Monday, January 13

Review and Giveaway, Temporary Bliss and True Bliss by BJ Harvey

Title: Temporary Bliss
Author: BJ Harvey
Genre:  New Adult, Contemporary Romance 
Publication Date: August 27, 2013
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*Disclaimer - There is absolutely no cheating in this book. However, this book does contain descriptive and super hot sex scenes that will make you blush and leave you hot and bothered. Make sure you have you husband, partner, boyfriend or significant other nearby when reading, or else batteries. Lots and lots of batteries*

Makenna Lewis cringes at any mention of the word commitment. She doesn’t want or need a relationship, but she does like sex (who doesn't). 

That explains Noah, Sean, and Zander, her three 'friends with benefits'. 

They know the score, they know they're not the only one, and each of them provide her with a different physical need that she craves and enjoys. 

Until a late night encounter with the delicious Daniel Winters turns her preconceived notion of no-commitment completely on its head. 

Soon she finds herself feeling things she vowed never to feel again, and when Daniel pushes for more than she’s willing to give, she falters. 

What do you do when something that you’ve known to be so wrong in the past feels so damn right?

If you’re Mac, you run and hide. 

But is Daniel the type of man who takes no for an answer?

My Review

Four years ago, Makenna packed up her life and followed her boyfriend Beau to Ohio. Consumed by a man who she thinks she is love with, Mac's life there soon start spiralling out of control. Getting out of a horrible situation, Mac vows to herself that she will not allow herself to be consumed by a man again.

Walking away from this life, I make a vow to myself; never again will my life be dictated by a man, and never again will I let love lead me astray.

Fours years on and Mac has kept her vow, now living her life for herself, which includes a harem of men. Three men to be exact. They all know about each other and they are all happy to keep things as they are without any ties. They each fulfil a different need, but more than that they are friends first.

Aside from our physical relationships, I'm friends with all three of them. Each man provides me with a different physical need that I crave and desire; that sometimes I just want. But I'm not a slut, and I'm not easy....We're all safe, and we all know the exact nature of our relationship... For the first time in four years, a man has my heart beating faster, my eyes shining brighter, and my brain turning to mush...

All that changes when she meets Daniel Winters, Sexy, Sweet and still a total Alpha, Dan knows what he wants and he wants Mac.
Mac with her 3 other 'Men' really doesn't have more time for another, but Dan has a pull to her. He is everything she could ever want in one man. But she struggles with the intense feelings for him and telling him the truth. 

I need to tell him about the other penises in my life

But with her promise to not a let a man in again, can Daniel convince her to give them a chance?

"Tell me you feel this, gorgeous? Tell me I'm not dreaming this..."

"I'm feeling it, and it's scaring the shit out of me..."

I loved love loved Daniel. He is the perfect man. You want him all to yourself.

"If you want to go say hi, that's okay, Mac. As long as you know, and he definitely fucking knows, that you're coming home with me, and it'll be my name you're screaming when my tongue is deep inside you. Okay?" ~ HOT

Mac was runner. Yep a runner. But she is just so crazy and funny you don't really hold it against her too much. Seriously she is hilarious .

Oh by the way, Daniel, I fucking dig your cock, especially when it’s deep inside me. And I want to continue sexing you into the next millennium, but I also have three other equally hot, equally talented friends that I sleep with occasionally, and I wouldn’t not say no to you becoming the fourth member of my penis harem.... hahhahahaha

I thoroughly enjoyed Temporary Bliss. The fun banter, the crazy dialogue. I couldn't get enough. If you haven't read this series, get on to it now.
I can't wait for the next instalment. But most of all I can't wait for Sean! ;)

 4.5 Stars 

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Title: True Bliss
Author: BJ Harvey
Genre:  New Adult, Contemporary Romance 
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She watched her best friend find her superhero. 

Now she wants her turn.

Despite a run of bad dates with Mr. Wrong, Mr. Boring, Mr. Bad Breath, Mr. Grabby Hands, and even Mr. Say I Love You After One Date To Get Into Your Pants, Kate McGuinness is more determined than ever to find the one.

Having tried everything else, she turns to the Internet in a last ditch attempt to find her elusive prince. 

But Kate doesn't want an everyday, run of the mill love. 

She wants the kind of love that makes your heart skip a beat. The kind of love that makes you dance in the rain and bottle up the sunset. The once in a lifetime kind of love that authors write about, musicians sing about, and lovers dream about.

Could a certain police officer in training, who has come to her rescue in the past, be the one to swoop in and save her heart? 

What if the love Kate desperately seeks has been in front of her the whole time?
She just needs to open her eyes to see it...

*Disclaimer: This book contains a hot as hell stripper with a penchant for public sex and exhibitionism who may or may not succeed in bringing out the inner firecracker in all of us. Oh, and don't forget the batteries.*

My Review

True Bliss is book 2 in the series. They can be read as standalone but I do recommend reading Temporary Bliss first, if not just for the pure epicness that is Mac.

True Bliss is a fun, sexy, and romantic read that left me craving more of BJ's Writing.

Kate is just looking for her Prince Charming. Simple Right? Wrong. Always one to fall for Mr Wrong, Kate is determined to find Mr Right.

"I want true, total body mind and soul, bliss.”

Stripper by night and a cop in training during the day, Zander just wants a girl he can take home to mum.

What I really need is a good girl with a naughty side; a girl who can I take home to mom and who I can introduce to my baby sisters, but who is also a firecracker behind closed doors. A girl who has the perfect mix of sugar and spice. That would be my perfect girl.

We met Zander in Temporary Bliss. While I wasn't too keen on the sexy stripper, I definitely changed my mind after reading True Bliss. Zander was one of Mac's 'Friends with Benefits' which puts him in a difficult position when he and Kate have a moment that he can't seem to forget.

Kate is dead set against anything happening between Zander with the friend code in place, even if he can make her weak at the knees.
But with Mac playing matchmaker, Zander finds a way to get Kate right where he wants her. But will his plan work and make her fall for him, or will it blow up in his face?

I really really enjoyed True Bliss.  Zander is soo soon worthy. Their story was a slow burn and build up that had me hanging on to every word, every encounter every scene.

"Beautiful is not enough of a word to describe you. You're electric, you're alive and vibrant, and when you look up at me like that, you make me feel invincible. I've been staring at you all night, wondering how on earth I got so lucky to have met you, to spend time with you, to get to know you.”

And lets not forget the fun and crazy dialogue that BJ manages to pull at leaving you in a fit of laughter.

No cock pictures or requests for naked photos from me. I’m sure you’re more than happy with your penis and are excited to show it around to strangers, but I’m looking for a person who doesn’t just think with their trouser snake, pork sword, or purple-headed womb ferret. Thanks all the same.

I highly recommend this series. BJ is the master of epic laugh out loud moments, Hot STEAMY sexy moments and swoon till you melt moments. Get on the Bliss train NOW. I Can't wait for the next story in this series!

 4 Stars 

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About the Author

I'm 31 years old and live in New Zealand, the most beautiful country in the world.
I’ve always loved reading and was inspired to start writing my first novel at the end of 2012. Before that I'd written business and website articles professionally but never fiction. I love the indie writing community, authors, bloggers and readers alike and have met so many awesome people that I now call dear friends.
I write romantic suspense, contemporary romance, and romantic comedy.
I'm a huge music lover as well. I REALLY love music. If there isn't music playing, something is wrong. And it's a wide range of music too, I might surprise you with my eclectic tastes.
I'm also a wife, mother of two gorgeous girls and currently working for myself as well as studying accountancy. I also have a Bachelor of Communications in which I majored in Multimedia.

My author inspirations are: Michelle Leighton, Barbara Elsborg and Kristen Ashley.

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  1. I cannot wait to read this book. It sounds like a really good read. Thanks for the giveaway.

  2. Loved Temporary Bliss and looking forward to reading True Bliss. Thanks for this chance to win!!

  3. Heard a lot of good things about this book!

  4. Thanks for the giveaway and a chance to win

  5. Thanks for the giveaway! This series sounds great (:

  6. This series has been on my TBR for awhile now; thanks for the chance.