Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance

Review – The Results of Unrequited

The Results of Unrequited; The Science of Unrequited (Series)
by Len Webster (Author)

This review is from: October 29, 2018 By Kay Daniels (Kindle Edition-Goodreads)
Rating:⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Heat Level:🔥🔥🔥

GAH!! Len Webster what are you doing to me!! First I’m rooting for Aldon (yes, I’m mashing up names and it will all make sense soon, I promise) then I’m rooting for Ajan only to find myself torn and ultimately I find myself rooting for just Alex. At the end of the day she doesn’t need anyone in her life to make her happy. What she needs to focus on science, which is what started her on this journey in the first place. How often do women give up their dreams to make men happy? Probably more than we realize, but to see someone happy, to make someone happy isn’t it worth it?

What would you give up for love? What would love give up for you?

Len Webster writes this series in a way that has you enthralled from start to finish. The Results of Unrequited was another emotional journey where I was pulled constantly from Team Landon to Team Evan to just plain Team Alexandria. Although now that I’m finished I am swaying towards one team vs another, yet emotionally I’m still wrecked over the entire journey I was just on. GAH!!

Alexandria/Alex/AJ begins the book very happy with her boyfriend Landon Carmichael-wait, what?

“So long as he continued to love, treat her right, and respect her, he would be the last guy she ever loved. Because Landon Carmichael was her everything.”

The Solution to Unrequited ended with AJ and Evan together, so back the truck up.

“No one could ever love you the way I could, Alexandrea, Yes, I realized it too late, but what I do know is that no one understands you, loves you, and wants more for you than I do. I’m your soul mate just as you’re mine.” – Evan Gilmore

Well, that is the soul crushing beauty of how Len Webster writes. You get the now and rewind to the then happenings until bit by bit the pieces fall into place of how Alex’s life slowly unravel before you while also crushing your heart. (sobbing) The writing is truly spectacular.

Massachusetts and Connecticut are blissfully happy, which is great, but you find out how Evan and AJ fell apart to make that happen. At the same time the present continues to unfold and eventually Alex has to come to terms with the choices she made. Love doesn’t always wait for your future. Love doesn’t always like your dreams. What hypotothis can solve unrequited when love doesn’t listen? Alex has given up dreams before to love a boy unrequitedly, is she willing to do it again? When will she be worthy to risk everything for and love enough in return?

“Because that was what she learned from unrequited. That only she could save herself.” – Alex Parker

If you don’t like cliffhangers, then prepare for the series to continue with another book after this one, The Dissolution of Unrequited.

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Cover Reveal, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Love By Pranks

COVER REVEAL
Title: Love by Pranks
Author: Sunniva Dee
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Cover Design: Monika MacFarlane
Release Date: November 15, 2018

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“A hilarious, crazy romp of a read!!!! I was in stitches through the whole book!—Imaginary USA Today and Wallstreet #1 Bestselling Rom-Com Author.

There were three things I, Kitty Hoskins, didn’t know when I moved into the all-girls, non-sorority house Blossom Field Avenue #246:

1) The house opposite ours, #247, is home to the gorgeous jerks of the Iota Fraternity.

2) Lucian Spencer Anderson lives in #247 and is possibly the hottest stripper-slash-social-science student you’ll ever meet.

3) #246 (The Blossoms) and #247 (The Dudes) have the longest standing, most ruthless prank war in the history of rivalries. The only thing the two houses agree on is that they live and breathe for the next battle.

Funny then that the real challenge is the one I never saw coming: an alliance with Lucian Spencer Anderson. When a cold winter threatens the stray cats of Deepsilver, our mutual love for animals forces us to team up. Bad, right? Well, it gets worse: we’re going to need the cooperation of our two houses to pull this thing off.

GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/40713220-love-by-pranks

AUTHOR BIO 

Sunniva Dee is a lover of great writing and wild, passionate characters. In the beautiful city of Savannah, Georgia, she divides her time between her “petting zoo” and writing sexy novels. Sunniva ado-o-ores breaking stereotypes and describing the flip side of bad-boy alphas or good boys and their savage streak.

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Cover Reveal, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Melt With You

COVER REVEAL
Title: Melt With You
Series: Into the Fire #8
Author: J.H. Croix
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Yoly Cortez, Cormar Covers
Photo: Eric Battershell
Release Date: November 27, 2018

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Harlow

A wedding, a one-night stand, and no happily-ever-after.
That’s how it all started with Max Channing.
Along comes another cliché – a second chance.
A year later, I’m about to face Christmas alone when tall, dark & s*xy as h*ll Max shows up again.
Our lives are worlds apart. He’s a billionaire tech investor. I’m a hotshot firefighter.
Nothing about us makes any sense.
I never thought I’d see him again after the hottest night of my life.
I was wrong, so very wrong.
When our paths cross again, we break every rule.
And set each on fire.

Max

Harlow May tests every limit I have and makes me want to break every d*mn rule she creates.
She’s a temptation I can’t seem to resist.
She fits no category. She’s strong & sassy and a firefighter to boot.
She fights the fire between us.
Once I have a taste, no one else will do.
I’ll fight for her and for us.
I only want one woman. Harlow.

*This is a full-length, standalone romance with a guaranteed HEA.

GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41886647-melt-with-you

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AUTHOR BIO

USA Today Bestselling Author J. H. Croix lives in a small town in the historical farmlands of Maine with her husband and two spoiled dogs. Croix writes steamy contemporary romance with sassy independent women and rugged alpha men who aren’t afraid to show some emotion. Her love for quirky small-towns and the characters that inhabit them shines through in her writing. Take a walk on the wild side of romance with her bestselling novels!

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Release Day/New Release

New Release – Taken

RELEASE BLITZ 
Title: Taken
Series: Dark Legacy Duet #1
Author: Natasha Knight
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: October 29, 2018

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I’m one of four Willow daughters.
He’s the first-born son of the Scafoni family. And we have history.

For generations, the Scafoni family have demanded a sacrifice of us. A virgin daughter to atone for sins so old, we don’t even remember what they are anymore.

But when you have as much money as they do, you don’t play by the rules. You make them.

And Sebastian Scafoni makes all the rules.

The moment I saw him, I knew he would choose me. Even though the mark on my sheath declared me unclean. Even though my beautiful sisters stood beside me, offered to him, he still chose me.

He made me his.
And then he set out to break me.

GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42269627-taken 

PURCHASE LINKS 

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COMING SOON

#2 Torn – Releasing November 14, 2018

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AUTHOR BIO

USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance, Natasha Knight specializes in dark, tortured heroes. Happily-Ever-Afters are almost always guaranteed, but she likes to put her characters through hell to get them there. She’s evil like that.

AUTHOR LINKS

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Release Day/New Release

New Release – Mr. Cassanova

RELEASE BLITZ
Title: Mr. Casanova
Series: Billionaire Bachelors #5
Author: Lila Monroe
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: October 29, 2018

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Hot TV star Luke Rafferty is Hollywood’s newest bad boy… at least, according to the tabloids. He’s been steaming up the screens as Dr. Casanova for ten years, but thanks to his ex-wife, some tricky contract negotiations, and that incident with the stethoscope (don’t ask), he’s suddenly on an extended vacation – with his heartthrob career on the line.

Enter Stella Hartwick.

A Hamptons local, she’s trying to get her home renovation company off the ground; winning the job for Luke’s new beachfront retreat would be her big break. And when she just happens to overhear his agent suggesting a fake relationship to give his reputation a swoon-worthy makeover, Stella sees the perfect solution to both their problems.

What’s a little fake smooching between friend(ly professionals)?

Stella is determined to keep her eyes on the prize renovation and her hands OFF the hunky actor wandering shirtless through her construction site. But Luke has other ideas. Midnight skinny-dipping ideas.

If only he wasn’t so heart-stompingly, panty-twistingly handsome…

Soon, sparks are flying, and they’re both forgetting their kisses are just for show. But can this fake relationship weather a very real tabloid storm? Or will past betrayals and the Hollywood spotlight drive them apart before their romance has even begun?

Find out in the new hot and hilarious romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling author, Lila Monroe!

BILLIONAIRE BACHELORS SERIES:
1 Very Irresistible Playboy
2 Hot Daddy
3 Wild Card
4 Man Candy
5 Mr. Casanova
6 Best Man (March 2019)

GOODREADS LINK: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41029846-mr-casanova

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Available at other retailers soon

PRAISE FOR MR. CASANOVA

“This is a classic Lila Monroe story with so much humor, heat and heart you won’t be able to put it down till the very end… If you are looking for a funny, lighthearted and smexy romance, get this! You won’t be disappointed!!” – Bibliophile Chloe’s Blog

“I loved Mr.Casanova from start to finish: it was a fabulous read, full of great moments that really brought a smile to my face.” – Goodreads reviewer

“My favorite book in the series! There’s nothing like a good romance that makes you laugh and swoon at the same time.” – Reading Keeps Me Sane Blog

“I loved it! Lila Monroe always delivers the fun flirty banter, great characters, and a lot of good times.” – Goodreads reviewer     

AUTHOR BIO 

Combining her love of writing, sex and well-fitted suits, Lila Monroe wrote The Billionaire Bargain. Lila enjoys writing, as it gives her a flexible schedule to spend time with her kids and a wonderful excuse to avoid them. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, who strips out of his well-fitted suits nightly.

AUTHOR LINKS 

Website: http://www.lilamonroebooks.com
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Blog Tour, Excerpt/Teaser Share, New Releases

Blog Tour – Scary Daddy

Scary Daddy from Ava Sinclair.

Available Now
BUY LINK ->-> https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JL5P5ZZ/
or FREE on Kindle Unlimited

Roommates Lindy and Rowan can hardly wait to decorate their new home for Halloween, but no sooner do they begin than they run afoul the newly elected head of their homeowner association, Clay Hilliard.

When Clay tells them the inflatable Hello Kitty won’t be allowed on their lawn, the women plan revenge against the handsome homeowner association head and his assistant, Jon Ingram. An old-fashioned prank is in order, one involving eggs and toilet paper.

But Clay and Jon aren’t just ordinary neighbors. They are Daddy Doms who believe an old-fashioned prank calls for old-fashioned consequences.

And that’s not the only surprise in store on what will be the most memorable Halloween night. There’s a dark side to these Daddy Doms the women are yet to discover.

BUY LINK ->-> https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JL5P5ZZ/

There are consequences for what you’ve done. What does that even mean? Whatever it means, Lindy and I aren’t in on the plan. In fact, now that we’re inside the men’s house, we’ve been taken upstairs and escorted to separate rooms. As I’m thrust inside the one I’m taken to, I look around in bewilderment. It’s a beautiful room, a feminine room, a room fit for a Victorian child. From the ornate canopy bed with rose damask canopy and matching curtains to the cream duvet trimmed in delicate eyelet to the old-fashioned wardrobe and bookshelf crammed with old-fashioned books and toys, everything is picture perfect.

“You have a child?” It’s not the first question I expected to ask, but it’s the first one that comes to mind.

“For now, yes. Two, in fact.” Clay is between me and the door. His stern expression hasn’t changed. “Two very naughty, very spoiled little girls. One in here, and the other in the bedroom down the hall.”

When it dawns that he’s referring to us, I feel indignant.

“Look, Clay. I understand that you’re upset. You have every right to be. You’ve made your point, so if you’d just…”

“No, Rowan. You’re wrong. We’ve yet to make our point. But we will.” He walks past me and as soon he does I bolt for the door. “It’s locked. You can’t get out.” I turn to see him opening the wardrobe. “Your clothes are wet and unbecoming of a young lady in this household. You’ll wear this now.” I stare in disbelief as he lays an outfit on the bed. There’s a Victorian style dress, stockings, and…drawers?

“I assume you can dress yourself.”

“I’m not wearing that.”

“Yes, you are.” He walks over and puts a finger under my chin. “You’re going to get dressed like a good girl, aren’t you, Rowan?” His eyes are locked onto mine. They’re dark but there’s a flicker in them and his gaze sends a flash of heat through my body. He’s so much larger than I am, so…powerful… more powerful than any person I’ve ever met. As far as I know, he’s the most powerful man in the world. I have to do as he says. I don’t know how I know this. I just do, just as I know he isn’t going to hurt me. He wants to protect me. He wants to take care of me. I have no reason to disobey. Clay steps back and I stand there, supported by the feeling running through my body.

“Yes. I’ll get dressed.” I hear the words coming out of my mouth. They sound like they’re coming from somewhere else.

Clay turns and walks out the door without another word, leaving me alone. I look down, and it’s the oddest things. I’m undressing, but it’s like watching a movie of myself. My reach for the hem of my shirt and pull it over my head. I lean down, pushing my sneakers off and remove my pants and socks. I’m standing in a stranger’s bedroom in just my bra and panties and even those are coming off now, discarded by my own helplessly obedient hand and added to the heap of clothing at my feet.

I pick up the drawers. I’ve never seen anything like them, and yet I know how to put them on. I pull them up, tying them at the back. I feel an odd little tingle as I realize that they are split in the back. Why? Why are they open? They feel both innocent and wicked. The stockings come next. They’re terribly old-fashioned, like something a girl would wear and yet the fit me perfectly. So does the dress, which is robin’s egg blue. There are shoes, too, cute little leather boots with a genuine boot hook. I shouldn’t know how to use it, but something beyond my own understanding guides my hand as I use the little tool to fasten the old-fashioned buttons. The feeling of blind obedience fades as soon as I’m dressed. I remember donning the clothes. I just can’t remember why. I walk to the door, testing it again. It’s still locked. I put my ear to it, listening for Lindy. Has she been told to change her clothes, too? Did she also blindly obey? I walk to the window and look outside. The wind is blowing harder, pushing clouds across the sky. They move past the moon. The moon…It’s still in the same position as it was when we were egging this house, even though that was well over an hour ago, maybe more. Below I can see strands of toilet paper, sodden and limp, coating the shrubs. I was right. The rain practically adhered the stuff to the shrubs. What a mess. Maybe I’m dreaming, I think. I close my eyes and pinch myself.

“Damn it,” I say when I open them again and find nothing has changed.

“Language, young lady.” I cry out in fright and spin around. I’m face to face with Clay. I hadn’t even heard him come in. He’s changed his clothes. He’s wearing a blue sweater and cream-colored pants. His black hair is no longer loose but piled into a bun on his head. I’ve always thought man buns were weird, but oh-my-god does he look sexy as fuck. He’s the prettiest man I’ve ever seen in my life, and I’m can’t stop my shameless staring. “Now this is a properly turned out little girl.” He’s talking about me. It takes a moment for me to realize this, and his next words do nothing to minimize my confusion. “Papa is very proud at how you dressed yourself, Rowan.”

“Papa?” I repeat the word back to him.

“Yes, poppet. Papa. He’s pleased to see you looking so pretty. He knew blue was your color.” He takes my hand. “Of course, he’s still very disappointed in your naughtiness. You know, of course, that you’ll have to pay for what you’ve done.” I have no idea what’s going on.

“Listen, Mr. Hilliard. Lindy and I will clean everything up. First thing in the morning.”

“Yes, you will. But that’s not enough. You have to be punished.” Clay has led me to the bed. He sits on the edge. “Do you know how I’m going to punish you, sweet little Rowan? Do I really need to tell you?”

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While USA Today bestselling author Ava Sinclair has written across multiple genres including contemporary, fantasy, sci-fi, Western, and paranormal, she’s best known for writing hot Daddy Dom romances that offer engaging plots, steamy sex, and relatable characters.

Over the years, she’s grown to develop a deeper understanding of why her readers love Daddy Dom books. The idea of a dominant man who provides nurturing guidance while allowing for growth is very appealing, especially when that man also knows that his partner’s capacity for pleasure is tied to his unlocking the deep submission Littles experience in the care of their Daddy.

Each book she writes is a journey, both for the woman navigating her feelings, and the dominant alpha male desiring a chance to give a woman everything he has to offer, both in and out of the bedroom.

Her titles include Big Beautiful Little, Big Daddy, Daddy’s World, Daddy Treatment, and Camp Daddy.

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Author-Ava-Sinclair-490738981084361/

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Release Day/New Release

New Release – Muffin Top

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“Smart, sassy, and utterly delightful! Get ready to fall head-over-heels in love with Lucy, one of the wittiest and most inspiring heroines I’ve ever met!”

– Annika Martin New York Times bestselling author

Muffin Top, a hot romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling author Avery Flynn is available now!

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The only thing about me that’s a size zero is the filter on my mouth. I’ve got a big personality, a big rack, and a big number on the scale. And I’m perfectly fine with that.

But when some random guy suggests I might not be eating alone if I’d ordered a salad instead of a hamburger I’m shocked silent, which is a feat, trust me.

That brings us to one sexy fireman named Frankie Hartigan. He’s hot. He’s funny… And he’s just apologized for being late for our “date” then glared at the fat-shaming jerk. Next thing I know, he’s sitting down and ordering himself dinner.

I have no problem telling him I don’t need a pity date . . . unless of course it’s to my high school reunion next week. Oops where did that last bit come from? And what do I do now that he’s said yes?!

Because this is no make-over story, and I think Frankie is using me for something. I just have to figure out what…

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About Avery

USA Today bestselling romance author Avery Flynn has three slightly-wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband and is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip.

She fell in love with romance while reading Johanna Lindsey’s Mallory books. It wasn’t long before Avery had read through all the romance offerings at her local library. Needing a romance fix, she turned to Harlequin’s four books a month home delivery service to ease the withdrawal symptoms. That worked for a short time, but it wasn’t long before the local book stores’ staffs knew her by name.

Avery was a reader before she was a writer and hopes to always be both. She loves to write about smartass alpha heroes who are as good with a quip as they are with their *ahem* other God-given talents. Her heroines are feisty, fierce and fantastic. Brainy and brave, these ladies know how to stand on their own two feet and knock the bad guys off theirs.

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Blog Tour, Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, Excerpt/Teaser Share

Blog Tour – Suit; A 44 Chapters Novel

Today we have the blog tour for the much anticipated novel, SUIT, by BB Easton! Check it out and grab your copy now!

Title: SUIT
Series: 44 Chapters
Author: BB Easton
Release: October 18

About SUIT

Because BB Easton had so much fun writing her bestselling, award-winning memoir, 44 CHAPTERS ABOUT 4 MEN, she decided to give each of her four men his own steamy standalone. SUIT is Ken’s book—the hilarious, heartwarming tale of how BB finally got over her bad boy phase and found happily ever after with…gasp…a guy in a tie.

“Since when are you into guys in ties? You only like guys who look like they rob guys in ties. At gunpoint.”

It was true. By 2003, my type had been well-established. There might as well have been a giant sign on my heart that said, “Good Guys Need Not Apply.”

Which is exactly why I had to friendzone Ken Easton. The man was a former football star, smelled like fresh laundry instead of stale cigarettes, and had more ties in his closet than tattoos on his knuckles. Pssh. BOR-ING.

But the more I got to know my hunky study buddy, the more questions I came away with. Questions like, why doesn’t he date? Why does he avoid human touch? Why does he hate all things fun and wonderful? The psychology student in me became obsessed with getting inside Ken’s head, while the spoiled brat in me became obsessed with getting inside his heart.

In 2003, I found the one thing I love more than bad boys…

A good challenge.

*SUIT is Book 4 in the 44 CHAPTERS ABOUT 4 MEN spin-off series, but it can be read as a complete standalone.

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Excerpt

“I like your red door,” I mused as Ken stuck his key into the deadbolt. “What does that symbolize? Aren’t red doors supposed to like, protect you from evil spirits or something?”

Ken chuckled as he pushed the door open. “I wondered the same thing, so I looked it up.” Holding the door open for me, he said, “In Scotland it means your mortgage is paid off.”

I giggled as I stepped inside, wondering who the fuck was paying this mortgage, when Ken flipped on the lights.

The interior was immaculate. Tasteful. And devoid of a single personal memento or photograph.

Oh my God, this isn’t even a private residence! It’s a model home! Ken tricked me! This must be where he brings all his victims!

The front door opened into a sparely decorated living room, painted a cozy shade of sage green. A staircase leading to the second floor was on the right side of the expanse. A stately, stacked-stone fireplace took up most of the left wall. And on the back wall a plush, camel-brown suede couch was flanked by two wide entryways, one into the kitchen and another into the dining room.

The light fixtures were steel. The coffee table was wooden. And the art above the couch was an eclectic collection of watercolor paintings and pen-and-ink sketches, mostly of the Eiffel Tower.

No, seriously. Who the fuck lives here??

“I…uh…love the color.” I stammered, taking it all in.

“Thanks.” Ken shut the door behind us, causing me to jump. “I did all the painting, but my dad helped me with the crown molding.”

I knew it!

“Oh, does he live here, too?” I unzipped my coat and wandered over to admire the wall of Eiffel Towers.

“No, but my sister does. She rents the master bedroom from me.”

So, a woman lives here. That explains all the Parisian art.

“That’s cool. Did she help you decorate?” I asked, focusing on one particularly good watercolor of Notre Dame cathedral after a rain shower. The wet sidewalks looked like mirrors.

“No. She just moved in a few weeks ago.”

“Really?” I turned toward Ken with my mouth hanging open and my jacket half-on and half-off. “So you bought this place and painted it and decorated it…by yourself? It’s so…” Domestic. Perfect. Empty. “…beautiful.”

Ken smiled shyly. Holding his black wool coat in one hand, he extending the other to take my jacket. I shrugged it the rest of the way off and gave it to him.

“Where did these paintings come from?” I asked as he walked over to a coat closet tucked beneath the stairs.

“I got those in Paris.” He answered, placing my jacket on a wooden coat hanger. “There are these street artists there who just sit on the corner drawing and painting famous landmarks all day. Their work is amazing…” Ken closed the closet door and turned toward me with a smile. “…and it’s really fucking cheap.”

A strange sense of déjà vu fell over me as I held his gaze. Only instead of feeling as though I was glimpsing into the past, I felt as if I were glimpsing into the future. Ken hadn’t decorated that house for himself—he’d decorated it for me. It didn’t make sense, but I felt it. I knew it. My soul saw that house and said home. My heart saw those paintings and said home. But when my eyes beheld that introverted, intelligent, handsome, gainfully employed, responsible, tattoo-free man they said home? with a very distinct question mark at the end.

Ken wasn’t my type, but perhaps my type was ready for an upgrade.

“How old are you?” I asked, watching him cross the room and sit on the couch.

“Twenty-three.” Ken kept his eyes on the channel guide on his big screen TV. “Have you seen About a Boy? It’s finally on HBO.”

I shook my head. Both in response to his question and in disbelief that he was so young to be so damn grown.

“You haven’t? It’s so fucking good.” Ken selected the movie and placed the remote on the coffee table. “Hugh Grant’s my favorite actor.”

I snorted.

“What?” Ken gave me the side eye.

“Hugh Grant isn’t anybody’s favorite actor.”

Ken laughed and turned to face me, doing a worse job at hiding his smile than usual. “I thought that too, until one day I realized I like every movie Hugh Grant has ever been in. Even Small Time Crooks, and I fucking hate Woody Allen. So I was like, Holy shit. I think Hugh Grant’s my favorite actor.”

Ken smile was infectious.

“You’re telling me you liked Bridget Jones’s Diary?” I teased.

“Yep.”

Two Weeks Notice?”

Ken nodded.

Notting Hill?”

“Are you kidding? Notting Hill is the best one. We’re watching it after this. I mean…” Ken’s eyes darted around the room as he cleared his throat. “If you want to.”

I smiled, basking in the unexpected cuteness that was Ken Easton. Desperate to soothe his sudden nerves and charmed by his adorable love of British romantic comedies, I leaned forward and planted a chaste kiss on Ken’s chiseled mouth.

The moment our lips touched Ken froze, along with the very breath in my lungs, as I waited an awkward amount of time for him to kiss me back.

One Mississippi…two Mississippi…

Pulling away with my ego smashed and my cheeks ablaze, I dropped my eyes to avoid facing Ken’s rejection. As I stared at the ripped knees in my jeans and tried to come up with an airtight excuse for why I had to leave, Ken turned off the lamp next to the couch and started the movie. The gesture was subtle, but thanks to my downcast stare I definitely caught a glimpse of him adjusting the crotch of his slacks once the lights were out.

I bit the insides of my cheeks to keep from smiling.

Maybe I’ll stay…just a little longer.

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About BB Easton

BB Easton lives in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia with her long-suffering husband, Ken, and two adorable children. She recently quit her job as a school psychologist to write stories about her punk rock past and deviant sexual history full-time. Ken is suuuper excited about it.

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New Release – I Bet You

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She’s the one bet I can’t resist…

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills returns with an all-new swoon-fest of a novel about what happens when you look beyond labels and take a chance on love.

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Sexy Athlete: I bet you…

Penelope Graham: Burn in hell, quarterback.

The late night text is random but Penelope knows exactly who “Sexy Athlete” is. And why she shouldn’t take his wager.

Ryker Voss.

Football star.

Walks on water and God’s gift to women.

Just ask him.

His bet? He promises Penelope he’ll win her the heart of the nerdy guy she’s been crushing on. His plan—good old-fashioned jealousy. Once her crush sees her kissing Ryker, he’ll realize what he’s missing. Sounds legit, right? The only question is…why is Ryker being so nice to her?

Penelope Graham.

Virgin.

Lover of sparkly vampires and calculus.

His mortal enemy.

Penelope knows she shouldn’t trust a jock, but what’s a girl to do when she needs a date to Homecoming? And Ryker’s keeping a secret, another bet, one that could destroy Penelope’s heart forever.

Will the quarterback score the good girl or will his secret mean everyone loses at this game of love?

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Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills writes about strong heroines and sexy alpha males that sometimes you just want to slap. She’s best known for her angsty, heartfelt new adult college romances.

A former high school English teacher, she adores all things Pride and Prejudice; Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero.

She’s also addicted to frothy coffee beverages, Vampire Diaries, and any kind of book featuring unicorns and sword-wielding females.

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