Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Blog Tour: Best Fake Fiancé (Loveless Brothers #2) by Roxie Noir

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Faking it is easy.
Resisting her?
Impossible.


Best Fake Fiance, an all-new sexy and hilarious single dad romance from Roxie Noir, is available now!



rn_bestfakefiance_ebook.jpgMy life has room for exactly two women: my daughter Rusty and my best friend Charlotte — known to everyone as Charlie.
One is a feisty, tomboyish firecracker. The other is my seven-year-old. I can’t imagine life without either.
So when my ex springs a custody hearing on me, I find myself telling the judge that I’m engaged to Charlie.
The only problem? I’m not.
Time to fake an engagement.
Pretending we’re a couple will be no big deal.
We’ve been friends for years. We used to sneak cigarettes behind the bleachers. We turned cans of hairspray into flamethrowers. We got drunk on stolen malt liquor.
She’s beautiful, vivacious, spontaneous, and she loves my daughter to death. It’s the perfect answer: we fake it for a few months, then go back to our lives.
Until we touch, and sparks fly. Until I can’t take my eyes off her. Until I can’t stop thinking about what she’s got on under her coveralls.
It takes one kiss.
One touch.
One shared secret and suddenly, I’m not pretending anymore. I want her, I need her in ways I didn’t know I could.
But there’s a lifetime of friendship between us, and falling in love with Charlie could risk everything.


Review:

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars


Best Fake Fiancé is the second stand-alone novel in the Loveless Brothers series by Roxie Noir. The main characters are Daniel a dotting father and Charlie his best friend and a carpenter. Also, she is like an aunt to Daniel's daughter (the cool aunt) and by the end of the book a second mom to her.

The tale begins with Daniel going to the court for the custody of his daughter and then with him finding out that the biological mother of his daughter (I call her that'cause she is not acting as a good mom should) wants to take the child from him. In order to appear like he is a stable and better option for his daughter he lies and tells the judge that he is engaged to Charlie. A small lie can't hurt anyone, right? The rest of the tale continues with our two main characters trying to find the balance between their friendship and the sparks that seem to fly when they kiss and plenty more.

The story made me chuckle some times and that's a rare thing to happen these days, so the book got points for that. I liked how everyone around Daniel and Charlie reacted when they found about their "relationship" and how they seemed to easily accept it. I also liked the little hesitation Daniel and Charlie had when they went from friends to friends who kiss to friends who fall in love with each other. I don't consider that to be a spoiler since it's the obvious way a romance story will go.

I wad mostly happy with what I read. The one problem I had was that at some point I started to question whether or not Daniel and Charlie were supposed to be together. Daniel is the overprotective parent and Charlie seems to throw caution at the wind. Honestly, she is the kind of person that I am not a big fan of because she is all over the place and I love order (even if it tends to lead towards chaos 99% of the time). She is not a bad person though and her personality is a winning one. I couldn't help but like her. I even thought that Daniel treated her poorly even though I knew where he was coming from and I understood why he was lashing out.


Overall though, the book was good and I had a good time reading it. Yes, the conflict, in the end, was a little over the top for me, but it was something that needed to be addressed. I would recommend the book.



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Excerpt:

“This is an intervention,” Eli says.
“For what?” I ask.
“For kissing,” Seth says, taking his place next to Eli, mimicking his stance. “Y’all are terrible kissers.”
Several thoughts all trip through my brain at once. Heat flushes my face. I take a step back.
“Neither of us is kissing you, Seth,” Daniel says, also crossing his arms over his chest.
“Don’t speak for the lady,” Seth says, suddenly grinning.
Next to me, I can feel Daniel’s whole body go rigid.
“The lady’s not kissing you either,” I say before Daniel can say anything.
“No one is here to kiss Seth,” Eli says, shooting him a look. “We’re here to help you kiss each other, because I’ve seen puppets kiss more convincingly than you two.”
A quick flutter of anxiety moves through my chest, waving through me like wind through a wheat field.
“What puppets have you been watching?” I ask, after a second.
“You can find some real weird stuff on the internet,” Daniel offers.
“Spoken like an expert,” says Eli.
“He’s not the one who brought up puppet porn,” I say. “Apparently, you’ve been watching—”
“Everyone quit talking about your perversions and focus,” Seth says, raising his voice. “No one is kissing anyone, except that you—” he points at Daniel, “are kissing her—” he points at me, “because you need people to think you’re actually engaged.”
The flutters are only getting faster, stronger, a gale force wind through the wheat fields because I really do want to kiss Daniel and I really don’t want to do it in front of his brothers, presumably while they shout helpful make out tips at us.
“They’re Eli’s perversions,” I say. “I’ve never even seen—”
“No one is leaving this room until you stop talking about puppets fucking and start kissing,” Eli says, firmly planted in front of the door.
Daniel just sighs.
“Is this because of yesterday?” he asks.
Despite being trapped in an attic and being told to kiss me or else, he’s somehow the calmest person here right now because of course he is. Daniel’s always the calmest person around.
“Yes,” Seth says.
“Obviously,” Eli confirms at the same time.
“I’d be the world’s shittiest brother if I saw that travesty and didn’t do something about it,” Seth goes on. “You,” he nods at Daniel, “have somehow gotten yourself into a ridiculous situation where you need to convincingly make out with her,” he nods at me,
“to keep custody of your daughter, and you,” he nods at me again, “have inexplicably agreed to this farce. I agreed to do your taxes, by the way.”
“Thanks,” I say.
“And by God, Daniel, I’m not letting Rusty move to Colorado with the progeny of a demon and a swamp beast, so you better shut up and kiss Charlie.”
“No one kisses normally in front of cameras,” Daniel says. “Look, we kiss just fine. Yesterday there was a photographer saying something, practically everyone we knew was there—"
“Is it just me, Seth, or do those sound like reasons to practice?” Eli says, turning to his brother. “Call me crazy, but maybe they should get better at kissing in public instead of just hoping it never happens again.”
“I do believe you’re correct, Eli,” Seth says. The two of them are talking like they’re in an infomercial, and it might be the most irritating thing I’ve ever heard. “And since they’re not leaving this room until you and I are satisfied, they may as well get—”
“Fine,” Daniel finally says, then unfurls his arms and looks over at me. “Sorry,” he says, his voice softer, gentler.
“They do kind of have a point,” I say, even as my insides twist. “Yesterday wasn’t great.”
Finally, Daniel half-smiles, and he smiles at me, not his dumbass brothers, runs one hand through his hair in his nervous-and-trying-not-to-show-it gesture.
“It was pretty bad,” he admits.
“You jammed your nose into my eye,” I say, laughing.
“You bit my chin,” he teases.
“You—”
Eli clears his throat obnoxiously.
“Come on,” Seth says, spinning a finger in the air in the universal can we get a move on gesture.
I take a deep breath, turn to Daniel, quiet the flutters, and look up into his sky-blue eyes for a split second.
Then we kiss.




About Roxie
I love writing sexy, alpha men and the headstrong women they fall for. My weaknesses include: beards, whiskey, nice abs with treasure trails, sarcasm, cats, prowess in the kitchen, prowess in the bedroom, forearm tattoos, and gummi bears. I live in California with my very own sexy, bearded, whiskey-loving husband and two hell-raising cats.

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Monday, August 19, 2019

Promo: Gunner by L. Wilder



Title: Gunner
Series: Satan's Fury MC, Memphis Chapter
Author: L. Wilder
Genre: MC Romance (standalone)
Release Date: August 14, 2019








Gunner and August have an intense story to tell. It has all the elements that I love. It is suspenseful, angsty, and of course sexy~Cali Gal's 
Gunner really stole this story for me, I know this books is a romance but his character is what kept me turning the pages, sighing and wishing he was mine. ~Elysian Fields Goodreads reviewer 
Everything you want from an L. Wilder book. Steamy romance, edge-of-your-seat suspense, and a storyline that leaves you breathless. ~Book Club Gone Wrong
Another installment in the Satan's Fury MC series, and I cannot get enough! Another great read from L. Wilder! ~Millennial Life Crisis Bookshelf




Some risks are worth taking.
Gus wasn’t just my president. He was the father I never had. He was steadfast and strong. I looked up to him and trusted him without question. 
I’d never seen the man show a single sign of uncertainty until the day August James showed up at the Satan’s Fury clubhouse. None of us knew why the beautiful brunette had come knocking at our door, but we’d soon learn she was in need of help—the kind of help only a man like Gus could give. 
When he didn't turn her away, it became my job to watch over and protect her. I tried to keep my distance, but she drew me in with her soulful, dark eyes and sultry curves.
I wanted to make her mine, but August had secrets—secrets she wasn't even aware of. 
In our world, there are some lines you just don’t cross, but for her, I was about to cross them all.


I stood up and quickly lifted her into my arms, cradling her close to my chest. As she rested her head on my shoulder, she asked, “Where are we going now?”
“To bed.”
“Hmmm … okay.” She wound her arms around my neck and melted into me. “I … liii-ke you. You’re sweet.”
“Not sweet, August.”
“Um-hmm. Yes, you are. The big, bad biker is toe-tally sweet. Gunner … Gunner … Gunner is sweeeet.” 
“What is it about you?” Shaking my head, I entered the clubhouse and started towards her room. “How can you get to me the way you do?” 
She looked up at me with drunken eyes as she asked, “I get to you?”
“Um … yeah, you do.” I kept moving forward then said, “You’re gonna have to stop doing that.”
“Okay, I’ll stop.” Without skipping a beat, she mumbled, “What kind of name is Gunner anyway? You got a thing for guns?”
“Uh … no, not exactly.” Hoping she wouldn’t remember in the morning, I admitted, “I got a thing for getting shot.”
“Someone shot sweet Gunner? That’s just not right.” She laid her head back on my shoulder and said, “Gunner’s not your real name.”
“No, it’s not.” I continued down the hallway. “Gunner is my road name. My real name is Cade.”
“Cade,” she purred. “Ooohhh … I like that even better. You look like Cade.”


   





Leslie Wilder grew up in a small town in West Tennessee. A country girl at heart, she’s always thought that life is too short, but she had no idea how short it really was until her brother passed away in 2014. She’s always been an avid reader, loving the escape only a great book can give, and wondered if she had what it took to write one of the wild romances she’d come to adore. With the support of her family and friends, she published Inferno: A Devil Chaser’s MC, one year after her brother’s death. With him in mind, she fulfilled her lifetime dream of writing. Since then, she’s completed the Devil Chaser’s Series and continued on with the Satan’s Fury MC Series. She has so many stories in her head, and can’t wait to share each and every one.
Leslie has been blown away by the support of her readers, appreciating every message, review, and encouraging word she’s received over the past year. She looks forward to continuing this journey with them for years to come.

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Promo: Flash (A Twisted Romance) by Stella Andrews




Title: Flash
Series: A Twisted Romance
Author: Stella Andrews
Genre: Steamy Contemporary Romance
Release Date: August 4, 2019
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Flash
I’m a fighter by day and take my pick of the ladies at night.
I thought my life was perfect – I was wrong.
When Jennifer walked through those doors, I saw what perfection really is.
Long, dark, hair that would look good wrapped in my fist.
Soft curves that beg for my touch and a wicked mouth that promises pleasure of the most sinful kind.
The trouble is, she’s not here for me and I must look but not touch.
Warned to stay away because our protection is what she needs most because Jennifer has a secret that causes power to shift and continents to fall.
It’s a good thing I love a good fight and I’m about to have the fight of my life.
Jennifer
He’s the man that steals the breath from your body and dares you to survive.
Irresistible, insufferable and more man than one woman can stand.
A smart mouth and eyes that sparkle with sin.
Did I mention he’s off-limits?
I shouldn’t want him but I do.
I shouldn’t let him in but I can’t turn him away.
I have a child to protect and her life has more meaning than mine.
But I have needs and I need him.
Can he save me from falling because I’m about to fall – hard?


A Reaper Novella, short, sexy and sweet with a second chance romance that gave Kindle Fire its name.
Sunny
He took my first kiss. 
He took my virginity.
Then on the happiest day of my life, he stole my heart and left like the thief he was.
I moved on regardless and became a star.
To the rest of the world, I’m living the dream. That dream is a nightmare
Now he’s back and wants to give my heart back.
It’s battered and bruised and I’ve changed so much it may no longer fit.
He sees the real me – he always has.
Can love work the second time around, or is it too late?
As I said, I’m living a nightmare because tomorrow is my wedding – he’s four years too late.
Tyson
She was my first love.
She was my only love.
I made the ultimate sacrifice and regretted it every day for four long and lonely years.
She doesn’t see it like that and now I’m back I must prove myself all over again.
This time the clock’s ticking because tomorrow, I stand to lose her all over again.



These men are fiercely protective, devilishly handsome and so sexy they should come with a government warning. I’ve tried to steer clear, but it’s impossible. Flash grabbed my attention from the moment I arrived because when he enters a room, it’s difficult to remember your name let alone that you should stay clear. He ruins people for a living and when he comes home, he does it all over again.
Stella Andrews loves to write about hot men and strong, beautiful women. These are the books she loves to read and spends hours wrapped in a fictitious world wishing such men were real. She firmly believes that happy ever afters do exist and there's someone special out there for everyone.
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