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Book Reviews, RomCom, Year of Reviews - 2020

Review – Hot Pickle by J.J. Knight

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Hot Pickle 
(A standalone)

by: JJ Knight

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The puns, the innuendos, the hot pickles…I loved it all!!

A totally cute, funny story about a deli shop owner who’s into bodybuilding and finds himself in a pickle when the sister of his best friend causes his “pickle” to rise in his teeny tiny shorts upon his debut bodybuilding competition.

Camryn, a professional tanner, helps Max out at the last minute when he arrives at his first bodybuilding competition with his botched tan and while Camryn is used to men sometimes rising to the occasion while she has to get up close and personal to their….personal areas, she isn’t used to Max’s sweet nature and obvious embarrassment.

While both of them are professional and move on from the first time “pickle gate” experience, Max can’t seem to control his unruly pickle everytime he sees her and it loves to make a surprise appearance every time he has a tan session with her. While he needs her services during the competitions, it’s hard to contain the attraction he obviously has for her. What’s a man to do?

Camryn finds Max sweet and would love to pursue something more with him, there is only one thing standing in her way…her very protective brother who just so happens to be Max’s best friend and training partner. They agree to keep their relationship professional, but no matter how much Max tries to wrangle his unruly pickle, it seems to have a mind of his own, like a heat seeking missile it points straight at her whenever he’s around, not that she’s complaining, she enjoys the validation. The only downside is that staying professional is getting harder and harder (pun totally intended).
Can they make her brother understand without messing up Max’s budding career?

Max is super endearing with his over eager pickle and nowhere near the alpha a-hole he could be with all of his rippling muscles. Camryn is also endearing with all of her help and understanding about his pickle problems.

Hot pickle is funny because Max is so likeable, shy and just darn cute. Even with his pickle being he brunt of the jokes, their romance (which has lots of underlying steam) is a slow burn but you don’t notice because this book is just a ton of fun.

While Hot Pickle is interconnected to JJ’s other pickle books and even mentions her MMA characters, this is a complete standalone and you do not have to have read any of the other books to completely enjoy this one.

Synopsis:

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 very first contest. And winning requires more than killer workouts and 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, Franklin 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 my best friend’s sister has 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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Blog Tour 2020, Contemporary Romance, New Releases, Year of Reviews - 2020

Blog Tour – Reckless Kiss by Tia Louise

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Reckless Love by Tia Louise is LIVE!

One sensual touch; one reckless kiss. They say stay away from him. I say try and stop me…

I love you too much to hate you…

Angelica Treviño was the most beautiful girl I’d ever seen.

I wanted to make her smile, but I had no idea when she did, she’d steal my heart.

Sunset eyes, waves of golden-brown hair, cute little butt…

I’m ready to meet the family and put a ring on it.

Instead, I’m on the wrong end of a gun, her older brother threatening to kill me.

It all started with a kiss…

Deacon Dring is a cocky rich boy with ocean-blue eyes, sexy brown hair, and a chiseled body.

Soft lips that melt my knees, that melt everything.

As a child, my family said he was bad.

They made me promise never to see him again.

But one touch of his hand, one reckless kiss, and I broke that vow…

Many times.

Now we’re adults, and the price of lying is more than I’m willing to pay.

They say we can’t be together. I say try and stop us.

(RECKLESS KISS is a stand-alone, forbidden, billionaire romance about two families who hate each other and the boy + girl who choose to love in spite of their violent past. No cheating. No cliffhanger.)

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Tia Louise is the USA Today bestselling, award-winning author of When We Touch, the “Bright Lights,” “One to Hold,” and “Dirty Players” series, and co-author of the #4 Amazon bestseller The Last Guy.

After being a teacher, a book editor, a journalist, and finally a magazine editor, she started writing love stories and never stopped.

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Release Day/New Release, Year in Releases - 2020

New Release – Stolen Heir by Sophie Lark

RELEASE BLITZ
Title: Stolen Heir
An Enemies-to-Lovers Mafia Romance
Series: Brutal Birthright #2
Author: Sophie Lark
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: August 12, 2020
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They Murdered My Father, So I Stole Their Daughter…

She’s my captive, my little ballerina who dances only for me.

Nessa is sweet and innocent. She doesn’t deserve any of this. But that’s how our world works – the wolves eat the lambs, no matter how gentle they may be.

I’ll use her to get my revenge. Unless I give in to my hunger first…

“Stolen Heir” is the dark and gothic second act of the “Brutal Birthright” series. It’s a stand-alone Enemies to Lovers Romance, complete with HEA and no cliffhangers. It contains blazing hot bedroom scenes for mature readers only!!!

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Sophie lives with her husband, two boys, and baby girl in the Rocky Mountain west. She writes intense, intelligent romance, with heroines who are strong and capable, and men who will do anything to capture their hearts.

She has a slight obsession with hiking, bodybuilding, and live comedy shows.  Her perfect day would be taking the kids to Harry Potter World, going dancing with Mr. Lark, then relaxing with a good book and a monster bag of salt and vinegar chips.

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Cover Reveal, New Adult, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Reforming Kent by Siobhan Davis

Release Date: October 23 
 
An enemies-to-lovers new adult romance from USA Today bestseller Siobhan Davis. 

 

Kent 
Rogue. Troublemaker. Bad Boy. Delinquent.
Everyone thinks they know who I am, but they know nothing.
And that’s how I prefer it.
Keeping my demons under lock and key is my only survival tactic.
Until she enters my life, turning it upside down.
She thinks she can fix me. That I can reform myself and redeem my sins.
But I’m beyond the point of saving.
And if she doesn’t let go, I’ll only drag her down this dark hole with me.

 

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I am a USA Today bestselling author and I write emotionally intense young adult and new adult fiction with swoon-worthy romance, complex characters, and tons of unexpected plot twists and turns that will have you flipping the pages beyond bedtime! 
My family will tell you I am little bit obsessive when it comes to reading and writing, and they aren’t wrong. I can rarely 
be found without my trusty Kindle, a paperback book, or my laptop somewhere close at hand.
Prior to becoming a full-time writer, I forged a successful corporate career in human resource management.
I reside in the Garden County of Ireland with my husband and two sons.
 
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Cover Reveal, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Looking to Score by Alley Ciz

🏈 The HOT cover for 𝙇𝙤𝙤𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙏𝙤 𝙎𝙘𝙤𝙧𝙚: #𝕌𝕠𝕗𝕁𝟙 by Alley Ciz is here! 🏈

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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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Alley Ciz is an indie author of Contemporary/New Adult, Rom-Com, Sports Romances.

She’s a stay at home mom to 3 amazing and crazy mini royals, a 95lb lab, and let’s face it on some days her hubby is her 4th kid… But to be fair she totally loves him a lot.

When she’s not corralling her crazy mini royals she can be found writing the stories the voices in her head tell her. Caffeine is a staple in her daily diet since she does most of her writing late at night when the rest of her house is asleep, usually with her trusty dog Buke (short for Beukeboom reluctantly named after a NY Ranger even though she’s a NJ Devils fan all the way. Is it any surprise she writes sports romances?

Pizza and mac-n-cheese are major food groups and she is a proud Potterhead and superhero buff.

She is a complete romance junkie and can always be found reading or listening to a book.

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Cover Reveal, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Shot in the Dark by Marie James

🔥🔥 COVER REVEAL 🔥🔥

The book you have been waiting for… Shot in the Dark by Marie James releases September 17th. This is Wren’s story!

Cover created by Najla Qamber Designs

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As an IT expert and hacker extraordinaire, Wren Nelson is no stranger to discovering all sorts of secrets online.

He’s a warrior…when he’s behind his computer, that is.

And awkward at best in social situations.

His long hours with Blackbridge Security don’t really provide many opportunities to go out and meet people.

So what is he supposed to do when a wrong delivery—a questionably large box of bedroom toys—ends up in his hands instead of its intended target?

Online stalking has always been his go-to to accumulate information on people, but only seeing Whitney through digital displays isn’t enough. Approaching her doesn’t seem like the best plan either.

What he doesn’t know is that this woman is possibly the only one in existence able to give him a run for his money.

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Marie James is a USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary romance. She’s book boyfriend crazy, the mother of two rowdy boys, and a wife of 15+ years. She’s obsessed with tacos, otters, and FunCo Pops figures. Born, raised, and still living in central Texas, Marie spends most of her time locked away writing and reading.

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