Which, sadly, was the case for me.
I’d done the exact same thing as Wake, and now I was a murderer just like him.
Did I know that I did wrong? Hell yes.
Did I regret that? Hell no.
Did I plan on changing a thing? Also, no.
Was I falling in love with a man that should scare the shit out of me? A resounding hell yes.
Nobody Cared Unless You’re Pretty is the first book in the Gator Bait MC series. I was downright giddy when I heard Wake was getting his own story! We met both Wake and Dutch in Never Trust the Living and now they are starting a whole new spin off series! Wake is about to be released from jail. Dutch is a psychologist. She seeks him out in prison to ask for help. Now that he’s out he’s going to find her. He knew he wanted her the minute he saw her. All red hair and curves. Now he just has to convince her to take a chance on him. It’s not going to take all that much! Dutch wants Wake desperately but she wasn’t prepared for how fast things started to move. One night turns into more, turns into something very permanent. Now she’s getting to know his daughter and his sister and being brought into his family. They are stronger together and they need to be to deal with the sheriff. He’s trying to catch Wake and send him back to prison, but that isn’t going to happen. Wake and Dutch are so fun and hot and sexy together! I love how smart and independent she is and how laid back and fierce he is! It’s the perfect start to a new series!
CRYBABY (Revenge Is Sweet Series: Book One) by Monica James & Michelle Lancaster
Release date: November 1st
Genre: Dark Romance
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My name is Rev.
I like long walks on the beach.
A neat scotch.
And I like stealing from rich losers who have no idea the town’s Big Bad Wolf screwed their wives six ways to Sunday.
Such a scandal, indeed.
I have one end goal—to get out of this town.
I’m a loner. And that’s by choice.
People aren’t really my thing. That is…until I meet her. The little firecracker who sets more than my soul on fire.
No one has ever stuck around.
But Darcie is different. She seems to be as broken as me, and when our worlds collide, nothing but trouble looms.
Watch out, baby…down the rabbit hole we go.
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Love And History
By Lane Hayes
The Script Club, Book 6
The sporty roommate, the professor, and a history lesson…
Ezra might be the most annoying roommate ever. He’s loud, obnoxious, and full of himself. So what if he’s a tall, muscular, tattooed jock? His tendency to strip to his boxers in the kitchen while helping himself to my food isn’t endearing in the slightest. Nope. Ezra has to go.
However, I have to admit, he’s the perfect fit to play the king for my historic reenactment event. Ezra in a royal robe…oh, this could be quite tantalizing indeed.
He won’t do it, though.
Unless I trick him into a history lesson.
Holden is the kind of dude who wears top hats and great coats while teaching astrophysics to brainiacs. Weird, right? But I gotta respect that level of commitment. And I respect him.
Sadly, Holden doesn’t feel the same way about me.
I guess I can’t blame him. Cranking his gears has been a highlight of my stint in geek land. I’ve never seen anyone get riled about yogurt like him. He makes me laugh. And think. And he makes me want things I’d never thought possible.
So yeah, I’ll take that history lesson. If it leads to something more, I’m in.
Love and History is a Bi-awakening geek/jock romance featuring a messy law student, a picky professor, and a lesson neither will forget!
Love and History is the sixth and last book in The Script Club series by Lane Hayes. I never thought I would love these adorable geeks and the men they fall for as much as I do. Holden is the last of them to fall and no one is more surprised than he is when he starts to see his messy, obnoxious roommate as more than just the annoying guy who steals his food and walks around in his boxers. Ezra just loves getting under Holden’s skin. He isn’t making any announcements about his sexuality, but he’s definitely seeing Holden as more than his geeky roommate. He thinks he’s funny, brilliant and respects the hell out of him. He even loves his hats and robes. When Holden needs help from Ezra he jumps at the chance to spend more time with him. It’s a bet he’s going to win. Holden starts to see a new side of Ezra. The tidy, dressed kind and it makes him even more appealing. One thank you kiss leads to so much more. Ezra can’t stop thinking about Holden. He’s never wanted anyone the way he wants him. He’s learning things from Holden and loves how smart and quirky he is. They both just want to have fun, but what happens when feelings get in the way? Oh man! I love, love, love Ezra and Holden. Ezra was rather annoying in the past, but now that we get to see what’s going on in his head, I couldn’t love him more. Holden is totally geeky, but so smart and handsome. They are opposites, but when they get to know each other, they realize they complement each other very well. Ezra is fun, positive and knows who he is. Holden is cautious, guarded and is comfortable in his own skin. I think this is my favorite of the series! I would love to see Ezra, Holden and the other characters again somewhere! Overall, I laughed, teared up, smiled, laughed some more and had to fan myself!
Holden mumbled a greeting to Cole, who’d shuffled bleary-eyed to the coffee machine, then leaned toward me. “What are you doing with your spoon?”
I held up the spoon in question and shrugged. “Nothing. Why?”
“You’re licking it,” he whispered, adding, “suggestively.”
I barked a strangled half laugh. “Spoon porn? Is that a thing?”
“Don’t ask me. I don’t know anything about porn.”
I arched my brow dubiously. “Really?”
“Really,” he assured me.
“It’s not interesting to me.”
“Bullshit,” I coughed into my hand, snickering at his outraged expression. “Don’t tell me you’ve never imagined a ‘Robin Hood getting freaky in the forest’ scenario.”
“What does that even mean?”
“You know…hanky-panky in tights and those weird hats with feathers on ’em.” I dipped my spoon into my bowl of yogurt and licked it clean again. “I bet they got down to some kinky shenanigans in the Sherman Forest in Renaissance times.”
Holden pushed his glasses to the bridge of his nose, which I’d learned months ago signaled an oncoming lecture. I was right.
“That’s Sherwood Forest, not Sherman, and Robin Hood is a folktale set in medieval times, not the Renaissance.”
“Same difference.” I teased, rubbing my calf against his.
He narrowed his eyes. “I suspect this is tomfoolery, but I’ll explain the difference nonetheless.”
I set my hand on his knee and smiled. “Please do.”
He blushed, then went into more detail about the difference between the medieval and the Renaissance period than my brain could process at seven a.m. But I liked it.
I polished off my yogurt, listening with half an ear as I surreptitiously studied his details—his squared shoulders, his sharp gaze, and the proud tilt of his chin. Holden was all angles and edges with smiling eyes and unconscious charisma.
When I first moved in, I’d wondered if I could handle living with a guy who spouted random bits of historic or scientific intel like an audiobook version of a dull Wikipedia entry. Funny enough, I didn’t mind at all. I learned something new every day.
For example, a few months ago, he called me a “tallow-catch” when he tripped over the shoes I’d left on the landing. I didn’t have a comeback. I literally had no idea what the fuck that meant, so I consulted Merriam-Webster. Turns out a “tallow-catch” was a lump of animal fat that butchers used to make candles in olden days. Hey, I’d been called worse. I actually appreciated that he never resorted to basic insults and rarely swore.
Holden was a true gentleman. I wasn’t. And that might never change. However, I found myself wanting to try a little harder, and maybe use this newfound supersonic power to figure out what made him tick. ’Cause it occurred to me that his quest to soak up knowledge had a manic edge. As if he used his smarts to avoid…something.
Hell, I knew all about avoiding shit. And I knew that a couple of BJs didn’t give me the right to his secrets. But I wanted them anyway.
“…the invention of the printing press changed the world forever and—” Holden paused for air and gave a self-conscious shrug. “Sorry. I get a little carried away sometimes. I didn’t mean to bore you with a history lesson.”
“You’re not boring me. I think you’re fascinating,” I commented, unthinking.
He shook his head and snickered. “I don’t think you’re fascinated with my mind, Ezra.”
He was so wrong.
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Following The Rules
The geek, the jock, and a new set of rules…
My friend’s brother needs an academic assistant and I need a job. Problem…jocks are my weakness. Seriously. I lose my ability to speak coherently around muscle-bound hotties. Oh yeah, I lose my inhibitions too—not a good look for a guy with a genius IQ. So what am I going to do about Simon?
Finishing college isn’t high on my list of priorities, but my future in professional football is looking bleak. I need a plan B or C, and I could use some help navigating life as an undergrad. Topher is perfect. He’s also a little strange…but in a good way. And I like the way I feel when I’m around him—as though anything is possible. Maybe if we follow our hearts, we’ll find what we’re looking for. But that means changing the rules…
Following the Rules is a MM, bisexual awakening romance starring a lovable nerd, a cool jock, and some extracurricular fun.
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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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Look, I had a rough week at work. So I put on a bikini and escape to the beach, where I wind up rescuing the city’s hot new quarterback from a rogue paddle board, and then he rescues me that night from a s-e-x drought.
Hello O-Town. Nice to see you!
The charmer with the magic hands wants another date too, and I say yes so fast.
But the thing is I’m the team lawyer for The Mercenaries. And the morning after the sexiest night of my life, I find out the guy I plan to see again was just traded to our team.
Dating the brand spanking new star quarterback?
Especially when my boss blindsides me with this twist – I’m in charge of managing his reputation.
I really shouldn’t invite him over late tonight then.
Truly, I shouldn’t.
Contents include: sex hacks, text snafus, bedroom dares, major league dirty talking, and twists you won’t see coming in this sexy sports romance.
Two A Day is the first book in The Girlfriend Playbook series by Lauren Blakely. We met Drew in The Virgin Next Door and I’ve been excited for his story ever since! He’s the starting quarterback who meets a sexy stranger on the beach. They hit it off immediately and then they can’t get enough of each other. He soon finds out Brooke is the lawyer for his team. Now she’s off-limits. Only she’s not ever too far away since they have to work together doing press for the team. The more time they spend together, the more Drew wants. They can have a secret relationship and the team will never know. Until it becomes very real and they don’t want to hide it anymore. Is it possible to work together and be involved? I loved Drew and Brooke! They were so much fun! And sexy, and flirty! Looking forward to more in the series!
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Everything was perfect. Until it wasn’t.
The Perfects by Rachel Van Dyken is now live!
Find out what happens when their perfect image breaks in #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken’s steamy new adult romance.Everything was perfect. Until it wasn’t. Until my family took on a foster girl and placed her across the hall from me. A charity case to look good and a person who should have never existed in my world. I kissed her to get her to stop talking, and then I kissed her again because I liked the taste of her words–I liked her. It was our secret until we got caught–that night changed everything. We became strangers living in the same house, seeing the same ghosts of our past mistakes, but I can’t stop thinking about us, about those forbidden moments. I pretend to hate her, I tell her I’ll never forgive her, and then Quinn, my ex-best friend, steps into the picture. I can’t tell if he actually likes her or if he has a death wish and just likes pissing me off, but what do I say? Stay away from my foster sister? She’s mine? I’ve already had her? Saying that to him would expose what we were and ruin everything. We’re all three of us living multiple lies, and eventually, I know our ivory tower of perfection is going to come crashing down. He knows my secrets. I know his. And now she knows both. She wants. He wants. But I always—always get what I want. And what I want is the girl, no matter what it may cost me.
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The Perfects is Rachel Van Dyken’s newest standalone and it’s different than anything I have read by her and I am here for it. It’s an addictive, raw, beautiful, and heartbreaking story. It was senior year and everything was perfect. That’s what the outside world thought anyway. The inside world was full of secrets, nightmares, and chaos. Everyone wanted what Ambrose had and all he wanted was to be free of it all. To be free like the birds. He had never felt that until she showed up. A girl with a black garbage bag in her hand. A girl who would be staying across the hall from him. A girl who set his world on fire. A girl who was forbidden. A girl he wanted and hated at the same time… Mary-Belle was new to this perfect life. It was everything people would want. Two parents. A mansion. Food. Oh, the food. She knew she was only there as a charity case and it wouldn’t last long but Ambrose made her feel safe and that was hard to come by in the foster system. She thought it was love until one night changed everything. He hated her. She was alone once again until Quinn walked in her life. A boy who knew how it was to be hated by someone so perfect. Will him being in her life be a safe haven or a mistake? I can’t even tell you how much I enjoyed this book. From start to finish I was invested. Their relationships are complicated, beautiful, and I felt their connections on every page. Rachel killed it… Quotes: “How can you be both such an asshole and such a gentleman? I don’t get it.” “The world’s a confusing place, princess.” Well, apparently, Cinderella came out to play. “I’m gonna make you my bitch.” “Fuck yes.”
The Perfects is a new standalone from the fabulous Rachel Van Dyken. I will read anything and everything Rachel writes. The Perfects is different from anything she’s written, but it still has all the things we love about a Rachel romance. Fun, sexiness, heat, loyalty, pain and friendship. Ambrose is perfect. Rich, handsome, adored by all. Mary-Belle is a foster kid who ends up at his house with all her belongings in a trash bag. She’s lived a very different life up until now. They click from the very start. They just see something in each other and it feels different. Ambrose doesn’t feel so alone and Mary-Belle feels safe. But one night changes everything. Now they are roommates who hate each other. Belle just wants to finish school and move on with her life. Quinn comes out of nowhere and wants to be friends. But he’s not just another guy at school. He’s Ambrose’s ex-best friend. There’s a lot of history and heartache there. And no she’s in the middle. But not really. The more things change the more Ambrose, Belle and Quinn realize they are all they have. They are family and they can get through anything the world throws at them. This story! Wow. I was on the edge of my seat trying to figure out what was going to happen next. At first I was happy and going with the flow and then bam! Then I was crying and shivering and wanting to cheat to the end to see what happens! But I know Rachel and she loves us and never does us dirty (ok, maybe that one time, but I forgave her). This was a story about love and friendship. Family and appearances. Expectations and deciding your own future. Overcoming the worst thing in your life and surviving. Trusting in the family you choose and letting go of the anger. Another “perfect” romance from Rachel Van Dyken!
Rachel Van Dyken is the #1 New York Times Bestselling, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of over 90 books ranging from contemporary romance to paranormal. With over four million copies sold, she’s been featured in Forbes, US Weekly, and USA Today. Her books have been translated in more than 15 countries. She was one of the first romance authors to have a Kindle in Motion book through Amazon publishing and continues to strive to be on the cutting edge of the reader experience. She keeps her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, adorable sons, naked cat, and two dogs. For more information about her books and upcoming events, visit www.RachelVanDykenauthor.com
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Pretty Incredible is the first book in a new series by Lacey Black! I get so giddy when my favorite authors start new series’ and this one is fantastic! Blair left town when she was seventeen and never wanted to come back. Her father’s the local doctor and now she needs to go home and help run his practice while he’s out on medical leave. To her surprise, Gabe, her best friend’s brother and the man she spent one amazing night with months ago is now a doctor at the clinic. She’s only there temporary so what’s the harm in having a little fun while she’s there. Gabe is already falling for Blair and even though he knows she’s leaving he can’t help but hope she decides to stay. While in town she reconnects with old friends, spends time with her half-sister and spends her nights in Gabe’s bed. Will Blair be able to put her past behind her and choose love? Will Gabe be able to let her go when it’s time. Oh Lord! Gabe is so handsome and smart and swoony! And Blair is tough, smart and beautiful. They have amazing chemistry and fun banter. I loved meeting all these new characters and Lacey is a master at setting up the next books. I already love them all!
Bad Deal is the third book in the A-List Security series by Annabeth Albert. I’m really loving this series of these retired SEALs and the men they fall for. I’ve been waiting for Harley’s story since the first book! Harley takes his job very seriously. He’s also a nice, caring and laid back guy. He’s a retired chief so doing security is perfect for him. His current job, security for a tv show, one of his favorites. Guarding the creator of the show, Ambrose, is truly a pleasure. When Harley saves Ambrose from an attack, they get to know each other better. Their banter is so fun and Ambrose’s dog is the most important secondary character! Harley learned a lot about himself by watching this show. He’s not straight like he always thought. He’s pan and he’s attracted to Ambrose. He’s not struggling with it, he’s just trying to understand where he goes from here. When he needs to be a fake date for Ambrose to a family wedding, taking a road trip and spending time with Ambrose is just what he needs. They open up to each other about their families, their dreams and their attraction for each other. What happens when the pretending becomes real? Oh man! I loved Harley and Ambrose. I think this might be my favorite of the series. Harley was unexpectedly romantic and the right amount of dirty! They thought they were opposites, but found out they have more in common. It’s a slow burn romance that kept me entertained the entire way! I was excited when I found out this wasn’t the end of the series, so hoping we get to see more Harley and Ambrose!
How to behave when the guy who broke your heart two thousand miles away turns up in your office:
One: Don’t drop your lucky coffee cup in shock, even though it’s been ten years.
Two: Don’t get defensive when he asks how you ended up working his family’s ski mountain… and why you kept it a secret.
Three: Give him the worst room in the resort. He deserves it for suddenly waltzing back in like he owns the place. (Which he kind of does.)
Four, five, six, seven, eight and nine: Do not kiss him in the hot tub.
Ten: Try to keep your heart intact after you break all of your rules.
Because Reed is leaving again. Hate can’t turn back into love. And it’s a little too late…
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A Little Too Late is the first book in the Madigan Mountain series by Sarina Bowen, Rebecca Yarros and Devney Perry. Sarina is up first with A Little Too Late. It’s a fun, sexy, second chance romance and I loved it! Reed and Ava were colleges sweethearts and had a bad breakup. Ten years later Reed shows up to his family’s ski resort to find Ava working for his father. He hasn’t been back home in years and doesn’t really speak to his father or his two brothers. But his father is selling the resort and he’s there to help. Turns out he misses home more than he thought and after spending time with Ava he wants another chance. Now he just has to convince her to love him again. And he has to convince his father he finally wants to come home. I loved Reed and Ava! There was the perfect amount of humor and sexiness to keep me wanting more. I had the pleasure of listening to this and Sebastian York and Andi Arndt, two of my favorite narrators, were fantastic! They really brought the characters to life! The next two books in the series, A Little Too Close by Rebecca Yarros and A Little Too Wild by Devney Perry continue the story with Reed’s brothers!
Never Trust the Living
Battle Crows MC, Book 7
Lani Lynn Vale
Release Date: October 4, 2022
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It’s not every day that someone tries to pin a murder on you and a random girl you just met. But Bram Crow isn’t your average, everyday guy, either.
One second, he’s hiding evidence with the girl, and the next, he has to marry her so a police detective doesn’t get suspicious.
Did he mention that he had a long-term girlfriend at the time?
To say that things didn’t go as planned would be an understatement.
To say that falling in love with his wife, definitely wasn’t part of the plan, either.
Nor was her leaving me when I finally realized she was my world.
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Never Trust the Living is the seventh and last book in the Battle Crow MCs series by Lani Lynn Vale. We have been waiting for details on Bram and Dory’s story since the beginning of the series! Bram is a first class ass. We know this. We still like him because we know there is a big story there! Turns out it’s even bigger than I thought! And his reasoning for treating his wife the way he did is solid. Could he have been better about it? Yes. Could his brothers (except Jeremiah, I love you) have been better? Absofreakinglutely. Bram loves his wife but he doesn’t know what to do. How to show her. He thinks she deserves better. And he doesn’t even realize it until she’s gone. They say it’s never too late to apologize, and I felt for Bram. And I think he did a top-notch job of showing Dory that he was wrong and he’s incredibly sorry. He’s going to prove to her that he loves her and he wants to be together. She just needs to open her heart one more time.
He does what’s best for her. Get her out of town. Somewhere she feels safe. Learn about her. Get to know her. But they have a past that seems to be following them and it’s not good. I was honestly worried what Lani was going to do. Again! I wasn’t prepared for the emotion, but in the end she gave us what we need. It was the perfect way to end the series! I’m sad to see these characters go but I’m hoping we might see them again somewhere. Overall, I laughed, cried, got mad, cringed and smiled some more. Bram really is delicious and Dory is strong as hell! She never gave up and kept fighting!