#BlogTour “Under the Lights” by Tia Louise

“All the sin, heat, and dirty underbelly that comes with it. I’m dying to read Under the Stars!” –Nora Flite, USA Today

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Under the Lights, book one in the thrilling, white-hot second-chance Bright Lights Duet from USA Today bestselling author Tia Louise is available NOW!


 My musings…

5 *+#~*#^% CROWNS

Well, what do I do now? You know what I want to do? I want to pick my chin up off the floor, pick up the pieces of my shattered heart, and mail them to Tia Louise. She can put them in her jar of broken hearts, because I’m sure she has caused a lot of emotional breakdowns with this suspense-filled, edge-of-your-seat romance.

It is difficult to talk about the characters, because, honestly, we don’t get a lot of background on either the hero or the heroine.. Although this is normally a detraction from the story, their vague characterization fits with the roles they play. What we do learn is that Mark is incredibly protective, and he loves fiercely. His dedication to Lara is unwavering. Lara, like Mark, has a protective streak a mile wide, and her desperation to protect Molly drives her to do many things she doesn’t want to do. Her perseverance shows a strength that most would not have when she is faced with obstacles and amoral acts she chooses to do in order to protect others. Most importantly, the chemistry between Mark and Lara is HOT, and Tia Louise does a fantastic job at making it about the physicality of their relationship.

From the first page, readers will be sucked into this seedy burlesque club. There is danger and seduction, and readers will feel ensnared by the suspense crafted by this author. There are parts of the plot that will be hard for readers, but the author doesn’t make readers endure the trauma, and spends more time with the after effects, hammering home the ramifications of what has occurred. This is a duet so it does end in a cliffhanger, but the epilogue left me with such hope.

This is my favorite Tia Louise novel, without question. I couldn’t put it down. I was consumed by this sultry and seedy world, and I cannot wait to see how it will all end.

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#ComingSoon “Say You’ll Remember Me” by Katie McGarry

From critically acclaimed author Katie McGarry, comes SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER ME—a story of two people from different worlds pushing themselves, and each other, to get what they deserve!

SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER ME releases on January 30, 2018. Pre-order your copy today!


SAY YOU’LL REMEMBER ME Synopsis:

“Doesn’t matter who did it. Not anymore. I did the time. It’s over.”

When Drix was convicted of a crime–one he didn’t commit–he thought his life was over. But opportunity came with the Second Chance Program, the governor’s newest pet project to get delinquents off the streets, rehabilitated and back into society. Drix knows this is his chance to get his life back on track, even if it means being paraded in front of reporters for a while.

Elle knows she lives a life of privilege. As the governor’s daughter, she can open doors with her name alone. But the expectations and pressure to be someone she isn’t may be too much to handle. She wants to follow her own path, whatever that means.

When Drix and Elle meet, their connection is immediate, but so are their problems. Drix is not the type of boy Elle’s parents have in mind for her, and Elle is not the kind of girl who can understand Drix’s messy life.

But sometimes love can breach all barriers.

Fighting against a society that can’t imagine them together, Drix and Elle must push themselves–Drix to confront the truth of the robbery, and Elle to assert her independence–and each other to finally get what they deserve.

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#CoverReveal “Gentleman Nine” by Penelope Ward

We are thrilled to bring you the cover from New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward. Gentleman Nine releases on February 19th!

Cover designer: Letitia Hasser, RBA designs
Cover Model: Lucas Garcez
Cover Photography: Sven Jacobsen

Synopsis:

From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new, sexy standalone novel.

Growing up, the three of us were friends.

He was the nerd.

I was the playboy.

She was the beauty.

Deep down, I only ever wanted her. I kept it inside because Rory and I made a pact that our friend, Amber, was off-limits.

He lied.

I went off to college, and he got the girl.

Amber never knew how I felt.

They were together for years—before he broke her heart.

Through it all and across the miles, she and I casually stayed in touch.

When my job sent me to Boston for a three-month contract position, Amber let me stay in her spare room.

Still reeling from her breakup, she’d sworn off men.

One night, I opened her computer to find the shock of my life. She’d hesitantly contacted a male escort company. Afraid to date and get her heart broken again, she was looking for sex with no strings.

Every emotion imaginable ran through me: protectiveness, jealousy—curiosity.

Amber had chosen Gentleman Number Nine and sent him a message.

She opened up to him, confessing, among other things, her physical attraction to her friend— me. But she considered me off-limits—and she thought I was a manwhore. (Ironic, considering the circumstances.)

Eventually, she set up a date to meet Gentleman Nine at a hotel.

When she showed up several nights later to meet him, she got the surprise of her life to see me standing there—with an offer I hoped she wouldn’t refuse.

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#CoverReveal “Living Out Loud” Staci Hart

The wait is over! We have our first stunning Staci Hart cover for 2018. It is beautiful! I cannot wait to get my hands on LIVING OUT LOUD! Check out more about this upcoming release below!

Living Out Loud
Staci Hart
Publication Date: February 1, 2018
Cover PhotoPerrywinkle Photography
Cover DesignQuirkyBird Designs


Synopsis:

When Annie Daschle arrives in New York City, the only thing she can control is her list.
Not her father’s death or the loss of her home. Not the hole in her heart or the defective valve that’s dictated so much of her life. But she can put pen to paper to make a list of all the ways she can live out loud, just like her dad would have wanted.
See the city from the top of the Empire State Building: Check.
Eat hot dogs on the steps of The Met: Check.
Stand in the middle of Times Square: Check.
Get a job at Wasted Words: Check.
Two things not on her list: Greg Brandon and Will Bailey. And just like that, she finds herself caught in the middle of something she can’t find her way out of, with no clear answers and no rules.
List or no list, she realizes she can’t control anything at all, not even her heart.
Not the decisions it makes, and not the moment it stops.
*Standalone contemporary romance Inspired by Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility.*

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#CoverReveal “Memphis” by Ginger Scott

Check out the amazing cover of Memphis by Ginger Scott!

We are so excited about this release!

Memphis by Ginger Scott

A Contemporary New Adult Romance

Release day: February 23


Blurb:

My mom always said it was just something about the way he moved.

The same swagger Archie Valentine wore in the ring when he took his opponents down followed him like a halo everywhere he went. But make no mistake about it—he was no angel. He was like a drug. My mother was his addict.

I never understood it…how love could make you blind and convince you to drink the poison. Not until I met Memphis Delaney.

At first, it was the familiar form. He’s a fighter, built like a god from the past, the kind of man the universe doesn’t make anymore. His eyes hide a story, and every time I’m in his presence I want to keep reading him until I get to the end. And then…there’s the way he moves. His boxing is violent but beautiful, and his body is a seductive weapon. When he’s in the ring, he wears the stare of a man committed to the battle until his very last breath.

He could end me; turn me into her. Too much of him will leave me as a shadow, and I’ve lost so much of myself already.

But I have discipline. It came the hard way. Lessons learned, scars left behind, and trust stripped away from life.

I will breathe his air, but I won’t fall for a man like him. The only boxer who’s ever going to break my heart is the one who gave me my name.

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#CoverReveal “The Best of LK Collins – Volume 1”

 
The Best of LK Collins Vol 1
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Synopsis:
LK Collins the naughty alter ego for the husband-and-wife duo behind multiple bestselling and international bestselling novels, brings you a collection of their best works. From second chance love, to tragic love stories, to LK’s toe curling sexiness, the Best Of LK Vol. 1 has it all. 
 
This boxed set contains nine full length novels: Latch, Unplugged, Every Heart, Zero F*cks, The Arrogant Architect, One Final Chance, 3 Breaths, Determinism, and One Final Breath.
*** All stories are full-length novels with no cheating, no cliffhanger, just panty melting hotness. This book contains mature subject matter. It is not intended for those under 18 years of age. ***

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#NewRelease & #MBreview “Down by Contact” by Santino Hassell

Down by Contact by Santino Hassell

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My musings…

5 Tell Him CROWNS

Santino Hassell delivers another must-read, sexy as sin, MM romance that I couldn’t put down, and while the first one had grittier tone, Down by Contact, because of Simeon has a much lighter feel while still tackling important social issues.

The chemistry between Simeon and Adrian is off the charts. Simeon has that charisma that entrances readers from the very beginning. He is affable, kind, and understanding. His heart is as big as his charming smile.  What really makes me fall for this man is his understanding and need to allow Adrian to accept his sexuality and announce it publicly on his own.  He never wants to push him, but he also demands respect for himself and what they are to each other. The balance creates one of my favorite Hassell heroes. Just as charismatic as Simeon is, Adrian is absolutely endearing.  I love his boy-like demeanor and his constant humor.  At the beginning, there are times that readers will want to punch him for his homophobic behavior and comments, but seeing it through the point-of-view of Simeon makes it forgivable, and his actions at the end of the novel seal the deal.

These two together are magic, pure and complete magic.  They feed off of one another, making their banter some of the best I have read.  Their chemistry, both emotionally and physically, is electric. They are so in-tune with each other, and I was either fanning myself or smiling ear-to-ear every time these two were together.

The pacing of Down by Contact is completely perfect. Santino Hassell has crafted characters who are lovable, sympathetic, charming, and he gives them time to grow, change, and evolve. Simeon gives Adrian space to realize on his own how he feels. He is understanding and compassionate. They talk and seek to understand each other, and through this readers see a couple start to form, making us fall in love with them as a couple as much as we with them individually.  That ending, though, that ending had my grinning HARD. I was so proud of this character, so proud of them for owning everything. It is just PERFECT!

I adore this football world Santino Hassell has created. Each story has been sexy and entertaining while also tackling homophobic issues in the NFL as well as the world, giving readers romance with substance.

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#NewRelease “Down on Me” by J. Kenner

Down On Me, the first standalone in the Man of the Month Series by #1 New York Times bestselling author J. Kenner is LIVE!

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Title: Down On Me

Author: J. Kenner

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: January 16th


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Tight muscles. Vibrant Ink.

Meet Mr. January. Winter’s never looked so hot …

Certified bachelor Reece Walker wants two things—to save the local bar he manages and to get Jenna Montgomery into his bed.

He has a few ideas for the bar. But Jenna . . . well, he’s going to have to rely on cold showers, because she’s been his best friend for years, and that’s a line he just can’t cross.

Until one wild kiss on a dark night changes everything. Now Reece is certain Jenna’s meant to be his.

And with long nights in bed, sensual caresses, and deep, lingering kisses, he sets out to thoroughly convince her that friends can be lovers, too.

**Down On Me is the first in a binge read series by New York Times, USA Today, Wall Street Journal, Publishers Weekly, and #1 International bestselling author of the million copy Stark series, J. Kenner.

Each book in the series is a STANDALONE novel with NO cliffhanger and a guaranteed HEAT!

But even so, you won’t want to miss any in the series. Because then you can answer the question…

Who’s Your Man of the Month?

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#ReleaseBlitz “Tempt Me” by Carly Phillips

Tempt Me, a sexy new standalone from Carly Phillips is LIVE!

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Tempt Me by Carly Phillips

Publication Date: January 16th

Genre: Contemporary Romance


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Synopsis:

The single dad & the nanny …

Burned by an ex with a wandering eye, Austin Rhodes has sworn off women. His sole focus is his young daughter – and despite his good intentions, the little girl’s live-in nanny. He hired Mia Atwood to care for his child but he finds himself lusting after her instead. Keeping his distance isn’t easy but he’s determined to be a gentleman. Until Mia’s past comes back to haunt her and she’s in need of Austin’s brand of protection. Suddenly she’s his in every sense of the word — and he’ll do whatever it takes to shield the woman who tempts him beyond reason.

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#CoverReveal “Ink” by Elizabeth Hunter

INK, an all new opposites attract, Contemporary Romance

by Elizabeth Hunter is coming March 13th!


Synopsis:

It’s everything but business as usual.

Emmie Elliot hadn’t expected to come back to Metlin, California. She definitely didn’t expect to stay. She returned to her childhood home with a mission: Sell the building that housed her grandmother’s book store and move on with her life.

But life doesn’t always go according to plan.

To reopen her grandmother’s book shop, Emmie will need a hook. She’ll need a strategy. She’ll need an… Ox?

Miles Oxford doesn’t have much interest in quiet bookstore owners. He’s a tattoo artist without a space to work, and the last thing he wants is to get involved with anyone after his last disaster of a relationship. Work and pleasure don’t mix for Ox, but since he doesn’t have any interest in the cute girl with the bold business proposal, he should be safe from any awkward complications, right?

She sells ink. He tattoos it. Unusual? Yes. But a book shop/tattoo studio might be the ticket for both Emmie and Ox to find success on their own terms. As long as they keep their attention focused on business.

Just on business.

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#NewRelease “Man Card” by Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby

Man Card by Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby

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 Synopsis:

Nothing ventured, nothing banged…

Ash
I still don’t know how it happened. One minute I was arguing with my arrogant competitor–our usual trash-talk over who deserves the larger commission. But somehow I went from throwing down to kneeling down…
It can never happen again. I don’t even like Braht. He’s too slick. He’s a manipulating mansplaining party boy in preppy clothes.
So why can’t I get him out of my head?
Braht
There are two things I know without question. One: Ash and I are destined for each other. Two: never trust a man with a unibrow.
Ash is my missing my piece. She’s the sweet cream to my gourmet espresso. And nothing gets me going faster than her contempt for me. They don’t call her the Ashkicker for nothing.
Eventually I’ll win her over…if my past doesn’t ruin everything first.

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#NewRelease “Love, Not Sex” by Vi Keeland

 Sex, Not Love by Vi Keeland

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Synopsis:

My relationship with Hunter Delucia started backwards.
We met at a wedding—him sitting on the groom’s side, me sitting on the bride’s. Stealing glances at each other throughout the night, there was no denying an intense, mutual attraction.
I caught the bouquet; he caught the garter. Hunter held me tightly while we danced and suggested we explore the chemistry sparking between us. His blunt, dirty mouth should’ve turned me off. But for some crazy reason, it had the opposite effect on me.
We ended up back in my hotel room. The next morning, I headed home to New York leaving him behind in California with the wrong number.
I thought about him often, but after my last relationship, I’d sworn off of charming, cocky, gorgeous-as-sin men. A year later, Hunter and I met again at the birth of our friends’ baby. Our attraction hadn’t dulled one bit. After a whirlwind trip, he demanded a real phone number this time. So I left him with my mother’s—she could scare away any man with her talks of babies and marriage—and flew back home.
I’d thought it was funny, until the following week when he rang the bell at Mom’s house for Sunday night dinner. The crazy, gorgeous man had won over my mother and taken an eight-week assignment in my city. He proposed we spend that time screwing each other out of our systems.
Eight weeks of mind-blowing sex with no strings attached? What did I have to lose?
Nothing, I thought.
It’s just sex, not love.
But you know what they say about the best laid plans…

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#NewRelease “Scoring Mr. Romeo” by A.M. Madden & Joanne Schwehm

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Scoring Mr. Romeo
by A.M. Madden and Joanne Schwehm
Release Date: January 15th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance


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Synopsis:

Here’s a tip: never underestimate romance.

Falling in love was the furthest thing from my mind. I’m a single mother raising a strong little boy, and he is my one and only priority.

The universe felt otherwise, sending me―actually, my son’s soccer ball―hurdling toward a stunningly handsome, perfect man, who said all the right things. He made it hard to ignore how much I missed romance.

In the past, when I met a man, they ran as soon as they heard I was a widow with a child. Not this guy. No, he fell in love with my son, and in turn my son fell in love with him. But, it was hard to believe he felt the same about me. My job was to be the strong one―to protect our hearts from sweet dreams that never lasted.

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Women told me I was a master of romance. They were right. I knew how to sweep a woman off her feet, to make her feel special, and good in all the right places. I wasn’t a saint. I’ve had my share of one-night stands. They served their purpose, giving me a steady diet of romance without the hassle of commitment.

Then one day at the park, a soccer ball came careening toward my head, and my life changed in an instant. I never imagined that true love would come in the form of a five-year-old little boy. And then I got to know his mother: She was strong, independent, drop-dead gorgeous, and someone I desired – I just needed to prove it to her.

She called me Mr. Romeo, and that was fine with me.

Lesson learned: Love always trumps everything.

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#CoverReveal “Bedroom Games” by Piper Rayne

Bedroom Games, an all-new romantic series of standalones

from bestselling authors Piper Rayne is coming soon!

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Series: Bedroom Games

Cover Reveal Date: January 15th

Release Dates:

Cold As Ice: January 29th

On Thin Ice: February 12th

Break the Ice: February 26th


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Cold As Ice (Bedroom Games #1):

It may be Winter Games, but the bedroom games are about to begin…

Competing in South Korea on the world stage is hard enough.

Having to spend the entire press tour beforehand with a woman who hates me?

Karma really is a bitch.

While she’s spent the last four years loathing me, I’ve spent them ignoring the guilt that gnaws at my stomach.

All Mia Salter cares about is that I’m her brother’s ex-best friend and it’s her duty to hate me. The funny thing is, I barely noticed her back when she was trying to keep up with us on the slopes. Now, as both of us prepare to go for gold, I’m seeing her in a whole different light—and it involves a whole lotta different positions.

No one said the path to the Olympics would be easy.

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#SoontoDrop My Most Anticipated Reads of the Week

My most anticipated releases of the week are here.  Make sure you check them out, add them to your TBR, and pre-order as soon as possible.  They are must reads!

Check back throughout the week in order to see my reviews and other book news, and 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 any ebook from your own TBR ($5.99 Limit).  Each comment is an entry, so make sure to comment multiple times.


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My musings…

Vi Keeland is one of my favorite writers. Her stories is always hot, light, and fun, and Sex, Not Love is all this and more. You will love it!

Full review to come Wednesday.

Synopsis:

My relationship with Hunter Delucia started backwards.

We met at a wedding—him sitting on the groom’s side, me sitting on the bride’s. Stealing glances at each other throughout the night, there was no denying an intense, mutual attraction.

I caught the bouquet; he caught the garter. Hunter held me tightly while we danced and suggested we explore the chemistry sparking between us. His blunt, dirty mouth should’ve turned me off. But for some crazy reason, it had the opposite effect on me.

We ended up back in my hotel room. The next morning, I headed home to New York leaving him behind in California with the wrong number.

I thought about him often, but after my last relationship, I’d sworn off of charming, cocky, gorgeous-as-sin men. A year later, Hunter and I met again at the birth of our friends’ baby. Our attraction hadn’t dulled one bit. After a whirlwind trip, he demanded a real phone number this time. So I left him with my mother’s—she could scare away any man with her talks of babies and marriage—and flew back home.

I’d thought it was funny, until the following week when he rang the bell at Mom’s house for Sunday night dinner. The crazy, gorgeous man had won over my mother and taken an eight-week assignment in my city. He proposed we spend that time screwing each other out of our systems.

Eight weeks of mind-blowing sex with no strings attached? What did I have to lose?

Nothing, I thought.

It’s just sex, not love.

But you know what they say about the best laid plans…

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#NewReleases for the Week of January 14, 2018

Another week is here, and we starting the week with some great reads.  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.


  • 1/15 – Sex, Not Love – Vi Keeland
  • 1/15 – Scoring Mr. Romeo – A.M. Madden & Joanne Schwehm
  • 1/15 – Man Card – Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby
  • 1/15 – Decidedly with Love – Stina Lindenblatt
  • 1/15 – Cake at Midnight – Jessie L. Star
  • 1/15 – Going All the Way – Carly Phillips
  • 1/15 – The Heartbreak Sherriff – Elle Kennedy
  • 1/16 – Down by Contact – Santino Hassell
  • 1/16 – The Bitterroot Inn – Devney Perry
  • 1/16 – Sky’s the Limit – Elle Aycart
  • 1/16 – Love Rebuilt – Delancey Stewart
  • 1/16 – Total Exposure – JA Huss
  • 1/16 – Tempt Me – Carly Phillips
  • 1/16 – Down on Me – J. Kenner
  • 1/16 – Almost Paradise – Christie Ridgway
  • 1/17 – Loving Hard – Lisa B. Kamps
  • 1/17 – Pulse – K.E. Osborn
  • 1/18 – Thrive – Aly Martinez
  • 1/18 – Hidden Seams – Alessandra Torre
  • 1/21 – Midnight Blue – L.J. Shen

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#BlogTour “Hot Shot” by Karina Halle

Hot Shot by Karina Halle
Release Date: January 2nd, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Hang Le


My musings…

5 BRAVE CROWNS

The Northridge series of standalones have been my favorite Karina Halle novels ever! Everything from the Nelson Brothers, to the town, to the host of secondary characters always felt like coming home!

Fox is such a broken character and very different from his brothers. Karina Halle opens the story with a flashback that not only serves to explain what motivates Fox but also to create sympathy for him, and boy do we feel sympathy for him. Even when he is shutdown and cold to those who love him, we ache for scared and alone little boy inside. Our hearts only further break when we realize that this man doesn’t know love and doesn’t know himself. His downward spiral although foreshadowed is hard to watch, but it only makes his comeback that much more rewarding.

I have loved Delilah from the very beginning. My heart broke for her in the previous books when we saw her yearn to be truly seen by Fox. Our souls shatter with hers every single time Fox says the wrong thing. We cheer for her when she finally recognizes what she deserves and won’t settle for less. Underneath all this steel is a woman who wants to be loved and cherished and is vulnerable, making her a relatable heroine and a woman who deserves to have her happily ever after.

Hot Shot is a romance but it is also about learning to forgive yourself and recognizing that you are worthy of love. It exemplifies how someone else’s love can only take you so far, and that for true happiness to occur that is has to come from within. Because of this, Fox and Delilah’s journey is hard and filled with angst. It is also, though, filled with hope, a dream that you can get better and that life can be everything you want it to be.

Hot Shot by Karina Halle is the perfect conclusion to this series. We get emotion, angst, heat, and at the end we get an HEA Fox and Delilah deserve. Plus, she leaves us with a glimpse of the family we have grown to love, and one we don’t want to leave.

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#BlogTour “Fake Wife” by Stacey Lynn

Fake Wife by Stacey Lynn
Publication Date: January 9th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance


My musings…

4 Do You Love Me CROWNS

Fake Wife is such a fun, light, and quick romance. This insta-love novel will entertain from the very first chapter.

Corbin is probably my favorite part of this story. I love that he is initially presented as this uber-rich playboy we have come to expect in romance novels. What he has that makes him unique is his compassion and care for others. Throughout the novel, we see how he values and provides for those he loves, but we also see what weighs him down, turns him inside out. The past he carries affects his inability to make decisions, but as he spends time with Teagan , he begins to believe his dreams are attainable and pushes to meet them. We also see him become more emotionally vulnerable, making me love him all the more.

Teagan starts the story hitting a major rough patch, and we sympathize with her because she seems like a good person. As the novel progresses we see a smart, witty, and compassionate woman, one that is worthy of the dedication Corbin wants to give her. Because of the incidents at the beginning of the book, she has her own insecurities, but she grows and evolves to overcome them.

The story is absolutely insta-love. Corbin and Teagan fall for each other quickly, and their indecision is he only thing The prevents them from transition from a fake to real relationship. There isn’t anything heavy or surprising about the plot, but it is fun and sexy. Plus, it has a great topic of dreams and chasing them.

Fake Wife is the perfect quick weeknight read. Readers will love the characters and their journey, and their love is fun to watch.

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#BlogTour “Something So Irresistible” by Natasha Madison

Something So Irresistible (Something So #3)

by Natasha Madison

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My musings…

This is by far my favorite Natasha Madison book, especially in this series. It is so sweet and sexy, and I fell in love with Max and Aly.

Max is the grumpy athlete with the big heart that he hides away from most. With his rough childhood and troubled past over the last two books, he doesn’t really see himself as worth much. His abrasiveness is certainly a way to protect his heart from the negativity he predicts others will throw at him. Seeing him with Aly, though, has me loving this man and his tender heart. The words that came from his mouth and the way he cared for her had me swooning.

Aly has taken on a new job with the hockey team her brother is on, and she is awesome at her job. Her new position also puts her in the direct path of Max, but readers will respect the fact that she is professional but also stands up to Max. She eventually wears him down, though. I do love how she stands up for him once her heart decides on him. There is no backing down for her.

I love their story and their journey to being a couple. It is sweet, sexy, and fun, but the story lacked a big conflict. There is conflict and it comes to a head much later in the story, but there is no blow up or fall out. It is over in maybe a page, which gave me mixed feelings. I enjoyed that they stood by each other but then I also felt like nothing was tested. The conflict should have come sooner and had a bigger climax.

Something So Irresistible is a great, fun, light, and sexy read. I enjoyed the journey so much and fell in love with #MadMax. Who would have ever thought that after the first two books in the series?

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#ReleaseBlitz “Buried Alive” by Stacey Marie Brown

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5 Out of the Shadow CROWNS

Stacey Marie Brown is a new to me author, and I desperately hope she continues to write contemporary romances because Buried Alive is phenomenal. It is has everything – secrets, angst, turmoil, and passion. I never wanted it to end!

Rhys’s character is the epitome of sports heroes in the romance world. He is the reason I love sports romances. He has the confident swagger, but has the bad boy persona I adore. He is so much more than this, though. He has years of damage affecting who he is and the anger he carries around with him. As these parts of his character are revealed, readers’s hearts will break for him, and they will root for him to finally achieve what he has worked for his whole life. Plus, this man has the right level of dominance in the bedroom to heat it up, and his chemistry with Hannah is off the charts.

My heart broke for Hannah, too! With each moment of her past that is revealed, my compassion for her grew, and I just wanted her to get back to who she has been. To see someone so vibrant become a lifeless body devoid of true life is soul-destroying, but she begins to heal, grow, and change, and I was enamored with the person she became! I also adore her because she is a heroine who can handle the hero. She challenges him, puts him in his place with fantastic banter, and eventually refuses to run! Her evolution is so amazing to witness.

This story will grab readers from the very beginning. The lifelessness of the characters and the obvious pain they carry is unclear and shrouded in secrecy, upping our desire to know. Throughout the novel, the reader begins to piece the parts of the past together, and while I knew how they would end up being connected, I can honestly say I didn’t see the plot revelation she threw at us. I was shocked, and it was fantastic. It explained so much about the characters and what motivates them. It was absolutely perfect, just like the ending.

You know how you know a story is great? You don’t want it to end. You want to go with the characters when it is over. You desperately want there to be a secondary character worthy of a second book so you can get even the tiniest glimpse of the original couple. I want all of these after the conclusion of Buried Alive. It is emotional and riveting journey that not only shows readers the importance of love but also of moving on and living life to he fullest. Continue Reading