Review | Anna Cruise - Maverick

Ever since he can remember, he’s wanted to be a professional surfer. And he made it, rising to the top of the ranks, traveling the world and riding every break he’s ever dreamed of. His good looks and reputation for living on the edge - both in and out of the water - have made him an international superstar. But when his best friend dies in a tragic accident, Kellen wipes out big time, spiraling so badly that everything he’s worked for starts to disintegrate.

Tour officials scramble to do damage control and demand he work with a public relations company to clean up his bad boy image. It doesn't help that the person assigned to him, Gina Bellori, has her own demons associated with the surfing world.

Against her better judgement Gina accepts the job and concentrates on repairing Kellen's tattered reputation, despite his protests and despite the pain it causes her. With her past colliding with her present - and Kellen in the thick of it - she begins to realize that some secrets can't stay hidden.

And suddenly, Kellen Handler is no longer worried about losing his career.
He's more worried about losing his heart.

LLC | Vorfreude

Die letzten drei Jahre war es mir nicht möglich an der Love Letter Convention teilzunehmen, obwohl ich nur zu gerne nach Berlin gefahren wäre (aber der Weg aus Österreich ist leider nicht der nächste). Doch 2015 bin ich endlich auch dabei und hab mir schon einiges vorgenommen :)

Shorties | Toni Anderson - Cold Day of Light

Physicist Scarlett Stone is the daughter of the man considered to be the most notorious Russian agent in FBI history. With her father dying in prison she’s determined to prove he’s innocent, but time is running out. Using a false identity, she gains access to the Russian ambassador’s Christmas party, searching for evidence of a set-up.

Former Navy SEAL, now FBI Special Agent, Matt Lazlo, is instantly attracted to Scarlett but life is too complicated to pursue a politician’s daughter. When he discovers she lied to him about her identity, he hunts her down with the ruthless efficiency he usually reserves for serial killers.

Not only does Scarlett’s scheme fail, it puts her in the sights of powerful people who reward unwanted curiosity with brutality. The FBI - and Matt - aren’t thrilled with her, either. But as agents involved in her father’s investigation start dying, and the attempts to stop Scarlett intensify, Matt and his colleagues begin to wonder. Could they have a traitor in their midst?

As Scarlett and Matt dig for the truth they begin to fall passionately for one another. But the real spy isn’t about to let anyone uncover their secrets, and resolves to remain firmly in the shadows - and for that to happen, Matt and Scarlett have to die.

Wanted | New (e)books in May

Wie kann es auch anders sein, habe ich auch für Mai schon eine Wunschliste. Könnte es nicht mal einen Monat geben, in dem nichts Interessantes erscheint, damit ich meine noch ungelesenen Ebooks abarbeiten könnte? ^^

Release Day Blitz + Giveaway | Tracey Alvarez - Hide your Heart

Heute erscheint Tracey Alvarez’ “Hide your Heart”!

Ich war eine der Glücklichen, die vorab ein digitales Leseexemplar erhalten haben und kann euch sagen, Tracey hat mich nicht enttäuscht. Meine Rezension findet ihr hier. Jetzt zum Buch:

Titel | Hide Your Heart (Far North Book 1)
Autor | Tracey Alvarez
Cover Design | Book Cover By Design
Genr | Contemporary Romance
Erscheinungstag | 18. April 2015


Review | Tracey Alvarez - Hide your Heart

Alexandra Lauren Knight has reinvented herself in the safety of her rural New Zealand hometown to become Lauren Taylor. She’s cut all ties with her past as a former model whose ex-husband turned out to be ruthless in both the boardroom and the bedroom. While Alexandra allowed other’s expectations to propel her into the spotlight, Lauren prefers the safety of anonymity; restoring classic cars with her brother, and snuggling with her four-year-old son.

Nate Fraser, a burned-out photojournalist, plans to fix up the property next door to Lauren and sell it as a celebrity retreat. Always on the move, Nate is only comfortable with short-term assignments and even shorter-term relationships. But it’s not just his buyer’s tight deadline or that the restoration is far beyond his expertise which turns a short-term project into an ordeal. Nate’s plan of travelling the globe is in jeopardy—created by the intensity of his growing feelings for Lauren and her little boy.

As the sparks of passion ignite between them it reawakens Nate’s long forgotten dream of having a home and family. Lauren must find a way to trust Nate not only with her secrets, but with her heart - before her safe haven is exposed and she can no longer hide in the shadows.

Review | Natasha Boyd - Deep Blue Eternity

Livvy is on the run. And she’s escaped to the one place nobody will ever find her.

But the isolated cottage isn’t empty. Her refuge is home to a troubled stranger, Tom, there for reasons of his own.

In the intimacy of the abandoned cottage, and the remote wilderness of the island, the electrifying connection between them is impossible to ignore. Both running from their histories and shielding dark secrets, their pasts catch up with them and collide in an unimaginable way.

Deep emotions and powerful chemistry face a painful battle with the tangle of lies, and scars of the past. When the truth emerges, hearts will be shattered.

Review | J.B. Hartnett - The Morbid and Sultry Tales of Genevieve Clare

I’m a professional mourner. Caskets, drag queens and dirty old men are all in a day's work. But I'm no stranger to loss and that’s what makes me good at my job. Something is missing though and that something goes by the name of Ahren Finnegan. When faced with the idea of losing one more person from my life, I pushed him away, my one true love.
Now he’s back and this time I don’t think he’s going to take no for an answer.

Shorties | Kitty French - Genie

Manchmal habe ich Bücher beendet, zu denen ich zwar keine vollständige Rezension schreiben will, die mir aber dennoch gut gefallen bzw. mich geärgert haben, sodass ich meinen Eindruck dazu abgeben möchte. Aus diesem Grund werde ich ab jetzt auch gelegentlich Kurzrezensionen - ich nenn sie mal "Shorties" - posten. Starten wir mit der ersten...

Meet Genie Divine, the wise-cracking London show-girl on a hell-bent mission to save her beloved family theatre.

Now meet Abel Kingdom, the australian gym mogul determined to buy it out from underneath her.

On paper they have nothing in common, and when they meet, they have even less.
The only thing they DO have is chemistry. Undeniable, rip-my-clothes-off-and-do-me-now-against-the-wall chemistry. He wants her theatre. She wants him dead. The stage is set for an explosive summer…

Review | Sawyer Bennett - Garrett


Carolina Cold Fury star Garrett Samuelson never wants to miss out on a single minute of fun. Whether he’s playing hockey, hanging out with friends, or walking the red carpet with a new date on his arm, he lives every day to the fullest. When he meets Olivia Case, he sees someone who’s exactly his type - confident, sexy, smart...his next fling. But the more he pursues her, the more Garrett shares a side of himself that other women don’t normally get to see.

Olivia has been keeping a secret. While Garrett lives for the next thrill, Olivia’s not sure she’ll live to see the next day. She’s undergoing treatment for some serious medical issues, and she doesn’t have time for a relationship with no guarantees - especially one with a hot-as-sin womanizer who won’t take no for an answer. But as she gets to know the real Garrett, Olivia can’t help falling for him.. hard. To reveal the truth would mean risking everything - but you can’t score without taking the tough shots.

Review | Zoraida Cordova - Luck on the Line

Despite her name, Lucky Pierce has always felt a little cursed. Refusing to settle for less or settle down, she changes jobs as often as she changes boyfriends. When her celebrity chef mother challenges her to finish something, Lucky agrees to help her launch Boston’s next hot restaurant, The Star. Even if it means working with the infuriating, egotistical, and undeniably sexy head chef.

James loves being known as Boston’s hottest bad boy in the kitchen, but if he wants to build a reputation as a serious chef, he has to make this restaurant work and keep his scandalous past out of the headlines. Getting involved with his boss’s spoiled, sharp-tongued daughter is definitely not on the menu.

As the launch of The Star looms and the tension and chemistry heat up in the kitchen, they’re going to need more than a little luck to keep everything from boiling over.

Gossip | Frohe Ostern!

Das Wetter spielt nicht richtig mit,
der Frühling lässt uns warten.
Der Hase, der ist trotzdem fit,
das Osterfest kann starten.

Retrospects | March 2015

In diesem Monat habe ich wieder einiges geschafft. Unter den 26 gelesenen Büchern im März sind allerdings 10 Kurzgeschichten. Ich finde diese immer sehr praktisch, wenn man mal keine Zeit oder Lust auf etwas Längeres hat. Auffallend ist, dass jetzt immer mehr Kurzgeschichten-Trilogien erscheinen. Ich habe mindestens 3 verschiedene davon noch auf meinem Ereader, allerdings warte ich da immer bis auch der letzte Band veröffentlicht ist, damit ich die Geschichte dann in einem Rutsch durchlesen kann.