Monday, August 15, 2016

Chased by Love Review & Giveaway

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Chased by Love, Love in Bloom: The Ryders #3

Actress Trish Ryder takes her job seriously and has no time for those who don't. When she's awarded a major role in a new movie featuring America's hottest rock star, Boone Stryker, she's beyond excited. The six-two, tattooed hunk of burning desire is known for his dedication to his craft--but when he ditches their first meeting, she begins to wonder if he's just another rocker with a great PR team.

Sex, booze, women, and music pretty much sum up Boone Stryker's private world. He's coasted through life playing by his own rules with plenty of people willing to cover his tracks, and he's not likely to change--until he meets a woman who refuses to give him the time of day, much less anything more.

Sparks fly from the first moment Trish and Boone meet--Tensions run hot and desire runs hotter when they're trapped together on a remote location with no place to hide. Will sparks ignite, or will a hurricane douse the flames?

*** THE RYDERS are the newest addition to the LOVE IN BLOOM series by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. This 5-book hot contemporary romance series features alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They’re flawed, funny, passionate, and relatable to readers who enjoy new adult romance, contemporary romance, and women’s fiction. While each book may be read as a standalone, you might enjoy reading the entire Love in Bloom series (The Snow Sisters, The Bradens, The Remingtons, & Seaside Summers)

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

I enjoyed Chased by Love. It's a great addition to the Love in Bloom series. The book shows the importance of communication and not judging a book by it's cover.  
I couldn't help but fall in love with the characters.  
I adore Trish, like the rest of her family. She's kind hearted, yet she has a feisty streak that makes me very entertaining. 
Boone was not who I expected him to be when I first started reading the book. He's so much better than what I imagined him to be. The scene where Boone takes in the kitten made me start wondering if Boone truly is as irresponsible and arrogant as he seems. 
Even Boone's family seems like they'd be a fun bunch to get to know more, especially Lucky. I would love to see more of Lucky or Lucky having his story. 
I really enjoyed reading how Boone and Trish would communicate and talk through their issues. They were able to make it past many hurdles by discussing their thoughts and feelings.  
The book did leave me curious about one main thing, how is Jude, Boone's bandmate, doing? 
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Seized by Love, Book #1 The Ryders
YOU FELL IN love with Blue Ryder and Lizzie Barber in Seaside Summers, now follow their journey to find true love in SEIZED BY LOVE, the first book in the Ryder series.

Lizzie Barber runs a successful flower shop by day and secretly hosts the Naked Baker webcast at night to help pay for her younger sister’s education. To keep friends and family from finding out about her sexy secret, she’s put her social life on hold until her sister’s education is paid off and she can stop filming the webcast.

Blue Ryder fell hard for Lizzie Barber when he met her a year ago, and he hasn’t been able to get her off his mind since. Everything about the feisty little brunette, from her tight bod to her seductive smile, cuts straight to his heart. Though Lizzie has turned down every invitation he’s extended—Blue is not about to give up trying. 

Renovating Lizzie’s kitchen brings Blue further into Lizzie’s life, and the oven is not the only thing heating up. One night and one powerful kiss changes everything. But when Lizzie’s secret is revealed and the safe bubble she’s hidden in shatters, true love may not be enough to put the pieces back together.

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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Claimed by Love, Book #2 The Ryders
Family law attorney Gabriella Liakos has one true love, Elpitha Island, where she grew up and hopes someday to return. But Elpitha is in financial ruins, and Gabriella will do anything to keep it from falling into the wrong hands.

Duke Ryder is a savvy real estate investor set on making Elpitha into an exclusive resort. Unlike other investors, he's not scared of purchasing a property where one family has roots so deep they practically reach the ocean floor...until he meets his beautiful, stubborn, and enticing tour host―the daughter of the owner of most of the island.

Gabriella sets out to dissuade Duke from purchasing Elpitha, but Duke has other ideas. He wants Gabriella and the island. Duke's powerful seduction draws Gabriella in, but can a savvy investor who's used to glamour and glitz, and a woman interested in preserving the culture she adores find a happily ever after together?

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+**

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About the author

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance (M/F, M/M, F/F), romantic suspense, thrillers, and historical fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented. Her books have been recommended by USA Today's book blog, Hagerstown Magazine, The Patriot, and several other print venues. She is the founder of the World Literary CafĂ©. When she's not writing, Melissa helps authors navigate the publishing industry through her author training programs on Fostering Success. 

Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Neck & Shoulder Massager

I received the Naturalico Shiatsu Neck and Shoulder Massager through a promotion.

Product Info:
  • Heated
  • Massages muscles to reduce tightness
  • Kneading pressure
  • Four rotating knobs
This neck and shoulder massager provides a decent muscle massage. 

The massager comes with a car charger and wall outlet charger. The massager is a bit bulky to bring with on the go, but it can come in handy on long road trips.

The heat and rotation have separate buttons, so they can be turned on and off. This feature comes in handy when you want the kneading of the massage without the heat. 

The straps on the massager does make the device seem bigger and bulkier. The straps come in handy when wanting to hold the massager in place. I found that the straps make it easier to change the amount of pressure the massager has by pulling the massager closer or further away by pulling down or letting up on the straps.

The knobs are positioned to hit the neck and shoulder areas. Those with wider shoulder areas may not feel massager cover as much area.

The part I did not enjoy about this massager is the fabric over the knobs. The fabric is very rough and does not feel well on the bare skin, such as on the neck, for more than a few minutes.

- Heat 
- Buttons that allow to turn on and off the heat or rotation
- Position of the knobs
- Car and outlet charger

- Bulky 
- Rough fabric over knobs

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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

HandyMate Digital Tape Measure

 I received the HandyMate Digital Tape Measure through a promotion.

Product Info:
  • Stores 8 measurements
  • Measures in centimeters, feet, and inches
  • LCD display
  • Battery is included
  • Tape measure stays once out until button is pressed
This tape measure needs some improvements. 

The tape measure works fine if measuring by the actual tape. Those numbers don't change. The tape stays put once pulled out, which I really like when measure larger items alone without someone to help hold the tape measure. It reels back in when button is pressed. 

The digital portion of the tape measure needs improvement. The battery is replaceable and comes with the tape measure, which is great when the battery dies and needs changed. The digital readings is my biggest issue with this tape measure. The digital reading is frequently inaccurate. The inside measurement makes it obvious that the reading is off. I've had readings be off from -.4 to .4 of a centimeter. Resetting the measurement to 0 doesn't always work to get a correct reading when the tape is completely reeled inside the tape measure. 

It's okay for a basic old fashion tape measure. The tape measure leaves much to be desired with the digital portion. 

- Keeps tape extracted until button is pressed
- Lightweight
- Battery is replaceable 

- Inaccurate with digital readings 

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Peacock Bloom Candleholder

I received the Peacock Bloom Candleholder through a promotion.

Product Info:
  • Iron stem 
  • Blue, Green, and Silver in color
  • 9.7" x 5" x 5" 
  • Made with iron, glass, and plastic

The Peacock candleholder is a cute and colorful decoration piece.

The glass portion of the peacock candleholder is able to fit small tealight candles. I prefer using the battery tealight candles. Real candles tend to make the glass get hot and difficult to clean out.

The color on the glass is very pretty and fits my color theme well.

The candleholder is very top heavy from the glass. It sits well on a flat surface. I would recommend keeping the candleholder away from a counter edge, a table that gets bumped, away from kids reach, and away from pets.

The stem looks cheap compared to the glass holder. I'm not a big fan of the leaves. They've very thin and easy to bend. If bent too far, they could break.

- Color on the glass
- Glass portion looks cute

- Top heavy
- Stem looks cheap
- Leaves are easily bent and can be broken 

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