I die a little with each patient I lose. It’s part of my career at Hudson Children’s Oncology Hospital, but it doesn’t make the sting of loss any easier. 
 
Seeking anything other than a life saved isn’t on my agenda until a NHL player walks into my hospital with his son. 
 
We’re officially off script the moment we meet. 
 
If this love is anything, it’s unscripted.

 

“Zack.” I hear her voice and just look at my wife. The woman who said she would love me in good times and in bad yet is currently holding a sheet to cover her naked body. The four-carat engagement with matching eternity wedding ring glistens in the light. “It’s just …” she starts to say, and I look over at the man in bed next to her. In our bed. 

“It’s over.” I say the two words I swore I wouldn’t say no matter how hard it got. No matter how much I saw her push me away, no matter that I always suspected she was cheating on me. Then I look over at the man who I called a brother, the man who stood by my side on and off the ice. “You’re scum.”

“It just happened,” Colton says, getting out of the bed. At least he’s wearing boxers. His knee is still wrapped from the operation he had last month, which is why he wasn’t on the road with us, which is how I surprised them.

We were on the road for the whole week and due back tomorrow, but I hightailed it out of there to get home to my family and my son. “It just so happened you walked into my house and slept with my wife?” I ask him, and I have to wonder why I’m not more pissed, why I’m not more angry with them. “You come here and sleep with my wife with my son under the same roof.”

“Zack,” my wife says, and I look over at her again. Tears are rolling down her cheeks, her perfectly made up face now streaked with the black mascara she always wears. “Please let’s …”

I shake my head, putting my hands in my pockets. “Let’s what? Let’s talk about this?” I throw my head back and laugh. “Let’s talk about the fact that our son is in his room dying. Let’s talk about the fact that instead of helping him, you’re just helping yourself. Let’s talk about the fucking fact that instead of being there by his side with me, you chose to escape the fucking reality that our son won’t make it to six years old.”

“No.” She shakes her head, and I know that I’ve about had it.

“I’ll give you an hour,” I tell them both. “One hour and I want you packed and at the door when I come back.”

“But—” she says.

“But nothing, Chantal. You did what you had to do for you, and now I’m doing what I need to do for our son.”

I turn and walk out of our bedroom, then down the winding staircase that leads to the big brass front doors. Once outside in the warm Arizona air, I take my phone out of my pocket and call the only person I know who has my back no matter what. My agent and best friend, Jamie.

He answers after one ring, and it doesn’t surprise me he sleeps with his phone in his hand. “What’s up?” he says, his voice sleepy since it’s four a.m. in New York.

“I want out of Arizona, make the trade. Call the powers that be; I want out,” I tell him, getting into my Range Rover.

“You can’t just demand that,” he says, and I hear sheets rustle.

“Just walked in on Colton fucking my wife, so you can bet your ass I can. Make it happen. Call New York because it’s the only place I’ll go. I don’t care if I take a pay cut.”

“That fucking scumbag,” he says. “I’ll call them now.”

“Jamie, there is a top-notch doctor who specializes in cancer in New York. Max Horton’s sister,” I tell him quietly and slowly drive out of my gate.

“I’ll make it happen,” he says softly. “I’ll let you know what they say.”

“Jamie, I’m leaving here in a week regardless of what they say,” I tell him and disconnect the call. 

“One week,” I say to myself. “One fucking week.”

 
When her nose isn’t buried in a book, or her fingers flying across a keyboard writing, she’s in the kitchen creating gourmet meals. You can find her, in four inch heels no less, in the car chauffeuring kids, or possibly with her husband scheduling his business trips. It’s a good thing her characters do what she says, because even her Labrador doesn’t listen to her…
 
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Cover Reveals/Blitzes

Excerpt Reveal ~ Cheeky Royal by Nana Malone

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Cheeky Royal by Nana Malone is AVAILABLE NOW!
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“Nana Malone delivers royal-worthy chemistry in a snappy, page-turning package. Penny and Prince Sebastian are everything! Give us the next book now!”
—Max Monroe, New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author

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All they want is everything they can’t have.

Penny…

Yes, yes, I’ve heard the rumors.
The prince is royal, and cocky and has a—well never mind about all that.
The problem is, he’s also my job.
When the King called on me to retrieve the wayward prince, I was ready to walk away.
Then I caught my boyfriend cheating—and suddenly leaving never felt like a better idea.

Sebastian…

I never wanted the throne.
When I left behind my gilded cage of a palace, it all sounded so simple: find my long-lost brother & make him the prince so I don’t have to rule the kingdom like my father expects.
Then I meet my new neighbor, and quickly realize I’ve found the queen of my heart—and bed.
Just one problem, I can’t let her find out who I really am.

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EXCERPT:

I shook my head. “No. This guy just didn’t seem to understand my disinterest in him. And when I put my drink down, I accidentally kneed him in the balls.”
Sebastian’s eyebrows rose. “You accidentally kneed him in the balls?”
The guy was still moaning on his knees.
”Yeah, I didn’t mean to do it.” I blinked my eyes as innocently as I could. Then the unthinkable happened. Sebastian’s arm went around me, and his voice went low and deadly as he addressed the guy on the floor still howling and holding the family jewels. “Listen to me. She’s a friend of mine. If I see you near her again, I’ll make your life very difficult. What she did to you on accident will seem like a walk in the park.”
When he pulled me closer, I tipped my head up to glance at him, eyes wide. I was unprepared for what happened next. Sebastian squeezed me tightly, and I could see the muscle in his jaw twitching. He leaned over and brushed his lips against mine.
Oh God.
Holy. Shitballs. On. A. Cracker. Pussy down. Pussy down!
The kiss was electric, hot, and quick. And then it was over so soon I couldn’t be sure it had happened. His electric blue gaze bore into mine before he whispered, “Like I said. She’s mine.”
He let go of me then, and I had to work hard to fight the feeling of emptiness.
Yeah, that’s right dumbass, you’re not actually his.

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From USA Today Bestselling Author Nana Malone, comes a sexy, royal novella.

What Good is a Throne if the King Isn’t Worthy…
Before I was a King…
Before I was known for my naked hot tub antics…
Before my neighbor turned my world upside down…
I was a Cheeky Prince.

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What good is a King without his Queen?

Sebastian…

I never wanted the crown, but now it’s mine.
Instead of my freedom–instead of her.
But even though she’s not mine to keep, I can’t seem to stay away.

Penny…

The moment he became king, I knew we were over.
Now I’ve returned home some kind of conquering hero.
If only they all knew that we’d both lost our hearts.
If only I could stay out of the royal bed.

What good is being cocky if you can’t get what you want?

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About the Author:

USA Today Bestselling Author, NANA MALONE’s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she borrowed from her cousin on a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana at a precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick butt heroines ever since.

With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters. Waiting for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana, meantime works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.

The books in her series have been on multiple Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble best seller lists as well as the iTunes Breakout Books list and most notably the USA Today Bestseller list.

Until that ninja job comes through, you’ll find Nana working hard on additional books for her series as well as other fun, sassy romances for characters that won’t leave her alone. And if she’s not working or hiding in the closet reading, she’s acting out scenes for her husband, daughter and puppy in sunny San Diego.

Want to hit me up? Just email me: nana@nanamaloneromance.com

Connect with Nana:
Website: http://nanamaloneromance.net/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nanamalonewriter/
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