Review Tour – Make A Wish, Helena Hunting

January 24, 2023 | Posted in Blog Tour, Review | By

With her signature charm and sense of humor, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Helena Hunting creates a novel about love, family, and second chances in Make a Wish


Ever have a defining life moment you wish you could do over? Harley Spark has one. The time she almost kissed the widowed father of the toddler she nannied for. It was so bad they moved across the state and she never saw them again.


Fast forward seven years and she’s totally over it. At least she thinks she is. Until Gavin Rhodes and his adorable now nine-year-old daughter, Peyton, reappear at a princess-themed birthday party hosted by Spark House, Harley’s family’s event hotel. Despite trying to avoid the awkwardness of the situation, she can’t help but notice how unbearably sexy he looks in a tutu.  Add to that a spontaneous hives breakout, and it’s clear she’s not even remotely over the mortification of her egregious error all those years ago.


Except Gavin seems oblivious to her inner turmoil. So much so that he suggests they get together for lunch. For Peyton’s sake, of course. It’s the perfect opportunity to heal old wounds. Or it could just reopen them. This is one of those times Harley wishes she could see the future…


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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Make A Wish is the third and final book in the Spark House series by Helena Hunting and it’s my favorite of the series! It’s a single dad, second chance romance full of fun, sorrow, joy, hope, lust, love, friendship and family. Seven years ago Harley was the nanny for Peyton, a toddler who lost her mom. She almost made the mistake of almost kissing Gavin, but nothing happened. Then they moved away. Now they are back and when they run into each other Gavin wants to have lunch and catch up. Harley is thrilled to spend more time with Peyton. She’s not sure what to make of the connection she and Gavin seem to have. He seems to be interested in her, but that can’t be right? Can it? Gavin never forgot about Harley, but she was barely twenty years old back then. Now she’s all woman and he can’t deny how he feels about her. But there’s Peyton to consider. The more time they spend together the more time he wants with Harley. With Peyton and all to himself. Is he ready to move on? Put the past behind him and have a future with Harley? This is such a great, emotional story! So much loss but so much hope. I thought Gavin and Harley handled things like adults. And Peyton is freaking adorable! I love her honesty and openness. I loved how Gavin talked to his best friend and got advice. How Harley and her sisters are a team. And I loved how Harley stood up for herself. She finally realized what she wanted and she asked for it. It was great to see Avery, London and their men again. I’m sad the series is over, but it ended perfectly!







Release Day & Reviews – The Bossy Billionaire’s Last Valentine, Erin McCarthy & Lili Valente

January 23, 2023 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

Who says you can’t find true love with a total stranger?

Kayley, that’s who. After our fantastic night together turns into a morning meeting spent vying for the same piece of property, we’re now more enemies than lovers.

While the lawyers sort it out, I have a plan–convince her to be my Valentine anyway because I’ve got it bad for this smart and sexy woman. Real bad.

But not bad enough to back away from the land I need to build a legacy in the mountains, no matter how much I enjoy spending time in Kayley’s… hot tub.

Since she’s not backing down either, this relationship is probably doomed.

Unless this bossy billionaire can learn to compromise when faced with the prospect of a lifetime of lonely Valentine’s Days…and nights.


5 out of 5 stars
The Bossy Billionaire’s Last Valentine is the third novella in the The Billionaires of Jingle Bell Junction by Lili Valentine & Erin McCarthy. I am loving these novella and the Ratcliffe brothers and the women they fall for. If you read The Naughty Billionaire’s Baby Bargain then you know Kayley and Bran’s meet-cute was funny and unique and now you get to see what happens next…
Bran and Kayley have an amazing first night together. Neither of them are looking for a relationship. She is busy with her business and he is just starting a new project in town. As it turns out, they want the same thing. A mountain. One they both were sold! Now, it’s on to figure out who gets to keep it. Can they still have fun while fighting over a mountain they both need?
These two are not messing around. Plans are made. Plans are broken. In just the short amount of time the lawyer needs to figure out who is the rightful buyer, they go through so many emotions and of course sexy times but what will happen when the winner is announced? Will it be over?
“I happen to be a real fan of nice hipsters who are also fabulous kissers.”
“I haven’t kissed you yet,” I say, my face already drifting closer to hers.
“But you’re about to,” she whispers. “And it’s going to be fan-fucking-tastic.”
“The only thing worse than hating your enemy is hating him and wanting to jump his bones at the same time.”
This speedy explosion is all Bran and his triple attack of dirty words, G shot knowledge, and hair tugging.
5 out of 5 stars

The Bossy Billionaire’s Last Valentine is the third and final novella in The Billionaires of Jingle Bell Junction by Lili Valente and Erin McCarthy. I really enjoyed this series of these brothers and their women. This is a fast paced novella full of fun and sexiness. Bran and Kay meet and have one amazing night together. They both want to see each other again, but something big gets in the way. Now they don’t know what to do, but they can’t seem to stay away from each other. Will one of them give up their dream to have love? I loved Bran and Kay! They were fun, entertaining and made me laugh!


Release Blitz & Review – The Backup Plan, Jill Shalvis

January 17, 2023 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By



An unexpected inheritance might be the gift of a lifetime.

The Back Up Plan, an all-new second chance standalone romance in the heartwarming Sunrise Cove series from New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis is now available!

New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis returns to Sunrise Cove with a heartwarming tale of three people who are bought together when they’re bequeathed an old Wild West inn that has the potential to pull their lives apart, but instead turns into the gift of a lifetime.

When Alice receives a call about an unexpected windfall, she’s stunned to learn the gift is a falling-apart-at-the-seams old Wild West B&B she once considered home—and she’s inherited it along with two strangers. Except they weren’t always strangers. Once upon a time, they were friends. One is her ex-BFF Lauren. The other is Knox, the only guy to ever break her heart, all while never even knowing she existed.

It turns out their lives are unknowingly entangled because they once separately helped the same woman without expecting anything in return. Years later, Alice, Lauren, and Knox are broken in their own way, with their own history—and secrets— causing them to start out on the wrong foot with each other. But according to the will, they must renovate and be partners in the inn for one year or else lose their inheritance.

Stuck together, they make a list of rules to keep the peace—rules that end up doing the opposite, but by some miracle they find what they didn’t even know they were looking for—acceptance, true friendship, and in a case (or two!), true love.


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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

The Backup Plan is Jill Shalvis’ newest addition to the Sunrise Cove series. It’s a second chance at friendship and finding love. Alice, Lauren and Knox are all given an inheritance. Each gets a third in an Inn and they only have thirty days to get it ready to re-open. Eleanor was someone important to all of them, in different ways, and she left it to them for a reason. They don’t even know why until they discover emails from her. While they are fixing up the place, they learn so much about themselves. Things Eleanor was teaching them. Things they were running from. Things they should run to. It’s not an easy journey, learning about yourself. Finding your strengths and weaknesses and letting people help you. Alice and Lauren were best friends and haven’t spoken in years. It’s time for them to fix their relationship. They are all they have left from their childhood. Knox and Alice have a history. They grew up helping Eleanor and Alice had a major crush on him. Now he sees her as an independent, sexy, fascinating woman he wants to get to know. What happens when the thirty days is up? Will they decide to stay and run the Inn? Together? This was such a fun, heartwarming story! I loved getting the three stories in one. I felt for all of them and was cheering for them! Overall, I laughed, cried and totally swooned over Knox!


About Jill Shalvis

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jill Shalvis writes warm, funny, sexy contemporary romances and women’s fiction. An Amazon, BN & iBooks bestseller, she’s also a two-time RITA winner and has more than 10 million copies of her books sold worldwide.

Jill lives with her family in a small town in the Sierras full of quirky characters (Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is mostly coincidental). She does most of her writing on her deck surrounded by more animals than humans. Which is quite astonishing considering she’s a city girl who was plucked from the wilds of L.A. to the wilds of the Sierra’s. Most of her books come from a combination of hard work, cookies, and hot guy pics, and not necessarily in that order.

Jill often travels to reader weekends & conventions where she LOVES getting to meet and hang-out with readers. The only problem being she tends to get lost in her hotels. So if you ever see NYTimes Bestselling author Jill Shalvis roaming the halls, someone please return her immediately. 


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Release Blitz & Review – Cute But Psycho, Lani Lynn Vale

January 17, 2023 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By



About the Book
Etienne LaFayette hits the ground running the moment he breathes free air after being paroled from a maximum-security prison in Texas.

He claws his life back from his brother-in-law who’d taken over his business during the years he’d spent as an inmate at Huntsville Penitentiary. Though it is hard, he puts his life back together in Accident, Florida.

There, he hires new employees, joins a motorcycle club, and becomes wildly successful overnight.

Seems like the perfect life, right?


Because one of his first clients is a beautiful, curly-haired woman that reels him in from the moment he first lays eyes on her. Only, before he can work his charm, she forms an opinion of him based solely on the person that he chose to work at his side, day in and day out. That opinion? Utter disgust.


Matilda Deveraux has been dealt blow after blow her entire life.

First with the death of her mom. Then living with a stepfamily that despises her.

Her entire life she’s been known as different. The “weird girl that creeps everyone out.”

It’s not her fault that she’s different, yet everyone, including Etienne’s assistant, treats her like she’s a menace to society.
Like she would be better off in a loony bin than gracing the streets of Accident, Florida.

After years of abuse from everyone around her, the last thing she needs is to be around a man that would have that horrible woman around him twenty-four seven.

As a result, she forms an opinion—something that people do to her all the time—and treats him accordingly.
Only, it turns out that Etienne isn’t who she thought he was.

He’s much, much worse. But only in the best of ways.


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Cute but Psycho is the third book in the Gator Bait MC series by Lani Lynn Vale. We met Etienne and Matilda in Good Trouble and their story is an enemies-to-lovers romance! Etienne is friends with Bain and just out of jail. When he meets Matilda there’s something about her that he really likes. But she seems to hate him. He doesn’t know why, but he’s building her new clinic so he’s going to see her a lot so he has to get her to like him. Matilda has a crappy family. No one really loved her and she just wants to feel loved and safe. She also has sensory issues and people are jerks to her! She’s smart, pretty and speaks her mind. Once she and Etienne clear the air, she likes him again. They have a lot in common and he loves the things about her that make her unique. He knows just how to talk to her and give her what she needs. Their story was funny, sexy and emotional. It’s not my favorite of the series, I just couldn’t connect with these characters like  I usually do. But I’m looking forward to more from the series!


Release Blitz & Review – Archer, Leila James

January 16, 2023 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

Secrets unearthed, promises made, and brotherhood bonds broken …
Less than three weeks ago, my life flipped on its axis. After infiltrating a world designed for men, my role in the brotherhood became more than I ever dared it could be. I had a mission: find out what happened to my best friend and destroy everyone who was involved with his disappearance.

Falling for them was never the plan.

But after my worst nightmare became my reality, and the past I thought I’d escaped came knocking at our door, the feelings we shared became something far beyond anything I could have anticipated. Before coming to Hawthorne Hall, I never dreamed I’d find anyone who would care for me. But against all odds, I have three.


These brothers are determined to help me unravel the tangled web of deceit and lies that has been spun around this house. As my final test approaches, our progress is stalled at every turn. The justice I seek has never seemed so far out of reach.

The truth has two faces. One, we never saw coming.

Archer is a 95,000+ word novel, the third and final book in the Brothers of Hawthorne Hall trilogy, centering around three men and one woman. MMFM

WARNING: This trilogy contains dark elements, graphic content, and situations that some readers may be particularly sensitive to. If you have triggers or are even remotely unsure, please check my website, which you can access through my author page, for a full list.


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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Archer is the third and last book in the Brothers of Hawthorne Hall series by Leila James. You absolutely need to read the books in order to fully understand their story. 
Holy f*ck, Batman that was hot!!! Each book gets more intense, emotional, and sexy as sin. I can’t get into the storyline without spoilers so I won’t go there. I can say that I was at the edge of my seat the whole time. The whole series, really. I had to know what was going to happen next. Will she tell Archer, Cannon, and Kingston why she is there? Will she get the answers she is looking for? Are one of them involved in Will’s disappearance? What the hell happened?!?! And I was also on edge about the naughty times too and hot damn *fans self* and each time Archer touched his suspenders I would get all hot and bothered *swoon* I loved that in each book we got to know each brother individually and all together. It is soooo hard to have a favorite. I love them all so much!! 
I am so excited to see what Leila has for us next! ♥️ 
P.S. Make sure to read the bonus! 
“K, I know we’re confused and upset, but fuck you’re one sexy bastard when you’re mad.”
“You’re our girl, Peaches. Best fuckup we ever made, extending you a bid.”


Release Blitz & Review – Rocky Start, Annabeth Albert

January 13, 2023 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By


I think I’m falling for my bodyguard co-worker. Now I need protection… from myself.

As a former SEAL intelligence officer, I’m supposed to be smart. Unfortunately, those smarts don’t apply to love. I did a nice thing and took my heartbroken fellow bodyguard out for a Valentine’s dinner. Just us bros. But my plan worked a little too well, and a night that ended with a scorching kiss has turned into the most awkward morning at the office ever. Now we’re working together as bodyguards on a remote mountain movie shoot. And we’re roommates.

I’ve never been attracted to a guy before, but something about Avery calls to every protective instinct I have. We’re not dating, but every night alone together, I fall a little deeper. It’s also Avery’s first time with a guy too, and while we’re both enjoying all sorts of new things together, I worry my heart will be broken when we return to civilization.

No matter how badly this may end, I can’t seem to stop wanting Avery. All of him. I want to see who he’ll become if he ever manages to get out of his own way. I want to be his biggest cheerleader, best friend, and the guy he comes home to. But going from secret hookup to forever after is a big ask. Are we both brave enough to take the leap?

ROCKY START is book four in the A-List Security series. It features TWO highly protective SEAL bodyguards, a double awakening, an exploration of the sexy, lacy kind, and all sorts of brand-new emotions. Get ready for all the high heat, big feels, and found family feels readers expect from this fan-favorite military romance author. Join A-List Security for this lower-angst series featuring former SEALs and celebrity clients. Happy endings and no cliffhangers guaranteed!



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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Rocky Start is the fourth book in the A-List Security series by Annabeth Albert. I really loved this series and Avery and Malik’s story was a great addition. This is a double awakening and I loved it! Malik is big, strong, ex naval intelligence officer for special forces and Avery is and ex SEAL. They work at A-List Security together and on Valentine’s Day find themselves dateless so they go on a platonic date. The night takes a turn toward the physical in which they both enjoy, but in contrast to Malik’s easy going attitude about doing what you enjoy, Avery freaks out. When they have to spend weeks together on a movie in Colorado sharing a room, they both discover they might not be as straight as they thought. Avery really struggles with his sexuality. He’s lived his life in the shadow of a famous football dad and he was a SEAL. He’s supposed to be manly and tough. But Malik shows him how to stop hating who he is and embrace who he wants to be. Avery fights it every step of the way, but when he realizes he’s happier than he has ever been because of Malik, he starts to think maybe he can wear the silk and love his blond curls. Admit that he’s not straight. I loved these two together. Malik is so caring and patient and level-headed and suffers from PTSD and therapy has taught him a lot. Avery is a hot mess for a while. He lost an arm and has no idea who he is or what he wants to do with his life. Once he realizes he can be anything he wants as long as Malik is with him, it’s glorious to watch him. He’s so sexy and sweet. I thought the writing was fantastic and I laughed and cried! Their kink was delicious and I just loved how supportive they were of each other. I loved so many of the secondary characters and loved seeing some old friends. I’m sad the series is over but I’m looking forward to what Annabeth has next for us!




Release Blitz & Review – Home Sweet Home, Lacey Black

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


Title: Home Sweet Home
Series: Burgers and Brew Crüe #6
Author: Lacey Black
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 10, 2023






Everyone has a past they’re trying to outrun, myself included. My time in the military left me with scars, both physically and emotionally, which is why I keep to myself. Since returning home to Stewart Grove, I work a lot so I have little time to think. To remember. I’m just content to make it through the day.
Then I meet Kallie Carpenter.
I am drawn to the sexy bartender in a way I’ve never experienced, and despite knowing I should stay away, I can’t. Kallie calls to the very depths of my soul, every broken piece of it.
I hope I don’t destroy us both.




Taking care of my injured dad and his horse ranch, as well as working at the local bar doesn’t leave me much time for a social life. Between home and Burgers and Brew, I keep myself plenty busy, despite my dad’s insistence I give dating another try. It’s not that I wouldn’t mind it, I just barely have any time to myself, let alone making room for another.
Then I find Leo Martinez sitting at the end of the bar.
He’s guarded and a little rough around the edges, but I can’t stay away. There’s a darkness in his eyes that speaks of pain, yet I only see the amazing man he tries to hide from the world.
I pray he lets me in.




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5 out of 5 stars
Home Sweet Home is the sixth book in the Burgers & Brew Crüe series by Lacey Black. You can read each book as standalone but I recommend reading the series since every couple is equally amazing. Kallie has been part of Burgers and Brew for eight years and it’s her time to find love…
Leo has been home for almost three years and hasn’t met a woman he wanted to date. Not even a woman he wanted to take home for the night. Not until he saw her. A raven-haired beauty who took his breath away. He has seen her behind the bar before but this was different. He now knew her name and he wanted to know more about her. She was not only stunning but sweet, witty, and funny. He knew with all the baggage he was dealing with that he should just walk away but he couldn’t. She was a game changer…
Kallie has seen him around. She knew he was one of his boss’s best friends and was in the Army but that was about it besides him being handsome AF. But she knew the night they officially met that there was something there. Attraction. It had been years since she even thought about being with someone. She didn’t have time for a relationship. She barely had time for a friendship. She didn’t know what would happen between them but once they started to spend more time together, she knew it was something special. He got her. She got him. Will it be enough though?
I ♥️ Leo and Kallie! I really do. Leo has been through so much and deserves the world but doesn’t believe it. Kallie believes it but also needs to let go and have some fun. They are both such caring people and I loved how much they complemented each other. Plus, the heat is there too! I am so happy for them and can’t wait for the next book.
“Kallie girl, you must have something on your butt. Leo’s staring so hard at it, I’m afraid something’s wrong with his eyesight.”
A bubble of laughter spills from my mouth and I instantly cover it.
“Don’t do that. I love your laugh. Sometimes, it’s the only thing that gets me through the night.”
His kiss is…everything. Everything a first kiss should be. Everything I didn’t realize was missing from my life.




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


Release Blitz & 6 Heart Review – Dirty Crazy Bad 2, Siobhan Davis

January 5, 2023 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

“Phenomenal. Book Hangover Overload.” – Ivy Fox, USA Today bestselling author

Dirty Crazy Bad 2, the compelling conclusion to the dark and twisted reverse-harem Dirty Crazy Bad Duet from USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author Siobhan Davis is available now!

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

The Greed & Gluttony Luminary has trapped us into executing his evil plans, and it seems we have little option but to agree. Carter has orchestrated Chad’s kidnapping, and he holds my mom’s life in his hands.

Then he drops a game-changer

We must play our parts—or at least look like we are—because the fate of our loved ones, and the world at large, depends upon it. There is no choice.

It’s a delicate balancing act, with many obstacles and no guarantee of success. Carter has spent years planning his takeover and knowing who to trust is impossible.

Teamwork is the only way we can defeat him. But that is challenging when relationships are fractured, the guys are sworn enemies, and loyalties have been pushed to their limits.

It’s up to me to make this work, so I will push my grief aside to be there for Ares, Jase, and Chad.

Rhett Carter cannot become Lord of the Luminaries and we’re the only ones that can stop him.

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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Dirty Crazy Bad: Book Two is the second book in the duet by Siobhan Davis. This duet is everything I expected and more when it comes to Siobhan’s badass stories. Her words are addictive and I will always want another hit. I can’t really get into the storyline with this one without spoilers so this will be quick. 
Ashley, Jase, Chad, and Ares are just pieces on a chess board for Rhett Carter. He wants to takeover the Luminaries and he needs everyone to play their parts. He wants to be in control of every move in the game but the next generation has other plans. The only way they can win at this game is to work together. The three men in Ash’s life have to let go of their hatred to have a future, but first they need to get Carter back. Will they make it through this twisted, dark, and deadly game? 
Wow!! My mind is blown. The twists. The heat. The swoon. The suspense. It has it all. I love dark and twisted and RH and just damn… Siobhan gets me, she really gets me. Lol. I love Ash and her men. She is a badass who knows what she wants and her men are all so different but one thing they have in common is the way they love her. I do have my fave but love them all. I hope to see them again one day since I am really hoping for a few of the supporting characters get their own books someday. 
“Own every part of me the way I own every part of you.”
“Do you trust me with your pleasure and your safety?” 
“Completely,” I say without hesitation. 
“Good.” He leans in and bites my neck.
“What the hell did you do to her?” 
“Nothing she didn’t fucking love.”

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ASHLEY Jase stalls on the step above me as Mom and Ares continue to the upper level where Ares’s, Chad’s, and my bedrooms are. “What’s wrong?” he asks, turning to face me. “You need to sleep down here,” I say, leaning against the banisters as I try not to let the crestfallen look on his face get to me. “I don’t expect anything, Ash, but I want to stay with you. To make sure you’re okay.” “I’ll be fine. I have already taken pain meds, and I’ll just set my alarm to wake me every few hours.” He folds his arms across his broad chest as his emerald eyes peer into mine. “I know I hurt you and I need to make it up to you. I know it’s not as easy as me saying I’m sorry or that I was trying to protect you. But please don’t shut me out. You are injured, and someone should stay with you.” “I’ll stay with her.” Ares’s gruff voice echoes from above. I look up, spotting him hanging back on the top step. I expect Jase to argue. There is little love lost between those two. But he surprises me. He fixes his gaze on Ares. “Make sure you wake her every four hours. And come get me if there are any issues during the night.” Ares equally surprises me when he nods agreeably. Jase pulls me into a tender hug. Pressing his warm lips to my ear, he whispers, “I love you, Temptress. Whatever you need, I will give you.” Tears stab my eyes at his words. I know what this must be costing him. “I love you too,” I whisper, stretching up to kiss his cheek. “But that doesn’t magically solve all our issues.” “I know.” The look of adoration on his face as he tucks stray strands of pink hair behind my ears is almost enough to change my mind. “We need to talk about a lot of things.” I bob my head as I extract myself from his embrace and move around him. “Yeah, we do. Night, Jase. Sleep well.” “Night, baby.”

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Release Blitz & Review – Moving On, Felice Stevens

January 4, 2023 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

Title: Moving On
Author: Felice Stevens
Genre: Gay Romance Standalone
Release Date: January 2, 2023

5 out of 5 stars

Moving On is a standalone MM romance from Felice Stevens. I’m a big fan of Felice’s and I try to grab her books as often as possible. This is Tristan and Sean’s story. (Tristan is from the Man Up series and I might have to go back and read that!) Sean is down on his luck, lost his apartment and his job and is crashing at his sister’s apartment that she typically rents out. He was a singing waiter and he’s just looking for any job serving at this point. Tristan is an ex NYPD detective back in NY after a few years of being in London. Sean’s brother-in-law gives him the apartment to use until he can find one of his own. Now Tristan, who’s grumpy and closed off is sharing a one bedroom apartment with Sean, the fun-loving singing performer. Tristan is carrying guilt over the loss of his partner and doesn’t even want to talk about himself. But he’s instantly attracted to Sean and that’s going to be a problem. Sean can’t believe he has to share space with the tall, gorgeous man who won’t even talk. But he’s persistent and is going to get Tristan to talk to him. It takes time, but they finally get into a routine of eating together (Tristan and his healthy green juice and Sean’s junk food). Then one drunken night and they end up in bed together. Tristan can’t keep denying he wants Sean. Somehow Sean got past some of his walls and he really wants to let him in. Once he decides he wants Sean it is on! And I loved every minute of it. Sean is so open and fresh and talented. He’s been on his own his entire life and he has a past that would make anyone cry (me included). Tristan was similarly abandoned as a child, hid his sexuality and suffered a major loss on the job. Together, they fill in all the broken pieces and just make sense. Sean makes Tristan smile and laugh. Tristan makes Sean want to want more for himself. It’s a funny, sexy, emotional story that had be laughing and wanting to give them both hugs!


“… the chemistry between these two is crazy! They try their best to ignore it but as they slowly grow closer, the walls start to come down. This was a sexy, sweet, wonderful book!” ~ Carol’s Crazy Bookish World



When his roof caves in, Sean Lovett thinks things can’t get any worse. Until he loses his job, adding yet another bump in the rocky road of his life. None of his so-called friends can—or will—help. And asking a favor from his abusive ex? Hard pass. Luckily, his sister comes to the rescue and offers him a great apartment—in the city, no less—until he can get back on his feet.
Sweet deal.
Until a gorgeous man unlocks the front door and strolls right in with a grumpy attitude and a claim that his boss—who happens to be Sean’s brother-in-law—promised him the same apartment.
Former NYPD detective Tristan McDermott hasn’t stopped running since the death of his best friend. After almost two years of living in his own personal hell, he returns home to New York, hoping he can move on, but guilt still follows his every step. He’s grateful to have the perfect apartment until he can settle into a place of his own. But there’s a cute guy already living there. And only one bedroom. And no way is Tristan leaving. He’s staying put.
Sharing the space is tough, but Tristan can ignore sweet Sean and his sunshiny smiles.
Kind of.
Except Sean’s brother-in-law asks Tristan to keep an eye on Sean so he doesn’t make any bad decisions.
Uh oh.
Keeping an eye on Sean is easy. Keeping his hands off him is much, much harder.
And sleeping together…well, that isn’t a bad decision. Not when it feels so good.
From Lambda Literary award winning author Felice Stevens comes the story of a grumpy, green juice-drinking ex-detective running from the past and a sunshiney singing waiter who can’t catch a break. It features a meet-cute, only one bed, learning to trust, and a surprise lap dance.









Felice Stevens has always been a romantic at heart. She believes that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending around the corner. Her characters have to work for it, because just like life in NYC, nothing comes easy and that includes love.
Felice is the 2020 Lambda Literary Award winning author in best Gay Romance and two time e-Lit award winner in romance. When not writing or watching reality television, you can find her in her reader group.




Release Blitz & Reviews – The RSVP, Lauren Blakely

January 4, 2023 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By


THE RSVP by Lauren Blakely

Release Date: January 4th

Genre/Tropes: Forbidden Romance/Off-Limits Romance/Office Romance/Age-Gap



THE RSVP from #1 NYT bestselling author Lauren Blakely is NOW LIVE and FREE in KU!

Make sure to grab this brand new sexy, age-gap, off-limits, office romance TODAY!


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(Narrated by Vanessa Edwin and Joe Arden!)


Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

The RSVP is Lauren Blakely’s newest romance! It’s a sexy age-gap, forbidden romance between Harlow and her dad’s business partner Bridger. I love a good age gap story and add in the forbidden aspect and I was sucked in from the very beginning. Harlow has had a crush on her dad’s business partner for a while. But now she’s twenty-one and she’s going to go after what she wants. Bridger never saw Harlow as more than his business partner’s daughter until one day, there is it. That spark. That connection. Oh hell. He can’t have thoughts about Harlow. Ever. She’s too young. He can’t risk his business. But when they start working together and he sees how smart, capable and sexy she is, he can’t stay away. Will he risk his business for a woman? For love? Oh man! This story is so sexy and spicy! I loved how Harlow just went after Bridger. Seduced him and proved she was more than he though she was. Bridger is so broody and serious and I loved watching him open up to Harlow. Show her the man he really is. Together they are on fire! I’m loving the series so far and looking forward to more!


Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

The RSVP is the first book in the The Virgin Society series by Lauren Blakely. You don’t have to read the prequel, The Crush but I totally would! I have read every book Lauren has written and this story is a very Lauren book but with a twist. It’s more forbidden, deeper, and the slow burn is delicious. I am soooo excited about this series! 
Harlow’s crush on Bridger is totally forbidden but she knows he is the one she wants. She can be patient. She knows she has to wait for the perfect moment in time to find out if he can look at her as a woman and not just his business partner’s daughter. It’s going to be complicated once he really sees her but she just knows it’s worth the risk but will he? 
Bridger shouldn’t be thinking about Ian’s daughter in all the naughty ways that he does. It’s not just about the sexual tension either. It’s about their connection, their common interests, the ways she sees him for him. She makes him happy but his business has been his everything for the last five years. This betrayal may cause him to have to start over again. He is torn between something that is his everything to someone who could be his everything. 
I am obsessed with these two! They are real. They are raw. They are passionate. Their connection is goals. They are so much fun, flirty, sexy, and just everything. They way they look at each other is epic. It’s hard to put into words…just read their story!! 
A whoosh rushes through my body. 
This is the first time he’s touched me. 
I don’t intend for it to be the last. 
“Want to hear a secret?” That word on his tongue sends a charge through me. 
I want to be his secret. “Tell me,”  say, desperate for more. 
“You’re destroying my self-control, Harlow.” 
I hum, like the wicked vixen I am with him. “Then…ruin it. Just ruin it.”






A new, forbidden, virgin + father’s business partner, standalone office romance from #1 NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely!


Our days are full of secrets. Our nights are for seduction…

For the last year, I’ve wanted someone I can’t have.

The man my father built his latest multimillion dollar business with.

He’s a decade older than I am, and he’s entirely forbidden.

The fact that he’s never given me a second glance only makes me long for him more.

But the other night, across the room at a gala, everything changed. His broody gaze lingered on me and grew darker.

So I’m officially done being the good girl.

Tomorrow I turn 21. As a gift to myself, I plan to seduce my father’s business partner.

Happy birthday to me.





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 65 titles on the USA Today Bestsellers list alone. She’s sold more than 5 million books. A Brown University graduate, Lauren likes dogs, cake and show tunes and is the vegetarian at your dinner party.



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