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Review – Clutch Player by Nikki Ash

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Clutch Player; A Cocky Hero Club Novel 
(A standalone within a series)

by: Nikki Ash

Review Rating:



Clutch Player is filled with all the warm fuzzies!!

This is a second chance love story about a wonderful, understanding baseball player and a beautiful mother who puts her children first and hopes for a second chance love. This entire romance I was filled with good feelings and couldn’t stop smiling, even when I was blubbering at the end. Nikki Ash never disappoints in writing a wonderful second chance love story.

Harper and Landon date in high school, but when Landon gets drafted by the MLB right out of school, their time gets cut short. Trying to keep a long distance relationship up is difficult and time eventually passes.

It appears fate steps in when a blind date sets them up and they are able to reconnect, but Harper feels her baggage is huge as an ex-wife with two children, but Landon refuses to be pushed away. This is their second chance and he wants Harper, baggage and all.

Clutch Player references characters in British Bedmate by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward, but you don’t have to have read it to enjoy this story. This is a complete standalone.


Clutch player: an athlete who is good under pressure and performs highly impossible plays in a quick and almost impossible amount of time.

I fell in love when I was sixteen. Landon was my entire world and I thought he would be my forever. But I was young and dumb, and with one error in judgement, I destroyed any chance of a future we could’ve had together, along with our hearts.

Twelve years later and I’m going through the motions of life, but not actually living. Which is why I let my friends, Bridget and Simon, set me up on a blind date. Turns out, it’s not so blind after all. Because the man sitting in front of me is the same man who’s held onto my heart all these years.

They call me a Clutch Player because I’m good under pressure and quick on my feet. I was also quick to fall in love. The first time it was with baseball, the second was with Harper. And for a short time I had them both.

Until I lost Harper and all I had left was baseball.

For years, I focused on my career. I had accepted that baseball was my one true love.

Until I saw her again. I never imagined we’d ever get a second chance, but now that she’s sitting right across from me, I know there’s no way in hell I’m going to let her go again.

*Clutch Player is a complete standalone, second chance, single parent romance novel*

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Cover Reveal, Excerpt/Teaser Share, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Luca by Nyssa Kathryn

Title: Luca
Series: Project Arma #1
Author: Nyssa Kathryn
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Design: Dar Albert, Wicked Smart Designs
Release Date: May 26, 2020


Former Navy SEAL, Luca Kirwin, is both well trained and deadly. Recruited into a non-government sanctioned project, he was turned into a weapon. Now, with the help of his team, Luca must find every last soul who was responsible for the project and make them pay. When a new neighbor with alluring green eyes moves in next door, his instincts tell him to trust her – but could she be one of the enemies they’re searching for?

Evie Scott can’t afford a relationship. She was in a one once and it almost killed her. Running and hiding has become her normal. But when her new neighbor gives her a job in the small town of Marble Falls, avoiding him becomes almost impossible. While protecting her secrets, Evie begins to suspect Luca has his own. Can he protect her from her past or will it destroy them both?

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“Tell me something about you, Evie.” Evie’s gaze darted to Luca, then away. She chewed her bottom lip, seemingly contemplating whether to tell him something or not.
“I like computers.” Luca’s brows shot up. It wasn’t a surprise, he’d suspected as much, but he thought she’d share something trivial, like a favorite color.
“Makes sense. You learned how to use the online system at work pretty quickly.” Evie’s eyes dropped to her feet at the compliment, but Luca saw a hint of a smile on her lips. “What do you spend most of your time doing on computers?”
Evie shrugged, looking uncomfortable for a moment. “Not much. Just some gaming and things.”
Lie. Evie had just told Luca a lie. He could tell by her pupils dilating, her gaze darting away. There had also been a slight hitch in her heart rate. Why would she lie about that?
“Ever thought about studying IT?” Luca pushed.
There was another pause before Evie’s gaze dropped, and she continued, “No. I, uh . . . it hadn’t really crossed my mind.”
Another lie. Interesting.
As Evie took another step, her foot caught on something, and Luca could see she was going to tumble down. Catching her arm with his lightning reflexes, Luca held her body against his. Her skin was warm to touch where her shirt had risen slightly.
When Evie glanced up. Luca could smell vanilla and strawberries on her. She was all soft and delicate, where he was hard and not delicate. He had to fight the urge to pull her head up and press his lips to hers.
“Go on a date with me.”
It was a statement, but Luca still needed a yes. Evie looked taken aback. Luca was a bit too. He hadn’t anticipated those words to leave his mouth, but now that they had, they felt right. Knowing what kind of response he was going to receive before she spoke the words, Luca patiently waited to rebut.
“I can’t.”
Wishing she would expand, he was disappointed when only silence followed.
Not willing to give up so easily, Luca lowered his head and placed his lips next to her ear.
“Go on a date with me.”
He felt the shiver run up her spine. Evie’s head turned, and her lips were a mere few centimeters from his. Her warm breath touched his lips. If he just lowered his head a fraction, they would be touching.
The indecision was clear to see in her eyes, but beneath that, he could see the desire. It was almost a desperate yearning to say yes. Deciding he didn’t want to play fair, Luca pulled Evie closer. She wanted him as much as he wanted her.
“Say yes,” Luca started a gentle stroke on the inside of the wrist as he whispered the words into her ear. “Please.”
Trailing his mouth down her neck, his lips never touched her, but the promise was there.


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Nyssa has always been an avid reader of romance novels. As a teenager she would lose herself in Young Adult and Contemporary Romances. As she got older her interest moved onto the romantic suspense genre. It was from here that she started dabbling in writing. Nyssa wrote her first novel in 2017 but didn’t start publishing her work until three years later. Working in the industry has solidified Nyssa’s love for all things romance.


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Release Day/New Release, Year in Releases - 2020

New Release – My Favorite Souvenir by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward


A Contemporary Romance Novel

New York Times Bestselling Authors Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland

My planned trip for two unexpectedly turned into a trip for one. Rather than let my breakup get me down, I packed my bags and decided a week at a luxury resort was just what I needed.
But one calamity after the next, and suddenly I was stuck without a hotel room, along with a few hundred other people.
It looked like my fancy vacation was about to turn into me sleeping on the hotel lobby floor.
Until I overheard a gorgeous man pretending to be someone he wasn’t in order to steal a reservation from a guest who hadn’t shown up yet.
When I realized there were two rooms, instead of calling him out, I pretended to be his sister. That’s how the story of “Milo and Maddie Hooker” began.
We were the Hookers.
My depressing trip quickly made a U-turn into an adventure.
My fake brother spent the next few days showing me around his hometown.
When it was time to leave, neither of us really wanted to go yet.
So, instead of flying back to our respective homes, we ventured on a road trip.
At every stop, we’d pick up souvenirs.
But as hot as our chemistry was, we never crossed the line.
Milo knew I’d just come out of a tough relationship and didn’t want to mess with a vulnerable woman.
So instead, at the end of our trip, we made a pact to meet again in three months.
It was always my intention to meet him.
But when I got back home, reality hit in a big way.
And I worried I may have lost my handsome stranger forever.
Was there a place for him in my future?
Or had the memory of him just become my favorite souvenir?

the day he came back


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Cover Reveal, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Black Knight by Rina Kent

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Love is impossible. Hate is an open game.



He was once my best friend, now he’s my worst enemy.

Xander Knight is heartbreakingly beautiful.

Ridiculously popular.

Brutally cruel.

He’s a knight but won’t do any saving.



We started as a dream, now we’re a nightmare.

Kimberly Reed is pathetically fake.

Terribly innocent.

Secretly black.

She can hide but never from me.



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Darkness is her playground, suspense is her best friend, and twists are her brain’s food. However, she likes to think she’s a romantic at heart in some way, so don’t kill her hopes just yet.

Her heroes are anti-heroes and villains because she was always the weirdo who fell in love with the guys no one roots for. Her books are sprinkled with a touch of mystery, a healthy dose of angst, a pinch of violence, and lots of intense passion.

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Cover Reveal, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Master Manipulator by Nicole S. Goodin

Title: Master Manipulator
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: Nicole S. Goodin
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Nicole S. Goodin
Release Date: May 31, 2020


From International Bestselling Author, Nicole S. Goodin, comes a sexy new standalone novel.
He was infuriating, arrogant and conceited. He was also my new seatmate.
Fifteen hours stuck next to the definition of tall, dark and handsome, and the only thing on his mind on our trip from California to Sydney… was me.
Ky Bateman made no secret of the fact he wanted me, and I made it clear he drove me crazy.
When my resolve finally wavered, we made a bet. I lost, he won, and I found myself on the back of his motorcycle, on the adventure of a lifetime.
I never intended to fall for the master manipulator, especially when I knew I was keeping secrets that could destroy everything between us.

All good things must come to an end, right?
Except our ending was one I didn’t see coming.

Author note – Master Manipulator is a full-length standalone novel. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

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NICOLE S. GOODIN is a romance author and mother of two from Taranaki in the North Island of New Zealand.

In mid-2015, she started to write about a group of characters who wouldn’t get out of her head. Her first book, Rushed, was published in mid-2016.

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Cover Reveal – Reign by Siobhan Davis

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Everything changed after the attempt on my life, and now, I’m more determined than ever to crush my enemies until they lie in pieces at my feet.
Sinner believes he has pushed me into a corner, but he underestimates my thirst for revenge.
Nothing will stand in my way. 
And I’m no longer in this alone. Saint, Galen, Caz, and Theo have won my trust and my heart. Together, we are an unbreakable team and an unstoppable force.
Staying one step ahead of the game is critical to our success, so we’ve little choice but to partner with the most unlikely of allies. The situation is tense and fraught with danger, and it’s not just our lives at stake.
Everything rests on finding the evidence that links The Sainthood to Daphne Leydon’s kidnapping and murder, and we’re running out of time.
Sinner thinks war has already come to Lowell. But he has overlooked his deadliest enemy and the challenge that comes from within.
We won’t stop until he’s defeated and we have taken his crown.
Sinner is going down.
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Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, New Adult, RomCom, Year of Reviews - 2020

Review – Looking to Score by Carrie Gray and Coralee June

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Looking to Score 
(A standalone)

by: Carrie Gray and Coralee June

Review Rating:



Looking To Score is filled with hilarity and the pick me up I totally needed. It was read cover to cover without being put down once! Loved it, loved it, loved it!

I was chuckling through the entire book, sharing passages out loud because the hilarity just had to be shared! Looking To Score is told completely from Amanda’s POV and her head is a funny place to be. Like most women, she still has her share of self-doubt and insecurities, but she works hard to overcome them and I love how hard she works at it. Her organization and “take-on-the-world” attitude is awesome, plus it is what catches the eye of one disorganized and out of control football player, Oakley Davis.

Oakley may have everyone else eating out of the palm of his hand, but that hand needs to be washed because who knows where its been. Step in, one amazing publicist, Amanda Mathews. She needs to clean up his image which is no small feat. While working together they discover that they might have more in common than they would have ever thought and sometimes it takes only one person to believe in you.

While Looking To Score is filled with laughter it is also a story about two people trying to figure out a relationship who haven’t really dated before which creates a lot of sweet swoon and hot steam.

GAH, these two together are the best! Digging beneath Oakley’s exterior is panty-melting. It’s hard to believe there is a decent guy hiding in there, especially when you remember who he was when you first met him. It proves that the right person brings out the best in you.


He’s like literally the worst.

Oakley Davis is the star running back at our University, and the reason I’ve broken my vow to avoid the college party scene. Thanks to a mixup with my advisor, I’m now serving my Public Relations internship as a glorified babysitter to the party-hard football players.

Specifically, Oakley.

He’s impossible to manage. His Instagram is full of half-naked, drunk photos and he’d rather attend parties than practice. His brand needs some serious work, and when he’s not driving me insane, he’s sleeping his way through the entire female population.

But I’m determined. I have plans to graduate a semester early and nothing or no one will get in my way. I’m a Virgo, after all. Oakley Davis might be a privileged, cocky, football star, but I’m Amanda Matthews; and I’ll do whatever it takes to get my A.

I have to make sure I don’t end up falling in love with the idiot, first.

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