Monday, March 17

**BLOG TOUR & GIVEAWAY** Fighting Connolly's Series by Roxie Rivera


Title: In Kelly's Corner
Author: Roxie Rivera
Genre: Romance 
Publication Date: September 2013
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After a stalker breaks into her home, Internet entrepreneur Bee Langston decides Kelly Connolly is the only man who can help her—but seeking help from the former Marine isn’t easy, especially after she made a spectacular fool of herself trying to kiss the sinfully sexy bodyguard.

When Kelly spots Bee weaving her way through the Houston nightspot where he’s working security, all those feelings he’s desperately tried to deny for his best friend’s sister come flooding to the surface. He’ll do anything to keep her safe, even if means getting up close and personal with the one woman he simply can’t have. 

Soon, Bee’s stalker isn’t his only problem. His gambling addict father is tangled in a mess of debts to two of Houston’s toughest loan sharks. With the family gym on the line, there’s only one way for Kelly to make everything right. He agrees to fight for the Albanian mob in an underground bare-knuckle fighting tournament. 

But winning the tournament and saving his family’s legacy comes at a high price—one that just might cost Bee her life.

My Review

Let me start off by saying…this cover is HOTT! Seriously, I love fighter books so when I saw this and the cover…YES PLEASE! I have had this on my TBR for months and finally got the chance to read it.

Kelly and Bee are two completely different people. He is a Marine and a bodyguard. She is a computer genius chasing billion dollar deals. Even though they have loved each other for years, rejection and loyalties have stopped them from ever admitting their true feelings for each other.

I thought the storyline was interesting and I liked Bee and Kelly. Bee is a strong and determined heroine. She has lost all her family so all she has is a small group of true friends who she considers her family. She will do absolutely anything to protect them, even if they end up hating her for it. Kelly is a hot bodyguard who also finds himself in the underground fighting world. This book doesn’t really concentrate on the fighting too much. Most of the book Kelly is just training for the big fight that occurs towards the end.

This was kind of an instant love story. True, they had known each other for years and have had feelings for each other for several years but we didn’t see any of that. In the story we got- they pretty much gave into their feelings the same night they reconnected. There was no build-up to their connection. The story concentrates more on their personal issues outside of their relationship than their love story.

Bee is on the brink of a huge deal for her business and has found herself with not one but two stalkers. Kelly’s dad is in trouble with the mob for gambling debts and in in trouble from two very dangerous mob boss’. There was a lot going on in this story so it was hard to kind of connect with any one part of it for too long. Then at the first sign of doubt Kelly was turning on Bee. I found that a little hard to believe. Their love for each other was supposed to be strong and powerful. Yet they both lost faith in each other at the most crucial moments, moments when you are supposed to be there for the ones you love.

With that being said, this book also showed the lengths you will go through to protect those you love, even if it means losing them in the process.

This was the first book I have read by Roxie Rivera and I will continue to read books from her. I have heard very good things about the Russian series from Roxie and I think I’m going to have to check those out as well.

★★☆ 3.5 Stars ☆★★

Reviewed by Alissa Evanson

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Title: In Jack's Arms
Author: Roxie Rivera
Genre: Romance 
Publication Date: January 2014
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When pawn broker Abby Kirkwood discovers the evidence of a chilling drug cartel hit on one of the video cameras hocked in her store, she turns to the only man she can trust—Jack Connolly.

The smolderingly sexy former Marine runs a successful gym down the street and coaches her brother's special needs baseball team. He's the one man who is always there when she needs him. If anyone can protect her family, it's commanding, capable Jack.

The moment he learns someone is threatening Abby and her brother, Jack sees red. To save the woman he's secretly loved for years, he'll do whatever it takes, even if it means facing off with a Mexican drug cartel and making deals with the same Albanian mob outfit that tried to ruin his family.

He finally has sweet, feisty Abby right where she was always meant to be—writhing with pleasure in his bed and safely sheltered in his arms. The vicious cartel assassin hot on her heels has no idea what he's up against.

The Connolly brothers are standing strong together—and no one touches their family.

My Review

In Jacks Arms is the Second book in the Connolly series
Eldest Connolly brother Jack is a former Marine and successful gym owner.
Jack has had Abby on his radar for a long time, but their timing has always been off. He would like nothing more than to be the man that she needs for her and her brother Mattie.

Abby owns and runs her the local pawn shop left to her by her grandfather. Having grown up with a horrible childhood, Abby is fiercely protective of her Brother and maintaining her family owned business.
When Abby's pawn shop is broken into and other strange things happening, Abby soon finds herself in the middle of a Albanian mob war.
Abby has no clue that Jack wants her, she has been secretly in love with Jack forever, so when Jack steps up to help and protect Abby, she is very surprised.

"You and Mattie are very important to me." 

"We are?" God, I hated how stupid I sounded. Get a grip, Abs! 

"Yes you are. If you didn't know that, I'm obviously doing something wrong." 

Jack, is great with Abby's down syndrome brother and just wants to prove to Abby that he can be what both of them need, Some one to protect them.
Abby at first is reluctant due to past experiences but Jack sure puts those worries to end when she sees how great he really is.

"You're acting like I'm hysterical." 

"Sugar, you're getting there," he reached for her trembling hand. 

Jack and Abby's relationship moves quickly from friendship to something quiet intense. Their chemistry is full on and the sex was sooooooo Smoking hot! Jack is one dirty talker and I couldn't get enough.

"Are you going to let me eat this sweet pussy of yours, Abby?" 

"Come for me, Abby. Show me how much you want my tongue here."

While they work their way through a new relationship we get a little taste of the other Connolly brothers and father. I love the three brothers and loved seeing Kelly and Bee doing great!
While they work through the motions of a new relationship, what will happen when Abby's business is put under threat with two major players that will stop at nothing to take down each other? Even if Abby is in the middle.

Mexican Drug Cartels, Albanian Mobs, Bossy Alpha Men, Sexy Sassy Women and some Insanely Hot Sexy Times, In Jacks arms is sure to keep you reading to the last page.

★★☆ 3.5  Stars ☆★★

Reviewed by Jess 

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Book 3 
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In Finn's Heart 

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About the Author

I like to write super sexy romances and naughty erotica that make your pulse pound. You can get updates on new releases by visiting my website (, signing up for my newsletter ( or liking my author page on Facebook.

I also write erotic romances as Lolita Lopez including the red-hot GRABBED series for Ellora’s Cave and the upcoming Dragon Heat series from Forever Yours/Grand Central.

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  1. This sounds like a great and fun series to follow! Glad you liked them! :) Thanks for being on the tour!

  2. Thanks for the chance, looking forward to read it!!!

  3. In Jack's Arms sounds really good need to put it on my TBR list!

  4. Love the protective hero! Thanks for the chance to win

  5. Sounds good. Thanks for the chance!

  6. How have I missed this series. Thanks for the chance to win.

  7. Thanks for the giveaway and this series is defintely on my TBR list.

  8. I have not read this, but it sounds very good!!!

  9. Sounds really good !!

  10. These sound really good will be reading soon Thank you for the giveaway.

  11. Sooo excited to read this book! :)