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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I recommend this book wholeheartedly & unreservedly.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Meet Lexi Ryan

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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

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

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

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

🍒 Opposites attract🍒 Small Town 🍒 Standalone Novella

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

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

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

I recommend this book unreservedly.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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Adriana Locke

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

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

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

Release Date: September 28


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

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

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

My infatuation for Joshua is dead and buried. Forever.

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

Or that he still has that same sexy smile.

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

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

I’m completely over Joshua Luca.

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

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

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

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

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

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Meet Louise Bay


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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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

#ReleaseTour: Make Me by @WritesEvelyn ~ #5stars

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

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

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

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

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This romance had me glued to its pages.

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

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

I recommend this book wholeheartedly and unreservedly.

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Copyright 2021 Evelyn Sola

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Evelyn Sola

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Keeping it together. Barely.

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

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

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

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You can’t not love this read.

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

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

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

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Meet Christina Hovland

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

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

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How high does the pressure get inside the friend zone? This goalkeeper is about to find out…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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

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

Title: Shameless Chef
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Series: Fury Family #3
Author: Gwyn McNamee
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 19, 2021
Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward’s New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.
Only one word can describe Chef Jameson Fury…
He parades around with that sexy smirk and those fabulous abs like he’s the king of the kitchen.
Of all the places he could choose to open his new restaurant, why does it have to be right next door to mine?
It’s hard enough trying to get my place up and running without having him hovering around and disrupting my business.
Not to mention the way my body betrays me every time he’s close.
I should despise him.
But with every prank, every act of sabotage we take against each other…
The tension growing between us inches closer to personal and away from professional.
Things are heating up, and not just in our kitchens…
All because of this shameless chef.
Shameless Chef is a rivals to lovers/neighbors romance inspired by Stuck-Up Suit.
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This is an enthralling, hard-to-put-down read. I read it one go – it was that good! No stranger to Gwyn McNamee’s work, I am still internally squealing about how awesome this book is.

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

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

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

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

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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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.

#ReleaseBlitz #ReviewBlitz: Hendrix by @mjfieldsbooks & @ChelseaCamaron ~ #4stars

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

About the Authors

MJ Fields

MJ Fields

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

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

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Chelsea Camaron

Chelsea Camaron

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

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

Austin’s Revenge by Jax McKay is now live!

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

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

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

The one night stand I never forgot.

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

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

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Meet Jax McKay

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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

#ReviewBlitz: Final Draft by @kristie_leigh_ ~ #5stars

Release Date: September 9

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Meet Kristie Leigh

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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

#ReleaseBlitz: Rory In A Kilt by @TheAnnaDurand ~ #5stars

Rory in a Kilt by Anna Durand is now live!

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

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

A marriage of convenience is the best I can offer.

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

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

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

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

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

“My Emery, you are irreplaceable.”

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

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

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

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Meet Anna Durand

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I wholeheartedly & unreservedly recommend this read.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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

#ReleaseBlitz: Noble Neighbor by Nicole Ann Nielsen ~ #5 stars

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

#ReviewTour: 5 Rounds by Nikki Castle ~ #5stars

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


She’s a feisty workaholic that hates his guts.

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

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

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

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

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

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This is an amazing debut!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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#ReleaseBlitz: The Zone by @booksbycolleen ~ 4.5 stars

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

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

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

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

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

Big. Fat. Miss.

** cue screeching tires here **

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

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

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

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

And she’ll love it too.

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


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

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

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

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

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

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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Colleen Charles is the USA Today Bestselling author of Perfectly Imperfect Romance for perfectly imperfect readers

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

From me.

Any way he desires.

Want to know what scares me the most?

That I’m going to let him.


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

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

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

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

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

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.


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

Cathryn also writes New Adult Paranormal under Cat Kalen.

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

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

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

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

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

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

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

M.L. Broome is a bohemian spirit with a New York edge. She writes high-octane contemporary romance with a touch of angst and plenty of steamy goodness. Her characters are bitingly real, earning their happily-ever-after only after some emotional ass-kicking and personal growth.
When M.L. isn’t writing or holding one-sided arguments with her characters (spoiler alert—they always win), she loves losing herself in nature on her North Carolina farm, one of her rescue buddies by her side. She adores dressing up and kicking back, a glass of whiskey with an equally stunning view, and experiences that make the soul—and senses—tingle.
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#BlogTour: Reel by @kennedyrwrites ~ #5stars

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

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

One moment in the spotlight.

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

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


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

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

“…she will burn me inside out…”

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

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

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

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

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

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

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“Bravo . . .A true literary audio experience!”
— Alexandria House, Amazon & Audible bestselling author

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Featuring Nicole Small
Vocal Performance by April Christina

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“Turn around.”

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

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

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

“Jesus.” Need shreds my voice to ribbons. 

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

“So damn good,” he grunts behind me.

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

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

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About Kennedy Ryan

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

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

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

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

Title: The Unexpected Card: A Mr. Boss Novel

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


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

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

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

One business trip is all it takes for the unexpected…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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

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


#ReviewTour: The Pediatrician’s Twin Bombshell by @juliettehyland ~ #4stars

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

The wrong time…
…to meet Mr. Right?

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

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

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

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

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

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Author Bio:

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

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#ReleaseBlitz: Broken by @faberelise #5stars

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— A BRAND NEW HOCKEY SERIES from Elise Faber —

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


Because the woman he was in love with was married.

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

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

A real shot.

At love.

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

About the Author:

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

She lives in Northern California. Connect with her in her Facebook group, the Fabinators or email her at elisefaberauthor@gmail.com.
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#BlogTour: Takeover by @WritesEvelyn ~ #5stars

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I recommend this read wholeheartedly & unreservedly.


Copyright 2021 Evelyn Sola

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About Evelyn Sola

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

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

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

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#ReleaseBlitz: Arrogant Architect by @AlexaPadgett ~ #5stars

Title: Arrogant Architect
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: Alexa Padgett
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 16, 2021
Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward’s New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.
A sexy, new forbidden romance from USA Today bestselling author Alexa Padgett.
For the first time in years, I want…
I want Knox Wright. My best friend’s brother, my boss…the man who breaks my still-shattered heart.
Knox was a college hockey legend and, now, he’s one of the most successful architects in decades. I was the new hire whose desperate need to move on from that night drove me to succeed.
I never should have accepted the position, not once I looked into Knox Wright’s eyes and felt the heat deep in my belly…but I did. Because Knox makes me feel alive. And as I fall under Knox’s spell, our relationship turns intense and deep…and secret. When our affair runs the risk of being exposed, I face a far more intimate betrayal than I ever expected.
Arrogant Architect is a best friend’s brother/forbidden/workplace romance inspired by British Bedmate.
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After I read Magnetic Medic, I couldn’t wait for Knox & Emmaline’s story, and it truly was one that was worth it.

Emmaline has been through a lot. Losing her entire world while trying hard to live in the real one has already left a deep scar on her. Yet, after so many years of hiding away from feelings, she suddenly begins to feel many things in Knox Wright’s presence. Their chemistry is undeniable, making their secret meetings and trysts all the more exciting, yet Emmaline knows that they are on borrowed time.

Knox is still a bit sore after an office liaison turned sour, hitting Wright & Associates hard. It has affected his ability to trust easily, but when Emmaline Schooler walks into the office as their newest hire, he finds himself helpless to ignore the connection between them. A man not accustomed to romance and love, he suddenly finds himself dreaming of a future with Emmaline. Will she be able to trust him after everything that has happened? Is he strong enough to be the man she needs in her life?

I enjoyed this read. A lot of it is sad, but there is real love, patience and romance as two broken persons find a second chance when they least expect it, and allow healing to take place. I look forward to the next book in the series, and recommend it wholeheartedly.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

USA Today Bestseller Alexa Padgett’s books have garnered accolades from prestigious organizations, including Kirkus Reviews, National Indie Excellence Awards, and Publishers Weekly.
Alexa spent a good part of her youth traveling. From Budapest to Belize, Calgary to Coober Pedy, she soaked in the myriad smells, sounds, and feels of these gorgeous places, wishing she could live in them all–at least for a while. And she does in her books.
She lives in New Mexico with her husband, children, and Great Pyrenees pup, Ash. When not writing, schlepping, or volunteering, she can be found in her tiny kitchen, channeling her inner Barefoot Contessa.

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

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

Release Date: April 29th

Genre: New Adult Sports Romance 🏈

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

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

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

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

One lie,

Two hearts,

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

About Mariah:

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

and sons in North Carolina.

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

the pages of books that she both read and created.

She has a love for all things that include her family, good coffee, books, traveling, and dark chocolate.

She’s also been known to laugh at her own jokes.

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#BlogTour: Wrecked by @KatRansomAuthor ~ #5stars

Title: Wrecked

Series: The Donington Racing Series
Author: Kat Ransom
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: April 9, 2021


‘This book is easily one of my favorites. I never wanted it to end and I have no idea what to read next as I just want more Jo and Logan!!!’ ~Amazon Review

‘This is a book that will sweep you up into its pages and hold you there long after you’ve reached “The End”.’ ~Amazon Review


We’re best friends. The original forbidden fruit.
We have to stop this before it wrecks us both.
I moved away from my best friend when I was fifteen. It nearly killed me.
A decade later, he disappeared after a devastating Formula 1 crash left him a shattered, broken, husk of a man.
I had no choice.
His demons control him.
My wagon has always been hitched to Logan Kendrick, Australia’s sexy hero F1 driver, my boss, and best friend since we were kids. Whether he chooses to drag me up into heaven, or down into darkness, is entirely irrelevant, because that’s where you’ll find me. Like a pathetic fangirl, I’ve been hopelessly in love with my best friend since I was six years old, and he will never know it.
I’m the rookie son of a legend, a three-time world driver champion. I get by on a charming smile and sarcastic Aussie wit, but I will never measure up. We all know it.
I’m a murderer. Nothing I do changes the fact that I killed a man. Doesn’t matter if it was an accident. I deserve the nightmares, the guilt. Forgive me, mate, if I go off the rails from time to time.
I’ve been in love with my sports physiologist, my best friend, Jo, for as long as I can remember. Regardless of how my body reacts as she slathers me in massage oil every day, how inappropriate it is, I can’t live without her. And she will never know it.
I have no choice.
Her future isn’t with me.
I have to let her go. And it’s going to be the death of me.
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This is a book that will sweep you up into its pages and hold you there long after you’ve reached “The End”.
“Since I was old enough to love him, all I’ve wanted to do was take care of Logan.”
Jo & Logan’s story begins in childhood. Both only children of parents who work together, their lives are closely intertwined in a way that most best friends can only hope to imagine. They know almost everything about each other and even through distance, there is a strong tether connecting them. But as a past tragedy lurks and looms over their new relationship, the tether seems as though it may snap, severing an almost 2-decade relationship.

There is no doubt that these two people are in love with each other. You will aww and sigh as Jo & Logan fight to give each other the best versions of themselves. And they do fight hard. There’s very little that they do apart without consulting each other, despite the demons plaguing them. And through it all, they stay true to themselves and to each other.

“My best friend… The one I fell in love with… The keeper of my heart, every one of my secrets. The one who makes me a better man…”
I recommend this read several times over. It’s one of those books that has some hard topics that don’t find a magical, overly pretty fix by the end of it, yet the HEA for the couple is so satisfying. You will love this book and laugh as Jo & Logan banter, and have a case of the sniffles while they hurt.

Grab your copy – you’ll especially love the extended epilogue!

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.



Kat Ransom writes steamy romances filled with strong, sarcastic men and the sassy women who bring them to their knees. She lives in the Southern US and is owned by two janky rescue cats. When she isn’t writing, she’s exploring isolated corners of the world or curled up with a wool blanket and a stiff whiskey trying to warm up her perpetually cold toes.

#BlogTour: Mr. Smithfield by @louisesbay ~ 4.5 stars

MR. SMITHFIELD by Louise Bay

Release Date: April 13th

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Wanted: American nanny for an adorable four-year old. Must be able to handle a moody, brooding, sexy British boss.

I’m a single father, a lawyer and some say the most serious man in London. I’m completely focused on raising my four-year-old daughter.

Since my wife walked out three years ago, the only woman who has ever caught my eye is the strictly off-limits sister-in-law of my best friend, Autumn Lumen.

But temptation is easy to resist because Autumn is only visiting London from Oregon.

Until she moves to London. The nanny quits. And she’s the only woman for the job.

Mr. Smithfield is a stand-alone romance.


4.5 hot stars!

After Gabriel’s wife suddenly left him, he detached himself from any situation that would cause him to feel any sort of romantic emotion for another woman. The only female he would give up anything for now is his daughter. He hires Autumn to take care of her and soon, he is completely smitten by more than just her bright personality and affinity for musicals.

Lauren is using her stint with Gabriel and his daughter as a sort of time-killer until she starts her new job in the fall. She finds the older single dad attractive, but is cognizant of her limited time with the family. But as their relationship progresses, and they find it harder to keep things casual, Lauren finds that Gabriel may be just the home – and dream – she was looking for.

This story reminds us how scarring parental behaviour can be on children, perpetuating unhappy life choices through generations. It also shows us, too, how important second chances and communication are in the process of repairing relationships.

I enjoyed this book. It’s well-written, well-nuanced and very entertaining. The group of friends of which Gabriel is a part is portrayed well; there is a strong, male bond between them that creates absolute comfort and trust. The chemistry between the couple is palpable and hot! There is no mistaking how deeply they care for each other, either. Gabriel is swoon-worthy in his devotion to his little girl, and the way he opens up to change. He is also deliciously hot in-between the sheets!

But be warned: this book kinda moves fast. We are literally dropped into the story with very little background, just tiny snippets. I haven’t read the series from the start, so I am guessing that’s the reason. My guess is that all the misters stories are supposed to be happening concurrently. So, if you’re looking for a complete standalone, this isn’t it. Despite this, I think it is a pretty great read.

I recommend this book unreservedly. This book will charm you with its mix of light humor, heat & heart.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels – the kind she likes to read.

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

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

She loves to hear from readers so get in touch!

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#ReleaseBlitz: Caged by @faberelise ~ #5stars

Caged by Elise Faber is now live!

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God, she was so painfully, awkwardly shy.

Blurting out the wrong thing at the wrong time? Check.
Puking in front of the class when she’d needed to give a speech? Double check.
Critically, embarrassingly unable to summon any semblance of a rational thought when in the presence of an attractive man? Triple check.

And she was surrounded by gorgeous, sexy men on a daily basis.

As video coach for the San Francisco Gold hockey franchise, Dani spent her days wrapped in a technological bubble. She studied tape, prepared clips for the players, and generally avoided other people.

Until Ethan.

She’d thought he was going to ask her to fix his computer.

Instead, he’d asked her out.

On a date. A date! That didn’t compute. It couldn’t be right. No one asked her out—

Ethan had.

And suddenly, Dani thought it might be possible to leave her shy, awkward days behind her.


Caged is another one of Elise Faber’s must reads.

“I like you, Ethan Korhonen.”
“Well, right back at you, Dani Eastbrooke.”

Dani & Ethan have been attracted to each other for almost two years. Dani has held back because of her insecurities. Ethan, on the other hand, has been quietly working on a strategy to coolly and smartly ask her out so she doesn’t outright reject him before he can prove that they belong together. But both have some soul searching to do before they can give each other the best versions of themselves.

This romance stirred me up in all the best ways. This series has characters that you can’t help but love, and Dani & Ethan are no different. Their story drew me in and wrapped me up in it so quickly that I couldn’t put my phone down until I was done. I loved it so much.

“How did I look at you?”
“Like you saw me.”

I loved the epilogues and am super excited for book 12.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

About the Author:

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

She lives in Northern California. Connect with her in her Facebook group, the Fabinators or email her at elisefaberauthor@gmail.com.
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#ReleaseBlitz: Replay by @amydawsauthor ~ #5stars


Football club lawyer, Santino Rossi is known in the locker room as the two-month chump. For years he’s been on a mission to find someone he can share his basil plant with and cure him of his former playboy ways. So when he ends up stuck in an elevator with the one that got away, he thinks a replay is a great game plan.
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Author: Amy Daws
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: April 8, 2021
Cover Designer: Amy Daws


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Anyone can fall for their brother’s best friend…Tilly Logan fell for her brother’s enemy.

Football club lawyer, Santino Rossi is known in the locker room as the two-month chump. For years he’s been on a mission to find someone he can share his basil plant with and cure him of his former playboy ways.

Tilly Logan is a fiery, Scottish lass who didn’t bat an eye five years ago when a smoldering Italian pulled her into a nightclub bathroom. He was dark, dangerous, and exactly the good time Tilly was looking for—even if he worked for her over-protective brother’s team.

But a lot has changed and when Tilly returns to London five years later only to find herself trapped in an elevator with the smoldering Italian, it isn’t a happy reunion. Especially because her brother blames Santino for her high tailing it back to Scotland in the first place.

Tilly doesn’t want a replay of past mistakes and reconnecting with Santino is playing with fire.

But if they keep their relationship a secret, it could be worth the burn.


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This is a beautiful story of how life and pain can change a person, and how healing love can be.

Five years after a casual relationship between Tilly Morgan and himself went up in flames, Santino Rossi is stunned and delighted to see her again. Would a second chance see them becoming more than what they were, or is this a rerun of a show that no one needs to see anymore?

Tilly is finally in a good place, and she’s not sure that a blast – albeit a very sexy one – from her past is a step in the right direction. Yet, she realises that they both feel the attraction that brought them together 5 years ago. Keeping it casual is a breeze until love begins to dismantle the walls they have built sky high around them.

I enjoyed this read. It’s full of love, laughter (Chapter 27 had me howling!), steam, second chances and family, mixed with a few tears. It deals with some heavy topics, but I dare you to read it and not find it delightful. You’ll love sassy, fiery Tilly, and swoon over Santino.

I am already looking forward to more from this family/series.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.


“Sei bellissima stasera,” I growl, sliding my hands into her loose, straight locks as I press my lips to hers for a quick kiss. I drag the backs of my fingers down her pale cheek and add, “Beautiful.”

She grips my arms, her eyes wide and challenging. “How did I never know you spoke Italian?”

“I’m a man of mystery.” I dip my nose to the area below her ear, inhaling her intoxicating scent of honey and citrus. After spending the night making out with her a few days ago, I haven’t been able to stop craving her scent. She arches into my touch, and the motion causes my cock to stir inside my jeans. Pulling back, I stare at her lips. “And no one said I spoke good Italian. I might have just told you that you look like a beetroot.”

Her hands slide up the short sleeves of my shirt, her fingers biting into my biceps. “I love beetroots.”

“Nobody loves beetroots.” I laugh and tilt my head with a smug look. “Hai delle labbra così deliziose…Vorrei tanto baciarti.”

Her jaw drops. “What did you just say?”

Smiling, I lean in and whisper against her lips, “I said your lips are so delicious…I would really like to kiss you.”

Without pause, I fuse our mouths together and tease my tongue along her lush lips. She tastes minty, and that, coupled with her honey scent, has me deepening the kiss even further. Her hands move from my arms to my waist as she fists my T-shirt. When I thrust my tongue deep into her mouth, she inhales sharply, and her faint moan vibrates against my lips. Moving my hands down to her arse, I pull her into me so she can feel the effect she’s having on me.

“Okay, Sonny Corleone, no need to get cheeky.” She breaks our kiss, her face adorably flushed as she glances around nervously and finger combs her mussed locks. “We’re in public, after all.”

I shove my hands into my pockets. “It’s been a long time.”

“It’s been a few days.”

“Give or take five years.” I wink playfully, causing her to roll her eyes.



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Amy Daws is an Amazon Top 13 bestselling author of sexy, contemporary romance novels. She enjoys writing love stories that take place in America, as well as across the pond in England. When Amy is not writing in a tire shop waiting room, she’s watching Gilmore Girls, or singing karaoke in the living room with her daughter while Daddy smiles awkwardly from a distance. For more of Amy’s work, visit: http://www.amydawsauthor.com


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#Release Blitz & #BlogTour w/ #Excerpt: The Mix-Up by @melanie_munton ~ #5stars

Title: The Mix-Up (Southern Hearts Club, Book 3)
Author: Melanie Munton
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Release Date: April 6, 2021
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Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

She thought she accidentally slept with her boss…
Then she met his twin brother.

Real talk: I slept with my boss. Back before he even was my boss. Back when I had no clue who he was.
Real talk: My boss is an arrogant jerk. I hate him. If we didn’t work so well together, I would have told him exactly where he could shove his pompous attitude a long time ago.
Turns out…my boss has a twin. Identical twin.
Now I know why he’s always acted like our one night together never happened. Why he acted like he’d never met me before when I started working for him.
It wasn’t him that night. It was his brother.
A brother who’s just as gorgeous as my boss and a hell of a lot nicer.
Real talk: I’m kind of…bothered that it wasn’t my boss that night.
But that’s before certain revelations about that night come to light.



This book is full of fire & sass with heavy helpings of steam – and I loved it! Full of witty banter and innuendo-laden verbal volleys, this book sucked me in from page 1 and didn’t want to let me go.

“Thou shalt not dwelleth on the nighteth thou debased thyself with thy boss.”

Gretchen has always played it safe in matters of the heart. Her story was one I looked forward to because, although she’s happy about the lives her friends lead, she’s been closed off from situations and emotions that make her feel too deeply. She’s seen love around – most of her girlfriends are all cozied up with their own sweethearts – but she doesn’t believe it could happen for her. After all, the man she could have sworn she had a connection with, and who gave her the best night of her life doesn’t remember her, and in another cruel turn of events, he’s her boss. When some more details emerge about that fateful night, things around the office get very heated. Gretchen is catapulted out of her comfort zone, and straight into a scenario she never experienced before, but one that might just change her perspective on everything.

I absolutely loved Gretchen & Ryder’s frenemy vibe. It worked in a way I didn’t think it would, and created an eagerness in me to see how, when and where they’d take the next step in their relationship. Ryder did well, learning and strategizing his way into Gretchen’s heart. Every time he bared a little piece of his soul to her and she’d clam up, I wanted to shake her so bad!

“Somehow, I’m going to find a way to make you mine…”

I loved this book, and can’t recommend it enough. I loved Myles’ contribution in ensuring that Ryder and Gretchen got together then stayed together. Gretchen’s other support system – Quinn, Harper & Sloane – are the type of girlfriends a girl wishes to have. They were there for her, but also called her out when she was being bullheaded. The epilogue is… just wonderful!

I cannot wait for book 4. This series is amazing. Grab it as soon as you can!

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

“Why did you keep working here?”
My head snaps up, my confused gaze colliding with Ryder’s. “What?”
His expression is inscrutable, but it’s…intense. Whatever is going on behind his blue eyes must be a doozy. “If you thought you had slept with your boss, why didn’t you just quit?”
“You really want to talk about this now?” While sober?
I do confrontation best with some liquid courage.
He says nothing. Just watches me and waits.
I toss my pen onto the table. “Because if you didn’t remember it happening, then I could pretend like it never did, too. Clean slate.”
When his tongue slowly drags over his lower lip, I can’t tell if he likes that answer or not.
I roll my eyes with a huff. “Plus, not to add to your already inflated ego, this is the best market and ad firm in the area, despite your abhorrent people skills. It was a dream job for me.”
He taps his finger against the gleaming wood of the table. Tap, tap, tap. “You made it clear right from the start that you weren’t my biggest fan. Can I now assume that was because you were angry that I, from your perspective, didn’t remember us having sex?”
I have no answer.
What the hell am I supposed to say to that? I’m afraid the truth will make me sound like a naïve girl who became obsessed with a guy after only one night.
FYI, I didn’t.
Tap, tap, tap of his finger. “But being angry implies that you wanted me to remember.” A muscle pops in his jaw. “It was that good for you?”‘Kay, now I’m rattled.
Because now I know that I never slept with Ryder Colson. My long-time annoyance with him is unfounded, yet it feels as strong as ever and I don’t know what to do about it.
“We’re not talking about this,” I state firmly.
“Why not?”
Seriously? “Because now I know it wasn’t you. Which means that none of this is your business. We”—I gesture between us—“never slept together.”
Your brother and I did was the unspoken part of that sentence.
He hears it. And his nostrils flare.
“You’re right,” he admits gruffly. “It wasn’t me. Because if it had been me, I wouldn’t have forgotten a single detail. Like Myles obviously did.”
My face goes slack.
Did he just—? Did I hear him say—?
Ryder just took us into another realm. Another dimension. For the first time ever, he turned a sexual corner with me. One I thought we both silently agreed to never even approach, let alone maneuver around.
But he went there. He put it out there.
“Are you saying I’m not worth remembering?”
His face darkens, hardens. “Fuck, no. I’m saying anyone who doesn’t remember a night with you didn’t deserve to have you in the first place.”I just stare…
…mouth agape…
…and stare some more…
…and drool a little…
I shake my head. Like a dog. What the frig is happening right now?
Is Ryder saying that he wants a night with me? Or is this just some male chauvinist thing where he has to assert himself as the most virile man in the village because he senses another encroaching on his territory?
He does realize I’m not his territory, though, right?
I’m not his anything. Except employee.
“I’d say it’s for me to decide whether or not someone deserves me,” I eventually say, my voice oddly hoarse.
Tap, tap, tap. “You never answered my question.”
I know which one he’s talking about, but I still ask. “What question?”
Tap, tap, tap. “Was it good for you?”
I cross my arms over my chest, assessing him. Okay, fine. He wants to go there? Let’s do this. “We’re talking about your brother here. You really want to know?”
Tap…tap…tap. “He may not remember it, but you clearly do. It couldn’t have been the worst you’ve ever had.”
“What if I said it was the best?”
His face reflects a range of emotions in a matter of seconds that confuses the crap out of me. At first, his eyes crinkle in the corners, as if he’s pleased. Then they narrow to slits as banked fury emanates from them.
“Then I’d say that’s because I haven’t had you.”
My jaw unhinges like a snake’s.
He slowly nods, his eyes burning holes through me. “Yeah, duchess. I said that.”

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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#ReleaseBlitz: Magnetic Medic by @AlexaPadgett ~ #5stars

Title: Magnetic Medic
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: Alexa Padgett
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 4, 2021
Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward’s New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.
A sexy, new brother’s best friend romance from USA Today bestselling author Alexa Padgett.
He’s my brother’s childhood friend. I’m pregnant with another man’s baby. What a time to fall in love…
Coming home seemed like a good idea at the time. My ex-fiancé split, I was almost done with my master’s degree, and I was already working at the family architecture firm. When I move in next door to pediatrician Ryder Mackay, I’m not expecting the connection—or the passion in his eyes that I feel deep in my soul. He’s the best doctor for my baby, but he’s not the guy I need.
Still, the way Ryder looks snuggling my puppy—and my infant daughter—to his rock-hard chest makes me wish this sexy, smart, compassionate man was mine.
Maybe, it’s pregnancy hormones. Or…maybe this magnetic pull is forever.
Magnetic Medic is a brother’s best friend romance inspired by British Bedmate.
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This story will simply melt your heart!

Aidy is struggling to prove to everyone & herself else that she’s past her wild streak – a task that is herculean, given that she feels like a failure having had to return home and work for the family firm after her fiancé runs out on her. Then, her attraction to the emotionally-unavailable paediatrician next door seems to make a mockery of the new Aidy; the one that is determined to make responsible, mature decisions for her future and that of her daughter’s.

Ryder feels the draw to Aidy and her unborn child, but his past keeps cutting into his self esteem. Inside, he’s afraid that the new happiness he’s found with Aidy would disappear, leaving him with crater-sized holes in his heart that could never ever be filled again.

I really loved this read. There were many touching, sweet moments in it, as well as a few steamy & humorous ones that had me really enjoying it. I look forward to reading the rest of the Wright’s stories.

I recommend this read wholeheartedly.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.


USA Today Bestseller Alexa Padgett’s books have garnered accolades from prestigious organizations, including Kirkus Reviews, National Indie Excellence Awards, and Publishers Weekly.

Alexa spent a good part of her youth traveling. From Budapest to Belize, Calgary to Coober Pedy, she soaked in the myriad smells, sounds, and feels of these gorgeous places, wishing she could live in them all–at least for a while. And she does in her books.

She lives in New Mexico with her husband, children, and Great Pyrenees pup, Ash. When not writing, schlepping, or volunteering, she can be found in her tiny kitchen, channeling her inner Barefoot Contessa.


#ReviewTour: Arrogant Officer by @JeannineColett & @LaurenRunow ~ #5stars



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“Sweet, sexy, steamy and infuriating. And just plain fun.” – Maryse’s Book Blog




It all starts when I get an email.


Let me rephrase. It’s a sextortion email from someone claiming they tapped into my computer and recorded me while I was watching a graphic adult video. If I don’t send them money, they’ll forward it to everyone in my Contacts list.


As a chemistry teacher at a private school, I panic. Not only do I love my job, but I also need it. 


Desperate and afraid, I run to the police station and ask an officer for help.


A very gorgeous, very arrogant officer—Dax Harder.


Dax is a mixture of a fearless warrior and an undisciplined child. After he proves to me that it’s a spam email and they didn’t actually hack into my computer, he uses the incident to tease me. I leave the police station in a huff, hoping to never see him again.


Fate has other ideas.


Everywhere I go, I run into Officer Harder. Our tension turns heated, and soon, we’re embarking on a fiery and bold romance. The more time I spend with him, the more I learn about the dark past that lingers behind the eyes of the closely guarded cop.


And whatever it is, it’s enough for him to push me away.


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Arrogant Officer is a fun, emotional & steamy read that I read in one sitting – I couldn’t put it down!

Dax isn’t sure that he deserves love after the life he’s had. His connection with Bree scares, yet intrigues him. Though he fights to keep Bree out of his heart, she still manages to slip under his defenses. Bree knows that life rather than astrology makes people behave the way they do. But will her hot, arrogant officer ever decide to give their love a chance?

Dax & Bree will make you fall in love with romance all over again. Their first meeting is hilarious, and as they continue to bump into each other all over town, the humor eventually gives way to a scorching chemistry (pun intended!) that curled my toes.

I loved every bit of this book. The entire cast of secondary characters were a great addition and really helped the story develop beautifully. I recommend this read unreservedly & wholeheartedly.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.


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#ReleaseBlitz: Cocky Delight by @MMacdonaldBooks ~ #5stars

Title: Cocky Delight
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: Maria Macdonald
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 14, 2021
Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward’s New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.
Nola Lewis needs to find a job, lose her boyfriend and train her cat, and not necessarily in that order.
My life is a complete mess. I have a sister who’s threatening to sue me, my boyfriend’s a douche who I should have dumped years ago. My neighbor’s goat is a freak and my cat is really Satan in a fur coat.
On top of all that I also desperately need a job.
When my best friend’s husband offers me a position in his company, I snap it up. What I don’t expect is to be working with the rude – and unfortunately completely gorgeous – man who sat laughing at me through a coffee shop window.
While I tried to pull my heel from a grate in the sidewalk, as it poured with rain.
I flipped him the bird while I stood glaring, but that didn’t keep him away.
Kato Black is not what I need right now, but I’m not sure my body agrees with me.
Dirty whore.
Cocky Delight is a contemporary romance inspired by Cocky Bastard.
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I enjoyed this romance a lot! It had a great mix of adorableness & drama that ensured that I didn’t put the book down until I finished it.

I liked the way Maria Macdonald made me get heavily invested in Kato & Nola’s HEA pretty early on in the book. With their undeniable chemistry, Kato & Nola were such an awesome couple! I swooned over Kato and his way of making Nola feel important, listened to and cared for.

Kato stormed into my world and turned the color on.”

I loved the way that Aubrey & Nola never took themselves too seriously, either. I was laughing as much as they were. The secondary animal characters also provided lots of comic relief. I very much enjoyed that Chance & Aubrey were so closely associated with the main characters.

From the first to the last page, I was in love! This is my first book by the author, and I must say that it is an excellent addition – one of the best – to the Cocky Hero Club series. I wholeheartedly & unreservedly recommend it.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Maria Macdonald is an author who writes sometimes, but mostly procrastinates.
She’s a serial Netflix watcher, an avid reader and occasionally she’ll release a book.
She likes tea, and chocolate – often eating too much!
She writes Paranormal YA, romantic suspense, Coming of Age, MM, New Adult & contemporary romance.
Originally from London, she now lives in South West England.

#ReleaseBlitz: Check Swing by @authorcarriea ~ #5stars

Check Swing, the third book in Carrie Aarons’ Callahan FAMILY Series, is LIVE!!


Sinclair Callahan is a trust fund baby.

Born into one of the richest, most notorious families in the country, the black sheep title was stamped on him from an early age. While the rest of his relatives earn their keep at the top tier baseball team they’ve owned for generations, Sin prefers spending his time and money on booze, babes and bad decisions.

Until all three land him in a coma, fighting for his life.

One year later, with a sober chip in his hand, he arrives at spring training ready to turn it all around. But when he meets the only woman who doesn’t recognize just who he is, he can’t help omitting a few important details … like his last name. No stranger to charming women, Sin uses one of his old skillsets to kick off what is sure to be an epic hookup.

But when she shows up five months after their brief Florida fling with a secret that will topple his privileged world, he might just lose everything he’s worked so hard to rebuild. Including a real shot at love with the sassy redhead that he’s been too much of a coward to pursue.

Can he shoulder the responsibility he’s always shrugged off? Or will he balk at the real-life complications and strike out completely?

Francesca Kade is an independent goal-getter.

As one of the only female strength coaches in the league, she’s used to invading the boys’ club. After putting up with being passed over and not promoted for a number of seasons, she’s finally got her shot.

A consummate professional with blinders on, there is no way anything will screw up all she hopes to achieve. Well, except for maybe the new employee with eyes the color of ocean waves and a smirk that’s the definition of sin. When they catch fire in the southern heat, it’s almost impossible to put it out.

Until she finds out that he’s her boss’s boss’s boss.

Burned from the betrayal and panicking with a fresh secret of her own, Frankie is shocked when she lands her ultimate dream job. There is no way she’s turning it down. But when she bumps into Sinclair on day one, all of the old feelings and new problems come hurtling at her like a baseball to the face.

Will she ever be able to trust that he’ll put both her and his responsibilities before his vices? Or will their differences cost them the game?

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Carrie Aarons delivers another winner with all the feels in Check Swing.

A recovering alcoholic, Sinclair Callahan is struggling to find his place in life and with his family. With a job in the family business, he’s determined to prove to everyone that’s he’s more than the screwup everyone knows him to be. Then he meets Frankie, who has no clue who he is, but seems to match his soul in every way that matters. But will his own insecurities about his past overshadow the future they could have?

Frankie is accustomed to being the woman in a man’s world. Always having to be on her own doesn’t faze her, either. But Sinclair makes her want things she wouldn’t ordinarily desire, but it hurts when he seems not to want her as much as she wants him. But when they cross paths again, and secrets come out, feelings resurface and she finds herself wondering if soul mates are a real thing.

This blend of emotion, romance, family and humor really got me going. I really enjoyed this book, and Aaron’s redemption of Sinclair. She was also great with the way she highlighted the struggles and never-ending cycles that persons with addictions have. Check Swing is a great story that I definitely recommend; don’t miss it!

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Author Bio

Author of romance novels such as The Tenth Girl and Privileged, Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic. A former journalist, she prefers the love stories of her imagination, and the athleisure dress code, much better.

​When she isn’t writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She’s a Jersey girl living in Texas with her husband, daughter, son and Great Dane/Lab rescue.

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#ReleaseBlitz: Mourning Wood by @hmorgeronauthor ~ #5stars

Title: Mourning Wood
Author: Heather M. Orgeron
Genre: Romantic Comedy

Release Date: March 4, 2021
She’s hard up.
He’s just hard…
After an ill-fated one-night stand, Wyatt Landry was the last person I ever expected to see again.
By design, mind you, as I spent the last two years avoiding him.
He was only ever meant to be a good time—a really good time—and now, thanks to one teensy little mistake, he’s back in my life and wielding an entirely different set of tools.
It’s not like I intentionally hired a bogus contractor to redo our chapel, and Lord knows I never imagined Wyatt would ride up in his pickup truck, like a knight in thigh-hugging blue jeans, to save the day.
But here he is, and to make matters worse, he’s every bit as charming as I remember, and before I can fully process his reappearance in my life, he has my six-year-old daughter wrapped around his finger, my parents eating out of the palm of his hand, and my best friend shipping us like we’re some celebrity couple.
Thankfully, working in the death industry, I’ve mastered the skill of compartmentalization. Keeping my growing feelings tucked away should be a piece of cake. Except, seeing him every day definitely throws a wrench in that plan.
Before I know it, we’re trading favors for dates, and as much I don’t want to admit it, the feelings for him I thought were dead and buried are taking root and growing into something that looks a lot like love.
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This book was so much more than a hilarious romantic comedy, though it was all that, too. Full of laughter, sweet moments and so much hope and love, it truly was a wonderful read. Heather M. Orgeron sets up a second chance romance with the meet-cute to top all meet-cutes, and it works great! This romance set around a funeral home was fun, but in a really good, non-disrespectful way.

Not every Prince Charming rides in on a white horse. If that’s what you’re waiting for, you’re likely to miss him altogether.”

Wyatt and Whitney met one night two years ago and had a drunken hook-up. Being a young, single mother who’s been burned, Whitney is eager to pretend that the event never occurred. But, as Wyatt turns out to be a godsend for her immediate troubles, she finds that he may also be the one to keep her and her daughter’s hearts safe.

Wyatt is a book boyfriend that you will absolutely love. His dedication towards ensuring that he gets Whitney to see him as more than a friend while giving her daughter – a star in her own right – faith and trust in men will wow and awe you. You’ll swoon, laugh and enjoy the romantic journey that the author takes you on. I wholeheartedly and unreservedly recommend this book. Grab your copy now, and see why it could easily be a favourite.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Heather M. Orgeron is a Cajun girl with a big heart and a passion for romance. She married her high school sweetheart two months after graduation and her life has been a fairytale ever since. She’s the queen of her castle, reigning over five sons and one bossy little princess who has made it her mission in life to steal her Momma’s throne. When she’s not writing, you will find her hidden beneath mounds of laundry and piles of dirty dishes or locked in her tower (aka the bathroom) soaking in the tub with a good book. She’s always been an avid reader and has recently discovered a love for cultivating romantic stories of her own.

#ReviewTour: Broken by @WritesEvelyn ~ #5stars

He swept into my life, like an unexpected storm. One minute I’m planning forever and the next, I’m left picking up the pieces. Three years have passed and now he’s back wanting to reclaim what once was. Can lightning strike twice or will they be left broken? Readers who love second chance romances will enjoy this diverse, contemporary romance. 

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I never saw Noah Weston coming. He swept into my life like an unexpected storm, but soon, he was everything to me.
Until tragedy struck.
One day I was planning the rest of my life with my soulmate, and the next I was picking up the pieces of a love so strong, it broke me apart.
It took three years to put myself back together.
Three years until I was ready to move on.
I’ll never forget it. The day he came back.
Can lightening strike twice? Maybe, but when I look into his eyes, all I remember are the last words he ever spoke to me.
The words that left me broken.

I loved her before I knew her name. She was more than just my heartbeat. Julia Blake was a dream too good to be true.
When real life invaded the bubble we had created, I was left a broken man.
I survived, but I was dead inside. Half the man I used to be.
The half I needed had a new life without me.
Three years later, I’m back to reclaim what I’ve lost.
I’m back for her, only she wants nothing to do with me.

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A scorching hot and emotional romance that reminds us about the power of love and second chances.

“I’m broken, but I’m yours.”

After a near-fatal accident, Noah Weston has never been the same. Fear of being half the man he used to be, he pushed away the only woman he knew he would ever love. Since his dreams were being crushed, he saw it to be only fair that she be allowed to move on without him. But after realising his mistake, he’s back 3 years later. Hopefully, it’s not too late.

“His touch was always heaven until he took it away.”

Three years after the accident that forever changed her life and almost broke her mind, Julia Blake is still trying to forget the man that seems to have so much power over her. Just as she tells herself that she needs to properly move on, he blows right back into her life, begging and pleading for a second chance with her heart. As they try to rebuild the broken trust between them, they face the same obstacles that loomed before them 3 years earlier.

“I’m still the man you fell in love with, and you’re the same girl who gave me half her brownie.”

I respected & admired Noah’s determination and desire to make Julia see that he was truly sorry. He was willing to do whatever it took – including endure any humiliation she would put him through. I understood Julia’s reticence and reluctance to trust. Yet, you could feel her heart literally calling out for Noah’s whenever they were in the same area together. I was enthralled by their story, and eager to see them be happy together again.

I loved the entire cast of characters, including those that were introduced as villains. The author really did a wonderful job of giving each secondary character a solid presence in the book without making things confusing.

I recommend this read wholeheartedly & unreservedly. It really gives an exemplary showing of how love and forgiveness work well together.

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“Oh, really?” I take one shoe off and throw it at him as hard as possible. He manages to move before it makes contact. He’s not so lucky with the second shoe, and it hits him right on the shoulder. “Here! Take them! And for the last time, this is not our anniversary! You broke up with me, remember? This is a Friday night, and I planned on going out with a man I’m interested in getting to know and possibly fuck. Do you know why? Because I’m single!”
“Girl, watch your mouth. Don’t make me call your momma,” Mr. Hampton yells.
All the neighbors stare, waiting to see what we do next. Anger fuels my next steps as I stomp my way back to my house, but Noah and Greg are right behind me. A few of the neighbors have now stepped off their porch to stand on the sidewalk.
“You guys want a show?” I shout.
“Bring it, girl,” someone answers back.
“This is what I’m going to do with your anniversary flowers, you lying, selfish jerk.” I open the door and grab the arrangement. I walk to the middle of the street, lift it above my head, and slam it to the ground with all the strength I can muster. The vase shatters in the middle of the street, the two dozen roses bounce on the pavement, and the water from the vase rolls down the concrete. “Happy fucking anniversary, you liar! Go to hell or go back to your racist parents. I don’t care which, just stay the fuck away from me, or I swear to God, that limp will be the least of your problems!”
“Leave my parents out of this! This is between us, and for the record, I haven’t talked to them in months.”
“Sure. You managed to buy a house on your teacher’s salary, right? That’s realistic considering you’ve had the job for two months. Maybe you used your nonexistent teaching bonus as a down payment? God, you’re a liar, and I hate myself for never seeing you for the dishonest person that you are!”
“Why do you keep calling me a liar? What the fuck do you think I lied about?” he yells.
“You lied about everything!” I scream so loud I can feel the vein in my neck pulsing. I take a step closer and point my finger in his face. “I love you, Li. You’re my world, Li. I want you to have my baby, Li. I want to spend the rest of my life with you, Li.” I do a poor imitation of his voice as I scream in his face. “And you let me believe you were a struggling student just like me, not the son of millionaires. Everything about you is a lie. Our entire relationship was an illusion.”
“I meant all of that! I still want all of that with you, and I never told you I was struggling. We never even talked about money. Everything I said was true. Every feeling. I love you so much, it physically hurts to breathe sometimes.”

Q & A With Eveyln Sola

  1. Have you always wanted to be a writer?

No, I didn’t. I’ve always been an avid reader, but I never aspired to be a writer. I never thought I had it in me to tell a story from beginning to end and keep it interesting. Then around 2016/2017, I started reading Fifty Shades of Grey fanfiction. After about a year of being a reader, I was persuaded by a couple of people to write my own stories, so I did, and I haven’t looked back since. Once I did that, it didn’t take much to convince myself that I can create my own characters and my own world.

  1. Describe your typical writing day for us.

I try to do most of my writing in the morning. I’m fresher and more alert when I first wake up. I guess I’m what is known as that annoying morning person, but I have a fulltime job, which gets in the way of my passion. I try to do about an hour’s worth of writing before work and a few sprints during the day. My goal is to get two thousand word down each day. I don’t always make it, but that’s always my goal.

  1. Where does your inspiration come from?

Other writers in the Indie community inspire me. From people who have been at it for years, to those who are just starting out like me.

  1. How do you come up with your book titles?

All of my titles so far are one word. I try to find a verb that best captures the essence of the book.

  1. Can you share with us something about the book that isn’t included with the blurb?

As you know, Broken is a second chance romance. One of my favorite romance tropes, by the way. The hero is the one who ends the relationship, and he shows back up three years later. He not only manages to get a job at the same place as the heroine, but he moves in across the street from her as well. He infiltrates her life in every way.

  1. Do you listen to music when writing? If so, can you share with us some of the songs that inspired you or that you listened to while writing?

I don’t listen to music when I write. I always have the TV on, however, and it’s usually on Investigation Discovery.

  1. Using only 3 words how would you describe Julia? Noah?

Julia is strong. I believe she’s a survivor. She’s also guarded.  Noah is resilient, brave, and definitely a fighter.

  1. What do you hope readers will take away from this book?

This is a story about two young people who find love until they are forced apart. It’s a story about family and the power of forgiveness.

About Evelyn Sola 

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

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

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

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#Release Blitz: Heartless Havoc by J.L. Leslie ~ #5stars

Title: Heartless Havoc
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: J.L. Leslie
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 21, 2021
Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward’s New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.
I have been called arrogant. Ruthless. Heartless. I don’t consider those characteristics to be insults. If I am arrogant, ruthless, and heartless, then people cower down. I make my own rules and call all the shots. I suppose that’s why people opt to call me by my last name.
It’s very fitting for me. I wreak havoc on anyone who gets in my way. Right now, that person is a beautiful redhead who refuses to play by my rules. Doesn’t she know I’m the only one who’s allowed to break them?
She came out of nowhere. Hit me a like a freight train. Now, she’s the one causing havoc in my life. Destroying everything I have worked for. Taking pieces of me I wasn’t aware I had to give.
They call me arrogant. Ruthless. Heartless. I guess I’ll have to show her exactly how heartless I can be. What kind of havoc I can wreak on her life.
Before she completely ruins me.
*Heartless Havoc is a friends to lovers/forbidden romance inspired by Stuck-Up Suit.
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Trained from an early age to only see the monetary gain in life, Julian Havoc is poised to benefit from a deal that will make him and his father even more richer than they currently are. The catch: he has to marry a woman he completely despises. Yet, after one meeting, he is completely enamoured with Frankie Conn, a woman he would never have met if not for his engagement.

Frankie likes to think that she knows her place. Yet, when Julian Havoc looks at her, she forgets that they come from two different worlds. She’s not had a great run with love or men, so finding a man who seems to be so into her seems like a dream come true. But after she finds out he never truly was hers to begin with, she begins to wonder if she’s destined to be alone.

I despise cheating, but I couldn’t completely hate Havoc. There was something about him that, even when he was being an absolute idiot, I kept hoping he’d get some form of redemption. I loved Frankie. Her character was relatable – the woman who falls in love with a reprobate, yet keeps hoping he’ll turn into an angel one day. I loved that she was strong – she refused to settle for being less than his everything. I couldn’t fault their chemistry – it was plenty hot! I loved Frankie’s sister and family. They were a hilarious bunch, and really helped to make Heartless Havoc a fun read.

I recommend this read as a great addition to the Cocky Hero Club world. It’s definitely 1-click material!

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

I am a happily married mother of three (two boys and one girl). I live in a very small town in Alabama. Never lived anywhere else. I’ve been writing since my early twenties, but I couldn’t seem to finish a book. I’ve started self-publishing with the encouragement from my mom. Without her encouragement, I don’t think I would’ve done it. She always supported me and writing is something I’ve always enjoyed doing. As long as I enjoy it, I’ll continue to do it. I’ve learned already that I can’t please everyone. Not all reviews will be good, not all reviews will be bad. I’m the one that has to be happy with my work.

I get my inspiration from life experiences, movies, television, other authors, and music. Music is definitely a big influence on my writing. I can hear a song and it can inspire an entire book for me. I listen to it while I’m driving or before I start writing and it keeps me inspired. I like to put music in my books, even if it’s just one song the characters listen to or hear at some point. Sometimes music has gotten me through the really tough times in my life and that’s why it inspires me.

I like to write fast-paced, steamy romance reads. I like for my males to be alpha-males and my heroines to be strong, but both need to have one weakness- each other. I am an avid reader. I absolutely love romance books!


#BlogTour: Like You Love Me by @AuthorALocke ~ #5stars

Like You Love Me, an all-new sweet small-town standalone romance in the Honey Creek series from USA Today bestselling author Adriana Locke is available now!

Two childhood friends are playing house—and maybe playing for keeps—in USA Today bestselling author Adriana Locke’s funny, sexy, and unpredictable marriage-of-convenience romance.

To save her Tennessee bed-and-breakfast, Sophie Bates needs a fast-cash miracle. Holden McKenzie, her childhood best friend, needs to prove to a prospective employer that he’s a committed man. Their fortunes on the line, Holden proposes…a solution.

He’ll take care of Sophie’s bills if she agrees to a temporary marriage of convenience. And why not? They’re comfortable together, they have fun, and they trust each other. It’s as simple as saying “I do.” But the off-the-cuff wedding has all of Honey Creek talking—and Sophie and Holden realizing that their perfect arrangement is working too well. If they’re not careful, this marriage could turn into a love story.

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This book is so good! Adriana Locke, thank you for giving me a book I didn’t know I needed just this minute. It’s a bit different than the previous works I’ve read from her – a more easy-going vibe, but I loved it.

Childhood friends that haven’t seen each other in years, Holden & Sophie are a bit surprised that the attraction that arced between them as teenagers still lingers. When Holden proposes a marriage of convenience to solve both of their problems, and Sophie accepts, the two are even more shocked to see how well they work well together. But separating growing feelings from the arrangement they made becomes harder and harder as certain deadlines loom.

I definitely recommend this read. This romance gave me all the feels. It’s sweet, reassuring and full of small-town, Southern charm with just a touch of heat. I loved the characters of Honey Creek, and I look forward to more from this series, especially Sophie’s siblings.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.


“This Chad guy sounds like a real champ,” he says.

“I’m the moron that married him.”

I pick at the edge of the table to keep from meeting his eyes.

Chad was not my best work. Not my best choice, or the greatest guy I’ve ever dated, nor am I proud that I went through with the whole thing. But I did it and I can’t change it. I need to figure out how to accept all that.

“I’m sure you had great intentions,” Holden says.

“I did. Want to know how deep his intentions ran?” I strum my fingers against the tabletop as I look up at him. “He left me by sticking a note to the kitchen table with a dollop of strawberry jelly.”

I blow out a breath and regret word-vomiting all that. It was too deep. Too raw and real. Opening up to Holden is too easy, and I probably just ruined the mood.

He watches me for a few seconds before grinning. “He didn’t even use grape? Rude.”

I smile, relieved that he didn’t dig deeper. “Right? He didn’t even use grape on his sandwiches.”

“Big red flag right there,” he says, pointing a finger my way.

“You know, Gramma always said not to marry a man that cuts the crusts off his peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.”

“And why is that?”

“Because that’s an indication that someone doesn’t like boundaries. Guess I should’ve listened to her. He even cut the crusts off his grilled cheese.”

He gasps, his jaw falling to the table in mock horror. “That’s serial-killer shit right there.”

“Hey, I don’t know what he’s been doing the last couple of years of his life.” I take a napkin from the dispenser. “You might be right.”

“So why did you marry him? You didn’t get serial-killer vibes from the start?”

It’s a question I’ve asked myself a million times, because down deep, I knew it wasn’t right for me. I just ignored my gut and did it anyway.

About Adriana

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

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

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#ReleaseBlitz: Filthy Friend by @GwynMcnamee ~ #5stars

Title: Filthy Friend
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Series: Fury Family #2
Author: Gwyn McNamee
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 31, 2021
Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward’s New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.
Only one word can describe the man who performs online as HRD4U…
He really knows how to work that massive asset on camera.
Couple that with the dirty talk he uses to describe his fantasies while he does it…
It’s enough to drive me mad while I watch.
Because just like my screenname says, INEEDSOMED.
Too bad men like HRD4U don’t exist in real life.
Apparently, finding a nice guy with a nasty mouth and a mammoth gift between the legs is asking too much.
Instead, I just get snooze-inducing lovers and dates with no chemistry.
Having my BFF Flynn McAllister right next door helps ease some of the pain of breakup after breakup.
But he can’t know what I really want or why my relationships always fail.
I just want to be dirty.
But now, all my dreams might be coming true…
All because of my filthy friend.
*Filthy Friend is a best friends to lovers romance inspired by Cocky Bastard.
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Whew! This was a hot, melt-your-panties read with a friends to lovers theme that was angsty, but very fun and intriguing to read.

Rachel finds herself attracted to her best friend, Flynn, but has written off anything romantic happening between them because she doesn’t think Flynn can handle her desires. On the other end, Flynn is afraid to confess his feelings for Rachel because he believes she deserves a nice, sweet guy, which he isn’t. But just when they both realise that their assumptions about each other are false, a mystery in Flynn’s life threatens their newly-found happiness.

Gwyn McNamee really turned the heat dial up in this one. I loved how the story kept me guessing and wondering what would be happening next. It’s a great addition to the Fury Family series and the Cocky Hero Club series, that I totally and unreservedly recommend.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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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.


#ReleaseBlitz: Forgetting the Rules by @MariahDietz ~ #5stars


 𝐅𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐑𝐮𝐥𝐞𝐬 is LIVE!

This is a second chance sports romance, stand alone.

“I didn’t think I could fall anymore in love with these characters!! Ian and Rose’s story was everything I could I’ve ever imagined and more! Once I started, I couldn’t put it down and now I am heartbroken that it is over! If I could give this book (or the entire series) more than 5 starts I would!!”- Nikki, Goodreads



It all started with a lie.

I met Ian Forrest, middle linebacker and Roman God reincarnated last winter.

Dark hair and steel eyes, granite stacks of muscles, and a secret smile that made me weak.

You see, once upon a time, I Rose Cartwright, believed in happily ever after’s.

But life had taught me too quickly that rules are necessary and that gilded cages won’t protect your heart.

Yet, our lives began to weave together—a seamless and beautiful tapestry of ‘non-date’ dates.

By the time summer arrived, so had my nerves.

He was leaving for two months, so I drew a hard line in the sand and labeled what we shared a friendship, though we’d both known it was more.

Now, it’s the beginning of senior year, and once again, everything is bringing us together.

Only now, the secrets are bigger, the lies greater, and the stakes are even higher.

Will the pressure break us apart

Or will I be able to forget the Rules?


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This slow-burn romance reminds us about the magic of love.

Rose, feeling bereft after the dissolution of her parents’ marriage, and the subsequent losses of her mother, and boyfriend, decides that in order to control the rest of her life, she will live by a set of rules. When she meets Ian Forrester, for the first time, she feels the urge to break all the rules that have so far seemingly kept her safe. But, as they get closer, and the pressure of being in the public eye gets heavy, will she retreat to her former self?

Ian has waited over the course of an entire school year to make Rose Cartwright his. Waiting out her rules, while they dance around their feelings would have turned a lesser man off, but Ian has decided that there is still hope for them. But this school year has its own slate of distractions and burdens he feels ill-equipped to carry without the added responsibility of a relationship. Can he convince Rose that breaking all the rules will be worth it in the end?

Ian is the perfect complement to Rose’s worrywart personality. He is patient, considerate & understanding even when Rose overthinks to extremes. He knows just what to do to calm her nerves, as well as show her how he feels. Their romance, once it begins to flow, seems almost easy.

Mariah Dietz succeeded in making me wish for a man I could communicate with and understand completely simply by looking at him. I also enjoyed the mystery sub-plot woven through the main story arc. It was well done.

I wholeheartedly recommend this read.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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#ReleaseBlitz: Goodbye Guy by @jodi_watters ~ #5stars

Title: Goodbye Guy
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: Jodi Watters
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 24, 2021
Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward’s New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.
He’s back. Jameson Maine.
The boy I used to love.
The man I love to hate. Hate like it’s a hobby. Like it’s my job.
Ironic, since love is my profession.
But with the passage of time, I’ve finally healed. Repaired the broken parts his betrayal shattered inside me, and silenced the haunting memories of what he took from me.
What he made me give up.
She’s still here. Chloe Morgan.
The girl I left behind.
The woman I can’t let go of. No matter how many miles. No matter how much time.
Annoying, since love is my nemesis.
But with the death of my father, I’m forced home. To finally face the ramshackle remains of my family’s estate, and the lying woman who broke my heart and ruined me for life.
Who’s ready to do so again.
Tears were shed, lies were spread, and secrets were kept that fateful summer ten years ago. But no longer. Now exposed, those skeletons rock our worlds all over again. But two things remain the same…
And hate.
*Goodbye Guy is a second chance romance inspired by Stuck-Up Suit.


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Goodbye Guy is a read you’ll absolutely love, tears and all.

Chloe Morgan & Jameson Maine hate each other. Desperately. Intensely. Passionately. They also love each other even more so. But will the past decade be too much to overcome? What about the untold secrets between them?

… My love for you… Didn’t want it. Didn’t want to feel it. Only wanted to hate you.”
I hurt for both Chloe & Jameson as I read these pages. Both hated each other for different, misunderstood reasons, and because they loved each other, it made the hate deeper & more painful. It turned into a situation where neither could move on from the other because of all the unresolved feelings. But like her father, Chloe is a shrewd person, and managed to maneuver Jameson right back where he swore he would never be. As they learn about the people they’ve become, as well as the situations they cannot change, moving forward – together – is the best gift they could give themselves.

The best part about this book? It’s a story that could have easily happened to anyone you know. Cuz love isn’t always a pretty, planned-out, coordinated affair. There are bumps and bruises, dips and valleys throughout. Mistakes made that make you wish that you could go back in time. But all you can do is make the best of the present, hoping for a future where you are at least content, if not happy.

I can’t recommend this read enough. I don’t want to go too deeply, because I think you should hear/read this couple’s story for yourself through Jodi’s words. She glues you to the pages of a love that survives time, distance and mounds of heartbreak. It’s a stark reminder that if you want anything enough, you can definitely have it.

Grab a copy of Goodbye Guy. Choose a comfy spot – you’ll be reading for awhile. Grab your tissues, especially for that epilogue ❤ You’ll love it.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.


My love for steamy romance began when I was in junior high. A friend and I noticed a dumpster of discarded paperbacks behind our local dime store. Covers missing and each book split down the spine, I scanned the pages for any love or lust words—and curse words, too. From that point on, I scoured the public library and the paperback racks at every store, reading anything labeled romance. I said a tearfully grateful goodbye to Judy Bloom, and Jackie Collins began ruling my world.

I live with my high school sweetheart husband in the desert Southwest. Awesome in the winter, not so much in the summer.

My life long goals are to think before I speak, smile more and swear less, and actually weigh what my driver’s license states I do.


#BlogTour: Not My Match by @ilsamaddenmills ~ #5stars

“Madden-Mills masterfully handles the protagonists’ insecurities and traumas to produce a love story that’s equal parts tantalizing, gut-wrenching, and sweet.” –Publishers Weekly

Not My Match, an all-new sports romance full of smoking hot chemistry from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills, is available now!

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills delivers a smart and sexy romance about a professional football hottie and the girl he’s sworn to never touch.
Homeless and heartbreakingly innocent, Giselle Riley walks into my penthouse and chaos follows.
I shouldn’t have invited the girl genius to live with me, but it’s clear she needs my help—not only for a place to lay her pretty blonde head but in finding real love, which she’s not going to get with the crazy men she picks up online.
Too bad she’s a twenty-four-year-old virgin and I’m a bad boy wide receiver. She’s off limits for a hardcore player like me—and we’re just friends.
Instead, I’m her matchmaking service, no matter how jealous it makes me when I tag along on her dates.
I can keep my self-control. Right? No way will I give in to everything inside me that dreams of a girl like her in my world.
I may be the best wide receiver in the country, but how could I hold on to a girl like her?

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In the second book in the series, we get a second, deeper look at Giselle. I honestly didn’t care for her much in the Not My Romeo, but Ilsa got me to like and respect her in this book.

Giselle Riley is an academic with a yearning for romance and true love. Attempting to fight off a birthday curse while pursuing her academic goals is proving to be frustrating. Added to the fact that Devon Walsh seems to always turn up just in the nick of time to rescue her is wreaking havoc with her practical ways of thinking.

“Life doesn’t decide who you fall for. Love knows no rules at all…”

Devon has been hurt by love repeatedly. Afraid of what could happen if he and Giselle get together then break up, he tries setting her up with different men with the same result: wishing Giselle would forget about those men and choose him. In Giselle, he finds a friend, confidant, family and lover wrapped up into one. Is she too good to be true?

“She isn’t like anyone else. She’s not a girl I can let go.”

Giselle & Devon’s story is a must-read. While it isn’t as dramatic or funny as book 1, its seriousness hit a different chord for me. Giselle isn’t a naïve, bumbling virgin. She’s strong and smart, just a little lost. Devon was a sweetheart that I loved from the minute I met him. The way he was so selfless and sweet – despite all he’s been through – made me fall even deeper for him. I wanted happiness for them both, and I loved their journey.

I truly enjoy Ilsa’s work, and I cannot wait to see what she delivers next.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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: Grumpaholic by Jagger Cole ~ #5stars



I should have destroyed her.
Instead, I hired her.
First, she put me on the evening news with a d- well, it rhymes with “lick” – in my mouth. No, not a real one; a mural she spray-painted on the wall of one of my buildings. Twig, berries…the whole veiny thing.
People call me a grump. A prick. “The most hated man in New York City”, which is really saying something, even if I don’t care. As the most powerful real estate developer in this city, my world is black and white.
But Ella Veers is the smear of color I never asked for, and never saw coming.
I’m a classical concerto, she’s a punk-rock anthem. Blue hair, ripped tights, and a sassy brat attitude that gets under my skin and stays there.
When I hire the tempting little vandal to paint my conference room, I tell myself it’s to sideline her vendetta against my new development. But the truth is, it’s because I crave her.
She was supposed to be my enemy.
Instead, she just might be my undoing.
Extra snarly. Extra demanding. Extra obsessed. This scorching hot and hilariously snappy new grumpy boss office romance is safe, with no cliffhanger, and a perfect happy ever after.


This is a funny, sexy read with hilarious banter all around.

I loved Ella before I even read her POV. Her feisty, all-in attitude was endearing as well as entertaining. She was unapologetic in who she was. Cormac had a massive chip on his shoulder, and to hide his vulnerability, he was extremely ill-tempered. When Ella came into his life, she shone a light on his life, making him realise that he was better off having met her.

I recommend this book.

This is my first Jagger Cole read, and I will certainly be checking out more of his books in the future.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

A reader first and foremost, Jagger Cole cut his romance writing teeth penning various fan-fiction stories years ago. After deciding to hang up his writing boots, Jagger worked in advertising pretending to be Don Draper. It worked enough to convince a woman way out of his league to marry him, though, which is a total win.
Now, Dad to two little princesses and King to a Queen, Jagger is thrilled to be back at the keyboard.
When not writing or reading romance books, he can be found woodworking, enjoying good whiskey, and grilling outside–rain or shine.
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#ReleaseBlitz: Hot Shot Hero by @JessaYorkAuthor ~ #5stars

Title: Hot Shot Hero
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: Jessa York
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 17, 2021
Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward’s New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.
Finding an empty foil packet in my husband’s jeans wouldn’t have been surprising—if we’d actually used those in the last decade.
I gave up everything for him and in return, he betrayed me in the worst way.
Sliding down a stripper pole five nights a week isn’t exactly my dream job.
But I did it.
For him.
With my life in shambles, I have to find the strength to start again.
The very last thing I need is a distraction in the form of a feisty, curvaceous stripper.
When her version of a lap dance catches more than just my attention—I have to see where she leads me.
It can’t be forever.
But whatever it is—I’ll take it.
For now.
*Hot Shot Hero is a contemporary romance inspired by Playboy Pilot.
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This book turned my heart out and over. This is not the light-hearted read I thought it would be. It turned out to be so much more.

Since leaving her cheating ex-husband, Chloe has been content with her life, raising her daughter and enjoying the company of her friends at Silver Shores. She’s not only strong, but also quite resourceful. She’s conquered every challenge set in front of her so far. But when she meets Rhys, the son of one her friends/clients, she recognises that her drive to be independent and proud may have met its biggest obstacle yet.

Rhys was a monumental dick when he first met Chloe, but it didn’t change the fact that he was very attracted to her. As the story goes on, and we see how hard Rhys works to remedy Chloe’s first impression of him, it’s hard to stay angry at him. When I saw how Rhys’ life shaped his present circumstances, my heart went out to him as the reasons for his earlier behaviour became clearer.

I can’t keep her. But hell if I was going to let someone else have her.”

Jessa York did a wonderful job with this read. She brought the heat, the romance and the love. She made me smile & tear up often. Add in that epilogue, and I was an absolute goner.

Grab this book today. You’ll love it.

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Jessa lives in a very non-descript, unassuming town filled with the best kind of people. Most days, she can be found in the stands of various soccer fields, cheering her on her Youngest, or discussing books with her Oldest (who is an English Honors student).

At night, if she’s not up burning the midnight oil, Jessa enjoys snuggling up to her real life chef hubby and watching his latest pick for a cheesy romance movie. He always chooses the best ones. (after he cooks supper, of course)


#BlogTour: Reputation by @AuthorALocke ~ #5stars

REPUTATION (Mason Family #2) by Adriana Locke
Release Date: January 5th

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Coy Mason is a jerk.

If there is one truth that Bellamy Davenport knows, it’s that. Hands-down. (Well, that and the fact that she didn’t mean to hurt him. Physically. Coy can’t be hurt emotionally because he doesn’t have a heart.)

Coy is not just the small-town, literal boy-next-door. He’s a heartbreaking, womanizing, mischief-making (and delicious) man and was all of those things well before he became a hot-shot country music sensation.

He’s a dream standing in her doorway with no shirt, messy hair, and a ‘Do you wanna?’ grin. But he’s also a nightmare for her heart and she knows it.

Their enemies-to-lovers relationship always ends the same way—heavy on the enemies, light on the lovers.

So why is she still standing there?


I haven’t read Restraint (yet), but I was introduced to Coy & Bellamy’s animosity in The Relationship Pact, so I was really excited to read their story.

Coy & Bellamy were one-half of a group of childhood friends. Their relationship was always closer than any other within the group, and as they grew older it changed, turning romantic. But, somehow, wires got crossed, communication dwindled, and Bellamy dealt with it by resenting Coy. Yet, she was always drawn to him, and though she tries to resist their connection, she keeps getting stuck in situations where she has no choice but to be with him.

Coy has always had a thing for Bellamy. But his life as a celebrity doesn’t make a lot of time for her, seeing as his life is in an entire state away. With his latest trip home, however, he finds it easier to breathe, and just be, especially when he’s around Bellamy. When his superstar life calls, how will he answer? Will he honor his word and be the man he knows Bellamy needs?

This story is touching. Bellamy has always been accustomed to loss, so she has built up walls so that she can protect herself from the pain that comes whenever people walk away or leave her life. Watching her fight to trust Coy even when it went against everything she believed was such a transformation! I loved Coy. He genuinely loved Bellamy – he just needed to sort out his priorities. He knew when to push and when to pull. He was a real sweetheart.

This book is one that is easy to read, with characters that are easy to love. You’ll enjoy the easy banter and teasing throughout. I plan to go read Restraint, but I honestly am looking forward to Boone’s story now, more than ever.

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

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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Tripp Wallace is the hot guy that no one really wants since he seems to come off as a bit of an @$$. After Chandler Westbrook hands him a huge serving of humble pie, he’s desperate to get his privacy – and his man card – back. But who could have guessed that forced time together with Chandler would have him eager for the things he never thought he’d get?

I enjoyed this read. It’s not your run-of-the-mill enemies to lovers romance. It’s different but in a really good way. I couldn’t wait for Tripp & Chandler to get together. Tripp’s internal dialogue was hilarious & grumpy, yet very endearing. I loved his 15-year old neighbour – she definitely helped brighten up the pages.

I recommend this read. Tripp & Chandler’s love story proves that looks can be very deceiving, but if you look hard enough underneath the rough edges, the boring, tough exterior, you’ll be more than pleased.

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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#BlogTour: Not My Romeo by @ilsamaddenmills ~ #5stars

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Is Jack my real Romeo…or will this gorgeous football player only break my heart?

Not My Romeo, the all-new swoon-worthy contemporary sports romance with heart and heat from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills is available now!

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We start off with a lie on Valentine’s Day.

My blind date isn’t the studious guy I expected: he’s a drop-dead gorgeous player with sinful amber eyes. Somehow we end up at his penthouse. I blame the gin and tonic.

The next day I learn he’s Jack Hawke—bad-boy professional quarterback with a murky past. The NDA he has me sign should be a warning that he isn’t a regular person. Please. I sign it Juliet Capulet, so goodbye, famous football player with abs of steel, and good luck tracking down this small-town librarian.

But Jack keeps showing up in places I least expect him. Just when I’m sure he’s gone, he waltzes into my community theater and wins the part of Romeo to my Juliet. How’s a plain, mostly innocent girl like me supposed to resist a man like him?

Is Jack my real Romeo…or will this gorgeous football player only break my heart?


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In a sexy, endearing tale that begins with an entertaining case of mistaken identity, Ilsa Madden-Mills yet again delivers a masterpiece.

…broken people love the hardest…”

Having to constantly measure up while hiding the parts of herself that bring her happiness has been Elena’s life. When she finally goes against her intuition and goes on a blind date on Valentine’s Day, her world is rocked in a way she never saw coming.

Pretending that he’s strong, fearless and always in control has been Jack Hawke’s cover for the past 14 years. Afraid of the pain that he sees as love’s constant companion, he’s shut down emotionally, only giving the bare minimum to appear normal. But as his unexpected Valentine’s Day with Elena continues, he’s struck by the unfamiliar stirrings of want as well as a keen desperation to be in her space always.

Love means making yourself vulnerable; it means giving power to someone to hurt you.”

I really enjoyed this book. Two hearts – more alike than they first thought – finally realise that love with the right person makes it easier to let your guard down and be your true self.

I can’t wait to read the next in the series!

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.




I pull my white cat-eye glasses out of my purse and slide them on for a better look. My heart flip-flops as butterflies take flight in my stomach. Oh heck no. That can’t be him. He’s . . . he’s . . . freaking gorgeous, and I don’t mean regular handsome but like a movie star: dark hair swept off his face, the strands wavy and unruly with copper highlights, soft and silky brushing against his cheeks, and too long for a newscaster, in my opinion—but what do I know? I don’t own a television.

He lifts his arm to shove his hair back, and my eyes pop at the tightly roped muscles of his forearm and biceps straining through the fabric, the impossibly broad shoulders.

Well, would you look at that.

And this has to be him, right?

I’m in the right restaurant. He’s alone. He’s wearing a blue shirt. He has dark hair. Odds point to yes. Usually the most simple explanation is exactly what it appears. Therefore, he must be my date.

The man in question turns to look out the window, tapping his fingers on the table impatiently, and I take in his profile. Long straight nose, full dark arching eyebrows, and a sharp, bladed jawline. Sensuous lips, the lower one decadently full. Almost wicked. He’s the kind of hot that draws your eyes over and over just to make sure it’s not a mirage. I knew guys like him at NYU—sexy, athletic gym types who played a sport. And those types never gave me a second look. I’d watch them work out while I fumbled my way around one of those god-awful butterfly machines, while beautiful, tall, svelte girls who weren’t sweating fawned over them, bringing them towels, water bottles, and sexy promises.

He takes a sip of an amber liquid, long tanned fingers grasping the fragile container as his eyes rove across the room. They prowl around the restaurant, as if he’s assessing every person in sight, and I feel the sizzle of him even from twenty feet away. Prickles of awareness skate down my spine. I’m the alpha, his body language yells. Come and challenge me.

His gaze drifts right over me without stopping.

Not surprised.

I duck back into the shadows.

Dang it. My hands clench. I wanted nice and nerdy, not this . . . sexy beast!

And judging by the scowl on his face, he’s grumpy. Life’s too short to be dour, Mister. And what is he annoyed about? I am here!

And he did see a picture of me. Topher said so.

Yeah, maybe he doesn’t really want to meet you.

Maybe he’s hoping you won’t show up.

I tap my foot. I should leave. Really.

The smells of Milano’s waft around me, spicy and tantalizing, and my stomach lets out an angry howl. I move from one foot to the next. Every place to eat between here and Daisy is going to be packed. I could always hit a drive-through on the way back home—but how pathetic is a Big Mac and fries on Valentine’s Day? Plus, I’ll have my entire nosy family to answer to tomorrow. They’ve built up this blind date so much: Oooooh, Elena has a date with a weatherman. Ask him if that’s a barometer in his pocket or if he’s just glad to see you.

I give myself a mental pep talk.

Grow some balls, Elena.

Sometimes you have to go out and take what you want.

So what if he’s hot enough to suck the dew off a rose.

You are hungry. Do it for the pasta.

He is your date. Go get ’em, girl.

I gather my resolve, point my little black pumps in his direction, and start marching.


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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#CoverReveal: Sweeper by @amydawsauthor

Sweeper by Amy Daws releases November 4!

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The cocky footballer next door has some serious balls…

luckily, Daphney Clarke knows how to play.

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

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

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

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

#CoverReveal: The Savage by @Daniela_Writes

Daniela Romero has revealed the cover for The Savage!

Releasing March 18, 2022

USA Today bestselling author Daniela Romero delivers a steamy new adult romance about a fútbol bad boy and the broken girl he’s determined to love

I wasn’t supposed to fall for him.
I officially cut boys out of my life.
They’re untrustworthy, vicious, and cruel.
So, if you told me this past summer that PacNorth University’s notorious bad boy was going to become my dark knight, I wouldn’t have believed you.

I’m not the same reckless, carefree girl I was three months ago.
That girl was naïve.
That girl was stupid.
That girl was destroyed.

I learned my lessons the hard way.
I’m still picking up the pieces of the girl I was before.
And, I know better than to fall for a sinful smile on a pretty face.
So I never should have given him so much as a second glance.

Gabriel Herrera can’t be my anything.
Only, he tells me I’m his everything.
But putting my trust in the boy with questionable intentions is the kind of devastation I may not survive.
What am I supposed to do?

Cover Designer: Y’all. That Graphic.
Model: Paulo Victor Melo

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Meet Daniela Romero

Daniela Romero is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling Mexican-American author. She writes contemporary romance as Daniela Romero and urban fantasy and paranormal romance as Danielle Annett.
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, she grew up surrounded with vibrant and diverse cultures that she actively weaves into her stories. Her books are known for being angsty, intense, and emotional reads, with swoon-worthy HEAs.
She graduated from Eastern Washington University and now makes her home in Spokane, WA with her husband, their three children, and three rambunctious dogs.
You can learn more about her and her books by visiting www.romero-annett-books.com

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#CoverReveal: Sweet, Sexy, Scandalous #Series by @the_real_ida

Series: Sweet, Sexy, Scandalous Series
Author: Ida Brady
Genre: Short Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November Releases
Cover Design: Christine’s Cover Creations
Amira is desperate to do the horizontal tango with billionaire businessman, Zane; the only man who can get her off faster than her shower jets. Problem is, indulging in a night of head banging, pulse-thudding passion has only ever happened in her wildest fantasies. She’s afraid that if the worldly man of sin knew the truth, he would run faster than she could take down her panties.
After years of training, Alejandro is finally competing in the World Tango Championship. The only problem is, he’s distracted by his dance partner’s…ahem. Taking her hard and fast and up against the wall is the perfect way to settle their performance nerves. Who could blame him when Mathilda’s see-through dress leaves nothing to the imagination?
That face. Those thighs. That ass.
The blonde bombshell gets his Argentinian blood pumping. Tonight is no exception. Mathilda makes him feel like he’s king of the dance floor. So when a blast from the past attempts to cause trouble, Alé steps in, ready to protect his queen.
Little does he realize, his queen has already made her move.
Isabella vowed long ago never to hook up with Sebastian. Everything about him pisses her off; from his arrogant, expressive mouth, right down to his dancing shoes. But the sensual, seductive city that is Buenos Aires mocks them both. Thrown into his arms, she experiences a connection she didn’t believe existed. Suddenly, Isabella finds herself looking at the stoic man with new eyes; hungry ones.
An all night romp fest is exactly what she needs to get him out of her system. Who cares if her hot nemesis is keeping secrets. She’s definitely not the curious type. One scandalous night of passion. Then they go their separate ways.
What could possibly go wrong?
Sweet Spot Release: November 1, 2021
Sex and the Stage Release: November 15, 2021
Secrets and Scandals Release: November 29, 2021

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#TeaserThursday: April May Fall by @HovlandWrites

April May Fall by Christina Hovland is releasing October 26, 2021!

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

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

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

#ReleaseBlitz: Unrivaled by @JericaMacMillan ~ 4.5 stars

Unrivaled by Jerica MacMillan is now live!

Secret baby meets enemies to lovers in this sizzling sports romance.

I never planned on seeing Grayson Kilpatrick again.

For a few reasons:
1. I didn’t have a way to get in touch with him
2. He’d been recruited to play football for Ohio
3. He pretended he didn’t know me when I tried to tell him I was pregnant

I have built my life around a new set of goals that I determined as soon as I had my son. My parents help out while I go to school. I have a plan. And I’m moving forward.

Until Grayson Kilpatrick makes a reappearance and upends all my plans. Again.

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How do you go from hating someone for four years, only to realise that they were innocent of what you accused them all along?

Left as a single parent after a hookup, Tiffany has hated even the mere thought of Grayson Kilpatrick since she believes he knowingly left her to parent their son, Ben, on her own. When things turn out to be not as she first believed, and Ben & Gray get closer, the walls around her heart begin to crumble. But with Gray’s future already decided, Tiffany’s wondering if it would expand to include her.

Though there’s clearly some backstory with Gray’s sister, I felt the book moved along nicely and pretty well despite me not having the whole story. Gray & Tiffany clearly had chemistry. I haven’t yet read the preceding book, but I liked Gray’s character from the start. He understood how hurt and lost Tiffany must’ve felt four years prior, so he set about proving to her that he would always be there – both for her and Ben. Tiffany was a bit wary. She was protecting herself from heartache when all Gray tried to do was ensure that their future as a family was secured. I loved how she thought of Ben first, and made decisions that eventually allowed Gray and Ben to get accustomed to each other quickly.

My only takeaway is that I wish Gray would’ve had a chance to confront the person who’d put them in the adversarial position in the first place. Otherwise? I recommend this steamy, secret baby/enemies-to-lovers second chance romance. I found it hard to put down and finished it in one sitting.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Meet Jerica MacMillan

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

You can frequently find her sipping coffee out of snarky mugs while dreaming up stories and trying to bring them to life on the page. Join her Book Club at http://www.jericamacmillan.com/book-club and get a free book!

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#CoverReveal: Unknown by @AndiBurns5

Andi Burns has revealed the cover for Unknown!

Releasing October 27, 2021

Can I become the man they need me to be?


I learned early in life that love is an illusion—it’s a tool people use to get what they want. I never trusted anyone until I met the three guys that would become my best friends, my true family.

Aside from them, I’ve kept my guard up…until her.

The last week of our senior year in high school, I fell hard and fast for a girl I had no business wanting. We spent one incredible night together…and then, nothing. I awoke alone the next morning with no trace of her in my bed.

To say I’ve been fucking up my life ever since is an understatement. I come from chaos, so that’s what I’ll become. There was only one time I thought I had a shot at something better and…well, look how that turned out.

So, I’ll drink and fuck my way through college, and worry about the consequences later.

But unexpectedly, the woman I fell for turns back up in my life, and it turns out that our night together had consequences of its own.

Unknown is a full-length novel with a hot-mess hero, a feisty heroine, a secret baby and a HEA. It is the second inter-connected STANDALONE in the Bainbridge University Series and it follows Uncovered. For the best reader experience, they should be read in order.

Cover Designer: Sarah Sentz of Enchanting Romance Designs

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Meet Andi Burns

Andi Burns writes contemporary romance infused with humor, sass, and steam. She loves a happily-ever-after as much as her characters do, and she always reads the last page of a book first, just to make sure it all turns out okay. Andi lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and two daughters. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, folding laundry, or daydreaming about her next hero and heroine.

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#TeaserShare: Cycled by @faberelise

Cycled by Elise Faber releases on October 26th!

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No matter how hard Scarlett tried to be good, she always ended up being bad.
But everything was different now.

She was making her way up the ranks in her dream job, working as a publicist for the San Francisco Gold. Finally, her life was back on track.

Then she met Kaydon. He was new to the team—a power forward—and the moment she laid eyes on his sexy-as-sin body she’d dreamed about what that power might feel like in bed. But he was off-limits.

She worked for the team, and though she’d spent much of her life being bad, she couldn’t risk her job by jumping into a relationship that could easily get her fired.
Even if it was with a man like Kaydon. Unfortunately, despite her best intentions at keeping her distance, he was good—very good—at convincing her to be bad.

#TeaserTuesday: Forget Me, Sloane by @AuthorHannahGr1


𝐹𝑜𝓇𝑔𝑒𝓉 𝑀𝑒, 𝒮𝓁𝑜𝒶𝓃𝑒 by Hannah Gray releases on November 1, 2021!  This is a college sports romance full of heat, heart, and an amazing HEA! Add it to your TBR today!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

*This is a complete stand alone in the Brooks University series.

Sports Romance

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#ReleaseBlitz #ReviewBlitz: Just One Chance by @carlyphillips ~ 4.5 stars

Release Date: October 12

He thought she was the one . . . until she walked away.  Now she’s back and he wants her more than ever.


As a former Marine, Xander Kingston’s writing keeps him sane.  Bonus? His thrillers made him one of Hollywood’s most desired screenwriters – and also introduced him to a fledgling starlet who broke his heart. With his close-knit family in New York, Xander returned home and found peace. Until Sasha Keaton shows up at his Hamptons retreat. Now an A-Lister, she’s as beautiful as he remembers. And just as dangerous to his heart.


Sasha learned from watching her mother to never sacrifice her dreams for anyone—only to discover how empty life could be without the man she loved. Now cast in Xander’s latest movie, she needs his insight to play the part, but secretly hopes for a second chance.


Xander has built emotional walls to keep Sasha at a distance, but their physical attraction can’t be denied. When a stalker’s threats intensify, Xander moves Sasha into his house to keep her safe. Before long she’s back in his bed and making inroads in his life. 


But when the danger passes and the movie wraps, Sasha and Xander face a familiar choice—put career first or give love a fighting chance.

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Xander & Sasha are given a second chance after their first chance at a relationship crashed and burned around the same time that Sasha’s career as an actress took off four years ago. She signs on to be the lead actress in Xander’s thriller book-to-movie adaptation series, forcing a confrontation.

At the end of Just One Scandal, we were given a peek into what this book would entail. I honestly expected an angst-ridden romance, but I was pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t. This second time around proved that the two had indeed matured during their time apart. Theirs is a touching, soothing romance. Yes, there was some angst, as well as a bit of tension, but they both put aside their egos and tried to work things out. The suspense was a nice touch, too.

I really enjoyed this read, and I recommend it. I can’t wait for Dash & Cassidy’s story.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Meet Carly Phillips

NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller, Carly Phillips gives her readers Alphalicious heroes to swoon for and romance to set your heart on fire. 
She married her college sweetheart and lives in Purchase, NY along with her three crazy dogs: two wheaten terriers and a mutant Havanese, who are featured on her Facebook and Instagram. 
The author of 50 romance novels, she has raised two incredible daughters who put up with having a mom as a full time writer. 
Carly’s book, The Bachelor, was chosen by Kelly Ripa as a romance club pick and was the first romance on a nationally televised bookclub. 
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#BlogTour: Not Seeking Mr. Right by @natashamoore ~ #4stars


by Natasha Moore
Publication Date: October 11, 2021
Genres: Adult, Entangled: August, Contemporary, Romance, One Night Stand, Opposites Attract

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Ginny Colburn can’t believe she’s been dumped by her wedding date. And everybody knows it.

So when a cute, younger man serving champagne to the guests flirts with her, she decides to really give the guests something to talk about and flirts back. But the incredible, rebound, one-night stand gives her more than great memories. A few weeks later she’s holding a positive pregnancy test.

Josh Anderson finally has his degree and is ready to make his mark on the world, but then he finds out he’s going to be a father. He’s too young to settle down and Lakeside is way too small for his big dreams. Ginny doesn’t expect him to stick around anyway and makes it clear she’s ready to be a single mom, but Josh won’t run away from his responsibilities.

But just as they’re starting to think maybe what they have is real, Josh gets a job offer he can’t refuse. Surely Ginny can’t follow a guy half her age across the country just because they’re having a baby together… Can she?


This romance was sweet and I truly liked it.

The author gives us an emotional journey as Ginny & Josh juggle impending parenthood, their age difference and the desire to be more than just co-parents. They struggle through small town gossip, family expectations, misunderstandings and the desire to “do the right thing”. I liked watching as their relationship grew from a one night stand to one where they began to put one another first.

I recommend this read. There’s a lot that’s going on in it, but it’s a wonderful, heartwarming read.

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


Natasha Moore fell in love with the written word as soon as she could read. She’s the author of more than twenty romances, and believes that stories of love and hope are important. Love can happen at any age and she often writes about vibrant and passionate characters finding love later in life. She’s a snowbird, spending the winters in sunny Florida, and the rest of the year in beautiful western New York with her real life hero who is happy to tell everyone that he’s her inspiration.

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