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Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, Year of Reviews - 2020

Review – Defenseman No. 9 by Xavier Neal

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Defenseman No. 9; The Hockey Gods #4 
(A standalone within a series)

by: Xavier Neal

Review Rating:

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Xavier Neal is a new author for me and while this is the fourth book in the series, I had mixed feelings while reading this particular book.

As far as the story between the two main characters, Hugo and Crash, when the main focus of the story was between them, I really enjoyed how they connected and their love story played out.

Hugo is the defenseman both on the ice and has natural instincts to defend and protect everyone in his life off the ice as well. When his friendship with his long time friend, Crash, develops into something more, his natural instincts to protect Crash from everyone and everything, even his own feelings. It also allows Crash to take advantage of their long time friendship when Hugo doesn’t know how to express his feelings.

Navigating their new found roles from friends to lovers takes a new skill set and they both have to work at it, but it’s something that Crash has never had to do. While he loves Hugo as a friend, loving someone as more is something he’s never done.

Again, I loved watching these two men figure out their feelings for each other, so the part that I had mixed feelings over was the continual insertion of outside forces. I typically love quirky secondary characters, but this book was flooded with them which left too much time in between Hugo and Crash time. This is my opinion and doesn’t reflect the author’s writing in any way, it is just a preference of mine.

If you love hockey and you love two men finding their love for one another, then Defensemen No. 9 might be for you.

 

Synopsis:

The next installment in the Hockey Romance series featuring everyone’s favorite Defenseman Hugo Rhinehart.

*Please note that this will be an M/M novel

(Official Synopsis and Cover Reveal to be revealed at a later date)

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Release Day/New Release, Year in Releases - 2020

New Release – Merciless King by Ellie Jean

RELEASE BLITZ
Title: Merciless King
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: Ellie Jean
Genre:Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 29, 2020

Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward’s New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.

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I’m Chuck Sansone.
Cocky, arrogant and the best boxer in the world. I’m a part-time building maintenance guy for Dexter Truitt and now his newest project.
It’s been the same structured routine for years: training, working and fighting. But with Dex behind me, someone who can see my end goal and believes in me, I know this is my time.
Finally…
I will fight for the heavyweight world boxing title.
Nothing will stop this from happening.
Not my team.
Not my friends.
Not the Mafia.
Not the headstrong, desirable, gorgeous blonde bombshell- Caroline.
Certainly not the deadly intruder in my life or the unwanted revelation that will change my life forever.
Blackmail won’t work either.
But who do I trust?
Loyalties and people will be broken if I’m to continue with my life ambition of being Heavy Weight Champion of the world.
I hope the selfish destruction I cause will be worth it.

A work based on the book Mister Moneybags in the Cocky book series by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward.


GOODREADS LINK:https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/52928694-merciless-king


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AUTHOR BIO

I’m a best selling Amazon author and I write suspense, erotic and contemporary romance novels. I have been inspired by many romance authors over the years. 
My busy life consists of my everyday job and looking after my 3 boys and husband. In my ‘spare’ time I like to try and do some writing.
I love cooking especially desserts and anything chocolate. I am a self confessed chocoholic!
I also love making craft, painting, drawing, cross stitch and calligraphy. But there isn’t much time for these at the moment.
Sometimes I just love to grab a cup of tea and read a hot romance novel and have some peace and quiet.


AUTHOR LINKS

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/EllieJeanAuthor
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COCKY HERO CLUB

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New Release – Power Couple by Laramie Briscoe

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Title: Power Couple
Series: Nashvegas #1
Author: Laramie Briscoe
Genre: Rockstar Romance
Release Date: November 29, 2020
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Everett James Thompson 

I’ve been in the spotlight since I was born, thanks to my famous parents. Reaper and Harmony have been the gold standard when it comes to celebrity love stories. It’s hard to be in that shadow, to live up to that precedent. 

Which is why I stopped trying when my band, Grey Skies hit the big time. 

But when I go to Vegas to support my Mom, in her new residency, I have absolutely no idea I’ll leave Vegas with a new pop-star wife. 

Brianna Jenkins 

As one of the top pop-stars in the world right now, I don’t have time for anything. Much less love, or even a night out. 

When my best friend surprises me with tickets to the sold-out Harmony Stewart show in Vegas on my one off weekend of the month, I’m beyond excited. Especially when we find out our seats are next to her family. Harboring a crush on her oldest son added with a few more drinks than I normally have equals consequences neither one of us bargained for. 

The next morning, I’m no longer Brianna Jenkins, pop star. 

I’m Brianna Thompson, member of the new power couple, about to take the world by storm. 

Whether I want to, or not. 


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AUTHOR BIO

Laramie Briscoe is the best-selling author of the Heaven Hill Series & the Rockin’ Country Series.

Since self-publishing her first book in May of 2013, Laramie Briscoe has published over 10 books. She’s appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling E-books Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, Kobo, and Barnes & Noble. She’s been called “a very young Maya Banks” (Amazon reviewer) and her books have been accused of being “sexy, family-oriented, romances with heart”.

When she’s not writing alpha males who seriously love their women, she loves spending time with friends, reading, and marathoning shows on her DVR. Married to her high school sweetheart, Laramie lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband (the Travel Coordinator) and a sometimes crazy cat named Beau.


AUTHOR LINKS

Website: http://www.laramiebriscoe.net
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New Release – Arrogant Arrival by Gail Haris

RELEASE BLITZ
Title: Arrogant Arrival
A Cocky Hero Club Novel
Author: Gail Haris
Genre:Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 29, 2020

Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward are excited to bring you the Cocky Hero Club: original works from various authors inspired by Keeland and Ward’s New York Times bestselling Cocky Bastard series.

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Jolene is done with pilots. She’s better than just another quick lay-over. But dating is difficult with her chaotic schedule in and out of airport terminals and hotel rooms all around the world. She’s tired of watching couples fly off to romantic destinations and families spending vacations together. However, she doesn’t plan to be a flight attendant forever. She just doesn’t know what she wants to do yet. One thing she does know is that she certainly doesn’t want to do that arrogant Greek bastard Jim.

Dimitrios “Jim” Georgakopolous is a contract pilot who loves his job — who wouldn’t when you can pick and choose your own schedule and destination? When a flight cancelation turns into the best layover of his life, he suddenly finds he doesn’t want to leave the arms of a certain dark-haired beauty named Jolene. Unfortunately, the storm that stranded them both there compare little to Jolene’s rage when she finds out he’s pilot.

Jim never expected to find his airport tryst again…and Jolene certainly didn’t expect to be the stewardess on the same plane that Jim’s traveling on to Greece. Will this be a twist of fate or a modern-day Greek tragedy? 


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AUTHOR BIO

She was born and raised in a small town in Southeast Missouri. After graduating with a degree in Mass Communications, Gail married her high school sweetheart and moved back to her hometown.

She’s been on many adventures traveling across America and Europe. But her favorite adventures are the ones where she gets lost in a book.

Her love for reading and traveling led her to attend book conventions. Those conventions gave her the encouragement she needed to combine her passion for creativity and storytelling. Using coffee and her imagination, she loves writing contemporary romances that blend laughter and true love out of every day chaos. She writes in a variety of genres including, romantic comedy, romantic suspense, and new adult/ coming of age romance.

She debuted her first novel Worth a Shot, a steamy romantic comedy with a twist of suspense, in January 2020. Gail has hit the ground running and writing since. In her first year as a published author, she also released a new adult romantic suspense series – The Randalls, a three book series that follows the struggles of the Randall siblings. She also joined other author worlds such as: Corinne Michaels’ Salvation Society, K. Bromberg’s Every Day Heroes, and Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward’s Cocky Hero Club.

When Gail isn’t day dreaming in front of her computer, she’s busy raising her two daughters with her husband, who has the patience of a saint. She loves traveling with her family, binge watching television series with her husband, singing Disney songs with her daughters, and having huge family and friends get-togethers that involve lots of food and usually a cake. 

She hopes by following her own dream of becoming an author, she can set an example to her daughters that dreams can become a reality. Maybe she can encourage you, too.

Never stop believing in love, dreams, and yourself. And coffee…don’t give up on coffee and books.


AUTHOR LINKS

Website: https://gailharis.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorgailharis
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2262583704056800
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Twitter: https://twitter.com/GailHaris
Book+Main: https://bookandmainbites.com/GailHaris
Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/gail-haris
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/19815494.Gail_Haris
Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Gail-Haris/e/B083H58XCB
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Blog Master List: https://bit.ly/GailMasterList


COCKY HERO CLUB

Website: http://www.cockyheroclub.com
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Dark Romance, Release Day/New Release, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year in Releases - 2020, Year of Reviews - 2020

New Release – THE SAINTHOOD: The Complete Series By Siobhan Davis

Release Date: November 29
A complete dark romance trilogy from USA Today bestselling author Siobhan Davis. Contains an EXCLUSIVE BONUS NOVELLA set twelve years after the end of Reign.

 

Everything changed the night my dad died.

The night I met Saint, Galen, Caz, and Theo.
Those manipulative a-holes set out to ruin me after our hot night together, but they didn’t realize you can’t destroy something that’s already broken. And it only works if the victim cares.
Which I don’t.
Because I’ve been in hell for years, and nothing penetrates the steel walls I’ve erected.

 

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Meet Siobhan Davis
 
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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Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, Year of Reviews - 2020

Review – The Best of Us by Kennedy Fox

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The Best of Us; Love in Isolation #2 
(A standalone within a series)

by: Kennedy Fox

Review Rating:

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

There was a sweet comfort to this snowed-in together story. Like a cheesy Hallmark movie, but with the heat turned up ten thousand degrees.

These two souls, Ryan and Kendall, have avoided each other most of their lives, only interacting when necessary, but even then with contempt. As much as Ryan’s sister and Kendall’s best friend, Cami wished they got along, it never happened, but it was most likely due to mutual attraction that both denied having to one another.

However, now that both Ryan and Kendall are trapped in a cabin with no rescue in sight they are forced to not only co-exist together, but for the first time ever they are forced to be truthful about their feelings for each other.

Ryan and Kendall have tons of chemistry and they have zero problems once their clothes are removed. This story is hot!! Where they begin to doubt one another is after the hormones calm down. They have insecurities and doubts, just like the rest of the world, about what will happen once they leave the cabin. Can they survive long term? How will things work outside their bubble?

The Best of Us is mega hot, but also contains a super sweet story about two people just as messed up as the rest of us. Another Kennedy Fox hit!

Synopsis:

What happens when the biggest blizzard of the year hits and you’re trapped in a cabin with your best friend’s brother? You take every opportunity to spend time together and make him fall in love with you.

The Best of Us is a best friend’s brother, opposites attract, and snowed-in together standalone romance.

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