Release Blitz & Reviews – The Perfects, Rachel Van Dyken

October 11, 2022 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

Everything was perfect. Until it wasn’t.

The Perfects by Rachel Van Dyken is now live!

Find out what happens when their perfect image breaks in #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken’s steamy new adult romance.

Everything was perfect. Until it wasn’t. Until my family took on a foster girl and placed her across the hall from me. A charity case to look good and a person who should have never existed in my world. I kissed her to get her to stop talking, and then I kissed her again because I liked the taste of her words–I liked her. It was our secret until we got caught–that night changed everything. We became strangers living in the same house, seeing the same ghosts of our past mistakes, but I can’t stop thinking about us, about those forbidden moments. I pretend to hate her, I tell her I’ll never forgive her, and then Quinn, my ex-best friend, steps into the picture. I can’t tell if he actually likes her or if he has a death wish and just likes pissing me off, but what do I say? Stay away from my foster sister? She’s mine? I’ve already had her? Saying that to him would expose what we were and ruin everything. We’re all three of us living multiple lies, and eventually, I know our ivory tower of perfection is going to come crashing down. He knows my secrets. I know his. And now she knows both. She wants. He wants. But I always—always get what I want. And what I want is the girl, no matter what it may cost me.

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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

The Perfects is Rachel Van Dyken’s newest standalone and it’s different than anything I have read by her and I am here for it. It’s an addictive, raw, beautiful, and heartbreaking story.  It was senior year and everything was perfect. That’s what the outside world thought anyway. The inside world was full of secrets, nightmares, and chaos. Everyone wanted what Ambrose had and all he wanted was to be free of it all. To be free like the birds. He had never felt that until she showed up. A girl with a black garbage bag in her hand. A girl who would be staying across the hall from him. A girl who set his world on fire. A girl who was forbidden. A girl he wanted and hated at the same time… Mary-Belle was new to this perfect life. It was everything people would want. Two parents. A mansion. Food. Oh, the food. She knew she was only there as a charity case and it wouldn’t last long but Ambrose made her feel safe and that was hard to come by in the foster system. She thought it was love until one night changed everything. He hated her. She was alone once again until Quinn walked in her life. A boy who knew how it was to be hated by someone so perfect. Will him being in her life be a safe haven or a mistake?  I can’t even tell you how much I enjoyed this book. From start to finish I was invested. Their relationships are complicated, beautiful, and I felt their connections on every page. Rachel killed it… Quotes:  “How can you be both such an asshole and such a gentleman? I don’t get it.”  “The world’s a confusing place, princess.” Well, apparently, Cinderella came out to play. “I’m gonna make you my bitch.”  “Fuck yes.”    

Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

The Perfects is a new standalone from the fabulous Rachel Van Dyken. I will read anything and everything Rachel writes. The Perfects is different from anything she’s written, but it still has all the things we love about a Rachel romance. Fun, sexiness, heat, loyalty, pain and friendship. Ambrose is perfect. Rich, handsome, adored by all. Mary-Belle is a foster kid who ends up at his house with all her belongings in a trash bag. She’s lived a very different life up until now. They click from the very start. They just see something in each other and it feels different. Ambrose doesn’t feel so alone and Mary-Belle feels safe. But one night changes everything. Now they are roommates who hate each other. Belle just wants to finish school and move on with her life. Quinn comes out of nowhere and wants to be friends. But he’s not just another guy at school. He’s Ambrose’s ex-best friend. There’s a lot of history and heartache there. And no she’s in the middle. But not really. The more things change the more Ambrose, Belle and Quinn realize they are all they have. They are family and they can get through anything the world throws at them. This story! Wow. I was on the edge of my seat trying to figure out what was going to happen next. At first I was happy and going with the flow and then bam! Then I was crying and shivering and wanting to cheat to the end to see what happens! But I know Rachel and she loves us and never does us dirty (ok, maybe that one time, but I forgave her). This was a story about love and friendship. Family and appearances. Expectations and deciding your own future. Overcoming the worst thing in your life and surviving. Trusting in the family you choose and letting go of the anger. Another “perfect” romance from Rachel Van Dyken!


Meet Rachel

Rachel Van Dyken is the #1 New York Times Bestselling, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of over 90 books ranging from contemporary romance to paranormal. With over four million copies sold, she’s been featured in Forbes, US Weekly, and USA Today. Her books have been translated in more than 15 countries. She was one of the first romance authors to have a Kindle in Motion book through Amazon publishing and continues to strive to be on the cutting edge of the reader experience. She keeps her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, adorable sons, naked cat, and two dogs. For more information about her books and upcoming events, visit

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Release Blitz & Reviews – Pretty Incredible, Lacey Black

October 11, 2022 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By


Title: Pretty Incredible
Series: Pine Village #1
Author: Lacey Black
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 11, 2022






Hooking up with my best friend’s brother was a mistake…an unforgettable one. It’s always in the back of mind and having returned to town has brought all those feelings rushing to the surface.
This time, I’m only here to cover my dad’s patients and help run the clinic—all work and no play. I haven’t even seen Gabe Rhodes since the steamy night we shared after he rescued me from a snowstorm. I need to keep it that way. Feelings make things messy and coming home has enough complications for me.
Avoiding him is going to be harder than I thought—turns out Gabe is my new co-worker, and the gorgeous physician isn’t just sharing the practice with me. He wants to share his bed too.
Blair O’Connor is back in town, and back in my life…and if we’re not careful she’ll be back in my arms. Being forced to work next to the sexy pediatrician every day is a special kind of torture.
She keeps reminding me she’s only here for a few months—that she has a job to do. We both do. But that doesn’t stop me from wanting her. The green-eyed beauty has captivated me. I know being here isn’t easy for her, witnessing the life her dad built with a new family.
I just have to make her see there are other reasons to stay…like how good we could be together.




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5 out of 5 stars
Pretty Incredible is the first full-length novel in the Pine Valley series by Lacey Black. There is a prequel short story called Pretty Remarkable that I HIGHLY recommend reading but not required. I read it last year in the Small Town Christmas Anthology and I wanted more and Lacey delivered.
It’s been six months since Blair was in her hometown of Pine Valley. Six months since she spent one night with her best friend’s older brother. She felt felt his touch, still thought of him every night, and still felt him in her heart. She wasn’t here for him though. She was in a town she very rarely visited to fulfill a promise to a man she barely talks to. Her father. A man who betrayed their family sixteen years ago. It was only going to be for four to six months then she would be back to Chicago. For now, she was going to help the small town as a doctor in her father’s practice. She was going to hang out with her bestie, and maybe reconnect with friends. She definitely wasn’t going to fall back into the arms of Hallie’s brother…
She was back. The woman who has taken up his mind over the last six months. Now, she was at his practice. Her office was right next door. Will he be able to keep his hands to himself for the next few months?
Hell. No.
I mean, why not have a fling while she was in town? The connection was still there. The fire was still burning from Christmastime. The flirt was on-point. The passion was undeniable. They had an expiration date and an understanding. They were adults. Professionals. They knew there were feelings. No denying that but all they could have were these few months. Right? Right.
I ♥️ Dr. Gabriel Rhodes. Just yum! Sweet, funny, sexy, and swoony. I also ♥️ Dr. Blair O’Connor. She is witty, fun, beautiful inside and out. These two are so much fun, flirty, sexy, and just click. I felt it back in the short story and I feel it even more now. The story isn’t just about these two doctors being good with their hands either. It’s about family, forgiveness, and moving on. It’s beautiful and raw. I can’t wait for the next book! I have a feeling I know who it’s going to be but if not, that’s okay, there are a few possibilities and I am here for both.
She’s the drug I crave, and I’m too weak to fight the pull.
“I’ve been thinking about you all damn day in a bikini, but this is…wow. You’re a vision. A fucking wet dream come to life,” he mumbles before claiming my mouth in a passionate kiss.
“Why, Miss O’Connor, are you wasting my shaving cream again?”
She gives me a Cheshire cat smile. “Maybe.”
5 out of 5 stars

Pretty Incredible is the first book in a new series by Lacey Black! I get so giddy when my favorite authors start new series’ and this one is fantastic! Blair left town when she was seventeen and never wanted to come back. Her father’s the local doctor and now she needs to go home and help run his practice while he’s out on medical leave. To her surprise, Gabe, her best friend’s brother and the man she spent one amazing night with months ago is now a doctor at the clinic. She’s only there temporary so what’s the harm in having a little fun while she’s there. Gabe is already falling for Blair and even though he knows she’s leaving he can’t help but hope she decides to stay. While in town she reconnects with old friends, spends time with her half-sister and spends her nights in Gabe’s bed. Will Blair be able to put her past behind her and choose love? Will Gabe be able to let her go when it’s time. Oh Lord! Gabe is so handsome and smart and swoony! And Blair is tough, smart and beautiful. They have amazing chemistry and fun banter.  I loved meeting all these new characters and Lacey is a master at setting up the next books. I already love them all!






USA Today Bestselling Author Lacey Black is a Midwestern girl with a passion for reading, writing, and shopping. She carries her e-reader with her everywhere she goes so she never misses an opportunity to read a few pages. Always looking for a happily ever after, Lacey is passionate about contemporary romance novels and enjoys it further when you mix in a little suspense. She resides in a small town in Illinois with her husband, two children, and three rowdy chickens.