#CoverReveal “The Punk and the Plaything” by B.B. Reid

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The Punk and the Plaything is the third installment in the When Rivals Play series and is coming December 9th! 

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From bestselling author B.B. Reid comes a riveting, second chance romance…

Never trust a nice ass and a smile. That girl is definitely poison.

When I first came to Blackwood Keep, I was just looking for a thrill. 

Instead, I found a beautiful fraud—a tomboy my wildest dreams couldn’t conjure.  

Bee didn’t just run with boys; she ran the boys. It was only a matter of time before I gave chase. 

It took one summer for me to win her over and two to lose her forever.

My summer love turned ice queen. Without heart or thought, she ruined me. 

Four years and an ocean between us, I still can’t forget that she chose my cousin…so I won’t.

When the clock strikes twelve, you’re mine, Cinderella. 

It’s too late to turn back time. 

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#CoverReveal “Inappropriate” by Vi Keeland

Inappropriate

Release date January 20th, 2020 

A Standalone Contemporary Romance 

#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Vi Keeland

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BLURB

Terminated for inappropriate behavior.

I couldn’t believe the letter in my hands.

Nine years. Nine damn years I’d worked my butt off for one of the largest companies in America, and I was fired with a form letter when I returned home from a week in Aruba.

All because of a video taken when I was on vacation with my friends—a private video made on my private time. Or so I thought…

Pissed off, I cracked open a bottle of wine and wrote my own letter to the gazillionaire CEO telling him what I thought of his company and its practices.

I didn’t think he’d actually respond.

I certainly never thought I’d suddenly become pen pals with the rich jerk.

Eventually, he realized I’d been wronged and made sure I got my job back.

Only…it wasn’t the only thing Grant Lexington wanted to do for me.

But there was no way I was getting involved with my boss’s boss’s boss. Even if he was ridiculously gorgeous, confident, and charming.

It would be completely wrong, inappropriate even.

Sort of like the video that got me into trouble to begin with.

Two wrongs don’t make a right.

But sometimes it’s twice as fun.

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#CoverReveal “The Lineup” by Meghan Quinn

THE LINEUP (Brentwood Baseball #3) by Meghan Quinn
Release Date: December 5th


Blurb:
Want to know a secret?

It’s about that girl over there.
Don’t look, but she’s the one in the power suit—with the long, black hair and the serious expression, the one I’m about to go on a date with . . .

Yeah, according to her, she “accidentally” donated an obscene amount of money to my charity — The Lineup — to win said date but I found out the truth. Miss. Button Up Blouse has a secret, passionate crush on me.

I didn’t know her name until two days ago, despite the friends we have in common.
Was I oblivious? Probably.
Was I blind to it? Definitely.

But I’m no fool, I see it now. The High Heel Harlot wants more than just a date with Jason Orson, she wants to be able to claim the best butt in baseball as hers.

Here’s another secret . . . she has no idea I know.

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#NewRelease “In the Unlikely Event” by L.J. Shen

“The perfect blend of soul crushing angst, laugh out loud wit and heart melting romance.”–Helena Hunting, New York Times bestselling author

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From USA Today and #1 Amazon bestselling author L.J. Shen comes a new, contemporary romance with heart-wrenching twists and laugh-out-loud moments. This standalone is like no other by this author. In The Unlikely Event is available now!


Aundi’s Musings…

5 He Kept the Napkin Stars

LJ has created a completely one of a kind romance, that will overwhelm you with all the feelings it conjures, in the most delicious ways. She pulls at each of your emotions like the strings of a guitar, until your left drifting in the song that her words have created, trapped and unwilling to let go. This book is something so different and so wonderful. But filled with all the things that we love about LJ including her dirty and cheeky humor. I could not get enough of this story and I’m sad to see these characters go. This is definitely going to be a book I will reread again and again. 

The first flakes of snow fall around us. On my nose. Eyelashes. Shoulders. A storm is brewing inside my snow globe.

One of the things I love most about LJ are the imperfections she gives her characters; it makes them so much more relatable. And Mal and Rory are no different. They are both broken in their own ways due to their individual circumstances. But from the moment they meet it’s as if they were destined to be. Their connection is instant and so incredibly strong, it doesn’t feel forced it just is. They are two completely different people from two different worlds who found each other due to circumstances beyond their control. 

This guy can move me without touching me, and touch me without laying a finger on me. His grandfather was right. He’s trouble. 

I love that they must fight to be together. Relationships are hard and they are messy. People make mistakes and things happen that you can’t be control. But it’s what you do with those experiences that define who you are. And it’s the relationship cultivated out of those same experiences that shows how strong your love is. Mal and Rory’s love is not easy it’s messy and raw. LJ brings out all the angst with their story. But that just makes you want them to figure it out that much more. 

“Well, I’m a pacifist, so don’t worry about me. I’ll never kill you.” 

“You already have.”

My heart broke for each of them for completely separate reasons. But the brokenness of them is what endeared me to them. Their individual struggles and the unwillingness to truly let go of the other make your heart soar. LJ makes you fall in love with them as individuals and then as the couple you so desperately want them to become.

The familiar chill turns hot again, and I know he is my lighter. Ready to set me on fire with a flick of his fingers.

This book is unlike anything LJ has written but on the same token has her signature all over it. I’ve never read anything quite like this story and I don’t think I will. This book will fill the void of finding something a little different to read. It’s one of the best second chance romances I’ve ever read, and I’m not usually a fan of second chance romances. I was completely consumed from the prologue all the way until the very last sentence. I am utterly obsessed with this new world that LJ has created. 

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Sarah’s Musings…

5 SHAKE MY SNOW GLOBE CROWNS

So different, and yet uniquely L.J. Shen! I absolutely loved this new world and characters. IN THE UNLIKELY EVENT is going to shake up your snowglobe.

What I love most about any L.J. Shen book is that her characters are flawed, maybe a bit broken or jaded from the hand they have been dealt, but what I also love about her characters is that they find love. Always. The love is in someone whole or some just or more broken than they are. But her stories show me that love is out there for everyone, and ITUE exemplifies this in so many ways.

Mal and Rory are everything we love about a young romance – the epic, whirlwind love. Through them we feel the incorruptible purity of romance and the pure innocence of love. The serendipitous nature of their initial meeting has all the swoon-worthy moments readers die over.

The Mal and Rory we meet as adults have become a bit jaded because it’s life. Things happen. We make assumptions. We cast people as villains. We make excuses for those we love. We make mistakes. All of these things shape who we are and the futures we carve out for ourselves. What is epically romantic about it all is that these two are still drawn to each other, that through the muck of life, their hearts and souls still call to each other.

In the Unlikely Event, though, is something special. I don’t know if it is the setting or the way they meet or the fact that these two still find each other, but there is something that sits in your soul, that has you feeling bereft when you read the final line because it’s over. There is something unique and witty and funny and romantic that grips onto your heart and doesn’t let go. And as with any Shen novel, there are lasting themes that relate to the way we love the resonates in not just my heart but my mind. And that is magical in and of itself.

In the Unlikely Event is different. It is. Will you find all the signature things fans love about her books? Absolutely. LJ’s stamp is all over this book, but it is something different in the romance world right now. I know I’ve never read a story like it, and I don’t think I will for some time.

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Tricia’s Musings…

3 crazy CROWNS

Well, Ms Shen wasn’t lying when she said she was writing one crazy, out of character book. In the Unlikely Event is certainly different and rather odd and to be honest, it wasn’t really my cup of tea.

There were certain parts I really enjoyed, the first chapters from the past especially. I loved the intensity of Rory and Mal’s first meeting, the humor and their banter, as well as the first hint that things were not quite what they seemed to be. I also really liked the many points of view, even though most of them were quirky and somewhat silly, nevertheless they did make me laugh.

The lack of communication, or miscommunication, is where the story lost me I’m afraid. It’s one of the things I find particularly frustrating in a book and it made it difficult for me to connect to this couple. Unfortunately, this, together with some rather manipulative behaviour, drove the plot for the majority of the book and created angst where, for me, it really wasn’t necessary. There was too much going on and, in my opinion, too many pointless secrets kept and lies told, lies which were believed based on rather flimsy evidence. We got so close to a reveal on a number of occasions before a deliberate distraction had us veering off in another direction, and it made me want to scream. Although I felt as though the story settled down towards the end, sadly for me it was too late as by that point, I really didn’t care for any of the characters.

Each to their own as they say and although this book was not for me, I do hope that many other readers will enjoy In the Unlikely Event.

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#NewRelease “Disarm” by Karina Halle

Karina Halle, the New York Times bestselling author of Discretion, lifts the veil off a privileged family dynasty to reveal a wealth of secrets and dangerous obsessions.

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Title: Disarm
Author: Karina Halle
Release Date: November 19, 2019
Publisher: Montlake

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Seraphine Dumont seems to have it all: she’s gorgeous, brilliant, and part of one of France’s most illustrious dynasties. But underneath the facade, Seraphine struggles to hold it all together. Besides grieving her adoptive father’s suspicious and sudden death, she also shares a tenuous role in the family business with Blaise, her in-name-only cousin. As tumultuous as their history is, he may be the only member of the deceptive Dumont family she can trust.

Seraphine is a temptation Blaise can’t resist. The torch he’s carried for years still burns. It’s his secret—a quiet obsession just out of reach. Until his brother demands that he spy on the increasingly cagey Seraphine, whom their father considers a dispensable Dumont outlier. But the more Blaise watches her and the closer he gets, the more he sees Seraphine may have every right to be suspicious. And she could be the next one in danger—from his own family.

As blood runs hot and hearts give in, Seraphine and Blaise have only each other. But can their love survive the secrets they’re about to uncover?

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#Review “Corrupt” by Penelope Douglas

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Corrupt by Penelope Douglas

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Aundi’s Musings…

5 Little Monster Crowns

This book was Gritty, Dark and utterly delicious. The utmost definition of a page turner and Dark Romance at its finest! Penelope had me completely enrapture from the first page and I could not put it down until the last. I was on the edge of my seat absolutely riveted waiting to see what new twist and turn Penelope had in store. 

There were dark deeds and bad seeds, but who cared if the house was falling apart as long as it was pretty, right?

If you like your books intense, dark, suspenseful and chock full of all the heat you can handle than this book is for you! This story was all the things I’ve come to love with this genera. I was captivated with the way Penelope wrote the story and brought so much life to these characters. 

Each character brought their own thrill to the story and were completely individualized. She wrote them so well you could see each of them in their own light. I love this so much about her writing. They can all do the exact same thing but because of how she wrote them, it will determine if you like them or not. This is why I don’t like Damian that and a myriad of other reasons. It’s going to take a lot to endear me to him, but I don’t doubt Penelope will work her magic and I’ll end up liking him at some point. 

“I’m hungry, Rika,” he said, pressing his hard body into my back, his lips hovering over mine. “I want everything they tell me I can’t have, and I see that hunger in you, too.”

Michael and Rika are a deliciously deviant slow burn. That will melt your Kindle when they finally combust. Their push and pull was magnificent, Michael from the start was pushing Rika to be more, to stand up for herself and stop letting everyone coddle her. It’s exactly what she needs! They each have a darkness in themselves and it gravitates and recognizes the darkness in the other. They are so HOT together and the way they play is enough to turn a nun on! (Steam Room is all I’m going say about that).

“Rika,” he whispered against my neck. “I need you. I need you every day, every hour, every minute…..”

This book is completely unapologetic and wonderfully original. If you don’t like your romances dark/suspenseful and full of grit than I wouldn’t recommend reading this. But if you love your romance more on the dirty side, with thrills that will have you on bated breath just waiting to see what’s going to happen, than this is most definitely a book for you! Penelope is a master at her craft and I can’t wait to see where the rest of the boy’s end up and just what type of woman bring them to their knees!!

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#NewRelease “The Rebel King” by Kennedy Ryan

“Every time I think Kennedy Ryan can’t possibly raise the bar any further, she proves me wrong in the most delightful way possible. Lennix left me breathless. Maxim stole my heart.” — Katee Robert, New York Times Bestselling Author

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The Rebel King, the stunning, beautiful conclusion to the All The King’s Men Duet, from USA Today bestselling author Kennedy Ryan, is available now! Get ready for a binge read!


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Synopsis:

Ambition. Revenge. Love.

RITA® Award-winning author Kennedy Ryan delivers the gripping conclusion to the All the King’s Men Duet.

Raised to resist. Bred to fight. Survival is in my blood and surrender is never an option.

Though surrender is what Maxim Cade demanded of my body and heart, I had other plans. We were fast-burning fascination and combustible chemistry, but the man I trusted with everything was a trickster. A thief who stole my love. If what we had was a lie, why did it feel so real? The man I swore to hate will have it all, and wants me at his side. But power is a game, and we’re the pawns and players.

Facing insurmountable odds, will we win the world, or will we lose it all?

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#CoverReveal “Gilded Lily” by Staci Hart

Gilded Lily, the second in the Bennett Brothers series from Staci Hart, is coming in only 17 days. I am so excited! Check out the beautiful cover for this upcoming release. I love the vibe of this series and the covers are to die for! Mark your calendars for December 5th!


Synopsis:

They say there’s no such thing as perfect. But I’ve built my life to perfection—the perfect boyfriend, the perfect apartment, the perfect career planning celebrity weddings. My job—my only job—is to make sure every event is absolutely and completely perfect.

What’s not perfect? Kash Bennet.

And I wish I didn’t find that so appealing. I could have told you every perfectly imperfect thing about the gardener at Longbourne. Like his hair, lush and black and far too long. Or his nose, the flat bridge of a Greek god, bent a little like it’s been broken. Or his size. Beastly. Roped and corded with muscles, gleaming with sweat and peppered with dirt.

There’s no escaping him, not if I’m going to use his family’s flower shop for my events.

But nothing is what it seems. And in the span of a heartbeat, my perfect life is turned inside out.

They say the best way to get over somebody is to get under somebody new. When Kash offers his services to the cause, it sounds like the perfect plan.

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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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Sarah’s Musings…

What is there to say about The Rebel King? It was consuming, inspiring, and emotional. It pulled on every single heart string I have, and when it was all said and done I wasn’t ready to move on or say goodbye. I wanted a million and one epilogues. I wanted to stay with Maxim and Lennix well into their relationship, like old and gray.

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Synopsis:

“I’d move heaven and earth, I’d buy heaven and earth, for her.”.Ambition. Revenge. Love..
RITA® Award-winning author Kennedy Ryan delivers the gripping conclusion to the All the King’s Men Duet.

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Raised to resist. Bred to fight. Survival is in my blood and surrender is never an option.
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Though surrender is what Maxim Cade demanded of my body and heart, I had other plans. We were fast-burning fascination and combustible chemistry, but the man I trusted with everything was a trickster. A thief who stole my love. If what we had was a lie, why did it feel so real? The man I swore to hate will have it all, and wants me at his side. But power is a game, and we’re the pawns and players.

Facing insurmountable odds, will we win the world, or will we lose it all?

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#NewReleases for the Week of November 17, 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.


  • 11/17 – The Rebel King – Kennedy Ryan
  • 11/19 – In the Unlikely Event – L.J. Shen
  • 11/19 – Outmatched – Kristen Callihan & Samantha Young
  • 11/19 – Your Christmas Love – Layla Hagen
  • 11/19 – Demise of a Self-Centered Playboy – Piper Rayne
  • 11/19 – Mancuffed – Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby
  • 11/19 – Shelf Awareness – Katie Ashley
  • 11/19 – Headstrong Like Us – Krista & Becca Ritchie
  • 11/19 – Winter Tales – Tiffany Reisz
  • 11/19 – Two Together – Lisa Renee Jones
  • 11/19 – Dangerous Games – J.T. Geissinger
  • 11/19 – Dangerous Game – LP Dover
  • 11/19 – Win Big – Kelly Jamieson
  • 11/19 – Wall Street Titan – Anna Zaires
  • 11/19 – The Story of Us – Melody Grace
  • 11/19 – Something Just Like This – Jennifer Probst
  • 11/19 – Disarm – Karina Halle
  • 11/19 – London Soul – Nana Malone
  • 11/19 – Dean – Jillian Quinn
  • 11/21 – Break the Rules – Roxie Noir
  • 11/21 – Blindsided – Amy Daws
  • 11/21 – The One Night Stand before Christmas – Jana Aston
  • 11/21 – Heathen – Sapphire Knight
  • 11/21 – Lipsmacker – Alison G. Bailey
  • 11/21 – Hidden Truths – K Webster & Nikki Ash
  • 11/21 – One Complicated Christmas – Mika Jolie
  • 11/22 – Hating You – JL Beck & C. Hallman
  • 11/23 – Leave Me – LP Lovell

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#Review “The Fall of Legend” by Meghan March

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Release Date: November 12, 2019


Sarah’s Musings…

4 Give Me More CROWNS

As with any Meghan March book, color me intrigued. I’m completely hooked into the story of Gabriel and Scarlet.

Gabriel Legend is a man with the weight of the world on his shoulders. Although he is that alpha man, there are a lot of areas of his life that he is struggling with, and I found this to be a nice change of pace to her typical alpha heroes who have it all together and rule their kingdom. His guilt over the past, the need to prove himself as more, motivates him. I found a really respected him as a male character.

Scarlet is a unique heroine. I liked that she seemed to be the pursuer in this relationship. Even in book one, she evolves and changes so much, and she isn’t afraid to go after what she wants, even if she gets burned.

This is book one of three, so a lot of this book is the exposition – who they are, their pasts, their conflicts, and the layering of issues these two will face independently and as a couple. There is much story in terms of plot progression, as a result. What I can say is that what she has hinted at in terms of what is two come over the course of trilogy is going to be one heck of a ride, and I am here for it.

The Fall of Legend is gearing up to another great suspense. My mind is already running with all the possibilities.

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#NewRelease “Iron Crowne” by CD Reiss

“Beyond sexy, beyond stunning, and Byron Crowne is the alpha of the year! Iron Crowne is CD Reiss at her potent, powerful best!” —Sierra Simone, USA Today bestselling author

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Iron Crowne, an all-new wickedly sexy and addicting enemies to lovers standalone from New York Times bestselling author CD Reiss, is available now!


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Byron Crowne is a charming liar and a gorgeous monster.

I detest him.

I can’t resist him.

He’s awakened desires I didn’t know I had.

When he touches me, I need to fight him . . . and I need him to win.

Our one night stand bruises my skin and leaves dents in the walls, but the sheets aren’t the only thing we shred that night.

And suddenly, the stakes are higher than ever.

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Olivia Monroe lights a fire in me that died a long time ago.

I’m a different man when I’m with her. I need to own her, take her, mark her as mine.

Everything changes when she might be pregnant and for the first time in my life . . . I’m powerless against this stubborn, untamable woman.

She’s the one in control and I have an impossible job:

Prove I’m worthy to be a father.

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#Review “Insatiable” by Melanie Harlow

“Insatiable is absolute magic! Fabulous banter, volcanic level heat and a hero so sexy and swoon worthy he kicks all other book boyfriends off their pedestals.”

—Helena Hunting, New York Times bestselling author

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Insatiable, an all-new “steamy and irresistible” friends to lovers romance from USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow is available now!


Aundi’s Musings…

5 Insatiable CROWNS

This is the first book by Melanie that I have read, and I have to say it won’t be my last. Melanie has created the perfect mixture of heat, heart and angst that will keep you wanting more. This story seriously checked all the boxes for me, and I couldn’t be happier. Melanie’s words will draw you completely into the story and won’t let you go until the last page!!

But she was like gravity—no matter what I did, I couldn’t fight the physical pull of her. I was never going to win.

Noah and Meg were complete Perfection. Friends since high school they are at home with each other and utterly comfortable. They don’t want to mess up their friendship but at the same time there has always been an attraction between them, one that they’ve fought for years. Well when Meg comes home for her sister’s wedding they cave into their attraction and all bets are off. I’m not normally a huge fan of friends to lovers, but the way that Melanie wrote them you can’t help but fall in love with them. 

The intense heat between them was pure freaking FIRE!! You could feel the chemistry jump off the pages and heat your skin with its intensity. Melanie wrote it so well it felt like a completely natural progression from their interactions in the story. 

“Cum again for me,” I demanded. “Let me feel you.”

I loved everything about this book. The whole story felt natural and the progression from friends to lovers was perfect. Melanie has a phenomenal way with words that will draw you in and hold you completely captivated. The raw angst from this story will have you aching down to your soul. And only Melanie’s words will help sooth that ache. As I said before this is the first book by Melanie that I have read, apparently, I’ve been living under a rock. So please excuse me while I go and read her entire back list…. Don’t miss out on this sensational friends to lovers romance that will give you Every. Single. One. Of. The. FEELS…… 

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Sarah’s Musings…

4.5 HOTTTTT CROWNS

HOLY!! This has to be one of the hottest Melanie Harlow books I have read. I always tout Harlow as being the perfect blend of sweet and steamy. She brings the small town romance feel with all the heat I need in the bedroom, but this one. This one. I wasn’t prepared.

The steam factor is upped due in large part to Noah. I died for this hero. He was perfection, with his care for his brother, his profession as a cop, and his predilections in the bedroom. There wasn’t a bad thing I could say about him. His hang-ups are understandable, well-developed through his characterization.

Meg is the next Sawyer sister to find love. I enjoyed her character overall, and I loved that she took ownership of what she liked in the bedroom. She is also brave enough and willing enough to take a chance on her heart and the future she wants.

Insatiable is a bit of friends to lover, small-town, second chance-ish all rolled into one. There is a bit of it all. And while, the conflict is expected, I did love the overall idea behind the heroine’s choices. I love that she made decisions based on more than just her feelings for Noah, but also for herself. I do wish that the groveling and apology, the redemption was a bit longer or more poignant. It was a bit too quick.

Insatiable has been my absolute favorite of the standalones in the Cloverleigh Farms series. I love the family, the world, and this couple in particular.

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#NewRelease “His Royal Highness” by R.S. Grey

R.S. Grey’s next romantic comedy, HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS, is available today! Find out more below and grab your copy now!


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I’ve spent eight years wishing I’d fall out of love with Derek Knightley. Blowing out birthday candles, chasing after shooting stars, making it rain spare change into mall fountains—every time it’s the same wish: forget about Derek.

But the day he walks back into my life, I realize there are two things time has yet to soften: my feelings for him and his chiseled jawline.

It’s infuriating that my heart still races when he walks into a room. I refuse to fall prey to old unrequited love, so I decide the less I’m around him, the better. Avoidance is key.

Unfortunately, Derek isn’t going to make it easy. As a teenager, I would have crawled on my hands and knees to attract his attention. Now I can’t seem to escape it.

I’m not sure why he’s bothering. He’s not just out of my league—he’s out of my tax bracket. As the sole heir to the Knightley Company, he’s as close to American royalty as you can get. As for me, I’m just a part-time princess at Knightley’s flagship magical theme park.

I spend my days playing make-believe, but Derek has no use for fairytales. His unwavering confidence makes it clear he thinks I’ll surrender in the end.

He’s just biding his time.

Making me sweat.

His Royal Highness always gets what he wants.

And he wants me.

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#Excerpt “Interpreter” by Kristy Marie

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Take a peek inside Kristy Marie’s next release, INTERPRETER! This is a standalone Contemporary Romance packed with so many feels and hilarious moments that it can only be topped by one crazy, tension-fueled couple! See what readers are anticipating as her best book yet! Arriving on your kindle December 6th! 


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Synopsis:

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A girl walks into a bar—wait, wrong story.
A girl walks into her classroom—well, technically, there is a bar in this story—where she finds a handsome prince perched atop her desk like a sweet thank you note from a parent.
But when he looked at her, he frowned and painfully shook her hand as if it killed him to do so.
Okay, so this is my story, and I may have exaggerated a teeny bit.
Truth is: I’m a five-foot-tall foreign language teacher, and Timaeus Lambros is my co-teacher—not a prince on my desk—for the rest of the semester.
His stupid-hot face gets on my nerves.
So does his well-fitting jeans.
Charming and gorgeous men like him should not be teachers. They should be locked away in a storage closet… with me.
But that’s just a teachers’ lounge fantasy with a big dreamy sigh attached.
Tim and I can never be a thing. He’s broody and closed off while I’m the new owner of a one-way ticket back to Costa Rica, thanks to budget cuts.
But my abuelita always said life wasn’t a fairytale. So even if Tim does have a magical tongue and a dreamy body, we still might not get a happily ever after.

Tim-

This wasn’t supposed to be my life.
I was supposed to be someone. I had a job. I had options. I had all five senses.
Until I didn’t.
Until a genetic defect became a demon inside me, eating me from the inside out, taking everything I ever loved.
So I fought it—starved it—until I became an empty shell of the man I used to be.

I wouldn’t miss the sound of the music I used to play.
I wouldn’t miss the camaraderie I used to share with my brothers.
I wouldn’t miss Timaeus Lambros—the old me.
Until I did.
Until my therapist goaded me into proving that I had moved on from grieving my deafness.
Suddenly, I’m shoved into a classroom with a feisty Latina and a bunch of preteens.
I’m in way over my head.
The chaos…
The arguments…
And don’t even get me started on the kids.
Being a teacher was not part of my plan.
Neither was craving to hear her words and exploring her body.
Milah Iglesias was mine the moment she signed a four-letter word.
And no amount of budget cuts or international borders will rip her away from me now.

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#Review “Gypsy King” by Devney Perry

Gypsy King by Devney Perry
Series: Tin Gypsy
Published by Self on 10/29/19
Genres: Romantic Suspense


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5 Gypsy CROWNS

I don’t know where I’ve been that this is the first book by Devney that I have read, but I am here to tell you that it won’t be my last. She has crafted a multilayered storyline full of angst, intrigue, sexual tension, and suspense. Once you think you know what’s going on, she throws a curve ball and leaves you breathless. I loved everything about this story and I can’t wait until the next book releases. If you love your antihero’s with strong heroines that don’t take any shit, than this book is for you!!! 

My name in his voice gave me goosebumps on my skin. 

Bryce is a super ambitious woman who is incredibly smart and quick witty. She’s firey which is exactly what I love in my heroines. I love the woman who can bring a man to his knees with her mind alone. The banter between her and Dash is fantastic they both don’t pull any punches with each other and it’s so easy to get lost in their word play. Bryce does not back down from Dash and he is not used to that at all. I internally high fived her every time she shut him down and didn’t cower to his dominance.  

“She’s under your skin.” And soaking deeper, down to the bone, every day. 

Dash is not used to women like Bryce. He actually has to put forth some effort in order to get her submit. She drives him crazy and he loves every minute of it. Dash is the definition of Alpha he was the President of the Tin Gypsy MC so he is used to getting what he wants when he wants. Dash is perfect, he has an air of dominance to him and the right level of arrogance to make him supremely drool worthy. Not only that but when he slowly starts to drop his walls with Bryce you get to see a whole different side to him that would make any girl swoon. 

We hadn’t made a commitment. We hadn’t made promises. Except as I stood and watched her leave, I realized that no other woman would kiss me again. 

This story intrigued me from that start. Seriously once I started I could not put this down until the very end. Also, it is based on an MC sure it’s disbanded but it definitely still has that vibe. So, if MC romance isn’t for you maybe stay away from this one. And fair warning the ending definitely leaves you with a ton of questions which I’m hoping get answered as the story progresses. But if you take the chance on this you will not be disappointed with the world that Devney has created. Continue Reading

#NewRelease “Hitching the Cowboy” by Kennedy Fox

HITCHING THE COWBOY

Circle B Ranch Series

By Kennedy Fox

Release Day – November 12th


Synopsis:

Wedding bells are the last thing on twenty-two year old Riley Bishop’s mind, but that’s exactly what he hears after waking up in Vegas next to a woman he just met—his new wife.

He never saw her coming, but she might be worth the risk.

Zoey Mitchell is high on life, free spirited, and adventurous. However, learning she married a rowdy cowboy after a night of partying is not what she expected—even for her.

She’s risking it all, gambling with her heart.

Deciding to give their instant marriage a chance, Zoey moves from her big city life to a small town Texas ranch. She has to know if their connection is based on more than just a wild one-night stand before announcing to her family that she got hitched.

One moment changes everything—for better or worse—and a secret could destroy them both.

**This is a full-length stand-alone novel in the Circle B Ranch series and a spin-off from the Bishop Brothers series. You don’t need to read any of the other books beforehand to enjoy this one!**

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#Review “Enamoured” by Giana Darling

ENAMOURED (The Enslaved Duet #2) by Giana Darling
Release Date: November 8th


Sarah’s Musings…

4 Love of the Gods CROWNS

GAHH!! Giana’s writing is always so solid, her prose gorgeously written, and Enamoured is the exemplification off all that I love about her style.

Master Alexander did not disappoint in any capacity with the way he loves and fights for Cosima. I honestly couldn’t have loved this man who thinks so little of his capacity to love but has the biggest heart.

Cosmi transform from a slave to a queen, and I loved the way she evolves and comes to terms with what she loves about submission. She is also always willing to sacrifice for those she loves and punish those who harm them.

The plot was way more involved than I thought it would be, and there were many threads running, which at times detracted from the overall plot of Alexander and Cosima. Without giving away spoilers, there are parts that I felt were glossed over, that I wanted more details about, more build up to those moments. Now this is a lengthy book, so maybe that wasn’t possible. I did love the epilogue, and my heart was so happy for these two people who fought so hard for the HEA.

Overall, I loved this world. I became enamoured with this couple and, as always, the writing of Giana Darling.

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#NewRelease “Insatiable” by Melanie Harlow

“Insatiable is absolute magic! Fabulous banter, volcanic level heat and a hero so sexy and swoon worthy he kicks all other book boyfriends off their pedestals.”

—Helena Hunting, New York Times bestselling author

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Insatiable, an all-new “steamy and irresistible” friends to lovers romance from USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow is available now!


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Synopsis:

I didn’t mean to see him naked–it was an accident.

It had to be, right?

Because Noah McCormick and I have never been anything more than friends. In all the years I’ve known him, he’s never once laid a finger on me. And even though he was a cute lifeguard at 16 and a hotter-than-hell sheriff’s deputy at 34, he’s always been that protective guy I could trust to keep his hands to himself. I never wanted to mess with that.

Until I walked in on him getting out of the shower and saw his hard, muscular body totally bare and dripping wet. At that moment I never wanted to mess with anything so badly in my entire life.

I should have covered my eyes. Said I was sorry. At the very least, I could have handed him a towel.

After all, I was only in town for a few days, and he was just doing me a favor by escorting me to my sister’s wedding. It wasn’t a real date.

But I didn’t apologize. And he didn’t cover up.

(Talk about a hot mess.)

After all those years of being just friends, suddenly we’re insatiable.

He’s made it clear he’s not interested in romance. Which is fine with me because

I’ve got a plane ticket back to my real life at the end of the week.

It’s all in fun…or is it?

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#Trailer “Kiss Me with Lies” by S.M. Soto

Two sisters. One unsolved murder. A sickening plot for revenge.

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Kiss Me With Lies, an all-new suspenseful, must-read romance from S.M. Soto, is coming December 3rd and we have the the trailer!


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Synopsis:

When Mackenzie Wright attends her first real high school party, held somewhere deep in the woods of her small California town, no one expects to wake up the next morning to news of a gruesome murder. Especially not her own sister’s.

No suspects.

No motive.

No convictions.

Just one unsolved murder and whatever’s left of the now deserted town.

Mackenzie has spent years with her sister’s death weighing heavily on her shoulders, but it isn’t until she stumbles across a photograph that changes everything for her. The memories, everything from that night, come flashing back in high-speed technicolor and Mackenzie soon finds herself obsessed with the truth.

Determined to find out what really happened to her sister, Mackenzie relies on that one photograph to give her the answers she needs by embedding herself into the lives of five of the wealthiest men in Los Angeles. Consumed by her need for revenge, Mackenzie infiltrates the world of the rich and elite, only to come face-to-face with an alluring complication in the form an elusive playboy.

When enemy lines are drawn, Mackenzie has to choose between her loyalty to her sister and the man who has stolen her heart. 

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