Release Blitz & Review – Drake, Sawyer Bennett

January 3, 2023 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

Drake: A Pittsburgh Titans Novel
Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: January 3, 2023

Synopsis:

Read the first THREE chapters of Drake

Drake McGinn turned his back on hockey after the league betrayed him. Will the Titans be his chance to clear his name and take back the career he once loved?

After I made the decision to divorce, my ex-wife set out on a smear campaign against me, telling anyone who would listen that I was betting on hockey and throwing games. It wasn’t surprising that my ex told the lies, but the fact that the media, league, and fans chose to believe her baseless claims was unforgivable. I walked away from it all and never looked back.

Having settled into life as a single dad to three boys, I’m content. I have more money than I could ever need, and plenty of time to do whatever I want, whenever I want, and whoever I want. So when Brienne Norcross, the team owner for the Pittsburgh Titans, shows up at my house with a job offer, I have no problem turning her down. But the no-nonsense billionaire, with sinfully seductive red lips and killer heels that would look hot as hell thrown over my shoulders, won’t take “no” for an answer.

Now I need to find balance between hockey, my boys, and the explosive chemistry Brienne and I can no longer deny. A cast-off hockey player and the league’s only female team owner? I can think of a million reasons why it could never work but can’t bring myself to care about a single one of them. Game on.

All books in the Pittsburgh Titans series can be read as standalones. See the entire series here: https://sawyerbennett.com/bookstore/the-pittsburgh-titans-series/

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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Drake is the fifth book in the Pittsburgh Titan’s series by Sawyer Bennett. I’ve been looking forward to Drake’s book since the beginning! There’s something about this big, broody, long-haired sexy single father that calls to me. And he’s met his match with Brienne, the smart, beautiful, owner of the team. What starts out as hate between them turns into freaking crazy hot lust. Neither of them has time for a relationship, so this is perfect. And it’s a little forbidden, but not against the rules. The sneaking around, stolen glances and hot nights are everything. Drake is all about the sexiness and none of the feelings. He’s trying to be the best dad and hockey player he can. He can’t afford complications in his life. But Brienne becomes more than fun between the sheets. Now he doesn’t know what to do. Run away or toward her and trust that she’s there for him? Wowzas. Drake is freaking fantastic. I just loved everything about him. From his hair to his muscles, to what a great dad he is, to his dirty mouth. He never wanted to love again, but he never met anyone like Brienne before. I loved how smart and dedicated Brienne was. She’s totally kickass! This one might be my favorite of the series (did I say that last time? :)).

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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 – Dibs by Kimberly Knight & Rachel Lyn Adams

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

Dibsa

by Kimberly Knight & Rachel Lyn Adams
Publication Date: January 31, 2023
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, MM, Second Chance Romance

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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Dibs is a standalone novel by Kimberly Knight and Rachel Lyn Adams. It’s the first book I have had from either of these authors and it will not be my last. I love MM and when I saw this cover, blurb and an opening in my schedule I just had to have it. 
It’s seventeen years in the making…
The day after Chase retires from MLB the last person he expected to see was his college roommate and teammate. As his son’s fall ball baseball coach. He is in shock. He hasn’t seen Gage since the day after their shared a moment in bed after a party. Over the years Chase tried to forget that night but as soon as he sees the man in front of him, everything comes rushing back. He doesn’t know what it means. He has never wanted another man, he has since been married and divorced with two kids in the last seventeen years so what does this mean? 
Gage knew this reunion was going to happen but didn’t know it would be this soon. Chase’s son, Jase and his son Dylan were best friends and teammates so of course he knew who Jase’s dad was but nobody else knew about their past. What he didn’t expect was how much he wanted to kiss the man senseless. 
Chase and Gage need to figure this out. Talk about what happened and what it means now. Was it just a drunken night between roommates? Did they regret what happened? Can they be friends and not make it awkward? Can they be more? Do they want to be? And what about their kids… 
I absolutely LOVED it! I mean come on… MM, amazing single dads, gay for you and baseball!? Yum, yum, yum. I loved their story, connection, and passion. Passion for the game, kids, and each other. They have some obstacles to hurdle and that made them even stronger. I read this book in one sitting and hoping to read Traded one day soon. 
Quotes: 
“Since the night I first saw you play with your band, I’ve been thinking about how your hands would feel on me again.”
“Need any help?” 
Gage grinned and gave me a you-helped-plenty-last-night look. “Yeah, I could use a hand.
I looked down at the floor trying to hide my smile.
“Are you going to send me to detention, Mr. Statler?” 
We stared at each other for a few beats, and then both of us burst into laughter. 
“I’m going to take you over my knee,” he replied, still laughing. 
“Your good one or your bad one?” I teased. 
He tackled me onto my back. “You need to watch your mouth.”

From USA Today bestselling authors Kimberly Knight and Rachel Lyn Adams comes a MM forced proximity friends to lovers gay for you romance with on-the-road secret hook-ups.

Sometimes, an unexpected night can change everything …

It’s said that college is where you try things and eventually find yourself. Chase Matthewson hadn’t expected to experiment with his roommate and fellow teammate, Gage Statler, but a drunken night at a party led them to the same bed. Before either of them could wrap their heads around what happened, Gage suffered a devastating injury and left college.

With no closure, the two put that night behind them and never spoke of it or to each other again. They both moved on, married women, and started families. Chase lived out his dream of playing professional baseball while Gage found different ways to fulfill his passion for the sport.

Years later, both men find themselves divorced, focused on fatherhood, and not looking for another long-term relationship. But what they don’t know is that the past is about to bring them together.

Gage starts coaching Chase’s son’s travel ball team, forcing the former roommates to come face to face and finally acknowledge their secret hookup. When the team moms joke about calling dibs on the hot coach, Chase wants to tell them he called dibs first.

About the Authors

Kimberly Knight is a USA Today Bestselling author who lives in the mountains near a lake in California with her loving husband, who is a great research assistant. Kimberly writes in a variety of genres including romantic suspense, contemporary romance, erotic romance, and paranormal romance. Her books will make you laugh, cry, swoon, and fall in love before she throws you curve balls you never see coming.

When Kimberly isn’t writing, you can find her watching her favorite reality TV shows, binge-watching true crime documentaries, and going to San Francisco Giants games. She’s also a two-time desmoid tumor/cancer fighter, which has made her stronger and an inspiration to her fans.

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Rachel Lyn Adams is a USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, five children, and several pets (currently 8 of them). She is an avid baseball fan and rarely misses an opportunity to watch her beloved San Francisco Giants. When she isn’t busy with the demands of her family, you will find her reading or writing as she couldn’t imagine her life without books.

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Release Blitz & Review – The Book We Crave, Monty Jay

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

THE BLOOD WE CRAVE

Monty Jay

Release Date: December 13 

 

My secrets are infested with infatuation.

His cravings are dripping in blood.

Is it love?

Or is it something much darker…

An obsession.

 

Death found me as a young girl. Latching onto the core of my soul.

No one knows what that horrid night did to me. What kind of monster it flourished inside me. I’d become a ghost, hiding from the world so that people would never find out about the morbid desire I harbor.

 

Until he noticed me.

 

Thatcher Alexander Pierson: Cunning. Sharp. Beautiful.

 

A man bred from the seed of a serial killer. Stitched together with old money and Dolce & Gabbana clothing.

He is my strongest fixation. My sweetest, darkest addiction.

And I’m his phantom.

I have haunted him my entire life and now?

He sees me for exactly what I am.

A killer.

I sicken him. But he has always mesmerized me.

When a copycat murderer prowls among the trees of Ponderosa Springs, our loyalty is tested.

It had been foolish of us to believe our revenge would go unpunished. That the town wouldn’t retaliate after what we did.

With our lives hanging in the balance, Thatcher and I have no choice but to coexist.

In the twilight of musty cabins and haunted library towers, my somber secrets are exposed, and his cravings are revealed.

 

So the question is…What is love without obsession?

 

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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

The Blood We Crave is the third book in the Hollow Boys series by Monty Jay. I am obsessed with this series and I have been falling hard for Thatcher Pierson since the very beginning and now, I am fully in love with the man. I mean, damn.
Thatcher is Lyra obsession. Lyra is Thatcher’s ghost. They have a past that nobody could understand. To her it is everything. To him it is a nightmare. He is in control, always. Lyra knows it, loves it, even craves it. It makes her obsession even more dangerous especially when Thatcher has the skills to end her. He doesn’t lose control, ever and he won’t now. Not for her. Not for anyone. He has no soft edges, no feelings, no desires. He is darkness and she needs to stay in the light before she is destroyed. The problem? She wants in his darkness more than life itself…
I get it Lyra… I really do. Thatcher and his very controlled movements and speech is panty-melting. I mean…swoon when he rolls up his sleeves and gets dirty. In all seriousness, this couple is so worth the fucking wait. The Hollow Boys and the women they love have more work to do to take out the real ones making Ponderosa Springs a very dangerous place to be.
Overall… the writing is addictive, fantastic, and beautiful. The story is is all of those things and more. It’s completely unique. I can’t wait for the next book!
Quotes:
I had become an orchestrator of fear. A conductor of pain. I compose death.
I crave him. Every part of him. Even the tortured parts of himself others run away from. I want to let his demons out of their shackles just so they can play with mine.
I’d rather be ignored by him than noticed by anyone else.

Meet Monty Jay:

Monty Jay likes to describe herself as a punk rock kid, with the soul of a gypsy who has a Red Bull addiction. She writes romance novels about insane artists, feisty females, hockey players, and many more. 

When she isn’t writing she can be found reading anything Stephen King, getting a tattoo, or eating cold pizza.

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Release Blitz, Excerpt, Review & *Giveaway* – The Humbug Holiday, Lane Hayes

December 12, 2022 | Posted in Excerpt, Giveaway, Release Day Blitz, Review | By

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Release Blitz, Excerpt & Giveaway:
The Humbug Holiday
By Lane Hayes

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Two grumpy bears and a holiday season neither will forget…

Joe

So this sexy silver fox rolls into my small New England town and buys a run-down old house in need of renovation. That’s where I come in. My job is to do some basic repairs, so he can write in peace. Yep, the hotshot is a bestselling author, but that’s not why I recognize Cameron Warren.

No worries, I won’t let a one-night stand make things awkward. I could use the work, but is he seriously asking me to help him buy a Christmas tree too?

No way.

Cameron

I’m a good-natured guy all year long, but I have to admit…I hate the holidays.

There. I said it.

This season, I’m hiding away on the opposite side of the country in a picturesque village. My family isn’t excited about my decision, and the only way to assure them I’m fine is to deck the darn halls. Or hire someone else to do it.

The handyman might not be the logical choice for an elf, but his grumpy act makes me smile. Which makes me think the holidays might not be so “bah-humbug” this year after all.

The Humbug Holiday is a bisexual, age-gap romance featuring two grumpy bears who find unexpected magic and learn to embrace everyone’s favorite time of year!

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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

The Humbug Holiday is Lane Hayes’ newest sexy standalone. I loved everything about this story. Two grumpy bears, an age gap, spicey sexiness, Christmas fun and laughs. I pretty much smiled the entire time except when I was fanning myself! Cameron and Joe are the perfect couple. They both hate Christmas for different reasons from their past. But Cameron is willing to decorate for his aunts. Joe is willing to help Cameron because he’s paying him, but also because he just wants to. I fell hard and fast for these two. Cameron is older (yay!), a talented writer, big and sexy. Joe is a handyman who’s sexy in flannel and jeans and really loves his hometown. It took Cameron, an outsider, for Joe to see how much he really loves it. And Joe showed Cameron there’s more to life than working all the time. I couldn’t love this story more. Ok, maybe if it was longer. Ha! Cameron and Joe are one of my favorite couples of Lane’s and hope we get to see them again!!

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We sipped hot cocoa, chatting idly as we watched the flickering embers and twinkling lights from the Christmas tree. We’d talked about taking a shower and rustling up something to eat, but this was warm and cozy. And it felt nice to lean back with our legs tangled and Cam’s hand resting over mine.

I snickered at his overembellished recounting of our adventure. “The snow drift was maybe three feet tall. Not twenty.”

“Hmph. We’ll measure it next time.”

“Deal.” I bumped his shoulder playfully. “Before you got here, when was the last time you were in the snow?”

“New York City, two years ago at a book signing on Fifth Avenue. It coincided with the premiere of the Morningside series on Netflix, so even though the weather sucked, the show went on.”

“I forget you’re famous sometimes.” My tone was light, but I must have struck a nerve.

Cam sipped his cocoa quietly. “I don’t feel famous. I’m a storyteller, that’s all.”

“A very good one…so they say,” I added with a teasing wink.

“Maybe. But I get lost in the accolades. I have a message from Martin on my cell. He must have texted while we were sledding. He’s excited about a new contract. He wants me in LA to do a holiday promotion. He went on and on about how fucking excited everyone is, and he’s already working with art directors…and something about billboards and social media adverts, and—fuck, that’s not real to me. It’s noise. Being here with you…this is real.”

I rested my chin on his shoulder, then kissed his neck. “It’s real to me too.”

Cam’s lips quirked at the corners. “I even like that damn tree.”

“It’s a good one. A little plain, but good,” I agreed.

“You’re right. It’s too plain. Let’s fix that.”

“Huh?”

He sat up quickly and set his mug on the mantel. Without a word, he left the room and returned a moment later with the lone box of holiday decorations we’d left sitting in the hallway for weeks. He popped open the lid and sank to his knees to inspect the contents.

“Angels, stars, and red bulbs. I should have guessed,” he chuckled. “C’mon, my fellow Scrooge. Help me decorate this baby.”

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About the Author:

Lane Hayes loves a good romance! An avid reader from an early age, she has always been drawn to well-told love story with beautifully written characters. Her debut novel was a 2013 Rainbow Award finalist and subsequent books have received Honorable Mentions, and were winners in the 2016, 2017, 2018-2019, and 2020-2021 Rainbow Awards. She loves red wine, chocolate and travel (in no particular order). Lane lives in Southern California with her amazing husband in a not-quite-empty nest.

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Blog Tour & Review – The Scramble, Kristen Proby

December 9, 2022 | Posted in Blog Tour, Review | By

Hating Christmas has always been easy.

Until she meets him.

The Scramble, an all-new holiday, meet-cute romance featuring a heroine scrooge and a hot hero who loves Christmas from New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby, is now available!

There are two things you need to know about me. 1: I’m never late. And 2: I hate Christmas. Yes, I’m a girl who hates the holidays.

My entire, enormous family is already enjoying their holiday vacation in Iceland, but thanks to my busy job and having to meet them there, I’m late. They could have chosen any holiday to fly across the world, but Christmas won, which sent me scrambling because the end of the year is my busiest time. It’s difficult to carve out moments to see the family at all.

So, now, I’m forty thousand feet in the air, trying to get to Iceland before Christmas morning, all while also attempting to get some work done. If only the hot guy next to me would leave me be.

Dylan says I should put the work away until after my holiday and relax a bit. And while his suggestion of spending some time together on the north Atlantic island seems preposterous, I can’t help but feel intrigued when he promises to show me how to enjoy the Yuletide season properly.

After all, I can’t possibly spend every minute with my family.

But how do I just shrug off my duty to my job and throw caution to the wind for a stranger…no matter how handsome he is? Because that’s something else about me: I never throw caution to the wind—even a beautiful, blustery Icelandic wind.

Then again, Mama always said, “Never say never…”

Download your copy today exclusively on Amazon! Amazon: https://amzn.to/3CZPthT Amazon Worldwide: https://mybook.to/thescramblekp Amazon Paperback: https://mybook.to/thescramblepb

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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

The Scramble is a Single in Seattle novella and part of the 1001 Dark Nights series. You can absolutely read it as a standalone but I have warn you… You will want to read the rest of the series.  Maddie Montgomery needed to work but instead she was on a flight to Iceland to meet her family for Christmas. She had twenty-fours hours to spend with them and even then she thought about work. That was until a man in the pod next to her in first-class distracted her. He was flirty, hot AF, a total sweetheart and also a man who made her laugh. He wants more time with her, he only has to convince her stay for the week… Once that is done… It’s on! A vacation fling might just be what the doctor ordered for this workaholic but what will happen when it ends?  Loved, loved, loved this story! It’s fast but packs a punch. It is such a fun and sexy read. It is also what family goals are all about. I loved catching up with all of them.  Quotes:  “It really is a fine ass,” I agree, turning everyone’s attention to me.  “Don’t make us beat the shit out of you on Christmas, dude,” Drew says. “I’ll be doing the biting around here, sweetheart. As soon as we settle this.” “I could tell you everyone’s names, but you’ll never remember them all, and it usually takes spreadsheets and graphs.”

About Kristen Proby:

Kristen was born and raised in a small resort town in her beloved Montana. In her mid-twenties, she decided to stretch her wings and move to the Pacific Northwest, where she made her home for more than a dozen years.

During that time, Kristen wrote many romance novels and joined organizations such as RWA and other small writing groups. She spent countless hours in workshops, and more mornings than she can count up before the dawn so she could write before going to work. She submitted many manuscripts to agents and editors alike, but was always told no. In the summer of 2012, the self-publishing scene was new and thriving, and Kristen had one goal: to publish just one book. It was something she longed to cross off of her bucket list.

Not only did she publish one book, she’s since published close to thirty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion Series.

Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two pugs and two cats.

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Release Blitz & Review – Good Trouble, Lani Lynn Vale

December 6, 2022 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

Good Trouble

Gator Bait Series 2

Lani Lynn Vale 

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About the Book

Bain met Diana, a.k.a. Luce, the night before he was set to deploy to Afghanistan.

It’s not every day that you take your brother’s girlfriend to prom because he refuses to put out the effort.

That night was one of the best nights of his life and the next day, he leaves and doesn’t see her again.

But there are letters. Not many, but enough for them to form a connection.

Over the two-year deployment, they became great friends.

The best of friends—at least, as good of friends as you can be when it’s your brother’s wife.

Fast-forward six years and she still counts him as one of her greatest friends. Even going as far as to stick by him when he’s sent to prison because his own brother turned on him.

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Luce had a crush on her then-boyfriend’s brother since way before she and Bain’s brother were married. From the moment he volunteered to take her to prom, she’d fallen.

Over the years, she’d tried to hide it. Tried to go on with her life and act like she loved her husband and only her husband. But as time went on and Braxton started to treat her more and more like crap, she realized the truth. Her husband wasn’t Bain. Her husband would never be him.

Hell, that’d been proven time and time again.

The smoking gun, though? The thing that made her realize it was time to leave?

When her husband stood by while she was assaulted, while the man she tried to act like was just a friend protected her. Then was sentenced to eight years in jail for it.

It was time to admit the truth.

Bain McDempsey was it for her. She just had to help him see it. Oh, and get him out of prison first.

 

Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Good Trouble is the second book in the Gator Bait series by Lani Lynn Vale. We met Bain in Nobody Cares Unless You’re Pretty and I loved his story! It’s a very complicated one! He saved his brother’s girlfriend and went to jail for it. Now he’s out and back home and he never stopped caring for Diana, or Luce as he calls her. She married his brother, but they are divorced. Diana never forgot Bain or what he did to save her. Her ex is a total jackass and she’s glad that’s over. Now that Bain is back she can’t stop thinking about him. And it’s not helping that he seems to be everywhere she is. The pull is too strong to fight. Bain doesn’t care what his brother thinks. His parents love her already. Now he just has to convince Luce to take the chance. When she realizes that Bain is the balm to her soul. The happiness that helps her depression and the man who lights he body on fire, she’s all in! Now they just have to deal with someone trying to kill her and him. But they are stronger together and they can get through anything. I loved Bain and Luce. He’s so funny and sexy and loving. She’s independent, smart and knows what she wants to do with her life. I loved his parents and how fierce they are! We get to see more of the other men and I’m excited for all their stories!

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Release Blitz & Review – The Scramble, Kristen Proby

December 6, 2022 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

Hating Christmas has always been easy.
Until she meets him.

The Scramble, an all-new holiday, meet-cute romance featuring a heroine scrooge and a hot hero who loves Christmas from New York Times bestselling author Kristen Proby, is now available!

There are two things you need to know about me. 1: I’m never late. And 2: I hate Christmas. Yes, I’m a girl who hates the holidays.

My entire, enormous family is already enjoying their holiday vacation in Iceland, but thanks to my busy job and having to meet them there, I’m late. They could have chosen any holiday to fly across the world, but Christmas won, which sent me scrambling because the end of the year is my busiest time. It’s difficult to carve out moments to see the family at all.

So, now, I’m forty thousand feet in the air, trying to get to Iceland before Christmas morning, all while also attempting to get some work done. If only the hot guy next to me would leave me be.

Dylan says I should put the work away until after my holiday and relax a bit. And while his suggestion of spending some time together on the north Atlantic island seems preposterous, I can’t help but feel intrigued when he promises to show me how to enjoy the Yuletide season properly.

After all, I can’t possibly spend every minute with my family.

But how do I just shrug off my duty to my job and throw caution to the wind for a stranger…no matter how handsome he is? Because that’s something else about me: I never throw caution to the wind—even a beautiful, blustery Icelandic wind.

Then again, Mama always said, “Never say never…”

Download your copy today exclusively on Amazon! Amazon: https://amzn.to/3CZPthT Amazon Worldwide: https://mybook.to/thescramblekp Amazon Paperback: https://mybook.to/thescramblepb

Add to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/3ELiq2K

 

Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

The Scramble is a Single in Seattle novella and part of the 1001 Dark Nights series. You can absolutely read it as a standalone but I have warn you… You will want to read the rest of the series.  Maddie Montgomery needed to work but instead she was on a flight to Iceland to meet her family for Christmas. She had twenty-fours hours to spend with them and even then she thought about work. That was until a man in the pod next to her in first-class distracted her. He was flirty, hot AF, a total sweetheart and also a man who made her laugh. He wants more time with her, he only has to convince her stay for the week… Once that is done… It’s on! A vacation fling might just be what the doctor ordered for this workaholic but what will happen when it ends?  Loved, loved, loved this story! It’s fast but packs a punch. It is such a fun and sexy read. It is also what family goals are all about. I loved catching up with all of them.  Quotes:  “It really is a fine ass,” I agree, turning everyone’s attention to me.  “Don’t make us beat the shit out of you on Christmas, dude,” Drew says. “I’ll be doing the biting around here, sweetheart. As soon as we settle this.” “I could tell you everyone’s names, but you’ll never remember them all, and it usually takes spreadsheets and graphs.”

About Kristen Proby:

Kristen was born and raised in a small resort town in her beloved Montana. In her mid-twenties, she decided to stretch her wings and move to the Pacific Northwest, where she made her home for more than a dozen years.

During that time, Kristen wrote many romance novels and joined organizations such as RWA and other small writing groups. She spent countless hours in workshops, and more mornings than she can count up before the dawn so she could write before going to work. She submitted many manuscripts to agents and editors alike, but was always told no. In the summer of 2012, the self-publishing scene was new and thriving, and Kristen had one goal: to publish just one book. It was something she longed to cross off of her bucket list.

Not only did she publish one book, she’s since published close to thirty titles, many of which have hit the USA Today, New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists. She continues to self publish, best known for her With Me In Seattle and Boudreaux series, and is also proud to work with William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins, with the Fusion Series.

Kristen and her husband, John, make their home in her hometown of Whitefish, Montana with their two pugs and two cats.

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Release Blitz & Reviews – Turn Me On, Lauren Blakely

December 2, 2022 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

The first rule of being an attorney is don’t sleep with your clients.
The second rule is–see the first rule.

Those guidelines don’t account for a man like Zane Archer though. The major leaguer is all confidence and big D energy as he swaggers into my life one night at a hotel bar, determined to spend the night with “the sexy suit,” as he calls me.

I’m so damn tempted to say yes, especially when my new client devastates me with a scorching kiss that has me reconsidering all my life choices.
The catch? If I tear up the rule book, my reputation as a lawyer to the most bankable stars in pro sports is on the line. Including my new goal of striking the deal of a lifetime for him — one he desperately needs to take care of his family.
Instead, I fight like hell to stay professional as I work closely with the man I can’t have.
But the more time we spend together, the more his irresistible charm threatens to break my resolve . . . right along with my heart.

 

 

Alpha baseball player.
Sexy suit.
Stolen moments.
Steamy nights.
Forbidden sports romance.
TURN ME ON is now live and FREE in KU!!
✦ Audible ➜ http://blkly.pub/AudioTurnMeOn Teddy Hamilton and Jacob Morgan
5 out of 5 stars
Turn Me On is the second novel in the Winner Takes All by Lauren Blakely. Lauren is one of my favorite authors and it’s time to play ball…
Zane wanted him from the moment he saw him sitting in a hotel bar. A man in a sexy suit who matched him flirt for flirt. He knew they would be good together, in bed. He read the man’s wants and needs and he was a giver. The night was looking up until he was introduced to his new agent/lawyer. Maddox LeGrande. The now off-limits sexy man in a suit. He was so fucked. It was time to put on his game face and stop thinking about what his new agent would look like naked tied to his bed…
Maddox knew he went too far but the man was irresistible. All swagger and big D energy. God, he never wanted anyone so badly but it was dangerous. It was unethical. He needed to focus on his client’s wants and needs and not the ones he truly wanted to explore. But the more time they spend together, the harder it is to resist the charming, flirty, and hot AF ballplayer. What if they gave in for just one night? Is even just one night worth the risk? 
Holy. Fucking. Hotness!! These two are crazy hot! Not only are they scorching but they are so much more. They just click. In and out of the bedroom and I am here for it. I felt their connection from start to finish and I didn’t want it to end. The story is full of desires, baseball, family, food, and of course love. I just know this series will be unforgettable. 
Quotes: 
I barely have any time to drive him Wild, to kiss along his jaw, to lick his earlobe, to make him beg. I need ours, entire nights, whole weeks to do the million things I want to do to him. 
It’s uncanny how my body knows him when we’ve barely touched. 
“I said I’d stop. I will stop. I care about you so damn much. I don’t want to put you in a bad position.” 
His lips twitch. “No, you want to put me in every position.” 
Oh, hell. He went there, into the dirty zone. 
5 out of 5 stars

Turn Me On is the second book in the Winner Takes All series by Lauren Blakely. This series is MM and I am here for it. Lauren has quickly become one of my favorite MM authors and Zane and Maddox made me laugh, swoon and fan myself. Zane sees Maddox in a bar and wants to take him home. Immediately. Until he finds out he’s his new agent. The attraction is off the charts, but nothing can happen. Maddox is also a lawyer and you don’t cross the line with your clients. Zane proves to be very hard to resist. With Zane’s sexy smiles, confidence and positive attitude, Maddox is a goner. Zane has responsibilities and can’t afford to get distracted from baseball. Maddox is a distraction, but the best kind. Is it possible to have baseball and love? Holy moly! Zane and Maddox are one of my favorite couples of Lauren’s. There’s just something about their honesty, their chemistry, their outlook on life that just got to me! They are dedicated but open and of course sexy and fun! I’m hoping we see more of Zane and Maddox in the rest of the series!

Audio: I know I say this a lot, but I love Teddy and Jacob together! But they really brought out their A game on Turn Me On! Wowzas! Just perfection. Lauren Blakely and Teddy and Jacob are always pure gold!

 

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 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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Release Blitz & Review – A Wonderful Lie, Carrie Aarons

December 2, 2022 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

 

A secret holiday romance between coworkers who talk love and dating on competing podcasts? Say no more! Carrie Aarons’ just released A Wonderful Lie, which is a workplace rivals, reverse grumpy/sunshine romance that will give you all the feels you crave during the festive months! It’s the perfect spicy read to pair with a cozy blanket and some hot cocoa … don’t worry, your newest golden retriever book boyfriend will also warm you up *wink wink*

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Everyone lies around the holidays. We lie about the money we’re spending. We lie that we’re following our diets.

What am I lying about this year? The fact that my workplace nemesis has become my friend-with-benefits.

Collin Machlan and I have been each other’s competition since we joined our college’s radio station freshman year. Six years later, we’re both hosting shows for the country’s most popular podcast network.

Just as everything starts turning red and green, our boss announces a promotion, and whoever gets the most listens during this merry season will be crowned the winner.

There is just one catch; the only way to draw an audience in December is to theme every episode around Christmas. For a woman who typically celebrates alone with takeout and slasher flicks, I’m at a big disadvantage.

Going toe-to-toe with the guy I’ve never been able to intimidate is only made harder by the fact that Collin doesn’t seem to want to play our usual games. Add in some mistletoe and a Secret Santa swap, and I finally give in to his shameless flirting.

Maybe it’s the delusion of cuffing season, but suddenly I’m spending every night with him. No one at work knows. Neither does his family, or my friends. I lie that it’s just physical. That me, a self-proclaimed bachelorette, couldn’t possibly be on the brink of a relationship. I lie that we’re still competing for a job he doesn’t even want.

Until one too many lies threatens to topple my life like a crooked tree with poorly-distributed ornaments. And I’m left to decide between my lonely and blue traditions, or a love that lasts all year round.

Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

A Wonderful Lie is Carrie Aarons’s newest enemies-to-lovers romance with a twist of Christmas cheer. I have read almost of Carrie’s books and this has to be one of my favorite couples! 
Lark was not a fan of the holidays. She was even less of a fan of her coworker, Collin. He is a cocky playboy who has been the bane of her existence for the last six years. They both talk about sex, dating, and love in different ways on their podcasts. Their ratings are always on top but now it was game on when they have to complete for the top time slot. The issue? One, it’s December so the shows need to be holiday themed. Two, their one-night stand is way too hot to not want more…
It’s cuffing season and for Lark and Collin, it makes their relationship, whatever it is even more confusing. Neither of them know really know what they are doing. Sex? Oh, they have that down. Dating and love? Not so much. They are both twenty-four years olds who have never been in love or have had a lasting relationship. Can they even have one now? They are coworkers who have always had hate with a touch of sexual tension kind of relationship and everyone knows it. Plus, it could never work anyway, right? All the secrets, lies, mistletoe, Christmas cheer, it’s all too much. 
I want to be Lark when I grow up. Lol. She is a badass who knows what she wants, in the bedroom at least. And Collin, damn… that man is fire. For real though, I loved these two! I felt their passion for each other and their work throughout the book. Even when that passion for full of hate. Yum! Nothing wrong with some hot hate sex, am I right? 
Quotes: 
“Wow, you sincerely want this. Subjecting yourself to sleigh rides and mistletoe to win? Cutthroat.”
Fucking hell, we’re going to destroy each other.
She’s heaven and sin wrapped into one, a polished professional who wears turtleneck sweaters while discussing edging like it’s the flavor of coffee in the break room that day.

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Release Blitz & Reviews – Once Upon a Sexy Scrooge Blaine & Ella Frank

November 29, 2022 | Posted in Release Day Blitz, Review | By

Once Upon a Sexy Scrooge by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine is now live!

Ah, Christmas. The most magical time of the year. A time when the snow is falling, cider is flowing, and couples are kissing under the mistletoe.

Too bad all that makes me want to gag. Look, it isn’t that I’m a hater, it’s just that I have a job to do, and this particular holiday is getting in the way of that. And I know what you’ll say, that Micah Noble’s Christmas Tree Farm is a beloved tradition for many of the families of Merrihill, but you have to see the bigger picture here: a five-star luxury resort where overworked Manhattanites can escape to, a serene place of spas and shopping and watching sexy lumberjacks chopping wood… Oh, wait, scratch that last one. Lumberjacks aren’t my thing. Anymore. Micah Noble cured me of that, which tends to happen when you’re trying to buy someone’s family land to bulldoze to the ground. He can call me a Scrooge all he wants, but business is business, and pleasure is…well, not something I can afford to think about. Even if it does come packaged in those tight jeans and flannel shirts that make me want to rip them off with my teeth—

No. This is not happening. I will not think of Micah as anything other than an obstacle to getting what I want. A really, really sexy obstacle.

Ugh. Screw Christmas and the sleigh it rode in on.

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Sandra's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Once Upon a Sexy Scrooge is Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine’s newest sexy Christmas romance and I am here for it. I love this writing duo and their seasonal romances are always so fun! 
Maxwell always seals the deal so he’s not going to let a lumberjack living in an isolated cabin deter him. The man wouldn’t take his calls so he was going to him and not leaving till he gets what he wants. At the very least, he can get out of Manhattan during the holidays. The city was a nightmare at this time of year for someone who is not a fan of the holidays. All the music, tourists, and shopping bags. Even if it’s just one day away from it all, that’s all he needs to have a break and Micah’s signature on the dotted line…
Micah was mind his own business of chopping wood for the fire when a city boy shows up, rude and moody. The man wanted to bulldoze his family’s home and Christmas tree farm for a resort for people like him. Well, it’s not happening. Merrihill is a small community who doesn’t want a bunch of tourists. They want community and for one month a year… it’s here on his land. He needs to show Maxwell exactly why he will never sell and at the same time show him what the joy of holidays is all about. The man was a total Scrooge…
This story is so cute!! It’s also sexy and so much fun! The characters. The magic. The mistletoe. I loved it all. 
Quotes: 
“The problem with you city guys is you never know when to shut up.” He ran his eyes down over me and then shook his head. “And the problem with me is that I want to make you.”
“Are you trying to romance me, Mr. Noble?” 
“Maybe.” 
“By dancing in a barn?” 
“You’re missing the point, Scrooge. The romance isn’t about dancing in a barn. It’s about who you’re dancing with in the barn.”
“Still don’t believe in Christmas miracles?” 
“I’m getting there.” 
“Well then, let’s see if I can get you all the way there.”
5 out of 5 stars

Once Upon a Sexy Scrooge is newest gem by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine. This book has all my favorite things: Ella, Brooke, Christmas and a sexy enemies-to-lovers story! I’m a huge fan of Christmas. Huge. And this story is fun, magical, hilarious and sexy! Maxwell’s company wants to buy Micah’s tree farm. Something that’s been in his family for many generations. Micah has already said no, but Maxwell decides to drive up and try to convince him in person. He wasn’t dressed for or prepared for a snow storm. Even though he’s a total jackass to Micah, he gets an invitation to stay with him until the storm is over. Micah knew exactly who he was when he saw him get out of his fancy car. Now he has the perfect opportunity to show this Scrooge how important his tree farm is to the town and his family. He has him trapped, now he needs to show him the magic, while they both try to fight off the buzzing attraction. Micah isn’t going to fall for another city boy. Max does not find this huge, lumberjack sexy. At all. It’s all banter and snark until it isn’t. Then it’s sexy looks, small touches and an invitation to the dance. Max meeting Micah’s family. Both Micah and Max know after just one kiss their lives will never be the same. But Micah lives and works on his family’s land. Max lives and works in the city.

What happens when Christmas if over and they go back to their lives? I couldn’t love Micah and Max more! I didn’t want their story to end and I miss them already! I loved Micah’s family and the strong connection that grew between. This is the prefect Christmas enemies-to-lovers romance!

 

Meet Ella

Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite Preslocke series. Her Prime Time series has been praised as “highly entertaining!” and “sexy as hell!”

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

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

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Meet Brooke

Brooke Blaine is a USA Today Bestselling Author best known for writing romantic comedy and M/M romance. Her novels lead with humor and heart, but Brooke never shies away from throwing in something extra naughty that will scandalize her conservative Southern family for life (bless their hearts).

She’s a choc-o-holic, lives for eighties bands (which means she thinks guyliner is totally underrated), believes it’s always wine o’clock, and lives with the coolest cat on the planet—her Ragdoll/Maine Coon mix, Jackson Agador Spartacus.

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