#ReleaseBlitz: A Very Bossy Christmas by Kayley Loring ~ #5stars

Title: A Very Bossy Christmas
Author: Kayley Loring
Genre: Steamy Romantic Comedy
Release Date: October 26, 2020

What’s the actual last thing you’d ever want your executive assistant to see you doing the morning after you had hot, drunk, angry sex with her in a terrible hotel room? Dancing around your terrible hotel room to “Come and Get Your Love” like Star-Lord in Guardians of the Galaxy—naked? Yeah. Me too.
And yet, here we are.
This isn’t even the most unprofessional thing that’s happened between us in the past couple of weeks.
The first was when I agreed to let her have Christmas Day off, but only if she goes with me to three family gatherings as my fake girlfriend.
The second was when she caught me belting out a Christmas song on stage in the awful hotel bar.
The third was the hot, drunk, angry sex that followed, but I do not regret it.
And she hasn’t even found out the real reason I need her by my side this holiday season.
I need to pull it together before I do the dumbest, most unprofessional thing of all—fall head over heels in love with the only assistant who’s lasted more than a month at the job and claims to hate me and my moods more than she hates eggnog.
And I’ve seen how much she hates eggnog.


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I cannot even begin to describe how in love I am with this book! Maddie & Declan are definitely a couple you should be super excited to get to know.

For two months, Declan & Maddie have been working together, and for those two months they’ve been attracted to each other, but haven’t done anything but drive each other mad. Over the Christmas holidays, Declan gets Maddie to fake-date him at family functions. It gets as complicated – and hilarious – as one would expect, but also SO romantic, too.

With a wonderful cast of characters, Kayley Loring delivered a funny, steamy and sweet romance that I eagerly devoured in one sitting. I loved both sides of the family, and would absolutely love to read Eddie’s story next.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Before writing steamy romantic comedy novels, Kayley Loring got a BFA in creative writing from a Canadian university and had a fifteen-year career as a screenwriter in Los Angeles (under a different name). She mostly wrote PG-13 family comedies that studios would pay her lots of money for and then never make into movies. In 2017 she decided to move to the Pacific Northwest and write about all the fun stuff that she wasn’t allowed to write about in those PG-13 scripts. Now she’s breathing cleaner air and writing dirtier words. It’s an adjustment she’s happily getting used to.

#ARC #Review: Take A Number by @amydawsauthor ~ #5stars

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When Norah needs a date for her parent’s anniversary party and Dean needs a date for his best friend’s wedding, the two agree to something that can help them both out of a bind: Fake Dating.
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Author: Amy Daws
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: October 15, 2020
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Fake dating the cute owner of a bakery Dean is an investor in sounds kind of messy…but messy can be fun.

Norah Donahue wants bakeries not babies, but her matchmaking mother won’t stop trying to play Cupid.

Dean Moser is a cocky stock market savant whose friends are all settling down, leaving Boulder’s infamous ladies’ man all alone.

When Norah needs a fake date for her parents’ anniversary party, her new silent investor is the perfect guy for the job. It seems like a foolproof plan…

That is until Norah decides to break her biggest rule and lock lips with Dean in the middle of the party to spite her meddling mother.

Turns out that Dean and Norah’s chemistry is sizzling hot, and mixing business with pleasure could turn out to be a recipe for disaster.

Or maybe they can have their cake and eat it too

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The Wait With Me series is simply amazing!

In Take A Number, we finally get Dean’s story. Dean – the metrosexual best friend of Kate and all-round do-gooder player. Offering to help a friend out by being her fake boyfriend turns into the best relationship he’s ever had, but he knows he’s not good enough for her… But can he be?

Norah Donahue is super-focused on expanding her bakery business. She does NOT have time for her mother’s matchmaking shenanigans. Dean Moser is someone she already knows and couldn’t possibly ever fall for. She’s not into babies and weddings, anyway, and certainly not with him, of all people… Right?

Norah & Dean’s story will certainly get you in your feelings as pastry and cookies take on new meanings. I wholeheartedly recommend this hot, funny and sweet read.

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“This is a disaster,” I groan and turn to prop my elbows on the bar. “Can I get another champagne, please?”

Dean sidles up next to me as the bartender fills my glass. “What’s up, sugar? I think your dad likes me.”

I pin him with a warning look. “If you add tits to the end of that sugar, your balls must have a death wish.”

“Why so cheery?” Dean asks, hunching over the bar to sip his brown liquor out of a rocks glass. “Did your mother give you a puppy again? That Elaine.”

“My mother invited Nathaniel here tonight,” I state flatly.

“The perfect teeth guy?”


“So, what’s the big deal?”

I pin him with an accusing look. “She gave him the impression I was here for him. Like I was some lonely sack who couldn’t get a date even if I wanted to. Jesus, this is embarrassing.”

“Relax.” Dean turns to face the party and rests his elbows behind him like he doesn’t have a care in the world. “We’ll just have to break some of your rules.”

“What do you mean?” I grab a nut from the bowl on the bar and chew on it nervously.

“Well, if you want this guy to steer clear, then a little PDA might be in order.”

“What kind of PDA?” If he says kissing, I’ll spontaneously combust.

Dean seems to read my mind and rolls his eyes. “Relax, sugar cake, I mean a little…affection. Maybe we dance. Maybe I put my arms around your waist or play with your hair a little. Or maybe we get practically pornographic, and I waffle your fingers.” He laughs casually. “Something to show your mother this Nate guy doesn’t have a chance.”

I nod thoughtfully as I process what Dean’s just said. He mentioned touching me so casually like it’s no big deal. I suppose it isn’t since he seems to flirt with anything that walks. But I’ve been out of the game for a while now, and I can count on one hand the number of people I’ve been affectionate with, and even those were years ago. Is this really something I can pull off?

“Norah, drink the rest of that champagne. It’s going to be fine.”

I close my eyes, letting his words sink in while feeling anything but fine. “Okay, just promise you won’t try to kiss me. I’m barely holding it together as it is, and if I have to worry about you breaking the ultimate rule, I won’t survive this night.” I tip the rest of the champagne into my mouth.

“Relax, I won’t tongue thrust you in front of all your parents’ friends. I’m a mountain manwhore, but I draw the line at lip raping.”

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#BlogTour: I Promise You by @ilsamaddenmills ~ #5stars

Will this quarterback score the girl or make the biggest fumble of his life?

I Promise You, an all-new unforgettable, new adult, sports romance from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills is available now!

Dillon McQueen: Babe. I promise. You want me.
Serena Jensen: Um, who are you?

There’s a legend at Waylon University: the first girl you kiss freshman year at the bonfire party is the one you’ll never forget. She’ll crawl under your skin and never leave. She’ll spark a passion so fierce you’ll burn the world down to possess her.

You might even put a ring on it.

As in all things with fate, timing is everything. That kiss can go horribly wrong. She might run in the opposite direction. And boy, did Serena run.

Dillon is Waylon’s hotshot quarterback with something to prove. All he wants is to graduate and make it to the NFL. What he doesn’t need is to finally meet the mystery girl he kissed at the bonfire freshman year. Isn’t it enough that she’s haunted his dreams for more than a thousand nights?

Fate laughs in his face when he runs into the quirky girl at the Piggly Wiggly. Surrounded by his entourage, he’s got all the Oreos in his cart; she gets revenge by buying every six-pack of his favorite beer.

Obviously, that legend is a curse. She’s not his type and hates him. Worst of all, how can she not remember him when she left a Serena-shaped hole in his heart for the past three years?

So why can’t he stop trying to win her?

Will this quarterback score the girl or make the biggest fumble of his life?

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Ahhh! Ilsa has done it again!

You can’t help but get swept up in Dillon & Serena’s story. A stolen kiss that roots itself in two hearts until it fully blossoms 3 years later… How could you not be smitten?!

Serena is the girl who’s been hurt badly by love before to the point that she doesn’t trust her heart anymore. When Dillon McQueen asks for a chance, she’s afraid that it will end up just like before – with her heart in pieces.

Dillon is the hero that steals your heart without you noticing when or how he did it. His willingness to do & be whatever Serena needed him to be won him major points with me. In spite of his personal challenges, he recognises that Serena is the missing piece to his heart, and he fights for her to recognise it.

I enjoyed the secondary cast of characters, especially Nana. Ilsa usually gives us great characters.

I recommend this book, and by extension, ALL of the books in the Waylon University series. They are AWESOME!

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.


The kiss burns a hole right through me and blood rushes to my groin. I’m in over my head—Who cares?—and I groan, deepening our connection. My hands slide down her cheeks, her throat, then to her arms at her sides. Our joined breaths mingling, I trace my thumbs over the rapid pulse in her wrists. My head swims with images of her body draped on top of me—
A cry comes from her as she breaks away from our kiss. “Jerk! Don’t do that. I don’t know you!”
“You liked it, babe.”
“What? No.”
“I’m Dillon.”
“Um, I don’t care. Step away.”
“What’s your name? You got a number?” Dillon McQueen does not give up easily. When he sees what he wants, he goes after it. He also sometimes talks about himself in the third person. “Are you a freshman? I play football. Quarterback.” Usually that’s enough to catch a girl’s interest.
She shakes her head, looking almost surprised as she touches her lips briefly. I think she mutters pigskin-toting Casanova. Then, she flips around.
“No, wait! Don’t go!” I say, reaching out for her, but she’s gone, daring one look over her shoulder as she disappears into the crowd of people.
I take off after her, navigating through the throng, jostling into dancers. One of them, a big barrel-chested guy, shoves at me when I bump into him. I fall on my ass. Heart pounding, I scramble back up, dirt and grass on me as I dart through the crowd and look around. My height gives me a decent vantage point, but she’s vanished.
Off in the distance, the football guys hoot my name, then chant Venus over and over.
Well, hell. The bonfire got me good. She’s gone.
Legend 1, Dillon 0.

About Ilsa Madden-Mills

Wall Street Journal, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills is best known for her angsty new adult romances and romantic comedies.

Eight of her eleven novels have placed in the Amazon Top 10 Best-seller List: Dirty English #1; Fake Fiancée and I Dare You #2; I Bet You, Filthy English, and Very Bad Things #6; Boyfriend Bargain #8; The Last Guy, her collaboration with Tia Louise, #4.

A former high school English teacher, she adores all things Pride and Prejudice, and of course, Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero.

She’s addicted to frothy coffee beverages, cheesy magnets, and any book featuring unicorns and sword-wielding females. Feel free to stalk her online.

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#ReleaseBlitz: First to Lie by @mjohnstonwriter ~ #5stars

Title: First to Lie
Series: Unraveled #1
Author: Marie Johnston
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 21, 2020

I’m living the dream. My comic book shop supports me and my ailing mother, and I
have a chance to buy the strip mall it’s in. For only a dollar. That is until my dear friend and landlord dies before the sale, leaving the place to his estranged son who plans to shut my store down and sell the building.

If only I can confront my new landlord and convince him how much the place means to me, and how much it meant to his father. But he’s ignoring my calls and my emails, so I take it one step farther and track him down in his nightclub. I should’ve done my research first.

I inherited all my dad’s assets and ambition, but none of his gullibility. Some young thing tried scamming him out of a place worth millions and she thinks she can fool me. So imagine my surprise when I hit on an insanely hot woman at my nightclub and learn she’s the persistent comic book shop owner I’ve been avoiding.

She stopped in to find me, but has no idea who I really am. It’s time to teach her a
lesson. Using a fake name, I get close to her. The only problem is, I want to keep getting closer and to do that I have to keep lying. 

First to Lie is a full-length standalone novel in the Unraveled series. It was previously published as Unmistaken Identity in the now obsolete Fanboys series.

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Marie Johnston charmed me as I read this.

Now, Wes is not someone you totally like when this story begins, but you can understand the motive for his actions. Grieving a parent that left his life long before he left the earth, he is stunned and angry at his apparent kindness & generosity to others when he received barely half the same. Deciding to expose Mara for the gold-digger he believes her to be, he isn’t the only one surprised when stronger, softer feelings develop.

Mara is a sweetheart. Forced to grow up fast, she’s wary of men in positions of power over her, or of those who seem to have huge advantages over her. Meeting “Sam” energises her, and lulls her into taking a risk by going out with him. She doesn’t trust easily, but “Sam” strikes feelings and thoughts in her that she never dreamed of. But, is it all too good to be true?

I enjoyed this read. I felt Wes’ frustration and confusion. I also sensed Mara’s hurt and desperation. The story had a great balance of angst & steam, along with some heartwarming moments. It’s a book I would recommend, and I look forward to reading more from this series.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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Author Bio
Marie Johnston writes paranormal and contemporary romance. She also works as a medical laboratory scientist and has worked as a public health microbiologist. Depending on the situation, she can be oddly unconcerned about germs or weirdly phobic. Marie’s been a volunteer EMT, a college instructor, a security guard, a phlebotomist, a hotel clerk, and a coffee pourer in a bingo hall. All fodder for a writer!! She has a husband, four kids, and even more cats.
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#ReleaseBlitz: Forever Logan by @AuthorElenaMatt ~ #5stars

Forever Logan by Elena Matthews

(A standalone novel: Once Upon a Player Book 2)

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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➜ Contemporary romance

➜ Enemies to lovers

➜ Hot cop


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Once upon a time…

A sister told her brothers, “Eventually, a girl is going to come along and flip your worlds upside down.”

She was right…

…and Logan was the second to fall.

From the instant Logan locked eyes on Ally, he knew she was the one.

Usually, women flock to him, but the one woman whose attention he wants hates his guts.

Lucky for Logan, his twin brother is getting married to Ally’s best friend, and as the best man, Logan is determined to make good use of planning the wedding to his advantage…especially with Ally being the maid of honor.

It’s tough, trying to make her fall in love with him when all they do is argue, but slowly, Logan begins to show Ally his worth.

Eventually, things between them begin to heat up…and the lust quickly accelerates into something deeper.

But will Logan always need to prove himself to Ally because of his past, or will he ruin everything with one stupid bet?

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This was a fun, sexy read. Logan & Ally’s constant bickering was straight up foreplay, with many humorous interludes.

I liked that Ally was feisty and sassy, and that Logan loved her attitude from day one, instead of trying to tone her down. Even where she could easily have become a victim, she came out swinging. I loved Logan! He knew who he wanted, and he made sure that she knew it, too, and never tried to make excuses. His honesty was a great part of why I enjoyed the book so much.

I recommend this book. Elena Matthews is a new-to-me author, but I definitely will read more of her work.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Meet the Author

Receptionist by day, author by night, Elena Matthews is from Manchester, United Kingdom, the home of Manchester United, MediaCity, and of course, Coronation Street. When Elena isn’t writing, she can be found with her nose in a book or watching guilty pleasures, such as Grey’s Anatomy. And, when she isn’t doing those things, you can often find her on Facebook, or obsessing over Kellan Kyle, book-boyfriend extraordinaire.

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#BlogTour: The Six Month Lease by @melanie_munton ~ #5stars

Title: The Six Month Lease (Southern Hearts Club, Book 2)
Author: Melanie Munton
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Release Date: August 18, 2020
Cover Designer: L.J. Anderson at Mayhem Cover Creations
Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

Never have I ever…moved in with a guy after dating him for only three weeks.
Just kidding. That’s exactly what I did.
And like most of you are probably thinking, it inevitably blew up in my face when we broke up two days after signing our lease.
Now, I’m stuck living with my ex. The same man who turned my life completely upside down in record time.
For. Six. Whole. Months.
It doesn’t matter how many times he flashes those abs at me after a shower, or how close his bedroom is to mine. I will resist him because he’s simply not the right guy for me.
But if I thought he’d done a number on me before, that’s nothing compared to what happens after I finally learn the secret he’s been keeping from me this entire time.

We touch down on the helipad near Patriot’s Point where we left from. The slab of concrete is on the edge of the now mostly empty parking lot, the park having closed over an hour ago. The sun has lowered in the sky, painting it a pink hue with notes of orange and gold.
West does some more talking into his radio headset while going through the process of shutting the aircraft down, flipping switches and pushing buttons. After I’ve had time to take stock of everything, I realize that I’m coming down from a small adrenaline rush. My chest is heaving, my heart still racing.
Now I really get West’s love for flying. It gives you a high like no other.
Helicopter heroin.
The blades slowly stop rotating until the whooping sound of their spinning eventually ceases. West removes his headphones and unstraps himself. Then he leans over and repeats the same process with me.
But once he has my straps unbuckled, he falls back into his own seat.
Slowly removes his aviators—
And spreads his legs.
It’s only then that I notice the tent between his legs.
“Does that happen every time you fly?” I ask, my gaze lasered in on his lap. “Or is that special for me?”
“It’s always for you,” he answers roughly. “That’s the fucking problem. Nothing does it for me anymore but you. The other night when you went out for drinks with the girls, my hand could barely get the job done, even though it was your naked body I pictured in my head the entire time. It’s like nothing will satisfy except the real you.”
I tsk my tongue. “Poor baby. What do you recommend for the pain?”
He unbuckles his belt, lowers his zipper. “I just gave you a ride.” He reaches inside his briefs, palming his erection. “Now, it’s your turn to give me a nice…long…ride.”
I lick my lips unconsciously, feeling my nipples pucker underneath my breezy, linen dress. “These windows aren’t exactly tinted.”
“No one’s around,” he growls, his face reddening with burning lust. “Plus, the cockpit is facing those trees. No one can see us at this angle.”
My pulse jumps at the word cock.
Wriggling his hips, he shoves his shorts and briefs down past his manhood, freeing his rod until it’s rising straight up in the air. When he wraps his fist around the base, I flashback to how he looked handling the control stick. Gripping it so tight, his fingers absently stroking it when he was letting the aircraft coast.
My God, I never thought helicopters could be so sexual.
I’ll never be able to look at any kind of control stick the same way again.
His eyes lower to my chest. “Come sit on your throne, princess.”



Loved it!

Melanie Munton delivered a fun & wonderful tale of second chances, acceptance, self-discovery, friendship & love. West & Harper were a couple I began rooting for from the first few pages, and I was so happy with their HEA. I loved their rivalry and enjoyed the pranks a lot!

I really liked West. He was a good friend and partner. He pushed Harper to step outside her mother’s expectations and live for herself. I was sold on him from their first interaction. Harper herself needed to work through some things, but eventually, she became the woman that West and her best friends knew she could be.

I’m loving this group of women so much! I can’t wait for book 3!

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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

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

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

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


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#BlogTour: Don’t Like You by Juliet Arya ~ #5stars

Title: Don’t Like You
Series: Say Something Book One
Author: Juliet Arya
Genre: Contemporary/NA Romance
Release Date: August 14, 2020

“This was such a beautiful book. This is a slow burn, full of angst sister’s best friend romance … This couple is just perfection. I love Zoe and Aariv so much. This is an emotional read that I can’t recommend enough.” ~ 5 Star Goodreads Review

I push. She pulls.
I run. She chases.
I leap. She follows.
I fight. She always wins.
Even when we didn’t know the meaning of love, we’ve always belonged together.
The first time we met, she saw me naked. Then, she grabbed my balls while I howled in pain.
That should have been my clue—this girl has owned my balls since day one. But, nah, I am not that bright with matters of the heart. 
I had to go and make things complicated.
She is my little sister’s best friend. Growing up, she hung around my house and turned into the bane of my existence. Infiltrating my privacy, claiming me as hers.
To get rid of her, I came up with a combat strategy. Every time she tried to talk to me, I would say, “I don’t like you.” And that would shut her up.
Now, after years of her persistence and teasing, I want to make her mine.
But this time, she is the one playing hard to get.
Two sexually frustrated adults with one finish line. What can go wrong? Apparently, a lot.
Don’t Like You is a coming-of-age story that follows a childhood crush into adulthood, filled with sexual banter and hot moments in between.

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When you are hurt, I am in pain, and for that, I don’t like you.”

Aariv Sen, since the day he met Zoe Resinger, has always had strong feelings about her. As they grow older, their lives become even more intertwined, making it impossible for them to ever ignore each other. Their story is a humorous, angst-filled journey, as proclaimed enemies struggle with coming-of-age problems and their changing, confusing feelings for each other and the world they inhabit.

Juliet Arya’s debut touches a lot of heavy issues as she takes us on this journey. Told almost exclusively from Aariv’s POV, we get a bird’s eye view of growing up as a young man, with heavy familial expectations, being the firstborn in a minority household. We see the effect a strong friendship network has on mental health. We also see the racism experienced, as well as how the Sen family handles it, compared to the Resingers. We see Zoe’s struggle to find a purpose, instead of just being a trust fund kid, going against societal expectations.

I look forward to more from this author.

I recommend this book. It’s moving, sweet, funny and insightful while reminding us not to take our lives and the persons in it for granted, and that the words “I love you” could be more important than you’d ever know.

The door bangs open. She charges into the room with purpose, her eyes locked on me. 
“Who the hell gave you the right to say no to me? You are a pathetic jerk. I. Reject. You.” Her index finger points into my chest. “A chauvinist, egotistical pig.” She jabs again at my chest. 
When I don’t reply, she turns, walking away, leaving me frustrated. Yes, I said frustrated. She is golden red and simmering. She is beautiful, angry, and screaming at me. My heart dives and swims in a puddle of satisfaction at the sight of her. A sigh leaves my lips. A few muffled laughs around me break me out of my reverie. 
I run after her. I need to check something. Right when she is crossing my office, I grab her arm and pull her inside to lock the door behind us. 
“Fucking hell,” she yells, trying to free her hand. 
After days and months of nothing, her eyes are alive again. She is heaving, her breasts rising and falling. What we once had is back with a vengeance. She is turned on. She hates that she is feeling things for me again. I can tell by the way she looks at me, the way she fights to not look at my lips, the way her body reacts. I have an office with a street-view window and a large desk. The large mahogany desk has found a new purpose in life.  
“Let go, asshole.” She pushes on my arm, and I realize I am holding her waist too close.  
“Watch your mouth,” I say. I am sure there are people outside my door, trying to eavesdrop. 
She glares back at me. “Who do you think you are to reject me? I don’t want to marry you either. At least I dare to say it to your face. Coward.” 
“You really want to be a housewife? Is that your only life goal?” I ask softly.  
“Both our mothers were housewives, and raising us was their only goal. They did a proud job, you sexist jackass.” 
“You want to make babies and change diapers?” I ask. 
“I am all for making babies. I am not changing diapers though,” she sasses me back.  
She wants to make babies. The best news I have heard in a very long time. My cock was dying a slow, painful death this morning from a curious case of blue balls. Now, the raging fucker is hopeful for a miraculous cure.  
Dream on, buddy. No harm in wishful thinking. 
My cock is already in a standing ovation, the images of Zoe naked imprinted in my memory. My gaze drops to her chest. She has perfect tits. This older Zoe standing in front of me is not shy; she knows how to handle a perv.  
“Hello? Eyes up here.” She snaps her fingers in front of my face. 
I laugh at her tone. I am instigating her anger so that she confesses she wants me. Angry sex? I can ace that.  
I will change our baby’s diapers any day. I will run home and back every time my daughter or son poops or pisses. I am going to move my work to where my baby is and work from home. I want babies, cute girls with long dark-chestnut hair and rosy cheeks like Zoe and boys with big dicks like mine; it’s called handing down the good genes.  
But first, let me argue and frustrate her to a point where she decides to rip off my clothes and demands I fuck her brains out.  
So, I say, “So, I have to change diapers? I have to work all day in the office and then come home and change diapers while you sit at home and look pretty.” 
“No, silly. Why would you change my baby’s diapers? The child’s father will. I could let you be the nanny, but you don’t like me, remember? Isn’t that what you said this morning to your entire family?”  
“Who the fuck is the child’s father?” I charge in an agitated voice. 
What does she mean by the child’s father? Does that mean I am not the father? If I am not the father, is she cheating on me? Anxiety fills my body. She is having a secret affair with some bastard while I’ve been waiting on the sidelines. I am going to kill this guy. 
Zoe looks at my confused face and lets out a barely audible giggle.  
A giggle.  
But she quickly steadies herself. “I haven’t decided who the father will be yet.” She flicks her hair off her shoulder with a shrug. 
So coldhearted. That was not funny.  
She smiles, smugly satisfied when I let out a breath of relief. Her eyes burn with need as they fall on my lips, trail down my neck, she watches as my Adam’s apple bobs. Her eyes travel down to the skin peeking from the collar of my shirt. Zoe’s heated eyes drop to my cock for a quick glance, just once. She leaves, watching me lick my lips as she sashays her ass out of my office. 
That ass is going to be the death of me.  
Orgasms. I need to find a way to give her some orgasms and get her to forgive me. Then, we can make babies and get married.  
No, wait. First, marriage and then babies. I am orthodox and traditional that way.

Juliet lives in a house of chaos surrounded by the humans she loves. Her skill set includes drinking but never getting drunk, cooking hearty dinners and day dreaming while lusting after hot book boyfriends. She loves romantic rainy day picnics and good innuendos with equal measure. ‘Don’t Like You’ is her first book.


#ReleaseBlitz: Hard Fall by @SaraNey ~ #5stars

Release Date: August 18

“Hard Fall”

That’s what my mom is always saying: “The bigger you are, the harder you fall.” She’s talking about love—I’ve never been in it myself, but that doesn’t stop me from secretly matchmaking for my friends. Who would suspect me, a world class athlete, of meddling in other people’s love lives? I love Love, especially when it’s not me who’s doing the falling…
“No Thanks.”


That’s what Hollis Westbrooke said when I asked her on a date. Well, propositioned her, actually—but it was all a big joke; one she doesn’t think is funny. My stomach is in knots since I might actually like this girl so the joke is on me. Hollis’s father is my boss—and she doesn’t date players.

The bigger they are, the harder they fall—especially when biggest player is me.

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I can’t begin to express how much I loved and appreciated this story. I enjoyed book 1 in this series so much, but I think Trace’s story is my favourite now.

Trace Wallace, being his usual self, hits on a pretty woman at the stadium. She rejects all his advances, and leaves him floundering. Later, he finds out that she is the daughter if his team’s general manager, Hollis Westbrook. As fate would have it, they cross paths a few days later, with Trace rescuing Hollis just when she needed it, but with some fun conditions.

Trace is the guy that slowly but surely grows on you, in spite of how annoying he comes off as being. He’s the friend – and lover – you didn’t know you needed, as Hollis soon realises. Though their “relationship” didn’t start out with the usual romantic undertones, she soon sees that Trace has her back through every thing – big or small.

This story is fun, heartwarming and sweet. Sometimes, it’s easy to judge a book by its cover, or believe that the mistakes of your past will always repeat themselves. Trace & Hollis’ story showed that a little perseverance and patience can win you the best love of all.

I wholeheartedly & unreservedly recommend this book.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Meet Sara Ney

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

Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced lattes, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British. 
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#ReviewBlitz: Troublemaker by #KayleyLoring ~ #5stars


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TO: Alex Vega

FROM: Emilia Stiles


Dear Mr. Vega,

I felt it necessary to follow up on today’s meeting, since we weren’t able to speak candidly in front of your son.

I was shocked to discover that you are Ryder’s dad. Given that your ex-wife will be out of the country for a while and you are currently his primary caregiver, I’m sure you understand why we need to establish boundaries and etiquette. I think it would be best if we just pretend that we met in person for the first time today.

Your son is a very bright (flirtatious and talkative) student and since his education is a top priority for both of us, I hope I can count on you to respectfully refrain from grinning at me, using that sexy tone of voice, and undressing me with your annoyingly beautiful brown eyes if we should happen to interact with each other again in the future.

Thanks so much,

Miss Stiles

TO: Emilia Stiles

FROM: Alex Vega

SUBJECT: Re: Well, hello again…

Dear Miss Stiles,

Great to hear from you. My son’s education is indeed a top priority. As such, I respectfully agree to refrain from doing all of the aforementioned things.

However, I can’t promise to stop thinking about that kiss at the bar this summer. I’ve been thinking about it for the past month. It’s interesting how humorless and uptight you are about my son’s totally awesome personality, given that I have personally witnessed just how flirtatious and talkative you yourself can be when mildly intoxicated.

You’re so welcome,


P.S. I volunteered to be a chaperone for your next field trip. See you then.

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This book gets ALL the stars!

Every love story has a happily ever after if you look for it.”

Four years after a divorce, Alex Vega is wondering if he will ever find love again – the kind that’s depicted in romantic movies, but lasts forever. His son, Ryder, & work fill his life, but aren’t quite enough. After experiencing a one-of-a-kind connection with a woman on a night out, he begins to believe that maybe, he just might be able to experience the kind of love that’s almost unexplainable. When he realises that his night-out-lady & Ryder’s new teacher are the same, parent-teacher meetings get really exciting.

Armed with a list of reasons “why not” but desperately looking for her own version of happily ever after, Emilia Stiles has already been burned by love before moving to LA. So, when her hot-guy-experience turns up as a student’s parent, she wonders how exactly she managed to get blessed then cursed so spectacularly. Tiptoeing near the line of propriety, will she have to choose between love and employment?

I loved Alex! He was the right kind of alpha & romantic. He was attentive to his son’s needs, and understood when to pull back when Emilia expressed her doubts and fears. I felt a kinship with Emilia, because, hello! Books! Ryder absolutely stole the show – in my opinion. He was the best matchmaker!

I love this book! Alex, Emilia & Ryder filled my heart to overflowing with their love story. I’ve never been so entertained, moved or turned on in my life while reading a single scene lol!

I highly recommend this book.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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Before writing steamy romantic comedy novels, Kayley Loring got a BFA in creative writing from a Canadian university and had a fifteen-year career as a screenwriter in Los Angeles (under a different name). She mostly wrote PG-13 family comedies that studios would pay her lots of money for and then never make into movies. In 2017 she decided to move to the Pacific Northwest and write about all the fun stuff that she wasn’t allowed to write about in those PG-13 scripts. Now she’s breathing cleaner air and writing dirtier words. It’s an adjustment she’s happily getting used to.


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#ReleaseBlitz: A Moment Like You by @Author_ClaudiaB ~ #5stars

My existence has one purpose, her.
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USA Today Bestselling author Claudia Burgoa presents a witty, funny & heartfelt billionaire, enemies-to-lovers romance.

I hate my boss. He’s the devil in disguise—but I just can’t seem to stay away.

When my employer Henry Alderidge is set to claim a large inheritance from his deceased father, he drags me along with him—because he needs his assistant. I have no choice but to move across the country with Satan’s bastard and stay with him for over a year in order to pay for my mother’s debts.

Henry drags me to a small town where everyone knows your business and to a family that’s more broken than close. The Alderidge brothers are handsome, arrogant, and sinful.

They’re also too much to handle.

Henry’s dad lost his mind before he died, and the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. I don’t know how I’ll survive for eighteen months with this man.

Except you should never judge a book by its cover. And Henry Alderidge has more hiding beneath the surface than I ever thought possible…

The Baker’s Creek Billionaire Brothers series is a romantic comedy saga packed with the perfect mix of angst, tears, and laughs. If you like strong heroines & alpha males, steamy romances and witty love stories, this series is for you!


This book is everything its blurb promised and more.

Henry Aldridge has admired his assistant from the day he hired her. And in the years they’ve worked together, he’s managed to fall deeply in love with her. Unsure of how to express his love and admiration because of his fear of rejection, he pushes her buttons to garner the attention he craves from her.

Sophia Aragon is simultaneously turned on and off by Henry, but more turned on. She hates that he doesn’t seem to appreciate her hard work, but hates that she misses him whenever he’s away from her side for too long. But just as they surrender to the chemistry between them, Henry’s late father’s wishes spring a surprise – or is it a trap? – on them.

‘A Moment Like You’ is moving, funny and sweet. The Aldridges are an entertaining band, and I can’t wait for more shenanigans. I enjoyed Sophie & Henry’s banter. I really loved Sophie’s character – she’s a bad@$$. The twists in the story were unexpected but made for really great reading. I recommend this read wholeheartedly.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.


About the Author:

Claudia is an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author. She lives in Colorado, working for a small IT. She has three children and manages a chaotic household of two confused dogs, and a wonderful husband who shares her love of all things geek. To survive she works continually to find purpose for the voices flitting through her head, plus she consumes high quantities of chocolate to keep the last threads of sanity intact.

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#BlogTour: Unexpected by @LizaGaines ~ #5stars

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Unexpected by Liza Gaines

Series: A Public Relations Novel, Book 2

Publisher: self-published

Release Date (Print & Ebook): August 11, 2020

Subgenre: Contemporary Romance

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UNEXPECTED is a contemporary romance that follows on from book 1 in the Public Relations series, UNDISCLOSED.  Amidst the strenuous challenges of a competitive political campaign and Mac’s never-ending family drama, Mac and Gwen’s world is once again upended by the surprise of an unplanned pregnancy…

If you enjoyed UNDISCLOSED, then you absolutely have to take a look to find out what happens next in Mac and Gwen’s lives!

Book synopsis:


Just as Mac and I have found a sort of routine in our unorthodox relationship, our world is rocked with shocking news—I’m pregnant. Not exactly ideal timing, given how busy the firm is on this high-stakes Presidential campaign, not to mention Mac’s tenuous new connection with our son. As we deal with all these complications, I’m learning how to compromise with Mac so he can be a bigger part of our children’s lives—and despite my efforts, I’m falling in love with him. But when I discover Mac’s been keeping huge secrets of his own, I begin to realize how precarious our relationship really is…and now I have to protect my heart at all cost.


One blurry photo of a blue plus sign is all it takes to throw my life in turmoil. I’m already struggling with doubt about fatherhood, consumed with fears that I’ll turn out just like my old man. I’m determined not to let my newfound family down, though. But when campaign scandals start hitting too close to home, I’m suddenly faced with important decisions about my future with my family, my career, and Gwen.


Just as Gwen has cleared the hurdles of Tristan & Mac meeting, and then getting along, she finds out that she is pregnant. Worried about what it would mean for her own burgeoning relationship with Mac, Gwen goes on the offensive. Mac is just figuring out fatherhood and enjoying the fact that the one-who-got-away is sleeping in his bed every night when her pregnancy news blindsides him. His deep-seated insecurities about fatherhood are just one of the many obstacles the couple has to deal with in this installment.

I have to say that I really am enjoying this serial. Mac & Gwen simultaneously make me want to hug and throttle them. They’re so in love with each other, but are still so afraid of not being enough for the other person, that they are already hurting themselves needlessly.

I love the angst and drama that the author managed to weave into the story. It kept me stuck to the book’s pages, and super eager for ‘Undeterred’. While I don’t mind serials in romantic suspense, this is the first time I am really excited for the installments in a contemporary romantic serial without getting overly annoyed by the cliffhangers.

I recommend the series so far, and hope that book 3 is everything that I expect it to be.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.


“Fucking hell, Gwen, I…” His deep, rumbly voice is broken by his labored breathing, but even so, it’s so rough with emotion it’s palpable. A real, tactile thing I can feel as surely as I can his touch, and my oversensitive skin blooms with goosebumps.

“What?” I ask, tugging on the hairs at his nape. Whatever he’d been about to say, I want to hear it.

Mac shakes his head, pressing his face into my hair, his lips tickling my ear. “Just don’t ever run away again, Gwen. Please don’t run.”

His vulnerability takes me by surprise, my already racing heart slipping into overdrive. Torn between offering him reassurance and begging for forgiveness for the way I obviously hurt him, I don’t know what to say. The words and thoughts are all jumbled together, twisted up with the volatile sensations of my looming orgasm, and I can’t sort through them to assemble a coherent thought. So instead I say his name and hope that in that one word, he can hear all the things I want to say and can’t.


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Liza Gaines grew up in Michigan before moving to Virginia in 2007.  She misses her family and the Great Lakes but has otherwise fallen in love with her adopted home state.

A dedicated reader, Liza often has her nose in a book.  She also enjoys cooking, baking, knitting, and watching terrible science fiction movies with her husband.  Their small farm in Fredericksburg, Virginia is home to an ever-expanding menagerie that currently includes three dogs, five cats, two horses, and three goats.

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#BlogTour: Sweet Love by @authormiakayla ~ #5stars

Title: Sweet Love

Author: Mia Kayla
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 29, 2020

That awkward moment when you insult the boss on your first day on the job.

Yeah, that just happened.

In my defense, if I’d known it was Connor Colby of the Colby’s Chocolates and Candies empire standing by the display dressed in a candy cane-striped suit, I never would have opened my mouth to tell him that their signature chocolate bar sucked.

How was I supposed to know he was the boss man?

He was in town temporarily to help save his father’s company.
I was only there for a payday to jump start my art career.

I had one job—help him come up with a rock solid marketing plan.
The task included long nights and late dinners working by Connor’s side.
It did not include kisses, sex in the supply closet, or … worst yet, falling in love.

Why is that so bad you ask?
Because the man is leaving right after our mission is complete. Job done.

Will our sweet love turn into sour patched tear jerkers or will he be my big hunk, now & later and forever?

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Connor is back this time in Chicago to do one thing only – miraculously save his father’s confectionery company, then get the hell on back to his own job in New York. But he meets Charlie, who hates chocolate, but seems to hold the key to his dilemma, and suddenly its his own heart that needs to be saved.

Charlie is a new transplant to Chicago. After insulting Connor and his family’s business on her first day, she’s surprised that he wants to still keep company with her. When they both find a way for her art & a marketing strategy to blend, Charlie’s confidence & creativity soar. But, as Connor’s visit winds down, Charlie finds herself wishing that a different kind of sweetness – the kind she finds in Connor’s arms – would last forever.

This is truly a sweet, emotional read. It’s also filled with lots of sass & humour, too. I wasn’t ready for it to be over.

I really loved Connor & Charlie as a couple. I loved their shy, awkward beginnings, and I loved reading as they figured out all the other things that went hand-in-hand with love. Charlie is the type of heroine that you can’t help but cheer on. She’s sweet, selfless and vulnerable. She has it within her to be a sort of cool bad-@$$; she just doesn’t know it yet. Connor is a wounded hero. He’s been hurt by his family, but still tries to do the right thing because he loves them. Watching his character development, and as he recognises that forgiveness others is the best gift to give to yourself was pretty awesome. I also loved that Connor always made sure that Charlie knew he cared. He never withdrew from her, even after a fight.

I wholeheartedly & unreservedly recommend this read. You’ll love every line.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Mia Kayla is a New Adult/Contemporary Romance writer who lives in Illinois. She is the wife to the husband of the year and mommy to three unbelievable cute little girls who have multiplied her grey hairs. 
In her free time she loves reading romance novels, jamming to boy bands, catching up on celebrity gossip and designing flowers for weddings.
Most of the time, she can be caught on the train with her nose in a book sporting a cheeky grin because the main characters finally get their happily-ever-after at the end. 
She loves reading about happy endings but has more fun writing them.


#BlogTour: Restraint by @AuthorALocke ~ #5stars

RESTRAINT by Adriana Locke
Release Date: August 3rd

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Blaire Gibson knows better than to have one-night stands.

She prides herself on her decision-making skills. It’s the one asset that has never let her down. But even the best thinkers have weaknesses. Hers is a delicious business mogul with a quick tongue. Unfortunately for her, that tongue is good for more than just talking.

Holt Mason doesn’t need to justify anything to anyone.

He wants Blaire. He pursues Blaire. And he gets Blaire because that’s how his life works.

Until it doesn’t.

What begins as a single night in a hotel room spirals into an unusual agreement. As late nights provide the space to trade secrets and walls come tumbling down, more is shared than just pillow talk.

They both should’ve known better. They should’ve shown restraint. Because when guards are dropped, hearts get hurt.

*RESTRAINT is a brand-new standalone romance from USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke.


Blaire considers herself smart, so having a one-night stand is not something she would ever advocate. Romance and all its shenanigans have left her more than a little cold, too. She also knows better than to continue said one-night stand as a multi-night stand with a stranger, but all her common sense seems to leave her when in Holt Mason’s presence. She finds herself being brave enough to try different things – but how brave would she be in the face of love?

Holt knows that there is something special about Blaire Gibson the minute he bumps into her in the middle of the airport. Her determination to stay aloof does nothing to push him away. He is initially confident that a temporary fling should sate his hunger for her fire, but as they spend time together, he realises he cares about more than just a roll in the sheets with her. Will he convince himself that he is enough for Blaire?

This romance is full of love, laughter, acceptance and the knowledge that once you’re willing to try, anything is possible. I loved the Mason family. The brothers are hilarious and entertaining together. We’ve already had a taste of the different personalities, and I’m honestly looking forward to each story.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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

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

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#ReleaseTour: One Little Dare by @barbetti ~ #5stars

Release Date: July 29


Truth or dare? I always choose a dare. And no matter the dare, I always follow through.

Even if it means walking down a busy street in my bathrobe and hair curlers.
Or recreating that iconic When Harry Met Sally deli scene while on a crowded subway. 
Or hitting on a handsome stranger in a bar.
And then … marrying that stranger. While in Vegas.
But the one thing I’m not supposed to do is fall in love with this man.
That wasn’t part of the dare.
Only my heart never got that memo.

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In this emotional offering, Whitney Barbetti tackles life, death and guilt, but with sweetness.

Liam is in Vegas after the death of his best friend. Afraid of his own thoughts, and struggling not to wallow under the guilt of the what-if scenarios in his head, he’s unsure how to grieve. Catching the eye of a woman in a bachelorette party kick-starts a chain of events that have him taking the biggest risk of all – falling in love.

In every group, Tori is the wild one. She’s spontaneous, fun and loves to shock people. Because she never turns down a dare, she crosses paths with Liam. Yet, underneath the fun and games, she senses that her pretense at a fake marriage could easily turn into yearnings for a real, meaningful relationship with him.

I really enjoyed this read. Fans of fake relationship tropes will definitely love it, as two complete opposites find in each other what they didn’t know they were looking for.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Meet Whitney Barbetti

Whitney Barbetti writes character-driven contemporary and new adult romance novels, heavy on the emotional connection. Thanks to her passion for mental health awareness, she often writes characters who suffer from some type of mental illness, in an effort to help people understand them better and to rid the stigma that surrounds those who live bravely despite their struggles.
As a Navy brat, Whitney grew up all over the country, from California to Colorado and up and down the eastern United States. She currently resides in the western United States with her husband, two children, and two ridiculous cats. Her favorite things include Taco Bell, Diet Coke, terrible reality tv, and a really good thriller novel.

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#Release Blitz & #Blog Tour: Smitten by @laurenrowebooks ~ #5stars

SMITTEN by Lauren Rowe
Release Date: July 27th

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I met Alessandra at a party. Tried to impress her. Was almost positive I was going to fail.

I think I said something along the lines of, “I’m a Goat called Fish who’s hung like a bull—but not really. I’m actually pretty average.” Smooth. I know. Try not to be jealous.

When she laughed—and I mean, really laughed—I knew she wasn’t like the other girls I’d been meeting on tour. Hell, she wasn’t even in the same stratosphere as those fangirls and gold-diggers.

At one point during the party, Alessandra said, “There’s nothing like a girl’s first love.” I knew she was talking about the first smash hit by my band, 22 Goats. Alessandra said it was the first song she’d heard by us and it “hit her like a ton of bricks.” Ironic, seeing as how I was having the same reaction from being in her presence.

I made it my mission to impress her. Give her the kiss of a lifetime that night. But since I’ve always been the dude with zero game, nothing went according to plan.

I’m not giving up, though. I’m going to win this girl over. I’m done sitting on the sidelines, watching the bad boy getting the girl. This time, the nice guy will finish first. Even if it’s the last thing he’ll do.

Smitten is an all-new standalone friends to lovers romance!


This is a book that I absolutely adore!

Fish & Ally were so cute, even in their awkwardness. I loved the humor and ribbing from Fish’s friends. I particularly liked Ally – shy, yet sweet, and searching the right person to share her moment. So relateable! This is a book I recommend wholeheartedly – it’s filled with love, quirky humor and music galore. I was smiling for most of this book.

You’ll feel fireflies, butterflies and probably a whole zoo as you read lol! You’ll love it!

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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Lauren Rowe is the USA Today and international #1 best-selling author of newly released Reed Rivers Trilogy, as well as The Club Trilogy, The Josh & Kat Trilogy, The Morgan Brothers Series, Countdown to Killing Kurtis, and select standalone Misadventures.

Lauren’s books are full of feels, humor, heat, and heart. Besides writing novels, Lauren is the singer in a party/wedding band in her hometown of San Diego, an audio book narrator, and award-winning songwriter. She is thrilled to connect with readers all over the world.

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#ReleaseBlitz: Crash Into Me by @lafioreauthor ~ #5stars

Title: Crash Into Me
Author: L.A. Fiore
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: July 24, 2020
When a stabbing death calls homicide detective Molly Donahue and her partner to Central Park, it’s just the beginning of a string of murders in an investigation that leads them to Los Angeles, and the death of a Hollywood starlet three decades earlier.
During the course of their investigating, they interview billionaire Kade Wakefield. Molly isn’t prepared for her reaction to him. He’s stoic, intense and possibly on the wrong side of the law, but she’s undeniably attracted.
Kade Wakefield isn’t expecting detective Molly Donahue. She’s the law, and he follows it when it suits him, but the insatiable hunger she stirs has his well-honed control pushing at the cage to break free.
As the investigation heats up, they start an intensely passionate affair but soon learn what’s between them is more than physical, something they’re willing to give it all up for, but her case takes a deadly turn and the one she hunts is now hunting them.
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I almost managed to read this book in one sitting – it was that good – but sleep stepped in lol!

Two souls crash together, but instead of carnage, they create a fairy tale.

Molly Donahue & Kade Wakefield meet in the middle of an investigation. Not expecting the other, both are surprised at the depth of feeling that quickly springs up between them. The outside forces that invariably caused their meeting still have unfinished business to clean up, however, and the couple may find themselves in cross-hairs before long.

Though Molly & Kade’s romance was quick, I never doubted it. Kade & Molly had chemistry in spades & formed a special connection very quickly, and though they knew that their association could be dangerous for each other and fought it best they could, they never unnecessarily hurt one another.

You crashed into me and gave me forever.”

I loved that when Kade said he trusted Molly, he proved it. He let her do her job, even assisting where he could, but he never pressured her. Even when the author made our hearts stop beating for a few moments, he was Molly’s biggest supporter, never leaving her side. His devotion and love were truly swoon-worthy. Molly accepted Kade as he was – flawed – but in her eyes, he was perfect for her. Molly got her fairy tale, one that she didn’t even know she wanted.

You brought color to my world, not going back to black and white.”

I really enjoyed the twists and turns. I had suspicions about who was who, but the author did a good job of casting doubt and spinning a thought-provoking mystery.

I recommend this read, and look forward to reading more of Fiore’s work.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

“We’ll go together,” Kade answered. That was when I realized he’d done this before. 
“This isn’t your first time.”
“No, Sweetheart.” He touched my cheek. “I’ve got you.”
He so did. He totally had me, and I hardly knew him.
He then threaded his fingers through my hair. I couldn’t stop the moan. “We need to braid this.” His voice was seductively soft. This man was going to be my undoing. He’d thought
ahead when he pulled an elastic tie from his pocket.
His strong fingers twisted my hair; his touch lingered on my neck, like he was enjoying the moment as much as me. I was so wet and all he was doing was braiding my hair. The thought of his mouth on me had an ache accompanying the wet heat. He tugged
lightly on my hair, but the thought of him pulling my head back for his kiss, caused more heat to pool between my legs. It was official, I had no control around him, and I fucking loved it.
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LA Fiore is a hybrid author who believes in a happily ever after, but she likes to make her readers work for it. When she’s not writing, she can usually be found in the garden or hanging on the deck with her family and friends. She lives in Bucks County, Pennsylvania with her husband and two kids and their four fur babies.
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#ReleaseBlitz: Legacy by @laurapavlov2 ~ #5stars

Release Date: July 21
I don’t have time for distractions.
I have a billion-dollar company to run. A father to grieve.
A legacy to fulfill.
Harley DeLuca is not my type.
She’s snarky.
She’s stubborn.
And she’s the most beautiful woman I’ve ever seen—even in her ridiculous grungy tennis shoes.
I can’t get enough of her.  
I was a mistake from the moment of conception. 
The sins of my mother have followed me like a nightmare in a horror flick.
I’m determined to make a life for myself, free of my past.
I have three goals.
Open a bakery.
Keep Gramps safe.
And forget that I’m Valentina DeLuca’s daughter.
There’s no room in my life for a man.
Especially an arrogant, condescending jerk like Ford Montgomery.
But now he’s my business partner.
My friend.
And if I’m not careful, he just might be—everything.
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There aren’t enough words to express how in love I am with this story!

Ford & Harley as a couple will steal your heart and fill your mind with nothing but warmth, sweetness and love. Their story is emotional, but hopeful.

Ford as a boyfriend ticks sooo many boxes! He’s gruff, but sweet. He goes out of his way to make sure Harley knows that although their relationship is not his usual style, he’s willing to do everything in his power to make it work. And he doesn’t skimp on making sure he shows he cares. He’s damaged, but Harley quickly recognizes that his stern exterior doesn’t really portray his true personality.

Harley is a strong heroine. She’s been dealt a crappy hand, it seems, from the minute she was born. Yet, her heart is so large. She keeps fighting for herself to have a happy ending, but is so unused to people not having ulterior motives that she doesn’t trust easily. Watching as Ford tears down her walls is moving.

I recommend this read. As a new-to-me author, Laura Pavlov has impressed me. I can’t wait to see what’s next in this series. The Montgomery brothers together are a hoot! I love them already, and look forward to more fun & romance shenanigans.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Meet Laura Pavlov
Laura Pavlov writes sweet and sexy contemporary romance that will make you both laugh and cry. 

She is happily married to her college sweetheart, mom to two awesome almost-grown kids, and dog-whisperer to a couple crazy yorkies. 

Laura resides in Las Vegas where she is living her own happily ever after. 
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#ReleaseBlitz: Dark Tide by @GwynMcnamee

Title: Dark Tide
Series: Inland Seas #5
Author: Gwyn McNamee
Genre: Modern Pirate Romantic Suspense
Release Date: July 9, 2020
There is no black and white in this life.
The line between right and wrong blurs.
I’m constantly crossing it.
Saving a life is just as easy as taking one.
And I’m damn good at both.
Finding a woman who can survive in this world was never on the radar.
But Gabriella pulls me from the bottom of a bottle and touches me in a way no one else can.
Too bad secrets and lies have a way of catching up with everyone.

How did I end up here, slinging drinks at a dive bar in the middle of nowhere?
The choices that brought me to this were never even a glimmer of possibility only a few
years ago.
How things can change so fast…
And now, my path puts me on a collision course with Orion Gates.
His bigger-than-life size and personality should be a warning.
The profession he’s chosen should be the ultimate final straw.
But instead, I find myself unable to resist his pull.
A decision that could lead to the end of all of us.
Rion and Gabriella.

Lust and lies.
Betrayal and ruin.
This tide may drown everyone…
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When I each Rion, I lean forward and rest my elbows on the bar. “What can I get for you, stranger? Your usual?”
I’ve never seen him drink anything other than IPA, though he sometimes varies his brand.
His lips curl slightly. “I’ve had another shitty day. I can use something stronger tonight. I’ll take the Jack Daniels Single Barrel-Barrel Strength.”
“Damn. 130 proof. You’re not playing around tonight.”
He shakes his head and runs one of his big hands back through his already unruly hair. “I
told you…shit day.”
I bite my lip. “Well, if the drink doesn’t help, I can think of something else that might
improve your mood.”
And mine…
That’s about as direct as I can possibly be, and his pupils dilate while he holds my gaze. Heat crackles between us, and I fight the urge to look away from the intensity of the connection.
He leans forward across the bar, resting his elbows and mimicking my position. “Are you
propositioning me?”
I can’t fight the smile that spreads across my face. “Proposition has such a dirty
A smirk plays at his mouth. “Only if you make it dirty.”
“I’m just making an observation.”
He shrugs, and his eyes dip to my mouth. “An observation, huh?”
I nod slowly.
“Well,” he leans even closer, “then I’m going to make an observation of my own.”
“Yeah, what’s that?”
“You have absolutely beautiful lips. I haven’t been able to stop picturing them wrapped
around my cock since the first night I met you.”
Sweet mother of God.
Warmth spreads between my legs, and I shift to rub them together against the dull ache
forming. “Well, now. Who is propositioning who?”
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Gwyn McNamee is an attorney, writer, wife, and mother (to one human baby and one fur baby). Originally from the Midwest, Gwyn relocated to her husband’s home town of Las Vegas in 2015 and is enjoying her respite from the cold and snow. Gwyn has been writing down her crazy stories and ideas for years and finally decided to share them with the world. She loves to write stories with a bit of suspense and action mingled with romance and heat.
When she isn’t either writing or voraciously devouring any books she can get her hands on, Gwyn is busy adding to her tattoo collection, golfing, and stirring up trouble with her perfect mix of sweetness and sarcasm (usually while wearing heels). 
Gwyn is the author of The Hawke Family Series, The Slip Series, The Deadliest Sin Series, The Inland Seas Series, and The Supernatural Love Stories in the Absurd (as her alter-ego D.P. Payne), along with several stand-alones. 
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#BlogTour: Undisclosed by @LizaGaines ~ #5stars

About the Book:

Undisclosed by Liza Gaines

Series: A Public Relations Novel, Book 1

Publisher: self-published

Release Date (Print & Ebook): June 16, 2020

Length (Print & Ebook): 75,000 words

Subgenre: Contemporary Romance

Warnings: accidental pregnancy, politics, cliffhanger

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UNDISCLOSED is a contemporary romance, about old summer flings, a secret pregnancy, politics and the return of old flames.

After a summer fling in college, Gwen disappears leaving Mac to wonder what happened to her.  When she reappears a dozen years later to work on a presidential campaign with him, she has a secret that turns his life upside down but the magnetic pull between them is as strong as ever.

Book synopsis:


When I stroll into my job interview at a prestigious PR firm in D.C., the last thing I expect is my teenage fling, the sexy and enigmatic Mac, behind the desk. The firm’s newest client is a woman running against the incumbent President of the United States, and I want this job so desperately that I can taste it—not to mention I have reasons for needing the income. Big secrets I’ve kept from Mac.


Gwen disappeared years ago then shows up in my office, looking beautiful as ever. And, even worse, it kills me that she’s the perfect person for the job. I’m going crazy being in her proximity all the time, pretending we never spent that one hot summer together. Then I discover what Gwen’s been hiding from me—a young son with my eyes. Suddenly, my whole world’s upended. Between complications with my messed-up family, issues on the campaign trail, and the chemistry reigniting with Gwen, I’m forced to decide what really matters…and the kind of man and father I want to be.


I need book 2 immediately!

Since she disappeared from his life a little more than a decade earlier, Mac has thought of Gwen constantly. He is shell-shocked to see her walk through his door as a potential hire. What is even more perplexing to Mac is that despite her going incognito all those years ago, he still wants her.

“Gwen’s the most potent drug I’ve ever encountered…”

Gwen is carrying around the guilt of not being able to provide a father figure to her son. When she does find her son’s father, telling him isn’t as easy as it sounds. Not only must she deal with the awkwardness as she restructures her life around her son knowing Mac is his dad, but she must also deal with an inconvenient attraction to Mac that she must confess never dulled over the passage of nearly 12 years.

I can’t wait to find out what caused the current dynamics in Mac’s family to cause him to doubt his aptitude for fatherhood. Also, with a cliffhanger like that, I can’t wait to see what happens to Mac & Gwen’s new normal. I like the political intrigue, and can’t wait to see what else lurks beneath the surface of that angle.

I recommend this novel. Fans of political drama, teasing siblings and family secrets will enjoy it.



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“No. You can put your dick wherever you want,” she snaps.

Sweet, innocent Gwen. Will you ever learn not to give me an opening like that? “Can I?” Taking a step closer, I crowd her against the wall opposite the vending machines. With my hands on either side of her shoulders and her bucket of ice pressed between us, I dip my head and skim my lips over her throat. “Can I really? Because there’s only one place I want to put it right now, baby.”

Tell me to stop. Slap me. Do something, I silently plead with her, even as I press closer, because I know this is wrong, but I can’t stop myself.

“Don’t call me that. I know why you do it.” Her voice is sharp but a little ragged with vulnerability too. She’s angry, all right, but not because her boss is being holy-fucking-hell-I’m-going-to-sue-you-and-own-your-company-when-this-is-over inappropriate but because I called her “baby.” A pet name she used to love to hate.

“I don’t think you do, Gwen,” I murmur, teasing my fingers under the hem of her shirt to stroke her hip, contemplating the wisdom of taking the bucket away from her.

“Mac…” It’s a strangled squeak of sound, barely recognizable as my name, and the bucket slips from her grasp and clatters to the floor, scattering ice around our feet.

Not wasting a second, I press forward, crushing her against the wall as our mouths come together. Just as it always did, our kiss seems to speak a language known only to us, unique and intimate and full of all the things neither of us has the courage to express with words. When she sucks on my lower lip, she’s saying I’ve missed you, and when I nibble at the corner of her mouth, I’m asking why did you go? She bites me. It doesn’t matter, I’m here now. I lick the seam of her lips. I want you. She opens for me, inviting me to deepen the kiss. Then take me.

About the Author:

Liza Gaines grew up in Michigan before moving to Virginia in 2007.  She misses her family and the Great Lakes but has otherwise fallen in love with her adopted home state.

A dedicated reader, Liza often has her nose in a book.  She also enjoys cooking, baking, knitting, and watching terrible science fiction movies with her husband.  Their small farm in Fredericksburg, Virginia is home to an ever-expanding menagerie that currently includes three dogs, five cats, two horses, and three goats.

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#ReleaseBlitz: Faked by @ksorensenbooks ~ #5stars

Title: Faked
Author: Karla Sorensen
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: June 16, 2020

Every action has a consequence, and Claire Ward knows it. And yet, even knowing that her decision to swap places with her identical twin sister, Lia, for a night could be disastrous, she still does it.
Because it will give her an evening with the man she’s been crushing on for years, Lia’s best friend, Finn. 
Miss Straight A Student has thought through all the angles, and knows the risk is worth it. And everything would have been fine, if Finn had been the one to show up at her door. 
But it wasn’t. 
Bauer Davis— Finn’s half brother and his exact opposite in just about every definable category is the one waiting for her instead. A professional snowboarder, Bauer is covered in ink, full of attitude, and has a chip on his shoulder the size of Mt. Olympus. The kind of bad boy that Claire has never been attracted to before. 
Now the good girl is with the wrong brother for a night, and when the consequence is that they have to pretend to be together for an event, it’s nothing she could have predicted. But maybe, just maybe, what makes Bauer so bad, is exactly what Claire needs.


Again, Karla Sorensen gave me a story that I was so enamored with that I could hardly concentrate on anything else.

Bauer Davis has a plan. It might shock his father & step-mother, but it doesn’t hurt to try. His brother’s best friend, Lia, is all he needs to keep them from completely going crazy. It all falls away when he gets the other sister, the one he’s never met, but as of immediately, will never forget. Pretending has never been this hard, since all Bauer wants to do is claim Claire for his own, but is he who she wants?

Claire should have known better than to pretend – she has the worst poker face. Yet something about Bauer entices her while scaring her. When it would be so easy to lose her in her twin’s identity, he actually sees her. Is he worth the risk? Her heart and mind war with her as she struggles to make him understand unconditional love.

I loved this read. It was deep, sweet and steamy. The author reminds us that while our childhoods affect the rest of our lives, it doesn’t have it to hurt it.

I especially enjoyed the interactions of the Ward family. I definitely plan to read more of them.

I recommend this read.

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.

#BlogTour: Loner by @harloerae ~ #5stars

LONER by Harloe Rae
Release date: June 11th

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“Everyone deserves a chance to be rescued.”

That’s the mantra I’m repeating when a well-equipped biker pulls over to save me. One glance at the scowl Crawford Doxe is wearing proves he isn’t impressed with the task. My efforts to change his mind deflate faster than the shredded tire at our feet. But disgruntled or not, my so-called hero still agrees to fix my flat.

I don’t expect to see Crawford again, but he’s suddenly very visible in our small town. Avoiding him would be my preference. That’s not how this story goes. For whatever reason, my daughter finds an ally in the broody mechanic. Denying her is something I do my best to avoid. I can only hope Crawford’s shine wears off before he tarnishes what little trust still exists.

As if the odds are ever on my side.

Commitments are a foreign concept to him. He doesn’t make any promises to try. That should’ve been enough for me to steer clear. It most certainly isn’t.

What follows can only be described as a disastrous clash of epic proportions.

But one indisputable fact remains. That lone soul has no plans of opening his heart.

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Loner is an intensely satisfying read.

Crawford is the type of hero you can’t help but want to hug. He’s been disillusioned from youth into adulthood, and uses his gruff, loner persona to protect himself from hurt. The funny thing is, he doesn’t realise how lonely he’s been until a green-eyed blond and her little girl begin stealing his every thought.

After another failed relationship, Keegan Daniels completely goes off men. Yet, one look at Crawford Doxe makes her rethink her stance. Thing is, he’s as closed off as they come, and she nor Millie can afford another heartbreak. As they form a tentative friendship with benefits, it soon becomes clear that all their connection is anything but casual.

I loved the author’s references to hugging throughout. I loved that she painted a picture where even the worst of persons had the right to a second chance, even when it seemed they were deemed unforgivable. I would love to read Josey’s story, especially as there are hints that Grant may be involved. Millie was a hoot – I loved her!

I recommend this read. It’s passionate, sweet & fun. This is my third Harloe Rae book, and it most definitely will not be my last.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

About the Author
Harloe Rae is a USA Today & Amazon Top 10 bestselling author. Her passion for writing and reading has taken on a whole new meaning. Each day is an unforgettable adventure.

Harloe is a Minnesota gal with a serious addiction to romance. She’s always chasing an epic happily ever after. When she’s not buried in the writing cave, Harloe can be found hanging with her hubby and son. If the weather permits, she loves being lakeside or out in the country with her horses.

Harloe is the author of the Reclusive series, Watch Me Follow, and #BitterSweetHeat series, Ask Me Why, Breaker, Keeper, and Loner. These titles are available on Amazon.

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#ReleaseBlitz: Coasting by @faberelise ~ #5stars

Calle Stevens wasn’t what one would call a risk-taker.
She was steady. She was even. She was . . .Pregnant. Oh God.

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Calle Stevens wasn’t what one would call a risk-taker.

She was steady. She was even. She was . . .


Oh God. How was she pregnant? Well, she knew the how part, but that wasn’t the point. Mistakes happened, condoms failed, birth control pills didn’t work, and . . . she was pregnant by a man who’d broken up with her via text and then readily offered to sign away his parental rights when she’d told him she was keeping the baby.

Her life was ruined.

She’d just been hired as an assistant coach for the professional hockey team, the San Francisco Gold. She didn’t have any family in the area, didn’t have a partner. How was she going to have a baby?

But then Cooper.

A star player for the team, he’d found out about the baby and had insisted on coming with her to her first appointment, then had held her hair back when she’d spent the majority of her time christening the porcelain goddess before coming to the second, and then the third, and the fourth and—

In fact, as much as she tried to push him away, he refused to keep his distance. And then when she was having a particularly weak moment, feeling fat and gross and completely unappealing, he held her like she was precious and . . . he kissed her.

Then didn’t stop.

Calle didn’t know what was scarier, the kiss or that she didn’t want him to stop either.

About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author, Elise Faber, loves chocolate, Star Wars, Harry Potter, and hockey (the order depending on the day and how well her team — the Sharks! — are playing). She and her husband also play as much hockey as they can squeeze into their schedules, so much so that their typical date night is spent on the ice. Elise is the mom to two exuberant boys and lives in Northern California. Connect with her in her Facebook group, the Fabinators or find more information about her books at http://www.elisefaber.com.

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#ReleaseBlitz: Reckless by @stellarhys ~ #5stars

Title: Reckless
An Irresistible Series Standalone
Author: Stella Rhys
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: June 9, 2020
For years, we
never looked at each other like that. 
But all it took
was one night for everything to change.
Some days, he’s my worst enemy. Other days he’s my best friend. Every day, of course, Adam Maxwell is my cocky prick of a boss, and for the past five years, we’ve been the
official power duo at Engelman Sports, closing multi-million dollar contracts like LA’s most well-oiled machine. 
Honestly, we thrive on the daily love-hate. 
I call out his womanizing. He rags on my “needy” fiancé. And we carry right on. Because
through thick and thin, our work dynamic has always stayed rock-solid.
Fine-tuned to the kind of perfection you couldn’t break if you tried. 
Or so I thought.
Until one night. 
That was all it took to turn our worlds upside down. One weekend business trip and one birthday surprise gone catastrophically wrong. Long story short, Adam caught me exposed.
I felt him aroused…
And just like that the switch flipped on our dynamic.
For five years, Adam Maxwell and I were just friends. But now? 
We’re anything but.
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Gosh! I keep falling in love with these couples that Stella Rhys creates.

I was super eager for Adam & AJ’s story since Holland began dropping hints in “Now Or Never”. I was not, however, prepared for how blown away I would be by how hot and tender their story would be.

Everyone has a past. Doesn’t mean we have to live in it.”

In Reckless, we properly meet the brother that Holland adores, but at one time struggled to keep in her life. As his story unfolds, Rhys slowly but surely peels back the layers, giving us Adam’s side of the story. His ability to shoulder all the emotional pain of his past and still be a functional adult amazes even AJ, who thinks that after 5 years, she knows everything there is to know about her cocky, yet endearing boss.

I thought we were just as close as we could be as friends. A boss and assistant.”

When a weekend in Palm Springs changes their relationship in and out of the office for good, the pair are left scrambling for a way to define their new normal as the reckless attraction between them reaches epic levels. AJ is forced to admit that her attraction to her boss never died, while Adam is hit with the realisation that after 5 years, he cannot live without AJ – he loves her.

I was playing with fire. Being totally reckless. And as always, I knew better.”

I loved their easy banter, and the way that Adam never once asked AJ to give up her dreams to keep her by his side. He truly appreciated her, and his every action showed that. And I liked that even when things got weird or bad, they knew to give each other space, then try to work things out until they got back to normal, instead of completely giving up.

… we had always been complete. But now we were whole.”

I really enjoyed this book. I wholeheartedly, unreservedly recommend it. In-between the emotional pulls of the novel, Stella Rhys delivered a steamy romance that was a delight.

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Stella Rhys is a romance author who lives for baseball
season, Irish coffees and Love Island UK. She was born and raised in New
York and when she isn’t writing, you can find her with her family and friends,
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#BookBlitz: This by @cgBlaine ~ 5 stars

Whatever this is…

Bennett Ross has a list of don’t-wants. No white dress or happily ever after. She doesn’t want soul-crushing love or promises she’s too broken to keep. Most of all, she doesn’t want anyone to ask her to stay.

Dane Masters might not have a list, but he does have a house and a steady job, and he knows exactly what he wants—Bennett.

When life keeps dragging her back to him, he’s there to give her a reason not to leave again. Each time, she has more trouble walking away, and he falls a little harder when she goes.

Unless Dane can find a way to prove he’s what she’s been searching for, Bennett will always have an excuse to push him away.

And then he’ll risk becoming another broken piece she leaves behind.

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Dane & Bennett are two emotionally flawed characters that are somehow perfectly suited for each other.

Meeting and being reacquainted in the most unique ways possible, their connection defied logic, yet it was impossible to sever. Though they each like to think of the other different, they’re more alike than they think. Suffering from parental neglect, they are both searching for that place where they belong fully – home.

The book was quite an an emotional journey. I wanted to shake Bennett so many times, but I also understood that she was fighting a construct that was not totally of her making. She tried so hard not to love the people around her almost to the annihilation of those relationships before she figured out that she could have it all.

“This… Whatever this is.”

And Dane. He’d never met anyone like Bennett, never thought that he’d be so crazy for someone that he’d consider giving up everything he’s always known. Bennett challenges everything he’s known about love and teaches him many things about himself he never knew prior to her presence in his life. Even when he tries to quit, wean himself off her, he realises she’ll always be entrenched in his heart.

“Love, baby. This is out-of-nowhere, what the f%&^ have you done to me love.”

I recommend this book. It’s sweet, poignant and just funny enough.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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#BlogTour: Queen Move by @kennedywrites ~ #5stars

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“This thoroughly modern soulmate story blew me away!”

— Talia Hibbert, USA Today bestselling author

Queen Move, an all-new passionate and unforgettable friends-to-lovers romance from RITA® Award-winning and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Kennedy Ryan, is available now!

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The boy who always felt like mine is now the man I can’t have…

Dig a little and you’ll find photos of me in the bathtub with Ezra Stern.
Get your mind out of the gutter. We were six months old.
Pry and one of us might confess we saved our first kiss for each other.
The most clumsy, wet, sloppy . . . spectacular thirty seconds of my adolescence.
Get into our business and you’ll see two families, closer than blood, torn apart in an instant.
Twenty years later, my “awkward duckling” best friend from childhood,
the boy no one noticed, is a man no one can ignore.

Finer. Fiercer. Smarter.

Tell me it’s wrong.
Tell me the boy who always felt like mine is now the man I can’t have.
When we find each other again, everything stands in our way–secrets, lies, promises.
But we didn’t come this far to give up now.
And I know just the move to make if I want to make him mine.

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Kennedy Ryan’s characters stay on your mind for a long while; hours, days, weeks, years, even. With her gift of prose, she creates stories that, while providing an escape, hint at real life with real problems.

It’s easier to deal with someone else’s mess than it is to clean your own.”

Kimba Allen is used to being the one fighting the hardest in any room she occupies. She understands this, and even relishes the challenges most days. When there’s a mess left over, she cleans it up, too. She never imagined, though, that the hardest fight of her life would also entail the messiest cleanup of all.

Our love is as bright as the day we were made together.”

Ezra Stern has never fit in, and has always felt a sense of discomfort and disquiet, but never around Kimba, his best friend, birthday twin and first love. When they reconnect after more than two decades, Ezra knows that this time, he could never let her go again. Yet, life has more than a few obstacles to throw at his dream of a happily ever after with his queen.

I can’t tell you how much this story touched me. The roadblocks Kimba & Ezra faced are enough to make any romantic relationship falter. I admired the way they fought to be together, to let their love survive. Their connection, telepathic at times, had me in awe. I am a sucker for friends-to-lovers romance stories, and this one was #relationshipgoals.

#1-click Queen Move today – it’s a beautiful story of love, determination, fate & second chances.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.



“You’re fucking brilliant.”

“Huh?” Ezra asks absentmindedly, paying more attention to the flame under his pan than to my compliment. “What’d you say?”

“I said you’re brilliant.” I hold up the iPad I’m using to read his manuscript. “Your book, the YLA story, is incredible, Ez.”

“Oh. Thanks.” He flashes me a smile and then goes back to his French toast. “The key to getting this right is the milk-to-bread ratio.”

I hop off the counter and walk over to stand beside him at the stove. “Would you forget about your French toast for a minute and listen to me?”

“But it’s stuffed French toast.” He takes the pan off the burner and pulls me into his arms. “And I could listen to you all day. What were you saying? Something about me being a handsome, sexy genius?”

“Um…those weren’t my exact words.” I laugh up at him.

“I could have sworn that’s what you said, and I’m never wrong.” He slides his hands over my ass in a pair of his boxer shorts. “Some even say I’m fucking brilliant.”

“They probably just like your big dick,” I whisper and blink up at him as innocently as I can manage.

“I get that a lot.” He drops a kiss on my head and turns back to his French toast. I lean down to rest an elbow on the counter and watch him work.

“A lot?” I ask teasingly. “Have there been a lot?”

He pauses mid-toast-flip and slants me a glance. “Are you asking how many people I’ve had sex with?”

“I mean, it’s none of my business. If you don’t want to—”



Lord above, only eight?!

“Oh.” I straighten and rest my hip against the counter. “What a, um, single-digit number that is.”

“What about you?”

What about me? I’m tabulating years of hook-ups, one-night stands, fuck bois and carrying the one.

“If you don’t want to,” he says, cracking an egg into a bowl, “it’s fine. I don’t care how many people—”

“I don’t know.”

He glances up from whisking eggs, a small frown puckering his dark brows. “You don’t know what?”

“My number. I don’t know how many people I’ve been with.”

He resumes whisking, his frown clearing. “Oh.”

The whisking eggs and whirring refrigerator are the only sounds in the kitchen. I’ve never been embarrassed by my choices. I enjoy sex. I’ve had it with a lot of people. People I really liked…or tolerated…but didn’t want to commit to. I’ve always been safe and never mean about it. I was upfront, and when someone wanted more, I let them know “more” wasn’t an option.

“I just never…” I cross my arms over my stomach, fold one bare foot over the other. “I haven’t been interested in committed relationships. There hasn’t been anyone I wanted that with.”

“Tru.” He stops whisking and gives me the full impact of his undivided attention. His eyes are placid blue. No shadows or undercurrents. “I don’t care.” Ezra pushes the bowl aside and faces me. “But there is something I feel like we should be clear on regarding how you’ve handled sex in the past.”

Here we go.

“You’ve never wanted to commit before,” he says.

“Right. I’ve never wanted any strings attached.”

“I know I said we could be just sex, no emotional attachments.” He shoves his hands in his pockets. “But I feel like I have to be honest with you. Having you back in my life has been…it’s been exactly what I need, and what I felt last night… I’ve never felt that way before.”

I’m not even sure my heart is beating, but it also feels like there’s a tumult in my chest. “What are you saying, Ez?”

His mouth flattens into a hard line and his jaw hardens to stone. “I want strings.”

“Y-you do?”

“I want strings.” He links our fingers, strokes his thumb across my palm. “Ropes, if necessary. I want anything that keeps you with me and me with you and tells everyone else don’t even think about it.”

I’m stunned and incredibly turned on, but that doesn’t take much where Ezra’s concerned.

“You…you do?” I ask faintly…again.

“I wouldn’t do well sharing you.”

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RITA® Award Winner, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller, Kennedy Ryan writes for 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

Kennedy and her writings have been featured in Chicken Soup for the Soul, USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, Glamour and many others. She has always leveraged her journalism background to write for charity and non-profit organizations, but has a special passion for raising Autism awareness.The co-founder of LIFT 4 Autism, an annual charitable book auction, she has appeared on Headline News, The Montel Williams Show, NPR and other media outlets as an advocate for ASD families. She is a wife to her lifetime lover and mother to an extraordinary son.

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Release Blitz: Black Knight (Royal Elite #4) by Rina Kent ~ 5 stars


Black Knight by Rina Kent is LIVE! Find out what happens when best friends turn into enemies, bridges burn and limits are crossed. #One-click today!


Love is impossible. Hate is an open game.


He was once my best friend, now he’s my worst enemy.

Xander Knight is heartbreakingly beautiful.

Ridiculously popular.

Brutally cruel.

He’s a knight but won’t do any saving.


We started as a dream, now we’re a nightmare.

Kimberly Reed is pathetically fake.

Terribly innocent.

Secretly black.

She can hide but never from me.


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All too often, the traumas of our childhood follow us longer than we’d like.

“Sometimes, what you want is the one thing you can’t get.”

Xander & Kimberly both come from dysfunctional homes. Broken and flawed, they somehow match: emotions, personalities & souls. When they finally clear the obstacles between them, it’s pure magic. Their love and relationship is incredible.

This story resonated with me because of the way the author made me feel about Kimberly. I felt so much of her pain, her depression & desperation through Rina Kent’s words. I actually cried while reading most of her early POV. I was so moved by what she endured and then eventually overcame, though I haven’t ever experienced anything she went through. She channeled her insecurities into engineering her transformation and her strength is a thing to be admired.

Xander was more than an @$$hole when this story started. Then, as the story continued, I couldn’t help but sympathise with him. His indifference and cruelty masked a deep pain that he didn’t know how to deal with. Yet, when it counted, he stepped up for Kimberly, and blew me away when he showed his caring side.

Before I was even 10% through with this book, I knew I wouldn’t rest til I finished it. I especially enjoyed the plot twists. This book is a heavy hitter that I recommend while echoing the author’s disclaimer.

I haven’t read the other books in the series, but I had very little trouble following the plot. I look forward to reading the other stories in the series.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.


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Darkness is her playground, suspense is her best friend, and twists are her brain’s food. However, she likes to think she’s a romantic at heart in some way, so don’t kill her hopes just yet.

Her heroes are anti-heroes and villains because she was always the weirdo who fell in love with the guys no one roots for. Her books are sprinkled with a touch of mystery, a healthy dose of angst, a pinch of violence, and lots of intense passion.

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Release Blitz: Stirred (Twisted Fox #1) by Charity Ferrell ~ 5 stars

Title: Stirred
Series: Twisted Fox #1
Author: Charity Ferrell
Genre: New Adult Romance
 Release Date: May 19, 2020
I don’t want him.
I can’t do this.
That’s what my ex said after our son was born, leaving me a single dad.
These days, my world consists of two things: Noah and my bar.
Until her—the woman I want —but can never have.
My ex’s sister wasn’t supposed to be stirred into the mix.
Even though I try to push her away, my son falls in love with her.
As much as I want to keep my distance, I can’t break his heart. 
Lines become blurred, and fighting our attraction becomes nearly impossible.
Even though we know it’s wrong, desire doesn’t always fade away.
As soon as we cross that line, nothing will be the same and everything will fall apart.
And it does.
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Not everyone’s love story is easy and uncomplicated.

Cohen & Jamie fight like hell to not make things messy between them. Yet, when love comes knocking, they find themselves wanting to accept it wholeheartedly. But, there’s the matter that Cohen’s son, Noah, is Jamie’s nephew. Will their tangled history prove to be too much for the couple to handle?

I don’t know what I would do were I the one in Jamie’s shoes, but I enjoyed this read. It’s light, full of humor, and has just enough angst/family drama to keep you glued to its pages.

I loved meeting the Twisted Fox crew. I am looking forward to the remaining stories with a lot of anticipation.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Chapter 1
Five Years Later
Nine hours down.
Three to go.
Three hours until I can go home, finish that box of Thin Mints I shouldn’t have bought, and binge-watch a show on Netflix.
Netflix and cookies.
Netflix and single.
Netflix and story of my life.
“Tell me he finally agreed?” Lauren, our charge nurse, asks—referring to the appendicitis patient who’s been refusing an appendectomy all night.
I nod. “After his wife promised to buy him a new TV.”
She scoffs. “I’d love to say someone being bribed to have life-saving surgery is a shocker, but after working in the ER for so long, I’m not easily shooketh.”
“Tell me about it.”
I glance around the emergency room. “What’s next for me?”
It’s been a slow night at Anchor Ridge Memorial Hospital, and as much as that’s a good thing, it can get boring.
She points down the hall. “Exam room three. Five-year-old with a fever.” Her tone turns bubbly as she wiggles her shoulders. “Dad is super hot, by the way.”
I shake my head and tap my knuckles against the triage desk. “I’ll let you know if I need
“Ask him for his number,” she half-whispers with a thumbs-up.
I roll my eyes and dismissively wave my hand. “Absolutely not.”
“All work and no play makes Jamie a grumpy doctor.”
“Yeah, yeah, yeah.”
I spin on my heel and walk to the room.
The door is cracked, and I knock, snatching a pair of latex gloves on my way in.
“Hello, I’m Dr.—” I stop, stumble back two steps, and cover my mouth with my hand.
Holy crap.
My body tenses, and as soon as my gaze meets his, his jaw flexes.
I struggle for words as anger and disgust line his face.
Words I’d planned if this moment ever happened.
Unfortunately, those words become a scared bitch and run away.
“Cohen,” is all I manage in a whisper.
He stands tall from his chair, his narrowed eyes pinned to me, and moves to the side of the bed, blocking my view of the patient.
Lauren’s words hit me.
“Five-year-old …”
My attention slides from Sir Pissed Off, and I shift to the left.
“Oh my God,” I whisper, gaping at the little boy in the bed.
A little boy whose eyes are sleepy and nose is red and irritated.
Those sleepy eyes, a walnut-brown with a slight slant, match his father’s.
The same with his thick ash-brown hair.
But the dimple in his chin and heart-shaped face match hers.
“Is this …?” My hand shakes when I point at him.
It’s a dumb question.
Even if he says no, he’ll be a liar.
“What are you doing here?” he repeats, his tone harsh.
If I wasn’t at a loss for words, my smart-ass self would throw out something along the lines of, What do you think, dumbass? I’m sporting a doctor’s jacket with my name embroidered on it.
But I don’t.
Because I can’t.
It’s a challenge, wrapping my head around them being here, let alone dragging out my sarcasm.
“I’m your doctor,” I finally say before signaling to the boy. “I’m his doctor.”
Sound cool. Confident.
You’re the fucking professional here, Jamie.
“We want a different doctor,” he hisses, his voice low enough so only I can hear.
“I’m the only doctor on shift tonight.” I’m speaking to Cohen, but the boy holds my interest.
He’s watching this exchange, his eyes pinging back and forth between his father and me with curiosity on his tired face.
“We’ll go to another hospital then.”
“Why, Dad?” the boy whines, sniffling. “I don’t feel good, and what if I puke in the car?”
“I want another doctor.” His broad shoulders draw back.
He raises a brow when I hold up a finger, turn, and scurry out of the room.
I rush over to Lauren. “Can you watch the boy in three for a minute? I need to talk to his
father privately.”
She peeks up at me from her computer and tilts her head to the side. “Yeah … sure.”
Cohen is pacing the room when we walk in. “A word,” I say, jerking my head toward the doorway.
Cohen’s attention darts to the boy, and he delivers a gentle smile. “I’ll be right back, buddy.” He gives him a quick peck on the head and swings his arm toward the door, his eyes cold. “After you, Your Highness.”
Lauren throws me a curious glance when he walks past her, and I shrug as if this isn’t about to be awkward city up in here.
As we leave, I hear Lauren asking the boy what his favorite cartoon is.
Cohen keeps his distance while I lead us into a private room, the one reserved for breaking bad news to families.
I speak as soon as I shut the door., “Cohen—”
Too bad he doesn’t let me get more than his name out.
His deep-set eyes level on me. “This is a conflict of interest, Jamie. The nurse can help us. We don’t need you.”
“We don’t need you.”
The memories of the last time he said those words to me smack into me like a headache.
It was the last time I saw him.
The last time he looked at me with the same resentment.
Either he doesn’t realize how hard his insult hit me or he doesn’t care.
I snort, anger biting at me. “What do you think I’m going to do, huh? Kidnap him?”
“Considering who you’re related to, who knows?”
“Wow.” I clench my fists to hold myself back from smacking him in the face since his words are like a slap in mine. “You have some nerve.”
It’d make for some bad headlines if a doctor slapped a patient’s father.
There’s no apology on his face when he holds up his hands. “Just saying it how I see it.”
“Then allow me to say it how I see it.” I thrust my finger toward the door. “You have a sick son in there, and it’s my job to treat him. Don’t like it? I don’t give a shit.” I shove past him, stalk out of the room, and don’t check to see if he’s following me.
“Everything okay?”
Lauren asks, her eyes glancing over my shoulder, and I realize Cohen is behind me, still keeping his distance.
“Peachy,” I chirp before approaching the bed and smiling down at the boy. “What’s your name, honey?”
“Noah,” he croaks.
Even though I was sure it was him, my head spins at his confirmation.
I tenderly squeeze his arm, and my tone turns cheerful. “Hi, Noah. I’m Dr. Gentry. Can I ask some questions about how you’re feeling?”
He nods.
Cohen stalks to the other side of the bed, his eyes on me, and Lauren migrates to the corner, her nosy ass interested in this shitshow.
“He has a fever,” Cohen tells me, his tone softer.
“For how long?”
He scratches his scruffy cheek. “Over twenty-four hours.”
He shakes his head.
“Not even sugar. I can hardly get him to drink, and he has no energy, which is very rare for him.”
His jerk attitude settles while we turn our attention to Noah. I ask question after question as I take his temperature and go through all the motions.
“Symptoms tell me it’s the flu,” I say, removing my gloves and tossing them into the trash.
“We’ll do a test, and I also want to run some blood work to make sure we’re not missing anything.”
Cohen nods. “Thank you.”
I smile at Noah.
“We’ll get you back to feeling good in no time.” I give Lauren, who’s gathering supplies for the test, a head nod and leave the room.
I‘ll definitely be pairing wine with those Thin Mints tonight.
Lauren comes scurrying into the doctors’ lounge ten minutes later. “Whoa, what was that
about? Dude was super nice to me but acted as if you’d pissed in his Cheerios.”
Here goes.
A chill sweeps up my neck. “That’s my sister’s ex … and her son … the ones she left.”
“Oh, Jerry Springer.”
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Charity Ferrell resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. She grew up riding her bicycle to her library and reading anything she could get her hands on. Angst is her happy place, and she loves writing about flawed people finding love. She loves the basics—books, shoes, and online shopping.
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Release Blitz: Hell Hath No Fury by R.C. Boldt ~ 5 stars

Title: Hell Hath No Fury
Author: RC Boldt
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: May 19, 2020
Seven years ago, they took everything from me. My father. My
husband. My child.
When they stole my chance at justice, I vowed to get
Then I met him.
He tempts that long-lost part of me, but his presence is a
reminder that betrayal lurks around every corner.
Their biggest mistake is underestimating my commitment for
They don’t realize that when it comes to a woman like me,
hell hath no fury.
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This book is definitely one of the best I have read this year.

Hell Hath No Fury is a book that forces you – as the author warns – to step fully into the heart, mind & shoes of someone who has absolutely nothing to lose.

After the brutal loss of her entire family and the travesty of justice that follows, Caitlin Ashford attempts to remove all traces of tenderness from her soul. Seeking vengeance with her own brand of justice, she never expects affection, love or hope to ever find her again, much less through the eyes of another soul seeking revenge like she is.

“…two lost and wounded people can find redemption and start fresh after all.”

It was fascinating, watching Cait’s personality/character evolve as she changed from the woman who had everything to the woman who lived for nothing to a woman who recognised that she had a great inner strength. This book made me stop, reflect and contemplate on the heroine’s every thought and action. What would I do if I found myself in her position? Would I do the “right” thing? Would I be disciplined enough to fight for justice? What would I be willing to sacrifice?

“Life is far too short to give up before The End.”

Needless to say, this book will stay with me for some time.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

This isn’t a tale for the tender-hearted, the judgmental, or those who refuse to think outside the box and look at the broader picture. Those who think that everything is black and white. Simple.
Cut and dried. 
It’s not. There’s always shades of gray. 
It’s easier to say “I’d never” when you’re sitting safely at home with the people you love most right by your side. When grief hasn’t woven itself so deeply in the fabric of your DNA that it can never be unraveled. There can be no separation. And even if you tried, it would only result in you becoming a frayed and tangled mess.
It’s easy to say you’d never walk the treacherous moral tightrope. But you aren’t the one who plummeted to the depths of hell, littered with the agony of loss and the anger of injustice, and had to claw your way out.
This story isn’t scrawled on pristine white pages in bold black ink. Marred, torn, and blood-spattered, its chapters hold deep gouges inflicted by betrayal. 
This story is about a woman who had everything taken from her.
And how she took it all back.
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beach, running, reading, people watching, and singing karaoke. If you’re in the mood for some killer homemade mojitos, can’t recall the lyrics to a particular 80’s song, or just need to hang around a nonconformist who will do almost anything for a laugh, she’s your girl.
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Release Blitz: The Two of Us (Love in Isolation #1) by Kennedy Fox ~ 5 stars

What do you do when the entire nation is on lockdown
If you’re an heiress to a billion-dollar fashion company, then you quarantine in a glamorous cabin and finish your final semester of NYU online. The best way to focus on her upcoming valedictorian honor is away from her family, classmates, and the paparazzi. Cameron St. James is ready to get out of the big city and head Upstate for seclusion, despite her parents’ pleas to stay home. 
What do you do when a pandemic is sweeping the world?
If you’re barely making ends meet, then you isolate yourself in your best friend’s mountain cabin with breathtaking views and no neighbors for miles. It’s the perfect safe place away from three roommates who don’t take the life-threatening epidemic seriously. Elijah Ross is ready to work remotely and focus on his next big promotion, assuming he’ll still have a job after this.
What happens when things don’t go as planned, and you’re stuck with the one person you dislike the most?
You improvise and do whatever it takes to avoid each other, though it proves to be impossible. The cold evenings alone turn into movie and popcorn nights together by the fireplace. Days turn into weeks, and eventually, more than just a friendship blossoms. As the unknown haunts them, they lean on one another for comfort—until someone pops their safety bubble and threatens everything.
The Two of Us is an enemies to lovers, brother’s best friend standalone romance set in the current affairs of history in the making. Though the character’s storyline is fiction, the circumstances are very real, and we’re sensitive to this topic. This is a story about hope, love, and so much more with a guaranteed happily ever after!


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This book is a good read, especially as it comes at a time when most readers can relate to it in some way or another.

Cameron St. James & Elijah Ross detest each other and have done so for years. When the COVID-19 pandemic forces them to tolerate each other’s presence at the St. James’ mountain cabin, they realise that their mutual dislike masks deeper feelings than they previously understood.

I loved the evolution of their characters & relationship. Their outbursts, teasing, banter and sexual tension made for entertaining reading. I like that the authors gave us a love story set during this pandemic without trivialising the effect that it has had on us.

I enjoyed every page, every nuance, every line. This read far surpassed what I expected. Kennedy Fox is always good, and they didn’t disappoint me one bit.

I recommend this read.

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Release Blast: Heired Lines by Magan Vernon ~ 4.5 stars

Sometimes, you’ve got to take a job with the devil to pay the bills…
Too bad I learned too late the devil wears Armani, is the most uptight man in the history of history, and I just signed an unbreakable contract shackling me to his pompous royal side for the summer. 
But God, he’s got this British accent that makes my panties melt.
Until the words he says catch up with my brain and make me want to throw one of his precious vases at his head.
One minute we’re fighting––and the next—we can’t keep our hands off each other. Because somehow, when Mr. Blue Eyes is kissing me, he makes me forget how much he annoys me.  
And that starts a whole new level of complications I. Don’t. Need.
Cuz if you dance with the devil, someone’s gonna end up getting burned… 
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Lord Webley needs someone who has the same respect for his great aunt’s many belongings to value & curate them. After a spirited exchange, he hires Natalie, but never expected to feel anything beyond professional respect for the recent college graduate who’s desperate for debt relief.

This book was a slow-burn, royalty-themed romance. Natalie’s zest for life was a direct contrast to Gavin’s stuffy, reserved life. Their exchanges were fun, banter-filled, and oozed sensuality. The secondary characters really helped to give the overall idea of a forbidden, yet adorable romance.

I recommend this book. I was glued to the pages of this surprisingly sweet & fun romance until its end.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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Blog Tour: How to Quit Your Crush by Amy Fellner Dominy ~ 5 stars


by Amy Fellner Dominy
Publication Date: May 4, 2020
Genres: Entangled: Crush, Teen Romance, Young Adult, Contemporary, Enemies to Lovers, Opposites Attract, Romance


Mai Senn knows Anthony Adams is no good for her – no matter how hard she might crush on him. She’s valedictorian; he’s a surf bum. She’s got plans, he’s got his art. Complete opposites in every way. Vinegar and baking soda, they once joked. A chemical reaction that bubbled.

Yeah, they bubbled. Maybe still do.

Good thing Anthony’s got the perfect plan: two weeks to prove just how not good they are together. Whoever can come up with the worst date—something the other will seriously hate, proving how incompatible they truly are—wins.

Like taking a snake-phobe to the Reptile House at the zoo (his idea).

Or a cooking class where they don’t even get to eat the food (her idea).

It’s all about the competition, and it’s meant to help them finally crush their crushes. But it wasn’t supposed to be so hot. Or so fun. And when Mai’s future becomes at stake, will she be able to do the right thing and quit Anthony forever?


…different paths can still lead to the place I want to go.”

Don’t let the genre or the cover of this book fool you; Dominy hits you a bit hard between the pages.

Maya Senn is struggling with living up to expectations. She has her life planned out to meet those expectations, too. Anthony Adams makes her heart & body feel “things” that they shouldn’t. As they spend time together getting rid of their crush, Maya soon realises that she is herself the most with the one guy she should never want, but he’s so much her opposite that she knows he’s not ever going to be in her life for the long haul… Right?

But if you live afraid, you’re not really living. That’s no future at all.”

Anthony knows all too well that life never goes according to plan, so he lives in the moment, believing that lower expectations would protect his heart better. Yet, Maya & her annoying way of planning out everything and avoiding risks keep him wishing his heart were freer to love. Can he convince her to choose him while still keeping the essence of who she truly is?

Anthony & Maya’s story is sweet and poignant. On the cusp of adulthood, they each are carrying around some heavy baggage. While they struggle with their burdens, it was entertaining to watch them fall for each other and practice some heavy denial along the way. It was heartwarming to watch as their characters developed, and as they accepted that they couldn’t change each other, but could love each other for the things that kept drawing them closer over & over.

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Amy grew up loving to read and figured out at an early age that books were magical and necessary. She started submitting her own stories to be published when she was thirteen. Amy is now the award-winning author of nine books spanning young adult, middle grade, and picture books. Titles for Entangled include Announcing Trouble and the companion novel, How to Quit Your Crush. Amy lives in Phoenix, Arizona with her husband and a puppy who is training them. Visit Amy online at http://www.amydominy.com or follow her on Instagram or Twitter at @amydominy.

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Release & Review Blitz: Looking to Score by Carrie Gray & Coralee June ~ 5 stars


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Looking to Score is like the book equivalent of comfort food- goes down easy and leaves you feeling full and content. This book is funny, charming, heart-warming, insanely clever, and JUST what we need. I simply LOVED it and could not put it down.” ~The Romantic Rush Blog

He’s like literally the worst.

Oakley Davis is the star running back at our University, and the reason I’ve broken my vow to avoid the college party scene. Thanks to a mixup with my advisor, I’m now serving my Public Relations internship as a glorified babysitter to the party-hard football players.

Specifically, Oakley.

He’s impossible to manage. His Instagram is full of half-naked, drunk photos and he’d rather attend parties than practice. His brand needs some serious work, and when he’s not driving me insane, he’s sleeping his way through the entire female population.

But I’m determined. I have plans to graduate a semester early and nothing or no one will get in my way. I’m a Virgo, after all. Oakley Davis might be a privileged, cocky, football star, but I’m Amanda Matthews; and I’ll do whatever it takes to get my A.

I have to make sure I don’t end up falling in love with the idiot, first.

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This book went in a different direction than I expected, and it was a good one.

Amanda is in UT, hiding from her past. Looking to graduate early, she accepts a PR job seemingly from hell – revamp star running back Oakley Davis’ image. From their first meeting, I was hooked. Their banter was surprisingly witty and fun – and also innuendo-filled. I was flat out cackling at so many points.

I loved that the authors didn’t just make Amanda into the stereotypical opposite of Oakley. They made her real, with issues. Her internal monologues were downright HILARIOUS at times, yet you could sense her vulnerabilities. Her issues don’t magically disappear by the end, but you can definitely tell that she’s going places.

Underneath the college-boy-wants-to-party facade, Oakley was truly a gentle soul. And smart enough to know that Amanda was a huge asset. The ways he looked out for Amanda, and cared about her ensured that I ended up really liking him.

I loved the cast of secondary characters – they really spiced things up.

This fun, sweet and steamy read is one I definitely recommend. It will surely warm your heart in these times.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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Coralee June is an international bestselling romance writer who enjoys engaging projects and developing real, raw, and relatable characters. She is an English major from Texas State University and has had an intense interest in literature since her youth. She currently resides with her husband and two daughters in Dallas, Texas, where she enjoys long walks through the ice-cream aisle at her local grocery store.

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I have always loved to read. In kindergarten, I was the weird kid sitting in the reading nook by myself instead of trying to get more snacks. I’m excited to be putting my own voice on the page and watching a story I helped create come to life. I still love to read, but I also really like snacks.

I grew up in Chicago but recently moved back to the Dallas area where I live with my husband and son.

I have my Bachelor of Science in Biology. I spent a year researching chimpanzees and gorillas while I was in Chicago and then I spent another two months on a chimpanzee sanctuary trying to convince headstrong chimps to cooperate. Pro tip – grapes are a pretty hot bargaining tool. They work wonders with my toddler too.

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Release & Review Blitz: The Best Mistake (Southern U O’Brien Brothers #1) by Cookie O’Gorman ~ 5 stars

The Best Mistake
Cookie O’Gorman
Publication date: April 23rd 2020
Genres: New Adult, Romance, Sports

Honor Tierney just wants one night with the playboy.

One hot, steamy, meaningless hookup, and then she’ll happily go back to reading her favorite books, studying to be an accountant and writing for the campus-paper-nobody-reads. Too bad she ends up in the wrong bed, with the wrong brother…who gives her the hottest night of her life.

Archer O’Brien just wants to play ball.

Well that, and for his brothers to stop acting out, so he won’t have to worry 24/7. As the oldest O’Brien and team captain, it’s his duty to make sure they don’t drink too much, party too much, or get in too much trouble. But when she walks into his bedroom—mistaking him for his brother—life throws him a curveball.

She’s determined to guard her heart. He’s not giving up.

And when Honor gets assigned to cover the Wolves baseball team, it’s game on.

This new adult sports romance features one hot (and hilarious) case of mistaken identity and a sexy set of brothers guaranteed to make you swoon.

Sometimes, the best mistakes are worth making.

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A mistake lands Honor Tierney in the wrong O’Brien brother’s bed, but it ends up being one that puts her squarely in the sights of Archer O’Brien, the oldest, most intense of the clan. But with her trust issues also having issues, can Honor relax enough to let her heart lead with Archer? Or will it end up exactly as she predicted, with her heart in pieces?

Archer doesn’t date – he has no time. He has his hands full with looking after his family, ensuring they are out of trouble, and being captain of the Wolves baseball team. When Honor unexpectedly lands on his radar, he’s surprised that his longing for her is so acute. Can he allow himself to be happy, for once and try to be the man Honor deserves?

To say that I have fallen in love with all the characters in this book would be putting it mildly. I loved every single O’Brien sibling, and am so hungry for all of their stories. Honor’s friends are totally fun and a group of young women that I would no doubt love to have as friends.

I especially loved Honor – I take books everywhere! I loved that Archer was patient, yet persistent. He set the bar high for the rest of the series.

I recommend this read. I loved it, and think you will, too.

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A sudden feeling drew my attention to the other side of the room. I couldn’t really explain it. It was hot like electricity, something magnetic. My eyes searched for the source of that strange pull—and clashed with gray.

My breath caught.

It was like looking into the heart of a storm, intense, powerful. I hadn’t gone up in flames for any of the others, but this guy… Well, this O’Brien who was staring at me—devouring me—with those unusual gray eyes, wearing a frown like he never smiled, a stare so focused I thought he might be memorizing every move I made? Or reading my mind?

“Wow,” I said, voice nothing but a shaky exhale.

This guy caused a slow burn inside me. I wanted to run. Either to him or away, I wasn’t sure. But as his eyes traveled the length of my body, all the way down to my shoes, and back up again to meet my gaze, everything inside me turned to wildfire. I licked my lips, thighs clenching together instinctively.

His frown deepened, jaw tight.

And that made him seem even sexier.

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Cookie O’Gorman writes YA & NA romance to give readers a taste of happily-ever-after. Small towns, quirky characters, and the awkward yet beautiful moments in life make up her books. Cookie also has a soft spot for nerds and ninjas. Her novels ADORKABLE, NINJA GIRL, The Unbelievable, Inconceivable, Unforeseeable Truth About Ethan Wilder, and The Good Girl’s Guide to Being Bad are out now! She is also the author of NA sports romance, The Best Mistake.

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Release & Review Blitz: Road to Fire (Broken Trilogy #1) by Maria Luis ~ 5 stars

Release Date: April 30
It’s dark, it’s gritty, and there’s a pretty good chance it’s the royal romance you never even realized that you wanted. Your new anti-hero obsession is almost here—do you think you can handle Saxon Priest?
“I’m not scared of you.”
I meet her gaze. “You should be.”
Bound by a secret oath spanning generations, I am loyal to no one but the queen.
Defender of the Crown.
To all of England, I’m Saxon Priest. Traitor. Murderer. Owner of London’s most infamous anti-loyalist pub.
And then she appears.
Isla Quinn may claim that she’s only looking to buss tables, but I’m no fool. Bitterness bleeds from her hard-blue eyes, and her hatred for the queen is so palpable, I can practically taste it off every sharp-tongued word slipping from her full mouth.
“Hire me,” she begs.
We’re on opposite sides of this war. Enemies from the start.
Isla thought she found an ally, but she’s found me instead.
A man with no heart, no matter how the dead space inside my chest lurches whenever she’s near.
And so I lean over, dragging her deep into this twisted game of crowns and thrones, and offer a single vow: “I could use you.”

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This book is everything unexpected and then more! Maria Luis sets up a political landscape so treacherous and so fragile, yet beckoning. Against the backdrop of an England on the verge of a civil war, a romance between two unlikely souls blossoms.

Isla Quinn is the female warrior that women hope to be – strong, fearless & selfless. At her wits end, and beside herself with the pain of her parents’ deaths, she does what she feels must be done. Wanting to ensure her siblings’ survival, she turns to Saxon Priest for help.

Saxon? He’s the tortured, broken anti-hero that you can’t help but love. He’s been loyal for years to a cause he doesn’t truly believe in, yet all it takes is Isla’s light – and sass – to make him realise that he’d been merely drifting through life until she came along.

The thrill, danger & heat levels were so good! If you love hot, dark thrillers, jump in on this. Road To Fire is gritty & dark but Isla & Saxon light it up quite nicely.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Meet Maria Luis
Maria Luis is an Amazon Top 100 Bestselling Author.
Historian by day and romance novelist by night, Maria lives in New Orleans, and loves bringing the city’s cultural flair into her books. When Maria isn’t frantically typing with hot chocolate in hand, she can be found binging on reality TV, going on adventures with her other half and two pups, or plotting her next flirty romance.


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Release & Review Blitz: Chicks, Man by J.D. Hollyfield ~ 5 stars


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Falling in love was the easy part.

Being secretly in love with my brother’s best friend is where it got tricky.

Levi Dent was off-limits. Which was probably for the best, since he barely knew I existed.

Until one night I saw an opportunity I couldn’t resist.

The problem was, I got caught.

She tricked me.

I knew there was something so familiar about her, but I just couldn’t resist.

Hannah Matthews was nothing more than my best friend’s little sister. Except she wasn’t so little anymore.

I need to forget all about her.

If only it were that easy…

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If you love your romance with a side of danger, rounded out with laughter, then Chicks, Man will definitely fill your needs.

Levi Dent has known Hannah Matthews forever – shy, timid Hannah. When a supply closet tryst exposes Hannah in a different light, Levi suddenly cannot stop thinking about her. When they are paired up at work, Levi’s main intention is to make sure she’s sorry for tricking him. But then, he realises he wants more, but Hannah’s running scared.

Hannah has been in love with Levi since she was 7 years old, but he’s never looked at her in any other way than as his best friend’s little sister. But after she’s presented with the perfect opportunity at her brother’s wedding, she runs with it, greedily soaking up every bit of Levi’s attention, like Cinderella at the ball. Shocked that Levi figured out what happened, she’s determined to put the event behind her. He can’t possibly want her in real life, anyway. Could he?

This book will make you laugh and feel so much. You’ll be cheering for Hannah & Levi so hard before you even know it, too. Their chemistry was insane! I loved the suspense, too. J.D. Hollyfield knew when to ramp things up, and just when to dial things back. I loved the banter – especially the interactions with Chase. I definitely would love to read up on this group of friends in the future.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.


J.D. Hollyfield is a creative designer by day and superhero by night. When she’s not cooking, event planning, or spending time with her family, she’s relaxing with her nose stuck in a book. With her love for romance, and her head full of book boyfriends, she was inspired to test her creative abilities and bring her own stories to life. Living in the Midwest, she’s currently at work on blowing the minds of readers, with the additions of her new books and series, along with her charm, humor and HEA’s.

J.D. Hollyfield dabbles in all genres, from romantic comedy, contemporary romance, historical romance, paranormal romance, fantasy and erotica! Want to know more! Follow her on all platforms!


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Book Blitz: Dear Future Ex-Wife by Julia Quinn ~ 5 stars

Dear Future Ex-wife
Jillian Quinn
Publication date: April 23rd 2020
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Romance

I, Harley McQueen, do not take Nathan King to be my husband…

I wish I could say no to this wedding. But to save our fathers’ company, my ex-best friend needs a fake bride to bail him out of his latest scandal.

Nate has a reputation with women.
I want the promotion my father has denied me for years.

Together, maybe we can make this fake marriage work.

As long as I don’t fall in love with him…


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This book is one of the best books I have read in a very long time.

Jillian Quinn created a world that I was eager to stay in for a very long time: a lovesick gamer willing to do anything to win the heart of the woman he’s been in love with for most of his life. Nate & Harley were a perfect match. Their chemistry was way off the charts, and you could plainly tell that they both had been living on Denial Street for far too long. I was excited when they finally got together and was rooting for them to finally be happy. I really loved the banter, too. A lot of the comebacks had me laughing.

I loved the cast of secondary characters. Hopefully, the author has future plans for them, so we’ll get to see/read about them soon.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.



“Hey there, Queen,” Nate says as he approaches me with a wicked smile on his handsome face. “You look happy to see me,” he jokes, wiggling his eyebrows.

My throat closes up at the sight of him. His dark, wavy hair is gelled and styled to perfection. Tall and muscular, he fills out every inch of the navy suit that molds to his body. Women drool over him now, but I know the nerdy boy who had hair that would never stay put. His teeth were such a mess, he wore braces until our sophomore year of high school. And for a few years, I was several inches taller than Nate. But now, when he leans in to hug me, he has to dip down to meet my height.

He towers over me, his masculine scent filling my nostrils as he kisses my cheek. My skin tingles from the unexpected contact. Heat rushes to my face, which is now on fire from his delicate touch. He’s only doing this because he knows I won’t make a scene in front of our families. Nate takes every opportunity he gets to irritate me.

For as much as I hate him, I still miss him. So, when I hug him back it’s a real one. I don’t want to let him go, and the feeling seems to be mutual.

Nate clutches me, his fingers digging into my back. “You look good,” he whispers against the shell of my ear, sending chills down my arms. “I can see the Pilates paid off.”

I gasp at his comment.

Nate laughs in response.

Damn him.

I hate showing that he has any effect on me. More than anything I wish he didn’t have a single ounce of control over me. But he does.

Nate tugs on a strand of my hair, twirling it around his finger. He did this when we were kids because he thought it was funny when I slapped him. My former best friend was an oddball. And now, he’s doing it to torment me. Men like Nate can smell desire on women. He damn well knows I think he’s hot. Nate looks like a walking orgasm in his expensive, silky suit that was tailor-made for him. Everything about him screams sex and money.

“Let’s get started,” my dad says, snapping me back to reality.

I flick Nate’s finger, and he drops his hand to his side. He stares me down with his hauntingly beautiful eyes. When I turn my back to Nate, Stefan is still standing behind the chair he rolled out from the table for me.

Nate sits across from me, though no amount of space is enough because I can practically feel the heat from his gaze rolling down my arms. Our parents get comfortable at the heads of the table, my dad to my left and Richard on the right. Nate’s wingtip hits my heel under the table. I ignore him as he taps me again. A few seconds later, his silky dress sock slides up my calf. I stare across the table at him, and he challenges me with one look.

Do it, his eyes demand. Fight me, Queen.

I hold my breath when his foot grazes my inner thigh. His gaze is pointed down the table at my dad, but I don’t miss the corner of Nate’s mouth lifting slightly into a satisfied smirk. He wants to play with me.

Game on, King.

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Jillian Quinn is an international bestselling author of contemporary romance. Her books are light and funny but also on the steamy side. So, don’t be surprised if you have to fan yourself with your Kindle.

As a lover of coffee and a collector of book boyfriends, you can find Jillian most days, thinking about her next romance novel as she pours another cup.

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Release Blitz: One Moment Please by Amy Daws



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That awkward moment when an ER doctor has to inform you that you’re pregnant…with his baby.

Three things Lynsey Jones knows about the hot doctor: he’s grouchy, an arrogant jerk, and strangely obsessed with pie.

Three things Dr. Josh Richardson knows: he doesn’t talk about his past, he doesn’t do relationships, and the crazy girl in the hospital cafeteria who ate a fistful of French silk pie…is annoyingly irresistible.

After a chance meetup at a bar and a heated cab ride together, things come to a head and now instead of hating each other, they’re horizontal in a bed.

Three months later, the weird cafeteria stalker who crept out of Josh’s house like a thief in the night, winds up as his patient in the ER after her Tinder date from hell.

The doctor is prepared to keep it cool and professional. That is until her bloodwork reveals she’s pregnant.

What really throws him for a loop…is the surprise baby…is his.


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What happens when the seriously hot and growly ER doctor who kicked you out of a hospital cafeteria turns into an epic one-night-stand? Well, for starters, a surprise pregnancy. Dr. Josh Richardson never wanted a family, but Lynsey’s about to give him one. And if they have any hope of co-parenting, they need to learn how to co-habituate…and try not to kill or kiss each other in the process.
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If you’re looking for laughs…this series of waiting room meet cutes is the perfect escape. Binge these standalones in Kindle Unlimited in preparation for April 9 release!

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When romance novelist, Kate Smith, finds her long lost writing mojo in the customer waiting area of a tire store, the complimentary coffee isn’t the only things that’s hot. But sexy mechanic, Miles Hudson, is just up for a friendly test-drive of her new book idea.
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Blog Tour: The Mercenary’s Daughter by Joe Gazzam & Jessica Therrien ~ 5 stars

The Mercenary’s Daughter
Jessica Therrien & Joe Gazzam
Published by: Acorn Publishing
Publication date: March 31st 2020
Genres: Thriller, Young Adult

When Special Ops recruit, Tara Kafee is dishonorably discharged, there’s only one place to go—Home.

But there’s more waiting for her there than she’s ready for.

It’s been four years since she’s been back and ten since her mother walked out on the family never to be heard of again.

She’s determined to rekindle things with her father and keep him close. That is, until he goes missing.

Soon after stumbling upon a safe room full of weapons, fake passports, and a mission’s dossier marking a target in Cuba, she reluctantly accepts the help of her angsty teenage brother. He’s the only one she can trust, so together, the two set out for Havana.

Tara is determined to get her father back, whatever it takes, but things are never easy when you’re the mercenary’s daughter.

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At 22, Tara’s life isn’t going anywhere. Kicked out of the military, she heads back to the home she hasn’t stepped foot in for four years, yearning for the love of her family. When she gets there, things are normal enough, until they aren’t. When her father goes missing, Tara, armed with just a gun, her military training and her father’s last known whereabouts, sets out to find him with her younger brother, Mitch, along for the ride. What happens next is a whirlwind of bullets, crazy car chases & action with doses of humor shot through.

I really enjoyed this book. It was well-written, with all aspects of the novel perfectly timed – even the shock in the ending. Tara & Mitch made a really great crime-fighting duo: she brought the heavy, and he brought the brains. With a little romance, it certainly made for entertaining reading, keeping me up til early morning hours.

These are new-to-me authors, but I definitely would read more of their work.

I unreservedly & wholeheartedly recommend this read. You’ll enjoy every moment of it.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Author Bio:

Jessica Therrien is the author of the young adult series Children of the Gods. Book one in the series, Oppression, became a Barnes & Noble best-seller shortly after its release. Her trilogy has been translated and sold through major publishers around the world, such as Editions AdA (Canada), EditionsMilan (France), and SharpPoint Press (China).

Aside from her Children of the Gods series, Jessica is the author of a kid’s picture book called, The Loneliest Whale. Her award-winning stories can also be found in a published anthology of flash fiction.

Jessica spent most of her life in the small town of Chilcoot, California, high up in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. In this town of nearly 100 residents, with no streetlights or grocery stores, there was little to do but find ways to be creative. Her mother, the local English teacher, inspired her to do all things artistic, and ultimately instilled in her a love for language.

In 2003, Jessica attended California State University Long Beach where her passion for language found her studying Chinese, and in 2005 she moved to Taiwan to study abroad. From 2005 to 2006 Jessica was fully immersed in the Chinese language as she attended National Taiwan University, and in 2008 she graduated from San Diego State University magna cum laude.

Jessica currently lives in Irvine with her husband and two young sons. She is working on a new YA thriller/suspense series and a middle grade fantasy series.

Screenwriter/Novelist Joe Gazzam has been a working screenwriter for 8 years working on such films as:

Shadow Run
21 Jump Street
Step Up: Revolution
Disney’s Hawaiian Adventure
It Takes a Thief
Anubis Tapestry
(and many more)

His debut novel, UNCAGED, out now!

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Cover Reveal: Hell Hath No Fury by RC Boldt

Title: Hell Hath No Fury
Author: RC Boldt
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Design: By Hang Le
Release Date: May 19, 2020
Seven years ago, they took everything from me. My father. My
husband. My child.
When they stole my chance at justice, I vowed to get
Then I met him.
He tempts that long-lost part of me, but his presence is a
reminder that betrayal lurks around every corner.
Their biggest mistake is underestimating my commitment for
They don’t realize that when it comes to a woman like me,
hell hath no fury.
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This isn’t a tale for the tender-hearted, the judgmental, or those who refuse to think
outside the box and look at the broader picture. Those who think that everything is black and white. Simple. Cut and dry. 
It’s not. There’s always shades of gray. 
It’s easier to say “I’d never” when you’re sitting safely at home with the people you love
most right by your side. When grief hasn’t woven itself so deeply in the fabric of your DNA that it can never be unraveled. There can be no separation. And even if you try, it would only result in you becoming a frayed and tangled mess.
It’s easy to say you’d never walk the treacherous moral tightrope. But you aren’t the one
who plummeted to the depths of hell, littered with the agony of loss and the anger of injustice, and had to claw your way out.
This story isn’t scrawled in bold black ink on pristine white pages. Marred, torn, and
blood-spattered, its chapters hold deep gouges inflicted by betrayal. 
This story is about a woman who had everything taken from her.
And how she took it all back.
Author Bio
RC Boldt currently lives on the southeastern coast of the U.S., enjoys long walks on the
beach, running, reading, people watching, and singing karaoke. If you’re in the mood for some killer homemade mojitos, can’t recall the lyrics to a particular 80’s song, or just need to hang around a nonconformist who will do almost anything for a laugh, she’s your girl.
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Audiobook Blog Tour: Mine To Five by Tara September ~ 4 stars

Author: Tara September

Narrator: Verla Bond

Length: 4 hours and 15 minutes

Publisher: Plus it Up

Released: Dec. 11, 2019

Genre: Contemporary Romance

2018 Contemporary Romance Writers’ Stiletto Finalist

2018 Tampa Area Romance Writers’ TARA Finalist

2018 Maine Romance Writers’ Strut Your Stuff Finalist – Second Place Contemporary Winner

2017 Cleveland Rocks Romance Contest – Second Place Winner

’Tis the season for an office romance!

Working beyond nine to five and barely getting by, Melanie Thomas is eager to celebrate the impending holiday season and to toast the start of her dream marketing job over drinks with her boyfriend. Unfortunately, he has different plans – like seeing other women.

Indulging in a pity party with tequila, Melanie confides in a sexy stranger at the bar. It’s almost Christmas. One night of letting go won’t hurt anything, right? Turns out, it just might, when the stranger is her new boss. Determined to succeed at her job, Melanie won’t be scared away. This is her chance, even if her hot boss has her feeling all merry and bright and wishing for a less-than-professional relationship.

Matthew Ryans is burned out and on thin ice at the company he helped build, unless he gets his head back in the game. Yet, his head, both upper and lower, are quickly becoming obsessed with his new assistant. Still, he can’t seem to fully begrudge Melanie’s distracting presence and the Christmas joy she brings with it. Especially considering that her enthusiasm has him reenergized.

For once, he is longing for Mondays, but with his heart and job on the line, he can’t risk blurring the lines no matter how strong the lure of holiday mistletoe is.

Will their holiday passion be able to fuel mutual career success, or will it only get in their way in the New Year?

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Tara September is an award-winning… and losing contemporary romance writer living in Southwest Florida.

Tara is proud to be the world’s most okayest mom to clones (identical twin boys). When not writing out her daydreams, she blogs over at When Tara Met Blog @tarametblog, a lifestyle and parenting blog of 14 years.

Holding a master’s degree in journalism from NYU, she previously was the Corporate Communications Manager at WWE and PR Manager for The Walt Disney Company, Consumer Products.


Narrator Bio

Verla Bond is an American actor, improvisor, and storyteller, who makes her home in Los Angeles, California. She enjoys performing on the stage and screen, but especially loves recording audiobooks, where she gets the privilege of playing all kinds of diverse characters, such as British vampires, Irish leprechauns, and Southern gentlemen.


An intelligent, hard-working woman on the cusp of the job of her dreams, Melanie is stunned when she is the last to know that her boyfriend has decided to make their relationship more open than she would like. A handsome stranger overhears, and an alcohol-infused commiseration turns into a night neither one really remembers. Mortification settles into full-blown panic when both Melanie & Matthew realise the next day at work that they were each other’s one-night stands. Remaining professional at all times becomes harder & harder as they both realise that they might be the best thing to happen to each other personally & professionally.

The audiobook was good. Verla Bond’s voice was clear & expressive. I definitely would listen to more narrations by her.

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Tara September. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

with Author Tara September
  1. Waffle fries or curly fries? – Neither. I like crispy steak frites … or McDonald’s fries, I know, but they are sooo good.
  2. GIF with a hard g or soft g? – Hard, like my men, lol.
  3. Fantasy or science-fiction? Hmm both, but if pressed I’d say Sci-Fi. Love me some Star Wars.
  4. Superman or Batman? – Superman! He’s super, it’s in his name after all. This is actually a debate the hero and heroine have in my holiday office romance, Mine to Five.
  5. Text message or call? – TXT! I have a phobia about having to sort out issues over the phone with strangers. Contest a bill or having to call customer service? Ugh the worst. So if I can just send a strongly worded email instead, even better! Even my besties have accepted that I’m not the friend that will chat on the phone for hours. Rather do that in-person or on my blog.
  6. Pancakes or waffles? – Waffles. It comes with built-in grooves to hold my syrup, whip cream and other toppings.
  7. Doctor Who or the Walking Dead? I haven’t seen either *ducks for cover*
  8. TV Shows or movies? Movies. I saw every film on the AFI 100 list before I graduated high school. My favorite actress is Katharine Hepburn.
  9. Facebook or Twitter? Twitter for fun, Facebook for business.
  10. Alice in Wonderland or Robinson Crusoe? Meh to both. But since Robinson Crusoe is technically considered the first novel ever, much is owed to Defoe for paving the way for today’s literature. <Tara tips imaginary hat and puts on imaginary opera gloves>
  11. Being too warm or too cold? I live in Florida for a reason.
  12. Netflix or Hulu? Netflix. I’m OG like that. I used to have their DVD rental service, lol.
  13. Work Hard or Play Hard? Play on player!
  14. Passenger or Driver? Driver, because in our family that means I have control of the radio and can play an audiobook or Yacht Rock Radio. Plus, I can never sleep in the car anyway, so I might as well drive.
  15. Amusement Park or Day at the Beach? In Florida we can do both 😉 I’m a huge Disney addict. Used to work for Disney corporate out in LA.
  16. Honesty or Other’s Feelings? Other’s feelings!
  17. Movie at Home or Movie at the Theater? Theater. About two-thirds of the way back, in the center of the row. If not, I’ll wait in the lobby eating nachos and sour patch kids until the next showing. My husband meanwhile will likely have given up and will see something else solo. Oh, and I LOVE previews. If we arrive after the previews, I’ll wait for the next showing, lol.

Feb. 4th:

Bookmark and Fork

Viviana MacKade

The Book Junkie Reads . . .

Feb. 5th:

What Is That Book About

Saturday Nite Reader

AC Squared Book Blog

Feb. 6th:


Chapters Through Life

T’s Stuff

Feb. 7th:

Sometimes Leelynn Reads

Nesie’s Place

Feb. 8th:

Lilly’s Book World

Jazzy Book Reviews

Dazzled by Books

Feb. 9th:

What’s Beyond Forks

Carla Loves To Read

Feb. 10th:

Twirling Book Princess

Teatime and Books

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Cover Reveal: Dear Ava by Ilsa Madden-Mills

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Dear Ava, an all-new full-length, enemies-to-lovers, high school standalone romance from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills is coming February 2nd, and we have the smoking hot cover!


The rich and popular Sharks rule at prestigious, ivy-covered Camden Prep. Once upon a time, I wanted to be part of their world—until one of them destroyed me.

The last thing I expected was an anonymous love letter from one of them.

Please. I hate every one of those rich jerks for what they did to me. The question is, which Shark is my secret admirer: Knox, the scarred quarterback and their leader, Dane, his twin brother, or Chance, the ex who dumped me…

Dear Ava,

Your eyes are the color of the Caribbean Sea.

That’s stupid.

What I really mean is, you look at me and I feel something REAL.

It’s been ten months since you were here, but I can’t forget you.

I’ve missed seeing you walk down the hall.

I’ve missed you cheering at my football games.

I’ve missed the smell of your hair.

The truth is, I wanted you back then—but you had him.

And then everything fell apart that night.

Don’t hate me because I’m a Shark.

I just want to make you mine.


An excerpt of Dear Ava appeared in the anthology Team Player 2 in 2019. (No longer available.) This full-length version is 100,000 words.

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Designer: Letitia Hasser, RBA Designs

Photographer: Corey Thomas

Model: Christian Hogue

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About Ilsa Madden-Mills

Wall Street Journal, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills is best known for her angsty new adult romances and romantic comedies.

Eight of her eleven novels have placed in the Amazon Top 10 Best-seller List: Dirty English #1; Fake Fiancée and I Dare You #2; I Bet You, Filthy English, and Very Bad Things #6; Boyfriend Bargain #8; The Last Guy, her collaboration with Tia Louise, #4.

A former high school English teacher, she adores all things Pride and Prejudice, and of course, Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero.

She’s addicted to frothy coffee beverages, cheesy magnets, and any book featuring unicorns and sword-wielding females. Feel free to stalk her online.

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Release Blitz: Their First Time (The Firsts series #5) by MJ Fields

We’re celebrating the release of Their First Time by MJ Fields! This swoonfest is just the book you’ve been waiting for! It’s packed with all the feels, and who doesn’t love a sexy football player?! One-click your copy today!
Title: Their First Time
Series: Legacy 
Author: MJ Fields
Release Date: December 8, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Their First Time Blurb:
JamieI was raised knowing the difference between lust and love.
I was warned to never fall for someone who simply set my body ablaze.

As the daughter of a southern preacher, I held on to my virtue … sort of.

A man always knew his place with me, but only one would someday hold my heart.

I was raised to defend myself against emotional attachment.

I was warned, at a young age, that all women would eventually leave me.

As the son of a single father, a farmer, a ladies man, I was taught to never promise a girl anything but a good time.

What happens when two souls connect, but their worlds collide?

Is it the wrong person or the wrong time?

About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author MJ Fields write books that scorch pages and melt hearts. Her style is raw, gritty and authentic. Love an alpha and a strong heroine? She does too.

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Blog Tour: (Not) The One by Donna Alam ~ 5 stars

(NOT) THE ONE by Donna Alam
Release Date: October 3rd
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Three reasons why rebound s-e-x with my hot neighbor is a very bad idea.

1. My life is already complicated enough
2. He knows I wear Batman undies (please don’t ask)
3. He’s older, sophisticated and so hot he makes me go weak at the knees

I know that’s more than three. But it still didn’t stop me.

On paper, we’re the worst kind of match.
He’s rich.
I’m . . . not. My second job is pet sitting!

He says we’re friends.
I say barely, but I do love those benefits . . .

The man rocks my world.
But he’s so not the one.

Which is unfortunate,
Because he’s also the one who got me pregnant.


I thought I loved Bolivia, but James & Miranda have stolen the show.

Miranda is young, yet cannot be called naive. Still reeling from a breakup, she’s not eager to be in a new relationship, yet James somehow manages to sneak past her walls – repeatedly – through clever manipulations. She’s worried by what society might think about them, but something always keeps her coming back 😉

I liked James immediately. I saw James as the deeper feeler/thinker of the group when I first met him in “To Have and Hate”. He was also one to persist until he got what he wanted. These two personality traits were amplified in “(Not) The One”. The mix of confidence & sophistication he had going on was sexy. I also loved the way he would draw Miranda in with humor. He had a sort of wit that made me wish he was real.

I recommend this steamy yet sweet-in-its-own-way romance. I look forward to reading Griff’s story.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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

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

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

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Sneak Peek: The Kingmaker (All The King’s Men Duet #1) by Kennedy Ryan


“A dazzling, thought-provoking, layered romance that will keep you on the edge of your seat. A round of applause for one of the best books of 2019.”

— L.J. Shen, USA Today bestselling author

All The King’s Men Duet, an all-new powerful and emotional duet from RITA ® Award winning author Kennedy Ryan, is coming October 28th, and we have the first sneak peek!


Power. Passion. Betrayal.

RITA® Award-winning author Kennedy Ryan delivers the epic first installment of the All the King’s Men Duet.

Raised to rule, bred to lead and weaned on a diet of ruthless ambition. In a world of haves and have nots, my family has it all, and I want nothing to do with it.

My path takes me far from home and paints me as the black sheep. At odds with my father, I’m determined to build my own empire. I have rules, but Lennix Hunter is the exception to every one of them. From the moment we meet, something sparks between us. But my family stole from hers and my father is the man she hates most. I lied to have her, and would do anything to keep her. Though she tries to hate me, too, the inexorable pull between us will not be denied.

And neither will I.

Sneak Peek from The Kingmaker

A fat raindrop plops on my nose, sliding down the bridge, followed by another and then a wet succession.

“Aw, hell.” I pull my jacket up on my elbows to provide some shelter for the two of us, but the rain trebles, more coming down and faster.

“We still have four blocks before my place,” I say. “Sorry, but the weather is unpredictable this time of year.”

Rain has already started molding the thin dress to her body, faithfully hugging every swell and curve. A hard shiver runs through her and her teeth chatter.

“Come on.” I grab her hand and duck into an alleyway. An overhang provides a tiny patch of dry ground and shelter. “We may be able to wait it out. These showers sprout up and pass over like they never happened.”

We’re sandwiched between two buildings and there is barely any light, but the moonlight finds her, sculpting shadows beneath her cheekbones and etching dark crescents of her lowered lashes. The rain has smeared her mascara, and water-slicked hair flattens to her head. She should look bedraggled, but she manages to be the prettiest girl I’ve ever seen.

I bend, tentative at first, even after last night. Even after making love to her again this morning when I chased her up the stairs. I approach slowly, giving her the chance to refuse, but she doesn’t. She meets me, eyes open, lips eager, hands bunched in my wet hair. It’s a freshwater kiss, made of rain and passion.

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Review Tour: Bella (Men of Steel #6) by MJ Fields ~ 5 stars

We’re celebrating the release of Bella by MJ Fields! One-click yours today at a special release day price of $2.99!
Title: Bella
Series: Men of Steel 6
Author: MJ Fields
Release Date: July 13, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Designer: Jersey Girl Design
Model: Andrew England 
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Living by my father’s rules has never been easy.
Who does he think he is anyway? Jase Steel has broken every rule he tries to make me live by.

The Four Ds:

No Dating (Thanks to Carly and Momma Joe, that was nixed at sixteen.)
No Drinking (Shots of Jack at prom.)
No Drugs (College frat party and a bear-shaped bong named Smokey.)

The last one though, that last D, ruined my virgin skin, my relationship with my father, and changed my whole life.
No Decorating.

I should have listened to him … but I didn’t.

Tag — I’m it.



I enjoyed this novel. I was a bit sad to finish reading it.

I haven’t read any other Steel novels, but I think that I am a fan now after reading Bella’s story. I laughed a lot in the initial stages, and I loved the interactions between the characters.

Is it possible to look at someone and know you want them in your life permanently? Yes.”

I liked Bella’s backbone, and Tags’ determination to make her his. I also adored Luna.

Along with the humor is a lot of emotion that would grip you, ensuring that you won’t want to put this book down until it’s over.

I recommend this book – you will enjoy it!



About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author MJ Fields write books that scorch pages and melt hearts.
Her style is raw, gritty and authentic.
Love an alpha and a strong heroine? She does too.

Join MJ’s mailing list and get a free book ➜ http://bit.ly/MJFNews
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Blog Tour: Couture Love (A Timeless Love #4) by M.J. Fields ~ 5 stars

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

God, I loved this book!

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

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

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

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author MJ Fields write books that scorch pages and melt hearts.
Her style is raw, gritty and authentic.
Love an alpha and a strong heroine? She does too.

Join MJ’s mailing list and get a free book ➜ http://bit.ly/MJFNews
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Cover Reveals: The Elite Seven Series



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





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

I had a clear path to success.

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

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

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

Lucky for me, being sinful is in my DNA.

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

Easy for a man like me…in theory.

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

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

This is my life, my chance, my legacy.

I am Rhett Masters.

I am Lust.

LUST by Ker Dukey Releasing February 11th


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

But who said the devil was a he?

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

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

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

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

My task is Meghan Thorne.

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

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

As they say, pride comes before the fall.

I am Mason Blackwell.

I am Pride.

PRIDE By J.D Hollyfield Releasing February 25th


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am Samuel Gunner.


WRATH by Claire C. Riley Releasing March 11th



It was temptation that broke the sinner.

People say I have everything.

They’re wrong.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Those who envy have no peace.

My name is Sabastian Westbrook.

I am Envy.

ENVY by M.N Forgy Releasing March 25th



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

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

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

I’m Micah Dixon.


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

I’m much, much worse now…

GREED By Amo Jones Releasing April 8th


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I am Baxter Samuel Goddard V.

I am Gluttony.

GLUTTONY by K. Webster Releasing April 22nd



I don’t give a fuck.

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

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

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

He wants me to enroll at St. Augustine.

Join The Elite.

Court the virginal daughter of Archbishop Savoie.

Prove to him I’m worth the family name.

I’ll do it all.

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

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

I am Rush Dempsey.

I am Sloth.

SLOTH By Giana Darling Releasing May 13th

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

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


Author: Jennifer Woodhull

Genre: Romantic Comedy

About The Dating Alternative:

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

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This is an unbelievably lovely, warm and sweet romance.

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

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

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

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

I recommend this book.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.



About the Author:

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

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

by L.J. Shen

Release Date: January 9th

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They say your first kiss should be earned.

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

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

Mine were broken before we left church.

They say your heart only beats for one man.

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

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

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

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

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

One kiss.

Two men.

Three lives.

Entwined together.

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

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

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

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

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


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


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A shadow meets the light …

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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




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

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#CoverReveal: The Pass by @RebeccaJenshak

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I’ve been in love with her for two years.

The first time around I screwed things up. I hesitated and the moment was gone.

I passed when I shouldn’t have.

Not a total loss. I gained a best friend instead of whatever we might have been.

Sydney is hands down the best thing that’s ever happened to me, and I’ll do anything to keep her in my life. Even bury my feelings deep inside.

But one hot summer together at the lake filled with lots of teeny-tiny bikinis and I’m ready to risk it all for a second chance.

It’s time to take my shot.


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Rebecca Jenshak is a self-proclaimed margarita addict, college basketball fanatic, and Hallmark channel devotee. A Midwest native transplanted to the desert, she likes being outdoors (drinking on patios) and singing (in the shower) when she isn’t writing books about hot guys and the girls who love them.

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#CoverReveal: On the Rebound by @authorlacotton

GET READY FOR a brand new enemies-to-lovers sports romance from L A Cotton!!

ON THE REBOUND is coming December 15th!

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They say your first love leaves a mark.

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

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

Until one day, he wasn’t.

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

He’s devoid of emotion.

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

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

Only this time, they might not survive the fallout.

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

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

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#CoverReveal: Pining by @StephRoseAuthor

Title: Pining

Author: Stephanie Rose

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Release Date: Friday, November 20, 2020

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A slow-burn, friends-to-lovers standalone holiday romance

The bad guy never gets the girl.

In the eyes of the law, I’ve paid for my youthful mistakes but I know I can never undo the damage I’ve caused. When I stepped out of my cell, I vowed to live a good life, make the right choices, and avoid temptation at all costs.

Until her.

She’s not a choice, she’s a compulsion. A craving. A beautiful, brave heroine who walked straight off the pages of the comic books I create and into my life with the superpower of making me believe I could be the man she deserves.

But I’m not.

She wants to tell the world about us this Christmas, including her father—my boss. But before she does, I need to tell her the truth.

Can I possibly stay her hero when she finds out that I used to be the villain?

*Originally a short in the Mistletoe Over Manhattan Anthology and now expanded to more than double the story.

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Stephanie Rose is a bad@ss New Yorker, a wife, a mother, and lover of all things chocolate. Most days you’ll find her trying to avoid standing on discarded LEGO or deciding which book to read next.

Her debut novel, Always You, released in 2015 and since then she’s written several more—some of which will never see completion—and has ideas for hundreds to come.

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#ReleaseBlitz: Heartless Hunk by @annomasta ~ #4stars

Title: Heartless Hunk
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: Ann Omasta
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 25, 2020
Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward’s New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.
She’s a successful young widow living in New York City. 
He’s the most hated man in Manhattan. 
Their lives are destined to intertwine. 
Violet Markle built a marvelous life in the city with her husband. After his sudden death, she is left alone to try to pick up the pieces and move on.
Oliver Adams is a notorious player. After his stint on the hit reality television show, Hot Hunks, he became widely known as the Heartless Hunk.
Vi needs to make a trip to her small hometown in Maine, but she doesn’t want to face the looks of pity on the faces of her family and friends. 
Oliver needs a break away from the constant scrutiny and hate-filled gazes he receives in the city.
Vi’s best friend, Soraya, devises a plan that can help both Vi and Oliver, but she doesn’t know the devastating secret that is bubbling just beneath the surface between them.
What happens next will change their lives forever. 
Will Violet and Oliver be able to embrace love and help each other heal, or will the truth destroy them? Find out now in Heartless Hunk.
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Violet is still grieving the loss of her husband, but longing for physical connection. When her friend suggests that she take the gorgeous man who seems to take her breath away with just a glance as company for a weekend trip back home, she’s not sure that it’s the best decision.

Oliver can’t seem to stay away from Violet. He knows he’s not the type to settle down, but Violet makes him want more than the usual one-night arrangements he’s accustomed to. Falling for her may be the best thing that ever happened to him, but will his big secret end things before they truly start?

I enjoyed the story. It was sweet, with lots of humor and little bits of drama. I recommend it.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Ann Omasta is a USA Today bestselling author. 
Ann’s Top Ten list of likes, dislikes, and oddities:
  1. I despise whipped cream. There, I admitted it in writing. Let the ridiculing begin.
  2. Even though I have lived as far south as Key Largo, Florida, and as far north as Maine, I landed in the middle.
  3. If I don’t make a conscious effort not to, I will drink nothing but tea morning, noon, and night. Hot tea, sweet tea, green tea––I love it all.
  4. There doesn’t seem to be much in life that is better than coming home to a couple of big dogs who are overjoyed to see me. My other family members usually show significantly less enthusiasm about my return.
  5. Singing in my bestest, loudest voice does not make my family put on their happy faces. This includes the big, loving dogs referenced above.
  6. Yes, I am aware that bestest is not a word.
  7. Dorothy was right. There’s no place like home.
  8. All of the numerous bottles in my shower must be lined up with their labels facing out. It makes me feel a little like Julia Roberts’ mean husband from the movie Sleeping with the Enemy, but I can’t seem to control this particular quirk.
  9. I love, love, love finding a great bargain!
  10. Did I mention that I hate whipped cream? It makes my stomach churn to look at it, touch it, smell it, or even think about it. Great––now I’m thinking about it. Ick!
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#ReleaseBlitz: Big Baller by @KatMarieAuthor ~ #3stars

Title: Big Baller
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: Katrina Marie
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 25, 2020
Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward’s New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.
Bentley Mendoza is making a name for himself as the only rookie on the Austin Rattlers basketball team. He’s living the dream life. A new house, a different woman every night of the week. What more could he want? Except the brunette flight attendant that refuses to go out with him. 
Jolene Haines is swearing off men after her failed fling with a pilot. All she needs is her best friend and her bed. Now that International Airlines is partnering with professional basketball teams, she’ll be surrounded by sexy athletes. One in particular who gets under her skin and doesn’t like to be turned down.
Can the two of them fight the chemistry between them? Or will Bentley own Jolene’s heart and the court?
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Bentley is accustomed to women falling all over his feet. A rookie basketball player, he still has that college boy arrogance when he meets Jolene. She doesn’t fall for him as quickly as he hopes, but he doesn’t give up. She’s stuck in his mind, and before he knows it, he wants to prove to her that he’s better than anyone else she’s ever had before.

I liked the premise of the story for the most part. However, it was missing that extra something to make it a really good read for me. I understood Jolene’s hesitancy, but I felt she gave Bentley too much of a hard time while he was trying to prove himself.

This is a read that slow-burn sport romance lovers will definitely enjoy.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Katrina Marie writes new adult romance and romcom. She lives in the Dallas area with her husband and two children. She loves all things magical, and if she’s not at one of her children’s events, you can find her staring at her screen coming up with her next story. She loves to curl up on the sofa and read until the wee hours of the night. 
When Katrina Marie isn’t reading, or writing, you can find her binge-watching everything from the Gilmore Girls to The Umbrella Academy. She loves hanging out with friends (you know, when that was a thing we could do) and spending time with her family.

#CoverReveal: Hard Love by @SaraNey

Release Date: November 19


Hard head. Bad attitude. Terrible boyfriend. That’s what my exes have said about me—but I wasn’t serious about any of them, so what do I care what rumors they spread? What I need is to be left alone; by the press, by the paparazzi, and by women.


Too bad I’m about to be surrounded by them for the weekend. My obnoxious, matchmaking brother is getting married, and he’s doing his damndest find me a wedding date…



That’s what they say about good men—they’re hard to find. Not that when I find one, I’ll be the type he’s looking for; too nice, too ordinary, too boring.


My cousin is getting married, and her fiancé insists on throwing me at his brother. Cold, uncaring professional football player Tripp Wallace would never look twice at a woman like me. Too bad for both of us, I was wrong…

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Meet Sara Ney

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

Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced lattes, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British. 

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#FreeBook: Hating the Boss by #NatalieWrye

Hating the Boss

Hating Him Series
by Natalie Wrye
Publication Date: October 16, 2017
Genres: New Adult, Contemporary, Romance

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I made a mistake the day I laid eyes on Ethan Riske.

What was supposed to be a summer romance became so much more.

I fell for the small town anti-prince…and I have the scars to prove it.

Nine years later, the prince is back—now as a big city publishing king.

Only this time he wants much more than a summer romance.

He wants my publishing company. My concession. And me.

About Natalie Wrye

Natalie Wrye is a reader, writer and tequila lover best known for writing seductive big city romance and characters whose HEA’s you’ll love rooting for.

A notebook hoarder whose books have been featured on USA Today’s HEA and PopSugar, when she’s not watching Netflix re-runs or yelling at college basketball games on TV, she’s usually crafting sexy suspenseful stories about hard-bodied, take-charge heroes and the strong-willed women who crave them.

She loves it when people get weird with her on IG, NatalieWrye.com or NatalieWrites@NatalieWrye.com.

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