Release Blitz: Doctor Mistake by J. Saman ~ 5 stars

Doctor Mistake by J. Saman is now live!

He’s my best friend’s older brother. My boss. And now my new roommate…

In the hospital, death always comes in threes. Apparently, so do mistakes.  Mistake number one? My fiancé, who I just learned is cheating on me. So much for being the strong, in control doctor who’s always on top of her game…  
Mistake number two? Knocking on the wrong door.
The door I thought still belonged to my best friend now belongs to his older brother, my obnoxious, overly cocky, gorgeous-as-sin attending physician, Carter Fritz.
The billionaire playboy gives me a place to stay, and a shoulder to cry on. But when he makes me feel seen for the first time in I don’t even know how long, I tell myself I don’t regret what was easily the hottest, most earth-shattering night of my life.
That is until mistake number three comes along…and I’m staring down at a stick with two pink lines.
Having a baby at this stage of my residency could cost me everything I’ve worked so hard to build.
But Carter? He’s undeterred. He doesn’t just want more; he wants it ALL.
Including me.
But what happens if following my heart turns out to be my biggest mistake of all?

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Review

I discovered J. Saman last year, and she’s one author I’ve resolved to keep reading this year. She has a way with words and emotions, that even when the setting is chaotic it makes you feel the depth of feeling she’s trying to convey.

Grace & her attending physician, Carter, have history – she’s best friends with his brother, and have known each other since they were children. Carter has been able to do an unbiased job evaluating her residency for the past year. However, when her engagement ends suddenly, Carter suddenly finds it hard to keep hiding his feelings for her. But Grace doesn’t trust easily, and her insecurities present Carter with an uphill battle.

“There is no one else for me but you.”

I enjoyed this read. I thought I loved Oliver & Amelia, but Carter & Grace have my heart right now. Carter is afraid that Grace would reject him because his feelings are too much, while Grace fears that she isn’t worthy of unconditional love. I loved the way he pursued her, as well as the unconventional methods to get her attention. When Grace finally stopped running, she had absolutely no doubt that Carter did love her.

“My heart doesn’t beat without yours beside it.”

I recommend this read unreservedly and wholeheartedly. It’s sweet, warm, oh so hot and full of secondary characters that have you excited to see where this series will go.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Meet J. Saman

J. Saman is a USA Today bestselling author who is addicted to Diet Coke, sour candy, and indie rock. She swears way too much (especially after a glass of wine) and has a penchant for sarcasm (or so her husband and children like to tell her).

She’s an admitted lover of second chance romances, love triangles, and the perfect amount of angst. She is best known for writing contemporary romance filled with smart, strong women, and sexy alphas who have a softer side–especially for their women.

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Release Blitz: The Worst Guy by Kate Canterbary ~ 4.5 stars

The Worst Guy by Kate Canterbary is now live!

Eight weeks of forced proximity is a long time to hate someone you’re trying not to love.

Sebastian Stremmel doesn’t need another headache. He has enough of his own without Sara Shapiro, the noisy new reconstructive surgeon, stomping all around his surgical wing with her chippy, chirpy cheerfulness.

But Sebastian doesn’t usually get what he wants.

No one gets under his skin like Sara – so much so a heated “debate” and an exam room left in shambles later, they land themselves in eight weeks of hospital-mandated conflict resolution counseling. Now they’re forced to fight fair…which quickly leads them to playing dirty when no one’s looking.

They know it’s a mistake.

They promise themselves it will never happen again.

They swear they got it out of their systems.

They didn’t.

Author’s Note: Grumpy/recovering people-pleaser sunshine. Introverts attract. Enemies-to-lovers in the workplace. Banter, bicker, and button-pushing foreplay. Don’t tell the friend group, get jealous when the friend group tries to fix her up.

Heat: rip her clothes off before you get the front door open.

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Review

Sebastian & Sara work together at the same hospital. Sebastian is a grump who believes that he is the worst person to be friends with, and to fall in love with. However, there’s something about Sara that makes him wish he weren’t all that difficult, though the two don’t get along. When their latest disagreement lands them together in hospital admin-mandated counseling for eight weeks, their expectations of each other and life in general are put to the test.

I had to keep rereading and rechecking the secondary characters to make sure that I had everyone straight in my mind, but I think I figured it out – mostly. The push and pull between Sebastian & Sara was very captivating, addicting and steamy. I felt that they stayed hating on each other a bit too long, but was it entertaining? Yes. Yes, it was.

I related to Sebastian a lot, and while I liked and understood Sara, he was my favourite. I felt like I really understood him.

“No one… No one will ever love you the way I do.”

I recommend this steamy, enemies-to-lovers workplace romance. I definitely enjoyed it, and intend to read more from this series.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Meet Kate Canterbary

USA Today Bestseller Kate Canterbary writes smart, steamy contemporary romances loaded with heat, heart, and happy ever afters. Kate lives on the New England coast with her husband and daughter.

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Release Blitz: Text and Confused by Whitney Dineen & Melanie Summers ~ 4.5 stars

Release Date: December 27

It’s hate at first text. Or is it…?
I’m Toni Capella and I’m a bad-man-o-holic. (Hi, Toni!). If a guy lives on the eastern seaboard, is covered in tattoos, muscles, and motor oil, I’ve probably already dated and dumped him. But it’s a new year and for the first time in my twenty-nine years I’m determined to attract Mr. Right. I’m doing this by changing my type and my look.
So when super-hot contractor Cooper Flint walks into my office, I immediately put him on my ‘no way’ list. He embodies every bad boy trait there is. Besides, my eye is on another new co-worker, Somner Livingston. Handsome, well-heeled, and professional, Somner is nothing like my usual type, which I assume makes him perfect for me.
Determined to take things slowly for once, I insist Somner and I keep our budding relationship separate from work. I even suggest we do our initial courting via text while we get to know each other better. Things are going beautifully and just when I’m starting to think he’s ‘the one,’ I find out there’s been a horrible mix-up. My boss accidentally gave me Cooper’s number, not Somner’s, and I’m falling for Mr. Wrong, again.
Unfortunately, after I break it off with Cooper, I discover that Somner isn’t the good guy he portrays himself to be. When Cooper rescues me from a compromising situation, I belatedly realize I might be been missing out on the man of my dreams.
Have I lost my chance at true happiness or is there someway I can convince Cooper I’m the woman he needs?

*** All books in the series read as standalones.

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Review

In a case of mistaken identity, two persons find exactly who and what they were looking for.

Cooper is the black sheep of his family, but underneath it all he wants a wife, home and love to make him as happy as he is with his chosen career path. When he meets Toni when he begins his newest job, he thinks he’s one step closer. But when he finds out that she’s not looking for his type, he wonders how his wires ever got that crossed.

Toni wants true love, but she keeps picking the wrong men. When a miscommunication lands her in a text disaster, she panics, and tries to banish Cooper from her life. But as she attempts to forget him, she soon realises that maybe, she had been texting the right guy all along.

Cooper is a sweetheart, and I loved him immediately. He’s perfect boyfriend material. I loved Toni as a heroine, too. I couldn’t help but relate to her on so many levels. I loved this book’s secondary characters so much! I am definitely going to check out the rest of this series.

I loved the way the story unfolded, and couldn’t help but enjoy the read. I found it hard to stop reading at times. This book will have you laughing and tearing up, while cheering as this couple finds their HEA.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Meet Whitney Dineen

Whitney Dineen is a rock star in her own head. While delusional about her singing abilities, there’s been a plethora of validation that she’s a fairly decent author (AMAZING!!!). 

 

After winning many writing awards and selling nearly a kabillion books (math may not be her forte, either), she’s decided to let the voices in her head say whatever they want (sorry, Mom). She also won a fourth-place ribbon in a fifth-grade swim meet in backstroke. So, there’s that.

 

Whitney loves to play with her kids (a.k.a. dazzle them with her amazing flossing abilities), bake stuff, eat stuff, and write books for people who “get” her. She thinks french fries are the perfect food and Mrs. Roper is her spirit animal.

 

To learn more about Whitney and her books, visit https://whitneydineen.com/

Meet Melanie Summers 

 

I got SUPER lucky and my first novel, Break in Two, a steamy contemporary romance cracked the Top 10 Paid on Amazon in both the UK and Canada, and the top 50 Paid in the USA. My Full Hearts Series was then picked up by both Piatkus Entice (a division of Hachette UK) and HarperCollins Canada. 

 

My first three books have been translated into Czech and Slovak by EuroMedia. Since 2013, I’ve written and published sixteen novels and three novellas (and counting). I’ve sold over a quarter of a million books around the globe, and received two Bronze Medals at the Readers’ Favorite Award in the Chick Lit Category for The Royal Treatment (2018) and Whisked Away (2019), and one Silver Medal at the Readers’ Favorite Awards in the Women’s Fiction Category for The After Wife (2019).

 

Not bad for a newbie, eh?

 

I’m from Edmonton, Canada, where I live with my taller half, our three ‘spirited’ children (such a nice word to describe the chaos, no?). We also share our home with the cuddliest no-eyed dog ever, Lucy, and a furry Cuban dictator named Nelson. When I’m not writing, I love reading (obviously), snuggling up on the couch with the gang for movie night (which would not be complete without lots of popcorn and milkshakes), and long walks in the woods near my house.

I also spend a lot more time thinking about doing yoga than actually doing it, which is why any authorized photos of me are taken ‘from above’.

 

Oh, and I also love shutting down restaurants with my girlfriends. Well, not literally shutting them down, like calling the health inspector or something. More like just staying until they turn the lights off.

To learn more about Melanie and her books, visit https://www.melaniesummersbooks.com
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Release Blitz: Wildcat by Rebecca Jenshak ~ 5 stars

Wildcat by Rebecca Jenshak is now live!

I met my dream girl.

That’s right. She’s stunning and the worst bartender I’ve ever seen.

I should have gone home and gone to sleep—dream girl or not. I had an early morning and the season was starting soon. But when she threatened me with boy band karaoke I couldn’t help myself. I went. The stars aligned.

I have never felt more alive or wanted anyone more than I want her.

When it’s time for me to head on my annual pre-season boys trip, I barely let her go.

It’s been a week and I can’t stop thinking about her.

Except there she is. Right here at the Wildcat’s kickoff party.

And as luck would have it, my dream girl is the coach’s youngest daughter.

But everyone knows the coach’s daughter is off limits. Right?

Wildcat is a full-length sports romance with a hot-as-puck hero, the coach’s daughter, and an unfortunate case of mistaken identity.

The Wildcats are the youngest team in the NHL. On the ice, they’re cocky, determined, and ready to take the league by storm. Off the ice? They’re always up for a wild time.

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Review

I loved this romance.

Leo is a scene-stealer, and totally the kind of man and boyfriend I’d want. Nothing about him seems forced or fake. He’s selfless, humble, considerate and protective. Plus, the dude loves the Backstreet Boys! In short, he’s perfect. I kept swooning every time he called Scarlett his dream girl. Scarlett is loveable, too. She’s super relatable, which scored her major points with me. She’s at the point where she’s just figuring out what she truly wants out of life, and has to face possibly disappointing her parents while searching for her niche. Their romance is just so good! They spark off each other almost immediately, and it is clear that they have something special.

I generally love Jenshak’s sport romances, but I truly feel that this series is going to be awesome in a different, crazy-good way. This entire team of hockey players and secondary characters have me invested, and I cannot wait for all their journeys.

I recommend this read wholeheartedly and unreservedly.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Meet Rebecca

Rebecca Jenshak is a USA Today bestselling author of new adult and sports romance. She writes sexy, feel-good stories with lots of swoon-worthy moments.

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Release Blitz: Unexpected Savior by Susana Mohel ~ 4.5 stars

Title: Unexpected Savior
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: Susana Mohel
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 12, 2021
Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward’s New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.
BLURB
They called me the villain. Homewrecker.
The other woman.
But there’s something dangerous about mistakes. You don’t realize you’re making one until it’s too late…
“You haven’t changed at all,” Bridget said to me that day.
Those words hit me hard. I left, ready to start a new life for me and my daughter.
Now, years later, I’m working hard. Doesn’t matter how complicated it is or if the guilt gets to me.
I’m alive and he’s not.
But life throws me a curve ball when I’m not expecting it.
Intense grey eyes, killer smile, and the determination to tear my walls down. He knows my weakness, and a man like him is never afraid to use it against me. My four-year-old daughter.
I’m rewriting my story, unprepared for him. And I’m not ready for what destiny has in store for us.
Nicolaus Novak just might become my friend, my lover… the man who helps me to discover I deserve a happy ending… my unexpected savior.
Unexpected Savior is an angsty single parent/redemption romance inspired by British Bedmate.
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REVIEW
This story was a well-written one. I found myself unwilling to put it down, even to sleep!

Susana Mohel is a new-to-me author that impressed me. The way the author crafted those twists and turns in the story, showing connections to times and events that had previously seemed innocuous… I definitely know that she will be on my watch list from now on.

I liked that while Gina knew her mistakes were big, costly ones, she was trying to do her best to ensure that her daughter didn’t have to suffer. I loved how patient and sweet Nico was with her, and I loved the way he took to Olivia.

Nico & Gina’s story is heartwarming, inspiring and just an all-round good read. It is more than a story of atonement and second chances. It is a story of forgiveness, self-acceptance and moving on with your life.

I recommend this story unreservedly & wholeheartedly. These three main characters will have you rooting for them from the get-go.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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Susana Mohel is a bilingual, international bestseller, and the author of twenty books published in two languages. In 2016, Susana was chosen as an Amazon Indie Contest finalist.
Married to the Grinch, she’s the mother of a beautiful girl and a fur baby. For her, life is about having fun with her family, crafting, and everything pineapple. She’s a consummated goal digger, who writes heart-wrenching second chances and enemies to lovers sprinkled with fun and sexiness.

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Release Blitz & Excerpt Reveal: Resolution by Adriana Locke ~ 4.5 stars

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TITLE: Resolution
AUTHOR: Adriana Locke
RELEASE DAY: December 10, 2021

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BLURB:

From USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke comes a workplace romance between a grumpy, alpha architect and his new client—who just so happens to have the blueprint to bring him to his knees.

Romance is not in Wade Mason’s portfolio.

This is tragic. It’s unfair that a man so maddeningly gorgeous—an architect with a deliciously squarish jaw, adorably dimpled chin, and the hottest black glasses that straddle the line between professional and provocative—rebukes all things love.

I knew this well before I walked into his office.

The man is a conundrum—a complicated, steel wall of a puzzle. On the one hand, he brushes against me in the conference room with a broodiness that sets me on fire. He demands in-person meetings about the house we are working on together. I catch him watching me out of the corner of his eye with a look that’s anything but platonic. But any talk of hookups, love, or relationships—even in general? Completely off the table.

I’m determined to peel back his layers until I get to the bottom of the mysterious businessman. But my plan is foiled by a surprise that leaves both of us reeling. Neither of us sees it coming, but it changes everything … forever.

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Review

Though all of his siblings are coupled up, Wade has been resisting the plunge into relationships as he fears the lack of control that inevitably occurs when you give someone charge over your heart. Dara Alden is his complete opposite in every way. She challenges his emotional walls, breaches them and burrows her way into his heart. But giving her his entire heart is something he doesn’t think they both deserve.

Dara is struggling with the loss of the only family who truly loved her. Deciding to work on a house with Wade awakens her heart, as well as gives her hope for a love that she has only ever dreamed about. Even though Wade tries hard to put her off, Dara is drawn to him. Will her cheer finally melt his reservations?

I loved how, despite their on-the-surface personality differences, Dara & Mason seemed to fit together well. Her cheery teasing was the perfect foil for his reticence and non-sociability.

I haven’t read all the books in the series, but I am now super curious about everyone’s stories! This is a really good angst-y, steamy, full-of-feels read. I found myself eager to see what next Dara was planning to say to Wade to shock him as much as I looked forward to their budding romance. I also enjoyed the Mason brothers’ interactions.

I wholeheartedly recommend Wade & Dara to you.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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Excerpt:

Much to my surprise and annoyance, she laughs as she walks by me. Her elbow grazes my stomach in a move that I think is intentional. Before I can react, she’s down the hall and standing in front of Eliza.

“That dress is stunning on you,” she tells Eliza as if we weren’t in a strained conversation five seconds ago. “Where did you get it?”

“Oh, for fuck’s sake,” I grumble as I slam my door. The framed copy of the first building I ever designed shakes against the wall.

I lean against my desk and suck in a deep lungful of air. The scent of coconuts only intensifies my frustration.

I open a window and then sit down.

“Busy men always go through the motions and never have time to be creative. I’m not sure that fits my needs.”

What the hell?

Relational intimacy.

Loads of rubbish, just as it was ten years ago.

Instead of listening to spoiled, silver spoon-fed women who want their ridiculous projects handled, I have real work to do.

My heart pumps from the interaction with Dara, and I find myself replaying much of our conversation. It’s not until I get to relational intimacy do I realize how much time I’ve wasted—and am still wasting.

I put my phone on Do Not Disturb and get back to the only thing I ever want to know intimately—my work.

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About the Author:

USA Today and Washington Post bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own. She resides in the Midwest with her husband, sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather’s nice and there’s always a piece of candy in her pocket.

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#ReleaseBlitz: Knocked Up by the Rockstar by @HovlandWrites ~ 4.5 stars

 Release Date: December 10

Things just got serious… 
 
The only thing music publicist Courtney Lincoln dislikes more than knock-off sugary breakfast cereal is the hunky lead singer of her brother’s ridiculously popular band. A band on the rocks, again. Seems like this time it’ll take a miracle to save Dimefront. So when she discovers she’s pregnant following one teeny, tiny, mind-blowing morning with Brennan “Bax” Baxter, the timing is not great. Being a mom wasn’t part of her plan, but her plans just changed.
 
Following the implosion of his engagement, Bax realizes he doesn’t want to lose Dimefront, too. But he’s finally let his guard down with Courtney in a steamy slip-up that ties them together as unlikely co-parents. The big problem? He broke the cardinal rule of music—don’t knock up the bass player’s little sister. Especially a little sister who sees straight through the façade he’s painstakingly curated. But he’s always wanted a family, and he’s being offered that chance. Plus, Courtney might just be exactly who he needs to keep him grounded.
 
Even if the band can mend fences, there’s a baby on the way, and Courtney’s questioning everything she once thought. Bax is suddenly a dreamy boyfriend, but she isn’t convinced it’s authentic given all she knows about his rocker past. As the group heads out on what they hope is a reunion tour, Bax and Courtney have to figure out what’s real, what’s not, and if they can learn to finally trust each other…
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Review

This is a great read.

Bax is one of Dimefront’s front men. He’s in the place where he’s not sure what his life is supposed to look like. Courtney is Dimefront’s publicist. Courtney & Bax do not get along. They snipe and gripe at each other all the time. But when Bax’s world implodes, Courtney gets called in to take care of him, and they end up taking care of each other. But when the moment is over they resolve to put things back as they were. But things don’t go back to normal.

Bax & Courtney will make you laugh and cheer their romance on as they figure out parenthood alongside their own version of happily ever after. This low-drama, love/hate read will leave you smiling on the last page.

I recommend this read. I liked the different secondary characters, and the way that the author had me eager to find out what was on the next page. I look forward to more from this series.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC.

Meet Christina Hovland

USA Today Bestselling Author Christina Hovland lives her own version of a fairy tale—an artisan chocolatier by day and romance writer by night. 

Born in Colorado, Christina received a degree in journalism from Colorado State University. Before opening her chocolate company, Christina’s career spanned from the television newsroom to managing an award-winning public relations firm. 

 

She’s a recovering overachiever and perfectionist with a love of cupcakes and dinner she doesn’t have to cook herself. A 2017 Golden Heart® finalist, she lives in Colorado with her first-boyfriend-turned-husband, four children, and the sweetest dogs around.

 
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Release Blitz: Jock Romeo by Sara Ney ~ 4.5 stars

Release Date: December 9

 

HE IS THIS STORY’S LEAST LIKELY ROMEO.

Roman Whitaker is every girl’s best friend. An easy going nice guy, Rome is brilliant and funny. At the age of twenty-two, he’s moving out of his parents’ house for the first time and into off-campus housing with two complete strangers.

No more Mister “Playing it Safe.”
Rome may be wicked smart, but math and science will only get him so far, and they certainly won’t land him a first date with the girl of his dreams.
For that, he’ll get a little unwanted help from his friends—and meddling family members.
YOU NEVER FORGET A FRIENDLY FACE.
Lilly Howard is tired of being taken for granted. After breaking up with her philandering boyfriend, she’s giving up guys and learning to love herself again.
She’s sick of playing nice.
When she bumps into Rome, they become instant friends. When he asks her to be his fake girlfriend to keep his family off his back, she agrees—but only if he’ll return the favor…
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Review

This story is adorably sweet.

Roman is a shy, introverted nerd who prefers to study instead of party. In his freshman year, he meets a more extroverted and outgoing cheerleader, Lilly. They form a quick, friendly connection, and Lilly is happy to finally be around someone who isn’t tearing down her confidence. But a fake relationship between the two reopens wounds of self-doubt. Will the two get out of their own way?

I enjoyed Roman & Lilly’s romance story. It’s fun – with enjoyable secondary characters – and steamy, with a plot that just grabs you.

I unreservedly recommend this read.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Meet Sara Ney

Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. 


Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced lattes, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British. 
 
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Blog Tour: Come Again by Lauren Blakely ~ 4.5 stars

COME AGAIN by Lauren Blakely

Release Date: December 3rd

COME AGAIN is an ALL-NEW enemies-to lovers romance set in the Big Rock world! Don’t miss this intensely sexy and hilarious all-hero POV stand-alone!

Fall in love with a cocky, charming hero and the heroine who challenges his game!

AVAILABLE NOW!!!

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He is back!!! Sebastian York narrates this hot tamale!

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There are three words most men can’t resist—I dare you.

So as you can see, ladies and gentlemen of the jury, I had no choice when my buddies said “I bet you can’t get that brunette beauty to kiss you before the night ends.”

I proved them wrong, and oh how good it felt to be right when I swept the quick-tongued woman into my arms and kissed the breath out of her at the party.

But, I made a slight miscalculation.

Turns out she’s my brand new enemy.

And soon I’m locked in a fierce battle of wits with my sexy-as-sin nemesis. I’m determined to show the whole city that my company is offering the best new path to romance, and she’s dead-set on knocking me down. Publicly.

It’s the hottest game of one-upmanship I’ve ever played, punctuated by fiery kisses, dirty letters, and, after a heated argument, hate s-e-x.

You know what they say. Keep your enemies closer.

I keep her so damn close to my favorite body part.

Everything is fun and games…until I gamble something I can’t afford to lose.

My heart.

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Review

Bellamy is a podcaster who is in love with love. Easton is a matchmaker… or a facilitator of love matches in New York. He isn’t looking for love. He’s been burned, but has no problem helping others find what he doesn’t want. But after the way Bellamy slips past his heart’s defenses, he’s not so sure about what he believes anymore.

I loved Bellamy. I like that she knows what she wants, and isn’t afraid to vocalise it. She loves love, and wants the “neon billboard in Times Square” kind. I especially liked that, cause I’d like it, too. Easton knows romance. He’s just afraid of losing love. When he proposes an “understanding” he’s not trying to take advantage of Bellamy; he was trying to protect his heart.

“…attraction is easy to confess. Hurt is not.”

I liked this read. It delivered everything the prequel promised. While there were really great secondary characters in the book, the couple completely held my attention as I wondered how their romance would play out, page after page.

I recommend this read unreservedly & wholeheartedly. It’s one that all romance lovers would love.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

About Lauren Blakely:

A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible

Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s

sexy, sweet, and witty. She also writes USA Today bestselling LGBTQ romance.

With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York

Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, with

more than 55 titles on the USA Today Bestsellers list alone. She’s sold more than 4.5 million books. A Brown University graduate, Lauren likes dogs, cake and show tunes and is the vegetarian at your dinner party.

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Release Blitz: Washed Away by RC Boldt ~ 5 stars

Title: Washed Away
Author: RC Boldt
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: December 7, 2021

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USA TODAY bestselling author RC Boldt brings us a sizzling romance chock-full of intrigue and deceit in this brand new romantic suspense…
All that’s forgotten isn’t always gone…
I’m at death’s doorstep when my body washes up on shore in Panama.
My memory is a blank slate. I can’t even remember my name. I don’t know who shot me and left me for dead—or why.
Patient and kind, the lone doctor there mends my body while offering me refuge.
But as tiny flashbacks of my past occur, I wonder if there’s anyone I can trust.
It’s up to me to discover whether I’m in danger or a danger to others. Whether I’ve actually found love or if it’s all been a lie.
I need answers to find out who I really am.
If only I could remember…
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REVIEW
Sometimes, the drive for revenge leads us to the best times and best people in our lives. After that, it is up to us to decide how much we let it consume us.

In a tale that is a bit reminiscent of Jason Bourne, Dr. Liam King saves the life of a woman who doesn’t remember her name. In doing so, he unwittingly endangers his own. He’s worried about the timing of her arrival and what it could all possibly mean, since he prefers to keep to himself to hide his past, but his greatest worry is his unexpected and very inconvenient attraction to her. When the fragile cords connecting them are revealed, it will literally be the difference between life and death – for them both.

This book had me on the edge of my seat, trying to figure out who was in charge, who was the real villain and how everything was going to go down. This is another suspense-filled page-turner from R.C. Boldt that I absolutely devoured. Though it was a bit sweeter than I expected – I was cheering for Alexandra & Liam to get together – I did enjoy it. There is an undercurrent of hope that winds through the book; intermingled with the need for vengeance is the search for peace, happiness and love.

I recommend this read unreservedly. It’s also perfect for romance lovers looking for that extra bit of action with their steam.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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“Do you know my name?”
Every muscle in my body goes rigid. “Excuse me?”
Her chest heaves, and the movement clearly causes her pain, but her lips flatten stubbornly. “What is my name?” Those blue eyes are troubled now, fear edging in, while distress practically oozes from her voice.
“You don’t…know your name?” I ask slowly, carefully gauging her reaction.
“No.” She swallows audibly, her eyes filling with tears. “I don’t remember anything.”
Fuck.
I scoot my rolling stool closer and take a seat beside her. Peering at her, I try to decipher whether she’s being completely honest.
I’ve learned to be suspicious over the years, especially with living in part of the denser, remote jungle areas bordering the coast.
“Well, what I can tell you is”—I lace my fingers casually—“you’re not pregnant, you have an IUD for birth control, and the panel I ran on you says you’re negative for any sexually transmitted diseases.
“You’re also blood type O, and your X-rays showed some broken bones—both previously incurred and current.
“Two of your ribs on your right side showed current hairline fractures, likely sustained during your…accident.”
I pause for even a flicker of acknowledgment but get nothing. Nothing, that is, except witness her expression bloom with stark terror.
“I removed two bullets from your shoulder and two more from your side near your hip. You also suffered a considerable stab wound.
“The X-rays indicated you most recently broke your index finger on your left hand. It’s since healed.”
She stares down at her hand, now trembling slightly, as if it’s grown a head of its own. I don’t bother informing her of the other bones in her body that indicated a previous break or fracture.
Broken left wrist.
Fracture near the base of her right elbow.
Fractures of most of the small bones in her right foot.
Broken nose.
Fractured jaw.
Straightening her fingers, she wiggles them before her eyes cut to mine. A thread of panic lines her tone. “I should remember something like that, shouldn’t I?”
I scan her features again for evidence of deceit but come up empty.
I’m dealing with a woman who has a severe case of amnesia.
Sonofabitch.

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Review: My Fake Bad Boyfriend by Sara Whitney ~ 5 stars

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I don’t just need a fake boyfriend. I need the worst fake boyfriend in the world.

Gabe says he’ll pretend to be my boyfriend for the holidays. The perfect guy to get my parents off my back about my perpetually single state.

But what I really need is someone who’ll make my family beg me to never bring anyone home again.

Gabe promised he was up to the task, but he turns out to be a little too good at being bad. We have so much fun with our game, in fact, that I start to forget it’s all for show.

By the time Christmas Eve rolls around, Gabe’s the only thing I want to unwrap. But if I do, I’m afraid he’ll turn out to be a gift I don’t want to return.

My Fake Bad Boyfriend is a hot standalone holiday novella that’s sweet as a candy cane, funny as Elf, and spicy as fireball whiskey in your hot chocolate. Treat yourself to a laugh-out-loud romance this Christmas!

Review

This is such a fun, steamy and sweet read.

Gabe & Darby are perfect for each other, and I enjoyed their romance story very much. Gabe is swoony, even as he attempts to un-charm her family.

This fake relationship romance was well written, and the Christmas touch was the perfect icing on the cake.

I recommend this book unreservedly and wholeheartedly. You’ll be as invested in Gabe & Darby’s HEA as I was.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

About the Author

Sara Whitney

Sara Whitney writes sassy contemporary romance that’s always sunny with a chance of sizzle. A multiple award-winning author, Sara worked as a print journalist and film critic before she earned her Ph.D. and landed in academia. She’s a good pinball player, a great baker, and an expert at shouting her TV opinions to anyone who’ll listen.

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Blog Tour: The Bareback Cowboy by Melanie Munton ~ 4.5 stars

Title: The Bareback Cowboy (Southern Hearts Club, #4)
Author: Melanie Munton
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Release Date: November 23, 2021
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Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

He might be one of the best riders in the world,

but she’ll give him the buck of his life.

WOULD YOU RATHER… Go through your entire life without ever falling in love?

OR… Have a rough-and-tumble cowboy stomp all over your heart with his sharpened spurs before riding off into the sunset like John f***ing Wayne?

Yeah, that happened. And frankly, I knew better. All cowboys are trouble. I’ve grown up around them my entire life, so I know how they operate. I’ve broken some of the toughest horses in the business. But for some reason, I found this thoroughbred impossible to resist.

A lot of good it did me too. Nothing but tears and comfort eating in the aftermath.

Suddenly, after a year away with no phone calls or texts to show for it, he’s back. He thinks we can pick up where we left off. But I’ve got news for him: His eight seconds with me are already up.

Little do I know, there’s a reason why he’s come back.
And it’s the absolute last thing I expect.

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Review

I was so glad to catch up with the ladies of the Southern Hearts Club! I have loved their journeys to love thus far, and this story did not disappoint.

Quinn & Trace’s story is hot and fun. I couldn’t put the book down – their chemistry was sizzling! I liked that Trace exceeded Quinn’s expectations. He was possessive and sweet, with just the right amount of determination so Quinn could give him another chance. Quinn is a strong woman; she’s had setbacks, but she’s conquered them. Love is a different sort of battle than she’s used to dealing with, and Trace isn’t exactly the type of man she’s used to, either.

I really enjoyed this installment. All the rodeo & bronc riding lingo was fascinating. Calli was a bright star, too, and an absolute sweetheart. All the girls of the Southern Hearts club brought their usual fire to the book – especially Gretchen. I totally loved the epilogue. I look forward to more from Melanie Munton.

I recommend this book unreservedly.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

“You’re not Quinn Prescott.”

My arm drops. I’m not even sure how to react to that, let alone what to say. My inner brilliance comes up with, “I’m not? Then maybe I should call the DMV and tell them they made a mistake on my ID.”

His frown only deepens. “I don’t hire minors. Even if you’re legal to work, wages get muddy with minors and it’s not worth navigating.”

Uh…minor?

Cut him.

Is he actually serious? Sure, I’m short. Barely 5’1”. And yeah, I’m pretty small and petite. Always have been. I was teased relentlessly about it in grade school because I always looked years younger than everyone else in my class. Among their many nicknames for me, I think their favorite was “Pipsqueak Prescott.”

But a minor?

This dude must be trippin’ off gin and juice.

“I’m twenty-four,” I state very clearly and a little impatiently.

His expression clears…and there it is. However he was struggling to see me before, he’s somehow figured it out and is now looking at me like he suddenly has free rein to do so. As if he’s actually letting himself really look now.

“I’ve heard that Morty and Quinn Prescott are some of the best horse trainers around,” he says dubiously. “And that you, in particular, have tempered some of the most unmanageable mounts. They say you have a gift.”

My chest swells with enormous pride at the compliment and at the knowledge that influential individuals in our field are actually touting our expertise. But it’s the tone with which he says all of it that rankles on my already prickly nerves.

Disbelief.

I huff, planting my hands on my hips. “What exactly were you expecting? A two-hundred-pound cowhand with a sailor’s mouth and a wad of dip in her lip?”

I immediately realize I shouldn’t have said that. Because he seems to take it as an invitation to conduct a more thorough inspection of my body. From the top of my shoulder-length brown hair and diamond stud nose ring, to the tank top and untucked flannel shirt, to the denim shorts, and finally, to my lace-up, calf-high combat boots.

Despite the fact that I first sat a horse at three years old and have grown up in the rodeo business, cowboy boots have never been my thing. They aren’t a prerequisite to being an expert horsewoman, thank you very much. I just feel more comfortable this way.

“The combat boots were a shock,” he eventually says after his gaze once again finds mine.

The urge to grin hits me, but I instantly quash it. Something still has me on the defensive with this cowboy. Then again, I’m always on the defensive. With almost everyone. I can never seem to turn it off.

And something tells me that with this guy, I’m going to have to keep my back up.

Because if I so much as blink, he might try to get me on my back.

Melanie grew up in a small town in the Midwest. After marrying her husband, she decided she wanted to try coastal life because why not? A few months later, they moved to North Carolina where she discovered her passion for writing, and they never looked back. They are now enjoying life with their beautiful daughter in Savannah, GA and loving every minute with their little Georgia peach.

Melanie’s other passion is traveling and seeing the world. With anthropology degrees under their belts, she and her husband have made it their goal in life to see as many archaeological sites around the world as possible.

She has a horrible food addiction to pasta and candy (not together…ew). And she gets sad when her wine rack is empty.

At the end of the day, she is a true romantic at heart. She loves writing the cheesy and corny of romantic comedies, and the sassy and sexy of suspense. She aims to make her readers swoon, laugh out loud, maybe sweat a little, and above all, fall in love.

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Release Blitz: A Very Grumpy Christmas by Jerica MacMillan ~ 5 stars

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My neighbor is a Grinch. 

Since I run the Christmas Emporium and sometimes moonlight as an elf, that’s kind of a problem for me. 

No surprise, though. When I brought over cookies to welcome him to the neighborhood this summer, he slammed the door in my face.

Until he brings his kid to visit Santa one of the days I’m working as an elf, and I realize there are key parts of their story I’m missing …
• The little girl is his much younger sister, not his daughter.
• He’s her guardian since their parents died in a tragic accident.

Now all of his handsome, broody glares make so much more sense. As one of Santa’s elves, I make it my mission to make this Christmas as special for them as possible. Which somehow includes trespassing on his property to hang Christmas lights and braiding the little girl’s hair regularly. 

Despite his glares and grumpiness, I discover the soft underbelly of the beast. Will this Grinch’s heart grow three sizes as well? And if it does, will it have room for me?

A Very Grumpy Christmas is a standalone, small town, neighbors to lovers romance featuring a grumpy single dad and the sunshiny neighbor who’s determined to make his Christmas better. Full of heat and heart with an HEA guaranteed!

Review

Shane has had a rough few months. Becoming his sister’s guardian, while dealing with both her grief and his hasn’t been easy. Struggling to figure out how to make life – and Christmas – easier for Sophie is complicated. But his neighbour, masquerading as Santa’s helper might help. Thing is, he didn’t realise that unfreezing his heart would be part of the deal.

Sarah knows her neighbour is hot, but he’s also quite unfriendly and unpleasant. Then, she overhears a conversation between his little sister and Santa, and his behaviour suddenly makes sense. Deciding to make Christmas as happy as she can for the duo, she suddenly finds her heart growing attached. But Sarah’s not entirely certain Shane is willing to make up his mind about making space in his life for her.

This is a really enjoyable read. In this opposites attract romance, Jerica MacMillan gives us heartwarming, sweet moments with Christmas at the center of it all. There is plenty of chemistry between Shane & Sarah. I loved the scenes with Shane, Sarah & Sophie together, too. These were sweet and touching. I liked that though there were quite a few characters introduced, the story was easy to follow. I liked the epilogue, and look forward to another read soon from Ms. MacMillan.

I recommend this read wholeheartedly.

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Jerica MacMillan has been reading romance since she stumbled into the paperback section of the library as a middle schooler. And it’s been an ongoing love affair ever since!

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Release Blitz: Irresistible Bastard by Diana A. Hicks ~ 5 stars

Title: Irresistible Bastard
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: Diana A. Hicks
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 7, 2021
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Bria
London’s most eligible bachelor, Ryder Winston Noble is working on a special project at Morgan Financial Holdings in New York City, and I managed to land a job on his team.
For a recent technology grad like me, working alongside the crazy hot, self-made billionaire and computer genius is the opportunity of a lifetime.
But what is it they say about your heroes? Never meet them?
Yeah, Ryder Noble is a bastard with a capital B.
Irresistible Bastard is a steamy single dad/billionaire romance inspired by Stuck-Up Suit.
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REVIEW
Ryder Winston Noble’s reputation has preceded him. A hardworking billionaire who plays just as hard, he’s only in New York for a short time to assist his friend Graham Morgan with a security problem he’s having. But his plans get obstructed when he realises his assistant is none other than the woman he’s had a previous unflattering and rather embarrassing encounter with, Bria Venedetta. But in a twist of fate, Bria becomes Ryder’s lifeline at a time he needs help the most, and their relationship changes.

I loved this book. I read it in a matter of hours because I couldn’t put it down. Ryder and Bria’s story drew me in completely. The chemistry, the banter, the twists and turns – everything was just so good! This is my first time reading Diana A. Hicks, and I must say I am impressed. Irresistible Bastard is a great addition to the Cocky Hero Club series.

I wholeheartedly recommend it.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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Diana A. Hicks is an award-winning author of dark mafia romance and romantic suspense. Her latest release Big Bad Wolf is out now!
 
When Diana is not writing, she enjoys kickboxing, traveling, and indulging in the simple joys of life like wine and chocolate. She lives in Atlanta and loves spending time with her two children and husband. Connect with Diana on social media to stay up to date on her latest releases.
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Review Tour: Forever and a Day by O.L. Obonna ~ 4.5 stars

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Title: Forever and a Day

Author: O.L. Obonna

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Trope(s): accidental pregnancy, marriage of convenience

Publisher: Love Africa Press

Release Date: 29 October 2021

ISBN: 978-1-914226-11-3

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Their forbidden night leads to an inescapable consequence!  

Her mind-blowing encounter with a handsome stranger rocked her to the core! It was a night she would never forget. Then Mma Nwachukwu discovers that the compelling stranger she lost her virginity to was none other than Fuad Danjuma, the younger brother of her new boss! Mma is stunned, especially when she discovers the thrilling and unforgettable night has left them bound for life.  

When Fuad finds out Mma is pregnant, he is determined to do the right thing and claim her as his wife. Unfortunately, he offers her everything except the one thing she wants the most: his heart.  

The trouble is, Mma is determined to wed for love.  

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Mma is just beginning her first job. Despite her family’s problems, she is determined to be her own woman, and live her own life. A night out with her sisters sees her meeting Fuad and she ends up giving him her virginity. After an unforgettable night, she decides to leave it in the past, but then she finds out she is pregnant, and Fuad demands her hand in marriage so their baby can have a good home. She is hesitant, as she wants her marriage to be a love match.

Fuad hasn’t been able to forget the night he and Mma had. Shocked at her pregnancy, he does what he thinks is right, but warns her that she can never expect love. He is a player and believes that he will always be one. But as they plan the wedding and he gets to know his unwilling wife a little better, his mind just might change.

I enjoyed this romance. It has humor, heart and a bit of steam. It’s the first time that I am reading one like it, and I truly liked the way that the author incorporated a different culture into the story line. I had a fun time Googling the different African words as I read.

I recommend this book wholeheartedly.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

AUTHOR BIO

OMO OBONNA was born in Lagos, Nigeria. She holds degrees in Creative Arts/English and Supply Chain Management. For as long as she can remember, she always wanted to tell stories about love and romance by creating and immersing readers in the romantic adventures of fascinating characters. 

Her stories are a peek into her own version of the excitement, allure, and mystery of the age-old sentimental narrative of love, which she so beautifully and intricately weaves together into a truly engrossing read. When she’s not surrounding herself with words or reading a romance novel, you can find her in the kitchen trying out new recipes or painting with her children. In addition, she enjoys writing and recently joined the worlds of bloggers.  

She lives in London and is happily married with three children. 

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Release Blitz: Sweeper by Amy Daws ~ 5 stars

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Daphney Clarke can’t stand the cocky footballer next door. But after one steamy hallway kiss, Zander is convinced that “neighbors-with-benefits” would be a much better game to play than “neighbor wars”.
Only question is, who will be the winner?
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Title: SWEEPER
Author: Amy Daws
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: November 4, 2021
Cover Designer: Amy Daws

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The cocky footballer next door has some serious game…luckily, Daphney Clarke knows how to play.

Zander Williams is the hot new American determined to take European football by storm. His head is so big, it barely fits under his backwards hat. And when he’s recruited to one of the biggest up and coming clubs in London, he’s certain to make his name known.

Managing the building where they live is only one of Daphney’s many jobs. It’s why she has zero patience for the obnoxious American on the other side of the wall who makes the most ungodly noises and likes to answer his door in nothing but a pink tea towel.

Tensions build and after one steamy hallway kiss, neighbor wars quickly shifts into neighbors-with-benefits and that’s a battle they both intend to win.

But Daphney doesn’t know the real reason Zander is in London and now she’s stuck in the middle of a game she didn’t even know she was playing.

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This book was super riveting! Full of steam, sweet moments, and secrets, this book was an enjoyable one.

After a rocky start, Daphney and Zander strike a tentative sort of frenemy-ship that eventually extends to include benefits, but underneath it all are two people who are struggling to trust again after great loss.

Filled with the humor, sarcasm and wit that the Harris Brothers series seems to be famous for, this book fits right in. I liked the lead characters, and the way their relationship developed. I also liked that Zander was in touch with his feelings. He was the right combination of cocky and sweet. I liked Daphney’s upfront, bold attitude. She was no pushover, and it made Zander respect her, as well as pursue her harder. Their banter was something I truly enjoyed. It showcased their chemistry, as well as provided a source of humor.

I recommend this read wholeheartedly. The book not only re-envelops us into the Harrison family, but reminds us that sometimes, good family isn’t necessarily related to you by blood.

“…family isn’t about genetics, or DNA, or even the people who raised you – family is about who you love and who loves you.”

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“Boop, boop, boop,” a deep voice echoes much too close to my face, and my eyes fly open in terror as I catch sight of Zander Williams’s finger by my nose.

“What are you doing?” I exclaim, scrambling up off my sofa and standing behind the arm of it to put some space between us. I hold my chunky blanket out in front of me like it’s somehow going to protect me from the psychopath currently standing in my flat.

Zander holds his hands up defensively, his eyes wide. “I didn’t mean to scare you!”

I blink back at him as my sleep-fogged mind clears, and I take in the surroundings of my flat. I reach up and touch my nose. “Did you just touch my nose?”

“I booped it.” An awkward smile spreads across his face as he grips the back of his neck. “You were sleeping so cutely. I thought it’d be a funny way to wake you up.”

“Funny?” I repeat, forking my fingers into my messy bun and glancing down to make sure I wasn’t having another wardrobe malfunction in front of him. “You thought it would be funny to break into my flat and touch me?”

His face falls. “Well, when you put it like that, it sounds creepy.”

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Five. That’s how old I was when I picked up a ball for the very first time during flag football—something my mom had signed me up for.

 

Nine. That’s when I decided I’d stop at nothing until I played football at the highest level.

 

Fifteen. That’s when my father informed me that the only future I had was working at his private investigation firm.

 

Seventeen. That’s when I tried to escape the future that had been laid out for me. Tried to cut all ties that connected me to my own blood. Spoiler alert: It didn’t work. They still own me.

 

Eighteen. That’s when I was told if I completed this one job, I’d be cut loose. Free. I’d finally be free. It seemed easy enough.

 

Then, I meet her. You know, the one who makes you do all kinds of stupid, wacky stuff because you feel things you’ve never felt before. Yeah … that’s the one.

 

Here’s the real kicker: What happens when the girl you’ve likely already fallen in love with is the one you need to betray in order to leave behind a life you can’t stand?

 

Well, that’s a damn good question. I’m dying to know myself.

 

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Review

Knox is feeling suffocated. He lives and breathes football, but his father wants different things for him. Forced into agreeing to an ultimatum, Knox plans to execute his plan as quickly as possible. But his heart quickly gets stuck on the mark, Sloane Silvine, and refuses to let go. As what was fake soon becomes all too real, he’s forced with the reality that he may just break the heart of the woman he’s in love with.

Sloane is in a college 2 hours away from home to escape the caged feeling in her home. Armed with a To-Do list, and determined to enjoy herself while getting her degree, she isn’t exactly looking for a boyfriend. So, she is confused, surprised then intrigued that Knox would want to work so hard at getting her attention when she plainly tells him she’s not interested. But as she lowers her guard, she realises that Knox might be the best thing she never knew she needed. The secrets lurking in the background and her own family’s issues are just a few of the obstacles in the way.

I liked this read. Knox & Sloane are funny. They joke and banter with each other in a way that I totally envy. Their chemistry is obvious, even though they try to pretend – especially Sloane – that it’s non-existent. Their story makes me curious about Cole & Ally’s story. Ally seems to be a really good friend. I also loved the boys’ camaraderie and friendship with each other.

This is a good read with lots of heat and tension, and heartwarming moments. The epilogues were totally sweet, too.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Release Blitz: Very Merry Married by M. O’Keefe ~ 5 stars

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Ethan

I’ve got my hands full.

Running for mayor of my home town in Colorado. Trying to save the family business—and doing my damnedest to survive Christmas without murdering my brother. Nowhere on this list is room for Lexie to show up a year after our epic one-night stand.

Vegas show girl, owner of the meanest dog I’ve ever met, and the star of every fantasy I’ve had since I came home. And apparently… my wife? And she wants me to sign divorce papers.

Hell no.

Lexie

I do not get drunk married. That’s what tourists do in Vegas, not locals. But even I am susceptible to gorgeous eyes and an excellent jaw line.

I was so sure Ethan was different from the jerks I usually fall for, until I woke up married without a groom or a way to get a hold of him. A year later, I finally see him splashed all over the internet—fighting with his brother at a Colorado airport.

So, what’s a showgirl to do? Put on my best heels, put my dog in a hand bag and go find my husband so I can end my sham marriage. But as soon as I arrive in Salt Springs, that plan goes out the window.

Ethan hasn’t forgotten me and the chemistry between us is real and explosive.

Now that I’ve found him he doesn’t want to let me go.

Was our wedding a Vegas mistake? Or a Christmas miracle?

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I loved this read!

Ethan Kringle is a bit overwhelmed. Between his job as City Council president pro tempore and attempting to run for mayor, he’s had to check in with his dad and make sure that he doesn’t hurt himself further, plus wonder about how to keep the Inn afloat. He left his number for a woman he met in Vegas and fell for a year earlier, but she never called back. Now, she’s standing in his family’s inn, claiming to be his wife. Recognising an opportunity to recreate the magic between them, he asks her to stay.

Lexie Platzki is in town only to find the jerk that married her then left the morning after so she can ask for a divorce. She’s doesn’t intend to fall for the charm of the Kringle Inn, or the little town in Colorado or even enjoy her temporary job as the Inn’s front desk girl. Even worse, her husband is just as charming as the night they met, and the chemistry between them hasn’t disappeared. What is a girl to do?

This is such a cute and sweet Christmas read. Lexie is a larger than life character that you just love from the minute you’re introduced. I was in awe, truly, of the way she dealt with life, and her interactions with all the persons she met. I’d definitely want her personality in another life.

This story, unlike the first in the series, feels more complete. The characters are better developed, with much more emotional depth. There’s lots of humor, steam and great dialogue, with a great cast of secondary characters. Despite the trope (drunk, accidental wedding in Vegas), it is a well-done, well-written romance with lots and lots of Christmas magic.

I can’t wait to read book 3.

I unreservedly and wholeheartedly recommend this read.

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#ReleaseTour #ReviewTour #ExcerptReveal #BlogTour: Takedown by @WritesEvelyn ~ #5stars

Mellie lives her life risk-free and would do anything to keep her heart safe. But when Adam shows up in Vegas, all her careful plans go right out the window. Mellie and Adam quickly discover that what happens in Vegas, doesn’t always stay in Vegas. Readers who enjoy diverse contemporary romances will devour Takeover by Evelyn Sola, a diverse accidental marriage romance.

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Mellie

I was not a gambler. No way. I’ve built an existence free of risk and adventure. From my career to a small life with my closest family. I was not going to do anything to jeopardize my heart. But when my neighbor and number one menace to my safe plans showed up in Vegas, I did what every adventurous (not!) woman would do. I got drunk and married the man.

Adam

What happens in Vegas is supposed to stay in Vegas. Then, I went and married Mellie Dupree. That woman I’ve been chasing for two years is now my wife. She claims she doesn’t remember our wedding, but I was there, and I know she’s not telling the truth. Then again, neither am I.

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Evelyn Sola is good!

The book begins with all the excitement promised in the blurb: Mellie wakes up married in Vegas, but flees as she believes it to be a giant mistake. However, her new husband, Adam, isn’t about to let her go that easily; after all, he’s been pursing her for two years. As they struggle to figure out love and married life, Mellie’s less than amicable relationship with her mother and Adam’s own complicated issues with his family manage to interfere.

I enjoyed this romance. I was on the fence about liking Mellie initially, but before I even passed 10% of the book, she’d claimed a spot in my heart. Her character is relatable. Her reticence towards Adam stems from her family issues, but it is admirable that she worked hard at attempting to stand up for herself.

Adam was on my “YES!” list from the beginning – I liked his alpha possessive yet sweet and tender attitude toward Mellie. There is no way a woman who has a man like him in her life doesn’t know she is loved.

The book reminds us that most issues are solvable once all parties involved are reasonable, as well as willing to work through them, and prepared to take responsibility where necessary. It also shows that some hurts never fully heal once inflicted because words are powerful.

I recommend this read wholeheartedly and unreservedly. Adam & Mellie will certainly thrill you with their chemistry and relationship origin story. The cast of secondary characters – and a few familiar faces – will also leave you highly entertained.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Excerpt

Copyright 2021 Evelyn Sola

“Okay.” She takes several deep breaths before coming to stand in front of me. “I’m going to need a little time to find my own place, but in the meantime, I need a small favor from you.” I arch my eyebrows at her declaration. “I need you to let me stay here. At least until Alex has that baby.” I sit on the couch and put my hands behind my head. I school my features so she won’t see how happy I am by her announcement.

“Is that right?” I ask.

“Yes. Do you know why, Adam? Because it’s the least you can do after what you did to me in Vegas. Besides, Jason always folds where our mother is concerned. She drops this bombshell, and he’s too much of a nice guy to tell her to GTFO. So”, she says, sighing deeply, “I guess I can sleep on the couch, but it would be nice if you would let me have the bed.”

“The bed is yours.” I quickly agree to her demand. She stops her pacing, turns to me and narrows her eyes. “But let’s get one thing straight. I didn’t do anything to you in Vegas, so you can stop that lie right the hell now.”

“I’ll pay rent of course,” she says, ignoring my last comment. “Name your price.” I stand up and go stand directly in front of her. She backs away and ends up stuck between my body and the wall. “I’d go stay with Ananda, but she just got married and I don’t want to be a nuisance to her right now, and a hotel would cost too much money and would set me back. Dammit.”

“And you hate being alone, so I’m your next best choice.”

“How do you know I hate being alone?” She crosses her arms and stares.

“You live with your brother and his family. You hardly ever go anywhere by yourself. I bet you never had any intentions of moving out. You only offered to move out knowing they would ask you to stay.” She scoffs and moves away from me. I watch her tight ass pace across my living room, and I will my body not to have its natural reaction.

I reach out, touch her arm, and she stops walking away. When she looks at me again, I see the uncertainty in her eyes. The fire from minutes ago is gone, and the only things left are the vulnerability and unease oozing out of her. It’s the same look she had on New Year’s Eve. I’ve noticed it before, and I’ve always wondered why. Why someone so beautiful, smart and loved by so many people would always have this air of loneliness, but I think I finally got my answer tonight.

About Evelyn Sola

A Boston native, wife, mother, and wine enthusiast. If she’s not writing, thinking about writing, you will find Evelyn with a book in her hands. While a new publisher, she’s been writing for years, and she will continue to write for many years to come.

Evelyn is obsessed with assertive and confident men who will stop at nothing to get their woman. Her stories are filled with love, passion and humor.

She currently lives in Chicago, IL with her husband and two daughters.

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#ReleaseBlitz: April May Fall by @HovlandWrites ~ #5stars

April May Fall by Christina Hovland is now live!

April Davis totally has her life in order. Ha! Not really. Yes, she’s the Calm Mom—a social influencer with a reputation for showing moms how to stay calm and collected through yoga—but behind the scenes, she’s barely holding it all together. Raising tiny humans alone is exhausting, but that’s just the chewed-up cherry on the melted sundae of her life. Her kids aren’t behaving, her husband left her for his skydiving instructor, and her top knot proves she hasn’t showered in days.

Then a live video of the “always calm” April goes viral…and she’s most definitely not. Enter Jack Gibson, April’s contact at the media conglomerate that has purchased April’s brand. The too-sexy-for-his-own-good Jack will help clean up April’s viral mess, and even work with her to expand her influence, but toddler tea parties and a dog with a penchant for peeing on his shoes were definitely not part of the deal.

Now April’s calm has jumped ship quicker than her kids running from their vegetables. Not to mention, the sparks flying between her and Jack have her completely out of her depth. Forget finding her calm—April’s going to need a boatload of margaritas just to find her way back to herself again.

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This story is so loveable.

April is struggling to pick up the pieces of her life post-divorce. Her formerly calm life is full of chaos, and one day the entire world gets an intimate look at just how not-together she is. Jack arrives to help her re-brand her yoga and mindfulness blog and social media presence, but as they rework April into a better and more authentic version of herself, Jack stumbles onto a few eye-opening revelations of his own.

I loved the plot as well as the energy running through this book. Jack & April’s story was funny and steamy with large doses of reality and relatability. I loved April. She was struggling to prove to everyone else that her life was perfect, when all she had to do was prove to herself and her children that wherever they were together was the very definition of perfection. Jack helped with a lot of that, but without forcing her into uncomfortable and unreasonable situations.

I’m not a mom myself, but I admire the heck out of all of those who wake up every day and fake it till they make it so their children can be happy, then rinse and repeat each day. I can definitely tell you that April is one mom you’ll enjoy meeting/reading about. I laughed, sniffled and cheered for her as she righted her chaotic world bit by bit.

I recommend this read wholeheartedly and unreservedly. I hope you’ll love April like I did.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Meet Christina Hovland

USA Today Bestselling Author Christina Hovland lives her own version of a fairy tale—an artisan chocolatier by day and romance writer by night. Born in Colorado, Christina received a degree in journalism from Colorado State University. Before opening her chocolate company, Christina’s career spanned from the television newsroom to managing an award-winning public relations firm. She’s a recovering overachiever and perfectionist with a love of cupcakes and dinner she doesn’t have to cook herself. A 2017 Golden Heart® finalist, she lives in Colorado with her first-boyfriend-turned-husband, four children, and the sweetest dogs around.

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#BlogTour: Rush by @SMWestAuthor ~ #5stars

RUSH

The Trojan Series
by S.M. West
Publication Date: October 21, 2021
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Rock Star Romance

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Rush – noun: a surging of emotion

My life is falling apart.

Fired from my job.

Blacklisted across NYC.

At odds with my mother.

The only thing good I have to hold on to is the memory of my steamy one-night stand.

Only I had no idea who Eli was…

Or that I’d end up working on his movie set.

The spark between us threatens to reignite every time we’re near each other.

But Eli wants more than just hot sex.

He has a daughter and wants a partner in life.

I’m seeking answers about my past and trying to plan my future.

Commitment is the last thing I want.

Yet, I’m unable to resist his pull and his passion.

His touch eases the turmoil in my life.

His kiss takes me to another place.

And the more time I spend with him and his daughter, 

the harder it becomes to break away.

Though when forced to choose between Eli or a chance at a fresh start, 

I’m not sure I can risk it all for love.

Review

Book 4 in the Trojan series gives us Eli’s story.

As a single father trying to separate his fame from who the man he is, Eli is struggling in the dating department. No woman he meets on his sophisticated dating app seems to fire his blood the way a recent one night stand did. He didn’t get her name, but he can’t forget her face or the way she made him feel. A twist of fate lands them on a movie set together, and into each other’s lives again. But how eager is Prudence to believe that what they have is forever?

“…we’re destined to meet and be together in every one of our lives.”

Prudence aka Pru is flailing about since the company she helped create kicked her out. Blacklisted and in-between jobs, she isn’t exactly eager to work on a movie set. But then she is introduced to one of the main actors and is shell-shocked to realise he was her unforgettable one night stand. With walls high because of her past, Pru is afraid of the life Eli promises.

“There’s a pull between us. Undeniable and electric.”

Pru and Eli’s story moves fast, but their connection is unmistakable and believable. I liked the way Eli did everything possible to give Pru the assurance that he was 100% invested in them. He never gave her any occasion to doubt him. She didn’t stand a chance!

“You can give me your worst, and Pru Edwards, I’ll still be here.”

I enjoyed this book. It’s the right amount of sweet and steamy, wrapping up the series.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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S.M. West writes romantic suspense and sexy, angsty contemporary romance. She’s a self-professed junkie of wine, chocolate and travel. If she isn’t writing or hanging with her family, she can be found planning her next adventure!

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#NetGalley #Review: Wild in Captivity by @SamantheBeck1 ~ #5stars #WildInCaptivity

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Ambitious L.A. lawyer Isabelle Marcano would rather run a mile in her Manolos than fly off to rustic Captivity, Alaska. But close the client’s sale successfully and her firm will find room on the letterhead for one more name. Still, taking a career detour to a place that doesn’t even have a Starbucks sounds like the seventh level of hell.

Then her best friend points out the town has something stronger on tap than caffeine. Testosterone. With two single men to every single woman, this assignment might just be the best thing to happen to her sex life since the invention of the waterproof Rabbit.

Until her sexy client introduces her as his fiancée to hide what she’s doing in town, and all her aspirations of hot Lumberjack Sex fly out the airplane window.

Though…fiancés do have sex, right? Those who don’t want to answer to small-town busybodies better look like they do, epically, even when the mere prospect plays havoc with her professional responsibilities. And her hormones.

Her firm’s getting antsy to finalize the merger. But the more she learns about Trace, about why he’s selling, the more conflicted she becomes about the deal. Failure to close means losing the partnership she’s always wanted, but the bigger failure might just be kissing Trace goodbye…

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A lawyer specialising in mergers and acquisitions, Isabelle Marcano is sent to seal a deal in Captivity, Alaska as a stepping stone on her way to making partner. Intending to gorge herself on some much-needed sexy time, she finds herself immediately cock-blocked – by her own client, Trace! Keeping up the ruse of a fake relationship is just one of the problems she faces, as the town, Trace and the deal reveal hidden truths she hasn’t wanted to admit to herself.

Trace Shanahan is looking to offload the business that’s been in his family for decades as quietly and quickly as possible. When the firm he hires to oversee the sale offers to send out an attorney he agrees. But one look at Isabelle and he knows she won’t help at all with his plan to keep the sale under the radar. But announcing their fake engagement just happens to show him what he’s missing in his life, but will he be able to let go of his personal demons in order to keep Isabelle?

I really enjoyed this book. It’s the kind of book that makes you smile (and laugh out loud a few times!). I especially identified with Isabelle – we’re the friend that’s ALWAYS cold! I fell in love with each character, and I can’t wait to see what great things the author will do with the series.

I recommend this book wholeheartedly and unreservedly.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book, via NetGalley.

#ReleaseBlitz: Not Without You by @writerlexiryan ~ #5stars

From New York Times bestseller Lexi Ryan comes a sexy new enemies-to-lovers office romance about two people who never thought to hope for their own happy ending.

Two and a half years ago, I hit rock bottom and lost everything. Since then, I’ve turned my life around—no more booze, no more drugs, no more self-sabotage. With a new business to run and old promises to keep, the last thing I need is smart-mouthed hellcat Veronica Maddox disrupting my world.

Veronica’s as beautiful as she is infuriating. She pushes all my buttons. Maybe that didn’t matter before, but now she’s working for me. She keeps this place running. As a business owner, I appreciate that. As the man she hates and the one who can’t forget our wild night together, I’m slowly losing my mind.  I told myself I could resist her, but we only get along when our hands are doing the talking. Before I know it, our relationship is anything but professional.

As a single mom, Veronica has a difficult past of her own, and when it comes knocking at her door, I find myself feeling inexplicably proprietary. Because no matter how much I try to convince myself otherwise, what started as two enemies looking for release has developed into something neither of us imagined possible. And while Veronica’s a complication I never wanted, she is exactly what I need.

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I teared up more than once reading this book. Colton & Veronica tug at your heart and libido with equal force, grabbing your attention and keeping a tight grip on it until the end. The emotion and steam in this read were well written. When Veronica cried, I felt her pain. When Colton was hurt, I hurt, too. And when they were happy? Oh man! Those were great moments.

Colton & Veronica consider themselves outsiders on the edges of the Jackson family. Both have pasts that they’d rather forget, but yet, have shaped so much of their lives. After one hot, steamy night together, their relationship becomes contentious and filled with barbs and angry words. When they finally give in to the delicious tension between them, they find a contentment – as well as a love – they never thought they’d ever deserve.

“It’s not just about having someone to lean on. It’s about having the right someone.”

This is a great romance. It shows that even when our lives seem complicated, or a hot mess, the right love from the right person can make us feel brave and unstoppable. Second chances, family bonds, and just the right amount of drama and steam make this book the treasure it is.

I recommend this book wholeheartedly & unreservedly.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Meet Lexi Ryan

Lexi Ryan is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of emotional romance that sizzles and the 2018 winner of the Romance Writers of America® RITA®  award for Best Long Contemporary Romance. She considers herself the luckiest girl around to make a living through storytelling. She loves spending time with her kids, weightlifting, ice cream, swoony heroes, and vodka martinis.

Lexi lives in Indiana with her husband, two children, and a spoiled dog.

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#ReleaseBlitz #ReviewBlitz: Doctor Scandalous by @jasamanbooks ~ #5stars

From USA Today bestselling author J. Saman comes a brand new Kindle-melting romance about one of Boston’s most notorious billionaire bachelors and the woman who flips his entire world upside down.

I’ve been dreading this for a year.
Okay, that’s a lie. I’ve been dreading this reunion since we graduated high school ten years ago.
So why am I here, standing outside the door like the eternal wallflower I am?
I’d say it’s because my younger sister browbeat me into it, but the truth is, I’m tired of being a nobody. Of never taking a risk with myself and my life.
And…well…maybe I’m also hoping to see him.
The tall, insanely gorgeous man walking my way now. Oliver Fritz is regarded as one Boston’s sexiest doctors. I know him as the former god of our school. The one every girl wanted, and every guy wanted to be.
The one as loathsome to be here as I am.
That’s when he makes the proposal I’ve always dreamed of. Only, this one is fake. On bended knee, he places a ring on my finger and proposes we brave this reunion together, with me as his fake fiancée. But when our wild and steamy night ends in scandal, we’re forced to make a deal.
He gives me what I need, and in return I stay his fake fiancée, so he doesn’t lose face with the media who love him or his sick mother. Should be easy, right? Just a few months pretending to be engaged to one of Boston’s most notorious billionaire bachelors. What could go wrong?
Turns out everything.

Review

If you’re a fan of J. Saman’s work (I recently discovered her), then some of the characters in this book will be familiar to you. Oliver Fritz is the charming, sexy playboy we met in the Edge of Temptation, and I fell for him then, even though he wasn’t the hero of that novel. In this book, we meet a more vulnerable, but no less lovable version of the good doctor.

Still smarting due to a heartbreak from 10 years prior, Oliver is dreading going to his high school reunion. When he rescues Amelia, his childhood crush from embarrassment, he sees a way to make their already uncomfortable night into one they’ll enjoy and never forget. Only, as their fake relationship story gains traction, so do their very real feelings.

“I’m home with her. And no matter what comes our way, I’m not letting her go.”

Amelia is accustomed to being a wallflower, so Oliver’s proposition terrifies her as much as it excites her. As they “date”, she realises Oliver seems to bring out the best parts in her, but she’s worried that, as the spotlight on them begins to burn brighter and brighter, it would all fade away, and she’ll be left all alone, as usual.

“When it comes to Oliver Fritz, I have no idea how I’ll make it through these few months with my heart intact.”

This romance is sweet, sexy and altogether lovely. I really loved Oliver & Amelia’s story. Oliver is swoon-worthy – a total sweetheart. He’s so good to Amelia, and I loved how he included her sister. Amelia is a great heroine. She’s been pushed down and around a lot, but she keeps getting up, even when it hurts. I liked her determination and strength, and the bit of fire she had in her.

I recommend this romance unreservedly & wholeheartedly. J. Saman takes you deep into these pages as she crafts a romance within a romance. A do-over with the sweetest of twists. She also ensured that I would be looking forward to more of these Fritz men and their journeys to love.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.


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J. Saman is a USA Today bestselling author who is addicted to Diet Coke, sour candy, and indie rock. She swears way too much (especially after a glass of wine) and has a penchant for sarcasm (or so her husband and children like to tell her).

She’s an admitted lover of second chance romances, love triangles, and the perfect amount of angst. She is best known for writing contemporary romance filled with smart, strong women, and sexy alphas who have a softer side–especially for their women.

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#ReleaseBlitz: 907 For Keeps Way by @AuthorALocke ~ #5stars

Things heat up (and take an unexpected turn) when a trainer takes on the local pizza parlor owner. He wants to show her that exercising can be fun. She just wants to exercise with him.

🍒 Opposites attract🍒 Small Town 🍒 Standalone Novella

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Review

Tired of feeling sorry for herself since her divorce, Kaylee decides that a gym membership is the first step to reinventing herself. But a misread email lands her several days early for her appointment, but just in time for Dane McDaniels, the town’s most eligible bachelor and owner of the gym, to offer her free workout classes. Shocked and intrigued, she agrees.

Dane mostly keeps to himself – people consider him a recluse. He’s hardly impulsive, but when he sees Kaylee in his gym, he seizes his chance to get close to the woman he’s been admiring from afar. As he pushes Kaylee out of her comfort zone, but into a mindset where she’s comfortable with herself, he hopes she’ll make room for him.

This short, sweet, insta-love romance was such a wonderful read. I enjoyed it and found it was the perfect read for me after two intense reads. Dane McDaniels will make you swoon, and you’ll be eager to see how he and Kaylee get together.

I recommend this book unreservedly.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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Adriana Locke

USA Today, Washington Post, and Amazon Charts Bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.

She resides in the Midwest with her husband, four sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather’s nice and there’s always a piece of candy in her pocket.

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#ReleaseBlitz #ReviewBlitz: Mr. Park Lane by @louisesbay ~ #5stars

Release Date: September 28

 

I haven’t seen him in over a decade, but Joshua Luca can still get to me. And I hate it.

At twenty-nine, I’m a doctor and I’ve travelled the world, but just the thought of him has me sliding my sweaty palms down my jeans and wishing I could steady my racing heartbeat.

Joshua was an almost obsession until, at seventeen, he cost me my future. In one night, I grew up and let go of my silly crush.

My infatuation for Joshua is dead and buried. Forever.

It doesn’t matter that he’s my new flat mate.

Or that he still has that same sexy smile.

I barely notice how that, despite his billions, he’s the kindest man I know.

Or that when he touches me, a thousand tiny fireworks explode all over my body.

I’m completely over Joshua Luca.

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Review

In a sweet romance, Louise Bay gives us a story of two childhood acquaintances/friends who reconnect via interfering mothers.

Both Joshua & Hartford have emotional scars that become apparent when their relationship changes. Their romance blossoms awkwardly, but segues into the sort that makes you wistful. Their reconnection starts with reforming their friendship and soon, Hartford’s unrequited crush on Joshua has new life, and Joshua is seeing Hartford in a completely new light. But Hartford isn’t sure that Joshua is truly into her, and Joshua worries that he may never be enough for her.

I recommend this read. Though the story is more of a slow-burn, the story is well-paced, and there is no hiding the heated connection between Hartford and Joshua as they build on their old childhood association. The combined character growth by the end had me smiling, with a warm feeling in my chest.

“This was my not-so-fake date. This was an old, never-forgotten crush. This was my best friend.”

I enjoyed this standalone read. The group of friends is intriguing, and this installment, more than ever, has me eager to read the others that came before in the series.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Meet Louise Bay

 

USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels – the kind she likes to read. Her books include the novels Faithful (not currently on sale as undergoing maintenance!), HopefulThe Empire State SeriesThe Nights CollectionThe Royals Collection, and The Gentleman Collection (these are series of stand alone books each following different characters). Louise’s most recent novel is Mr. Mayfair which is available now!

Ruined by romantic mini-series of the eighties, Louise loves all things romantic. There’s not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films.

 

Louise loves the rain, The West Wing, London, days when she doesn’t have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne.

 

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#ReleaseBlitz: Cocky Counsel by Samantha Baca ~ #5stars

Title: Cocky Counsel
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: Samantha Baca
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 26, 2021
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I’m rarely a man who mixes business with pleasure but when I find myself hypnotized by a beautiful woman at the nightclub, I make the time to enjoy the finer things in life. Like having a quickie in the linen closet. Fast forward two weeks when that same magnificent woman shows up to my office, ready to work for my law firm as our new attorney.
Everything inside me screams I should step back and forget the girl that I haven’t been able to get out of my head, but it’s nearly impossible when she’s working in the office directly across from me. Her professional attitude and sexy attire do nothing to keep the inappropriate thoughts out of my head. But when a sexual harassment lawsuit from a former employee falls into my lap, I’m forced to walk away or risk losing everything I’ve worked so hard for.
Lust isn’t anything to worry about. It’s love you have to watch out for. It’ll bite you in the ass at the least opportune time.
Cocky Counsel is an instalove/office romance inspired by Stuck-Up Suit.
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Review

Ethan & Eva’s story was one I enjoyed immensely. Not only was their chemistry off-the-charts hot, but the couple was close to my age, and that made it really relatable.

From one hot as hell night in a nightclub, to finding out they were to be workmates while trying to keep their hands off each other, Ethan & Eva’s story is nothing short of complicated. But just when feelings start knocking on the door of their not-so-sure-what-it-is relationship, Ethan’s undisclosed past almost manages to throw a wrench in the mix, making things even messier.

Samantha Baca is a new-to-me author, but I was glued to the pages of this story. The strength, sass and feistiness of the heroine combined with Ethan’s forceful yet considerate nature ensured that sparks flew off the page with their every interaction. I enjoyed every bit of this story: the romance, the drama, and the twists and turns. It is a great addition to the Cocky Hero World. If you’re looking for a good office romance, I recommend this one.

I also would love if the author created the stories of Eva’s sisters and best friend.

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Samantha lives in the southwest with her husband and two small children after abandoning her childhood dream of living in a cabin in Colorado when she found that she couldn’t afford to live there and was deathly allergic to the woods. When she’s not writing she’s usually spouting off sarcastic remarks while drinking wine out of a coffee mug to look like a functional adult while chasing down her toddlers. She enjoys spending time with her family, watching reruns of Friends, and the 24/7 flow of coffee that can be found in her veins. Be sure to follow her on social media for updates on what she’s working on.
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#ReleaseTour: Make Me by @WritesEvelyn ~ #5stars

Falling in love is the last thing single mom Laci Hogan is looking for. Too bad her new neighbor didn’t get the memo. Cooper Stevens isn’t a stranger to hard work and when he wants something, he won’t stop until he gets it. Fall for this hard-working hottie in Make Me by Evelyn Sola, a Widow Romance, the next book in the Blue Collar Romance Series.

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Laci Hogan isn’t looking for love when she moves back to Oak Bend. Coming home is all about Laci gaining her independence she once lost. Besides, getting over a rocky past and losing her husband is more than enough for her to juggle while raising her two-year-old daughter but old acquaintance – Cooper Stevens can be persistent when it comes to getting what he wants.

No stranger to hard work, he’s willing to do all it takes to prove to his new neighbor Laci that she doesn’t have to do life alone and that with the right person, a relationship makes life better – oh so much better.

Will Cooper make her see that this could be all the happiness she never knew she was looking for?

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Review

This romance had me glued to its pages.

Laci is the type of heroine who has been knocked around a few times by life. Somehow, she’s found a way to roll with the punches, and her decision to make Oak Bend her home is part of her decision to keep on standing. When she recognises Cooper, her high school crush, is her next door neighbour, she is both thrilled and scared about how it makes her feel. But Cooper is everything she never knew she needed and then some. He’s patient as she figures out her next steps, and really sweet with Ivy. I loved them all! Cooper has never forgotten his crush on Laci, and when she returns to his hometown, he’s excited to finally have a chance to be with her. But Laci’s walls aren’t the only obstacle in his way.

Evelyn Sola is a must-read for me. Her romances have large doses of reality, while giving us the stuff of dreams. Make Me has emotion, witty banter and a really great romance story.

I recommend this book wholeheartedly and unreservedly.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Excerpt

Copyright 2021 Evelyn Sola

Just as I approach the corner, I’m hit on the shoulder by another body. I’m pushed to the wall, and the mountain of books in my hands crashes to the floor. The red folder holding my English term paper lands on top of the heap.

“Watch where you’re going!” the person who bumped says.

She doesn’t have the decency to stop, but by the sound of her giggles, I know who it is. And there’s no way the school’s most popular senior would give me the time of day. I sigh and drop to the floor to pick up my things. My heart starts to beat erratically because if there’s one thing I know—wherever Candace is, he’s never too far behind.

I’m proven right. A pair of black boots enters my line of vision. Cooper Stevens. Those are his boots. He was wearing them the very first time I saw him, and I remember wanting to be swallowed up by the ground. The only thing that saved me from total embarrassment was the fact that I know someone like him would never notice someone like me.

I hold my breath while he approaches and quickly turn to my books. Please leave. Please leave. Please leave. I busy myself arranging my books. I won’t stand up until he walks past me. Only he doesn’t. He drops down to my level and grabs my red folder. Instead of handing it to me, he opens it and starts to look through the pages.

I finally find the courage to look at him, and our eyes lock. For the first time ever, I notice the hazel flecks around his brown eyes. I look away and drop my head, and because this is the day from hell, my glasses slide off my face and land on the floor.

We reach for them at the same time, and his large hand ends up covering mine. I let out a small sound, and I say a silent prayer that he didn’t hear it. I note the contrast of our skin tones, his white hand covering my brown one before I pull mine away. He lifts my glasses and brings them to my face. I’m as still as a statue while I look down at the linoleum floor. He moves closer and slides the glasses back onto my face. I take a deep breath and bask in the smell of his leather jacket mixed with his fruity shampoo.

When he gets the glasses on my face, he moves his hands behind my ears to make sure they are secure.

“You okay?” he asks. He lifts my chin and forces me to look at him.

Like a deer in headlights, all I can do is stare.

“Be careful next time, Laces,” he whispers.

I lick my dry lips. “Um, my name is—” The words get locked in my throat. I grab my books and finally stand up. He stands right along with me. When we’re both upright, he takes a step closer.

“Your name is what?” he asks. He hands me my folder, and when I take it from him, his fingers touch mine.

“Um, my name is—” I clear my throat and try again. The entire time he stares at me with an expression I can’t interpret. “My name isn’t, um—” I never get a chance to finish my sentence.

“Cooper!” Candace yells in the hallway. She runs over to us and grabs the sleeve of his leather jacket. “Come on! What are you still doing here with her?” She points at me without bothering to look in my direction. “Let’s go. You did your good deed of the day. Maybe you should tell her to run a flat iron through that hair.” The entire time he was being dragged away, his head was turned in my direction, until they turned the corner and he disappeared.

About Evelyn Sola

A Boston native, wife, mother, and wine enthusiast. If she’s not writing, thinking about writing, you will find Evelyn with a book in her hands. While a new publisher, she’s been writing for years, and she will continue to write for many years to come.

Evelyn is obsessed with assertive and confident men who will stop at nothing to get their woman. Her stories are filled with love, passion and humor.

She currently lives in Chicago, IL with her husband and two daughters.

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Escape to Oak Bend where blue-collar hotties work hard and love even harder.

From broody carpenters to sexy electricians, these eight standalones are packed with small town feels, heat, and heartwarming happily ever afters.

Enjoy your favorite tropes written by an amazing group of authors: Jaymee Jacobs, Alexa Rivers, Evelyn Sola, Kate Carley, Tracy Broemmer, Mila Nicks, Claire Wilder, and Moni Boyce.

Fall head over heels for swoon-worthy book boyfriends who aren’t afraid of a little hard work for that happily ever after.

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#ReleaseBlitz: There’s Something About Molly by @Hovlandwrites ~ #5stars

There’s Something About Molly by
Christina Hovland is now live!

Keeping it together. Barely.

Molly Princeton hasn’t met the right guy. Yes, she’s a dating coach. But she’s also a single mom with a rocky relationship history. She may be able to help others find love, but she doesn’t really need it in her life. Happiness doesn’t require falling in love. Winning a matchmaker competition however requires being part of a couple. And darn it, she needs to win this one. That’s when she sets her sights on Gavin Frank—the one man she would absolutely never fall in love with.

Gavin is her nemesis, her best friend’s ex, and yeah, okay, he’s sexy as sin. He’s also off limits. But she’s out of other options. Plus Gavin could use a fake relationship to keep his meddling mother from setting up blind dates with every available woman in the Mile High City. There’s no way he’d fall for Molly. None. Nada.

The two quickly learn there’s a thin line between hate and love, and she finds herself tipping onto the wrong side. For the first time, she doesn’t have all the answers. What the heck is she supposed to do next? Lucky for her, Gavin realizes there’s something about Molly he can’t resist…

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Review

You can’t not love this read.

Molly is resolved to stay hating her best friend’s ex-husband, so she’s confused when she suddenly CANNOT find good reasons to keep hating him anymore. When fate literally forces them together over and over, she realises that there might be something about Gavin that she’s only just seeing for the first time.

I laughed at Molly’s internal dialogue and the children’s shenanigans a lot. I also love how supportive Molly’s friend group is, too. Each woman in the group knows that everyone has their back, but they also know that they will tell them the truth, whether they want to hear it or not.

I recommend this read wholeheartedly, and look forward to more in the series.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Meet Christina Hovland

USA Today Bestselling Author Christina Hovland lives her own version of a fairy tale–an artisan chocolatier by day and romance writer by night. Born in Colorado, Christina received a degree in journalism from Colorado State University. Before opening her chocolate company, Christina’s career spanned from the television newsroom to managing an award-winning public relations firm. She’s a recovering overachiever and perfectionist with a love of cupcakes and dinner she doesn’t have to cook herself. A 2017 Golden Heart® finalist, she lives in Colorado with her first-boyfriend-turned-husband, four children, and the sweetest dogs around.

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#ReleaseBlitz: Pressure Point by Claire Hastings ~ #5stars

THE PRESSURE IS ON!
Pressure Point by Claire Hastings is live.
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How high does the pressure get inside the friend zone? This goalkeeper is about to find out…

Moving to America forced Liam Daley to leave almost everything behind in Ireland – his family, his team, and his dreams about what might have been. Now on a mission to prove that he’s more than second string as a member of the Atlanta Rising Football Club, there’s only one thing distracting him: the team’s charming and quirky physical therapist, who just happens to be crushing on the hotshot rookie Dash Lazaro.

Avery Houghton is living her dream working for the Atlanta Rising. In fact, life would be perfect if she could just score a date with her dream guy. But overcoming her natural awkwardness is unlikely, and her insecurities aren’t doing her any favors either. She’s desperate for help, and who better to teach her how to attract a football star than another football star?

As Avery’s reluctant partner in crime, Liam hopes to show her that she doesn’t need to change for any man. But simply telling Avery how he really feels seems impossible. While Avery gets closer to everything she thinks she wants, Liam starts to feel the pressure. Will he be forced to pass when he’s finally ready to make a play for her heart?

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Review

I don’t how Claire Hastings managed it, but this book is both sweet AND hot! With Liam’s quiet charm and Avery’s quirkiness, it was a book that I kept loving more and more as I read it.

Liam has it bad for Avery, but he knows she has it bad for his teammate, Dash. Even as he knows that planning for Avery to catch Dash’s attention would most likely hurt him in the end, he finds himself unable to stay away from her. Will he end up coming in second, as usual?

Avery loves looking at Dash but soon realises she feels more comfortable with Liam. He’s sees her, truly, and she is free to be herself without worry or judgement whether it’s a night out, or a movie night indoors. But will she realise that the one thing she’s been looking for her whole life is within reach before she alienates Liam for good?

I can’t recommend this book enough. Liam & Avery burn up the pages as much as they create soft, mushy feelings. There’s fun, laughter, and lots of steam, as well as great friendship and camaraderie in these pages. You definitely don’t want to miss it!

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

About Claire:
Claire Hastings is a walking, talking awkward moment. She loves Diet Coke, gummi bears, the beach, and books (obvs). When not reading she can usually be found hanging with friends at a soccer match or grabbing food (although she probably still has a book in her purse). She and her husband live in Atlanta with their fur-child Denali.

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#ReleaseBlitz: Shameless Chef by @GwynMcnamee ~ #5stars

Title: Shameless Chef
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Series: Fury Family #3
Author: Gwyn McNamee
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 19, 2021
Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward’s New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.
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Only one word can describe Chef Jameson Fury…
SHAMELESS.
He parades around with that sexy smirk and those fabulous abs like he’s the king of the kitchen.
Of all the places he could choose to open his new restaurant, why does it have to be right next door to mine?
It’s hard enough trying to get my place up and running without having him hovering around and disrupting my business.
Not to mention the way my body betrays me every time he’s close.
I should despise him.
But with every prank, every act of sabotage we take against each other…
The tension growing between us inches closer to personal and away from professional.
Things are heating up, and not just in our kitchens…
All because of this shameless chef.
Shameless Chef is a rivals to lovers/neighbors romance inspired by Stuck-Up Suit.
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Review

This is an enthralling, hard-to-put-down read. I read it one go – it was that good! No stranger to Gwyn McNamee’s work, I am still internally squealing about how awesome this book is.

Jameson Fury is the baby of the his family. Taking a hard pass at hockey, he fell in love with the culinary arts in childhood and never looked back. His dream is to own his own restaurant, and finally associate his family’s name with something he’s good at. But he encounters Isabella as he begins to get his restaurant ready, and suddenly the path to achieving his goals isn’t as clear as it used to be.

Isabella has had a dream since childhood: to own her own restaurant and make her own version of her grandmother’s recipes for other people to enjoy. She’s not going to let a not-quite-normal life interfere with that dream. Nor a cocky, drool-worthy chef who shamelessly taunts her into fighting to make sure that her dream doesn’t get eclipsed by his fame.

I enjoyed this story so much. Izzy and Jameson’s banter was entertaining and their pranks on each other were hilariously devious. I liked that Isabella never backed down from Jameson; she gave as good as she got – a true fighter.

I recommend this read as an excellent addition to the Cocky Hero Club series, and a fitting end to the Fury family trilogy. Get your copy now and enjoy it!

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Gwyn McNamee is an attorney, writer, wife, and mother (to one human baby and one fur baby). Originally from the Midwest, Gwyn relocated to her husband’s home town of Las Vegas in 2015 and is enjoying her respite from the cold and snow. Gwyn has been writing down her crazy stories and ideas for years and finally decided to share them with the world. She loves to write stories with a bit of suspense and action mingled with romance and heat.
 
When she isn’t either writing or voraciously devouring any books she can get her hands on, Gwyn is busy adding to her tattoo collection, golfing, and stirring up trouble with her perfect mix of sweetness and sarcasm (usually while wearing heels).
 
Gwyn is the author of The Hawke Family Series, The Slip Series, The Deadliest Sin Series, The Inland Seas Series, and The Supernatural Love Stories in the Absurd (as her alter-ego D.P. Payne), along with several stand-alones.
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#ReleaseBlitz #ReviewBlitz: Hendrix by @mjfieldsbooks & @ChelseaCamaron ~ #4stars

The Caldwell Brothers are back and better than ever!

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Hendrix Caldwell, the oldest of the Caldwell brothers, is the ever steady voice of reason out of the three Detroit—Rock City’s—wild boys. Focused, determined, and living with a chip on his shoulder, Hendrix is married to his bar, allowing no time for anything more than a casual hook up. Work hard, play harder—that is the Caldwell brothers’ way.

For Olivia Hemmingway, life is nothing except the school of hard knocks. Born as the consequence of a one night stand, Olivia didn’t have the childhood found in movies and books. However, she’s all grown up now and completely on her own. Drowning in debt, she is looking for a small break in life, but the hits just keep on coming.

One night, one charity event, two masks hiding them from the world and each other… Two people let go and share the best of each other in a luxury hotel’s storage closet for one night they both can’t forget. One night they both revisit in their dreams.

What happens when two worlds collide not once, but twice? When they find out who was behind the mask, will sparks fly, or will their past demons keep them apart?

Review

The Caldwell brothers, Hendrix, Morrison & Jagger, are struggling to move past the death of their mother. Raised in a home where she was their only source of love and light, they are not only rough around the edges, but wary of getting close to any female.

When Jagger begs Hendrix to take his place at a Valentine’s Day shindig, no one foresees how that night would change their lives, especially that of Hendrix. After quite possibly the hottest hookup of his life in a janitor’s closet, Hendrix’s mystery lady vanishes. Intrigued, yet bothered by how much he continues to think of her, he doesn’t quite know what to do with his memories of her. When she turns out to be his newest hire while rousing his protective instincts, Hendrix soon realises that love may not be a fairytale, after all.

Olivia is trying to live life on her terms. Deeply scarred by her past, her coping mechanism has carried her thus far, but she is still stuck. A one night stand challenges her view of intimacy, but she is unprepared for the way Hendrix re-enters and occupies her mind, heart and life. When she has to face her past, she soon realises that Hendrix, with his broody, domineering and possessive self is there to stay.

I enjoyed the read for the most part. The authors handled the topic of abuse in a unique way, giving the heroine an odd (very odd!) coping mechanism. There were moments I wondered about how the authors viewed safe sex and contraceptives, but overall, I enjoyed the book. I look forward to reading Morrison & Jagger’s stories, and seeing how love helps heal their grief.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

About the Authors

MJ Fields

MJ Fields

MJ Fields is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary and new adult romance novels. She lives in New York with her daughter and smoochie faced Newfie, Theo.

When she’s not locked away in the cave, she enjoys spending time with her family, live music, the theatre, singing off key, dancing to her own beat, listening to audio books, and reading of course.

Forever Steel!

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Chelsea Camaron

Chelsea Camaron

USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Chelsea Camaron is a small-town Carolina girl with a big imagination. She is a wife and mom chasing her dreams. She writes contemporary romance, erotic suspense, and psychological thrillers. She loves to write blue-collar men who have real problems with a fictional twist. From mechanics to bikers to oil riggers to smokejumpers, bar owners, and beyond, she loves a strong hero who works hard and plays harder.

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#ReleaseBlitz: Austin’s Revenge by @authorjaxmckay1 ~ #5stars

Austin’s Revenge by Jax McKay is now live!

I never forgot the one night I had with Violet.
Now she’s my assistant and I’m going to make her mine.

Being forced into early retirement wasn’t all that bad.
After all, now I am running my own MMA promo company.
With my best friends and my brother at my side we can’t fail.

The last thing I expected them to do was hire me an assistant.
And I definitely wasn’t prepared for her to walk in.
Violet Lancaster…

The one night stand I never forgot.

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Review

Note: Read Awakening before you read this.

Through a mixture of love and respect for the sport and his desire for revenge, Austin and his friends finally have followed through on Austin’s spontaneous decision to retire from MMA fighting and form his own company. As the group has never had to deal with administration duties on a large scale, they are forced to hire someone. Both Violet & Austin are surprised – they had a one night stand before Austin’s retirement. Though they never forgot each other, they never expected to see each other again. But behind-the-scenes machinations may not have the best of intentions for them.

I liked this read. I loved the mix of suspense, revenge/blackmail and steam. The story also showcases friendship, forgiveness and second chances, which struck the perfect balance. I only take issue with some OW drama that wasn’t resolved, in my opinion. But, I cannot wait to read more from these Ares Falls billionaires.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Meet Jax McKay

Born and raised in Chicago, Jax was a quiet soul who kept to himself but let his personality fly in his writing. He realizes sometimes its easy to write than it is to talk about what you’re going through so he uses his writing to help others relate. When he’s not writing he’s working out embracing a clean eating lifestyle.

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#ReleaseBlitz: Great Pretender by @khardinegray1 ~ #5stars

Title: Great Pretender
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: Khardine Gray
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 12, 2021
Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward’s New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.
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He needs a wife so he can get his inheritance.
I’m up to my eyeballs in debt with a sick father who needs treatment.
When he offers me a million dollars to be his fake wife, am I supposed to say no?
Chad Holdsworth is one of the wealthiest football stars in the country.
We’ve been best friends since birth.
So his shenanigans are nothing new to me.
The idea of getting married should have been easy.
Until he kissed me.
We then forgot we were supposed to be pretending.
And broke all the rules.
I know better than to fall for a playboy.
Even if he is my friend.
But I’m so lost in him I can’t see my way back.
With that panty-melting smile and his bedroom baby blues, he could get a nun in trouble.
What chance do I have of resisting?
If you play with fire, you will get burned.
Loving this man might be a mistake I’m not prepared for.
Great Pretender is a friends to lovers/fake fiancée romance inspired by Park Avenue Player.
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Review

Chad & Piper have been best friends since childhood. Only once – in their teens – were they ever concerned that their relationship wasn’t as it should be. But another 12 years passed before anything happens to make them second guess their feelings.

Chad’s professional life hangs in the balance as a result of his private life being splashed across the tabloids. His dad delivers an ultimatum, and in desperation, Chad offers Piper a deal: a million dollars to be his fake wife. He reasons that although Piper isn’t attracted to him like he is to her, he can trust her to not take advantage of him.

Piper is suddenly boyfriend-less as well as homeless. Broke, she accepts Chad’s offer to move in with him. When her dad needs more help than she can give him on her own, she decides to take Chad up on his fake marriage offer. Her plan is simple: fake being attracted to Chad while keeping her own real feelings for him in check.

This story worked so well because Chad & Piper’s love was right there beneath the veneer of close friendship. They had great chemistry, and genuinely cared about each other.

“…all this time, we were masquerading as friends.”

I recommend this read. It’s a quick, but good read. It is a great addition to the Cocky Hero Club series, and I totally recommend it.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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Khardine Gray is an USA Today Bestselling author.
She writes contemporary romance, multicultural romance, paranormal romance, and romantic suspense.
Her books have sexy, drool-worthy heroes who will make you melt, and sassy, fun loving, ambitious heroines.
She simply adores her readers and loves spoiling them.
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#ReviewBlitz: Final Draft by @kristie_leigh_ ~ #5stars

Release Date: September 9

To the public, I was known as Camden Freeman, the bad boy of the race world. The one who had it all, including women.

As a driver, I never liked to take things slow, and Lindsay was no exception.

I’d agreed to one night as a favor. But from the moment I laid eyes on her, I knew I had to have her, but it wasn’t until the final draft that I knew it was forever.

I was used to getting everything I wanted, but Lindsay was going to make me earn it every step of the way.

 

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Review

Through friends, Camden & Lindsay end up as each other’s blind date to a charity event. Expecting a slightly awkward & uncomfortable night, both are surprised when they get along well with each other. For two commitment-phobic individuals, the desire to be with each other is more than a bit shocking.

I enjoyed this romance. Camden & Lindsay started out unsure, but as they each got over themselves, their romance unfurled in a really sweet way. Their romance reminds you that love can find you in the strangest ways, and at moments when you least expect it. Camden & Lindsay – even as their relationship hits snags and bumps – were always upfront with each other, and I liked that. There were no crazy, silly secrets between them.

I recommend this read. It has lots of humor, banter, love, steam and romance. You’ll love Lindsay & Camden as individuals, and together. I could hardly put it down.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Meet Kristie Leigh

I’m a feisty redheaded Canadian/American who fell in love with romance novels when my friend Phil bought me a Kindle that hasn’t left my side since.
My favorite books to read are anything taboo and super sick and twisted. I’m not sure I will ever write anything dark, but I would love to give it a shot one day.

 

 
I live in South Florida with my high school sweetheart and three kids. I grew up in Burlington, ON, Canada but made the move to South Florida in 2013 and definitely don’t miss the snow.
 
I’m not sure where this writing journey will take me but either way, I know it will be a fun new adventure, and I’m super excited about it.
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#ReleaseBlitz: Revengeful Romeo by @_ashleybostock ~ #5stars

Title: Revengeful Romeo
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: Ashley Bostock
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 5, 2021
Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward’s New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.
BLURB
Money doesn’t buy happiness.
Trust me, I’ve had it all my life and I have nothing.
No love. No joy. No pizzaz.
To make matters worse, my parents are pushing me to marry someone who doesn’t even give me orgasms.
Yes, it took me awhile to figure out that I needed to stand up for myself.
Which is why I was on my way to NYC—boyfriendless and out on my own for the very first time in my life.
Except when I got there, I ran in to someone I wasn’t expecting.
Holden King aka my new boss. I was hired to work directly beneath him.
Did I mention he was my ex-best friend who left me without a backward glance when I was sixteen?
I never thought I would see him again.
I tried quitting. Oh, God, how I tried. Even though I officially gave him up seven years ago, it was like he was already back in my heart.
Plus, he fueled my desire to live for myself. Hello, bucket list. It was back in business.
Only, Holden King was never crossed off my bucket list. He was still there, written in black ink, enclosed with tiny red hearts.
It was clear he had completed his bucket list.
Own a corporation. Check.
Billionaire. Check
Lamborghini. Check.
Only he added something to that list that I never would have dreamed about in a million years.
Revenge against my dad. Almost check.
Yeah, that was the part I didn’t see coming.
Revengeful Romeo is a second chance/friends to lovers/billionaire romance inspired by Playboy Pilot.
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Review

12 years ago, Juliette and Holden parted under sad circumstances, but both promised to keep in touch. Holden didn’t keep his end of the bargain, allowing the friendship to die. When the Juliette unknowingly applies for and accepts a job at the company Holden now owns, friction abounds and sparks fly as the two work through the pain of the past and what it means for their current relationship.

“What is written in the stars cannot be avoided.”

Though Holden initially tried to avoid his feelings for Juliette when she was 16 and he 19, life brought the two of them right back into each other’s lives in the most unexpected and interesting way. Their connection was strong and though badly damaged, it wasn’t completely broken even more than a decade later.

“I was in love with Holden. I had always been in love with Holden. I felt as if he had been made for my body and soul.”

Juliette tries to reconcile the Holden she grew up with to the blunt, cold businessman she now knows. She knows some part of the boy she knew still lingers, but wonders if he will ever understand that all the money in the world won’t make you happier if your heart isn’t in the right place.

“I want to be smothered with love. Friendship. Happiness… For once in my life, I want someone who values me for me.”

When the chance to be with Juliette arises, Holden grabs it with both hands, knowing that with Juliette is where he is most happy.

“This was what happiness felt like. I’d never experienced it before.”

I enjoyed the read. I loved the whole concept of the bucket list and the way the author made it central to the plot. I loved Holden & Juliette’s banter. I liked that although Juliette was sheltered and naïve about many things, she still had a strong backbone, and knew when to push, yield or stand her ground. Holden just needed to have his head screwed on straight, but I never doubted he and Juliette’s chemistry.

I recommend this read wholeheartedly and unreservedly. Ashley Bostock has written a really good book that is a great addition to the Cocky Hero Club series.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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Ashley Bostock was born and raised in Colorado, but her husband moved mountains to get her to Nebraska where they currently reside with their two children and her animals. She stays busy daydreaming about the hot men she writes about in her novels.
 
She has traveled all over the world, but still has an extensive list of places she would love to visit. Anywhere near a sky-blue ocean will always be at the top of that list, although going back to South Africa’s Kruger National Park to view the wildlife is a close second.
 
She carries a bachelor’s degree in History with a concentration in Elementary Education from Metropolitan State College of Denver. While she loves children, she now fears teaching, which probably has something to do with being a stay-at-home mom.
 
You can usually find Ashley on Instagram.
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#ReleaseBlitz: Rory In A Kilt by @TheAnnaDurand ~ #5stars

Rory in a Kilt by Anna Durand is now live!

Rory MacTaggart—uptight lawyer by day, steamy seducer by night.

One night in New Orleans changed my life. But is it for better or worse? The instant I see Emery Granger, I need to possess her. A one-night stand should’ve been the end of it. Except I can’t quite let her go yet.

A marriage of convenience is the best I can offer.

For reasons I can’t fathom, Emery agrees to marry me for money, knowing it will last only one year. She is the opposite of every woman I’ve ever known, and the opposite of me—cheerful, free-spirited, and compassionate. Maybe that’s why I need to have her, though I will never love her.

All I know for certain is that living by my rules might destroy us both.

Rory in a Kilt is the third and final book in The Ballachulish Trilogy, a brand-new series based on the first three books in the bestselling Hot Scots series, reborn and retold from the heroes’ perspectives. Rory in a Kilt is coming soon in audio narrated by Shane East.

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Review

This is a really intriguing and, dare I say, fun read!

Rory McTaggart is fed up of his family’s attempts to marry him off since his two older brothers have each found wedded bliss. Thrice divorced, he’s not looking to shackle himself to another woman anytime soon, but he has “needs”. Before he can talk himself out of it, his quest for a one night stand while on a working vacation in New Orleans has ended with him getting married. He reasons that it should only be for a while – a year – and since his new wife is his opposite, there should be no reason why this fake marriage should develop any major complications. But as his fascination with his wife’s carefree, sunny personality grows, so do other feelings. And for a man who is desperate to control his every thought and feeling, this is a scary thing. But, he cannot give her up.

“My Emery, you are irreplaceable.”

This book only had one drawback – we didn’t get Emery’s side of the story. We were told everything through Rory’s eyes, with the occasional dialogue featuring Emery, and his family. I still enjoyed the read. Watching Rory grow into a relaxed version of himself was enchanting (really!). He was against love as he viewed it as a pathway of pain. I found Emery’s banter and comebacks to be entertaining, witty and funny. She also had a way of drawing Rory out of his stuffy shell.

“I see you, Rory. Not just the parts you show everyone, but the pieces you try to hide.”

I recommend the read. Though it’s part of a series, it stands well on its own. I do plan to read more in the series, and probably even those from the women’s POV.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Meet Anna Durand

Anna Durand is a bestselling, multi-award-winning author of contemporary and paranormal romance. Her books have earned bestseller status on every major retailer and wonderful reviews from readers around the world. But that’s the boring spiel. Here are some really cool things you want to know about Anna!

Born on Lackland Air Force Base in Texas, Anna grew up moving here, there, and everywhere thanks to her dad’s job as an instructor pilot. She’s lived in Texas (twice), Mississippi, California (twice), Michigan (twice), and Alaska–and now Ohio.

As for her writing, Anna has always made up stories in her head, but she didn’t write them down until her teen years. Those first awful books went into the trash can a few years later, though she learned a lot from those stories. Eventually, she would pen her first romance novel, the paranormal romance Willpower, and she’s never looked back since.

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#ReleaseBlitz: Fearless Rebel by @EdenButler_ ~ #5stars

Title: Fearless Rebel
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: Eden Butler
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 29, 2021
Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward’s New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.
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Cold.
Cruel.
Fearless.
Ed Mescal had been all those things.
None of them fit.
Rebel.
That one did.
To the people who loved him, he’d been a brother. A grandson. A friend.
To Piper Warren, he thought, he’d been much more.
But lies that get buried are old and ugly once they’re unearthed, something Ed’s enemies are about to discover.
Now he’s back, freed from the past and ready to reclaim the life and love stolen from him.
If he can prove that even a rebel deserves a second chance.
Author’s Note:
Careful research into the Native American culture and the powwow circuit was conducted prior to the writing of this novel.
Please forgive any discrepancies that may be present. They come from my own mistakes and not from the kind educators, friends, and content editors who helped me.
Fearless Rebel is an enemies to lovers/second chance romance inspired by Cocky Bastard.
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REVIEW
This was a great read!

Plagued by racism, self-destruction, mistrust, unreasonable expectations, jealousy and family issues, Ed & Piper’s journey to HEA isn’t smooth – at all! But boy was it a great read! The writing was superb, and enticing. I found myself intrigued from start to end.

Eddie Mescal already knows how unfair life is. He’s not exactly a hometown favourite, but he’s determined to live life his way, while keeping his people’s traditions. But his heart seems solely focused on one girl who he’s known all his life, but never thought he’d actually fall for. Her parents already made life difficult for his family; he’d be stupid to want her still. Yet, despite everything, his heart only wants hers.

“When you’ve loved someone with every part of yourself, how do you stop when it’s all over?”

Piper has loved Eddie since her early teens, and everyone knew it. He broke her heart, but she still came back for more of him. As adults, trying to navigate life and all that it could throw at them, she struggles to trust that all the promises Eddie makes this time around will stick. When their love is put to the ultimate test, loyalties, bonds and hearts are tested.

This book is a great read. Eden Butler made me feel so many emotions at different parts throughout this book, and I love her for it. I was angry, then sad, then happy – I ran the full gamut. I was truly very happy at the end for Ed & Piper. They went through a lot, but came out on the other side stronger.

I wholeheartedly & unreservedly recommend this read.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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Eden Butler is a writer of contemporary, fantasy, and romantic suspense novels and the nine-times great-granddaughter of an honest-to-God English pirate.
 
This could explain her affinity for rule breaking and rum. When she’s not writing or wondering about her possibly Jack Sparrowesque ancestor, Eden reads, cooks, and spends too much time in her garden perfecting her green thumb while waiting for the next New Orleans Saints Superbowl win.
 
She is currently living under teenage rule alongside her husband in southeast Louisiana.
 
Please send help.
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#ReleaseBlitz: Noble Neighbor by Nicole Ann Nielsen ~ #5 stars

Title: Noble Neighbor
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: Nicole Ann Nielsen
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 15, 2021
Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward’s New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.
BLURB
Escaping the publicity following the murder of his wife, Oliver and his son relocate to a small town and start afresh.
He never expected to fall for another woman.
After years of moving from place to place, Sunny and her daughters finally settle on a little slice of Nebraskan soil.
Falling for her neighbor was not part of her plan.
But Oliver is hard to resist. And he’s determined to break down Sunny’s walls.
When Sunny’s past collides with her present, will she do what she’s done before — take her girls and run?
Or will she stay and fight for love?
Noble Neighbor is a second chance at love/single parent romance inspired by Mister Moneybags.
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Review

This was a different sort of story than what I was expecting but I really, really enjoyed it.

Oliver, his dad & his son have been living in Nebraska for the past 5 years. Currently, Oliver is struggling to write in peace, without the reminders of his sad past popping up. When his pretty, brunette neighbour moves in, and she and her girls fit into their lives seamlessly, Oliver suddenly finds himself interested in loving again. Despite the shadows in Sunny’s eyes, Oliver is sure that they have a connection that they can absolutely explore.

Sunny has just moved to Nebraska with her daughters. Eager to finally put down roots, she opens her home to strays, but soon realises that her next door neighbour may be the one thing that she can’t fully let into her heart and life, no matter how much she wants to, since her past is too much to share.

This book literally had me on edge! I couldn’t put it down, because I wanted to find out how all the secrets were going to come out, and how huge the conflict would be. On the other hand, I couldn’t wait for Sunny & Oliver to finally get together.

I can’t wait to read more from this author. This book was well-written, with great, authentic characters, and full of deep emotion. I recommend this read wholeheartedly and unreservedly.

EXCERPT

“I’m going to tell Oliver everything. Today.”
Sunny ended the call, chucked the phone onto the bed, and stormed from the room before she talked herself out of her decision. A couple of minutes later, she let herself into Oliver’s home.
“Hello?” Listening, the only sound within the house was the tick-tock from the grandfather clock in the hallway. She shrugged out of her jacket and hung it on the rack before making her way to his office.
It was empty, but the aroma of a steaming mug of coffee on his desk called to her. Sunny meandered over and took a sip. One sip led to a second, and she settled into his chair, closing her chilled hands around the ceramic, figuring he wouldn’t mind if she waited.
He might object to her finishing his coffee, and the thought brought a smile to her lips. She could always offer to pay penance.
But her smile dimmed as she remembered her reason for the visit. Oliver deserved the truth before he — either of them — took that final step.
Hopefully, he would be as understanding as she reckoned. Then again, his wife was a murder victim. And taking on the Jones girls and their baggage was a huge commitment. And maybe he wasn’t the man she thought him to be.
Urgh. Stop second-guessing yourself.
She placed the mug down, accidently knocking the mouse. The monitor lit up, drawing her gaze.
Shock bulleted through her.
The words filled her vision, ricocheting in her mind. She shook her head and read them again.

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Nicole Ann Nielsen believes in romance, in love, and in everyone deserving a happy ever after.
And that is what she writes — Contemporary Romance.
Working as a web developer and running her own company, one morning, having had enough of code, she opened a word document, and finally, finally, let the ideas bouncing around her head out.
In her own words: “The words flowed, the characters talked, the scenes developed, and a story formed. It was magical.”
Nicole lives in scenic Cape Town, South Africa, and shares her space with her husband, two dogs, and a lone cat.
She is an avid reader, enjoys Pilates, inhales coffee, and loves dreaming about her next novel.
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#ReviewTour: 5 Rounds by Nikki Castle ~ #5stars

When Remy suddenly finds herself apartmentless, she’s offered a temporary place to stay, but her new roommate, Tristan, a notorious womanizer, and MMA fighter, has never been her favorite person. After one steamy encounter, the two are forced to deal with their developing feelings. Will they risk their hearts and let themselves fall in love? Fans of Kennedy Fox and Christina Lauren will love 5 ROUNDS by Nikki Castle, an enemies to lovers, forced proximity, sports romance.

Blurb

She’s a feisty workaholic that hates his guts.

He’s an arrogant MMA fighter that can’t afford any distractions.

This isn’t the kind of fight they’re used to…

When Remy is suddenly evicted from her apartment, her best friend offers to let her crash at his house while he’s traveling for work. The only problem is, she can’t stand his roommate, Tristan. Now, they’re stuck living together for 10 days. But after the tension breaks with one very steamy night, and then again, and again… they’re forced to reexamine their long-standing enemy relationship.

While Remy struggles with her developing feelings for a notorious womanizer, Tristan has to decide if his feelings for Remy are worth it, or if they’ll distract him from his longtime goal of becoming a world champion. To make matters worse, their deadline is looming because Remy is moving out soon.

Will they risk their hearts and let themselves fall in love? Or will they go back to hating each other before they’ve even had a chance to be together?

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Review

This is an amazing debut!

From the minute Remy met Tristan, she has disliked him. He’s arrogant, cold and thinks he’s God’s gift to women. And boy, does he love to irritate her! It doesn’t help that her best friend, Jax, is also his friend and roommate. Plus, he works as a trainer and a UFC hopeful at the same gym where she does her jujitsu, so she sees him way more than she likes. When she has to move in temporarily with Jax & Tristan, Remy already has a list of rules for Tristan, but those fly out the window when she realises that underneath her burning need to punch him, lies an even bigger temptation: surrendering her heart and body to him.

Tristan tries to remember that Jax loves Remy like a sister, and that he’d kill him if he accidentally burns their apartment down with her in it. He admires her ethic in the gym, but she gets under his skin so much, and thinks she’s a know-it-all. But when Jax goes out of town for 10 days, they become the most important days of his life. Will he succumb to his need to strangle her, or will he discover another side to the woman he always thought he loved to hate?

“The chemistry between us is like a pull that clearly neither of us can resist.”

I couldn’t put this book down. Remy & Tristan took my breath away with the absolute passion between them. Remy & Tristan had such strong personalities, and they practically leapt off the pages. It was like Jax was their buffer. The minute Jax wasn’t there, everything came to a head quickly. And what a ride it was! From their snarky, witty banter, to the awkward convos, to the heated tension between them, I was hooked. Remy & Tristan’s chemistry burned up the pages, even when they couldn’t see it.

This is an excellent enemies-to-lovers romance with lots of angry heat, teasing, and hot sex with great dirty talk. It also has a awesome cast of secondary characters whose stories I would love to read about. I honestly cannot recommend this book enough; I recommend it unreservedly and wholeheartedly. I’m an immediate fan of Nikki Castle, and I look forward to book #2 eagerly.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Excerpt 

Copyright 2021 @Nikki Castle

Without thinking about what I’m doing, I step closer to him and run my fingers through his hair, trying to understand the sudden shift in his mood. His eyebrows shoot up in surprise, but he stands still and lets me play with strands of his hair. Without the tequila coursing through my veins, I never would have let myself touch him like this. But right now, I can’t find it in me to care.

“It must be exhausting being so mean all the time,” I observe thoughtfully. Something flashes in his eyes, but I can’t put a name to it, and then it’s gone just as quickly.

I turn away from him, completely oblivious to how much I just overstepped our normal boundaries. “Not to mention you would be so much hotter with just a little less snark,” I call over my shoulder. I’m too busy drunkenly fumbling with my keys in the lock to notice his eyes widen at my honest comment.

“Ha!” I exclaim triumphantly, pushing the door open and stepping inside. But before I can take more than two steps in, I feel myself being pushed to the wall, Tristan’s body pressing tightly against mine. “Hey!” I cry. His moody expression is gone, replaced with the smug face that I know so well.

“You would hate me if I was a nice guy,” he drawls.

I roll my eyes at him, trying to push him off me. “Guess we’ll never know, because you being a nice guy is as likely as me using the word ‘literally’ wrong.” He grins, knowing how much I hate when girls use the word to describe something that is very clearly not literal.

“Admit it,” he says softly, pushing me harder into the wall with his body. My breath catches as his face nears mine. “You like me the way I am.”

“I—I don’t—” my brain no longer seems to be able to form a coherent sentence. All I can do is stare into his hungry gaze and try not to picture what it would feel like if he fucked me against this wall right now.

His lips brush against my cheek, at the same time that he kneads my hips with his fingers. Every touch, every whisper of his breath, is further uncoiling the heat that’s growing between my legs.

“You don’t want someone to pull your chair out for you, or ask you what you want to eat,” he continues. “You want someone that doesn’t need your permission. Someone that will call you on your shit.” He tangles his fingers in my hair and, without warning, yanks my head back. I gasp in surprise. “You want someone that will spank you when you’re acting stupid.”

I can’t escape the whimper that slips from my lips. I squeeze my legs together, trying desperately to think of a response. But when he pulls back to wait for my reply, I know that no words could answer his unspoken question.

There are so many things that I hate about this man—he’s arrogant, and selfish, and rude. He’s a player that uses women for sex, and the only thing he actually gives a shit about is fighting. He’s the definition of self-absorbed. I should be shoving him away from me, telling him to fuck off and to stay on his side of the house for the rest of the week. I shouldn’t be thinking about what he tastes like, or how his cock might feel inside of me. I shouldn’t be wondering how hard he could make me come.

But his words remind me that the same alpha qualities that make me hate him… are also the ones that are making my knees weak.

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About Nikki Castle

Nikki Castle is a 29 year old wife and bulldog mom who writes steamy love stories about alpha MMA fighters and the women that melt their badass, playboy hearts. She spends her days working for a technology company and her evenings running a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) gym with her husband, who is also a retired fighter.

Nikki has been writing in one way or another since she was a teenager. She pursued an English and Philosophy degree in college, and finally decided to sit down and fulfill her longtime dream of writing an entire novel when quarantine began in 2020.

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#ReleaseBlitz: The Zone by @booksbycolleen ~ 4.5 stars

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She’s turned demanding to speak to the manager into an art form.
But this pint-sized spitfire doesn’t look anything like a Karen.

During my teammate Cole’s wild bachelor party, a sassy blonde puts an unwelcome damper on our raunchy fun.

After just one look… I don’t even know what hit me.

She storms into my reckless playboy world with her platinum blonde hair, pouty lips and curves for days.

For the first time since I was drafted, I tee it up, take a swing, and –

Big. Fat. Miss.

** cue screeching tires here **

Bristol McKay delights in heating my heart to smoldering and then leaving it in pieces.

Then again, maybe she has a darn good excuse underneath all that bristling beauty and bluster.

The reason why she’s spent her whole life honing her hatred of hockey players.

I’m going to melt the frost from her wicked tongue, while relishing every single second of it.

And she’ll love it too.
*****

THE ZONE is a full-length emotional ice hockey romance novel from USA Today Bestselling Author, Colleen Charles, about two enemies coming together to heal each other. It’s the fourth book in the sizzling Rochester Riot series but can be read as a standalone. You don’t have to love or even understand sports to enjoy this series!

Review

Bristol dislikes Ealon. He’s a player, loves attention and just an overall shallow person. Plus, to top it all off, he’s a hockey player, and she totally hates them, especially given the events of her past. Yet, as she and Ealon get to know each other, she realises that maybe she’s been judging him unfairly, and that the man with the cocky swagger may be the one man she can’t live without.

Ealon realises that Bristol dislikes him, and might actually hate him. But the hockey player can’t stop thinking about her, and sets out to make sure that she falls under his spell. But, after spending time with her, he realises her barbs and pricklers are a shield for the vulnerable woman beneath. When she steals his heart, he realises that it may be high time to make her his forever.

“She’s going to be my whole world. Maybe she already is.”

This story tugs at your heartstrings. While you may find yourself wanting to shake Bristol, you can’t help but sympathise with the hurt girl hiding behind the ice queen façade. The author set things up nicely with a heartfelt introduction, making the story personal, yet relatable. She made me love the couple before I even met them.

I recommend this read wholeheartedly. Bristol & Ealon will steal your heart as their chemistry, banter and romance keep you entertained.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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#ReviewTour: Keeping Score by @writercatfox ~ #5stars

KEEPING SCORE

by Cathryn Fox
End Zone, #3
Publication Date: July 6, 2021
Genres: Adult, Sports Romance, New Adult, Football Romance

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My boyfriend has a debt to pay, and no money to pay it. Desperate for a way out, he begs me to help.

Little did I expect for him to hand me over to the man he hated.

Rocco Gianni isn’t just a scholarship student at Kingston. He’s a tough kid from the streets of Detroit—the scariest baller on campus. And now he owns me.

Everything about him frightens me. Intrigues me. Makes me breathless.

But Rocco has a score to settle, and promises to get his money’s worth.

From me.

Any way he desires.

Want to know what scares me the most?

That I’m going to let him.

Review

Raegan agrees to belong to Rocco Gianni for one month as a repayment for a gambling debt her boyfriend, Cochrane, owes. Afraid of rocking the proverbial boat of their relationship, she pushes ahead, though her mind and body tell her that Rocco may be dangerous to both. Her privileged upbringing has embedded the need to follow an expected path, and Rocco is not a stop along that way. As she begins her ‘sentence’ with him, she finds out that he isn’t at all as scary as the scars on his body may seem. But when Cochrane demands that she come back to him, and she’s caught between a scary rock and a hard place.

Rocco is accustomed to having to fight for the things he wants. A not-so-pleasant childhood has taught him that some things are too good to be true, and that the truly good things are only temporary. Having Raegan belong to him wasn’t originally a plan to fall for her, but her sweetness draws him, continually rousing the protector in him. And when it seems as though being with him will hurt her, he knows he’s in for the biggest and scariest fight of his life.

This book will pull you in almost from the very first line. Rocco is the guy that Raegan wasn’t looking for, and didn’t know she needed. Some people fully blossom when they are fully loved, and Rocco and Raegan do it for each other. With each other, they find a sort of peace that has been elusive. The way Rocco cares for Raegan shows that he is the kind of man you would want by your side, no matter what. He is willing to do whatever it takes to make and keep her happy.

“How could a girl not love a guy who would sacrifice everything for love?”

I highly recommend this romance. It’s steamy, but also sweet, with lots of moments that touch your heart. Get lost in Rocco & Raegan; you’ll see settling debts in a whole new light.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

ABOUT CATHRYN FOX

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Cathryn Fox is a wife, mom, sister, daughter, and friend. She loves dogs, sunny weather, anything chocolate (she never says no to a brownie) pizza and red wine. She has two teenagers who keep her busy with their never ending activities, and a husband who is convinced he can turn her into a mixed martial arts fan. Cathryn can never find balance in her life, is always trying to find time to go to the gym, can never keep up with emails, Facebook or Twitter and tries to write page-turning books that her readers will love.

Cathryn also writes New Adult Paranormal under Cat Kalen.

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#ReleaseBlitz: Baby Maker by @MLBroome2 ~ #5stars

Title: Baby Maker
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: M.L. Broome
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 13, 2021
Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward’s New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.
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Calliope:
I believe in love. Or I did until my husband died.
Now, I believe in surviving this world without him.
I have a plan mapped out for the rest of my life, and it doesn’t involve a man. I’ve been down that road, and I’m not willing to risk my heart again.
Not even for the devastatingly handsome and charming Dr. Keegan Russo, who also happens to be one hell of a kisser.
My head has plans, but what happens when my heart can’t say no?
Keegan:
Hot as hell sex with no strings attached. That’s my credo.
It works, too, until she walks into my office.
Calliope. A young widow with totally different priorities than me.
There’s no future for us, but I can’t stay away, either.
For the first time, I want something complicated and messy, and I want it with her.
But that means breaking the promise I made her on the day we met.
Baby Maker is a love after loss/forbidden romance inspired by British Bedmate.
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REVIEW
This is an absolutely beautiful read! M.L. Broome is an entirely new-to-me author, but she had me glued to the pages as she wove this wonderful story of second chances and love after loss.

Calliope Webster has just recently decided to live again since her husband’s passing nearly 2 years prior. As she makes her plans, she decides against love and men – but completely discounted the effect that Dr. Keegan Russo would have on her heart.

Dr. Russo dates only for fun. However, when he experiences the full package that is Calli, he feels as though she could be the one he gives up any and everything for. Will his love for her be enough or will he have to fight for a space in her heart?

This is a moving, yet hopeful read. Keegan & Calli stole my heart within minutes, and their every interaction was beautifully written and wrapped wonderfully in layers of heat. I was eager to see how everything worked out for them, and especially hopeful that Calli would get her HEA. She deserved it.

I recommend this read unreservedly and wholeheartedly. You’ll tear up some, and smile a lot.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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When M.L. isn’t writing or holding one-sided arguments with her characters (spoiler alert—they always win), she loves losing herself in nature on her North Carolina farm, one of her rescue buddies by her side. She adores dressing up and kicking back, a glass of whiskey with an equally stunning view, and experiences that make the soul—and senses—tingle.
 
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#BlogTour: Reel by @kennedyrwrites ~ #5stars

“Emotional, layered, sexy, and deeply satisfying, with stunning prose and a sweeping storyline, REEL is everything that has Kennedy Ryan fans devouring her books.”
— Lexi Ryan, New York Times bestselling author

Reel, an all new epic CONTEMPORARY STANDALONE love story from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Kennedy Ryan, is available now!

One moment in the spotlight.

For months I stood by, an understudy waiting in the wings, preparing for my time to shine.
I never imagined he would watch in the audience that night.
Canon Holt.
Famous film director.
Fascinating. Talented. Fine.
Before I could catch my breath, everything changed.
I went from backstage Broadway to center stage Hollywood.
From being unknown, to my name, Neevah Saint, on everyone’s lips.
Canon casts me in a star-studded Harlem Renaissance biopic, catapulting me into another stratosphere.

But stars shine brightest in the dead of night.
Forbidden attraction, scandal and circumstances beyond my control jeopardize my dream.
Could this one shot—the role of a lifetime, the love of a lifetime—cost me everything?

Review

Kennedy Ryan has delivered another outstanding read. I hope that my review will do full justice to the beauty of it.

Canon Holt is precise about everything that goes into the making of his films. Searching for the leading lady for his latest project has become exhausting to everyone else, but he won’t rest until he has found her. His script deserves to be told to the entire world, and the person he needs to find needs to filled with light – the light he finds in Neevah Saint, a theatre actress fortuitously subbing for the lead who is on vacation. He’s afraid of history repeating itself, but Neevah’s light, coincidentally, could be the one thing missing in his own life.

“…she will burn me inside out…”

Neevah knows a thing or two about things happening in ways that lead you down paths you least expected. Her relationship with her family is living proof. Yet, the opportunity to be in a project with the Canon Holt is a path that, once taken, opens her to a different view of life and love, but it could end up leading her back to the place she ran so far away from.

“In his arms, risk weighs less than this necessary passion.”

Canon & Neevah’s story is beautiful, fun, exciting and profound. It’s different, but then, Kennedy Ryan always has a different love story to give. Their individual journeys are just as intriguing and moving as their romantic journey. Canon is 100% as fine as Neevah describes him to be in the blurb. An alpha, he is accustomed to controlling things according to his exacting standards. Passionate about his craft, he’s a bit reticent otherwise, but with Neevah, he finds it hard to hold back. Neevah is a woman who’s determined to fight. She is driven, too, jumping at opportunities and including people in her journey upwards, as well as romantic and passionate. Together, they are like halves to a whole nobody knew existed.

I loved the way Kennedy Ryan crafted their story around a biopic. I loved the behind-the-scenes glimpses of the set, too. This story is great, different and a must read. It’s an inspiring tale reminding us to fight for love and life; they are both too beautiful to lose without getting the full experience.

“Did you live or just wait for death to come?”

I can’t recommend this book enough. It’s filled with love, laughter, life and yes, LIGHT! There’s so much inspiration and hope between its pages. There are also many layers within Reel that have me so eager for the other stories that are just waiting to be told. The secondary characters are real, present and are a driving force all on their own. I can’t wait to see what else Ryan has in store with this series.

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Excerpt

“Turn around.”

It’s a guttural command.
 He bends me over the arm of the couch, and my hands hit the cushion for support, to steady myself. At the sound of the condom tearing, my inner muscles contract, bracing for him. He spreads my cheeks and, slipping his whole hand between my legs, cups the trembling flesh. I’m unprepared for the swipe of his tongue. For the subtle abrasion of his beard scraping the inner skin of my thighs. For the sound of him eating me. I push back against his face, helpless, no shame. Digging my nails into the cushions, I widen my legs to give me more, to take more for myself. He grips my thighs, holding me steady for his devouring mouth until, with a sob that sails over the rooftop, over the city, I contract around his delving tongue. The orgasm hits hard, tightening the muscles in my thighs and calves. With staccato breaths, I bury my face in the couch, biting my lip to the point of pain.


“Canon,” I beg. “Stop teasing me and—”


He shoves in, and the words tumble back down my throat, recessing into the shock of this pleasure.


“Jesus.” Need shreds my voice to ribbons. 


He coasts his hand up my back, gently cuffs my neck. Ass in the air, I rise up on my toes, begging for breath, petitioning for more dick. He gives it to me, pushing impossibly deeper.


“So damn good,” he grunts behind me.


I hope I never get over how perfect he feels inside me, like I was molded to his specifications. Shaped for his dimensions. I moan and reach my hand back to pull at one of my cheeks, widening the way for his cock. It feels like he goes where no dick has gone before, deeper, better. Somehow I feel each thrust in my heart. His every touch plays on my emotions, and tears sting my eyes. His hand tightens at my hip, and he slides the other hand up my arm, finds my hand on the couch and laces our fingers together. He sets a frenetic pace that sends the blood singing through my body again. The cushion absorbs my scream as I come, and I punish the soft cotton with clawing nails. With his voice strangled, his fingers fisted in my hair, he comes. 


Collapsing against my back, a heavy, happy burden, his breath stilted and warm at my neck, he snakes one muscled arm around my middle, clutching me. After the urgent, feral coupling, it’s a cherishing hold. I cross my arm over his at my waist and tangle our fingers. It’s fragile and sweet, this moment, like flakes of sugar disintegrating on your tongue when you’ve barely had time to taste.

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About Kennedy Ryan

A USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Kennedy Ryan and her writings have been featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Glamour, Cosmo, TIME, O Mag and many others. A RITA® Award winner, Kennedy writes empowered women from all walks of life and centers those who have found themselves perennially on the margins of traditional storytelling.

Her Hoops Series (Long Shot, Block Shot and Hook Shot) and All the King’s Men Series (The Kingmaker, The Rebel King and Queen Move) have been optioned for television.

An autism mom, Kennedy co-founded LIFT 4 Autism, an annual charitable initiative, and has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other media outlets as an advocate for autism families. She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son.

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#ReleaseBlitz #ReviewBlitz: The Unexpected Card by E.H. Lyon ~ #5stars

Title: The Unexpected Card: A Mr. Boss Novel

Author: E.H. Lyon
Genre: Workplace Romance/Accidental Pregnancy/Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 7, 2021
 
 
 

 

Romance Reads Reviewed by K – “It is the perfect book to relax, forget about reality and disappear into another world.”

Goodreads Review – “This is a steamy workplace romance with a sexy boss and lots of sizzle to go with it!”

Katslovesbooks – “OMG!!! This book is fantastic and an amazing start for this brand new series by E.H. Lyon.”

 
One business trip is all it takes for the unexpected…

As co-owner of Ives & Wells, Josh is ready to nail the most important business trip of his career. But does it have to include his business partner’s feisty younger sister Layla escorting him to New Orleans?

As much as they hate each other, it isn’t completely crazy. Technically, she’s an employee and Josh is her boss. But one fight after another leads to an explosion in the bedroom… more than once.

Josh definitely wasn’t planning on nailing more than a good business deal on this trip.

Unfortunately, their plan to leave the antics in the bedroom and out of the office falls apart as soon as they return home. First, because some of their mutual talents can’t be forgotten. Two, because there is a business partner that may kill Josh as soon as he figures out what happened. And three, because some secrets can only be kept for so long, give or take nine months.

The Unexpected Card is a standalone novel from the new Mr. Boss series. This workplace romance is filled with banter, a swoony boss, and surprises along the way.
Review Graphic
For years, Layla & Josh have always gotten along like cats and water. But underneath the surface is an attraction, a connection that, when explored surprises everyone.

I enjoyed this read. Layla & Josh’s chemistry was obvious, and I liked the way that the author took the time to build the relationship between them. Their story puts a different spin on the older brother’s best friend trope that totally worked for me. I loved the way they bantered – it was entertaining and funny. There are multiple tropes in this story. While it can get cumbersome in some books, I felt that E.H. Lyon did a great job with this book. As a first-time reader of her work, I am looking forward to more from her.

I recommend this read. You’ll love Layla & Josh – I guarantee it!

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

 
E.H. Lyon hates folding laundry and decided one day to avoid it by writing witty and a little steamy stories. Her stories take you on a light and bantering ride until the very end, when your couple finds their happily ever after. Along the way, there may be the occasional emotional twist thrown in and the essential appearance of a bottle of whiskey. E.H. has a thing for witty women, determined well-dressed men who fall in love, and the steamy scenes that bring them together.

An American from the Midwest, she now lives in Northern Europe with her small pack of humans. She believes the essence of balance is sitting on a yoga mat listening to music whilst eating a donut. And she absolutely loves finding a new book boyfriend to swoon-over, hearing from other authors, and connecting with people who read her books.

 
 
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The Pediatrician’s Twin Bombshell
Juliette Hyland
Published by: Harlequin Medical Romance
Publication date: May 25th 2021
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

The wrong time…
…to meet Mr. Right?

Why is pediatrician Tessa all work and no play? Well, she’s far too used to people not believing in her. Still, Tessa can’t resist one—incredible!—night in nurse Gabe’s arms…and the chance to feel wanted. But it’s not just Tessa who is battling her past. Widower Gabe has his own scars to heal. So when Tessa discovers she’s pregnant, he’s determined to look after her! But is Tess ready to trust Gabe?

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Review

Tessa Garcia is feeling low after reflecting on just how much her failed marriage has affected her entire life. But Gabe Davis is a welcome blast from the past to change all that. Can she let go of the pain of her past in time to ensure that their new life together would work out fine?

Gabe is pleasantly surprised that his one night with Tessa has brought on a compelling desire to stay close to her. He sees his future with her clearly, but isn’t sure that she does. Determined to make her realise that things between them despite their unorthodox circumstances, will his eagerness drive her away instead of straight into his arms?

This is a good, light and comfortable read. Tessa faces a lot of the challenges that modern women face when they decide that they want the best of both worlds. The author did a great job of capturing each partner’s fears as well as their chemistry in a charged, fast-paced environment.

Fans of surprise baby/accidental pregnancy romance tropes will enjoy this read. I recommend it.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Author Bio:

Juliette Hyland believes in caffeine, hot drinks and happily ever afters! She lives in Ohio, USA, with her prince charming, who has patiently listened to many rants regarding characters failing to follow the outline. When not working on fun and flirty happily ever afters, Juliette can be found spending time with her beautiful daughters, giant dogs or sewing uneven stitches with her sewing machine.

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#ReleaseBlitz: Broken by @faberelise #5stars

Broken is Available Now!
— A BRAND NEW HOCKEY SERIES from Elise Faber —

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He was forty years old.
He was single.
He had his dream job as GM of the Baltimore Breakers hockey franchise, and he was happy.

Lie.

Because the woman he was in love with was married.

To a perfectly nice man who loved her and cared for her and treated her like the queen she was.

But then Lexi showed up at his house, tears in her eyes, Caleb out of the picture, and he finally had a shot.

A real shot.

At love.

The trouble was that Luc had spent almost the entirety of his adult life running from love. He didn’t do relationships, not any longer.

But . . . Lexi was hurt, absolutely devastated, and she needed care and gentleness and deserved all of the romance in the world.

So he needed to man up and find a way to convince her to give him that shot.

Review

A new series, but the same awesomeness I’ve come to expect and love from Elise Faber continues.

“…when I look at you, I know that my heart beats only for you.”

Luc has been in love with Lexi for more than two years despite her being married to another man. Determined to keep her in his life at all costs, he’s turned down the dial on his romantic feelings and concentrated on being her best friend. But when her husband is no longer in the picture, Luc finds himself on the awkward path of figuring out what Lexi needs from him and how best to give it to her.

Lexi knows that Luc cares about her, just not how much. After her marriage dissolves, she realises that what she didn’t know she needed was a lot closer than she thought it was. But her (understandable) trust issues and the past linger on. Can they overcome the obstacles to find their own slice of happy?

I loved this read. Luc & Lexi’s story is sweet, emotional and hard to put down. The twists and turns kept me glued to its pages. Theirs is a friends to lovers romance that I recommend as a must-read. I think this series is off to a great start, and I can’t wait for book #2.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author, Elise Faber, loves chocolate, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and hockey (the order depending on the day and how well her team—the Sharks!—are playing). She and her husband also play as much hockey as they can squeeze into their schedules, so much so that their typical date night is spent on the ice. Elise changes her hair color more often than some people change their socks, loves sparkly things, and is the mom to two exuberant boys.

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#BlogTour: Takeover by @WritesEvelyn ~ #5stars

I’ve known powerful, arrogant men my entire life. Men like Ethan always have to win, no matter the cost, or so I thought. A chance encounter with Ethan and his son has me questioning everything I thought I knew. Readers who enjoy diverse contemporary romances will devour Takeover by Evelyn Sola, an enemies to lovers, single dad, billionaire romance.

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 TARA

I was supposed to be in charge. That was always my intention. 

Until that slick corporate raider, Ethan Bradford, clicked his fancy pen and poof! 

Just like that, I was under him, instead of on top.

Rich and powerful men–especially arrogant, handsome ones–are all the same.

I know exactly how to handle him, but when my father pulls rank and orders me to play nice, my plans of putting him in his place vanish.

I know his type. I’ve been around men like him my entire life, but one chance meeting with him and his son, makes me question everything I thought I knew. 

ETHAN

When it comes to business, I always come out on top. Not even being a single dad can slow me down. I never let a good investment get away, and that includes Taylor Toys. After all, business is business, right?

How was I supposed to know a friendly meeting would set me on fire? Tara Taylor is a spoiled princess, used to getting everything she wants. 

Sure, her good looks and smart mouth turn me on like nothing else. Despite her hostile stares, she triggered feelings I thought were long dead. 

She dares to judge me while she stands there in her designer shoes, looking more beautiful than any marketing exec I’ve ever met. Instead of being grateful that I saved her family’s legacy, she blames me for their failure.

What was meant to be a formality turns into a game of wills. 

I never lose. Except this time, I find myself wanting her more than I want to win. I find myself wanting her to take over. 

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Review

This is my third book by Evelyn Sola, and I find myself even more enthused about her books than ever.

Tara is upset that she won’t be able to continue her father’s legacy at Taylor Toys because of a buyout. She takes out her frustration on the new owner, Ethan Bradford, but finds it hard to cling to her anger when her attraction to him seems to supersede it. And his son is just too adorable and sweet to be ignored. But just as their relationship begins to gain traction, she realises that the package deal she signed on for may not be delivered as easily as she thought it would be.

Ethan Bradford is just as angered as he is surprised to find out that the impudent woman he’s introduced to when he purchases Taylor Toys won’t leave his mind. As they clash over and over, he finds it hard to leave her alone, and soon finds himself trying to woo her. She is nothing like his ex-wife, but the other woman just won’t leave them alone. Will this be their deal breaker?

Takeover is so much more than an enemies to lovers romance; it is a more realistic view of the issues that arise out of single parenthood after the dissolution of a serious relationship, as well as the challenges that come with blended families.

I enjoyed Ethan & Tara’s banter and their “trash talk”. I loved the way the Taylor family interacted, too. It was hilarious and heartwarming the way the siblings were with their step-mother, and I loved the way they supported each other. The other secondary characters were good, too, providing another layer of humor to the story. I am looking forward to Evelyn continuing this series with the other Taylor siblings’ stories.

I recommend this read wholeheartedly & unreservedly.

Excerpt

Copyright 2021 Evelyn Sola

I know her type. Spoiled little daddy’s girl, upset because her life isn’t going according to plan. No manners. Someone needs to teach her a lesson and knock the smug look off her face. Wipe that smirk off her full lips. Lift her right off her short legs and spank her little ass.

Even now I know she’s seething with rage in her chair. She’s so tense, her shoulders are practically to her ears. I’d like nothing more than to walk over there, take the seat next to her and watch her squirm in unease, but this seat gives me a much better view.

She’s across the room in her designer clothes looking daggers at me with those big brown eyes. A man older than her father enters the room, and she stops the dirty looks to smile at him. She pats the seat next to her, and he happily takes it. He whispers something in her ear, and she laughs, the sound melodious to my ears. This is the first time I’ve seen her unguarded and imagine this is what she’s like. I think she forgot she’s supposed to hate me.

I want to hear her laugh again. And I do. He says something else, and this time, she throws her head back, laughing loudly, uncaring that she has an audience of one. All too soon, she sobers up, and I watch in awe as the tension returns to her body. She’s so rigid she looks like she’s going to snap.

The room fills quickly, and her father stands up to speak. I tune him out as I wait for him to introduce me. My eyes find her again, and I almost smile when I see the daggers are back and directed at me.

I hold her gaze, and she doesn’t back down. The humor she had just seconds ago now a distant memory. Her full lips are no longer smiling but are in a firm line. There’s no happiness in her gaze as she looks at me. Her eyes are a storm cloud, and I can see the brown orbs all the way from here. Neither one of us is willing to look away first. In fact, she lays her hands on the table and arches her eyebrows as she waits. I make no moves, and as much as I want to study the rest of her body, I don’t dare look away from her eyes. I never lose, and I don’t intend on losing to her by looking away first.

Unfortunately, my phone buzzes. It’s my private phone, the one the nanny uses. Carla has been with us since Vince came home from the hospital. She doesn’t text unless it’s necessary, and that’s what causes me to break the stare and pull out my phone.

I respond to the text, slide the phone back in my pocket and look back at her. She’s still looking, but I can see by the slight upturn of her lips that she’s claiming victory.

About Evelyn Sola

A Boston native, wife, mother, and wine enthusiast. If she’s not writing, thinking about writing, you will find Evelyn with a book in her hands. While a new publisher, she’s been writing for years, and she will continue to write for many years to come.  

Evelyn is obsessed with assertive and confident men who will stop at nothing to get their woman. Her stories are filled with love, passion and humor.

She currently lives in Chicago, IL with her husband and two daughters.

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#BlogTour: Writing the Rules by @MariahDietz ~ #5stars

WRITING THE RULES (The Dating Playbook #6) by Mariah Dietz

Release Date: April 29th

Genre: New Adult Sports Romance 🏈

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Poppy Anderson was nailing her sophomore year at Brighton University. She liked her classes, had the greatest best friend, and was finally ready to start dating again. Or she was … until her ex, Mike, transferred to Brighton and started exchanging long stares and inside jokes that Poppy thought he’d forgotten.

Paxton Lawson was long ago labeled ‘The Golden Boy.’ Starting quarterback and team captain at Brighton University, his future was brighter than the sun until a short path of indiscretions tarnished his name and potentially his future. When he learns that his sister’s best friend, Poppy, has backed herself into a corner and is facing as many doubts and uncertainties as he is, Paxton suggests the biggest ruse of the year: a fake relationship.

Writing the rules was supposed to make things clear, defined, and definite. Only, their relationship becomes increasingly complex as the lines are blurred, days become weeks, and kisses for show begin to feel like confessions.

Can lies lead to truths? And what happens when the rules they wrote begin to expire?

One lie,

Two hearts,

And fifteen years of friendship are about to be put to the ultimate test.

This is the last book in The Dating Playbook series and can be enjoyed as a complete standalone.

Review

Paxton has been on the periphery of Poppy’s life for as long as she could remember. All of her memories of him are good, but she doesn’t think she knows him all that well. When she panics and ships them together, she begins to learn a lot more than just College Survival 101.

“My feelings were so much simpler and more manageable when he was just Rae’s brother.”

Paxton genuinely likes Poppy, his sister’s best friend. A gentleman at heart, and a man willing to go the extra mile to keep the peace, he offers to be Poppy’s fake boyfriend in exchange for her help with getting through the pressures of the last year of college. Their friendship grows, blossoms and develops into a relationship that surpasses all their expectations.

“You’re my favorite rule. You always have been, and you always will be.”

I enjoyed this romance. It reminds us that sometimes, the things we are searching the hardest for are right in front of us; we just need to look. Also, sometimes, we need to forget being nice to some people because they just weaponize it and continue to hurt us.

I loved how Paxton paid attention to Poppy. He was still her friend throughout. Poppy’s introversion had her feeling awkward and out-of-sorts initially, but as she just relaxed, and reduced her tendency to overthink, things just sort of flowed for them.

I recommend this read. It’s full of humor, love and unshakeable friendships – things we all need.

I enjoyed the books of this series that I read. The epilogue here was awesome, reminding me that I really need to catch up on the first three now.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

About Mariah:

Mariah Dietz is a USA Today Bestselling Author and self-proclaimed nerd. She lives with her husband

and sons in North Carolina.

Mariah grew up in a tiny town outside of Portland, Oregon where she spent most of her time immersed in

the pages of books that she both read and created.

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#BlogTour: On the Rebound by @authorlacotton ~ #5stars

ON THE REBOUND, a brand new enemies-to-lovers sports romance from L A Cotton IS LIVE!

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Blurb:
They say your first love leaves a mark.

For Calliope James it didn’t only leave a mark, it tore out her heart and left it bleeding on the ground.

He was her best friend.
Her first kiss.
Her everything.

Until one day, he wasn’t.

Zachary Messiah will never forget the girl with eyes the color of whiskey. But he’s not that boy anymore.

Cold.
Cruel.
He’s devoid of emotion.

Their paths were never supposed to cross again. But love doesn’t always play by the rules.

Now he’s the King of Steinbeck University and she’s the new girl on campus … and the pasts they have fought so hard to bury are about to collide.

Only this time, they might not survive the fallout.

Review

“… the deeper the love, the stronger the hate.”

A lot of pain has followed Zach Messiah & Calliope James to Steinbeck U. The two have shared history that they are reluctant to revisit, but as their paths cross repeatedly, they are forced to confront not only the past, but the fact that despite the hate-filled veneer they project, they have never stopped loving each other.

Being each other’s first love has a lasting effect. Though Zach wants to hurt Calli as much as he was hurt by her, he always finds himself back in front of her. Calli desperately wants to move on, but her heart simply wouldn’t let her.

“… my soul still recognized Zach as hers. It always had… It always would.”

As they both deal with their personal issues, and form new friendships & connections, they realise that life is a gift that should be cherished. They also learn that sometimes, the best thing to do is forgive and move on.

I enjoyed this read more than I expected to. The angst, grief and college life drama ensured that I was stuck to the pages of this book. There were many moments that got me all choked up, and then, there were moments that made me smile.

This is a great series debut, and I look forward to the rest of the Scorpions’ exploits.

I wholeheartedly and unreservedly recommend this read.

About the Author:
Author of over thirty mature young adult and new adult novels, LA COTTON is happiest writing the kind of books she loves to read: addictive stories full of teenage angst, tension, twists and turns.

Home is a small town in the middle of England where she currently juggles being a full-time writer with being a mother/referee to two little people. In her spare time (and when she’s not camped out in front of the laptop) you’ll most likely find LA immersed in a book, escaping the chaos that is life.

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Release Blitz: Playing Dirty in Alaska by Samanthe Beck ~ 4 stars

Playing Dirty In Alaska by
Samanthe Beck is now live!

Bush pilot Bridget Shanahan runs from responsibility like a child runs from a dentist appointment, but when her brother leaves the family’s airfield in her hands, she knows it’s time to step up and behave like a Responsible Adult ™. So of course that’s when Archer Ellison III blows into her tiny town of Captivity, Alaska, every inch the hot-as-hell mistake that most definitely belongs in her past. Been there, done that, and didn’t even get to keep the commemorative sweatshirt

Archer has only ever had two goals. Now that he’s built his own empire outside his father’s company, he can move on to goal #2—winning back the one who got away by whatever means necessary. He knows it won’t be easy. Bridget Shanahan is older, wiser, more self-assured, and jaw-droppingly stunning…and doing everything she can to pretend the scorching chemistry between them doesn’t exist.

But fate is on his side. After an impulsive bet that would have sent Archer packing goes awry, Bridget is officially stuck with him. Which is really inconvenient, since falling for Archer again is the least responsible thing she could do.

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Review

This second chance, enemies to lovers romance is one that grabs your attention all the way to its satisfying end.

Bridget Shanahan made a mistake and it wasn’t not finishing college. It was falling for Archer Ellison III. So when he unexpectedly turns up in her hometown four years later, he can’t have any part of her again, no matter what how convincing he’s trying to be. After all, she hates him. And falling for him doesn’t exactly fit in with the new, improved version of herself that she’s trying to build.

Archer knows he has an uphill battle where Bridget is concerned, but he’s counting on the fact that deep down, she still loves him, too. But in-between his own family drama, he has to find a way to make sure that Bridget understands how important she is to him.

“I loved you back then. I love you more now.”

I enjoyed being back in Captivity, Alaska. Bridget & Archer’s story is one that fascinated me all the way back in book 1. While I didn’t always appreciate how much Archer manipulated events to get what he wanted, I did truly believe that he really wanted Bridget in his life as his partner. And after all, the title of the book did fit him lol. I liked that Bridget – since book 1 – was sassy, fierce and comfortable with who she was.

I really, again, liked what I ‘saw’ with the secondary characters, and I liked the way the author kept the books fully connected. I really am looking forward to the next read, especially after being teased with possibly Lilah’s story in the epilogue. I can’t wait to go back to Captivity!

I recommend this read wholeheartedly.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Meet Samanthe Beck

Wine lover, sleep fanatic, and USA TODAY Bestselling Author of sexy contemporary romance novels, Samanthe Beck lives in Cincinnati, Ohio with her long-suffering husband, Charles, and their turbo-son, Hud. Throw in a furry ninja assassin named Gander, a few hundred Nerf blasters, one electric guitar, (with amp!), and…well…you get the picture.

When not dreaming up fun, fan-your-cheeks ways to get her characters to happy-ever-after, she searches for the perfect cabernet to pair with ASMR podcasts.

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Release Blitz: Cocky Tech God by Roe Valentine ~ 4 stars

Title: Cocky Tech God
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: Roe Valentine
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 16, 2022
Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward’s New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.
BLURB
When I left Manhattan to go to a technology conference in the Cayman Islands, only to run right into my competitor Hansen, AKA the Tech God, I should have known things would get complicated.
We were both there to land the cybersecurity contract for Morgan Financial Holdings, and neither of us were willing to play nice.
But I didn’t expect things to get so messy when the hotel screwed up our reservations and I ended up having to share the same hotel room with Hansen.
If only he wasn’t so good looking, and if only the last two years of our flirting hadn’t led to a big question: to hook up or not to hook up.
Guess what…we did.
There were rules in place, though. Unfortunately, neither of us liked rules—we were like two peas in a pod.
After all, what happens on a tropical island, stays on a tropical island. Right?
But our competition took a turn, and what happened next was something neither of us wanted to leave behind.
Cocky Tech God is a close proximity/competitors to lovers romance inspired by Stuck-Up Suit.
PURCHASE LINKS
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REVIEW
This rival romance was a good one.

Hansen & Lucia are attracted to each other. Both of them know it, but for the past two years they’ve danced around it. Lucia isn’t looking to mix business with pleasure, but when the two are forced to share a room during a crucial conference that pits them against each other, both are forced to reevaluate their lives and future.

This is a steamy, funny and witty read. Hansen & Lucia have loads of chemistry, and their emotional connection is obvious. This one is a great addition to the Cocky Hero Club series; I absolutely recommend it.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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Roe Valentine was born into the right family. Not only does the name Valentine suit her, but her grandmother, unknowingly, introduced the young Ms. Valentine to her first romance novel. She calls herself a romantic at heart and believes that love conquerors all.

The Texas native attempted to write her first contemporary romance novel when she was nineteen years old. That attempt didn’t take, but her story has a happy ending. She kept pursuing the dream until she landed her first publishing contract in 2013.

When not busy writing love stories, Roe can often be found reading in a variety of genres, streaming all the tru crime documentaries, popping a bottle of champagne, and pretending to workout. Enjoying margaritas with some girl-talk isn’t unusual for her either. Also, she is obsessed with her hairless sphynx cats. Meow! For a night in, she and her partner are known to grill in the backyard or veg with days’ worth of snacks.

She writes steamy office and close proximity romance novels. Always HEA.

Roe loves meeting readers and authors alike! Find her on every platform.

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Cover Reveal: Just About Over You by Carrie Aarons

Carrie Aarons has revealed the
cover for Just About Over You!

Releasing January 21, 2022

What’s the worst thing you could hear your best friend, who you’ve always secretly been in love with, say? That would be telling another girl he could envision her being his wife.

I just about died when Gannon Raferty, the boy who used to borrow my pencils in elementary school, said that to the lead of the reality dating show he was cast on. Though he didn’t win her heart, he’s now a bona fide sensation when he returns to our college and moves back into the off-campus house we share.

The torch I carry for him has always been one-sided; I’m head-over-heels, soulmate-level into him while he views me as a lovable kid sister. So I decide this school year will be the one where I move on, where I finally attempt to open my heart to another. After all, if he can make declarations of undying love to someone he just met, but not to me, that’s the biggest wake-up call I could ever receive.

Until one night early on in the semester, when we accidentally sleep together. Because of course he’s going to confess his feelings now, when I was ready to give up on there ever being an us.

But just as Gannon starts admitting exactly what I’ve always wanted to hear, I get devastating news. And suddenly, I don’t want to risk losing him as a best friend. I’ve already lost too many people I love, and am on the brink of adding one more to that list.

If our romance goes south, I don’t how I’ll ever come back from it. Not only the crushing heartbreak, but the fact that we can never go back to how we were again.

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Meet Carrie Aarons

Author of romance novels such as Fool Me Twice and Love at First Fight, Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic. A former journalist, she prefers the love stories of her imagination, and the athleisure dress code, much better.

When she isn’t writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She lives in the suburbs of New Jersey with her husband, two children and ninety-pound rescue pup.
 
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Release Blitz: Cocky Devil by Tara L. Ames ~ 3 stars

Title: Cocky Devil
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: Tara L. Ames
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 9, 2022
Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward’s New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.
BLURB
A hockey star looking for more than a score. An Olympic figure skater dodging his play.
A desire too ice melting hot to ignore.
My flight was cancelled and I ended up sharing a ride home with a guy I had met on my vacation. But he was no ordinary guy.
Two hundred pounds of sexy.
Six foot three made of steel.
Top scorer both on and off the ice.
This hottie knew how to slap a puck!
He was #35 on the ice and #1 in puck bunny hearts.
I had to protect myself from this cocky devil before he became #1 in mine. Burned by his teammate, I swore off dating anymore jocks and that included this one… No matter how crazy fun my adventure was with him on that wild trip home!
I wasn’t expecting to fall for a sexy snow bunny on my ski vacation, let alone an Olympic figure skater. But after four amazing days with her, she left me high and dry.
Well, I refused to believe good things come to an end. I was determined to melt away her fears and win her back.
It was game on, baby!
Cocky Devil is a fast-paced hockey romance inspired by Cocky Bastard.
PURCHASE LINKS
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REVIEW
Madison is scared to love after her last relationship failed spectacularly, leaving her drained emotionally. Deciding not to date any more hockey players is her mantra until Alex Kane sits beside her on a chairlift and systematically begins to challenge her preconceived ideas about hockey players as well as penetrate the walls around her heart.

While it has a lot of steamy times in it, I didn’t really find that the couple emotionally connected with each other. Madison was iffy for more than 95% of the book, running hot and cold with her feelings for Alex. I understand that she was hurt badly, but the push and pull between her and Alex wasn’t anything that inspired any swooning on my part. Alex is an easy-to-like hero. He’s honest about his attraction to Madison, and upfront about what he thinks their relationship could become. He falls hard and falls fast. I was surprised the book lasted as long as it did, seeing as it was veering off into instalove territory.

There were other deeper emotional issues that added a bit to the storyline, but weren’t fully fleshed out. I did love the scenes with Chance and family, however. They played the role of secondary characters perfectly.

With a nice epilogue/ending, this fast-paced read got a little better for me.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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USA Today Bestselling Author Tara L. Ames is an award-winning author of contemporary romances. She is a past president of Florida Romance Writers and a recipient of the Bobbi Smith’s RT Preconference Award. She has also received awards for The Risk Taker, book one in the Alpha Aviators series, and for the Me + You Summer Romance Anthology. In addition, she is proud of participating in The Hero’s Journey Home anthology that benefitted veterans suffering from PTSD. Tara lives in Florida and writes full-time. Qigong/Tai Chi/Sudoku are her three biggest addictions besides chocolate. https://www.taralames.com
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Cover Reveal: Second Chance Scandal by M. Robinson

Release Date: February 22

 

From Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author M. Robinson comes a second chance sports romance.

 

I was a god on the field and a legend in the bedroom. 

 

Football was my life; women were merely a hobby. I had no interest in settling down until… 

 

Sophie. 

 

She was supposed to be a one-night stand. Like all the rest. 

 

Except, she was nothing like them. 

Her smile. 

Her laugh. 

The way she made me feel… 

 

Make no mistake, I wanted her in a way I’d never wanted any woman before. But the next morning, she just disappeared from my bed and my life, leaving me feeling empty. Only to show up unexpectedly weeks later to tell me…

 

She’s pregnant. 

 

Oh, did I forget to mention she’s my coach’s daughter?

 

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M. Robinson is the Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author crowned as the “Queen of Angst” by readers around the world.

Dive into her visionary world that will take you on a rollercoaster ride of emotions and leave you wanting more.
She writes everything from contemporary to suspense romance and is best known for her novel, El Diablo.
When M isn’t in the cave writing her next epic love story, you will find her shopping and living on a boat in Florida with her real life pirate, her lobster, her husband Bossman. Sipping on Starbucks and hanging out with their two dogs, a German shepherd mix and a gordito Wheaten Terrier reading a good book. Or spending time with her family, who she is extremely close with.

Above all, M loves her readers more than anything and loves to connect with them! She is on all social media platforms but you will find her in her happy place the most. Her VIP Reader Group on Facebook or her second favorite happy place, Instagram.

 


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Cover Reveal: The Deeper I Fall by Erika Kelly

Erika Kelly has revealed the
cover for The Deeper I Fall!

Releasing February 24, 2022

He’s a rough and rugged hockey player.  She’s a posh British princess. To win an enormous inheritance, they’re forced to live together.
This is not going to go well. 

When his former hockey coach passes away, Declan Cadell is shocked to learn the man left him a cattle ranch. Well, not exactly. He’s got a little hurdle to jump over first. He has to win a trivia contest against the man’s estranged daughter. Oh, and there’s a caveat: he’s only in the running if he lives and works with the spoiled princess who blew off one of the greatest men he’s ever known.

As if it wasn’t hurtful enough that Seraphina Crutchley’s biological father replaced her with a bunch of sweaty hockey boys, now he’s forcing her to vie for her inheritance with one of them. Worse, the guy clearly can’t stand her because if–no, when she wins the contest–she’ll sell the land and return home to London. Why on earth would she keep a cattle ranch in Wyoming?

But Seraphina comes to learn the contest is about so much more than a ranch. It’s about learning who her father was and why he stopped asking to see her. It’s about falling in love…and finding the courage to fight for it. 

Photographer, Cover Designer: Letizia Haessig

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Meet Erika Kelly

Award-winning author Erika Kelly writes sexy, passionate, and emotional contemporary romance. Married to the love of her life and raising four children, she lives in the southwest, drinks a lot of tea, and is always waiting for her cats to get off her keyboard.
 
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Cover Reveal: Reckless by Abby Brooks

 Release Date: January 31

I thought the proposal was a joke at first. You would too, given the circumstances. Anyone would. 

 

When my brother’s best friend asks me to marry him—right after we fell into bed together!—it’s not for love. 

 

And it’s certainly not because he has his eyes set on a happily ever after.

 

Oh no.

 

He wants me to be the future Mrs. Malone because he’s in a bind and “kind of needs a wife.”

 

But I’ve been head-over-heels, stupid-in-the-brain in love with the guy since I was sixteen. SIXTEEN.

 

While he’s talking about a business proposal, I’m staring at a dream come true.

 

Obviously, I should walk away from this crazy idea with my head held high, but when it comes to Jude, I’m weak. I always have been.

 

Plus, after our drunken rendezvous the night of my brother’s wedding, I’ve got some very real reasons to say yes.

 

I can get through this with my heart intact…can’t I?

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Abby Brooks is a romance author who lives with the love her life and their three kids in a small town in Ohio. 

She loves dancing in the kitchen, laughing with people she loves, and reading way too late into the night. 

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Blog Tour: 1228 Wanderlust Lane by Mandi Beck ~ #4stars

1228 WANDERLUST LANE by Mandi Beck

1228 Wanderlust Lane is a novella and part of a 52 multi-author book series.

Welcome to Cherry Falls!

Release Date: December 28th

Genre/Tropes: Second Chance/Small Town Romance/Contemporary Romance

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Review

Jett has had a crush on Lynnie since high school. Now that they’re older and wiser, he’s going to try his very best to get her to see him in the same way.

This is a cute read. I liked the author’s attention to details, and I liked the bits of humor sprinkled throughout. A quick read, it’s a great book to settle down with for a bit, partly set in the Christmas season.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Blurb:

She’s looking for an adventure. Lucky for her—that’s his specialty!

Jett Wild has had a thing for Evelyn “Lynnie” Branch since high school. He gave up on her the day she shot him down for prom…until now. He’s ready to settle down, and the only woman he can see himself doing that with his Lynnie. Even if she doesn’t take him seriously because of a decade-old misunderstanding.

Lynnie wants a life of travel and adventures—of all the things she reads about with the ladies…and man…in her Romance Readers of Cherry Falls book club. She never entertained the thought of having someone to do it all with, especially not a man like Jett Wild. But now it’s all she can think about, and it’s all his fault. Lately, everywhere she turns, there he is. He joined the book club. HER book club. He hangs out at Books by the Bay, engaging her in conversations about baking, and hot cocoa, and Christmas carols. Jett is ridiculously handsome and charming. Almost enough so to make her forget why she turned him down all those years ago.

It’s up to Jett to show Lynnie that she can have roots and wings—and she should have both with him. He’ll need a Christmas miracle and maybe some mistletoe to get her to take a chance on him. ’Tis the season and there’s magic in the air … he hopes.

The youngest brother of The Wild Brother’s Outdoor Adventures is about to teach the pretty bookstore owner all he knows about romance, the kind they’ve only read about.

Cherry Falls is filled with returning characters and iconic destinations that will begin to feel like family. When you leave the city and drive into Cherry Falls, it’s like you’ve finally come home.

The cherry on top? Each book delivers a swoon-worthy romance!

So welcome to Cherry Falls. We hope you stay awhile!

About Mandi Beck:

Mandi Beck has been an avid reader all of her life. A deep love for books always had her jotting down little stories on napkins, notebooks, and her hand. As an adult she was further submerged into the book world through book clubs and the epicness of social media. It was then that she graduated to writing her stories on her phone and then finally on a proper computer.

A wife, mother to two rambunctious and somewhat rotten boys, and stepmom to two great girls away at college, she shares her time with her husband in Chicago where she was born and raised. Mandi is a diehard hockey fan and blames the Blackhawks when her deadlines are not met even though her favorite hockey player calls her…mom.

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Release Blitz: Destined by Susana Mohel ~ 3 stars

Destined by Susana Mohel is now live!

My brother’s ex-girlfriend is off-limits.
She’s forbidden.
She’s a temptress with a killer set of legs.

     
Destinee’s here, starting a new life in a city where I’m the king.
I made billions, and now I make the rules. And rule number one is I need to make sure my feelings for her stay hidden.
She needs a friendly hand. I need to keep away.
But one taste of those sweet lips, and I’ll fight like hell to lay the world at her feet. Temptation leads to sin… and sin leads the path down to Hades.
But how could I resist? She’s gorgeous.
She’s fierce.
And I’m going to help her shine.
My brother made a mistake. He let her go.
I won’t make the same one.
It’s destined.

Destined is a forbidden-romance standalone, featuring a panty-melting hero and a lot of spicy scenes.
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Review

Destinee is a bit confused and lost. Fresh off a breakup, and in an attempt to move her life forward she moves away from home for a fresh start. Instead, she runs into a bit of her past – her ex-boyfriend’s older brother, Martin. Martin is determined to prove to Destinee that his version of love is the one she needs and deserves, but will their happiness come at a great cost?

I liked the Posada dynamic and the way the family interacted with each other. I also enjoyed the banter and dialogue between characters. I liked that Martin was upfront with his intentions towards Destinee. But, I felt as though Destinee was not in a place to be emotionally ready for a new, healthy relationship. The relationship with her ex – as described and hinted at during the book – had a huge carnival of red flags. Sure, therapy is mentioned, but I am not sure the book fully sold the idea of it being a process she would have to work through in stages in order to be a more mature and mentally fit individual. There were a few plot holes, too, that made some parts seem a bit unrealistic.

I was excited for this book, but it didn’t live up to my expectations. It wasn’t as intriguing, steamy or thrilling as I thought it would be.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Meet Susana Mohel

Author, wife, and mother of a girl and a puppy. I love the happily ever after. Believer & dreamer. I live in my own world, sipping Ginger Ale and lime. I’m always plotting my next book, coloring pages and reading.

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