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Book Reviews, RomCom, Year of Reviews - 2022

Review – Scrooging Christmas by Sarah Ready

Scrooging Christmas; A Soul Mates in Romeo #7
(Standalone within an interconnected series)

Publication Date: October 18, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Holiday/Grumpy-Sunshine/Romantic Comedy

Author: Sarah Ready

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
If the Farrelly Brothers made a Christmas romantic comedy it would be this story. Scrooging Christmas is full of wacky moments, but it then fills the heart with a lot of Christmas magic.

Gabe Cavanaugh is lacking Christmas spirit. Although that is putting it mildly. He is a bit of a scrooge and Natalie Fiorre is determined to make sure by Christmas that she fixes it.

Okay, there is a lot more to it than that. Natalie shows up to his place of business, after making it look like the North Pole, which is the last thing Gabe wants at Christmas, he is such a scrooge, anyway….after he wants it taken down…well, there is a date gone wrong where Natalie’s date would rather spend Christmas with his cat, a mistaken taxi ride, and suddenly she’s kidnapping Scrooge. Don’t worry…Christmas is fun, magical and Scrooge may still get visits from a few ghosts.

Synopsis:
What would you do with a scrooge?

Professional holiday decorator Natalie Fiorre loves tinsel, gingerbread, and the magic of Christmas. She believes there isn’t anything in the world that a dash of Christmas Spirit can’t fix—until she meets Gabe.

Perpetual Scrooge Gabe Cavanaugh loathes candy canes, jingle bells, and all things merry and bright. He believes Christmas is the worst time of year.

So when Miss Christmas and Mr. Scrooge meet, sparks fly.

When Gabe threatens to evict Natalie and her neighbors on Christmas she does what any right-minded Christmas-lover would do…

Natalie has two days to stop the evictions and help Gabe discover the magic of Christmas, but a lot can go wrong in two days, and in Romeo, the soul mate capital, there’s another kind of magic in the air.

A delightfully cheeky rom com romp through the holidays, Scrooging Christmas is Book Seven in the Soul Mates in Romeo Romance Series by Sarah Ready.

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Book Reviews, LGBTQA+, New Adult, Year of Reviews - 2022

Review – Keeper by Nicole Dykes

Book cover for Keeper by Nicole Dykes

Keeper
(standalone)

Publication Date: October 17, 2022

Genre/Tropes: New Adult/Friends-to-Lovers/MM Romance

Author: Nicole Dykes

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Keeper is sugar and spice with all the sprinkles of feels.

I don’t know what I was expecting with this best friends to lovers, but it wasn’t this wonderful bi-awakening and completely shy-like virgin that traveled the road together. Kingston and Camden’s friendship was so solid that their foundation was unshakable no matter what they faced. I loved that part of story most of all.

Kingston and Camden have been friends for a very long time. While Kingston has dated girls and never once thought about boys in a romantic way, Camden has always known he was gay and has lived with the secret even keeping it from his best friend.

As their senior year gets closer and closer to ending, Camden can’t wait to escape the small town that feels claustrophobic and Kingston never wants things to change. However, just as they truly begin to explore each other, the school year is coming to an end fast and those same feelings of leaving or staying put a strain on their friendship and that was always the foundation of everything they have. Will they keep it or end everything to move forward?

These boys are super sweet and I loved their friendship and how strong it was. Dykes’ books continue to surprise me and just get better and better.

Synopsis:
Kingston Wells

I like to party. To have a good time.
Life’s too short not to. I learned that when I lost my grandpa.
He told me to have fun while I can, and I intend to.
Although sometimes when you’re having a good time, you forget others may see you as irresponsible. And sometimes you screw up.
I’ve definitely screwed up a time or two.
But I’m still determined to have fun. And along the way, I’m hoping I’ll convince my best friend, Camden, to do the same.
He’s too serious. Too focused. Too busy taking care of everyone to just relax.
And that’s where I come in.

Camden Prescott

I may only be eighteen and a senior, but I have too much on my plate to be a kid.
Too many people depend on me, but I can handle it.
I have to handle it. My mom needs my help. My little sister needs me. And Kingston, my best friend in the world—yeah, he definitely needs me.
Because while he’s busy having fun, I’m busy cleaning up his messes along with everyone else’s.
It’s not all bad though. He’s there to make sure I occasionally have fun, and I’m there for him when he needs to take life seriously.
Because that’s what I am . . .
The Keeper.

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Blog Tour – The Perfects by Rachel Van Dyken

The Perfects by Rachel Van Dyken is now live! 

Everything was perfect.
Until it wasn’t.

Find out what happens when their perfect image breaks in #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken’s steamy new adult romance.


Everything was perfect.
Until it wasn’t.

Until my family took on a foster girl and placed her across the hall from me. A charity case to look good and a person who should have never existed in my world.
I kissed her to get her to stop talking, and then I kissed her again because I liked the taste of her words—I liked her.
It was our secret until we got caught—that night changed everything.

We became strangers living in the same house, seeing the same ghosts of our past mistakes, but I can’t stop thinking about us, about those forbidden moments.
I pretend to hate her, I tell her I’ll never forgive her, and then Quinn, my ex-best friend, steps into the picture. I can’t tell if he actually likes her or if he has a death wish and just likes pissing me off, but what do I say? Stay away from my foster sister?
She’s mine?
I’ve already had her?
Saying that to him would expose what we were and ruin everything.
We’re all three of us living multiple lies, and eventually, I know our ivory tower of perfection is going to come crashing down.

He knows my secrets.
I know his.
And now she knows both.

She wants.
He wants.
But I always—always get what I want.

And what I want is the girl, no matter what it may cost me.

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Rachel Van Dyken is the #1 New York Times Bestselling, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of over 90 books ranging from contemporary romance to paranormal. With over four million copies sold, she’s been featured in Forbes, US Weekly, and USA Today. Her books have been translated in more than 15 countries. She was one of the first romance authors to have a Kindle in Motion book through Amazon publishing and continues to strive to be on the cutting edge of the reader experience. She keeps her home in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, adorable sons, naked cat, and two dogs. For more information about her books and upcoming events, visit www.RachelVanDykenauthor.com

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Blog Tour – Lessons Learned by Marie James

 Release Date: October 13 

They call me a soldier of fortune. I go where the money takes me.

Lauren Vos, an FBI agent, and I were an odd pairing, having met years ago on another job.

Against my better judgment, I let her under my skin.

She got to me in a way no other woman had before, but it still didn’t stop her from stepping over my lifeless body the first chance she got.

The day she left me for dead changed me in too many ways to count.

Now that our paths have crossed again, all I can think about is revenge.

The problem with punishing Lauren Vos is that instead of running as far from me as she can, she enjoys the way I treat her.

Her need for degradation may be the death of us both.

The Mission Mercenaries series is a Cerberus MC spin-off. Expect crossovers to happen!

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Meet Marie James

 

Let’s see…where to begin…

I’m inching up on the BIG 4-0. The gray hairs are doubling what seems like daily, and the wrinkles and laugh lines are more pronounced than ever.

I have an amazing husband (Married just over 15 years.)

We have two boys we’re doing our best to raise as respectful gentleman.

I have a master’s degree in criminal justice which I used to work as a juvenile probation office until deciding to write full-time in June of 2019. So that means there’s usually always some criminal/law element to my novels.

If I’m not writing; I’m reading.

My favorite genres recently are bully/reverse harem and enemies to lovers. Maybe I’m reliving my traumatic teen years through the girls who actually end up with the boys. (Not that I would change my history since it’s gotten me exactly where I need to be!)

I love coffee. I miss carbs. Music is LIFE. I try not to be too serious.
 
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Blog Tour – Velvet Cruelty by Eve Dangerfield

Velvet Cruelty by Eve Dangerfield is now live! 

Once upon a time I was promised to a powerful man. I know my duty. But on my wedding day, I’m stolen by four men. Men who loathe my fiancé. They’re going to use me to fulfill their vendetta.

One of them only wants my body.
One of them wants me as his wife.
Another one offers freedom… at a price.
And the last wants me dead.

I was raised to be a good society wife. Now I’m facing a battle of wits and breathless desire. My only hope is to set aside my innocence. Or learn to use it as a weapon.

Author’s Note: VELVET CRUELTY is a scorching romance between a woman and four beautifully dangerous men in which she never has to choose. Read at your own discretion.

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Eve Dangerfield has loved romance novels ever since she first swiped her grandmother’s paperbacks. Now she writes her own stories about complicated women and gorgeous-but-slightly-tortured men. Her work has been described as ‘genre-defying,’ ‘insanely hot’ and ‘the defibrillator contemporary romance needs right now’…and not just by herself or those who might need bone marrow…OTHER PEOPLE! She lives in Melbourne with her boy and a bunch of semi-dead plants. She can generally be found making a mess.

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Preorder Blast – Pleasing Platinum by Xavier Neal

PLEASING PLATINUM (The Draak Legacy #3) by Xavier Neal

Release Date: October 21st

Genre/Tropes:Genre/Tropes: Paranormal Romance/Paranormal Rom Com/Office/Workplace Romance

PLEASING PLATINUM, the third book in the Draak Legacy series, by Xavier Neal is coming October 21st!!

PREORDER this all-new paranormal romcom TODAY!!

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Blurb:

From USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR Xavier Neal comes the next book in the action-packed, laugh-out-loud, paranormal romance series you don’t want to miss…

You hate Mondays?

Try finding out that the mother you thought was dead is actually alive, being attacked by elves – who are definitely not Santa’s friendly little helpers – and discovering that you’re not nearly as human as you believed you were.

Yeah.

All before five o’clock.

Oh, and just in case all that wasn’t enough to have me reaching for a bottle of wine rather than a glass, it turns out I’m also mated to an ancient dragon.

An ancient dragon who just so happens to be my boss.

Argh.

Any chance this is just one giant cos-play convention I don’t remember registering for?

No?

Well, it’d be irresponsible for me to not at least ask if that were a possibility.

About the Author:

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” and their two fur babies.

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Cover Reveal – The Sinner by Shantel Tessier

Check out this JAW-DROPPING COVER!!

THE SINNER, by USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Shantel Tessier is coming November 30th!! Make sure to preorder this all-new dark standalone college romance TODAY!!

Preorder your copy today!

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THE SINNER: A DARK COLLEGE ROMANCE by Shantel Tessier

Release Date: November 30th

Cover designer: Melissa Cunningham (To.All.The.Books.I.Love)

Photographer: KayLa Ruiz Photography

Models: Jayme and Tony Rivera

MF (there is no sharing the h)

J/P (jealous/possessive) Hero

OTT (over the top) Hero

Complete standalone

TWs will be listed inside the book

*Based in the Lords world. You do not have to read The Ritual first but some characters from The Ritual do make an appearance in The Sinner.

Blurb:

LITTLE DEMON

I was raised in a world where money and power are at your fingertips. My father is a LORD, a very respected member of a secret society that knows no bounds. When tragedy struck my family, we discovered we weren’t untouchable. Just when I thought life couldn’t get any worse, I was shown what hell is really like. Then he came and saved me. The devil disguised as my personal hero. But of course, nothing is for free. Not when a soul is up for grabs.

I VOW. YOU VOW. WE VOW.

Easton Bradley Sinnett—Sin—uses his power for his own sick pleasure. Like a typical Lord, he never thought about the consequences of his actions. I grew up with him, obsessed over him, craved him. He was who I pictured when I imagined doing things my body shouldn’t want.

One day, I realized he was not who I thought he was. It didn’t change anything, though, because I was already too far gone. If anything, I fell for him harder.

Every now and then, someone enters your life who flips it upside down. Sin wrecked me in the worst way, and I thanked him for it by serving on my knees.

As they say, nothing lasts forever. Men like him never stay with a woman like me. I’m what they use, not keep. So when he threw me away, I shouldn’t have been all that surprised.

My body had always craved the darker side of love. The kind that left bruises and scars. I was what most would call unholy. And when the devil whispered in my ear that he loved me, I was more than determined to show him just how devoted I could be.

About the Author:

Shantel is a USA Today & Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author. Who lives in 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 do what she loves while wearing pajamas. Going to concerts and the movies are just a few of her favorite things to do. She hates coffee, but loves wine. 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, watching Netflix.

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