Tag: Jessica Lemmon

Book Boyfriend of the Week: Dax Vaughn from Man Candy

Posted January 12, 2018 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

This week’s book boyfriend snuck up on me because when I first met him in the other books of the series, he didn’t really stand out to me. I mean, I was curious about him but I wasn’t expecting to love the hell out of him the way that I ended up doing after finishing his book. Dax Vaughn was a delightful surprise and I seriously adored him.

Man Candy by Jessica Lemmon
Series: Real Love #3
Also in This Series: Eye Candy, Arm Candy
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
Publisher: Random House, Loveswept

Is there room for two in that sleeping bag? When it comes to love, a chiseled loner takes the scenic route in this irresistible standalone from the author of Eye Candy (“Truly the perfect romantic comedy.”—Lauren Layne).

Dax: After spending the summer buried up to my eyeballs in my family’s affairs, I’m ready for a break. The kind of break where I can spend two solid weeks camping and fishing in the company of absolutely no one. Then I find myself directly in the path of a drop-dead gorgeous tornado by the name of Becca Stone. Who can resist a night with a damsel in distress? Especially when she happens to be a leggy blonde? The last thing I expect is for Becca to show up on my cabin doorstep the next night, shivering in the rain and ready for seconds.

Becca: One minute I’m admiring the rock-hard jaw of the Magic Mike lookalike who walks into my bar, and the next I’m getting fired by my own brother. Loudly. In front of everyone. Luckily Dax Vaughn is a gentleman who aims his white-hot smile at me. Oh, it’s on. Wham, bam, thank you ma’am. Then a torrential storm washes out the main road and causes a massive power outage, giving us two whole weeks to enjoy each other’s company. At which point Dax will go back home, leaving “us” in the rearview mirror. That’s the plan. Or it was . . . until I started falling for him.

Dax Vaughn won me over with how grown up he was about his feelings and how realistic he was about what was happening with Becca. I loved how he instantly recognized what was happening and let himself just feel everything without crowding Becca.

“My gut tightens. I know that feeling, but it’s been eons since I’ve felt it. White. Hot. Attraction.”

Then there was the way he missed Becca. It was sweet at the same time that it was sexy, and again, grown up. I really liked that about him.

“Hang on, gorgeous,” I warn, but she turns her face to the side to make sure I see her smile. Absolutely. Missed. That smile.

My heart hurt for Dax when he realizes how much he felt for Becca and how scared she was to return those feelings. Finding out his romantic past and seeing him go through it all again with Becca, I felt for him…felt all of the things. Felt so much love for him and was so glad when he finally got his happy ending.

“No Becca. No note. It’s fine. It is. Disappointing, but fine. What we had was last night, and last night was fucking spectacular, and now it’s in the rearview. Totally fine.”

Here’s the guy that came to mind whenever I tried to picture Dax…though the guy on the cover is freaking yummy.

If you haven’t read his book, I recommend that you try it out. Dax is my favorite hero in the series and he’s very different from all of the other characters. He’s gruff and he’s grumpy but he’s oh so sexy. If you want to read my review of the book, check it out here.

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Man Candy by Jessica Lemmon
January 9, 2018
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So who are some of your favorite book boyfriends that you read about this week? Do you love Dax just as much as I do? Share!

Until next week…enjoy!


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Eye Candy Friday: Davis Price from Arm Candy by Jessica Lemmon

Posted September 22, 2017 by Rowena in Features | 0 Comments

I’m really enjoying Jessica Lemmon’s Real Love series. The first book, Eye Candy, was good but not my favorite book of hers but then Arm Candy came out and yeah…that book was fun. I enjoyed the dynamic between Davis and Grace. I enjoyed their chemistry, their passion for each other and I really just enjoyed Davis’ character.

He was so confident and smart and I loved his sense of humor. That’s why he’s this week’s ECF man.

Arm Candy (Real Love #2) by Jessica Lemmon

Last call! At the end of the night, a clean-cut hunk and a rebellious bartender act on their unlikely chemistry in this frisky standalone novel from the author of Eye Candy.

Davis: I’ve had my eye on Grace Buchanan for a while now. Unlike the bubbly blondes I usually date, the feisty, flame-haired bartender both intrigues and bewilders me. Something about Grace—the tattoos? the nose ring?—makes every part of me sit up and beg. There’s only one problem: She hates me. Trading insults and one-liners has become our M.O. But when Grace bets me that I can’t get a date with a non-blonde if my life depends on it, I’m determined to prove her wrong by landing the ultimate non-blonde: her.

Grace: I’m used to regulars hitting on me, and I’ve turned them all down, except for one: Davis Price. I like giving him a hard time, and he’s kind of cute in his suit and tie—if you’re into that kind of thing. Anyway, I don’t care how many blondes he takes home . . . until one of them sidles up to him in my bar. Nuh-uh. But after my little bet with Davis backfires, our first date lands us in the sack. So does the second. And the third. Neither of us wants more than the best sex of our lives. The trouble is, it’s not a question of what I want. It’s what I need. And what I need is Davis.

If you haven’t tried this series out, I recommend that you do and see if it’s a series that would work for you.

Here’s what Davis Price looks like in my head. Isn’t he just yummy all over?

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Arm Candy by Jessica Lemmon
September 5, 2017
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Until next week…enjoy!


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Top 5 Wednesday: Inaccurate Book Covers

Posted October 12, 2016 by Rowena in Features | 8 Comments

T5W

Top 5 Wednesday was created by Lainey at Ginger Reads Lainey but is hosted by Sam at Thoughts on Tomes. You can read more about this meme on the Goodreads Group here.

This weeks topic is: Inaccurate Book Covers

Those books that have nothing to do with the story, or the cover model doesn’t look anything like the actual main character, or it’s a really cheesy cover for a great read!

This week’s topic was a lot harder for me to put together because my memory is crap. I’d have to look thorugh notes or look at book covers to jog my memory so to come up with five innacurate book covers (and I knew that I had books to add, I just couldn’t remember which books) was hard work but I did it.

Here are this week’s picks:


1. The Billionaire Next Door (Billionaire Bad Boys #2) by Jessica Lemmon.

Can’t Buy Me Love

It’s Tag Crane’s job to be the life of the party. Traveling from one exotic locale to another is just part of running the luxurious Crane Hotel empire. But even paradise isn’t perfect. Devising a new business strategy is keeping Tag up at night-and so is the Great Dane barking at all hours in the apartment below his. To muzzle the problem, Tag charges downstairs . . . right into the most beautiful, blond distraction he’s ever seen.

Dog-sitting by day, bartending by night. It’s not exactly the life Rachel Foster dreamed of. But when Tag Crane rushes in, all mountain-man shoulders and obscenely sexy smile, needing her help for the Crane Hotels, it’s a fantasy come true. What’s the harm in a fun no-strings fling? Only a fool would give her heart to a billionaire player like Tag-until suddenly the one man who can’t be caught is the one flirting with forever . . .

The inaccuracy for this book isn’t the cover because that is totally Tag Crane, perfect specimen that he is but the title is wrong. It’s wrong because Tag wasn’t the Billionaire Next Door, he was the Billionaire Upstairs. Sure, it’s such a small thing to notice and The Billionaire Next Door does make a great title but it’s still inaccurate. Not that you guys should keep that from reading the book. The book was cute and fun and I loved it.


2. North of Beautiful by Justina Chen.

As he continued to stare, I wanted to point to my cheek and remind him, But you were the one who wanted this, remember? You’re the one who asked-and I repeat-Why not fix your face?

It’s hard not to notice Terra Cooper.

She’s tall, blond, and has an enviable body. But with one turn of her cheek, all people notice is her unmistakably “flawed” face. Terra secretly plans to leave her stifling small town in the Northwest and escape to an East Coast college, but gets pushed off-course by her controlling father. When an unexpected collision puts Terra directly in Jacob’s path, the handsome but quirky Goth boy immediately challenges her assumptions about herself and her life, and she is forced in yet another direction. With her carefully laid plans disrupted, will Terra be able to find her true path?

Written in lively, artful prose, award-winning author Justina Chen Headley has woven together a powerful novel about a fractured family, falling in love, travel, and the meaning of true beauty.

This book spent the majority of the story fixated on Terra’s flawed face. She has a port wine birthmark that takes up the entire left side of her face. I don’t see a birthmark or any flaws for that matter on the entire left side of her face. Do you?


3. Get Lucky (Tall, Dark & Dangerous #9) by Suzanne Brockmann.

LUCKY…IN LOVE?

An unlikely state of affairs. For Navy SEAL Lucky O’Donlon was the original love-’em-and-leave-’em guy. Used to women swooning at his feet. So how could it be that the frustratingly attractive journalist Sydney Jameson had nothing to offer him but one very cold shoulder?

Well, two could play at this game. But first things first–he and Sydney had a job to do. They had to get their man.

Then there would be time enough for him to get his woman….

When I was reading this series, I couldn’t wait for Lucky’s book. Lucky is the heart throb of Seal Team Ten. He was Beautiful Lucky, the guy that could get all of the women. He had women swooning at his feet for crying out loud and then I finally got to his book and got a good look at the cover and I’m sorry but that guy doesn’t scream heart throb to me. He’s not what I pictured Lucky to look like…at all. So yeah, inaccurate as a mo fo.


4. Midnight Rescue (Killer Instinct #1) by Elle Kennedy.

Dangerous. Ruthless. Savage. And she’s the good guy.

Abby Sinclair had a desperate childhood until she was rescued and adopted by a retired army ranger who molded her into a master of self-defense. Now, she’s a cunning and fearless assassin thrust into assignment after dangerous assignment, using everything she has-nerve, resilience, strength, sex-to come out on top. Her only rule: trust no one.

Abby’s latest assignment is in Columbia: go undercover and snuff out a dangerous arms dealer active in the underground sex trade. But when Abby purposely blows her cover in a last-ditch attempt to free the helpless victims, deadly mercenary Kane Woodland is recruited as back-up. His mission: get Abby out of that hell hole.

The last thing Kane expects is to feel a primal attraction for Abby. But when she convinces him to join her on her perilous mission, their newfound passion could put the lives of their whole team at risk.

I really like this series. There’s lot of action, stuff being blown up, gun fire and steamy romances. This book in particular starts the series off right but my only complaint is that Abby Sinclair was a red head when we first meet her and she was a red head when she comes to the compound where she meets everyone else on Morgans Team of Assassins (where she meets her man Kane) so…who the heck is the blonde?


5. Echoes of Scotland Street (On Dublin Street #5) by Samantha Young.

Shannon MacLeod has always gone for the wrong type of man. After she drifted from one toxic relationship to the next, her last boyfriend gave her a wakeup call in the worst possible way. With her world shattered, she’s sworn off men—especially those of the bad-boy variety.

Cole Walker is exactly the sort that Shannon wants to avoid—gorgeous, tattooed, charming, and cocky. But his rough exterior hides a good man who’s ready to find “the one.” He’s determined to pull Shannon from her self-imposed solitude and win her heart.

As Shannon opens up in the face of Cole’s steady devotion, the passion between them ignites to blazing levels. But when Shannon’s past comes back to haunt her, her fears may destroy the trust Cole has built between them—and tear them apart for good…

When we first meet Cole in the On Dublin Street series, he’s a young teenager. He’s Jo’s kid brother that she protects from their mean ass Mom. Yeah, he grows up with each passing book and by the time his book comes out, he’s grown. Not that grown though. That guy on the cover is a lot older than I pictured Cole to be and where are his tattoos? Cole’s got tattoos all over the place but the guy on the cover doesn’t look he has any. Smells inaccurate to me.

Are there any inaccurate book covers that I missed? Any book covers that are just..wrong?


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