Thursday, September 25, 2014

LISA'S REVIEW: Blue Balls Series 1-3 (Mandy Harbin)


Taylor Berry is the quintessential city

girl who can read through someone’s B.S. without batting an eyelash. Her no

nonsense attitude is one her great friends and awesome boyfriend love. When he

asks her to go with him to his parents’ house for the weekend, she’s not sure

what to expect, but hey, it’s a few days and nights with the man she loves.

What could go wrong with that?

Bryson Reed is a country boy who always

looks forward to going back home to Texas for his family’s big annual reunion.

A weekend of cookouts, fishing, and swimming. What could be better? In fact,

this year he’s taking his girlfriend, Taylor, to introduce her to his family

and join in on the fun. But the perfect weekend he’d envision starts to fall

apart right after they arrive. When his mom puts Taylor in the guestroom … not

in his old bedroom with him.

Taylor is shocked at the sleeping

arrangements, but gets furious when Bryson doesn’t insist on them sleeping

together. He thinks his mom is old fashioned and doesn’t see the problem while

Taylor wonders where the line is between gentleman and momma’s boy.

Even though Taylor is mad at Bryson for

how he handles the situation, she thinks his mom is up to something, and as the

weekend progresses, she knows she’s right. This weekend of sweet tea and

feigned southern hospitality cannot end fast enough.

But when the truth comes out and

secrets revealed, something else might come to an end as well. 


LINKS & Reviews: 

Blue Balls and Push-Up Bras (Book 1) 

Can be downloaded for FREE



First off, I love novellas. As a mom I don't always have the time to read a whole book, so novellas and shorts keep my world turning. This book is so funny. I loved it. A laugh out loud romance is one I will pick up again and again. I love to laugh and this book just keeps the laughs coming. I almost feel sorry for Sawyer but then again I don't. Sophie is such a great character, I found myself wishing I had some of her gumption. I really enjoyed this story. The ending was amazing and I wanted to cry it was so sweet. Mandy Harbin is a genius in the novella world. I have never read her work but I will most definitely be coming back for more of her romantic comedy! The perfect read for a afternoon of laughs and love!!!

Blue Balls and Long Distance (Book 2)


The second book in the series and I love it! It is not funny like the first but sweet and sensual. It will leave you breathless and hot!!! I was so drawn in and hated to see it end. I love the ending! Perfect after having to go through the events of Cooper's trip. I really like Cooper and I love how much he loves Morgan! I also loved getting a little of Sophie and Sawyer. I did laugh some but this book was a lot more sensual and a lot less humor. I love the romance and I can't wait to see what is in store for the next couple in this series!!!!



balls and Southern Drawls (Book 3)


What a cute read!!! I love this series! Mandy Harbin can right a romance that can pull you in, give you a ride on the emotional roller-coaster, make you laugh and cry and all in less than 60 pages!!! Not many are talented enough to put so much in so little. I related to this one a lot more than I did the other two. I really liked Bryson and he reminds me so much of my husband. I have felt so many of those emotions while going through the early stages of my romance. I was so connected to this book. It is just as amazing as the others but this one is my favorite because I connect to the characters so well. I am wowed by this series and this book. A perfect way to spend your afternoon or lunch break. And the all have an HEA! That is amazing for such a short read!!! I think all romance lovers could fall in love with the Blue Balls Series!



“Oh hush. There’s also cranberries

and feta in this salad.”

“It’s not a salad unless there’s

dressing involved.” Taylor picked up her gourmet sandwich filled with shaved

turkey, seasoned tomatoes, and loads of fresh, melted mozzarella cheese and

took a bite. It was like a margarita pizza, but on a buttery roll with meat.

“I have dressing,” Morgan said,

slightly affronted.

Taylor snorted. “It’s still in the

cup beside your bowl.” She shook her head. “Seriously, girl, it’s not like you

need to lose weight before your wedding.” She looked up, one eyebrow raised.

“Which will be … when exactly?”

Morgan shook her head slowly. “Oh,

no. We’re not announcing anything until after Hannah and Lucas tie the knot.”

Taylor pouted. “You’re no fun.” She

took another savory bite of her yummy sandwich.

“Like you’re one to talk.” Morgan


Taylor dropped her sandwich.

“What’s that supposed to mean?”

“Oh, come on. Bryson’s taking you

to Texas to meet his family. Don’t tell me you haven’t been thinking about what

this means where wedding bells are concerned.”

Taylor chuckled. “Bite your tongue.

I already told you it’s some family reunion they do every year. It has nothing

to do with making plans for the future.” Gah, she couldn’t even say the word

marriage when it represented her. She loved Bryson dearly. He may even be the one, but it was still too soon for

talk of that.

“Mmm-hmm, just tell yourself that.

Don’t be surprised if he drops to one knee beside a horse or something.” Morgan

waved her fork at her before taking another bite of her bird food.

“You don’t know Bryson. He wouldn’t

do something like that.” Taylor was sure of it. Marriage hadn’t been on his

radar, either. She was a smart woman, and he’d never been able to get anything

by her. Before last Christmas he’d dropped hints for weeks without meaning to.

She still acted surprised when she opened her gifts. She didn’t want to hurt

his feelings, and he’d been so excited—none of which had been romantic, but all

she’d still needed and loved. Bryson was a caring and generous boyfriend. But

she knew beyond any shadow of doubt that the man hadn’t given one thought to

their future together.

She was okay with that. More than

okay, actually.

“Don’t be surprised. That’s all I’m

saying.” After another bite, she said, “When are you two leaving anyway?”

“He’s picking me up at two o’clock.

We should get there by dinner—his words, not mine.” She chuckled, relieved by

the subject change.

“You all packed and ready?” Morgan

pushed her half-eaten salad away and moaned as if she’d just eaten a cow.

Taylor rolled her eyes.

“Yeah. Took the day off to finish

this morning. It’s just for the weekend, but it’s freaking hot, and they have a

lot of outdoor activities scheduled. I had to make sure I stashed enough for

necessary wardrobe changes.”

“Totally understand that.” Morgan

sighed. “I have to get back to the office. Not all of us took the day off to pretend

this weekend wasn’t significant to our relationship.” She winked.

“So not listening to you.” Taylor

shook her head and waved for the waiter to bring their tickets. After they both

paid and hugged their goodbyes, Taylor rushed back to her place to grab a few

things she’d forgotten to pack that morning.

When her phone chimed a text

message notification, she didn’t have to look at it to know it was Bryson

letting her know he was on his way. He always announced his arrival before he

showed up. She chuckled. Bryson had his little quirks, but he liked his

routines. She wasn’t one to complain about that. She’d dated some real slackers

in the past.

Bryson was different.

Besides knowing what he wanted and

never shying away from it—which was freaking sexy just by itself—he was strong,

dependable, funny, charming…

And gorgeous.

Damn, but the man had a body

cultivated from his years growing up on the ranch. His brown hair and puppy-dog

eyes just added to the total physical package.

Hell, no physical about it. He was

the total package.

A knock sounded, but she didn’t

answer it. He always knocked before using the key she’d given him about six

months ago, after they’d been dating a year. She’d told him he didn’t have to

knock, but he also had this shy, gentlemanly quality about him.

Not in the bedroom, though. He

definitely knew how to rock her world. If he were a chick, he’d fit that lady on the streets, freak in the sheets

description. Lucky for her, he’d been born with a penis.

“Hey, baby,” he said, walking into

her bedroom as she zipped her suitcase. He took it from her when she started to

lift it off the bed, and put it by the door. “Wow, I can’t believe you didn’t

use a bigger one. This is carry-on size.”

Taylor rolled her eyes. “Oh,

please. The other two are in the bathroom.”

His eyes danced. “There’s my girl.”

“Your one and only.” She winked.

Heat flared in his eyes, and he

moved toward her, taking her mouth in a hot kiss, his hands grabbing her ass.

She chuckled against his lips. “We

don’t have time for this.”

He groaned. “I know. Just a couple

of minutes.”

This was cruel, she knew, getting

him all hot and bothered and not being able to finish, but since he’d started

it, she was willing to play. Besides, it’d give them something to look forward

to later tonight. She angled her head for deeper penetration and allowed her

hands to coast down his chest. His breathing spiked, and heat shot down to her

core. She reached his dick and grazed over it before squeezing. He moaned,

thrusting into her hand, and fisted her hair. He took a step, and she knew he

was trying to walk her to the bed.

“No time,” she gasped, but he

didn’t stop his sensual assault. He started kissing down her neck, playing

dirty. Fine then. She let go of him

and shoved her hand down his loose shorts, giving him direct skin-on-skin

contact with his cock.

“Fuck, we can make time.” He lifted

her slightly and took a couple of steps toward the bed. When he dropped her to

it, she rolled to the other side and stood up, smiling.

“You were the one who said we didn’t

have time. And I’m not meeting your parents smelling like sex. If I let you

strip me and fuck me until I’m screaming— ”

He growled. “You’re being a tease.”

“I’ll have to shower,” she

continued over his words, “fix my hair, and reapply my makeup. Now if we have

time for that, big boy, take your pants off. Otherwise, let’s hit the road.”

She dropped her voice lower. “And tonight you can hold my mouth shut to keep me

from making any noise as you fuck me good.”

She could see his cock twitch even

through his pants, proof that he liked that idea.

“Vixen,” he breathed.

“You love it.” She giggled and

turned for the bathroom.

“Tonight, you’re paying for that,

baby. Gonna make you wait until you can’t stand it anymore before I let you

come,” he called out after her.

She peeked around the bathroom

door, smiling, and said, “Promises, promises.”

His muttered words were

intelligible, making her laugh quietly to herself as she picked up her

accessories bag. When she reached for the other suitcase, Bryson appeared behind

her. He smiled at her through the mirror, kissed the top of her head, and then

slipped the bag off her shoulder and gripped the other suitcase.

Her big gentleman.



Mandy Harbin is an award-winning, bestselling author of several books

across multiple romance genres ranging from contemporary to paranormal erotic

romance. She is also the number one bestselling author in teen romance under

the pen name M.W. Muse with her popular Goddess Series. She is a Superstar

Award recipient, Reader’s Crown and RWA Passionate Plume finalist, and has

received Night Owl Reviews Top Pick distinction many times. She studied writing

at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, earned several degrees, and even

pursued an MBA until she realized becoming an author did not have to remain an

unfulfilled dream. Mandy is a PAN member of the RWA and lives in a small

Arkansas town with her non-traditional family, and although she is a direct

descendant of British royalty, they refuse to call her princess. When she’s not

penning her latest book, you can find her hanging out online where she loves to

connect with fellow readers or stalking Mickey Mouse at Disney World.




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