#NewRelease “On the Rocks” by Kandi Steiner

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On the Rocks, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by Kandi Steiner is LIVE!


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Synopsis:

Noah Becker is nothing but trouble.

That’s what Mama told me when I was a kid, kicking his pew in church and giggling at the games we’d play. It’s what the town said when his father died and the Becker brothers went wild.

And it’s on repeat in my mind the day I walk into the whiskey distillery where he works to buy a wedding gift for my fiancé.

He’s trouble.

Dirty, sweaty, rude trouble.

No matter how many times I repeat it, I can’t escape Noah in our small Tennessee town. And the more I run into him, the more he infuriates me. Because he sees what no one else does.

He sees me—the real me.

The me I’m not sure I’m allowed to be.

I’m Ruby Grace Barnett, the mayor’s daughter. Soon to be a politician’s wife, just like Mama and Daddy always wanted. Soon to fulfill my family’s legacy, just like I always knew I would.

Until the boy everyone warned me about makes me question everything, like whether the wedding I’m planning is one I even want.

Everyone said Noah Becker was nothing but trouble.

If only I had listened.

A stand-alone, contemporary romance.

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#CoverReveal “A Lie for a Lie” by Helena Hunting

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Pucked series comes a romantic comedy about instant attraction, second chances, and not-so-little white lies.

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A Lie for a Lie from New York Times bestselling author Helena Hunting is coming October 15th, and we have the sexy cover!

Photography by Regina Wamba ♦ Model: Robb


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Synopsis:

Sometimes I need an escape from the demands, the puck bunnies, and the notoriety that come with being an NHL team captain. I just want to be a normal guy for a few weeks. So when I leave Chicago for some peace and quiet, the last thing I expect is for a gorgeous woman to literally fall into my lap on a flight to Alaska. Even better, she has absolutely no idea who I am.

Lainey is the perfect escape from my life. My plan for seclusion becomes a monthlong sex fest punctuated with domestic bliss. But it ends just as abruptly as it began. When I’m called away on a family emergency, I realize too late that I have no way to contact Lainey.

A year later, a chance encounter throws Lainey and me together again. But I still have a lie hanging over my head, and Lainey’s keeping secrets of her own. With more than lust at stake, the truth may be our game changer.

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#Excerpt “Ask Me Why” by Harloe Rae

ASK MY WHY by Harloe Rae
Release Date: June 20, 2019
Genre: Contemporary romance (Enemies to lovers, single father)


Blurb
One deep breath. Two slow blinks. Three hollow beats.
I’m still here.

After three years, that reminder isn’t as necessary. But everyone has their bad days. This is definitely one of them.

Until an adorable little boy dashes into my store.
His zest for life makes me smile in a way that’s been long lost.

Then I meet his father.
Well, confront is more like it.

Brance Stone is volatile.
Offensive.
Harsh.
And can’t be bothered to care.

Not that I want him to.
I get frostbite just looking into Brance’s glacial stare. But there’s something undeniable about him.

My misery suddenly craves company. The suffocating numbness lifts whenever Brance is near. That alone should have me running in the opposite direction. Try as I might, there’s no avoiding him. If only I could understand why. As if he’d let me.

I don’t ask. He doesn’t tell. A silent, bitter truce settles between us.
That was our first mistake.
It’s certainly not the last.

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#ComingSoon “Jersey Six” by Jewel E. Ann

“Jewel E. Ann has once again crafted a flawless story that is utterly unique and unforgettable. Hands down my favorite book of 2019!”

— Aly Martinez, USA Today bestselling author

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Jersey Six, an all-new “intriguing, gut wrenching and raw” romantic suspense from Jewel E. Ann, is available now!


Tricia’s Musings…

5 crowns

I love the diverse nature of this author’s books, her varied subject matter and ability to provide readers with something unique when it comes to each of the books she writes. The versatility of her writing is second to none and Jersey Six is a shining example of this. In my opinion, it shouldn’t be compared to any any of her previous novels, it’s more than deserving of a spotlight all to itself.

This was not a book I wanted to race through, despite its intriguing plot line. It’s raw and gritty and suspenseful and I wanted to savour every moment of it. I had so many confusing and conflicting feelings about each of the complex personalities who play a leading role in this story. Their character development was thrilling and played a large part in ensuring that I changed my mind about each of them on more than one occasion. I wasn’t going to talk about the main characters but as I was writing this review my thoughts kept coming back to Jersey, who is a complete force of nature. She’s had so many setbacks in her life and endured unimaginable hardships, yet she’s resilient, having survived so far by living on her instincts and sticking to her own code, a sort of “do what needs to be done” and “don’t sweat the small things” kind of attitude. Her idea of small things and mine are miles apart but I have to say, I loved her, even when she clearly got things wrong. She’s a woman to be reckoned with, on the surface so strong and determined, yet there’s a deeper, more vulnerable and susceptible layer to her. I was completely captivated.

The twists and turns in this story were spectacular, breath stealing at times. These, together with some dramatic revelations, took me completely by surprise. There was one secret I did sort of guess but nothing about this book is straight forward and when I thought I knew what was going on, I really didn’t.

I continue to delight in the fact that this author doesn’t write conventional stories with stereotypical characters. It is safe to say Jersey Six is definitely not your typical romance. It is, however, a wonderfully woven tale of intrigue, betrayal, deceit and revenge. It’s dark and intense, shocking and often disturbing but at its core is an amazingly complex and emotional love story and it blew me away. Continue Reading

#CoverReveal “Coming Up Roses” by Staci Hart

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Coming Up Roses, an all-new enemies to lovers romantic comedy from Staci Hart is coming August 1st, and we have the beautiful cover!


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Synopsis:

Everyone hates parts of their job.

Maybe it’s the paperwork. Maybe it’s the day-to-day grind. Maybe it’s that client who never knows what they want, or the guy who always cooks fish in the microwave.

But not me. I love every corner of the Longbourne Flower Shop, every flower, every petal, every stem. I love the greenhouse, and I love Mrs. Bennet, my boss. I love creating, and I love being a florist. I don’t hate anything at all.

Except for Luke Bennet.

The Bennet brothers have come home to help their mom save the flower shop, and Luke is at the helm. His smile tells a tale of lust, loose and easy. He moves with the grace of a predator, feral and wild. A thing unbridled, without rules or constraint.

When he comes home to save Longbourne, I almost can’t be mad at him.

Almost.

He doesn’t remember that night I’ll never forget. That kiss, touched with whiskey and fire. It branded me like a red-hot iron. But it meant nothing to him.

Everyone hates part of their job, and I hate Luke Bennet.

Because if I don’t, I’ll fall in love with him.

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#NewRelease “Malum Part: 2” by Amo Jones

Malum: Part 2 (The Elite King’s Club book 5), a dark and emotional romance by Amo Jones is NOW LIVE!


Sarah’s Musings…

5 SAVAGE CROWNS

Amo Jones has hit me with all the feels – outrage, intrigue, chemistry, steam, romance, and so much more. Each page was a revelation, each moment filled to the brim with emotion. I was enthralled from the beginning, and by the end I can’t even begin to explain what my brain was thinking and my heart was feeling.

Nate has so many sides to his personality. He is Malum – reckless, devoid of emotion and apathy, and as violent as they game. He is the playboy, manwhore who doesn’t know how to love. In Malum Part 2, though, he becomes so much more. He grapples with loss and grief, the conflict facing the Kings, and his heart belonging to Tillie, even when he doesn’t want it to. Like the rest of the Kings, he is a man with the world on his shoulders fighting for, with, and against his Queen, even when it doesn’t seem that way. If I thought Nate was my favorite King before or that I couldn’t love him more, I was DEAD wrong.

Tillie is SAVAGE, just straight up savage. She is truly equal to the kings in all ways that matter, and there is reason that she is allowed to run with them. She is smart and will take revenge with her own hands. She protects those who are more fragile, and she provides this missing piece to the group that truly makes the Kings a familial unit, in a way we have never seen them before. My most favorite moments are when this group comes together as a family, joking and laughing, and the love and respect they feel for each other emanates from these moments. She is the missing piece to their crew, and just like NATE, she is without a doubt my favorite Amo heroine.

This story, like all of her stories, has many plot lines running through it. Readers get the romance of Nate and Tillie, a chronicle of not just their love but of their grief and their hard journey back to each other, a bit bruised and altered, but still at the core, two people who possess each other equally. Then we have the running King plot line with Perdita and the inner workings and betrayal of the generations of kings and the rebels and the circle, as well as the introduction of a new generation. To top it all off, readers also get plot revelations that will break their hearts as well as blow their minds, and as with any Amo Jones book, we get so many answers and are left with just as many questions to be answered in the remaining books for Brantley and Bishop and Madison.

There is a reason that I devoured the Elite Kings book when I stumbled upon them two years ago. They are unique and dark, they shed light on the best and worst parts of humanity, they exemplify that everyone has the capacity to love in their own way, and they show that families can form in the most unlikely of places. Her stories are layered, complex, engaging, and completely original, and her twisted mind never fails to entertain me.

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#Review “Her Perfect” by Stephie Walls

Title: Her Perfect

Author: Stephie Walls

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: May 1, 2019


Tricia’s Musings…

5 Crowns

Her Perfect is unlike any forbidden student/teacher romance I’ve read before and I’m not sure how I’m going to do this book justice with my review, especially as I don’t want to talk specifically about the plot. For that reason, my review will be short and vague. I was not prepared for what happened between these pages and my enjoyment of the story was even better because of it.

This story is deep and multilayered, raw, heart wrenching and gripping. SO much more than I was expecting. With each page I turned, each new revelation, it drew me in. It’s a story about relationships, those than heal and those that harm, with a wonderfully talented young woman at its centre. It’s about striving for perfection when you don’t feel good enough. About how, even in the midst of a crowd, you can feel totally alone and invisible, until finally, like an answered prayer, that one incredible person sees you for who you really are, the unique shining light in a sea of sameness and conformity. That one person who then becomes your champion, willing to sacrifice everything because they believe in you.

“I just need you to know I see you. I want you. Every perfection and every flaw. I love all of you equally.”

Touching and inspirational, I don’t hesitate to recommend Her Perfect.

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#CoverReveal “Sordid Empire” by Julie Johnson

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The epic final installment of THE FORBIDDEN ROYALS TRILOGY hits e-readers one month from today. Have you started binge-reading this series yet? There’s never been a better time…  


 Synopsis:

⁣“All Hail Her Royal Majesty…⁣”⁣
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In the wake of an unthinkable tragedy, Emilia Lancaster has become something she never imagined possible: the reigning Queen of Germania. ⁣⁣
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Still reeling from violent the anti-monarchist attacks against her kingdom, engulfed in grief over the fresh loss of her father, and heartbroken by the betrayal of her closest allies, the newly-minted royal finds herself more isolated than ever… despite the whole country watching her every move. She’d like nothing more than to run away — from the prying eyes of the public, from the political schemes unfolding all around her, and, perhaps most of all, from the painful memories of Carter Thorne, the man who stole her heart without asking for permission. ⁣⁣
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But running isn’t an option; not when there’s an empire to rule. So, Emilia does the only thing she can: puts on her crown, slaps on a smile, and acts like the steady sovereign her shaken subjects need her to be. ⁣⁣
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𝐍𝐨𝐧 𝐬𝐢𝐛𝐢 𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐫𝐢𝐚𝐞. ⁣⁣
𝐍𝐨𝐭 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐜𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭𝐫𝐲. ⁣⁣

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After everything that’s happened to her in the past few months, Emilia assumes she’s made it through the worst. ⁣⁣
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𝐒𝐡𝐞’𝐬 𝐰𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐠. ⁣⁣
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The danger is closer than ever. Unforeseen enemies are lurking just out of sight, determined to put an end to the Lancaster line, once and for all… ⁣⁣
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Their final target?⁣⁣
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Germania’s fiery new queen. ⁣⁣

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#Review “The Red Zone” by Amie Knight


Tricia’s Musings…

5 crowns

I love it when a book takes me by surprise, and The Red Zone by Amie Knight totally swept me off my feet. It’s a real feel good story and I absolutely loved it.

The romance between Lukas and Scarlett may be a slow burn but the pacing is just right in my opinion. The whole story flows beautifully and I love the inclusion of their friends and family, even if some of those friendships take some time to evolve and are hard won. There were moments of sadness and reflection but I felt the author kept the overall feel of the book lighthearted. For me, it has just the right amount of drama and angst to give the story depth.

The star of the show was Ella, who is an absolute sweetheart. Her character was beautifully written with respect and understanding. Lukas’ devotion and love for her stole my heart and made me fall for him even more.

There’s lots of wonderful banter between Lukas and Scarlett, brilliantly written, and the many laugh out loud moments earned me some funny looks from my family, particularly when one “hair raising” scene had me in hysterics. The simmering, smouldering sexual tension between them is off the charts but I especially love the way they’re friends before lovers. I have to admit there were moments when I got frustrated with Scarlett and I really wanted to shake some sense into her for dwelling on the past too much. She’s such a lovely person though, a special needs teacher with a big heart, that it was easy to forgive her hesitation and indecisiveness where Lukas was concerned. There are some great supporting characters too and I’m really hoping we get their stories in the future. Scarlett’s interactions with her brother were really fun. I’m dying to know what he’s all about. I want to know more about Mason as well and I have a feeling there’s more to him than meets the eye.

When I finished this story, I felt as though I’d been wrapped in a warm, cosy blanket, almost like a big hug. A truly fabulous, emotional book, full of fun and humor, The Red Zone is sweet, and sexy and was an absolute joy to read.

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#NewRelease “Satisfaction Guaranteed” by Lauren Blakely

Satisfaction Guaranteed, the all-new sexy, second chance romance from Lauren Blakely is NOW LIVE on ALL RETAILERS!!!


Blurb:

Look, she started it.

She issued me a challenge I couldn’t back down from. Make her purr like no man has done before.

Fine, she’s my business partner’s daughter. All right, I’m also working in the same damn practice with her. Yes, she happens to be my ex-fling. But that was seven years ago, and it was barely a week-long thing.

Except, Sloane is still the one I can’t stop thinking of — brilliant, sexy, captivating Sloane. Maybe a week of taking her to new heights will get her out of my head.

So what if we spend a few nights on the town too? So what if I romance her across Manhattan? It’s all in the name of scientific pursuit of more magnificent Os.

Until the rules change…

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#SoontoDrop Anticipated Releases

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

Sarah’s Musings…

I’m emotionally wrecked. Destroyed. Happy. Sad it is over. Epic book hangover! Tillie is savage. Nate is my favorite king! I love his soft, his hard (winks) and his depraved! I never want to let them go.

FULL REVIEW TO COME ON TUESDAY

Synopsis:

Blurb:
Some girls don’t like pretty things.
Some girls like things that are destructive, and toxic. Things that fuel our bodies with adrenaline and bring our demons to their knees.
They say magic isn’t real, but it’s it the closest way to describe love? It doesn’t exist physically. It merely exists around us, within us, possessing our souls and making us do stupid shit. Shit like falling in love with a boy who knows how to rip my world apart and raise hell with a simple flick of his wrist. Their secrets are now mine. I’m not just in the middle of this game, I’m helping orchestrate it. Can the cries of my aching soul be enough to drown out the burning embers of my mistakes?

The mind strengthens the heart, roughing the edges to prepare it for war. This is a war I will not win.

This is a war of fate.

𝘚𝘩𝘦’𝘴 𝘨𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘣𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘬.
𝘚𝘩𝘦’𝘴 𝘨𝘰𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘰 𝘧𝘢𝘭𝘭.
𝘚𝘩𝘦 𝘸𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘭𝘭𝘺 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘦, 𝘰𝘯 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘧𝘰𝘶𝘳𝘴
𝘉𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘴𝘯’𝘵 𝘢 𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘳𝘺 𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘦
𝘐 𝘢𝘮 𝘯𝘰 𝘬𝘯𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵.
𝘐’𝘭𝘭 𝘵𝘢𝘬𝘦 𝘢𝘭𝘭 𝘰𝘧 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘴𝘰𝘶𝘭
𝘈𝘯𝘥 𝘱𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘪𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘵𝘦.
𝘕𝘰 𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵.
𝘕𝘰 𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵.
𝘌𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘥𝘢𝘳𝘬𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴, 𝘴𝘶𝘳𝘷𝘪𝘷𝘦𝘴 𝘪𝘯 𝘥𝘢𝘺𝘭𝘪𝘨𝘩𝘵.

𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘴𝘯’𝘵 𝘢 𝘧𝘢𝘪𝘳𝘺-𝘵𝘢𝘭𝘦.
𝘉𝘶𝘵 𝘭𝘰𝘷𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘦𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘯
𝘉𝘦𝘤𝘢𝘶𝘴𝘦 𝘦𝘷𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘴𝘪𝘯
𝘐𝘵’𝘴 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯.

𝘚𝘩𝘦 𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘵𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘮𝘺 𝘷𝘦𝘪𝘯𝘴.
𝘞𝘩𝘪𝘴𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴 𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘳 𝘮𝘺 𝘧𝘭𝘦𝘴𝘩
𝘛𝘶𝘨𝘴 𝘰𝘯 𝘮𝘺 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘴𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨𝘴
𝘓𝘪𝘬𝘦 𝘢 𝘱𝘶𝘱𝘱𝘦𝘵 𝘵𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘭𝘦𝘥 𝘪𝘯 𝘢 𝘮𝘦𝘴𝘴

𝘞𝘪𝘭𝘭 𝘮𝘺 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵 𝘣𝘦 𝘦𝘯𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩
𝘛𝘰 𝘣𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘩𝘦𝘳 𝘣𝘢𝘤𝘬 𝘵𝘰 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦
𝘞𝘩𝘦𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘧𝘪𝘳𝘴𝘵 𝘵𝘩𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘴𝘩𝘦 𝘳𝘦𝘢𝘤𝘩𝘦𝘥 𝘧𝘰𝘳
𝘞𝘢𝘴 𝘯𝘰𝘵 𝘩𝘪𝘮
𝘖𝘳 𝘩𝘪𝘮
𝘖𝘳 𝘮𝘦
𝘐𝘵 𝘸𝘢𝘴 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘰𝘯𝘦 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯 𝘵𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘩𝘢𝘶𝘯𝘵𝘦𝘥 𝘩𝘦𝘳, 𝘪𝘯𝘵𝘰 𝘮𝘪𝘴𝘦𝘳𝘺.

𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘪𝘴𝘯’𝘵 𝘢 𝘨𝘢𝘮𝘦.
𝘛𝘩𝘰𝘴𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯’𝘵 𝘮𝘺 𝘵𝘳𝘪𝘤𝘬𝘴
𝘐𝘧 𝘴𝘩𝘦 𝘥𝘰𝘦𝘴𝘯’𝘵 𝘰𝘣𝘦𝘺
𝘛𝘩𝘦𝘳𝘦’𝘴 𝘢 𝘯𝘶𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳…
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#NewReleases for the Week of June 9, 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.


  • 6/8 – The Other Side – Kim Holden – LIVE NOW
  • 6/11 – Satisfaction Guaranteed – Lauren Blakely
  • 6/11 – Malum Part 2 – Amo Jones
  • 6/11 – Stay – Tia Louise
  • 6/11 – Fix Her Up – Tessa Bailey
  • 6/11 – Take Me Down – Carly Phillips
  • 6/11 – Kickin’ It – Rachel Van Dyken
  • 6/11 – Gimme’ Some Sugar – Juliette Poe
  • 6/11 – 28 Dates – Stacey Lynn
  • 6/11 – Waiting for Tom Hanks – Kerry Winfrey
  • 6/11 – The Friend Zone – Abby Jimenez
  • 6/11 – Sexy Filthy Boss – Piper Rayne
  • 6/11 – The Edge of Us – Jamie McGuire
  • 6/11 – The Defender – Donna Grant
  • 6/11 – Hide Your Crazy – Lani Lynn Vale
  • 6/11 – A Girl Like You – Samantha Chase
  • 6/11 – One Man – Lisa Renee Jones
  • 6/11 – Broken Halo – Brynne Asher
  • 6/11 – The Mafia and His Obsession: Part 2 – Lylah James
  • 6/11 – The Mad Lieutenant – K Webster & Nicole Blanchard
  • 6/12 – Wild, Crazy Hearts – Melissa Foster
  • 6/12 – One Decent Night – AM Hargrove
  • 6/12 – The Marriage Effect – Karla Sorensen
  • 6/12 – VII – Lana Sky
  • 6/12 – Spring Semester – QB Tyler
  • 6/13 – Written With You – Aly Martinez
  • 6/13 – Jersey Six – Jewel E. Ann
  • 6/13 – The Man I Need – Shanora Williams
  • 6/13 – On the Rocks – Kandi Steiner
  • 6/13 – Bad Influence – Charleigh Rose
  • 6/14 – Roping the Cowboy – Kennedy Fox
  • 6/14 – Loving the Playboy – SL Scott

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#AudibleReview “Playing for Keeps” by Kendall Ryan

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Playing for Keeps, the first book in Kendall Ryan’s new Hot Jack series, available exclusively on Audible!


Sarah’s Musings…

4.5 CROWNS

Kendall does quick and dirty so well, and Playing for Keeps is a great example of that.

Justin and Elise are incredibly likable. Their chemistry together is great, and their need to sneak around and keep their relationship a secret provides many comedic moments.

The plot is relatively straightforward. Sports conflict with the puck bunnies, older brother best friend conflict – all the things we come to expect from the trope. And while the conflicts are expected, I thought the were executed well and paced appropriately to allow the reader to get to see them move from lust to love. The ending was cute as heck, and I’m intrigued enough by the next couple to check it out.

What I did enjoy immensely was the narrators. Their voices, pacing and inflect put me in auditory heaven. It was one of my favorite audiobooks to listen to.

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#NewRelease “Coldhearted Boss” by R.S. Grey

R.S. Grey’s next romantic comedy, COLDHEARTED BOSS, is available now – be sure to grab your copy today!


About COLDHEARTED BOSS

I’m desperate and destitute when Lockwood Construction rolls into my small town with an offer too good to pass up: high wages to any able-bodied man willing to join their crew.

Say no more. I throw on baggy clothes, tuck my long hair under a baseball hat, and apply for a job. Unfortunately, my half-baked idea of disguising myself as a guy is flawed from the beginning. As Shakira says, these hips don’t lie.

Still, I like to think I might have pulled the whole thing off save for one thing:

I know my boss.

Last month, we met at a bar, and after a fiery first encounter, it seems we’re destined to be sworn enemies.

Ethan Stone is ruthless and arrogant, a man I never would have crossed had I known how much he likes to toy with his prey.

He should just fire me and be done with it. Instead, he decides to make me his personal slave. Oh right, I think they’re calling it personal “assistant” these days.

It’s torture, all of it—his bad attitude, his ruggedly chiseled face, his desire to grind me into dust.

Every one of our friction-filled battles burns hotter than the last.

A girl can only hold out for so long. Soon, I’m bound to go up in flames.

My objective? Survive the heat long enough to send home a paycheck.

My real objective? Stop having X-rated fantasies about my coldhearted boss.

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#CoverReveal “The Locker Room” by Meghan Quinn

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The Locker Room by Meghan Quinn

Coming June 20, 2019


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Synopsis:

HAVE YOU HEARD THE RUMOR AROUND CAMPUS ABOUT THE LOCKER ROOM?

If you haven’t, let me enlighten you: Legend has it if you bring a girl into the sacred after-game domain of the baseball locker room, it will end with a walk down the aisle. Basically one rowdy and naked encounter against the lockers with the girl of your dreams will make her your wife.

TRANSLATION: BASEBALL PLAYERS ARE STUPIDLY SUPERSTITIOUS AND BELIEVE THE LOCKER ROOM HAS MAGICAL POWERS.

But not all baseball players are superstitious, me included.

So when the girl I’ve fallen for brushes me off, I start to question if I need to switch my way of thinking. Maybe it’s time I finally hand out a coveted invitation to the locker room.

THE ONLY QUESTION IS, WILL SHE ACCEPT?

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#CoverReveal “Indefinite” & “Infinite” by Corinne Michaels

Indefinite (Book One in the Indefinite Duet)

Release Date: June 24, 2019

Cover Design: Sarah Hansen @ Okay Creations


Synopsis:
The day he said he’d never love me is when I vowed Quinn Miller would never break my heart again.
I wanted a family—but he wouldn’t give me that. As one of the top embryologists in the country, I’ve spent years creating babies in the lab for other people as my own dreams of motherhood fade.
I’m done waiting. I decide to start the journey to parenthood alone.
Then Quinn strolls back into my life, with all the finesse of a hurricane. I’m a fool to think I don’t want him anymore, and one reckless night of passion ends with me pregnant by the man I swore I’d never love again.
Now he doesn’t just want my heart, he wants it all. The baby. Love. A life where we’re happy.
But even as he promises me the future I always desired, I can’t help but fear that something will rip him away from me again.
This time . . . indefinitely.

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#NewRelease “Devil’s Bargain” by Natasha Knight

DEVIL’S BARGAIN by Natasha Knight
Release Date: June 5th, 2019


Blurb:
She calls it a devil’s bargain. I call it a deal she can’t refuse.
I was owed a debt and I expected payment.

That payment?
One night in my bed. My rules. The debt cleared, and she could walk away.

There are worse things. And besides, debtors can’t be choosers.

The night started as it should. She obeyed as she should.
But then something happened. Something I was wholly unprepared for. And what I saw changed everything.

I broke my own rules after that. And I didn’t keep my end of the bargain.
Because walking away was no longer an option I would grant her, no matter the cost.

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#Excerpt “Raphael” by Tillie Cole

Coming JUNE 18!


Synopsis:

They are the Fallen. A brotherhood of murderers whose nature compels them to kill. But guided by their leader, Gabriel, the Fallen have learned to use their urges to rid the world of those it is better off without.

For Raphael, sex and death are intertwined. Where there is one, there must be the other. He is a lust killer, luring his victims with the face of an angel and a body built for sin.

And Raphael lives to sin.

His newest mission takes him into the sadistic underworld of Boston’s secret sex clubs, and puts him face to face with his greatest fantasy made flesh.

Maria is everything he’s ever dreamed of, the kill he’s always longed for. She’s not his target. And he knows he must resist. But the temptation is too strong…

Yet Raphael is not the only one with a mission. Maria is not quite what she seems. And as her secrets and Raphael’s unravel, Maria begins to question everything she thought she knew—about evil, about the place she calls home, and about the beautiful sinner she was sent to destroy.

Dark Contemporary Romance. Contains sexual situations, violence, sensitive and taboo subjects, offensive language and topics some may find triggering. Recommended for age 18 years and up.

The Fallen: Genesis a prequel novella in The Deadly Virtues Series and MUST be read before RAPHAEL (DV: book one).

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#CoverReveal “Truly Mine” & “Truly Yours” by Kennedy Fox

This is a friends-to-lovers roommate romance filled with drama, suspense, & of course, plenty of angsty slow burn goodness you’ve come to expect in a Kennedy Fox book!


Synopsis:
The night we met in the dimly lit bar, she looked like a
brunette bombshell, and I wanted to learn her deepest secrets. With sun-kissed
skin and soulful bedroom eyes, she was pure temptation, and I was mesmerized.
As one drink led to two, I craved more of her playful banter and
taunting lips. Resisting her wasn’t an option, and we quickly became a
desperate mess of tangled limbs and hot kisses. She tasted like the sweetest
sin, but I was no saint.
Once we caught our breaths, and it became obvious that meeting
her wasn’t a coincidence, everything changed. Now I must deny her at all costs.
Friends. It’s all we can ever be.
After years of lying to myself and keeping her at a distance, I
want to pull her close. Sophie’s on my mind more than ever as my instincts to
protect her take over. Regardless of my attempts to help, she pushes me away
and makes it clear she doesn’t need me.
I’ll do whatever it takes to keep her safe, to show her I’m the
good guy, but one night takes a tragic turn for the worse when her boyfriend
and I start throwing punches.
And ends when I’m arrested for his murder.
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#NewRelease “Slay: Rivalry” by Laurelin Paige

SLAY: RIVALRY (Slay Quartet #1) by Laurelin Paige
Release Date: June 4th


Sarah’s Musings…

Fair warning, this is going to be a short a sweet review, because I do not want to give even the slightest hint of what might happen in this book. It is too amazing and suspenseful and HOT to ruin any moment.

Edward – Dominant. Hot. I may or may not want to disobey him (don’t judge me).

Celia – I am going to be honest here, and I didn’t read the book she appeared in earlier (and you don’t have to), but I do not have any feelings about her character walking into this book like some other readers do. What I did love about her is that she has gumption. She read very much like the alpha males we encounter in most romances, but in female form. I loved her character. Is she manipulative, sure, but so is he.

This story has some intense heat and steam. The build up was insane, and I almost combusted on impact. The ending had my eyes wide and mouth gaping, and I am already dying for more.

If this series continues in this manner, it will be, without a doubt, be my favorite Laurelin Paige series ever.

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