#Review “Choosing Us” by M. Robinson

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USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR M. ROBINSON

COVER MODEL: Weston Boucher ♦ COVER DESIGNER: Heather Moss  


Tricia’s Musings…

4 CROWNS

This author hooked me from the minute I started reading Choosing Us. She sucked me straight in with the most heart rending prologue I’ve read in a long time, one which had me desperately turning the pages, needing to know what the heck had happened!

The story is told by way of chapters from the present and flashback chapters from Aiden and Bailey’s childhood. Beautifully written, those chapters from the past were full of love and loss, survival and friendship and were, at times, especially hard to read. I don’t always enjoy books told this way, but for Choosing Us this works extremely well. The contrast between the past and present took me on a huge rollercoaster ride of emotions and I couldn’t get enough. I’m not sure yet if I like adult Aiden, I don’t have enough information about him in the present and so I’m reserving my judgment. Aiden as a child, however, was amazing, albeit sometimes he was a little too old and articulate for his years in my opinion. A gutsy, yet scared and vulnerable little boy, he never gave up and, as he grew, his kindness and strength shone through.

Choosing Us is quite a different kind of book from those we’ve been used to from this author in the recent past and I can say it certainly won’t be what you expect. Yes there’s plenty of angst but there’s humor too, courtesy of one feisty young woman who plays a very important role. I liked her very much and am hugely intrigued by her. I have a feeling she may have an even bigger part to play, a bigger contribution to the story than we are led to believe. I certainly hope so, I love a good misdirection. There’s so much mystery here, a puzzle we’re being given one piece at a time. I don’t want to say too much about the plot, as it appears the blurb has been kept deliberately vague and I don’t want to spoil it. I believe in order to fully enjoy it you need to go in blind, open minded and without any preconceived ideas.

This is book one of a duet, with book two, Choosing You, out next month and I can’t wait to read it. Cliffhangers don’t generally bother me but I know some readers prefer to wait until a story is complete before starting it and so I will confirm it does end on a cliffy and one heck of an ambiguous one to boot!

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#Review “Hook Shot” by Kennedy Ryan

“This book was utter perfection! Hook Shot is full of emotion, sizzle and a breathtaking romance. It is a book I will never forget and one I will revisit often to get swept away in its magic.”- Devney Perry, USA Today bestselling author

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Hook Shot, a deeply emotional standalone set in the worlds of professional basketball and high fashion from Kennedy Ryan, is available now and FREE in Kindle Unlimited!


Sarah’s Musings…

5 I Am Yours CROWNS

Hook Shot, unlike its predecessors, has a quiet power. Kenan and Lotus’s journey isn’t shocking, in your face, controversial in nature, but it is just as consuming, just as moving. The subtle way she brings them together, heals them, is powerful. Their story is a silent pulse under your skin, building slowly and sensually, exploding into full blown love and culminating in romance that still made my heart flutter and shatter and my perceptions challenged and crafted into something new.

Lotus, like all Kennedy Ryan heroines, exemplifies the best qualities of femininity – independence, intelligence and bravery. While Lotus shares similar qualities with that of Ryan’s previous heroines, there is a peacefulness to her character, a quiet storm that blows in slaying the enemy when those she loves is threatened. Lotus is introspective, an observer. She believes fully in her faith and her upbringing with Mimi, refusing to be ashamed of who she is and where she comes from. Her quiet strength, though, speaks so loudly, she demands attention. Like any good characters, there are layers to Lotus. We get to see who she truly is with those she loves. Through her friends and Kenan and Iris, we get see a woman who feels and loves fully, who is funny and vibrant, who is complete. If you have read the previous standalones, then you know Lotus’s history, and if not, you will find out in Hook Shot, and it is not surprising that this experience has shaped her, affects her during her story, and ultimately forms who she is and becomes. It is this experience, though, and how it still affects her that puts her on the path to Kenan. This part of the story is where the readers truly get to see her fortitude and her ability to know herself and that there are many paths to healing. Her reflection, her decision to own her soul and body with no apologies, and her ability to love are her greatest attributes.

Kenan is so incredibly different than any other heroes Kennedy Ryan has created. He is an old soul in every way. And while he shares his reflective and introspective nature with Lotus, he uses his observation to close himself off to most. Through the course of the novel, Lotus tears his walls down, and we see a man who is disciplined and loves deeply, which we see most in their intimate moments. She draws out a side of him that is silly, adventurous, and sensual. Of course he has those characteristics that we love in a hero – that delicate balance between possession and freedom, and readers will absolutely swoon over this man who is as disciplined in his pursuit and love of Lotus as he is on the court.

Story writing is always where Kennedy Ryan shines. Her writing style and prose just makes a story more. I feel her words reach into my soul, twist me up and by the end of the novel, I am something new, something different. With her words, a kiss is more than a kiss, the intimacy between characters becomes transcendent, and her stories pulse with the vibrancy of life. I feel every moment, every joy, every heartbreak, every flash of anger and heat of passion. I LIVE with these characters, and I was consumed by the story or Lotus and Kenan because their love is unique and scary and healing. What readers will ultimately see, though, is that their journey shows that love, even with the most level-headed and observant characters can be consuming. Their love becomes an altar, a place of worship, not just with their bodies, but their minds and souls. Kennedy Ryan also excels and creating conflicts that organically stem from the characters she creates, the threads woven into the story from the beginning, developed and expanded upon with each chapter. It is organic and natural, and the resolution offers some type didactic offering for the public to ruminate on.

With every story, Kennedy Ryan makes me fall in love with her characters, their journey, and the romance of it all. It doesn’t seem to matter, though, who or what the story is about because her words and her story-telling are what truly make me fall in love with each and every book she writes. Her talent is truly unparalleled, her ability to make readers feel and think is her greatest gift.

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Tricia’s Musings…

5, I have found the one whom my soul loves, CROWNS

Oh my goodness, I don’t know how to write a review that will do this book justice. I was blown away by this story. I loved everything about it. The poetic descriptions and beautiful phrasing were superb, even when the subject matter was difficult to read. The pacing of the storyline was perfect and means it’s not all up in your face. It has a quiet strength and it’s power lies in its intelligence and the sheer perfection of this author’s creative writing.

These characters are made for each other, they have a deep connection, and as the story unfolds you feel every emotion along with them. Their road is a challenging and bumpy one at times. They may not always see eye to eye but they don’t act like children or play silly mind games with each other in order to provoke a reaction. Lotus is a survivor. Damaged but strong, a beautiful soul and I adore her and the bond with her great grandmother and her spiritual traditions. Kenan is quite a reserved character, except when it comes to Lotus. Dedicated to his sport he nevertheless is a wonderful father and makes every effort to put his daughter and her needs to the forefront. Loyal and honourable, I loved the way he was there for Lotus and how he treated her with understanding and such tenderness when she needed it. The author was able to show us his strength and his vulnerability in a way which was real and relatable.

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#CoverReveal “How to Date a Douchebag: The Lying Hourse” by Sara Ney

The Lying Hours

(How to Date a Douchebag #5)

By Sara Ney

Release Day – MAY 9th


Synopsis:
ABRAHAM
DAVIS—Honest Abe to his friends—IS IN OVER HIS HEAD…
He’s a fixer
and a do good-er. The all-knowing, resident “grandfather” on the
wrestling team who everyone relies on to fix their problems. His teammates go
to him for everything; advice, homework, or when they need a sober driver at
three in the morning–whether he likes it or not.
Abe’s
current mission is easy: mend his roommates broken heart by helping him find a
girlfriend on the LoveU app–without getting caught in the lie…
SKYLAR GABRIEL.
IS. OVER. IT.
Over her bad
grades. Over her meddling older brother and his two best friends. And over
dating douchebags. What she wants to know is: where have all the nice guys
gone?
She longs
for a handsome, sweet, and honest guy who can make her laugh. In one last ditch
effort to prove that he exists—Skylar turns to LoveU.
On her worst
day, Skylar has no filter (it’s a miracle she hasn’t been ditched mid-date).
On her best,
she’s as wholesome, and sweet, as pie.
On Thursday?
She matches with Abraham Davis’s roommate.
Skylar
Gabriel is falling for the wrong guy—she just doesn’t realize it yet.
Why?
BECAUSE ABE
DAVIS IS A LIAR.

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#CoverReveal “Kiss Me Tonight” by Maria Luis

KISS ME TONIGHT by Maria Luis

COMING MAY 2, 2019


Synopsis:
I had it all.
The Super Bowl rings.
The hot shot TV gig.
Then I got fired.
Now I’m living in
middle-of-nowhere Maine, playing assistant coach to the woman of my nightmares.
Did I mention that she
and her son are my new neighbors?
If you talk to the
locals, they’ll tell you Aspen Levi is the queen of high school football.
But if you ask me, my new head coach is a pain in my left nut sac.
She’s too blonde.
Too peppy.
And way too sexy for my
peace of mind.
Only, one minute we’re
fighting, and the next I can’t keep my hands off her. One hot kiss. One
forbidden touch. I don’t do love but . . .
What I want, I take, and
what I want is Aspen Levi.

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#NewRelease “Like the Wind” by J. Bengtsson

We are thrilled to be bringing you the release of LIKE THE WIND by J. Bengtsson! Previously released as an Audible Original audiobook, LIKE THE WIND is now available in ebook and paperback. Be sure to grab your copy today!


About LIKE THE WIND

Prepare to laugh, cry, and fall in love with this enthralling new romance from J. Bengtsson!

When a letter from his supposedly deceased mother finds its way into his hands, life changes in an instant for international pop star Bodhi Beckett.

Reeling from the deception of those closest to him, Bodhi spirals out of control and is sent to a secluded mansion in the coastal mountains of Southern California for some rest and relaxation. But the retreat proves to be anything but relaxing when a raging wildfire sets the landscape around him ablaze.

While escaping the flames, Bodhi rescues Breeze, a quirky, pet-loving woman, and together the two fight their way to safety. In the aftermath of the fire, Bodhi and Breeze hit the road to uncover the truth about his family. What neither of them expected is to forge a powerful connection that will change their lives forever…but can it survive the real world, or will it disappear like the wind?

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#NewRelease “The Mister” by E.L. James

The Mister will sweep you off your feet…

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THE MISTER, the highly anticipated new love story from #1 New York Times bestseller E L James is available now!


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Synopsis:

London, 2019. Life has been easy for Maxim Trevelyan. With his good looks, aristocratic connections, and money, he’s never had to work and he’s rarely slept alone. But all that changes when tragedy strikes and Maxim inherits his family’s noble title, wealth, and estates, and all the responsibility that entails. It’s a role he’s not prepared for and one that he struggles to face.

But his biggest challenge is fighting his desire for an unexpected, enigmatic young woman who’s recently arrived in England, possessing little more than a dangerous and troublesome past. Reticent, beautiful, and musically gifted, she’s an alluring mystery, and Maxim’s longing for her deepens into a passion that he’s never experienced and dares not name. Just who is Alessia Demachi? And can Maxim protect her from the malevolence that threatens her? And what will she do when she learns that he’s been hiding secrets of his own?

From the heart of London through wild, rural Cornwall to the bleak, forbidding beauty of the Balkans, The Mister is a roller-coaster ride of danger and desire that leaves the reader breathless to the very last page.

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#Review “Layla’s Chance” by Mika Jolie

LAYLA’S CHANCE by Mika Jolie
Release Date: April 11th


Sarah’s Musings…

5 CROWNS

Oh my goodness, I loved this story so much. I don’t generally read short stories, as I often find the plots are not developed enough for my personal taste but the blurb intrigued me and so I downloaded it. Let me tell you, that was a great decision. A short story it may be, but in my opinion it reads like a full length book. I’m writing this review with a silly, contented smile on my face, just thinking about these characters.

Having had her plans for her career unexpectedly derailed, Layla decides to fly to Martha’s Vineyard to do some soul searching. Once there, she quite literally bumps into Chance, a gorgeous and, as she later discovers, amazingly talented (in more ways than one), well established, rock star. Despite his fame, Chance is a down to earth guy. There’s no posturing and arrogance on his behalf, just a cheeky confidence that made him completely endearing, not to mention oh so sexy. Insta love is too trivial a phrase to describe their connection. Yes, their relationship develops quickly but this author does a great job of making sure it doesn’t feel false or forced, or too much too soon. It feels genuine and I absolutely loved it. Despite, or maybe because of, their age difference, these actions of these characters go to show that age really is just a number.

Is it possible to be jealous of a fictional character? By the end of this book, I wanted to be Layla. I wanted to swap places with her and skip off into the breathtaking Menemsha sunset with Chance. If you’re looking for drama, you won’t find it here. What you will find is a beautiful story, well developed characters, amazing steamy and sensual moments and a new swoon-worthy book boyfriend. Oh, and did I tell you I loved it? I’m confident you will too.

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#NewRelease “Time” by Penny Reid

“Utterly addictive, fascinating, hilarious, and absolutely electric chemistry!”

Samantha Young, New York Times Bestselling Author

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New York Times bestselling author Penny Reid’s The Laws of Physics Trilogy is complete with TIME!


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Synopsis:

A (brokenhearted) physicist.

Now an infamous (who is LITERALLY EVERYWHERE!! UGH!) musician.

The worst has already happened.

Mona has learned that she has nothing figured out and plans are meaningless. After leaving her in Aspen, Abram is now breaking sales-records, rising to rock star fame almost overnight. Mona can’t seem to escape him. He is literally everywhere, or at least images of him are.

Just when she thinks things can’t get any more confusing, Abram returns . . . What happens next? Only TIME will tell.

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#NewRelease “Gluttony” by K. Webster

Money is my legacy, but I want something money can’t buy.
I am Baxter Samuel Goddard V.
I am Gluttony.

GLUTTONY BY K. WEBSTER

AN ELITE SEVEN IS LIVE!

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Synopsis:
My life has been served to me on a gold platter to be devoured by my silver spoon. 
Money, money, and more money. It’s the backbone of the Goddard name. I’m the only son, so it’s all mine for the taking. 

But sometimes money isn’t enough. I always want more, yet nothing seems to satisfy me.

My father has made sure I become a part of The Elite Seven. Where most candidates are chosen, I was given my place. Everything comes at a price, though. Luckily, I can afford any price—no one has more money than God. 

The Elite Seven have their initiations. My assignment is personal and beneath me: steal a car and send a warning. It’ll hurt my best friend in the process, but we both made a pact going into this. There’s no line we won’t cross.

My task makes an ugly turn and I nearly take a life. Such a small, unimportant person—someone no one would even notice was gone. She’s a problem my money and power can easily sweep under the rug. 

It’s what my father wants. It’s what my brothers want. But when she finally opens those big, innocent brown eyes, I realize I’ve found what I’ve been searching for my entire life. I don’t want my little problem to disappear…I want to keep her. 

Accept your sin wisely, for the tasks given to earn your place are not for the weak—they’re for The Elite. 

Money is my legacy, but I want something money can’t buy.
I am Baxter Samuel Goddard V.
I am Gluttony. 

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#CoverReveal “Raphael” by Tillie Cole

RAPHAEL (DV: book one)
 by Tillie Cole
The Deadly Virtues Series

Synopsis:

They are the Fallen. A brotherhood of murderers whose nature compels them to kill. But guided by their leader, Gabriel, the Fallen have learned to use their urges to rid the world of those it is better off without.For Raphael, sex and death are intertwined. Where there is one, there must be the other. He is a lust killer, luring his victims with the face of an angel and a body built for sin.

And Raphael lives to sin.

His newest mission takes him into the sadistic underworld of Boston’s secret sex clubs, and puts him face to face with his greatest fantasy made flesh.

Maria is everything he’s ever dreamed of, the kill he’s always longed for. She’s not his target. And he knows he must resist. But the temptation is too strong…

Yet Raphael is not the only one with a mission. Maria is not quite what she seems. And as her secrets and Raphael’s unravel, Maria begins to question everything she thought she knew—about evil, about the place she calls home, and about the beautiful sinner she was sent to destroy.

Dark Contemporary Romance. Contains sexual situations, violence, sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language and topics some may find triggering. Recommended for age 18 years and up.

The Fallen: Genesis a prequel novella in The Deadly Virtues Series and MUST be read before RAPHAEL (DV: book one).

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#NewReleases for the Week of April 14, 2019

Another awesome reading week is upon us.  The following list indicates the top romance books being released this week. Check out my #soontodrop post to see which books being released this week I am most excited about sharing with you.

Make sure you head over to my Facebook page for your chance to win an e-book copy of one of the many new releases being published this week! Also, don’t forget to comment on any post throughout the week in order to enter to win an ebook from your own TBR ($5.99 Limit). Each comment is an entry, so make sure to comment multiple times.


  • 4/15 – Time – Penny Reid
  • 4/15 – Gluttony – K. Webster
  • 4/15 – Red Hot Rancher – Marie Johnston
  • 4/16 – The Mister – E.L. James
  • 4/16 – The Rose – Tiffany Reisz
  • 4/16 – Breaking Without You – Carrie Ann Ryan
  • 4/16 – Until Mayhem – Layla Frost
  • 4/16 – Until Tequila – Brynne Asher
  • 4/16 – Twisted Pride – Cora Reilly
  • 4/16 – Like the Wind – J. Bengttson
  • 4/16 – Conceited – T.L. Smith
  • 4/17 – Titan – MJ Fields
  • 4/18 – Renegades: Badlands Next Generation

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#NewRelease “My Life in Shambles” by Karina Halle

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My Life in Shambles by Karina Halle

Release Date: April 11, 2019


Sarah’s Musings…

4.5 Say Yes to Adventure CROWNS

I love when a book offers some kind of didactic message, when it gives me a new outlook on life, rejuvenates my desire to live in the moment, and My Life in Shambles, made me want to say yes to any adventure that comes my way.

Padraig and Valerie are two broken people, their life in shambles, and by saying yes and taking chances they find a new version of happiness. Halle keeps their story realistic with a happy ending that is plausible for the trials that they face, and yet their outlook on life, their attitude in facing it, made me want to adopt the same. This couple made me want to grab the moments and say yes to everything, so that I have really lived versus going through the motions of what is expected of me.

With most Halle couples, Padraig and Valerie are combustible in the bedroom. The steam is tempered with the sweetness outside of it. Some the swooniest lines came from Padraig’s equally dirty mouth. The best of both worlds.

More than a romance, I found My Life in Shambles to be inspirational. It is a beautiful story about rolling with the punches, taking chances, and saying yes and relinquishing fear. It is about finding the life you are meant to live when shuck others opinions and expectations and embrace what feels good to your soul and right in your heart, and while there are hard moments and set backs for this couple, it shows there is joy in chasing your adventures.

My Life in Shambles is for any reader bogged down with life, with expectations. It breathes fresh air into your lungs, makes you want for more, and not in a acquisition of possession but in a gathering of joy and love.

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#Excerpt “Like the Wind” by J. Bengtsson

J. Bengtsson’s LIKE THE WIND will be out in just a few days and we are so excited to be sharing a brand new excerpt with you! Be sure to pre-order your copy if you haven’t already!


About LIKE THE WIND

Prepare to laugh, cry, and fall in love with this enthralling new romance from J. Bengtsson!

When a letter from his supposedly deceased mother finds its way into his hands, life changes in an instant for international pop star Bodhi Beckett.

Reeling from the deception of those closest to him, Bodhi spirals out of control and is sent to a secluded mansion in the coastal mountains of Southern California for some rest and relaxation. But the retreat proves to be anything but relaxing when a raging wildfire sets the landscape around him ablaze.

While escaping the flames, Bodhi rescues Breeze, a quirky, pet-loving woman, and together the two fight their way to safety. In the aftermath of the fire, Bodhi and Breeze hit the road to uncover the truth about his family. What neither of them expected is to forge a powerful connection that will change their lives forever…but can it survive the real world, or will it disappear like the wind?

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#CoverReveal “Angel” by Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine

ANGEL

Book Three of the Fallen Angel Series

An MM Rock Romance


Synopsis:

USA TODAY bestselling authors Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine conclude the story of sexy Fallen Angel rockers Viper and Halo in ANGEL.

As Fallen Angel embarks on their worldwide Corruption tour, frontman Halo is forced to deal with his newfound fame, as well as his intense feelings for his bandmate, Viper.

Because now Halo has everything he ever dreamed of and one surprise he never expected: a boyfriend.

And Viper has the one thing he never thought he wanted but found himself chasing down: a relationship.

From the very beginning, they were drawn to each other, but can these polar opposites find lasting love, or will their flame burn out?

ANGEL is the third book of the Fallen Angel Series and should be read following HALO and VIPER. Halo and Viper’s story concludes in ANGEL.

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ANGEL (Fallen Angel #3) is out 4/25/19… and it can be all yours here:

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#CoverReveal “Disgraceful” by Autumn Grey

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Disgraceful, Grace Trilogy #2

Cover Design: Okay Creations

Release Date: May 10, 2019


Synopsis:

I knew falling for him was wrong. I did it anyway, his half smiles and blue eyes pulling me deeper. Blue eyes that made me soar. He wasn’t mine to keep, though. And like all good and rare things, it came to an end.

Then he strolls into my life, armed with dimples and brown eyes. Brown eyes that ground me. He smashes through my defenses, stealing what is left of my heart.

Now my heart is a war zone, past and present battling for my forever.
They say lightning doesn’t strike the same place twice. I call bullshit on that theory.

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#CoverReveal “Paper Dreams” by KJ Lewis

PAPER DREAMS by KJ Lewis
Release Day: May 1st


Blurb:

Time is not my friend. With every tick of the clock, my options wane. Winning a lunch meeting with the CEO was supposed to be the answer to all of my problems. After all, Nixon Ballard is known for taking a bit of money and turning it into a lot. But his easy dismissal of my financial struggle took what I hoped would be a quick solution and turned it into my only option. An option to provide for those who matter most. An option that lays everything on the line. This was meant to be a sacrifice, but quickly became the escape I really need.

The old adage is true… time is money. Which makes it one of my most precious commodities. Starting my company ten years ago, I quickly understood that success is garnered from milking every moment of the one thousand four hundred and forty minutes each day has to offer. Every meeting, conference call, and agenda item is carefully orchestrated like an elaborate meal. Each course perfectly timed and curated, building to the grand dessert- my weekly scheduled evening with a hired beauty.

Ninety minutes with no expectations, other than mutual pleasure.

Ninety minutes where no one knows who I am.

Today was meant to be the same. Until it wasn’t.

Until Natalie.

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#BlogTour “Eleanor & Grey” by Brittainy C. Cherry

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Eleanor & Grey, an all-new beautiful and emotional standalone from Brittainy C. Cherry is available now!


Tricia’s Musings…

4.5 CROWNS

Eleanor & Grey is, without a doubt, the most beautifully sweet and at times heartbreaking story of second chances, of family, love and friendship. Whilst it’s a very different story to what I was expecting, I nevertheless enjoyed it enormously. I’m not sure if, for most of the book, I’d necessarily want to call it a romance, although there’s definitely a romantic attraction between them. It’s more about how Eleanor and Grey navigate through life, their journey, both together and apart, each being what the other needs at challenging times in their respective lives.

The first third of the book focuses on the past, on the main characters’ teenage years and the wonderfully caring friendship they have. They each lean on each other for different reasons and Grey in particular is hugely supportive of Ellie. He’s so sweet and kind and I loved their time together, times which are both cute and funny. He’s everything a great friend should be. Unfortunately, circumstances eventually force them apart and, whilst the story is vague as to the reasons why, I can completely understand how easy it is to drift apart and to lose touch with friends when life sends you in different directions, even for those who were as close as Ellie and Grey. It’s sad but it happens and, for me, I’m not sure that having more details would have made any difference to my overall enjoyment of the story.

However, some things are meant to be and many years later fate steps in to bring them together once more, at a time when Grey is in great need. These chapters from the present are hugely emotional at times and, as I read on I felt such sympathy for this family, and will confess they had me in tears. Eleanor came into her own in this part of the book and I really liked her personality. Steadfast in her determination to help, nevertheless, she had quite a challenge on her hands. I have to say, though, that as time moved on, I did become concerned that the story was taking us in a direction I felt would’ve been unrealistic under the circumstances. However, I shouldn’t have worried as Ms Cherry knew exactly the path these characters needed to take, one which to me was real and relatable. I even had great sympathy when a slip of the tongue threatened to derail everything they were working so hard towards. It just proved that they needed more time to heal.

Whilst the first part of the book was very strong, if there was one thing I could’ve changed, it would’ve been the ending, which felt a little rushed. I would’ve loved for this part to have been expanded on and for there to have been an epilogue, as I wasn’t quite ready to let these characters go. Although this may not be a traditional romance, it is definitely a love story and one which I enjoyed very much.

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#NewRelease “Praying for Rain” by BB Easton

BB Easton is a masterful storyteller at her very best with Praying for Rain. It’s a story I’ll remember always and reread often.” — T.M. Frazier, USA Today bestselling author

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Praying for Rain, an all-new powerful and emotional love story from BB Easton, is available now!


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Synopsis:

With only three days left until the predicted apocalypse, the small town of Franklin Springs, Georgia, has become a wasteland of abandoned cars, abandoned homes, abandoned businesses, and abandoned people. People like Rainbow Williams.

Rain isn’t afraid of dying. In fact, she’s looking forward to it. If she can just outrun her pain until April 23, she’ll never have to feel it at all.

Wes Parker has survived every horrible thing this life has thrown at him with nothing more than his resourcefulness and disarming good looks. Why should the end of the world be any different? All he needs are some basic supplies, shelter, and a sucker willing to help him out, which is exactly what he finds when he returns to his hometown of Franklin Springs.

As society crumbles, dangers mount, and secrets refuse to stay buried, two lost souls are thrust together in a twist of fate—one who will do anything to survive and one who can’t wait to die.

Perhaps, together, they can learn how to live.

Before their time runs out.

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#NewRelease “Layla’s Chance” by Mika Jolie

LAYLA’S CHANCE by Mika Jolie
Release Date: April 11th


Blurb:
Can a fling with the world’s hottest rock star become real love?

I took a few days to search my soul and, in the process, I found him.

Chance Santos.

He’s charming. Drop dead gorgeous.

In his arms, I’m rediscovering who I am. And who I want to be.

We’re a fleeting moment in time. An erotic madness.

He’s much too young. Too spontaneous.

The opposite of everything that I thought was right for me.

He’s also everything I never knew my heart craved.

Logic screams for me to walk away.

But I can’t.

Is one amazing weekend enough for forever?

Do I dare take this Chance?

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#CoverReveal “Imperfect Match” by Melanie Harlow & Corinne Michaels

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Imperfect Match, a sexy friends to lovers standalone romance, from New York Times bestselling Corinne Michaels & USA Today bestselling Melanie Harlow, is coming April 26th and we have the gorgeous cover!

Cover Design: Perfect Pear Creative ♦ Cover photo: Nicole Ashley Photography


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Synopsis:

Rule number one for a professional matchmaker?

Don’t fall in love with your client.

I screwed that up when I fell for my best friend, Reid Fortino. He’s gorgeous, successful, and sexy as hell. I figured it would be easy to find him a match—and save the family business at the same time.

But the more time I spend attempting to find the perfect girl, the more I realize how much I want him for my own. What’s the harm if we give in for just one night?

I should have known that would never be enough.

Now I’m on the verge of losing my job and my heart.

We were an imperfect match from the start, but I don’t know how to let him go.

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