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Goodbye Old, Hello To The New! (My Year in Review)


The last time I wrote one of these “Hello, New Year” posts was before the world took a nosedive into chaos.

I was honestly shocked to realize that I had set aside the childlike wonderment of what it means to countdown to a new year and celebrate the new birth of shedding last years woes and releasing all the misery that it can bring and I think right there is the problem…I hadn’t. For the past two years, as a country, a nation, a world, we have all been living in this constant cycle of, “is it over yet?” Holding onto all the grief, misery, and turbulence that our world was struck down with. I know I personally retreated hard into reading and read more books than I ever have in my entire life, but even as I enjoyed the escape it caused sacrifice in things like dusting (not a big deal I hate dusting), or exercise (okay, I should do that more, but ehhhh), or writing (now this is something that I greatly enjoyed-soooo now I needed to rethink things).

So while I hate resolutions, because I hate making promises that I know I will never keep…I prefer looking at the new year with new promise and hope. With that not-resolution in mind – I am making a promise to give myself grace in easing back into this thing called life. The very thing I know I have been avoiding for the past couple of years, but here goes.

I realize it’s yucky out there and the world has turned into a dark place. However, with that knowledge I hope to discover my joy for writing again (and not dusting, because ewww) and allow myself the grace to just sit in the chaos of the world instead of instantly retreating to all of the fiction that I love.

Sooooo, enough with the heavy and on to the good stuff….My top picks for 2022. I read a lot of books this past year. Not quite as many as 2021, but still it boiled down to almost a book a day. Considering I work, had a daughter who was married earlier this year, and I keep up with this blog, fitting all of that reading in shows just how much I escaped.

Thank you to all of the authors who helped me escape. I loved every moment of it ❤️.

If you’d like to visit any of the places I visited in the past year feel free to read all the reviews for books I’ve read in 2022 under Book Reviews

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

I hold all of the books I read near and dear to my heart and it really is hard to pick just a few favorites, but as I went back and sifted through what I read a few titles jumped out. So let’s get to why they did…here are my favorite books of 2022!!

The Best Of 2022 by Kay Daniels

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

1. The Best Book of 2022:
The Devil of Dublin, by B.B. Easton

Aside from the drop dead gorgeous cover, because I know, don’t judge a book by one-but come on….am I right?🔥🥵….but aside from his gorgeous eyes…The Devil of Dublin had everything that I like to call the “IT” factor when I read it. Witty humor, intriguing/suspenseful plot, virgin hero with a dark past, just a touch of the supernatural, a true anti-hero with a heart of gold, but put into dark situations kind of story, and best of all it allowed me to travel to the lush landscape of Ireland. I could practically hear the Irish accents jump off the page when I read it. I don’t purchase many paperbacks, as I hate dusting, but this was one story I felt compelled to own. That is how much I loved this book. I was drawn in, entranced, and completely blown away by this magical tale.

Devil of Dublin by BB Easton is AVAILABLE NOW in Kindle Unlimited!

Here is the synopsis:

Devil of Dublin, a dark mafia romance drenched in Irish folklore!! ⁣⁣⁣
☘️ Broken boy turned mafia hitman⁣⁣⁣
☘️ Dreamy Irish scenery⁣⁣⁣
☘️ Forbidden love⁣⁣⁣
☘️ Folklore/fated mates⁣⁣⁣
☘️ Us against the world/couple on the run vibes⁣⁣⁣
☘️ White knuckle suspense⁣⁣⁣
☘️ Heart racing 🔥🔥🔥⁣⁣⁣
☘️ Deeply romantic and hauntingly dark⁣⁣⁣!!

I can’t remember anymore if my grandfather’s eyes were blue or green, but I’ll never forget the way they wrinkled at the corners when he laughed at one of his own jokes. Or the way they sparkled with mischief when he told me tales about the magical creatures that dwelled in the forest behind his humble Irish sheep farm—shy fairies who liked to eat tea biscuits, cruel witches who liked to eat children, a moody lake spirit with a taste for expensive gifts.

As a child, I believed every fantastical word. But when he warned me about the mute boy who also lurked in those woods, the one the priest had declared to be the spawn of Satan himself, I refused to listen. Kellen wasn’t evil. He was kind, and beautiful, and special, and hurting. He was my friend. And with every summer I spent stolen away with him in those enchanted woods, he grew to become so much more.

But when I return to Glenshire as an adult, grieving and engaged to someone else, all those legends quickly morph into nightmares.

My grandfather had been right about everything, especially the boy.

If only I had listened.
WARNING: If you are a sensitive reader or find certain topics to be emotionally triggering, please exercise self-care and select a different book. Devil of Dublin is intended for mature audiences who enjoy dark subject matter, tortured anti-heroes, explicit adult content, graphic violence, heart-pounding suspense, fairy-tale worthy love, and gorgeous Irish scenery. If that sounds like you, then welcome to Glenshire!

2. The Best Romance that also broke my heart in 2022:
Runaway; Empire High #5 by Ivy Smoak


You are probably scratching your head at this #2 spot. Give me chance to explain…as I scrolled through my list of books, Runaway stood up and smacked me in the face with all the feels all over again. It still had the power to evoke tears because the story is just that powerful. Even though it is the fifth book in a continuing series, it is, as Ivy explains, a bubble of a story where Brooke (the female MC) gets to live the perfect life with a man who loves her, adores her, and gives her everything without all of the hate, backstabbing, and lies that she had been tormented with before escaping into that bubble. You see prior to this interlude Brooke had lost everyone or been betrayed by everyone in her life. This bubble sounds pretty great right?? Who wouldn’t want to live in this bubble?? Hold your britches because even as a fan of the series I was in awe of how Ivy made me fall in love with this book. Like totally in complete love for how this little bubble was so ultimately perfect…until it popped and those are when the tears hit. Big fat ugly ones. That is why this book in on my list. I honestly can’t think of another series when I’ve been totally ALL in for this kind of bait and switch and then was a total emotional mess over the inaliation and yet, I still want more. Yes, please, may I have another, and pass me a tissue while you do……but, seriously, I love when authors twist things up and this was a great one!!


Here is the Synopsis:

To the first boy I ever loved.

I intended to keep my promises to you. I swear. I loved you, Matthew Caldwell. With my whole heart. I think a piece of me will always love you.

But it all came crashing down when I realized you didn’t keep your promises to me.

I refuse to take any of my days for granted. I learned that the hard way.

So I’m sorry. But I can’t keep my promises to someone who didn’t keep theirs.

XOXO,
-Brooklyn Sanders

3. The Best Book To Read Going In Blind In 2022:
Requiem by Callie Hart

I love reading…well basically everything. So reading reviews before I purchase items is pretty much automatic for me. Need a new pillow; read a review. Need a new vacuum; read a review. Want a new book; read a review. You see where I’m going with this…however, there are also authors that are just a one-click no matter what they write I buy it because I love everything they write. There are also books, based on plot, that should also be one-clicked. No questions asked. I want to state that Requiem fits into both of those categories. It’s a book that plagued me for days, weeks, months even after I finished it. I wouldn’t shut up about this book with those in my close circle because it blew my mind. So while I won’t give even the slightest hint as to what the plot is about I will say it is one of those books that will cause discussion at the dinner table because it certainly did at mine.

Here is the synopsis for Requiem:

SORRELL

He’s going to pay for what he’s done…

Theo Merchant was born into a kind of privilege I’ve never known.

He has everything I don’t: Money. A private school education. Popularity. A bright and shiny future, full of success to look forward to. He took the only thing I had going for me—my best friend, Rachel. Now that she’s gone, I have nothing left to lose.

I will infiltrate his world.

I will cradle his worthless heart in my hands.

I will burn down his entire life and destroy everything he holds dear.

I haven’t enrolled at Toussaint Academy to learn.

I’ve come to destroy a monster…

…and I won’t leave until he’s dead.

THEO

She has no idea what she’s getting herself into…

Sorrell Voss is intelligent, caustic as hell, and quite possibly the most beautiful thing I have ever seen. She’s also going to get herself f#cking killed.

She’s a fool if she thinks I’ll go easy on her just because she’s broken.

You don’t venture into the lion’s den and walk away unscathed.

She has her secrets. That’s fine.

*My* secrets will unravel her until she comes apart at the seams.

She will bow to me, and she will break.

Then, and only then, will I make her mine.

REQUIEM is a 110,000-word, full-length enemies-to-lovers dark high school romance standalone. Some scenes within this book may be considered triggering to some readers, and it is therefore recommended for an audience 17+.

4. The funniest, hottest, holiday book in 2022:
A Merry Little Meet Cute by Julie Murphy and Sierra Simone

Holiday stories, a lot of times get the same settings as our favorites Hallmark movies, or they go the total opposite and everything goes wrong. Imagine both of those mashed together with all of the sexy times you can handle. That is A Merry Little Meet Cute in a nutshell. The story is hilarious, fun, and also full of holiday whimsy. I loved that it was full of body positivity and had a color cast to boot, which always makes for great reading. The entire book was a total joy to read and don’t get me started on the hotness factor…or maybe do. The female lead is from the porn industry and I adored her, want to be best friends with her. Yes, she’s a total catch. I don’t normally pick a holiday book for my list, but this book had that something special that I just couldn’t shake and it still makes me chuckle when I think about it.


Here is the synopsis:

Cowritten by #1 New York Times bestselling author Julie Murphy and USA Today bestselling author Sierra Simone—a steamy plus-size holiday rom-com about an adult film star who is semi-accidentally cast as a lead in a family-friendly Christmas movie, and the former bad-boy pop star she falls in love with.

Bee Hobbes (aka Bianca Von Honey) has a successful career as a plus-size adult film star. With a huge following and two supportive moms, Bee couldn’t ask for more. But when Bee’s favorite producer casts her to star in a Christmas movie he’s making for the squeaky-clean Hope Channel, Bee’s career is about to take a more family-friendly direction.

Forced to keep her work as Bianca under wraps, Bee quickly learns this is a task a lot easier said than done. Though it all becomes worthwhile when she discovers her co-star is none other than childhood crush Nolan Shaw, an ex-boy band member in desperate need of career rehab. Nolan’s promised his bulldog manager to keep it zipped up on set, and he will if it means he’ll be able to provide a more stable living situation for his sister and mom.

But things heat up quickly in Christmas Notch, Vermont, when Nolan recognizes his new co-star from her ClosedDoors account (oh yeah, he’s a member). Now Bee and Nolan are sneaking off for quickies on set, keeping their new relationship a secret from the Hope Channel’s execs. Things only get trickier when the reporter who torpedoed Nolan’s singing career comes snooping around—and takes an instant interest in mysterious newcomer Bee.

And if Bee and Nolan can’t keep their off-camera romance behind the scenes, then this merry little meet cute might end up on the cutting room floor.

5. The Standout Book(s) of 2022:
Beyond My Darkness by R.C. Boldt , When It Ends by Penelope Black , Pen Pal by J.T. Geissinger

I had three books that I circled for this last spot and they all had a similar theme making it hard to pick just one. What was that theme? The Supernatural/paranormal and impending death. Cheerie subjects for the beginning of the new year, am I right?

I think with the way the world has been turning the past few years…I was drawn to this subject matter quite a bit – either through dystopian worlds, rebuilding worlds, the end of the world, death upon whole world…you name it…I loved it, craved it and fell in hard core love it. Hence, the titles listed above. While Pen Pal and Beyond My Darkness don’t necessarily fall into the total world enialition theme, they are unique in within their own rights. If you decide to check them out, I hope you love the dark themes contained within as much as I did.

P.S. I also don’t mind reading books that create a little controversy…if you get my drift and one of these titles definitely did that, so beware if you enjoy reading reviews 😉.

Here is the Synopsis for Beyond My Darkness:

USA Today bestselling author RC Boldt delivers a seductively unique romantic suspense with a paranormal twist in Beyond My Darkness

Twelve years ago, I fled, vowing to never again use my power. But everything changes when I break that vow and bring two bodies back to life in the morgue.

It sends me spinning directly into his orbit.

Arrogant. Menacing. Enigmatic. That’s Bronson Cortez, the notoriously violent gang leader who remains elusive to authorities.

He breaks the law at every turn and answers to no one. But when he offers me an alluring glimpse of what lies beneath that iron-clad exterior, I realize there’s more to him than meets the eye.

The man who fiercely guards his heart somehow manages to claim mine.

But he doesn’t know the truth about me.

I wonder if he could be the first to accept me for who I am—what I am.

I wonder if he’ll be the first to see beyond my darkness.

Here is the Synopsis for When It Ends:

WHEN IT ENDS by Penelope Black is a contemporary, adult, apocalyptic, reverse harem, romance story line focusing on Amelia, Cole, West and Gray.

Told from four first person perspectives (Amelia, Cole, West and Gray) WHEN IT ENDS follows twenty-two year old Amelia Christensen in the days prior to the literal end of the world. After a one-night stand in Vegas with a man she knows only as Sonny, Amelia returns to her grandmother’s home, where she will embark on a journey with her past.

Enter Cole Armstrong and West Campbell the two boys Amelia had fallen in love with years before, two boys lost in the foster care system, never to be heard from again but an environmental disaster is about to ravage the world, and along with another foster brother Gray aka Sonny, our foursome head for places unknown in the wake of an apocalyptic meltdown.

Amelia’s father works for the government, and has offered a place of sanctuary but our heroine refuses to leave behind the men with whom she is falling in love. What ensues is the quick rebuilding relationship between Amelia and Cole, West and Gray, and the potential fall-out as the end of the world beckons.

WHEN IT ENDS follows the foursome as they must overcome the ensuing chaos and panic of a world about to implode. People are panicking, lives are lost, and only the chosen few will survive.

WARNING: Due to the nature of the story line premise there may be triggers for more sensitive readers.

Here is the synopsis for Pen Pal:

The #1 international and Amazon Charts bestselling novel

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

I’ll wait forever if I have to.

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

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

You.

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

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

Dante was at my doorstep.

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

WARNING:

This novel contains content intended for a mature audience only. Due to explicit language, graphic sex, detailed depictions of death and grief, intense power play dynamics, and other possible triggers, it is not suitable for sensitive readers. (Full list of TWs on author’s website.)

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Thank you to everyone who follows or reads my blog I appreciate you more than you know. I look forward to a new year and many more reading adventures. Happy New Year!

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

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Review – The Setup by Jennifer Bernard

The Setup; Lake Bittersweet #3
(#3 within a series)

Publication Date: December 27, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Small Town/Holiday/Brother’s Best Friend Romance

Author: Jennifer Bernard

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
A totally fun read with Bernard’s emotional and suspenseful touches throughout.

Gina Moretti is passionate, feisty, and full of spirit. I loved her character, her family, and especially her and Kirk together. For everything Gina has been through in her life, she is full of spunk and super sassy. The perfect partner for a hero like Kirk, although don’t let Kirk hear you call him that – LOL.

Kirk Williams came back to Lake Bittersweet after his last hero save to mend what he didn’t expect was to run into Gina Moretti, his best friend’s little sister. She was all grown up and gorgeous and he couldn’t take his eyes off of her. However, Gina was currently in the middle of a date when he first laid eyes on her and it just happened to be one date in the potential of many. The entire town was in on setting Gina up and it didn’t take long before Kirk wanted to be the only one she was dating.

Gina and Kirk were a ton of fun to read, surrounded by a great cast of characters. Just enough emotion and suspense to add to this wonderful story.

Synopsis:
He left without warning in the middle of a Lake Bittersweet winter.
Now he’s back… just in time for the holidays.

For Gina Moretti, the holidays are bittersweet thanks to a history of romantic disasters. This holiday season, her friends are taking the reins and are setting her up. Little did she know the whole town would get into the act, but that’s Lake Bittersweet for you. When a date goes sideways, she’s shocked to be rescued by the one-and-only Kirk Williams–her brother’s best friend, who left town long ago and is now a celebrity hero.

Kirk is back in Lake Bittersweet for some peace and quiet, but once he sees Gina, that’s out of the question. His best friend’s tomboy little sister is now a gorgeous woman with secrets of her own. When she asks him for help tracking down someone from her past, he jumps at the chance to win her trust. As for resisting their intense attraction…he might be famous for his heroic rescues, but he’s not that strong.

Can Kirk and Gina banish the ghosts of holidays past and claim the future of their dreams …while dealing with family revelations, obsessed fans, and the endless parade of holiday setups?

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New Release – Silent Knight by Xavier Neal

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Silent Knight

Book 2 of 2: The Compassion Series

By Xavier Neal

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From USA TODAY BESTSELLING author Xavier Neal comes a fun Christmas Novella Sequel to Compassion: The Extended Edition.

 

Father of two Archer Cox isn’t sure what to get his young daughters for Christmas.

 

Neither used their time sitting on Santa’s lap wisely.

 

One interrogated him like he was a world class jewel thief, and the other almost slapped him in the face because of his beard.

 

So, what does a dad do?

 

He gets creative with the help of his wife to have the girls write a letter to the big man in red.

 

Unfortunately for him, he wasn’t expecting “Santa” to have to deliver such a tall order.

 

Then again, if he was given a miracle ten years ago, who’s to say another one can’t occur this holiday season.

 

About Xavier Neal

Xavier Neal is a best-selling romance author who enjoys hopping from sub-genre to sub-genre like a game of Hopscotch she can’t resist.

In between writing, she loves to read (everything from romance to self-improvement books), watch movies (old and new), eat too much Tex-Mex (her Chuy’s t-shirt collection is out of control), and watch AHL hockey games LIVE (preferably against the glass whenever possible).

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Blog Tour – Shut Out by Cathryn Fox

Title: Shut Out
Series: Nova Scotia Storms #5
Author: Cathryn Fox
Genre: New Adult Sports Romance
Release Date: December 13, 2022
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He’s as tough as nails on the ice, but off the rink, he’s a potato farmer from Prince Edward Island who knows exactly what he wants.

What he wants is me. A rich girl from the Hamptons who’s practically engaged.

When I find out my boyfriend is going to propose when I go home for the holidays, I do the only thing I can do. Run the other way.

That’s right, I’m a coward.

Thanks to an injury the night of our college’s holiday production, I have the perfect excuse to stay in hiding. Ryan drives me to his farm on the island to care for me, but the tension between us is explosive. Still, we keep our distance until my boyfriend gives me an ultimatum that ends our relationship.

Soon enough, Ryan and I are finding ways to warm our bodies during the cold winter nights, but when I start getting conflicting messages from his family and friends, I am no longer sure what Ryan wants.

When I get the answer wrong, and tragically hurt the guy I’ve fallen for, I’m not sure we can ever find our way back to happily ever after.

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Blog Tour – The Christmas One Night Stand by L. Steele

“If you think that kiss changed anything, you’re mistaken.”

The Christmas One Night Stand, a smoking-hot enemies-to-lovers forbidden romance from bestselling author L. Steele is available now!

I got pregnant from a one-night-stand with my worst enemy
Then I walked into the office to find out he was my new boss…

In my defense, I hadn’t planned on having anything to do with Hunter Whittington again.
So what if his jaw can cut glass, his gaze is piercing and he has a body that haunted my dreams?
We hated each other on sight.
Couldn’t spend time in the same room without getting into a fight.
Until we find ourselves double-booked…
…in the same house over Christmas.

What’s worse there’s only one bedroom.
And a snowstorm brewing outside.
Then the electricity goes out…
Only the chemistry between us takes off.

Unable to keep our hands off each other we make a pact…
…to spend one night together.
We wouldn’t speak about it afterwards.
Not to each other, not to the world.
We’d pretend it never happened.

Except for the pink line across the test in my hand…

This is Zara and Hunter’s story. A true enemies to lovers stand alone romance. Features a feisty, determined-to-stand-up-for-herself beauty and the grumpy billionaire who’ll tame her and lose his heart in the process. Guaranteed to give you all the feels, along with the grand gestures and the HEA you crave! 1-Click NOW

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“Is it always this easy for you? To wave your hand and have all of your needs met? To incline your head and have minions jump to do your bidding? To ask and always receive?”

“Except with you.”

He narrows his blue-green gaze on me from across the expanse of the table. The candlelight highlights the golden-brown specks in the depths of his eyes and haloes his dark hair, turning it almost blue. The hollows under his cheekbones seem more pronounced, the dip in his chin seems more delicious.

I try to tear my gaze from his, but it’s as if he holds me in a tractor beam. Awareness tugs on and stretches the air between us. My heart begins to race. This is ridiculous. So, he’s good-looking. I knew that already. What I hadn’t realized is that hidden behind that polished mask he presents to the world is an untamed animal. A beast lying in wait to unleash that darkness inside of him. An edginess, a sharp wickedness that I never would’ve guessed he’d be capable of, but which I sense now lapping at the restraints that he’s placed on himself.

I curl my fingers around the stem of my champagne glass. “I didn’t say I wanted champagne.”

“You love champagne. It’s your drink of choice,” he declares.

My eyebrows shoot up. “And you guessed this, how?”

“Nothing a little bit of research didn’t reveal.”

I stiffen. “You had me investigated?”

“Something you already knew about.” He continues, “As you did me.”

I blink, then surprise myself when laughter tumbles out from between my lips. “Touché.” I raise my glass.

He seems taken aback, himself. Then his lips curve up in a smile that’s so open, so real that something flutters deep inside. It’s probably ripples of hunger, that’s all. I had very little for lunch and no breakfast. That’s the reason my stomach seems to be bottoming out.

“Also, your acting skills need leveling up.”

“Excuse me?”

“You knew you were being followed, considering you gave my investigator the slip a few times.”

I raise a shoulder. “So, get a better investigator.”

This time it’s he who barks out a laugh. “Keep up this banter, and I’ll begin to think it’s our brand of foreplay.”

“You wish,” I scoff.

His grin widens. “Of course, the fact that you evaded the detective I had on you makes me wonder what you have to hide.”

The blood drains from my features, then I tip up my chin. “Maybe I have a lover.”

“No, you don’t.”

I pull back my shoulders. “You seem awfully confident about that, Minister.”

He stares at me. “Why is that so sexy coming from you?”

Heat flushes my skin, and my mouth dries. Why is it so hot to hear him say that particular four-letter word? Why is the thought of this man talking filthy to me such a turn on? I toss my hair over my shoulder, then tip up my chin. “Hold your horses. I only called you, Minister, not Prime Minister, which you’re not—”

“—yet,” he adds smoothly, then narrows his gaze. “You can’t belong to anyone else.”

“Oh?”

He nods. “You’re mine, Zara, and I’ll do everything in my power to make you accept that.”

For more information on L. Steele’s books and where to contact her, visit her website: https://bit.ly/3BbIPUK

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New Release – Shut Out by Cathryn Fox

Title: Shut Out
Series: Nova Scotia Storms #5
Author: Cathryn Fox
Genre: New Adult Sports Romance
Release Date: December 13, 2022
BLURB

He’s as tough as nails on the ice, but off the rink, he’s a potato farmer from Prince Edward Island who knows exactly what he wants.

What he wants is me. A rich girl from the Hamptons who’s practically engaged.

When I find out my boyfriend is going to propose when I go home for the holidays, I do the only thing I can do. Run the other way.

That’s right, I’m a coward.

Thanks to an injury the night of our college’s holiday production, I have the perfect excuse to stay in hiding. Ryan drives me to his farm on the island to care for me, but the tension between us is explosive. Still, we keep our distance until my boyfriend gives me an ultimatum that ends our relationship.

Soon enough, Ryan and I are finding ways to warm our bodies during the cold winter nights, but when I start getting conflicting messages from his family and friends, I am no longer sure what Ryan wants.

When I get the answer wrong, and tragically hurt the guy I’ve fallen for, I’m not sure we can ever find our way back to happily ever after.

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Cathryn Fox is a wife, mom, sister, daughter, aunt and friend. She loves dogs, sunny weather, anything chocolate (she never says no to a brownie) pizza and red wine. Cathryn lives in beautiful Nova Scotia with her husband, who is convinced he can turn her into a mixed martial arts fan. When not writing, Cathryn can be found Skyping with her son living in Seattle (could he have moved any farther away?) shopping with her daughter in the city, watching a big action flick with her husband, or hanging out and laughing with friends.
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Blog Tour – Tangled in Tinsel by Trilina Pucci

🎁 𝗛𝗢𝗧 𝗡𝗘𝗪 𝗥𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗦𝗘 🎁

Tαɳɠʅҽԃ ιɳ Tιɳʂҽʅ by USA Today bestselling author Trilina Pucci is LIVE! Are you ready to celebrate the holidays Trilina style this year?  

#One-click today! 

https://mybook.to/tntamazon

✔️ Why choose

✔️ Forced proximity

✔️ Kinky rom-com

BLURB

Imagine being snowed in with four hot successful men.

P.S. they’ve all played the hero in too many of your naughtiest dreams.

​​​​​​​Problem is, you work for them and that makes them off-limits.

Except now they’re looking at you like you’re Santa’s cookies.

And they definitely want to take a bite.

Talk about making you reconsider your life choices.

These four are aiming for Santa’s naughty list and I’m pretty sure I’m getting:

Jace

Reed

Alec

…and Cole

for Christmas.

It might’ve started as a decorating job.

But it ended Tangled in Tinsel.

ADD TINSEL TO GOODREADS: https://bit.ly/TangledInTinsel-GR

 

ABOUT TRILINA PUCCI

Trilina is a USA Today Bestselling author who loves cupcakes and bourbon.

When she isn’t writing steamy love stories, she can be found devouring Netflix with her husband, Anthony, and their three kiddos. Pucci’s journey into writing started impulsively. She wanted to check off a box on her bucket list, but what began as wish-fulfillment has become incredibly fulfilling. Now she can’t see her life without her characters, her readers, and this community.

She’s known for being a trope defier, writing outside of the box and creating fictional worlds her readers never want to leave.

CONNECT WITH TRILINA PUCCI

Newsletter | Website | Amazon Author | Facebook |  Instagram | Twitter | Goodreads | BookBub | FB Readers Group | Pinterest | | TikTok

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New Release – I Love You Both So Much by J.E. Berk, Leslie McAdam, and Rachel Ember

ILYBSM by Leslie McAdam, JE Birk & Rachel Ember is now live!
https://geni.us/ILYBSM
FREE with Kindle Unlimited!

Everyone has secrets. I’ve kept some big ones from my two best friends, and I know they’ve got a few of their own. After all, Embry and Adam never told me why they stopped talking to each other the night we graduated college. For my part, I’ve never told them that I’m bi—or that I’ve been in love with both of them for years. I’m also definitely not telling them I’ve mismanaged my family’s tree farm so badly that it’s about to go out of business right before Christmas.

But when I crash off a ladder hanging up holiday lights and break my wrist, they come running like Santa’s elves. They’re both very grumpy about seeing each other again, but I can’t be sorry to finally have an excuse to get them in the same place. Wait until they find out we’re all sleeping in one bed…

At least their feud is put on hold when they discover what a mess I’ve made of my business. Soon the three of us are scrambling to pull off a Christmas miracle and save the farm. And maybe it’s the magic of the holidays, but a whole lot of feelings and long-buried truths are coming to the surface—and our friendship is starting to become something much bigger.

Will we survive the season? Or are all my dreams about to be crushed this Christmas?



ILYBSM is a sweet and steamy contemporary holiday m/m/m polyamorous romance about three former best friends. It stars Jeb, a sweetly oblivious farmer who’s the hottest mess to ever grow trees in Vermont; Embry, a mechanic who can fix any engine but not a relationship; and Adam, a graphic designer and organizational whiz who irons his sheets. It features truths that slip out thanks to homemade eggnog, a demon goat who looks fabulous in a Santa hat, and an unconventional happy ever after.

Read Kay’s Review: ILYBSM

About the Author:

Leslie McAdam is a California girl who loves romance and well-defined abs. She lives in a drafty old farmhouse on a small orange tree farm in Southern California with her husband and two small children. Leslie’s first published book, The Sun and the Moon, won a 2015 Watty, which is the world’s largest online writing competition. She’s gone on to receive additional literary awards and has been featured in multiple publications, including Cosmopolitan.com. Her books have been Top 100 Bestsellers on both Amazon and Apple Books. Leslie is employed by day but spends her nights writing about the men of your fantasies.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lesliemcadamauthor
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Blog Tour – Fumbled Love by S. Jones

🏈 NEW RELEASE 🏈

FUMBLED LOVE by S. Jones IS LIVE! 

One-click today  ➜ 

https://books2read.com/FumbledLoveSjones

What to expect: 

🏈A sweet and steamy injured quarterback

🎄Holiday-themed setting

😏Friend’s older brother

💔Unrequited love

👼 Surprise pregnancy 

BLURB

Publicly fighting with a man for an oversold airline seat—Embarrassing! 

Realizing he was the famous quarterback for the Atlanta Aarows—Awkward

Knowing he was your friend’s older brother and teenage crush but didn’t recognize

you—Humiliating. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ADD TO YOUR TBR: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/63036208-fumbled-love

ABOUT S. JONES

  S. Jones is a contemporary romance author from Upstate New York. She has a strong passion for writing and reading stories that will rip your heart out before it’s put back together again.

If she’s not buried in her writing cave, she’s usually reading or planning out her next vacation.

She loves to travel to different places and spends all her free with her husband, and two college age children.

When the weather permits, you can find her outside walking her golden retriever, or enjoying a nice cocktail by the pool. She loves cooking and entertaining for her family and friends.

When she’s not holding a glass of wine in one hand and her kindle in the other, she loves to hear from her readers at:

authorsjoneswrites@gmail.com

CONNECT WITH S. JONES:

Website | Facebook Page | Readers Group | Instagram | Amazon | Goodreads | TikTok | Newsletter  

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New Release – Fumbled Love by S. Jones

🏈 NEW RELEASE 🏈

FUMBLED LOVE by S. Jones IS LIVE! 

One-click today  ➜ 

https://books2read.com/FumbledLoveSjones

What to expect: 

🏈A sweet and steamy injured quarterback

🎄Holiday-themed setting

😏Friend’s older brother

💔Unrequited love

👼 Surprise pregnancy 

BLURB

Publicly fighting with a man for an oversold airline seat—Embarrassing! 

Realizing he was the famous quarterback for the Atlanta Aarows—Awkward

Knowing he was your friend’s older brother and teenage crush but didn’t recognize

you—Humiliating. 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ADD TO YOUR TBR: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/63036208-fumbled-love

ABOUT S. JONES

  S. Jones is a contemporary romance author from Upstate New York. She has a strong passion for writing and reading stories that will rip your heart out before it’s put back together again.

If she’s not buried in her writing cave, she’s usually reading or planning out her next vacation.

She loves to travel to different places and spends all her free with her husband, and two college age children.

When the weather permits, you can find her outside walking her golden retriever, or enjoying a nice cocktail by the pool. She loves cooking and entertaining for her family and friends.

When she’s not holding a glass of wine in one hand and her kindle in the other, she loves to hear from her readers at:

authorsjoneswrites@gmail.com

CONNECT WITH S. JONES:

Website | Facebook Page | Readers Group | Instagram | Amazon | Goodreads | TikTok | Newsletter  

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New Release – Tangled in Tinsel by Trilina Pucci

🎁 𝗛𝗢𝗧 𝗡𝗘𝗪 𝗥𝗘𝗟𝗘𝗔𝗦𝗘 🎁

Tαɳɠʅҽԃ ιɳ Tιɳʂҽʅ by USA Today bestselling author Trilina Pucci is LIVE! Are you ready to celebrate the holidays Trilina style this year?  

#One-click today! 

https://mybook.to/tntamazon

✔️ Why choose

✔️ Forced proximity

✔️ Kinky rom-com

BLURB

Imagine being snowed in with four hot successful men.

P.S. they’ve all played the hero in too many of your naughtiest dreams.

​​​​​​​Problem is, you work for them and that makes them off-limits.

Except now they’re looking at you like you’re Santa’s cookies.

And they definitely want to take a bite.

Talk about making you reconsider your life choices.

These four are aiming for Santa’s naughty list and I’m pretty sure I’m getting:

Jace

Reed

Alec

…and Cole

for Christmas.

It might’ve started as a decorating job.

But it ended Tangled in Tinsel.

ADD TINSEL TO GOODREADS: https://bit.ly/TangledInTinsel-GR

 

ABOUT TRILINA PUCCI

Trilina is a USA Today Bestselling author who loves cupcakes and bourbon.

When she isn’t writing steamy love stories, she can be found devouring Netflix with her husband, Anthony, and their three kiddos. Pucci’s journey into writing started impulsively. She wanted to check off a box on her bucket list, but what began as wish-fulfillment has become incredibly fulfilling. Now she can’t see her life without her characters, her readers, and this community.

She’s known for being a trope defier, writing outside of the box and creating fictional worlds her readers never want to leave.

CONNECT WITH TRILINA PUCCI

Newsletter | Website | Amazon Author | Facebook |  Instagram | Twitter | Goodreads | BookBub | FB Readers Group | Pinterest | | TikTok

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Blog Tour – Sneaking Around With the Player by Rebecca Jenshak

Sneaking Around with the Player by Rebecca Jenshak is now live! 

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

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

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

Apple Books: https://apple.co/3TctV7i

Nook: https://bit.ly/3ekUl7X

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

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

Add to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/3em4aSY

Read Kay’s Review: Sneaking Around With the Player

Meet Rebecca

Rebecca Jenshak is a USA Today bestselling author of new adult and sports romance. She writes sexy, feel-good stories with lots of swoon-worthy moments.

Rebecca lives in Arizona. When she isn’t writing, you can find her cheering on local sports teams, hanging out with friends and family, or curled up with a good book.

Sign up for her newsletter to be notified of new releases: https://rebeccajenshak.com/newsletter/

Connect with Rebecca

Website: https://www.rebeccajenshak.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16681160.Rebecca_Jenshak

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Rebecca-Jenshak/e/B074F258NP/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rebeccajenshak

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Review – Shut Out by Cathryn Fox

Shut Out; Scotia Storms #5
(An interconnected standalone within a series)

Publication Date: December 13, 2022

Genre/Tropes: New Adult/Small Town/Friends-to-Lovers/Holiday Romance

Author: Cathryn Fox

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Ryan and Alysha might just top my favorite couple in this series!! I was not expecting Ryan to be so gosh darn sweet, but holy moly…that boy is off the charts amazing!!

This couple connected on every possible level between their silly humor, chemistry, future ambitions, down to earth sensibilities, they just plain clicked and it made the story fly by.

Alysha goes home with Ryan during the Christmas holiday, avoiding her parents and boyfriend was a major factor, but also because she hurt her ankle and traveling the long distance home was nearly impossible.

While Alysha’s always been attracted to Ryan, she’s never acted on it, she’s had a long time boyfriend and has always been faithful. That is until he makes an ultimatum; come home for Christmas or else they are through. She takes the ultimatum and for the first time in her life feels free. That should tell her something right there, especially when her next impulse is to give into her long time feelings for Ryan and they embark on a holiday fling. You go girl!!

Ryan’s love for his family, his hometown, and pride for where he comes from is magnetic and it’s no wonder Alysha falls so easily. The hard part is making him believe in the magic of himself when it comes to something long term with Alysha, but Christmas is right around the corner and wishes happen….right?

Alysha and Ryan just shine on the page making this a truly feel good story that happens to be coming out at the perfect time for the holidays.

Synopsis:
He’s as tough as nails on the ice, but off the rink, he’s a potato farmer from Prince Edward Island who knows exactly what he wants.

What he wants is me. A rich girl from the Hamptons who’s practically engaged.

When I find out my boyfriend is going to propose when I go home for the holidays, I do the only thing I can do. Run the other way.

That’s right, I’m a coward.

Thanks to an injury the night of our college’s holiday production, I have the perfect excuse to stay in hiding. Ryan drives me to his farm on the island to care for me, but the tension between us is explosive. Still, we keep our distance until my boyfriend gives me an ultimatum that ends our relationship.

Soon enough, Ryan and I are finding ways to warm our bodies during the cold winter nights, but when I start getting conflicting messages from his family and friends, I am no longer sure what Ryan wants.

When I get the answer wrong, and tragically hurt the guy I’ve fallen for, I’m not sure we can ever find our way back to happily ever after.

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Review – I Love You Both So Much by Leslie McAdam and

I Love You Both So Much
(standalone)

Publication Date: December 10, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Friends-to-Lovers/Holiday/MMM Romance/Menage

Author: J.E. Birk and Leslie McAdam and Rachel Ember

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
High steam, super sweet, best friends to lovers, holiday romance.

Jeb is one of the cutest, most adorable male characters I’ve read in awhile. He has this wholesome, naive, freshness about him that made him extremely likeable. Although I suppose, therein was the problem…if you want to call it that. Jeb was stuck in the middle of a feud between his best friends, Adam and Emery. Neither Adam nor Emery wanted to give up their friendship with Jeb because he truly is the nicest guy you ever would meet, but being stubborn as all get out, neither guy wanted to know about their existing friendship with Jeb because they are still bitter about something that blew up in their own past. It’s complicated and pretty much gives Jeb an ulcer every time they visit. Sound the alert!! Both Adam and Emery are headed Jeb’s way, but this time Jeb plans to fix what is broken.

You see, Jeb is the glue that holds their friendship together. That is very clear through the entire book. His sweet disposition is hard not to like, but the other two, while stubborn, okay, they also have great qualities, especially once we get past their….well, pasts. But back to sweet Jebbie…he might be more than just glue that holds the three of them together and holy hotness….Jeb, Adam, and Emery all coming together – wink, wink – is seriously hot!!

ILYBSM is sweet, super, super steamy, and filled with a bit of small town holiday magic that made this book a total joy to read. I loved slipping back and forth between the characters, the text messages, the past and present, meeting all of the colorful characters, and even the crazy goat made this entire story entertaining.

Now, I can I talk more about Jeb…..LOL😍

Synopsis:
A Holiday M/M/M Romance

Everyone has secrets. I’ve kept some big ones from my two best friends, and I know they’ve got a few of their own. After all, Embry and Adam never told me why they stopped talking to each other the night we graduated college. For my part, I’ve never told them that I’m bi—or that I’ve been in love with both of them for years. I’m also definitely not telling them I’ve mismanaged my family’s tree farm so badly that it’s about to go out of business right before Christmas.

But when I crash off a ladder hanging up holiday lights and break my wrist, they come running like Santa’s elves. They’re both very grumpy about seeing each other again, but I can’t be sorry to finally have an excuse to get them in the same place. Wait until they find out we’re all sleeping in one bed…

At least their feud is put on hold when they discover what a mess I’ve made of my business. Soon the three of us are scrambling to pull off a Christmas miracle and save the farm. And maybe it’s the magic of the holidays, but a whole lot of feelings and long-buried truths are coming to the surface—and our friendship is starting to become something much bigger.

Will we survive the season? Or are all my dreams about to be crushed this Christmas?

ILYBSM is a sweet and steamy contemporary holiday m/m/m polyamorous romance about three former best friends. It stars Jeb, a sweetly oblivious farmer who’s the hottest mess to ever grow trees in Vermont; Embry, a mechanic who can fix any engine but not a relationship; and Adam, a graphic designer and organizational whiz who irons his sheets. It features truths that slip out thanks to homemade eggnog, a demon goat who looks fabulous in a Santa hat, and an unconventional happy ever after.

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New Release – Sneaking Around With the Player by Rebecca Jenshak

Sneaking Around with the Player by Rebecca Jenshak is now live! 

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

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

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

Apple Books: https://apple.co/3TctV7i

Nook: https://bit.ly/3ekUl7X

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

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

Add to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/3em4aSY

Read Kay’s Review: Sneaking Around With the Player

Meet Rebecca

Rebecca Jenshak is a USA Today bestselling author of new adult and sports romance. She writes sexy, feel-good stories with lots of swoon-worthy moments.

Rebecca lives in Arizona. When she isn’t writing, you can find her cheering on local sports teams, hanging out with friends and family, or curled up with a good book.

Sign up for her newsletter to be notified of new releases: https://rebeccajenshak.com/newsletter/

Connect with Rebecca

Website: https://www.rebeccajenshak.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16681160.Rebecca_Jenshak

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Rebecca-Jenshak/e/B074F258NP/

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Review – Tangled in Tinsel by Trilina Pucci

Tangled in Tinsel
(Standalone)

Publication Date: December 8, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Holiday/Romantic Comedy/Reverse Harem Romance

Author: Trilina Pucci

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Tangled in Tinsel was the perfect blend of hilarity mixed with dirty naked times. One moment I was laughing at Samantha’s antics and word vomit and the very next I was fanning myself over the super steamy dirtiness of Sam with her four men.

This absolutely perfect, holiday-why choose romance, had me laughing so hard in between my face completely flaming up over the wonderful nakkey times that it was total toss up over which aspect I enjoyed more.

Trilina captured all the awkwardness in jumping into a menage-capade on what goes where and who does what and what happens when, especially when it involves an overthinker. I couldn’t have loved Samantha more for all of her racing thoughts that made for several LOL moments. What made it even better were the men that surrounded her and their unique traits that either soothed her, brought out her sinful side, her playfulness, or incited her desires. Each man was unique and it was impossible to choose my favorite, so I understand Sam’s situation when she gets snowed in with them, I’d also jump in and take them all. Yum.

Synopsis:
Imagine being snowed in with four hot successful men.
P.S. they’ve all played the hero in too many of your naughtiest dreams.
​​​​​​​Problem is, you work for them, and that makes them off-limits.
Except now they’re looking at you like you’re Santa’s cookies.
And they definitely want to take a bite.
Talk about making you reconsider your life choices.
These four are aiming for Santa’s naughty list, and I’m pretty sure I’m getting:
Jace
Reed
Alec
…and Cole
for Christmas.
It might’ve started as a decorating job.
But it ended Tangled in Tinsel.

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New Release – The Fake Holidate by Amie Knight

Title: The Fake Holidate
Author: Amie Knight
Genre: Christmas Romance Novella
Release Date: December 1, 2022
BLURB
The holidays are all merry and bright…
Until your sister decides to marry your ex—on Christmas.
Now I’m heading home to Sugar Mountain for this nightmare of a wedding.
To make matters worse, my work nemesis somehow convinced me to bring him as my date.
He’s grumpy and rude—the most infuriating man on the planet. Honestly, forget decking the halls, I’d rather deck him in the face.
It doesn’t help that he’s unbelievably handsome. But he hates me, or so I thought.
Until one fake date changes everything.
Even my family can’t help but fall for his charms.
He’s blurring lines, confusing things.
Making me want to jingle his bells.
I don’t know what’s going to happen after this trip.
All I’m sure of is, faking nice has never felt this naughty.
PURCHASE LINKS
99c for a limited time!
AMAZON US / UK / CA / AU
Free in Kindle Unlimited
AUTHOR BIO
USA Today bestselling author Amie Knight has been a reader for as long as she can remember and a romance lover since she could get her hands on her momma’s books. She’s a dedicated wife and mother with a deep love of music, makeup, and house plants. When she isn’t reading and writing, you can catch her jamming out in the car with her two kids and husband to ’90s R&B, country, and show tunes. Amie draws inspiration from her childhood in Columbia, South Carolina, and can’t imagine living anywhere other than the South.
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Blog Tour – Once Upon a Sexy Scrooge by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine

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

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

Too bad all that makes me want to gag.

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

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

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

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

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

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Meet Ella   

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

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

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

Connect with Ella

Website: www.ellafrank.com

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Meet Brooke

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

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

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New Release – Once Upon a Sexy Scrooge by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine

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

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

Too bad all that makes me want to gag.

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

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

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

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

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

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Meet Ella   

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

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

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

Connect with Ella

Website: www.ellafrank.com

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

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ella.frank.31/

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

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Newsletter signup: https://ellafrank.com/newsletter/

Meet Brooke

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

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

Connect with Brooke

Website: http://www.brookeblaine.com/

Amazon: http://amzn.to/1i2g15S

Facebook: www.facebook.com/BrookeBlaine.Writer

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

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New Release – The Holidate Season Anthology

It’s the season for gift giving!

Six FREE standalone holiday short stories!

Get Sleighed by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

When my ex dumped me right before Christmas, I was left with a luxury, all-expense paid trip for two to Cabo – a
private jet and all. Somehow, my best friend roped me into giving away the other half of the trip as a contest prize on her podcast.

Kelly won the “World’s Worst Dump Story.” She and I didn’t meet until we arrived at the airport, which was when I discovered she was actually a he.

Apparently we’d forgotten to include open to women only
in the rules. My trip to Cabo started as a disaster, but as time went on Kelly and I grew close. Until someone unexpectedly showed up…

Christmas in Birdville by Jewel E. Ann

Henry Bechtel’s mom is coming home for Christmas. Only, he lost the family house in a game of poker. Days before his mom’s arrival, he meets the new owner and seizes the opportunity to coerce her into letting him move back “home” for the
holidays. What he doesn’t know is that she has questionable motives, too.

The Lucky One by Sarina Bowen

Finnish hockey player Ivo Halla is new in town. He can’t speak the language, he can’t understand the coach.

Life is hell until he walks into an Italian cafe (thank God “pizza” is the same in Finnish and English) and falls for the waitress. He’d better learn the language soon, or she won’t agree to date him…

First Holiday

by Katee Robert

After a year of turmoil, Hades and Persephone prepare for their first holiday together.

A Cloverleigh Farms Christmas by Melanie Harlow

Christmas Eve at Cloverleigh
Farms is even more exciting this year, thanks to a blizzard, a power outage, and a baby that wants to make a dramatic entrance.

Catch up with the beloved Sawyer family and find out what happens when Meg and Noah’s bundle of joy gives the family a wonderful–and sudden–reason to celebrate!

Have Yourself a Grumpy Little Christmas by Pippa Grant

Trevor Stafford hates Christmas. But his best friend’s little sister, whom he stupidly agreed to take in as a temporary roommate when she got a new nannying gig down the street from him, loves it.

She’s turning his house into a freaking winter wonderland of bad memories.

But the bigger problem?

He’s had a crush on her for years, and there’s no amount of annoying holiday cheer that can cure him of his attraction. If anything, watching her in her natural element is making it worse.

What’s a grump to do when the last thing he ever wanted is suddenly the only thing
he needs?

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Review – Sneaking Around with the Player by Rebecca Jenshak

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

Publication Date: December 6, 2022

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

Author: Rebecca Jenshak

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

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

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

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

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

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Blog Tour – The Joy of Us by Kennedy Fox

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

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


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

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The Joy of Us

Love in Isolation, #6

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The Joy of Us is now available on all retailers!

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

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


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

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Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, Year of Reviews - 2022

Review – The Joy of Us by Kennedy Fox

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

Publication Date: November 22, 2022

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

Author: Kennedy Fox

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Review – Once Upon a Sexy Scrooge by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine

Once Upon a Sexy Scrooge
(Standalone)

Publication Date: November 29, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Small Town/Enemies-to-Lovers/Holiday/MM Romance

Author: Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
Imagine if the Hallmark channel had a slightly dirtier side…this is exactly where this book would fall. Once Upon a Sexy Scrooge has ALL the magic of the holiday season, but rubbed down with the dirty writing that I love reading from this writing duo.

Maxwell Scott has no love for Christmas. Zero, zilch, nada. He is the Grinch and Scrooge all rolled into one hot man. To nail that point home, right before Christmas he approaches Micah Noble and his family, who own a Christmas tree farm, about the deal to buy their land, but Maxwell doesn’t quite understand why they won’t sell. Did he miss the Christmas part of the whole thing? No, he really dislikes this holiday. Unluckily or perhaps luckily for him, he gets snowed in when he drives out for a visit and is then forced to enjoy Christmas with the Nobles. Maxwell might just discover what all that magic of the holiday is about, while meeting the perfect lumberjack of his dreams to boot.

Micah and Maxwell couldn’t be more different from one another, but that only made this book adorably funny while Max grouches around and Micah gets a twinkle in his eye about it. I’ll admit there were times that I wanted to smack the Scrooge right out of Max, but there were also times that I could sympathize with the Grinch that lived inside of him too. I think we all have those moments which made this book perfect for this time of year.

It’s a short, sweet with the right amount of spice, holiday book that will warm you all over.

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

Too bad all that makes me want to gag.

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

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

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

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

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

A sweet and sexy m/m holiday romance coming soon from USA TODAY Bestselling Authors Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine..

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Review – The Fake Holidate by Amie Knight

The Fake Holidate
(Standalone)

Publication Date: December 1, 2022

Genre/Tropes: Small Town/Office/Holiday/Fake Dating Romance

Author: Amie Knight

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:
This holiday novella deserves ALL the mistletoe kisses for how perfect it was!!

Considering The Fake Holidate was a short read it packed in chemistry, adorable animals, quirky characters, a page-turning storyline, and holiday cheer. It is the perfect holiday story to read while sitting by the fire with a hot cup of hot cocoa.

Clover is invited back home for her sister’s wedding, right before Christmas. To make matters worse, her sister is marrying her ex-boyfriend who cheated on her with said sister, only last year. Merry Friggin Christmas to her. While Clover really doesn’t want to go to the wedding, she really doesn’t want to go alone, but that is when Nick – her co-worker – who she thought hated her, offered himself up as tribute. Maybe he doesn’t hate her as much as she thought??

While Clover can’t figure out Nick and why he wants to come to her nightmare, it doesn’t take long to appreciate his presence and then really, really appreciate his naked torso and soft lips and what is with the hand holding?? Okay, so she isn’t really sure how the fake boyfriend turned into making her stomach flutter and twist and turn so much, but it’s possible that there could be more to Nick than she originally thought.

This book is adorable and sweet with just the right amount of spice for the holiday season. I really loved Sugar Mountain and the cast of characters Knight brought to this world.

Synopsis:
The holidays are all merry and bright…
Until your sister decides to marry your ex—on Christmas.
Now I’m heading home to Sugar Mountain for this nightmare of a wedding.
To make matters worse, my work nemesis somehow convinced me to bring him as my date.
He’s grumpy and rude—the most infuriating man on the planet. Honestly, forget decking the halls, I’d rather deck him in the face.
It doesn’t help that he’s unbelievably handsome. But he hates me, or so I thought.
Until one fake date changes everything.
Even my family can’t help but fall for his charms.
He’s blurring lines, confusing things.
Making me want to jingle his bells.
I don’t know what’s going to happen after this trip.
All I’m sure of is, faking nice has never felt this naughty.

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New Release- The Christmas Collection by Sam Mariano

The Christmas Collection by Sam Mariano is LIVE!

Release Date: November 17th

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About the book:

The complete Sam Mariano Christmas romance collection

An invitation to a Christmas ball changes everything for hopelessly devoted office assistant Georgia and her handsome but emotionally unavailable boss. He didn’t set out to make her fall in love with him, and she didn’t set out to make him jealous enough to sabotage all of her potential relationships, but that’s where these two lovebirds find themselves in Wrapped in Red.

In How the Hitman Stole Christmas, charmingly crazy mafia hitman Jasper Harding finds himself in need of a date to take home for the holidays. Autumn finds herself stranded on the side of the road in a city she’s never been to with a car full of presents for a family that isn’t hers. Love at first sight? No. Love at first kidnapping? You’ll have to read to find out!

And for fans of teacher-student romance, Noelle’s frighteningly hot teacher has his eye on her—in fact, he can’t seem to take them off her. When this ruthless rule-breaker decides to force his star pupil to take some unnecessary “private tutoring” lessons with him after school, he might be the one who learns a thing or two. Co-written with Isabella Starling, Mistletoe Kisses is a scrumptious forbidden holiday romance that will melt your panties… and your heart.

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Sam Mariano writes the books she wants to read. She loves edgy, twisty romantic reads with complicated characters you’re left thinking about long after you turn the last page. Her favorite thing about indie publishing is the ability to play by your own rules! If she isn’t reading one of the thousands of books on her to-read list, writing her next book, or playing with her adorable daughter… actually, that’s about all she has time for these days. Feel free to find her on Facebook or Instagram—she loves hearing from her readers!

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Blog Tour – A Very Merry Margarita Mix-Up by Brittanee Nicole

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They say don’t kiss your best friend. I accidentally kissed her twin sister.

Jules and Hailey Milsom couldn’t be more different. Except they’re identical twins.

One is my best friend. The other is the new girl in town, searching for a family she never knew existed.

It’s just my luck that when I finally make a move on my best friend, I share the best kiss of my life with a stranger.

Any sane person would realize this is hopeless. But when the red-haired beauty needs a reason to stay in Bristol, I double down and try to make every one of her Christmas dreams come true.

And I kiss her…again and again.

But the one thing she really wants, a relationship with her twin, may be the one Christmas wish I can’t deliver.

And this mix-up may be nothing more than a mistake.

Authors Note: A Very Merry Margarita Mix-Up is a steamy interconnected standalone that features a cinnamon roll firefighter, a sweet baker, small town shenanigans and all the Christmas joy your heart can handle.

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ABOUT BRITTANEE NICOLE: 

Brittanee is an author who lives in Rhode Island with her husband and two children. Her town is a character in itself in all of her books. 

When she is not writing she enjoys spending time outdoors by the water with her children, reading at the beach or by the pool (or really anywhere), dancing with her friends, singing Karaoke, spinning, bike riding and boating. 

Some of her favorite authors are Sophia Kinsella, Elin Hilderbrand, Liane Moriarty, Mary Higgins Clark, Meghan Quinn, Daphne Elliott, Amy Alves, Claire Kingsley, Melanie Harlow, Christina Lauren, Sally Thorne and Sarah Adams. (Clearly, she has a problem and can’t pick favorites.)

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New Release – A Very Merry Margarita Mix-Up by Brittanee Nicole

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One-click today!

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BLURB

They say don’t kiss your best friend. I accidentally kissed her twin sister.

Jules and Hailey Milsom couldn’t be more different. Except they’re identical twins.

One is my best friend. The other is the new girl in town, searching for a family she never knew existed.

It’s just my luck that when I finally make a move on my best friend, I share the best kiss of my life with a stranger.

Any sane person would realize this is hopeless. But when the red-haired beauty needs a reason to stay in Bristol, I double down and try to make every one of her Christmas dreams come true.

And I kiss her…again and again.

But the one thing she really wants, a relationship with her twin, may be the one Christmas wish I can’t deliver.

And this mix-up may be nothing more than a mistake.

Authors Note: A Very Merry Margarita Mix-Up is a steamy interconnected standalone that features a cinnamon roll firefighter, a sweet baker, small town shenanigans and all the Christmas joy your heart can handle.

ADD TO YOUR TBR: https://bit.ly/AVMMMU-GR 

ABOUT BRITTANEE NICOLE: 

Brittanee is an author who lives in Rhode Island with her husband and two children. Her town is a character in itself in all of her books. 

When she is not writing she enjoys spending time outdoors by the water with her children, reading at the beach or by the pool (or really anywhere), dancing with her friends, singing Karaoke, spinning, bike riding and boating. 

Some of her favorite authors are Sophia Kinsella, Elin Hilderbrand, Liane Moriarty, Mary Higgins Clark, Meghan Quinn, Daphne Elliott, Amy Alves, Claire Kingsley, Melanie Harlow, Christina Lauren, Sally Thorne and Sarah Adams. (Clearly, she has a problem and can’t pick favorites.)

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Cover Reveal – The Fake HoliDate by Amie Knight

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🎄Office Romance
🦌Enemies-to-Lovers
🎄Forced Proximity
🦌Fake Dating
🎄All of the Holiday Vibes

The Fake Holidate

The holidays are all merry and bright…
Until your sister decides to marry your ex—on Christmas.
Now I’m heading home to Sugar Mountain for this nightmare of a wedding.
To make matters worse, my work nemesis somehow convinced me to bring him as my date.
He’s grumpy and rude—the most infuriating man on the planet. Honestly, forget decking the halls, I’d rather deck him in the face.
It doesn’t help that he’s unbelievably handsome. But he hates me, or so I thought.
Until one fake date changes everything.
Even my family can’t help but fall for his charms.
He’s blurring lines, confusing things.
Making me want to jingle his bells.
I don’t know what’s going to happen after this trip.
All I’m sure of is, faking nice has never felt this naughty.

 
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About Amie Knight
Amie Knight has been a reader for as long as she could remember and a romance lover since she could get her hands on her momma’s books. A dedicated wife and mother with a love of music and makeup, she won’t ever be seen leaving the house without her eyebrows and eyelashes done just right. When she isn’t reading and writing, you can catch her jamming out in the car with her two kids to ’90s R&B, country, and showtunes. Amie draws inspiration from her childhood in Columbia, South Carolina, and can’t imagine living anywhere other than the South.

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