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Review – You’re the One by Layla Hagen

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You’re the One 
(A standalone)

by: Layla Hagen

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A sweet story between best friends who took the plunge into the deep end of the relationship pool that turned into a beautiful HEA!

Firmly in the best friend zone, Hunter and Josie hadn’t crossed the line in fifteen years. They shared everything with each other and never wanted to risk their friendship over the powerful feelings that falling into a relationship can involve, but when Hunter’s visa is about to be revoked it requires careful consideration on how much their friendship means and how far they will go for one another.

Weighing the pros and cons and what it could mean they jump into a quick engagement and then an even quicker marriage, all in the name of keeping Hunter in the country, but is that the only reason?

I enjoyed watching two friends fall in love and really discover their passion for loving each other beyond friendship in a new way. They had always shared everything with each other before, but now that they were in a new relationship with each other they didn’t have that to fall back on. So who becomes your best friend to vent to when you are now romantically involved with them? There was entire mountain of questions and consequences that they both had to overcome while dealing with their own feelings.

I really enjoyed this fresh insight to the friends-to-lovers story.


Hot. Flirty. Romantic.

It all started as pretend…

My best friend, and one of the most powerful men in New York, needed my help.

Our first kiss was unexpected—but it still made my skin sizzle, my knees go weak.

The next one was in front of his tight-knit family. We had to be convincing. But it was so wicked hot, it almost convinced me too.

On our first night together, he told me that I had to keep us both in check, because he didn’t know how to keep the lines from blurring…

He touched me like I was precious, and held me close… barely stopping his fingers from pushing down the straps of my dress…

On our second night, our banter turned to flirting. Hunter—my best friend was now Hunter—the man. Intense. Alluring. Sexy as hell.

How was I supposed to not fall in love?

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Review – Just Friends by Charity Ferrell

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Just Friends; Blue Beech #6 
(A standalone within a series)

by: Charity Ferrell

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I first fell in love with Blue Beech and Charity Ferrell’s writing when I read Just Neighbors. I didn’t believe it was possible for anyone to take Kyle’s #1 book boyfriend position, but his baby brother Rex is so swooney he has kicked his big brother right off the pedestal. I’m in a complete book hangover after finishing Just Friends.

Just Friends begins in a walk down the history of Rex and Carolina’s amazing friendship. It starts off with Rex asking Carolina to write a paper for him, one he can clearly write himself. He’s a smart kid, right behind her in academic standing, but he just doesn’t want to. She doesn’t take his crap and he doesn’t take no for an answer and thus begins their lifelong friendship.

Their friendship is one to hold in complete adoration. They are there for each other, ride or die, no matter what as the years go on. Even though Rex claims he can’t do relationships, he’s basically been in one with her since their friendship began. His greatest fear is losing Carolina, so taking that final step into something deeper is something he doesn’t want to do given his parents relationship is dysfunctional.

Carolina knows Rex better than anyone and visa versa. When a fake date goes further than they planned, pandora’s box has been opened, they find feelings unleashed and closing that lid once again impossible. It’s hard to go back and be just friends when they both know they are more and always have been.

Charity Ferrell once again wrote an amazing story filled with lots of love and heart.


Someone should have warned me about falling in love with my best friend.

Little did I know when Rex came to my locker attempting to bribe me, that he’d turn into my everything.
We’d become best friends. I’d steal his heart. He’d steal mine.
Nothing has changed in the years of our friendship.
Not our connection, not our feelings, or that we still hold each other’s hearts.
But his heart isn’t the only thing I’ve kept.
The secret I’m hiding could shatter the only man I’ve ever loved.

I’ve loved Carolina since the day she called my bluff.
Our friendship always came first.
She believed in me when no one else did.
I tucked away my feelings because I couldn’t survive a life without her.
We crossed the line once, and I swore it’d never happen again.
As time passes, the harder it becomes to live up to that promise.
Until finally, there’s no holding back.

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Review – Weekend Wife by Erin McCarthy

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Weekend Wife 
(A standalone)

by: Erin McCarthy

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Absolutely adorable!! I dare you to get swept up in this fantastic romcom that is so perfect that once you pick it up you will not put it down until the very last page (and not laugh while doing so)!

Neither Grant nor Leah are looking for long term relationships, but a quick tumble between the sheets doesn’t sound like a bad idea. They both agree they have chemistry off the charts and after a hilarious mistaken mistress package goes awry Grant decides to ask Leah to be his fake girlfriend when his father demands he arrive with one for a long weekend away in the Hamptons.

Thankfully Leah knows how to go with the flow, she is an actress after all, but nothing prepares her for a dramatic proposal in front of his family, or the feelings that begin to grow between them. A relationship between a billionaire and a bohemian shouldn’t work in the long run, but between these two you will laugh, swoon, and most likely get a little steamy while reading.


Billionaire businessman in need of a fake fiancé…

It should be the easiest job ever for an out-of-work actress, right?

All I have to do is pose as Grant Caldwell (the Third)’s fiancé for a fancy-pants weekend in the Hamptons. Easy. Wear designer clothing and sip champagne? Don’t mind if I do. Flirting with Grant? It’s so delicious I should be paying him.

Nothing can go wrong as long as if I can just keep my hands off of him.

But that’s the hard part. And I do mean hard.

Because Grant is sexy.
And bossy.
And surprisingly sweet, a real rarity in his pretentious family.

Oops. I’m not as good at faking it as I thought. Or maybe they call this method acting. Because it’s getting harder to figure out where my character ends and I begin…

It just might be the role of a lifetime.

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New Release – Seduced by Snowfall by Jennifer Bernard

Today we have a new release for SEDUCED BY SNOWFALL by Jennifer Bernard! Check out the release festivities—including two giveaways!—and be sure to grab your copy today!

Title: Seduced by Snowfall

Author: Jennifer Bernard

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About Seduced by Snowfall:

Dr. Bethany Morrison is used to being the responsible one. The serious doctor everyone relies on. She isn’t used to needing a rescue–especially from a sexy, lighthearted firefighter like Nate Prudhoe. And yet ever since she moved to Lost Harbor, Alaska, he’s been there for her. Is it any wonder she turns to him in her most embarrassing moment—when she needs a fake boyfriend?

Nate’s more than aware that Bethany doesn’t take him seriously. And that’s fine; relationships, a family of his own…those things aren’t for him. Not when he knows how painful the loss of a loved one can be. But when he discovers a mysterious injured runaway hiding out in the firehouse, it’s his turn to ask the lovely doctor for help.

As winter closes in, the line between fake and forever keeps disappearing. How could Nate know that every moment spent with Bethany would chip away at the shield around his heart? How could Bethany guess that Nate’s brand of laid-back fun was exactly what she needed? It may take more than a snowstorm to make them see it’s okay to want it all…and to grab it before it disappears forever.

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Jennifer Bernard is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. Her books have been called “an irresistible reading experience” full of “quick wit and sizzling love scenes.” A graduate of Harvard and former news promo producer, she left big city life for true love in Alaska, where she now lives with her husband and stepdaughters. She still hasn’t adjusted to the cold, so most often she can be found cuddling with her laptop and a cup of tea. Sign up for her newsletter for book news and fun exclusives.

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What is the Bastard Bachelor Society?
It’s a gentleman’s club—like the dignified men of the past used to have.
Except, we’re not gentleman, and we’re not dignified.
We’re ineligible bachelors; bored, jaded and not looking for relationships. Quite the opposite actually 
We’re so committed to being single, we’ve created a high stakes bet to see who can remain single the longest. Rules are involved. Prizes.
Laugh it up, but I’m no loser. 
Enemy number one to my single status? My irresistible neighbor, Abbott Margolis. She with her evil cat Desdemona, and Sexy AF pencil skirts. She’s kind and beautiful and hilarious. We can’t get involved, no matter how much her meddling grandmother pushes us together. But if I was going to lose this bet for anyone? It would for Abbott. 
Let’s face facts: I’m a bastard, unwilling to settle down. 
Especially when there’s a bet to win.
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Meet the Sara Ney
Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte’s, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.
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New Release – A Favor For A Favor by Helena Hunting

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“This book has it all—explosive chemistry, feel-good fun, and loads of banter.”
—Kendall Ryan, New York Times bestselling author

A Favor for a Favor, all-new enemies-to-lovers standalone sports romance from New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting, is available now!

From the New York Times bestselling author of Pucked and A Lie for a Lie, a new stand-alone romance about trading favors, battling wills, and winning love.

When I joined Seattle’s NHL expansion team, I thought it was the start of something great. But nothing ever goes the way you expect. Take my introduction to my new neighbor. She came rolling in on the hot mess express at midnight, making a racket while she tried to get into my team captain’s apartment. Did I mention that he’s married to a woman who definitely was not her?

Imagine my surprise when I end up with an injury that has me out of the game for weeks, and she’s the one to offer to help me. I should probably add that she’s not the captain’s mistress. She’s his sexy, pastel-haired younger sister.

So we come up with an arrangement: she rehabs me so that I can get back on the ice sooner, and she can add a professional athlete that isn’t her brother to her client list. Seems simple enough. As long as I can keep my hands to myself and my hormones in check. 

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of PUCKED, Helena Hunting lives on the outskirts of Toronto with her incredibly tolerant family and two moderately intolerant cats. She’s writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

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New Release – Feisty by Julia Kent

Title: Feisty
Author: Julia Kent
Genre: Romantic Comedy/Contemporary Romance
Audiobook Narrator: Erin Mallon
Release Date: January 28, 2020


I’m not too proud to admit that finding Mr. Right involves swiping right. Right? Welcome to dating in avocado toastland.

Here I am, on my first blind date, ever, courtesy of a smartphone app and my two annoying best friends.

So what is Chris “Fletch” Fletcher doing, walking across the room, looking at his phone like he’s pattern matching a picture to find a real person he’s never met before?


Oh, no.

The guy I drop-kicked in seventh grade cannot be my blind date. The guy who earned me this infernal nickname.

That’s right.


More from New York Times bestselling author Julia Kent as Fiona “Feisty” Gaskill gets her chance at love – drop-kick included.

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“Fletch?” I gasp as Perky smiles and walks away, abandoning me in my time of need.

“Hey, Fiona. What’re you doing here?” He looks down at my drink. “Nice penis.”

“Excuse me?”

He points to my chai latte. “Perky did a good job. I was in here last week and she made some beautiful flower patterns on my latte.” He frowns, then his eyebrows shoot up. “Hold on. Those weren’t flowers, were they?”

I laugh.

“Wow. And they seemed so… detailed. And gorgeous.”

My sides are splitting.

“Please… stop… flowers…” I gasp.

“That latte did give me a sudden desire to go to a Georgia O’Keeffe show, though.”

I rush to take a sip of my chai latte and make the penis go away. Fletch watches me, mouth spreading into a wider grin, his green eyes shining as he crosses his arms over his chest.

It’s only then that I realize he’s wearing real clothes. A crisp, light purple dress shirt, open at the neck, tucked into khahis. He has actual leather shoes – and not for weight lifting or cross-training – on his feet. His hair is styled but not sticky, and he has a close, clean shave.

His aftershave is divine.

“You’re not in workout gear. Or a paramedic’s uniform,” I say as I blot the foam on the tip of my nose, wondering if it’s ruined my makeup.

“And you look lovely tonight. A little overdressed for a Beanerino latte with Perky,” he says, waving to her from across the room as she swings a hand towel in the air like she’s a date-night air traffic controller.

“I have a date.”

“So do I.”

“You don’t have a man bun, do you?”

He looks down at his crotch. “Is that like camel toe for guys?”


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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Julia Kent writes romantic comedy with an edge. Since 2013, she has sold more than 2 million books, with 4 New York Times bestsellers and more than 19 appearances on the USA Today bestseller list. Her books have been translated into French and German, with more titles releasing in 2019.

From billionaires to BBWs to new adult rock stars, Julia finds a sensual, goofy joy in every contemporary romance she writes. Unlike Shannon from Shopping for a Billionaire, she did not meet her husband after dropping her phone in a men’s room toilet (and he isn’t a billionaire she met in a romantic comedy).

She lives in New England with her husband and three children where she is the only person in the household with the gene required to change empty toilet paper rolls.


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New Release – The Romeo Effect by Lila Monroe

Title: The Romeo Effect
Series: Cupids #3
Author: Lila Monroe
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: January 28, 2020

Is it fate…. Or just the Romeo effect? Discover the hot and hilarious new stand-alone romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling author, Lila Monroe!

Seth Harding is the King of Meet-Cutes. If you get trapped in an elevator with a handsome stranger, or stranded on a moonlit cruise with the man of your dreams, chances are, it’s not fate bringing the two of you together, it’s Seth somewhere, pulling the strings.

At least, that’s what I find out, when someone hires Seth to help win my heart. It would be romantic… if he weren’t all wrong for me. And Mr Right…?

Well, he might just be the guy behind the scenes.

Suddenly, my faith in soulmates is hitting a major complication. Seth is cynical, and argumentative… and seriously irresistible. Soon, the sparks between us are impossible to ignore. But can this hopeful romantic really find love with a man who engineers happily-ever-afters for a living? And when all the tricks and tests are stripped away, what makes two people truly meant to be?

Find out in the latest laugh-out-loud read from “The reigning queen of romantic comedy”, Lila Monroe!

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Cupids Series:
1. Cupids Anonymous
2. What’s Your Sign?
3. The Romeo Effect
4. The Break-Up Artist (May 2020)

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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.


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