Hot New Release! ~Roomie Wars by Kat T Masen

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Roomie Wars by Kat T Masen

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Zoey

Turning thirty is overrated. Who said you had to be married with a fabulous career and three kids? I had a great life. Single, freedom to do whatever I please, and best of all, stay home on a Friday night in my sweats, eating pizza while listening to the best of the ’80s.

I’m fine.

Drew

When a woman says she’s fine, she’s not fine. Zoey had it all. Stunning looks, ambition, the whole package. Then he fucked her up. He broke her.

And now I’m left picking up the pieces…again.

Zoey Richards, strong-willed and driven, settled on the geeky struggling med student to share her apartment with, not the perfect-in-every-way stud who would just distract her and undoubtedly break her heart.

When her ex comes back into the picture, Zoey seeks revenge and enlists her roommate’s help. All Zoey and Drew need to do is pretend to be a couple for one night. But one night can change everything. Refusing to break their “roomie code,” and in an effort to deny their feelings for each other, a war erupts between Zoey and Drew.

She lives in the past; he, for the future. If opposites attract, will these two gamble their friendship for a chance at love?

 

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Release Blitz for Strong Silent SEAL by Paige Tyler

Release Blitz for Strong Silent SEAL by Paige Tyler

 

Blurb
Wedding planner Felicia Bradford is in trouble. Mercenaries are holding her sister hostage and threatening to kill her unless Felicia helps them steal top secret information from the Navy’s Special Operations Headquarters. Having no other way to access the base, she pulls a gun on the first man in a Navy uniform she finds, demanding he get her through the gate. Navy SEAL Logan Dunn just got back from a mission in Syria and is looking for a little down time to relax. That plan goes out the window when a beautiful woman shoves a gun in his back and begs him to do something he can tell she doesn’t want to be part of. Logan does what any Navy SEAL would do in the same situation—he saves the girl and takes out the bad guys. 

But their actions that day kick off a crazy chain of events, including a fast-burning whirlwind romance, an out-of-control sister, an insane covert plot involving a defecting Russian pilot, a mercenary bent on revenge, and a sunrise wedding for a bride who never wakes up before noon. 

Getting through her sister’s kidnapping will look like a piece of cake compared to what comes next.

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J.D. Rivera – Chasing Destiny – Release Blitz

J.D. Rivera – Chasing Destiny – Release Blitz

Everything happens for a reason.

Kristin…

College, a breakup, and a friendship.

Doesn’t sound bad at all until you put all three of those together and you come out with the most life changing news of my life.

If what started off as an innocent, fun night caused me to lose the one person I wanted more than anything, I didn’t know how I would ever get past it.

Carson…

I’d had my heart torn out and stomped on once before, and I vowed to never let it happen again.

But…

Enter Kristin. Fun, beautiful, full of life Kristin. I never expected a friendship with her, and I definitely didn’t expect her to completely change my life.

If I couldn’t get past her mistake and learn to live with its outcome, then I would lose everything, and I didn’t know if I could live with that.

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Book Blitz for Sealing My Fate by Heidi Lis

Book Blitz for Sealing My Fate by Heidi Lis

 

Blurb
Kara Santos fled Chicago in an attempt to escape danger. When she is introduced to a six-foot tower of muscle and tattoos, she quickly forgets her troubles. Until, evil returns with a vengeance.Years of living in fear came to a tragic end one dark night at a farmhouse in the middle of the woods. Kara so desperate to end her torment and save her best friend from a monster, she did the unthinkable.

What she did not count on was the consequences her actions would ignite.

Liam Talbot’s life was easy going until a sassy, long legged brunette came crashing into his life. Connections run deep, and Liam soon finds he is forced to make a hard decision. Give Kara up to the MC who wants retribution, or let the consequences fall on his shoulders. Faced with only one option, Liam made it his mission to keep Kara safe at all costs.

Hidden lies, family secrets and personal vendettas will expose that no one is safe.

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Book Blitz for Kiss and Confess by Jane Lynne Daniels

Book Blitz for Kiss and Confess by Jane Lynne Daniels

Blurb
As a new addition to
the TV reality show “Make Me a Match,” Charley Stephens is about to
meet the love of her life—offscreen.
 

UNREAL 

Saying Charley Stephens
has had bad luck with men would be an understatement, but as a new contestant
on “Make Me a Match,” things are looking up. The reality show has personality experts
and a special computer matching program, so Mr. Right must be
waiting on sound stage number six. Except, if there were a script it’d be out
the window. Standing in front of her is Luke Dean, the very man who broke her
heart.

Doing the wrong thing for the right reason cost
TV producer Luke Dean the love of his life. Now, here she is again, a
contestant on his new show. Yet, three couples competing for big prize
money, trying to best each other at challenges ranging from an L.A. treasure
hunt to sidewalk singing…nothing could be as dramatic as the choice in front of
him. He must decide to keep his distance from Charley or go for
broke—literally. If he jeopardizes the show, he’ll lose his career. If he wins
her love, it’d be better even than a Hollywood happy ending.

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Hot New Release! ~ Greed & Jealousy by Tina Ellery

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Greed & Jealousy by Tina Ellery

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BOOK INFO:
Author: Tina Ellery
Title: Greed & Jealousy
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Cover Artist: Hang Le Designs
Release: August 10, 2016
 

SYNOPSIS:

The grass is greener on the other side…

Tova Hudson is getting by—just barely. With a crumbling marriage, all she longs for is her husband to make an effort—one small, simple gesture. When she meets Neil Hamilton, a strong, demanding, private investigator, she’s appalled at the pull she has for him.  After all, she’s a married woman—even though it’s far from the fairytale she always dreamed of. Luckily, Neil has no interest in a woman who belongs to someone else.

But when peril sets in and Tova’s life is jeopardized, her husband’s absence endangers her even more. This time, greed and envy just might be the deadliest sins of all. It’s up to Neil to protect the one woman he can’t have—or shouldn’t have. But somebody won’t stop until Tova is silenced. Can Neil find a way to save Tova while protecting his heart too?

Author Bio:

After a successful twenty-four-year career as a business owner, Tina Ellery, is now an Indie author writing the type of romantic fiction she wants to read. A little mysterious and a lot sexy.

Ellery lives in Minneapolis, MN with her husband and two children. She’ll tell you her writing started because of her son, Salty, and her daughter, Sweetie, and one too many cartons.

When she’s not clicking on the keys, she’s holding some caffeinated beverage. She’s a freelancer with her hoard of recipes and in her free time a jewelry designer.


Writing became her obsession in 2013 when she filled six yellow legal pads and decided to “type the darn thing up.” Be careful when talking to her, though, she’s bound to find you interesting, and you could end up as material, or one of the characters in her next book.

Connect with Links:

Website: www.tinaellery.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TinaElleryWrites/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/TinaEllery | @TinaEllery

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J.D. Rivera | Chasing Destiny (Chasing #3) – New Release

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Jul 11- J.D. Rivera | Chasing Destiny (Chasing #3) Click to Purchase

Everything happens for a reason.
Kristin…
College, a breakup, and a friendship.
Doesn’t sound bad at all until you put all three of those together and you come out with the most life changing news of my life.
If what started off as an innocent, fun night caused me to lose the one person I wanted more than anything, I didn’t know how I would ever get past it.
Carson…
I’d had my heart torn out and stomped on once before, and I vowed to never let it happen again.
But…
Enter Kristin. Fun, beautiful, full of life Kristin. I never expected a friendship with her, and I definitely didn’t expect her to completely change my life.
If I couldn’t get past her mistake and learn to live with its outcome, then I would lose everything, and I didn’t know if I could live with that.
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Hot New Release! ~Carnal Whispers, Mind Stalker (3rd) by Reily Garrett

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Carnal Whispers, Mind Stalker (3rd) by Reily Garrett

To delve into another’s mind is to revel in the depths of truth, cringe in the face of past and imagined horrors, and suffer their dreams, all while searching for balance and serenity.
Daniele is a mysterious, gentle, and loyal young woman harboring knowledge capable of destroying millions. Thumbing her nose at fate, she hides in plain sight while concealing her extraordinary talent, enduring isolation despite her fantasies of a normal life.
Marc, owner of the BDSM club, Ambrosia, is determined to protect the elusive beauty stalked by a psychopathic killer. Hidden underneath her vulnerability, he senses a courage and determination forged from horrific circumstances. While adapting unique scenes to free her from fear and low self-esteem, he strives to stay one step ahead of a branch of the government answering to no one.
Each must rely on the other to survive a world where betrayal and deception, desire and trust, weave a fabric that threatens their sanity.

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Castle News from Jade C. Jamison!!!

Hello, my friends!

Sorry I’ve “been quiet” for a while.  Please know that I am still writing like there’s no tomorrow, but I’ve been trying a lot of new things…plus spending quality time with the family.  I know you all know what I mean.  Anyway, my newest book is called Fool Me Once and most of my beta readers and review team are loving the cast of characters, the sexual tension, and the suspense in this book, the first book in the Codie Snow series.  Release date is July 18, but I am not doing pre-orders, so I will send you a follow up email as soon as links are live.  Thanks as always for your support.  Oh!  One last thing.  I now have several “perma free” books–including Bullet–and I’ll also include those links below if you’d like to share that info with your readers.

Please drop me a line if you need anything from me at any time–ebook or paperback book donations, swag, bookmarks, or whatever.  I always love returning a favor.  <3  I hope your summer has been fabulous!!!

Fool Me Once
(Codie Snow #1)

Something’s gotta give…but Codie Snow doesn’t know if it needs to be her non-committal workaholic ex-boyfriend attorney Slade Sheppard or her unsatisfying job as a nursing assistant. Because even though the chemistry with Slade is off-the-charts hot and the job is a necessary evil, she doesn’t know that she wants either.

Enter Pete Olsen, bad ass cop in charge of serving and protecting the town of Dalton, Colorado. Codie goes on a ride-along with Pete and sees the seedy underbelly of her town, witnessing the gamut—from an amusing domestic dispute to a frightening meth lab explosion—and she decides that law enforcement is not for her.

But Pete just might be.

When Codie learns that a supposed suicide Pete investigated on the ride-along is actually a murder, she poses as a religious fanatic in order to gain access to the controlling cult where the dead woman was discovered, hoping to find the truth. But has she instead set herself up to be murdered—and will she uncover the killer before she becomes the next victim?
LINKS:

Media Kit for Fool Me Once: http://www.jadecjamison.com/fool-me-once-media-kit/
Media Kit for Jade C. Jamison: http://www.jadecjamison.com/media-kit/
ARC of Fool Me Oncehttp://dl.bookfunnel.com/wdb1muqwyg

Thank you!  Again, please let me know if or when you need anything from me, whether it’s for a giveaway or a shout out.  You name it.  🙂  I look forward to reading your reviews.

Perma-free Book Links!

I now have three books offered permanently free.  One of them is my all-time bestselling book Bullet.  If you’d like to share any or all of these books, the info is below.  Thanks again!

Got the Life
Barnes & Noble: http://bit.ly/1sMlOlv
Kobo: http://bit.ly/1uwa8BM
iTunes: http://bit.ly/1nr11jG
AllRomance:  http://bit.ly/29dhL9q

Till next time!

Love ya ~ Jade

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C.J. Pinard – Beneath Broken – Blog Tour

C.J. Pinard – Beneath Broken – Blog Tour

He’s a clean-cut cop who loves a good challenge.
She’s a smart executive with no interest in falling in love.
It won’t take long for the flames of desire to scorch them both, forcing them to either douse the blaze, or succumb to the fire.
MASON
I don’t give up easily. My personality and training taught me that failure is not an option, and getting the attention of the beautiful executive president Harper Mathis is going to be my biggest challenge yet. But first I’ve got to find out why she’s so withdrawn. A woman that stunning must have secrets and I’m going to find out what’s hiding behind those baby blue eyes of hers. She’ll quickly see how much I love a good game of chase.
HARPER
I’ve gone through hell and am not ashamed to admit that I’m broken. Damaged goods. Used up and empty. I want nothing to do with men or love, especially not a cop and a veteran – one who puts his life in danger every day. I’ve been there, done that, and my heart has no interest in someone like Detective Mason Oliver. Even if he’s the hottest thing I’ve laid eyes on in a very long time. I get the feeling Mason always gets what he wants, though. Well, he hasn’t seen my stubborn side.
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New Teaser from Pepper Winters!!

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New Teaser Alert!
Pennies is the highly anticipated July 20th release from Pepper Winters.
Are you ready for Elder Prest?
“At 18 I had pennies, but money didn’t make me bold. At 19 I had dollars, but it didn’t dull the pain of being sold. At 20 I had hundreds, but then I met him and was found. At 21 I had thousands, but all I wanted was to be bound.”

“At 23 I had dollars, but life changed and made me rich. At 25 I had hundreds, but it wasn’t enough to stop my killing itch. At 27 I had thousands, but my reputation didn’t set me free. At 29 I had millions, but I met her and could finally see.”

Tasmin was killed on her 18th birthday. She had everything planned out. A psychology degree, a mother who pushed her to greatness, and a future anyone would die for. But then her murderer saved her life, only to sell her into a totally different existence.

Elder went from penniless to stinking rich with one twist of fate. His lifetime of crime and shadows of thievery are behind him but no matter the power he now wields, it’s not enough. He has an agenda to fulfill and he won’t stop until it’s complete.

But then they meet.

A beaten slave and a richly dressed thief. Money is what guided their separate fates. Money is what brought them together. And money is ultimately what destroys them.

She was poor.
He was rich.
Together…they were bankrupt.

Releasing Summer 2016!

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Harper Bentley | Under the Gun (CEP #3) – Release Day

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Jul 5 - HARPER BENTLEY | UNDER THE GUN

Citadel Executive Protection (CEP): New York City’s top-rated security agency that hires and assigns only the best of the best for each case.
Psychologist Quinn McDonnell runs a practice on the Upper West Side in Manhattan, NY, specializing in adolescents.
Quinn’s a no-nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is kind of woman who doesn’t take a lot of crap from anybody. When she starts receiving threats from a man she believes is a former patient, she finds herself entwined in an insidious web of deceit and betrayal.
Seeking the help of CEP, she finds herself once again involved with the handsome and broody Gunner Murphy, a man she butted heads with in Unbreakable Hearts (CEP #2), a man with whom she’s now engaged in a dance of steamy flirtation as neither wants to admit their true feelings for the other.
Gunner is a former chopper pilot for the Army, having flown in a special ops regiment called the Night Stalkers, who has deep-seeded issues he thought he’d dealt with.
The race is on as Gunner enters into a game of cat and mouse as he tries to uncover the dark secrets of a sick and twisted mind to help keep Quinn alive. Can he overcome his own fears as he rushes to beat the clock to save her?
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C.J. Picard | Beneath Broken (Imperfect Heroes #2) – Release Day

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He’s a clean-cut cop who loves a good challenge.
She’s a smart executive with no interest in falling in love.
It won’t take long for the flames of desire to scorch them both, forcing them to either douse the blaze, or succumb to the fire.
MASON
I don’t give up easily. My personality and training taught me that failure is not an option, and getting the attention of the beautiful executive president Harper Mathis is going to be my biggest challenge yet. But first I’ve got to find out why she’s so withdrawn. A woman that stunning must have secrets and I’m going to find out what’s hiding behind those baby blue eyes of hers. She’ll quickly see how much I love a good game of chase.
HARPER
I’ve gone through hell and am not ashamed to admit that I’m broken. Damaged goods. Used up and empty. I want nothing to do with men or love, especially not a cop and a veteran – one who puts his life in danger every day. I’ve been there, done that, and my heart has no interest in someone like Detective Mason Oliver. Even if he’s the hottest thing I’ve laid eyes on in a very long time. I get the feeling Mason always gets what he wants, though. Well, he hasn’t seen my stubborn side.

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MOONSHOT BY ALEXANDRA TORRE – New Release

MOONSHOT BY ALEXANDRA TORRE – New Release

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MOONSHOT BY ALESSANDRA TORRE

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SYNOPSIS:


Baseball isn’t supposed to be a game of life and death…

The summer that Chase Stern entered my life, I was seventeen. The daughter of a legend, the Yankees were my family, their stadium my home, their dugout my workplace. My focus was on the game. Chase … he started out as a distraction. A distraction with sex appeal poured into every inch of his six foot frame. A distraction who played like a god and partied like a devil.

I tried to stay away. I couldn’t.

Then, the team started losing.
Women started dying.
And everything in my world broke apart.

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Falling for Chloe by D. Stearman – Blog Tour

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Welcome to my stop on the Falling for Chloe Blog Tour – Really excited to share the latest book by author D. Stearman with you!

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Jake Marley always dreamed of making it big as a singer / songwriter, and when a chance meeting in his hometown ends with an invite to Nashville, he’s sure fame and fortune are just around the corner. After Jack jumps on the fast track to success, his notoriety grows – but so do his addictions.

Jake expected fame to take its toll. He just didn’t realize how much he’d have to give up in the pursuit of stardom. But the hardest thing? Losing Chloe, his small-town girlfriend and the only person who knows the real Jake.

Can Jake and Chloe find their way back to each other? Or will the price of fame remove any chance he has to prove his love for Chloe?

 

Excerpt:

The problem was that he was hot and I was not. So he got all the girls and I got, well, mostly myself, which was not that great a thing. That was the general run of our lives and the way it was on that pivotal afternoon. He, Brandon Burke, with his insane football skills and movie-star looks, sat in a corner booth at our local Micky D’s with out-of-my-league Alison, her shadow Erika, and some other celestial being.

Me, I was with my ace Snort, which was also not that great a thing.
“Hey Jake,” Snort croaked, “who’s that luscious morsel over there by Ally?”
“Don’t objectify women, Snort. It’s dehumanizing.”
His gaze lowered. “I … I can’t help it. It’s genetic. I have a Y chromosome.”
Snort wasn’t all that bad a guy; it’s just that he came off as kind of a loser. But then again so did I, mostly because I was one.
But my fortunes began to turn the moment the Great One entered the room. Being a Classic Rock freak, I recognized him at once. Brandon, not so much since he lived in a parallel universe anyway.
What prompted the amazing Steven Tyler to grace our humble hometown hangout will remain a mystery throughout the ages. Nevertheless, there he stood, in all his braided, beaded glory.
Snort squinted. “I’m hallucinating.”
“Definitely an apparition.” My eyes drifted back to the unapproachable angel in the corner booth.
Snort cleared his throat. “He looks old.”
I shrugged. “He is. Who cares?”
Snort shoved a napkin my way. “Get an autograph.”
“No way. It’s embarrassing.”
He slid his phone across the table. “Then take a pic.”
“Too invasive. And cheesy.”
“C’mon Jake, we can’t just do nothing.”
I groaned, struggling to my feet. “OK, I’ll figure something out.”
A couple of WWE-types stood nearby, clearly the celebrity’s bodyguards. They ignored me, probably figuring a skinny teenaged nerd offered little threat to their charge’s security.
Approaching him, I mumbled. “Um, hey, Mr. Tyler …” I’m not worthy. I’m not worthy. “I love your work.” OK, that was lame.
“Thanks,” he replied, addressing me as if I were a regular human being. “Are you a musician?”
“Uh-huh. A rock singer. Following in your footsteps.”
The Celestial Being appeared at my side. She looked up at him with eyes like aquamarines. “Mr. Tyler, would you please sign this? It’s for my dad.”
“Sure, sweetie.” He winked, took the paper, autographed it, and returned his gaze to me.

“You any good?”
I shrugged. “Some people think so.”
“Do you write?”
“Yeah, a little bit.”
“Care to send me a demo?”
You’ve gotta be kidding. “Sure. Where to?”
He burrowed into his pocket and pulled out a gum wrapper, upon which he scribbled an email address. “But no covers, OK? It’s gotta be original.”
As he handed the wrapper to me, his eyes shifted back to the girl. “Take care of him,” he quipped. “He just might be the Next Big Thing.”
My face felt warm. “We … we’re not together.”
He eyed us both up and down. “Too bad. You guys would make a cute couple.”
He turned, ordered a Quarter-Pounder, nabbed it and waved as he headed out.
I stood there, dumbfounded, the Angel still hovering by my side.
She extended a graceful hand. “Hi, I’m Chloe.”
Again, I’m not worthy … “Um, hi Chloe, I’m Jake. You new around here?”
“Just moved in.”
Makes sense. That’s why you’re unaware that I’m a social reject and unqualified to receive communication from your kind. “Really?
From where?”
“Riverside.”
“Is that back east?”
“No, it’s in California.” She giggled, and the ring of it was sweeter than the sound of Metallica’s lead guitarist trilling triplets on the twelfth fret.
I felt a grin warm my face. What an afternoon. Steven Tyler, and now this Chloe. Would anything ever come of any of it?
My shoulders slumped. Dream On.

About D. Stearman:

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I’m a professional songwriter/recording artist-turned novelist, who likes to write adventures set in exotic locales. I have a special love for the tropics–jungles and beaches–that’s reflected in both my stories and personal life. (In the form of hobbies like breeding parrots, growing orchids, and keeping saltwater reef aquariums.)

I travel widely and strive to write about the places I visit in a way that will make readers feel they’ve been there too. I’ve always seen this world as a place of wonder, surpassed only by the people who inhabit it and it’s divine Creator.

 

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Princess Emma Reviews: Unbreak My Heart by Nicole Jacquelyn

Princess Emma Reviews: Unbreak My Heart by Nicole JacquelynUnbreak My Heart (Unbreak My Heart, #1) by Nicole Jacquelyn
Published by Forever on June 7th 2016
Pages: 368
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5 Stars

What do you do when your soul mate marries your best friend?
If you're Kate Evans, you keep your friend Rachel, bond with her kids, and bury your feelings for her husband. The fact that Shane's in the military and away for long periods helps-but when tragedy strikes, everything changes.
After Rachel, pregnant with her fourth child, dies in a car accident and the baby miraculously survives, Kate upends her entire life to share parenting duties. Then on the first anniversary of Rachel's death, Kate and Shane take comfort in each other in a night that they both soon regret.
Shane's been angry for a year, and now he feels guilty too - for sleeping with his wife's best friend and liking it . . . liking her. Kate's ability to read him like a book may have once sent Shane running, but their lives are forever entwined and they are growing closer.
Now with Shane deployed for seven months, Kate is on her own and struggling with being a single parent. Shane is loving and supportive from thousands of miles away, but his homecoming brings a betrayal Kate never saw coming. So Kate's only choice is to fight for the future she deserves - with or without Shane. . .

Series: Unbreak My Heart #1
Also by this author: Change of Heart (Fostering Love, #2)

5 Crowns

This is book 1 in the Unbreak My Heart series. Each book will feature a different couple as they chase love and their HEA’s.

Katie has always held a flame for her old family friend Shane. When she was a teenage she majorly crushed on him, until he crushed her heart by hooking up and eventually marrying her best friend Rachel. 10 years later and she still supports Rachel and helps her with her 3 children, especially with Shane often deployed for long periods overseas. Her relationship with Shane though is practically non-existent, especially as Rachel barely has time for her when he is home. She has made supressed feeling an art form. But sadly her love and loyalty to Rachel, Rachel’s children and Shane are to be tested to the extreme.

Shane adores his wife and children. He also is thankful to his foster parents who took him in when he most needed it, giving him the settled family life he so desperately needed. When his wife dies tragically, he is left with not just 3 children to care for, but also the miracle baby she was carrying. The only person he can turn to is Rachel’s best friend and the niece of his parents, Kate. His history with Katie is a difficult one. Once great friends, things changed when Katie developed feelings for him. Years later she has just become his wife’s best friend, but now she may well be his and his young family’s saviour.

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When Shane and Kate share an unexpected night of passion, it leads to regret, guilt and bitterness. Shane is uncomfortable with his feelings and Kate is hurt with the viciousness of his words. But when 4 innocent children stand in between them, walking away isn’t an option. Will Shane’s ultimate betrayal be the end? Or will Kate fight for him, his children and herself?

I am a huge fan of this author. Being an MC romance junkie, I have read all her MC books and they are really up there with my favourites in the genre. So when I saw this book, completely unrelated to that world, I couldn’t wait to see if the talent that flows throughout her MC series would continue in a more NA genre. Well folks, flow it does. This book is fantastic and I struggled to put it down.

So a word of warning here, Shane is a bit of an arse. I have read many reviews that said they struggled to relate to him, and although I can understand it I also totally disagree. I think it is very obvious from the start that he finds Katie unnerving. And then suddenly he finds himself widowed and the only person he can turn to is the one person that evokes many feelings within in him and who he has a strained relationship with at best. He has lost the woman he loves and has to sit and watch someone care for their children. I was very sympathetic to his situation, but I certainly could have throat punched him at times believe me.

Katie, what an angel. There are not enough words to describe the love, kindness, support and loyalty she shows to her best friend’s family. The love she has long felt for Shane runs deep. But she was respectful of his marriage and adored Rachel and her beautiful children. Rachel’s death hits her hard, changing her life majorly. But it is her dealings with Shane that will break your heart. Is she a doormat? Absolutely not. She is patient, kind and all around amazing.

This is the best kind of slow burn romance. It is a fight for both characters, and until they can face the past and get past the guilt, insecurities and the pressures of their situation they will never find their happiness. Will it be together? I will let you read it yourself to find out.

 

A highly recommended start to what looks to be another great series for this author.

5 Stars
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Princess Emma Reviews: Struck From the Record by K.A. Linde

Princess Emma Reviews: Struck From the Record by K.A. LindeStruck from the Record (Record, #4) by K.A. Linde
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on June 7th 2016
Pages: 350
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4.5 Stars

Clay Maxwell is a smart, quick witted, sex-driven, manwhore with the good looks to match. Plenty of women have shared his bed, but only one has ever been constant, Andrea.
Their rules were simple. When they’re together, it’s just the two of them. When they’re apart, anything is fair game. And it worked. For ten years.
But one of them has changed the game…
Clay must decide if his player ways are worth losing the one girl who has always been there.

Series: The Record Series #4

4.5 Crowns

Book 4 in The Record series. The series moves on from Brady and Liz now that they have found their HEA, exploring another characters love life. You do not need to have read the previous 3 books in the series to enjoy Struck From The Record, but it will make this read much more enjoyable if you have.

Clay Maxwell has always lived in the shadow of his White House bound older brother. Coming from a political dynasty has its positives, but it also has its negatives as well. Being the second son and middle child he always felt he wasn’t good enough, especially for his father who has much bigger plans for Brady than he does for Clay. However, he is determined to prove himself and become everything his father expects. The only person who he has never had to impress is Andrea, his girlfriend of 10 years and best friend since he met her on a beach when they were just 13. Their relationship is the one thing he doesn’t need to think about. Complicated to anyone looking in, their open relationship may seem unconventional to most, but for them it works… until it doesn’t.

With his career on the up and on track to meet the expectations set by his father, Clay now finds himself fighting for something he didn’t know he wanted until it was gone. Will he be able to live up to the standards expected of a Maxwell? But most importantly will he be able to meet the expectations of the only person in the world that matters?

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I have so been waiting for this book. I really loved Clay in the first 3 books. The complete opposite to Brady, Clay was fun, flirty and obviously had hang ups when it came to his older brother. It was also clear that his love life was varied, even though he had a long-term girlfriend. I couldn’t wait to dig deeper and find out more, and I am pleased to say Ms Linde didn’t let me down.

So if you are expecting a book like the previous 3, think again. This book doesn’t take place in the politics of Capitol Hill, it is a story that takes place in the hearts of Clay and Andrea. This is very much a book about how people change, how they eventually want more and how relationships evolve or simply end. Clay has been so happy playing the game and following their rules, he hasn’t stopped to think about whether Andrea continues to enjoy their games herself. It is an absolute angst fest and has many a twist and turn along the way. I loved that it was told from Clay’s point of view, and the author really does a great job of making him so endearing, even when he is being an arse.

 

A brilliant addition to a great series. I now look forward to the youngest Maxwell sibling’s story. Really well set up in this read, if Brady and Clay’s books are anything to go by I will need to buckle up and look forward to another rollercoaster ride.

4.5 Stars
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Princess Emma Reviews: Bet Me Something by Aubrey Bondurant

Princess Emma Reviews: Bet Me Something by Aubrey BondurantBet Me Something (Something, #3) by Aubrey Bondurant
Published by Aubrey Bondurant on June 30th 2016
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5 Stars

Being able to stand on your own two feet, sometimes requires getting knocked off them completely...
McKenzie “Kenzie” Lane is newly graduated from college and looking forward to a dream internship she has lined up for the summer in LA. Unfortunately, her controlling mother has other plans.
Colby Singer, with his hot-as-sin looks and wicked charm, is never without attention from the ladies. Despite suspecting how Kenzie feels about him, he’s always kept her comfortably off-limits since she’s the baby sister of one of his best friends. But when he’s determined to distract her temporarily from the stress of her mother’s ultimatum, deciding to show her some fun, he quickly finds that keeping her in the friend zone is not as easy as he’d hoped.
Once Kenzie realizes this may be her last opportunity to gauge her long-time crush’s true feelings, she puts it all out there in the form of a bet. It's the perfect idea for her perfect man.
Until he isn’t.
Will a dose of reality lead to true love? Or will it crash and burn before it can even get started?
Full Length Standalone book with no cliffhanger. Third book of the “Something Series”Recommended for mature readers due to situations of language, and sexual content.

Series: The Something Series #3
Also in this series: Ask Me Something, Teach Me Something (Something, #4)
Also by this author: Tell Me Something, Ask Me Something, Teach Me Something (Something, #4)

5 Crowns

Book 3 in the brilliant Something series. This book can be read as a standalone as each book follows a new couple, however I recommend you read them all in order. This is a great series with great characters and this book will contain spoilers if you decide afterwards that you want to read them all; and believe me you will.

Kenzie Lane has been in love with the boy next door since she was 6 years old. He may be 10 years her senior, he is most definitely a player and unfortunately for her she has always been the little sister of his friend, so forever placed firmly in the friend zone. But Kenzie remains hopeful that one day he will notice her for the woman she has become; even moving to California to place herself directly in his radar. Alas the radar continues to be on the blink, until a little bet leads to something more.

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Colby Singer has always been proud of his playboy reputation. He is also proud of his career and although close to his older brother has always felt the need for his approval. Kenzie Lane is like the little sister he never had. Okay, so she may have a slight crush on him, but he has maintained a platonic friendship with her and has been careful to never cross any lines to encourage it. So when she needs cheering up following a blow-up with her mother, Colby rushes in and takes her to the  one place that can cheer her up… Vegas. Little does he know how the best laid plans can suddenly go very wrong.

1 bet, 2 people and a simple kiss. Will Kenzie finally open Colby’s eyes? Or will Colby fall of the pedestal she has long placed him on?

I absolutely love this series and am not too proud to say I may have badgered Aubrey to get myself an ARC of Bet Me Something. Having read the previous 2 books back to back, I suddenly found myself anxiously waiting for Kenzie and Colby’s book. So I began channelling positive thoughts of speedy writing to the author. Then bam, suddenly it’s here. Eek, will it meet my expectations?

I love all of characters that Aubrey has pulled together in these books, but I have to say both Colby and Kenzie were characters that I really had a soft spot for. I loved these 2 in the previous books – the unrequited love versus the playboy. So understandably I then began to worry that when I finally got the story that it would lack in some way and not be how I so needed it to be.

Bravo Ms Bondurant, you pulled it out of the bloody bag with this story. It is abso-bloody-lutly perfect.

I don’t want to give any spoilers, but don’t expect it to be plain sailing for these two. If you think that Kenzie will be a pushover, think again. She is tough as boots and although madly in lust with Colby, she suddenly has her eyes opened to the fact that he isn’t as perfect and dreamy as she (or he himself) thinks. As for Colby, well he certainly has his work cut out with the vivacious Kenzi. Suddenly the girl he has always friend zoned becomes the ultimate challenge, and his hard earned reputation of player extraordinaire isn’t something he is proud of anymore.

A book full of love, friendship, sex and belly laughs. This is my favourite of the 3 books and that is saying something given how much I loved the previous 2. Aubrey describes her books as “smutty chick-lit” and I think that is bang on. The characters are engaging and the storylines fun. If you are looking for your perfect holiday read then look no further.

 

Meanwhile as I close my laptop, I do so channelling Aubrey those speedy writing positive thoughts again. I need Catherine’s book and I need it now.

5 Stars
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