Excerpt Reveal – You’re the One I Don’t Want, Carrie Aarons

November 8, 2018 By

Today we are revealing some teasers for an upcoming standalone title from Carrie Aarons. YOU’RE THE ONE I DON’T WANT releases November 15th, and you will not want to miss this second-chance romance. Be sure to add the book to your TBR pile now and follow Carrie for exclusive updates about the book.

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You’re the One I Don’t Want by Carrie Aarons

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Book Blurb:

Love is weakness.

Which is why Annabelle Mills vowed a long time ago to never let it destruct her. A former pageant queen with a bite equally as lethal as her bark, she’s interning at her dream job on the set of the highest-rated home design show on television. Everything in Annabelle’s life, though it may be cold and isolated, is going exactly as she always planned.

Until her ex-high school sweetheart moves to town. The same boy that she cheated on, once upon a time, essentially breaking both of their hearts. But no one knows the full story, and being vulnerable enough to open up about it is not on Annabelle’s checklist.

Hate is fuel.

The kind that courses through Boone Graham’s veins and allows him to shut out everyone around him. As the hottest rookie on Austin’s professional baseball team, he should be spending his days hitting homeruns and signing jerseys. Except he’s seen dreams ripped right out from under those closest to him, leaving them with nothing.

Without a college degree, he’ll never take the risk of pursuing his real dream. But when he runs into the girl who took a mallet to his heart and stopped it beating, attending the same university might just be the biggest challenge he’s faced yet.

As the semester unfolds, the line between love and hate is blurred. And with the amount of baggage stacked between them, together is the last thing they want to be.

That’s the thing about hearts, though. They develop plans all on their own.

EXCERPT:

Boone

I only have an hour in between my workout and the film session that the hitting coaches want us to attend.

My entire schedule since moving to Austin has been busy as hell and completely out of whack. Between getting my class schedule figured out, sprinting across campus to get to the buildings, dealing with my moving company, figuring out where to park my car in front of my building, practicing with the Triple-A affiliate team I was drafted to and everything in between … I’m fucking wiped.

I’ve been scouted for the major leagues since my sophomore year of high school, so I thought I’d been semi-prepared for what was to come, but my mind feels like it has been put in a blender for the last two weeks. I had so not been prepared. It was as if I was hobbling around in the dark in my new reality, trying to grasp at things before they moved on me.

I needed to get it the fuck together. I am a professional now and having a career as a professional baseball player would only get harder from here.

From the few times I’d visited Austin for tournaments or the odd family trip, I remember we’d gone to Big Cheese’s Grill. They boasted the best burgers in town, and it was close enough to campus that the place was always packed with students and professors alike.

I open the door to the restaurant while glancing at my iWatch to check the calories versus fat burned during my workout.

And I slam right into a body.

I bounce back, shocked at the person who just rammed into me. I fumble to hold on to them, to keep our gravity from sending both of us flying. I fail, and the body falls backward, the door slamming into my back. I absorb that blow and keep upright, thank God, or I would have been sprawled flat on top of whoever just plowed into me.

“Seriously?! Watch where you’re going!” An angry, high-pitched tone fills my ears.

My head is down, trying to collect its scrambled thoughts, as I reach for whoever I just knocked to the ground. “I’m so sorry, I didn’t realize you were coming out—”

The air and words leave me as I pull her up. Her hand is still in mine as we stand face-to-face, my surprise mirrored back at me. Those lips, the lashes, the eyes a rich, deep, soul-searching brown. The freckles across the bridge of her nose that make her look more innocent than she actually is.

A current of tension radiates back and forth between our interlocked hands, and I can smell the glass of wine she must have just drunk on her breath. It’s sweet with a bite of alcohol, and my mouth waters for a drink. I haven’t thirsted for alcohol in five years, yet in one chance meeting, Annabelle has me reaching for a bottle. She’s poison to me, makes me want to do crazy things. I drop her hand as the thought crosses my mind, as if she’s burned me.

“You should really watch where you’re going. Or did you knock me down on purpose?” Annabelle sniffs.

I scoff, “Right, I often go around pushing women to the ground on purpose. I see the cold hard ice hasn’t melted off your personality, Annabelle.”

And a woman she is. So much more grown up than I remembered her. She’d always been beautiful but gone was the gangliness of teenage years. This is a woman who stands in front of me, curves abound and an unseen knowledge of the world to match. I couldn’t help but get that jab in there.

“And I see you’re just as focused on yourself as ever. You never did care what anyone else was doing, did you, Boone?” She folds her arms over her chest and my eyes stray to her boobs in a sizzle of heat between us.

We’re like a bunch of children fighting like cats and dogs out in the street. How can she still pull out every insecure and immature trait within me? My brain is moving seconds slower than it usually does, and I know I’m standing here staring too long. Even though I hate Annabelle Mills, I can’t help but memorize every detail about her for the first time I’ve seen her in about five years.

“Move.” Annabelle pushes past me, not using any manners, and starts to stalk down the sidewalk.

Talk about rude. She’d always been aggressive, harsh, and just a little bit more high-maintenance than any of the other girls. It’s what had drawn me to her. And then seeing those glimpses of vulnerability, that’s what had made me stay. It was addicting feeling like you were the only one who got to see the nice side of the mean girl.

I should walk into the restaurant. I should pick up my to-go order and drive back to my apartment where I’ll eat a quick lunch and change and go to the practice facility.

But a flash of Annabelle in the bar the other night dances through my head. And her callous words just now piss me off even more.

She always did have the perfect way of getting under my skin and driving me wild. When I’m around her, I forget who I am. I turn into some raging bull, with a fuse shorter than the bombs Itchy and Scratchy use on each other.

The stupidest thing I could do right now? Stomp after her, yelling, in the middle of a crowded downtown street.

So that’s exactly what I do.

“You really haven’t changed a bit!” Oh, fuck. What am I doing?

Annabelle rolls around, her eyes sparking with rage. “Nope, still the same cold, heartless bitch you dumped.”

“Yeah, like I said, I can see that.” Lord, my mama would be so disappointed in me agreeing with a woman that she was a bitch.

“Well, no one said you had to be around it. You’re the one who moved to my city. You’re welcome to leave.” She waves around like I should just get out of here.

I fist my hands in my hair. Christ, she’s so aggravating. “No can do, I’m getting paid to be here.”

She rolls her eyes. “Like I’m not? Have you watched TV lately? Or did you take one too many fly balls to the head? I know there weren’t a lot of brain cells in there to start.”

Fuck her. Now it’s time to really piss her off, get under her skin like she’s under mine. “Oh, you mean that show you play house on or whatever? They’ll get bored of you when the next eye-candy pageant queen comes along.”

I swear Annabelle could spit nails at me if she willed it right now. “You’re an asshole, Boone Graham. You’ve only ever cared about yourself and where you want to be. It was silly of me to think you’d ever think of someone but yourself.”

I drop the anvil. “Says the girl who cheated on me. Who lost her virginity to another guy.”

People around us are starting to stare, to really look at the two people arguing openly on the street. It’s not a good idea for me to stick around any longer; people know who I am on a national level and being seen fighting with a girl, who someone will inevitably social media stalk and find out is my ex, is not good publicity.

Except I can’t stop staring into Annabelle’s eyes. They are furious, yes, but there is something more there. I’ve really … hurt her. I’m shocked, to be honest. I didn’t think I could remotely hurt this girl, who self-identifies as a cold, heartless bitch.

But there it is. The raw flash, miss-it-if-you-blink second of real pain that flickers through those mocha pools. I open my mouth to say something, to take it back, maybe apologize, but she speaks first.

“You have no idea.”

Her tone pulls at my heartstrings, it’s low and somber. And then she melts into the crowd, giving no explanation of what I have no idea about.

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Author of romance novels such as Red Card and Privileged, Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic. A former journalist, she prefers the stories she dreams up, and the yoga pant dress code, much better.

When she isn’t writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She lives in the suburbs of New Jersey with her husband, daughter and dog.

 

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Cover Reveal – Repeat, Kylie Scott

November 8, 2018 By

 

 

 

 

From Audie Award winning, New York Times best-selling author Kylie Scott comes an irresistible new romance— available in audio first!

When a vicious attack leaves 25-year-old Clementine Johns with no memory, she’s forced to start over. Now she has figure out who she was and why she made the choices she did – which includes leaving the supposed love of her life, tattoo artist Ed Larsen, only a month before.

Ed can hardly believe it when his ex shows up at his tattoo parlor with no memory of their past, asking about the breakup that nearly destroyed him. The last thing he needs is more heartache, but he can’t seem to let her go again. Should they walk away for good, or does their love deserve a repeat performance?

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kyliescottimageKylie is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author. She was voted Australian Romance Writer of the year, 2013 & 2014, by the Australian Romance Writer’s Association and her books have been translated into eleven different languages. She is a long time fan of romance, rock music, and B-grade horror films. Based in Queensland, Australia with her two children and husband, she reads, writes and never dithers around on the internet. You can learn more about Kylie from http://www.kylie-scott.com/

 

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Cover Reveal – Birthday Suit, Lauren Blakely

November 7, 2018 By

 

Temptation never tasted so good…

And it’s back in my life in an unexpected way.

BIRTHDAY SUIT, a brand new standalone forbidden romance from #1 New York Times bestselling author Lauren Blakely, will be releasing on January 18, 2019 on all retailers! Don’t miss the fantastic cover below, and pre-order your copy today!

 

Photography by Wander Aguiar.
Cover Design by Helen Williams.

 

About BIRTHDAY SUIT (Coming 1/18/2019):

She’s the ultimate off-limits woman…

There are only three rules in life you should truly follow to the letter.

One: Always make time to help a buddy.

Two: Definitely turn down that last tequila shot.

And three: Absolutely, no matter how beautiful, smart, clever and witty she is, do not–under any circumstances–fall in love with your best friend’s woman.

Oops.

Seems I missed following that last one. And the trouble is, she just walked back into my life in a big way….

Pass the tequila.

***

There are three things I’ve never been able to resist — my friends, my family, and chocolate. Leo Hennessy? He was nowhere on that list. He’s been a friend and only that. A friend who walked through hell and back with me.

Now, I’m stepping into my new future, and I didn’t expect it to include a riddle-filled, race-against-the-clock scavenger hunt across New York City.

With Leo.

Suddenly, I’m looking at this man with new eyes…

But I can’t risk a temptation as I start over and Leo is most definitely a temptation of the sexiest, sweetest, and most dangerous variety.

More delicious than chocolate…

 

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A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. 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, and she’s sold more than 2.5 million books. In December she’ll release UNZIPPED, a fun & sexy romantic comedy. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter

 

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Release Day Blitz & *Giveaway* – Never Let Me Fall, Abbie Roads

November 6, 2018 By

Today we have the release of NEVER LET ME FALL by Abbie Roads. NEVER LET ME FALL is a psychological thriller in the Fatal Dreams Series and available for purchase on all retail outlets!

Title: NEVER LET ME FALL
Series: Fatal Dreams
Author: Abbie Roads
Genre: Psychological Thriller
Release: November 6th

About NEVER LET ME FALL

Seeing is believing…
Thomas Brown can’t see color, but he can see people’s true souls. His abilities allow him to work with criminal investigators and deliver justice to families of the wronged. And he’s starting to accept that his life will forever be in black and white…

Then he encounters Helena Grayse, and everything changes. She brings vibrant color to his world, and he brings acceptance and belief to hers. But Helena’s past is quickly catching up with her, and Thomas is in the crosshairs.

As an enemy hidden in plain sight threatens their every move, they’ll have to rely on their love to beat the darkness.

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Abbie Roads loves Snickers Parfaits and acrylic pour painting. It’s her new obsession. The pour painting. Not the parfaits. Though the parfaits would qualify as an obsession too. She spends her days a mental health counselor always looking on the brightside, but at night she likes to write dark and dangerous things—with kissing and sexy times. She loves reading inspirational quotes and stories about serial killers. She is married to her favorite fellow and they have two cranky old rescue dogs that are not spoiled. Not at all. Okay. Maybe a little. Alright, the dogs are terribly spoiled, but they do give lots of cuddles and kisses in return.

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Blog Tour & 5 Heart Reviews – Royally Yours, Emma Chase

November 2, 2018 By

 

 

 

Princess Lenora Celeste Beatrice Arabella Pembrook had an unusual childhood. She was raised to be a Queen—the first Queen of Wessco.

It’s a big deal.

When she’s crowned at just nineteen, the beautiful young monarch is prepared to rule. She’s charming, clever, confident and cunning.

What she isn’t…is married.

It’s her advising council’s first priority. It’s what Parliament is demanding, and what her people want.

Lenora has no desire to tie herself to a man—particularly one who only wants her for her crown. But compromises must be made and royals must do their duty.

Even Queens. Especially them.

**

Years ago, Edward Langdon Richard Dorian Rourke, walked away from his title and country. Now he’s an adventurer—climbing mountains, exploring jungles, going wherever he wants, when he wants—until family devotion brings him home.

And a sacred promise keeps him there.

To Edward, the haughty, guarded little Queen is intriguing, infuriating…and utterly captivating. Wanting her just might drive him mad—or become his greatest adventure.

**

Within the cold, stone walls of the royal palace—mistrust threatens, wills clash, and an undeniable, passionate love will change the future of the monarchy forever.

Every dynasty has a beginning. Every legend starts with a story.

This is theirs.

 

 

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Royally Yours is the fourth book in the Royally series by the fabulous and talented Emma Chase. I love this series and these characters. The writing is so damn good and so full of emotion. This is my favorite book of Emma’s and that’s saying a lot! Royally Yours is the Queen’s story. I love the Queen. She’s strong, intriguing and I knew her story was going to be fantastic. Royally Yours is the story I didn’t know I needed until I started it. We already know how things ended but now we get to see how they began. Lenora was raised to be the first Queen of Wessco and she’s crowned at nineteen. She’s smart as a whip, commanding, pretty, tough and a born leader. But she’s not married. It’s not something she wants but to rule the country it seems to be necessary. Edward left his title and his home years ago to live, travel and have adventures. When he’s called home for his family, he meets Lenora, or Lenny as he calls her, and he ends up staying because of a promise. Marry the Queen? Stay in Wessco and serve her and the country? Sure, why not. There’s something about this girl that calls to him. She’s beautiful, but she’s a ruler and he can’t stop thinking about her. He wants to see her smile her real smile and laugh her genuine laugh. Together they learn things about each other and build on their chemistry. It’s more than physical. Their connection goes down into their souls. She’s lets her hair down for Edward and he devotes himself to his Queen. They grow together. Laugh together. Live an adventure together. It’s not always easy but they are a team. Trust is earned. Love is everything. Together they rule the country, their family and their legacy. I feel like I need to repeat that I didn’t even know I needed this story in my life until I started reading it. I adored it. Loved every word. Lenora and Edward made me laugh, cry, smile, cheer and cry some more. At one point I was smiling while tears were streaming down my face. Knowing how their story ultimately ends made me sad, but watching it start, grow and flourish made me so incredibly happy. Thank you for filling my heart, Emma!

 

“That smile. I’ll call it…your giddy, girlish smile. Very, very nice.”

And just like that, my knees go squishy, and my stomach contracts, and I feel like I may just pass right out. Swooning is real…and it’s rather brilliant too.

 

“Do you want more?” Edward asks against my lips.

“Yes,” I breathe out. “Teach me.” He looks down at me, his green eyes dark, almost black with hunger.

“Open your mouth for me. Give me your tongue, Lenora.”

 

Sandra's Review

was going to be an epic story especially when I teared up at the prologue.
Lenora was born to be a queen. She learned at a young age what it all meant. And at the young age of nineteen her life had changed. She was no longer a princess. She was a Queen. It did not scare her and even if it did, she would not show it. Men already doubted her abilities, she would not cower. She would reign. She was prepared to make changes to Wessco. But there was one she didn’t see coming. Her advising council and the people of Wessco wanted her to be married. It was not want she wanted but she go through with it as her duty. What she didn’t expect was Edward Rourke. The man who would change her love of life forever.
Edward left home and his title ten years ago. He didn’t want to sit and talk politics with untrustworthy and stuffy businessmen, politicians, and dukes. He wanted adventure. To find the next treasure. To give to others who needed them to survive. He did just that and now he was called home. And when he got there, he made a promise. A promise that he intends on keeping not because he feels obligated but because he wants to. He desires to. The moment he saw Lenny he knew she was the most beautiful, infuriating, intriguing and strongest woman he ever saw. The only woman for him.
Edward and Lenny’s love story is brilliant. I loved Lenora in the previous books even when I was mad at her. After getting to know her as not only as the queen but as a woman…I fully adore her. She is funny, witty, smart, strong, and even sexy. Edward brings out the real Lenny. The one that was holding back until she felt his love. And Edward…the adventurous, filthy, sweet, and smart Edward. I LOVE him. *Swoon*. Together, their chemistry and love reaches into their souls.
Overall…it’s my favorite book in the series! It had the perfect blend of humor, swoon, and emotion. I laughed so hard and cried so much. It’s makes me want to go back and read the previous books again.
Quotes:
“Greed, wealth and power? Oh my—it’s like a fairy tale. I may swoon.”
“Making a life with you will be my greatest adventure, Lenora.”
“We will be a laughingstock.”
I shrug. “Man’s greatest fear is being laughed at. Women don’t share that worry—we’re laughed at practically every day of our lives.”
Edward lifts his glass to me. “Well said, Your Majesty.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefs series. Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two naughty (but really cute) dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

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Cover Reveal – Finding Alexei, Kendall Ryan

November 2, 2018 By

 

 

 

 

Spotting a hooker on a city street corner is not an abnormal thing.

Me bringing one home? Well, that’s a first.
But this girl . . . She’s in trouble.
And this asshole is not a guy she wants to go home with.
So I do the exact thing I shouldn’t—I offer to bring her home with me instead.
She says this is the first time she’s ever done this, which is adorably ironic.
Then proceeds to tell me a sob story about needing money to care for the baby who was left on her doorstep. That’s when my stomach starts to clench. I think she might be telling the truth.
So I do what any respectable man would do—I take her home, stopping to pick up diapers and formula on the way—and discover that she was telling the truth all along.
Christ on a cracker.
I should have just kept walking.
I should have done a thousand other things except for barge into her sad life, offer to fix everything, fall for her . . .

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A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than two dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 1.5 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world. She’s a traditionally published author with Simon & Schuster and Harper Collins UK, as well as an independently published author. Since she first began self-publishing in 2012, she’s appeared at #1 on Barnes & Noble and iBooks charts around the world. Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than three dozen times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

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Audible Original Audio Release Day Launch – Unzipped, Lauren Blakely

October 30, 2018 By

 

Everything he knows about women is about to get turned upside down…

Available exclusively in audio for the first six weeks – and narrated by Joe Arden and Andi Arndt – comes a brilliantly funny, scorchingly sexy new romantic comedy from #1 New York Times best-selling author Lauren Blakely! UNZIPPED is now available! Grab your copy of this swoony and sexy Audible Original today!

 

ABOUT UNZIPPED:

Wanted: Dating coach to help hot nerd win back the woman of his dreams…

Picture this – I’m ready to win back the love of my life, and I’m going big this time. We’re talking boom box, sing her name in the rain, let the whole damn neighborhood know I’m good and ready this time around. After all, if you’re going to grand gesture the ever-loving hell out of a second chance, you need to pull out all the stops.

There’s only one little problem.

 

My college girlfriend isn’t the one who shows up when I play my “I’ll do anything to win you back” tune.

The woman who flings open the second-floor window tells me my ex doesn’t live here anymore. But she’ll help me win her back. Anything for romance, anything for a guy so willing to go big for love. And that’s what I want at first. Until I get to know my new “romance coach” and discover she’s funny, clever, and keeps me on my toes. And boy, do I ever need that.

Now I don’t want to win anyone else’s heart. I want the woman who’s been helping me all along.


Trouble is – she thinks I’m in love with someone else, and when we take off on a road trip, everything I think I know about women is about to be unzipped and turned inside out.

 

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About Lauren Blakely:

A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. 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, and she’s sold more than 2.5 million books. In December she’ll release UNZIPPED, a brilliantly funny, scorchingly sexy new romantic comedy. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter

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Release Day & 5 Heart Reviews – Royally Yours, Emma Chase

October 30, 2018 By

 

 

 

Princess Lenora Celeste Beatrice Arabella Pembrook had an unusual childhood. She was raised to be a Queen—the first Queen of Wessco.

It’s a big deal.

When she’s crowned at just nineteen, the beautiful young monarch is prepared to rule. She’s charming, clever, confident and cunning.

What she isn’t…is married.

It’s her advising council’s first priority. It’s what Parliament is demanding, and what her people want.

Lenora has no desire to tie herself to a man—particularly one who only wants her for her crown. But compromises must be made and royals must do their duty.

Even Queens. Especially them.

**

Years ago, Edward Langdon Richard Dorian Rourke, walked away from his title and country. Now he’s an adventurer—climbing mountains, exploring jungles, going wherever he wants, when he wants—until family devotion brings him home.

And a sacred promise keeps him there.

To Edward, the haughty, guarded little Queen is intriguing, infuriating…and utterly captivating. Wanting her just might drive him mad—or become his greatest adventure.

**

Within the cold, stone walls of the royal palace—mistrust threatens, wills clash, and an undeniable, passionate love will change the future of the monarchy forever.

Every dynasty has a beginning. Every legend starts with a story.

This is theirs.

 

 

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Kara's Review

 

Royally Yours is the fourth book in the Royally series by the fabulous and talented Emma Chase. I love this series and these characters. The writing is so damn good and so full of emotion. This is my favorite book of Emma’s and that’s saying a lot! Royally Yours is the Queen’s story. I love the Queen. She’s strong, intriguing and I knew her story was going to be fantastic. Royally Yours is the story I didn’t know I needed until I started it. We already know how things ended but now we get to see how they began. Lenora was raised to be the first Queen of Wessco and she’s crowned at nineteen. She’s smart as a whip, commanding, pretty, tough and a born leader. But she’s not married. It’s not something she wants but to rule the country it seems to be necessary. Edward left his title and his home years ago to live, travel and have adventures. When he’s called home for his family, he meets Lenora, or Lenny as he calls her, and he ends up staying because of a promise. Marry the Queen? Stay in Wessco and serve her and the country? Sure, why not. There’s something about this girl that calls to him. She’s beautiful, but she’s a ruler and he can’t stop thinking about her. He wants to see her smile her real smile and laugh her genuine laugh. Together they learn things about each other and build on their chemistry. It’s more than physical. Their connection goes down into their souls. She’s lets her hair down for Edward and he devotes himself to his Queen. They grow together. Laugh together. Live an adventure together. It’s not always easy but they are a team. Trust is earned. Love is everything. Together they rule the country, their family and their legacy. I feel like I need to repeat that I didn’t even know I needed this story in my life until I started reading it. I adored it. Loved every word. Lenora and Edward made me laugh, cry, smile, cheer and cry some more. At one point I was smiling while tears were streaming down my face. Knowing how their story ultimately ends made me sad, but watching it start, grow and flourish made me so incredibly happy. Thank you for filling my heart, Emma!

 

“That smile. I’ll call it…your giddy, girlish smile. Very, very nice.”

And just like that, my knees go squishy, and my stomach contracts, and I feel like I may just pass right out. Swooning is real…and it’s rather brilliant too.

 

“Do you want more?” Edward asks against my lips.

“Yes,” I breathe out. “Teach me.” He looks down at me, his green eyes dark, almost black with hunger.

“Open your mouth for me. Give me your tongue, Lenora.”

 

Sandra's Review

was going to be an epic story especially when I teared up at the prologue.
Lenora was born to be a queen. She learned at a young age what it all meant. And at the young age of nineteen her life had changed. She was no longer a princess. She was a Queen. It did not scare her and even if it did, she would not show it. Men already doubted her abilities, she would not cower. She would reign. She was prepared to make changes to Wessco. But there was one she didn’t see coming. Her advising council and the people of Wessco wanted her to be married. It was not want she wanted but she go through with it as her duty. What she didn’t expect was Edward Rourke. The man who would change her love of life forever.
Edward left home and his title ten years ago. He didn’t want to sit and talk politics with untrustworthy and stuffy businessmen, politicians, and dukes. He wanted adventure. To find the next treasure. To give to others who needed them to survive. He did just that and now he was called home. And when he got there, he made a promise. A promise that he intends on keeping not because he feels obligated but because he wants to. He desires to. The moment he saw Lenny he knew she was the most beautiful, infuriating, intriguing and strongest woman he ever saw. The only woman for him.
Edward and Lenny’s love story is brilliant. I loved Lenora in the previous books even when I was mad at her. After getting to know her as not only as the queen but as a woman…I fully adore her. She is funny, witty, smart, strong, and even sexy. Edward brings out the real Lenny. The one that was holding back until she felt his love. And Edward…the adventurous, filthy, sweet, and smart Edward. I LOVE him. *Swoon*. Together, their chemistry and love reaches into their souls.
Overall…it’s my favorite book in the series! It had the perfect blend of humor, swoon, and emotion. I laughed so hard and cried so much. It’s makes me want to go back and read the previous books again.
Quotes:
“Greed, wealth and power? Oh my—it’s like a fairy tale. I may swoon.”
“Making a life with you will be my greatest adventure, Lenora.”
“We will be a laughingstock.”
I shrug. “Man’s greatest fear is being laughed at. Women don’t share that worry—we’re laughed at practically every day of our lives.”
Edward lifts his glass to me. “Well said, Your Majesty.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Emma Chase is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the hot and hilarious Tangled series and The Legal Briefs series. Emma lives in New Jersey with her husband, two children and two naughty (but really cute) dogs. She has a long-standing love/hate relationship with caffeine.

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Review & Excerpt Tour – Tempting Brooke, Kristen Proby

October 28, 2018 By

 

From New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby, comes TEMPTING BROOKE, a new novella in her Big Sky Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure to grab your copy today!

 

About TEMPTING BROOKE:

From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristen Proby comes a new story in her Big Sky series…

Brooke’s Blooms has taken Cunningham Falls by surprise. The beautiful, innovative flower shop is trendy, with not only gorgeous flower arrangements, but also fun gifts for any occasion. This store is Brooke Henderson’s deepest joy, and it means everything to her, which shows in how completely she and her little shop have been embraced by the small community of Cunningham Falls.

So, when her landlord dies and Brody Chabot saunters through her door, announcing that the building has been sold, and will soon be demolished, Brooke knows that she’s in for the fight of her life. But she hasn’t gotten this far by sitting back and quietly doing what she’s told. Hustle is Brooke’s middle name, and she has no intention of losing this fight, no matter how tempting Brody’s smile — and body — is.

 

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Sandra's Review

Tempting Brooke is a novella in the Big Sky series by the ever talented, Kristen Proby. I love this series just as hard as her others. You can read this as a complete standalone. Brooke was introduced but only briefly in the last book, Kissing Jenna. This is her story and it’s adorable, sexy, and fun.
Ten years ago Brody ran away from the town of Cunningham Falls and everyone in it including his best friend Brooke. They haven’t seen each other since graduation and now he was back to evict the building her business is in. The business she has built. The business that means a lot to the town. A business she will fight for. He might have run away last time but she won’t let him again. Not until he sees what she has to offer.
Brody could never say no to Brooke. He will give her the time she wants but that’s it. This isn’t personal. It’s business. Can he keep it separate when it comes to the girl turned woman who he has always cared about?
Aw! I loved this book. It’s a fast read filled with heart, sexiness, swoon, and laughs. There is a lot of story within. And I loved getting a glimpse into the lives of the characters of the town. If you haven’t read Proby then do it now. This is just a taste of what she has to offer.
Quotes:
“I’m sorry if I hurt your feelings.”
“You did that long before you left,” I reply and watch as he frowns and looks down at the counter.
“I wear suits,” Brody says, rather defensively.
“You do?”
“Every damn day.”
“Hmm.” I glance his way and then back to the road. “I don’t buy it. Prove it.”
“Tell me you don’t have a girlfriend.”
“Why?”
“Because if you do, the thoughts running through my head will surely put me straight into hell.”

 

 

EXCERPT:

  “Hello?” Brody calls through the screen.

  “Hey.” I hold it open, gesturing for him to come inside. “Enter at your own risk. I’m living inside an oven.”

  “Is your air conditioning broken?” he asks, but my eyes are on the cold beer and pizza in his hands.

  “No, I don’t have it. Are we having a party?”

 “The game’s on,” he says with a grin. “It’s been a while since we watched the Cubs together, so   I grabbed some game food and came right over.”

  I feel the smile slip over my lips. He thought to come here to watch the game with me.

  Brody always was the sweetest guy I knew. Seems that hasn’t changed.

  “Fun,” I reply. “I’ll grab some plates. We should sit on the floor.”

  “Why?”

  “It’s cooler down there.”

  He blinks at me, considering, and then shrugs one shoulder and sets the pizza in the middle of the floor, sits, and opens the box.

  “Thin crust pepperoni,” he says. “I hope this is still your favorite.”

  “It is. I’ll be right back.” I hurry into the kitchen to get the plates, and take a moment to lean on the countertop, my hand over my chest, to catch my breath. If he keeps this up, I’ll fall in love with him, and that can only lead to disaster.

  He’s leaving.

  “The Cubs are winning,” he calls from the other room. I grab our plates and join him, sitting a few feet away, and reach for a slice of pizza.

  “O’Shaughnessy has been badass this year.”

  “He’s badass every year,” I reply around a bite of food, and then laugh when he frowns at me.   “What? It’s true.”

  “Hmm.” He swigs his beer, and we fall into a comfortable silence, eating and watching baseball. “Oh, come on! You should have caught that!”

  “You always did get riled up watching baseball.”

  He smiles at me, then wipes his mouth with a napkin. “There’s no other way to watch it. God, you weren’t kidding. It’s damn hot in here.”

  “I know, I’m sorry. We could go somewhere else to watch the game.”

  “No, I like having you to myself,” he replies, surprising me. “I’ll just take my shirt off.”

  Before I can find enough brain cells to form a sentence, he whips his shirt over his head and tosses it onto the couch.

  Jesus, Mary, and Joseph. Times a million.

  I blink rapidly, trying not to stare at the tanned, toned, muscley goodness that is Brody Chabot, but it’s impossible.

  He’s like the most glorious work of art in the world, and I’d challenge anyone to be able to look away.

  His arms, his abs, his freaking shoulders, flex as he moves to grab another slice of pizza. How he can eat while all of my synapses are exploding one by one is beyond me.

  I think I just lost all bodily function.

  And I haven’t even seen him all the way naked. This is just the upper half.

  I bite my lip and take a sip of my beer, trying to distract myself.

 

 

 

 

About Kristen Proby:

New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Kristen Proby is the author of the bestselling With Me In Seattle and Love Under the Big Sky series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong, humorous characters with a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.

Kristen lives in Montana, where she enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.

 

 

 

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Blog Tour & 5 Heart Review – A Brand New Ending, Jennifer Probst

October 25, 2018 By

Today we are celebrating the release of A BRAND NEW ENDING by Jennifer Probst. This book is the second standalone title in her Stay series, and it is a contemporary romance title that is available to read for FREE in KindleUnlimited.

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Kara's Review

A Brand New Ending is the second book in the Stay series by the talented Jennifer Probst. I’m loving this new series and these characters. This is a second chance romance, one of my favorites! We already met Ophelia and I knew her story was heartbreaking. She and Kyle fell in love as teenagers. That all-encompassing love that’s meant to last forever. They decided to leave town and head to Hollywood to fulfil their dreams. Kyle a screenwriter and Ophelia a singer. Kyle’s dreams came true and their relationship and love got lost in the shuffle. She went home and took over the family Inn and that was that. Until Kyle needed to return home to write. He had to be there to do what needed to be done. He never forgot Ophelia and he wanted her back. Ophelia isn’t going to let him get to her again. She had a life she loves and he’s a pain in her arse! But he’s still so handsome and she can’t help remember all the love, laughter and sparks they felt. Can Kyle get Ophelia to fall in love with him again? What happens when his job gets in the way? I loved this story! Ophelia is strong, funny and determined. Kyle isn’t going to give him. He wants a second chance. Overall, I swooned, laughed, teared up, got hot and bothered and enjoyed every word. I loved seeing Ethan, Mia and Harper again! I can’t wait for more of the series.

 

He knew if he reached out to touch her, she wouldn’t be able to fight her reaction. Their bodies still belonged to each other, no matter how many years had passed.

 

A BRAND NEW ENDING (Stay, #2) by Jennifer Probst

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A love story will be rewritten in this heartfelt romance from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst.

Ophelia Bishop was a lovestruck teenage girl when she and Kyle Kimpton chased their dreams to Hollywood. Kyle’s dreams came true. Ophelia’s did not. When Kyle chose his career over their relationship, Ophelia returned home to rural New York to run the family’s B & B—wiser, and more guarded against foolish fantasies. Now Kyle has come crashing back into her life, and all her defenses are down.

Kyle can’t think of a better place to write his latest screenplay than his hometown. After all, that was where he met the heart of his inspiration—his first love. He knows the damage he’s caused Ophelia, and he wants a chance to mend their relationship. If anyone can prove to Ophelia that happy ever afters aren’t only for the movies, it should be him.

As much as Ophelia’s changed, she still has feelings for Kyle. But her heart has been broken before, and she knows that Kyle could run back to Hollywood at any time. She gave up her dreams once, but maybe she can dare to change her own love story…one last time.

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Jennifer Probst

Jennifer Probst – Bio:
Jennifer Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She took a short hiatus to get married, get pregnant, buy a house, get pregnant again, pursue a master’s in English Literature, and rescue two shelter dogs. Now she is writing again.

She makes her home in Upstate New York with the whole crew. Her sons keep her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will never be truly clean.
She is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, was ranked #6 on Amazon’s Best Books for 2012. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases and her street team at www.jenniferprobst.com.

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