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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Blog Tour/Review - Fighting Connolly's by Roxie Rivera (#giveaway $50 GC)

Review by Carol

Fighting Connollys Series by Roxie Rivera 
Genres: Adult, Romance, Suspense

Synopsis book 1

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.

Synopsis book 2

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.

Review by Carol

Book – In Kelly’s Corner (Fighting Connollys #1)
Book – In Jack’s Arms (Fighting Connollys #2)
Author – Roxie Rivera
Publication Date – September 27, 2013/January 28, 2014
Type – No Cliffhanger Series
Genre – Romance/Suspense
Rating – 3 1/2 out of 5 Stars

Complimentary Copy provided by Author (Blog Tour) in exchange for an honest review.

I decided to combine the review for the first 2 books because of Kelly and Jack being brothers and their stories being somewhat similar.  I’m not going to go into what exactly happens in each of these books but instead I will discuss the author and her ability to transform a book into a journey of suspense and love.

This is the first time I am reading this author and I was pleasantly surprised with how great her writing style is….even though I had some problems with the story in general….the writing ability had me hooked.  Ms. Rivera has a knack of descriptive characterization.  I felt like I knew the characters personally and had been part of their lives forever.

I loved how each story is not just a romance but a suspenseful plot is mixed in with it.  We have stalkers, drug cartels versus the sexy, hot, alpha brothers….what else could you ask for?

While the first book about Kelly and Bee had some moments where I was shaking my head at their sheer stupidity and bad choices – the second book’s romance between Jack and Abby was swoon worthy!

This is definitely a series I will continue to read and am waiting impatiently for the 3rd book to be released very soon!

Book 3

Synopsis not yet released

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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. Super sexy covers drew my attention, the great review was the coup d'etat~ this series is now on my TBR!

  2. This sounds like a fun series and I like that it's got mix of suspense in it too! Great review, Carol!

  3. Sounds like a great book! I wish Kelly Connolly would fight for me - he's hot!

  4. I like the cover!! Books sounds good going on my TBR!!

  5. Love the cover! Can't wait to read!!

  6. Love the cover! Thanks for sharing and for the great giveaway!

  7. I'm not much of a fan for boxing. The only boxing movies I have seen are ROCKYs. I would like to read about a few books (as in romance) just to understand the concept of boxing. This series could be it for me.

  8. These sound so good, can't wait to start them, soon I hope. thanks for a great giveaway!