Blog Tour: Couture Love (A Timeless Love #4) by M.J. Fields ~ 5 stars

We’re celebrating the release of Couture Love by MJ Fields! One-click yours today or read for free with Kindle Unlimited!
Title: Couture Love
Series: A Timeless Love #4
Author: MJ Fields
Release Date: June 2, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Synopsis
What happens at De La Porte’s annual Labor Day weekend party in the Hamptons—never stays in the Hamptons.

After my marriage to my high school sweetheart ended, I made a list of all the things I “desired” the next time around. After all, marrying for love had failed me. One year single, and I had all the love I needed in an amazing career and great new friends — the ex got the old ones in the divorce. I was only lacking in one department …

Hot, passionate sex.
– Taller than me
– Fit, bulging, bitable arms
– Six-pack abs
– Suit and tie
– Chiseled features
– Tattoos
– Gentleman on the streets, freak between the sheets
– Oral AF
– Smells delicious
– Gives me chills
– Can buy the occasional meal out
– Not an employee of De La Porte

That’s it. That’s all I wanted. Easy, huh?
WRONG!
Have you ever tried online dating?
Shit. Show.

No one’s honest or up front, and when you are, they slither back into the dark hole they momentarily climbed out of to rub one out.

Standing at the bar with my best friend, the weekend of our annual Hamptons company getaway, a man who checked all my boxes magically appeared.

I will admit it was the best weekend of my life …

Until I found out he was still in college … and that his father was on the board of trustees.

Review
When someone loves you, they do it without expecting anything more than all you are.”

God, I loved this book!

It mirrors what most of us desire: to meet someone who just “gets” you, and fights for you and your love in a way that rids you of fears and past bad experiences.

Autumn & Eric’s story is fun, yet tugs at your heart. I was anxiously turning the pages, wondering when they would find their HEA. There was one point where I thought I’d have to strangle the author! I wanted to shake Autumn when she was being stubborn, yet loved that Eric was too determined to let her continue to hide behind her past.

This is my first full-length read by M.J. Fields and I can’t recommend it enough! I’m definitely going to check out more of her work.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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Her style is raw, gritty and authentic.
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Cover Reveals: The Elite Seven Series

 

 

The Elite Seven
Since 1942, The Elite Seven Society have created and guided influential leaders, molding the country into something better. This society was birthed by Malcom Benedict, II who wanted more for Americans.  More wealth.  More influence.  More power. Some leaders have the skills, but not the influence, and that simply wasn’t fair according to Mr. Benedict. He invested his own money and time to construct a society that bred the best of the best, year after year.
But to be the best, you must be ruthless.
Good leaders make sacrifices.  Sometimes the sacrifices are hard, but the rewards are plentiful.  Mr. Benedict made sure to indulge these leaders with their utmost desires.  A devout Catholic himself, he designed a society that rewarded his leaders with the sins that were frowned upon.  If they were giving up love and happiness and joy for the betterment of the country, they deserved something in its stead.
Pride, Envy, Wrath, Sloth, Greed, Gluttony, and Lust.
Choosing leaders for this society means that it takes intense focus.  Only seven are to be selected, and the investments and time are showered upon the new seven chosen every four years.  The predecessors of each group of seven choose people who fit the sin that will mold them into who they are needed to be in the future—what America needs them to be.  This is after a detailed study of many potential candidates.  The university’s acting dean behaves as a liaison for the society bringing the college applicants to the predecessors so that the selection may begin.  The society members who are going out will bring forth a candidate that the society votes on and approves.
After they are chosen, the initiates are given a token and an invitation to initiation.  The initiation will be a test to their character and ability to do what’s right for the betterment of the society.  Once the initiates pass their test, they are discreetly branded with the mark of the society, and are groomed through challenges during the course of their elite education to breed them into the influential people they were meant to be.
Once in The Elite Seven, there is no getting out. The money and power are their reward. Should they choose to stray or break the rules, the society strips them of everything.  Anything they once had will be removed.  Opportunities will never arise.  They will no longer have the support of the society.  To this day, there have been no known occurrences of anyone from the society having to be banished.  This elite group of people are what every young man and woman aspire to be a part of.  While the group is a secret society, they are whispered about amongst the privileged folks in the country.  Anyone who is anyone knows of the group and secretly hopes it’s their son or daughter who are selected, for good fortune is showered on the family for decades to come.

 

7 AUTHORS.
7 STORIES.
7 DEADLY SINS.

 

Lust:

I was born with wealth, athletic ability, and looks that could melt the panties off a nun.

I had a clear path to success.

Until fate dealt me a cruel blow, leaving me empty and in need of purpose.

My only focus now is to become part of The Elite—a secret society in one of the most prestigious colleges in the world.

But everything comes at a price, and with The Elite, you have to earn your place.

Lucky for me, being sinful is in my DNA.

The only obstacle to full initiation is my task: seduce the un-seducible, the forbidden, and lure her with the sins of the flesh.

Easy for a man like me…in theory.

She started as my task, but what happens when the lines between lust and love blur, and the need for power rages war with the need for her?

Accept your sin wisely, for the tasks given to earn your place are not for the weak—they’re for The Elite.

This is my life, my chance, my legacy.

I am Rhett Masters.

I am Lust.

LUST by Ker Dukey Releasing February 11th
 

Pride:

The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist.

But who said the devil was a he?

In my world, she was out to cause havoc on all our lives.

She’ll use the one thing I care most about to control me—force me into her Elite world, filled with sin, deceit, and power. And under her spell, I’ll lead a sinister brotherhood of seven at one of the most prestigious universities in New Orleans.

Seven tasks set forth by the devil herself, promising nothing less than the forbidden fruit of power. What they don’t understand is it will all end in bloodshed and regret.

They call me the alpha. The one in charge. The one with pride bigger than any task I could be given. And my pride won’t let me be anywhere but at the top of the food chain until she gives me what I truly want.

My task is Meghan Thorne.

She’s too pure for me to touch, too good for me to ruin—and the only thing standing in my way to freedom.

Accept your sin wisely, for the tasks given to earn your place are not for the weak…they’re for The Elite.

As they say, pride comes before the fall.

I am Mason Blackwell.

I am Pride.

PRIDE By J.D Hollyfield Releasing February 25th

Wrath:

I’m a motherless son to a father who hates me. Fury has lived and breathed in my black heart for so long, it’s a part of my soul now. The only thing that’s ever mattered to me is protecting my twin sister, Sabella, from my father’s temper.

So when the chance to join a secret society presents itself, there’s no question I’ll do whatever it takes to become a member and earn my place in the ranks of only the most Elite.

With a taste for the deviant, I’m drawn to the darkest of desires, and no one ever leaves my bed unscathed.

My task: seduce Patience Noelle, St. Augustine’s sweetheart and the mayor’s beloved daughter—then break her heart.

Sinning is what I live for, and deviance is my passion. Failing has never been an option.

But what happens when my sin becomes my curse—when destroying the only woman I’ve ever wanted is my key to protecting my sister?

Accept your sin wisely, for the tasks given to earn your place are not for the weak…they’re for The Elite.

This isn’t just my chance, it’s my legacy and reckoning.

I am Samuel Gunner.

I am WRATH

WRATH by Claire C. Riley Releasing March 11th

 

Envy:

It was temptation that broke the sinner.

People say I have everything.

They’re wrong.

I may have looks, money, and privilege, but I don’t have the one thing that really matters, the one thing I crave: a woman with eyes only for me.

I’m searching for my woman—one who will fall to her knees because I’m her king. She’ll wear the crown of my tarnished name, and long for me when I’m not near. And when I am close, she’ll be naked across my lap, feeling the sting of my palm across her milky skin.

You could say I’m a sinner because I’d do anything to have the perfect woman—compliant to my every need and whim—and I’m envious of every couple who walks around naive to the luxury they have.

That’s why I joined The Elite, the most prestigious brotherhood in the south.

It’s the one place that will give me what I cannot have.

Only…the task assigned to me is too much for my jealous eyes.

Accept your sin wisely, for the tasks given to earn your place are not for the weak…they’re for The Elite.

Those who envy have no peace.

My name is Sabastian Westbrook.

I am Envy.

ENVY by M.N Forgy Releasing March 25th

 

Greed:

I was born into a world of darkness—one that never touched me when I was around my brother, Mason Blackwell. Leader of The Elite Seven. The thing about darkness, though, is it’s persistent. Eventually, it pushes itself into my life, penetrating my soul and leaving its stench latched to every vein, rooted inside every bone, and sunken into every pore. I thought I reached rock bottom when I fell in love with my brother’s best friend. My very own brand of drug with no comedown. My own nightmare I never woke from. But I was wrong. So very wrong. When I returned to New Orleans, I arrived as a shell of the girl they once knew. Put on a smile. Be the sweet innocent girl they remember.

I’m Evie Blackwell, hostage to my demons. Can the damned be saved?

I’ve done some unforgivable acts in my years, but I never asked for forgiveness. Nothing beats the feeling of wrapping my hand around someone’s throat and watching as their life bleeds down their cheeks. She was everything I should have stayed away from. The first night I saw her, I knew I was doomed—a slave to the girl with the pretty eyes and soft smile. The girl who turned out to be my best friend’s baby sister. I couldn’t stay away. I had to be near her, even if it meant ruining her in the process. I wanted to wreck her, so I could piece her back together—a puzzle only I knew how to solve.

I’m Micah Dixon.

Greed.

I come for everything and get everything I come for—and I want all of her. But she’s changed, and so have I.

I’m much, much worse now…

GREED By Amo Jones Releasing April 8th

Gluttony:

My life has been served to me on a gold platter to be devoured by my silver spoon.

Money, money, and more money. It’s the backbone of the Goddard name. I’m the only son, so it’s all mine for the taking.

But sometimes money isn’t enough. I always want more, yet nothing seems to satisfy me.

My father has made sure I become a part of The Elite Seven. Where most candidates are chosen, I was given my place. Everything comes at a price, though. Luckily, I can afford any price—no one has more money than God.

The Elite Seven have their initiations. My assignment is personal and beneath me: steal a car and send a warning. It’ll hurt my best friend in the process, but we both made a pact going into this. There’s no line we won’t cross.

My task makes an ugly turn and I nearly take a life. Such a small, unimportant person—someone no one would even notice was gone. She’s a problem my money and power can easily sweep under the rug.

It’s what my father wants. It’s what my brothers want. But when she finally opens those big, innocent brown eyes, I realize I’ve found what I’ve been searching for my entire life. I don’t want my little problem to disappear…I want to keep her.

Accept your sin wisely, for the tasks given to earn your place are not for the weak—they’re for The Elite.

Money is my legacy, but I want something money can’t buy.

I am Baxter Samuel Goddard V.

I am Gluttony.

GLUTTONY by K. Webster Releasing April 22nd

 

Sloth:

I don’t give a fuck.

Not about money or fame, beauty or power. I’ve had all those things since birth, and trust me, they’re a fucking snooze.

I don’t give a fuck about anyone, not even myself.

Until my father proves evil can exist in the most holy of places. For the first time ever, something like interest stirs in my soul.

He wants me to enroll at St. Augustine.

Join The Elite.

Court the virginal daughter of Archbishop Savoie.

Prove to him I’m worth the family name.

I’ll do it all.

And I’ll do it so well, no one will know what’s coming. People are so quick to underestimate the wicked and lazy.

They forget idle hands are the best tools for the devil’s work.

I am Rush Dempsey.

I am Sloth.

SLOTH By Giana Darling Releasing May 13th

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Blog Tour: The Dating Alternative by Jennifer Woodhull ~ 4 stars

Today we have the blog tour of THE DATING ALTERNATIVE by Jennifer Woodhull! Check it out and grab your copy now!

Title: THE DATING ALTERNATIVE

Author: Jennifer Woodhull

Genre: Romantic Comedy

About The Dating Alternative:

Max has crushed on Brie for as long as he’s known her but the timing was never right. When he finds out they’re finally single at the same time, he’s poised to move from friend zone to serious dating… until he finds out she’s only looking for something physical. He offers his services in hopes she’ll come around. Just when things are starting to go his way, a shocking turn of events snatches her from his grasp. Now he has to resurrect the life he thought he’d left behind to help the woman he’s falling in love with before it’s too late.

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Review

This is an unbelievably lovely, warm and sweet romance.

Max & Brie are perfect together. Their romance embodies what most people fantasize about: crushing on someone from afar, then finding out that they have a chance with said crush.

Max & Brie get together at a time when Brie is facing difficulties on both the professional & personal/romantic fronts. Max realises that he has his work cut out for him and plots to upgrade their current relationship every opportunity he gets. I liked that he laid it all out for her and allowed her to figure out what she wanted. He was decisive in a way that wasn’t creepy or pushy. He really is great fantasy boyfriend.

Brie is the nice girl. She’s still emotionally stunned after her ex’s betrayal, and knows she has to figure some things out before she moves on. A second chance to explore a relationship with Max arises, and though she has misgivings, she decides to try.

I liked the flow and simplicity of the plot. There were no heavy secrets, or big dramas to complicate matters; it was simply two people realising that love could still be found even when you’ve had your heart broken badly.

I recommend this book.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

 

 

About the Author:

We all need moments of escape. With all the demands on us day in and day out, we each need something just for ourselves. Perhaps nothing provides a private moment – a brief respite from every day – like escaping into a great story. When you pick up one of my books I hope you find that place that you can escape to. Explore the streets of Paris with new heroines or fly around the world to reclaim your lost love with a favorite hero. Whether it’s the romance that takes your breath away or those climactic encounters that make your pulse race, I hope you find that solitary moment of enjoyment while lost in one of my stories.

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Cover & Blurb Reveal: The Kiss Thief by L.J. Shen

THE
KISS THIEF
by L.J. Shen

Release Date: January 9th

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Blurb
They say your first kiss should be earned.

Mine was stolen by a devil in a masquerade mask under the black Chicago sky.

They say the vows you take on your wedding day are sacred.

Mine were broken before we left church.

They say your heart only beats for one man.

Mine split and bled for two rivals who fought for it until the bitter end.

I was promised to Angelo Bandini, the heir to one of the most powerful families in the Chicago Outfit.

Then taken by Senator Wolfe Keaton, who held my father’s sins over his head to force me into marriage.

They say that all great love stories have a happy ending.

I, Francesca Rossi, found myself erasing and rewriting mine until the very last chapter.

One kiss.

Two men.

Three lives.

Entwined together.

And somewhere between these two men, I had to find my forever.

About the Author
L.J. Shen is an International #1 best-selling author of Contemporary Romance and New Adult novels. She lives in Northern California with her husband, young son and chubby cat.

Before she’d settled down, L.J. (who thinks referring to herself in the third person is really silly, by the way) traveled the world, and collected friends from all across the globe. Friends who’d be happy to report that she is a rubbish companion, always forgets peoples’ birthdays and never sends Christmas cards.

She enjoys the simple things in life, like spending time with her family and friends, reading, HBO, Netflix and internet-stalking Stephen James. She reads between three to five books a week and firmly believes Crocs shoes and mullets should be outlawed.

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AudioTour & Giveaway: Captivated by Bethany-Kris ~ 5 stars

CAPTIVATED

by Bethany-Kris
Narrator: Daniel James Lewis
Audio Publication Date: October 2018
Genres: Adult, Romantic Suspense, Organized Crime. Erotic Romance

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SYNOPSIS:

A shadow meets the light …

When someone needs to disappear, the Chicago mob calls on Joe Rossi. A man who can move without a sound, and kill without a word, they don’t call him the Shadow for nothing.

This time, it’s a New York crime family in need of his skills, but it takes one glimpse of her to make him agree to the job.

Liliana Marcello is every inch a principessa della mafia. Her life has taught her to be wary of strangers, yet her ballet career contradicts everything by putting her on display.

It’s a man with a dark smile and a constantly changing demeanor that makes her feel safe again, but it’s the unknown that holds her back.

It takes one look …
One dance …
One word …
One smile to captivate a man.

And one second to kill a woman because of it, too.

Not all monsters hide in the shadows.
How are you supposed to see them coming?

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Review

I loved this book! I loved the introverted hit-man with a conscience & the graceful ballerina that had been through so much but still was determined to enjoy life – even as a principessa.

As a hit-man that is exceptionally good at his craft, Joe Rossi prefers to keep to himself & the shadows: get the job done, then get out before anyone ever realises he was even there. When he receives a mysterious summons from the New York outfit, he meets a woman, who, at a first glance, changes his life forever. He doesn’t do distractions, but this beautiful, tiny dancer may be just what his heart needs.

After finding passion in ballet late in life for a dancer, Lilliana Marcello is surprised to find herself curious after sharing a glance with a man who undoubtedly is a part of her father’s world. Wild horses can’t pull them apart but when her past revisits, and she finds out how entrenched in “the life” Joe is, she realises that passion could be found in places and people you never expected.

A really huge part of why I liked the book was the way that Lucien allowed his children to LIVE! They made their own choices, and he supported and avenged them when necessary. I also liked the understanding/relationship that developed between him and Joe. He trusted Joe with Lilliana’s safety, but made sure to let him know that he’d have to win her heart all on his own.

Daniel James Lewis does a great job! His accent adds to the allure of the mafia world he described.

Bethany-Kris brings two young adults to life in a way that made me constantly marvel at their maturity. The rich cast of secondary characters as well as the plot made it an intriguing, hard-to-turn-off listen. Most importantly, the book was satisfying, as justice was finally meted out for terrible wrongs committed that had gone unpunished.

I heartily recommend this exciting, steamy, action-filled audio-book.

I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this audio-book.

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AUDIO EXCERPT – NARRATOR DANIEL JAMES LEWIS

ABOUT BETHANY-KRIS

Bethany-Kris is a Canadian author, lover of much, and mother to four young sons, one cat, and two dogs. A small town in Eastern Canada where she was born and raised is where she has always called home. With her boys under her feet, snuggling cat, barking dogs, and a hubby calling over his shoulder, she is nearly always writing something … when she can find the time.

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Blog Tour & Excerpt Reveal: My Little Secret (The Breaking Series #3) by Ember Leigh ~ 4.5 stars

MY LITTLE SECRET by Ember Leigh, a novella in The Breaking Series, is LIVE & available everywhere. Get your copy NOW!

Title: MY LITTLE SECRET
Series: Breaking the Rules
Author: Ember Leigh
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Day: November 12

About MY LITTLE SECRET

HAWK
Focus is my middle name. But Sadie makes me forget why I’m in town, what I’m here to win, why it all matters. That alone should tell me to stay the hell away. But I need more of her, even though I know she’s hiding something from me.I’ll do anything to keep her by my side. Just how far I’ll go will be my little secret.


SADIE
I’ve had my eye on Hawk for a long time now. Let’s just call him my MMA celebrity dream lover. So when I find myself in Denver at the same time as him, at the same bar as him…I have to say hi. But I sure as hell shouldn’t take it any farther than that. Because he’s in town for one reason: to fight my brother in the biggest televised MMA match of the year.
I can be good… Except I can’t.

But maybe I can make Hawk my little secret.

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Review

I enjoyed this short, spicy romance.

The forbidden love angle was well-woven through this MMA romance. I couldn’t help but devour the pages, and was wishing for more when it ended.

Having only read this installment in The Breaking series, I’m excited and eager to read the others.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

 

 

Excerpt

“Now I gotta tell you…” I swiped my key at room 909 and paused, stepping closer to her. “Or maybe I should warn you. Once you step inside this room…”

She lifted a brow.

“I’m going to kiss you.”

Her pink lips curved into a smile. “Only inside there?”

“I’ve wanted to since the bar. But I don’t like to make a display.”

Her gaze turned sultry and soft. “Fair enough. I’ll agree to that.”

I pushed the door open, and we both watched it swing back, revealing my suite—the tiny foyer and side table, the living area, the doorway leading to the bedroom. When our gazes met, it felt playful.

“You first,” I said.

“No, you.”

I grinned and then sauntered into the foyer. She watched me from the hallway for a moment, then strolled across the threshold. I caught her wrist when she walked by, kicked the door shut, and then brought her up against the wall.

I smoothed my palms against the wall on either side of her head. Her breath came out shaky, and before either of us said anything, I pressed my mouth against hers, tasting her sweet, chilly lips. My hand drifted to her neck as the first kiss turned into a second and then a third. She made a small noise, one that made me part her lips with my tongue, seeking more of her. She opened her mouth, and our tongues met, warm and seeking.

Something unhinged, and we kissed sloppily then, urgency taking over. My tongue dipped deep into her, tasting her, getting drunk on her bourbon and mint. I trailed my hands down the sides of her coat, searching out the curve of her body. I needed to feel the lines of her, the warmth of her skin, something.

She pulled away, pressing her head against the wall. “Holy hell.”

“You should take this jacket off, if it feels like holy hell in here,” I cracked, tugging at her zipper. “Can I take it off for you?”

“You can do anything you freaking want,” she said, lowering her hood. I unzipped the coat so it hung open, revealing the loose, dark top beneath, and then shed my own coat.

“Anything?” I pressed my lips to the curve of her neck, inhaling the sweet scent there. She smelled like vanilla and something exotic, something I didn’t even know how to place.

“I could revise my statement, but I don’t want to,” she said, voice sounding faraway as I trailed kisses over her jawline.

“Well, I should warn you then…”

She laughed throatily. “Another warning?”

“I can’t do more than kiss you.”

Sadie blinked. “That’s certainly not what you expect to hear in situations like these.”

I pushed her jacket over her shoulders until it rustled to the ground. I traced the outline of her body, over the swell of her hips. “My fight is two weeks away. I can’t get off.”

“Who says you need to?” A playful smile danced over her lips, and in that minute my heart swelled so big I wanted to jump and shout. Sadie was the fucking best.

“Exactly.” I dragged a thumb over her jawline, getting lost in those sparkling jade eyes. “But that doesn’t mean I can’t kiss you everywhere until you do.”

About Ember Leigh

Ember Leigh has been writing erotic romance novels since she was far too young. A native of northern Ohio, she currently resides near Lake Erie with her Argentinean husband, where they run an Argentinian-American food truck. In addition to romance novels, Ember also writes travel memoirs and occasionally updates a couple of blogs. In her free time, she practices Ashtanga yoga, hops around the world, and eats lots of vegetables.

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Release Blitz: Mercy (The Mavericks Series) by Julianna Marley ~ 5 stars

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Football.

That’s all Liam Walsh knows how to do and if he were being honest, all he was ever really good at. Dedicating his entire life to the game has taken him to some pretty remarkable places and in less than twelve seconds it had also brought him within inches of his life. Taking a careless approach to his recovery hasn’t exactly been the best game plan he’d ever conjured up, but that didn’t mean management had to send an overbearing, spitfire assistant to get him back on the field. Certainly not one who favored stilettos and fine lingerie.

Emme McGovern believes in two things: Jesus and really good football.

An assistant on a national football team, she is constantly surrounded by men who think they can do her job better. Which is why she isn’t in the least bit surprised that the fate of her future now rests in the hands of a cranky, stubborn, arrogant football player on injured reserve. When Emme is offered an opportunity to make history, landing her and her Louboutin’s on Liam’s door step, what she finds isn’t just some football player. She doesn’t find a warm reception, either.

With the clock winding down, Emme is determined to piece Liam back together, but as their long days turn into even longer nights, the game no longer becomes about promotions or a comeback story, but a matter of life or death. Will their time together have them laying it all on the field for their future? Or will it send them both running and begging for mercy?

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Review

I really enjoyed reading this book. The sensuality, hope & love in it made for good, comfort reading.

I loved Emme’s character immediately from the first time she mentioned her ambitions. Setting aside the obvious cliches – woman in a man’s world, everyone else having babies and getting married, etc. – I genuinely liked her determination and grit. She went after her goals and passions because it was what she wanted – she didn’t have anything to prove to anybody. Falling for Liam Walsh wasn’t on her To-Do List, but when he landed on there, he made it difficult for her to get rid of him.

You can’t help but feel Liam’s pain, frustration & anger as he struggles to find a new normal after his possible career-ending and almost life-threatening injury. His life now exists in the Before The Hit & After The Hit phases. He’s gripped football so tightly as a crutch that he doesn’t know what will happen if he doesn’t have it anymore. He knows it’s wrong to hide from his future, his friends and his team, but an overwhelming sense of guilt and despair cloak him. When Emme, the tiny, high-heeled firecracker the team’s management sends over tips his life upside down, he begins wishing for things he never knew he could want or even have… But could she want them, too?

As Emme & Liam figure out that they need each other more than they first realise, their story reminds us that sometimes, a push is all we need to find ourselves again, and that though life messes with our heads sometimes, love goes a long way towards seeing us through to the other side.

I highly recommend this book.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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About the Author:

Julianna Marley is fairly certain that she was born on the wrong side of the Mason-Dixon line. She’s in constant search of warmth, sunshine and water. When not writing about all the places she yearns to be, she can be found enjoying obnoxious amounts of coffee and getting bossed around by her children. Julianna loves romance, humor and football.

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Release Blitz: 4th & Girl (Mavericks Tackle Love #4) by Max Monroe

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Tapping the Billionaire comes a hilarious and sexy standalone about fate, chance, and one heck of an epically awkward meet-cute.

4th & Girl, an all-new standalone romantic comedy in the Mavericks Tackle Love series from Max Monroe, is available now!

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I’m Leo Landry, one of the best shutdown cornerbacks in the nation, and the New York Mavericks’ first round draft pick.

If James Bond spent his days running drills and his nights shutting out quarterbacks, he’d dream about being me. But professional football is on a whole other level from college, and as the new guy, I’ve got everything to prove.

No problem.

All I’ve got to do is focus, right?

Too bad life’s got other plans.

Blond hair, long lashes, and criminal blue eyes, there’s a pint-sized bombshell that I can’t stop thinking about.

I don’t even know her name, but she’s completely screwing up my game plan.

It’s too late to turn back now though. I have my eye on the prize, and I won’t settle for anything less.

4th down and only one goal in my sightsthis pretty little mystery girl.

Good thing I’m at my best when the pressure’s on.

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A secret duo of romance authors team up under the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling pseudonym Max Monroe to bring you sexy, laugh-out-loud reads.

Max Monroe is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of more than ten contemporary romance titles. Favorite writing partners and long time friends, Max and Monroe strive to live and write all the fun, sexy swoon so often missing from their Facebook newsfeed. Sarcastic by nature, their two writing souls feel like they’ve found their other half. This is their most favorite adventure thus far.

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Blog Tour & Giveaway: The First Rule of Hook-Ups (Breakup Bash #1) by Nina Crespo ~ 4.5 stars

Today we have the blog tour for The First Rule of Hook-Ups by Nina Crespo. Check it out and be sure to grab your copy today!

Title: The First Rule of Hook-Ups

Title: Nina Crespo

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About The First Rule of Hook-Ups:

Someone once told me that there are worst things than being left at the altar. Well, not many, in my experience. That was six months ago, though, and my life has moved on. Heck, I have a new job lined up and I’m leaving town.

But, I can’t deny that my love life kind of sucks.

That’s why I let my friends convince me to join them for Club Escapade’s Breakup Bash. And we might just be disillusioned enough to actually enjoy it. Last time we were here, it was for my bachelorette party. That night, I met one of the dancers – Raphael – and when he flirted with me, I almost forgot I was engaged. And there’s a part of me that never forgot him.

Now, it seems my friends have wandered off and I’m thinking about calling it a night. Until the music begins and I see Raphael, my secret fantasy, on stage. And this time, I’m definitely not engaged…

 

 

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Review

When I finished this book, I was smiling. I mean, a woman with kick-ass girlfriends moves on from her weak, sneaky ex and falls in love with a hard-working man – what’s not to love about that?

With a Magic Mike-esque theme wrapped up in a story about fitting in with societal cliques, Nina Crespo delivers a sensual and romantic story that makes you scream hell, yes! while fanning yourself.

This first book in the Breakup Bash series was really good. I can’t wait to read Cori & Nat’s stories.

I highly recommend this book!

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of thus book, received via NetGalley & Entangled.

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About the Author:

Nina Crespo lives in Florida where she indulges in her favorite passions — the beach, a good glass of wine, date night with her own real-life hero and dancing. Her lifelong addiction to romance began in her teens while on a “borrowing spree” in her older sister’s bedroom where she discovered her first romance novel. Let Nina’s sensual contemporary stories and steamy paranormal tales feed your own addiction for love, romance, and happily ever after.

 

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Release Blitz: One Knight Stand by Jessica Prince

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What do you do when one night just isn’t enough?

One Knight Stand, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by Jessica Prince is Live!

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Sutton Briar has lived the past several years doing everything in her power to remain invisible. Boxy skirts?

Oversized tops in muted colors?

Yes please!

She learned the hard way that gaining the attention of the opposite sex could lead down a very dangerous path. She’s content to blend in with the wallpaper, but then her boss makes a request she can’t refuse for fear of losing her job.

Pretend to be the girlfriend of legendary musician, Camden Knight.

There’s just one problem. She can’t stand him… and the feeling is mutual.

Camden Knight spent years burying a crucial part of himself from the public eye. But when a one-night stand gone horribly wrong blows the lid off his secret, the only hope of repairing the damage to his reputation comes at the hands of a woman he despises.

They’re complete opposites in every way, but what starts as a fake relationship quickly turns into something neither of them expected. And what was supposed to be only one night leaves them both wanting so much more.

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About Jessica Prince:

Born and raised around Houston Texas, Jessica spent most of her life complaining about the heat, humidity, and all around pain in the ass weather. It was only as an adult that she quickly realized the cost of living in Houston made up for not being able to breathe when she stepped outside. That’s why God created central air, after all.

Jessica is the mother of a perfect little boy–she refuses to accept that he inherited her attitude and sarcastic nature no matter what her husband says.

In addition to being a wife and mom, she’s also a wino, a coffee addict, and an avid lover of all types of books–romances still being her all time favs. Her husband likes to claim that reading is her obsession but she just says it’s a passion…there’s a difference. Not that she’d expect a boy to understand.

Jessica has been writing since she was a little girl, but thankfully grew out of drawing her own pictures for her stories before ever publishing her first book. Because an artist she is not.

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Release Blitz: Muffin Top by Avery Flynn

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“Smart, sassy, and utterly delightful! Get ready to fall head-over-heels in love with Lucy, one of the wittiest and most inspiring heroines I’ve ever met!”
– Annika Martin New York Times bestselling author

Muffin Top, a hot romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling author Avery Flynn is available now!

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The only thing about me that’s a size zero is the filter on my mouth. I’ve got a big personality, a big rack, and a big number on the scale. And I’m perfectly fine with that.

But when some random guy suggests I might not be eating alone if I’d ordered a salad instead of a hamburger I’m shocked silent, which is a feat, trust me.

That brings us to one sexy fireman named Frankie Hartigan. He’s hot. He’s funny… And he’s just apologized for being late for our “date” then glared at the fat-shaming jerk. Next thing I know, he’s sitting down and ordering himself dinner.

I have no problem telling him I don’t need a pity date . . . unless of course it’s to my high school reunion next week. Oops where did that last bit come from? And what do I do now that he’s said yes?!

Because this is no make-over story, and I think Frankie is using me for something. I just have to figure out what…

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USA Today bestselling romance author Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip.
She fell in love with romance while reading Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory books. It wasn’t long before Avery had read through all the romance offerings at her local library. Needing a romance fix, she turned to Harlequin’s four books a month home delivery service to ease the withdrawal symptoms. That worked for a short time, but it wasn’t long before the local book stores’ staffs knew her by name.
Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.

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Blog Tour – ARC Review & Giveaway: Going Down On One Knee by Christina Hovland ~ 4.5 stars

Today we have the blog tour for GOING DOWN ON ONE KNEE by Christina Hovland! Check it out and get your copy today!

Title: GOING DOWN ON ONE KNEE

Author: Christina Hovland

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About Going Down On One Knee:

“An utterly charming opposites-attract-story. Hovland perfectly balances simmering sexual tension with a surprising amount of emotion, and the stomach-flip-causing ending is the perfect example of why I read and love romance.” – New York Times Bestselling Author, Lauren Layne

 

Number-crunching Velma Johnson’s perfectly planned life is right on course.

That’s a lie. Sure, she’s got the lucrative job. She’s got the posh apartment. But her sister nabbed Velma’s Mr. Right. There has to be a man out there for Velma. Hopefully, one who’s hunky, wears pressed suits, and has a diversified financial portfolio. He’ll be exactly like, well… her sister’s new fiancé.

Badass biker Brek Montgomery blazes a trail across the country, managing Dimefront, one of the biggest rock bands of his generation. With the band on hiatus, Brek rolls into Denver to pay a quick visit to his family and friends. But when Brek’s sister suddenly gets put on bed rest, she convinces Brek to take over her wedding planning business for the duration of her pregnancy.

Staying in Denver and dealing with bridezillas was not what Brek had in mind when he passed through town, but there is one particular maid-of-honor who might make his stay worthwhile.

Velma finds herself strangely attracted to the man planning her sister’s wedding.

Problem is, he ticks none of the boxes on her well-crafted list. Brek is rough around the edges, he cusses, and doesn’t even have a 401(k). But trying something crazy might get her out of the rut of her dating life–so long as she lays down boundaries up front and sticks to her plan…

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Review

How can you not fall in love with Brek & Velvet?! Their differences were so glaring, yet they seemed so perfect for each other! Then there was their off-the-charts chemistry that they both tried to ignore, but couldn’t outrun. This was a perfect opposites attract rom-com. I laughed out loud many times, prompting strange looks from family members.

This is a flirty, steamy and humorous read that I couldn’t get enough of. I can’t wait to read the rest of the books in this series.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book.

 

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About the 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 dog around.

 

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Blog Tour – ARC Reviews & Giveaway: Whiskey Dick & Whiskey Chick (Whiskey Dick series) by Ryan Ringbloom

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by Ryan Ringbloom
Whiskey Dick, #1
Publication Date: July 24, 2018
Genres: Adult, Romantic Comedy, Contemporary, Romance, Standalone

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SYNOPSIS:

A NIGHT WITH NO HARD FEELINGS

Nothing like this has ever happened to me before. It’s a fluke. Too much whiskey. Believe me when I say, it will NEVER happen again.

I’m trying not to take it personally. Sh*t happens. It’s not a reflection on me. He claims it was too much whiskey. A onetime occurrence. And I believe him.

But then why the hell does it happen a second time?

Fate’s a funny thing.
He likes her.
She likes him.
They say the third time’s a charm….

Get ready to laugh, cringe, and swoon as two terrified flyers travel toward romance in this lovable Romantic Comedy.

This is a standalone book intended for mature readers.

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Review

This is a quick but fun read.

The banter between Paisley and Jax was very entertaining. I enjoyed the entire novel. The secondary characters introduced were great. I am so looking forward to Whiskey Chick!

I highly recommend it for your reading pleasure. 

I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book.

*4.5 stars

WHISKEY CHICK

by Ryan Ringbloom
Whiskey Dick, #2
Publication Date: September 9, 2018
Genres: Adult, Romantic Comedy, Contemporary, Romance, Standalone

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SYNOPSIS:

A NIGHT FULL OF HARD FEELINGS

Nothing like this has ever happened to me before. It’s a fluke. Too much whiskey. Believe me when I say, it will NEVER happen again.

I’m trying not to take it personally. Sh*t happens. It was a blind date. She drank too much whiskey. I hope it wasn’t a reflection on me.

Okay, so the first date didn’t work out. But what happens when the second one doesn’t either?

Fate’s a funny thing.
She likes him.
He likes her.
They say the third time’s a charm….

Get ready to laugh, cringe, and swoon as fate blindly intervenes in this lovable Romantic Comedy.

This is a standalone book that features a new couple intended for mature readers.

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Review

If I could rate this higher than 5 stars, I would! It’s been awhile since I laughed so hard while reading. Tears fell from my eyes, even!

I was looking forward to Whiskey Chick, and it more than exceeded my expectations. It was very funny and steamy. The chemistry between Adam & Remi was palpable, even after the disastrous way their first date ended & despite the humor that the encounter provided Adam’s family with.

I enjoyed the role reversal the author did between Remi & Paisley. It was a first for me. Yet, I loved both heroines.

I unreservedly and wholeheartedly recommend that you read Whiskey Chick! 

I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book.

*5 stars

ABOUT RYAN RINGBLOOM

Hi, I’m Ryan Ringbloom, a Jersey girl who doesn’t write Alphas. I couldn’t if I tried. Social Media stresses me the frick out, yet I can’t seem to walk away from it. I love to binge watch TV. I think cats are awesome. I’m obsessed with coffee and Fireball. But never together. My road rage is ridiculous. And if there is ever a zombie apocalypse, I won’t even try to run. I will let the first one I see eat my brain and get it over with.

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Blog Tour – ARC Review|Giveaway: Hush (Nights #8) by A.M. Salinger ~ 5 stars


Hush
A.M. Salinger
(Nights Series, #8)
Publication date: October 16th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Tom Sutherland is an arrogant prick. There, I said it. Okay, so he’s also my assistant and I couldn’t survive without him, but that doesn’t make him less of an irritating bastard — Lana

Lana Keele is a witch. A beautiful, frustrating witch placed on this earth to torment me. Yeah, she’s my boss, but she’s still the most maddening creature I’ve ever had the misfortune to cross paths with — Tom

When Lana Keele, president of Keele Industries and only surviving heir to business tycoon Oliver Keele, wakes up in her devil-of-an-assistant’s bed after a drunken night out, she fears the worst. That is, until prissy Mr. Perfect Tom Sutherland declares that she’s the last woman he’d ever want to sleep with.

After surviving four years in the company of the infuriating woman he’d lusted after since his teens, Tom has had just about enough of the unholy siren that is Lana, especially when she turns up inebriated on his doorstep one night and demands sex. Convinced that Lana will never return his affections, Tom decides that it’s high time to get over his unrequited love.

Except Lana doesn’t quite seem to agree with this plan. Not after she sees him with another woman. Not after she confronts him about it. And most definitely not after he succumbs to temptation and kisses her.

As they finally ignite the fire that has burned so long between them, Tom cannot help but be certain that for Lana, this is just about sex. Will he be satisfied with only having the body of the woman he loves and not possess her heart? Or will Lana convince Tom that she truly means to give him her everything?

Discover Lana and Tom’s story in this sexy and stormy addition to the hot, contemporary romance series Nights by A.M. Salinger. Note from the author: although each book inNights can be read as a standalone, you will enjoy this series even more if you read the books in order!

This is a novella length MF romance with a HEA.

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Review

Hush is a quick, steamy & satisfying read.

Putting an intriguing twist on the popular office romance trope, Lana & Tom reverse roles as boss & PA, providing heat & humor. I really enjoyed it, as I had just finished a long book, and was looking to unwind with a book that was enjoyable.

I recommend it for its lightness, plot & steam.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

 

Author Bio:

Ava Marie Salinger is the pen name of an Amazon bestselling author who has always wanted to write scorching hot contemporary and erotic romance. In 2018, she finally decided to venture to the steamy side. NIGHTS is the first of several sizzling series featuring sweet, sexy men and women with dark pasts and a whole lot of love to give to the ones brave enough to fight for their hearts. When she’s not dreaming up hotties to write about, you’ll find Ava creating kickass music playlists to write to, spying on the wildlife in her garden, drooling over gadgets, and eating Chinese.

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ARC Review: Sin & Ink (Sweetest Taboo #1) by Naima Simone ~ 5 stars

I love anything Naima Simone writes, so to say I was eagerly looking forward to reading Sin & Ink would be a huge understatement. I also love forbidden/taboo tropes in romance; something about the angst, thrill & dirtiness of it all is exciting. But, enough yapping… Let me introduce you to Knox & Eden, and show you why I loved this book.

 

Title: Sin & Ink

Series: Sweetest Taboo #1

Author: Naima Simone

Publisher: Entangled: Scorched

Publication Date: October 15th, 2018

Blurb

There’s sin, and then there’s literally going-straight-to-hell sin…

Being in lust with my dead brother’s wife pretty much guarantees that one day I’ll be the devil’s bitch. But Eden Gordon works with me, so it’s getting harder and harder to stay away. I promised my family—and him—I would, though.

My days as an MMA champion are behind me. But whenever I see her, with those wicked curves and soft mouth created for dirty deeds, it’s a knock-down fight to just maintain my distance. “Hard Knox” becomes more than just the name of my tattoo shop. However, surrendering to the forbidden might be worth losing everything…

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Review

With a ton of despair and pain wafting off him, Knox Gordon fits perfectly the bill of a sexy, damaged hero. Struggling in the aftermath of his brother’s death, Knox’s guilt is like a physical albatross, weighing him down. He’s barely living, except for the moments Eden is in his presence.

Unaware of how deep the still river that is Knox flows, Eden is at once fascinated & intimidated by his raw masculinity. On the cusp of figuring herself out, she is unprepared for the wealth of emotion that letting Knox deeper into her life will unleash.

This book had me all hot & bothered. Naima Simone made this taboo romance so hot, yet tender & sensuous. The desperation with which Knox touches and loves Eden is so intense, I couldn’t help but feel the yearning he had for her. Torturing himself with taking what he can get, Knox is convinced he’ll never be good enough for her to choose him.

I really enjoyed this book. The plot is engaging and riveting, with the couple’s chemistry literally leaping off the page. The secondary characters were also intriguing, and I definitely would love to see if they reappear in the series.

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

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About Naima Simone

USA Today Bestselling author NAIME SIMONE’s love of romance was first stirred by Johanna Lindsey, Sandra Brown and Linda Howard many years ago. Well not that many. She is only eighteen…ish. Though her first attempt at a romance novel starring Ralph Tresvant from New Edition never saw the light of day, her love of romance, reading and writing has endured. Published since 2009, she spends her days—and nights— writing sizzling romances with a touch of humor and snark.

She is wife to Superman, or his non-Kryptonian, less bullet proof equivalent, and mother to the most awesome kids ever. They all live in perfect, sometimes domestically-challenged bliss in the southern United States.

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Blog Tour|ARC Review|Giveaway: The Fear of Falling by Amanda Cowen ~ 4 stars

The Fear of Falling
Amanda Cowen
Publication date: October 8th 2018
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

When Ella Jones’ twenty-first birthday ends with a bang – literally – she never imagined it would be with her best friend since freshman year, Ryan Owen.

A year later, after their so called “mistake”, they’re still best friends and about to rock their Senior year at the University of San Francisco. But when Ryan returns from spending a summer in Australia and brings back a friend, Liam George, who takes an immediate liking to Ella, Ryan starts to question the Aussie’s intentions with his best friend. The trouble is, Ryan has a girlfriend of his own, and Ella and Ryan swore they would never cross that line again – until they do.

They try not to let their second slip up affect their friendship, but when Spring Break forces them to vacation under the same roof; and Ryan’s ex walks back into his life, Ella is shocked by a fierce stab of possessiveness. And when Ella continues to see Liam, Ryan finds himself plagued by unfamiliar jealousy. With their friendship strained for the first time, Ella and Ryan face an alarming truth: Maybe they can’t be just friends. Maybe they are falling faster than expected. And maybe, deep down, they want to.

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REVIEW

This is a well-written, realistic romance.

I liked – and am envious of – Ella & Ryan’s friendship. It was sweet & fun. They always had each other’s back, yet were comfortable with each other enough to tease & joke around.

The author did a great job of portraying the panic and indecisiveness that both characters experience when they realise that their relationship status could be changing. It dragged on for quite some time, but I still enjoyed the book.

A fairly quick read, I recommend this book for lovers of angst-filled romances.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book.

Author Bio:

Amanda Cowen can be found eating cupcakes, singing off-key, or watching a good RomCom when she isn’t trapped on her computer writing stories. She is an “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” fanatic, a hater of roller-coasters and a country music junkie. She lives in Thunder Bay, ON where the summers are short and the winters are long.

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Release Blitz: Runaway Girl by Tessa Bailey ~ 5 stars

Title: Runaway Girl
Author: Tessa Bailey
Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 24, 2018
 
Blurb
It’s Naomi Clemons’s big day. Her dream wedding. And she’s outta here.
One moment. A chance meeting of gazes through the church window pane with someone familiar who radiates intrigue. Independence. It’s the final push Naomi needs to realize…she’s boring. A blonde, cookie cutter, well mannered trophy wife-to-be. How can she expect to lead a fulfilling married life when she’s never lived?
Special Forces diver Jason Bristow needs a beauty pageant coach. Not for himself—although the tattooed bruiser could definitely use some charm. For his little sister who he has returned to St. Augustine, Florida to raise. When a beautiful southern debutante lands on his doorstep, she awakens a hunger that won’t be ignored. If only she wasn’t planning on winning back the ex-fiancé she left at the altar…
Despite the potential for ruin, heat continues to build between Naomi and Jason beneath the sultry Florida sunshine, consuming them both. But they’re on borrowed time…and it’s about to run out.

 

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I didn’t think I could ever like Naomi Clemons, but Tessa made a liar out of me. I swear – I love her just as much as Addison… or probably more! A hardened, world-weary soldier clashing with a former beauty pageant queen with a penchant for being proper… Who could resist that?! There’s a certain rhythm and rhyme to this story that ensures you won’t want to put it down until you’ve read the last line.

In a testament to how freakishly talented Tessa Bailey is, Naomi’s search for her “true self” created a soft spot for her in my heart, changing my earlier opinion of her completely. Appearances are truly NOT what they seem, as Naomi struggles to match what she should do with how she feels. I loved Naomi – watching her struggle to find herself while fighting not to love Jason & Birdie was simply adorable.

Jason is a sexy, sweet man. A little lost while taking extended leave to take care of his sister, fate has smiled on him by delivering Naomi in his life – even when he didn’t know how much he actually needed her. Initially captivated by her physical beauty & propriety, he’s resigned to let her go when the job she’s hired to do is over. What he doesn’t count on is her sticking deep into his heart. Jason… Jason… God! That man! He was amazing. I also loved his relationship with his sister, and liked the key role Naomi played in it.

While Jason struggles with his feelings for Naomi, Tessa proves – again – that she’s the queen of dirty-talking alpha males by treating us to his filthy, no-holds-barred sexy talk. Talk about heat!!!

This book is chock full of humor, love strength and sexy times, & I wholeheartedly recommend it.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

 

Author Bio
Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school
graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans and laptop, driving cross-country to New York City in under four days.
Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her
husband, best friend and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put
herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace
University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention.
She now lives in Long Island, New York with her husband of ten years and six-year-old daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.
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Release Blitz: Body Check (Blades Hockey #4) by Maria Luis ~ 5 stars

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Title: Body Check

Series: Blades Hockey #4 (standalone)

Author: Maria Luis

Genre: Sexy Sports Romance

Release Date: September 13th, 2018

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They call me the Badass of Hockey.
The Beast of the Northeast.
And I’m not just referring to my stick play on the ice.

As Captain for the Boston Blades, I’ve spent years working toward bringing home the Stanley Cup.

But when the owners sell us out to Hollywood, suddenly we’re not just playing for thousands of fans, we’re cracking open our lives on a new reality show, Getting Pucked. They want all the dirty details, and I’d rather take a puck to the gonads than peel back the curtains on my life.

Not when it could take me out of the game for good.

I agree to sign the contract on one condition: they hire New England’s reigning queen of media to call the shots.

Holly Belliveaux Carter.

The woman who drives me to insanity and turns me on with nothing but a quirk of her lips and the sound of her laugh. The only woman I’ve ever loved.

The problem?
She’s my ex-wife.

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Review

There is absolutely no way that you’ll get to the end of this book without falling completely in love with Jackson & Holly. Their story is a bittersweet tale of second chances, survival, hard decisions and unconditional love.

From the very beginning, you love Holly. Short in stature, her personality is large enough that it makes you sit up and take notice. Far from a pushover, she’s pushed herself to excel in something unrelated to Jackson Carter, but her heart won’t get the memo that she should be over him.

Jackson is the very definition of tall, dark and brooding. He’s the silent, sexy type, but has a voice and influence and uses it to guide his teammates on and off the ice. He’s been married to hockey for most of his life, and his real marriage suffered for it. When life-changing events force him to reassess his priorities, Holly is the first person he reaches out to.

It was heartwarming to see as Jackson attempted to get Holly’s attention. He owned up to his mistakes, as did she – fully communicating in a way they didn’t do while married. Their rekindled romance was hot, sweet and tender all at once. Their secret gestures and glances and they way they were attuned to each other left no doubt about their chemistry.

He kisses me like he plays hockey: with every last corner of his soul.”

I really love the Blades family. Mara Luis manages to not just make me hurt for Jackson and Holly, but laugh out loud at the humor she effortlessly wove into the story line – from the couple’s own shenanigans (I’m giving hotel beds serious side-eye from now on) to the team’s hilarious banter.

You looking for a second chance romance with lots of heart and humor while calling attention to a serious cause? I recommend Body Check in all its glory.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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EXCERPT

🏒HOLLY 🏒

A year without seeing Jackson’s bare chest is like a year without basking in sunlight.

        You can get through it.

        Hell, some days you might even relish the murky, gray skies and the heavy snowfall.

        Until you get a glimpse of what you’ve been missing. It’s straight downhill from there.

        “Can you please put a shirt on?”

        I hear the words leave my mouth as I visually soak up the panther-like way Jackson’s hands move to the bench on either side of his hips. Jackson’s always been ripped, but this is . . . just wow. His arm muscles flex, the visible tendons that run along his biceps and down over his forearms visibly rippling. I bet if I were to Urban Dictionary “arm porn,” I’d find Jackson’s picture as the only definition.

        Down, girl.

        Dark eyes flit over my body, lingering on my thighs and waist before returning to my face. His grin is slow, knowing. “You look flushed, Holls. Feelin’ overheated?”

        Unfortunately.

        I trace my fingers over the cool metal strap of my purse and cling tightly to the linked chain. Since approaching Coach Hall, I’ve combed through this conversation with Jackson a million times over in my head. I’ve pictured him falling at my feet, grateful as all get-out for doing him a solid. I’ve imagined him turning ambivalent, like I’m a little too late to the cause. I’ve even played out entire scenarios where he’s so overcome with happiness that he twirls me around in the air like I’m some sort of Disney princess on ice.

In none of those versions of the conversation, however, do the following words even consider being uttered: “Your nipples are hard.”

Except that’s what I say.

Your. Nipples. Are. Hard.

        Oh my God, someone kill me.

        Jackson’s dark brows shoot up. “Excuse me?”

        “Your nipples,” my stupid mouth utters without my support, “they’re hard as diamonds.”

        Eyebrows still arched high, he sits up a little. Glances down at his chest and rock-hard abs. Like a woman possessed, I count each abdominal ridge as though I’m in pre-k and learning how to count on my fingers with the Count from Sesame Street: one delicious ab, two delicious abs, three delicious abs, ah ah ah.

        Girl, you are losing it.

Jackson tilts his head, clearly trying to eyeball his pecs. “How many carats you thinkin’?”

        I cannot believe I’m having this conversation right now.

        I slam my eyes shut. “One.”

        “Yeah?” The blatant humor in his voice is nearly tangible, and I get the feeling that he’s dragging his thumb along his bottom lip, trying to keep a lid on fully-blown laughter. “Just one?”

        “Cubic zirconia. Off the shelf of Target.”

        “Fitting,” he husks out, “since you’d live in Target if they let you.”

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Maria Luis is the author of sexy contemporary romances, though she may or may not have a few historical romances hiding in the cobwebs of her computer.

When she’s not writing about strong men and the sassy women who sweep them off their feet, Maria is a historian who specializes in medieval England and 19th century New Orleans. What do the two eras have in common, you ask? Not much, except for disease, scandalous activities and crime—Maria’s favorite topics.

Maria lives in New Orleans with her better half, where she can generally be found hiking with her two dogs, Zeus and Athena, kayaking in Louisiana’s inter-coastal waterways, or curled up on the couch with a good book.

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Blog Tour: ARC Review & Excerpt Reveal – Ravage (Civil Corruption #4) by Jessica Prince ~ 4.5 stars

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Ravage by Jessica Prince
Series: Civil Corruption Book 4
Release Date: September 10, 2018

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Synopsis: Mason Keller is broken, destructive, and the only man I’ve ever loved.

I met him when I was just a child, but I knew there would never be anyone else.

He lit my world with each smile and warmed my heart just by looking at me.

But he was my brother’s best friend…

Which meant I was off limits.

So he let me go and took my heart with him.

Now everything has changed, and the obstacles that kept us apart all our lives are no longer in the way.

He wants to claim me.

He wants to own me.

He wants to ravage my world.

And if I’m not careful…

I just might let him.

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Review

I had mixed feelings going into this book. I was excited to FINALLY read Mason & Lyla’s story, yet disappointed that the series would be ending.

In my humble opinion, this book is aptly named. It is – to me – the most heartbreaking book of the series. Lyla hurts a lot before she gets the HEA she’s dreamed about since childhood. Her heart is broken in different ways throughout the book. Her strength of character is admirable, though, as she struggles to put herself back together after each hardship.

Mason Keller has always had a soft spot for Lyla, but a misguided sense of loyalty prevents him from taking things further. As time, life and new relationships get in the way, Mase realises more and more how integral to his life Lyla has always been – and will always be. As he figures out that his Civil Corruption family will always be there, he sets himself the task of repairing Lyla’s heart.

I really enjoyed this series finale, and fully, unequivocally recommend it and the entire series for your reading pleasure!

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

 

Excerpt:

I stopped in the doorway, propping my shoulder against the jamb. Then I did what I’d done every night for the past four and a half years. I looked to that picture on her nightstand, feeling that familiar swell in my chest at the sight of it. Then I turned my gaze to her and watched as she lay on her stomach, stretched across our bed with her feet kicked up in the air while she scrawled in that old leather-bound journal I’d bought her years ago. It was something she’d done every night since we found it in a box in that storage building, taking a few minutes to herself to recount her day on paper. It was her own personal quiet time that she loved, and I always made sure to give her the privacy she needed to do it.

As if sensing my presence, she turned her head and hit me with a beaming smile. “Hey.”

“Hey, baby. Am I interrupting?”

“Nope,” she answered, using the ribbon to mark her page and flipping the journal closed. “All done. Will go down okay?”

“Out like a light.”

She bit her bottom lip and lowered her eyelids to half-mast as she pushed up and sat back on her haunches. The pale purple nightie she was wearing teased at all the beauty that lay beneath. “Perfect, ’cause I’m in the mood to play.”

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About the Author:

Born and raised around Houston Texas, Jessica spent most of her life complaining about the heat, humidity, and all around pain in the ass weather. It was only as an adult that she quickly realized the cost of living in Houston made up for not being able to breathe when she stepped outside. That’s why God created central air, after all.

Jessica is the mother of a perfect little boy–she refuses to accept that he inherited her attitude and sarcastic nature no matter what her husband says.

In addition to being a wife and mom, she’s also a wino, coffee addict, and an avid lover of all types of books–romances still being her all time favs. Her husband likes to claim that reading is her obsession but she just says it’s a passion…there’s a difference. Not that she’d expect a boy to understand.

Jessica has been writing since she was a little girl, but thankfully grew out of drawing her own pictures for her stories before ever publishing her first book. Because an artist she is not.

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Blog Tour: ARC Review|Excerpt Reveal|Giveaway: Block Shot (A Hoops Novel) by Kennedy Ryan ~ 5 stars

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“Kennedy Ryan’s writing continues to amaze and inspire. She is a genius wordsmith and a prose poet. And in Banner Morales, she has created the perfect heroine for this day and age. Don’t miss this read. It’s everything.” — Emma Scott, Bestselling Author

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JARED

If I had a dollar for every time Banner Morales made my heart skip a beat…

The heart everyone assumes is frozen over.

Her anger is…arousing.

Every glare from those fire-spitting eyes, every time she grits her teeth,

gets me…well, you know.

If I had a dollar for every time she’s put me in my place, I’d be an even richer man.

I’m a successful sports agent because I assume “no” means you’ll think about it.

I’m sure what you meant to say is “Coming right up.”

They say even rich men don’t always get what they want,

but those men don’t know how to play the game. The trick is to keep them guessing.

Take Banner. She assumes she’s winning, but this game?

She doesn’t even know how to play.

BANNER

If I had a dollar for every time Jared Foster broke my heart, I’d have exactly one dollar.

One night. One epic fail. One dollar…and I’m out.

I’ve moved on.

I’ve found success in a field ruled by men.

Anything they can do, I have done better.

They can keep the field while I call the shots, blocking them when I have to.

And Jared has the nerve to think he gets a second chance?

Boy, please. Go sit down. Have several seats.

I’ll just be over here ignoring the man carved from my fantasies with a lust-tipped chisel.

Oh, I didn’t say the struggle wasn’t real.

But I’ve got that one dollar, and Jared won’t have me.

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This is the second novel by Kennedy Ryan I’m reading, and I don’t think there are enough stars to rate it.

Banner is the type of heroine we dream of being: a bad-ass with the right amount of feelings. However, the real reason Banner resonates as a true heroine is because she is real and relatable. A woman who’s a professional in a man’s world, struggling with the same insecurities that all women face: being good enough race-wise, weight-wise & career-wise. She’s a character that so many readers would “get”. She’s not afraid of her ability to get the job done and fights hard, even when there are a thousand others with her skills looking for a chance to take away her position.

It may be a jungle, and they may be lions… But the daughter of a lion is still a lion…”

I din’t just like Banner from the very beginning – I loved her. Even when she grappled with her insecurities, shame and guilt, she was still the sweet, gorgeous woman that I met and immediately liked in chapter 3. The dedication she showed to her family, friends and clients is what Jared loved about her, though it caused him grief, at times.

Jared is the smug, arrogant, sexy alpha that we fantasize about claiming us. His personality was one I wasn’t expecting. He doesn’t like people. He’s never seen women as more than a means to an end. When he meets Banner, he’s smart enough to realise that Banner’s too good for his ruthless, dark mind, but he doesn’t care. He wants Banner, and he doesn’t apologise, or make excuses for it.

I’m living proof that ruthless people who don’t give a f#@k want special things, too.”

Even when he admits to planning to steal Banner away from her man for himself, I could only be charmed by his persistence. He plays to win. He pursues Banner with a single-minded purpose, intent on having her.

I don’t want you for good, Banner… I want you forever.”

It is his association with Banner that teaches him what love is, and how to express it. He’s still a man who would take any path to get what he wants, but his darkness is tempered with Banner’s light and goodness. While he doesn’t care about who he steps on, he cares about Banner’s feelings and not hurting her.

Banner & Jared were convincing as a couple. Their chemistry was off-the-chains crazy! Even people who were seeing them interact for the first time could sense there was something deep between them. Their banter & lovemaking was not just sexy, but intimate.

This book is lighter than the last book I read by Kennedy Ryan, but has no less of an impact. I recommend it as an inspiring enemies-to-lovers romance.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

 

Excerpt:

I stretch my arm toward the wall and turn out the lights.

With the light snuffed out, my other senses rise, hunting for her in the dark. The smell of her hair and her quick, shallow breaths. My sight adjusts until the heavy black curtain completely obscuring her fades to gray. Light from the outer room spills under the door, revealing just the shape, the outline of her, but still camouflaging details. I cup her cheek, taking a moment to appreciate the softness of her skin, the silky hair brushing my knuckles. I’m not an idiot. She wants the lights out because she’s self-conscious, but from my perspective, she has nothing to be ashamed of.

“I think you’re beautiful, Ban.”

“You do?” she asks, her voice hushed.

My words surprise me as much as they seem to surprise her, because I don’t say shit like that to girls. The prettiest ones usually seem to already know, which makes any admiration I’d express redundant. But Banner . . . she’s so beautiful, and I’m not sure she knows.

“I do.” I push the hair away from her face.

“Uh . . . thank you.” Her laugh isn’t much more than a breath. “The lights are out, so I’m not sure that compliment counts.”

“I know your face by heart. You have seven freckles here.” I swipe a finger over the straight bridge of her nose and drift down to caress her full lips and the tiny dent in her cheek her smile displays. “And a dimple right here.”

I explore the smooth skin of her nape, under a heavy fall of hair.

“Now I want to know your body, too,” I say softly. “Take off your clothes for me, Banner.”

After a sharply indrawn breath, she raises her arms. The rustle of her clothes—the sweatshirt, jeans, socks, shoes—being discarded whisper in the dark. I approximate her by touch, reaching for her arms and closing my fingers around the softness, the velvety skin. I lower my head and run my nose along her neck, discovering.

“You always smell so good.” I’ve wanted to tell her that since the first night we studied here.

“Pretty Pastel,” she replies, her laugh low, nervous.

“What?” I pause.

“The smell. It’s my dryer sheets. The scent is Pretty Pastel.”

“I like it.” I resume my exploration, running a palm over her shoulder, her collarbone until I find the soft, full weight of her breasts, testing them in my hands, cupping them, holding them, brushing the nipples with my thumbs until they pebble and her breaths come harshly.

“You like that?” I ask.

I see her head nod in the semi-darkness. “Yeah. It feels good.”

Her touch startles me in the best way, her hand finding my face, traveling over my mouth, eyes, and hair. I sense her approach, feel tiny pants of breath on my lips, and anticipation has me panting, too, shortens my breath and sharpens my senses. Her mouth seeks mine, eager and sweet when she kisses me. Her pleasure, her excitement matches, answers, fans mine.

I guide her back down to the couch, and with a hand at her shoulder, urge her to stretch out. I’d shave points off my GPA for a glimpse of her, but she doesn’t want that. I get it, so I settle for a taste.

 

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A Top 30 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy Ryan writes about women from all walks of life, empowering them and placing them firmly at the center of each story and in charge of their own destinies. Her heroes respect, cherish and lose their minds for the women who capture their hearts.

She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son. She has always leveraged her journalism background to write for charity and non-profit organizations, but enjoys writing to raise Autism awareness most. A contributor for Modern Mom Magazine and Frolic, Kennedy’s writings have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today and many others. The founder and executive director of a foundation serving Atlanta Autism families, she has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other media outlets as an advocate for families living with autism.

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“Kennedy Ryan’s writing continues to amaze and inspire. She is a genius wordsmith and a prose poet. And in Banner Morales, she has created the perfect heroine for this day and age. Don’t miss this read. It’s everything.” — Emma Scott, Bestselling Author

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JARED

If I had a dollar for every time Banner Morales made my heart skip a beat…

The heart everyone assumes is frozen over.

Her anger is…arousing.

Every glare from those fire-spitting eyes, every time she grits her teeth,

gets me…well, you know.

If I had a dollar for every time she’s put me in my place, I’d be an even richer man.

I’m a successful sports agent because I assume “no” means you’ll think about it.

I’m sure what you meant to say is “Coming right up.”

They say even rich men don’t always get what they want,

but those men don’t know how to play the game. The trick is to keep them guessing.

Take Banner. She assumes she’s winning, but this game?

She doesn’t even know how to play.

BANNER

If I had a dollar for every time Jared Foster broke my heart, I’d have exactly one dollar.

One night. One epic fail. One dollar…and I’m out.

I’ve moved on.

I’ve found success in a field ruled by men.

Anything they can do, I have done better.

They can keep the field while I call the shots, blocking them when I have to.

And Jared has the nerve to think he gets a second chance?

Boy, please. Go sit down. Have several seats.

I’ll just be over here ignoring the man carved from my fantasies with a lust-tipped chisel.

Oh, I didn’t say the struggle wasn’t real.

But I’ve got that one dollar, and Jared won’t have me.

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A Top 30 Amazon Bestseller, Kennedy Ryan writes about women from all walks of life, empowering them and placing them firmly at the center of each story and in charge of their own destinies. Her heroes respect, cherish and lose their minds for the women who capture their hearts.

She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son. She has always leveraged her journalism background to write for charity and non-profit organizations, but enjoys writing to raise Autism awareness most. A contributor for Modern Mom Magazine and Frolic, Kennedy’s writings have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today and many others. The founder and executive director of a foundation serving Atlanta Autism families, she has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other media outlets as an advocate for families living with autism.

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Blog Tour: Nothing But Trouble (Irresistible Billionaires #1) by Ashley Bostock ~ 3 stars


Nothing But Trouble
Ashley Bostock
Publication date: August 28th 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Billionaire CEO Michael Vilander needed just one date. Creating a fake profile on his own matchmaking website may not have been his brightest move. But then Sophia Baldwin’s arresting face pops up on his CHAT NOW feature. Not only is she gorgeous, but after spending half the night exchanging messages with her, he finds her to be naive, innocent and way too sexy.

Twenty-four-year-old Sophia Baldwin is barely able to make ends meet. Caring for her sick grandmother prevents her from having a normal life—aspirations of attending college full-time to become a nurse are on the back burner—but then she meets the charming and dazzling Clint on an online dating site. When he asks her to the Denver Arts Foundation’s Annual Valentine’s Day Gala, she’s confident things are looking up.

Once Sophia learns that her hot date is none other than website mogul Michael Vilander, she’s definitely not mentioning her night job. What’s a lie by omission anyway? After all, it’s only one date…Until Michael’s ex flaunts her fancy engagement ring in Michael’s face and something compels Sophia to announce her and Michael’s engagement. AKA, fake engagement. They agree on one month to pretend they’re in love before all bets are off.

Pretending to be in love with a sweet and sexy billionaire, but not actually falling in love, ahem, how hard could it be?

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This is a light, sweet, yet steamy romance.

I liked Michael’s character growth, and his patience while he waited for Sophia to accept that he wouldn’t give up on her and that he would always be there. I also liked that the couple didn’t consummate their desire immediately. It was refreshing to have them wait. While I felt that the story was missing something, I loved how sweet the story was and enjoyed the way that Michael and Sophia interacted throughout.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

 

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Ashley Bostock is a Colorado Native and currently lives in Nebraska, with daydreams of moving back home. All her books feature sexy-as-hell heroes and strong heroines. She loves reading any chance she gets – Jill Shalvis, M. O’Keefe, Rachel Gibson, Karen Robards and Jennifer Probst are some of her favorites! Ashley loves traveling – in a wanderlust’s eyes, she’s hardly touched the world but to those that rarely travel, she’s been everywhere. Thailand, Cambodia, Japan, Turks & Caicos, Russia, China, Tahiti, Vietnam and Scotland, just to name a few.

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Excerpt Reveal: Body Check (Blades Hockey #4) by Maria Luis

 

Title: Body Check

Series: Blades Hockey #4 (standalone)

Author: Maria Luis

Genre: Sexy Sports Romance

Release Date: September 13th, 2018

BLURB

They call me the Badass of Hockey.
The Beast of the Northeast.
And I’m not just referring to my stick play on the ice.

As Captain for the Boston Blades, I’ve spent years working toward bringing home the Stanley Cup. 

But when the owners sell us out to Hollywood, suddenly we’re not just playing for thousands of fans, we’re cracking open our lives on a new reality show, Getting Pucked. They want all the dirty details, and I’d rather take a puck to the gonads than peel back the curtains on my life.

Not when it could take me out of the game for good. 

I agree to sign the contract on one condition: they hire New England’s reigning queen of media to call the shots.

Holly Belliveaux Carter.

The woman who drives me to insanity and turns me on with nothing but a quirk of her lips and the sound of her laugh. The only woman I’ve ever loved. 

The problem?
She’s my ex-wife.

EXCERPT

🏒HOLLY 🏒

A year without seeing Jackson’s bare chest is like a year without basking in sunlight.

        You can get through it.

        Hell, some days you might even relish the murky, gray skies and the heavy snowfall.

        Until you get a glimpse of what you’ve been missing. It’s straight downhill from there.

        “Can you please put a shirt on?”

        I hear the words leave my mouth as I visually soak up the panther-like way Jackson’s hands move to the bench on either side of his hips. Jackson’s always been ripped, but this is . . . just wow. His arm muscles flex, the visible tendons that run along his biceps and down over his forearms visibly rippling. I bet if I were to Urban Dictionary “arm porn,” I’d find Jackson’s picture as the only definition.

        Down, girl.

        Dark eyes flit over my body, lingering on my thighs and waist before returning to my face. His grin is slow, knowing. “You look flushed, Holls. Feelin’ overheated?”

        Unfortunately.

        I trace my fingers over the cool metal strap of my purse and cling tightly to the linked chain. Since approaching Coach Hall, I’ve combed through this conversation with Jackson a million times over in my head. I’ve pictured him falling at my feet, grateful as all get-out for doing him a solid. I’ve imagined him turning ambivalent, like I’m a little too late to the cause. I’ve even played out entire scenarios where he’s so overcome with happiness that he twirls me around in the air like I’m some sort of Disney princess on ice.

In none of those versions of the conversation, however, do the following words even consider being uttered: “Your nipples are hard.”

Except that’s what I say.

Your. Nipples. Are. Hard.

        Oh my God, someone kill me.

        Jackson’s dark brows shoot up. “Excuse me?”

        “Your nipples,” my stupid mouth utters without my support, “they’re hard as diamonds.”

        Eyebrows still arched high, he sits up a little. Glances down at his chest and rock-hard abs. Like a woman possessed, I count each abdominal ridge as though I’m in pre-k and learning how to count on my fingers with the Count from Sesame Streetone delicious ab, two delicious abs, three delicious abs, ah ah ah.

        Girl, you are losing it.

Jackson tilts his head, clearly trying to eyeball his pecs. “How many carats you thinkin’?”

        I cannot believe I’m having this conversation right now.

        I slam my eyes shut. “One.”

        “Yeah?” The blatant humor in his voice is nearly tangible, and I get the feeling that he’s dragging his thumb along his bottom lip, trying to keep a lid on fully-blown laughter. “Just one?”

        “Cubic zirconia. Off the shelf of Target.”

        “Fitting,” he husks out, “since you’d live in Target if they let you.”

 

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Release Blitz: My Kinda Forever (Summer Sisters #6) by Lacey Black

Today we have the release day blitz for My Kinda Forever by Lacey Black! Make sure you grab your copy today!!

Title: My Kinda Forever

Series: Summer Sisters, Book 6

Author: Lacey Black

About My Kinda Forever:

Alone. Everything changed for Meghan Summer that fateful February night. All she had, all she saw in her future, was stripped away in the blink of an eye. Even though she finds herself surrounded by her growing family, at the end of the day, there’s nothing but a gaping hole where her heart once beat. Or so she thinks…

 

Her. Nick Adams shouldn’t want her. First off, she’s his employee and friend, but more importantly, she’s grieving the loss of her fiancé. Even now, more than two years later, which is why it’s important he be there for Meghan as her confidante, without checking out her stellar ass. However, his heart is pulling him toward her…

 

Together. How do you move past the hurt and pain to forge a new normal? Can Nick and Meghan make a go of their connection? What happens when their newfound love is put to the ultimate test as another is brought in the mix: a ghost.

 

*Though part of a series, this book can be read as a standalone. It is intended for those 18 and over due to graphic language, descriptive sex, and the world’s most inappropriate grandparents.

 

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Suddenly, being alone with Nick in the dojo has me nervous. I’m shifting my weight from foot to foot and not completely sure what to do with my hands. “Hey,” he finally says, offering me a small smile.

“Hi.”

“You ready?”

“As I’ll ever be,” I grumble, not really sure if I can do this.

Or if I should.

No, I definitely should. After what happened last week, a woman should know a few basic self-defense moves.

Nick heads over to the bench and unties his belt, dropping it on the bench beside my bag. Then, he strips off his white jacket.

My jaw hits the floor.

Unlike our time on the boat Monday, where he wasn’t wearing a shirt, this time he’s wearing a white tank top underneath, and if it’s possible, I think it makes him hotter. It hugs his very hard, very muscular upper body in a way that I’ve only read about in books. (Or saw one time when Linkin stripped for my sister, Lexi.) His shoulders…my word, his shoulders. The definition and muscles are like a work of art. Nick turns back to face me. “Is this okay? It’s hot.”

Yep. Definitely hot.

“Umm, sure. Whatever. Fine.” I know I try to sound casual, but really, it just comes out like a bumbling, blubbering teenager.

“Good. Now come here,” he instructs, and the tone goes straight to the apex of my legs (which are practically shaking, by the way). Why does it sound dirty?

“I’m going to show you just a few moves to help you escape an assailant. The first is an open hand strike. You’re going to use the heel of your hand to strike some of your assailant’s most sensitive areas,” he teaches, demonstrating the move. “Aim for the eyes, nose, mouth, or neck.” He stands in front of me and holds my hand, positioning it and showing me the correct ways to execute. “Here,” he adds, moving my hand to his face.

I can feel his breath on the palm of my hand as I slowly shadow his movements, practicing without actually striking him.

“Good. Now, if he comes at you from behind, your elbow is a valuable weapon. It’s hard, and when thrust into his face, neck, or stomach, you could definitely buy some precious time to get away.” He moves behind me and I immediately thrust upward with my elbow. He easily dodges the blow, as mortification tinges my cheeks.

“Oh my God, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean to try to hit you, it just…was a reflex,” I insist.

“You’re fine,” he chuckles. “It’s good for you to actually practice the moves. Well, except this next one. No need to practice the knee to the groin. Just know it’s one of the most effective ways to disarm an assailant. If done right, your perp will be lying on the ground, crying for his mommy while you run away,” Nick teases, holding his hand over his…area.

Of course, my eyes drop down.

Why wouldn’t they?

He was just referring to someone’s…package.

“Yeah, no need to practice that,” I quickly reply, again a blush burning my neck and cheeks.

Is it hot in here?

“Let’s go over a few ways to block a punch or slap,” he says, showing me a few techniques using my arms and hands, before finally demonstrating what to do if the assailant gets me down on the ground.

Yep, I’ve officially lost my mind. I’m practically rolling around on the mat with Nick, who is trying to teach me moves that might one day save my life. And all I can think about is the way his arms feel when they wrap around me or the way his package brushes up against my thigh, not once, but five times.

Five.

Yes, I counted.

“Okay, that’s the basics. I want to do a few of them in a real-life situation. Stand over there, and I’ll come at you. I want you to take me down.”

“Wait, what? I can’t take you down. You’re…big.”

And, cue the blush…

Nick chuckles. “I’ll be okay, honey. Promise.” Then he winks at me, and my entire body seems to catch fire. “Ready?”

No. I’m definitely not ready for this.

 

About Lacey Black:

Lacey Black is a Midwestern girl with a passion for reading, writing, and shopping. She carries her e-reader with her everywhere she goes so she never misses an opportunity to read a few pages. Always looking for a happily ever after, Lacey is passionate about contemporary romance novels and enjoys it further when you mix in a little suspense. She resides in a small town in Illinois with her husband, two children, and a chocolate lab. Lacey loves watching NASCAR races, shooting guns, and should only consume one mixed drink because she’s a lightweight.

Lacey’s debut novel, Trust Me, was released in August 2014 and has been an Amazon Bestseller twice for Free e-books, as well as #1 for Contemporary Romance. All of the Rivers Edge books have been bestsellers in the Romance and Contemporary Romance categories.

 

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Release Blitz: Reckless King (Kings of Rittenhouse #2) by Maya Hughes ~ 4.5 stars

Title: Reckless King

Series: Kings of Rittenhouse #2

Author: Maya Hughes
Genre: New Adult/Sports Romance
Release Date: August 24, 2018
Blurb
An irresistibly steamy college sports romance.
I’m Heath Taylor. Laid back. Easy going. Fastest guy on two skates and chill to a fault. Until Kara.
Three nights together and I’m done for. Her laugh, her smile, the way my hand curves around her waist. She’s the one. Not a doubt in my mind…until I walk into my last class of the semester.
Kara, the woman of my dreams, is my new instructor. My hockey season and her career prospects are on the line. One false move–if anyone finds out–we’re both sunk.
On the ice I’m a beast that can’t be stopped, but thoughts of her are throwing me off my game. My fingers itch to feel her in my arms again. But risking everything could ruin what we’ve worked so hard for.
Sometimes life has a way of changing the best laid plans. And sometimes you can’t stay away no matter the promises you make.
Life doesn’t play fair, but neither do I…
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This story promised a lot of heat from its description, but it was so much more than a young man falling for his teacher… So. Much. More. Having read “Shameless King”, I expected a good read, but nothing could have prepared me for the outpouring of emotion between the pages of “Reckless King”.

Portrayed as the calm, laid-back teammate with a green thumb, we learn more about the man struggling with living up to the expectations of his teammates and friends. Heath fights a battle with portraying the same persona on and off the ice. Then he meets Kara, who calms him and clears his head, pushing down his emotional walls with just a glance. I loved them together from the very beginning. Their chemistry is hot – very hot – but their emotional connection gets just as deep in a short space of time, which scares them both. Yet, they are powerless to snap the invisible thread drawing them back to each other over and over again.

I really enjoyed this book, though an emotional arc in the story had me doubled over 😦 I genuinely am excited for the next book in the series, and I can’t recommend this story enough.

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Maya Hughes has always loved romance novels. One look at her Kindle is confirmation. She started writing her first romance novel while pregnant with her third child and she hasn’t looked back. Now, her romance writing addiction has replaced her romance reading addiction.
 

You can find her writing on her foldable keyboard and phone anytime inspiration strikes. Her sweet and steamy stories range from rockstars to small towns and everything in between. When she’s not writing, she’s playing with her three kids, running errands or vegging on the couch with the love of her life and biggest fan, her husband.

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Cover Reveal: Block Shot (A Hoops Novel) by Kennedy Ryan

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Block Shot, a standalone enemies-to-lovers, second-chance romance from Kennedy Ryan is coming September 10th!

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Block Shot by Kennedy Ryan

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: September 10th, 2018

Cover Designer: Letitia Hasser, RBA Designs

Photographer: Nikki Ormerod

Model: Arsenii Savitckii

 

JARED

If I had a dollar for every time Banner Morales made my heart skip a beat…

The heart everyone assumes is frozen over.

Her anger is…arousing.

Every glare from those fire-spitting eyes, every time she grits her teeth,

gets me…well, you know.

If I had a dollar for every time she’s put me in my place, I’d be an even richer man.

I’m a successful sports agent because I assume “no” means you’ll think about it.

I’m sure what you meant to say is “Coming right up.”

They say even rich men don’t always get what they want,

but those men don’t know how to play the game. The trick is to keep them guessing.

Take Banner. She assumes she’s winning, but this game?

She doesn’t even know how to play.

 

BANNER

If I had a dollar for every time Jared Foster broke my heart, I’d have exactly one dollar.

One night. One epic fail. One dollar…and I’m out.

I’ve moved on.

I’ve found success in a field ruled by men.

Anything they can do, I have done better.

They can keep the field while I call the shots, blocking them when I have to.

And Jared has the nerve to think he gets a second chance?

Boy, please. Go sit down. Have several seats.

I’ll just be over here ignoring the man carved from my fantasies with a lust-tipped chisel.

Oh, I didn’t say the struggle wasn’t real.

But I’ve got that one dollar, and Jared won’t have me.

 

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She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son. She has always leveraged her journalism background to write for charity and non-profit organizations, but enjoys writing to raise Autism awareness most. A contributor for Modern Mom Magazine and Frolic, Kennedy’s writings have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today and many others. The founder and executive director of a foundation serving Atlanta Autism families, she has appeared on Headline News, Montel Williams, NPR and other media outlets as an advocate for families living with autism.

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ARC GIVEAWAY: Truth or Dare by Sara Wylde

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Release Blitz: Kiss My Ash by Leddy Harper ~ 5 stars

Title: Kiss My Ash
Author: Leddy Harper
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: August 9, 2018
Blurb
Ash Jenkins was the typical boy next door. Wait, who am I kidding? There was nothing typical about that boy.
He was tall, ripped, and had the voice of a man twice his age. Intelligent, sexy as sin, and barely legal.
Sent to live with his dad after getting in some trouble with the law, he was definitely someone I needed to stay away from.
But he had his sights set on me, and he didn’t try to hide it.
Did it still make me a cougar if I was the prey?
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A fun, steamy, flirtatious read, Kiss My Ash is one of the better reads for the summer that I recommend. The way Leddy Harper weaves a romance between two characters with such an obvious age gap made me form a new appreciation of her writing style.

Asher & Kristy’s story gives credence to the adage: “You can’t choose who you love.” They both instantly are crazy attracted to each other, and are surprised when serious feelings develop underneath all the lust when they decide to postpone the consummation of their relationship.

Asher “Ash” Jenkins is the hero every girl/woman wants, cougar or not. He puts Kristy first in everything, even when it’s obvious it could spell the end of everything he’s ever dreamed of with her. Yet, he never lets her diminish what they have, and forces her to fight not to lose herself.

Kristy is the woman we’ve all been when love and practicality knock on the door at the same time. She’s finally with a guy who could be so much more than a friend with benefits, yet the fact that he and her daughter are around the same age has her walls way up high.

The way couple navigates the obstacles facing the relationship is endearing. Ash’s determination is not just romantic or sweet, it’s also funny at times.

I can’t recommend this book enough.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Author Bio

Leddy Harper had to use her imagination often as a child. She grew up the only girl in a house full of boys. At the age of fourteen, she decided to use that imagination and wrote her first book, and never stopped.


She often calls writing her therapy, using it as a way to deal with issues through the eyes of her characters.

She is now a mother of three girls, leaving her husband as the only man in a house full of females.
The decision to publish her first book was made as a way of showing her children to go after whatever it is they want to. Love what you do and do it well. Most importantly Leddy wanted to teach them what it means to overcome their fears.
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Release Blitz: The Man in Black (Chicago Syndicate #9) by Soraya Naomi ~ 4 stars

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Brielle
He consumed my mind. I never even crossed his.
From the moment I met Michael, mysteriously brooding and dressed like a dark angel, there was something electric between us. Or so I thought.
What I believed was a seductive and undeniably raw attraction has ended up being something else entirely, something I never foresaw.
Because he’s a skilled liar and a master manipulator, and I downright misread his intentions.
And now I’m afraid that falling for the man in black might become my biggest regret.

Michael
An overwhelming remorse haunts me after losing my fiancée, but I’m not a man who can afford to lower my guard.
I’m a ruthless criminal, one of the top members of the merciless mafia, the Chicago Syndicate, and I moved back home to keep to myself and do a job.
But when a curvaceous pastry chef with a beautiful smile and a possible link to my former life catches me in a reckless moment, I’m forced to watch her and strategize a plan.
Because I’m not sure if she’s out to get me or if she’s just an innocent civilian who doesn’t know that the restaurant she works at is actually a front to launder Syndicate money.
And I intend to find out if she’s playing me while I’m playing her. But then the demons that haunt me force me to make a huge mistake…

Deceit has a price—I just have to make sure I don’t pay with her life.

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I was eagerly looking forward to this book for two reasons:

1) I’m not quite ready for this series to end, and
2) Michael was the perfect mix of sad, sexy and mysterious in “For the Love of Luca”.

I must say I enjoyed this book. A pastry chef falling head over heels for a mafioso was quite the intriguing plot line. There was no doubt about their attraction or chemistry. Brielle’s calm, steady and innocent personality was a perfect foil for Michael’s tortured soul. I really enjoyed the suspense in this book. It moved fast and there were so many suspects to choose from.

Again, this mafia family thrills me with how loyal and protective they are of their own. The reader is never in doubt about the amount of love that they have for each other.

I really hope that there’s more to come from this bunch in the future.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

 

About the Author:

Soraya Naomi’s writes love stories with a sinfully seductive blend of lust, deceit, lies & men who love hard and at all costs.
Her #1 Organized Crime debut series Chicago Syndicate was released in 2014. She’s honored that For Fallon won “Best Breakout Novel 2014” in the Novel Grounds Semi Annual Literary Awards.

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Embrace Sale Blitz & Giveaway – 99 books @ 99 cents each!

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Calling all new adult readers! You don’t want to miss this special Entangled Embrace sale. All full-length Embrace books are on sale for just 99¢ for a very limited time! Shop all books on sale here.

To celebrate this very special Entangled Embrace sale, we have a lightning round of questions and answers with some Embrace authors! Get to know them a little bit better, then shop the sale – 99 books for only 99¢ each!

What kind of Romance Hero is the sexiest?

Amanda Weaver: Brooding intellectual.
Beth Anne Miller: Man in Uniform.
Reese Monroe: Vampire
Magan Vernon : Man in a suit.
Delancey Stewart: Brooding Artist
Jennifer Blackwood: Man in uniform.
A.J. Pine: Tall, Dark, and Bearded.
Julie Patricka: Artist
Jocelyn Adams: Villain-turned-hero of any kind, but I am partial to vampires.
Robin Bielman: I love them all.
Lynn Stevens: Athlete.
D.R. Graham: The sensitive tough guy.
Kendra Highley: Snowboarder.
Christina Phillips: Man in uniform.
Katana Collins: Mmmm. I’ve always been partial to the bad boy with a heard of gold. The bad boy who loves animals or has a pet will always win me over!
Stacy Wise: Athletes are super sexy!
Season Vining: Tattooed and educated.
Cindi Madsen: Athlete.
Megan Westfield: Athlete.
Lindsey Frydman: An artistic and charming, yet tortured hero.
Jessica Lee: Vampire.
Amy Murray: All of the above as long as he’s strong!
Jen McLaughlin: Man in uniform.
MK Schiller: Marine
Ciara Knight Man in Uniform.

Do you prefer romance that gets steamy or that closes the door?

Amanda Weaver: Steamy!
Beth Anne Miller: I like a little steam!
Reese Monroe: Closes the door.
Magan Vernon: Steamy, but not too steamy.
Delancey Stewart: I like sweet with heat (steamy with the door closed!)
Jennifer Blackwood: Steamy, please!
A.J. Pine: The steamier, the better!
Julie Patricka: Give me some steam!
Jocelyn Adams: Steamy all the way.
Robin Bielman: Steamy 😉
Lynn Stevens: Both!
D.R. Graham: A little bit of both.
Kendra Highley: In the middle.
Christina Phillips: Steamy.
Katana Collins: Oh, steamy! For sure, steamy!
Stacy Wise: I prefer romance that closes the door.
Season Vining: The more steam the better.
Cindi Madsen: I like both! Romantic chemistry & slow burn is my fave.
Megan Westfield: Closes the door.
Lindsey Frydman: I love a steamy romance read, but I do prefer to keep the door half-way closed in my own writing.
Jessica Lee: Steamy!
Amy Murray: Closes the door.
Jen McLaughlin: Steamy!
MK Schiller: Steam, please.
Ciara Knight: Both.

What is your all time favorite trope?

Amanda Weaver: Enemies to lovers.
Beth Anne Miller: Enemies to lovers.
Reese Monroe: Ugly duckling.
Magan Vernon: Enemies to lovers with a one night stand and accidental pregnancy
Delancey Stewart: Friends to lovers.
Jennifer Blackwood: Enemies to lovers.
A.J. Pine: Enemies to lovers!
Julie Patricka: Reading=enemies to lovers, writing=fake relationship.
Jocelyn Adams: Opposites attract.
Robin Bielman: Friends to lovers.
Lynn Stevens: Enemies to lovers.
D.R. Graham: Bad boy, good girl.
Kendra Highley: Fake relationship.
Christina Phillips: Enemies to lovers.
Katana Collins: Enemies to lovers. There is something about the contrast and then the couples discoveries about where they were wrong about one another that wins my heart.
Stacy Wise: Friends to lovers always satisfies.
Season Vining: Enemies to lovers.
Cindi Madsen: Friends to lovers.
Megan Westfield: Love triangle.
Lindsey Frydman: Enemies to lovers. *Swoons*
Jessica Lee: Enemies to lovers.
Amy Murray: I love a good enemies to lovers romance!
Jen McLaughlin: Best friend’s little sister.
MK Schiller: Fish out of water.
Ciara Knight: Friends to lovers.

Coffee vs. Tea?

Amanda Weaver: Tea
Beth Anne Miller: Coffee
Reese Monroe: Coffee
Magan Vernon: Coffee
Delancey Stewart: Coffee
Jennifer Blackwood: Tea
A.J. Pine: Coffee
Julie Patricka: Water. I have finally accepted that I need to drink all the water.
Jocelyn Adams: Coffee
Robin Bielman: Coffee
Lynn Stevens: When I run out of coffee, I drink tea. 🙂
D.R. Graham: Tea
Kendra Highley: Tea
Christina Phillips: Depends on the time of day!
Katana Collins: Coffee
Stacy Wise: Coffee
Season Vining: Neither (gasp!)
Cindi Madsen: Diet Mtn Dew
Megan Westfield: Coffee
Lindsey Frydman: Coffee
Jessica Lee: Coffee
Amy Murray: Coffee
Jen McLaughlin: Coffee
MK Schiller: Coffee
Ciara Knight: Coffee

Abs vs. Arms

Amanda Weaver: Arms
Beth Anne Miller: Arms
Reese Monroe: Arms
Magan Vernon: Arms
Delancey Stewart: Arms
Jennifer Blackwood: Arms
A.J. Pine: Arms
Julie Patricka: Arms
Jocelyn Adams: Arms
Robin Bielman: Can I pick both?
Lynn Stevens: Abs
D.R. Graham: Jawline, piercing eyes.
Kendra Highley: Arms
Christina Phillips: Arms
Katana Collins: Abs
Stacy Wise: Abs
Season Vining: Arms
Cindi Madsen: Forearms
Megan Westfield: Abs
Lindsey Frydman: Arms
Jessica Lee: Arms
Amy Murray: Arms
Jen McLaughlin: Abs
MK Schiller: Abs
Ciara Knight: Solid chest.

Mountains vs. Beach

Amanda Weaver: Paris
Beth Anne Miller: Beach
Reese Monroe: Beach
Magan Vernon: Forest
Delancey Stewart: I can’t choose! I love both.
Jennifer Blackwood: Mountains
A.J. Pine: Beach
Julie Patricka: Beach
Jocelyn Adams: Forest
Robin Bielman: Beach
Lynn Stevens: Mountains
D.R. Graham: I live in the Sea to Sky corridor of British Columbia, so both mountains and beach in one day!
Kendra Highley: Disney World!
Christina Phillips: Beach
Katana Collins: Beach
Stacy Wise: Beach
Season Vining: Beach
Cindi Madsen: Mountains
Megan Westfield: Mountains
Lindsey Frydman: Mountains
Jessica Lee: Mountains
Amy Murray: Beach
Jen McLaughlin: Beach
MK Schiller: Mountains
Ciara Knight: Mountains

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ARC Review: Down With Love (Laws of Attraction #1) by Kate Meader ~ 5 stars

Today, Kate Meader released her debut book in the Laws of Attraction series, Down With Love.

DOWN WITH LOVE

By Kate Meader

On Sale August 7th | Ballantine/Loveswept

“Charlie is adamant that it’s just a fling, while Max is surprised to find he’s interested in romance . . .  [Their] repartee, vivid sex scenes, and tongue-in-cheek approach to romance tropes make Max and Charlie’s journey worth following.”—Publishers Weekly

“Fresh and funny, sexy and witty, Down with Love is everything I look for in a can’t-put-it-down read.”—New York Times bestselling author Julie Ann Walker

“Charlie's sassy determination met Max's undeniable sex appeal and charm to create the most spectacular fireworks. Down with Love is the kind of story that gives all the feels and leaves you wanting more.”—Aliza Mann, author of Breaking His Rules

Sparks fly when the hot-shot divorce lawyer meets the high-powered wedding planner. The only question is, what kind?

If you ever get married, remember my name: Max Henderson. In my line of work, you acquire a certain perspective on supposedly everlasting unions . . .

1. Pre-nups are your friend.
2. The person you married is not the person you’re divorcing.
3. And I hope you didn’t spend much on the wedding because that was one helluva waste of hard-earned cash, wasn’t it?

But some guys are willing to take a chance. Like my brother, who thinks he’s going to ride off into the sunset with the woman of his dreams in a haze of glitter on unicorns. And the wedding planner—the green-eyed beauty who makes a living convincing suckers to shell out thousands of dollars on centerpieces—is raking it in on this matrimonial monstrosity.

The thing is, Charlie Love is not unlike me. We’re both cogs in the wedding-industrial complex. As the best man, I know her game—and I can play it better than her. But after one scorching, unexpected kiss, I’m thinking I might just want to get played.

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Review

Down With Love is a steamy, funny, engaging, enemies-to-lovers romance that gave me a feel-good vibe and a smile that lasted long after I read the last line. Told in dual POV, I fell in love with Max & Charlie’s witty, snarky back-and-forth, as well as their inner dialogue that never ceased to amuse me.

His occupation aside, Max Henderson is a gentleman, do-gooder, and a firm believer in hard work. The catch? He’s leery of the hard work relationships entail. So, inherently disliking his brother’s wedding planner is par for the course, until he realises that Charlie Love touches that thing in his chest formerly known as a heart.

Accustomed to cynics and frogs who don’t turn into princes after they’re kissed, Charlotte Love is unprepared for the way her body and heart react to Max The Cynic™ Henderson. He infuriates her, yet understands her in ways she doesn’t expect. Can she dare hope that he can be “The One”?

I really enjoyed this first look into the Laws of Attraction series. After meeting Max, Lucas & Grant, I honestly can’t wait for the rest of the stories.

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

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About Kate Meader

Originally from Ireland, USA Today bestselling author Kate Meader cut her romance reader teeth on Maeve Binchy and Jilly Cooper novels, with some Harlequins thrown in for variety. Give her tales about brooding mill owners, oversexed equestrians, and men who can rock an apron or a fire hose, and she’s there. Now based in Chicago, she writes sexy contemporary romance with alpha heroes and strong heroines who can match their men quip for quip.

 

Down with Love

Ballantine Group; Loveswept | On Sale: August 7th, 2018 | ISBN: 9781524799137 | Pages 237 | Price: $4.99

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Blurb Reveal: Block Shot by Kennedy Ryan

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Block Shot, an all-new emotional, second chance love story from Kennedy Ryan is coming September 10th!

 

JARED

If I had a dollar for every time Banner Morales made my heart skip a beat…

The heart everyone assumes is frozen over.

Her anger is…arousing.

Every glare from those fire-spitting eyes, every time she grits her teeth, gets me…well, you know.

If I had a dollar for every time she’s put me in my place, I’d be an even richer man.

I’m a successful sports agent because I assume “no” means you’ll think about it.

I’m sure what you meant to say is “Coming right up.”

They say even rich men don’t always get what they want, but those men don’t know how to play the game. The trick is to keep them guessing.

Take Banner. She assumes she’s winning, but this game?

She doesn’t even know how to play.

BANNER

If I had a dollar for every time Jared Foster broke my heart, I’d have exactly one dollar.

One night. One epic fail. One dollar…and I’m out.

I’ve moved on.

I’ve found success in a field ruled by men.

Anything they can do, I have done better.

They can keep the field while I call the shots, blocking them when I have to.

And Jared has the nerve to think he gets a second chance?

Boy, please. Go sit down. Have several seats.

I’ll just be over here ignoring the man carved from my fantasies with a lust-tipped chisel.

Oh, I didn’t say the struggle wasn’t real.

But I’ve got that one dollar, and Jared won’t have me.

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Sale Blitz & Giveaway: Entangled’s Real Men Wear Kilts – Ten books at 99 cents each!!!

Calling all historical romance readers who love a good man in a kilt! You don’t want to miss Entangled’s Real Men Wear Kilts sale. Ten of our favorite historical romances featuring sexy Highlander heroes are on sale for just 99¢ each.

So start clicking and filling your eReaders! You can find all the sale books here.

Sweet Home Highlander by Amalie Howard and Angie Morgan

Lady Aisla Montgomery has a perfectly tolerable marriage…as long as her husband stays in Scotland. But now she wants only one thing—a divorce. Niall Stuart Maclaren rues the day he met his beautiful, conniving wife. Though the thought of her incites a bitter and biting fury, no other woman has ever stirred his blood as hotly. When Aisla returns to Scotland to sever ties, Niall agrees on one condition—one week with him for every year of desertion.

*****

The Highlander’s Choice by Callie Hutton

Lady Sybil Lacey is properly horrified to attend her best friend’s wedding in the Scottish Highlands. For Sybil is quite certain that Scots are little more than brutish, whiskey-swilling lechers. Yet she’s secretly attracted to Liam MacBride—the tall and devastatingly handsome Scottish laird of Bedlay Castle, who believes English ladies are silly sassenachs. All they can do is quarrel, until loathing turns into sweet, undeniable lust…but a tempestuous, fiery romance between an English lady and Scottish laird cannot end well.

 

*****

Rogue of the Highlands by Cynthia Breeding

Widowed and penniless, Jillian reluctantly accepts the job of “refining” a Scottish Highlander. The man infuriates and intrigues her, as well as shakes her resolve to never again let a man close.

Ian MacLeod’s clan needs the profits he can gain by claiming his inherited English lands. When he meets the very proper Lady Jillian Newburn, he’s fascinated by what he suspects is a warm heart and fiery passion underneath her icy demeanor.

Getting past her chilly resolve to keep him at arm’s length will be a challenge, but this MacLeod has never backed down from a challenge.

*****

The Maiden’s Defender by E. Elizabeth Watson

Madeline Crawford is a daughter of the disgraced Sheriff of Ayr. Fierce Highlander Teàrlach MacGregor was her father’s head guardsman. They dream of a future together. Those dreams come to naught when Madeline is betrothed to the son of her warden. Madeline and Teàrlach’s love is forbidden but Teàrlach vows to fight, even the king, to make her his.

*****

The Wolf of Kisimul Castle by Heather McCollum

Mairi Maclean is kidnapped on her wedding day. Taken north to Kisimul Castle, she is held captive. Alec MacNeil, The Wolf of Kisimul Castle, soon learns Mairi is not a docile pawn in this game of war between neighboring Scots. When he finds his enemy dead, he takes his wife to replace the one that was murdered. But Mairi refuses to bend to his will, and the passion that flares between them threatens to tear Alec’s strategy apart.

*****

Highland Redemption by Lori Ann Bailey

Skye Cameron has no idea why she was kidnapped, but the last thing she wants is to spend any time with her rescuer, Brodie, the man who broke her heart. She’s promised to another in a political marriage and must fight to keep from falling for her handsome childhood sweetheart again as they dash across Scotland in an attempt to elude her captors and stay alive.

*****

Lady Evelyn’s Highland Protector by Tara Kingston

Playing bodyguard is not in Gerard MacMasters’s plan but Lady Evelyn Hunt is in danger, and it’s up to him to keep her alive. After a crushing betrayal at the altar, Evelyn wants nothing to do with love. Kissing a gorgeous rogue is one thing, but surrendering her heart is another. When she stumbles upon a mysterious crime, nothing prepares her for the dashing Highlander who may be her hero—or her undoing.

*****

To Save a Savage Scot by Tamara Gill

There’s a mystery surrounding Black Ben’s death, and Kenzie longs to solve it by traveling through time and perhaps meeting the gorgeous laird who haunts her dreams.

Fate has brought them together, but Black Ben can’t stop Kenzie from leaving, though he would do anything to keep her with him. Kenzie must return to her time but leaving her sexy Highlander behind might be the toughest thing she ever does.

*****

Tying the Scot by Jennifer Trethewey

At first, Alex Sinclair, the future Laird of Balforss, has difficulty convincing Lucy FitzHarris to go through with their arranged marriage. Once Lucy arrives, she cannot resist the allure of her handsome Highland fiancé. But when Alex betrays Lucy, she is tricked into running away. Alex must rein in his temper to rescue his lady from unforeseen danger and Lucy must swallow her pride if she hopes to wed the Highlander she has come to love.

*****

A Scot’s Surrender by Lily Maxton

When his brother leaves him in charge of Llynmore Castle, Robert Townsend is determined to make everything go smoothly. What does it matter if he’s inexplicably drawn to Ian Cameron, the estate’s stoic steward? Robert is sure he can ignore the way the Highlander’s apparent dislike of him gets under his skin. They’ll muddle along just fine so long as they avoid one another. An excellent plan…until a fire forces Ian into the castle—and Robert’s personal space.

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Release Blitz: Wicked by M. Malone & Nana Malone ~ 4.5 stars

Title: Wicked
Authors: M. Malone & Nana Malone
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 31, 2018

 

Blurb

 

What could be worse than catching your creepy boss in an inappropriate position? Hearing him say your name…
 
This day couldn’t get any worse for Bailey.
She just saw her boss Mr. Dent’s extremely unimpressive… dent. A night of drinking with her best friend is exactly what she needs. Hunter is always there for her. The perfect Mr. Nice Guy.
 
This day couldn’t get any better for Hunter.
He just saw Bailey’s perfect curves soaped up in the shower and all his dreams are coming true. Until she won’t return his calls the next day.
 
Bailey wants to pretend none of it happened but Hunter just needs one chance to prove their attraction is real. He’s finally going to show her he’s not that…nice.

 

Purchase Links
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Will be free in Kindle Unlimited from August 1, 2018
Available at the following retailers today only!

Review

An office/friends-to-lovers romance, Hunter & Bailey provide us with more than enough entertainment in a fun, light read that’s sure to light up your summer.

I loved their meet-cute, and how easily they fit together, even though it took a year – and vodka – to figure out they could keep their friendship and add romance.

I loved Hunter & Bailey as a couple so much, but I loved it even more when one of my favourite Blake Security guys turned up in this book! Fans of that series by Malone Squared are sure to get excited as a little more of the puzzle slots into place.

A pleasant, well-written change from romantic suspense by the Malones, I wholeheartedly recommend this page-turner.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC of this book.

Coming Soon
Releasing August 14, 2018
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Releasing August 28, 2018
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M. Malone
NYT & USA Today bestselling author M. Malone lives in the Washington, DC metro area with her husband and their two sons. She holds a master’s degree in Business from a prestigious college that would no doubt be scandalized by how she’s using her expensive education.
Independently published, she has sold more than 1/2 million ebooks in her two series, THE ALEXANDERS and BLUE-COLLAR BILLIONAIRES. Since starting her indie journey in 2011 with the runaway bestselling novella “Teasing Trent,” her work has appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than a dozen times.
She’s now a full-time writer and spends 99.8% of her time in her pajamas.
Nana Malone
USA Today bestselling author Nana Malone’s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense novel she “borrowed” from her cousin.
It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick-butt heroines ever since. With her overactive imagination constantly channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.
While she waits for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as brazen and kick-butt as she thinks she is.

 

Re-release: Riley O’Brien & Co. series by Jenna Sutton

Jenna Sutton’s Riley O’Brien & Co series has been re-released with gorgeous new covers at lower prices – check out more about this sexy, fun contemporary romance series below!

 

About ALL THE RIGHT PLACES

The first in a brand new contemporary romance series starring the men and women who are determined to keep the billion-dollar denim empire, Riley O’Brien & Co, on top, but aren’t about to let business stand in the way of love…

Amelia Winger is a small-town girl with big dreams of becoming a successful designer. So when she gets a gig designing accessories for denim empire Riley O’Brien & Co., it’s a dream come true. Amelia can handle the demanding job, but she isn’t quite prepared for sexy CEO Quinn O’Brien. She’s doing her best to keep things professional, but the attraction sparking between them makes it personal. And so does the secret project she’s working on behind his back…

Quinn’s not interested in the new accessories, but he is interested in the woman designing them. Amelia is smart, sexy, and talented, and he hasn’t been able to stop thinking about her since they met. Mixing business and pleasure isn’t wise, but that doesn’t stop him from coming up with excuses to spend time with her. He thinks he understands the risk he’s taking when he gets involved with Amelia. But he doesn’t know he’s risking a lot more than his heart.

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About COMING APART AT THE SEAMS

From the author of All the Right Places, a sweet and sexy romance about finding the right words and the perfect fit…

Teagan O’Brien, heiress to the Riley O’Brien & Co. denim empire, is anything but a spoiled rich girl. She’s worked hard to secure her place in the family business and can hold her own, in and out of the office. Only one man has ever been able to get under her skin—sexy football star Nick Priest. Years ago they crossed the line from friends to lovers, but he left her heartbroken. Since then, she’s been determined to keep him at arm’s length—no matter how tempting he looks in his jeans…

Nick has fortune, fame, and looks that make most women hot and bothered. But he doesn’t have the woman he really wants. He knows he screwed up when he walked away from Teagan, and now that he has a second chance, he’ll do whatever it takes to win her over—no matter how tongue-tied he gets…

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About HANGING BY A THREAD

Love is not one size fits all…

Bebe Banerjee’s genius IQ didn’t stop her from doing something stupid: agreeing to a sham engagement in exchange for a free ride to Harvard Law. And now, her fake fiancé is trying to blackmail her into a real marriage. While she can’t choose her future husband, she can choose her first lover. But she never imagined that man would be Cal O’Brien, the handsome heir to the Riley O’Brien & Co. denim empire…

Although Cal has always been fascinated by Bebe’s brilliant mind and beautiful eyes, he’s never pursued her. She can’t stand the sight of him, and every time they’re in the same room, they end up trading insults. Yet when he finds out about Bebe’s bold plan, he makes his move, unaware of her upcoming nuptials. He promises to make her firsts unforgettable, but he doesn’t know how hard it will be to forget her when their arrangement ends.

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About Jenna Sutton

Jenna Sutton is a former award-winning journalist who traded fact for fiction when she began writing novels. Surprisingly, the research she conducted for her articles provided a lot of inspiration for her books. She’s the author of the Riley O’Brien & Co. romances and the new Trinity Distillery series. Although Jenna calls Texas home, more often than not, she’s somewhere else. Her love’s job takes him all over the country, and she tags along, just like a groupie follows her favorite band.

You can find out more about Jenna and her work on her website http://www.jennasutton.com. Sign up for her newsletter at http://bit.ly/1K8MaCH to access the latest news and monthly contests.

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Release Boost: Royal Bastard (Royals Undone Duet #1) by Nana Malone

Royal Bastard by Nana Malone is AVAILABLE NOW!

“I’m so ridiculously charmed and addicted I don’t know what to do with myself! Next book please! -#1 NYT Bestselling Author Rachel Van Dyken

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Lucas…

Don’t get in trouble, they said. Don’t cause an incident. Oops.

I might be a newfound prince, but that doesn’t mean I’m ready to say goodbye to my days of freedom. So when my brother, the king, asks me to babysit a diplomat’s daughter, my first thought is to say no… that is until I see her climbing out of a window with her dress tucked into her thong.

She might just be my kind of girl.

I just thought I’d mix business with pleasure…I didn’t plan to lose control of my heart.

Bryna…

I’ve been groomed by my parents to climb the social ladder all my life and I’m done with it. I want nothing from their royal world.
Now that I’m finally on my own, I can live where I want, date who I want, do who I want.
The one person I won’t be doing? My new accidental roommate.

Oh, he’s gorgeous and mysterious, and cheeky. He’s also friends with the king and a total jackass.
So basically, he’s never gonna get it…famous last words.

(Book 1, Royals Undone)

Bastard Prince will release on September 4th!

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I’ll never stop fighting for her…no matter the stakes.

Lucas…
A year ago I found out I was a long lost prince. But with one lie, that’s all been undone.
But prince or pauper, I’m not going to stop fighting for Bryna. She may be the only thing I can count on right now.

Bryna…
I never meant to get in so deep with my royal roommate—but in my defense I didn’t know.
If anyone else finds out his royal status my mother will meddle faster than you can say gold digger. More importantly, Lucas’s life could be in danger.

Because I’m not the only one with secrets.
And there’s a lot more at stake than heartbreak.

NOTE: This is a sequel – you must have read Royal Bastard to understand Bastard Prince!

About the Author:
USA Today Bestselling Author, NANA MALONE’s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense she borrowed from her cousin on a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana at a precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick butt heroines ever since.
With her overactive imagination, and channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters. Waiting for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana, meantime works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as sassy and kick butt as she thinks she is.
The books in her series have been on multiple Amazon Kindle and Barnes & Noble best seller lists as well as the iTunes Breakout Books list and most notably the USA Today Bestseller list.
Until that ninja job comes through, you’ll find Nana working hard on additional books for her series as well as other fun, sassy romances for characters that won’t leave her alone. And if she’s not working or hiding in the closet reading, she’s acting out scenes for her husband, daughter and puppy in sunny San Diego.
Want to hit me up? Just email me: nana@nanamaloneromance.com

Connect with Nana:
Website: http://nanamaloneromance.net/
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Release Blitz: Dr. Fellatio by Stella ~ 5 stars

 

Dr. Fellatio, an all-new standalone Romantic Comedy is NOW LIVE!!

 

 

Women hire me, pay me an exorbitant amount of money, to teach them the art of…oral stimulation. I’m what people have referred to as a “professional blower.”

In college, it was a great way to make money, needing the extra cash to get me through school. By the time I graduated, I saw the potential to earn more than my degree would ever be able to offer me.

I had a good run…until my ex’s new girlfriend hired me to teach her how to please him.

Or so I thought.

 

 

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Free in Kindle Unlimited

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Review

I’ve read Stella’s work before, but I wasn’t ready for the ridiculously funny, yet sweetly romantic ride that Dr. Fellatio delivered.

Life delivers a second chance in the most roundabout of ways to Lexi & Chris. With a mountain of what-ifs and uncertainties between them, the happily-ever after they’d long ago imagined for themselves may just be within reach with the help of friendly reinforcements who entertain as much as they exasperate.

I really had a lot of fun reading this book. I was laughing throughout, but the epilogue had me in STITCHES!!!! I was so happy my office was empty cuz I guffawing so loud! The writing team of Stella has created a really awesome romance that makes me even more eager for their next project.

I recommend this book, especially if you love sweet romance, and fun, well-meaning friends who refuse to mind their own business.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

 

 

About Stella:

When two romance authors, Leddy Harper and Stephie Walls, join forces…you know it’s going to be STELLA


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Blog Tour – The Ties That Bind: A Mafia Love Story (Love Story #2) by Rebecca Norinne ~ 4 stars

Today we are celebrating the release of THE TIES THAT BIND, a standalone book in the Love Story series by Rebecca Norinne! One-click your copy now! It is part of a standalone duo and the first book, LUCKY STAR, is available now.

 

THE TIES THAT BIND by Rebecca Norinne

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Blurb:

When my twin brother Jayce orders a hit on Arabella Wilson—the daughter of our family’s greatest rival—I have no choice but to obey.

Or so I let him think.

What he doesn’t know is Arabella isn’t just the enemy … she’s also the only woman I’ve ever loved. She might be guilty of yanking my bleeding heart right out of my chest, but she doesn’t deserve to die.

The longer I delay carrying out Jayce’s orders, the more erratic he becomes, until he issues an ultimatum I can’t ignore: either I kill Arabella or he kills me.

And since that’s not how my story ends, I have a choice to make. I’m a killer. It’s what I do. So who lives, and who dies? Will it be my brother or my lover, my darkness or my light?

Find out in this sexy mafia romance inspired by Romeo & Juliet.

 

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What reviewers are saying about this duo…

A 6 star read! I was sucked into this book from the first page. This book was excellently written and … I now want to go back and grab up everything [Norinne has] ever written to read it all. – Bookalicious Babes

Every single detail in this plot, I fell for. – My Slanted Bookish Ramblings

Lucky Star is a great read that will take you on an emotional rollercoaster. It’s a good one though, and one you won’t want to end. I highly recommend this one. – Reviews from the Heart

This is one of those feel good stories where you can’t wait to finish it and see the guy and girl live happily ever after.- Alpha Book Club

Love triumphs! Please get this book now. It is a great read. VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED – Romantic Fanatic Book Blog

 

 

Review

The Ties That Bind is a quick & spicy mafia romance with Shakespearean undertones.

I enjoyed the way the author took a seemingly complicated dynamic involving familial bonds & loyalty and simplified it into an enjoyable romance. The modern-day Romeo/Juliet-esque taboo relationship really gave the book the added edge. I can actually see it as a movie, and recommend it for your reading pleasure.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

 

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Rebecca Norinne writes sexy romance from the heart. Her heroines are bold and headstrong, and her heroes will do anything for the ones they love.

When not banging away at the keyboard, she is watching rugby, enjoying a pint of craft beer, or traveling the globe in search of inspiration for her next book.

Originally from California, Rebecca currently resides in Dublin, Ireland, with her husband.

 

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Teaser Share: The Man in Black (A Chicago Syndicate Novel) by Soraya Naomi

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The Man in Black by Soraya Naomi is releasing on AUGUST 9th!

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Brielle
He consumed my mind. I never even crossed his.
From the moment I met Michael, mysteriously brooding and dressed like a dark angel, there was something electric between us. Or so I thought.
What I believed was a seductive and undeniably raw attraction has ended up being something else entirely, something I never foresaw.
Because he’s a skilled liar and a master manipulator, and I downright misread his intentions.
And now I’m afraid that falling for the man in black might become my biggest regret.

Michael
An overwhelming remorse haunts me after losing my fiancée, but I’m not a man who can afford to lower my guard.
I’m a ruthless criminal, one of the top members of the merciless mafia, the Chicago Syndicate, and I moved back home to keep to myself and do a job.
But when a curvaceous pastry chef with a beautiful smile and a possible link to my former life catches me in a reckless moment, I’m forced to watch her and strategize a plan.
Because I’m not sure if she’s out to get me or if she’s just an innocent civilian who doesn’t know that the restaurant she works at is actually a front to launder Syndicate money.
And I intend to find out if she’s playing me while I’m playing her. But then the demons that haunt me force me to make a huge mistake…

Deceit has a price—I just have to make sure I don’t pay with her life.

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Release Blitz: Clean Sweep (San Francisco Dragons #1) by Kate Willoughby ~ 5 stars

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He’s a hockey player, not a housekeeper.

Cameron Bowes is the face of the San Francisco Dragons, so when the team needs a gimmick to improve their fan relations, Cameron becomes the focus of the new video “At Home with a Dragon”. Unfortunately for Cam, his bachelor pad looks like an earthquake hit it. Repeatedly.

She’s the sexy maid a teammate hires as a joke.

Dakota Kelly has been working non-stop since she was unexpectedly awarded custody of her young niece. Though the little girl’s grandmother swooped in to help, the old woman’s overbearing ways have left Dakota no choice but to work as a janitor and moonlight as a maid in the hopes of one day getting some much-needed space from her niece’s highly controlling Nana.

Lucky for Cam, Dakota turns out to be the miracle worker he desperately needs, and he jumps at the chance to hire her as his live-in housekeeper. Soon, the two can no longer ignore their smoldering chemistry, and it seems turning their business relationship into a happily-ever-after for all three of them will be the next play. There’s just one problem: Nana doesn’t approve, and she’s not about to let her granddaughter go without a fight.

Clean Sweep may be read and enjoyed as a standalone sports romance!

About Kate

Kate is in love with the sport of hockey. And the entire Los Angeles Kings team. Having lived most of her life completely uninterested in professional sports, she is surprised at the intensity of her enthusiasm and her growing collection of Kings merchandise.

She has held a variety of jobs—podiatrist’s assistant, telemarketer, typist, gift wrapper, painter, illustrator’s assistant, paste-up artist, calligrapher, teacher, transcriptionist and barista—but her favorite by far is author. She resides in Los Angeles with her husband, their two sons, and a Chihuahua named Mochi.

She is also a member of the Romance Writers of America, Los Angeles Romance Authors, and Santa Clarita Romance Writers, and winner of the 2009 EPPIE Award for Best Fantasy/Paranormal Erotic Romance and the 2016 EPPIE Award for Best Contemporary Romance.

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Cover Reveal: The Man in Black (A Chicago Syndicate Novel) by Soraya Naomi

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Brielle
He consumed my mind. I never even crossed his.
From the moment I met Michael, mysteriously brooding and dressed like a dark angel, there was something electric between us. Or so I thought.
What I believed was a seductive and undeniably raw attraction has ended up being something else entirely, something I never foresaw.
Because he’s a skilled liar and a master manipulator, and I downright misread his intentions.
And now I’m afraid that falling for the man in black might become my biggest regret.

Michael
An overwhelming remorse haunts me after losing my fiancée, but I’m not a man who can afford to lower my guard.
I’m a ruthless criminal, one of the top members of the merciless mafia, the Chicago Syndicate, and I moved back home to keep to myself and do a job.
But when a curvaceous pastry chef with a beautiful smile and a possible link to my former life catches me in a reckless moment, I’m forced to watch her and strategize a plan.
Because I’m not sure if she’s out to get me or if she’s just an innocent civilian who doesn’t know that the restaurant she works at is actually a front to launder Syndicate money.
And I intend to find out if she’s playing me while I’m playing her. But then the demons that haunt me force me to make a huge mistake…

Deceit has a price—I just have to make sure I don’t pay with her life.

A standalone novel from the Chicago Syndicate world.

START THE SERIES NOW!
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About the Author:

Soraya Naomi’s writes love stories with a sinfully seductive blend of lust, deceit, lies & men who love hard and at all costs.
Her #1 Organized Crime debut series Chicago Syndicate was released in 2014. She’s honored that For Fallon won “Best Breakout Novel 2014” in the Novel Grounds Semi Annual Literary Awards.

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Release Blitz: Consume (Civil Corruption #3) by Jessica Prince

Title: Consume
Author: Jessica Prince
Series: Civil Corruption
Genre: Contemporary, Rockstar Romance

Killian Everett is condescending, egotistical, and a complete jerk.
When I started as the new assistant for the famous rock band Civil Corruption, I thought I’d hit the career jackpot…
but I was wrong.
With his attitude, bad behavior, and stupid good looks, Killian has made my life a living hell since my very first day.
We may fight constantly, but that doesn’t make me want him any less.
And now I know he wants me too.
He wants to seduce me.
He wants to own me.
He wants to consume me.
And if I’m not careful…
I just might let him.
**The Civil Corruption series is a series of interconnected, standalone, rockstar romances.**

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Born and raised around Houston Texas, Jessica spent most of her life complaining about the heat, humidity, and all around pain in the ass weather. It was only as an adult that she quickly realized the cost of living in Houston made up for not being able to breathe when she stepped outside. That’s why God created central air, after all.
Jessica is the mother of a perfect little boy–she refuses to accept that he inherited her attitude and sarcastic nature no matter what her husband says.
In addition to being a wife and mom, she’s also a wino, a coffee addict, and an avid lover of all types of books–romances still being her all time favs. Her husband likes to claim that reading is her obsession but she just says it’s a passion…there’s a difference. Not that she’d expect a boy to understand.
Jessica has been writing since she was a little girl, but thankfully grew out of drawing her own pictures for her stories before ever publishing her first book. Because an artist she is not.
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Release Blitz: Rockaway Bride by Pippa Grant ~ 4.5 stars

 

Title: Rockaway Bride
Author: Pippa Grant

Genre: Sexy Romantic Comedy

 Release Date: June 29, 2018

Blurb
A Rockstar Bridenaps a Preschool Teacher…
 
Kidnapping the bride seemed like a good idea at the time.
 
Her fiancé stole my fortune, so I stole his woman.
 
Tit for tat. Or tat for tit. However you want to look at it.
 
The one thing I didn’t expect?
 
Willow Honeycutt, preschool teacher, boy band super fan, is completely crazy.
 
And somehow she’s turned the tables on me.
 
Now, she’s holding me hostage, and she won’t let me go until we hit every item on her sparkly new, completely insane bucket list.
 
And that last item?
 
That last item might cost me more than any fortune.
 
It very well might cost me my heart.
 
Rockaway Bride is a romping fun romance between a down-on-his-luck rock star and a boy band-loving preschool teacher, complete with a road trip, handcuffs, and fun with nuns. This romantic comedy stands alone with no cheating or cliffhangers and ends with a rockin’ awesome happily ever after.
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Review

Lately, nothing has been going well for Dax Gallagher. His professional life is in shambles, and now all his money has been stolen in a Ponzi scheme. His bright idea? Steal the would-be bride of the thief – Willow Honeycutt – in hopes he’d get it back. Instead, he finds himself on a quasi European tour with her, and realises that completing a bucket list with his Princess isn’t quite so bad after all. But when love enters the equation, will she be willing to break out of her shell?

This latest installment is just as funny and entertaining as the others before it. I liked the shenanigans that Dax & Willow got into on their European tour. The secondary characters played strong supporting roles, and made the story even better. I’d definitely read more of Half Cocked Heroes band members’ stories.

I recommend this book. Pippa Grant truly knows how to write romantic comedy with feels that make you fall head-over-heels in love with her characters.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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Pippa Grant is a stay-at-home mom and housewife who loves to escape into sexy, funny stories way more than she likes perpetually cleaning toothpaste out of sinks and off toilet handles. When she’s not reading, writing, sleeping, or trying to prepare her adorable demon spawn to be productive members of society, she’s fantasizing about chocolate chip cookies.
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Blog Tour & Excerpt Reveal: Back to the Start (Dangerous Love #4) by Elle Keating ~ 5 stars

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Morgan Kelley has left Boston and is settling in Philadelphia…to a city that harbors her most painful secrets. Will these secrets destroy Morgan’s new beginning or will coming clean give her the second chance she’s longing to have? Find out in Elle Keating’s BACK TO THE START!

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Title: Back to the Start

Author: Elle Keating

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Series: Dangerous Love

Release Date: June 19, 2018

Format: Digital eBook

ISBN: TBD

Synopsis:

Jake McGinnis has the life he has dreamed of since childhood: a professional football career with adoring fans, financial security, and the unwavering support of his family. From the outside looking in, he has everything. But nothing could be further from the truth. Because there isn’t a day that goes by that Jake doesn’t think about his first love… and what his world would look like if she was still by his side. When he hears that she is relocating to start a new job less than a mile from him, the pain of their breakup feels fresher than ever. For eight years, he has wondered why their relationship ended and now she’s settling in his city. A city that isn’t big enough for the two of them.

For Morgan Kelley, moving to Philadelphia means living closer to her family and practicing veterinary medicine with two of her closest friends. It’s also her chance to start over and move on from her failed marriage. There’s only one con: the close proximity to Jake McGinnis. Once upon a time being near him was all she wanted, but now he is practically a stranger… and it’s all her fault. Faced with awful memories and the possibility of bumping into him at her favorite coffee shop, Morgan is haunted by the real reason she once broke both of their hearts. Deep down, she knows she won’t be able to embrace this new chapter of her life without finally telling Jake the whole truth.

But how will he react when she shares her secret? Their love story once felt inevitable, unshakable. Is this where it ends for good, or is it the beginning of a second chance?

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Review

What a beautiful story!

Jake and Morgan have always had a connection from the day they met as children. As they grew, Morgan fell in love with Jake, knowing he was “it” for her. Jake took a while to figure things out, but soon, he, too, knew that they were soulmates. So when Morgan ended things, it hurt Jake a lot. The pain is even sharper now that Morgan has moved back to their hometown for good, and Jake realises that he never really got over her. Morgan has a secret, but is unsure whether revealing it will sever the new bond she and Jake have formed.

This story is raw, and filled with a sort of sweet sorrow. Jake & Morgan suffered so much apart from each other, but there’s no doubt that Morgan made the choices she did out of anything less than pure love for Jake. I loved that the author did flashbacks to their past, so you felt the connection, and understood how important each was to the other.

This book is a standalone, but I look forward to reading about the characters I met in this book.

I wholeheartedly recommend this book. The author did a wonderful job, making us fall in love with these characters and their long, arduous road to happiness.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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“You said you wanted to be friends.” His tone wasn’t sarcastic or cruel, but gruff and needy. “Now tell me what you need.”

Jake’s words melted her, and she felt the last of her resistance drain from her body. “You,” Morgan whispered. She watched her admission take hold of him. His jaw clenched and his breathing became labored. The intensity of his gaze made her wet with desire and she silently begged him to take what had always been his.

“Be certain, Morgan. Because I won’t be able to stop once I taste you again.”

She bit her lip at the desperation in his voice. He needed assurance and she was more than willing to give it to him. Morgan slipped off her sneakers and socks. Her Eagles hoodie and the white t-shirt beneath were next. His eyes didn’t drift to her breasts but remained on her eyes. The lust she saw there, that restless need, was her undoing. She had just undone the  button on her jeans when Jake closed the distance between them. He took her face in his hands  and smashed his lips against hers. She was struggling for breath when he gave her his.

He tasted exactly like she remembered. But his body, everything from his ripped abs to his muscular torso, had changed. The last time they were together he had been on the cusp of being the man she knew he would become, the man who was claiming her right now. Needing to feel him against her heated skin, she removed his shirt and pressed her taut nipples against his rock-hard chest as he continued to devour her mouth. Unlike their first time, there was nothing gentle about this encounter. He wasn’t concerned that he would hurt her…he just took. And that was exactly what Morgan needed.

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About Elle:

Elle author photoElle Keating is the author of romance novels with sexy heroes and fierce females. Her first book, Thrill of the Chase (Dangerous Love, #1), was published by Forever Romance’s digital imprint, Forever Yours, in 2015. Cut to the Chase (Dangerous Love, #2) soon followed. Most recently, Elle self-published Wanting More (Dangerous Love, #3) and a standalone novel, Keeping His Commandments.

An avid reader of gritty, dark romances, her favorite authors include Pepper Winters, Penelope Ward, and Anna Zaires.

When she isn’t torturing her heroes and heroines (don’t worry, there’s always a happily ever after), Elle is a public school administrator and enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 children in New Jersey.

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Release Blitz: Color Blind (Fans of Football #1) by Leigh Lennon ~ 4.5 stars

 

Title: Color Blind
Series: Fans of Football #1
Author: Leigh Lennon
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 22, 2018
Blurb
Liz
A bond. A connection. Our difference in color didn’t matter; we were made for each other. A love so strong nothing could come between us—until someone did. Faced with an ultimatum, I made the only decision I could but it was never about skin color, for me. Saying good-bye to him left me in pieces, never to be the same without him.
Now, many years later, I am face to face with the man no one could ever compare to. The feelings I’ve pushed aside for him threaten to boil over. I must fight them. I can’t go back. I need to protect my family, myself.
Israel
Here I am, face to face with the one that got away, the one that abandoned me, the one no other woman could measure up to. I still need to know why she left. Did she leave me for her family money? Was it my skin color? She left by choice, leaving me broken. I’ve never been the same without her. But now that she’s in front of me, I can’t let her get away again. My slightest touch leaves her covered in goose bumps. Liz is using everything she has not to give in. I hope she will. I need her to be mine, to once again be my Buttercup.
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Review

This is a raw, messy, uncomfortable-at-times read that pulls at your heartstrings.

Iz & Liz met and fell in love at college. However, behind-the-scenes machinations by her father prevented their relationship from going further than it could have. Sixteen years later, it appears as though fate has conspired to give them a chance to rework their history into an amazing future, but the pain of the past is like a dark cloud, threatening their second chance before it even begins.

I liked the way the story unfolded, with flashbacks to the past, which allowed the reader to view the beginning of Liz & Iz’s relationship, as well as understand Liz’s frame of mind and the context in which her choices were made. The difficult topics broached within the pages were handled well by the author. Though it was a hard read at times, I just couldn’t put it down.

This is a good second chance/interracial romance – I highly recommend it.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Author Bio
Leigh Lennon is mother, veteran and a wife of a cancer survivor. Originally with a degree in education, she started writing as an outlet that has led to a deep passion. She lugs her computer with her as she crafts her next story. Her imaginary friends become real on her pages as she creates a world for them. She loves pretty nails, spiky hair and large earrings. Leigh can be found drinking coffee or wine, depending on the time of the day.
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Release Blitz: Crazy Stupid Love (A Dirty Dicks Novel) by K.L. Grayson ~ 5 stars

Title: Crazy Stupid Love
A Dirty Dicks Standalone Novel
Author: K.L. Grayson
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 20, 2018
Blurb
There’s a special place in hell for a man like me—a man who shamelessly sleeps with his best friend’s little sister, knowing he’ll never be what she needs. A man who takes because the only thing he has to offer in return is a broken past that’s destined to destroy his future.
I was the kid who grew up on the wrong side of the tracks with shit parents and clothes that had been handed down one too many times. I stole to feed my sister, fought to protect her, and I’ll always be the guy your parents don’t want you to bring home.
So yeah, that’s me. Lincoln Bennett. Adley Allen’s walk on the wild side. Her dirty little secret. And I’m okay with that—ninety-nine percent of the time. Unfortunately today is in that one percent when it doesn’t sit well with me. For some strange reason, I want to be around to celebrate all of Adley’s successes. I want to be here when she gets her first job and take her out to dinner after her first shift. I want to be
the one she depends on, the person she calls when she has a bad day. Or a great
day. Or any kind of day.
I want more than her body. I want her heart. But men like me don’t get women like her.
At least not to keep.
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This installment in the Dirty Dicks series is filled with the sort of love, contentment and heat that – for me – makes the perfect combination to a really good romance.

Adley & Lincoln have been messing around for 5 months. Scared that they’re not good enough for each other, they pretend that their physical relationship is all that they need, until feelings rear their silly, little heads. But will Lincoln have the courage to be the man Adley believes him to be, or will his past be the one wall they can’t tear down?

I loved that Adley accepted Lincoln as he was. She was willing to give him the space to work through his issues with the caveat that he not continue to shut her out. Lincoln’s character growth directly feeds into the growth of their relationship. Lincoln’s relationship with his sister will give you the fuzzies, while the way he looks out for Adley and the different ways he shows his love for her will make you swoon.

This is a fun, sexy read that I wholeheartedly recommend. There are vague, roundabout hints as to which Allen sibling or family friend K.L. Grayson will write about next, but one thing is for certain: I can’t wait for the next one!

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K.L. Grayson resides in a small town outside of St. Louis, MO.  She is entertained daily by her extraordinary husband, who will forever inspire every good quality she writes in a man.  Her entire life rests in the palms of six dirty little hands, and when the day is over and those pint-sized cherubs have been washed and tucked into bed, you can find her typing away furiously on her computer.  She has a love for alpha-males, brownies, reading, tattoos, sunglasses, and happy endings…and not particularly in that order.

Release Blitz: Sinful (Sin Duet #2) by M. Malone & Nana Malone ~ 5 stars

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Leave it to me to finally learn how to drive stick…with a woman who’s nothing but trouble.

Protecting people is what I do. But with Gemma everything is different. There was a time when she was my everything and I would have given my life to protect her.

Now she’s back and this time I won’t fail her. I’m ready to put it all on the line to keep her safe.

My past finally caught up with me and I had to make a choice. Leave or destroy my family. I’ll do anything to keep them safe…including walk into enemy territory.

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Review

This conclusion to the Sin Duet answered many questions that I had about Matthias & Noah since I first read about Blake Security in Shameless. It’s probably the best story so far, really.

Picking up from where Sin left off, Sinful plunged straight into a quest for answers and peace for the quiet, yet deadly former ORUS operative that I always held a soft spot in my heart for – Matthias. Finally, a man who’s only had snatches of love finally recognises the importance of family and what a real family does for its members.

This story was worth the wait for me (almost a year!). I can’t wait to see whose story is next. I eat up anything Malone Squared writes, especially their romantic suspense novels, and I know the next character’s story is gonna kick butt.

I highly recommend this duet, as well as the other books in the Blake Security series so far.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

 

I’m a bodyguard. I walk softly and carry a big…stick.

Too bad I have no idea how to use it.

I know what you’re thinking. How the hell do you end up a virgin when you live in a city known for easy access?

But my focus is protecting the women of New York…not fulfilling my every desire.

Then I meet her.

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They say love is all around.

Yeah, for everyone but me.

It sounds crazy, I know. Breaking News: badass bodyguard for the nation’s top security firm doesn’t know how to talk to women.

That’s it, folks. I have no game. Luckily my newfound family at Blake Security accepts me exactly as I am.

But there are things in my past, secrets, that I’d do anything to protect them from.

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NYT & USA Today bestselling author M. Malone lives in the Washington, DC metro area with her husband and their two sons. She holds a master’s degree in Business from a prestigious college that would no doubt be scandalized by how she’s using her expensive education.
Independently published, she has sold more than 1/2 million ebooks in her two series, THE ALEXANDERS and BLUE-COLLAR BILLIONAIRES. Since starting her indie journey in 2011 with the runaway bestselling novella “Teasing Trent,” her work has appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than a dozen times.
She’s now a full-time writer and spends 99.8% of her time in her pajamas.
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USA Today bestselling author Nana Malone‘s love of all things romance and adventure started with a tattered romantic suspense novel she “borrowed” from her cousin.
It was a sultry summer afternoon in Ghana, and Nana was a precocious thirteen. She’s been in love with kick-butt heroines ever since. With her overactive imagination constantly channeling her inner Buffy, it was only a matter a time before she started creating her own characters.
While she waits for her chance at a job as a ninja assassin, Nana works out her drama, passion and sass with fictional characters every bit as brazen and kick-butt as she thinks she is.
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Release Blitz: Cross Drop (On the Edge #2) by Elizabeth Hartey ~ 4.5 stars

Title: Cross Drop
Series: On the Edge
Author: Elizabeth Hartey
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 19, 2018
Publisher: Limitless Publishing

 

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I’m not a saint. Never claimed to be. I’ve played the game and scored my fair share—both on and off the field. This is why I should have known better than to fall for a hockey player. But I did. I fell fast and hard. 

Now I’m left with the painful consequences, reminded every day of how reckless I had been by giving him my heart so easily—so willingly. Dalt broke me in the cruelest of ways, and because of him, I’ll never be able to love again.

Dalt
Nikki changed me. She made me want to be a better man. My days playing off the ice were over because she owned every little piece of my heart…until she left, leaving behind a gnawing ache where my heart used to be.

Now she’s back, and it’s painfully clear she hates me, ignoring me, pretending like I’m nobody to her. But that’s just too damn bad. I want answers. I want a goddamn explanation.

And most of all…I want her.

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I really enjoyed this book.

Nikki & Dalt are so in love with each other – until Nikki disappears. When she comes back to school, there’s suddenly a chasm between them that is so wide, leaving Dalt confused. As Dalt refuses to give up on the love of his life, he finds out secrets and things he never imagined. Can he and Nikki move past everything and give their love another chance?

I loved that Dalt never gave up on Nikki. Sure, he did dumb stuff, but his heart was in the right place more often than not. In no way do you ever doubt that they belong together. Nikki was scared and distrustful because of her past, leading her to make snap, life-altering decisions. And Dalt is right there to love her through it all. While the book is emotional, it is very sexy, too. Dalt & Nikki have crazy, hot chemistry that burns.

I loved this cast of characters, and enjoyed their varied interactions. I highly recommend it. I definitely look forward to more. 

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

As a lover of the northeast US, Elizabeth moved with her husband to the Poconos several years ago to open a Chiropractic Clinic. Four children and a menagerie of animals later, she has finally found time to fulfill her lifelong dream of writing novels. The wild ride of writing books is one of the most difficult things she’s ever done in her life. But the opportunity to get her stories out of her head and down on paper and send them out into the world is also one of the most wonderful things she’s ever done. A dreamer at heart, romance is the genre she spends most of her time writing and reading into the wee hours of the morning. And having readers fall in love with her characters as much as she does is almost as exciting as giving birth (just not as painful!) When not juggling work responsibilities and writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, hiking the beautiful hills and woods around her home, swimming, knitting, watching old classic movies and traveling.
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Blog Tour: The Bombshell Effect by Karla Sorensen ~ 4.5 stars

 
Title: The Bombshell Effect
Author: Karla Sorensen
Genre: Sports Romantic Comedy
Release Date: June 14, 2018
Cover Designer: Najla Qamber

Allie Sutton just got a new job. 

Not one she wants, and definitely not one she’s prepared for. She hadn’t seen her dad in years, so the last thing she expects upon his sudden death is to inherit the thing he loved more than anything (or anyone) … the professional football team he owned for the last twenty years. 

Luke Pierson does not want a new boss. 

What he wants is to be a good father to his daughter, the best quarterback possible for his teammates. What he doesn’t need is a blonde bombshell ruining the team’s chances at another championship. Especially when that bombshell turns out to be his new neighbor. The neighbor he was a complete jerk to the first time they met. 

For the sake of the team, they treat each other like complete professionals. In public, at least. Behind closed doors, it’s a different story. And the fallout of giving in to that heat is something neither one of them can see coming.
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I chose to read this book because I read & loved ‘Tristan’ by Karla Sorensen. I was glad that I made a good choice.

The Bombshell Effect is about two people who suddenly realise that, in spite of everything bad that has happened in their pasts, there exists someone who could love them and build them up to be the best versions of themselves. Though the fiery chemistry between Luke & Allie doesn’t explode immediately, the steamy ride before & after that the author takes us on provides a riveting, fun, and almost inspirational read. I was actually disappointed when the book was over. Karla Sorensen created two main characters that I wanted more of, even after the story ended.

I highly recommend this book. There’s a lot to enjoy and love in it. Ms. Sorensen does an awesome job, drawing the reader into Luke & Allie’s world, as well as the world of the Washington Wolves. I hope we see one or more of these guys soon.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Well, let’s see … I’m a wife and a mother. If the things that I write bring a smile to someone’s face, then I’ve done my job. I am obsessed with Outlander (both the books and the show). I’m almost exclusively a romance reader, which means some people will never consider me a literary snob. If I could meet one historical figure, it would be Jane Austen. I received my Bachelors in Public Relations and worked in health care marketing before I had my babies. I hate Twitter. I do it, but I hate it. Also, if you want to get on my good side, bring me wine and I’ll love you forever.
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Audiotour: Thirty Day Boyfriend by Whitney G. ~ 4.5 stars

Thirty Day Boyfriend

by Whitney G.
Publication Date: November 2, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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I should’ve never agreed to this arrangement…

Thirty days ago, my boss–Mr. Wolf of Wall Street, came to me with an offer I couldn’t refuse: Sign my name on the dotted line and pretend to be his fiancée for one month. If I agreed, he would let me out of my employment contract with a “very generous” severance package.

The rules were pretty simple: No intimate kissing, no actual sex. Just pretend to love each other for the press, even though I’ve secretly wanted to knock that sexy smirk off his face since the first day we met.

I definitely didn’t need to think twice about this. I signed my name and started counting down the seconds to when I would never have to deal with his special brand of ass-holery again.

I only made it to one minute…

We argued the entire four-hour flight to his hometown, failed to make a convincing impression with the welcoming press, and right when I was about to knock that arrogant look off his face in real life? He purposely dropped his bath towel in front of me, distracting me with his nine-inch cock to “show me who the bigger person was” in our relationship. Then he gave me his trademark smirk once again and asked if I wanted to consummate our marriage.

Tragically, this is only day one.
We still have 29 more days to go…

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Review

This story was very funny and sexy. I liked the way the story was relatively drama-free, focused more on Nicholas & Emily’s relationship. Emily is a strong, sassy heroine that was easy to like. Nicholas wasn’t as alpha-hole- ish as I expected. You could tell he was soft on Emily pretty early on.

I preferred the female’s voice, though, as she seemed to do better voice intonation. Her imitations of the voices of the opposite sex were also better.

All in all, I enjoyed my first Audible experience!

I received an ARC of the audible version of this book.

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About Whitney G.

Whitney G. is a twenty-eight-year-old optimist who is obsessed with travel, tea, and great coffee. She’s also a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of several contemporary novels, and the cofounder of The Indie Tea–an inspirational blog for indie romance authors.

When she’s not chatting with readers on her Facebook Page, you can find her on her website at http://www.whitneygbooks.com or on instagram: @whitneyg.author. (If she’s not in either of those places, she’s probably locked away working on another crazy story.)

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The one person standing between me and organizational heaven at the small town brewery I inherited with my sisters is brewmaster Sean O’Dell. Can you believe the pig-headed and too-hot-for-his-own-good man shoots down every change I want to make? Especially when I have the color-coded spreadsheets and charts to prove that a little something different is exactly what’s needed. 

And he thinks that his strong but silent act is going to make me back down? He couldn’t be more wrong. 

The man is hiding something behind all his sexy scruff and I’m going to find out exactly what it is. What I’m not going to do though is give in to the white-hot attraction between us making me want to undo a few of my buttoned-up sweaters and finally figure find out what would happen if I finally let loose.

Release Boost: Cosmopolitan (Happy Hour #4) by Kristen Hope Mazzola

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From bestselling author Kristen Hope Mazzola, comes a brand-new romantic comedy series!

Cheers to the best group of friends a woman could ask for.
Cheers to small apartments and even smaller…paychecks.
Cheers to a broken heart and healing it one Cosmopolitan at a time.
Cheers to Happy Hour!

Caroline Waters has always been sweet as cherry pie. The token sweetheart of her group of friends and a first-grade teacher, Caroline lives life by one simple rule: everything is better with a smile.

There’s only one problem, she’s putting on a brave front for her gal-pals. Unlucky in love, watching all three of her best friends basking in new thriving relationships, Caroline has given up on finding that special someone.

Isn’t it funny when Cupid’s arrow strikes when you least expect it? But will Caroline’s streak of dating bad luck keep her from seeing the man right in front of her face?

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Bestselling author, Kristen Hope Mazzola, is a Florida native that has found herself loving a North Carolina life. She writes contemporary romance ranging from steamy romantic comedy, sexy erotica, angsty new adult, all the way to sports romance – with dirty bikers, hot military men, and swoon-worthy rockstars in between.

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Cover Reveal: The Truth About Us (Bryant Family #1) by R.C. Stephens

Title: The Truth About Us
Series: Bryant Family #1
Author: R.C. Stephens
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Sarah Hansen
Release Date: August 7, 2019
Blurb
Jolie
Griffin Campbell was the typical bad boy. My father warned me not to get too close. But he’s handsome as hell with eyes the color of the ocean, and he’s fiercely loyal and loves unconditionally. I couldn’t stay away when he was the only boy to ever claim my heart. I gave him all my firsts . . . and he left me behind.
Ten years later, he’s returned home offering answers as to why he left because he wants me back—only I’m not the broken-hearted teenager he once fell for. His pretty eyes and killer muscles aren’t enough to mend the hurt that rages inside me. 
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Jolie Bryant was my best friend’s little sister. She’s sexy as hell, sweet as sin, and very forbidden—my favorite memory and my biggest regret.
I should stay away. I’m harboring secrets that will shatter her world.
The thing about secrets is that they always find a way to come out. I just hope that when mine do, she won’t turn away from me . . .
I want my second chance with the only girl I’ve ever loved, but it seems that fate has other plans.
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R.C. Stephens is a top 100 Amazon best selling author. She has written ten romance novels and plans to continue to write many more.
When she isn’t in her writing cave she is raising three lovely children with her adoring husband.
Her books are filled with humor, heartbreak, emotion and true love.
Born and raised in Toronto, she loves the winter, but Spring and Fall are her favorite seasons.
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Release Boost: Bad Divorce (Billionaire’s Club #5) by Elise Faber

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Bec Darden was a high-powered attorney who had spent her entire adult life building a fearsome reputation both in the courtroom and the boardroom.

But once upon a time, she was also a naïve and romantic—aka idiotic—soul who’d married her college sweetheart on a whim just before graduating. She and Luke were young and in love and—

No surprise, her marriage had been short-lived.

Explosive. Miserable. And incredibly, incredibly short-lived.

But now Luke Pearson was back in her life and with the worst possible news. Her marriage, the one she’d almost immediately regretted, and the subsequent divorce she’d paid through the teeth for by working insane hours and basically not sleeping for several years hadn’t happened.

As in she was still freaking married.

Luke had been sexy in high school, gorgeous in college, but he was even hotter as a grown man and his reappearance in her life hadn’t done anything to dampen the attraction she felt for him.

But Bec had already learned that sex wasn’t everything. One broken heart was enough, and she wasn’t in the market to give Luke another chance at shattering her all over again. He needed to sign the divorce papers she drafted and leave her to her life.

Except . . . what did they say about best laid plans?

Because Luke wouldn’t sign.

 

About the Author:

Aside from writing romance, Elise’s passions are chocolate, Star Wars, 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 is the mom to two exuberant boys and is thoroughly addicted to Dancing With the Stars.

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Cover Reveal: Make Me Lose (Bayshore #1) by Ember Leigh

Today we have the gorgeous cover for Ember Leigh’s MAKE ME LOSE! Check it out and be sure to pre-order your copy today!

Title: Make Me Lose

Author: Ember Leigh

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Blitz: July 23rd

About Make Me Lose:

Grayson Daly and I aren’t just rivals. We’re enemies.

Born minutes apart on the same day in the same hospital, our parents thought this meant we were somehow destined to be together. We knew were we just destined to beat each other.

Competition boiled over until junior year, when the cold war turned into an unexpected peace offering. Maybe my hormones allowed me to notice his broad shoulders, stormy gray-blue eyes, and soccer star’s chiseled frame. But after I fell for him…he stomped all over my heart.

Ten years later, I’m at the top of the realty game in Bayshore and Grayson is just a distant memory. Until he shows up from NYC, his ego bigger than a skyscraper, and asks me to sell the house he recently inherited.

It’s easy to say no. Even though I want to climb him like the jungle gyms we used to dangle from in strong arm battles.

But I forgot that Gray doesn’t take no for an answer. And that he isn’t content unless he’s defeating me.

He butts into my evenings on the boat. Ropes me into water skiing battles. Even shows up at the bar and creates a scene when I’m scouting a date to the upcoming Bicentennial Ball.

It’s almost like he’s gunning to win me.

But if he wins, that means I lose.

And I’m not ready to cede victory just yet.

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“You can drop me off here.”

“Hazel, I’m seeing this through.” I step up to her door, hoisting her up on my back one last time. “You know I can’t see our friends again and tell them I didn’t drop you off inside your house after your water-skiing injury.”

She grumbles but fishes a key out of her purse. I bend so she can reach the lock. The door swings open, revealing a spacious, two-story great room. Dark wood floors are intermittently covered with slate gray rugs and low, comfy-looking couches. A staircase curves up to the second floor. Everything is as immaculate as a showroom, yet somehow distinctly lived in.

“Nice.” I head to the couch and come to my knees so she can slide off. Once I’m gazing back into those mossy green eyes, I can barely remember what I’m supposed to be doing here.

“What?” she asks.

“Your house. It’s exactly what I would expect.”

Hazel seems to have softened a little. Her lips curl up at the edges. “Thanks, I think.”

I push my palm over the edge of her couch, dangerously close to her knee. She crosses her ankles as she settles back into the cushions. My fingertips brush her skin, and I meet her gaze again.

And damn, if the way she’s looking at me right now isn’t making every inch of my body come to attention. Electricity snaps between us; the air grows taut. I trail my fingers over her kneecap, then trace that sensitive hollow behind. Her breath hitches.

So the unshakeable Hazel can be shaken by Gray, even ten years later.

“What are you trying to do?” she asks, a lazy tone to her voice. Like she’s caught somewhere between a dream and distraction.

My heart hammers as my gaze drifts up the sun-kissed expanse of her thigh. Fingertips sizzling from the contact, I trace a slow, invisible pattern over her knee.

I want to be honest with her. I’m trying to fucking kiss her. To reduce this tension in my chest by a fraction. To see if she’ll let me spend the rest of the evening at her side, getting lost in the past as much as the present.

“You know what I’m trying to do,” I say, enjoying the goosepimples blossoming beneath my touch. She’s never been good at fully convincing me she doesn’t like me. Hazel talks a good game, but I know her weaknesses. The area behind her kneecap might as well be an earlobe. I swipe my middle finger over that dip again, watching as her nostrils flare.

“Taking advantage of the woman you mortally wounded out on the lake?” She lifts a brow, but her gaze is on my hand.

I scoff and move my hand away from her. My skin protests the decision. And apparently she does, too. She moves her knee closer to me. My gaze snags on that scrap of fabric covering her pussy—that sweet heat I’d been lucky enough to know once upon a time.

The ball’s in my court right now. I don’t know what to do with so much power. I wonder if she realizes that she lost. The evidence is her prickled skin. Her flushed chest. Her green eyes boring a hole through me.

“There’s nothing wrong with being nice to my new realtor,” I say. It’s a struggle to hide the evil grin that wants to overtake my face, but I manage. I push away from the couch after summoning every last ounce of willpower. “You good here? Or do you need more help tending your loser wounds?”

And then Hazel cocks her head at me, eyes shrinking to slits.

But I see the things she’s trying to hide the most.

Like the start of a smile on those pretty lips.

About Ember Leigh:

Ember Leigh has been writing erotic romance novels since she was far too young. A native of northern Ohio, she currently resides near Lake Erie with her Argentinean husband, where they run an Argentinian-American food truck. In addition to romance novels, Ember also writes travel memoirs and occasionally updates a couple of blogs. In her free time, she practices Ashtanga yoga, hops around the world, and eats lots of vegetables.

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Cover Reveal: To Have & Hate by Donna Alam

TO HAVE & HATE by Donna Alam
Release Date: July 25th

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Blurb:
Beckett. Let me count the ways I loathe him.

1. He’s the bane of my existence.

2. A thorn in my side.

3. And I’m pretty sure he’s the devil in disguise.
Or he at least has him on speed-dial.

So why am I standing here, bouquet in hand, about to become his wife?

He calls it a business proposition.
I call it blackmail.

He says our fighting is foreplay.
I say he should be on meds.

He says he has the power to destroy my company,
I say with a husband like him, who needs enemies?

But I can survive this six-month calamity.

All I have to do is keep hating him . . .

About the Author:
USA Today bestselling author Donna writes dirty stories, according to her family. She hopes you find them funny, too.

When not bashing away at a keyboard, she can usually be found hiding from her family and responsibilities with a good book in her hand and a dog that looks like a grey mop by her feet.

She likes her humour and wine dry, her mojitos sweet, and her language salty.

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Double Cover Reveal: Sinners Are Winners & If You Say So by Lani Lynn Vale

SINNERS ARE WINNERS
Release Day – Oct 8
He saw her from across a crowded ballpark and knew she was about to change his life.
Yes, he realizes just how cliché that really is, but the
moment his eyes locked on her, he knew that she was the one.
At least, the one that royally screwed him over. The one responsible for his demotion and the subsequent disciplinary action taken against him before he’d even gotten out of the probationary period with Kilgore Police Department.
It all started with a kiss.
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Saylor Rae Spada tried to mind her business. She also tried to not get involved in petty disputes.
However, from the moment she saw him sitting next to her at a professional baseball game, a game she didn’t even want to be at but was dragged to by her blind date, she couldn’t look away.
Then the kiss cam came on, featuring none other than her and the handsome stranger.
Without missing a beat, he kissed her.
Then her blind date decided to pull a knife and try to stab him.
From that point forward, she’s done nothing but cause him trouble.
Trouble that he’s starting to find increasingly adorable.
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IF YOU SAY SO
Release Day – NOV 12
Gabriel Luca Maldonado, III and Francesca Leandra Solomon were meant to be. They were so in love that everybody prayed for what they had.
Everything was glorious. They would get married, have children and live a perfect life. She would be a doctor in the emergency room once she finished her doctorate, and he would be a bad-ass Navy SEAL and save people for a living.
But then Luca is deployed across the world, and per military regulations, Frankie isn’t allowed to follow.
They’ve overcome a lot in their short relationship, and they can overcome this, too. Two years was a piece of cake. She’d finish her schooling and wait for him. And when he finally returned home, they would marry.
But two months into Luca’s deployment, the unthinkable happens, and Frankie is left alone and heartbroken, knowing that she’ll have to face the rest of life without Luca at her side.
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Fast forward two years, and Frankie is exactly where her fiancé’s father left her, in a pit of despair that she has no hope of ever finding her way out of.
She lives life one second at a time, depressed and alone, hoping tomorrow won’t hurt like today.
She finds a job, moves, and hopes that the nightmares won’t swallow her whole.
But just as she thinks that she’s getting better, one of her nightmares walks through the doors of her ER, and that nightmare has a name.
Gabriel Luca Maldonado, III. In the flesh.
Also healthy and whole, and definitely no longer missing.
Sadly, it only takes her a half a second to realize that the man that left her isn’t the same man that returned.
The old one wanted her. The new one? Well, he’s definitely not interested anymore.
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Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.
When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.
Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.
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Release Blitz: Flutter (Nash Brothers #3) by Carrie Aarons ~ 5 stars

𝐅𝐥𝐮𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 (𝐍𝐚𝐬𝐡 𝐁𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬, 𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐓𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐞):

He can’t stand her, and best believe, the feeling is mutual.
Her life is the complete opposite of what he desires.
So, why can’t they keep their hands off each other?

Forrest Nash is a smug know-it-all. With his brains, ridiculous good looks and penchant for disobeying the laws of both the police and the dark web, Fawn Hill’s resident genius is cockier than any man Penelope Briggs has ever encountered. It doesn’t help that their six-year age difference makes him completely ineligible in her eyes. Add in the fact that he doesn’t want marriage or babies, and that should eliminate him from the dating pool forever. But it doesn’t mean she can’t sleep with him. Once. Or twice. Or ten times. Against all logic, though, Forrest seems to be sneaking into her heart at the same time he’s sneaking into her bed.

Penelope Briggs is one bossy, obnoxious woman. With three young children, a calendar full of school drop-offs and sports, and enough emotional baggage to fill an airplane, this widow is definitely not what Forrest Nash is looking for. And yet, he can’t get enough of the maddening bombshell. But as their hook-ups become a constant, so does his involvement in Penelope’s life. The things he swore he never wanted, love and kids, seem to be the only things on his mind. And when an attack from his part of the cyber world threatens her safety, he’ll have to admit his feelings for the woman he’d do anything to protect. What started as a convenient friends-with-benefits situation is quickly growing wings. Even if both parties are trying hard to ignore the flutter.

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Review

Okay.

Carrie Aarons needs to stop making the Nash heroes so freaking amazing! Though I love them all, I think Forrest will be my favourite out of the quartet. Honestly, she blew my expectations out of the water with this one.

Forrest is the most sarcastic, crude Nash brother. The one that hides behind the façade of someone who doesn’t really care about anything or anyone. Yet, he does care – about the one woman who’s had his heart ever since he was a preteen. Too bad she doesn’t really SEE the man he’s become.

Forrest hides behind his intelligence & sharp wit; it saved him as a child, and it protects him now as an adult. Yet, underneath his crass exterior, is the guy who looks out for everyone.

We’re like oxygen and flames. Matches and gasoline. And when we mix for just long enough, we burn the whole place down.”

Penelope Briggs feels overwhelmed by life. The escape she seeks comes in the last form she expected – Forrest Nash – her nemesis. Yet the charge she gets from their every encounter begins to translate to more than just sexual chemistry, something she never thought would happen for her again.

From the first time I met Penelope, I admired her. Life has knocked her around a few times, yet she’s remained as strong as she could. I love how passionate & opinionated she is.

I really loved this book. There were many sweet moments interspersed with the love/hate fireworks the couple created. The layer of suspense only enhanced what was already a well-written enemies-to-lovers romance.

I can’t wait to read Falter, though I am already dreading the end of this series.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

AUTHOR BIO

Author of romance novels such as The Tenth Girl and Privileged, 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, daughter and Lab/Great Dane rescue.

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Release Blitz: Cosmopolitan (Happy Hour #4) by Kristen Hope Mazzola ~ 3 stars

Cosmopolitan by Kristen Hope Mazzola is available NOW!

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From bestselling author Kristen Hope Mazzola, comes a brand-new romantic comedy series!

Cheers to the best group of friends a woman could ask for.
Cheers to small apartments and even smaller…paychecks.
Cheers to a broken heart and healing it one Cosmopolitan at a time.
Cheers to Happy Hour!

Caroline Waters has always been sweet as cherry pie. The token sweetheart of her group of friends and a first-grade teacher, Caroline lives life by one simple rule: everything is better with a smile.

There’s only one problem, she’s putting on a brave front for her gal-pals. Unlucky in love, watching all three of her best friends basking in new thriving relationships, Caroline has given up on finding that special someone.

Isn’t it funny when Cupid’s arrow strikes when you least expect it? But will Caroline’s streak of dating bad luck keep her from seeing the man right in front of her face?

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Review

Caroline is parts turned on and turned off whenever her new boss, Blake, is in the same room. He’s handsome, yet the words that come out of his mouth drive her up a wall.

As Blake & Caroline go back and forth, her band of girlfriends and their significant others join forces to ensure that their insanity has some less-than-intense moments.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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About the Author:

Bestselling author, Kristen Hope Mazzola, is a Florida native that has found herself loving a North Carolina life. She writes contemporary romance ranging from steamy romantic comedy, sexy erotica, angsty new adult, all the way to sports romance – with dirty bikers, hot military men, and swoon-worthy rockstars in between.

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Teaser Thursday – Kickoff: The Originals (Seattle Steelheads #1) by Jami Davenport

Kickoff by Jami Davenport releases on July 25th!

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Struggling pro football wide receiver Derek Ramsey was once Rachel McCormick’s best friend and lover, and now they’re forced together again.

Gifted with an uncanny ability for evaluating football talent and a dogged determination to succeed in a man’s world, Rachel finally gets her chance in the pros as a staff member of the Seattle Steelheads. Her first assignment is to help Derek get his game back. While working with him on the field, she succumbs to the chemistry between them and spends a forbidden night in his arms.

The next day Derek has the best performance of his not-so illustrious career. Soon Derek and Rachel are racking up nights in bed, and the team is racking up wins. Not only is Rachel his coach, but Derek knows the truth behind a secret that destroyed her father years before. They’re risking their careers, but they can’t resist each other.

Torn between love and duty, the clock is winding down. It’s fourth and goal, one second left in the game. The next play Derek makes must be for Rachel’s heart.

Previously published as Fourth and Goal in 2011. This version has been updated, re-written, and re-edited.