Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance

Review – I Dare You

I Dare You; The Hook Up #1 (Series)
by Ilsa Madden-Mills (Author)

This review is from: April 25, 2018 By Kay Daniels (Kindle Edition-Goodreads)
Rating:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Heat Level:🔥🔥🔥🔥

Maverick Monroe is THE football guy attending Waylon University. Even as a freshman the superbly built six foot four blonde defensive linebacker has buzz surrounding him about his future playing in the NFL.

Is he cocky? Perhaps.

Does he deserve to be? Delaney Shaw wouldn’t know because she doesn’t watch sports. She spends her time in the library or maybe watching a movie, but knowing the statistics of the sports players on campus, no way.

However, when her best friend, Skye, dares her to flirt with said football player that has been eyeballing her all night at a party, Delaney isn’t one to pass up a dare. Unfortunately Mr. Cocky is otherwise preoccupied with someone else so she moves on too.

Two years go by before they get another chance to take things beyond just a party dare. The more Delaney gets to know Maverick the more she likes the man beneath the football pads, but that’s the crux of the problem. She doesn’t trust any man in a football uniform especially since her last boyfriend was a cheating football player and Maverick for as great as he seems does have secrets to hide.

Trust is such a big factor when you decide if you want to love someone. No matter what Maverick wants or doesn’t want his focus is on football, he has so much to lose if he takes his eye off the prize. Delaney and him probably shouldn’t happen in the grand scheme of things, but he just can’t seem to stop himself.

Will you dare to read this fantastic new read by Ilsa Madden-Mills? It’s so full of heart, geekisms, and a great story to boot.

Why read this story? Geeky references galore, which I loved, unicorn donuts, I need to find those and devour some immediately, and lastly a love-able hero. Come on, read it today…I dare you.

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New Releases

Release Blitz – Hitched

Hitched by Vanessa Vale is AVAILABLE NOW!

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If you’ve never saddled up with a few Vanessa Vale cowboys, now is your chance! Welcome to Steele Ranch, where the men are hot, dominant and know what they want.

One unexpected encounter brings Sarah Gandry face to face with the two men she loves. Yes, two. Wilder and King have been the basis for every one of her fantasies for as long as she can remember. But they’d been just that…fantasies. Until now.

Now, the three of them get to make things right. To finally be together. But nothing’s ever simple and the secrets she’s held could tear them apart.

In book four of the Steele Ranch series, the wild west just got Wilder…and King.

****

A standalone read, this is MFM—it’s all about the heroine.

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Vanessa Vale is the USA Today Bestselling author of over 30 books, sexy romance novels, including her popular Bridgewater historical romance series and hot contemporary romances featuring unapologetic bad boys who don’t just fall in love, they fall hard. When she’s not writing, Vanessa savors the insanity of raising two boys, is figuring out how many meals she can make with a pressure cooker, and teaches a pretty mean karate class. While she’s not as skilled at social media as her kids, she loves to interact with readers.
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New Releases

Release Blitz – The Theory of Unrequited

It’s the angsty read that EVERYONE is talking about!
The Theory of Unrequited by Len Webster is out NOW!

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BLURB:

Every theory has a test subject … even between best friends.

The pact: Stanford.
The betrayal: AJ attending Duke.
The reason: She did something stupid like fall in love with Evan.
The problem: Evan’s not ready to let this betrayal go so easily.
The solution: Find AJ and fix them.

Read Kay’s Review: Hit Hard by Unrequited Love

AND INTRODUCING BOOK TWO IN THE SCIENCE OF UNREQUITED SERIES
The Solution to Unrequited — coming July 11th, 2018!
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About Len

Len Webster is a romance-loving Melburnian with dreams of finding her version of ‘The One.’ But until that moment happens, she writes. Having just graduated with her BBusCom from Monash University, Len is now busy writing her next romance about how a boy met a girl, and how they fell completely and hopelessly in love.

She is also not a certified explorer, but she’s working on it.

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New Releases

Release Blitz – Awkward Love Series

SERIES BLITZ
Awkward Love Series
Author: Missy Johnson
Genre: Romance

#1 It’s Complicated – Release Date: December 13, 2017

They call him the Anaconda, and I’m pretty sure it isn’t because he likes snakes.

Nick Jenson is my neighbor. My hot, oh-so-sexy, very-well-equipped neighbor that I’d spend hours watching from the safety of my bedroom window.

I saw lots of things I probably shouldn’t have. Sometimes I’d touch myself, imagining it were his hands roaming over my body instead of my own. I had just one mission—to find out if the rumors were true.

Then one day, he caught me watching him.

I was mortified. I was prepared to quit college, move to another country, and live the rest of my life saying, “Nick who?” But, apparently, life had other ideas.

Because Nick? Well, he isn’t just my neighbor … He’s also my father’s best friend. If I thought things were difficult before, they were about to get a whole lot more complicated.

Oh, and those rumors? Holy fuck, are they true …

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#2 I Can Explain – Release Date: February 15, 2018

Standing on the balcony, outside my boss’s apartment, wearing only my underwear?

Not how I expected to start my Saturday morning.

I guess I should’ve thought harder about going home with my sexy new gym instructor, especially since I had no idea the guy was married. When he pushed me out onto the balcony, five seconds before his wife walked through the door, I jumped one apartment over because I thought it would be less embarrassing for a stranger to find me than his wife.

That was a smart move.

So here I am, wearing next to nothing and freezing my ass off, standing outside the living room window of my young, sexy, and very intimidating boss, Chase Winston.

I have two choices: I sit here and try to think of another way out of this and risk dying of hypothermia. Or I can suck it up and knock on that window. After a long, internal argument with myself, I choose
option two.

Here goes nothing…

**Awkward Love is a series of short, sexy, fun novels that can be read in ANY order. Each book is COMPLETELY separate from the next, so you can read one, or you can read them all!**

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#3 Too Much Information – Release Date: April 16, 2018

We’ve all been there.

One minute, you’re sprawled out on your bed, minding our own business and the next you’re lying in the back seat of your best friend’s car as she races you to the ER.

And not the closest one either.

No. You’re headed to the one fifty miles farther out, because the one five minutes away is where you start your residency next week.

So there you are, lying in cubical nine, hoping like hell that the doctor about to examine you isn’t young, sexy or male.

Of course he’s all three.

Telling him about the clitmaster7000 I have lodged inside me is by far the single most embarrassing moment of my life.

Discovering he’s my brother’s new roommate is even worse.

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#4 Comfort Zone – Releasing June 15, 2018

There’s nothing quite like watching your professor as he motorboats a stripper.

The expression on his face when he looked up and saw me standing there would’ve been funny if I wasn’t so mortified. I wanted to turn around and run, but I couldn’t do that to Jake. It was his bachelor party, after all.

So, instead, we stumbled our way through the world’s most awkward conversation, because what do you say after witnessing that?

At least things couldn’t get much worse, right?

Wrong.

The real fun began when the guys figured out how we knew each other.

Have you ever heard of the term frottage? Yeah, neither had I. Just like I’d completely underestimated how awkward it would be getting a lap dance from another woman while my professor watches, or how turned on I’d be.

My first mistake was going there in the first place.
My second mistake was not leaving the moment I saw him.
My third mistake, and the one I regret most?

Applying for that TA position with him last week…

** Comfort Zone is a M/F student/professor romance **

**Awkward Love is a series of sexy, fun novels that can be read in ANY order. Each book is COMPLETELY separate from the next, so you can read one, or you can read them all**

GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38727095-comfort-zone

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AUTHOR BIO

Missy lives in a small town in Central Victoria with her husband, and her confused pets (a dog who think she’s a cat, a cat who thinks he’s a dog…you get the picture).

When she’s not writing, she can usually be found looking for something to read.

AUTHOR LINKS

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New Releases, Release Day/New Release

New Release – About Time

RELEASE BLITZ
Title: About Time
Series: The Avenue #1
Author: B. Cranford
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 25, 2018

BLURB

It’s all about timing . . .

Ten years. That’s how long Ashton Andrews spent wondering if she would ever have the family she craved, with a man who was apparently not the one.

Six weeks. Time spent patiently waiting, silently hoping and endlessly wondering if the decision she’d made to go it alone was the right one.

Nine months. Morning sickness, cravings and that constant need to pee are what Ashton has to look forward to, knowing that numbered are her days of being just one.

Fifteen years, eight days. An eternity ago were those unforgettable moments spent crushing on her brother’s best friend, yet her mind constantly turns to him—the one who got away.

The one who might yet be her one.

It’s probably about time she found out . . .

About Time is a contemporary romance featuring 30-something characters who know that life is short and know what they want.

GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38947575-about-time

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AUTHOR BIO

B. Cranford is a proud Australian living in the USA, a lover of books, breadsticks and bed, and the mother of two children who are far too similar to their father for her liking. A lifelong reader, she dove into the romance genre on the recommendation of her best friend and hasn’t looked back since. Her debut novel, The Brightest Star, a second chance romance with (she hopes) heart and humor was released on July 13, 2017, which just so happened to be her birthday. Because if you release a book on your birthday, you get twice as much cake, and that can only be a good thing.

AUTHOR LINKS

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Cover Reveal, New Releases

Cover Reveal – True North

COVER REVEAL
Title: True North
Series: Bad Idea #3
Author: Nicole French
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Raglan Publishing
Release Date: May 31, 2018

BLURB

They said I was a bad idea. Poor. Violent. Criminal.

They said I’d amount to nothing, and I believed them too.

Until I met her.

Layla saved me from my worst, but sacrificed her best to do it. Now the tables have turned, and it’s time for me to bring her back to the land of the living.
But I might be too late.

Because sometimes our worst demons are those we never expect. And sometimes getting rid of them isn’t a choice at all.

The odds have always been against us, but this time is different. But how can I be her true north if I’m still finding my own direction? I’ll never know if I don’t try. And one thing’s for sure: I’ll try anything for her.

GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39358989-true-north

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AUTHOR BIO

Nicole French is an East Coast/West Coast hybrid creature, Springsteen fanatic, hopeless romantic, and complete and total bookworm. When not writing or teaching about writing, she is hanging out with her family, playing soccer with the rest of the thirty-plus crowd in Seattle, or going on dates with her husband. In her spare time, she likes to go running with her dog, Greta, or practice the piano, but never seems to do either one of these things as much as she should.

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Cover Reveal, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Blood Duet

COVER REVEAL
Blood Duet
Author: Maria Luis
Genre: Sexy Romantic Suspense
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
Photo: James Critchley
Model: Charlie Garforth

#1 Sworn – Release Date: May 17, 2018

I bow to no man.

The words are tattooed on my skin, just as they’re branded on my heart.

But I never planned for Sergeant Lincoln Asher, a man as deceptive as he is cold. His dominance sets my teeth on edge . . . and my body on fire. He won’t stop until I’m his, but I’m not his to take.

My secrets bind me—and blind me.

I live in the shadows of New Orleans. Hidden and protected in the underworld I call home. I know who I am.

I vow never to kneel before a man…

Save one.

And he will be my downfall.

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#2 Defied – Release Date: May 31, 2018

I am both a sinner and a saint, but I bleed vengeance.
For years, I’ve lived in the grey… until her.

Avery Washington didn’t belong in the shadows, but I dragged her into the darkness anyway.

One kiss, and I would stop at nothing to possess her.

One caress, and my need to destroy wavered.

Our attraction was poison and pleasure.

They say the devil recognizes his own, but I never saw Avery coming.

I didn’t stand a chance.

GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39292991-defied

AUTHOR BIO

Maria Luis is the author of sexy contemporary romances, though she may or may not have a few historical romances hiding in the cobwebs of her computer.

When she’s not writing about strong men and the sassy women who sweep them off their feet, Maria is a historian who specializes in medieval England and 19th century New Orleans. What do the two eras have in common, you ask? Not much, except for disease, scandalous activities and crime–Maria’s favorite topics.

Maria lives in New Orleans with her better half, where she can generally be found hiking with her two dogs, Zeus and Athena, kayaking in Louisiana’s inter-coastal waterways, or curled up on the couch with a good book.

AUTHOR LINKS

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