#BlogTour: Private Player by @louisesbay ~ #4stars

PRIVATE PLAYER by Louise Bay

Release Date: July 27th

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✔️ Friends to scorching-hot lovers

✔️ Workplace romance

✔️ Brooding British billionaire

✔️ One night stand that comes back to bite the next morning

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Blurb:

The first time I meet Madison Shore, I’m greeted by her knickers. She’s upside down and trying to untangle herself from my chair at a wedding.

I get to see a whole lot more of her later that night.

The second time I meet Madison Shore is in my London office. Turns out she’s a journalist writing an article about me.

To keep control of my company, I need to convince people I’m more serious about business than my playboy reputation suggests. Madison holds my future in her hands.

Now I just need to convince the woman I took to bed on Saturday night that I’m not the player everyone thinks I am.

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Review

Nathan Cove is tired of living up to expectations placed on him by the business world, but the business he built from scratch owes its success to him, so he is duty bound to oversee its operations. After much prodding, he allows himself to be shadowed by a journalist, who just happened to be the woman he spent an unforgettable night with.

Madison Shore is fighting to be taken seriously, and not to be known simply as her mother’s daughter. After spending an incredible night with Nathan, she is forced – for the good of their careers – to pretend he never rocked her world. But as she gets to see the man behind the suits, she begins to fall for him. But will her affection interfere with her ability to do her job?

This was an engaging read that, despite the speed at which Nate & Madison fell for each other, entertained me. It’s low-angst, with a bit of a suspenseful angle to it that intrigued me a lot. I especially liked Nate’s family, and I am super excited that we will get to see more of them.

I recommend this read.

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: Doctor Arrogance by Alandra Knight ~ #4stars

Title: Doctor Arrogance
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: Alandra Knight
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 25, 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.
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I don’t need a man in my life to be happy…
What I need? A vacation.
Vitamin Sea? Yes, please!
The charming, handsome stranger sitting next to me on the plane talking all the way to paradise? Perfect start to this trip. I can resist him and his smoldering looks, killer smile and confident attitude.
Until I figure out that he’s my neighbor at the resort. His washboard abs and that perfect V…I don’t think I can resist him for a whole week.
Giving in to temptation is easy. The souvenir he leaves me with? Not so much.
What happens when the thrill of paradise is washed away?
Will he go, or can I convince him to stay?
Doctor Arrogance is a contemporary romance inspired by all books in the Cocky Bastard Series.
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Review

Jace & Destiny experience personal devastations on the same day, and in a series of coincidences, end up connecting, then reconnecting over and over. Though they each swear off romantic entanglements, they can’t keep their eyes or hands off each other. Will a vacation fling be the start of something permanent, or will the two doctors keep on walking away from each other?

This book is heavy on drama, heat, chemistry and fate. It’s entertaining, as the story kept me glued to its pages wondering what life was going to throw at the couple next. I recommend it. It’s beachy vibes make it a great book to curl up with.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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Alandra Knight is a contemporary-real feel romance author who is fueled by caffeine and sarcasm. Her stories can be classified as page turning, unpredictable, full of heart felt moments, hot and heavy love scenes featuring imperfectly perfect characters with tattered hearts.

When Alandra isn’t writing, you can find her enjoying audiobooks, reading, puzzles, and making messes while creating craft projects.

Alandra loves connecting with her readers, check out her official Author Website WWW.ALANDRAKNIGHT.COM and sign up for the Alandra Knight official newsletter and never miss an update.

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#ReleaseBoost: The Zone by @booksbycolleen

The Zone by Colleen Charles is now live!
https://geni.us/TheZone
FREE with Kindle Unlimited


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!

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

Take a chance and join her… you won’t be sorry you did.

Colleen loves to hear from her readers, and she answers all communications personally. You can find her at:

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#ReleaseBlitz: Limey Bastard by @Skye_Callahan ~ #4stars

Title: Limey Bastard
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: Skye Callahan
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 18, 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.
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One year of post-doctorate research separates me from the career that will get me the heck out of Rhode Island and away from my obtrusive parents.
I expected Dr. Greyson Bedford, a sexy British professor from Oxford University, to upend life on campus, but I didn’t expect him to do the same with my heart.
Despite his persistence, I keep to myself, but when a migraine strikes at work and I have no one else to turn to, he gives me something unexpected: a connection I haven’t felt in years. His touch opens a conduit to my past and the accident that almost robbed me of my dreams.
I swore I’d never let anything get in my way again, especially a brash heartthrob who will return to England at the end of the school year.
I had a plan. Not the best laid plan, but one semester with him changes everything.
Limey Bastard is a standalone story inspired by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward’s British Bedmate with appearances from Simon, Bridget, and family.
PURCHASE LINKS
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited

Review

Struggling with the lingering effects of an accident that almost took her life, Dr. McKenna (a.k.a Kenna) Schwartz has had to relearn and restructure life. Although constantly battling her parents’ tendency to control and butt in, she’s just about found her groove professionally. Then Greyson Bedford and his charming, mischief-loving self move to her school for a year and suddenly, Kenna’s not so sure anymore about what her future holds. The only thing that’s clear is that when Greyson is near, she can think and feel more clearly for the first time since her accident.

Dr. Greyson Bedford didn’t expect much when he decided to take time off from his career to work with Kenna, but after meeting her, he’s glad he decided to visit America after all. Though she’s initially hard to read, he finds himself looking for excuses for them to spend time together. And as he unwraps the total package, he knows that leaving America without her would be the biggest mistake of his life.

I liked the way that Grey and Kenna’s story unfolded. For a short read, it held a lot in terms of heartwarming emotions. I only felt that the epilogue – it started out really sweet – ended a bit too abruptly. However, I do recommend the read.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this read.

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Skye Callahan is a bestselling Romantic Suspense author and enjoys writing fiction to explore the darker aspects of human nature and the resiliency needed to survive and overcome difficult situations. She hopes to show that even through the darkest moments and overwhelming circumstances, one can find the inner strength to adapt and eventually heal.

Skye lives in the hills of Appalachia with her husband, Sir, and their feline overlords: Sassy, Knight, Raith, Dresden, and Crowley, and enjoys hanging out in the yard with all of the natural wildlife (except rattlesnakes). When she’s not reading or writing, she might be found in the garden, watching horror movies, or playing video games with Sir. Prior to pursuing writing full-time, Skye earned M.A. in History and participated in numerous local history projects including a full-length Civil War documentary for PBS.

Skye is a member of Romance Writers of America.

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#ReleaseBlitz: Uptight Flyboy by @EmTaylorBooks ~ 4.5 stars

Title: Uptight Flyboy
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: Em Taylor
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 18, 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.
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Trent is through with women. Or so he thinks. Beautiful, self-assured Emily shatters his self-imposed barriers. Will he let her in or will his uptight manner chase her away forever?
A marriage of convenience has left Trent Darcy drained and wary of women. Next time he’ll marry a woman who is as much a cold fish as he is. But when he meets a coffee shop assistant at Heathrow Airport, he wants to get to know a woman better for the first time in years.
Emily Sandhurst thinks Trent is an entitled jerk. But after a misunderstanding, his eloquent apology improves her opinion of the haughty pilot. Having been left to raise her son alone after her partner died in Afghanistan, she’s working a dead-end job to show her son that privilege is earned. Should she tell Trent that she’s not all she seems?
Just when Trent thinks he could trust Emily, he learns of a family feud that could rip them apart. When tragedy strikes and Trent cuts contact, will Emily accept her fate or fight for the man she loves?
Uptight Flyboy is a single parent/forbidden/billionaire romance inspired by Playboy Pilot.
PURCHASE LINKS
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited

Review

In an enjoyable role reversal, Trent is an insecure, awkward pilot with impeccable manners who is afraid of doing all the wrong things. Meeting Emily pulls him out of his shell, but is he really okay with the person he is, and will he be enough for her?

Emily is trying to be the woman that doesn’t rely on daddy’s coattails to get ahead in life while teaching her son about hard work and respect. A sweet, yet unsure pilot isn’t in her plans, but after an unplanned weekend rendezvous, she thinks she could be falling for him and all his quirks. Will life give her and romance a second chance?

This was a fun, steamy read. Emily & Trent had great chemistry, even with his hang-ups. I liked that Emily was a great supportive and patient partner to Trent even when he was unsure about which way was up. I loved Trip & Kendall’s cameo in this, too, and their contribution to Trent & Emily’s relationship. All the other secondary characters were great, too.

I recommend this read, and I predict that you’ll enjoy this latest addition to the Cocky Hero Club series.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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Em Taylor is a self-professed dreamer. As a child she dreamed of having her own island, just like George in the Famous Five. She now dreams of a world where there is peace, love and vampires are good kind people who will help her live forever once she finds a handsome hunky one to be her soul mate.
 
Hailing from the Central belt of Scotland, Em has tried her hand at many jobs. She now works as an activity co-ordinator in a care home. Also known as a professional dominoes player.
 
She writes Contemporary, Regency, and Science Fiction romance in her spare time, when she can drag herself away from Once Upon a Time, The West Wing, and Grace and Frankie on the TV.
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#ReleaseBlitz: The Zone by @booksbycolleen ~ 4.5 stars

The Zone by Colleen Charles is now live!
https://geni.us/TheZone
FREE with Kindle Unlimited


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!

Review

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.

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

Take a chance and join her… you won’t be sorry you did.

Colleen loves to hear from her readers, and she answers all communications personally. You can find her at:

www.colleencharles.com – FREE FULL-LENGTH EXCLUSIVE NOVEL for new subscribers

Facebook: https://geni.us/CCFacebook
Twitter: https://twitter.com/booksbycolleen
Email: colleen@colleencharles.com

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

Release Date: July 6

A jilted bride. Her brother’s ex-buddy. A fake affair would be crazy…right?

 

Chloe Kingston’s life is exactly how she needs it: safe and stable. Right up until her reliable, low-risk fiancé jilts her on their fairy-tale wedding day. As she works her way through the reception champagne—and wonders where she’s going to live—she stumbles into her brother Linc’s ex-best friend.

 

If only Beckett Daniels were hideous. But he’s not. He’s everything her erstwhile groom was not. Hot. Sexy. Dangerous. And she’s just buzzed enough to want all that Greek-god gorgeousness to show her the kind of fun she’s been missing.

 

Beck thrives on calculated risks, but taking advantage of Linc’s little sister isn’t one of them. What he can do is haul her tipsy, tulle-clad, tempting little butt to the bridal suite to sleep it off. Then move her into his spare room—which has the satisfying side effect of driving her brother crazy.

 

They can’t remain platonic roommates for long. Not when the sexual attraction sizzles out of control. But when tragedy threatens Beck, pain from his past reminds them both that life doesn’t come without risks…and this time, they’re gambling with their hearts.

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Review

Beckett’s accidental run-in with his former best friend’s sister is the last thing he expects. Sure, Chloe is gorgeous, but his life is fine just the way it is. However, his plan to leave well enough alone crumbles when he finds himself inviting her into his home. Soon, her mark is all over it and him, and his emotional walls quickly lose the fight to stay upright.

Chloe is forever grateful that Beck came along when he did. He’s been more than a friend in her time of need; in a short space of time, he’s become a confidant, a cheerleader and one of her biggest supporters. As their friendship/relationship deepens, Chloe finds that what she always needed is in him, but they want different things. A scandal brought them together, but the past could tear them apart.

I enjoyed this book. It’s heartfelt and steamy at the same time. Both families have deep, close family bonds that are evident in their interactions with each other. It makes me even more eager to read book 1 and I look forward to reading the other Kingston family stories.

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. 
 
Carly loves social media and interacting with her readers. 
 
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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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#ReleaseBlitz: Broody Brit by @Naima_Simone ~ 4.5 stars

Title: Broody Brit
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: Naima Simone
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 27, 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.
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Dear Axel,
It is incredibly stupid to write this text while I’m drunk. But what’s the saying? No gain, no pain. Or, no pain, no shame… Whatever. You know what I mean. And let’s face it. There’s no way I would be doing this if I was stone-cold sober. But since I’m plastered? To hell with it.
I want you.
I know. Crazy, right? Not only am I your temporary roommate but I’m a chatty nurse from Providence with an impeccable bedside manner and secrets. You’re a broody, commitment-phobe sculptor from England who communicates in grunts and single syllables. Not to mention, you’re returning home in several weeks. And yet, from the moment you dragged me for being a Swiftie, I’ve wanted to climb you like my personal jungle gym.
There’s no future for us. I’m not even sure I like you half the time. But that doesn’t stop me from hungering for those same hands that bend and shape metal to bend and shape me. So in all my drunken glory, I guess what I’m trying to say is if you want me, I’m yours. For the next few weeks until you return across the pond and we resume our lives as before. No strings. No demands. No regrets.
So meet me in the kitchen where all this started.
Or don’t.
It’s your decision.
Not that it matters. It’s not like I’m going to do something monumentally dumb like hit send on this text.
–Zenobia
Broody Brit is a roommates/opposites attract/interracial romance inspired by British Bedmate.
PURCHASE LINKS
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited
REVIEW
So far, I have never not liked any book that I’ve read that was authored by Naima Simone.

Axel Wright is haunted by the past, so he seeks refuge in his art. He’s in the US only for a few months, with plans to retreat to England to continue life as he usually does. But Zenobia Hester is a bright spot in his world that he didn’t get warned of beforehand. Though he knows it’s a bad idea to get involved, he just can’t help himself.

Zenobia’s life isn’t exactly peachy when she and Axel meet. Being forced to share a house with a broody, withdrawn man isn’t quite in her plans, either, but she sucks it up. But as they unwittingly get closer, she wonders if Axel will ever let her in completely, or if her heart would end up victim again.

I loved the way Naima delivers a sucker punch of feelings while simultaneously giving us delicious heat in this book. I got wrapped up in it and didn’t want to leave. I just wish the author had given us a little more of the couple at the end.

I wholeheartedly & unreservedly recommend this read. Zenobia’s internal monologue will crack you up, and Axel – the total package – will make you swoon.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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Published since 2009, USA Today Bestselling author Naima Simone loves writing sizzling romances with heart, a touch of humor and snark. Her books have been featured in The Washington Post and Entertainment Weekly, and described as balancing “crackling, electric love scenes with exquisitely rendered characters caught in emotional turmoil.”
 
She is wife to Superman, or his non-Kryptonian, less bullet proof equivalent, and mother to the most awesome kids ever. They all live in perfect, sometimes domestically-challenged bliss in the southern United States.
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#ReleaseBlitz: Shameless Stranger by Hollis Wynn ~ 3.5 stars

Title: Shameless Stranger
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: Hollis Wynn
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 20, 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.
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Most people have two lives – the one they actually live and the one they dream of. For me, it’s before and after. I was living my dream, and loving every minute of it. It only took an instant for everything to come crashing down. Now, instead of being the center of attention, I try to hide in plain sight. Instead of champagne and parties, I have my coffee and my journal. And that’s how I like it.
Until Benton Riggs enters the picture. I’m immediately drawn to him and his secrets- the main one being his Jekyll & Hyde personalities.
Mr. Push-and-Pull takes me on quiet romantic dates all over the city. Not only that, he owns half the places we go to. But just when I’m opening up to him, he pushes me away. It’s infuriating–and a little addicting.
I’m falling in love with an enigma… and sometimes the truth doesn’t set you free at all.
Shameless Stranger is a contemporary romance inspired by Stuck-Up Suit.
PURCHASE LINKS
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited
REVIEW
3.5 stars
This quirky read is one of the latest additions to the Cocky Hero Club series.

Blake Cameron has transitioned from a life of fame to one where only the closest to her know her new vocation. Hiding in plain sight, she finds her new life more satisfying than her previous one. When she repeatedly runs into Benton Riggs, she wonders if there’s any space in her life for a real-life romance with a man who is as busy as he seems to be.

While I enjoyed the overall arc of the story, I felt something was missing, especially as we get only Blake’s POV for the majority of the book. We don’t get a whole lot about Ben or his family, but we are immersed in Blake’s (they’re awesome, btw). But, Ben treats Blake royally – perfect book boyfriend material – and they had chemistry. We get cameos from other Cocky Hero Club heroines & heroes, but I still didn’t enjoy this read as much as I expected to.

Fans of slow burn romances will like this read and love their meet-cute.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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Hollis Wynn is a thirty-something gypsy who lives for adventure and calls home anywhere that she lays her head.
On her wanderings she can’t live without three things… music, books and her YorkiePoo, Boston!
Hollis has been writing stories for years and after successfully running the White Hot Reads blog, she finally gave in to her passion and took the publishing leap!
When she’s penning stories where life and love collide, you’ll find her desk covered in empty wine glasses, gluten free cupcake crumbs and multiple drafts of her latest WIP covered in ink (pink of course)!

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