Dear Jane – Book Review

Title: Dear Jane
Author: Kendall Ryan

Pages: 296
Publication Date: October 15, 2018
Rating: 5 stars
**Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy to review**
Synopsis (from Goodreads): I broke her heart ten years ago and left town.

She hates me, and rightly so. It doesn’t matter that the rest of the country loves me, that I’m a starting quarterback with a multimillion-dollar contract. Because when I look in the mirror, all I see is a failure who was too young—and too afraid—to fight for what I wanted.

But I’m not that guy anymore, and all I need is one shot to convince her.

***

He has no idea what happened after he left. And now I’m supposed to work alongside him like we don’t have this huge, messy history?

But I’m older now, wiser, and I won’t let anything stand in my way of doing a good job for this league. Not even one overpaid, arrogant player who thinks we’re going to kiss and make up.

News flash, buddy: I am over you.
Thoughts: This was such a quick read! I was super invested in the characters and their story. Kendall Ryan is a master of writing amazing romance. This was such a sweet and sexy read. I would highly recommend this and any other Kendall Ryan novels!

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I broke her heart ten years ago and left town.

She hates me, and rightly so. It doesn’t matter that the rest of the country loves me, that I’m a starting quarterback with a multimillion-dollar contract. Because when I look in the mirror, all I see is a failure who was too young—and too afraid—to fight for what I wanted.

But I’m not that guy anymore, and all I need is one shot to convince her.

***
He has no idea what happened after he left. And now I’m supposed to work alongside him like we don’t have this huge, messy history?

But I’m older now, wiser, and I won’t let anything stand in my way of doing a good job for this league. Not even one overpaid, arrogant player who thinks we’re going to kiss and make up.

News flash, buddy: I am over you.

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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She’s a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she’s appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

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Dangerous Exes – Book Review

Title: Dangerous Exes

Author: Rachel Van Dyken

Publisher: Skyscape

Publication Date: October 30, 2018

Pages: 318

Rating: 5 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Isla made one teeny little mistake. Now she and her PI company, Dirty Exes, are being targeted by one seriously angry and furiously sexy ex-quarterback. Jessie freakin’ Beckett. But there’s no way some NFL superhunk is going to take her business away. If only he didn’t make her so hot—and bothered.

Jessie wants payback for a ruined reputation. His plan? Top secret. His hard-to-hide arousal for Isla? Not so much. Especially when they let down their guards and sneak a kiss. Like any juicy scandal, it goes so viral, so fast, that only a good lie can combat the bad press. Mortal enemies in a fling? No way. Um…this is love!

Actually…could it be?

Isla’s not faking it. Jessie can’t. As the game of let’s pretend gets real, Jessie forgets all about revenge. That’s the problem. His plan is already out of his control. Now it could undo everything they’ve been trying to build. Coming clean may be the only thing that can save it.

Thoughts: I didn’t realize this was the second book in the story, and I will be picking it up soon, but this was a great standalone. I felt so bad for Jessie and I felt awful for him, the same goes for Isla. I wish I could have been there for them. I loved how they both started to connect when neither of them wanted to. I would highly recommend. 

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Off the Ice – Book Review

Title: Off the Ice

Author: L. P. Dover

Publisher: L.P. Dover LLC

Publication Date: October 16, 2018

Rating: 5 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis (from Goodreads): He’s always made the scoring plays, both on and off the ice, but this time he has a new goal … the one for Meghan’s heart.

I’m Justin Davis, all-star center for the Charlotte Strikers. For years, I chased the spotlight, not only with hockey, but through television as well. That’s why I decided to play the bachelor on Rich and Single. Unfortunately, I was stuck with a fake fiancée from hell who I couldn’t stand to be around. Now that our contract is up, I’m allowed to do whatever I want, with whoever I want. I plan to take full advantage of my newfound freedom.

After being on the show, people don’t recognize me for hockey anymore, even with just winning the Stanley Cup for my team. That’s why I’m spending the off season in a remote cabin in Wyoming where the chances of people knowing me are slim. Space is what I need, but when a down to earth beauty needs help on her ranch, I can’t resist. Meghan Taylor is exactly what I’ve been looking for, even though I’m not the kind of man she wants.

Getting her to see the real me has its challenges, but the more time I spend with her, the easier it is for her to see that I’m not the same guy she knows from TV. Being away from the media is one thing, but as soon as I’m back in the spotlight, I’m afraid it’ll change what we have. I don’t want to lose her, but I also can’t hide away in Wyoming forever. It’s a choice I’m not ready to make.

Thoughts: I didn’t know this was a series until after I finished it, but it definitely can be read as a standalone. I loved the connection between these two characters. Justin is such a great male character, he is the most genuine character that I have read about. I can’t wait to pick up the rest of the series!

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Perfectly Inappropriate – Book Review

Title: Perfectly Inappropriate

Author: Stacey Kennedy

Publisher: Loveswept

Publication Date: November 27, 2018

Pages: 203

Rating: 5 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Olivia Watts knows that her problems are painfully average. She got engaged, and her fiancé cheated. She gave up on her dream job—street photographer—and settled on a more practical one: graphic designer. She scrimped and saved to buy a home, only to realize how empty it was. So when Olivia hears about an exclusive dating app that matches subs with highly trained doms, she does something she never thought she’d do in a million years: She signs up. The last thing she expects to find is a man whose sizzling touch reawakens the woman she used to be. . . .

Noah Grant has no time for relationships. His sole purpose is to win reelection. That’s why he pays a premium to the discreet app that satisfies all his dark desires. But after sweet, innocent Olivia is vetted and arrives for their week together in his penthouse, it’s blatantly clear that she’s running from her demons. Noah’s more than willing to be her escape—until their emotions get tangled up in their games. Now, to become worthy of Olivia’s heart, Noah will have to prove that he’s more than a fantasy.

Thoughts: This was not at all what I was expecting when I picked this up. I was expecting a fluffy read but this was a lot more serious than that. Noah was an interesting character that I was not expecting, but I was surprised by how easily he could take control with a flip of a switch. I really loved Olivia’s character, and I really felt for her going through. I was also interested that her new profession is photography and I was thought that was really cool.

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Lawbreaker – Book Review

Title: Lawbreaker

Author: Kat Bastion and Stone Bastion

Publisher: Kat Bastion and Stone Bastion

Publication Date: September 17, 2018

Pages: 522

Rating: 4 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Raised on the streets, Shay Morgan yearns for a real family, where love is unconditionally offered—even when trust doesn’t come easy. Before that day arrives, she trespasses and steals in order to provide for the few people who’ve gone out of their way to protect her.

Born to privilege, Ben Bishop loathes his family for the despicable things they’ve done, and not done. He vows to be different, play by the rules, do the right thing. Building a thriving nightclub with those who share his values dominates his world.

One explosive night at his bar, Loading Zone, changes everything. For both of them. Forever.

A dance of opponents commences as they thwart with suspicion, start to trust, then sidestep to protect themselves from a fatal blow. Until they soon wonder if they’ve been fighting for the same side all along.

As they begin to open their hearts, they up the stakes with a one-week pact. She shows him the power in breaking the law. He demonstrates the virtue of following it.

Then a far-reaching crime is suddenly exposed—that his family committed. And for one chance moment, Shay and Ben hold the key to right the wrong, correct the injustice. But at what cost?

Will they be able to return from the other side together? Or will their differences tear them apart?

Flirting with danger…has never been so tempting. 

Thoughts: This was not quite what I was expecting when I requested it. With that said I still enjoyed it. Although I felt like I wasn’t getting anywhere, while I was reading it. I enjoyed Ben and Shay’s connection, it wasn’t like anything I’d read before. The story as a whole was something I had never read before. This is one of those books you need to read for yourself to see if you would like it. 

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Hot for His Girl – Book Review

Title: Hot for His Girl

Author: Rachel Blaufeld

Publisher: Rachel Blaufeld Publishing

Publication Date: October 1, 2018

Pages: 231

Rating: 5 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis(from Goodreads): Andonia “Andi” Schwartz is the kind of gal you love to hate. Snarky, skinny, and jaded, Andi’s goodness lies hidden beneath her sharp edges. But it’s there . . . this independent single mom has it going on.

Reid Fellows is a lovable dude. Bespectacled tenure-track statistics professor by day, shirtless blogger by night, he’s a catch on paper and easy on the eyes.

Andi wields her power and unruly commentary from behind her laptop as the anonymous proprietor of The UnAffectionate Blogger. Reid’s blog, Grill and Groom, began on a dare. Now, he regularly shows his abs of steel while grilling.

He may love this gig more than his day job. She needs her page views and advertisers to support her daughter. Until the two meet and spin a web online and IRL . . . in real life.

What happens when two bloggers fall for each other?
A new blog is born.

Thoughts: This was really amazing! I loved the entire book, from the storyline to characters to their connection, everything was amazing! I would highly recommend that you read this. If you’re in need of a happy ending book this is for you. There wasn’t anything not to like.

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Keeping Him – Book Review and Giveaway!

Jackson Bishop is your typical playboy.

Unpredictable, charming, and overly confident.

Growing up in Texas, the ranch life is all he’s ever known. Horses and late night partying are his lifestyles, and all the local girls know it too. Riding lessons aren’t the only things taught at the stables, and he makes sure clients never leave unsatisfied. Everyone knows Jackson’s a wild card, but not everything is as it seems. He may be a womanizer on the surface, but he’s hiding deep feelings about the one who’s had his heart since he was a teen. Unfortunately, it’s not as simple as roping her in and claiming her as his.

Kiera Young is well-known for her sassy nature and outgoing personality. Though she’s one of the best horse trainers in the area, she’s never been able to tame her best friend and the man she’s secretly loved since she was fifteen—Jackson Bishop. She’s waited years for him to confess his true feelings but as time goes on, she decides she’s done waiting. Kiera finally meets a man who promises to give her the world, and when he pops the question, she says yes—knowing they’re both ready to settle down and start a family.

Even if her heart beats for another man.

Jackson’s certain he’s lost Kiera for good and has no one to blame but himself. However, on the day of her wedding, he can’t bring himself to watch the woman he loves to walk down the aisle to someone else. Kiera’s already having second thoughts and knows she can’t get married without his support. It’s not until she’s at the altar that she realizes she can’t let Jackson go and will do whatever it takes to keep him—even if it means running out on her own wedding.

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Thoughts:

What a fantastic read! This is by far my favorite out of the series! All of the Bishop brothers are wonderful, but Kiera and Jackson’s story has been a long time coming. They have pretty much had each other’s heart since they were 15. I absolutely love this, and I wasn’t expecting how this story turned out or the things that happen. I loved Jackson and although his reasons aren’t great for not getting with Keira back in the day, he is still a great character! This is such a bittersweet book. I am super happy to read it, but now the series is over! I need more Bishop brothers! I would love to see the all of the Bishops kids grown up and have their chance at love.

**Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy to review**

Snatched – Book Review

Title: Snatched 

Author: Cathleen Ross

Publisher: Entangled Publishing 

Publication Date: September 17, 2018

Pages: 200

Rating: 4 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis(from Goodreads): Club Enforcer Troy DeLance is hellbent on revenge—eye-for-an-eye and all that—so he kidnaps his prospect’s sister as payback for a betrayal. If he has to tie Stacey Martin to his bed to make sure she stays, so be it. All the better if she likes it.

Stacey will do anything to save her brother. Even if it means surrendering in ways she never imagined to her beastly kidnapper. But as their relationship heats up neither realizes that someone else is plotting a far more deadly payback…

Thoughts: This was not what I was expecting, but I really enjoyed it. This is different but a comfortable read for me. I really loved the MC aspect and Troy’s personality. I also enjoyed the family togetherness, even if they aren’t related. I laughed at some of Troy’s antics to scare Stacey. I wish that there was more to the conclusion, I felt that it ended abruptly.

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A Kiss Like This – Book Review

Title: A Kiss Like This 

Author: Sara Ney

Publisher: Sara Ney LLC

Publication Date: May 31, 2015

Pages: 321

Rating: 5 stars

Synopsis(from Goodreads): ABIGAIL DARLINGTON IS AWKWARD…

She will never be “that” girl. You know the one: that girl on campus, confident in her own skin. Always saying the right things. Putting herself out there. Knows how to talk to a guy without stammering.

Nope. Shy but clever, and easily embarrassed, Abby is fine being the wallflower in her circle of outgoing, beautiful friends; she would rather read about a sexy book boyfriend than actually have a live, breathing one.

…BUT CALEB LOCKHART IS WORSE.

Star goaltender for the University’s hockey team, Caleb is quiet and broody, preferring the solitude of his orderly, regimented life. He doesn’t like, or need people—and plans to keep it that way. One more year left of hockey and he’ll be long gone.

AWKWARD NEVER LOOKED SO GOOD.

Both their lives change the day that Abigail falls for Caleb. Well, falls directly on top of him, to be accurate. Because sometimes we don’t settle into love.

We fall there. 

Thoughts: This is my favorite out of all the books in this series! I love the awkwardness and quirkiness of these characters. Caleb is like an awkward gentle giant and Abby is like an innocent shy girl. There is nothing I would change unless I could get more of it to read! I haven’t enjoyed a book quite like this one. I would laugh and I would be angry, but overall this was a fantastic read! I absolutely loved this!

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He Kissed Me First – Book Review

Title: He Kissed Me First

Author: Sara Ney

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services

Publication Date: November 27, 2018

Pages: 358

Rating: 5 stars

Synopsis(from Goodreads): “Trust me – If there’s one thing I’m not attracted to, it’s an arrogant, selfish and foul-mouth hockey player. I know what I want, and Matthew Wakefield isn’t it.” – Cecelia Carter

From the first moment they laid eyes on each other, all Cecelia Carter and Matthew Wakefield do is bicker. Fight. Even though he is her roommates brother, Cece just can’t stand the sight of him, and Matthew – well. He could never resist a challenge…

That can’t be a good combination, can it?
But sometimes, love happens when you least expect it.

Thoughts: Another great novel by Sara Ney! I would highly recommend you pick up this series. It has everything you could want and more. Cecelia and Mathew make such a good couple and I loved getting to see them grow together. I loved getting to see previous characters grow older and still be happy couples.

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Kissing In Cars – Book Review

Title: Kissing in Cars

Author: Sara Ney

Publisher: Amazon Digital Services

Publication Date: January 26, 2014

Pages: 231

Rating: 5 stars

Synopsis(from Goodreads): Will she, or won’t she… 

Studious and (mostly) sensible, the only thing Molly Wakefield wants to do is get through Senior Year and graduate. Well, that and hit the beach in her spare time. Okay, fine – and go shopping every once in a while for a new dress… (and who could blame her?)

And things are going according to plan – until the day she spies Weston McGrath, handsome star athlete and scholar, spying on her in study hall.

A tad creepy? Maybe.
Thrilling? Absolutely.

You see, Weston McGrath happens to be one guy no one can get close to.

Despite her best efforts to avoid it (because let’s face it – the guy isn’t exactly “boyfriend material”) Molly and Weston form a friendship.
And more…
Sort of.
But it’s a friendship that comes with a price – because Weston just cannot seem to stop screwing things up. Or saying all the wrong things. Possibly in that order…
And who has time for an 18-year-old “fixer-upper” that should know better?
Not Molly.
Or does she?

Thoughts: I loved this 2 years ago and I still love it now! This is a fantastic story with amazing characters. Every single part of this novel is phenomenal! I would highly recommend that you buy this and indulge. 

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Hot Winter Nights – Book Review

Title: Hot Winter Nights

Author: Jill Shalvis

Publisher: Avon

Publication Date: September 25, 2018

Pages: 256

Rating: 4 stars

**Thanks to Avon Publishing for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis(from Goodreads): Most people wouldn’t think of a bad Santa case as the perfect Christmas gift. Then again, Molly Malone, office manager at Hunt Investigations, isn’t most people, and she could really use a distraction from the fantasies she’s been having since spending the night with her very secret crush, Lucas Knight. Nothing happened, not that Lucas knows that–but Molly just wants to enjoy being a little naughty for once . . .

Whiskey and pain meds for almost-healed bullet wounds don’t mix. Lucas needs to remember that next time he’s shot on the job, which may be sooner rather than later if Molly’s brother, Joe, finds out about them. Lucas can’t believe he’s drawing a blank on his (supposedly) passionate tryst with Molly, who’s the hottest, smartest, strongest woman he’s ever known. Strong enough to kick his butt if she discovers he’s been assigned to babysit her on her first case. And hot enough to melt his cold heart this Christmas.

Thoughts: I was super surprised to get this book in the mail, and I couldn’t wait to read. It didn’t disappoint. The only thing I didn’t like about it, was how slow the beginning was other than that this was a read. It has really put me in the mood for Christmas and snow! I would highly recommend you buy this and snuggle up on the couch!

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Once Upon a Real Good Time – Book Review

Title: Once Upon a Real Good Time
Author: Lauren Blakely
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: September 10, 2018
Rating: 5 stars
**Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy to review**
Synopsis(from Goodreads): That smoking hot one-night stand with a former rock star?

Turns out he’s my son’s new teacher. Oops.

But I didn’t know that the night I met Campbell. All I knew was he played my body the same way he played a guitar — like he owned it.

My libido is still high-fiving me after being self-served for too many years, and we’re both ready for another night or two of fun, especially since we don’t just have chemistry in bed — we connect over everything.

That is, until I learn he’s the man who’ll be coming to my house twice a week to teach my son — the best music lessons money can buy.

Time to turn down the volume on our shenanigans. Only that’s easier said than done.

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I can rock a guitar solo in front of thousands, I can write chart-topping tunes, and I can absolutely stop thinking about my student’s mother naked.

After all, I’m a single parent too, and I know what it’s like to put your kid first. That’s what I do every damn day.

Trouble is, now that I’ve had Mackenzie, it’s hard — and I do mean hard — to stop wanting her. Harder too when I get to know her, and learn she’s an awesome mom, a great friend, and, oh yeah, she happens to get along perfectly with my daughter.

All we have to do is set some rules. No dating, no nookie when the kids are around, and no one gets hurt.

It’s all working out beautifully. Until we start breaking the rules, one by one.

Making music with her in the bedroom is easy. But will we be more than just a real good time when the music stops?
Thoughts: Another great romance from Lauren Blakely. This is such a feel-good romance, that will leave a smile on your face. I devoured Once Upon a Real Good Time, in a short few hours and enjoyed every moment. Campbell and Mackenzie have an immediate attraction, that is able to be felt through the pages. Campbell is such a sweet dad and it really adds to his appeal. Mackenzie’s relationship with her son and his father is one that seems so realistic that, you want to become part of their family. The way that these two families have become one, was fun to see and indulge in. I highly recommend you pick it up when it’s released.

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A Brand New Ending – Book Review

Title: A Brand New Ending 

Author: Jennifer Probst

Publisher: Montlake Romance

Publication Date: October 23, 2018

Pages: 324

Rating: 5 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Ophelia Bishop was a lovestruck teenage girl when she and Kyle Kimpton chased their dreams to Hollywood. Kyle’s dreams came true. Ophelia’s did not. When Kyle chose his career over their relationship, Ophelia returned home to rural New York to run the family’s B & B—wiser, and more guarded against foolish fantasies. Now Kyle has come crashing back into her life, and all her defenses are down.

Kyle can’t think of a better place to write his latest screenplay than his hometown. After all, that was where he met the heart of his inspiration—his first love. He knows the damage he’s caused Ophelia, and he wants a chance to mend their relationship. If anyone can prove to Ophelia that happy ever afters aren’t only for the movies, it should be him.

As much as Ophelia’s changed, she still has feelings for Kyle. But her heart has been broken before, and she knows that Kyle could run back to Hollywood at any time. She gave up her dreams once, but maybe she can dare to change her own love story…one last time. 

Thoughts: What a great continuation of the Stay series by Jennifer Probst! Both of these characters made for a fun read. They are opposites of each other, but complete and complement each other. Kyle was a super interesting character to get to read about, he has a lot to offer in the fictional world and the real world. Ophelia is an inspirational character for anyone who wants to go after your dreams, even years later. I can’t wait for the next novel to see Ophelia’s sister find her true love.

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August Wrap Up – 2018

I had another great reading month! I hate that since I’m back in school I won’t have nearly enough reading time. I hope you all had a good reading month. You can always share with me on Instagram or in the comments!

What I Read:

  • Wedding Surprise – Ann B. Harrison – 2 stars
  • A Seals Oath – Cora Seton – 4 stars
  • Love Like Ours – Melissa Foster – 5 stars
  • Lashed: A Bad Boy Romance – Carmen Faye – 4 stars
  • One to Hold – Tia Louise – 3 stars
  • Until We’re More – Cindi Madsen – 5 stars
  • Noose – Marata Eros – 4 stars
  • Knot – Marata Eros – 3 stars
  • Seals Bride – Vivian Wood – 4 stars
  • Charming her SEAL  – Kat Cantrell – 3 stars
  • Rose – Marata Eros – 3 stars
  • Rogue – Laura Marie Altom – 4 stars
  • Mafiosos Baby – Nichole Fox – 3 stars
  • Mobsters Baby – Nichole Fox – 3 stars
  • Taming Him – Kennedy Fox – 5 stars
  • Outlaws Baby – Nichole Fox – 3 stars
  • Bayside Heat – Melissa Foster – 5 stars
  • Exclusive/A Touch Of Heaven – Samantha Chase – 5 stars
  • Throttle Me – Chelle Bliss – 5 stars
  • Seduced by the Alpha – Kaycee Kline – 3 stars
  • A Little Big Rock – Lauren Blakely – 5 stars
  • Seduced by the Alpha – Kaycee Kline – 3 stars
  • Big Rock – Lauren Blakely – 5 stars
  • Big Stick – R. C. Stephens – 5 stars
  • Love and Other Secrets – Christina Mandelski – 4 stars
  • The Charm of You – Jennifer Probst – 5 stars
  • Puppy Love – A. Destiny – 3 stars
  • Liar – Stephanie St. Klaire – 5 stars
  • Needing Him – Kennedy Fox – 5 stars
  • Last Chance – Lauren Runow – 4 stars
  • Joy Ride – Lauren Blakely – 5 stars
  • Gravity – Lauren Runow – 4 stars
  • Most Irresistible Guy – Lauren Blakely – 5 stars
  • A Brand New Ending – Jennifer Probst – 5 stars

I really enjoyed most of the books I read this month and I hope you did too!

Chasing Him – Book Review

Title: Chasing Him

Author: Kennedy Fox 

Publisher: Kennedy Fox LLC

Publication Date: June 28, 2018

Rating: 5 stars

**Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis (from Goodreads): John Bishop isn’t your typical single dad.
Reserved, impatient, and utterly clueless.

Running the family’s bed and breakfast has many perks. Working long hours, picking up after the guests, and hearing couples going at it all night long aren’t any of them. Hooking up with girls who come to the ranch for horseback riding lessons? Best perk of them all.

That is until a baby shows up at his doorstep with a note claiming it’s his. Growing up on a ranch was anything but easy, but raising a newborn is proving to be the hardest task he’ll ever tackle. Leaving the bachelor life behind, his only priority is to hire a nanny who can teach him a thing or two about parenting — except he doesn’t anticipate her being gorgeous and quirky with an unhealthy football obsession.

Mila Carmichael has many talents — making balloon animals, creating origami art, and remaining in the friend zone. Often seen as one of the guys, she’s struck out more times than a rookie baseball player.

Seeking a new adventure, she flies to Texas to visit family and is offered a position she can’t refuse. Helping out a new dad should come easy to her, considering her past experience, but what she doesn’t anticipate is him being an attractive Southern temptation.

But that’s only the beginning.

While growing close to his family and falling madly in love with the baby girl who’s stealing their hearts, things are bound to get complicated. Everyone knows not to mix business with pleasure. That means no late movie nights, no stolen glances, and definitely no kissing behind closed doors. Too bad the universe has other plans — one that’ll threaten taking away the main thing that binds them together.

Thoughts: This was amazing! This series has only gotten better! Alex and Evan were great books and John was just good. Mila is such a sweet character and was a great nanny and a great figure to Maize. I am super excited for the next book and to see another Bishop boy find happiness! I would highly recommend this series and any of Kennedy Fox’s books.

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Love and Other Secrets – Book Review

Title: Love and Other Secrets

Author: Christina Mandelski

Publisher: Entangled Publishing LLC

Publication Date: September 3, 2018

Rating: 4 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley and publisher for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis (Goodreads): Star lacrosse player Alex “Kov” Koviak has it all. Or so everyone thinks. He’s real good at pretending his life is perfect…until he meets Bailey. The girl challenges him and pushes him and makes him laugh like he’s never laughed before. Their friendship is their little secret, and he’s happy to keep her to himself.

Between school, two jobs, and trying to get into NYU film school, Bailey Banfield has zero time for a social life. But then she meets Alex in her express lane at the grocery store, and their secret friendship becomes the only place she can breathe. She refuses to complicate that with more. No matter how charming Alex can be.

When Bailey decides to film outrageous promposals for her NYU application, she enlists Alex’s help to plan an over-the-top, epic promposal to someone else. Too bad the only prom date Alex wants anywhere near Bailey is him.

For a guy who seems to have it all, he’s about to lose the only thing he’s ever wanted.

Disclaimer: This Entangled Crush contains a cocky lacrosse player in over his head with his secret best friend, unexpected midnight kisses, swoon-worthy slow dancing, and movie-night cuddling that’ll make you ache. You’re going to want an Alex of your own!

Thoughts: This was a cute read! This would have been perfect around the actual prom season but it was still worth reading! There were cute characters and sceneries. I had to laugh out loud at all of Alex’s antics. I really enjoyed how short and sweet the novel was and it really fits in with the Entangled Publishing!

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Liar – Book Review

Title: Liar
Author: Stephanie St. Klaire
Publisher: The SSK Group
Publication Date: August 23, 2018
Rating: 5 stars
**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**
Synopsis(Goodreads): Fake it until you make it. That was the mantra Cori Dash chanted as she chased a big city dream. The more you tell people you’re on top of the world, the more they believe it – just like they believed the embellished image she sold them with her knock off designer facade. It wasn’t lying if the truth stood somewhere in the middle – and she didn’t get caught.

Dominic Blackthorne owned half of that big city…and a reputation. Rather than dispel rumors or show the world the real Nick, he let his own fake image run free. Until Cori Dash – the only person who told him exactly how it was, even if it stung.

When Cori is faced with her ex-fiance, now engaged to her ex-best friend, it’s game on. In her boldest move yet, she concocts her biggest lie to date by introducing the first handsome stranger that walks by as her new fiancé. Happy to play the part, Nick is already planning the fake wedding of her dreams.

You know what they say about lying – the truth always comes out – and it hurts. Especially when Cori finds out she isn’t the biggest Liar in this game, and she’s been out played.
Thoughts: Another knockout novel by Stephanie St. Klaire. She has amazing writing skills and is able to capture my attention to make me not want to do anything but read! These were such fun characters to read and learn about. From Cori’s down to earth personality and Dominic and his rich ways, a masterpiece!

Liar by Stephanie St. Klaire

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Fake it until you make it. That was the mantra Cori Dash chanted as she chased a big city dream. The more you tell people you’re on top of the world, the more they believe it – just like they believed the embellished image she sold them with her knock off designer facade. It wasn’t lying if the truth stood somewhere in the middle – and she didn’t get caught.

Dominic Blackthorne owned half of that big city…and a reputation. Rather than dispel rumors or show the world the real Nick, he let his own fake image run free. Until Cori Dash – the only person who told him exactly how it was, even if it stung.

When Cori is faced with her ex-fiance, now engaged to her ex-best friend, it’s game on. In her boldest move yet, she concocts her biggest lie to date by introducing the first handsome stranger that walks by as her new fiancé. Happy to play the part, Nick is already planning the fake wedding of her dreams.

You know what they say about lying – the truth always comes out – and it hurts. Especially when Cori finds out she isn’t the biggest Liar in this game, and she’s been out played.

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Stephanie St. Klaire is a Pacific Northwest native currently living in Portland, Oregon with her husband, five children, and two ferocious lap dogs that are used to the finer things in life like sleeping all day. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found with a plate full of taco’s, a side of bean dip, and probably some gummy bears while being a little bit hippy and a lot bit busy mom’ing and wife’ing.

When she’s not tossing around gritty crime show inspired serial killers and diabolical bad guys, she likes to make people pee their pants a little with a good romcom. Sometimes, her worlds collide, and she writes really funny stuff right before she kills people off on the pages! She loves murder and mayhem as much as a good laugh and HEA! That’s why she’s a die-hard Hallmark junky but loves her gritty crime shows – balance!

Stephanie has always been a story teller, with the gift of “gab”, and a life-long goal to be a writer. Unfortunate circumstances with her health, finally afforded her the time to do so. Irony at its best, she began writing her first novel at an adverse time, to escape her circumstance and explore the stories in her imagination for relief. She is happy to share those stories with her readers, and bring a little fun, entertainment, and of course smexy characters to the pages.

Follow Stephanie St. Klaire on Social media to learn more about her, how often she really eats taco’s, and to keep up with her work.

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Exclusive/A Touch of Heaven – Book Review

Title: Exclusive/A Touch of Heaven

Author: Samantha Chase

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Publication Date: November 6, 2018

Rating: 5 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis(from Goodreads): Exclusive
When little-known writer Taylor Scott is granted two weeks to interview a famous reclusive author, it’s the opportunity of a lifetime. So is the chance to rekindle her friendship with Mike Greene, who happens to be the author’s assistant. But as feelings deepen and time winds down, Taylor will have to choose between the story that could launch her career and an unexpected chance at love.

A Touch of Heaven
As Regan Amerson makes the emotional decision to sell their family home, her mother wins a home makeover from a reality TV show. Regan is furious, and jaded host Sawyer Bennett isn’t thrilled either. That is, until he meets Regan–and finds himself enamored by the fiercely independent beauty. She may want nothing to do with him, but Sawyer isn’t one to give up easily…

Thoughts: Exclusive/A Touch of Heaven- These were such fun reads, that are unique in their own ways while both still being amazing.  Samantha Chase kills it with romance novels. I haven’t met a Samatha Chase book that I didn’t like. All of these characters are super cute and have met such good people to be their other halves. 

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The Charm of You – Book Review

Title: The Charm of You
Author: Jennifer Probst
Publisher: Triple J Publishing
Publication Date: August 17, 2018
Rating: 5 stars
**Thanks to the publisher for sending me a copy to review**
Synopsis (from Goodreads): It Takes Three Simple Steps To Make a Guy Fall in Love with you…
Determination.
Seduction.
Charm.
Let the game begin…

Presley Cabot has come a long way from the overweight, awkward college student who fell hard for the gorgeous track star, Nolan Banks, only to be humiliated after their one night together. Now, she’s one of the billionaire badass owners of LWW Enterprises and has everything she’d ever wanted in life, leaving her past behind.
But when Nolan comes back into town, and doesn’t even recognize the girl he once destroyed, she decides to invoke her own personal revenge. The plan is simple—make him fall hard for her, then dump him. She transforms herself into his perfect woman using three simple steps to spin her web.
But she never planned on getting caught up in old feelings…and new promises…

Nolan Banks leaves Wall Street behind to open up a brewery in his small college town. Finally ready to carve out his life away from the dreams of his family, he never expected to find an immediate attraction to the sexy corporate mogul who challenges him at every step. He falls hard and fast, determined to show her they’re meant for each other, until the truth of their shared past shatters their fragile foundation. But Nolan is playing for higher stakes, and he’s not about to let Presley walk away without a fight. Can he convince her his feelings have nothing to do with the game rules, and everything to do with the woman she is?
Thoughts: This was such an inspirational and hilarious read! I really love Jennifer Probst writing and the way she portrays her characters. Her novels are up there with Samantha Chase and Melissa Foster. I got a good laugh out of the way these two characters interacted with each other. You are really able to see the character growth in The Charm of You. This was another great novel by Jennifer and I can’t wait to see what else she will write in the future!

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Synopsis:

It Takes Three Simple Steps To Make a Guy Fall in Love with you…
Determination.
Seduction.
Charm.
Let the game begin…

Presley Cabot has come a long way from the overweight, awkward college student who fell hard for the gorgeous track star, Nolan Banks, only to be humiliated after their one night together. Now, she’s one of the billionaire badass owners of LWW Enterprises and has everything she’d ever wanted in life, leaving her past behind.
But when Nolan comes back into town, and doesn’t even recognize the girl he once destroyed, she decides to invoke her own personal revenge. The plan is simple—make him fall hard for her, then dump him. She transforms herself into his perfect woman using three simple steps to spin her web.
But she never planned on getting caught up in old feelings…and new promises…

Nolan Banks leaves Wall Street behind to open up a brewery in his small college town. Finally ready to carve out his life away from the dreams of his family, he never expected to find an immediate attraction to the sexy corporate mogul who challenges him at every step. He falls hard and fast, determined to show her they’re meant for each other, until the truth of their shared past shatters their fragile foundation. But Nolan is playing for higher stakes, and he’s not about to let Presley walk away without a fight. Can he convince her his feelings have nothing to do with the game rules, and everything to do with the woman she is?

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EXCERPT:

She’d known all along he’d lied about his identity in order to secure this appointment. Admiration flowed through him, along with a strange punch in his gut that urged him closer. The spicy scent of orange blossoms and clove filled the air, making him want to breathe deeper. “How did you know?” he asked, stopping on the opposite side of the monstrous espresso structure that held two oversized monitors, dozens of papers, and a toppling pile of books. “I thought I covered my tracks nicely.”

She gave a half shrug and reached for her Starbucks cup, seemingly already bored with his conversation. “You’re predictable.”

Male pride stung, he still couldn’t help laughing. Why did he have to be attracted to a woman who gave him shit? Would be so much easier to find a more complacent partner for an affair. Unfortunately, Nolan knew it was way too late for him. He was officially smitten. “Then I’ll have to up my game.”

Another shrug. “Maybe you have no game left.” She sipped her coffee and studied him, those stunning eyes shielding her secrets. He ached to know every detail about this woman, but knew he’d have his work cut out for him.

“Come to lunch with me and find out.”

She tilted her head. Tapped her index finger again those bee stung lips as if considering. “Why?”

Her question delighted him. “Because the moment you walked into my brewery I haven’t been able to get you off my mind.”

“How sweet.” She fluttered her lashes. “Too bad I forgot you the moment I walked out of your brewery.”

He dropped into the chair opposite the massive desk and hooked his foot over his knee. He made no attempt to hide his naked admiration for those amazing legs or the brazen way she challenged him to go and try. Her foot flexed, lifting the spiked heel, and those sleek muscles clenched under golden skin. His dick practically wept and got strangled in his jeans. “Ouch. What if I confessed you were the first woman in a long while to intrigue me?”

“Yeah? What intrigues you so much?”

He warmed up to the topic. “Besides your rapier wit, and superior intelligence? Your eyes. When I look into your eyes, I seem to lose track of time. I don’t want to be anywhere else.”

Was it possible she actually looked bored with his compliment? She gave a long-suffering sigh, regarding him like he was mentally challenged. “Please tell me you have better things in your arsenal. And you better upgrade from that Peter Gabriel song because it’s been overdone. I spend every Saturday with a personal trainer who makes me throw up for fun, so I really don’t want to hear about my pretty eyes or wit. Go ahead and bring it. Tell me I have a slamming body and get creative, dude, or I’m throwing you out and you won’t get another chance to bang me.”

God, she was magnificent.

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Jennifer Probst

Jennifer Probst – Bio:
Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.
She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon’s Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at http://www.jenniferprobst.com.

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Love Like Ours – Book Review

Title: Love Like Ours

Author: Melissa Foster

Publisher: Montlake Romance

Publication Date: September 11, 2018

Pages: 252

Rating: 5 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis(from Goodreads): Talia Dalton lives her life on cruise control. Despite her successful career as a professor, she prefers protecting her broken heart to taking chances. She’s calm, cool, collected, and steady. Until the morning she takes her eyes off that familiar road and almost runs over the sexiest man she’s ever seen. It may not be the best way to start the day, but it might be the type of shake-up she needs.

Male dancer Derek Grant has goals, and nothing is going to get in the way of achieving them. As a graduate student and the sole caretaker of his ailing father, he hasn’t much time for relationships. Then Talia crashes into his life. Sweet, pretty—and so buttoned-up that he can’t wait to help her cut loose.

For Derek, falling in love was a beautiful accident waiting to happen. And it might be exactly what Talia needs—if she’s willing to let go of the past and embrace every surprise Derek has to offer.

Thoughts: This was a super pleasing read and I loved every page. I recently started reading Melissa Foster and I have loved all of the books I have read. This one definitely didn’t disappoint. Derek is such an awesome character and has a quality that all characters should retain. It’s very refreshing to see such great qualities in these characters. 

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Big Stick – Book Review

Title: Big Stick

Author: R. C. Stephens

Publisher: Entangled Publishing LLC

Publication Date: September 17, 2018

Rating: 5 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Hockey is my life. And it’s a great one. There’s an endless line of women, and I get to hang with my best friend Oli. Everything is perfect until she shows up. Oli’s twin sister, Flynn…hates my guts. I don’t blame her. I’m part of one of the worst nights of her life.

Now she’s next door and seeing her every day is killing me slowly. I wonder if we can ever get back to being friends. The way she looks at me sometimes, well, let’s just say my hockey stick isn’t the only thing that’s feeling hard these days.

But if she finds out the secrets I’m keeping, forgiveness will be the last thing on her mind.

Thoughts: This was such a sweet read. The whole atmosphere that surrounded this book was adorable and heartfelt. It was nice to see these characters being vulnerable and being able to overcome the obstacles that have come their way.  Fylnn is such an empowering character, and she is a force to be reckoned with. Myles is equally as cute and treats Flynn how she should be treated. It’s also nice to see the family relationship and how Oli would do anything for his sister and vice versa. I’m a sucker for sports and a hockey romance, and this was just the thing to quench my thirst for this genre. 

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Needing Him – Book Review

Title: Needing Him

Author: Kennedy Fox 

Publisher: Kennedy Fox LLC

Publication Date: April 17, 2018

Pages: 398

Rating: 5 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis (Goodreads): Evan Bishop is your typical hotshot doctor.
Hardass, brooding, and all business.

Instead of working on the family ranch, Evan broke the mold and became an ER doctor.
He’s good with his hands—in more ways than one—smart as a whip and is the definition of God’s gift to women. Being a gentleman is in his Southern roots, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t flawed. Exclusive dating has never been a top priority and his tragic past makes him stay at arm’s length. Deciding to let loose for a wild night, he takes a page from the Bishop brother’s relationship book and hooks up with a mysterious girl he’ll never have to see again, which is perfect for this self-proclaimed bachelor.

Emily Bell is a city girl through and through but is determined to get away from her family and past. All she wants is a fresh start and to make a name for herself in the medical field. No random hookups and no dating coworkers—that’s her new motto after being burned time and again. When she agrees to attend a wedding as a plus-one, she’s soon ditched and left to drink solo—but not for long. Mr. Suit is the ultimate temptation with his Southern charm, messy blond hair, and irresistible sex appeal. Everything about him screams bad news, but he makes her reconsider her rules just for one night.

After all, some rules are made to be broken.

They want the same thing—one night of passion then they’ll go their separate ways. No cuddling afterward. No next day phone calls. No awkward goodbyes. Too bad the universe has other plans—one that’ll be obvious when they report to work on Monday morning.

Thoughts: This was freaking fantastic! Kennedy’s books are like candy, you can’t stop once you start! I am loving this series and this next installment was not a letdown. I loved every second of Needing Him, and I was very shocked at the ending. I held many emotions and theories and was disappointed that I didn’t have the next book in front of me. This is a read that you will NEED to pick up the next one as soon as possible. 

Needing Him by Kennedy Fox

Taming Him – Book Review

Title: Taming Him

Author: Kennedy Fox

Publisher: Kennedy Fox LLC

Publication Date: January 30, 2018

Pages: 396

Rating: 5 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Alex Bishop is your typical cowboy.
Charming, sexy, and wears a panty-melting smirk.

Working on the ranch helped build his solid eight-pack and smoking body. He’s every girl’s wet fantasy, and he knows it too. Alex doesn’t follow the rules of your typical playboy bachelor. After wining and dining his dates and giving them the best night of their lives, he always sends flowers and calls the next day—even if it’s to say, let’s just be friends. His mama taught him manners after all, and his Southern blood knows how to be a gentleman. Still, that isn’t enough to tame the wildest of the Bishop brothers.

River Lancaster has finally met the man of her dreams. Too bad after six months of romantic bliss, she finds out he’s married. With a broken heart and blind rage, she books herself a ticket to Key West, Florida. Tired of cheaters and liars, she’s set on escaping to forget he ever existed. Who needs a man when there’s an all-you-can-drink margarita bar, anyway? That’s what she tells herself until she bumps into the right guy who can make all those bad memories disappear.

Even if it’s only temporarily.

Two weeks on the beach is what they both need. No strings attached, no expectations, no broken hearts. Too bad the universe has other plans—one that’ll change the entire course of their lives in just nine short months.

Thoughts: This was amazing! I can’t express enough of how fantastic of a book this is. Kennedy Fox is a mastermind and created a masterpiece. This novel turned out to be more than I could have imagined. I would highly, highly, recommend that this be put in your cart and on your TBR shelf. 

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Harbinger – Giveaway and Blog Tour

EIRIK LACHLAN – CHARACTER DISCUSSION
Just like with Kiran of the original Dragonrider Chronicles series, Eirik was one of those side-characters that stole the show and took on a life of his own. From his dorky sense of humour, sad attempts at flirting, sibling-like relationship with Jenna, and humble opinion of himself—he grew on me very quickly. He’s the jokester of Jenna’s batch of dragonrider comrades, and was her partner in training at the academy. I don’t normally keep my deleted scenes, but I do have a block of dialogue that was cut from the book between Eirik, Jenna, and Jaevid. It was just too funny to throw out!
“Did she tell you? Jenna and I were in dragonrider training together at the Academy,” Eirik went on as he showed us into the sitting room. “I was her first sparring partner. There I am, fresh as a spring daisy on my first day of combat training, thinking I’ve got the upper hand on all these rookies because my family has dragonriders four generations deep. And I look across the sparring circle to see this absolutely lovely girl. I thought it was a joke, at first! Then she comes barreling at me, eyes blazing like a rabid wolf, and the next thing I know I’m waking up in the infirmary with a dislocated shoulder. We’ve been friends ever since.”
“We’ve all heard this story before,” Haldor groaned, rubbing his forehead. “Many, many times.”
“He hasn’t!” Eirik walled over and dropped into a chair close to the hearth.
I flashed Jaevid a look, unable to keep a smirk from wriggling over my lips. “Don’t let him scare you. I only dislocate the shoulders of men who try to grab my breasts during a sparring match and call it an ‘accident’.”
Eirik’s face went red as his eyes went as round as saucers. “It was! And I did not grab them! They just happened to be in the way when—“
“I’m sorry, what? You went straight for them!” I grabbed his ear and gave it a playful yank as I went past.
Haldor groaned and shook his head.
“A grab is a grab,” Calem agreed, his expression still eerily serene.
Eirik put his face in his hands. “Stop… it was an accident. Really, it was. You’re making me out to be a complete scoundrel in front of Jaevid.”

HARBINGER BY NICOLE CONWAY BLOG TOUR

Tour Date:
August 13-24, 2018

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Harbinger (Dragonrider Legacy #2)
by Nicole Conway
Publisher: Month9Books
Publication Date: August 14, 2018


Victory is written in the blood of the brave. As the armies of the Tibran Empire continue to march across Maldobar, a path of scorched destruction and despair is left in their wake. Even with the formidable princess, Jenna Farrow, leading the charge, the strength of the dragonriders is waning. Tibran victory appears inevitable—especially after Princess Jenna and Prince Aubren are taken hostage by the infamous Lord Argonox. Separated from her brother and tortured for information, Princess Jenna refuses to bend to the iron will of Argonox. But her strength and resolve may only last so long. Held prisoner in his dark tower, it would take a miracle to set her free—or perhaps a pair of demigods and their dragons. With revived dragonrider legend, Jaevid Broadfeather, at his side, Reigh must now make a choice: face the truth about the origin of his dark powers, or turn his back on world in need. But throwing off a lifetime of shame and self-doubt is not so easily done—especially when the cost of failure means the destruction of the world. The long-awaited hero has awakened. The ancient spirits are stirring. The dark goddess has chosen her champion. But is he ready to embrace that rite and become the HARBINGER Maldobar needs him to be?

About the Author

Nicole is the author of the children’s fantasy series, THE DRAGONRIDER CHRONICLES, about a young boy’s journey into manhood as he trains to become a dragonrider. She has completed the first two books in the series, and is now working on the third and final book. Other works include MAD MAGIC (Sept 2017), FAULBENDER (tbd), SCALES (tbd), and THE DISTANCE BETWEEN STARS (May 2017).
Originally from a small town in North Alabama, Nicole moves frequently due to her husband’s career as a pilot for the United States Air Force. She received a B.A. in English with a concentration in Classics from Auburn University, and will soon attend graduate school.
She has previously worked as a freelance and graphic artist for promotional companies, but has now embraced writing as a full-time occupation.
Nicole enjoys hiking, camping, shopping, cooking, and spending time with her family and friends. She also loves watching children’s movies and collecting books. She lives at home with her husband, two cats, and dog.
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Betting on Him – Cover Reveal

Today we are thrilled to be revealing the cover for BETTING ON HIM by Kelly Collins. BETTING ON HIM is the first book in a brand new mafia romance series and will be published on October 15th!

 

 

About BETTING ON HIM

He’s a gangster going straight. She’s a waitress going bankrupt. Will their gamble on a marriage of convenience pay off in true love?

Alex Wilde desperately wants to be free of the family’s mob business. But when his infamous father is murdered, the family attorney makes a suggestion he can’t ignore: find a bride before the funeral or they’ll force a wedding with a nice Russian gangster girl. When he meets a feisty cocktail waitress, he thinks he’s found his way out.

Faye Tandy is desperately in debt and hard-pressed to find help. Alex’s offer of a phony marriage for a ton of cash couldn’t come at a better time and she’s happy to help him exit the criminal world. The fact that he’s tall, dark, and handsome is an attractive bonus. But when she discovers the Russians have a contract out on her head, she wonders if divorced and bankrupt would be a better choice than rich and dead…

As Faye’s fake feelings for Alex turn real, she’s terrified her trip to the altar might be her last. Will Alex and Faye’s throw of the dice succeed or will they lose the lawless game of love?

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About KELLY COLLINS

International bestselling author of more than thirty novels, Kelly Collins writes with the intention of keeping the love alive. Always a romantic, she blends real-life events with her vivid imagination to create characters and stories that lovers of contemporary romance, new adult, and romantic suspense will return to again and again.

Kelly lives in Colorado at the base of the Rocky Mountains with her husband of twenty-eight years, their two dogs, and a bird that hates her. She has three amazing children, whom she loves to pieces.

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Kiss the Girl – Book Review

Title: Kiss the Girl

Author: Tara Sivec

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press

Publication Date: September 4, 2018

Rating: 5 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis (from Goodreads): A struggling antiques collector finds herself falling in love with a millionaire playboy; but can she ever be a part of his world?

Meet the Naughty Princess Club, a series from USA Today bestselling author Tara Sivec that brings readers to Fairytale Lane and the hilarity—and romance—that three women fall into once they decide to strut their stuff and bring on their own happily ever after.

While her friends have broken free of their insecurities, Ariel Waters is struggling to come out of her shell. Her ex-husband took away her voice and her self-confidence, and Ariel is drowning under a sea of debt to afford the alimony she has to pay him. She refuses to ever fall for a man’s charms again, and is determined to make her own way.

When her house and her beloved antiques are taken by the bank after too many missed payments, Ariel finds herself adrift until the infuriatingly charming Eric Sailor comes to her rescue. Although she can’t stand the millionaire playboy, Eric’s kindness and unconditional support reveal hidden depths and a love that Ariel never imagined she could find.

But there are outside influences who will stop at nothing to keep them apart; can Ariel and Eric weather the storm and find a way to be together?

Thoughts: This by far my favorite book I have read all year. I loved the playfulness between Ariel and Eric. I was laughing out loud and that is something that I loved about this. This book is definitely worth your time. I plan on rereading Kiss the Girl, and I know I’m going to love it just as much or even more. 

 

Bayside Heat – Book Review and Giveaway!

Today we have the blog tour for Melissa Foster’s BAYSIDE HEAT! Check out this fantastic new contemporary romance and be sure to grab your copy today!

Title: BAYSIDE HEAT

Author: Melissa Foster

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About BAYSIDE HEAT:

Fall in love at Bayside, where sandy beaches, good friends, and true love come together in the sweet small towns of Cape Cod. Bayside Summers is a series of standalone steamy romance novels featuring alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. They’re fun, flirty, flawed, deeply emotional, always passionate, and easy to relate to.

In BAYSIDE HEAT…
Drake Savage has always done the right thing, especially where beautiful and fiercely determined Serena Mallery is concerned-even when it means keeping his feelings for her to himself. Serena has always wanted more than what their small town of Wellfleet, Massachusetts has to offer, and Drake’s roots are so deeply entrenched in the Cape, it’s all he can do to watch her pack up her life and move away.

Serena has always had big dreams. As a teenager, she dreamed of becoming an interior designer and marrying smart, musically inclined, sexy-as-sin Drake Savage. Now she’s finally landed a killer job with a top interior design firm, but though she has spent the last four years working side by side with Drake, he’s never made a move. Four years is long enough for her to accept reality, and her new job in Boston is the perfect way to move on.

A weak moment leads to sizzling, sensual kisses, opening a door through which they’ve both been aching to walk. But Serena’s determined not to give up her shot at the career she’s always dreamed of, and Drake has loved her for too many years to stand in her way. With true love at their fingertips and a world of unstoppable passion igniting between them, can the two star-crossed lovers find their way to their happily ever after?

BAYSIDE SUMMERS
Bayside Desires
Bayside Passions
Bayside Heat
Bayside Escape

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Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented–perfect beach reads for contemporary romance lovers who enjoy reading about loyal heroes and smart, sassy heroines with complex and relatable issues.

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About Melissa Foster:

Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance, new adult romance and women’s fiction with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Readers adore Melissa’s fun, flirty, and sinfully sexy, award-winning big family romance collection, LOVE IN BLOOM featuring the Snow Sisters, Bradens, Remingtons, Ryders, Seaside Summer, Harborside Nights, and the Wild Boys After Dark. Melissa’s emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented.

Melissa also writes sweet and clean romance under the pen name Addison Cole.

Melissa has painted and donated several murals to The Hospital for Sick Children in Washington, DC. Her interests include her family, reading, writing, painting, friends, helping others see the positive side of life, and visiting Cape Cod.

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Thoughts:

This was an amazing read and I didn’t want it to end. I loved the way these characters connected and shared themselves with each other. It as also really nice to see other characters from other books be apart of Drake and Serena’s story. I was super happy that these two were able to overcome hardships that were thrown there way.

Thanks to Melissa’s publisher for sending me a review copy!

 

 

July Wrap Up – 2018

I had a really great reading month and I mostly enjoyed all of the books I read. I would have read more, but I didn’t have time while I was on vacation in Universal Studios and Cocoa Beach, Florida. It was really fun and if you follow me on Instagram, you can see some of the pictures I captured while in Florida! Now on to what I read in July. . .

  • Giving Up the Boss – Victoria Davies – 5 stars
  • Trust Again – Mona Kasten – 5 stars
  • The Real Deal – Lauren Blakely – 5 stars
  • #Moonstruck – Sariah Wilson – 5 stars
  • Fling Club – Tara Brown – 1 star
  • DILF Diaries: Oh Baby! – Stephanie St. Klaire – 5 stars
  • Rebel Pilot, Texas Doctor – Eve Gaddy – 4 stars
  • Royally Arranged – Nora Elite – 5 stars
  • Rock Stars Heart – Kella Campbell – 5 stars
  • The Wrong Man – Natasha Anders – 4 stars
  • The Perfect Catch – Cassidy Carter – 4 stars
  • Sparks Like Ours – Melissa Carter – 4 stars
  • One Week – Roya Carmen – 3 stars
  • Unlawful Entry – Ember Cole – 4 stars
  • Reckless – Leigh Lavelle – 5 stars
  • Coming Home – Audrey Wick – 3 stars
  • One More Moment – Samantha Chase – 5 stars
  • Kiss the Girl – Tara Sivec – 5 stars
  • Courting Carlyn – Melissa Chambers – 5 stars

Overall this was a pretty good month for reading and I want to thank any publisher or author and Net Galley for sending me any book to review this month. If you want to check out my Instagram search alotabooks13!

 

Until We’re More – Book Review

Title: Until We’re More

Author: Cindi Madsen

Publisher: Entangled Publishing

Publication Date: August 27, 2018

Rating: 5 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Chelsea is smart, funny, gorgeous, and the best friend I’ve ever had. Ever since she left, I’ve been a wreck. I’ve been focused on keeping my family’s MMA gym afloat while I train and coach fighters, anything to not miss her more. But now she’s finally back, along with her grumpy, possessive cat, and things are weird between us.

By weird, I mean I can’t stop thinking about her in that way. She’s in the room next door, and it takes all my control not to storm in there, sweep her up, and bring her back to my bed. Even stranger, I’m pretty sure she’d be into it.

And this time, I’m not going to stop fighting until we’re more.

Thoughts: I fell in love with Liam and Chelsea from page one. I couldn’t stop reading this and I enjoyed every second. I loved the atmosphere that both of these characters gave off makes you feel like you are there with them, which I really love in a novel. I would love a continuation of Until We’re More, I would love to see their future and how things turned out for them. 

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Courting Carlyn – Book Review

Courting Carlyn by Melissa Chambers

Publication Date: August 6, 2018

Publisher: Entangled Teen

Vaughn Yarborough is ready to trade the fame and glory of the international junior pro tennis circuit for college and a more settled life. First stop: spearhead a summer camp for underprivileged kids. The girl who’s agreed to run it with him has Vaughn more intrigued by the minute, but with the strict no-fraternizing rules, he’s got to figure out how not to fall for her.
When the boy Carlyn Sadowski has crushed on for years asks her to work with him for the summer, she has to pinch herself. When his world-famed coach offers her training for free, she can’t believe her luck. He could actually help her follow in her mother’s footsteps by playing college tennis. But when she finds out the catch is she’s got to convince Vaughn to go pro, Carlyn will have to decide between her dreams and the boy currently stealing her heart.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Melissa Chambers writes contemporary novels for young, new, and actual adults. A Nashville native, she spends her days working in the music industry and her nights tapping away at her keyboard. While she’s slightly obsessed with alt rock, she leaves the guitar playing to her husband and kid. She never misses a chance to play a tennis match, listen to an audiobook, or eat a bowl of ice cream. (Rocky road, please!) She serves as president for the Music City Romance Writers and is the author of the Love Along Hwy 30A series and the Before Forever series (YA).

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Thoughts:

This was a really great read! I loved getting to see these two characters learn to connect and become what the other needed. I ate this novel up and I couldn’t get enough. This would be a great read for tweens and young adults to bring them into the book world. This was such a phenomenal story and I highly recommend!

Rating: 5 stars

Wedding Surpirse – Book Review

Title: Wedding Surprise

Author: Ann B. Harrison

Publisher: Tule Publishing

Publication Date: August 9, 2018

Rating: 2 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis (from Goodreads): After her mother went off the rails yet again, Mari was offered sanctuary with her high school boyfriend’s family, but a cruel misunderstanding had her fleeing yet again. Ten years later, single mother Mari is back in her small Montana hometown to open her own wedding and event business and refurbish the historic Lake hotel. She’s also hoping to make amends with the boy she once loved and left, but too many secrets are holding her back.

When contractor Ethan Benson arrives at the Lake Hotel to check out the site he’s bid on, he’s shocked to learn the girl he’d once loved and imagined marrying has moved back to Cherry Lake. He tells himself too much water’s passed under that bridge, but Mari still lights him up. Ethan’s heard that you can’t go back again, but he’s determined to give it his best shot and show Mari what’s she’s missed all these years away.

Thoughts: I did not really enjoy reading this. I didn’t care for the characters or the storyline, with the exception of her kid. 

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One More Moment – Book Review

Title: One More Moment

Author: Samantha Chase

Publisher: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Publication Date: Septemeber 4, 2018

Pages: 353

Rating: 5 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis (Goodreads):   Julian Grayson is taking a break
…from his cheating fiancée
…from his band
…from his life in the spotlight

Charlotte Clark is devoted to her work
…to save the world
…to help the homeless
…to get a broken man back on his feet

When Charlotte Clark offers to pay for Julian Grayson’s coffee, the world-famous drummer assumes she wants something from him. But Charlotte has no idea who he is, and Julian can’t resist keeping up the charade—being incognito is a novelty and a relief. He’ll have to tell her…eventually. But as Charlotte cheerfully undertakes to transform his life, Julian realizes there’s something about her that gives him what he hasn’t felt in years: hope.

Thoughts: It doesn’t matter the how many books I read from Samantha Chase, they all seem to get better! I have loved and do love all of her books. This was no exception, all of these characters are great and I loved getting to see these characters together!

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One Week – Book Review

Title: One Week

Author: Roya Carmen

Publication Date: June 18, 2018

Pages: 342

Rating: 3 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis (Goodreads): ONE WEEK

A new forbidden arrangement standalone novel from Roya Carmen, author of The Ground Rules Trilogy.

A troubled marriage. A one week hall pass.

Gabriella Moore has it all; a beautiful husband, two adorable children, and a dream home. Yet, when, by chance, she befriends Eli online, she falls fast. And hard.

She knows she must let him go, and saying goodbye is one of the hardest things she’s ever done, but she resolves to move on and forget about her beautiful stranger.

But then… she makes an unexpected discovery, and it shakes her perfect world to its core. Rules don’t apply anymore. An arrangement is made, and her husband gives her just one week with Eli.

The rules are clear: One week. Sex only. No contact thereafter. Seems simple enough, but it’s never simple when it comes to love.

Thoughts: I did not really enjoy reading this. I felt like it was lacking and I didn’t feel a connection to the characters. There were some good qualities to it, but it is not my favorite. 

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Unlawful Entry – Book Review

Title: Unlawful Entry

Author: Ember Cole

Publisher:  One-Handed Reads

Publication Date: July 16, 2018

Rating: 4 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis(Goodreads): Tonight, I’ll be her fantasy man…

I have a thing for my next-door neighbor’s sexy best friend. I like to picture all the things I’ll do to her, imagine the noises she’ll make as I own her gorgeous body in a hundred different ways, hear her screaming my name…

Okay, maybe it’s more than a thing.

Ryssa’s a knockout, sure, but she’s smart, and kind, and funny, and sweetly naïve, too. She triggers all of my protective instincts, but I won’t let myself have her. I may be one of NYPD’s finest, but in my mind, I’ll always be that worthless, troublemaking kid from Hell’s Kitchen.

She deserves better.

Which is why, when I find out her best friend’s setting her up with a night of anonymous, blindfolded sex, I lose my everloving mind.

If anyone is checking off every item on Ryssa’s secret fantasy list, it’s going to be me.

And with her firm “no talking” rule, I’m going to have to get real creative once I decide to make this beautiful girl mine…

Thoughts: This was a super great read, that went by in no time. It was super addictive and I couldn’t put it down. I enjoyed getting to see the two characters connect and become how they want to be with each other. 

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Reckless – Book Review

Title: Reckless

Author: Leigh LaValle

Publisher: Heart Bay Publishing

Publication Date: June 26, 2018

Rating: 5 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis (Goodreads): One workaholic CEO. One free-spirit yoga teacher. A thousand miles of temptation.

Crystal Ananda is fed up with her parents’ expectations. She has more to offer their yoga brand than just a pretty face. A wedding in the Adirondacks sounds like the perfect escape. But when a thunderstorm grounds her plane, she’s stuck hitching a ride with the bride’s brother. Bradford T. Huntington is arrogant, controlling, too handsome for his own good, and their rented Mustang is going to be a tight fit, what with all that baggage he’s carrying.

As CEO of the family business, Ford barely has time for other people’s weddings, let alone relationships of his own. But he needs his family to sign off on a make-or-break business deal, and nothing’s going to stand in his way. Not a canceled flight, not painful secrets, and definitely not an unpredictable, stubborn, way-too-flexible yoga teacher.

Crystal and Ford just want to get to the wedding and part ways. However, a speeding ticket, a bar fight, a karaoke contest, and two hot nights later, they’ve come to like each other far too much. It’s a long road to love, and neither one of them has a map. Can two total opposites go the distance?

Thoughts: This was such an enjoyable and memorable read! I haven’t read anything as funny as this in a long time. This was such a refreshing novel and I loved every second of it! I highly recommend you pick this up.

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The Perfect Match – Book Review

Title: The Perfect Match

Author: Cassidy Carter

Publisher: Hallmark Publishing

Publication Date: March 27, 2018

Pages: 211

Rating: 5 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis (from Goodreads): In the small town of Parker Falls, Jessica Parker spends her time serving pie and coming up with ideas to save the failing diner she inherited from her grandfather. A single mom to eight-year-old Wesley, she has enough to keep her busy well into the future. But when her old high school love, Chase Taynor, unexpectedly pops up, Jess finds herself thinking not of the future but of her past with the handsome professional baseball player.

After a few bad pitches leave his dream career in limbo, Chase slides back home to Parker Falls…although the town may not be as safe as he’d expected. As Jess and Chase reconnect, old feelings return in a major-league way.

With the possibility that Chase could return to the baseball diamond at any time, will their reunion be worth the risk to their hearts? Or will it be déjà vu all over again, with Chase choosing the limelight over the woman he loved before the fame?

Thoughts: This was such a super sweet and cute read! It reminded me of all the Hallmark movies. I loved the family all-inclusive aspects of this novel. I can’t wait to watch this movie on Hallmark. This was such a great read and I highly recommend it!

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The Wrong Man – Book Review

Title: The Wrong Man

Author: Natasha Anders

Publisher: Montlake Romance

Publication Date: September 4, 2018

Pages: 336

Rating: 4 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Former special-ops soldier Sam Brand is used to getting what he wants. What he wants is to unbutton the buttoned-down, sweet, and shy Dahlia McGregor. He’s hot to find her wild side. She’s eager to let him explore it. So he makes his proposition—no strings, no hurt feelings, and no promises—save for one: she’ll have the time of her life.

After a broken engagement, Lia’s looking to someday find the right man and settle down. That’s some day. Now it’s all about the night. A hot, meaningless fling with a magnificently weathered blue-eyed stud like Sam couldn’t hurt: he’s sexy, and sure he’s arrogant, but best of all, he’s here. In other words, he’s perfect…for now.

But when Sam is wounded in the line of duty and left in Lia’s tender loving care, all bets are off. Because the more time they spend together, the more it becomes clear: this “one night” deal is getting steamier and lasting longer than they counted on. It started as a fun little game. Is it possible they could be playing for keeps?

Thoughts: These characters were so unique and I have never read any close to this. It helped to add to the fun aspect of reading this. The overall story was really fun to read and I enjoyed getting to see the characters grow into what they wanted to become! I would recommend you pick this up and give it a shot!

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DILF Diaries: Oh Baby! – Book Review

Title: DILF Diaries: Oh Baby!
Author: Stephanie St. Klaire
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Publication Date: July 10, 2018
Pages: 337
Rating: 5 stars
**Thanks to the author and publisher for sending me a copy to review**
Synopsis (from Goodreads): He likes to find them hot, and leave them wet…

Women are setting their lawns on fire and sticking cats in trees all so they can dial 911 and get a glimpse of Jack Decker’s…hose. When a firefighter looks like he does, it’s no wonder panties are melting, and hearts are ablaze all over the city because he is H-O-T…hot! Jack might put out fires like a regular hero, but it doesn’t stop him from heating up the sheets and letting them smolder.

In a burning twist of fate, Jack finds himself up all night long for an entirely new reason, a reason that’s anything but smoldering. That is until the feisty firecracker next door threatens to ignite a fire he doesn’t know how to battle…Oh Baby!
Thoughts: A phenomenal read! All of the characters were perfect. I loved every second of this book! I wish that there was more to the storyline so I could enjoy it longer. I would highly recommend that you pick up a copy and enjoy! I just needed more because I loved it so much.

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Synopsis:

He likes to find them hot, and leave them wet…

Women are setting their lawns on fire and sticking cats in trees all so they can dial 911 and get a glimpse of Jack Decker’s…hose. When a firefighter looks like he does, it’s no wonder panties are melting, and hearts are ablaze all over the city because he is H-O-T…hot! Jack might put out fires like a regular hero, but it doesn’t stop him from heating up the sheets and letting them smolder.

In a burning twist of fate, Jack finds himself up all night long for an entirely new reason, a reason that’s anything but smoldering. That is until the feisty firecracker next door threatens to ignite a fire he doesn’t know how to battle…Oh Baby!

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Stephanie St. Klaire is a Pacific Northwest native currently living in Portland, Oregon with her husband, five children, and two ferocious lap dogs that are used to the finer things in life like sleeping all day. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found with a plate full of taco’s, a side of bean dip, and probably some gummy bears while being a little bit hippy and a lot bit busy mom’ing and wife’ing.

Stephanie St. Klaire is a Pacific Northwest native currently living in Portland, Oregon with her husband, five children, and two ferocious lap dogs that are used to the finer things in life like sleeping all day. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found with a plate full of taco’s, a side of bean dip, and probably some gummy bears while being a little bit hippy and a lot bit busy mom’ing and wife’ing.Stephanie St. Klaire is a Pacific Northwest native currently living in Portland, Oregon with her husband, five children, and two ferocious lap dogs that are used to the finer things in life like sleeping all day. When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found with a plate full of taco’s, a side of bean dip, and probably some gummy bears while being a little bit hippy and a lot bit busy mom’ing and wife’ing.

When she’s not tossing around gritty crime show inspired serial killers and diabolical bad guys, she likes to make people pee their pants a little with a good romcom. Sometimes, her worlds collide, and she writes really funny stuff right before she kills people off on the pages! She loves murder and mayhem as much as a good laugh and HEA! That’s why she’s a die-hard Hallmark junky but loves her gritty crime shows – balance!

Stephanie has always been a story teller, with the gift of “gab”, and a life-long goal to be a writer. Unfortunate circumstances with her health, finally afforded her the time to do so. Irony at its best, she began writing her first novel at an adverse time, to escape her circumstance and explore the stories in her imagination for relief. She is happy to share those stories with her readers, and bring a little fun, entertainment, and of course smexy characters to the pages.

Follow Stephanie St. Klaire on Social media to learn more about her, how often she really eats taco’s, and to keep up with her work.

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Rock Star’s Heart – Book Review

Title: Rock Star’s Heart

Author: Kella Campbell

Publisher: Tied Star Books

Publication Date: February 28, 2018

Rating: 5 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis (from Goodreads)When a twist of fate throws university student Crys Murphy into an unexpected job on tour with a wildly successful rock band, her crush on the guitarist turns into powerful temptation. But there’s a dark side to the glamour and champagne: Blade has anger and addiction issues, a history of partying with groupies, and a tendency to get naked in public — and Crys is supposed to keep him out of trouble.

As she gets to know the talented and lonely man behind the bad boy behavior, the chemistry between them wavers on the edge of something deeper. But he doesn’t do relationships, and she grew up expecting a white-picket-fence future. Can he reform and open his heart to love? Will she give up her straitlaced upbringing for her troubled rock star? 

Thoughts: This was such a great read. I went on a rollercoaster of emotions while I was reading. The story was super good and went by so quickly that I need more! I would love for there to be a continuation of these characters and I would highly recommend you read this!

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Royally Arranged – Book Review

Title: Royally Arranged

Author: Nora Flite

Publisher: Montlake Romance

Publication Date: August 28, 2018

Pages: 268

Rating: 5 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Hawthorne “Thorne” Badd has lived his life as a reckless playboy—not as a presumptive king. But after the death of his uncle, it can all be his: the power, the crown, and the wealth. All he has to do is govern a country he’s never set foot in…and marry the gorgeous daughter of his family’s greatest rival.

Nova Valentine is as smart as she is beautiful—and when she first met Thorne Badd, she fell hard. She’s never seen someone so comfortable in his own skin, and she’d like nothing more than to see all of it. Every bare inch. From his delicious tattoos to his bedroom eyes, Thorne is a dirty fantasy come true. But fantasy is one thing. An arranged marriage is another.

As they get acquainted, their chemistry is royally hot. But when surrounded by dark betrayal and devious schemes, can Thorne and Nova learn to trust each other…or will their families’ rivalry prove too great a hurdle?

Thoughts: I really loved reading and getting to know the characters. I enjoyed seeing the characters pasts and futures, and how they formed together. This is one of the best royal novels that I have read. The overall story was phenomenal! I highly recommend you pick this up in August!

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Sparks Like Ours – Book Review

Title: Sparks Like Ours

Author: Melissa Brayden

Publisher: Bold Strokes Books

Publication Date: June 12, 2018

Pages: 240

Rating: 3 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis (from Goodreads): Gia Malone wants one thing and one thing only: to be the best surfer in the world. Her biggest obstacle is the annoyingly perky Elle Britton. Not only is Elle number one in the rankings, she’s also a fan favorite. But there’s a lot about Elle that Gia never noticed, like her surprising sense of humor and picture-perfect mouth.

Elle Britton is tired. After tournaments, fan meet-ups, and nonstop media requests, all she wants in the world is a little peace and quiet. But with Gia Malone closing in on her ranking, she has to surf her best. When the media picks up the story of their neck and neck status, Elle finds herself forced further into the spotlight, this time alongside Gia, the knockout with the killer shred and sexy smile.

It’s not long before there’s no denying the chemistry on and off the beach. But only one can win…

Thoughts: This was an okay read. I felt like the story dragged a little and I wasn’t as captivated as I usually am. With that said I did enjoy some parts of the novel and I enjoyed Elle’s character. The relationship between Elle and Gia was cute but I wanted more, I felt like it was being held back. 

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Rebel Pilot, Texas Doctor – Book Review

Title: Rebel Pilot, Texas Doctor

Author: Eve Gaddy

Publisher: Tule Publishing

Publication Date: June 14, 2018

Pages: 150

Rating: 4 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis (from Goodreads): When Dr. Tobi Robinson returns to Whiskey River, Travis Sullivan is the only person to recognize that the smokin’ hot babe at the gala is actually his high school tomboy buddy. Time away has changed them both. Tobi, the prospective business major, became a doctor, while Travis, his pro baseball career ended by injury, converted his passion for flying into a charter flight business and flight school.

The easy friendship they enjoyed in high school soon deepens into desire and then love. But Tobi didn’t turn to medicine by chance—a horrific accident has left her unable to tolerate even approaching an airplane. As strongly as Travis draws her, Tobi isn’t sure she can ever trust her heart to a pilot. Can Travis convince the woman he’s discovered he can’t live without that their love can conquer every trauma?

Thoughts: I really enjoyed reading this! It was super good and a fast-paced read. The characters go on a journey that is really emotional and I loved to get to be a part of it. I loved the characters and Lucky! This would be a great read for the pool.

The Real Deal – Book Review and Excerpt

“The Real Deal was a sweet, sexy, hilarious, and entertaining standalone romantic comedy, and I absolutely loved it!”

~Julia, The Romance Bibliophile~

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About Lauren Blakely:

A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, and she’s sold more than 2.5 million books. In August she’ll release UNBREAK MY HEART, an emotional second chance romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter

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Title: The Real Deal

Author: Lauren Blakely

Publisher: St. Martin’s Press, St. Martin’s Griffin

Publication Date: July 10, 2018

Rating: 5 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis (from Goodreads): April Hamilton wants you to know she hasn’t been on GigsforHire since that time she sold her futon after college. She doesn’t even spend that much time online. And even if she did, she would not be looking up personal ads. But going home alone for her family’s summer reunion is an invitation for every single relative to butt into her personal life. She simply can’t handle another blind date with the butcher, the baker or the candlestick maker from her hometown. So when she finds the GigsforHire ad for a boyfriend-for-hire, she’s ready to pay to play.

Heading Home and Need a Buffer? I’m the REAL DEAL.

Theo Banks has been running from the past for years. He’s thisclose to finally settling all his debts, and one more job as a boyfriend-for-hire will do the trick. He’s no gigolo. Please. He’s something of an actor, and he knows how to slip into any role, including pretending to be April’s new beau — the bad boy with the heart of gold.

Even if it means sleeping in close quarters in that tiny little bed in her parents’ inn. Even if it means spinning tales of a romance that starts to feel all too true. What neither one of them counts on is that amid the egg toss, the arm wrestling, and a fierce game of Lawn Twister that has them tangled up together, they might be feeling the real deal.

She only wanted to show her family once and for all that she had no need to settle down.

He didn’t expect to have the time of his life at her parent’s home.

They didn’t plan on loving every single second of the game.

But can a masterful game of pretend result in true love?

Thoughts: I loved all of these characters and the adventures that they went on! April has such a sweet personality and I loved that she has such a different job from any other character in any book I’ve read. The relationship between April and Theo! This is a must-read for 2018!

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Excerpt

~THEO~

I can be anyone you want.

I can transform into the boss you’re banging, your hot nerdy coworker who’s only a friend, your best friend’s brother you’ve had it bad for since he danced with you at prom way back when, the guy next door everyone adores since he mows your lawn, fixes your car, and repairs the sink. I can also pull off a fireman, a soldier, a cop, a billionaire, a rogue, an athlete, a pirate—yes, some women like to play with buried treasure—and the bad boy who will drive your family bananas.

How would you reach me if you needed me?

It’s not that hard. You just have to know what you’re looking for and plug the right terms into that trusty old search engine. You might even find me the next time you’re hawking a Cuisinart or hunting for a used exercise bike on GigsforHire. There, you’ll discover a menagerie of roles I can take on, characters I can play for you. The assignments rotate depending on the season, the needs, and what’s in demand for weddings, reunions, Christmas parties, barbecues, and any other occasion where you might need a date.

I’m not an escort, a gigolo, or a stripper. This isn’t about fluid exchange. My job is to become your arm candy, and you can pick the flavor you want. I’ve played them all.

And there’s one role that outsells all the others. By far, the most popular part has been the bad boy.

Trust me when I say I wasn’t your average bod boy. I was the goddamn dictionary definition, and this ad was my golden ticket:

Heading Home and Need a Buffer? I’m Your Man

I’m a good-looking 28-year-old ex-con. But I swear the time I got nabbed, it wasn’t my fault. I was framed. I can play anywhere from 19 to 31, depending on if I shave or act like I love Ed Sheeran music. My most valuable possession is a scratched-up motorcycle one year younger than me that’s painted like a snarling leopard. I’m a bartender and work till 2 a.m. at a dive bar. If you’d like to have me as your date for a wedding, reunion, or work soiree, I can pretend you picked me up when my shift ended and I banged you in the bathroom or that we’re in a serious and committed relationship. Your choice.

Fling Club – Book Review

Title: Fling Club

Author: Tara Brown

Publisher: Skyscape

Publication Date: August 14, 2018

Pages: 304

Rating: 1 star

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis: Cherry recently had her heart broken by her cheating boyfriend and friend Cait. She wants revenge and she’s going to get it. She hired a man to be Cait’s fake boyfriend. They are all part of the Fling Club, that they started when they were younger. Ashley is the hired man who will help the revenge plan go off without a hitch. Will the plan actually work or will it backfire?

Thoughts: I did not enjoy reading this. The summary sounded really good and the book just wasn’t. I didn’t really like anything about it. I have never read a book with such petty characters. This is a great book for you if you enjoy rich snobby characters. 

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Trust Again – Book Review

Title: Trust Again

Author: Mona Kasten

Publisher: Bastei Entertainment

Publication Date: July 10, 2018

Rating: 5 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis: Dawn has been through a lot in her short years. She has sworn off men, after she was cheated on, after having been in a six-year relationship. She made it through with the help of her best friend Allie. Having friends to help her through was the best thing for her. Another thing that helped her was her writing. Even though it helped her, she has kept it a secret from her friends. She didn’t want her friends to know because her ex, he thought it was “dirty.” She becomes closer to her friends when this secret is out in the open, some closer than others. Spencer became the most important person in her life, but is he willing to stay when Dawn keeps pushing him away?

Thoughts: Trust Again was such a great read! I loved Dawn’s character and overall persona. She was very real and relatable. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to really enjoy a really awesome read. I can’t wait to pick up other books from Mona Kasten.

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#Moonstruck – Book Review

Title: #Moonstruck

Author: Sariah Wilson

Publisher: Montlake Romance 

Publication Date: July 17, 2018

Pages: 320

Rating: 5 stars

**Thanks to Net Galley for sending me a copy to review**

Synopsis: Maisy Harrison is a singer and her family’s band. She has two roles in her life, one never date a musician and to never sleep with her musician. Maisy gets the offer of a lifetime, to tour with Ryan De Luna. And she also gets to pretend to be a fake girlfriend but will that break her rules? What happens when this fake relationship turns into something more? Will Maisy take the risk and break her rules to dare a musician?

Thoughts: #Moonstruck left me Starstruck for both Maisy and Ryan. This was such a fun read. I read it at times where I could and it took me forever, but I don’t mind because of how wonderful it is! This is a must-read for 2018!

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Once Upon a Wild Fling – Book Review and Excerpt!

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“My brother’s best friend has a proposition for me. Have I mentioned he’s a sexy single dad? Tell me more…”

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My brother’s best friend has a proposition for me. Have I mentioned he’s a sexy single dad? Tell me more…

There are a million reasons why Miles Hart isn’t the man I should date but allow me to enumerate the top three. He’s friends with my brother, he’s a single dad, and he’s a sexy, in-demand rock star. He might as well wear an off-limits, totally unavailable, and don’t-even-attempt-to-ride-this-ride sign.
Then he asks me to be his plus-one when his band plays at his high school reunion, and the night unfolds in ways I never expect.
***
I have three good reasons to keep my hands off Roxy Sterling–her brother’s my business manager and good buddy, my kid is the center of my world, and the last time I fell hard for a woman I was burned so badly that my interest in relationships has gone up in flames. But once I bring Roxy’s body next to mine on the dance floor, I want all the not-safe-for-work things I can’t have with her. So I make a proposition.

Then I learn exactly how risky we might be.

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Romcom perfection! The plot was one I didn’t see coming!” – Booked All Night

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Three brothers. Three rock stars. Three standalones.

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September 10: Once Upon a Real Good Time

September 24: Once Upon a Sure Thing

October 8: Once Upon a Wild Fling

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About Lauren Blakely:
A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, and she’s sold more than 2.5 million books. In October she’ll release ONCE UPON A WILD FLING, a sexy single dad, best friend’s little sister romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter

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Thoughts:

Another great novel from Lauren! This one is my favorite of this series. I loved how this was such a unique story. I have never read anything like this before. I loved the characters and their children! I really enjoyed seeing there kids be a major part of this story! I would highly recommend you read this along with the first two novels in this series!

Rating: 5 stars

Excerpt:

~MILES~

I sit down again, scrubbing my hand over my jaw. My son looks at me, his eyes big.

“What?”

“Dad!”

“Dad what?”

“Daddy, you’re going to play at your high school,” Ben practically shouts.

I hold up my hands. “Whoa. Not so fast.”

He crinkles his brow. “But you told everyone. You said you would. That’s so cool that you told everyone you were going to become a rock star, and you did. And now you can go back and play for them.”

William parks his chin in his hands and stares at me, batting his eyes. “What would Ed Sheeran do?”

I sigh, partly because I’m not sure if I’ll run into the same situations I try to avoid—like the come-ons at the Bingley School. But honestly, the reunion intrigues me. I loved high school. Loved the friends, loved the good times, loved how it all rolled into some of the best moments of my life. Playing at the reunion also sounds like exactly what I should do—honor the promise I made fifteen years ago. “Looks like I have a reunion to go to.”

But when William’s sister walks into the café, I’m not thinking of high school or teenage years. I’m thinking about how sexy she looks in those jeans and that green top that slopes down one shoulder, revealing pale skin I’d like to—

I slam on the brakes.

She’s your buddy’s sister. And you’re not interested in anything serious because serious sucks.

“Hey, Roxy,” I say, then do my damnedest to strike the dirty thoughts from my mind as we chat and William tells her all about my reunion promise.

Even though I’m thinking about her legs most of the time.

For the record, it’s really fucking hard not to think about something when you know you’re not supposed to—that pretty much guarantees it’s the only thing in your head.

But once the food arrives, the chicken sandwich is so insanely tasty it distracts me from imagining how my friend’s sister would look naked.

God bless chicken sandwiches.

Once Upon A Sure Thing – Review and Excerpt!

Who’s ready for a sure thing? We’ve got your next racy read right here!

“I’m falling for my best friend…Have I mentioned he’s also my new bandmate? Oops.”

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It’s so easy being best friends with a gorgeous, talented, charming guy.

Said no woman ever. Except me.

My friendship with Miller is a sure thing — he’s my plus one, my emergency contact, and my shoulder to lean on. He’s also been by my side helping me raise one helluva awesome kid who’s the center of my world.

Nothing will change our easy breezy friendship. Until I have the bright idea to convince him to start a new band with me.

Trouble is, our sizzling chemistry in the recording studio is getting harder to ignore, no matter how risky it might be.

***

Sing sexy songs with the woman you’ve been lusting after? Get up close and personal as you croon to the woman you’ve wanted for years?

Piece of cake.
NOT.

Performing with the sweet, sassy and insanely wonderful Ally is like one gigantic obstacle course of challenges for my libido. And my libido is one sexy love song away from kissing her senseless and taking her home.

But, I’m not a serious kind of guy, and she’s not a one-night-stand kind of woman. If we cross the horizontal line, we might risk our sure thing and end up out of tune forever…

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“Once Upon a Sure Thing is another must-read rom-com from Lauren Blakely. It’s just as heart-meltingly romantic, just as sinfully sexy, and just as achingly sweet as the first book in the Heartbreakers Series.” Yvette at Nose Stuck in a Book

“This book was HOT. Sizzling. The build up, the banter, just everything about these two is amazing. The anticipation was killing me. And when they’re together? Holy moly wow, hot as hell!” Escape into a BookSite


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Exhilarating, titillating, and hot as heck! An absolute reading enjoyment! I am re-reading it again! Don’t miss this one!” – As You Wish Reviews

We’ve got your next binge read right here! Don’t miss all of the standalone full-length novels in The Heartbreakers Series!

Three brothers. Three rock stars. Three standalones.

The Heartbreakers Series—full-length, standalone romantic comedies with no cliffhangers releasing within one month so you can binge read these sexy novels! You can indulge in three delicious romances — a sexy one-night stand with an off-limits woman, a best-friends-to-lovers tale, and a falling-for-my-buddy’s-sister love story. All come with banter, sexy times, and single parents! So get your one-clickers ready for these sexy & charming men! Each love story will make you laugh, swoon and fan yourself from the heat!

September 10: Once Upon a Real Good Time

September 24: Once Upon a Sure Thing

October 8: Once Upon a Wild Fling

About Lauren Blakely:

A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, and she’s sold more than 2.5 million books. In September she’ll release ONCE UPON A SURE THING, a sexy best-friends-to-lovers romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter

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Except:

~Ally~

Miller holds open the hobby shop door for me. “After you, my warrior princess. I believe we have a castle to create.”

“Chloe left me a list of items to pick up, since she’s seeing her therapist.”

“Never miss a shrink visit, I say.” Miller stops in front of a remote-controlled helicopter display. “How are they going for her, anyway?”

“Good. She’s almost done with the appointments. She’s doing so well now, but it took a while,” I say, smiling as we go inside, proud of my girl.

“I’m glad she’s doing better. It’s all because of you.”

I wave off the compliment as we head down the aisles. Pom-poms and fabrics abound, nestled alongside scrapbook boxes and glitter glue, which cuddles with glitter guns and ribbons. I stop at an aisle bursting with silver ribbons, polka-dot ribbons, and ribbons with tassels. I scratch my head. “I don’t understand why there are so many ribbons.”

Miller leans in close and whispers, “The better to tie you up with, my pretty.”

A tingle spreads over my shoulders, surprising me, even thought I’m not surprised by his words. He’s a natural-born flirt, and I’m used to his naughty banter. It’s never directed toward me, per se. He’s just having fun. It’s Miller being Miller, like when we play Bananagrams and he tries to make as many naughty-sounding words as possible, like caulk and diphthong. “In that case, let’s make it a polka-dot ribbon. I can wear it with my famous polo shirts and ponytails,” I say, referring to the super-sweet style I wore when I sang online with my brother.

“Ooh, that makes it even naughtier, and it proves my point.”

“What’s that?”

He holds up a finger. “I have a hunch craft stores are frequented by the Fifty Shades crowd.”

I laugh. “DIY BDSM-ers?”

He wiggles his eyebrows. “Ribbons are for typing pretty wrists.” He circles his hand around my wrist, sending another unexpected charge through me. I do my best to ignore the sensation. He lets go quickly and leads me to an aisle of wooden frames, birdhouses, and, oddly enough, paddles. “Those paddles are not for school projects, I tell you.”

“Whatever are they for?” I ask, feigning innocence.

Miller mimes spanking my butt. Next, he gestures to the candle-making section. “Exhibit B that hobby shops are fronts for kinky sex clubs—just imagine all this wax dripping on bellies and butts tonight.”

“How on earth am I supposed to work on a project with Chloe now that you’ve put these thoughts in my head?”

He runs a hand lightly over my hair and says in his raspy baritone, “I suspect those thoughts were already there.”

Were they?Are they? Images scroll through my mind, mostly involving ribbons.

Review:

This was another great Lauren Blakely read! This was exceptionally good and I was happy to see the characters from the first novel! I loved getting to see this new couple and the couple form the previous novel! Ally and Miller become a great match and it shows how friends can become more than just friends. This is a great read and you should definitely pick it up today!

My Bad – Cover Reveal

We are thrilled to reveal the cover for MY BAD the upcoming book in the BEAR BOTTOM MC SERIES by USA TODAY BESTSELLER by Lani Lynn Vale.

MY BAD RELEASES ON DECEMBER 4th!

Hoax knows two things very well.

One, he’s not relationship material. Two, the nurse that treats him for erectile dysfunction is the most beautiful thing he’s ever seen, and practically has ‘the marrying type’ stamped on her forehead.

Does that stop him from wanting her? No.

Unfortunately, he learned a long time ago that Army Delta Force and long-lasting relationships don’t go hand in hand.

But beautiful hazel eyes, curly blonde hair, and the prettiest lips he’s ever seen play havoc with his resolve, making him forget his earlier convictions.

All it takes is one teeny, tiny kiss for every shred of control he has to disappear, along with the problem in his pants.

Soon he finds himself doing things that he knows that he shouldn’t. He doesn’t know that he’s found the woman that’s meant to be his. Nor does he realize that her father is the man he’s idolized from the moment he joined the army at the age of eighteen. Because, maybe if he had, he would’ve tried a little harder to ignore the pull he felt between them instead of making her his the night before he deployed for six months.

He also might’ve tried a little harder not to knock her up.

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I snorted. “It’s definitely not for the faint of heart, but when I went into it, I found a place in the world that was all mine. A place where there were other kids that didn’t have their parents there either. And when I turned eighteen, I joined the army and then never looked back.”

“You want to do it for the rest of your life?” She guessed.

I had.

“Yeah,” I answered. “I do.”

But if there was one person in this world I’d give it up for, it’d be you.

I didn’t tell her that, though. We were too new. She wasn’t ready to hear the depth of emotion that I was feeling for her.

She’d run, and I’d have to chase her to get her back.

I wasn’t sure she was ready for my kind of chasing, though.

“So the point you were trying to get across as you explained all of that was that you’re married to the army, and that you want me to know that no matter what I say or do you’re not leaving it.” She sobered.

I shook my head. “No, I’m just telling you that it’s important to me but…so are you.”

She softened at my words. “I’ll be able to deal. I won’t go out and shag ever single man that points his penis in my direction while you’re gone.”

“Shag?” I laughed. “Who says that?”

“Me!” she narrowed her eyes.

“And you just said you’ll wait…is that what I heard?” I asked.

She nodded. “I’ll wait…as long as you give me a good enough reason. You have to do a lot of convincing in between today and when you leave next week. I need to have a lot of memories to remember why I’m waiting while you’re gone.”

Lani Lynn Vale is a USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.

When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.

Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.

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Once Upon a Real Good Time – Release Launch and Excerpt

Are you ready to have a real good time?

What do you get when you mix a smoking hot one-night stand, a swoon worthy former rock star, and a quirky single mom ready to paint the town red? Add in a morning after that surprises them both, and you get a laugh-out-loud and insanely sexy new romantic comedy from #1 NYT bestseller Lauren Blakely that you’re guaranteed to love!

✔ Campbell, a charming, clever, inked single dad and former rock star you’ll swoon for!

✔ Mackenzie, the kind of quirky, smart, loyal heroine you want to be besties with!

✔ A forbidden romance between two funny, caring single parents!

A little bit forbidden, a whole lot of dirty, and filled with everything in between, ONCE UPON A REAL GOOD TIME is a full-length standalone romance that’s full of heat, heart, humor and sexy times sure to keep you up all night.

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That smoking hot one-night stand with a former rock star?

Turns out he’s my son’s new music teacher. Oops.

But I didn’t know that the night I met Campbell. All I knew was he played my body the same way he played a guitar — like he owned it.

My libido is still high-fiving me after being self-served for too many years, and we’re both ready for another night or two of fun, especially since we don’t just have chemistry in bed — we connect over everything.

That is, until I learn he’s the man who’ll be coming to my house twice a week to teach my son — the best music lessons money can buy.

Time to turn down the volume on our shenanigans. Only that’s easier said than done.

***

I can rock a guitar solo in front of thousands, I can write chart-topping tunes, and I can absolutely stop thinking about my student’s mother naked.

After all, I’m a single parent too, and I know what it’s like to put your kid first. That’s what I do every damn day.

Trouble is, now that I’ve had Mackenzie, it’s hard — and I do mean hard — to stop wanting her. Harder too when I get to know her, and learn she’s an awesome mom, a great friend, and, oh yeah, she happens to get along perfectly with my daughter.

All we have to do is set some rules. No dating, no nookie when the kids are around, and no one gets hurt.

It’s all working out beautifully. Until we start breaking the rules, one by one.

Making music with her in the bedroom is easy. But will we be more than just a real good time when the music stops?

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Three brothers. Three rock stars. Three standalones.

The Heartbreakers Series—full-length, standalone romantic comedies with no cliffhangers releasing within one month so you can binge read these sexy novels! You can indulge in three delicious romances — a sexy one-night stand with an off-limits woman, a best-friends-to-lovers tale, and a falling-for-my-buddy’s-sister love story.All come with banter, sexy times, and single parents! So get your one-clickers ready for these sexy & charming men! Each love story will make you laugh, swoon and fan yourself from the heat!

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A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, and she’s sold more than 2.5 million books. In September she’ll release ONCE UPON A REAL GOOD TIME, a fun & sexy rock star romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter

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Mackenzie

I’m not checking him out.

I am solely focused on answering the next trivia question. The game emcee spouts it out for the four teams vying for the prize at The Grouchy Owl bar. The prize being bragging rights.

The hostess clears her throat, brings the mic to her mouth, and asks the question: “Which Las Vegas hotel did the bachelor party stay at—”

I’m perched forward in the chair whispering the answer to my teammate—Caesars, Caesars, Caesars—so we can write it on the answer slip before the hostess even finishes.

“—in the 2009 moving The Hangover?”

“So easy,” I say to Roxy as she smacks my palm and mouthsringer while filling in the answer.

I’m not a ringer.

I was simply fed a steady diet of Trivial Pursuit, trivia books, and endless facts about the world as a kid.

That’s all.

Also, I love trivia. Trivia helped me through some tough times as an adult, and by tough, I mean anxiety-ridden, sleepless, and stressful. That kind of tough.

As the hostess flips her cards to the next question, the guy on stage—the one I’m not at all checking out—adjusts the amp for his guitar. The Grouchy Owl has a little bit of everything—from darts, to pub quizzes, to pool, to live music from local bands. It’s like a Vegas hotel right here in the West Village. Big Ike doesn’t want patrons to leave, so she makes sure the entertainment options are plentiful.

And if that handsome hottie stays on the stage, I won’t want to head home for a long, long time. Except that I’ll have to. I’m Cinderella, and I turn into a pumpkin in minutes.

But for now…Hello, nice view.

As the guy turns the knob on the amp, his brown hair flops over his eyes. He flicks it off his forehead with a quick snap then runs his fingers down the strings on his guitar. Those fingers fly.

I bet they’d fly other places too.

Inked – Cover Reveal

INKED

Author: Drew Elyse

Series: Sailor’s Grave #2

Release Date: October 18, 2018

ABOUT THE BOOK

INSTANT ATTRACTION IS A POWERFUL THING.

Six months of dancing around each other led to one explosive night and two weeks without a word.

Only then did I learn the truth:

The man I’d wanted since he walked into Sailor’s Grave Tattoo Parlor was actually an undercover cop.

And the worst part is, I don’t even know his real name.

BUT WHAT IF ATTRACTION ISN’T ENOUGH

For over eight months I held back.

Except for that one night when I couldn’t fight it anymore.

I’d wanted her from the beginning, but I should have kept waiting until my secrets weren’t between us

Now, I have the ultimate challenge before me:

Convince the inked goddess of a receptionist to at least let me keep her safe, even if she won’t give me another chance.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Drew Elyse spends her days trying to convince the world that she is, in fact, a Disney Princess, and her nights writing tear-jerking and sexy romance novels.

When she isn’t writing, she can usually be found analyzing every line of a book, binge watching shows on Netflix, doing strange vocal warm ups before singing in a variety of musical styles, or screaming at the TV during Chicago Blackhawks games.

A graduate of Loyola University Chicago, she still lives outside Chicago, IL, where she was born and raised, with her boyfriend and her fur babies Lola and Duncan.

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Fortunate Encounters – Cover Reveal

Today we have the cover reveal from FORTUNATE ENCOUNTERS by Caterina Passarelli, a first in the new Signs Series!

Title: FORTUNATE ENCOUNTERS
Series: The Signs Series
Author: Caterina Passarelli
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release: September 20
Cover Designer: Najla Qamber Designs

About FORTUNATE ENCOUNTERS

Sitting at the wrong table turned my life upside down.

I was supposed to be on a date with one man but made a huge mistake—a mistake I keep bumping into all over New York City.

Clark Chambers is arrogant, straightforward, devastatingly handsome, and takes what he wants. And right now his sight is set on me.

But he only wants friends with benefits. And I’d rather eat dirt than agree to that.

After an “enough is enough” moment, I turn to the Universe for help & ask for a special sign.

And it’s just my luck … looks like rabbits & romance really do mix!

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Former TV News Producer turned Romance author, Caterina Passarelli has always had a love for words. From real-life Detroit crime to fictional love stories around the globe, she hopes to take her readers on a fast-paced adventure.

Caterina is the author of five titles in multiple genres: Romantic Comedy, Contemporary Romance and Romantic Suspense.

When she’s not writing about alpha males and strong, sarcastic women, she is the CEO of an online fitness coaching company.

Caterina is the fur mom to her three-year-old rescue dog, Piper, who she spoils uncontrollably.

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Crushing on the Cop – Release Day


Crushing on the Cop – RELEASE DAY – OCTOBER 25th!
Cristian Bianco has two things against him—he’s a police officer and he’s a police officer in the 18th District…meaning my dad is his boss.
Growing up as the Commander’s daughter and having his magnifying glass focused on everything I did was more than I could handle.
Now, I’m out on my own, living by my own rules. Well, mostly. The ‘job’ I created for myself has me in some hot water and my exit strategy isn’t exactly working out how I’d hoped.
Which is why when my best friend bids on Cristian for me at a charity bachelor auction, I’m not having it. A man in blue is only going to be one thing for me—a problem.
Except after his brother starts dating my best friend he becomes harder to ignore. The eight-pack abs. The sense of style only a girl like me can appreciate. The way he puts his family first. It all adds up to make him one irresistible prospect and has me wondering if he knows how to use those handcuffs the right way—by locking my wrists to his headboard.
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Engaged to the EMT – RELEASE DAY – DECEMBER 6th!
Luca Bianco is a jerk. There I said it.
He thinks he’s so suave and sexy, walking around in his paramedic uniform stretched out by all his hard muscles and saving lives every day. I swear he thinks every woman in the world kill for a chance to be with him.
Men like Luca are good for one thing only—a one-night stand—not commitment. I don’t care if my friend did pay good money at a charity bachelor auction for me to go on a date with him, I refuse to do it.
That is until Luca offers me a deal I can’t refuse, and I agree to be his pretend fiancé.
The heat that’s simmered between us for a decade ignites and I’m not sure even Luca will be able to kickstart my heart after I call code blue.
What’s that saying? Love is blind?
Not true. I can see this head-on collision coming a mile away.

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Turn to Stone – Release

Today we have the release blitz for TURN TO STONE by debut author, Ariana Rose. Check it out and get your copy or read for #FREE on Kindle Unlimited!

Title: TURN TO STONE
Author: Ariana Rose
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release: August 28

About TURN TO STONE

Their first run in would not be their last. Each time their paths intersected their connection was undeniable. She was seeking a love that only lived in her fantasies. He was seeking understanding from someone who would allow him to be the human he knew he was inside but couldn’t show the world for fear of the cost.

With everything against them, would they be the one each other so desperately needed? Would people, time and circumstance keep them apart? Would he be able to break free of expectation and reclaim his life? Would she ever openly be able to finally love like she always dreamed of and……. Turn To Stone

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Ariana Rose is a working wife and mother of two from the Minneapolis area. Her need to tell a good story has always been there but in earnest the last 6 years. She was inspired to take the leap to write a story by the encouragement of those who had come before her and those taking the journey with her. Turn To Stone is her debut.

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