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New Review & Release with Giveaway: The Touch of a Villain (The Boys of Clermont Bay #1) by Holly Renee

The Touch of a Villain (The Boys of Clermont Bay #1)

by Holly Renee

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐“๐จ๐ฎ๐œ๐ก ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐š ๐•๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ๐š๐ข๐ง ๐›๐ฒ ๐‡๐จ๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐‘๐ž๐ง๐ž๐ž ๐ข๐ฌ ๐‹๐ˆ๐•๐„! ๐ƒ๐จ๐ง’๐ญ ๐ฆ๐ข๐ฌ๐ฌ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ฌ ๐ž๐ง๐ž๐ฆ๐ข๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฏ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ๐š๐ง๐œ๐ž!

About the Book:

๐™”๐™ค๐™ช๐™ฃ๐™œ. ๐™’๐™š๐™–๐™ก๐™ฉ๐™๐™ฎ. ๐™€๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฉ๐™š. ๐™๐™ช๐™ฉ๐™๐™ก๐™š๐™จ๐™จ. ๐™๐™๐™š ๐™—๐™ค๐™ฎ๐™จ ๐™ค๐™› ๐˜พ๐™ก๐™š๐™ง๐™ข๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ฉ ๐˜ฝ๐™–๐™ฎ ๐™ง๐™ช๐™ก๐™š๐™™ ๐™ค๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง ๐™ฉ๐™๐™ž๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ฌ๐™ฃ ๐™–๐™จ ๐™ž๐™› ๐™ž๐™ฉ ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š๐™ž๐™ง ๐™ ๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ๐™™๐™ค๐™ข. 

And Beck Clermont controlled them all. 

He was arrogant and conceited, and from the moment I met him, he had made up his mind about me.ย 

Dangerously handsome and wickedly cruel, he had no intention of letting me spend my senior year under the radar. 

The secrets of old money ran deep, and even though I barely knew them, the sins of my family had put a target on my back. 

He was a hurricane, and I was unprepared for the storm. 

His touch fatal. His impact irreparable. 

There was no negotiation. 

He stole my heart. Without warning, without permission. 

๐™ƒ๐™š ๐™ฌ๐™–๐™จ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™š ๐™š๐™ฃ๐™š๐™ข๐™ฎ, ๐™—๐™ช๐™ฉ ๐™ฉ๐™๐™–๐™ฉ ๐™™๐™ž๐™™๐™ฃโ€™๐™ฉ ๐™จ๐™ฉ๐™ค๐™ฅ ๐™ข๐™š ๐™›๐™ง๐™ค๐™ข ๐™›๐™–๐™ก๐™ก๐™ž๐™ฃ๐™œ ๐™›๐™ค๐™ง ๐™๐™๐™š ๐™๐™ค๐™ช๐™˜๐™ ๐™ค๐™› ๐™– ๐™‘๐™ž๐™ก๐™ก๐™–๐™ž๐™ฃ.

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Christie’s Review

5 STARS

All-Time Favorite Read

A Top Read of 2021

I love to find new writers that I am crazy about, and I found that in Holly Renee!!!! I was completely addicted to The Touch of a Villain from the opening scene!!!

This book was all the things I love about reading…flawed characters that I ended up loving, a great storyline, a hint of mystery, a steamy romance, and a stunning setting! 

Josie has moved to Clermont Bay not by choice but because she was forced to. She has not only just lost her beloved mother, but now she is living with the father that was always absent and cold. She is trying to make it through her senior year and leave Clermont Bay behind her. She certainly didnโ€™t see Beck coming and the chaos he would bring into her life. 

Beckโ€™s family comes from old money, hence his last name is Clermont. However, Beck isnโ€™t your normal bully and regular jerk which makes this book different from others in the genre. His mood only turns dark when he finds out that Josie is the stepsister to his once best friend and now enemy Lucas. He has been waiting to make Lucas pay for his crimes, and sweet Josie fits the bill quite nicely. 

Josie is innocent in some ways, but in other ways she isnโ€™t. She certainly doesnโ€™t back down from Beck which makes him hate her and yet makes him want her more. She tries her best to stay off of his radar and keep her distance. Her hatred for him burns just as hotly as his does for her, but he also makes her feel things she hasnโ€™t ever felt, thus drawing her even more into his orbit. There isnโ€™t anything about Josie that is malicious. Around others, Beck is sweet and caring, and I saw some glimpses of that with Josie, but his blind hatred for Lucas always resurfaces. I definitely understood why, but I wanted to just shake him. She had nothing to do with her brotherโ€™s crimes. 

The storyline and pacing was spot on. I literally forgot everything while I was reading this, even housework!!! When I finally looked up at the clock, hours had passed. It has been a while since I have done that with a book. The storyline was a bit reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet because of the two families hating one another. 

The chemistry between the two crackled! From their very first meeting, I could feel the sexual tension. Oh my gosh, I love when a writer can give me butterflies!!! Beck is the bad boy I couldnโ€™t resist, but I, like Josie, wanted to slap him many times. 

There was a hint of mystery as well because of the dark secrets everyone seems to be hiding. It seems like most people know what those secrets are except Josie, and yet she seems to be always paying the price for them, both from Beck and her own family. Oh my, what an ending! Renee really rocked me with that one. Iโ€™m not sure that Beck can redeem himself again in Josieโ€™s eyes, but Iโ€™m certainly hoping he can. 

I have to warn you, though, if you start reading this one, you wonโ€™t be doing anything else. Make sure your schedule is free for the several hours it takes you to finish.The icing on the cake is the beautiful setting of the beach. I could literally smell the salt water in the air.ย  I am waiting on pins and needles for the next book!!!!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Amazon Top 100 bestselling author of contemporary romance, Holly Renee brings readers a pinch of angst, an indulgence of heat, and the perfect amount of heart in every book.

Born and raised in East Tennessee, she is a married mom of two wild children. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, pretending to be a dragon for the hundredth time that day, being disgustingly in love with her husband, or chilling in the middle of the lake with her sunglasses and a float.

Holly is a lover of all things romance, Mexican food, Harry Potter, and yoga pants.

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The Art of Falling for You (Falling #1) by Maya Hughes Release Blitz with Review

The Art Of Falling For You (Falling #1)

By Maya Hughes

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Cover Design: Najla Qamber

Release Date: March 11, 2021



ABOUTย THE BOOK


โ€œAre you stalking me?โ€

โ€œWe live right next door to each other, New Girl.โ€

Bay Bishop aka The New Girl is my new neighbor. Glasses, stage crew black clothes and a knack for fading into the background.

Sheโ€™s probably the only one who rolls her eyes when I walk past instead of cheering on my last touchdown play. But before I can shove her into the recesses of my mind filed under โ€œNot my problemโ€ she lands herself smack dab in the middle of my dreams.

I catch her singing with a voice unlike any Iโ€™ve heard before that taps into feelings I shouldnโ€™t have for the girl who avoids me at all costs. I need to know why she hates me.

With three months until graduation, the final play is on. Only itโ€™s not for more points. Itโ€™s for Bay.

Unlike my success on the field, this win is anything but assured. But I canโ€™t stop myself from taking the risk.

Thereโ€™s no flashing scoreboard.

Thereโ€™s no cheering crowd.

Thereโ€™s only her and me.

The countdown clock is ticking. The only thing scarier about finding my first love will be losing her.

The Art of Falling for You is the first book in the new Fulton U universe sports romance, Falling trilogy.

Christie’s Review

5 STARS

The Art of Falling for You is the reason why Maya Hughes is one of my favorite writers! Itโ€™s a beautiful, emotional love story!

Bay has been The New Girl in her high school for three years. She tries her best to blend into the background until she can leave her small town behind her. Dare does anything but blend in. He is a star football player that commands attention whenever he enters a room. Neither one of them stray from their social groups until their paths intertwine, and in an instant everything will change for them.

Dare and Bay have shared some classes but never more than a few words. In fact, Bay treats him nothing like others do. She doesnโ€™t do anything to attract his attention which Dare canโ€™t understand. However, when he hears her singing in her backyard, she becomes something he canโ€™t forget. 

Before I go in depth about my feelings for these two characters, I have to say that the way this book is written is genius. It starts in the present, but then Hughes takes us back to the past to that day Dare heard Bay singing. We end back in the present with one heck of a cliffhanger! Thank you so much, Maya Hughes, for not shortening their story. Giving their early romance its own book was wonderful. I felt so connected to both of them!

So…my feelings for Dare and Bay…I loved  them. Both of them had their own opinions of each other. Bay didnโ€™t disguise her hatred toward Dare which he canโ€™t understand. Most people, especially girls, love him. Bay has a good reason to not like Dare very much. As Dare seeks her out more, she begins to trust him, and a friendship begins that turns quickly to love. However, Dare and Bay have certain issues that begin to impact their relationship. I knew my heart would be put through the wringer, and I was right. 

Book 2 cannot arrive quickly enoughโ€ฆ.that cliffhanger was brilliant. Great move, Maya Hughes!!!!

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Maya Hughes, that’s me!, can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.

I love writing stories that capture the possibilities of the paths less travelled and enjoy experiencing life through my charactersโ€™ eyes.

I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe, traveling with my family and Jeff Goldblum. 

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The Fourth Time Charm: A Friends to Lovers Romance (Fulton U) by Maya Hughes

ABOUTย THE BOOK


โ€œAre you sleeping with my daughter?โ€ 

Not the question I wanted to hear from my coach. The man holding my pro future in the palm of his hand. 

The answer: No, sir.

The real answer: Iโ€™d sure as hell like to be.

Marisaโ€™s been my best friend since third grade. And now she needs my help–and a place to stay. Senior year was supposed to be the year to keep some distance until the season finished and my draft prospects were safe. 

But resisting her is becoming impossible. Movie Thursdays under the blankets. Study sessions on my bed. Wild party nights where I kept any guy interested at bay with a single glare. 

Her dad can bench my ass for the entire season, so sheโ€™s off limits–for now. 

Sheโ€™s the only woman Iโ€™ve ever loved. And one heated night, I canโ€™t stop fighting every cell in my body and canโ€™t stop myself from sampling her sexy smile, her sweet smell, and her sultry curves. 

Weโ€™re walking a tightrope with my future on the line. Letโ€™s just make sure Coach doesnโ€™t find out…

Christie’s Review

5 STARS

A Top 10 Read of 2021

The Fourth Charm by Maya Hughes is a beautifully, written best friends to lovers romance full of emotion!!!

Marisa and LJ have been friends since they were children. Each of them have offered the other a safe place when things were tough growing up. As they grew older, that bond and friendship developed into feelings that went beyond friendship. However, those few moments when they both might have felt that spark never amounted to anything more. Their time together is rapidly ending…LJ hopefully going into professional football, and Marisa going to Europe for a once in a lifetime chance internship. I could feel their chance at romance slipping through their fingers, and I was at times screaming at my Kindle for them to โ€œwake upโ€ and see what was right in front of them!!!!

Hughes did such a great job of giving her readers their backstory. I loved the flashbacks of their childhood together. Granted, both had things happen in their childhood that completely determined their future…Marisa had a rougher go of it. Yet, they were ALWAYS there for one another. I could see that they could have such a great future together if they could let go of the past, especially Marisa. The synopsis just scratches the surface of their relationship. There are two prominent backstories that add angst to the story…LJโ€™s determination of going pro and what it would mean to his family. Marisa has a whole lot of baggage to unpack. 

I have to say LJ is one of my very favorite characters. Without spoiling things, he isnโ€™t what all the rumors swirling around campus say he is!!! He is the whole package…looks, sex appeal, and oh my goodness, his heart is made of pure gold. I just LOVED him. 

Marisa is a very complex, complicated character. I would get so MAD at her for running hot and cold with LJ, but as I got to know her, I could understand! She deserves someone who loves her, and she deserves answers from her father. 

The Fourth Charm is the first top 10 read of 2021 for me. It isnโ€™t just your normal New Adult Romance. The story itself is complex as are the characters. Itโ€™s definitely worth reading!!!!!

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Meet Maya

Maya Hughes, that’s me!, can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.

I love writing stories that capture the possibilities of the paths less travelled and enjoy experiencing life through my charactersโ€™ eyes.

I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe, traveling with my family and Jeff Goldblum. 

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