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~ The Sweetest Chase (Heart of the Storm #2) by Sharla Lovelace Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway ~

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Heart of the Storm #2
Sharla Lovelace
Releasing Feb 23rd, 2016
Photographer Quinn Parker is getting
married in a month, and she’s almost happy about it. Even though her mother is
planning the whole wedding. Even though she’s secretly had the hots for Simon
Chase forever. But he’s her best friend’s brother and her coworker . . .
off-limits even if she were single. So she’s marrying the man who should be her
perfect match—and that’s that.
Simon Chase’s life revolves around
his family’s storm-chasing business. The meteorologist of the bunch, he’d
rather be out in the weather than reporting it—especially if Quinn Parker is
along to photograph the run. He’s been hiding his crush on her for a long time,
and it’s only intensified. But she’s marrying someone else—and that’s that.
Or is it?  When a Chase
family wedding sets the stage for body temperatures to rise and the pressure of
Quinn’s impending wedding to build, a new reality breaks.  Quinn and
Simon discover their unrequited affections have been mutual all along. When the
gathering storm of their attraction finally reaches its peak, will it leave
their lives in shambles? Or will they find shelter in each other?
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The air suddenly got thicker, if that was possible. Quinn felt every one of her nerve endings zinging as if a mother ship were calling to her from somewhere. And those magnets—damn it, those magnets were tugging at her. His eyes—

“Simon,” she breathed, the word having no sound, and barely enunciation.

“I went to your place,” Simon said, just as low. His eyes were crazy dark.

She licked her lips and watched those eyes drop to catch it, sending every ounce of feeling to one central place. She could hear her breathing in her ears, and it sounded like she’d just run around the building. Through sand.

Wait—he came looking for her?


The tiniest movement of his head signified a shake, but his eyes burned into hers.

“I don’t know.”

She did. It was the same reason she needed to walk away that very second.

Walk away.

“I guess I’ll go, then,” Quinn said, not moving.

Simon’s jaw twitched madly.

“Please don’t,” he said finally. So softly she almost didn’t hear it.

Except she did.

Her feet moved on their own, crossing the space between them, pulling his head down at the same time he reached for her. Her mouth met his the moment her feet left the ground.

christie review5 star a

The Sweetest Chase is the second book in the series, but the first book I have read by Sharla Lovelace, and she has a new fan in me. I’m a sucker for a good friends to lover’s story, and this one was FANTASTIC!!!

Quinn and Simon have known each other for years. He is her best friend’s brother, but they have become friends as well over the years. They are also co-workers; she’s the photographer for his family’s storm chasing business. Now, they are part of a reality show. Each of them have had feelings for one another, but they have never acted on it because of their friendship. And, Quinn is also engaged to be married in a month, but she has been having confusing feelings about her upcoming nuptials. At the wedding of Simon’s brother, they are both shocked when they realize their feelings for one another. One hot, sexy kiss later, things have drastically changed. Will it be enough for Quinn to choose Simon?

I loved everything about this book….the story and the characters, and I loved that it was set around storm chasing. Those scenes were heart-stopping and exciting! Quinn was a great woman, but at times, I wanted to shake her and tell her to stand up to her mother and fiancé. She was such a free spirit, and the two of them wanted her to be the person they thought she should be…a trophy wife to a handsome, successful man. Simon appreciates and loves her for who she is which makes him even sexier!!! I loved seeing her slowly having more confidence in herself and loving the person she was. The two really completed each other. There is so much sexual chemistry between the two yet the romance is incredibly sweet.

I was completely captivated by the storyline and characters from the very beginning. My only regret is I’ve waited way too long to read a book by Sharla Lovelace. I’m looking forward to reading more in the series. There are so many characters who seem to have a story to tell. I can’t wait to return and see the Chase family. Hopefully, I won’t have to wait too long. If you like a well-written book with the perfect combination of sexy and sweet, give this series a try!!!!

Abou the author
Sharla Lovelace is a bestselling, award-winning author of sexy small-town
love stories. A proud Texas girl through and through, she lives in southeast
Texas with her retired husband, a tricked-out golf cart, and two rambunctious
dogs. Author of five stand-alone novels and the Heart of the Storm series, she
loves connecting with readers; find her on Twitter, Facebook, and Goodreads, or
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~ Awakening by D.M. Earl Cover Reveal + Giveaway ~

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Title: Awakening (The Journals Trilogy, #3)

Author: D.M. Earl

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: Spring 2016



I’m safe.

And so is my family. All because of the sacrifice Stone made to save us. I don’t know what has happened to Stone or Walker, but I believe in my heart that Stone will do everything he can to make sure Walker never comes near us again. I know he’s out there, and I cannot allow myself to think otherwise. He will come back to me, to us.

So until that happens, and knowing that, I need to work to make my family and myself whole again. Life can bring unexpected joys and sorrows, and it’s up to me to begin the healing process for us all. I need to be strong, and that’s what I plan to do.

I’m no longer a victim because Stone showed me that I was so much more. Life is worth living.

My name is Quinn, and as I awaken from my dark past, and violent present, I will start to truly live.

The future has never been so bright.


Abou the author


D.M. Earl lives in Northwest Indiana. She is an avid reader and will devour a book usually in a day. She reads anything from romance, contemporary, erotica and dark reads.

She also loves to ride her Harley next to her hubby. Also D.M. likes being outdoors either working in in the mud on her flower beds or garden or just hanging with her 10 four legged fur “kids.”

Connelly’s Horde is her first published work released July 3, 2014. This is a Novella in her series Wheels & Hogs. Cadence Reflection Book 2 released on November 21, 2014. Gabriel’s Treasure Book 3 in the series released on July 6, 2015. Book 4 is in the works hoping to release in Winter 2016. D.M. has already thought out Books 5 thru 8 so lots more coming from the Horde.

D.M. then started a second series, The Journals Trilogy which is a dark read filled with suspense and drama. Anguish #One released on May 11, 2015. Vengeance #Two releases on December 20, 2015. The final Book #Three will release also sometime in Winter of 2016.

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