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

WHISKEY DICK

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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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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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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Review

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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Review

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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About Kennedy

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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Release Blitz: Block Shot (A Hoops Novel) by Kennedy Ryan

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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

Block Shot, Kennedy Ryan’s enemies-to-lovers, second-chance standalone romance is LIVE and FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

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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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Review

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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Author Bio:

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

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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.

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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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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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.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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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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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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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.

A standalone novel from the Chicago Syndicate world.

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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.

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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.

 

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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.

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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:
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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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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.

 

Purchase the previous book in this standalone duo…

Purchase LUCKY STAR Now:

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About the Author

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!

Get ready for your dark mafia romance fix!

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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.

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

It’s time to get swept!
Clean Sweep by Kate Willoughby is NOW LIVE!

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BLURB:

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

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.

A standalone novel from the Chicago Syndicate world.

START THE SERIES NOW!
FREE with #KindleUnlimited
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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.

Connect with Soraya:

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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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Meet the boys of Civil Corruption in Corrupt & Defile

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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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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.

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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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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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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
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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.
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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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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
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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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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.

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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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He’ll play dirty to get his girl
“Fun, addictive, and outrageously sexy! Dirty Player brought all the feels and left me panting for more!”—Annika Martin, New York Times Bestselling Author
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It started as a joke…
A throw away promise between friends.
A dare for a single kiss at our reunion and nothing more.
But that kiss…
That kiss was no joking matter.
It was hot and wet.
A hands-everywhere, breathless kind of insanity that left us both teetering on the brink.
She’s got rules about dating guys like me…
Rules I respect the hell out of when they apply to any other pro athlete.
But as they apply to me? Well, those rules are about to be broken.
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Blog Tour: 13 (The List #2) by Rhonda James ~ 4.5 stars

Today we have the blog tour of 13 by Rhonda James! We are so excited to share this sexy new romance with you! Check it out and grab your copy today!

Title: 13

Author: Rhonda James

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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“Fake it till you make it.”

A notion I once considered utterly ridiculous. Until one crazy night with a mysterious man resulted in a social media frenzy that had the entire entertainment industry talking.

Seems a fake marriage was just what my career needed to make Hollywood come knocking.

Convincing him to continue the charade was almost too easy. The chemistry between us made it impossible to keep my hands to myself. But it was all just pretend, right? Love was never in the script.

That is, until he re-wrote it.

13 Reasons You Should Stay:

  1. I’m crazy about you
  2. I make you laugh
  3. You totally dig me

 

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I truly enjoyed this book!

Sophie & Hawk’s romance stirred something inside me. I loved the way Hawk took care of Sophie – it was beautiful & swoon-worthy. She was hurting and needing someone, and he became that and more. I loved Sophie, too. A woman mature enough to admit she’d made mistakes, and strong enough to want and work towards more and better for herself.

This is my first book by Rhonda James, and I am definitely looking forward to reading more from her!

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The first thing I noticed were his eyes. Bottle green with the tiniest flecks of copper scattered throughout, and when the light hit them just right, those flecks sparkled in the most intriguing way. His shaggy caramel-blond hair stuck up in all directions, as if he’d been running his fingers through it all day, and the longer I stared, the more I found myself wanting to do the same thing. Tattoos circled both of his wrists, and his ears were pierced and adorned in black onyx. He had a smile that could simultaneously melt your heart and panties. Everything about him screamed male model, and if he wasn’t, then he sure as hell should be. He was that gorgeous. The bar was packed, and he was seated close. So close his muscular thigh pressed tightly against mine, making it impossible to ignore his presence. Not that I wanted to or anything.

By the time I finished examining him, I looked up and found his pouty lips were puckered as if he was deep in thought. Either that or he was thinking about kissing me. Yeah, I knew we hadn’t been formally introduced, but I’d definitely consider kissing those lips. His gaze was intense, and it roamed my entire body, slowly, as if he were cataloging every detail for later when he was alone and naked in the shower. The thought of him naked, alone or otherwise, excited me.

“No one special.” I fidgeted in my seat. “Old boyfriend.”

“If you ask me, he’s a dumbass for letting you get away. You’re much prettier than candy.”

Another blush heated my cheeks as I shook my head and responded, if only to keep him talking, “Ahh, but you haven’t seen this particular piece of candy.”

“Don’t need to. He gave you up. In my book, that’s reason enough to achieve asshole status.” He winked and tipped his glass to mine. “But, thanks to his assholery, you’re here with me. So… to assholes.”

Okay. He was definitely flirting.

 

 

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BLURB

Every girl has a breaking point…
Mine came the moment I found my boyfriend in bed with another woman. Turns out she wasn’t the first, either. Nope. Seems my guy had been screwing every available girl on campus and I’d been oblivious to all of it.
Running away with a rock band may not be the best way to handle things, but that’s exactly what I do. Two days into the adventure, I’m slapped in the face with how boring and predictable my life has been up to this point.
With my birthday fast approaching, I finally give in to my best friend’s advice and make a list. You know the kind. Every single thing I’ve been too chicken to do–until now, anyway.
The catch? Accomplishing all 21 before my birthday. Should make for an interesting month.
1) Adopt Sophie’s FUCK THE RULES motto
2) Be more adventurous
3) Kiss a random guy
4) Proposition a hot guy
5) Achieve the BIG ‘O’

 

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Blog Tour – Excerpt Reveal & ARC Review: BANE (Sinners of Saint #5) by L.J. Shen ~ 5 stars

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Bane, the highly-anticipated next standalone in the Sinners of Saint Series by L.J. Shen is LIVE

Bane

Naked surfer. Habitual pothead. A con, a liar, a thief and a fraud.

Last I heard, he was extorting the rich and screwing their wives for a living.

Which is why I’m more than a little surprised to find him at my threshold, looking for my friendship, my services, and most puzzling of all—looking humbled.

Thing is, I’m on a boycott. Literally—I cut boys from my life. Permanently.

Problem is, Bane is not a boy, he is all man, and I’m falling, crashing, drowning in his sweet, perfect lies.

Jesse Carter

Hot as hell, cold as ice.

I wasn’t aware of her existence until a fat, juicy deal landed in my lap.

She’s a part of it, a little plaything to kill some time.

She is collateral, a means to an end, and a side-bonus for striking a deal with her oil tycoon stepdad.

More than anything, Jesse Carter is a tough nut to crack.

Little does she know, I have the f****** teeth for it.

 

REVIEW

Umm… Wow! This book has me scrambling for words to describe it. Stunning. Painful. Angst-filled. Crazy. Enlightening. Inspirational.

My whole life has been pledged to this meeting with you.”

Bane is not a guy you’d be scrambling to have your parents meet, but he’s perfect in every way for Jesse. With their lives intertwined before they ever met, their unexpected relationship blooms and flourishes, forcing both Jesse and Bane out of their comfort zones and into a world of feelings. I couldn’t help but root for them.

Bane is the resident whore, pothead and con artist – titles he owns without remorse. Not inherently bad, he accepts a job, only to realise too late that the job would become his life, his very reason for living.

Though a bit defeated after life has dealt her blow after blow, you can’t help but admire Jesse. She’s fragile, yet strong. Distrustful, yet hopeful that she’d get her silver lining. Meeting Bane opens her eyes and her heart, helping her realise her potential and purpose.

You don’t need a prince, princess. You need a sword.”

And wield it she does. After her disappointments, she comes back stronger than ever. Both of them change and grow with the other’s help. Finally realising a fundamental truth about self worth:

Life is about meeting your eyes in the mirror without flinching.”

This is the first book in the Sinners of Saint series I’ve read. I wanted to see for myself what all the fuss was about. This book is one that I couldn’t put down. Its characters and situations are vivid, profound and entertaining – some are quite funny. I wholeheartedly, unreservedly recommend this book as one of the better books I’ve read for the year.

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EXCERPT

Bane

Then.

A liar.

A con.

A godless thief.

My reputation was a big wave that I rode, one that swallowed everyone around me, drowning every attempt to fuck with what’s mine.

I’d been known as a stoner, but power was my real drug of choice. Money meant nothing. It was tangible, and therefore easy to lose. See, to me, people were a game. One I’d always known how to win.

Move the rooks around.

Change the queen when necessary.

Guard the king at all fucking times.

I was never distracted, never deterred, and never jealous.

So, imagine my surprise when I found myself being all three at once.

It was a siren with coal black hair who robbed me of riding the biggest wave I’d seen that summer. Of my precious attention. Of my goddamn breath.

She glided from the ocean to the beach like nightfall.

I crouched down, straddling my surfboard, gawking.

Edie and Beck stopped beside me, floating on their boards in my periphery.

“This one’s taken by Emery Wallace,” Edie had warned. Thief.

“This one’s the hottest masterpiece in town.” Beck had chuckled. Con.

“More importantly, she only dates rich bastards.” Liar.

I had all the ingredients to pull her in.

Her body was a patch of fresh snow. White, fair, like the sun shone through her, never quite soaking in. Her skin defied nature, her ass defied my sanity, but it was the words on her back that made my logic rebel.

It wasn’t her curves or the way she swayed her hips like a dangling, poisonous apple that warranted my reaction to her.

It was that tattoo I had noticed when she swam close to me earlier, the words trickling down the nape of her neck and back in a straight arrow.

My Whole Life Has Been Pledged to This Meeting with You

Pushkin.

I only knew one person who went gaga over the Russian poet, and, like the famous Alexander, he was currently six feet under.

My friends began to paddle back to shore. I couldn’t move. It felt like my balls were ten tons heavy. I didn’t believe in love at first sight. Lust, maybe, but even that wasn’t the word I was looking for. No. This girl fucking intrigued me.

“What’s her name?” I snatched Beck’s ankle, yanking him back to me. Edie stopped pedaling and looked back, her gaze ping-ponging between us.

“Doesn’t matter, bro.”

“What’s. Her. Name?” I repeated through a locked jaw.

“Dude, she’s, like, way young.”

“I will not repeat myself a third time.”

Beck’s throat bobbed with a swallow. He knew damn well that I didn’t mess around. If she was legal—it was on.

“Jesse Carter.”

Jesse Carter was going to be mine before she even knew me.

Before I even knew her.

Before her life turned upside down and her fate rewrote itself with her blood.

So here was the truth that even my lying ass wouldn’t admit later on in our story—I wanted her before.

Before she became business.

Before the truth caged her in.

Before the secrets gushed out.

I never did get to surf that day.

My surfboard broke.

Should have known it was an omen.

My heart was going to be next in line.

And for a small chick, she did one hell of a fucking job obliterating it.

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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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Blog Tour – Review & Giveaway: Let me Love You by Jessica Jayne ~ 4 stars


Let Me Love You
Jessica Jayne
Publication date: December 18th 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Twenty-three year old Ren Haynes returns home after graduating college with two goals–start his engineering career and claim the heart of his parents’ thirty-one year old divorced neighbor, Stacey Williams.

Stacey is nursing her broken heart and shattered ego. Not only did her ex-husband have an affair, he got the woman pregnant. Picking up the pieces of her life isn’t easy, so when Ren taps into her need to feel desired again, she finds herself in a position she never imagined.

Can Ren help to rebuild her confidence and convince her that age is just a number?

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This book was a real treat from beginning to end. Though fast-paced, it manages to impact you with all the feelings the main characters experience as they face their feelings for each other while dealing with the possible fallout from others around them.

I liked that the author didn’t try to complicate things more than necessary, and the emotions in the novel were realistically portrayed by the different characters. This is a fun, sexy romance that I definitely recommend!

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Author Bio:

Jessica is a born and raised small town Ohio girl, who moved to the Sunshine State after graduating from college. She graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree in English. What college major could possibly be better than one that makes you read novels and write about them! Now she is thrilled to be able to share all the hot stories floating around in her head!

Jessica loves to travel and travel often! She shares her love of travel with her husband and children. She’s a huge sports fan, especially football. She the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Ohio State Buckeyes! She’s a wine-making (and wine-tasting) aficionado. She loves all music. And nothing is better than sunset at the beach!

In the journey of life, she also married a wonderful man and had three beautiful (and sometimes crazy) children. Life is always an adventure!

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Blog Tour, ARC Review & Giveaway: Promise Me Always ~ 4 stars


Promise Me Always
Rhonda Shaw
Publication date: February 26th 2018
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Gabrielle Wells was everything Danny Anderson shouldn’t want. She was his opposite in every way, but he couldn’t keep his distance, and fate seemed to push them together at every turn. She consumed him, and the more he learned about her, the more he realized she was exactly what he didn’t know he needed. But then past mistakes forced him to walk away and never look back, breaking Gabrielle’s heart in the process.

Fast forward six years, and it seems as if fate is intervening again. Danny, now a best-selling rap artist, returns to his hometown, and is reunited with the only girl he’s ever loved.

Gabrielle isn’t the girl he left behind, though, and Danny realizes life has thrown her quite a few curves. But he will stop at nothing to get her back, refusing to let his true desires—love and family—continue to elude him. However, when Danny’s past crashes into his present, threatening everyone he loves and everything he’s fought for, he must decide if his promise to Gabrielle of “always” is worth the risk.

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Danny has big dreams of being a famous rapper. The new girl at school – no matter how intriguingly beautiful – shouldn’t be on his radar, except she is. Now, Danny wants both the girl and the dream, but his past keeps interfering. Can he really have the best of both worlds?

This is a sweet second chance romance. Danny & Gabrielle’s story is an emotional ride, though you’ll find yourself hoping throughout that they sort out their issues and get back together in spite of every obstacle thrown in their path.

I was looking forward to all the loose ends being tied up. I still have questions! But this sweet story with its dramatic subplots will certainly thrill you.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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Rhonda owes her love of reading to her mother who would read to her each night before bed and sometimes give into pleads for more than one chapter. These days, if Rhonda doesn’t have a book in her hands, it feels like something is missing. While romance is her true passion, Rhonda enjoys reading multiple genres.

Born in California, but transplanted to the Midwest, Rhonda is warm weather girl to the bone (even years later, winter and her are not on speaking terms) and loves nothing more than a balmy, summer evening. She also loves all animals–especially her silly French Bulldog, Keno.

Nowadays, she has so many characters and story ideas running around in her head that she can’t keep up with them. But one day, she’ll tell each one.

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Blog Tour|ARC Review|Excerpt Review|#TeaserShare|Giveaway: Indecent Exposure (The Academy #2) by Tessa Bailey ~ 5 stars

Is there a problem, Officer?

Jack Garrett isn’t a police officer yet, but there’s already an emergency. His new firearms instructor—the one who just dropped every jaw in the academy gym—is the same sexy Irish stranger Jack locked lips with last night. The Olympic gold medalist and expert markswoman is now officially off-limits, but Jack’s never cared much for rules . . .

Katie McCoy’s been cooped up in a shooting range for too long. A wild love affair is just what she needs to let loose, though she never imagined it would be with her smokin’ hot trainee. She cannot get involved with Jack—but a quick fling? Perfect. Falling hard for a charismatic recruit with an equal amount of sex appeal and secrets? Bloody stupid.

Jack’s charmed the pants off plenty of women (literally), yet few have ever looked beyond his perfect surface. Until Katie. He’ll do anything to keep her in his life . . . except tell her about his past. But a tiny lie of omission never hurt anyone, right?

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Indecent Exposure
by Tessa Bailey

Series
The Academy Series

Genre
Adult
Contemporary Romance

Publisher
Avon Books

Publication Date
January 30, 2018

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MY REVIEW

I didn’t read Book 1 in this series (which I will remedy), and I’m already excited to read Book 3!

Jack Garrett is a hero that you love immediately from the first page. His cocky sexiness draws you in, and his self deprecating humour makes you stay. His concern for Katie melts you even further. Add in his dirty talk, and I tell you – you’ll be wishing he was real & all yours.

Katie’s shyness & special sort of awkward are what makes her such a sweet character and perfect fit for Jack. How could you not love Katie’s quirky obsession? The way she truly saw Jack’s potential and pushed him towards it, despite him not believing in himself initially?

This is truly a great read. The author made it so we didn’t have a choice but to root for Katie & Jack as a couple. She touched on some heavy issues in the book with a different perspective that made the book unique and insightful.

I still can’t begin to describe how much I loved this book. I recommend it wholeheartedly, especially to those who love quirky romances, with cocky, dirty-talking heroes who know just how to love their women right.

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

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EXCERPT:

“One kiss.”

He takes a step forward, his big chest rising and falling. “I know I’m pushing it, Snaps. But I’m dying over here.”

I’m dying, too. No denying it. This attraction is very bad for my mental and physical health. He probably won’t even show up tomorrow night. His romantic comedy costar will distract him with an invitation to eat grapes on a sun- drenched rooftop somewhere and I . . . I could never get another chance to kiss this outrageously beautiful man. This trip to New York isn’t only a career opportunity, it’s a chance to shake off my comfort zone.

Do it, Katie. Don’t regret it. Don’t be a coward. What’s the worst that could happen?

“Just one, then,” I whisper.

His green eyes go molten as he takes two big strides and swoops in. I hear my backpack hit the ground and then nothing, nothing, but Jack’s mouth has any part of my focus.

What’s the worst that could happen?

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Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans, and laptop, and drove 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 and 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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Blog Tour| ARC Review|Excerpt Reveal|Giveaway: Baby Girl by C.M. Stunich ~ 4 stars


Baby Girl
C.M. Stunich
Publication date: January 29th 2018
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Suspense

He died that night, alone, in the rain, in the dark, the boy that called me baby girl.

I was only seventeen; we were going to be together forever.

On his way to pick me up for prom, he swerved. I’ll never know what made him do it, what killed the boy I’d loved my whole life. With roses clutched in his hand, he bled out in icy wetness all alone.

His best friend is here though, and I’m pretty sure he loves me.

But after the accident, I left for a year and didn’t look back.

Now I’m back in town and my heart is like shattered glass.

Do I pick up the pieces and risk getting cut? And do I let another boy call me baby girl?

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This is an emotional story of how love changes and grows, even from the deepest pain.

After her fiancé dies, Embry is convinced she will never be normal, never be whole again. Pushing away her family and closest friend, she runs away from it all to college. An emergency visit home reopens all the wounds she’s kept hidden, but many surprises await her as she, reluctantly, begins letting in that close friend she ran away from 416 days before.

The author handled the issues of grief, young love, soulmates & hope in a way that was not only comforting, but made for good reading, as well.

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EXCERPT:

“Almost there in your terms or almost there in mine?” I ask and he chuckles again, the warm, low sound sliding across my skin like hot fingertips.

“Forty-five minutes thereabouts,” he says, and I breathe a sigh of relief.  “But we’ll have to venture off the road and into the water again.”  I groan but Phoenix bumps me playfully with his shoulder, scalding me with heat.  “It’s safe out dere, not like at the shop.”  His eyes darken and I can tell he thinks he made a mistake by letting me stay there.  “I’m sorry, Embry—”

I cut him off before he can keep going.

“Please don’t apologize.  The reason I stayed at the shop was to protect you.”

“You protect me?” he grumbles and then he’s licking his lips and glancing away sharply, curling his hands into fists.  “I’m such a fuckin’ idiot, getting you dragged into this shit.  I shouldn’t have let you stay there.  It occurred to me, yeah, that they might come looking for me, but not like that.  And I didn’t think they’d recognize you none or even care.  Girls don’t have to show back up as long as they keep dere mouths shut.”

He rubs a hand over his face.

“Do we have a plan for after we get to the cabin?” I ask and Phoenix gives me this … look that I don’t know how to interpret.  My breath catches and I glance away sharply.

“What kinda plan you thinkin’ about?” he asks me, and his voice is so rumbly and low that I feel this tightening in my lower belly, this primal pull that I could almost swear Phoenix is in control of.  He gives a metaphorical tug and my body responds like it’s on a string.

“Not that sort of plan,” I whisper back, touching my fingers absently to my lips.  Phoenix notices and laughs again, that warm easy chuckle that cuts through the night and swirls around me.  “I’m not having sex with you.”

“We’re both naked and wet and aroused and you don’t know think we gonna fuck?” he asks, stopping in the middle of the road and just staring at me with that heavy-lidded gaze of his.  Phoenix’s eyes are the color of starlight through clouds, a soft, muted gray that draws me in even when I don’t want it to.

“I chose him, not you, Phoenix,” I say, and then I hate myself as soon as the words leave my mouth.  My stomach clenches tight, and with the extensive bruises, it hurts.

“I know dat,” he tells me, voice husky and thick.  “But I don’t care.”

 

Author Bio:

C.M. Stunich is a self-admitted bibliophile with a love for exotic teas and a whole host of characters who live full time inside the strange, swirling vortex of her thoughts. Some folks might call this crazy, but Caitlin Morgan doesn’t mind – especially considering she has to write biographies in the third person. Oh, and half the host of characters in her head are searing hot bad boys with dirty mouths and skillful hands (among other things). If being crazy means hanging out with them everyday, C.M. has decided to have herself committed.

She hates tapioca pudding, loves to binge on cheesy horror movies, and is a slave to many cats. When she’s not vacuuming fur off of her couch, C.M. can be found with her nose buried in a book or her eyes glued to a computer screen. She’s the author of over thirty novels – romance, new adult, fantasy, and young adult included. Please, come and join her inside her crazy. There’s a heck of a lot to do there.

Oh, and Caitlin loves to chat (incessantly), so feel free to e-mail her, send her a Facebook message, or put up smoke signals. She’s already looking forward to it.

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Release Blitz & Giveaway: Most Likely to Score by Lauren Blakely ~ 5 stars

From #1 NYT Bestselling author Lauren Blakely, comes the hot, new sports romance, MOST LIKELY TO SCORE! A sexy, standalone forbidden romance about a sports star and the woman who’s off limits, MOST LIKELY TO SCORE is now available on all retailers! Get your copy delivered now!

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A sexy new forbidden romance from #1 NYT Bestselling Author Lauren Blakely…

It should have been a simple play…

She needed a football player to step up and be the star for a charity calendar. I needed a sharp and savvy publicist to manage a brand-new sponsorship deal. I scratched her back. She scratched mine. And oh hell, did Jillian ever drag her nails down my back on one hell of a hot night. Okay fine, it was several hot nights on the road.

Now we’re back in town and it’s time to set the play clock back to when we were simply player and publicist. Given the way the last few years have gone, I can’t risk this deal, so it’s hands off for us once again. Trouble is, I want more than than just another night with her.

What’s a guy to do when he’s always been most likely to score, but the woman he’s falling for is just out of bounds?

I don’t date players.
And I definitely don’t sleep with players.
And I absolutely don’t fall for a certain player when I get to know him and learn he’s more than just sexy — he’s clever, funny and has a heart as big as his . .. well, you get my drift.

But my job is at stake, and I can’t afford to lose that as well as my heart. The problem is, I think I’ve already lost that game.

What’s a girl to do when the clock is running out, but the man she’s falling for is off limits?

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MY REVIEW

This book blew me away. I could tell it was going to be pretty good from the first page. Jones’ internal banter was hilarious!! I totally fell for him even before he started putting the moves on Jillian. His ability to find the lighter side of things never made him seem immature – just a guy who knew how to have fun.

Jones stole my heart further & then completely with how considerate he was of Jillian. Her reputation, success & happiness meant a lot to him, so watching him struggle to hide his feelings for her definitely increased his appeal for me.

I enjoyed the way the story flowed, even from Jillian’s POV. The author took a forbidden romance trope and made it into a story that I truly, truly enjoyed. I wholeheartedly recommend this title.

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EXCERPT

~Jillian~

He runs his hand through his hair, flashing a lopsided grin then a wink. “Sorry. I meant are you my personal PR person now?”

That word zips through me like an electric charge. A light gust of wind blows my hair across my cheeks, and I tuck the strands behind my ear, grateful for the temporary distraction courtesy of San Francisco’s windy morning. I shiver lightly from the chill. “Yes, that seems to be the case, and I’m happy to do it.”

He cocks his head to the side. “Are you like my babysitter?”

My jaw drops. “What? No. No. No. That’s ridiculous. I’m not a babysitter.”

He arches a brow. “A nanny?”

I smirk. “Jones, I would hope you’ve outgrown the need for a nanny.”

“That’s up for debate, it seems. But maybe you’re my governess?”

I roll my eyes and gesture to the car at the curb. “I’m not your nanny, I’m not your babysitter, and I’m definitely not your governess. I’m here to help you create the best image possible. I can market, publicize, and help you manage putting the best foot forward,” I say, my tone earnest, my meaning important. “I believe in what I do. I know you’re a great guy, and I want the world to see what I’ve seen in the last couple days.”

“Yeah?”

“That’s why I said yes when Ford asked for my help. I’m not interested in being anyone’s au pair. I am very interested, though, in showing this city what good things our team does on and off the field. Including you.” I take a breath and try to read him. To understand what’s beneath the teasing. I think I know what it is. He wants a choice. “But if you don’t want me to help out, I’ll step back and we can stick to just the calendar. I told Ford I’d do this for your new deal, because I want to be the one to help you if you need it, and it’s the kind of help I can give. Since you signed the contract yesterday, and the folks at Paleo Pet are local, they want to stop by the shoot later today. Take some pictures, chat, and so on. I’m happy to be there by your side the whole time, making sure you’re comfortable with everything, and you’re represented in the best way possible. But if those aren’t your wishes, and if it isn’t what you need, then I’ll be hands-off. I hold up my palms as if I’m backing away.

In a heartbeat, he grabs my wrists. Possessively. A thrill rushes through me, like a drumbeat pulsing in my veins. I look away from him briefly. I can’t make eye contact when he does this, when he touches me. If I do, he’ll know. He’ll realize I’m just like all the other women who fling panties at him, who chase him down in bars, who line up at the players’ entrance to become his football floozy for the night. I won’t ever be someone’s football floozy, and I can’t let him see for a second that I want some of the same things those other women want from him. Him.

“Don’t be hands-off,” he says, his voice soft.

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Hands down, my favorite thing in the world is to score. Touchdowns.

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ARC Review: Right Under My Nose by Ali Parker & Weston Parker ~ 3.5 stars

It’s been some time since I read some light stuff from Ali Parker. So, I gave her latest, Right Under My Nose, a shot.

 

My life couldn’t get any more ridiculous.

A few days ago, my son’s teacher wanted to berate me on my parenting style.

I politely told her to f*ck off, in so many words.

And now? She’s sitting across the table from me at my first blind date in years.

The right woman has been under my nose the whole time. And without realizing it, I’ve fallen deeply in love with her.

I can only hope she’ll stop her silly search and accept my offer.

Be mine.

Forever.

 

 

Review

Single dad & self-made billionaire Holden realises that the one person he believed he could never like is probably the one person his puzzle of a life needs to be complete. When he finally slows down his busy life to satisfy a friend’s wish, he never expected to be taking a second chance on love.

Autumn isn’t looking for love; she’s content as a teacher, going the extra mile for her students. When the parent of one of her students and her blind date turn out to be the same person, she wonders at her bad luck. When their relationship improves and deepens, and the past comes to knock, Autumn has to decide if their Holden & his son are truly enough for her.

Though it moved a bit too slow for my liking, Right Under My Nose is a good read, chock full of family-related themes, humor, love & friendship.

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Blog Tour: ARC Review|Excerpt Reveal|Giveaway: Quick Fall (Tracy Brothers #2) by Michelle Dayton ~ 4.5 stars

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Quick Fall (Tracy Brothers Book 2) by [Dayton, Michelle]

Title: Quick Fall

Author: Michelle Dayton

Published: October 8, 2018

Publisher: Self-published

Series: Tracy Brothers #2

Genres: Contemporary Romance

 

Synopsis:

 Justin Tracy, the perennial life of the party, is used to being teased by his friends about his success with the ladies.  Not that he’ll ever get serious with one.  Why should he?  His life is absolutely perfect the way it is. But at his brother’s bachelor party, a drunken bet about his womanizing skill gets a little out of control. Before he knows it, his friends have invited his new tenant – a woman he’s never even met – to go to his brother’s wedding with him.

Single mom Maddy Trainor has just moved back to Chicago, ready to reclaim her life and conquer the city.  Maddy’s determined to get her new business off the ground and build a happy home for her son, Teddy.   She didn’t expect a gorgeous landlord, but ogling Justin Tracy is definitely a bonus to her new apartment.

Justin intends to apologize to Maddy for the out-of-the-blue wedding invitation and get gone, but his new neighbor turns out to be funny, whip-smart, and sexy as hell.  Why not take her to the wedding for real?  Just as friends, of course.  To Maddy, the wedding – one night of champagne and dancing with a self-admitted Peter Pan – sounds like amazing no-strings fun.  But the sparks that blaze between the two of them can’t be contained to one night.  And two people who think they have life figured out are about to realize they know nothing about love …

 

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After a prank text, ladies’ man Justin realises that his new tenant and her son fill all the empty spaces in his life. Will he be brave enough to admit that they fill his heart, too?

Maddy hasn’t had the best experiences with love and men. When her landlord turns out to be not just funny and sexy, but also kind and an amazing role model to her son, she questions her good luck.

I enjoyed this book. The depth of emotion in it adds to and complements the lighter, steamier moments in the book. I must say that I have enjoyed meeting the Tracy brothers. Their close relationship is one I admired since book 1, and the way that they take care of their ladies is downright swoon-worthy. I’m actually hoping another sibling appears to carry on this series. Michelle Dayton really got me caught up on these brothers!

I recommend Quick Fall. It’s a quick read, but full of emotion, passion and humor – three must-haves for a great romance.

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Quick Ride Excerpt

Copyright © 2018 Michelle Dayton

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Justin caught her hand and pulled her out of the elevator before the doors even had a chance to fully open. “I’m all the way at the end of the hall.”

He was walking too fast for her sore feet; she tripped in her heels. “Wait. Slow down. My feet. Blisters.”

He assessed the complicated gold sandals. “How long does it take to get those off?”

Given the tiny buckle on the ankle strap … with the way her hands were shaking… She sighed. “Two minutes.”

He grinned, mischief sparking in his eyes. “That’s two minutes too long.” Without another word, he lunged forward and threw her over his shoulder in a fireman’s hold.

Maddy shrieked. She’d never been picked up literally by a man before. Upside down, she felt both ridiculous and ridiculously feminine. Uncontrolled laugher—her noisy, high-pitched kind—bubbled out of her mouth. She wouldn’t have thought she could move from unspeakable arousal to hysterical laughter in the space of five seconds, but apparently that’s what Justin did to her.

“Almost there,” he called.

Another thirty seconds and he carefully set her down. She clung to his shoulders until she stopped quivering. Eyes sparkling, Justin inserted the key card into the lock. “After you.”

“Oh,” she breathed. The room was so pretty. Dark wood furniture, a crisp, white duvet on the bed, and an incredible view of Michigan Avenue.

“The hotel sent up a bottle of champagne as a thank you,” Justin said. “Can I pour you a glass?”

“Please.” She’d stopped drinking at the wedding once the dancing had started. Since that was more than three hours ago, she was stone-cold sober now. And since the laughter had subsided and the fact that she was in a hotel room with a man was sinking in, a glass of liquid courage would be very welcome indeed.

Although … she wasn’t nervous, actually. There was nothing to be nervous about. She was a grown woman whose child was perfectly safe. For once, her legs were shaved and her bikini area was waxed. She was with a no-strings-attached man, but one who was genuinely kind and committed to his family. Someone funny. Someone trustworthy.

Justin handed her a glass of champagne and finished removing his bow tie.

Someone unbelievably gorgeous. Someone who wanted her badly, if his hungry expression was anything to go by.

She set her champagne glass on the nightstand and slowly turned. “Unzip me?”

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Blog Tour – Excerpt Reveal & Giveaway: Sin & Ink (Sweetest Taboo #1) by Naima Simone

THE FIRST STANDALONE ROMANCE IN THE SWEETEST TABOO SERIES BY USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR NAIMA SIMONE.

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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Sin & Ink 
by Naima Simone

Series
Sweetest Taboo Book One

Genre
Adult
Contemporary Romance

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Entangled Scorched

Publication Date
October 15, 2018

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Excerpt

Chapter One

Knox

Several sins could send a man to hell.

Blasphemy.

Murder.

Idolatry.

Lusting after your dead brother’s wife, especially when you were responsible for his death, might not top blasphemy, but it must be on the list.

Which means I have a one-way ticket to hell with my dick riding shotgun.

“It’s pretty. You did good,” my own living, breathing mortal sin praises over my shoulder. Eden Gordon, my sister-in-law—or former sister-in-law. Shit, I don’t know how that works—straightens, and thank God. I can breathe again. With her leaning over me, I drag her scent into my lungs. Like peaches left out under a summer sun—warm, sweet, sultry, and fucking edible.

I bend closer to the young woman in my chair and finish up the last of the color and shading on her shoulder. Not because I’ve suddenly developed a Mr. Magoo case of nearsightedness, but to insert even a little more distance between Eden and me. When it comes to her, distance is good.

Sitting up, I shut off the tattoo machine and spray the tat with tincture of green soap and water, washing off the excess ink and blood from her shoulder. Eden’s right. The butterfly is beautiful—3D turquoise, purple, and black art that appears to lift from the woman’s skin.

And if I have to ink one more goddamn butterfly on another coed, I’m going to junk-punch myself. There are tens of thousands of students enrolled in Chicago’s “Loop U,” and I swear, it seems as if every female student who enters Hard Knox Ink looking to get her tattoo virginity popped, wants a butterfly.

At least from her squeals and twisting and turning in the mirror, it appears this Loyola student likes it. There’s a warm satisfaction in seeing her pleasure—or any client’s joy in one of my tattoos—that’s incomparable to anything.

“I. Love. It.” She whirls around, wearing a huge grin.

“I’ll go ring her up,” Eden says, laying a hand on my back. Fuck. I briefly close my eyes, that simple, small touch like a blowtorch to my insides. There should be branded flesh under her palm because, I swear, the heat burrows past skin and muscle. And I want it. I hunger for the burn.

Nodding, I bend my head on the pretense of removing my gloves and dumping the extra caps of ink. My jaw is clenched so tight, I’m surprised something doesn’t snap.

Eden’s a toucher; she hugs everyone, sweeps gentle strokes over cheeks, hair, and arms. Affection—and showing it—comes easy to her. Her caring, friendly caresses are every championship win, orgasm, and Christmas morning wrapped into one shiny package. They’re also every hell.

And I crave each one, hoarding it like I need an intervention on one of those A&E TV shows.

A greedy, goddamn masochist. That’s me.

“Thank you. It’s just what I wanted,” the brunette continues to gush as she turns back to the mirror for another peek at her new ink.

With her long, shiny hair, jeans with rips that were obviously done at the hands of a manufacturer, and the necklace with its single diamond resting against her collarbone, she looks like one of those girls from the Gold Coast. Or from a North Shore suburb with its mansions, golf courses, and country clubs.

Do her parents even know she’s slumming it in a Ukrainian Village neighborhood tattoo shop owned by a former MMA fighter? Highly doubtful. If so, they’d probably be shitting bricks—gold bricks.

“Let me bandage it up for you.” I stow the bottles of ink and pull open the second drawer of my work station, removing the roll of gauze and tape.

“A couple of my friends came in a few weeks ago,” she says, crossing the room and giving me her back. “They told me you were the best.” She glances over her shoulder. Smiles a smile that has my inner Oh-shit-o-meter pinging like a ten-alarm fire. From her driver’s license, I know she’s twenty, but that curve of her mouth and the DTF gleam in her eyes tells me this girl has been around a few suburban blocks. “Now I know they weren’t lying. You’re great,” she damn near purrs.

“Thanks. I’m glad you like it.” I cut off a piece of gauze and carefully place it over her skin, taping it down on either side. “Leave that on for at least an hour.”

“I will,” she promises, turning around to face me. “Is it true you were an MMA fighter?”

I toss the gauze and tape back in the drawer. “Yeah.”

Most people would’ve taken the short, “drop it” tone for what it was and gotten the hell up out of the room, but not her. She trails her fingers over the tats on my forearm that are exposed by the pushed-up sleeve of my black Henley, tracing the trunk of the family tree inked there. Stroking the faded, brown leaf falling from the branch…

Controlling the urge to flinch, I deliberately move my arm, but she just shifts her hand to my stomach, flattening her palm against the muscle there. That hand slowly slides down, bumping over my belt, and lowering until it’s right over my cock. Her fingers curl around me through my jeans. And squeeze.

It’s not the first time a customer has come on to me, offered me pussy or head. Hell, it’s not even the first time one has grabbed my junk like it was their own personal joystick. And yet, a bolt of surprise still wings through me. A little flirtation, yeah, I’d kind of expected that. But I’d underestimated this girl.

“Another thing my friends weren’t lying about. You’re hot as hell,” she murmurs, lust darkening her blue eyes.

I know what she sees when she looks at me. A big, tatted motherfucker who could be either a fighter or an ex-con. Maybe both. She sees a man who would shut the door, push her up against the wall, and fuck her six ways to Sunday right next to the framed black and white photograph of a woman with my art on her back.

She’s not wrong. On either of those. In my twenty-nine years, I’ve been in the ring and on both sides of the law. And after a match, with the adrenaline still raging through my veins, I had no problem finding a woman at the club, bar, or even around the ring willing to let me pound out the rest of my energy in her body. Even now, I’m far from a saint or a monk. Sex is still an outlet—maybe even more than it used to be since I don’t have fighting anymore.

But too bad for her, I don’t fuck clients. Or employees. I never shit where I eat. That’s just begging for trouble.

Not that I’d take her up on the invitation in her stroking hand anyway. She’s too goddamned young.

She’s only a couple years younger than Eden.

Yeah, and Eden is even more off-limits than this coed.

Gripping her wrist in a gentle but firm hold, I pry her hand off my junk.

“Thanks,” I reply to her earlier compliment. “You can pay up front.”

I half expect her to storm out of here, hissing asshole or something, along with a dramatic exit. Instead, her lips curl into a wicked smile that probably has those frat boys at Loyola coming in their khakis.

Damn, I almost feel a flicker of sympathy for her parents. No doubt, they’re hosting fancy dinner parties up in their big-ass, gated home, blissfully ignorant, thinking their precious, beautiful daughter is at her school studying and doing sorority girl shit. When, little do they know, she’s at a tattoo shop, attempting to give a hand job to an ex-fighter in a neighborhood that would send them into heart palpitations.

This is just one of the reasons I don’t plan on having kids.

They never fail to break your fucking hearts.

I should know since I’ve cracked my parents’ hearts into so many fragments, they resemble jigsaw puzzles. With a few missing pieces.

The familiar, corrosive burn of guilt scalds my chest like acid, even more painful because it is familiar.

“I’ll see you out there,” she says, sauntering out the room, the fragrance of her floral perfume trailing behind her. Hell, it smells like it cost a bill. But it still can’t compete with the summer and peaches scent that I could identify in a damn perfume factory full of open bottles.

Shaking my head, I grab the bottle of disinfectant. For the next few minutes, I spray and clean the black leather seat and arm cushions on the massage chair I use for shoulder and back tattoos. Collapsing the equipment, I stow it along the wall and head out.

Stepping into the main part of the shop, the loud, grinding mix of metal, electronic, and classical music that is Igorrr’s hit song ieuD blasts out of the state-of-the-art sound system, one of the first things I had installed after I bought the shop three years ago. The drone of tattoo machines and the hum of voices buzz beneath the pounding heavy metal.

This is home. A home I created for me with the family of my choosing, if not birth.

Pride swells inside me, pressing against my chest wall, as it does whenever I walk in and stop to think how lucky I am to do something I love. The big storefront window still looks out on busy N. Western Avenue and its bars and cafes. Exposed brick still covers one wall, and cubicles dot the wide, open floor plan. Art decorates the walls, along with the hanging portfolios containing stencils, drawings, and pictures of past tattoos.

In front of the long desk stands a couple of glass cabinets stocked with Hard Knox Ink merchandise—shirts, hats, chains, jewelry. That had been Eden’s idea. After retiring from the Bellum Fighter Championship, or the BFC, I’d wanted to completely separate myself from that part of my life. Hell, I’d named the shop after my fighting name only at my brothers’ insistence. That had been as much as I’d been willing to concede.

But when I hired Eden a year ago as my receptionist and, later, office manager, she’d informed me I would be stupid not to capitalize on my career and reputation. After a lot of nagging, I caved. Honestly, I didn’t give a damn what brought people through the door. Every artist here, including me, can hold our own once we have the client in our chairs. Yeah, some people might walk through those doors to rubberneck and find out what happened to Hard Knox Gordon, former two-time BFC heavyweight champion. But most come because our tattoos are the best in Chicago.

“Hey, Knox. What the fuck is this, man?” Hakim Alston yells from his cubicle. The wheels of his stool roll over the tiled floor, and then he appears in the doorway, his long dreads held back from his face by a black bandana. “I mean, some of the shit your brother listens to I can tune out, but this? It’s weird even for him.”

“I’m sitting right here, asshole,” Jude calls from the space that adjoins Hakim’s. “And I’m just trying to expose you to different kinds of music, elevate your taste.”

“I got one thing that elevates, and I don’t need your help with that,” Hakim shoots back.

“Yeah.” My other artist, Heaven Travers—who refuses to answer to anything but V—chimes in as she walks past us. “He handles that all by himself. Emphasis on ‘hand.’”

“Now, that’s just wrong,” Hakim grumbles. Then, as Taylor Swift replaces Igorrr, he shakes his head as V, the resident Swiftie, cackles from her cubicle. “And that’s worse. Really, Knox?” he continues. “Isn’t it some kind of cruel and unusual punishment to work under these circumstances?”

I snort. “File a complaint.” I happen to like Taylor’s latest CD and work out to it. Not that I’ll admit it to Hakim, or anyone else, for that matter. That kinda shit you take to the grave.

Pausing a moment before continuing to the counter, I peek into his space, checking out the piece he’s working on. Daenerys Targaryen and her three dragons cover a wide back from shoulder to waist. Eden is a Game of Thronesfanatic, which is the only reason I recognize the characters. Hakim has been working on this guy’s back piece for weeks now, between the outline and adding color. And even though it’s only the fifth session and about halfway done, it’s stunning. Each of us specializes in a certain style, and Hakim’s is realism. The tattoo could’ve been ripped from the pages of any graphic art book and superimposed on this guy’s back. That’s how detailed it is, with color that pops off the skin.

“Damn. That’s coming along good,” I murmur.

“I know.” The tattoo machine buzzes to life in Hakim’s hand, and he grins at me. “It’s what I do.”

Shaking my head, I turn toward the counter. And I brace myself.

Back in my private room, I’d forced myself not to turn around and look at Eden. But now, I don’t have a choice. And with her profile to me—and those dark, chocolate eyes not fixed on me—I don’t hold back.

I drop my gaze, starting at her booted feet, moving up and over the dark denim encasing her toned, slender thighs. She’s petite, no more than five-feet-four, but the curves on this woman. I lock down the growl rumbling in my chest and rolling up the back of my throat. She owns a round, firm ass, perfect for filling a man’s hands. The dip of her waist only emphasizes the feminine flare of her hips and the fullness of her breasts, which are a shade too large for her small stature and delicate build. In other words, goddamn flawless.

Dragging my starving scrutiny from her tits and up her elegant neck, I linger on the graceful line of her jaw. The sexual invitation that’s her mouth. The straight nose and slightly wide nostrils. The spatter of cinnamon-colored freckles across her cheek, nose, the slash of her cheekbone, and her forehead. They were an inheritance from her Polynesian grandmother, along with her golden, hot-sand-on-a-beach skin.

Long, thick, black-brown hair flows over her shoulders and down her back. The color reminds me of the bark on the trees in San Jose’s Japanese Friendship Garden. Deep. Rich. When I trained at a mixed martial arts school and gym out there years ago, I would go to that garden to think, to rest. That’s what Eden does to me. Her presence calms me even as she turns my body into a marble statue—hard as fuck.

Even now, I struggle to fight back the lust that’s always right under the surface, simmering, just waiting to be let loose like an inferno…or wild beast. Because that’s how I feel around her. Like a caged, hungry animal just waiting for one slip, anticipating that one time when the lock on its prison is left open so it can break free and feast.

She brushes her hair over her shoulder, revealing more of her profile. And like the animal I am, I watch her lips curve into her signature sweet smile as she slides the receipt across the counter for the coed to sign. All the while, I’m imagining those lush, sensual lips offering me that same innocent smile just before they part, giving way for my cock. Her mouth has always been my obsession. I want to take it, bruise it, corrupt it with mine, and with my dick. I want to come in it, watch her swallow every fucking drop of me, and then drag her back to her feet and taste us on her tongue.

Yeah, I’m a dirty motherfucker.

And the absolute lowest piece of shit walking to fantasize about my dead brother’s wife that way. Especially when partial blame for his death weighs on me like the world on Atlas’s shoulders. Connor had been the genius in our family—entering college at seventeen, graduating at twenty. We’d all expected him to be the first of us to get a job using his head instead of his hands or fists. Instead, he’d followed me into MMA. And eventually to his death.

The crushing, smothering guilt wouldn’t strangle me so tightly if all I wanted was to fuck Eden. To bury myself balls deep inside her. If that’s all I lusted after, then maybe the taint on my soul wouldn’t be as black.

But it’s not all I hunger for. I want it all. Her body, her affection… I want her to gaze at me the way she used to look at Connor. With that soft, secret gleam in her eyes that said they shared something that was completely mysterious to everyone else but them.

I want her. I have from the first moment I saw her five years ago—even after she met, fell in love with, and then married my brother.

And that makes my sin unforgivable.

I can never have Eden; I can never touch Connor’s wife. Because yeah, he’s gone, but she will always be his wife. And I am not worthy to breathe the same air, much less touch her. I know it. God knows it… My own mother knows it.

Women who know what’s up, who are willing to fuck or blow me in bathroom stalls or in the back room of a bar or club, those chicks are my speed. All I deserve. Quick, emotionless, nameless screws.

Never her.

I made a promise to keep my hands off Eden. And after all the other things I’ve broken in my life and others’—hopes, dreams, hearts—this is a vow I refuse to break.

“Hey.” She glances at me, arching a dark eyebrow. “We’re just about done here.”

“Thanks.” Nodding, I grab the top sheet from a stack under the counter and hand it to my client. “Here’s your aftercare directions. Like I told you, remove the bandage in about an hour. Keep the tattoo moist. We have some ointment”—I dip my head in the direction of the merchandise cabinet—“but you can use any petroleum-based ointment or lotion. All the instructions are right there.” I tap the sheet. “You have any questions, you can call up here, but everything should be included on the list.”

The instructions roll easily off my tongue; I’ve said them hundreds of times over the years. Still, this is the other woman’s first tat. But she’s not listening. Instead, she snatches Eden’s pen off the counter, rips a corner off the paper, and scribbles on it. I don’t need a Magic 8-Ball or an all-seeing-third-eye to figure out what she’s writing.

“Thanks, Knox. Hope to see you soon.” She grins and pushes the scrap toward me. Both Eden and I watch her stride out of the shop.

“Let me guess,” Eden says, turning to me with a smirk. “She offered to give you more than a tip for your fantastic work.”

Shaking my head, I pick up the paper with the name and number scrawled on it and toss it in the garbage can. I’m not answering that one.

She snorts, opening the register and placing the credit card slip under the cash drawer. “Hey, can I talk to you?” she asks, dragging a hand over her hair, pulling the strands out of her face.

I narrow my eyes at her. Something’s up. Her tells are pathetically easy to catch. How she doesn’t quite meet your eyes, or pulls her shoulders back and thrusts her chest out as if daring you to call her on something. Or crosses one foot in front of the other and stands in an awkward ballet position. What is it? Third or fourth? My stepsister used to take ballet lessons, and Dan and Mom used to force all of us to go to her recitals. It was hell.

Right now, though, Eden’s giving me all three of those telltale gestures. Whatever she needs to speak with me about must be some serious shit.

“Yeah,” I agree. “Hey, Jude, watch the front for a few?”

My brother glances at me, his tattoo machine still buzzing as he hovers above his client. His eyes, the same green as mine—as our father’s—shift from me to Eden and back to me. Of my three brothers, Jude and I have always been the closest. Probably because we’re only two years apart. So, when I barely jerk my chin up, he gets it. Ask me later.

“Got it covered,” he says.

“Let’s go to the breakroom.” I head toward the back of the shop.

“Can we go to your space instead?” she asks from behind me, her fingers grazing my hip.

My gut clenches at the light touch, the muscles wrenching hard. What would she do if she guessed the extent of her effect on me? How would she react if she knew that every time I look at her, inhale her scent, hear her throaty, 1-800-Fuck-Me voice, I fight the urge to shove her against the nearest wall, bury myself inside her, and pound into her until her screams break around my ears and her nails leave dents in my skin?

Would she run from me? Glare at me with disgust? Make sure she was never alone with me?

Like she is now.

Yeah, if Eden had the faintest hint of how dirty I want to get with her, no way in hell would she be asking to see me behind a closed door, away from prying eyes.

But the truth is there’s no one she’s safer with than me. And not just because she’s Connor’s wife or I’m chained by a promise. It’s because Eden doesn’t want me. From the moment I laid eyes on her five years ago and craved her, she looked past me and only saw Connor.

Shaking my head against the memories and the old, acrid bitterness crawling into my chest, I enter my room and, crossing my arms, wait for her to close the door.

“What’s with all the secrecy?” I press, deliberately focusing on her face and each adorable freckle instead of the curves of her breasts beneath her form-fitting black sweater. Especially because she’s doing that shoulders-back, chest-out thing again. Sighing, I cock my head to the side. “What are you nervous about, Eden?”

She frowns as if I’ve offended her. I smother a snort. More like called her on her shit. “I’m not nervous,” she objects, moving farther into the room and closer to me. So close, I can easily catch her sunshine-and-fruit fragrance.

Would that scent be heavier, more saturated, like rain-soaked earth when she’s aroused? When she’s wet?

Fucking focus.

“What’s going on, then?” I demand, the warring need to get closer and need to escape roughening my voice. “Something has you wired.”

“Fine,” she grumbles and blows out a breath. “I checked your schedule, and you don’t have any appointments booked for the rest of the evening.”

“Okay.” Not surprising. It’s a Tuesday, and the beginning of the week is always slower. “So?”

“I—” She breaks off, drags her fingers through her hair, and looses a soft chuckle that slides over my skin like a silken caress. “I have no idea why this is so hard for me to say. I’m twenty-four, damn it, not four.” Her gaze locks with mine. “I want a tattoo.”

Surprise whips through me. Yeah, because I expected something more…I don’t know…cataclysmic, given her behavior. But also because Eden is a tattoo virgin. Even though she’s worked in my shop for the last year and has been surrounded by people who wear more ink than clothes, she hasn’t ever expressed a desire to change that status.

“And I want you to do it,” she adds. “Will you?”

Have my hands on her body? Skin to skin? Hell no. “Yeah.”

Relief crosses her face, and she nods. But there’s more; she’s not finished. I can tell by the ballet position. Unease curls inside me, squirming and coiling. I almost tell her “never mind.”

“I’m moving out of your parents’ house.”

Well, fuck.

I don’t know about cataclysmic, but shit’s definitely about to hit the fan.

 

 

Tour Wide Giveaway

To celebrate the release of SIN & INK by Naima Simone, we’re giving away for a $25 Amazon gift card!

GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS:  Open internationally. One winner will be chosen to receive a $25 Amazon gift card. This giveaway is administered by Pure Textuality PR on behalf of Entangled Publishing.  Giveaway ends 10/19/2018 @ 11:59pm EST. Entangled Publishing will send one winning prize, Pure Textuality PR will deliver the other. Limit one entry per reader and mailing address. Duplicates will be deleted.  CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

 

 

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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Release Blitz: The Day I Stopped Falling For Jerks (Jerk Duet #1) by Max Monroe

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Everyone calls me Lucky, but when it comes to love, I’m anything but.

The Day I Stopped Falling for Jerks, the first in the fun and flirty Jerk Duet from New York Times bestselling author Max Monroe is LIVE!

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I have a long history of dating the wrong men.

You know the ones I’m talking about.

The beautiful, charming guys who are quite literally too good to be true.

The ones who are impulsive in love and prefer short flings over long-term relationships.

I’m talking about the jerks.

The guys who taste so good, but are so very bad.

After going through the most ridiculous breakup in the history of breakups, I thought I’d learned my lesson. I officially put myself into jerk rehab and committed to changing my ways.

But, let’s be real here, love is never that easy.

Especially when an arrogant, charming, he-devil of a sexy alpha man gets involved.

Aussie accent.

Tanned skin.

Muscular, surfer bod.

Gorgeous brown eyes.

And the kind of sexy smile that brings women to their knees.

Oh, did I mention that he’s also my best friend’s brother?

Yeah. This story, my story, it’s a real doozy you guys.

The day I stopped falling for jerks, I met Oliver Arsen—the biggest jerk of all.

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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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Cover Reveal: One Knight Stand by Jessica Prince

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One Knight Stand by Jessica Prince
Publication Date: November 5th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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

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.

A stand-alone, contemporary romance.

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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, 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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ARC Review: The Importance of Being Wild (The Importance of Being #1) by J.J. Sorel ~ 4 stars

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Blurb (on NetGalley)

I lifted my head up from my book and saw him.

Curtis stole my breath.

A spark that started in my heart smoldered through my body.

As if possessed by a spirit, I experienced something profound and life changing

He spoke to me. I sounded silly. My responses, flat and unsure.

But he saw something in me, because he kept seeking me out.

I thought I was fat and unattractive, he thought I was perfect.

I became addicted.

And then I let him in deep. All my insecurities melted away as gasping pleasure left my lips.

But, as I soon discovered, this profound, once-in-a-lifetime soul connection came at a cost.

 

Review

Bonnie has struggled to feel alive for a little over two years. When Curtis walks into her bar, their mutual attraction gives her a different sort of energy, and she suddenly begins to live again. But as their connection grows, will it be deep enough to quell the fear and insecurity plaguing Bonnie all her life, or will Curtis’ past prove to be too much for her to handle?

I found myself glued to my phone screen as I devoured Curtis & Bonnie’s story. I enjoyed the author’s nod towards literature and the creative arts. I found it truly enjoyable, but am really looking forward to reading Bella’s story.

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