Blog Tour & Reviews – Take Me, Sophie Holloway

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March 11, 2016 By

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I want more of her. All of her.

I want to drive her wild every single night until she’s learned all the sinfully wicked things I need to teach her.

But someone is trying to tear us apart. Someone’s gunning for my company too. What they don’t know is that I’m the kind of man who protects what’s his.

My family, my business, and this woman.

I will do whatever it takes.

Just try me.

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Sandra's Review

5 Stars

Take Me is the second book in the Lessons in Seduction series. It starts off exactly where Teach Me ended, with Eva and Jack thinking, really!? Horrible timing.

Eva has had her first few lessons in seduction, and she feels amazing. It makes it more difficult to keep her feelings for Jack locked away but she knows Jack doesn’t feel the same way. It’s only sex to him. It’s helping a friend. That’s it…right? And when her instincts over the past week come full force, he is only letting her into his home to protect her from an unknown threat. Eva believes this to be true but what she doesn’t know is Jack is just as invested, if not more…

Jack wants Eva and if he isn’t careful he will soon be addicted. Hell, he probably is already. Eva might think she is uneducated when it comes to seduction but to him, she is perfect. She is an innocent vixen. But it’s not just the mind-blowing acts they share, it’s much much more. He wants to protect her at all costs. He will not let anyone cause her harm. Can Jack figure out who is threatening to tear them apart before it’s too late?

I love a fast-paced, sexy, and suspenseful novella series and this is one of them. I can’t wait for the next book! It’s a good thing I love a good cliffhanger…

Quotes:

She was still irritated with him for going full on alpha-hole on her at her place, but she couldn’t keep the smile from her face as they made their way to the elevators.

How the fuck did this innocent girl learn to be so wicked?

“There’s a big world out there, Eva. You should see some of it.”

 

Kara's Review

5 Stars

Take Me is the second in the Lessons in Seduction series and picks up where Teach Me left off. Eva and Jack are just about to…and a call comes in. Eva is in danger but they don’t know who’s behind it. Jack can’t get enough of her. The sex is fantastic. The lessons are getting hotter and hotter and Eva is learning very quickly what turns him on. He’s vowed to protect her but it’s more than just because she’s his best friend’s sister. He has feelings for her. Feelings he doesn’t know what to do with. Will Jack figure out who’s behind the danger before it’s too late? Can Eva get through to Jack’s heart? The series is hotter, more suspenseful and I can’t wait to see what happens next!

 


 

Excerpt

The bartender approached her. As she opened her mouth to order, he said, “You’re Eva?”

She straightened, surprised. “Yes.”

He slid a vodka martini, her favorite drink, over to her. Underneath the glass, on top of the Sky Deck napkin, was a folded note. She felt her face flush as she reached for it. He’s going to tell me he made a mistake. He’s going to say he can’t make it. The breeze on her body suddenly felt like ice, prying the goosebumps up from her skin. She unfolded the note and read, Go to the restroom.

Eva wrinkled her nose. Well, okay. Peeing. That sounds romantic.

She’d heard a hundred stories about how smooth Jack was. She’d seen him in action enough as well. He could charm the panties off any girl, just by leaning in, touching her hand, and talking to her like she was the most important woman in the world. Eva had always thought she’d probably faint dead away if he ever focused his attention on her. Not that she hadn’t fantasized about it— she had, a million times, but a bathroom break had never been part of those dreams. Her knees wobbled as she took a small sip of her drink, then a larger one.

Then she downed the whole thing in one long gulp. She needed it.

Licking her lips, she slid off the stool and headed down the hallway toward the restrooms, her equilibrium slightly off in the four-inch peep-toe heels Georgie had insisted on. When she closed the door behind her, she checked her reflection in the mirror. Despite the alcohol swirling inside her, she looked terrified.

She took a deep breath. Then another. “Calm down, dammit!” she commanded in her best, gruff Georgie voice. “You can do this.”

She opened the door and stepped outside again, feeling only slightly better about herself. She didn’t have time to worry much more, however. Before she could head out of the hallway, a door opened to her side and a heavy hand clamped around her upper arm, pulling her into a darkened room.

She blinked, her eyes adjusting to the dimness as a voice hissed, “Don’t ever drink a cocktail that you haven’t personally watched the bartender pour.”

Jack.

Talking like that, he sounded like Antonio. She opened her mouth to tell him she could take care of herself, but before she could, his mouth found hers, needy, urgent. His tongue expertly delved into her mouth, staking a claim.

She’d spent so many nights thinking about the taste and feel of his lips, but the fantasy could never have matched this. He tasted like she’d thought he would, like mint and Cubans and that insanely sexy aftershave that he wore. Holy crap, Jack Bennett is kissing me. The thought flittered through her mind for the briefest of moments before she went completely numb to everything but the intense sensation of heat— everywhere, exploding like a thousand fireworks inside her.

Jack wrapped his arms around her and tangled his fingers in her hair, keeping her mouth to his, assuring her there was nothing half-hearted about this encounter. Either he wanted this as much as she did, or he was very good at pretending.

No, this wasn’t pretend. He was in. All in. His tongue, lips, teeth, and powerful chest pressed to hers.

His lips drifted down her jaw line, and he tugged aside the fabric of her dress, finding her collarbone. His hand roughly cupped her breast, his thumb rubbing the outline of her hard nipple. His touch sent sparks racing through her. Her entire body screamed with arousal as he tilted her head back, leaving her to stare helplessly up at the ceiling light. Her head spun as his tongue snaked its way down her neck.

“First lesson,” he rasped against her skin.


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I’m Manhattan’s biggest player, a man with a reputation for delivering unparalleled pleasure.

But she’s untouchable. Off limits. And the most captivating woman I’ve ever met

I’ve never wanted a woman the way I want my business partner’s little sister. But I’ve learned to hold back when it comes to the seductively innocent Eva.

Until the day she asks me to teach her everything. Absolutely everything. Every position, every seductive trick, every wicked, forbidden way I’ve ever pleasured the women I’ve brought home.

I’ve promised to protect this girl, but there’s only so much a man can resist…

***
I’ve wanted him for years.

Jack Bennett is sinfully gorgeous, utterly charming, and, as rumor has it, a GOD in bed.

The time has come to shed my virginity, join the ranks of women having sex in the city, and learn how to please a man.

Who else would I ask but him? My teenage crush, and the only man who has ever made my bones melt with one dark, sinful look.

The problem is–someone doesn’t want me to move beyond the fear and pain of the past, and that someone is closing in on me…

TEACH ME is a serial romance and ends in a cliffhanger.

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Sophie Holloway is from her favorite city on earth–Manhattan. When she’s not writing, she’s likely lost in a museum, basking in the sun in Central Park, or making excuses to buy gourmet cupcakes. She likes shoes, rooftop parties, lockets with surprises inside, arts and crafts (both in equal measure), long goodbyes, longer hellos, good friends, strong coffee and even stronger men. She hopes to meet her very own Prince Charming someday soon!

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Blog Tour, 5 Heart Reviews & Excerpt – Teach Me, Sophie Holloway

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February 23, 2016 By

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I’m Manhattan’s biggest player, a man with a reputation for delivering unparalleled pleasure.

But she’s untouchable. Off limits. And the most captivating woman I’ve ever met

I’ve never wanted a woman the way I want my business partner’s little sister. But I’ve learned to hold back when it comes to the seductively innocent Eva.

Until the day she asks me to teach her everything. Absolutely everything. Every position, every seductive trick, every wicked, forbidden way I’ve ever pleasured the women I’ve brought home.

I’ve promised to protect this girl, but there’s only so much a man can resist…

***
I’ve wanted him for years.

Jack Bennett is sinfully gorgeous, utterly charming, and, as rumor has it, a GOD in bed.

The time has come to shed my virginity, join the ranks of women having sex in the city, and learn how to please a man.

Who else would I ask but him? My teenage crush, and the only man who has ever made my bones melt with one dark, sinful look.

The problem is–someone doesn’t want me to move beyond the fear and pain of the past, and that someone is closing in on me..

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Sandra's Review

5 Stars

Teach Me is the first book in the Lesson of Seduction serial series and it’s also Sophie debut. She did an amazing job and it’s a great start to a series…

Jack has devoted his life to the real estate firm he started with his best friend, Antonio along with Antonio’s father and since their deaths, he has worked even harder to prove to the board that he is just as powerful as they were. The firm is his life and part of the reason why he is a bachelor and won’t settle down. Sex is just that, sex, to him. He doesn’t have time for anything else until the one woman he shouldn’t want has a proposal for him, an indecent one.

Eva has lived a shelter life. Her father and Antonio protected her like a fine piece of porcelain, she loved them for it but she was now 26 and they were gone. She is ready to experience more out of life. She owns her own successful skincare line but she is ready to not only date but make men go wild. She knows exactly who can teach her the ways of seduction, her brother’s best friend Jack Bennett. He also happens to be the man she has lusted after since before she even knew the word. Could she pull this off without falling?

Jack can’t believe he agreed to do this. Eva is an innocent beauty, one that he hasn’t looked at as his best friends little sister for a long time. He hid his desires and he did it well but now, he can’t anymore. Not with the way he looks at her, feels against her lips, and against his body. The lessons would not only be for her but him as well but how far could he really go? She is the one woman he wouldn’t ever want to hurt.

This really is a great start to a serial series. The characters are well-developed and I am already loving them. There isn’t just hot lessons being learned, there is mystery behind the main story. I want to solve it!

Quotes:

Who the hell was this sexy-as-sin woman, and what had she done with little Eva?

“I mean, it’s not that hard to believe she wants all this. She’s a Fiorini, after all, and they know quality when they see it.”

“Slow and confident, you’re unveiling a priceless, precious work of art…”

Kara's Review

5 Stars

Teach Me is the first book in the serial series, Lessons in Seduction. I love serials and I love “my brother’s best friend” stories! Teach Me is well written with likeable characters with suspense and sexiness. Eva has always had a crush on her older brother’s best friend, Jack. He’s a player and she needs his help. She has been sheltered her entire life and she’s ready to let loose, get rid of her virginity and learn how to seduce a man. And, she wants Jack to help her. Jack always had a secret thing for Eva ever since she was old enough to not just be his best friend’s little sister. He wants to say no to her, but he can’t resist the one woman he’s always wanted. Things heat up and Jack takes control just like Eva wants. When something comes back from the past will it endanger Eva? I also love cliffhangers and I can’t wait for the next one!

 

“I want to be able to drive a man crazy. So I’d like to know about your favorite toys, positions…I want it all. All that stuff you’re famous for.”

 

“Quiet,” he commanded, spreading her legs. “You’ve been a good student. Now you may accept your reward.”

 


 

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The bartender approached her. As she opened her mouth to order, he said, “You’re Eva?”

She straightened, surprised. “Yes.”

He slid a vodka martini, her favorite drink, over to her. Underneath the glass, on top of the Sky Deck napkin, was a folded note. She felt her face flush as she reached for it. He’s going to tell me he made a mistake. He’s going to say he can’t make it. The breeze on her body suddenly felt like ice, prying the goosebumps up from her skin. She unfolded the note and read, Go to the restroom.

Eva wrinkled her nose. Well, okay. Peeing. That sounds romantic.

She’d heard a hundred stories about how smooth Jack was. She’d seen him in action enough as well. He could charm the panties off any girl, just by leaning in, touching her hand, and talking to her like she was the most important woman in the world. Eva had always thought she’d probably faint dead away if he ever focused his attention on her. Not that she hadn’t fantasized about it— she had, a million times, but a bathroom break had never been part of those dreams. Her knees wobbled as she took a small sip of her drink, then a larger one.

Then she downed the whole thing in one long gulp. She needed it.

Licking her lips, she slid off the stool and headed down the hallway toward the restrooms, her equilibrium slightly off in the four-inch peep-toe heels Georgie had insisted on. When she closed the door behind her, she checked her reflection in the mirror. Despite the alcohol swirling inside her, she looked terrified.

She took a deep breath. Then another. “Calm down, dammit!” she commanded in her best, gruff Georgie voice. “You can do this.”

She opened the door and stepped outside again, feeling only slightly better about herself. She didn’t have time to worry much more, however. Before she could head out of the hallway, a door opened to her side and a heavy hand clamped around her upper arm, pulling her into a darkened room.

She blinked, her eyes adjusting to the dimness as a voice hissed, “Don’t ever drink a cocktail that you haven’t personally watched the bartender pour.”

Jack.

Talking like that, he sounded like Antonio. She opened her mouth to tell him she could take care of herself, but before she could, his mouth found hers, needy, urgent. His tongue expertly delved into her mouth, staking a claim.

She’d spent so many nights thinking about the taste and feel of his lips, but the fantasy could never have matched this. He tasted like she’d thought he would, like mint and Cubans and that insanely sexy aftershave that he wore. Holy crap, Jack Bennett is kissing me. The thought flittered through her mind for the briefest of moments before she went completely numb to everything but the intense sensation of heat— everywhere, exploding like a thousand fireworks inside her.

Jack wrapped his arms around her and tangled his fingers in her hair, keeping her mouth to his, assuring her there was nothing half-hearted about this encounter. Either he wanted this as much as she did, or he was very good at pretending.

No, this wasn’t pretend. He was in. All in. His tongue, lips, teeth, and powerful chest pressed to hers.

His lips drifted down her jaw line, and he tugged aside the fabric of her dress, finding her collarbone. His hand roughly cupped her breast, his thumb rubbing the outline of her hard nipple. His touch sent sparks racing through her. Her entire body screamed with arousal as he tilted her head back, leaving her to stare helplessly up at the ceiling light. Her head spun as his tongue snaked its way down her neck.

“First lesson,” he rasped against her skin.


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I want more of her. All of her.

I want to drive her wild every single night until she’s learned all the sinfully wicked things I need to teach her.

But someone is trying to tear us apart. Someone’s gunning for my company too. What they don’t know is that I’m the kind of man who protects what’s his.

My family, my business, and this woman.

I will do whatever it takes.

Just try me.

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About Sophie Holloway

 

Sophie Holloway is from her favorite city on earth–Manhattan. When she’s not writing, she’s likely lost in a museum, basking in the sun in Central Park, or making excuses to buy gourmet cupcakes. She likes shoes, rooftop parties, lockets with surprises inside, arts and crafts (both in equal measure), long goodbyes, longer hellos, good friends, strong coffee and even stronger men. She hopes to meet her very own Prince Charming someday soon!

 

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Release Day & Excerpt – Teach Me, Sophie Holloway

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February 22, 2016 By

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I’m Manhattan’s biggest player, a man with a reputation for delivering unparalleled pleasure.

But she’s untouchable. Off limits. And the most captivating woman I’ve ever met

I’ve never wanted a woman they way I want my business partner’s little sister. But I’ve learned to hold back when it comes to the seductively innocent Eva.

Until the day she asks me to teach her everything. Absolutely everything. Every position, every seductive trick, every wicked, forbidden way I’ve ever pleasured the women I’ve brought home.

I’ve promised to protect this girl, but there’s only so much a man can resist…

***
I’ve wanted him for years.

Jack Bennett is sinfully gorgeous, utterly charming, and, as rumor has it, a GOD in bed.

The time has come to shed my virginity, join the ranks of women having sex in the city, and learn how to please a man.

Who else would I ask but him? My teenage crush, and the only man who has ever made my bones melt with one dark, sinful look.

The problem is–someone doesn’t want me to move beyond the fear and pain of the past, and that someone is closing in on me..

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Excerpt

 

The bartender approached her. As she opened her mouth to order, he said, “You’re Eva?”

She straightened, surprised. “Yes.”

He slid a vodka martini, her favorite drink, over to her. Underneath the glass, on top of the Sky Deck napkin, was a folded note. She felt her face flush as she reached for it. He’s going to tell me he made a mistake. He’s going to say he can’t make it. The breeze on her body suddenly felt like ice, prying the goosebumps up from her skin. She unfolded the note and read, Go to the restroom.

Eva wrinkled her nose. Well, okay. Peeing. That sounds romantic.

She’d heard a hundred stories about how smooth Jack was. She’d seen him in action enough as well. He could charm the panties off any girl, just by leaning in, touching her hand, and talking to her like she was the most important woman in the world. Eva had always thought she’d probably faint dead away if he ever focused his attention on her. Not that she hadn’t fantasized about it— she had, a million times, but a bathroom break had never been part of those dreams. Her knees wobbled as she took a small sip of her drink, then a larger one.

Then she downed the whole thing in one long gulp. She needed it.

Licking her lips, she slid off the stool and headed down the hallway toward the restrooms, her equilibrium slightly off in the four-inch peep-toe heels Georgie had insisted on. When she closed the door behind her, she checked her reflection in the mirror. Despite the alcohol swirling inside her, she looked terrified.

She took a deep breath. Then another. “Calm down, dammit!” she commanded in her best, gruff Georgie voice. “You can do this.”

She opened the door and stepped outside again, feeling only slightly better about herself. She didn’t have time to worry much more, however. Before she could head out of the hallway, a door opened to her side and a heavy hand clamped around her upper arm, pulling her into a darkened room.

She blinked, her eyes adjusting to the dimness as a voice hissed, “Don’t ever drink a cocktail that you haven’t personally watched the bartender pour.”

Jack.

Talking like that, he sounded like Antonio. She opened her mouth to tell him she could take care of herself, but before she could, his mouth found hers, needy, urgent. His tongue expertly delved into her mouth, staking a claim.

She’d spent so many nights thinking about the taste and feel of his lips, but the fantasy could never have matched this. He tasted like she’d thought he would, like mint and Cubans and that insanely sexy aftershave that he wore. Holy crap, Jack Bennett is kissing me. The thought flittered through her mind for the briefest of moments before she went completely numb to everything but the intense sensation of heat— everywhere, exploding like a thousand fireworks inside her.

Jack wrapped his arms around her and tangled his fingers in her hair, keeping her mouth to his, assuring her there was nothing half-hearted about this encounter. Either he wanted this as much as she did, or he was very good at pretending.

No, this wasn’t pretend. He was in. All in. His tongue, lips, teeth, and powerful chest pressed to hers.

His lips drifted down her jaw line, and he tugged aside the fabric of her dress, finding her collarbone. His hand roughly cupped her breast, his thumb rubbing the outline of her hard nipple. His touch sent sparks racing through her. Her entire body screamed with arousal as he tilted her head back, leaving her to stare helplessly up at the ceiling light. Her head spun as his tongue snaked its way down her neck.

“First lesson,” he rasped against her skin.


 

Coming Soon

 

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I want more of her. All of her.

I want to drive her wild every single night until she’s learned all the sinfully wicked things I need to teach her.

But someone is trying to tear us apart. Someone’s gunning for my company too. What they don’t know is that I’m the kind of man who protects what’s his.

My family, my business, and this woman.

I will do whatever it takes.

Just try me.

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About Sophie Holloway

 

Sophie Holloway is from her favorite city on earth–Manhattan. When she’s not writing, she’s likely lost in a museum, basking in the sun in Central Park, or making excuses to buy gourmet cupcakes. She likes shoes, rooftop parties, lockets with surprises inside, arts and crafts (both in equal measure), long goodbyes, longer hellos, good friends, strong coffee and even stronger men. She hopes to meet her very own Prince Charming someday soon!

 

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Blog Tour, Review & *Giveaway* – Some Sort of Love, Melanie Harlow

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February 18, 2016 By

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On the surface, I have it all—a career I adore, a loving family, the Nixon metabolism but not the Nixon ears, and a salary that supports my lavish taste in designer shoes, fine wine, and lacy lingerie…but I have no one to share it with.

Until the day I run into him—my one night stand from college with the cocky smile, let’s-get-out-of-here eyes, and dirty, dirty mouth.

Levi Brooks is six feet four inches of hot bearded fantasy. A sexy single dad with broad shoulders, strong hands, and a fantastically big…heart. (I mean, it’s massive. And generous. And it pumps so hard… um. Sorry. Lost my place.)

But he lives for his son, and he’s keeping me at a distance because he thinks I deserve someone better—a man who can give me more time, more attention, more of himself. He doesn’t believe he could ever be enough.

But he’s wrong.

He’s everything.

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5 Stars

Some Sort of Love is the third book in the Happy Crazy Love Series but it can be read as standalone. Each book is about a Nixon sister. I haven’t had the chance to read Skylar’s story but I did read Natalie’s and loved it. All three sisters are amazing in their own way. Now onto Jillian’s ever after…

Jillian had it all. A career she loved, a loving family, and an impressive shoe collection but she was lonely. She wanted what her sisters had, someone to welcome them home after a long day, a love like no other. And going to her sister Skylar’s wedding dateless was just another reminder that she didn’t have that and it didn’t help that others would be making it even clearer. But, what she didn’t know was that she would run into him. The boy she would never forgot, now was the man she wanted again…

Levi doesn’t get out much. He is a full-time single dad to an amazingly sweet boy but it was a challenge. But, tonight, he was just a man that saw the woman he has dreamed about for the last eleven years. He never forgot her and now she was here at his friend’s wedding. He wanted a second chance but could it even be possible? His life isn’t easy and knew from the moment he saw her, that she deserved more than what he could give her.

Levi and Jillian reunited that night and she started to be his Girl Friday. It was the only days of week they could be alone. In their bubble even if it was only a few hours. They decided to take things slow but when real feelings developed, they felt the shift. Will Levi always want to be two different people or would he want to combined the two? Could he let Jillian into his son Scotty’s life? Will the guilt of loving her be too much? Can Jillian prove to him that he deserve to be happy without feeling selfish?

I loved this story! I fell for the characters instantly. They are both strong, filthy-talking, beautiful souls that deserve each other. They just need to believe it themselves. I thought it was awesome that Levi and Scotty’s challenges were so involved in the book. It made them even more lovable. Then there was Levi and Jillian of course, their chemistry is sexy, their sexting skills are on point, and they love their whiskey. It was also great catching up with her sisters and their men.

Overall…it’s a beautiful, sexy, emotional, and fun book. I highly recommend reading thi series!

Quotes:

“I could hardly concentrate at work. If you see a vacation house shaped like an erection in Petoskey, you’ll know that was the one I worked on this week.”

He kissed me again and pulled me into his arms. “I don’t deserve you, Girl Friday. But I want to.”

“What are you doing?”
“Shh. Don’t talk.”
“Why?”
“Because I’m trying to make my hard-on go away, and hearing your voice gives it ideas.”
“I could make it go away,” she said sweetly.
“Gah! Stop!” I put my hands over my ears. “You’re giving it hope!”


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Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she’s not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like VEEP, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and Homeland. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak.

 

Melanie is the author of the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

 

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Release Day, 5 Heart Reviews & Excerpt – Play Hardest, JT Fox

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February 1, 2016 By

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WARNING: Contains two sexy as sin, filthy-mouthed, dominating, rock hard alpha males. Read at your own risk.

Trusting him is the biggest play he’ll ever make…

Jordan Barr is in deep. He can’t get Eric off his mind, and he’s consumed with wanting the sinfully sexy man. But there’s more at stake now than the pro quarterback ever bargained for. It’s not just his or Eric’s heart or career on the line anymore.

Lives are at stake and their enemies are playing dirty.

Both men need to keep their eyes open for a potentially career-ending blitz. But that’s increasingly tough when all Jordan wants to do is screw Eric senseless.

That kind of screwing sounds damn fine to Eric Higgins. He’s never wanted anyone the way he wants Jordan, but Eric doesn’t know who he can trust anymore.

As their enemies close in and time grows short, he’ll have to decide if he’s ready to make the biggest play of all and let Jordan into his heart.

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This is the third and final book in a hot and suspenseful M/M serial series. The title of the Series, Hot for Him is perfect for these two steamy football players…

Play Hardest starts where Play Harder ended, with me saying oh, fuck…shits getting serious now. Jordan and Eric need to discover who is blackmailing them. Now. Their relationship and careers are on line and it’s time to end this before it’s too late.

Jordan and Eric don’t want to lose what they have worked so hard for and its just not about their careers. Maybe it was time to come out of the closet and hope that it wouldn’t force them leave the game they loved. But, are they really ready to risk it all? Is their relationship worth the fight?

I knew from the start that this book was not only going to be about dirty and steamy sex. I mean, it’s there but it’s about more than just using each other’s bodies for pleasure. And with the blackmailing, it makes the story suspenseful. J.T did an amazing job with her debut series and I can’t wait for more!!

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It was time to move past fear, time for Jordan to face the past in hopes of protecting the future.

“Understood. I’ll do whatever it takes to avoid an ear boxing.”

Heat flared in Jordan’s veins from the way Eric stared at him, hungry, lustful, and full of passion.

Kara's Review

5 Stars

Play Hardest is the third and final book in the Hot for Him series. As the series went on they got hotter and hotter. It picks up where Play Harder left off, with me holding my kindle and screaming “WHAT?!” I told myself it was going to be ok, but I needed to have the end of the story, ASAFP! I wasn’t disappointed! Jordan realizes that he doesn’t want to be without Eric and he’s going to do everything in his power to prove to him that he’s in it for the long haul. They are also trying to figure out who’s blackmailing them and they need to find out before some gets seriously hurt. I became addicted to this series! Jordan and Eric are perfect for each other. Both of them are hot, sexy, smart, alpha, but also willing to give in. To be what the other man needs when he needs it. Will they decide to come out as a couple and risk losing their careers? Awesome debut series!

 

“Since you like my tongue so much, I think I’ll give you more of it,” Eric murmured as he pushed Jordan onto the bed, grinning wickedly as he crawled on top of him.

 

” I like this side of you. Protective. Rage-y. Sexy as hell.”

 

Each time with Eric was magic. It was passion, desire, and this new feeling that Jordan planned to cherish for the rest of his life.


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A knock sounded on the door, “Room service.”

Good. At least he could eat. And sober up and get to bed before he fucked up his life any more than he had already.

Jordan opened the door and looked straight into the sexy green eyes of Eric goddamned Higgins.

Fuck.

He should slam the door in his face; he should threaten to beat the shit out of Eric if he didn’t go away and leave him the hell alone.

Instead, Jordan stood back, letting Eric into his room.

“Listen, I know you have concerns, valid concerns,” Eric said, keeping his voice low, as if he, too, was worried that the walls might have ears. “I respect that. But I also know that this kind of chemistry doesn’t happen every day. I’m not asking for more than this. But I want you so much it’s driving me crazy, and one thing you need to know about me is I am astonishingly good at giving head and keeping secrets. So if you want this, I swear no one will know but you and me.” Eric’s voice dropped to a tempting whisper. “No one else will know how good I can make you feel.”

Killing him. Eric was killing him with all those words. So damn enticing. And not just the giving head part but the keeping secrets.

Still, he had to stay strong.

“This can’t go anywhere,” Jordan said, fighting the urge to pull Eric back against his body, fusing them together until they both got what they needed from each other. He wanted to believe they could pull off a secret affair, but secrets like this always came out. Always. “It just can’t. Not now.”

“All we’ve got is now.” Eric stepped closer, flooding Jordan’s head with his leather and spring rain smell. “Life is short and it’s meant to be lived, man, not put on hold. I don’t want to get to the end of my career and know it came at the price of shutting people out of my life.”

Jordan swallowed, wishing Eric would stop talking. Every time he opened that sexy mouth of his and something intelligent or thoughtful or kind or witty came out, it got harder to resist him. Eric wasn’t just a cocky bastard; he was a man who could become a friend, more than a friend, and there was no doubt that once Jordan started fucking Eric he wouldn’t want to stop for a long, long time.

Damn, he looked so good in just jeans and a black tee shirt. He hadn’t bothered with shoes. His feet were bare, and Jordan wished the rest of him was bare, too. He wanted to rip that tee shirt off his taut chest and feel him skin-to-skin. He wanted his cock in Eric’s mouth, Eric’s fingers digging into his ass, and both of them writhing together until the heat building between them banished their awareness of everything but how good it felt to come.

“Let’s just see how it goes,” Eric said, closing the gap between them, wrapping his thick arm around Jordan’s waist. “Give me a night. One night to show you this kind of chemistry is worth the chance. It’s going to feel so damn good.”

Eric leaned in, parting his lips, and Jordan sighed into the kiss, stroking his tongue deep into Eric’s hot mouth. He tasted like whiskey and peppermint and something wild and uncivilized that made Jordan’s blood burn even hotter. Eric’s tongue was soft but persistent, patient but demanding, taking what he needed and leaving Jordan aching all over.

This kiss was different from the kiss in the elevator. It was searching, exploring—with a surging white heat skimming just below the surface, promising the hottest fuck of his life.

Their tongues continued to give chase as Jordan’s breath grew faster, ragged; Eric seemed to steal the air straight from his lungs, making his head spin and the throbbing in his cock grow even more intense.

They stumbled toward the couch, kissing deeper, harder, until Jordan was fucking Eric’s mouth with his tongue. Jordan’s knees hit the back of the couch near the window. Eric took advantage of his momentary loss of balance to push Jordan down, smiling down at him as he stripped his shirt over his head.

Jordan took in the sight of muscles on top of muscles, thick pecs with a dusting of dark hair, and the trail leading down toward the bulge in Eric’s jeans and his cock somehow managed to swell even thicker.

“You look good half-naked,” Jordan said, his voice rough.

“I look better all naked,” Eric said. “But before I show you, I need to take care of a few things.”

Eric kneeled between Jordan’s legs, running his palm over the rock hard bulge at the front of Jordan’s jeans.

“Fuck,” Jordan groaned, lifting his hips, pressing into Eric’s hand.

 

 


 

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J.T. Fox loves white-hot, sexy stories about men in love (and in lust), rescue dogs, football, soccer, rugby after work, and long, lazy Sunday afternoons with friends. J.T. lives in the south with one alpha pug, two opinionated cats, and a partner who puts up with more than his fair share of crazy.

 

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Blog Tour, 5 Heart Reviews & Excerpt – Play Hard, JT Fox

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WARNING: Contains two dirty-talking, hard-f*cking, no-apology-making alpha males. Read at your own risk.

Wanting him is the riskiest play of all…

Miami star quarterback Jordan Barr is the hottest man that halfback Eric “The Brick” Higgins has ever laid eyes on, and he’s wanted him in his bed for years.

When a chance encounter puts the two pro football players in the same town, the same TV studio, and the same locked room, the sparks don’t just fly, they burn. The chemistry between them is intense, immediate, and explosive and Eric isn’t about to miss his chance to have Jordan off the field. He’ll have Jordan naked in his bed—rumors of game fixing haunting both of their teams be damned.

Eric is one extraordinarily stunning man, and Jordan would love nothing more than to show Eric what it’s like to be taken by someone who knows exactly what he wants, in the bedroom and out. But Jordan has bills to pay and far too many responsibilities to throw caution to the wind.

He has to resist. But it’s getting hard….

Really, really hard.

Play Hard is the first installment in a three-part MM romance trilogy and ends in a cliffhanger.

 

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5 Stars

Play Hard is the debut for JT Fox. The Hot for Him series is off to a good start. I’m a big fan of the serial romance so I loved that it was short, hot and left me hanging. Jordan and Eric have known each other for years. They are brought together in the same town for the first time in years and the sparks fly. Eric has wanted Jordan for years and he’s not afraid to admit it. But, Jordan is not out and has people in his life that depend on him so he can’t risk the exposure. The interactions between Jordan and Eric are scorching hot! I had to fan myself. I love this story because it’s more than just a football romance. I can’t wait to see what’s next for these two!

 

“You look good half naked,” Jordan said, his voice rough.

“I look better all naked,” Eric said.

 

He couldn’t imagine looking into Eric’s hungry eyes again and being able to walk away. There was something about him, something that drew him like an addict to a fix.

 

“Anyone ever told you how hot you are when you’re bossy?”

“Yes.”

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Sandra's Review

5 Stars

Play Hard is the first novella in a three part series and the first book by J.T Fox and was a debut! I need a hot and quick read and this was exactly that.

Eric and Jordan are NFL players are on rival teams that have come together for a great cause. They grew up in the same small town in Florida but were always on the opposite side during the games and in life. They haven’t seen each other since they were coaches at a summer football camp after high school and when they meet again, the pull is still there. They missed their chance that summer to explore it but is it too risky now?

Eric is straightforward with what he wants and that’s Jordan in his bed. Jordan would love the same but he has too much to lose if they are caught. He need to resist the spell Eric puts him under for his career and his family. It’s not only because he is in the closet but also there has been recent cheating scandals rumored in the league so players are not suppose to be in contact with players on opposites teams. Eric needs to think about the same rule but this, between them is too much to lose his chance again. But, is Eric ready for something more serious right now, is the reward worth the risk?

Ok…Play Hard is fucking hot but I can tell that the series is about so much more. It’s going to be emotional and sweet as well. I loved Eric because he is straight-forward, sexy, cocky in a cute way and funny. Then there is Jordan, the more serious of the two but just as sexy. I can see them balancing one another but will it be enough? What if they are caught? It will end before it even truly begins?

This was one Amazing debut and I can’t wait for the next book!! I. Want. It. Now.

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Eric was like a third shot of whiskey—tempting, but a dumb idea, best avoided.

Eric smirked as Jordan walked away. “Quoting Pink. That’s not gay at all,” he mumbled as he finished off his scotch.

Taken seriously again and again, in every filthy, intense, mind-blowing way imaginable.

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The last time he’d laid eyes on Jordan was the summer after high school, when they were both working as junior coaches at football camp. It was the summer Eric had embraced his inner horndog, getting it on with two older local guys after practice. It wasn’t until the summer was over, however, that he’d learned that one of those same studs had blown Jordan behind the movie theater.

Eric had spent a solid month afterward cursing his gaydar for failing him.

He had wanted to get his hands all over Jordan’s tight body for years—ever since that summer after high school. Jordan had always been a stunning specimen, and he’d only gotten better with age.

Hell, why fuck around? Jordan Barr was the hottest man Eric had ever seen in the flesh.

If Jordan only knew how many times Eric had taken his dick in his hand and pictured Jordan. Pictured taking him, touching him, sliding his fist up and down Jordan’s thick cock until the other man came screaming his name. Eric wanted to feel Jordan fucking his hand until he lost control, then have Jordan return the favor, pumping Eric’s dick until he couldn’t think…well, straight.

Eric smirked. Straight clearly wasn’t an issue.

He imagined Jordan’s jaw would hit the floor if he knew he’d starred in so many of Eric’s fantasies he practically headlined the marquis. ’Course, if Jordan’s mouth were wide open, Eric knew exactly what he’d like to do with it—slide inside and get those full, sexy lips wrapped tight around his cock.

Fucking hell.

Get it together, Higgins.

Eric smiled as he shook Jordan’s hand, trying to play it cool, as if he hadn’t whacked off to imaginary Jordan a few hundred times. “We actually grew up together, but it’s been a long time.”

“It has.” Jordan nodded, his light blue eyes glittering with that same sharp intelligence Eric remembered. “I always respected your game, man.”

And I yours.

Boy had he.

As he and Jordan shook hands, electricity shot between them, another lightning strike, and this time, the thunder-down-under decided to join the storm.

Careful, Eric. You’re going on live TV in just a few minutes with this guy. You can’t have an erection the size of a goal post when you sit down on the couch.

Eric cleared his throat. “I was a fan of yours, too. Still am,” he said with a raised brow and a half-smile. Fan of your ass. Fan of your mouth. Fan of your cock—or I’m sure I will be once I get my lips around it.

Jesus Christ. His dirty mind was working overtime this afternoon.

“Thanks.” Jordan pulled his hand away a little too quickly. “Nice weather today, huh? I guess Tampa needed a long shower to cool off.”

Eric laughed easily, even as he wondered if that was Jordan’s way of calling him out. Did Jordan know that Eric had spied on him in the shower one afternoon when they’d both stayed late at camp?

Eric had been lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Jordan alone after practice—his stunning body glowing in a shaft of sunlight streaming through the high, dusty windows of the locker room. Every tight, toned, tanned, wet inch—including the increasingly erect inches between his legs—had been on stunning display, making Eric’s body respond with an epic woody of his own. The sight had taken his breath away and fed his fantasies for years.

“Well, I enjoy a good shower,” Eric said wryly, unable to resist testing his theory. “Don’t you?”

A flush crept up Jordan’s strong neck. “Yeah. Sure. Showers are good.”

Well, well, well…

 

 

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Having him is the most dangerous play of all…

 

Now that Miami star quarterback Jordan Barr has had a hot, wild night with halfback Eric “The Brick” Higgins he can’t get him off his mind. Eric is under his skin, but he needs to learn a lesson—that Jordan calls the shots when it comes to these sorts of red-hot entanglements.

 

And that lesson will be conducted in bed with every inch of Eric’s ripped, muscular body bared for Jordan’s pleasure.

 

Jordan is the most intense, commanding lover Eric has ever had. Trouble is, the two of them have an enemy. As rumors of game fixing ratchet up, compromising photos land on their phones, as well as a note to pay up or be exposed. Eric’s ready to walk away, but when the threats intensify, the men must work together to figure out who the hell is gunning for them.

 

And working together can only lead to one thing…

 

An even hotter, harder, sexier encounter.

 

But the more they come together, the more determined their enemies are to tear them apart.

 

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J.T. Fox loves white-hot, sexy stories about men in love (and in lust), rescue dogs, football, soccer, rugby after work, and long, lazy Sunday afternoons with friends. J.T. lives in the south with one alpha pug, two opinionated cats, and a partner who puts up with more than his fair share of crazy.

 

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Please note these stories were inspired by fairy tales, but are contemporary rather than fantasy.
 
RED & WOLFE:
When Sarah “Red” Ryder loses her job as an art critic for a Boston newspaper, she’s brokenhearted. Worse than that? She’s broke. With no immediate family to turn to, Red reaches out to her estranged grandmother, a reclusive writer living on an island off the coast of Charleston. Several days later, Red receives $30,000 and an invitation to visit.
James Wolfe is not Red’s grandmother – but he’s the only person waiting for her at the boat dock. Red has something he needs. He won’t take “no” for an answer, and he doesn’t mind screwing her over to get it. He lost his conscience six years ago, when he went off the grid. Since then, life is about him – and the renowned oil paintings he does under the mysterious pseudonym “W.”
Until the moment he sees her. Then Red is all he wants. And Wolfe will have her – thoroughly.HANSEL:

One boy. Mother calls him Hansel.
One girl. Mother named her Gretel.
Locked in little rooms, in the mountainside mansion of a crazy woman.
Until he saws a hole into the wall dividing them.
Then at least, they have each other’s hands.
It doesn’t end well at Mother’s house. Everything gets…broken.
Ten years later, they meet again in an exclusive Vegas club.
Whips.
Chains.
And most of all, a mask.
What happens to love when it gets twisted?
Fairy tales are cautionary tales, remember?BEAST:

FROM HOLLYWOOD ROYALTY…
At twenty-one years old, third-generation movie star Cal Hammond was on top of the world. He had more money than God and more women than any man could need. But when a night of debauchery ends in tragedy, he forfeits a life of luxury for a ten-year prison sentence at La Rosa, California’s most violent prison.
TO BRUTAL BEAST.
Eight years later, a ruthless, cunning man runs La Rosa from the inside. He is known simply as Beast. All the wardens fear him. All the gangs obey him. He speaks to no one but his inner council. What he says is law.ONLY SHE CAN SAVE HIM.
Annabelle Mitchell’s stepfather is the warden at La Rosa. He deals as dirty as his trustees, and after years of smooth relations with Beast and the gangs he runs, Holt lands on the powerful prisoner’s hit list. That very afternoon, Annabelle pays a surprise visit to La Rosa, hoping to use her new counseling license at a place she thinks she could make a difference. When Beast sees her, he releases the warden and grabs the nameless girl who played a starring role in the worst night of his life. The price for the warden’s error is not death. It’s his precious Belle.

* Red & Wolfe, Hansel, and Beast were originally serials and can still be purchased in that format. They are included here as novel-length stories – a special edition box set for the holidays. (It will probably disappear in early 2016).

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Ella is married to another author, and together they are raising two children who will probably grow up believing many untruths about everything from dragons to the necessity of wearing shoes.

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