#SoontoDrop My Most Anticipated Releases of the Week

Another release week is here and these five books are on the top of my TBR for the week!

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…

L.J. Shen has a particular gift with taking complete anti-heroes, grade-A a**holes and making them completely lovable and swoon-worthy.  I am not sure how I end up loving them or why I do, but it is inevitable that I will. And of all of her anti-heroes, the #hotholes are completely irresistible and unforgettable! Make sure you snag this one while it is $0.99 (can be read as a complete standalone).

Full review to come on Friday.

Synopsis:

They call him The Mute for a reason.

Hard, cold and calculated, he rarely speaks.

When he does, it’s with disdain.

When he does, his words aren’t meant for me.

When he does, my stomach flips and my world tilts on its axis.

He is thirty-three.

I am eighteen.

He’s a single dad and my father’s business partner.

I’m just a kid to him and his enemy’s daughter.

He’s emotionally unavailable.

And I am…feeling. Feeling things I shouldn’t feel for him.

Trent Rexroth is going to break my heart. The writing isn’t just on the wall, it’s inked on my soul.

And yet, I can’t stay away.

A scandal is the last thing my family needs. But a scandal is what we’re going to give them.

And oh, what a beautiful chaos it will be.

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#NewReleases for the Week of September 24, 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.

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.


  • 9/24 – Still (Grip #2) – Kennedy Ryan
  • 9/25 – Unhinged – Natasha Knight
  • 9/25 – The Charmer – Avery Flynn
  • 9/26 – Stud Finder (1001 Dark Nights Novella) – Lauren Blakely
  • 9/26 – Reveal Me – Jennifer Probst
  • 9/26 – Ruin Me – Isabella Love-Wins & Shiloh Walker
  • 9/26 –How to Date a Douchebag: Learning Hours – Sara Ney
  • 9/26 – Birthday Girl – Lily Kate
  • 9/26 – Running into Love – Aurora Rose Reynolds
  • 9/26 – Theirs to Take – Laura Kaye
  • 9/26 – Completely – Ruthie Knox
  • 9/26 – The Heiress – Cassia Leo
  • 9/26 – Too Beautiful to Break (A Romancing the Clarksons Novel) – Tessa Bailey
  • 9/26 – Chasing Christmas Eve – Jill Shalvis
  • 9/26 – The Corner of Forever and AlwaysLia Riley
  • 9/27 – Forget Me Not – Harloe Rae
  • 9/27 – Hot Stuff – Kim Karr
  • 9/27 – With the First Goodbye – Len Webster
  • 9/27 – Hail No – Lani Lynn Vale
  • 9/28 – Racer – Katy Evans
  • 9/28 – The Next Generation – S.C. Stephens
  • 9/28 – Only Ever You (A Little Like Destiny Book 2) – Lisa Suzanne
  • 9/28 – The Social ExperimentAddison Moore
  • 9/28 – From Darkness (Hearts and Arrows Book 3)Staci Hart
  • 9/29 – Scandalous (Sinners of Saint) – L.J. Shen (LIVE EARLY)

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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.


On a Tuesday by [G., Whitney] Synopsis:

We met on a Tuesday.
Became best friends, then lovers, on a Tuesday.
And it all fell apart on a Tuesday…

Charlotte Taylor has three automatic strikes in my book: 1) She hates me. She also claims that I’m a “domineering jerk with a huge, overbearing ego.” (I do have something huge. It’s not my ego, though.) 2) She takes our mandatory tutoring sessions way too seriously. 3) She’s sexy as hell…And a virgin.

At least, those were her strikes before our study sessions started lasting longer than they were supposed to. Until one innocent kiss became a hundred dirty ones, and until she became the first woman I ever fell hard for.

Our future together after graduation was supposed to be set:
Professional football for me. Law school for her.

But she left me at the end of the semester with no explanation, and then she completely disappeared from my life.

Until tonight.

We met on a Tuesday.
Became everything, then nothing, on a Tuesday.
And now it’s seven years later, on a Tuesday…

**This is a second chance romance, inspired by Adele’s “When We Were Young”**

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#Sales

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 to other readers.


Shacking Up by [Hunting, Helena] Synopsis:

Ruby Scott is months behind on rent and can’t seem to land a steady job. She has one chance to turn things around with a big audition. But instead of getting her big break, she gets sick as a dog and completely bombs it in the most humiliating fashion. All thanks to a mysterious, gorgeous guy who kissed—and then coughed on—her at a party the night before.

Luckily, her best friend might have found the perfect opportunity; a job staying at the lavish penthouse apartment of hotel magnate Bancroft Mills while he’s out of town, taking care of his exotic pets. But when the newly-evicted Ruby arrives to meet her new employer, it turns out Bane is the same guy who got her sick.

Seeing his role in Ruby’s dilemma, Bane offers her a permanent job as his live-in pet sitter until she can get back on her feet. Filled with hilariously awkward encounters and enough sexual tension to heat a New York City block, Shacking Up, from New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Helena Hunting, is sure to keep you laughing and swooning all night long.

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#NewRelease “Love Profound” by Kelly Elliott

LOVE PROFOUND (COWBOYS & ANGELS Book 2)

By Kelly Elliott

Standalone

Release Day – September 19, 2017


Synopsis:

I write about love, but I’ve never experienced it. Sure, I’ve been with guys that I cared about. Even thought I found ‘the one’. He turned out to be the frog and not the prince.

A few Frank Sinatra songs and a wildly handsome cowboy who calls me Darlin’, will have me second guessing everything I ever thought I knew about love.

Does happily ever after really exist…or is it only something I write about in books?

Love Profound is book two in the Cowboys and Angels series.

 

 

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#CoverReveal “Southern Attraction” by Kaylee Ryan

Title: Southern Attraction
Series: Southern Heart Series #3
Author: Kaylee Ryan
Genre: New Adult Romance
Cover Design: Perfect Pear Creative Covers
Photo: Furious Fotog
Release Date: TBC


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I had everything I ever wanted, living the dream, at least that’s what I always thought. The night we met, we had an instant attraction, but she was with someone else. When we reunited a few months later, that pull was still there, stronger than ever. So strong, that even though she was hundreds of miles away, I perused her. I told myself that I just wanted to get to know her. Deep down I knew it was more.

I never understood the draw of living in the middle of nowhere. Born and raised a city girl, I never had the desire to leave. Who would have thought a weekend trip to the country would have me questioning myself? It was more than just the country; it’s him. The way he looks at me, treats me, that smooth southern drawl.

Am I willing to give up my legacy for her?

Am I willing to give up my dream for him?

Can two souls come together by the force of Southern Attraction?

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#BlogTour “Exes with Benefits” by Nicole Williams

 

 Exes with Benefits by Nicole Williams

AVAILABLE NOW!


My musings…

5 Second Chance CROWNS

Exes with Benefits by Nicole Williams is the perfect angsty, second chance romance I needed in my life. From cover to cover, I was infatuated with Canaan and Maggie.

Canaan develops into such an amazing man, showcasing exactly how losing the “love of your life” can change a person. The Canaan readers get to see is kind and compassionate, and while he still has the demons that plague him and the destructive desires, he has learned to control them over their time apart. The man he becomes is a man to love, and I loved this hero!

Maggie is a heroine your heart breaks for from the prologue. She is so broken, and you could feel her pain in the beginning, the being torn between what you need and what you want. That torture does not abate throughout the novel, and her dilemma is the cause of the angst throughout the novel. Readers will understand her indecision, though, based on the hurt she endured at the beginning of the novel.

This story is my favorite kind of second chance romance. It is filled to the brim with angst, a phenomenal hero seeking redemption, and heroine looking to protect her heart, and so much tension and sexual chemistry to make your ereader steam up. Their road to redemption is filled with good and bad memories, but watching them face them together to become something stronger is magnificent.

Exes with Benefits is my new favorite Nicole Williams book. It was fast, sexy, and heartfelt, and I didn’t want to put it down.

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#BlogTour “The Outskirts” by T.M. Frazier

The Outskirts by T.M. Frazier

Release Date: September 12th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance


My musings…

4 Swamp Loving CROWNS

T.M. Frazier is one of my favorite writers.  Her anti-heroes are among my favorites, I love the worlds she creates, and I enjoy this unusual and suspenseful situations she brings readers into with each book. While The Outskirts isn’t on the same depravity level as her previous duet, it still had me loving these broken characters and having that Oh My God moment at the end of book one of this duet.

Finn is broken in a way that none of her previous heroes have been.  His isolation is self-induced and his behavior is self-inflicted punishment for perceived wrongs.  Even though he is plenty broken, T.M. Frazier shows the readers glimpses of the hero that exists beneath this empty shell of a man.  Watching Finn come alive and begin to enter the land of the living will make readers fall for him, and as with all of Frazier’s anti-heroes, he has the perfect balance of gruff, sexy, and protective alpha thing going. It makes him hard to resist.

Sawyer, like most of the author’s heroines, is coming from a life of turmoil.  She shows immense strength for taking her life into her own hands, and yet she retains a vulnerable nature to her character, which is another signature aspect of Frazier’s heroines (one that I love).  The dichotomy of her Sawyer adds a richness and authenticity to her character, and, like the other characters in the novel, readers want her to find her niche in Outskirts.

The secondary characters, particularly Miller and Josh, are hilarious! I love the comedic relief they provide throughout the novel as well as the impetus for the sexual exploration of the innocent Sawyer. I’m excited to see where T.M. Frazier takes them during the second book in the duet.

As it has been stated in the synopsis, The Outskirts is book one in the duet, making book one the exposition and rising action of the whole story.  Readers will get to know these characters – motivations, flaws, and hopes – and build their allegiance to the town of Outskirts and its inhabitants.  The build up between Sawyer and Finn is great.  Readers get to see them move from an antagonistic relationship to friends to more over the course of this book, and this is really enough to keep readers interested an engaged.  As with all of Frazier’s books, readers are left with a significant cliff-hanger that really only serves to make me desperate for book two, because she drops a bomb and readers just know that the action is just beginning.

Love T.M. Frazier. Love her anti-heroes. Love her heroines.  Her stories never disappoint me, and The Outskirts is just another reason why she is a must read author.

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#NewRelease “Solace” by S.L. Scott

Title: Solace

Author: S.L. Scott

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: September 22, 2017

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Synopsis

He puts the Bad in bad boy.

She puts the Sweet in sweetheart.

When a hired gun burns out from the life he’s been living, he returns to the small country town where rumors run rampant and everyone goes to church on Sunday.

With sins and secrets trailing Jason Koster home, he is searching for redemption in hopes of living a life less complicated. He didn’t expect to find the only girl he ever loved now a recently single woman running her family farm.

Delilah Noelle never needed much, but she wanted Jason Koster—one time love of her life. When misunderstandings tear the former beauty queen and quarterback apart, can a second chance heal their broken hearts?

Will the years and circumstances that have passed be too much to bridge the distance to a future together?

Solace is a heartwarming small town romance with plenty of action and swoons that will have this hometown hero vying for the affections of his high school sweetheart.

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#ExcerptReveal “Hot Stuff” by Kim Karr

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Title: Hot Stuff

Author: Kim Karr

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: September 27, 2017


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Synopsis:

Get ready to fall in love with this new standalone sports romance from New York Times bestselling author Kim Karr.

He’s the newly drafted quarterback.

Hot. Arrogant. Too sexy for words.

Ready to score.

I’m an athletic intern, and the coach’s daughter.

Driven. Determined. Prepared to conquer the world.

Completely off-limits.

The NFL is full of rules. Rules I’ve never broken. Never challenged. Never even scratched—until the day Lucas Carrington crashes into my life with his hard body and I-don’t-give-a-f*ck attitude.

After I almost injure my father’s star player, I volunteer to make sure he’s in top shape. At first, it’s hell. I don’t like his attitude, his cockiness, his easy smile. Don’t like the way he oozes sex. Or how his penetrating eyes follow me everywhere.

That doesn’t stop me from wanting him.

He’s meant to be a distraction—something to occupy my mind for these precious few remaining hot summer nights before I’m forced to leave football behind forever.

I know what we’re doing will lead nowhere good. I know we’re crossing the line. And I know my father will never understand.

None of that matters.

But maybe it should.

Rules aren’t meant to be broken.

Or are they?​

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#CoverReveal “Miss Fix It” by Emma Hart

MISS FIX IT by Emma Hart

Release Day – Oct 31, 2017

Standalone


Synopsis:

One handywoman.

One single dad.

One set of twins.

And the wall isn’t the only thing being drilled…

I learned the hard way that being a handywoman isn’t easy. The questions, the stares—the assumption I’m the proud owner of a cock and balls. Not that it matters. I’ve proven over and over that I’m ready for anything the judgmental asses throw at me.

Except the hot, single dad of twins who just moved to town.

Brantley Cooper gets the shock of his life when I show up on his doorstep to fix up his kids’ new rooms. His son is confused why ‘the pretty lady has a drill,’ and his daughter has a new obsession—me.

On paper, my job is easy. Go in, do their bedrooms, and leave.

In theory, I’m spending eight hours a day with a guarded, sexy as hell guy, and I’m staying for dinner more often than I’m eating it alone, on my couch, with Friends re-runs.

I shouldn’t be staying for dinner. I shouldn’t be helping him out with the twins. I shouldn’t be falling in love with tiny toes and dimpled cheeks.

And I most definitely should not be kissing my client.

Oops…

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#CoverReveal “Constant” by Rachel Higginson

Constant by Rachel Higginson

Coming November 16, 2017


Constant: A Confidence Men Novel by [Higginson, Rachel] Synopsis:

Fifteen years ago I met Sayer Wesley. I fell in love with him. I promised I would never leave him. I swore nothing could break us apart.

Five years ago I broke my promise. I ran away. I took the one secret that could destroy us both and disappeared.

Five days ago I thought I saw him.

I knew it was impossible. Sayer was locked away, serving a deserved sentence in federal prison. He couldn’t find me.

He wouldn’t find me. I was too good at hiding. Too good at surviving.

Because if Sayer ever found me, there would be hell to pay for a plethora of sins. The worst of which, he didn’t even know about.

Five hours ago, I told myself I was crazy.

Five minutes ago, I saw him again.

Five seconds ago, I was too late.

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#CoverReveal “Hangry Girl” by Lily Kate

Today we have the cover reveal of Hangry Girl by Lily Kate! Check out the gorgeous cover and teasers, and grab your copy October 24th!

Title: Hangry Girl

Author: Lily Kate

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Day: October 24th


About Hangry Girl:

han·gry

adjective

informal

  1. bad-tempered or irritable as a result of hunger.

Ladies & Gents,

I sold my soul for a hamburger.

And I have no regrets. When a girl is trapped indefinitely in an elevator with a smoking hot burger and an empty stomach, even the strongest of women will crumble.

The story goes like this: Bradley Hamilton, the most frustrating human alive, offered me half of his hamburger in exchange for a date. I took him up on the offer—while under duress—and now I’m stuck with the consequences. Specifically, the scorching kiss at the end of our date that has me drooling for more.

However, there’s one whopper of a problem. This man has been a thorn in my side for the last twenty years—ever since he moved next door and became my older brother’s best friend. We’ve gone head to head for years, and now, he’s trying to buy out my restaurant in order to plop one of his big fat gyms there instead.

I refuse to let him ruin my business. Unfortunately, Bradley Hamilton is like an order of french fries: you just can’t have one. It appears our lips are addicted to kissing. He’s alarmingly handsome. Deliciously confident. And worst of all? Underneath that salty exterior he’s starting to show signs of sweet.

Brad Hamilton is my guilty pleasure, my cheat meal, my greatest craving.

Which is why he’ll be one habit that’s hard to kick.

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#CoverReveal “Breaking Grace” by Rose Devereux

Today we have the cover reveal of Breaking Grace by Rose Devereux! Check out the gorgeous cover and teasers, and grab your copy October 24th!

Title: Breaking Grace

Author: Rose Devereux

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Day: October 24th


About Breaking Grace:

Two years ago, I murdered the love of Grace Garrett’s life.

I had it all – a thriving company, money, women at my beck and call. Then I shot and killed James Winthrop. And got away with it.

His beautiful fiancé is ruined, so damaged she’s destroying herself. And I’m the reason why.

Nothing and nobody can save her. Except me. Only I know how to help her start again. By wiping the slate clean. Breaking her down until she’s brand new. And rewarding her obedience with the one thing she truly needs. Vengeance against me.

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#BlogTour “King of Code” by CD Reiss

King of Code, an all-new intriguing and sexy standalone

from CD Reiss is available NOW!

King of Code by CD Reiss
Publication Date: September 18th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance


My musings…

3.5 Binary CROWNS

There are so many things that I enjoyed about King of Code – the characters, the chemistry, and the push and pull between hero and heroine.

Taylor has two attributes I love in a hero: smart and dominant. His confidence, while making him incredibly cocky, is also a huge turn on because he can back it up with his hacking skills. Although, he has this seemingly unshakable confidence, he is also willing to recognize and concede when someone else has similar or better skills. His want to have the best on his team no matter gender, while also acknowledging some past mistakes, makes him my type of hero.

Harper is an interesting heroine. Smart and incredibly loyal to the town and eventually the hero, she has this mix of being small town girl with big city aspirations. She wants to pursue certain avenues for herself, yet feels a sense of duty to stay. She lures Taylor to her but tries to relinquish the hold she required over him. Ultimately, I liked the duality of her character.

The plot of the story has lots of steamy scenes, dominate alpha moments, challenging heroine moments, and the hacking component to keep readers entertained. For me personally, I found the town and the relationship portion of the story to be more engaging than the hacking part. While I know nothing about hacking and coding, it did seem that CD Reiss knew what she was talking about. It was just so far removed from anything I understand that I don’t think it allowed me to make that connection to the story. It was ultimately the characters and their relationship that kept me reading.

King of Code is really nothing like what I have read from CD Reiss. It was an interesting variation from her other books, and while I enjoyed it, I feel like I need to take a hacking 101 class to get into this world of the next book whenever it comes out.

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#BookTour “Flow” & “Grip” by Kennedy Ryan

“…one of the most engaging and well-written romance books I have read…It’s like nothing you’ve read before. It touches the issues no one talks about in our community. And it’s a MUST-READ.”

LJ Shen, Amazon Bestselling Author

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GRIP, Kennedy Ryan’s sexy, emotional Amazon Bestseller,

is available now for only 99¢!

Scroll all the way down for an excerpt and to enter the $25 Gift Card Giveaway!


 My musings…

Grip by Kennedy Ryan, hands down, deserves all the crowns, every single one available. Bristol and Grip’s story is raw, heartbreaking, and beautiful. But it is more than a romance that will get affect your soul, it is story that reflects the social issues that plague society today, making this book exponentially more powerful and relevant than the average romance novel.

Grip is still the man readers fell in love with in Flow, incredibly passionate about music, its ability to change the world, and Bristol. Readers watch him try to win Bristol back, to show her how he feels, and to get her to admit her feelings for him. As with all people, he has a breaking point, and when he reaches it, when he chooses another path, he shattered my heart right along with Bristol’s. Even with the heartbreak inflicted by his choices, readers cannot fault Grip. He has been pushed there, he has been hurt, and he is trying to keep his own heart from completely shattering. Grip, however, doesn’t stay down for long, and he comes back for the woman he loves with gusto, forcing her to break down her walls. What will really solidify readers’ love of this man is his dedication to their relationship. With the numerous social issues that plague their relationship, he stands firm beside her, reinforcing the idea that you love someone for who they are not the color of their skin, their social status, etc, but who they are as a person. Grip’s character is so complex, deep, socially conscious, passionate, protective, just everything a reader wants in a hero.

Bristol will break readers. They will want to scream at her, beat her, and throttle her, because they see what she is doing. They know the outcome of her choices, and, just like Grip, it shatters them. Readers, although so angry with her, feel nothing but compassion for this emotionally damaged woman. Knowing her background and her relationship with her family makes the reader fully understand the choices she makes, but it doesn’t make the pain hurt any less. It makes readers want her to wake up and see what she is doing, to see the irrevocable damage she could be causing. When she finally realizes what her actions have created, she is at a loss for the destruction she caused, and although she could be angry and lash out, she accepts responsibility for her actions. As much as Bristol’s choices destroy readers, they will rejoice when her walls crumble. Seeing her own up to what she feels and what she wants is one of the most rewarding parts of the book. What I love most about her though is that what she once thought was her weakness, her open heart and willingness to sacrifice everything, she finally recognizes as her strength, as the one thing that makes her perfectly suited for Grip and the many social issues that will weigh on their relationship.  In addition to that, Bristol is the epitome of how society should be in regards to social issues.  She doesn’t hide behind her ignorance.  She embraces it, asks Grip to call her out on it, and wants to understand and be better.  She doesn’t use her ignorance as an excuse, but educates herself in order to be a better person for not only herself but also Grip.

From the opening pages of this book, readers will feel that pain and anguish Bristol and Grip endure as their relationship is in a constant state of uncertainty. It is clear to the reader that they both still love each other, but there is so much that has happened between Flow, the prequel to Grip, and the beginning of this book that prevent them

from reconnecting. Bristol’s familial relationships, particularly with her mother, and certain revelations pertaining to her family have forced her to raise her walls. She fears that her open heart, her endless capacity to sacrifice for the people she loves makes her weak, makes her easy to destroy. Grip is on the brink of success with the release of his debut album, and while he has endlessly pursued Bristol in hopes of winning her back, his determination and belief in them as anything more than friends is dwindling. Neither can truly hide their feelings for the other, and every single scene with them together is charged with emotion, feelings so powerful that I felt my heartbreak several times throughout the novel. Each decision they make, while painful to witness, is completely understandable. They are hurt and broken and struggling to find their way back to each other, but their journey is so much more than this. It is about breaking down walls, facing their world as couple, refusing to yield to societal and familial expectations, and supporting and sacrificing for each other. Their relationship becomes one to emulate, and their journey while painful is ultimately rewarding.

More than the characters and the plot, which I am absolutely in love with, this novel is filled with poignant social commentary, and not at all in a preachy way. The many social issues she addresses in the novel, lack of understanding of social issues between both races, lack of acceptance over interracial relationships, lack of social justice for African Americans, as well as the many issues facing inner city kids, are all presented to the reader. Just like Grip does in Flow, Ms. Kennedy offers up these ideas to readers and allows them to wrestle with the concepts, whether previously known or not, to draw their own conclusions. More than anything, though, Kennedy Ryan expresses the idea of tolerance, of acceptance, of trying to understand each other versus reaching for hate and clinging to preconceived notions of each other. And for this reason, Flow and Grip will be novels with staying power.

These two books are going down as my favorite reads of 2017. That is right, the number one spot! Ms. Ryan has woven together a beautifully raw examination of the plights of society while delivering one of the most beautiful love stories I’ve ever read. This book, these characters, the author’s words have burrowed into my soul, and I feel as though I have been altered by being immersed in this world, which is not just a sign of a great romance but fantastic literature!

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#CoverReveal “All or Nothing” by Felice Stevens

All or Nothing an all-new, steamy MM romance by Felice Stevens

is coming October 3rd!

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All or Nothing by Felice Stevens

Publication Date: October 3rd, 2017

Genre: Contemporary MM Romance

Cover Designer: Reese Dante

Photographer: Golden Czermak of FuriousFotog


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Synopsis:

A past he couldn’t forget

Adam Barton is living his dream of working as a firefighter in his small Texas town, but a tragedy from his youth continues to haunt him. He decides New York City is the perfect place to start a new life and joins the FDNY, living and loving his own way—no strings and nothing personal. Until he catches sight of Rico Estevez, the sexy chef with the mysterious smile who rocks his world. After one explosive night together, Adam craves another….And then another. The more he and Rico are together, the more Adam wants him.

A future he never imagined

Rico Estevez is living a lie. For years he’s hidden his sexuality, afraid to hurt the career of his politically ambitious father. He’s the perfect American―the best schools, top of his class and most importantly, to his father, a successful businessman. Who needs a boyfriend when sex is so easy to find? Starting a torrid love affair with Adam Barton isn’t a problem; neither one is looking toward forever. But Rico’s father is about to get the chance of a lifetime and Rico feels forced to play by his rules.

Rules are made to be broken

Adam proves more unforgettable than Rico ever imagines, but he gives in to family pressures above personal desire. When a fire reunites them, both men discover their passion for each other hasn’t died; rather it’s stronger than ever. Want turns to need and something more dangerous to their hearts—love. Adam and Rico know if they want to have it all, they can let no one and nothing stand in their way of a life together.

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#ReleaseBlitz “This is Beautiful” by Kennedy Fox

 Title: Checkmate: This is Beautiful
Series: Checkmate Duet Series (Logan & Kayla, #2)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Designer & Photographer: Sara EirewGenre: Contemporary Romance
Trope: Second-Chance Romance
Release Date: September 19, 2017
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2pbTtV1


My Musings…

4 Heart Breaking CROWNS

I may have survived the Checkmate series, but barely. Each of these stories is filled with such angst and heartbreak that I felt my insides ache, and although, team Layla is not my favorite of this duet series, their story is the most heartbreaking.

Logan, if possible, just got better in This is Beautiful. From the way he cares for Kayla to the sacrifices he makes for her and the countless selfless acts his real makes this knight in shining armor shine a bit brighter. His endless understanding, though, is what makes this story hurt so bad. With every day that passes, we see how each forgotten memory is a lash to his pure and kind heart, and every time he felt it, I felt it, too.

Not only will readers feel bad for Logan, but they will also have immense sympathy for Kayla. It would be hard enough not to remember your life but to forget a love so EPIC and have constant reminders is nothing short of tortuous. Her desire and need to retain what she had, and the fact that it just seems to be just out of her grasp is infuriating for Kayla and readers alike. Because these two are so amazing together, readers feel it all, and it is so gut wrenching.

This is where my review gets a little bit difficult to articulate why it is a 4 crown book versus a 5 crown book. The plot progression is wonderful, the treatment of their conflict is flawless, and even though Kennedy Fox toyed with different avenues for each character, which is alluded to in book one of the duet, I enjoyed the journey they took Kayla and Logan on together. Overall, it just lacked something for me as a reader. I want to say it is was the climax of the story that didn’t have enough punch, but that might make me the meanest reader ever. I mean, they have been through a lot, so maybe the deserve a quick and and happy falling action and resolution, but I needed it to match their anguish or be reflective of that. Although, I would have liked a more emotional pivotal moment, the reconciliation and epilogue are fantastic and left me with a smile.

The Checkmate series has been quite the journey. Filled with OMG moments, smutty scenes with dirty talking heroes, and epic romances, it is certainly a group of characters I won’t forget. They led me to the amazing duo of Kennedy Fox, and I’m excited to see where these ladies take us next

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#ReleaseBlitz “Drawn to Him” Anthology

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My musings…

4 HOT CROWNS

**Read and reviewed Dr. Dreamy by LJ Shen & One Night by KL Kreig**

Entertaining and dirty, the Drawn to Him anthology is filled with quick and steamy reads that will heat up your nights and introduce you to alpha hero after alpha hero.

The plot of each story is fast paced.  There is lust with the transition to more, and although the transition is there, it is often quickly developed, which will leave some readers longing for more.  Additionally, the characters are likable but are underdeveloped. I enjoyed the heroes and heroines alike.  While all this is true, it is a novella, so it is expected that there will be quick moving plots and romance. If readers approach the novella in this way, they will absolutely enjoy the stories.

Personally, these heroes are my kind of men: dominating, passionate, consuming.   It is clear why the heroines are drawn to them, as each story’s lust driven romance entertained me and it provided me with that quick escape that is often needed in my busy schedule.

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#ReleaseBlitz “On a Tuesday” by Whitney G.

On a Tuesday by Whitney G.
Publication Date: September 19, 2017
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Second Chance Romance, Standalone
Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs
Model Credit: Andrea Denver


Synopsis:

We met on a Tuesday.
Became best friends, then lovers, on a Tuesday.
And everything fell apart on a Tuesday…

Charlotte Taylor has three automatic strikes in my book: 1) She hates me. She also claims that I’m a “domineering jerk with a huge, overbearing ego.” (I do have something huge. It’s not my ego, though.) 2) She takes our mandatory tutoring sessions way too seriously. 3) She’s sexy as hell…And a virgin.

At least, those were her strikes before our study sessions started lasting longer than they were supposed to. Until one innocent kiss became a hundred dirty ones, and until she became the first woman I ever fell hard for.

Our future together after graduation was supposed to be set:
Professional football for me. Law school for her.

But she left me at the end of the semester with no explanation, and then she completely disappeared from my life.

Until tonight.

We met on a Tuesday.
Became everything, then nothing, on a Tuesday.
And now it’s seven years later, on a Tuesday…

**This is a full length second chance romance, inspired by Adele’s “When We Were Young”**

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