Release Blitz: The Player Hater by Sara Ney ~ #4stars

Release Date: February 15

 

I would do anything for my best friend.

Well. Almost anything.

When she begs me to come on a weekend getaway so I can bond with her new boyfriend, I can’t say no—no matter how badly I want to. After all, who will keep an eye on the guy; he’s your stereotypical, professional football player (emphasis on PLAYER) and I don’t trust him with my friends heart.

Worse? He has the nerve to bring his single best friend Davis on the trip, too. Davis is too handsome, so funny and smart he can’t possibly be human. Grandma’s, babies and kittens all fall for his smile.

In fact, everyone adores but me **narrows eyes** What’s he hiding?

I refuse to fall for his act; at some point he’ll will drop the Good Guy act and show his true colors: he’s a player, too. He must be.

You know the saying: if he seems too good to be true, he probably is.

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Review
Determined to find all the faults that her best friend’s new boyfriend is hiding, Juliet goes on a weekend getaway with the happy-in-love couple, only for his best friend to distract her in the best of ways.

This book was sweet and fun, with a really great feel-good vibe. I liked Davis. His awkwardness and humanness was refreshing. I liked Juliet and the way she spoke her mind. I enjoyed their banter, and look forward to more in the series, especially after the way this one ended.

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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Cover Reveal: Pinky Promises by Stefanie Jenkins

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Are you ready to find out what Brynn and Cal’s pinky promise is?

Pinky Promises is book three in The Promises Series by Stefanie Jenkins is coming March 18th!

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Blurb

One night. One pinky promise to remember.

Brynn Macallister and Callum “Cal” Murphy have been best friends since before they could walk. His calming touch brings her peace in the stifling society life they’ve grown up in and grounds her like nothing else can.

When that touch turns to more than comfort, it ignites a fire within Brynn she never knew existed. Suddenly the lines of friendship look a little blurry—and neither of them are ready to go back.

But when Cal’s father pushes him toward marriage—to someone else—they’re forced to admit there’s more between them than they’re ready to let go of.

As lies and deceit threaten to unravel them, will they have the strength to overcome it, or will their pinky promises be a thing of the past?

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Release Blitz: Friends with Benefactors by Willow Aster & Laura Pavlov ~ 5 stars

A hot, wealthy playboy. His sexy, down-to-earth best friend. What could possibly go wrong if they kiss?

Penelope

Having grown up the baby sister to four brothers and with a dude for a best friend, I know how to read men like the back of my hand.

But when I have a sexy make-out session with Beckham, my best friend, all my intuition about men goes out the window.

We never thought we would cross that line, but omg those lips, his scent, his taste–it’s all I can think about … seriously, he could bend me like Beckham, and I would so let him.

So when he offers a solution to my sexual drought with S-E-X, I have to consider it.

Right?


Beckham

Penelope has always been every guy’s fantasy–sexy, witty, and smart as hell. Let me also mention she’s my best friend, and because of that, I vowed to never, EVER go there with her … meaning I will keep my hands and lips and other body parts to myself at all times when it comes to Penelope Layne Taylor.

But lines become blurred when we kiss and it’s the best thing I’ve ever experienced.

The.

Best.

Thing.

And now all I want is Penelope to be more than my best friend.

She’s unsure we can do this, be friends with benefits … but I am here to prove her wrong.

Game on, Penelope Taylor.

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Review

Beckham & Penelope have been best friends since Kindergarten. They’ve been close in a way that almost defies logic. Beck can depend on Pen, and vice versa. But one kiss blurs the lines so remarkably that the pair are suddenly afraid to trust that their new feelings could be a step in the right direction.

Pen & Beck are both afraid that their friendship is all they can ever have. Deep down, Beck has always loved Pen as more than a best friend, but his model of love and family makes him nervous of finding true and real happiness with Penelope. Penelope is unsure whether waiting for Beck to figure out his feelings is a good idea, but knows that losing him as both a friend and lover would hurt her immeasurably.

This is my first book in the series, and I had so much fun reading it. The Taylor family seems so awesome and fun to be around. I liked the dynamic between Pen & her brothers, as well as Beck’s relationship with them. Everyone around Pen & Beck think they work well together… except them lol.

I really enjoyed this book, and have added the rest of the series to my TBR!

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.


Willow Aster is a USA Today Bestselling author and lover of anything book-related. She lives in St. Paul, MN with her husband, kids, and rescue dog.

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Laura Pavlov writes sweet and sexy contemporary romance that will make you both laugh and cry. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, mom to two awesome almost-grown kids, and dog-whisperer to one temperamental yorkie and one wild bernedoodle. Laura resides in Las Vegas where she is living her own happily ever after. Be sure to sign up for updates on new releases. Laura loves to hear from readers!

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Cover Reveal: Just About Over You by Carrie Aarons

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

Releasing January 21, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Meet Carrie Aarons

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

When she isn’t writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She lives in the suburbs of New Jersey with her husband, two children and ninety-pound rescue pup.
 
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Cover Reveal: Friends with Benefactors by Willow Aster & Laura Pavlov

Willow Aster and Laura Pavlov have revealed the cover for Friends With Benefactors!

Releasing: February 3, 2022

Cover Design: Jena Brignola

A hot, wealthy playboy. His sexy, down-to-earth best friend. What could possibly go wrong if they kiss?

Penelope

Having grown up the baby sister to four brothers and with a dude for a best friend, I know how to read men like the back of my hand.

But when I have a sexy make-out session with Beckham, my best friend, all my intuition about men goes out the window.

We never thought we would cross that line, but omg those lips, his scent, his taste–it’s all I can think about … seriously, he could bend me like Beckham, and I would so let him.

So when he offers a solution to my sexual drought with S-E-X, I have to consider it.

Right?


Beckham

Penelope has always been every guy’s fantasy–sexy, witty, and smart as hell. Let me also mention she’s my best friend, and because of that, I vowed to never, EVER go there with her … meaning I will keep my hands and lips and other body parts to myself at all times when it comes to Penelope Layne Taylor.

But lines become blurred when we kiss and it’s the best thing I’ve ever experienced.

The.

Best.

Thing.

And now all I want is Penelope to be more than my best friend.

She’s unsure we can do this, be friends with benefits … but I am here to prove her wrong.

Game on, Penelope Taylor.

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Willow Aster is a USA Today Bestselling author and lover of anything book-related. She lives in St. Paul, MN with her husband, kids, and rescue dog.

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I write sweet and sexy contemporary romance that will make you both laugh and cry. I’m happily married to my college sweetheart, we’ve got two awesome kids, one temperamental yorkie and one wild bernedoodle. I’m living my own happily ever after in Las Vegas. Be sure to sign up for updates on new releases. I love hearing from readers!

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Teaser: Willing Me Him by Kelly Gendron

TEASER BLAST

WILLING ME HIM by Kelly Gendron is coming November 9! Preorder now! 

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Theo Nash makes women want to take him home to show off everything they’ve learned in the bedroom all in one night.

Our senior year, my twin brother was diagnosed with a rare bone disease.
Two years later, we lost him.
He left our little brother his skateboard collection. Mom got his cherished camera.
And me?
He left me his cocky, button-pushing, skirt-chasing best friend, THEO NASH
He not only left me, Theo.
He left instructions!
Take my brother’s place as Theo’s best friend for the next five years!
My time is almost up.
And I haven’t fallen victim to his sexy little smiles or his not to be ignored eyes.
NOW
I just need to get through the weekend with him as my fake boyfriend…

USA TODAY Bestselling Author, Kelly Gendron now brings you a Steamy, Friends to Lovers Standalone!

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

Austin’s Revenge by Jax McKay is now live!

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

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

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

The one night stand I never forgot.

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Review

Note: Read Awakening before you read this.

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

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

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

Meet Jax McKay

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

SEPTEMBER RELEASES
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.
 
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#BlogTour: Blurred Lines by @TarrahAnders ~ #4stars

Blurred Lines

by Tarrah Anders
Publication Date: June 26, 2021
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Purchase: Amazon

When Summer suddenly finds herself single and in need of a place to stay, she turns to her best friend, Shaw. With nowhere else to go, she packs up and moves into his spare bedroom, just down the hall from his small son.

Summer has been a part of their life for years but stepping into their little family unit feels intimate in a way she hadn’t imagined and even more surprising is how she’s starting to notice all of Shaw’s sexy single dad traits.

When the lines of their friendship begin to blur, there’s no going back. Soon, they can’t keep their hands, or their mouths, off each other. Their connection has always been there only now it feels even stronger, as if they were always meant for more. But when Shaw’s ex-wife catches them in a compromising position, accusations and insinuations threaten to tear them apart. With his ex threatening to take him to court, Shaw’s world begins to unravel and everything that felt so right becomes tinted in ugliness.

Is the connection between Summer and Shaw strong enough to survive a court battle with his ex or will their new relationship and even their friendship crumble under the strain of the fight for his family?

review

Summer and Shaw have been friends since meeting in college 8 years earlier. With Summer needing a place to stay after a breakup, they become roommates. As they begin to see each other in a different light, old feelings reemerge, heating things up quickly. But Shaw’s a single dad with the requisite ‘baby mama drama’ and Summer is caught dead center in their latest feud.

This friends-to-lovers romance is done a bit differently. With the help of a few other tropes, the author gives us a light, enjoyable read. Shaw & Summer actually talk to each other more than to other people, saving their relationship a lot of misunderstandings and needless drama.

I enjoyed my first Tarrah Anders read. It was a good kind of different. I would love to read Sloane’s story. I loved her character! My only issue was I felt that the book ended a bit abruptly.

Overall, I recommend the book. You’ll get sucked in by the characters right until the end.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

About the Author

Tarrah Anders is a contemporary romance author who is all about the feels, with the twists of sexy mixed in between. Writing has always been a passion and Tarrah loves to share her words, her characters and the world that they live in with her readers. Tarrah enjoys creating characters that you can be friends with, so get ready to make some new friends.

She is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, but living in beautiful San Diego with her family, while working in Program Management within the social work field.

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