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~ REVIEW: What If (If Only…Series) by A.J. Pine ~

810WQOXjoRL._SL1500_SynopsisA new adult novel from Entangled’s Embrace imprint… Sometimes it takes letting go of the past to find out who you want to be.During his semester abroad, Griffin Reed almost gave his heart to a girl who loved someone else. Lesson learned. Now he’s home, where following in his father’s footsteps may not be what he wants, but it’s what his parents expect. It might be taking the easy road, but he doesn’t see a way out.Something that could have killed Maggie Kendall took away the person she used to be instead. Her condition makes her dependent on sticky notes, photos, and medication just to get through each day. The last thing she needs is a distraction—or someone new to disappoint.What they refuse to see is they are perfect for each other. Maggie makes Griffin want to be a better man, and he makes her believe a future is possible. But these two have to find a way to share the secrets ripping them apart, if they’re ever going to have a chance at happiness.

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christie review 5 star aI have been very fortunate lately in reading some fabulous books, but What If has to be one of the best romances I have EVER read! Yes, I said EVER! It was raw, real, and utterly breathtakingly beautiful! My emotions were all over the map…anger, awe, tears, and yes, finally happiness!!!

“What if someone like her could have fallen for someone like me? How different would I be now? Would Maggie trust me enough to let me all the way past her walls? What I let her past mine?” ~Griffin~

What If is the second book in the If Only….series, and we finally get Griffin’s story. It is literally fate that brings Maggie into Griffin’s life. After their first meeting, they can’t seem to forget one another which is miraculous for Maggie. You see, she suffered a brain aneurysm which has greatly affected her memory. However, Griffin doesn’t pick up on this. He has issues of his own. As they embark on a “non-dating” (yeah right) relationship, the boundaries they have set up begin to blur. They have to let go of their issues and trust one another, but that is easier said than done.

What If hit closely to home for me. My father-in-law, one of the most precious men in my life, suffered a brain aneurysm and survived. Pine clearly did her research and did it well. She very accurately portrayed the issues that survivors have to endure. Memories are precious things, and Maggie has to work extremely hard to remember hers. Even though there were times I wanted to slap her to clearly see Griffin and his change, she was an inspiration. I know how difficult the recovery period is for someone who has suffered a traumatic brain injury, but I never thought how much it would impact such a young person who has her whole life ahead of her. As she would struggle with her self-esteem, she failed to see how much she helped Griffin grow into the person he was meant to be. And, Griffin brought laughter and light into her life. They truly complemented each other; I don’t think I will ever forget Maggie and Griffin. I hope that people who know someone who has suffered such a tragic thing will find beauty and hope in this novel. Truly outstanding read!!!!!

Abou the authorAJ writes stories to break readers’ hearts, but don’t worry–she’ll mend those hearts with a happily ever after…maybe. The first book she wrote was YA, but now she’s two-timing her first love with NA. She’s always in the middle of reading two to three books, adores online shopping (everything from groceries to shoes), and she still loves vampires, whether it’s Eric Northman or the Salvatore brothers. When she’s not writing, AJ is sneaking off to her day job as a high school English teacher or hanging with her husband and kids in the Chicago burbs.

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~ Night Shift Anthology Cover Reveal #3: Off Duty by Sawyer Bennett ~

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Title: Off Duty
Author: Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: March 17, 2015
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As a member of the New York Fire Department, single father Tim Davis is about as tough as they come. But underneath the muscles and tattoos, he still nurses a bruised heart handed to him courtesy of his first love. While on vacation with his son in New Orleans, Tim runs into the very woman that taught him about love before pulling it all away.
Holly Reynolds is rebuilding her life as an orthopedic doctor, far away from her home in New York City and her controlling father… the man responsible for tearing her and Tim apart. While she knows the hurt she caused Tim could never be forgiven, she can’t help the overwhelming feelings she still has for her first and deepest love.
Truths are revealed as lies are exposed.
Two people come back together again to explore the fragile emotional bonds that still keep them tethered, even as their passion ignites hotter than any fire Tim has ever had to put out before.

Night Shift Anthology releases on March 17, 2015. 6 NEW novellas from Toni Aleo, Kindle Alexander,
Sawyer Bennett, Chelle Bliss, Eden Butler, and Brenda Rothert.
100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Keith Milano Memorial Fund,
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Abou the author
sawyer New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, Sawyer Bennett is a snarky southern woman and reformed trial lawyer who decided to finally start putting on paper all of the stories that were floating in her head. Her husband works for a Fortune 100 company which lets him fly all over the world while she stays at home with their daughter and three big, furry dogs who hog the bed. Sawyer would like to report she doesn’t have many weaknesses but can be bribed with a nominal amount of milk chocolate.Sawyer is the author of several contemporary romances including the popular Off Series, the Legal Affairs Series and the Last Call Series.

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~ Hendrix (Caldwell Brothers #1) by Chelsea Camaron & M.J. Fields Release Blitz + Giveaway ~

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Hendrix (Caldwell Brothers, #1)

Chelsea Camaron & M.J. Fields

March 8, 2015

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“One bourbon, one shot, one night—that’s my world. Life is finally getting on track for me and my brothers. Things are far from perfect, but after removing the thorn from our sides, they damn sure are looking up.” –Hendrix Caldwell.

Hendrix Caldwell, the oldest of the Caldwell brothers, is the ever steady voice of reason out of the three Detroit—Rock City’s—wild boys. Focused, determined, and living with a chip on his shoulder, Hendrix is married to his bar, allowing no time for anything more than a casual hook up. Work hard, play harder—that is the Caldwell brothers’ way.

For Olivia Gordon, life is nothing except the school of hard knocks. Born as the conse-quence of a one night stand, Olivia didn’t have the childhood found in movies and books. How-ever, she’s all grown up now and completely on her own. Drowning in debt, she is looking for a small break in life, but the hits just keep on coming.

One night, one charity event, two masks hiding them from the world and each other… Two people let go and share the best of each other in a luxury hotel’s storage closet for one night they both can’t forget. One night they both revisit in their dreams.

What happens when two worlds collide not once, but twice? When they find out who was behind the mask, will sparks fly, or will their past demons keep them apart?

 

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about the authors

Chelsea Camaron

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Chelsea Camaron was born and raised in Coastal North Carolina. She currently resides in Southern Louisiana with her husband and two children but her heart is always Carolina day dreaming.

Chelsea always wanted to be a writer, but like most of us, let fear of the unknown grab a hold of her dream; she realized that if she was going to tell her daughter to go for her dreams, that it was time to follow her own advice.

Chelsea grew up turning wrenches alongside her father, and from that grew her love for old muscle cars and Harley Davidson motorcycles, which just so happened to inspired her ‘Daddy’s Girls’ series. Her love for reading has sparked a new love for writing and she currently has a few more projects in the works.

When she is not spending her days writing you can find her playing with her kids, attending car shows, going on motorcycle rides on the back of her husband’s Harley, snuggling down with her new favorite book or watching any movie that Vin Diesel might happen to be in.

She hates being serious and is still a big kid at heart. She is a small town country girl enjoying life and, Chelsea hopes that her readers remember not to take life too seriously and to embrace your inner five year old, because five year olds know how to enjoy the simple things in life and how to always have fun.

 

M.J. Fields

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MJ Fields’s love of writing was in full swing by age eight. Together with her cousins, she wrote a newsletter for family members. The newsletter was put back into ‘publication’ in September of 2001 for the entertainment of her cousin on a Navy aircraft carrier in the gulf, (Her cousin is a female Navy officer and helicopter pilot).

She self-published her first New Adult romance in January 18, 2013. Today, she has completed four self-published series, The Love series, The Wrapped series, The Burning Souls series, and The Men of Steel series.

Ties of Steel, (the first series spun off of some the Men of Steel series) book 1 ABE and book 2 Dominic are now available. The Norfolk series, has two titles available now, Irons 1 and Irons 2.

MJ is an Amazon bestselling author in multiple categories as well as all of Amazon as a whole. She lives in central New York, surrounded by family and friends. Her house is full of pets, friends, and noise ninety percent of the time, and she would have it no other way.

 

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~ Matt: The Beginning by Viveca Benoir Cover Reveal ~

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Book: Matt: the beginning
Author: Viveca Benoir
Genre: Suspense Romance / Erotic Romance
Release date: 30th March 2015
Cover Designer: Rebecca Berto
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Can be read as a standalone or prequel to To Muder Matt.

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SynopsisMatt is a devil amongst men.

In ‘To Murder Matt,’ Matt was the most hated man on the planet. People around him wanted to murder him. He was abusive, mean and a downright nasty character that you prayed you would never meet.

Here we read his story. We join him on his journey through life from his very first breath and we find out why he becomes a devil amongst men.

Whatever you think you know about Matt, throw it out of the window, it’s wrong. You need to read his story.

A dark, twisting novel of grand passions, heart breaking love, betrayal, death, deceit and lies.

Important. Suitable for aged 18+ Adults only. Contains sexually explicit scenes.

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Born to British Army parents, Viveca grew up in Europe and speaks six European languages fluently, which basically means she can buy food wherever she goes. Married, with two biological children, plus four adopted children. Now, years later, the kids all grown up, she is an international best selling author, writing a variety of genres. Her hobbies, when not writing, include sailing, flying, ski-ing, fencing, dressage, and playing the cello.

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