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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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.
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.


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!


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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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.
“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?”


“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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Cover Reveal – All Grown Up, Vi Keeland 

May 9, 2019 By


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A Standalone Contemporary Romance

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Vi Keeland

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When I first encountered Ford Donovan, I had no idea who he was…well, other than the obvious. Young, gorgeous, successful, smart. Did I mention young? If I did, it bears repeating. Ford Donovan was too young for me.

Let’s back up to how it all started. My best friend decided I needed to start dating again. So, without my knowledge, she set up a profile for me on a popular dating site—one that invited men ages twenty-one to twenty-seven to apply for a date. Those nicknamed Cunnilingus King were told they’d go straight to the top for consideration. The profile wasn’t supposed to go live. Another point that bears repeating—it wasn’t supposed to.

Nevertheless, that’s how I met Ford, and we started messaging. He made me laugh; yet I was adamant that because of his age, we could only be friends. But after weeks of wearing me down, I finally agreed to one date only—my first after twenty years of being with my high school sweetheart. I knew it couldn’t last, but I was curious about him.

Though, you know what they say…curiosity kills the cat.

My legs wobbled walking into the restaurant.

Ford was seated at the bar. When he turned around, he took my breath away.

His sexy smile nearly melted my panties.

But…he looked so familiar.

As I got closer I realized why.

He was the son of the neighbor at our family’s summer home.

The boy next door.

Only now…he was all man.

I hadn’t seen him in years.

I left the restaurant and planned to put the entire crazy thing behind me.

Which I did. Until summer came.

And guess who decided to use his family’s summer home this year?




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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in two dozen languages. 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.

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Cover Reveal – Falling for You, Jennifer Van Wyk

May 9, 2019 By

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Falling For You, an all-new sexy and emotional brother’s best friend romance from Jennifer Van Wyk is coming May 21st and we have the beautiful cover!


Fake it ‘til you make it has been the motto I live by since my mother died.

I’m also doing a really bad job at the making it part.

The night we met, I was at my lowest.

But you gave me a reason to feel happy again.

For the first time in over a year, I feel optimistic.

You and I? We’re the same.

Don’t form attachments. Follow the rules. Don’t dream of a future.

Too bad our hearts wouldn’t listen.

And this storm we’re going through?

The one that threatens to rip us apart?

It doesn’t care that I’m falling for you.

Falling For You is a different kind of brother’s best friend romance and is as emotional

as it is sizzling.

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From the Ground Up was Jennifer’s first published novel and now that she was bitten by the writing bug, has no intention of ever stopping. Jennifer makes her home in small town Iowa with her high school sweetheart, three beautiful, hilarious and amazing kids, one crazy Jack Russell terrier. This is where her love for all things reading, baking, and cooking happen. Jennifer’s family enjoys camping, boating, and spending time outside as much as possible. You’ll be her best friend if you can make her laugh and follow up with asking her what to read next. When she’s not writing, you can find her cheering the loudest at her kids’ sporting events (read as: embarrassing them), sipping coffee or iced tea out of a mason jar with her Kindle in her lap or binging on Netflix.


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Release Day Blitz – A Cruel Love, SM Soto

May 9, 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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Blog Tour – Dance with Me, Kristen Proby

May 8, 2019 By

Dance With Me, an all-new novel in her beloved With Me In Seattle Series by New York Times Bestselling Author Kristen Proby, is Live!

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Starla. Just Starla.

She doesn’t have a last name, and she doesn’t need one. Not with that many Grammys on her mantel. Everyone knows her kick-ass, no-holds-barred style of singing, dancing, and living.

No one knows that America’s Sweetheart is still living with the wreckage of four years ago, when her world was torn apart. Losing her fiancé was devastating, but she’s channeled all of that into her music. Closing off her heart opened a hundred new doors.

Officer Levi Crawford, Seattle PD.

For almost twenty years, Levi has been consumed by the law. He eats, sleeps, and breathes work. Not just because he’s a workaholic, but because he loves it. Sure, he doesn’t have time for a woman and barely sees the rest of his family, but it’s a trade he’s always been happy to make.

Until Starla.

Two lonely hearts could learn to beat again, if they’re willing to dance together.

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Dance with Me is the twelfth book in one of my my favorite series, With Me In Seattle By Kristen Proby. I can’t believe it’s the twelfth. I sadly got behind and need to read the last three. They have been waiting to be read on my iPad since their releases and they will be read soon. I am so mad at myself for doing that to them! Anyway, back to Dance with Me.
It starts out with a bang. Literally. Then the ghosting happens. Starla doesn’t have regrets but she does feel guilt. It’s been five years since she was with someone and that last someone was her fiancé. The one she lost almost five years ago. So she walked away from the sexiest cop ever when she left Seattle to continue her tour. And now, she was back and he wants answers.
Levi enjoyed their night together. More than enjoyed actually so when he hadn’t heard back from Starla, he was hurt. He wants to know what happened. And when he finds out she is in Seattle, staying at their friends’ place he goes straight over. And those feelings of happiness and lust hit once again. This time though he wants to take it slow. He wants to get to know the beautiful woman with sass and grace. He wants to make sure she knows this isn’t just a fling. But, can she handle that? She is only there for three months. Then what?
Awe! These two are so cute. They are also sexy, funny, and sweet. Levi is protective, hot, and doesn’t hide his feelings. Starla is down to earth, guarded, and beautiful inside and out. I enjoyed the slow burn of their story. Also the suspense of what they are going through. This isn’t just a love story. There is some trouble happening that needs to be done with.
Overall…it was a sexy, fun, suspenseful, and beautiful ride. I loved the characters. The storyline. The writing. It was also fun to catch up with past characters! This group is something special. It was also fantastic that they characters are in their thirties and forties!
“Where are we going?”
He sighs and stares at me in frustration. “Can’t a man surprise you just a little? I’m sweeping you off your feet here. Go get dressed.”
“Thanks.” I grin at him and almost melt into a puddle when he winks at me before walking away.
“Do you have a crush on Luke?”
“Don’t you have a crush on Luke?” I counter as we walk down to the Nirvana exhibit. “He’s ridiculously handsome.”
“I’m going to have to kill him,” Levi mutters, making me laugh.
“Jesus, you’re beautiful.”
“And you’re overdressed.”

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Kristen was born and raised in a small resort town in her beloved Montana. In her mid-twenties, she decided to stretch her wings and move to the Pacific Northwest, where she made her home for more than a dozen years.

During that time, Kristen wrote many romance novels and joined organizations such as RWA and other small writing groups. She spent countless hours in workshops, and more mornings than she can count up before the dawn so she could write before going to work. She submitted many manuscripts to agents and editors alike, but was always told no. In the summer of 2012, the self-publishing scene was new and thriving, and Kristen had one goal: to publish just one book. It was something she longed to cross off of her bucket list.

Not only did she publish one book, she’s since published close to thirty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion Series.

Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two pugs and two cats.

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Blog Tour – Well Suited, Staci Hart

May 8, 2019 By

Well Suited, the final standalone in the Red Lipstick Coalition Series from Staci Hart, is available now!

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Chemistry is my love language.

I’ve always been able to separate feelings from chemosignals. A shot of dopamine, a dash of serotonin, and a sprinkle of oxytocin—and bam. You’re in love.

And when egg meets sperm, you’re pregnant.

I couldn’t even be surprised as I stared down at the little blue plus sign, because I knew exactly when and how, and with whom it happened.

When: approximately five weeks ago.
Who: one night stand.
How: prophylactic malfunction.

The upside? I don’t have to go looking for a suitable mate.

Genetically, he’s the cream of the crop. His musculature is a study in symmetry and strength, his height imposing and dominant. He is a man who thrives on control and command, a man who survives on intelligence and resourcefulness. A perfect male specimen.

And the whole package is wrapped up in a flawlessly tailored suit.

I’m having this baby, and he insists we’re well-suited to have it together. And what’s worse? He wants more, in the way of love and marriage.

But love isn’t real. It’s just a product of chemistry.

And if he changes my mind about that, we’re both in trouble.

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Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life — a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey.

From roots in Houston to a seven year stint in Southern California, Staci and her family ended up settling somewhere in between and equally north, in Denver. They are new enough that snow is still magical. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

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Release Day & 5 Heart and 6 Heart Reviews – Top Secret, Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy

May 7, 2019 By

Bestselling authors Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy return with their first Male / Male romance in 3 years.


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Jock. Secretly a science geek. Hot AF.

LobsterShorts: So. Here goes. For her birthday, my girlfriend wants…a threesome.

SinnerThree: Then you’ve come to the right hookup app.

LobsterShorts: Have you done this sort of thing before? With another guy?

SinnerThree: All the time. I’m an equal opportunity player. You?

LobsterShorts: [crickets!]

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Finance major. Secretly a male dancer. Hot AF.

SinnerThree: Well, I’m down if you are. My life is kind of a mess right now. School, work, family stress. Oh, and I live next door to the most annoying dude in the world. I need the distraction. Are you sure you want this?

LobsterShorts: I might want it a little more than I’m willing to admit.

SinnerThree: Hey, nothing wrong with pushing your boundaries…

LobsterShorts: Tell that to my control-freak father. Anyway. What if this threesome is awkward?

SinnerThree: Then it’s awkward. It’s not like we’ll ever have to see each other again. Right? Just promise you won’t fall in love with me.

LobsterShorts: Now wouldn’t that be life-changing…








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Q: Have we met these characters before in another book?

A: No! These guys are brand new, and we can’t wait for you to meet them.

Q: Is this story MM? Or is it a MMF / MFM / menage?

A: This book is MM.

Q: Is this a love triangle story?

A: Not really. You’ll see.


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Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy are one of my favorite writing duos! Their characters are some of my all-time favorites and their m/m characters are at the top of the list! I don’t know what it is about these women, but the men they write just get me in all the feels. Top Secret might be my favorite of theirs! I absolutely love these men! There was just something about them that made me fall in love with them instantly. So much so that I’m giving it 6 Hearts! It’s an enemies to lovers romance with humor, sexiness, angst, fun, and foreplay. Luke and Keaton are complete opposites and what starts out as a fun, sexy exchange turns into so much more. More fighting, more arguing, more foreplay. The line between hate and love is very fine and Luke and Keaton walk it like pros. They can’t fight their physical attraction, but Luke tries to fight the emotional. He doesn’t want to like Keaton. He wants to continue to think of him as a rich, dumb jock, but he’s nothing like that. He’s funny and geeky and smart. Keaton isn’t used to being with people who didn’t have an easy life filled with love and money. He’s also never been with a man. There’s just something so sexy and hot about Luke that Keaton can’t stay away. They jump into the physical and eventually the tenderness and emotions follow. But Luke has things in his life he doesn’t want to share. Especially with Keaton. What happens when their secret comes out? Will they be able to make it back to each other? I loved this book. SO. MUCH! It’s one of those that I wanted to immediately start over as soon as I read the last word. I loved that it was sexy and hot, but didn’t rush to the good stuff. They had to fight for their happiness and learn and grow separately and together. Keaton is sexy, funny, sweet, loving and smart! I loved all his animal stories! Luke is a little broken, sexy as sin (the stripping, dear God, the stripping), cynical and so smart! I loved that they both knew what they wanted out of life and they were going to fight to achieve their goals. The texts between LobsterShorts and SinnerThree were perfection! I love Sarina and Elle and I have faith that they are going to give us more of Luke and Keaton. I need to know what happens next! I have to see more of them! Please!


“No, I… Go on. You’ll see. It’ll  be tonight’s fun little lesson in grammar. Who’s getting the first lap dance.”


I’m just a guy, standing on a beach in nothing but his favorite pair of lobster shorts, waiting for the right man to love me.


SinnerThree: Feel free to review my pics while you’re relieving some tension in a few minutes.

LobsterShorts: Get out of my head.

SinnerThree: It’s not your head that I want. Sleep tight and dream of me, baby.


LobsterShorts: Stop looking at me like that.

SinnerThree: You kidding me? You’re the one undressing me with your eyes. I’m not a piece of meat, Hayworth.

LobsterShorts: Then why do I want to eat you up right now?


Sandra's Review

Top Secret is Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy’s next amazing MM romance. I about died when I got the ARC and saw that it was MM! I love this writing duo. Their stories are addictive and their MM’s are hot AF. Seriously. This might even be my favorite by them.
After six years together Annika has asked for a surprising birthday gift. A threesome. With another dude. And since Keaton is the perfectly doting boyfriend that he is, he will deliver. He is on a mission to find the perfect guy for his girl’s 21st. What he didn’t expect was to be so excited about it. Sure, he has had a dream or two about another guy, who hasn’t? But this is different. The guy he matches with on the app, Kink makes him want to explore it all.
Luke has been working night after night. Between college, work, his family, and running for Frat President his life is pure craziness. So, why not check in on the Kink App? Maybe he will find a Hookup to release some tension. When he hits on exactly what he needs with a couple who wants a threesome, he is intrigued. It wouldn’t be his first rodeo but it would be theirs. This could be fun. Help out a guy who has never been with another guy or maybe he just wants to watch. He doesn’t know but he either way he gets fucked. What he didn’t expect was to like the guy. Whoever he is.
What will happen when they find out? Will their secrets be out?
Well, that’s all I can really say about that. I will say that I loved the chemistry between them. The flirty abs sexy texts. The build-up. I loved it all. The characters are total opposites. I don’t really know what it was about them that had me swiping so fast but they had something. Some real. Something special. Something epic.
Overall…I want more!! If this is all I get then Thank You, ladies. But really, I would really appreciate it if there was more. These guys made me swoon, laugh, get heated, and even cry!
P.S. Readers. Trust the authors, they know what they are doing. Xoxo
I never chatted up a dude before. But here goes: Likewise. I can see you’re busy with the ab curls.
“Marine Ecology is gonna be the shit,” Keaton says as he sorts his cards. “Excited to stock up on your animal mating rituals knowledge, huh?” I speak up without thinking, then curse myself for the foolish move.
“Bad boys get punished, Hayworth.”


About the Author

Sarina Bowen is the USA Today bestselling author of many things, including: the True North series, Him/Us and the WAGs series with Elle Kennedy, The Ivy Years series and the Brooklyn Bruisers. And more!

Are you looking for a friends-to-lovers story or maybe even a secret baby book? You can read a list of Sarina’s books broken out by trope and style.

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A New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Elle Kennedy grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and holds a B.A. in English from York University. From an early age, she knew she wanted to be a writer, and actively began pursuing that dream when she was a teenager.

Elle currently writes for various publishers. She loves strong heroines and sexy alpha heroes, and just enough heat and danger to keep things interesting!


Release Day Blitz, 5 Heart Review, Excerpt & *Giveaway* – Love and Lingerie, Lacey Black

May 7, 2019 By

Today we have the release day blitz of Love and Lingerie by Lacey Black! Check out this fantastic contemporary romance and be sure to grab your copy today!

Title: Love and Lingerie

Author: Lacey Black

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About Love and Lingerie:

Everything is coming together for Harper Grayson. She has a family she adores, a quaint little house that’s all hers, and a puppy to keep her warm at night. Plus, her lingerie shop, Kiss Me Goodnight, is successful. With her eyes now set on an expansion the moment the empty building next door finally becomes available, things are finally aligning perfectly for Harper. Until Latham Douglas walks through her door…


Latham Douglas has been back from a long stint in the Army for mere days when he has his first run-in with a blast from his past. It’s a pleasant surprise to find Harper Grayson selling sexy lingerie just down the block from his family’s hardware store, but he won’t let the stunning woman he remembers from school derail his plans. His business needs the empty building next door, and he’s willing to do just about anything to secure it.


Harper and Latham have the same dream. What happens when they realize they can’t both have what they want? Who will give, especially after business turns to pleasure? Can they keep their hearts out of it, or will the winner actually be the biggest loser of all?


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Sandra's Review

Love and Lingerie is the second book in the Rockland Falls series by one of my favorite authors, the talented, Lacey Black. I have read every single word this woman and written and have loved them all. You can read each book in the series as standalone but I do recommend reading Love and Pancakes so you can get all the goodness.
Fourteen years. That is how long it’s been since Harper and Latham have been in the same room. Hell, even in the same town. After Graduation, he went went straight to Boot Camp and has served in the Army ever since. As for Harper, she went to NYC and worked as a model. It didn’t last long and before she knew it, she was opening her own lingerie shop in downtown Rockland Falls. Her plan was to expand her business. His plan was to expand his family’s. The business he came back to take over. You see where this is going right? Oh yeah…it’s going there.
You see, Harper and Latham have history. She hates him. He hates her. Except, as you know there is a fine line between love and hate. Or lust. Because…damn, the sexual tension between these two is definitely full of lust. I could feel every time they were in the room together. It was all fire and ice between them.
I don’t want to spoil anything but I will say that I laughed so fucking hard. Harper is sassy, strong, and does not put up with his shit. She calls him out on everything. And he does the same. Their banter is full of heat, heart, and hilariousness. They know exactly how to push each other’s buttons. In. The. Best. Ways! Are any of those ways going to get them closer to their dreams of expanding their business? Only one could win the bid for the building between them.
Overall…it’s the most hilarious book to date that I have read by Lacey. Omg! I am going to be laughing about some of the scenes for the next few days. I know it. But, for real. It’s more than funny. It is sexy as sin and sweet as chocolate cake.
When she finally glances my way, an evil glare on her beautiful face, I offer her a smirk and a wink. Nothing gets Harper’s blood boiling like that deadly combination of male ego.
Beautiful, sassy Harper, with skin so soft it’s like touching pure silk and a smile so captivating that it kept me company many nights in foreign countries over the last decade and a half.
“Are you trying out for a music video? That’s pretty badass, Latham.”
“See something you like?”
“I see something I’d love to chop off with a plastic knife,” I growl, finally returning my eyes to his.

Love and Lingerie is the second book in the Rockland Falls series by the fabulous and talented Lacey Black. Lacey is one of my favorite small town romance authors. She constantly delivers all the goods. The love, the laughter, the sexiness, the family. Did I say the laughter? We met Harper in Love and Pancakes and I knew her story was going to be awesome! She’s feisty, stubborn, sexy and any man attempting to tame her has his work cut out for him. Enter Latham Douglas. Sexy, handsome and annoying. She hates him. They have a history, one she really tries to forget but just can’t. And guess what? He’s back in town and taking over his dad’s hardware shop next store to her lingerie store. Great. First he helps her with her computer, then he’s pranking her and she’s giving back as good as she gets. Then he’s helping her out of her lingerie and into his bed. They are both keeping a secret, while pretending to still hate each other but actually falling hard and fast for one another. What happens when the lies come out? Will their rekindled love be able to handle it? Can these two stubborn, vindictive, hilarious and sexy neighbors make it out the other side? Wow! I loved this story! Harper is so funny and sassy! Latham is handsome and isn’t afraid to tell Harper how he feels about her. When it’s confession time, he’s all in and swoon! The pranks were effing hilarious! Tears were streaming down my face from laughing! Overall, I laughed, cried, had to fan myself and laughed some more!


“Stop ogling me. I feel so violated,” he says, throwing me a cocky smile.

“I believe you were begging for me to violate you last night. Or was that this morning?” I tease, knowing full well it was both.

“Umm, I believe it was you who was begging for it. All three times,” he says, winking at me.

Exclusive Excerpt:

My happy puppy greets me as soon as I slip inside the house, the air conditioning a welcome reprieve from the heat outside. I bend down and give her a quick pet behind the ears before leading her to the back door. She runs off, anxious to do her business, while I head back inside to take a quick shower.

I don’t wash my hair, but shave and exfoliate all of the important areas. When I’m smooth and clean, I jump out of the shower, anxious to head over to Latham’s. I smother lotion over every square inch of my body, the rich scents of jasmine and vanilla wrapping around me. I touch up my makeup, darkening my eyes in that sultry way I used to do daily, but now save for special occasions.

Then, I head for my dresser. I already know which one I want. After spending a few minutes with Adrian and feeling the anticipation she was experiencing, I dig out my own black bustier and matching thong set. Mine is an older style, though, with deep red piping and a black lace overlay. Carefully, I snap the back and glance in the mirror. It dips dangerously low, showcasing my cleavage and pushing my breasts together magnificently. The lace thong is sexy, enticing, and bold. Perfect.

I snap the garter belt into place and roll on a pair of stockings. Then, I return to my closet and find my dark blue sundress. It’s shorter than the others and will barely hide the stockings that hit just above mid-thigh. It too will be perfect. Keeping my hair up, I retwist it into a knot, letting only a few tendrils of hair hang around my face.

Taking one last look in the mirror, I slip on my too-high strappy sandals, swipe dark gloss over my lips, and head out of my room. I make a quick pit stop at the back door and call Snuggles. She’s not too happy to be coming in from outside, but when I produce a treat from the cabinet, she hightails it out of her doghouse and trots up the back steps like her tail is on fire. It wags furiously as she sits like a good girl and shakes for her treat. After a few more minutes of showering her with affection, I fill her food and water bowls, and make sure she’s settled for the evening.

Then, I head back to my car.

It’s only a few blocks from downtown where my business is, and even though I try to keep the windows open to enjoy the early evening breeze, it’s just too hot outside, or maybe I’m a little too nervous. Too sweaty. So I roll up the windows and crank on the air. As soon as I do, I hear a poof sound, and it’s suddenly raining.

Not liquid, though.

This is sparkly particles of hell flying through the air and landing everywhere.



So. Much. Glitter.

I stop at the stop sign, spitting the sliver sparkles from my mouth and glance around. My entire car is covered in it. My dress. My arms. My face.

Dirty rotten bastard, son of the devil asshole jerk!

He’s. So. Fucking. Dead.

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About Lacey:

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 a chocolate lab. Lacey loves watching NASCAR races, shooting guns, and should only consume one mixed drink because she’s a lightweight.

Lacey’s debut novel, Trust Me, was released in August 2014 and has been an Amazon Bestseller twice for Free e-books, as well as #1 for Contemporary Romance. All of the Rivers Edge books have been bestsellers in the Romance and Contemporary Romance categories.


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