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Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, Year of Reviews - 2020

Review – Test Drive by Samantha Chase

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Test Drive; Road Tripping #3 
(A standalone within a series)

by: Samantha Chase

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A road trip, a hilarious grandmother, and a fake boyfriend Test Drive is a good summer read!

Willow doesn’t exactly have her life in order, at least according to her parents wishes, but she pays her bills and isn’t living on the street. She may have made up a fake boyfriend to ease everyone’s minds, but aside from that, her life is basically fine.

When her grandmother’s birthday comes up and she insists that Willow bring her boyfriend down for the celebration Willow panics and asks the man whom she created the fictional reference from – Levi the bartender – that she sees every weekend, the man of her fantasies. Thankfully he’s single and agrees to go with her, keeping up her fake life unknowing that he actually likes her in return.

Levi has been waiting for the opportunity to ask Willow out, but things get turned upside down when she misconstrues his acceptance and then continues to take his boyfriend lead for just false notions. He eventually feels so deep in the hole he doesn’t know how to get himself out of it. He needs a do over on the entire fake relationship so they have a shot at a real one.

With lots of wonderful family moments, mostly consisting of Gammy and Romeo moments that will make you laugh, this is the perfect summer read.


Willow Andrew’s life is a hot mess.

Coming from a family of successful professionals, the fact that at twenty-seven she still doesn’t know what she wants to be when she grows up doesn’t sit well. Desperate not to disappoint her grandmother, she invents a fake boyfriend so Gammy won’t worry so much. It seemed a victimless lie… until Gammy announced that Willow AND her boyfriend needed to be present at her 75th birthday party. Or else. Out of time and options, Willow turns to the sexy bartender she’s been secretly crushing on for help.

Levi Sullivan has his life in order and thrives off helping others.

In fact, he would do anything to help out a friend. But he’s angling for far more than friendship with Willow. Entranced by the clumsy beauty since the first time he watched her trip over nothing, he happily agrees to a chance to spend more time with her. Fake romance or not, he’s determined to use their long-distance road trip to turn a game of pretend into something more.

Warning — the roads ahead will twist and turn with laugh-out loud moments and sizzling chemistry. But traffic should be aware, the journey ahead is far more important than the destination.

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Book Reviews, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year of Reviews - 2020

Review – Hostile Territory by Marie James

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Hostile Territory; Blackbridge Security #1 
(A standalone within a series)

by: Marie James

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This is the beginning of Blackbridge Security and all the hot men who work there…yum.

Deacon Black was married and burned by his ex years ago. His ex’s best friend, Annalise Grimaldi is collateral damage in that relationship. When Anna needs help the only person she thinks to call is Deacon, even though he isn’t exactly happy to see her name pop up on his phone.

They definitely had more of a hate-hate relationship through most of the book so a lot of their chemistry didn’t immediately pop off of the page, but when Anna was with Deacon’s staff she really made them shine and I am really looking forward to their stories because of those interludes.

While Deacon tried to track down the men and his ex-wife who were hunting her and Anna he was trying hard to not to fall for the woman whom he’d basically overlooked for most of his life. Anna was turning out to be someone he never expected and someone he desperately wanted.

Anna shouldn’t want her best friend’s ex-husband, but she was having a hard time convincing herself why not. He was everything she didn’t remember him being years ago and his helping her now meant the world.

This is just the beginning of some very hot security men and I’m excited to visit again.

(P.S. I really hope Wren is next, he’s so geeky sweet and his interactions with Anna are beyond priceless)


Can you call someone an enemy if you haven’t seen them for the better part of a decade?

Deacon Black is perfectly content with the status quo—work, sleep, repeat.
Who cares if he’s rigid, structured, and set in his ways?
It’s a job requirement that keeps his men safe and his company’s doors open.
One phone call is all it takes to upend his life and land him right back into a past he has tried to forget.
Revisiting old ghosts is the last thing he needs.
Especially when the forced trip down memory lane includes the only woman he never wanted to see again.

Annalise Grimaldi hit the jackpot with her life—from her trust fund to her best friend, she has it all.
But her world comes crashing to a halt when her best friend vanishes— leaving behind an apartment in tatters and more questions than answers.
There’s only one person she can think of that can help in a situation like this.
She hates to make the call, but there isn’t a thing she wouldn’t do to make sure her friend is found.
Even setting aside her hatred for Deacon Black.

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Cover Reveal, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Mrs. Who?! by D. Kelly


Check out the AMAZING cover for Mrs. Who?! by D. Kelly. Get ready for a heartwarming and fun surprise Vegas wedding that is the perfect summer read #ComingJuly21st

Cover Designed by Qamber Designs & Media

Illustrated by Katie Archambault of Qamber Kids


Everly –

If my life were a reality TV show, it’d be called Murphy’s Law. Tripping over my feet and sticking my foot in my mouth are art forms I’ve perfected. Relationships? I should win an award for picking cheaters. Every. Single. Time. Ever get drunk in Vegas and marry a stranger only to get knocked up the same night? I’m a walking, talking cliché. After asking for a divorce, I fled and ignored my husband for months. Not my finest moment but now that he’s here, I can’t help but want more. Until he drops a bomb of his own.

Eddie –

A fun night in Vegas before going on location to shoot my next film – what could go wrong? When I met a charming damsel in distress who had no clue I was famous, I felt like I won the lottery. Everly is beautiful, relatable, and funny – albeit a bit clumsy. We had a good time, drank, and then got hitched. I remember it all, but I’m not sure she remembers anything. She’s avoided me for months but that stops now. Not even a baby will change my mind. Everly is my wife, and I’m determined to win her heart.

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D. Kelly, author of The Acceptance Series, The Illusion Series, and standalone companion novels Chasing Cassidy and Sharing Rylee, was born and raised in Southern California. She’s a wife, mom, dog lover, taxi, problem fixer, and extreme multi-tasker. She married her high school sweetheart and is her kids’ biggest fan.

Kelly has been writing since she was young and took joy in spinning stories to her childhood friends. Margaritas and sarcasm make her smile, she loves the beach but hates the sand, and she believes Starbucks makes any day better.

A contemporary romance writer, D. Kelly’s stories revolve around friendship and the bond it creates, strengthening the love of the people who share it. For all things D. Kelly, you can visit her website: http://www.dkellyauthor.com


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Cover Reveal, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Flirtasaurus by Erin Mallon

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My name is Calliope and “I bone for a living.”


Flirtasaurus, an all-new workplace romantic comedy from debut author Erin Mallon is releasing July 15th, and we have the irresistible cover!

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My name is Calliope and “I bone for a living.” Kidding. I am studying to be a paleontologist though. It’s the only thing I’ve ever wanted to be, and I have finally landed the perfect museum internship to make all of my dino-loving dreams come true.

Trouble is, everyone wants me to be a gentle, loving sort of creature, but I’m more of the T-Rex type by nature – the kind who is determined to stomp and tear her way through any obstacle in order to get what she wants.

But when a sexy, rumbly-voiced astronomer plummets into my orbit and threatens to break open my hard little heart, my career and my whole way of looking at the world is suddenly on the line.

The dinosaurs didn’t see their asteroid coming.

And I sure as hell wasn’t prepared for mine.

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Meet Erin

Erin Mallon‘s debut romantic comedy novel, Flirtasaurus, releases in July 2020. She is an award-winning narrator of over 450 books and an accomplished playwright and producer in New York City. She has written over 40 plays, which have been produced Off-Broadway and all over the country, including These Walls Can Talk, a raucous theatrical love letter to the romance audiobook community. She lives in a little yellow house on the outskirts of NYC with her husband and Three J’s.

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Book Reviews, New Adult, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year of Reviews - 2020

Review – Aggro by Coralee June and Carrie Gray

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(A standalone)

by: Coralee June and Carrie Gray 

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Throw out all your preconceived ideas because Aggro will blow them all away! Aggro is unlike anything else you will read this year!

This is a story with twists that wraps and loops around until the very end, a total page turner. Each character is dependent upon the other while grieving the loss of a loved one, displaying how grief is different for everyone and how the healing process happens. It cannot be forced or timelined or even mapped out in perfect steps, especially when it is surrounded by a heinous crime. Not only do we get to witness how fluid grief is through each character, but the tension mounts while we try to find a murderer.

Aggro will have you turning pages with the constant back and forth “who done it” mind set, but you also will love the deep moments where the characters are wallowing in grief, but then growing in love from their reflection. Their friendship and family bond is deep proving that Aggro is a must read for 2020!!


Two boys.
One tragedy.
Grief bonds us.
The mystery of this murder will break us.

My best friend was brutally ripped from this world, but her brother and boyfriend are still here.

One of them wants to use me.
The other wants to forget me.

Both of them make me feel alive.

We’ll find Violet’s murderer, no matter the cost.

Two boys.
One tragedy.
Grief bonds us.
Love will tear us apart.

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