#NewRelease “The Controversial Princess” by Jodi Ellen Malpas

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The Controversial Princess by Jodi Ellen Malpas
Publication Date: May 22nd, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance


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Synopsis:

Her father is The King of England.

She is The Controversial Princess.

Regarded as down to earth by the press and rebellious by The King, Princess Adeline refuses to bow to the royal expectations her title carries. She knows better than anyone that the united front of the royal family is nothing but smoke and mirrors – lies and secrets masked by power and privilege. She wants no part of it, and she will never surrender to The King’s demand to marry a man she does not love. But despite Adeline’s determination to retain her free will, she remains deeply unfulfilled, feeling caged and suffocated.

That is until she meets Josh Jameson. Drawn in by his confidence, Adeline is soon captivated by the scandalously sexy American actor. His ability to penetrate her defences overwhelms her – his touch is pure fire, and his allure overpowering. Nothing has ever made her feel so alive in a world where she’s otherwise slowly drowning. However, while Josh may be Hollywood royalty, he’s not actual royalty, and Adeline knows The King and his advisors will do everything in their power to keep them apart.

But Josh Jameson becomes the princess’s ultimate vice.

And although she bows to no one, she bows to him.

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#NewRelease “Rogue Royalty” by Meghan March

ROGUE ROYALTY

SAVAGE TRILOGY – Book 3

By Meghan March

Release Day – May 22


Synopsis:

Unthinkable. Unbelievable. Inconceivable.

I don’t recognize what my life has become. I can’t tell where the lies end and the truth begins anymore.

He came into my world and urged me out of my safe little corner.

All my dreams are coming true except the one thing I want most— my own happy ending.

But I’ll fight for it.

For now.

For always.

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#NewRelease “Rebel Heart” by Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward

(Book Two in the Rush Series)

Release date 5/22/2018

A Contemporary Romance Duet

Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland


Synopsis:

Rush and Gia’s story continues in the gripping conclusion to Rebel Heir…

How to screw up a great summer in the Hamptons:

Sleep with your boss. Check.

Blow all your money on a rental you can’t afford. Check.

How to walk away from a man you fall in love with at the end of a summer:

…I’ll let you know when I figure it out.

Rebel Heir is the second book in the Rush Series Duet. Book One, Rebel Heir, is available for sale now.

REBEL HEART AVAILABLE NOW

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#NewRelease “Rough Edge” by CD Reiss

ROUGH EDGE RELEASE BANNER2.jpg“My new obsession. I’m eating every word of this series and begging for more.” 

— Alessandra Torre, New York Times bestselling author


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Synopsis:

New York Times Bestseller CD Reiss goes back to her roots with a dark, intense tale that breaks boundaries and shatters expectations in Rough Edge.

Who do you love?

The decent man you married?

The surgeon shattered during the war?

The emotionless Dominant who appears in his eyes more and more often?

All of them?

Even when he breaks you?

Even when he makes you beg?

Is there no pain or pleasure he cannot deliver?

What will you sacrifice to heal him?

Will he sacrifice his sanity to protect you from the exquisite torture of his cruel hands?

This is more than a marriage.

It’s a crack at the edges of the mind and heart.

It’s a promise written in the heavens and a wound splitting the sky.

Love may be the death of both of you.

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#NewRelease “Marek” by Sawyer Bennett

Marek: A Cold Fury Hockey Novel
Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: May 22, 2018


Image result for marek sawyer bennettSynopsis:

Marek Fabritis is used to delivering blows, not receiving them. But when he gets tipped off by an anonymous email about his ex-girlfriend, the news leaves him ice cold—and it’s not because Gracen Moore is getting married to a total jerk. It’s the fact that Marek has a three-year-old daughter he never knew about. Now he’s going back home, not to play knight in shining armor but to make damn sure that no man takes what’s his. For the first time, there might be something more important than hockey.

Gracen Moore has always loved Marek. That’s why she let him go, so he could pursue a career in the NHL. And that’s why she never told him about Lilly. Only now does Gracen realize that she made an unforgivable mistake. But is that any reason for Marek to crash her wedding and make an epic scene? If the spark that still smolders between them is to be trusted, maybe. Still, Gracen’s not getting her hopes up. Because she knows better than anyone that appearances aren’t always what they seem. . . .

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#CoverReveal “Flip Trick” by Amo Jones

Flip Trick, an all-new standalone bad-boy romance by Amo Jones is coming July 23rd!!

Cover Design by Jay Aheer from Simply Defined Art


Synopsis:

I did something I had never done before.

I had a one-night stand.

Then in true me fashion, I left my phone at his house during my desperate venture to escape.

I tried hard to ignore the texts sent to my best friend’s phone…

Amethyst: Sup, these selfies are cute as shit, but your lips looked better wrapped around my…

I did NOT text him back.

I DID vow to never speak of him, or that night again…

I’m Amethyst Lily Tatum, and up until this point, I’d managed to maintain a fairly low-key life. I’m what you would call a socially unacceptable hot mess. Instead of partying, I’m skating, flipping ollie’s over guys who loved to underestimate me. Then I started college, met a wild girl who I would soon call my best-friend, had my first drunk one-night stand, left my phone at his house, and then, when I finally managed to meet my mom’s new boyfriend, I found out that my one-night stand, was now my new stepbrother.

*this is a standalone novel*

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#CoverReveal “Cross” by Adriana Locke

Title: Cross

Author: Adriana Locke

Series: The Gibson Boys #2.5

Cover Designer: Kari March at www.karimarch.com

Release Date: Friday, May 25, 2018


Synopsis:

Cross Jacobs was a screw-up.

Everyone knew it, especially him, and the point was hammered home when Kallie Welch drove herself right out of his life. 

But, she’s back. 

Seeing Cross wasn’t on Kallie’s to-do list. She didn’t think she could avoid him forever but trying never hurt anyone. One minute she’s standing by herself and the next she’s accosted by a rich, velvety scent that could only belong to one man: Cross. 

At face value, he’s divine. All rugged and confident with a smile that melts her right where she’s standing. It doesn’t take long to find him to be charming, witty, and the owner of a few legitimate businesses. Not at all like the mischievous boy she left. 

He laughs and her heart flutters. With a touch of his hand, she’s dizzy. She’s fairly certain she’s going to die when he pulls her into an embrace and touches his lips to her forehead. 

It feels right. It feels so right. 

But is it?

***Cross has been updated from the Team Player Anthology

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#NewRelease “Fox” by Max Monroe

Fox by Max Monroe

Stone Cold Fox Trilogy Book 3

Release Date: April 22, 2018


Fox (Stone Cold Fox Trilogy Book 3) by [Monroe, Max] Synopsis:

Some things are meant to be; some aren’t.

I never thought this would be my life.

I never believed I could feel this way.

I don’t know where to go from here.

I never want to be anywhere else.

My whole world has changed.

She is my whole world.

I’m not sure how to be me again.

I’ve never felt more like myself.

I’ve never needed anyone, but I need him.

I love her. I’ll always love her.

But is our love enough? Can Levi and I really survive this?

Together, Ivy and I can survive anything.

Disclaimer: Max Monroe’s editor recommends readers purchase tissues in bulk prior to reading the deeply emotional and epic finale of the STONE COLD FOX Trilogy. Early readers have complained of the following symptoms: sobbing, happy tears, overwhelming elation, book hangovers, and the urge to re-read the entire STONE COLD FOX Trilogy after finishing FOX.

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#SoontoDrop Most Anticipated Releases of the Week

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

Check back throughout the week in order to see my reviews and other book news, and make sure you head over to my Facebook page for your chance to win an e-book copy of one of the many new releases being published this week!

Also, don’t forget to comment on any post throughout the week in order to enter to win any ebook from your own TBR ($5.99 Limit).  Each comment is an entry, so make sure to comment multiple times.


The Controversial Princess (The Smoke & Mirrors Duology Book 1) by [Malpas, Jodi Ellen]AVAILABLE TUESDAY

Musings…

Just read the synopsis. You will understand why this one is sitting on my must read list for the week. Honestly, how am I supposed to resist. Plus, I have never read a Jodi Ellen Malpas book that I didn’t love.

Full review to come next week.

 Synopsis:

Her father is The King of England.

She is The Controversial Princess.

Regarded as down to earth by the press and rebellious by the King, Princess Adeline refuses to bow to the royal expectations her title carries. She knows better than anyone that the united front of the Royal Family is nothing but smoke and mirrors – lies and secrets masked by power and privilege. She wants no part of it, and she will never surrender to the King’s demand to marry a man she does not love. But despite Adeline’s determination to retain her free will, she remains deeply unfulfilled, feeling caged and suffocated.

That is until she meets Josh Jameson. Drawn in by his confidence, Adeline is soon captivated by the scandalously sexy American actor. His ability to penetrate her defences overwhelms her – his touch is pure fire, and his allure overpowering. Nothing has ever made her feel so alive in a world where she’s otherwise slowly drowning. However, while Josh may be Hollywood royalty, he’s not actual royalty, and Adeline knows the King and his advisors will do everything in their power to keep them apart.

But Josh Jameson becomes the princess’s ultimate vice.

And although she bows to no one, she bows to him.

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#NewReleases for the Week of May 20, 2018

Another awesome reading week is upon us.  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.


  • 5/20 – Intoxicated by You – Kristin Mayer
  • 5/20 – Fox – Max Monroe
  • 5/20 – A.C.H.E – M. Never
  • 5/21 – Beautiful Savage – Victoria Ashley
  • 5/21 – Sundays are for Hangovers – K. Webster & Ker Dukey
  • 5/21 – Without Promises – Delancey Stewart
  • 5/22 – The Controversial Princess – Jodi Ellen Malpas
  • 5/22 – Rogue Royalty – Meghan March
  • 5/22 – Rebel Heart – Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
  • 5/22 – Fighting for Everything – Laura Kaye
  • 5/22 – Marek – Sawyer Bennett
  • 5/22 – Rough Edge – CD Reiss
  • 5/22 – Unlocking Lies – Kennedy Layne
  • 5/22 – Hot Asset – Lauren Layne
  • 5/22 – Allure – C.A. Harms
  • 5/22 – Anchored – Ruby Rowe
  • 5/22 – Firsts – C.L. Matthews
  • 5/23 – Dirty Rich Cinderella – Lisa Renee Jones
  • 5/24 – Damaged Hearts – Monica Murphy (iBooks exclusive)
  • 5/24 – Defenseless Hearts – Meagan Brandy
  • 5/24 – Cheat Codes – Emily Goodwin
  • 5/24 – Celebrity – Sienna Snow
  • 5/25 – Cross (Gibson Boys Novella) – Adriana Locke
  • 5/26 – Cock Tales Anthology

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#BlogTour “Filthy Gods” by R. Scarlett

Filthy Gods (American Gods 0.5), an all-new Sexy Romance by R. Scarlett is AVAILABLE NOW!!


Musings…

5 Filthy CROWNS

What have I been doing with my life? Why have I never read R. Scarlett’s words? Her beautifully crafted prose captivated me, her cast of delicious and elite characters seduced me, and her sexy prose enthralled me. I have never wanted to live as a mortal among gods more in my life.

Nathaniel Radcliffe is everything I love in a hero. He lives among the elite, but he has a respect and loyalty that ensnares me. Beyond the good looks, money, and social status is a man who is loyal to his core. Honor shimmers just beneath the surface, solidifying that he is one of the good ones, even if he lives among men who take what they want. There was never any hope that I would be able to resist him.

Although, Nathaniel and Juliette are from different socio-economic classes, and their upbringing couldn’t have been more different, these two are very much the same. She strives for excellence, almost working herself to the bone to afford to attend Yale. She wants more for her life. What is most important, though, is her character. Like, Nathaniel, she is honorable and loyal, and she takes pride in her ability to take care of herself.

In addition to the hero and heroine of Filthy Gods, readers get introduced to the entire crew of American Gods, and if my excitement for this series wasn’t already at an all-time high, it would be now. Each snippet of characterization she divulged all served as a tantalizing tease of what is to come. I feel like I will die before I get my hands on these men, and their stories.

Filthy Gods is paced incredibly fast. From the moment readers meet Juliette and Nathaniel, we are thrown into their insane chemistry. The years of fighting each other in the classroom and being academic enemies has fostered explosive sexual tension that is ready to burst at any moment. It sizzles right off the page and suffuses itself into your veins. Even with the quick pace of Filthy Gods, readers still get intimate moments between the two that allow readers to see them become more than a summer fling. Readers get to see them learn about each other, reach beyond the surface, and become much more to each other than a tryst for the summer. Because we become invested, the conflict, which readers will see coming, still hurts. Even though we know the responses that will come from the characters, hearts still break, and we want for them to see the truth. The resolution and epilogue had me not only salivating for more, but gave me an happy ending that left me elated.

Filthy Gods is the beginning of something great. This novella not only had me falling in love with R. Scarlett’s writing style, but it also left me enamored with a world we will not be leaving for some time, which couldn’t excite me more. I plan to revel in this elite world filled with secrets and intriguing men as long as she plans to stay, and I have a feeling I am going to be adding a few more favorites to my must read list.

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#BlogTour “Tacet a Mortuis” by Amo Jones

Tacet a Mortuis, the third installment in Amo Jones’s

Romantic Suspense Elite Kings Series is AVAILABLE NOW!


Musings…

4.5 YOU’RE MY POISON CROWNS

Words. Words just evade me right now. This book closes the story of Madison and Bishop but opens the world to so much more. So. Much. More. Like the previous books in the series, I was held utterly captivated from the minute I cracked up this book, and I couldn’t put it down.

Bishop Hayes is seriously my favorite type of bad boy, and I don’t care how outlandish it might seem that a young man (boy) would be capable of such acts or running the Elite Kings. Most readers will buy into the idea that these guys are groomed for their roles from a young age, and Bishop, in particular, has been taught to be cold and callous, completely authoritative, which is so seductive. You shouldn’t want him but you do. What makes him more alluring during this book, like that is possible (it is), is that readers get to see inside his head. Readers get to witness how he feels about Madison, exposing the real depth of his emotions for Madison.

Madison is a frustrating heroine for me. Every time she has run into the arms of another King, never really going far enough to jeopardize her relationship with Bishop, makes me want to throttle her. At the same time, I understand what drives her to do it. She is unsure of how Bishop feels about her, which causes her to question their relationship and run to other members of the Elite Kings she feels a connection too. Plus, they are all incredibly attractive and have their own brand of swagger that makes them incredibly enticing. The other times that she runs and seeks solace in the arms of others is when her world has been rocked as secrets are revealed. These plot revelations send her reeling and often feeling like she cannot trust Bishop. So while, it is frustrating that she waffles back and forth between Bishop and the other Elite Kings, I get it. She is young and in a volatile situation. I did like who she became at the end of the book; she became some equal in power to Bishop, a rightful King and Queen.

This story is almost sectioned into two parts. The beginning settles the relationship between Bishop and Madison that has been sitting on a precipice ever since the end of The Broken Puppet. We see them struggle with the secrets that have been exposed, dealing with the trust issues that are tearing them apart, and finally coming to an understanding. The second half of the story deals with the Elite Kings themselves and the danger that is looking for them. This part of the story is engaging and captivating, and I became so wrapped up in the story that I didn’t want it to end. EVER. While Amo Jones does leave so many questions unanswered, she resolves the story for Madison and Bishop. I really felt like their back and forth has come to end, and where they end up is where they will stay.

I can promise you that Tacet a Mortuis is everything readers of this series expect. Surprise plot twists, suspense, edge of your seat moments, the often antagonistic and real love between Bishop and Madison, and loyalty and dedication of the Kings. But while she answers a lot of questions, there is so much left unanswered that will be answered with the next couple in the series, and it is going to be so amazing. It really is the end and, yet, and whole new beginning.

**This is not a traditional romance. There is a relationship and an abnormal love between the H/h, but their relationship is not for the faint of heart.
**Suspension of belief is required a bit. The characters are young. There are secret societies tied to fictitious historical events. It requires readers to stretch their imagination, but, if you can, you will be taken on one of the best rides of your life.

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#BlogTour “Scoring the Quarterback” by S.M. Soto

Title: Scoring the Quarterback
Series: San Diegan Series #2
Author: S.M. Soto
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: May 15, 2018


Musings…

4 Baby Girl CROWNS

Scoring the Quarterback is my first read by S.M. Soto, and I will definitely be checking out more of her books. This frenemies to lovers sports romance is angsty and dramatic, which is just my style.

Luke is absolutely the stereotypical college jock – arrogant, hot, and focused. When readers meet him, he is really obnoxious and a jerk to Natalie, but there is something endearing about him (it’s the dimples, I think). With each passing day, he begins to worm his way into Natalie’s heart, and readers see him begin to fall for her. Now, I’m not going to lie. There comes a point in this story when I wanted to junk punch him. Seriously. I pretty sure I glared at my screen like I could incinerate him with my eyes. Alas, I couldn’t, and he crushed me just as much as our heroine. I wasn’t sure I could forgive him, but I did and he earns his hero spot back.

Natalie is a heroine who has been second place her whole life, and because she is so sweet, you want her to find a relationship with someone who puts her first. She, like most heroines in a sports romance, is not impressed with Luke. He has to win her over, and he does. His friendship make her happy, and she even begins to recognize that she is actually worthy of being first. She makes some bad choices, doesn’t follow her instincts, but her heart is broken and shattered. Though she is broken, she does come it stronger in the end, grabbing her HEA.

This story is a super slow burn. A lot of time is given to developing their relationship and watching romance bloom between them. Once, it happens, it is very short lived, and readers will be so angry and upset about how it all goes down, as well as the destruction that follows. There is a lot of drama and angst that follows, but it is truly the only act that would makes forgiveness possible. S.M. Soto does provide an HEA that is so freaking adorable, I was smiling from ear to ear.

Scoring the Quarterback is an angsty and sexy slow burn with a fun couple. The writing is good and the story entertaining. It is definitely an author I will read again.

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#BlogTour “The Wright Love” by K.A. Linde

The Wright Love 

May 15th


Musings…

4 There’s an Us CROWNS

I have been waiting for The Wright Love ever since the surprise plot twist K.A. Linde shocked us all with in the previous book. I wanted to relish in Sutton’s pain, watch her battle with her grief, and come out of the other side victorious and in love, a character that exemplifies that journey of love and loss. While I enjoyed the story, The Wright Love doesn’t really go into her journey through grief in depth, and I found myself missing this component.

Readers will love Sutton. They will identify with her character, and they will sympathize with her struggle, the idea of moving on and honoring the person you lost. They will respect her because she is a fantastic mom, and she is constantly thinking about her son. Like her siblings, she is loyal to her family. There really isn’t any aspect of her character not to like. It is great watching her come alive again through her relationship with David, and the ease they have together is fantastic.

David is a character I have loved since his introduction to the series. When we found out he would be the hero of this duet, I couldn’t have been more thrilled. He has the calming presence, and he is endlessly patient with Sutton. He us understanding and compassionate, and he is always thinking about what she and her son need. What really makes him fantastic is that he understands that she has had a great love, and he never asks her to relinquish that claim. He could have been better developed for Sutton’s character.

The story-line is where things go a little south for me, and, like I said, this is mainly based on my expectations going into the novel versus anything regarding character development, pacing, or plot choices. For me, I wanted to feel Sutton’s grief, and I didn’t. We get the tail of end of her grieving process, the moment when she decides to try to move on. We get to see her come alive, but we don’t really get to see her in the dark, unless you count glimpses or other character comments from previous books. I wanted this desperately, because this happens in life. I wanted Sutton to be a voice for women have had loss and are forced to find a new normal, and it just didn’t do that for me. What we do get is a story of a woman who is finding her way back into the light. She finds a man who is a dream, or so it seems, and is perfect in regards to understanding and patience when it comes to their relationship. The cliff hanger (it is a duet, so you should know it is coming) is foreshadowed, so it wasn’t truly a surprise, but the destruction it causes is catastrophic. It will be interesting to see how it ends for everyone involved.

The Wright Love, book one of the Wright Love duet, is a good read. Readers will love the characters, and we get to see the siblings and how they are progressing. Readers are also going to enjoy Sutton and David and their relationship, and that cliff hanger is certainly going to have readers coming back for more. I just hope that we get a little more of the angst I wanted in book two.

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#BlogTour “El Pecador” by M. Robinson

EL PECADOR BLOG TOUR
FROM USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR M. ROBINSON
COVER MODEL: ENRICO RAVENNA
COVER DESIGN: THE FINAL WRAP 

Synopsis:
Book two of a two book series. El Santo (Book one) available now.

FROM USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR M. ROBINSON
So here you are…
Turning the pages, opening the next chapters of my life—wanting to know the next truths of my sins. As if the first half of my life wasn’t enough. 
You. Need. More. 
You want my redemption. 

My heart. My soul. 

Your happily ever after… 

You. Want. Answers.
And I will grant you the very first one you’re dying to know.
Why did I leave her?
So go ahead.
Turn the page. 
I dare you. 
You just might not like the answer. 
Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
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#NewRelease “The Wild Heir” by Karina Halle

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The Wild Heir by Karina Halle
Publication Date: May 17th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance


Musings…

5 Real Love CROWNS

Even in the small moments when Magnus graced the pages of The Swedish Prince, I was thoroughly captivated by this man. His energy and zest for life was enthralling, and when Karina Halle announced that he would be getting his own book, I swear I squealed with excitement. I couldn’t wait to see what shenanigans and hijinks he gets into, and, boy, does he ever get into trouble. The Wild Heir is more than than a good time. It has depth and heart because the hero of the story also has the aforementioned characteristics in spades, and readers will be romanced by him and his relationship with Ella.

Magnus is a force to be reckoned with. Even when he is being reckless, his boyish charm, live in the moment attitude fully pulls you in a whiles you around. Readers want to soak up a bit of his spontaneity. There are moments when his cheeky, even a bit inappropriate, but they all make him more endearing. He doesn’t live within the confines of his role. A reason for his extreme behavior is shared, and when readers see it at its full force, they will empathize with this man they have grown to love. What will really make readers swoon is the way he loves Ella. Like everything he seems to do, he is passionate for her in every single way, physically (so hot) and emotionally (serious heart palpitations from his words). You love him because of they way he is not in spite of it, and he charisma is too alluring to resist.

Ella is such a wonderful heroine. She has a mind of her own and uses it to get what she wants. Ella also has no trouble being honest with Magnus or anyone else about her opinions, and she is passionate about her career. Some of my favorite moments with her is when she is sparring with Magnus and challenging him. There are insecurities in her character but also evolution, and she becomes someone different at the end, like Magnus. Her decision at the end and the way she loves him makes me adore her.

The Wild Heir is a slow burn, and, yet, it is captivating. The initial antagonistic relationship between the two is entertaining and often hilarious. Watching the progression to friends is endearing, and when they transition to love, it is so swoon-worthy. I never expected the vulnerability they show each other and the passion they have for each other. They way the love each other is al consuming, and it swept me away. The conflict is one readers will see coming based on events that occur in the story, but when the climax occurs, it still blew me away, my mouth gaping at the destruction. The resolution is relatively quick, but there are several impetuses that make it authentic, and seeing these two get their HEA in a way that is them is heartwarming.

The Wild Heir shows readers that real love is based on friendship and adventure. It is built on acceptance of flaws and understanding. Magnus and Ella show readers that love is hard work but worth it, because to be loved wholly and completely is all we can ask for in this world, and, like the future King and Queen of Norway, it makes us the best versions of ourselves.

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#NewRelease “Piece of Work” by Staci Hart

It is finally release day! Piece of Work is LIVE! The world can finally experience Rin and Court’s story. Grab your copy from Amazon today!

Piece of Work
Staci Hart
Publication Date: May 17, 2018
Genre: Romance


Musings…

4.5 Boss B***ch CROWNS

Staci Hart’s romances are always impeccably written, her characters unique and her prose poetic, and Piece of Work is not any different. For the first time, however, I am more in love with the heroine and her friends than I am with the hero. I am absolutely enamored with Rin and her gaggle of friends.

Rin from the moment readers meet her is self conscious, hiding her intellect and bravado in baggy clothes. She is the stereotypical academic hermit. When she lands an internship at the Met, her transformation begins, because what has made her successful in the classroom also makes her successful with her new role. She acclimates and transforms from a student to a woman, one who is smart and brave, one who is willing to challenge Court, and one who loves without fear (or is at least willing to push it away). I love her attitude, her confidence, and her passion, and she is a heroine that could easily be a role model for girls, which makes her a top heroine in my book.

Court is a much more abrasive character. He is curt often appears aloof, even cold, but beneath the surface is a man who is hurt and broken. His fears drive his choices and have turned him into man who has solidified walls around his heart, so much so that even when he tries not to hurt Rin, he does. While Rin undergoes a physical transformation in the book, Court is the one who really grows throughout the novel emotionally, and he has a lot to learn. Even though at times readers will want to punch for his treatment of Rin, they will see that none his actions stem from any type of malice, and that will allow them to forgive his many atrocities.

It would insane for me not mention the group of friends that surround Rin. They are phenomenal. They support each other, push each other to chase their dreams, and they protect each other. Some of my favorite moments are when these ladies are together. They reassure her, tell her she is beautiful, make her okay with her transformation,and refuse to let her believer poorly about herself. They are true friendship goals.

This story follows the typical romance plot line. There are not any plot surprises or revelations that will floor you. The conflict is to be expected, and although the resolution is a bit of surprise, it is,again, not unexpected. Even though there is nothing to catch readers off guard, they will still get caught up on this world of art. They will feed on the passion of the characters, get caught up in their romance, cheer for this heroine to get her HEA, and want the hero to get it together. These characters will have readers investing in their story, because they are real and will resonate with many readers.

Staci Hart sure knows how write a romance. I swoon over the lines of her heroes. Her heroines and unique and vibrant. She makes my heart pitter-patter. At the end of the story I always fell lighter, like love is unconquerable and worth the fight. She really does make you believe that love will transform.

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#NewRelease One Baby Daddy” by Meghan Quinn

ONE BABY DADDY

By Meghan Quinn

Release Day – May 17


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4.5 Worth the Punch CROWNS

Ever since Reading Meghan Quinn’s novella in the Team Player anthology, I’ve been dying for Hayden’s story. When I found out he would be part of her new series, I was so excited. Then I had to wait. She tortured me, forcing me to be patient for Hayden, but, boy, is he worth it. Hayden is absolutely everything I wanted, and I know I’ve said it before here it comes again. HAYDEN IS MY FAVORITE MEGAHN QUINN HERO!

Hayden is a freaking dream, and not your typical athletic hero. This man has the athletic stamina and confidence of the athlete, but his heart and desire for love is abnormal for this genre and what will make readers love him. His desire for something real and his need to connect to Adalyn emotionally is so romantic. Every time he surprises her and every discussion between them had me swooning hard for this man, just absolutely dead. It is a wonder any woman could resist his charm and wooing.

Adalyn I love for most of the book. She is witty and fiesty, and I adore how she goes with the flow no matter how awkward and crazy a situation can get. Her banter and joking with Hayden makes her incredibly endearing. She has some fears, though, about her worth and a relationship, which affects her decision making, and while I understand it, it is incredibly frustrating. So many times I wanted to reach into my kindle and shake her, scream how can you not see what is happening. Her choices make me want to scream, especially because it stems from fear. Now, rationally and in regards to character development, her behavior is expected and true to the woman Meghan Quinn has developed her to be. It just makes me crazy. Adalyn gets it together, though, finally, and she really is so perfect for Hayden.

There is also a host of secondary characters who steal the show. It was so much fun to see returning characters from her previous series, especially since stories overlap a bit. Plus, we get a host of new characters, and it may be a bit of wishful thinking but I need the Holmes brothers to have stories.

This story is epitome of a slow burn. Heck, Hayden had me sexually frustrated in this book, so I fully understand Adalyn’s need to jump his bones. He has everyone riled up with his charisma and teasing. They pay off and Hayden are absolutely worth he wait though, and their chemistry outside of the bedroom is so electric that readers won’t miss the lack of intimate bedroom moments. Readers will see the conflict coming, and I expect they will be frustrated be the naivety of one of the characters. In the end, it all works out, and the hero an heroine get their HEA.

One Baby Daddy is certainly worth the wait. Meghan Quinn delivers her signature sense of humor with a steamy and swoon worthy romance. I couldn’t put it down, and Hayden and Adalyn will be firmly sitting in my must read pile. It is romantic comedy perfection.

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#NewRelease “A Tiny Piece of Something Greater” by Jude Sierra

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A Tiny Piece of Something Greater

Publisher: Interlude Press

Release Date (Print & Ebook): May 17, 2018

Length (Print & Ebook): 258 Pages

Subgenre: LGBT, Interracial/Multicultural, New Adult

Editor’s Note: Some readers may find some of the scenes in this book difficult to read. We have compiled a list of content warnings, which you can access at interludepress.com/content-warnings


Image result for a tiny piece of something greater by jude sierraBook blurb:

Reid Watsford has a lot of secrets and a past he can’t quite escape. While staying at his grandmother’s condo in Key Largo, he signs up for introductory dive classes, where he meets Joaquim Oliveira, a Brazilian dive instructor with wanderlust. Driven by an instant, magnetic pull, what could have been just a hookup quickly deepens. As their relationship evolves, they must learn to navigate the challenges of Reid’s mental illness—on their own and with each other

Jude Sierra talks A Tiny Piece of Something Greater:

I want readers to walk away with a deeper appreciation and understanding of what it is like to thrive with mental illness—or strive toward it—and what it is like for two people to be and fall in love in these situations. I’d love for readers to come away knowing that love doesn’t cure mental illness, nor should it. Reid and Joaquim love each other as they are.

 

 

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#Excerpt “Rough Edge” by CD Reiss

“My new obsession. I’m eating every word of this series and begging for more.” 

— Alessandra Torre, New York Times bestselling author

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New York Times Bestseller CD Reiss goes back to her roots with a dark, intense tale that breaks boundaries and shatters expectations in Rough Edge, coming May 22nd, and we’ve got a hot sneak peek just for you!


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Synopsis:

Who do you love?

The decent man you married?

The surgeon shattered during the war?

The emotionless Dominant who appears in his eyes more and more often?

All of them?

Even when he breaks you?

Even when he makes you beg?

Is there no pain or pleasure he cannot deliver?

What will you sacrifice to heal him?

Will he sacrifice his sanity to protect you from the exquisite torture of his cruel hands?

This is more than a marriage.

It’s a crack at the edges of the mind and heart.

It’s a promise written in the heavens and a wound splitting the sky.

Love may be the death of both of you.

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