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Sex on the Beach Blog Tour Stop & Reviews

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Welcome to my stop on the Sex on the Beach Blog Tour!

I have two reviews to share with you all as well as information on the tour wide giveaway…

thanks for stopping by!

A note from the authors:

Dear Reader,

 Prepare yourself for Sex on the Beach, a trilogy featuring BETWEEN US (Jen McLaughlin), BEYOND ME (Jennifer Probst), and BEFORE YOU (Jenna Bennett). Three separate novellas. Three different authors. One literary world. Read them all, or just read one. It’s up to you! No matter which route you choose, these standalone novellas are sure to satisfy your need for sizzling romance and an emotion packed story.

 

GOODREADS LINKS: 

BEFORE YOU  ~  BETWEEN US  ~  BEYOND ME

 

BetweenUs Amazon GR SW

Book links:

Amazon  ~  B&N

Synopsis:

I’m just a girl…

I’m a famous country star who’s spent her life cultivating a good girl persona to avoid bad press, but I’ve reached my limit. I’m going away for spring break with my two best friends from college, and we’ve vowed to spend the vacation seeking out fun in the sun—along with some hot, no-strings-attached sex. The only thing I needed was the perfect guy, and then I met Austin Murphy. He might be totally wrong for me, but the tattooed bad boy is hard to resist. When I’m in his arms, everything just feels right.

And I’m just a guy…

I’m just a bartender who lives in Key West, stuck in an endless cycle of boredom. But then Mackenzie Forbes, America’s Sweetheart herself, comes up to me and looks at me with those bright green eyes…and everything changes. She acts like she’s just a normal girl and I’m just a normal guy, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. My past isn’t pretty, you know. I did what I had to do to survive, and she’d run if she learned the truth about my darkness. But with her, I’m finally realizing what it’s like to be alive. To laugh, live, and be happy.

All good things must come to an end…

My review:

Between Us by Jen McLaughlin is the second novella in the Sex on the Beach Series.  Being a huge fan of Jen’s I was SO excited to get my hands on this novella.  Well, Jen has done it again! I adored this book!

Country music superstar sweetheart Mackenzie Forbes just wants to have a normal girls weekend with her two best gal pals.  Lay around, drinking cocktails and meeting guys.  Shuck the good girl image she is known for and just be free. Of course, being in the spotlight, she knows this is pretty hard to do without going unnoticed.  But so far so good!  Mackenzie seems to be flying under the radar and luckily it doesn’t seem that the sexy bartender she has taken notice of realizes who she is.  After talking with him and making plans to meet up, she is fairly certain her anonymity has remained, which is a huge relief.  Because there’s something about this guy that she really likes.  He’s different from anyone else she’s ever met and Mackenzie would love to get to know him better….without her fame getting in the way.

Key West bartender Austin Murphy can’t believe his eyes.  Is Mackenzie Forbes really sitting as his bar? She clearly doesn’t think he recognizes her and clearly she doesn’t want to be recognized.  Far be it from Austin to deny her that.  He knows what it’s like to want to be someone else.  After all, it’s why he moved here in the first place.  But he can’t deny the attraction between them and he sure can’t say no when she says she wants to spend some of her vacation weith him.  What would she say if she knew the dark things about his past?  Would she change her mind about him?  God, he hoped not.  She’s the best thing that has walked into his life and he would hate to give her up.

The dance Mackenzie and Austin are swaying to is slow and sensual with plenty of heat but there’s also the issue of trust lying just below the surface.  Will Mackenzie trust Austin with her true identity?  Will Austin trust Mackenzie with his past?  Will a weekend be enough for either of them to quench the thirst they have for one another?

Oh man, I loved this story.  Jen does such an amazing job with her book guys.  Austin is the quintessential bad-boy on the outside/good-guy on the inside and I absolutely adored him.  Mackenzie has been stifled by her life in the spotlight and craves the normalcy of a young woman.  Both wanting to escape their lives for even a day, both Austin and Mackenzie find solace in each other’s company…as well as plenty of heat.  The sexual tension between them is smoldering and absolutely delicious! Then, learning more about Austin’s past, I loved him even more.  Of course there was a big mess they have to deal with and it’s the test of their very new relationship….I won’t give anything away but I will say that I was so happy with how it ended.  *dreamy sigh*  Simply perfect!

Thank you, Jen, for yet another amazing, romantic, sexy, yummy read!

5LovesRLBFive Loves

BeyondMe Amazon GR SW

Book links:

Amazon  ~  B&N

Synopsis:

CAN FUN IN THE SUN TURN INTO LASTING LOVE?

Spring break in Key West with my besties was supposed to be casual fun. But I never expected to meet James Hunt. Sex and frolic? Yes! A relationship? No. But his hot blue eyes and confident manner drew me in. And when he let me see the man behind the mask, I fell hard, foolishly believing there could be a future for us. Of course I never considered our relationship might be based on lies…or that his betrayal could rock my foundation and make me question everything I believed in…

OR WILL A LIFE BUILT ON LIES RUIN EVERYTHING?

The moment I saw Quinn I knew I had to have her. She hooked me with her cool eyes and don’t touch me attitude. I had it all, money, social status, and looks. I could get any girl I wanted…until her. When my friends challenged me with a bet to get her into bed by the end of the week, I couldn’t pass it up. But sex wasn’t supposed to turn into love. She wasn’t supposed to change me, push me, and make me want more for myself. She wasn’t supposed to wreck me in all ways. And now, if I can’t turn my lies into truth, I just might lose her forever…

My review:

Beyond Me is a novella in the Sex on the Beach Series and being a big Jennifer Probst fan, I was so excited to get my hands on this story.  Jennifer didn’t let me down.  This story was just perfect!

On Spring Break in Key West with her two BFF’s, Quinn must venture out and meet a guy.  Why, you ask?  It was the deal her and her girlfriends had made.  They wouldn’t be spending a ton of girl time together.  They needed to branch out and get some action.  Some guy action.  It’s this deal that leads her to a house party at a gorgeous and sprawling mansion.  After being there only a short time, Quinn isn’t too impressed with what’s going on.  Scantily clad drunken girls and Ken doll perfect frat guys.  SO not her thing.  All that changes when she meets James Hunt.  He seems to be different than all these guys here and she immediately takes to him.  It doesn’t take long for Quinn to decide James should be the guy she throws caution to the wind with and enjoy a fling with….too bad she finds herself wanting more with him by the end of their trip. Forget the problem of the trip ending.  The bigger problem, Quinn soon finds out, is James wasn’t exactly honest with her from the very beginning.   Could his dishonesty ruin any chance for a long-term relationship?

James Hunt was used to throwing the parties at his parents house on Spring Break.  He was used to the girls and the booze and all the annoying nonsense that came with it.  And he was over all of it.  But he couldn’t be annoyed tonight.  Now when he sees Quinn.  She’s unlike any other girl at this party and he instantly knows he must have her and after spending even a little bit of time with her, he was sure of it.  Of course his friends take that as a chance to offer up a challenge to get her in bed before the weekend was up.  Just to shut them up, James accepts.  Quinn would never find out anyway, right?  The more time James spends with Quinn he sure hopes she doesn’t because he’s fallen hard and fast for her.  But even if she did find out about some stupid bet, she would surely know his feelings for her were true and very real….right?  Or could that one stupid bet risk it all?

Two people from opposite ends of the social status spectrum turn out to be a perfect match when it comes to matters of the heart.  Will they be able to overlook all of the silly mistakes that lead up to the present and give what they’ve found a chance?

I simply adored this book.  In true Jennifer fashion, she gives the reader two fantastic characters with an undeniable attraction that built beautifully throughout the story.  Of course, the whole matter of the bet had me a nervous wreck and I was so worried for Quinn and James because I really REALLY wanted things to work between them.  James, despite coming from loads of money, was a broken soul and I wanted to give him a great big hug when he let his true feelings about his childhood show and how he feels about his parents spill out.  Quinn was so amazing and strong.  She has been dealt a tough hand in life but is determined to make the best of things.  Their differences balanced out and I loved them as a couple.  I won’t give anything away as far as the bet and the ending but I will say this:  the thing I love most about Jennifer’s writing is her ability to write an amazing ending.  Chick-flick-movie-worthy type of endings, I tell you.  And this was no exception.

Thank you, Jennifer, for a sexy and loving story!

5LovesRLBFive Loves

 

Giveaway:

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Author links:

JENNIFER PROBST
Website:  www.jenniferprobst.com
Facebook Fan Page:  https://www.facebook.com/jenniferprobst.authorpage
Twitter:   https://twitter.com/jenniferprobst
Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/2965489.Jennifer_Probst 

JEN MCLAUGHLIN
Website: http://dianealberts.com/
Facebook Fan Page: https://www.facebook.com/DianeAlberts6
Twitter: https://twitter.com/DianeAlberts
Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6921962.Jen_McLaughlin 

 

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