Blog Tour and Giveaway: Worth the Chance by Vi Keeland

Vince “The Invincible” Stone, Vinnie to those who knew him before, has the biggest fight of his career ahead of him.  He needs to put all of his focus and concentration on training for his fight.  He knows that this is the chance to prove all those who ever doubted him wrong.  Vince doesn’t need to be wanting the sexy woman from his past, the one he walked away from 7 years ago, but he can’t stop what he feels for Liv. 

Liv has never forgotten about the boy who broke her heart, and she would know him anywhere.  What she doesn’t expect is having to interview him for her job and be thrust back into his life.  The more time she spends with Vinnie, the more the walls around her heart begin to crumble.  She knows that they have a chemistry that is unmatchable with anyone else. 

When Liv is given an assignment, the one that could give her the job she has always dreamed of, will she be able to keep her story from Vince or will she reveal the truth and possibly shatter his heart by doing so?  Can she open her heart to Vinnie again and possibly lose the one thing she has worked so hard for just to have that chance with Vinnie again?  When there are secrets in a relationship, those secrets and destroy everything once they are revealed.

Vinnie is omg let me grab my fire extinguisher smoking hot.  This is one sexy as hell MMA fighter and he knows his effect on women.  He has worked hard to prepare for this fight, he knows that it is his chance to prove that he has made it to all of those who ever doubted his skill.  He has been training with Nico and is more than ready to get in the ring and win this fight.  He has had a shit life growing up with his addict mother, she just continues to pull him into her troubles and because he is a good son he is always there to help put back the pieces.  I think I seriously fell in love with Vinnie, he is the ultimate bad boy.  He is dominant, sex on 2 legs, protective, a MMA fighter, but he is also the guy that didn’t want to hurt the one person he cared about, Liv.

Liv has wanted this job with the paper she is interning for since she was little, this is her dream job.  She has always wanted to be a writer.  When she first runs back into Vinnie she really doesn’t want anything to do with the guy the broke her heart back in high school but she knows that she has to do the assignment to be in the running for the position that will open after the internship is completed.  When she is given an additional assignment regarding Vinnie you could almost see the train wreck begin to happen.  I felt for her, she was torn between the job she has always dreamed of and the one man that owns her heart.  I just kept saying to myself “don’t do it Liv, do not keep this from him”, but did they book listen to me?  Nope.  And what of course happens?  The secrets are revealed, trust and hearts are broken, and stupid decisions are made all in anger.

I absolutely loved the dynamic between Liv and Vinnie.  He was the bad boy to her good girl.  He knew Liv was special all those years ago and didn’t want to hurt her but unfortunately he does anyways.  I liked how Liv didn’t just fall down at his feet the first time they see each other again, she made him work his way past her walls and into her life.  Having Nico as his trainer was perfect because you got to see more of Nico and Elle’s relationship in this book. 

This MMA fighter series is one that has me hooked, Worth The Fight started my love for this series but Worth The Chance has cemented my love for these fighters.  Vi Keeland has me drooling over these fighters, I am addicted and want more.  This is a definite must read, this book is smoking hot so be prepared incase your e-reader catches fire when reading about the sexy as sin Vince “The Invincible” Stone.

OMG! Vi Keeland has done it again!

Worth the Chance is an emotional roller coaster that will have you laughing, crying, and screaming at your kindle.  It’s wonderful. It’s beautiful. It’s OMFG HOTTER THAN HELL!!
Vince and Liv had a special connection in high school. Then he broke her heart. Now she has to write a story about him and they’re going at it again. This time though, Vince is in it to win it. The question is, can he convince Liv he won’t rip her heart out again?
I love the whole reunion/friends to lovers aspect of this story. We all have that one crush that got away or broke our heart. Live having the chance to do it all again, but as woman instead of a girl is awesome. Add in to the fact that bad-boy Vince is now hotter than hell and still a bad-boy, albeit a little bit tamer. Well….maybe not, but he’s all grown up.
Live and Vince make a dynamic couple. Vince is amazing. He’s honest, up front and unapologetic about any of it. He’s straightforward and doesn’t make excuses. I love it! He has no secrets. I LOVE that!
Liv doesn’t have any secrets either. At least, not until her boss wants her to do an expose on him. Then, she keeps things from him. But she does it out of love. She wants to protect him. He’s never had anyone to protect him, fight for him. She wants to do that for him. But, as we all know, secrets come back to bite us in the ass and Liv is no different. Her secrets come back to bite her. And Vince is furious!
The ending was amazing. I loved it. I couldn’t have imagined a better ending. It was sweet, tender, and down to the wire. It couldn’t have happened any other way.
I really enjoyed having Elle and Nico in the story. After getting to know them in Worth the Fight, I was so happy to see them again. It was like running into old friends and catching up.

I can’t wait for Worth Forgiving. I know it will be explosive, heart wrenching and hot hot hot!  July can’t get here soon enough!
About the Author
Vi Keeland is a native New Yorker with three children that occupy most of her free time, which she complains about often, but wouldn’t change for the world. She is a bookworm and has been known to read her kindle at stop lights, while styling her hair, cleaning, walking, during sporting events, and frequently while pretending to work.  She is a boring attorney by day, and an exciting smut author by night!

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Review: Mine to Take by Cynthia Eden

Skye has lost everything. It was all taken from her when her stalker caused her car to crash. Now her stalker is back and Sky needs help. She turns to long lost friend and ex-lover, Trace.
Trace never stopped loving Skye and he’s determined to keep her safe as well as win her back.
This was a relatively short story. The pace is fast and things happen quickly. There was never a dull moment in this story. Sky is either running for her life or running from the passion she feels for Trace.
They mystery of the stalker was very nicely hidden. I didn’t know who the stalker was until the very end. I really enjoyed that aspect of it. I can usually figure these things out quicker.
My big disappointment came from connecting with Trace and Skye. As much as I liked them, I didn’t really connect with them. I think the lack of more background information on their former connection kept me from making that connection. I also didn’t really feel the tension between Trace and Skye.

Overall a good story and I’ll definitely be reading more by author Cynthia Eden.
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Blog Tour: Running on Empty by L.B. Simmons

Oh My Goodness!

This is a bring your own box of Kleenex book. I cried and cried. It was wonderful, it was sad, it was sweet, it was bittersweet. It broke my heart and filled me up at the same time.

Growing up Blake and Alex were best friends. Then Derek moved to town and Alex left Blake behind. But Blake continued to love Alex. He never stopped. He walked away from Alex and left her to Derek, because he loved her.

Three years ago Derek died and left Alex with three beautiful girls. She’s been running on empty ever since. She takes care of her three girls and goes through the motions of living life.

Then Blake rides back into her life. And slowly, over time, Alex starts to feel again. The numbness starts to fall away and it’s all because of Blake. But Alex isn’t ready for this. At least that’s what she tells herself. She keeps Blake at arms length. But her girls welcome him in. They recognize that he makes their mom happy and they’re all for her being happy again.

Will Alex let Blake in? Will Alex let herself be happy?

Even though I cried through almost the entire book, I loved the whole thing! It was wonderful. It makes you sit up and take notice that life is short. Live it to the fullest. Grab life by the horns and enjoy it.

This is one of those books that’s powerful and sticks with you long after you put it down. I know I’ll be thinking of it as I crawl into bed with my DH and as I look in on my kids as they sleep at night.

 L.B. Simmons is giving away one copy of her book-signed-to one lucky person. Please leave a comment for L.B. and your email address so I can contact the winner. Thank you and Good Luck!