Lavish Loving by Zuri Day (Book 9 TheDrakes of California series)

lavish lovingLove.  One of the most powerful words used but also the one word that can make you your weakest.  Many people throw the word around without truly understanding its meaning but once they understand it seems to quit flowing so freely.  What do you do when you want to love but you feel like you are broken?  Do you make the attempt or do you just live life without risks?

London Drake is amazing in her own right.  While London is quite the spitfire when it comes to her family life she is still a young woman with dreams of continued success.  What should London do when a ghost from her past comes back to haunt her?  Is this something that she would like to revisit or should she just forget leaving the past in the past and keep moving forward with her life?

Ace Montgomery has always been a special guy but just didn’t know it.  From a young boy who some didn’t think he was heading anywhere to the successful man that he has grown into today.  Life has a funny way of changing your perspective on what you think is important and for Ace he is trying to figure out which way is the right way.  How do you continue with your current lifestyle when your life is about to be turned upside down?  Will Ace be a willing participant or will he turn the other way?

Lavish Loving is the 9th installment in the Drakes Of California series and it does not disappoint.  If you have read the previous books you know how powerful and family oriented this series is.  There is regular family drama and excitement but the one thing that is never lost is love.  Day has given us another chance to be entertained and engrossed in lives other than our own.  You feel like you are a part of the book, like you are right there in the story and that is the sign of a great writer.  If you haven’t started on this series, you need to!  I applaud Day for continuing to bring us Love and Light!

Lavish Loving is available on Amazon.com (Kindle and paperback), BN.com (Nook and paperback) and everywhere books are sold.

  • File Size: 1152 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin Kimani Romance (May 1, 2017)
  • Publication Date: May 1, 2017
  • Sold by: Harlequin Digital Sales Corp.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B01LLP87NE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:  Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Diamond Dreams by Zuri Day (Book 1 Drakes of California series)

Diamond dreamsLooks can be very deceiving.  We have all been taught not to judge a book by its cover but with some things, you go according to first impressions without looking deeper into it.  First impression are supposed to be the window on which you determine how you are going to approach someone or something but as we all know, that is just not the case.  Sometimes you have to take a step back and see things from a different perspective in order to get the TRUE feel of what is really going on.

Diamond Drake is true to her name, she is hard but transparent and flawless.  She does what it is that needs to be done because she has come up in a family that doesn’t have time for mistakes and weaknesses.  Diamond has shown her parents and her brothers that she is more than capable to handle the family business and now it is time for Diamond to take the world by storm.  What will Diamond do when she comes in contact with the very person who can snatch the wind from her sails?  Will she continue to fight or will she show a side that many hasn’t ever seen before?

Jackson Wright is a very strong person, on the outside.  He is the head of his own construction company and seems to be holding his own against his competitors.  There are things that haunt Jackson from his past but that is what gives him the fuel to continue on to bigger and better success.  When Jackson is faced with his past will he let it be his fuel or will it burn down everything that he has built?

Diamond Dreams is definitely a love story in every aspect.  Love of family, love of siblings, love of family business and new and or building loves.  You can see this family as the family that you watch on tv and root for the underdog because you know scrappy has to come up to be equal with the rest of the family.  You see many different degrees of intensity in this story and it makes you want to know what will happen next.  Day is excellent when it comes to writing about people and their interactions with each other.  It is like she watches society and builds something worth reading and absorbing.  You will be pleased with this book and you will absolutely look forward to reading more

Diamond Dreams is available for purchase everywhere you buy your favorite romance novels and also available on Kindle and Nook.

  • File Size: 513 KB
  • Print Length: 219 pages
  • Publisher: Kimani Romance (April 1, 2012)
  • Publication Date: April 1, 2012
  • Sold by: Harlequin Digital Sales Corp.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006YACNVY
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:  Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Sapphire Attraction by Zuri Day (Book 8 Drakes of California series)

sapphire attractionLove know no boundaries is one of the truest statements even spoken.  If you are fortunate enough to find love, how it comes to you or what it looks like isn’t going to matter to you.  Many have been attracted to a person and fought it because it was not “correct” in the eyes of others but who do you love for, yourself or the people around you?

Ike Drake Jr. is the COO of Drake Realty Plus and is very good at what he does.  He is strict and professional in all that he does and doesn’t ask for permission.  When Ike jr. is involved in a car accident, he loses all composure and turns into a person that sometimes he doesn’t even recognize.  The beginnings are rough but the ending is smooth as silk and no one would have guessed the reason behind it, not even Ike jr.

Quinn Taylor comes from a hard life.  Lost her mother at an early then lost her father not long after that and she turned into a rebellious teen.   She draws attention everywhere she goes, whether good or bad but she is ALWAYS noticed.  Is there anything that Quinn can do to get the target off her back or will she just be the center of attraction from here on?

Sapphire Attraction is book number eight in the Drakes of California series and if you haven’t learned anything else you have learned that we LOVE The Drakes!  The way that this family is portrayed is our family on any given day.  The dynamics of their interaction and the way that the story is told is more like watching a movie than reading a book.  Day keeps you involved with the story and makes you always want more.  I love her writing and I look forward to reading more from her.  Continued success!

Sapphire Attraction will be available for purchase June 1, 2016 and it will be sold everywhere you get your favorite Harlequin Kimani Romance and on Kindle download.

  • File Size: 1922 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Harlequin Kimani Romance (June 1, 2016)
  • Publication Date: June 1, 2016
  • Sold by: Harlequin Digital Sales Corp.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B017RQZFWW
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:  Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Packing Heat by Zuri Day

Packing heat

Dreams, we all have them but how many of us follow them?  Does following your dreams require that you are the only one to believe in it or should you have dreamcatchers with you?  Because you ARE the only one who believes in your dream does that deter you from having one or does it make you more determined to achieve that dream?

Janice Baker is your average woman.  She has a great heart, family oriented, goal oriented and has a subtle beauty.  Janice has dreams.  While she has been working hard at them she is trying not to get discouraged.  When it looks like everything is beginning to go her way life hits her with another blow.  Will she ever achieve her dreams or should she just give up.

Douglas Carter is a great man.  He comes from a strong loving family.  He is kind, gentle and handsome.  Any woman would be lucky to have him.  How should Douglas feel when he things that he has found “the one” but she keeps shutting him down?  Should he continue his mundane life or should he try for this new and different adventure that life is offering him?

Packing Heat is the second book in the Blue-Collar Lover series by Zuri Day.  Day is introducing new characters and flashes some of the characters from the first series.  This is a romantic book but not mushy.  The characters show that being friends can lead to more if you want it to.  There is no time in this book where you feel like you are missing something, there is always something to keeps you interested in the story line.  It is a great second book to this series and I look forward to more in this series.

Packing Heat is due to be released in March 2016, so you have time to get the first book Driving Heat.  I promise you won’t be disappointed.

 

  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Kensington (February 23, 2016)
  • Publication Date: February 23, 2016
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00Y6RBZX4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Not Enabled
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled

Body By Night by Zuri Day

body by nightThe way that society is nowadays we are very visual beings.  Basically if it looks good then we like it.  It is rare that a person will like something for its worth and not for its appeal but when that happens it is almost always going to be a benefits from the results.

D’Andra Smalls is a beautiful woman.  She has a pure heart of platinum and is a BBW ~ big beautiful woman.  Though she is confident in her work abilities her size is beginning to causing her problems with her health.  She has finally made up her mind to do something about it until she runs into a obstacle that is less of an obstacle than she realizes.  What should she do?  Just give up yet again or continue on until the completion of her goal?

JaJuan “Night” Simmons is a dream.  He has the body of a god with the personality to go with it.  Night takes health very seriously and being a personal trainer helps him maintain that beautiful body of his.  When Night decides to open a gym he is looking for a certain type of clientele but how can he attain that when what he is looking for is intimated by the very thing that he is so passionate about?

Body By Night is not at all what I imagined it would be and for that I am pleased.  This book is refreshing.  It gives a look at the possibility of friendship and love from the old saying opposites attract.  This story flows and you remain interested in the lives of the characters and you don’t want to put the book down or the story to end.  It is well written and once again Zuri Day does not disappoint.  Complete, energetic, exciting, loving, passionate, sad, pleasant and genuine are just some of the words that can be used to describe this story.  Trust me you will not be disappointed.

Body By Night is available for purchase on Amazon.com (both Kindle and paperback), BN.com (both Nook and paperback) and everywhere paperback books are sold.

  • File Size: 2194 KB
  • Print Length: 319 pages
  • Publisher: Dafina; Original edition (March 1, 2009)
  • Publication Date: March 1, 2009
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0041OT8W2

Driving Heat ~ The Blue-Collar Lover Series (Book 1) by Zuri Day

Driving HeatGrowing up we all have an idea of what we would like for our lives to be like.  We imagine ourselves as successful businessmen and women or married with 2.5 children and a white picket fence.  However we see it we all have some image in our head of which way we plan that our lives are going to go.  What are we to do when our lives are taking a drastic turn, total opposite of what we have planned?  Do you try to put your life back on the schedule and plan that you had imagined or do you let this new plan play out and see where it is going to take you?

Cynthia Hall is a successful woman in various degrees of the word.  She comes from a very affluent family, she is a counselor helping teens in trouble with a 100% success rate, she has family and friends that love her and two men that simply adore her.  Life couldn’t be better and more complicated!

Byron Carter is a simple man.  He is a bus driver, a single father and sees life at face value and tells you as much.  He was raised by parents and in a family that are caring and are living life and having fun, and so loving and giving that you have no other choice but to love them right back.  When tragedy strikes within the Carter family, they rally together to help.  Sometimes help comes from different sources but when that source can possibly change the dynamics of your entire life do you go with the flow or do you resist because you are in unfamiliar territory?

Driving Heat is romance novel by Zuri Day and if you have read any of her work you know that she BRINGS THE HEAT!  This novel is so well written I found myself smiling while reading, if there was a situation where the lead character was sad, I was sad.  If she was happy, I was happy!  When you are going through emotions like that when reading a book you KNOW that you have found an author that can pull you into the world of the characters and have you walk in their shoes!  This is not the first book I have read by Zuri Day and it will NOT be the last!  Driving Heat is the first in the Blue Collar Lover series and I can not wait to see what comes next!

Driving Heat ~ A Blue Collar Lover Novel will release in March 31, 2015, so be prepared to be swept off of your feet!  It is available for pre-order through Amazon.com (Kindle and Paperback), BN.com (Nook and paperback) and the author’s website:   http://www.zuriday.com.

  • Print Length: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Dafina (March 31, 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00OEW75CG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled

Love On the Run by Zuri Day

Love is a wonderful when two people want the same thing.  When that thing turns into too much for one person how you deal with it will show your love and if it is really love or obsession.

Michael Morgan is the man who is sought after by many for many different reasons.  He is the man to go to if you are in sports and want to be successfully managed, he is the founder of the very successful Morgan Sports Management Corporation and he has an eye for talent.  When it comes to business, Michael is all over it and whether he chooses you or you choose him he will give you quality every time.  When it comes to women he also chooses quality, but it is understood that he is a busy man and doesn’t have time to be held down by just one woman.

Shayna Washington is an Olympic gold medalist who Michael Morgan has been following her career since her college days and wants to represent her through his management company.  She is young and at the top of her track career and Morgan Sports Management Corporation is just what Shayna needs to take her and her career to the next level.  But there is something that is holding Shayna back from going ahead with the bright future that is ahead of her that could ruin all of her hopes and dreams.

Zuri Day captures your emotions in this book and keeps you engrossed in this story through to the very end.  I enjoyed the emotional rollercoaster ride that it gave me, encouraging me to continue on to find out what was going to happen next.  This is my first book by Zuri Day but definitely not my last!

Love On The Run does not release until November 6, 2012 but you can pre-order through Amazon.com (paperback and Kindle), BN.com (paperback and Nook) and anywhere books are sold.