Release Blitz & Review – Ignite, Melanie Harlow

November 22, 2021 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

“This is the funniest setup I’ve read all year! You’ll be cheering for Winnie and Dex!” —Sarina Bowen, USA Today bestselling author

Ignite, an all-new sexy, grumpy single dad meets the sunshine girl next door romantic comedy from USA Today and #1 Amazon bestselling author Melanie Harlow, is now live!

My new neighbor is a firefighter—and a scorching hot single dad—but I swear I didn’t set off that smoke alarm on purpose.

(And I was beyond mortified when he rushed in and saw me naked.)

Nothing happened, of course—because I, Winnie MacAllister, romance junkie and owner of a constantly broken heart, have sworn off men for one solid year.

Even protective men with chiseled jaws, bulging biceps, and deep brown eyes that make my breath come faster. Even former SEALs with broad chests and strong hands that make my skin sizzle. Even gorgeous, grumpy guys who have their hands full raising two adorable little girls and claim they don’t believe in love.

Until Dex kisses me one night, and I drop all my defenses.

(Also my underwear.)

He says he’s not gentle, and he’s right. He says I should take the dream job I’m offered in another state, and he’s right. He says he’s too old for me and could never be the man I deserve.

He’s wrong.

Dex and I might be twelve years apart, but the fire between us is the kind that will never burn out.

How can I convince him to give happily-ever-after with me a chance?

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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Ignite is the sixth book in the Cloverleigh Farms series by Melanie Harlow. This is the start of a next generation series! You don’t have to read he previous books to enjoy the kids’ stories but I highly recommend it. I have loved and fallen hard for each book and this is Winnie’s (Mack & Frannie’s daughter) story…
Dex was ready to move into his new place along with his two daughters, Hallie and Luna. It had been two years since the divorce and he was home for good after being a Navy SEAL. He was now a firefighter in the small town and a single dad who made mistakes but wanted to give his daughters everything. Except a cat. His girls were all he needed and those two days a week he had them were his favorite days. And when he met his new neighbor, Winnie, he wanted to run but his girls had other plans. They wanted friendship. He knew he was fucked…
Winnie wanted to bite him. The moment she saw him get out of the truck, she knew he was a hottie and when two girls gave him a hug she melted. He was older than her. He was broody. He didn’t believe in happily ever after. If they met months ago there would  have been a chance of her walking away. Now? She was good. She wouldn’t fall in love with him, she was in charge of her own feelings. She won’t make the mistakes of her past. Falling hard and fast. Then he goes and kisses her and later she makes a deal with him. No love, no feelings. Only sex. It wouldn’t work anyway, right?
Omfg! Love, love, loved this book. Second generation is so fun! And damn, age gap as well…yes! I am here for it. I fell hard for these two! They are so unexpected in the best ways. I also loved Hallie and Luna and their morning shit-talks 😂. This book made me laugh so fucking much. They are raw as well. Their story isn’t perfect. They truly have to fight. I can’t wait for the next book, I have a feeling I know who the characters are and I am so excited. It was awesome to catch up with other characters as well.
“Fuck,” I muttered, unable to find another napkin anywhere.
“That’s a dollar-fifty, Daddy.”
“A dollar-fifty!” I turned around and looked at them in the back seat. “You said yesterday the F word was only a buck.”
Hallie smiled sweetly. “Prices go up on Sunday.”
“Because of Jesus,” added Luna.
“I am not adorable. I am manly and tough. Even when I’m sewing.”
“You are. And this is one hundred percent the hottest thing a guy has ever done for me.”
“I forgot to tell you I don’t love you.” He shrugged. “Given how nice I was tonight, I didn’t want you to get worried or anything.”

About Melanie Harlow USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she’s not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like Ted, Lasso, Schitt’s Creek, and Fleabag. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak.

Melanie is the author of the BELLAMY CREEK series, the CLOVERLEIGH FARMS series, the ONE & ONLY series, AFTER WE FALL series, the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, and the FRENCHED series. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

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

November 19, 2021 | Posted in Giveaway, Release Day Blitz, Review | By

Dirty Deal

A Slayers Hockey Novel

Mira Lyn Kelly

November 19th, 2021




I’m not exactly “Daddy” material.

Fatherhood blindsided me.

There I am, working to get a rise out of my cranky little rule-following, fun-wrecking, soon-to-be ex-neighbor when my one-night stand from last season shows up… in labor.

Next thing, I’m a single-dad begging for a crash course in caring for this tiny miracle from the neighbor who loves to hate me.

Turns out, Nora raised half her siblings.

She knows things.

And I know my son needs her.

Unfortunately, she’s not impressed by my NHL career, my legendary charm, or the rumors surrounding the size of my stick (all true btw).

But I’m not trying to impress her. Not anymore. I can’t.

I’m asking her to help me out, because my son deserves better than some player who hasn’t even had a chance to read the manual yet.

Which means no matter how hot I find her spitfire mouth and those rules she doesn’t break… Nora is off-limits.











Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Dirty Deal is the fifth book in the Slayers Hockey series by Mira Lyn Kelly. Each book can be read as standalone but I recommend reading the series since each is unique and awesome in their own ways.
One month. That was all she could give him. One month to take care of the hot player next-door’s newborn son. The son he didn’t expect. The son who is so stinkin’ cute and has his daddy’s charm already. The charm she fell for for one week months ago. Before she realized who he really was. A player on and off the ice. She should walk away but he looked so nervous and this man was never nervous. He was the cocky man who loved to drive her crazy. And now he was a man with a baby who desperately needed her help and she needed a job and a place to stay. One month. Easy, right?
Axel thought so too. I mean the woman loves to hate him but he still sees the look in her eyes when he doesn’t have a shirt on. Lol. But, it’s not like he has time to woo Nora aka Fun Wrecker with a newborn to take care of. Plus, she is only staying with them for one month. Nothing could happen. He didn’t want to jeopardize Otto’s care for a fling with the hot nanny. And that is all it could ever be if they went there. No, he needs to keep his hands to himself. Only…
Omg! I loved this book. Axel is the perfect amount of cocky. He is so funny and the way he is with Otto is swoon-worthy. Nora is has the perfect amount of sass and sweetness. She doesn’t give in to Axel’s ways easily and I love that about her. Together, they are so much fun! They made me laugh, cry, and get all hot and bothered. And the supporting characters are fire. I might also be in love with his brother, Anders. I am excited about a what is up next for these guys and the women they fall for.
She’s a fox. A challenge. And when she gives it up, her laugh is like music.
“You’re the worst.”
“You’re the one peeling my towel off with your eyes.”
“Dude, it’s time to be the bunny.”
5 out of 5 stars

Dirty Deal is the fifth book in the Slayers Hockey series by Mira Lyn Kelly. Oh man do I love these Slayers players! I’m a huge hockey romance fan and this series is one of my favorites! Axel is just so…everything! Sexy, funny, and such a good dad even though he wasn’t remotely ready! He’s had a thing for Nora, his neighbor, for a while, but things just didn’t work out. Now he needs help with Otto and she’s the perfect person. He begs her to be his nanny until he can find a permanent person. Nora agrees because she needs the money and she knows Axel needs help. She won’t get distracted by his sexiness or that towel or those muscles. But even level headed Nora can’t stay strong forever. So what’s a little benefits among roommates? She has a life to start soon so it will be just fun. Axel knows Nora needs to live her life and make her own decisions, but he doesn’t want her to leave. Otto loves her and he needs her. Axel soon realizes he does too. Will he be able to let her go? Or will he fight for love? Oh my! I just loved Axel and Nora and Otto stole my heart. I had so much fun reading this story. Mira just has this way to make you fall in love with every hero. Overall, it was sexy, swoony and fun!  I love a single dad/nanny romance and this one is perfection!

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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.




Release Day Blitz & Reviews – Waiting for Love, Lacey Black

November 5, 2021 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By


Title: Waiting for Love
A Love Vixen Series Standalone
Author: Lacey Black
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 5, 2021




Dear Love Vixen,


You know the saying “always a bridesmaid, never a bride?” That’s me. I’ve stood beside six best friends, with the seventh to marry the man of her dreams in less than a month. I’ve tried everything, from dating apps to websites that promise to find you deep, meaningful love, only to set you up with a dud who leaves you with the whole check. So, I’m done. Throwing in the towel. Over dating. I’m just going to sit here and wait for it to show up on my doorstep like pizza delivery. I’m… Ugh! Sorry, my neighbor is horrible! I wish you could hear how loud and annoying he is. He’s the worst, even if he is slightly gorgeous. The problem is… he knows it. Anyway, back to my issue. I’m tired of looking for love in all the wrong places! (Wow, cue Johnny Lee.) Help!
Waiting in Washington
Dear Lady in Waiting,
You’re going about this all wrong. Don’t think of it as giving up. Think of it as the perfect time to do some inner soul-searching and find out exactly who you are and what you have to offer those you love. You know I always say, you’ll never find love until you find yourself.
Sweetie, I wish I could tell you a timeline, but there isn’t one. Finding true love could take years or it could be closer than you think.
Good luck, hon!
The ♥️ Vixen






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5 out of 5 stars
Waiting For Love is Lacey Black’s story in the The Love Vixen series. A series of twelve stories surround The Love Vixen podcast. I have read all of Lacey’s books and have loved them all. This one is all about neighbors and fate.
Penelope enjoys her time at home. She lives in a small town and has a cute little house with a big garden. She enjoys her quiet and works from home as a buyer for a toy store. She has given up dating after her dates have been dud after dud. She is the last of her college group to find love. She is just over it. She even wrote the Love Vixen for advice and she gave her some good feedback. She needs to do some soul-searching! It would be a lot easier if her noisy-ass but gorgeously annoying neighbor would keep it down in his garage. She also needs to get ready for a wedding weekend. Another wedding where she is a bridesmaid and this time she is the only single one. Fun times, right?
Theo doesn’t even want to date. He just wants to work in his shop and get under his hot neighbor’s skin. That is all he needs. He doesn’t know what her problem is but when she gets upset, it just turns him on. He might have a little crush on her. Maybe. One he needs to get over. Stat. Maybe he should think about dating, after all.
Omg! These two. You could feel the sexual tension through the pages. This book is a slow-burn with the best foreplay. I wish I had time to read more books in the series and discover more authors. Hopefully one day it will happen.
“So, Penelope,” Mom asks, a huge smile on her face. “Do you like manicotti?”
His touch is like gasoline to an already burning fire. It engulfs, the flames spreading through my veins.
We both glance down at the same time and watch her cat circle my legs, rubbing her body along my pants. “She likes you more than she likes me,” Penelope observes.
“I have a way with…”
“Don’t you dare say it.”





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


Release Blitz & Review – Hostile Takeover, Lucy Lennox

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

“An enemies-to-lovers thrill ride! Sexy, gripping, clever and relentlessly good!” – #1NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely

Hostile Takeover, an all-new enemies to lovers mm romance by Lucy Lennox is now available!

It was supposed to be a prank. A silly frat boy dare.

One hot moment in a hidden storage closet. One kiss. No consequences.

But if you get that close to a man with fire in his eyes, you’re gonna get burned, and I was no exception. One taste of Grey Blackwood ruined me for life.

The way Grey sees it, I was the one who did the ruining. I humiliated him. Wrecked his life. Destroyed his future.

Doesn’t matter that he’s clawed his way back and then some. Doesn’t matter that he’s already top of the Wall Street food chain. The man’s ruthless. Heartless. And he likes his revenge served cold.

Now he’s taking down the companies owned by every frat boy who did him wrong. And when he comes for my family’s company, the quiet life I’ve built for myself far away from Manhattan comes crumbling down, too.

But when Grey’s standing in our boardroom, threatening a hostile takeover and demanding I negotiate on behalf of my family, I don’t see an enemy. I see the chance I’ve been waiting for.

The chance for another night in his arms, and hopefully a whole lot more.

Let the negotiations begin.

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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Hostile Takeover is the newest sexy, second chance story by the hilarious Lucy Lennox. I couldn’t be a bigger fan of Lucy’s if I tried. Her books just always make me happy! If you read Luca and Marcel you know who Grey Blackwood is. He’s Marcel’s boss, the sexy, intimidating workaholic who’s been taking over companies and making billions. I knew his story was going to be something else! One hot kiss in the closet with Ellison York in college changed the path of this life. After that incident, he lost his job, his contacts and everything he worked so hard for. But it made him the man he is today. Ruthless, smart and rich as sin. He’s just about to take over the last company of the frat boys who did him wrong. Ellison’s father’s company. He agrees to some stipulations as long as Ellison acts as is PA for 2 weeks while he takes care of business. Ellison isn’t the man he thought he was. He’s caring, sensitive and nothing like his heartless father. He’s also ridiculously attractive, charismatic and sexy. Ellison never thought he’d see Grey again and definitely under these circumstances. Now he has to play nice with Grey to get some of his company back. He never stopped thinking about him after their time in the closet. He always had a thing for Grey in college. The only man he was ever attracted to. And this might be his chance to see if things could ever be different. If Grey could forgive him and they might have a chance at happiness. Ellison softens Greys hard edges and shows him something he never thought he’d have. A partner who’s funny, smart, entertaining and can give as good as he gets. Grey needs to buy a piece of property and Ellison is going to help him get it. They just have to pretend to be boyfriends. For a week. In the Hamptons with Ellison’s family. Pfft. No biggie. After a few days it’s obvious to everyone that they actually care for each other. After a few kisses they both want more. But there’s more on the line than the company and a deal. Will their hearts survive a second time? Holy crap! I loved this story so much! So. Much. I laughed out loud, teared up, laughed some more and just thoroughly enjoyed every word. Ellison is so funny and sexy and smart and Grey is so sexy and is such a good man under the gruff hardness. He never forgot were he came from and just wants to help people. They are one of my favorite Lucy couples and that’s saying a lot since I really, really love all her books!

Meet Lucy Lennox Lucy Lennox is finally putting good use to that English Lit degree earned way back in the 1900s. She stays up way too late each night reading M/M romance because she is a sucker for a good story.

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Release Blitz – Well Played, Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

October 25, 2021 | Posted in Release Day Blitz | By

Title: Well Played
Authors: Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 25, 2021




It all started with a bet.


When my young son inherited half of his great grandfather’s historic inn, I decided to move us both to the place where I grew up.
Notice I said half of the Inn. The other half now belonged to Levi Miller, the famous quarterback who had other ideas about what we should do with the property.
We won’t mention that I accidentally injured him during our first meeting, causing him to get eight stitches.
You could say we got off on the wrong foot.
We bickered a lot as we both moved into the property while we figured things out.
He wanted to unload the rundown place which, admittedly, needed a lot of work.
I wanted to restore The Palm Inn to its original beauty and re-open it as a bed and breakfast.
We couldn’t agree on anything. So Levi made me a proposal. One he thought I would surely lose. If I could sell out the place by the time he had to leave for training at the end of summer, he would back off and let me run it.
But in the weeks that followed, we got more than we bargained for while we were living under the same roof.
Levi and I got closer, and before I knew it, my nightly fantasies about the brawny Adonis became a reality. Not to mention, he was so great with my son.
We were in over our heads in more ways than one.
Because not only was he the last man on Earth I should be falling for because of our deal, but Levi was also my ex’s older brother.
And now the inn was the least of my problems.




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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles 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.


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.


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Release Blitz & Review – Serendipity, Kristen Proby

October 19, 2021 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By


Serendipity by Kristen Proby is now live!


From New York Times Bestselling Author, Kristen Proby, comes Serendipity, the final installment in her gripping Bayou Magic series…

My sight is a gift and also a curse. It cost me the love of my life. We may have been young, but some things you don’t get over. Like being the cause of the biggest tragedy of your boyfriend’s life. It’s something I’ll never forget, and a reflection of who I am. But now that Jackson’s back in town, with scars and a hero’s badge of honor, it’s time for me to be brave, too. A malevolent evil hell-bent on making my sisters and me pay for rebuffing him is still stalking my family, and some ancient writings portended that the six were the only ones who could defeat him. Jackson Pruitt and I round out that magical number, which means I have to face the evil and the things Jack makes me feel, to save my family and my city. I never sought to reconnect with Jack. Working with him now means opening myself up to my feelings for him. Refusing means destruction for us all.  

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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Serendipity is the third and final novel in the Bayou Magic series by Kristen Proby. You can technically read each book as standalone since it is three different couples. I do highly recommend reading them in order though since the storylines are interwoven.
Jackson was only eighteen when he laid eyes on the girl he knew he was going to marry. He knew it from the very first moment he saw Daphne but months later he was gone. Now, more than ten years later he was home. It wasn’t his plan to stay but magic and a little bit of fate we’re keeping him in New Orleans. He had no idea what he was walking into…
Daphne hoped she had more time before seeing him again. She knew it was inevitable but not this soon. She wasn’t ready to be around the man who broke her heart all those years ago. She also knew to save her family she had to let him in. Not into her heart but into their bubble. He was the last key to bringing down the evilness who has been torturing her sisters. It meant it was time to face her past, kick ass in her present, and hope to have a future, evil free. But what will happen when Jackson wants more for their future?
I have read most of Kristen’s books and have loved them all. I have loved getting a new book in this series around Halloween the last couple of years! It has been something to look forward to in October. It’s definitely different than her other books but also the same with the awesome characters and magnificent writing. Can’t wait for more of this genre from one of my favorite writers!
“Something happened at the reception,” Daphne says softly. “I was in the restroom, avoiding G.I. Joe over there.”
“It’s happening the way it’s supposed to,” Millie insists and refills our glasses.
Without even leaving her seat. No bottle needed appartently, as my glass is magically full again.
“I think you just like to show off your witchy skills,” Brielle says, making our sister laugh.
“Let’s go to bed, my beloved.”
“Will you check out my nipples for my perfect lipstick shade?”
“It’s a burden I’m willing to carry.”

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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 & Review – Boyfriend, Sarina Bowen

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

The hottest player on the Moo U hockey team hangs a flyer on the bulletin board, and I am spellbound:

Rent a boyfriend for the holiday. For $25, I will be your Thanksgiving date. I will talk hockey with your dad. I will bring your mother flowers. I will be polite, and wear a nicely ironed shirt…

Now everyone knows it’s a bad idea to introduce your long-time crush to your messed-up family. But I really do need a date for Thanksgiving, even if I’m not willing to say why. So I tear his phone number off of that flyer… and accidentally entangle our star defenseman in a ruse that neither of us can easily unwind.

Because Weston’s family is even nuttier than mine. He needs a date, too, for the most uncomfortable holiday engagement party ever thrown.

There will be hors d’oeuvre. There will be faked PDA. And there will be pro-level awkwardness…

Boyfriend is a full-length stand-alone romance for Weston and Abbi!


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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Boyfriend is a story in the Moo U world by the fabulous Sarina Bowen. I read this novella in the Tis the Season anthology last year and I was so happy that it became a full length novel. I fell hard and fast for Abbi and Weston. Abbi waits tables where Weston and his hockey team likes to come and eat and drink. She has always thought he was sexy and nice, and when she finds out he’s renting himself out as a Boyfriend for Hire for Thanksgiving, she jumps at the chance to hire him. She doesn’t want to go home alone and this is perfect. Weston can’t believe his luck when his fake date is Abbi from the Biscuit. It’s so much easier to fake it when you are really attracted to the person. They actually become friends and it’s glorious! I loved their banter and their nicknames. They both have family issues and with each other’s help they learn, grow and actually make decisions about their futures. Together. I loved every word of this story. The writing is fantastic, the characters real and full of depth. I smiled, laughed, got hot and bothered and as always with a Sarina book, didn’t want it to end!

Audio: Jason Clarke and Emma Wilder were great! I loved them together. They really brought their A game to Weston and Abbi. You can’t go wrong with Jason, Emma and Sarina!


Release Blitz & Reviews – Breaking the Rules, Kendall Ryan

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


Title: Breaking the Rules

Series: Hot Jocks

By Kendall Ryan

Release Day: October 12, 2021


About the Book

The bestselling HOT JOCKS series is back with a brand new novella. In this much anticipated return of the hockey team you know and love, you’ll see what the guys are up to now, and meet the hot new rookie on the team. This series by New York Times bestselling author Kendall Ryan has been called …


“PERFECT!” -Modern Belle




“Delicious and steamy hockey goodness!” New York Times bestseller Elle Kennedy


“Sexy, smart, fun, and just a damn good time.” USA Today bestseller Avery Flynn


Includes bonus material and deleted scenes from the original series.

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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Breaking the Rules is the eighth book in the Hot Jocks series by Kendall Ryan. It includes a novella, a short story and bonus material!
Becca and Owen have been married for eight years. They are still very much in love and Owen is getting close to retirement. They are juggling hockey, kids, and love. They have big changes coming and it’s both overwhelming and exciting. These two are still so adorable, sweet, funny, and flirty and a bit dirty! I loved catching up with them and their hockey family.
🏒 Game for Love
This is a hot roommate hookup story! Preston is the rookie who wants more then middle of the night hookups with his roommate, Essie. It’s complicated, sweet, and more than just sex. Will Essie gives him a shot?
🏑 Deleted and Bonus scenes
These are fan-fucking-tastic! Damn, I love this series.
5 out of 5 stars

Breaking the Rules is a novella in the Hot Jocks series by Kendall Ryan. I absolutely love this fun, short and sexy story for Owen and Becca. We get to see what they are up to and how they are dealing with life, hockey and kids. It was sweet and sexy. We also get a bonus story with the new rookie, Preston. Swoon! Loved this friends to lovers story. And last but not least, the bonus stories. Holy moly! I laughed out loud and remember why I love all these guys!

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 & Review – Chalk Dirty to Me, Lani Lynn Vale

October 5, 2021 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

Chalk Dirty to Me

Madd Crossfit Series 3

October 5, 2021

About the Book 


Two years ago, Cannel Crow experienced the worst day of her life. She was taken from a supermarket, and forced to spend a year with a man that treated her worse than a neglected, chained up dog.


One year later, she’s saved by a shadow organization that believes the law is a joke, and the only person you can count on is you.


After another year, she finally realizes the law’s limitation firsthand when the man that bought her from human traffickers, and then forced her to comply to his every whim for a year, is given a plea bargain for names of others in the operation.


Knowing that her abuser will spend the rest of his life in the lap of luxury under an assumed name, Cannel spirals.


At least, she begins to.


Then Wilhelm Schultz, call me Will, walks into her narrow world, larger than life, and changes her reality between one breath and the next.


The abrasive, larger, gruff police detective sees the world in black and white. There is right, and there is wrong.

Until he falls for a woman that needs him to see shades of gray.


The second he sees the world like she needs him to, there’s not a single thing on the planet that’ll stop him from fighting for her.


Not even the oath he swore to protect and do no harm.


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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Chalk Dirty To Me is the third book in the Madd CrossFit series by Lani Lynn Vale. I’m really enjoying this series. This is Will and Cannel’s story. We met Cannel in Conjugal Visits and Will is a detective new to town. Cannel went through a horrible ordeal, being kidnapped and kept prisoner for a year. She’s back near her home, working and trying to get on with her life. Convinced she’s never going to meet a man and want to have any sort of relationship. Until she meets Will. She instantly knows he’ll never hurt her and protect her and he’s very easy on the eyes. Will is just there to interview her for a case, but he just can’t believe how pretty she is. And feisty. When Cannel realizes he’s the one she’s been looking for and Will knows she’s the one, they go all in. It’s sexy, fun and a little dangerous. It’s also very emotional! Cannel is so strong and determined to get on with her life. Will just wants to be happy and he wants her. Win win! I loved this one! Will, wow. He’s just sexy and smart and that body. Whoa! And the way he loves and cares for his nieces. Yummy! I also loved Cannels brothers and Will’s nieces and I can’t wait for the spin-off series!


About Lani Lynn Vale

Lani Lynn Vale is a Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.


When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.

Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.










Release Day & Reviews – Fallen Royal, Rachel Van Dyken

October 5, 2021 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

Fallen Royal by Rachel Van Dyken is now live!

A mafia romance about betrayal and faith by Rachel Van Dyken, the number one New York Times bestselling author of the Eagle Elite series.

“The truth may hurt for a little while, but a lie hurts forever.”—Ryan Bigge

I grew up knowing it would happen one day.

Believing that I would fall into my father’s footsteps and become a monster of my own making.

So I fought it.

I lived.

I loved.

I teased.

And then one day… I destroyed.

And realized I loved the pain.

Obsessed over the feeling.

So I cut again and again and again.

She saw my rage, my madness, and tried to stop me from destroying myself, and I hated her for it, pushing her away past the point of no return.

Izzy Abandonato was supposed to be mine.

But there are some things people can never come back from. I hurt her, she hurt me, and now I’m living a lie. Telling the ones I love that I’m on one side when for years I’ve been forced to play both.

I’m no angel.

I’ve fallen.

And I may single-handedly bring down the Cosa Nostra—by default.

I, Maksim Sinacore, will have my vengeance.

I will win her back.

Even if it means I have to kill everyone in my path.

The pain masks the betrayal.

I never realized that one day—I’d be the very rat that I hated. That I was sent to kill. But once you’re deep in a lie—you’ll do anything to hide the truth.

She fell for the bad one.

She fell for the sinner.

So why does that make me smile?

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Sandra's Review

Fallen Royals is the fourth book in the Mafia Royals series by Rachel Van Dyken. You can read each book as standalone but I HIGHLY recommend reading them in order for the ultimate experience. You don’t have to read all the Eagle Elite books before starting this series, I have t even read them all and so addicted to the Families. I really can’t give anything away. Eek! This is a hard one!
Maksim and Izzy’s love story is epic! They knew it was love at a young age and their love never stopped. They are the math and science geeks of the group. Izzy might be nerdy but she has balls. Maksim is nerdy hot with charm for days. They know the rules. No dating within the Families but that didn’t stop them. Not until it had to end. It hurt her. It killed him. Now, their love is full of hate. It was the only way to protect them all…
Holy fucking twists, Batman! I don’t even know how to explain in words how much I loved this book. The characters are badass. The writing is beautiful and addictive. It hit me everywhere. I wanted to throw my kindle one minute and hug is tight the next. I was a mess of emotions and loved every minute of it! I was on the edge of my seat and my heart was breaking. Then I would laugh. I felt like I was going crazy.  I felt RVD out did herself with their story and I can’t wait for King’s!
“Don’t worry, man, I won’t be late. I already had breakfast.”
“Huh?” Ash knocked again. “You on that whole protein bar kick again?”
Izzy isn’t someone you date—she’s someone you earn.
It was time I owned who I was—whose I was. A motherfucking Abandonato.
Chase’s daughter.
5 out of 5 stars
Fallen Royal is the fourth book in the Mafia Royals series by the fabulous Rachel Van Dyken. Wow. These kids of the OG Eagle Elite are something fierce! Maksim and Izzy have been in love since they were kids. Even though their parents forbid it, they were kindred spirits with their love of science and math. Maksim knew he is going to have to go into the family business eventually, but he wasn’t sure how he was going to survive doing what would be asked of him. Now he’s not sure what to do. Walking away isn’t an option. He loves his family. He loves his Izzy. But he needs to do this for them. He needs to push Izzy away and make her hate him.  God help him, it was going to kill him to let her go. But he was out of time. Wow! What a rollercoaster of emotions! If I didn’t love and trust Rachel so much I might have doubted her ability to give me what I need. That’s the thing about Rachel, she gives us what we need when we don’t even know we need it! I felt like I was inside Maks and living it with him. What a ride! I laughed out loud, gasped, had to close my eyes and felt my heart crack. These Royals are really living up to their names. Their parents set the bar pretty high and they are killing it! I can’t wait to see what King’s story is going to do to my poor heart!

Meet Rachel

Rachel Van Dyken is the #1 New York Times Bestselling, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of over 90 books ranging from contemporary romance to paranormal. With over four million copies sold, she’s been featured in Forbes, US Weekly, and USA Today. Her books have been translated in more than 15 countries. She was one of the first romance authors to have a Kindle in Motion book through Amazon publishing and continues to strive to be on the cutting edge of the reader experience. She keeps her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, adorable sons, naked cat, and two dogs. For more information about her books and upcoming events, visit

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