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Throw Back the Covers (2): April 27, 2015

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There’s always so much happening in the book world, AND around Under the Covers, that it may get overwhelming to catch up sometimes.
So here’s a quick recap of what’s been happening this week!

 

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Curious about what we added to our TBR this week?  These are some of the ones that caught our attention that we either didn’t know about or didn’t realize they were announced yet.

Fathomless by Joanna Wylde

The rousing new novel from the New York Times bestselling author ofSilver Bastard and the Reapers Motorcycle Club novels.

Shane McDonogh was a modern day prince, charismatic and uncontrollable. With a mother set to inherit the Laughing Tess silver mine and a mob boss for a stepfather, he lived without limits, secure in the knowledge that his parents could buy his way out of any problem. Then his family’s twisted secrets and dark past came crashing down around him. In an instant, Shane went from prince to prisoner in a war for the family’s fortune. Now he watches and waits, every day a ruthless gamble for survival and revenge.

Piper Givens learned the hard way that life isn’t fair, and that people with money can’t be trusted. At twenty years old, she’s already seen more drama and violence than most do in a lifetime. Now she and her mother have come back to Idaho, hopeful that the small mountain town of Callup can offer them sanctuary. Instead Piper finds herself irresistably drawn to a new kind of trouble. He’s sexy. He’s complicated. He’s dangerous. And he needs Piper in a bad way.

Piper knows Shane can’t be trusted and she knows she’s headed down another dangerous road. She even knows it could kill her… but sometimes a girl’s got to take the risk.

Release Date: February 2016

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Built by Jay Crownover

From the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men books comes an electrifying new spin-off series,Saints of Denver, featuring all the characters fans have been dying to read about.

Sayer Cole and Zeb Fuller couldn’t be more different. She’s country club and fine-dining, he’s cell-block and sawdust. Sayer spends her days in litigation, while Zeb spends his working with his hands. She’s French silk, he’s all denim and flannel.

Zeb’s wanted the stunning blonde since the moment he laid eyes on her. It doesn’t matter how many smooth moves he makes, the reserved lawyer seems determinedly oblivious to his interest—either that or she doesn’t return it. Sayer is certain the rough, hard, hot-as-hell Zeb could never want someone as closed off and restrained as she is, which is a shame because something tells her he might be the guy to finally melt her icy exterior.

But just as things start to heat up, Zeb is blindsided by a life altering moment from his past. He needs Sayer’s professional help to right a wrong and to save more than himself. He can’t risk what’s at stake just because his attraction to Sayer feels all consuming. But as these opposites dig in for the fight of their lives, battling together to save a family, the steam created when fire and ice collide can no longer be ignored.

Release Date: January 5, 2016
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Nuts by Alice Clayton

From New York Times bestselling author Alice Clayton, the first in a brand-new romance series telling the humorously sexy tale of Roxie, a private chef who gets a taste of love—but is it to stay, or to go?

After losing almost all of her clients in one fell swoop following an accident involving whipped cream, private chef to Hollywood’s elite Roxie Callahan gets a call from her flighty mother, saying she’s needed home in upstate New York to run the family diner. Once she’s back in the Hudson Valley, local organic farmer Leo delivers Roxie a lovely bunch of walnuts, and soon sparks—and clothing—begin to fly. Leo believes that everything worth doing is worth doing slowly…and how! But will Roxie stay upstate, or will the lure of West Coast redemption tempt her back to Tinseltown?

Release Date: October 20, 2015

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What’s been happening at Under the Covers this week?  Well, in case you missed it here’s a quick recap.

 

Random Thoughts of a Romance Blogger: The Getting Funky Edition

Author Carly Phillips shares with us the latest book that kept her up all night reading under the covers

Author Kelly Jamieson shares with us the latest book that kept her up all night reading under the covers

We interview author Roni Loren about her latest release NICE GIRLS DON’T RIDE

Authors P.A. DePaul and Laura K. Curtis share with us a book that kept them up all night reading under the covers

 

 

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We will be celebrating next month!

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Here’s the latest ramblings and thoughts about the books we’ve recently read and reviewed this past week.

taken “Since the book is just under a 100 pages, it’s one that I think will be good as a refresher. It’s different, silly but still very sexy. Stein writes some intriguing heroes that are worth reading about and TAKEN works well as a standalone too.” ~ Under the CoversspacerRead full review | Purchase on Amazon
Don't Walk Away “If you like your heroes big, sexy and alpha and the chemistry steaming up off the pages then look no further than DON’T WALK AWAY!  You’ll be hooked like I was!” ~ Under the CoversspacerRead full review | Purchase on Amazon
cherish “One thing that is consistent in the series and is probably my favorite part of Tere Micheals’ writing in general is that she has a great sense of humor. I laughed and smiled a lot throughout this book. ~ Under the CoversspacerRead full review | Purchase on Amazon
Only Trick “…the eye rolling continued throughout most the book and I just didn’t connect with any of the characters.” ~ Under the CoversspacerRead full review | Purchase on Amazon
nice girls dont ride “NICE GIRL’S DON’T RIDE was just fun!” ~ Under the CoversRead full review | Purchase on Amazon
There you Stand “Christina Lee has yet to disappoint me with her ability to write such touching and realistic stories. She makes you feel like you are literally IN this book with her ability to create such likeable characters in such a lifelike world.” ~ Under the CoversspacerRead full review | Purchase on Amazon
 shadowofdoubt “SBG is turning out to be a good series to follow. I thoroughly enjoyed the first installment, Exchange of Fire, and I found Shadow of Doubt even more enjoyable.” ~ Under the CoversspacerRead full review | Purchase on Amazon

 

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thereckoningThe Reckoning by S.L. Scott

Hard to Resist # 2

Jack Dalton was charismatic.

Johnny Outlaw was irresistible.

Two sides of the same man, passionate about two things—music and Holliday Hughes. With her intoxicating mix of strength and vulnerability, confidence and sex appeal, he couldn’t get enough of her.

Together, love was a storm of chaos and calm. When fame became a force to be reckoned with, could their love hold them together or would their notoriety tear them apart?

“This isn’t how our melody goes. This isn’t how we were supposed to play out.”

Release Date: April 28, 2015

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puckedPucked by Helena Hunting

With a famous NHL player for a step-brother, Violet Hall is well acquainted with the playboy reputation many hockey stars come with. She’s smart enough to steer clear of those hot, well-built boys with unparalleled stamina. That is until she meets the legendary team captain—Alex Waters.

Violet isn’t interested in his pretty, beat-up face, or his rock-hard six-pack abs. But when Alex inadvertently obliterates Violet’s previous misapprehension regarding the inferior intellect of hockey players, he becomes more than just a hot body with a face to match.

In what can only be considered a complete lapse in judgment, Violet finds out just how good Alex is with the hockey stick in his pants. But what starts out as a one-night stand, quickly turns into something more. Post-night of orgasmic magic, Alex starts to call, and text, and e-mail and send extravagant—and quirky—gifts, making him difficult to ignore, and even more difficult not to like.

The problem is, the media portrays Alex as a total player, and Violet doesn’t want to be part of the game.

Release Date: May 3, 2015

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madamexMadame X by Jasinda Wilder

Madame X invites you to test the limits of control in this provocative new
novel from New York Times bestselling author Jasinda Wilder.
 
My name is Madame X.
I’m the best at what I do.
And you’d do well to follow my rules…

 
Hired to transform the uncultured, inept sons of the wealthy and powerful into decisive, confident men, Madame X is a master of the art of control. With a single glance she can cut you down to nothing, or make you feel like a king.

But there is only one man who can claim her body—and her soul.

Undone time and again by his exquisite dominance, X craves and fears his desire in equal measure. And while she longs for a different path, X has never known anything or anyone else—until now…

Release Date: November 3, 2015

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hardbeatHard Beat by K. Bromberg

From the New York Times bestselling author of Sweet Ache comes a blistering new novel filled with danger, secrecy, and a desire that can’t be sated…

Foreign war correspondent Tanner Thomas is addicted to living on the edge. Needing the adrenaline rush of his job to help him cope with a personal loss, he throws himself back into the game, concentrating all his energy on getting the next big story.

But when he meets his new photojournalist, Beaux Croslyn, he can’t help but feel like he’s losing his focus—and maybe risking more…

With secrets she won’t address, Beaux is far from your ordinary woman. Determined to keep her distance, she’s willing to pull Tanner in closer and hide behind the sparks flying between them. But as Beaux’s past begins to put their relationship—and their lives—at risk, Tanner’s determination to find the truth puts them both in jeopardy.

He’s ready to chase her to the ends of the earth to find out if what they had was real, or if the danger surrounding them was just an exquisite heat fated to burn out…

Release Date: November 3, 2015

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Walk Through Fire by Kristen Ashley

Chaos # 4

Millie Cross knows what it’s like to burn for someone. She was young and wild and he was fierce and even wilder-a Chaos biker who made her heart pound. They fell in love at first sight and life was good, until she learned she couldn’t be the woman he needed and made it so he had no choice but to walk away. Twenty years later, Millie’s chance run-in with her old flame sparks a desire she just can’t ignore. And this time, she won’t let him ride off . . .

Bad boy Logan “High” Judd has seen his share of troubles with the law. Yet it was a beautiful woman who broke him. After ending a loveless marriage, High is shocked when his true love walks back into his life. Millie is still gorgeous, but she’s just a ghost of her former self. High’s intrigued at the change, but her betrayal cut him deep-and he doesn’t want to get burned again. As High sinks into meting out vengeance for Millie’s betrayal, he’ll break all over again when he realizes just how Millie walked through fire for her man . . .

Release Date: October 27, 2015

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This past week my reading time SUCKED ASS because real life really got in the way.  Hopefully it’ll be better this week.  And yes, sadly I’m behind schedule on my reading challenge….again.  Two of these reviews are up on the blog and AFTER HOURS was reviewed by Annie (click here) but I also loved it and I’m looking forward to reading more by this author.

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Timitra

I’m hoping to get After Hours soon

Elizabeth

I will be checking out after hours and don’t walk away

Amy R

Numerous books on this list I want.