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Book Reviews, New Adult, Year of Reviews - 2020

Review – Looking to Score by Alley Ciz

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Looking to Score; U of J #1 
(#1 within a series)

by: Alley Ciz

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A new adult, college-sports romance that is full of great banter and just enough drama to keep you turning pages right up until the cliffhanger. GAH!!

Both Mason “Casanova” Nova and Kay “PF” Dennings bring previous heartache to this relationship, but Kay brings a shroud of mystery along with hers on top of it.  Be warned this entire story will be told over three books, so if you detest cliffhangers and want to wait for the entire series to be released, Alley isn’t waiting long in between each one.

Alley Ciz is a new author for me and while I absolutely loved the inner monologues and thoughts of each character (seriously the best and they always cracked me up) and I loved the camaraderie between Mason’s teammates and Kay’s family and friends. I did struggle with the nicknames that Kay gave everyone close to her. This is really my own personal issue, but when her friends names were shortened to just letters I lost the personal connection (E, G, T, Q…and so on) my brain just seemed to stumble and short circuit every time and I tried so hard to remember who she was talking to or about.

Anyway, I did find refreshing, that the man nicked named “Casanova” wasn’t quite the douche that his moniker made him out to be. Mason is actually kind of sweet, yes, he has caveman tendencies, but he is also nice. Their romance developed slower than you would have expected for a football player and cheerleader story (although, once again I love breaking stereotypes). Mason and Kay both have high walls that neither are willing to break, but as they begin to crumble the story really does take off.

They both have trust issues that they need to work on to really make a relationship last, but it could work if they both face their past and just let the other one in.

Both Mason and Kay have great friends that will make excellent additions to this series and anyone who is already familiar with Alley’s books will be excited with characters popping in and making appearances.

Synopsis:

Looking To Score
Release Date: September 9th, 2020

@𝗨𝗼𝗳𝗝𝟰𝟭𝟭: 𝗪𝗵𝗼’𝘀 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗴𝗶𝗿𝗹?
#𝗖𝗮𝘀𝗮𝗻𝗼𝘃𝗮𝗪𝗮𝘁𝗰𝗵
#𝗖𝗮𝘀𝗮𝗻𝗼𝘃𝗮𝘀𝗠𝘆𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿𝘆𝗚𝗶𝗿𝗹

𝑻𝒉𝒆𝒚 𝒄𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒎𝒆 𝑪𝒂𝒔𝒂𝒏𝒐𝒗𝒂.
Football God. Ladies Man. Campus Celebrity.
Guys want to be me and girls want to bed me.
Commitment? What’s that?
Then I saw ℎ𝑒𝑟—tiny, gorgeous and oh so…𝗠𝗜𝗡𝗘.

𝑴𝒂𝒔𝒐𝒏 𝑵𝒐𝒗𝒂 𝒊𝒔 𝒂𝒏 𝒆𝒈𝒐𝒕𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒍 𝒋𝒆𝒓𝒌.
Player. Persistent. Pain in the Pom-Pom.
I don’t care if he’s the star of the gridiron or how tight his end is.
I know his stats both on and off the field. My answer will always be 𝗡𝗢.
The last thing I need in my life is another charmer who’s looking to score.

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Review – Semi-Sweet On You by Erin Nicholas

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Semi-Sweet On You; Hot Cakes #4 
(A standalone within a series)

by: Erin Nicholas

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Semi-Sweet On You was completely unexpected and hit me with all the feels. Cam and Whitney prove that second chances are well worth it and work better when the relationship bakes for the proper amount of time.

In this second chance romance where both characters have not only had ten years apart, but had occasion to run into one another in the small town where they both grew up and then recently end up working together you would think there would be fireworks or at least a small bomb exploding when they finally decide to make a go of a relationship, but instead this beautiful slow-burn story is nothing what I expected and everything I love about returning to Appleby, IA.

Erin Nicholas returns us to the small town of Appleby, IA with the loveable guys who bought Hot Cakes; Grant, Dax, Aiden, Oliver, and Cam.  We jump into a second chance love story between Cam and Whitney, who secretly dated in high school, but broke up ten years ago for multiple reasons, one of the main ones being that their families have been rivals for three generations.

While Cam wants to jump back into a relationship with Whitney (admitting he’s never really stopped caring about her) Whitney isn’t quite as eager to make that plunge. She has a lot to prove and dating Cam, as nice as it may sound, doesn’t land on her list of accomplishments. While Cam left Appleby, attended college, became a lawyer, and a millionaire with his friends, Whitney has only ever lived in Appleby and worked at Hot Cakes. Period. The end. Now that it’s under new ownership she has a lot of time and ideas to make up for. She wants to prove herself and dating Cam doesn’t seem like the best move to do that. That’s more like a lateral move if she just allowed Cam to solve all of her problems and she’s already allowed her family to keep her hidden long enough.

Cam wants to help Whitney, but he’s at a loss of how to do that. Whitney is clearly not the same girl he left when he went to college ten years ago. Gone is the confident girl and standing in her place is someone who doubts herself, which doesn’t help him when all he wants to do is swoop in and take care of her. When Whitney’s grandmother steps in and gives him a great idea, one that she really can’t say no to, he is able to help Whitney and Hot Cakes, along with reconnecting with pieces of his family’s past which in turn mends the town more than anyone could have anticipated.

There are lots of spectacular moments in Semi-Sweet; but some of my favorite were during the bake off, then pretty much any moment with Didi (Whitney’s grandmother), and lastly add in Henry (Cam’s younger brother) and I was a goner. I’m a total sucker for old and young people each and every time. Add them together and I’m in love. Didi and Henry spending time together is going to melt your heart and it will leak out of your eyeballs, so have a few tissues handy (FYI).

Overall, this book was completely unexpected and I loved every moment of it.

Synopsis:

A slow burn second-chance rom com!

She broke his heart ten years ago.

Now he’s back — and her new boss.

And she might still be semi in love with him.

But that’s no problem, right? They can keep it professional.

Until her grandmother gets involved.

She’s thrilled to think that Whitney and Cam are still in love. And invites him to move in with her…and Whitney.

Of course, Whitney can handle that too. Yeah, everything is fine. Just fine.

Until Cam makes it clear that he’s all in.

Having him back is very sweet, but can she really have it all? Or will it all crumble around her?

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New Release – Elegant Sins by Stasia Black & Alta Hensley

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Title: Elegant Sins
Series: Breaking Belles #1
Authors: Stasia Black & Alta Hensley
Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 31, 2020
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There is nothing more dangerous than a secret…
It is how the powerful survive.
They spin their influence in the shadows as their sins corrupt the innocent.
And I am one of them.
The elite.
The chosen.

It is my inherited fate to claim a place among one of the most secret societies of them all…
The Order of the Silver Ghost.
It is her fate to be my sacrifice on the altar of wealth and seduction of riches.
Tonight, my belle of the ball will dance with the devil and by morning, I will have broken her.
For my initiation is a ritual steeped in a dark and twisted tradition of elegant sins.
As I said, secrets are dangerous…
But then again, so is love.

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Stasia Black

STASIA BLACK grew up in Texas, recently spent a freezing five-year stint in Minnesota, and now is happily planted in sunny California, which she will never, ever leave.
She loves writing, reading, listening to podcasts, and has recently taken up biking after a twenty-year sabbatical (and has the bumps and bruises to prove it). She lives with her own personal cheerleader, aka, her handsome husband, and their teenage son. Wow. Typing that makes her feel old. And writing about herself in the third person makes her feel a little like a nutjob, but ahem! Where were we?
Stasia’s drawn to romantic stories that don’t take the easy way out. She wants to see beneath people’s veneer and poke into their dark places, their twisted motives, and their deepest desires. Basically, she wants to create characters that make readers alternately laugh, cry ugly tears, want to toss their kindles across the room, and then declare they have a new FBB (forever book boyfriend).

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New Release – The Anti-Boyfriend by Penelope Ward

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Title: The Anti-Boyfriend
Author: Penelope Ward
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 31, 2020
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From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.

At first, my neighbor Deacon frustrated me.

Sure, he was great-looking and friendly.

But our walls were thin, and on occasion, he’d bring women to his place and keep me awake while he “entertained” them.

As a single mother to an infant, I didn’t appreciate it.

So, finally it was my turn.

When my daughter wouldn’t stop wailing one night, Mr. Manwhore came knocking on my door.

Miraculously, at the sound of his voice, Sunny stopped crying. And when he held her…she eventually fell asleep in his arms.

Deacon was rough on the exterior, but apparently on the inside? Mr. Single-and-Ready-to-Mingle was a baby whisperer.

After that night, we became friends.

He’d go for coffee runs. Come over to chat. Normal friend stuff.

But over time, our conversations ran deeper. We got closer.

Until one night we crossed the line.

Our friendship turned into a complicated mess.

I’d gone and fallen for a guy who’d sworn off commitment and kids.

I knew Deacon was starting to care for me too, even though Sunny and I didn’t fit into any plan he’d ever imagined for himself.

He was wrong for me—so wrong that I’d dubbed him the “anti-boyfriend.”

Then why did I wish more than anything that I could be the one woman to change him?

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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.

With over two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.

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Blog Tour – Always Crew by Tijan

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Everything was going well…
Until it wasn’t. Again.

Always Crew, the beautiful and epic conclusion of the Crew series by New York Times bestselling author Tijan is available now!

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For the longest time, I was Bren Monroe.
I lived in Roussou, California.
I had no parents, no brother, but I had a crew.

Then things started to change.
I never planned for any of it.
I didn’t think I’d fall in love.
I didn’t think I’d have a relationship with my brother again.
I didn’t think that he’d come back.

Now I’m in Cain.
My crew is in college.
They’re growing, going through their own things.
And here I am, figuring out my life.

There’s always hurdles and obstacles to overcome.
That was never my hardship.
That was my regular.
But living? Being content? Being happy?
Those were my challenges now.

Everything was going well…
Until it wasn’t. Again.

A/N: Always Crew is the conclusion of the Crew Series, and a 106k novel.

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“Please, Bren,” Jordan whispered.

I sagged, hearing his plea.

If I didn’t stop, he’d start. I had to stop. I had to stop for him.

“We have to go. It’s done.” That was Cross, but he was the leader speaking now. “Get her in the truck.”

Jordan carried me over. Zellman hopped up and Jordan lifted me to him. I could’ve climbed up myself, but there was something about my crew doing this for me. Handling me. They needed to do this, and a part of me needed to let them.

I glanced back as Jordan was climbing up, coming behind us.

Cross was bent over the guy. He was talking to him. A second later, he pulled his phone out, punching some numbers. Then the phone was back in his pocket, and he was coming for the truck. His eyes held mine for a brief moment before he got behind the wheel.

Cross drove us back as Zellman and Jordan huddled on both sides of me.

My hands were still bleeding, but no one moved to cover them.

That felt fitting, for some reason.

Just let me bleed.

About Tijan
Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others. She is currently writing a new YA series along with so many more from north Minnesota where she lives with a man she couldn’t be without and an English Cocker she adores.

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New Release – Wanting Shaw by Terri Anne Browning

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Title: Wanting Shaw
Series: Rockers’ Legacy #5
Author: Terri Anne Browning
Genre: New Adult/Rocker Romance
Release Date: August 31, 2020
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Just the sight of her is enough to make my mind go blank.

Shaw Cage doesn’t know the power she has over me, and I can never let her find out.

She’s my best friend’s sister, and her brother and I made a pact—our sisters were off-limits.

As much as I wanted her, I could never have her.

Until I realized Cannon was unworthy of my loyalty.

Realizing my mistake came too late.

I’d already let Shaw down too many times.

But I am Emmie Armstrong’s son.

I won’t let anything stand in my way of getting what I want most.

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Terri Anne Browning is a USA TODAY bestselling author. Being dyslexic, she never thought a career in writing would be possible, yet she has been on bestselling lists multiple times since 2013. Reese: A Safe Haven Novella was her first Indie published book. The Rocker Who Holds Me changed the tables and kicked off The Rocker… series featuring the sinfully delicious members of Demon’s Wings. The Rocker… Series is now complete with 12 books and the occasional novella. Other books by Terri Anne include the Angel’s Halo MC Series, as well as The Lucy & Harris Novella Series, The Vitucci Mafiosos Series, and The Tainted Knights Rocker Series.

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Blog Tour 2020, Contemporary Romance, Excerpt/Teaser Share, New Releases, Year of Reviews - 2020

Blog Tour – Bayou Baby by Lexi Blake

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Bayou Baby, an all-new steamy contemporary romance that will warm your heart from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake, is out now!

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Seraphina Guidry loves Butterfly Bayou. A young, single mom, she’s trying to find a place for herself in the town she cherishes, but past mistakes have made her wary. She adores her son but has sworn off men. She’s dedicated herself to restoring an historic house and building her own business. A quiet life is all she wants.

Harrison Jefferys never expected to find himself in small-town Louisiana, but he has a job to do and a family to reconnect with. After years in the Army, he’s happy to spend time with his Aunt Celeste and his cousins in such an idyllic spot. When he meets Seraphina, he starts to think Papillion might be a great place to call home. But a secret from Sera’s past rears its head and threatens to tear the community apart.

Caught between the woman he’s coming to love and the only family he has left, Harry knows he has to follow his heart and with the help of the crazy, loving, meddling locals find a way to keep them both.

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Excerpt

Harry found himself standing in the doorway of the church reception hall. There were a bunch of people milling about, most with red cups in their hands. “For a crazy old lady she drew quite a crowd.”

“Oh, everyone comes out for funerals in these parts,” Cal admitted as he made his way to the big crystal punch bowl and got himself a cup. “There’s not a lot else to do so weddings and funerals are big social events.” He took a long drink. “And, damn, but Zep’s got a heavy hand with the rum. There’s way more rum than punch. The Guidrys might be trash, but trash around here usually knows how to party.”

He wasn’t sure he liked his cousin referring to anyone as trash, but he didn’t know the family well. He did know he’d heard the name Guidry from his aunt’s mouth and it was obvious she didn’t think much of them. “I think I’ll try the lemonade.”

“Suit yourself.” Cal refilled and looked around the crowd. “Introduce yourself around. I’m going to see what Josette has going on. Now there’s a woman I could spend some time with. Some fun time.”

His cousin winked and walked off toward a slender blonde.

He was rapidly discovering his cousin was a bit of a douchebag.

“You’re the new guy.”

He turned to find his own pretty blonde staring up at him. She was petite, barely coming up to his shoulders, and he would bet half her weight was in that hair. It flowed past her shoulders almost to her waist, and there was so much of it. Thick, honey-colored silk. Sky blue eyes found his own and held him there. Her arms were crossed over her chest and he noted that she was drinking the lemonade.

“How do you know that? Maybe I’ve been here all along and no one’s noticed me.”

Her nose wrinkled sweetly. “Oh, they all notice you. That’s how I know you’re the new guy. Welcome to Papillon. I came over to give you fair warning. I think single people need to stick together in an effort to stay single despite the societal pressure to give in to the patriarchy. If my mother tries to convince you to let me show you around, she’s really trying to find me a husband.”

Oh, but he might not mind her showing him the town. Beyond being gorgeous, he liked the sass she was throwing his way. He was self-aware enough to admit that women had come easy to him. He wasn’t hard on the eyes, but finding one who got him was a different story. “That seems to be a theme. The church secretary already tried to have her granddaughter show me around.”

A single brow rose over those heavenly eyes of hers. “Debra? Yeah, you have to be careful with her.”

“I’ve heard she’s handsy.” He nodded. “And she talks a lot.”

“Yeah, she also drinks a lot more than Helena will admit, and she’s started a couple of spectacular bar fights. She likes to pit her suitors against each other and make them fight for her.”

“Good to know.” He glanced around and sure enough, every eye was on him. “Well, I don’t suppose you would show me around. Maybe if you showed me around, people would stop offering up their daughters. I noticed no one has asked me if their sons could show me the town. Do the men of Papillon not know their way around?”

“Well, you could say that about a lot of them. But no, it’s because there aren’t many available men and when a new one comes to town it’s like a medieval parade of who has the best dowry. You need to remember that whatever my momma tells you, I’ve got no dowry whatsoever. I come with a lot of baggage. Tons of baggage.” She gasped as though she’d just had a thought. “Unless you would rather have a nice man show you around our town. I hadn’t considered that and it was awfully backward thinking of me. I know a great guy. His name is Michael Hendricks and he’s such a doll. You would get along so well.”

Whoa. That had taken a turn. She was smiling, and that smile took her from beautiful to gorgeous. That smile kind of lit up his world, but she was working under a big misconception. “I’m comfortable with women showing me the sights. Did you get excited about setting me up with your friend?”

A hand cupped her hip, and the sass factor went sky high. “Is there a reason you wouldn’t like my friend?”

He had to chuckle. This one was obviously a fierce warrior. “I’m sure I would like him but I would only like him, not like like him because I like women. Like like them.”

The cutest frown came over her face. “You’re a confusing man.”

“So I’ve been told.” Oh, he liked her. A lot. She would be a ton of fun, and not in the way Cal meant it. He would very much enjoy getting to know this woman. “How about tomorrow? It’s Sunday. I can take the afternoon off.”

Her eyes widened. “Are you hitting on me at my great-aunt’s funeral?”

He had probably gone a nice shade of red. He hadn’t thought this through, and he definitely hadn’t realized she was related to the deceased. He thought she was one of those people who’d come for the gumbo. “Well, that would be rude of me so no, I am not.”

She looked him up and down. “It would be rude, and I was only coming over to warn you that my mom will likely try to trick you into dating me. Don’t fall for it.”

She turned on her heels and started to walk away.

“Hey, you didn’t even tell me your name. How will I know who to avoid if you don’t tell me your name?”

She glanced back, that blonde hair swaying. “Seraphina Guidry. Remember it so we don’t have to go through all of this again. Welcome to Papillon, Mr. Jefferys. I hope you enjoy your stay.”

About Lexi Blake

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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 – Necessary Pursuit by Mari Carr and Lila Dubois

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He’ll do anything to keep them safe.

Necessary Pursuit, an all-new sexy and thrilling, arranged menage marriage romance from New York Times bestselling author Mari Carr and Lila Dubois is available now!

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Oscar has no desire to join one of the two secret societies issuing him invitations and he sure as hell isn’t interested in an arranged menage marriage. They say you can’t die of a broken heart, but he almost did.

Deadly circumstances throw sexy physicist, Selene, and a dangerous man with a price on his head in his path. Now he’ll do anything to keep them safe.

All they have to do is evade a serious threat from a religious cult, defuse a bomb, prevent a war between the Trinity Masters and the Masters’ Admiralty…oh…and stay alive.

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Meet Mari

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Virginia native Mari Carr is a New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller of contemporary romance novels. With over one million copies of her books sold, Mari was the winner of the Romance Writers of America’s Passionate Plume award for her novella, Erotic Research. She has over a hundred published works, including her popular Wild Irish and Compass books, along with the Trinity Masters series she writes with Lila Dubois.

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Lila Dubois is a multi-published, bestselling author of erotic, paranormal and fantasy romance. Her books have been nominated for many awards including RT Book Reviews Erotic Novella for Undone Rebel and the Golden Flogger. Having spent extensive time in France, Egypt, Turkey, Ireland and England Lila speaks five languages, none of them (including English) fluently. Lila lives in California with her own Irish Farm Boy and loves receiving email from readers.

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New Release – Hot Pickle by JJ Knight

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Title: Hot Pickle
Author: JJ Knight
Genre: Standalone Romantic Comedy
Release Date: August 31, 2020
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He’s about to become a very big dill.
A best friend’s sister rom com from USA Today bestselling author JJ Knight

I’m rock hard.
No, not like that.
When that happens, you won’t need me to tell you.

I’m a competitive bodybuilder, ready for my first regional contest. And winning requires more than just killer workouts, diet, or stage presence.

It’s all about the tan.

My training partner Franklin uses the best in the business — Camryn Schultz. She understands the career killer of a badly placed white spot.

She’s also his sister.

So when the craptastic tan I’m given for my first competition requires an emergency patch, Frank knows exactly who to call.

The thing is, when Camryn’s hands hit my skin, more than a few muscles spring to life.

I’m about to head on stage in the tiniest Speedo imaginable and parts of me no longer fit.

What I need to do for my friendship and my future on the circuit is to walk away.

But when Camryn’s got her hands on my hard body, there’s no way this Pickle is going to get anything but hot.

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Hot Pickle is a 300-page standalone romantic comedy about workout junkies, bodybuilding gods, and the couple who sprays together, stays together.

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EXCERPT

Camryn waits for me to shed my pants. I almost trip over them, anxious and unsure. She’s getting to me. I toss them on the floor with my bag and hold out my arms.

“Tell me the damage.”

Camryn makes a slow walk around me, tapping the end of a makeup brush against her cheek.

“You smeared the color here when you put on your trunks. You should always wear them for your final day tan to avoid this.” Her hand smooths something low on my ass, and everything in my body goes warm.

My eyes blink shut, and I try to concentrate on something other than her touch. I run through my bodybuilding poses, picturing myself on the stage.

Something bonks my nose, and I open my eyes to see Camryn standing there again. “I have your back acceptable. You shouldn’t lose any points.”

Before I can even get in a thank you, the end of her brush pokes my chest. “But we have to do something about these abs. You have a light patch just below your navel in the critical area from belly button to…”

She hesitates. “Below.”

I don’t know what she was going to call it, but apparently it’s a word she doesn’t want to use around me.

I can’t stifle my grin. “You saying my happy trail is too bright?”

She rolls her eyes. “I’m saying the lack of consistent color won’t do you any favors with the judges.”

“Do with me what you must.”

Okay, now hold up.

I have to pause the story here.

Because this, my friend, is where Camryn gets on her knees in front of my junk, a tube in her hand.

And things get really awkward.

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AUTHOR BIO

JJ Knight is the USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance and romantic comedy. She’s never met a pickle she didn’t want to eat.

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New Release – Grave by Shantel Tessier

Release Date: August 31 

 

GRAVE 
My life went to hell years ago, and I’ve had a death wish since then with fast cars, women, and drugs. They don’t call me Grave for nothing! 
 
But I do it because I need to feel something… anything. 
 
What’s life worth living for without the high? 
 
And then I saw her! 
 
She’s too good for me, and I should stay away. But like any addict, I switch one drug for another, and I’ll be taking her to hell with me. 
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I’m anything but sweet, despite what people think, so when he tells me I’m too good for him and I’m better off without him, I don’t listen. 
 
My life was simple before Grave stepped through that door, but who wants simple? 
He makes me feel alive. It only took one touch, and I became addicted! 
 
But therein lies the problem. 
 
Addiction is Grave’s middle name, and when he tells me he’s taking me to hell with him, I don’t know whether to take that as a threat or a promise!
 
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Meet Shantel Tessier
 

Shantel is a Texas born girl who now lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma with her high school sweetheart, who is a wonderful, supportive husband and their two daughters. She loves to spend time cuddled up on the couch with a good book.
 
She considers herself extremely lucky to get to be a stay at home wife and mother. Going to concerts and the movies are just a few of her favorite things to do. She hates coffee, but loves wine. She and her husband are both huge football fans, college and NFL. And she has to feed her high heel addiction by shopping for shoes weekly.
 
Although she has a passion to write, her family is most important to her. She loves spending evenings at home with her husband and daughters, along with their cats and dogs.

 

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I treat eating pancakes on patios like it’s a personality trait.

Brunch is my jam. I like the beach, shopping, carbs, and reading naughty books on the train during my commute. I wear pink. Lots of it. If Tinder were an olympic sport, I’d take home the gold. I can rock stilettos like they’re a pair of Nike joggers. I’m basically a basic bitch.

I’m in the prime of my life. I’ve got my dream job as the head of marketing at a sex toy company, and I’ve been steadily dating myself for the better half of the last decade. I’m thirty, flirty, and thriving, dammit.

Or at least I was, until some fucker had the audacity to turn me into a vampire.

I don’t do blood and doom and gloom. I sure as hell don’t like sleeping in a coffin, avoiding garlic bread, and these ridiculous vamp politics. And don’t get me started on Diego. He’s vampire royalty and a pain in my ass. A very sexy pain in the ass. When he’s not driving me crazy with all his rules, he’s turning my panties into Niagara falls.

I absolutely refuse to live the rest of my immortal life in some wannabe nineties grunge music video.

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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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Review – Caught Between Two Billionaires by Skye Warren

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Caught Between Two Billionaires 
(A complete duet)

by: Skye Warren

Review Rating:

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

I was completely enraptured by this story. Torn in two by the two men in Harper’s life. I found myself continually going back and forth between the two, which made for page turning reading late into the night.

The old saying of “the heart wants what the heart wants” played over and over in my mind as Harper was drawn over and over again to a man who seemed to throw her love away, but the more Harper dug into the actions surrounding her life, the small things, Christopher had loved her for a long time, he just never said it. Christopher is a definite dark horse throughout the entire journey. Just when you begin to like him he does something that turns your like into dislike instantly. I kept wondering why Harper kept going back for more of his cool personality, aside from the fact that she grew up with men just like him and she was accustomed to that very thing, but perhaps that is why she was also drawn to his business partner, Sutton Mayfair.

Sutton is a man who is upfront and in your face with his feelings and wants. You knew exactly where he was coming from especially when it came to Harper. He may have held other secrets, but I think when it came to Harper he is forthcoming, honest and that is why we are so drawn to him. He tells her exactly what he wants from her emotionally and physically which is something she isn’t exactly used to, but she finds refreshing. Not only from his sunshine good looks that scream warmth, but to his welcoming personality. Harper has never really had a man in her life that has welcomed her with open arms and wanted to keep her by his side.

This is why is torn between them.  How do you break your hearts poisonous cycle of loving a man who doesn’t want to love you back and begin loving a man who only wants to openly love you? How do you rip yourself away from between the two of them when you also don’t want to give up the dark poison or the radiate sunshine, but you also know you can’t have both?

This complete duet of Caught Between Two Billionaires makes great reading so you are not caught waiting between cliffhangers of the individual stories and you are able to jump right into the next story with ease. If you haven’t read TRUST FUND, SURVIVAL OF THE RICHEST or THE EVOLUTION OF MAN now is the time.

Synopsis:

From New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren comes a SMOKING HOT billionaire duet to immerse yourself in…

Billionaire Christopher Bardot may lust after his step-sister, but he will never, ever act on it. He’s too busy keeping her out of trouble. Until his business partner Sutton Mayfair meets her. He determines to charm that pretty dress off her, and Christopher sees red.

This isn’t a love triangle.
Only two people are in love.

This isn’t a menage.
Until the boundaries are pushed beyond bearing.

This isn’t a happy ending…
Because someone will be left behind.

Read the angsty and super sexy duet now! This collection contains TRUST FUND, SURVIVAL OF THE RICHEST and THE EVOLUTION OF MAN.

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New Release – The Italian Marriage by N.J. Adel

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Title: The Italian Marriage
The Italians Series Standalone
Author: N.J. Adel
Genre: Standalone Dark Mafia Romance
Release Date: August 28, 2020
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Walk down the altar or die
If it were up to me, the choice would be easy
Die
But I have to live. I won’t let my son be raised by the devil that killed his father.
Enzio Lanza owns my dead husband’s life. He even has his face.
My husband’s twin killed his own brother and inherited his kingdom, his wife and child included.

I will marry the monster that ripped my family and heart apart
I will teach my boy how to finish what his father started before he was shot by his own twin brother
We will have our revenge, one kill at a time
I’ll leave Enzio Lanza to the end, and I won’t make it quick.

The Italian Marriage is a forbidden dark Italian Mafia forced marriage standalone.
Get your copy of this revenge enemies to lovers mafia romance now.
Because you have to.

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EXCERPT

My body behaved in two different manners. My stomach revolted. My skin crawled. My teeth clenched. My heart banged. My limbs and shoulders tensed. I was hunching and purring like a cat in front of a rabid dog, praying he’d just go away.
At the same time, my skin tingled, my nipples hardened, my breath hitched, my cheeks burned. My p*ussy throbbed. It was as if I liked the way he looked at me. Welcomed it. Didn’t want it to end. Didn’t want him to go.
Even when he was on top of me uninvited.

But how? Why? I hated Enzio more than any other person in the world. I wanted him to suffer. I wanted him dead.
It must have been his looks. My body burned and itched solely for these. Trained to lust over them and only them. My pussy couldn’t recognize they now belonged to the man that wanted to violate me and I was planning to destroy, not the man I loved with all my heart.
Wrong husband, body. Wrong husband. We hate this one. Remember that. Please.  

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AUTHOR BIO

N. J. Adel, the author of The Italian Heartthrob, All the Teacher’s Pets, Her Royal Harem and I Hate You then I Love You series, is a cross genre author. From chocolate to books and book boyfriends, she likes it DARK and SPICY.
Bikers, mobsters, rock stars, dirty Hollywood heartthrobs, smexy guards and men who serve. She loves it all.
She is a loather of cats and thinks they are Satan’s pets. She used to teach English by day and write dirty, dark and twisted reads by night with her German Shepherd, Leo. Now, she only writes the fun and dirty dark and twisted stories.

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Review – Real Fake Love by Pippa Grant

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Real Fake Love; Copper Valley Fireballs #2 
(A standalone within a series)

by: Pippa Grant

Review Rating:

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Hilarious! Snort-laugh-out-loud, make your sides hurt, hilarious fun!

Pippa Grant gives us the best opposing forces in the grouchiest, grumpiest hero that you cannot help but love and matches him with the happiest, full of sunshine and sprinkles heroine that I’m fairly certain is Pippa’s inner Id. Real Fake Love is such a good time you won’t be able to keep yourself from smiling, laughing, and falling in love with Luca and Henri the entire way through.

Henrietta Bacon loves love! She is a romance writer after all, so the world is painted in sunshine and rainbows. The fact that she’s been left by five fiancé’s on her wedding day is beginning to dim on view on love just a bit and to help her over the top libedo that can’t seem to help falling in love with the next available man in line she seeks out help to NOT fall in love and she knows just the expert to help with her problem.

Luca Rossi may seem like no stranger to losing, especially when he was traded to the team that was most known for losing. However, their team is actually having their best season in years. However, no matter how well a team is playing he’s always the guy that gets traded, so forming attachments, getting close…yeah he isn’t exactly what you call a warm and fuzzy kind of guy. When his Nonna shows up at his run down house ready for him to settle down Luca didn’t really want to battle her, but he also wasn’t ready to be pressured into any kind of relationship either. Was it fate that a certain romance writer showed up on his doorstep that day looking for her own help or was he already cursed?

This entire book is filled with fun, no matter who is on the page. The main characters, secondary characters, past characters, imaginary characters (yeah that’s right…Pippa can write a book with imaginary characters tucked right in and it’s brilliant), everybody is crazy good. This book is like receiving unicorn dreams and puppy kisses.

Synopsis:

If people have polar opposites, Luca Rossi is mine.

His butt is in the baseball hall of fame. Mine’s comfortably seated in the hall of lame.

When he’s not snagging fly balls out in center field, he’s modeling in shampoo commercials. I once jammed my own finger while stirring cookie dough, and sometimes I forget shampoo is a thing.

He’s a total cynic when it comes to love.

I make a living writing love stories.

But after my latest broken engagement (no, I don’t want to talk about how many times that’s happened), it’s clear he’s exactly the man I need.

If anyone can teach me to be the opposite of me, it’s him.

The first thing I want him to teach me?

How to not fall in love.

And as luck would have it, he’s in desperate need of a fake girlfriend to get a meddling grandmother off his back.

We couldn’t be more perfect together, because the last thing Luca Rossi will ever be is the next man to leave me at the altar.

Or will he?

Real Fake Love is a line drive straight to the heart featuring a grumpy athlete, a jilted bride, a fake relationship, and the world’s laziest cat. It stands alone and comes complete with sibling rivalry, the world’s most awkward shower scene, and a sweetly satisfying happily ever after.

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New Release – Skirt by K.L. Savage

RELEASE BLITZ
Title: Skirt
Series: Ruthless Kings MC #5
Author: K.L. Savage
Genre: Dark Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: August 28, 2020
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There are a few things people know about me.
I’m Scottish with an accent to prove it.
I really hate pants.
I’m a Ruthless King. One thing people don’t know?
I don’t fight because I have to.
I breathe it.
I live it.
I love it. Flesh.
Blood.
Brass Knuckles. I lived my life fighting for nothing.
Until I saw something worth fighting for.
Her. Dawn belongs to one of my rivals.
An Irish bloke with more power than common sense.
The kind of man stupid enough to use it.
And stupid enough to put bruises on her pretty face. This fight won’t be my last.
But it may be his.
If he tries anything stupid with me?
He’s gonna find out that my MC always has my back.
Even if it starts a war…

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AUTHOR BIO

K.L. Savage decided they were tired of looking for the kind of books they wanted to read. They had an itch that needed to be scratched, and as every girl knows, nothing scratches better than an alpha.

They write about gritty, alpha males, sometimes their dark sides, and the women they love.
If you have the same itch, their alpha males should fix that.

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Cover Reveal, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Vow of Worth by Emma Renshaw

Emma Renshaw  has revealed the cover for Vow of Worth!

Releasing: October 20, 2020

Cover Designer: Hang Le

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She’s always existed in someone else’s shadow.

Caroline never thought she was good enough, always believing that little voice in the back of her head.

 For the first time, Caroline is determined to ignore those feelings. She’s living for herself, loving her job as a vet, making a difference. Her simple and easy life is everything she could want, except for one thing…

He’s never let anyone see beneath his carefully crafted façade.

Kiernan has always been the life of the party. But he’s tired of no one expecting more from him than a good time. He’s ready for a purpose, to do some good in the world.

From the moment he walks into Caroline’s clinic, she knows who he is. The high school crush who never had a clue she existed. His handsome face threatens to resurrect all her self-doubt. But that was the old her.

When Caroline is threatened, she knows exactly whose doorstep to turn up on. Kiernan vows to protect her but, from the beginning, it’s more than a job.

She is his purpose. He is her missing piece.

But before they can discover everything they’ve been missing, a killer may take it all from them…

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Meet Emma

 Emma loves to write, just don’t ask her to write about herself. If she isn’t writing, you can find her lost in a book or trying to get her doggo to take a selfie with her. He usually refuses. At the end of the day, you can find Emma at the closest Mexican restaurant eating queso and sipping on a margarita. She lives in Texas with her husband and dog.

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Release Day/New Release, Year in Releases - 2020

New Release – Follow Me Down by Melissa Toppen

RELEASE BLITZ
Title: Follow Me Down
Author: Melissa Toppen
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: August 28, 2020
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For years I’ve been planning my escape.
Preparing for the day when I could leave home and never look back.
But when the moment came, it didn’t happen like I had planned.
I didn’t pack up my car and drive away, watching my old life disappear in the rearview mirror like I had always envisioned I would.
Instead, I ran—quite literally—as fast and far as my feet would take me.
I didn’t know where I was going, only that I had to get away.
And that’s when he found me…
Titus Driscoll.
He was unlike anyone I had ever met before.
A man who lived by his own code. Who answered to no one but himself.
He didn’t care where I came from or why I was running.
He didn’t care that my father was a powerful politician that would stop at nothing to bring me home.
Once he had me, I was his.

Follow Me Down is a complete STANDALONE Contemporary Romance.

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AUTHOR BIO

Melissa Toppen is a USA Today Bestselling Author who specializes in New Adult and Contemporary Romance. She is a lover of books and enjoys nothing more than losing herself in a good novel. She has a soft spot for Romance and focuses her writing in that direction; writing what she loves to read.
Melissa resides in Cincinnati Ohio with her husband and two children, where she writes full time.

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Cover Reveal, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Playing With Fire by L.J. Shen

Playing With Fire, an all-new emotional and raw small town standalone romance from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen is coming September 15th and we have the stunning cover!

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A broken boy on the path to destruction.
A scarred girl without direction.
A love story carved in secrets, inked with pain and sealed with a lie.

Grace Shaw and West St. Claire are arctic opposites.
She is the strange girl from the food truck.
He is the mysterious underground fighter who stormed into her sleepy Texan college town on his motorcycle one day, and has been wreaking havoc since.
She is invisible to the world.
He is the town’s beloved bad boy.
She is a reject.
He is trouble.
When West thrusts himself into Grace’s quiet life, she scrambles to figure out if he is her happily-ever-after or tragic ending.
But the harder she pushes him away, the more he pulls her out of her shell.
Grace doesn’t know much about anything beyond her town’s limits, but she does know this:
She is falling in love with the hottest guy in Sheridan U.
And when you play with fire—you ought to get burned.

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About L.J. Shen
L.J. Shen is a USA Today, Washington Post and Amazon #1 best-selling author of contemporary, New Adult and YA romance. Her books have been sold to twenty different countries.

She lives in California with her husband, son, cat and eccentric fashion choices, and enjoys good wine, bad reality TV shows and catching sun rays with her bgibglazy ca

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Release Day/New Release, Year in Releases - 2020

New Release – Southside High by Michelle Mankin

RELEASE BLITZ
Title: Southside High
A Full-length Tempest Rock Star
Romance Series Prequel
Author: Michelle Mankin
Genre: New Adult Rock Star Romance:
An enemies-to-lovers romance
with maximum bad boy rocker angst
Release Date: August 27, 2020
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My best friend and I want the same girl. But Lace Lowell is mine. She was mine first. She’ll be mine forever. Sure, she was his friend when they were kids, long before I ever met her. But that’s in the past. This is now. I’m Warren Jinkins. War. My name is my battle cry. I take what I want. I don’t ask, and I want her.

I’m in love with two men. Bryan Jackson is the guitarist in our band, and War is the lead singer. They’re sexy bad boys, the most dangerous guys in our school. All the girls at Southside High want them. But loving two guys is a problem—especially when those two guys also love each other.

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AUTHOR BIO

Michelle Mankin is the New York Times bestselling author of the Black Cat Records series of novels.

Fall in love with a rock star.

Love Evolution, Love Revolution, and Love Resolution are a BRUTAL STRENGTH centered trilogy, combining the plot underpinnings of Shakespeare with the drama, excitement, and indisputable sexiness of the rock ‘n roll industry.

Things take a bit of an edgier, once upon a time turn with the TEMPEST series. These pierced, tatted, and troubled Seattle rockers are young and on the cusp of making it big, but with serious obstacles to overcome that may prevent them from ever getting there.

Rock stars, myths, and legends collide with paranormal romance in a totally mesmerizing way in the MAGIC series.

Get swept away by temptation in the ROCK STARS, SURF AND SECOND CHANCES series.

Romance and self-discovery, the FINDING ME series is a Tempest spin off with a more experienced but familiar cast of characters.

The ROCK F*CK CLUB series is a girl-power fueled reality show with the girls ranking the rock stars.

The ONCE UPON A ROCK STAR series is sexy modern-day fairytale retellings.

When Michelle is not prowling the streets of her Texas town listening to her rock or NOLA funk music much too loud, she is putting her daydreams down on paper or traveling the world with her family and friends, sometimes for real, and sometimes just for pretend.

BRUTAL STRENGTH series:
Love Evolution
Love Revolution
Love Resolution
Love Rock’ollection 

TEMPEST series (also available in audio):
SOUTHSIDE HIGH
Irresistible Refrain
Enticing Interlude
Captivating Bridge
Relentless Rhythm
Tempest Raging
Tempting Tempo
Scandalous Beat
The Complete Tempest Rock Star Series, books 1-6

The MAGIC series (also available in audio):
Strange Magic
Dream Magic
Twisted Magic

ROCK STARS, SURF AND SECOND CHANCES series (also available in audio):
Outside
Riptide
Oceanside
High Tide
Island Side
The Complete Rock Stars, Surf and Second Chances Series, Books 1-5

FINDING ME series (also available in audio):
Find Me
Remember Me
Keep Me

ROCK F*CK CLUB Girls Ranking the Rock Stars series (also available in audio):
ROCK F*CK CLUB (Girls Ranking the Rock Stars, Book #1)
ROCK F*CK CLUB (Girls Ranking the Rock Stars, Book #2)
ROCK F*CK CLUB (Girls Ranking the Rock Stars, Book #3)
ROCK F*CK CLUB (Girls Ranking the Rock Stars, Book #4)
ROCK F*CK CLUB (Girls Ranking the Rock Stars, Book #5)
ROCK F*CK CLUB BOX SET BOOKS 1-5
ROCK F*CK CLUB (Girls Ranking the Rock Stars, Book #6)

Once Upon A Rock Star:
The Right Man 
The Right Wish
The Right Wrong

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Release Day/New Release, RomCom, Year in Releases - 2020, Year of Reviews - 2020

New Release – Miss Apprehended by Amie Knight and Miranda Elaine

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Miss Apprehended, an all-new fun and steamy rom com from Amie Knight and Miranda Elaine is available now!

MISS A

I’ve got ninety-nine problems and all of them begin and end with the Coletrain twins.

Especially Millie Coletrain.

I don’t know whether to kiss her or spank her.

Either way, she’s mine.

Warning: This is an erotic novella with laugh-out-loud ridiculousness, insta-love, a smart-mouthed heroine, and an over-the-top alpha bail bondsman.

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Review

Read Kay’s Review: Miss Apprehended

 

 

Meet the Authors

MirandaElaine

About Miranda
Miranda is a loving wife and barely surviving mother of three occasionally good kids. Her hobbies include lying to herself about the calories in donuts and banana pudding, as well as running out of excuses when procrastinating. She’s been an avid reader since she was a young girl. Whether she’s by the pool, curled up in bed, or hiding in the closet, as long as she has a book in her hands she’s happy.

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AmieKnight

About Amie
Amie Knight has been a reader for as long as she could remember and a romance lover since she could get her hands on her momma’s books. A dedicated wife and mother with a love of music and makeup, she won’t ever be seen leaving the house without her eyebrows and eyelashes done just right. When she isn’t reading and writing, you can catch her jamming out in the car with her two kids to ’90s R&B, country, and showtunes. Amie draws inspiration from her childhood in Columbia, South Carolina, and can’t imagine living anywhere other than the South.

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Cover Reveal, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Little Lies by H. Hunting

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I used to be the one who saved her.
But I don’t want to save her anymore.

From New York Times bestselling author, Helena Hunting writing as H. Hunting, comes an unforgettable, beautiful and angsty new adult romance. Little Lies is releasing November 16th, and we have the irresistible cover!

LittleLies AMAZON (1)

I don’t want you.

You mean nothing to me.

I never loved you.

I turned my words into swords.

And I cut her down.

Shoved the blade in and watched her fall.

I said I’d never hurt her, and I did.

Years later, I’m faced with all the little lies, the untruths, the false realities, the damage I inflicted, when all I wanted was to indulge my obsession.

Lavender Waters is the princess in the tower. Even her name is the thing fairy tales are made of.

I used to be the one who saved her.

Over and over again.

But I don’t want to save her anymore.

I just want to pretend the lies are still the truth.

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Photographer: Michelle Lancaster
Model: Andy Murray
Cover Designer: Hang Le


About Helena Hunting

HelenaHunting

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 writes contemporary romance ranging from new adult angst to romantic sports comedy.

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Kay's Review
Book Reviews, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year of Reviews - 2020

Review – Grave by Shantel Tessier

Grave; Dark Kings #2 
(A standalone within a series)

by: Shantel Tessier

Review Rating:

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Shantel Tessier wrote an addictive story that is gripping and so full of artistic expression. Grave is beautifully heartbreaking.

Having recently lost a family member who struggled his entire life with addiction, I know first hand how hard it is to break free from those demons. Shantel captured Grave’s personality and inner thoughts perfectly of a man who has struggled with addiction. Grave, at his core, is a deeply sensitive man. He feels things deeply, which given the family he was born into means he is supposed to suppress those feelings. That can be hard to do without the aid of drugs, booze, or chasing a high in women, fast cars, fighting, or so on and so forth.

Grave does anything to bury meaningful thoughts, and of the four Kings, he is the one who actually feels the most. His story will break your heart over and over again. Like each King, it is not for the faint of heart, but it is also one that was extremely hard to put down.

When Grave meets April, it triggers something in him, something that he hasn’t felt since the passing of his mother, but he’s drawn to her. April owns a flower shop, basically the last thing in the world Grave would ever buy to send…well anyone, but call it fate that drew him to her shop one day and he after their first meeting he was hooked. April became his new obsession, he new addiction, his newest drug.

Can April and Grave actually make it work? Can an addict really turn over a new leaf? Can April, a florist, really make it in Grave’s world?

There are so many factors involved in their ever evolving relationship. Even though April may be new to the dark world Grave lives in, she also isn’t a shy flower when it comes to how the world works. She may actually be the light that Grave needs to be his true self, one he hasn’t been for a long time.

I loved Grave’s story, along with the evolving storylines of the other Kings. This series just gets better and better.

Synopsis:

GRAVE
My life went to hell years ago, and I’ve had a death wish ever since then with fast cars, women, and drugs. They don’t call me Grave for nothing!

But I do it because I need to feel something… anything. What’s life worth living for without the high?

And then I saw her!

She’s too good for me, and I should stay away. But like an addict, I switch one drug for another, and I’ll be taking her to hell with me.

APRIL
I’m anything but sweet, despite what people think, so when he tells me I’m too good for him and I’m better off without him, I don’t listen.

My life was simple before Grave stepped through that door, but who wants simple?

He makes me feel alive. It took one touch, and I became addicted!

But therein lies the problem. Addiction is Grave’s middle name, and when he tells me he’s taking me to hell with him, I don’t know whether to take that as a threat or a promise!

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Excerpt/Teaser Share, New Releases

Excerpt Reveal – The Anti-Boyfriend by Penelope Ward

EXCERPT REVEAL
Title: The Anti-Boyfriend
Author: Penelope Ward
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 31, 2020
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From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.

At first, my neighbor Deacon frustrated me.

Sure, he was great-looking and friendly.

But our walls were thin, and on occasion, he’d bring women to his place and keep me awake while he “entertained” them.

As a single mother to an infant, I didn’t appreciate it.

So, finally it was my turn.

When my daughter wouldn’t stop wailing one night, Mr. Manwhore came knocking on my door.

Miraculously, at the sound of his voice, Sunny stopped crying. And when he held her…she eventually fell asleep in his arms.

Deacon was rough on the exterior, but apparently on the inside? Mr. Single-and-Ready-to-Mingle was a baby whisperer.

After that night, we became friends.

He’d go for coffee runs. Come over to chat. Normal friend stuff.

But over time, our conversations ran deeper. We got closer.

Until one night we crossed the line.

Our friendship turned into a complicated mess.

I’d gone and fallen for a guy who’d sworn off commitment and kids.

I knew Deacon was starting to care for me too, even though Sunny and I didn’t fit into any plan he’d ever imagined for himself.

He was wrong for me—so wrong that I’d dubbed him the “anti-boyfriend.”

Then why did I wish more than anything that I could be the one woman to change him?

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EXCERPT

Copyright © 2020
By Penelope Ward

Today, just as I got back to my door, Deacon was exiting his apartment.
“Oh, hey, Carys-Like-Paris. How goes it?” He flashed a wide smile.
When people ask me my name, for some stupid reason, I sometimes answer, “Carys, like Paris,” particularly when I’m nervous. That was the case the first time I met Deacon.
A whiff of his amazing smell put my body on alert. He looked handsome as always. Today he wore a camel-colored suede coat with a shearling collar. His blue eyes, which stood out against his tanned skin, glimmered under the fluorescent lights overhead, which also brought out the copper tint to his otherwise medium-brown hair. He was at least six-foot-two—a beanstalk to my five-foot-four self.
This was my opportunity to bring up last night. But now that he was right here, towering over me, his musky smell saturating the air, I seemed to have lost the words. Still, I was determined to speak up now or never.
My heartbeat accelerated. Here goes. Still out of breath from my sprint up the stairs, I said, “Well, honestly, in answer to your question… I’d love to say I’m doing great, but I had a hard time getting to sleep last night. So, I’ve been better.”
He frowned. “I’m sorry to hear that.”
“Actually, it’s sort of your fault.”
Deacon’s forehead crinkled. “My fault?”
“Yeah. I don’t know if you realize this, but your bed is right up against mine, on the opposite side of the wall. Your…interactions…last night woke me up, and I had a hard time getting back to sleep.”
Boom.
There.
Said it.
Deacon closed his eyes momentarily. “Shit. I’m sorry. I didn’t know you were right behind me.”
“Yeah. It’s basically like I’m…right there.”
“Well, that was rude of me. I should’ve invited you to join.”
What? It felt like all my blood rushed to my head.
He held out his palms. “I’m kidding. Bad sense of humor comes out when I feel awkward, I guess.”
Slipping a piece of my hair behind my ear, I brushed off his comment. “I know you’re kidding.”
“Totally kidding.” He smiled. “But I’ll try to be more considerate now that I know you can hear everything. You should’ve said something.”
I tilted my head. “How exactly would that have worked? Barging in on two naked people? That’s why I’m saying something now.”
“Solid point. But I take it last night wasn’t the first time you overheard things?”
I looked down at my feet. “No, it wasn’t.”
“You could’ve banged on the wall or something.”
“I’m not one to rudely interrupt someone’s…personal happenings. I just wanted you to be aware of the situation. We don’t need to discuss it further.”
“Maybe we should come up with a code.”
“What do you mean?”
“Like, If I’m disturbing your peace, you play a song and crank it up to send me a message.” He snapped his fingers. “Something ironic like ‘The Sounds of Silence’ by Simon and Garfunkel.”
“Can’t exactly crank up a song when a baby is sleeping.”
His smile faded. “See? That goes to show you how clueless I am. Clueless and so sorry, Carys. Truly. I’ll try not to let it happen again.”
“It better not, fuckboy!” a voice shouted from behind one of the apartment doors.
Deacon and I turned around in unison. I noticed Mrs. Winsbanger’s door move across the hall. The old lady must have been listening in. She lived alone, and I often spotted her peeking out her door, spying on people.
Deacon grimaced. “Mrs. Winsbanger loves me.”
“Apparently I’m not the only one who overheard things last night,” I said.
His face turned red. His embarrassment was a bit surprising. I’d expected him to be more cocky.
“I’ll move my bed to the other side of the room. That should help.”
“Well, that would be nice, if it’s not too much trouble.”
“It’s not.”
Happy to have the conversation over with, I let out a long breath. “Okay, well, I’ll let you get going.”
He didn’t budge and seemed to be examining my face. “You okay?”
“Yeah. Why?”
“You seem frazzled.”
Well, yeah. I didn’t get good sleep, I’m trying to get things done in possibly the only hour of the day I have free, and we just had the most awkward conversation EVER.
“This is just me—my life. I have what could be barely more than an hour to eat my lunch and have some quiet time before my daughter wakes up from her nap.”
“Ah.” He scratched his chin. “How old is she now?”
“Six months.”
Deacon knew I was a single mom. He’d run into me one day and helped me bring groceries in while I tried to juggle Sunny and her stroller.
I was just about to head back inside my apartment when his voice stopped me.
“Do you need anything?”
I wasn’t entirely sure what he meant. “Like what?”
“Something from the store? A…coffee, maybe? I’m just headed out to run a quick errand, but I can stop somewhere on the way back.”
“It’s the least you can do, monkey balls!” Mrs. Winsbanger chimed in from across the hall.
She was apparently still listening.
“Did she just fucking call me monkey balls?” he whispered.
At that moment, I lost it. Laughter got a hold of me, and it took almost a minute before I could even speak. Deacon laughed, too, but I think he was more cracking up at my reaction.
“No idea why she just called you monkey balls. But I haven’t laughed this hard in weeks.”
After I finally calmed down, Deacon repeated his earlier question.
“Anyway, as I was saying, can I get you a coffee or something?”
His offer gave me pause. It was rare that anyone asked if I needed anything. I had a couple of good friends in the city, but they worked and had busy social lives. It wasn’t like they were around in the middle of the day to run to the store for me. And given that it was fall in New York, it was getting chilly out. I had to have a damn good reason to take Sunny out in the cold.
Honestly, I was dying for a latte from Starbucks. Running to the coffee shop was definitely something people without babies took for granted. It wasn’t worth having to bundle Sunny up.
“I would love a vanilla latte from Starbucks, if you pass one on your way back,” I finally said.
“Done.” He smiled. “That’s it?”
“Just one pump of vanilla would be great.”
“One pump. Got it. Anything else?”
“Isn’t that enough? It’s hardly a necessity. I shouldn’t be taking advantage.”
“Take advantage of me. What else do you need? Seriously. It’s the least I can do after disturbing your peace last night.”
Take advantage of me. Yup. Mind straight in the gutter. “You’re not my gopher.”
“Carys….” His baritone voice turned serious, and he repeated in a slow and exaggerated manner, “What. Do. You. Need? I could run to the store.”
There was something else I desperately needed.
“Diapers?” I said hesitantly.
“Okay.” He laughed. “You’re gonna have to help me out with those. I’ve never purchased them in my life.”
Before I could tell him what size, he handed me his phone. I was all too aware of the brief touch of his hand.
“Enter your digits. I’ll text you from the store to make sure I get the right kind.”
I did as he said before handing him back the phone, once again enjoying the contact from that brief exchange. Cheap thrills were as good as it got these days.
He put it in his pocket. “Anything else?”
“Not that I can think of.”
“Alright. Well, if you change your mind, you can let me know when I text.”
“Thank you. I really appreciate it.”
“Talk to ya in a bit,” he said before heading down the hall.
I stood by my door and watched him walk away. The view from the back was just as good as the front. And moreover, it seemed Deacon was just as lovely on the inside as he was on the outside.
“One pump my ass,” I heard Mrs. Winsbanger say before she slammed her door.

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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.

With over two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.

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Cover Reveal – My Darling Arrow by Saffron A. Kent

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Title: My Darling Arrow
Author: Saffron A. Kent
Genre: New Adult Romance
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Release Date: September 17, 2020

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Darling Arrow,
I shouldn’t be writing this.
It’s not as if I’m ever going to send you this letter, and there are a million reasons why.
First of all, I was sent to this reform school as a punishment for a petty, totally inconsequential crime. Not to ogle the principal’s hot son around the campus.
Second of all, you’re a giant jerk. You’re arrogant and moody and so cold. Sometimes I think I shouldn’t even like you.
But strangely your coldness sets me on fire.
The way your athletic body moves on the soccer field, and the way your powerful thighs sprawl across that motorcycle of yours, make me go inappropriately breathless.
But that’s not the worst part.
The worst part is that you, Arrow Carlisle, are not only the principal’s hot son.
You also happen to be the love of my sister’s life.
And I really shouldn’t be thinking about my sister’s boyfriend, or rather fiancé (I overheard a conversation about the ring that I shouldn’t have).
Now if I can only stop writing you these meaningless letters that I’ll never send and you’ll never read…
Never yours,
Salem

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Saffron A. Kent is a Top 100 Amazon Bestselling author of Contemporary and New Adult romance. More often than not, her love stories are edgy, forbidden and passionate. Her work has been featured in Huffington Post, New York Daily News and USA Today’s Happy Ever After.

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New Release – Always Crew by Tijan

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Always Crew, the all-new emotional and angsty finale of the Crew series by New York Times bestselling author Tijan is available now!

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For the longest time, I was Bren Monroe.
I lived in Roussou, California.
I had no parents, no brother, but I had a crew.

Then things started to change.
I never planned for any of it.
I didn’t think I’d fall in love.
I didn’t think I’d have a relationship with my brother again.
I didn’t think that he’d come back.

Now I’m in Cain.
My crew is in college.
They’re growing, going through their own things.
And here I am, figuring out my life.

There’s always hurdles and obstacles to overcome.
That was never my hardship.
That was my regular.
But living? Being content? Being happy?
Those were my challenges now.

Everything was going well…
Until it wasn’t. Again.

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New Release – Bayou Baby by Lexi Blake

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Caught between the woman he’s coming to love and the only family he has left, Harry knows he has to follow his heart.

Bayou Baby, an all-new heartwarming contemporary romance set in Louisiana’s Butterfly Bayou from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake is available now!

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Harrison Jefferys never expected to find himself in small-town Louisiana, but he has a job to do and a family to reconnect with. After years in the Army, he’s happy to spend time with his Aunt Celeste and his cousins in such an idyllic spot. When he meets Seraphina, he starts to think Papillion might be a great place to call home. But a secret from Sera’s past rears its head and threatens to tear the community apart.

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

Review – Necessary Pursuit by Mari Carr and Lila Dubois

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Necessary Pursuit; Trinity Masters #12 
(Interconnected within a series)

by: Mari Carr and Lila Dubois

Review Rating:

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

While this is book twelve in the Trinity Masters series, this was my first time visiting this particular world. While I’ve read both authors separately, I’ve had this writing duo on my TBR for awhile and now that I’ve finally had a chance to dive into their suspenseful menage series I’m kicking myself for waiting so long. Necessary Pursuit is full of smexy, steamy times, but it is also an international pursuit of catching and taking down all the bad guys.

It is almost scary how the authors whip up all of the intellectual knowledge to add into this book. Their search history must throw up all the red flags…but seriously… We have a physicist, a bomb engineer, and a computer hacker in this romance trinity. These three do joke throughout the story that they sound like a comic book evil group, or what they know would make them perfect super villains. The intelligence between them is so high, that it is funny and I’m glad that the authors use humor throughout the book to showcase it.

They also are very aware of the danger that surrounds them, but stop to appreciate the quiet moments and use that time to appreciate each other. I think because of their jobs, and also because they are on the run, they are very aware that life is short so they use their time to their advantage.

Mari and Lila do a wonderful job piecing together the three characters and showcasing their strengths. How they lean on one another and draw strength off each other when they each need it. That is so important in any multiple partner relationship so no one person is left out.

Overall, this was a great book, especially considering this was my first adventure into this Trinity world. I already have more on my TBR list to go back and catch up and I’m looking forward to it.

Synopsis:

Oscar has no desire to join one of the two secret societies issuing him invitations and he sure as hell isn’t interested in an arranged menage marriage. They say you can’t die of a broken heart, but he almost did.

Deadly circumstances throw sexy physicist, Selene, and a dangerous man with a price on his head in his path. Now he’ll do anything to keep them safe.

All they have to do is evade a serious threat from a religious cult, defuse a bomb, prevent a war between the Trinity Masters and the Masters’ Admiralty…oh…and stay alive.

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Blog tour – Ruthless Empire by Rina Kent

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Beautiful. Popular. Fake.

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My fall.

Probably my damnation.

Did that stop me? Do I care? No and no.

There’s a line between right and wrong. Moral and immoral.

And then there’s her.

I cross every limit with blood-coated fingers.

She says she hates me.

I say I hate her too as I trap her, own her.

Make her all mine.

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Rina Kent is an international bestselling author of everything enemies to lovers romance.

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.

Rina spends her private days in a peaceful town in North Africa daydreaming about the next plot idea or laughing like an evil mastermind when those ideas come together.

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Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, Year of Reviews - 2020

Review – Bayou Baby by Lexi Blake

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Bayou Baby; Butterfly Bayou #2 

(A standalone within a series)

by: Lexi Blake

Review Rating:

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Very emotional, I was sobbing by the end. I loved this new addition to the Bayou series!

While this is a love story between Sera and Harry, this is also a story between the women in the family of Guidry and Beaumont. Celeste Beaumont is the matriarch of the Beaumont family and is a southern lady who lets her name, money, and status guide her morales, just as it has the family name for generations. Why am I mentioning Celeste when this is a love story about Sera and Harry? Celeste is the aunt of Harry and was also the mother of Wes the boy who was best friends of Sera before he passed away. This is something that Celeste blames Sera for even though she had nothing to do with his actual death, but the animosity of her lifelong friendship are just deeply harbored and her grief lashes out to anyone close.

But…once again…back to the story of Sera and Harry. Harry is in town for his cousin’s wedding (Wes’ sister, Angie). He didn’t grow up in Louisiana and has rarely seen his cousins, so he doesn’t exactly understand the dynamic of the small town or why anyone wouldn’t like Sera Guidry. Anytime he’s been around her, she is sweet, a hard worker, and a wonderful single mother. That last fact alone won’t keep him away, no matter what the rumors are or what his family says.  He won’t let his Aunt stand in his way of getting to know Sera better because something tells him she could be more and perhaps this small town could finally be home.

Sera struggles with letting Harry get close. She knows exactly how Celeste will react when she learns about Harry’s feelings for her and she also knows how important family is. Sera doesn’t want Harry choosing a life between her and his family. As much as Sera keeps trying to push him away, it’s also difficult because Harry is amazing and pushing him away becomes basically impossible.

I love how this story isn’t just about Harry and Seraphina, but also about Celeste and how she has had to overcome a lot of obstacles in her life.  I found myself going back and forth with Celeste where I didn’t like her and then where I was sobbing for her. Her story is so powerful it really hit home with how women have had “deal” with social norms throughout time and I connected with her struggles so many times throughout the story. I appreciated how Lexi wove it in and how it made the overall story even more emotional and an intrical part of Seraphina’s story.

Bayou Baby was so emotional, but such a great addition to Lexi’s books I absolutely loved it.

Synopsis:

A heartwarming contemporary romance set in Louisiana’s Butterfly Bayou from New York Times bestselling author Lexi Blake.

Seraphina Guidry loves Butterfly Bayou. A young, single mom, she’s trying to find a place for herself in the town she cherishes, but past mistakes have made her wary. She adores her son but has sworn off men. She’s dedicated herself to restoring an historic house and building her own business. A quiet life is all she wants.

Harrison Jefferys never expected to find himself in small-town Louisiana, but he has a job to do and a family to reconnect with. After years in the Army, he’s happy to spend time with his Aunt Celeste and his cousins in such an idyllic spot. When he meets Seraphina, he starts to think Papillion might be a great place to call home. But a secret from Sera’s past rears its head and threatens to tear the community apart.

Caught between the woman he’s coming to love and the only family he has left, Harry knows he has to follow his heart and with the help of the crazy, loving, meddling locals find a way to keep them both.

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New Release – Hendrix by Kelsey Clayton

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I’m Colby Hendrix.

Football Legend.

Notorious Playboy.

Sarcasm Extraordinaire.

I had everything you could ever want.

The career some would die for.

The friends that always have my back.

And an unmatched level of charm.

I never planned on settling down.

There wasn’t ever a reason to.

Or at least that’s what I thought,

Until she came barreling back into my life.

With long brown hair and hazel eyes,

She has the ability to disarm me with a single look.

And the little girl attached to her side?

She’s the shock I never knew I wanted.

The biggest mistake of my life.

The only woman I’ve ever loved.

If she were to say the words,

I might just give up everything for her.

GR: http://bit.ly/HendrixGR

 

⭐⭐ 𝑮𝑰𝑽𝑬𝑨𝑾𝑨𝒀 ⭐⭐

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Kelsey Clayton is a 29-year-old mother of two from a small town in lower Delaware. Born and raised in New Jersey, she discovered her love for writing when she used it as a coping mechanism to get through hard times. Since then, she has been passionately writing novels that make people fall in love with the characters and the storylines. She writes from a mix of personal experiences and imagination. As an avid beach lover, her dream is to write an entire book with her feet in the sand.

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