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

ABOUT THE BOOK


“Are you sleeping with my daughter?” 

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: I’d sure as hell like to be.

Marisa’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 she’s off limits–for now. 

She’s the only woman I’ve ever loved. And one heated night, I can’t stop fighting every cell in my body and can’t stop myself from sampling her sexy smile, her sweet smell, and her sultry curves. 

We’re walking a tightrope with my future on the line. Let’s just make sure Coach doesn’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 “wake up” 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…LJ’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 isn’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 isn’t just your normal New Adult Romance. The story itself is complex as are the characters. It’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! 🙂 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 characters’ 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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New Review: Campus King by Mickey Miller

Campus King

by Mickey Miller

About the Book

Amazon Bestselling Author Mickey Miller brings you a brand new, enemies to lovers sports romance.
Colin West: Football superstar. Campus legend. My first kiss.
My first everything, actually.
And the first man I grew to hate.
And now, my roommate for senior year of college.

When a breakup leaves me without an apartment senior year, I’m forced to look for a new housing situation.
Luckily one comes up that’s affordable, in a perfect location.
There’s just one problem: it’s in the jock house.
Yeah, there’s me, the only girl, and three guys on the football team.

The other little problem?
One of those guys is Colin West, who has transferred into Greene this year.
After our high school romance, we didn’t exactly have a happy parting of ways.
Now he wants me back, but being with a guy like him is the last thing on my mind this year. Especially on the heels of a breakup.

I never thought I’d see a man like Colin fall so hard for someone.
And I certainly never thought that someone would be me.

I’ve just got to decide if the Campus King is for real, or if he just wants what he can’t have.

Campus King is an enemies-to-lovers standalone romance with an HEA.

Christie’s Review

4 STARS

Campus King by Mickey Miller is a combination of second chance and enemies to lovers romance, and it’s a quick, sweet, and sexy read!!!!

Colin and Charlotte have a past, one Charlotte thought she left in the past until she finds out he will be one of her new roommates. She attempts to convince herself that what happened with them was her senior year in high school. She only has to get through her senior year until she graduates college and is on to better things. Too bad, Colin didn’t get that memo. He wants a future with Charlotte, and when he knows what he wants, he is all in. 

I liked both characters. Each wasn’t perfect. Both had insecurities about their future together. Charlotte is afraid he will leave without warning again, and Colin is afraid of the feelings he has for her. Yet, they are both trying; therefore, there is a bit of angst. If there wasn’t, the book wouldn’t be believable. 

Miller took his time developing their new relationship. I liked the way he emphasized the friendship they had. It really added to the romance. He also added a great cast of secondary characters. Can I just say I love the fact that Charlotte’s ex wasn’t a jerk like in other books in the genre!  I’m looking forward to the next book Miller writes! 

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Meet Mickey

Mickey Miller is a romance author from the Midwest. He’s lived many lives in his short life including Collegiate Athlete, Peace Corps Volunteer in South America, and High School Coach and Teacher. Now he writes steamy contemporary romance page turners in his unique, steamy, thoughtful style: Sometimes fantasy, sometimes real, and always hot.

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New Review: Campus Player by Jennifer Sucevic

Campus Player

by Jennifer Sucevic

About the Book:

Trust me when I say that Rowan Michaels fever is alive and well at Western University. His fanbase is legendary. 

The guy is a major player.

Both on and off the field.

Girls fall all over themselves to be with him. They fill the stands at football practice, show up at parties he’s rumored to be at, and basically stalk him around campus.

It’s a little nauseating.

Don’t these girls have any self-respect when it comes to a hot guy?

Fine…I’ll admit it, he’s good looking. If you’re into that kind of thing. Which I’m not. I’ve got school and soccer to keep me busy which is exactly why I avoid him like an unfortunate clap diagnosis.

Too bad for me that Rowan is my father’s star quarterback. He’s practically part of the family, attending Wednesday night dinners with us. To make matters worse, we’re in the same major and get stuck together in classes every semester. It’s like the universe is trying to play a cosmic joke on me. The one guy I’d like to steer clear of is the very same one I can’t seem to get away from.

But what if Rowan isn’t the manwhore I pegged him to be?

What if one little secret has the capability to change everything between us?

*This is a mature New Adult novel with strong language and sexual situations intended for readers over the age of 18*

Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Jennifer Sucevic is a brand new writer to me, and I have to say I LOVE her!!!! I completely fell in love with her story and her characters! 

Rowan and Demi have known each other for years. Her father is the coach for the football team, and Rowan is the star quarterback. However, he has been like a part of the family for years. Too bad, Demi doesn’t feel the same. She finds him arrogant and don’t even get her started on the rumors about him on campus of his skills off of the football field. Yet, there is a part of her that finds him attractive…yeah, she hates that part of her. 

“The truth is that Rowan frightens me. He makes me feel things I’m not necessarily ready for. It’s been that way from the moment I laid eyes on him.” ~Demi~

She can’t seem to get away from him on campus now that they have classes together. As she is forced to spend more time with him, she begins realizing that there is more to him than meets the eye. Could all those rumors be wrong????

Rowan has always had it bad for Demi. He has just kept it locked up deep inside his heart. He doesn’t feel like he has ever been good enough for her. 

“My past is ugly and dark. I don’t want it to ever touch Demi. She’s everything that is light and happy.Maybe that’s why I’ve always been attracted to her. She’s the opposite of everything I grew up with. She’s like the vibrant store window I had my face smashed against as a kid. Always looking in from the outside. Not quite good enough. Always dirty and hungry and left wanting.” ~Rowan~

He grew up very differently than her. He never really knew what it was to feel safe and secure within your family. Thanks to her father, Rowan was given another chance. To say his feelings for her are complicated would be an understatement. I loved Demi, but let me say the superstar was Rowan. He had it all…looks, sex appeal, and a heart any woman would be lucky to have. He adores Demi, and it shows. He truly deserved his HEA. 

I liked the slow burn between them even though it was evident from the beginning that they had tons of chemistry!!!! The author really took her time in developing the relationship between them. It was steamy but also romantic…at times, my heart just pitter pattered for Rowan. I’m so glad I got the opportunity to read Campus Player, and I can’t wait to read more from her!!!!

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Meet Jennifer Sucevic:

Jennifer is a USA Today bestselling author who has published seventeen New Adult and Mature Young Adult novels.  Her novels have been translated into both German and Dutch.  Audiobooks are also in the works.  She has a bachelor’s degree in History and a master’s degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  She spent five years working as a high school counselor before relocating with her family.  Jennifer lives in the Midwest with her husband and four children.

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New Review: Kiss to Conquer (Blairwood University #1) by Anna B. Doe

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Kiss to Conquer (Blairwood University #1)

by Anna B. Doe

About the Book:

 

The past tore them apart.

After a terrible accident took everything from Callie Stewart, enrolling at Blairwood University is supposed to be a chance at a new beginning.

Living his best life, Hayden Watson, star wide receiver for the Blairwood Ravens, is heading straight for the NFL draft and nothing is going to stand in his way.

The present brings them together.

Their paths were never supposed to cross, but when they do, all those old demons and feelings come rushing back. Hayden thinks he knows all about Callie’s life before Blairwood and he’s not ready to let go of the past, much less forgive her for what she has done three years ago.

One thing’s for sure… it’s going to take more than a kiss to conquer their broken past.




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Anna B. Doe has crafted a beautiful, emotional read with Kiss to Conquer. I was mesmerized from the very first pages! 

Callie and Hayden knew each other back in high school, but the past tore them apart before they really ever had a chance to begin anything. It ended with Callie having major regrets and Hayden hating the girl who once held his heart. 

Fast forward years later, and these two will meet again. As you can imagine, it isn’t something either expected or even want. When old feelings emerge, things get even more complicated. 

Callie has come to Blairwood University hoping to begin her life again after she was involved in a devastating accident that took everything she held dear away. She is nothing like the girl Hayden knew, not by a long shot. Loss changed her in ways he could never imagine. To be fair to him, she wasn’t the most likeable person in high school as I saw in the flashbacks to their teen years. She was pretty self-centered, selfish, and cared about the trivial things in life…popularity. I like her much better now. 

Hayden has changed as well. It was almost like they switched personalities in a sense. He is now the most popular person on campus, and she shuns all attention. Although, Hayden wasn’t as self-centered as Callie was. Much of Hayden’s attitude is because of his painful past. I could definitely understand his dislike for Callie. Because of his good heart, he is able to forgive her for her past mistakes. 

Callie doesn’t believe she deserves a good life. She can’t seem to forgive herself for her past. With Hayden back in her life, she thinks happiness might just be a possibility. 

“But over time I accepted my destiny. Accepted the life I was forced to live without people I loved the most in it. But  I never started to dream again. Until now. Hayden…he makes me want to dream again. He makes me want to have a different future. Believe I can actually deserve it.”

Both Callie and Hendrix deserve all the happiness in the world, but it will NOT be easy. It seems life just keeps throwing them curveballs. They will have to fight for their HEA, and it will take both of them to do it!!! 

This is such a beautiful, emotional romance with some twists. Through this couple, Doe showed her readers that the past doesn’t have to define you.  I couldn’t help falling in love with Hendrix and Callie!!!! 




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Anna B. Doe is a young adult and new adult contemporary romance author. She writes real-life romance that is equal parts sweet and sexy. She’s a coffee and chocolate addict. Like her characters, she loves those two things dark, sweet and with little extra spice.

When she’s not working for a living or writing her newest book you can find her reading books or binge-watching TV shows. Originally from Croatia, she is always planning her next trip because wanderlust is in her blood.

 

She is currently working on various projects. Some more secret than others.

 

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New Review: Seducing Mrs. Robinson by Rachel Van Dyken

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Seducing Mrs. Robinson, an all-new contemporary romance by #1 New York Times bestselling author Rachel Van Dyken, is LIVE , and it’s a MUST READ!!!!

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We’ve all been there, some more than others, you know what I’m talking about, where you have the hots for the new business teacher.

I was one hundred percent that guy. I shamelessly flirted with her my senior year, only earning her irritation more and more. On graduation, I stood up to her husband after he got violent, and I’ll never forget the look in her eyes when she told me it wasn’t my place.

Fast forward to my senior year of college and what do you know, the new adjunct professor is the one and only Mrs. Robinson, she’s eight years older than me and smoking hot. Did I mention divorced?

She looks at me like I’m trouble, and I’m only happy to deliver on that promise. I’m going to show her how a real man treats a woman and use every weapon in my Pleasure Pony arsenal to do it.

Go big or go home.

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Christie’s Review

4.5 STARS

Seducing Mrs. Robinson is another sweet, steamy, addictive read by the talented Rachel Van Dyken. This one is a part of her Bro Code Standalone series! If you are like me, you will fall in love with Leo and Kora. 

I’m a huge fan of Van Dyken, but she even surprised me with this one. Yes, it is an older woman/younger man romance, but she managed to make this one stand out in the genre. Reading the synopsis, I thought this one might be an easy read. However, both Leo and Kora have been through some tough times in their past. Van Dyken dealt with an emotional issue with sensitivity.  

While the book did address domestic violence, not all of it was dark. Van Dyken managed to spread some light and humor throughout the book. I loved the banter between Leo and Kora; it really added to their already electric chemistry. 

Leo and Kora were great characters, people I would want to count as my friends. Leo is confident without coming across as too arrogant. He is so much more underneath that sexy exterior…smart, kind, and patient, especially with Kora. Because of her past, Kora completely underestimated who she was. She believed the lies her husband told her. To see her come back to life with Leo and his friends’ help was something truly beautiful. No other couple is more perfect for each other than Leo and Kora.

If you are looking for a quick romance with the feels, you can’t go wrong with this one! 




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About Rachel:

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she’s not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.

She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!

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