#SoontoDrop Most Anticipated Releases of the Week

Of the many books being published this week these six books are the ones that I am most excited to read or to share my reviews with you.

Make sure to check back throughout the week in order to see my reviews and other book news.

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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Releasing Monday, March 27, 2017

My musings…

These Hennington brothers have wrecked me! Each book in this series just cuts me open, and I love it because Corinne Michaels always heals the heart by the final page of the book.  Trent, though! Boy, oh boy, this one killed me, and it is an absolute must read, just like the rest of the series.

Full review to come during the blog tour.

Synopsis:

From New York Times Bestseller, Corinne Michaels, comes a new second chance standalone romance.

I spent twenty years waiting for Trent Hennington to open his eyes and see me. But it was all for nothing. He chose to keep himself guarded and let me walk away, proving that my time and efforts were wasted.

I’m done being invisible.
It’s time to move on.

A single dance sets my new reality into motion, and I welcome it. After all, Cooper Townsend is perfect. He’s kind, sexy, and attentive–everything a girl could want.

I thought I got it right this time.
That my heart could mend, and I would be happy.
Apparently, some things really are just too hard to walk away from.

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#NewReleases for the Week of March 26, 2017

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.

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  • 3/27 – Dirty Filthy Rich Men – Laurelin Paige
  • 3/27 – Say I’m Yours – Corinne Michaels
  • 3/27 – Hot for the Fireman – Gina L. Maxwell
  • 3/27 – Her Knight to Remember – Jill Shalvis
  • 3/27 – When Constellations Form – Micalea Smeltzer
  • 3/27 – Seat 2A – Dela
  • 3/27 – Lines Drawn – Ker Dukey
  • 3/28 – The Hard Truth About Sunshine – Sawyer Bennett
  • 3/28 – The Best Man (Allen Brothers Series Book 1) – Barbie Bohrman
  • 3/28 – The Night Mark – Tiffany Reisz
  • 3/28 – His Alone – Alexa Riley
  • 3/28 – Stripped Bare: A Vegas Billionaire Novel – Heidi McLaughlin
  • 3/28 – Beach Wedding (Eversea Book 3) (Butler Cove Series 5)– Natasha Boyd
  • 3/28 – Forever Mine (Opposites Attract) – Erin Nicholas
  • 3/28 – Kiss Marry Kill: Ironclad Security – Sidney Halston
  • 3/28 – Lei’d with Cupcakes – Bethany Lopez
  • 3/28 – Wicked Abyss – Kresley Cole
  • 3/28 – Crazy Over You (Love with Altitude Book 2) – Daisy Prescott
  • 3/28 – I Just Want You – Kaylee Ryan
  • 3/28 – Bossed – Sloane Howell
  • 3/30 – The Opposite of You (Opposites Attract Series Book 1) – Rachel Higginson
  • 3/30 – Bad Bad Bad – K. Webster
  • 3/31 – Stalemate – Lisa Suzanne
  • 4/1 – Twist (The Brazen Bulls MC) – Susan Fanetti

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#KindleUnlimited

Check out the newest featured books that are available through Kindle Unlimited or Prime that are either new releases, books that sounds good to me, or books I have read.  Hopefully, you can find some really great books and save some money!  As always, a  will indicate that I have read the book and recommend it.


Co-WRECKER by [Quinn, Meghan ] Synopsis:

What do ice cream and Sadie Montgomery have in common? They’re both ice cold, but one taste is never enough.

I wanted to be friends — I would have even settled for her seeing me as anything but a nerd — but there was no getting through. So just like any hard-headed, red-blooded man out there, I made up my mind.

I’d make my coworker fall for me.

I’d like to say it was simple, but like every other epic love story, all it took was one drunken night and a lot of naked courage to get the girl. For a moment, at least.

Love with a coworker is never simple, especially since Sadie’s trying to keep us on the low. Not to mention her persistent ex-boyfriend who won’t leave her alone. But I’ve never been good at giving up, and I don’t plan to start now.

The whole thing is a recipe for a rocky road, but I plan to eat the whole gallon, no matter how bad the brain freeze.

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Missing Grace by [Scott, S.L.] Synopsis:

From New York Times Bestselling Author, S.L. Scott, comes this story that will captivate and consume from beginning to end. This is a must read for anyone who believes in true love.

Move on with your life, they said.

Forget her, they said.

But how could Ben Edwards forget the woman who was supposed to be his forever? When Grace Stevens disappeared—without a word, without a trace—she took half his soul with her.

Despite the heartbreak, Ben tried. He tried to take their advice by pursuing his career. He tried to find fulfillment in his work. He tried to find peace.

Grace had been the love of his life. Her fingerprints were on every surface of his existence. He had success and wealth. He had everything, except her.

Then fate stepped in one serendipitous night. The hope he’d held on to for three long, agonizing years appeared before him in the form of a picturesque beauty.

Was she real, or an apparition returning to haunt him? He wasn’t sure, but he wouldn’t stop until he found his missing love. Every minute mattered, and he wouldn’t waste a second chance.

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New e-book sales!!! Make sure you check out the list, and take advantage of the discounted prices before the sales end.

The books with a  indicate that I have read and would recommend the novel to other readers.


Casanova by [Hart, Emma] Synopsis:

From New York Times bestselling author, Emma Hart, comes another sexy standalone novel…

Once upon a time, I loved him.
He broke me and he didn’t even know it.
I ran from him.
He didn’t chase me.
He never needed to, because he knew I’d come back.
He was right.
Death brought me home to him.
Brett Walker.
Drop dead gorgeous and filthy-mouthed with a smile that turns saints to sinners.
A casanova to his core.
My ex-best friend.
And the bad boy whose reputation precedes him—the same reputation I’m tasked with turning to gold… Or so they think.
Revenge is a dish best served cold, after all…

Price: .99¢

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The Prince & The Player (Dirty Players Book 1) by [Louise, Tia] Synopsis:

A sexy con artist.
A playboy prince.
A job gone terribly wrong.

Let the games begin…

Runaway Zelda Wilder will do whatever it takes to secure a better life for her and her sister Ava. Crown Prince Rowan Westringham Tate will do whatever it takes to preserve his small country.

“Playboy Prince” MacCallum Lockwood Tate will do whatever it takes to steal Zelda’s heart…

When Zee is blackmailed into humiliating the brooding future king, she never expects to be pulled into a web of international intrigue–or to fall for Rowan’s naughty younger brother Cal.

Cal is determined to capture the sexy player, but Zelda is in over her head with very dangerous men. Time is running out, and it may be too late for the prince to save this player.

Cinderella meets Ocean’s Eleven in this CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE featuring secrets, lies, royal high jinks, scams and double-crosses; breathless, swooning lust, cocky princes, dominant alpha future-kings, and crafty courtiers, who are not always what they seem.

Price: FREE

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#ReleaseBoost “Salvation’s Inferno” by Kat Mizera

Salvation’s Inferno by Kat Mizera is NOW LIVE!

“This book had me at the edge of my seat and I couldn´t put it down. It has everything, steamy sex, heart break, humor, drama and love.”


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Blurb:

Baseball superstar Dante Lamonte is a broken man. Reeling from the horrific double murder that took the lives of his pregnant fiancée as well as his best friend, he drowns in alcohol and sex, but never finds relief.

Becca Hernandez is a sweet girl with terrible luck with men—and worse luck with sex. Her one-night stand with a man who is way out of her league was also totally out of her character. Dante took her out of her comfort zone… she loved everything he did to her, but she knows nothing can come of it.

When their paths cross again, they can’t resist each other. One night of passion turns into much more, but they struggle to get through the bases of this new relationship. Dante’s demons may destroy him, and when details of their less than vanilla night are leaked to the press, Becca stands to lose everything—her job, her reputation and Dante. Love may be their only salvation.

THIS IS A STANDALONE.

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#BlogTour “Take Me Back” by Meghan March

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TAKE ME BACK

By Meghan March

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Release Day – March 20


 My musings…

5 Always and Forever CROWNS

Take Me Back is not what I was expecting, it is so much more. It has the romance, the steamy scenes, and the suspense readers have come to love from Meghan March, but Take Me Back is on another level entirely, the epitome of everything readers love about her books.

The two characters, Dane and Kat, are attempting to salvage their marriage. Both have been hurt, both have built walls, and both have secrets, but what they also have is an immense love for each other and a desire to fix it. With the dual point of view narration, the readers are able to clearly see how much they love each other still and how much they want it to work, which pulls readers in and makes them want it to work out, too. On top of seeing how much they still care and value each other, Kate and Dane are good people. They are kind and compassionate, and they will do anything for the people they love, which makes them even more honorable characters and only serves to form an even deeper allegiance for these two . From the moment readers meet Kat and Dane, they will cheer on their reconciliation, and their devotion to these characters and their happily ever after will only increase with each page that is read.

This plot is one of Meghan March’s best. They way she integrates the romance of Dane and Kat with the secondary plot of the story is fantastic. Readers won’t see it coming, and once they do, they won’t be able to put the book down. They will be biting their nails and reading as fast as they can to see how Dane and Kat’s story will play out. What I can tell readers is that Meghan March doesn’t let you down! This story is among her very best books EVER!

Take Me Back by Meghan March is the embodiment of everything I love about her books. They are engaging from the first page with its intense emotions, hot scenes, and suspenseful moments, and this book is all of that and more. It is quite possibly her best book yet, and an absolute mus read!

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#ExcerptReveal “Just Like That” by Nicola Rendell

Just Like That

by Nicola Rendell

Release Date: April 10, 2017

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Synopsis:

“I bet I can untangle you.”

At an airport baggage claim, Penny Darling looks up from her knotted mess of ear buds to find the sexiest hunk of man she’s ever seen. He’s got a military haircut, a scar through his eyebrow, and he’s rocking a pastel pink dress shirt like only a real man can. But Penny is on a man-free diet so she leaves the airport without succumbing to his delicious double-entendres…or his dreamy dimples.

PI Russ Macklin can’t take his eyes off Penny. As she sashays out of the airport with hips swaying and curls bouncing, he suspects they may share more than just sweltering chemistry. That suitcase she’s rolling along behind her? It looks a lot like his.

Because it is.

When he tracks her down, he holds her bag hostage in exchange for a date. Their night begins with margaritas and ends in urgent care, and Russ proves that Cosmo’s theory about a very particular type of orgasm was oh-so-wrong.

In Penny, Russ finds a small-town sweetheart with a very naughty side. For the first time ever, he’s thinking about picket fences. Penny finds in Russ a loving, caring man who understands the power of massaging showerheads.

But Russ is only in Port Flamingo for a week. They agree it’ll be a fling and nothing more. Because really, they can’t fall ass-over-teakettle in love just like that…

Can they?

99k words. HEA. Dual POV. No cheating. Featuring a big drooly dog named Guppy.

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#CoverReveal “The Knight” by B.B. Reid

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THE KNIGHT (Stolen Duet, Book Two)

by B.B. Reid

Genre: Romantic Suspense

Release Date: May 9th


Synopsis:

The Parties:

Angeles Knight

Mian Ross

The Order:

Angeles Knight orders the liberation of Mian Ross.

He’ll tear down their enemies, forsake his throne, and give his life to keep her safe.

All Mian must do is forgive his betrayal and put her heart on the line.

Again.

The Debt:

His legacy.

The Bandit:

Angeles

The Sixth Knight

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#CoverReveal “The Banker” by Piper Rayne

The Banker (Modern Love #3)

by Piper Rayne

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Cover Design: Djordje Grbic

Release Date: April 5, 2017


Synopsis:

Who knew my brother’s friend could be Mr. Right, and not just Mr. Right Now? 

My brother refused to introduce me, so I blame him. If he’d just caved, and introduced me to Jasper, I wouldn’t be in this mess. I mean, really, what’s the big deal? I’m not interested in the guy’s looks.

Oh no, I want his cold hard cash. (Be honest, you were expecting that other four letter ‘c’ word weren’t you?)

Now, before you go getting all judgy, I’m not a gold digger. I have a legitimate business opportunity for Jasper to invest in. The problem is that my stick-up-his-ass brother is embarrassed that his twin sister invents kick ass sex toys. His problem, not mine.

So, I took matters into my own hands. Defeat isn’t a word in Lennon Hart’s dictionary.

Using my stealthy P.I. moves, I narrowed my search to a time and place where I knew I could find him. It was completely innocent. A chance meeting that would give me the opportunity to pitch my business.

It wasn’t until I sat down across from the gorgeous panty soaking man in front of me, that I realized I wanted so much more than just his money. I could very well want his heart if I wasn’t careful.

Apparently my P.I. skills aren’t as stellar as I thought because Jasper had his own secret—and it changed EVERYTHING. 

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#Giveaway Signed Copies of “Flow” and “Grip” by Kennedy Ryan

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Kennedy Ryan shares a special post on the inspiration behind “Bruise,” the original piece written for her latest release Grip.

(Scroll to the end for the full poem & a signed paperback giveaway.)


Am I all of your fears, wrapped in black skin?”

The cursor flashed a warning at the end of the line I’d just typed. Read on its own, the words seared the page, an incendiary challenge. A jagged line in the sand that could shove half my readers to one side, and half to the other. I needed to be careful. I wanted to be fearless. I had to be honest.

The hero of Grip, my latest release, Marlon James (Grip to his fans), is a rising hip-hop star, but he’s more than that. He’s a lyricist and a poet. He’s a black man, concerned about black men vulnerable to cops who should be protecting them. He admires officers who run toward danger when most of us run away.

He wonders what he can do to bridge the gap between the two.

I took several risks writing Grip, confronting, in the context of a love story, prejudices that are often blatant, but sometimes remain hidden even from ourselves. No issue weighed heavier on my mind than that of black v. blue. In the story, Grip gets stopped DWB. Driving While Black, for those unfamiliar. Probably somewhere else in mainstream romance, readers have sat behind the wheel in a black hero’s perspective, glanced in the rearview mirror, seen those blue lights flashing, and wrestled with the fear, frustration and anger born from years of being stopped for no reason…but I haven’t read it. And as I wrote it, I remembered my own husband’s accounts of being stopped most of his life; of him and his friends lying on their stomachs on the ground while their cars were searched. I recalled the first-hand accounts I’d read of black and Hispanic men, even in the last few months in LA, Grip’s hometown, stopped and searched so much more than their counterparts. But I also thought of my friend’s husband, a good cop, a good man who faced down fear every day to protect people like me. Of her anxiety when tragedy strikes, when travesties happen. Incidents that I watch on television from the safety of my couch while her husband wades knee-deep into danger.

I wanted to tell both sides of this story. I didn’t want to debate or persuade. I wanted readers to listen; to hear the other perspective. To consider. To understand. To empathize. These are the building blocks of resolution. Our country is more divided than we’ve been in a long time, and many of those divisions still, sadly still, fall along the lines of race. I don’t know how we resolve anything in this current climate. I don’t think we do unless we exchange perspectives; manage to communicate with one another in lower decibels, in reasonable thoughts, in something besides shouty caps on Facebook and Twitter.

In Flow, the prequel to Grip, Bristol, the heroine says, “...before we say our words, they’re ammunition. After we’ve said them, they’re smoking bullets. There seems to be no middle ground and too little common ground for dialogue to be productive. We just tiptoe around things, afraid we’ll offend or look ignorant, be misunderstood. Honesty is a risk few are willing to take.”

And yet it requires honesty, and giving each other grace to speak with candor and respect, even if sometimes ineloquently. It requires that we step into the other’s shoes. Usually, we are not all right or all wrong. We are more nuanced than that; the issues more complex than black and white.

Or in this case, black and blue.

This story models that, I hope. In my small corner of the world, with the only tools at my disposal, my pen and my voice, I hope I demonstrated that. I hope someone on one side of that jagged line in the sand understood the person across from them a little better after reading GRIP. This wasn’t about my personal outrage; my indignation as I watched black men gunned down this summer during traffic stops. It wasn’t about my horrified grief as I watched cops in Dallas ambushed, killed. It wasn’t just about either, and it was completely about both. One of my favorite communicators says sometimes we choose between making a point and making a difference. I really hope, in some small way, the words to “Bruise,” the original piece I co-wrote with a spoken word artist for this book, volley right past just making a point, and manage to make a small difference, even if the only difference is that one person chooses to listen and tries to understand. There are so many other things I could say; so many statistics I could cite to sway you to one side or the other. But instead, I’ll let “Bruise” speak for itself.

And for those on both sides of that jagged line in the sand.

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#MBreview “Goodbye Paradise” by Sarina Bowen

Goodbye Paradise (Hello, Goodbye, Book 1)

by Sarina Bowen

Genre: MM Romance


 My musings…

5 Paradise CROWNS

Sarina Bowen has completely knocked it out of the park with her newest MM romance.  These boys are absolutely lovable, their story is heartbreaking and hopeful, and the writing, as always, is impeccable.

This story follows Caleb and Josh as they try to find their footing in the real world while navigating their feelings for each other, which they have had to repress for the last 19+ years. From the very beginning, readers hearts will ache for Josh.  When first being introduced to his character, readers can tell his heart is pure and good, and that he lives his life trying to fly under the radar.  What will really pull on the heartstrings, though, is his internal dialogue pertaining to Caleb and his unrequited love he has to suppress. Josh is incredible sensitive and even intuitive to the needs of others. Nurturing by nature, Josh excels at taking care of others, and once he escapes the confines of the compound, these attributes are seen as honorable characteristics versus ones to be ashamed of.  Seeing Josh undergo such a transformation as the novel progresses is such a joy to watch, and I found myself feeling like Maggie and Washington, proud of him for who he became.  Caleb is much more dominant of the two, the protector and provider.  Readers will fall in love with him for the way he cares for Josh and for the way he gently pushes him for a public relationship without shoving him over the line.  Caleb is constantly aware of what Josh needs and goes to great lengths to provide for him emotionally and physically. One aspect of his character that hurts to watch is his inability to let go of his guilt.  He harbors a ton of self-loathing over what he feels he should have done to help certain characters in the story, which results in not only hurting himself but the people he loves most, especially Josh at times. Luckily, just as Josh does, Caleb evolves and learns to let go of the culpability he feels, allowing this couple to finally move on together from their experiences at the Compound.

I love the secondary characters of this story just as much as I love Caleb and Josh.  They earn my adoration for the unwavering acceptance and support of both boys. Without these secondary characters, these two would have struggled to survive, to adjust to their new loves, and to find acceptance in the world for their love.   Washington, Daniel, and Maggie all help and support them in their time of need, and their care for Caleb and Josh makes me love them all the more.

This story, like all of Sarina Bowen’s MM romance,  is just beautiful.  Every moment between Caleb and Josh is filled with so much love, and even when readers get the climax of the story and the intense standoff between the characters, it is clear that love is what drives the confrontation.  What makes this story so engaging is seeing this couple change and grow independently as well as together.  Seeing them deal with the emotional damage of the compound, the struggle of going public, and the handling the conflict of the story not only serves to develop Caleb and Josh as a character, but ultimately weaves a story the exhibits the reformative powers of love.  Together, these two heal and become stronger, showcasing all the ways love is transformative.

Goodbye Paradise will be going into my favorite romances, and Caleb and Jacob will be taking one of the top spots as one of my favorite couples. Their story is absolutely engaging from the beginning of the story with its fully evolved characters, story of hope and love, and artfully constructed plot, and Sarina Bowen exemplifies the beauty of love and promotes that idea that everyone deserves it and has a right to celebrate it, which is a message that should be read by all.

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#ReleaseBlitz “Wedlocked” by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine

Wedlocked from Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine is now LIVE!!!

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Wedlocked by Ella Frank & Brooke Blaine

Cover Reveal: March 2nd, 2017

Photographer: Wander Aguiar

Cover Designer: Jay Aheer

Genre: Contemporary Romance


Synopsis:

Because you have believed in them,

Celebrated with them,

Loved and encouraged them,

Ella Frank and Brooke Blaine invite you to join

Ace Samuel Locke

And

Dylan Prescott

Saturday the Twenty-Fourth of May

At Six-O’Clock in the Evening

The Grand Floridian Hotel

4406 Palm Way

Orlando, Florida

For Love, Laughter and Happily Ever After

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#ReleaseBlitz “Co-Wrecker” by Meghan Quinn

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Photographer: Lauren Perry

Designer: Meghan Quinn


 Synopsis:

What do ice cream and Sadie Montgomery have in common? They’re both ice cold, but one taste is never enough.

I wanted to be friends — I would have even settled for her seeing me as anything but a nerd — but there was no getting through. So just like any hard-headed, red-blooded man out there, I made up my mind.

I’d make my coworker fall for me.

I’d like to say it was simple, but like every other epic love story, all it took was one drunken night and a lot of naked courage to get the girl. For a moment, at least.

Love with a coworker is never simple, especially since Sadie’s trying to keep us on the low. Not to mention her persistent ex-boyfriend who won’t leave her alone. But I’ve never been good at giving up, and I don’t plan to start now.

The whole thing is a recipe for a rocky road, but I plan to eat the whole gallon, no matter how bad the brain freeze.

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#ReleaseBlitz “Tempting” by Alex Lucian

The Tempting Series

by Alex Lucian


Tempting – Amazon Erotic Best Seller

His body climbing over mine.

My teeth biting his neck.

His scent on my skin.

My nails carving a path down his back.

His commands whispered in my ear.

All of my senses filled with him.

I knew it was bad. But I craved more.

It had begun innocently enough, bumping into one another in a crowded Boston bar. What followed that night had been anything but innocent.

Because I’d known, even as he’d slid inside of me, that he was my professor. I’d pursued him, a predator stalking its prey.

And he didn’t know I was his student.

But he would.

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Author’s note: This isn’t a jail bait student/teacher novel with a butterflies-in-the-belly kind of romance. The characters portrayed in this novel are consenting adults with functioning brains. If curse words, sex, and hard ass college professors with secrets offend you, move right along.

Beguiling

Hate: to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward.Scarlet Jennings, the preacher’s daughter who lived across the street, was a royal, uptight pain in my ass. When she looked at me, she saw a college quarterback asshole with rocks for brains, but she didn’t have a single word for what was happening between us.

When we were forced to ride together every single day that summer, there was definitely some dislike going on. Extreme hostility was a given, considering that we were spending so much time together in close quarters.

One night of bed-breaking, body-shattering, lose-your-voice-from-screaming passion had surprised us both, but it was only just the beginning…

Provocative

Coming home to a quiet, dark house.
Meals by myself, because she was already done.
Excuses and apologies, they were never enough.
But even with that, when I touched her—when she arched under me and pulled me deeper— we couldn’t get back to where we needed to be.
Where we used to be.
It was all frustration.
Loneliness.
Loss. 

Because even though she was no longer my student, the chemistry was always there.
Adele and I loved each other.
We thought we were unshakeable.

But love isn’t always enough.

It wasn’t enough when I constantly disappointed her.
It wasn’t enough when loss cleaved us in two.
And when she left me, love was not enough.

She didn’t know yet that I’d never stop fighting for her.
But she would.

**Author’s note- Let’s be real clear that this is BOOK TWO of a duet, and you’re going to want to read Tempting before you read this one. Adele and Nathan started their story in that book, and you’ll get the same sex, fighting, and cursing that you did in the first. But if you want it to make sense, read Tempting first. If any of that offends you, please avoid them both.**

Addicted

Addiction: the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming. 

 
Ruby was sin and sex.  
 
The ultimate indulgence and worth every penny she cost me. I paid for her body, but didn’t know she’d end up embedded in my soul.  
 
Elias was dark and tempting. 
 
Unmatched in intensity and passion compared to my other clients. He handed me cash in exchange for my touch, and he dug himself into my heart instead.  
Money changes things, firms up the lines of a relationship. But when it becomes an addictionan all-consuming, life-changing addictionthe lines are completely obliterated.  

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#CoverReveal “Wicked Grind” by J. Kenner

We are very excited to bring you the cover from New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, Wall Street Journal and #1 International bestselling author J.Kenner for WICKED GRIND.

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WICKED GRIND

By J.Kenner

Release Day:  July 11, 2017


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Synopsis:

Sometimes it feels so damn good to be bad

Photographer Wyatt Royce’s career is on the verge of exploding. All he needs is one perfect model to be the centerpiece of his sexy, controversial show. Find her, and Wyatt is sure to have a winner.

Then Kelsey Draper walks in. Stunning. Vibrant. And far too fragile for a project like this. Wyatt should know—after all, he remembers only too well why their relationship ended all those years ago.

Determined to break free from her good girl persona, Kelsey wants spice. Adventure. And she’s certain that Wyatt is just the man to help.

But when Wyatt agrees to give her the job only if he has complete control—on camera and in his bed—Kelsey can’t help but wonder if she’s in too deep. Because how can a good girl like her ever be enough for a man like Wyatt?

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#Teaser “Provocative” by Lisa Renee Jones

Provocative (White Lies Book One) by Lisa Renee Jones
Release Date: April 18th
Genre: Contemporary Romance


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Synopsis:

Book one in the sexy and intense new White Lies duet by Lisa Renee Jones!

There are those moments in life that are provocative in their very existences, that embed in our minds forever, and sometimes our very souls. They change us, mold us, maybe even save save us. But some are darker, dangerous. If we allow them to, they control us. Seduce us. Quite possibly even destroy us.

The moment I walked into Sonoma’s Reid Winter Winery and Vineyard and made eye contact with Faith Winter for the first time was one of those moments. Provocative because I know at least one of her secrets, of which, I suspect she has many. Provocative because she believes I was a stranger to her when we met, but I am not. Provocative because I sought her out, with no intention of touching her. But now I have. Now I want her. Now I have to have her. But that changes nothing. It doesn’t change why I came for her.

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#BlogTour “Unprofessional” by J.D. Hawkins

Unprofessional by JD Hawkins

Release Date: March 22nd

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Designer: Letitia Hasser from RBA Designs

Model: Christian Hogue


 My musings…

5 Perfect Romance CROWNS

Unprofessional is exactly what I was looking for.  It is romantic, sexy, and wholly entertaining.  From the very first page, I was invested in these characters and their story, and I loved the journey J.D. Hawkins took me on.

Margo and Owen, particularly their relationship and interactions, make this story so enjoyable.  They are best friends who have been attracted to each other, but have resisted for the obvious reasons.  This friendship becomes that foundation for such a great relationship, because not only are Owen and Margo friends they also have that very important physical chemistry.  So, readers get the best of both worlds with the fun banter and laid back relationship and the combustible physical intimacy in the bedroom.

Even though readers will love them together, they will also enjoy them on their own.  Margo is the kind of heroine I love, someone who embraces her sexuality without any regard to what others will think of it, and she is so smart.  Readers will also love how she protects herself. Owen is the lovable hero who has had a lot of women in his past, but has started to move on from that life.  He is fun, vibrating with life, and just exudes this energy that women can’t help but be attracted to, and readers will not be immune to his charms.

This story, just like the characters, is very laid back.  It flows nicely, establishing them as friends before moving them into relationship status.  The friendship makes readers invest and root for them to make it to the real relationship status.  When they move to the physical intimacy, J.D. Hawkins completely delivers with some of the hottest scenes with the dash of dominance from Owen. What I love most, though, is the conflict.  This is the part of the story that can make or break a story for me, and this conflict is a natural progression of the developed plot but with substance.  This is a legitimate conflict, the reactions are authentic, the fall-out, while heartbreaking, is necessary, and the reconciliation is what readers hope for.  This conflict also leaves the integrity of both characters in tact, which is also a plus when they are incredibly lovable.

Unprofessional is another must read for romance readers.  It is light and fun, romantic and steamy, just pure entertainment.  With this book, readers get a fantastic story that is well-written and filled with characters readers will want to be friends with, and the relationship between Owen and Margo will be one they will want to emulate because who doesn’t want to fall in love with your best friend!

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#Teaser “Forever” by Monica Murphy

Forever by Monica Murphy

Series: Friends

Genre: Contemporary Romance


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Synopsis:

She’s all I could ever want…

I have a reputation around school. Cold. Untouchable. Unfeeling. Only one girl could ever make me want to change and that’s Amanda Winters. Too bad I broke her heart and drove her away.

So to get through the rest of my days in high school, I tell myself I need to focus on more important things. Like taking our football team to championships. Get accepted to the college of my choice. And finish my senior year without wanting to run away from my problems.

But your problems chase after you no matter where you go. And it’s a lot harder when you fight them alone. The longer I go without Amanda, the more I miss her. Her smile. Her laughter. The things she said. How she looked at me like I was the only person who mattered. The way she made me feel…

Why can’t I have everything, including the girl? I’m determined to make things right. And make Amanda mine…

Forever.

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#ReleaseBlitz & #MBreview “The Brave Line” by Kate Stewart

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Title: The Brave Line

Author: Kate Stewart

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: March 17


 My musings…

5 BRAVE CROWNS

My introduction to Kate Stewart was with Anything but Minor, and I absolutely fell in love with her humor and writing. My love was solidified with Major Love, and now, now my love has been amplified with The Brave Line! It is so incredibly different then the other books, rightfully so since they are connected per se, but is still beautifully written with angsty, sexy times, and humor.

These characters, Michelle and Rowdy, are both intense, just in different ways. Michelle is wild with an off beat humor, and she has this child-like mentality to her, a live in the moment attitude that is often subdued in adults.  She isn’t reckless though, and Kate Stewart does a phenomenal job balancing her c’est la vie attitude and her more mature adult side. One of her greatest attributes though is her heart and compassion. She loves immensely, and never pushes, sensing what others need and providing it.  And her strength, God, her strength and determination to move on, to make it on her own, and to save herself twice will amaze readers. Just as intense is Rowdy, and Lord, does that name match this man’s personality, especially in the bedroom. He is honorable and good, trying to fulfill his role as cop, upholding all the ethics obligations of the job.  This man has lost, though, so many times that he has closed himself off. His walls have been built out of self preservation, and even at the end he acts to save himself, finally realizing who and what he cannot live without.  Additionally, this man in the bedroom is unparalleled. I don’t know if I can recall a man as virile. He dominates, and not in a BDSM way, but in a I will own your body and dole out your pleasure as I see fit! See? Hot! These two together are electric.  Readers may think their intensity might be overpowering, but it matches and complements each other. These two find a new life together, they heal together, and they continue to become a stronger couple together.

The tone of The Brave Line is much more intense and serious. With this story, Kate Stewart has introduced readers to complex characters who have been damaged by violence and suffering, which has inspired their current professions but has also erected walls. Their feelings for each other attempt to break down the walls, and each brick being removed is emotional and tumultuous.  Readers will absolutely fee it all.  On top of the romance, Ms. Stewart sheds light on issues that plague police officers working the streets, the danger, the uncertainty, and so much more.  She exposes a side that the media doesn’t often cover. Additionally, she shows that difficulties of being a dispatcher, of being behind the phone.  With both jobs she shows that hardships and the readers, leaving the reader with a deeper appreciation for both professions.

The Brave Line is another angsty, emotional must read. Like all of her previous books, it is wonderfully written with lovable and three dimensional characters who earn reader affection. This story will engage readers  with the romance and exposes them to issues plaguing the profession. It is truly what reading should be about.

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#NewRelease “Goodbye Paradise” by Sarina Bowen

Goodbye Paradise (Hello, Goodbye, Book 1)

by Sarina Bowen

Genre: MM Romance


 Synopsis:

Most people called it a cult. But for twenty years, Josh and Caleb called it home. 

In Paradise, there is no television. No fast food. Just long hours of farm work and prayer on a dusty Wyoming ranch, and nights in a crowded bunkhouse. The boys of the Compound are kept far from the sinners’ world.

But Joshua doesn’t need temptation to sin. His whole life, he’s wanted his best friend, Caleb. By day they work side by side. Only when Josh closes his eyes at night can they be together the way he craves.

It can never be. And his survival depends on keeping his terrible desires secret.

Caleb has always protected Josh against the worst of the bullying at the Compound. But he has secrets of his own, and a plan to get away — until it all backfires.

Josh finds himself homeless in a world that doesn’t want him. Can Caleb find him in time? And will they find a place of safety, where he can admit to Josh how he really feels?

Warning: Contains a hot male/male romance, copious instances of taking the Lord’s name in vain, and love against the kitchen counter. This book was previously released under the title: In Front of God & Everyone.

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