Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, RomCom

Review – Awk-Weird by Avery Flynn

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Awk-Weird; Ice Knights #2 (Series)
by Avery Flynn (Author)

This review is from: October 5, 2019 By Kay Daniels
Heat Level:🔥🔥🔥🔥

For anyone who has felt left out, out of place, weird, different, or just awk-weird you will identify with this book!! Oh, how my heart broke everytime…EVERY single time, Tess drifted into the background, mentioned she was temporary in someone’s life, that she was better off alone, etc…Avery Flynn you reached into my heart and put a big ol’ squeeze on it with her character.

Awk-Weird is a romcom by all accounts, but it is also full of good touchy feely moments. Both Cole and Tess had childhoods full of upheaval, but they manifested their adulthoods in different ways. Cole is a control freak with a capital C and F while Tess is shy and doesn’t people well.  These two were so right for each other, it just took them a bit to figure it out in the end and the story will make you laugh and cry while getting there.

At a wedding rehearsal dinner when both of their normal defenses were down and faulty condoms were used, Cole and Tess find themselves in the role of soon to be co-parents. Now, as they prepare for this big change, baby steps are made to prep them for the big one that is about to happen in a few months. Considering neither one saw this coming in their future, they have a lot of baby steps to make to get the up to speed in their communications skills, their emotional skills, their getting along skills…etc…

Did I mention they were both a bit awkward? Make sure you add this book to your TBR now!

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New Release – Room 143 by Laramie Briscoe

Title: Room 143
Author: Laramie Briscoe
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 5, 2019


Around my neck lies a wedding ring.

In my right hand I hold a hotel room key.

Which one do I pick?

The marriage? The key?

Everything is not as it seems in room one-forty-three

*This isn’t a cheating book!*



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Laramie Briscoe is the USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author of over 30 books.

Since self-publishing her first book in May of 2013, Laramie has appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling E-books Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. Her books have been known to make readers laugh and cry. They are guaranteed to be emotional, steamy reads.

When she’s not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on Netflix. Married to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband (the Travel Coordinator) and a sometimes crazy cat named Beau.

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Excerpt Reveal – The Second We Met by Maya Hughes

Are you ready for Nix and Elle to heat up your eReader?

The Second We Met is an enemies-to-lovers, neighbor from hell romance by Maya Hughes releasing October 17th!

I’ve got an excerpt to die for here –

“Are you always so charming, B + E?”
“There’s a lot to get done this week and I don’t have time to hold anyone’s hand or break out the
hose when you two are going at it behind the work shed.”
“Way to jump nine hundred steps ahead. If there’s anyone who’d be banging someone it would
probably be the woman who has enough condoms to last most people half a century. Or are
you all out of those? Been busy lately.” All I was looking for was a chill spring break, but she had
to push buttons like she was manning a submarine.
“You’re such a cocky asshole. And you know what? Yeah, I’ve been really busy. You haven’t
heard? Everyone on the block has had at least three rounds, but still nowhere near your
manwhore levels I’m sure.”
“This manwhore doesn’t kiss and tell.” I puckered my lips, which were met with the cold, hard
metal of a hammer shoved up to my mouth. Could’ve been worse. She could’ve used the claw
“Don’t trip and fall over your ego and end up with a hole in your head.” She dragged her hands
over her face like the world was perched on her shoulders. “Listen, be careful and pay attention.
We don’t need anyone getting hurt and it screwing up the work permits and stuff for the site.
Wouldn’t want to injure the campus golden boy.” Her barely contained eye roll was all I got
before she shoved a pair of work gloves at me. Her about face from claws out to a hint of actual
concern threatened me with whiplash. Was there ever someone more confusing and infuriating
than Elle?

Releasing October 17th

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Dear Jerk Across the Street, sorry for accidentally walking in on you and catching an eyeful of your—equipment. And hard pass on the open invitation to join you in the shower “anytime”, A-hole.

That’s the note I should’ve written. Instead I sent a pleasant and apologetic version.

Had I known Phoenix “Nix” Russo would’ve been the neighbor from hell, I’d have told him right where he could shove my words.

Nix is the big man on campus with everyone lined up at his games to make sure he knows it. Sure, he’s got piercing green eyes, abs that don’t quit and a smile that could set fire to a set of panties from a hundred yards away, but he’s also the biggest pain in my ass.

Dear Pink-Haired Menace, learn how to take a joke and stop being such a kill-joy…

Elle Masterson called the cops on one of my parties—again. My sweet talking usually gets me out of trouble, but this time it got me into a nice pair of silver handcuffs. Now I’m on a reputation rehab tour with a stop at a spring break community service project.

Guess who’s my new boss?

Now we’re shoulder to shoulder, sweaty, tired and…she’s not anything like I expected. There might just be a heart under that hardass exterior. She’s invading my dreams and I can’t shake the feeling she’s the key to unlocking a piece of me that I’ve hidden away.

It’s only a matter of time until she finds out why I’m really here.

Maybe I can break through her walls and into her heart before that happens…one screw at a time.



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Maya Hughes has always loved romance novels. One look at her Kindle is confirmation. She started writing her first romance novel while pregnant with her third child and she hasn’t looked back. Now, her romance writing addiction has replaced her romance reading addiction.

You can find her writing on her foldable keyboard and phone anytime inspiration strikes. Her sweet and steamy stories range from rockstars to small towns and everything in between. When she’s not writing, she’s playing with her three kids, running errands or vegging on the couch with the love of her life and biggest fan, her husband.


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