The Trouble with Love by @_LaurenLayne

The Trouble with Love (Sex, Love & Stiletto, #4)ARC received from: Netgalley

Rating: 5*

Cover: Yay

Trope: Reconciliation Romance

Chemistry: Off the charts Scorchio

POV: 3rd Person

One-Sentence Summary: A ridiculously gorgeous group of friends from the journalist world hang out together in NYC and fall in love – this is Emma and Alex’s epic story of love and betrayal

Review: When I saw I had been approved for this ARC I just about hyperventilated as this is one of the romances of 2015 that I was most looking forward to getting my paws on, and boy it definitely didn’t disappoint!

I fell in love with Alex/Emma ever since they were first mentioned Lauren Layne - Alexand I was dying to get to know their history.

Well, this book did not disappoint – as well as the juicy backstory, which was actually kind of plausible, it had oodles of UST – OODLES I tell you! Alex/Emma pretending not to steal glances at each other, Alex forcing Emma to write about her exes, Alex and Emma falling back in love with each other …….

It was nice to see the other members of the gang as well with their hilarious banter and sarcastic comments.

Really hope that Cole’s story is next? Maybe Emma persuades Daisy to come to New York and she and Cole fall in love?

The Newsroom: 3×06 – What Kind Of Day Has It Been


I am still so sad that Charlie died but I am happy that it gave a great opportunity for plenty of my favourite thing about Sorkin TV shows: Flashbacks!

I loved the flashbacks in this episode and loved how it tied everything up to the Pilot and how it all came full circle.  I have enjoyed Season 3 but it has lacked the focus on the actual news and the tense edge of your seat newsroom scenes that we got in Season 1.

Still, this was a worthy series finale (*sniff*).  So happy about Will/Mac/baby and Will’s general reactions to this.  Sloan is just her wonderful terrific self.  As is Leona.  As is Charlie.  Although it’s hard to be invested in them given what the writers have put us through, I am pleased that Jim/Maggie got their happy ever after.  Loved the singing and playing of instruments.

But mostly I just loved Will/Mac, the banter and the flashbacks.

The Mentalist: 7×02 – The Greybar Hotel


Oh I so much love that Jane and Lisbon together now and I adore their teenage awkwardness around each other.

Hurray for a centric-Lisbon episode and the chance for her to go undercover and Jane come riding to her rescue.  I only wish that they waited until further down the season to play this card (maybe the series finale?) and that maybe Lisbon got beat up a little bit and had to go to hospital and woke with Jane by her side ……

Full Blaze by @mlbuchman Book Blitz

Full BlazeBook Information

Title: Full Blaze

Author: M.L. Buchman

Release Date: December 2, 2014

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Genre: Romantic Suspense


When Australian helicopter pilot Jeannie Clark rescues wildfire photographer Cal Jackson from a raging burnover, she doesn’t know she’s bringing aboard a firebrand. Cal is quickly recruited for MHA’s covert operations that reach far beyond the flames. Together Jeannie and Cal are assigned to an overseas operation with a lot more at risk than burning trees. And they’ll need all the skill, love, and trust they can muster if they’re going to survive the heat of this jungle battle.


Cal enjoyed the ride as they flew high over Santa Barbara, the Pacific Ocean stretching out to fill the horizon as they approached it. Jeannie had left him feeling immensely mellow. He’d never been with anyone who responded to him with such heat, nor offered it right back. And usually heat left him simply greedy for more. Jeannie doused the fires in him just as effectively as she did with her chopper, as if she’d somehow washed his insides clean as well.

Tell her, you idiot.

“You’re an incredible woman, Jeannie Clark of the dark-red hair.” He watched her as she checked something on her instrument panel, then adjusted their heading, ushc a tiny shift that he knew it was a delaying tactic. It was okay, he could wait. There were only the two of them and a breathtaking morning light aboard Jeannie’s Firehawk.


“Let’s see. Chronological or order of importance?”

“Give me a break, Hotshot.”

“Not a chance, Helitack. I could start by enumerating your womanly curves and just how much I enjoyed them last night.”

“And this morning.”

“Reverse chronological, then since we’re covering last night.”

She puttered and turned to glare at him.

“Watch your heading, Helitack,” he ordered her, though she hadn’t wiggled off her flight path in the slightest.

She continued to glare for a long moment before abruptly laughing and turning back forward.

Damn! Why were both of his cameras in the bag? That laugh had lit her up brighter than the morning sun. It was the first time he’d heard it up close rather than across half a camp, and it transformed her from merely incredible to downright magnificent. What in the hell was he doing presuming to even be aboard this woman’s chopper? He had no more qualifications to be here than… Cut it out, Cal. She invited you. That’s enough. Enough for now, anyway.

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MLBuchmanAuthor Biography

M. L. Buchman has over 25 novels in print. His military romantic suspense books have been named Barnes & Noble and NPR “Top 5 of the year” and Booklist “Top 10 of the Year.” In addition to romance, he also writes contemporaries, thrillers, and fantasy and science fiction.

In among his career as a corporate project manager he has: rebuilt and single-handed a fifty-foot sailboat, both flown and jumped out of airplanes, designed and built two houses, and bicycled solo around the world.

He is now a full-time writer, living on the Oregon Coast with his beloved wife. He is constantly amazed at what you can do with a degree in Geophysics. You may keep up with his writing at

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