#CoverReveal “Enemies Like You” by Annika Martin & Joanna Chambers

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Check out this AMAZING cover of Enemies Like You by Annika Martin & Joanna Chambers & DOWNLOAD the prologue, Enemies With Benefits FOR FREE!


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Synopsis:

They’re dangerous men. Absolute enemies. And totally hot for each other.

Will has never met anyone like Kit. He’s arrogant. Gorgeous. Lethal.

The most expensive bodyguard money can buy. And Will can’t seem to resist him.

A simple command in Kit’s cut-glass accent makes Will want things he’s never wanted, do things he’s never done. Their red-hot chemistry is off the charts.

Just one problem: Will has vowed to kill the billionaire that Kit is hell-bent on protecting.

And Kit has secrets, too—his own reasons for sacrificing his soul, piece by painful piece, to keep one of the worst men on earth alive.

This is a stand-alone contemporary M/M romance.

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#Teaser “Duke of Manhattan” by Louise Bay

Duke of Manhattan, an all-new contemporary romance by Louise Bay

is coming May 16th!!!


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Synopsis:

I was born into British aristocracy, but I’ve made my fortune in Manhattan. New York is now my kingdom.

Back in Britain my family are fighting over who’s the next Duke of Fairfax. The rules say it’s me–if I’m married. It’s not a trade-off worth making. I could never limit myself to just one woman.

Or so I thought until my world is turned upside down. Now, the only way I can save the empire I built is to inherit the title I’ve never wanted — so I need a wife.

To take my mind off business I need a night that’s all pleasure. I need to bury myself in a stranger.

The skim of Scarlett King’s hair over my body as she bends over . . .

The scrape of her nails across my chest as she screams my name . . .

The bite of her teeth on my shoulder just as we both reach the edge . . .

It all helps me forget.

I just didn’t bargain on finding my one night stand across the boardroom table the next day.

She might be my latest conquest but I have a feeling Scarlett King might just conquer me.

A sexy, standalone romance.

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#Teaser “Sex God” by Marie Force

SEX GOD, a sizzling hot stand-alone contemporary romance title

by Marie Force will be released on May 15th!


Synopsis:

A sizzling hot stand-alone contemporary romance!

I inherited a life I never intended to live.

I’ve upheld my responsibilities admirably.

And I’ve taken care of my own needs privately…

I’m biding my time until I can get the hell out of here.

But I didn’t count on having unfinished business

With one of my very best friends…

When a man has a certain “reputation” to uphold,

There can be no unhappy customers left behind.

Lauren is a loose end that won’t be tied up no matter how hard I try.

And I try hard. Really, really… hard.

Sex God is the much-anticipated follow-up to Sex Machine. Read Garrett and Lauren’s story May 15!

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#ReleaseBlitz & #MBreview “This is Effortless” by Kennedy Fox

Title: Checkmate: This is Effortless
Series: Checkmate Duet Series (Drew & Courtney, #2)
Author: Kennedy Fox
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Trope: Friends to Lovers
Photographer & Designer: Sara Eirew
Release Date: April 25, 2017


 My musings…

5 Soulmate CROWNS

It is completely effortless to love the Checkmate series.  Every character, every story line, every word written is entertaining, steamy, romantic, suspenseful, leaving readers sitting on the edge of their seats devouring each delectable word.

Lovers of Drew and Courtney from This is Reckless will only continue to love these two with the second novel in the duet.  Drew is still that man with a heart of gold and determined to protect Courtney at all costs.  He continually puts her happiness over his own, and readers will swoon over the vulnerability he exposes by wearing his heart on his sleeve. Courtney has a more difficult time in this book.  Her confidence in herself is shaken as result of the acts of others in this book, but in true Courtney fashion she won’t go down without fighting, which will only make readers love her more.  Every single time she stood back up, not allowing fear to control, will make readers stand up a cheer for this phenomenal heroine.

Drew and Courtney’s chemistry in This is Effortless also continues to be off the charts, inside and outside of the bedroom.  Readers will love their time together talking and hanging out just as much as they love the dirty and steamy times in the bedroom.

In true Kennedy Fox fashion, This is Effortless will have readers biting their nails in anticipation of how this story will develop.  Will this person get caught? Can Drew and Courtney stay together under the pressure? Will “She Who Shall Not Be Named” finally get what is coming to her?  Will Drew and Courtney get their HEA? These questions are all answered, and these authors expertly weave the romance and progression of their relationship with the suspenseful aspects of the story, making the atrocities committed by another character strengthen their relationship.  Oh, and that ending, that ending will have readers smiling from ear to ear.  It is the sweetest and most well-deserved ending for two of my favorite characters.

Kennedy Fox continues to establish themselves as one of my favorites authors, and with the conclusion of the second duet in the Checkmate series, they are firmly in the automatic one-click author. Their stories always suck me in for their romance, their heat, and their suspense.  I get lost in the world they create, truly providing me with an escape.

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#ReleaseBlitz “Dr. OB” by Max Monroe

Dr. OB by Max Monroe

Release Date: April 25th

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Series: “A St. Luke’s Docuseries Novel”


Dr. OB Synopsis:

It’s just a docuseries about your career as an OB/GYN, they said.
It won’t interrupt your life during or after filming, they said.
It is a great opportunity for the hospital and your practice, they said.

Well, they—the television executives who seem intent on ruining my career and personal life with a fair number of creative liberties—lied.
Now I’m stuck dealing with the consequences of believing them.

Instead of being known as Dr. Will Cummings, Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Luke’s Hospital, I’m now being called Dr. Obscene.

What devotion I’d hoped to earn in respect, I’ve instead received in patients flashing me seductive smiles and flirtatious winks during their exams.

How’s a guy supposed to convince the most perfect woman he’s ever met that he’s not as much of an idiot in real life as he appears to be on camera?

With all of the show’s side effects taking root like parasites, it’s going to take a lot to persuade Melody Marco to be anything more than my new nurse.
But I can’t get her out of my head.

I want her.

Good thing I’ve never been one to back away from a challenge…

Get ready, Melody.

The doctor is in.

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#ReleaseBlitz “Before I Ever Met You” by Karina Halle

Before I Ever Met You

by Karina Halle

Release Date: April 25, 2017


 Synopsis:

I first met William McAlister when I was just a teenager.

He was handsome, had a beautiful wife and was on the verge of success, having just joined my father as his business partner. Mr. McAlister was full of smooth charm, but back then he was barely a blip on my radar. Just a family friend.

Fast forward ten years: I’m 25 years old and a single mom trying to make things right for her seven-year old son. I’ve made some mistakes, grappled with my demons and now I’m back in the city of Vancouver, getting a second chance at a better life.

I’ve started by working for my father’s production company as an executive assistant. My first day on the job and I already know I could have a promising career there.
That is until I see Will McAlister for the first time in a decade.

Now recently divorced and as sophisticated as always, Will has gone from being my father’s friend and business partner to something so much more.

We’re both older, for one thing, and he just oozes this worldly confidence and stark sexuality. Combined with his tall, muscular build and sharp suits, strong jaw and bedroom eyes, Will has turned into one hell of a distraction.

A distraction I’m having a hard time staying away from, considering his office is right across from my desk and I work with him in such close proximity.

But it’s just a harmless crush, right?

It’s just an innocent fantasy of screwing him on his desk, right?

It can’t ever be more because he’s my father’s best friend, business partner, and my boss.

Right?

Wrong.

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#ReleaseBlitz “Dirty Thief” by Tia Louise

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Dirty Thief, an all new sexy and scandalous installment

in the Dirty Players Series by Tia Louise is now LIVE!


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Synopsis:

DIRTY * SEXY * SCANDALOUS

What do you get when you mix a brooding king with a sexy pickpocket? Not your usual fairy tale.

Ava Wilder is beautiful, she lives in a pink castle, and she’s a thief. Rowan Westringham Tate loves power, speed, and Ava.

Their romance is straight out of an erotic Cinderella story, until the one man Ava is running from shows up to claim what she stole—or to claim her.

Now Ava might be forced to take another thing to protect her happily ever after… A life.

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LIFT 2017 Silent Auction

It’s LIVE!! The LIFT 4 Autism Auction is open for bidding!

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Win a $25 Winner’s Choice Gift Card in the LIFT Celebration Giveaway!

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The Lift 4 Autism Auction is a bookworm’s dream! Featuring hard-to-get, much-sought items from romance favorites like Nicola Yoon, Kristen Ashley, Taylor Jenkins Reid, Corinne Michaels, T.M. Frazier, Marie Force and more than 200 others in celebration of Autism Awareness/Acceptance Month.

Authors Ginger Scott and Kennedy Ryan founded LIFT 4 Autism a few years ago as a charitable initiative rallying the romance community around autism. All proceeds go to this year’s charitable partner Kulture City, who is doing amazing things for the autism community. Learn more at kulturecity.org.

Specifically, LIFT 2017 will benefit Kulture City’s lifeBOKS program, which provides families with free kits to curtail wandering, a common and potentially life threatening challenge. Proceeds will also benefit Kulture City’s tablet program, which provides iPads to improve communication for non and limited verbal children on the spectrum to families who cannot afford them.

Learn more about the mission of Kulture City and the dangers of wandering in today’s USA Today HEA feature here.

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#ComingSoon “A Little Bit Like Love” by Brooke Blaine

A Little Bit Like Love, an all-new sexy STANDALONE MM romance

from Brooke Blaine is coming soon!!!

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A Little Bit Like Love by Brooke Blaine

Release Date Reveal: May 23rd, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance/MM Romance


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Synopsis:

What if you had everything in the world you wanted…except the man you’d left behind?

Jackson Davenport, the charismatic, strait-laced heir to the Davenport fortune, has a secret. One he’s been hiding since he graduated from South Haven all-boys academy—and that secret’s name is Lucas.

When a work trip takes Jackson back to his old stomping grounds, memories of the year he shared with Lucas come crashing to the surface. With growing pressure from his father to settle down and take over the family business, Jackson knows he’s on borrowed time, and sets out to find the free-spirited daredevil he once knew.

But Lucas isn’t the same man he was eight years ago.

One night. A shattered heart. And an endless parade of nameless faces. Lucas Sullivan is South Haven’s ultimate playboy, a reputation he’s honed since the only boy he ever loved left without a trace. To the world, he’s brash and confident, an in-demand artist who spends his days designing one-of-a-kind pieces and his nights as king of the downtown scene.

Many have tried and failed to get past the barrier he’s carefully constructed, but it’s the shy, studious boy he once coaxed out of his shell who still haunts him.

Maybe it was a mistake. Maybe it was lust. Or maybe…it was a little bit like love.

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#Teaser “Dr. OB” by Max Monroe

Dr. OB by Max Monroe

Release Date: April 25th

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Series: 1st in a 3 book Series of Standalones;

“A St. Luke’s Docuseries Novel”


Dr. OB Synopsis:

It’s just a docuseries about your career as an OB/GYN, they said.
It won’t interrupt your life during or after filming, they said.
It is a great opportunity for the hospital and your practice, they said.

Well, they—the television executives who seem intent on ruining my career and personal life with a fair number of creative liberties—lied.
Now I’m stuck dealing with the consequences of believing them.

Instead of being known as Dr. Will Cummings, Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Luke’s Hospital, I’m now being called Dr. Obscene.

What devotion I’d hoped to earn in respect, I’ve instead received in patients flashing me seductive smiles and flirtatious winks during their exams.

How’s a guy supposed to convince the most perfect woman he’s ever met that he’s not as much of an idiot in real life as he appears to be on camera?

With all of the show’s side effects taking root like parasites, it’s going to take a lot to persuade Melody Marco to be anything more than my new nurse.
But I can’t get her out of my head.

I want her.

Good thing I’ve never been one to back away from a challenge…

Get ready, Melody.

The doctor is in.

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#ReleaseBlitz & #MBreivew “Ghost in His Eyes” by Carrie Aarons

Title: Ghost in His Eyes

Author: Carrie Aarons

Genre: Contemporary Second Chance Romance

Release Date: April 23, 2017


 My musings…

4 Healing Crowns

Ghost in His Eyes focuses on the healing powers of love, as readers follow two incredibly broken people who are trying to wade their way through tragedy to heal and live again.

Carson and Blake are both very broken and lonely characters.  Both, having been affected by the same tragic event that ended their relationship, have fled their homes to return many years later.  Upon their return at different time periods, they are immediately thrown back into each other’s path, and they are forced to deal with repercussions of not only that night that altered the course of their lives but also the fallout of what happened from that night.  These two incredibly broken people must work to find their own redemption in order to find their own happy ending with each other.

The plot of this story really chronicles the grief and effects of loss on the psyche of a person.  Through the use of flashbacks, the author is able to establish the connection between all of the characters, heightening the effect of the loss of all the characters involved.  Additionally, the authors words accurately convey the loss Blake and Carson experience, and the reader feels the heartbreak for all the losses that they have endured. Their road to healing is wrought with pain and confessions, but once they begin down this path, their happily-ever-after is just around the corner.

Ghost in His Eyes is another beautifully written romance from Carrie Aarons.  It is heartbreaking and gut-wrenching, but she ultimately leaves her reader with hope of what love can accomplish and achieve.

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#Teaser “Dr. OB” by Max Monroe

Dr. OB by Max Monroe

Release Date: April 25th

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Series: 1st in a 3 book Series of Standalones;

“A St. Luke’s Docuseries Novel”


Dr. OB Synopsis:

It’s just a docuseries about your career as an OB/GYN, they said.
It won’t interrupt your life during or after filming, they said.
It is a great opportunity for the hospital and your practice, they said.

Well, they—the television executives who seem intent on ruining my career and personal life with a fair number of creative liberties—lied.
Now I’m stuck dealing with the consequences of believing them.

Instead of being known as Dr. Will Cummings, Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Luke’s Hospital, I’m now being called Dr. Obscene.

What devotion I’d hoped to earn in respect, I’ve instead received in patients flashing me seductive smiles and flirtatious winks during their exams.

How’s a guy supposed to convince the most perfect woman he’s ever met that he’s not as much of an idiot in real life as he appears to be on camera?

With all of the show’s side effects taking root like parasites, it’s going to take a lot to persuade Melody Marco to be anything more than my new nurse.
But I can’t get her out of my head.

I want her.

Good thing I’ve never been one to back away from a challenge…

Get ready, Melody.

The doctor is in.

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#SoontoDrop My Most Anticipated Releases of the Week

Of the many books being published this week these six books are the ones that I am most excited to read or to share my reviews with you.

Make sure to check back throughout the week in order to see my reviews and other book news.

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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Releasing Tuesday, April 25, 2017

My musings…

My love for this book, this series, these authors, is absolutely Effortless (see what I did there!). Drew and Courtney continued to be the strong, supportive and loving couple readers met in This is Reckless, and the plot keeps readers on the edge of their seats biting their nails. Seriously, this one puts readers through the emotional wringer with the sweetness, the heat, the heartache, and the suspense. Truly another epic ride with a conclusion that makes readers melt, and I cannot wait for more!

Full review to come on Tuesday.

Synopsis:

Courtney Bishop is as sugary sweet as her famous blueberry muffins.
Southern belle at heart, Cali girl by choice.
She barged into my life and easily became my best friend.
All was great as roommates and just friends, but then I fell for the girl who could chop firewood, deliver baby calves, and bail hay without breaking a sweat.
She’s the perfect mixture of sugar and spice, and I love her.

Being more than friends and trying to build our future isn’t as easy as it sounds.
Moving forward and creating memories is all I want for us, but when the past continues to come back and haunt me, I’m not so sure she’ll stay for the ride.

Loving her is easy, but losing her will break me. Burning passion combined with an undeniable chemistry constantly pushes and pulls us together. In the end, I’ll prove we’re worth the fight, even when the game is far from over.

Checkmate, sweetheart.

*Recommend for ages 18+ due to sexual content and adult language.*

**This is book 2 in the Checkmate Duet Series–a friends to lovers romance. You must read book 1, Checkmate: This is Reckless first. Highly recommended to read the Checkmate Duet, This is War and This is Love first, but not necessary. This can read as a standalone duet.**

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#NewReleases & #Giveaway for the Week of April 23, 2017

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.


  • 4/23 – Ghost in His Eyes – Carrie Aarons
  • 4/23 – I Do, Babe – Tillie Cole
  • 4/24 – Rock F*ck Club – Michelle Mankin
  • 4/24 – Sin With Me – J.T. Geissinger
  • 4/24 – Boys South of the Mason Dixon – Abbi Glines
  • 4/24 – Retaliate (Sin City Outlaws, Book Three) – M.N. Forgy
  • 4/24 – The Negotiator – Avery Flynn
  • 4/24 – Hammered – MJ Fields
  • 4/25 – Dirty Thief – Tia Louise
  • 4/25 – This is Effortless (Checkmate Duet, Book 4) – Kennedy Fox
  • 4/25 – Before I Ever Met You – Karina Halle
  • 4/25 – Dr. Obscene – Max Monroe
  • 4/25 – Ride Rough (A Raven Riders Novel) – Laura Kaye
  • 4/25 – Lost Rider (The Coming Home Series) – Harper Sloan
  • 4/25 – Hidden Depth – Brenda Rothert
  • 4/25 – Too Hard to Forget (A Romancing the Clarksons Novel) – Tessa Bailey
  • 4/25 – Bennett’s Chance – Violet Duke
  • 4/25 – The Dead List – Jennifer L. Armentrout
  • 4/25 – Midnight Target – Elle Kennedy
  • 4/25 – It Happened on Love Street – Lia Riley
  • 4/25 – 1001 Dark Nights: Arranged – Lexi Blake
  • 4/25 – Wicked Abyss – Kresley Cole
  • 4/25 – Shopping for a CEO’s Wife – Julia Kent
  • 4/25 – 180 Seconds – Jessica Park
  • 4/26 – Preppy Part Three: The Life and Death of Samuel Clearwater (King Book 7) – T. M. Frazier
  • 4/27 – Dropout (The Good Guys Book 3) – Jamie Schlosser
  • 4/27 – The Terms: Part One (The Terms Duet) – Ruby Rowe
  • 4/29 – All That I Am (Men of Monroe Book 1) – Rachel Brookes

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#Teaser “Dr. OB” by Max Monroe

Dr. OB by Max Monroe

Release Date: April 25th

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Series: 1st in a 3 book Series of Standalones;

“A St. Luke’s Docuseries Novel”


Dr. OB Synopsis:

It’s just a docuseries about your career as an OB/GYN, they said.
It won’t interrupt your life during or after filming, they said.
It is a great opportunity for the hospital and your practice, they said.

Well, they—the television executives who seem intent on ruining my career and personal life with a fair number of creative liberties—lied.
Now I’m stuck dealing with the consequences of believing them.

Instead of being known as Dr. Will Cummings, Head of Obstetrics and Gynecology at St. Luke’s Hospital, I’m now being called Dr. Obscene.

What devotion I’d hoped to earn in respect, I’ve instead received in patients flashing me seductive smiles and flirtatious winks during their exams.

How’s a guy supposed to convince the most perfect woman he’s ever met that he’s not as much of an idiot in real life as he appears to be on camera?

With all of the show’s side effects taking root like parasites, it’s going to take a lot to persuade Melody Marco to be anything more than my new nurse.
But I can’t get her out of my head.

I want her.

Good thing I’ve never been one to back away from a challenge…

Get ready, Melody.

The doctor is in.

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#KindleUnlimited

Check out the newest featured books that are available through Kindle Unlimited or Prime that are either new releases, books that sounds good to me, or books I have read.  Hopefully, you can find some really great books and save some money!  As always, a  will indicate that I have read the book and recommend it.


The Gravity of Us by [Cherry, Brittainy] Synopsis:

Graham Russell and I weren’t made for one another.

I was driven by emotion; he was apathetic. I dreamed while he lived in nightmares. I cried when he had no tears to shed.

Despite his frozen heart and my readiness to run, we sometimes shared seconds. Seconds when our eyes locked and we saw each other’s secrets. Seconds when his lips tasted my fears, and I breathed in his pains. Seconds when we both imagined what it would be like to love one another.

Those seconds left us floating, but when reality knocked us sideways, gravity forced us to descend.

Graham Russell wasn’t a man who knew how to love, and I wasn’t a woman who knew how to either. Yet if I had the chance to fall again, I’d fall with him forever.

Even if we were destined to crash against solid ground.

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All four books in the Elements Series (standalones) are on KU.


Where Good Girls Go to Die (The Good Girls Series Book 1) by [Renee, Holly] Synopsis:

It was a bad idea from the beginning.

He was my brother’s best friend and the definition of unavailable.

But I didn’t care.

I had loved him for as long as I could remember.

He was worth the risk. He was worth everything.

But then he broke my heart as easily as I fell for him. He watched me fall, spiraling out of control, and as I reached for him, he wasn’t there to catch me.

So I ran.

Four years later, I never expected to see him again.

He was still my brother’s best friend, and he was more unavailable than ever.

He looked every bit the bad boy I knew he was, covered in tattoos and a crooked smile.

Guarding my heart from him was top priority because Parker James was where good girls go to die.

Unfortunately for him, I wasn’t a good girl anymore.

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#Sales

New e-book sales!!! Make sure you check out the list, and take advantage of the discounted prices before the sales end.

The books with a  indicate that I have read and would recommend the novel to other readers.


Provocative (White Lies Duet Book 1) by [Jones, Lisa Renee] Synopsis:

BOOK ONE IN THE WHITE LIES DUET *Special release week sale for this full-sized book! Bonus: Includes a FREE novella during the first week of purchase!
Book one in the sexy and intense new White Lies duet by Lisa Renee Jones!

There are those moments in life that are provocative in their very existences, that embed in our minds forever, and sometimes our very souls. They change us, mold us, maybe even save us. But some are darker, dangerous. If we allow them to, they control us. Seduce us. Quite possibly even destroy us.

The moment I walked into Sonoma’s Reid Winter Winery and Vineyard and made eye contact with Faith Winter for the first time was one of those moments. Provocative because I know at least one of her secrets, of which, I suspect she has many. Provocative because she believes I was a stranger to her when we met, but I am not. Provocative because I sought her out, with no intention of touching her. But now I have. Now I want her. Now I have to have her. But that changes nothing. It doesn’t change why I came for her.

Price: .99¢

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Three Simple Words (Kingston Ale House) by [Pine, A.J.] Synopsis:

She’s holding out for a happy ever after.
  
 I know where to find my happily ever after–between the pages of a romance novel. It’s why I sell books, why I blog about them, and why I’ll never get disappointed by love.

So what if my brother’s best friend from high school is now a bestselling author? Or that he just blew back into town on a Harley, filling out a pair of jeans like he never did before? Or that he’s agreed to do a signing at my bookstore on such short notice?

Because despite all his adoring female fans, I kind of hated his book.

Price: .99¢

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Easy Charm (The Boudreaux Series Book 2) by [Proby, Kristen]Synopsis:

Gabrielle Boudreaux, the youngest of the Boudreaux clan, is a single mother of her young son, Sam. Running a Bed and Breakfast at the family plantation house at the edge of the Mississippi River, Gabby loves her inn, her boy and her family. She meets new people every day, and takes pride in the house and land that has been in her family for more than five generations. Blessed beyond measure, she’s also lonely, although she would never admit that to anyone. Until Rhys O’Shaughnessy walks through her door, brooding and wounded and the sexiest thing she’s ever laid eyes on.

Rhys has been at the top of his game as a major league pitcher for the Chicago Cubs for more than ten years. Baseball is in his blood. But when he tears his rotator cuff and has to sit a season out, he retreats to Inn Boudreaux at the recommendation of his cousin, Kate, to heal and work toward building his shoulder back to perfect shape with only one goal in mind: to return to the game he loves. But he didn’t plan on being utterly charmed by a devastatingly beautiful woman and her baseball-loving son.

When Rhys’ shoulder has healed and he’s given the chance to return to his team, will he leave the family he’s come to love behind, or will he stay with Gabby and Sam?

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#BlogTour “Royal Affair” by Marquita Valentine

Title: Royal Affair

Author: Marquita Valentine

Publication Date: April 18th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance


 My musings…

5 Romantic Crowns

I feel like I just read a fairy-tale, albeit dirtier than normal! Every single sweet and steamy moment between Charlotte and Brooks swept me up in their romance, and by the end of this book I was completely suffused with happiness.

Charlotte and Brooks are magical together.  She is the shy and often introverted princess who is looking for freedom, and she is brave and asks for it in the form of Brooks.  Brooks, who readers have met in the previous book, is CEO of Walker Media and is solely responsible for exposing her family in the news.  Even though these two couldn’t be more wrong for each other on paper, they are completely perfect for each other in every way.  She brings him back to his roots and gets him to focus more on what matters: families, morals, and his initial desire to work in the media.  He gets her to venture outside of the tower in which she has imprisoned herself.  Their relationship is one that requires sacrifice, but both are willing to do it for each other and their love.  And, really, what can be more romantic than than two people willing to give up things that matter to them for love.  It is the essence of any fairy-tale.

I loved this story from the very first chapter.  Charlotte’s sweetness pulled me in, and Brooks’s demeanor is everything I love in an alpha hero.  He pushes her when appropriate and demands in the bedroom, but he allows Charlotte to be who she is.  Watching their affair develop into more that lust was the sweetest and steamiest romance and I can remember in some time.  The ending is completely rewarding, and in true Sinclair fashion, this family rallies, and readers the affirmation that real love can survive anything.

Royals in Exile novels are quickly becoming one of my favorite royal romances.  Partly because I love the Sinclair family and partly because these stories are the essence of sweet romance with a dash of dirty, and I cannot wait for more of from this monarchy.

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#BlogTour “Mixed Up” by Emma Hart

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Mixed Up by Emma Hart

Release Date: April 18, 2017


 My musings…

4 Hot Shot CROWNS

Emma Hart delivers another fun and steamy enemies to lovers romance with Mixed Up. The bickering between Raven and Parker not only leads to entertaining moments within the story but also develops the sexual tension that exists between the two. The resistance to succumbing to their desires is what makes this story, ultimately, so entertaining.

Parker is a accomplished chef that has known Raven and her brother Parker since they were kids. Always choosing to antagonize Raven, their hatred for each other is long-lasting. Their hatred, though, seems to be parallel to that of a boy pulling your hair in school because he likes you, as there is no real reason for his hatred for her and her for him. His ability to run a kitchen and create amazing food is what puts him in her path again after years of not seeing each other. And while they revert right back to their old antics, he has developed a maturity to eventually understand his desires and act on them. Readers will absolutely appreciate his handling of the forbidden aspect of their relationship, and how he puts Raven first.

Raven owns Dirty and is a brilliant mixologist who has a knack for creating and naming dirty and delicious drinks. She is sassy and has a mouth on her that allows her to run her business with authority. Her inability to roll-over always puts her in the direct path to fight with Parker, but she absolutely never backs down from him. Her choice at the end of the novel also makes me love her as a character even more, as she is unwilling to harm the people she loves or give up on Parker.

This story is fun, light and intoxicating, almost like the drinks Raven makes. The readers will be entertained by the fighting of Parker and Raven at the beginning of the book, fall in lust with them as the sexual tension rises, and fall in love with them as they begin to recognize and admit to their feelings for each other. The ending of the story doesn’t go the original route of a forbidden romance trope, and I enjoyed the new detour Emma Hart took with the conclusion of the story.

Mixed Up is another fun and entertaining read. The characters are lovable, Raven’s family provides additional entertainment, and the relationship between Parker and Raven hits all the marks of lust and love, giving readers that quick read they need.

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