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Release Review: PERFECT STORM (The Exes #1) Cheryl Douglas

Jace

Dark. Dangerous. Messed up. Yeah, I may be all of those things, but with her I’m not. She taught me how to love, how to be a one woman man. Except now my woman wants to leave me, ‘cause I can’t promise her forever. I know I’d never want anyone else but she wants the ring to prove it. Not to mention the baby. But if she knew about my past she’d run far and fast. Then I’d have no choice but to chase her, ‘cause I can’t let her get away.

Cory

I hate him. I love him. I want him. I need him. I hate myself for being weak and caving every time he touches me. But I can’t help myself. He’s just that good. I can’t get over him if I’m always under him, but he’s not letting me go without a fight and you’d have to have an iron will to resist this man.

The Exes are Hotline novellas, a ‘line’ that promises a HEA and NO Cheating with a few caveats: short standalone page turners with dirty words, naughty scenes, and possessive Alpha heroes told from the first person POV. If you like it hot, this is the series for you.

Review:

Jace and Cory are Exes who recently broke up due to the fact Cory wants to get married and have babies and Jace doesn’t.  Cory breaks up with because her biological clock is ticking and wants to a baby.  They co-own a bar together so they have to work together and see each other constantly.  So after three months things get out of control and they have spend the night together (a very hot night).  Jace loves Cory and doesn’t want to let her go but doesn’t want marriage and a family either.   Can these Exes ever come to a compromise?  This is a great read and Cheryl Douglas is a wonderful author (having read a lot of her series).  You don’t want to miss this new hot series!!!

Buy it here!  Amazon:  Perfect Storm (The Exes #1)
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Darius (Starkis Family #5) By Cheryl Douglas (Review)

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Darius Starkis isn’t looking for love, but when he meets sexy comedienne Chelsea King he believes he may have found it. He knows she hasn’t had it easy. A tough upbringing followed by a tragedy that would break most women has left her emotionally scarred. Determined to do whatever it takes to win her over, Darius knows he’s in for the fight of his life.
Chelsea is no stranger to heartbreak. Repeated abandonment is reason enough for any woman to swear off relationships, but when she meets a gorgeous billionaire determined to prove he would never leave her, can she take a chance on finding love with a long shot?

 

REVIEW:

Darius is super hot, super rich and chasing Chelsea.  Chelsea doesn’t want to trust or rely on anyone so she doesn’t get hurt anymore.   Darius plans on changing that.  I loved these characters and the way the story played out was the perfect ending.  Now I need Catia’s story fast!!! I’m so loving the Starkis family series!

 

AMAZON:  Darius (Starkis Family #5)

 

Other books in the series:

Deacon (Starkis Family #1)

 

Damon (Starkis Family #2)

 

Tiana (Starkis Family #3)

 

Kara (Starkis Family #4)

 

Darius (Starkis Family #5)

 

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Kara (Starkis Family #4) By Cheryl Douglas (Review)

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Kara Starkis is no stranger to stupid mistakes. At twenty-one she walked away from her fiancée days before their wedding and has regretted it every day since. A weekend of fun in the sun with Dustin leaves her with more questions than answers. But she needs to know… can he ever trust her again?
Dustin Matthews tried to forget Kara. He’s even tried hating her. But seeing her again reminds him how much he loved her. He never planned to let her back in his life, but now that he has, he’s not sure if he can move on without her.
But when Kara drops a bombshell that could change everything, can Dustin figure out how to forgive or will he choose to forget her?

 

REVIEW:

Kara broke Dustin’s heart days before their wedding eight years  due to big misunderstanding.  This is a great second chance love story as they meet years later.  Will they be able to make it work a second time?  This is part of the Starkis family series but can be read as a standalone.  Cheryl Douglas is a wonderful author and story teller.  I have read almost all of her books and loved them all.

AMAZON:  Kara (Starkis Family #4)

Other books in the series:

Deacon (Starkis Family #1)

 

Damon (Starkis Family #2)

 

Tiana (Starkis Family #3)

 

Kara (Starkis Family #4)

 

Darius (Starkis Family #5)

 

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Review: Deacon (Starkis Family) By Cheryl Douglas

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The Starkis Family Series

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When Deacon Starkis sets his sights on the gorgeous young model gracing the pages of his glossy catalogue, he knows he has to have her. One problem. She’s not available. But that won’t stop Deacon. He’s a man used to getting what he wants and he wants Mia.

Mia is stunned when she receives an email from the elusive billionaire who owns the lingerie company she models for. He tells her he’s intrigued. He’s not the only one. But she knows she’d be a fool to throw away an eight year relationship for a brief affair with the head honcho. He doesn’t do relationships and she doesn’t do casual sex. It seems they’re at an impasse.

Who will come out on top in this battle of wills? The dominant one or the woman intent on teaching him the meaning of submission?

Note to readers: No cliff-hangers! Mature content, 18+

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Excerpt

I barged into Deacon’s office at eight o’clock that evening. Since his silver Lamborghini was one of the few cars left in the parking lot, I wasn’t too concerned about interrupting a meeting.

He looked up from his computer when I stormed in, and a smile quickly replaced his scowl.

“They let you in without clearance?”

I plopped down in the seat across from him, trying not to notice how tempting he lookedwith his sleeves rolled up and no tie on.

“The receptionist who usually guards your castle left for the day, and the security guard at the front desk has a crush on me, so he didn’t ask any questions.”

He frowned. “Which security guard is that?”

I spotted a stress ball on the corner of his desk. I doubted he used it; it looked like a promo item Alabaster’s gave away. I whipped it at his chest.

“You’re not serious.”

He laughed, catching the ball before it hit him. “You have a pretty good arm.”

“Shut up, Deacon!”

The nagging voice in the back of my head reminded me I was talking to my boss, but I told her to mind her own goddamn business and go back to sleep.

“I’m pissed at you.”
He leaned back, kicking his feet up on the desk as he tossed the ball from one hand to the other and squeezed it.

“Do tell.”

“You told Eleni about us.”

“So?”

“So you had no right to do that!”

He seemed totally unfazed by my anger, which only incensed me further.

“She’s my friend. I should have been the one to tell her, when—or if—I decided there was anything worth telling her.”

That got his attention. When he pinned me with that hot gaze, I feared he would demand I bend over the desk and take my punishment like a brave girl.

“I asked you not to tell anyone, including Eleni. You didn’t, and I appreciate that. Now that you’re single, I’ve decided it’s time your best friend know about our… relationship.”

The way he said relationship made me feel as though he had been seeking a different wordbut come up short. Arrangement, perhaps? Was that what this was to him?

Not willing to let him have the last word, I said, “We’re not in a relationship. We’re still getting to know each other. If I like what I see, I might agree to date you, though not exclusively.

I’ve been tied down too long to get serious again so soon.” I swallowed, averting my eyes when the thin skin across his knuckles turned white from the pressure he was inflicting on the ball.

“Let me get this straight. You might agree to date me—though not exclusively?”

I was almost afraid to push him further, but if I backed down, that would set a precedent for all future arguments.

“That’s right. If you have a problem with that, we can part ways now and—”

He planted his feet on the floor and made his way around the desk slowly, like a panther preparing to devour its prey. He gripped the armrests of my chair, his face a fraction of an inch from mine. I held my breath—waiting, praying, and trying to predict what he might do next.

Pushing him had been a very bad idea.

“You really think that’s an option?” he whispered.

REVIEW:

This book has some wonderful characters and the author has brought them to life.  Deacon is every girl’s prince charming,  a good looking sexy Greek billionaire!  Mia is beautiful lingerie model who works for Deacon’s company.  He is obsessed with her but she has a boyfriend.  Deacon has secrets which come out as as you read the book which show he is not perfect, nobody is.  I loved his brother Damon and Mia’s friend Elina and can’t wait to read their story.  I hope the next book continues Deacon and Mia’s story too as I want MORE! Cheryl Douglas has the start of another great series!

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Eleni Litras recognized a kindred spirit when she saw one. Damon loved to have a good time, was allergic to commitment, and was honest to a fault. He wasn’t afraid to speak his mind, even if it meant raising a few eyebrows. She loved that about him. In fact, she feared she may be falling in love with him. But her tragic upbringing taught her trust was a filthy four letter word.
Damon Starkis partied like a rock star most of his life, with little regard for consequences. That was one of the many advantages of being born to a billionaire. But when he got news that rocked his world, he had a choice… grow up or risk losing out on the opportunity of a lifetime. Change didn’t come easily, but he was proud of his new life and the man he’d become, except for one little problem. The secrets and lies were piling up and if Eleni found out, she’d never forgive him.

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Author Bio:

61IJHxW2urL._UX250_When one door closes, another one opens. I closed the door to my business for the last time in 2011, which left me with a decision. What now? Find another location and move my nutrition business, go to work for someone else, or take a chance on my dream? I chose the latter and I’ve never looked back!
I’ve always loved reading and writing, but it wasn’t until I jumped in with both feet and decided writing would be my career, instead of just a hobby, that my muse woke up from her deep slumber.

It was like someone flipped a switch inside my head and stories just came pouring out. At the end of the day, I would often look at the keyboard and wonder, ‘Who the heck wrote that? ‘Cause I’m pretty sure it wasn’t me!’

I don’t write books. I tell stories, or rather, I allow my characters to tell their stories through me. I’m not a plotter, never have been, never will be. Why? Because I have no idea how the story will evolve and it’s not my place to manipulate it. My job is to get to know these characters, figure out what makes them tick, then follow their journey wherever it takes me.

When I’m not writing, I’m daydreaming. Thankfully, I have an understanding husband and son who know I’ll re-join the land of the living just as soon as my muse decides it’s quitting time. I don’t work for myself. I work for her. She’s the boss. And I’m okay with that.

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Author Spotlight: Cheryl Douglas (Nashville Nights, Texas Titans, Music Moguls, etc)

I wanted to do an author spotlight today for Cheryl Douglas who is one of my favorite authors!  Her latest book,  FIRST DOWN (Texas Titans Book 3) came out this week. See http://www.harpsromancebookreview.com/?p=928 for my review.

Photo: I have the release date for my next book! Texas Titans #3 (First Down) will be available at all major retailers on May 14!

 Teaser:“I don’t mind you cheating with me,” he said, tucking a lock of hair behind her ear. “Just don’t ever think about cheating on me.” – Grayson Barrett 

Blurb:

High Rollers operations director, Grayson Barrett, is loving life. He travels around the country, working hard, partying harder, and engaging in no-strings attached fun whenever the urge strikes. But when he returns to his home base in Texas to find that his business partner has hired a new accounting manager, he’s not amused. She’s gorgeous, intelligent, and clearly not interested in him.

After a bitter divorce, Alana Holmes moves to Austin to start over. Her previous position, working for her husband’s company, was a nightmare. She was living under his powerful thumb, forced to follow his rules, at home and at work. Not that she’s finally broken free of him; she’s determined to make it on her own. She has a new home, new job and new opportunities. The only complication is Grayson, who bears a striking resemblance to her ex, in more ways than one.   Purchase Here: First Down (Texas Titans #3)

 

Cheryl began her professional career as a nutritionist, but her love of books started at an early age. She studied writing for many years before she decided to pursue her passion as a full-time career. After receiving constructive criticism from several well-known authors, Cheryl finally had the confidence to write her first romance novel.

The first book in the Nashville Nights series, Shameless, was a book that had been dwelling in Cheryl’s subconscious for years. For her, the surprise came when the manuscript began taking on a life of it’s own. Characters came to life, secondary characters became more prominent, outlines were forgotten, and a single title evolved into an eight book series, and another eight book spin-off series entitled Nashville Nights, Next Generation.

One word would aptly describe Cheryl: workaholic. She lives and breathes her writing, when she’s sleeping, watching TV, driving, reading… it’s always in the periphery of her mind. Her imagination rarely takes a holiday, even when she escapes to a sandy beach with her husband and son, she’s planning, plotting, outlining, and daydreaming.

Cheryl feels blessed to be able to get up every day and do something she loves. The thousands of fans who have embraced the Nashville Nights series have made that possible. She writes for the readers who ask for more, she writes to satisfy the muse residing inside of her, but most of all, she writes because she couldn’t imagine doing anything else with her life. It took her thirty-seven years to decide what she wanted to be when she grew up, but now that she knows, she’s convinced she’s found her purpose.

~*~BOOK LIST~*~

> The Nashville Nights series     Shameless (Nashville Nights – Book One)  Fearless (Nashville Nights – Book Two)  Ruthless (Nashville Nights – Book Three)  Reckless (Nashville Nights – Book Four)  Relentless (Nashville Nights – Book Five)  Heartless (Nashville Nights – Book Six)  Hopeless (Nashville Nights – Book Seven)Careless (Nashville Nights – Book Eight)
> The Nashville Nights Next Generation series  High Stakes (Book One) (Nashville Nights Next Generation)  Trade Off ((Nashville Nights Next Generation – Book Two))  Game On (Next Generation – 3) (Nasvhille Nights Next Generation)  Burn Out (Next Generation – 4) (Nashville Nights Next Generation)  Fast Track (Next Generation 5) (Nashville Nights Next Generation)  Time Out (Next Generation 6) (Nashville Night Next Generation)  Face Value (Next Generation 7) (Nashville Nights Next Generation)  Blown Away (Next Generation 8)  
> The Texas Titans series  Strike Out (Book One, Texas Titans)  End Zone: Texas Titans 2   Forbidden (Music City Moguls 3)
> The Music City Moguls series Stone Cold (Music City Moguls, Book One)  Envious (Music City Moguls #2)  Forbidden (Music City Moguls 3)
> Holiday Homecoming  Holiday Homecoming (Next Generation – Special Edition) (Nashville Nights Next Generation)
> Imagine Imagine (Nashville Nights)
> Breathless  Breathless (Nashville Nights)
> Starting Over Starting Over

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Nashville Nights Series by Cheryl Douglas

I have read the Nashville Nights Series  by Cheryl Douglas and loved every one of them! Each book could stand on its own but would be better read in order.  The characters are all in the Nashville music industry in some shape or form. It’s like a whole new family and friends experience.  5*** 

Book 1 Shameless is free!  Get hooked today!

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Trey Turner may be topping the country music charts, but his life has been going downhill since his wife left him five years ago. He’s desperate to make amends for the mistakes he’s made and convince Sierra their love deserves a second chance.

Sierra Brooks is happy for the first time since her divorce. She has a career she loves, and a man who loves her. Unfortunately, the man she intends to marry isn’t the only one professing his love for her. He may be able to offer her safety and security, but will she decide to risk everything for another chance with the man who broke her heart?

Shameless (Book 1) Nashville Nights (Purchase here:)  Shameless (Nashville Nights – Book One)

Lexi Brooks has overcome adversity to build a successful real estate business that will allow her to live life on her terms. She envisions travel, fun, and excitement, not marriage, kids, and commitment. But will Trey’s sexy bodyguard, Josh, throw a wrench into her plans?

Being a cop has taught Josh Cooper to take calculated risks, but he’s tired of living with the daily threat of danger. He’s ready to settle down with someone who wants to be a step-mother to his two teenage sons. Too bad Lexi isn’t that woman. She’s sexy, smart, head-strong, and they’re totally in sync in the bedroom, but she isn’t willing to settle into a life of domestic bliss. Or is she?

Fearless (Book 2) Nashville Nights Purchase Here: Fearless (Nashville Nights – Book Two)

Ruthless (Book 3) Nashville Nights Purchase here:  Ruthless (Nashville Nights – Book Three)

Reckless (Book 4) Nashville Nights  Purchase here:  Reckless (Nashville Nights – Book Four)

Relentless (Book 5) Nashville Nights Purchase here:   Relentless (Nashville Nights – Book Five)

Heartless (Book 6) Nashville Nights  Purchase here:  Heartless (Nashville Nights – Book Six)

Hopeless (Book 7) Nashville Nights  Purchase here:  Hopeless (Nashville Nights – Book Seven)

Careless (Book 8) Nashville Nights  Purchase here:  Careless (Nashville Nights – Book Eight)

Note: After this series you meet Nashville Nights: Next Generation

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