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

New Release – The Sweetest Thing by Maya Hughes

NEW RELEASE

Title: The Sweetest Thing
Series: SWANK #2
Author: Maya Hughes
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 1, 2021

ABOUT


Goldilocks has gotten a bit off track. I found her in my room, my bathroom and my bathtub to be precise.

Sabrina Mason is my new roommate. My new unwelcome roommate. Not that I have a say about it since I’m babysitting my Grandma’s apartment, which means Sabrina’s here to stay. But we’d agreed my room was off limits.

It’s bad enough my nightmares are getting worse, but having her around me makes holding it together. Her smell, smart mouth and sexy a–anyway. I can’t let her get under my skin although it might be too late. In her sloppy bun and pajamas curled up on the couch, she’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. But a relationship isn’t what I need right now.

It’s hard to remember that when she’s glowering at me when I’m being an ass. We’re forced to live together for only a few more month, I can hold out until I can’t.

She’s in my bathtub and she’s not telling me to leave. So I ask the question, “do you want me to go?”

And I’m shocked as hell when her answer isn’t ‘no’.


Check out the playlist on Spotifyhttps://bit.ly/SWANKB00K2

ORDER NOW!

Amazon Exclusive http://mybook.to/TheSweetestThing
Read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited
ADD TO YOUR GOODREADS TBR https://bit.ly/SWANKBook2

 

START The Series with THE PROPOSAL!
Amazon Exclusive mybook.to/SWANKTheProposal
FREE with Kindle Unlimited

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WHAT READERS ARE SAYING!

Hunter and Sabrina serve the absolute best hate/roommates trope ever.” – Susana, Goodreads


“Once again Maya never misses.” – Yesenia, Goodreads

“. Hunter and Sabrina’s story had me laughing out loud and their chemistry was off the charts!!” – its.gottabethebooks

🍭 EXCERPT 🍭


He set his blazer down on the counter and slipped off his cuff links. “You don’t need to hop out.”

Goose bumps rose on my whole body, tightening my flesh even in the warm bath. “I don’t?”

“Only if you want to.” He stared at me, and there was a flicker in his eyes like he’d made a decision.

My stomach flipped, straight into a back handspring. “I don’t?”

The corner of his lips lifted. “Was that a question?” He rolled his sleeve from the cuff, folding the pressed white fabric higher up his arm, exposing the tanned and sinewy forearms. Veins, tendons, muscle.

“No. I just got in, but I wasn’t expecting an audience.” Had the heat kicked on? Because my skin not submerged in the water didn’t feel the slightest bit chilled. It felt closer to super-heated as his gaze swept over me.

“You’re driving me absolutely crazy.”

Standing beside the tub, towering over me, he could see my body beneath the water.

A shiver skated along my skin.

“In a good way?” My body was on high alert, vibrating in a wanton way where the water teased and taunted body parts like I wanted his fingers to.

“In the worst way.” He finished with his second sleeve, never taking his eyes off me. Eyes blazing with a carnal passion that sent shock waves through me. “Do you want me to leave?”

AUTHOR BIO

Maya Hughes, that’s me!, can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.

I love writing stories that capture the possibilities of the paths less travelled and enjoy experiencing life through my characters’ eyes.

I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe, traveling with my family and Jeff Goldblum. 

AUTHOR LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/mayahughes

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mayahugheswrites

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

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/maya-hughes

#THOLY #mayahughes #newrelease #comingsoon #sportsromance #closeproximity #bookshelf #romancereaders

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

Review – The Sweetest Thing by Maya Hughes

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The Sweetest Thing; SWANK #2 
(A standalone within a series)

Publication Date: July 1, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Roommates-to-Lovers/Contemporary Romance

Author: Maya Hughes

Review Rating: 4.5 Gold Stars4.5 stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

A back and forth banter with lots of high and lows. Sabrina is a girl down on her luck and Hunter is a man completely closed off to pretty much everything so having someone move into his personal space is HUGE!! This new addition to the SWANK world brings it all; laughs, emotions, and tie ins to Maya’s other worlds.

Sabrina begins this book with her down-on-her-luck, really needs a helping hand, hates where her life has landed, but made me chuckle at it all – because haven’t we all been there. Wearing our worst outfit, no makeup, hair in a disarray, and that’s when you see someone you never wanted to see. That, in a nutshell, is Sabrina’s opening and I loved every moment of it.

Hunter, on the other hand, has never lived with anyone. No roommates in college, no roommates after college, no sleepovers with women, nothing , nada. Granted, he’s not a slob, or any such thing, he just has other issues. He is a man full of issues, but when his grandmother says he’s getting a roommate (after all it is her apartment he’s living in) he really can’t say no.

As a huge fan of Maya’s books my favorite parts were when characters from other worlds stepped in or were mentioned, afterall, SWANK deals with entertainment whether it is with sports, music, weddings, or hosting large events. The whole concept of SWANK works well as a tie in to lots of her other books and it brings me great joy every single time they crossover.

Hunter and Sabrina bicker and banter through most of the book, so it’s a slow burn for sure. Hunter has never really allowed anyone in, his friends included, so allowing Sabrina in is a huge step indead.

I would have loved to see Hunter break down some of his walls a little earlier, but that is just my personal preference. Sabrina is cute and quirky and I adore quirkiness and creativity in anyone, so I was rooting for her from the very get go.

4.5 stars overall due to Hunter not fangirling over Sabrina like I did.

Synopsis:

Goldilocks has gotten a bit off track. I found her in my room, my bathroom and my bathtub to be precise.

Sabrina Mason is my new roommate. My new unwelcome roommate. Not that I have a say about it since I’m babysitting my Grandma’s apartment, which means Sabrina’s here to stay. But we’d agreed my room was off limits.

It’s bad enough my nightmares are getting worse, but having her around me makes holding it together. Her smell, smart mouth and sexy a–anyway. I can’t let her get under my skin although it might be too late. In her sloppy bun and pajamas curled up on the couch, she’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. But a relationship isn’t what I need right now.

It’s hard to remember that when she’s glowering at me when I’m being an ass. We’re forced to live together for only a few more month, I can hold out until I can’t.

She’s in my bathtub and she’s not telling me to leave. So I ask the question, “do you want me to go?”
And I’m shocked as hell when her answer isn’t ‘no’.

Sabrina Mason has invaded my apartment, my life and now my dreams.

My new roommate is hiding secrets and I should know, I have more than one or two up my sleeve.

I want to discover them all and I know when I do, it will be the sweetest thing.

Each SWANK book is part of a series, but they can each be read as standalones.

The Proposal (SWANK, #1) by Maya Hughes The Proposal (SWANK, #1)
https://www.goodreads.com/the_proposal
The Sweetest Thing (SWANK, #2) by Maya Hughes The Sweetest Thing (SWANK, #2)
https://www.goodreads.com/the_sweetest_thing
The Engagement (SWANK, #3) by Maya Hughes The Engagement (SWANK, #3)
https://www.goodreads.com/the_engagement
The Wedding Playbook (SWANK, #4) by Maya Hughes The Wedding Playbook (SWANK, #4)
https://www.goodreads.com/wedding_playbook

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Cover Reveal - 2021, New Releases

Cover Reveal – The Sweetest Thing by Maya Hughes

COVER REVEAL

Title: The Sweetest Thing
Series: SWANK #2
Author: Maya Hughes
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: July 1, 2021

ABOUT


Goldilocks has gotten a bit off track. I found her in my room, my bathroom and my bathtub to be precise.

Sabrina Mason is my new roommate. My new unwelcome roommate. Not that I have a say about it since I’m babysitting my Grandma’s apartment, which means Sabrina’s here to stay. But we’d agreed my room was off limits.

It’s bad enough my nightmares are getting worse, but having her around me makes holding it together. Her smell, smart mouth and sexy a–anyway. I can’t let her get under my skin although it might be too late. In her sloppy bun and pajamas curled up on the couch, she’s the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen. But a relationship isn’t what I need right now.

It’s hard to remember that when she’s glowering at me when I’m being an ass. We’re forced to live together for only a few more month, I can hold out until I can’t.

She’s in my bathtub and she’s not telling me to leave. So I ask the question, “do you want me to go?”

And I’m shocked as hell when her answer isn’t ‘no’.


Check out the playlist on Spotifyhttps://bit.ly/SWANKB00K2

PREORDER
Amazon Exclusive mybook.to/TheSweetestThing
ADD TO YOUR GOODREADS TBR https://bit.ly/SWANKBook2

 

START The Series with THE PROPOSAL!
Amazon Exclusive mybook.to/SWANKTheProposal
FREE with Kindle Unlimited

AUTHOR BIO

Maya Hughes, that’s me!, can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.

I love writing stories that capture the possibilities of the paths less travelled and enjoy experiencing life through my characters’ eyes.

I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe, traveling with my family and Jeff Goldblum. 

AUTHOR LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/mayahughes

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mayahugheswrites

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

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/maya-hughes

#THOLY #mayahughes #newrelease #comingsoon #sportsromance #secondchance #bookshelf #romancereaders

Blog Tour - 2021, Contemporary Romance, Excerpt/Teaser Share, Year in Releases - 2021, Year of Reviews - 2021

Blog Tour – The Hate of Loving You by Maya Hughes

NEW RELEASE

Title: The Hate Of Loving You

Series: Falling Trilogy #3

Author: Maya Hughes

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Najla Qamber

Release Date: May 6, 2021

NOW LIVE

Amazon Exclusive mybook.to/AmazonTHOLY
Read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited

The Hate of Loving You (Falling Trilogy Book 3) by [Maya Hughes]

BLURB


Six years ago, in the dead of night, I woke up to a cold bed and an even colder future without her.

I would’ve followed her anywhere and she left.

I thought I’d moved on and left all she meant to me behind. But a first love is never easy to forget. Even harder when I once felt our love is inevitable–inescapable. And I’ve been proven right once again.

One night brings us back together and derails our lives. We’re sent on a collision course with a future apart and even scarier–a future together. I’m back basking in the warm glow of her gaze and burning with the unquenchable fire of her touch.

We’ve walked this path before and our shattered hearts have been pieced back together. As easy as it would be to run again, I can’t stop wanting her.

This is our final chance to have what we’ve always wanted–each other. Or it’ll be our ruin.

The final book in the Fulton U universe sports romance, Falling trilogy.

Check out the playlist on Spotifyhttp://bit.ly/THOLY

START The Trilogy – THE ART OF FALLING FOR YOU
Amazon Exclusive
https://amzn.to/32aAA9g
FREE with Kindle Unlimited

ORDER BOOK 2  in the FALLING trilogy – THE SIN OF KISSING YOU
Amazon getbook.at/AmazonTSOKY

PREORDER BOOK 3  in the FALLING trilogy – THE HATE OF LOVING YOU
Amazon mybook.to/AmazonTHOLY

ADD TO YOUR TBR!
THE ART OF FALLING FOR YOU (Book 1) https://bit.ly/TAFFYGR
THE SIN OF KISSING YOU (Book 2)
http://bit.ly/GRTSOKY
THE HATE OF LOVING YOU (Book 3) http://bit.ly/GRTHOLY

EXCERPT


Passing through the black curtain to the cordoned off area, I couldn’t help myself. Barely looking past my shoulder, I stole a glance at her.

A squadron of people surrounded her, a lot like the first time I’d seen her backstage in a sea of suits.

And just like before, she found me through their heads and our gazes collided.

A glimmer of a smile quirked the edges of her lips.

It was all I let myself have before disappearing behind the cloak of fabric headed to the after party.

Keeping the auction winners entertained helped occupy my mind, but my thoughts always came back to Bay, especially while they were off getting pictures taken with Without Grey.

A gentle hand landed on my shoulder. “Look at you, cleaning up way better than you have any right to.”

I glanced down only a few inches for once, due to her five-inch heels, taking in the spitfire who’d made all Bay’s dreams come true. And taken her away from me.

Those dueling emotions warred in my chest. “Hey, Maddy.”

“Good to see you, Keyton.” She raised up on her toes even when I stooped down to hug her. She kissed my cheek and leaned against the surprisingly sparsely populated backstage bar where I’d asked the bartender for a bottle and some glasses. “Did you see the show?” Her gaze flicked to the black curtained doorway.

“I saw her.”

Some of the tension evaporated from her pose. “You did?”

“I did. We’re having coffee tomorrow.”

“That’s great. Amazing.” Her smile lit up neon-sign bright before dimming a hint. She stood straighter, smoothing her hands down a more relaxed look than she’d worn the last time I saw her. “I know things…I know things between you two were…unresolved.”

“I think her letter came through loud and clear.” Like a cannon ball to the chest.

“She—” Maddy pinched her lips together. “Never mind.” She exhaled on what sounded like a ghost of a laugh like some inside joke had been told that I wasn’t privy to. “It’s for you two to figure out. If there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s that no one can force two people to sort through their past before they’re ready.”

AUTHOR BIO

Maya Hughes, that’s me!, can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.

I love writing stories that capture the possibilities of the paths less travelled and enjoy experiencing life through my characters’ eyes.

I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe, traveling with my family and Jeff Goldblum. 

Maya Hughes

AUTHOR LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/mayahughes

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mayahugheswrites

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

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/maya-hughes

#THOLY  #mayahughes #newrelease #secondchancelove #sportsromance #forgiveness #secondchance #bookshelf #romancereaders

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

New Release – The Hate of Loving You by Maya Hughes

NEW RELEASE

Title: The Hate Of Loving You

Series: Falling Trilogy #3

Author: Maya Hughes

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Najla Qamber

Release Date: May 6, 2021

NOW LIVE

Amazon Exclusive mybook.to/AmazonTHOLY
Read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited

The Hate of Loving You (Falling Trilogy Book 3) by [Maya Hughes]

BLURB


Six years ago, in the dead of night, I woke up to a cold bed and an even colder future without her.

I would’ve followed her anywhere and she left.

I thought I’d moved on and left all she meant to me behind. But a first love is never easy to forget. Even harder when I once felt our love is inevitable–inescapable. And I’ve been proven right once again.

One night brings us back together and derails our lives. We’re sent on a collision course with a future apart and even scarier–a future together. I’m back basking in the warm glow of her gaze and burning with the unquenchable fire of her touch.

We’ve walked this path before and our shattered hearts have been pieced back together. As easy as it would be to run again, I can’t stop wanting her.

This is our final chance to have what we’ve always wanted–each other. Or it’ll be our ruin.

The final book in the Fulton U universe sports romance, Falling trilogy.

Check out the playlist on Spotifyhttp://bit.ly/THOLY

START The Trilogy – THE ART OF FALLING FOR YOU
Amazon Exclusive
https://amzn.to/32aAA9g
FREE with Kindle Unlimited

ORDER BOOK 2  in the FALLING trilogy – THE SIN OF KISSING YOU
Amazon getbook.at/AmazonTSOKY

PREORDER BOOK 3  in the FALLING trilogy – THE HATE OF LOVING YOU
Amazon mybook.to/AmazonTHOLY

ADD TO YOUR TBR!
THE ART OF FALLING FOR YOU (Book 1) https://bit.ly/TAFFYGR
THE SIN OF KISSING YOU (Book 2)
http://bit.ly/GRTSOKY
THE HATE OF LOVING YOU (Book 3) http://bit.ly/GRTHOLY

EXCERPT


Passing through the black curtain to the cordoned off area, I couldn’t help myself. Barely looking past my shoulder, I stole a glance at her.

A squadron of people surrounded her, a lot like the first time I’d seen her backstage in a sea of suits.

And just like before, she found me through their heads and our gazes collided.

A glimmer of a smile quirked the edges of her lips.

It was all I let myself have before disappearing behind the cloak of fabric headed to the after party.

Keeping the auction winners entertained helped occupy my mind, but my thoughts always came back to Bay, especially while they were off getting pictures taken with Without Grey.

A gentle hand landed on my shoulder. “Look at you, cleaning up way better than you have any right to.”

I glanced down only a few inches for once, due to her five-inch heels, taking in the spitfire who’d made all Bay’s dreams come true. And taken her away from me.

Those dueling emotions warred in my chest. “Hey, Maddy.”

“Good to see you, Keyton.” She raised up on her toes even when I stooped down to hug her. She kissed my cheek and leaned against the surprisingly sparsely populated backstage bar where I’d asked the bartender for a bottle and some glasses. “Did you see the show?” Her gaze flicked to the black curtained doorway.

“I saw her.”

Some of the tension evaporated from her pose. “You did?”

“I did. We’re having coffee tomorrow.”

“That’s great. Amazing.” Her smile lit up neon-sign bright before dimming a hint. She stood straighter, smoothing her hands down a more relaxed look than she’d worn the last time I saw her. “I know things…I know things between you two were…unresolved.”

“I think her letter came through loud and clear.” Like a cannon ball to the chest.

“She—” Maddy pinched her lips together. “Never mind.” She exhaled on what sounded like a ghost of a laugh like some inside joke had been told that I wasn’t privy to. “It’s for you two to figure out. If there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s that no one can force two people to sort through their past before they’re ready.”

AUTHOR BIO

Maya Hughes, that’s me!, can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.

I love writing stories that capture the possibilities of the paths less travelled and enjoy experiencing life through my characters’ eyes.

I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe, traveling with my family and Jeff Goldblum. 

Maya Hughes

AUTHOR LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/mayahughes

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mayahugheswrites

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

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/maya-hughes

#THOLY  #mayahughes #newrelease #comingsoon #sportsromance #forgiveness #secondchance #bookshelf #romancereaders

Cover Reveal - 2021, New Releases

Cover Reveal – The Hate of Loving You by Maya Hughes

COVER REVEAL

Title: The Hate Of Loving You

Series: Falling Trilogy #3

Author: Maya Hughes

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Najla Qamber

Release Date: May 6, 2021

BLURB


Six years ago, in the dead of night, I woke up to a cold bed and an even colder future without her.

I would’ve followed her anywhere and she left.

I thought I’d moved on and left all she meant to me behind. But a first love is never easy to forget. Even harder when I once felt our love is inevitable–inescapable. And I’ve been proven right once again.

One night brings us back together and derails our lives. We’re sent on a collision course with a future apart and even scarier–a future together. I’m back basking in the warm glow of her gaze and burning with the unquenchable fire of her touch.

We’ve walked this path before and our shattered hearts have been pieced back together. As easy as it would be to run again, I can’t stop wanting her.

This is our final chance to have what we’ve always wanted–each other. Or it’ll be our ruin.

The final book in the Fulton U universe sports romance, Falling trilogy.

Check out the playlist on Spotifyhttp://bit.ly/THOLY

START The Trilogy – THE ART OF FALLING FOR YOU
Amazon Exclusive
https://amzn.to/32aAA9g
FREE with Kindle Unlimited

ORDER BOOK 2  in the FALLING trilogy – THE SIN OF KISSING YOU
Amazon getbook.at/AmazonTSOKY

PREORDER BOOK 3  in the FALLING trilogy – THE HATE OF LOVING YOU
Amazon mybook.to/AmazonTHOLY

ADD TO YOUR TBR!
THE ART OF FALLING FOR YOU (Book 1) https://bit.ly/TAFFYGR
THE SIN OF KISSING YOU (Book 2)
http://bit.ly/GRTSOKY
THE HATE OF LOVING YOU (Book 3) http://bit.ly/GRTHOLY

AUTHOR BIO

Maya Hughes, that’s me!, can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.

I love writing stories that capture the possibilities of the paths less travelled and enjoy experiencing life through my characters’ eyes.

I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe, traveling with my family and Jeff Goldblum. 

AUTHOR LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/mayahughes

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mayahugheswrites

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

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/maya-hughes

#THOLY  #mayahughes #newrelease #comingsoon #sportsromance #forgiveness #secondchance #bookshelf #romancereaders

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

Review – The Hate of Loving You by Maya Hughes

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The Hate of Loving You; Falling #3 
(#3 within a trilogy)

Publication Date: May 6, 2021

Genre/Tropes: Trilogy/Sports/Rockstar/Second Chance Romance

Author: Maya Hughes

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

It’s here, it’s finally here!!! The Dare/Keyton and Bay conclusion is finally here!!

Unbreak my heart…anyone else hear this soulful Toni Braxton song in their head? No…just me? Okay…I’m so ready to have my broken heart fixed by this soulful story.

Maya Hughes has written the best trilogy of her career. I’m throwing that out there first. This couple has thrown me over the literary edge, stabbed me full of angsty feelings, and left me a blubbering mess over and over and yet I couldn’t wait to find out what happened to these two people who desperately needed their happily ever after! P.S. The Hate of Loving You is full of the aforementioned, but so darn worth reading every moment of it.

At the beginning of this book, Keyton and Bay are like two rusty cogs who are stuck in their pain and hurt, unmoving from where their past has left them. It’s soul crushing, truly soul crushing to watch them struggle. However, as the rust begins to drop off their cogs and their relationship moves forward, they discover that with the success of their careers spending time a relationship is nearly impossible. Is it really too late for them?

Finding any spare moment they can, between Keyton’s games and traveling, Bay’s studio time, promotions and tour schedule they relearn one another. It’s been a decade since Dare first heard Bay singing in her backyard and they’ve come a long way from those two teenagers, but are they really ready for anything more?

There are so many moments that highlight how perfect these two are together, showing growth for both Bay and Dare/Keyton. While I wanted to weep at the six years they had lost, it was also a time where they gained experiences as a young adult in their careers and who they spent time with, travelled with, etc… which really shapes them into who they have now become.

Some of the best moments in this story, aside from steamy times, were Fulton U pop up moments. All the interconnections were fantastic and I couldn’t have been happier with how the entire book wrapped up. Don’t wait, if you haven’t read the first past of this trilogy yet, start it now so when The Hate of Loving You comes out you will be ready.

Synopsis:

Six years ago, in the dead of night, I woke up to a cold bed and an even colder future without her.

I would’ve followed her anywhere and she left.

I thought I’d moved on and left all she meant to me behind. But a first love is never easy to forget. Even harder when I once felt our love is inevitable–inescapable. And I’ve been proven right once again.

One night brings us back together and derails our lives. We’re sent on a collision course with a future apart and even scarier–a future together. I’m back basking in the warm glow of her gaze and burning with the unquenchable fire of her touch.

We’ve walked this path before and our shattered hearts have been pieced back together. As easy as it would be to run again, I can’t stop wanting her.

This is our final chance to have what we’ve always wanted–each other. Or it’ll be our ruin.

The final book in the Fulton U universe sports romance, Falling trilogy.

Falling Trilogy Links –
The Art of Falling for Yougetbook.at/AmazonTAOFFY
Available and on Kindle Unlimited
Add to Goodreads TBR: http://bit.ly/GETTAFFY
The Sin of Kissing Yougetbook.at/AmazonTSOKY
Available and on  Kindle Unlimited
Add to Goodreads TBR: http://bit.ly/GRTSOKY
The Hate of Loving Youmybook.to/AmazonTHOLY
Preorder for 5/6/2021 also Kindle Unlimited
Add to Goodreads TBR: http://bit.ly/GRTHOLY
Book cover for The Hate of Loving You (Falling Trilogy Book 3) by Maya Hughes

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

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

Blog Tour – The Sin of Kissing You by Maya Hughes

NEW RELEASE

Title: The Sin of Kissing You

Series: Falling Trilogy #2

Author: Maya Hughes

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Najla Qamber

Release Date: April 8, 2021

May be an image of 1 person and text that says 'The SIN OF KISSING You MAYA HUGHES'

BLURB


I don’t deserve her forgiveness, but I can’t stop myself from fighting for it.

Bay ran from me four years ago and I can’t blame her. I broke her heart and my own with one split second mistake.

If I were a better guy, I’d walk away and let her live her life, but maybe I haven’t learned my lesson yet because I can’t stop thinking about her. And I won’t stop until she knows how much I still love her.

The sins of my past are hard to run from, but I’ll battle every single one, if it means one more chance with her.

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AUTHOR BIO

Maya Hughes, that’s me!, can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.

I love writing stories that capture the possibilities of the paths less travelled and enjoy experiencing life through my characters’ eyes.

I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe, traveling with my family and Jeff Goldblum. 

AUTHOR LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/mayahughes

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mayahugheswrites

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

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/maya-hughes

#TSOKY  #mayahughes #newrelease #comingsoon #sportsromance #forgiveness #secondchance #bookshelf #romancereaders

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

New Release – The Sin of Kissing You by Maya Hughes

RELEASE BLITZ
Title: The Sin of Kissing You
Series: Falling Trilogy #2
Author: Maya Hughes
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: April 8, 2021
BLURB

I don’t deserve her forgiveness, but I can’t stop fighting for it.

Bay ran from me four years ago and I can’t blame her. I broke her heart and my own with one split second mistake.

Now we’re thrown together for four weeks. Training camp after the draft is the final step to cement my pro football careers, but after seeing her again, she’s the only future I want.

If I were a better guy, I’d walk away and let her live her life. Maybe I haven’t learned my lesson yet because I can’t stop thinking about her. And I won’t stop until she knows how much I still love her.

The sins of my past are hard to run from, but I’ll battle every single one, if it means one more chance with her.

The Sin of Kissing You is the second book in the new Fulton U universe sports romance, Falling trilogy.


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AUTHOR BIO

Maya Hughes, that’s me!, can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.

I love writing stories that capture the possibilities of the paths less travelled and enjoy experiencing life through my characters’ eyes.

I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe, traveling with my family and Jeff Goldblum. 

AUTHOR LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/mayahughes
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mayahugheswrites
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mayahugheswrites

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

New Release – The Sin of Kissing You by Maya Hughes

NEW RELEASE

Title: The Sin of Kissing You

Series: Falling Trilogy #2

Author: Maya Hughes

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Najla Qamber

Release Date: April 8, 2021

May be an image of 1 person and text that says 'The SIN OF KISSING You MAYA HUGHES'

BLURB


I don’t deserve her forgiveness, but I can’t stop myself from fighting for it.

Bay ran from me four years ago and I can’t blame her. I broke her heart and my own with one split second mistake.

If I were a better guy, I’d walk away and let her live her life, but maybe I haven’t learned my lesson yet because I can’t stop thinking about her. And I won’t stop until she knows how much I still love her.

The sins of my past are hard to run from, but I’ll battle every single one, if it means one more chance with her.

May be an image of one or more people and text that says 'THEIR second chance BEGINS... The SIN OF KISSING You MAYA HUGHES'



Check out the playlist on Spotifyhttp://bit.ly/TSOKY_1

ORDER BOOK 2  in the FALLING trilogy – THE SIN OF KISSING YOU
Amazon getbook.at/AmazonTSOKY

PREORDER BOOK 3  in the FALLING trilogy – THE HATE OF LOVING YOU
Amazon mybook.to/AmazonTHOLY

ADD TO YOUR TBR!

THE SIN OF KISSING YOU (Book 2) http://bit.ly/GRTSOKY
THE HATE OF LOVING YOU (Book 3) http://bit.ly/GRTHOLY

PURCHASE NOW BOOK 1!
The Art of Falling for You Amazon  getbook.at/AmazonTAOFFY

Available on Kindle Unlimited

AUTHOR BIO

Maya Hughes, that’s me!, can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.

I love writing stories that capture the possibilities of the paths less travelled and enjoy experiencing life through my characters’ eyes.

I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe, traveling with my family and Jeff Goldblum. 

AUTHOR LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/mayahughes

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mayahugheswrites

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

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/maya-hughes

#TSOKY  #mayahughes #newrelease #comingsoon #sportsromance #forgiveness #secondchance #bookshelf #romancereaders

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Cover Reveal - 2021, New Releases

Cover Reveal – The Sin of Kissing You by Maya Hughes

COVER REVEAL

Title: The Sin of Kissing You

Series: Falling Trilogy #2

Author: Maya Hughes

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Najla Qamber

Release Date: April 8, 2021

May be an image of 1 person and text that says 'The SIN OF KISSING You MAYA HUGHES'

BLURB


I don’t deserve her forgiveness, but I can’t stop myself from fighting for it.

Bay ran from me four years ago and I can’t blame her. I broke her heart and my own with one split second mistake.

If I were a better guy, I’d walk away and let her live her life, but maybe I haven’t learned my lesson yet because I can’t stop thinking about her. And I won’t stop until she knows how much I still love her.

The sins of my past are hard to run from, but I’ll battle every single one, if it means one more chance with her.

May be an image of one or more people and text that says 'THEIR second chance BEGINS... The SIN OF KISSING You MAYA HUGHES'



Check out the playlist on Spotifyhttp://bit.ly/TSOKY_1

PREORDER BOOK 2  in the FALLING trilogy – THE SIN OF KISSING YOU
Amazon getbook.at/AmazonTSOKY

PREORDER BOOK 3  in the FALLING trilogy – THE HATE OF LOVING YOU
Amazon mybook.to/AmazonTHOLY

ADD TO YOUR TBR!

THE SIN OF KISSING YOU (Book 2) http://bit.ly/GRTSOKY
THE HATE OF LOVING YOU (Book 3) http://bit.ly/GRTHOLY

PURCHASE NOW BOOK 1!
The Art of Falling for You Amazon  getbook.at/AmazonTAOFFY

Available on Kindle Unlimited

AUTHOR BIO

Maya Hughes, that’s me!, can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.

I love writing stories that capture the possibilities of the paths less travelled and enjoy experiencing life through my characters’ eyes.

I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe, traveling with my family and Jeff Goldblum. 

AUTHOR LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/mayahughes

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mayahugheswrites

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

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/maya-hughes

#TSOKY  #mayahughes #newrelease #comingsoon #sportsromance #forgiveness #secondchance #bookshelf #romancereaders

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

Review – The Sin of Kissing You by Maya Hughes

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The Sin of Kissing You; Falling #2 
(#2 within a series)

Publication Date: April 8, 2021

Genre/Tropes: New Adult/Second Chance/Sports Romance

Author: Maya Hughes

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

We pick up where The Art of Falling For You ended, Dare & Bay come face to face after 4 years apart and I have to say I’m not emotionally ready to talk about this book now or ever…what has Maya done to me…I just want to curl up in a ball and cry for the near and foreseeable😭

Heart Wrenching doesn’t even begin to scratch the emotional brokenness of this book. Dare is a broken man and I’m so weepy over him…Dare has touched a part of me that hit an emotional nerve.

Ok, pulling myself together…

This is the second book in the Falling trilogy, which I know is always the toughest road in any trilogy. Things always get worse before they get better, deep down I know this, but dang, Maya really gave us a bumpy road. This entire series is truly her best work to date. I personally have been hit with the feels hard (if you couldn’t tell) while reading this trilogy more than any of her prior works.

While Dare was twisting up my insides, Bay was bringing out my ragy side. I tried my best to hold back my judgment and anger and instead tried to place myself in her shoes. It helped to remember why she was filled with anger and hurt and that just four years ago she didn’t know why Dare lashed out and destroyed her father’s guitar. She took his rage personally which at the time also set her back once again as a singer and totally crushed her spirit. Bay already suffered from singing in front of people which only compounded once again when his anger was unleashed. Her love turned to shame, self loathing, losing trust in the boy she fell in love with and wondering if he was playing her for a fool the whole time. So while I was angry for how she treats Dare through a lot of this book while he works so hard at apologizing, I kept those reminders close at hand.

All Dare wants to do is apologize, get back in Bay’s good graces and if there is any chance, have a second chance with the only girl he’s ever loved again. He has his work cut out for him since she would rather cut him out of her life, but if there is one thing Dare is not, he’s not a quitter. Four years ago, Bay didn’t stick around to talk to Dare, but now that they have a month together Dare won’t waste another opportunity, even if he doesn’t sleep, or he has to break rules to do it.

I had several moments where I wanted to clam slap Bay a bit and I want to cuddle huddle with Dare through most of this book. As the book ended and I was left in an emotional mess, these questions ran through my mind; Are they really good for each other? Should they just forgive and forget? Can things work when their goals are moving in opposite directions? Can love mend all wounds?

Maya has really strung me out with this book and I can hardly wait a month for the third book, but until then I’ll be huddled up in a corner…crying.😭❤️

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Synopsis:

The Sin of Kissing You is the second installment of the Falling trilogy.

May be an image of one or more people and text that says 'THE SINS OF MY PAST ARE HARD TO RUN FROM BUT I'LL BATTLE EVERY SINGLE ONE, IF IT MEANS one more chance with her. The SIN OF KISSING You MAYA HUGHES'

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Release Day/New Release, Year in Releases - 2021

New Release – The Art of Falling For You by Maya Hughes

RELEASE BLITZ
Title: The Art of Falling for You
Series: Falling Trilogy #1
Author: Maya Hughes
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 11, 2021
BLURB

I need to know why she hates me. 

Bay Bishop aka The New Girl is my new neighbor. In her glasses and stage crew black clothes she has a knack for fading into the background. 

She’s probably the only one who rolls her eyes when I walk past instead of cheering on my last touchdown play. But before I can shove her into the recesses of my mind filed under “Not my problem” she lands herself smack dab in the middle of my dreams. 

I catch her singing with a voice unlike any I’ve heard before that taps into feelings I shouldn’t have for the girl who avoids me at all costs. 

With three months until graduation, the final play is on. Only it’s not for more points. It’s for Bay. 

Unlike my success on the field, this win is anything but assured. But I can’t stop myself from taking the risk. 

There’s no flashing scoreboard. 
There’s no cheering crowd. 
There’s only her and me. 

The countdown clock is ticking. The only thing scarier about finding my first love will be losing her.


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AUTHOR BIO

Maya Hughes, that’s me!, can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.

I love writing stories that capture the possibilities of the paths less travelled and enjoy experiencing life through my characters’ eyes.

I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe, traveling with my family and Jeff Goldblum. 

AUTHOR LINKS

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/mayahughes
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mayahugheswrites
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mayahugheswrites

Excerpt/Teaser Share, New Adult, Release Day/New Release, Year in Releases - 2021, Year of Reviews - 2021

New Release – The Art of Falling For You by Maya Hughes

RELEASE BLITZ

Title: The Art Of Falling For You

Series: Falling #1

Author: Maya Hughes

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Najla Qamber

Release Date: March 11, 2021

NOW LIVE

Amazon Exclusive https://getbook.at/AmazonTAOFFY
Read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited

ABOUT 

“Are you stalking me?”

“We live right next door to each other, New Girl.”

Bay Bishop aka The New Girl is my new neighbor. Glasses, stage crew black clothes and a knack for fading into the background.

She’s probably the only one who rolls her eyes when I walk past instead of cheering on my last touchdown play. But before I can shove her into the recesses of my mind filed under “Not my problem” she lands herself smack dab in the middle of my dreams.

I catch her singing with a voice unlike any I’ve heard before that taps into feelings I shouldn’t have for the girl who avoids me at all costs. I need to know why she hates me.

With three months until graduation, the final play is on. Only it’s not for more points. It’s for Bay.

Unlike my success on the field, this win is anything but assured. But I can’t stop myself from taking the risk.

There’s no flashing scoreboard.

There’s no cheering crowd.

There’s only her and me.

The countdown clock is ticking. The only thing scarier about finding my first love will be losing her.

The Art of Falling for You is the first book in the new Fulton U universe sports romance, Falling trilogy.

EXCERPT

He wanted to pretend he was a nice guy now? I ran through my first day at Greenwood Senior High. The vivid details craved an excruciatingly clear memory of just the kind of guy he was. Even if he didn’t remember, I certainly did.

If only that had been the end of it. But it wasn’t. He was back that afternoon and mom insisted I take him a glass of lemonade.

I kicked his leg and he slid out with grease marks on his cheeks and hands that only made him hotter.

The universe’s unfairness had never been clearer than Dare looking like a cover model wheeling out from under my mom’s junker of a car. If I’d had a team of stylists and beauty professionals dress me and do my makeup, I’d never be more than catalog cute. He was super-model searing without even trying.

“From my mom.” I shoved the glass toward him.

“It’s not from you? Did you make it yourself?” He set the wrench down on the concrete and drew his knees up, resting his back against the side panel of the car. His gaze locked onto mine, holding it and not letting me look away.

My pulse pounded, and my stomach back flipped into next week. “Just take it.”

“Did you poison it?” He lifted an eyebrow.

“Yes, I dropped in one of my cyanide capsules that I keep on hand for annoying neighbors.”

He didn’t say a word, only let me stand there with my arm extended, not making a move to take the glass.

My hand shook. I jerked it back and took a sip. “See, not poisoned.” I took a step closer and held it out again.

His gray eyes twinkled with amusement. He shot up, so his body brushed against mine on the way up, not trying to make room at all for my personal space. His fingers curled over mine before he pulled the glass from my grasp.

Instead of drinking from the side of glass closest to him, he turned it in his hold and took a sip from my side of the glass. My lip prints melted away by his. He didn’t drop his gaze or look away.

He froze me in my tracks like a deer caught in headlights after a long night in the forest.

“Delicious.”

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AUTHOR BIO

Maya Hughes, that’s me!, can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.

I love writing stories that capture the possibilities of the paths less travelled and enjoy experiencing life through my characters’ eyes.

I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe, traveling with my family and Jeff Goldblum.

 

AUTHOR LINKS

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Cover Reveal - 2021, New Adult, New Releases

Cover Reveal – The Art Of Falling For You by Maya Hughes

COVER REVEAL

Title: The Art Of Falling For You

Series: Falling Trilogy #1

Author: Maya Hughes

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Najla Qamber

Release Date: March 11, 2021

BLURB

Bay Bishop aka The New Girl is my new neighbor. In her glasses and stage crew black clothes she has a knack for fading into the background.

She’s probably the only one who rolls her eyes when I walk past instead of cheering on my last touchdown play. But before I can shove her into the recesses of my mind filed under “Not my problem” she lands herself smack dab in the middle of my dreams.

I catch her singing with a voice unlike any I’ve heard before that taps into feelings I shouldn’t have for the girl who avoids me at all costs.

With three months until graduation, the final play is on. Only it’s not for more points. It’s for Bay.

Unlike my success on the field, this win is anything but assured. But I can’t stop myself from taking the risk.

There’s no flashing scoreboard.

There’s no cheering crowd.

There’s only her and me.

The countdown clock is ticking. The only thing scarier about finding my first love will be losing her.

Check out the playlist on Spotifyhttp://bit.ly/TAOFFY_1

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THE SIN OF KISSING YOU (Book 2) http://bit.ly/GRTSOKY
THE HATE OF LOVING YOU (Book 3) http://bit.ly/GRTHOLY

 

ABOUT MAYA HUGHES

Maya Hughes, that’s me!, can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.

I love writing stories that capture the possibilities of the paths less travelled and enjoy experiencing life through my characters’ eyes. 

I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe, traveling with my family and Jeff Goldblum. 

FIND MAYA ONLINE

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Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/mayahugheswrites

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

Review – The Art of Falling for You by Maya Hughes

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The Art of Falling For You; Falling #1 
(#1 within a trilogy)

Publication Date: March 11, 2021

Genre/Tropes: New Adult/First Love/Secret Romance

Author: Maya Hughes

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

The Art of Falling For You is a beautiful, angsty story about falling in love for the very first time. This has to be one of the BEST books Maya Hughes has ever written!

I was transported back to my budding youth where new love is an emotion you’ve never experienced, much less understand how every touch, every look, every moment is a rush because it’s new. You yearn to learn everything possible about the person you can’t stop thinking about and you ache for their presence when you are apart. Maya Hughes wraps us in every single emotion that buds from this experience.

“My heart would never be the same. A piece would always belong to him and I wasn’t sure if I’d ever be able to let him go.”– Bay

Both Bay and Dare have never known romantic love and they are both cautious about jumping into something that neither of them could, in a sense, come back from. They both sense whatever the draw is to each other, it’s more than just attraction, it’s something deeper.

Bay doesn’t trust Dare from the very beginning. He is a football god and she is basically invisible. When he starts talking to her Bay is continually waiting for him to reveal she’s being punked in some sort of horrible end of year school prank. Why would he suddenly, after 3 1/2 years notice her, it just doesn’t make sense.

Dare, on the flipside, is leery to bring anyone into his messed up world. He honestly has no idea if he has a future beyond high school and his abusive father haunts his waking thoughts. The thought of sharing any of the bad stuff with the one good thing he’s recently discovered in his life weighs so heavy upon him that sometimes he can hardly breathe.

The vulnerability between these two is so shattering while I felt emphatic for both. My heart continually ached, while I also sighed multiply over their young love. The ups and downs were beautiful and Bay and Dare enraptured me with their story. I had goosebumps so many times, and that was when my heart wasn’t racing.

Bay had ruined me for anyone who came after her, and I didn’t want there to be anyone else. It was like she’d been sent as a gift to me after so many years in the dark.”- Dare

Also, the title of this book couldn’t have been any better as I felt like I was falling into a  piece of artwork. A love story like they shared was similar to brush strokes on a canvas. Each color combining to make a beautiful picture, but one wrong stoke could change the entire composition.

While this is just the first leg of this overall journey, and my heart is aching for it to continue, I’m torn up for both characters. Their journey and their life is so touching, it is a must read for 2021!

Synopsis:

He’s the kind of guy my dad would’ve warned me about.

“Are you stalking me?”
“We live right next door to each other, New Girl.”

Bay Logan aka The New Girl is my new neighbor. Glasses, stage crew black clothes and a knack for fading into the background.

She’s probably the only one who rolls her eyes when I walk past instead of cheering on my last touchdown play. But before I can shove her into the recesses of my mind filed under “Not my problem” she lands herself smack dab in the middle of my dreams.

I catch her singing with a voice unlike any I’ve heard before that tapa into feelings I shouldn’t have for the girl who avoids me at all costs.

With three months until graduation, the final play is on. Only it’s not for more points. It’s for Bay.

Unlike my success on the field, this win is anything but assured. But I can’t stop myself from taking the risk.

There’s no flashing scoreboard.
There’s no cheering crowd.
There’s only her and me.

The countdown clock is ticking. The only thing scarier about finding my first love will be losing her.

This is a girl next door, secret tryst romance, The Art of Falling for You releases on March 11th!

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

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Release Tour – The Fourth Time Charm by Maya Hughes

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Title: The Fourth Time Charm

Series: Fulton U #4

Author: Maya Hughes

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Najla Qamber

Release Date: January 7, 2021

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“Are you sleeping with my daughter?”

Not the question I wanted to hear from my coach. The man holding my pro future in the palm of his hand.

The answer: No, sir.

The real answer: I’d sure as hell like to be.

Marisa’s been my best friend since third grade. And now she needs my help–and a place to stay. Senior year was supposed to be the year to keep some distance until the season finished and my draft prospects were safe.

But resisting her is becoming impossible. Movie Thursdays under the blankets. Study sessions on my bed. Wild party nights where I kept any guy interested at bay with a single glare.

Her dad can bench my ass for the entire season, so she’s off limits–for now.

She’s the only woman I’ve ever loved. And one heated night, I can’t stop fighting every cell in my body and can’t stop myself from sampling her sexy smile, her sweet smell, and her sultry curves.

We’re walking a tightrope with my future on the line. Let’s just make sure Coach doesn’t find out…

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Maya Hughes, that’s me!, can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.

I love writing stories that capture the possibilities of the paths less travelled and enjoy experiencing life through my characters’ eyes.

I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe, traveling with my family and Jeff Goldblum.

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New Release – The Fourth Time Charm by Maya Hughes

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Title: The Fourth Time Charm

Series: Fulton U #4

Author: Maya Hughes

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Najla Qamber

Release Date: January 7, 2021

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Amazon Exclusive

Read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited

ABOUT

“Are you sleeping with my daughter?”

Not the question I wanted to hear from my coach. The man holding my pro future in the palm of his hand.

The answer: No, sir.

The real answer: I’d sure as hell like to be.

Marisa’s been my best friend since third grade. And now she needs my help–and a place to stay. Senior year was supposed to be the year to keep some distance until the season finished and my draft prospects were safe.

But resisting her is becoming impossible. Movie Thursdays under the blankets. Study sessions on my bed. Wild party nights where I kept any guy interested at bay with a single glare.

Her dad can bench my ass for the entire season, so she’s off limits–for now.

She’s the only woman I’ve ever loved. And one heated night, I can’t stop fighting every cell in my body and can’t stop myself from sampling her sexy smile, her sweet smell, and her sultry curves.

We’re walking a tightrope with my future on the line. Let’s just make sure Coach doesn’t find out…

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EXCERPT

“My toes are freezing.” She wiggled them against the hard, dark concrete.

I glanced down at her bare feet. If I offered to carry her inside, she’d probably punch me in the balls, so I bit the inside of my cheek, watching for glass or splintered wood on the porch steps.

Inside, I got her straight to my room and handed her a t-shirt and some boxers before I sent her to shower.

Her quietness told me just how much she needed to get under the covers—for once she didn’t have a quip or a biting comment.

The stench of smoke hung heavy in my room, more noticeable now that we were away from the fire. I sniffed my shirt and jerked away from the burning smell. The last thing I wanted was for her to walk in here and be hit with the stink of char.

I took off my smoke-soaked clothes and grabbed my towel off the back of the door, wrapping it around my waist. I dumped the clothes outside my door and grabbed fresh ones.

The water in the bathroom shut off and the door opened, the hot, humid air billowing into the hallway.

She stumbled back in and spotted me, freezing mid-hair-drying.

Dammit, maybe I should’ve waited to take my clothes off until I’d gotten to the bathroom, but it wasn’t like she hadn’t seen me in just swim trunks before. At least I’d gotten the towel on and she hadn’t walked in on me totally naked like she had last summer after our water balloon battle.

“My clothes smelled like smoke too. I’m hopping in the shower.”

Seeing her in my clothes did something to me—something that couldn’t be contained by a towel. I clutched my sweats and t-shirt in front of my now-straining erection. My blood pounded in my veins and I didn’t know how I was supposed to spend the night lying beside her. Maybe I should take the couch. I rushed out the doorway, poking my head back in.

“Get into the bed. I’ll be back in a few.” I flicked off the light, blanketing the room in darkness aside from the glow from the hallway.

The shower was quick and efficient and I kept myself from relieving the pressure that had built up when I saw her in my clothes. I cranked it to cold until my cock deflated and I could end my freezing torture.

Climbing out, I picked up her clothes from the floor and dropped them outside my bedroom door. I’d wash them in the morning and see if a gallon of detergent got the smell out.

If it didn’t, I wasn’t opposed to her wearing more of my clothes until we got her some new ones or she got to go back to her place to see what could be salvaged.

There was no sound in my room. For a second, I thought she might’ve gone downstairs to get something to eat, but then I heard her soft, gentle breaths coming from my bed.

I hung my towel up and crossed the room.

Marisa was spread out like a starfish, taking up most of the bed.

Chuckling, I took her arm and put my hand on her waist, rolling her toward the wall. She grumbled, but let me move her, shifting her pillow and clutching it to her chest.

If I weren’t a glutton for punishment, I’d have taken a pillow and blanket and gone downstairs to the couch of torture, or I’d have nudged her even further toward the wall and put my back against hers. But I couldn’t help myself.

Sliding into the bed, I curled my body around hers, wrapping my arm around her. Just for tonight. Just because of how close I’d come to losing her. Just because I couldn’t help myself.

Her hair smelled like me. As much as I loved that, I’d have to pick up some of her shampoo and soap when I got a chance.

“Night, Marisa.” Closing my eyes, I breathed deeply, matching my breaths to hers.

Tonight, I’d hold her in my arms.

Tomorrow, I’d figure out how to deal with being in love with the coach’s daughter.

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Maya Hughes, that’s me!, can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.

I love writing stories that capture the possibilities of the paths less travelled and enjoy experiencing life through my characters’ eyes.

I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe, traveling with my family and Jeff Goldblum.

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Cover Reveal – The Fourth Time Charm by Maya Hughes

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Title: The Fourth Time Charm

Series: Fulton U #4

Author: Maya Hughes

Genre: New Adult, Friends-to-Lovers Romance

Cover Design: Najla Qamber

Release Date: January 7, 2021

BLURB

“Are you sleeping with my daughter?” 

Not the question I wanted to hear from my coach. The man holding my pro future in the palm of his hand. 

The answer: No, sir.

The real answer: I’d sure as hell like to be.

Marisa’s been my best friend since third grade. And now she needs my help–and a place to stay. Senior year was supposed to be the year to keep some distance until the season finished and my draft prospects were safe. 

But resisting her is becoming impossible. Movie Thursdays under the blankets. Study sessions on my bed. Wild party nights where I kept any guy interested at bay with a single glare. 

Her dad can bench my ass for the entire season, so she’s off limits–for now. 

She’s the only woman I’ve ever loved. And one heated night, I can’t stop fighting every cell in my body and can’t stop myself from sampling her sexy smile, her sweet smell, and her sultry curves. 

We’re walking a tightrope with my future on the line. Let’s just make sure Coach doesn’t find out…

EXCERPT ✮

Breathing heavily, blood pounding, my heart ramming into my ribs, I jerked back staring at him. 

“What—?” My anger transformed into confusion.

His fingers gripped my face and slipped around the bottom of my ear, holding me to him while he delved deeper into the kiss. His tongue flicked against mine and I whimpered, drawing a groan from him, lost to the thumping beat of the blood coursing through my veins. 

He let me go and stared into my eyes. There was no hesitation or confusion in them, only a hunger. 

And my confusion reversed course and shifted straight into passion. The raging fire of anger was channeled into a need. The flood gates had opened, only this time it wasn’t water—it was fire. 

My swollen, aching lips transmitted a signal radiating throughout my body. The need crawling under my skin was hungry for more. 

“I’ve wanted to do that for so long.” 

Panting, heated with a mental shout of ‘finally,’ I stared into his eyes, seeing the truth of his words. My heart was finally free to let all those feelings loose, and the tears almost made their return. This was pure, unadulterated bliss. “What the hell took you so long?” 

His hands slid down my sleeves until they got to my hands and he intertwined his fingers with mine. 

“When I’m standing here with you like this—” he lifted our hands and held them to his chest. “I have no freaking idea.”

There were so many things to sort through, but now the need was winning out. “Then kiss me again.”  

He kicked my door closed and went in for another kiss. The first hadn’t been a fluke, not by a long shot. 

This wasn’t a daydream. This wasn’t a fake out. This was happening. 

Before long, needy sounds filled the room. It took me far too long to realize they were coming from me. 

I dropped my head to his shoulder. A nearly-silent prayer for him not to stop whispered across my lips.

His lips danced along the curve of my neck, intensifying the heat humming through my body. 

My hands ran along his back, shoving at the sweater and t-shirt underneath. 

He stilled and rocked back, cupping my cheek. “I want you, Marisa.” An extra-long blink and his gaze was back on mine. “I need you.”

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ABOUT MAYA HUGHES

Maya Hughes, that’s me!, can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.

I love writing stories that capture the possibilities of the paths less travelled and enjoy experiencing life through my characters’ eyes

I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe, traveling with my family and Jeff Goldblum.

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New Release – The Proposal by Maya Hughes

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Title: The Proposal

Author: Maya Hughes

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Trope: Fake Relationship, Enemies to Lovers, Workplace

Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs

Release Date: July 16, 2020

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✮ About The Proposal ✮

When I envisioned Zara Logan dropping to her knees in front of me, this wasn’t what I had in mind…

I was expecting a lot less glaring and a lot more moaning.

Instead, she’s proposing an enticing deal that I can’t bear to walk away from.

To land one of the city’s biggest clients, she wants us to put our differences aside and play fake fiancés for the next thirty days.

So, I slip the diamond ring onto her finger and agree to play the perfect fiancé. How hard can this be?

A hell of a lot harder than I thought… 

She’s infuriatingly stubborn and she thinks I’m a cocky jerk with an enormous ego. (She’s right, but I can definitely back it up…)

As our long days stretch into even later nights, it’s getting harder to remember we’re only playing pretend, which means one thing.

She won’t be faking it for long…

The Proposal is a brand-new series from Maya Hughes. Get ready for a fun, fake fiancé romance to kick off the SWANK series.

✮ Excerpt From The Proposal ✮

“You want me to propose to you?” With muscles tense and tight, she stared at me before crossing the room to me in two strides.

“It’ll make a wonderful story to tell if anyone asks. Or we can call the whole thing off and confess, but you’re the one who led us down this path with the relationship talk. Kathleen would probably kick us off the project. Or maybe just you.”

Her gaze narrowed. “Just when I think you’re not a complete asshole. Fine.” The word shot out like a nail gun. Covering her mouth, she mumbled into her hand. “Will you pretend to be my fake fiancé for the next thirty days?”

I cupped my hand around my ear. “That wasn’t exactly romantic and you’re not even on bended knee. Boyz II Men would be disappointed.” I dangled the ring in front of her.

She squeezed her forehead and snatched it out of my hand.

I braced myself for her to fling it straight into my face, but she didn’t. Hiking up the skirt of her suit an inch, she lowered herself to the floor with her gaze trained on mine. The intensity of her emerald gaze sent my blood thrumming through my veins. Her thick eyelashes framed her eyes and the ill wishes she was trying to sear into my brain.

But damn if her sinking to her knees in front of me didn’t flash me into a whole different set of circumstances with her where she wasn’t wishing me dead and I wasn’t trying to steal this project out from under her.

“Leo Charles Wilder, will you please agree to be my fake fiancé for the next thirty days and make me the most miserable woman on earth?” She held out the ring in her palm.

I tapped my finger against my lips and stared up at the ceiling. “When you put it like that…”

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✮ ABOUT MAYA HUGHES ✮

Maya Hughes can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.

I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe and traveling with my family.

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Review – The Proposal by Maya Hughes

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The Proposal; SWANK #1 
(The beginning of a new series)

by: Maya Hughes

Review Rating:

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Another Maya Hughes hit and the beginnings of another wonderful series to grab ahold of and look forward to.

Zara Logan is an extremely hard worker, but never seems to get the breaks to get ahead. Working at an event planner company where she is taken advantage of, but she needs her job to not only pay her bills, but the expensive tuition for her brothers school, Zara barely has time to sleep at night before she’s back in the office for another day of work.

When she’s given an opportunity to plan her own event, well…co-plan an event with a rival event planning company she takes the opportunity knowing the bonus will swing all of her bills and then some, unfortunately she didn’t know she’d have to work with the infuriating man who squashed her breakfast and spilled her coffee that very morning.

Leo Wilder may be a washed up NFL player, but at least he still had his health. At least that is what he still tells himself everyday. The injury that ended his career could have been so much worse and he knows that, but he has no idea what to do with the rest of his life. After stopping by to visit his uncle and hearing that his event planning business needs help, Leo offers his services since he seriously has nothing better to do, how hard could planning events be?

Leo may rethink his offer of help when the spitfire who ran into him that very morning, causing a chain reaction of spilling coffee down her blouse and stepping on her croissant walks through the door.

Leo and Zara get off on shaky ground, but through their combined and even fresh eyes in the industry, pull off a great event, but that wasn’t what caught the eye of the contract. It was the fact that they appeared as a couple and a misunderstanding surrounding one engagement ring. (How is that possible, it’s cute and will totally make sense) To pull off the rest of the deal they have to continue to be “engaged” and considering how they originally met this will take a monumental feat.

However, the longer they spend time together and the more their walls come down, the more they might actually like one another and the less faking they may have to actually do. Actually, it might be harder to walk away when everything is all said and done.

This is just the beginning of a new series and you get insight into how this new series SWANK will continue from here. I don’t want to give away what direction Maya is planning yet, but I’m really excited for what direction she is taking this series. It’s new and nothing like she’s done yet and I really think you’ll like where she’s taking this one.

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Synopsis:

When I envisioned Zara Logan dropping to her knees in front of me, this wasn’t what I had in mind…

I was expecting a lot less glaring and a lot more moaning.

Instead, she’s proposing an enticing deal that I can’t bear to walk away from.

To land one of the city’s biggest clients, she wants us to put our differences aside and play fake fiancés for the next thirty days.

So, I slip the diamond ring onto her finger and agree to play the perfect fiancé. How hard can this be?

A hell of a lot harder than I thought…

She’s infuriatingly stubborn and she thinks I’m a cocky jerk with an enormous ego. (She’s right, but I can definitely back it up…)

As our long days stretch into even later nights, it’s getting harder to remember we’re only playing pretend, which means one thing.

She won’t be faking it for long…

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Cover Reveal – The Proposal by Maya Hughes

Title: The Proposal 

Author: Maya Hughes

Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs | https://www.facebook.com/NajlaQamberDesigns/ 

Release Date: July 16, 2020

BLURB

When I envisioned Zara Logan dropping to her knees in front of me, this wasn’t what I had in mind…

I was expecting a lot less glaring and a lot more moaning. 

Instead, she’s proposing an enticing deal that I can’t bear to walk away from.

To land one of the city’s biggest clients, she wants us to put our differences aside and play fake fiancés for the next thirty days.

So, I slip the diamond ring onto her finger and agree to play the perfect fiancé. How hard can this be? 

A hell of a lot harder than I thought… 

She’s infuriatingly stubborn and she thinks I’m a cocky jerk with an enormous ego. (She’s right, but I can definitely back it up…)

As our long days stretch into even later nights, it’s getting harder to remember we’re only playing pretend, which means one thing. 

She won’t be faking it for long…

The Proposal is a brand-new series from Maya Hughes. Get ready for a steamy, fake fiancé romance to kick off the Cupcakes & Cocktails series. 

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ABOUT MAYA HUGHES

Maya Hughes can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice. 

I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe and traveling with my family.

FIND MAYA ONLINE

Newsletter → http://bit.ly/MayaHughesNL

BookBub → http://bookbub.com/authors/maya-hughes 

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Book+Main → https://bookandmainbites.com/Maya
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New Release – Heartless King by Maya Hughes

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Title: Heartless King
Series: Kings of Rittenhouse #5
Author: Maya Hughes
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
Release Date: April 23, 2020

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★ ABOUT HEARTLESS KING ★

Two blue lines. That means not pregnant, right? Right? Oh, sh*t.

Five years ago, Colm Frost asked me to marry him and I ran. I ran from my painful past too raw and fresh to escape. He was the only one who looked at me like I wasn’t broken and made me believe it. He made me feel it.

Now, he’s the hot, angry, hockey player on the mend. 

I’m the physiotherapist who’s supposed to get him back on his feet. 

I don’t think our night together was what his doctor prescribed, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t dreamt of him every time I close my eyes. I woke up beside him with my body still singing from the way he fanned the flames of my desire, but I couldn’t stay.

His lips on my neck. His hands wrapped around my waist. His impressive…ahem, touch leaving me breathless.

One moment of wild inhibition and it’s come back to bite me in the butt. Kind of like he did that night.

But a baby? Our night was supposed to be a one time thing, closing a door on the future I couldn’t handle. 

Will this new bump in the road be everything we needed to find our forever?

Heartless King is a standalone friends to enemies to lovers, accidental pregnancy romance that brings all the laugh out loud, angsty feels!

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★ EXCERPT FROM HEARTLESS KING ★

The way she bit her bottom lip while sitting in the back of the taxi sent my heart thundering against my ribs, trying to make a quick escape out the window. She was going through all those thoughts blinking like big caution signs on a dark night saying ‘No, don’t do this. It’s irresponsible. Here are twenty seven reasons this is a bad idea.’ I didn’t want to be a bad idea or a mistake in her mind. She sure as hell wasn’t one in mine.

Tugging her toward me, nearly sitting on my lap, I sealed her parted lips mid-gasp with a kiss. Threading my fingers through her hair, I let my tongue dance along her lips, before delving inside. 

The taxi driver cleared her throat. Only then did I remove my hand from under her skirt, tracing the edges of her panty line with the tips of my fingers.

I released my hold on her. 

Now, her pink cheeked glances and slightly mussed hair were a hallmark to how far away I’d pushed those thoughts out of her mind. That along with her fingers intertwined with mine. Her pulse drumming against my palm.

She had no trouble putting her hands all over me during one of our sessions, but could still be shy about us exploring one another’s bodies. An exploration I wouldn’t be finished with until I’d committed each inch of her to memory and could discover which spots made her gasp, whimper and moan.

Her gaze kept darting to the tent in my pants.

“At this point, I’d think you’d be used to it.” 

With a hasty cash tip to the driver, I hustled her out of the taxi.  

We burst through the front door like a zombie hoard was following us through the streets. 

With a mischievous grin over her shoulder, Imogen danced outside of my grasp. 

Her laugh made me smile as she took off up the stairs, shedding clothes along the way. I gathered up each piece like the world’s most tempting breadcrumbs. 

A heel, then another.

Her soft black wrap.

The perfectly formed cups of her light gray bra hung on the railing at the top of the stairs.

I stood silently, trying to find her. She was a stripping Houdini.

Her dress, the one that fit her perfectly, in a heap on the floor.

My blood thrummed in my veins, pounding harder with each step. I’d been inside her less than an hours ago and already I was ravenous for her touch. 

And that’s when I remembered. The bright blue, lacy fabric in my pocket.

She was totally naked. 

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Maya Hughes can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.

I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe and traveling with my family. 

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Review – Heartless King by Maya Hughes

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Heartless King; Kings of Rittenhouse #5 
(A standalone within a series)

by: Maya Hughes

Review Rating:

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

Colm completely stole my heart in this final book of the Kings of Rittenhouse series. Heartless? Don’t let the title fool you. I think Colm may just have the biggest heart of all of the Kings, but he also has a huge vault within that heart that he keeps all of his emotions locked inside of. Like anyone who’s loved and lost you can’t get hurt if you don’t let anyone get too attached, right? Losing his parents at a young age made Colm lock up his heart up tight, but it also made him dream of something perfect to replace that hurt. He just doesn’t know exactly how to deal with his emotions, he’s broken for lack of a better term, but he’s also so beautiful in his brokenness. His counterpart is the perfect person to understand him.

So many pieces of the Colm puzzle fell into place in this final book. Colm and Liv Frost lost both of their parents at a very young age forcing Colm to step into the fatherly role over his little sister. Never wanting to disappoint her, mess up, or heaven forbid leave her completely alone he never stepped out of line. Colm was always the responsible King in his group of friends until his sister and best friend, Ford, betrayed him. Now Colm feels lost. With no one to take care and no best friend he’s sinking further into the not giving any f**cks. He’s reckless, drinking, not returning calls, basically not being Colm. You see, Colm has always been the guy with a plan, the guy who falls fast for a girl, his mind never slowing down. After one date he already has the white picket fence, 2.3 kids and dog scenario planned out before he even really thinks about if he actually likes the girl, which has also led him to several failed relationships. Hence, Colm’s self-esteem isn’t the greatest and he is going to break your heart with how he views himself. He is also going to frustrate you and infuriate you with how he is now on a self sabotage mode with just about everything in his life. It goes without saying…he’s male and he makes mistakes, but at the end of the day, he’s just looking for love and he doesn’t know how to ask for it.

Enter….well, I’ll just say, you are absolutely going to love his love interest. She’s the perfect match for Colm, but for now, I’d like to leave it a mystery. Just know she’s strong, loving, and broken in her own way. Their broken parts match up to create a wholeness that beats to their own rhythm. It’s a beautiful love story that will wrap around your insides and melt you.

For the final book, Maya does a great job of sprinkling all of the Kings throughout the story so you will love catching up or meeting them if you are new to the series.

Synopsis:

Two blue lines. That means not pregnant, right? Right? Oh, sh*t.

Five years ago, Colm Frost asked me to marry him and I ran. I ran from my painful past too raw and fresh to escape. He was the only one who looked at me like I wasn’t broken and made me believe it. He made me feel it.

Now, he’s the hot, angry, hockey player on the mend.

I’m the physiotherapist who’s supposed to get him back on his feet.

I don’t think our night together was what his doctor prescribed, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t dreamt of him every time I close my eyes. I woke up beside him with my body still singing from the way he fanned the flames of my desire, but I couldn’t stay.

His lips on my neck. His hands wrapped around my waist. His impressive…ahem, touch leaving me breathless.

One moment of wild inhibition and it’s come back to bite me in the butt. Kind of like he did that night.

But a baby? Our night was supposed to be a one time thing, closing a door on the future I couldn’t handle.

Will this new bump in the road be everything we needed to find our forever?

Heartless King is a standalone friends to enemies to lovers, accidental pregnancy romance that brings all the laugh out loud, angsty feels!

Heartless King Teaser

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COVER REVEAL
Title: Heartless King
Series: Standalone book #5 in the
Kings of Rittenhouse Series
Author: Maya Hughes
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Najla Qamber
Release Date: April 23, 2020

BLURB

Two blue lines. That means not pregnant, right? Right? Oh, sh*t.

Five years ago, Colm Frost asked me to marry him and I ran. I ran from my painful past too raw and fresh to escape. He was the only one who looked at me like I wasn’t broken and made me believe it. He made me feel it.

Now, he’s the hot, angry, hockey player on the mend.

I’m the physiotherapist who’s supposed to get him back on his feet.

I don’t think our night together was what his doctor prescribed, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t dreamt of him every time I close my eyes. I woke up beside him with my body still singing from the way he fanned the flames of my desire, but I couldn’t stay.

His lips on my neck. His hands wrapped around my waist. His impressive…ahem, touch leaving me breathless.

One moment of wild inhibition and it’s come back to bite me in the butt. Kind of like he did that night.

But a baby? Our night was supposed to be a one time thing, closing a door on the future I couldn’t handle.

Will this new bump in the road be everything we needed to find our forever?

Heartless King is a standalone friends to enemies to lovers, accidental pregnancy romance that brings all the laugh out loud, angsty feels!

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Maya Hughes, that’s me!, can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.

I love writing stories that capture the possibilities of the paths less travelled and enjoy experiencing life through my characters’ eyes.

I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe, traveling with my family and Jeff Goldblum.

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New Release – The Third Best Thing by Maya Hughes

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Title: The Third Best Thing
Series: Fulton U #3
Author: Maya Hughes
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: January 30, 2020

BLURB

Dear Letter Girl, I need to see you. When can we meet?

Her response never came. My secret pen pal with a dirty mind has ghosted me. I’ve roped Jules, my sweet as pie next door neighbor, to help me track her down.

There’s only one problem—I’m falling for her. The tortoise shell glasses, out of this world curves and delicious treats are making the search for The Letter Girl even harder.

My notes were supposed to be a one time thing. A little too much wine and naughty thoughts on a winter’s night. I never thought Berk would write back. I wanted to tell him it was me, but the fear of rejection kept my lips sealed.

Now he’s enlisted my help to track down The Letter Girl and our search has him hot on my, ahem, her trail.

She’s the girl next door.

He’s my secret pen pal.

Truth is on a collision course with their hearts and it’s only a matter of time before one of them gets wrecked…

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EXCERPT

A giddy laugh bubbled up from deep down. I snuck a glance at myself in the mirror again. I was a lumpy diva, but, fuck it, I was a badass, too. And I was slowly skidding closer to the ground as the sweat that gathered behind my knee loosened my grip.
Every move I nailed got me a little closer to appreciating how far I’d come. From the first days of slipping off trying to do a basic spin with my feet planted firmly on the floor, to being a diva. This was my freaking body and I loved the shit out of it.
And if I kept telling myself that, maybe one day I’d believe it.
I lowered myself onto my bedroom floor with a flourish, throwing in one more spin for my imaginary audience.
The song ended and I braced my hands on my hips, panting and sweating like I’d run a 5k, with a grin so damn wide I felt it in my toes. Jumping up and down, I gave myself a high five and a few club-worthy woos. It made it harder to figure out if I was doing the tricks one hundred percent correctly, but I sure as hell wasn’t going to record myself to watch later or head to a pole dancing studio with full-wall mirrors. I wasn’t at that level of okay with me in all my glory—yet.
I flopped onto my bed and stared up at the ceiling. My hip-hugging short shorts and sports bra gave me little coverage, but pole dancing wasn’t exactly about modesty. I’d given it a try at the urging of my therapist during freshman year and hell if it hadn’t helped—some. It was a way for me to build strength, body confidence, and maybe attempt to feel a little sexy.
The door slammed downstairs and I shot up from the bed.
“Jules!” Berk’s unmistakable call sent me from pole dancing heart racing to ‘floor it, Louise,’ careening toward a cliff. I shot up and fell off my bed, rattling the perfume bottles on my dresser. Scrambling off the floor, I grabbed my sweatpants and tugged them on, hopping from foot to foot and sounding like I’d taken up bowling in my bedroom. I snagged my glasses off my desk and shoved them onto my face.
Berk was probably wondering how I’d trapped a wild animal up in my room. I grabbed my long sleeved T-shirt and hoodie off the back of my chair even though it was August. The fabric clung to my sweaty skin and I probably had a sweat-stashe going on, but that was better than him walking up here and finding me half naked. A panic spiral shot through me and I got dressed even quicker and threw open my door.
My feet barely touched any of the steps as I flew downstairs.
“Berk.” I fell into the kitchen, bracing my arm against the doorway. The butterflies in my stomach were replaced by a whole freaking safari. I tightened my lips to what I hoped was a non-serial killer level of smile. My heart was glowing like a spotlight, so I wrapped my arms tighter around myself. Tingles tiptoed up and down my spine at the sight of his floppy hair and jeans that hugged his ass and trim waist better than mine ever fit me.
His head shot up and the half of the cookie sticking out of his mouth broke off and dropped onto the counter. “There you are.” His words were muffled behind two manhole cover-sized cookies.
“Did you think I was hiding in my cookie box?”
“Is that what you’re calling it these days?” Killer smile and a direct hit. “The old cookie box.”

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Maya Hughes, that’s me!, can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.

I love writing stories that capture the possibilities of the paths less travelled and enjoy experiencing life through my characters’ eyes.

I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe, traveling with my family and Jeff Goldblum.

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New Release – The Third Best Thing by Maya Hughes

 

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Title: The Third Best Thing
Series: Fulton U #3
Author: Maya Hughes
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
Release Date: January 30,, 2020

 

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BLURB

Dear Letter Girl, I need to see you. When can we meet?

 

Her response never came. My secret pen pal with a dirty mind has ghosted me. I’ve roped Jules, my sweet as pie next door neighbor, to help me track her down.

 

There’s only one problem—I’m falling for her. The tortoise shell glasses, out of this world curves and delicious treats are making the search for The Letter Girl even harder.

 

My notes were supposed to be a one time thing. A little too much wine and naughty thoughts on a winter’s night. I never thought Berk would write back. I wanted to tell him it was me, but the fear of rejection kept my lips sealed.

 

Now he’s enlisted my help to track down The Letter Girl and our search has him hot on my, ahem, her trail.

 

She’s the girl next door.

 

He’s my secret pen pal.

 

Truth is on a collision course with their hearts and it’s only a matter of time before one of them gets wrecked…

 

 

 

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Maya Hughes can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.
I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe and traveling with my family.

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Title: The Third Best Thing
Series: Fulton U #3
Author: Maya Hughes
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
Release Date: January 30, 2020

 

BLURB

 

Dear Letter Girl, I need to see you. When can we meet?

 

Her response never came. My secret pen pal with a dirty mind has ghosted me. I’ve roped Jules, my sweet as pie next door neighbor, to help me track her down.

 

There’s only one problem—I’m falling for her. The tortoise shell glasses, out of this world curves and delicious treats are making the search for The Letter Girl even harder.

 

My notes were supposed to be a one time thing. A little too much wine and naughty thoughts on a winter’s night. I never thought Berk would write back. I wanted to tell him it was me, but the fear of rejection kept my lips sealed.

 

Now he’s enlisted my help to track down The Letter Girl and our search has him hot on my, ahem, her trail.

 

She’s the girl next door.

 

He’s my secret pen pal.

 

Truth is on a collision course with their hearts and it’s only a matter of time before one of them gets wrecked…
 
 

EXCERPT



A giddy laugh bubbled up from deep down. I snuck a glance at myself in the mirror again. I was a lumpy diva, but, fuck it, I was a badass too. And I was slowly skidding closer to the ground as the sweat that gathered behind my knee loosened my grip.

 

Every move I nailed got me a little closer to appreciating how far I’d come. From the first days of slipping off trying to do a basic spin with my feet planted firmly on the floor, to being a diva. 

 

This was my freaking body and I loved the shit out of it. 

 

And if I kept telling myself that, maybe one day I’d believe it. 

 

I lowered myself onto my bedroom floor with a flourish, throwing in one more spin for my imaginary audience.

 

The song ended and I braced my hands on my hips, panting and sweating like I’d run a 5k, with a grin so damn wide I felt it in my toes. Jumping up and down, I gave myself a high five and a few club-worthy woos. It made it harder to figure out if I was doing the tricks one hundred percent correctly, but I sure as hell wasn’t going to record myself to watch later or head to a pole dancing studio with full-wall mirrors. I wasn’t at that level of okay with me in all my glory—yet. 
I flopped onto my bed and stared up at the ceiling. My hip-hugging short shorts and sports bra gave me little coverage, but pole dancing wasn’t exactly about modesty. I’d given it a try at the urging of my therapist during freshman year and hell if it hadn’t helped—some. It was a way for me to build strength, body confidence, and maybe attempt to feel a little sexy.

 

The door slammed downstairs and I shot up from the bed. 

 

“Jules!” Berk’s unmistakable call sent me from pole dancing heart racing to ‘floor it, Louise,’ careening toward a cliff. I shot up and fell off my bed, rattling the perfume bottles on my dresser. Scrambling off the floor, I grabbed my sweatpants and tugged them on, hopping from foot to foot and sounding like I’d taken up bowling in my bedroom. I snagged my glasses off my desk and shoved them onto my face.

 

Berk was probably wondering how I’d trapped a wild animal up in my room. I grabbed my long sleeved T-shirt and hoodie off the back of my chair even though it was August. The fabric clung to my sweaty skin and I probably had a sweat-stashe going on, but that was better than him walking up here and finding me half naked. A panic spiral shot through me and I got dressed even quicker and threw open my door. 

 

My feet barely touched any of the steps as I flew downstairs.

 

“Berk.” I fell into the kitchen, bracing my arm against the doorway. The butterflies in my stomach were replaced by a whole freaking safari. I tightened my lips to what I hoped was a non-serial killer level of smile. My heart was glowing like a spotlight, so I wrapped my arms tighter around myself. Tingles tiptoed up and down my spine at the sight of his floppy hair and jeans that hugged his ass and trim waist better than mine ever fit me. 

 

His head shot up and the half of the cookie sticking out of his mouth broke off and dropped onto the counter. “There you are.” His words were muffled behind two manhole cover-sized cookies. 

 

“Did you think I was hiding in my cookie box?” 

 

“Is that what you’re calling it these days?” Killer smile and a direct hit. “The old cookie box.”

 

 
 

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Maya Hughes can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.
I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe and traveling with my family.

 

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Review – The Third Best Thing by Maya Hughes

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The Third Best Thing; Fulton U #3
(A standalone within a series)

by: Maya Hughes

Review Rating:

 

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

The newest addition to the Fulton U series is AMAZING!!! Filled with every emotion that came leaking out of my eyes numerous times, this book contains it all. Maya Hughes really out did herself with The Third Best Thing.

Berk Vaughn is not only a book boyfriend that I want to steal, lock away, and never let anyone else have, but he is a football player with vulnerability, sassy charm, and always gives of himself 110%. His upbringing in a foster system could have shaped him into a man that would have made him cold and callus, but instead he views the world precious and holds onto what he has today knowing that he may not have it for very long. This vulnerable side of Berk is a complete tear jerker and was a wonderful way to read a normally big, gruff football player.

Jules or Julia as her family refers to her, comes from old money, but once her father passed away her home has been anything but loving. Jules doesn’t live up to her mother’s expectations and constant criticisms and when you add on that the one boyfriend Jules had left her for her sister Jules’ self esteem is pretty low. However, her one shining light lives across the street and his name is Berk. Their relationship began through letters and he didn’t even know it was her penning them, but then they actually became friends and things become complicated, but in a good way, that is until those self esteem doubts creep back in. It’s hard to let them go when you’ve been told your entire life you aren’t good enough.

Berk and Jules are so very similar and yet also very different. I love how Maya was able to heighten their worlds, bring me in, really tug at my heartstrings, make my eyes leak like crazy, and ride that crazy emotional train page after page. I won’t give it away for her fans, but there is a fabulous treat for those who read her books that you are going to love!!!

I’d give this book ten stars!!

Synopsis:

Dear Letter Girl, I need to see you. When can we meet?

Her response never came. My secret pen pal with a dirty mind has ghosted me. I’ve roped Jules, my sweet as pie next door neighbor, to help me track her down.

There’s only one problem–I’m falling for her. The tortoise shell glasses, out of this world curves and delicious treats are making the search for The Letter Girl even harder.

My notes were supposed to be a one time thing. A little too much wine and naughty thoughts on a winter’s night. I never thought Berk would write back. I wanted to tell him it was me, but the fear of rejection kept my lips sealed.

Now he’s enlisted my help to track down The Letter Girl and our search has him hot on my, ahem, her trail.

She’s the girl next door.

He’s my secret pen pal.

Truth is on a collision course with their hearts and it’s only a matter of time before one of them gets wrecked…

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Cover Reveal – The Third Best Thing by Maya Hughes

Title: The Third Best Thing
Series: Fulton U #3
Author: Maya Hughes
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Najla Qamber
Release Date: January 30, 2020
Blurb

Dear Letter Girl, I need to see you. When can we meet?

Her response never came. My secret pen pal with a dirty mind has ghosted me.
I’ve roped Jules, my sweet as pie next door neighbor, to help me track her
down.

There’s only one problem—I’m falling for her. The tortoise shell glasses, out
of this world curves and delicious treats are making the search for The Letter
Girl even harder.

My notes were supposed to be a one time thing. A little too much wine and
naughty thoughts on a winter’s night. I never thought Berk would write back. I
wanted to tell him it was me, but the fear of rejection kept my lips sealed.

Now he’s enlisted my help to track down The Letter Girl and our search has him
hot on my, ahem, her trail.

She’s the girl next door.

He’s my secret pen pal.

Truth is on a collision course with their hearts and it’s only a matter of time
before one of them gets wrecked…

Excerpt
How can you lose someone you’ve never met? The
Letter Girl
had careened into my life like a damn smash and grab pro
and wormed her way into my heart before I knew what happened.
She was everything I’d ever wanted in a girl. Hot as hell.
Smart and caring. The slow slide of the notes from X-rated to something more
caught me off guard, but she became someone I could talk to. Someone I could
share parts of myself that I didn’t share with other people. Even if she didn’t
know everything about my past, she knew more than most.
No one wanted to be sexy pen pals with a former foster kid
with almost no one in the whole world. Nah, that was for the college senior,
soon to be pro athlete.
Don’t ever let anyone see things bother you; I learned that
in foster home number four. If everything’s a joke, there’s nothing they can do
to hurt you, but losing TLG when I thought I’d finally found
someone who knew me for me and actually gave a shit? That hurt. It was an
unexpected squeeze on my heart every so often that made it hard to breathe.
Jules slid her hand closer, herky-jerky like she was in a
stop motion animation movie before it finally landed on top of mine with a
gentle pat. “Is it really that important for you to find her?”
I shrugged. “Maybe not. She probably got tired of trying to
figure out my fucking chicken scratch.” I forced out a laugh through the
tightness in my chest.
“Once the season starts things will be crazy for you,
right?”
“You’re right. I guess I’m fixating because not much else is
going on.” No, this would always be a question I needed answered. Who is TLG and
did all the things we’d written about mean as much to her as they meant to me?
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Author Bio
Maya
Hughes, that’s me!, can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding
in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking
inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration
also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer
practice.
I love
writing stories that capture the possibilities of the paths less travelled and
enjoy experiencing life through my characters’ eyes.
I’m the mom
of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time.
Some of my favorite things are cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing
until I can’t breathe, traveling with my family and Jeff Goldblum.