Blog Tour - 2021, Contemporary Romance, Year in Releases - 2021, Year of Reviews - 2021

Blog Tour – Last Round by Charity Ferrell

🥃🔥𝗛𝗢𝗧 𝗡𝗘𝗪 𝗥𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗦𝗘 & 𝗚𝗜𝗩𝗘𝗔𝗪𝗔𝗬 🔥 🥃

𝗟𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗥𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝗨𝗦𝗔 𝗧𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗙𝗲𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝗶𝘀 𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘! 𝗗𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀 𝗦𝗶𝗹𝗮𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗟𝗼𝗹𝗮’𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗧𝘄𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗙𝗼𝘅 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀!

#𝟭-𝗰𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆!

BOOK BLURB

What’s the best way to get back at your cheating ex?

Give every guy who hits on you his number.

That’s what I did when I met Silas.

Little did I know, we’d see each other again.

One run-in leads to another.

One fake date leads to a friendship.

That friendship leads to feelings.

But everyone knows feelings and friendship doesn’t mix.

We’re too much the same.

It’d never work out.

That changes when one of us asks for more.

Everything falls apart.

There’s no going back.

Can our friendship survive … or will love destroy us?

GOODREADS LINK: http://bit.ly/LR-GR

PURCHASE LINKS:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/34StMzH

Amazon World: smarturl.it/lastroundbook

Apple: https://apple.co/2EQ9Y5x

B&N: https://bit.ly/2SXda6v

Kobo: https://bit.ly/3bkelS0

UNIVERSAL: https://books2read.com/lastround

GIVEAWAY

To celebrate the release of Last Round, Charity Ferrell has two giveaways up for grabs! Stop by her Facebook page and reader group to enter to win a signed paperback:

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/authorcharityferrell

Reader group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/146574179377161

Reviewing bitmoji

Read Kay’s Review: Last Round

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE TWISTED FOX SERIES

#1 Stirred

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2uC3Kkz

Amazon Worldwide: https://bit.ly/2UQoi31

Apple Books: https://apple.co/32ye2ia

B&N: http://bit.ly/3aCvzZm

Google Play: https://bit.ly/2RS0XfH

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2TkRWLT

Universal: http://books2read.com/stirredbook

#2 Shaken

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2KBCze0

Amazon World: https://bit.ly/2Y2rnzb

Apple: https://apple.co/2NgJJpm

B&N: https://bit.ly/2S5Q5L8

Google Play: https://bit.ly/3gkWXO2

Kobo: https://bit.ly/2YhuR11

UNIVERSAL: https://books2read.com/shakenbook

#3 STRAIGHT UP:

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/37KwYgk

Amazon World: https://bit.ly/3eQyzn7

Apple: https://apple.co/2YVI4Lg

B&N: https://bit.ly/3dU7Pla

Google Play: https://bit.ly/311CZ7a

Kobo: https://bit.ly/3e2XL9L

UNIVERSAL: https://books2read.com/straightupbook

#4 CHASER:

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2Qbyj7R

Amazon World: https://bit.ly/3jcSC1t

Apple: https://apple.co/3grn8Ti

B&N: https://bit.ly/3gqDhbG

Google Play: https://bit.ly/3aNPc1V

Kobo: https://bit.ly/2QbVOxF

UNIVERSAL: https://books2read.com/chaserbook

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Charity resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. She grew up riding her bicycle to the town’s public library, and reading anything she could get her hands on. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, spending time with her family, or caving into her online shopping addiction.

AUTHOR LINKS

Facebook Group | Facebook Page | Facebook Profile | Instagram | Twitter | Amazon | BookBub | Goodreads | Website | TikTok

Text Club: Text CHARITYBOOKS to 31996 or visit https://slkt.io/CRf

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

New Release – Last Round by Charity Ferrell

🥃🔥𝗛𝗢𝗧 𝗡𝗘𝗪 𝗥𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗦𝗘 & 𝗚𝗜𝗩𝗘𝗔𝗪𝗔𝗬 🔥 🥃

𝗟𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗥𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝗨𝗦𝗔 𝗧𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗙𝗲𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝗶𝘀 𝗟𝗜𝗩𝗘! 𝗗𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀 𝗦𝗶𝗹𝗮𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗟𝗼𝗹𝗮’𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗧𝘄𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗙𝗼𝘅 𝗦𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀!

#𝟭-𝗰𝗹𝗶𝗰𝗸 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆!

BOOK BLURB

What’s the best way to get back at your cheating ex?

Give every guy who hits on you his number.

That’s what I did when I met Silas.

Little did I know, we’d see each other again.

One run-in leads to another.

One fake date leads to a friendship.

That friendship leads to feelings.

But everyone knows feelings and friendship doesn’t mix.

We’re too much the same.

It’d never work out.

That changes when one of us asks for more.

Everything falls apart.

There’s no going back.

Can our friendship survive … or will love destroy us?

GOODREADS LINK: http://bit.ly/LR-GR

PURCHASE LINKS:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/34StMzH

Amazon World: smarturl.it/lastroundbook

Apple: https://apple.co/2EQ9Y5x

B&N: https://bit.ly/2SXda6v

Kobo: https://bit.ly/3bkelS0

UNIVERSAL: https://books2read.com/lastround

GIVEAWAY

To celebrate the release of Last Round, Charity Ferrell has two giveaways up for grabs! Stop by her Facebook page and reader group to enter to win a signed paperback:

Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/authorcharityferrell

Reader group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/146574179377161

Reviewing bitmoji

Read Kay’s Review: Last Round

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE TWISTED FOX SERIES

#1 Stirred

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2uC3Kkz

Amazon Worldwide: https://bit.ly/2UQoi31

Apple Books: https://apple.co/32ye2ia

B&N: http://bit.ly/3aCvzZm

Google Play: https://bit.ly/2RS0XfH

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2TkRWLT

Universal: http://books2read.com/stirredbook

#2 Shaken

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2KBCze0

Amazon World: https://bit.ly/2Y2rnzb

Apple: https://apple.co/2NgJJpm

B&N: https://bit.ly/2S5Q5L8

Google Play: https://bit.ly/3gkWXO2

Kobo: https://bit.ly/2YhuR11

UNIVERSAL: https://books2read.com/shakenbook

#3 STRAIGHT UP:

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/37KwYgk

Amazon World: https://bit.ly/3eQyzn7

Apple: https://apple.co/2YVI4Lg

B&N: https://bit.ly/3dU7Pla

Google Play: https://bit.ly/311CZ7a

Kobo: https://bit.ly/3e2XL9L

UNIVERSAL: https://books2read.com/straightupbook

#4 CHASER:

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2Qbyj7R

Amazon World: https://bit.ly/3jcSC1t

Apple: https://apple.co/3grn8Ti

B&N: https://bit.ly/3gqDhbG

Google Play: https://bit.ly/3aNPc1V

Kobo: https://bit.ly/2QbVOxF

UNIVERSAL: https://books2read.com/chaserbook

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Charity resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. She grew up riding her bicycle to the town’s public library, and reading anything she could get her hands on. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, spending time with her family, or caving into her online shopping addiction.

AUTHOR LINKS

Facebook Group | Facebook Page | Facebook Profile | Instagram | Twitter | Amazon | BookBub | Goodreads | Website | TikTok

Text Club: Text CHARITYBOOKS to 31996 or visit https://slkt.io/CRf

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

Review – Last Round by Charity Ferrell

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Last Round; Twisted Fox #5 
(A standalone within a series)

Publication Date: September 21, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Small Town Romance/Friends-to-Lovers/Contemporary Romance

Author: Charity Ferrell

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

The beginning of Charity’s books always make me laugh, smile, and basically spit out whatever beverage I happen to be drinking at the time (okay, it’s usually wine). Aside from knowing better to drink while reading her books, Charity’s fantastically witted writing is one of the fabulous reasons I fell in love with her books and will continue to read them for years to come.

Silas and Lola are quick witted and unfortunatly friend-zoned one another almost upon meeting. However, it makes for tons of sassy banter and quirky comebacks I absolutely adore, plus it allowed for years of pent of chemistry that made this book angsty while we waited for them to practically all but combust in flames of passion.

Last Round is sadly the final book in this series, but overall it was a huge win for Charity Ferrell. The story was beautifully woven together with a great timeline that was not only a tribute to the series, but allowed each couple from Twisted Fox their own unique and special time to shine. If you’ve been here from the beginning it’s no secret that Silas and Lola have been friends, but this book takes us on the journey of how that all takes place, right alongside how each one of their friends also fell in love.

For all the fun Charity puts in her books, and I’ll circle back to why I fell in love with her writing to begin with, there is a lot of fun…she also never forgets to include all the feels and hard times that truly bring her couples together. Last Round wraps up a great series and I look forward to the next journey.

Synopsis:

What’s the best way to get back at your cheating ex?
Give every guy who hits on you his number.

That’s what I did when I met Silas.
Little did I know, we’d see each other again.

One run-in leads to another.
One fake date leads to a friendship.
That friendship leads to feelings.
But everyone knows feelings and friendship doesn’t mix.

We’re too much the same.
It’d never work out.
That changes when one of us asks for more.

Everything falls apart.
There’s no going back.
Can our friendship survive … or will love destroy us?

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Cover Reveal - 2021, New Releases

Cover Reveal – LAST ROUND by Charity Ferrell

🥃🔥 𝗛𝗢𝗧 𝗖𝗢𝗩𝗘𝗥 & 𝗕𝗟𝗨𝗥𝗕 𝗥𝗘𝗩𝗘𝗔𝗟 🔥 🥃

𝗟𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗥𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝘆 𝗨𝗦𝗔 𝗧𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆 𝗯𝗲𝘀𝘁𝘀𝗲𝗹𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝘂𝘁𝗵𝗼𝗿 𝗖𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗙𝗲𝗿𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗹 𝗶𝘀 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗦𝗲𝗽𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗯𝗲𝗿 𝟮𝟭𝘀𝘁! 𝗗𝗼𝗻’𝘁 𝗺𝗶𝘀𝘀 𝗦𝗶𝗹𝗮𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗟𝗼𝗹𝗮’𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗻𝗱𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗺𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗿𝗼𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗧𝘄𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗱 𝗙𝗼𝘅 𝘀𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀!

#𝗣𝗿𝗲-𝗼𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗿 𝘁𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆!

BOOK BLURB

What’s the best way to get back at your cheating ex?

Give every guy who hits on you his number.

That’s what I did when I met Silas.

Little did I know, we’d see each other again.

One run-in leads to another.

One fake date leads to a friendship.

That friendship leads to feelings.

But everyone knows feelings and friendship doesn’t mix.

We’re too much the same.

It’d never work out.

That changes when one of us asks for more.

Everything falls apart.

There’s no going back.

Can our friendship survive … or will love destroy us?

GOODREADS LINK: http://bit.ly/LR-GR

Cover Designer: Lori Jackson Design

Cover Photography: Regina Wamba

PRE-ORDER LINKS:

Amazon: https://amzn.to/34StMzH

Amazon World: smarturl.it/lastroundbook

Apple: https://apple.co/2EQ9Y5x

B&N: https://bit.ly/2SXda6v

Kobo: https://bit.ly/3bkelS0

UNIVERSAL: https://books2read.com/lastround

GIVEAWAY

To celebrate the cover reveal of Last Round, Charity Ferrell has a paperback up for grabs! Head to her Facebook page to enter: https://www.facebook.com/authorcharityferrell

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE TWISTED FOX SERIES

#1 Stirred

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2uC3Kkz

Amazon Worldwide: https://bit.ly/2UQoi31

Apple Books: https://apple.co/32ye2ia

B&N: http://bit.ly/3aCvzZm

Google Play: https://bit.ly/2RS0XfH

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2TkRWLT

Universal: http://books2read.com/stirredbook

#2 Shaken

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2KBCze0

Amazon World: https://bit.ly/2Y2rnzb

Apple: https://apple.co/2NgJJpm

B&N: https://bit.ly/2S5Q5L8

Google Play: https://bit.ly/3gkWXO2

Kobo: https://bit.ly/2YhuR11

UNIVERSAL: https://books2read.com/shakenbook

#3 STRAIGHT UP:

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/37KwYgk

Amazon World: https://bit.ly/3eQyzn7

Apple: https://apple.co/2YVI4Lg

B&N: https://bit.ly/3dU7Pla

Google Play: https://bit.ly/311CZ7a

Kobo: https://bit.ly/3e2XL9L

UNIVERSAL: https://books2read.com/straightupbook

#4 CHASER:

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2Qbyj7R

Amazon World: https://bit.ly/3jcSC1t

Apple: https://apple.co/3grn8Ti

B&N: https://bit.ly/3gqDhbG

Google Play: https://bit.ly/3aNPc1V

Kobo: https://bit.ly/2QbVOxF

UNIVERSAL: https://books2read.com/chaserbook

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Charity resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. She grew up riding her bicycle to the town’s public library, and reading anything she could get her hands on. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, spending time with her family, or caving into her online shopping addiction.

AUTHOR LINKS

Facebook Group | Facebook Page | Facebook Profile | Instagram | Twitter | Amazon | Bookbub | Goodreads | Website | TikTok

Text Club: Text CHARITYBOOKS to 31996 or visit https://slkt.io/CRf

Blog Tour - 2021, Contemporary Romance, Year in Releases - 2021, Year of Reviews - 2021

Blog Tour – Chaser by Charity Ferrell

★♡★ 𝐇𝐎𝐓 𝐍𝐄𝐖 𝐑𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐒𝐄 ★♡★

𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐫 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐔𝐒𝐀 𝐓𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐫 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐅𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐢𝐬 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄!! 𝐃𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐅𝐢𝐧𝐧’𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲!

#𝟏-𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐭𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲!!

BOOK BLURB

GRACE:

Things I never thought would happen:

  1. Meeting my boyfriend’s secret wife.
  2. Finding out I’m pregnant with his baby.
  3. Having my best friend tell my family he’s the father.

FINN:

Things I never thought would happen:

  1. Becoming best friends with a woman the total opposite of me.
  2. Pretending to be her baby daddy.
  3. Falling in love with her.

The more we fake it, the more we forget it’s only temporary.

If only we had known it would change everything.

GOODREADS LINK: http://bit.ly/Chaser-GR

PURCHASE LINKS

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2Qbyj7R

Amazon World: https://bit.ly/3jcSC1t

Apple: https://apple.co/3grn8Ti

B&N: https://bit.ly/3gqDhbG

Google Play: https://bit.ly/3aNPc1V

Kobo: https://bit.ly/2QbVOxF

UNIVERSAL: https://books2read.com/chaserbook

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE TWISTED FOX SERIES

#1 Stirred

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2uC3Kkz

Amazon Worldwide: https://bit.ly/2UQoi31

Apple Books: https://apple.co/32ye2ia

B&N: http://bit.ly/3aCvzZm

Google Play: https://bit.ly/2RS0XfH

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2TkRWLT

Universal: http://books2read.com/stirredbook

#2 Shaken

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2KBCze0

Amazon World: https://bit.ly/2Y2rnzb

Apple: https://apple.co/2NgJJpm

B&N: https://bit.ly/2S5Q5L8

Google Play: https://bit.ly/3gkWXO2

Kobo: https://bit.ly/2YhuR11

UNIVERSAL: https://books2read.com/shakenbook

#3 STRAIGHT UP:

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/37KwYgk

Amazon World: https://bit.ly/3eQyzn7

Apple: https://apple.co/2YVI4Lg

B&N: https://bit.ly/3dU7Pla

Google Play: https://bit.ly/311CZ7a

Kobo: https://bit.ly/3e2XL9L

UNIVERSAL: https://books2read.com/straightupbook

#5 Last Round (Pre-order, releasing August 31st)

Amazon: https://amzn.to/34StMzH

Amazon World: smarturl.it/lastroundbook

Apple: https://apple.co/2EQ9Y5x

B&N: https://bit.ly/3lKnkkz

Kobo: https://bit.ly/3bkelS0

UNIVERSAL: https://books2read.com/lastround

GIVEAWAY

To celebrate the release of Chaser, Charity Ferrell has a signed paperback up for grabs! Head to her Facebook page to enter: https://www.facebook.com/authorcharityferrell

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Read Kay’s Review: Chaser

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Charity resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. She grew up riding her bicycle to the town’s public library, and reading anything she could get her hands on. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, spending time with her family, or caving into her online shopping addiction.

AUTHOR LINKS

Facebook Group | Facebook | Facebook Profile | Instagram | Twitter | Amazon | BookBub | Goodreads | Website | TikTok

Text Club: Text CHARITYBOOKS to 31996 or visit https://slkt.io/CRf

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

New Release – Chaser by Charity Ferrell

★♡★ 𝐇𝐎𝐓 𝐍𝐄𝐖 𝐑𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐒𝐄 ★♡★

𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐫 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐔𝐒𝐀 𝐓𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐛𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐮𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐫 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐅𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐢𝐬 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄!! 𝐃𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐅𝐢𝐧𝐧’𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲!

#𝟏-𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐭𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲!!

BOOK BLURB

GRACE:

Things I never thought would happen:

  1. Meeting my boyfriend’s secret wife.
  2. Finding out I’m pregnant with his baby.
  3. Having my best friend tell my family he’s the father.

FINN:

Things I never thought would happen:

  1. Becoming best friends with a woman the total opposite of me.
  2. Pretending to be her baby daddy.
  3. Falling in love with her.

The more we fake it, the more we forget it’s only temporary.

If only we had known it would change everything.

GOODREADS LINK: http://bit.ly/Chaser-GR

PURCHASE LINKS

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2Qbyj7R

Amazon World: https://bit.ly/3jcSC1t

Apple: https://apple.co/3grn8Ti

B&N: https://bit.ly/3gqDhbG

Google Play: https://bit.ly/3aNPc1V

Kobo: https://bit.ly/2QbVOxF

UNIVERSAL: https://books2read.com/chaserbook

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE TWISTED FOX SERIES

#1 Stirred

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2uC3Kkz

Amazon Worldwide: https://bit.ly/2UQoi31

Apple Books: https://apple.co/32ye2ia

B&N: http://bit.ly/3aCvzZm

Google Play: https://bit.ly/2RS0XfH

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2TkRWLT

Universal: http://books2read.com/stirredbook

#2 Shaken

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2KBCze0

Amazon World: https://bit.ly/2Y2rnzb

Apple: https://apple.co/2NgJJpm

B&N: https://bit.ly/2S5Q5L8

Google Play: https://bit.ly/3gkWXO2

Kobo: https://bit.ly/2YhuR11

UNIVERSAL: https://books2read.com/shakenbook

#3 STRAIGHT UP:

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/37KwYgk

Amazon World: https://bit.ly/3eQyzn7

Apple: https://apple.co/2YVI4Lg

B&N: https://bit.ly/3dU7Pla

Google Play: https://bit.ly/311CZ7a

Kobo: https://bit.ly/3e2XL9L

UNIVERSAL: https://books2read.com/straightupbook

#5 Last Round (Pre-order, releasing August 31st)

Amazon: https://amzn.to/34StMzH

Amazon World: smarturl.it/lastroundbook

Apple: https://apple.co/2EQ9Y5x

B&N: https://bit.ly/3lKnkkz

Kobo: https://bit.ly/3bkelS0

UNIVERSAL: https://books2read.com/lastround

GIVEAWAY

To celebrate the release of Chaser, Charity Ferrell has a signed paperback up for grabs! Head to her Facebook page to enter: https://www.facebook.com/authorcharityferrell

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Read Kay’s Review: Chaser

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Charity resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. She grew up riding her bicycle to the town’s public library, and reading anything she could get her hands on. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, spending time with her family, or caving into her online shopping addiction.

AUTHOR LINKS

Facebook Group | Facebook | Facebook Profile | Instagram | Twitter | Amazon | BookBub | Goodreads | Website | TikTok

Text Club: Text CHARITYBOOKS to 31996 or visit https://slkt.io/CRf

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

Review – Chaser by Charity Ferrell

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Chaser; Twisted Fox #4 
(A standalone within a series)

Publication Date: May 18, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Friends to Lovers/Fake Relationship/Contemporary Romance

Author: Charity Ferrell

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Sigh…Big heart emoji eyes…ALL.THE.FEELS!!!

Finn and Grace are not only friends, but they are friends within a group of friends that have been coupling off for the past couple of years. It may seem like pressure , but it’s more than that, they actually do like like each other and neither of them want to mess up the dynamic of their personal friendship or the friendship within their group.

When Grace finds herself pregnant, the father is not the man she expected when she started her relationship with him. Ending things is the only way to move forward and raising her baby alone is how she’s set her mind, but when Finn finds out he proves just how he’s always been there for Grace over and over again as he steps up agreeing to be her fake baby daddy.

Just as Finn was wondering if he missed the opportunity to tell Grace exactly how he feels, who has been in front of him for years, he gets another opportunity when he gets to be her fake baby daddy. It may not be the ideal situation, or what he dreamed when it came to the two of them, but he’s not missing out again. Grace and her baby will know exactly how he feels about the both of them and he’s never letting them go.

This story is a beautiful journey between two friends who experience the joy (and hormones) of pregnancy together. Because they already cared about each other as friends for years, Finn was instantly on board to help out on a friend level. His willingness to care and help was super dreamy on a book boyfriend level. Finn pretty much pushed all of the other Twisted Fox guys out of the way and became number one by a mile!! Sorry guys, Finn is AMAZING!!

Synopsis:

GRACE:
Things I never thought would happen:
1. Meeting my boyfriend’s secret wife.
2. Finding out I’m pregnant with his baby.
3. Having my best friend tell my family he’s the father.

FINN:
Things I never thought would happen:
1. Becoming best friends with a woman the total opposite of me.
2. Pretending to be her baby daddy.
3. Falling in love with her.

The more we fake it, the more we forget it’s only temporary.
If only we had known it would change everything.

Find more of my reviews on Amazon under Kayreader
on Goodreads under Kay Daniels Romance

At Bookbub under Kayreader
or you can follow me on Facebook at Kay Daniels Romance

Cover Reveal - 2021, New Releases

Cover Reveal – 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐫 by 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐲 ð…𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐥

🥃🔥 𝙃𝙊𝙏 𝘾𝙊𝙑𝙀𝙍 & 𝘽𝙇𝙐𝙍𝘽 𝙍𝙀𝙑𝙀𝘼𝙇 🔥 🥃

𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐫 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐅𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐢𝐬 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐌𝐚𝐲 𝟏𝟖𝐭𝐡! 𝐃𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐓𝐰𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐅𝐨𝐱 𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬!

BOOK BLURB

GRACE:

Things I never thought would happen:

  1. Meeting my boyfriend’s secret wife.
  2. Finding out I’m pregnant with his baby.
  3. Having my best friend tell my family he’s the father.

FINN:

Things I never thought would happen:

  1. Becoming best friends with a woman the total opposite of me.
  2. Pretending to be her baby daddy.
  3. Falling in love with her.

The more we fake it, the more we forget it’s only temporary.

If only we had known it would change everything.

GOODREADS LINK: http://bit.ly/Chaser-GR

Cover Designer: Lori Jackson Design

Cover Photography: Lindee Robinson

#4 Chaser (Pre-order)

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2Qbyj7R

Amazon World: https://bit.ly/3jcSC1t

Apple: https://apple.co/3grn8Ti

B&N: https://bit.ly/3gqDhbG

Google Play: https://bit.ly/3aNPc1V

Kobo: https://bit.ly/2QbVOxF

UNIVERSAL: https://books2read.com/chaserbook

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE TWISTED FOX SERIES

#1 Stirred

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2uC3Kkz

Amazon Worldwide: https://bit.ly/2UQoi31

Apple Books: https://apple.co/32ye2ia

B&N: http://bit.ly/3aCvzZm

Google Play: https://bit.ly/2RS0XfH

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2TkRWLT

Universal: http://books2read.com/stirredbook

 

#2 Shaken

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2KBCze0

Amazon World: https://bit.ly/2Y2rnzb

Apple: https://apple.co/2NgJJpm

B&N: https://bit.ly/2S5Q5L8

Google Play: https://bit.ly/3gkWXO2

Kobo: https://bit.ly/2YhuR11

UNIVERSAL: https://books2read.com/shakenbook

 

#3 STRAIGHT UP:

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/37KwYgk

Amazon World: https://bit.ly/3eQyzn7

Apple: https://apple.co/2YVI4Lg

B&N: https://bit.ly/3dU7Pla

Google Play: https://bit.ly/311CZ7a

Kobo: https://bit.ly/3e2XL9L

UNIVERSAL: https://books2read.com/straightupbook

 

#5 Last Round (Pre-order, releasing August 31st)

Amazon: https://amzn.to/34StMzH

Amazon World: smarturl.it/lastroundbook

Apple: https://apple.co/2EQ9Y5x

B&N: https://bit.ly/3lKnkkz

Kobo: https://bit.ly/3bkelS0

UNIVERSAL: https://books2read.com/lastround

 

GIVEAWAY

To celebrate the cover reveal of Chaser, Charity Ferrell is giving away a Stirred paperback! Head to her Facebook page to enter: https://www.facebook.com/authorcharityferrell

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Charity resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. She grew up riding her bicycle to the town’s public library, and reading anything she could get her hands on. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, spending time with her family, or caving into her online shopping addiction.

AUTHOR LINKS

Facebook Group | Facebook | Facebook Profile | Instagram | Twitter | Amazon | BookBub | Goodreads | Website | TikTok

Text Club: Text CHARITYBOOKS to 31996 or visit https://slkt.io/CRf

Release Day/New Release, Year in Releases - 2021

New Release – Holding Onto You Anthology

Holding Onto You, a multi-author charity romance collection is now LIVE!

Love is in the air this year in these 11 full-length standalone romance novels. Whether you enjoy enemies to lovers, friends to lovers, forbidden, or second chance romance–there’s something for everyone in this collection and most importantly, happily ever afters.

 

Holding onto You, a multi-author charity romance collection is now live! 

 

Consisting of over 1800 pages and a value of more than $47 for a preorder special of $3.99, that’s a HUGE savings! Romance readers need to grab this collection while it lasts because it’s available for a very limited time.


Featuring authors:
Kennedy Fox | The Two of Us
Willow Winters | Possessive
Charity Ferrell | Just Exes
Emily Goodwin | Side Hustle
TL Smith | Kisses and Lies
Skye Warren | Escort
Piper Rayne | The Rival Roomies
Ashley Jade | Blame it on the Pain
Susan Stoker | Shielding Gillian
KD Robichaux & CC Monroe | Steal You
Carrie Ann Ryan | Breaking Without You

All proceeds are going to the Ronald McDonald House Charities, an organization that keeps families together while children are receiving medical treatments. Their mission is to create, find, and support programs that directly improve the health and well-being of children and their families. RMHC provides more than 2.5 million overnight stays each year, helping families save over $934 million in hotel and meal expenses. Visit https://www.rmhc.org for more information.

 

  Download today on Amazon, Apple Books, Google Play, Kobo, Barnes & Noble!

 

Amazon: https://amzn.to/38K3lhf

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Nook: http://bit.ly/39AQpto

Kobo: http://bit.ly/3rmn5yq

Google Play: https://bit.ly/3qjE5E7

 

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/3oTciuk


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Blog Tour - 2021, Contemporary Romance, Year in Releases - 2021, Year of Reviews - 2021

Blog Tour – Straight Up by Charity Ferrell

🥃🔥𝐇𝐎𝐓 𝐍𝐄𝐖 𝐑𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐒𝐄 🔥🥃

𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐔𝐩 𝐛𝐲 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐅𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐢𝐬 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄! 𝐃𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐬𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐓𝐰𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐅𝐨𝐱 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬!

#𝟏-𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐭𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲!

BOOK BLURB

Lincoln:

I went from a penthouse to sleeping in a prison cell.

From the VP of a million-dollar empire to a felon.

All for a crime I didn’t commit.

Now that I’m free, I vow to stay out of trouble.

The only problem? She’s trouble wrapped in a bow.

Cassidy:

My type? Bad boys.

Until my bad boy boyfriend got me arrested.

I’ve moved to a new town and sworn off relationships.

Until I meet him … my Prince Charming … fresh out of prison.

Trouble and bad boys never felt so good … until it all falls apart.

GOODREADS LINK: http://bit.ly/SU_CF_GR

PURCHASE STRAIGHT UP, Twisted Fox, #3

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/37KwYgk

Amazon World: https://bit.ly/3eQyzn7

Apple: https://apple.co/2YVI4Lg

B&N: https://bit.ly/3dU7Pla

Google Play: https://bit.ly/311CZ7a

Kobo: https://bit.ly/3e2XL9L

UNIVERSAL: https://books2read.com/straightupbook

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE TWISTED FOX SERIES

#1 Stirred

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2uC3Kkz

Amazon Worldwide: https://bit.ly/2UQoi31

Apple Books: https://apple.co/32ye2ia

B&N: http://bit.ly/3aCvzZm

Google Play: https://bit.ly/2RS0XfH

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2TkRWLT

Audible: https://adbl.co/2V86116

Audible UK: https://adbl.co/2A1FZW0

Audible FR: https://bit.ly/2V7Br7x

Audible DE: https://adbl.co/3eEM5e5

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3dq5r51

Universal: http://books2read.com/stirredbook

#2 Shaken

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2KBCze0

Amazon World: https://bit.ly/2Y2rnzb

Apple: https://apple.co/2NgJJpm

B&N: https://bit.ly/2S5Q5L8

Google Play: https://bit.ly/3gkWXO2

Kobo: https://bit.ly/2YhuR11

UNIVERSAL: https://books2read.com/shakenbook

#4 Chaser

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2Qbyj7R

Amazon World: https://bit.ly/3jcSC1t

Apple: https://apple.co/3grn8Ti

B&N: https://bit.ly/3gqDhbG

Google Play: https://bit.ly/3aNPc1V

Kobo: https://bit.ly/2QbVOxF

UNIVERSAL: https://books2read.com/chaserbook

#5 Last Round

Amazon: https://amzn.to/34StMzH

Amazon World: smarturl.it/lastroundbook

Apple: https://apple.co/2EQ9Y5x

B&N: https://bit.ly/3lKnkkz

Kobo: https://bit.ly/3bkelS0

UNIVERSAL: https://books2read.com/lastround

GIVEAWAY

To celebrate the release of Straight Up, Charity Ferrell has a series giveaway up for grabs! Head to her Facebook page to enter: https://www.facebook.com/authorcharityferrell

Read Kay’s Review: Straight Up

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Charity resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. She grew up riding her bicycle to the town’s public library, and reading anything she could get her hands on. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, spending time with her family, or caving into her online shopping addiction.

AUTHOR LINKS

Facebook Group | Facebook Page | Facebook Profile | Instagram | Twitter | Amazon | Bookbub | Goodreads | Website

Text Club: Text CHARITYBOOKS to 31996 or visit https://slkt.io/CRf

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

New Release – Straight Up by Charity Ferrell

🥃🔥𝐇𝐎𝐓 𝐍𝐄𝐖 𝐑𝐄𝐋𝐄𝐀𝐒𝐄 🔥🥃

𝐒𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐔𝐩 𝐛𝐲 𝐂𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐅𝐞𝐫𝐫𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐢𝐬 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄! 𝐃𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐚𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐬𝐦𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐨𝐰𝐧 𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐓𝐰𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐅𝐨𝐱 𝐒𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬!

#𝟏-𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐭𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲!

BOOK BLURB

Lincoln:

I went from a penthouse to sleeping in a prison cell.

From the VP of a million-dollar empire to a felon.

All for a crime I didn’t commit.

Now that I’m free, I vow to stay out of trouble.

The only problem? She’s trouble wrapped in a bow.

 

Cassidy:

My type? Bad boys.

Until my bad boy boyfriend got me arrested.

I’ve moved to a new town and sworn off relationships.

Until I meet him … my Prince Charming … fresh out of prison.

Trouble and bad boys never felt so good … until it all falls apart.

GOODREADS LINK: http://bit.ly/SU_CF_GR

 

PURCHASE STRAIGHT UP, Twisted Fox, #3

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/37KwYgk

Amazon World: https://bit.ly/3eQyzn7

Apple: https://apple.co/2YVI4Lg

B&N: https://bit.ly/3dU7Pla

Google Play: https://bit.ly/311CZ7a

Kobo: https://bit.ly/3e2XL9L

UNIVERSAL: https://books2read.com/straightupbook

ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE TWISTED FOX SERIES

#1 Stirred

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2uC3Kkz

Amazon Worldwide: https://bit.ly/2UQoi31

Apple Books: https://apple.co/32ye2ia

B&N: http://bit.ly/3aCvzZm

Google Play: https://bit.ly/2RS0XfH

Kobo: http://bit.ly/2TkRWLT

 

Audible: https://adbl.co/2V86116

Audible UK: https://adbl.co/2A1FZW0

Audible FR: https://bit.ly/2V7Br7x

Audible DE: https://adbl.co/3eEM5e5

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3dq5r51

Universal: http://books2read.com/stirredbook

#2 Shaken

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2KBCze0

Amazon World: https://bit.ly/2Y2rnzb

Apple: https://apple.co/2NgJJpm

B&N: https://bit.ly/2S5Q5L8

Google Play: https://bit.ly/3gkWXO2

Kobo: https://bit.ly/2YhuR11

UNIVERSAL: https://books2read.com/shakenbook

#4 Chaser

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/2Qbyj7R

Amazon World: https://bit.ly/3jcSC1t

Apple: https://apple.co/3grn8Ti

B&N: https://bit.ly/3gqDhbG

Google Play: https://bit.ly/3aNPc1V

Kobo: https://bit.ly/2QbVOxF

UNIVERSAL: https://books2read.com/chaserbook

#5 Last Round

Amazon: https://amzn.to/34StMzH

Amazon World: smarturl.it/lastroundbook

Apple: https://apple.co/2EQ9Y5x

B&N: https://bit.ly/3lKnkkz

Kobo: https://bit.ly/3bkelS0

UNIVERSAL: https://books2read.com/lastround

GIVEAWAY

To celebrate the release of Straight Up, Charity Ferrell has a series giveaway up for grabs! Head to her Facebook page to enter: https://www.facebook.com/authorcharityferrell

Read Kay’s Review: Straight Up

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Charity resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. She grew up riding her bicycle to the town’s public library, and reading anything she could get her hands on. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, spending time with her family, or caving into her online shopping addiction.

AUTHOR LINKS

Facebook Group | Facebook Page | Facebook Profile | Instagram | Twitter | Amazon | Bookbub | Goodreads | Website

Text Club: Text CHARITYBOOKS to 31996 or visit https://slkt.io/CRf

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

Review – Straight Up by Charity Ferrell

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Straight Up; Twisted Fox #3 
(An interconnected standalone within a series)

Publication Date: February 2, 2021

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Author: Charity Ferrell

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Straight Up proves why I fell in love with Charity Ferrell. It is so well written with all of the sprinklings to a perfect recipe that makes an absolutely delicious story!

Pulled in from the very first page, I was smitten with both Lincoln and Cassidy through the entire story. They were delightful in their back and forth banter, their honesty with one another and their redemptive background stories.

Both Lincoln and Cassidy have tender underbellies given their sullied histories, but the fact that they both have a black mark on their background actually makes them more understanding than most people in their given situations.

Lincoln has been to prison, white collar prison, but prison nonetheless, technically for crimes he didn’t commit, but he did help his father in not reporting the crimes he was committing. So while Lincoln wasn’t actually the one committing the crime, he was loyal to the very end when he was arrested for actually aiding and abetting. One thing you will find out about Lincoln is he is loyal, basically to a fault. That is rare and I loved that about him.

Cassidy trusted the wrong person because she too has a very open heart, sparkling personality, and loyal to everyone. That landed her in jail which changed the trajectory of her future, but it did land her at Twisted Fox and in front of the man who stole her heart, Lincoln.

I love both Lincoln and Cassidy equally and was giggling throughout the entire book. They both use sarcasm and laughter as a defense mechanism to evade hard questions which means they come across as easy-go-lucky. Their personalities aren’t the only thing they have in common as they lower their guards and really get to know one another. Their backgrounds, their original aspirations to be more, and so and so forth. The more layers they peel back and discover the more there is to like.

Like all Ferrell books, there comes a point where angst comes rolling in and the trouble that has been brewing might be something that neither of them can afford, especially with their pasts. I love that Charity brings real world problems into her books while still making me feel safe and cozy in her fiction world. So far, Straight Up is my favorite book in this series so many reasons.

Image may contain: 6 people, text that says 'New town. I've sworn off relationships. Until him.... my prince charming fresh out of prison Preorder Today! kobo Sraght Sranghtup FERRELL CHARITY FERRE CHARITY'

Synopsis:

Lincoln:
I went from a penthouse to sleeping in a prison cell.
From the VP of a million-dollar empire to a felon.
All for a crime I didn’t commit.
Now that I’m free, I vow to stay out of trouble.
The only problem? She’s trouble wrapped in a bow.

Cassidy:
My type? Bad boys.
Until my bad boy boyfriend got me arrested.
I’ve moved to a new town and sworn off relationships.
Until I meet him … my Prince Charming … fresh out of prison.

Trouble and bad boys never felt so good … until it all falls apart.

Image may contain: 3 people, text that says 'Twisted Fox Series WISTEDFOXSERIES coming soon... Chaser Stirred CHARITY FERREL coming soon... Shaken CHARIT CHARITYFERREL RRELL AVAILABLE NOW AVAILABLE NOW Round CHARITY FERREL Sraughtup CHARIT FERRELL COMING 2/2/21 PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE CHARITY FERRELL COMING 5/18/21 PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE COMING 8/31/21 PRE-ORDER AVAILABLE'

STIRRED:
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SHAKEN:
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STRAIGHT UP: COMING FEBRUARY 2
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The Twisted Fox series is interconnected to the Blue Beech series. While it is not necessary to read this series to fully enjoy the Twisted Fox series, you might enjoy it more while characters from Blue Beech pop in and say hello. 

𝖡𝗂𝗇𝗀𝖾 𝗋𝖾𝖺𝖽 𝗍𝗁𝖾 𝗌𝖾𝗋𝗂𝖾𝗌 𝗍𝗈𝖽𝖺𝗒!
Just A Fling
Just One Night
Just Neighbors
Just Roommates

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Cover Reveal – STRAIGHT UP by Charity Ferrell

🥃🔥𝑯𝑶𝑻 𝑪𝑶𝑽𝑬𝑹 & 𝑩𝑳𝑼𝑹𝑩 𝑹𝑬𝑽𝑬𝑨𝑳 🔥🥃

𝑺𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒊𝒈𝒉𝒕 𝑼𝒑 𝒇𝒓𝒐𝒎 𝑪𝒉𝒂𝒓𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝑭𝒆𝒓𝒓𝒆𝒍𝒍 𝒊𝒔 𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝑭𝒆𝒃𝒓𝒖𝒂𝒓𝒚 4𝒕𝒉! 𝑫𝒐𝒏’𝒕 𝒎𝒊𝒔𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒊𝒔 𝒔𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒂𝒍𝒐𝒏𝒆 𝒔𝒎𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒕𝒐𝒘𝒏 𝒓𝒐𝒎𝒂𝒏𝒄𝒆 𝒊𝒏 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑻𝒘𝒊𝒔𝒕𝒆𝒅 𝑭𝒐𝒙 𝑺𝒆𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒔.

𝑷𝒓𝒆-𝒐𝒓𝒅𝒆𝒓 𝒕𝒐𝒅𝒂𝒚!

BOOK BLURB

Lincoln:

I went from a penthouse to sleeping in a prison cell.

From the VP of a million-dollar empire to a felon.

All for a crime I didn’t commit.

Now that I’m free, I vow to stay out of trouble.

The only problem? She’s trouble wrapped in a bow.

Cassidy:

My type? Bad boys.

Until my bad boy boyfriend got me arrested.

I’ve moved to a new town and sworn off relationships.

Until I meet him … my Prince Charming … fresh out of prison.

Trouble and bad boys never felt so good … until it all falls apart.

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To celebrate the cover reveal of Straight Up, Charity Ferrell is giving away a $25 Amazon gift card! Head to her Facebook page to enter: https://www.facebook.com/authorcharityferrell

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Charity resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. She grew up riding her bicycle to the town’s public library, and reading anything she could get her hands on. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, spending time with her family, or caving into her online shopping addiction.

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Blog Tour 2020, Contemporary Romance, New Releases, Year of Reviews - 2020

Blog Tour – Shaken by Charity Ferrell

🔥🔥 HOT NEW RELEASE 🔥🔥

Shaken from Charity Ferrell is LIVE! You don’t want to miss this enemies to lovers, brother’s best friend romance. #One-click today!

BOOK BLURB

A see yourself out note isn’t how you want to celebrate the morning after your first one- night stand.

 

The first time I meet Archer Callahan is when I block him in a parking spot.

The second is a fender bender.

The third is at a bar, drinking away our problems, and finding our way to his bed.

 

I never expected to see him again.

That changes when a month later, he’s introduced as my brother’s new business partner.

In need of a job, I’m hired at their bar, much to Archer’s dismay.

 

We hate each other.

We’re off limits.

But every time we’re together, flashbacks of that night shake through us.

We push, we pull, until one of us breaks.

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ReviewRead Kay’s Review: Shaken

 

 

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To celebrate the release of Shaken, Charity Ferrell is giving away a $25 Amazon gift card on both Facebook and Instagram!

Head to her Facebook page to enter: https://www.facebook.com/authorcharityferrell

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ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE TWISTED FOX SERIES

#1 Stirred

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Charity resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. She grew up riding her bicycle to the town’s public library, and reading anything she could get her hands on. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, spending time with her family, or caving into her online shopping addiction.

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Contemporary Romance, Release Day/New Release, Year in Releases - 2020, Year of Reviews - 2020

New Release – Shaken by Charity Ferrell

🔥🔥 HOT NEW RELEASE 🔥🔥

Shaken from Charity Ferrell is LIVE! You don’t want to miss this enemies to lovers, brother’s best friend romance. #One-click today!

BOOK BLURB

A see yourself out note isn’t how you want to celebrate the morning after your first one- night stand.

 

The first time I meet Archer Callahan is when I block him in a parking spot.

The second is a fender bender.

The third is at a bar, drinking away our problems, and finding our way to his bed.

 

I never expected to see him again.

That changes when a month later, he’s introduced as my brother’s new business partner.

In need of a job, I’m hired at their bar, much to Archer’s dismay.

 

We hate each other.

We’re off limits.

But every time we’re together, flashbacks of that night shake through us.

We push, we pull, until one of us breaks.

GOODREADS LINK: https://bit.ly/Shaken_GR

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ReviewRead Kay’s Review: Shaken

 

 

 

GIVEAWAY

To celebrate the release of Shaken, Charity Ferrell is giving away a $25 Amazon gift card on both Facebook and Instagram!

Head to her Facebook page to enter: https://www.facebook.com/authorcharityferrell

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ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE TWISTED FOX SERIES

#1 Stirred

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Charity resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. She grew up riding her bicycle to the town’s public library, and reading anything she could get her hands on. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, spending time with her family, or caving into her online shopping addiction.

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Kay's Review
Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, Year of Reviews - 2020

Review – Shaken by Charity Ferrell

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Shaken; Twisted Fox #2
(A standalone within a series)

by: Charity Ferrell

Review Rating:

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Has a relationship shaken you to your very core? Has meeting someone shaken you to your soul? Do you know you should walk away, but you know you can’t? Shaken is a story filled with these very questions.

Shaken is more than an enemies to lovers romance. This is a story about two people destined to be together, but fight against every obstacle and emotion in their way to actually be together. No matter how many signs say they should be together, both Archer and Georgia ignore them, turn away from them, or blatantly refuse to read them. Stubborn to the core, these two lovers butt heads until the very end, but sizzle off the page while they do it.

Archer’s life is a mess. The only way he holds himself together is by keeping people out of it. A beautiful tornado like Georgia is exactly what he doesn’t need showing up in his life, but he can’t seem to escape the bright ray of sunshine that always lights up his dark mood.

He carries a ton of guilt upon his shoulders and with this burdon he sees himself as truly having no future with anyone by his side. His dark mood isn’t Georgia specific, it just gets wrapped up in her as time ventures on.

Georgia didn’t exactly grow up in ideal circumstances, but that doesn’t mean she lives a glum life. She shines a bright light everywhere she goes and grouchy Archer doesn’t seem to appreciate it. Working together doesn’t dampen her spirit, but sometimes she wonders how much longer she can keep pulling him back from the demons he carries.

Georgia is so full of life, the complete opposite of Archer. Perhaps it’s why they seek one another out. Georgia has so much to give and his darkness needs her light. This is a story that is filled with a lot of passion and a lot of emotion.

Shaken is a story you can read as a standalone, but it does interweave through the same timeline of Stirred, so if you’ve read the previous book it’s fun to see how those two books intersect, but it’s not necessary if this is your first time visiting the Twisted Fox world. You will love this as it’s completely own story focused on Archer and Georgia. A wonderful addition to this world.

Synopsis:

A see yourself out note isn’t how you want to celebrate the morning after your first one- night stand.
The first time I meet Archer Callahan is when I block him in a parking spot.
The second is a fender bender.
The third is at a bar, drinking away our problems, and finding our way to his bed.
I never expected to see him again.
That changes when a month later, he’s introduced as my brother’s new business partner.
In need of a job, I’m hired at their bar, much to Archer’s dismay.
We hate each other.
We’re off limits.
But every time we’re together, flashbacks of that night shake through us.
We push, we pull, until one of us breaks.

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Cover Reveal, New Releases

Cover Reveal – Shaken by Charity Ferrell

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Shaken from Charity Ferrell is coming September 22nd! You don’t want to miss this enemies to lovers, brother’s best friend romance. Pre-order today!

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Cover Designer: Lori Jackson Design

Cover Photography: Regina Wamba

 

BOOK BLURB

A see yourself out note isn’t how you want to celebrate the morning after your first one- night stand.

 

The first time I meet Archer Callahan is when I block him in a parking spot.

The second is a fender bender.

The third is at a bar, drinking away our problems, and finding our way to his bed.

 

I never expected to see him again.

That changes when a month later, he’s introduced as my brother’s new business partner.

In need of a job, I’m hired at their bar, much to Archer’s dismay.

 

We hate each other.

We’re off limits.

But every time we’re together, flashbacks of that night shake through us.

We push, we pull, until one of us breaks.

 

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ALSO AVAILABLE IN THE TWISTED FOX SERIES

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GIVEAWAY

To celebrate the cover reveal of Shaken, Charity Ferrell is giving away a $25 Amazon gift card! Head to her Facebook page to enter: https://www.facebook.com/authorcharityferrell

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Charity resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. She grew up riding her bicycle to the town’s public library, and reading anything she could get her hands on. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, spending time with her family, or caving into her online shopping addiction.

AUTHOR LINKS

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/146574179377161

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/authorcharityferrell

Facebook Profile: https://www.facebook.com/charity.ferrell

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Blog Tour – Stirred by Charity Ferrell

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Stirred from Charity Ferrell is LIVE! You don’t want to miss this angsty single dad romance that will take you on an emotional roller coaster. Prepare to laugh one minute and then want to throw your kindle the next! #One-click today!

BOOK BLURB

𝐼 𝑑𝑜𝑛’𝑡 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡 ℎ𝑖𝑚.

𝐼 𝑐𝑎𝑛’𝑡 𝑑𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠.

That’s what my ex said after our son was born, leaving me a single dad.

These days, my world consists of two things: Noah and my bar.

Until her—the woman I want —but can never have.

My ex’s sister wasn’t supposed to be stirred into the mix.

Even though I try to push her away, my son falls in love with her.

As much as I want to keep my distance, I can’t break his heart.

Lines become blurred, and fighting our attraction becomes nearly impossible.

Even though we know it’s wrong, desire doesn’t always fade away.

As soon as we cross that line, nothing will be the same and everything will fall apart.

𝐴𝑛𝑑 𝑖𝑡 𝑑𝑜𝑒𝑠.

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Review

Read Kay’s Review: Stirred

 

 

 

EXCERPT

Copyright © 2020 by Charity Ferrell

All rights reserved.

Chapter One

Jamie Five Years Later

Nine hours down.

Three to go. Three hours until I can go home, finish that box of Thin Mints I shouldn’t have bought, and binge-watch a show on Netflix.

Netflix and cookies. Netflix and single. Netflix and story of my life. “Tell me he finally agreed?” Lauren, our charge nurse, asks—referring to the appendicitis patient who’s been refusing an appendectomy all night.

I nod. “After his wife promised to buy him a new TV.” She scoffs. “I’d love to say someone being bribed to have life-saving surgery is a shocker, but after working in the ER for so long, I’m not easily shooketh.”

“Tell me about it.” I glance around the emergency room. “What’s next for me?” It’s been a slow night at Anchor Ridge Memorial Hospital, and as much as that’s a good thing, it can get boring.

She points down the hall. “Exam room three. Five-year-old with a fever.” Her tone turns bubbly as she wiggles her shoulders. “Dad is super hot, by the way.”

I shake my head and tap my knuckles against the triage desk. “I’ll let you know if I need anything.” “Ask him for his number,” she half-whispers with a thumbs-up. I roll my eyes and dismissively wave my hand. “Absolutely not.” “All work and no play makes Jamie a grumpy doctor.” “Yeah, yeah, yeah.” I spin on my heel and walk to the room. The door is cracked, and I knock, snatching a pair of latex gloves on my way in. “Hello, I’m Dr.—” I stop, stumble back two steps, and cover my mouth with my hand. Holy crap. My body tenses, and as soon as my gaze meets his, his jaw flexes.

I struggle for words as anger and disgust line his face. Words I’d planned if this moment ever happened. Unfortunately, those words become a scared bitch and run away. “Cohen,” is all I manage in a whisper. He stands tall from his chair, his narrowed eyes pinned to me, and moves to the side of the bed, blocking my view of the patient.

Lauren’s words hit me. “Five-year-old …” My attention slides from Sir Pissed Off, and I shift to the left. “Oh my God,” I whisper, gaping at the little boy in the bed. A little boy whose eyes are sleepy and nose is red and irritated. Those sleepy eyes, a walnut-brown with a slight slant, match his father’s. The same with his thick ash-brown hair. But the dimple in his chin and heart-shaped face match hers. “Is this …?” My hand shakes when I point at him. It’s a dumb question. Even if he says no, he’ll be a liar. “What are you doing here?” he repeats, his tone harsh. If I wasn’t at a loss for words, my smart-ass self would throw out something along the lines of, What do you think, dumbass? I’m sporting a doctor’s jacket with my name embroidered on it.

But I don’t. Because I can’t. It’s a challenge, wrapping my head around them being here, let alone dragging out my sarcasm. “I’m your doctor,” I finally say before signaling to the boy. “I’m his doctor.” Sound cool. Confident. You’re the fucking professional here, Jamie. “We want a different doctor,” he hisses, his voice low enough so only I can hear. “I’m the only doctor on shift tonight.” I’m speaking to Cohen, but the boy holds my interest. He’s watching this exchange, his eyes pinging back and forth between his father and me with curiosity on his tired face.

“We’ll go to another hospital then.” “Why, Dad?” the boy whines, sniffling. “I don’t feel good, and what if I puke in the car?” “I want another doctor.” His broad shoulders draw back. He raises a brow when I hold up a finger, turn, and scurry out of the room. I rush over to Lauren. “Can you watch the boy in three for a minute? I need to talk to his father privately.”

She peeks up at me from her computer and tilts her head to the side. “Yeah … sure.” Cohen is pacing the room when we walk in. “A word,” I say, jerking my head toward the doorway. Cohen’s attention darts to the boy, and he delivers a gentle smile. “I’ll be right back, buddy.” He gives him a quick peck on the head and swings his arm toward the door, his eyes cold. “After you, Your Highness.”

Lauren throws me a curious glance when he walks past her, and I shrug as if this isn’t about to be awkward city up in here.

As we leave, I hear Lauren asking the boy what his favorite cartoon is. Cohen keeps his distance while I lead us into a private room, the one reserved for breaking bad news to families.

I speak as soon as I shut the door., “Cohen—”

Too bad he doesn’t let me get more than his name out. Rude. His deep-set eyes level on me. “This is a conflict of interest, Jamie. The nurse can help us. We don’t need you.”

“We don’t need you.” The memories of the last time he said those words to me smack into me like a headache. It was the last time I saw him. The last time he looked at me with the same resentment. Either he doesn’t realize how hard his insult hit me or he doesn’t care. I snort, anger biting at me. “What do you think I’m going to do, huh? Kidnap him?” “Considering who you’re related to, who knows?” “Wow.” I clench my fists to hold myself back from smacking him in the face since his words are like a slap in mine. “You have some nerve.”

It’d make for some bad headlines if a doctor slapped a patient’s father. There’s no apology on his face when he holds up his hands. “Just saying it how I see it.” “Then allow me to say it how I see it.” I thrust my finger toward the door. “You have a sick son in there, and it’s my job to treat him. Don’t like it? I don’t give a shit.” I shove past him, stalk out of the room, and don’t check to see if he’s following me.

“Everything okay?” Lauren asks, her eyes glancing over my shoulder, and I realize Cohen is behind me, still keeping his distance.

“Peachy,” I chirp before approaching the bed and smiling down at the boy. “What’s your name, honey?”

“Noah,” he croaks. Even though I was sure it was him, my head spins at his confirmation. I tenderly squeeze his arm, and my tone turns cheerful. “Hi, Noah. I’m Dr. Gentry. Can I ask some questions about how you’re feeling?”

He nods. Cohen stalks to the other side of the bed, his eyes on me, and Lauren migrates to the corner, her nosy ass interested in this shitshow.

“He has a fever,” Cohen tells me, his tone softer. “For how long?” He scratches his scruffy cheek. “Over twenty-four hours.” “Appetite?” He shakes his head. “Not even sugar. I can hardly get him to drink, and he has no energy, which is very rare for him.”

“Cough?” “Yes.” His jerk attitude settles while we turn our attention to Noah. I ask question after question as I take his temperature and go through all the motions.

“Symptoms tell me it’s the flu,” I say, removing my gloves and tossing them into the trash. “We’ll do a test, and I also want to run some blood work to make sure we’re not missing anything.”

Cohen nods. “Thank you.” I smile at Noah. “We’ll get you back to feeling good in no time.” I give Lauren, who’s gathering supplies for the test, a head nod and leave the room.

I‘ll definitely be pairing wine with those Thin Mints tonight. Lauren comes scurrying into the doctors’ lounge ten minutes later. “Whoa, what was that about? Dude was super nice to me but acted as if you’d pissed in his Cheerios.”

Here goes.

A chill sweeps up my neck. “That’s my sister’s ex … and her son … the ones she left.” “Oh, Jerry Springer.”

 

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Charity resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. She grew up riding her bicycle to the town’s public library, and reading anything she could get her hands on. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, spending time with her family, or caving into her online shopping addiction.

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New Release – Stirred by Charity Ferrell

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𝐼 𝑑𝑜𝑛’𝑡 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡 ℎ𝑖𝑚.

𝐼 𝑐𝑎𝑛’𝑡 𝑑𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠.

That’s what my ex said after our son was born, leaving me a single dad.

These days, my world consists of two things: Noah and my bar.

Until her—the woman I want —but can never have.

My ex’s sister wasn’t supposed to be stirred into the mix.

Even though I try to push her away, my son falls in love with her.

As much as I want to keep my distance, I can’t break his heart.

Lines become blurred, and fighting our attraction becomes nearly impossible.

Even though we know it’s wrong, desire doesn’t always fade away.

As soon as we cross that line, nothing will be the same and everything will fall apart.

𝐴𝑛𝑑 𝑖𝑡 𝑑𝑜𝑒𝑠.

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EXCERPT

Copyright © 2020 by Charity Ferrell

All rights reserved.

Chapter One

Jamie Five Years Later

Nine hours down.

Three to go. Three hours until I can go home, finish that box of Thin Mints I shouldn’t have bought, and binge-watch a show on Netflix.

Netflix and cookies. Netflix and single. Netflix and story of my life. “Tell me he finally agreed?” Lauren, our charge nurse, asks—referring to the appendicitis patient who’s been refusing an appendectomy all night.

I nod. “After his wife promised to buy him a new TV.” She scoffs. “I’d love to say someone being bribed to have life-saving surgery is a shocker, but after working in the ER for so long, I’m not easily shooketh.”

“Tell me about it.” I glance around the emergency room. “What’s next for me?” It’s been a slow night at Anchor Ridge Memorial Hospital, and as much as that’s a good thing, it can get boring.

She points down the hall. “Exam room three. Five-year-old with a fever.” Her tone turns bubbly as she wiggles her shoulders. “Dad is super hot, by the way.”

I shake my head and tap my knuckles against the triage desk. “I’ll let you know if I need anything.” “Ask him for his number,” she half-whispers with a thumbs-up. I roll my eyes and dismissively wave my hand. “Absolutely not.” “All work and no play makes Jamie a grumpy doctor.” “Yeah, yeah, yeah.” I spin on my heel and walk to the room. The door is cracked, and I knock, snatching a pair of latex gloves on my way in. “Hello, I’m Dr.—” I stop, stumble back two steps, and cover my mouth with my hand. Holy crap. My body tenses, and as soon as my gaze meets his, his jaw flexes.

I struggle for words as anger and disgust line his face. Words I’d planned if this moment ever happened. Unfortunately, those words become a scared bitch and run away. “Cohen,” is all I manage in a whisper. He stands tall from his chair, his narrowed eyes pinned to me, and moves to the side of the bed, blocking my view of the patient.

Lauren’s words hit me. “Five-year-old …” My attention slides from Sir Pissed Off, and I shift to the left. “Oh my God,” I whisper, gaping at the little boy in the bed. A little boy whose eyes are sleepy and nose is red and irritated. Those sleepy eyes, a walnut-brown with a slight slant, match his father’s. The same with his thick ash-brown hair. But the dimple in his chin and heart-shaped face match hers. “Is this …?” My hand shakes when I point at him. It’s a dumb question. Even if he says no, he’ll be a liar. “What are you doing here?” he repeats, his tone harsh. If I wasn’t at a loss for words, my smart-ass self would throw out something along the lines of, What do you think, dumbass? I’m sporting a doctor’s jacket with my name embroidered on it.

But I don’t. Because I can’t. It’s a challenge, wrapping my head around them being here, let alone dragging out my sarcasm. “I’m your doctor,” I finally say before signaling to the boy. “I’m his doctor.” Sound cool. Confident. You’re the fucking professional here, Jamie. “We want a different doctor,” he hisses, his voice low enough so only I can hear. “I’m the only doctor on shift tonight.” I’m speaking to Cohen, but the boy holds my interest. He’s watching this exchange, his eyes pinging back and forth between his father and me with curiosity on his tired face.

“We’ll go to another hospital then.” “Why, Dad?” the boy whines, sniffling. “I don’t feel good, and what if I puke in the car?” “I want another doctor.” His broad shoulders draw back. He raises a brow when I hold up a finger, turn, and scurry out of the room. I rush over to Lauren. “Can you watch the boy in three for a minute? I need to talk to his father privately.”

She peeks up at me from her computer and tilts her head to the side. “Yeah … sure.” Cohen is pacing the room when we walk in. “A word,” I say, jerking my head toward the doorway. Cohen’s attention darts to the boy, and he delivers a gentle smile. “I’ll be right back, buddy.” He gives him a quick peck on the head and swings his arm toward the door, his eyes cold. “After you, Your Highness.”

Lauren throws me a curious glance when he walks past her, and I shrug as if this isn’t about to be awkward city up in here.

As we leave, I hear Lauren asking the boy what his favorite cartoon is. Cohen keeps his distance while I lead us into a private room, the one reserved for breaking bad news to families.

I speak as soon as I shut the door., “Cohen—”

Too bad he doesn’t let me get more than his name out. Rude. His deep-set eyes level on me. “This is a conflict of interest, Jamie. The nurse can help us. We don’t need you.”

“We don’t need you.” The memories of the last time he said those words to me smack into me like a headache. It was the last time I saw him. The last time he looked at me with the same resentment. Either he doesn’t realize how hard his insult hit me or he doesn’t care. I snort, anger biting at me. “What do you think I’m going to do, huh? Kidnap him?” “Considering who you’re related to, who knows?” “Wow.” I clench my fists to hold myself back from smacking him in the face since his words are like a slap in mine. “You have some nerve.”

It’d make for some bad headlines if a doctor slapped a patient’s father. There’s no apology on his face when he holds up his hands. “Just saying it how I see it.” “Then allow me to say it how I see it.” I thrust my finger toward the door. “You have a sick son in there, and it’s my job to treat him. Don’t like it? I don’t give a shit.” I shove past him, stalk out of the room, and don’t check to see if he’s following me.

“Everything okay?” Lauren asks, her eyes glancing over my shoulder, and I realize Cohen is behind me, still keeping his distance.

“Peachy,” I chirp before approaching the bed and smiling down at the boy. “What’s your name, honey?”

“Noah,” he croaks. Even though I was sure it was him, my head spins at his confirmation. I tenderly squeeze his arm, and my tone turns cheerful. “Hi, Noah. I’m Dr. Gentry. Can I ask some questions about how you’re feeling?”

He nods. Cohen stalks to the other side of the bed, his eyes on me, and Lauren migrates to the corner, her nosy ass interested in this shitshow.

“He has a fever,” Cohen tells me, his tone softer. “For how long?” He scratches his scruffy cheek. “Over twenty-four hours.” “Appetite?” He shakes his head. “Not even sugar. I can hardly get him to drink, and he has no energy, which is very rare for him.”

“Cough?” “Yes.” His jerk attitude settles while we turn our attention to Noah. I ask question after question as I take his temperature and go through all the motions.

“Symptoms tell me it’s the flu,” I say, removing my gloves and tossing them into the trash. “We’ll do a test, and I also want to run some blood work to make sure we’re not missing anything.”

Cohen nods. “Thank you.” I smile at Noah. “We’ll get you back to feeling good in no time.” I give Lauren, who’s gathering supplies for the test, a head nod and leave the room.

I‘ll definitely be pairing wine with those Thin Mints tonight. Lauren comes scurrying into the doctors’ lounge ten minutes later. “Whoa, what was that about? Dude was super nice to me but acted as if you’d pissed in his Cheerios.”

Here goes.

A chill sweeps up my neck. “That’s my sister’s ex … and her son … the ones she left.” “Oh, Jerry Springer.”

 

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Charity resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. She grew up riding her bicycle to the town’s public library, and reading anything she could get her hands on. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, spending time with her family, or caving into her online shopping addiction.

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Review – Stirred by Charity Ferrell

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Stirred; Twisted Fox #1 
(A standalone within a series)

by: Charity Ferrell

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Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Charity Ferrell stirs up all the feels in this amazing new book! Right out of the gate with the new Twisted Fox series we get humor, tears, angsty feels and forbidden love. Ferrell never disappoints which is why she’s a one chick author for me.

Stirred introduces us to a new cast of characters, just about twenty miles down the road from Blue Beech, so if you’ve read Charity’s previous books you might recognize some of your favorite characters popping in, but know that Twisted Fox is a new world with lots of people to meet and fall in love with.

In Stirred we meet Jamie, Cohen, and Cohen’s son Noah, they are a package deal and I dare you not to fall in love with the adorableness that is wrapped up in the five year old little boy. Strangely enough, Noah also happens to be Jamie’s nephew and here is where we get into the forbiddenness of Cohen and Jamie’s romance.

Cohen dated Jamie’s sister, Heather, all the way through school, but right after birth, she wanted nothing to do with her son and gave up all rights to Noah. With his son now as his singular focus, Cohan cuts all ties to Heather and her family, which included Jamie. He doesn’t have time to worry about anything else, especially an ex who doesn’t want anything to do with the person who means the world to him.

Jamie hasn’t seen Cohen or Noah for five years, that is until they end up in her ER department. Shocked is an understatement when she first sees them, but wanting to reconnect with her nephew is paramount and the crush she used to have on Cohen hasn’t diminished in the least, but she’ll take knowing Noah above all else.

As much as Cohan wants to continue to keep Jamie out of their lives, he eventually concedes and Noah instantly takes to her. As much as he tries to stay away and give Jamie time with his son, he eventually is drawn to Jamie too, and Cohen can’t help his growing attraction, but they both realize crossing lines could be detrimental if things go bad. It wouldn’t be just their hearts on the line, but Noah’s too and breaking his heart may be a line they aren’t willing to cross.

This is such an amazing start to a new series that will really touch you and pull at all your heartstrings.

Synopsis:

I don’t want him.
I can’t do this.
That’s what my ex said after our son was born, leaving me a single dad.

These days, my world consists of two things: Noah and my bar.
Until her—the woman I want —but can never have.
My ex’s sister wasn’t supposed to be stirred into the mix.

Even though I try to push her away, my son falls in love with her.
As much as I want to keep my distance, I can’t break his heart.

Lines become blurred, and fighting our attraction becomes nearly impossible.
Even though we know it’s wrong, desire doesn’t always fade away.
As soon as we cross that line, nothing will be the same and everything will fall apart.
And it does.

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𝐼 𝑑𝑜𝑛’𝑡 𝑤𝑎𝑛𝑡 ℎ𝑖𝑚.

𝐼 𝑐𝑎𝑛’𝑡 𝑑𝑜 𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑠.

That’s what my ex said after our son was born, leaving me a single dad.

 

These days, my world consists of two things: Noah and my bar.

Until her—the woman I want —but can never have.

My ex’s sister wasn’t supposed to be stirred into the mix.

 

Even though I try to push her away, my son falls in love with her.

As much as I want to keep my distance, I can’t break his heart.

 

Lines become blurred, and fighting our attraction becomes nearly impossible.

Even though we know it’s wrong, desire doesn’t always fade away.

As soon as we cross that line, nothing will be the same and everything will fall apart.

 

𝐴𝑛𝑑 𝑖𝑡 𝑑𝑜𝑒𝑠.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Charity resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. She grew up riding her bicycle to the town’s public library, and reading anything she could get her hands on. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, spending time with her family, or caving into her online shopping addiction.

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Release Boost – Just Friends by Charity Ferrell

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Someone should have warned me about falling in love with my best friend.

Carolina

Little did I know when Rex came to my locker attempting to bribe me, that he’d turn into my everything.

We’d become best friends. I’d steal his heart. He’d steal mine.

Nothing has changed in the years of our friendship.

Not our connection, not our feelings, or that we still hold each other’s hearts.

But his heart isn’t the only thing I’ve kept.

The secret I’m hiding could shatter the only man I’ve ever loved.

 

Rex

I’ve loved Carolina since the day she called my bluff.

Our friendship always came first.

She believed in me when no one else did.

I tucked away my feelings because I couldn’t survive a life without her.

We crossed the line once, and I swore it’d never happen again.

As time passes, the harder it becomes to live up to that promise.

Until finally, there’s no holding back.

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EXCERPT

Rex shifts the car into park and steals my attention from the home when he clears his throat. “That sure was a fun ride. I’ve never been checked out by a preacher’s daughter before.”

My eyes widen. 

Oh dear God. 

Was I that obvious?

“That’s it. Take me home,” I demand. “I don’t check out guys. I was simply observing the guy I’m going to be stuck with for the next few hours.” 

“Too late. We have a paper to write, Lina babe.” 

He kills the engine to the car, circles it, and opens my door as I’m debating my next move. 

Go in or leave. 

I smack away his waiting hand, and he moves out of the way. With a scoff, I follow him into the house. As soon as we make it through the front door, he captures my hand in his, and I nearly fall on my face when he starts pulling me up the stairs. 

“My bedroom is up here,” he says. 

I jerk back, causing him to stop. “I’m not going into your bedroom.” 

He glances back at me, blinking. “Yes, you are.” 

“No, I’m—” 

I’m cut off when he grabs my hand again, tightening his grip, and stupidly, I don’t fight him this time. He steers us down a long hallway and into a bedroom. 

It’s a spacious room, larger than my parents’ master, and surprisingly clean. Three of the walls are painted a dark red, and the other is black. Against the black wall is a sleek metal bed with a black comforter on top. It’s different than any guy’s room I’ve seen before. 

Granted, I normally don’t hang out in guys’ bedrooms. 

There’s a mini fridge in the corner, a massive desk with three monitors on top, and a TV above a black console. A collection of gaming devices and games clutters the stand. 

I lose his hold when he shuts the door behind us. 

“Seriously?” I snap, crossing my arms. “You have no boundaries.” 

He grins, showing off his bright white teeth. “My mom said that can be a great trait in life.” 

“For who? Serial killers?” 

“For guys asking girls to do their homework.” 

He walks around me to the mini fridge, opens it, and peeks up at me. “What’s your drink of choice, Lina? Water? Pepsi? Tequila?”

I roll my eyes, pushing my black-rimmed glasses up my nose. “You don’t have tequila in there.” This calling-his-bluff game is fun. 

“I beg to differ.” He clicks his tongue against the roof of his mouth. “It’s in a Gatorade bottle, tucked into the very back so no one sees it.”

Yeah, right. 

Today, I’m feeling gutsy. 

“Give me a tequila shot then.” 

He squints in my direction. “You’re fucking with me.” 

I shake my head. “I’ll need it to get through an afternoon of hanging out with you.”

He grins, pushing his arm into the fridge, and pulls out a bottle. 

Maybe calling his bluff wasn’t the smartest idea. 

We’re not at school where he can be expelled for doing something like this. 

We’re in his bedroom.

I gulp when I see the bottle, focusing on the amber-tinted liquid inside that’s most definitely not Gatorade. 

Way to call his bluff, Carolina. 

Now, he’s calling yours.

Time to gear up and taste tequila for the first time. 

The room is quiet as he stands. His eyes are fastened on me while he slowly unscrews the orange cap and holds the bottle out to me. 

I’ll be damned if I let him win this … game? Whatever it is.

Nausea cartwheels in my stomach, and I haven’t even taken a drink. Lord knows how it’ll feel after I do. I inhale a deep, determined breath. 

I got this.

I’ve never drunk tequila, but I’ve had wine.

It can’t be that different, right?

Deciding it’s done doing gymnastics, my stomach tightens, as if it’s preparing itself, when I snatch the bottle from him. I grip it and drag it to my lips. Right before I do anything drastic, my back stiffens, and I frown at the same time. 

“How many people have taken a drink from this bottle?” I question. “I’m not about to contract some STD.”

He chuckles, signaling to the bottle. “The only person who’s drunk from that bottle is me.” He pauses, snaps his fingers, and points at me. “And you, in a minute.” 

I narrow my eyes at him. “You better not be lying.” 

His hands go to his chest, feigning offense. “Lina, my sweet Lina, I’m heartbroken you don’t trust me.”

I gulp again. 

Here goes nothing.

I can do this. 

Before I chicken out, I take a quick swig of the tequila. My eyes slam shut, blocking me from witnessing his reaction, and my teeth clench as I swallow down the most disgusting thing I’ve ever tasted. There’s no stopping my body from shuddering. I hold in a deep breath out of fear of puking it up.

When I open my eyes, I immediately roll them. 

A huge grin is spread across Rex’s shocked face. 

He whistles and leans back on his heels. “Damn, Lina. Either you have a secret wild side, which I’d fucking love, or I’m bringing it out of you, which I’d also fucking love.”

I shrug. “You’ll never know.” 

I inhale a deep breath, dragging up as much nerve as I can, and take another sip to prove myself. My throat burns as if it were on fire, and I smile with pride as soon as I swallow it down. 

“It’s your turn, Needle Dick.” I extend the bottle back to him. 

“Look at me, corrupting you.” He grabs it, cheers me, and takes a gulp. “I can’t wait to do it more.”

Little do I know, walking into Rex’s bedroom will change everything.

Rex Lane will take over my life. 

He’ll steal my heart.

I’ll steal his.

Only we won’t know what to do with what we’ve taken.

 

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Charity resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. She grew up riding her bicycle to the town’s public library, and reading anything she could get her hands on. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, spending time with her family, or caving into her online shopping addiction.

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Release Boost – Just Friends by Charity Ferrell

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Title: Just Friends
Series: Blue Beech #6
Author: Charity Ferrell
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: February 6, 2020

BLURB

Someone should have warned me about falling in love with my best friend.

Carolina
Little did I know when Rex came to my locker attempting to bribe me, that he’d turn into my everything.
We’d become best friends. I’d steal his heart. He’d steal mine.
Nothing has changed in the years of our friendship.
Not our connection, not our feelings, or that we still hold each other’s hearts.
But his heart isn’t the only thing I’ve kept.
The secret I’m hiding could shatter the only man I’ve ever loved.

Rex
I’ve loved Carolina since the day she called my bluff.
Our friendship always came first.
She believed in me when no one else did.
I tucked away my feelings because I couldn’t survive a life without her.
We crossed the line once, and I swore it’d never happen again.
As time passes, the harder it becomes to live up to that promise.
Until finally, there’s no holding back.

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Chapter 1

Carolina
High School—Sophomore Year

“I’ll pay you fifty bucks to write my English paper.”
I slam my locker shut before shifting to face the brave soul who asked that.
I don’t cheat.
I don’t break rules.
Everyone knows this.
He’s casually leaning against the locker next to mine. A smirk is spread across his face, as if he expects me to squeal in delight that he’s asking me for a favor.
Not happening, homeboy.
Homeboy is Rex Lane.
Our school’s arrogant fuckboy.
A guy I’m not writing a paper for.
I mock his smile. “I’ll charge you fifty bucks not to rat you out for homework bribery.”
“Homework bribery?” He flashes a brighter I’m a nice guy; do what I’m asking grin.
I firmly nod. “Yes.” I motion down the hallway. “Now, go away. Having this stupid conversation with you is wasting my valuable study time.”
I count on my rudeness to scare him off, but when his eyes brighten in amusement, I know I’m wrong.
Crap.
I have two high school goals in life:

  1. Become class valedictorian.
  2. Do not gain Rex’s or any popular guy’s attention.
Luckily, he caught me after the class bell rang, so no one is around to witness this unfortunate encounter.
“Come on, Carolina,” he pleads. “Prove to me the rumors about you aren’t true.”
I stiffen. “Rumors?” I deliver a stern look. “What rumors?”
I mind my business. Don’t gossip. Stay in my lane.
All of this to prevent rumors from circulating about me.
He licks his lips, leaning in closer, and lowers his voice. “The rumors that you have a stick up your ass and lack personality.”
This jerk.
There might be a stick up my ass, but I’m going to shove my foot up his.
I narrow my eyes, and my response releases in a hiss, “Really? You want to talk about rumors? Maybe I should believe the rumors about you.”
“The rumors that say I’m cool as fuck? A terrific lay? Fucking hilarious?”
Our high school halls flood with rumors about him.
The one that he sports an overinflated ego is officially confirmed.
“Negative,” I reply. “The rumors that you’re a sucky lay with a small penis.”
This is a lie—a rumor I’ve never heard—but hey, if he wants to talk crap, so can I.
“Lies, babe, all lies. I’m more than happy to present the evidence to back up my claim.” He retreats a step, dropping his hand to the crotch of his jeans, and tugs at his zipper.
I do another quick scan of the hallway before loudly snorting. “You won’t do it.”
He flinches, that smug smile slipping off his lips. “Huh?”
“You won’t do it.” I nod toward his crotch. “You won’t unzip your pants and present your evidence.” I park my hands on my waist and kick my foot out.
He gapes at me, speechless.
“Pull it out or go away.” I dismissively wave my hand. “I have a test in ten minutes, and you, standing in front of me with your hand on your junk, aren’t helping me ace it. Go beg another girl to write your paper because you lack a brain … and according to the girls’ locker room gossip, a decent penis size.”
He drops his hand from his crotch, his smile returning. “Looks like Little Miss Innocent might not be as uptight as she leads on. There’s some personality hidden underneath those awful, itchy-looking sweaters of yours.” He makes a show of eyeing me up and down.
I opt out of giving him hell over the uptight comment. The faster he goes away, the better.
“No, she has a low annoyance tolerance.”
He steeples his hands into a praying motion. “Say yes to writing my paper, and then you can go about your studying, sweater-wearing ways.”
“No.”
“Sixty bucks and a bonus of proving I’m well-endowed when we’re in private.”
I dramatically gag. “Gross.” As much as I don’t want to deal with him, I could use the cash. “Seventy-five, and I’ll help you write the paper, but you’re doing it yourself. I don’t cheat.” I signal to his jeans. “And keep your micropenis to yourself. I’d rather fail every class than have you prove you’re well-endowed.”
“Paying you to help me write the paper defeats the point of paying you.”
“Really? With that brilliance of yours, you shouldn’t need me to write your paper.”
He laughs.
“Why are you even asking me? You’re in line—behind me—to be class valedictorian. You can easily write your own paper.” I reach forward to pat his shoulder. “I have faith in you, petite-penis buddy.”
“Never said I couldn’t write the boring-ass paper. I’d just rather not. I’m a busy guy who doesn’t give two shits about Shakespeare.”
“Eighty dollars,” I blurt out.
“Eighty? What the fuck? You can’t up the ante like that.”
“I can, and the longer you waste my time, the higher the price.” I can’t believe I’m agreeing to this, but hey, money talks. “Eighty dollars. Meet me at the library after school.”
“The library sucks. My house.”
I shake my head. “You’re high if you think I’m going to your house.”
“If I’m paying eighty dollars, which is fucking insane, at least give a guy the privacy of his own home.”
I thrust my finger toward him. “You’d better not try any funny business.”
He rubs his palms together. “This is homework, Carolina. Get your virginal mind out of the gutter.”

***

My last class of the day is AP English.
It’s also Rex’s.
This gives him the opportunity to stalk me out of class, to my locker, and out to the parking lot while I ignore him.
Classmates call out his name, give him head nods, and say hi as we pass them. Interest floods their faces when their eyes cut to me. It’s not that I’m the class weirdo—although, as I learned today, I apparently have a stick up my ass.
High school kids are so original.
I’m more along the lines of the class do-gooder who aces every test and spends her free time volunteering.
Oh, and I’m also the preacher’s daughter.
Rex definitely isn’t preacher’s daughter’s friend material.
Hell, he doesn’t even fit into his role of the mayor’s son.
“Where’s your car?” he asks, strolling next to me and scanning the parking lot.
I look away, embarrassment striking me. “I don’t have one.”
My parents gave me the option of waiting until my sister graduated and passing her car down to me or buying one myself. Considering my cash flow is zilch, waiting for hers it is.
A whiff of fresh soap and citrus hits me when he slings his arm over my shoulders.
“You ride the bus?”
I shift out of his hold. “I ride with my sister.”
“Tell her you don’t need a ride today.” He returns his arm to my shoulders and spins us toward the opposite side of the parking lot. “Today is your lucky day, sweetheart. You get to ride with me.”
“Hard pass.” Surprisingly, I don’t shove him away while he leads me to a newer model black Dodge Challenger.
“Come on, Lina. It’d be pretty selfish to have your sister drive you when you could ride with me.”
“Don’t call me that,” I grumble.
His arm falls, and he ups his pace to turn around and stare at me, walking backward. “What?”
“Lina. No one calls me that.” I immediately regret telling him this.
He rubs his thumb over his bottom lip. “I’m for fucking sure calling you Lina now. It’ll be our thing, babe.”
“Ugh, and don’t call me babe either.”
“Lina babe, when you tell me not to do something, it only makes me want to do it more.”
“Then, it’s only fair for me to give you a nickname.” I tap my finger against the side of my mouth. “I’m going with … Needle Dick.” There’s no stopping my lips from cracking into a smile.
He points at the car. “Get your ridiculous nickname-giving ass into my car and stop insulting my dick before I really do show you.”
“You’ve already proven you’re too chicken in the hallway.”
“Of course, I can’t pull my dick out at school. My parents would kill me if I got caught showing off my cock like I was at the school’s talent show.”
I snort. “That would require you to have talent.”
He smirks. “Oh, babe, I have plenty of talents. My first trick will be to show you how to pull that stick out of your ass.”
“So I can stick it up yours?”
“I like this little attitude of yours. It’s hot.”
He digs out his keys from the pocket of his jeans and unlocks the car. I hop into the passenger seat with no argument. He’s right. Not only would my sister bitch on the entire drive to Rex’s, but she’d also charge me gas money for having to go out of her way.
I settle into the leather seat while Rex pulls out of the parking lot. He thrums his fingers on the steering wheel to the beat of a Snoop Dogg song. I use this chance to take in everything that is him.
What’s fascinating about Rex is, he’s not your typical popular guy—the ones you see in movies and read about in books. He’s not the star athlete or the prom king or the school’s notorious bad boy. His personality is what draws people to him. He’s fun, cocky, and laid-back. Everyone either wants to be his friend or his girlfriend.
That is, everyone except yours truly.
I don’t need that kind of distraction in my life.
Rex is also crazy smart. He spends most of his time in the computer programming lab and has even been called into the school office to fix technical issues. Rumor has it, he’s also hacked into the system before.
He’s tall, at least six feet, and he towered over my small frame when we walked through the parking lot. He might not play sports, but he’s more toned than our quarterback. His hair is a coppery-brown and cut short. Two dimples pop out of his cheeks when he smiles, and the asymmetry of his face is flawless.
He’s also rich. I’m reminded of this when he pulls into the driveway of his mansion of a home. It’s the biggest in their neighborhood, and it has a giant yard and impeccable landscaping. The Lane family is considered the most affluent in our small town of Blue Beech, Iowa.
Rex shifts the car into park and steals my attention from the home when he clears his throat. “That sure was a fun ride. I’ve never been checked out by a preacher’s daughter before.”
My eyes widen.
Oh dear God.
Was I that obvious?
“That’s it. Take me home,” I demand. “I don’t check out guys. I was simply observing the guy I’m going to be stuck with for the next few hours.”
“Too late. We have a paper to write, Lina babe.”
He kills the engine to the car, circles it, and opens my door as I’m debating my next move.
Go in or leave.
I smack away his waiting hand, and he moves out of the way. With a scoff, I follow him into the house. As soon as we make it through the front door, he captures my hand in his, and I nearly fall on my face when he starts pulling me up the stairs.
“My bedroom is up here,” he says.
I jerk back, causing him to stop. “I’m not going into your bedroom.”
He glances back at me, blinking. “Yes, you are.”
“No, I’m—”
I’m cut off when he grabs my hand again, tightening his grip, and stupidly, I don’t fight him this time. He steers us down a long hallway and into a bedroom.
It’s a spacious room, larger than my parents’ master, and surprisingly clean. Three of the walls are painted a dark red, and the other is black. Against the black wall is a sleek metal bed with a black comforter on top. It’s different than any guy’s room I’ve seen before.
Granted, I normally don’t hang out in guys’ bedrooms.
There’s a mini fridge in the corner, a massive desk with three monitors on top, and a TV above a black console. A collection of gaming devices and games clutter the stand.
I lose his hold when he shuts the door behind us.
“Seriously?” I snap, crossing my arms. “You have no boundaries.”
He grins, showing off his bright white teeth. “My mom said that can be a great trait in life.”
“For who? Serial killers?”
“For guys asking girls to do their homework.”
He walks around me to the mini fridge, opens it, and peeks up at me. “What’s your drink of choice, Lina? Water? Pepsi? Tequila?”
I roll my eyes, pushing my black-rimmed glasses up my nose. “You don’t have tequila in there.” This calling-his-bluff game is fun.
“I beg to differ.” He clicks his tongue against the roof of his mouth. “It’s in a Gatorade bottle, tucked into the very back so no one sees it.”
Yeah, right.
Today, I’m feeling gutsy.
“Give me a tequila shot then.”
He squints in my direction. “You’re fucking with me.”
I shake my head. “I’ll need it to get through an afternoon of hanging out with you.”
He grins, pushing his arm into the fridge, and pulls out a bottle.
Maybe calling his bluff wasn’t the smartest idea.
We’re not at school where he can be expelled for doing something like this.
We’re in his bedroom.
I gulp when I see the bottle, focusing on the amber-tinted liquid inside that’s most definitely not Gatorade.
Way to call his bluff, Carolina.
Now, he’s calling yours.
Time to gear up and taste tequila for the first time.
The room is quiet as he stands. His eyes are fastened on me while he slowly unscrews the orange cap and holds the bottle out to me.
I’ll be damned if I let him win this … game? Whatever it is.
Nausea cartwheels in my stomach, and I haven’t even taken a drink. Lord knows how it’ll feel after I do. I inhale a deep, determined breath.
I got this.
I’ve never drunk tequila, but I’ve had wine.
It can’t be that different, right?
Deciding it’s done doing gymnastics, my stomach tightens, as if it’s preparing itself, when I snatch the bottle from him. I grip it and drag it to my lips. Right before I do anything drastic, my back stiffens, and I frown at the same time.
“How many people have taken a drink from this bottle?” I question. “I’m not about to contract some STD.”
He chuckles, signaling to the bottle. “The only person who’s drunk from that bottle is me.” He pauses, snaps his fingers, and points at me. “And you, in a minute.”
I narrow my eyes at him. “You better not be lying.”
His hands go to his chest, feigning offense. “Lina, my sweet Lina, I’m heartbroken you don’t trust me.”
I gulp again.
Here goes nothing.
I can do this.
Before I chicken out, I take a quick swig of the tequila. My eyes slam shut, blocking me from witnessing his reaction, and my teeth clench as I swallow down the most disgusting thing I’ve ever tasted. There’s no stopping my body from shuddering. I hold in a deep breath out of fear of puking it up.
When I open my eyes, I immediately roll them.
A huge grin is spread across Rex’s shocked face.
He whistles and leans back on his heels. “Damn, Lina. Either you have a secret wild side, which I’d fucking love, or I’m bringing it out of you, which I’d also fucking love.”
I shrug. “You’ll never know.”
I inhale a deep breath, dragging up as much nerve as I can, and take another sip to prove myself. My throat burns as if it were on fire, and I smile with pride as soon as I swallow it down.
“It’s your turn, Needle Dick.” I extend the bottle back to him.
“Look at me, corrupting you.” He grabs it, cheers me, and takes a gulp. “I can’t wait to do it more.”
Little do I know, walking into Rex’s bedroom will change everything.
Rex Lane will take over my life.
He’ll steal my heart.
I’ll steal his.
Only we won’t know what to do with what we’ve taken.

Just Friends
©Charity Ferrell

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Charity resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. She grew up riding her bicycle to the town’s public library, and reading anything she could get her hands on. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, spending time with her family, or caving into her online shopping addiction.

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New Release – Just Friends by Charity Ferrell

RELEASE BLITZ
Title: Just Friends
Series: Blue Beech #6
Author: Charity Ferrell
Genre: New Adult Romance
Release Date: February 6, 2020

BLURB

Someone should have warned me about falling in love with my best friend.

Carolina
Little did I know when Rex came to my locker attempting to bribe me, that he’d turn into my everything.
We’d become best friends. I’d steal his heart. He’d steal mine.
Nothing has changed in the years of our friendship.
Not our connection, not our feelings, or that we still hold each other’s hearts.
But his heart isn’t the only thing I’ve kept.
The secret I’m hiding could shatter the only man I’ve ever loved.

Rex
I’ve loved Carolina since the day she called my bluff.
Our friendship always came first.
She believed in me when no one else did.
I tucked away my feelings because I couldn’t survive a life without her.
We crossed the line once, and I swore it’d never happen again.
As time passes, the harder it becomes to live up to that promise.
Until finally, there’s no holding back.

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EXCERPT

Chapter 1

Carolina
High School—Sophomore Year

“I’ll pay you fifty bucks to write my English paper.”
I slam my locker shut before shifting to face the brave soul who asked that.
I don’t cheat.
I don’t break rules.
Everyone knows this.
He’s casually leaning against the locker next to mine. A smirk is spread across his face, as if he expects me to squeal in delight that he’s asking me for a favor.
Not happening, homeboy.
Homeboy is Rex Lane.
Our school’s arrogant fuckboy.
A guy I’m not writing a paper for.
I mock his smile. “I’ll charge you fifty bucks not to rat you out for homework bribery.”
“Homework bribery?” He flashes a brighter I’m a nice guy; do what I’m asking grin.
I firmly nod. “Yes.” I motion down the hallway. “Now, go away. Having this stupid conversation with you is wasting my valuable study time.”
I count on my rudeness to scare him off, but when his eyes brighten in amusement, I know I’m wrong.
Crap.
I have two high school goals in life:

  1. Become class valedictorian.
  2. Do not gain Rex’s or any popular guy’s attention.
Luckily, he caught me after the class bell rang, so no one is around to witness this unfortunate encounter.
“Come on, Carolina,” he pleads. “Prove to me the rumors about you aren’t true.”
I stiffen. “Rumors?” I deliver a stern look. “What rumors?”
I mind my business. Don’t gossip. Stay in my lane.
All of this to prevent rumors from circulating about me.
He licks his lips, leaning in closer, and lowers his voice. “The rumors that you have a stick up your ass and lack personality.”
This jerk.
There might be a stick up my ass, but I’m going to shove my foot up his.
I narrow my eyes, and my response releases in a hiss, “Really? You want to talk about rumors? Maybe I should believe the rumors about you.”
“The rumors that say I’m cool as fuck? A terrific lay? Fucking hilarious?”
Our high school halls flood with rumors about him.
The one that he sports an overinflated ego is officially confirmed.
“Negative,” I reply. “The rumors that you’re a sucky lay with a small penis.”
This is a lie—a rumor I’ve never heard—but hey, if he wants to talk crap, so can I.
“Lies, babe, all lies. I’m more than happy to present the evidence to back up my claim.” He retreats a step, dropping his hand to the crotch of his jeans, and tugs at his zipper.
I do another quick scan of the hallway before loudly snorting. “You won’t do it.”
He flinches, that smug smile slipping off his lips. “Huh?”
“You won’t do it.” I nod toward his crotch. “You won’t unzip your pants and present your evidence.” I park my hands on my waist and kick my foot out.
He gapes at me, speechless.
“Pull it out or go away.” I dismissively wave my hand. “I have a test in ten minutes, and you, standing in front of me with your hand on your junk, aren’t helping me ace it. Go beg another girl to write your paper because you lack a brain … and according to the girls’ locker room gossip, a decent penis size.”
He drops his hand from his crotch, his smile returning. “Looks like Little Miss Innocent might not be as uptight as she leads on. There’s some personality hidden underneath those awful, itchy-looking sweaters of yours.” He makes a show of eyeing me up and down.
I opt out of giving him hell over the uptight comment. The faster he goes away, the better.
“No, she has a low annoyance tolerance.”
He steeples his hands into a praying motion. “Say yes to writing my paper, and then you can go about your studying, sweater-wearing ways.”
“No.”
“Sixty bucks and a bonus of proving I’m well-endowed when we’re in private.”
I dramatically gag. “Gross.” As much as I don’t want to deal with him, I could use the cash. “Seventy-five, and I’ll help you write the paper, but you’re doing it yourself. I don’t cheat.” I signal to his jeans. “And keep your micropenis to yourself. I’d rather fail every class than have you prove you’re well-endowed.”
“Paying you to help me write the paper defeats the point of paying you.”
“Really? With that brilliance of yours, you shouldn’t need me to write your paper.”
He laughs.
“Why are you even asking me? You’re in line—behind me—to be class valedictorian. You can easily write your own paper.” I reach forward to pat his shoulder. “I have faith in you, petite-penis buddy.”
“Never said I couldn’t write the boring-ass paper. I’d just rather not. I’m a busy guy who doesn’t give two shits about Shakespeare.”
“Eighty dollars,” I blurt out.
“Eighty? What the fuck? You can’t up the ante like that.”
“I can, and the longer you waste my time, the higher the price.” I can’t believe I’m agreeing to this, but hey, money talks. “Eighty dollars. Meet me at the library after school.”
“The library sucks. My house.”
I shake my head. “You’re high if you think I’m going to your house.”
“If I’m paying eighty dollars, which is fucking insane, at least give a guy the privacy of his own home.”
I thrust my finger toward him. “You’d better not try any funny business.”
He rubs his palms together. “This is homework, Carolina. Get your virginal mind out of the gutter.”

***

My last class of the day is AP English.
It’s also Rex’s.
This gives him the opportunity to stalk me out of class, to my locker, and out to the parking lot while I ignore him.
Classmates call out his name, give him head nods, and say hi as we pass them. Interest floods their faces when their eyes cut to me. It’s not that I’m the class weirdo—although, as I learned today, I apparently have a stick up my ass.
High school kids are so original.
I’m more along the lines of the class do-gooder who aces every test and spends her free time volunteering.
Oh, and I’m also the preacher’s daughter.
Rex definitely isn’t preacher’s daughter’s friend material.
Hell, he doesn’t even fit into his role of the mayor’s son.
“Where’s your car?” he asks, strolling next to me and scanning the parking lot.
I look away, embarrassment striking me. “I don’t have one.”
My parents gave me the option of waiting until my sister graduated and passing her car down to me or buying one myself. Considering my cash flow is zilch, waiting for hers it is.
A whiff of fresh soap and citrus hits me when he slings his arm over my shoulders.
“You ride the bus?”
I shift out of his hold. “I ride with my sister.”
“Tell her you don’t need a ride today.” He returns his arm to my shoulders and spins us toward the opposite side of the parking lot. “Today is your lucky day, sweetheart. You get to ride with me.”
“Hard pass.” Surprisingly, I don’t shove him away while he leads me to a newer model black Dodge Challenger.
“Come on, Lina. It’d be pretty selfish to have your sister drive you when you could ride with me.”
“Don’t call me that,” I grumble.
His arm falls, and he ups his pace to turn around and stare at me, walking backward. “What?”
“Lina. No one calls me that.” I immediately regret telling him this.
He rubs his thumb over his bottom lip. “I’m for fucking sure calling you Lina now. It’ll be our thing, babe.”
“Ugh, and don’t call me babe either.”
“Lina babe, when you tell me not to do something, it only makes me want to do it more.”
“Then, it’s only fair for me to give you a nickname.” I tap my finger against the side of my mouth. “I’m going with … Needle Dick.” There’s no stopping my lips from cracking into a smile.
He points at the car. “Get your ridiculous nickname-giving ass into my car and stop insulting my dick before I really do show you.”
“You’ve already proven you’re too chicken in the hallway.”
“Of course, I can’t pull my dick out at school. My parents would kill me if I got caught showing off my cock like I was at the school’s talent show.”
I snort. “That would require you to have talent.”
He smirks. “Oh, babe, I have plenty of talents. My first trick will be to show you how to pull that stick out of your ass.”
“So I can stick it up yours?”
“I like this little attitude of yours. It’s hot.”
He digs out his keys from the pocket of his jeans and unlocks the car. I hop into the passenger seat with no argument. He’s right. Not only would my sister bitch on the entire drive to Rex’s, but she’d also charge me gas money for having to go out of her way.
I settle into the leather seat while Rex pulls out of the parking lot. He thrums his fingers on the steering wheel to the beat of a Snoop Dogg song. I use this chance to take in everything that is him.
What’s fascinating about Rex is, he’s not your typical popular guy—the ones you see in movies and read about in books. He’s not the star athlete or the prom king or the school’s notorious bad boy. His personality is what draws people to him. He’s fun, cocky, and laid-back. Everyone either wants to be his friend or his girlfriend.
That is, everyone except yours truly.
I don’t need that kind of distraction in my life.
Rex is also crazy smart. He spends most of his time in the computer programming lab and has even been called into the school office to fix technical issues. Rumor has it, he’s also hacked into the system before.
He’s tall, at least six feet, and he towered over my small frame when we walked through the parking lot. He might not play sports, but he’s more toned than our quarterback. His hair is a coppery-brown and cut short. Two dimples pop out of his cheeks when he smiles, and the asymmetry of his face is flawless.
He’s also rich. I’m reminded of this when he pulls into the driveway of his mansion of a home. It’s the biggest in their neighborhood, and it has a giant yard and impeccable landscaping. The Lane family is considered the most affluent in our small town of Blue Beech, Iowa.
Rex shifts the car into park and steals my attention from the home when he clears his throat. “That sure was a fun ride. I’ve never been checked out by a preacher’s daughter before.”
My eyes widen.
Oh dear God.
Was I that obvious?
“That’s it. Take me home,” I demand. “I don’t check out guys. I was simply observing the guy I’m going to be stuck with for the next few hours.”
“Too late. We have a paper to write, Lina babe.”
He kills the engine to the car, circles it, and opens my door as I’m debating my next move.
Go in or leave.
I smack away his waiting hand, and he moves out of the way. With a scoff, I follow him into the house. As soon as we make it through the front door, he captures my hand in his, and I nearly fall on my face when he starts pulling me up the stairs.
“My bedroom is up here,” he says.
I jerk back, causing him to stop. “I’m not going into your bedroom.”
He glances back at me, blinking. “Yes, you are.”
“No, I’m—”
I’m cut off when he grabs my hand again, tightening his grip, and stupidly, I don’t fight him this time. He steers us down a long hallway and into a bedroom.
It’s a spacious room, larger than my parents’ master, and surprisingly clean. Three of the walls are painted a dark red, and the other is black. Against the black wall is a sleek metal bed with a black comforter on top. It’s different than any guy’s room I’ve seen before.
Granted, I normally don’t hang out in guys’ bedrooms.
There’s a mini fridge in the corner, a massive desk with three monitors on top, and a TV above a black console. A collection of gaming devices and games clutter the stand.
I lose his hold when he shuts the door behind us.
“Seriously?” I snap, crossing my arms. “You have no boundaries.”
He grins, showing off his bright white teeth. “My mom said that can be a great trait in life.”
“For who? Serial killers?”
“For guys asking girls to do their homework.”
He walks around me to the mini fridge, opens it, and peeks up at me. “What’s your drink of choice, Lina? Water? Pepsi? Tequila?”
I roll my eyes, pushing my black-rimmed glasses up my nose. “You don’t have tequila in there.” This calling-his-bluff game is fun.
“I beg to differ.” He clicks his tongue against the roof of his mouth. “It’s in a Gatorade bottle, tucked into the very back so no one sees it.”
Yeah, right.
Today, I’m feeling gutsy.
“Give me a tequila shot then.”
He squints in my direction. “You’re fucking with me.”
I shake my head. “I’ll need it to get through an afternoon of hanging out with you.”
He grins, pushing his arm into the fridge, and pulls out a bottle.
Maybe calling his bluff wasn’t the smartest idea.
We’re not at school where he can be expelled for doing something like this.
We’re in his bedroom.
I gulp when I see the bottle, focusing on the amber-tinted liquid inside that’s most definitely not Gatorade.
Way to call his bluff, Carolina.
Now, he’s calling yours.
Time to gear up and taste tequila for the first time.
The room is quiet as he stands. His eyes are fastened on me while he slowly unscrews the orange cap and holds the bottle out to me.
I’ll be damned if I let him win this … game? Whatever it is.
Nausea cartwheels in my stomach, and I haven’t even taken a drink. Lord knows how it’ll feel after I do. I inhale a deep, determined breath.
I got this.
I’ve never drunk tequila, but I’ve had wine.
It can’t be that different, right?
Deciding it’s done doing gymnastics, my stomach tightens, as if it’s preparing itself, when I snatch the bottle from him. I grip it and drag it to my lips. Right before I do anything drastic, my back stiffens, and I frown at the same time.
“How many people have taken a drink from this bottle?” I question. “I’m not about to contract some STD.”
He chuckles, signaling to the bottle. “The only person who’s drunk from that bottle is me.” He pauses, snaps his fingers, and points at me. “And you, in a minute.”
I narrow my eyes at him. “You better not be lying.”
His hands go to his chest, feigning offense. “Lina, my sweet Lina, I’m heartbroken you don’t trust me.”
I gulp again.
Here goes nothing.
I can do this.
Before I chicken out, I take a quick swig of the tequila. My eyes slam shut, blocking me from witnessing his reaction, and my teeth clench as I swallow down the most disgusting thing I’ve ever tasted. There’s no stopping my body from shuddering. I hold in a deep breath out of fear of puking it up.
When I open my eyes, I immediately roll them.
A huge grin is spread across Rex’s shocked face.
He whistles and leans back on his heels. “Damn, Lina. Either you have a secret wild side, which I’d fucking love, or I’m bringing it out of you, which I’d also fucking love.”
I shrug. “You’ll never know.”
I inhale a deep breath, dragging up as much nerve as I can, and take another sip to prove myself. My throat burns as if it were on fire, and I smile with pride as soon as I swallow it down.
“It’s your turn, Needle Dick.” I extend the bottle back to him.
“Look at me, corrupting you.” He grabs it, cheers me, and takes a gulp. “I can’t wait to do it more.”
Little do I know, walking into Rex’s bedroom will change everything.
Rex Lane will take over my life.
He’ll steal my heart.
I’ll steal his.
Only we won’t know what to do with what we’ve taken.

Just Friends
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Someone should have warned me about falling in love with my best friend.

Carolina

Little did I know when Rex came to my locker attempting to bribe me, that he’d turn into my everything.

We’d become best friends. I’d steal his heart. He’d steal mine.

Nothing has changed in the years of our friendship.

Not our connection, not our feelings, or that we still hold each other’s hearts.

But his heart isn’t the only thing I’ve kept.

The secret I’m hiding could shatter the only man I’ve ever loved.

 

Rex

I’ve loved Carolina since the day she called my bluff.

Our friendship always came first.

She believed in me when no one else did.

I tucked away my feelings because I couldn’t survive a life without her.

We crossed the line once, and I swore it’d never happen again.

As time passes, the harder it becomes to live up to that promise.

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EXCERPT

Just Friends – Chapter 1

Carolina

High School—Sophomore Year

“I’ll pay you fifty bucks to write my English paper.”

I slam my locker shut before shifting to face the brave soul who asked that.

I don’t cheat.

I don’t break rules.

Everyone knows this.

He’s casually leaning against the locker next to mine. A smirk is spread across his face, as if he expects me to squeal in delight that he’s asking me for a favor.

Not happening, homeboy.

Homeboy is Rex Lane.

Our school’s arrogant fuckboy.

A guy I’m not writing a paper for.

I mock his smile. “I’ll charge you fifty bucks not to rat you out for homework bribery.”

“Homework bribery?” He flashes a brighter I’m a nice guy; do what I’m asking grin.

I firmly nod. “Yes.” I motion down the hallway. “Now, go away. Having this stupid conversation with you is wasting my valuable study time.”

I count on my rudeness to scare him off, but when his eyes brighten in amusement, I know I’m wrong.

Crap.

I have two high school goals in life:

  1. Become class valedictorian.
  2. Do not gain Rex’s or any popular guy’s attention.

Luckily, he caught me after the class bell rang, so no one is around to witness this unfortunate encounter.

“Come on, Carolina,” he pleads. “Prove to me the rumors about you aren’t true.”

I stiffen. “Rumors?” I deliver a stern look. “What rumors?”

I mind my business. Don’t gossip. Stay in my lane.

All of this to prevent rumors from circulating about me.

He licks his lips, leaning in closer, and lowers his voice. “The rumors that you have a stick up your ass and lack personality.”

This jerk.

There might be a stick up my ass, but I’m going to shove my foot up his.

I narrow my eyes, and my response releases in a hiss, “Really? You want to talk about rumors? Maybe I should believe the rumors about you.”

“The rumors that say I’m cool as fuck? A terrific lay? Fucking hilarious?”

Our high school halls flood with rumors about him.

The one that he sports an overinflated ego is officially confirmed.

“Negative,” I reply. “The rumors that you’re a sucky lay with a small penis.”

This is a lie—a rumor I’ve never heard—but hey, if he wants to talk crap, so can I.

“Lies, babe, all lies. I’m more than happy to present the evidence to back up my claim.” He retreats a step, dropping his hand to the crotch of his jeans, and tugs at his zipper.

I do another quick scan of the hallway before loudly snorting. “You won’t do it.”

He flinches, that smug smile slipping off his lips. “Huh?”

“You won’t do it.” I nod toward his crotch. “You won’t unzip your pants and present your evidence.” I park my hands on my waist and kick my foot out.

He gapes at me, speechless.

“Pull it out or go away.” I dismissively wave my hand. “I have a test in ten minutes, and you, standing in front of me with your hand on your junk, aren’t helping me ace it. Go beg another girl to write your paper because you lack a brain … and according to the girls’ locker room gossip, a decent penis size.”

He drops his hand from his crotch, his smile returning. “Looks like Little Miss Innocent might not be as uptight as she leads on. There’s some personality hidden underneath those awful, itchy-looking sweaters of yours.” He makes a show of eyeing me up and down.

I opt out of giving him hell over the uptight comment. The faster he goes away, the better.

“No, she has a low annoyance tolerance.”

He steeples his hands into a praying motion. “Say yes to writing my paper, and then you can go about your studying, sweater-wearing ways.”

“No.”

“Sixty bucks and a bonus of proving I’m well-endowed when we’re in private.”

I dramatically gag. “Gross.” As much as I don’t want to deal with him, I could use the cash. “Seventy-five, and I’ll help you write the paper, but you’re doing it yourself. I don’t cheat.” I signal to his jeans. “And keep your micropenis to yourself. I’d rather fail every class than have you prove you’re well-endowed.”

“Paying you to help me write the paper defeats the point of paying you.”

“Really? With that brilliance of yours, you shouldn’t need me to write your paper.”

He laughs.

“Why are you even asking me? You’re in line—behind me—to be class valedictorian. You can easily write your own paper.” I reach forward to pat his shoulder. “I have faith in you, petite-penis buddy.”

“Never said I couldn’t write the boring-ass paper. I’d just rather not. I’m a busy guy who doesn’t give two shits about Shakespeare.”

“Eighty dollars,” I blurt out.

“Eighty? What the fuck? You can’t up the ante like that.”

“I can, and the longer you waste my time, the higher the price.” I can’t believe I’m agreeing to this, but hey, money talks. “Eighty dollars. Meet me at the library after school.”

“The library sucks. My house.”

I shake my head. “You’re high if you think I’m going to your house.”

“If I’m paying eighty dollars, which is fucking insane, at least give a guy the privacy of his own home.”

I thrust my finger toward him. “You’d better not try any funny business.”

He rubs his palms together. “This is homework, Carolina. Get your virginal mind out of the gutter.”

***

My last class of the day is AP English.

It’s also Rex’s.

This gives him the opportunity to stalk me out of class, to my locker, and out to the parking lot while I ignore him.

Classmates call out his name, give him head nods, and say hi as we pass them. Interest floods their faces when their eyes cut to me. It’s not that I’m the class weirdo—although, as I learned today, I apparently have a stick up my ass.

High school kids are so original.

I’m more along the lines of the class do-gooder who aces every test and spends her free time volunteering.

Oh, and I’m also the preacher’s daughter.

Rex definitely isn’t preacher’s daughter’s friend material.

Hell, he doesn’t even fit into his role of the mayor’s son.

“Where’s your car?” he asks, strolling next to me and scanning the parking lot.

I look away, embarrassment striking me. “I don’t have one.”

My parents gave me the option of waiting until my sister graduated and passing her car down to me or buying one myself. Considering my cash flow is zilch, waiting for hers it is.

A whiff of fresh soap and citrus hits me when he slings his arm over my shoulders.

“You ride the bus?”

I shift out of his hold. “I ride with my sister.”

“Tell her you don’t need a ride today.” He returns his arm to my shoulders and spins us toward the opposite side of the parking lot. “Today is your lucky day, sweetheart. You get to ride with me.”

“Hard pass.” Surprisingly, I don’t shove him away while he leads me to a newer model black Dodge Challenger.

“Come on, Lina. It’d be pretty selfish to have your sister drive you when you could ride with me.”

“Don’t call me that,” I grumble.

His arm falls, and he ups his pace to turn around and stare at me, walking backward. “What?”

“Lina. No one calls me that.” I immediately regret telling him this.

He rubs his thumb over his bottom lip. “I’m for fucking sure calling you Lina now. It’ll be our thing, babe.”

“Ugh, and don’t call me babe either.”

“Lina babe, when you tell me not to do something, it only makes me want to do it more.”

“Then, it’s only fair for me to give you a nickname.” I tap my finger against the side of my mouth. “I’m going with … Needle Dick.” There’s no stopping my lips from cracking into a smile.

He points at the car. “Get your ridiculous nickname-giving ass into my car and stop insulting my dick before I really do show you.”

“You’ve already proven you’re too chicken in the hallway.”

“Of course, I can’t pull my dick out at school. My parents would kill me if I got caught showing off my cock like I was at the school’s talent show.”

I snort. “That would require you to have talent.”

He smirks. “Oh, babe, I have plenty of talents. My first trick will be to show you how to pull that stick out of your ass.”

“So I can stick it up yours?”

“I like this little attitude of yours. It’s hot.”

He digs out his keys from the pocket of his jeans and unlocks the car. I hop into the passenger seat with no argument. He’s right. Not only would my sister bitch on the entire drive to Rex’s, but she’d also charge me gas money for having to go out of her way.

I settle into the leather seat while Rex pulls out of the parking lot. He thrums his fingers on the steering wheel to the beat of a Snoop Dogg song. I use this chance to take in everything that is him.

What’s fascinating about Rex is, he’s not your typical popular guy—the ones you see in movies and read about in books. He’s not the star athlete or the prom king or the school’s notorious bad boy. His personality is what draws people to him. He’s fun, cocky, and laid-back. Everyone either wants to be his friend or his girlfriend.

That is, everyone except yours truly.

I don’t need that kind of distraction in my life.

Rex is also crazy smart. He spends most of his time in the computer programming lab and has even been called into the school office to fix technical issues. Rumor has it, he’s also hacked into the system before.

He’s tall, at least six feet, and he towered over my small frame when we walked through the parking lot. He might not play sports, but he’s more toned than our quarterback. His hair is a coppery-brown and cut short. Two dimples pop out of his cheeks when he smiles, and the asymmetry of his face is flawless.

He’s also rich. I’m reminded of this when he pulls into the driveway of his mansion of a home. It’s the biggest in their neighborhood, and it has a giant yard and impeccable landscaping. The Lane family is considered the most affluent in our small town of Blue Beech, Iowa.

Rex shifts the car into park and steals my attention from the home when he clears his throat. “That sure was a fun ride. I’ve never been checked out by a preacher’s daughter before.”

My eyes widen.

Oh dear God.

Was I that obvious?

“That’s it. Take me home,” I demand. “I don’t check out guys. I was simply observing the guy I’m going to be stuck with for the next few hours.”

“Too late. We have a paper to write, Lina babe.”

He kills the engine to the car, circles it, and opens my door as I’m debating my next move.

Go in or leave.

I smack away his waiting hand, and he moves out of the way. With a scoff, I follow him into the house. As soon as we make it through the front door, he captures my hand in his, and I nearly fall on my face when he starts pulling me up the stairs.

“My bedroom is up here,” he says.

I jerk back, causing him to stop. “I’m not going into your bedroom.”

He glances back at me, blinking. “Yes, you are.”

“No, I’m—”

I’m cut off when he grabs my hand again, tightening his grip, and stupidly, I don’t fight him this time. He steers us down a long hallway and into a bedroom.

It’s a spacious room, larger than my parents’ master, and surprisingly clean. Three of the walls are painted a dark red, and the other is black. Against the black wall is a sleek metal bed with a black comforter on top. It’s different than any guy’s room I’ve seen before.

Granted, I normally don’t hang out in guys’ bedrooms.

There’s a mini fridge in the corner, a massive desk with three monitors on top, and a TV above a black console. A collection of gaming devices and games clutter the stand.

I lose his hold when he shuts the door behind us.

“Seriously?” I snap, crossing my arms. “You have no boundaries.”

He grins, showing off his bright white teeth. “My mom said that can be a great trait in life.”

“For who? Serial killers?”

“For guys asking girls to do their homework.”

He walks around me to the mini fridge, opens it, and peeks up at me. “What’s your drink of choice, Lina? Water? Pepsi? Tequila?”

I roll my eyes, pushing my black-rimmed glasses up my nose. “You don’t have tequila in there.” This calling-his-bluff game is fun.

“I beg to differ.” He clicks his tongue against the roof of his mouth. “It’s in a Gatorade bottle, tucked into the very back so no one sees it.”

Yeah, right.

Today, I’m feeling gutsy.

“Give me a tequila shot then.”

He squints in my direction. “You’re fucking with me.”

I shake my head. “I’ll need it to get through an afternoon of hanging out with you.”

He grins, pushing his arm into the fridge, and pulls out a bottle.

Maybe calling his bluff wasn’t the smartest idea.

We’re not at school where he can be expelled for doing something like this.

We’re in his bedroom.

I gulp when I see the bottle, focusing on the amber-tinted liquid inside that’s most definitely not Gatorade.

Way to call his bluff, Carolina.

Now, he’s calling yours.

Time to gear up and taste tequila for the first time.

The room is quiet as he stands. His eyes are fastened on me while he slowly unscrews the orange cap and holds the bottle out to me.

I’ll be damned if I let him win this … game? Whatever it is.

Nausea cartwheels in my stomach, and I haven’t even taken a drink. Lord knows how it’ll feel after I do. I inhale a deep, determined breath.

I got this.

I’ve never drunk tequila, but I’ve had wine.

It can’t be that different, right?

Deciding it’s done doing gymnastics, my stomach tightens, as if it’s preparing itself, when I snatch the bottle from him. I grip it and drag it to my lips. Right before I do anything drastic, my back stiffens, and I frown at the same time.

“How many people have taken a drink from this bottle?” I question. “I’m not about to contract some STD.”

He chuckles, signaling to the bottle. “The only person who’s drunk from that bottle is me.” He pauses, snaps his fingers, and points at me. “And you, in a minute.”

I narrow my eyes at him. “You better not be lying.”

His hands go to his chest, feigning offense. “Lina, my sweet Lina, I’m heartbroken you don’t trust me.”

I gulp again.

Here goes nothing.

I can do this.

Before I chicken out, I take a quick swig of the tequila. My eyes slam shut, blocking me from witnessing his reaction, and my teeth clench as I swallow down the most disgusting thing I’ve ever tasted. There’s no stopping my body from shuddering. I hold in a deep breath out of fear of puking it up.

When I open my eyes, I immediately roll them.

A huge grin is spread across Rex’s shocked face.

He whistles and leans back on his heels. “Damn, Lina. Either you have a secret wild side, which I’d fucking love, or I’m bringing it out of you, which I’d also fucking love.”

I shrug. “You’ll never know.”

I inhale a deep breath, dragging up as much nerve as I can, and take another sip to prove myself. My throat burns as if it were on fire, and I smile with pride as soon as I swallow it down.

“It’s your turn, Needle Dick.” I extend the bottle back to him.

“Look at me, corrupting you.” He grabs it, cheers me, and takes a gulp. “I can’t wait to do it more.”

Little do I know, walking into Rex’s bedroom will change everything.

Rex Lane will take over my life.

He’ll steal my heart.

I’ll steal his.

Only we won’t know what to do with what we’ve taken.

 

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Charity resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. She grew up riding her bicycle to the town’s public library, and reading anything she could get her hands on. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, spending time with her family, or caving into her online shopping addiction.

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Review – Just Friends by Charity Ferrell

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Just Friends; Blue Beech #6 
(A standalone within a series)

by: Charity Ferrell

Review Rating:

 

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

I first fell in love with Blue Beech and Charity Ferrell’s writing when I read Just Neighbors. I didn’t believe it was possible for anyone to take Kyle’s #1 book boyfriend position, but his baby brother Rex is so swooney he has kicked his big brother right off the pedestal. I’m in a complete book hangover after finishing Just Friends.

Just Friends begins in a walk down the history of Rex and Carolina’s amazing friendship. It starts off with Rex asking Carolina to write a paper for him, one he can clearly write himself. He’s a smart kid, right behind her in academic standing, but he just doesn’t want to. She doesn’t take his crap and he doesn’t take no for an answer and thus begins their lifelong friendship.

Their friendship is one to hold in complete adoration. They are there for each other, ride or die, no matter what as the years go on. Even though Rex claims he can’t do relationships, he’s basically been in one with her since their friendship began. His greatest fear is losing Carolina, so taking that final step into something deeper is something he doesn’t want to do given his parents relationship is dysfunctional.

Carolina knows Rex better than anyone and visa versa. When a fake date goes further than they planned, pandora’s box has been opened, they find feelings unleashed and closing that lid once again impossible. It’s hard to go back and be just friends when they both know they are more and always have been.

Charity Ferrell once again wrote an amazing story filled with lots of love and heart.

Synopsis:

Someone should have warned me about falling in love with my best friend.

Carolina
Little did I know when Rex came to my locker attempting to bribe me, that he’d turn into my everything.
We’d become best friends. I’d steal his heart. He’d steal mine.
Nothing has changed in the years of our friendship.
Not our connection, not our feelings, or that we still hold each other’s hearts.
But his heart isn’t the only thing I’ve kept.
The secret I’m hiding could shatter the only man I’ve ever loved.

Rex
I’ve loved Carolina since the day she called my bluff.
Our friendship always came first.
She believed in me when no one else did.
I tucked away my feelings because I couldn’t survive a life without her.
We crossed the line once, and I swore it’d never happen again.
As time passes, the harder it becomes to live up to that promise.
Until finally, there’s no holding back.

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COVER REVEAL
Title: Just Friends
Series: Blue Beech #6
Author: Charity Ferrell
Genre: New Adult Romance
Cover Design: L.J., Mayhem Cover Creations
Photo: Wander Aguiar Photography
Release Date: February 6, 2020

BLURB

Someone should have warned me about falling in love with my best friend.

Carolina
Little did I know when Rex came to my locker attempting to bribe me, that he’d turn into my everything.
We’d become best friends. I’d steal his heart. He’d steal mine.
Nothing has changed in the years of our friendship.
Not our connection, not our feelings, or that we still hold each other’s hearts.
But his heart isn’t the only thing I’ve kept.
The secret I’m hiding could shatter the only man I’ve ever loved.

Rex
I’ve loved Carolina since the day she called my bluff.
Our friendship always came first.
She believed in me when no one else did.
I tucked away my feelings because I couldn’t survive a life without her.
We crossed the line once, and I swore it’d never happen again.
As time passes, the harder it becomes to live up to that promise.
Until finally, there’s no holding back.

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EXCERPT

“Grab your planner, sweetheart. Pencil me in to pick you up three Saturdays from now. Seven o’clock.”
“Okay,” she drags out. “What’s up with the preplanning?”
“Prom night. Let me know the color of your dress, so we can do all that matchy-matchy bullshit.”
“Excuse me?” She scowls in my direction. “You can’t just tell me I’m going to prom with you.” She throws her arms up, her voice turning all dramatic, like the boring romance movies she forces me to watch. “You didn’t even ask!”
“No need for me to ask. You’re going to prom with me.”
“What if I don’t want to go with you? You didn’t even give me a promposal!”
“Tough shit. You won’t find a better date. Not to mention, I’m the only guy in this school who won’t try to weasel his inexperienced dick into your virginal panties.” He raises his brows. “If you want a promposal, I’ll get one of those banners that fly in the sky or some shit.”
“You’re so romantic.” She crosses her arms, pouting her glossy pink lips. “Have you ever thought that I don’t want my panties to stay virginal? Maybe I want to change that on prom night.”
“Maybe you’ve lost your goddamn mind.” I clear my throat, and my voice grows deeper. “You’re my date. Your panties will remain untouched.” I jerk my thumb toward her planner in the backseat. “Put it in there, circle it with a red marker, and don’t forget.”
She huffs. “What about Leanne, the girl you’ve already asked to prom?”
Shit. I fucking forgot about Leanne. “She can either be your sister-date or kick rocks.”
“I am not having a sister-date,” she shrieks.
“Looks like she’ll be kicking rocks then. I’ll bribe her to go with someone else.”
Murphy is available.
“I can’t believe I speak to you.”
“You. Me. Prom.” I lean over and kiss her cheek before turning on the car. “My mom is making tacos tonight. You coming over for dinner?”
“Ugh, fine, but I’m only coming for her and the tacos.”

Just Friends
©Charity Ferrell

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AUTHOR BIO

Charity resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. She grew up riding her bicycle to the town’s public library, and reading anything she could get her hands on. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, spending time with her family, or caving into her online shopping addiction.

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Cover Reveal – Just Friends by Charity Ferrell

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Just Friends by Charity Ferrell is #ComingFebruary6th!

Pre-order now for just $2.99!

BOOK BLURB

Someone should have warned me about falling in love with my best friend.

 

Carolina

Little did I know when Rex came to my locker attempting to bribe me, that he’d turn into my everything.

We’d become best friends. I’d steal his heart. He’d steal mine.

Nothing has changed in the years of our friendship.

Not our connection, not our feelings, or that we still hold each other’s hearts.

But his heart isn’t the only thing I’ve kept.

The secret I’m hiding could shatter the only man I’ve ever loved.

 

Rex

I’ve loved Carolina since the day she called my bluff.

Our friendship always came first.

She believed in me when no one else did.

I tucked away my feelings because I couldn’t survive a life without her.

We crossed the line once, and I swore it’d never happen again.

As time passes, the harder it becomes to live up to that promise.

Until finally, there’s no holding back.

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Cover Designer: L.J. with Mayhem Cover Creations

Cover Photography: Wander Aguiar Photography

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EXCERPT

“Grab your planner, sweetheart. Pencil me in to pick you up three Saturdays from now. Seven o’clock.”

“Okay,” she drags out. “What’s up with the preplanning?”

“Prom night. Let me know the color of your dress, so we can do all that matchy-matchy bullshit.”

“Excuse me?” She scowls in my direction. “You can’t just tell me I’m going to prom with you.” She throws her arms up, her voice turning all dramatic, like the boring romance movies she forces me to watch. “You didn’t even ask!”

“No need for me to ask. You’re going to prom with me.”

“What if I don’t want to go with you? You didn’t even give me a promposal!”

“Tough shit. You won’t find a better date. Not to mention, I’m the only guy in this school who won’t try to weasel his inexperienced dick into your virginal panties.” He raises his brows. “If you want a promposal, I’ll get one of those banners that fly in the sky or some shit.”

“You’re so romantic.” She crosses her arms, pouting her glossy pink lips. “Have you ever thought that I don’t want my panties to stay virginal? Maybe I want to change that on prom night.”

“Maybe you’ve lost your goddamn mind.” I clear my throat, and my voice grows deeper. “You’re my date. Your panties will remain untouched.” I jerk my thumb toward her planner in the backseat. “Put it in there, circle it with a red marker, and don’t forget.”

She huffs. “What about Leanne, the girl you’ve already asked to prom?”

Shit. I fucking forgot about Leanne. “She can either be your sister-date or kick rocks.”

“I am not having a sister-date,” she shrieks.

“Looks like she’ll be kicking rocks then. I’ll bribe her to go with someone else.”

Murphy is available.

“I can’t believe I speak to you.”

“You. Me. Prom.” I lean over and kiss her cheek before turning on the car. “My mom is making tacos tonight. You coming over for dinner?”

“Ugh, fine, but I’m only coming for her and the tacos.”

Just Friends

©Charity Ferrell

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Charity resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. She grew up riding her bicycle to the town’s public library, and reading anything she could get her hands on. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, spending time with her family, or caving into her online shopping addiction.

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Goodbye 2019, Hello 2020! (The Year in Review)

A new Year and a new Decade has arrived!! It hardly seems possible that so much time has passed.

When I look back at the last ten years and think about the significant changes that have happened there is a lot that has occured and also a lot that has stayed the same. I’ve watched my children blossom from little girls into young women, but they are still amazing, beautiful girls with so much ahead of them in life and I can’t wait to see what amazing things they do with their futures. We’ve moved homes and jobs, we’ve lost family members and pets, but through every change we’ve also grown and adapted to who we are or who we will become.

For me, personally, when life throws me something I don’t enjoy dealing with I jump into a fictional world so I don’t have to deal with reality. What better way to escape the harshness of life than to see that someone else’s life is either more screwed up than yours or dream that you were living somewhere else instead of where you currently were or whatever fantasy you wish to escape to. Reading does that in the best way possible.

If you’d like to visit any of the places I escaped to in the past year feel free to read all the reviews for books released in 2019 Reviews

Please check out all the books released this past year listed under New Releases

Let’s get to why you’ve really checked out this page…the best books of 2019!!

The Best Of 2019

There were a lot of strong contenders for each category this past year, but that is never a terrible thing because that means I read a lot of really great books!! What makes it difficult is then narrowing all of those great books into just picking one favorite, so then yes, it is hard. Every author always deserves a “job well done”, their job is not easy. That job well done also goes out to everyone working in the book industry because a book is not raised alone, it takes a village to make it successful (yes, I’m using the child analogy. Just ask any author – their book is very much like birthing and raising a child).  But, enough with my blabbering….

*Every category is totally and completely picked by Kay Daniels Romance and all opinions are my own*

1. The Best Romance Novel of 2019:
    The Kiss Thief, by L.J. Shen

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Every year there seems to be a different, but almost similar WOW factor that jumps out among the books I’ve read.  This year the question that kept circling in my mind for best overall book was; What book did I remember (plot, characters, trope, etc…) and what author did I then continue to seek out as the year continued? 

Right out of the gate for 2019, I read The Kiss Thief by L. J. Shen. She was a new author for me this year (which also happened to be a personal goal I’d set – see Monthly Author Feature – L.J. Shen) and this also opened up my reading world to a new trope, the antihero. L.J. Shen writes the best broken men who seem so far gone to darkness, but Shen has this beautiful skill to write the strong women to bring these seemingly unredeemable men back from damnation. While these men most often look at themselves as the villian, they become the hero in the eyes of their love. Shen’s plots are emotional and angsty and drag you in with the wonder if the villain really will give up the darkness that resides inside. Will love really win or the darkness that has ruled in their heart for too long? Her books are always page turners and keep me up late into the night reading.

L.J. Shen writes a lot of New Adult angst, especially in a series, but if you haven’t read any of books yet or haven’t read this standalone novel, I highly suggest reading The Kiss Thief!! 

Here is the synopsis:

The Kiss Thief is like reading a modern day Romeo and Juliet, but so much better! It was hard to pinpoint an exact category because it contains aspects of New Adult Romance, Mobster Romance, Twisted Fairytale Romance, Contemporary Romance, Shakespeare, and then with some Mythology (which I loved) thrown in. I loved each small dash of flavor and it made for an excellent first read for 2019!!

A story of a Nemesis and a Villain with no chance at a happy ending. Where the prince doesn’t save the princess. He tortures her. And the beauty doesn’t sleep. She’s stuck. In a nightmare.”

Both Wolfe and Francesca are stubborn creatures – a story where pain and torment surface again and again, much at each others hands. There are so many pieces to move into play before either of them even consider the chance of liking one another much less considering a future where a mobster’s daughter and a senator can reside in peace vs. in pieces.

“Falling in love was so tragic.”

Francesca Rossi knows she lives in a locked cage, but is fine with the bars. What may seem weird to some, she doesn’t look at her life as anything but the way it should be. A long line of traditions that she has now been waiting for as she is finally ready for her life to begin. Within her family a Rossi bride has always received a box that contained three notes that would hold a piece of her destiny within them. The one time Francesca went against what the tradition said, she opened the box before her wedding day and read the first note. Upon discovering that she would know her true love when she received her first kiss Francesca took matters into her own hands and decided to seek out her childhood crush, knowing he had to be her true love. When the kiss happened, it was not her first love that Francesca kissed, but instead a wolf in sheeps clothing who devoured her. The wolf stole more than just a kiss as his plans were to stop at nothing until her entire world crumbled around her. Senator Wolfe Keaton was The Kiss Thief and Francesca was about to find out that she was caught in a wicked game. One that she knew nothing about, but would pay the ultimate price for.

“You stole my first kiss. Then my happiness. And finally, my life.”

Wolfe Keaton had wanted only one thing for so long – revenge. Little else mattered aside from bringing Arthur Rossi down to his knees. Taking his only daughter away from him, under the guise of outdated traditions was simply the cherry on top of his long awaited game plan. The fact that Francesca was a thing of beauty made his job just that much sweeter. Given his job with the state she would serve him well as a trinket tucked upon his arm at social gatherings, she was a rare treasure, one he hadn’t been counting on when he began his plan thirteen years ago.  Wolfe certainly didn’t expect to find his new fiancée intelligent and decent, a polar opposite from the man whose blood ran through her veins. His life would be so much easier if she was exactly like the man he was trying to take down, piece by piece. He’d do well to remember that she was just a pawn in his game and not a queen to sit by his side. He had no need for a happy ending with the woman he was soon to call his bride.

“He was hell wrapped in a heavenly rugged mask. He was fire. Gorgeous to eye, lethal to the touch.”

L.J. Shen knows how to write a highly charged story with an antihero like any other. The Kiss Thief is a high octane read that grabs you making you emotionally invested right from the start and has you turning pages late into the night.

2. The Best Romantic Comedy I read in 2019:
    Surprise, Baby! by Lex Martin & Leslie McAdam

Romantic Comedy should contain everything that is funny, sassy, make you laugh out loud while still falling madly in love with the characters. It can be a delicate balance between snorting constantly over antics and finding the hero sexy as sin, but a great writer (or in this case writers) did both brilliantly.

Surprise, Baby! is a book that is fun, flirty, dirty, and so, so loveable. While reading, I love to highlight special passages, funny sayings, or memorable moments…I just about highlighted this entire book. I was either in stiches laughing or sighing at all of the loveable/laughable breakout moments. Lex and Leslie are a phenomenal writing duo and I seriously cannot say enough great things about how much I enjoyed reading Surprise, Baby!

Here is the synopsis:

“There’s a fine line between lust and hate.”

Kendall Greer works in public relations and knows all about fixing messes and covering up mistakes. Hence, why Drew Merritt, one of Portland’s most eligible bachelors, is one of her biggest achilles heels. He hasn’t always been responsible, he’s actually been the complete opposite of responsible and a publist’s nightmare. Unfortunately, Drew hasn’t always been on his best behaviour around Kendall, actually he’s typically been at his worst when she’s been around, but you know there’s a fine line between lust and hate. 

“Since I’ve known Kendall, she’s yelled at me, lectured me, ignored me, talked over my head, talked down to me, and made sure that there was no chance in hell I’d ever be able to touch her. Kendall’s like a gorgeous IRS auditor – she’s out to prove me wrong, but the words that come out of her mouth make me hard.”-Drew

There is no denying, the attraction they feel towards each other, so when they find themselves stranded, locked away in a mountain cabin, they don’t try to fight what is lying beneath all the layers of bad decisions and bad history.

 “Drew 2.0 is…sweet. And dare I say thoughtful? I like this new side to him. More than I care to admit.” Kendall

As Drew and Kendall try to navigate their hot mess of a non-relationship, oops…surprise! Things get complicated.

3. The Best NA Book I read in 2019:
    Cruel Intentions by Siobhan Davis

Cruel Intentions is the first book in a trilogy, The Rydeville Elite series. So I can’t mention the first one without mentioning the others as well; Twisted Betrayal and Sweet Retribution. Siobhan is known for writing angsty, new adult novels, but this entire trilogy goes beyond anything she has written before. The Rydeville Elite series is not only filled with angst, but it is a dark, bully romance that will leave you on the edge of your seat. Each book is filled with so many twists and turns I seriously couldn’t turn the pages fastest enough to find out what happened next. 

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While Siobhan is known for her emotional, tear-jerking, great plot twists books, and Cruel Intentions was no exception, I had a few more emotions that popped up while I was reading; stunned, shocked, appalled, stomach-churning-but-couldn’t-look-away-intensity and I had to keep reading because I was now addicted to this book.

These were a new emotions for me. Reading this level of darkness and then the need to continue reading it was new. I can’t say I’m normally a fan of dark romance, but Siobhan fed me this trope in a way that I had to keep reading it, I was an instant addict, much in the the same way Abigail, the heroine, felt in seeking vengeance to everyone in her life who had caused her pain, even though she continued to get abused.

Here is the synopsis:

“In the power struggle between two elite groups, one feisty girl will bring them to their knees…”

Cruel Intentions ia a dark romance set in high school. There are a lot of adult themes; abuse, toxic relationships, blackmail, bullying…to just to name a few, but it’s a story of old money vs. new money. One were the children are pitted against each other all based on rules set by their parents and their parents parents and so forth. Abigail is set right in the middle of a battle, she is a pawn and she constantly tries to change her position on the board to become queen.

Abigail is the prime example of how in this world, women have little to no power. Women are only as good as their family name, the state of their virginity, and should be seen and not heard. Abigail Manning hates the world she lives in, but puts of the facade while she has to live in it.

We meet Abby at a very low point in her life, along with her savior, who unbeknownst to her is also her worst nightmare; Camden Marshall.

“I’m drowning in Camden Marshall, both hating and loving it at the same time.”

Cruel Intentions is a dark and twisted story filled with a circle of people that you don’t know who to trust. This is Abby’s everyday life; mistrust, deceit, vengeance. The old elite; Drew, Charlie, and Trent vs. the new elite; Cam, Sawyer, and Jackson. Abby is caught in the middle. A pawn who is pulled between the two worlds in the position for queen.

“How is it I crave the thing I hate the most?’ he whispers, his mouth moving to my jaw. “How do you do that? Make he want you when I despise you?”

Welcome to Rydeville High.

4. My new favorite-discovered-author-to-keep-reading in 2019:
   Charity Ferrell

I set a goal this past year to discover more new authors than I have in the past. Many months it was difficult to narrow down my favorite pick to just one because I discovered many new favorites and while this is a wonderful problem to have because it has opened up new tropes and new worlds I haven’t experienced before it is also a problem because my TBR list has grown to even wider proportions because I’m adding their books in like crackcandy and try to squeeze them in whenever I have time. It isn’t always possible with my review schedule, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t impossible.

Read Monthly Author Feature – Charity Ferrell to read more about my monthly goal and the feature I did on Charity.

I found Charity earlier this year and it happened to be with a book that was already four deep into a series. There was a ton to love about Just Neighbors, but what drove me to read the rest of the series this year (remember my squeezing in–and I definitely made time to squeeze), I loved everything she packed into her writing. Her stories contained depth, I really got to know the characters, to have a deep empathy with them while sharing laughs, steamy moments and crying over emotional times. Just Neighbors was more than just an enemies to lovers romance and while it can be read as a complete standalone, I had to learn more about the people of Blue Beech, so I did. I read Just A Fling, Just One Night, Just Exes, and Just Roommates this year too.

“Every day, my neighbor tells me to have a good morning.
Every day, I tell him to f*ck off.”

The book literally begins with the quote listed above. Further down Chloe’s inner monologue tells us “His voice and I share a love-hate relationship. It makes my panties wet, but I wish it belonged to someone who wasn’t an a**hole.” This has to be one of the best openings to a relationship between two enemies ever.

Right off the bat there are so many questions? What is with the animosity? What did the hottie do? Why is he so nice when clearly Chloe isn’t?

The racing of questions continued in my head while I was chuckling at the quick monologuing and cursing Chloe continued throughout several chapters at the beginning of this book. The aim of all her hatred, Kyle Lane her sexy neighbor, takes the verbal beating in stride, making me laugh even more.  Everything Kyle does only seems to infuriate Chloe further and so their cycle continues with great sarcastic wit.

But why?

“I seriously hate you more than the Grinch hates Christmas.”-Chloe

As their cat and mouse game continues you get glimpses into their past. Kyle has always been Blue Beech’s golden boy or born from a wealthy family. Where as Chloe Fieldgain was born on the wrong side of the tracks, or more appropriately from the trailer park. There is definitely a story there between them, but I won’t spoil what that is because, WHOA! You need to experience everything yourself.

When Kyle finds a way to eventually break through Chloe’s defences, which is both hilarious and steamy, she is also plagued with serious doubts. Mostly considering they have a past, but also with another huge cloud hanging over her. Unsure if they could actually be anything beyond “just neighbors with benefits” be prepared for lots of emotional ups and downs.

“This is it. No going back. I can no longer say I resisted the temptation of Kyle Lane. I’m throwing down the white flag with no apologies.”-Chloe

Just Neighbors is dirty, funny, and packs a whopping emotional punch at the end. A true moment of – Wow, I was not expecting that! – made this an exceptional read and had me searching for everything Charity Ferrell has ever written (to date I’ve read her Blue Beech series, but I still have others on my TBR pile to squeeze in).  This book is so dirty and sweet and a good book to start with if you haven’t read Charity before. I’m someone who doesn’t mind reading out of order, but you do you if you’re a stickler for reading in order and read the entire series today!

Find her on Facebook, Goodreads, Twitter, and  www.charityferrell.com

5. The Standout Book of 2019:
    Praying for Rain by B.B. Easton

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Praying for Rain is a hard book to fit into one specific trope box. First off, it is an amazing book about two lost people; one clinging to hope and the other just barely hanging on until the end of the world arrives. Rain and Wes become unlikely allies in an apocalyptic world and find themselves working together to outrun the inevitable doomsday.

“None of this matters, and we’re all going to die.”-Rain

Thought provoking. Sexy and raw, on the edge of your seat page turning suspenseful and heartbreaking. The world B.B. Easton has created is like nothing you’ve ever read and you’ll be salivating for more when you finish. Luckily there is more as Praying for Rain is the first in a trilogy and B.B. is set to release the rest in 2020.

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“Supplies. Shelter. Self-defense.” -Wes

B.B. Easton takes us on a journey into a world filled with chaos, disorder and lawlessness where everyone is waiting for the final days before the apocalypse happens on April 23rd. The day when the four horsemen of the apocalypse appear and wipe out humanity. No one knows exactly how it will happen, just the date, and you’ve either learned to embrace the fate of the world, or perhaps fight against it.

If you haven’t learned to fight for survival, then you are on the brink of starvation, and so many people have given up hope. Rain is walking the brink of hopelessness. Wes has a different plan. Time is running out, the days are getting closer to April 23rd. Wes is doing everything to stick to his plan. Supplies, shelter, self-defense. Rain isn’t a distraction he needs, but he can’t seem to leave her either. Rain’s only wants to help, but in the end when the apocalypse happens and her only reason for living has become Wes. Will it be enough?

Can they survive what’s coming? Can they survive together?

B.B.’s writing is rich and detailed and I am so excited to continue the series and see where B.B. takes us next. If you enjoy dystopian worlds, apocalyptic, loss of humanity reads then I highly recommend this book.

6. The Sexiest Cover of 2019:
    Boyfriend Bargain by Ilsa Madden-Mills

The most tedious and strenuous job I have…picking the sexiest cover.  How will I ever survive? I’m not sure, but I’d do it all again, just for you.

So thank you once again to all the models that rock these photo shoots. You are the MVP’s who light up our dreams.

Tame and not so tame…hottest cover of 2019.

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Soooooo, you all know and love the standards on social media…yes, it’s there to protect us, but seriously, this photo isn’t showing anything more than the sexy V leading to the glorious garden hose of happiness. The rest is just pure imagination, which of course offended someone because the cover model had to have pants on when the book was released. Such a shame. A sexy, sexy, waste of a glorious V shame. So enjoy the view as much as you’d like because I know I do everytime I scroll past it.

Boyfriend Bargain not only had a hot cover, it was also a really good book. If you love new adult sports romance, I highly suggest this book. Zach or “Z” is a very relatable character. While he is a hockey god on campus, he suffers from anxiety. He hides his condition from everyone just trying to live his best life, but that’s not always the best thing to do.

“If people discover I have real issues with anxiety, I’m done in the NHL, all my dreams destroyed.”-Z

Sugar Ryan doesn’t have time to coddle someone like Z. She studies law which has rules and contracts and what she doesn’t want is complications or emotions tied into a boyfriend situation. However, she needs his help getting into law school so when Z agrees to a contract when he actually says yes to her fake boyfriend situation, Sugar couldn’t be happier.

“This crazy, harebrained idea will never work. Plus, I don’t have time for over-the-top, testosterone-driven superstar athletes. Until now, that is.”-Sugar 

These two don’t intend to fall in love, or even really care for each other, but life happens. Boyfriend Bargain is full of so much emotion and heart it is an excellent read.

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Thank you to everyone who follows or reads my blog. I look forward to a new year, a new decade and many new adventures. Happy New Year!

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*Every category is totally and completely picked by Kay Daniels Romance and all opinions are my own*

Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, New Releases

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Title: Just Roommates
Series: Blue Beech #5
Author: Charity Ferrell
Genre: New Adult/Roommate Romance
Release Date: September 19, 2019

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The first time we meet, I’m eighteen, and he kicks me out of his bar.
Two years later, he does it again.

Maliki Bridges is the town’s hottest bartender.
He thinks I’m a spoiled rich girl.
I think he has a stick up his ass.
Once I’m old enough to drink, we become friends.
Nothing more …

Until we become roommates.
It’s a bad idea, moving in with him, but any opportunity I get to be around him I’ll take.
Consequences be damned.

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Charity resides in Indianapolis, Indiana. She grew up riding her bicycle to the town’s public library, and reading anything she could get her hands on. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, spending time with her family, or caving into her online shopping addiction.

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