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Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, Year of Reviews - 2020

Review – The Decadent Gift by Lauren Blakely

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The Decadent Gift; The Gift #3 
(A standalone within a series)

by: Lauren Blakely

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A sizzling addition to Blakey’s Gift series that is dirty and flirty, delicious and decadent all rolled into a hot new read.

Jake and Kate will melt your reading device while they light up Vegas with their role playing lessons. They are the last of their friends to pair up, but aside from that, they have been sending out sparks with their looks and glances at each other for months. Their foreplay has been building up, subconsciously between them, so now that they are willing to give in to their desires their passion blazes hot.

Even they both agree to a weekend of no strings, no attachments fun, when the weekend ends, it might be harder than they both thought to go back to being just friends.

Synopsis:

A delicious new take on lessons in seduction…
The rules of the game were simple.
One weekend.
We play our roles. Actually, we play lots of roles.
I get the info I need for a secret work project. We go back to how we were.
That’s what I proposed to handsome, clever, commanding Jake.
That’s what he said yes to — this decadent gift of a weekend that would get me out of trouble.
But that’s not what happened when our nights together in Vegas ended . . .

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Book Reviews, RomCom, Year of Reviews - 2020

Review – Five First Dates by Erin McCarthy

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Five First Dates
(A standalone)

by: Erin McCarthy

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Adorable, smexy, hot tattooed man, and one cooing baby that will melt your heart. First Five Dates has it all! Every ovary bursting moment that I read in one sitting!

Maddox has had a crush on Savannah since he was a teenage boy. He’s best friends with her brother, so it was a bit awkward to ever say much about that crush when he was a gangly teen, but it’s now years later and Savannah is a single mother which only has intensified his crush into a deep lust now that they are adults. Savannah has graciously opened up her home to him, allowing him to stay there while he films for his new job, but Maddox also has a secondary plan to win her over. He plans to finally show her that he is no longer just a skinny boy who is best friends with her brother, he is now a man who wants to take care of her and her son.

Savannah has the worst taste in men. Take being a single mother with a six month old son. When her last relationship ran out when she informed him she was pregnant it only goes to prove that her taste in men haven’t improved in all the years she has dated. When her brothers best friend, Maddox, agreed to move in and help her with her son, Sully she was thankful beyond belief. What she didn’t know was that Maddox is now hot AF. She hadn’t seen in him in person in several years and the tattooed, ripped man who shows up on her doorstep is not the same gangly boy she last saw years ago. Her hormones may not be in charge with him staying under her roof.

Savannah enlists her friends to help her set up blind dates to get back on the dating scene. This begins the first of four dates. When Maddox gets wind of her plan he wants in and becomes the fifth to join in on this plan. While living under Savannah’s roof the two of them not only get to know one another better, but they also “get to know one another better” (wink, wink). Savannah and Maddox have a natural chemistry and everytime they are together it is wicked hot.

Maddox is the absolute best. As a manny he is glorious. He has a natural instinct with Sully which is ovary melting, especially when I imagine him covered in his tattoos. Totally yummy.

A fun, smexy read that is exactly what is needed during this stressful time.

Synopsis:

Every perfect rom-com has a twist that leads the heroine to her happily ever after.

Me? Somehow, in any room full of Prince Charmings, I always manage to find the one frog.

So this time, I’ve found my own twist. Four of my friends will each set me up. Four first dates. Four chances at my own happily-ever-after.

My brother’s best friend even offered to watch my baby while I’m out finding true love.

Only Maddox has seriously grown up since I saw him last. The guy next door now looks more like the guy on a magazine cover. He’s inked and sexy. Muscular. Utterly irresistible. And… big. Oh, and did I mention he’s now my roommate?

Surely having a brother’s-friend-with-benefits won’t hurt my search for Mr. Right.

Especially if he’s my fifth first date…

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Cover Reveal, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Dirty Deeds by Nicole James

COVER REVEAL
Title: Dirty Deeds
Series: Devil Kings MC #1
Author: Nicole James
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Design: Lori Jackson Designs
Photo: Wander Aguiar Photography
Model: Theo
Release Date: March 26, 2020

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Kara Harbinger’s only crime is having a court judge for a father. One who just happens to be presiding over the criminal case of the President of the Devil Kings MC. The DKs are about to use the biggest Achilles’ heel he’s got to bend him to their will, to buy his decision, to buy his very soul.

Reno—

I want nothing to do with this job, but I can’t get out of it.

As a member of the Devil Kings MC, my life is a violent existence hinged on loyalty to the oath I took: Devil Kings before all else. I’m the club’s muscle, the brother they give the vicious, vile jobs, the dirty deeds. When it comes to my club, I do whatever they ask, whatever they need.

Then I see Kara, all sweet and innocent with her soulful eyes and sexy body. She’s a bright light in my dark existence. In her eyes, I see an escape from the brutal life I’ve lived for so long, a life void of feelings, emotions and light. She gives me the faith to believe I can have more, to believe I can have everything.

What do I do when my VP wants her taken as leverage to use against her father?
What do I do when one look at Kara threatens everything I thought I held dear?
What do I do if they want me to put a gun to her head and end her life?
I’ll have to convince her to trust me if I have any hope of getting us both out of this alive.

Kara—

He’s the only one who can save me.

I’m not supposed to want a man like Reno. He’s dangerous—a lawless, badass, alpha biker. I know I should be afraid, but the way he looks at me, with hunger in his eyes makes me want to become his.
I believed the lies he told me. I thought he was a good guy.
But when he takes me hostage, everything I thought about him is turned on its head.
Now he expects me to trust him, even as he holds me captive.
How can I trust a man whose loyalty is to his club, a club that wants me dead?

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Nicole James is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author who loves writing about hot alpha men who’ll do anything for the women they love! Her stories are filled with struggle, conflict and real human emotion. She is the author of the Evil Dead MC series, the Brothers Ink Tattoo series and more.

Nicole loves to hear from her readers! You can contact her via e-mail, her website contact form or on her social media accounts.

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Blog Tour - 2020, Excerpt/Teaser Share, New Releases

Blog Tour – Mating Theory by Skye Warren

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Mating Theory by Skye Warren

Release Date: March 17, 2020

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Mating Theory: A Trust Fund Standalone Novel by New York Times bestselling author, Skye Warren.

Billionaire Sutton Mayfair has nothing left to lose…

My best friend is getting married to the woman I love. They say the nice guy finishes last. So what’s the point of being a goddamn gentleman?

Maybe I should take what I want.

Even that sexy little thing on the street corner.

She needs a hot meal and a place to sleep. Instead I’m taking her home to soothe the savage beast inside me. I was born a bastard, and for the first time in my life I act like one.

Except the more I use her, the more I need her.

I didn’t know I had someone left to lose.

But for a single heartbeat, I had her.

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Excerpt:

“Which one broke your heart?”

I couldn’t describe the sledgehammer I’d taken to the brain when I met Christopher in a dimly lit private club. Too dark to be called lust or even love. Competitive and all-consuming. I couldn’t describe the desire that slammed through me when I met his stepsister.

There was no way I could choose between them, but it had not been a choice. They wanted each other. Electricity crackled in the air whenever they were in the same room.

Well, I could be happy for them.

That’s what a good man would do. A gentleman, and I’ve worked so fucking hard to pretend that’s what I am. Until the liquor stripped my skin away. Until this girl sat beside me, asking which one broke my heart. She watches me with clear eyes, her gaze impossibly wise. What does she see?

“Both of them.”

A sympathetic sound that feels like a stroke to my cock.

She doesn’t look shocked that I fell for a man, even though it shocked the hell out of me. I questioned my sexuality, fought with it—lost myself to it. Wanting Harper did not diminish wanting Christopher.

There’s something worldly in that dark gaze. Any other day I would find out what.

Tonight, I don’t care. She isn’t a person with wants and dreams and needs of her own. I’m going to use her body the same way they used mine. I’m going to take what they took from me.

“Your name,” I say, though it doesn’t really matter.

“Ashleigh.” She sounds uncertain for the first time tonight, her name drawn out into two parts. Ash, like the soot in a fireplace. And leigh, leigh, leigh. She’s beautiful, and I’m wasted.

“Come here, Ashleigh.” Except I don’t give her a chance to come here. She might use it to leave, to disappear down that metal staircase where I can’t follow.

My hand wraps behind her neck, pulling her close. My lips are harsh against hers, hungry and hard. I want to punish her for the emptiness inside me, except when she makes a little sound of fright, it fills me up with something else. Pleasure like black velvet, the kind of darkness I want to stroke my fingers over, back and forth, to feel the fibers pull against me.

Her shuddery breaths are like water, and I drink and drink. My tongue slides against hers. It’s a graphic act, this kiss. More obscene than actual sex could be. More invasive as I push her head back and explore her mouth, not waiting for permission, not leaving any place untouched.

I must taste like whiskey, but she doesn’t pull away.

I’m the one who breaks the kiss, panting hard. Liquid dark eyes stare up at me.

Surprise. More than that. There’s outright shock in her expression. Is she younger than I thought? More innocent than anyone I ever met? I should ask her about sex, but those aren’t the words that come out of my mouth. “Have you ever been in love, Ashleigh?”

A slow shake of her head. “No,” she whispers.

“Good. That’s good.”

“I can pretend.”

“What?”

“For a hundred dollars.”

There’s a drum in my head, pounding, pounding, telling me I’ve got something wrong. Really wrong. “A hundred dollars,” I repeat, wishing my veins weren’t running hot with liquor.

“For an hour. I know how much that suit costs. You can afford it.”

I pull back, moving careful so I don’t tip over. “What are you talking about?”

A cool breeze skates over us, and she shivers. I want to comfort her, but that’s not what this is about. A fast fuck on an abandoned rooftop while the sounds of a massive block party bounce off the buildings around us. And a hundred dollars, apparently. Jesus. I was about to fuck a prostitute.

What’s worse is that I still want to do it. More, because I know she’ll let me do anything.

For a price.

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Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dangerous romance such as the Endgame trilogy. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, sweet dogs, and evil cat.

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Teaser Reveal – BULLY ME Anthology; MAKE YOU BEG by Shantel Tessiera

BULLY ME: CLASS OF 2020 ANTHOLOGY
Release Date: March 24th

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BULLY ME ANTHOLOGY:
Loving your tormentor isn’t easy, especially when they collect broken hearts and parade them around like trophies. They’re the bad boys, the alpha a**holes, and the thorns in our sides. They push us past our limits, turn us on, and break us.

They’re our bullies.
They’re the class of 2020.

Eight bestselling authors are teaming up to bring you eight unique stories about the guys we love to hate.

This anthology benefits one of the largest anti-bullying organizations in the world, and all proceeds will go toward helping to support victims of bullying.

Shantel Tessier
Callie Hart
CoraLee June
Siobhan Davis
Kaydence Snow
K Webster
C.M. Stunich
Sam Mariano

Make You Beg Blurb:
Some say what I did was wrong. He was a great guy, a talented athlete who had a big future. People asked me why him as if I had picked a random kid out of a crowd.

He was innocent, they argued. But they were wrong. Blind to the truth that I saw.

He was arrested for his crimes and not even once during his three-month trial did he deny it. The evidence was stacked against him, but the prosecution was missing one key element to convict him.

The body.

I saw it.

I was the one who found her. A young girl taken too soon by a vicious, evil teenage boy.

The media shamed me while praising him. He kept his head held high, and I was an emotional wreck. It hurt to turn my best friend in, and then everyone took his side, warning me to retract my statement. They wanted me to say I was drunk and couldn’t remember what I saw. I knew what happened, and I refused to turn a blind eye.

I’m the only person who can make him pay. Consequences be damned.

 

Excerpt:
“I loved you.”

His body stiffens against mine, and his face goes hard as stone. Tears prick my eyes because the words were true. I loved them all. But Scout? He was the one for me. He was the one that I would do anything for.

“Yeah, I loved you too,” he admits after a long second. His eyes skim over my body, and he pulls his lip back in disgust. “But you chose to betray us.” He turns to walk away, and I refuse to let him have the last word. I didn’t show up here for nothing tonight.

I grab his arm and yank him back to me while my free arm is across my chest, covering my exposed boobs. “I did the right thing.”

He places his hands on the wall, caging me in. He pushed his body into mine, pinning my back to the wall. “Was it the right thing?” he demands. “It cost you everything, Henley.”

I swallow.

“Your friends. Your reputation.”

“You know I don’t care about that.” I’ve never cared much what people think of me.

“And me,” he whispers as if it hurt for him to say it.

My chest tightens. “Scout …”

“I was the biggest price you paid, Henley. Do you regret it?”

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Blog Tour - 2020, Year in Releases - 2020

Blog Tour – Torment by Angel Devlin and Tracy Lorraine

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#Torment #NewRelease #BadIncSeries
 
Torment (Bad Inc. #1) by Angel Devlin and Tracy Lorraine
 
 
Special release price of $2.99 or free with Kindle Unlimited!

 

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Ruthless. 
Arrogant. 
Dangerous. 
Sexy as sin. 

 

Deacon King is the devil and I’m unknowingly about to be his latest dance partner. 

 

I’m captivated the second he arrives to do my interview. He’s the dangerous kind of sexy that women should run from. Little do I know, the simple promotional spread for the new reality show I’m starring in is about to become the beginning of a living nightmare. 

 

We are connected in a way I never could have imagined and he’s set on making me pay for a life I had no control over. 

 

Everyone thinks I’m a Park Lane Princess, but there’s much more to me than meets the eye, and I will not cower down to Mr. King no matter how hard he tries to break me.

 

Welcome to B.A.D. Inc. where our glossy pages only hide the dark and dirty world that turns beneath. If you like your alphas brooding and sexy then you’re in the right place. Grab your next hot read and immerse yourself in this addictive and suspenseful series now.
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Meet the Authors
 
Angel Devlin is the alter-ego of paranormal, rom com, and suspense writer, Andie M. Long. Check out Angel for stories of heart and heat.
She lives in Sheffield with her partner, son, and a gorgeous whippet called Bella.
 
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Tracy Lorraine is a British contemporary romance author. Tracy lives in a cute Cotswold village with her husband, daughter and lovable but slightly crazy dog. Having always been a bookaholic with her head stuck in her Kindle Tracy decided to try her hand at a story idea she dreamt up and hasn’t looked back since.
 

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