#ReleaseBlitz & #MBreview for “The Knocked Up Plan” by Lauren Blakely

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From #1 NYT Bestselling author Lauren Blakely, comes a new and sexy romance…THE KNOCKED UP PLAN! A standalone romance told in dual POV, THE KNOCKED UP PLAN is about all of the fun, hotness, and heartfelt emotions that come when a single woman asks her gorgeous, jaded, sworn-to-be-single-forever good friend to get one particular job done. What happens next when he agrees to provide the bun for her oven are lots of hot sexy times and heartfelt moments.


 My musings…

5 Papaya CROWNS

5 Reasons you should read every single book Lauren Blakely publishes:

  1. Her heroes are to die for. Sexy and swoony, these men have a way with words and skills in the bedroom.
  2. Her heroines are often independent forces.  None of her ladies need man.  They will take a man, but they most certainly don’t need one.
  3. Her stories are always light and fun, perfect for a sunny beach day or afternoon on the deck.
  4. Her writing is always on point; it is witty, funny, and entertaining.
  5. The woman can write a steamy sex scene like few can, and with how fast she writes, it still always seems fresh and original.

Lauren Blakely continues to deliver romantic comedy gold. With the perfect balance of steamy heroes, lovable heroines, and comedy. She hits gold every time.

Ryder and Nicole are a fantastic couple. Starting as co-workers, these two bypass that awkward getting to know each other stage.  They have a pre-established comfort with each other that translates to great conversation and bantering between the two.  This chemistry transfers to the bedroom as soon as they agree to get knocked up.  As always, the physical intimacy between the two is off the charts and sets the sheets on fire. As the story develops,though, these two co-workers turned friends begin to become much more, and watching them fall in love is sweet.

The Knocked Up Plan is the comedic, romantic, and steamy, combining to create a true romance. Lauren Blakely takes the reader on the journey with the couple.  We get to see the transition through each stage of their relationship, and as we do, readers are helpless to fall in love with Ryder and Nicole.  Readers will also enjoy that she doesn’t follow the traditional baby romance plot-line, and they will love how she resolves their romance and ends to the story. It really is perfect.

Lauren Blakely never disappoints, and The Knocked Up Plan falls into the category of must reads. Fun and romantic, it is the perfect escape.

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#BlogTour “Scored” by Marquita Valentine

Scored, a sexy all-new STANDALONE from Marquita Valentine is available now!!!

Title: Scored

Author: Marquita Valentine

Publication Date: June 20th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance


 Synopsis:

Dallas Drake has a big salary and an even bigger…ego…and he’s not afraid to use either of them to his advantage. As infamous as he is attractive, Dallas has all the equipment necessary to bring home the win.

The first time I met him, I was in handcuffs.

The second, he saved me when I fell off a ladder.

Now? Now we’re working together to plan a charity event.

I may not be interested in what Dallas has to offer, but as the game goes on, I’m becoming more open to his passes.

Is he looking for the win, or just determined to score?

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#ComingSoon “Dr. Er” by Max Monroe

Title: Dr. ER
Release Date: June 27th
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Series: “A St. Luke’s Docuseries Novel”


Dr. ER (St. Luke's Docuseries Book 2) by [Monroe, Max] Synopsis:

From the New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of TAPPING THE BILLIONAIRE comes a new three book series of Romantic Comedy standalones.

Dr. Erotic.
That’s what they’ve decided to call me, Scott Shepard, the head of St. Luke’s Hospital Emergency Department.
Just thinking about it makes me smile.
As the new face of the reality docuseries, The Doctor Is In, I plan to take his power and recognition right to the streets of New York City and into the pants of willing women.

Well, that was my plan.

Until her—feisty, beautiful, and addictively sexy Harlow Paige.
A gossip columnist that just loves writing about yours truly, she’s everything I thought I never wanted and then some.
She drives me crazy.
Problem is, she doesn’t want to be anything when it comes to me—not friends, not lovers, not even adversaries.
God, I love a good challenge.
Get ready, Harlow. Love is contagious.

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#BlogTour “Salvaged” by Jay Crownover

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jay Crownover continues her delightfully sexy Saints of Denver series with the next thrilling standalone, SALVAGED! Don’t miss this amazing new novel and grab your copy today!


 My musings…

5 All In CROWNS

I have enjoyed every single book in this series of standalones. With her last book, I thought Church owned my heart, but Hudson Wheeler plowed him over.  Wheeler, Poppy, and their story to happily-ever-after is a paragon of romance.

The one aspect of Jay Crownover’s characters that makes me enamored with them every single time is how they are broken but not damaged.  These men and women have all suffered some kind of hardships, some worse than others, but all of them are survivors, none more so than Hudson and Poppy.  These two have been put through the ringer by life and the people who should have loved them.  What is admirable about them, though, is that they aren’t damaged beyond repair.  They are a tad beaten down, maybe still suffering from the effects of crimes committed against them, but they are both still fighting and still trying to heal and do in the arms of each other.  These two build this relationship on compassion, understanding and support.  They accept each other, flaws, issues, etc. and trust implicitly, making them a model relationship for what real love look likes.

The chemistry between them from the very first kiss is magnetic.  With little to no touching, Jay Crownover is able to convey the electricity that pulls them together.  As Poppy’s trust builds, their intimate moments together only get that much better, and readers will not only enjoy these steamy scenes but they will also find happiness in each moment because it captures how Poppy is starting to really heal and live again.

Jay Crownover can write a romance that always has me sitting on the edge of my seat.  There is a little bit of everything: angst, passion, suspense.  Behind every story, though, there is always a theme that resonates.  For Salvaged, the author really drives home the idea of family and what makes a family.  Through this story as well as the series, readers get to see that family is really about support, love, compassion, and understanding.  Blood doesn’t matter, love does. Being ALL IN with every single person you consider to be family is what is really important.

I am so sad to see this series end, but Jay Crownover delivers an epilogue that brings it all together and leaves readers with that happy, warm feeling of contentment, as this whole “family” has gotten to their HEAs.   It is truly a series that everyone should read, and it will be going in my re-read pile, as I am not sure I will ever be able to let them go.

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#BlogTour “Preservation” by Kate Canterbary

Riley Walsh has spent a lifetime flying under the radar. 
One woman — and a wild weekend — is about to change everything.
 
PRESERVATION
The Walshes #7
Kate Canterbary
Released June 13, 2017
Vesper Press


My musings… 5 Perfectly Perfect Crowns

I am in love. Riley Walsh and his leading lady own me, heart and soul. Every single aspect of their relationship is real and honest and prefect.

Riley is amazing in a strangely endearing wreck of a man kind of way. He, at times, acts younger than his 30 years, considering his love of comics, but he has this vibrancy for life. It emanates from him. You literally just want to sit and soak in his energy. He is clumsy, yet has this incredible gift with his hands, drawing or preserving old historical homes. While he is often a mess, he is anything but in the bedroom, and I love seeing this dominating yet incredibly caring man take care of his lady. What will really make readers fall under the spell of the Riley Walsh, though, is the way he loves. He loves with abandon, holding nothing back. It is the way we want to be loved. All of these parts of this man, the good, the bad, and the crazy, create one of the most irresistible heroes I have ever encountered!

Riley’s heroine in Preservation is absolutely perfect for him. Kate Canterbary couldn’t have created a better woman. She is driven and intelligent, and yet she has insecurities and issues that rear their ugly head, causing issues between the two (let’s be honest, though, she isn’t solely to blame). Readers, however, will understand every single feeling that tears her apart, and it is utterly heartbreaking to watch these two struggle to find their happiness. In the end, though, she finds her place in her professional and personal life.

There is not one aspect of this story I disliked or wished was faster or slower. The set up, the growth from friends to lovers, the conflict, the resolution is all just fantastic. Kate Canterbary allows the readers to fall in love with this couple and invest in them together, because they see how good these two are for each other emotionally and physically. This reaction to them as a couple makes readers’s hearts ache when the inevitable conflict appears, and the falling action is hard to witness (I felt like my own heart was breaking). The ending though is everything a Riley Walsh finale should be, and I couldn’t keep my smile off of my face.

The Walshes are such a great family. I want to be a part of this group of dysfunctional siblings that are a tad crazy and unfiltered but filled with so much love. This story is such a wonderful way for the Last Walsh sibling to find love, and I couldn’t, as a reader, ask for anything more.

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#BlogTour “Tycoon” by Katy Evans

Tycoon, an all-new standalone from Katy Evans is available now!!!

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Tycoon by Katy Evans
Publication Date: June 20th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance


 My musings…

4 Little Bit Crowns

I love Katy Evans’s romances. The heroes are always utterly delectable, the heroines are often driven and independent, and yet both are flawed people. Their stories are rife with angst and steam, and she always gives the HEA readers desire. Tycoon delivers in every single one of these areas and is another fantastic romance from Ms. Evans.

Aaric Christos has the silent business man essence down. He walks into the room and owns it, intimidating most people in the room. Although in the beginning he seems cold and distant, as readers get glimpses into his past, they get to see what has shaped this persona he presents to the outside world. As he continues to encounter Bryn, he begins to let his heart shine through and show the real man with emotions behind the business savvy Mr. Christos. The one aspect of Katy Evans’s heroes that I personally love is how they are all in once they decide on a course of action, and Aaric does. With his planning and preparation, he tackles wooing Bryn like any endeavor he takes on, winning the hearts of readers while he is at it.

Bryn Kelly, similar to Aaric, has a tragic past, but readers, especially females, will love how she is trying to make her way in the big city with a new business. Her unwillingness to take no for an answer and continue to pursue her goals are admirable. Even as he flusters her, she keeps coming back, and this fortitude is another great trait. There is one act in the book that may make readers cringe due to the timing of said event; however, I, personally, didn’t feel like it was that bad. There is eventual restraint on both parts, and she tries admirably to stick with her morals and values. Readers will also appreciate how she asks for what she wants and needs from Aaric, especially when it really matters.

The chemistry between them, as with most of Ms. Evans’s couples, is on fire from the beginning. From the moment these two see each other again, tension fills the room, their pasts permeating the air. This tension is only amplified by the many obstacles that stand in their way. The conflict of the novel is pretty clear from the beginning, but the resolution to the conflict had a little twist that I wasn’t expecting. This twist also left me with some unresolved feelings toward a certain character that I had originally found to be charming. Readers will appreciate how Katy Evans ties these pieces of the plot together, making something that seemed insignificant very important to the plot. Readers will really love the ending she gives to Aaric and Bryn, creating one that fits the characters, their development over the course of the novel, and their second-chance romance.

Katy Evans continues to be one of my favorite writers. Her stories are steamy, filled with flawed and real characters, and she takes risks with her choices for characters and plot. Even when I don’t agree with some of the choices her characters make, I still love they story and the writing. I am never disappointed with the whole result, and I am always thoroughly entertained.

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#CoverReveal “Dear Bridget, I Want You” by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

We are excited to bring you the next cover from New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Authors Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland.

DEAR BRIDGET, I WANT YOU is the next standalone Contemporary Romance Novel from this sensational duo releasing on September 18, 2017!

Model: Philip Van den Hoogenband – Chadwick Models Melbourne

Photographer: Brian Jamie

Cover designer: Letitia Hasser, RBA Designs


Synopsis:

Dear Bridget,

I’m writing this letter because it’s highly doubtful I’ll ever garner the courage to say this to your face.

So, here goes.

We’re totally wrong for each other. You’re the proper single mum with a good head on your shoulders. I’m just the carefree British doctor passing through town and temporarily living in your converted garage until I head back to England.

But here’s the thing… for some bloody reason, I can’t stop thinking about you in very inappropriate ways.

I want you.

The only reason I’m even admitting all of this to you right now is because I don’t believe it’s one-sided. I notice your eyes when you look at me, too. And as crass as I appear when we’re joking around about sex, my attraction to you is not a joke.

So, what’s the purpose of this note? I guess it’s a reminder that we’re adults, that sex is healthy and natural, and that you can find me just through the door past the kitchen. More specifically, it’s to let you know that I’m leaving said door cracked open from now on in case you’d like to visit me in the middle of the night sometime.

No questions asked.

Think about it.

Or don’t.

Whatever you choose.

It’s doubtful I’ll even end up sliding this letter under your door anyway.

–Simon

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#CoverReveal “Brick” by Charlie Lee

Brick by Charlie Lee

Coming Soon!!!


Synopsis:
My Sin. Her Redemption.
I’m the man your momma warns you about.  The one you never want to meet in a dark alley.

I fight and protect me, mine, and my own. Take a bullet for anyone I love. No damn job is too gruesome for me. And I’m the most loyal motherf*cker you’ll ever encounter.

I live on the wrong side of the law, and I’m damn proud of it. It’s rooted deep in my soul, stems from the scars of my past.

A pool of blood, a lifeless woman, and a missing child lead me into chaos, smack dab in the middle of it.

Why?

To protect what’s mine. Life has never had perfect timing. My sins and her redemptions are about to collide, leaving me changed forever.

RELEASING AUGUST 3, 2017

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#MBreview “Stay” by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

Stay (WAGS series Book 2)

by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy

Available Now!


 My musings…

4 Sluttyflutter CROWNS

Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy as separate authors are among my favorites, so when they collaborate and publish a new book, it is one of the best book days ever. Their characters are so funny and entertaining, and their stories are always filled with heart as we watch the main characters find their happily ever afters.

In Stay, readers get to meet Matt and Hailey. These two are recovering from recent breakups that have left them off-kilter. With conversations through Fetch, Hailey’s co-owned business, Matt and Hailey form a friendship that quickly becomes more. Although they begin to spend more time together, there is hesitancy on both sides for different reasons. It is very clear from the beginning that these two are really well-suited for each other, and when they are together, the chemistry works. Readers will root for these two to figure it out and acknowledge their feelings for one another.

Another shining moment of this series is the whole cast of characters: the WAGS, Blakey, J-Bomb, Wesmie, and the whole hockey team. The comic relief provided by these characters is fantastic, and I love that they really seem like a family, supporting and making fun of each other. I also really enjoy how these authors chose to represent the WAGs. These women, often in sports romances, are shown to be vindictive and mean-spirited, but these ladies are a unit, supporting each other, and it is a special relationship that I enjoy reading about.

The plot of this story is unique in the fact that the hero and heroine are not your typical romance characters. Matt is charismatic but doesn’t have that cocky swagger. In fact he is weighed down with insecurities of his perceived flaws. Hailey, while attracted to him, is incredibly flustered around him, leading to a bevy of humiliating moments for her. Watching these two rather unsure people navigate a relationship is, in itself, endearing and original. Based on the character development, it is clear what the conflict of the novel is going to be as parts of the plot are revealed, but what readers will not expect is the information that is found to resolve the conflict. By the end of the novel, Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy have changed these characters, making them stronger and confident individuals finally ready for something real, even with all the craziness of life.

Love this book, the series, and these authors. They never disappoint, and Stay certainly falls into this category. I cannot wait to see what else they have in store for us. If my inferences from the novel are correct, the next WAGs book is going to be so good!!!!

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#BlogTour “Talk British to Me” by Robin Bielman

Talk British to Me, an all-new sexy STANDALONE romance

from Robin Bielman is available now!!

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Talk British to Me by Robin Bielman

Genre: Contemporary Romance


 My musings…

4 Slow Burn CROWNS

Talk British to Me by Robin Bielman has been my first book by this author. I found it to be fun and entertaining, a romance that really thrives on the characters and their connection over lust.

The characters, Teague and Mateo, are what really drive this novel. These two are incredibly likable. Mateo has that easy and lovable charm. Readers, just like Teague, sense that he is a player, a limitless flirt, and yet he still retains that factor that draws women to him. He is open and honest, as much as he can be with his job, which only serves to heighten his attractiveness. Underneath this flirtatious nature hides a man with a heart of gentleman. As the readers get to know him, it is clear that he is raised right, and it is this personal side of him that makes readers swoon for him. Teague is a fantastic heroine. Being the youngest in her family, she has left a life of protection to make her own way in a new place. She is confident yet sweet, and she has a determination to be successful on her own. While she has the attributes needed to succeed in a big city, she still maintains that small town charm that makes her appealing to the reader as well as Mateo.

The plot of Talk British to Me is a very slow burn. There are dalliances between the two, but it takes a good portion of the novel to get to the fruition of their attraction. There is tons of tension between the two as they navigate trying to fight their attraction to each other while maintaining their friendship, but their relationship feels authentic and real. Robin Bielman also introduces readers to a host of secondary characters that are just as wonderful, and she leaves us with just enough between two of them to interest readers for the next book (I’m assuming).

Talk British to Me is another romance filled with a cast of lovable characters and authentic romance. Readers will really enjoy the friends to lovers romance, and they will certainly be intrigued with the the possibility of more to come.

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#ExcerptReveal “Trouble” by Avery Flynn

Trouble, an all-new sexy standalone from Avery Flynn is coming June 27th!

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Trouble by Avery Flynn

Release Date: June 27th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance


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Synopsis:

A high school reunion is about to get down and dirty and a whole lot more complicated in this new romance from USA Today bestselling author Avery Flynn.

Brains and a badass attitude. That’s all troublemaker Leah Camacho took with her when she left Catfish Creek. She’d promised herself she’d never go back, but when the invite to her tenth high school reunion arrived along with the chance to show everyone who doubted her what a success she’s made of herself, she couldn’t resist. However, when she discovers a 15-carat, stolen diamond in her rental car’s glove box, there’s only one man she can turn to for help—the same sexy, stubborn domineering man who’d smashed her heart all those years ago.

Sheriff Drew Jackson knew a long time ago that Leah Camacho was nothing but trouble and has sworn to never get caught up in her again—no matter how damn sexy she is or how badly he’d failed to forget her. But, when the woman who test drove his heart right into a concrete wall rolls into Catfish Creek with some serious bad guys on her tail, it’s up to him to keep her safe—even if that means guarding her hot bod 24/7 without giving into temptation or losing his mind.

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#CoverReveal “Fractured Love” by Ella James

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Title: Fractured Love

Author: Ella James

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: July 19, 2017

Cover Designer: Letitia Hasser at RBA Designs


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Synopsis:

I was sixteen when he came to our house. Landon Jones, a boy with nothing, from nowhere. He had cinnamon hair and blue eyes—light blue, just like mine. When we went out as a family with my foster brother, people asked if Landon was my twin. He wasn’t. That year, we found out how much he wasn’t. When my parents caught us, they threw Landon out like trash.

Now I’m twenty-nine, a soon-to-be surgeon, like my mom and dad. I know residency is going to kick my ass, but I had no idea that it would rip my heart out, too. Not until I see him—Dr. Jones.

A standalone that is part of the Off-Limits Romance collection.

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#CoverReveal “The Time in Between” by Kristen Ashley

From New York Times Bestselling author Kristen Ashley, comes the third and final book in her The Magdalene series—THE TIME IN BETWEEN—releasing August 29, 2017! Don’t miss the beautiful cover below, and pre-order your copy today!


About THE TIME IN BETWEEN (The Magdalene Series #3):

After a painful loss, Cady Moreland is coming to Magdalene to start the next chapter of her life. A chapter that began eighteen years ago but had a heartbreaking ending. The time in between was full of family and friendship, but Cady could never get the man she fell in love with all those years ago out of her heart.

Coert Yeager has learned to live without the girl who entered his life right when she shouldn’t and exited delivering a crippling blow he never would have suspected. The time in between was full of failing to find what he was missing…and life-altering betrayal.

But when that girl shows up in Magdalene and buys the town’s beloved lighthouse, even if Coert wants to avoid her, he can’t. A fire in town sparks a different kind of flame that won’t be ignored.

As Cady and Coert question the actions of the two young adults they once were thrown into earth-shattering circumstances, can they learn from what came in between and find each other again?

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#CoverReveal “Love Profound” by Kelly Elliott

LOVE PROFOUND

COWBOYS & ANGELS Book 2

By Kelly Elliott

Standalone

Release Day – September 19, 2017


Synopsis:

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

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

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

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

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#CoverReveal & Announcement “Needing Moore” by Julie A. Richman

A brand-new version of The USA Today Bestselling Needing Moore Series by Julie A. Richman is going to be available containing never seen before NEW FEATURES.

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To celebrate the relaunch of this top-rated series, the all new boxed set will be ON SALE for only 99¢ for a very LIMITED-TIME on 6/26!


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Synopsis:

Sometimes the one you never got over is just a friend request away …

There were no cell phones or internet or google when she left me and I never knew why she walked away from our relationship.

I loved her, like head-over-heels crazy loved her.

And when she walked out on me at the end of our freshman year, without even a goodbye, she broke my heart.

So, I got a surprise gift the other night at my birthday party, an old college friend casually mentioned he saw her on Facebook.

Best present I’ve received in over twenty years.

Now, I’m finally going to get my answer.

She owes me an explanation at to why she left …

Damn, I loved her.

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I was having such a crappy morning at work and then his email arrived.

It was a friend request and to say I was shocked would be an understatement.

A lifetime had passed since we’d last been in contact.

But just seeing his name on my computer screen,

made me react in a way I thought I was no longer capable of,

you see, I had never gotten over loving him,

even though he betrayed me.

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#BlogTour “Strong Enough” by Melanie Harlow & David Romanov

Strong Enough, an all-new sexy standalone from USA Today Bestselling author Melanie Harlow and David Romanov is available now !

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Strong Enough

by Melanie Harlow & David Romanov

Genre: Contemporary MM Romance

Publication Date: June 19, 2017


 My musings…

5 Love is Love CROWNS

Strong Enough couldn’t have been any more perfect. Melanie Harlow and David Romanov not only show how brave and strong people must be to embrace who they are but also to show the world who they love. Maxim and Derek’s story is inspirational and filled to the brim with love, of others and of self, and I couldn’t put it down!

Both of the men in this novel are fantastic characters. Maxim has that exuberance for life that just oozes off of the pages. Other characters and readers cannot help but succumb to his positive energy and endless optimism for the future. Additionally, Maxim is a hard worker, someone who knows good things won’t just come to him, and he is willing to sacrifice to achieve his dreams. The one thing he won’t sacrifice, though, is his happiness and who he is, and for that, readers respect this charismatic hero. Maxim’s love interest in this novel, Derek, couldn’t be more opposite than him. Derek has suppressed who he is in the pursuit of the “perfect life,” and while not all parts of him are hidden, one of the most important parts of him is. Watching him struggle with this part of himself, while at times hurting Maxim in the process, is hard to witness. It doesn’t always leave readers with the best feelings toward Derek. Melanie Harlow and David Romanov, however, depict his internal struggle and self-loathing in such a way that readers end up sympathizing with the war raging inside of him. It also helps that the authors chose a dual point-of-view, showing that Maxim, although hurting, understands the war he faces.

What is absolutely clear from the moment they meet is that these two have undeniable chemistry; it radiates from every page of this book, emotionally and physically. With each passing day, it becomes harder and harder for them, but even when they finally give in it isn’t smooth sailing. These moments are so emotionally charged that readers live for the moments when Maxim and Derek ignite again, each moment becoming hotter and more tender.

The pacing of this story is spot on. Melanie Harlow and David Romanov balance not only a romance but also the story of man looking to achieve his goals in a new country as well as a man trying to find his happily-ever-after. The three components of these stories work so well together and act as an impetus to drive the plot forward, allowing for the development of their relationship as well as them individually as characters. Like any great novel, this story is more than just a romance. It chronicles the struggle of someone coming to terms with who they are and who they love and being brave enough to tell the world. It encapsulates what all LGQBT romances show – love is love, and when Derek and Maxim are together there is no better example. Seeing these two come together, fall apart, and achieve their dreams is truly one of the best stories I’ve read.

I am such a fan of MM romances in general, but this one is really special. A lot of MM romances that I have read deal with characters who are open and out to the public, but watching the struggle for those still coming to terms with their desires and fear of exposure is one I do not see often. It, however, is important as many still struggle with this. This novel speaks to that and gives those fighting a voice, someone to look to and to give them hope that they, too, can find happiness with who they are and who they love. Because at the end of the day, everyone deserves happiness, love, and acceptance for who they are.

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#ReleaseBlitz “Salvaged” by Jay Crownover

New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jay Crownover continues her delightfully sexy Saints of Denver series with the next thrilling standalone, SALVAGED! Don’t miss this amazing new novel and grab your copy today!


Synopsis:

Hudson Wheeler is a nice guy. Everyone knows it, including his fiancée who left him with a canceled wedding and a baby on the way. He’s tired of finishing last and is ready to start living in the moment with nights soaked in whiskey, fast cars, and even faster girls. He’s set to start living on the edge, but when he meets Poppy Cruz, her sad eyes in the most gorgeous face he’s ever seen hook him in right away. Wheeler can see Poppy’s pain and all he wants to do is take care of her and make her smile, whatever it takes.

Poppy can’t remember a time when she didn’t see strangers as the enemy. After a lifetime of being hurt from the men who swore to protect her, Poppy’s determined to keep herself safe by keeping everyone else at arm’s length. Wheeler’s sexy grin and rough hands from hours restoring classic cars shouldn’t captivate her, but every time she’s with him, she can’t help being pulled closer to him. Though she’s terrified to trust again, Poppy soon realizes it might hurt even more to shut Wheeler out—and the intense feelings pulsing through her are making it near impossible to resist him.

The only thing Poppy is sure of is that her heart is in need of some serious repair, and the more time she spends with Wheeler, the more she’s convinced he’s the only man with the tools to fix it.

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#ReleaseBlitz “Tycoon” by Katy Evans

Tycoon, an all-new standalone from Katy Evans is LIVE!!!

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Tycoon by Katy Evans
Publication Date: June 20th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance


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Synopsis:

He wasn’t always this rich. This hot. This difficult.

Aaric Christos was a guy who protected me. Wanted me. Maybe even loved me.

That man is gone.

In his place is the most powerful real estate tycoon in the city.

He’s a cold, ruthless, aggressive businessman.

The only one who can save me and my startup from ruin.

It takes every ounce of courage to put my pride aside and ask for his help.

I didn’t expect him to offer it easily.

And he doesn’t.

Instead, he vets me harder than he’s vetted anyone.

Don’t invest in what you don’t know, he says.

He’s assessing every piece of me, to the point I’ve never felt so bare.

I yearn for the boy I once knew, whose touch once craved me.

Putting it all on the line will be worth it, I tell myself.

Until I realize—too late—that some risks are not worth taking.

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#ReleaseBlitz “Scored” by Marquita Valentine

Scored, a sexy all-new STANDALONE

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Title: Scored

Author: Marquita Valentine

Publication Date: June 20th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance


 Synopsis:

Dallas Drake has a big salary and an even bigger…ego…and he’s not afraid to use either of them to his advantage. As infamous as he is attractive, Dallas has all the equipment necessary to bring home the win.

The first time I met him, I was in handcuffs.

The second, he saved me when I fell off a ladder.

Now? Now we’re working together to plan a charity event.

I may not be interested in what Dallas has to offer, but as the game goes on, I’m becoming more open to his passes.

Is he looking for the win, or just determined to score?

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#NewRelease “The Colorado Mountain Series” by Kristen Ashley

ANNOUNCING THREE BEAUTIFUL NEW TRADE PAPERBACK EDITIONS FROM THE COLORADO MOUNTAIN SERIES!

THE GAMBLE by Kristen Ashley (June 20, 2017; Forever Trade Paperback; $9.99)

SWEET DREAMS by Kristen Ashley (June 20, 2017; Forever Trade Paperback; $9.99)

LADY LUCK by Kristen Ashley (June 20, 2017; Forever Trade Paperback; $9.99)


THE GAMBLE

Life isn’t meant to be perfect. It’s meant to be lived . . .

Nina Sheridan thought she’d found the perfect man who would become the perfect husband. She was wrong. When Nina realizes the man she planned to grow old with doesn’t know her at all, it’s time to rethink her idea of perfect. And what better place to get her life in order than a remote Colorado mountain town halfway around the world?

Gnaw Bone, Colorado, may not be flashy or cosmopolitan, but it’s got a brand of hospitality all its own. Nina isn’t entirely sure she’s ready to trade the life she thought she wanted in England for cozy evenings in her mountain retreat, and she definitely isn’t sure she’s ready to handle the connection she feels to the owner of her rental house, Max Holden . . .

Nina didn’t come to Colorado to find love, but even the best-laid plans can go awry. Now, if Nina can let go of her past, Max-and a future in Gnaw Bone-might just be the perfect second chance she’s been waiting for.

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