Thursday, October 20, 2016

COVER REVEAL: Rebel Heart by J.C. Hannigan

Series: Rebel #2
Genre: Second Chance Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 3, 2016


In the four years since Elle Thompson's first love broke her heart, she hasn't been able to get over him and move on. Luckily, a tempting new romance begins to simmer—but then fate throws Elle and Braden back together again, and Elle is trapped between her past and her possible future.

Braden Miller regretted pushing Elle away from him the moment it happened. Blindsided by grief, he lost sight of what and who mattered and quickly hit rock bottom. Since then, he's kept his head down and worked on becoming a man he can be proud of. But coming home to Parry Sound means seeing Elle again. As they're constantly pushed in the same direction, Braden realizes that he has to make amends with more than just his family.

Elle's yearning for both men in her life intensifies. Wavering between loyalty to one and memories of a long-ago flame with another, she struggles with her feelings. But fear of having her heart broken again keeps her from diving in either direction with both feet. Too bad it's not only her heart on the line...

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J.C. Hannigan lives in Ontario, Canada with her husband, their two sons, and their dog. She writes contemporary new adult romance and suspense. Her novels focus on relationships, mental health, social issues, and other life challenges.


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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

BOOK REVIEW: My Personal Bad Boy by Bethany James

I’m searching for wingman or woman. I’m seeking corruption and I want you to be my guide. I’m average, from my average height, to my average weight, to my average hair and my average clothes.

I spent New Year’s babysitting when I wanted to be anywhere else. I want a tattoo or maybe a piercing. I want to kiss a girl and have a one-night stand, not necessarily in that order. I’m not a virgin but I may as well be.

I want to experiment and gain experience. I’m sick of being the wallflower. I want to be so confident with myself and my sexuality that when I walk into a room head’s turn. Most of all, I want to live.

Reply to this message if you think you have what it takes.

~Book Review~
5 “I can’t believe I’m giving this” Stars

When I started out reading this, I honestly didn’t know how I was going to rate it. Pretty early on it was clear this was more erotic fiction than romance and to be fair Amazon does categorize it that way. This read was kinda like Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride. No scratch that, it’s like Mr. Toad’s Hot Horny Wild Ride!  My eyes popped wide, my mouth gaped open, the room got a lot hotter, and I read a few lines more than once. This is not my usual safe romantic read, but I had to know…What was Wes going to orchestrate next???  But I’m getting ahead of myself.

So stuck home babysitting her sister’s kids on New Year’s Eve, Nic decides her life needs more excitement.  She wants to be a bad girl. She wants to try new things. (See the book description for what she wrote.) Thus, she places an internet ad searching for a bad boy to corrupt her. Enter Wes Matthews, a tattoo artist who answers her ad. He’s looking for a “new toy” (his words) and perfectly willing to be her sex life coach.

It’s not long and you realize this story could also be called How Nicole (or maybe Nic’s Coochie) Got Her Groove Back because exploring these wild sexual set ups, Nic is expanding her horizons, getting the life experiences that she desires, and gaining more self-confidence.  Wes, in a sense, empowers her to break out of her boring lifestyle. Of course, you could also title this, The Sexual Adventures of Wes and Nic and Whoever the Hell Else Wes Feels Like Including.

Anyways, despite all the wild scenarios, even from the beginning I felt an undercurrent of something with just Wes and Nic. Maybe it’s the romantic in me but I wanted to root for them to be together, to be something more than a casual hook-up. And as the story went along, the stronger that vibe became.

This story definitely isn’t for everyone. You probably need to go into it with an open mind. You definitely need some suspension of disbelief as, let’s face it, in the real world, at the very least, Wes would not be so hot, well endowed, or with Nic’s best interests at heart.
“…I survived the Wesosuarus Cock…”
And Wes is quite the enigma. I think that’s a large part of the appeal of the story. What is his deal? When is he going to contact her again? What will he have planned? How far does he take sharing?  He’s probably more of an erotic fantasy than a romantic book boyfriend, but that doesn’t mean he’s not confident, creative, alluring, and finally possessive.
“He brands me with his tongue so hot against mine and I whimper as I cum.”
It’s insanely hot and filthy dirty, filled with some original sexual adventures. (Holy cow the wheelbarrow position.) You never know what’s on tap next, but Wes, the bad ass bad boy, is sure to not disappoint.

What I found so refreshing about this super smutty tale is that not only does it have a plot and intriguing characters, but despite all the orgies and ménage a tois or ménage a fill-in-the-number, it’s pleasingly void of angst. There’s no cliché scheming villains (otherwise often known in the romance world as OW drama) or hidden agendas with most of the people Nic meets. I think that went a long way in my rating and, by the end, even made me a little envious of the close circle of trusted companions that Nic finds (oh and the hot, adventurous man too).

There are some grammatical issues (especially with misuse of past/present tense) for which I should probably deduct at least a quarter point off the rating, but if you’re considering reading this book you probably haven’t selected it for the grammatical mechanics so I’ll let it slide this time.

My Personal Bad Boy is a standalone erotic romance (yes in the end I think it is) told via Nicole’s first person POV. 

Monday, October 17, 2016

BLOG TOUR: Savage Mafia Prince by Annika Martin

Where is Kiro?
He’s the lost Dragusha brother, heir to a vast mafia empire—brilliant, violent, and utterly savage…and he’s been missing for years.
I'm supposed to be doing simple undercover research at the Fancher Institute for the Mentally Ill & Dangerous, but I can’t keep my mind off Patient 34. He’s startlingly young and gorgeous, but it’s not just that. He’s strapped way too tightly to that bed. And there’s no name or criminal history on his chart. What are these people hiding? My reporter’s instincts are screaming.
Here's the other thing: the staffers here believe he’s so sedated that there’s not a thought in his head, but I catch him watching me when nobody’s looking. Our connection sizzles when I enter the room. When our eyes meet, I know he understands me in a way nobody else ever has.
I’m supposed to follow my editor’s orders—I have secrets, too—but everything about Patient 34 is suspicious. How can I not investigate?

~Book Review~
4.5 Stars

If you’ve been following this mafia family saga from the beginning, then you’ve probably been as intrigued about the third Dragusha brother as I have, and now Kiro finally gets his story.

Ann Saybrook, 29, is a down on her luck journalist, struggling with her own issues while undercover at a mental institution in Minnesota. But she might be on to a bigger story than the one she’s assigned once she encounters Patient 34.

Kiro Dragusha, 21, has no idea that he’s the long lost link to fulfilling an old mafia prophecy, that he has a criminal empire at his disposal, or that he has two powerful brothers searching desperately for him. All he wants it to return to his life in the wilderness with the wolves…and to take his mate, Nurse Ann, along.
“Caveman and captive is a good role-play fantasy, but this role-play is moving into reality with alarming speed, and cavewoman is not my preferred lifestyle.”
Told via Ann and Kiro’s alternating first person POV (as well as a few other familiar voices) Savage Mafia Prince is an action-adventure romantic suspense. Like the previous books in this series, it pulls you in till you can’t put it down.

Kiro is probably everything readers have imagined and more. He’s fast. He’s fierce. He’s intense. He’s determined. No matter the obstacle, he’s not to be stopped.
“It’s a dress rehearsal for sucking his cock—we both know it.”
Oh yeah, and he’s savagely sexy too! A blend of the Incredible Hulk along with “Paul Bunyan meets GQ,” you’ll want your own alpha savage who’s devoted to you.  (That little rhyme was totally unintentional but hey it would make a great motto for Kiro!)  Major point for originality with this character. If you are tired of reading the same romantic heroes, then this is a must read for uniqueness. Kiro is a fully developed riveting character—he will make you swoon, tug at your heartstrings, and turn you on!

I also want to praise the absence of OW/OM drama in this whole series. I know many readers like myself get tired of romantic plots than hinge on another man or woman causing trouble for the main couple, and this series proves that you don’t need all that melodrama to make a riveting story.  These tales have been packed with danger, intrigue, and inner turmoil that each couple has to face, and those issues provide ample conflict to propel the plot.

Each book has left me wanting a little more, and I closed this one feeling the same, craving more of this eclectic family together….So if you want more too, keep reading for an exclusive character interview!

Dark Mafia Prince  Amazon US   iBooks   Google   Kobo  B&N  Book Review
Wicked Mafia Prince  Amazon US   iBooks  Google  Kobo   B&N   Book Review
Savagae Mafia Prince  Amazon US   Amazon UK   iBooks  Kobo    B&N 

~Character Interview~
5 Questions with Annika Martin’s Dangerous Royals

Welcome to the Book-Bosomed Book Blog everyone!
*Mouth gapes open at three stunning princes who enter the room like they own it with their loves at their side.*

Q1. Princes, describe your idea of the perfect date.
"First of all, thank you for having us here at Book-bosomed blog! Now, for your question. Perfect date? I love to cook for Mira."
Mira: *smiles* "I love him to cook for me." 
*Group shifts around* "This sounds like they mean it dirty somehow."

*Kiro wraps  his arms around Ann.* "A fire in the fireplace. I feed Ann a nice big meal."
“And after dinner, a walk,” Ann adds.
“A walk?” Kiro scowls. “After I feed my mate I like to fuck her.”
*Ann goes red.*

“Our perfect date is to roam around the city and see what happens.”
*Tanechka grins* “With a stop for pastries.”
“Perhaps we watch the boats on the river.”
“And if anybody looks at Tancheka the wrong way, I will fuck them up.”

Q2. Let’s see where else the princes’ hearts lie. Mira, you work to help the less fortunate. The princes have a lot of money; if each brother had to donate to a charity, which ones do you think each would choose?
“That’s a great question, because you know the Dragushas are definitely cleaning up their act and looking at more positive things to do with their resources.” *Mira narrows her eyes at the three of them.* 
*Aleksio beams at her.* “You know it’s true, baby.” 
“Aleksio has actually been doing a ton to fund the legal and living costs of the victims of Lazarus’s pipeline. It’s really helped. And Viktor and Tanecka have been getting involved in refugee causes. And of course Kiro is all about saving the woods and buying land where they can roam free without being hunted. These brothers are aweseome!”

Q3. You’ve all endured a long road to be together so surely it’s time for some fun. Tanechka, if you’re in charge of the evening’s entertainment and a rock concert is on the agenda, which band do you score tickets to see? Who among the six of you is losing their concert virginity?  Who are you most likely to catch head-banging to the music? And who might go as far as stage diving?
"Poor Kiro doesn’t know music at all! Viktor and I love rock, especially Metallica—we very much love them, as well as The Stooges and the Stones. We took Kiro to a concert of Metallica and he did not like it. But Kiro loves poppy songs, like Beyonce, Sia, Spoon. We all think it is very funny. "

Q4. Viktor—I recently read something shocking about you. *Spoiler alert! Anyone who hasn’t read Savage Mafia Prince, close your ear…or cover your eyes.* So you went shopping at IKEA! And for fish paintings! Since you are quite the homemaker, if you and Tanechka went shopping for a housewarming gift for Aleksio & Mira and Kiro & Ann, what would you buy them?
"Aleksio and Mira are having many dinner parties, but the plates get broken often. I would buy them plates made of plastic, so that they are not broken."
"I’m not serving people dinner on plastic plates. But thanks for the thought, brother."
*scowls* "And for Kiro and Ann, many big blankets and pillows. They love to lounge around on the floor. "

Q5. Following this interview you’re all off together for a Dragusha family vacation. Kiro picked the location so obviously you’re going camping. Hand over your backpacks to Kiro so he can determine if you’re prepared and reveal the contents?  *Eyes Aleksio & Viktor in their sexy black Armani suites.* I wonder if those two have a change of clothes in there.
"Mira and I are staying at the Skyslope Hotel."
"We’ll take the helicopter in for the day!"
"We’ll bring breakfast!"

PLUS: 5 Rapid Fire Questions…Tell us the first thing that comes to mind.

#1 Everyone: Do you see yourself as an optimistic or pessimistic?
Tanecka & Alesksio
Everyone else: "Optimist." 

#2 Everyone: In one word describe yourself (dark, wicked, and savage are off the table).
Aleksio: "Thoughtful."
Mira: "Warrior."
Viktor: "Fighter."
Tanechka: "Like a cat."
Kiro: "Wolf"
Ann: "Investigative."

#3 Princesses: What is your prince’s best physical feature?
Mira: "His eyes."
Tanechka:  "He is strong as a bull."
Ann: "Amazing shoulders."

#4 Princes: Against your front door, on all fours on a bear skin rug, or spread eagle on the bed—which way do you prefer to claim your mate?
Aleksio: "Any way. I can’t get enough of Mira!!"
Viktor: "Up against a wall."
Kiro: "On a soft rug or bed. I am done with taking her outside!!"

#5 Princesses: Favorite thing to hear your prince call out “in the moment.” ;-)
*Mira, Tanechka and Ann look at each other and then at their princes, glowering.*
Ann: “Ummm….better leave that to your imagination!”

A big thanks to Annika Martin and her dangerous royals! 

Annika Martin is a NYT bestselling author who enjoys writing dirty stories about dangerous criminals! She loves helping animals and kicking snow clumps off the bottom of cars around the streets of Minneapolis, and in her spare time she writes as the RITA award-winning author Carolyn Crane.
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Friday, October 14, 2016

BOOK REVIEW: The Two-Night One-Night Stand by Ryan Ringbloom

4.25 Stars

It’s Halloween night and having broken up with her boyfriend the previous Christmas, Holly Martin is in costume at a bar waiting for her blind date. Enter Matthew Daniels, a physician’s assistant, meeting his brothers for drinks after a long day in the ER. In scrubs, Holly mistakes him as her blind date and Mathew, having not had sex in 17 months, 6 days, 11 hours, and 43 minutes, battles with his conscious, or more specifically his peen, over whether to correct this case of mistaken identity or go with the flow. Peen pushes him in the right direction, and it turns out this is Holly’s lucky break. Her real date is a real jerk, and Matty is quite the nerdy prince.  For all the ladies sick of the manwhore type, this read’s for you. Matthew is an all round good guy.

Told via Holly and Matthew’s alternating first person POV, The Two-Night One-Night Stand is a cute romantic comedy. The pair have their fair share of mishaps in their journey from a one night stand to a dating relationship.  Alcohol is not always Holly’s best friend…
“It’s official, the combination of white wine and Fireball is the equivalent to female Viagra.”
And the “Peen-nut gallery” does not always act in Matty’s best interest.
 “I think I hear Peen laugh at me. This is his fault. I blame him for hoarding most of the blood supply, leaving my brain depleted.”
Matty’s conversations with his penis were a humorous addition to this light-hearted tale. If you’re looking for the kind of romantic read that puts a smile on your face, this is definitely one to 1-click.
“Happy HallowPEEN!”

Thursday, October 13, 2016


Genre: Romantic Comedy


Joel Anderson doesn’t take anything seriously.

Not his relationships, which have been few and far between since his brutal divorce. Not the drama of working in a tattoo parlor, which seems to be around every corner. When things get him down, he smiles and cracks a joke. But he’s not the kind of man you cross, or you’ll find yourself at the wrong end of his fists.

Annika Belousov takes everything seriously.

Like her job as a reality television producer, given that she typically has something to prove. Or her love life, which is defined by a series of requirements — affluent, ambitious, accomplished, to name a few. Definitely her family, who worked their whole lives to afford her every opportunity, a sacrifice she doesn’t take lightly. When she’s tapped to produce a reality show at Joel’s shop, she doesn’t think twice, just goes in for the kill, as if there were any other way.

The second Annika walks into Joel’s shop, he makes it his mission to crack her open, but she’s not having it. He’s all wrong — too crass, too hairy, too un-serious. But it doesn’t take her long to find out there’s more to him than smirks and tattoos. And what she finds could put her career and his heart on the line.

Not that Joel cares. Because for the first time in a long time, he’s found his tonic.

~Book Review~
3 Stars

Joel Anderson is a tattoo artist running his shop, Tonic. Railroaded by his brother and employees, he agrees to a reality TV show about the trade. Annika Belusov is the producer assigned to run the show.

Told via Joel and Annika’s alternating first person POV, the opening scene jumps right into the premise with a blast of insta love/lust on Joel’s part. I felt it needed a little more build-up as well as a stronger introduction to the characters. Their initial meeting and dialogue felt awkward with a lot more tell than show. I just didn’t feel their connection.  And then Annika describes herself as a “frigid bitch” and Joel as a “hairy fucking guy” and I honestly wondered why the readers were supposed to be attracted or endeared to either of these characters. Frankly if this had been a sample on Amazon rather than an ARC, I would have moved on to the next book right there.

I’m not a fan of reality TV in the real world; however, that’s not stopped me from enjoying other books with this reality TV premise. But I don’t think I’ve encountered a heroine in the position that Annika is in who was so unlikable, with such little integrity, and disregard for treating people like human beings.
“They were just meat puppets, pawns in a game to move around, crash into each other, all while trying to make sure we caught it all on camera.”
The main couple was largely the problem I had with getting into this story.  First it was Annika’s cold response to innocent people, and later it was Joel’s bratty behavior over something that seemed immature for a thirty-eight year old man.

This is listed as a romantic comedy; however, I failed to find humor in the story. I think it would more aptly be categorized as simply a contemporary romance.  There is some reality TV contrived drama/angst and a love-hate romantic angle with a predictable misunderstanding. I do give the story points for avoiding some clichéd pitfalls that I expected, but it didn't fall prey to. On that note, many minor characters exhibited more maturity and sensibility than Joel or Annika.

There are quite a few sexy scenes, and thankfully they are just Joel and Annika. It's getting harder these days to find romances that don't exploit sex scenes with other people, so I also give this romance points for sticking to the main couple.

All in all, it’s simply an “okay” romance, nothing terrible but nothing spectacular. If you are looking for a reality TV romcom or love-hate romcom, there are definitely others I’d recommend instead; but if you're simply looking for a safe read, this one should fit the bill. 


Staci Hart has been a lot of things up to this point in her life: a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can't forget that. She's also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She's been a wife, even though she's certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She's also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she's been drinking whiskey. Her favorite word starts with f and ends with k.

From roots in Houston, to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she's not writing, she's sleeping, cleaning, or designing graphics.


Wednesday, October 12, 2016

COVER REVEAL: Will by Kerry Heavens

Series: Not Your Average British Romance, Book 2
Release Date: November 1st, 2016
Genre: Contemporary romance


Will Middleton has no clue how much I want him.
He looks at me like I’m an angel,
And all I can think about is how he would look tied to my bed.
He’s the perfect gentleman.
Amazing considering he’s related to The Spencer Ryan.
He is everything Spencer is not. Sensitive, considerate, and unassumingly handsome.
I’d like to show him that’s a good thing.
But he broke my heart once,
and I don't know if I can let him do it again.

Mags Goldsmith is a beautiful, confident heiress and she seems to want me.
Although she really shouldn't. I'm not what she needs.
She’s a goddess. And when I say goddess,
I mean erotica writing siren, who knows more than one use for a riding crop
Everything I thought I knew about her has been rewritten,
And now she’s got me tied up in knots.
She's everything I've ever wanted and more,
I just have to prove I’m worthy.

This is not your average British romance.
It's a tale of second chances, strap-ons, and of course sex oranges,
All bound up and tied to a bedroom door.


~Check out Book 1 in the Series~

Sparkle, kink and all things ink. That's what Kerry Heavens is made of.
Writing smutty, sometimes funny romance, with a touch of kink.
Real characters and best friends you wish you had.
A little ink thrown in here and there.
HEAs guaranteed.

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

BOOK REVIEW: Savage Beast by Charleigh Rose


Cole and Jade's story 

Warning: Taboo, ménage, dirty talk, hot as f*ck. 


I dated a mobster. A monster. A maniac. 
He left me scarred, marred and done with men in general. The last thing I needed was another man in the very same lifestyle. I might let Cole Savage into my bedroom, but I can't let him into my heart. 


She’s been hurt before. She thinks I'll hurt her again. 
Problem is, I’m not the one who is trying to hurt her. 
Her ex-boyfriend is a part of the Lucky Lucianos, an up-and-coming Italian mafia in New York city. He thought he could get away with what he did to her, but he won't be so lucky when I get my hands on him.

~Book Review~
2.5 Stars

If you’ve read the first book, Stepdaddy Savage, then you know that Jade and Cole met at a dinner party at Graham and Dahlia’s house. Well it’s a few years later till their paths cross again, and this time Cole is determined to get her in his bed.

I’ll admit that I clicked on this book to get more glimpses of Graham and Dahlia just as much as I was interested in Jade and Cole. Turns out, Jade and Cole don’t have nearly the chemistry or appeal as Graham and Dahlia did.

Told via Jade and Cole's alternating first person POV, Cole’s a little too caveman for my tastes at times. He’s not as dark and suave as Graham. He comes off as a big lug.  This story is also more erotic and less romance than the first one. As the description points out, it does contain a ménage scene which frankly would have made a lot more sense in the beginning when Cole and Dahlia are just fuck buddies and not after they become engaged! Yep, you read that right; they have a threesome with his roommate, Carter, after they say 'I love you' and he proposes. Again, I repeat, this is really an erotic tale more than it’s a romance.  On top of that,  Cole’s inner monologues articulate ridiculous things like, “Nothing says romance like anal,” which they engage in with his 12 inch cock that “almost smelled like cotton candy that sat in the sun too long” (Jade’s words) and no lube beyond his spit. Lots of eye roll worthy moments in this story for sure.

The first half of the book is largely Cole and Jade fucking when they are supposed to be working. It actually got a little boring after a while. I didn’t feel a special drawl between Jade and Cole like I did with Dahlia and Graham.  In fact, I only  had one major problem with the first book that I thought surely the authors wouldn’t be so unoriginal as to repeat that again in the second. So imagine my disgust when around roughly 50% they rolled out the heroine-almost-gets-raped troupe for the second time! Followed in the next chapter by a sex scene because you know almost getting raped is so arousing. So I’m just going to cut and paste from my review of book one where the exact same scenario played out. If authors can’t come up with something better than presenting the heroines as helpless victims of near rape, saved only at the last second by her man, then they don’t deserve a truly original review either. So here goes:

For authors who state in their bio that their philosophy is “fun, sexy, smut” that is “original” and that they “won't give you what you've already seen a million times before,” well they certainly missed those goals with this scene. This plot device isn’t original and has been done many times over.  But more importantly, attempted rape isn’t sexy!  I’ve ranted about books that use this unrealistic and unromantic plot climax in romance books before and it bears repeating. Rape/attempted rape/sexual assault does not belong in a romance novel and using it as simply a plot devices not only trivialized the real problem of sexual abuse against women, but contributes to a rape culture.  

All in all, I think Graham made book one, but the rest of the heroes in this series don’t have the same appeal. I’m doubtful I’ll read the next book as the hints to Quinn's backstory do not appeal to me.   

~Book 1 in the Savage People Series~

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

BLOG TOUR: Maximum Rush by Misti Murphy

Genre: Romance 

Rush Hadley wants two months of my time in exchange for the only interview the magic man’s ever done. It’s the opportunity of a lifetime. A make or break point in my journalism career. All I have to do is entertain the famous magician. 
A billionaire playboy who doesn’t understand the word no, he’s stubborn, one-track minded, and set on getting me into his bed. Men like him ruin girls like me with their dirty mouths and wicked tricks, but I’m not gullible enough to fall for his charms, even if his touch feels like magic. 
Maxi O’Keeffe is a sexy little challenge I intend to have my way with. She might have said no, might keep saying no, but I always get what I want. The quirky goody-two-shoes isn’t going to hold out forever. 
Uncomfortably awkward and downright weird, she shouldn’t be the only person who gets me. She shouldn’t be more than a way to pass time in this boring old town. So why does she get me higher than any audience screaming my name?

~Book Review~
4 Stars

The Hadley siblings have all found love with the exception of one hold out—oldest brother, the famous magician, Rush, 30.  He has no time for it and doesn’t want to be tied down by it, but when an Australian reporter is after him for an interview and Rush is on his way home for family weddings, he decides to bring her along as his companion.

Max Holland O’Keeffe, 21, feels guilty taking off for two months on an assignment. She has her own family to look out for, including a niece that she’s recently become the guardian of. Max is quirky to say the least. She wrestles with issues of insecurity and self worth and often drifts off in her mind. 

Despite his playboy ways (which thankfully aren't depicted) Rush is quite the enigma of a man. He’s a private person though ironically he prefers being naked and letting it all hang out.
“‘It’s a magic wand that grants orgasms.’”
Rush omits confidence and sex appeal and is what Maxi needs to come out of her shell, or shall we say head. Told via Maxi and Rush’s alternating first person POV, the story (like the previous books) is largely lighthearted, pleasantly void of OW/OM drama allowing it to focus on the building of the romance, and full of sexy times.
“‘Oh, I’m going to lick you sweet cheeks. I’m going to tongue fuck you until you see stars.’”
Will Rush discover that love is more rewarding than the applause of the crowd? Will Maxi find that two months with the Hadley’s is a life experience that will provide more than just the answers to her interview questions? The theme of balancing work and family come into play.

Maximum Rush can be read as a standalone although fans of the series will enjoy glimpses of the couples from the previous books. 

And if you want more of the Hadley's...keep reading for an exclusive character interview! 


Prick Tease  Amazon US    Amazon UK
Lady Killer  Amazon US   Amazon UK
Cocky F@#ker Amazon US    Amazon UK 
Maximum Rush Amazon US  Amazon UK

~Character Interview~
5 Questions PLUS with the Hadley Family 
from Misti Murphy’s Tangled Desires Series

Welcome to the Book-Bosomed Book Blog everyone! (*looks around and makes sure there’s enough seating*) It’s good to see the Hadley family together, getting along, and happy. (*Points to sign above door: No Fighting & No Guns Allowed*) You’ve been a fun bunch to read about so tell us a little more.

The first question is for the girls…

Q1. Ladies, there’s a lot of magic in the family, but what does your man do that makes him more like Magic Mike?

Chels: “I’ve actually made Mace re-enact a couple scenes from that movie.”

Mace: “Oh come on, Chels. We’re allowed to keep some things secret.”

Tommy: “Yeah, wish you would. I don’t want to hear about my best friend and my brother’s sex life.”

Razer: “Hear about it. Pretty sure we heard it on more than one occasion.”

Gem: “I don’t know why you’re giving Mace a hard time. There’s been a couple times you’ve put on a damn good strip show yourself. Swinging in the doorframe, and showing off.”

Tommy: “Only because it turns you on. Anything to get my girl begging for my cock.”

Gem: “Well, it works.”

Claire: “Every move Raze makes is like pure freaking art. I swear he looks at me the wrong way, and it turns me on. He doesn’t need any special moves.”

Raze: “Same, Sugar. Can’t keep my hands off you.”

Mace: “Fucking hell. How do you two manage to have a life outside the bedroom? It’s disturbing as fuck the way you go on about each other.”

Maxi: Sorry? I, uh, zoned out a little there. Is it my turn? Are you asking what makes Rush like a stripper? Because, you know, this is the most clothes he’s worn all week. As soon as Sarah’s down for the night it’s like my own private strip show, so I don’t think he can get any more Magic Mike.

Chels: “Unless he dances.”

Mace: “Have you seen this fucker dance? Because the last time he danced—”

Rush: “Obviously it’s not where my talent lies.”

Claire: “You can say that again. For someone as tall and limber as you are, you look like a monkey on steroids.”

Rush: “Hey, I’m not that bad.”

Maxi: *Rolls eyes* “You can’t be great at everything. It’s not possible. But you’re pretty damn good at getting naked.”

Rush: “So are you, sweet cheeks.”

Mace: “Aw, aren’t you two just too fucking sweet? Next question.”

Q2. Okay guys, it’s your turn. Tell us something about your ladies that we don’t know or a hidden talent they don’t realize they have.

Tommy: “Gem can tie a gummy snake in a knot with her tongue. That’s all I’m saying.”

Mace: “I’m not sure that’s a hidden talent. We’ve seen her touch her nose with her tongue too.”

Tommy: “No it’s the other thing she can do with her tongue that you’re never going to find out about.”

Mace: “Jesus. Moving on.”

Chels: “Is it difficult to tie knots in things with your tongue? I’ve never tried.”

Mace: “Okay, now this I can get on board with.”

Gem: “We’ll get a bag of gummies on the way home. I’m sure you’ll be able to do it in no time.”

Mace: “Chels can speak Italian and French. Fluently.”

Chels: “No, I can swear fluently in Italian and French. Count to ten. I don’t really speak the language.”

Razer: “Claire’s really great at making people smile. She just has this way about her, that it doesn’t matter who they are, or what mood they’re in, a few minutes with her and they can’t help but be happy.”

Claire: “I’m not sure that’s true.”

Tommy: “That’s no hidden talent. You’ve always been that way.”

Rush: “I’m not certain it’s a secret, but I’m pretty sure Maxi doesn’t realize how good a singer she actually is. She can belt it out like she’s on American Idol. She’s got a really great voice.”

Q3. This one’s a couple question. Finish the sentence: If my partner was blindfolded he/she would still know it was me simply by ___________.

Chels: “Scent.”

Mace: “You always smell so fucking pretty. Chels would probably say by the way I move.”

Chels: “Yeah. I could tell it’s you from across the room by the way you walk.”

Raze: “That’s a tough one, isn’t it? I’d say by my hands.”

Claire: “They’re very good hands. Rough and tender all at the same time. Raze would know me by my voice.”

Raze: “True. But I’d know you anywhere. By the softness of your skin, the way you touch, the hitch you get in your breath when you bite your lip. Hell, if you’re in the room I’m turned on.”

Tommy: “Well, isn’t that just great. More stuff we didn’t want to know. Gem says she can tell when I’m around by the way I breathe.”

Gem: “It’s deeper, more relaxed, than anyone else I know. Plus it’s you, babe. My skin prickles as soon as you look at me. Hmmm, I’m not sure how you would know it’s me though. Maybe by the way I smell.”

Tommy: “Well, you do kind of smell like sugar, but it would be the little hum you get going in your throat and the way your body feels under my hands.”

Maxi: “My turn? Sorry, I was away with the faeries.”

Rush: “We’re you imagining blindfolding me?”

Maxi: “Uh, yes.”

Rush: “Fuck, now I’m dying to get you home.”

Maxi: “After the interview. So, for me it would be my shampoo. He always says that was one of the first things he noticed about me.”

Rush: “Raspberries. Yeah, you’re probably right. Maxi would know it’s me by my cock.”

Mace: “Of course you had to fucking go there.”

Rush: “You only wish it had been you.”

Maxi: “You’re incorrigible. It would be your presence. You’ve always been larger than life. Your energy fills space like nothing else. That’s how I would know.”

Rush: “You could have just gone with cock as the answer. That would have worked too.”

Q4. This question is for all the couples, whether you have children yet or not. There’s the old adage, ‘Does as I say, not as I do.’ Name something you’ve done (as a child or adult) that you would not want your children to follow in your footsteps by doing.

Rush: “Pretty much anything I’ve done before Maxi. I hope our kids turn out like her.”

Maxi. “I hope they get your energy. I’m not sure that there’s anything I don’t want my kids to do. Except let life overwhelm them.”

Raze: “I think if I were to tell my kids to do differently to me it would be to tell them not to be too stubborn, or to hold themselves back. Sometimes you have to push past your comfort zone no matter what holds you back.

Claire: “I love you, Raze.”

Mace: “Yeah, we all do man.”

Claire. “I won’t let my kids settle.”

Mace: “You’ve been such a goody-two-shoes, Little Bit, there’s nothing you could be hypocritical about.”

Claire: “What’s yours then?”

Mace: “Easy. Don’t swear, don’t beat on your best friends, don’t be too stubborn, or too cocky.”

Chels: “Except you and Rush already encourage Mia and Sarah to wrestle.”

Mace: “That’s different. That’s family.”

Chels: “Hmm. I think they’ll probably be who they are and do what they want, but I hope they always know they don’t have to hide things. There’s something to be said for laying one’s cards out on the table.”

Mace: “Yeah, we lost far too much time.”

Chels: “I’d change it if I could.”

Rush: “I think we all would.”

Mace: “What’s passed is past. We ended up exactly where we were meant to be.”

Tommy: “I’ve made mistakes. We all have. I’m not sure there’s anything I’ve done that I’d be horrified if any kids we may one day have did.”

Gem: “They’re never ever to date anyone abusive.”

Tommy: “They wouldn’t want to, pretty girl. Not with this family.”

Mace: “We’d kill a fucker, and bury them where no one would ever find them if that happened.”

Q5. Last question is for anyone or everyone that’s willing to answer. Halloween is only a few short weeks away. Spill a favorite Hadley Halloween memory—trick or treat.

Mace: Well there was this one time…

All groan.

Rush: “Why is it always so fucking scary when you utter those words?”

Claire: “Just let him tell it.”

Mace: “Anyway, as I was saying, there was this one Halloween. We were teenagers, all of us except Claire. If I remember correctly, mom took you out trick or treating earlier that year?”

Claire: “Probably. You guys never let me come with you.”

Rush: “You were a baby.”

Claire: “Whatever.”

Mace: “Right so, we’re wandering around the neighborhood, trick or treating. Nothing particularly exciting, until we get to this house.”

Rush: “Wait on, I think I remember this. Was that Ms Heartridge’s house, our English teacher?”

Mace: “Sure was.”

Tommy: “Oh God. I remember this.”

Raze: “Didn’t we stand at the gate and decide it was probably best to skip her house?”

Rush: “Sure did, but Mace here, he stalks up to her door and bashes on it like he’s the bloody police, or something.”

Mace: “Yeah. Except, I don’t think she knew what day it was. I mean, she should have, but I think maybe she had a date. Unless, of course she was trying to scare us kids with her costume.”

Tommy: “No joke, our English teacher comes to the door in a negligee and those heels that look like slippers. I could never look at her the same way again.”

Raze: “I don’t think she could look at us. I think that’s why she quit, what, it must have been less than two weeks later.”

Rush: “Of course, Mace can’t be counted on to keep his cocky mouth shut. So she’s gawping at us and trying to close the door, and he’s all trick or treat. So she tells us to go away. That she’s got no treats on her.”

Tommy: “And Mace says, ‘Of course you fucking do, that negligee hides nothing.’”

Mace: “Anyway, she slams the door in my face. Which is fine. I mean we’re all adolescent boys, now sporting half-chubs for our English teacher. That in itself is just disturbing when you think about it.”

Raze: “So we decide to go for trick. We’ve got a carton of eggs and a couple rolls of toilet paper. We’re just going to go with the classic. I mean, she’s our teacher. At that age it’s a matter of principle.”

Mace: “Yeah, but before any of us could do anything, Rush has pulled his own trick. Just walked up to her front window, dropped his pants and stuck his ass on the glass.”

Maxi: “Oh my Lord, you did not.”

Chels: “That’s disgusting.”

Mace: “It gets better.”

Gem: “What can possibly make this story better?”

Rush: “Well, you see, the one thing I didn’t think through while I was being a rotten turd and mooning Ms Heartridge, was the fact the street was full of people.”

Mace: “Kids everywhere. Parents. Cars going past.”

Raze: “And dropping his pants like that.”

Rush: “I swear the whole town saw my dick that day.”

Mace: “We got blasted by our parents. All of us were in so much trouble.”

Tommy: “It was pretty much all anyone could talk about for a good month. That Rush Hadley needs to learn how to be appropriate. All the Hadley boys do.”

Rush: “You know I think secretly everyone thought it was as funny as we did.”

Mace: “Maybe. It certainly wasn’t the first time we got caught doing something stupid.”

Tommy: “Wasn’t the last either. But yeah, it’s probably the most memorable.”

PLUS! 5 rapid fire questions. Tell us the first thing that comes to mind. Go…

#1 Favorite sound to hear first thing in the morning

Mace: Mia.”

Chels: “Yep, Mia. Well, Mace and Mia crashing around the kitchen. Morning cartoons. The coffee pot.”

Tommy: “Silence. Now that all you bastards aren’t living in my house anymore.”

Gem: “It’s never silent. Lucky snores worse than you do.”

Tommy: “Okay, pretty girl. What’s yours?”

Gem: “You, whispering in my ear. It’s the thing I wake up to every morning.”

Claire: “Raze hums in the shower. I don’t know why that makes me smile.”

Razer: “It also makes you join me. I like the way your voice is raspy before you wake up properly.”

Rush: “Music. Whatever Maxi puts on when she wakes. She sings along at the top of her lungs.”

Maxi: “Hilltop Hoods more often than not.”

#2 Last thing you do before you go to bed at night

Maxi: “Put my phone on silent. Otherwise it pings all night.”

Rush: “That’s not the last thing you do. You always double back to check on Sarah. Before bed, I swim. Before sleep, I thank Maxi for putting up with me.”

Maxi: “Yeah, you do.”

Tommy: “I don’t know how she does it. You’re always hyperactive.”

Rush: “Whatever, idiot.”

Tommy: “Shower together.”

Gem: “Yeah, or share a pint of ice cream. Sometimes both.”

Tommy: Depends on if you let me lick it off you or not.”

Mace: “I don’t want to know about your ice cream fetish, bro.”

Raze: “We cuddle up on the porch swing for a while and enjoy the serenity.”

Claire. “He reads to me.”

Raze: “You make me, sugar.”

Claire: “You know it gets me all hot and bothered when you use that sexy voice.”

Raze: “Okay, It’s probably not the last thing we do.”

Chels: “Mace and I talk until I fall asleep.”

Mace: “Communication is so important to us.”

#3 Midday pick me up—nap, work-out, or “afternoon delight” ???

Razer: “Honestly, what kind of question is that?”

Mace: “Right?”

Rush: “Exactly.”

Tommy: “Seriously?”

Claire: “I swear you boys could start your own club. Brain dead from the waist up.”

Mace: “Ha! She just called you brain dead, Raze.”

Razer: “I think she was talking about you.”

Gem: “Maybe we should all just agree that the obvious consensus is afternoon delight.”

Mace. “Speak for yourself. It’s all about naps in our house.”

Chels: “Well, we always say we’re going for a nap, though that isn’t usually what happens.”

Maxi: “Isn’t an afternoon delight a work out followed by a nap anyway? Can I say all three?”

#4 Holiday dinners—whose house and who’s cooking?

All: “Tommy’s.”

Tommy: “Probably mine and it depends on whether our parents are visiting.”

Gem: “No one can get Mona out of the kitchen once she’s in it.”

Claire“We share out the responsibilities.”

Tommy: “We do desserts.”

Rush: “I could always hire someone to cater.”

Tommy: “Learn to cook.”

Maxi: “We can all cook. It’s just they like to talk smack about each other. Obviously. So Tommy’s house and a group effort.”

#5 Ultimate family vacation—Disney World, LEGOland, or Circus Circus?

Chels: “Disney World.”

Mace: “No, LEGOland.”

Rush: “How about both. We’ll all go together. The kids will love it?”

Maxi: “I’ve always wanted to go to Disney World.”

Raze: “Maybe Disney World. Where do you want to go, Claire?”

Claire: “Anywhere with you.”

Tommy: “Aww, you two make me want to heave. I’m good with Disney World.”

Gem: “Disney World sounds fun.”

Rush: “I’ll organize it.”

Before they all take off in their Mickey Mouse ears for Disney World, a big thanks to the Hadley crew and Misti Murphy! 

Misti Murphy is a sadistic b*tch who loves to emotionally torture fictional people. If she did that in real life she’d probably end up in prison or a psych ward so she prefers to create dirty talking alphas and the sexually frustrated women who fall into their beds. And if someone needs to be smacked upside the head before f*cking turns to love then that makes her very happy indeed. She’s a huge believer in flaws making us human, and that not everyone likes bacon. She’s also addicted to chocolate and scared of the effects of the coming shortage. She swears like a f*cking trooper, and thinks that graphic smuttiness should be as real in fiction as it is in real life.  When she’s not writing she’s the perfect housewife and mother. Ha bloody ha! When she’s not writing she’s hiding in a cupboard with her kindle, scoffing chocolate, and stalking facebook.