5 Heart Review – The Unhoneymooners, Christina Lauren

May 17, 2019 By

 

Olive is always unlucky: in her career, in love, in…well, everything. Her identical twin sister Ami, on the other hand, is probably the luckiest person in the world. Her meet-cute with her fiancé is something out of a romantic comedy (gag) and she’s managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a series of Internet contests (double gag). Worst of all, she’s forcing Olive to spend the day with her sworn enemy, Ethan, who just happens to be the best man.

Olive braces herself to get through 24 hours of wedding hell before she can return to her comfortable, unlucky life. But when the entire wedding party gets food poisoning from eating bad shellfish, the only people who aren’t affected are Olive and Ethan. And now there’s an all-expenses-paid honeymoon in Hawaii up for grabs.

Putting their mutual hatred aside for the sake of a free vacation, Olive and Ethan head for paradise, determined to avoid each other at all costs. But when Olive runs into her future boss, the little white lie she tells him is suddenly at risk to become a whole lot bigger. She and Ethan now have to pretend to be loving newlyweds, and her luck seems worse than ever. But the weird thing is that she doesn’t mind playing pretend. In fact, she feels kind of… lucky.

 

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Kara's Review

The Unhoneymooners is Christina Lauren’s new enemies to lovers romance and I loved every minute of it! I laughed out loud and cried big fat tears. Ethan is totally swoonworthy and Olive is hilarious! Olive’s twin sister is marrying Ethan’s brother. They have never gotten along and they have this hilarious banter that is both mean and funny. When they are the only two people at the wedding who don’t get sick, they are persuaded to go on the honeymoon together. They figured they can have a free vacation and stay away from each other. Well, it doesn’t quite work out that way and they are forced to pretend to be married. Ethan and Olive have amazing chemistry even when they can’t stand each other. But when they spend more time together, they realize there’s attraction and sexual energy between them as well. They both have their reasons for not liking the other. Could they have been wrong this whole time? Could this fake honeymoon turn into something real when they get home? I loved this story. So much! Ethan with his little quirks and his buttoned up attitude and Olive and her love for food and telling it like it is. They appear to be opposites, but when they take off the gloves and actually get to know each other, they realize they actually like each other. A lot. Overall, I laughed, cried, got hot and bothered and loved watching them fall for each other. She showed him how to laugh and he showed her how to be more series. They are perfect for each other!

 

P.S.: I LOVE the names the call each other!

 

“What are you doing?”

“God, I don’t know. Just go with it.”

“I can feel your penis.”

“Is this comfortable?”

“No.” I am acutely conscious of every doughnut I’ve ever eaten in my entire life.”

 

“I always assumed my attraction was obvious. I wanted to translate your frowns and find out what you problem with me was and then bend you over the back of my couch.”

 

“She was wearing a T-shirt that said Particle Collisions Give Me a Hadron, and I thought any woman who understands a physics pun is someone I need to know.”

 

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Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of long-time writing partners/besties/soulmates/brain-twins Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. The coauthor duo writes both Young Adult and Adult Fiction, and together has produced fourteen New York Times bestselling novels. Their books have been translated into 30+ languages. (Some of these books have kissing. Some of these books have A LOT of kissing.)

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Chapter Reveal – Satisfaction Guaranteed, Lauren Blakely

May 16, 2019 By

 

SATISFACTION GUARANTEED by Lauren Blakely
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Look, she started it.

She issued me a challenge I couldn’t back down from. Make her purr like no man has done before.

Fine, she’s my business partner’s daughter. All right, I’m also working in the same damn practice with her. Yes, she happens to be my ex-fling. But that was seven years ago, and it was barely a week-long thing.

Except, Sloane is still the one I can’t stop thinking of — brilliant, sexy, captivating Sloane. Maybe a week of taking her to new heights will get her out of my head.

So what if we spend a few nights on the town too? So what if I romance her across Manhattan? It’s all in the name of scientific pursuit of more magnificent Os.

Until the rules change…

 

 

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“It’s been telling me that you and I are becoming friends,” I say, but my tone isn’t entirely friendly.

Her lips curve up. “Is that so? We’re friends?”

“Feels that way.” But it actually feels like we’re in Tahiti again. And tonight is its own separate night, apart from time and space and reason.

“It does feel that way,” she agrees softly. “Do you think we found that alternate universe you mentioned?”

I inch closer. “I’d like to spend a night in that alternate universe.”

She licks her lips. “Everything’s different there.”

“Nothing’s off-limits there.”

“Maybe that’s where we are.” The words come out a little husky, a lot sexy, and I know what’s changing.

The reminder of who she is, how we’re connected, isn’t keeping me away.

The barrier isn’t strong enough tonight.

No matter how much we talk.

No matter how hard we try to be friends or colleagues or business partners.

The wall can’t hold.

The kind of chemistry we have doesn’t disappear with the snap of your fingers or the flip of a switch.

Yes, I want this newfangled friendship. Yes, I want all our various business arrangements to go swimmingly. And tangoing with someone I work with in close quarters is all kinds of risky.

But hell, this woman and I, we have a lot of unfinished business.

And I want to finish it.

Tonight.

I set a hand on her leg, spreading my palm over the fabric covering her thigh. She trembles under my touch. “There’s something I’ve been wondering,” I say, my fingers playing with her dress.

Her voice is a feather. “What’s that?”

I don’t take my eyes off her. Traveling along her body, I wrap my hand around her hip, tightening my grip. The feel of her is intoxicating.

I’ve definitely had more than one drink. I’ve had a whole bottle.

And I want another.

I move my hand to her face, cupping her cheek, sliding my thumb over her lip. “I can’t stop wondering if you taste like champagne.”

Her eyes are etched with desire, blazing with heat. “Why don’t you find out?”

A voice says Do it.

It’s not a little voice. It’s not Truly’s voice.

It’s in my head, and it’s all mine.

And, honestly, it’s probably connected straight to my libido, since that voice has the tendency to override everything else in moments like this.

Like, for instance, good judgment.

Like warnings from business partners too.

I dip my face to hers, savoring every sliver of a second. Her glossy pink lips part the slightest bit, an invitation.

I take my time, because I want to experience every moment of kissing her again. I dust my thumb over the corner of her lips and seal my mouth to hers, capturing her kiss.

Seven long years unfurl. The moment on the street the other week was a mere snapshot. A five-second trailer to tease the audience, to leave them wanting more. This is the opening credits. The start of the whole story, unfolding on screen.

Her lips part, welcoming me. Roping her arms around my neck, she brings herself closer as I sweep my lips over hers.

Our mouths explore. Touching. Discovering. Tasting.

My brain goes hazy, and as I deepen the kiss, I’m nothing but sensations that overwhelm all else.

It’s sparklers waving, lighting up the darkened sky on a hot summer night.

It’s the exhilarating first dip of a sixty-mile-per-hour roller coaster.

It’s the first sip of a vintage Scotch. A taste that makes you moan. That makes your mouth water and crave so much more.

Kissing Sloane is everything good in the world. She tastes like champagne, and it goes to my head. Her hair smells like vanilla, and it floods my senses. I want to kiss her breathless. Yanking her closer, I grind against her, needing her to feel how much I want her. She groans as she clearly gets my message.

Then she sends her own message, wrapping her hands tighter around my neck. She’s fierce, kissing me harder, rougher.

It’s like past times and it’s like present times, because there’s a brand-new urgency between us.

My pulse spikes and my blood heats. It’s as if a clock is ticking. Hell, time’s speeding up, spinning faster.

I’m vaguely aware we’re in public.

But I don’t care because the woman I’ve wanted for years is rubbing against the outline of my cock. Her fingers dart to my hair, tugging. “Harder, more,” she pants.

Damn, those are two of my favorite words.

I give her a rough, demanding kiss, but soon she breaks it, taking a moment to breathe, to smooth her hair.

“So how are we doing as friends?” she asks, a naughty glint in her lovely brown eyes.

I need a second to recalibrate, since we just went from racing around the track to a leisurely drive.

“I’d say we’re great friends in our alternate universe.” I lower my face and kiss her neck, whispering, “If friends do this . . .”

 

 

About the Author:
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’ssweet, sexy and witty. Her heroines are strong and smart and her heroes have hearts of gold and fantastic funny bones. 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 3 million books.

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Release Blitz. 5 Heart Review & Excerpt – Payback, Amy Daws 

May 16, 2019 By

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Title: PAYBACK
Author: Amy Daws
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: May 16, 2019
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ALLIE HARRIS WANTS PAYBACK.
Her cheating ex deserves to see her living her best life; a one-night-stand with a hot South African soccer player would be the perfect revenge. Right?

Wrong. Allie is so, so wrong.

ROAN DEWALT HAS ALL THE MOVES.
On and off the field he’s at the top of his game. Roan respects hard-work, dedication—and follow through. He’s not a one and done kind of man, and he’s far from being done with Allie Harris.

One sexy night and two years later, Allie’s job brings her back to town. An opportunity for the perfect replay Roan has been fantasizing about since they slept together.

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Allie Harris has a secret; one she’s been keeping from Roan all this time. Digital proof of their one night together—taken without his consent.

Will Allie’s payback plan come back to bite them both? Or can she erase her past mistake and embrace a new future with Roan?

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Payback is Amy Daws’ newest sexy, football romance set in the Harris Brothers world! It’s their cousin Alice and Roan is Tanner’s teammate. If you haven’t read the Harris Brothers series you need to run and do that now. This is a standalone so you won’t be lost, but you will want to know every one of their stories. Trust me. I listened to the entire series in audio and I love all the brothers! I actually might love Roan the same if not more than them and I was so excited he was going to get his own story. The sexy South African beauty needed his own happily ever after! He’s not your typical footballer with the girls and the drama. He pretty much stays to himself with his roommate Mac (Please give us his story!) and dates here and there. He’s not a player and he’s actually a nice guy. Allie’s cousin Vi sets her up on a date with Roan and Allie can’t believe how good looking, funny and sweet he is. He’s also confident, sexy and a dirty talker. Allie’s only in London for a few days and she spends one amazing night with Roan. Two years later and Allie is back in town. Roan isn’t going to let this opportunity go by again. He wants more of Allie and he’s determined to get what he wants. He’s never wanted a woman like this and not just in the bedroom. There’s something about her that’s so different. She’s beautiful, but there’s so much more to her. Allie tries to resist Roan, but he just says the perfect things. He wants more but he’s not sure what she wants. When things finally get real, something from their past gets out and it’s not good. Not good at all. Roan has worked his whole life to stay clean and focused and help his mom and sisters and his whole life is in jeopardy too. And so is the life he thought he was going to have with Allie. Will Roan be able to forgive Allie? Will he realize he needs her before it’s too late? Wow. I loved this story! Roan gave me all the feels. He’s so sexy and handsome and loves his family. He’s talented and dedicated and loves so many things about Allie. I loved watching them fall for each other. They are opposites, but they just fit. Their connection is off the charts! Allie was broken, but she survived. She’s strong, funny and quirky. I mean, she is a Harris! Overall, I laughed, cried, got hot and bothered and I can’t wait to listen to this sexiness in audio!!

 

I turn toward Roan, our faces now only inches apart, and he’s looking at me like he’s seen me naked. I’m looking at him like I’ve seen him naked. And I’m suddenly starting to wonder why the hell we’re not just seeing each other  naked already.

 

“Do you think your cousins will kill me if you and I start spending more time together?

“Time? In what capacity?”

“In the type of capacity where I buy drinks or food and you drink the drinks or eat the food…Then we kiss at your front door.”

“That sounds like dating.”

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Without warning, my uncle pushes open a set of double doors and leads me into a changing room full of…

Naked. Soccer players.

Butt naked, wet or sweaty—I can’t quite tell—soccer players.

I catch sight of one guy flicking a towel at the bare ass of another, so I duck my head and shield my gaze. Good-god, if I’m caught ogling several hanging members being swung about all willy-nilly, I’ll be sure to lose my job! Be cool, Allie. Be cool. You’re one of the guys! And you’ve seen penises before!

I stumble behind Vaughn, who doesn’t miss a step as he continues marching on, walking past loads more of naked soccer players positioned at their lockers. Seriously, why are they all completely naked? Don’t they get cold? I thought shrinkage was a real thing! Nothing in this room is shrunken. Shranked? Whatever…I can’t grammar right now, there’s dicks everywhere!

Vaughn rounds a corner to another set of lockers and states firmly, “Here we are.”

I look up just as my high heel catches on something beneath me. I make a move to extract it, but my foot hooks on to whatever it is, holding my leg hostage while my body continues propelling forward. Letting out a yelp, I brace myself for an epic tumble.

But instead of falling down on the concrete flooring like I thought I would, I end up face planting into a chest. A very manly chest. A very manly, naked chest, whose pecs feel like two smooth boulders tensing beneath my twitching fingers that are currently clinging on for dear life.

“Ag, careful…That bag’s a biter,” a familiar voice murmurs on the top of my head as two very large hands wrap around my waist.

I look up and every organ in my body does a somersault as I stare up into the gorgeously pale brown eyes of Roan DeWalt. My one-night-stand.

Who’s apparently not at all worried about shrinkage.

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Release Day Blitz – Dangerous Magic, Evie Hart

May 16, 2019 By

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Dangerous Magic, an all-new cozy mystery from New York Times bestselling author Emma Hart writing as Evie Hart, is available now!

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It’s not every day you have to return to your hometown to bind your borderline-poltergeist grandmother to the family property.

Unfortunately, today is that day for Avery Thorn.

All Avery wants is to report the binding to the Witch Council so she can fulfill her obligation, but finding a dead body and the Head of the Council on the brink of death isn’t in her plan.

Especially when she’s pegged as the number one suspect.

Now, it’s down to Avery and her cousins—and her sassy feline familiar—to figure out who tried to murder the Head of the Council. Magically bound to find the culprit, the last thing she needs is the new detective getting under her toes.

Unfortunately for her, she finds herself colliding with the hot cop more than she wants. And since her familiar hates him, it’s not always pleasant.

New magic and a devastating tragedy threaten to derail their investigations—but not quite as much as the person who isn’t happy they’re involved…

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Evie Hart is the cozy mystery writing alter-ego of New York Times bestselling author, Emma Hart.

Evie was born when her love of paranormal cozy mysteries jumped from her Kindle to the page. The Haven Lake Mystery series is her first foray into the paranormal cozy world and begins with DANGEROUS MAGIC.

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Blog Tour – A Cruel Love, S.M. Soto

May 15, 2019 By

Today we are celebrating the release of A CRUEL LOVE by S.M. Soto. It is a romantic suspense title that is part of the Cavalieri Della Morte set. A Cruel Love is on sale now for only $2.99 or you can read it for FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

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As a hitman for hire, Percivale is no stranger to violence.
From the moment he saw Blossom Jaymes through the window of her bakery, he knew he was in too deep. Not only was she as sweet as her perfectly crafted treats, but she was a soft-spoken, golden-haired angel that shone like a bright beacon in his dark world. And Percivale didn’t deal in angels. He dealt in death and crime. The even bigger issue? Percivale’s next hit is on said sweet little baker who doesn’t seem to realize how much danger lurks around her with each passing day.
If he doesn’t get the job done, who will?

When Percivale has to decide what’s more important to him—the life of a woman who may very well be innocent or getting his revenge on the men who murdered his family—the lines become blurred. Morals are twisted and a deathly chase ensues that can only result in one thing—Blossom buried six feet under.
Or can it?
Can Percivale let his lust for revenge go in order to save Blossom from the bounty on her head, or will the power she unknowingly holds over him be what gets her killed?

 

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S.M. Soto was born and raised in Northern California where she currently resides with her son. Her love for reading began when she was a young girl, and has only continued to grow into adulthood. S.M. lives for reading books in the romance genre and writing novels with relatable characters. She refers to herself as a bit of a romance junkie. S.M. loves to connect with readers and eat copious of donuts that will surely lead to her demise (carbs are life).

 

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Release Day Launch, 5 Heart Review & Excerpt – Unbroken, Jay Crownover

May 14, 2019 By

 

From New York Times bestselling author Jay Crownover comes UNBROKEN, the prequel novella in her brand new Loveless, Texas series! Check out the amazing excerpt below, and grab your copy today!

 

About UNBROKEN:

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men series comes a captivating novella about a rugged rodeo star who will do anything to protect the people he loves.

When rodeo star Crew Lawton loses everything in a bad bet, he has no choice but to take a new job to pay off his debts – even if it means becoming the face of an expensive male skincare line. Crew is used to getting sweaty and rustling in the dirt, not posing for photo shoots. And he’s certainly not used to being bossed around by a woman who doesn’t even know the difference between bulls and broncs. But Crew owes money to dangerous criminals, and he’ll do anything Della says in order to pay them back and keep them far away from his family in Loveless, Texas…

The launch of her new men’s line for her family’s company means everything to Della Deveaux, and she’s not willing to let some rugged, arrogant cowboy ruin her campaign. Crew Lawton is the last man she would have chosen to represent her chic, sophisticated brand. Unfortunately, her father already invested millions in Crew’s stupidly handsome face. Yet the more time they spend together, Della and Crew realize that opposites do attract. But when the time comes for Crew to face his past mistakes, will he be able to protect his family…and the woman he’s come to love?

 

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Unbroken is a novella in the Loveless Texas series by the talented Jay Crownover. I love when my favorite authors start a new series and Jay knows how to write sexy, smart, broody, bad boys from all walks of life. And now we can add cowboys to her list! Crew is a rodeo star who lost everything and is forced to take drastic measures to save his name and keep his family safe. Turns out that means becoming the face of a men’s hair and skincare line. He’s ruggedly handsome and sexy, but he’s not sure about this. Della’s company needs this. She has something to prove and she’s going to make Crew into the perfect looking man. But after spending some time with him she realizes he’s already good looking, interesting and sweet and doesn’t really want to change him. Once he’s allowed to be himself Della can’t believe how good he looks. What a natural he is and she can’t resist him. He’s nothing like the men she usually falls for and that’s the point. He makes her want to be different. She makes him want to be better. Crew is sexy, sweet and knows how to use his words to charm Della. She’s gorgeous, smart and very good at what she does.This is the perfect opposites attract love story that I quickly read in one sitting. Looking forward to seeing more of Crew’s brother, Case.

 

“All or nothing. Everything is my life is all or nothing. Want it all when it comes to you, Della.”

 

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“This the one, Ms. Priss?” I turned in a circle, hating how restrictive and stiff the refined suit felt. There would be no staying on the horse for eight seconds in something like this. I doubted I could even bend over and pull my boots on in this getup. I failed to see how being dressed like I was going to high tea with the queen was going to convince normal men with a little extra cash to buy the junk in my hair. It felt like overkill, but I would chew my tongue off before telling Della that. I knew how much this campaign meant to her, and I needed her to keep me around so I could get paid. .. and get to kiss her again.

Della circled around me, eyes scanning from head to toe. A small frown tugged her perfectly arched brows down into a V, and her lush, soft mouth pulled into a pout I was becoming achingly familiar with. She lifted a hand and touched the knot of the silk tie where it rested at the base of my throat. She fingered the delicate material and heaved a sigh.

“You look perfect, but something is still off.” She met my gaze with a scowl. “Can you try and look a little less like you’re being tortured? That might help the overall image.”

Her snippy tone and the upturn of her nose made me grin. I rolled my head around, causing my neck to pop and my shoulders to relax. Della’s expression softened when I was no longer standing at attention, but she still let out a dejected-sounding sigh and reached for my tie, releasing me from the expensive noose.

“You have a body made for designer clothes, but something is lost when you put them on. I feel like we’re trying to wrap the Mona Lisa in silk or something. Frankly, it’s annoying that you make denim and flannel look just as good as Versace and Prada.” Once she had the tie off, she told me to go ahead and get back into my own clothes. I asked her what the plan was for the shoot and a brief flare of panic and doubt lit up her catlike eyes. She forced a smile and told me she would figure it out.

Since I was totally a fish out of water in this scenario, all I could do was follow orders like a good soldier. I stripped out of the fitted vest and worked on the tiny buttons of the shirt. I was handing them both off to the flirty wardrobe girl who was enjoying the impromptu striptease when Della’s “Wait a second!” had both of us freezing on the spot.

She was looking at me in the mirror, eyes roving over my half-dressed form. She wandered over to where my jeans and boots were tossed in a haphazard pile on the floor. After a second of rooting around, she came toward me, my black wifebeater in one hand and my boots in the other.

“Put these on with the pants.” She looked at the wardrobe girl with a lifted brow and had to snap her fingers in the woman’s face to get her attention. “Go find me a pair of suspenders, leather if you have them.” The other woman scurried off to do as she was told and I dropped to the seat to pull on my boots.

“I keep trying to turn you into something better.” I looked up at Della as she snorted out a laugh. “But from the start, you were perfect the way you are.”

 

Be sure to pre-order JUSTIFIED, the first novel in this brand new, sexy series!

About JUSTIFIED:

The New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men series delivers a romance about a rugged Texas sheriff who must protect the woman who was once his sworn enemy…

Case Lawton comes from a family of criminals. So as the sheriff of Loveless, Texas, he’s determined to do everything by the book–until he’s called to Aspen Barlow’s office after a so-called break-in. The last thing he wants to do is help the woman who cost him custody of his son. But Aspen isn’t the heartless lawyer Case remembers, and he starts to question his long-held grudge…

Aspen is scared for her life, and Case is her last hope for protection. But to get him on her side, she’ll have to reveal the painful truth from all those years ago. Now, as they work together to track down a dangerous criminal, Case and Aspen learn to trust each other. And as the threats escalate, it becomes clear there’s a thin line between love and hate… because there’s nothing Case wouldn’t do to keep her safe.

 

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About Jay Crownover:

Jay Crownover is the international and multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men series, the Saints of Denver series, the Point series, the Breaking Point series, the Getaway series, and the Loveless, Texas series. Her books can be found translated in many different languages all around the world. She is a tattooed, crazy haired Colorado native who lives at the base of the Rockies with her awesome dogs. This is where she can frequently be found enjoying a cold beer and Taco Tuesdays. Jay is a self-declared music snob and outspoken book lover who is always looking for her next adventure, between the pages and on the road.

 

 

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Blog Tour & Excerpt – Corrupt Savior, Tara Leigh

May 13, 2019 By

 

CORRUPT SAVIOR (WAGES OF SIN #2) by Tara Leigh
Release Date: May 13th

 

 

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Blurb:
I am the monarch of Manhattan’s underworld.
A corrupt king, ruling a sinful empire.

I wasn’t born to the crown.
Nevertheless, I wear it well.

Aislinn Granville is the Crown Jewel of my empire—my queen.
To my enemies, she’s my Achilles heel—a perfect pawn.

Without her, I am a wounded warrior.
A ruthless, relentless beast.

There is nowhere she can be taken that I won’t find her.
No adversary I won’t crush to get her back.

Even if I have to burn this city to the ground.

 

 

Excerpt:
My heartbeat is an erratic, distracting pitter-patter against my ribs as I take in the stark beauty of the man standing in front of me. He looks like the same man I ran from. Almost.

The same rich black hair and inky eyelashes. The same strong, shadowed jawline and high, elegant cheekbones. The same spark of intensity lighting up those dark, dark eyes.

But now there are smudges beneath them. And faint horizontal lines, like the silvery remnants of a shattered spider web, crossing his forehead.

Damon is glaring at me like an adversary he’s torn between spanking or fucking. There is yearning in his gaze, a faint glimmer of tenderness beneath his infuriated expression.

I like it. A lot.

The panic and fear and pure terror that filled my veins just a few hours ago hasn’t yet evaporated. Those intense emotions are still there, like toxins that have yet to be flushed from my system. I don’t want to be treated with kid gloves. Not by Damon King.

I need his intensity now more than ever. I am desperate to revel in the raging storm Damon and I create when we’re together. The kind of storm that deserves a name. Deserves to be written in history books for its power . . . and for the toll of its destruction.

I want the shocking illumination of lightning. The ominous energy of thunder.

I want to give and take.

Clash and break.

Writhe and shake.

“Damon.” I say his name like a warning. I need the savage who claimed me as his own. My savage king.

He presses a firm kiss to my forehead, his fingers lightly pushing into the hair at the base of my scalp. “Tell me this,” he says. “Is there any hurt I can’t kiss better?”

The throaty rumble of Damon’s voice is like a liberal pour of molasses on my frayed nerves. “No.” My nose is flush with his chest and I breath deep that scent I didn’t think I would ever smell again. Wood and whiskey and raw masculinity. So damn intoxicating.

He sweeps his tongue along the rim of my ear. “Is there any hurt I can’t lick better?”

The tension in my shoulders eases as I flatten my palms against his chest. “No.”

Damon lifts my chin, our eyes locking on each other. “Is there any hurt I can’t fuck better?”

My cheeks warm as I draw my lower lip between my teeth. Then I shake my head slowly, “No.”

He smiles that darkly seductive grin and my stomach flips. “Let’s go take a shower.”

I nod my head eagerly. A long hot shower sounds perfect. A long hot shower—with my savage king—sounds downright exquisite. By the time the water is running, my borrowed bathrobe is just a white smudge of bad memory strewn across the tile floor.

Damon begins unbuttoning his shirt and I eagerly reach for his belt. When he is as naked as I am, he cups my chin between his thumb and forefingers and tips it upward. His kiss is hard but not punishing. The perfect amount of pressure.

I moan low in my throat.

He growls in return. And when we pull apart, we are wearing matching lust-drunk grins.

“Do you trust me?” he asks.

“I thought you said I shouldn’t trust anyone who has to ask.”

“I’m asking now.”

The truth falls from my lips. “With my life.”

 

 

About the Author:
Tara Leigh is a multi-published author of steamy contemporary romance. A former banker on Wall Street, she graduated from Washington University and holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, but she much prefers spending her days with fictional boyfriends than analyzing financial spreadsheets. Tara currently lives in Fairfield County, Connecticut with her husband, children, and fur-baby, Pixie. She is represented by Jessica Alvarez, of Bookends Literary Agency.

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Cover Reveal – The Red Zone, Amie Knight

May 10, 2019 By

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The Red Zone, an all-new sexy, second chance romance from Amie Knight, is coming May 30th and we have the steamy cover!

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They say the red zone is the hardest place to score.

But for me, those last twenty yards were my sweet spot.

They didn’t call me Lukas “Last Minute Lucy” Callihan for nothing.

I was at the top of my game…until life sacked me harder than any linebacker ever could.

Losing my mom was devastating and left me as the sole person responsible for my little sister.

Taking care of Ella and juggling my career was like playing the hardest game of my life.

My only saving grace was Scarlett Knox, Ella’s sexy, red-headed, no-nonsense teacher.

She loved Ella. She hated me.

She thought I sucked at this parenting thing, and she wasn’t wrong.

But whenever she was around I got the same earth-shattering, heart-stopping feeling I did when I was only twenty yards from the goal line.

She made me feel like I was back in the red zone, a place I’d never fumbled.

Until now.

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About the Amie

Amie Knight has been a reader for as long as she could remember and a romance lover since she could get her hands on her momma’s books. A dedicated wife and mother with a love of music and makeup, she won’t ever be seen leaving the house without her eyebrows and eyelashes done just right. When she isn’t reading and writing, you can catch her jamming out in the car with her two kids to ’90s R&B, country, and showtunes. Amie draws inspiration from her childhood in Columbia, South Carolina, and can’t imagine living anywhere other than the South.

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Cover Reveal – I’d Rather Not, Lani Lynn Vale

May 10, 2019 By

 

Oakley Spurlock is dying. 

She only has weeks to live thanks to a freak infection that
totally and completely destroyed her kidneys.


Despite her family’s desperation, not a single one of them is
a match. 


In a last-ditch attempt, Oakley’s father takes to social
media to beg for help to save his daughter’s life. 

***

Pace Vineyard is lost. So lost, in fact, that he’s not sure
he wants to be found. 


But then a beautiful woman’s face is splashed across social
media, and Pace finds a spark in his soul for the first time since a bomb went
off beside him. 


He’s already missing two legs. What’s one more kidney? 

At least, that’s what he tells himself. 

What he doesn’t expect is to give his heart to the woman,
too. Or for the woman to run away with it and force him to follow.
 
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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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Blog Tour, 5 Heart Reviews & Excerpt – Boyfriend Bargain, Ilsa Madden-Mills

May 9, 2019 By

 

“Who can turn down a sexy hockey star with a big . . . stick? Zack is hot hot hot, and Sugar is the perfect blend of sweet and sassy! Their chemistry sizzles in Boyfriend Bargain!”

— Melanie Harlow, USA Today bestselling author

Boyfriend Bargain, an all-new sexy and emotional sports romance from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills, is available now!

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Wanted: one hot guy with rock-hard abs and a big stick

Broke and desperate, Sugar Ryan has no use for arrogant, bad boy athletes . . . until she’s forced to bargain with the cockiest of them all.

If only he knew she was alive.

Her mission? Get on this hockey player’s radar any way possible.

Zack Morgan is the king of the ice and the bedroom—but nothing prepares him for the mystery girl who shows up everywhere he does—frat parties, his favorite bar, and finally his front door with an offer he can’t refuse. The only rule in her boyfriend bargain: no falling in love.

But after one (um, two) smoking-hot hookups, he’s done with pretending and vows to make their fake relationship real. Too bad she can’t trust a player with a reputation for breaking hearts.

Will this hockey star score his forever girl or will their Boyfriend Bargain end in heartbreak?

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Sandra's Review

Boyfriend Bargain is Ilsa Madden-Mills’s newest sports romance that will make you swoon, get hot and bothered, and get all kinds of emotional. I loved every minute of it.
Sugar doesn’t want to deal with another womanizing asshole. Especially one who she could fall for. But, she needs this one. The hockey player who has a girl of the month. The one who has women crawling to him through co-Ed’s legs just to be seen first. It’s ridiculous. And she refuses to be one of those desperate women. So, she waits. And when they run into each other at a party it’s the start of something unexpected. She likes him. She is fucked.
Zack has seen her a few times over the last few weeks. And every time he did he was shook. He wanted to know more about her. He also wanted to know why she seemed to be everywhere he was. Was she another jersey chaser? Was she some kind of stalker? No. She wasn’t. She was more than he ever knew. She was a woman he could fall for and that was scary as hell. What he didn’t expect was that she wanted to bargain with him. And rule number one? No falling in love.
What will happen when Zack doesn’t want to fake it any more? When he wants to make their relationship a real one? Can he show her that he isn’t the womanizing hockey player that everything thinks he seems to be? I mean…he quotes poetry! He knows his books.
Overall…Awe! I love Z. I love Sugar. Together their banter is fantastic. Their connection is sweet, heated, and flirty. They also have their own issues. And that was one of the reasons why I loved them.
Quotes:
“You are not getting into my room.”
“Because you’re too chicken to be alone with me?” I huff.
“I am not—”
“You’re afraid you’ll take one look at my incredibly muscled, naked chest—”
“I’ve seen some chests, and yours is not the most incredible.”
“And you’ll faint like those ladies in the Jane Austen books—”
“How do you know what ladies do in Jane Austen books?”
He sighs. “I know my books.”
He bites his lower lip. “Keep talking like that and you might be able to talk me into a pretend wedding.”
I place my hand over my heart. “Bless your heart, I have more sayins’ if you wanna hear ’em.”
“Fucking you is everything.”
“Poetry, Z. Pure poetry.”

Boyfriend Bargain is Ilsa Madden-Mills’ newest college, sports romance. I’m a huge fan if Ilsa’s and she always entertains me with her fantastic writing and smart, funny and interesting characters. Zack is a top hockey player. Destined to be one of the greats. He’s also rumored to be a giant player who goes through women as fast as he changes the tape on his hockey stick. Sugar isn’t quite stalking him, but she needs something from him. She doesn’t expect the electricity between them. Yes, he’s gorgeous and talented and it turns out quite smart, well read. He quotes poetry for the love of God! Z can’t help but agree to help her but he wants something in return. Yes, it’s pretend but after a getting to know her he wants more. He’s never wanted anyone this way. He’s not who everyone thinks he is. He loves his family and hockey and he needs Sugar in his life. It’s a lot of pressure to be the best and he’s trying to figure it all out. Sugar isn’t going to fall for this sexy man with the hair and the body. Right? Well, life has a way of giving us what we need when we least expect it. Will Z show Sugar he’s more than she thinks? Can Sugar trust Z? There is so much more than just a college, sports romance going on here. Z and Sugar have so much going on in their lives. They have pasts that seem to keep coming back to get them and insecurities that haunt them. I loved watching them fall for each other and learn how to let the other in. There were obstacles, but they are smart and never lost sight of who they were and what they wanted. Overall, I laughed, cried, got hot and bothered and fell in love with Z and Sugar.

 

I can only imagine what’s perfect in the Hockey Player Hookup Handbook. Three orgasms, like a hat trick?

 

He talks about Poe like he’s his bestie. A man that knows his literature and looks like a Greek god. Well, I clear my throat. That’s a turn-on.

 

“May I kiss you? Please?”

“Okay, but none of that fancy tongue work.”

“Afraid of falling in love with me?”

“No.”

“Liar. Why else say it.”

 

“You like my stick?”

“I can’t believe you just said that.”

“You were thinking it.”

“Oh, you’re not only a sex machine but a mind reader too?”

“Sex machine? I like that. Go on, please. Tell me more – and use that deep Southern accent when you say it.”

“We should kiss, just get it out of the way and move on,” I say, sure of the crazy idea as each second passes.

There’s a hitch in Z’s breath, and his eyes go straight to my lips. “Works for me.”

“But just one. None of that fancy tongue work.”

“Afraid of falling in love with me?” He grins.

Well. My eyes take in the broad shoulders and the dragon tattoo on his muscled chest. He’s definitely my type: pure, grade A male hotness—exactly what I don’t need. “I won’t fall in love.”

Another grin. “Liar.”


About Ilsa Madden-Mills

Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills is best known for her contemporary romances ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

Seven of her ten novels have placed in the Amazon US Store Top Six Best-seller List: Dirty English hit #1; Fake Fiancée and I Dare You hit #2; I Bet You, Filthy English, and Very Bad Things all placed #6 in the Amazon US Store.

The Last Guy, her collaboration with Tia Louise, hit #4.

A former high school English teacher, she adores all things Pride and Prejudice, and of course, Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero.

She’s addicted to frothy coffee beverages, cheesy magnets, and any book featuring unicorns and sword-wielding females. Feel free to stalk her online.
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