New Release & Review – The Voices Are Back, Lani Lynn Vale

April 14, 2023 | Posted in New Release, Review | By

The Voices Are Back

Gator Bait Series 5

Lani Lynn Vale 

RELEASE: April 11, 2023






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About the Book

Her: Just a word, yet one person came to mind.


Morrigan St. Pete.


The woman that’d been hounding my every step since the day she was born. From the moment we first comforted each other in the hospital, to the day that I left her to follow her dreams, I knew that she was my one.


Through marriage, divorce, and a prison sentence, I had low expectations when it came to her ever coming around to my way of life. What kind of woman wanted a man that’d been to prison, had a child that disliked him and everything he stood for, and had zero prospects in life?


But then she popped into my life again, and that feeling of suffocation slacked off for the first time since I let her go.




The first time I tried to come back to Aodhan, I found him married with a kid on the way.


The second time I tried, he was heading to jail.


As one would say, the third time is the charm, right? Wrong.


The third time, he was divorced, fresh from prison, had a kid, and was again with his ex-wife.


That was the final nail in my coffin. I decided to give up.


I would do anything and everything I could to avoid him. Hiding wasn’t beneath me.


I only wish he’d stuck with my plan, because the moment he sees me again, it’s like he’s seen the light. Avoiding him is impossible when he goes out of his way to insinuate himself into every aspect of my life.


If only life was as perfect as my dreams.


Kara's Review

4 out of 5 stars

The Voices Are Back is the fifth book in the Gator Bait MC series by Lani Lynn Vale. I’ve been wondering about Aodhon’s story since we met him. It was an interesting second chance story that had me scratching my head a few times. I enjoyed a lot about it and found it entertaining, but it wasn’t my favorite of the series. I did like Aodhon and Morrigan both and felt for them that they missed out on a lot of years together. Most of which were out of their control. Once they figured it all out they could truly be happy. Then they had to deal with a few obstacles and people in their way. Loved, loved, loved the Epilogue! Looking forward to the next in the series!


Release Day & Review – All of Me Boxset, Siobhan Davis

February 28, 2023 | Posted in New Release | By

I’m head over heels in love with my best friend.

All of Me: The Complete Series, an angst-filled and heart-wrenching new-adult romance collection featuring Say I’m the One, Let Me Love You & Hold Me Close from USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author Siobhan Davis is available now!

I’m head over heels in love with my best friend. Although, I can’t pinpoint exactly when Reeve Lancaster became my entire world.

Was it when we were little kids, practically brought up together, after Reeve’s mom died during childbirth and his dad subsequently fell apart? Or when I doodled his name in my school journal at age ten? Maybe it was when we became boyfriend and girlfriend at fourteen or when we shed our virginity at sixteen, pledging our forever?

I was there as his star ascended—like I’d always known it would—and there wasn’t a prouder person on the planet. As the only child of Hollywood’s golden couple, I’ve lived my life in the spotlight enough to know it wasn’t what I wanted for my future. But I sacrificed my own desires, because Reeve’s happiness meant everything to me.

Until he crushed my heart into itty-bitty pieces, forcing me to fly halfway around the world just to escape the gut-wrenching pain.

The opportunity to study at Trinity College Dublin came at the perfect moment, and I jumped at the chance without hesitation. If I’d known fate was meddling in my life, perhaps I would have chosen differently, but my future was cemented the instant I laid eyes on him.

Dillon O’Donoghue was Reeve’s polar opposite in every way, and perhaps, that’s why I felt drawn to him. He was the dark to my light. The thorn in my side, irritating me with his cold disdain, wild recklessness, and a burning rage hidden deep inside him that spoke to a silent part within me. Yet Dillon showed me what it was like to truly live, opening my eyes to endless possibilities.

What happened next was inevitable, and I only have myself to blame. He warned me, and I knew my reprieve was temporary, because there is only so far I can run.

Especially when fate hasn’t finished messing with me yet.

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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars
Say I’m the One is the first book in the All of Me duet by the addictive Siobhan Davis. I have been an addict of hers since Finding Kyler in 2016. I know when I start one of her books I will not want to put the book down. I didn’t read the synopsis until I sat down to write this review. That’s how I usually roll. I can’t get into the story without spoilers so I suggest reading the synopsis if you want to know more about the story.
I will say it again. Holy. F*ck. Two men. Two continents. Two different types of love. I am seriously invested in Vivien’s love life. Wow. If you love Siobhan Davis books then you know this is a rollercoaster of emotions, twists, turns, and loopy-loops. The writing is fantastic. The characters are engaging. The story is never boring. Angst. Heat. Laughter. Passion.  I am so glad that we don’t have to wait for the next book for too long. I need it like now.
“I will never tire of hearing those words leave your gorgeous lips,” he says, waggling his brows in his usual flirtatious manner.
“I keep forgetting how precious you are.”
“Kiss me like you’ll die if you can’t taste my lips.”
Let Me Love You is the second book in the All of Me duet by the Queen of Twists, Siobhan Davis. You can not read this book without reading Say I’m the One first. So if you haven’t done that yet…do it now!! Go…enjoy!! I really can not say much about the story without spoiling anything. I can say that this duet is epic! I have been on some crazy emotional rides but this one is wild, heartbreaking, swoon-worthy, and poetic. It hit on every last emotion. It’s full of love, laughter, passion, twists, turns, loopy-loops, family, friendship, and angst. I couldn’t put it down!
I usually add quotes but I couldn’t even do that afraid of giving anything away. Holy. Fuck. Seriously, read this duet. The writing is addictive. The storyline is epic. The characters are so well-developed and fantastic. It’s one of my favorite reads of the year! 💞
Hold Me Close is the third book in the All of Me series by Siobhan Davis. You can not read this novella till you have read Say I’m the One and Let Me Love You. The duet was one f*cking wild roller coaster ride of emotions and this one is too in a different way. I can’t really get into the story without spoiling anything. I can say that Vivien and Dillon’s family has to face their pasts and it’s not easy. The boys are both sixteen and struggling in their own ways after getting the full story of what happened when they were children. I wanted to get into the book and give them big hugs! This is a heartbreaking, raw, and emotional story. I don’t usually cry in novellas but I was a hot mess.
P.S. Please Siobhan, give us more in this world. I am hooked!
Yes!! Loved the bonus scenes. All of these characters have my heart.
*I am voluntarily reviewing an advance complimentary copy of this book. The opinions expressed are my own and I have not been compensated for this review.


Release Boost & Reviews – Chaos, Kindle Alexander

February 15, 2023 | Posted in New Release, Review | By

Title: Chaos
Series: Tattoos and Ties Series
Author: Kindle Alexander
Genre: M/M MC Romance Suspense – Standalone
Release Date: February 5, 2023
Cover Design: Reese Dante

5 out of 5 stars

Chaos is the third book in the Tattoos & Ties series by the fabulous writing duo, Kindle Alexander. We briefly met Dev in Order as he’s Keyes best friend. This is Dev and Cash’s story. It’s raw, chaotic, sexy and ends on a cliffhanger. Dev and Cash have a history and now Cash is back in Dallas and moves in next door to Dev. They have an instant connection and the sparks fly. Dev is all about fun, doing what feels good and everything to excess. Cash is there for a job that involves Dev. All his rules goes out the window after one encounter with Dev. He’s the Devilman for sure! Dev and Cash’s relationship isn’t easy. Dev has to deal with his father, his kids, his ex and now that Cash is in his life, he wants more. He never thought he deserved more. Cash is going to do his job but also protect Dev. He isn’t going to let him go down for things that he didn’t do. I’m not going to lie, there were parts of this story that were tough to read. It’s different than Kindle’s usual and that’s not a bad thing. Dev is just nuts! But I loved him! Cash is so sweet and caring and wants to do the right thing. Together they have to navigate their new normal and hope they can do it together. I can’t wait to see how their story ends!


“Strap in and get ready for an amazing ride!! Holy amaze balls. This is Sons of Anarchy meets Law & Order. I’m here to tell you that this story has more twist and turns than a game of Twister. Kindle Alexander has done an masterful work of telling a multifaceted story.” ~ Maude A.

“Dev and Cash are scorching hot together!” ~ I love Books 2005

“When I read a Kindle Alexander book I know I’m in for a wild ride!” ~ Avid Reader




Dev Devilman Fox, the best ink slinger in town, is known for his sharp wit, angry fists and epically bad decisions. Becoming a lifelong patched member of the Disciples of Havoc MC at eighteen years old is probably the worst…but certainly not the only. When his hot new tenant catches his eye, Dev jumps in headfirst, ready to drive full throttle wherever that sexy road leads. That is until he finds himself on another hairpin turn, careening his life toward the closest brick wall.
Special Agent Cash Thomas has spent years undercover rooting out bad apples within various federal agencies. When his latest assignment brings him face to face with a sinfully tempting man from his past, his priorities shift on a dime. Now his reputation as a dedicated and focused field agent is in question. When faced with the opportunity to repay the man who once saved his life, smudging a few well-established lines is the least he’ll do.
When their paths collide can a bond from the past save their future or will it bury them under the chaos? Leathers might shield them from road rash, but they can’t protect them from heartbreak.
Chaos is a suspenseful motorcycle club romance with strong male leads. A stand-alone story in the Tattoos and Ties series. If you like sexy alpha males ready to take on the world for the one they love and intriguing storylines with many twists and turns, give Chaos a try.


5 out of 5 stars
Chaos is the third book in the Tattoos and Ties series by the amazing duo that makes up Kindle Alexander. You can read each book as standalone but I highly recommend reading the series. It’s full of mayhem, love, and sexy times.
Dev “Devilman” Fox was going on about his life, one full of stress, tattoos, a crazy ex-wife and two beautiful girls. It is not an easy life but one he has been living for a decade. A decade of being a member of the Disciples, a motorcycle club ran by his asshole father. He was tired. He was done but there was no way of getting out without being killed. What he did do was keep his girls away from the chaos. What he didn’t expect was to be meeting him. Cash. A new tenant who wore a suit and drove a fancy car. He didn’t belong but there was no way he was turning the sinfully sexy man away…
Cash knew the man was hot from the intel but damn, the man was fire. He thought he could handle being around him, the man who saved his life two decades ago but it was going to be harder than he thought.  He had a job to do and getting close to the devil was the main piece to bring down the club. What he didn’t expect was to fall…
I can’t get into the whole story without spoilers but I will say… this story is full of heat, craziness, friendship, family, and love. I can’t wait for Justice!!
5 out of 5 stars

Chaos is the third book in the Tattoos & Ties series by the fabulous writing duo, Kindle Alexander. We briefly met Dev in Order as he’s Keyes best friend. This is Dev and Cash’s story. It’s raw, chaotic, sexy and ends on a cliffhanger. Dev and Cash have a history and now Cash is back in Dallas and moves in next door to Dev. They have an instant connection and the sparks fly. Dev is all about fun, doing what feels good and everything to excess. Cash is there for a job that involves Dev. All his rules goes out the window after one encounter with Dev. He’s the Devilman for sure! Dev and Cash’s relationship isn’t easy. Dev has to deal with his father, his kids, his ex and now that Cash is in his life, he wants more. He never thought he deserved more. Cash is going to do his job but also protect Dev. He isn’t going to let him go down for things that he didn’t do. I’m not going to lie, there were parts of this story that were tough to read. It’s different than Kindle’s usual and that’s not a bad thing. Dev is just nuts! But I loved him! Cash is so sweet and caring and wants to do the right thing. Together they have to navigate their new normal and hope they can do it together. I can’t wait to see how their story ends!

He opened to see the man of his dreams studying his face. Cash lifted a hand to the back of Dev’s head, forcing him down for a blistering, soul-wrenching kiss.

The only feeling that mattered was Dev’s cock moving against his as the biker adjusted the hand at his ass to stroke both their cocks in unison. Cash’s tongue followed the quick rhythm Dev created. He could kiss this man forever.

Oh yeah, he was absolutely going to come. Instinctively, Dev seemed to know and tore from the hold, staying inches from his face as he said, “Hold out as long as you can. Hear me?”

Dev didn’t wait for an answer and pushed back on his heels before letting go of a scorching round of curse words, drawing Cash’s attention from the certain orgasm to see Dev rolling away from him.

“I’ll be back, goddammit.” Dev crawled off the bed, the awful words continuing as he struggled to move with the jeans halfway down his legs.

A deep physical need bound him to Dev.

Devin Fox.


His foxy devil.

The man made him feel something substantial for the first time in a very long time.

His outlaw biker.

He couldn’t tear his gaze away from Dev who fought with his boots and jeans. What a spectacular backside. The art was insane, but that ass kept Cash’s eyes locked right there.

“Fuckin’ condoms. Who’s stupid fuckin’ idea was that?” Dev hopped on one foot, tearing off his last boot.

Cash had to dodge the flying footwear tossed over Dev’s shoulder.











Best Selling Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica in both the male/male and male/female genres. It’s always a surprise to see what’s coming next!
I live in the suburbs of Dallas where it’s true, the only thing bigger than an over active imagination, may be women’s hair!
Usually, I try for funny. Humor is a major part of my life – I love to laugh, and it seems to be the thing I do in most situations – regardless of the situation, but jokes are a tricky deal… I don’t want to offend anyone and jokes tend to offend. So instead I’m going to tell you about Kindle
I tragically lost my sixteen year old daughter to a drunk driver. She had just been at home, it was early in the night and I heard the accident happen. I’ll never forget that moment. The sirens were immediate and something inside me just knew. I left my house, drove straight to the accident on nothing more than instinct. I got to be there when my little girl died – weirdly, I consider that a true gift from above. She didn’t have to be alone.
That time in my life was terrible. It’s everything you think it would be times about a billion. I love that kid. I loved being her mother and I loved watching her grow into this incredibly beautiful person, both inside and out. She was such a gift to me. To have it all ripped away so suddenly broke me.
Her name was Kindle. Honest to goodness – it was her name and she died a few weeks before Amazon released their brand new Kindle ereader. She had no idea it was coming out and she would have finally gotten her name on something! Try finding a ruler with the name Kindle on it.. It never happened.
Through the course of that crippling event I was lucky enough to begin to write with a dear friend in the fan fiction world of Facebook. She got me through those dark days with her unwavering support and friendship. There wasn’t a time she wasn’t there for me. Sometimes together and sometimes by myself, we built a world where Kindle lives and stands for peace, love and harmony. It’s its own kind of support group. I know without question I wouldn’t be here today without her.

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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.
Felice is the 2020 Lambda Literary Award winning author in best Gay Romance and two time e-Lit award winner in romance. When not writing or watching reality television, you can find her in her reader group.




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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Monica and Michelle are best friends who have combined their love for dark comedy, crime documentaries, and bad boys to write dark romance that will steal your heart and haunt your mind.

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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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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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Sandra's Review

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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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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A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction.

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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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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!