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Melt by Carrie Aarons Release Blitz & Review


Title: Melt
Author: Carrie Aarons
Genre: Romantic Comedy
Release Date: September 17, 2017

You scream. I scream. We all scream during … well, you get the point.

After a failed eight-year relationship and a cross-country move, the last thing I’m looking for as a single mom is a new flame. In fact, diapers, walls marked in crayon, and daycare pickup are the only things on my to-do list.

Enter Jake Brady, your friendly neighborhood food truck owner whose dimples and delicacies won’t seem to leave well enough alone. With more popularity than the president, his wine-infused sweet treats have our nation’s capital hooked. He’s spontaneous, smug and all-American gorgeous; a dangerous combination considering he has no interest in taking on the responsibilities that rule my life.

But when we can’t seem to sample enough of each other’s … desserts, things start to get complicated. Jake is biting off more than he can chew, and when I watch him with my daughter, I can’t seem to freeze my melting heart.

Maybe it’s his waffle cone. Maybe it’s his … banana split. Either way, I think I’m in trouble with a cherry on top.

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Cute, sweet, and sexy romance that will “melt” your heart! Melt is the second book I have read by Carrie Aarons, and I love her! Her characters are so well-developed that they make each book unique!

Samantha and her daughter, Lennon, have moved to Washington, D.C. to be closer to her mother. She left her husband, Derek, after years of trying to be enough for him. She has a great new job and has made a new friend at work. She is content with life now even if she does sometimes miss being in a relationship. She had no idea a the funny, sexy, and charming “ice cream” man will make her re-think everything she thought she knew about men.

Jake owns a successful food truck company that sells ice cream for children, but also sells ice cream combined with wine. Yes, it’s as yummy as it sounds. He’s thirty, but he is still enjoying the single life. A chance encounter with Samantha and Lennon will change that. When he sees Samantha, he can’t believe it. She was his dream girl in college, but he never did anything about it. Now is his chance…will he be able to win over Samantha and her precocious, Lennon?

Jake was just about perfect. I mean he has serious skills in the bedroom, and he makes ice cream that brings you to the point of ecstasy. Yep, just about perfect. You notice I said, “just about perfect.” He does have to learn how to deal with a rambunctious three-year-old, as perfectly illustrated on their first date. Samantha is a woman to admire. She decided what she needed to do to make her life better for her and her daughter, and she did it. She is a phenomenal mother. As you can imagine, she has some trust issues, and those will be put to the test with Jake. She will have to realize not all men are like her ex. They were a couple who would make a great family, and I wanted that so much for them. They completed one another.

One of my favorite aspects of Melt was how realistic Aarons made it. There were some bumps along the way, but they were normal things you would expect to happen when a bachelor falls in love with a single mother and her daughter. The sweetest, cutest part of the story is our sweet, spunky, Lennon. I guarantee she will “melt” your heart just like she did Jake’s!


Author Bio

Author of romance novels such as Red Card and All the Frogs in Manhattan, Carrie Aarons writes sexy, swoon-worthy, sarcastic characters who won’t get out of her head until she puts them down on a page.

Carrie has wanted to be an author since the first time she opened a book, and can’t imagine a better or more maddening profession.

A lover of good manicures, Riesling and the beach, she enjoys chasing her puppy through the dog parks of New Jersey, or trying to make her husband binge watch the latest Netflix craze.

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Beauty by Mary Catherine Gebhard Giveaway & Pre-Order Blitz







Once upon a time, I thought love was a fairytale.

My prince was a Beast with blood on his hands and ice in his veins. My family offered to save me. The only price: leaving the tattered pieces of my heart behind.

Our love was irrational. Cruel. Unforgiving. Nothing like the storybooks said it should be—but it was perfect.

The longer we were apart, the more I lost myself. He was vicious and domineering, but I craved the submission. Together we were destructive, but I was addicted to the devastation. Still, I thought titles mattered. To my family I was princess, and to the Beast I was slave. I was too naïve to understand that even though he’d been my captor, he’d broken the shackles on my soul.

Once upon a time, I thought love meant happily ever after.

Now I know better.



I was going insane, absolutely aching, and it was just instinct to touch myself. He grabbed my hand, lifting it so my fingers were just below his chin.

“Greedy girl,” he said. “Don’t you know your orgasm is mine? I own this.” He sucked my fingers until they were clean and I moaned, rubbing my thighs together. I was so overstimulated, I was sure I was going to come just from the friction. I rubbed my thighs harder and he laughed darkly, pushing me off him. I fell to the ground.

Eyes still locked, Anteros reached behind and flipped over the coffee table. The glass crashed and shattered. Some shards hit my thigh, but I didn’t think about that or the mess or the possible danger because moments later Anteros was on the ground with me.

He crawled between my legs and spread them wide in the new space. I got to my elbows, watching him rapt.

“If you come without permission,” he said, licking a long, razor sharp trail from behind my knee to inside my thigh, “you will be punished.”

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Mary Catherine Gebhard bites off more than she can chew. She’s lived in Salt Lake City, Utah her entire life but occasionally goes on vacation from reality. Don’t worry, she sends postcards.