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Review – A Very Friendly Valentine’s Day by Kayley Loring

ย A Very Friendly Valentine’s Dayย 
(An interconnected standalone)

by: Kayley Loring

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Kayley Loring’s books always make me smile and my heart glow! In her newest book, A Very Friendly Valentine’s Day, Birdie and Eddie are pure joy swirled together in steamy heat, which make this a perfect blend of reading happiness!!

Eddie and Birdie have been friends since college, but how do you move beyond the friendzone when they’ve both been placed firmly in that friend spot for six years? When push comes to shove, or more accurately, a nip-slip and froner leads to a cross country travel plan with close quarters, perhaps this is the opportunity they didn’t even know they’ve been waiting for.

It wasn’t exactly a planned Valentine’s trip to NY between the two of them, but they both happened to be headed there for Valentine’s Day. With Eddie set to meet his online girlfriend for the first time and Birdie for a Tedx talk, it just made sense for the best friends to travel together, right? The only problem is that Birdie is terrified and refuses to fly, so Eddie changes his flight to travel by train, so he can keep a close eye on Birdie and make sure she gets to NY safely.ย  It just never occurred to either of them just how small the quarters would be on the “love train” set for NY from California. Will this make things awkward, especially after nip-slip/froner-gate. Never, they are friends after all and nothing will ever change that.

There is so much to love about this book. The texts and VM’s between Birdie and Eddie are absolutely priceless and then the section with Valentine poetry is just down right adorable. Smiling and melting to mush through the entire book, this is one of the best friend to lover stories I’ve had the pleasure of reading. Big hearts, so much love, and googly eyes over this love story from start to finish.

Synopsis:

๐—š๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ!

EDDIE:ย Cancel your dinky little roomette on the train. Iโ€™m booking us two of the big bedroom suites.

BIRDIE:ย Iโ€™ll cancel it AFTER youโ€™ve booked the other sleeper rooms. And reimburse you.

EDDIE:ย Donโ€™t worry about it. Just cancel your tickets. I got this. Round trip. Iโ€™m on the Amtrak website right now.

BIRDIE:ย You donโ€™t have to leave NYC when I do! Youโ€™ll hardly be able to spend any time with your Instagram girlfriend that you’ve never met!

EDDIE:ย Itโ€™s fine. Sheโ€™ll be fine with it. Cancel your tickets.

BIRDIE:ย You arenโ€™t going to stop texting me until Iโ€™ve canceled them, are you?

EDDIE:ย Damn right Iโ€™m not. Just do it. You can thank me later.

***

EDDIE:ย Um. Did you cancel your tickets?

BIRDIE:ย Yes, Edward. I canceled them.

EDDIE:ย Okay, because it turns out they only had one Family Bedroom from LA to Chicago. But the good news is I booked it for us. Itโ€™s the biggest room they had. The bad news is I booked it for us. And itโ€™s the only sleeper room they have left now.

EDDIE:ย In related news, there was also only one room left from Chicago to New York.

EDDIE:ย Hands up if youโ€™re excited! *man raising hand emoji*

BIRDIE:ย I am so mad at you right now.

***

BIRDIE:ย Iโ€™ve compiled a list of ground rules re shared train bedroom. Check your email, please read carefully, and refer to it again on the ninth of February. Thank you.

EDDIE:ย *nerd face emoji* Received. I have some notes.

๐—” ๐—ฉ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฉ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ’๐˜€ ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ž๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ž๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ป๐—น๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฐ๐˜๐—ต! Audiobook releases in February, narrated by Connor Crais and Mackenzie Cartwright, featuring Dane Anderson.

๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ-๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†!

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Blog Tour – Riot Rules by Callie Hart

๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–คย  โ„๐•†๐•‹ โ„•๐”ผ๐•Ž โ„๐”ผ๐•ƒ๐”ผ๐”ธ๐•Š๐”ผ ๐Ÿ–ค๐Ÿ–ค

๐‘๐ข๐จ๐ญ ๐‘๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ž๐ฌ ๐›๐ฒ ๐‚๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐ž ๐‡๐š๐ซ๐ญ ๐ข๐ฌ ๐‹๐ˆ๐•๐„ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐…๐‘๐„๐„ ๐ฐ๐ข๐ญ๐ก ๐Š๐ข๐ง๐๐ฅ๐ž ๐”๐ง๐ฅ๐ข๐ฆ๐ข๐ญ๐ž๐!

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CARRIE

๐˜๐จ๐ฎ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ค ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ค๐ง๐จ๐ฐ ๐ฆ๐ž, ๐›๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎโ€™๐ซ๐ž ๐ฐ๐ซ๐จ๐ง๐ .

You look at me and see Carrie, the girl with the wild hair and the wild clothes.

Reliable Carrie. Friendly. Quirky. Perhaps a little strange.

What do you really know about me, though?

The details of my past are up for debate.

Iโ€™ve been careful to hide my sins, and even more careful to follow the rules.

I do as Iโ€™m told. I keep to myself. I donโ€™t mess around with boys, and Iโ€™m always ready to run.

At least thatโ€™s what I tell myself, anyway.

Since I met him, Iโ€™ve broken every single rule in the book.

Heโ€™s impossible. Arrogant. Terrifying.

If Iโ€™m not careful, Wolf Hallโ€™s golden boy will do more than make me break the rules. Heโ€™ll wind up breaking me.

DASH

๐…๐ข๐ซ๐ฌ๐ญ, ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐ก๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐ฆ๐ž, ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐ก๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฆ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฐ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ฆ๐ž. ๐“๐ก๐š๐ญโ€™๐ฌ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐ข๐ญ ๐š๐ฅ๐ฐ๐š๐ฒ๐ฌ ๐ ๐จ๐ž๐ฌ.

Iโ€™m the smart one. The charming one. The guy with the accent that makes girls go weak at the knees. As a resident of Riot House, Iโ€™m destined to rule Wolf Hall. Doesnโ€™t matter where you come from. How much money you have. What your future holds. Cross the path of a Riot House Boy and youโ€™re guaranteed to pay the price.

The girl isnโ€™t special. Sheโ€™s just another cog, turning in the wheel. So why, then, am I protecting her? And why am I keeping her a secret?

Call me a monster.

Call me a fiend.

Call me reprehensible.

๐‚๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐ฆ๐ž ๐‹๐จ๐ซ๐ ๐ƒ๐š๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐‹๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ญ๐ญ ๐ˆ๐•.

*๐‘…๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘ก ๐‘…๐‘ข๐‘™๐‘’๐‘  ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘˜ ๐‘ก๐‘ค๐‘œ ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐ถ๐‘Ÿ๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘˜๐‘’๐‘‘ ๐‘†๐‘–๐‘›๐‘›๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘  ๐‘†๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘’๐‘ . ๐ผ๐‘ก ๐‘–๐‘  ๐‘Ž ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘š๐‘๐‘™๐‘’๐‘ก๐‘’ 145,000 ๐‘ค๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘‘ ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ๐‘ฆ ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘Ž๐‘ก ๐‘๐‘Ž๐‘› ๐‘๐‘’ ๐‘Ÿ๐‘’๐‘Ž๐‘‘ ๐‘Ž๐‘  ๐‘Ž ๐‘ ๐‘ก๐‘Ž๐‘›๐‘‘๐‘Ž๐‘™๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘’, ๐‘œ๐‘Ÿ ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘›๐‘—๐‘ข๐‘›๐‘๐‘ก๐‘–๐‘œ๐‘› ๐‘ค๐‘–๐‘กโ„Ž ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘œ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’๐‘Ÿ ๐‘๐‘œ๐‘œ๐‘˜๐‘  ๐‘–๐‘› ๐‘กโ„Ž๐‘’ ๐‘ ๐‘’๐‘Ÿ๐‘–๐‘’๐‘ .

โ˜†Start the โ„‚๐•ฃ๐• ๐• ๐•œ๐•–๐•• ๐•Š๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•Ÿ๐•–๐•ฃ๐•ค ๐•Š๐•–๐•ฃ๐•š๐•–๐•ค today. Read free in KU:

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If she’s not writing, you’ll undoubtedly find her with her nose buried deep in a book, hiking a mountain, or trying to perfect her downward-facing dog.

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Blog Tour – The Start of Someday by Jillian Liota

Today we have the release week blitz of Jillian Liotaโ€™s The Start of Someday! Check out this gorgeous new romance and be sure to get your copy today!

Title: The Start of Someday

Author: Jillian Liota

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About The Start of Someday:

ABBY FULLER wants to have a little fun. Sure, she wants a relationshipโ€ฆ someday. But for now, a little heat is exactly what the cold weather calls for. Breaking her own rules, she tumbles into bed with a handsome tourist passing through townโ€ฆonly to find him standing in her living room the following day.

 

JACKSON PAGE is only in town for business. He isnโ€™t expecting a sexy little something with the woman who hits on him at the bar, and he definitely isnโ€™t expecting her to be the younger sister of the friend heโ€™s visiting. Clearly, nothing more can happen between themโ€ฆno matter how good they are together.

 

But stolen moments and the magic of the holidays make it seemingly impossible for Abby and Jackson to ignore one very real truth: maybe their one night together could be the start of something more.

 

A steamy holiday novella set in the Cedar Point series.

 

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Excerpt:

โ€œI bet you could bounce a quarter off that ass.โ€

A snort from my left has me turning to look at my best friend, and I canโ€™t help but grin at the look of complete exasperation on her face.

โ€œWhat?โ€ I ask, trying to appear as innocent as possible. โ€œItโ€™s true. You know it is.โ€ Then I return my gaze to the absolutely fantabulous buns that caught my eye in the first place. โ€œI meanโ€ฆjust look at it.โ€

โ€œThanks, but Iโ€™ll pass.โ€

Rolling my eyes at Briarโ€™s inability to play with me about this, I continue my attempts at persuasion. โ€œOh, come on. Having your own boyfriend doesnโ€™t mean you canโ€™t objectively objectify someone else. Youโ€™re dating, not blind,โ€ I say, nudging her obnoxiously with my elbow.

Briar narrows her eyes and lets out a long sigh, then finally shoots a quick glance in the direction Iโ€™ve been blatantly staring at for the past minute or two.

โ€œIโ€™d give it a solid six out of ten,โ€ she finally says.

My eyes widen, and I seriously begin to wonder if we should just end our friendship right now becauseโ€ฆwhat?

โ€œWhat?โ€ I say, and not quietly. โ€œThat is justโ€ฆcompletely false. His ass is at least a nine, easy.โ€

Briar scrunches her nose and gives her head a little shake. โ€œMmmmm, those buns arenโ€™t for me.โ€

I look back at the man in question, trying to understand how in the hell we can have such differing opinions.

This guy is built like a linebacker. Tall and muscular and broad in a way that says he can pick a girl up and toss her over his shoulder. Iโ€™ve always wondered what something like that would be like, and I bite my lip, enjoying the way he shifts to dig his wallet out of his back pocket.

โ€œYou could not be more wrong,โ€ is all I say, finally refocusing all my attention on her. โ€œBut I can manage to forgive you, just this once.โ€

Briar snorts again and takes another sip of her wine.

I guess I shouldnโ€™t be surprised that her eyes can no longer acknowledge other sexy men considering the fact that sheโ€™s finally ditched the old asshat and found the man of her dreams. Now that sheโ€™s all swoony in love, even managing to get her to take a look at Sexy Buns Guy should be considered a success in and of itself. Now, she only has eyes for one man.

 

About Jillian Liota:

Jillian Liota is a new author writing contemporary romance and new adult fiction. She lives in Kailua, Hawaiiโ€ฏwith her amazing husband, 2 cats, and 3-legged pup.โ€ฏ

She is the author of the new adult romance novelโ€ฏThe Keeper, which focuses on a female college soccer goalie, as well as the follow up novella,โ€ฏKeep Away.โ€ฏHer newest release,โ€ฏLike You Mean It, is in the contemporary romance genre and has a more mature voice, as it follows a pregnant mother finding love in a new town. The next novel in theโ€ฏLike You Series,โ€ฏLike You Want It, will be published in Spring 2019

She has a masterโ€™s in Higher Education and Student Affairs, and she is passionate about all things improvement, development and organization.

Sheโ€™s also a big fan of taking walks with her husband and dog Maia, reading romance (obviously), watching a handful of horrible reality TV shows, and exploring the island she calls home. Check out herโ€ฏContactโ€ฏpage for more information on how to connect.

 

 

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Cover Reveal – A Very Friendly Valentine’s Day by Kayley Loring

๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’‹ ๐‘ฏ๐‘ถ๐‘ป ๐‘ช๐‘ถ๐‘ฝ๐‘ฌ๐‘น ๐‘น๐‘ฌ๐‘ฝ๐‘ฌ๐‘จ๐‘ณ ๐Ÿ’‹ ๐Ÿ’œ

๐—” ๐—ฉ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ฉ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ’๐˜€ ๐——๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ฏ๐˜† ๐—ž๐—ฎ๐˜†๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—Ÿ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ž๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—น๐—ฒ ๐—จ๐—ป๐—น๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฐ๐˜๐—ต! ๐—š๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ณ๐—ฎ๐—น๐—น ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ!
๐—ฃ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ-๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†!

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Cover model: Sergio Carvajal

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BLURB

EDDIE: Cancel your dinky little roomette on the train. Iโ€™m booking us two of the big bedroom suites.

BIRDIE: Iโ€™ll cancel it AFTER youโ€™ve booked the other sleeper rooms. And reimburse you.

EDDIE: Donโ€™t worry about it. Just cancel your tickets. I got this. Round trip. Iโ€™m on the Amtrak website right now.

BIRDIE: You donโ€™t have to leave NYC when I do! Youโ€™ll hardly be able to spend any time with your Instagram girlfriend that you’ve never met!

EDDIE: Itโ€™s fine. Sheโ€™ll be fine with it. Cancel your tickets.

BIRDIE: You arenโ€™t going to stop texting me until Iโ€™ve canceled them, are you?

EDDIE: Damn right Iโ€™m not. Just do it. You can thank me later.

***

EDDIE: Um. Did you cancel your tickets?

BIRDIE: Yes, Edward. I canceled them.

EDDIE: Okay, because it turns out they only had one Family Bedroom from LA to Chicago. But the good news is I booked it for us. Itโ€™s the biggest room they had. The bad news is I booked it for us. And itโ€™s the only sleeper room they have left now.

EDDIE: In related news, there was also only one room left from Chicago to New York.

EDDIE: Hands up if youโ€™re excited! *man raising hand emoji*

BIRDIE: I am so mad at you right now.

***

BIRDIE: Iโ€™ve compiled a list of ground rules re shared train bedroom. Check your email, please read carefully, and refer to it again on the ninth of February. Thank you.

EDDIE: *nerd face emoji* Received. I have some notes.

Audiobook releases in February, narrated by Connor Crais and Mackenzie Cartwright, featuring Dane Anderson

 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Before writing steamy romantic comedy novels, Kayley Loring got a BFA in creative writing from a Canadian university and had a fifteen-year career as a screenwriter in Los Angeles (under a different name). She mostly wrote PG-13 family comedies that studios would pay her lots of money for and then never make into movies. In 2017 she decided to move to the Pacific Northwest and write about all the fun stuff that she wasn’t allowed to write about in those PG-13 scripts. Now sheโ€™s breathing cleaner air and writing dirtier words. Itโ€™s an adjustment sheโ€™s happily getting used to.

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New Release – Tempted by Ava Harrison

Tempted by Ava Harrison is now live!

Unemployed. Check. 
Zero prospects. Check. 
An eviction notice in hand. Check. 
Life in shambles? Check. Check. Check. 

Desperate to avoid living on my sister’s couch, I took a job in the one place I shouldn’t. 
That’s where I first saw him. 

Drew Lawson. 
Elusive bad boy.
Owner of the hottest club in the city. 
And apparently my new boss. 

Temptation comes in many forms. 
For me, it’s the way he looks at me. 
The way he feels.
He’s my addiction.
My secret.

I know I should keep my distance. 
I could lose everything–even myself. 
But I can’t.

And neither can he.

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Ava Harrison is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author.
When she’s not journaling her life, you can find her window shopping, cooking dinner for her family, or curled up on her couch reading a book.
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