Release Blitz & Review – ISO: In Search Of, Lucy Lennox & Molly Maddox

October 24, 2023 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

Title: ISO: In Search Of
Series: After Oscar #4
Authors: Lucy Lennox & Molly Maddox
Genre: MM Romance
Tropes: Fish Out of Water/Cowboy/Grumpy Sunshine
Release Date: October 24, 2023




How in the world does a grumpy rancher end up falling for a rich dilettante?


Richard Dunning has it all: private school education, an exquisite designer wardrobe, a last name that ensures he’s invited to all the best parties, and a skincare regimen that’s to die for.
The only thing he doesn’t have is… well, a job. Or a home. Or money in the bank. Not since his dad cut him off.
So when his best frenemy approaches him with a bet—spend a month working as a cowhand on some godforsaken Wyoming ranch in exchange for his dream job—he’s a little too proud and a lot too desperate to say no.
But from the moment Richard and his rhinestone cowboy hat show up at the Silver Fork Ranch, nothing is as expected.
Not the beautiful vistas, not the terrifying horses, not the friendly people, not the epic quantities of cow manure, and definitely not Boone Hammond, the rugged rancher whose eyes are a little too intense, whose expectations are a little too high, and whose kisses are… a lot too tempting.
But when his month on the ranch comes to a close, Richard must choose: return to the safe, luxurious life he thought he wanted… or risk everything for the love he’s been IN SEARCH OF all along.




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5 out of 5 stars

ISO: In Search of is the fourth book in the After Oscar series by Lucy Lennox and Molly Maddox. I love this series and I’ve been waiting patiently for more! If you read BTW: By the Way, then you have met Richard. This is his story! Richard needs a job and somehow Oscar gets him one. Oscar doesn’t think he can cut it so it is on! Boone needs a cowhand for his ranch. He isn’t picky, just needs help. His oldest friend, and ex, Oscar sends him Richard and Boone was not expecting him. He didn’t expect Richard to be handsome and funny and nice and sparkly. He also didn’t expect him to work his ass off and do everything he’s asked. Richard is not going to quit. He is going to show Oscar and everyone else that he can do this. He just has to stop having sexy thoughts about his boss. The older, handsome cowboy. But when they have to go rescue some cows who got lost they have to spend the night together. In a tent. In the rain. All bets are off! But when they get back to the ranch, will it be like their time together never happened? Or can they somehow make it work? Richard is supposed to go back to New York, but his life priorities have changed. A lot. And he’s not sure he wants to leave Boone or Wyoming. I loved this story so much! Boone and Richard are so cute and funny and sexy together! I love Boone and his romantic side and Richard and his overtly flirty side! I thought they were perfect for each other. Rugged cowboy and his sexy fashionista!




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Lucy Lennox is a USA Today bestselling author and winner of the A.C. Katt Gay Debut Novel Award.


After enjoying creative writing as a child, Lucy didn’t write her first novel until she was over 40 years old. Her debut novel, Borrowing Blue, was published in the autumn of 2016. Lucy has an English Literature degree from Vanderbilt University, but that doesn’t hold a candle to the years and years of staying up all night reading tantalizing novels on her own. She has three children, plays tennis, and hates folding laundry. While her husband is no shmoopy romance hero, he is very good at math, cooks a mean lasagne, has gorgeous eyes, looks hot in his business clothes, and makes her laugh every single day. She writes gay romance with heart, humor, and heat!




Molly Maddox is the romance pen name for a New York Times bestselling author who started writing at an early age because her older sister, Lucy Lennox, was a writer and Molly wanted to be like Lucy in all ways (she still does).


When she’s not writing, Molly likes to cook, read, take pictures of her dog and cat cuddling, and finds an odd satisfaction in folding sheets so that the top sheet is indistinguishable from the bottom sheet.
She loves all things romance and is grateful every day she gets to write for a living.



New Release & Review – I’m Your Guy, Sarina Bowen

October 10, 2023 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

The furniture district is my personal hell. I don’t know my ass from an ottoman. But when a hot designer comes to my rescue, I realize my problems are bigger than the house I’m trying to furnish.
A scorching kiss over fabric samples makes me question all my choices. But is it too late to change my entire life to get more of them?

I need this gig, but my cocky new client leaves out a couple crucial details:
He doesn’t mention that he’s a famous hockey player. And he doesn’t own up to the way he’s always trying to undress me with his dark, broody eyes.
The man throws out more mixed signals than a broken traffic light. I’ve never been more sexually frustrated in my entire life. I need to back away before I do something stupid, like lose my heart.
Oops. Too late.


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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

I’m Your Guy is the second book in the Hockey Guys series by Sarina Bowen. I was so happy when I found out we were getting another book in the series and Tommaso and Carter stole my heart! I had the pleasure of listening to the audiobook and Teddy Hamilton and Jacob Morgan (who are two of my favorite narrators and the first m/m duo I ever listened to) were freaking fantastic! Tommaso has an empty house that he needs to furnish and he hates shopping. When he runs into Carter, a designer, totally by accident, it seems like fate. He can hire Carter and not have to shop. Score! But the more time he spends with Carter, the more he likes him. And not just as a nice guy, he likes him likes him. But he’s not out. He can’t even think about what would happen to his career and his life. But the closer they get, the more Tommaso realizes he needs to live his life the way he wants. And he wants to be happy and be himself. He becomes friends with Newgate and sees how happy he is and he’s not pretending to be something he’s not. But can Tommaso make the leap? For himself? For Carter? Carter has never met anyone like Tommaso. But he’s a famous hockey player and he’s straight. Right? Not if that hot kiss is any indication. But he’s working for him and he can’t afford to lose his job. He just has to stop looking at his abs of glory and focus on his job. He loves the way Tommaso takes care of him, but he can’t fall for another guy who’s unavailable. But if Tommaso’s going to put it all on the line, Carter can too! Holy moly! I love them so much! They were so funny and sexy and fun together. I loved seeing some of the guys from the first book and of course Newgate and Gavin and am hoping there will be more in the series!




Release Blitz & Review – Watch and Learn, Rebel Shaw

October 10, 2023 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By


Title: Watch and Learn
Author: Rebel Shaw
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tropes: Second Chance/Sports Romance
Release Date: October 10, 2023






All I wanted to do was be me, for one night. I didn’t want to be the number one quarterback in the league. I just wanted to be Nate. I couldn’t tell you exactly what made me stop at that dive bar on the outskirts of town, but it changed my life.
Our connection was instant and undeniable. Our night together was explosive, which led to another, and then another. No strings. Neither of us had time in our busy lives for more.
When tragedy strikes, we part ways, but those strings we swore were not there tethered me to her. An invisible line from my heart to hers. It doesn’t matter how much time has passed. I still want her.
After a long day at work, the last thing I should have done was stop at a seedy establishment at the edge of town, but something had me pulling my car into the lot and going inside. The place was empty, except one man. An impossibly gorgeous guy with sexy eyes as dark as the night.
I threw caution to the wind and invited him home. Our night together was magic, and when it came time to part ways, we both decided not to. No strings. Just great sex.
However, our time is cut short when he sustains an injury on the field and leaves, breaking my heart into a thousand pieces on his way out the door. What was supposed to be just for fun turned out to be anything but, and when he returns to town years later, I realize I’m in trouble. My heart still craves him.




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5 out of 5 stars
Watch and Learn is Rebel Shaw’s newest standalone. I am soooo hoping that it turns into a series. There is one more player I would love to find love. 💋 

Nate and Oaklyn had no idea that when they both decided to stop at a dive bar on the outside of town that it would change both of their lives…

Nate just wanted one night to be himself. No VIP sections. No football groupies. No photographers. Just one night to just be. He didn’t expect when he sat down at the empty bar that the love of his life was about to walk in and fall… literally. The moment he saved her from hitting the floor, he wanted her. He was happy to just talk to her. But then, the unexpected happen… they have an explosive night. Then another and another. For not weeks but months…

Then boom! It was over. Their friends-with-benefits arrangement. His injury took him home. And years, later, he was back. Her body still crave his touch. Her heart still aches for him. He says he never forgot what they shared. That he still wants her and not just for sex. He wants forever but can she trust that he wont leave her again? 

Love!! I do love a good second chance romance and Nate being a hot football player was an added bonus. Oh, and Oaklyn is a badass doctor. #PowerCouple. I thought their story was fun, sweet, hot, and overall fantastic. 




Rebel Shaw is the alter ego of the romance writing duo Lacey Black and Kaylee Ryan.




Release Blitz & Reviews – Puck Yes, Lauren Blakely

October 9, 2023 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By



Release Date: October 9th

Genre/Tropes: MFM / Fake Marriage / Hockey Romance / Why Choose Style / Rom Com

Complete standalone!




Get Ready to Say Puck Yes to a Hockey Romance Like No Other!


From #1 NYT bestselling author Lauren Blakely comes a sizzling-hot romance about a woman falling for both her hockey-playing fake husband and her hockey-playing secret boyfriend as they share her!


MFM Romance ✅

Fake Marriage ✅

Hockey Romance ✅

Why Choose Style ✅

Rom Com Vibes ✅


This book checks all the boxes for a steamy, hilarious, and utterly addictive read!


“My ex didn’t want to ‘settle’ with me…so I got a glow-up and married the hot new hockey player. But I’m not settling for just one—his team captain wants me too.”


Now available in Kindle Unlimited!


The audiobook is performed in duet by Samantha Brentmoor, Jacob Morgan, and Teddy Hamilton


Sandra's Review

Puck Yes is the second book in the My Hockey Romance series by Lauren Blakely. It can be read as standalone but I do recommend reading Double Pucked since it is hot AF. 
Ivy needed a wedding date. Stat. To her ex-boyfriend and recently ex-boss’s wedding. Crazy, right? What is even crazier is that her new neighbor and flirty stranger, Hayes, volunteers to be her plus-one. She knew the man was hot, what she didn’t know was that he was the new hotshot hockey player on the team she was the new mascot for. It wasn’t the only unexpected thing to happen on her first day…
Stefan, the team’s captain, hits on her. A man she has known for years. She has never had two men look at her the way they did. With want. Lust. Need. Adornment. She was in a sexy twilight zone and didn’t know what to do about it until one dare changes everything. She marries Hayes in Vegas and both men take the bride to bed. Together. 
This is where the fake relationship while really married comes in… they just need to get through two events. Easy. What’s not easy is not falling in love with her husband and secret boyfriend. 
Puck yes, this book is straight fire!! 🏒💋🏒 Ivy and her men are not only hot in the bedroom but so much fun out of it. Even if it has to be on the down-low. What would people think of the new mascot not only being married to the team’s new player but also being with it’s team captain? 
Lauren absolutely killed it with this throuple! It’s fun, sexy, swoony, sweet, naughty and emotional.
5 out of 5 stars

Puck Yes is the second book in the My Hockey Romance series by Lauren Blakely. I’m loving this series of sexy hockey players and the women they fall for. Puck Yes is Ivy’s story! We met and loved Ivy in Double Pucked (Ryker’s sister) and I was excited that we were getting her story. Ivy meets, Hayes, a sexy stranger at the perfect time. She needs a plus one to a wedding and he’s there for her. She never expects to see him again at work, but he’s the new hockey star on the team she works for. Then after a dare, she’s married to him! But that’s only the beginning. She also wants his teammate, Stefan. She never thought her wedding night would be with both Hayes and Stefan. Now she has a husband and a secret boyfriend. Temporarily. But what if it could be forever? Could they really make this throuple work? Hell yes they can! And it’s hot and sexy and sweet and fun! I loved the banter in and out of the bedroom and hope we see these characters again!

Audio: Teddy, Jacob and Samantha killed this one! They sounded so good together! These narrators and Lauren’s words are pure bliss for my ears!


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The hotshot new hockey player, the veteran team captain, and the woman they fall for when she becomes the new team mascot in a fake marriage hockey rom com!


When my ex trades me out for a better model—my boss—I don’t take getting screwed over lying down.


Instead, I get a glow up, not only landing a new job with the hockey team but also scoring the city’s hot new hockey player as my plus one to my ex’s wedding. Then, the sexy team captain starts flirting with me, too.


But one night after a win, I accidentally marry that intense new guy after the captain dares us to say I do. One dare leads to another, and I’m experiencing double the pleasure as I say puck yes to both players sharing me on my wedding night.


In the morning, when hubby and I are on our way to get an annulment, the team owner spots our rings and invites the new it couple to attend her upcoming charity golf tournament.


Looks like I have to fake it as Mrs. Hockey for the hockey season and the wedding season. There’s only one problem.


We’re not just a couple. Both guys want more of me.


And pretty soon I’ve got a bigger problem – I’m falling for my fake husband and my secret boyfriend at the same time.


Puck Yes is a standalone hockey, fake marriage, spicy workplace MFM romance with a guaranteed why-choose style HEA! No swords cross. The two guys are all about HER all throughout! This story is perfect for fans of spicy hockey romance!





About Lauren Blakely:


A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s cut but spicy. Lauren likes dogs, cake, and show tunes and is the vegetarian at your dinner party.



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New Release & Reviews – Dirty Dare, Mira Lyn Kelly

October 6, 2023 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By


𝐈𝐭 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐚𝐬 𝐚 𝐝𝐚𝐫𝐞

A laugh, a drunken challenge to me, captain of the guys’ hockey team, to kiss him, captain of the swim team.

𝐈𝐭 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐰𝐞𝐫

It was a question I didn’t even realize I’d been asking.

𝐈𝐭 𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐠

He became everything. My beating heart. My every thought. What I held more precious than a future I’d been sacrificing for as long as I could remember.

𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐢𝐭 𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐝

We ended. Without another soul ever discovering we existed to begin with.

𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐮𝐩𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤

But four years and a Slayers Hockey contract later, here I am…

Wondering if I dare to risk it all again.


Now available on most retailers! 𝐃𝐢𝐫𝐭𝐲 𝐃𝐚𝐫𝐞 will go into Kindle Unlimited on October 10th. 






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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Dirty Dare is a novella in the Slayers Hockey series. I have read all of the books in the Slayers series and have loved them all. This is the first MM and I thought it was fantastic! 

Trevor hasn’t been to his hometown since he left after high school. It’s been four years since he saw the man who changed him. The man who stayed. And now, Trevor was back for a month since the off-season. He needed to get away from his ex. He just wanted to lay-low in a cabin by the lake. What he didn’t expect was for Cameron to change his life all over again…

We met Trevor aka Gulls in Dirty D-Man. I had a feeling we would get his story one day but I didn’t expect this and I loved it! I hope Mira writes more MM in the future.



Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Dirty Dare is an m/m novella in the Slayers Hockey series and I loved it! I was very excited when Mira said she was writing m/m and I hope she does more! It’s a short, sweet and satisfying second chance romance between Trevor (Gulls) and Cam. I hope we get to see them again in future books!


Release Blitz & Review – Salems Song, Kristen Proby

October 3, 2023 | Posted in New Release, Release Day Blitz, Review | By



Salems Song by Kristen Proby is now live! 


Submerge yourself in the final enthralling installment of New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby’s The Curse of the Blood Moon series.


Torn apart by tragedy, Lorelei has kept Xander at arm’s length, focusing on her career and gifts, rather than rekindling their love. But now that she’s back in Salem, she can’t avoid him and finds herself slowly softening toward the man she’s loved all of her life. However, the witch hunter they’ve been fighting still hasn’t been vanquished. Between that and breaking the curse of the Blood Moon, now is not the best time for her to give the sexy Xander another try.


Despite Lora pushing him away, Xander has never stopped loving her. But now that the stakes are higher with evil threatening them more than ever, he is done giving her time and space. With the curse that Jonas put into place long ago creating havoc with the innocent residents of Salem, the core six, their coven, and the witches from Hallows End need to work together to overcome true wickedness.


Will Xander and Lora find themselves once again amidst these stormy seas and their recent separation? Or will evil reign, throwing the core six, Salem and Hallows End into unimaginable peril?


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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Salems Song is the third and I believe last book in the The Curse of the Blood Moon series by Kristen Proby. Each book is about a different couple but the storyline runs throughout the series so you will need to start from the beginning. 
Three years ago Lorelei made the sudden move to California. She left her family and her soulmate behind. While gone she was able to avoid Xander and all the questions about their love life from her cousins but now, she was back. She could no longer keep them at an arm’s length. She was there to lift a curse and fight the unknown. She wasn’t there to fight for their love but Xander had other plans…
Xander has loved Lorelei his entire life. She is all he sees. He knows she has been avoiding him over the last three years, he gets it but he can no longer stay away. He needs to protect her. He needs to be close to do just that. He will not push her but he will just to show her that she can trust him and just in their love. It’s real and it will never go away. 
Will the core six lift the curse of the blood moon? Will Xander and Lorelei find their way back to each other? Will they defeat the unknown once and for all? 
I loved this couple and these series. Xander and Lorelei’s love runs deep but not without heartache. It’s one emotional ride. It’s also sexy, fun, and suspenseful. The whole series is just fantastic. 


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Kristen Proby is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of over seventy published titles. She debuted in 2012, captivating fans with spicy contemporary romance about families and friends with plenty of swoony love. She also writes paranormal romance and suggests you keep the lights on while reading them.


When not under deadline, Kristen enjoys spending time with her husband and their fur babies, riding her bike, relaxing with embroidery, trying her hand at painting, and, of course, enjoying her beautiful home in the mountains of Montana. 


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Release Blitz & Review – Find Me Worthy, Annabeth Albert

September 28, 2023 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By






I thought I’d lost myself…

Until Sam found me. I’m back in Safe Harbor, where I haven’t belonged in over twenty years. I’m unsure how I ended up here, yet I’m certain Sam is the key to finally healing.

But it’s complicated.

Sam’s had a crush on me since we were younger. To me, however, he was always the annoying kid tagging along. Now he’s all grown-up and delightfully bossy—and sexy—as he encourages me to reclaim my health.

I enjoy pushing Sam’s buttons, but one button too many leads to a scorching kiss. Soon, we’re using Sam’s cushy bed for way more than sleeping. But I can’t imagine staying in Safe Harbor forever, and no way is Sam leaving.

Sam’s given me a place to stay, a job at his nonprofit coffee shop, and a sense of purpose when I had none. But can I give him my heart? And more importantly, can I overcome my past to make Safe Harbor my future?

FIND ME WORTHY is a hurt/comfort childhood crush-to-lovers MM romance. This unexpected roommate arrangement stars two mature heroes with a minor age gap, mental health representation, and plenty of first times and sexy discoveries for everyone. Deep feels, dual point-of-view, and big fluffy HEA guaranteed.

FIND ME WORTHY is book three and the thrilling conclusion to the Safe Harbor series from acclaimed author Annabeth Albert. This small historic Oregon town has a tight friend group, memorable secondary characters, quirky businesses, and long-held secrets. Each book stands alone with a fresh couple, but the background mystery of the town’s secrets ties the series together, making reading in order more fun!

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5 out of 5 stars

Find Me Worthy is the third and final book in the Safe Harbor series by Annabeth Albert (insert tears here!) I’m sad that the series is over, but I truly loved it! I’m glad it’s coming full circle back to Worth and Sam. Sam had a crush on Worth when he was young and he’s never forgotten about him. Through the series and the cold case about Worth’s mom, Sam has texted him just to let him know he’s thinking about him. When he finds Worth on his front lawn (the house that Worth grew up in), he knows he needs help. He takes him in and cares for him. Not letting him get away. Worth has a lot to deal with now that he’s back in Safe Harbor. His physical and mental health took a hit and he needs help. Sam is there for him, supporting him and reminding him that he’s important and special. When Sam realizes Worth needs more than just words, he’s just the man to show him the way. The closer they get, the more comfortable Worth gets, but can he stay in town after everything that’s happened? Sam’s dreams sound wonderful. Could they be his dreams too? I’ve been waiting for this book and Annabeth didn’t disappoint! Worth’s story was emotional and heavy in ways the others weren’t. Worth’s mental health and his plan to take back control of his life were spot on. Sam helped Worth in ways he didn’t even know in the past and now he wants a real future with the man he’s always wanted. I loved seeing Sam’s friends again and I loved his parents! I loved the love and support of the entire town. I’m sad the series is over (loved the epilogue!) but it was the perfect ending!



Release Blitz & Review – Without You, Lacey Black

September 26, 2023 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By


Title: Without You
Series: Burgers and Brew Crüe #8
Author: Lacey Black
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tropes: Single Dad/Second Chance/Small Town
Release Date: September 26, 2023






I spend my days brewing beer for the popular Brew Crüe Beer Company and my nights devoted to being a dad. Raising a young child with special needs can be tough and stressful, but I wouldn’t change it for the world. He’s everything to me, and the reason I keep going. It’s him and me against the world, and I have no intention of changing that.
Then, Kinsley McGregor walks back into my life.
Letting her go all those years ago was the hardest thing I had ever done, and having her here proves how good we are. Unfortunately, her Nashville life is calling, and I will have to let her go again.
This time, it’s not just my heart I risk, but my four-year-old son’s too.




My entire life explodes on television for the whole world to witness. After my husband’s public affair throughout the course of my very first headlining tour, I retreat to my safe haven: Stewart Grove. I need a place to lick my wounds and figure out my next step, without being under the watchful eye of the paparazzi, and I find it in my hometown.
I wasn’t planning to reconnect the man I left behind, along with his adorable son.
Tucker Dunn was everything I ever wanted before I went to Nashville to chase my country music dreams. Leaving him in Stewart Grove wasn’t easy, but it was the path we chose together.
Now, I stare down the same choices; only this time, the decision will be harder to make.




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5 out of 5 stars
Without You is the eighth book in the Burgers and Brew series by Lacey Black. You can read each book as standalone but I highly recommend reading the series since they are all so much fun, sweet, and sexy. The Crüe is very much together in each book so it would be good to get to know each couple. This is Kellen’s (bartender) sister’s and his best friend, Tucker’s story.
Kinsley needed to be home. Home to Stewart Grove with her brother. It was the only place she wanted to be after watching her husband have sex on national tv before her last concert on tour. She wasn’t broken, she was angry. At him. At herself. She needed her safe place and that was with Kellen. And maybe with someone else…
Tucker has never forgotten the one that walked away. He wanted her to follow her dreams in Nashville nine years ago. He knows she has visited throughout the years but he hasn’t seen her. And now, she was here and he knows she needs a friend. He knows that’s what it could ever be. He is a single dad and she was a star who would need to go back to the touring life. But what if?!
What if they could reconnect as more than friends? What if he dreams change? What if he can’t let her walk away this time? The love is still there, maybe it never truly left. But what if it was all too much?
Wow!! This series just keeps getting better and better! Tucker is swoonworthy, sweet, hot AF, and is such an amazing dad. Kinsley is a badass boss , sweet, and just fits in his world.




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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 – Honeyed, Carrie Aarons

September 22, 2023 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By



Honeyed by Carrie Aarons is now live!

Growing up in a house full of brothers, it’s not a surprise that Alana Ashton is the princess of Hope Crest.

Being the only female of the small town’s founding family means that while she usually gets her way, she has to work doubly hard to earn and keep respect. Veering from her expected path to follow crazy dreams, like opening her own shop, not only isn’t in the cards, it’s also not taken seriously. So when her best friend, the ex-high school quarterback with a smile of gold and a traumatic past, proposes marriage out of the blue after years of Alana not-so-secretly pining after him, the answer isn’t an automatic no.

Marrying him, and the fortune they’ll both inherit if she specifically says I do, could be just the thing to set her vision in motion. But can she keep their decades-long relationship strictly business, or will those long unrequited feelings fool her into thinking this union will be for life?

Warren Teal is the orphan no one wanted but everyone speculated about.

After his father tragically took his mother from him, Warren’s story has been broadcast in the media for years. Cue the Ashtons, who took him under their wings the first time Alana brought him home in middle school. Years later, Hope Crest’s royal family offered him a job at their renowned restaurant, and Warren thought he’d found the quiet, under-the-radar life he’d always been searching for.

Until the day he received a letter leaving him a fortune. There was just one catch; he must marry to receive it. And not just anyone, but the gorgeous, stubborn woman he’d always loved in secret but never felt worthy of. Knowing he could return the favor and grant her wildest dreams, he popped the question.

But when his past comes for the future they’re building, she gets caught in the crossfires of the danger and darkness meant for him. Divorce, and breaking his own heart, seem like the only options to keep her safe.

Even if doing so means he may never get to confess that their fake marriage is the realest love he’s ever experienced.


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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Honeyed is the second book in the Ashton Family series by Carrie Aarons. You can read each book as standalone but I recommend reading Bittersweet to get a glimpse into Warren and Alana’s friendship. You know…before they get married. 
Alana has loved her best friend since she truly knew what love was. She has tried to date other men but they are not him. They have had their shares of ups and downs throughout the years but will always be there for each other. So when Warren out of the blue asks her to marry him… she knows it will confuse her heart even more but she agrees. For him. For her. For a friend. The money can make all their dreams come true. 
Warren’s adoptive father knew exactly what he was doing when he added to his will that Will had to marry Alana to get his fortune. It was forcing Warren to get his head out of his ass to finally admit that he loved his best friend. But will he? He is one loyal and stubborn man but there is always a breaking point, right? 
Carrie killed it with this one. I love Warren and Alana. I love her family even though I wanted to tell off-one of the members. In the end it’s an emotional, steamy, and fun story about two best friends who would do anything for one another. 


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


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


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Release Blitz, Reviews & *Giveaway* – Infamous Park Avenue Prince, Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine

September 21, 2023 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By



Park Avenue Princes #1

by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine

Release Blitz

Release Date: September 21, 2023

Cover Design:

Hang Le


Ren Saliba

Genre: M/M Romance Standalone

Trope: Biawakening, virgin/golden boy, playboy, bet, revenge, new guy, secret relationship


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

Some call us spoiled.

Some call us trouble.

But everyone calls us the Park Avenue Princes.

Weston LaRue

“The Playboy”

I’m never one to turn down a bet. Especially not when it comes to retaliating against the dean for pulling a dick move before summer break.

So when the dean’s golden child arrives at Astor for his freshman year, my fellow troublemakers throw down a wager I can’t resist.

The target: the dean’s son, John Thomas Hawthorne, or “JT.”

The bet: corruption in any way I choose.

It should’ve been easy. With his mess of brown curls, pouty lips, and good-boy reputation, JT is the perfect revenge. And even better? He’s straight.

Challenge accepted. I’ll do whatever it takes to prove a point, no matter how reckless it might be.

Game. On.

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5 out of 5 stars

Infamous Park Avenue Prince is the first book in the Park Avenue Princess series by one of my favorite duos, Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine. I am soooo excited about this series especially after reading the first book. 
Weston LaRue doesn’t lose and he always gets what he wants. And right now, he wants to win this bet with his friends, get revenge against the dean, and JT Hawthorne to fall. The dean’s son might have been warned about his group, the Park Avenue Princes but he knew his charm would get JT in his bed. What West didn’t see coming was that JT would get into his heart…
JT knew he should stay away from West and his crew but he also wanted to have a good time and he liked West. Was he arrogant? Hell yes. Was he charming? 100%. Was he hot? That was where JT was confused… he never even thought about another man in that way but he did now. There was just something about him that made him fell alive, wanted, and adored in all kinds of ways. 
These two are straight 🔥. I am in love with the start of these new series. The characters. The story. The writing. It’s addictive and different. I loved it all. I am excited about the next couple! I have a feeling I know who it is going to be and if I am right, it’s going to be explosive. 
5 out of 5 stars

There is no other feeling in the world if you are a book lover than finding out one of your favorite writing duos is starting a new series! Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine are bringing it with the Park Avenue Princes! And there are seven of them! Woohoo! Weston LaRue is one of the richest students at Astor University and when he and his friends make a bet about the dean’s son as revenge, he didn’t see JT coming. He thought it would be easy, he’s handsome, innocent and definitely corruptible. JT was warned about West and his friends, but he wants to make his own choices. West seems nice and friendly and wants to give JT the college experience. JT has never been attracted to men before but there’s something about West. He’s handsome, cocky, confident and friendly. He’s also flirty and keeps showing up wherever JT is. The closer they get, the more JT relaxes and just lets things happen. He’s attracted to West. A lot. It seems natural and right. West didn’t expect to like JT, but he does. More than he’s ever liked another man. He’s good, nice and makes him a better man. But that all goes up in smoke when JT finds out about the bet. He not only broke JT’s heart, he broke his own. Now he needs to find a way to fix it and get JT back. JT isn’t going to make it easy and that’s one of the things I love about him! He might be young, but he’s tough and smart! I loved these two! They are opposites, but they go together so well. They are funny, sexy and even a little sweet. They share things about their lives and are open to learning new things. I’m already addicted to these characters and I can’t wait for more!


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Other Titles Within this Series


Park Avenue Princes #2

Coming Soon

Release Date: November 9, 2023



Park Avenue Princes #3

Coming Soon

Release Date: February 8, 2024


About the Author

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

Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.

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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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