New Release & Review – Just One Night, Felice Stevens

November 4, 2022 | Posted in New Release, Review | By

Title: Just One Night

Author: Felice Stevens
Genre: Contemporary MM Romance
Release Date: November 2, 2022
In the rough and tumble world of New York City, these men don’t mind getting down and dirty—in business or each other.


It isn’t every day a gorgeous stranger shows up in my bedroom wearing not much more than an arrogant smile. When I discover he’s a high-priced escort and a surprise birthday present from my sister…now she’s gone too far.
Except I haven’t been able to stop kissing him long enough to tell him to leave.
No one has to know he’s spent the night. And when we’re done, he’s gone and out the door. Never to be seen again.
Well, not exactly.
Because for some crazy reason, I can’t quite forget Archer Strong.
It’s a job like all the others. Another evening of million-dollar seduction and fake desire that’s made me the most exclusive escort in New York City.
But after one kiss from billionaire real-estate mogul Madden Steele, I’m not pretending anything.
And when he wants to see me a second time, I break my rule of one and done.
Because just one night with Madden isn’t enough. I want to see him again.
And again.
Now he’s asking for something more. Something that could solve all my problems, and his. But it’s something I can’t give him.
Or can I?
With an enemy from inside Madden’s family scheming to take control of his company and destroy me, we’re in for a fight. Holding on to each other might be the biggest risk of our lives, but it’s the only way to reap the greatest reward—love.
From Lambda Literary Award-winning author Felice Stevens comes a passionate story of two men fighting the demons of their past and unexpected desire for each other. Expect steamy encounters, backstabbing relatives, lots of cuddling and junk food in bed.


5 out of 5 stars

Just One Night is a new standalone M/M romance from the fabulous Felice Stevens. I love new and exciting stories and characters from my favorite authors. Just One Night is sexy, emotional story about the family you make, loyalty and friendship. Madden hasn’t dated in a long time and his sister thinks he needs someone in his life. Even if it is a highly paid escort for just one night. Madden didn’t expect to keep thinking about Archer after he left his apartment. And he never expected to ask Archer to spend more time with him. Just him. Archer never has feelings for the men he’s paid to be with. Until Madden Steele. Now he’s caught up in the man, his life, and he doesn’t want to ever leave. But can it work out for the billionaire and the man he pays for sex. Oh man! I really enjoyed this story. I loved Madden and Archer. They are both successful in their own way. But have pasts that have defined their futures. They have family and friends who care about them and only want to see them happy. Together. They have to overcome a lot of things to try to make it work, but honestly, communication and a little lust help!





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.
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Release Blitz & Review – Cry Baby, Monica James & Michelle Lancaster

November 1, 2022 | Posted in New Release, Release Day Blitz, Review | By



CRYBABY (Revenge Is Sweet Series: Book One) by Monica James & Michelle Lancaster

Release date: November 1st

Genre: Dark Romance

CRYBABY, the first book in the Revenge Is Sweet series, by Monica James and Michelle Lancaster is NOW LIVE!

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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

HOLY. FUCK. What a crazy adventure down the rabbit hole! Rev and Darcie are some crazy ass MoFos and I am here for it. Damn, Monica and Michelle, what a kickass debut of your co-writing. I can’t even go into the storyline, Monica, you know I love going in blind and this one was no exception. I knew it was going to be dark. I knew it was going to be epic but again…holy fuck, these authors have me questioning my sanity one again. I 🖤 Rev. I have a lady-crush on Darcie. She has to be one of the, if not the badass heroines. Ever. If I was Rev, I would be scared… 
I can’t wait to continue my fall down the rabbit hole. 
“Set the world on fire, firecracker.” 
“Let’s burn this fucker to the ground.”
“Yes, little rabbit…I’m going to take you on an adventure, and oh yes, blood will be spilled.”
Two broken misfits have somehow learned to become a little less broken by finding one another.






My name is Rev.

I like long walks on the beach.

A neat scotch.

And I like stealing from rich losers who have no idea the town’s Big Bad Wolf screwed their wives six ways to Sunday.

Such a scandal, indeed.

I have one end goal—to get out of this town.

I’m a loner. And that’s by choice.

People aren’t really my thing. That is…until I meet her. The little firecracker who sets more than my soul on fire.

No one has ever stuck around.

But Darcie is different. She seems to be as broken as me, and when our worlds collide, nothing but trouble looms.

Watch out, baby…down the rabbit hole we go.





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New Release & Review – Where You Are, Felice Stevens

September 20, 2022 | Posted in New Release, Review | By

Title: Where You Are
Author: Felice Stevens
Genre: MM Romance
Tropes: Age-Gap
Release Date: August 21, 2022
★★★★★ Amazon Review – “Couldn’t Put It Down!”
★★★★★ Amazon Review – “I really enjoyed this book. It is an honest and painful journey to read…”
★★★★★ Amazon Review – “A rough ride, well worth it”





4.5 out of 5 stars

Where You Are is a fun, sexy and great story from Felice Stevens. It’s a standalone, but if you’ve read Influenced and Fall Guy, you’ve met Isaac and Levi. Isaac is a New York fireman who goes to Serenity, PA to train some volunteer fire fighters. That’s where he meets Levi. The sweet, younger man who is still struggling with his sexuality. He’s not ready to come out to his friends and family and his small town. Isaac isn’t going to force him to do anything he’s not comfortable with, but he wants to spend time with him. He’s attracted to him, but he also likes him. The more time they spend together the better it gets. It also gets more complicated. Will Levi be able to live his life the way he wants? What happens when it’s time for Isaac to go back to New York? They are mature adults just trying to be happy in a world that’s not always accepting. I felt for Levi and his struggle. He’s much stronger than he thinks! Isaac is just so fun, caring and good at his job. I really enjoyed this story! I loved the age gap and the sexiness! And all the friends and family!

Former model and B-list actor (B meaning really bad) Isaac Seidel is now a NYC firefighter on special assignment in the one-horse town of Serenity, Pa. But all work and no play makes Isaac a dull boy, and when he hooks up with the most explosive one-night stand he’s ever had, it looks like country life might not be so boring after all.
Especially when the guy he thought he’d never see again turns out to be one of the volunteer firefighters he’s expected to train.
Levi Everett is a master at pleasing everyone—except himself. He’s spent his whole life hiding who he is and what he wants. It’s a lot more complicated now that he’s going to be seeing gorgeous Isaac Seidel every day. How is he supposed to pretend he’s straight when he and Isaac can’t keep their hands off each other?
Isaac has made it clear he’s only interested in friends with benefits, so when he returns home to NYC, Levi knows he’s gone forever.
Until he isn’t.
Trust doesn’t come easily to Isaac—he’s been hurt and used before. But Isaac is unable to forget the man he left behind, and in a shocking move, he makes Levi an offer that could change their lives forever. Now it’s up to Levi to put himself first, risking the love of his family, to go after his dreams—dreams that were unimaginable before Isaac but are now within his reach.
Because love is wherever Isaac is, and it’s the only place Levi wants to be.
Where You Are is a sweet and steamy, age-gap MM romance featuring two smoking hot firefighters who can’t seem to keep their hands off each other or their clothes on, whenever they’re together. It’s filled with found family, first time love, a swoony happily ever after and plenty of good old country fried chicken.

“I want to talk about why you’re ignoring me.” Without waiting for an invitation, he sat on the couch and stretched out his legs.

Admittedly, Isaac felt bad for Levi, who was pacing, growing more agitated by the moment.

“I’m not ignoring you. We spoke, but I work at Lucky’s. I’m not there to hang out and talk.”

“That’s not what I mean.” Sympathetic to Levi’s obvious distress, Isaac gentled his tone. “Can I assume you’re in the closet? That you haven’t come out to anyone?”

Levi’s face turned bright red. “Well…yeah. That’s part of it,” he mumbled. “You saw those guys. Can you imagine me telling them I’m gay?”

“I don’t know. Can you?”


There was no hesitation, and Isaac knew he should get up and leave. He had no idea why he was there in the first place. Then he recalled Levi’s nervous smile when they first met and his wild abandon later that evening in bed, and knew he wasn’t ready to give that up. Not yet.

Having resumed his pacing of the small space, Levi reminded Isaac of a caged predator—all that coiled tension beneath the beautiful, sleek exterior. Without thinking, he left his seat and met Levi in the middle of the room. He took his arm, and Levi froze. Isaac slid his hand up Levi’s biceps and curved it around his nape. A deep shudder ran through Levi.

“It must be very hard to live like this.” Moving closer, he pressed his chest against Levi’s, and Isaac swore he could hear the frantic pounding of Levi’s heart.

“I-I’m used to it,” Levi whispered.

“Maybe so.” Isaac dipped his head and kissed Levi’s lips, his cheeks, and the flutter of his lashes. “But you shouldn’t have to be. You don’t have to be.” His fingers gripped Levi’s shoulders and pulled him nearer.

Felice Stevens has always been a romantic at heart. She believes that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending just around the corner. Her characters have to work for it, however. Like life in NYC, nothing comes easy, and that includes love.
She lives in New York City and has way too much black in her wardrobe yet can’t stop buying “just one more pair” of black pants. Felice is a happily addicted Bravo and Say Yes to the Dress addict and proud of it. And let’s not get started on House Hunters. Her dream day starts out with iced coffee and ends with Prosecco, because…why shouldn’t it? You can find her procrastinating on FB in her reader group, Felice’s Breakfast Club.
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Release Blitz & 6 Heart and 5 Heart Reviews – The Boyfriend Comeback, Lauren Blakely

September 13, 2022 | Posted in New Release, Release Day Blitz, Review | By

Some men are just off-limits. Like, say, all the other football players in the league.
But I’ve been crushing hard on one quarterback in particular for the last year. When Jason invites me to his place the night before my first pro football game, I say yes so fast. Our white-hot time together answers a lot of questions I’ve had about myself.
Then life happens, and I don’t show up for our second date. The worst part is that he’ll never know how much it meant to me.
And when I’m traded to his cross-town rivals, I know that’s not the time to serve up my secrets either. My team’s PR department wants to double down on our rivalry.
And they’re right. I need to focus on football, not on my interest in men. But the more time I spend doing media appearances and charity events with the generous, quick-witted, popular guy, the hungrier I am for him.
It’s a bad idea to knock on his door late one night. I could lose everything. He’s probably not even home.
But then the door swings open, and I have a choice to make.

Contents Include: Forbidden nights, first times, sexy athletes, nosy friends, a meddlesome cat, and two men who are arch rivals.



Kara's Review

The Boyfriend Comeback is Lauren Blakely’s new MM rivals-to-lovers, second chance football romance! I have been in love with Jason since we first met him in the Men of Summer Series (if you haven’t read that, go and get it now!) Every once in a while a book will just get you in the feels! It comes into your life at the perfect time and you feel it in your heart, body and soul. Jason and Beck’s romance is that book for me this year! There is just something about Jason’s positive attitude, openness, loyalty and humor that draws you in. Beck’s serious, but funny and his struggles made him more human! Together they complement each other perfectly. It’s not easy being the starting quarterback, especially when your crush plays for the city’s other team. It’s also not easy being out and proud in the sports world, but Jason and Beck make it work. They have their ups and downs, but their desire to be together is bigger than all the obstacles. Lauren never ceases to amaze me with her talent for writing deep, fun, sexy characters and she’s quickly become one of my favorite MM authors! Jason and Beck are two of my favorite characters of Lauren’s and you know I don’t say that lightly. There was just something special about these two. They are all heart and soul and their personal stories and their love story just got to me! I hope we see them again soon!

Audio: Teddy and JF were freaking amazing! I love this pairing more than I thought I would. They were the perfect Jason and Beck for me!


Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

The Boyfriend Comeback is the first full-length novel in the The Boyfriend Zone series by Lauren Blakely. I recommend reading the prequel, The Boyfriend Kickoff so you get to see where it all started with Jason and Beck. The Boyfriend Comeback is one year later…
Jason McKay didn’t see this play coming… One year after being stood up by the LA quarterback, Beck was back and playing for the rival team in San Francisco. He never forgot their night together but after Beck not showing up for their second date was a hit harder than a sack on the field. He plans to just suck it up, smile and wave if he sees him. He doesn’t have time for distractions, he needs to lead his team to a championship. His first love will always be football so he needs to get his head in the game and his mind off Beck Cafferty. It’s not like they will see each other much anyway, right?
So fucking wrong!
Beck Cafferty has big cleats to fill. He was shocked that he was traded to San Francisco. Last time he was in SF, it was life-changing and maybe this is a sign that it’s time to explain to Jason why he didn’t show-up for their second date. If the man will even talk to him. They are now rivals after all. What he didn’t expect was that he will be talking to him on-air weekly! What he did expect was the chemistry they still share. It’s complicated, passionate, emotional, and very off-limits.
These two!! My God, they are fire! Between their banter and their heat between the sheets, they are everything! But, it’s a huge risk for their careers. Would their teammates, coaches, team owners and especially the fans cancel them if they came out as a couple? They are both under so much pressure already, will it be worth the risk to sneak around? Or should they end it before it truly begins?
I absolutely fell in love with Jason & Beck. They have their struggles and their strengths. Both make them even more special. They made me laugh, cry, blush, and cry some more! I can’t wait for the rest of the series.
“How about a little back-to-back action?” Asher says.
Jason tries to stifle a laugh but fails.
Asher rolls his eye. “Not everything is dirty, McKay.”
“But some things sure sound that way.”
“To you, Jason, to you,” Asher deadpans, but it’s clear he’s entertained by the Hawks quarterback.
This is want. This is thirst. And I will quench it tonight.
“C’mon. Get those lips on mine. You know you want to kiss me. Especially since you like my dimple.”

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

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New Release & Review – Never Look Back, A.L. Jackson

September 5, 2022 | Posted in New Release, Review | By

Never Look Back

An Enemies-to-Lovers, Close-Proximity, Second-Chance Romance from A.L. Jackson

Available Now on Amazon and Free with Kindle Unlimited

“The spice was on point and the romance was swoony. A total must read.”

– The Boho Book Blogger

“This amazing story is dark and decadent, with the past never really being all it seems.

I loved his fierceness and his determination to make the past right again, with just enough Alpha attitude to give him a “lickable” edge.”

-Mere, Sweet Reads & Treats

“Second chance romance is my absolute catnip and Never Look Back is a beautiful, angsty, and gritty addition to that trope.”

– Nose Stuck in a Book Blog




From NYT and USA Today bestselling author A.L. Jackson comes an enemies-to-lovers, close-proximity, second-chance romance…

Logan Lawson won me in a bet.

The second I saw him sitting at the illegal card table, I knew I was in trouble.

Years ago, he sealed my fate and condemned me to a life I didn’t want to lead.

Yet he’s filled with untamed fury and thirsting for vengeance against the husband I hate.


Aster Costa is everything I never should have wanted.

The second she showed with her pompous, prick of a husband, I should have gotten up and walked.

But there’s no looking away from the woman who wrecked me.

Worse, I can’t stop myself from plotting to get her back.

I want nothing more than to be free of my husband.

I’m afraid Logan Lawson is the only one who can make that happen.

He might hate me for our past, but now it’s me on my knees begging for help.


Finding each other in the middle of it wasn’t supposed to be part of the bargain.

But once Logan touches me, I’m gone.

A torch is rekindled. A fire is lit.


Aster Costa has always been mine.

And this time, no matter the cost, I won’t give her back…


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5 out of 5 stars

Never Look Back is the third book in the Redemption Hills series by the ever-talented, A.L. Jackson. You can read each book as standalone but I HIGHLY recommend them all because they all have a unique storyline and these brothers are fire. Protective, sweet with the perfect amount of alpha, and hot AF and the ones they fall for bring them to their knees. 
Seven years. Seven years of hate. Seven years of pain. Seven years of being locked in chains. Seven years ago their lives changed and now they were in the same room again. Logan knew he should have just walked away but he was going to get back what was stolen from him. Her. If the only way was to win her, so be it. He normally wouldn’t wager for a woman but she wasn’t just any woman. She was the woman who ruined him. She was the woman who he could never forget. She was now a woman he didn’t know what to do with…
Aster loved him. He was her everything. Now she wanted to run. She had to be smart though. He wanted to set her free seven years ago, maybe just maybe he could help set her free now even if she had to beg. Their past is complicated, beautiful, and forbidden. It seems their present is the same in a different kind of way except now hate was thrown in. Can she show him that she can be trusted? 
I can’t get too much into the storyline but I can say… OMFG! This man. Swoon. I have been falling for Logan throughout the series and now I have completely fallen for the man. And Aster, she is a badass and knows exactly what she wants. Together, they are fire! Their connection is beautifully poetic. It was awesome catching up with the family! I can’t wait for the next book, I was hoping Tessa was going to get her own story, she deserves it. 
P.S. Make sure you get the bonus story! 
“You’d do well not to underestimate me, Aster Rose.”
The first time I’d seen her, I’d known I’d never set my eyes on anything more beautiful. The girl was better than any flower or rainbow or piece of priceless art hanging in a museum. Aster Rose was my poetry.
“Well, I’m not sure what I’m doing tonight, but I’ll definitely try to make it.” 
“Try harder,” Juni said, propping her hands on her hips. 
Eden shook her head. “This one is testing out how far she can get away with the sass.”



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Release Day & Reviews – Forbidden Mafia Prince, Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine

July 25, 2022 | Posted in New Release, Release Day Blitz, Review | By


Forbidden Mafia Prince is the first book in USA Today Bestselling Authors Brooke Blaine and Ella Frank’s M/M mafia romance duet.

Forbidden Mafia Prince by Brooke Blaine & Ella Frank is now live!

“What are you going to do with me?” “Whatever the hell I want.”

In Manhattan, tensions are rising. In a play for power, the Rossetti family has made a decisive blow, crippling their rivals—an act that has forced the Fiores to make a desperate move to maintain their supremacy. Many miles away, Luca Davis, a young medical student, has no idea his life is about to change. No idea that everything he’s been told about his life has been a lie. Enter Domenico Rossetti, the ruthless Mafia prince. Powerful and unforgiving, he’s a savage in a suit—and the one who holds the cards when it comes to his new captive. But when the war escalates and both are forced into seclusion, the two men are faced with a new threat: the rising sexual tension between them. You don’t fall for the one person you’re supposed to hate, but it’s a temptation neither can resist. Because falling in love with the enemy isn’t only wrong—it’s forbidden. And the cost for defying everyone will be their lives.

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5 out of 5 stars

Forbidden Mafia Prince is the first book in the Malvagio duet by one of my favorite writing duos, Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine. It’s forbidden. It’s mafia. It’s M/M. I love all three tropes and to have all three is one book? I. Am. Here. For. It. 💋
One minute Luca Davis was studying his rotation schedule at Yale medical school and the next in was tied to a chair in some kind of dungeon. He didn’t know what the f*ck was going on but he wanted answers. That was when he walked in. A sharped-dress man who looked like wanted to kill him on-sight. The man wanted answers he couldn’t give him. Apparently, they were enemies. He didn’t understand it, he grew up in CT, his parents were normal, his childhood was happy. His life was nothing like this strangers. This man was full of darkness.
Dom saw innocence in Luca. He always saw more but he needed to remember Luca was the enemy not a man he could make scream unless it was in pain. He thought it would be easy till his father, his boss tells him he has to stay in the penthouse. With Luca. A war has started and he needed Luca to survive until he needed to be taken out. Just wanting a man in his world was one thing, sleeping with the enemy is another…
Omg!! This story is full of suspense, heat, and emotions. I can’t wait for Sinful Mafia Prince! Thank God Ella and Brooke aren’t making us wait too long.
“For a college boy, you’re really not as attentive as I thought you’d be.”
“Playin’ hide and seek, boss?” 
“I thought Luca here could use some exercise after sitting all day. Too bad he couldn’t get any further. What a shame.”
“Hey—smartass. Cut the shit.”
“Or what?”
“Or I’ll cut out that tongue you think is so fucking talented.”
5 out of 5 stars

Forbidden Mafia Price is the first book in The Malvagio Duet by one of my favorite writing duos, Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine. I love mafia, m/m and Ella and Brooke so I was very excited to get my hands on this! Luca is just going about his life as a med student at Yale one day and the next he’s locked up with Dom, a jerkface, sexy Mafia prince. He has no idea what is going on or why they have him. He’s also really mad that he’s attracted to him. Dom can’t believe he finally found him. The heir to his family’s rival. Now he just has to keep him safe until they decide what to do, while he tries to keep his hands off the sexy, younger man. The sexual tension between them is off the charts, but Dom can’t risk the plan for one taste of Luca. The more time he spends with him, the more he learns. Is it really black and white? Does it have to end the way he planned? Holy cliff hanger! Ella and Brooke love to leave us hanging and I love them for it! It’s just extra foreplay! I loved Dom and Luca. Luca seems to bring out the human side of Dom and Dom brings out the mouthy side of Luca. Their relationship is forbidden, and I can’t wait to see what happens next!!


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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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New Release & Review – Get Tragic, Lani Lynn Vale

July 14, 2022 | Posted in New Release, Review | By


Get Tragic

Battle Crows MC, Book 5

Lani Lynn Vale

Release Date: July 12, 2022

About the Book

Usually when you find out you have a stalker, you don’t fall in love with him.

But Banger Olivia Crest isn’t your normal, run of the mill, everyday girl. Banger is a truck driver who just so happens to know how to sling drinks in her spare time.

She’s had a bad hand dealt to her time after time, and the last thing that she wants is to go all in. At least, that’s until she meets the geeky biker with his shy looks, and his surprisingly awesome fighting skills.

Easton McKennick, ex-FBI agent and newest member of the Battle Crows MC, never really intended to actually reveal that he’d been stalking Banger since his early days in the FBI. In fact, he never intended to do anything at all when it came to the woman that held his heart.

That was, until she offered to be his fake date to a police ball that just so happened to be where his own stalker would be. To sell it that he was happy and he’d moved on from his previous relationship, Banger and Easton pretend they’re a couple.

All it takes is two hours for them both to realize that there’s not very much pretending going on.

The only problem is, Easton’s stalker put a bull’s-eye on their backs, and they don’t know how to fix it.


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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Get Tragic is the fifth book in the Battle Crow MCs series by Lani Lynn Vale. This is Easton and Banger’s story! I’m really enjoying this series and I had already fallen for Easton. We’ve been learning stuff about him over the last few books and I was so excited to learn more about the sexy, shy man. He’s been pretty much stalking Banger for years. He’s been chatting with her at the bar where she works, but never got up the courage to ask her out. Banger always thought Easton was intriguing and sexy, but when she quits and needs a place to live, she finds herself living with Easton. Now that they are spending more time together, the attraction is crazy hot. He finally admits to her that he’s been stalking her and she doesn’t even care. It just means she doesn’t need to explain all the horrible things that have happened to her in the past. Easton has always had a thing for her and now that she’s in his house, it is on. He knows once he touches her, he’s never giving her up. Easton also has a stalker and now that he and Banger have been seen together she keeps showing up. Trying to get Banger in trouble and then it gets worse. Now Easton and Banger have to worry about their lives. Good thing his brother, Trouper, and his MC brothers are there to help. Along with his team (who I love and hope we see more of). It’s a fast paced, fun, sexy story with some suspense and lots of laughs. Looking forward to more from the series!


New Release & Reviews – The Callahan Family Box Set, Carrie Aarons

July 1, 2022 | Posted in New Release, Review | By

The Callahan Family Box Set by Carrie Aarons is live!

A family engulfed in scandal, one small town, and the baseball dynasty that ties them all together. Grab these five small town, sports romances and a brand new Opening Day extended epilogue in this box set from bestselling author Carrie Aarons.

The Callahan Family Box Set includes five standalones:
Warning Track
Stealing Home
Check Swing
Control Artist
Tagging Up

PLUS: A brand new, never-before-released Opening Day extended epilogue featuring a chapter from one half of each couple! 15k of new content from your favorite family dynasty!

More about the books inside:


Colleen Callahan is exactly where she’s always dreamt of being.

Hayes Swindell would prefer hell over the place he ended up.

Fate has other plans, though. If their forbidden chemistry is found out, it could mean the end of both of their careers. Except hurtling so close to the danger zone has never felt more right.

Should they head for disaster together, risking it all, or course-correct and save themselves the ultimate price of heartbreak and scandal?


Walker Callahan has loved from afar for as long as he can remember.

Hannah Giraldi never wants to fall in love again.

Can Walker risk his own future and show her how to trust again? Or will the feelings he’s kept hidden for years throw him out of the game before he can even attempt to play?

Is there a way to heal all of the broken parts, or will Hannah go down swinging while attempting one more shot at a happily ever after?


Sinclair Callahan is a trust fund baby.

Francesca Kade is an independent goal-getter.

Can he shoulder the responsibility he’s always shrugged off? Or will he balk at the real-life complications and strike out completely?

Will she ever be able to trust that he’ll put both her and his responsibilities before his vices? Or will their differences cost them the game?


Dahlia Akana has no idea where she’s going in life.

Garrett Chester has always known exactly what he wants.

When secrets, lies, and a humiliating public scandal rock their world, will she be able to stay with him? Fight for him? Or will her age-old tactic of fleeing erase any shot at a happily ever after?

Can he put the rumors to rest, piece together a career in shambles, and be the hero she needs?


All Anna Callahan wants is her independence.

Clark Nyle swore a long time ago he’d never be committed to anyone.

But, when their secret is finally discovered, it sends the already skittish bad boy running for the hills. And although she claimed to want freedom with no strings, Anna can’t help but feel the sharp pull to be with him forever.

When they’re found out, he’s forced to choose between his demons and the disapproval of his closest friends … or her.


Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Warning Track is the first book in a new series by Carrie Aarons. I love Carrie’s books and when she announced a new series i was beyond excited. A baseball family? Yes, please! That’s all I really knew since I don’t read blurbs. 

Colleen has been training for this her whole life. She never expected it to happen at the age of twenty-eight while her father was carted off to prison but here she is…the new GM of the Packton Pistons. A baseball team that needed to work on its reputation after the family was disgraced by her father. She knew it would be hard being so young and a woman but now it’s all she has time for. Work. To prove she was made for this. To prove she earned her position. To prove she can bring this team to victory. And after meeting their new-star player, she is even more determined to prove that she is not her father. 

Hayes doesn’t want to be there. He was supposed to be in LA with his team. Instead, he was in PA because of crooked Callahan and his illegal trades. He was stuck for one season then he was out. If he didn’t love the sport so much he would just slide by on this team. He hated the Callahans for what he did. They were enemy number one in his book. The problem? Colleen. She was beautiful, smart, professional, and he wanted her bad. 

Off-limits: not to be interfered with, considered or spoke of. Yep! That is exactly these two. They don’t want a scandal or a bad reputation. A GM and a ball player would do just that. Then there is love. They just clicked even when they first met. Is love worth it? What will happen at season’s end? Will she prove to everyone including herself that she deserved her title? Will he go back to LA? 

I ♥️ Hayes and Colleen!! If I didn’t start this book on a crazy day then I would had finished it in one sitting. I loved their banter and flirting. The sexual build-up. Their overall characters. They are just good people. I can’t wait for the rest of the series. I don’t know who is up next but I have an idea and I am for it. Thank you, Carrie for another amazing book and start to a series. 💞


Her body is liquid sin, flowing with its petite curves and exposed skin, that if I reached out and touched, would most likely slide like warm butter under my fingertips.

“You’re fucking beautiful like this. Hair down, wild and uninhibited.”

Right now, I have no idea what my future holds. But there is a ticking clock counting down in the back of my head, like something out of Peter Pan. Eventually, it’s going to catch up to me, like that goddamn crocodile.

Stealing Home is the second book in the Callahan Family series. Each can be read as a standalone but I highly recommend reading Warning Track since it will give you a better look into the family. It is also where I started to fall for Walker, and wanted to hug Hannah and punch her husband in the junk. 

Six years ago Walker watched the woman he loved walk down the aisle and towards his teammate, Shane. She was always Shane’s but he felt something for Hannah from the moment he met her. That connection only got stronger and stronger through the years from afar. They chatted at parties but never in a flirty way. He knew she didn’t belong to him but to an asshole. He didn’t get it but they had a family together. What he didn’t expect was what happened that night outside of the stadium. The night that changed everything…

Six years ago Hannah married a man she loved. Five years ago he started to show his true colors. He was an abuser. She stayed for her kids. She stayed because she thought she was weak. Now, she was done. She had to be strong for herself and for her kids. She couldn’t go back. It was time to start over but first she had to go through more hell. And by her side was Colleen the owner of the baseball team Shane used to play for. She also found safety with Walker. A man who was so sweet and was there for her one of her worst days. She saw and felt something between them but it was too fast to give her heat to another man. Could she even trust another man after what Shane had put her through? She also didn’t want a knight in shiny armor. She had to do this on her own. 

Wow. I think Carrie did an amazing job at writing such a hard subject. I knew this one wasn’t going to be all hearts and rainbows. It made it more raw. Hannah is a badass woman and mother. Walker is a hot sweetheart. I loved them along with the littles. They are adorable and deserve happiness. All of them. I am excited for the next Callahan to find his! 


Hannah doesn’t lean in, but she doesn’t back away. Coaxing, ever so slowly, I kiss her with the tenderness of a thousand feathers.

“Walker … you don’t want to date me.” She leans her head back against the seat, sighing as she looks at me. 
“You have no idea how false that statement is. I’ve been waiting six years for a date with you.” My voice is quiet, but deadly serious.

“I know I’m not just seeing you, Hannah. Your girls are your world. I want to be a part of that, too. I’m not shy in telling you that I want every part of you, especially the part where you’re this fantastic, strong mother.”

Check Swing is the third book in the Callahan Family series by Carrie Aarons. You can read as standalone but I highly recommend the series since they are all unique, beautiful, and amazing. I have been waiting for Sin’s story. The bad boy in the family. Just his name is swoon worthy and trouble. 

Sinclair is the black sheep of the family. The party boy who can’t keep a job even when they are handed to him. His family ownsthe Packton Pistons, each member works for the team in some capacity. He hit rock bottom a little over a year ago and now it was his time to get in the game of life. One year sober and his father sends him to spring training to be an assistant video production manager. A job he didn’t earn but one he hopes to enjoy and stick with. What he wasn’t planning for was her. A woman who intrigues him from the moment he sees her. And, the perk was that she had no idea who he was. He hated not telling her, it let him be himself though. To not just be a Callahan but Sin. A man who made her laugh, hot and bothered, and have a spring training fling with. 

That was what it was only supposed to be. Three months. No strings attached. Frankie didn’t want anything more than that but when he left, she was heartbroken. Now, she was in Packton with a promotion. She was excited about her new job. What she didn’t expect was to see him. And gets the shock of a lifetime when he is a Callahan. He might want to start fresh but can she trust him after lying about who he was? Was it all a lie? His feelings? His troubles? What else was he hiding? 

I loved these two! Sin is more than anyone expected. I knew he was something but damn. And Frankie is a badass. She knows what she wants and doesn’t play around. They are both determined and motivated. Together, they are full of passion, love, and laughter. I am so hoping there are more stories in this series! I can see the next book…


Sinclair is trouble, that’s for sure. Just the kind of trouble I want to try several times before I know better.

“I wasn’t aware you were emotionally off-limits. Now my plan to get you to fall in love with me is thwarted.” She snaps her fingers as if to say aw shucks.

Like she said, trying harder is worth a lot. In this instance, it’s worth everything.

Control Artist is the fourth book in the Callahan Family series by Carrie Aarons. Each can be read as standalone since they are different couples but I highly recommend reading the series since they are tied together. If you have then you have met Dahlia (Hannah’s sister) and Garrett (the rookie).

Dahlia moved to Packton two years to support her sister and nanny her nieces. It was supposed to be temporary but she hasn’t had the pull to move on. Yet. Which is surprising to her since she was a nomad and loved to travel and not settle in one place. Her family doesn’t get it. They just want her to be happy and Hannah doesn’t see that. Dahlia doesn’t see her future tied to one man! Children, and a white picket fence. She doesn’t want that. She wants to be free. Garrett would be perfect for just that. A roll in the hay with the rookie with a Texas drawl except he was just too young and too cocky for her. But he was persistent, and someone who is that cocky about his bedroom skills usually can back them up. Would giving up her resolve be worth it?

Garrett was new to this lifestyle. Money, women, parties, and everything he could ever ask for. He grew up poor and was living it up. He finally made it to the Big Show and after his rookie year, he was living high. Too high. No, not drugs. The lifestyle. He was arrogant, cocky, and stubborn. He knew his game was on top but now his personal life was hitting the tabloids. Baseball was his life. He wouldn’t go back to the trailer park. But what was wrong with having a little fun? And he knew he would have fun with the feisty Dahlia. He wanted her and he wasn’t going to just walk away from a challenge. But once he had a taste, he wanted more and more. To know her. To enjoy her. He might have been the playboy but she was the nomad. Would should take the risk with him to become more than sex buddies? Would the tabloids ruin everything before they could really get started?

This series just keeps getting better and better. I am not sure if there is more to come but I sure hope so! Garrett is cocky yes but he is also sweet, misunderstood, and a hot mess. I loved seeing all of his sides. The shameless flirt. And he met his match with Dahlia. She is a badass who feels a little lost but knows she will find her way. I love them both. Together, they are explosive and a little out of control, and sweet and it’s them. They made me laugh, cry, and get hot and bothered. ♥️


“I just met you, you’re my boss, and you’re complimenting my boobs? I think I found my new best friend.” I laugh.
She winks at me and takes on a valley girl accent. “That’s because I’m like, a cool boss, not a regular boss.”
“And a Mean Girls reference? Marry me.” I wink back at her.

“You feel like dancing, darlin’?” That deep voice is much too close to the sensitive slope of my ear. I don’t move though, and stop my body from swaying, not wanting to give him the upper hand.
“I hate country music.”
“Aw, sweetheart, that’s not what your hips were saying a moment ago.” That tone is pure sex.

His mouth is vicious, searing hot, and skilled beyond his years. He wasn’t lying when he said he could make me come so many times I’d lose my voice, because with the way his tongue is filthily commanding mine, I can feel an orgasm building. From just a kiss. 

Tagging Up is the fifth book in the Callahan Family series by Carrie Aarons. I do believe this is the last book in the series but there is potential for more so here’s hoping! Each book can be read as standalone but I recommend reading the series since they are all unique in their own ways. 

Clark was there drowning his sorrows. Anna was there after losing a patient. Two single friends. A little bit too much drinking. Some pent up lust. This book starts out with a bang and I am here for it. 

Clark knew it shouldn’t have happened. Anna is his best friend’s little sister. She was off-limits and he was so not a relationship guy. He never went back twice. And he has known Anna since she was only sixteen. She was too young for him even if she was twenty-three now and he was thirty. She deserves someone who could give her more than one night. She was beautiful, sweet, witty, and didn’t let anyone especially him bullshit her. She told it how it was. And now, Anna was telling him that she is a woman who knows what she wants and it’s more sex with him. Without strings. Without telling her cousin, Walker. It’s none of anyone else’s business.

Anna was tired of everyone treating her like a child. A fragile child who can’t make her own decisions. She was a nurse for f*ck’s sake. She might be the baby of the family but she wasn’t some kind of princess. She was a badass who has wanted Clark since she was seventeen years old and if sex was all he was willing to give, she will take it. In the bathroom. In bed. In a plane. Up against the wall. You get my point. But she also wants to show him that he is good enough. He deserves more. But what will happen when feelings latch on? 

I have been slowly falling for Clark throughout the series and his story was so worth the wait! This man has layers. He isn’t just the team playboy and fun guy. He is so much more. And Anna, I love her too. Together, they are fire and complications. It’s one hell of a ride! 


I will never, not until the day I die, forget the look on his face when he stepped into me and grabbed the back of my neck. It was possessive, so fucking hot, and like he knew exactly how I wanted to be kissed.

My soul must be floating somewhere up above my body, because I swear I just died. Fucking died and went to lust heaven, because holy Christ, Clark Nyle is dirty talking to me.

“You have no idea how good you can be.”

It’s eight years later and Opening Day for the Callahans! I absolutely love this family and their loves and children. It was so awesome catching up with all of them. It’s fun when we get to see them in the future with each getting their own POVs. It also makes me want more! Come on, Carrie…second generation? Pretty please. If not, I will forgive you since you wrote this extra epilogue. ♥️⚾️ 

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Meet Carrie Aarons

Author of romance novels such as Fool Me Twice and Love at First Fight, Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic. A former journalist, she prefers the love stories of her imagination, and the athleisure dress code, much better.

When she isn’t writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She lives in the suburbs of New Jersey with her husband, two children and ninety-pound rescue pup.
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New Release & Reviews – Seduced, Lili Valente

June 28, 2022 | Posted in New Release, Review | By

Last night I made out with a gorgeous, funny, quirky older woman. Today I learned she’s the new executive chef at my restaurant. AKA my new boss.

Yep, that’s the hot mess I’m in at the moment.
But the chemistry between Natalie and me is even hotter.
The problem? She’s a single mom focused on helping her little girl adjust to life in the big city. Dating right now—especially a co-worker—is asking for trouble.
So, what’s my next move? Seduce the hell out of the woman, of course.

I may still technically be hanging onto my V Card, but I know how to drive a woman wild in bed.
Even more importantly, I know I’m the kind of man Nat’s looking for. I love hard, keep my promises, and I’ll put her and her daughter first.

And then I learn the real reason she’s been holding me at a distance…

Most men would be scared away. Me?
I’m even more determined to prove I can make this wounded woman’s dreams come true.


5 out of 5 stars
Seduced is the third book in the V Card Diaries series by Lili Valente. You can read each book as standalone but I recommend reading the series since they are all so much fun. I have been waiting for Cameron’s story and the wait was totally worth it.
It all started with chocolate covered crickets…
Cameron knew the woman across the table was different. She was beautiful, witty, and mysterious. And she didn’t want to be his friend. That was clear when she kissed him. It was perfect. She was perfect. They make plans for a first date. Cameron is walking on the air the next morning on his way to work then he sees her. In the kitchen of Crave as the new owner and executive chef. And her number one rule… Zero-fraternization between employees. I guess it was time to up his seduction game. Except, this is no game, he knows she is the one he has been waiting for. But, what will happen when she finds out about his V status?
Natalie wasn’t looking for romance. She was new to New York, a single mom, and the new owner of Crave. She didn’t have time for a man especially one ten years younger. He definitely couldn’t be ready for the whole package. He was a hot chef in his twenties in NY. He probably just wanted in her pants and now as her new boss, he would just walk away. Except, he doesn’t. He is a surprise she didn’t expect and that makes him trouble.
I ♥️ Cam and Natalie!! And of course Crissy, that kid is adorable. This story is not only sexy AF but sweet and funny too! It’s also full of heat, friendships, and dinosaurs. I knew Cam was a sweetheart but I absolutely love his sexy side too. Hot damn. Natalie is a badass in and out of the kitchen. She is also a kickass mom and I loved meeting her and all of her side. And, Crissy, this kid is the best. So much fun and brave. I can’t wait to see them again in Sparked!
“You’re cocky.”
“Only when it comes to food.”
“I think you broke my vagina, and all my clothes are still on,” I say, fumbling for the buttons behind my neck.
“Somebody help! Mommy’s being attacked by a vampire!”
5 out of 5 stars

Seduced is the third book in the V Card Diaries series by Lili Valente. I am loving this series so much! Lili is giving us such fun characters with so much heart and they are making me swoon and laugh out loud. Oh Cameron, I knew I was going to freaking love you! You might be young, but you have your life together. You know what you want to do with your life, you know how to treat a woman and you know how to be a great friend. And you are sexy and fun and smart. Natalie is a business owner, chef and mother. She wasn’t expecting to meet a young, charming man who she connected with. And then when he turns out to work for her, she can’t go there. But really, she can and she does! I love that she is older and he’s the virgin. And just because he is, doesn’t mean he doesn’t know how to please her. I loved watching their love grow and how mature they are. I loved the way Cam is with Crissy, her daughter (swoon). I just loved everything about it. It made me laugh, cry, get hot and bothered and just smile. Everything I want from a romance!




Author of over forty novels, USA Today Bestseller Lili Valente writes everything from steamy suspense to laugh-out-loud romantic comedies. A die-hard romantic, she can’t resist a story where love wins big. Because love should always win. She lives in the Northeast with her two big-hearted boy children and a dog named Pippa Jane.

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Release Blast & Reviews: Hoops Shorts: A HOOPS Novella Collection by Kennedy Ryan

June 23, 2022 | Posted in New Release, Review | By


HOOPS Shorts, a collection of novellas featuring two passionate and heartfelt sports romances in the award-winning HOOPS series from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Kennedy Ryan are now available exclusively on Amazon and #FREE in Kindle Unlimited!


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Full-Court Press (formerly appeared in HOOPS Holiday)

Avery + Deck’s Story

Single dad MacKenzie Decker was a question Avery never got to ask, much less answer.

They met when she was a young reporter fueled by ambition, and the ink on Deck’s first NBA contract was barely dry. Years later, they’ve climbed so high and lost so much, but one thing hasn’t changed. The attraction that simmered between them in a locker room before is still there. With success like theirs, everything has been possible . . . except them.

But that was then.

The only question is…what about now?


Fast Break  (formerly appeared in Team Player Anthology 2)

Quinn + Ean’s Story



I was a world-class runner once.

My dreams had wings spun from wind and speed.

Every time out of the blocks was a glorious flight.

But then I crashed and burned.

When I lost my leg, I thought it was the finish line

Little did I know, life was just beginning

Now they call me “America’s Titanium Sweetheart.”

(What can I say? It tested well. LOL)

The life I thought was over is moving so fast.

I have my own gym, a fitness app, a clothing line, and an endless trail of endorsements.

One thing there’s never time for? Love.

One thing I don’t have time for? Games.

Come real, or don’t come at all. In a field full of players, I’m looking for a real one.

Otherwise, I won’t stop.



I had hoops dreams. I wanted to be like Mike, jump like Magic and soar like Dr. J.

But a college injury grounded me. What I thought was game over, actually opened up a whole new world.

Fast forward to now. I’m coaching some of the NBA’s best.

They call me The Machine because I’m obsessed with stats and data, and my near-photographic memory means I remember every play.

I see the court clearly. But I never saw her coming. Quinn Barrow stops me in my tracks.

Pursuing my first championship, there’s been no time for love.

I’m more than willing to chase her, but will she slow down long enough to be caught?

Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Full-Court Press is a sports novella by Kennedy Ryan. Kennedy is one of my favorite authors! She’s extremely talented and everything she writes sings to my soul. This is a novella, but it feels like a full length novel. It’s full of heart, lust, angst, humor and love. Decker is a professional basketball player and Avery is a sports reporter. Decker wants her the first time he meets her, but she needed to protect her career first. When they see each other years later Decker isn’t going to take no for an answer. Avery can run but she can’t hide! Avery and Decker story is sexy, fun and I loved it! Decker is one of my favorite heroes of Kennedy’s! AND…we get extras from Long Shot and Block Shot!


Fast Break is a sexy, fun novella in the Hoops world by the fabulous Kennedy Ryan. Fast Break is Quinn and Ean’s story. Quinn is Banner’s best friend and Ean is the coach of The Waves. Ean is a smart, dedicated coach. He loves his job, numbers and statistics. He’s looking for someone to share his life with and he can’t stop thinking about Quinn, a woman who’s an inspiration to all women, people and athletes. When he gets a chance to actually meet her, he can’t stop himself. He’s nervous and awkward, but he’s not giving up until she says yes. He wants more than one night with her. He wants it all. Quinn has been though so much in her life. Losing her leg, overcoming depression, learning to walk and live again. She can’t trust men. She never knows what they want from her. When Ean keeps showing up and putting himself out there, she can’t help but want more. She’s afraid, but she’s strong. She’s a fighter. And Ean is so sexy! He’s tall, broad, strong and those glasses. Yes, please! This story is fantastic. Yes, it’s a sexy romance, but it’s so much more. Quinn’s story is emotional and inspiring. I really want to get her app! Ean pursues her, but it’s not pushy. He just knows he has to have her. Their story might be short, but it packs the punch of a full length sexy romance novel. And we get to see my man, DECKER, so that was a major bonus!