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

New Release – Island Affair by Priscilla Oliveras

Will their love stay on the island?
Island Affair by Priscilla Oliveras is available now!
#IslandLove #FakeRelationshipRomance #FakeRomance #FirefighterRomance

Sought-after social media influencer Sara Vance, in recovery for a serious health disorder, is coming into her own, with a potential career expansion on the horizon. Despite the good news, her successful siblings (and their perfect spouses) have a way of making her feel like the odd one out. So, when her unreliable boyfriend is a no-show for a Florida family vacation, Sara recruits Luis Navarro—a gorgeous firefighter paramedic and dive captain willing to play the part of her smitten fiancé . . .

Luis’s big Cuban familia has been in Key West for generations, and his quiet strength feeds off the island’s laidback style. Though guarded after a deep betrayal, he’ll always help someone in need—especially a spunky beauty with a surprising knowledge of Spanish curse words. Soon, he and Sara have memorized their “how we met” story and are immersed in family dinners, bike tours, private snorkeling trips . . . sharing secrets, and slow, melting kisses. But when it’s time for Sara to return home, will their island romance last or fade with the stunning sunset?

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About the Author:
PRISCILLA OLIVERAS is a USA Today bestselling author and 2018 RWA® RITA® double finalist who writes contemporary romance with a Latinx flavor. She and her work have earned praise from the Washington Post, New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Redbook, Publishers Weekly, and Booklist, amongst others. Priscilla earned her MFA in Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University and currently serves as adjunct faculty in the program and teaches the online class “Romance Writing” for ed2go. While she’s a devotee of the romance genre, Priscilla also considers herself a sports fan, beach lover, and Zumba aficionado, who often practices the art of napping in her backyard hammock.
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New Release – First and Always by Rebecca Brooke

RELEASE BLITZ
Title: First and Always
Series: The Forever Duet #1
Author: Rebecca Brooke
Genre: Women’s Fiction/Romance
Release Date: April 16, 2020
BLURB

Everything seemed to have fallen in place for Aiden Cormack. As the lead singer of Violet Obsession, he spent his days living his dream. At night he went home to the love of his life, his fiancé, Christine. It had been a long and difficult road on the way to the altar, with regret that almost destroyed them. But Aiden wanted to put the past behind him and couldn’t wait to see Christine walk down the aisle to him.

Christine takes him by surprise a few months after their wedding. She wants to try for another baby, but Aiden’s not sure he’s ready to face the fear of what ifs again.

The pieces of his life that had been held together so strongly, start to break apart. As Aiden tries to hold them together, the task proves impossible. Now, he’s buried under the mountain of what was his perfect life and he’s not sure if he actually wants to come to the surface or let it all take him under.

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EXCERPT

“Good morning, sleeping beauty.”
Christine turned her head and squinted in the light.
“Well, hello there, my big fancy rock star.”
I ran a hand through my hair, which was probably sticking up in a million different directions already. “Nope.”
She laid the open book on her legs. “No, then who are you?”
I smirked. “For the next two weeks, the only thing I am is your husband.”
“Not my rock star husband?”
“Only if you want me to be.”
“I think I prefer my husband this week.”
I brushed a piece of hair from her face. “What are you doing up so early?”
“You know I can’t sleep when the sun hits my eyes.” She moved to sit on the side of the hammock, her legs hanging over the side. “Besides, who want to miss the beautiful weather here by staying inside all day?”
I leaned forward and pressed my lips to the side of her neck. “I can think of a few reasons to stay inside.”
“Mmm…you can, can’t you?”
“Yep.” I kissed my way up to behind her ear, loving the way her body trembled under mine. “Many reasons and none of them include sand in places that never see the sun.”

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#2 Last and Forever – Releasing May 14

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AUTHOR BIO

Rebecca Brooke is the author of the Jaded Ivory and Traded Series. She grew up in the shore towns of South Jersey. She loves to hit the beach, but always with her Kindle on hand. She is married to the most wonderful man who puts up with all her craziness. Together they have two beautiful children who keep her on her toes. When she isn’t writing or reading (which is very rarely) she loves to bake and binge watch Netflix.

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Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, Year of Reviews - 2020

Review – Island Affair by Priscilla Oliveras

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Island Affair; Keys to Love #1 
(A standalone within a series)

by: Priscilla Oliveras

Review Rating:

Review/Synopsis:

Review:

A mix of romance and woman’s fiction, this fake boyfriend novel digs deep into family issues and how meeting the right person can be the strength you need at the just the right time.

Headed on the way to a family vacation, Sara Vance is stood up by her flaky boyfriend, Ric. In the heat of the moment, while Luis Navarro witnesses Sara getting dumped, he ends up getting recruited in replacement. Given his “hero complex” (he is a firefighter/paramedic) and he hates witnessing a woman in distress, especially a beautiful woman, plus he has a week of vacation with nothing to do, so he agrees to spend it with her and her family, never once thinking he would fall quite so deeply for her. Luis spends a great week showing Sara’s family around Key West, but what happens when that week is over and everyone leaves? Things begin to feel too real and it’s best not to get too attached, but the longer they spend together the harder that becomes.

Sara already feels uncomfortable visiting her family, always the odd one out, so showing up without a date seems awful. Having Luis, a local firefighter agree to be her date/fake boyfriend for the week is the perfect solution until feelings start to surface. How can they work when she lives thousands of miles away. She knows she makes terrible decision, just look at the man who was supposed to originally come on this vacation. Sara knows it’s best to keep things platonic between her and Luis, but that becomes really hard when their relationship feels so real.

Synopsis:

Sought-after social media influencer Sara Vance, in recovery from an eating disorder, is coming into her own, with a potential career expansion on the horizon. Despite the good news, her successful siblings (and their perfect spouses) have a way of making her feel like the odd one out. So, when her unreliable boyfriend is a no-show for a Florida family vacation, Sara recruits Luis Navarro—a firefighter paramedic and dive captain willing to play the part of her smitten fiancé . . .

Luis’s big Cuban familia has been in Key West for generations, and his quiet strength feeds off the island’s laidback style. Though guarded after a deep betrayal, he’ll always help someone in need—especially a spunky beauty with a surprising knowledge of Spanish curse words. Soon, he and Sara have memorized their “how we met” story and are immersed in family dinners, bike tours, private snorkeling trips . . . sharing secrets, and slow, melting kisses. But when it’s time for Sara to return home, will their island romance last or fade with the stunning sunset?

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New Release – All for You by Belle Brooks

RELEASE BLITZ
Title: All for You
Series: Beautiful You #1
Author: Belle Brooks
Genre: Women’s Fiction
Release Date: July 28, 2019

BLURB

“I will breathe for you.”

Some people’s bodies are built to run marathons. Others to lift and labour. And some are made so graceful their footsteps are barely heard.
My body was built to be a vessel. It was always built for you.

Maybelline Connors knows stars are not always as faultless as they appear. She knows life is not permanently concreted into its foundations, and love can last a lifetime … even when a lifetime is shorter than one hoped.

May has only one thing left to fight for: her baby. And when the man you love’s heart is breaking, it can be hard to find the beauty in those stars you once adored.

With life there is love … and with love there will always be life.

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EXCERPT

There is no breeze when my stiletto hits the footpath. The air is stale and lifeless. Like me. I slip each foot out of my shoes and hang them from my fingertips. The path is scorching against the flesh of my soles. I’m not sure why I do it—it could be because the path is far too hot for my skin to bear, or it could be because this is a natural act for me, but I run. I run flat out. Running has always alleviated my tension—it’s probably why I started training for this stupid half-marathon in the first place. My handbag slaps at my sides as my feet pound against the tar. Running usually supplies contentment in my life, but right now I feel numb. There is no contentment—no nothing. Maybe if I run far enough away then I won’t have cancer anymore.

Darting in front of a car, I inhale harshly as I wave my apologies before entering a children’s playground on the opposite corner to the medical centre. Children swing freely. The sound of innocent laughter fills the air. The green grass instantly cushions my boiling feet. I stare at its brilliant colouration when my head drops and my hands grasp my knees.

“It’s okay. Breathe,” I tell myself, trying to slow each breath.

Without warning the grass slowly fades to a haunting grey. I flick my head upwards and my body follows suit. The swings bearing the weight of small children suddenly morph into aged tombstones. This once beautiful playground becomes ugly, as I see only an eerie cemetery. I try to escape the sudden changes, and step forward. My lungs seize, causing me to cough hard, and I gasp. I attempt to inhale air, but it’s not entering my body like it should. A stampeding herd pummels my chest, buckling my torso over, folding me in half once more.

“Breathe, May,” I whisper, right before my legs give way. I fall heavily upon my knees as salty tears flow steadily from my disbelieving eyes. Finally, I draw a needy mouthful of air only to release it again in an injured howl.

Please don’t take my life.

AUTHOR BIO

Belle Brooks is the International bestselling author of eight novels and multiple novellas. She lives out in the country of Queensland with her incredibly tolerant and crazy family. She writes contemporary romance, romantic comedy and contemporary women’s fiction ranging from young adult to adult audiences. She also writes crime and psychological thrillers.

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