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Keeper by Amy Daws Blog Tour + Excerpt + Review + Giveaway

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They were best friends until they became roommates.

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They were best friends until they became roommates.

Booker Harris has spent the last several years pushing himself to become the best goalkeeper in the Championship League. Tired of living in the shadows of his headline-splashing brothers, he has finally carved a path of his own.

As a child, Poppy McAdams was content in her own little make-believe world, until the boy next door with dimples and pained eyes came barreling into her makeshift fort demanding all her attention.

Best friends for most of their lives, everything changes when Poppy abruptly leaves London for University.

Now she is back, and gone is the awkward girl from Booker’s youth. She has been replaced by a stunning woman with secrets.

Secrets that Booker is desperate to know.

Sharing a bedroom wall with your best friend from childhood quickly turns to anything but sweet and innocent.

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I manage to sneak up beside her as she’s chatting with Vi, and she jumps nearly a foot in the air when she lays eyes on me.

“Booker!” Vi yells, pulling my focus off of Poppy. She wraps me in a hug. “Fucking aces game, my love. That last save. It was amazing! I can’t wait to watch it on the highlights I recorded at home. Seriously, career best save by far.”

I smile sheepishly as everyone else gives me a pat on the back, but the one I’m most curious for a reaction from remains silent. When their attention turns to something Rocky does, I step toward Poppy and nudge her with my elbow.

“Hello.” My voice is quiet as I lean over her, inhaling her scent—a vast improvement from the sweat and dirt wafting off of me.

“Hello,” she replies, looking up at me as she frowns with a puzzled expression.  

I smirk as I continue to tower over her. “How’d you like the game?”

Her eyes fixate on my mouth as I lick my lips. As if in some sort of daze, she twitches slightly and swallows. “Good seats.” Her cheeks flame red.

This amuses me and I have to bite my lip to stop from laughing. Of all the things she could have said after never having seen me play, she comments on the seats. It makes me want to tackle her to the ground and tickle her until she admits how bloody good I am.

I quirk my brow. “That’s all you have to comment on?”

“Oh yeah, good game or whatever.” She flicks her wrist in the air like today is any old Saturday and she didn’t just witness my career best save.

This makes me snicker. She can be stubborn as a mule sometimes. Determined, I straighten my posture, looming over her even more now and trying to silently intimidate her into admission. I want to hear her fucking say it. I want to hear her say I’m great. I’m not usually a cocky sod. My ego isn’t one that needs constant attention. But fuck me, after a game like tonight, I can’t help but want praise from my best friend.

I pierce her with a challenging look. “Did you really just say whatever?”

Her tongue swipes across her glossy lips as I move in even closer. She starts twitching and murmurs so low I can barely hear her, “Are you seriously trying to keeper me right now?”

 

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I love a good friend to lover’s story, and Keeper is one of my favorites. This book is about Booker Harris, the sweeter of the Harris brothers. He stole my heart from the beginning. He has worked hard to be a talented goalkeeper in the Championship League, stepping out of the shadows of his brothers. Now, he is moving out to his own flat, but he won’t be alone. He has offered his childhood best friend, Poppy, a room until her lease opens up. He is excited to see her as he hasn’t seen her in six long years. His heart was broken when she left for Germany but not because he was in love with her…he was losing his best friend. He can’t wait to catch up on lost time, but boy is he in for a surprise. She definitely isn’t the girl who left. She’s become a woman and a beautiful one at that. Yeah, this living situation gets really interesting and HOT!!!

Daws is a talented writer, and she illustrates how very special their relationship is from the very beginning. I just adored their first meeting in the woods. She was just adorable. She was a spunky little thing. I loved how she made Booker feel differently around her. He was just Booker, not the little Harris brother. They were just so stinking cute together as children, and I loved them as adults.

There is so much going on between these pages…romance, steam, family, friendship, and secrets. Amy Daws has a way of making you fall in love with her characters, flaws and all, because she gives us an insight into their hearts. You can’t help but love them. Lots of laughs and lots of emotion! I was so glad to catch up with all the Harris clan again! I can’t wait to see them again!!!!

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UNTAMABLE by Jamie Schlosser

Romantic Comedy

A Standalone Novel

 

Emery Matheson knows p*ssies. Cats, that is. As the star of a reality show called The P*ssy Tamer, it’s his job to fix extreme feline behavioral issues.

 

When he hears about his next project—a lonely cat hoarder named Estelle—he expects a little old widow, not the blond bombshell who opens the door.

 

With a 100 percent success rate, Emery has never had trouble finishing a job. But just a few hours into the first day of filming and one thing is clear—Estelle and her band of misfit p*ssies will give him a run for his money… and his heart.

 

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Taming Mr. Flirt by A.M. Madden & Joanne Schwehm Excerpt Reveal

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Taming Mr. Flirt by A.M. Madden & Joanne Schwehm

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publishing Date: September 12th, 2017

Here’s a tip: never say never.

It all started in a barn, rolling around in the hay with a hot brunette. When I hooked up at my best friend’s wedding with the bride’s best friend, I had hay in places it should never be. And how my bowtie ended up around my dick was an entirely different story. I’ll give you a minute to consider the possibilities.

That first romp set the tone, and each sexual encounter with her that followed became more intense. The fact that all my fantastic orgasms were coming at the hand of one woman baffled me.

A lifetime of observation taught me that monogamy equated to boredom. Variety was the spice of life, in and out of the bedroom. I enjoyed the company of a sexy, smart, confident woman. It was my kryptonite. I was a master flirt, and my sexual skills were unrivaled.

Until her.

With this woman, I had met my match.

Her carnal appetite a perfect match for mine, and she also taught me a few things along the way.

She called me Mr. Flirt, and could bring me to my knees at every turn.

Lesson learned: Sex always trumps sanity.

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I spun back around, taking her hand with me and started around the rink until we made it to the small break in the railing. With a tilt of my head and a small tug, she knew I wanted off the ice.

Rubber mats greeted the blades of our skates. As if we were marching rather than walking, we carefully made our way to the dimly lit corner of the rink. The small corner was the perfect place for what I had planned.

“What are we doing back here? I could go for that drink now.” She started toward the opposite end where the bar was located.

“Stay.” Her eyes glanced up at me. I lowered my mouth to her ear. “Turn and face the rink.” Vanessa’s brows furrowed, but she did as I asked. “Put your hands on the railing, and don’t move until I tell you to.”

Her head craned back. “Okay, but why?”

The strobe lights were back in full force. I pressed my body against her back and kissed the curve of her neck. “I’m going to fuck you.” Even in the dimly lit rink, I could see her white-knuckled grip on the railing. “Do you remember when Jude and Brae almost walked in on us fucking in the barn? Do you remember what you said?”

“Something about getting caught was hot?”

“Yes. You said the thought of getting caught in public was a complete turn-on. When you said that, the thought of fucking you in public made my dick stone hard. I know I’m turned on right now… are you, Nessa?”

“Very.”

“Good. Ready?” A short quick nod and her ass shifting backward into my crotch could be compared to the effects of a green flag for a Formula One race car.

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“It’s all about the HEA.”

A.M. Madden is the author of the popular Back-Up Series, as well as several other contemporary romances. She is also a published author with Loveswept/Random House.

Her debut novel was Back-up, the first in The Back-Up Series. In Back-Up, A.M.’s main character Jack Lair caused readers to swoon. They call themselves #LairLovers, and have been faithful supporters to Jack, as well to the rest of his band, Devil’s Lair.

A.M. truly believes that true love knows no bounds. In her books, she aspires to create fun, sexy, realistic romances that will stay with you after the last page has been turned. She strives to create characters that the reader can relate to and feel as if they know personally.

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I’ll be there.

Through thick and thin.

Ride or die.

You can count on me.

The promises people make. The vows we take.

Assumptions of the heart.

Emotion tells us how we feel, but life…life has a way of plunging us in boiling water, burning away our illusions, testing our faith, trying our convictions.

Love floating is a butterfly, but love tested is an anchor.

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Hate to Love You by Tijan Blog Tour + Excerpt + Review

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Hate to Love You, an all-new standalone from New York Times Bestseller Tijan is available NOW!

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Hate to Love You by Tijan

 

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Publication Date: August 28th

Rule #1: No hot guys.

It might sound ridiculous. I get it. It kind of is, but college was supposed to be my sanctuary. It was my place to start over. The rumors, the whispers, and the jealousy I endured through high school would all be gone.

No one would know me at college.

Rule #2: No drama.

I’d major in pre-law. I’d make a few loyal friends. Everything would be easy breezy. No one was going to use me or hurt me. I wouldn’t let them.

Rule #3: New year. New place. New me.

Right?

Wrong.

And all because of Shay Coleman.

Football captain and quarterback, he was the big guy on campus. The cocky guy in my political science class with a smirk. I hated him on sight . . .

. . . and he was about to break all my rules.

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I was almost grinning from delight as I shoved open the back door. If I hit him, hey, all was fair in the war we were fighting of who could piss each other off the best.

It didn’t.

He was leaning against the wall, the back of his head resting on the brick, and he looked over to smirk at me. “I want to see your room.”

I thrust my hand out. “I’ll take those notes.”

That smirk just widened. He patted his bag and pushed off from the wall. “They’re in my email. I need to get on a computer.” He patted my arm and moved past me, heading inside. “I can use yours.”

“Hey!” I followed him in.

He was looking up the stairs. “Sabrina said you were on the fourth floor. You saw my place. I want to see yours. It’s only fair.”

He wasn’t waiting for my go-ahead. He was already up and rounding second floor to third. He’d be at my floor before I could get there. “Stop! I am not okay with this.”

He was at the third-floor door. He glanced down with that same goddamn smirk. “Better tell me which room or I’m going to hang out in the hallway.”

“Why are you always smirking? Is it permanently attached to your face?”

“What room, Clarke?” He was at my hallway door.

Fucking hell. I gritted my teeth. “Wait. Just wait. My door automatically locks.”

He’d opened the door but let it shut. Waiting as I covered the last set of stairs, I refused to let him see me panting. I stood there, purposely holding my breath until he narrowed his eyes and cocked his head to the side. “Breathe, Clarke. You’re going to pass out.”

I almost burped out the small pocket of air I’d been holding. “I hate you so much.”

“Yeah, yeah.” He waved that off. “We get it. Eternal damnation in hell, the whole shebang. Whatever.” He nodded to the door. “Stop stalling. I want to see your room.”

I was picturing pitchforks and fire. Maybe that was the burning smell he mentioned. It was hell, and all the fire in there. I yanked the door, glaring as I did. “Was this Sabrina’s idea?”

“Nope. All mine.” He was right behind me. I could feel his breathing. “She refused to tell me your room number, said I had to call.”

My eyes widened at the thought of him coming up by himself, strolling down the hallway, and then knocking on my door. Good Lordy gracious. Too many would’ve seen him at my door. I would’ve been the talk of the dorm.

I shuddered, unlocked, and entered my room.

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~Top 10 Read of 2017 for Christie~

I ABSOLUTELY LOVED this book! I literally read it from beginning to end within hours. I think I may have stopped long enough to get something to eat! This is one of my top 10 reads of 2017!!!!

College romances are one of my favorite genres to read, but sometimes they can follow the same format, but not this one!!!! Kennedy has sworn off hot guys. She wants no drama, so that means not many friends either. She has been burned in both departments, and she refuses to be walked all over again. She soon finds the “no hot guys” rules harder to maintain when the sexy, star quarterback, Shay Coleman, sits near her in class. There is something about him that keeps pulling her towards him, but he reminds her so much of her ex. He challenges her, and despite the way she lets him know she hates him, he just doesn’t give up.

“This guy wasn’t funny. He wasn’t sexy—his words, not mine—and there was no thawing at my hatred wall for him. Nope. No thawing at all. My body was warming because I had a sweater on….”-Kennedy

I loved Kennedy even though I wanted to strangle her at times. I could understand her resistance to `trusting others, but Shay and others she didn’t think of as friends proved themselves to her again and again. This is where Tijan worked her magic….the Kennedy from the beginning of the book was a different Kennedy by the end. Circumstances played a part in that, but Kennedy found the strength within herself and with the support of others to become an amazing woman by the end of the book.

Let me just say, Shay may have just ruined me for all other book boyfriends! He wasn’t the typical manwhore quarterback. He was so much more! He was intelligent, kind, and he was definitely protective of Kennedy. What really made me swoon was he understood Kennedy, maybe more than she understood herself. He appreciated her and respected her! Thankfully, he never gave up on her.

“I get the trust issues, but I like you despite them. I might even like you because of them.”-Shay

His personality really came to life, and yes, he wasn’t 100 percent perfect, but he certainly came close.

 

I have to add that I loved the secondary characters who supported Kennedy and Shay. This was a romance, but it was a story about friendship as well. I cannot leave out Kennedy’s brothers and OMG, her mother. She could have a book just written about her! LOVED her. There was one character at the end who definitely wasn’t what I was expecting. You will know what I mean when you are nearing the very end of the book. This particular character illustrates that some people aren’t all good or all bad. That was a genius move on Tijan’s part!

 

When I read the synopsis, I knew I was going to like it, but I had no idea how much depth this book would have. There was a twist in the end I didn’t see coming. But, most importantly, Tijan touched on an important subject that has been an issue from the beginning of time….violence against women….and the double-standards we as women face during our lifetimes. She did it in such a powerful way, not overbearing, but powerful!!!! Kennedy is my new HERO!!!! She also proved that there are men out there who are good and who love women for who we are and what makes us uniquely women!

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Tijan is a New York Times Bestselling author that writes suspenseful and unpredictable novels. Her characters are strong, intense, and gut-wrenchingly real with a little bit of sass on the side. Tijan began writing later in life and once she started, she was hooked. She’s written multi-bestsellers including the Carter Reed Series, the Fallen Crest Series, and the Broken and Screwed Series among others. She is currently writing a new YA series along with so many more from north Minnesota where she lives with a man she couldn’t be without and an English Cocker she adores.

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