Release Blitz & Review – A Cruel Arrangement, Tijan

April 25, 2023 | Posted in Cover Reveal | By




A Cruel Arrangement by Tijan is now live! 


This was my place. My business. Easter Lanes.

Then a guy comes in, trying to rob me, daring to take it away from me.

My home. My life.

Hell no. I won’t let my livelihood be threatened.

No one knows what I’ve done to build this life for myself.

Except he might.

Ashton Walden, a man I remember from when we were kids.

Even back then I could tell how dangerous he would be one day.

He’s now the head of the Walden mafia family, and my father is so in debt to them that they practically own him.

My dad and I are estranged and I want nothing to do with him or his debt, but the day after the attempted robbery, I don’t wake up in the hospital.

I wake up in Ashton Walden’s home. And he drops a bomb on me.

If I want my livelihood back, I need to earn it back.

And thus begins our cruel arrangement.



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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

A Cruel Arrangement is the second book in the Kings of New York series by Tijan. You can NOT read this book as a standalone so if you haven’t read A Dirty Business… go one-click it now. These kings of New York are 🔥. 
Molly is a fierce independent woman who has lived her life in survival mode. She was Shorty Easter’s daughter after all. A man owed by the mafia and not just any mafia, the Walden’s. The man had nine lives. Molly wanted nothing to do with her father. She bought him out of Easter Lanes and the bowling alley was her life. She had a few friends and her lanes. That’s all she needed. So when a man comes in to rob her at gunpoint, she flipped her switch. She won’t show fear. She will make him fear her. She ended up in the hospital but her biggest shock was where she was when she woke up… in Ashton Walden’s home.
Ashton needed her. He needed her for information and she needed him to get her life back. A cruel arrangement is made. Promises are made. It was dangerous. It was sexy. It was life-changing. There will be blood. There will be lust. There will answers. There will be love. It’s an epic mafia romance I will never forget. I am so hoping it’s not the end of the series. I still have love for another character. ♥️
When he was a teenager, he’d been hot. But now, my mouth was almost watering, and I hated that, but I couldn’t deny it. Now he was a masterpiece to look at, and my stomach dipped because I knew how ruthless he could be at the same time.
She owned me, and god help anyone who tried to take her away from me.
“You run and I’ll burn the world down for you.”



Meet Tijan


Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing after college and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Fallen Crest series, Ryan’s Bed, Enemies and others.
She is currently writing many new books and series with an English Cocker she adores.


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Release Blitz & Review – Makes The Heart Grow Fouler

April 21, 2023 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By



Looking for a grumpy/sunshine, forced proximity, rockstar romance? Say no more! Carrie Aarons’ just released Makes the Heart Grow Fouler, and it’s just as steamy as it is angsty! A famous country singer is giving the first interview in his twenty year plus career to a much younger journalist and makes her move into his compound to observe him because he refuses to sit down and talk to her.



Never meet your hero, because they’ll probably turn out to be a villain.

That thought didn’t even cross my mind when the magazine I work for assigned me to do a feature article on Dane, the greatest country singer of our generation. You know, the kind of celebrity who doesn’t require a last name because they’re that prolific.

Along with being one of my favorite artists, the notoriously private man has never given an interview in his twenty-year career, so this piece could make mine. Unfortunately, from the minute I step foot on his massive Texas compound, Dane is determined to break it.

Between his icy stares, lewd gestures, and mocking comments, the one week time table to ask him my questions comes and goes with zero answers. But for some reason, he won’t pull out of the article. And when he insists I move into his guest house in order to observe him, since he refuses to sit down one-on-one, I have no choice but to suck it up for my job.

After the year I’ve had, and the outside world I no longer want any part of, the seclusion is almost welcome. That is, if it didn’t include a sexy recluse who seems hellbent on messing with me. Working with someone I despise wouldn’t be so hard if it meant going home at the end of the day.

From his checkered past, to the rumors about his love life, to the fact that he vanished from the music scene five years ago, to the teenage daughter he’s raised as a single father her entire life … there is so much to unpack in order to learn the truth about the man buried beneath the ink covering his skin.

But the real danger comes when Dane drops the curtain completely, allowing me to see every side of him. Because it makes me want to show him every damaged part of myself.

Except two such opposite, but equally broken, people can never find a happily ever after. Especially since a villain has no heart. So what do I do when the fallen hero I can’t have wants to give me his?

5 out of 5 stars
Makes the Heart Grow Fouler is Carrie Aarons’s newest standalone. If you read Say You Love Me Again then you have met Dane as the mysterious country singer. I was absolutely thrilled when I found out that he was getting his own book. ♥️
Margot was both excited and nervous about interviewing Dane for an article. In his twenty-year career, this is the first time he has agreed to one. He did so for his daughter, Shiloh and for Full Hands, an organization for postpartum depression. She knew it wouldn’t be an easy task to get the man to open up but she had no idea it would be this difficult…
Dane didn’t want her there. He didn’t want any strangers on his property especially someone who could blow-up the life he has made for himself and Shiloh. Except after a few days of silence and pushing her away… she was staying in his guesthouse. Shadowing his life. He hated it. He also hated how much he wanted her. 
These two are 🔥! You have a grumpy, hot AF single dad and a beautiful badass journalist. The sexual tension is high. The banter is dangerous. I loved these two even when I wanted to smack Dane a few times before I wanted to kiss him. I love these characters so much. Closed off until they find the one who breaks down their walls and boy, did she. Thank you, Carrie for giving us their story! 
I kissed him like the world was on fire and we were going to die anyway, so … why not?
Whatever happens next is out of my control, I tell myself. We’ve been hurdling toward this cliff, and it’s about time I just dive right over it.
“How many nights did you dream about me in your bed before we even met?” He slides my black yoga shorts off my hips and my body.


New Release & Review – The Voices Are Back, Lani Lynn Vale

April 14, 2023 | Posted in New Release, Review | By

The Voices Are Back

Gator Bait Series 5

Lani Lynn Vale 

RELEASE: April 11, 2023






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About the Book

Her: Just a word, yet one person came to mind.


Morrigan St. Pete.


The woman that’d been hounding my every step since the day she was born. From the moment we first comforted each other in the hospital, to the day that I left her to follow her dreams, I knew that she was my one.


Through marriage, divorce, and a prison sentence, I had low expectations when it came to her ever coming around to my way of life. What kind of woman wanted a man that’d been to prison, had a child that disliked him and everything he stood for, and had zero prospects in life?


But then she popped into my life again, and that feeling of suffocation slacked off for the first time since I let her go.




The first time I tried to come back to Aodhan, I found him married with a kid on the way.


The second time I tried, he was heading to jail.


As one would say, the third time is the charm, right? Wrong.


The third time, he was divorced, fresh from prison, had a kid, and was again with his ex-wife.


That was the final nail in my coffin. I decided to give up.


I would do anything and everything I could to avoid him. Hiding wasn’t beneath me.


I only wish he’d stuck with my plan, because the moment he sees me again, it’s like he’s seen the light. Avoiding him is impossible when he goes out of his way to insinuate himself into every aspect of my life.


If only life was as perfect as my dreams.


Kara's Review

4 out of 5 stars

The Voices Are Back is the fifth book in the Gator Bait MC series by Lani Lynn Vale. I’ve been wondering about Aodhon’s story since we met him. It was an interesting second chance story that had me scratching my head a few times. I enjoyed a lot about it and found it entertaining, but it wasn’t my favorite of the series. I did like Aodhon and Morrigan both and felt for them that they missed out on a lot of years together. Most of which were out of their control. Once they figured it all out they could truly be happy. Then they had to deal with a few obstacles and people in their way. Loved, loved, loved the Epilogue! Looking forward to the next in the series!


Blog Tour & Reviews – Fluke, Adriana Locke

April 14, 2023 | Posted in Blog Tour, Review | By




Release Date: April 10th

Genre/Tropes: Fake ex-husband / Small Town Romance / Friends to Lovers / One Bed / He Falls First

Fluke, an all-new small-town romance, by USA Today bestselling author Adriana Locke is NOW LIVE!

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I need a fake ex-husband.

Let me explain …

I may have let it slip to my new co-workers that I have an ex-husband. Now they’re fascinated with the details, specifically with him.

Why wouldn’t they be? He’s gorgeous, has exceptional skills in the bedroom, and is determined to win me back.

But there’s a problem. He doesn’t exist.

The bigger problem? I have to produce him to save my job.

This is where you come in.

I’m seeking someone to play a smitten ex-husband for two weeks. You’ll need to remember our love story—details matter when it comes to romance! Please be prepared to travel in-state at a moment’s notice. We may be in close proximity and sharing a bed may be required.

One more thing—kisses are required for optics as necessary.

If this sounds interesting or, at the very least, entertaining, let me know.


Your Future Ex-Wife


Buckle up for a steamy adventure between friends-turned-lovers in this new “fresh twist on a favorite trope!” take on fake dating, close proximity, and romance in the workplace from USA Today Bestselling author Adriana Locke.





Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Fluke is the third book in the Carmichael Family series by Adriana Locke. Good Lord, Jess Carmichael is…everything. Like, literally the most perfect book boyfriend in the world. He’s smart, handsome, funny, loves his job and his family. He’s loyal and hilarious. And he’s never hidden his feelings for Pippa. He’s been open and honest for fifteen years about what he wants. When he finally gets his chance to prove that he’s serious, he doesn’t waste a single second. He’s going to prove to her that he’s worth the risk. That she deserves to be loved and be happy. He’s not going to give up on the only woman he’s ever wanted. He has to work hard to win her over, but he’s no quitter. He knows what he wants and he is going to get it. I mean, his parents didn’t raise no fool, well, they kinda did, but not Jess! Haha! I couldn’t love Jess or this book more. I always have my favorite Adriana hero and it’s usually the stoic, grumpy brother. But Jess just did it for me. Checked all my boxes and if I had time I would read it again immediately!



Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Fluke is the third book in the Carmichael Family series by Adriana Locke. You can read each book as standalone but I HIGHLY recommend reading the series since it is f*cking hilarious, sexy, and just so much fun. 
Pippa needs an ex-husband. Jess wants a chance. A chance to show Pippa that he isn’t playing around. They have been tip-toeing around each other long enough, and he is ready to take his shot. Again. And again. And again… She might think he is just being nice but there is nothing nice about the thoughts that have gone through his head for over a decade…
He wants her. Now, he just needs her to believe it. He wants to show her what it’s like to have someone by her side. To have a crazy family on your side. A family you can’t get rid of even if you tried. Lol. 
I don’t want to spoil anything about this funny AF, beautiful, emotional, and spicy story so I can’t get more into the story. I can say that I LOVED it!! The characters. The story. The love, laughter, heat, and understanding. *swoon* I have loved all these books but this one is my favorite! With that being said, I have a feeling that I will be saying that again with Flaunt. Oh, Sparkles… I can’t even. I just love that crazy f@cker. 
“What the hell was that?” Kerissa asks. I stare at the door and grin. That was trouble if I don’t watch it.  
Sexy, dirty, six-foot-three trouble all wrapped up in a sinful package.
“I want you to remember something,” he says. 
“What’s that?” 
“You asked for this.”
“I wish I had siblings like yours.” 
“You want Banks? I’ll let you have him.”


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USA Today Bestselling author, Adriana Locke, writes contemporary romances about the two things she knows best—big families and small towns. Her stories are about ordinary people finding extraordinary love with the perfect combination of heart, heat, and humor.


She loves connecting with readers, fall weather, football, reading alpha heroes, everything pumpkin, and pretending to garden.


Hailing from a tiny town in the Midwest, Adriana spends her free time with her high school sweetheart (who she married over twenty-five years ago) and their four sons (who truly are her best work). Her kitchen may be a perpetual disaster, and if all else fails, there is always pizza.


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Release Blitz & Review – Destined for Me, Corinne Michaels

April 11, 2023 | Posted in Cover Reveal | By

“I won’t ever hurt you, Hadley. I won’t.” “I know.”

Destined for Me, an all-new emotional Come Back for Me/Say You’ll Stay Crossover novella from New York Times bestselling author Corinne Michaels is available now!

From New York Times Bestselling author Corinne Michaels comes an Arrowood-Hennington crossover next generation novella.

No one makes my blood boil like Cayden Hennington. When I finished second in my class in law school, he finished first. We interned at the same firm—he got hired while I didn’t. Now we’re opposing counsel on my first big solo case, and I refuse to lose to him.

I will not think about the way his lips taste or how he makes my heart race. I won’t dream of that night we argued until our clothes came off.

That night is irrelevant because I am over him. (I’m also lying to myself).

However, we’re both professionals, right? Wrong. One stupid drink is all it takes after six hours of intense negotiations to find myself right back in his arms and in a world of trouble.

There is a thin line between love and hate, and we are destined to choose a side.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**

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5 out of 5 stars

Destined for Me is a Come Back to Me and Say You’ll Stay crossover by Corinne Michaels. I have read both series and loved each and every one of the books. This story is second generation and I am here for it. Cayden is Zack and Presley’s son and Hadley is Connor and Allie’s daughter. 
Cayden and Hadley have history. It started back in college, it was heated and complicated. Always going at each other. You know what they say, there is a thin line between love and hate. Hadley wants to forget about the hot, arrogant lawyer but he was now the opposing counsel…
Cayden wants Hadley. Her smart mouth just turns him on especially when she looks at him like she wants to kiss him with it. She might tell him she wants to forget about him and the night they shared years ago but he also sees the way she looks at him…with lust in her eyes. 
One more night changes it all…
Yes!! This is a story I didn’t know I needed and now I need more! Between the two series’ there were a lot of kids. Lol. 
“I hate you.” 
“You only wish you did,” Cayden’s voice I low…
In a suit, Cayden is gorgeous. Absolutely freaking amazing. In tight jeans and a cowboy hat…dear God. I am screwed.
“One meal. No sex.” 
Victory is mine.
“I will do my best to keep you from mauling me.” 
“Yeah, I’m sure that’ll be the issue,” she says with a smile.

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“It’s too bad my client had to walk away from your attempt at fixing the contract,” a deep voice that has taunted me for five years says from the edge of my office door. Cayden. Fucking. Benson-Hennington. The bane of my existence. It doesn’t matter that I am an associate at my law firm. That I have more billable hours than any other associates—and probably more than him—even though he was hired at the firm we both interned at while I was not. I swear, it’s his life’s mission to always be one step above me. Not today, Satan. “Well, your client is an idiot, and should take the deal I presented. Believe me, you won’t get a better chance to fix the mess you made. There won’t be another offer.” His wide grin makes my stomach flip. “We’ll see.” “Yes, I think we will. Was there something you needed?” He steps inside—uninvited I might add—and takes a seat. “By all means, make yourself comfortable.” “Look, Hadley, we both know that your client was asking for way too many concessions. To have two seats on the board would give them controlling votes. Come on, you know that was an error.” “Maybe so, but it wasn’t my error, it was yours.” To be fair, it wasn’t really his error. Cayden took over this negotiation after his client used another firm who clearly botched the contract. Still, it’s his issue at the very least. “No, but it is my mess and I plan to clean it up. By the end of this, my beautiful nightmare, you will be walking out with less than you came in with.” He’s so arrogant, ugh, I want to kiss him. I mean punch him. Punch. Not kiss. No, no, been there and done that. Never again. “So you want to rob these people of their entire life’s work?” “I want my client to get what they deserve.” I bet he does. This man has no soul. “Do you forget where you come from?” I ask. Cayden grew up in Tennessee. His family owns a horse ranch that they have had for generations. Literally a blue collar, farming family. The same as my clients. They were approached to sell their land, giving up their legacy, all so his client’s company can dismantle it and make it into a resort or a strip mall. Therefore, I don’t think asking for something to help safeguard either of those from happening is a concession they shouldn’t ask for. It’s only fair that their children have at least a little left at the end of this. “Of course, I know where I came from.” “And if this were your parents, how would you advise them?” He leans forward, resting his forearms on his knees. His green eyes fixed on me. “That’s where we differ, Arrowood…these aren’t my parents. They’re my clients and my goal is to get them everything they want.” I get up and walk around the desk, resting my ass just on the edge. His gaze moves down to my legs and up, lingering a bit on my chest. I watch as a flicker of desire flashes across his face, and I wonder if he’s picturing me naked. Remembering that stupid night we spent together in college. Lord knows I am—not. Nope, I’m not. I won’t. Because it was a mistake. Sure, I’ll go with that. Good thing I have an incredible poker face. “What are you thinking about?” his voice is low and husky. You and me on the floor, ripping each other’s clothes off. Or the desk, that would be equally fine. “I’m thinking about how arrogant and ridiculous you are. You came to my office to what?” I keep my tone even.

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Review Tour – The Rules of Dating My Best Friend’s Sister – Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

April 7, 2023 | Posted in Blog Tour, Review | By


Title: The Rules of Dating My Best Friend’s Sister
Authors: Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 2, 2023


From New York Times bestselling authors Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward comes a new standalone romance.


Rule number one for dating your best friend’s sister: Don’t.


Just don’t do it.


Especially when your best friend is dead and the last thing he made you promise him was that you’d keep an eye on his little sister, but not too good of an eye.
As a musician whose longest committed relationship was six weeks, I, Holden Catalano, was the last guy on Earth who should’ve been messing around with Laney Ellison.
The super smart girl whom I affectionately dubbed Lala since childhood was always off limits.
Though that didn’t stop me from thinking about her over the years, especially those times when the two of us would sneak out onto the roof and talk for hours after my buddy fell asleep. It was innocent, but I’d always held a torch for her.
After Ryan passed away, I vowed to always protect Lala. That included protecting her—from me.
Now all grown up and a scientist, Lala needed a place to stay when she accepted a temporary research position in New York. I thought I did the right thing by offering her an apartment in the building I co-owned with my three friends.
Except having her close by reignited all of those old feelings.
And things started to get complicated.
Especially since she was engaged.
And especially since, lately, I’d noticed something more in her eyes. Desire.
Lala didn’t exactly look at me like the platonic brother figure I was trying so desperately to be, even though I wanted her more than I’d ever wanted anything.
Yet, I was being good—on my very best behavior.
But you know what they say…all good things must come to an end, right?



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5 out of 5 stars
The Rules of Dating my Best Friend’s Sister is the second book in the The Laws of Opposites Attract series by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. Each book can be read as a standalone but I recommend reading The Rules of Dating since it’s damn amazing!
It all started with a letter. A letter written years ago. It was fate that the girl Holden crushed on since forever needed a place to stay and he had just the place. Next door. The issue? There were a few but the biggest…she was one of his best friend’s sister and the other… she was engaged. Her brother passed years ago but that didn’t matter, she did and his promise to watch out for her. Even if it’s from himself. He knew he wasn’t right for her. She was smart, beautiful, sweet, and wanted it all. Marriage and kids. He on the other hand was in a band that hadn’t taken off yet and wasn’t looking to settle down anytime soon or ever…
Lala thought she knew what she wanted. She thought she was happy but when she saw Holden, she knew something was missing. The feeling of feeling alive. She tried to forgot the way he had always made her feel. She wanted him when she was thirteen and she wanted him now. Their relationship was complicated that’s for sure. She didn’t want to hurt anyone but she had to make a choice. To be with a man who could give her a stable life or take a chance with a man she has a history with who could break her heart.
Wow! This series. It makes my heart rate go a mile a minute with each page. Between the twists, emotions, and sexiness… I am dead. And believe me, this book in fire. I absolutely loved it. Of course there were times I wanted to throat punch someone but at the same time I loved them. Hey, sometimes you have a complicated relationships with fictional characters, right? Haha. With that being said, I can’t wait for The Rules of Dating my One-Night Stand.
4 out of 5 stars

The Rules of Dating My Best Friend’s Sister is the second book in The Law of Opposites Attract series by the fabulous writing duo of Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward. I’ve been hoping we’d get more stories from this group of friends and I’m so glad Holden was next! He’s the sexy, handsome drummer with a heart of gold. Yeah, he was a playboy, but he just never met the right woman. Well, that’s not entirely accurate. He met her years ago and had a major crush. She just happens to be Ryan’s sister! His best friend who passed away. He never thought he’d have the opportunity to act on his feelings, but now she’s living next door to him and the more he sees her the more he likes her. Yes, he wants her in his bed, but he just wants to be with her. Talk to her. Laugh with her. Like they used to do when they were younger. But she’s engaged, so friends it is. Well mostly. Holden can’t exactly hide his feelings or his intentions but he won’t cross that line. He might step over it and then quickly step back, but ultimately it’s Lala’s choice to make. I enjoyed a lot about this book. Mainly, Holden. I found him genuine and caring and I connected with him and his indecision to pour his heart out but afraid because he wasn’t sure what Lala wanted. He felt like she just wanted the physical when he wanted it all. I didn’t connect with her at all. She was just meh for me and I’m not sure if it was that line into the cheating or just the miscommunication that bothered me. I also didn’t love the lack of support from his best friends. Yeah, we know he’s not had relationships and loves women, but I thought they were pretty harsh and not understanding at all. I’m glad I read it, I really wanted his story, and in the end I was happy with the way it all played out. I loved seeing Billie and Colby again too!




Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles are currently translated in twenty-seven languages and have appeared on bestseller lists in the US, Germany, Brazil, Bulgaria and Hungary. Three of her short stories have been turned into films by Passionflix, and two of her books are currently optioned for movies. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.


Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance. 


She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism. 
With over two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over thirty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.




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Release Blitz & Reviews – The Tryst, Lauren Blakely

April 5, 2023 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By



THE TRYST by Lauren Blakely

Release Date: April 5th

Genre/Tropes: Ex-boyfriend’s dad / Totally forbidden romance / Dirty talking alpha hero / Single Dad / Age-Gap


THE TRYST, an all-new forbidden romance by #1 NYT bestselling author Lauren Blakely, is NOW AVAILABLE!


What to expect from THE TRYST:


✔ Ex-boyfriend’s dad

✔ Age gap (15 years)

✔ He’s older/she’s younger

✔ Forbidden romance

✔ One Night Stand/Chance Encounter

✔ Single Dad


Make sure to grab this all-new age-gap forbidden romance TODAY!!


Some men are just off-limits. Like your ex-boyfriend’s father.



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“I loved this book so damn much! Highly recommended, I would add this to ex’s dad top reads list~ Srishti Nair on Goodreads

“This book embodies why I fell in love with Lauren’s writing….Just a beautiful story of falling in love, resilience, true friends, and FAMILY!! And Nick’s dirty mouth ~ Lynn A on Goodreads







Some men are just off-limits. Like your ex-boyfriend’s father.

But when I met the sexy, powerful older man shortly after my business school graduation, he was simply the seductive stranger I wanted to notice me, and he sure did.

Fast forward a few months later, when my college ex – now a good friend – introduces me to the person he looks up to most…his father.

The man I spent that one hot night with.

I should stay far away from the commanding business mogul. But my ex and I are planning a charity fundraiser that involves late nights at his dad’s penthouse in Manhattan.

Nights where he can’t stop looking at me with desire in his eyes that matches my own.

I try to resist him, playing the good girl in the city…mostly.

He’s the perfect gentleman…until he comes knocking on my door and tells me exactly what he wants to do to me.

And I say yes.

Stealing nights with him like this is supposed to be wrong, but it feels so right. And when he saves the day to protect his son at the fundraiser, my heart wants him as much as my body does.


Can we ever be more than just a tryst?


Kara's Review

The Tryst is the second book in the Virgin Society series by Lauren Blakely. I have read every single story Lauren has written and I have loved them all. This age gap, single dad, forbidden romance somehow hit me hard! Nick is just so perfect. He’s mature, sexy and smart. But he’s also caring, sweet, thoughtful and such a wonderful father. Layla is smart, beautiful and wise beyond her years. She’s driven and successful and wants to make a name for herself. A chance meeting at a business conference leads to a sexy one-night stand that seems like so much more. Nick is enchanted by Layla and not just because she’s beautiful. She’s smart and wants to her business to succeed. Neither of them are bothered by the age difference and they make no promises for more even though they both want more. A few months later they run into each other again and Layla finds out Nick is her ex-boyfriend’s dad. Now they can’t see each other again even if they wanted to. But fate seems to be throwing them together and they have to fight to stay apart. Until the pull is just too much. Nick doesn’t want to lose his son and Layla doesn’t want to lose her friend. But what are their options? Tell the truth, trust in each other and take the risk? Oh boy! I can’t say enough about how fantastic this book is. It’s one of my favorites of Lauren’s! Nick and Layla both have things from their past who defined who they are today. It didn’t break them, it only made them stronger. My heart hurt for both of them and I shed a lot of tears while reading this story! But I also laughed a lot and felt hopeful! I also loved the interaction between Nick and his son and Nick and his dad. It was just so real to me! I love makeup and I want to watch Layla’s videos! And of course we see Harlow, Ethan and Jules again! I love these friends so much. They are so supportive of each other and open and honest. Friendship goals! Overall, I loved it. I laughed, cried, smiled, sighed and had to fan myself. I can’t wait for more in the series!


Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

The Tryst is the second book in the The Virgin Society series by Lauren Blakely. I am loving this series. Hard. If you read The RSVP then you have met Layla as one of Harlow’s best friends. Well, it’s time to for her story and damn… it’s a unique, sexy, and fun one!
Layla Mayweather AKA Lola Jones had no idea that when she went to a conference in Miami that she would meet an older man who would give her one unforgettable night. A night full of fun, heat, tenderness, and the most amazing dirty talk. He checked all of her boxes but they agreed to just one night. She had to go back to New York and he was off to London…
Then a few months later, he comes walking into her life. In her city. To meet up with his son, David who happens to be Layla’s college ex-boyfriend turned good friend. Plot. Twist. And I am here for it! They know they need to keep their hands off each other but it’s so hard when they have to work side by side while helping  David with his fundraiser. Late nights in his penthouse meets sexual tension times a hundred. It’s hot, you guys!! The way he looks at her. The way they want each other. The way they have to fight it. I don’t even know how to explain it. It’s just beautiful and intense in all the best ways.




About Lauren Blakely:


A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible

Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s

sexy, sweet, and witty. She also writes USA Today bestselling LGBTQ romance.


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, with

more than 60 titles on the USA Today Bestsellers list alone. She’s sold more than 5 million books. A Brown University graduate, Lauren likes dogs, cake and show tunes and is the vegetarian at your dinner party.



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