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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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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.

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

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

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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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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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Blog Tour – A Trial By Blood by Sherilee Gray

Release Date: November 29
Rose

After a lifetime of suffering, I’m ready to end it all…Preferably before my Trial begins.

I’m more useful dead than alive—Death is demanding my soul as payment for a debt he believes my family owes, and Ronan, the cold-blooded dhampir who can’t seem to stay away from me, can help end my pain.

But when the call to Trial comes sooner than expected, I must answer and risk Death’s wrath, and the fate of those I love most. Ronan’s vowed to protect me…but the ice in his veins has turned to fire and his need for me has the power to set us both ablaze.

As everything I believed is tested to the limit, I’ll have to fight—for my coven, and a future I never dreamed I was destined for…

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Meet Sherilee Gray
Sherilee’s always had a big (some say warped) imagination, and as a kid scared herself conjuring up horror stories full of ghosts and other terrifying creatures.
She never dreamed of actually writing down any of those wonderful imaginary people or places, not until many years later when her sister introduced her to the wondrous world of romance novels, and her very large book collection.
She’s pleased to say, she still has the big imagination… only now her characters are chasing their happily ever after.
Sherilee Gray is a kiwi girl and lives in beautiful New Zealand with her husband and their two children.
When she isn’t writing sexy, edgy contemporary and paranormal romance, searching for her next alpha hero on Pinterest, or fueling her voracious book addiction, she can be found dreaming of far off places with a mug of tea in one hand and a bar of Cadburys Rocky Road chocolate in the other.
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Blog Tour – Once Upon a Sexy Scrooge by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine

Once Upon a Sexy Scrooge by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine is now live! 

Ah, Christmas. The most magical time of the year. A time when the snow is falling, cider is flowing, and couples are kissing under the mistletoe.

Too bad all that makes me want to gag.

Look, it isn’t that I’m a hater, it’s just that I have a job to do, and this particular holiday is getting in the way of that. And I know what you’ll say, that Micah Noble’s Christmas Tree Farm is a beloved tradition for many of the families of Merrihill, but you have to see the bigger picture here: a five-star luxury resort where overworked Manhattanites can escape to, a serene place of spas and shopping and watching sexy lumberjacks chopping wood…

Oh, wait, scratch that last one. Lumberjacks aren’t my thing. Anymore. Micah Noble cured me of that, which tends to happen when you’re trying to buy someone’s family land to bulldoze to the ground.

He can call me a Scrooge all he wants, but business is business, and pleasure is…well, not something I can afford to think about. Even if it does come packaged in those tight jeans and flannel shirts that make me want to rip them off with my teeth—

No. This is not happening. I will not think of Micah as anything other than an obstacle to getting what I want. A really, really sexy obstacle.

Ugh. Screw Christmas and the sleigh it rode in on.

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Meet Ella   

Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite Preslocke series. Her Prime Time series has been praised as “highly entertaining!” and “sexy as hell!”

A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction.

Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.

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Meet Brooke

Brooke Blaine is a USA Today Bestselling Author best known for writing romantic comedy and M/M romance. Her novels lead with humor and heart, but Brooke never shies away from throwing in something extra naughty that will scandalize her conservative Southern family for life (bless their hearts).

She’s a choc-o-holic, lives for eighties bands (which means she thinks guyliner is totally underrated), believes it’s always wine o’clock, and lives with the coolest cat on the planet—her Ragdoll/Maine Coon mix, Jackson Agador Spartacus.

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New Release – Brutal Obsession by S. Massary

Brutal Obsession by S. Massery is now live!

He shattered my leg, and now he wants to ruin the rest of me.

Greyson Devereux is a menace–but only to me.
To everyone else, he’s charismatic.
He’s the son of a senator and the star of the university’s hockey team.

When all I want is to be invisible, he drags me into the spotlight.
He wants my blood, my fear, my attention.

Resisting him only worsens his obsession.
Fighting solidifies it.

He’s brutal, and he draws out a sick darkness in me that enjoys it.
But I’ll be damned if I let him become my downfall.

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Meet S. Massery

S. Massery is a dark romance author who loves injecting a good dose of suspense into her stories. She lives in Western Massachusetts with her dog, Alice.

Before adventuring into the world of writing, she went to college in Boston and held a wide variety of jobs–including working on a dude ranch in Wyoming (a personal highlight). She has a love affair with coffee and chocolate. When S. Massery isn’t writing, she can be found devouring books, playing outside with her dog, or trying to make people smile.

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New Release – 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!

Grab this all-new enemies to lovers romance today!!

NOW AVAILABLE! FREE IN KU!
Universal: http://mybook.to/bobc3

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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.

Connect w/Rachel:
Website: www.rachelleighauthor.com
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Review – Witcha Gonna Do by Avery Flynn

Witcha Gonna Do; Witchington #1
(#2 within a series)

Publication Date: December 6, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Romantic Comedy/Paranormal/Enemies-to-Lovers Romance

Author: Avery Flynn

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
In this enemies-to-lovers story where two nemesis’ have to work together to set a mysterious spell to rights, romance is bubbling and brewing between them the entire time, Gil and Tilda have zero chance of not falling in love.

Witcha Gonna Do is Flynn’s brand of comedy mixed in with a brand new paranormal world. Tilda and Gil move about in a social construct that is fresh and made this story unique.

Tilda is part of the most powerful family of witches, but unfortunately she is the one witch who doesn’t have any powers. Unless you count her social media skills.

Whereas Gil is from a witchy family that has been banned for the use of their magic powers. His backstory is unique in its own right and I loved how Gil and Tilda mashed together.

While Witcha Gonna Do is a brand new world for Avery Flynn there were some points in the book that drug by. However, I feel books such as these deserve a little grace, especially in the beginning. Creating fiction is hard, but creating a paranormal world where everything is entirely made up, I feel, is even harder.

Overall, this book is sort of silly with romance wrapped around the story, but it’s a nice escape, which is what reading is all about.

Synopsis:
An unlucky witch and her know-it-all nemesis must team up in the first of a new, hot romantic comedy series from USA Today bestselling author Avery Flynn.

Could it possibly get any worse than having absolutely no magical abilities when you’re a member of the most powerful family of witches ever? It used to be that I’d say no, but then I keep getting set up on dates with Gil Connolly whose hotness is only matched by his ego. Seriously. I can’t stand him. Even if I also can’t stop thinking about him (specifically kissing him) but we’re going to pretend I never told you that part.

So yeah, my life isn’t the greatest right now, but then it goes straight to the absolute worst hell when I accidentally make my sister’s spell glitch and curse my whole family. And the only person who can help non-magical me break the spell? You guessed it. Gil the super hot jerk.

Now we have to work together to save my family and outmaneuver some evil-minded nefarious forces bent on world domination. Oh yeah, and we have to do all that while fighting against the attraction building between us because I may not be magical, but what’s happening between Gil and I sure feels like it.

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Review – The Sinner by Shantel Tessier

The Sinner; The Ritual series #2
(Standalone within a series)

Publication Date: November 30, 2022

Genre/Tropes: New Adult/Dark/Taboo/Forbidden/Secret Society Romance

Author: Shantel Tessier

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Break every rule, cross every line and jump into the taboo world of The Lords. This book was intense with a capital I!!

Walking the dark line in this world means opening yourself to the devil and the devil has his eye on his own personal demon. I’d like to call Sin and Elli toxic, but their relationship is their own kink and probably the only thing non-toxic in their dark world. Don’t worry it makes sense.

This book is heavy and super dark. Definitely Shantel’s darkest to date, where she delves into lots of morally gray territories. Please make sure to read her TW’s if this kind of book makes you pause. Personally, I love reading how characters back themselves into corners, even the kind with no moral codes to speak of, because sooner or later that character will need to get themselves out of that corner and when they do those slippery morals are so fun to watch as they spin them around. That anticipation, that rush of what they will do, is fun to read.

Elli and Sin cross so many boundaries, it could make a reader cringe, and in a normal world, for every action their should be a consequence, but this dark world doesn’t have normal consequences and like I said above you either like this dark world or you don’t. Sin has no f…cares to give. Like, seriously none. Well, maybe one, Elli is his. His little demon. Aside from that get out of his way.

I love delving into the darkness that Shantel creates every-single-time. It’s a thrill and fascinating ride. The Sinner did not disappoint.

Synopsis:
An all-new dark standalone romance from the USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Shantel Tessier

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.

𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑺𝒊𝒏𝒏𝒆𝒓 is set in the same world as Shantel’s top 50 bestseller 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑹𝒊𝒕𝒖𝒂𝒍.

Things to know about 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗦𝗶𝗻𝗻𝗲𝗿

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︎ MF

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︎ J/P (jealous/possessive) Hero

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︎ OTT (over the top) Hero

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︎ Complete standalone

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︎ Dark college romance

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This touches on very dark themes. The 𝗧𝗪’𝘀 will be posted inside the book before the prologue.

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︎ This is my darkest book to date. Please do NOT go in blind if you have any triggers.

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︎ You do NOT have to read The Ritual first but some characters from 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑹𝒊𝒕𝒖𝒂𝒍 do make appearances in The Sinner.

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New Release – A Trial By Blood by Sherilee Gray

Release Date: November 29
Rose

After a lifetime of suffering, I’m ready to end it all…Preferably before my Trial begins.

I’m more useful dead than alive—Death is demanding my soul as payment for a debt he believes my family owes, and Ronan, the cold-blooded dhampir who can’t seem to stay away from me, can help end my pain.

But when the call to Trial comes sooner than expected, I must answer and risk Death’s wrath, and the fate of those I love most. Ronan’s vowed to protect me…but the ice in his veins has turned to fire and his need for me has the power to set us both ablaze.

As everything I believed is tested to the limit, I’ll have to fight—for my coven, and a future I never dreamed I was destined for…

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Meet Sherilee Gray
Sherilee’s always had a big (some say warped) imagination, and as a kid scared herself conjuring up horror stories full of ghosts and other terrifying creatures.
She never dreamed of actually writing down any of those wonderful imaginary people or places, not until many years later when her sister introduced her to the wondrous world of romance novels, and her very large book collection.
She’s pleased to say, she still has the big imagination… only now her characters are chasing their happily ever after.
Sherilee Gray is a kiwi girl and lives in beautiful New Zealand with her husband and their two children.
When she isn’t writing sexy, edgy contemporary and paranormal romance, searching for her next alpha hero on Pinterest, or fueling her voracious book addiction, she can be found dreaming of far off places with a mug of tea in one hand and a bar of Cadburys Rocky Road chocolate in the other.
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New Release – Once Upon a Sexy Scrooge by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine

Once Upon a Sexy Scrooge by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine is now live! 

Ah, Christmas. The most magical time of the year. A time when the snow is falling, cider is flowing, and couples are kissing under the mistletoe.

Too bad all that makes me want to gag.

Look, it isn’t that I’m a hater, it’s just that I have a job to do, and this particular holiday is getting in the way of that. And I know what you’ll say, that Micah Noble’s Christmas Tree Farm is a beloved tradition for many of the families of Merrihill, but you have to see the bigger picture here: a five-star luxury resort where overworked Manhattanites can escape to, a serene place of spas and shopping and watching sexy lumberjacks chopping wood…

Oh, wait, scratch that last one. Lumberjacks aren’t my thing. Anymore. Micah Noble cured me of that, which tends to happen when you’re trying to buy someone’s family land to bulldoze to the ground.

He can call me a Scrooge all he wants, but business is business, and pleasure is…well, not something I can afford to think about. Even if it does come packaged in those tight jeans and flannel shirts that make me want to rip them off with my teeth—

No. This is not happening. I will not think of Micah as anything other than an obstacle to getting what I want. A really, really sexy obstacle.

Ugh. Screw Christmas and the sleigh it rode in on.

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Meet Ella   

Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite Preslocke series. Her Prime Time series has been praised as “highly entertaining!” and “sexy as hell!”

A life-long fan of the romance genre, Ella writes contemporary and erotic fiction.

Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Philips.

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Brooke Blaine is a USA Today Bestselling Author best known for writing romantic comedy and M/M romance. Her novels lead with humor and heart, but Brooke never shies away from throwing in something extra naughty that will scandalize her conservative Southern family for life (bless their hearts).

She’s a choc-o-holic, lives for eighties bands (which means she thinks guyliner is totally underrated), believes it’s always wine o’clock, and lives with the coolest cat on the planet—her Ragdoll/Maine Coon mix, Jackson Agador Spartacus.

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Review – The Frat Boy by Nikki Sloane

The Frat Boy; Nashville Neighborhood #4
(#4 within an interconnected series)

Publication Date: December 6, 2022

Genre/Tropes: New Adult/Erotic/Taboo/Enemies-to-Lovers/Forced Proximity Romance

Author: Nikki Sloane

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
OMG!! Hottest book I’ve ever read…EVER!! Even better, this book has a ton of emotion and a great plot as well. Saying I loved it doesn’t seem to do it justice, but WOW, did I LOOOOOVVVVVEEEE IT!!!!!

There is a lot that leads up to Colin and Madison living in the same house together, but it’s not just a campus house, or an apartment, or even a close proximity that drives their story. Colin and Madison, who are enemies due to all of the circumstances that lead to their homelessness, find their new rooms while working for an adult film company. This storyline is so HAWT I can’t even begin to describe the level of volcanic hotness in this review!!!!! Even more amazing, than my kindle starting on fire, is the emotion Colin and Madison brought to the page. Their story was engaging even aside from the mind blowing naked times. Their vulnerability, their raw nakedness, and I’m not talking about their lack of clothes, it all shines through and what made this book so fantastic.

The entire Nashville Neighborhood series has had all of the best taboo tropes, but this book blew everyone else away. Aside from having MM on the page, everything other combination hit this book, and I do mean everything else. Every situation is explosive and the chemistry between- well, everyone- will warm you up during this cold winter.

Synopsis:
Colin Novak is the big man on campus. Huge—if the rumors are to be believed. Nearly every girl at Davidson University has had a ride on him . . . everyone, except me.

Which is fine. This frat boy may be irritatingly hot, all carved muscle with a deceptively wholesome smile, but that’s irrelevant. He’s a Sig.

When I catch his fraternity cheating at the Greek Week tournament, he denies it—causing our rivalry between houses to escalate. Colin and I may have started the mud fight, but it grows into an all-out war, and ends with us expelled from our houses.

Now I’m homeless and it’s all his fault.

So, while answering an ad for a leading role at an adult film company wasn’t part of my career path, the work comes with a lot of perks. Steady salary. Accommodations close to campus. A safe place to explore my fantasies.

Except when I show up for my audition, my partner is none other than my new archenemy—Colin. And our sexual chemistry is explosive.

We hate how attracted we are to each other, and I despise that I want every scene to be with him. Because the longer we live together, the more I see he’s not who I thought he was.

This frat boy was so easy to hate . . . but what if he’s even easier to love?

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Review – Playing Hard to Get by Monica Murphy

Playing Hard to Get
(Standalone)

Publication Date: December 1, 2022

Genre/Tropes: New Adult/Sports/Opposites Attract Romance

Author: Monica Murphy

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Sweet, dirty, and completely enchanting. Knox and Joanna are pure magic on the page and I couldn’t get enough!

For a man who is labeled a player on campus, which he is – and he will admit it, Knox is one of the sweetest, most endearing, and openly honest book boyfriends you will run across. He’s currently in his senior year of college, feeling the pressure of the upcoming draft, his class schedule, fitting in PT, and now he needs to fit in a tutor for a class he’s struggling with. On the plus side, the tutor he hires is the girl he can’t stop thinking about, Joanna, or his Jo Jo.

Joanna is quiet, recovering from a recent breakup, and really, really doesn’t like football. When Knox Maguire keeps popping up in her life, he isn’t her type at all, not that he isn’t pretty eye candy, but aside from that, he is not the kind of man she would date. However, his honesty and his persistence works its way under her skin and the temptation of Knox breaks down every single barrier she originally threw up.

These two are more than chemistry, they are pure magic. Their relationship grew without drama and with tons of heart behind it. Playing Hard to Get is one of those feel good books that make you swoon and sigh with big heart eye emojis all over it!!

Synopsis:
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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Review – Sneaking Around with the Player by Rebecca Jenshak

Sneaking Around with the Player; Holiday with the Players #2
(#2 within a series)

Publication Date: December 6, 2022

Genre/Tropes: New Adult/Holiday/Sports/Forbidden Romance

Author: Rebecca Jenshak

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Adorable meet-cute between Stella and Beau in an airport that turned into witty banter through texting and meaningful conversations through phone calls. This relationship was just too cute and it all happened while they were thousand of miles apart. I loved it!!

Such an adorable idea and I loved this couple for all of their sweet moments, but it was unique because they made it happen when they weren’t even in each others presence. In today’s world with all of the technology it probably happens more often than we realize, but on paper this story could have run dry pretty quick. However, Rebecca did a great job of keeping the story engaging and moving right along. I also liked how it bracketed Holly’s story, filling in bits and pieces along the timeline, but still reading as a complete standalone if you so choose.

Synopsis:
It was supposed to be a quick conversation with a cute boy at the airport while I dodged my ex and his new girlfriend.
We weren’t supposed to trade numbers.
He wasn’t supposed to be a football player.
And I definitely wasn’t supposed to fall for him since he’s attending a college a thousand miles away.
I saw past his jersey. And he saw past my last name.
Now it’s semester break, and by some Christmas miracle, he’s going to be close. So close.
I want to meet him again, but there’s just one problem.
My older brother can’t, under any circumstances, find out I’m dating his rival.

Best read after book one, Snowed In with the Player, but can be read as a standalone.

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Review – Catching Kye by Hannah Gray

Catching Kye; Florida East University #3
(An interconnected standalone within a series)

Publication Date: December 1, 2022

Genre/Tropes: New Adult/Friends-to-Lovers/Sports/Fake Dating/Forbidden Romance

Author: Hannah Gray

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
My favorite couple in this series!

Kye and Winter may be forbidden to date, but their relationship begins as friendship and these two are just fun with a whole lot of flirty added in. That is until they cross that thin line of friends into lovers, but even then their steam is infectious, even with the secret aspect tossed in. However, their story isn’t all hearts and laughs, there is an underlying darkness that, probably because the initial story is so light and fun, carries a heavy weight and really broke my heart when it hit.

Kye is funny, a total jokester filled with sassy comebacks and a ton of innuendo. He befriends his best friends younger sister, Winter, after her boyfriend cheats on her with her best friend. Kye is feeling a little left out himself as Dane and Bama are dealing with their own issues, so stepping up to befriend Winter isn’t totally selfless, but he also hates to see her struggling and completely heartbroken over losing so much. It doesn’t hurt that he’s insanely attracted to her as well, but he also knows Bama would murder him if he crossed a line, so friends it is while Winter gets her groove back. He just never expected that he’d need her as much as she needed him.

The ending was spectacular and it was absolutely the perfect way to close out the series for these three friends.

Synopsis:
This is the third and final book in the Florida East University series. This is Kye’s story.

Winter

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.

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Blog Tour – The Joy of Us by Kennedy Fox

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The Joy of Us

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The Joy of Us is now available on all retailers!

What happens when your getaway rental cabin ends up being a scam and you’re forced to stay with a sexy lumberjack? You try to avoid him and his annoying Christmas spirit because the last thing you have time for is love.

The Joy of Us is a reverse grumpy/sunshine, forced proximity standalone romance.


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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 – Twisted Secrets by Rachel Leigh

Twisted Secrets; Bastards of Boulder Cove #3
(#3 within a series)

Publication Date: November 30, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Trilogy/Antihero/Suspense/New Adult/Dark/Bully/Reverse Harem Romance

Author: Rachel Leigh

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
There were so many secrets that unraveled, one after another, leading right up to a twisted ending!

Twisted Secrets really was the perfect title for this perfectly twisted finale. Not only were there multiple secrets revealed, but there was also twisted up feelings, twisted up friendships, suspense and mayhem was also twisted up in this gloriously page turning finale. Everything was brilliantly tied up and I was spectacularly happy with twisted up ending.

Whew…I wonder if I can fit the words; twists and secrets, a few more times in this review??

As for Scar and her three men…well, I’ll leave with this…they go through a lot in this final book. Neo doesn’t make anything easy on anyone, but as we’ve come to know, that’s just Neo. However, the darker the antihero, the deeper we all seem to fall, so Neo gives quite a ride to say the least. As for Crew and Jagger, they get their moments too, because this wouldn’t be a finale if they remained a silent doormat.

Twisted Secrets is twisted, there are a lot of turns and secrets that I never saw coming, and this last book is stuffed full of emotions, which I don’t want to say threw me, but it was another twist.

This entire trilogy was fantastic from beginning to end. I loved diving into this dark, depraved world and would totally recommend to anyone who loves reading morally gray characters.

Synopsis:

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.

This series must be read in order for the best enjoyment:

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Review – A Trial by Blood by Sherilee Gray

A Trial by Blood; The Thornheart Trials #3
(#3 within an interconnected series)

Publication Date: November 29, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Suspense/Paranormal/Fantasy Romance

Author: Sherilee Gray

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Oh my heart!! Rose and Ronan are the perfect soulmated couple!

From the very beginning of this book I was drawn into the gripping story. While this may be the third book in this series, it almost reads like a complete standalone. The fantastical stories that makes up both Rose and Ronan’s backstories are fascinating, intriguing and just really darn good that their love flows so organically it made the book fly by.

Ronan comes across in the beginning as emotionless, yet compassionate, while also caring, but also without empathy. He’s a total mixed bag of contradictions and I was instantly drawn to his character the same way he was drawn to Rose. He didn’t quite understand why he couldn’t stay away from her, he just had this pull, this incessant need to stay by her side and without emotions guiding him, he truly didn’t know why. When his dam finally breaks open and he’s flooded with everything, and I mean every single emotion and feeling. It is literal years and years of emotions that humans spend a lifetime building up, gaining tolerance to, learning how to control, etc…that hit him all at once. I have to say Ronan becomes even more fascinating from this point forward. I was truly enthralled by him as I’ve never read anything or anyone like him before and I gobbled up every word.

Then we have Rose Thornheart. The sister that everyone feared would parish by the time her trial would be called forth. However, Rose becomes more than she appears and with the help of Ronan by her side, she will not only find a way to complete her trial, but find an inner strength that rivals her sisters. Rose is so strong and that statement right there I know is so contradictory to how she begins the story, but strength is measured in so many ways and it’s not always physical strength that wins the day. She and Ronan are my favorite couple in this series, so far, and their love for each other was such a thing of beauty to read.

Synopsis:
Rose

After a lifetime of suffering, I’m ready to end it all…Preferably before my Trial begins.

I’m more useful dead than alive—Death is demanding my soul as payment for a debt he believes my family owes, and Ronan, the cold-blooded dhampir who can’t seem to stay away from me, can help end my pain.

But when the call to Trial comes sooner than expected, I must answer and risk Death’s wrath, and the fate of those I love most. Ronan’s vowed to protect me…but the ice in his veins has turned to fire and his need for me has the power to set us both ablaze.

As everything I believed is tested to the limit, I’ll have to fight—for my coven, and a future I never dreamed I was destined for…

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Blog Tour – Tempt by Melanie Harlow

Nothing so wrong should ever feel so right.

TEMPT, an all-new steamy small town, one-night-stand, age gap romance featuring a plus-sized heroine and a hot single dad from USA Today and #1 Amazon Bestselling Author Melanie Harlow, is now available!

You’ve heard the story about the wedding planner who falls for the groom?
Well, this is the one where she falls for his father.
And that groom? He’s my ex.

I didn’t realize who the gruff, gorgeous older man was the night he rescued me from a creep in a Manhattan hotel bar. All I knew was that a hot, bearded stranger with a protective streak showed up right when I needed a reminder that real gentlemen still exist.

(Although he left his manners behind after asking me up to his room.)

It was the hottest night of my life, but I never thought I’d see the former Navy SEAL again.

Imagine my surprise at the rehearsal dinner one week later, when my sexy one-night stand is introduced as the father of the groom. Even more surprising? That temptation we felt in New York was no fluke.

In public, we pretend there’s nothing between us.

In private, we can’t keep our hands off each other.

The situation is beyond complicated. Zach never even knew he’d fathered a child until recently, and he wants to earn his son’s trust and respect. As for me, I’m looking for a man who wants to start a family, and Zach has made it clear he’s not that man. He’s fifteen years older, newly divorced, and he lives across the country.

But no matter how many times we draw the line, we keep crossing it.

Nothing so wrong should ever feel so right.

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I was just lifting the glass to my lips when I noticed someone sitting around the curve of the bar to the left. He was broad through the chest and shoulders, wore a black dress shirt with the cuffs rolled up, and sat alone. His hair and beard were short and dark. Our eyes met and my body grew warm. His bone structure was beautiful—his face looked like it was chiseled from granite. He held my gaze for a moment then looked away, and I did as well, focusing on the first cold sips of my martini.

But in seconds, my eyes were drawn to him again, and I noticed the hand holding his glass—wide palm, long, solid fingers, thick wrist. I indulged in a brief and magnificent fantasy that involved those hands in my hair, his beard against my cheek, that brawny chest bare and warm above me. Was it hairy? I’d bet yes. He looked like a man’s man. My nipples tingled inside the bustier I wore beneath my dress.

Once more he caught me staring, and I realized too late that I was actually biting my lip.

Gawd.

The guy next to me whistled loudly and yelled at the bartender, “Hey! Can I get another round down here?”

The bartender, who was busy making other drinks, didn’t even look over. I didn’t blame him.

“The service is so shitty in this place,” he said. “You need a pair of tits to get any attention.” He glanced at my chest. “Yours are fantastic, by the way.”

Horrified, I picked up my glass and finished my drink in a couple swallows. I should have thrown it in his face, but it would have been a waste of a good martini. Setting the empty glass down, I reached into my bag for my credit card.

“Hey, don’t rush off.” The asshole leaned closer. He wore a white shirt and blue blazer, and he reeked of cologne. “We’re just getting to know each other.”

“Not interested,” I said, trying to catch the bartender’s eye so I could get my check and leave.

“Why not? I’m alone, you’re alone.” He covered my hand with his. That’s when I noticed he wore a wedding band.

I snatched my hand away and slid off my stool, putting it between us. “I’m not alone.”

“Oh no?” He laughed and glanced around. “Looks like it to me.”

I finally caught the bartender’s eye, and he came right over. “Can I get you something?”

“I’ll cash out,” I said quickly.

The bartender glanced at the asshole. “Everything okay?”

“Everything’s fine, I was just waiting for someone, but he couldn’t make it, so I—”

“Sorry I’m late.” A hand circled my wrist.

Startled, I spun around and saw a black shirt. Wide shoulders. Dark eyes.

The hot stranger and I exchanged a look of understanding before he leaned in and kissed my cheek. His beard was softer than I’d imagined.

“Forgive me?” His voice, by contrast, was deep and gravelly.

“Of—of course,” I stammered, my heart pounding. I couldn’t stop staring—the guy was gorgeous. A little older than I’d thought—there was silver in his hair and beard—but those dark eyes, that deep voice, and the possessive grip on my wrist? The whole package made my knees go weak.

He looked over my head at the bartender. “She’s with me.”

“Dude, she’s not with you,” argued the jerk in the blazer. “You were over there by yourself a minute ago. I saw you.”

Dropping my wrist, the stranger turned to him and growled, “You should go.”

The jerk slid off his barstool and put one palm up. “Listen, I don’t want any trouble. I just thought—”

“It’s fuckin’ obvious what you thought.” The stranger’s words were laced with fury, but he kept his volume low. Somehow it was even scarier than if he’d yelled. “Now get the fuck out of here, and don’t even look in her direction as you walk out, or you’ll be trying to do it with two broken legs.”

The jerk stood up taller, like he might be thinking of protesting, but he looked like a gerbil facing off against a Doberman. Then he adjusted his lapels and moved toward the exit without even glancing my way.

The stranger watched him go with hooded, hawklike eyes before looking down at me again. “You okay?”

“Yes.” But I was struggling to catch my breath.

“Can I bring you two another round?” the bartender asked.

The stranger looked at me. “Would you like another drink?”

I took a breath, willing myself to be brave. “Only if you’ll stay and have one with me.”

He hesitated, rubbing one hand along his jaw. “Okay. Sure.”

“Another martini for the lady and a Glenlivet on the rocks, coming right up,” said the bartender.

I perched on my barstool again, crossing my legs. “Thanks for coming to my rescue.”

“You’re welcome.” He sat down next to me. “I hope I didn’t insult you.”

“Insult me?”

“I didn’t mean to imply you couldn’t handle that jackass on your own.”

“Oh! Well, maybe I could have.” I laughed a little. “But I liked your way better.”

One side of his mouth twitched, setting off a thousand butterflies in my stomach.

“This round is on me,” I said as our drinks appeared.

He shook his head. “Not a chance.”

“But I’d like to repay you for standing up for me.”

“No payment necessary. Any gentleman would have done it.”

“Gentleman, huh?” I tilted my head and gave him a playful smile. I was a pretty good flirt when I wanted to be. “So you’re saying I’m safe with you?”

He didn’t answer right away, and I sat up a little taller in my seat. Slightly arched my back. But his eyes stayed put on mine. “You’re safe with me.”

Well, damn.

What on earth was I going to do about that?

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About Melanie Harlow
USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she’s not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like Ted, Lasso, Schitt’s Creek, and Fleabag. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak.

Melanie is the author of the BELLAMY CREEK series, the CLOVERLEIGH FARMS series, the ONE & ONLY series, AFTER WE FALL series, the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, and the FRENCHED series. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

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Blog Tour – Wrecked But Not Ruined by Nicole Dykes

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Ethan

I had everything. I was going to college and having a blast. Enjoying myself and not taking much seriously. But then, two years ago, everything changed.

A car wreck destroyed my life. It sent me into a total tailspin. I walked away, even when everyone said I wouldn’t be able to.

But I haven’t recovered from it.

The only thing I have left is my best friend, but I’m sure he’ll give up on me soon. Even so, I can’t fight the truth . . . I’m irrevocably ruined.

Knox

College is coming to an end, and I couldn’t be happier to finally start my real life.

Ethan and I had plans. So many amazing plans. And then, everything changed. He was in a horrific wreck, but he miraculously survived. Except it took a piece of him.

I’ve tried to help him get it back. Tried to get him to go to a trauma support group and come back to me.

He thinks he’s broken, but I know the real Ethan is still there. The brave, outgoing man I’ve known my entire life. And I’m going to help him see the truth. That he can overcome this.

That he may have been a little wrecked, but he wasn’t ruined.

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About Nicole Dykes

Nicole Dykes is a wife and a professional assistant/mom to two gorgeous girls. Currently residing in Kansas, she’s a lover of coffee, Kansas City Chiefs, and all things romance. She currently has over 20 published books with her Monroe and Adamson series being the most popular. She enjoys cranking up the angst level, making her readers cry, and turning those tears into the coffee that fuels her writing.

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New Release – Bad For A Weekend by Misty Walker

Title: Bad For A Weekend
A Blurred Lines Series Standalone
Author: Misty Walker
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 23, 2022
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From USA Today bestselling author Misty Walker comes an age gap, forbidden full-length standalone romance.
Owen Rollins’ life mission is to protect the young and innocent. But when he took the job to protect Baylor Giles, he miscalculated the situation.
Baylor may be young, but she’s not innocent. The way she prances around in her cheerleader skirt, throwing her coy smile his way. . .
No, she’s not innocent at all.
Still, he has a job to do, and he needs to remain focused. The threat to Baylor’s life is real, and he can’t let what happened last time happen again. Even if it would feel so good to show her the punishment for naughty girls who flirt with their bodyguard.
Nothing can happen. His resolve is firm, and his fortitude is unyielding.
Or is it?
Baylor Giles was a carefree, fun-loving teenager until that terrifying night everything changed.
Then Owen came into her life.
He makes her feel safe for the first time in a long time. But she also feels other things for the much older man. . . things she shouldn’t. And no matter how many times he turns her down, she knows he wants her too.
She’ll never convince him to be her forever, but can she convince this good guy to be bad for a weekend?
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Misty Walker is a USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Her novels range between sweet and steamy to dark and delicious.
Misty currently resides in the high desert of Reno, NV with her husband, two daughters, and two dogs. She enjoys camping in her comfy travel trailer, reading, and writing. She loves connecting with readers, so her email and DMs are always open.
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Blog Tour – Sweetest Awareness by Michelle Heard

SWEETEST AWARENESS by MA Heard

Release Dates: November 21st

Genre/Tropes: Forced Proximity/Apocalyptic – Darkish, but not Dark/Grumpy / Sunshine

Over The Top Possessive & Jealous Alpha Hero – Touch her and die vibes/Unbreakable friendships & bonds/Soulmate kind of love

SWEETEST AWARENESS, book 2 of the Cruelest Oblivion Duet, by USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author Michelle Heard, writing as MA Heard is NOW LIVE!

Find out what happens in the conclusion of this all-new, full-length Dystopian Romance TODAY!

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Blurb:

From USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author Michelle Heard, writing as MA Heard, comes a new, full-length Dystopian Romance novel.

Over the past four decades, the dome over our Ecocity has protected us from the deviants living in the forbidden territory. Since the great war ended, our lives have consisted of virtue and order.

Once a year, seven people are sent out to the forbidden lands to see if there are any deviants worth saving. None have returned, only increasing people’s fear of what lies beyond the safe border of the dome.

When I’m chosen as a crusader, the world, as I know it, is ripped from under my feet. In the forbidden territory, I learn things I never dreamed existed – a world I’ve been totally oblivious to. I meet people who freely show emotion and affection. People who dare make their own choices.

It’s frightening and the opposite of everything I’ve ever known.

Suddenly, I have to fight for my life. I’m thrown into chaos where time is running out to become a skilled fighter who will be an asset for the coming war. But my mind’s bombarded with questions – who’s right and who’s wrong? Which side should I fight on?

I don’t belong in this world filled with cruelty and depravity.

Then there’s Chance, my reluctant trainer. The man is the definition of deadly and so attractive I struggle to think straight around him. I’m also pretty sure he would love nothing more than to snap my neck. Cruel, impatient, and harsh, he’s a brute who seems annoyed by my existence.

Honestly, I’m not sure I will survive living with the deviants, never mind fighting in a war. Unless I find my courage and learn to fight for myself, I fear this new world will crush me.

Author’s Note:

18+ ONLY.

This book contains mature language, graphic violence, and explicit content.

Read Kay’s Review: Sweetest Awareness

About the Author:

Michelle Heard is a Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling Author who loves creating stories her readers can get lost in. She resides in South Africa with her son where she’s always planning her next book to write, and trip to take.

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New Release – The Joy of Us by Kennedy Fox

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The Joy of Us is now available on all retailers!

What happens when your getaway rental cabin ends up being a scam and you’re forced to stay with a sexy lumberjack? You try to avoid him and his annoying Christmas spirit because the last thing you have time for is love.

The Joy of Us is a reverse grumpy/sunshine, forced proximity standalone romance.


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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 – Wrecked But Not Ruined by Nicole Dykes

Wrecked But Not Ruined; Sparks of Hope #3
(#3 within an interconnected series)

Publication Date: November 21, 2022

Genre/Tropes: New Adult/Bi-Wakening/Hurt-Comfort/MM Romance

Author: Nicole Dykes

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Ethan has been in the background since the beginning of the Spark of Hope series with hints of his personal story coming through here and there. I know I was curious to finally dig deeper into to who Ethan is and why he suffers from trauma and who he would finally fall for. This book was steeped in healing, while still being super steamy. I loved this friends to lovers trope for Ethan and Knox.

Ethan’s mental PTSD is heartbreaking to read. For a man who walked away from a crash with just a few stitches he’s still suffering from that accident years later and can’t seem to move forward. His best friend, Knox is the one constant who has stuck with him, understanding his severe anxiety, mental blocks, and social withdrawal. However, Knox is also the one person who encourages Ethan to seek help and treatment when Ethan just wants to stay in his withdrawn bubble.

It’s this long term friendship that helps Ethan through his darkest days, but also keeps him from asking for what he really wants, something more. Ethan is scared of the feelings that have been bubbling up inside of him, but he also can’t seem to contain them anymore. He has to let Knox know how he feels, relying on the strength of their friendship because if there is one thing he’s learned, life is short and he wants Knox in it no matter how long it lasts.

Knox deep down knows he feels the same way, when Ethan finally tells him how he feels, but the last thing he wants to do is lose his best friend by crossing a line. Knox loves Ethan as a friend, but can he risk everything by loving him as more and then it doesn’t work out in the end?

These two have such a great friendship, that crossing that line is such a beautiful thing. I love this addition to the Spark of Hope series and love how Nicole has mixed taking care of mental health with a healthy relationship.

Synopsis:
Ethan
I had everything. I was going to college and having a blast. Enjoying myself and not taking much seriously. But then, two years ago, everything changed.
A car wreck destroyed my life. It sent me into a total tailspin. I walked away, even when everyone said I wouldn’t be able to.
But I haven’t recovered from it.
The only thing I have left is my best friend, but I’m sure he’ll give up on me soon. Even so, I can’t fight the truth . . . I’m irrevocably ruined.

Knox
College is coming to an end, and I couldn’t be happier to finally start my real life.
Ethan and I had plans. So many amazing plans. And then, everything changed. He was in a horrific wreck, but he miraculously survived. Except it took a piece of him.
I’ve tried to help him get it back. Tried to get him to go to a trauma support group and come back to me.
He thinks he’s broken, but I know the real Ethan is still there. The brave, outgoing man I’ve known my entire life. And I’m going to help him see the truth. That he can overcome this.
That he may have been a little wrecked, but he wasn’t ruined.

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New Release – The Wild by Penelope Black

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As the firstborn King, I should be the heir to the Irish Syndicate.

Instead, my father wants to marry me off to the highest bidder to fund a war I don’t believe in.

My carefully controlled life starts to unravel, spiraling out of control faster than I can stop it.

And then I meet them, and I can breathe again.

Tall with perpetual smirks and covered in tattoos, they remind me what it feels like to live.

Remind me that I don’t need someone to save me.

I’m a King. I can save myself.

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Penelope Black is a romance writer who loves living-room dance parties, iced chai lattes, and getting lost in a book. She currently lives in the Midwest with her husband, two tiny humans, and a fluffy labradoodle.

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New Release – Sweetest Awareness by Michelle Heard

SWEETEST AWARENESS by MA Heard

Release Dates: November 21st

Genre/Tropes: Forced Proximity/Apocalyptic – Darkish, but not Dark/Grumpy / Sunshine

Over The Top Possessive & Jealous Alpha Hero – Touch her and die vibes/Unbreakable friendships & bonds/Soulmate kind of love

SWEETEST AWARENESS, book 2 of the Cruelest Oblivion Duet, by USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author Michelle Heard, writing as MA Heard is NOW LIVE!

Find out what happens in the conclusion of this all-new, full-length Dystopian Romance TODAY!

NOW AVAILABLE! FREE IN KU!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3ENnlj7

Amazon INTL: https://geni.us/SweetAware

Grab book #1 of the Cruelest Oblivion Duet TODAY!!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3gdxlbn

Add to GR:

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/62679440-sweetest-awareness

Blurb:

From USA Today & Wall Street Journal bestselling author Michelle Heard, writing as MA Heard, comes a new, full-length Dystopian Romance novel.

Over the past four decades, the dome over our Ecocity has protected us from the deviants living in the forbidden territory. Since the great war ended, our lives have consisted of virtue and order.

Once a year, seven people are sent out to the forbidden lands to see if there are any deviants worth saving. None have returned, only increasing people’s fear of what lies beyond the safe border of the dome.

When I’m chosen as a crusader, the world, as I know it, is ripped from under my feet. In the forbidden territory, I learn things I never dreamed existed – a world I’ve been totally oblivious to. I meet people who freely show emotion and affection. People who dare make their own choices.

It’s frightening and the opposite of everything I’ve ever known.

Suddenly, I have to fight for my life. I’m thrown into chaos where time is running out to become a skilled fighter who will be an asset for the coming war. But my mind’s bombarded with questions – who’s right and who’s wrong? Which side should I fight on?

I don’t belong in this world filled with cruelty and depravity.

Then there’s Chance, my reluctant trainer. The man is the definition of deadly and so attractive I struggle to think straight around him. I’m also pretty sure he would love nothing more than to snap my neck. Cruel, impatient, and harsh, he’s a brute who seems annoyed by my existence.

Honestly, I’m not sure I will survive living with the deviants, never mind fighting in a war. Unless I find my courage and learn to fight for myself, I fear this new world will crush me.

Author’s Note:

18+ ONLY.

This book contains mature language, graphic violence, and explicit content.

Read Kay’s Review: Sweetest Awareness

About the Author:

Michelle Heard is a Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling Author who loves creating stories her readers can get lost in. She resides in South Africa with her son where she’s always planning her next book to write, and trip to take.

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New Release – Tempt by Melanie Harlow

You’ve heard the story about the wedding planner who falls for the groom?
Well, this is the one where she falls for his father.
And that groom? He’s my ex.

TEMPT, an all-new scorching hot age gap, forbidden, small town romance, featuring a plus-sized heroine and her ex’s irresistible dad from USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow, is now available!

I didn’t realize who the gruff, gorgeous older man was the night he rescued me from a creep in a Manhattan hotel bar. All I knew was that a hot, bearded stranger with a protective streak showed up right when I needed a reminder that real gentlemen still exist.

(Although he left his manners behind after asking me up to his room.)

It was the hottest night of my life, but I never thought I’d see the former Navy SEAL again.

Imagine my surprise at the rehearsal dinner one week later, when my sexy one-night stand is introduced as the father of the groom. Even more surprising? That temptation we felt in New York was no fluke.

In public, we pretend there’s nothing between us.

In private, we can’t keep our hands off each other.

The situation is beyond complicated. Zach never even knew he’d fathered a child until recently, and he wants to earn his son’s trust and respect. As for me, I’m looking for a man who wants to start a family, and Zach has made it clear he’s not that man. He’s fifteen years older, newly divorced, and he lives across the country.

But no matter how many times we draw the line, we keep crossing it.

Nothing so wrong should ever feel so right.

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About Melanie Harlow
USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she’s not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like Ted, Lasso, Schitt’s Creek, and Fleabag. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak.

Melanie is the author of the BELLAMY CREEK series, the CLOVERLEIGH FARMS series, the ONE & ONLY series, AFTER WE FALL series, the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, and the FRENCHED series. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

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Review – The Joy of Us by Kennedy Fox

The Joy of Us by Kennedy Fox; Love in Isolation #6
(An interconnected standalone within a series)

Publication Date: November 22, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Forced Proximity/Reverse Grumpy-Sunshine/Holiday Romance

Author: Kennedy Fox

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
The Joy of Us is holiday sweet and melting snow spicy, it’s the best of both and I loved it!!

Levi White is a sweet, cinnamon roll layered with a dirty talking filter AND he’s a Christmas lover, perfect human being all rolled into a delicious looking package. It’s too bad that Fallon Joy, the journalist sent to do a piece on his small Vermont town, loathes Christmas with the passion of a thousand Grinches and can’t get past this utter loathing to enjoy Levi’s finer qualities…or can she?? Levi promises to pull out all the stops, and deliver all the magic Christmas has to offer, whereas Fallon begins to wonder if that magic includes a ride on the man himself.

The Joy of Us is, for lack of a better word, a complete joy to read. From cover to cover I couldn’t stop smiling, well, maybe the times I was blushing, but I’m sure even then I was smiling. I was wrapped in a Christmas hug virtually the entire time, but I was also highly entertained by the rivalry of the Grinch vs. Santa banter between Levi and Fallon and couldn’t get enough.

While Levi set out to prove to Fallon that Christmas is full of magic, he was never once detoured by her grumpy attitude. He actually enjoyed the challenge and his jolly spirit, along with his dog – Dasher, made this book sugar cookie sweet, but then when it turned spicy….hold on to your panties because Levi does not hold back. Fallon and Levi burned up the pages and like I said I still couldn’t stop smiling.

Don’t miss this holiday book because it’s squarely in the DO NOT MISS book category.

Synopsis:
What happens when your getaway rental cabin ends up being a scam and you’re forced to stay with a sexy lumberjack? You try to avoid him and his annoying Christmas spirit because the last thing you have time for is love.

The Joy of Us is a reverse grumpy/sunshine, close proximity romance.

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Review – The Wild by Penelope Black

The Wild; The Wren #2
(#2 within a duet)

Publication Date: November 21, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Book Duet/Mafia/Dark/Reverse Harem/Suspense Romance

Author: Penelope Black

Review Rating: 4.5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
The second half of this duet is fast paced and it delves deeper into the relationships between Maeve and the Santorini brothers.

The secret is out, well, I guess it wasn’t really a secret, Maeve just wasn’t aware that all three men circling her life were actually related and neither were the brothers aware that the woman who’d bewitched them was one and the same. Plot twist!

As the opening of The Wild begins we pick up from the wedding where Maeve was sent to marry another man that was not any of the Santorini brothers, but they also happened to be sent to that very same wedding, but for very different reasons. What better way than to take out an opposing mafia family than at a family gathering, but things go a bit sideways for all of them. From this point on the lives of Maeve and the Santorini brothers turn upside down and the ability to choose between Romeo, Nico or Tommy is impossible especially when she can’t pinpoint which brother is the father of her baby. Go Maeve – why choose, take them all!

This entire duet is a pretty quick read, but it may have just felt like that because I couldn’t put it down for moment. I will note – I did feel like the ending of this particular book felt just a tad rushed, which is why I rated this a 4.5 stars overall, but I really did love the entire duet overall, especially the King sisters. They are #amazinggirlpower, tough, and never backed down from a challenge.

Synopsis:
The thrilling conclusion to the Las Vegas duet!

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