#BlogTour: The Player’s Game by @AliceGaines ~ 3.5 stars

THE PLAYER’S GAME

by Alice Gaines
A Players’ Pact Novel
Publication Date: July 13, 2020
Genres: Adult, Entangled: Indulgence, Contemporary, Romance, Second Chance, Reunited Lovers

SYNOPSIS

I’ve got to admit, life is sweet these days. As a starting NFL quarterback, I do okay, and I haven’t been lacking for female companionship. But I’d give it all up in a heartbeat if I could get back the woman I loved and lost—my ex-wife, Katy.

Now I’m at a wedding, watching one of my best friends tie the knot. I’m happy for him—really. I just wish things had turned out better when I’d taken that walk down the aisle. Still, those days are over.

I’m on my way up to my room when I run into my ex in the elevator. It’s like karma. Has to be. Only she’s with some random guy, who’s getting a little too handsy for my liking. I can’t help myself—I have to say something. Something that ruins her night…and mine, too.

Now, I’m sitting alone in my hotel room, when suddenly, Katy’s at my door, complaining that I ruined her 30th birthday. Her solution—that I give her the night of sexual adventure I’d derailed in the elevator.

I never was very good at saying no to her…

Review

Grant & his ex-wife Katy can’t seem to forget each other. After running into each other on Katy’s birthday, they embark on a short affair to permanently lay to rest the lingering feelings between them, but find a second chance is all their hearts ever truly wanted.

I liked this read. It was pretty light and uncomplicated. I liked the way that Grant & Katy worked through their issues without too much drama & interference from outside forces. I would have liked to have more of their past to read about, though, so I could get more of a backstory of the couple.

I recommend this steamy, well-paced novel.

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

ABOUT ALICE GAINES

Alice Gaines lives in the San Francisco Bay Area in a fixer-upper house she never fixed up. Aside from writing and reading hot, hot romance, she loves cooking, knitting and crocheting, and her church. She has a pet corn snake named Casper. She’s insanely passionate about the funky soul band, Tower of Power.

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#ReleaseBlitz: Bad Wedding by @faberelise ~ #4stars

The white dress.
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The white dress.
The diamond ring.
The full church.
The . . . missing groom.Molly Miller had become a cliché when Jackson Davis left her at the altar, but she’d crawled back from the heartbreak and embarrassment and was living her dream of running a successful eatery in San Francisco.Well, good riddance. She didn’t need Jackson, or any other man in her life. She had Molly’s, her restaurant, she had her customers, and she finally had found some happy.Who cared that she had unanswered questions as to why Jackson had left? It didn’t matter. He’d gone and that was that. Moving on, grinding out one day in front of another, baking her way through her emotions and generally moving on with her life.

Until . . . one early morning Jackson walked through the front door of her restaurant.

And her whole world imploded.

Review

Four years after the most humiliating day of her life, Molly comes face-to-face with her runaway groom. Her anger and pain soon give way to other emotions as the past returns with a vengeance for them both.

I liked Molly as a heroine. She was the right amount of fierce. I liked that Jackson understood that he needed to let certain things go Molly’s way in his quest for a second chance, but he knew when to step in to take care of her, too.

I really enjoyed the suspense angle of this book. I like the twists and turns and the promise of more to come. I can’t wait for the next in the series and the spin-off.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

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About the Author:

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

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#CoverReveal by Roux Cantrell

Cover Design: Susie Poole Anderson @ Poole publishing

Roux Cantrell’s Played is an exhilarating fast paced ride, a sexy, emotional, contemporary romance written in K. Broomberg’s Driven Worlds project. 

River Wile lives by her own set of rules after spending the past seven years trying to move forward after suffering the loss of her brother. Now the prize is in her reach.

Johnny “Riot” Meniere tried hiding from his feelings of guilt, shame, and loss, but it caused him to hit rock bottom. Now, he’s fighting to find himself again and River is one of the things he wants back.

She followed her dreams to survive; he turned to another woman and whiskey. When they run into each other again during a race, sparks fly on and off the track.

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#ReleaseBoost: Cocky Protector by @AuthorKatMiz

Cocky Protector by Kat Mizera is now live!
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Life as a CIA operative might be exciting, but living under the radar gets lonely.

Meeting someone, much less having a relationship, is the most impossible mission of all.

There was someone… once. But she was looking for a white picket fence and I was headed for war.
Now, my years of service to my country are catching up with me and I’m ready for a change.
I just never expected that change to be Shannon, or that she would be in trouble.
The man in me can’t forget that damn kiss. The Marine in me is ready to protect her at all costs.
She might not want my help, but I’m not walking away this time.
Even if it won’t have the ending either of us were looking for…

About the Author:

USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author Kat Mizera is a South Florida native. Born in Miami Beach with a healthy dose of wanderlust, she’s called Los Angeles, Long Island, upstate New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Atlanta home. She’s never been able to pick which locale is her favorite, but if pressed, she’d probably choose the west coast.

A typical PTA mom with a wonderful and supportive husband (Kevin) and two amazing boys (Nick and Max), Kat can usually be found scrapbooking or indulging in her second love (after writing) – traveling. Greece is one of her favorite places in the world. She loves that Athens is a big city with a small-town feel. The food, beaches and culture keep her going back as often as possible.

Kat’s been a working freelance writer for nearly 30 years. She sold her first article–a review of a rock concert–for $10 in 1985. Since then she’s been an entertainment journalist, waitress, bartender, legal assistant, food critic, magazine editor, substitute teacher, and sports writer. She also spent some time working at A & M Records in Los Angeles.

As you can guess from her Las Vegas Sidewinders series, Kat loves hockey and occasionally writes articles about her favorite team, the Florida Panthers. The rest of the time, she writes novels: sexy, romantic fiction that she hopes makes you as happy as it makes her. There’s something enticing about hockey players and romance…

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#ReleaseBlitz: Cocky Protector by @AuthorKatMiz ~ 4 stars

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Life as a CIA operative might be exciting, but living under the radar gets lonely.

Meeting someone, much less having a relationship, is the most impossible mission of all.

There was someone… once. But she was looking for a white picket fence and I was headed for war.
Now, my years of service to my country are catching up with me and I’m ready for a change.
I just never expected that change to be Shannon, or that she would be in trouble.
The man in me can’t forget that damn kiss. The Marine in me is ready to protect her at all costs.
She might not want my help, but I’m not walking away this time.
Even if it won’t have the ending either of us were looking for…

Review

This is a sweet second chance romance.

Shannon has never forgotten Ace – the one who got away. He made one single night so special that the memory has never left her. Ten years later, he’s back, as handsome as ever, but in protector mode. Will their unplanned second chance work out?

This romance was very sweet. I also liked the twist that the author brought to the suspense angle. I had a smile on my face as I read the final page.

I enjoyed reading this book, and I recommend it.

I voluntarily read & reviewed an ARC of this book.

About the Author:

USA Today Bestselling and award-winning author Kat Mizera is a South Florida native. Born in Miami Beach with a healthy dose of wanderlust, she’s called Los Angeles, Long Island, upstate New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Atlanta home. She’s never been able to pick which locale is her favorite, but if pressed, she’d probably choose the west coast.

A typical PTA mom with a wonderful and supportive husband (Kevin) and two amazing boys (Nick and Max), Kat can usually be found scrapbooking or indulging in her second love (after writing) – traveling. Greece is one of her favorite places in the world. She loves that Athens is a big city with a small-town feel. The food, beaches and culture keep her going back as often as possible.

Kat’s been a working freelance writer for nearly 30 years. She sold her first article–a review of a rock concert–for $10 in 1985. Since then she’s been an entertainment journalist, waitress, bartender, legal assistant, food critic, magazine editor, substitute teacher, and sports writer. She also spent some time working at A & M Records in Los Angeles.

As you can guess from her Las Vegas Sidewinders series, Kat loves hockey and occasionally writes articles about her favorite team, the Florida Panthers. The rest of the time, she writes novels: sexy, romantic fiction that she hopes makes you as happy as it makes her. There’s something enticing about hockey players and romance…

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Life as a CIA operative might be exciting, but living under the radar gets lonely.
Meeting someone, much less having a relationship, is the most impossible mission of all.

There was someone… once. But she was looking for a white picket fence and I was headed for war.
Now, my years of service to my country are catching up with me and I’m ready for a change.
I just never expected that change to be Shannon, or that she would be in trouble.
The man in me can’t forget that damn kiss. The Marine in me is ready to protect her at all costs.
She might not want my help, but I’m not walking away this time.
Even if it won’t have the ending either of us were looking for…

#BlogTour: Undisclosed by @LizaGaines ~ #5stars

About the Book:

Undisclosed by Liza Gaines

Series: A Public Relations Novel, Book 1

Publisher: self-published

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

Length (Print & Ebook): 75,000 words

Subgenre: Contemporary Romance

Warnings: accidental pregnancy, politics, cliffhanger

Order Links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B086R8T739

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

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

Book synopsis:

Gwen

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

Mac

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

Review

I need book 2 immediately!

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

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

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

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

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

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EXCERPT REVEAL

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

About the Author:

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

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

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#CoverShare: Cocky Protector by @AuthorKatMiz

Cocky Protectors by Kat Mizera releases on June 28th!A Cocky Hero Club Production
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Life as a CIA operative might be exciting, but living under the radar gets lonely.
Meeting someone, much less having a relationship, is the most impossible mission of all.

There was someone… once. But she was looking for a white picket fence and I was headed for war.
Now, my years of service to my country are catching up with me and I’m ready for a change.
I just never expected that change to be Shannon, or that she would be in trouble.
The man in me can’t forget that damn kiss. The Marine in me is ready to protect her at all costs.
She might not want my help, but I’m not walking away this time.
Even if it won’t have the ending either of us were looking for…

#ExcerptReveal: Loner by @harloerae

 

LONER by Harloe Rae
Release date: June 11th

 

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Blurb:
“Everyone deserves a chance to be rescued.”

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

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

As if the odds are ever on my side.

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

Excerpt:

“I almost forgot,” Keegan quips. “I’m mad at you.”

“Why? What the hell did I do?”

She crosses her arms, giving me a generous visual of ample cleavage. “What didn’t you do?”

That’s fair. My list of crimes is quite long from the few instances we’ve previously clashed. But there’s no sense giving her all of that ammunition. “Tell me why you’re pissed.”

Another stab to my chest. “You’re turning my daughter against me. All she wants to do is visit your garage. I can’t get a moment’s peace.”

“Really? Huh. That’s cute.” The ice around my heart chips ever so slightly. I rub at the sting.

“Sure is, except we”—she motions between us—“don’t get along.”

“Maybe we can change that.”

She huffs out an indignant exhale. “I was willing to be nice. You weren’t.”

There’s no way I can argue that. I lift my cap, adjusting it to rest higher. Keegan should see how fucking serious I am. “I don’t want to fight.”

“Oh? Since when?”

I move forward, towering into her personal space. “Now.”

Her breath hitches. Yeah, she’s with me. “You’re very chatty all of a sudden.”

I scowl. “Talking isn’t my issue. It’s the people I don’t like.”

“Yet you stomped into a packed bar without issue.”

“Fuck that. There are plenty of problems with this situation. You don’t happen to be one of them.”

An easy grin softens her features. “Wow, that’s almost nice.”

I glare at the brick wall behind her. “Don’t get used to it.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

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

 

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#Audio #BlogTour: Fighting For Faith by @AuthorAriaCole & Mila Crawford ~ 3.5 stars

Authors: Aria Cole and Mila Crawford

Narrators: Rachel Woods and Luke Parker

Length: 1 hours and 58 minutes

Series: Worth the Fight, Book 3

Released: Apr. 21, 2020

Publisher: Aria Cole

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Synopsis

Now a Top 100 Best Seller on Amazon!

Being infatuated with my childhood best friend was a beautiful curse. 

Our lives were an uphill struggle against every odd, but as long as we had each other…we had everything. Then it was all gone. 

Now I’ve built my life to perfection yet still yearning for that boy I used to know. Then one night, through a chance encounter, I see him. 

Riot James. 

He’s an MMA fighter with a beastly body, roped and corded with muscle and gleaming with sweat. His nose, reminiscent of a Roman gladiator, was bent a little like it’s been broken. A few times. 

It rattles me the way his intensely dark gaze lingers with mine. 

He’s familiar, determined, damaged, and there’s no escaping him. 

But with Riot, nothing is what it seems, and in the span of a single heartbeat, my perfect life is turned inside out. 

Again.

Review

A quick, steamy listen, Fighting For Faith reunites childhood best friends Jamie & Laura.

When they meet after so many years, it as if they never were separated. Now going by the names Riot & Faith in an attempt to lay their pasts to rest, the couple sets about relearning each other against the backdrop of the biggest fight of Riot’s pre-UFC career. Riot’s trainer, who also turns out to be Faith’s Uncle Lewis is the couple’s biggest obstacle.

It was endearing the way that Faith & Riot had both thought that they were each other’s ‘The One’ from adolescence, and decided to keep searching for each other until they were back together again. I enjoyed the epilogues, which gave us a glimpse into their lives up to a couple decades later.

I must say that the narration was done well. I liked the intonations and the way narrators seemed to immerse themselves in the plot.

This is a fun listen that I recommend.

I reviewed a complimentary copy of this audiobook.

About the Author: Aria Cole

Aria Cole is the pen name of an Amazon Top 20 and USA Today bestselling author who published her first book in 2012 and began writing contemporary romance long before that. Her books always feature possessive alpha men and the sassy, curvy, nerdy heroines who love them, along with a healthy dose of irresistible insta-love and happily-ever-afters sweet enough to make your teeth ache.

Follow Aria on Amazon for new release updates, or stalk her on social to see which daring book boyfriend she’s writing next!

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About the Author: Mila Crawford

Mila Crawford loves romance, especially dirty short stories that are safe and have a happy ending. So she decided to start writing her own.

What can you expect from her books? No cheating, no OW/OM drama, always celibate or virgin characters, and of course a HEA … An all around SAFE book!

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