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The Substitute (The Bro Series) by Xavier Neal Release Blitz + Review

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Nate

 


Being a substitute teacher is good for me.

It’s sensible.
Logical.
Abandoning my plans for a career in the film industry and a life full of fun, albeit slightly reckless, actions was the responsible thing to do.
That’s who I am now.
That’s who I’ve become.
Mr. Boring. Mr. Predictable. Mr. Anal Retentive.
At least that’s what I thought until one irresistible student breathes life back into the version of me I’ve been desperately trying to suffocate.
Being with Ainsley isn’t a want. It’s a need.
And I’m willing do anything to fulfill it.

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I’ve spent my entire life ashamed of who I am.
Who my mother is. What she does.
Being forced to attend a private school where people endlessly whisper about it is only bearable because I know exactly what’s in my future.
I know exactly where I’m going.
I know exactly what to do to get there.
Or at least I thought I did.
One class with him and suddenly my entire world was missing one very important piece.
Being with Nate isn’t just about sex.
It’s about loving life in a way I never imagined.
The situation isn’t ideal, but I’ll do whatever it takes to be with him.
 

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     “Miss Jacobson. A word?
            Hearing him say my name with force and control causes my pussy to instantly clench in
anticipation.  “Of course.”
    
             approach his desk and make my way around so I’m directly in front of where he’s
sitting.
    
            He turns his chair towards me before he leans around my frame to say to the last
student walking out, “Shut the door behind you, please.”
   
            The door closes, and I hold in the desire to whimper.
   
             Nate’s blue eyes zero in on me. Against his own volition they scan my outfit, soaking
in the way it clings to my chest and dangles high on my thighs. His hands
twitch in temptation to touch me. The simple action causes me to slightly
spread my legs.
 
 He shoves down a growl yet I hear the tail end of it. Nate braces an arm on the
desk, allowing his hand to dangle off, and proceeds in a quiet, firm tone,
“Miss Jacobson, I just want you to be aware that what happened between us last
night was…” His mouth struggles to say the word mistake.
 He shouldn’t be able to because he knows it wasn’t one. It was far from some
momentary lapse of judgement. No. What happened between us was the beginning of
something deep and beautiful.
 
 “It was a onetime indiscretion. I would
appreciate it if you kept it between us. My job here as a sub matters to me and
if rumors got around that something happened between me and a student-”
 
 “I won’t tell,” I promise and scoot closer, his hand now lightly touching the
fabric of my dress.
 
 Nate gradually nods. “Good. And I just want to be clear with you, it won’t happen again.”
 
 I drop my hand on top of his. A sharp jolt of electricity shocks us both into
lightly moaning. With a crooked smirk on my face, I state, “That’s where you’re
wrong, Nate. It can and it will.” Before he can argue, I nudge his
hand to check underneath the hem of my dress. His fingertip eagerly grazes my
wet lips.
An animalistic groan is stifled in his throat.
 
 
 “Whenever you’re ready…I’m all yours.”
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“Life is one long film you get to choose to enjoy or choose to critique, until those credits roll. If you learn to appreciate more and complain less, then you’ve made a masterpiece you should be proud of at the end of it all.”

 

Well, The Substitute is another fabulous read from the talented Xavier Neal. This one is the beginning of a series that has gotten off to a great start! I wasn’t sure if how I was going to feel about this one because of the age difference and the affair between a teacher and a student. Please note, Ainsley is 18 years old and about to graduate high school.

Let me just say that the book opened hot, hot, hot! Ainsley and Nate did things a little backwards giving into their lust for one another rather than building up to that, but it REALLY worked in this book. Ainsley is more mature than many 20-year-olds. She had to be with the mother she had. OMG, that woman was a trainwreck. She is an escort and makes Ainsley think she does what she does so she can have a good education. Never mind that half of the fathers of her classmates are clients of her mother’s. Yeah, that’s what a good mother does. As you can imagine, she has very few friends. Everyone is always making judgments about her. She just wants people to see who she really is. Fortunately, she has that with her best friend, Sloan, and now Nate even if he doesn’t know everything about her. She’s definitely a young woman whom I admired.

Nate has secrets of his own. He made some decisions in his past that caused him to be overly responsible. He’s been living his life without being alive. She brings passion and brings some of his spontaneity back. He might show only that responsible side outside, but when he gets Ainsley alone, we get to see how naughty and sexy “Teach” really is. I just kept hoping he would let her completely into his life secrets and all.

Aside from Nate and Ainsley, I loved the other characters in the book, especially Nate’s bros. They really do have his back, and each one of them have a story which will be revealed in later books. While the sex was hot, their relationship developed in a very sweet way. There was no doubt in my mind that they loved and respected one another.

As always, Neal writes a story that really draws her readers in, and The Substitute is no exception. She has taken the taboo subject of an age difference and a student/teacher romance and written it with class and emotion. I love how she gives us just a little bit about the secondary characters who will be in later books. I loves the way she drops her readers little references to her earlier books. For instance, she makes reference to a Netflix series in which an MMA fighter who falls in love with his female BFF. Could that possibly be a reference to our Logan from her Senses Series? Great book from beginning to end!

 

 
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Xavier Neal lives in Texas where she spends her time getting lost in writing, reading, or
fandoms she recently discovered. Whether she is enjoying books or movies, she
continues finding inspiration at every turn to bring more exciting stories to
life.
 
 

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Saving Grace (Enchanted Keepsakes #1) by Aubrey Wynne Release Blitz + Giveaway

The ghost of the Pungo Witch meets a shattered heart.
SAVING GRACE
Enchanted Keepsakes #1
Aubrey Wynne
Releasing May 1, 2017
Plato Publishing


The ghost of the Pungo Witch meets a shattered heart.

Jackson Hahn, Virginia Beach’s local historian, has his eyes on the mysterious new woman in town. When she enters his office, he is struck by her haunting beauty and the raw pain in her eyes. Her descriptions of the odd events happening in her bungalow pique his curiosity. 

Chloe Hicks’ life consisted of an egocentric ex-husband, a pile of bills, and an equine business in foreclosure until a fire destroys the stable and her beloved ranch horse. What little hope she has left is smashed after the marshal suspects arson. She escapes the accusing eyes of her hometown, but not the memories and melancholy.

The sexy historian distracts Chloe with the legend of a woman wrongly accused of witchcraft. She is drawn to the story and the similarities of events that plagued their lives. Perhaps the past can help heal the present. But danger lurks in the shadows…
Bestselling and award-winning author Aubrey Wynne resides in the Midwest
with her husband, dogs, horses, mule and barn cats. She is an elementary
teacher by trade, champion of children and animals by conscience, and author by
night. Obsessions include history, travel, trail riding and all things
Christmas.
 
Her short stories Merry ChristmasHenry and Pete’s Mighty
Purty Privies
 won the Preditors & Editors Reader’s Choice in 2013
and 2014. Dante’s Gift, the first in A Chicago Christmas series,
received the 2016 Golden Quill, Aspen Gold and Heart of Excellence awards.
 
Her upcoming series “A Vintage Romance” was inspired by tales of her stepfather,
who served for the British Air Force in WWII. Wynne’s medieval fantasy series
“Medieval Encounters” will launch in 2017 with Rolf’s Quest.
 
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A double cover reveal & preorder for Acquisition and Merger from USA Today bestselling author Chelle Bliss. The Takeover Duet releases in Fall 2017.

ACQUISITION RELEASES OCTOBER 10, 2017

MERGER RELEASES NOVEMBER 13, 2017

 

A Driven CEO. A Ruthless Rival. And a Sexy, Uninhibited Weekend.

Ambitious, high-powered CEO Lauren Bradley is one press release away from catapulting her company, Interstellar Corp, to new heights. Her industry-leading team is on the verge of unveiling new, cutting-edge technology that will revolutionize travel as the world knows it.

The one thing not going according to plan…Lauren’s love life. But a hot hook-up with a stranger from the hotel bar could change everything.

When Lauren is ambushed the next morning, she comes face to face with Antonio Forte, the reclusive CEO of Cozza Industries, Interstellar’s biggest rival. Antonio’s arrogant, controlling, and sexy. She should know, since Antonio is the one-night stand she thought she’d never see again.

He makes it very clear that he wants Interstellar just as much as he wants Lauren and he’ll stop at nothing to make it happen. But she’ll do whatever it takes to keep her company―and the ground-breaking innovation they’ve discovered.

Neither of them will back down. Both are used to winning. But surrendering can be so delicious.

Let the games begin…

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Two Rivals. One Enemy. And an Ending No One Saw Coming.

When Antonio Forte met Lauren Bradley, he never expected that making the choice between a possible relationship with her or destroying her company in a hostile takeover would be a hard one. Antonio has always put business before pleasure, but for the first time, he wants both.

After proposing a merger of their two companies, Antonio is hoping Lauren accepts his offer so he can show her the world and together they can have it all.

In a world dominated by men, Lauren’s leery of anyone willing to show mercy―especially the very handsome, smooth-talking Antonio. Lauren doesn’t trust easily, especially when it comes to someone who is threatening to dismantle her company, but she’d be lying if she said she didn’t find his offer tempting.

After finally deciding the path she will choose, a bigger problem emerges―the real enemy is lurking in the shadows and closer than she ever expects.

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Title: Rhapsody in Red

Author: Mila Waters

Release Date: May 13, 2017

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 Calix Mabry had everything a vampire could ever want. A mate, eternal life, and enough money to sustain them for the rest of their lives. But when his beloved is taken from him, he vows to bring her back at any cost.

Enter Vivienne Peltier. Long legs. Deep red hair. She is everything his Sofia wasn’t. He is drawn to her like a moth to a flame.

Torn between his desire to bring Sofia back and his lust for Vivienne, Calix makes a decision that could potentially tear everything and everyone he knows apart.

True love always wins in the end. But at what cost?

Goodreads links: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/34675625-rhapsody-in-red

 

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“Don’t you think it’s time to stop brooding and give this crusade up?”

The voice didn’t startle him. But he was surprised to hear it from the doorway across the room. “What do you want, Quinn?” His voice held no emotion. He wasn’t exactly happy to see her but he wasn’t angry either.

Her footsteps echoed in the large room as she moved closer to him. “I came to see how you are. Can’t a friend stop by to check on another friend without suspicion?”

Calix looked up and sat back in his chair. He was greeted with a plunging neckline that exposed everything from her neck to her navel. She had never been one for modesty. Not even four centuries ago when women weren’t meant to show themselves off.

He raised a brow. “Since when are you my friend, Quinn? I may have turned you but I sure as hell know you only come to me when it suits you.”

The gorgeous redhead laughed, her voice melodic and haunting. “Don’t even start with me. I’ve been there through all of this, Calix. You’re putting yourself through hell and for what? What’s one mortal woman amid the thousands you could choose from?”

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An avid reader, single mother, and all around Superwoman, Mila Waters brings her love of creating dark fictional stories to the world. She is fascinated by gothic horror and the paranormal, bringing both elements into her works. Weird, strange, and a geek, she loves research and has no less than 20 works in progress. Stay tuned. She promises a fun, wild, and sexy ride.

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What He Wants (Phantom Riders MC # 3) by Tory Richards Blog Tour + Giveaway

He’ll claim her to protect her
when trouble from her past comes calling.
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WHAT HE WANTS
Tory Richards
Series: Phantom Riders MC # 3
Genre: Erotic MC Romance
Publication Date: April 20, 2017
Big John is club enforcer to Phantom Riders MC. He’s big and scary and he sets his sights on the new girl in town the instant he locks eyes on the curvy beauty. Daisy has grown strong and independent since leaving her abusive ex. But nothing prepares her for the hulking, sexy biker who wants to claim her to protect her when trouble comes calling.
Book #3 from Phantom Riders MC – Hawk, and stand alone romance! Available in ebook and print.

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PHANTOM RIDERS MC – HAWK
Ultimate betrayal leaves Hawk, the president of an outlaw motorcycle club, distrustful and hating women. He only wants them for one thing now, and once he’s satisfied his animal urges he casts them aside without a second thought. But then Audra shows up, threatening his club and his way of life, and Hawk has to decide to turn the sexy, pint-sized package of trouble loose, or claim her for his own.
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“What a awesome book. 5 star read.. well worth the money.”
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NO MERCY
Rock’s the VP of Phantom Riders MC. Dangerous. Unpredictable. Ruthless. A killer who’ll stop at nothing to keep what’s his. Allie had given Rock her virginity, and then moved away when she got pregnant. Club trouble doesn’t stop him from showing up at her door seven years later, demanding his son, and claiming her.
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I was born in Maine, but have lived most of my life in Florida where I went to school, married and raised my daughter. I retired from Disney a few years ago to focus on life, which includes spending more time with family, friends, traveling and writing. And let’s not forget my furry family. I have four cats.
I knew at the age of ten that I wanted to be a writer when I grew up. Spent hours penning stories by hand until at thirteen Santa brought me a manual typewriter. Then at seventeen I got an electric one. But nothing compared to my first computer.
I write romances of all kinds. Erotic, suspense, interracial, paranormal, biker, full length, short, and novellas. But one thing you won’t find in any of my stories, a cliffhanger! And all of my books have a HEA or HEAF ending.
Official website: http://www.toryrichards.com
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