#Review “Forever Wanted” by Dee Palmer

Title: Forever Wanted – Part One
Author: Dee Palmer
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Release Date: June 25, 2019
Cover Design: Concierge Literary Promotions


Tricia’s Musings…
5 crowns

Forever Wanted is Pink and Buttercup’s story and whilst it’s part of a series, in my opinion it can easily be read as a stand-alone.

I have to say, this is my favourite book in this interconnected series and that’s due to the wonderful characters and their hugely engaging personalities. Although he’s rather grumpy towards Buttercup at first, rather unwarranted if you ask me, we soon see Pink’s kind nature emerge. He’s still the strong, tough former Navy Seal, and certainly no doormat, but he’s respectful and considerate. All in all, the full package.

Buttercup is fabulous. Quirky and funny but also rather naive and unworldly, she’s found herself in a situation where she feels she has no alternative but to sacrifice her own happiness in order to save everything her grandfather holds dear. She’s a real contradiction and I loved that about her. On the one hand she’s intelligent, strong and feisty but on the other she’s become rather beaten down. Her wishes and needs have been swept aside and she’s frequently overshadowed by the more forceful, outspoken and frankly quite vile characters around her, to the point where she’s become resigned to her fate. However, I loved the way this doesn’t stop her chipping away at Pink until she uncovers the sweet man behind the emotional walls he has erected. His charming, down to earth ways have her considering that maybe there’s an alternative to the life she thought was mapped out for her.

I loved the banter between these two, which is hilarious. I like that neither of them are perfect and on the surface they’re an unlikely couple. They do say opposites attract and maybe they’re just what the other needs. The steam factor is not as high as in other books I’ve read by this author, but for me, it was just right. Don’t get me wrong, these two certainly have heaps of chemistry, it just takes time to get there but once they do, oh boy do they heat up the pages. Who knew Pink was such a romantic.

I really enjoyed this lovely, funny, sweet and charming story and hope we get to see more of this couple in future books.

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#NewRelease “The Duets” by Meghan Quinn

Be prepared for an intense EPIC love story!
Meghan Quinn is proud to announce the box set of The Duets!! The Blue Line Duet (Upside of Falling and Downside of Love) is now bundled together with The Perfect Duet (Left Side of Perfect and Right Side of Forever). For TWO DAYS ONLY grab this box set for ONLY 99 CENTS!!!!

The Duets Box Set by Meghan Quinn
Release Date: July 19th
Genre: Contemporary Romance


About the Duets:

Gripping, heart-stopping, and an incredibly epic journey with a twist you’ll never see coming. USA Today bestselling author Meghan Quinn, brings you a modern take on an old fashion romance that will leave you breathless and wanting more.

I learned a long damn time ago, the only way to achieve my dreams was to avoid distractions—at any cost.

But all it took was one single night. One night and my entire life…changed.

One night had me colliding head first with the biggest distraction of my life; Rory Oaks. Smart. Charming. Beautiful. Rory changed everything.

Quickly, my one-track mind, my goals started to bend.

Each kiss faded decade-long dreams.

And with one single interaction, I flew off course.

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The Upside of Falling
The Downside of Love
The Left Side of Perfect
The Right Side of Forever

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#NewRelease “My Brother’s Billionaire Best Friend” by Max Monroe

One minute, I’m a woman trying to find her way in the world, and the next, I’m the sender of six of the most embarrassing text messages that have ever been sent in the history of time—or the cell phone. Whatever.

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My Brother’s Billionaire Best Friend, a hilarious romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Max Monroe, is available now!


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Synopsis:

Mabel “Maybe” Willis died a virgin at the very young age of twenty-four.

She leaves behind her parents, Betty and Bruce, her brother, Evan, a laptop filled with one too many Jason Momoa memes, and a Kindle library with more books than one human being could ever finish in a lifetime.

Cause of death: a text message.

Okay. So, I didn’t die.

But I may as well have.

One minute, I’m a woman trying to find her way in the world, and the next, I’m the sender of six of the most embarrassing text messages that have ever been sent in the history of time—or the cell phone. Whatever.

We’re talking code red, send a flipping mayday, the apocalypse is coming kind of texts.

And I didn’t just send them to some random person I’ll never see again.

No. That would be too easy.

I sent them to Milo Ives.

The man who played a starring role in all of my teenage fantasies—and my brother’s lifelong best friend.

And, boy oh boy, has he grown up.

He’s hard-bodied, blue-eyed, jawline-of-stone handsome, crazy successful, and has more money in his bank account than my brain can fathom.

Deflower me, please? I said.

Yeah. Send help.

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#Review “Reel Love” by Julie Richman

Title: Reel Love

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Author: Julie A Richman

Release Date: June 26, 2019


Tricia’s Musings…

4 crowns

Reel Love was such a fun read for me. Sweet, heartwarming, not to mention sexy, I found this twist on the usual Hollywood romance hugely engaging.

I loved Frankie from the beginning. She went from struggling writer to international best seller, with a movie of her novel in the making, all without letting her new found fame go to her head. Despite everyone catering to her every whim, she was still the real, down to earth Texas girl who has her cowboy booted feet set firmly on the ground. Naive when it came to the politics of the movie industry, nevertheless she’s feisty and determined and I really liked that about her. For me, she was a hugely likeable character all round.

I thought the two “leading” men were really interesting characters. These two had me questioning their motives on more than one occasion and I loved the feeling of unpredictability that provided. Just when I thought the story would go one way, Ms Richman threw in a curve ball which had me having second and even third thoughts.

Told from both Frankie and Finn’s points of view, I loved getting an insight into their internal deliberations and struggles. I have to say that during the course of the story, even getting inside his head, I was still unsure as to Finn’s intentions. Was his attraction simply lust, love or a means to an end?

A fairly quick read, I couldn’t put it down and devoured it in one sitting. Wonderfully entertaining and very well written Reel Love is a delightful romance, with an engaging storyline and interesting, multi layered characters, all rounded off with a perfect epilogue.

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#NewRelease “Dating Mr. Right” by Lauren Blakely

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Blurb:

Indulge in four delicious tales of true love! In Dating Mr. Right, you’ll devour an online dating meets secret identity romance, a friends-to-lovers plus best friend’s brother scorcher, a story of a pair of jaded lovers bitten by the insta-love bug, and an office romance with an age difference.

Lucky Suit…

I’m breaking up with set-ups. No more “can I introduce you to my son, nephew, grandson, the butcher, the guy down the street who mows my lawn.” Machines know what’s best, and I’ll rely on the great dating algorithms of the web to find the ideal man, thank you very much.

Soon enough, it looks like I’ve found him — his nickname is Lucky Suit, and he’s hilarious, quick-witted and full of heart. But when I finally get together with him in person, I have the distinct feeling I’ve met him before.

Turns out there’s more to our meeting than I had thought, and when we discover what truly brought us together, all bets are off.

Once Upon A Red-Hot Kiss…

A man needs to stay far away from falling into bed with his best friend.

Even if she’s sexy as sin, sweet as candy, and damn near irresistible every single day.

But not only are Macy and I best friends, we’re also complete opposites. She’s perky, upbeat, outgoing and I’m . . . how shall we say . . . a little bit broody.

Then, she reveals something to me that just might lead me to revise all my rules on friends in bed…

Too Good To Be True…

To say I’m wary of love would be an epic understatement. Keep that four-letter word far away from me.

But then a matchmaker friend insists she can pair me with the perfect man for me.

Even when sparks fly and chemistry crackles from the first date, I refuse to believe this kind of insta-connection can be the real thing.

Even though for the first time it feels like it could be.

Or is it just too good to be true?

Strong Suit (a short story)…

From the day I meet Ginny in the conference room, I’m smitten with the co-worker who’s ten years my senior. And I’m going to pull out all the stops to win her over.

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#NewRelease “Making Up” by Helena Hunting

“I LOVED both Cosy and Griffin! This story was ABSOLUTE PERFECTION!”

– Kendall Ryan, New York Times bestselling author

Making Up an all-new laugh-out-loud romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting is available now!


Sarah’s Musings…

5 Adventurous CROWNS

AHH!! Returning to a favorite world with your favorite characters always feels a bit like coming home, and Making Up with its uniquely hilarious heroine and utterly charming Mills hero was the best homecoming I could have asked for.

From page one, I was enamoured with Cosy. Her laid-back, go-with-the-flow attitude is charming, and I loved that while she was young she was very self aware. Her desire to be free and treat life as an adventure, not in a immature, irresponsible way but in a I want to live all moments of my life way, made me want to be a bit like her. I also enjoyed watching her to shake up the oldest Mills brother, and get him to act a bit more irrationally.

Griffin Mills (let’s be honest, any of the Mills brothers) owns my heart. Seriously, there is not one of these men that doesn’t own my heart, and Griffin is just the newest one to claim it. I can honestly say that I didn’t really expect him to as fractured as he was. His desire for love, a real love like his parents and his brothers, eluded him, and he seizes the opportunity with Cosy, because like the readers he is rejuvenated by her energy. What also makes him charming is his complete lack of game. He isn’t all suave, and sometimes he says the wrong thing, and that made him real and made me swoon more than the average hero.

Like most Helena Hunting rom-coms, readers get a mix of hilarious, sweet, and steamy, and Making Up delivers in all aspects. Their romance is a whirlwind, an adventure, and it is one readers will gladly be swept up in. The conflicts aren’t heavy but substantial, and the impact on the characters are real and read as authentic. The fallout hurts because readers love these two as individuals and as couple, but the resolution is everything a swoony HEA should be. It had me grinning ear to ear.

This Shacking Up world (ALL STANDALONES) is one of my very favorite Helena Hunting series. It is fun and entertaining and filled with couples with electric chemistry and hilarious banter. I don’t know that I will ever tire of this family, these couples, the romance of it all. It is ROMCOM PERFECTION.

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#Review “Free Fall” by Abigail Davies

Free Fall
(Fallen #1)
by Abigail Davies
Date Released: June 24, 2019

Tricia’s Musings…

4 crowns

Well, Free Fall by Abigail Davies was a real surprise, in a very good way. I want to start off my review slightly differently by saying that, for me, although the cover is a pretty good representation of the main characters, it’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing when it comes to giving the reader any clue about the raw and gritty story inside. I love a dark romantic suspense and whilst this is not the darkest book I’ve read, it certainly has dark and violent elements to it. It is a first read for me by this author, and I enjoyed it very much.

There’s plenty of angst here, in the true sense of the word. Although we don’t get a great deal of insight into Lola’s past history, my heart went out to her for the situation she now finds herself in. She’s a real survivor and her strength and resilience blew me away. There are some unpredictable, volatile characters in this book and my trepidation and sense of foreboding increased with every turn of the page. Her saving grace comes in the form of Brody, who unbeknownst to her, is an undercover DEA agent and a real enigma. Their attraction is perilous and forbidden in more ways than one and by acknowledging their feelings and succumbing to that attraction, they’re playing a dangerous game. I can’t wait to see where this all ends.

There are several twists and turns along the way, which kept me guessing, and although I did predict one bombshell a while before it was dropped, this did not affect my enjoyment of the story. If you like a dark, unconventional, age gap, romance, I would highly recommend this book. If you don’t like a cliffy, I would still urge you to take a chance on this story, you may just wish to wait a couple of weeks until book 2 of the duet is published. I’ll be waiting for it when it is.

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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.


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COMING TUESDAY

Musings…

This Shacking Up world (ALL STANDALONES) is one of my very favorite Helena Hunting series. It is fun and entertaining and filled with couples with electric chemistry and hilarious banter. I don’t know that I will ever tire of this family, these couples, the romance of it all. It is ROMCOM PERFECTION.

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Synopsis:

Cosy Felton is great at her job—she knows just how to handle the awkwardness that comes with working at an adult toy store. So when the hottest guy she’s ever seen walks into the shop looking completely overwhelmed, she’s more than happy to turn on the charm and help him purchase all of the items on his list.

Griffin Mills is using his business trip in Las Vegas as a chance to escape the broken pieces of his life in New York City. The last thing he wants is to be put in charge of buying gag gifts for his friend’s bachelor party. Despite being totally out of his element, and mortified by the whole experience, Griffin is pleasantly surprised when he finds himself attracted to the sales girl that helped him.

As skeptical as Cosy may be of Griffin’s motivations, there’s something about him that intrigues her. But sometimes what happens in Vegas doesn’t always stay in Vegas and when real life gets in the way, all bets are off. Filled with hilariously awkward situations and enough sexual chemistry to power Sin City, Making Up is the next standalone in the Shacking Up world.

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#NewReleases for the week of July 14, 2019

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.


  • 7/14 – Fallen Saint – Monica James
  • 7/15 – The Wrong Prince Charming – Holly Renee
  • 7/16 – Falling With You – Carrie Ann Ryan
  • 7/16 – Making Up – Helena Hunting
  • 7/16 – Cupid’s Arrangement – Lila Monroe
  • 7/16 – Cruel Legacy – K.A. Linde
  • 7/16 – Victor – Brenda Rothert
  • 7/16 – Dirty Flirty Enemy – Piper Rayne
  • 7/16 – Love, Loyalty, and Mayhem: An Anthology – Various Authors
  • 7/16 – Riding the Edge – Jaci Burton
  • 7/18 – Filthy Vows – Alessandra Torre
  • 7/18 – My Brother’s Billionaire Best Friend – Max Monroe
  • 7/18 – Breakdown – Aly Zigada
  • 7/18 – Renegades: Next Generation – Natalie Bennett
  • 7/19 – The Bratva’s Captive – Jane Henry

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#Review “All Grown Up” by Vi Keeland

ALL GROWN UP IS LIVE!

A Standalone Contemporary Romance

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Vi Keeland


Sarah’s Musings…

5 STICKY NOTE CROWNS

Vi Keeland has delivered another charming romance that will sweep readers right off their feet one sticky note at a time. Seriously. Charmed right out of my socks.

Ford might be my FAVORITE Vi Keeland hero. I loved his romantic notions about relationships, the way her pursues Val, and his self awareness. He was confident without being cocky, mature for his age. With all of that, he still had this fun-loving, spontaneous nature to his personality, making him the epitome of fun-loving boyfriend with serious husband vibes. DEAD WHERE I STAND.

Val was a fantastic heroine. There was the possibility of Val falling into scorned divorcee category, but she didn’t. I enjoyed her, and Ford only enhanced the pieces of her I loved.

What really sells me on a Vi Keeland novel is that I almost never see the conflict coming, and yet it still makes sense with the plot she has developed. This could have very easily fallen down the standard older woman/younger man conflict path, but she didn’t. What is even better is that the conflict isn’t out of left field either. Once you get to it, you get to see how she threaded it throughout the story, making her plots refreshing and enjoyable.

All Grown Up was enchanting. Ford and Val own my heart, and this is book will be one of my very favorite Vi Keeland books!

***if you listen to audiobooks, you NEED this one. The narrators were phenomenal.

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#NewRelesae “First and Forever” by Jay McLean

                            

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 Synopsis: 

First and Forever is the second book in the Heartache Duet, and must be read after Heartache and Hope.

There are no more goodnight kisses.
No knocks on windows.
No lengthy text messages.
No late-night phone calls.
And no game day balloons.
There’s just Connor.
And Ava.
Existing in a world filled with nothing but heartache.
While searching the darkness for glimmers of hope.
Because with hope, comes magic.
And magic is forever.

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#CoverReveal “Feast of Sparks” by Sierra Simone

FEAST OF SPARKS (Thorchapel #2) by Sierra Simone
Release Date: August 1st
Cover Designer: Hang Le
Photographer: Regina Wamba


Blurb:
I’m an outcast and a loner, named for death itself. Fate wasn’t supposed to have plans for me.

But then she came back—the girl I once kissed in a thorn-covered chapel in the woods. She came back, and I could no more resist her than I could pry out my own heart. And by some trick of fate, she wants me as much as I want her. The only problem? She also wants the man who owns Thornchapel, Auden Guest.

And so do I.

Eight years ago, I did something to Auden, something terrible. He hurt me back the only way he knew how, and so here we are: our hatred seasoned with pain and my loneliness seasoned with longing. The only thing we can agree on is Proserpina Markham, and she wants us to find a way to be together—all three of us.

If Auden wants to earn her as his submissive, then he has to earn me as well.

But with the discovery of bones behind the altar and the carnal revel of Beltane fast approaching, it’s becoming clear that Thornchapel’s secrets are much deeper and older than any of us could have ever guessed. And no matter how bright and merry a feast of sparks may be, it’s always followed by ashes.

And darkness.

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#CoverReveal “The Day He Came Back” by Penelope Ward

The Day He Came Back by: Penelope Ward
Release date: 8/19/2019
A Contemporary Romance Novel, Standalone

 Synopsis:
It was the summer of my life.
I’d met the guy of my dreams.
Unfortunately, he was the son of my uppity employer—and very much off-limits.
But Gavin was a rebel. He knew his mother would disown him if she found out about us; in his eyes, we just had to be careful.
He never treated me as his mother did—like hired help.
Instead, Gavin put me on a pedestal and loved me harder than I’d ever been loved in my life.
What a summer it was.
Until it all ended—badly.
I was never supposed to see Gavin again.
That didn’t stop me from thinking about him every day for ten years.
I knew little about his life now, just that he was an entrepreneur living an ocean away.
When a twist of fate had me working again in the very place our love affair started a decade earlier, I knew it was only a matter of time before I might see him again.
But I wasn’t prepared.
What if he hated me?
What if he loved someone else now?
I wasn’t prepared for all the unknowns.
And most of all, I wasn’t prepared for today to be the day he came back.

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#Review “Heartache and Hope” by Jay McLean

Heartache and Hope (Heartache Duet, #1) by Jay McLean


Tricia’s Musings…

5+ crowns

I don’t read YA novels very often, but having now read Heartache and Hope by Jay McLean, a new author for me, I have a feeling that’s going to change. This story is incredible and not at all what I was expecting.

I wasn’t prepared for the emotional depth I found here and I’m a bit lost for words. It’s so much more gritty and raw than I anticipated and I was blown away. Heartache and hope is an excellent title and these are exactly the extreme feelings this book gave me. Beautifully written, I felt every desire, every wish for change Ava and Connor longed for and their despair when the stark reality of life would rear its head, threatening to derail their plans and ambitions and take with it all their optimism for the future.

Ava and Connor are amazing characters, somewhat hurt and broken, she by her present and he by his past, but both fighting for a different future. Their thoughts and actions are the perfect balance of teenager, together with emerging young adult. Ava especially carries the weight of the world on her shoulders and both her and Connor have other priorities in their lives which makes maintaining a relationship a real struggle. I loved Ava’s strength and her courage. I admired her loyalty, the fight in her and the way she didn’t give up when it came to her responsibilities, even when the going got really tough. I have to give a shout out to her step-brother Trevor, who deserves huge credit for stepping up when needed instead of walking away. Connor has his own goals in life, a path to a better future in his sights. When at times his actions disappointed me, I reminded myself that he was after all a teenager at the end of the day, and therefore still slightly immature. This author’s wonderful writing ensured that these characters were anything but one dimensional.

Wowee, this book gave me all the feels. Yes it’s intense, but I absolutely loved it. I feel there is still so much to Ava and Connor’s story that we have yet to uncover and I can’t wait to see where their journey takes us in First and Forever.

Sarah’s Musings…

5 Magical CROWNS

Sometimes you pick up a romance that is more than a love story, that is more than two people falling in love, letting their flaws muck it all up, and then coming back together for their HEA. Sometimes you get real and authentic. You get two people who are so perfect and so in love, but life just doesn’t work for them. Sometimes you get a raw, real, and brutal depiction of how hard love can be, and within the story you get the glimpse of what love, real and true love can do.

Connor is the boy with a heart of gold. This boy, with the world on his shoulders and past banging on his back, loves with his heart and soul. I cannot recall a character recently who has had such a pure heart. Seeing him struggle hurt me, my soul literally ached for him, and not just because of his character but also because as a reader you understand his pain, his emotional strife. We have all been there, when what you want and have worked so hard for seems just right within your reach. We have had life deal us blows that we cannot avoid, and so we empathize with this boy who we want all the best for.

Ava has more strength in her tiny pinky than most heroines, to be honest. I can’t imagine enduring what she does and making the sacrifices she makes. Like Connor she is weighed down but hers comes from the present she can’t escape. The moments where she is truly happy with Connor is so uplifting and readers truly think these two can overcome the many hardships life has given them, just for it all to come crashing down, and the juxtaposition of those moments showcases the cruelty of their present. Like Connor, there is no one to blame. Ava is simply a girl trying to do her best with the life she has been given and love a boy who has consumed her heart and soul.

YA is generally a hard sell for me. There has to be enough meat to the plot to keep me engaged, as there is little to no physical intimacy. Heartache and Hope had me engaged from page one. Ava and Connor are so complex and real. Readers will all connect with the idea of being held back due to obligations, even those self-imposed. They will connect to being haunted by demons. They will understand wanting a future and a person but having circumstances beyond their control that prevent them from reaching their goals because we UNDERSTAND LIFE. Even though I knew how book one of two was going to end, it didn’t lessen my love of this story or of this couple, because this couple is magic in the darkness. They are going to be the epitome of real love, one that has setbacks from the hard lessons life deals but falls together in the end, and while I haven’t finished book two yet, I know this two are going to be down for EPIC.

It is safe to say that Jay McLean has found herself a new fan. This story is so honest and real, brutal and beautiful that my heart was left broken in my hands at the end of book one. I have become so invested in their story and their HEA because my romantic heart needs to believe that real, true love can handle the hardships of life, ones that we all endure. Ava and Connor have to prove to me that their is magic in the world, and I think Jay McLean is going to do that with book 2.

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#NewRelease “Only Ever You” by CD Reiss

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From New York Times bestselling author CD Reiss comes a story of friendship, romance, and growing into a love that was always there. Only Ever You an all new swoon-worthy standalone is available now!


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Only Ever You is a change of pace for CD Reiss. It is sweet and endearing, and these two characters are just endearing on every single level.

Rachel and Sebastian are friends from a young age, and the moments in their youth establish the sweet relationship that develops for them throughout the story. Although Seb grows up to be a hunk of man, I still felt as though CD Reiss kept who he was in tact. She didn’t make him the arrogant playboy out to get revenge on people who bullied him, but she showed us a kind and gentle hero who respected woman.

Rachel was a bit lost in this book, and it sounds cliche to say she found herself in Seb but she kind of did. He didn’t change her, she didn’t change for him, but he reminded her of the girl she was and the dreams she had. That was a fantastic component to their story.

There were elements of the plot, which I won’t reveal for spoiler reasons, that I wasn’t expecting, and I enjoyed how they added not only to the characterization of the H/h but also acted as an impetus for the relationship and the plot of the story. The conflict is pretty expected and the resolution while being an epic grand gesture still has this low key vibe to it. The epilogue was actually really great, too. It really drove home the themes of the novel.

The sweet switch up from CD Reiss was refreshing. I love to see this author stop outside her typical darker and grittier novels. It truly shows the range of her writing capabilities, and most readers are going to fall in love with Seb and Rachel’s journey.

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#AudioReview “Black Sheep” by Meghan March

Dirty Mafia Duet, an Audible Original is AVAILABLE NOW!

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AUDIO RELEASE DATES:
Black Sheep – July 2, 2019
White Knight – August 6, 2019

E-BOOK AND PAPERBACK RELEASE DATES:
Black Sheep – August 27, 2019
White Knight – October 1, 2019


Sarah’s Musings…

4 YOU’RE MINE CROWNS

The queen of suspense and steam strikes again! Black Sheep ignited my kindle with the insta-chemistry between Drew and Cannon and enough danger to have me speeding through the pages.

Cannon is everything I remember from his secondary character stint in previous books. He is a black sheep, though, in more ways than one with his integrity and heart, straddling the line between mob criminal behavior and staying true to who he is.

Drew is probably one of my favorite Meghan March heroines because of her sense of justice and her bravery in the face of fear. She grapples with her goals and her growing feelings for Cannon, but, again, she has integrity and bravery in spades.

This story, true to a Meghan March book, has that suspenseful tone and insta-chemistry. There are moments were they connect emotionally, but they were just getting started as truths begin to come to light, which adds to the plot revelations. In what readers have come to expect, Meghan March ends Book one with a bang, and I’ll eagerly be waiting for the fall out.

Cannon and Drew are hot. The story builds with impending doom. The ending is epic. All culminating in a must read, quick suspenseful romance.

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#NewRelese “Dating Mr. Right” by Lauren Blakely

DATING MR. RIGHT: Four Standalone Romantic Comedies includes all-new sexy scenes exclusive to the ebook and paperback editions of these books! (Previously, the novellas in this collection were only available in audio). Indulge in Dating Mr. Right on your eReader and in paperback at last!

DATING MR. RIGHT: A COLLECTION by Lauren Blakley
Wide Release: July 8th
Kindle Unlimited: July 17th


Blurb:

Indulge in four delicious tales of true love! In Dating Mr. Right, you’ll devour an online dating meets secret identity romance, a friends-to-lovers plus best friend’s brother scorcher, a story of a pair of jaded lovers bitten by the insta-love bug, and an office romance with an age difference.

Lucky Suit…

I’m breaking up with set-ups. No more “can I introduce you to my son, nephew, grandson, the butcher, the guy down the street who mows my lawn.” Machines know what’s best, and I’ll rely on the great dating algorithms of the web to find the ideal man, thank you very much.

Soon enough, it looks like I’ve found him — his nickname is Lucky Suit, and he’s hilarious, quick-witted and full of heart. But when I finally get together with him in person, I have the distinct feeling I’ve met him before.

Turns out there’s more to our meeting than I had thought, and when we discover what truly brought us together, all bets are off.

Once Upon A Red-Hot Kiss…

A man needs to stay far away from falling into bed with his best friend.

Even if she’s sexy as sin, sweet as candy, and damn near irresistible every single day.

But not only are Macy and I best friends, we’re also complete opposites. She’s perky, upbeat, outgoing and I’m . . . how shall we say . . . a little bit broody.

Then, she reveals something to me that just might lead me to revise all my rules on friends in bed…

Too Good To Be True…

To say I’m wary of love would be an epic understatement. Keep that four-letter word far away from me.

But then a matchmaker friend insists she can pair me with the perfect man for me.

Even when sparks fly and chemistry crackles from the first date, I refuse to believe this kind of insta-connection can be the real thing.

Even though for the first time it feels like it could be.

Or is it just too good to be true?

Strong Suit (a short story)…

From the day I meet Ginny in the conference room, I’m smitten with the co-worker who’s ten years my senior. And I’m going to pull out all the stops to win her over.

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The audiobook for Lucky Suit and Once Upon A Red-Hot Kiss and Too Good To Be True 

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#CoverReveal “Depraved” by Trilina Pucci

Savagery. Sin. Depravity—-these are my virtues. My religion.

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Depraved, an all-new sexy and gritty standalone from Trilina Pucci, is coming July 30th and we have the steamy cover!


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Synopsis:

My name is Dante Sovrano, head of the Chicago Mob,

and I run this city.

Everyone bows down to me.

Except her.

The moment I saw Sarah, I knew she’d be trouble.

She’s fiery and cutthroat, wrapped up in a lickable package.

But there are dark secrets hiding behind those gorgeous blue eyes.

And I plan to know them all because she’ll have to make a deal with the devil to solve her problems.

Too bad the devil always takes your soul.

And I’ll be keeping it—

Because Sarah London is mine.

The newest ALPHA in A Sinful Series is the definition of depraved. Dante Sovrano is ruthless and knows exactly who and what he wants. Good luck standing in his way.

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#SoontoDrop Most 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 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.


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COMING MONDAY

Sarah’s Musings…

I truly generally enjoy the romances of Vi Keeland. Her heroes are sexy, the romances usually have a twist I don’t see coming, and the steamy gooness is at the max for contemporary romance. I also love the idea of an older woman and a younger man. I am here for it all.

Full review to come on Monday.

SYNOPSIS:

When I first encountered Ford Donovan, I had no idea who he was…well, other than the obvious. Young, gorgeous, successful, smart. Did I mention young? If I did, it bears repeating. Ford Donovan was too young for me.

Let’s back up to how it all started. My best friend decided I needed to start dating again. So, without my knowledge, she set up a profile for me on a popular dating site—one that invited men ages twenty-one to twenty-seven to apply for a date. Those nicknamed Cunnilingus King were told they’d go straight to the top for consideration. The profile wasn’t supposed to go live. Another point that bears repeating—it wasn’t supposed to.

Nevertheless, that’s how I met Ford, and we started messaging. He made me laugh; yet I was adamant that because of his age, we could only be friends. But after weeks of wearing me down, I finally agreed to one date only—my first after twenty years of being with my high school sweetheart. I knew it couldn’t last, but I was curious about him.

Though, you know what they say…curiosity kills the cat.

My legs wobbled walking into the restaurant.

Ford was seated at the bar. When he turned around, he took my breath away.

His sexy smile nearly melted my panties.

But…he looked so familiar.

As I got closer I realized why.

He was the son of the neighbor at our family’s summer home.

The boy next door.

Only now…he was all man.

I hadn’t seen him in years.

I left the restaurant and planned to put the entire crazy thing behind me.

Which I did. Until summer came.

And guess who decided to use his family’s summer home this year?

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#NewReleases for the Week of July 7, 2019

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.


  • 7/8 – All Grown Up – Vi Keeland
  • 7/8 – Dating Mr. Right: A Collection – Lauren Blakely
  • 7/9 – Dax – Sawyer Bennett
  • 7/9 – The Prenup – Lauren Layne
  • 7/9 – Indulge Me (1001 Dark Nights Novella) – J. Kenner
  • 7/9 – Just Love – Prescott Lane
  • 7/9 – Only Ever You – CD Reiss
  • 7/11 – Sordid Empire – Julie Johnson
  • 7/11 – Flutter – Carrie Aarons
  • 7/13 – Bella – MJ Fields

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