#NewRelease “Angry God” by L.J. Shen

Buckle up and enjoy the ride, because you’re not coming out the same way you went in. A top 2020 read hands down.” –Helena Hunting, New York Times bestselling author

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Angry God, an all-new emotional standalone about first love, second chances, and overcoming breathtaking losses at a young age from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen, is available now!


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Vaughn Spencer.

They call him an angry god.

To me, he is nothing but a heartless prince.

His parents rule this town, its police, every citizen and boutique on Main Street.

All I own is a nice, juicy grudge against him for that time he almost killed me.

Between hooking up with a different girl every weekend, breaking hearts, noses and rules, Vaughn also finds the time to bully little ole’ me.

I fight back, tooth and nail, never expecting him to chase me across the ocean after we graduate high school.

But here he is, living with me in a dark, looming castle on the outskirts of London.

A fellow intern. A prodigal sculptor. A bloody genius.

They say this place is haunted, and it is.

Carlisle Castle hides two of our most awful secrets.

Vaughn thinks he can kill the ghosts of his past, but what he doesn’t know? It’s my heart he’s slaying.

Angry God is a stand-alone, DARK High School Romance. It deals with sensitive subjects some may find triggering.

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#Excerpt “Revenge” by Laurelin Paige

REVENGE (Slay #3) by Laurelin Paige

Release Date: February 25th


Synopsis:

Their relationship changes again when Celia learns the devil takes care of his own.

Edward Fasbender is my savior.

From the ashes of who I once was, he is helping me to rise.

He has a list of people who have wronged him. And now he’s adding names to that list. Names that I gave him.

And we will have our revenge.

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#Excerpt “Bad Liar” by Lauren Rowe

BAD LIAR (Reed Rivers Trilogy #1) by Lauren Rowe

Release Date: February 24th


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An all new, STANDALONE Trilogy from USA Today Bestselling Author Lauren Rowe starts in ONE WEEK. Bad Liar, the first book in the highly anticipated Reed Rivers Trilogy will release in ebook, paperback and audiobook (narrated by Andi Arndt & Jacob Morgan).

Swallowing lies has never felt so good.Reed freaking Rivers. I wouldn’t trust a word out of the arrogant music mogul’s mouth if his gold-plated tongue were notarized. The Man with the Midas Touch would say anything to get me into his bed, and I know it. But that doesn’t mean I don’t want him to succeed.Indeed, the moment I laid eyes on Reed while he was speaking at an on-campus event I’d crashed, my body physically ached to feel his golden fingers—and tongue—all over me. Unfortunately, though, I can’t give into my powerful craving to jump Reed’s cocky bones. Not until I’ve figured out my best strategy with him . . .The truth is Reed has something I desperately want. Something my heart desires even more than my body craves one night of delicious fun with the yummiest man alive. Reed assumes he’s running this game of seduction. He thinks he’s a thirty-four-year-old big cat on the prowl, and I’m nothing but a blushing twenty-one-year old field mouse with stars in my eyes.Yeah . . . no.As Reed is about to find out, he’s not the only cat on the hunt in this game of cat-and-mouse . . . .BAD LIAR is the first book of the standalone REED RIVERS TRILOGY. The full trilogy is BAD LIAR, BEAUTIFUL LIAR, and BELOVED LIAR, to be read in order.

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#SoontoDrop Most Anticipated Read 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 the books I am dying to read or the books I am raving about!


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Sarah’s Musings…

L.J. Shen started this journey with Vicious and it ends with his son, Vaughn, the 8th and final book (as of now) in the Todos Santos world. This series has brought us full circle. These characters and this world has taught me so much. I’ve grown, laughed, loved with this fictional people, and that is the power of a phenomenal romance.

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Synposis:

Vaughn Spencer.

They call him an angry god.

To me, he is nothing but a heartless prince.

His parents rule this town, its police, every citizen and boutique on Main Street.

All I own is a nice, juicy grudge against him for that time he almost killed me.

Between hooking up with a different girl every weekend, breaking hearts, noses and rules, Vaughn also finds the time to bully little ole’ me.

I fight back, tooth and nail, never expecting him to chase me across the ocean after we graduate high school.

But here he is, living with me in a dark, looming castle on the outskirts of London.

A fellow intern. A prodigal sculptor. A bloody genius.

They say this place is haunted, and it is.

Carlisle Castle hides two of our most awful secrets.

Vaughn thinks he can kill the ghosts of his past, but what he doesn’t know? It’s my heart he’s slaying.

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#NewReleases for the Week of February 16, 2020

Another week is upon us and that means another list of new releases in romance.  Make sure you also check out my #soontodrop post to see which books being released this week I am most excited about sharing with you.

Don’t forget about the three e-book opportunities that happen every week:

1. Go to my Facebook page for your chance to win an e-book copy of one of the many new releases being published this week!

2. Comment on any post on this website 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 throughout the week.

3. Join my reader group to enter the third and final new release e-book giveaway.


  • 2/17 – The Ruthless Knight – Jeana E. Mann
  • 2/17 – Rock Bottom – Emily Godwin
  • 2/18 – Angry God – L.J. Shen – Live Early
  • 2/18 – Wild at Heart – K.A. Tucker
  • 2/18 – Breathless – Lex Martin
  • 2/18 – Beautifully Broken Control – Catherine Cowles
  • 2/18 – Chasing Cassandra – Lisa Kleypas
  • 2/18 – My Besties Ex – Piper Rayne
  • 2/18 – Let It All Burn – Denise Grover Swank
  • 2/18 – Dominik – Sawyer Bennett
  • 2/18 – Savage Burn – Lisa Renee Jones
  • 2/18 – Always Yours – Kennedy Fox
  • 2/18 – No Inhibitions – Erika Wilde
  • 2/18 – How the Mind Breaks – Dani Rene
  • 2/18 – Power Twist – Kennedy Mitchell
  • 2/19 – Rise – L.A. Cotton
  • 2/20 – The Life You Stole – Jewel E. Ann
  • 2/20 – Bullseye – Monica James
  • 2/20 – Paine – Tracy Lorraine
  • 2/20 – Swinging Strike – Kimberly Ridenour
  • 2/20 – While You Were Spying – Stina Lindenblatt
  • 2/20 – When We Crash – Cynthia A. Rodriguez
  • 2/21 – Slow Dancing – Stylo Fantome
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#CoverReveal “Nightfall” by Penelope Douglas

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From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Douglas comes the thrilling, final installment in the Devil’s Night series…

Cover Artist: Pink Ink Designs


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They call it Blackchurch. A secluded mansion in a remote, undisclosed location where the wealthy and powerful send their misbehaving sons to cool off away from prying eyes.

Will Grayson has always been an animal, though. Reckless, wild, and someone who was never bound by a single rule other than to do exactly what he wanted. There was no way his grandfather was going to risk him humiliating the family again.

Not that the last time was entirely his fault. He might’ve enjoyed backing me into corners in high school when no one was looking, so they wouldn’t catch on that Mr. Popular actually wanted a piece of that quiet, little nerd he loved to torture so much, but…

He could also be warm. And fierce in keeping me safe.

The truth is… He has a right to hate me.

It’s all my fault. Everything.

Devils Night. The videos. The arrests.

I’m to blame for all of it.

And I regret nothing.

WILL

I never minded being locked up. I learned a long time ago that being treated like an animal gives you permission to act like one. No one has ever looked at me any other way.

Their only mistake is believing anything I do is an accident. I can sit in this house with no Internet, television, liquor, or girls, but I’ll come out of here with something far more frightening to my enemies.

A plan.

And a new pack of wolves.

I just didn’t expect one of my enemies to come to me.

I don’t know who smuggled her in or if they meant to leave her here, but I can smell her hiding in the house. She’s here.

And as the security detail leaves the supplies, the gates close, and the door to my gilded cage opens, giving me free reign of the house and grounds for another unsupervised month, I remember with a smile…

Blackchurch houses five prisoners. I’m only one of her problems.

*Nightfall, Devil’s Night #4, is a full-length, romantic suspense suitable for readers 18+. It’s necessary to read the prior installments in the series before starting this story.

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#CoverReveal “After the Fall” by Giana Darling

AFTER THE FALL (The Fallen Men #4) by Giana Darling

Release Date: March 13th

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Blurb:I was settin’ up to live a good life, the kinda life I’d fought hard to deserve.With a good woman––the best woman––at my side, a degree under my belt, and the whole world at my feet, I was livin’ the kinda happily ever after usually denied the rebellious and the criminal. I’d turned my back on that kinda life, thinkin’ I needed that clean, wholesome kinda happy.Then the devil came dressed in the wings of an angel and took someone from me.And I realized I was wrong.There was no clean and wholesome for a man like me with poetry in his heart and outlaw in his blood. The life I’d been livin’ was only purgatory, holding me over until the time came for me to descend into Hell and pick up the tarnished crown that awaited me.I was condemning my woman to a life of violence, blood, and heartache, but I had to hope she’d step up and finally be the rough and tumble queen to my Fallen MC king.

After the Fall can be read as a stand-alone romance, but you first meet the couple in Lessons in Corruption (The Fallen Men, #1).

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#Review “Unbreakable” by Melanie Harlow

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Unbreakable, an all new sexy and swoon-worthy friends to lovers romance from USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow, is available now!


Aundi’s Musings…

5 Second Chance Crowns

I am a huge fan of Melanie, her words and stories bring to life such amazing characters, and this book is no different. Melanie has this amazing way of infusing such realism into her stories that you feel as if you are there with them going through the same trials and tribulations, but also all the heartwarming moments and passion. The Cloverleigh series has to be one of my favorites, every new book is even better than the one before.

Then I held out my arm and dropped the mic. It sounded terrible. It looked ridiculous. Santa was going to switch me to the Naughty list, and people were going to talk shit about me for years to come. But it felt badass.

I’ve really been itching for Sylvia’s story especially after Insatiable, I needed to know what was going to happen, and this story did not disappoint. My heart shattered for her from the very first chapter. I was angry on her behalf with the way she was treated by her supposed friends. But you better believe I fist pumped the air when she stood up for herself, “Yes, Queen!” Also, I feel at the same time it had to happen that way so that she could fully distance herself from her prior life and start over. Her strength to pack up and move back home to give her children and herself the time and distance to heal is inspiring. I could not imagine what it must feel like to go through
something like that. Is she scared? Hell yes who wouldn’t be. But she tries so hard not to let that fear run her life. And watching her come to back to life in this story left an indelible mark on my heart. Her and Henry are absolute perfection together, and their chemistry is through the roof, burst your Kindle into flames kind of chemistry.

We sipped at the same time, giving the wine a moment to lose its chill in our mouths, and I found myself thinking about her tongue. If I kissed her right now, I know exactly how she’d taste.

Henry Oh boy, this man is seriously All. The. Things!! He will have you swooning all over the damn place. His level of patience and understanding with Sylvia is enough to make anyone and I mean anyone fall in love with him. There connection is instant and soul deep. It’s the kind of connection that I think everyone is looking for and one that these two definitely deserve. Watching these to dance around their attraction and then finally giving into it is one of the best things I’ve read this year! They just have this easy kind of love that just naturally progressed through the story, it never felt forced or rushed, it just was.

“Nope. Where do you even find guys like that—good guys who’ll treat you right buy have that alpha male attitude behind closed doors? Is it a law enforcement thing? Maybe I should start hanging around the fire station.

These characters hold a special place in my heart, Melanie has crafted a rich and heartwarming second chance romance that will leave you breathless. Henry and Sylvia are what romance is made of with their sexy banter and the ease that comes from them just being together. Melanie has created magic with Cloverleigh Farms and I can’t wait to see what happens next.

Voluntarily Reviewed an Advanced Complimentary Copy.

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#CoverReveal “Irresistible Attraction” by Willow Winters

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The Irresistible Attraction series by USA Today bestselling author Willow Winters, will be available in a complete collection featuring 3 full length novels, releasing February 17th. Check out the gorgeous cover!

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From USA Today bestselling author Willow Winters comes the conclusion to the heart-wrenching, edge-of-your-seat gripping, romantic suspense trilogy, Irresistible Attraction.

Sometimes you meet someone, maybe meet isn’t the right word. You don’t even have say hello for this to happen. You simply pass by them and everything in your world changes forever. Chills flow all the way from the crook in your neck where you imagine he’d kiss you, all the way down, with only a single glance.I know you know what I’m referring to. The moment when something inside of you ignites to life, recognizing their other half that’s been gone for far too long. It burns hot, destroying any hope that it’s only a coincidence, and that life will go back to what it was.These moments are never forgotten.That’s only with a single glance.I can tell you what a single touch will do. It will destroy you and everything you thought you knew. I felt all of this with Jase Cross, every flick of the flames that roared inside of me. I knew he’d be my downfall, and I was determined to be his just the same.Irresistible Attraction is the complete collection of the USA Today bestselling, Irresistible Attraction series.

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#Excerpt “The Guy in the Middle” by Kate Stewart

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The Guy in the Middle is coming February 29th! ⁣⁣

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I was born to play and bred to win.

My priorities were instilled in me early on—family and football. Those ideals led me to TGU and a coach whose ironclad principles mirrored my own.

With one last college season to play, my goal was singular—get drafted. By realizing my NFL dream, I could save my family, our ranch, and the only home I’d ever known.

Two birds, one ball.

Playing hard was my only option, but there’s always a wild card.

For all of my planning and hard work, I never anticipated falling for the coach’s daughter. Harper was a fair catch, but who knew loving her could be the one play to throw my career before it started or that the weight of our secret would change the game.

*The Guy in the Middle is a stand alone novel in the Underdog Series. This is Lance’s story. 

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#NewRelease “The Secret Crush” by Meghan Quinn

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That Secret Crush by Meghan Quinn

Release Date: February 11, 2020

Genre: Contemporary Romance


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USA Today bestselling author Meghan Quinn brings more humor and heart with the third novel of her Getting Lucky series: a story about breaking curses and laying your heart on the line.

What happens when your secret crush isn’t so secret anymore? I’ve had feelings for Eve Roberts for as long as I can remember, but because she also happens to be the twin sister of my best friend, Eric, I’ve never acted on my feelings and long ago resigned myself to keeping my crush under wraps. But after a terrible falling-out with Eric involving a failed restaurant venture and plenty of blame on both sides, I’m back in Port Snow without my best friend and without any direction. But can you guess who’s here? Eve. And my attraction to her is as strong as ever. As old feelings rush back, Eve and I find ourselves pulled together, whether we like it or not. Lines are crossed, secrets are kept, and we soon discover that the difference between love and friendship may not be so black and white, after all. Everyone wants that secret crush to love them back…but will I be ready when she does?

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#NewRelease “Unbreakable” by Melanie Harlow

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Unbreakable, an all new sexy and swoon-worthy friends to lovers romance from USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow, is available now!


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Synopsis:

In hindsight, I should not have had that fifth mimosa at Breakfast with Santa.

Or the sixth, seventh, and eighth.

But my shame over the public meltdown that resulted was nothing compared to being abandoned by my husband of fifteen years for a much younger woman—and did I mention she’s pregnant?

For the sake of my children and my pride, I pack up and head for my childhood home and the small town where I grew up. Cloverleigh Farms would be the perfect place for a fresh start.

Falling for Henry DeSantis wasn’t part of the plan.

Sure, he’s easy on the eyes and hard in the bedroom (also the hallway, the bathtub, and on top of his desk), but he’s newly divorced too, and things between us are moving so fast I’m afraid neither one of us has had enough time to heal. Not to mention the fact that I’m a single mom now—my kids have to come first.

But Henry makes me feel beautiful and sexy and wanted and strong—things I haven’t felt in years. We understand each other, and when I’m in his arms, I’m tempted to trust again. To love again. To let myself be loved without fear.

But deep down, I’m terrified.

Is this all too much, too soon? Or am I a fool to let a second chance at happily ever after pass me by?

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#Excerpt “Kiss the Stars” by A.L. Jackson

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Kiss the Stars, a Falling Stars stand-alone romance from A.L. Jackson is coming March 5th!


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A Falling Stars STAND-ALONE NOVEL from NYT & USA Today Bestselling Author, A.L. Jackson . . .

A single mother.

An up-and-coming drummer with a sordid past.

Their paths never should have crossed.

But when a senseless crime rocks Mia West’s entire world, she agrees to spend the summer hiding out at her rock-star brother’s mansion in Savannah until the storm blows over.

What she never expected was the gorgeous, brooding drummer living in the guest house.

His darkness a lure.

His gaze a trap.

She knows better than to go after what will hurt her most.

Leif Godwin has two focuses in his life: his band, Carolina George, and seeking retribution for what was stolen from him.

Mia was never supposed to be a part of the equation.

Her eyes an appeal.

Her body a temptation.

Touching her is nothing but a sin.

But will loving her destroy them all . . .

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#SoontoDrop 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 the books I am dying to read or the books I am raving about!


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Sarah’s Musings…

Melanie Harlow is a go to author for me. I always say her romances have the perfect blend of small town romance and steamy romances. It is what keeps me coming back every single time. But this series of standalones has been one of my absolute favorites from her.

FULL REVIEW TO COME THIS WEEKEND

Synopsis:

In hindsight, I should not have had that fifth mimosa at Breakfast with Santa.

Or the sixth, seventh, and eighth.

But my shame over the public meltdown that resulted was nothing compared to being abandoned by my husband of fifteen years for a much younger woman—and did I mention she’s pregnant?

For the sake of my children and my pride, I pack up and head for my childhood home and the small town where I grew up. Cloverleigh Farms would be the perfect place for a fresh start.

Falling for Henry DeSantis wasn’t part of the plan.

Sure, he’s easy on the eyes and hard in the bedroom (also the hallway, the bathtub, and on top of his desk), but he’s newly divorced too, and things between us are moving so fast I’m afraid neither one of us has had enough time to heal. Not to mention the fact that I’m a single mom now—my kids have to come first.

But Henry makes me feel beautiful and sexy and wanted and strong—things I haven’t felt in years. We understand each other, and when I’m in his arms, I’m tempted to trust again. To love again. To let myself be loved without fear.

But deep down, I’m terrified.

Is this all too much, too soon? Or am I a fool to let a second chance at happily ever after pass me by?

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#NewReleases for the Week of February 9, 2020

Another week is upon us and that means another list of new releases in romance.  Make sure you also check out my #soontodrop post to see which books being released this week I am most excited about sharing with you.

Don’t forget about the three e-book opportunities that happen every week:

1. Go to my Facebook page for your chance to win an e-book copy of one of the many new releases being published this week!

2. Comment on any post on this website 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 throughout the week.

3. Join my reader group to enter the third and final new release e-book giveaway.


  • 2/10 – Unbreakable – Melanie Harlow
  • 2/11 – We, the Wildflowers – L.B. Simmons
  • 2/11 – The Secret Crush – Meghan Quinn
  • 2/11 – The Bedroom Experiment – Kendall Ryan
  • 2/11 – Fries Before Guys – Lani Lynn Vake
  • 2/11 – Come Back to Me – Monica Murphy
  • 2/13 – No Strings Attached – Jiffy Kate
  • 2/13 – The Affair – J.L. Berg
  • 2/14 – The Pretending Plot – Lauren Blakely
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#NewRelease “The IT Guy” by Andi Burns

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Title: The IT Guy
Author: Andi Burns
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: February 7, 2020


Tricia’s Musings…

5 wonderfully witty CROWNS

I love discovering new authors and I have to say, if this is the quality of writing we get from Ms Burns as a brand new author, then she surely has a great career ahead of her and we as readers are in for a treat.

This author’s clever humor and smooth writing style grabbed me from the beginning and I enjoyed both enormously. Wonderfully witty banter and double entendres had me in stitches. In fact I was laughing so hard at one point I got a scathing look from my husband and a judgy comment about the kind of book I was reading!

The IT Guy has a great balance of fun and angst but it’s not without it’s poignant moments too. I really felt for Elaine when feelings of self doubt crept in. I could empathise with Simon’s frustration but quite frankly given half the chance I would’ve shaken Elaine’s mother until her teeth rattled for making her so insecure in the first place. I loved Simon’s tenacity, his view of the world, not to mention his confidence and his dedication to making his Lainie happy. You’ve got to admire a guy who doesn’t let Star Wars bedding get in the way of a good seduction.

Sweet and considerate, he’s no doormat however, and I applauded his spirit and his sense of self esteem when things took a bit of a wrong turn. Despite their age gap, it was clear that Elaine and Simon were made for each other. Their personalities complemented one another perfectly and not once did I doubt that they should be together. I just hoped Elaine would see it as well, before it was too late. There’s also a wonderful cast of colourful, well developed, supporting characters and I’m keeping my fingers crossed that they pester this author to write their stories too. Quite frankly, we all need a no nonsense best friend like Molly, providing both the voice of reason and a shoulder to cry on.

I can’t believe this is a debut novel. A gorgeous romance, charming and sexy, with lots of steam and humour, a little angst and a lovely epilogue, makes this a real winner for me. I can’t wait to see what Ms Burns has in store for us next.

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Aundi’s Musings…

4 Wonderboy Crowns

This was a wonderful debut Novel by Andi, I got swept away with the delightful quirkiness of the characters and the easy flow of the storyline. Andi has a delightful writing style that keeps you engrossed in the plot and entertained throughout. I loved the lightness to this story, but also with the character development regarding the underlying issues. I feel this is not just a romance but a story of self-discovery and acceptance of who you are. 

“Too soon to offer pregnancy? I get that. We haven’t even ordered appetizers yet.”

I adored Simon, he is 100% okay with who he is and he doesn’t try to change to suit those around him. He owns the person that he has become and makes no apologies for it. He is the definition of Nerd with his ridiculously high IQ and love of all things Star Wars. Simon is overall just the sweetest most understanding guy and that is guaranteed to make you swoon. The way that he is with Elaine will seriously have you melting into a puddle. He doesn’t push her or force her hand in any way he’s supportive and does his damndest to make her see how wonderful she is. And he is so funny, his sense of humor and sarcasm is freaking fantastic. Their banter is one of my favorite things about this book. Gahhh this man is All. The. Things!!!!

“You are ridiculous.” “You say that to me a lot, I’ve decided to take it as a compliment. Now, let’s get back to more sex than you’ve had in the past three years combined. 

I loved Elaine, did she do some stupid things, absolutely. But I think that’s what made her so much more real for me. What she goes through and her growth through this story is one that I think many can relate to. I felt for this woman down to my soul. Elaine has a lot of baggage that she has to work through, but honestly who doesn’t. And her baggage is one that you can see why it’s there, I mean with what she endures who wouldn’t. I loved how real Andi wrote Elaine, I felt like her and I could be friends with her wonderfully quirky personality and her overall sweet/caring side. 

He sighs, and I know it kills him that he can’t fight this battle for me. It probably kills him that I have to fight this battle at all.

I absolutely loved this story’s overall message of truly loving and accepting who you are. It’s hard to love yourself when society’s message of perfection is the norm that we have to see daily. That expectation is not an achievable goal and as women I think it’s hard to see what they deem perfect and looking in the mirror and not measuring up. I respected the development of Elaine’s character and I felt her struggle down to my marrow. The only thing that I wanted more of was the ending, honestly it felt like it happened abruptly, I think there could have been a little more to it. But that just shows how much I like this story that I wanted more. This book was a great debut for Andi and I can’t wait to see where she goes from here.

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Sarah’s Musings...

5 STAR WARS CROWNS

Charming and delightful, The IT Guy brings us the best of the romcom world.

Andi Burns has created an enigma with Simon. As a reader I tend to lean more towards the dark and broody hero, but there is something utterly addictive about Simon and his Star Wars, tech loving ways. Maybe it is the way he loves a Elaine or maybe it is just how completely adorable he is, but I couldn’t resist him.

Elian is a tougher not to crack. She has baggage, not a lot but enough from people who are meant to support to cause some major hang ups for her and Simon. While I didn’t always love Elaine’s choice, I loved her authenticity, and how Andi showcased her evolution.

The IT Guy’s plot line is fast paced and filled with perfect chemistry. It has the banter and the intellectual and physical connection I crave in a story, and the writing that is entertaining and enchanting. And that ending! While it could have a been a bit longer, I loved the attention the author paid to the details and how she wove the most important parts of their character into the resolution.

Andi Burns knocked her debut novel out of the park. Her writing is fresh, her humor is witty and smart, and her characters are delightful. Definitely a must read for the romcom world. 

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#Review “The Mistake” by Elle Kennedy

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The Mistake by Elle Kennedy

Off Campus Seres (Standlaone Sport Romance)


Aundi’s Musings…

The Best Mistake Crowns

This is book two in the Off Campus Series by Elle Kennedy. I blew through The Deal in one day and immediately jumped into The Mistake. I cannot get enough of Elle’s writing, her wonderful mixture of humor and angst is utter perfection. Logan and Grace are the epitome of Opposites Attract and I could not get enough. I highly recommend reading The Deal first, it’s where you meet everyone and start getting a feel for them. It’s also where I fell for Logan and then this book cemented my love for this man.

Tucker is noticeably quite during the drive to Omega Phi. He might also be frowning, but it’s hard to tell considering someone shaved off all of Hugh Jackman’s body hair and pasted it on Tuck’s face.

Logan is the embodiment of party animal/player. He can have any girl he wants and he does so on any and all occasions. When he first meet’s Grace it’s after a bathroom hookup that he doesn’t really remember. But as the story goes on and he and Grace have their Meet-Cute you learn so much more about this party boy. You delve into what really makes John Logan tick and why he does the things that he does. His background is hard and one many have to go through, it ultimately makes your heart ache for this man who doesn’t think he has any options left and that his future is already set and bleak. Despite all that or maybe because of it I absolutely adore this man, the things that he does to win Grace are enough to make even the most pessimistic swoon. John Logan no doubt take a piece of your heart with him.

I’ve given hand jobs before, plus a few blow jobs that I know were a huge success because…. Well, semen and all that. But I don’t have enough experience to consider myself an expert penis-wrangler or anything.

I freaking Love Grace, when we first meet her she so sweet and innocent with a touch of OCD and the terribly funny habit of babbling. But that’s what endeared me to her. She was not a Puck Bunny like these boys are used to. She’s smart and has her own mind and knows what she wants. When stuff goes down she makes John work for her and I loved that to no end. He had to know that she wasn’t a pushover and wouldn’t take that kind of behavior anymore. This girl’s sassy sweetness is enough to give you a toothache, and I absolutely loved how they complemented each other.

The idea of Grace with another guy is unacceptable. I won’t go as far as to say she’s mine, but….well, she’s mine. She’s mine to hold and mine to kiss and mine to laugh with. Yup, mine.

Elle has scored with this series that is fraught with humor, heat, angst and all the swooning moments you could possibly handle. Oh, and I am all about the Harry Potter references sign me up for all of it!!! I only just found this author and I cannot get enough of her writing style and storylines that hold you captive from the start. This series is quickly becoming one of my favorites and I can’t wait to see where she takes us with Dean!!!

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#CoverReveal “Angry God” by L.J. Shen

“A top 2020 read hands down.”

–Helena Hunting, New York Times bestselling author

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Angry God, an all-new angst-filled new adult standalone romance from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen, is coming February 18th and we have the smoking hot cover!

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Synposis:

Vaughn Spencer.

They call him an angry god.

To me, he is nothing but a heartless prince.

His parents rule this town, its police, every citizen and boutique on Main Street.

All I own is a nice, juicy grudge against him for that time he almost killed me.

Between hooking up with a different girl every weekend, breaking hearts, noses and rules, Vaughn also finds the time to bully little ole’ me.

I fight back, tooth and nail, never expecting him to chase me across the ocean after we graduate high school.

But here he is, living with me in a dark, looming castle on the outskirts of London.

A fellow intern. A prodigal sculptor. A bloody genius.

They say this place is haunted, and it is.

Carlisle Castle hides two of our most awful secrets.

Vaughn thinks he can kill the ghosts of his past, but what he doesn’t know? It’s my heart he’s slaying.

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#NewRelease “Trouble” by Adriana Locke

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Trouble by Adriana Locke is LIVE!


Sarah’s Musings…

4.5 Dice CROWNS

DOGWOOD Lane is one of my favorite small towns. With a wide range of characters, charming and irresistible heroes, I always enjoy visiting.

Penn and Avery are so much fun. The friendship they have is fantastic, the joking and bantering allows as to see the Seth to depth their characters. The chemistry between them is subtlety potent ( yes, that is a contradiction) because it isn’t in your face and yet you still feel it.

The premise of the plot is so great & original, and while I love the conclusion of the plot it wasn’t shocking or seemingly hard fought, which is not my personal preference. I want the conflict to have a bigger impact.

Another great read form Adriana Locke. This story is light, fun, and it was so well written, I couldn’t get enough of Penn and Avery.

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#NewRelease “The Life that Mattered” by Jewel E. Ann

Sex isn’t love. Love isn’t sex. And friendship is neither.

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The Life That Mattered, an all-new novel filled with suspense and intrigue from Jewel E. Ann, is available now!


Tricia’s Musings…

5 mind bending CROWNS

I want to start off by saying, oh my word that Prologue! Heart rending and more than slightly ominous, I couldn’t wait to see where we were going with this story. I was gripped and once I started I could not stop. The phrase “page turner” was invented for this book.

I love the characters this author creates. Not because they’re always sweet and gentle and kind, but because they’re authentic and true to life. I love the way she always allows them free reign to be what they need to be. They’re fierce, they’re flawed, they mess up, but most of all they make you feel all the things, because they’re human. In The Life that Mattered Ms Ann has once again not only given us wonderful characters but also an emotional tale, beautifully written, full of impossible decisions and tear jerking dilemmas. An intriguing plot which takes you on a rollercoaster ride, a fantastic journey from a sweet first meeting, to love, loss, and mind blowing secrets. It’s sexy and witty, tragic and ever so slightly twisted. My favorite kind of book. It’s amazing.

I’m sorry if you were hoping for more of an insight as to the plot but I truly believe Jewel’s stories are best enjoyed without spoilers. She is a phenomenal writer and I would urge you to just take a leap of faith and go in blind.

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