Release Blitz & Reviews – The Anti-Fan and the Idol, Rachel Van Dyken

July 5, 2022 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

Make it or break it… Or maybe just break them?

The Anti-Fan and the Idol, an all-new steamy and emotional enemies-to-lovers novella set in the My Summer In Seoul world from New York Times best selling author Rachel Van Dyken 1,001 Dark Nights, is available now!

Make it or break it…

Or maybe just break them?

Ai-Ri has been training under YK Management in Korea for two years without any results. She doesn’t fit the typical mold for a successful K-POP idol image, literally down to her blood type. She has six more months before college entrance exams which means she only has six months to make it as an idol before her dreams are crushed.

Things take a turn when two of the most famous male idols break away from their group and decide to form their own co-ed group, a rarity.

And wonder of all wonders, they need one more girl.

It would be the perfect opportunity, except she hates them.

They are arrogant, entitled, rich little snobs who want the world to worship the ground they walk on. To make matters worse, the only reason they came to her was because they are desperate, which means she needs to prove herself even more.

Tempers and personalities collide when she’s forced to either accept the position or give up on her dream.

But what happens when you suddenly go from anti-fan and enemy number one to stuck in a love triangle between two boys you were born to hate but are somehow falling in love with? And will the group survive the heartbreak that follows when she finally makes her choice?

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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

The Anti-Fan and the Idol: A My Summer In Seoul Novella from Rachel Van Dyken is a fun, emotional and quick story in the K-POP world. After reading My Summer in Seoul I knew I wanted this book! Ah-Ri is running out of time to get her big break. Too bad it comes from Ryan and Haneul, jerks from her past. They have a short time to make it big. The first co-ed band. Failure is not an option so they have to put aside their differences and work together. Dance together. Sing together. Touch on accident, touch on purpose. Turns out they don’t hate each other after all, but  it’s risky and they can’t afford to get caught. While they are practicing and getting ready, they all learn things about themselves. They laugh, they heal, they grow. And when it’s their time, they shine. Together. Wow! This short story packs a full novel punch. I was sucked in from the first page and didn’t want it to end. I hope we get to see these characters again!  

Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

The Anti-Fan and The Idol is a novella spin-off to Rachel’s My Summer in Seoul standalone. I am not a big fan of K-POP but these books are amazing and a glimpse into the world phenomenon. These are all-new characters!! This is their last chance. Haneul and Ryan are best friends and bandmates and they need this to work. A co-ed K-pop group. They only needed one more girl to accept the challenge and their last chance was a girl who wasn’t a fan. It doesn’t help that they have bullied Ah-Ri. She never backs down and that is why they want her. She is different. She is no quitter and they only have a limited time till the Showcase. It’s all or nothing at this point and when she accepts… it’s on. What they didn’t expect was to like her. To really like her and that was dangerous in their industry. I can’t really get into the story anymore than that but I can say that I laughed, swooned, and cried. The book is short but it’s an emotional one. It definitely packs a punch and I hope RVD writes more in this world. Quotes: “Anyone ever tell you how sexy you look when you curse?” he asks. My breath hitches. The lights suddenly go off in the dance studio. “Power outage?” I say. “Good timing,” he replies. “You were a bad idea from the start.” “And you were bad from the very beginning.” I lift my chin. “What could you possibly want?” she asks. “A small spoon,” I answer. “Like I said, NO ramyeon!”
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About Rachel Van Dyken Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor. She keeps her home in Idaho with her husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!

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Release Blitz & Reviews – Gage, Sawyer Bennett

July 5, 2022 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

Gage: A Pittsburgh Titans Novel
Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: July 5, 2022


Read the first THREE chapters of Gage

Veteran player Gage Heyward retired from the league following a successful career. Now the Titans need him, but does he have what it takes to get back on the ice and pull this team together?

After achieving the goals I set for myself, I walked away from my professional hockey career. It was a tough decision, but the right one at the time. When the Titans organization approached me about joining the team they were rebuilding following a devastating plane crash, I felt a passion for the game and a competitive spirit I hadn’t felt in years. The opportunity to make a huge difference to a lot of people spoke to me, and I accepted their offer and headed to Pittsburgh without a second thought.

Jenna Holland is also new to town, having moved from Phoenix to Pittsburgh to take a job with the Titans. Her past has left her with scars—both physical and emotional—and she’s slow to trust others. But the more I learn about Jenna, the more I want to know. The more I need to know. Because the beautiful blonde with honey gold eyes and a wall around her heart has me enamored.

My game on the ice is the best it’s ever been, but it’s my game off the ice I’m focused on these days. Because while Jenna may not be willing to take a chance, I know the potential is there for something big. Something life changing. Now I just need to convince her to take the shot.

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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Gage is the third book in the Pittsburgh Titans series by the fabulous Sawyer Bennett. Gage is the definition of swoon. He’s mature, caring, funny, sexy and honest. It’s refreshing to read a hero who isn’t playing games, cares about what people think of him and admits that he wants a woman. Jenna is new to town and friends with Baden and Sophie. As soon as Gage sees her he can’t look away. Yes, he sees the scars, but he sees the beautiful woman with the mesmerizing eyes. There’s something about her and he just knows she’s meant to be in his life. He says friends, but he means more. He just has to get her to see it. Jenna has been living in the shadows for a long time. She’s self conscious of her scars and doesn’t trust people to see beyond them. Until Gage. She’s not sure what he sees when he looks at her, but after getting to know him more, she trusts his honesty. She’s also wildly attracted to him and he makes her want to find herself again. I loved this story! The journey Jenna goes on to let go of her past and move forward was inspiring and brave. How she learns to trust Gage and believe what he says to her. And Gage, sweet mama! That man. The things he says and does. How he talks about his family and friends. He’s loyal and smart and sexy and …everything! He’s older and wiser and knows what he wants and goes after it. I couldn’t love this story more!


Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Gage is the third book in the Pittsburgh Titans series by Sawyer Bennett. Each book can be read as standalone but I recommend reading the series since each couple is unique and tied into the series.

Gage is back! He is out of retirement to help build the Titans back up after losing most of the team in a tragic plane crash. He is one of the oldest players but in the best shape of his life. He only plans of being in Pittsburgh for the season to lift the team’s spirit and hopefully get to the playoffs. What he didn’t expect was her… Jenna Holland. A new woman in a town and in the office. A beauty like no other. He just needs to show her that he means business. He wants her, scars and all.

Jenna was nervous and excited about moving to a new city and starting a new job. She is ready to be out of her comfort zone, one inch at a time. She only has two people in town, Baden and Sophie but on moving day she meets him… Gage Heyward. A hockey player who makes her skin tingle. But she doesn’t believe the flirting he is giving off. Doesn’t believe a man like him would want a woman like her but when he shoots his shot, she is confused and excited at the same time. Will he make his shot?

Awe!! I love these two. Gage is so swoony with his respect and patience. Love and admiration. Jenna is stronger than she believes and one hell of a badass. I knew this was going to be an emotional ride knowing some of Jenna’s story and Gage is perfect for her. He totally filled her bucket and she filled his.


“Sometimes… you can lurk in the dark for so long, it’s hard to leave the security it becomes.”

The man is dangerous, for with a few words, he makes me want him fiercely in all ways.

Just know that when you’re comfortable enough to share the pieces of you that you hate, I want you to know that I won’t hate them.


About the Author:

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Sawyer Bennett uses real life experience to create relatable stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From contemporary romance, fantasy romance, and both women’s and general fiction, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

A former trial lawyer from North Carolina, when she is not bringing fiction to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to her very adorable daughter, as well as full-time servant to her wonderfully naughty dogs.

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