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Review – Diamond in the Rough by Skye Warren

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Diamond in the Rough
(A trilogy)

by: Skye Warren

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Dark, delicious, and full of deception. Warren takes us on an adventure that will pull at your emotional compass and spin you until you don’t know what is dark from light.

This is not a typical romance, nor is it sweet by any means, but you will feel every range of emotion while reading this dark, twisted story. I highly suggest reading the prequel, Hidden Gem. It will give you a firmer understanding to the history between Holly and Elijah.

It has been eight years since Holly was in Paris. Eight years since the night she roamed the streets of Paris with the diamond thief. Eight years since she was reckless, and foolish, and truly felt alive. These days, Holly lets her sister, London, live the reckless life as a travel influencer while Holly lives vicariously through her and her writing. When London disappears, Holly jumps on a plane back to the city where she last had her wildest adventure. Never once did Holly think that she’d be kidnapped and thrown into a dark cell upping the reckless night she once had years ago, but even more unbelievable is the man trapped in the cell with her. Her very own diamond thief.

Elijah was living in pain and darkness. When a beautiful angel of death arrived in the cell beside him he figured his life was finally ending. A diamond heist gone wrong and a man he should never have trusted is how he ended up in his dark cell, but once he discovers who his angel is, he wouldn’t have changed the fates that put him there. He never expected to see Holly again, but now that he has, he never wants to let her go.

Their growing love is wrapped in darkness and deceit. This book ends in a cliffhanger and will continue in Gold Mine.

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I’m stepping off a nine hour flight when it happens. A white van. A dark hood. Every woman’s worst nightmare. Now I’m trapped in an abandoned church. The man who took me says I won’t be hurt. The man in the cell next to me says that’s a lie. I’ll fight with every ounce of strength, but there are secrets in these walls. I’ll need every single one of them to survive.

DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH is a new dark romance from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren. Finding yourself has never been so dangerous…

Hidden Gem: A Prologue Novella

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Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, Year of Reviews - 2020

Review – Naughty All Night by Jennifer Bernard

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Naughty All Night; Lost Harbor, Alaska #5 
(A standalone within a series)

by: Jennifer Bernard

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The witty retorts, the heated back and forths, the punny innuendos…I absolutely loved Naughty All Night and the matchup between the spitfire Kate and the fire chief Darius. Get your fan ready because their chemistry will heat you from the inside out!

There is nothing better than pithy, slightly dirty, verbal foreplay. A well spoken man is super hot!! (fanning myself) Kate Robinson is a lawyer from LA, well versed in verbal back and forths, but when Darius Boone, the fire chief of Lost Harbor, Alaska steps in to help her out of a muddy jam, he seems to up her verbal sparring game. The hot flashes she has around him are just an added bonus and not the fires he actually puts out. While she was hoping to have a quick fling with the hot man, she’s not one for long term relationships.

Darius came to Alaska after his last divorce, he needed a change of scenery since he was now down two marriages. When he meets Kate he’s certainly drawn to the feisty woman and wouldn’t be opposed to some naughty, good times with her, but he is far from looking at forever. Been there and done that, been singed by the divorce papers.

They may finally agree to a fling, but things get complicated when things in the town heat up. Lost Harbor is a small town and even though they both came there for sanctuary, one of them may not stay once the fires are put out.

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A standalone novel in the sizzling Lost Harbor, Alaska series

Kate Robinson has had a talent for trouble since she was a young teen in Lost Harbor, Alaska, during summertime visits to her grandmother’s peony farm. It’s the only true home she’s ever known, so it’s where she retreats when REAL trouble chases her out of California, her legal career in ruins. Upon arriving, Kate finds her eccentric grandma has rented out her home! First order of business—eviction. So what if it’s a move that could get her shunned by the locals? She’s not known as Naughty Kate for nothing.

Fire Chief Darius Boone doesn’t need to add landlady troubles to his already busy plate, despite how fun it is to battle with C. Robinson, Attorney-at-Law. A series of small fires have been breaking out around Lost Harbor. Nothing harmful. Yet. But the number of blazes is steadily growing. The only thing taking his mind off this latest town drama is fiery Kate, who makes Darius want to be naughty with her…in all the best ways.

Trouble is one thing, but nothing has prepared Kate for the likes of “hottie fire chief” Darius Boone. Why not have some harmless naughty fun while she figures out her next move? But she never expected the heat the two of them would generate—or to fall so hard. The next time trouble strikes, everything she loves is on the line.

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Blog Tour – Charmed by Lexi Blake

“Lexi Blake is a master at sexy, thrilling romance!”
—Jennifer Probst, New York Times bestselling author

Charmed, an all-new novella in the must read and unforgettable Masters and Mercenaries series by New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake, is available now!

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From New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Lexi Blake comes a new story in her Masters and Mercenaries series…

JT Malone is lucky, and he knows it. He is the heir to a billion-dollar petroleum empire, and he has a loving family. Between his good looks and his charm, he can have almost any woman he wants. The world is his oyster, and he really likes oysters. So why does it all feel so empty?

Nina Blunt is pretty sure she’s cursed. She worked her way up through the ranks at Interpol, fighting for every step with hard work and discipline. Then she lost it all because she loved the wrong person. Rebuilding her career with McKay-Taggart, she can’t help but feel lonely. It seems everyone around her is finding love and starting families. But she knows that isn’t for her. She has vowed never to make the mistake of falling in love again.

JT comes to McKay-Taggart for assistance rooting out a corporate spy, and Nina signs on to the job. Their working relationship becomes tricky, however, as their personal chemistry flares like a wildfire. Completing the assignment without giving in to the attraction that threatens to overwhelm them seems like it might be the most difficult part of the job. When danger strikes, will they be able to count on each other when the bullets are flying? If not, JT’s charmed life might just come to an end.

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Excerpt

“If I’d had drink number four, would we be here?” Nina was curious. She’d had more than one man try to ply her with drink to get what he wanted. It never worked, but she wanted to understand his reasoning.
He stared at her for a moment as though assessing the situation and then he leaned against the wall. “No. I would have made sure you got back to your room, but I don’t know your threshold. I have zero interest in coaxing you with liquor. I would far rather know you wanted me and not some random guy to forget your troubles with. And I didn’t want to get drunk either. Three’s a good limit for me. I don’t need anything to dull this experience.”
He was forthright. She liked that quite a bit, and he hadn’t had a fourth drink either. He’d been perfectly in control. Another thing she liked. She couldn’t exactly come out and tell him she would very much enjoy it if he dominated her sexually. Or could she? “But I am trying to forget my troubles. That doesn’t mean I don’t want you in particular. If you hadn’t been in the bar this evening, I would have settled for a book.”
His lips curled up in the sexiest smile. “What kind of book?”
“Romance.” Somehow she didn’t think he would be derisive. Some people had contempt for the genre, but they were usually the ones who could use it the most.
He moved in, his hand coming up to brush a stray hair off her cheek, tucking it behind her ear. “I like the sound of that. It’s your turn to tell me something. What would the hero of that book you would have read do right now?”
He’d backed her against the wall, but not in a way that felt threatening. He was taller than she was and loomed over her, his broad shoulders blocking most of her line of sight. She was still in her heels and for most men that put her at eye level or taller. Not with this one. It was nice to look up to a man for once. “I think he would invite her back to his room where they wouldn’t shock anyone who happens to walk down the hallway.”
He watched her like he was studying something fascinating, something he wanted desperately to learn. “I happen to know there are only two rooms on this floor, and I saw the couple in the other room go upstairs a few hours ago. They seemed like they were ready for sleep. Not that older couples can’t party the night away, too, but they didn’t seem like the type. So we don’t have to worry about anyone catching us, though I’ll be honest, I wouldn’t be ashamed to get caught touching you.”
He was pushing all her buttons. The good kind. The kind that got her in trouble.

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About Lexi Blake
New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake lives in North Texas with her husband and three kids. Since starting her publishing journey in 2010, she’s sold over three million copies of her books. She began writing at a young age, concentrating on plays and journalism. It wasn’t until she started writing romance that she found success. She likes to find humor in the strangest places and believes in happy endings.

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New Release – Dear Sexy Ex-Boyfriend by Lauren Blakely

DEAR SEXY EX-BOYFRIEND by Lauren Blakely
Release Date: June 25th

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Dear Sexy Ex-Boyfriend, an all-new sexy, fake fiancé, friends-to-lovers romantic comedy standalone by #1 New York Times Bestselling author Lauren Blakely, is AVAILABLE NOW!!!

In light of the current situation, Lauren will also be donating 10% of all sales (including pre-orders) to Feeding America!

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Blurb:
Let me just say — none of this was supposed to happen.

I didn’t expect the letter to go viral. I didn’t think anyone would figure out who Dear Sexy Ex was. And I especially never thought he would find out about it.

Yeah, bit of a miscalculation there.

But see, I need the money to fund my brand new venture. And Dear Sexy Ex, well, it turns out he needs me to save his business.

By becoming his fake fiancée.

Yup, that’s the pickle I find myself in — pretending to be madly in love with the charming, brilliant, and utterly infuriating man known as Dear Sexy Ex.

Only, it’s not an act. And he can never know.

 

 

About the Author:
A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s sweet, sexy and witty. She also writes red-hot, ultra-steamy romance for her Lauren Blakely After Dark line. She’d love to give you a free book today!

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New Release – AGGRO by CoraLee June and Carrie Gray

🏄‍♂️ 🌊 𝗛𝗢𝗧 𝗡𝗘𝗪 𝗥𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗦𝗘 🏄‍♂️ 🌊

𝗖𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘅, 𝘂𝗻𝗶𝗾𝘂𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗶𝗳𝘂𝗹… Aggro by CoraLee June and Carrie Gray is 𝑳𝑰𝑽𝑬 and 𝑭𝑹𝑬𝑬 with Kindle Unlimited!

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.

𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗥𝗧 𝗥𝗘𝗔𝗗𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗧𝗢𝗗𝗔𝗬!

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Coralee June is an international bestselling romance writer who enjoys engaging projects and developing real, raw, and relatable characters. She is an English major from Texas State University and has had an intense interest in literature since her youth. She currently resides with her husband and two daughters in Dallas, Texas, where she enjoys long walks through the ice-cream aisle at her local grocery store.

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I have always loved to read. In kindergarten, I was the weird kid sitting in the reading nook by myself instead of trying to get more snacks. I’m excited to be putting my own voice on the page and watching a story I helped create come to life. I still love to read, but I also really like snacks.

I grew up in Chicago but recently moved back to the Dallas area where I live with my husband and son.

I have my Bachelor of Science in Biology. I spent a year researching chimpanzees and gorillas while I was in Chicago and then I spent another two months on a chimpanzee sanctuary trying to convince headstrong chimps to cooperate. Pro tip – grapes are a pretty hot bargaining tool. They work wonders with my toddler too.

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