Release Day, 5 Heart Review & *Giveaway* – Teardrop Shot, Tijan

June 24, 2019 By

I asked for his criteria for bed buddies-that’s the PG version.

He swore at me and said he didn’t do groupies. And just like that, our friendship was off to a great start.

Reese Forster was the starting point guard for the Seattle Thunder.

Gorgeous. Cocky. Loved by the nation.

He’s also attending preseason basketball training camp where I used to work.

Correction: where I work again, because I was fired from my last job.

And dumped.

And I might have a tiny bit of baggage, but that’s normal. Right?

Reese and I shouldn’t have become friends. We shouldn’t have become roommates.

And we really shouldn’t have started sleeping together … (Except we did.)

I’m adorably psychotic. He’s in the NBA.
This is not a disaster waiting to happen, at all.

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Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Tijan has done it again with her newest romance! Teardrop Shot is everything you want in a romance. Humor, lust, sports, awkwardness, angst, friendship, and sexy characters. Tijan has a way of surprising me every single time. I know when I pick up one of her books I’m going to be entertained. But the emotions always catch me off guard. Her writing is getting better. Her characters deeper and her stories more meaningful. Charlie is a huge basketball fan. She’s also quirky and a little crazy. Her life is complicated and she’s just trying to get through the day. When she gets an offer from an old friend for a job she can’t turn it down. She realizes she missed her friends. A lot. She still says kooky things and acts a little crazy, but they still love her. That’s friendship. Then she finds out her favorite basketball team is going to be there. With her. For weeks. Reese is a starting point guard and he’s fantastic at his job. Basketball saved him and it’s his lifeline now. Then he meets the crazy chick working at camp. She says the strangest things and does this thing where she asks questions. And to her surprise, he answers them. She’s nuts but he can’t help but like her. She’s hot and quirky but he doesn’t have time for women. But there’s just something about her. She makes him laugh. Lets him forget his own troubles. They become friends. Share intimate stories of their families and lives and eventually more. Reese wants more. Charlie doesn’t know what she wants. She knows she wants him, but is that enough? They have to figure out how to move forward. Together. But can they? I loved the relationship between Reese and Charlie. It’s complicated and simple at the same time. They have an obvious attraction, but it’s more than that. There’s a connection that goes beyond the physical. They just get each other. When you decide you want to put it all on the line for happiness you have to be true to yourself. You have to make mistakes before you can know what you really want. Charlie and Reese fight to be together. For their happiness and for love.

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Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others. She is currently writing a new YA series along with so many more from north Minnesota where she lives with a man she couldn’t be without and an English Cocker she adores.

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Cover & Blurb Reveal – Getting Hotter, Elle Kennedy

January 15, 2018 By

A sexy standalone novel from New York Times and international bestselling author Elle Kennedy!

A good bad boy is hard to find…


Seth Masterson has been lusting over Miranda Breslin since the moment he saw her on a Vegas stage. Now that he’s been asked to watch out for her as she opens a dance studio in San Diego, he’s all over it, figuring it’s his chance to get her in his bed. Except the stubborn single mom seems determined to deny their sizzling sexual chemistry. In typical SEAL fashion, Seth makes it his personal mission to prove her wrong.

Miranda got over her attraction to bad boys about the time one of them knocked her up at the age of eighteen. Seth’s mocking gray eyes and military-buff bod, though, are pure and utter temptation. And when a flooded apartment forces her and her twins to move in with him, she can no longer resist the urge to set off some serious fireworks between the sheets.

But any involvement with Seth will be strictly physical—and temporary. So when Seth decides permanent is what he wants, Miranda must steel her defenses before she does something incredibly foolish…like fall in love.

Warning: This book contains a bad boy SEAL who knows what he wants and will go to any lengths to get it. Expect graphic language, hot sex, seduction, hot sex, dirty talk, hot sex, a little man-on-man action. Oh, and hot sex.



New Release & 5 Heart Review – Nobody But You, Jill Shalvis

March 29, 2016 By



After an overseas mission goes wrong, Army Special Forces officer Jacob Kincaid knows where he must go to make things right: back home to the tiny town of Cedar Ridge, Colorado. All he needs to scrub away his painful past is fresh mountain air, a lakeside cabin, and quiet solitude. But what he discovers is a gorgeous woman living on a boat at his dock.

Sophie Marren has nowhere else to go. She’s broke, intermittently seasick, and fighting a serious attraction to the brooding, dishy, I’m-too-sexy-for-myself guy who’s now claiming her dock. Something about Jacob’s dark intensity makes her want to tease—and tempt—him beyond measure. Neither one wants to give any ground . . . until they realize the only true home they have is with each other.


Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

I almost forgot how much I love Jill and her books. When she has a new release, I get excited and often read her books in one sitting. They just make me happy. She is the Queen of writing humor, angst, family, friendship, love and sex all together! It just works. Every time. I’ve been waiting for Jacob’s book since the beginning of the series. There was just something about his tortured soul who left and never came back. I knew he would, eventually. The Kinkaid’s miss their brother and he misses them. He comes home to Cedar Ridge and before he has a chance to see any of his family he meets Sophie. A red-headed firecracker who’s living on a boat illegally parked in front of his cabin. She’s fresh off a divorce and took the only thing her ex loved, his stupid boat. She hates the boat. She gets sea-sick. But, she’s determined to power through it. Jacob is instantly attracted to Sophie, but he’s a little rusty in the women department. One night they bond over an expensive bottle of scotch and they agree to act on their attraction. Neither one of them is looking for love, but they recognize things in each other. Loss, pain, disappointment. Sophie wants to help Jacob fix his issues with his family and Jacob wants to help her succeed. Can they realize they work better together than apart? Will Jacob finally stop running? I loved this story! Jacob is sexy, funny and smart and Sophie is beautiful, hilarious and driven. I love the interaction between Jacob and his siblings. I even cried a few times!


“You had a typo,” he said. “You left out the ‘e’ and ‘n’ in client.”

“Oh my God!” she cried. “I didn’t”

“Come on, make my day and say it,” he teased.

“Bite me.”

“I’d love to,” he said. “Right on your client, minus the ‘e’ and ‘n’.”


“I can’t think in your presence.”

“Why not?”

“Because looking at you is like…walking down the chips and cookie aisle at the grocery store. I can’t resist you, and then I’ll forget why you’re bad for me.”

Other Books in the Series:

Second Chance Summer


My Kind of Wonderful


New York Times bestselling author Jill Shalvis lives in a small town in the Sierras with her family and far too many assorted quirky characters. Any resemblance to the quirky characters in her books is, um, mostly coincidental.

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Release Blitz & 5 Heart Reviews – The Score, Elle Kennedy

January 11, 2016 By


He knows how to score, on and off the ice

Allie Hayes is in crisis mode. With graduation looming, she still doesn’t have the first clue about what she’s going to do after college. To make matters worse, she’s nursing a broken heart thanks to the end of her longtime relationship. Wild rebound sex is definitely not the solution to her problems, but gorgeous hockey star Dean Di-Laurentis is impossible to resist. Just once, though, because even if her future is uncertain, it sure as heck won’t include the king of one-night stands.

It’ll take more than flashy moves to win her over

Dean always gets what he wants. Girls, grades, girls, recognition, girls…he’s a ladies man, all right, and he’s yet to meet a woman who’s immune to his charms. Until Allie. For one night, the feisty blonde rocked his entire world—and now she wants to be friends? Nope. It’s not over until he says it’s over. Dean is in full-on pursuit, but when life-rocking changes strike, he starts to wonder if maybe it’s time to stop focusing on scoring…and shoot for love.


Kara's Review

5 out of 5 stars

Dean is so hot. I. Can’t. Stand. It. I mean, seriously. Yes, he’s obnoxious and conceited and a major player. But he’s hilarious and sweet and confident and just all around yummy. Allie breaks up with her boyfriend and she wants to hide out. She ends up alone with Dean and decides a one night stand with him is what she needs. At the time. But, Dean wants a repeat and he wants it badly. He starts texting her and finally wears her down, he’s going to prove to her that she’s not done with him. Allie wants to keep it secret. She’s not sure what she is doing, but she knows she can’t look at his face, hair, abs and his everything and not want him. So she goes for it. And goes for it. She’s feisty, sassy and isn’t afraid to ask for what she wants. Dean has never met anyone like her and he’s determined to keep her. Can he convince her that he’s done with his player ways? Will Allie be able to trust that he’ll be there for her? Man, I could not get enough of Dean. He made me laugh, swoon, get hot and bothered and then laugh some more. There’s more to him than he shows the world and I loved discovering all his layers. Their chemistry is off the charts! I love Elle’s writing. She throws all the feels at you and has you laughing and crying at the same time. I can’t wait for more!


“Ugh. You even have perfect nipples.”

“Do you wanna touch ’em?”

“Ew. Never. I’m just commenting that they’re frickin’ perfect. Like, totally proportioned to your chest.”

“Yeah. I am perfect. I need to remind myself of that more often.”


His black pants hug his taught buttocks like a glove, which makes me wonder, are cargo pants usually that tight? I didn’t think they were. Maybe Dean has a tailor on retainer who makes him special cargo pants that show off his ass? That seems like something he would do, vain bastard that he is.


Dean is already insanely attractive to begin with, but when he’s turned on? He’s absolutely spectacular.


5 out of 5 stars

The Score is the third book in the Off-Campus Series but it’s only the second book I have read so I can say it can be read as a complete standalone. I did however meet Dean in The Mistake and I was so excited that he was getting his own book. Something about a confident Manwhore gets me going…especially when he meets his match.

Allie has once again broken up with her boyfriend Sean and is determined to keep it that way. She needs to move on and right now, the only way to do that is to run. To avoid him altogether and the only person that is available to help is the one man that she can’t count on. Dean. The cocky, sex fiend hockey player that will sleep with anything in a 100 mile radius. Oh, he has tried to flirt his way into Allie’s bed before and she knows the stakes about being in the same room with him now but she has no other choice. And when tequila is added to the mix, things get blurred…

Allie doesn’t do casual. She does relationships. She can’t believe she slept with Dean and wants to do it again. And what is even more unbelievable is that Dean does too. he can’t stop thinking about her. She was a wildcat which shocked the hell out of him. And the bigger shock, she tells him it won’t happen again. But, Dean won’t give up and when Allie finally decides to live “The Life of Dean,” everything changes.

Dean and Allie find it exciting to keep their relationship a secret. It makes it more exciting and their chemistry is off the charts hot. Over the weeks they get to know each other but can she depend on Dean when things get tough and life gets real? Or will he be the Dean everyone else sees and not the Dean Allie truly believes he is?

I loved this story! Dean is the perfect blend of cocky and confident. He knows when to turn it on and off. Most of the time. And I knew from the start I would want to be Allie’s friend. She is a hot mess at first but still funny as hell. Together, their chemistry and flirty banter is the best! There are other parts to them that I love as well but don’t want to spoil too much…enjoy!

Overall…I laughed, got hot and bothered and cried. I loved everything about this book and can’t wait for the next one!


“Sure you are. Seriously, just find yourself a rebound.” Dean whips up his arm. “I volunteer as tribute.”

“I’d rather be watching you.” He waggles his eyebrows. “You know, when you’re shouting my name while I make you come.”

“Whatever you say, Mrs. Bond.”