Blog Tour & Reviews – Possessive Park Avenue Prince, Brooke Blaine & Ella Frank

April 18, 2024 | Posted in Blog Tour, Review | By



POSSESSIVE PARK AVENUE PRINCE
Park Avenue Princes #4
by Brooke Blaine & Ella Frank
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Release Date: April 11, 2024
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Genre: M/M College Romance Standalone


Trope: Bad boy, grumpy/sunshine, alphahole, protective/possessive MC, touch him and die vibe



Synopsis

Who are we? Like you even need to ask. We’re the seven richer-than-sin legacies causing debauchery at the prestigious Astor University in Manhattan.

Some call us spoiled.

Some call us trouble.

But everyone calls us the Park Avenue Princes.

Daire Connery

“The Bad Boy”

I’m not a man of many words. But when I do speak, it usually starts with F and ends with you.

Keep to myself. Don’t let anyone in. That’s how I like it.

That’s usually how everyone else likes it too. My scowl keeps them all away—all except him.

We may both be Park Avenue Princes, but we would never work.

We don’t belong in each other’s real worlds.

He’s too soft for mine; mine’s too harsh for his.

But I can’t stop thinking about him. About those pale grey eyes that see right through me. The ballsy way he gives right back whatever I dish out.

I like that. Respect it.

Want more of it…

Which is why when I find out his ex is bullying him, it makes me want to rip that bastard a new one. Makes me lose my goddamn mind.

Because no one touches Gavin Truitt. No one but me.



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5 out of 5 stars
Possessive Park Avenue Prince is the fourth book in the Park Avenue Princes series by one of favorite duos, Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine. I am loving these princes and the men who make them fall, and bonus…these two princes fall for each other.

Gavin needed to move. Stat. He didn’t really want to hear his brother, Donavan and his man have their fun on the other side of the wall any longer. He was done. The next best move was to shack-up with Daire, the man of few words but many grunts. Nobody knew the man well, thanks to the walls he had built around him but Gavin knew he felt safe around him. And after some up and downs, Gavin sees Daire in a different light…

And he wants him.

Daire wants Gavin too but also knows he isn’t good enough for him. Gavin is the sweet one. A bright light. Daire is the dark one. On paper? People would be surprised they were even friends. The last few months changed everything. The tension is thick and it’s hot AF. It’s not just about that though. Gavin makes Daire feel things he never had before. It’s confusing and scary to him. And for a man who isn’t scared about anything, it’s a lot and I am here for it.

This might be my favorite in the series. I love Daire’s possessive and protectiveness toward Gavin. And I love how Gavin teases him. I am excited about the next book. I am not sure who’s it’s going to be yet but there are hints of both of the last princes and damn…

5 out of 5 stars

Possessive Park Avenue Prince is the fourth book in the Park Avenue Princes series by one of my favorite writing duos, Brooke Blaine and Ella Frank. I am loving these Park Avenue Princes. They are sexy, funny, smart and loyal. This is Daire and Gavin’s story. That’s right, two of the Princes! There has been something brewing with these two since the beginning. Just a little simmer that’s been getting hotter and hotter. Now that they live together, it’s harder to fight it. Daire can’t touch his friend’s little brother no matter how sexy and handsome he is. No matter how much he wants him. But he can’t help but protect him and watch out for him. Gavin knows there’s more to Daire than his growling and narrowed-eyed looks. Once he catches a twitch of his lips he knows he has to crack Daire. Daire has a past that’s made him the man he is today. A loner. A fighter. He doesn’t need anyone and no one will ever want him.  Until Gavin. He’s going to prove to Daire that he’s wanted, needed and loved. I loved, loved, loved watching these two fight and flirt and fall for each other! They are the perfect match, Daire’s gruffness to Gavin’s sweetness. I love all these characters and can’t wait to see who’s next!


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Brooke Blaine is a USA Today Bestselling Author best known for writing romantic comedy and M/M romance. Her novels lead with humor and heart, but Brooke never shies away from throwing in something extra naughty that will scandalize her conservative Southern family for life (bless their hearts). She’s a choc-o-holic, lives for eighties bands (which means she thinks guyliner is totally underrated), believes it’s always wine o’clock, and lives with the coolest cat on the planet—her Ragdoll/Maine Coon mix, Jackson Agador Spartacus.


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Review Tour – Falling for Raine, Lane Hayes

March 20, 2024 | Posted in Blog Tour | By

 

The gentleman, the hot mess, and a little British adventure…

Raine

Moving to London is scary and daunting, but I desperately need this job–and a redo. Okay, so I may have oversold my qualifications. That shouldn’t be a big deal, though. I mean, being an assistant’s assistant seems easy enough, and I’m a fast learner.

Hold up!

I’m already in over my head with spreadsheets, new pronunciations, and temperamental appliances. And just as I’m mentally preparing to face going home early, the big boss offers me an opportunity I can’t refuse. And I definitely should because Graham Horsham is an infuriating, complicated grumpy bear with a razor-sharp tongue, a wickedly dry sense of humor, and…I like him far too much.

Graham

I’ve been bamboozled. I’m not quite sure how I ended up with an assistant who spills coffee daily, wears wrinkled shirts, and chatters nonstop. He can’t stay, but I don’t want him to go and that’s madness. The Horsham Group is closing one of our biggest deals ever and I won’t jeopardize it. This one is personal.

Yet so is Raine.

He’s a breath of fresh air—silly, impetuous, lighthearted, good-natured, and…quite lovely. I like him more than I want to admit. For some reason, I can let my guard down with him. It’s unnerving and probably unprofessional.

But not to worry…I will not, under any circumstances, fall for Raine.

Falling for Raine is an MM, age-gap romance featuring a British silver fox, a desperate but adorable American, and a UK adventure!

 

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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Falling for Raine is Lane Hayes’ newest mm romance set in England. It’s an age-gap with a British sexy silver fox and a younger adorable American. One night in Vegas and they thought they’d never see each other again. Until Raine walks into Graham’s office as a new assistant for his company. What are the chances? Graham hasn’t forgotten one second of his night with Raine and now that he’s here working for his company, he’s not sure if he’ll be able to stay away from him. Their relationship is fun, sexy and funny. Raine makes Graham laugh and smile more than he has in years and Graham makes Raine want more. I enjoyed getting to watch these two fall for each other! Lane is a must read for me. She entertains, makes me swoon and writes likeable characters with very little angst.

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Review Tour – The Surrogate, Penelope Ward

March 1, 2024 | Posted in Blog Tour | By

 

Title: The Surrogate
Author: Penelope Ward
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Tropes: Age Gap/Widower/Found Family
Forbidden/Enemies to Friends to Lovers
Release Date: February 26, 2024
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From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward comes a new, STANDALONE novel…

 

 

ABBY:

 

I’m falling for the father of the baby I’m carrying.
The problem is: it’s not my baby.
And the broody widower is not looking for a long-term partner.
As a surrogate, the deal was that I’d only be in England long enough to give birth.
At first, the man seemed as pretentious as his name: Sigmund Benedictus.
He and I butted heads.
Sig challenged my intentions, accused me of just wanting to do this for the money.
Gradually, he learned to trust me.
He even became protective.
Over time, our heated animosity turned into fiery chemistry.
I was falling in love with him.
But my time here had a limit.
I needed to protect my heart from the devastatingly gorgeous older man who’d end up breaking it.

 

SIG:

 

When my in-laws told me they wanted to use my dead wife’s eggs to conceive a grandchild, I wasn’t immediately on board.
They swore that on her deathbed Britney told them it was what she wanted—but only if I fathered the baby. Her parents insisted they would be the ones to raise it.
Against my better judgment, I agreed.
I vowed to keep my heart out of it, though.
I’d continue to pretend it wasn’t happening and live the empty, single life I’d become accustomed to the past five years since Britney died.
And despite the fact that a certain younger American named Abby Knickerbocker had awakened things inside me that I thought were long dead…
I most certainly wouldn’t fall in love with the surrogate.

 

 

 

 

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The Surrogate is Penelope Ward’s newest epic romance. If you read The Aristocrat then you have met Sigmund, Leo’s cousin. If you follow my reviews then you might know that I don’t read blurbs unless it’s a new-to-me author until I need to write the review (don’t want those spoilers) so I actually didn’t even know it was going to be his story. Once I discovered that it was it, I was obsessed. And the obsession just grew and grew from there. The blurb is perfection so I don’t want to get too much into the storyline.

Abby and Sig’s relationship is complicated times ten but from the meet-cute, I knew it was going to be a crazy, beautiful, and emotional ride. And a fun one too!! I loved their journey, it’s so unique and I felt I was right there with them along the way. In London. In the countryside. Like I was a guest in the inn Abby was staying in. I was invested. They just made me laugh, cry, swoon, and just think, really. It’s one of my favorite books of 2024. One of my favorite books ever. I loved it so much, it’s hard to put into words. Just read it. Period. It’s an unforgettable story.

The Surrogate is Penelope Ward’s newest romance and one of my favorites from her! I didn’t have the pleasure of reading The Aristocrat, but I still loved Sig from the start. He’s complicated, but deep down is a loving, sweet man. He’s still heartbroken after losing his wife, and really not sure what he’s doing with his personal life. When his in-laws want to use a surrogate to have a grandbaby from their daughter’s frozen eggs who passed away a few years ago and they ask for Sig’s sperm, he’s not sure what to do. He agrees to meet the surrogate even though he doesn’t trust her. He’s instantly attracted to her and that is bad, bad, bad. They can’t stop fighting and exchanging barbs. He can’t fall for her. She can’t want him. But oh do they and they can! I loved watching Sig and Abby fight and then really get to know each other. It’s a complicated relationship and situation, but it’s fun, emotional, sexy and I loved every minute of it!

 

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT

 

AGE GAP

 

WIDOWER
BRITISH HERO
FOUND FAMILY
SLOW BURN
FORBIDDEN
ENEMIES-TO-FRIENDS-TO-LOVERS

 

 

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

 

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

 

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Release Day & Review – Dirty Flirt, Mira Lyn Kelly

March 1, 2024 | Posted in Blog Tour | By

Blurb:

𝘽𝙖𝙙 𝙄𝙙𝙚𝙖𝙨 𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙙 𝙤𝙛 𝙢𝙮 𝙎𝙪𝙥𝙚𝙧 𝙥𝙤𝙬𝙚𝙧

 

I’m Ben Boerboom, the NHL’s favorite puck boy, and Lara’s my slamming hot, former bestie. She’s also the friend who got away and my dirty, dirty accomplice from those two insane weeks that weren’t supposed to change anything… but did.

 

I wanted it all. Would have wrapped my forever around her finger if she’d let me. But if making bad decisions is my special skill, Lara’s is making good ones… Like prioritizing her career goals and the kind of security she didn’t have growing up.

 

Hard pass on that kind of heartbreak again. So cue the bunnies. Years of bunnies.

 

Now Lara’s back in my city. Temporarily. And thanks to a burst pipe and a miscommunication with my sister, she’s living in my spare room.

 

A lot has changed, but two things haven’t. Her goals and the way she sometimes believes my bad ideas are good… like crossing those lines I swore we wouldn’t cross again.

*All titles in the Slayers Hockey series are loosely connected but can be read as standalones.

 

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What to expect:

✔️Friends to Lovers

✔️Second Chance

✔️Off Limits

✔️OTT Golden Retriever Hero

✔️Roommates

✔️Secret Crush

✔️Friends with benefits

✔️Reformed Puck Boy

✔️Secret Relationship

✔️Good Girl Bad Boy

✔️Smexxy times in inappropriate places

 

Sandra's Review 

5 out of 5 stars

Dirty Flirt is the tenth book in the Slayers Hockey series by Mira Lyn Kelly. Each book can be read as standalone but I recommend reading the series since they are all fun, sexy, sweet, and oh so swoony. Boomer has been there in the background making me laugh with his antics and now he is front and center and I am here for it. 

Boomer was shocked when his roommate/best friend was moving out with his sister literally the minute after the announcement. He was even more shocked that Piper already set him up with a new roommate. He was flabbergasted when he found out it was his former best friend from high school. The girl he hasn’t spoken to in eight years. She went to college. He went into the league. He didn’t know what he was getting himself in to letting this happen but he would never turn his back on Lara. She was the friend that got away. They shared a few dirty secret weeks together before they went their separate ways and now she was back. Temporary. 

Lara needed a home base quick. Her place in Chicago flooded and after calling everyone she knew in the city, Piper was the only one who had a room. What she didn’t know was that she would be rooming with her brother not her. She didn’t want this to be awkward. She has seen the headlines about Boomer’s bunny-loving ways. Was the Ben she knew still inside the man she doesn’t know now? 

Yes. And to Ben, she is the only one who sees it. The click is still there. Its slow going but once the comfort sets in so does the friendship but is there more? 

Mira killed it with this one. I love second-chances, friends-to-lovers, and close proximity and it has all three plus hockey? Gimme, gimme. I loved their banter, flirty ways, and just the way they made me laugh and swoon at the same time. I am excited about the next book!

 

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Review Tour – Vi Keeland, What Happens at the Lake

January 18, 2024 | Posted in Blog Tour, Review | By

 

Title: What Happens at the Lake
Author: Vi Keeland
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Trope: Grumpy-Sunshine
Release Date: January 15, 2024

 

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When life took an unexpected turn, I decided to get out of New York for a while. What better place to go than the idyllic small town my father spoke about so fondly when I was growing up? Laurel Lake held the title America’s Friendliest Town for seventeen years running, and friendly was just what I needed right now.

 

Unfortunately, friendly wasn’t the welcome I got when I arrived.
Instead, I got Fox Cassidy. My tall, dark, and burly neighbor, who grunted at me instead of saying hello.
Okay, so I might’ve had his mailbox in my hands the first time we met. And it might’ve been a little crushed after removing it from under my tire. And I might’ve needed his help breaking into the place I was staying in after the key broke off in the lock. But still…he didn’t have to be so grumpy.
As time went on though, I started to notice things about Fox other than his glares. Like how he watched me when he thought I wasn’t looking, or how fire ignited in his eyes whenever we bickered. Though I was in Laurel Lake to escape my problems, not create new ones. And getting involved with a man like Fox screamed trouble, even if he was gorgeous and unlike any man I’d ever met.
But alas, problem seemed to be my middle name this year. So why not have some fun while I was here for the summer? It seemed like a good plan. At least until it was time to go home…
They say what happens at the lake, stays at the lake. But it’s not so easy to walk away when what stays behind…is your heart.

 

 

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5 out of 5 stars

What Happens at the Lake is Vi Keeland’s newest standalone. If you follow my reviews then you know I don’t read blurbs until I need to write the review so I don’t spoil anything so all I knew was that there was a lake involved. Lol. It’s a beautiful setting, really. I fell for Laurel Lake and the people living there.

Josie grew up in Manhattan but her father was raised in America’s Friendliest Town, Laurel Lake. She always wanted to visit the town her father was so fond of but her mother never wanted to go back. Now, was her chance after a tenant moved out of her father’s home, the one she inherited when she was only thirteen. She had three months to give the home a little TLC and get to know the town her father loved. When she got there, the unexpected happened… She met the grumpiest yet hottest man she has ever laid eyes on. Her neighbor. A man who spoke in grunts.

Fox didn’t need this woman living next door, even temporarily. She was a hot mess emphasis on hot. He knew she was trouble. Not just because he knew he would end up helping her with the house but because this town was about to make the phone lines spark with gossip. Small-town living, right? He loved and hated it at the same time. He knew he was an asshole but it is what it is. He didn’t like change…

And everything was about to change.

Damn…I love a grump, especially one with a good heart deep down. I also love a woman who doesn’t give up when trying to find that good heart. Vi absolutely killed it with these characters and their story. It’s fun. It’s sexy. It’s emotional. Oh, did I mention that Fox is an ex-pro hockey player? Extra yum!

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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

What Happens at the Lake is Vi Keeland’s newest romance and I loved everything about it. Grumpy hero, smart, capable heroine who are next door neighbors! Josie is looking for a place to heal so she goes to her dad’s hometown. She never thought she’d fall so fast for the town and its people. On her very first day, she hits her neighbors mailbox and he’s less than thrilled. But even though he’s the grumpiest grump alive, he keeps showing up to help her. Just little things and then more and more. Fox does not have time for his sexy new neighbor. But he can’t keep his eyes or his thoughts off her. He eventually gives in and helps her fix up her house. The more he gets to know her, the more he wants to know. And for the first time in a very long time, it’s more than just sexual attraction. He likes her. She makes him smile, and he never smiles. Everyone notices, especially Josie. He just can’t stop himself so he asks her out. Knowing the gossip mill is going to explode. He doesn’t care. He wants her and that’s it. When his past threatens to upend the new life he wants he needs to make a big decision. Let Josie go or chase after her. Oh my word! I loved this story. I laughed out loud so many times I lost count. I smiled, snickered and had to fan myself. I love Laurel Lake! Josie founds more than Fox there, she found her old self. She found a new family. Josie brought Fox back to life and reminded him what’s it feels like to be happy. Overall, I loved it. Every page, every character, everything. I even loved Daisy the duck! Ha!

 

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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 are currently translated in twenty-seven languages and have appeared on bestseller lists in the US, Germany, Brazil, Bulgaria, Israel, 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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Review – Holiday Crush, Lane Hayes

January 5, 2024 | Posted in Blog Tour | By

Holiday Crush
By Lane Hayes

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The Elmwood Stories, Book 3

The hockey has-been, the barista, and some holiday magic…

Court
Cut from the team, fired my agent…now what?

This can’t be it for me. Unfortunately, the phone isn’t ringing. My best bet is to head home for the holidays and regroup.

Problem: I don’t know what to do with myself. Helping out at the rink might be my ticket out of here, but nothing is happening fast enough. And then there’s Ivan. No, no, it’s not what you think. We went to school together. We’re acquaintance-friends…nothing more.

But you know, I like him. A lot. He’s funny and relentlessly upbeat. I’m a better person when I’m with him—the kind who volunteers to deck the halls and wrap garland on lampposts and—

Whoa. What’s happening here?

Ivan
I love the holidays! But running the coffee shop on my own during the busiest season of the year is going to be a challenge. And the sudden appearance of my former crush is all kinds of distracting.

See, I spent my formative years mooning over Court Henderson, our high school’s hockey phenom, even though he was out of my league. Thankfully, I grew up and left the silly remnants of my youth behind. Or did I?

Grown-up Court is full of surprises, and under his gruff yet extremely fine exterior, he’s a good soul with a huge heart. He’s charming, sweet, handsome, and— Uh-oh.

My crush is back. Just in time for the holidays…

Holiday Crush is an MM bisexual, small town romance featuring a renewed ancient crush, some mistletoe latte art, and a little seasonal magic.

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5 out of 5 stars

Holiday Crush is the third book in The Elmwood Stories series by Lane Hayes. I’m loving this series and was so happy to see Ivan get his happily ever after. With a sexy, fun, hockey player who was his childhood crush! Court is back in town and Ivan isn’t going to fall for him again. No matter how sweet and sexy he is. Who’s he kidding? He totally is! But this time it’s not one-sided. I loved Court and Ivan. They are so fun together. They know how to laugh and share their feelings and their sexy times are spicy! Hoping there’s more in the series!

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Court shook his head at my amazing, incredible Christmas tree on his way to the door. “I can’t get over that thing. It’s wild.”

I beamed. “I know. I love it. I buy a regular tree too, even though it’s holiday overkill. But who cares? This is my favorite time of year, and I celebrate to the nth degree!”

He shoved his arms into his jacket, a playful grin on his handsome mug. “And do you celebrate by watching scary movies and stringing candy corn and plastic spiders into garland?”

“No, smartass, but damn, that’s a great idea for Halloween next year.”

He chuckled. “So…what do you do for Christmas?”

I braced my left hand on the doorjamb and cast a quick glance at the fireplace to keep from staring at my guest. Standing a foot apart in the cramped doorway between my foyer and living room felt oddly intimate. Court took up space in my tiny abode, with his broad shoulders, towering height, and big muscles. I was more aware of him than ever. It took me a second to gather my thoughts and remember what we were talking about.

Christmas. Right.

“The usual—decorate my house, string lights outside, drape fresh garland everywhere. And yes, there’s always mistletoe. I also watch holiday movies and listen to Christmas music from mid-November till the end of the year. I bake cookies too, which always turn out to be a hot mess, but baking is festive and fun, and my family and friends are kind enough to compliment me anyway. And…I sign up for every holiday event in town, including the Skate with Santa party at the rink, caroling at Wood Hollow’s Home for the elderly, Toys for Tots Sled Fest next to the Christmas Tree Farm in Fallbrook, and of course, Holiday Bingo. By the way, all of those, including Bingo, have volunteer positions…if you’re interested.”

“I’d rather shovel snow in Siberia,” he deadpanned.

I grinned. “Your holiday spirit needs a tune-up.”

“Yeah, yeah. I don’t do holiday spirit.”

“That’s an awful thing to say!”

“Why? There’s no point. I’m usually on the road, so I’ve never bought a tree and I don’t always remember to buy gifts, either. My brother shamelessly shows me up every holiday. Oren bought our folks an oil painting of their ten-year-old golden retriever a couple of years ago. And it was really nice. I bought Mom the same gloves I bought her the previous year and the wrong-sized slippers for Dad.”

“Oh, dear. Well, I’m happy to help you this year. I’m an expert at gift-giving and—what’s so funny?”

Court’s eyes crinkled in amusement. “You’re Elmwood’s emo elf, aren’t you?”

“Ha. Ha.” I moved by him to unlock the door. “Good-bye, Grinch.”

He snickered. “Later. And thanks for tonight. It was fun.”

“Yeah. It was,” I agreed, smiling as he stepped closer.

This was where I was supposed to shuffle out of the way to give him room to slip outside without letting the cold inside, but my feet were seemingly glued to the floor. And now, we were inches apart. So close I could see flecks of gold in his blue eyes and a scar half-hidden in his left brow. I should have jumped away and laughed off this little dance before I accidentally made it awkward.

Too late.

Ugh. Now I was staring at him and he was staring at me and…his mouth was right there, hovering over mine. I could feel his breath on my lips and smell gin and something woodsy and masculine on his skin. And nope, I couldn’t resist.

I leaned in, set my palm on his chest and pressed my lips to Court’s.

And that was the match that started the fire.

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Blog Tour – Reeve, Siobhan Davis

January 3, 2024 | Posted in Blog Tour | By

A companion novel to Say I’m the One and Let Me Love You

Reeve, an all-new emotional, angsty, new adult romance, and the fourth book in the All of Me Series, from USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author Siobhan Davis is now available!

Vivien Grace Mills has been the center of my universe since the second she entered this world.

Every memory I hold precious includes her.

She’s my biggest champion and the one person keeping me sane during some of the most testing times of my life.

Vivien shows me what it means to love and be loved.

I know she’s the one from an early age.

When I land my dream role, plans for our future are finally coming true.

Until everything falls apart, leaving a complicated trail of broken, scarred hearts and long-lasting consequences.

I messed up: I failed her. I failed me.

I won’t rest until the only woman I love is back in my arms.

Nothing or no one will stop me from reclaiming her heart. Not my manipulative costar, my greedy agent, or the backstabbing studio publicist.

And especially not him.

My determination and patience are successful, and Vivien is back where she belongs.

I finally have the family I have craved my entire life.

But I sacrificed so much for my poor decisions, and I’m not finished paying the price.

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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Reeve is a companion novel in the All of Me series by the ever-talented and one of my favorite authors, Siobhan Davis. You can NOT read this as a standalone. Believe me, you will want start at the beginning. It’s one of my favorite series. Ever. I don’t want to get into the storyline especially since if you read the series then you know what happens with Vivien’s POV. I will say that I loved getting Reeve’s POV. We knew he was going through some difficult times but this book dives deeper into his reality. It’s heartbreaking. Don’t get me wrong, I still wanted to knock some sense into him but we get a better understanding of all the hurts and betrayals. He was a determined young man who just wanted the love of his life. His only love. His best friend. He wanted to give her everything but lost his way. It’s an epic roller coaster ride and I am so glad Siobhan gave us his side of the story. I loved that it was just a retelling of the same story. Most of it is brand-new scenes! I can’t wait for Dillon’s! 💚

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Blog Tour – Ending the Fight, L.P. Dover

December 8, 2023 | Posted in Blog Tour, Review | By

 

Title: Ending the Fight

 

Series: Gloves Off – Next Generation

 

Author: L.P. Dover

 

Release: November 28, 2023

 

Genre/Tropes: Romantic Suspense/MMA Fighters/Enemies to lovers/Touch her and you die/Opposites Attract/Forbidden Love/Badass Female/Stuck Together/Love-Hate/Mafia Protector/Sibling Rivalry

 

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5 out of 5 stars
Ending the Fight is the fourth book in the Gloves Off: Next Generation series by L.P. Dover. I highly recommend reading the series in order to fully understand the plot line that is throughout even though each book is about a different couple. 
Wren is a fighter, on and off the mat. She has had a tough life and in the last several months it has changed a lot. She was in danger but she also found a real family within a group of fighters who have been family and friends for all their lives. So, when Nikolai Michelson shows up in Las Vegas, she wants to protect them. 
The minute Seth laid eyes on Wren he wanted her. She intrigued him. So when his brother becomes a threat to her, he wants to protect her. In his home. He loves her sassy and tough exterior. He also wants to break down her walls. There is just something about her that makes him want to wrap his arms around her and just stay there. But first, he needs end this war…
The war between two brothers. The battle between his fighters and his brother. It’s one f*cked up hot mess. In between the bad there is good and Seth and Wren want to find that. Together. 
Overall, I loved their story. The heat. The suspense. The fight. The connection. Wren is a total badass. Seth is ruthless with a sweet side. Together they are straight fire. 

 

“An electrifying tale of revenge, scorching passion, and steamy suspense that’s sure to leave you on the edge of your seat.”

 

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author L.P. Dover comes an electrifying tale of revenge, scorching passion, and steamy suspense that’s sure to have readers on the edge of their seats.

 

Despite her tough upbringing, Wren Langston has found success as a UFC fighter and a career criminal. Yet when a series of murders draw a chilling connection to her, Wren fears her past is catching up with her. Nikolai Michelson, the man behind the murders, is a part of one of the most dangerous mafia families in the country – and he also holds a personal grudge against Wren.
 
Knowing she can’t face Nikolai alone, she turns to his older brother Seth. The elder Michelson brother is immediately drawn to Wren and is determined to protect her from his family at all costs. As they work together to expose Nikolai’s crimes, they find themselves drawn together by mutual attraction.
Unfortunately, the Michelsons don’t forgive easily, and Seth’s actions put him at odds with his own family. As the tension between the brothers escalates, Wren finds herself caught in the middle of a dangerous power struggle that threatens to destroy everything she holds dear.
With betrayal lurking around every corner, Seth and Wren are running out of time. Can they reveal the truth before it’s too late? Or will their love be the ultimate sacrifice in this deadly game of power and revenge?

 

 

 

 

 

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Dover has written countless novels in several different genres, including a children’s book with her daughter. Her favorite to write is romantic suspense, but she’s also found a passion in romantic comedy. She loves to make people laugh which is why you’ll never see her without a smile on her face.

 

 

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Blog Tour & Reviews – Dirty Crazy Bad: The Complete Collection, Siobhan Davis

November 16, 2023 | Posted in Blog Tour | By

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

Pride. Wrath. Lust. Envy. Greed. Gluttony. Sloth. 

Dirty Crazy Bad, a dark, secret society, reverse harem romance from USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author Siobhan Davis is available now in ebook, paperback, and audio. This set includes the prequel, Dirty Crazy Bad book 1, Dirty Crazy Bad book 2, and exclusive brand-new bonus content told from multiple character POVs. 

In the secret society of The Luminaries, no sin will go unpunished… Sleeping with my boyfriend’s best friend, behind his girlfriend’s back, probably wasn’t my smartest idea. But Jase is mine, and it’s about time Julia knew it. Attending Lowell University was supposed to be a fresh start. A chance to end all the sneaking around and make our relationship official. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Julia is digging her claws into Jase. My boyfriend, Chad, is getting in deeper with a local gang. And my loathsome new stepbrother, Ares, has just moved in. Ares despises Chad and Jase, and the feeling is mutual. As their rivalry escalates, Ares seems determined to use me as a pawn, and I’m trapped in the middle. It doesn’t help that he’s hot AF, knows exactly how to push my buttons, and my body hasn’t gotten the memo he’s off-limits. I wish that were the least of my worries. Pride. Wrath. Lust. Envy. Greed. Gluttony. Sloth. My life turns upside down the moment the dark secret society of The Luminaries is revealed to me. Everything I thought I knew was a lie. Now, I have lost all control over my future, and a heart-breaking new reality emerges. One where lovers become enemies, enemies become allies, and corrupting sinners to sin is my only way to survive.

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5 out of 5 stars

♥️ DIRTY CRAZY BAD: A PREQUEL SHORT STORY 
Dirty Crazy Bad is a prequel to a full-length novel releasing this summer with the same name. I am obsessed with Siobhan Davis’s books and the Sainthood- Boys of Lowell High so I am soooo excited about this new series! You don’t have to read that series to start the new one but I do recommend it since it’s amazing! I don’t want to give anything away so I won’t get into the story but I will say I am here for it. I am already hooked in with these characters and can’t wait to see what is going to happen next.
♥️ DIRTY CRAZY BAD: BOOK 1 
6 Hearts  Holy. Fucking. Shit. This book!!! I love reverse harem. I love enemies-to-lovers. I crave dark romance. This book is all of that in beautifully twisted bow. I am obsessed! Siobhan’s writing is addictive and twisted and I am here for it. It always questions my sanity and I just have to own it. I have a twisted mind and I love bad boys and these boys all have different personalities and all hot in their beautiful and fucked up ways. I have fallen for all of them but I do have a favorite. I would usually get into the storyline without spoilers but I can’t even do that. I can say that it’s a wild, hot, emotional ride and it’s not for the faint at heart. Enjoy the ride!! I can’t wait for the next one. It’s one of my favorite books of the year! 🔥  P.S. My heart is still pounding.  Quotes:  “Most girls would freak if their man came home all bloody and sweaty, but you kiss me and tell me I’m your hero.” “I hate you,” she whispers.  “You hate yourself more.” “Please let me take care of you,” he adds, lowering his tone.
♥️ DIRTY CRAZY BAD: BOOK 2 
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.”
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YES!!! Loved all five bonus scenes. Totally different scenes and I loved that. You have fun. You have sad. You have straight fire!! 

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Blog Tour – Insatiable Park Avenue Prince, Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine

November 15, 2023 | Posted in Blog Tour, Review | By

 

 



INSATIABLE PARK AVENUE PRINCE
Park Avenue Princes #2
by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine
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Release Date: November 9, 2023
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Genre: M/M College Romance Standalone

Trope: Forbidden love, strangers to lovers, secret life, voyeurism, exhibitionism, fish-out-of-water, found family



Synopsis

Who are we? Like you even need to ask. We’re the seven richer-than-sin legacies causing

debauchery at the prestigious Astor University in Manhattan.

Some call us spoiled.

Some call us trouble.

But everyone calls us the Park Avenue Princes.

Donovan “Van” Truitt

“The Model”

Wrong place. Wrong time. Right guy.

Showing up at a very indecent film shoot was an accident. I was a highly paid model. A professional. I didn’t get down and dirty for the cameras, but one look at the sex god needing a scene partner and I found myself reconsidering.

After all, with a name like Sin, a body out of my rugged lumberjack fantasies, and a head full of dirty-blond hair I wanted to grab, he was almost impossible to resist. But I did—until fate put him back in my sights.

The only problem? He was the new rising star of his industry, and that meant he came with conditions.

The proposition: If I wanted a night of “Sin,” I needed to show up for the cameras.

My terms: Make sure my identity remained a mystery.

It was only supposed to be one time, one scene. But I quickly learned that anything less than everything would never be enough with him.

Who would’ve thought my happy accident would lead to so many happy ending…s?



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5 out of 5 stars

 

Insatiable Park Avenue Prince is the second book in the Park Avenue Princes by one of my favorite duos, Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine. I am loving this series! The unique meet-cutes. The storylines. The heat. The friendships. The connections. 
Donovan thought he was headed to a regular ol’ photo shoot. Sit in the chair for hair and make-up. Get dressed in fancy clothes or bathing suit but when he showed up to the latest one, they asked him to get into his birthday suit. It was not the first time he was asked that but for a watch? He was so confused especially when they told him to get on the bed with the sexiest guy he had ever seen…

 

Kelly “Sin” Sinclair hit the jackpot for this video shoot. The man was straight fire and he wanted him from the minute he saw him. He was beyond excited in every dirty way to get his hands on him. Then, the bomb hit. The man was at the wrong place and he walked away. Kelly didn’t think he would see him again but Fate was on his side when he saw him again at his coming out party. He was a rising star and he had a plan. 

 

Donovan never thought he would have sex in front of the camera but here he was. It was the only way to get his hands on Kelly so he was here for it. In a mask. It was supposed to be one video. A one-time thing with Sin. He should have known, one time would never be enough. He wanted to get to know the man. He want more happy endings. But what will happen when he has to share the man he is falling for? 

 

So, so, so hot! It’s also fun, emotional, and exciting. I love Donovan and Kelly! Their connection is undeniable. Their chemistry is fire. They just get each other and I loved every minute of their story. 
5 out of 5 stars

Insatiable Park Avenue Prince is the second book in the Park Avenue Princes series by one of my favorite writing duos Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine. I’m loving these characters and I think they are fun, surprisingly insightful and times and I can’t wait to learn more about them. This is Donovan’s story. He’s a model and loves what he does. Then he shows up to the wrong shoot and meets Sin. Sinfully sexy and handsome and just…wowzas. He can’t stop thinking about him and can’t believe his luck when he sees him again. He’s not going to waste this chance. Kelly “Sin” Sinclair never expected to meet someone and instantly want them and not just in a sexual way. There was just something about Donovan. When he sees him again, he isn’t shy about telling him what he wants. Him. Kelly can’t believe Donovan agreed, but here they are, in front of the camera. Making a video for the public but it feels private. It’s a one-time thing so they make the best of it. Until it’s more than once. What happens when things change and Sin has to do more the same with someone else? Will Donovan tell him how he really feels? Oh man! I loved these two! They seemed older than their ages and really just got each other. They were open and honest and even though they seemed to fall fast, they just had that undeniable connection and I loved it! The sexiness was off the charts hot and I loved the sweet times they spent together. I think I liked this book better than the first! There was just something about Donovan and Kelly together that got to me! I can’t wait to see who’s next!



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Brooke Blaine is a USA Today Bestselling Author best known for writing romantic comedy and M/M romance. Her novels lead with humor and heart, but Brooke never shies away from throwing in something extra naughty that will scandalize her conservative Southern family for life (bless their hearts). She’s a choc-o-holic, lives for eighties bands (which means she thinks guyliner is totally underrated), believes it’s always wine o’clock, and lives with the coolest cat on the planet—her Ragdoll/Maine Coon mix, Jackson Agador Spartacus.


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Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, Trust, Tease, Tate, and True, and is the co-author of the fan-favorite PresLocke Series. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!”

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