SCANDALOUS BOOK BLOG #CausingAScandal: June 2016

Thursday, 30 June 2016

{{RELEASE BLITZ & REVIEW}} JUST A MAN (The Porter Trilogy #1) by Shannon Youngblood

Title: Just a Man
Series: The Porter Trilogy #1
Author: Shannon Youngblood
Genre: Alpha Adult Romance
Release Date: June 30, 2016

For Charlotte Ann-Marie Hightower, living with her best friend, applying for a Personal Assistant job at Alex Porter Industries and enjoying all that Southern California had to offer was enough to scab over the tragic truth of her past. Little did she know that Alex Porter, a sexy billionaire entrepreneur, would turn everything on its axis. Alex comes with his own past of tragic regret that often causes his desire for complete control in all areas of his life. However, with one look from the fiery haired daydreamer, everything changed for him too. Now Charlotte finds herself facing the deepest darkest aspects of the past while Alex refuses to do the same. The question becomes, can they save each other from a past that quickly becomes their present?

***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Naomi / Scandalous Book Blog***

This book ticks every box!!! I loved the characters as if they were family, following their story was an eye opener and a heart breaker at the same time. Alex and Charlotte are perfect for one another. I cant wait to see what the next book in this series has to offer. Just a Man was smoking hot and didn't disappoint.

Alex and Charlotte both have a future tarnished by their pasts.

Charlotte has moved with her best friend and is embarking on a new life with a new job as Alex's PA. She just wants to be free of her past.

Alex is yet to face his past, he hides it away in a box that continuously taunts him.

When Alex and Charlotte come together its electrifying they are both made to face their demons, in the hope that they are strong enough to help one another move forward.

The question is tho will they be able to do this together or will they fail at the first hurdle??

I was on the edge of my seat waiting to see what happens and I am still sat there waiting for book 2!!!

“The chemistry literally drips from the pages as you get into the complex, yet sizzling relationship between Alex and Charlotte.” - Author Janea Keyes

“Honestly, this was one of my favorite books to read in a very long time!” - Reader Review
“Shannon did a wonderful job with her descriptive language with her premier novel.” - Reader Review
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Well, my name is Shannon. I live with my wonderful husband Vaughn and I read. Like a lot. From May 2015- January 2016 I've ready over 250 books. I decided I'd give this writing thing a try. I've always loved to write short stories but the challenge of a book seemed a bit daunting to me. Be gentle with me. I try my best, but please give me any criticism you can. I would love to make this a full time thing! Love you all and thanks for reading!



Title: Bet Me Something
Series: The Something Series #3
Author: Aubrey Bondurant
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 30, 2016

Being able to stand on your own two feet, sometimes requires getting knocked off them completely... 

McKenzie “Kenzie” Lane is newly graduated from college and looking forward to a dream internship she has lined up for the summer in LA. Unfortunately, her controlling mother has other plans. 

Colby Singer, with his hot-as-sin looks and wicked charm, is never without attention from the ladies. Despite suspecting how Kenzie feels about him, he’s always kept her comfortably off-limits since she’s the baby sister of one of his best friends. But when he’s determined to distract her temporarily from the stress of her mother’s ultimatum, deciding to show her some fun, he quickly finds that keeping her in the friend zone is not as easy as he’d hoped. 

Once Kenzie realizes this may be her last opportunity to gauge her long-time crush’s true feelings, she puts it all out there in the form of a bet. It's the perfect idea for her perfect man. 

Until he isn’t. 

Will a dose of reality lead to true love? Or will it crash and burn before it can even get started? 

Full Length Standalone book with no cliffhanger. Third book of the “Something Series”

Recommended for mature readers due to situations of language, and sexual content. 


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Aubrey Bondurant loves to read, write and travel. When she isn't working full time or spending time with her family, she puts her fingers to keyboard and crafts a story.

As a former member of the military, she's passionate about veteran charities and giving back to the community. 

Her writing style is a combination of chick lit and erotic romance or "smutty chick lit" as she calls it. The "Something Series" will consist of 5 books. The first one, Tell Me Something came out in June 2015. The second book, Ask Me Something will be out in November 2015.


Title: Yesterday’s Tomorrows
Author: M.E. Montgomery
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 30, 2016

If growing up in her home wasn’t enough to shatter Madelyn Stone’s illusions of happily ever after, then serving several years behind bars certainly was. Her crime? Believing in family and growing up on the wrong side of the tracks. She’s learned the hard way that there is no such thing as a prince in shining armor.

Between a career in the Marines and plans to marry his childhood sweetheart, Holten Andrews had his future all mapped out…until life took an unexpected, heart-ripping turn. Now he’s moved on with a new career in law and vows to confine women to one of three categories: family, professional, and f*ckable. No blurring the lines. Ever.

Love is the last thing on Maddy’s mind as she attempts to forge a new path out of the wreckage of her life. Holt’s sense of loyalty is rocked when he’s blindsided by feelings for a woman he would normally condemn. When revelations from Maddy’s past threaten her, Maddy has to put her faith in Holt, while Holt fights not to lose the one woman who blurred all of his lines. Every choice they make will figure into whether or not they can make yesterday’s dreams still come true tomorrow.

** 99c for release day only!**


***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Naomi / Scandalous Book Blog***

OMG...This story is addictive. I couldn't read this book quick enough I had to know what was going to happen next.This was an emotional heartbreaking read but along the way it heals your broken heart.

Madelyn hasn't  had an easy life. Her father was an alcoholic who walked out on both her and her sister Charly. Maddy was doing everything in her power to make a success of herself all she wanted was a  scholarship and to leave town. But Maddy finds herself stepping on trouble, trouble that will change her life forever.

Holt is no stranger to heartache. After the death of his wife, he has set his guard up and doesn't let many people close. Holt cant let go of his past so he struggles to have a future

When these two cross paths it is very clear that they have a connection. they have both been dealt bad hands but they remained strong, but sometimes you just need a little push and maybe these two can help one another.

When the  past becomes their future they may not survive the outcome! 

I would love to say more about this book but fear to give anything away. This is simply a book that speaks for itself so get one clicking!!!

M.E. Montgomery has been an avid reader her entire life, and after falling in love with so many characters created by other authors, a new one began to form in her head. With the support of her family, she decided to to write it.

She is the homework queen to her four school aged children who think she is a genius in math, science, history and spelling. Fortunately, her biology and elementary school teaching background help her to keep up the expert fa├žade, at least for now.

Although born and raised in the Washington DC metro area, she has considered many places to be called home since she left to attend college in North Carolina. She is a proud Navy wife, setting up a home wherever the Navy sends her husband. When she’s not reading or writing, she loves to go camping with her family, drink wine on the deck, and be swept off to romantic getaways.


Title: Reckless Hearts
Series: Oak Harbor #2
Author: Melody Grace
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 27, 2016

“When you’re ready for a real man to show you what it feels like, you just let me know.”

It should be the offer of a lifetime: sexy craftsman Will Montgomery wants to rock my world, and boy, does he know what to do with his hands – and that filthy, delicious mouth of his…

Only problem is, I don’t believe in relationships. And Will has ‘boyfriend material’ written all over his chiseled, hunky abs. He was supposed to be an impulse fling, but now he’s shown up in Oak Harbor, NC, to put down roots, and he’s determined to make me com…mit.

I’ve been hurt before. Love always ends in tears and tequila, but Will seems different. He’s charming and funny, and did I mention that miraculous mouth of his? Despite all my better judgment, I’m falling. Hard. But can something this good turn out to be true? Or will old scars keep us from building a future together? For the first time ever, maybe I want to be proven wrong...

A sexy, heart-felt stand-alone with a guaranteed happy ending from New York Times bestselling author, Melody Grace!

***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Michelle / Scandalous Book Blog***

Real estate agent Delilah is a independent and very career minded woman. There is know one better to be selling the properties around the little town she loves and knows inside out, she is hoping her hard work pays off when the current owner makes hints that she is close to selling. After losing a deal in New York and drowning her sorrows she finds her self locked out of her car after having her purse stolen. Knights in shining armour are definitely not her thing but when the hottest guy asks if he can help her she thanks him with a very hot kiss, was that instant chemistry she just experienced ? Nope cant be she doesn't get affected by that type of thing! Instant lust maybe but there would never be anything more to it ?!?

Will is a big time guy on wall street and can not get Delilah out of his head after she just about jumped on him after he helped rescue her. He decides to change his life completely and heads to Delilah's small amazing town and he is prepared to knock her off her feet and make her fall heads of heals for him, how hard can it be right ? He is irresistible, gorgeous and has given up his life to be near her , wow !! how can she resist ? Everyone has a past and Will his hoping by moving away he has left his behind

Delilah doesn't do relationships and is slightly freaked out that Will has moved to her town!! Stalker comes to mind !! Good job Will isn't a quitter, he has his work cut out for him !! Delilah is a love them and leave them kind of girl with real trust issues with all men, this includes her father. Will is soon sweeping her off her feet but trust and pasts are starting to prove this isn't going to be easy for either of them.

This is the second book in the Oak Harbour Series but I read it as a stand alone. I really like the characters in this story and found it easy to relate to them, the story flowed well and the book was well written. Will and Delilah's relationship was very passionate and it was a real love story. I'm not sure if it was a bit too predictable and soppy for me but that's just my opinion and it wont stop me reading more of Melody's books and I would still recommend this book as a good, light and easy read.

Praise for Reckless Hearts

"Reckless Hearts is sexy, sweet, and the perfect summer read! Melody Grace has outdone herself!” - Corinne Michaels, USA Today bestselling author

"Sweet, sexy deliciousness. Reckless Hearts had me in a constant swoon! This is a summer must read!" - A.L. Jackson, NYT Bestselling Author

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Melody Grace is the New York Times bestselling author of the Beachwood Bay series. A small-town girl turned SoCal beach lover, after spending her life with her nose in a book, she decided it was time she wrote one herself. She loves steamy romance novels, happily-ever-afters, and lusting after fictional menfolk. She lives in LA with her two kittens, Bucky Barnes and Steve Rogers.