Contemporary Romance, Release Day/New Release, Year in Releases - 2021, Year of Reviews - 2021

New Release – Love, Artifacts and You by Sarah Ready

A love that spans from the jungles of Central America to the hidden caves of Romeo, New York…

Love, Artifacts, and You, an all new second chance at love standalone romance and book four in A Soul Mates in Romeo series from Sarah Ready is available now!

Infamous treasure hunter Emma Castleton desperately wants to find the Lost Treasure of Romeo. Emma’s been labeled a fraud and she’s determined to fix her reputation.

She’s also been promised that when she finds Romeo’s Lost Treasure, she’ll finally find her soul mate. But Emma knows that’s a lie. Her true love died ten years ago on a devastating treasure hunt in Central America.

Former street kid Andrew Santiago loved Emma with all his heart. That is, until she shattered his life, betrayed his trust, and left him for dead. Now Andrew’s back, wealthy and powerful, and determined to take his revenge on the woman who broke his heart.

But as Andrew and Emma hunt for Romeo’s Lost Treasure they uncover secrets of the past, buried artifacts, and ever-present danger. Soon, they’re confronted with a choice, what is the greater treasure – true love or revenge?

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About Sarah Ready
Author Sarah Ready writes contemporary romance and romantic comedy. Her books have been described as “euphoric”, “heartwarming” and “laugh out loud”. Her debut novel The Fall in Love Checklist was hailed as “the unicorn read of 2020”. She loves to write fast-paced, emotionally compelling romances about quirky, smart women and the men who love them.

Before writing romance full-time Sarah had lots of fun teaching at an Ivy League. Then she realized she could have even more fun writing romance. Her favorite things after writing are adventuring and travel. You’ll frequently find her using her degree at a dino dig site, crawling into a cave, snorkeling, or on horseback riding through the jungle – all fodder for her next book. She’s lived in Scotland, Norway, Portugal, Switzerland and NYC. She currently lives in the Caribbean with her water-obsessed pup and her awesome family.
You can visit her online at http://www.sarahready.com

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New Release – Dangerous Temptation by Giana Darling

DANGEROUS TEMPTATION by Giana Darling is NOW AVAILABLE!!!

Release Date: October 26th

Genre/Tropes: billionaire/age gap/guardian-ward/dark romance

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Blurb:

He arrives all dressed in black. Diamond cufflinks. A watch on his tanned wrist that cost more than we would ever see in a lifetime of work. He carries a single red rose for my mother.

Months later, Tiernan Morelli lays red roses on my mother’s grave. That same day, he tells me that he is my new guardian.

I should have known from the very start that he had more in common with the thorns than the rose. Now I know the truth: I’m a pawn in his dangerous game of revenge. I was too young and naive. Now it’s too late to save myself from his clutches.

I belong to him.

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About the Author:

Giana Darling is a USA Today Bestselling Selling Canadian romance writer who specializes in the taboo and angsty side of love and romance. She currently lives in beautiful British Columbia where she spends time riding on the back of her man’s bike, baking pies, and reading snuggled up with her cat Persephone. She loves to hear from readers so please contact her at gianadarling@gmail.com if you have any questions or comments.

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New Release – Hostile Takeover by Lucy Lennox

“An enemies-to-lovers thrill ride! Sexy, gripping, clever and relentlessly good!” – #1NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely

Hostile Takeover, an all-new enemies to lovers mm romance by Lucy Lennox is now available!

It was supposed to be a prank. A silly frat boy dare.

One hot moment in a hidden storage closet. One kiss. No consequences.

But if you get that close to a man with fire in his eyes, you’re gonna get burned, and I was no exception. One taste of Grey Blackwood ruined me for life.

The way Grey sees it, I was the one who did the ruining. I humiliated him. Wrecked his life. Destroyed his future.

Doesn’t matter that he’s clawed his way back and then some. Doesn’t matter that he’s already top of the Wall Street food chain. The man’s ruthless. Heartless. And he likes his revenge served cold.

Now he’s taking down the companies owned by every frat boy who did him wrong. And when he comes for my family’s company, the quiet life I’ve built for myself far away from Manhattan comes crumbling down, too.

But when Grey’s standing in our boardroom, threatening a hostile takeover and demanding I negotiate on behalf of my family, I don’t see an enemy. I see the chance I’ve been waiting for.

The chance for another night in his arms, and hopefully a whole lot more.

Let the negotiations begin.

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Meet Lucy Lennox
Lucy Lennox is finally putting good use to that English Lit degree earned way back in the 1900s.
She stays up way too late each night reading M/M romance because she is a sucker for a good story.


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New Release – SLEIGHT OF HAND by Marie James

🔥HOT NEW RELEASE🔥

SLEIGHT OF HAND by Marie James is LIVE!

Gaige Ward, acquisition expert for Blackbridge Security, obtains things for the team.
As far as your mind can take you is how far he can go.
If it exists, he can get his hands on it.
If he can’t, he’ll find someone who can.
He never fails.
As with all things when growing in popularity, Blackbridge is also taking on scrutiny.
His boss, in an attempt to counter being called misogynistic and discriminatory against women, needs a female with the ability to handle the same tasks his guys can.
Leighton Redmond fits the bill perfectly.
Only, according to her she isn’t for sale, for employment or otherwise.
Gaige loves a challenge but has NEVER had to fight so hard to procure something for his boss.
Maybe next time he’ll think twice before having a one-night stand the day before a very important business meeting…
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Meet Marie James
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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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New Release – Wild Love by Rebecca Jenshak

He’s a wild ride I have no intention of riding.

Wild Love by Rebecca Jenshak is now live! 

Johnny Maverick is a lot of things.
Great hockey player
Loyal friend
Always up for a good time

And now, he’s my new roommate.

It’s only for a few weeks while I intern for the Wildcats – his new NHL team.
And there are some pros to living with my hot and ridiculous friend (or is that ridiculously hot?). He’s fun and unexpectedly sweet, and he reminds me not to take myself too seriously.

I had no intention of breaking the one rule given to me on my first day on the job: no sleeping with the players.
And if I had, I never dreamed that player would be Johnny Maverick.

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Rebecca is a new adult romance author, caffeine-addict, and lover of all sports. She’s a Midwest girl at heart, but currently resides in Arizona.

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New Release – Neanderthal by Avery Flynn

Neanderthal by Avery Flynn is now live!

So I may be in the Last Single Man Standing competition with my cousins, but five minutes around Kinsey was all it took to take myself out. Who cares about bragging rights when you’ve just found the woman you’re going to marry? Sure, she may work for my biggest competitor. Sure, she’s not dating right now. Sure, she’s my sister’s best friend and I’ve been sworn off her. But somehow she agrees to go on six fake dates to help me save face in this competition.

What does the guy who never uses his words have to say to convince the girl of his dreams that they’re perfect for each other?

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Meet Avery Flynn

When Avery Flynn isn’t writing about alpha heroes and the women who tame them, she is desperately hoping someone invents the coffee IV drip. She has three slightly wild children, loves a hockey-addicted husband, and has a slight shoe addiction. Find out more about Avery on her website, follow her on Twitter, like her on her Facebook page, or friend her on her Facebook profile. Also, if you figure out how to send Oreos through the internet, she’ll be your best friend for life. Contact her at avery@averyflynn.com. She’d love to hear from you.


 
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Book Reviews, Dark Romance, LGBTQA+, New Adult, Suspense Romance, Year of Reviews - 2021

Review – Sever by Caitlyn Dare

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Sever; Savage Falls Sinners MC #4 
(#4 within a series)

Publication Date: October 28, 2021

Genre/Tropes: New Adult/Reverse Harem/Dark/MC Romance

Author: Caitlyn Dare

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Will Sadie, Wes, Rhett, and Dane finally get their HEA? We’ve reached the final book in this series and this book is extra hot and filled with lots of action.

Each book has been hotter, but holy hotness!! Can I take a moment to be jealous of Sadie…cause these three hot guys…oh yes!! As for the ongoing plot, this group has already been through a lot and it’s not over quite yet.

Sadie is in a constant state of turmoil over her guys. She’s never been one to back down from a challenge, but the last few weeks she’s been challenged more than she has in her entire life. Now she just wants to spend time with her men, actually enjoying everything that life has to offer, but life isn’t done throwing roadblocks in her way.

Wes has made huge changes in his life since this series began. Once part of the football team, his life on a totally different path, but the day he decided to be with Sadie was actually the day he discovered his happiness. While Sadie is the glue in their group, Wes is the rock. His steady foundation of faith in her and Dane and Rhett is what has kept them all going through everything, but he’s going to need their steadiness to get through what’s coming.

Rhett…oh, Rhett…That man has come sooooo far. I never thought he would change like he did, but my panties sizzle every time he’s on the page. He’s savage and primal and just so delicious. He may not be ready to “play house”, but he is protective daddy of the group.

Dane is goofy, full of sensuality, and still demanding in the bedroom. All the sides of Dane are fantastic and I love how he rounds out the group. Each man fits all the sides of Sadie and Sadie fits each man perfectly. While Dane and Rhett are best friends and have a bond through the Sinners, Dane and Wes have formed a different bond and complete each other in a different way. The group all get along and love each other to make it work and at the end of the day that is what is most important.

Sad to see this series come to an end, but what a ride it has been.

Synopsis:

The final installment in the dark romance series from the bestselling author of the Rebels at Sterling Prep series…

Loving one guy is hard.

Loving three… well, it should be more than a girl like Sadie Ray Dalton can handle.

But Sadie knows where she belongs, and it’s right beside her guys.

Life in Savage Falls is finally calming down. Dane is preparing to step up and take over the Red Ridge Sinners, Rhett is accepting an unconventional life with his princess, and Wes is adapting to his new role within the club.

But another enemy is circling—one who’s closer than they realize.

One who won’t stop until the Sinners MC are on their knees.

Sadie and her guys all want their happily-ever-after, but they should know by now, nothing in life comes easy.

One last time, they’re going to have to fight for it.

And hope everyone makes it out alive.

SEVER is a full length dark enemies-to-lovers/bully romance. This is a why choose novel, meaning the main character has more than one love interest. It is book four in the series and must be read after SAVAGE, SACRIFICE, and SACRED.

Savage (Savage Falls Sinners MC #1) Sacrifice (Savage Falls Sinners MC, #2) Sacred: A High School Bully...

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Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, Suspense Romance, Year of Reviews - 2021

Review – Love, Artifacts, and You by Sarah Ready

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Love, Artifacts, and You; Soul Mates in Romeo #4 
(A standalone within a series)

Publication Date: October 26, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Second Chance/Intrigue/Contemporary Romance

Author: Sarah Ready

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Oh, Lord, the town of love is hot, hot, HOT!!

In this second chance romance, Sarah Ready brings the steam, intense plot, and soul deep love to Romeo, NY and it’s her hottest book yet.

Emma and Andrew have known each other since childhood and they share the same passion when it comes to finding the lost treasures of the world. They fell in love when they were teenagers, but were torn apart for a decade. When Emma lands in Romeo, NY after losing everything, she is told she will find not only her soulmate but the lost treasure of Romeo, Emma finally has hope for the first time in ten years.

Andrew and Emma may have spent the last decade apart, but everytime they are together they have passion and their deep, lifelong love leaps off the page. No matter what plans or thoughts they may have had before, fly out of the window when they see one another. It’s like you can literally see their souls reaching out to one another, wrapping up, and twineing around each other so they never leave each others side. It’s really beautiful and intense.

I loved this passionate story that was a little Indiana Jones and all about love.

Synopsis:

A love that spans from the jungles of Central America to the hidden caves of Romeo, New York…

Infamous treasure hunter Emma Castleton desperately wants to find the Lost Treasure of Romeo. Emma’s been labeled a fraud and she’s determined to fix her reputation.

She’s also been promised that when she finds Romeo’s Lost Treasure, she’ll finally find her soul mate. But Emma knows that’s a lie. Her true love died ten years ago on a devastating treasure hunt in Central America.

Former street kid Andrew Santiago loved Emma with all his heart. That is, until she shattered his life, betrayed his trust, and left him for dead. Now Andrew’s back, wealthy and powerful, and determined to take his revenge on the woman who broke his heart.

But as Andrew and Emma hunt for Romeo’s Lost Treasure they uncover secrets of the past, buried artifacts, and ever-present danger. Soon, they’re confronted with a choice, what is the greater treasure – true love or revenge?

Love, Artifacts, and You is Book 4 in the Soul Mates in Romeo Romance Series by Sarah Ready.

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Blog Tour – Sealed with a Kiss by Erin Nicholas

What’s a girl to do when her celebrity crush needs her to be his fake girlfriend?

Sealed With a Kiss, an all-new romantic comedy filled with heated chemistry from New York Times bestselling author Erin Nicholas is available now!

Keep her damned feelings to herself, of course.
Child TV star turned adult wallflower Naomi LeClaire has vowed never to return to the spotlight.
But when she’s stuck in a storm with Donovan Foster, the hot, charming, wild-life rescuing internet sensation, and she finally gives in and kisses him…and a few articles of clothing end up on the floor…suddenly her simple, quiet life is tossed upside down.

Especially after the paparazzi catches a heat-of-the-moment kiss. Now everyone assumes she’s his girlfriend and, when she realizes that’s the best way to keep Donovan out of trouble, Naomi agrees to play along. Even though it puts her center stage with her private life in very public view. Again.

They’re a whirlwind of opposites-attract chemistry the fans love, but they’ll surely blow over faster than a Gulf Coast hurricane. As long as they can keep straight what’s real and what’s just a once-in-a-lifetime fantasy.

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About Erin Nicholas
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Erin Nicholas has been writing romances almost as long as she’s been reading them. To date, she’s written over thirty sexy, contemporary novels that have been described as “toe-curling,” “enchanting,” “steamy,” and “fun.” She adores reluctant heroes, imperfect heroines, and happily ever afters.
Erin lives in the Midwest, where she enjoys spending time with her husband (who only wants to read the sex scenes in her books), her kids (who will never read the sex scenes in her books), and her family and friends (who claim to be “shocked” by the sex scenes in her books).

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New Release – At First Sight by Sharon Michalove

At First Sight by Sharon Michalove is now live!

She wants a partner she can trust but he can’t stop hiding his past

Oxford, England 1993. An awkward American grad student runs into a gorgeous English undergrad with her bicycle. She’s embarrassed. He’s intrigued. They go their separate ways, but neither forgets.

Chicago, Illinois 2013. When Cress Taylor starts receiving anonymous threats, the successful novelist feels her world crashing down. Max Grant turns up at a book signing and wants to renew their fleeting acquaintance. Is the timing coincidental or suspicious? Should she fall into his arms or run like hell? Then the plagiarism accusations start. 
 
A former spy now working for a global security company, Max Grant has always steered clear of relationships—until now. When he sees Cress in a TV interview, his curiosity ignites. Will the spark he felt twenty years ago burst into flame? Cress is a magnet he can’t resist. As threats escalate to physical danger, Max feels driven to protect Cress. They must learn to work together if they want to stop her nemesis and find their happy ending.

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Meet Sharon Michalove

I grew up in suburban Chicago. After spending most of my life in a medium-sized university town I moved back to Chicago in 2017 so I could go to more Blackhawks games and spend quality time at Eataly. Besides watching hockey, travel is my passion. I love history, reading, cooking, writing, and various less elevated activities like eating pastry and sampling gins and single malts.
 
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Review – Sleight of Hand by Marie James

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Sleight of Hand; Blackbridge Security #7 
(A standalone within a series)

Publication Date: October 26, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Contemporary Romance

Author: Marie James

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Hot, funny, and mixed with tension. BBS continues to amaze me with the mix of characters and great love stories.

This new couple sizzles chemistry, smoking hot fire, but between them neither of them have any experience in the relationship department, not that either of them are looking for anything beyond the sheets. However, the more time they spend together, the more the idea doesn’t lose appeal.

Gaige Ward and Leighton Redmond meet in a bar the night before Leighton is set to meet with Deacon Black for a job interview with Blackbridge Security. Neither Gaige nor Leighton know who the other person is, their interlude is purely for pleasure where they actually give each other false names too. A one night stand that shouldn’t have gone past that night, but the next day sheds a new light to a hot evening, with poor choices.

While Gaige and Leighton burn right off the pages, they both have problems with intimacy. Their back and forth, especially how Gaige initially treated Leighton was unexpected, but I loved the idea of how he originally handled his life and the growth he had throughout the story was excellent.

Leighton held back more throughout as the story went along, but she doesn’t believe in relationships, at all. Unlike Gaige who grew up with loving parents, Leighton grew up in a toxic environment and believes that all men aren’t able to commit. While she loves that Gaige is excellent at providing multiple O’s she doesn’t see beyond the bedroom for a future.

I love how each book in the Blackbridge world is different, but the entire team is brought together under one roof to work cohesively for one company. I never know what to expect when jumping into a BBS book and it truly makes reading this series exciting. I love returning, if for nothing else, to catch up with Wren and Puff Daddy, they make me giggle every single time.

Synopsis:

Gaige Ward, acquisition expert for Blackbridge Security, obtains things for the team.

As far as your mind can take you is how far he can go.

If it exists, he can get his hands on it.

If he can’t, he’ll find someone who can.

He never fails.

As with all things when growing in popularity, Blackbridge is also taking on scrutiny.

His boss, in an attempt to counter being called misogynistic and discriminatory against women, needs a female with the ability to handle the same tasks his guys can.

Leighton Redmond fits the bill perfectly.

Only, according to her she isn’t for sale, for employment or otherwise.

Gaige loves a challenge but has NEVER had to fight so hard to procure something for his boss.

Maybe next time he’ll think twice before having a one-night stand the day before a very important business meeting.

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New Release – Wrath by Coralee June

𝐅𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐔𝐒𝐀 𝐓𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐁𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐫, 𝐂𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐋𝐞𝐞 𝐉𝐮𝐧𝐞, 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐥 𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐞’𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐧 𝐰𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫: 𝐖𝐫𝐚𝐭𝐡!

All of this started because I made a choice.

Because I fell in love.

Because I was a lonely girl clinging to dangerous men.

𝗦𝗵𝗲 𝘄𝗮𝘀 𝗱𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗯𝗲𝗰𝗮𝘂𝘀𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺.

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I ʜᴀᴛᴇᴅ ᴛʜᴇ sᴍᴇʟʟ ᴏꜰ ʙᴜʀɴᴛ ꜰʟᴇsʜ, ᴛʜᴇ ᴀsʜᴇs ʜᴇᴀᴠʏ ᴏɴ ᴍʏ ᴛᴏɴɢᴜᴇ, ᴍʏ ᴄʜᴀʀʀᴇᴅ sᴏᴜʟ ʟɪᴋᴇ sᴘʟɪɴᴛᴇʀs ᴅᴇᴇᴘ ɪɴ ᴍʏ ᴄʜᴇsᴛ.

𝑰 𝒘𝒂𝒔 𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒎𝒐𝒓𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒂𝒏 𝒂 𝒅𝒂𝒓𝒍𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒕𝒍𝒆 𝒄𝒂𝒔𝒖𝒂𝒍𝒕𝒚.

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ɪ ʜᴀᴛᴇᴅ ꜰɪʀᴇ. ɪ ʜᴀᴛᴇᴅ ʜᴏᴡ ᴛʜᴇ ꜱᴍᴏᴋᴇ ᴡʀᴀᴘᴘᴇᴅ ᴀʀᴏᴜɴᴅ ᴍʏ ɴᴀᴋᴇᴅ ʙᴏᴅʏ, ꜱᴛɪɴɢɪɴɢ ᴍʏ ꜱᴋɪɴ ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴅᴇꜰɪᴀɴᴛ ᴇᴍʙᴇʀꜱ. ɪ ʜᴀᴛᴇᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ꜱᴍᴇʟʟ ᴏꜰ ʙᴜʀɴᴛ ꜰʟᴇꜱʜ, ᴛʜᴇ ᴀꜱʜᴇꜱ ʜᴇᴀᴠʏ ᴏɴ ᴍʏ ᴛᴏɴɢᴜᴇ, ᴍʏ ᴄʜᴀʀʀᴇᴅ ꜱᴏᴜʟ ʟɪᴋᴇ ꜱᴘʟɪɴᴛᴇʀꜱ ᴅᴇᴇᴘ ɪɴ ᴍʏ ᴄʜᴇꜱᴛ.

ꜱʜᴇ’ꜱ ᴅᴇᴀᴅ, ᴊᴜʟɪᴇᴛ.

ᴛʜᴇʀᴇ’ꜱ ɴᴏᴛʜɪɴɢ ᴇʟꜱᴇ ʏᴏᴜ ᴄᴀɴ ᴅᴏ–

ᴅʀᴀɢɢɪɴɢ ᴍʏ ʙʟᴇᴇᴅɪɴɢ ꜰᴇᴇᴛ ᴀᴄʀᴏꜱꜱ ᴛʜᴇ ᴄᴏɴᴄʀᴇᴛᴇ, ɪ ᴡᴀʟᴋᴇᴅ ᴛᴏᴡᴀʀᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ꜰʟᴀᴍᴇꜱ. ʜᴇᴀᴛ ʟɪᴄᴋᴇᴅ ᴀᴛ ᴍʏ ᴄʜᴇᴇᴋꜱ. ꜱɪʀᴇɴꜱ ᴏꜰꜰ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴅɪꜱᴛᴀɴᴄᴇ ᴄᴜʀꜱᴇᴅ ᴍʏ ᴇᴀʀꜱ.

ᴅᴇᴀᴅ, ᴅᴇᴀᴅ, ᴅᴇᴀᴅ.

ᴀʟʟ ᴏꜰ ᴛʜɪꜱ ꜱᴛᴀʀᴛᴇᴅ ʙᴇᴄᴀᴜꜱᴇ ɪ ᴍᴀᴅᴇ ᴀ ᴄʜᴏɪᴄᴇ. ʙᴇᴄᴀᴜꜱᴇ ɪ ꜰᴇʟʟ ɪɴ ʟᴏᴠᴇ. ʙᴇᴄᴀᴜꜱᴇ ɪ ᴡᴀꜱ ᴀ ʟᴏɴᴇʟʏ ɢɪʀʟ ᴄʟɪɴɢɪɴɢ ᴛᴏ ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀᴏᴜꜱ ᴍᴇɴ.

ꜱʜᴇ ᴡᴀꜱ ᴅᴇᴀᴅ ʙᴇᴄᴀᴜꜱᴇ ᴏꜰ ᴛʜᴇᴍ.

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New Relealse – No Strings by Nikki Ash

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From USA Today Bestselling Author Nikki Ash comes a brand new, contemporary, stand-alone romance about a single dad who thinks he has everything figured out—until he meets her…

 

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No Strings: a single dad romance by Nikki Ash is LIVE and right now you can grab it at a special release price or FREE with Kindle Unlimited! 

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What you need to know about No Strings: 

🖤 Serious single dad

🖤 Sassy Southern heroine 

🖤 Laugh out loud banter 

🖤 Sizzling chemistry 

🖤 ALL the feels

🖤 Complete standalone  

 

Savannah

A sexy, single dad and his teenage son weren’t a part of my white picket fence fairy tale, but if life has taught me anything, it’s that things don’t always work out according to plan.

Ben offers me no-strings-attached sex, but we could never be stringless. He has a son to think about, one who’s very much a part of my life.

No matter how much I want to accept his offer, taking our relationship to the next level would leave us tangled in knots.

Benjamin

After experiencing firsthand the devastation love can cause, I knew having a family wasn’t for me. Neither was being a single dad—but here we are, trying to make it work.

The last thing I need is a distraction, but then Savannah waltzes into my world,  stealing my treadmill at the gym—as well as my son’s heart.

We agreed to no strings. No complications or commitments. But I’m going back on my word because now that I know what it’s like to be with Savannah, there’s no way I’m ever letting her go.

 

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New Release – Spark of Fate by Tessa Hale

ℕ𝔼𝕎 ℝ𝔼𝕃𝔼𝔸𝕊𝔼

𝐒𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐤 𝐨𝐟 𝐅𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐛𝐲 𝐓𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐚 𝐇𝐚𝐥𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐅𝐑𝐄𝐄 𝐢𝐧 𝐊𝐢𝐧𝐝𝐥𝐞 𝐔𝐧𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐭𝐞𝐝!

“𝐼 𝑤𝑎𝑠 𝑐𝑜𝑚𝑝𝑙𝑒𝑡𝑒𝑙𝑦 𝑏𝑙𝑜𝑤𝑛 𝑎𝑤𝑎𝑦.” ~𝑀𝑜𝑟𝑒.𝐵𝑜𝑜𝑘𝑠.𝐹𝑜𝑟𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟

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It was supposed to be a fresh start. A completely blank slate in a place where no one knew about the tragedy that ripped her family apart six months ago. A tragedy Rowan can’t help but blame herself for.

Now the only thing she wants is to blend in. To escape the house that has become more like a prison. Her new school is her only hope. Somewhere she can pretend she’s just like everyone else.

Only Rowan doesn’t realize how unique she is. Holden is the first to recognize it, but he’s not the last.

Rowan can’t explain the draw she feels to the guys who have found their way into her life. The way something seems to spark the first moment she touches each of them. How it almost hurts to walk away from them at the end of each day.

Things are changing, from the ripple of power humming just below her skin to this new family she’s finding herself a part of. But not all of the changes are good.

Someone doesn’t like the power Rowan is stepping into or the bonds she’s forming with the guys who have gifts as rare and strong as her own. And when the truth is revealed, it has the power to burn everything in its wake…

**Book one in a continuing three-book series. A reverse harem, why choose romance. Think fated mates, a heroine who has no idea just how special she is, broody, swoony, crazy protective heroes, and a story that will keep you on the edge of your seat.**

Pʀᴇᴏʀᴅᴇʀ ᴛʜᴇ ʀᴇsᴛ ᴏꜰ ᴛʜᴇ sᴇʀɪᴇs…

Book 2 – MARK OF STARS

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Book 3 – BOND OF DESTINY

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Review – Hostile Takeover by Lucy Lennox

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Hostile Takeover; Hostile Takeover #1 
(A standalone)

Publication Date: October 26, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Enemies to Roommates to Lovers/MM Romance

Author: Lucy Lennox

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Exceptional, wonderful, and totally unexpected. I loved it!!

It was one incident that changed the trajectory of both of their lives forever. One brief moment in a literal closet that changed the outcome of their futures. Was it for the best? In that moment…neither of them would have said yes, but fifteen years later and they both have a different answer to that brief interlude.

Both Grey and Ellison noticed one another while attending Yale, but while Grey was living out of the closet, Ellison was purely a straight man, but found Grey Blackwood extremely attractive. Grey pushed every hetero boundary Ellison had about himself, but that didn’t shake him up as much as what happened after he accidentally ruined Grey’s life.

Fifteen years later and their lives finally cross paths, but Grey is a successful billionaire and Ellison is not the same party boy with a silver spoon in his mouth that he recalls, after spending time with the sassy guy he thought he knew, Grey begins to wonder if perhaps Ellison ever was.

Ellison is super likable and just down right adorbs. His puppy dog personality leaps off the page. I know I want to scratch and give him kisses everywhere, so I can see why Grey has to build super high walls to keep himself from doing so on a continual basis.

Grey has worked hard to become someone else. Someone that didn’t have to worry about paying for school, groceries, or the clothes on his back. He shot well beyond his dreams, but it didn’t mean he stopped working or taking down those who ever tried to stop him in the first place. Hostile takeovers are what he lives for and the York company, in particular, where Ellison York works is his next conquest, but Grey didn’t expect to become part of the takeover himself.

Perceptions about people and who they are, who they were, and what they will do for whom they care about makes this book gripping. These two guys, figuring out how to handle one another in their new skins, make this book extremely enjoyable. Their chemistry burns from the very beginning, but it’s how they figure out their fractured relationship, learning forgiveness, that keeps the pages turning.

I really, really enjoyed this book…WAY more than I ever anticipated. Ellison was a total joy and a complete surprise. For a kid that grew up in rich society he was totally different than I imagined and I loved his big heart and open views. While Grey was a bit more predictable, and not in a bad way, he had to become hard and closed off for his story to work. Their yin and yang was perfect and meshed well in every possible way.

These two were total fire together and the secondary characters spiced it up just enough to give everything the perfect flavor. Hostile takeover was an excellent read and I loved stepping into the intimacy of this world.

Synopsis:

It was supposed to be a prank. A silly frat boy dare.

One hot moment in a hidden storage closet. One kiss. No consequences.

But if you get that close to a man with fire in his eyes, you’re gonna get burned, and I was no exception. One taste of Grey Blackwood ruined me for life.

The way Grey sees it, I was the one who did the ruining. I humiliated him. Wrecked his life. Destroyed his future.

Doesn’t matter that he’s clawed his way back and then some. Doesn’t matter that he’s already top of the Wall Street food chain. The man’s ruthless. Heartless. And he likes his revenge served cold.

Now he’s taking down the companies owned by every frat boy who did him wrong. And when he comes for my family’s company, the quiet life I’ve built for myself far away from Manhattan comes crumbling down, too.

But when Grey’s standing in our boardroom, threatening a hostile takeover and demanding I negotiate on behalf of my family, I don’t see an enemy. I see the chance I’ve been waiting for.

The chance for another night in his arms, and hopefully a whole lot more.

Let the negotiations begin.

Hostile Takeover is a full-length, standalone novel.

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New Release – Forcing You Away by Kennedy Fox

Forcing You Away

Archer & Everleigh, #1


Archer and Everleigh might be roommates, but there’s more bubbling under the surface. While Archer’s tired of forcing her away, he also doesn’t want to betray his best friend and Everleigh’s brother. Eventually, she breaks down his walls and can no longer deny what they both want. After the two admit their true feelings, trouble finds them. Archer refuses to let anyone or anything stand in the way of their happiness—regardless if he could lose it all—because Everleigh’s a risk worth taking.

Forcing You Away is now available on all retailers!

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As I search for a fresh start, a friend convinces me to move to his small town. Considering I don’t have a place to live, his little sister offers me her spare room.

She’s every man’s dream—witty, down to earth, and gorgeous as hell—too bad she’s off-limits. Unspoken words and stolen glances have me eager to please her in all the forbidden ways. My broken past makes it hard to open up, however, she inspires me to face my demons and be the man she deserves.

I shouldn’t fantasize about my roommate, but it’s impossible when Everleigh’s sleeping next to me—her lips whispering my name.

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Meet Kennedy Fox

Brooke Cumberland and Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up under the USA Today pseudonym, Kennedy Fox. They share a love of Hallmark movies, overpriced coffee, and making TikToks. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day in 2016, they decided to collaborate under a pseudonym and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make you blush and your heart melt. Happily ever afters guaranteed!

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Review – At First Sight by Sharon Michalove

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At First Sight; Global Security Unlimited #1 
(#1 within a series)

Publication Date: October 22, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Contemporary/Intrigue Romance

Author: Sharon Michalove

Review Rating: 3.5 Gold Stars3.5 stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

A slow burn with underlying intrigue.

I had a hard time connecting with this book. While I tried to pick up and find something to connect with, personally I really had a hard time.

The author spends a lot of time describing places, people, and items instead of spending time with the two main characters and building their connection. While this is a slow build, which wasn’t the problem, it just lacked the chemistry build up to help that slow burn.

Cressida or Cress is a published author who begins receiving threats after her newly published book gets recognized for an award. Who is threatening her and why? That is part of the mystery.

Max is a former MI6 operative who now works cybersecurity and knew Cress when they both attended Oxford years ago. He believes in fate when meeting her again, but Cress isn’t exactly sure.

Can they both work out their past issues and find the present threat so they can have a future?

Synopsis:

At twenty-five, American graduate student Cressida Taylor lost control of her borrowed bicycle. She barreled into a tall, gorgeous undergraduate, Max Grant, on a busy Oxford street. Her skirt caught in the chain, Cress flew over the handlebars and landed on top of him. Assured that only his dignity was injured, she scurried away.

Twenty years later Cress has moved on from the embarrassment of her Oxford encounter. Now a successful author, she‘s been nominated for a prestigious writing award. Her career is threatened when a rival accuses her of plagiarism. When Max turns up at a book signing and wants to renew their acquaintance, she isn’t sure whether to fall into his arms or run like hell.

As a MI6 operative, Max believed his career made lasting relationships impossible. Now working for a global security company, he must let go of his past beliefs if he wants a future with Cress. As their relationship deepens, Max feels driven to protect Cress as the persecution escalates to physical danger. They must learn to work together if they want to stop her tormentor and find their happy ending.

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Cover Reveal – Beauty and the Baller by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Beauty and the Baller, an all-new small-town sports romance from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills is coming March 29th, 2022 and we have the stunning cover!

An NFL quarterback turned small-town coach gets sacked by a Texas beauty queen in this swoony, passionate romance from Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills.

Gorgeous, talented, and brilliant, NFL quarterback Ronan Smith has the world in his hands. But after losing his career and his fiancée in a car accident, he falls into a pit of grief and bad choices. When a mysterious girl shows up to his party, he feels drawn to her and makes her his…for one night.

Former beauty queen Nova Morgan is on a mission. Scantily clad as a princess from a galaxy far, far away, she sneaks into a high-profile party to capture the attention of her favorite quarterback. But her hopes crash after an awful one-night stand.

Fast-forward two years. Broke and desperate, Nova returns home to Blue Belle, Texas, where, by a cosmic twist of fate, her broody neighbor is none other than Ronan, the shiny new football coach everyone adores. But he has no idea who she is.

The booster club keeps shoving women at Ronan to keep him in town. His solution? He proposes fake dating to Nova. But things heat up for real under these Friday-night lights when he realizes she’s the one who slipped away.

Has this jaded beauty found her forever baller, or will his past keep them apart?

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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.

She’s addicted to frothy coffee beverages, cheesy magnets, and any book featuring unicorns and sword-wielding females. Feel free to stalk her online.

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New Release – Catfished in Craig by Katy Regnery

Catfished in Craig by Katy Regnery is LIVE!
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Wow, what a read!!! Captivating story from the first page to the last. Angst and love make this an edge of your seat read with a surprising ending!” –Melody George, Goodreads review
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New York Times bestselling author Katy Regnery returns with the fifth book in her Odds-Are-Good series!

Tony moved to small, remote Craig, Alaska, three years ago in the hopes of disappearing from his uncle’s mob associates in northern New Jersey. But Alaska ain’t home. And he misses the Jersey girls he grew up with.

On behalf of all the “plain Janes” in the world, Tessa answers Tony’s personal ad, intending to teach its cocky, conceited author an important lesson: he ain’t all that. But something about Tony draws her in. And when she finds herself (and her 3-year-old daughter) in danger, she flees to Craig to disappear with Tony.

Now, Craig may be remote, but it’s still in the U.S. … Tony and Tessa won’t be able to stay hidden forever. When their pasts catch up with them, difficult choices will need to be made, and a deep love that once seemed unlikely might not be enough to save the day.

*****
An Odds-Are-Good Standalone Romance

Book #1: Single In Sitka
Book #2: Nome-O Seeks Juliet
Book #3: A Fairbanks Affair
Book #4: My Valdez Valentine
Book #5: Catfished in Craig


About the Author:

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Katy Regnery has a heart for smart romance featuring strong women and decent men. Almost exclusively self-published, Katy claims authorship of almost 50 titles, including three RITA® finalists. Translated into French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, and Turkish, Katy has sold over two million books worldwide.

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Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Year of Reviews - 2021

Review – Wild Love by Rebecca Jenshak

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Wild Love; Campus Nights #4 
(A standalone within a series)

Publication Date: October 26, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Roommates/Friends to Lovers/New Adult/Sports Romance

Author: Rebecca Jenshak

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Wildly in love with this last book of the series! Of course Rebecca would save the best for last, it is AMAZING!!!

Johnny Maverick will bring the smile to your face and it won’t come off. He’s that guy you want to be friends with. You just feel good around him. He is eternally sunshine, happy-go-lucky, nice, flirtatious, doesn’t take life too seriously, but obviously works hard because…hello he’s been drafted to the NHL. Yes, even when he messes up, I still love him, because his apologies are over the top amazing and he knows he screwed up. Can Johnny be real? I need Johnny in my life.

Dakota is also the bombdiggity! She is the girlfriend you want to party with, have by your side when you need a friend to hold your hand, someone to have dogsit, she is reliable, trustworthy, fun and loves with her whole heart too. These two together of course were going to be life changing, because they are both great people, but where Kota is focused, Mav is a bit more chaotic. It should even each other other, but that chaos freaks Dakota out. She doesn’t want to give Johnny her heart only to have him toss it away. Not that he would do it carelessly, but she just didn’t want to be a one night conquest with him. To her their friendship was more important.

Johnny is so playful in nature, he doesn’t EVER let down his emotional shield so when things become real, he doesn’t know how to let anything not be funny or a joke. He’s never had a stable relationship in his life, his parents were never around to show him what one looked like. He may lose Dakota before he ever has her.

This book truly has everything. Excellent tropes that all blend seamlessly together. Emotional moments (pink couch) that brought tears to my eyes, laughs, smexy times, more laughs, hot guys, did I mention laughs? So much love and friendship, Wild Love was the perfect way to end an era at Valley U.

Synopsis:

Johnny Maverick is a lot of things.
Great hockey player
Loyal friend
Rule breaker
Always up for a good time
And now, he’s my new roommate.

It’s only for a few weeks while I intern for the Wildcats – his new NHL team.
And there are some pros to living with my hot and ridiculous friend (or is that ridiculously hot?).
He’s fun and unexpectedly sweet, and he reminds me not to take myself too seriously.
I had no intention of breaking the one rule given to me on my first day on the job: no sleeping with the players.
And if I had, I never dreamed that player would be Johnny Maverick.

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Review – Forcing You Away by Kennedy Fox

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Forcing You Away; Lawton Ridge Duet, Archer and Everleigh #1 
(#1 in a duet, #5 within a series)

Publication Date: October 19, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Duet/Roommate/Small Town/Contemporary Romance

Author: Kennedy Fox

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Fire! Deep fried southern sassy fire!! Everleigh and Archer bring the sweetness and sassiness to Lawton Ridge and it is perfection!

I’ve been eagerly awaiting for Everleigh’s story and the first half of this duet did not disappoint! Everleigh is sassy, big hearted, and befriends everyone who steps in her path. Of course she was going to help her Archer, her brother’s friend when he needed a place to stay. Not only is that southern hospitality, but it is a very Everleigh thing to do. The one thing she was not going to do was stop flirting with the gorgeous hunk of a man, Archer. Flirting was in Everleigh’s genetic makeup and she didn’t know how to turn it off, even if it did infuriate her brother.

Archer spent the last five years of his life in prison and he needed a fresh start. Tyler knew what it was like having been there himself, so when Archer was released Tyler offered him a job and a place to stay. The open arms of Tyler’s family and friends, well, Archer had never really had that before and even though Everleigh was temptation herself, he also knew he didn’t want to mess up and throw away his second chance at a new life. However, as each day progressed, living with the vivacious woman got harder and harder, and remaining friends was down right near impossible.

I love the small town community, but this story in particular really brings home that sweetness of living in a small town aspect. It’s probably Everleigh’s view of living there more than anything. While she loves it, she does point out how hard dating can be or even shopping, but her spirit of loving everyone the joy she brings to every event is super infectious. It’s truly what Archer needed or what any of the guys needed after being released from prison. She is really fun to read.

Archer is also truly sweet. For a man who was locked away for five years, he didn’t let it ruin his soul. He’s respectful, courteous, and just a nice guy. He could have let what happened sour him, but instead he’s looking to be a better man. I really like that and want the two of them to work out, they both deserve it.

This is a duet and this book does have a small dose of intrigue that leaves us on a big cliffhanger. Their pasts have the potential to harm both of them, but which one will really do it, that is the mystery…I can hardly wait to find out because these two need their joy.

As each book has built within this series, all of the characters linked together and their stories all connected, but by far Archer and Everleigh’s connection, sizzling chemistry, and overall story this book can be read as a standalone. Plus, I want to mention they are also my favorite couple by a landslide.

Synopsis:

As I search for a fresh start, a friend convinces me to move to his small town. Considering I don’t have a place to live, his little sister offers me her spare room.

She’s every man’s dream—witty, down to earth, and gorgeous as hell—too bad she’s off-limits. Unspoken words and stolen glances have me eager to please her in all the forbidden ways. My broken past makes it hard to open up, however, she inspires me to face my demons and be the man she deserves.

I shouldn’t fantasize about my roommate, but it’s impossible when Everleigh’s sleeping next to me—her lips whispering my name.

FORCING YOU AWAY is book 1 in the Archer & Everleigh duet and must be read first.

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WANTING YOU CLOSE is book 2 in the Archer & Everleigh duet

Wanting You Close (Archer & Everleigh, #2; Ex-Con Duet Series, #6)

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Blog Tour – Missing Maverick by Anna Brooks

 Release Date: October 14
 
I was going to love her until my last breath, and she promised to do the same… but she lied.
Cricket McBride packed up without warning, ditching our small town and the life we were going to build together. She left me with tears in her eyes, a kiss on my cheek, and an empty heart that had done nothing but hardened over the years.
My life wasn’t what I thought it would be, but I’d long since accepted it for what it was. I was content with working on my family ranch and being the best father I could. And I was fine with that.
Or so I thought.
When Cricket returned, one look was all it took for me to admit I still cared, but it wasn’t until I saw the marks on her skin and the pain in her soul that I realized just how deep that love went. Because the same hands that held her tight also promised to protect her… and I never broke a promise.

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The first time Anna tried to read a romance novel, her hair caught on fire when she leaned over a candle to sneak a peek at her mom’s Harlequin. She thinks being hit on the head with a shirtless Fabio until the smoke cleared is what sparked the flame for her love of romance. 

Anna was born in Wisconsin, but currently lives in Texas with her husband and two boys. 

 

She writes sexy romance that always has a happy ending and loves bringing characters back for cameos. Less than six degrees of separation connects any of her novels. 

 

When she’s not writing or reading, she’s watching reruns of her favorite romcoms, talking to her dog and cat like they’re human, eating carbs, or practicing hand lettering. 

 

She loves to hear from readers and can be found on social media as @annabrooksauth everywhere.

 
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Blog Tour – Boyfriend by Sarina Bowen

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Rent a boyfriend for the holiday.

All in one link page: https://shor.by/boyfriend

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/boyfriend

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RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 12, 2021

The hottest player on the Moo U hockey team hangs a flyer on the bulletin board, and I am spellbound:

Rent a boyfriend for the holiday. For $25, I will be your Thanksgiving date. I will talk hockey with your dad. I will bring your mother flowers. I will be polite, and wear a nicely ironed shirt…

Now everyone knows it’s a bad idea to introduce your long-time crush to your messed-up family. But I really do need a date for Thanksgiving, even if I’m not willing to say why. So I tear his phone number off of that flyer… and accidentally entangle our star defenseman in a ruse that neither of us can easily unwind.

Because Weston’s family is even nuttier than mine. He needs a date, too, for the most uncomfortable holiday engagement party ever thrown.

There will be hors d’oeuvre. There will be faked PDA. And there will be pro-level awkwardness…

Boyfriend is a full-length stand-alone romance for Weston and Abbi

EXCERPT

I wonder what Abbi is like. It doesn’t matter very much, of course. I haven’t agreed to marry her. It’s just one day of my life. And people fascinate me, so even if Abbi’s family is irritating as fuck, I probably won’t take it personally.

But I have a good feeling about Abbi herself. She’s local, which is interesting. Vermonters are pretty cool. They have a rugged mentality, and they rarely complain. And they’re usually hockey fans. What’s not to like about that?

The door opens, and I immediately lose my train of thought. I’m blinking at a pretty blond woman with shoulder-length hair. My first reaction is all hell yes and thank you, Jesus

Then I realize this is not just any woman. It’s the hot waitress from The Biscuit in the Basket. The one who remembers every order without writing it down. The one who always seems to know when we need something more, or when it’s time to drop the check.

The one with the kissable ivory neck and gray eyes that always make me a little stupid. I’ve never asked her out, because it’s rude to hit on a girl who’s just trying to get through her shift at work. But man, I’d like to. 

“Hi,” she says, frowning at me. “Wow. You’re wearing a tie.”

“Too much?” I ask, my hand flying to the knot of silk at my throat. “I could lose the tie.” And, heck, why stop there? If she asked me to lose my trousers, I’d do it. Anything for you, honey.

“No, you look very respectful. Thank you for doing this.”

I blink slowly. I can’t believe my luck. She’s my date? “You work at The Biscuit in the Basket,” I say stupidly. “But your name tag says Gail.”

She smiles. “That’s right. The lazy manager put the wrong name on it, and then wouldn’t redo it for me. But I’m glad you can recognize me without the uniform.”

“Well, sure. You look nice. Your hair is different. Fluffier. Wait. Is fluffy a good thing?” I babble.

She laughs suddenly. “Fluffy is fine. At work they make us wear those visor caps. Like we’re all golf caddies.”

I smile back at her and get a little lost for another moment. And her laugh is terrific. A little husky. I dig it.

“So, uh, are you ready to go?”

That’s when I realize I’m blocking her way out of her own door. “Yup, sorry,” I stammer, leaping to the side like a frisky goat. 

Oh, man. Nobody would call me Mr. Smooth right now, that’s for damn sure. I’m glad my teammates aren’t here to witness this. I’d never live it down. 

Abbi locks her door. “Where are you from, Weston? Is it too far to go home for Thanksgiving?”

“I’m from the eastern edge of Vermont. But I don’t have a car, and we have practice tomorrow anyway. Hey—does your family drink? I brought a bottle of wine.” I hold it up, along with a bouquet of flowers, too.

“That’s lovely of you,” she says. “I have a bottle in my car too. I find that where alcohol and my so-called family are concerned, more is more. Although I’m driving tonight, so I can’t drink.”

“Your so-called family?”

“Well, it’s complicated without being terribly interesting. But we’re going to my stepfather’s house. I mean, he used to be my stepfather and now he’s married to someone else.” 

“Your step-stepmother,” I say, recalling her text message.

“Right.” She leads me off the porch and down the walkway. “My car is just around the back. It won’t take us long to get there. You’ll be eating turkey dumplings in no time.”

“Sounds good. My body is, like, fifty percent wings and fries at this point. I’m sure you know that. I’m at your restaurant all the time.”

“Table number seventeen,” she says cheerfully. “The hockey table. Do you know that we prep a different portion of wings depending on whether you guys win or lose?”

“No, really? Why?”

“Because you eat more and get drunker on the nights you lose than on the nights you win.”

“Huh. That’s very scientific of you.”

She unlocks an elderly Honda Civic and opens the driver’s side door. “Last chance to back out.”

I wouldn’t dream of it. I have to remember how to be Mr. Smooth, though, and flirt properly with Abbi. Who knows? After a great meal, we could make this a night to remember. “I’m at your service,” I say, hoping it sounds a little sexy and not creepy. “Let’s get our turkey on.”

Huh. Mr. Smooth seems to be on vacation today.

I give myself a fifty-fifty shot at success. But I’ve faced worse odds. Game on.

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Review – Wrath by Coralee June

Wrath (Malice Mafia Book 2) by [CoraLee June]

Wrath; Malice Mafia #2 
(#2 within a series)

Publication Date: October 21, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Dark/Mafia/Reverse Harem Romance

Author: Coralee June

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Love is hard. Love to three men is even harder, especially strong, controlling, slightly deranged men. I need to say I LOVE Coralee’s deranged men, they are the absolute best!!!!

Juliet is literally withering away taking care of Nick, William, and Anthony. Having time for her Grams, her schooling, much less herself is taking its toll. She will never choose between the men she’s given her heart too, she loves them all differently, yet also equally, but she may lose herself trying to do it all…sound familiar ladies?!

Wrath is full of Coralee’s dark humor, which is one of the biggest reasons why I not only love Coralee books, but especially fell in love with Malice. Laughing while darkness is raining down around everyone, I’ve discovered, is my new favorite joy in life.

Anthony and Juliet together still bring the best combination of dark laughs for well, reasons…his madness is weirdly adorable and endearing. He is the heart of the brothers and even with his morbid fascinations, he’s just darn likable. However, be prepared to have your heart a little broken this time around…I won’t say more, but with laughter comes some tears.

A close second to my lovely Anthony is Nick’s inner monologue. He of course wants to murder everyone, he has zero patience, and honestly, he’s kind of adorable in his controlling, over-the-top, can’t live without Juliet, overbearing ways. I know, total caveman, but his growly ways are really hot and sweet in a stalkery-lover way. Will his controlling ways eventually ruin everything? Perhaps, but a man can learn…right?

Now, William…what has happened to this man? Perhaps it’s being stuck in the middle and always having to take care of everybody and everything, but William, my heart breaks a bit for the abuse his emotions take, but he’s not innocent in how he gets treated. He pushes and pokes and asks for the beating of his emotions too. This man can only push so much as well before he eventually breaks. He is the most like Juliet in wanting to take care of everyone, but unlike Juliet, he’s silent about it. Juliet likes his silent moments, but is it enough for him?

This group is no where near their happy ending. Working on their dynamic and how to love one another, all still as brothers, and as one family is still a work in progress.

Wrath is full of darkness, a new villain is introduced, and a continued love story is still flowing that made this book UNPUTDOWNABLE!! Coralee never fails to wow and amaze me.

Synopsis:

ɪ ʜᴀᴛᴇᴅ ꜰɪʀᴇ. ɪ ʜᴀᴛᴇᴅ ʜᴏᴡ ᴛʜᴇ ꜱᴍᴏᴋᴇ ᴡʀᴀᴘᴘᴇᴅ ᴀʀᴏᴜɴᴅ ᴍʏ ɴᴀᴋᴇᴅ ʙᴏᴅʏ, ꜱᴛɪɴɢɪɴɢ ᴍʏ ꜱᴋɪɴ ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴅᴇꜰɪᴀɴᴛ ᴇᴍʙᴇʀꜱ. ɪ ʜᴀᴛᴇᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ꜱᴍᴇʟʟ ᴏꜰ ʙᴜʀɴᴛ ꜰʟᴇꜱʜ, ᴛʜᴇ ᴀꜱʜᴇꜱ ʜᴇᴀᴠʏ ᴏɴ ᴍʏ ᴛᴏɴɢᴜᴇ, ᴍʏ ᴄʜᴀʀʀᴇᴅ ꜱᴏᴜʟ ʟɪᴋᴇ ꜱᴘʟɪɴᴛᴇʀꜱ ᴅᴇᴇᴘ ɪɴ ᴍʏ ᴄʜᴇꜱᴛ.

ꜱʜᴇ’ꜱ ᴅᴇᴀᴅ, ᴊᴜʟɪᴇᴛ.

ᴛʜᴇʀᴇ’ꜱ ɴᴏᴛʜɪɴɢ ᴇʟꜱᴇ ʏᴏᴜ ᴄᴀɴ ᴅᴏ–

ᴅʀᴀɢɢɪɴɢ ᴍʏ ʙʟᴇᴇᴅɪɴɢ ꜰᴇᴇᴛ ᴀᴄʀᴏꜱꜱ ᴛʜᴇ ᴄᴏɴᴄʀᴇᴛᴇ, ɪ ᴡᴀʟᴋᴇᴅ ᴛᴏᴡᴀʀᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ꜰʟᴀᴍᴇꜱ. ʜᴇᴀᴛ ʟɪᴄᴋᴇᴅ ᴀᴛ ᴍʏ ᴄʜᴇᴇᴋꜱ. ꜱɪʀᴇɴꜱ ᴏꜰꜰ ɪɴ ᴛʜᴇ ᴅɪꜱᴛᴀɴᴄᴇ ᴄᴜʀꜱᴇᴅ ᴍʏ ᴇᴀʀꜱ.

ᴅᴇᴀᴅ, ᴅᴇᴀᴅ, ᴅᴇᴀᴅ.

ᴀʟʟ ᴏꜰ ᴛʜɪꜱ ꜱᴛᴀʀᴛᴇᴅ ʙᴇᴄᴀᴜꜱᴇ ɪ ᴍᴀᴅᴇ ᴀ ᴄʜᴏɪᴄᴇ. ʙᴇᴄᴀᴜꜱᴇ ɪ ꜰᴇʟʟ ɪɴ ʟᴏᴠᴇ. ʙᴇᴄᴀᴜꜱᴇ ɪ ᴡᴀꜱ ᴀ ʟᴏɴᴇʟʏ ɢɪʀʟ ᴄʟɪɴɢɪɴɢ ᴛᴏ ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀᴏᴜꜱ ᴍᴇɴ.

ꜱʜᴇ ᴡᴀꜱ ᴅᴇᴀᴅ ʙᴇᴄᴀᴜꜱᴇ ᴏꜰ ᴛʜᴇᴍ.

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This is a sequel to Malice! The world is not done with the Civella brothers, and there is trouble on the horizon.

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New Release – Missing Maverick by Anna Brooks

 Release Date: October 14
 
I was going to love her until my last breath, and she promised to do the same… but she lied.
Cricket McBride packed up without warning, ditching our small town and the life we were going to build together. She left me with tears in her eyes, a kiss on my cheek, and an empty heart that had done nothing but hardened over the years.
My life wasn’t what I thought it would be, but I’d long since accepted it for what it was. I was content with working on my family ranch and being the best father I could. And I was fine with that.
Or so I thought.
When Cricket returned, one look was all it took for me to admit I still cared, but it wasn’t until I saw the marks on her skin and the pain in her soul that I realized just how deep that love went. Because the same hands that held her tight also promised to protect her… and I never broke a promise.

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Meet Anna Brooks

 

The first time Anna tried to read a romance novel, her hair caught on fire when she leaned over a candle to sneak a peek at her mom’s Harlequin. She thinks being hit on the head with a shirtless Fabio until the smoke cleared is what sparked the flame for her love of romance. 

Anna was born in Wisconsin, but currently lives in Texas with her husband and two boys. 

 

She writes sexy romance that always has a happy ending and loves bringing characters back for cameos. Less than six degrees of separation connects any of her novels. 

 

When she’s not writing or reading, she’s watching reruns of her favorite romcoms, talking to her dog and cat like they’re human, eating carbs, or practicing hand lettering. 

 

She loves to hear from readers and can be found on social media as @annabrooksauth everywhere.

 
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New Release – Evil Queen Anthology

 Release Date: October 12

Everyone deserves a happy ending…
Which is why twenty-two of your favorite authors (and maybe a few soon-to-be favorites) have joined together to bring you the Evil Queen charity anthology! 

Evil Queen is an empowering collection about strong women overcoming all odds and growing into the best versions of their authentic selves.

It features all new stories from:
 
100% of the proceeds from this anthology will be donated to an anti-sexual violence charity.

These stories may include and/or refer to topics that may be triggering for some readers. Such as: pregnancy loss, mental abuse, sexual abuse, depression, and anxiety.
PLEASE NOTE: This is not dark romance or a fairy-tale retelling anthology.

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New Release – Boyfriend by Sarina Bowen

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“BOYFRIEND FOR RENT.”

All in one link page: https://shor.by/boyfriend

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/boyfriend

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RELEASE DATE: OCTOBER 12, 2021

The hottest player on the Moo U hockey team hangs a flyer on the bulletin board, and I am spellbound:

Rent a boyfriend for the holiday. For $25, I will be your Thanksgiving date. I will talk hockey with your dad. I will bring your mother flowers. I will be polite, and wear a nicely ironed shirt…

Now everyone knows it’s a bad idea to introduce your long-time crush to your messed-up family. But I really do need a date for Thanksgiving, even if I’m not willing to say why. So I tear his phone number off of that flyer… and accidentally entangle our star defenseman in a ruse that neither of us can easily unwind.

Because Weston’s family is even nuttier than mine. He needs a date, too, for the most uncomfortable holiday engagement party ever thrown.

There will be hors d’oeuvre. There will be faked PDA. And there will be pro-level awkwardness…

Boyfriend is a full-length stand-alone romance for Weston and Abbi

EXCERPT

I wonder what Abbi is like. It doesn’t matter very much, of course. I haven’t agreed to marry her. It’s just one day of my life. And people fascinate me, so even if Abbi’s family is irritating as fuck, I probably won’t take it personally.

But I have a good feeling about Abbi herself. She’s local, which is interesting. Vermonters are pretty cool. They have a rugged mentality, and they rarely complain. And they’re usually hockey fans. What’s not to like about that?

The door opens, and I immediately lose my train of thought. I’m blinking at a pretty blond woman with shoulder-length hair. My first reaction is all hell yes and thank you, Jesus

Then I realize this is not just any woman. It’s the hot waitress from The Biscuit in the Basket. The one who remembers every order without writing it down. The one who always seems to know when we need something more, or when it’s time to drop the check.

The one with the kissable ivory neck and gray eyes that always make me a little stupid. I’ve never asked her out, because it’s rude to hit on a girl who’s just trying to get through her shift at work. But man, I’d like to. 

“Hi,” she says, frowning at me. “Wow. You’re wearing a tie.”

“Too much?” I ask, my hand flying to the knot of silk at my throat. “I could lose the tie.” And, heck, why stop there? If she asked me to lose my trousers, I’d do it. Anything for you, honey.

“No, you look very respectful. Thank you for doing this.”

I blink slowly. I can’t believe my luck. She’s my date? “You work at The Biscuit in the Basket,” I say stupidly. “But your name tag says Gail.”

She smiles. “That’s right. The lazy manager put the wrong name on it, and then wouldn’t redo it for me. But I’m glad you can recognize me without the uniform.”

“Well, sure. You look nice. Your hair is different. Fluffier. Wait. Is fluffy a good thing?” I babble.

She laughs suddenly. “Fluffy is fine. At work they make us wear those visor caps. Like we’re all golf caddies.”

I smile back at her and get a little lost for another moment. And her laugh is terrific. A little husky. I dig it.

“So, uh, are you ready to go?”

That’s when I realize I’m blocking her way out of her own door. “Yup, sorry,” I stammer, leaping to the side like a frisky goat. 

Oh, man. Nobody would call me Mr. Smooth right now, that’s for damn sure. I’m glad my teammates aren’t here to witness this. I’d never live it down. 

Abbi locks her door. “Where are you from, Weston? Is it too far to go home for Thanksgiving?”

“I’m from the eastern edge of Vermont. But I don’t have a car, and we have practice tomorrow anyway. Hey—does your family drink? I brought a bottle of wine.” I hold it up, along with a bouquet of flowers, too.

“That’s lovely of you,” she says. “I have a bottle in my car too. I find that where alcohol and my so-called family are concerned, more is more. Although I’m driving tonight, so I can’t drink.”

“Your so-called family?”

“Well, it’s complicated without being terribly interesting. But we’re going to my stepfather’s house. I mean, he used to be my stepfather and now he’s married to someone else.” 

“Your step-stepmother,” I say, recalling her text message.

“Right.” She leads me off the porch and down the walkway. “My car is just around the back. It won’t take us long to get there. You’ll be eating turkey dumplings in no time.”

“Sounds good. My body is, like, fifty percent wings and fries at this point. I’m sure you know that. I’m at your restaurant all the time.”

“Table number seventeen,” she says cheerfully. “The hockey table. Do you know that we prep a different portion of wings depending on whether you guys win or lose?”

“No, really? Why?”

“Because you eat more and get drunker on the nights you lose than on the nights you win.”

“Huh. That’s very scientific of you.”

She unlocks an elderly Honda Civic and opens the driver’s side door. “Last chance to back out.”

I wouldn’t dream of it. I have to remember how to be Mr. Smooth, though, and flirt properly with Abbi. Who knows? After a great meal, we could make this a night to remember. “I’m at your service,” I say, hoping it sounds a little sexy and not creepy. “Let’s get our turkey on.”

Huh. Mr. Smooth seems to be on vacation today.

I give myself a fifty-fifty shot at success. But I’ve faced worse odds. Game on.

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Review – Missing Maverick by Anna Brooks

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Missing Maverick; Ryder Ranch #3 
(A standalone within a series)

Publication Date: October 14, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Single Dad/Second Chance/Contemporary Romance

Author: Anna Brooks

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Full of angst, second chances, and lots of family. There is a ton of emotion in this third Ryder Ranch book, so get a box of tissues ready.

There were so many people affected when Cricket McBride left town over a decade ago. She not only was Mavericks girlfriend, she was woven into the very town, the very Ryder family. When Cricket left she left Maverick, his brothers, his sister and other people in their small town. Moving back wouldn’t be easy, but Cricket is returning after nearly fifteen years without a word. While making amends won’t be easy she doesn’t plan to stay hidden and she’ll start with apologizing to the man she hurt the most.

Cricket had no idea Maverick was a father, two times over. While she was living in New York, married to another man, she never envisioned that he would have children with someone else, but the truth is, Maverick hasn’t been living his best life. He’s been wallowing in misery since Cricket left. While he loves his daughters, he doesn’t exactly love the women he fathered them with. Does he picture his life differently…every day. He pictures living with Cricket and raising his children with the woman who still holds his heart, but does he trust Cricket….not a chance.

Can these two pick up the pieces after so much time, so much pain, so much water under the bridge?

Missing Maverick is full of emotions. Cricket played an integral part in so many peoples lives that this book weaves through a lot of the Ryder family as she makes amends. It’s a story about redemption, forgiveness, and second chances.

Synopsis:

I was going to love her until my last breath, and she promised to do the same… but she lied.

Cricket McBride packed up without warning, ditching our small town and the life we were going to build together. She left me with tears in her eyes, a kiss on my cheek, and an empty heart that had done nothing but hardened over the years.
My life wasn’t what I thought it would be, but I’d long since accepted it for what it was. I was content with working on my family ranch and being the best father I could. And I was fine with that.

Or so I thought.

When Cricket returned, one look was all it took for me to admit I still cared, but it wasn’t until I saw the marks on her skin and the pain in her soul that I realized just how deep that love went. Because the same hands that held her tight also promised to protect her… and I never broke a promise.

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Review – No Strings by Nikki Ash

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No Strings 
(A standalone)

Publication Date: October 21, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Friends-to-Lovers/Single Dad/Contemporary Romance

Author: Nikki Ash

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Fun, sweet, feel-good romance that pulls all the emotional strings and knots them tightly together in a perfect bow.

Savannah is full of sass, southern charm and her t-shirt collection is to die for. Savy is the kind of person who has never met a stranger and I totally want to be her friend. She is such a likeable character it is no wonder that Benjamin Fields is drawn to her, a man who is a known workaholic and never plans to fall in love.

Savannah has also made a similar commitment, she’s just come off a divorce and plans to focus on herself and her new career, but when she meets Benjamin and his son, Brody…slowly she begins falling for the single dad and his teenage son no matter how hard she tries not to.

Broaching a no strings kind of relationship, since neither want commitment, becomes harder than it sounds. Savannah and Benjamin began with all kinds of strings that become tangled, but how do you cut strings when you originally agreed to no strings?

Brody, was a wonderful joy to this story. What do I mean? For a teenage boy, who came to live with his father because of his behaviour, he turned out to be the sprinkles on a cupcake. A true delight.

Synopsis:

From USA Today Bestselling Author Nikki Ash comes a brand new, contemporary, stand-alone romance about a single dad who thinks he has everything figured out… until he meets her.

Savannah

A sexy, single dad and his teenage son weren’t a part of my white picket fence fairy tale, but if life has taught me anything, it’s that things don’t always work out according to plan.

Ben offers me no-strings-attached sex, but we could never be stringless. He has a son to think about, one who’s very much a part of my life.

No matter how much I want to accept his offer, taking our relationship to the next level would leave us tangled in knots.

Benjamin

After experiencing firsthand the devastation love can cause, I knew having a family wasn’t for me.
Neither was being a single dad—but here we are, trying to make it work.

The last thing I need is a distraction, but then Savannah waltzes into my world, stealing my treadmill at the gym—as well as my son’s heart.

We agreed to no strings. No complications or commitments. But I’m going back on my word because now that I know what it’s like to be with Savannah, there’s no way I’m ever letting her go.

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Review – Evil Queen Anthology

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Evil Queen Anthology 
(A Charity Anthology)

Publication Date: October 18, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Anthology Romance

Authors: Dee Lagasse, Victoria Ellis, Kat Savage, J.R. Rogue, Christina Hart, Kandi Steiner, Abbi Glines, Kelsie Rae, C.C. Monroe, Kat T. Masen, B.L. Olson, Stella Montgomery, K. Leigh, Jerilyn Saint Jane, Len Webster, C.L. Matthews, Amanda Cuff, Mignon Mykel, Nicole Banks, London Miller, Alexandria Bishop, Cynthia A. Rodriguez

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

In this new anthology, where you’d think darkness reigns supreme, but it’s more about women empowerment and how women find their own happy endings…or beginnings.

This anthology is jammed pack with short stories, prequels, and novellas. Here is a look at just a few I reviewed:

Len Webster’s Juniper;

Len is a fantastic writer of angsty love triangles. Juniper has been in love with her friend Benny forever, but Benny has recently fallen in love with Darsha. This new development hasn’t lessened Juniper’s feelings any, but tell that to her best friend. While Juniper has tried her best to shove those feelings in a box, it doesn’t help when she has to see him making kissy face with his girlfriend. While it’s been almost a year and Juniper knows she needs to move on it’s easier said than done. However, when she meets Brandt, he might be the answer to finally starting a new path. Could this be the beginning of Len’s famous triangle?? While she doesn’t mention this continuing in a bigger book, it does have all the lovely components of a Webster angsty novel, so I’m hopeful to see these characters again.

Kelsie Rae’s Samantha;

A second chance love story. This novella is sweet and steamy all rolled into one second chance romance. Phoenix and Sam were best friends until Phoenix moved away ten years ago, but neither ever forgot the other. When they were just six years old they made a pact to marry one another on their twenty-fifth birthdays. Phoenix is now a rock star and Samantha is just an ordinary girl living in LA, they shouldn’t have the opportunity to run into one another, much less think about a pact they made almost twenty years ago, but can birthday wishes come true? This particular story, or at least these characters do continue in Kelsie’s next book.

Check out this book full of empowering, strong women.

Synopsis:

EVERYONE DESERVES A HAPPY ENDING. 

This empowering collection features novelettes about strong women overcoming all the odds to become the best, authentic version of themselves.

Contributing authors: Dee Lagasse, Victoria Ellis, Kat Savage, J.R. Rogue, Christina Hart, Kandi Steiner, Abbi Glines, Kelsie Rae, C.C. Monroe, Kat T. Masen, B.L. Olson, Stella Montgomery, K. Leigh, Jerilyn Saint Jane, Len Webster, C.L. Matthews, Amanda Cuff, Mignon Mykel, Nicole Banks, London Miller, Alexandria Bishop, Cynthia A. Rodriguez.

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