{Review} London Falling by Chanel Cleeton (with Giveaway)

LONDON FALLING by Chanel Cleeton Blog Tour

{Review} London Falling by Chanel Cleeton (with Giveaway)London Falling by Chanel Cleeton
Series: International School #2
Published by Harlequin on July 7, 2014
Genre(s): New Adult
Pages: 282
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Our Rating: four-stars
We weren't a relationship, we were a ticking time bomb...

Maggie Carpenter walked away from the hottest encounter of her life when she left the seductive glitz of England for summer break in her South Carolina hometown. Now that she’s returned to the International School in London—and sexy, privileged Samir Khouri is once again close enough to touch—she can’t help but remember the attraction, the drama … the heartbreak.

She can’t help but want him even more.

Samir can’t afford to fall for someone so far removed from his world, not when his time in London is running out. It's his senior year—his last chance at freedom before he returns home to Lebanon. There, he’ll be expected to follow in his father’s footsteps—not follow his heart to Maggie. But when a scorching secret hookup becomes a temptation neither can resist, they’ll both have to fight to survive the consequences … and find a future together.

Don’t miss this explosive sequel to I See London, and the riveting conclusion to Maggie and Samir’s story. This is a New Adult romance recommended for readers 17 and up.

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{Flashback Friday} Just the Sexiest Man Alive by Julie James (28)

Flashback Friday on Steamy Guys After Dark featuring Just the Sexiest Man Alive by Julie James

It’s time for Flashback Friday, where we feature a book that’s at least two years old. They could be books we’ve read and loved or books we need to jump on.

Just the Sexiest Man Alive by Julie James

Just the Sexiest Man Alive by Julie James

Published on 10/7/2008 by Berkley Sensation

No woman could resist him—except the one he wanted most…

Cool, Calm, Collected…

Nothing fazes Taylor Donovan. In the courtroom she never lets the opposition see her sweat. In her personal life, she never lets any man rattle her—not even her cheating ex-fiancé. So when she’s assigned to coach People’s “Sexiest Man Alive” for his role in his next big legal thriller, she refuses to fall for the Hollywood heartthrob’s charms. Even if he is the Jason Andrews.

Confident, Famous, Irresistible…

Jason Andrews is used to having women fall at his feet. When Taylor Donovan gives him the cold shoulder, he’s thrown for a loop. She’s unlike any other woman he’s ever met: uninterested in the limelight, seemingly immune to his advances, and shockingly capable of saying no to him. She’s the perfect challenge. And the more she rejects him, the more he begins to realize she may just be his perfect match.

This one sounds so awesome!!

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What are you flashing back to this week?

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{Waiting On} Caged in Winter by Brighton Walsh (28)

 Steamy Guys After Dark is Waiting for Caged in Winter by Brighton Walsh this Wednesday

It’s time for another installment of Waiting on Wednesday, highlighting some of our most-anticipated upcoming reads.

Caged in Winter by Brighton Walsh

Caged in Winter by Brighton Walsh

Anticipated Arrival Date: 11/4/2014

In this emotional and sexy New Adult debut from Brighton Walsh, the only thing more frightening than commitment is hope……

Aspiring chef Cade Maxwell is immediately, viscerally attracted to Winter Jacobson. But it’s not her mouthwatering curves he’s drawn to—it’s the strange emptiness in her eyes. When Cade saves her from a drunken customer with grabby hands, he’s shocked at her response……

Winter doesn’t need Cade’s help. After a lifetime of getting by on her own, she’s happy to rely on herself. She’s exactly seventy-six days away from graduating college, and if she can hold it together that long, she’ll finally be able to rise above the crappy hand she was dealt.

But now, every time she turns around, Cade is there, ready to push her, smile at her, distract her from her plans. Winter knows she can’t afford to open up—especially to a man she’s terrified to actually want….

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So let us know: What book are you anticipating this week?

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{Review} Until We Fly by Courtney Cole (with Giveaway)

Until We Fly by Courtney Cole Blog Tour

{Review} Until We Fly by Courtney Cole (with Giveaway)Until We Fly by Courtney Cole
Series: Beautifully Broken #4
Published by Self-Published on July 5, 2014
Genre(s): Contemporary, New Adult
Pages: 227
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Our Rating: four-half-stars
Ex-Army Ranger, Brand Killien, has always been good.

A good friend, a good soldier, a good everything. .
The problem is, good hasn’t gotten him anything but a crushed heart.

So after licking his wounds, he decides to move on. And moving on doesn’t include being good anymore.

Jaded and detached, Brand is determined to never open himself up to anyone again. It’s not worth the pain. Instead, he becomes closed, hardened, aloof.

But then he’s called back home for a family emergency… a family that he is estranged from. A family that he put out of his mind a long time ago for very good reasons…reasons that involve secrets and pain. Reasons he tried hard to forget.

But home is where the heart is, and it just might be where Brand finds his again.

Why? Because home is where Nora Greene is. A fiery, red-headed spitfire, Nora is a thing from his past. A beautiful, feisty thing. When Brand left, she was away at boarding school.

But she’s back now.

And she wants Brand, scars and all.

Kassiah: I haven’t read the other books in the Beautifully Broken series yet, but that didn’t stop me from totally appreciating and falling in love with Brand Killien. Until We Fly is a phenomenal story, and I can’t wait for more from Courtney Cole!

The story begins with Brand, a “badass special ops soldier” on leave due to an injury, getting a phone call.

My father is dead.

I should be upset, devastated even. A normal person would be.

But in addition to my rage, there’s only one thing I feel.


Strained doesn’t come close to describing his relationship with his parents, but his mother asks him to come home for the funeral, and he doesn’t refuse her. He has just arrived in town when he comes across the scene of a terrible accident, and he becomes the hometown hero (again), saving a bus full of kids as well as Nora Greene, a girl he barely knew in high school.

Nora has been in love with Brand forever, and she can’t believe that he’s back in town or that he got injured in the process of saving her life. She decides to show her appreciation to Brand by nursing him back to health, giving her some time to distance herself from her overbearing father (and uncle) before she has to go to work for the family company at the end of the summer. She also sees it as an opportunity that she’ll never get again.

“I want you. Without any strings at all. At the end of the summer, we’ll probably never see each other again…but I want this summer. With you.”

Brand tries to resist at first, but Nora is determined. Finally, she breaks him down.

Smart or not, I’m burying myself in her tight little body tonight.

Their relationship is sweet and sexy. I loved both of these characters. I don’t want to give more of the story away, but each of them have something traumatic in their pasts to deal with, and it makes them stronger–individually and together.

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I loved Brand. He was a true hero and so hot. He displayed such a depth of emotion, and his character really grew throughout this story. Nora, too. I honestly didn’t know how Cole could bring Nora around–she is so broken–but she did, and it was amazing.

My only complaint about this story is that the end was wrapped up a little too neatly. I loved how everything turned out, but I think it would have been more believable if Nora hadn’t found out what she does at the end. Other than that, it was fantastic. Until We Fly has relatable characters, steamy scenes, and a storyline that’s intricate and realistic. I think you’ll love it.

Report Card
Overall: 4.5

***About Courtney Cole***

Author Courtney ColeCourtney Cole is a novelist who would eat mythology for breakfast if she could. She has a degree in Business, but has since discovered that corporate America is not nearly as fun to live in as fictional worlds. She loves chocolate and roller coasters and hates waiting and rude people.

Courtney lives in quiet suburbia, close to Lake Michigan, with her real-life Prince Charming, her ornery kids (there is a small chance that they get their orneriness from their mother), and a small domestic zoo.

Find Courtney Here: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads


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