Hot New Releases! ~ Feb 18

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Wardrobe Malfunction by Samantha Towel

From New York Times bestselling author, Samantha Towle, comes a new standalone romantic comedy.

Vaughn West, Hollywood heartthrob, has been at the top of his game for years. He thinks he’s untouchable—until a betrayal brings him spiraling down. Now, everyone pities him, and if there’s one thing Vaughn hates, it’s pity.

After a few months of working his way through every available actress, pop star, model, and waitress in California, Vaughn needs to get his life back on track and focus on what he does best—making hit movies.

Charlotte Michaels is in love. Just not with one person.
Louis Vuitton…
Christian Dior…
Valentino…
Gucci…
And the list goes on.

Sadly, Charly’s limited bank account doesn’t allow her those luxuries, and the closest she gets are lucky finds in charity shops and working closely with some of those names in her job as a wardrobe assistant.

Now, Charly has landed the mother of all jobs—working on the new Vaughn West movie. Excited doesn’t even cut it.

 

Only things don’t go as planned, and it turns out that Vaughn is actually a jerk. A hot jerk, but a jerk nonetheless.

So, why do their clothes keep falling off whenever they’re around each other? And why can’t Charly keep her mind in the closet and off Vaughn?

Getting mixed up with a smart-mouthed, fashion-obsessed wardrobe assistant is the last thing Vaughn needs.

Getting mixed up with an arrogant, self-centered, obnoxious, jumped-up actor who has a lack of respect for fashion is the last thing Charly needs.

Things are about to get hot, dirty, and messy in Hollywood. Very messy. Especially if Charly’s closely guarded secret falls out of her closet.

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Come Undone: A Hockey Romance by Penny Dee

JAKE
“You want to know why I train? It’s because it’s the only time I’m not thinking about Tyler and the fact that I killed him.”

Jake Pennington is a hockey super star. Hot. Rich. Gorgeous. And super talented. But when a personal tragedy rocks his world, Jake’s life is ripped apart as he is brought to his knees. Broken and completely devastated, he retreats to his family cabin in Canada desperate to forget the world and something he once knew as happiness.

MACKENZIE
“My therapist would say it was me trying to reclaim my life back. To recapture the girl I had once been—frightened of nothing and living life on a whim.”

Mackenzie Eden is battling her own demons. After a horrific incident in college, Mackenzie throws herself into her job as a means to outrun her pain and her litany of phobias. When her path crosses with Jake Pennington she sees a way to bring them both out of the darkness and back into the light.

Come Undone is a story of two people finding each other in the darkness. A sports romance, it will make you laugh, cry and fall head over heels in love with two very broken and stubborn people.

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Hot New Releases! ~ Feb 17

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Preston's Honor by Mia Sheridan

There were two brothers—identical twins—and though I loved them both, my soul belonged to only one.

Annalia Del Valle has loved Preston Sawyer all her life. The daughter of an impoverished migrant farmworker, she grew up as an outcast in what was no more than a tiny, cooped up shack in California’s Central Valley. But her heart found freedom in the land, in the wide-open spaces of Sawyer Farm, and in the boys who were her only friends.

Preston has yearned for Annalia since he was a boy. But a sense of honor kept him from pursuing her until he’s unable to hold back any longer and their worlds—and bodies—collide one hot summer night. A night that sets off a chain of events that will alter their lives forever.

Now Annalia is back in town after disappearing without a trace for six long months. Determined to reclaim her heart, her life, and the baby she left behind—the son who was created in a moment of lust and love and pent-up yearning.

Preston has survived grief, a ravaging drought, and the despair of heartache, but he’s not sure he can survive Annalia again. And he might be unwilling to try. Will pride and bitterness keep him from the one thing he’s always longed for?

How do you heal what is irreparably broken? How do you forgive that which is unforgivable? How do you discover that real honor comes not from circumstance, but from the place deep in our hearts where truth resides? And how do you move beyond the wounds of the past to discover that some loves are as solid as the ground beneath your feet, and as enduring as the earth itself?

THIS IS A STAND-ALONE SIGN OF LOVE NOVEL, INSPIRED BY GEMINI. New Adult Contemporary Romance: Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.

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Stryder (The Black Stallion Trilogy Book 2) by Maggie Ryan, Alta Hensley

USA Today Bestselling Authors Maggie Ryan and Alta Hensley join forces again to bring you the second novel in this action-packed, romantic suspense trilogy full of bad boys and the women who love them.

Dark… seductive… promise 

Stryder Steele, along with his two brothers and father, lives by one code: Help all in need. Even if it means saving those who walk among the most sinister criminals in the world. Known as The Black Stallions, their mission is simple – provide rescue and safety to the innocents drawn into the evil depths of the underground.

Zoya Morozova has been kidnapped and ready to be sold at an underground human auction in Moscow. Being sold to the highest bidder, she has no idea her life is about to change when her new Master is the dark and mysterious… Stryder Steele.

Bad boy Stryder remembers the pain of being unable to save another but he’ll put his life on the line to save this beautiful Russian farm girl. When he buys Zoya with the purpose of rescuing her, he has no idea that she may have the power to rescue him as well.

Flown to The Black Stallion Ranch, and with the help of Zoya and the knowledge of the human sex trade she has, can the Steeles put together the pieces in time to save all the innocent women who had been sold to the monsters of the underground, or will they lose to the mastermind of it all?
Publisher’s Note: This book contains graphic sex and BDSM elements.

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Dirty Duet (Found in Oblivion #3) by Cari Quinn

He’s the wildest guy in his band, but falling for a virgin groupie-in-disguise might be his craziest move yet.

Keyboardist West Reynolds’s idea of commitment? Going out for breakfast with a woman after a night of bed-breaking action. The only thing he gets serious about is Warning Sign, the band he formed with his two best friends. Then he meets a woman being hauled off by security, and she’s fascinated by him.

To her, he’s a subject to study. Like a bug under a microscope with a big…head.

Lauren Bryant is a student of psychology, and now she’s going in depth on rockstars. Specifically, fans. What makes a woman turn into a lust-driven groupie?

Is it the music?

The fame?

The men?

She isn’t sure, but she never expected to get her own night with a rockstar. One where he’s on top, doing some studying of his own…

She isn’t sure, but she never expected to get her own night with a rockstar. And she just figured out the ultimate way to get inside a subject is to let the subject inside you…

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Hot New Releases! ~ Feb 16

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Twist of Fate by Ellie Masters

A Contemporary Romantic Suspense/Thriller…think Romance meets silence of the lambs.

Melissa is a victim, capable of attracting only the worst kind of man. She seeks redemption for crimes she did not commit.

CJ struggles to absolve himself of an unforgivable act. He seeks salvation through heroism, but fails every day.

Our prince, a man with the blackest of hearts and an endless capacity to inflict pain, seeks validation for his work. His corruption is absolute, but even he will sacrifice for love.

Meanwhile, a man of pure evil invades their lives, weaving his sinister threads and binding their futures.

But Fate has different plans for them all. As tornados tear through the town, their lives will be uprooted, twisted, and tangled beyond what any of them could foresee.

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Oblivion by Lulu Astor (

When tragedy strikes Aja Lawson, she believes her life has forever lost its luster. Indifferent to everything but the unrelenting and gnawing misery inside of her, she scrapes up the shards of the shiny girl she used to be and tries to somehow keep moving forward. But in the shadows, forces are gathering like tumbleweed to disrupt her life: forces, or more concisely, men.

Powerful men.

One man is bent on Aja’s destruction; two others want to possess her, but all three have one thing in common: they are thoroughly, mind-and-body obsessed with Aja.

Oblivion is the high-stakes game where winner takes all. Aja Lawson is the ultimate prized possession.

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BY APPOINTMENT ONLY by Lisa Eugene

Chase:

What we do…
What we do every Tuesday…
In my office,
On my desk…
Is wrong!

But I crave her,
I can’t stop.
How can I save her
from certain heartbreak,
when I can’t even save myself?

Danielle:

He’s a gorgeous, eccentric, older man, a millionaire who owns the special needs school my daughter attends. He also happens to be running for mayor of New York City.

Why do I keep my appointments?

This one hour every Tuesday is strangely a welcomed reprieve from a life that has always been too full of hardship. I am usually quite willful. I’m tough and belligerently stubborn, but sometimes I don’t want to be.

I revel in the passion, the desperate need that sets a flame in Chase’s deep blue eyes, and the fervent worship of my body that spills from his lips.
The awe he finds in every tiny detail of my pleasure is infinitely thrilling.

I completely surrender to him, a surrender that requires a great deal of trust. I’ve never fully trusted anyone in my life. And I don’t know why, but I trust Chase Rutherford.

But what is he hiding?

As my heart softens and his gazes grow tender, will I finally learn his secret. Will it be unbearable? Will it shatter my heart?
Will it be so devastating that it finally breaks this unbreakable woman?

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POSSESSION by A.M. Johnson

Paige Simon was the only girl Declan ever loved. The only one capable of silencing his voices, the only person to ever have faith in who he was, until the day her faith turned to doubt and destroyed everything they’d made together.

Declan O ’Connell was the only person Paige could be herself with. The only one she could rely on, until the day she was forced to make a choice that would condemn them both.

They’ve had years apart, and second chances don’t belong to the damned. But when you come face to face with your savior, it’s almost impossible to walk away. In order to move beyond the sins of their past, and forever silence the demons in his head, they’ll have to risk it all.

But with love, there are real reasons to be afraid and, sometimes… your salvation is your damnation.

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Hot New Releases! ~Feb 15

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Fighting for Alexa (Fallen Heroes #2) by Jennifer Ann

FIGHTING FOR ALEXA is a full-length standalone novel bursting at the seams with heat and intrigue.

Michael Harrison is bad for me.

Angry, albeit drop-dead sexy men in prison for murder are generally bad for anyone. So I’m unable to explain why I feel a need to prove his innocence, or why every time he opens his mouth I want to feel those thick lips all over my body.

I’ve worked hard to prove my worth since my parents abandoned me, and getting involved with an inmate could cost me my career. So why do I find myself ready to throw it all away for a chance to be with a tattooed biker?

Alexa Darrington must be an angel.

How else can I explain the sudden appearance of this mouthwateringly gorgeous woman with legs that go on for miles? It’s not only her looks that make her irresistible. Her determination and stubborn will make her the kind of woman worth laying down my life for.

Even though it’s too dangerous to involve her in the truth, I’m too selfish to let her go. But what will I have to offer her if I’m stuck in prison for life?

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Played (Fire & Lies #2) by Lilliana Anderson

Be careful who you trust…

It’s something I thought I knew but with Chloe Donovan, all of my reason seems to fly out the window the moment I’m around her…

Follow Aiden Price as he hunts for answers and finds out way more than he bargained for.

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Hot New Releases! ~ Feb 14

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Tapped (Brewing Passion #1) by Liz Crowe

A hot hook-up in a cold beer cooler changes everything…

When wealthy brewery owner Austin Fitzgerald meets sexy saleswoman Evelyn Benedict, angry sparks fly. They seem destined to clash, until a hot hook-up in a cold beer cooler changes everything.

For Austin, it’s a life-altering moment that sets him on a path away from his birthright, while Evelyn must face her fears about committing to a man considered the playboy of the micro-brewing world.

The power of preconceived notions nearly tears them apart—until they meet up with brew master Ross, who opens their eyes to a deeper, even more erotic connection.

But three strong personalities don’t always make for the best emotional mix and when a simple misunderstanding causes chaos, it’s up to Ross to repair the tattered shreds of their relationship.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of explicit sex, including scenes of M/M intimacy.

 

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ROYAL AFFAIR by Parker Swift

“An amazing debut! I devoured every delicious word. A sexy 5 star read! – #1 New York Times bestselling author Vi Keeland

One seriously sexy son-of-a-duke . . .

Behind the posh British accent, Dylan Hale possesses a down-and-dirty sexiness. Off-the-charts gorgeous, a ruthless architect . . . and did I mention he’s a future duke? Every time we touch, it’s wildfire. All need and lust and heat. But Dylan has rules: just sex, no one can know, and in the bedroom he gets complete control. All I have to do is follow the rules, because falling in love with Dylan Hale is all it would take to screw everything up . . . royally.

Royal Scandal Series
Book 2: Royal Disaster
Book 3: Royal Treatment

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Freedom of Love (Letter From Home #2) by Maryann Jordan

When Letters From Home make all the difference.

Brody Molina, an Army medic on tour in Afghanistan, saved lives everyday but preferred to spend his down time with a good book.

Molly Thurston, working in a library, sent boxes to books to soldiers overseas. Slipping a note into one, she wondered who would write back.

Finding each other through a love of books, the friends continue to write, but Molly, with a secret to hide, is afraid of her growing attraction.

When the secret is revealed, will the love between two pen pals overcome all obstacles?

A standalone, no cliffhanger, and an HEA. For language that some may consider crude and for scenes of a sexual nature, mature (18+) readers only.
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DARE TO DREAM by C A Harms

**Mature Content Warning** Recommended for ages 17+ due to language and sexual content.

After the sudden death of his wife two years ago, Darren Griffin has finally found peace. He has a good life, good job, two daughters he’d do anything for, and a beautiful home on the beach.
Greer Monroe is grieving the loss of her father. It’s the final rung on the broken ladder that’s become her life—crappy job, no friends, and a cheating ex-boyfriend. At the insistence of her aunt, Greer decides to spend some time at her family’s beach house.
When the glee-filled sound of children’s laughter dances through the breeze, Greer finds herself smiling again. The neighbor girls are carefree, depicting a life Greer has only dreamed about. Husband, children, happiness—a family. And their father, Darren, he’s everything a woman could ever want.
But it is, of course, only a dream.
She can’t stay at Carolina Beach, no matter how much she adores Darren and his daughters. She has responsibilities at home, a mother who needs her. Where there’s love, there’s heartbreak, and she can’t go through that again. And she sure as hell won’t do that to those little girls.
But Darren isn’t letting her go that easily. It’s been so long since he’s felt this way for anyone. Greer is his missing piece, a piece he never thought he’d find.
Saying goodbye is hard, but sometimes starting over is even harder.
Only when they dare to dream again, will they ever dare to love.

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Like a Memory by Abbi Glines

One memory.
One special summer.
The one thing Bliss had lost herself in when the fear and sickness were too much, moments never to be damaged by the harsh reality that followed… until now.

Bliss York didn’t live a normal teenage life. She didn’t go to Friday night football games, walk the halls with her friends every day, go to her prom or even walk to receive her diploma. It had all been taken from her the fall that she was fifteen years old and she was given the diagnosis no one ever wants to hear.

She had leukemia.

Seven years after spending a summer with a girl who he knew would always be his first love and the one who got away, Nate Finlay returns to Sea Breeze to help his fiancé open her new boutique clothing store. When the new employee walks in Nate is taken back seven years to the girl he thought he’d love forever. The one who never answered his calls or returned his text. The one who shut him out completely with not even a goodbye and broke his heart.

They’ve each become someone different. No longer the young teens with stars in their eyes. But does that matter when your heart still says that’s the one.

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Riveted (Saints of Denver #3) by Jay Crownover

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Marked Men books comes the next installment in the Saints of Denver series.

Everyone else in Dixie Carmichael’s life has made falling in love look easy, and now she is ready for her own chance at some of that happily ever after. Which means she’s done pining for the moody, silent former soldier who works with her at the bar that’s become her home away from home. Nope. No more chasing the hot as heck thundercloud of a man and no more waiting for Mr. Right to find her; she’s going hunting for him…even if she knows her heart is stuck on its stupid infatuation with Dash Churchill.

Denver has always been just a pit stop for Church on his way back to rural Mississippi. It was supposed to be simple, uneventful, but nothing could have prepared him for the bubbly, bouncy redhead with doe eyes and endless curves. Now he knows it’s time to get out of Denver, fast. For a man used to living in the shadows, the idea of spending his days in the sun is nothing short of terrifying.

When Dixie and Church find themselves caught up in a homecoming overshadowed with lies and danger, Dixie realizes that while falling in love is easy, loving takes a whole lot more work…especially when Mr. Right thinks he’s all wrong for you.

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In the Moment by Alison G. Bailey

Life is made up of moments. If you’re not in one, then you’re not living.

Cadence Fletcher wants to start a new chapter in her life. The problem is, the nightmare she’s been living for the past two years has stripped away her identity, leaving behind only a shell of who she used to be. Until one night. One random meeting. And one moment, brought her heart, soul, and body back to life.

From the very first moment he saw her, Luken Schaffercouldn’t get Cadence out of his mind. He wanted her. He needed her. And wasn’t going to back down until he got her.

But when Luken reveals a family secret, Cadence is torn between living the life she always dreamed of, and sacrificing it all, so that Luken has a chance at the future he deserves.

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Every Little Thing (Butler, Vermont #1) by Marie Force

Grayson Coleman has just moved home to Butler, Vermont after spending years working for a high-powered law firm in Boston. He’s looking for a simpler, less stressful existence in the sleepy little mountain town where he grew up with his siblings and Abbott cousins. Once the holidays are over, he plans to hang out a shingle and open a new general law practice. After helping to raise his seven younger siblings, the last thing on Grayson’s mind is a family of his own.
Emma Mulvaney is enjoying a break from her reality as a busy single mother in New York City while she and her adorable daughter, Simone, spend the holidays in Vermont with Emma’s sister, Lucy, and Lucy’s future in-laws, the Abbotts. After meeting Abbott cousin Grayson Coleman and talking to him for hours, Emma is nervous and excited to have dinner alone with him after sharing her deepest, most personal secrets with him.
Will that first night be the start of something new for the jaded lawyer and the selfless single mom or will a holiday week flirtation turn into something much bigger than either of them ever expected?
Come back to Butler, Vermont for more of the charming Abbott family, their matchmaking father and grandfather and of course, Fred the Moose.

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Meant For You by Lili Valente

What if there was one man—one gorgeous, brilliant, sexy as hell man—who was meant for you?

Yeah, well, there isn’t. Love is a hard slog up a snowy mountain infested with rabid cougars, and meant-to-be love is just a lie. I learned that the hard way when all my romantic dreams went up in smoke, and the boy I loved walked away without looking back.

Or so I thought…

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Seven years ago Fate ripped me away from the only girl I’ve ever loved. Now Addie and I are snowed in at a romantic mountain lodge, drinking cocoa around the Valentine’s Day tree, and there’s no way I’m going to let her slip away from me again.

One way or another, I’ll prove to Adeline that we belong together.

She might not believe in love, but I do, and I’m going to use every sexy, wicked weapon at my disposal to convince my girl we’re meant to be.

The best part of trying to win the one who got away? I know exactly what makes her laugh, what makes her melt, and what makes her squirm…

MEANT FOR YOU is a sexy, swoony, true love conquers all Standalone romantic comedy.

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Princess Emma Reviews: Tapped by Liz Crowe

Princess Emma Reviews: Tapped by Liz CroweTapped (Brewing Passion, #1) by Liz Crowe
Published by Totally Bound Publishing on January 17th 2017
Pages: 232
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4.5 Stars

A hot hook-up in a cold beer cooler changes everything…
When wealthy brewery owner Austin Fitzgerald meets sexy saleswoman Evelyn Benedict, angry sparks fly. They seem destined to clash, until a hot hook-up in a cold beer cooler changes everything.
For Austin, it's a life-altering moment that sets him on a path away from his birthright, while Evelyn must face her fears about committing to a man considered the playboy of the micro-brewing world.
The power of preconceived notions nearly tears them apart—until they meet up with brew master Ross, who opens their eyes to a deeper, even more erotic connection.
But three strong personalities don’t always make for the best emotional mix and when a simple misunderstanding causes chaos, it’s up to Ross to repair the tattered shreds of their relationship.
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of explicit sex, including scenes of M/M intimacy.
General Release Date: 14th February 2017

Series: Brewing Passions #1
Also by this author: Family Love (Love Brothers, #4)

4.5 Crowns

Book 1 in the new Brewing Passions series.

Everlyn Benedict is at the top of her game in the world of Craft Beer sales. But when an over privileged, rich, stupidly handsome brewery owner is thrust upon her for a day, she can’t hide her dislike for him or the situation. But Austin Fitzgerald is not at all what she expected and he doesn’t just charm the customers, but also gets under her skin. From opposites sides of the track, Everlyn and Austin find it hard to fight the mutual attraction that burns between them, soon finding themselves together despite the opposition from his overbearing family and an almost fiancé. As they get to know each other they open up that little bit more. But it is Austin’s tales of his time in Germany and his close friend Ross that really get them both thinking of what could be. But fantasies are just that… until Ross appears.

Will Ross be the link that forges the gap between 2 people from very different worlds? Which begs the question… Do the best things in life really come in threes?

I have been really looking forward to this book. It is no secret that am a huge fan of this author; in fact she is my most read author by far. But what I really loved when starting this book was knowing that this was going to be the start to a whole new world that she was creating. And if this book is anything to go by, it’s going to be another corker of a series.

Set in the world of Craft beers and the breweries that make them, Liz has created 2 characters in Everlyn and Austin that couldn’t be more opposite. Everlyn has had a tough and challenging upbringing. As much as she is independent, she is also stubborn and can be flighty to say the least. She is certainly intimidated by the world that Austin comes from and whilst that is understandable, it makes her a bitch at times. But as much as she is frustrating, she is totally balanced out by the understanding and loving Austin. He is trying to escape the shackles of his family and the money and power they have. In Everlyn he finds someone that shares his passions and love of the brewing business, someone that understands him. The only other person that has shared that with him is his friend Ross. So when Ross arrives on the scene, he adds another dimension to their loving, passionate and hot relationship. But this is Liz Crowe and she never navigates smooth waters. She will always show us the pros and cons to relationship rather than the hearts and flowers; and so ensues a relationship that will certainly twist and turn a plenty.

So it does end rather abruptly, but I think that is a masterstroke by Ms. Crowe. It has left me absolutely chomping at the bit for the next story which will delve more into Ross’s life. This in itself leaves me with loads of questions. I hope I don’t have to wait long to have them answered as I am eager to continue this journey, full steam ahead.

 

So if you want a sizzling hot MFM read that has a great storyline, well developed characters that are both frustrating and endearing, and a story that tackles issues that relate to real-life romance, this is a MUST READ book, indeed author.

4.5 Stars
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Hot New Releases! ~Feb 13

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Choosing Forever (The Torn Duet, #2) by Mia Kayla

Life is made up of choices.
Single choices like bricks laid out in a path. A path that leads to your future.

At twenty four years old, I would have never guessed I would be stuck between two men—two men from opposite spectrums of the universe.
Their lives, their worlds, their demeanor is as different as the darkest of nights and the lightest of days.

I love them both, but I have to choose.
There is only one choice I can make.
And I choose forever.

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Midnight Rose (Midnight series, #1) by Dani Hart

My grandfather had once told me that life was an unpredictable beast—one moment calm with a full belly and heavy eyes, and the next, digging its paws in the dirt, snarling just before it took down its next victim. Until recently, I would argue with that notion, listing all the reasons why my life was as predictable as the tides coming and going. While I listened, I was young and never put much thought into a lot of the things my grandfather told me, but all that changed when the Hunters moved back to Sandpoint. More specifically, Wes Hunter. That was when the impossible became possible and the predictable became unpredictable.

As Abigail Rose looked down on her new world, she couldn’t deny the things she had seen and all the things she had learned. There were days she wished she could go back to her old life, but she had changed. Evolved. She was no longer a love-struck seventeen year old. She was a chosen leader and her path was undeniable. The black and white was fading to gray, and the only thing between mortals and immortals was her.

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Park Avenue Prince by Louise Bay

THE PRINCE OF PARK AVENUE FINALLY MEETS HIS MATCH IN A FEISTY MANHATTAN PRINCESS.

I’ve made every one of my billions of dollars myself—I’m calculating, astute and the best at what I do. It takes drive and dedication to build what I have. And it leaves no time for love or girlfriends or relationships.

But don’t get me wrong, I’m not a monk.

I understand the attention and focus it takes to seduce a beautiful woman. They’re the same skills I use to close business deals. But one night is where it begins and ends. I’m not the guy who sends flowers. I’m not the guy who calls the next day.

Or so I thought before an impatient, smart-talking, beyond beautiful heiress bursts into my world.

When Grace Astor rolls her eyes at me—I want to hold her against me and show her what she’s been missing.

When she makes a joke at my expense—I want to silence her sassy mouth with my tongue.

And when she leaves straight after we f*ck with barely a goodbye—it makes me want to pin her down and remind her of the three orgasms she just had.

She might be a princess but I’m going to show her who rules in this Park Avenue bedroom.

A sexy, standalone, contemporary romance.

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Mack Daddy by Penelope Ward

From New York Times bestselling author, Penelope Ward, comes a sexy, STANDALONE second-chance romance.

They called him Mack Daddy. No, seriously, his name was Mack. Short for Mackenzie.

Thus, the nickname. Perfect, right?

So was he: perfect. The perfect physical male specimen.

At the private school where I taught, Mack Morrison was the only man around in a sea of women.

Everyone wanted a piece of the hot single father of the sweet little boy. I was riddled with jealousy, because they didn’t know that—to me—he was much more.

They didn’t know about our past.

He’d chosen my school for his son on purpose, because Mack and I, we had unfinished business.

As my friend Lorelai so eloquently put it: “Unfinished business between two people who are clearly attracted to each other is like an eternal case of blue balls.” And I was suffering in pain from my case.

I was still intensely attracted to Mack. I tried to resist him, immersing myself further into a relationship with another man just to protect my heart.

Not to mention, getting involved with a parent was strictly against school rules. But seeing Mack day in and day out was breaking me down.

And soon I might be breaking all the rules.

Author’s note – Told in alternating points of view, Mack Daddy is a full-length standalone novel

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Princess Emma Reviews: Park Avenue Prince by Louise Bay

Princess Emma  Reviews: Park Avenue Prince by Louise BayPark Avenue Prince by Louise Bay
Published by Louise Bay on February 13th 2017
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4 Stars

THE PRINCE OF PARK AVENUE FINALLY MEETS HIS MATCH IN A FEISTY MANHATTAN PRINCESS.
I’ve made every one of my billions of dollars myself—I’m calculating, astute and the best at what I do. It takes drive and dedication to build what I have. And it leaves no time for love or girlfriends or relationships.
But don’t get me wrong, I’m not a monk.
I understand the attention and focus it takes to seduce a beautiful woman. They’re the same skills I use to close business deals. But one night is where it begins and ends. I’m not the guy who sends flowers. I’m not the guy who calls the next day.
Or so I thought before an impatient, smart-talking, beyond beautiful heiress bursts into my world.
When Grace Astor rolls her eyes at me—I want to hold her against me and show her what she’s been missing.
When she makes a joke at my expense—I want to silence her sassy mouth with my tongue.
And when she leaves straight after we f*ck with barely a goodbye—it makes me want to pin her down and remind her of the three orgasms she just had.
She might be a princess but I’m going to show her who rules in this Park Avenue bedroom.
A sexy, standalone, contemporary romance.

Also by this author: King of Wall Street: a sexy, standalone, contemporary romance, Love Rehab

4 Crowns

Park Avenue Prince is a standalone romance, however anyone who has read King of Wall Street will already know our heroine Grace. You do not need to have read the latter to enjoy this book, however please do as it really is a great book and introduces you to the characters that pop up throughout this one.

Grace Astor has lived a privilege life. Brought up on the Upper East Side and living in one of the most exclusive apartment blocks on Park Avenue, you would expect a Princess. But one thing Grace wants more than anything is to find her own way in life, not relying on her family money to get what she wants. So she has never dated anyone deemed of her social standing, refuses to live in Manhattan and has financed the opening of her new gallery by herself. Her opening exhibition is as exciting as it is frustrating. Having to promote her cheating ex isn’t ideal, but she is determined to make it a success. When a certain patron catches her eye, she immediately puts him in the, so not my type category. Billionaire types are everything she is trying to escape, but little does she know that Sam Shaw is doing some escaping himself.

Sam Shaw has come from nowhere to be a mega successful property magnet. He is all about investment and what will keep its value. He forms no attachments with people, personal effects or property. He knows what it is like to lose everything and he is determined to never feel that pain again. Until one day, whilst looking for art to invest his wealth in he meets Grace. He knows he has to have her, even if it is just sex. But as much as he wants to invest his money wisely, maybe Grace might become his best investment of all.

I really love this author’s work. It all started with King of Wall Street for me, and I have very quickly made my way through her entire back catalogue. When I realised that she was going to release another book connected to KOWS, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.

This book certainly has a different pace to its predecessor; it felt more elegant given their surroundings and Grace’s love of fine art. Both characters come with their own issues that slow the onset of romance somewhat. That’s not a bad thing, I would hate reading the same book repackaged with different characters. But for me it meant that I didn’t warm quite as quickly to Sam, but man by half way I was swooning. He is a complicated man, a man I eventually felt sympathy towards big time. But he makes some dick moves and Louise Bay certainly keeps you guessing with him longer than other male characters she has developed. As for Grace, well I already loved this girl. She should be a Paris Hilton type, but she is as far from that as could be. Is she a little self-destructive in her choice of men… abso-bloody-lutly, but this girl is a rebel with a massive heart; I adored her.

So for fans of Louise Bay, this is an absolute MUST. Would I recommend it for newbies? Well I would definitely start with King of Wall Street first. This is a much more of a slow burn romance, which although shows off how Louise can be diverse in her writing, I think it would be much better read after be introduced via Max King.

 

Another enjoyable read and I look forward to what comes next. This author puts out great romance books and I hope this isn’t the last we have seen of the New York crew. Scarlett and Violet definitely need to find their men.

4 Stars
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Living A Lie (Living A Lie #1) by M.L. Kacy

In your early adult years, you think that you know it all. Well that’s how I was looking back on my life. Nearly nineteen-years later, it’s true what they say, you always learn by your mistakes, mistakes make you into a stronger person. Boy, did I make a hell of a lot of mistakes. I never thought that my life would turn out the way that it did. There are only four things that I would never regret, my four beautiful children. They were, and still are, my saving grace, my redemption of sorts. When the darkness became too much, thoughts of them would pull me into the light.

This is my story, it’s not a story that is all sweetness and light. It’s a story of love, regret, devastation, darkness and maybe a little redemption.

So here we are, I shall start from the beginning.
Part One

***Disclaimer- Some of the content in this book can cause triggers for some. Also, contains profanity, erotic scenes and only suitable for readers 18+***

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Hot New Releases! ~ Feb 10

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Saviour by Andie M. Long

Saviour – (n.) A person who rescues another from danger or harm.

Taken into care, then ignored by ambivalent foster parents, Eden Stark seeks happiness through pleasure. Tired of one night stands she knowingly takes a job as a personal assistant for a couple, where the personal extends to their bedroom. When Eden goes missing, along with her employers, is she on holiday or has she been abducted?

Xavier Harrington, a one-night stand, is the last person to have seen her alive. As he assists the detectives in locating Eden, his friend Jane wonders if he has genuine feelings for Eden or is trying to save her because he couldn’t save his mother.
Will Eden be found and if so, can two broken people save each other?

18+ contains dark themes and explicit content.

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Hot New Release! ~Feb 9

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Teach Me Something (Something #4) by Aubrey Bondurant

Life is short, and sometimes you have to take chances…

Catherine Davenport is successful in her career, but doesn’t have the same skill when it comes to her love life. After a painful divorce, she’s finding the new world of dating both intimidating and frustrating.

Tired of striking out, she takes the extreme measure of enlisting the help of an instructor in a private club who offers sessions on how to improve her dating strategy as well as her overall sexual confidence.

‘Calvin’, the masked man with the piercing blue eyes and husky voice not only challenges her to step out of her comfort zone, but encourages her to unlock her repressed adventurous side with various lessons.

She feels like she’s making progress until her worlds collide and the identity of the man privy to her most intimate details is shockingly revealed as someone she knows.

Can Catherine put her insecurities aside to take a chance on love where she least expected it? Or will her past interfere with her ability to plan a future with the one man who truly knows the real her.

Full Length Standalone book with no cliffhanger. Fourth book of the “Something Series”
Recommended for mature readers due to situations of language, and sexual content.

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A Thousand Letters by Staci Hart

Sometimes your life is split by a single decision.

I’ve spent every day of the last seven years regretting mine: he left, and I didn’t follow. A thousand letters went unanswered, my words like petals in the wind, spinning away into nothing, taking me with them.

But now he’s back.

I barely recognize the man he’s become, but I can still see a glimmer of the boy who asked me to be his forever, the boy I walked away from when I was young and afraid.

Maybe if he’d come home under better circumstances, he could speak to me without anger in his voice. Maybe if I’d said yes all those years ago, he’d look at me without the weight of rejection in his eyes. Maybe if things were different, we would have had a chance.

One regretted decision sent him away. One painful journey bought him back to me. I only wish I could keep him.

*A contemporary romance inspired by Jane Austen’s Persuasion*

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Relentless River (Men of Mercy #10) by Lindsay Cross

He was Ice.

Sheriff Bo Lawson was everything a retired Marine Special Operations Operator should be. Cold. Calculating. Calm in all situations. He handled terrorists and too drunk locals without blinking, until a couple of dead bodies show up in his small town, throwing his controlled environment into chaos.

She was fire.

Cheri Boudreaux, manager of the local bar, lives her life by one rule – work hard and play harder. The last thing she needs is a repeat of her father: a strict stick-in-the-mud unable to veer from the rules. Then she meets Bo, a walking, talking sex god in uniform and her preconceived notions incinerate.

Ice meets fire.

Bo craves order. He craves control. He craves a red head with a wild streak wider than the Mississippi. She is everything he despises, but can’t get off his mind. So, when Cheri needs help, he wants to be her knight in shining armor.

Threatened by a deadly foe neither of them could predict, Bo and Cheri clash in an uncontrollable inferno. When the truth is revealed, their world falls apart – can they find the strength to fight for each other or will their newfound love fall under a relentless tide of evil?

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Princess Emma Reviews: Teach Me Something by Aubrey Bondurant

Princess Emma Reviews: Teach Me Something by Aubrey BondurantTeach Me Something (Something, #4) by Aubrey Bondurant
Published by Aubrey Bondurant on February 9th 2017
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5 Stars

Life is short, and sometimes you have to take chances...
Catherine Davenport is successful in her career, but doesn't have the same skill when it comes to her love life. After a painful divorce, she's finding the new world of dating both intimidating and frustrating.
Tired of striking out, she takes the extreme measure of enlisting the help of an instructor in a private club who offers sessions on how to improve her dating strategy as well as her overall sexual confidence.
'Calvin', the masked man with the piercing blue eyes and husky voice not only challenges her to step out of her comfort zone, but encourages her to unlock her repressed adventurous side with various lessons.
She feels like she's making progress until her worlds collide and the identity of the man privy to her most intimate details is shockingly revealed as someone she knows.
Can Catherine put her insecurities aside to take a chance on love where she least expected it? Or will her past interfere with her ability to plan a future with the one man who truly knows the real her.
Full Length Standalone book with no cliffhanger. Fourth book of the “Something Series”Recommended for mature readers due to situations of language, and sexual content.

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

5 Crowns

Teach Me Something is book 4 in the Something series; a series of standalones featured around a group of friends. You do not need to have read any of the other books to enjoy this one, however because they are so good I recommend you do. You will get to know the characters that bit more and you will feel like you are revisiting old friends as soon as you start reading.

Catherine Davenport is a very successful business woman. Editor-in-Chief of the world famous Cosmo Life magazine, her knowledge and influence in the fashion world is unrivalled. Life should be perfect, and professionally it is; it’s her personal life that leaves a lot to be desired. Married and undergoing IVF for a much wanted baby, her husband suddenly up and left her for a younger model. That was 2 years ago and he left behind a woman insecure in her personality and what she can bring to a relationship. She absolutely sucks at dates and the small talk that is so important in finding “the one”. So she secretly starts taking classes at a sex club to give her the tools she needs now that she is ready to move on and dip her toe in the dating pool.

Calvin is her masked instructor. Strictly no sex, he advises her on the do’s and don’ts of starting a relationship. He makes her really evaluate her wants and desires, encouraging her to be confident and assertive; even if this is totally out of her comfort zone. But a trip to Vegas with her closest friends changes everything. Sometimes the person who fits you perfectly, comes in a package you don’t expect. When Catherine finds her something, it turns out to be closer to home than she thinks.

Will she put Calvin’s advice into practice or will the insecurities and heartache of her past and her influential career ruin what could be a love she never saw coming?

I could write pages and pages about how much I adore this series. Aubrey Bondurant’s Something series never ever lets me down; in fact it just seems to go from strength to strength. At the heart of every book has been a butterfly inducing love story. They are always my favourite, but because of that I am seriously picky. They are either too superficial, too repetitive, have too much sex or just don’t have any substance to them. All of those things can never be said about Aubrey’s books. Her stories and characters have depth. They aren’t just hearts and flowers and they always have just the right amount of sexiness to them. In a nutshell they are carefully crafted in every way. Each time I pick her new offering from this series I think “She will never out do the last one”, but she does every time. Where sometimes you feel too much similarity to previous books in a series, you never do with hers.

I loved both Catherine and her man (who shall not be named to avoid spoiling it for you). You often find in life that a successful woman never has it all, and Catherine is the perfect example of that. I loved reading her story and the unexpected twist and turns her life takes.

 

If you love good old fashioned romance that is guaranteed to give you all the feels, do not miss this book or indeed this series. I now wait patiently for the next instalment, so get writing Aubrey… I am addicted to this series and the characters you have created. – A MUST READ!

5 Stars
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Hot New Releases! ~ Feb 7

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London Lovers: Volume One by Amy Daws

Sexy British heroes, bold American heroines, and one outrageous and opinionated ginger combine to create this steamy international incident.

Grab the hot and humorous new series that bloggers are calling, “The perfect blend of drama, comedy, romance, and heat. A must read series unlike any other.”

A sexy and emotional college prequel based in the States lands in the heart of London as Finley flies across the pond to live with her best friend, Leslie. Together, they meet the painfully irresistible Liam and the broodingly mysterious Theo.
These two blokes have Finley and Leslie sweating in their onesie pajamas as they push for more than just one night of fun. Meanwhile, Finley’s college sweetheart, Brody, isn’t so easily left behind at home.

Escape to London with this bundle of three steamy, full-length novels chock full of old flames, secrets, and embarrassing encounters. Will these two childhood best friends find their London lovers? Or will their pasts prevent them from putting their hearts at risk?

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Exposed (Finding Justice, #1) by Rhonda Pollero

First comes love, then comes fear . . .

After a whirlwind romance, Darby Hayes Grisom married the man of her dreams. Smart, handsome, ambitious-Sean was everything she always thought she wanted. Little did she know that one year later that dream would turn into her worst nightmare. Sean is moody, angry, violent. Violent enough to kill. When Darby realizes she’s pregnant she knows Sean will never let her go.

Attorney Jack Kavanaugh is the only person Darby can trust to help her with her plan to save herself and her baby. But the deeper Jack gets involved in protecting Darby, the deeper the feelings between them become. A complication Darby can’t afford-because her husband is watching their every move and he’ll do anything to get her-and their baby-back.

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Sweet Summer Love (The Sweetest Thing Book 3) by Sierra Hill

Logan

Everyone’s had a summer crush. One that’s etched into your memories so hard that it leaves an indelible mark, like a scar on your heart. For me, that crush is my first love, Carver Edwards. I met him at fifteen at summer camp, and for three perfect summers, he was mine. Until the blazing heat of the summer sun faded and reality crashed in. Carver went off to college, leaving me trapped in my small farming town, with no way of reaching him and a problem I needed solving.

Carver

As the senior captain of my college basketball team, all I’ve been focused on the past four years has been playing, school, getting drafted in the NBA, and steering clear of relationships. I didn’t want them. I had nothing to give another girl. I’d given it already. So, I built my rep as a player, and honed my natural ability to charm the pants off girls. It’s what I did. Who I was. Who I am.

Until March, when a lay-up during a tournament landed me in an emergency room, under the care of Logan Shaw – my first love. Of all the people I could run into, why did it have to be her? Not only did my face get split wide open, but so did the locks that held the pain I’d attempted to bury for so many years.

Now that she’s back in my life, we must face the truth and the consequences of our actions – even if it could destroy us. We must uncover the truths that have kept us shackled from moving forward. That could possibly set us free.

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Proper Irish by Zeia Jameson

Stella Rosencourt is the premier event coordinator of Savannah’s elite. With her biggest event of the year ahead – the Mayor’s St. Patrick’s Day ball – she has little time for distractions. But the mysterious Padraig MacNamara and his lush Irish accent are definitely proving to be a distraction.
Padraig MacNamara is an inked enigma. A man of few words who crashes in the back room of the Jaded Lily tattoo parlor and associates with questionable people around town. Stella is convinced he has a vendetta against her but over what, she doesn’t know. Her instincts are warning her to stay away. Her curiosity is begging her to figure him out.
What happens when you’re wickedly attracted to the person you hate the most?
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Stripping Callum (Last Hangman MC Book 6) by Muriel Garcia

Callum Richardson has been through hell and back from the day he was born and things only got worse. It’s a miracle that he’s managed to stay alive and find the courage within himself not to pick the easy way out from his troubled life.
Annabella Williams’ life hasn’t been the easiest or remotely close to what she imagined it would be. She thought she’d have the normal American family and be content with her life. Instead, she finds herself pregnant and homeless at seventeen.
Callum and Annabella couldn’t be any more different from each other but those differences are what brings them together.
What happens when Callum’s past comes back and threaten both of their lives?
Will the past win or will Callum and Annebella’s love be stronger and help them conquer the adversities life threw their way?

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What happened after Bennett killed the man who kidnapped Nancy?
What happened in Callum’s past for him not to want to be close to any woman?
What will happen to the MC?
Find out in the penultimate book in the Last Hangman MC Series.

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Susan Stoker - Marrying Emily

Few people know better than Delta Force soldiers that life is unbearably short and achingly precious. So Cormac Fletcher isn’t waiting one more day to marry the love of his life, Emily.

Fletch has already adopted her daughter, Annie. Now it’s time to officially make Emily his too.

Emily understands just about every woman experiences a few wedding snafus―but they’re usually not of the harrowing, life-or-death variety. Fortunately for her, a guest list full of Delta soldiers and SEALs will make this an event to remember―for both Emily and the uninvited guests trying to ruin her special day.

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Hot New Releases! ~ Feb 6

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Kiss Cam by Anie Michaels

Life was smooth sailing for Riley Smith. She’d earned a promotion, was living the dream as a single gal in a big city, and treated herself to one of her favorite things – a professional basketball game. In Riley’s opinion, nothing ruined a good basketball game like the halftime gag, the Kiss Cam. When the camera lands on her and the sexy stranger in the next seat over, peer pressure from the arena forces them to kiss. It was supposed to be quick, meaningless, and comical. Instead the kiss was hot, delectable, and left her reeling.

It hadn’t been a great night for Camden Rogers, son of Portland’s mayor. On a date with a woman he didn’t care for out of obligation to his politician father, meeting the sassy and intelligent Riley was the last thing he expected. Kissing her, however, was the hottest thing he’d ever experienced. Never one to back down from a challenge, convincing his hesitant kissing partner they could be more would be his biggest accomplishment yet.

They came from two different worlds, a divide Riley was sure they couldn’t overcome, but Camden was convinced she was the one. Will Riley be able to let her guard down and let Camden in? Or will the Kiss Cam be their only sexy encounter?

Author’s Note: Kiss Cam was originally published in June of 2016 as a 19,000-word novella in the Passion in Portland anthology. I have added 55,000 new words and expanded the story into a full-length novel. If you read the original novella, you will not want to miss out on the expanded story. 18+ for mature content.

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Hooked (Viking Bastards MC #1) by Christina Phillips

Zach…

I like my sex dirty and disposable. I’m not into commitment or chicks who want more than one night. My brothers and club come first, second and last.

Until she walks into my life. Classy, rich and so out of my league it’s crazy. A week together should get her out of my system, but this good girl is so bad when we’re all alone and I can’t get enough of her.

I don’t do forever, but she’s hooked me so bad I don’t ever want to let her go. Except there’s no way a princess can live in my world and I sure as hell won’t live in hers…

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The Rakehell's Seduction (Seduction #2) by Lauren Smith

HE’S MADE A DANGEROUS WAGER

Ambrose Worthing is no gentleman. He’s a proud cold-hearted rake who’s determined to stay a bachelor forever. He enjoys bedding a different woman every night without the risk of falling in love. When he hears about a wager over the seduction and ruination of the daughter of his father’s best friend, he knows he must intervene. Committing himself to the bet, he agrees to seduce Lady Alexandra Rockford—for her own good. He never expected the lady in question to be a beautiful, fiery creature who has passions of her own that call to his guarded heart.

SHE’S VOWED NEVER TO FALL IN LOVE AGAIN

Alexandra Rockford has sworn off men, her heart still broken from the false promises of a childhood sweetheart who left her to marry an heiress. When she stumbles into Ambrose outside of a country ball, she knows the rake his trouble. His smile, his touch, his forbidden kiss are all too tempting but being with him would ruin her. Determined to enjoy herself without falling in love, Alex can’t help but let her defenses down with the too charming rake. But when she discovers Ambrose is seducing her to win a bet, it will take everything Ambrose has to prove to her that he is worthy to love her.

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Plus One (Pig & Barley #3) by Mae Wood

If you can stand the heat, there’s a lickable single dad in the kitchen.

1 part tatted-up single dad restaurateur
1 part effervescent younger wine rep
Spice generously with sexual tension
Combine at a foodie conference
Serve steaming hot

At not-quite forty and with his son in his last year of high school, Bert’s going to be dining alone.

His restaurant’s wine rep has a few ideas on how he might sate all of his appetites.

He hasn’t been buying what she’s been selling, but she’s only in Memphis for a few months before moving back home to California…and he is only mortal.

Besides, it’s not like he’s going to fall in love for the first time in his life or anything crazy like that, right?

Plus One is a steamy standalone novel.

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Trigger (Circle of Justice #1) by L.P. Dover

*~* STANDALONE NOVEL *~*

A killer . . . that’s what I am.
It’s what I do.
It’s what I live for.
I’m no longer the Preston Hale everyone knew. I left that life and the people in it a long time ago the second I made my first kill. I wasn’t going to give in, but when I heard the screams there was no going back.
It triggered the pain, the need.
I knew what I had to do, and I did it well. But I never expected for Emma Turner – the only link to my past – to come back into my life.
She triggers a different emotion inside me, something I hadn’t ever felt.
It’s not a want to kill . . . but a need to CLAIM.

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Million Baller Baby (Bad Boy Ballers #1) by Rie Warren

She’s NFL royalty. He’s the star quarterback of a tanking team. When she takes ownership, balls will roll . . . and the truth will out.

Rafe Macintyre—the rocket-armed Carolina Crush quarterback—has nothing to lose and everything to prove. All because of one woman . . . Miss Peyton Fox. When the tough-as-nails chick takes over as team owner, Rafe is ready to turn the epic-fail season into a Super Bowl championship. But the winning has to start with Peyton’s love.

No stranger to playas on and off the field, Peyton Fox is born and bred NFL royalty. Been there, done him, and called the plays even before she took up the Carolina Crush crown. She has zero time for a love life and even less time for games unless they happen between the endzones. Unfortunately, Rafe Macintyre has one hell of an arm, and he’s full of hot southern charm. He’s not too bad to drool over either, but it’s been five years since she tangled with him—a mistake she doesn’t plan on repeating.

The consequences of one night of rebellion will last a lifetime. It’s all fun and games until someone gets knocked up.

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War Poppy (War #1) by Nicole Lynne, Stevie J. Cole, L.P. Lovell

Poppy
Love and war. Two words that should have little association, but to me the two go hand in hand. Both are a tragedy. They rip you open and spit you out. The war killed my husband, Connor, shattered my will to live, and took my best friend. Brandon may not have physically died in that war, but his soul did. And now we’re left to pick up the wreckage. Expected to move on when all that is left is the ruins of a life we once had.
Brandon
War. It took everything from me, even myself. When you’re only able to exist, death seems like a blessing. Pain…a welcome distraction. I ran from everything associated with my past, and then she found me, fighting, drowning myself in whisky, trying to forget. She reminds me of Connor, of what I’ve lost—what we’ve lost. In the midst of destruction, she’s a salvation I don’t deserve.
I shouldn’t love him.
I shouldn’t love her.
Love is a war we never should have fought.

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Hot New Releases! ~ Feb 3

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Clickbait by Lisa Suzanne

I run a popular dating and relationship blog in San Diego. People think I’ll spill their secrets all over social media—and that’s probably true. One mention from me can make you the hottest commodity in town or sink your social life. I protect my friends, but others sometimes end up as clickbait.

My newest column is all about the most undateable men in San Diego. Between my own experiences and those of my friends, I have plenty to choose from. Want to know if Carter King, the heir to King Communications with gorgeous abs and a persistent personality, makes the list or ends up in my bed? Read on to find out…

COURTING SANDY EGGO
posted by Courtney Sanders

FAST FIVE: WHY MY STORY IS WORTH READING
5. You could use a laugh.
4. There’s a guy named Axel.
3. Abs and beaches.
2. Sex. Lots of sex.
1. Carter King. Period.

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Hot New Releases! ~ Feb 2

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Anything You Can Do by R.S. Grey

Lucas Thatcher has always been my enemy.

It’s been a decade since I’ve seen him, but our years on opposite coasts were less of a lasting peace and more of a temporary cease-fire. Now that we’re both back in our small town, I know Lucas expects the same old war, but I’ve changed since high school—and from the looks of it, so has he.

The arrogant boy who was my teenage rival is now a chiseled doctor armed with intimidating good looks. He is Lucas Thatcher 2.0, the new and improved version I’ll be competing with in the workplace instead of the schoolyard.

I’m not worried; I’m a doctor now too, board-certified and sexy in a white coat. It almost feels like winning will be too easy—until Lucas unveils a tactic neither of us has ever used before: sexual warfare.

The day he pushes me up against the wall and presses his lips to mine, I can’t help but wonder if he’s filling me with passion or poison. Every fleeting touch is perfect torture. With every stolen kiss, my walls crumble a little more. After all this time, Lucas knows exactly how to strip me of my defenses, but I’m in no hurry to surrender.

Knowing thy enemy has never felt so good.

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Heart Of Gold by Frankie Love

“I need you, Ava Grace. I need you now.”

My past keeps me from opening up to anyone.
And I like it that way. It’s safe, and no one ends up hurt.

Then I meet Ava Grace. She makes me believe in love for the first time in my life.
But giving someone my heart is fucking terrifying, and when she finds out the truth of who I really am … she may walk away forever.

She wears her heart on her sleeve, and when she falls, she falls hard.
I need to be the man to catch her.

Dear Reader,

This Valentine’s romance features a rugged mountain man and a glittering girl. Diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, but a man with a heart of gold is better than a shiny ring. In the vein of You’ve Got Mail, this filthy-sweet love story is going to make you believe in true love and HEA’s.

xo, frankie

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A Touch of Lust by Michelle Horst

MILA

The way of the commune is the only way I know. Born into sin, I have to repent daily.

If we follow the laws of the Brothers, our sins will be forgiven, and they will take us with them to The Promised Land. All I have been taught is that I’m bad, shameful and a whore.

But, in the deepest part of my heart I can’t help but wonder about life. Is the way of The Order really the only way?
I listen to the teachings. I watch my sisters as they dutifully do what they’re told.
With every passing day I can feel my faith slipping away. How can I believe in something that feels so wrong? I feel like an outsider.

I feel like I don’t belong anywhere until I meet Liam. The first man to show me what love is turns out to be just like the rest of them.

I’m done putting my faith in men. I’ll save myself.

LIAM

Cults – I have this intense hunger for revenge against them.
Because of them, my sister took her own life.

Instead of getting my revenge, I get Mila. She changes things. But when I begin to unravel the secrets of her past that revenge comes back. I can’t forgive her for belonging to a cult. I blame her.

There’s only one problem, somehow that love I felt for her is coming back and my hate is turning to lust.

In the end I’m the one who needs saving.

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Princess Emma Reviews: Anything You Can Do by R.S. Grey

Princess Emma Reviews: Anything You Can Do by R.S. GreyAnything You Can Do by R.S. Grey
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5 Stars

Lucas Thatcher has always been my enemy.
It’s been a decade since I’ve seen him, but our years on opposite coasts were less of a lasting peace and more of a temporary cease-fire. Now that we’re both back in our small town, I know Lucas expects the same old war, but I’ve changed since high school—and from the looks of it, so has he.
The arrogant boy who was my teenage rival is now a chiseled doctor armed with intimidating good looks. He is Lucas Thatcher 2.0, the new and improved version I’ll be competing with in the workplace instead of the schoolyard.
I’m not worried; I’m a doctor now too, board-certified and sexy in a white coat. It almost feels like winning will be too easy—until Lucas unveils a tactic neither of us has ever used before: sexual warfare.
The day he pushes me up against the wall and presses his lips to mine, I can’t help but wonder if he’s filling me with passion or poison. Every fleeting touch is perfect torture. With every stolen kiss, my walls crumble a little more. After all this time, Lucas knows exactly how to strip me of my defenses, but I’m in no hurry to surrender.
Knowing thy enemy has never felt so good.

5 Crowns

Anything I Can Do is an all new standalone romantic comedy and is unrelated to any other book or series by this author.

Daisy is back in Hamilton, Texas after a decade away at medical school. Now a fully qualified Doctor, she is hoping to take over the McCormick Family Practice; the only practice in town and one that she hopes to head up when Dr McCormick retires. Little does she know that she has stiff competition. Lucas has always been her nemesis. Next door neighbours and rivals at EVERYTHING through school, they hate each other; and the whole town knows it. So when she realises that they will have to work together and that managing the practice isn’t the dead cert that she originally thought, Daisy reignites the old feud. But Lucas is older and a whole lot sexier, but it’s his arsenal of ammunition against Daisy that comes as the biggest surprise of all.

OMG!!!

I seriously love R.S Grey books. This author knows how to make me laugh and for me she is the queen of romantic comedy. Her last book, A Place in the Sun was amazing and I have to say was much more of an emotional read with the added quirkiness that I love and expect from this author. Anything You Can Do has R.S Grey going back to funny and sexy and it was bloody fab.

Daisy is hilarious. She is determined to win the war for the practice, but her old foe knows her oh too well. He cuts her off at every turn, making Daisy even more hilarious in her frustrated actions. As for Lucas, well he was perfect. I loved his patience and humility. The chemistry between them sizzles and I was turning the page to see what situation they would find themselves in next.

 

Another amazing, engaging and very funny romance. I love this authors’ work but this I have to say is my favourite. If you want a light-hearted romance with a lot of laughs this book is just what the doctor ordered… A MUST READ!

5 Stars
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Hot New Releases! ~ Feb 1

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Crown of Lies by Pepper Winters

“I met the boy I wanted. But then he vanished and a new man claimed me instead. My father approved, my colleagues congratulated, and behind closed doors, I was bedded by a stranger.”

Noelle Charlston lived a fairy-tale life: a doting father, a powerful job, and a future blessed with financial security.

However, two meetings with two men changed her happy existence forever. First, she met the boy who made her heart sing. Second, she met the man who made her blood quiver.

Noelle’s freedom was no longer hers. It belonged to the man her father believed was the perfect match. The man who pulled his lies over everyone he touched.
Including her.

Seduced and manipulated, Noelle lives two lives. The one everyone sees on the outside and the one no one sees on the inside. The lies he spins, the truth he hides, the mystery he webs—it’s all enough to slowly erode the woman she’d been and turn her into something else.

Until her past collides with her present.
And it’s her turn to lie.
To everyone…including herself.

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Rock the Dream: A Stand-Alone Novel in the Redfall Dream Series (Book 1) Kindle Edition by BB Miller, Leslie Carson

Multi-platinum, award-winning rock musician Kennedy Lane has it all—packed arenas, private jets, and loyal fans. Everything is at his fingertips… until a tragic accident twists his dream into a nightmare. Haunted and lost, he’s desperately wanting more, and losing hope that he’ll ever find it.

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The Bartender by Piper Rayne

Who knew sleeping with the enemy could be this fun?

Was the one night stand a good idea?

Well, no. Probably not in retrospect.

In my defense I had just moved back into my grandparent’s house, I’d lost my dream job, and a guy on Tinder had stood me up. It was like life had suddenly stamped ‘LOSER’ on my forehead.

So when the guy behind the bar started giving me THE look…you know, the one that promised I’d be screaming his name into the wee hours of the morning? When that guy also has the perfect amount of scruff on his chiseled chin, biceps bulging out of his t-shirt, and a cocky grin you knew he’d earned in the sack…when he gives you that look, you don’t bother to figure out what your six degrees of separation are. You jump on that horse and ride it!

Pun fully and completely intended. And accurate by the way.

I fully admit to feeling sorry for myself and acting impulsively, but by the time I’d figured out WHO the bartender was, I was already falling for him.

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Vanished by T.K. Leigh

Rayne Kilpatrick has everything. A job she’s dreamed of since a little girl. The perfect house. And a man she loves and is about to marry… Until he never returns from a humanitarian mission.

Gone. Disappeared. Vanished.

When footage of his gruesome murder by a Muslim extremist group is shown across the country and around the globe, she wants the person responsible for the disappearance of the man she loves to pay. She wants him to lose the one person who means the world to him, too, and she won’t stop until he does.

Alexander Burnham has everything… Finally. A job he enjoys where he can actually make a difference in the world. The perfect woman who he’s loved his entire life. And the most beautiful daughter a father could ask for… Until he walks into her bedroom one morning to find it empty.

Gone. Disappeared. Vanished.

It’s a race against the clock for Alexander to put the pieces together and find out who has taken his daughter and what they want from him. As information comes to light, he is forced to bury the guilt he feels after losing his fellow team member and focus instead on finding and saving his daughter…

Before it’s too late.

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Hot New Releases! ~ Jan 31

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Gutted by A.F. Crowell

Two years after the apparent murder of the one man Barb Kelly ever loved, a former Marine sniper with a dangerous MC, he’s alive—and he intends to reclaim her heart.

KILLING THE LIE

Barb and Viper had an explosive relationship from the moment they met. She looked past his MC affiliation and saw through his rough and possessive exterior. Then she fell. Hard. Just as she let down the wall around her heart, he was gone. It’s taken her nearly two years to feel human again, and she’s barely recovered.

Cole Ellett, road name Viper, is back. But his lies remain. Never a member of an outlaw MC. Never murdered. Undercover for the Department of Homeland Security, his job forced him to disappear. But now he’s back for Barb, who is everything he’s ever desired. No matter that his life is still in danger and that their relationship was like a house built on sand. No matter that she’s locked her heart away for good. He will reignite her spark and bring back the fire that burns only for him. Theirs is a love that will never die.

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Seven Super Football Romances by by Tawdra Kandle, Jami Davenport, Ann Jacobs, S. Roberts, Nicola Marsh, Liz Matis, and Patricia Burroughs

It’s almost time for the big game. Whether or not your team is playing on Sunday, you need some romance to go with those hot wings. We’ve got it right here: seven SUPER football romances, love stories that go the distance and score that extra point every time.
The box set includes:

Patricia Burroughs: Some Enchanted Season In this doomed, yet enchanted, football season, dare they hope something magical can happen that will last forever?

Jami Davenport: Blindsided A temporary marriage knocked him off his game, but love blindsided him.

Ann Jacobs: The Rookie Rookie quarterback sets his sights on Marauders cheerleader.

Tawdra Kandle: When We Were Us All’s fair in love and football.

Nicola Marsh: Bold Aussie Rules? There are no rules in the game of love.

Liz Matis: Guarding the Quarterback Miss Congeniality meets the The Bodyguard.

Holly Roberts: Play Love scores when you least expect it and winning is everything.

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Heartbreak's a Bitch! by S.M. Phillips

Unlucky in love Emily Parker is about to turn thirty. The big three-0!
Yet, the dream house, perfect husband and cute little children are nowhere to be seen; a little like her sex life.

Instead, most nights consist of a dine in for one, a few bottles of wine and the odd fumble with Vinnie the Vibrator, if she’s lucky; so long as she has remembered to stock up on the batteries.

Is this now her life?
It’s a far cry from where she imagined it would be when she reached her prime.
Where did it all go wrong? Even the big wide world of online dating isn’t getting her anywhere, fast.

Right now, the only thing that Emily knows, is that Heartbreak’s a bitch!

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The Knight by Skye Warren

 

The power of pleasure…

Gabriel Miller took everything from me. My family. My innocence. My home. The only thing I have left is the determination to get back what’s mine.

He thinks he’s beaten me. He thinks he’s won. What he doesn’t realize is that every pawn has the chance to become a queen.

And the game has only just begun.

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THE KNIGHT is book two in the Endgame series from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren about revenge and seduction in the game of love.

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I Liked My Life: A Novel by Abby Fabiaschi

A story from debut author Abby Fabiaschi that is “as absorbing as it is illuminating, and as witty as it is heartbreaking.”

Maddy is a devoted stay-at-home wife and mother, host of excellent parties, giver of thoughtful gifts, and bestower of a searingly perceptive piece of advice or two. She is the cornerstone of her family, a true matriarch…until she commits suicide, leaving her husband Brady and teenage daughter Eve heartbroken and reeling, wondering what happened. How could the exuberant, exacting woman they loved disappear so abruptly, seemingly without reason, from their lives? How they can possibly continue without her? As they sift through details of her last days, trying to understand the woman they thought they knew, Brady and Eve are forced to come to terms with unsettling truths.

Maddy, however, isn’t ready to leave her family forever. Watching from beyond, she tries to find the perfect replacement for herself. Along comes Rory: pretty, caring, and spontaneous, with just the right bit of edge…but who also harbors a tragedy of her own. Will the mystery of Maddy ever come to rest? And can her family make peace with their history and begin to heal?

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Seven Minutes in Heaven By Eloisa James

Witty and elusive Eugenia Snowe has all society begging for one of her premiere governesses-except the powerful Edward Reeve, who bursts into her office with his arrogant demands.

No question that Eugenia enjoys crossing wits with the brilliant inventor, but Ward wants far more than a governess. He wants Eugenia, and he’ll stop at nothing to have her-including kidnapping.

Will Eugenia lose her heart in the most reckless gamble of her life, or will she discover the sweetest pleasure she’s ever known?

All it will take is seven minutes…

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Justice Ascending (The Scorpius Syndrome) by Rebecca Zanetti

“Thrilling post-apocalyptic romance at its dark, sizzling best!” —Lara Adrian

Before surviving the Scorpius bacterium, Tace Justice was a good ole Texas cowboy who served his country and loved his mama. After Scorpius, the world became dark, dangerous, and deadly—and so did he. The Vanguard medic is stronger, faster, and smarter than before, but he’s lost the line between right and wrong. His passion is absolute, and when he focuses it on one woman, there’s no turning back for either of them…

Sami Steel has been fighting to survive right alongside Tace, convincing the Vanguard soldiers she’s one of them. In truth, Sami is a former hacker turned government agent who worked at The Bunker, where scientists stored both contaminants and cures. Only she knows the location, and she’s not telling. Yet when sexual fire explodes between her and Tace, she’ll face even that hell again to save him.

“Sexy, tough, and deftly sprinkled with dark humor.” —New York Times bestselling author Larissa Ione

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New York Nights by Whitney G.

A collection of the steamiest, alpha-male romances from New York Times bestselling author, Whitney G. This collection includes Reasonable Doubt (Full Series), Turbulence: A Cocky Pilot Romance, and Naughty Boss. **Price will go to $9.99 in late February 2017**

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How to Date a Douchebag: The Failing Hours By Sara New

Zeke Daniels isn’t just a douchebag; he’s an asshole.

A total and complete jerk, Zeke keeps people at a distance. He has no interest in relationships–most assholes don’t.

Dating? Being part of a couple? Nope. Not for him.
He’s never given any thought to what he wants in a girlfriend, because he’s never had any intention of having one.Shit, he barely has a relationship with his family, and they’re related; his own friends don’t even like him.
So why does he keep thinking about Violet DeLuca?
Sweet, quiet Violet–his opposite in every sense of the word.
The light to his dark, even her damn name sounds like rays of sunshine and happiness and shit.And that pisses him off, too.
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Infini Krista Ritchie and Becca Ritchie

Some love is infinite

“Don’t have a best friend that’s a girl” — this was the advice from my older cousin. I didn’t take it. Because he followed with, “friends don’t f*ck friends. And you’ll want to f*ck her.”

It was terrible advice.

My cousin should’ve told me that being best friends with Baylee Wright — since she was twelve — would be the best and worst decision of my life.

He should have told me to protect her from what was coming.

He should have told me that when a darkness crawled towards us, there’d be no safety net.

Now I’ve signed back on to the same Vegas acrobatic show as Baylee, working together for the first time in years. And she tells me that she’s having trouble in a certain “area” of her life — because of our past.

“You can help me fix it,” she says.

And then she hands me a list.

Standalone Contemporary Romance

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Good Boy by Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy

A brand new stand-alone romantic comedy from the bestselling, award-winning team of Sarina Bowen & Elle Kennedy.

Hosting her brother’s wedding for an MVP guest list is the challenge of Jess Canning’s life. Already the family screw-up, she can’t afford to fail. And nobody (nobody!) can learn of the colossal mistake she made with the best man during a weak moment last spring. It was wrong, and there will not be a repeat. Absolutely not. Even if he is the sexiest thing on two legs.Blake Riley sees the wedding as fate’s gift to him. Jess is the maid of honor and he’s the best man? Let the games begin. So what if he’s facing a little (fine, a lot) of resistance? He just needs to convince the stubborn blonde that he’s really a good boy with a bad rap. Luckily, every professional hockey player knows that you’ve got to make an effort if you want to score.

But Jess has more pressing issues to deal with than sexy-times with a giant man-child. Such as: Will the ceremony start on time, even though someone got grandma drunk? Does glitter ever belong at a wedding? And is it wrong to murder the best man?

Caution: May cause accidental aspiration of tea or coffee. Do not read in a public place where loud laughter is inappropriate. Contains hot but hilarious hockey players, puppy cuddling and a snarky pair of underwear.

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Scorch Road (Scorch Series Romance Thriller Book 1) by Toby Neal, Emily Kimelman

For fans of romance thriller suspense and family romance series comes a new romantic action adventure…

 

One of five brothers and a sister, JT Luciano is a widowed environmental biologist with a touch of the Sight who is preparing for an apocalyptic event he knows is coming. Holed up at his military survival camp, named the Haven, with room for his family, JT is ready for whatever might come… except for one woman.  

 

Elizabeth Johnson, virologist and Senator’s daughter, is carrying precious cells for a vaccine against the swiftly-evolving, deadly flu that’s sweeping the nation. Her plane crashes in JT’s potato field—and she must convince him to leave his safe haven and help her get across the country to Washington DC, as one by one, the structures of society implode in the face of the flu’s devastation.
As they travel a scorching road, danger brings them together to find one good, true thing in a devastated world.

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FIXING FATE BY ANNA BROOKS

Mellie Jamison is afraid of the world after her security and innocence were stolen as a teen. Now in her early twenties, she’s content with her secluded lifestyle and her cat… at least, that’s what she tells herself. When a grandfather she never met leaves her an abandoned house, she has no choice but to set out on a journey she never wanted to take.

Smith Porter was living his dream until he was forced to give up his job as a police officer and return home to take over the family business. He’s now alone in the world, merely surviving on memories and emotionless attachments. So when his old partner calls in a favor, Smith agrees to flip the neglected house and keep an eye on Jay’s baby sister.

He’s a master at restoration and rebuilding, but Smith never expected that tearing the walls down around Mellie’s heart to be his most difficult project yet. And when her life is threatened, keeping her safe is the most important job he’ll ever have.

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Princess Emma Reviews: Franco by Kim Holden

Princess Emma Reviews: Franco by Kim HoldenFranco (Bright Side, #3) by Kim Holden, Amy Donnelly
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4.5 Stars

Franco Genovese is the drummer for world renowned American rock band, Rook. He’s got it all. A killer smile. Tattoos. Talent. Razor sharp wit and humor. And a heart as big, and generous, as they come. Life is good. Steady. Uncomplicated. Just the way he likes things. Until one night at an unassuming L.A. bar changes everything. Enter Gemma Hendricks. She’s a successful young architect from Northern England with an adorable smile, sarcasm for days, and an unparalleled trusting heart. The attraction is instant. So is their friendship. It’s also temporary because they’ll both be heading home, thousands of miles apart from each other, in a few days. Or is it? There’s something Gemma wants more than anything else. And when Franco propositions her to provide what she’s looking for, everything changes. Will it transform friendship into love, or will it be their ruin?

Series: Brightside #3

4.5 Crowns

Book 3 in the brilliant Brightside series, this book could be read as a standalone. Having said that, this is one series that shouldn’t be missed. So do yourself a favour and read both Brightside and Gus before starting Franco.

Franco Genovese is the fun-loving, tattoo covered and very hot drummer for the ever popular rock band Rook. Alongside his best friend and bandmate Gus, he is finally starting to enjoy life again following the tragic loss of a friend. Back in the recording studio in L.A, he has suddenly become a little pickier when it comes to his women. So when he unexpectedly bumps into a British girl called Gemma, he is surprised at how quickly she ticks all the boxes. But with recording coming to an end and Gemma due to fly back home, alas it looks like it’s a dead end… or is it?

I am such a huge fan of this series and the author Kim Holden. If you have read the previous books in this series, then you like I will have been through the proverbial ringer. So although I LOVE this series, this book has sat on my kindle for a few weeks whilst I put on my big girl knickers ready for the emotions I might have to deal with. Before I go any further, do not make that mistake. This book has a completely different vibe. It is about a man who is sweet to the core and a friendship that is funny, honest and quite beautiful.

I am not going to go into the storyline too much as I don’t want to spoil it. But I am seriously crushing on Franco (My god, that cover model has my mind full of <3 <3) He is without doubt one of the most fun, kind and selfless characters I have ever read about. The banter between him and Gus is perfect and had me roaring, but it’s the relationship that builds between him and Gemma that melted my heart. Gemma, well she was a girl after my own sarcastic heart. As a Brit, I am always going to be super critical. So many American authors try and write British characters, but if the quintessential British humour goes awry or if just 1 word is used that isn’t one I would use, it turns me right off. So it makes me super happy to say that Kim has done her homework BIGTIME. Her character is one that I recognised. I loved her humour, her wit, her dryness and hell her Britishness. She was just perfect for me the reader across this side of the pond, but more importantly she was perfection for Franco.

 

A lighter hearted addition to an already brilliant series. You may not need the tissues you needed in the previous books, but that doesn’t make it any less epic. I now hope that we get to see where Keller is in life. If anyone deserves a happy ending then it that man. Another MUST READ.

4.5 Stars
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