Release Tour & Reviews – Honestly Yours, Jaime Reese

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

Title: Honestly Yours
Author: Jaime Reese
Genre: Contemporary M/M Romance Standalone
Release Date: May 12, 2022
Cover Design: Reese Dante


“This was a beautiful story of love and found family.”



The truth hurts. But in the end, honesty wins. Or does it?
Warren Prescott loves a challenge. He knows how to play the game and adapts when necessary to succeed in his cutthroat world. Tired of pining for a man he’s wanted for months, Warren intends to seal the deal. Until that man throws him an endearing curveball…
Be honest.
Gian Benedetti doesn’t play games. Success has cost him the personal connections he craves, and he doubts he’ll take another chance on a relationship. Until the attractive, younger man with the brazen personality and confidence stirs his interest.
Except…someone else is playing games.
And threatening everything Gian has worked hard to achieve.
Warren won’t rest until he uncovers the new player and gets his forever with Gian.
But they’ll soon face a hard truth—
Honesty may be what brings them together…
Or it could be the one thing that tears them apart.
Honestly Yours is an age-gap standalone romance. It features a snarky younger man with a giant crush on a good-hearted, affectionate, bisexual older man. Expect some banter, a little mystery, a few twists, a dash of angst, curious parents, animal trivia, and a whole lot of love…and hugs (so many hugs).


5 out of 5 stars
Honestly Yours is Jaime Reese’s newest MM standalone romance. I have read every word Jaime has written and have loved each story. I know when I start one that it is going to be unique, emotional, sexy, and sweet with protective and swoon worthy characters. This one is no different and I loved it.
Warren has been watching Gian for months through surveillance at the exclusive club that he owns. It was finally the night he was going to take his shot at the man of his fantasies. He didn’t really know how to woo a man so he went with cheesy pickup lines and straight honesty. Who knew that was Gian’s kink. Honesty not cheesy pickup lines, but hey, they got his attention. Gian didn’t see Warren coming, he was so unexpected and felt right but he was in the middle of multiple projects. What he didn’t know was that someone was going after him and that person was trying to go through Gian to get it…
And Gian was not about to be used. He was also not going to fuck up a good thing even before their first date. Warren and Gian grew up very differently. Warren grew up knowing what hatred felt like while Gian felt loved from both of his parents. Gian wanted to show Warren that he deserved to be loved and family wasn’t always about blood. But can Gian break down Warren’s walls? Gian wants honesty but in the end will it ruin or grow their relationship when one major truth comes to light?
I loved, loved, loved their story! From beginning to end, their banter, connection, humor, and even cheesy pickup lines made me fall in love with them. I want to hug Warren so hard right now. It’s well-written, funny, emotional, and sexy AF. I also loved the cameos. ♥️
“Thanks for dinner.”
“If I’m going to seduce you, I need to feed you first.” Warren finally met his gaze. “That’s the protocol. Right?”
Gian chuckled. “We’re back to that again?”
“I never left.”
“I’m going to tell this story many, many times.”
“Leave out the part where I’m wearing your apron.” He looked down at the flowery and frilly small slip of material. “I still can’t believe you’re making me wear this.”
“It’s step one on the list. Very important.”
“You can thank me later when you blow me.”
“You’re so romantic.”
“I’ll blow you too. See? I can be romantic.”
5 out of 5 stars

Honestly Yours is Jaime Reese’s new standalone romance. I’m a big fan of Jaime’s and have read all her books. It’s been a while since her last one so I was very excited to hear we were getting something new! New characters (although, we do see one of our faves), new story and a whole lot of sexiness and fun. I think I swooned and laughed equally. Warren has been waiting a long time to make his move on Gian. He’s been watching him and when he finally approaches him, he’s nervous. Gian is very intrigued by the handsome stranger and quickly realizes he likes him. More than just a one-night thing. Gian doesn’t ask for much, just honesty. Warren is in control in the boardroom, he knows exactly what he’s doing. But with Gian he’s unsure, he’s nervous and it takes him a while to realize Gian is just a nice guy who likes to hug. The serious man and his hopeless hugger. They both have a lot going on in their lives. Work, projects, obstacles. But Gian wants Warren and he’s willing to be patient. Warren quickly becomes comfortable and let’s his guard down. Realizes life is easier when you have someone by your side. Someone who cares about you. Loves you. Warren didn’t have a loving father and a perfect childhood. Gian has the best parents (I love seeing awesome Italian parents!) even though they like to meddle, they want their son to be happy and Warren makes him happy. Makes him smile. When Warren’s past comes back and threatens his life with Gian, he needs to fight back. Fight for his new life. Wow. This story was so freaking good! I laughed, cried, smiled, swooned and laughed some more. I loved their banter, the hugging jokes, all of it! I loved Warren’s vulnerability and when he gave up control. I love Gian’s sweetness and loyalty and patience. They balance each other out and make each other better men. This fun and sexy romance was totally worth the wait. Thank you, Jaime!


“How are you still single?”

“Cause I’m a hugger. Apparently that scares the shit out of people.”

“It sure does.”


“Vanni! Your boyfriend is so handsome.” Warren leaned into Gian. “Okay, I like her.”

His father appeared from the driver’s side of the SUV. “He’s so young!” Warren snickered.

“Great, Pop. Make me feel old. He’s thirty.”




Jaime Reese is the alter ego of an artist who loves the creative process of writing, just not about herself. Fiction is far more interesting. She has a weakness for broken, misunderstood heroes and feels everyone deserves a chance at love and life. An avid fan of a happy ending, she believes those endings acquired with a little difficulty are more cherished.




Release Blitz & Review – Starry-Eyed Love, Helena Hunting

May 10, 2022 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

Charming, hilarious, and emotional, Starry-Eyed Love is Helena Hunting at her very best!

Starry-Eyed Love, an all-new hilarious and heartwarming workplace romance from New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting is now available!

Having just broken up with her boyfriend, London Spark is not in the mood to be hit on. Especially not when she’s out celebrating her single status with her sisters. So when a very attractive man pays for their drinks and then slips her his number, she passes it right back to him with a ‘thanks, but no thanks’. As the business administrator for their family’s event hotel, the Spark House, London has more important things to worry about, like bringing in new clientele.

As luck would have it, a multi-million-dollar company calls a few months later asking for a meeting to discuss a potential partnership, and London is eager to prove to her sisters, and herself, that she can land this deal. Just when she thinks she has nailed her presentation, the company’s CEO, Jackson Holt, walks in and inserts himself into the meeting. Not only that, but he also happens to be the same guy she turned down at the bar a few months ago.

As they begin to spend more time together, their working relationship blossoms into something more. It isn’t until their professional entanglements are finally over, that London and Jackson are finally ready to take the next step in their relationship. But between Jackson’s secretive past and London’s struggle with her sisters, London must question where she really stands – not just with Jackson, but with the Spark House, too.

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5 out of 5 stars

Starry-Eyed Love is the second book in the Spark House series by Helena Hunting. I love Helena and her books and Jackson Holt is one of my favorite heroes of hers. (And let’s be serious, that’s saying a lot!) The first time London meets Jackson is in a bar when he hits on her. She declines his number since she just got out of relationship. The second time she meets him, she’s giving a presentation to his company and realizes he’s the billionaire CEO. Yikes! All of a sudden he wants to be involved in business at a level he never has been before. Jackson never thought he’d see the gorgeous blonde again, but he can’t believe his luck. Now he’s working with her and helping her make business connections. He believes in her family business and wants her to succeed. Only now he can’t date her until his involvement is over. It’s two months of hell. But fun and exciting. He introduces her to people, spends time chatting with her, texting her and finding reasons to be in Colorado. London is having a hard time balancing the business at Spark House and doing what she loves, her Etsy store creations. And spending time with Jackson is getting to be one of her favorite things. She can’t get a read on him all the time, but when he finally admits he wants to date her as soon as the auction they are working on together is over, he’s not kidding. At the end of the night he asks her out and gives her the best kiss of her life. Their chemistry was off the charts before, now it’s just fire! They can deal with the long distance, but when his past comes up London isn’t sure she can trust him. Will Jackson be able to convince her to give him another chance? Oh boy! I really loved London and Jackson. London is so talented and funny and smart. She’s doing things that don’t come naturally to her for her sisters and the business but she loves them that much. Jackson is sexy and fun and swoony! He treats her as an equal and says the most meaningful and sweet things to her. Overall, I laughed, cried, cheered and smiled a lot! I enjoyed it more than the first book! I loved seeing Linc and Griffin again too! Looking forward to Harley’s story.


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Release Blitz & Review – Royal, Rebel Shaw

May 10, 2022 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By


Title: Royal
Series: Club Pivot #1
Author: Rebel Shaw
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 10, 2022






Falling for the nanny isn’t my style…but neither was becoming a single dad overnight.
When my three-year-old niece, Hadley, needs a guardian, I fill the role and need a nanny. Stat. What I get instead is London Ashford—an infuriating redhead who tempts me at every turn.
The harder I push, the more she pushes back. I’m someone used to calling the shots, and her insubordination should irritate me; instead, it turns me on.
My nightclub isn’t going to run itself, so I have to harness my desire for her and let her do her job—so I can do mine.
Finnegan Royal is charming, gorgeous, and an insufferable asshole. Not exactly my type…not that it matters. He’s my new boss.
But watching a powerful businessman like Finn be brought to his knees by his toddler niece makes me feel all kinds of things I shouldn’t.
Named one of Chicago’s most eligible bachelors, he owns the hottest club in town and can have any woman he wants, but he has his sights set on me. The nanny.
The beautiful little girl has stolen my heart, but I have no doubt her arrogant uncle would break it if given the chance. So why can’t I stay away?




5 out of 5 stars
Royal is the first book in the Club Pivot series by Rebel Shaw. I love that the Lacey Black and Kaylee Ryan duo came up with Rebel Shaw! So much fun and Royal is a perfect start to their new name. 

Finn is a night club owner. A bachelor. A man without strings. A man who does what and who he wants. He has exactly what he wants in life. The club. His business partner/best friend. His grandma. His brother, sister-in-law and niece. His wishes his parents were here especially when he receives a call in the middle of the night. A call that changes his bachelor life forever. He is confident in business but taking care of a three-year-old girl? Fuck no. He doesn’t know how to do this. He is lost. Thank God his assistant has just the nanny for Hadley. 

London was in-between jobs so this is perfect. SHe hasn’t met her aunt’s boss yet but she has seen his pictures and Finnegan Royal is hot. Too bad at the start he is a cold asshole but she isn’t there for him. She is there for her. The precious little girl who tugged at her heartstrings the moment she saw her. Hadley needs her and she needs Hadley. The connection is there from the start. And maybe, Finnegan needs her too. He needs her to call him out of his shit, to melt his cold heart for Hadley. Hadley needs to feel the love she knows Finn feels for the little princess. 

I don’t want to spoil anything so I won’t get more into the story but I will say that I loved their banter, passion, and heat. I also love as always that this duo doesn’t just have a child in the background, she is a big part of the story. I fell for Hadley. Hard. She is just so damn cute, smart, and loving. Together, these three are everything but can they be a real family? Can Finn let go and see what is right in front of him? 


“I can’t tell you how many times I’ve imagined this moment. I tried not to, but no matter what I did, I couldn’t escape you.” 

“I have a friend here, Finn. I’m not in the mood for your bullshit.” 
Hadley gasps from her car seat. “He said a bad word!” 
“Shit, is that Hadley? Can you hear me?” 
“He said anudder one!” 
“Jesus, Finn, take me off speaker,” Weston growls. 

“I can’t escape you. No matter how hard I try, I can’t get you out of my head.” 
“Then don’t.”




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




Blog Tour & Review – Brutal Vows, J.T. Geissinger

May 3, 2022 | Posted in Blog Tour, Review | By

An Irish mobster with a brutal grudge. An Italian mafia princess with a dark secret.

Brutal Vows, an all-new steamy and powerful dark enemies-to-lovers mafia standalone romance from international bestselling author J.T. Gessinger is available now!

An Irish mobster with a brutal grudge. An Italian mafia princess with a dark secret.

Two enemy empires joined in sacred marriage vows.

Let the hating games begin.

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5 out of 5 stars

Brutal Vows is the fourth and last novel in the Queens & Monsters series by J.T. Geissinger. I have read many books by J.T but sadly when Ruthless Creatures released my schedule was too packed to add to my review list. I am so mad at myself for not just going for it! I usually don’t read a series out of order but when I saw Brutal Vows and my schedule was wide-open I was like I HAVE to read it, I don’t care if I didn’t read the others. I did read the Beautifully Cruel duet so I there was that. Anyway…you can read it as standalone! I don’t want to spoil anything about this badass story and it’s characters so I will make the rest short. Lol.
Rey hates the Irishman on the spot. Spider knew she was a viper from the very beginning. And he knew then…he wanted her except he isn’t the one he was there for. He was there for Lili, a sweet girl he would never love. He never expected her aunt. He heard stories about the Black Widow but those don’t even do her justice. She had a forked tongue and a body made for sin. He had to stay away from her, she was not part of the contract. Plus, he didn’t want to be killed with her lethal stare…
I absolutely f*cking loved this book! It is so addicting and full of twists, darkness, wit, and romance. I love mafia, arranged marriage, and enemies-to-lovers tropes and in this book you get ALL three! And characters who will make you hot and bothered, swoon, laugh with their wicked chemistry and banter. I really hope that one day we will see these characters again.
P.S. I have a lady crush on Rey. And of course a huge crush on Spider.
“You should also keep in mind that vipers are venomous…and they eat spiders for lunch.”
“Fuck, it’s hot when you threaten to kill me.”
This is the strike of the match that lit the raging forest fire. This is dark, intense, and dangerous. This is need, not want…and I don’t like it at all.


2 Spider I get only a glimpse of the woman in the window before the curtains fall back into place and she disappears, but the image of her is seared onto my retinas. Dark hair, red lips, olive skin. A black, low-cut dress. Acres of cleavage. And eyes that glittered silver in the afternoon sun like the flash of coins at the bottom of a wishing well. She can’t be Liliana, the lass I’m here to meet. I’ve seen pictures of her. She has a sweet, innocent face. A shy, lovely smile. The woman in the window looks like she’d only smile if she were slitting your throat. Mindful of the armed guards, I say in Gaelic to Kieran, “I thought the lass’s mother died?” Standing beside me, he follows my gaze and looks up at the blank window. “Aye. Why?” “Who else lives here?” He shrugs. “Dunno. From the size of the bloody place, probably a thousand people.” She’s not a servant, that much I know. There wasn’t a hint of servitude in those flashing eyes. She looked more like a warlord about to lead an army of soldiers into battle. “This way,” says the guard nearest to me. He nods toward an arched opening in the brick wall that leads from the circular driveway into an interior courtyard. Dismissing the thought of the mystery woman, I button my suit jacket and follow behind the guard as he leads Kieran and me away from the car. The other guard walks behind us. We’re led through the lushly landscaped courtyard to a set of enormous carved oak doors, flanked on either side by towering marble columns. The main house looms over us, three sprawling stories of beige limestone with elaborate balustrades and scrolled iron balconies, topped by a line of Roman centurion statues gazing down at us from a ledge on the red-tiled roof. Inside the main foyer, the décor becomes even more ostentatious. Naked cherubs frolic with hairy satyrs and woodland nymphs in colorful frescoes on the walls. Instead of one drop-crystal chandelier overhead, there are three. The floor is black marble, the carved mahogany furniture is edged in gilt, and my eyes are starting to water from the kaleidoscope glare of stained-glass windows. Under his breath, Kieran says, “Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. Looks like Liberace hurled his lunch all over the bloody place.” He’s right. It’s fucking awful. I have to force myself not to turn around and walk out. “Ah, Mr. Quinn!” I turn to my right. A man approaches with his hands spread open in greeting. He’s fit, of average height, and somewhere around forty. His dark hair is slicked back with pomade. Wearing a navy blue pinstripe suit I can tell is custom made, a powder blue tie with a diamond tie pin, a chunky diamond watch, and a gold pinky ring on each hand, he oozes wealth, privilege, and power. His cologne reaches me before he does. His smile is blinding. I hate him on sight. “Mr. Caruso, I presume.” He grabs one of my hands in both of his and pumps it up and down like he’s a political candidate campaigning for my vote. “It’s a pleasure to finally meet you. Welcome to my home.” “Thank you. It’s a pleasure to meet you as well.” He hasn’t stopped grinning or shaking my hand. Ten more seconds of this shite, and I’ll break those Chiclet teeth of his. “This is my associate, Mr. Byrne.” I extract my hand from Caruso’s death grip and gesture to Kieran, who inclines his head respectfully. “Sir.” “Mr. Byrne, welcome. And please, both of you, call me Gianni. I prefer if we’re all on a first name basis, don’t you?” I’d rather blind myself with acid, you wanker. Kieran politely offers his name. I offer nothing. There’s an awkward pause while Caruso waits, but he gets the hint and suggests we retire to his study to speak in private. After what feels like a death march through miles of echoing corridors, we arrive at the study. It’s probably larger than the law library at Notre Dame. We sit across from Caruso in a pair of leather chairs so uncomfortable, they had to be designed by sadists. I haven’t been here ten minutes, and I’m already regretting the fuck out of this. Until she walks in the door. Dark hair, red lips, olive skin. A black, low-cut dress. Acres of cleavage. Not only cleavage, but long legs and an hourglass figure that would make any man stupid with lust. If he wasn’t too busy being turned to stone by the ice in her eyes, that is. I’ve never seen an attractive serial killer, but I bet this is exactly what she’d look like.
About J.T. Geissinger J.T. Geissinger is a #1 internationally bestselling author of twenty-seven novels. Ranging from funny, feisty rom coms to intense, edgy suspense, her books have sold over five million copies and been translated into more than a dozen languages. She is a three-time nominee in both contemporary and paranormal romance for the RITA® Award, the highest distinction in romance fiction from the Romance Writers of America®. She is also a recipient of the Prism Award for Best First Book and the Golden Quill Award for Best Paranormal/Urban Fantasy. She’s a Southern California native currently living in Nevada with her husband and rescue kitty, Zoe.

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New Release & Review – Rattle Some Cages, Lani Lynn Vale

April 20, 2022 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By


It’s not every day that you see a dead body at the beach. Or the woman of your dreams sitting next to that dead body.
Price Crow first saw Sabrina Proctor in the middle of a hurricane.

She’d been sitting next to her dead best friend, who’d passed away on the beach, with no way to get her back home, thanks to the world’s worst luck, and one hell of a storm.

So Price does what any decent person would do: he carries Sabrina’s dead best friend to their beach house and doesn’t leave her side until he’s forced to.

He had every intention of bridging that gap, of checking up on her and making sure she was okay, but life is funny and has a way of making a mockery of the best-laid plans.

Despite one hell of a connection, under the worst of circumstances, they go their separate ways. At least, he tries to. But he can’t stop thinking about her, and it becomes apparent, very fast, that he has a decision to make.

Choose Sabrina, or live out the rest of his life making everyone else around him happy except for himself.

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5 out of 5 stars

Rattle Some Cages is the third book in the Battle Crow’s MC series by Lani Lynn Vale. I’m really enjoying this series so far and  I loved Price and Sabrina. The first time Price sees Sabrina, he knows she’s something special and he wants to see her again. He never thought she’d show up at the beach during a hurricane with her best friend who passes away holding her hand. He’s quick to jump in and help and doesn’t want to let her out of his sight. But after the week is over, he can’t be with her if it means upsetting his sister. But he’s going to keep an eye on her just in case. And it’s a good thing he did! Her ex is a total sleezebag and after weeks of being apart, he just can’t stay away anymore. Sabrina isn’t sure why Price stayed away, but she’s happy he’s back now. She needs him. Wants him. It’s just easy to be with him. She feels safe and wanted for the first time in her life. I love the heat and humor between Price and Sabrina! And I do love his brothers! Looking forward to more in the series!


Blog Tour & Reviews – Flirt, Adriana Locke

April 20, 2022 | Posted in Blog Tour, Review | By

FLIRT by Adriana Locke

Release Date: April 8th

Genre/Tropes: Contemporary Romance/Office Romance/Fake Dating/Friend to Lovers



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I’m a single female that’s tired of relationships ruining my life. However, there are times when a date would be helpful. If you’re a single man, preferably mid-twenties to late-thirties, and are in a similar situation, we might be a match.

Candidate must be handsome, charming, and willing to pretend to have feelings for me (on a sliding scale, as the event requires). Ability to discuss a wide variety of topics is a plus. Must have your own transportation and a (legal) job.

This will be a symbiotic agreement. In exchange for your time, I will give you mine. Need someone to flirt with you at a football party? Go, team! Want a woman to make you look good in front of your boss? Let me find my heels. Would you love for someone to be obsessed with you in front of your ex? I’m applying my red lipstick now.

If interested, please email me. Time is of the essence.


Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Flirt is the first book in the Carmichael Family series by Adriana Locke. I love when one of my favorite authors starts a new series and the start of this one is AMAZING. If you read Sweet, the sixth book in the Landry Family series then you got a small glimpse into how this family works. Antics, love, and lots of laughs.
Brooke needs a date to her grandmother’s birthday party. If she shows up single, she will never hear the end of it from her mother. She wouldn’t even go if it wasn’t for her grandmother, Honey. So, she writes out an ad for a fake date and that is when the crazy ride begins. She really didn’t expect so many responses. But what truly shocked her was when Moss Carmichael volunteers for the job. The man is a flirt. A friend. Does she think he is hot? Fuck yes. Has she ever thought of him as more than a friend? Hell yeah. Does she want a relationship ever again? Hell no. Would she ever risk their amazing friendship? Hell no again. She needs a date. He needs a date for an event. It’s a win-win really.
Moss loves flirting with Brooke. She is his happy place but they can never be more. No way in hell he was going to let her take a stranger home to her wacky family. He was the only man for the job. Though a few of his brothers would say they were. Ha! This will be easy even if he is hard every time he is around the woman. Has he wanted to kiss her in the last two years they have worked together? Of course. Does she scare him? Fuck yes. He knows her and she needs this. A date. So why not fake date until then? It’s always fun to mess with his family so it’s on.
I absolutely love these two! I do believe Moss is tied with Lincoln for my favorite Locke man. I love a shameless flirt who makes me laugh, swoon, and get hot and bothered. And Brooke is a tough cookie who knows what she wants. Together, I love their banter, sexiness, and flirt game. It’s not all about good times though. It’s an emotional ride and I am here for it and can’t wait for the rest of the boys to find their loves.
“When I’m around you,” he says softly, his eyes never leaving mine, “I think maybe my heart can be fixed someday.”
She’s my worst nightmare and my wettest dream.
“Those fucking ducks.”
5 out of 5 stars

Flirt is the first book in the Carmichael Family series by the queen of small town-family romance, Adriana Locke. I will dare say that Flirt is my favorite book of Adriana’s. I got absolutely giddy when I heard the Carmichaels were getting their own series after meeting them in Sweet. I didn’t expect to fall for Moss so hard and so fast though! But I don’t feel bad about it for a second! He’s dreamy, sweet, sexy, funny and hot! He had me swooning all over the place. The things he says when he’s not even trying? Oh my! Swoon-a-licious! Brooke is strong, independent and talented. Her family leaves a lot to be desired, but the Carmichaels are like family.  Just like Moss. They have been working together for two years and each has secretly lusted after the other. But they are great friends who know a lot about each other. Who are comfortable with each other and genuinely enjoy each other’s company. So when Brooke needs a fake date to a family function, Moss volunteers. It’s no hardship spending more time with Brooke. After one scorching kiss, the rules of the game change. He’s all in. She fights it for a while, but it’s futile. They have friendship, passion, fun, sexiness and love. They both have pain and loss in their lives that needs to be buried before they can move on together. It’s heartbreaking and heartwarming. Overall, I loved every second of it. If I had time, I would definitely read it again! Hmm…maybe I’ll listen to it if it comes to audio. Flirt is a fantastic start to a new series and I am here for it. I don’t think any of his brothers will top Moss, but I can’t wait to see them try!


“You are basically my hero.”

“I think I would be a heroine.”

He laughs. “I don’t know. You have a lot of big-dick energy.”

“You’re damn right I do.”


“Thank you,” he whispers into my ear.

“For what?”

“For sharing you with me.”


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USA Today and Washington Post bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.


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New Release & Reviews – Screwed, Lili Valente

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


My best friend’s older brother excels at many things—being a bossy grump, a jerk, and…this hopeless virgin’s fake fiancé?

I need a guy who understands that this is all pretend, and who better than a man who can’t stand me—and vice versa? Besides, Derrick is the kind of cocky, confident, successful dude bro my gram will adore.

We’ll convince my ailing grandmother I’m not going to die alone, Derrick will honor that favor he owes me, and we’ll part ways as enemies with NO benefits.

It’s a rock-solid plan…until it isn’t.
Turns out I may have made a slight miscalculation.

Now Derrick is charming my family, sweeping me off my feet, and making me want crazy things.

Suddenly, I think I might actually want him to be my first and maybe…my only?

Yeah, I’m screwed.
So bleeping screwed.


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5 out of 5 stars

Screwed in the second book in the Virgin Diaries series by Lili Valente. Each book can be read as standalone but I recommend reading the series or at least the novella. If you read Scored then you have met Harlow and Derrick, well…this is their story!
Harlow has been on the hunt for a man who doesn’t want love but a man who is could give her a good time. A man to punch her V-Card and be a nice guy about it. Then, she can move on with her life and find love down the line. She was not about to be like the other women in her family. She refuses. But, that is not what she needs at the moment. What she needs is a fake boyfriend for her family reunion. All her gram wants before she leaves on her next adventure is to know that Harlow has found the love of her life and is happy. Harlow wants to give her that peace and if Derrick aka Satan is the only man to help give her that, then so be it.
Derrick and Harlow’s relationship is complicated. The tension along with the attraction is there but they aren’t doing anything about it except ignoring it with all their willpower. But now, they will be in the same place, in the same suite for a week faking to be in love. Harlow is afraid to put herself out there again after being rejected years ago. Derrick is afraid it’s too late to put himself out there. They have some explaining to do for sure. Can they get their heads out of their asses and finally get it together?
These two!! Their banter is their foreplay. It can be sweet. It can be funny. It can be flirty. It can be anything. This story is so much fun!! One week of ups and downs, a crazy family, and surprises in the bedroom. I loved Derrick and Harlow. I also loved Gram! I can’t wait for what is up next in the Virgin Diaries.
5 out of 5 stars

Screwed is the second book in the V-Card Diaries series by Lili Valente. I loved this enemies-to-lovers, fake fiancé romance! Derrick and Harlow have mad chemistry. Some if it is left over hostility from years ago, but most of it is smoking hot attraction. Harlow needs a fake fiancé to meet her grandma and her family. Derrick happily agrees. Their hatred has thawed since they kissed and now spending the night in the same room is going to push them over the edge. Harlow is ready to get rid of her V-card and Derrick is just the man for the job. Derrick can’t believe his luck. He’s had feelings for her for a long time and now’s his chance to show her how good they can be together. As long as she doesn’t run. Will Harlow realize her feelings before it’s too late? Oh man, I love Derrick and Harlow! Their chemistry, their banter, their heat. It’s all off the charts! Another fantastic story from Lili Valente!


Release Day & Reviews – Code Name: Revenge, Sawyer Bennett

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

Code Name: Revenge (Jameson Force Security, Book 9)
Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: April 19, 2022



When Kynan McGrath approached me about joining Jameson Force Security, I jumped at the chance. Just call me Dozer Burney, one half of the genius duo who keeps the team at the forefront of security technology. The move from NASA to Jameson also put me back on the east coast, closer to those who mean the most to me.

Jessica Anderson has been my best friend since college. A single mom who found herself mixed up with a dangerous man years ago, she’s been living a safe, quiet life in Miami after helping police put him behind bars. We both knew her safety, and that of her daughter, was reliant on him staying locked up. So when I see an alert that he’s escaped from his maximum security prison, I know where he’s heading to exact his revenge.

Now it’s a race against time to get to Jessica before he does.

Protecting her with my life is easy, because there’s one thing I’ve never admitted to anyone, not even myself—I have been in love with Jessica Anderson since the day I met her. And if we both make it out alive, I’ll make sure she knows it every day for the rest of our lives.

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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Code Name: Revenge is the ninth book in the Jameson Force Security by Sawyer Bennett. You can read each book in the series as standalone but I recommend reading the series. Each book has a unique love story and I have fallen for each one. Dozer is one of the newest employees of Jameson.
Dozer was happy for all of the couples at Jameson. Love is in the air while he is single AF and totally okay with that. He loves someone but they just don’t know it. He doesn’t want to ruin the friendship they have built over the years. They are so close that he is The Godfather of her daughter, Thea. They are in Miami and he loves to visit them but when he lands there this time it is to save their lives. He won’t let anything happen to Jess. She is his family along with Thea and Claire, Jess’s mom. She might know he loves her but not in the way she thinks…
Jess can’t believe this is happening. Ivan has escaped prison and is after her. Thank God for Dozer showing up when he did and now they are at Jameson laying low. She wants this to be over with. The only silver lining is that she gets to spend time with Dozer. Their friendship means the world to her. Her feelings are complicated when it comes to the man. He is her strength and she knows he would do anything for her and Thea and that is what scares her. Ivan is a dangerous man and Dozer wants this to end now. Will he put himself in danger to save her? Will her complicated feelings become uncomplicated?
Aw! These two have a beautiful and complicated kind of love. I loved it! I could feel their connection from start to finish. I totally fell for Thea as well. She is stinkin’ adorable! I can’t wait for the next book. Bring on the K-9 unit.
“I’ve got a million different things I want to do to you to make you scream.”
“I could kiss you right now.”
Bebe looks at me, a warning expression in place.
I blow her a kiss instead.
“You’re stunning.”
“Of course I am,” she teases and twirls again. “But what about the dress?”
5 out of 5 stars

Code Name: Revenge is the ninth book in the Jameson Force Security series by Sawyer Bennett. I’ve been waiting for Dozer’s story for a while and it didn’t disappoint. He’s half of the technology team at Jameson, smart, talented and no interest in being a field agent. But that doesn’t mean he’s not equipped. He’s a perfect shot, agile, strong and capable. And when his oldest friend, Jessica is in trouble, he drops everything to help her. Especially since he’s been in love with her for years. Now they have to spend time together and their true feelings come to the surface. Turns out it’s not a one-sided love. Dozer jumps in to help protect Jessica and her daughter even though it’s dangerous. He has his team to protect him and he’s going to protect Jessica with his life if need be. I loved Dozer and Jessica! I love a friends to lovers romance and this one was great! Suspense, humor, sexiness, friendship and love. I love the new guy and can’t wait for his story!


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Release Blitz & Review – The Debt, Natalie Wrye

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


Title: The Debt
(A Brother’s Best Friend Romance)
Series: Manhattan Nights #7
Author: Natalie Wrye
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 15, 2022







Weddings are supposed to be fun-glamorous…aren’t they?


I’m not so sure anymore.
Because the second my best friend Drew tapped me to Best Man at his own NYC nuptials, I realized that I was in for one hell of a ride.


Especially when it becomes clear that his younger, can’t-stay-out-of-trouble sister Sabrina will be the Maid of Honor and I will have to keep my usually-busy hands off of her.


Mostly, because she’s my best friend’s little sister. But more because she deserves better than a guy like me—a family screw-up with more secrets than good intentions.
I am sure of one thing, though: I owe Drew for saving me from a lifetime of mistakes.
It just didn’t occur to me that Drew might have his own mistakes, too. Dangerous ones that push me closer to that sharp-tongued Sabrina…


And closer to a ticking time bomb I never saw coming.




5 out of 5 stars
The Debt is the seventh book in the Manhattan Nights series by Natalie Wrye. You can technically read each book as standalone since they are different couples but there is a storyline that connects them. One man really…Chris Jackson. So I recommend starting from the beginning and if you have already then you know this couple. Lachlan is Drew’s best friend, and Sabrina is Drew’s sister.
It’s almost the big day for Drew and Nancy! So of course his best man and her Maid of Honor would be in the same place at the same time. New York City for five days of wedding preparations and parties. Lachlan and Sabrina haven’t seen each other in six months, since the night they kissed. He went back to London and she went back to Connecticut. And since then their lives have changed so much. Lachlan has been miserable. Sabrina has been shunned. And now they have been thrown together in a twisted game. One they didn’t ask to play. They don’t know who to trust. They don’t know who is out to get them…
What they do know is they still have that spark between them. They are fighting it. He doesn’t think he deserves her, that he will only hurt her in the end. She doesn’t want to want him but her heart always has. Seven years is a long time to crush on your brother’s best friend. It was easier when he was across the pond but now? It’s torture. For both of them. One thing is for sure though…they need to solve this mystery before it is too late. And will they also find a way to find each other in the dark?
Natalie never disappoints with her twists and turns. Sometimes I don’t even know which way is up. Lol. This one has more angst with the couple. They both have their own set of issues they need to work through. It’s not easy. It’s not all roses and butterflies. There are some bumps and bruises along the way. (No, there is no abuse!) I am hoping that I spotted the next couple! They are going to be a fun pair if I am correct. It was also cool to catch up with Drew and his groomsmen. They are so funny.
On instinct, I pick my seltzer up off the bar.
And before my lungs have time to inflate, I see a vision. A memory. A past ripped from a dream.
A walking fantasy wrapped all in silk.
The most stunning sight of the entire night walks in, smiling demurely. Sabrina.
“I’m not the one who’s in trouble here,” he offers.
“Oh, and I am?”
“In ways you don’t even know, sweetheart.”
“…I’ve never been the hero in anyone’s story, Sabrina. And I’m not going to be the hero of yours.”


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Blog Tour & Reviews – Beauty and the Baller, Ilsa Madden-Mills

April 1, 2022 | Posted in Blog Tour, Review | By

“In this un-put-downable romance, Madden-Mills skillfully balances the emotional with the physical to produce a love story that’s equal parts scorching and sweet.” —Publishers Weekly

Beauty and the Baller, an all-new emotional and steamy opposites attract, fake relationship standalone romance from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills is available now!

An NFL quarterback turned small-town coach gets sacked by a Texas beauty queen in this swoony, passionate romance from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills.

Gorgeous, talented, and brilliant, NFL quarterback Ronan Smith has the world in his hands. But after losing his career and his fiancée in a car accident, he falls into a pit of grief and bad choices. When a mysterious girl shows up to his party, he feels drawn to her and makes her his…for one night.

Former beauty queen Nova Morgan is on a mission. Scantily clad as a princess from a galaxy far, far away, she sneaks into a high-profile party to capture the attention of her favorite quarterback. But her hopes crash after an awful one-night stand.

Fast-forward two years. Broke and desperate, Nova returns home to Blue Belle, Texas, where, by a cosmic twist of fate, her broody neighbor is none other than Ronan, the shiny new football coach everyone adores. But he has no idea who she is.

The booster club keeps shoving women at Ronan to keep him in town. His solution? He proposes fake dating to Nova. But things heat up for real under these Friday-night lights when he realizes she’s the one who slipped away.

Has this jaded beauty found her forever baller, or will his past keep them apart?

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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Beauty and the Baller is Ilsa Madden-Mills’ latest epic romance. I have read most of Ilsa’s novels and this one is one of my favorites! The story. The characters. The fun. I was so close to finishing it in one day! I was seriously addicted.
Ronan lost everything a year ago. His career. His fiancée. He was in a black hole then he saw her. His Princess Leia. He had to save her and then he had to have her. It was the first time he saw the light in a year then she was gone when he woke up. That night changed him. She changed him and he didn’t even know her name or even remember most of her features. He wasn’t exactly sober but he was now. Two years later, he was in Blue Belle, Texas as a HS football coach who has been set on a pedestal he didn’t ask to be on…
Nova was home. Broke and taking care of her teenage sister, and she was in no mood for a party. Her neighbor, apparently the high school football coach was celebrating a win and his birthday. She didn’t care. She also didn’t care if she looked a hot mess. Then she sees him. Her one-night stand from two years ago. The one she both couldn’t forget and wanted to forget and apparently, he did. He didn’t even recognize her. The arrogant jerk. Fate was a total bitch.
Ronan and Nova’s twist of fate is epic, y’all. She knew it would be a bad idea to fake date him. He didn’t want entanglements. This wasn’t his home, it was a stepping stone and everyone knew it. It was why the whole town was trying to find him a woman to tie him down. Well, it wouldn’t be her even though she knew Ronan tying her down would be the best night of sex. Ever. Nope. She couldn’t go there until…
I can’t really get into the story anymore than that but I can say I absolutely loved this couple! The meet-cute. The banter. The connection. The heat. The passion for the game. The emotions. It was everything I expected and more. If you follow my reviews then you know I don’t read blurbs so all I knew was it had to do with a beauty and a football player. I am obsessed with the cover. I love Nova, she is a true badass. I love Ronan, he is an alpha with a romantic side. These two are fire! I also fell for the side characters too, Tuck is hilarious and the rest are too.
“You like to eavesdrop?”
“It’s a lesson all Southern women learn early.” She shrugs an elegant shoulder. “We don’t care if we get caught.”
“Come over to the dark side, Princess.”
“I love kissing you. Each time is different,” I murmur as our breaths mingle.
5 out of 5 stars

Beauty and the Baller is Ilsa Madden-Mills’ newest epic, second chance, fake relationship romance and I loved every second of it. It has heart, heat, humor, fun, sexiness, Star Wars, football, southern charm and a cast of relatable and loveable characters. Ronan is floored when his dream, a gorgeous blonde in a Princess Leia costume, crashes a football party. What’s a hero to do? Like Han Solo, save the Princess. Ronan might have been grief stricken and a little drunk, but his princess left a mark on his heart and soul. Nova jumps at the chance to get closer to The Ronan Smith. Dress up and pretend to know things about Star Wars? Check. Dance with sexy footballer? Check. Go back to his room and have the best night of your life? Check. It didn’t end the way Nova wanted, but she moved on, tried to forget about the hurt. Now she’s back in her hometown in Texas after her mother’s passing and the new football coach lives next door. To say she was shocked to find Ronan was the coach is a sever understatement. He’s still s gorgeous, but she has to ignore that. She hates him. He’s a jerkface. And apparently all the women in Blue Belle want him. Except her. Right? She needs to find a job, figure out how to raise her teenage sister. Ronan doesn’t remember her, but when he does it is on. He still feels a connection to the sexy blonde who ultimately saved him. What he needs it a fake girlfriend so all the crazy single women in town back off. He needs to keep things easy and light. He doesn’t expect to want to spend time with Nova. Want to know things about her. Her Secrets. What she wants out of life. He definitely did not expect to fall for her. But this town and the high school coaching job is just a stepping stone. Right? This can’t be his forever. Ronan doesn’t know what hit him until he almost loses it all. Will he be able to fight for his new life? Learn to live in the moment? Trust in fate? Wow! I have read a lot of books by Ilsa and this is by far one of my top two favorites. It has everything I love in a romance. A second chance, humor, sexiness, a fun, smart sexy hero with sexy hair, an independent, smart heroine. Secondary characters that could have their own stories and of course love. I laughed, cried, had to fan myself and wish there were going to be more Ronan and Nova. I honestly couldn’t love this story more! P.S. I love her clothes and shoes and his undying love for Star Wars!

About Ilsa Madden-Mills Wall Street Journal, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills is best known for her angsty new adult romances and romantic comedies.

Eight of her eleven novels have placed in the Amazon Top 10 Best-seller List: Dirty English #1; Fake Fiancée and I Dare You #2; I Bet You, Filthy English, and Very Bad Things #6; Boyfriend Bargain #8; The Last Guy, her collaboration with Tia Louise, #4.

A former high school English teacher, she adores all things Pride and Prejudice, and of course, Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero.

She’s addicted to frothy coffee beverages, cheesy magnets, and any book featuring unicorns and sword-wielding females. Feel free to stalk her online.

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