#ReleaseBlitz “Cheater” by Rachel Van Dyken

Cheater by Rachel Van Dyken is NOW LIVE!

What are you waiting for?  Grab your copy TODAY!


 Synopsis:

Lucas Thorn wasn’t born a cheater. All it took was a single moment—say, a certain disastrous incident on the night before his wedding—and boom. Reputation destroyed forever and always. So now he owns it. He has a lady friend for every night of the week (except Sundays—God’s day and all), and his rules are simple: No commitments. No exceptions.

But a certain smart-mouthed, strawberry blonde vixen is about to blow that all to hell.

Avery Black has never forgiven Lucas for cheating on her sister. And suddenly being forced to work with him is pretty much a nightmare on steroids. Of course, it does afford her the opportunity to make his life as difficult as possible. But no good revenge scheme comes without payback. Because he didn’t become the Lucas Thorn without learning a few things about women.

Now Avery’s lust for vengeance has turned into, well, lust. And if Lucas stops cheating, it’s definitely not because he’s falling in love…

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#ReleaseBlitz “Wicked Wolf” by Nazarea Andrews

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Today we are sharing the release of WICKED WOLF, the third book in the Wicked Ever After series by Nazarea Andrews! This is an erotic, fairy-tale novella series!

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WICKED WOLF (Available Now)

Synopsis:

Charles Wolf Blackwood likes the game. He likes chasing a new girl every week, loves seducing them and earning their trust. He doesn’t like to keep them.
Until he meets Scarlet.
The chase has never been quite as intoxicating as it is with her, the feisty sub with an innocent streak a mile wide. And for the first time, he wants to keep her, but Scarlet already has a Dom, and Hunter has no intentions of giving her up.
Both Wolf and Hunter are in for a surprise when they realize Scarlet doesn’t want one of them.
She’s playing to keep them both.

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#Teaser “Co-Wrecker” by Meghan Quinn

Check out this delicious teaser for CO-WRECKER by Meghan Quinn, which will release on March 23rd!

NA Romantic Comedy


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 & #MBreview “The Hot One” by Lauren Blakely

Want a slow burn, sexy-as-sin second chance romance filled with wit, humor and so much heart? Dive in, and get ready to swoon and fan yourself from the heat!

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From #1 NYT Bestselling author Lauren Blakely, comes a hot new standalone second chance romance…THE HOT ONE!


 My musings…

5 PERFECT CROWNS

Lauren Blakely has another hit on her hands! Her sexy, romantic, and light-hearted standalone romances are a little slice of heaven right here in earth.  Every single one is entertaining and filled with ridiculously hot heroes and lovable heroines. I just cannot get enough!

This particular story is second chance romance, and from the first chapters, the looks and the banter electrify the air between Tyler and Delaney.  It is clear that the embers have never died from their relationship, but the hurt, at least on her part, is alive and strong, and so she resists.  Her resistance is not much for Tyler’s persistence, and that is a main reason readers will fall in love with him.  He will do anything to win her back, to get a second chance with her, and nothing is off limits.  He will humiliate himself, strip down to his birthday suit, and move at a pace that meets Delaney’s need.  With every act, every word, readers will fall under the spell that is Tyler Nichols.  With a hero as great as Tyler, Delaney needed to be as amazing, and she is.  Ever conscience about the earth with littering, her motivation to pursue her career, and her clear love and acceptance of all things and people make her a heroine readers will adore.  Readers will cheer for her to heal and to find her way back to the man who has loved her all these years.

This story is everything readers love about Lauren Blakely’s books.  It is hilarious, like laugh out loud funny.  The humor is natural extension of the characters, and seems to just flow easily from the tone of the story and the voice of the characters.  There is also romance, so many romantic lines that had me swooning and falling hard for this man.  God, his adoration and devotion is unlike any I can recall seeing from a Blakely hero, and he won me over by page 2.  There is a solid conflict, hear-melting resolution, and an epilogue that just seals the deal on how wonderfully amazing The Hot One is.

In true, Lauren Blakely fashion, she brings the heart and heat to your eReaders.  It is entertaining, it is fun, it is swoonworthy, and it is the perfect escape, a little slice of nirvana for the romance lover.

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#ReleaseBlitz & #MBreview “Mister Wrong” by Nicole Williams

 

 Mister Wrong by Nicole Williams

Release Date: February 27, 2017


 My musings…

4.5 I Don’t Want to be Right CROWNS

My first novel by Nicole Williams is a doozy.  There is so much drama, so much angst, so much back and forth, and I am enthralled by all of it.

The story centers around Jacob and Matt, who are twins, and Cora, one wedding, and the wrong groom.  From the beginning Matt is this self-deprecating man, which isn’t a shock as not many people around him seem to value him.  Matt, however, shows how kind and compassionate he is, and even though he does some things that questionable ethically, I was ultimately okay with his choices, mainly because the author uses Cora’s point-of-view to make it okay.  Cora, at times, frustrated me to no end.  I wanted her to see what the readers see from the very beginning.  I wanted her to own up to all of her feelings, even if it is hard, because both men deserve it.  I wanted her to be outraged and angry over the events that lead up to the wedding.  This side of her does appear, but late in the game, and while I reveled in her declarations, I wanted it sooner. Even though she frustrated me as a character, I understood her need to protect herself and her heart.  Insecurities have a way of festering and hindering happiness.  Even though this unconventional set-up will set some readers off, I loved it, and the chemistry between the two main characters is authentic, leaving readers to root for the nontraditional coupling.

This story is drama from the beginning.  There is lying and deception, all for good reasons, at least in the hero’s head.  There is steamy honeymoon scenes that exemplifies that amazing chemistry between the two main characters.  There is a battle of who will win the girl’s heart.  Every single aspect of this story, this journey, and these three main plot points, all leads to an emotional plot-line.  Nicole Williams wrote it in a way that I felt what they felt.  When their hearts broke, when their hope for the future sky-rocketed, and when they fell back down to earth from reality, I felt it all.  Even with all the angst and drama, there is still a beautiful love story that spans that ages, and Nicole Williams gives this couple the HEA they deserve.

Mister Wrong is the perfect angst-filled dramatic read.  With raw and powerful emotions, questionable choices, and romance to heat the sheets, Nicole Williams’s newest romance should be sitting on your self.

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#ReleaseBlitz & #MBreview “Dirty Filthy Rich Boys” by Laurelin Paige

New York Times bestselling author, Laurelin Paige introduces an all new Dirty Filthy Rich World, with Dirty Filthy Rich Boys, a FREE prequel novella now LIVE!

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Dirty Filthy Rich Boys: A Dirty Filthy Rich Novella

by Laurelin Paige

Publication Date: February 27th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance


My musings…

5 WRECK ME CROWNS

Holy freaking heck people!! What did I just read? It is hot.  It is riddled with drama. It is EPIC. AMAZING. UNREAL. It left me emotionally destroyed on the floor in 5 chapters.  I mean this is truly a gift, and I have been left salivating for Dirty Filthy Rich Men, so touche Ms. Paige, touche.

Sabrina, the heroine that isn’t a part of the wealthy elite, has been thrown into this world and pines for the attention of Weston King, the hot, preppy, dreamboat, and he is a dream.  I love him! I love the dimple! I love the whole persona. Then there is Donovan Kincaid, not a real brother to Weston, but might as well be, who is darker and troubled, and maybe a little broken.  He has this edge of danger, this element of knowing he doesn’t do good things but struggles to stay away from what he wants, which only serves to make him irresistable.  And, finally Sabrina, the girl that doesn’t really belong in their world.  She is introverted, inexperience, but smart, so smart. I fell in love with every single one of these characters.  Every single moment, every single conversation, and every single act is pure perfection, and I love them all, which means more soul destroying will be occurring over the next two books (starts buying tissues).

From the opening pages, readers’ kindles will be on fire. From the watching to the acting to the heated looks, everything thing that comes from these Dirty Filthy Rich Boys and Sabrina is HOT, like flames licking your skin HOT. Ms. Paige brings the reader more them steamy scenes though. There many moments of fun, but the moments of pain and heartbreak are going to be what tear the reader down, and I cannot wait to see what Laurelin Paige is going to do to my heart over these next two books.

I absolutely love it.  This is the book that kills you and then you tell everyone to read it. I swear in 5 chapters she ruined me and made me want more.  I guess I am a glutton for punishment because I need it! I don’t care if she shatters me.  I need Donovan, and Weston, and Sabrina. It is going to be the longest month of my life.

Final message, read this book! It is AMAZING!

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#ReleaseBlitz “Don’t Speak” by Katy Regnery

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Don’t Speak by Katy Regnery is now LIVE and FREE with #KindleUnlimited!

“Swoon. Sigh. Beautiful, gorgeous love story. You renew my faith in true love, Katy Regnery. And a brilliant take off on the little mermaid. People are going to love this one.” –Mia Sheridan, New York Times bestselling author of Archer’s Voice


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Synopsis:

From New York Times bestselling author Katy Regnery comes a new twist on a beloved fairytale.

In this modern retelling of The Little Mermaid, a fisherman’s daughter from an Outer Banks island untouched by time, meets the son of the North Carolina governor at a fancy party where she is working.

Laire, who wants more from life than her little island can offer, is swept away by wealthy, sophisticated Erik, who is, in turn, entranced by her naiveté and charm. The two spend a whirlwind summer together that ends on the knife-point of heartbreak and forces them to go their separate ways.

Years later, when fate finds them together once again, they will discover the terrifying depth of the secrets they kept from each other, and learn that shattered hearts can only be healed by a love that willfully refuses to die.

All novels Katy Regnery’s ~a modern fairytale~ collection are written as fundraisers. 10% of the e-book sales for in March and April 2017 will be donated.

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#ReleaseBlitz “One Final Breath” by L.K. Collins

Title: One Final Breath

Author: LK Collins | @authorLKCollins

Release Date: February 27 2017

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Synopsis: 
One life.
One choice.
One love.

Sometimes it’s all we get and one moment could change it all. 

 I hate the number one—it haunts me; my every waking moment is a constant reminder of what I lost. 

 One day, I met a guy and I fell in love. 

He asked me one question…I said yes. 

Our life was perfect…until one day everything changed. 

I watched him slowly slip and fade away. 

The one person I loved, my best friend, my partner, my everything, was slowly dying right in front of my eyes. 

The doctors said he had one year left; he only lasted one month. 

 As I held on to his hand, he took one final breath and slipped from this world.

 Leaving me; one woman, one broken heart, one child to show the world to…all alone.  

 This is my story about the power of one…

 

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#ReleaseBlitz “Dark Protector” by Celia Aaron

 
Title: Dark Protector
Author: Celia Aaron
Genre: Romance
Release Date: February 27, 2017
Available on Kindle Unlimited

From the moment I saw her through the window of her flower shop, something other than darkness took root inside me. Charlie shone like a beacon in a world that had long since lost any light. But she was never meant for me, a man that killed without remorse and collected bounties drenched in blood.

I thought staying away would keep her safe, would shield her from me. I was wrong. Danger followed in my wake like death at a slaughter house. I protected her from the threats that circled like black buzzards, kept her safe with kill after kill.

But everything comes with a price, especially second chances for a man like me. 

Killing for her was easy. It was living for her that turned out to be the hard part.

Author’s Note: This is a full-length romance novel. Explicit violence and hot sex included. HEA, no cheating.

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#ReleaseBlitz “Cole” by Tijan

He was the leader of the mafia. I was about to fall in love with him, and his name…Cole Mauricio. Cole by Tijan is NOW LIVE!


Synopsis:

I shouldn’t have remembered him.

He was just a guy who walked through a restaurant. I didn’t know his name. We never made eye contact. There was no connection between us at all.

But I could feel him.

The tingle down my spine. The command in his presence. The snap of tension in the air around him. That was the first time I saw him, and I was captivated.

The second time was different.

He was in the mysterious back elevator of my apartment building. Our eyes met for a fleeting second before the doors closed, and I was staggered. My breath was robbed. My senses on high alert. My body hummed.

That was just the beginning.

He was the leader of the mafia. I was about to fall in love with him, and his name…

Cole Mauricio

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#SoontoDrop My 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.  However, I would e remiss in my blogger duties if I didn’t mention that this week there is an honorable mention list.  I mean ten books is way too many to have on my #SoontoDrop list! Right?

Honorable Mention: Throne of Truths by Pepper Winters, The Wright Brother by K.A. Linde, Something in the Way by Jessica Hawkins, A Boy Like You by Ginger Scott, Sweet Rivalry by K. Bromberg, Wait by M. O’Keefe, Cheater by Rachel Van Dyken, Dirty Filthy Rich Boys by Laurelin Paige, and Mister Wrong by Nicole Williams, and Don’t Speak by Katy Regnery.

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, February 27, 2017

My musings…

Lauren Blakely is one of my favorite romantic comedy writers, and this series in particular is one of my favorites.  The voice of her male narrators are awesome, and her heroines are often feisty and independent, which I love.  The Hot One in particular is one of my favorites from the series, bringing humor and heat to pages of your Kindle.  It is without a doubt a must read.

Full review to come on Monday.

Synopsis:

At first glance, stripping naked at my ex-girlfriend’s place of work might not seem like the brightest way to win her back.

But trust me on this count – she always liked me best without any clothes on. And sometimes you’ve got to play to your strengths when you’re fighting an uphill battle. I’m prepared to fight for her…and to fight hard. I might have let her slip through my fingers the last time, but no way will that happen twice.

He’s the one who got away…

The nerve of Tyler Nichols to reappear like that, stripping at my job, showing off his rock hard body that drove me wild far too many nights. That man with his knowing grin and mischievous eyes is nothing but a cocky, arrogant jerk to saunter back into my life. Except, what if he’s not a jerk . . ? He’s the one I’ve tried like hell to forget but just can’t. Maybe I’m cursed to remember him. My money is on him being the same guy he always was, but what’s the harm in giving him a week to prove he’s a new man? I won’t fall for him again.

But how do you resist the hot one…

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#NewReleases for the Week of February 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.

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.


2/26 – End of Eden – S.L. Jennings

2/27 – Don’t Speak – Katy Regnery

2/27 – Dark Protector  – Celia Aaron

2/27 – Cole – Tijan

2/27 – Mister Wrong – Nicole Williams

2/27 – Dirty Filthy Rich Boys – Laurelin Paige

2/27 – The Hot One – Lauren Blakely

2/27 – Undeclared (Burnham College Book 2) – Julianna Keyes

2/27 – Sweet Victory (The Fighting for Love Series – Gina L. Maxwell

2/27 –  Something in the Way – Jessica Hawins

2/28 – This is Reckless (Checkmate Duet, Book 1) – Kennedy Fox

2/28 – Throne of Truth (Truth and Lies Duet Book 2) – Pepper Winters

2/28 – Sweet Rivalry (1001 Dark Nights) – K. Bromberg

2/28 – If You Were Mine – Melanie Harlow

2/28 – Wicked Wolf (Wicked Ever After Book 3) –Nazarea Andrews

2/28 – Passion Restored (Gallagher Brothers Book 2) – Carrie Ann Ryan

2/28 – Under the Peachers (Teaching Love Book 1) – Shana Vanterpool

2/28 – Jordan Reclaimed: A Preloard Novel – Scarlett Cole

2/28 – The Wright Brother – K.A. Linde

2/28 – Cheater – Rachel Van Dyken

2/28 – One Final Breathe – L.K. Collins

2/28 – Till Death – Jennifer Armentrout

2/28 – Shadows Seduction (Immortals after Dark  Book 17) – Kresley Cole

2/28 – Game Changer – Jami Davenport

2/28 – Blackbird – Molly McAdams

2/28 – Wait – M. O’Keefe

2/28 – The Bastard Billionaire – Jessica Lemmon

2/28 –  The Butterfly Project – Emma Scott

2/28 – Life Audre Carlan

2/28 – For His Eyes Only (Masters and Mercenaries Book 13) – Lexi Blake

2/28 – Worth Any Cost (Adam and Mia #4) (Gaming the System Book 6) – Brenna Aubrey

3/1 – The Boxer – Piper Rayne

3/1 – Running Mate – Katie Ashley

3/1 – Dear Agony – Georgia Cates

3/2 – Grip – Kennedy Ryan

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#MBreview “Damage Control” by Lisa Renee Jones

 

Damage Control (Dirty Money Book 2) by Lisa Renee Jones
Release Date: February 21st
Genre: Contemporary Romance


My musings…

4 Suspenseful CROWNS

Lisa Renee Jones has delivered another novel filled with twists and turns that will leave the reader questioning who will win control of the Brandon empire.

This story from the opening pages starts off with a bang.  Emily and Shane are struggling to deal with the revelations that were revealed at the end of the Hard Rules.  Even with the amount of stress these two are under, they still remain relatively the same.  Shane is still battling for the morality of his company and himself, while protecting the people he loves, and Emily is still running, although the reader finds out along with Shane what she is running from.  The chemistry between these two is still as electric as it appears in book one, and it becomes more with this book as true feelings are shared and explored between these two.  Their journey through this book serves to make them a stronger couple.

As always, Lisa Renee Jones delivers a story that will keep readers riveted to the pages.  There are so many players in this game, so many duplicitous activities, and so much treachery that readers end up desperately trying to figure out all the pieces along with the characters.  Even though much more is revealed in this book in regards to allegiances and players in this chess game, there are still many questions unanswered and man wildcard characters who can change the game quickly, so I am intrigued to see how Ms. Jones is going to wrap up this series.

Lovers of suspense and romance should absolutely pick up the Dirty Money series.  The layers of the plot, the characters you love and the ones you love to hate, and the chemistry between Emily and Shane are sure to entertain.

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#ReleaseBlitz & #MBreview “Flow” by Kennedy Ryan

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Flow, the prequel to GRIP, by Kennedy Ryan is now live and TOTALLY FREE!

And pre-order GRIP, the riveting full-length conclusion, while it’s only 99c!

Goes up to regular price $3.99 on release day, March 2!

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 My musings…

5 BREATHTAKING CROWNS

Flow, the prequel to Grip, completely captured my heart and soul.  Each word is so beautiful, each character is so deep and complex, and each plot line makes it so much more than a typical romance. It all makes Flow a must read. Like right now, drop everything you are doing, and ignore any responsibilities you may have because Grip and Bristol are waiting.

These two characters are engaging.  It is amazing to me how in the span of a novella, Kennedy Ryan is able to completely flesh out their characters and make them complex with their unique personalities and candor when talking with each other.  Although, their time together is short, readers can feel the emotion running through them.  What they are feeling, the anticipation, the longing,  and the attraction, all slides through the reader with every choice of diction Ms. Kennedy selects.  By the end of this novella, readers will be a hundred percent invested in this story, in these characters, and in their happily ever after.  I  know I need it, like I need air to breathe.

This story is so beautiful.  Their relationship is organic and natural, which lends itself to making the relationship be more than just a lust filled vacation fling.  This is real.  Grip and Bristol connect on a much deeper level, which is expertly conveyed by Kennedy Ryan with every single conversation and interaction the two have throughout the 14 chapters.  It is so real, that the reader feels everything these characters feel.  They fall with them, hurt with them, and hopefully, they will heal with them with them in the conclusion of their story. What I, personally, love most though about this book is that there are several relevant social commentaries made throughout the book, and not in a preachy way. Through the dialogue, Ms. Ryan sheds light on several issues that plague society, and just as the characters question their assumptions, the reader finds himself/herself doing he same.

I don’t have enough complimentary words to accurately convey how much I love this book! Every facet of the story is engaging, all the characters are brilliant, and each word is epically beautiful and poetic. I think I have found myself another new one-click author.

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#ReleaseBlitz & #MBreview “Meant to Be” by Melody Grace

Title: Meant to Be

Series: Sweetbriar Cove #1

Author: Melody Grace

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: February 24, 2017


 My musings…

4 SMALL TOWN CROWNS

I am generally not a huge fan of small town romances.  I like my love stories to have a little more angst, a touch more darkness, sometimes a lot a more steam, but Melody Grace’s books just connect with me. I love everything about these little communities she creates and the people she fills it with.

Meant to Be focuses on Poppy, a romance writer, who is fleeing a relationship and looking for a little R&R. She seeks refuge at her aunt’s house.  What is most admirable about Poppy is her unwavering faith in love.  She fully believes in the love she writes about, and she is courageous enough to go searching for it, refusing to settle for anything less than earth shattering chemistry. She is a woman who lives what she writes.

Cooper is a hometown boy who had big goals, but ended up back home.  Like most hometown boys, Cooper just has this charm.  You sucked in by the thoughtfulness, the chivalry, and, in this case, that southern accent.  I swear when he said Darlin’ my insides melted.  Cooper, though, doesn’t believe in the romance, the soulmates, the can’t live without you feelings.  He wants to, readers want it for him, and we spend most of the novel just hoping he will get it together before he loses it all.

This story is incredibly sweet with just a dash of steam.  It makes the readers want to move to a small beach town where everyone knows you.  This is the gift that Melody Grace has.  She makes these towns come alive, and the people in it become like your family.  You just want to pack up and find this place and settle in.  Her books just provide pure comfort, like coming home.

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#BlogTour “Pucked Off” by Helena Hunting

Pucked Off, an all-new emotional and sexy STANDALONE

from Helena Hunting is LIVE!!

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Pucked Off by Helena Hunting
Genre: Contemporary Romance


 My musings…

5 HEARTBREAKING CROWNS

OMG!!! Pucked Off is completely and totally AMAZING! Helena Hunting has outdone herself with the newest edition to the Pucked series. It is heartbreaking yet still contains a message of healing and hope, angsty yet still contains the humor readers love from the series, and romantic yet sexy. It is the complete and total package, and, to be honest, I expected nothing less from Lance Romero and Helena Hunting!

Lance is one of the main reasons I love this book so much. My infatuation with this character began with his appearance in Forever Pucked, and I lost my mind when I found out Lance would be the hero of the next book in the series. My fangirling is completely warranted, as Lance is so incredibly complex and tragic, yet still shows incredible strength and grit. My heart lies in pieces over this man. The self-loathing, knowingly emotionally harming himself with a toxic relationship, broke my heart into tiny little pieces throughout this book. I had an actual ache permeate throughout my heart. I just wanted to hold him and tell him that he is worthy of love from himself and others. Even though he has this self-hatred and low self-worth, he still is incredibly caring and sweet. Watching him with his heroine and his friends as the novel progresses, only showcases how worthy he is of all the greatest things this world has to offer, but more than anything he is worthy of real love Watching him learn this lesson is so hard, but it is worth it. When he evolves throughout the novel and finally gets that HEA, my heart was so full with love for him and his lady.

The heroine of this story is also incredibly wonderful. She is so caring and gentle, yet she takes great lengths to protect herself. She doesn’t, though, shut him out in order to guard her heart. She is also completely intuitive, picking up on things that make him tense, angry, or cause him to shut down, and instead of using it to her advantage it, she uses to help him heal and to show him he is worthy of love. She also shows him the importance of self-love and self-preservation as she is unwilling to roll over during the conflict of the novel. I would have adored this character on her own, but the fact that she helped one of my favorite characters evolve and heal and become a better version of himself only makes me love her that much more.

This story is a little different from the previous books in the Pucked series, which is to be expected, as Lance is the most damaged. Helena Hunting has crafted a story that shows the long and arduous process of healing from years of hatred and manipulation from others and sometimes self-inflicted. Her development of Lance throughout the story will hurt you with each memory that is told, and readers will completely empathize with his character. They root for him! They want him to see his value as they do! They want him to find love with his lady! Ms. Hunting does an amazing job at blending his story of redemption with the romance with his heroine. The way she weaves these two plot lines together has them being supports for the others. His evolution as character coincides with their evolution as a couple. What I love most about this story line is that while the conflict revolved around who I thought it would, it didn’t play out the way I thought it would, which only exemplifies how much Lance has changed and grown from his healthy and loving relationship with his lady. The ending of the story is also the stuff of dreams, providing the reader the happy ending that these two characters desperately deserve.

Helena Hunting is a fantastic author, an automatic one-click writer for me, and she gets better and better with each book. I honestly don’t know how she continues to do it, but I hope it never ends, as her stories have heart, humor, and heat, which is everything a phenomenal romance should have. Pucked Off is all of this and more. It is true angsty romance perfection.

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#BlogTour “Lost in Between” by KL Kreig

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Lost in Between by KL Kreig is LIVE!

“Clear a space on the top shelf of book boyfriends….there’s a new man claiming a top spot and his name is Shaw Mercer.” – Totally Booked Blog


My musings…

5 AMAZINGLY AWESOME and PHENOMENAL CROWNS

This is my first KL Kreig book, and I am now a fan, a HUGE FAN. This book is everything! There is chemistry so electric, so combustible I can feel it in my own limbs, there are plot bombs and intrigue, and that ending, GOD that ending killed me!  Is it May? Can it be May?

One of the reasons I adore this book is because of the hero. Shaw is life!  Holy hell! This man is everything I want from an alpha hero.  He is unbelievable loyal to his family and will stop at nothing to protect them.  His business savvy, so attractive, passionate, and dominate.  He is just everything wrapped into one delicious shell of a man. I love every single facet of his personality, especially when he is laying claim to Willow or acting possessive over her.

Willow is heroine I just want to wrap up and protect myself, and not because she is weak. She isn’t! She has incredible strength, unreal grit to get through the travesties in her life.  Even with all the tragedy that has plagued her life, Willow is pure light, causing all characters to gravitate to her in some way.  Readers will desperately want her to break down her walls, to let Shaw into her heart, and to finally find that peace and safety she needs and deserves.

This story will grab readers from the opening pages.  KL Kreig drops the readers into the action, leaving us to question what has happened between Shaw and Willow.  From this point on, readers will be all in.  They will want to see their journey, how they came together, how they fall apart, and the journey that Ms. Kreig takes us on is one filled with passion and love and so much heat.  The one aspect of the story line that sold me on the novel is the plot twists.  Those revelations at the end of the book left me yearning for more.

This book is just fantastic! I absolutely love everything about it (I’m not sure I said that enough.).  The characters are well-developed and lovable. Even her secondary characters have a depth to them that makes me value them and want to know more, making them more than plot devices. The story kept me engaged, and the chemistry between the two is palpable.  It is another must read!

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#BlogTour “Wicked Beast” by Nazarea Andrews

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Today we are sharing the release of WICKED BEAST, the second book in the Wicked Ever After series by Nazarea Andrews! This is an erotic, fairy-tale novella series!

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 My musings…

4 Submissive CROWNS

I honestly didn’t know how I was going to love Beast’s story, simply because I have never read about a submissive male.  I generally like my heroes to be dominate alphas, and so I was concerned about my connection to the hero of Wicked Beast.  This concern was completely unfounded.  I loved Beast, Beauty, and their story.

Beast is such a contradictory character.  Yes, he is a submissive, but not in a way that he just allows himself to be controlled.  His relinquishing of control is a choice, and not just because it is his predilection but also because it provides the person he is with what he/she needs.  His submission is about giving others with what they need to be happy, to feel needed, to heal. He has an unbelievable heart and cares immensely for his friends and even for Beauty. I absolutely fell in love with his character, I just wish we got more of him because a novella just wasn’t enough Beastie for me.

Beauty is such a complex character, so complex I wish we could have gotten into her layers a little more. But it is a novella, and I understand that novellas do not always allow for such character development.  For the limitations of a novella, though, Ms. Andrews does a phenomenal job with her character.  We get to see what lies behind the cold eyes and mask as Beast works to break down her walls, and what readers find underneath will break hearts, fully explaining what motivates this seemingly emotionless domme.  Just like Beast, Beauty won me over.  As the story progressed and her character evolved, I loved her even more.

This story! Yet again, the story is what sucks me into this world.  What I found to be interesting is the almost reversal of the actual tale of Beauty and the Beast.  Beauty has isolated herself from the world, locking up her emotions to guard herself. Beast is the one that goes to her home to live with her, cutting himself off from his friends and family. He is the one the breaks her down and sees what is underneath, becoming her champion.  This complete reversal is absolutely genius! Genius! I cannot even begin to tell you how much I love this aspect of these novellas.  Her twist on these fairytales is unique and refreshing, and I am enamored with the Kingdom and all of its players.

This is quickly becoming a favorite novella series for me.  I will return again and again to visit Mal, Beast, Charm, and Wolf in their Kingdom, as they provide me with angsty and sexy retellings of some of my favorite tales. I am completely and totally enthralled, and I cannot wait for Wolf (still holding out hop for Mal’s story).

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#CoverReveal “Buns” by Alice Clayton

Buns (Hudson Valley, #3)

by Alice Clayton

Release Date: May 23, 2017


Synopsis:

The third in the hilarious yet sizzling hot Hudson Valley series from New York Time and USA TODAY bestselling author Alice Clayton.

Clara Morgan is living the dream, if you can call rebranding hotels that are desperate for a new life and running any kind of marathon a dream. Which she does. But the career she loves and the endurance races that keep her adrenaline pumping have kept her too busy to put down any roots. Growing up in foster care, she’s never been able to establish traditions of her own, which may be why she’s fascinated by the rituals that generations-old family resorts are known for. She’s especially interested in the Bryant Mountain House, and not just for their secret recipe for the yummy, gooey, can’t-get-enough-of Hot Cross Buns….

Archie Bryant, the man with the Buns, is fifth generation and one-day-owner of the charming yet run-down Bryant Mountain House in Bailey Falls, New York. He’s determined to save his family’s legacy from the wrecking ball the old-fashioned way—by gritting his teeth and doing what needs to be done. There’s no way Archie will be influenced by the new hotel branding expert his father brought in to turn one hundred and fifty years of tradition on its head just to attract a faster, younger, slicker crowd. But when some of Clara’s ideas start bringing in new, paying customers, Archie can’t deny that she may have just given him a shot at keeping his resort open.

It’s sticky, it’s messy, it’s sweet, it’s Buns.

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#CoverReveal “Endurance” by Amy Daws

Endurance

by Amy Daws

Release Date: March 16, 2017


 Synopsis:

He rejected her. She loathes him. Now they have to fool everyone and pretend they actually like each other.

Tanner Harris has been busy shagging his way through the ladies of east London, but getting caught by the paparazzi buck-naked with his trouser snake in his hands means he’s sowed his last wild oat.

Dr. Belle Ryan once thought Tanner Harris was the perfect kind of bearded bad boy she needed to relieve a bit of stress after her intense job as a surgical fellow, but an icy cold rejection from London’s sluttiest footballer puts the two at each other’s throats.

Fate and a favour conspire to put Tanner and Belle back in each other’s paths and they’re forced to do a lot more than get along to save face and their careers.

Rage turns to passion and tempers run sizzling hot when they realise they aren’t just falling for each other—they’re jumping head first. And neither have the endurance to keep their hands to themselves.

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