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Review – Fumbled Love by S. Jones

Fumbled Love; Whatever it Takes
(Standalone)

Publication Date: December 8, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Sports/Surprise Pregnancy Romance

Author: S. Jones

Review Rating: 4.5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Fumbled Love is a fast paced, mistaken identity romance.

When Kinley isn’t recognized by Maverick as they are catching the same flight home for the holidays she feels mortified. Even though Maverick is the same boy who not only grew up in the same town as her, but is also the older brother of her hometown best friend.

Needless to say, this only adds to the dumpster fire where she left her shame when she was dealing with the airport clerk who told her she wasn’t making it home for Thanksgiving due to overbooking. To compound the humiliation, Kinley takes the mistaken identity a step further when she offers up a fake name when Maverick hits on her which leads to a one-night stand.

Never in her wildest dreams did Kinley expect to have that one night, much less for that one night to end up with a positive pregnancy test. Heading home for Christmas takes on a whole new meaning when she not only has to face Maverick again and explain she’s not really a stranger, but a girl who grew up right under his nose and oh, by the way…giving him a whopper of a Christmas present.

This book went from fumbled feelings, into a sort of insta love. While this book was sweet, it didn’t dive into a lot of emotional depth. However for my own personal reading, it was a nice break from some of the dark books I dive into. A 4.5 read overall.

Synopsis:
🏈Publicly fighting with a man for an oversold airline seat—Embarrassing!
🏈Realizing he was the famous quarterback for the Atlanta Arrows—Awkward
🏈Knowing he was your friend’s older brother and teenage crush but didn’t recognize you—Humiliating.

When I stormed out of the airport after throwing a temper tantrum, I never expected to cross paths with him again. All I wanted to do was put the night behind me and enjoy a strong martini.

The last thing I expected was for him to waltz into the bar and offer me a night I couldn’t refuse.

I had every opportunity to tell him who I was. Instead, I lied and followed my heart– okay, that was a lie too. It was pure lust and maybe a little revenge that had me following him out the door.

Now, we’re flying back and forth between Atlanta and New York. And the more time we spend together, the harder I fall.

Until news of our relationship gets blasted all over the internet.

I guess it’s true what they say, you can’t believe everything you read online, or can you? I’m not sure anymore.

Now I’m wondering if I should have left my heart on the sidelines where it belonged instead of trusting him to keep it safe, especially since the news of our relationship isn’t the only thing about to be exposed.

🏈 Sports Romance
🌶Medium Spice
👶Surprise Pregnancy
💙Dual POV
❄️HEA

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Blog Tour – Twisted Secrets by Rachel Leigh

TWISTED SECRETS (Bastards of Boulder Cove #3) by Rachel Leigh
Release Date: November 30th
Genre/Tropes: New Adult/Enemies to Lovers/Secret Society/Dark Academia
Series: Bastards of Boulder Cove

TWISTED SECRETS, the 3rd book in the Bastards of Boulder Cove series, from USA Today bestselling author Rachel Leigh is NOW LIVE!

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Blurb:
The Lawless have been many things:

My friends,
My enemies,
And now my lovers.

All but one…
Neo Saint—my villain dressed in leather with the body of a god and a heart made of stone.

He blames me for his misfortunes.
Wants me to feel his pain.

It’s time he learns I’m not who he thinks I am.
Someone is out there,
opening old wounds and creating new scars.

It won’t be easy bringing these twisted secrets to light,
but it’s the only chance we have of freedom before the darkness consumes us all.

The games might not be over,
but I’m no longer playing alone.

Read Kay’s Review: Twisted Secrets

About the Author:
Rachel Leigh is a USA Today bestselling author of new adult and contemporary romance. You can expect twists and turns, bad boys, strong heroines, and an HEA.

Rachel lives in leggings, overuses emojis, and survives on books and coffee. Writing is her passion. Her goal is to take readers on an adventure with her words, while showing them that even on the darkest days, love conquers all.

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Cover Reveal – Total Chaos by Nikki Ash

Title: Total Chaos
Series: Love & Lyrics
Author: Nikki Ash
Release: January 5, 2023
Genre: Friends to Lovers, Rock Star Romance
Cover Designer: Jersey Girl Design
Photographer: Wander Aguiar Photography
Model: Alex C.
From USA Today Bestselling Author Nikki Ash comes a Runaway Bride, Friends to Lovers, Rock Star Romance…
Kendall
My life has been an endless loop of heartache and breakup songs.
I’ve lived in fear that I’m broken and will never find the kind of love that would piece me back together into something whole.
When my boyfriend proposes, I say yes, desperate for an easy fix. For a super-glue solution.
But, on the day of my wedding, when my dad tells me to follow my heart, it doesn’t lead me down the aisle.
Instead, it takes me straight to Declan Pierce’s car—where I crash his road trip.
The more time we spend together, the more he shows me it’s okay to be broken.
With him, lyrics aren’t just words on paper.
Promises aren’t just whispers in the dark.
And having a few cracks…well, they help the light come through.
Declan
I’ve had feelings for my best friend’s sister for as long as I can remember.
Watching her jump from guy to guy, I’ve been biding my time, waiting for the right moment to tell her.
And then she does something I never thought she’d do…she gets engaged.
This is the part where I’m starting to accept that the woman I love will never be mine.
Until she jumps into my car in her wedding gown and tells me to floor it.
With Kendall in my passenger seat and the past in the rearview mirror, I plan to do whatever it takes to show her that she doesn’t need super glue.
She needs to find the beauty in the cracks.

 
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New Release – Catching Kye by Hannah Gray

💗NEW RELEASE 💗

Catching Kye by bestselling author Hannah Gray, is LIVE! Grab this steamy, forbidden, friends to lovers, fake relationship, sports romance today! 

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About the book:

Everyone always says the best way to get over someone is to get under somebody else. Well, I guess I’ve never been one to believe it. Cheated on by my football-star boyfriend and betrayed by my closest friend, I’m not looking for yet another chance to get hurt. 

Kye Collins isn’t just a guy. He’s 𝘵𝘩𝘦 guy. A star on a D1 football team. The owner of a panty-melting smile and abs that’ll have you fanning yourself and tingling in places you shouldn’t. Oh … and he’s my brother’s best friend. 

When he convinces me to hang out with him, I warily take him up on his offer. After all, as long as I keep my guard up, I won’t get hurt. Besides, a friendship between a male and a female can work, right? 

What starts off as an innocent alliance becomes dicey when he suggests we fake date. It seems like a good plan. A solid scheme to help him get his mom off his back while also making my ex mad. If I can hurt the guy who caused me pain and make the mean girls at school jealous, that’s a double win. Plus, hanging out with Kye Collins is fun. 

One kiss—that’s all it takes. A kiss only meant for the eyes of those who hurt me. A kiss that’s supposed to be a big F you to those devils lurking in the shadows, watching my every move. But that same kiss makes me come alive in a way I never have. Makes it impossible for me to ignore that feelings I have whenever he is around. And it forever changes the relationship between Kye and me. 

Sometimes, tragedies bring people closer together, but in our case, it pulls us apart. But when Kye runs, I’m not far behind, ready to catch him.

This is book three in the Florida East University series.

Playing Dane (Book 1) – https://mybook.to/playingdane

Stealing Bama (Book 2) – https://mybook.to/stealingbama

Catching Kye (Book 3) – https://mybook.to/catchingkye

Find more books by Hannah Gray here: www.authorhannahgray.com 

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Read Kay’s Review: Catching Kye

 

ABOUT HANNAH GRAY

Hannah Gray spends her days in vacationland, living in a small, quaint town on the coast of Maine. She is an avid reader of contemporary romance and is always in competition with herself to read more books every year.

During the day, she loves on her three perfect-to-her daughters and tries to be the best mom she can be. But once she tucks them in at night–okay, scratch that. Once they fall asleep next to her in her bed–because their bedrooms apparently have monsters in them–she dives into her own fantasy world, staying awake well into the late-night hours, typing away stories about her characters. As much as she loves being a wife and mom–and she certainly does love it–reading and writing are her outlet, giving her a place to travel far away while still physically being with her family.

She married her better half in 2013, and he’s been putting up with her craziness every day since. As her anchor, he’s her one constant in this insane, forever-changing world.

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New Release – Playing Hard to Get by Monica Murphy

Playing Hard to Get by Monica Murphy is now live!

Knox Maguire is the king of our college campus.

Star offensive tight end on the football team.

He is the complete opposite of me in every way.

I’m quiet. He’s loud.

I’m shy. He’s definitely not.

Everyone loves him. No one knows me.

Fresh out of a breakup, I don’t really trust him, and why should I? Knox is the ultimate player. When I become his English tutor, I tell myself we need to keep things between us strictly business. Watching my mother deal with my ex-athlete father long, long ago taught me to stay far away from that type of man.

Yet Knox is impossible to resist. Next thing I know, we’re getting hot and heavy in the library—and that was never part of the plan. When Knox admits he can’t stop thinking about me, I have a realization.

I can’t stop thinking about him either.

Instead of keeping my distance, I pull him in closer. Until somehow, we’re spending all of our time together and I find myself falling for Knox. Hard.

Will this actually work between us? Or am I getting played?

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Read Kay’s Review: Playing Hard to Get

Meet Monica

Monica Murphy is a New York Times, USA Today, and international bestselling romance author. Her books have been translated in almost a dozen languages and have sold over two million copies worldwide. Both a traditionally published and independently published author, she writes young adult, new adult and contemporary romance. She’s also known as USA Today bestselling author Karen Erickson.

A native Californian, she lives on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere with her husband, two kids, one dog, and four cats. When she’s not writing, she’s an assistant coach for her daughter’s high school cheer team, which is a two season sport. Meaning, she’s at practice with a bunch of teenage girls all the time. Or she’s at a football game. Or a basketball game. Maybe someday, she’ll even write about this experience.

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