Release Day Blitz & Reviews – Tell Me A Story, Lacey Black & Kaylee Ryan

October 4, 2022 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

Title: Tell Me A Story
Authors: Kaylee Ryan & Lacey Black
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 4, 2022

 

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Joey

 

I don’t want to be someone’s dirty little secret. I know all too well what that feels like.
Guarding my heart means staying out of pro football player Brock Williams’s bed and out of the spotlight. But after all these years, he’s exactly like I remember, charming, determined, and used to getting what he wants. And what he wants now is me.
The chemistry between us is undeniable. And the guy I always saw as a player is now the one who makes my heart beat fast—the one who leaves dirty love notes on my pillow.
Oh, yeah… he also happens to be my brother’s best friend.

 

Brock

 

Hooking up with Joey is a bad idea, but that’s not going to stop me.
I remember the first time we met. Joey showed up at campus to visit her brother, and when she came walking out in that little yellow bikini, I stopped seeing her as my best friend’s little sister and saw her as someone I desired but could never have. It turns out I was wrong.
For now, it’s stolen moments and promises on paper… of all the things I’m going to do once I make her mine. Her brother might not forgive me, but she’s worth the risk. I can’t deny myself any longer.
I’m tired of sitting on the sidelines. It’s time to execute the play and show Joey how our story ends.

 

 

 

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5 out of 5 stars
Tell Me a Story is Lacey Black and Kaylee Ryan’s newest standalone novel. It’s a best friend’s sister sports romance and I am here for it. I love everything this duo writes and this is another book added to the list.
Brock has be traded to his best friend’s football team, the Kansas City Ramblers. Caleb is not only his best friend and teammate, his roommate. He is excited to be back on the same team and seeing Caleb every day. They have each other’s wingman back.  Except, a few days before their first preseason game, Joey shows up turns Brock’s world upside down. Sure, he remembers Caleb’s little sister, she was cute at eighteen but at twenty-five, she took his breath away. He knew he needed to stay away but the pull was too much. He wanted her. He wanted more than his next carb and that says a lot for an athlete (lol)…
Joey needed to get away so she decided to go stay with her brother. She thought it would just be the two of them but no, Caleb’s hot football playing best friend will be staying right across the hall. He had always been charming and crush-worthy but according to good Ol’ Google, he was also a player off the field. With the way she grew up she didn’t need that in her life but the chemistry between them was too strong. She didn’t understand it, why her? She didn’t think she was anything special but he treated her like she was his light in the dark.
Aw! I love these two. They are adorable, funny, sweet, and sexy. Their connection is beautiful, really. I don’t want to get into it any more but I will say that I am begging Lacey and Kaylee for a second book. 🏈
Quotes:
…When I take you to my bed, I’ll need time to savor you, because when we’re finally together, you’ll be screaming my name all night long, Sunshine. All. Fucking. Night. Long.”
“God, I’ve been waiting to kiss these lips for what feels like forever,” he whispers, sliding his mouth so easily against mine.
“You make me fall harder every moment we’re together.”
5 out of 5 stars

Tell Me A Story is Lacey Black and Kaylee Ryan’s newest best friend’s sister romance. I love their co-written books and this one is fun and sexy. Brock has had a thing for Joey, his best friend, Caleb’s little sister for a while and now they are living in the same house. Sneaking around is fun, but it’s not what they want. Will Caleb be supportive of their relationship? I loved, loved Brock! He’s funny, sexy and yummy! Joey is independent and gorgeous. Together they are perfect. I would love to see Caleb get his story! Wink, wink!

 

KAYLEE RYAN

 

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kaylee Ryan has been crowned the Queen of Swoon by her readers. With nearly fifty romance books under her belt, she’s known for penning happily ever afters with heart. When she’s not writing, you can find her with a book in her hand or hanging out with her family where she resides in her home state of Ohio.
LACEY BLACK

 

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 & 6 Heart Review – Dirty Crazy Bad, Siobhan Davis

September 30, 2022 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

In the secret society of The Luminaries, no sin will go unpunished…

Dirty Crazy Bad Book 1, the explosive first book in the dark reverse harem Dirty Crazy Bad Duet from USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author Siobhan Davis is live now!

A new dark college reverse harem romance from the USA Today & WSJ bestselling author of The Sainthood Series.

In the secret society of The Luminaries, no sin will go unpunished…

Sleeping with my boyfriend’s best friend, behind his girlfriend’s back, probably wasn’t my smartest idea.

But Jase is mine, and it’s about time Julia knew it.

Attending Lowell University was supposed to be a fresh start. A chance to end all the sneaking around and make our relationship official.

I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Julia is digging her claws into Jase.

My boyfriend, Chad, is getting in deeper with a local gang.

And my loathsome new stepbrother, Ares, has just moved in.

Ares despises Chad and Jase, and the feeling is mutual. As their rivalry escalates, Ares seems determined to use me as a pawn, and I’m trapped in the middle. It doesn’t help that he’s hot AF, knows exactly how to push my buttons, and my body hasn’t gotten the memo he’s off-limits.

I wish that were the least of my worries.

Pride. Wrath. Lust. Envy. Greed. Gluttony. Sloth.

My life turns upside down the moment the dark secret society of The Luminaries is revealed to me.

Everything I thought I knew was a lie.

Now, I have lost all control over my future, and a heart-breaking new reality emerges.

One where lovers become enemies, enemies become allies, and corrupting sinners to sin is my only way to survive.

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Sandra's Review

 

Holy. Fucking. Shit. This book!!! I love reverse harem. I love enemies-to-lovers. I crave dark romance. This book is all of that in beautifully twisted bow. I am obsessed! Siobhan’s writing is addictive and twisted and I am here for it. It always questions my sanity and I just have to own it. I have a twisted mind and I love bad boys and these boys all have different personalities and all hot in their beautiful and fucked up ways. I have fallen for all of them but I do have a favorite. I would usually get into the storyline without spoilers but I can’t even do that. I can say that it’s a wild, hot, emotional ride and it’s not for the faint at heart. Enjoy the ride!! I can’t wait for the next one. It’s one of my favorite books of the year! 🔥 
 

 

P.S. My heart is still pounding. 
 
Quotes: 
 
“Most girls would freak if their man came home all bloody and sweaty, but you kiss me and tell me I’m your hero.”
 
“I hate you,” she whispers. 
“You hate yourself more.”
 
“Please let me take care of you,” he adds, lowering his tone.

 

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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 Blitz & Review – Coen, Sawyer Bennett

September 27, 2022 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

Coen: A Pittsburgh Titans Novel
Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: September 27, 2022

Synopsis:

Read the first THREE chapters of Coen

Coen Highsmith was a league star, but he lost more than his team the day the Pittsburgh Titans’ plane crashed. Can he be saved from his downward spiral of guilt and regret to become the man he once was?

I had it all—a successful hockey career, the respect and adoration of the fans, a rotation of beautiful women warming my bed, and a feeling of self-worth and contentment with the direction of my life. But that all changed the day the team plane went down, taking my only chance of redemption with it. Now I’m left with the daily reminder of all my failures and my inability to correct them.

My new teammates are tired of my attitude and following my suspension, I hole up in a mountain cabin to get away from all of it. The isolation is exactly what I need to get out of my own head, and I’m beginning to think I could be content in this quiet forever.

Tillie Marshall isn’t the type of woman who would usually catch my attention, yet she manages to do so for all the wrong reasons. I’m here for the peace and seclusion but the quirky artist is hell-bent on destroying that by cutting down the trees that separate our properties so she can open a pottery studio. If it’s a fight she wants, it’s a fight she’ll get. I have the money and the time and no issues bringing her down through the court system. While I see flashes of steely determination within her, I’ve found that being a jerk comes naturally these days and she won’t be hard to intimidate.

Unfortunately, that gorgeous and somewhat odd neighbor who has been causing me grief is creating another type of feeling within me. And once that spark is lit, Tillie displays a faith in me that for the first time since the crash I desperately want to believe. Now it’s time for me to step up and become the man—no, a better man than I once was.

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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Coen is the fourth book in the Pittsburg Titans series by Sawyer Bennett. You can read each book as standalone but I recommend reading the series since each one is unique and awesome. If you read the series then you know Coen has gone through a lot and needs to get his shit together if he wants to play hockey ever again. 
Coen lost his family when the plane went down without him. Since that day, the guilt, has been eating him alive. It has turned him into someone who doesn’t want to be around others, a grumpy asshole you could say. Self-destructive, really. So when him teammate Stone offers to let him stay in his cabin, he takes him up on it. He really only took it to get away from everyone who cared about him. To push them away even more but what he didn’t expect was a odd neighbor who isn’t afraid of his grumpy ass. 
Tillie didn’t know what crawled up her neighbor’s ass but she wasn’t about to let him kill her dreams of building an art studio. Their meet-cute isn’t exactly cute but it is hilarious. She felt the hate coming off him so she didn’t understand why he did things to her that nobody else could. Again and again… night after night…
Wow! I do love a good enemies-to-lovers romance and this one brings the heat. It is also emotional and inspiring. I have loved all of the books in this series. The characters are badass, swoony, and sweet. But I do believe this is my favorite couple and story! I am excited about the next book, Drake. He seems to be even more of a grumpy asshole than Coen but he is a single dad so…
Quotes: 
“I’m a kinky son of a bitch, Tilden. If you want to run, you better do it now.”
You’re beautiful and sexy as fuck and your mouth pisses me off so much, I want to keep it occupied.
“I want to be able to call you Tillie,” he says.

 

About the Author:

New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling author Sawyer Bennett uses real life experience to create relatable stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From contemporary romance, fantasy romance, and both women’s and general fiction, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

A former trial lawyer from North Carolina, when she is not bringing fiction to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to her very adorable daughter, as well as full-time servant to her wonderfully naughty dogs.

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Release Blitz & Review – Give Me Love, Corinne Michaels

September 26, 2022 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

Give Me Love by Corinne Michaels is now live!

New York Times bestselling author Corinne Michaels brings another second chance standalone in the town of Rose Canyon.

My biggest mistake was falling in love with my fake husband. It was supposed to be a marriage of convenience between two best friends in the military. Our plan was to collect extra money and stay stationed together. But what failed? Me. I did. Because suddenly I wanted a man who was never meant to be my real husband.

In an attempt to remedy my mistake, I severed all ties and put my life as a combat medic and Emmett Maxwell behind me. I’ve lost too many people to open myself up to love.

Now I’m working as a private investigator, and fate has stepped in, forcing our paths to intersect again when I’m looking into the disappearance of a missing girl with ties to Emmett’s hometown. A case I fear puts his life in danger.

He gives me one week to prove my suspicions and then I need to sign the divorce papers and leave. The problem with that? The moment I see Emmett again, I realize how foolish it was to leave him, to think I could ever stop loving him. All I want is a second chance.

When the case threatens not only my life but also his, I’m faced with my worst fear. How many times can a heart break before it shatters beyond repair?

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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Give Me Love is the second book in the Rose Canyon series by Corinne Michaels. You can read each book as standalone but I HIGHLY recommend reading the series since there is an interlocking mystery spanning the series. The suspense! 
Emmett and Blakely served together in the army and have been married for years. They haven’t seen each other for two and half years, since the day Blakely walked away from her husband. This was a marriage between two best friends. A marriage of convenience. A marriage promised to not be anything more. A marriage his best friends didn’t even know about until Blakely showed up to Rose Canyon looking for a missing girl. A missing girl who Blakely believes is connected to a closed case in the small town. 
Emmett wants his soon-to-be ex-wife, if he has anything to do with it, gone. He is the sheriff in town and is giving her one week to prove that his closed case has to do with her missing girl. One week then she can finally sign the divorce papers and stay out of his life for good. She hurt him when she walked away from him and their bond. He doesn’t want to feel that heartbreak again. He needs to move on and he can’t do that with a wife who doesn’t want a life with him. 
This series! I am loving the characters, the town, the suspense. Corinne took me on one hell of a ride with this story. I laughed, I cried, I swooned, I cried some more, and wanted to smack some fools. I can’t wait for the next book! I love all these guys (and women) but I have been falling hard for one man and I can’t wait for his story! 
Quotes: 
“I’m happy to be your inconvenient wife.” 
“You would be.” I fight back the urge to stick out my tongue.
“Umm, what are you looking at?” 
“The sky.” 
“Oh, the joy of that . . .” 
He nudges me. “You are seriously missing it.” 
“It’s a sky. We have one at home too.” 
“And that’s the fun. Imagine that, right now, someone else is gazing at the same star.” 
I sigh and tamper down my giggle. “Okay, Fievel.” 
“Shut up.”
“I can hear you.” 
“I wasn’t whispering,” I say back.

Meet Corinne

Corinne Michaels is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of romance novels. Her stories are chock full of emotion, humor, and unrelenting love, and she enjoys putting her characters through intense heartbreak before finding a way to heal them through their struggles.

Corinne is a former Navy wife and happily married to the man of her dreams. She began her writing career after spending months away from her husband while he was deployed–reading and writing were her escapes from the loneliness. Corinne now lives in Virginia with her husband and is the emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun-loving mom of two beautiful children.

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Release Blitz & Review – Once Forbidden, Twice Shy, Carrie Aarons

September 23, 2022 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

Once Forbidden, Twice Shy by Carrie Aarons is live!

Running from your problems only brings you hurtling face first into even worse baggage.

After experiencing a brutal trauma in New York that I’d rather bury than address, escaping to a new job in London seems like the perfect solution. That was before I was introduced to my new boss, who is none other than my brother’s best friend. You know, the one I’ve been head-over-heels in love with forever.

Jack Merrick had been my crush since I knew what one was. For years we fought the feelings; I didn’t want to humiliate myself and his excuse was not betraying my brother or parents, who had accepted him as their own. Then, the night of my college graduation party, he undressed me in my childhood bedroom and confirmed that there was no one else on this earth for him but me.

When I woke the next morning he was gone, off to take a job as a coder halfway around the world. Four years and a mangled heart later, Jack is the last person I expect to see in London, and something close to fate is tricking me into thinking this is more than a coincidence. Our shared love of programming has always connected us, but now it’s the thing we’re weaponizing to get back at each other.

Until one night, when the emotional scars from my attack resurface and he’s the only one to witness a massive breakdown. He coaxes out my secrets and swears to love and protect me like he couldn’t before. But with everything stacked against us, I’m not sure we can ever have what we’ve always dreamed of.

Except just as we’re beginning to tackle those obstacles, I learn the truth of why he left all those years ago. And suddenly there may be no future for us at all.

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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Once Forbidden, Twice Shy is Carrie Aarons’s newest standalone. I love, love, love Carrie’s books since each one is so unique. This book is a mix of best friend’s sister, second chance, and off-limits romance.
Taylor needed to get out of New York so she applied for a coding job across the pond. She was so ready for a fresh start in London. It was exactly what she needed at this point in her life. She was excited and nervous for her first day of work. Then, she saw him. A man she has loved for most of her life. A man who four years ago had finally made her fantasies a reality. A man who was gone come morning and hasn’t heard from since. A man who is now her new boss…
Jack was in shock when he walked into work on his first day and saw Taylor there. And she didn’t looking happy to see him and he knew exactly why and one hundred percent takes responsibility for it. He was an ass back then. Now that she is here, he is not going to just let her go. He knows it’s going to be an uphill battle, one he shouldn’t even fight since she is his best friend’s sister and I am now her boss.
I can’t really get more into the story but I will say that it’s a fun, emotional, and sexy story. Taylor is a badass. Jack is a protective sweetheart that has work to do. I felt their intense connection from the beginning to the very end. If I wasn’t out camping, I would have read it in one sitting. I can’t wait to see what Carrie has for us next!
Quotes:
This is the boy who had been my childhood crush, my teenage dream, and my adult fantasy. One that had actually come true, until he shattered me into a million pieces.
So many moments over our lifetime that have been solely ours, that made us … us. And none of them amounted to anything, yet they amounted to everything.
“I’m not rushing this time, cookie.” It’s a promise, a threat, and a reminder to myself.

Meet Carrie Aarons

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 – Promise We Meant to Keep, Monica Murphy

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

 

Promises We Meant to Keep by Monica Murphy is now live!

 

Spencer Donato.

My brother’s best friend.

My dirty little secret.

We fell for each other at Lancaster Prep. Sneaking around. Not wanting anyone to find out. He was my first love, my protector, my knight in shining armor. We were made for each other, and I truly believed he was my forever.

But then I did the unthinkable, and betrayed him in the worst possible way. I thought I lost him for good…

Until I saw him at my brother’s wedding. Now he’s older. Crueler. Unbearably handsome. We’re drawn to each other still, but will Spencer be there for me when I need him the most? Or did I ruin us forever?

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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Promises We Meant to Keep is a standalone in the Lancaster Prep world by Monica Murphy. It truly can be read as standalone, I know since I didn’t read A Million Kisses in a Lifetime or Things I Meant to Say (but never did). I did however, one-click both of them afterwards. I did read the Arranged Marriage series and loved it! Since I don’t read blurbs I didn’t even put together they were tied till I saw the h’s name. Lol. 
Sylvie and Spencer’s relationship has always had its complications. He’s best friend is Sylvie’s older brother. For years they would sneak around Lancaster Prep from dorm rooms to dark corners. First loves. First heartbreaks. Through it all the love was always there but they couldn’t always be together. Especially after a betrayal. Years went by without seeing each other. Now, they were both at her brother’s wedding and Spencer is as handsome as ever, the connection is still there, and also the hurt. He was always there for her even when she pushed him away but this time, he is cruel, and cold. He is done with her…
But is he really? Is it too late for them? Can he just walk away when she needs him? 
I can’t really get into more of their story but I can say that I want to cut a bitch. Anyway, I loved it! Sylvie is a complicated and beautiful woman who is stronger than she believes. Spencer is a badass with a big heart. Together, I felt their connection, love, and passion throughout the book. Their story is emotional, suspenseful, and beautiful. 
 

Meet Monica

Monica Murphy is a New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling romance author. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and have sold over two million copies worldwide. Both a traditionally published and independently published author, she writes young adult, new adult and contemporary romance. She’s also known as USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson.

A native Californian, she lives on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere with her husband, two kids, one dog, and four cats. When she’s not writing, she’s an assistant coach for her daughter’s high school cheer team, which is a two season sport. Meaning, she’s at practice with a bunch of teenage girls all the time. Or she’s at a football game. Or a basketball game. Maybe someday, she’ll even write about this experience.

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Release Blitz & Review – The Rules of Dating, Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

September 19, 2022 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

 

Title: The Rules of Dating
Authors: Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: September 19, 2022
BLURB

 

It all started when I hosted a little party for a bunch of new friends.

 

Though “friends” might not be the right word since the invitees were all the women I’d found out my boyfriend was talking to behind my back. When the guest of honor walked in—aka my now ex—things took a turn…
Unfortunately, a stranger witnessed the whole blowout. I was in a mood that night and ended up giving this gorgeous guy an attitude, too. As if my night could get any worse, before he stormed off, he informed me he was actually my landlord.
Colby Lennon, along with three of his friends, owned the building where my tattoo shop was located. He and I were total opposites. He wore a tie, oozed confidence that came with years of women falling at his feet, and wasn’t afraid to say what he wanted, which lately—was me.
I hated that I found myself attracted to him. Especially since I was supposed to be on a self-imposed dating hiatus. Yet the two of us couldn’t seem to stay away from each other. We started hanging out, as friends. I even went as far as making rules for what he’d dubbed our “undates.”
But eventually, our explosive attraction became too much to bear, and we broke our resolve. I let my guard down and started to really fall for Colby.
Nothing could have prepared me for the ride he took me on. And I certainly wasn’t prepared for where I’d wind up when the ride was over.
All good things must come to an end, right?
Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.

 

 

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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

The Rules of Dating is the newest standalone by one of my favorite duos, Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward. I just know when I open their books I am not going to want to put it down and this one is no different. If you follow my reviews then you know I don’t read blurbs unless it’s a new-to-me author until I am about to review. I do this so I don’t spoil anything, this blurb is amazing so I will make it fast. 
Billie and Colby have been burned in the past, relationship wise. Billie was actually on fire on the night she meets Colby at her tattoo shop so it was the cutest meet-cute but it is an unforgettable one. Neither one of them could stop thinking about it but it was not the time to date so they decide to go on undates. Errands. Adulting. Hanging out with others. All innocent. Friends totally think of their friends naked, right? Yep. One-hundred percent. Will their undates turn into real dates? 
I don’t want to get too far into the storyline but I can say it’s adorable, flirting, sexy, beautiful and in Vi and Penelope fashion, there is an oh, fuck moment. Those always get my heart going and I am here for it. I can also say that I love these characters! Billie a badass boss lady. Colby is a sweet hottie in a three-piece suit. I also have crushes on his three friends. I definitely have my favorite and I am sure Kara (blog partner) knows exactly who 🤣. 
Overall… GO READ THE BOOK! You will love it. Hard. 
Quotes: 
“I kind of like bossy Colby.” 
“Oh yeah? Well I’m happy to boss you around, sweetheart. Just get your ass over here to my bedroom, and I’ll show you.”
“His voice is beautiful, and I’m sure he’s a very talented musician. But I’m not interested in Holden.” 
“No?” She shook her head. 
“How about any of his friends? Because I’ve heard dudes who can bake a cake are way better in bed than the ones who can sing.” Billie’s eyes sparkled. “That cake was pretty delicious.”
She bit her lip. “Fine. Yes, we can be friends.” 
“Great.” I winked. “But just to clarify, I sometimes look at my friends’ asses.”
PENELOPE WARD

 

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 thirty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.

 

VI KEELAND

 

Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles are currently translated in twenty-seven languages and have appeared on bestseller lists in the US, Germany, Brazil, Bulgaria and Hungary. Three of her short stories have been turned into films by Passionflix, and two of her books are currently optioned for movies. 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.
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Release Blitz & 6 Heart and 5 Heart Reviews – The Boyfriend Comeback, Lauren Blakely

September 13, 2022 | Posted in New Release, Release Day Blitz, Review | By

Some men are just off-limits. Like, say, all the other football players in the league.
But I’ve been crushing hard on one quarterback in particular for the last year. When Jason invites me to his place the night before my first pro football game, I say yes so fast. Our white-hot time together answers a lot of questions I’ve had about myself.
Then life happens, and I don’t show up for our second date. The worst part is that he’ll never know how much it meant to me.
And when I’m traded to his cross-town rivals, I know that’s not the time to serve up my secrets either. My team’s PR department wants to double down on our rivalry.
And they’re right. I need to focus on football, not on my interest in men. But the more time I spend doing media appearances and charity events with the generous, quick-witted, popular guy, the hungrier I am for him.
It’s a bad idea to knock on his door late one night. I could lose everything. He’s probably not even home.
But then the door swings open, and I have a choice to make.

Contents Include: Forbidden nights, first times, sexy athletes, nosy friends, a meddlesome cat, and two men who are arch rivals.

 

 

Kara's Review

The Boyfriend Comeback is Lauren Blakely’s new MM rivals-to-lovers, second chance football romance! I have been in love with Jason since we first met him in the Men of Summer Series (if you haven’t read that, go and get it now!) Every once in a while a book will just get you in the feels! It comes into your life at the perfect time and you feel it in your heart, body and soul. Jason and Beck’s romance is that book for me this year! There is just something about Jason’s positive attitude, openness, loyalty and humor that draws you in. Beck’s serious, but funny and his struggles made him more human! Together they complement each other perfectly. It’s not easy being the starting quarterback, especially when your crush plays for the city’s other team. It’s also not easy being out and proud in the sports world, but Jason and Beck make it work. They have their ups and downs, but their desire to be together is bigger than all the obstacles. Lauren never ceases to amaze me with her talent for writing deep, fun, sexy characters and she’s quickly become one of my favorite MM authors! Jason and Beck are two of my favorite characters of Lauren’s and you know I don’t say that lightly. There was just something special about these two. They are all heart and soul and their personal stories and their love story just got to me! I hope we see them again soon!

Audio: Teddy and JF were freaking amazing! I love this pairing more than I thought I would. They were the perfect Jason and Beck for me!

 

Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

The Boyfriend Comeback is the first full-length novel in the The Boyfriend Zone series by Lauren Blakely. I recommend reading the prequel, The Boyfriend Kickoff so you get to see where it all started with Jason and Beck. The Boyfriend Comeback is one year later…
Jason McKay didn’t see this play coming… One year after being stood up by the LA quarterback, Beck was back and playing for the rival team in San Francisco. He never forgot their night together but after Beck not showing up for their second date was a hit harder than a sack on the field. He plans to just suck it up, smile and wave if he sees him. He doesn’t have time for distractions, he needs to lead his team to a championship. His first love will always be football so he needs to get his head in the game and his mind off Beck Cafferty. It’s not like they will see each other much anyway, right?
So fucking wrong!
Beck Cafferty has big cleats to fill. He was shocked that he was traded to San Francisco. Last time he was in SF, it was life-changing and maybe this is a sign that it’s time to explain to Jason why he didn’t show-up for their second date. If the man will even talk to him. They are now rivals after all. What he didn’t expect was that he will be talking to him on-air weekly! What he did expect was the chemistry they still share. It’s complicated, passionate, emotional, and very off-limits.
These two!! My God, they are fire! Between their banter and their heat between the sheets, they are everything! But, it’s a huge risk for their careers. Would their teammates, coaches, team owners and especially the fans cancel them if they came out as a couple? They are both under so much pressure already, will it be worth the risk to sneak around? Or should they end it before it truly begins?
I absolutely fell in love with Jason & Beck. They have their struggles and their strengths. Both make them even more special. They made me laugh, cry, blush, and cry some more! I can’t wait for the rest of the series.
Quotes:
“How about a little back-to-back action?” Asher says.
Jason tries to stifle a laugh but fails.
Asher rolls his eye. “Not everything is dirty, McKay.”
“But some things sure sound that way.”
“To you, Jason, to you,” Asher deadpans, but it’s clear he’s entertained by the Hawks quarterback.
This is want. This is thirst. And I will quench it tonight.
“C’mon. Get those lips on mine. You know you want to kiss me. Especially since you like my dimple.”

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

sexy, sweet, and witty. She also writes USA Today bestselling LGBTQ romance.

 

With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York

Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, with

more than 60 titles on the USA Today Bestsellers list alone. She’s sold more than 4.5 million books. A Brown University graduate, Lauren likes dogs, cake and show tunes and is the vegetarian at your dinner party.

 

Connect w/Lauren:

Website: laurenblakely.com 

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Release Blitz & Review – Suck This, Lani Lynn Vale

September 13, 2022 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

 

Suck This

Lani Lynn Vale

Release Date: September 13, 2022

 

About the Book

Blood, sex and alcohol.

 

That was what Club Worth was all about.

 

Ever since vampires had come out to the world, people had been obsessed. Take a walk on the wild side and see what the nightclub was all about.

 

Acadia Powell, on the other hand, didn’t do vampires. Nor did she do messy.

 

What she did do was stay away from people like Constantine Worth, Master of the City, and the most gorgeous man in the history of men. It didn’t matter that he had hypnotizing eyes, beautiful lips, and the sexiest body she’d ever had the privilege of laying eyes on.

 

It should be easy for her to stay away, but with each subsequent encounter, it’s becoming harder and harder to fight the growing need inside of her.

 

***

 

Constantine Worth knew that Acadia was off limits. Not only was she human and not willing to slum it with the undead, but she was also the baby sister of the city’s chief of police. The man that liked to arrest him every other day and twice on Sunday.

 

He should hate her based solely on the last name she shared with her brother. Yet each time he sees her, he forgets that he’s supposed to be playing nice. She sets his blood to boil, and each time she lets the verbal slurs flow, he finds it harder and harder to maintain his distance.

 

Soon, he will have to make a choice. Maintain his upstanding relationship with human law enforcement, or take what he wants, and damn the consequences.

 

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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Suck This is a new paranormal vampire romance by Lani Lynn Vale. I read everything Lani writes, so I didn’t hesitate to grab this one. While it has that signature Lani feel and vibe, it’s different enough to suck you in with the vampires! I love vampires so I really enjoyed this. Constantine and Acadia have chemistry, attraction and something deeper. He’s not just a vampire, he’s the Master of the City, and she’s human. But even though the existence of vampires is new for the world, she doesn’t hate them like a lot of people. And she can’t seem to stay away from him. From the minute Con saves Acadia, she has a target on her back. Now they are both in danger. Con will do anything and everything to protect Acadia. Even the one thing he shouldn’t do. Oh boy! I really loved it! Con was funny, sexy and powerful. Acadia is stubborn, strong and interesting. I loved her brothers and his best friends. Hoping we get all their stories too!

 

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Release Blitz & Reviews: Forever Love Duet Box Set, Siobhan Davis

August 31, 2022 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

The Forever Love Duet, a captivating, angst-filled and emotional new adult romance collection featuring When Forever Changes and No Feelings Involved from USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author Siobhan Davis is available now!

An emotional, angsty, new adult romance duet from USA Today & WSJ bestselling author Siobhan Davis. Over 700 pages of binge-worthy romance. Each book focuses on a new couple and ends with an HEA.

WHEN FOREVER CHANGES (Forever Love Book 1)

Looking back, I should have seen the signs. Perhaps I did, but I subconsciously chose to ignore them.

From the time I was ten, when I first met Dylan, I knew he was my forever guy.

Dylan was more than just my best friend, my childhood sweetheart, my lover. He was my soul mate. We were carved from the same whole—destined to be together forever.

Until he changed.

And I believed I was no longer good enough.

Until he shattered me so completely, it felt like I ceased to exist.

And I’d never experienced such heart-crushing pain.

Until he leveled me a second time, and I truly wanted to die.

But I had to stay strong because I wasn’t alone in this cruel twist of fate.

I can’t help wondering if I had seen the signs earlier, if I’d pushed him, would it have been enough to save us?

Or had fate already decided to alter our forever?

For readers who enjoy friends-to-lovers, brother’s best friend, second chance, angsty new adult college romance. Some scenes may be triggering – please read the note at the start of the book.

NO FEELINGS INVOLVED (Forever Love Book 2)

Ryan James doesn’t believe in love.

It’s a truth he learned early in life.

He broke his golden rule one time, but Myndi trampled all over his heart, cementing his belief that love is a lie and not worth the effort.

Now he’s returned to his cynical views and promiscuous lifestyle, racking up more notches on his bedpost than he can count.

Until Summer Petersen comes crashing into his world, threatening to knock down his walls with her tempting body and sunny, sweet personality.

Summer is determined to lose her V-card before she starts freshman year of college, and the hot, older guy with the cute dimples, dazzling smile, and rippling biceps is just the man for the job. Ryan doesn’t take much persuading, and he rocks her world, giving her a night to remember.

When they walk away, there’s an agreement it was a one-time thing. Ryan doesn’t do feelings, and Summer doesn’t want to be tied down at eighteen.

But when she moves into her brother Austin’s apartment, she’s shocked to discover her new roomie is the guy who recently popped her cherry.

Ryan can’t believe he slept with Austin’s baby sister, and if he finds out, he’ll literally kill him. Keeping their hook up a secret is nonnegotiable. Keeping his thoughts, and his hands, off Summer, less so. Because the longer he’s around her, the more he finds himself catching feelings for the gorgeous brunette.

Summer doesn’t want to care for her older brother’s best friend, but Ryan makes her feel things she’s never felt before, and she’s slowly falling under his spell.

Embarking on an illicit affair behind Austin’s back has train wreck written all over it, but provided they keep their feelings in check, they can end this before he ever finds out.

It’s not like either of them is in love.

Right?

For readers who enjoy brother’s best friend/best friends’ little sister, age gap, second chance, forbidden, angsty new adult romance.

Grab your copy today! Read FREE in Kindle Unlimited Amazon: https://amzn.to/3csBR4u Amazon Worldwide: https://mybook.to/foreverloveSD

Add to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/3wCBtY6

 

Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

♥️ WHEN FOREVER CHANGES When Forever Changes is Siobhan Davis’ next angsty and emotional read. I have read almost all of Siobhan’s books and have loved them all but this one is my new favorite!! I wrote so many notes while reading but I won’t be using any of them. I do not want to spoil the story. The synopsis is perfection. Gabby found her forever when she was only ten years old. Their lives were planned out. Their love epic. He was her everything and she was his. Then things changed. He changed. She didn’t know what was happening to the boy she fell in love with. He was crushing her. Over and over. She didn’t know what to do with this. Everything was changing so rapidly. Will their love survive or will the fairytale end? She knew deep down love was still there but was it enough? Ok. That’s all I can really say and I know it wasn’t much. I will say that it was one of the most emotional reads I have read this year. I cried so hard. I also felt angry. I wanted to throw my iPad. I wanted to slap some characters. I wanted to hug some too. I was all of the place with this one and I loved it. My heart was in it from the very beginning until the very end. Overall…it was an emotional rollercoaster that gave me every last feel. I laughed. I swooned. I cried. I flushed. I cringed. It was everything I never expected. I knew Siobhan would get me angst but damn…the emotional toll was not what I totally expected. P.S Enjoy my tears, Siobhan. Quotes: “You deserve the world, Dimples, and I intend to give it to you.” “Oh, honey, don’t waste your time trying to figure out the inner workings of the male brain. You’ll just give yourself a headache.” “It’s amazing what one can accomplish with the right motivation,” I joke. ♥️ NO FEELINGS INVOLVED No Feelings Involved is Siobhan’s next standalone novel. If you read When Forever Changes then you might remember Gabby’s brother, Ryan. This is his story!! I liked him in her book and totally fell for him in his. I actually didn’t even read the synopsis but when I saw his name in the book I was so excited. I always read the synopsis before I write my review so no spoilers this one explains a lot so I will make this quick. No promises though. Summer doesn’t want to start college as a virgin. She doesn’t want to lose it to some frat boy who doesn’t know what he is doing on a drunken night out. She also doesn’t want to be tied down so she is on the hunt for an older experienced man who will make her first time a night to remember then walk away. She found just the man. Ryan. Just Ryan. He checked off all her boxes. Hot, older, sweet, and wants just one night. And oh what a night it was… Ryan didn’t see her coming. His new roommate. His best friend and business partner’s little sister. Summer. He was fucked. It’s been a month since he was with her. He hasn’t even been with anyone since then. He never thought he would see her again. And now, she was living in the room next to his? Yep. Fucked. Fucked because he wants her again. And again. Too bad she was off-limits. Summer wants to have the college experience. Frat parties. One night stands. Even stressful exams. She always wants Ryan James. Can she have it both ways? Can they have an exclusive friends with benefits deal until it feels too much? Ryan doesn’t believe in love and she isn’t ready for it. It’s a win-win, right? I loved this book! Siobhan always brings the drama! The perfect amount of it. It’s not too much to drive me crazy. It’s just enough to keep the pages turning. I loved the characters too. Summer is blunt, sassy, beautiful, and sweet. Ryan is swoony, funny, and a little broken. Overall…I couldn’t put it down! It gave me all the feels. In Siobhan fashion…the twists. It was also great catching up with previous characters. Quotes: “I have a pretty spectacular ass,” Summer says, wiggling her butt and winking. “I’d stare at my butt too, if it was possible.” “Is this your girlfriend?” Myndi asks, her tone hopeful as she pins Summer with an eager smile. “She’s mine,” Billy cuts in, strolling into the room like he owns it. “The ball’s in your court, Ryan. But plan your move carefully, because the next move is your last one.” ***I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book
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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