Monday, August 10, 2020

Review: Stay

Stay Stay by Jessica Frances
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This was everything I hoped and needed it to be!
Book 3 Connor and Rocky are dating -ish.
Well, they are trying.
Between the poopy diapers and random bullets, it's a bit hard to spend some romantic time.

As told from Connor's POV, it's the overwhelming parent with a healthy helping new love all wrapped up in an adorable story. Once again author Jessica Frances brings warmth and humor to the story giving the reader entertaining escape.

If you've not binged on the first two books, now is the time!

Recommendation: Read, devour and buy it!

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Friday, July 31, 2020

Cover Reveal for the NEXT Bailey Brother and I am READY!


2 Title: Unraveling Him 
Author: Claire Kingsley 
Photographer: Furious Fotog 
Cover Design: Lori Jackson Designs 
Model: Chase Ketron 
Release Date: August 20, 2020 


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She’s the sunshine to his storm cloud Stoic, growly Evan Bailey has enough on his plate. A growing business, a pack of brothers who drive him crazy, a gossip-loving small town, and a rivalry that runs deeper than any family feud. Love? That’s a hard pass. He already learned the hard way that he’s better off alone. Fiona Gallagher has a problem. Or more like ten, but who’s counting? The trouble with her car is just the cherry on top of the crap sundae, but she won’t let that get her down. Besides, she has a plan. Evan Bailey—that brooding custom car builder who happens to hate her father—is going to help her. He just doesn’t know it yet. The last thing Evan needs is the overly cheery Fiona crashing into his solitary life. But her offer is too compelling to ignore. Fiona isn’t there to pick through the wreckage of Evan’s heart. If he has one, he won’t let her anywhere near it. But the tension between them is hot enough to combust. And when she starts to see the cracks in his stony facade, she realizes she’s getting more than she bargained for—a lot more—in that big surly man. Author’s Note: A grouchy, broody loner meets an adorable badass (who talks to her houseplants). It’s the grumpy one is soft for the sunshine one with some engine-revving twists. Have a fan ready—you’re in for a Kindle-melting ride. 

 The Bailey Brothers is meant to be read in order, so if you need to catch up, start with book one, Protecting You: http://mybook.to/ProtectingYou1 
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Claire Kingsley is an Amazon Top 10 bestselling author of sexy, heartfelt contemporary romance and romantic comedies. She writes books with sassy, quirky heroines, swoony heroes who love their women hard, panty-melting sexytimes, romantic happily ever afters, and lots of big feels. 

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Who Knew Faking It Could Be So Fun: Release Day for The Proposal

 

 

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Title: The Proposal

Author: Maya Hughes

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Trope: Fake Relationship, Enemies to Lovers, Workplace

Cover Design: Najla Qamber Designs

Release Date: July 16, 2020

 

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✮ About The Proposal ✮

When I envisioned Zara Logan dropping to her knees in front of me, this wasn’t what I had in mind...

 

I was expecting a lot less glaring and a lot more moaning.

 

Instead, she's proposing an enticing deal that I can't bear to walk away from.

 

To land one of the city’s biggest clients, she wants us to put our differences aside and play fake fiancés for the next thirty days.

 

So, I slip the diamond ring onto her finger and agree to play the perfect fiancé. How hard can this be? 

 

A hell of a lot harder than I thought... 

 

She’s infuriatingly stubborn and she thinks I’m a cocky jerk with an enormous ego. (She’s right, but I can definitely back it up...)

 

As our long days stretch into even later nights, it’s getting harder to remember we’re only playing pretend, which means one thing. 

 

She won’t be faking it for long…

 

The Proposal is a brand-new series from Maya Hughes. Get ready for a fun, fake fiancé romance to kick off the SWANK series.



✮ Excerpt From The Proposal ✮

“You want me to propose to you?” With muscles tense and tight, she stared at me before crossing the room to me in two strides.

“It’ll make a wonderful story to tell if anyone asks. Or we can call the whole thing off and confess, but you’re the one who led us down this path with the relationship talk. Kathleen would probably kick us off the project. Or maybe just you.”

Her gaze narrowed. “Just when I think you’re not a complete asshole. Fine.” The word shot out like a nail gun. Covering her mouth, she mumbled into her hand. “Will you pretend to be my fake fiancé for the next thirty days?”

I cupped my hand around my ear. “That wasn’t exactly romantic and you’re not even on bended knee. Boyz II Men would be disappointed.” I dangled the ring in front of her.

She squeezed her forehead and snatched it out of my hand.

I braced myself for her to fling it straight into my face, but she didn’t. Hiking up the skirt of her suit an inch, she lowered herself to the floor with her gaze trained on mine. The intensity of her emerald gaze sent my blood thrumming through my veins. Her thick eyelashes framed her eyes and the ill wishes she was trying to sear into my brain.

But damn if her sinking to her knees in front of me didn’t flash me into a whole different set of circumstances with her where she wasn’t wishing me dead and I wasn’t trying to steal this project out from under her.

“Leo Charles Wilder, will you please agree to be my fake fiancé for the next thirty days and make me the most miserable woman on earth?” She held out the ring in her palm.

I tapped my finger against my lips and stared up at the ceiling. “When you put it like that…”

 

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Maya Hughes can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! :-) I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.

 

I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe and traveling with my family.

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Monday, July 13, 2020

Time to release your fears: Review of The Fear of Falling by B. Cranford



The only thing with more twists and turn than a roller coaster is love…


Title: The Fear of Falling
Author: B. Cranford
Release Date: July 13, 2020


Everyone knows love is a battlefield. For Lenny Johnstone, it’s more like a challenge.

Actually, everything is kind of a challenge for her. In comparison to her stunning—yet flighty—twin sister, Lenny’s awkwardly tall, painfully shy, and not so good at putting herself out there. Which is why she’s decided it’s high time she faced her demons. Starting with the one thing that’s always terrified her most: roller coasters.

Meeting a man was not on her summer to-do list. Falling for the tall, dark, and handsome stranger who wants to help her overcome her fears wasn’t either.

But Lenny’s about to learn that the only thing with more twists and turns than a roller coaster is love.

Please note: The Fear of Falling was originally released as a short story via the Read Me Romance Podcast, and has been extended into a novella-length book.

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Looking for a standalone to devour as the kids are occupied and you have blessed moments of peace? Look no further than B. Cranford's latest release. 

Sometimes you are looking for a story that just makes you feel good. You love the characters and there is nothing to 'fix'.  Well, okay yes. Lenny has some anxieties. And she has a bucket list to help conquer them. What she doesn't imagine is meeting Rowan to help conquer her fears. 

The story line flows naturally and you can't help loving the interaction between two opposites find each other. Rowan is the perfect man - sweet, understanding and patient. 

If you need some happy smiles and make your heart flutter, check out The Fear of Falling.

Recommendation: Buy It


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B. Cranford is a proud Australian living in the USA, a lover of books, breadsticks and bed, and the mother of two children who are far too similar to their father for her liking. A lifelong reader, she dove into the romance genre on the recommendation of her best friend and hasn’t looked back since. Her debut novel, The Brightest Star, a second chance romance with (she hopes) heart and humor was released on July 13, 2017, which just so happened to be her birthday. Because if you release a book on your birthday, you get twice as much cake, and that can only be a good thing.

Please feel free to contact Beth via email or to stalk her through her various social media sites, where she can be found procrastinating, playing games, sharing memes and just generally wasting time.



Friday, July 10, 2020

Review: No Reservations

No Reservations No Reservations by Stephanie Rose
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I am a sucker for second chances and Stephanie Rose's writing.

First - the elephant. Yes, some are calling it book 2 but it's a book in a world that's not dependent on book 1. So you can dive in here first, then go to book 1 or the other way. EITHER way, you are going to love the hell out of this story.

Now, this is not my typical second chance. Oh, there is angst here that keeps them apart. But rather than it being a misunderstanding or some other pull apart, the Hero, Dominic, is the one to break them. (chill pill, not a cheating book) Dominic loves his family deeply and yet when he suffers a loss, he has no idea how to cope. He does what most do - he turns onto himself and doesn't reach out to the one who could lift him. It was truly heartbreaking to watch this man suffer.

Thea also suffers the loss. Not only does she lose Dominic, but she also loses his family. So there is heartbreak abounds.

Now, close your mouth. You are thinking, "Karen this sounds super angsty and something you run from." And you would be normally correct. However, I trust this author not to dump out the drama like a 20 oz bag of Skittles for no reason either. The heartbreak is necessary. Like the blood in their hearts. To suffer a loss and then deal with grief, everyone has a journey and this is theirs.

So this book is how do they come back from this? You know its solely HEA happy town for me so they do. But seeing them come together like adults, healing and understanding were beautiful, breathtaking in the heartache and romance of their second chance.

I loved this story and if you are a fan of second chance trope, this novel is not to be missed as a beautiful story told.

Recommendation: Buy It

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Thursday, July 9, 2020

He can fix my motor anytime *wink* - Cover Reveal Revved To The Maxx by Melanie Moreland

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Title: Revved To The Maxx
Author: Melanie Moreland
Release Date: September 3, 2020
Cover Photographer: Eric D Battershell
Cover Model: Nelson Lopes
Cover Designer: Monark Design Services

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 ABOUT

Maxx Reynolds needs help.

His shop, house, and life are all in a state of disarray.

In desperation, he turns to the internet to hire a new employee, thinking it will make his life easier.

What he expects is a fellow named Charly.

What he gets is a quirky, sassy, red-head name Charlynn who runs circles around him.

And she's all woman.

He can't stand her.

He can't keep his hands off her either.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

NYT/WSJ/USAT international bestselling author Melanie Moreland, lives a happy and content life in a quiet area of Ontario with her beloved husband of thirty-plus years and their rescue cat, Amber. Nothing means more to her than her friends and family, and she cherishes every moment spent with them.

While seriously addicted to coffee, and highly challenged with all things computer-related and technical, she relishes baking, cooking, and trying new recipes for people to sample. She loves to throw dinner parties, and also enjoys traveling, here and abroad, but finds coming home is always the best part of any trip.

Melanie loves stories, especially paired with a good wine, and enjoys skydiving (free falling over a fleck of dust) extreme snowboarding (falling down stairs) and piloting her own helicopter (tripping over her own feet.) She's learned happily ever afters, even bumpy ones, are all in how you tell the story.

Melanie is represented by Flavia Viotti at Bookcase Literary Agency. For any questions regarding subsidiary or translation rights please contact her at  flavia@bookcaseagency.com

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Saturday, June 27, 2020

Review: Classified

Classified Classified by Brooke Blaine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars



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Review: A Marriage Made in Scandal

A Marriage Made in Scandal A Marriage Made in Scandal by Elisa Braden
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Review: Anything but a Gentleman

Anything but a Gentleman Anything but a Gentleman by Elisa Braden
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Review: Twelve Nights as His Mistress

Twelve Nights as His Mistress Twelve Nights as His Mistress by Elisa Braden
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Review: The Truth About Cads and Dukes

The Truth About Cads and Dukes The Truth About Cads and Dukes by Elisa Braden
My rating: 5 of 5 stars



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Review: The Madness of Viscount Atherbourne

The Madness of Viscount Atherbourne The Madness of Viscount Atherbourne by Elisa Braden
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Victoria is set to marry boring. Lucien is out for revenge. What better than to 'soil' the sister of the man who has hurt his family deeply. HA! Watching Lucien fall ass over applecart for the unsuspecting strong lead of Victoria as a delight to read. This is one of my favorite couples in the series. There is a young child who steals the scenes. And of course we get great lines from Lady Wallingham.

What I loved:
- Duke of Blackmore
- The ravishing
- Duke of Blackmore
Things to consider:
- You'll want your own Duke of Blackmore.

Recommendation: Buy it - you'll re-read this one.

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Final Chapter of Vested Interest Series: Happy Release Day Sandy!

Title: Sandy
Series: Vested Interest
Author: Melanie Moreland
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 11, 2020
Cover Design: Melissa Ringuette of Monark Design Services
Melanie’s words are truly magical and I will always be thankful to her for introducing me to the men and to the women, to the family, of BAM.” ~Carol’s Reviews
“From the beginning of Bentley’s story to the last word in Sandy’s the journey of the Bam boys has been filled with so many emotions and showed us what family is even if it’s not the family your born into but the family you make!” ~Goodreads Review (Sandy)

Behind every successful man there is a woman.
What happens when you’re the woman behind an entire team?
Sandy Preston has been den mother, friend, confidante, and the guiding force behind the men of BAM for years. 
Now they have new lives, and hers has drastically changed. 
Can she move on and find love a second time around?
Will the men she considers family accept the changes?

   MY REVIEW

I don't want to write this review. 

If I do, it is admitting this series is over and I refuse. 

From the perspective of an alpha/beta reader, this has been an incredible series to watch grow.  It was only ever meant to be one book - Bentley.  But I got my way when I asked (read this as begged, pleaded and bartered) that Aiden the studly but silent smartass VP of security needs a story.  That turned into well it can't just be two books but three. But then we (I am dragging her fans with me because I wasn't the only one begging, pleading and bartering for more), Reid the IT wonder with a story of overcoming hurdles touched hearts. To Van and that kid who stole the book. Then one quote - an awesome fucking quote by the way - and we all SCREAMED for Halton. 

But through it all was Sandy. The silent glue. The one who had those meaningful brief scenes that set our heroines and heroes on the right path.  Sandy had her share of joys and sorrow as the series progressed. However, one thing we wouldn't let Melanie rest on was Sandy deserved a chance at love again. All of us readers could see this huge heart needed to still beat, flutter and give out more love. 

This book. This story. There wasn't anything better I could have imagined for Sandy. She found it all in the arms of a man not only willing to give her more but knew her journey and where there is room for two great loves of their lives. From the opening page until the last one that is available (I'm still not convinced this is the end), you get to experience this journey with Sandy that doesn't feel forced or trite. Ms Moreland gave us a journey with humor, reflection, and yes - sexy times for those of us in the over 30 crowd - in a perfect second chance at love. Jordan is the strong, silent with that touch of alpha possessiveness all our BAM boys possess. 

The icing on this lush story is the epilogue.  Melanie Moreland can write the hell out of an epilogue. She brought her A++ game to this book. None of the characters we got to know on this journey are left out. It was lovely to read and re-read that epilogue because it was perfect ending for this book.
I know I would love this story - I just didn't realize how much I would and definitely goes on my personal favorite shelf. 

Now, I'm still not ready to admit defeat. This CANNOT be over. I'm working on recruits. I've got her editor on my side. Send me a message if you want to join the #TeamBAMAintOver or join us in the Sandy! spoiler room on Facebook.








Hell broke loose about three o'clock. Reid rushed past my desk, casting a worried glance my way as he hurried by, disappearing into Aiden's office. With a frown, I asked the person I was speaking with on the phone to repeat themselves, only to be startled by the loud curse coming from Aiden's office. Seconds later, they both disappeared into Maddox's office. I shook my head, wondering what crisis was occurring now. Something big in IT land or a glitch in the security system Reid was diligently working on, adding upgrades or tweaking. 
I had my answer soon enough when the three of them appeared in front of my desk. Their countenances were serious, and they looked upset. 
A flicker of fear went through my chest. 
"What is it?" I asked. "Bentley? Is he all right?" I had spoken with him not long ago, and he said he was on his way back to the office. Had there been an accident?
Aiden shook his head. "Bent's fine. He'll be here in a moment. We need to talk to you."
I furrowed my brow. "Fine. About?" My gaze fell to Reid's hand. He was holding his phone, which was nothing new, but what was on the screen explained the intensity of their expressions and the tense set of their shoulders. 
My profile on Mature Matchups was on his phone. And the protective, worried faces were exactly what I knew would happen if they discovered it.
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NYT/WSJ/USAT international bestselling author Melanie Moreland, lives a happy and content life in a quiet area of Ontario with her beloved husband of twenty-seven-plus years and their rescue cat, Amber. Nothing means more to her than her friends and family, and she cherishes every moment spent with them. 
While seriously addicted to coffee, and highly challenged with all things computer-related and technical, she relishes baking, cooking, and trying new recipes for people to sample. She loves to throw dinner parties, and also enjoys traveling, here and abroad, but finds coming home is always the best part of any trip. 
Melanie loves stories, especially paired with a good wine, and enjoys skydiving (free falling over a fleck of dust) extreme snowboarding (falling down stairs) and piloting her own helicopter (tripping over her own feet.) She's learned happily ever afters, even bumpy ones, are all in how you tell the story.
Melanie is represented by Flavia Viotti at Bookcase Literary Agency. For any questions regarding subsidiary or translation rights please contact her at  flavia@bookcaseagency.com



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