Friday, March 22, 2019

Review: Remind Me (Magnolia Sound #1) by Samantha Chase
















We are so excited to be bringing you the release of REMIND ME by New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Samantha Chase. REMIND ME is the first book in the new Magnolia Sound series and if you love all things small-town romance, then you won't want to miss this one!


 

About REMIND ME

It’s been years since Mallory Westbrook set foot in Magnolia Sound, but the death of her great-grandfather forces her back. Two weeks to get his affairs in order then she would return to her life in New York. The perfect plan, if not for Jake Summerford—her first love who broke her heart. Jake always regretted the way things ended with Mallory and now that she’s back in town, he’s hoping they can put the past behind them. As they reconnect, old feelings resurface and Jake realizes that friendship is only the beginning of what he wants from Mallory. With one foot out of the door, Mallory is looking for any excuse to leave Magnolia Sound behind. Forever. Will Jake’s plan to replace the old, painful memories help him finally show her their love deserves another chance?

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Review:

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I was not expecting to like so much a second chance romance. I believe that happened because Jake and Mallory weren't focused on what went wrong in the past and there wasn't any drama. The flow of the story was good and it had a good pace. These two were meant to be and now they are just trying to find a way to do that after Mallory's great-grandfather died. They didn't have a hard time finding their way back to each other and that made me read the book with joy and in an effortless way. One of the things that made the book work for me was the simple mention that both of them had been with other people, without giving us many details that were not needed nor wanted. Jake was not a manwhore and I appreciated that. 

The manwhore in the book is Sam, Mallory's brother. His story is next and it seemed interesting, from the little preview we got at the end of this book. I know that he is forced to live in Magnolia Sound and I want to see how his lady will convince him to stay. When I first saw that "Sunkissed Days" and "Remind me" would be Samantha Chase's upcoming releases, I thought that they would be a part of a two-book deal like many authors do these days. When I found out that they were the prequel and first book of the series, I was wondering about the setup and the characters, but now that I have finished Remind me I can see the setup and who the next characters to get a story will be. I hope that Colton and Mallory's mom will get a happy ending. Maybe that's the reason Mallory's mom was having trouble with the renovation. I do hope that they will either get a happy end in Sam's book or have a story of their own. 

To be honest, I was not in mood, to read a second chance romance and kept putting it off. Now that I have finished it, I can say that I was worried for no reason. The book was surprisingly good. I don't doubt Samatha Chase as an author and she is one of my favorites, but I wasn't expecting to like this book so much. I also got my answer about why Mallory and Jake didn't get back together sooner. I did not like it much, but I understood why it happened. I am recommending this book to everyone!



   
   

About SAMANTHA CHASE

Samantha Chase is a New York Times and USA Today bestseller of contemporary romance. She released her debut novel in 2011 and currently has more than forty titles under her belt! When she’s not working on a new story, she spends her time reading romances, playing way too many games of Scrabble or Solitaire on Facebook, wearing a tiara while playing with her sassy pug Maylene…oh, and spending time with her husband of 25 years and their two sons in North Carolina. Website | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Newsletter | BookBub

Teaser reveal: Downfall by Jay Crownover















From new York Times bestselling author Jay Crownover comes DOWNFALL, a sexy, standalone contemporary romance releasing March 27th! Check out the sexy teaser below!

 

About DOWNFALL (Coming 3/27/19):

Solomon Sanders doesn’t have time to fall in love. Until a stunning, skittish, single mother forces him to pause and recognize just how empty and hollow his busy life has become.

From the start, it’s been ingrained in Solo’s DNA to fight.

Fight for what he believes is right.

Fight for the people he loves.

Fight for the traces of good in a place which tends to be filled with a variety of bad.

Fight for survival, so at some point, his life will quiet down and find a normal pace.

He wasn’t ready for the impact his secretive, shy, obviously out of place new neighbor was going to have on him. And never in a million years was he prepared to fall head over heels for her and her young daughter.

Now, he’s facing the most important, and the hardest fight he’s ever fought… the battle to win Orley’s damaged heart.

Orley Vincent’s heart is full of fear, leaving no space for love. Until a big, brash, brawler of a man forces his way in and makes her realize facing her fears is the only way she can ever be free.

From the start, Orley was groomed to believe she wasn’t good enough.

She wasn’t the perfect daughter. Or student. Or girlfriend.

But, she has always been the best mother she could be to her daughter, Noble.

Keeping Noble safe has always been the one thing she was determined to do, which ironically, is how she ended up on the wrong side of the tracks, living next door to an unlikely hero. Orley’s a woman on the run. She had no idea her frantic sprint was going to land her in the tattooed arms of a man ready to teach her how to fight for herself… and for love.


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About Jay Crownover:

Jay Crownover is the international and multiple New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of the Marked Men series, the Saints of Denver series, the Point series, the Breaking Point series, the Getaway series, and the Loveless, Texas series. Her books can be found translated in many different languages all around the world. She is a tattooed, crazy haired Colorado native who lives at the base of the Rockies with her awesome dogs. This is where she can frequently be found enjoying a cold beer and Taco Tuesdays. Jay is a self-declared music snob and outspoken book lover who is always looking for her next adventure, between the pages and on the road.For more on Jay and her books, visit www.jaycrownover.com.

   

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Review: With a Hitch by R.C. Boldt

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With A Hitch by RC Boldt
Release Date: March 19th


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With A Hitch, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by RC Boldt.
She’s playing it safe. He’s playing for keeps.
DARCY
Growing up in the foster system, I learned the hard way that lasting love doesn't always come easy. Dating in the modern era can be daunting; the bar scene and dating apps leave you wondering if there's any hope in sight.
That's where I come in. Helping you break the “swipe-right” cycle, I’m dedicated to matching you with the love of your life.
Finding Mrs. Right for Dax Kendrick should be a piece of cake. Except nothing about this man is simple.
DAX
The NFL has given me more than I ever imagined—a roof over my head, food on the table, and a chance to provide for the family who sacrificed everything while I chased my dreams.
Maintaining a squeaky-clean image for my sponsors when my paycheck and the fruits of my endorsements are all the women want is a hefty challenge.
I’d nearly given up when I hired Darcy Cole. Yet the more I’m around her, the less I care about finding my perfect match.
Because it might be right in front of me.


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Review:

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

With a Hitch is a stand-alone novel by R.C. Boldt. Ivy and Beckett from Ditched appear, but there is no need to have read their story. We just see them living their happily ever after and being the voice of reason. 

Dax is an ideal boyfriend with one big flaw. He bid his time for too long. The dude waited months instead of just going for it. We even explained why he did it and answered the question I had in my mind, but I wasn't convinced. I needed something more. And I would have loved to see Dax and Darcy fight together instead of having two fronts. That just ruined the perfect image I had of him in my mind. Who doesn't want a man who bakes, has a sex chair and loves his mamma so much that he wears ugly Hawaiian T-shirts that cost 75 cents? That man is a keeper, even if he is slow. Wyatt could have easily stolen the girl. I wasn't sure at first about Wyatt, but he grew on me and I couldn't be happier that he will get a book! I am looking forward to reading that. R.C. Boldt has a way of writing swoon worth book boyfriends. 

The book was a little too long for me. I wanted Dax and Darcy to become a thing sooner, but at least I am glad that neither had a thing or a kiss with another man or woman. I would have hated it if Dax had started dating someone else. There is a plotline that was building for quite some time and it exploded late in the book. It was shocking and things got very ugly. I wasn't expecting it that particular thing to pop up and it wasn't pretty or easy to read. 

Darcy and Dax's relationship is a slow burn. They took their sweet time to actually find out things about the other and it was a transition from two people who had a one night stand, to friends, to best friends to lovers. There is an attraction since the first moment, but love comes slowly and it was believable. I loved the little things in their relationship, like Kale, the sex chair, and Zumba.  Dax's family was one of the book's strong points. His teammates were also great and I loved reading about them. Overall, With a hitch was a not so easy to read, but good book and I would highly recommend it, even if Dax's pace was slower than a snail's!


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Excerpt:
DAX
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“Where’s my favorite girl?” I call out, entering my childhood home. “I’m here, Uncle Dax!” my niece, Violet, hollers through the house just before her quick footsteps follow. My parents refused to let me buy them a new house once I started putting money in the bank. Mom didn’t want the neighbors to think she and Dad thought they were better than anyone else. This means my parents, my sister, and niece, all still live in the fifteen-hundred-square-feet home I grew up in. I did pay off their mortgage as well as my sister’s student loans before I set up a college fund for my niece, much to their dismay. But let’s be honest, it’s the least I could do for a family who’s always been there for me. Dad refused to retire from the hardware store, but I at least got him to agree to go from full-time to part-time a few years ago. It took some aggressive bargaining, but when I’d shown him how well the account I’d started for them with my financial planner had been doing, he’d finally relented. “Hey! I thought I was your favorite girl!” another female voice protests. “Well, I don’t know,” I hedge. “Depends on if you made any chocolate chip cookies.” My mother promptly swats at me with a laugh, the little crinkles at the corners of her eyes becoming more pronounced. The guys always say I resemble my mom, and even though I know they say it in more of a shit talking, you look like your mama kind of way, it’s still true. She and I have the same smile, and although her skin is darker than mine—my dad’s the odd man out in the family with fair white skin—there’s no mistaking me for being her son. I pull her close for a hug, and she pats my back, mumbling, “I swear, you just keep getting more muscles every time I see you.” The top of her head barely reaches my shoulder, and her dark hair seems like it has more gray threaded in it each time I see her. “Don’t give him a bigger head than he already has.” My eyes catch sight of Violet and my sister, Ava, entering the small kitchen. Mom releases me, and Violet rushes past her mother intent on getting to me first. I bend and scoop her up in a big hug. “Uncle Dax, I missed you.” Her whispered words wrap themselves around me. “I missed you, too, love bug.” God, I swear, she’s growing like a damn weed lately. Once I set her on her feet, she starts talking a mile a minute. “Oh my gosh, Uncle Dax! You’re not going to believe what happened the other day in gymnastics camp. That girl I told you about—the one who was saying my hair was weird and stuff—well, I finally had enough, and I did what you told me to do.” All eyes are suddenly on me. Trust me when I say this is not what a man wants in this household because it normally means I’m in deep shit. “Uh, remind me again what I told you?” I say slowly, praying to God above that I hadn’t made some idiotic, off-the-cuff comment as a joke, and she took me seriously. Violet gives me one of those old people are so forgetful looks. “You said I could use sarcasm because most people who are mean and rude don’t understand it, and it’ll go over their head and be a beautiful inside joke for you and everyone else who doesn’t have shit for brains.” Violet,” my mother and Ava say in unison, flashing me a stern look. Violet grimaces. “Sorry. But I was quoting him.” Then she picks right up. “And then you said I should let it roll off my shoulders like it doesn’t bother me.” She grins happily. “Well, I did a combination of the two. And she’s totally left me alone ever since.” My niece pumps a fist in the air. “Go Team Kendrick!” “Way to go!” We exchange a high five. Sobering, I school my face in a stern expression. “Remember not to cuss, though. It’s not ladylike.” Her sweet face peers up at me, so adorably cute with such seriousness that it takes all my effort to not break into a smile. “How about ‘crap’?” “Uh…” I flick my eyes to Ava, who makes a face before shrugging. “I think that one can be okay, as long as it’s not overused.” Violet nods. “Noted.” God, this kid is such an old soul sometimes. “I’m going to practice my backflips for gymnastics some more out back.” In a flash, she’s gone. I sag against the counter. “Man, two minutes, and I’m exhausted.” My sister sidles up beside me and snickers. “As if Mr. Gatorade himself ever gets exhausted.” I toss her a sharp look. “Seriously? One advertising campaign for a sports drink, and you’re giving me sh—” “Ahem!” our mother clears her throat pointedly. “Crap.” Mom nods in approval, and I continue. “About it?” I place a palm flat against the center of my chest, feigning sadness. “Where’s the love?” She shoves at me playfully. “You get enough love from all your admirers.” Mom huffs. “You need to settle down with a nice woman.” “Speaking of a nice woman…” I press my lips thin, trying to figure out how to best tell them I decided to use a matchmaking service, but decide to throw caution to the wind. “I hired a professional,” I blurt out. As if in slow motion, my mother turns around slowly from where she’s stirring something on the stove. My sister’s jaw goes slack. And they both gape at me. Just the reaction a guy wants. My mother’s expression is horrified. Not quite what I was expecting, but then again, she’s always been a spitfire. “Dax Allen Kendrick! I forbid it!” I rear back, confused as hell. “Why would you forbid it?” Her jaw drops, and she gasps indignantly. “Why would I forbid it?!” She turns to my sister, her voice increasing in volume. “Why would I forbid it?!” “Say it again, Mom. Not sure we heard you the first time,” my sister deadpans. If my mother didn’t have a freaking wooden spoon in her hand, I’d let out the laugh aching to break free. I got to know that sucker really well through my early years, and even though I’m older, I don’t put it past my mother to come at me with that thing. Speaking of which, my right ass cheek starts to throb in remembrance at the mere sight of that spoon. I hold up my hands. “Calm down, Mom.” Shit. I didn’t expect this reaction. “Look, she’s great at what she does and—” The hand holding the wooden spoon rises another inch, and I flinch in response. “Don’t you tell me what she’s great at, young man!” I look at my sister, silently pleading for help. She merely shrugs, wide-eyed, with an I don’t pretend to understand her look. Great. I’m left to fend for myself once again. “Can you just put that thing”—I gesture to the spoon in her hand—“down, so I can explain?” My mother’s lips purse like she’s just bit into the sourest of lemons. Her eyes practically spew fire at me. “Fine.” Her tone is curt. “But you’re not too old to get swatted with it, young man,” she warns with a pointed look. My hands fly to my ass protectively, and my sister snorts. I glare at her, and she simply sticks her tongue out at me in response. Some things never change. “Okay, so Ivy, Becket’s wife—” My mother’s expression instantly softens. “Such a sweet girl, that one.” Then with a stern look, she adds, “You need to find someone like that.” I draw in a deep breath, praying for patience. “Ivy’s business partner, Darcy, runs a matchmaking service and—” At the odd expression on my mother’s face, I stop. “What’s that look for?” “Oh, honey.” She lets out a long sigh before spinning around to tend to the saucepan on the stove. I stare at my sister expectantly. Her lips twitch as though she’s attempting to restrain a smile. I wave her on. “Say it.” She snickers. “Mom thought when you said ‘professional,’ you meant prostitute.” I whip around to stare at my mother. “Are you serious?!” What the hell? “You really think I’d hire a freaking prostitute?” “Apparently so,” my sister chimes in with a smirk. I toss up my hands in exasperation. “I can’t believe you think I’d resort to that.” “Well,” my sister starts, “you have been single for a while.” “That doesn’t mean I’d hire a prostitute for fu—” Mom’s head whips around in warning, and I correct myself quickly. “For God’s sake.” “What’s a prostitute?” Fucking hell. Violet’s just come back inside. “Nothing.” That’s my mother’s response. “A person who makes bad choices.” My sister’s no-nonsense response. “A woman who sells—” This time, I really do get swatted with the wooden spoon. As if it doesn’t sting enough against my bare forearm, I now have a line of pasta sauce on it too. I grin and make a show of licking the sauce off my skin. Mom hates that. She raises the spoon threateningly, and I hold up my hands in surrender. “I just want to be loved. What’s a guy have to do to get some love these days?” “Pretty sure you already know what you have to do to get some love,” my sister mutters under her breath. I jab an index finger in her direction and give her a sharp look. “Watch it, or I’ll tell Mom who broke that angel statue she brought home from a garage sale.” Ava’s expression morphs into astonishment. “You swore you’d never bring that up!” Her lips curve suddenly in a devious smile. “As long as I never tell Mom what happened to that pair of booty shorts she got you for twenty-five cents.” “What shorts?” my mother asks. I stare at her in complete disbelief. “Seriously? You’re more worried about the hideous shorts that put my junk on display than the statue she broke?” My mother sputters. “But you said you loved those shorts!” I glance up at the ceiling, hoping for divine intervention, which, of course, never comes. “Mom,” I say with exaggerated patience. “The shorts were cut so high I would’ve had to wax.” “Well, you could’ve said so,” she huffs, turning back to the stove. “They were a great deal.” “I’m sure they were a steal for a quarter.” My sister snickers at my sarcastic response, and we burst out laughing. Our mom’s been a fan of garage sales for as far back as we can remember. Sometimes she brings home some decent stuff, but more often than not, it ends up being some hideous “treasure.” Hence the shorts. “You two are gonna get it!” Mom warns, raising that infamous wooden spoon once more. Man, it’s good to be home.
About RC Boldt
RC Boldt enjoys long walks on the beach, running, reading, people watching, and singing karaoke. If you're in the mood for some killer homemade mojitos, can't recall the lyrics to a particular 80's song, or just need to hang around a nonconformist who will do almost anything for a laugh, she's your girl. 

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Release blitz: Delivered ( The Devil's Duet, #2 ) by Eva Charles





Title: Delivered
Series: The Devil's Duet #2
Author: Eva Charles
Genre: Dark Romance/Romantic Suspense
Release Date: March 21, 2019



Blurb

Gabrielle Duval belongs to me.
I've made sure of that.

Now it's time to eliminate the man who kept us apart.
My father.
The devil himself.

His reign of terror ends here.
On my terms.  











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Review:

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Normally, when I learn that the "hero" was sleeping around while he was dating the heroine,  I would go for the 2 (my usual) or 1 (my "I am super pissed") star rating and spend all of my time complaining about the story. In this case, I could see why JD thought that it was a good idea to sleep around and that's why I am only removing one star from my overall rating.

Some of you want a trigger warning so keep reading if you wanna know what happens or skip it altogether. We found out a child was sexually abused by a grown man and his friend and is hinted that they did that to more children. There is no description of the actual act, but reading about it was brutal. That was not the kind of material I wanted to read in the morning.


I think that JP and Gabby's story was written just as it should be. There were parts that weren't easy to read, but nothing that would make me to DNF. We got all the answers we could ask and if the author didn't answer some, it's only because there is another book coming, with different characters. We have a couple of twists that made the book more interesting, but the main focus is on our couple and how they were coping with everything that happened in the previous book as well as in the past.

The duet is not for everyone. Some people won't be able to finish it and everyone should read a couple more reviews to see if it's their cup of tea. I would recommend it though.




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Author Bio

A confirmed city-girl, Eva moved to rural Western Massachusetts in 2014. She found herself living in the woods with no job, no friends (unless you count the turkey, deer, and coyote roaming the backyard), and no children underfoot, wondering what on earth she had been thinking. But as it turned out, it was the perfect setting to take all those yarns spinning in her head and weave them into steamy love stories. 

A romantic at heart, Eva looks forward to date night all week. The perfect evening includes well-crafted cocktails, a fabulous perfume, Cherry Garcia ice cream, and her husband, of course. If you add good friends, live jazz, and impossible shoes, she will follow you anywhere.

Eva holds a BA from Boston College, and a JD from the Washington College of Law. She spent a career working in domestic violence, child abuse and neglect, and civil rights. Aspects of this work often find their way into her books.

When she's not writing sexy stories, trying to squeeze information out of her tight-lipped sons, or playing with the two cutest dogs you've ever seen, Eva's creating chapters in her own love story.


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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Review: The Boyfriend Experience (The Boyfriend Experience #1) by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde

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The Boyfriend Experience, an all-new, sexy standalone from New York Times bestselling authors Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde, is available now!

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He’s the total package.
Except …
Eric Miller isn’t looking for a long term relationship. And he definitely isn’t thrilled when a friend signs him up for The Boyfriend Experience app behind his back. It’s not like he has a problem getting women on his own. But when he gets a notification that someone is in need of his . . . services, he’s intrigued enough to check out her profile and can’t resist the sexy, sassy little brunette who only wants him as a decoy for a family event.
Evie Bennett needs a boyfriend, stat. Someone who can accompany her to her family reunion so she doesn't have to explain that she's been recently dumped. Again. She’s perfectly happy being an independent woman, but what’s a girl to do when her new fake boyfriend starts to feel like the real deal?

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Review:

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The Boyfriend Experience is the first book in brand new series from one of my favorite writing duos aka Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde. I don't remember if we had seen Eric in the Book Boyfriend series (I am 99% I am mentioning the correct name), but we see some of the characters in this one. I love books where characters we are already familiar with appear. It gives a warmth to the story I read. Of course, sometimes I hate these characters and things go sour. In this case, it worked very well and I am very happy with the results. One of the things that I liked the most about the book is that Eric didn't want commitment and actually had a good reason for that. If I were in his shoes I might have done the same. Once he sees Evie though he is 100% focused on her and it's not just because of his "job. Evie was likable and a good heroine. She and Eric were a cute couple and I liked how they took things from professional to personal. Their story was mostly light and easy. It was developed well and with the right pace. Once again Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde did a great job when they wrote the book. 

Excerpt:

They joined the short line in front of the register, and Eric glanced from the billboard listing all the fancy beverages, to Evie. “What would you like?” “I’ll just take a regular cup of coffee.” “Come on, you can do better than that,” he teased. “You don’t strike me as being that boring.” She raised a brow, a glimmer of amusement dancing in her eyes. “You’ve come to that conclusion in the two minutes of meeting me?” “Am I wrong?” he challenged light-heartedly. “No,” she admitted, a smile tugging at the corner of her very kissable mouth. “I just don’t treat myself to a fancy cup of coffee very often. Normally, I’m too rushed in the morning to indulge myself.” They took another step forward in line. “Lucky for you, it’s my treat and I insist you indulge.” She tipped her head, drawing his gaze to the soft tumble of hair falling over her shoulder and how the ends curled right at the upper swell of her breast. “Shouldn’t I be paying for this, considering the circumstances?” “Absolutely not,” he replied adamantly, forcibly keeping his gaze on her face instead of her chest. “What boyfriend worth his salt would let his girl pay?” “I haven’t hired you yet,” she reminded him cheekily. He grinned. He wasn’t expecting Evie Bennett to be so impudent, and surprise, surprise, he was definitely enjoying their banter, and her. “True. Which means I really need to step up my game and impress you.” And honestly, when was the last time he’d wanted to make such an effort with the opposite sex? The answer to that eluded him, because truthfully, he couldn’t remember being so fascinated and attracted to a woman beyond her physical features. Yet there was no denying that Evie’s feisty disposition drew him in and made him want to learn more about her. Which he needed to do anyways, if she was going to hire him. And make no mistake, they weren’t parting ways until he’d sealed the deal, because she was in the market for a temporary boyfriend, and like his campy bio had promised, he aimed to please. “What can I get for the two of you?” the barista asked, pulling Eric’s thoughts, and attention, to the girl waiting for their order. He glanced at Evie. “Don’t disappoint me,” he said humorously, referencing the boring cup of coffee she’d mentioned. A cute, daring smile flitted across her mouth before she looked back at the barista. “I’ll take a white chocolate mocha with an extra shot of espresso and whipped cream.” Damn. Was it crazy that he was totally turned on by the fact that she hadn’t ordered one of those ridiculous skinny, non-fat, sugar-free lattes that made a mockery of a designer coffee? This was not a girl who’d opt for a salad if she was offered a burger or pizza, and thank God for that. His attraction to her just increased ten-fold.

Meet Carly Phillips
Carly Phillips gives her readers Alphalicious heroes to swoon for and romance to set your heart on fire, and she loves everything about writing romance . She married her college sweetheart and lives in Purchase, NY along with her three crazy dogs: two wheaten terriers and a mutant Havanese, who are featured on her Facebook and Instagram. She has raised two incredible daughters who put up with having a mom as a romance author. Carly is the author of over fifty romances, and is a NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller. She loves social media and interacting with her readers. Want to keep up with Carly? Sign up for her newsletter and receive TWO FREE books at www.carlyphillips.com.
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Meet Erika Wilde
Erika Wilde is a New York Times Bestselling author. She is best known for her super sexy Marriage Diaries series and The Players Club Series, and has also co-written the Dirty Sexy Series and the Book Boyfriend Series with Carly Phillips, her best friend and writing buddy for the past twenty years. She lives in Oregon with her husband and two daughters, and when she's not writing you can find her exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. For more information on her upcoming releases, please visit website at www.erikawilde.com and sign up for her mailing list for updates and news!
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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Release Blitz: Vengeance (Dark Protectors #9.5) by Rebecca Zanetti


















"The last thing she ever expected to find in her anger management group was love for a vampire."

From New York Times Bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti, comes VENGEANCE, a new novella in her Dark Protectors and Rebels Series, brought to you by 1,001 Dark Nights! Be sure to grab your copy today!

 

About VENGEANCE:

From New York Times bestselling author, Rebecca Zanetti, comes a new Dark Protectors/Rebels Novella…

Vengeance and revenge are the only forces driving vampire soldier Noah Siosal since losing his brother to an enemy he’s been unable to find. He’s searched every corner of the globe, going through adversaries and piling up bodies until finally getting a lead. The last place he wants to be is in a ridiculous anger management group with people expressing feelings instead of taking action. Until one fragile human, a green-eyed sweetheart being stalked by danger, catches his eye. One touch, and he realizes vengeance can’t be anywhere near her.

Anger and self-preservation are the only motivations Abby Miller needs or wants right now. Falsely accused of attacking the man who’s terrorized her for years, she’s forced as a plea bargain to attend an anger management counseling group with people with some serious rage issues, while learning true self defense on the side. Yet a man, one more primal than any she’s ever met, draws her in a way and into a world deadlier than she’s ever imagined. He offers her protection, but she finds the fight is really for his heart, and she’s ready to battle.


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Review:

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Vengeance is a short story set in the Dark Protectors/Rebels universe by Rebecca Zanetti. It can read as stand-alone, but after finishing this I have so many questions and I have fallen in love with so many people that I just wanna go and read the rest of the series. The questions I have are about the secondary characters we met and their missions, so don't worry about not getting into the story or feeling left out. Everything we needed to know was explained.

The book might be 167 pages long, but it was a very fulfilling read and well written. It had the right dose of romance and suspense. We also got glimpses of other main characters are we got information about the lore which was great. I didn't felt as if I was entering a completely unknown and strange world. I felt like I have been reading the series for a while. 

Noah is an alpha male through and through and you should expect him to act like one. I liked that side of him. Who am I kidding? I liked Noah period. Both, he and Abby, we great characters and I liked them. When we first meet Abby, she is dealing with an abusive ex who happens to be friends with some powerful men and they forced her to attend anger management sessions. Noah is also there for a mission and the rest is left for you to find out. I am only going to say, that I enjoyed the book a lot and I would definitely recommend it. 


 


EXCERPT: 

One firm knuckle lifted her chin, and she fought him, but finally faced his dark eyes. God, she was exhausted. She’d fight again tomorrow. Tonight, she needed sleep. His gaze searched her face. “The keys are in the ignition. Take the truck and go wherever you want. You can borrow it until I get your tires fixed.” He started to take a step back. Going against all reason, she grabbed the hem of his shirt and pulled him toward her. “I-I can’t take your truck.” What the heck was he talking about? He sighed, his body rolling with the movement. “Listen. You’re cold and scared, and you need to get warm. You’re frightened of me, so I’m letting you take my truck to get to safety. Now go, and I’ll handle your tires.” The words barely computed. She swallowed, looking up at his strong jawline. With the darkness behind him, he appeared even larger than usual, as if that were possible. He’d carried her through the storm, and now he was letting her go. He’d asked for nothing. So she levered up and kissed him. Shock ripped through her system from one touch. He jerked and another low growl rumbled up from his chest. She leaned back, her mouth opened in an ‘o’, her body flashing hot in a way she’d never felt before. Wild and free and alive. Dangerously on the edge of something...new. His jaw ticked. Tension rolled off him, steaming up the windows, even though the door remained open. She gingerly reached up and touched her still sparking bottom lip, her gaze seeking his. Had he felt that? If so, what the heck was it? “Who are you?” she asked. He barked out a laugh and slid one firm hand along her face. The entire side of her face. “I’m the guy you just kissed. Kind of. Care to explain why?” “Kind of?” She barely kept herself from turning into that heated palm. “What do you mean? Kind of?” His chin lifted just enough. “That wasn’t a kiss, baby. Not even close.” Don’t say it. Don’t say it. For the love of all that is holy and sane, don’t say it. “What is a kiss?” she asked. Yep. She’d said it. “You want me to show you?” he rumbled, his eyes somehow looking even darker than usual. No. Definitely no. Not in a million years. “Yes,” she whispered. He didn’t ask twice. Leaning down, he drew her partially up, and his lips took hers. Firm and warm, he kissed her, the touch gentle velvet over hard steel. His lips molded to hers, softly probing, sliding warmth down her jawline to touch every inch of her body. She sighed, leaning up, opening her mouth in acceptance. Her eyelashes fluttered shut, and she let herself just feel. Something good and strong and hot. Then she tentatively kissed him back.

     




  About Rebecca Zanetti: New York Times and USA Today Bestseller Rebecca Zanetti is the author of over twenty-five dark paranormals, romantic suspense, and contemporary romances. She lives in the wilds of the Pacific Northwest with her own Alpha hero, two kids, a couple of dogs, a crazy cat…and a huge extended family. She believes strongly in luck, karma, and working her butt off…and she thinks one of the best things about being an author, unlike the lawyer she used to be, is that she can let the crazy out.

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Review: Play to Win (Wynn Hockey, #1) by Kelly Jamieson


















He only plays to win...
Play to Win by Kelly Jamieson is now live!


Meet the Wynns—a hockey dynasty built on family, money, and drama. From USA Today bestselling author Kelly Jamieson, the first novel in a new series is a total win-win.“Kelly Jamieson is an auto-buy for me.”—Carly Phillips After an injury forced Théo Wynn to give up professional hockey, he turned to his second love: numbers. Now, as the general manager of his grandfather’s NHL team, the Los Angeles Condors, Théo is dying to prove to the rest of his family—especially the brother who betrayed him—that he’s just as successful as the rest of them. If only Théo had a gorgeous woman on his arm to complete the picture. . . . Lacey Olson needs to get out of Las Vegas right now, thanks to her no-good, crooked brother. When a handsome stranger who’s out partying with friends comes to her rescue in the cocktail lounge where she works, they strike up a conversation that leads to a crazy plan: her leaving with Théo for L.A. tomorrow. A few drinks later, the idea gets even crazier: a quickie marriage that works for both of them. But back in California, Lacey immediately turns Théo’s precise, well-ordered life into one big beach party. And before long, she’s tempting him with her smart mouth, sexy body, and sunny charm. The last thing Théo needs is a real relationship to distract him. Because he only plays to win. . . .


Review:

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Play to Win is the first book in the Wynn Hockey by Kelly Jamieson. The series is more like a family saga and is not focused on a team as I was expecting. Of course, the family owns a hockey team and most of the characters' occupations have something to do with it, but most of the focus is on the family dynamics. The author was kind enough to include a short introduction of each member of the Wynn family before the story began. The sad thing (for me) is that I am very bad with names and I couldn't remember much. Still, I think that the readers will find it very helpful. 

There is a lot of family drama going on in this book, so be prepared! We have some good and healthy relationships like Theo with his mom and some unhealthy like Theo with his brother. There is also the family feud and I don't see that part of the family dynamics to be solved easily. Thankfully we have lots of books to go. I liked Everly a lot and I am glad to see that the third book in the series will be hers. We got a little tease about her and her man in this story, but things didn't go smoothly and I want to see her warm up to the guy who seemed so interested in her. The couple of the second book was also teased and some of the events from the blurb of the second book happened by the end of this one. I love that the author revealed already some of the plotlines for the next books. It shows that she has thought about the series' direction beforehand. 

Theo and Lacey had a lot of ups and dows. Mostly ups since they managed to get married 5 hours after they met each other. Lacey was one of the few sane and logical characters and actually helped Theo with his family. She helped in JP's redemption and that means a huge deal because he will be the hero of the next book. I can't exactly root for a guy I don't like. I also liked that Lacey could stand up for herself and wanted to be her own person instead of taking whatever Theo was giving her, emotionally and financially. 

Overall, Play to Win was a winner. It served well as the first book in a series where we knew no one and it introduced us perfectly to the rest of the family. Theo and Lacey had a good romance and I was happy with the book.




About Kelly Jamieson Kelly Jamieson is a USA Today bestselling author of over 40 romance novels and novellas. Her writing has been described as “emotionally complex”, “sweet and satisfying” and “blisteringly sexy”. She likes black coffee, white wine and high heels…and of course cheering on her Winnipeg Jets during hockey season!
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