Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Year of Reviews - 2020

Review -Lilac by B.B. Reid

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(A standalone)

by: B.B. Reid

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I was turning page after page late into the night. This is a big book and unfortunately I had to put it down as the morning hours drew near, but I hated to stop! I loved reading the journey that not only Braxton was beginning with her life, but how each member of the band was adjusting to her stepping into their lives.

Braxton Fawn is a unique character. You’ll find that she is a great fit for each member of Bound and therein lies some of the underlying tension of this book. These three guys; Houston, Loren, and Jericho, are not exactly accepting of a new member of their band. They are barely talking to one another much less accepting a new band member or at the point of sharing a woman. They are riddled with issues and secrets, but I’ll leave that for you to discover, however, the big question is…could Braxton be the one that ties them all together or put the final nail in their friendship coffin?

Bound may have been started by three best friends, but it is barely being held together by the threads of the contract that they have to fulfill. When Braxton joins them for their current tour she is attracted to all three of them, they are rock gods afterall, but to have the attraction reciprocated was something she didn’t expect. Their pursuit of her attention becomes relentless and she isn’t sure if she is just the new toy they use to irritate one another or if their feelings are genuine. She does her best to keep them at arm’s length, but it becomes harder the more they dig under her skin and the more time they spend secluded on the tour bus.

Loren James, Bound’s bass player, has zero filter and the band member who is the most predictable to be unpredictable. He lets Braxton know right out of the gates that he wants her, but therein lies the problem. You don’t know if what is coming from his mouth is truth or complete BS. While he is the life of the party, he is also the one to instantly break your heart. I loved Loren’s boundless energy, zero filter and instant way he jumped into any situation, but there were times I also wanted to kick him in the balls. He is a diva, funny as he**, but watch your heart, Lo may just steal it.

Jericho Noble comes across as this quiet, sweet guy, but he’s a man who unleashes his intense anger and secrets upon his drums. That intensity transfers into the bedroom, so remember the saying…watch out for the quiet ones. When Braxton joins the mix he uses his quiet friendship to bring her quickly to his side, but Rich’s intensity may just have the power to slay her heart and yours.

Houston Morrow may be the leader and complete control freak of the group, but his brooding, ultra controlling self watches everything and Braxton doesn’t escape his scrutiny. Every group needs someone to take the heat, round up the herd of cats so to say, and thankfully this group has Houston. As much as my feelings wavered throughout the story regarding him, I think I grew to love and respect Houston the most.

What I loved about Lilac is that it focused on their ever evolving relationship. Their emotions and their struggle of how to navigate their changing foursome was ever present to what was going on around them. Sharing was new and they didn’t jump in with high expectations and hormones flying. They were very aware that they lived in the public eye and that there were lots of people involved. Yes, the story was hot, it was everything you’d want in a RH, but it was also realistic in dealing with the aftermath when the sheets cooled down and life set in.

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I, Braxton Fawn, am the luckiest girl alive.
Or so the world keeps telling me.
Every so often, gods walk the earth. This time they came as musicians. When Bound loses its lead guitarist, yours truly is chosen to fill his shoes. From dive bars to the big stage, my instant claim to fame is nothing short of a fairytale. The only problem?
My new bandmates.
Jaded, gorgeous, and ridiculously talented—they’re determined to turn my dream into a nightmare. It’s no secret I wasn’t their first choice. I wasn’t even their last. The label wants a new image, Bound wants me gone, but I’ve got my own agenda.
To succeed I have to survive a world tour, public scrutiny, and idols turned enemies. But the biggest threat of all isn’t a meticulous frontman, a narcissistic bassist, and a drummer with too many secrets.
It’s me.
Somehow, I must resist the temptation of Houston Morrow, Loren James, and Jericho Noble.
It seemed easy enough when I boarded their tour bus, but it only took one city for the lines we’d drawn to blur.
Only ninety-nine more to go.

Lilac is a contemporary rockstar romance, reverse harem romance and complete standalone.


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Cover Reveal – Play You by Tracy Lorraine

Title: Play You
Series: Rebel Ink #4
Author: Tracy Lorraine
Genre:Contemporary Romance
Cover Photo: Wander Aguiar
Model: Jonny James
Release Date: December 17, 2020

I hated to play her…

But she left me no choice with her betrayal.

Star-crossed lovers doesn’t even begin to describe what happened seventeen years ago when I fell for the one girl I shouldn’t have.

The forbidden. Our rival. My enemy.

Piper Collins.

She was perfect, despite her family name. Too good to be true… too bad she was a snitch.

Planted to infiltrate our club.

I guess ripping my heart out was just a bonus.

And when the truth was discovered, she and her family were dealt with in the only way my father knew.

I buried my feelings, knowing I’d never see her again.

But as I try to set my daughter on a new path, I walk straight into my past and find myself face to face with her.

She played me, and it was time for payback.

Because now, I have a game.

And she’s the perfect pawn.





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Cover Reveal – Silver Lining by Skye Warren

New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren has revealed the cover for Silver Lining!

Releasing: December 15, 2020

Elijah North has survived starvation and torture. Now he faces his darkest challenge: the possibility of life without Holly Frank. The woman he loves hangs in the balance. The family he found mourns in the distance. And the future he built crumbles in the wind.

SILVER LINING is the final book in Elijah and Holly’s story!

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New Release – Defenseman No. 9 by Xavier Neal


DEFENSEMAN NO. 9 (The Hockey Gods Series #4) by Xavier Neal
Release Date: December 3rd

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Once upon a time, the Vlasta Vipers hockey team was so incredible — on and off the ice — they were almost mythical.

Back then, they were the undefeated conquerors of the rink.

Coveted prizes for Puck Bunnies.

Their reputation was ironclad until the wrong skates landed on the wrong feet.

Wanted titles suddenly became dreams instead of reality, while the spotlight only seemed to capture their continued failures.
Puck Bunnies…well, they never stopped treasuring that particular stick no matter what the rankings were.
It took several years, a new no nonsense head coach, and a group of players willing to work harder than they could even comprehend to grab back the notoriety.
But they did.
And just because it’s summer doesn’t mean the city is done watching or caring about them.
Hugo Rhinehart, the team’s most famous defenseman – due to his enormous size and impressively stoic nature – is very aware of this, thanks to tickets to see him play in the volunteer league being repeatedly sold out.
As long as the attention is focused on his performance and not who he’s sleeping with, he’ll be fine.
As long as the crowd is more concerned about his hockey crew’s off-season shenanigans and not about the overdramatic ones of his best friend-turned boyfriend, he’ll cope.
As long as the gossip is about who he physically hurt in his jersey and not who’s emotionally hurting him, he’ll survive.
Will this big burly defenseman be able to defend his hard-earned position in both sports and romance, or will he have to give up the love of the game to keep the love of his life?

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Xavier Neal is a best-selling romance author who enjoys hopping from sub genre to sub genre like a game of Hopscotch she can’t resist.

In between writing, she loves to read (everything from romance to self improvement books), watch movies (old and new), eat too much Tex-Mex (her Chuy’s t-shirt collection is out of control), and watch AHL hockey games LIVE (preferably against the glass whenever possible).

She currently resides happily in Texas with her bearded husband “Lumberjack”.

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New Release – The Revenge Pact by Ilsa Madden-Mills

The Revenge Pact kicks off an all-new series, The Kings of Football, with an emotional and super-charged new adult standalone romance from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills is available now!

River Tate is a god on campus. The king of football. A tattooed bad boy with gunmetal eyes that see right through you. The only chink in his armor is her, the girl he pretends doesn’t exist, the forbidden one with the shy smile and lavender hair.

Anastasia Bailey is a nobody. The queen of nothing. An outsider with the face of an angel and a body made for sin. The only chink in her armor is him, her boyfriend’s frat brother, the football player who hates her.

But when Anastasia’s life crashes down, River’s the one who sweeps in and picks up the pieces. Torn between loyalty, lies, and secrets, he battles the temptation to take everything from her when they make their revenge pact.

He can’t tell her no. Because revenge (or love) is sweet, and once you get a taste, the craving never ends.

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About Ilsa Madden-Mills Wall Street Journal, New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Ilsa Madden-Mills is best known for her angsty new adult romances and romantic comedies.

Eight of her eleven novels have placed in the Amazon Top 10 Best-seller List: Dirty English #1; Fake Fiancée and I Dare You #2; I Bet You, Filthy English, and Very Bad Things #6; Boyfriend Bargain #8; The Last Guy, her collaboration with Tia Louise, #4.

A former high school English teacher, she adores all things Pride and Prejudice, and of course, Mr. Darcy is her ultimate hero.

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Best-selling authors Ilsa Madden-Mills, Meghan Quinn and Adriana Locke,deliver three stand-alone romances about college football players finding true love while on the verge of losing everything.

THE ROMANTIC PACT by Meghan Quinn Release Date: December 10th

Synopsis: I haven’t seen her in three years.

I haven’t talked to her since the kiss.

So why am I on a plane, flying across the world to spend a week with her in Germany?

One word: Pops.

My life’s a mess. My possible football career is hanging on by a thread. I’m driving the roads of Germany in honor of Pops with the one girl I can never have. And I’m sharing a bed with her, the girl I’ve measured everyone else up to, while desperately trying to not to touch her.

We made a pact growing up, never to get romantic with each other – never fall in love.

And I’m about to break that pact. For good.


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THE RELATIONSHIP PACT by Adriana Locke Release Date: December 17th

Synopsis How hard can it be?

That was the question rolling around Larissa Mason’s mind just before she asked Hollis Hudson to be her fake boyfriend.

It was only supposed to be for five minutes, after all.

Granted, that was also before she felt his hand on the small of her back as he charmed the heck out of her family.

She hadn’t heard his laugh yet either.

And it was definitely before she saw the football god shirtless. Otherwise, she would’ve had an idea of just how hard some things could be.

It turns out that pretending to be in love with a crazily handsome, somewhat enigmatic, and absolutely unforgettable tight end (that has an amazing tight end) is easy.

Reminding herself that just because opposites attract doesn’t mean they’re forever is much harder.

What they have isn’t love—it’s a relationship pact. Right?

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