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Endurance (The Harris Brothers #2 Audio Edition) by Amy Daws Review





He rejected her. She loathes him. Now they have to fool everyone and pretend they actually like each other.

Tanner Harris has been busy shagging his way through the ladies of east London, but getting caught by the paparazzi buck-naked with his trouser snake in his hands means he’s sowed his last wild oat.

Dr. Belle Ryan once thought Tanner Harris was the perfect kind of bearded bad boy she needed to relieve a bit of stress after her intense job as a surgical fellow, but an icy cold rejection from London’s sluttiest footballer puts the two at each other’s throats.

Fate and a favour conspire to put Tanner and Belle back in each other’s paths and they’re forced to do a lot more than get along to save face and their careers.

Rage turns to passion and tempers run sizzling hot when they realise they aren’t just falling for each other—they’re jumping head first. And neither have the endurance to keep their hands to themselves.














5 Stars for Endurance by Amy Daws doesn’t even come close to illustrating how much I LOVED this audio version of the book! The story, the characters, the emotions, the chemistry, and most importantly, the narrators combined to make this audio book ONE OF THE BEST I HAVE EVER LISTENED TO!!!!

As I read the synopsis, I knew I would enjoy the book, but it was so much more than I thought. The synopsis doesn’t even scratch the surface of the story that is Belle and Tanner. Believe me, my first perception of Tanner was just what Belle’s was. He was infuriating…a drop-dead gorgeous man who oozed sex with a huge ego. But, he fooled me just like he did Belle. There is so much more going on other than a handsome face and body. He was real, honest, caring, and loved his family with a fierce passion.

Belle isn’t who she appears to be either. She has a smart mouth that makes Tanner insane…in both good and bad ways. She appears to be self-confident, why wouldn’t she be….she operates on babies inside of their mother’s wombs, giving them a chance they might not otherwise have at survival. Yet, she has the same doubts about herself like most women do…are my hips to big, am I desirable to the opposite sex? Luckily, Tanner is around to boost her ego, if only she would believe him.

These two are two complete opposites in some ways, especially their family backgrounds. Tanner has a big family who love and support one another. They are connected on so many levels! She has a cold, unfeeling family who look down on her, even though she is a brilliant surgeon. But, they do both have fiery personalities that makes them passionate both in and out of the bedroom. They aren’t sure if they want to kill each other or find a dark corner to kiss or do other naughty things to one another! When the two are forced to date one another to save their public images and Belle’s father’s image, that’s when the real fireworks begin! These two create a lot of drama, but it works…this is Belle and Tanner we are talking about. As I listened more, there is a tenderness that develops between the two:


“Belle Ryan is both light and dark and all I want is to spend hours getting lost in her shadows.”~Tanner

“His words are so simple, so basic and ordinary. But suddenly, everything about him is even more extraordinary.”~Belle


I’m extremely picky when it comes to audiobooks. It’s not only the story that matters, it’s the narrators as well. They can make or break a book, in essence, they sell it. If I cannot connect with them, I can’t connect with the book or the characters, and I won’t listen to it. For these reasons, I would think audiobooks would be a risky venture for writers. But, Amy Daws has nothing to worry about. Charlotte Cole and Will Watt totally immersed me in this book! They made the characters and the book come ALIVE! I felt like I was a confidante of both of Tanner and Belle, and I got to witness their romance firsthand. I absolutely ADORED this book. If you haven’t met the Harris clan, I suggest you do ASAP. If you want to really get to know them and live their story with them, GET THE AUDIO EDITION! You won’t regret it!!!!















Amy Daws is a lover of all things British and her London-based love stories bring the incredible city to life on every page. Read all about hot British men, hilarious American heroines, and unforgettable and original ensemble casts that pull out all the feels.














The Chase (The Icon Trilogy) by Vanessa Fewings Release Blitz


The Chase by Vanessa Fewings

Release Date Reveal: Jun 6th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance

A rising star in one of London’s top art investigation firms, Zara Leighton’s talent for seeing deep into paintings is in her blood. She’s chosen to help track down Icon, an enigmatic international art thief whose heists are methodical, daring, baffling. To Zara the case is maddening—bordering on an obsession.

She finds distraction in the chiseled form of top-shelf client Tobias Wilder, a magnetic American billionaire who demands her expertise, her discretion—and her secrecy. Wilder doesn’t ask questions. He gives orders. His gaze alone ignites her deepest fantasies. And his touch…

The sudden whirl of exclusive exhibitions and decadent parties that Wilder introduces her to is a potent aphrodisiac. But surrender soon becomes tinged with suspicion. Is Zara’s tryst with Wilder the real thing…or just a convincing forgery?


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Vanessa Fewings is the USA Today bestselling author of the ENTHRALL SESSIONS.

THE CHASE is the first in her sizzling new romantic trilogy from HQN Books and will be released in June 2017, followed by THE GAME & THE PRIZE.

Vanessa is also the author of The Stone Masters Vampire Series. Prior to publishing, Vanessa worked as a registered nurse and midwife. She holds a Masters Degree in Psychology. She has traveled extensively throughout the world and has lived in Germany, Hong Kong, and Cyprus.

Born and raised in England, Vanessa now proudly calls herself an American and resides in California with her husband.


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Tempting Levi (Cade Series Book #1) by Jules Barnard Release Blitz + Danielle’s Review + Giveaway


Title: Tempting Levi

Series: Cade Brothers #1

Author: Jules Barnard

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: June 6, 2017




Off-limits never looked so tempting…problem is,

she’s my ex’s little sister.

Cade men are known for two things: arrogance and competitiveness. I grew up in

one of the wealthiest, most dysfunctional families in Lake Tahoe, and all I

wanted was to get the hell out. I thought I’d succeeded. Until an accident

burned up my firefighter ambitions. Then Dad died and left me in charge of the

family’s luxury resort.

Now I’ve got financially uptight advisors telling me what to do, and I need

someone I can trust working at my side. The perfect candidate walks through the

door in her pencil skirt, fitted white blouse, and that mass of wavy blond hair

she tries to contain.

The only problem? She’s my cheating ex’s younger sister.

Hell no. The last thing I need is another Wright female in my life.

But Emily’s good at the job, and she seems trustworthy. I should ignore the

desire I have for her. But after all I’ve lost, I’m tempted by what I can’t

have and ready to stoke the flame that smolders between us. As long as this

Wright sister doesn’t betray me the way the last one did.

Then again, I always liked playing with fire.


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She climbed to her feet and leaned into him, tracing the

scar above his eye. “I like this scar.”

He chuckled and dropped his cheek into her hand. “Glad it

pleases someone. It didn’t feel too good when it happened.”

“I don’t like it because you were hurt. It’s just—it brought

you to me. And it reminds me that you’re not the same person I met years ago.

That we’ve both changed… However”—she grinned saucily—“scars are pretty


He tugged at her top and kissed her collarbone, tickling her

with his lips, because the naughty man had quickly discovered a sensitive spot.

“My scar looks hot, does it?”

She laughed as he continued to pepper her skin with light

kisses. She lifted her shoulder in defense. “Very sexy.” 

“Hmmm, don’t give me ideas, Emily, or I won’t let you go






Levi Cade just inherited the job of running his family’s resort along with the help of his brothers. He doesn’t know all the ins and outs of the business but his father assigned him some help before his passing. Unfortunately, the help is his cheating ex’s sister.

Even though there is every reason to not be together, the building sparks between these two will be difficult to ignore. Will Levi trust his heart to another Wright sister?

This book is a spin-off from the Men of Lake Tahoe series but even if you haven’t read that series, like me, you will still enjoy this book.  I really liked both characters and the chemistry between them was great. I loved all of the Cade brothers and look forward to reading more about them in the future.  I will definitely be reading more by Jules Barnard! 

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Author Bio

RITA-nominated author Jules Barnard began her publishing

career in 2014 with her first contemporary series, Men of Lake Tahoe, making it

onto romance bestseller lists. In 2015, she launched, Fates Divided,

the first of a romantic fantasy series Library Journal calls

“…an exciting new fantasy adventure.” Whether she’s writing about

sexy men in Lake Tahoe or a Fae world embedded in a college campus, Jules spins

addictive stories filled with heart and humor.


When she isn’t in her sweatpants writing and rewarding

herself with chocolate, Jules spends her time with her husband and two children

in their small hometown on the California coast. She credits herself with the

ability to read while running on the treadmill or burning dinner.


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Roommates with Benefits by Nicole Williams Release Day!


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Soren Decker. He’s the epitome of the “bad boy, good man” persona. The best of both worlds. The worst of them too. He’s the type of guy most girls would not mind sharing a confined space with, except my new roommate isn’t all swagger and chiseled abs.

He’s bossy. Messy. Cocky. Infuriating. Doesn’t believe in personal space. Has no qualms about roaming the apartment with a loincloth-sized towel cinched around his waist. Seems under the delusion he’s my personal protector (refer back to infuriating). He plays college baseball and holds down a part-time job—I don’t know where he finds the time to get on my nerves.

We’re got nothing in common . . . except for one thing. Our attraction to one another. And in six hundred square feet of shared space, the tension only has so much room to grow before one of us gives in to temptation. But really, what chance do a couple of young kids chasing their dreams in the big city have of making it?

Since Soren claims I know squat about sports (he might have a semi-point), here’s a stat for him—one in a million. That’s our odds.

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Nicole Williams is the New York Times and USATODAY bestselling author of contemporary and young adult romance, including the Crash and Lost & Found series. Her books have been published by HarperTeen and Simon & Schuster in both domestic and foreign markets, while she continues to self-publish additional titles. She is working on a new YA series with Crown Books (a division of Random House) as well. She loves romance, from the sweet to the steamy, and writes stories about characters in search of their happily even after. She grew up surrounded by books and plans on writing until the day she dies, even if it’s just for her own personal enjoyment. She still buys paperbacks because she’s all nostalgic like that, but her kindle never goes neglected for too long. When not writing, she spends her time with her husband and daughter, and whatever time’s left over she’s forced to fit too many hobbies into too little time.
Nicole is represented by Jane Dystel, of Dystel and Goderich Literary Agency.


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Lucky Series by Carly Phillips Book Blitz

“Carly Phillips is synonymous with red-hot romance.”

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Lucky Charm

Derek Corwin is well aware of the family curse – every Corwin male who married for love would be destined to lose his woman and his fortune. He decides to outsmart the prophesy that has plagued his family for generations by breaking up with his first love—and marrying someone else. Now, divorced and broke, all he has left is his teenage daughter, a boatload of regret … and wariness when it comes to love.

Until Gabrielle Donovan returns, determined to rekindle their passion. Will her stubborn streak and her unwavering love be the lucky charm Derek so desperately needs?

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Jason Corwin knows he should resist his attraction to Lauren Perkins. After all, it was one of her ancestors who came up with the curse that has plagued every Corwin male to misery and the single life. But after one night of mind-blowing sex with his supposed—and very seductive—enemy, he can’t bring himself to stay away.

All Lauren wants is to sell her late grandmother’s old house and leave the past behind forever. But that’s not an easy thing to do with gorgeous contractor Jason Corwin whispering sweet, sexy somethings in her ear. About staying. Can she be the lucky break that Jason needs?

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When Mike Corwin awakens after some wild partying in Vegas $100,000 richer and married to Amber Rose Brennan, the gorgeous woman he met the night before, he thinks he’s hit the jackpot. The bad news is that Amber’s a con who takes his money and runs. Seems the family jinx has finally hit him. Hard.

But to Amber, Mike isn’t business as usual. If only she didn’t need the money to ensure her father’s safety, she might actually have fallen for the intense lawman. Instead, she’s forced to betray him.

Now Mike’s hell-bent on divorce and Amber’s on the run…but when a twist of fate reunites them, can they turn their run of bad fortune into a lucky streak that lasts forever?

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Carly Phillips is the N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of over 50 sexy contemporary romance novels, including the Indie published, Dare to Love Series. She is happily married to her college sweetheart, the mother of two nearly adult daughters and three crazy dogs. Carly loves social media and is always around to interact with her readers.

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His Accidental Heir (Billionaires and Babies) by Joanne Rock Release Blitz + Giveaway

Can she resist his brand of trouble in paradise?


Billionaires and Babies 

Joanne Rock

Releasing June 6, 2017

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The Boss’s Baby Bargain


When resort

developer Cameron McNeill goes undercover to root out problems at his prized

island property, his first discovery is the irresistible concierge, Maresa

Delphine. Her business smarts are vital to his mission. But the struggling

single mom could help with his personal mission, too: fulfilling the marriage

terms of his grandfather’s will.


Maresa is

overwhelmed caring for her infant niece and tending to the demands of the

resort’s sexy mystery guest. When he reveals himself as the owner, she’s thrown

for a loop. But when he proposes…can she resist his brand of trouble in



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RITA nominee Joanne Rock has never met a romance sub-genre she didn’t

like. The author of over seventy books enjoys writing a wide range of stories,

most recently focusing on sexy contemporaries and small town family sagas. An

optimist by nature and perpetual seeker of silver linings, Joanne finds romance

fits her life outlook perfectly–love is worth fighting for. A frequent speaker

at regional and national writing conferences she enjoys giving back to the

writing community that nurtured and inspired her early career. She has a Masters

degree in Literature from the University of Louisville but credits her fiction

writing skills to her intensive study with friend and fellow author Catherine

Mann. When she’s not writing, Joanne enjoys travel, especially to see her

favorite sports teams play with her former sports editor husband and three

athletic-minded sons.



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Ruckus (Sinners of Saint #2) by L.J. Shen Blog Tour + Review

Title: Ruckus

Series: Sinners of Saint #2

Author: L.J. Shen

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Release Date: May 26, 2017

Available on Kindle Unlimited

“This series is one of the best I’ve read all year”Angie, Angie’s Dreamy Reads

“LJ Shen delivers and then some. I am loving this series.”Kylie Scott New York Times Bestseller

“It’s unpredictable, raw, emotional, and edgy- pure chaos contained in a beautiful package.”TJ Loves Books

“LJ Shen just wrote her best love story ever!” DD’s Boom Room



They say that life is a beautiful lie and death a painful truth. They’re right.

No one has ever made me feel more alive than the guy who serves as a constant reminder that my clock is ticking.

He is my forbidden, shiny apple.

The striking fallacy to my blunt, raw, truth.

He is also my sister’s ex-boyfriend.

One thing you should know before you judge me;

I saw him first. I craved him first. I loved him first.

Eleven years later, he waltzed into my life, demanding a second chance.

Dean Cole wants to be my bronze horseman. My white knight has finally arrived. Hopefully, he isn’t too late.




They say the brightest stars burn out the fastest. They’re right.

She sets my mind on fire.

All smart mouth, snarky attitude and a huge heart.

In a world where everything is dull, she shines like fucking Sirius.

Eleven years ago, fate tore us apart.

This time, I fucking dare it to try.

Getting to her is a battlefield, but man, that’s why they call me Ruckus.

Rosie LeBlanc is about to find out how hard I can fight.


And conquering her will be the sweetest victory.

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This is the 2nd book in the Sinners of Saint Series by LJ Shen. This is Dean and Rosie’s book.

Rosie is Millie’s younger sister, who me meet in book 1. Rosie noticed Dean right away but before she could act on her attraction, he started dating Millie. Even though they were only together a short time, Rosie still considers him to be off limits to her. She tries to convince herself and Dean that she hates him and is thoroughly disgusted by him and his hothole behavior. But living in an apartment partially owned by Dean means she can’t get away from him altogether.

I really enjoyed this book. I wasn’t sure how I felt about Dean being with Rosie, but the depth of the feelings they have for each other would make it impossible to deny. I wasn’t sure if I would like Dean much since he seemed to just be a total player, but there was so much more hidden under the surface that made me love him. There was a lot more feelings than I ever expected from this book. I also loved the glimpses of the other hotholes and can’t wait for the next book in the series!

L.J. Shen resides in sunny California with her husband, son, chubby cat and wild, wild dreams.

Her passion is to write badass stories, sushi, UFC and her awesome family and friends (not in this order, though. Obviously, sushi comes before writing. Oh, and also the family part.)

She spend the first half of her twenties traveling the world and is now paying all the fun with extra shifts in front of her MacBook. Feel free to contact her on her Facebook page. She loves to hear from her readers.