Release Day Blitz & Reviews -The Virgin Rule Book, Lauren Blakely

April 16, 2021 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By


THE VIRGIN RULE BOOK (Rules of Love #1) by Lauren Blakely

Release Date: April 16th

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THE VIRGIN RULE BOOK, a sexy, friends-to-lovers standalone sports romance from #1 New York Times bestseller Lauren Blakely, is AVAILABLE NOW!


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️ Sexy times in a limo

️ A hot athlete in and OUT of a tux

️ Naughty jokes, flirty vibes, & brand-new dirty word combos

️ A hilarious, confident, & caring heroine

One swoony elevator scene


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(Narrated by Erin Mallon & Teddy Hamilton)


Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

The Virgin Rule Book is the first book in a new series, Rules of Love, by my favorite author, Lauren Blakely. I’ve read every word she’s written and nothing makes me happier than when she starts a new series. This series is going to be epic! We’re getting three sexy baseball players and the strong, independent women who they fall for. Nadia is Crosby’s best friend’s little sister. Crosby always had a little thing for her when they were younger, but she was young and he didn’t think his best friend would like that. They’ve kept in touch over the years and now that she’s moving back to town, he’s excited to see more of her. But he just swore off women so there’s no chance of anything real with her. When they both need dates to so upcoming parties, this is the perfect solution. Have fun with Nadia and not have to worry about getting involved. Until she has a proposition for him and then it’s game on! Spend more time with Nadia? Take her V card? Yes, please! Turns out, they like each other more than a little, but it’s complicated. There have to be rules to follow so no one gets hurts. But you know what they say, rules are meant to be broken! Oh Crosby!  I love you so much! You’re sexy, sweet, talented and you have such a big heart. Nadia is independent, funny and even though she’s a virgin she knows what she wants and isn’t afraid to ask for it! Overall, I laughed, smiled, got tingles and couldn’t get enough of Crosby and Nadia! I’m in love with this new series and these characters and I can’t wait for more.


Audio: As Always Teddy and Erin are fantastic. I don’t think anyone else could be Crosby and Nadia! Perfect narration, perfect casting!


Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

The Virgin Rule Book is the first book in the Rules of Love series by Lauren Blakely. I love her sport romances so I was excited when she announced she was giving us a baseball series. And this was the perfect book to start it off…batter up. 
Crosby has been unlucky in love despite the drawers full of lucky socks. He sure knows how to pick ‘em. The socks not the women so he puts himself in time-out through spring training. Seven weeks. No women. No dating. No kisses. No calling exes. His boys are his sponsors. The problem? His best friend’s wedding. He needs a plus-one to keep him in line. He knows just the woman, the groom’s sister who happens to also be his friend. Nadia Harlowe. A badass in the CEO chair and in life and friendship. She is the one to keep him on the wagon. That is until they get on the dance floor. Accidentals turn into deliberate touches…
Nadia is the owner of a football team. Someone who speaks up for what she wants and what she needs. And what she needs now is a few plus-ones so why not agree to go to a few events with the All-Star? Not like anything could happen. He is in time-out and she is on a dating hiatus. Rules. After an accidental kiss there needed to be rules. One week of plus-oneing. One week of fun banter, flirty talks, and oh yeah, telling him I want him to take my V-card. 
I absolutely loved Crosby and Nadia. Two twentysomethings unlucky in the love department who just might be perfect for each other. Crosby is a sweetheart with a naughty side. Nadia is a badass with a surprisingly dirty side. I love that they both say what they want when they want it even if they are conflicted. Their friendship is awesome. Their banter is goals. Their story is full of laughter, sexy times, and so much more. I can’t forget about the supporting characters. Love them. I do have a favorite and I bet my blog partner and Lauren know just who he is. Lol. I can’t wait for the next book, and the one after that, and the ones after that. 
“You deserve to feel like a queen being adored. A goddess being worshipped. A woman being consumed.” 
“God, it’s so fucking sexy when you say dirty words.” 
“I won’t go after her,” Chance says, a diabolical lilt to his voice. “If you drink a can of shut the fuck up when it comes to thinking you have some special pull with the ladies.” 




A sexy, brother’s best friend sports romance from # 1 New York Times bestseller Lauren Blakely!

Let me make a few things clear. I didn’t go to the wedding intending to dance with the best man, to dare him to show me a very sexy pic on his phone, or to accidentally kiss him in the hotel elevator after the reception ended.

But you know how it goes. Things just happen at weddings…

The next day, Crosby and I agree to put all those shenanigans behind us. The fun-loving, stupidly gorgeous, all-star baseball player might be my brother’s best friend, but he’s my friend too and has been for years, so it’s easy to move on, especially because I have a high-profile business to run.

But since he’s newly single and I’m always single, it turns out we both desperately need plus ones. We agree to “publicly date” over the next two weeks of galas, parties and events before his baseball season begins.

The only trouble is the more time I spend with Crosby, the more I keep imagining how much I want him to take my V-card.

And when I broach the possibility with Crosby, his answer surprises the hell out of me.




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With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, with more than 50 titles on the USA Today Bestsellers list alone. She’s sold more than 4 million books. She likes dogs, cake and show tunes.


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New Release & Review – Bombshells, Sarina Bowen

April 14, 2021 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙬𝙤𝙢𝙚𝙣’𝙨 𝙡𝙚𝙖𝙜𝙪𝙚 𝙞𝙨 𝙞𝙣 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙝𝙤𝙪𝙨𝙚! 𝘼𝙣𝙙 𝘽𝙧𝙤𝙤𝙠𝙡𝙮𝙣 𝙬𝙞𝙡𝙡 𝙣𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙗𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙖𝙢𝙚 𝙖𝙜𝙖𝙞𝙣 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝘼𝙣𝙩𝙤𝙣 𝘽𝙖𝙮𝙚𝙧 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙩𝙚𝙖𝙢…

This is my last chance to ditch my playboy reputation and finally fulfill my potential. So I’ve made three rules for our biggest season yet: no boozing, no women, and no scandals.

Especially that last thing.

So who do I befriend on the very first day back at the rink? An amazing female hockey player. I want Sylvie in a way that’s more than just friendly. I crave her. But I have a championship to win, and so does she.

Then she gets her heart broken by my teammate, and I make the foolish mistake of comforting her in the best way I know how. Our night together sets off a string of sins.

Nobody can know about our affair, especially my overprotective teammate. I can’t let anyone see into my greedy little heart. Not even her.

The things I want from her, and the things we’ve already done? If anyone knew, there’d be bombshells.




Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Bombshells is the next book in the Brooklyn Bruisers series by the fabulous Sarina Bowen. Oh Lord, baby Bayer how I love you so! And Sylvie you are a bada** bombshell! I love a good hockey romance and this was men and women’s hockey! Oh heck year! Anton Bayer is cleaning up his act. No booze, no scandals and no women. And then he meets Sylvie. She’s the goalie for the women’s hockey team, the Bombshells. And a long time friend of his teammate, Campo. This is not good. But Anton wants to be around her. She makes him smile and laugh and he can’t stay away from her. They become work out buddies and friends. And then more than friends. And it’s fun, sexy and exciting but they are not exactly telling people. What will it take for Anton to finally admit his feelings before it’s too late? I loved Anton and Sylvie! Their fun banter, the sexiness, the hockey! It was everything I wanted it to be and more! I loved all the new characters and can’t wait for more from the Bombshells!

Audio: Patrick Zeller, Desireé Ketchum are both new narrators to me and I loved them! Patrick was the perfect Anton using his voice to show his emotions. Desiree did a great French accent and I’m looking forward to listening to more from these narrators!


Release Blitz & Reviews – Not Pretending Anymore, Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

April 12, 2021 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By


Title: Not Pretending Anymore
Authors: Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 12, 2021




Finding a good roommate through a classified ad isn’t as easy as it sounds.


I was starting to lose hope.
Until a knock at my door came and God answered my prayers.
Except…uh…wrong prayer, God.
I’d definitely requested the big guy find me a drop-dead gorgeous man on more than one occasion…just not as my roommate.
Declan Tate talked me into interviewing him anyway.
While he was amusing and charismatic, I wouldn’t have been comfortable living with a man, so I regretfully declined.
Then cupcakes showed up at my door—freshly baked by Declan and just as sinfully delicious as he was.
You could say he was persistent.
I eventually folded. It wasn’t like I had another viable candidate anyway.
Plus, I was interested in someone else. And Declan was into another woman. So it wasn’t like anything would happen romantically.
After he moved in, the two of us became the best of friends. We even started to give each other advice on getting our crushes to notice us.
Eventually, Declan concocted an idea: we should pretend to be a couple to make our love interests jealous.
I was hesitant, but went along with it anyway. To my utter shock, his crazy plan worked.
Now I was dating the supposed man of my dreams, and my best friend had the woman of his.
But there was one problem.
I couldn’t stop thinking about Declan.
Those feelings we were trying to fake?
Yeah…I wasn’t pretending anymore.




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Not Pretending Anymore is Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward’s next standalone. I have read all of their co-written books and have loved every single one of them. They are definitely unique in their own ways. Yes, we have read roommates to lovers, fake relationships, and friends to lovers but this one has a twist to it.
Molly needed a roommate and fast. She was shit out of luck until he walked in. Declan Tate. She didn’t want a male roommate but he made a good case plus his cupcakes were unbelievably good. He also made her laugh and would be gone most of the time since they worked different schedules. What she didn’t expect was to like him so much. They quickly become friends and come up with a plan to get their crushes to notice them. Their relationship was perfect. He cooked. She ate. They could really talk and not worry about wanting the other until…
Yep! You know it. Feelings. Those pesky things get them both all mixed up. I can’t really go into it anymore but I will say that I wanted to slap both of them a few times. Lol. I was definitely hooked and invested in their relationship. They made me laugh, get frustrated, cry, and laugh some more. They also made me want to make breakfast for dinner.
“It’s okay to admit you like my cooking, you know.”
Molly shook her head. “From the short time I’ve known you, I’m positive you don’t need anyone stroking your ego and making it bigger.”
“You’re right. I got something better than my ego that grows when you stroke it.” I winked.
“That was definitely special. It wasn’t me—it was us.”
“Did you believe the green ones made you horny?” he said in greeting, rather than hello.
I chuckled. “No, but I do think Twinkies will outlast the apocalypse.”



Not Pretending Anymore is the newest romance from Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland. It’s a roommates to lovers with a very slow burn. Molly and Declan are roommates but are interested in other people so it seems it’s going to work out! After a few awkward encounters and a lot of miscommunication, they finally realize they want each other. The writing is wonderful, as always! The back and forth was frustrating but worth it in the end!




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


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




Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-five languages. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Not Pretending Anymore is Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward’s next standalone. I have read all of their co-written books and have loved every single one of them. They are definitely unique in their own ways. Yes, we have read roommates to lovers, fake relationships, and friends to lovers but this one has a twist to it.
Molly needed a roommate and fast. She was shit out of luck until he walked in. Declan Tate. She didn’t want a male roommate but he made a good case plus his cupcakes were unbelievably good. He also made her laugh and would be gone most of the time since they worked different schedules. What she didn’t expect was to like him so much. They quickly become friends and come up with a plan to get their crushes to notice them. Their relationship was perfect. He cooked. She ate. They could really talk and not worry about wanting the other until…
Yep! You know it. Feelings. Those pesky things get them both all mixed up. I can’t really go into it anymore but I will say that I wanted to slap both of them a few times. Lol. I was definitely hooked and invested in their relationship. They made me laugh, get frustrated, cry, and laugh some more. They also made me want to make breakfast for dinner.
“It’s okay to admit you like my cooking, you know.”
Molly shook her head. “From the short time I’ve known you, I’m positive you don’t need anyone stroking your ego and making it bigger.”
“You’re right. I got something better than my ego that grows when you stroke it.” I winked.
“That was definitely special. It wasn’t me—it was us.”
“Did you believe the green ones made you horny?” he said in greeting, rather than hello.
I chuckled. “No, but I do think Twinkies will outlast the apocalypse.”
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Release Day & Review – Healing Hearts, Margaret McHeyzer

April 9, 2021 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By


Title: Healing Hearts
Series: Hope River #3
Author: Margaret McHeyzer
Genre: Small Town 
Friends with Benefits Romance
Release Date: April 9, 2021




We started out as friends with benefits, we were never meant to be anything more.


I was content with how we were, but feelings developed and Charlie was asking for something I couldn’t give.
However, my past is standing in the way. He wanted all or nothing…
Losing him isn’t an option, but is the possibility of having my heart broken a risk I’m willing to take?




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5 out of 5 stars
Healing Hearts is the third book in the Hope River series by Margaret McHeyzer. You can read each book as standalone but I recommend reading the series since they are all unique in their own ways. Plus, tied together but the cutest small-town with the best gran ever.
Tabitha and Charlie had an agreement. A no-strings attached booty call situation. That was it. Sex. Sex. And more sex. And in secret. It’s a small town after-all. Tabby didn’t grow up in Hope River but loved to visit her aunt and has decided to lay down her roots at twenty-three in town. Charlie was one of the newest residents. It wasn’t planned but when his sister, Hope stayed, he did too. When he saw Tabitha he knew he wanted her. And being a no-relationships type of guy it was the perfect situation when Tabby said she was on the same page. It was a guy’s wet dream until he wanted more and she pushed him away.
Tabitha can’t give him more. The only person she has let in is Aunt May. Her parents weren’t ever around. Friendships have been broken. She can’t trust that Charlie won’t walked away. Won’t love her enough to stay. So, why start something, right?
Wrong! Charlie isn’t having it. And I love that about him. I can’t say anything more but I will say that these two have some healing to do. Can he break down her walls?
I have loved this series. It’s definitely different from Margaret’s other books and I love that she did that. It’s not better. It’s not worse. It’s different. I believe this is the last of the series but I am not sure. There is definitely some characters who I would love to find love.
She’s wearing a flowery dress that comes to her knees, and her fucking hot black cowboy boots. There’s something about her in cowboy boots that makes me want to do dirty things to her.
“Hope River, a small town where everyone is willing to help. Ha, maybe that should be the motto.” I chuckle. “And everybody knows everyone else’s business.”
“You’re undressing me with your eyes, Pop Rock. And I’m shamelessly loving it.”


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Recently I was fortunate in obtaining New York Times best-selling status on my YA/NA book – Ugly, and my YA book – Mistrust.
My last six books have been YA and I’m completely in love with the genre. I love being able to communicate with people through my words and stories.
My writing genres all differ, but the one thing I keep consistent is my heroines. All my female lead characters are strong, gutsy and not the ‘perfect’ woman. While my books all have romantic elements in them, they aren’t just about the romance. They’re about finding strength, acceptance and making life long connections.
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Release Day Blitz & Review – Headhunter, Kristen Proby

April 6, 2021 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By


Headhunter: A With Me in Seattle Mafia Novel by Kristen Proby is now live!


Things have never been more intense in New York Times Bestselling Author Kristen Proby’s With Me in Seattle Mafia series…

As the son of one of the States’ most prominent mob bosses, Shane Martinelli’s always been immersed in society’s shady underbelly. Learning to navigate it and keep to the edges was working just fine until an acquaintance turns up missing, and he fears the worst. From the moment he laid eyes on her, he hasn’t stopped thinking about her. Luckily, as an ex-special operative, he’s uniquely qualified to track her down and keep her safe. Unfortunately, nobody’s making that easy–not the people who took her nor the woman herself. Ivie Jordan has led a pretty uneventful life, and that’s just how she likes it. Especially since she’ll be the first to admit that she doesn’t do so well in social situations. She’s a proud business owner, and while she doesn’t have family, she does have a network of people who look out for her. Little did she know that being accepted into that fold came with a laundry list of issues. When the worst happens, and she’s forced to rely on the ruggedly handsome alpha hero who comes to her rescue, she discovers her inner badass–and the sultry vixen on her other shoulder. Too bad the two of them are literally running for their lives and trying to ensure the safety of those they love. There is way more at stake than meets the eye. It’s time for the hunted to become the hunters.  

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5 out of 5 stars

Headhunter is the second book in the With You in Seattle Mafia series by Kristen Proby. You can read each book as standalone but I recommend reading them in order since they are connected by the Martinelli brothers. Plus, the women are friends!
Shane wanted Ivie the moment he saw her at a wedding a few months ago. Since that day they have become friends flirting on the edge of more at a distance. She was in Seattle while he was in Colorado. So, when Ivie was taken by an unknown man he was ready for a fight. To kill. It’s a good thing he has connections and determination to find the woman who took a piece of his heart with her the day they met.
Ivie thought she disappeared from this life. A life of the underground. That was until she was kidnapped and had no idea where she was when she woke up. She knew the Martinellis would find her but there was no ETA in this kind of situation. And when it was over, she was only taken somewhere else. Shane’s hideaway and he was not about to let her go. He was going to protect her at any cost. The danger wasn’t over…
It was just the beginning.
I love Shane and Ivie! They are both total badasses even with her klutzy ways. Their story is full of suspense, laughter, heat, and love. And of course family! I can’t wait for the next book. Omg! It’s going to be be so f*cking good!
She closes the door behind her and turns to walk my way. Suddenly, she trips and lands on the bed, hard.
“Sorry, I didn’t see the floor there.”
“The Martinelli brothers are ridiculously sexy. Like, their gene pool must be made of gold.”
“How do you do this to me when I’m still fully clothed?”


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Kristen Proby has published more than forty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion and Romancing Manhattan Series.

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

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Release Day & Reviews -The Rebel, Kendall Ryan

March 30, 2021 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

Title: The Rebel

Series: Looking to Score

By Kendall Ryan

Release Day: March 30, 2021

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I never thought I’d see her again.


We shared one hot night together back in college before our paths took us in different directions.


But now, the most brilliant and beautiful woman I’ve ever met is back in my life. And the chemistry I remember? It’s more combustible than ever.


Except…our fling is forbidden and must exist only in secret. Her rules, not mine.


I can’t be her forever. I’m not that guy, and even she knows it.


But I can’t stay away from her either. I’m determined to claim not just her body but her heart, even if that’s the one thing she’s vowed not to give me.


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Sandra's Review
5 out of 5 stars

The Rebel is the first book in the Looking to Score series by Kendall Ryan. I read One Night with the Rebel in January so I have been waiting for this book. If you can’t wait then go grab the free prequel. If you can wait, it’s all good. The prequel is the beginning of this book.
Holt and Eden had one hot night together six years ago in college. It was unexpected and unforgettable. They never saw each other again after their night together but he knew where she was. Not easy to hide when she was the daughter of a former Governor, the granddaughter of a hockey team owner and the girlfriend of an NFL player. And now, she was the owner of said team and the ex-girlfriend of the hockey player. A player who played for the team she owned. I know, right? Fun times. Anyway, it’s been six years since their night and now they are back in the same room. Her office…
Holt owned a security firm and his newest client was the Boston Titans. He knew he would see her but he wasn’t sure if she would even remember him. She does and the sexual tension is through the roof. It’s still there. Their connection. Their chemistry. But can they act on it? They are both single but can it really happen?
Eden has so much riding on her shoulders. The team. The fans. The critics. The press. Will Holt be the one person she can open up to? To let in? Holt also has his own stresses and hasn’t let anyone in. Can they make this work? And what is it? A fling? A relationship? A friends with benefits situation? It’s both complicated and easy at the same time. I loved it. It’s an easy read full of laughter, sexy times, and fun. I am so excited about this new series.
“We don’t have to do anything more than you’re comfortable with. Just like last time.”
“And just like last time, I want you.”
She kisses me like this moment is important, like I mean something to her other than being a guy she can swap a few orgasms with. It’s a dangerous thought for me to be thinking because I know the gulf that separates us.
“I don’t know how I got lucky enough to find you again, Eden.”
5 out of 5 stars

The Rebel is book one in the new Looking to Score series by Kendall Ryan! I love it when one of my favorite authors starts a new series and it’s hockey! Kendall gives good hockey romance! This is the perfect way to start the series. The new female owner of the team and her new security detail. The best part? They knew each other six years ago and even spent one night together. So it’s a second chance hockey-ish romance! Eden and Holt spent one fantastic night talking and kissing and much more. Then she was gone the next day. Now it’s six years later and all the chemistry they had is still there and they don’t know what to do about it. She’s the owner and he works for her, they can’t get involved. Right? Wrong! They start out slow, but their feelings are just too strong. It’s like they were fated to meet again and again. It’s just meant to be. But what happens when the world finds out? Will the team be supportive or turn on them? I loved Holt and Eden! Holt is sexy and open with his feelings. Eden is independent and good at her job. They have more in common than they thought and they realize they are better together than apart! Overall, I laughed, teared up, got hot and bothered and can’t wait to get to know all the new characters more!

About Kendall Ryan


A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than three dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 3 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world.

Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than 100 times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.


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Release Day & Reviews – Girl of the Night Garden, Lili Valente

March 26, 2021 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

Once there was a girl with a heart as black as night…

Or so legend goes. But I know better. Grown in the Night Witch’s garden and tasked with softening the souls of men, the dream spells I spin keep the women of earth safe. Without it, they would be as miserable (and damaged) as my mother.

Let the humans call me names—banshee, nightmare, monster—I sleep deep and dreamless.

Until the day I’m rescued from the sea by a forbidden boy. Until the night we break all the magical rules and the kiss that changes…everything.

Until the moment I realize Mother’s the one who’s been spinning lies.

Now I must choose—between love and duty. Between life and something worth living for. Between the boy who owns my heart and a legacy as wicked as a witch’s curse.


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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Girl of the Night Garden is a new YA fantasy novel by Lili Valente. Lili can write any genre and her imagination has no bounds. Girl of the Night Garden is magical, beautiful, surprising, lovely, happy and sad. I was immersed in the story of Foxglove and Declan from the first page and was breathing heavily until the end. It’s more than a story about young love. It’s about becoming who you were meant to be. No matter what that looks like. Hopes, dreams, nightmares…it’s all connected. I chuckled, sobbed and smiled a lot. What a wonderful story!

Audio: Wow! Lili and Joe sound so fantastic together I could barely breathe a few times. The emotion in their voices just heightened my senses and truly made it an amazing experience for my ears and my soul!


Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Girl of the Garden is Lili Valente’s first YA fantasy novel. I don’t read many fantasy books but it’s Lili so I knew she would hook me in with her characters and words. I was so right!! I had to know what was going to happen next.
Foxglove grew up in the garden with her sisters for sixteen years. Then, one night her mother took her away and gave her an ability that would help mankind. Every night she worked along side her friends, creatures of the night. For years she she did what her mother sent her out to do. She thrived on helping the world. Then after one trip in search of an island her magic was gone. She was a just like any other sixteen year old girl. Even had a crush on the boy who saved her. What she didn’t expect was to have to save him a month later.
I can’t really get into the story without spoiling anything. I can say that I was hooked. I loved being behind the scenes watching Foxglove and Declan grow. To make discoveries. To develop friendships. It’s a love story but it’s so much more. I cried three times!! I didn’t see that coming but it was awesome. I am looking forward to more of Lili’s fantasy world.
“I know, my darling. I know it hurts, but it will be worth it. I promise.”
Nightmares may not always be kind, but we are certainly patient.
His lips are chapped and rough but also warm and alive in a way that makes me feel more alive than I did a second ago. I don’t know how, only that his kiss—his whisper of a kiss—feels a lot like magic.



Release Blitz & Reviews – Bachelor Swap, Lacey Black

March 23, 2021 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By


Title: Bachelor Swap
A Bachelor Tower World Novel
Author: Lacey Black
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 23, 2021




I’m in trouble.


On the brink of losing everything I’ve worked for, I have a choice to make. Sit back and watch it all evaporate before my eyes, or accept a deal with the devil himself, my identical twin brother, Matthew.
He has agreed to fund my floundering cattle ranch if I do three things:
  1. Oversee the redecorating of his apartment in the famed Bachelor Tower in Boston.
  2. Make sure his latest business deal proceeds without a hitch.
  3. Break up with his girlfriend, Kyla.


Seems easy enough, right?
Pretending to be my brother is hard enough, but tossing in an instant attraction to my brother’s girlfriend adds an extra layer of complication I wasn’t prepared for. All I have to do is get through three weeks portraying my brother, and I’m home free.
Shouldn’t be too hard, as long as I can keep my heart out of the deal.
*Bachelor Swap is a sexy contemporary romance addition to Ruth Cardello’s Bachelor Tower World.




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5 out of 5 stars

Bachelor Swap is a novel that is part of Ruth Cardello’s Bachelor Tower World. I have every every single word Lacey Black has written and have loved them all. I am so excited for her for being in this world.

Mason is a cowboy. Matthew is a ruthless businessman. They haven’t been close for over a decade but they need each other now. Mason’s ranch is going under while Matthew’s business in thriving. Matthew comes up with a deal Mason can’t say no to. He will payoff his brother’s debt if Mason pretends to be him for three weeks. Easy, right?

Not even close. You would think hanging out in swanky apartment and having everything at your fingertips would be easy. Overseeing decorators, going to dinner with an old man, and breaking up with a girl. Easy. Nope. Not after meeting the woman he brother has been dating. She is beautiful, smart, funny, and loves animals. She is his kryptonite. She is a risk. He signed on the dotted line. He was completely screwed.

Kyla wasn’t sure what happened to the man she has been dating for the last few months but she is for it. He is more relaxed. More attentive. Sweet even. She was seeing sides to him that she could really fall for. She is having fun. So much fun but will he go back to the busy man who doesn’t answer her calls?

Aw!! I loved it! Mason is delicious. Kyla is amazing. Their banter is flirting and witty. Their connection is beautiful and sexy. They just click but what will happen when the truth comes out?!


It’s the first time I’ve ever experienced anything so…animalistic from just a kiss.

The moment my lips meet hers, I want to devour, to claim her as my own and never let her go.

Don’t ever doubt what you do to me, sweetheart.

Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Bachelor Swap by Lacey Black, is part of Ruth Cardello’s Bachelor Tower World. I wish I had time to read every book in the series! Bachelor swap is a fun and sexy story! Mason is a cowboy and he financial help to save his ranch. His twin brother offers him the money in exchange for pretending to be him for three weeks. He just has to go to a few business meetings, watch his place and oh, break up with his girlfriend. What? Mason isn’t sure it’s even worth it, but he signed his name and the deal is done. Turns out Matthew’s girlfriend is pretty great. They have more in common than he thought they would. She loves animals and being outside. He needs to remember he’s pretending to be someone else, but everything he does and says is all Mason. What’s going to happen when Kyla finds out the truth? Oh man! I loved Mason and Kyla so much! They were truly meant for each other. They were fun and sexy and I couldn’t get enough!




Lacey Black is a Midwestern girl with a passion for reading and writing. She carries her e-reader with her everywhere she goes so she never misses an opportunity to read a few pages. Always looking for a happily ever after, Lacey is passionate about contemporary romance novels and enjoys it further when you mix in a little suspense. She resides in a small town in Illinois with her husband, two children, and a chocolate lab. Lacey loves shooting guns and should only consume one mixed drink because she’s a lightweight.


New Release, Exclusive Excerpt, Review & *Giveaway* – Changing the Rules, Catherine Bybee

March 23, 2021 | Posted in Excerpt, Giveaway, Release Day Blitz, Review | By


Title: Changing the Rules

Author: Catherine Bybee

Release Date: March 23, 2021

Publisher: Montlake 

Exclusive Excerpt from Changing the Rules by Catherine Bybee


“Wow, why are you girls all dolled up?” Lars asked before he sat down. 


“Jax has a date,” Claire announced. 


“What’s your excuse?” Cooper asked. “Do you have a date, too?” His eyes walked up and down her body. She was wearing a dress, which she didn’t often do unless she was painting the town with her best friend. 


But sometimes, when she’d been cooped up too long and hadn’t been able to shop or let her hair down, or be something other than a girl trapped in a world she didn’t want . . . yeah, at those times she needed to get out. It was her release valve. 


Jax started to laugh. 


And laugh. 


Claire followed Cooper’s gaze in Jax’s direction. 


“Claire doesn’t date!” 


The hair on her neck started to stand on end. 


“I date.” 


Jax leaned her head back and laughed. “No, what you do doesn’t classify as dating.” 


Much as Claire wanted to disagree, she knew her friend spoke the truth. It wasn’t that she had an aversion to dating, there just didn’t seem to be enough datable guys out there. 


“What the hell does that mean?” Cooper’s tone was anything but happy as he asked the question. 


Claire was about to ask why he cared when Neil stepped forward. “Are we done with the chitchat and ready to work?” 


“Technically this is my day off.” 


Neil’s expression told Claire he wasn’t amused. 


Cooper looked like he had more to say, but kept his lips shut. Lars patted Cooper on the back as he walked by. “I need coffee.” 


“There’s a fresh pot in the surveillance room,” Claire informed him. 


“We start in ten,” Neil said before heading to his office. 


Once the door was closed, Cooper slid beside Claire. “Mind elaborating about this ‘doesn’t date’ thing?” 


“Why are you so interested?” And why was Cooper standing so close and watching her as if an expression was going to give something away? 


When his eyes dropped to her lips, her belly did a little twist. 


It was then that her brain started to short-circuit and the coffee felt bitter in the back of her throat. 


There were two reasons a man stared at a woman’s lips. 


The first was if they were a family member or possibly a gay friend that wanted to comment on the shade of lipstick. 


And the second . . . he wanted to kiss her. 


She blinked several times. 


Cooper wanted to taste her. 


The realization of that fact had her head spinning. Then, because she couldn’t stop herself from looking, she took in his lips, and then the expression on his face. 


So many things clicked together. With them, a thousand questions. 


Lars pushed through the door from the surveillance room talking and had Cooper taking a step back. “Have you met the new guy?” 


Claire’s eyes stayed on Cooper. “Yes, I have.” 


Cooper blinked and turned away. “I have not.” 


A few more steps and Cooper walked into the other room. 


“What the actual hell?” Claire asked the universe out loud. 


Lars walked by, oblivious to what had just happened. 




Claire glanced over at Jax to see her soft smile. 


In German, Claire asked, “Did you see that?” 


“I felt the static in the room,” Jax replied. 


“You know it’s rude to speak in a different language, right?” Lars said. Jax shook her head and went back to writing on the whiteboard. “Sorry,” she replied in English. 



As an employee of MacBain Security and Solutions, Claire Kelly can certainly hold her own. Armed with an impressive set of covert skills, she’s more than prepared to tackle any job that comes her way…except one involving Cooper Lockman.

Cooper and Claire used to work together before his feelings for her sent him packing to Europe for six long years. But now he’s back and determined to ignore the still-smoldering heat that lingers between them.

Their current mission: go undercover together at a California high school to root out the mastermind behind a prostitution ring targeting young girls. The closer they get to the truth and the closer they get to each other, however, the deadlier their task becomes. As Claire and Cooper risk their lives to bring down their target, will their hearts be the final casualties?

Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Changing the Rules is the first book in the Richter series by Catherine Bybee. We met Claire and Cooper in Say it Again and I was so happy when I heard they were getting a book! I loved Claire as soon as she said “Put it away Cooper. You’re too old for me.” And not only that, we get to see Neil, Gwen and Sasha again. I was so engaged with this story that I didn’t want to put it down.  Claire isn’t a kid anymore. She’s grown up, working for Neil and loving her job. Cooper left town for six years and now he’s back. Claire hasn’t seen him since and she’s so happy to have her friend back. But Cooper can’t hide his feeling for Claire anymore and when she sees what everyone else sees, she can’t stop thinking about him. They have a job to do though and she’s going undercover as a student and he as a teacher. While they are at school it’s business, but after Cooper is just glad she’s not eighteen anymore. They have a serious job to do, tracking down a group of sex trafficking people, some of which might be teachers or undercover cops. I didn’t even know who to trust! I had my favorites and prayed it wasn’t them! I loved Claire’s teenage antics and her confidence and attitude. Cooper was swoonworthy as he put it all on the line with Claire. His honesty just made him sexier! And then she was saying “Put it away Cooper. We don’t have time for that right now.” I’m already loving the secondary characters and can’t wait for more from this series (Give me Leo!) Overall, I loved Cooper and Claire. There were fun, hilarious, sexy and sweet!

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New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Catherine Bybee has written twenty-eight books that have collectively sold more than five million copies and have been translated into more than eighteen languages. Raised in Washington State, Bybee moved to Southern California in the hope of becoming a movie star. After growing bored with waiting tables, she returned to school and became a registered nurse, spending most of her career in urban emergency rooms. She now writes full-time and has penned the Not Quite Series, the Weekday Brides Series, the Most Likely To Series, and the First Wives Series.


Release Blitz, Reviews & *Giveaway* – Dirty Talker, Mira Lyn Kelly

March 22, 2021 | Posted in Giveaway, Release Day Blitz, Review | By



 Release day: March 22nd 


Slayers Hockey #4

Wade & Harlow

#Hockey, #FakeRelationship, #OppositesAttract, #SmallTown


His mouth is hot enough to melt the ice

Ten days. That’s all I’m asking for.

But not one of my NHL teammates is willing to cough up a sister, cousin, or trusted friend to play my fake girlfriend for this wedding.

Pucking BS. Yeah, my mouth has been known to get me into places I don’t belong. But this Class Five panty melter is on lockdown because the last thing I need is another complication.

I’m about to give up when fate delivers the answer to my prayers.

I’m not her type.

She doesn’t date jocks.

All this sharp, sexy over-achiever wants is a little fun, an escape from her career driven life.

It’s a simple arrangement. So why am I complicating it?

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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Dirty Talker is the fourth book in the Slayers Hockey series by the talented Mira Lyn Kelly. I’m loving this series with these sexy hockey players and the women they fall hard for. This is Wade Grady’s story! Oh man, I love this man. He’s strong, smart, and sexy, but he’s also a good guy. He’s nice and funny and has a dirty mouth. He’s the perfect man. Will whisper sweet nothings in one ear then dirty thoughts in the other. Yes, please! Wade is going home for a week for his brother’s wedding and he needs a no strings date. Just someone to pretend to be his girlfriend and nothing more. No one will help him find someone, but one night, one just comes to him. Kind of. A few too many cocktails and Harlow agreed to go to the wedding with Wade. But she can’t do that. She’s not spontaneous and the details are a little fuzzy. When she tries to back out, Wade is actually nice about it and she can’t say no. So off she goes. With this sexy hockey player. It will be fine. She can just pretend and that’s it. Until she starts to notice his muscles and his smile and his everything. They have to practice touching, that will be easy. They have to get comfortable being near each other. Easy peasy. Wade didn’t expect to be attracted to Harlow. There’s just something about her buttoned up clothes and her aloofness that he loves. She’s not a bunny and it’s refreshing. But one real taste of her and he’s not sure he’s pretending anymore. Will he be able to convince Harlow to try for real or have to let her go? Oh boy! Wade is so swoony! I had to many favorite scenes, but “be the bunny” was on the top of the list. I love how fun he was. How easy going. But he’s smart and complicated too! Harlow just need to relax and get a different perspective on her life. She didn’t mean to fall for him, but she did! I loved watching them slowly fall for each other and let their guards down and just be with each other. Overall, I loved every word and it’s my favorite of the series. Can’t wait for more from the Slayers!


Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Dirty Talker is the fourth book in the Slayers Hockey series by Mira Lyn Kelly. I am in love with this team of hot, hilarious, and shameless flirts and the women who bring them to their knees. You can read each book as standalone but I recommend reading the series since they all have their unique stories.

Wade is desperate for a date to his brother’s wedding. But it’s not only a few hours. It’s a ten-day affair to his hometown. A small-town full of expectations. He just wants to borrow a teammate’s sister, cousin, friend, anyone who won’t be a stage five clinger or take out a kidney in his sleep. He is a good guy but no one is willing to go with his plan until her. A woman who he has only seen a few times without conversation until fate stepped into a club. He knows she is perfect since she doesn’t even want him which is a hit to his ego but good for his plan. He doesn’t have time for distractions so why does he want to cause trouble only a few days in? He is so fucked.

Harlow can’t believe she volunteered to be his fake date. It’s so unlike her but she had the time off and wanted to have some fun for once in her life. She should probably remember his name or know what sport the man played first and she was an amazing student. She could do this. Study him. Easy, right? He wasn’t even her type. Tall, hot, abs for days, sweet, and plays hockey? Yeah. That’s not sexy at all. Nope. Not. At. All. Ten days of fun was promised but she had no idea how much she would enjoy him.

It’s unexpected. It all is. Two strangers playing their part. Two people learning each other. Two people who need it to end come Monday.

Omg! I love Wade and Harlow. They are hilarious, sexy, and so much fun. And yes, unexpected. Of course, there is more to their story than just fun. There is a reason why he truly needed a date. Reason for her to get out of her head. I loved it all. I can’t wait for the next book. I never want this series to end.

P.S. Make sure to get the bonus epilogue!


“If you want to make a point, now seems like a really good time to do it.”

I shouldn’t. I know better. But— “You want to pull the pin on this grenade?”

She nods, one brow arched. “Think you can handle it?”

“Be the bunny, dude.”

From the second I peeked into the front room of the suite this morning and found him reading in bed, bare-chested, hair in such sexy disarray it was impossible to see it without imagining my fingers in it, my brain has been off.


Twisting every innocent act into a moment rife with dirty potential.



About Mira:

Hard core romantic, stress baker, and housekeeper non-extraordinaire, Mira Lyn Kelly is a USA TODAY bestselling author with over a million readers worldwide. She writes sizzly love stories with hot, possessive heroes who know how to laugh, heroines who give as good as they get, friends as close as family, and happily ever afters up-against-the-wall style! Growing up in the Chicago area, she earned her degree in Fine Arts from Loyola University and met the love of her life while studying abroad in Rome, Italy… only to discover he’d been living right around the corner from her back home. Mira now lives in Minnesota with her husband, four amazing children and two ridiculous dogs. When she isn’t reading, writing, or indulging her weakness for hard cut abs, she can be found running the kids around, watching the Chicago Blackhawks, and cooking with her family and friends.