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Sep
19

Blog Tour + Excerpt: Tripped Out by Lorelei James

Blog Tour + Excerpt: Tripped Out by Lorelei James From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Lorelei James, comes TRIPPED OUT, a new novella in her Blacktop Cowboys Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure to grab your copy today! About TRIPPED OUT: Where there’s smoke… Stirling Gradsky abandoned the corporate rat race for a more laidback lifestyle. So it’s ironic she’s stuck working with a hard-bodied, know-it-all scientist who treats her like a stoner instead of a stone cold business woman capable of running a large scale cannabis operation. Dr. Hot and Tattooed with the big…brain needs to stop sampling their product; he’s under the half-baked idea that he’s the boss. Dr. Liam Argent’s doctorate...
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Sep
13

Review: Tripped Out by Lorelei James

Review: Tripped Out by Lorelei James Tripped Out Author: Lorelei James Reviewer: Jen Rating: C- What I’m Talking About: After leaving her well-paying corporate job, Stirling Gradsky took a chance and went into business with her brother. Now they own and operate High Society, a medicinal and recreational marijuana facility. Liam Argent has dedicated his life to understanding the chemical properties of marijuana and loves all the perks of working for High Society. But the constant head-butting and pranking with Stirling needs to end so they can grow the company. While I have enjoyed the other 1,001 Dark Night / Blacktop Cowboy stories, I felt Tripped Out was not on par with its predecessors. First,...
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Sep
5

Jen’s Summer Reading Wrap-Up

Jen’s Summer Reading Wrap-Up Now that Labor Day has come and passed, summer vacation has ended. While we may still get a nice day here and there, the nights are getting cooler and days are getting shorter. Soon the New England Autumn will be in full swing. So I thought I’d take a few moments to share my favorite reads from Summer 2017. I read and/or listened to 24 books: 16 books and 8 audiobooks, between Memorial Day and Labor Day. My reading slowed down considerably over the summer. There was more time hanging out with the family and staying up late with the kids. But also, my audiobook listening time was cut...
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Jul
24

Review + Giveaway: When I Need You by Lorelei James

Review + Giveaway: When I Need You by Lorelei James When I Need You Author: Lorelei James Reviewer: Jen Rating: A What I’m Talking About: Life for Rowan Michaels has always been fairly straightforward: first comes her son and second her career. There isn’t room for anything or anyone outside her family. Yet, befriending Jensen Lund makes her realize she is missing something in her life, and he could be the perfect fit. Breaking down walls can be scary, but Jensen may be worth it. Coming off a near-career-ending injury, Viking’s starter Jensen Lund has a new outlook on life, one that involves interests after his football days are over. So even though Rowan Michaels breaks all of his...
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Mar
27

Review: All You Need by Lorelei James

Review: All You Need by Lorelei James All You Need Author: Lorelei James Reviewer: Jen Rating: A What I’m Talking About: Annika Lund has an Ice Queen reputation because she works hard for her family’s company, always doing what is best for the family, even if her personal life takes a back seat. But until she started spending time with Axl, she hadn’t been with a man who was worth the distraction. Now she’s found a guy who matches her word for word and makes her toes curl in the process. If only she could share it with others. Axl Hammerquist is much more than the handsome, rough, playboy hockey player he portrays, but why let...
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Sep
20

Review + Excerpt: Strung Up by Lorelei James

Review + Excerpt: Strung Up by Lorelei James Strung Up Author: Lorelei James Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: A-/B+ What I’m Talking About: Creston “Cres”, the youngest Grant brother, and until recently, a closeted gay rancher, is still coping with the sudden death of the love of his life over two years ago. In an effort to get him out of his funk, Cres’s brothers and sisters-in-law take him out to a big party where he runs into Breck Christianson, a sexy hookup from Cres’s past. Breck has spent the last two years of his life riding a crushing wave that ended his successful career and left him with few friends. Seeing Cres Grant serves to remind him...
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Aug
1

Review: Just What I Needed by Lorelei James

Review: Just What I Needed by Lorelei James Just What I Needed Author: Lorelei James Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: B- What I’m Talking About: Trinity is an artist who is having a majorly bad day. She decided to drown her miseries at a local dive with her best friend, who then left her alone. Trying to avoid her loser ex-boyfriend, she walks over and kisses the gorgeous stranger who she spied across the room. Luckily for Trinity, Walker is a true gentleman, and the pair sense an immediate connection. Walker feels an unexplainable pull towards the slightly off-center woman who just walked up and kissed him hello. Knowing there is something more than just physical attraction, he...
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Mar
22

Quickie Review: Stripped Down by Lorelei James

Quickie Review: Stripped Down by Lorelei James Stripped Down Author: Lorelei James Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: B What I’m Talking About: Wynton “Wyn” Grant is best man for his younger brother, Sutton, who met the love of his life, London, a mere six months ago (Sutton and London’s story was the focus of the first novella, Roped In). Melissa “Mel” Lockhart is the best friend and maid of honor for the bride. While London has made attempts to set up Wyn and Mel, it wasn’t until the wedding until the pair meet, and instant fireworks erupted. Two peas-in-a-pod, each enjoys sex and being with one another. When Wynton’s dad has a heart attack at the wedding...
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Mar
16

Quickie Review: Roped In by Lorelei James

Quickie Review: Roped In by Lorelei James Roped In Author: Lorelei James Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: B+ What I’m Talking About: World champion steer wrestler Sutton Grant was severely injured for the second time. He made a pack with God if he survived, he wouldn’t go back, and now he’s trying to figure out what to do with his life and how to tell his ranching family about his decision. London Gradsky was dumped by her wrangler boyfriend for a Texas beauty queen. Even though he didn’t rock her world, she’s mad and hurt. When Sutton, the man who bought her temperamental horse, Dial, from her parents, shows up and asks for her help training him,...
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Jan
4

Review: What You Need by Lorelei James

Review: What You Need by Lorelei James What You Need Author: Lorelei James Reviewer: Jen Twimom Rating: A- What I’m Talking About: What You Need is the first title in Ms. James’ new contemporary romance series which focuses on the Lunds, a highly successful and very wealthy, multi-generational family. Brady Lund, workaholic CFO for their multibillion dollar corporation, is crazy for the beautiful woman he’s seen from afar in the halls of Lund Industries. After ten months of watching her without approaching her, he’s finally put in a situation to meet Lennox. Lennox loves her job as a floating admin for Lund Industries, but she feels conflicted. There is also the tattooed and pierced part of...
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