Release Blitz & Review – Rocky Start, Annabeth Albert

January 13, 2023 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

 

I think I’m falling for my bodyguard co-worker. Now I need protection… from myself.

As a former SEAL intelligence officer, I’m supposed to be smart. Unfortunately, those smarts don’t apply to love. I did a nice thing and took my heartbroken fellow bodyguard out for a Valentine’s dinner. Just us bros. But my plan worked a little too well, and a night that ended with a scorching kiss has turned into the most awkward morning at the office ever. Now we’re working together as bodyguards on a remote mountain movie shoot. And we’re roommates.

I’ve never been attracted to a guy before, but something about Avery calls to every protective instinct I have. We’re not dating, but every night alone together, I fall a little deeper. It’s also Avery’s first time with a guy too, and while we’re both enjoying all sorts of new things together, I worry my heart will be broken when we return to civilization.

No matter how badly this may end, I can’t seem to stop wanting Avery. All of him. I want to see who he’ll become if he ever manages to get out of his own way. I want to be his biggest cheerleader, best friend, and the guy he comes home to. But going from secret hookup to forever after is a big ask. Are we both brave enough to take the leap?

ROCKY START is book four in the A-List Security series. It features TWO highly protective SEAL bodyguards, a double awakening, an exploration of the sexy, lacy kind, and all sorts of brand-new emotions. Get ready for all the high heat, big feels, and found family feels readers expect from this fan-favorite military romance author. Join A-List Security for this lower-angst series featuring former SEALs and celebrity clients. Happy endings and no cliffhangers guaranteed!

 

 

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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Rocky Start is the fourth book in the A-List Security series by Annabeth Albert. I really loved this series and Avery and Malik’s story was a great addition. This is a double awakening and I loved it! Malik is big, strong, ex naval intelligence officer for special forces and Avery is and ex SEAL. They work at A-List Security together and on Valentine’s Day find themselves dateless so they go on a platonic date. The night takes a turn toward the physical in which they both enjoy, but in contrast to Malik’s easy going attitude about doing what you enjoy, Avery freaks out. When they have to spend weeks together on a movie in Colorado sharing a room, they both discover they might not be as straight as they thought. Avery really struggles with his sexuality. He’s lived his life in the shadow of a famous football dad and he was a SEAL. He’s supposed to be manly and tough. But Malik shows him how to stop hating who he is and embrace who he wants to be. Avery fights it every step of the way, but when he realizes he’s happier than he has ever been because of Malik, he starts to think maybe he can wear the silk and love his blond curls. Admit that he’s not straight. I loved these two together. Malik is so caring and patient and level-headed and suffers from PTSD and therapy has taught him a lot. Avery is a hot mess for a while. He lost an arm and has no idea who he is or what he wants to do with his life. Once he realizes he can be anything he wants as long as Malik is with him, it’s glorious to watch him. He’s so sexy and sweet. I thought the writing was fantastic and I laughed and cried! Their kink was delicious and I just loved how supportive they were of each other. I loved so many of the secondary characters and loved seeing some old friends. I’m sad the series is over but I’m looking forward to what Annabeth has next for us!

 

 

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Excerpt Reveal – The Game, Vi Keeland

January 12, 2023 | Posted in Excerpt | By

 

Title: The Game
Author: Vi Keeland
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 16, 2023
Take a sneak peek of THE GAME. 
You know you want to…

 

I tilted my head. “Can I ask you something?”
He shrugged. “Sure.”
“Why are you here?”
“You mean at the Bruins?”
I shook my head. “No, here with me at this moment. You must have plenty of other things you could be doing right now that are more fun than listening to my drivel.”
“Maybe I like drivel.”
I snort-laughed. “No one likes drivel.”
He smiled, and his eyes dropped to my lips for a fraction of a second. “Maybe I like you.”
I shifted in my seat to face him. “Why?”
Christian shrugged again. “I don’t know. I think you’re interesting.”
My eyes narrowed. “What about me is interesting?”
“You’re a billionaire who lives in a rent-controlled apartment over a fruit stand and tried to give the team you inherited to your grandfather. What’s not interesting about you? Given your situation, most people I know would live in a penthouse by now and take car services, not walk twenty minutes to the stadium every day after getting off the train.”
I raised an eyebrow, and a grin spread across Christian’s face.
“Plus, you’re hot.”
That last part made me smile. “And technically, I’m your boss.”
His grin widened. “That makes you even hotter.”
I chuckled. “Tell me about yourself, Christian. I feel like you know so much about me, but I don’t know anything about you, other than your stats, of course.”
“What do you want to know?”
“Do you have a girlfriend?”
“You think I’m hot too, don’t you?”
I laughed. “Just answer the question, Knox. Something tells me your ego gets stroked enough.”
“Yes, ma’am.” He shook his head. “No girlfriend.”
I tapped my lip with my pointer. “What do you do in the offseason?”
“Recover. Let my body heal. Sleep. Fish. I have a cabin on a lake up in Maine. Spend time with friends. Travel. Keep up with my training.”
“That sounds so…normal.”
“The season is anything but normal when you play in the NFL. It’s tough on the body and mind. You’re on the road all the time, the media follows your ass around, women hand you underwear with their numbers written on them and sneak into your hotel room. So normal is good.”
My face wrinkled. “Women give you their underwear?”
Christian smiled. “Any other questions?”
“Am I demented if I’m curious to know whether the underwear are clean or not?”
He laughed. “Maybe. But I like the way you think.”

 

 

★★★ 

 

 

 

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AUTHOR BIO

 

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-six 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.

 

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Release Blitz & Review – Home Sweet Home, Lacey Black

January 10, 2023 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

 

Title: Home Sweet Home
Series: Burgers and Brew Crüe #6
Author: Lacey Black
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 10, 2023

 

BLURB

 

Leo

 

Everyone has a past they’re trying to outrun, myself included. My time in the military left me with scars, both physically and emotionally, which is why I keep to myself. Since returning home to Stewart Grove, I work a lot so I have little time to think. To remember. I’m just content to make it through the day.
Then I meet Kallie Carpenter.
I am drawn to the sexy bartender in a way I’ve never experienced, and despite knowing I should stay away, I can’t. Kallie calls to the very depths of my soul, every broken piece of it.
I hope I don’t destroy us both.

 

Kallie

 

Taking care of my injured dad and his horse ranch, as well as working at the local bar doesn’t leave me much time for a social life. Between home and Burgers and Brew, I keep myself plenty busy, despite my dad’s insistence I give dating another try. It’s not that I wouldn’t mind it, I just barely have any time to myself, let alone making room for another.
Then I find Leo Martinez sitting at the end of the bar.
He’s guarded and a little rough around the edges, but I can’t stay away. There’s a darkness in his eyes that speaks of pain, yet I only see the amazing man he tries to hide from the world.
I pray he lets me in.

 

 

 

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Free in Kindle Unlimited
5 out of 5 stars
Home Sweet Home is the sixth book in the Burgers & Brew Crüe series by Lacey Black. You can read each book as standalone but I recommend reading the series since every couple is equally amazing. Kallie has been part of Burgers and Brew for eight years and it’s her time to find love…
Leo has been home for almost three years and hasn’t met a woman he wanted to date. Not even a woman he wanted to take home for the night. Not until he saw her. A raven-haired beauty who took his breath away. He has seen her behind the bar before but this was different. He now knew her name and he wanted to know more about her. She was not only stunning but sweet, witty, and funny. He knew with all the baggage he was dealing with that he should just walk away but he couldn’t. She was a game changer…
Kallie has seen him around. She knew he was one of his boss’s best friends and was in the Army but that was about it besides him being handsome AF. But she knew the night they officially met that there was something there. Attraction. It had been years since she even thought about being with someone. She didn’t have time for a relationship. She barely had time for a friendship. She didn’t know what would happen between them but once they started to spend more time together, she knew it was something special. He got her. She got him. Will it be enough though?
I ♥️ Leo and Kallie! I really do. Leo has been through so much and deserves the world but doesn’t believe it. Kallie believes it but also needs to let go and have some fun. They are both such caring people and I loved how much they complemented each other. Plus, the heat is there too! I am so happy for them and can’t wait for the next book.
Quotes:
“Kallie girl, you must have something on your butt. Leo’s staring so hard at it, I’m afraid something’s wrong with his eyesight.”
A bubble of laughter spills from my mouth and I instantly cover it.
“Don’t do that. I love your laugh. Sometimes, it’s the only thing that gets me through the night.”
His kiss is…everything. Everything a first kiss should be. Everything I didn’t realize was missing from my life.

 

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Kickstart My Heart (Book 1)
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TOO YOUNG TO FALL IN LOVE
Releasing May 23
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Only available at the following
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AUTHOR BIO

 

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

January 6, 2023 | Posted in Cover Reveal | By

Title: Moving On
Author: Felice Stevens
Genre: Gay Romance Standalone
Release Date: January 2, 2023

5 out of 5 stars

Moving On is a standalone MM romance from Felice Stevens. I’m a big fan of Felice’s and I try to grab her books as often as possible. This is Tristan and Sean’s story. (Tristan is from the Man Up series and I might have to go back and read that!) Sean is down on his luck, lost his apartment and his job and is crashing at his sister’s apartment that she typically rents out. He was a singing waiter and he’s just looking for any job serving at this point. Tristan is an ex NYPD detective back in NY after a few years of being in London. Sean’s brother-in-law gives him the apartment to use until he can find one of his own. Now Tristan, who’s grumpy and closed off is sharing a one bedroom apartment with Sean, the fun-loving singing performer. Tristan is carrying guilt over the loss of his partner and doesn’t even want to talk about himself. But he’s instantly attracted to Sean and that’s going to be a problem. Sean can’t believe he has to share space with the tall, gorgeous man who won’t even talk. But he’s persistent and is going to get Tristan to talk to him. It takes time, but they finally get into a routine of eating together (Tristan and his healthy green juice and Sean’s junk food). Then one drunken night and they end up in bed together. Tristan can’t keep denying he wants Sean. Somehow Sean got past some of his walls and he really wants to let him in. Once he decides he wants Sean it is on! And I loved every minute of it. Sean is so open and fresh and talented. He’s been on his own his entire life and he has a past that would make anyone cry (me included). Tristan was similarly abandoned as a child, hid his sexuality and suffered a major loss on the job. Together, they fill in all the broken pieces and just make sense. Sean makes Tristan smile and laugh. Tristan makes Sean want to want more for himself. It’s a funny, sexy, emotional story that had be laughing and wanting to give them both hugs!

 

“… the chemistry between these two is crazy! They try their best to ignore it but as they slowly grow closer, the walls start to come down. This was a sexy, sweet, wonderful book!” ~ Carol’s Crazy Bookish World

 

 

When his roof caves in, Sean Lovett thinks things can’t get any worse. Until he loses his job, adding yet another bump in the rocky road of his life. None of his so-called friends can—or will—help. And asking a favor from his abusive ex? Hard pass. Luckily, his sister comes to the rescue and offers him a great apartment—in the city, no less—until he can get back on his feet.
Sweet deal.
Until a gorgeous man unlocks the front door and strolls right in with a grumpy attitude and a claim that his boss—who happens to be Sean’s brother-in-law—promised him the same apartment.
Former NYPD detective Tristan McDermott hasn’t stopped running since the death of his best friend. After almost two years of living in his own personal hell, he returns home to New York, hoping he can move on, but guilt still follows his every step. He’s grateful to have the perfect apartment until he can settle into a place of his own. But there’s a cute guy already living there. And only one bedroom. And no way is Tristan leaving. He’s staying put.
Sharing the space is tough, but Tristan can ignore sweet Sean and his sunshiny smiles.
Kind of.
Except Sean’s brother-in-law asks Tristan to keep an eye on Sean so he doesn’t make any bad decisions.
Uh oh.
Keeping an eye on Sean is easy. Keeping his hands off him is much, much harder.
And sleeping together…well, that isn’t a bad decision. Not when it feels so good.
Right?
From Lambda Literary award winning author Felice Stevens comes the story of a grumpy, green juice-drinking ex-detective running from the past and a sunshiney singing waiter who can’t catch a break. It features a meet-cute, only one bed, learning to trust, and a surprise lap dance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Felice Stevens has always been a romantic at heart. She believes that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending around the corner. Her characters have to work for it, because just like life in NYC, nothing comes easy and that includes love.
Felice is the 2020 Lambda Literary Award winning author in best Gay Romance and two time e-Lit award winner in romance. When not writing or watching reality television, you can find her in her reader group.

 

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Release Blitz & 6 Heart Review – Dirty Crazy Bad 2, Siobhan Davis

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

“Phenomenal. Book Hangover Overload.” – Ivy Fox, USA Today bestselling author

Dirty Crazy Bad 2, the compelling conclusion to the dark and twisted reverse-harem Dirty Crazy Bad Duet from USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author Siobhan Davis is available now!

In the secret society of The Luminaries, no sin will go unpunished…

The Greed & Gluttony Luminary has trapped us into executing his evil plans, and it seems we have little option but to agree. Carter has orchestrated Chad’s kidnapping, and he holds my mom’s life in his hands.

Then he drops a game-changer

We must play our parts—or at least look like we are—because the fate of our loved ones, and the world at large, depends upon it. There is no choice.

It’s a delicate balancing act, with many obstacles and no guarantee of success. Carter has spent years planning his takeover and knowing who to trust is impossible.

Teamwork is the only way we can defeat him. But that is challenging when relationships are fractured, the guys are sworn enemies, and loyalties have been pushed to their limits.

It’s up to me to make this work, so I will push my grief aside to be there for Ares, Jase, and Chad.

Rhett Carter cannot become Lord of the Luminaries and we’re the only ones that can stop him.

Grab your copy today! Read FREE in Kindle Unlimited Amazon: https://amzn.to/3F4TlOv Amazon Worldwide: https://mybook.to/dirtycrazybad2

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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Dirty Crazy Bad: Book Two is the second book in the duet by Siobhan Davis. This duet is everything I expected and more when it comes to Siobhan’s badass stories. Her words are addictive and I will always want another hit. I can’t really get into the storyline with this one without spoilers so this will be quick. 
Ashley, Jase, Chad, and Ares are just pieces on a chess board for Rhett Carter. He wants to takeover the Luminaries and he needs everyone to play their parts. He wants to be in control of every move in the game but the next generation has other plans. The only way they can win at this game is to work together. The three men in Ash’s life have to let go of their hatred to have a future, but first they need to get Carter back. Will they make it through this twisted, dark, and deadly game? 
Wow!! My mind is blown. The twists. The heat. The swoon. The suspense. It has it all. I love dark and twisted and RH and just damn… Siobhan gets me, she really gets me. Lol. I love Ash and her men. She is a badass who knows what she wants and her men are all so different but one thing they have in common is the way they love her. I do have my fave but love them all. I hope to see them again one day since I am really hoping for a few of the supporting characters get their own books someday. 
Quotes: 
“Own every part of me the way I own every part of you.”
“Do you trust me with your pleasure and your safety?” 
“Completely,” I say without hesitation. 
“Good.” He leans in and bites my neck.
“What the hell did you do to her?” 
“Nothing she didn’t fucking love.”

Keep reading for a look inside Dirty Crazy Bad Book 2!

ASHLEY Jase stalls on the step above me as Mom and Ares continue to the upper level where Ares’s, Chad’s, and my bedrooms are. “What’s wrong?” he asks, turning to face me. “You need to sleep down here,” I say, leaning against the banisters as I try not to let the crestfallen look on his face get to me. “I don’t expect anything, Ash, but I want to stay with you. To make sure you’re okay.” “I’ll be fine. I have already taken pain meds, and I’ll just set my alarm to wake me every few hours.” He folds his arms across his broad chest as his emerald eyes peer into mine. “I know I hurt you and I need to make it up to you. I know it’s not as easy as me saying I’m sorry or that I was trying to protect you. But please don’t shut me out. You are injured, and someone should stay with you.” “I’ll stay with her.” Ares’s gruff voice echoes from above. I look up, spotting him hanging back on the top step. I expect Jase to argue. There is little love lost between those two. But he surprises me. He fixes his gaze on Ares. “Make sure you wake her every four hours. And come get me if there are any issues during the night.” Ares equally surprises me when he nods agreeably. Jase pulls me into a tender hug. Pressing his warm lips to my ear, he whispers, “I love you, Temptress. Whatever you need, I will give you.” Tears stab my eyes at his words. I know what this must be costing him. “I love you too,” I whisper, stretching up to kiss his cheek. “But that doesn’t magically solve all our issues.” “I know.” The look of adoration on his face as he tucks stray strands of pink hair behind my ears is almost enough to change my mind. “We need to talk about a lot of things.” I bob my head as I extract myself from his embrace and move around him. “Yeah, we do. Night, Jase. Sleep well.” “Night, baby.”

For More Information on Siobhan Davis’s books and where to contact her, visit her website: https://bit.ly/3VfAwhQ

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Release Blitz & Review – Moving On, Felice Stevens

January 4, 2023 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

Title: Moving On
Author: Felice Stevens
Genre: Gay Romance Standalone
Release Date: January 2, 2023

5 out of 5 stars

Moving On is a standalone MM romance from Felice Stevens. I’m a big fan of Felice’s and I try to grab her books as often as possible. This is Tristan and Sean’s story. (Tristan is from the Man Up series and I might have to go back and read that!) Sean is down on his luck, lost his apartment and his job and is crashing at his sister’s apartment that she typically rents out. He was a singing waiter and he’s just looking for any job serving at this point. Tristan is an ex NYPD detective back in NY after a few years of being in London. Sean’s brother-in-law gives him the apartment to use until he can find one of his own. Now Tristan, who’s grumpy and closed off is sharing a one bedroom apartment with Sean, the fun-loving singing performer. Tristan is carrying guilt over the loss of his partner and doesn’t even want to talk about himself. But he’s instantly attracted to Sean and that’s going to be a problem. Sean can’t believe he has to share space with the tall, gorgeous man who won’t even talk. But he’s persistent and is going to get Tristan to talk to him. It takes time, but they finally get into a routine of eating together (Tristan and his healthy green juice and Sean’s junk food). Then one drunken night and they end up in bed together. Tristan can’t keep denying he wants Sean. Somehow Sean got past some of his walls and he really wants to let him in. Once he decides he wants Sean it is on! And I loved every minute of it. Sean is so open and fresh and talented. He’s been on his own his entire life and he has a past that would make anyone cry (me included). Tristan was similarly abandoned as a child, hid his sexuality and suffered a major loss on the job. Together, they fill in all the broken pieces and just make sense. Sean makes Tristan smile and laugh. Tristan makes Sean want to want more for himself. It’s a funny, sexy, emotional story that had be laughing and wanting to give them both hugs!

 

“… the chemistry between these two is crazy! They try their best to ignore it but as they slowly grow closer, the walls start to come down. This was a sexy, sweet, wonderful book!” ~ Carol’s Crazy Bookish World

 

 

When his roof caves in, Sean Lovett thinks things can’t get any worse. Until he loses his job, adding yet another bump in the rocky road of his life. None of his so-called friends can—or will—help. And asking a favor from his abusive ex? Hard pass. Luckily, his sister comes to the rescue and offers him a great apartment—in the city, no less—until he can get back on his feet.
Sweet deal.
Until a gorgeous man unlocks the front door and strolls right in with a grumpy attitude and a claim that his boss—who happens to be Sean’s brother-in-law—promised him the same apartment.
Former NYPD detective Tristan McDermott hasn’t stopped running since the death of his best friend. After almost two years of living in his own personal hell, he returns home to New York, hoping he can move on, but guilt still follows his every step. He’s grateful to have the perfect apartment until he can settle into a place of his own. But there’s a cute guy already living there. And only one bedroom. And no way is Tristan leaving. He’s staying put.
Sharing the space is tough, but Tristan can ignore sweet Sean and his sunshiny smiles.
Kind of.
Except Sean’s brother-in-law asks Tristan to keep an eye on Sean so he doesn’t make any bad decisions.
Uh oh.
Keeping an eye on Sean is easy. Keeping his hands off him is much, much harder.
And sleeping together…well, that isn’t a bad decision. Not when it feels so good.
Right?
From Lambda Literary award winning author Felice Stevens comes the story of a grumpy, green juice-drinking ex-detective running from the past and a sunshiney singing waiter who can’t catch a break. It features a meet-cute, only one bed, learning to trust, and a surprise lap dance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Felice Stevens has always been a romantic at heart. She believes that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending around the corner. Her characters have to work for it, because just like life in NYC, nothing comes easy and that includes love.
Felice is the 2020 Lambda Literary Award winning author in best Gay Romance and two time e-Lit award winner in romance. When not writing or watching reality television, you can find her in her reader group.

 

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Release Blitz & Reviews – The RSVP, Lauren Blakely

January 4, 2023 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

 

THE RSVP by Lauren Blakely

Release Date: January 4th

Genre/Tropes: Forbidden Romance/Off-Limits Romance/Office Romance/Age-Gap

NEW RELEASE!!

 

THE RSVP from #1 NYT bestselling author Lauren Blakely is NOW LIVE and FREE in KU!

Make sure to grab this brand new sexy, age-gap, off-limits, office romance TODAY!

NOW AVAILABLE! FREE IN KU!

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(Narrated by Vanessa Edwin and Joe Arden!)

 

Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

The RSVP is Lauren Blakely’s newest romance! It’s a sexy age-gap, forbidden romance between Harlow and her dad’s business partner Bridger. I love a good age gap story and add in the forbidden aspect and I was sucked in from the very beginning. Harlow has had a crush on her dad’s business partner for a while. But now she’s twenty-one and she’s going to go after what she wants. Bridger never saw Harlow as more than his business partner’s daughter until one day, there is it. That spark. That connection. Oh hell. He can’t have thoughts about Harlow. Ever. She’s too young. He can’t risk his business. But when they start working together and he sees how smart, capable and sexy she is, he can’t stay away. Will he risk his business for a woman? For love? Oh man! This story is so sexy and spicy! I loved how Harlow just went after Bridger. Seduced him and proved she was more than he though she was. Bridger is so broody and serious and I loved watching him open up to Harlow. Show her the man he really is. Together they are on fire! I’m loving the series so far and looking forward to more!

 

Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

The RSVP is the first book in the The Virgin Society series by Lauren Blakely. You don’t have to read the prequel, The Crush but I totally would! I have read every book Lauren has written and this story is a very Lauren book but with a twist. It’s more forbidden, deeper, and the slow burn is delicious. I am soooo excited about this series! 
Harlow’s crush on Bridger is totally forbidden but she knows he is the one she wants. She can be patient. She knows she has to wait for the perfect moment in time to find out if he can look at her as a woman and not just his business partner’s daughter. It’s going to be complicated once he really sees her but she just knows it’s worth the risk but will he? 
Bridger shouldn’t be thinking about Ian’s daughter in all the naughty ways that he does. It’s not just about the sexual tension either. It’s about their connection, their common interests, the ways she sees him for him. She makes him happy but his business has been his everything for the last five years. This betrayal may cause him to have to start over again. He is torn between something that is his everything to someone who could be his everything. 
I am obsessed with these two! They are real. They are raw. They are passionate. Their connection is goals. They are so much fun, flirty, sexy, and just everything. They way they look at each other is epic. It’s hard to put into words…just read their story!! 
Quotes: 
A whoosh rushes through my body. 
This is the first time he’s touched me. 
I don’t intend for it to be the last. 
“Want to hear a secret?” That word on his tongue sends a charge through me. 
I want to be his secret. “Tell me,”  say, desperate for more. 
“You’re destroying my self-control, Harlow.” 
I hum, like the wicked vixen I am with him. “Then…ruin it. Just ruin it.”

 

 

 

BLURB:

 

A new, forbidden, virgin + father’s business partner, standalone office romance from #1 NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely!

 

Our days are full of secrets. Our nights are for seduction…

For the last year, I’ve wanted someone I can’t have.

The man my father built his latest multimillion dollar business with.

He’s a decade older than I am, and he’s entirely forbidden.

The fact that he’s never given me a second glance only makes me long for him more.

But the other night, across the room at a gala, everything changed. His broody gaze lingered on me and grew darker.

So I’m officially done being the good girl.

Tomorrow I turn 21. As a gift to myself, I plan to seduce my father’s business partner.

Happy birthday to me.

 

 

 

 

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 65 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.

 

 

Connect w/Lauren:

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Release Blitz & Review – Drake, Sawyer Bennett

January 3, 2023 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

Drake: A Pittsburgh Titans Novel
Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: January 3, 2023

Synopsis:

Read the first THREE chapters of Drake

Drake McGinn turned his back on hockey after the league betrayed him. Will the Titans be his chance to clear his name and take back the career he once loved?

After I made the decision to divorce, my ex-wife set out on a smear campaign against me, telling anyone who would listen that I was betting on hockey and throwing games. It wasn’t surprising that my ex told the lies, but the fact that the media, league, and fans chose to believe her baseless claims was unforgivable. I walked away from it all and never looked back.

Having settled into life as a single dad to three boys, I’m content. I have more money than I could ever need, and plenty of time to do whatever I want, whenever I want, and whoever I want. So when Brienne Norcross, the team owner for the Pittsburgh Titans, shows up at my house with a job offer, I have no problem turning her down. But the no-nonsense billionaire, with sinfully seductive red lips and killer heels that would look hot as hell thrown over my shoulders, won’t take “no” for an answer.

Now I need to find balance between hockey, my boys, and the explosive chemistry Brienne and I can no longer deny. A cast-off hockey player and the league’s only female team owner? I can think of a million reasons why it could never work but can’t bring myself to care about a single one of them. Game on.

All books in the Pittsburgh Titans series can be read as standalones. See the entire series here: https://sawyerbennett.com/bookstore/the-pittsburgh-titans-series/

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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Drake is the fifth book in the Pittsburgh Titan’s series by Sawyer Bennett. I’ve been looking forward to Drake’s book since the beginning! There’s something about this big, broody, long-haired sexy single father that calls to me. And he’s met his match with Brienne, the smart, beautiful, owner of the team. What starts out as hate between them turns into freaking crazy hot lust. Neither of them has time for a relationship, so this is perfect. And it’s a little forbidden, but not against the rules. The sneaking around, stolen glances and hot nights are everything. Drake is all about the sexiness and none of the feelings. He’s trying to be the best dad and hockey player he can. He can’t afford complications in his life. But Brienne becomes more than fun between the sheets. Now he doesn’t know what to do. Run away or toward her and trust that she’s there for him? Wowzas. Drake is freaking fantastic. I just loved everything about him. From his hair to his muscles, to what a great dad he is, to his dirty mouth. He never wanted to love again, but he never met anyone like Brienne before. I loved how smart and dedicated Brienne was. She’s totally kickass! This one might be my favorite of the series (did I say that last time? :)).

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About the Author:

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

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

If you’d like to receive a notification when Sawyer releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter (sawyerbennett.com/signup).

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Release Blitz & Review – Dibs by Kimberly Knight & Rachel Lyn Adams

December 31, 2022 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

Dibsa

by Kimberly Knight & Rachel Lyn Adams
Publication Date: January 31, 2023
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, MM, Second Chance Romance

Read for FREE in KindleUnlimited: Amazon

 

Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Dibs is a standalone novel by Kimberly Knight and Rachel Lyn Adams. It’s the first book I have had from either of these authors and it will not be my last. I love MM and when I saw this cover, blurb and an opening in my schedule I just had to have it. 
It’s seventeen years in the making…
The day after Chase retires from MLB the last person he expected to see was his college roommate and teammate. As his son’s fall ball baseball coach. He is in shock. He hasn’t seen Gage since the day after their shared a moment in bed after a party. Over the years Chase tried to forget that night but as soon as he sees the man in front of him, everything comes rushing back. He doesn’t know what it means. He has never wanted another man, he has since been married and divorced with two kids in the last seventeen years so what does this mean? 
Gage knew this reunion was going to happen but didn’t know it would be this soon. Chase’s son, Jase and his son Dylan were best friends and teammates so of course he knew who Jase’s dad was but nobody else knew about their past. What he didn’t expect was how much he wanted to kiss the man senseless. 
Chase and Gage need to figure this out. Talk about what happened and what it means now. Was it just a drunken night between roommates? Did they regret what happened? Can they be friends and not make it awkward? Can they be more? Do they want to be? And what about their kids… 
I absolutely LOVED it! I mean come on… MM, amazing single dads, gay for you and baseball!? Yum, yum, yum. I loved their story, connection, and passion. Passion for the game, kids, and each other. They have some obstacles to hurdle and that made them even stronger. I read this book in one sitting and hoping to read Traded one day soon. 
Quotes: 
“Since the night I first saw you play with your band, I’ve been thinking about how your hands would feel on me again.”
“Need any help?” 
Gage grinned and gave me a you-helped-plenty-last-night look. “Yeah, I could use a hand.
I looked down at the floor trying to hide my smile.
“Are you going to send me to detention, Mr. Statler?” 
We stared at each other for a few beats, and then both of us burst into laughter. 
“I’m going to take you over my knee,” he replied, still laughing. 
“Your good one or your bad one?” I teased. 
He tackled me onto my back. “You need to watch your mouth.”

From USA Today bestselling authors Kimberly Knight and Rachel Lyn Adams comes a MM forced proximity friends to lovers gay for you romance with on-the-road secret hook-ups.

Sometimes, an unexpected night can change everything …

It’s said that college is where you try things and eventually find yourself. Chase Matthewson hadn’t expected to experiment with his roommate and fellow teammate, Gage Statler, but a drunken night at a party led them to the same bed. Before either of them could wrap their heads around what happened, Gage suffered a devastating injury and left college.

With no closure, the two put that night behind them and never spoke of it or to each other again. They both moved on, married women, and started families. Chase lived out his dream of playing professional baseball while Gage found different ways to fulfill his passion for the sport.

Years later, both men find themselves divorced, focused on fatherhood, and not looking for another long-term relationship. But what they don’t know is that the past is about to bring them together.

Gage starts coaching Chase’s son’s travel ball team, forcing the former roommates to come face to face and finally acknowledge their secret hookup. When the team moms joke about calling dibs on the hot coach, Chase wants to tell them he called dibs first.

About the Authors

Kimberly Knight is a USA Today Bestselling author who lives in the mountains near a lake in California with her loving husband, who is a great research assistant. Kimberly writes in a variety of genres including romantic suspense, contemporary romance, erotic romance, and paranormal romance. Her books will make you laugh, cry, swoon, and fall in love before she throws you curve balls you never see coming.

When Kimberly isn’t writing, you can find her watching her favorite reality TV shows, binge-watching true crime documentaries, and going to San Francisco Giants games. She’s also a two-time desmoid tumor/cancer fighter, which has made her stronger and an inspiration to her fans.

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Rachel Lyn Adams is a USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, five children, and several pets (currently 8 of them). She is an avid baseball fan and rarely misses an opportunity to watch her beloved San Francisco Giants. When she isn’t busy with the demands of her family, you will find her reading or writing as she couldn’t imagine her life without books.

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Blog Tour & Review – The Blood We Crave, Monty Jay

December 15, 2022 | Posted in Blog Tour | By

THE BLOOD WE CRAVE

Monty Jay

Release Date: December 13 

 

My secrets are infested with infatuation.

His cravings are dripping in blood.

Is it love?

Or is it something much darker…

An obsession.

 

Death found me as a young girl. Latching onto the core of my soul.

No one knows what that horrid night did to me. What kind of monster it flourished inside me. I’d become a ghost, hiding from the world so that people would never find out about the morbid desire I harbor.

 

Until he noticed me.

 

Thatcher Alexander Pierson: Cunning. Sharp. Beautiful.

 

A man bred from the seed of a serial killer. Stitched together with old money and Dolce & Gabbana clothing.

He is my strongest fixation. My sweetest, darkest addiction.

And I’m his phantom.

I have haunted him my entire life and now?

He sees me for exactly what I am.

A killer.

I sicken him. But he has always mesmerized me.

When a copycat murderer prowls among the trees of Ponderosa Springs, our loyalty is tested.

It had been foolish of us to believe our revenge would go unpunished. That the town wouldn’t retaliate after what we did.

With our lives hanging in the balance, Thatcher and I have no choice but to coexist.

In the twilight of musty cabins and haunted library towers, my somber secrets are exposed, and his cravings are revealed.

 

So the question is…What is love without obsession?

 

*The Blood We Crave will be book 1 of a duet!*

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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

The Blood We Crave is the third book in the Hollow Boys series by Monty Jay. I am obsessed with this series and I have been falling hard for Thatcher Pierson since the very beginning and now, I am fully in love with the man. I mean, damn.
Thatcher is Lyra obsession. Lyra is Thatcher’s ghost. They have a past that nobody could understand. To her it is everything. To him it is a nightmare. He is in control, always. Lyra knows it, loves it, even craves it. It makes her obsession even more dangerous especially when Thatcher has the skills to end her. He doesn’t lose control, ever and he won’t now. Not for her. Not for anyone. He has no soft edges, no feelings, no desires. He is darkness and she needs to stay in the light before she is destroyed. The problem? She wants in his darkness more than life itself…
I get it Lyra… I really do. Thatcher and his very controlled movements and speech is panty-melting. I mean…swoon when he rolls up his sleeves and gets dirty. In all seriousness, this couple is so worth the fucking wait. The Hollow Boys and the women they love have more work to do to take out the real ones making Ponderosa Springs a very dangerous place to be.
Overall… the writing is addictive, fantastic, and beautiful. The story is is all of those things and more. It’s completely unique. I can’t wait for the next book!
Quotes:
I had become an orchestrator of fear. A conductor of pain. I compose death.
I crave him. Every part of him. Even the tortured parts of himself others run away from. I want to let his demons out of their shackles just so they can play with mine.
I’d rather be ignored by him than noticed by anyone else.

Meet Monty Jay:

Monty Jay likes to describe herself as a punk rock kid, with the soul of a gypsy who has a Red Bull addiction. She writes romance novels about insane artists, feisty females, hockey players, and many more. 

When she isn’t writing she can be found reading anything Stephen King, getting a tattoo, or eating cold pizza.

Connect with Monty Jay:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/author.montyj/

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Amazon Author Page: https://amzn.to/2ZJ4eSE

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