Blog Tour - 2022, Contemporary Romance, Year of Releases - 2022, Year of Reviews - 2022

Blog Tour – Ten First Dates Anthology

Pick a trope, any trope!
This anthology’s got you covered!
Ten First Dates, a FREE, swoony romance collection featuring ten all-new prequels from ten bestselling authors, is out now!

He was the last person on earth she’d ever want to be stuck with for a weekend…
Their eyes met across the room and she knew…
They’d been friends forever but everything was about to change…
Once upon a time…

There are so many ways a great romance can start, and we’ve got TEN of them right here for you!

Ten ALL NEW, never-before-seen prequels from ten bestselling romance authors all in one place!
Find out how these swoony heroes and feisty heroines are first thrown together on the path to their happily ever after!

Enemies to lovers? Friends to lovers? Opposites attract? Small town? We’ve got it all!

TEN FIRST DATES features brand new stories from:
Ainsley Booth, Angela Denise, Erin McCarthy, Erin Nicholas, Julia Kent, Kaylee Ryan, Molly Mclain, Piper Rayne, Samantha Chase & Zoe York

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Ainsley Booth
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Angela Denise
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Erin Nicholas
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Julia Kent
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Kaylee Ryan
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Molly McLain
https://www.facebook.com/mollymclainbooks
Piper Rayne
https://www.facebook.com/PiperRayne
Samantha Chase
https://www.facebook.com/SamanthaChaseFanClub
Zoe York
https://www.facebook.com/ZoeYorkWrites

2022 New Release/Release Day, Contemporary Romance, Year of Releases - 2022, Year of Reviews - 2022

New Release – Smartassess Anthology

12 nerdy heroes!
All the feels!

Smartasses, an all new hilarious rom-com collection featuring sexy nerds falling in love from 12 bestselling authors, is now available!

Because what’s hotter than a sexy nerd?

Twelve of your favorite Rom Com authors bring you a new anthology celebrating geeking out and falling in love.  Featuring Smartass Stories by:

Avery Flynn

Erin Mallon

Helena Hunting

Jana Aston

Jiffy Kate

Karen Grey

Kayley Loring

Krystyna Allyn

Penny Reid

Sara Ney

Sonali Dev

Susannah Nix

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***Smartasses Anthology is available for 99 cents until August 30th!

2022 New Release/Release Day, Contemporary Romance, Year of Releases - 2022, Year of Reviews - 2022

New Release – The Reckless Union by Monica Murphy

RELEASE BLITZ
Title: The Reckless Union
Series: Wedded Bliss #3
Author: Monica Murphy
Publisher: Dangerous Press
Genre: Dark Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 16, 2022
 

BLURB
 
Our marriage may look like a fairytale, but outside forces threaten to tear us apart. Don’t they realize that nothing will keep me apart from Charlotte? Not my family. Not hers either.

What started out as a relationship in name only has evolved into something much more. Something deeper. And when Charlotte is taken from me, I launch into action, determined to rescue her.

She’s mine. Nothing is going to stop me from being with her.

Not a damn thing.
 
 
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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 mostly new adult and contemporary romance.

A native Californian, she lives on fourteen acres in the middle of nowhere with her husband, son, their goofy dog, and three cats. When she’s not writing, she’s thinking about writing. Or reading. Or binge watching something.
 
 
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2022 New Release/Release Day, Dark Romance, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year of Releases - 2022, Year of Reviews - 2022

New Release – Pen Pal by J.T. Geissinger

I’ll wait forever if I have to.

Pen Pal, an all-new riveting dark story full of twists and turns from international bestselling author J.T. Geissinger is live now!

The first letter arrived the day my husband was buried. It was postmarked from the state penitentiary, and contained a single sentence:

I’ll wait forever if I have to.

It was signed by Dante, a man I didn’t know.

Out of simple curiosity, I wrote back to ask him what exactly he was waiting for. His reply?

You.

I told the mystery man he had the wrong girl. He said he didn’t. I said we’d never met, but he said I was wrong.

We went back and forth, exchanging letters every week that grew increasingly more intimate. Then one day, the letters stopped.

When I found out why, it was already too late.

Dante was at my doorstep.
And nothing on earth could have prepared me for what happened next.

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About J.T. Geissinger
J.T. Geissinger is a #1 internationally bestselling author of twenty-seven novels. Ranging from funny, feisty rom coms to intense, edgy suspense, her books have sold over five million copies and been translated into more than a dozen languages.
She is a three-time nominee in both contemporary and paranormal romance for the RITA® Award, the highest distinction in romance fiction from the Romance Writers of America®. She is also a recipient of the Prism Award for Best First Book and the Golden Quill Award for Best Paranormal/Urban Fantasy.
She’s a Southern California native currently living in Nevada with her husband and rescue kitty, Zoe.

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Book Reviews, Dark Romance, Paranormal/Science Fi/Fantasy Romance, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year of Reviews - 2022

Review – Under the Cover of Darkness by Emma Luna

Under the Cover of Darkness; Twisted Legends Collection
(Standalone within a shared world series)

Publication Date: August 16, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Twisted Legend/Dark/Asylum Romance

Author: Emma Luna

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
What is real and what is myth? Do you believe the boogeyman can harm you in real life? In Under the Cover of Darkness those thoughts and possibilities are brought to life in this twisted tale. This book held me and didn’t let go from start to finish.

I read pretty much anything under the giant romance umbrella, but if there is any potential trigger for me it is a story that contains drug use. It’s not an automatic trigger for me, because as much as I’d love to believe in all things romance and that love always wins and makes everything better, unfortunately living with a family member who was an addict where it eventually took his life, I know the hard truth surrounding drug use and that love isn’t the magical cure. However, like I said, because it isn’t a hard and fast no for me, I love an author who approaches this topic with a realistic approach, with a dash of love because that is what life is also about.

Okay, enough of the sad…Dylan is admitted to a psychiatric facility because he is an addict. He is forced to attend there for six months or his other alternative is jail. This is his last chance, get clean, get help, sort out your life…or pretty much don’t come back to the band. While Dylan isn’t thrilled with either option in the beginning, because what addict is, he chooses the facility. It’s a choice that has major life altering changes in ways he never could have imagined…but perhaps ask any addict who changes their life around and they may tell you looking back how different their life is to what it was. I’m just not sure Dylan was expecting a walking urban legend to grace Lakeridge’s halls.

Addy’s only goal is to eventually be released from Lakeridge, but until she can convince her doctor that she is of sound mind she just may become a permanent resident. Addy blames herself not only for her forced stay, but also for her manifestation of the Slender Man who visits her in her nightmares. He punishes her for her sins and until her mind is stable enough to release these night terrors she may never be free. No one believes her, not her doctor, not the other residents, no one until Dylan arrives, but could he be another manifestation as well?

Dylan and Addy form a bond over their turbulent pasts and now their current situations, their relationship grows even when they are encouraged not to form attachments. What is that saying…something forbidden only makes it sweeter? Okay, that’s not really the case with these two, instead, their bond keeps pulling them together no matter what the obstacles may be. It’s unshakable and unbreakable. For the first time they both have found something that extends beyond drugs or soul crushing pain…they have found love.

With suspense, mystery, and a whole lot of darkness in this twisted tale what I loved most of all is the overall theme of working to get better. Dylan’s mental health never fell to the wayside and even though Addy’s mental well being was twisted up in a tale of an urban legend it was also taken into consideration with the overall mental health plan. So, circling back to my initial, could this be a trigger for me…it wasn’t. I really respected Emma in dealing with Dylan’s addiction the way she did and never once letting it fall to the background.

I’m also trying not to give too much away in regards to the twisted myth part of the story…which is big part of the book. It’s best to discover the terrifying Slender Man for yourself and dive into the urban legend without too much knowledge. Enjoy!!

Synopsis:
ADDY
I thought the suffocating loneliness of the last two year were bad, but then I was sent to Lakeridge Psychiatric Facility.
On the outside it’s disguised as helpful brochures and friendly doctors who have vowed to help, but the real truth is just below the surface, lurking in the shadows, and haunting my dreams.
At night he comes—taunting and abusing me. Bending me to his will, and making sure no one believes me.
That is until Dylan.
I can touch him and see him, but if my mind is capable of creating such horrors like my nightmares, can I trust that he’s real?

DYLAN
I’m no stranger to breaking rules and living on the edge. I guess it kind of comes with the territory of being a rockstar. But when I’m forced to attend Lakeridge, to serve my time and get sober, I’m met with the one thing I know I can’t have.
Addy.
I know we don’t have a chance, not unless I want to get kicked out of here, and made to finish my sentence in a proper prison. Still, something about her calls to me.
There is more to the marks on her pale skin than the doctors say, and her nightmares seem to be a little too real.
Digging deeper into the madness, I’m left to question, can nightmares really leave scars? Or am I becoming mad too?

Author Note
Under The Cover Of Darkness is a dark contemporary romance retelling of the Slender Man urban legend. It’s part of the Twisted Legends Collection, which is a shared world with other authors. All the books can be read as standalones, but if you like urban legends twisted into romances, then you will want to collect them all. Due to mature themes, this book is not intended for anyone under the age of eighteen. There are scenes in this book that may be a trigger for someone people.

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Book Reviews, RomCom, Year of Reviews - 2022

Review – My Worst Best Mistake by Kenzie Reed

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My Worst Best Mistake; Sugar Sands #2
(A standalone within a series)

Publication Date: August 17, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Romantic Comedy/Billionaire-Bosshole/Second Chance Romance

Author: Kenzie Reed

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
A light, fluffy romcom with a bright colorful, secondary cast and a grumpy-sunshine second chance at love.

Caroline and Grant met twelve years ago, but never knew each other’s real name during their brief love affair. Fast forward to the present and paint Caroline shocked when Romeo walks back into her life, but he’s a grumpy billionaire who’s name just happens to be Grant Kingsley…THE Grant Kingsley who happens to run the oil company which is not the face of eco-friendly, something that is highly important to the very island that Caroline is the mayor of.

Caroline is definitely the sunshine to Grant’s eternal grumpiness, but together they make a pretty great team. While he needs her to gather the community together, he doesn’t lack charm in presenting his own company. They are both workaholics in their own way, but they also enjoy discovering new adventures together that is completely adorable.

There were some great twists and My Worst Best Mistake is full of small town shenanigans, great chemistry and lots of family fun.

Synopsis:
When it comes to sexy oil baron Grant Kingsley, you can leave out the drilling jokes—I’ve heard them all before.

The question is, how did I, mayor of a tiny island full of trouble-making senior citizens, end up working directly under him? And why does my mind go to the most inappropriate places every time I ask myself that question?
And what would he look like without that custom-tailored wool suit and expression of insufferable arrogance?

Doesn’t matter. After vanishing from my life when I needed him most, he’s swooped into town with plans to turn our little slice of paradise into an ecological disaster. And he’s forcing me to help pave this highway to Hades—well, he thinks he is. I’m here to block him by any means necessary, and as he’s about to find out, I fight dirty.

So dirty. Just like my thoughts about Grant Kingsley. In fact—

Wait, where were we again?

Oh yes. All I have to do for the next eight weeks is 1.) Resist the charms of a delightful family of eco-villains, 2.) Hide an earth-shattering secret, and 3.) Try not to fall in love – again – with my greatest nemesis.
That last one may be the toughest assignment of them all.

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Blog Tour - 2022, New Adult, Year of Releases - 2022, Year of Reviews - 2022

Blog Tour – The Devil You Know by Veronica Eden

Release Date: August 12

From USA Today and International bestselling author, Veronica Eden, comes a standalone new adult brother’s best friend romance with a spunky heroine, the local thirst trap, and an unorthodox tutoring agreement.

Tatum Danvers has plans and goals for everything in her life. Whatever she sets out to do, she achieves.
There’s only one thing she’s determined to check off…
I’m all set for my first semester at college.
Dream field of study. Five year plan. Brand new notebooks.
But one thing can’t come to campus—my V-card.
Being a virgin isn’t the biggest part of my problem.
What I need to prepare for the full college experience is someone to teach me what to do in bed. Though I hate to admit defeat, this is one accolade I can’t earn on my own.
I have the perfect tutor in mind: my brother’s best friend.
Cooper Vale. Hometown heartthrob, sultry bad boy, and my neighbor since we were kids.
*Note: The Devil You Know is a brother’s best friend college romance with spicy tutoring lessons from the boy next door. It was originally published and completed on Kindle Vella under the same name. This edition contains additional content and a guaranteed HEA.
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Meet Veronica Eden
Veronica Eden is an international bestselling author of dark new adult romances + reverse harem romances with spitfire heroines and irresistible heroes.
She loves exploring complicated feelings, magical worlds, epic adventures, and the bond of characters that embrace us against the world. She has always been drawn to gruff bad boys, clever villains, and the twisty-turns of morally gray decisions. She believes sometimes the villain should get the girl and is a sucker for a deliciously devilish antihero.
Veronica also writes romance as Mara Townsend.
When not writing, she can be found soaking up sunshine at the beach, snuggling in a pile with her untamed pack of animals (her husband, dog and cats), and surrounding herself with as many plants as she can get her hands on.

To learn more about Veronica Eden, visit here!

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Book Reviews, New Adult, Year of Reviews - 2022

Review – Sweet Like Poison by J. Wolf

Sweet Like Poison; Savage U #3
(A standalone within a series)

Publication Date: August 18, 2022

Genre/Tropes: New Adult Romance

Author: J. Wolf

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
I had a major girl crush on Helen and seriously didn’t think anyone could top it…Elena blew that crush away!! I LOVE when I get the opportunity to crawl inside the mind of a previous villain and truly get to see what makes them tick. Elena is fierce, brilliant, her own knight in shining armor, and I love how hard she loves those closest to her. I’m so happy she got her own story and Lachlan is the perfect man to stand by her side.

Up until the this point, Lachlan or Lock to his friends, has been a bit of a mystery. Not because he wasn’t in the previous books, but mainly because he is just this big guy who prefers silence over filling quiet with needless talking. I loved his intensity everytime he was in the room, but I also loved that we didn’t know much about his past or really where he always disappeared to. This layer of mystery only added to the storyline and Lachlan’s overall persona.

Elena and Lachlan, I wouldn’t call them enemies, but I also wouldn’t call them friends. They both congregate in the same circle of friends, which puts them together a lot, but really until the two end up spending more time together their junior year, which leads to more…alone activities….let’s just say before that you wouldn’t have seen them hanging out in the past.

Once they spend more time together, it becomes obvious that they are more alike than they ever realized, but are their futures really going to end up in the same spot? Does spending all this time together really mean anything in the long run, or is it just fun for the here and now?

There is huge growth and character development throughout this book. I can’t stop turning pages not only for characters falling in love, but for this very reason right here. When characters learn and become better people I fall in love with the story even harder. But let’s walk through just some of it because hellooooooo…Elena wasn’t the nicest person in the past. She is very aware of who she was, who she is, and who she wants to become. Lachlan is in the same boat, but his is much more subtle. He wasn’t the villain before, but his goodness is so good that being with someone like Elena, who can not only take care of herself, but can also take care of others, throws him off his game. Lachlan is a fixer by nature and when he can’t always fix her he is stumped. His personal growth just within his own wheelhouse is frustrating at times, but trying to fix a damsel that isn’t in distress is something he has to learn if he truly wants to be with his ice queen.

Sweet Like Poison is super hot, who knew that the quiet, giant Lock was so intense? It also deals with some darker content, but Elena isn’t a woman who goes away quietly. Just remember how she always stepped up for her roommates in the past, that girl is why I have a new serious crush to love and fawn over.

Great story, lots of passion, and a fantastic epilogue!!

Synopsis:
You need a keeper, Elsa.
The first time I laid eyes on the delicious mountain of a man, Lachlan “Lock” Kelly, he walked out of the room without giving me a single glance.

You’re in trouble now.
It’s my junior year at Savage U and life is grand. Except for the fact that Lachlan Kelly lives right next door, he acts like he doesn’t know my name, and he barely acknowledges my existence.
I don’t get it. How can he so easily look away from me when he’s all I see?

The ice queen is melting…
A few angry frat boys and their arm candy make it their mission to ruin my semester and possibly my life. But I show those boys that messing with Elena Sanderson is a fatal mistake, and Lachlan surprisingly backs me up.
And when he finally gives me his attention, I greedily soak up everything he has to offer.

You’re arsenic-laced candy
Lachlan tells me I’m bad for him, but he can’t resist the pull between us anymore.

I don’t break things.
I know he’s not staying.
When he goes, he’ll leave me tangled up in memories.

I won’t play games.
His promises have a time limit, even though I’m beginning to wish they didn’t.

Even if it hurts…
We were over before we ever began.

(Author’s note: Sweet Like Poison contains dark themes and mature content, including mentions of past assault. Please read the full content warning inside the book.)

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Book Reviews, Dark Romance, Suspense/Intrigue Romance, Year of Reviews - 2022

Review – Pen Pal by J.T. Geissinger

Pen Pal
(Standalone)

Publication Date: August 16, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Dark/Mystery/Alpha-Dominant/Intrigue Romance

Author: J.T. Geissinger

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Completely blown away! Not only was I moved to the point of speechlessness, but I felt ALL the emotional things that once I finished the book still keep leaking out of my eyes.

I feel completely gobsmacked. I fell in love with the beautiful love story and followed along trying to find all of the twists before they happened, but alas…I never saw the train before it ran me over. Holy smokes!! What a fantastic book!!!

I don’t even know where to begin without giving even the teeny-tiniest hint away at the ever evolving mystery or intrigue that grew throughout the entire book. Between the pen pal letters, secondary characters and main character plot development the entire book held me in its grip, gave me goosebumps and has basically left me with a lasting impression that will not be leaving any time soon.

Yes, this book is HAWT, and yes that needed to be capitalized, but it also delves into subjects well beyond the smexy, smutty times and I loved those just as much. Soooo, let’s recap what I haven’t been able to say, but I’ll reiterate anyway…WOW, just WOW!! Amazing book!

Synopsis:
The first letter arrived the day my husband was buried. It was postmarked from the state penitentiary, and contained a single sentence:

I’ll wait forever if I have to.

It was signed by Dante, a man I didn’t know.

Out of simple curiosity, I wrote back to ask him what exactly he was waiting for. His reply?

You.

I told the mystery man he had the wrong girl. He said he didn’t. I said we’d never met, but he said I was wrong.

We went back and forth, exchanging letters every week that grew increasingly more intimate. Then one day, the letters stopped. When I found out why, it was already too late.

Dante was at my doorstep.

And nothing on earth could have prepared me for what happened next.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

WARNING:

This novel is a non-traditional romance with a non-traditional ending and contains content intended for a mature audience only. Due to explicit language, graphic sex, detailed depictions of death and grief, intense power play dynamics, and other possible triggers too numerous to list, it is not suitable for sensitive readers.

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2022 New Release/Release Day, Contemporary Romance, Year of Releases - 2022, Year of Reviews - 2022

New Release – Ten First Dates Anthology

Swoony heroes and feisty heroines galore!

Ten First Dates, a FREE romance anthology featuring ten brand-new prequels from ten of your favorite bestselling authors is now available!

He was the last person on earth she’d ever want to be stuck with for a weekend…
Their eyes met across the room and she knew…
They’d been friends forever but everything was about to change…
Once upon a time…

There are so many ways a great romance can start, and we’ve got TEN of them right here for you!

Ten ALL NEW, never-before-seen prequels from ten bestselling romance authors all in one place!
Find out how these swoony heroes and feisty heroines are first thrown together on the path to their happily ever after!

Enemies to lovers? Friends to lovers? Opposites attract? Small town? We’ve got it all!

TEN FIRST DATES features brand new stories from:
Ainsley Booth, Angela Denise, Erin McCarthy, Erin Nicholas, Julia Kent, Kaylee Ryan, Molly Mclain, Piper Rayne, Samantha Chase & Zoe York

Grab your FREE digital copy today!
Amazon: https://amzn.to/3ayUjaA
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Apple Books: Coming soon!
Kobo: Coming soon!

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Ainsley Booth
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Angela Denise
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Erin McCarthy
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Erin Nicholas
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Julia Kent
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Kaylee Ryan
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Molly McLain
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Piper Rayne
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Samantha Chase
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Zoe York
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2022 New Release/Release Day, New Adult, Year of Releases - 2022, Year of Reviews - 2022

New Release – The Devil You Know by Veronica Eden

Release Date: August 12

From USA Today and International bestselling author, Veronica Eden, comes a standalone new adult brother’s best friend romance with a spunky heroine, the local thirst trap, and an unorthodox tutoring agreement.

Tatum Danvers has plans and goals for everything in her life. Whatever she sets out to do, she achieves.
There’s only one thing she’s determined to check off…
I’m all set for my first semester at college.
Dream field of study. Five year plan. Brand new notebooks.
But one thing can’t come to campus—my V-card.
Being a virgin isn’t the biggest part of my problem.
What I need to prepare for the full college experience is someone to teach me what to do in bed. Though I hate to admit defeat, this is one accolade I can’t earn on my own.
I have the perfect tutor in mind: my brother’s best friend.
Cooper Vale. Hometown heartthrob, sultry bad boy, and my neighbor since we were kids.
*Note: The Devil You Know is a brother’s best friend college romance with spicy tutoring lessons from the boy next door. It was originally published and completed on Kindle Vella under the same name. This edition contains additional content and a guaranteed HEA.
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Meet Veronica Eden
Veronica Eden is an international bestselling author of dark new adult romances + reverse harem romances with spitfire heroines and irresistible heroes.
She loves exploring complicated feelings, magical worlds, epic adventures, and the bond of characters that embrace us against the world. She has always been drawn to gruff bad boys, clever villains, and the twisty-turns of morally gray decisions. She believes sometimes the villain should get the girl and is a sucker for a deliciously devilish antihero.
Veronica also writes romance as Mara Townsend.
When not writing, she can be found soaking up sunshine at the beach, snuggling in a pile with her untamed pack of animals (her husband, dog and cats), and surrounding herself with as many plants as she can get her hands on.

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Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, Year of Reviews - 2022

Review – Smartasses, A Sexy Nerd Rom Com Anthology

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Smartasses; A Sexy Nerd Rom Com Anthology
(Anthology)

Publication Date: August 16, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Anthology

Authors: Erin Mallon , Avery Flynn , Helena HuntingJana Aston , Jiffy Kate , Karen Grey , Kayley Loring , Krystyna Allyn , Penny ReidSara Ney , Sonali DevSusannah Nix

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
From snowed in escapes to sunny getaways, every story within this anthology is brand new and from some of MY favorite authors!

Here is a brief review of what’s inside this smartie romcom:

Not Just a Crush by Helena Hunting
Old high school crushes rekindle during a snowstorm. With Helena’s sense of humor and spice, this story is the perfect length to read before bed and offers the perfect amount of steam, content and quirk to make it a reading perfection!

There is Also a Dog by Kayley Loring
Jillian hates Christmas so working through it wouldn’t be a problem except when she has to vacate her apartment and isn’t allowed to actually work in her office. Escaping to an Airbnb happens to be the solution, she just needs working WiFi and all the amenities. The fact that it was rented from a hot guy with the cutest dog ever who lives just a mile down the road is a nice touch, especially when she needs extra amenities.

Attracting Aubrey by Avery Flynn
Aubrey is on a cruise with her best friends when she meets her crush, Carter Hayes. What could possibly go wrong? In this story, Avery Flynn delivers comedy, steam, and romance while sailing upon the ocean waves. Attracting Aubrey is a flaming hot read with lots of laughs, instant chemistry, improv, and smexy good times.

Synopsis:
Because what’s hotter than a sexy nerd?

Twelve of your favorite Rom Com authors bring you a new anthology celebrating geeking out and falling in love.

Featuring Smartass Stories by:

Avery Flynn
Erin Mallon
Helena Hunting
Jana Aston
Jiffy Kate
Karen Grey
Kayley Loring
Krystyna Allyn
Penny Reid
Sara Ney
Sonali Dev
Susannah Nix

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Blog Tour – Matchmaking a Single Dad by Angela Denise

She drives him crazy and he’s falling crazy in love.

Matchmaking a Single Dad, a hilarious, hot single dad romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Denise Grover Swank and USA Today bestselling author Angela Casella writing as Angela Denise, is out now!

They’re all wrong for each other…but sometimes two wrongs do make a right.

Cole
The only woman I need in my life is my eight-year-old daughter, Jane. As a widowed brewery owner, I don’t have the time or inclination for anything more serious than a one night stand. Running the brewery is a big job, and being a parent is a bigger one, especially since my in-laws keep trying to prove I’m an unfit guardian.

But there’s no denying Holly Mayberry drives me crazy with her sassy mouth and attitude. I’ve known her most of my life, but I’ve always done a good job of evading her. Until now. She’s teaching Jane’s after-school computer program, and fate keeps throwing us together.

Holly and I are like oil and water, no good for each other. I need to stop thinking about her, so I agree to beta test a new dating app—one that Holly designed, although she’s the last person I’d tell.

My match and I can only DM each other for thirty days. No photos. No real names. No personal information until the end.

If I wanted more with a woman, Cherry Bomb checks all the boxes…so why can’t I stop thinking about Holly?

Holly
Cole Garrison is a jerk. Or so I’ve told myself for years. The truth is, he’s a DILF and a half, and bickering with him is better than kissing someone else.

Hopefully, the guy I’m chatting up on my dating app will help me forget him…and take his place in my dirty daydreams.

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The door opens, and the teacher sponsoring Tech Time, Mrs. Applebaum, comes in, followed by a boy and three little girls. Four. That’s not so bad. That’s two each for Mikey and me. I give him a we can do this look, but his expression has soured like milk left out too long. Mrs. Applebaum takes care of getting the kids into the room, which is its own brand of chaos, and then she claps her hands, her expression changing from frazzled to upbeat, and says, “There. Now I’ll leave them in your capable hands.”
“Wait,” Mikey says with alarm, rocking on his feet, “you’re not staying?”
“Oh, I’m sure you’re quite capable of holding down the fort. I’ll check in with you toward the end.”
“Are you sure—” I start, but I’m cut off by the closing of the door.
“Hi, I’m Eloise,” one of the kids says. She’s a little girl in a button-up shirt with pearl buttons that go up so high I’m surprised it’s not choking her.
Oh, yeah. Introductions. “I’m Holly,” I say, gesturing broadly to Mikey, “and this is Mikey. Why don’t you all pick computer stations?”
“Aren’t we supposed to call you Miss Holly and Mr. Mikey? Or by your last names?” Eloise asks as the kids get seated.
They’ve barely had time to introduce themselves before the door bursts open, revealing a newly harried looking Mrs. Applebaum, followed by none other than Cole Garrison himself and his small, dark-haired daughter, Jane.
“No,” I say reflexively.
“No, what?” Jane asks. “Hey, Dad, that’s the woman you always argue with.”
It’s my turn for murder eyes, only I make them at Cole. Cole, who only got better with age, damn him. His wavy dark hair has been joined by a short, trimmed dark beard that perfectly frames his lips, as if saying, “please kiss here.” Those eyes are as puppy doggish as ever, and now he’s both tall and broad, the kind of man any woman would welcome in her bed. To her detriment. Because he’s still a jerk.
I’ve had a somewhat recent refresher course on his jerkitude, actually. Before I left for New York, I made the monumental mistake of trying to be nice to him, and it’s a tactic I’m not about to reprise.
“Will you be joining us, Jane?” I ask, my tone tight.
Cole mustn’t know the no-swearing-in-a-school rule either, because he curses under his breath. “I didn’t know you were teaching this class,” he says to me. “Maybe this was a bad idea.”
“Excuse me,” I say. “I’m very qualified to teach a bunch of eight-year-olds Scratch.”
“What’s Scratch?” Jane asks. “Is it gambling?”
“No,” Mrs. Applebaum blurts, looking horrified. “I mean. It’s not, is it?”
“It’s basic coding,” I say, glancing back at the other kids. “I’m going to teach y’all to make your own games. Doesn’t that sound fun?”
Please God, let them say yes.
There are a few enthusiastic nods, although Eloise instantly raises her hand again. Sighing, I nod at her. “Yes, Eloise?”
“Will there be a test?”
“No,” I say, “but we’ll be giving a presentation to the rest of the school before Christmas break.”
“Sounds like a test,” Jane mutters.
There’s probably no getting rid of her, and it’s not her fault that I have an issue with her father, so I say, “Why don’t you take a seat?”
She does, choosing the open seat near Mikey.
Cole scratches the back of his neck, looking at her. I guess Mrs. Applebaum is satisfied to have done her part, because she nods and says, “All right. That’s settled then. I’m going to my classroom. I’ll be back at the end of class.”
Does she have a flask in there or something? She seems suspiciously eager to get back to her desk.
“Can I talk to you for a second?” Cole asks. It takes me a second to realize he’s addressing me.
I gesture toward the children. Mikey is regarding them with escalating terror, probably because if I step out, he’ll be left in charge. “Not a great time, to state the obvious.” “Why are you doing that?” Jane asks Mikey, who’s tapping the side of her monitor agitatedly. “Do you have a nervous tic, or is there something wrong with the screen? If there’s something wrong with the screen, you probably shouldn’t have let me sit here.”
He mutters something about this being just like middle school.
“It’ll only take a second,” Cole says, his eyes burning into me. Despite myself, I feel a not unpleasant sense of awareness.
“Fine,” I say begrudgingly. “Mikey, get them to turn on their computers and draw up the program.” It’ll be easier for him to step up if there’s a concrete task to focus on.
I step out into the hall, and Cole takes several steps back, as if he feels the need to constantly keep a minimum distance between us. Fine by me. “What is it?” I ask tersely, shutting the door.
For a second, he just looks at me, and I’m about to lose patience when he finally says, “I know you don’t like me, Holly. But don’t take it out on my daughter.”
He might as well have punched me in the gut.
“Is that what you think of me? You think I’d be a creep to a little girl because she has the misfortune of being related to you? If anything, I’ll be nicer to her to make up for it.”
His expression suggests my shot has landed too, and I’m glad, but only temporarily.
The corner of his lips tip up in a self-deprecating smile that lacks any mirth. “You’re hardly the only person to think it’s her misfortune. I had to say it.”
“Did you?” I ask, tilting my head.
He takes a slight step toward me, as if preparing to tell me off, then says, “Goodbye, Holly.”
In my mind, I think of another day, of a young boy, still on his way toward becoming a man, saying, “I’ll be seeing you, Holly Mayberry.”
How the hell has it come to this?
I watch him go, partly because I want to make sure he really leaves and partly because he does, damn him, have a fine butt. No harm in looking, ladies.

About Denise Grover Swank

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank was born in Kansas City, Missouri and lived in the area until she was nineteen. Then she became a nomadic gypsy, living in five cities, four states and ten ho uses over the course of ten years before she moved back to her roots. She speaks English and smattering of Spanish and Chinese which she learned through an intensive Nick Jr. immersion period. Her hobbies include witty Facebook comments (in own her mind) and dancing in her kitchen with her children. (Quite badly if you believe her offspring.) Hidden talents include the gift of justification and the ability to drink massive amounts of caffeine and still fall asleep within two minutes. Her lack of the sense of smell allows her to perform many unspeakable tasks. She has six children and hasn’t lost her sanity. Or so she leads you to believe.

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About Angela Casella

ANGELA CASELLA loves writing romcoms, particularly with the lovely Denise Grover Swank. They write together as Angela Denise. Angela also writes the Fairy Godmother Agency series. She lives in Asheville, NC with her husband, daughter, and two geriatric dogs. Her hobbies include herding her daughter toward less dangerous activities, stress baking, and marathon watching TV shows.

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About New York Times bestselling author Denise Grover Swank and USA Today bestselling author Angela Casella writing as Angela Denise

ANGELA DENISE is the pen name for the writing duo Angela Casella and Denise Grover Swank.

ANGELA CASELLA loves writing romcoms, particularly with the lovely Denise Grover Swank. She lives in Asheville, NC with her husband, daughter, and two geriatric dogs. Her hobbies include herding her daughter toward less dangerous activities, stress baking, and marathon watching TV shows.

DENISE GROVER SWANK is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author and has sold over three million books. She indie published her first book, a romance mystery, Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes, in 2011. She has since published over fifty novels, multiple novellas and short stories as an indie and with five publishers. She is published in seven languages. She is a single mother to six children and four dogs and hasn’t lost her sanity. Or so she leads you to believe.

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Blog Tour – The Sight of Flames by AJ Merlin

Release Date: August 10

Four hundred years ago, my ancestor led an uprising against the Witch’s Council.

And failed miserably.

Now her descendants and those of her supporters must serve as Wardens to help protect witch-kind, though we’re relegated to being second best and the first ones thrown into danger. The Disgraced, as we’re called, are meant to suck it up and be grateful.

But there’s too much of my ancestor in me to bow to any witch, no matter that I’m Disgraced and an omega. When I enroll in war college to learn to do my duty as a Disgraced Warden and witch omega, I have a feeling that I’m not going to be very popular with my superiors. Let alone any other alphas that cross my path.

To make things worse for everyone an old enemy has returned to hunt us, and whispers of unrest are circulating like the witch plague.

I may be Disgraced, an omega, and the last of my line, but I’m not going to just roll over and accept my fate. Not for the council, a coven, or anyone else.

The Sight of Flames is the first in the Disgraced Magic series. It’s a witchy omegaverse RH/poly romance where the main character and her coven never have to choose.

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Meet AJ Merlin
AJ merlin is an author, crazy bird lady, and rampant horror movie enthusiast. Her debut novel, A Little Wicked, is the product of being enamored with the paranormal and the need to hunt down all things that go bump in the night. Born and raised in the midwest United States, AJ is lucky to be right in the middle of people who support her and a menagerie of animals to keep her somewhat sane. Connect with her on facebook or social media to see updates, giveaways, and be bombarded with dog, cat, and pigeon pictures.
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Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, Year of Reviews - 2022

Review – Ten First Dates Anthology

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Ten First Dates
(Anthology)

Publication Date: August 12, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Anthology

Authors: Ainsley Booth , Angela Denise, Erin McCarthy , Erin Nicholas , Julia Kent , Kaylee Ryan , Molly McLain , Piper Rayne , Samantha Chase , Zoe York

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Ten First Dates is full of all new, laugh out loud, stories that I’ve been dying to read!

Here are just a few glimpses into some of the dates that totally made my reading night!!

Bayou Tonight by Erin Nicholas

This is the prequel to Gotta Be Bayou. Every moment I was reading was filled with a giggle and then an instant swoon moment, then I was right back to giggling followed by swooning again, and so on and so forth. While this was only a small taste of Spencer and Maxine’s story, I am already hooked! I’ve fallen hard for the southern boy who can’t stop thinking about the non-traditional redheaded woman. Their book is going to be fantastic, I can already feel it in my bones and can hardly wait for their full length novel!!

Matchmaking Mistake by Angela Denise

This is a prequel to both matchmaking stories, but told through Cole and Holly. Their book, Matchmaking a Single Dad recently released and there was quite a bit of talk about an infamous mistake between them. This funny prequel finally sheds some light on that fateful event along with what triggered Holly’s sister Bryn and the beginning of her story.

At First Glance by Erin McCarthy

What exactly did happen between Cash’s sister and his best friend while they were attending his wedding? I know I was dying to know the events that took place and was filled with glee to finally find out! This steamy first glance into Mackay and Faith’s own story, But First, Whiskey is filled with sparks and fireworks. I can hardly wait for more, but I will tell you this small glimpse is spicy and sweet all rolled into one.

This is only a few of the stories contained in this amazing anthology, but it’s full of great authors all jammed packed with brand new stories. Don’t miss it!

Synopsis:
He was the last person on earth she’d ever want to be stuck with for a weekend…
Their eyes met across the room and she knew…
They’d been friends forever but everything was about to change…
Once upon a time…

There are so many ways a great romance can start, and we’ve got TEN of them right here for you!

Ten ALL NEW, never-before-seen prequels from ten bestselling romance authors all in one place!

Find out how these swoony heroes and feisty heroines are first thrown together on the path to their happily ever after!

Enemies to lovers? Friends to lovers? Opposites attract? Small town? We’ve got it all!

AUTHORS INCLUDE: Ainsley Booth, Angela Denise, Erin McCarthy, Erin Nicholas, Julia Kent, Kaylee Ryan, Molly McLain, Piper Rayne, Samantha Chase, and Zoe York!

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2022 New Release/Release Day, Bully Romance, LGBTQA+, New Adult, Paranormal/Science Fi/Fantasy Romance, Year of Releases - 2022, Year of Reviews - 2022

New Release – The Sight of Flames by AJ Merlin

Release Date: August 10

Four hundred years ago, my ancestor led an uprising against the Witch’s Council.

And failed miserably.

Now her descendants and those of her supporters must serve as Wardens to help protect witch-kind, though we’re relegated to being second best and the first ones thrown into danger. The Disgraced, as we’re called, are meant to suck it up and be grateful.

But there’s too much of my ancestor in me to bow to any witch, no matter that I’m Disgraced and an omega. When I enroll in war college to learn to do my duty as a Disgraced Warden and witch omega, I have a feeling that I’m not going to be very popular with my superiors. Let alone any other alphas that cross my path.

To make things worse for everyone an old enemy has returned to hunt us, and whispers of unrest are circulating like the witch plague.

I may be Disgraced, an omega, and the last of my line, but I’m not going to just roll over and accept my fate. Not for the council, a coven, or anyone else.

The Sight of Flames is the first in the Disgraced Magic series. It’s a witchy omegaverse RH/poly romance where the main character and her coven never have to choose.

Buy Your Copy Here:

Meet AJ Merlin
AJ merlin is an author, crazy bird lady, and rampant horror movie enthusiast. Her debut novel, A Little Wicked, is the product of being enamored with the paranormal and the need to hunt down all things that go bump in the night. Born and raised in the midwest United States, AJ is lucky to be right in the middle of people who support her and a menagerie of animals to keep her somewhat sane. Connect with her on facebook or social media to see updates, giveaways, and be bombarded with dog, cat, and pigeon pictures.
Connect with AJ Merlin
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Blog Tour - 2022, Contemporary Romance, Cowboy Romance, Year of Releases - 2022, Year of Reviews - 2022

Blog Tour – Unraveling Mack Ryder by Anna Brooks

 Release Date: August 8

 

She was the complete opposite of me in every way; sweet, spontaneous, and full of sunshine… she was also half my age.

The world was her playground, and Nova Skye spent every breath fearlessly exploring it. Her passion for adventure was contrary to the solitude I loved, yet somehow, I couldn’t get enough.

Her innocence sparked a flame in my empty soul, burning down every defense I had. By the time I started to believe in the us she said we could be, it was too late. My free-spirited rebel was gone, taking what was left of me with her.

Without her, I learned that home wasn’t just a place, it was Nova… and it was finally time to come home.

Read Kay’s Review: Unraveling Mack Ryder

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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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Blog Tour – Bones by Shantel Tessier

Bones, an all-new addictive dark standalone romance full of heat and suspense from USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Shantel Tessier is available now!

BONES
I got my name from breaking the bones of a kid who picked on my younger brother, but that’s only where it started.
My black heart craves violence, and being a King gives me plenty of opportunities.
When a friend comes to me for help because someone he loves is in danger, I’m happy to do so. After all, my friends are few, and they are my family.
Once I have her, I do what I have to in order to protect her. She thinks she’s in hell, but this is child’s play compared to what she would have faced.
She’s an innocent through and through and completely off-limits. But that’s not enough to stop me from doing what I do best—taking what’s mine.

MIA
I was born into a deadly Mafia family, yet I’m a nobody. To the world, I don’t exist.
Shuffled from Vegas as a child and sent to Italy for my protection, I became invisible. Until they found a use for me. Now I’m a card my father can play. A chance to cash in on the family name to the highest bidder.
Taken from my home, I’m sold to a King. His hard blue eyes take no prisoners. He’s just another pretty face to hide the evil and in no way my savior.
Now I know what hell looks like because I’m living it. But just when I think I can finally be free, it all comes crashing down, and the King I thought would end me is the only one who can save me.
All I wanted was to be somebody, but now I wish I’d stayed the nobody.

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Excerpt

She stares out the window, holding the ice pack to the side of her face. It angers me that the pathetic man hit her. Men like him are weak. He needed his ass beat. I’ll do it. Later. Her evening gown was supposed to make her look like a princess, but it’s ripped up her thigh, and my eyes keep going to the lace material that covers her pussy.
“Where is home?” she asks, not bothering to look at me.
I take a sip of my drink.
Her head slowly turns to finally look me in the eyes. Her porcelain face is tight, nose scrunched, eyes looking smaller by the second as she glares at me. I half expect her to throw the ice pack at my face. And that turns me on.
Fight me, beautiful.
She sighs heavily, making her chest rise and fall with irritation. “Is it in another country?”
“Does it matter?” I finally ask.
“Yes,” she hisses, slamming the ice pack to her lap. “You’re kidnapping me.”
I bite back a smile. “Honey, I paid for you.”
That just seems to enrage her more. She starts speaking a different language. “Excuse me?”
Her words cut off, and she takes in a deep breath, the action making her chest rise again, and this time, I allow myself to watch the way her breasts bounce from the motion, making my cock hard.
“I called you a pompous, self-absorbed son of a bitch,” she clarifies with a bite and adds, “in Italian.”
I take a drink from my glass and smile behind it. She’s exactly what I expected a female Bianchi to be—fucking fire.
My cell rings, and I pull it out of my pocket to see it’s Luca. “Hello?”
“So it went well?” he rushes out. “You’ve got Mia?”
“Yes,” I say, taking another drink.
He lets out a long breath. “Thanks, Bones.” The sound of appreciation in his voice makes my chest tighten. Why has he kept her a secret all these years? Where the hell has she been? If he cared so much, why did he allow this? Between him and the Kings, we could have protected her. He has to know that we would have done whatever he needed for her. All he had to do was ask. We protect our own. I consider Luca a brother.
I look up at her to see her beautiful eyes already on mine. The soft glow of the purple lights makes them look exotic—like a rare diamond. A look of concern covers her pretty, bruised face. The ice pack is now on the floor—long forgotten.
“You saved her,” he whispers, then clears his throat. “But you do whatever you have to do. Do you understand?”
“I understand.”

About Shantel
Shantel is a USA Today & Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author. She lives in Oklahoma with her high school sweetheart, who is a wonderful, supportive husband and their two daughters. She loves to spend time cuddled up on the couch with a good book. Although she has a passion to write, her family is most important to her.

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New Release – Matchmaking A Single Dad by Angela Denise

She’s the last woman he should want.
Matchmaking a Single Dad, swoon worthy romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Denise Grover Swank and USA Today bestselling author Angela Casella writing as Angela Denise, is now available!

They’re all wrong for each other…but sometimes two wrongs do make a right.

Cole
The only woman I need in my life is my eight-year-old daughter, Jane. As a widowed brewery owner, I don’t have the time or inclination for anything more serious than a one night stand. Running the brewery is a big job, and being a parent is a bigger one, especially since my in-laws keep trying to prove I’m an unfit guardian.

But there’s no denying Holly Mayberry drives me crazy with her sassy mouth and attitude. I’ve known her most of my life, but I’ve always done a good job of evading her. Until now. She’s teaching Jane’s after-school computer program, and fate keeps throwing us together.

Holly and I are like oil and water, no good for each other. I need to stop thinking about her, so I agree to beta test a new dating app—one that Holly designed, although she’s the last person I’d tell.

My match and I can only DM each other for thirty days. No photos. No real names. No personal information until the end.

If I wanted more with a woman, Cherry Bomb checks all the boxes…so why can’t I stop thinking about Holly?

Holly
Cole Garrison is a jerk. Or so I’ve told myself for years. The truth is, he’s a DILF and a half, and bickering with him is better than kissing someone else.

Hopefully, the guy I’m chatting up on my dating app will help me forget him…and take his place in my dirty daydreams.

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About Denise Grover Swank

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Denise Grover Swank was born in Kansas City, Missouri and lived in the area until she was nineteen. Then she became a nomadic gypsy, living in five cities, four states and ten ho uses over the course of ten years before she moved back to her roots. She speaks English and smattering of Spanish and Chinese which she learned through an intensive Nick Jr. immersion period. Her hobbies include witty Facebook comments (in own her mind) and dancing in her kitchen with her children. (Quite badly if you believe her offspring.) Hidden talents include the gift of justification and the ability to drink massive amounts of caffeine and still fall asleep within two minutes. Her lack of the sense of smell allows her to perform many unspeakable tasks. She has six children and hasn’t lost her sanity. Or so she leads you to believe.

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About Angela Casella

ANGELA CASELLA loves writing romcoms, particularly with the lovely Denise Grover Swank. They write together as Angela Denise. Angela also writes the Fairy Godmother Agency series. She lives in Asheville, NC with her husband, daughter, and two geriatric dogs. Her hobbies include herding her daughter toward less dangerous activities, stress baking, and marathon watching TV shows.

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About New York Times bestselling author Denise Grover Swank and USA Today bestselling author Angela Casella writing as Angela Denise

ANGELA DENISE is the pen name for the writing duo Angela Casella and Denise Grover Swank.

ANGELA CASELLA loves writing romcoms, particularly with the lovely Denise Grover Swank. She lives in Asheville, NC with her husband, daughter, and two geriatric dogs. Her hobbies include herding her daughter toward less dangerous activities, stress baking, and marathon watching TV shows.

DENISE GROVER SWANK is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author and has sold over three million books. She indie published her first book, a romance mystery, Twenty-Eight and a Half Wishes, in 2011. She has since published over fifty novels, multiple novellas and short stories as an indie and with five publishers. She is published in seven languages. She is a single mother to six children and four dogs and hasn’t lost her sanity. Or so she leads you to believe.

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New Release – Unraveling Mack Ryder by Anna Brooks

 Release Date: August 8

 

She was the complete opposite of me in every way; sweet, spontaneous, and full of sunshine… she was also half my age.

The world was her playground, and Nova Skye spent every breath fearlessly exploring it. Her passion for adventure was contrary to the solitude I loved, yet somehow, I couldn’t get enough.

Her innocence sparked a flame in my empty soul, burning down every defense I had. By the time I started to believe in the us she said we could be, it was too late. My free-spirited rebel was gone, taking what was left of me with her.

Without her, I learned that home wasn’t just a place, it was Nova… and it was finally time to come home.

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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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Book Reviews, Bully Romance, Dark Romance, LGBTQA+, New Adult, Year of Reviews - 2022

Review – Savage Kings by L.M. Harrison

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Savage Kings; Savages of Kingsworth #1
(#1 within a series)

Publication Date: August 10, 2022

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

Author: L.M. Harrison

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Mystery, very-dark broody bad boys, and a girl that takes no grief from anyone….step into the Kingdom if you dare.

Grace Lilley is a girl that never knows when to stop running her mouth. She is very aware of this bad habit of hers, it is essentially what gets her into trouble and basically shipped off to Kingsworth in the first place, but she also never seems to stop this bad habit of hers.

There is a LOT of moving parts and shrouded darkness in this book. Grace is constantly told to leave Kingsworth when she was forced to attend it in the first place. Why? I’m not entirely sure, yet. There is also a lot of mystery surrounding her background, but I won’t focus on that here, as it’s part of that overall intrigue factor that’s wound throughout the story and I don’t want to spoil it. However, I will say this, for all intents and purposes she goes into Kingsworth alone so it’s easy for her to be singled out and bullied, but the majority of that bullying doesn’t come from whom you’d expect. Although I’m still trying to piece together who some of the players are, as this is just the first book in this series and like I said, there is a bigger puzzle to solve and as a reader we’ve only been given a fraction of the pieces.

This is a reverse harem story and wowza!! One of the love interests…oh my…he is one of those love to hate and hate to love types. Due to the dubious nature of the story their chemistry wasn’t completely in your face, but like I said he does grow on you and with a harem there is always support when the hating becomes too much. That is what makes a harem so wonderful…right?!?

Just when things were really heating up and the plot was getting juicy of course the book leaves us on a cliffhanger….so I’m left here needing more and I’m dying to know how everything turns out for Grace.

Synopsis:
You know that trending video?

The one of those Kingsworth guys and that random poor girl?

Yeah, that was me.
I’m also the one who posted the video because humiliating them?
It was strangely… satisfying.

Of course, that was before I knew who they were.

Ezra Covington. Bellamy Thorn. Dashiell Laurier.
The politician’s son. The future Duke of Ashwood. And the man whose father just bought my sister’s foreclosure.
Three beautiful, cruel savages used to control.
Three untouchable royals who were just … well, royally touched.

The good news is my sister will get to stay in her house. They’re also giving me a full-ride scholarship to Kingsworth Prep.

Which is the bad news.

Because now that I have the royals’ attention, they’re not letting me go. Not without punishing me. Ruining me. Exposing my demons.

Little do they know, my demons bite back.

And that makes me just as savage as any king.

WARNING: Savage Kings is a bully romance that contains graphic content and situations that might make some readers uncomfortable. It is a reverse harem novel, meaning the heroine has more than one love interest. It is book 1 in the Savages of Kingsworth series and ends in a cliffhanger.

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Review – The Sight of Flames by AJ Merlin

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The Sight of Flames; Disgraced Magic #1
(#1 within a series)

Publication Date: August 10, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Fantasy/Omegaverse/New Adult/Bully/Reverse Harem Romance

Author: AJ Merlin

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

The Sight of Flames had everything I love in a fantasy novel, plus everything I love in a bully reverse harem book. This book literally combined the best of everything I love to read with a kicka$$ heroine and a fantastic plot! I’m really looking forward to what’s coming up in the next book.

Arsena, or Sen, as she prefered to be called by her friends, had the weight of her ancestors on her shoulders ever since her birth. Not only does she look just like her great, so many greats ancestor, but she also possessed her magic. Suffice to say with both of those attributes people tended to give her a wide berth, but when it was time to attend Citadel, sort of like a school for witches, Arsena knew she wouldn’t have the best of times, but she pulled up her big girl britches and kicked butt time and again.

Arsena was nothing short of amazing. Her spirit for not putting up for any crap and standing up for the little guy was comending. She herself was put into the category of lesser than, but she refused to stay there, even when she knew her heritage made it harder for her. The friends she made, which became extremely important to her in the long run, which I won’t give away, because a lot of the story is who gathers around her and it’s sooooooo good and angsty, but I adored those that chose to stay by her side.

The fantasy part of this story had great twists. Not only are the witches gifted with fantastic powers, but their basic, earth, wind, fire and water powers are wrapped up in so much more. Those skills made the book exciting, adventuresome and even a little nerve wracking at times. I won’t give away what those powers were, but wow!!! It made for great reading.

This is only the first book in the series and it does end on a cliffhanger just as the story was really taking off. I can’t wait to jump back in and see where they all go and how everyone gets along.

Synopsis:
Four hundred years ago, my ancestor led an uprising against the Witch’s Council.

And failed miserably.

Now her descendants and those of her supporters must serve as Wardens to help protect witch-kind, though we’re relegated to being second best and the first ones thrown into danger. The Disgraced, as we’re called, are meant to suck it up and be grateful.

But there’s too much of my ancestor in me to bow to any witch, no matter that I’m Disgraced and an omega. When I enroll in war college to learn to do my duty as a Disgraced Warden and witch omega, I have a feeling that I’m not going to be very popular with my superiors. Let alone any other alphas that cross my path.

To make things worse for everyone an old enemy has returned to hunt us, and whispers of unrest are circulating like the witch plague.

I may be Disgraced, an omega, and the last of my line, but I’m not going to just roll over and accept my fate. Not for the council, a coven, or anyone else.

The Sight of Flames is the first in the Disgraced Magic series. It’s a witchy omegaverse RH/poly romance where the main character and her coven never have to choose.

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Review – The Reckless Union by Monica Murphy

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The Reckless Union; Arranged Marriage #3
(#3 within a series)

Publication Date: August 16, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Midnight Dynasty/Trilogy/Arranged Marriage/Contemporary Romance

Author: Monica Murphy

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Perry Constantine, hands down, has been my favorite Constantine in this entire Midnight Dynasty series!

Perry is protective, possessive, passionate, caring while being a total caveman, he is the total package and I’m completely in love with the man!!

Charlotte takes quite an emotional journey in this final book, but I love how she finally finds her footing with the scary ride she’s been on over the last few months.

While Perry and Charlotte’s marriage may have begun as a sham and forced upon both of them, they both come to realize that it evolved into something beyond either of them ever thought they could have and something that they actually want.

I love a couple that walks through this kind of discovery process on their way to love, but it wasn’t without lots of bumps along the way.

This couple is just….ahhhhh…absolutely everything I wanted from Perry and his arranged marriage bride. Even the moments with his family were devine. I loved it!

Synopsis:
THIRD BOOK IN THE ARRANGED MARRIAGE TRILOGY!

Our marriage may look like a fairytale, but outside forces threaten to tear us apart. Don’t they realize that nothing will keep me apart from Charlotte? Not my family. Not hers either.

What started out as a relationship in name only has evolved into something much more. Something deeper. And when Charlotte is taken from me, I launch into action, determined to rescue her.

She’s mine. Nothing is going to stop me from being with her.

Not a damn thing.

Welcome to the Midnight Dynasty… The warring Morelli and Constantine families have enough bad blood to fill an ocean, and their brand new stories will be told by your favorite dangerous romance authors.

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Blog Tour – Defy by Caitlyn Dare

Release Date: August 4

Bestselling author Caitlyn Dare brings you a new, dark M/F/M age gap romance set in the Sinners MC world.
Born and raised in the Red Ridge Sinners MC, Kat Walker lives and breathes club life. And has always followed her big brother’s cardinal rule.
Don’t get tangled up with a biker.
As Kat discovers though, playing nice doesn’t get you anywhere, and when club member Ryder Montrou offers to provide a distraction from her messy life, it’s impossible to say no.
Ryder understands her. He knows what it’s like to watch somebody you love struggle. And what starts out as a distraction quickly becomes more.
There’s just one problem. Kat has been in love with another man since the first time she laid eyes on him.
Styx is everything she’s ever wanted. But his loyalty to her brother means he refuses to touch her.
And even if he would, Stygian Johnson won’t share her.
Will he?

DEFY is an age gap, M/F/M story set in the Sinners MC world but it can be read as a standalone. If possessive, tattooed, motorcycle-riding alphaholes aren’t your thing, you probably won’t like this book!

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Meet Caitlyn Dare


Caitlyn Dare is a Top 50 Amazon bestselling author of dark romance.

She writes angsty, gritty stories about alphaholes you’ll love to hate and the feisty girls who bring them to their knees.

Her bestselling series include: Savage Falls Sinners MC, a dark high school reverse harem romance; and Rebels at Sterling Prep, a dark bully high school romance.

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Blog Tour – Blackmail by Amelia Wilde

 

Blackmail by Amelia Wilde is now live!

Bristol Anderson will do anything to protect her younger siblings. Even if it means embezzling from the company where she’s a temp. No one will find out. And the wealthy owner of the investment firm will never notice.

Except Will LeBlanc doesn’t miss a thing.

He could call the police, but he has more interesting plans for her. In the copy room. On the conference table. Under his desk.

The coldhearted venture capitalist will make her pay back every last cent.

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Meet Amelia

Amelia Wilde is a USA TODAY bestselling author of dangerous contemporary romance and loves it a little too much. She lives in Michigan with her husband and daughters. She spends most of her time typing furiously on an iPad and appreciating the natural splendor of her home state from where she likes it best: inside.
 
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Review – The Devil You Know by Veronica Eden

The Devil You Know

The Devil You Know
(Standalone)

Publication Date: August 12, 2022

Genre/Tropes: New Adult/Friends-to-Lovers/First Love Romance

Author: Veronica Eden

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
OMG!! I am so in love with this couple!! I was so far into this world I did not want to leave for one single moment!

There is nothing like falling in love for the first time; the passion, the tingles, the glances across the room, just everything about it that causes all of those butterfly feelings. The Devil You Know captures every moment of those firsts along with the forbidden factor because Tatum Danvers is the sister to Cooper Vale’s best friend.

This book was absolutely everything!! All the small moments that captured those first time big moments. The passion, the love, the steamy times all rolled into that first time love. The story brought out memories that were special to me, I never wanted to leave Tatum and Cooper because their love was epic worthy.

If there was one thing that really hit home about this book, love, especially falling in love with the person who is your soulmate, that person will always bring out the best version of you.

Yes, the chemistry between these two is nuclear, but the beauty of how they understood one another is next level and those connections is what lifted the story to perfection.

Tatum and I want to give just a little bit more credit to Cooper, because he is so swoon worthy I was a puddle on the floor and needed a mop and bucket even hours after finishing to wring out and pick myself back, are one of my favorite couples.

Synopsis:
From USA Today and International bestselling author, Veronica Eden, comes a standalone new adult brother’s best friend romance with a spunky heroine, the local thirst trap, and an unorthodox tutoring agreement.

𝙏𝙖𝙩𝙪𝙢 𝘿𝙖𝙣𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙨 𝙝𝙖𝙨 𝙥𝙡𝙖𝙣𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙜𝙤𝙖𝙡𝙨 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧𝙮𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙞𝙣 𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙡𝙞𝙛𝙚. 𝙒𝙝𝙖𝙩𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙨𝙝𝙚 𝙨𝙚𝙩𝙨 𝙤𝙪𝙩 𝙩𝙤 𝙙𝙤, 𝙨𝙝𝙚 𝙖𝙘𝙝𝙞𝙚𝙫𝙚𝙨.
𝙏𝙝𝙚𝙧𝙚’𝙨 𝙤𝙣𝙡𝙮 𝙤𝙣𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙨𝙝𝙚’𝙨 𝙙𝙚𝙩𝙚𝙧𝙢𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙘𝙝𝙚𝙘𝙠 𝙤𝙛𝙛…

I’m all set for my first semester at college.
Dream field of study. Five year plan. Brand new notebooks.

But one thing can’t come to campus—my V-card.

Being a virgin isn’t the biggest part of my problem.
What I need to prepare for the full college experience is someone to teach me what to do in bed. Though I hate to admit defeat, this is one accolade I can’t earn on my own.

I have the perfect tutor in mind: my brother’s best friend.
Cooper Vale. Hometown heartthrob, sultry bad boy, and my neighbor since we were kids.

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Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, RomCom, Year of Reviews - 2022

Review – Matchmaking a Single Dad by Angela Denise

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Matchmaking a Single Dad; Highland Hills #2
(Standalone within a series)

Publication Date: August 8, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Enemies-to-Lovers/Single Dad/Romantic Comedy

Author: Angela Denise

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Funny, with big chemistry and tons of small town charm.

Cole Garrison and Holly Mayberry have history, the kind of history that only growing up in a small town can bring, but it isn’t until they are matched during a beta test of a dating app, that Holly has actually helped design, that their lives intersect in a truly big way.

Cole is a widower with a precocious eight year old daughter, Jane. She is an adorable shining star in this story and I love her character; she is truthful and spunky in the way children are and I totally love the way she is with both her father and Holly, but she is just part of these two falling in love.

Cole and Holly fight like cats and dogs. Everyone in town knows that they don’t get along, but recognize the underlying current the sizzles between them and that it probably means more…well everyone except the two of them. It’s probably why they were matched at 97% on the new dating app, but then again neither of them know it’s that other person because it’s all anonymous, at least for the first month. Talk about complicated, but that has been their history for as long as they’ve known each other.

Dating anonymously is just part of this funny, opposites attract book, which that part alone is hilarious. I loved their moments alone together, but I also loved all of the secondary characters that helped make them shine. Matchmaking a Single Dad is adorable, laugh out funny, and full of all the emotions that Angela Denise bring to each story. This can be read as a standalone, but the enjoyment is certainly enhanced when read with the other interconnected books.

Synopsis:
The second book in the Highland Hills series by Angela Denise, the pen name for Angela Casella and Denise Grover Swank.

They’re all wrong for each other…but sometimes two wrongs do make a right.

Cole
The only woman I need in my life is my eight-year-old daughter, Jane. As a widowed brewery owner, I don’t have the time or inclination for anything more serious than a one night stand. Running the brewery is a big job, and being a parent is a bigger one, especially since my in-laws keep trying to prove I’m an unfit guardian.
But there’s no denying Holly Mayberry drives me crazy with her sassy mouth and attitude. I’ve known her most of my life, but I’ve always done a good job of evading her. Until now. She’s teaching Jane’s after-school computer program, and fate keeps throwing us together.
Holly and I are like oil and water, no good for each other. I need to stop thinking about her, so I agree to beta test a new dating app—one that Holly designed, although she’s the last person I’d tell.
My match and I can only DM each other for thirty days. No photos. No real names. No personal information until the end.
If I wanted more with a woman, Cherry Bomb checks all the boxes…so why can’t I stop thinking about Holly?
Holly
Cole Garrison is a jerk. Or so I’ve told myself for years. The truth is, he’s a DILF and a half, and bickering with him is better than kissing someone else.
Hopefully, the guy I’m chatting up on my dating app will help me forget him…and take his place in my dirty daydreams.

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Blog Tour – Stalked But Not Afraid by Nicole Dykes

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Roman

He’s an influencer—whatever that means. He’s also stunningly beautiful with a feisty attitude I can’t deny intrigues me.

But more importantly, he’s in trouble.

I’m not like my brother. Except for being a cop, I don’t strive to save the entire world.

However, I find myself compelled to save him.

If he’ll calm down and just let me.

Brooks

He’s everything I despise. He’s a cop. An arrogant tough-guy type who thinks he knows everything.

He drives me insane and won’t take the hint that I don’t want or need his help.

I’m not weak, and I’m not as defenseless as I once was either.

And still, I can’t seem to fully push him away.

Because maybe this time—just this once—I want to be saved.

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Meet 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 – Bones by Shantel Tessier

She’s worth more to me than my kingdom.

Bones, an all-new smoking hot dark standalone romance from USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Shantel Tessier is live now!

BONES
I got my name from breaking the bones of a kid who picked on my younger brother, but that’s only where it started.
My black heart craves violence, and being a King gives me plenty of opportunities.
When a friend comes to me for help because someone he loves is in danger, I’m happy to do so. After all, my friends are few, and they are my family.
Once I have her, I do what I have to in order to protect her. She thinks she’s in hell, but this is child’s play compared to what she would have faced.
She’s an innocent through and through and completely off-limits. But that’s not enough to stop me from doing what I do best—taking what’s mine.

MIA
I was born into a deadly Mafia family, yet I’m a nobody. To the world, I don’t exist.
Shuffled from Vegas as a child and sent to Italy for my protection, I became invisible. Until they found a use for me. Now I’m a card my father can play. A chance to cash in on the family name to the highest bidder.
Taken from my home, I’m sold to a King. His hard blue eyes take no prisoners. He’s just another pretty face to hide the evil and in no way my savior.
Now I know what hell looks like because I’m living it. But just when I think I can finally be free, it all comes crashing down, and the King I thought would end me is the only one who can save me.
All I wanted was to be somebody, but now I wish I’d stayed the nobody.

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About Shantel
Shantel is a USA Today & Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author. She lives in Oklahoma with her high school sweetheart, who is a wonderful, supportive husband and their two daughters. She loves to spend time cuddled up on the couch with a good book. Although she has a passion to write, her family is most important to her.

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Review – Unraveling Mack by Anna Brooks

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Unraveling Mack; Ryder Ranch #4
(Standalone within a series)

Publication Date: August 8, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Age Gap/Grumpy-Sunshine/Opposites Attract/Small Town Romance

Author: Anna Brooks

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Yum, yum, Mack Daddy!!! I love a good grumpy-sunshine novel and Mack Daddy…I mean Unravelling Mack Ryder is a really good opposites attract, grumpy-sunshine book.

Mack Ryder has had love and lost it in one of the toughest ways possible. His first wife abandoned him and his four children leaving him with no closure or word on her whereabouts for yearssssssss. It was only upon her deathbed that she contacted her family, finally trying to close a wound that had been festering, but never fully healing. Mack should have found peace knowing his wife was finally at rest, but like all heartbreak, he suffered from all the years of abandonment making it nearly impossible for him to move forward. That is until Nova came to town.

Nova is the perfect name for the bright personality and shiny light that she brings into Mack’s life. While Nova is younger in age, she has an old soul and makes the perfect match to Mack’s grumpy persona.

Nova is a free spirit nomad, never staying in one place for long. Instead, Nova lets life guide her to her next adventure, that is until she meets the Ryder family and she feels the pull for something more, perhaps something permanent. However, Mack is adamant about pushing her away and not dimming her light. His fear is real, his first wife left when she felt smothered by ranch life and Mack isn’t about to fall again only to be broken by love. Nova doesn’t know much about what makes him tick, but it does make it tough to fight for something that she knows she’s never had. She wants Mack, but If Mack doesn’t want her and staying in one spot is all he’s ever known then surely there must be a reason, if only she wasn’t so drawn to the grouchy man.

These two together are pure magic, but they are also a little toxic. It’s quite the recipe for one angsty read, but by the end, my heart was overflowing with so much love for these two I couldn’t stop smiling and wishing all the wonderful things for them and their extended family.

I love all the Ryder’s and every time they all came together. For fans of the series this book will warm the heart and for anyone just jumping in, it will make a new fan of the Ryder family. I know I have loved the journey as each of them have found love, but none so much as Mack and Nova. Their story is hard fought and quite lovely too.

Synopsis:
She was the complete opposite of me in every way; sweet, spontaneous, and full of sunshine… she was also half my age.

The world was her playground, and Nova Skye spent every breath fearlessly exploring it. Her passion for adventure was contrary to the solitude I loved, yet somehow, I couldn’t get enough.

Her innocence sparked a flame in my empty soul, burning down every defense I had. By the time I started to believe in the us she said we could be, it was too late. My free-spirited rebel was gone, taking what was left of me with her.

Without her, I learned that home wasn’t just a place, it was Nova… and it was finally time to come home.

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