New Release and Reviews – Shut Up and Kiss Me, Lauren Blakely

March 25, 2022 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

 

 

When a scorching one-night stand between best friends absolutely, definitely shouldn’t happen again…

How to resist sleeping with your best friend when you’re stuck in a hotel room in Vegas with the charming, glasses-wearing hottie.

1. Slather your face in a grapefruit mask
2. Wear a big, fluffy robe
3. Make him do the same.

Oops.

Didn’t work. Turns out our libidos had other plans.

But, no biggie. After epic, soul-shattering banging, I’ll just put the genie back in the bottle the next morning. Only, that’s easier said than done. After years of scraping by, Nolan and I just landed the big break of a lifetime for our scrappy online restaurant review show. We’re going to New York for a month.

Just the two of us. TOGETHER ALL THE TIME.

But I’ve already lost my best friend once, so I’ll do whatever it takes to resist thoroughly delicious Nolan again.

Until I learn whatever it takes might cost me everything.

 

Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Shut Up and Kiss Me is the second book in the Happy Endings series by one of my favorite authors ever, Lauren Blakely. You can read each book as standalone but I recommend reading A Wild Card Kiss since it’s fan-f*@king-tastic! The wait is over, people! This is Nolan and Emerson’s story…
Emerson and Nolan are best friends. They met in college twelve years ago and for the last year and a handful of months they have been working together co-hosting a food show on YouTube. They have toed the line over the years but never fully crossed it and with the show picking up speed they need to keep it that way. So, it should be easy to spend a weekend in Las Vegas in a suite, right?
Totally! Not like they haven’t been there before or shared a room over the last twelve years. This trip is all business. That is until the banging begins. One night. That is all it could be. They have to go back to the other side of the line. Back to best friends and co-hosts. They both need to bring their channel to the top. But can they go back to the way they were before Vegas? I mean it’s not like Nolan is a glasses-wearing hottie who makes her laugh or a man who melts her panties with just a smirk. Or even makes her blush and think naughty thoughts with his flirty innuendos. And Emerson isn’t beautiful in every way even if she thinks she can be an jerk or makes him hard with just one look. Or makes him laugh with her to-do lists. Nope, definitely none of those things.
I absolutely adored this story! It’s so much fun, sizzling, and emotional. The perfect combo! They made me laugh so hard I snorted. Their connection is beautiful and full of heart, want, and devotion. It was also fun to catch up with both the San Francisco  and New York friends. I can’t wait for more of their stories. ♥️♥️
Quotes:
Wait a sexy seconds “No off told me there would be snacks,” I say to Nolan, latching onto this new intel.
“I didn’t know they were offering your favorite meal of the day,” he says.
(HAHA. I had to add this one since I am know for my snacks.)
“I’ll sleep on the couch,” I blurt.
Or maybe I croak it. I’m a frog. A horny toad.
It’s insane and wild and intimate, beautiful in its own dirty way.
5 out of 5 stars

Shut Up and Kiss Me is the second book in the Happy Endings series by Lauren Blakely. This is a fun, sexy, best friends to lovers story that had me laughing out loud, swooning and made me hungry. Nolan and Emerson are best friends who do a YouTube show together, How to Eat a Banana. It’s a food show full of innuendo and fun and they both love what they do and have fun doing it. They get an opportunity to take the show to New York and that means a lot of togetherness. All of a sudden the sexual tension is off the charts. But getting their show to the next level is more important than taking their friendship to the lover zone. But it’s hard to resist the person who makes you laugh. Who looks at you like you’re their next meal. The attraction is just too much to ignore and they give in to it. But was it just one night or can they make it work? Is there too much on the line to get involved with your co-worker? I love this couple! Nolan is just so swoony with his glasses and his sense of humor. Emerson is fun, smart and sexy. I’m really enjoying this series and all it’s characters. I can’t wait for them all to get books!

Audio: Jason and Julia were so fantastic! I love them together and thought they were the perfect Nolan and Emerson!

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Release Blitz & Review – The Secret, Kristen Proby

March 22, 2022 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

The Secret by Kristen Proby is now live!

From NYT and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby comes a forbidden romance. The Secret is the first in the Single in Seattle series!

Vaughn is everything I’m supposed to stay away from. Sexy. Cocky. And famous. Ultra-famous. I grew up in a family full of wealthy celebrities. My father, Luke Williams, is the celebrity of them all. A superstar actor and producer, my father knows the downside of living in the spotlight. And because of that, he sheltered my siblings and me from everything Hollywood entailed. We didn’t attend premieres. We weren’t photographed. There were no friendships with other celebrities’ children. The limelight couldn’t touch us. But now, at twenty-five, I’m ready to start my life, working for my father’s production company in downtown Seattle–until Vaughn Barrymore walks through the door. He can’t keep his hands off me. He’s completely forbidden, but I can’t help falling for the sweet, complicated man. When–and it’s when not if–my family finds out that I’ve been keeping this secret, will I have to choose between the man I love and those who mean the most to me? Or, by some miracle, can I have both?

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Narrated by: Erin Mallon & Tim Paige

 

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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

The Secret is the first novel in the Single in Seattle series by Kristen Proby. There is a FREE prequel to the series called The Surprise so make sure to one-click it. You don’t have to read it since each book is standalone but why not start at the beginning, right? If you started from the very, very beginning like me and read the With Me in Seattle, you are going to absolutely love the start of the next generation books. Olivia’s family is full of celebrities. She was now twenty-five and in the business of Hollywood herself as a costume designer for her dad’s production company in Seattle. Her parents, Luke and Natalie didn’t want to raise their children in the LA scene. No paps, no red carpets, no glitz and glam. Luke lived the Hollywood life and want a more normal life. They had family, friends, and so much love. Olivia loved her job, it is her passion, her love, her joy. Many of the celebrities she worked with were wonderful hen he walked into her life. Vaughn Barrymore. A cocky, jerky actor who set her body on fire… Vaughn’s family is celebrity royalty. Generations of actors and actress. He was used to the Hollywood lifestyle including absentee parents. He had family connections but he worked his ass off to get to where he was and right now he was in Seattle. In front of a woman who he instantly wanted. And he knew once he had her once wouldn’t be enough except she had other plans… She shouldn’t want him. His life was everything her father warned her about. He was used to being followed and she was used to her privacy. She didn’t even use her father’s last name as a professional. They would have to be a secret. A forbidden secret. Will that be enough though? It is just a fling or something more? I ♥️ Vaughn and Olivia! They are 🔥 and so much more. I loved all the their sides. They are so much fun, hot AF, sweet, and swoony. Vaughn with his goddaughter just made me melt. Then his hair pulling skills made me want to make babies with him. Lol. I am so excited about the rest of this series! P.S. Make sure to read the bonus scene! Quotes: “I thought you were being completely unprofessional and wasting my time.” He sweeps a piece of my hair off my cheek. “And then you just stood up for yourself and put me in my place. I’ve never been so turned on in my life.” He brushes his hands through my hair and kisses me, soft and slow, like an old-fashioned love song. “For fuck’s sake, Liv, why do you want me incarcerated?”    
 

Meet Kristen

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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New Release & Review – Shenanigans, Sarina Bowen

March 15, 2022 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

 

 

What I meant to do in Vegas: Let my hair down for once and celebrate winning a medal at my first women’s hockey all-stars competition.

What I actually did: Got senior prom drunk and woke up married to Brooklyn’s star winger, the great Neil Drake. 

He’s the heir to a billion dollars, and I barely survived my childhood. Our friendship is based strictly only on hockey, takeout food, and smack talk. 

And now holy matrimony. Although we both know it can’t last, especially once his evil family gets wind of our Vegas shenanigans… 

Contains: Meddling teammates, meddling parents, ugly jewelry, and a pretend-kiss that nearly sets the world on fire.

 

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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Shenanigans is the sixth book in the Brooklyn series by Sarina Bowen. I love this series so much! This is another awesome pairing of both the hero and heroine being Brooklyn hockey players. Charli is bada** and I already knew she and Neil were going to be fire together. They come from completely different backgrounds and lifestyles and up to this point they appeared to hate each other. But everyone knew better. Especially when they end up drunk and married in Vegas. It’s hilarious and perfect for them. Now they have to deal with each other and their feelings. Neil wants a favor from his fake wife and Charli wants a new place to live. Win win. Until they start to really like each other. Become friends. And then more. Their chemistry is off the charts and their flirt game is epic. And they aren’t as opposite as they thought they were. Neil had feelings for Charli before he married her and now he wants her even more. But she just can’t trust people. Her past is still too fresh. Can Neil tell Charli how he really feels before it’s too late? Will Charli trust that Nate isn’t who she thought he was? He’s everything. I love these two and all their friends and Jimbo! Being with these two teams, and groups of friends just makes me happy. I also loved that Neil is a type 1 diabetic and that was a huge part of this story. It showed what he needed to go through to check his sugar, eat and his send insulin to his pump.

Audio – Jason Clarke and Vanessa Edwin were really fantastic! I love them both and I though they brought the perfect mix of humor and emotion to Neil and Charli.

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Release Blitz & Review – Wild Side, Lacey Black

March 15, 2022 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

 

Title: Wild Side
Series: Burgers and Brew Crüe #4
Author: Lacey Black
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 15, 2022

 

BLURB

 

Jameson

 

Last man standing. I’ve watched all three of my friends fall in love with no desire to ever follow in their footsteps. Collectively, we own the hottest restaurant, bar, and brewery in town. They are a few of the places I find peace, a refuge against this cruel world. When I’m on the stage playing music, everything just seems to fade away.
Until I saw her.
She was sitting in the crowd, a bright, beautiful ray of light, fighting against the darkness surrounding me. I do everything I can to keep her in the friend-zone, but she’s making it difficult.
I don’t just want her; I need her.
Madelyn
The first moment I saw him on the stage I knew he was different. Rough, tattooed, and with the voice of an angel, he was playing guitar and singing a song about love and hurt. I was captivated, completely drawn to the emotions I saw in those warm whiskey eyes. From that moment on, I felt compelled to be his friend.
He didn’t make it easy.
The boundaries between friendship and relationship start to blur, and even though he fights me every step of the way, I can’t help the way I feel. I promised him I’d always be his friend.
Now I want more.

 

 

 

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Free in Kindle Unlimited
5 out of 5 stars
Wild Side is the fourth novel in the Burgers and Brew Crüe series by Lacey Black. You can read each book as standalone but I HIGHLY recommend reading the series in order since they are all connected by friendship, family and business. I have been waiting for Jameson’s story, we all knew it was going to happen one day and that day is here…
Jameson is happy for his friends. They have all fallen in love and their lives are better for it but he never wanted any of it. He lived in darkness even though others saw light in him. They were his real family. He was content living his life surrounded by them, the business, music, and motorcycle rides. Amie to scratch an itch once in awhile. But then he saw her. A woman in pearls watching him on stage. She was different. She was bathed in light. The kind of woman who probably thought he was the worst kind of man. Trouble and she would be right. She should stay away. He should stay away…
Madelyn was new to town. She only had two people in her life in Stewart Grove. Her grandmother and cousin. She was happy to be free of her New York life. She wasn’t looking for more until she saw him. A man who took up the stage and her attention. He was broad, tattooed, and all man. A man who she didn’t seeing coming. He was different and she wanted him. She was warned to stay away but everything brought them together. New friendships, sexual tension, and an undeniable connection. It was only supposed to be no-strings attached between new friends but it was more…
They both knew it. They are both scared to fall. Will they catch each other?
These two are🔥🔥 Two badasses for different reasons. Two souls connecting. I am so happy that Jameson found the one. It was so fun catching up with the crüe. They are friendship and family goals. I hope to see them all again one day.
Quotes:
Over and over, I tasted and savored the feel of her beneath me.
My rough to her smooth.
“You ever get up on that bar?” she asks, catch me a little off guard.
“Hell no. Walker’s the only dancer in the group.”
“Too bad,” she replies, averting her gaze. “I bet you’ve got all the moves.”
“You know, for a man with few words, you sure know how to make them count.”

 

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FREE for a limited time!
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AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited

 

AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited

 

COMING SOON

 

WHAT’S IT GONNA TAKE
Releasing August 9
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Coming to other retailers soon

 

AUTHOR BIO

 

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.
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Release Blitz, Reviews & Excerpt – Scored, Lili Valente

March 1, 2022 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

 

Title: Scored
Series: V-Card Diaries #1
Author: Lili Valente
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: March 1, 2022
BLURB

 

Begging my brother’s best friend—aka NHL superstar, Ian Fox—to help me ditch my V Card wasn’t part of my “make it big in NYC” plans.

 

But after years of being “cute little Evie,” I’m tired of waiting for Mr. Right. I’m ready for Mr. Right Now, and Ian is everything I’ve ever wanted in a first time. He’s kind, funny, confident, and has a legendary…stick.

 

Seriously, his stick has its own page of search results, complete with gray sweatpants shots hot enough to make even a clueless virgin drool.

 

And yes, my brother will murder us if he finds out, but we’re both grownups.

 

We can keep a secret. We have to since I just landed an art therapy job working with his troubled team.

 

All we’re doing is a little practice. (Or…ehembig practice.)

 

Too bad my heart didn’t get the memo.

 

 

PURCHASE LINKS
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
5 out of 5 stars

Scored is the first book in the V-Card Diaries Novel by the fantastic Lili Valente. I’m a huge fan of Lili’s and I know when I pick up or listen to one of her books I’m going to be entertained from start to end. Scored is a brother’s best friend romcom that had me laughing out loud and totally swooning over Ian. Evie has known Ian since she was a little girl and always had a crush on him, but now they are older and she needs his help. It’s time to get rid of her v-card and Ian is just the man for the job. Who cares if her brother would kill them if he found out. But they just don’t care. It’s more than just lust. And it’s pretty clear neither of them just want one night. I had the pleasure of listening to Lili and Jason Clarke narrate this great story and I love them together! They are both sexy, sweet and fun and they brought their A game to Ian and Evie!

Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Scored is the first book in Lili’s all-new rom-com series, The V-Card Diaries. I am always so excited when one of my favorite authors starts a new series. Adding new characters to fall in love with. This series is tied together by four friends who are ready to get their V-Cards punched. 
Evie is almost twenty-four and is ready to get it on. She has been in relationships but those men never felt right. They didn’t see the woman she really is. She needs to trust a man first. With her body and her fantasies. And that man just became single. Ian Fox. Her older and very protective brother’s best friend. She has always felt a connection to him but now it feels different. She wants him to be her first. But first, he needs to see her more than little Evie. 
Ian can’t believe what Evie is asking for but he can’t deny that he wants the same thing. She is not a little girl anymore. She is a grown-ass woman who knows what she wants but can he really do this? Derrick would kick his ass just for looking at his sister the wrong way. On the other hand, would he want her to just sleep with some random dude who wouldn’t respect her? No. Maybe if they go slow and keep it a secret, it will be a win-win. He might be gone in two weeks and the terms are just that. Two weeks of no-strings attached sexy lessons. 
These two! You can feel the flirt, lust and connection through the pages. It’s both sweet and sexy. I laughed, swooned and cried. This is a great start to a new series! 
Quotes: 
“I’m not letting you in until you calm down, Derrick. And I don’t have a man in here. It’s just Ian.” 
“Thanks,” I mutter.
“I can do context. You just wait and see. I’m going to give you more context than you can handle.”
“I feel that everywhere. How can I feel it everywhere?” 
“Magic. And nerve endings. But mostly magic.”

 

EXCERPT

 

I don’t think I’ve ever seen Ian this nervous, not even before the championship game his senior year of high school, when he knew NHL scouts were up in the stands, ready to break his heart or make his wildest dreams come true.

 

Ian isn’t an anxious person.
He’s steady, chill, and confident.
To see sweat beading on his forehead as he moves to stand in front of the darkened television, studying the small stack of notecards in his hand is disarming.
Is he really this stressed about teaching a bunch of virgins how to make a love connection?

 

Or maybe it’s the fact that his best friend’s little sister just offered him her V-card on a platter.

 

The inner voice has an excellent point.

 

 

COMING SOON
Releasing April 19
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU

 

AUTHOR BIO

 

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

 

Lili also writes naughty serials as Everly Stone. Learn more at www.lilivalente.com.

 

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Release Blitz & Review – Always Meant to Be, Siobhan Davis

February 28, 2022 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

Always Meant to Be, an all-new emotional and forbidden stand-alone romance from USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Siobhan Davis is available now!

He’s my eighteen-year-old son’s best friend, and I’m old enough to know better. 

My marriage is falling apart, and Vander’s home life is tragic. 

Yet, his broken parts speak to mine, and amid all the chaos, a true connection is formed.  

The only peace I find is in those stolen moments when we share our darkest secrets and our deepest desires. 

This thing between us has disaster written all over it. 

But I’m powerless to resist the magnetic pull that draws us closer and closer. 

Until lines are crossed, boundaries are broken, and everything I thought I knew about myself is undone. 

This reverse age-gap romance contains mature scenes, dark themes, and situations that may push your boundaries. Reader caution is advised.  

Fall in love today!

FREE in Kindle Unlimited

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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Always Meant to Be is the newest Siobhan Davis masterpiece. I have been addicted to her books since Finding Kyler and I will never stop reading them. Ever. I love the uniqueness of her storylines. The angst. The twists. The love. The darkness even. I crave her words. Her writing is beautiful and once I start of her books I don’t want to be the book down. If you follow my reviews then you know I rarely read blurbs, teasers, or anything before I start a book from authors I have read. I knew nothing about this book going in…
Kendall is in a loveless marriage. A mother of three. Vander is stuck at home full of abuse. Kendall knew it was wrong to think about Vander in any other way then her son’s best friend. Vander feels a connection to West’s mother like he has never felt before. It is a powerful connection and has never been any less since they day they met. He hates the way her husband treats her. She deserves to be loved. To be desired. To be adored. To be treated like a queen. He wants to give her all of that and more…
I can’t really get into the story without spoilers but I can say that I absolutely loved, loved, loved this story. Obsessed from beginning to end. Age-gap books are my jam and this one is epic! It’s poetic, really. I ♥️ Vander. He is more than an eighteen-year-old crushing on his best friend’s mom. And Kendall is more than a woman wanting to a younger man. They are more than I even imagined when I discovered this was a reverse age-gap situation. Lol.
Overall… it fucking fantastic! It’s full of beauty, angst, twists, love, family, and some darkness. I swooned, cried, laughed, got angry, and cried some more. It’s an emotional roller coaster for sure. I wish I could forget it, and read it all over agin for the first time.
Quotes:
“He has never been worthy of you.”
“You’re all I see, Kendall. Even when I close my eyes.”
“Whenever you change your mind, I’ll be more than happy to act out my every fantasy with you.”

About Siobhan

Siobhan Davis is a USA Today, Wall Street Journal and Amazon Top 10 bestselling romance author. Siobhan writes emotionally intense stories with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! She has sold over 1.5 million books and her titles are translated into several languages. 

Prior to becoming a full-time writer, Siobhan forged a successful corporate career in human resource management. 

She lives in the Garden County of Ireland with her husband and two sons. 

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Release Day Blitz & Review – Wicked Heat, Ella Frank

February 22, 2022 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

What’s the worst that could happen if I let this desire burn out of control?

Wicked Heat, an all-new opposites-attract mm romance, and the first book in the Chicago Heat Series from USA Today bestselling author Ella Frank, is live now!

Ryan Kind, caring, and protective. Those are the three qualities I’m looking for when it comes to my dream man. In a city as big as Chicago, you wouldn’t think he would be that hard to find, right? Wrong. Sure, my boss found a super-sexy detective and my best friend fell madly in love with the most eligible bachelor around. But the only person I’ve met recently is a broody bad boy who saved me at a sketchy pub. He’s grumpy, rude, and honestly, not that likeable at all. Hardly my “dream” guy. So why can’t I stop thinking about him?

Jameson I don’t do friendships. I don’t do relationships either. The very last thing I’m looking for in life is to fall in love and live happily ever after. So saving some rich guy from losing his wallet is the last thing I want to do on a Friday night. Especially when he looks like someone who just stepped off the cover of GQ. Fate seems to have other ideas, though, and every time I turn around, he’s there. A wicked heat simmers between us, threatening to ignite, and though I’ve been trained to put out the flames, I can’t help but think: What’s the worst that could happen if I let this desire burn out of control?

Grab your copy today, exclusively on Amazon or FREE on Kindle Unlimited! Amazon: https://amzn.to/3EVdTIf Amazon Worldwide: https://mybook.to/chicagoheatone

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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Wicked Heat is the first book in the Chicago Heat series by Ella Frank. I have wanted Ryan’s story since the second we met him and Ella delivered all the hotness, fun, sexiness and emotion. Ryan is in a bar and out of his element when he meets Jameson. He doesn’t think he needs saving, but as soon as Jameson pretends to be his boyfriend, Ryan knows he wants more from this grumpy man. Jameson really needs to get away from this sexy man in a suit and suspenders, Ryan or GQ, as he calls him. It really does take all his strength to walk away. Little did he know GQ would keep showing up in his life like fate is trying to tell him something. Jameson knows things would never work between them. He’s South Side and Ryan is rich and put together. He could never be good enough for him. But he can’t seem to stay away from him. He’s too tempting and too nice and he needs something good in his life. Ryan wants what his friends have. To find someone and be happy and he thinks Jameson is perfect for him. They are opposites, but their chemistry is off the charts. They can talk and flirt and have fun together in and out of the bedroom. Just when things seem to be going smoothly, life happens. Jameson isn’t sure he can keep doing this. Ryan just wants a chance. I absolutely loved this story! Ryan and Jameson are one of my favorite couples of Ella’s and that’s saying something since I pretty much love them all!! There was just something about them that got to me. The opposites attract. The chemistry. The sexiness. All of it! I can’t wait to see what happens next!

About Ella Frank Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite erotic serial, Sex Addict. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!”

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

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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Release Blitz & Review – Take a Chance with Me, Kristen Proby

January 25, 2022 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

Take A Chance With Me by Kristen Proby is now live!

A friends to lovers, soulmates story from Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby, set in her beloved With Me In Seattle Series!

Cameron Cox has mastered the art of keeping secrets. His talent for computer hacking means he’s been recruited for highly classified jobs since leaving the military. He travels the world, risking his life. But his biggest secret isn’t from a government job or a foreign spy. It’s Maggie O’Callaghan. He’s loved her from afar, always standing by as the friend. He’s been her rock through the hardest days of her life. But after his dangerous past comes crashing into his life and threatens the only woman he’s ever loved, he has a choice to make. Give up the secrets and win her heart. Or watch Maggie walk away with his.

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Narrated by: John Hartley & Kirsten Leigh

 

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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Take a Chance With Me is the fifth and final book in the The O’Callaghans series and the eighteenth in the With Me in Seattle series! I have read most of each series and I can’t get enough. I need to 100% complete the series and I will do it dammit. Anyway, the last O’Callaghan is up! It’s Maggie’s turn to fall…
It almost happened two years ago. Maggie was so close to getting exactly what she wanted. More than she ever wanted then it came crashing down and the next two years was torture. Two years of sass, secrets, and sexual tension. Maggie was married to a man who didn’t deserve her, he was always away and she won’t do that again. Joey was an asshole, the complete opposite of her brother’s best friend, Cameron but she is afraid to get hurt again. And it doesn’t help that he can’t tell anyone what he does for work. Nothing. To nobody. Not even the woman he has wanted for years. Can he prove to her that he is worth the risk?
Aw! Maggie and Cameron are adorable. He is a sweetheart but has a dominant side in the best of times *wink, wink*. And Maggie is stronger than she believes. She is the sweetest with a twist of a fiery temper. She is also talented AF. I just love them together. Great banter. Passionate. Fun. It was awesome catching up with the rest of the family and of course some cameos thrown in.
Quotes:
“You have a lot of questions, don’t you?”
“I always do. Drives everyone bonkers.”
“Oh, God,” Maggie moans as she tries her potatoes. “I don’t know what they put in here, but I need the recipe.”
“Moan like that again, and I’ll have you on this table.”
“Did I pass that test?” Brian whispers to me.
“So far. Don’t fuck it up, and you’ll stay alive.”
 

Meet Kristen

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 Blitz & Review – Always Someone’s Monster, Lani Lynn Vale

January 25, 2022 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

Always Someone’s Monster 

Battle Crows MC, Book 1

Lani Lynn Vale

Release Date: January 25, 2022

 

About the Book

A few years ago, when his sister went missing, Haggard Crow turned into something he never wanted to be. A killer.

 

Even after his sister is rescued a year after she was kidnapped and sold, Haggard ‘Thief’ Crow doesn’t have any plans on changing. He sort of likes the zero fucks given guy that he is now.

Bonus points, he saves women and children from extreme situations, along with his club and real life brothers by his side.

 

After a horrible marriage, Haggard has zero plans of ever finding a woman again. One-night stands not counting, he adores his life as a single man. There are no expectations. No ‘where are yous’ and ‘are you coming homes.’

 

The life he chooses to live is a simple one. Until he makes a huge mistake, and he steps over that line between ‘daughter’s best friend’ and ‘a woman he desperately wants.’

 

Before long, he can’t stop thinking about her. Can’t stop wanting her. Can’t stop feeling things for her that a man twenty years her senior should never feel for a girl he watched grow up.

After one lapse in judgment, he decides she needs to go. But the funny thing is, he never expected Sophia Madden to fight back. And dirty at that.

 

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✦ Audio: COMING SOON

 

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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Always Someone’s Monster is the first book in the Battle Crows MC series by Lani Lynn Vale. This isn’t your mamma’s romance novel. I’m still recovering from Jerk It and now we get another level of intensity and emotion. This is Haggard and Sophia’s story. We’ve met them in previous books. Haggard is Cannel’s brother and Sophia is Madden’s daughter and Jasper’s sister. This is a very emotional best friend’s father love story with a pretty big age gap and I loved every second of it. I don’t even feel like I can accurately describe my feelings without giving too many spoilers. I just loved the connection between Sophia and Haggard since they have known each other since she was young. He didn’t start to see her as a woman until she was past legal age and he tried to stay away from her, but something always keeps putting them in the same place. He’s not a bad guy, but he does do bad things. They are always for the greater good, but his life is dangerous. Sophia just doesn’t care. She’s had a crush on him for a long time and this is her chance. I loved their relationship and how all their friends and family were fine with them being together. Even knew it was coming. It’s sexy and fun and a little dirty. I cried really happy and shocking tears and then really sad and shocking ones. My emotions were all over the place. Oh yay! Oh no! Oh my God, what? Lani really put me through the ringer with this one and I can’t wait to see what’s going to happen next with this series!

 

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Release Blitz & Review – Getting Real, Emma Chase

January 24, 2022 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

Getting Real by Emma Chase is now live!

A sexy, hilarious, emotional, new romance from New York Times bestselling author Emma Chase.

Connor Daniels never thought he’d be starting over at dating square one. His career as a successful doctor, and his three boys, are everything to him. It’s not exactly a setup conducive to a scorching love life—but he’s giving it a shot.

ER nurse Violet Robinson never intended for Connor to find out she’s had a crush on him forever. It was a dirty little secret only meant for her dirty dreams. Her heart trips every time he’s around—and so do her feet.

When Connor sees Violet coasting across the grocery store parking lot—and she falls on her face—he starts falling for the gorgeous, young nurse right back.

Dating can be tricky. And life can be beautiful and crazy and unpredictable. But when it gets real, you discover what matters most . . . and the one person you want loving you through it all.

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