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New Review: Hard Luck (Trophy Boyfriends #4) by Sara Ney

About the Book:

SOME GIRLS HAVE ALL THE LUCK
Unfortunately, I am not one of those girls. Not when I lost my apartment because my roommate let the lease lapse while I was traveling for work. Not when my brothers keep finding love and my mother keeps reminding me I’m still single. Not after a one-night stand during my older brother’s wedding has me waking up pregnant. 

I have to keep it a secret—from him, and my family. I sure can’t tell my brother his teammate, Mateo Jose Espinoza, is the man I slept with. Confident, funny, Mateo… 

A GUY CAN’T CATCH A BREAK
Just when I thought I’d found the girl of my dreams, she ghosts me. Worse? Her brother refuses to give me her number, and my calls to her office go straight to voicemail. I thought I was a catch; professional athlete, charming, raised with six sisters—I’m a guy who knows his way to a woman’s heart! What reason could she possibly have for avoiding me?

When I finally catch up to True Wallace, I’m going to get the answer.

My Review

~4.5 STARS~

Hard Luck is exactly why I’m in love with Sara Ney and all of her quirky characters! As always, I flew through the pages until sadly I had reached the end and I had to tell this crazy bunch good-bye again. 

I knew this was going to be a good book before I even began because of the little hint Ney gave me at the end of the previous book! True is every bit as hilarious as her two brothers, but she knows they won’t be laughing when they discover she is pregnant by none other than Matteo, her brother’s teammate. 

Ney always takes a trope and turns it on its head. As the book opens, True is already pregnant, and she is trying to figure out what she is going to do next. First, she has to find a permanent place to live and then, how to tell Matteo and her family. 

Meanwhile, Matteo is trying to figure out why True ghosted him after they shared an amazing night together, but her brother has no intention of Matteo getting anywhere near his sister. Oh boy, if he only knew!!!

I love that as usual the story is told from both characters’ POVs. It really gives you an idea of what both of them are thinking and feeling. Matteo is a sweetheart. He really wants to explore a relationship with True, if she will only give him a chance. 

Most of the book is about the two of them finding their way back to each other, and Ney includes flashbacks of that magical night together. 

I’m so glad Matteo’s family is just as crazy as True’s. It was a sweet, romantic, steamy read told in a way only Sara Ney could tell us.

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Meet Sara Ney:

Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced latte’s, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives in the Midwest, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British. 

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Wreck My Plans (North Haven University #3) by Kelsey Clayton Blog Tour with Review & Excerpt

My name is Carter Trayland,

And I really screwed up.

Wreck My Plans, an all-new standalone enemies-to-lovers romance from Kelsey Clayton is available now!

I should’ve ended things before they began.

Instead, I wound up in a twisted love triangle,

One that I never wanted to be a part of.

The wrong choice sent my life on a whirlwind.

A woman I forced myself to love is dead.

My best friend was nearly blamed for her murder.

And the one I’ve always wanted, now wants revenge.

Her favorite person is gone, and she thinks it’s my fault.

I’m not about to correct her either.

Not when the reality is so much worse.

She can’t find out the truth of what happened.

Knowing would ruin her in ways I can’t fathom.

If blaming me is her way of coping, I’ll gladly carry that burden.

Because Tyeler Morgan is the one girl I’d protect at all costs.

Wreck My Plans is a standalone and part of the North Haven University series. It deals with sensitive topics that my be triggering to some readers.

Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Wow! This series just keeps getting better! Wreck My Plans is a beautiful, emotional tale of forgiveness and redemption. 

Carter has tried to put his painful past behind him and live with a life choice that completely changed him in ways he never imagined. Tye began her life as no child should have to. Her bright spot was her best friend, Davi. She rescued her and gave her a life she could never imagine. Now, she has to endure life without her by her side…taken from her, and she blames Carter. She means to make him pay! As the title suggests, she wants to wreck his plans for a good life, but it may be Carter who wrecks hers. 

I have come to love each character Clayton creates. She introduces them to us throughout each book, but I have no idea of their real story until they get to speak in their own books. She makes each one unique in their own right, and it is the same for Carter and Tye. 

Carter always wanted Tye, but he ended up with her best friend instead. He was faithful to Davi; however, he couldn’t forget Tye. As he tried to break things off, tragedy struck, and Davi was gone. He tried to make things right, but in her grief, Tye’s budding feelings for him turned to hate. The girl is a firecracker, and some of the pranks she pulls on him are pretty funny! I have to admire Carter’s determination to tear down her walls despite all the roadblocks she puts up.

Clayton really made me feel the depth of Tye’s grief and hurt. Davi was everything to her. She isn’t sure how to keep living life without her by her side….Davi literally saved her when they were children. Clayton also illustrated through Tye that grief can blind us to the truths we don’t want to see in those we love. Imagine Tye’s surprise when she realizes the spark she felt with Carter hasn’t gone away, and he is the one person who makes her feel safe and loved. As you might guess, this causes a lot of angst and drama for both of them. 

 Clayton can always take darkness and turn it to light. The journey isn’t always easy for the characters, but man oh man, the ending is so worth it. I admired how she made Davi somewhat of a central character even though she wasn’t there. I learned as Tye did that Davi wasn’t the perfect savior she always thought she was, and Carter tried to keep that from her. 

As always, I hate to tell the characters good-bye, but let me tell you her next book promises to be just as good. It’s Easton’s turn to tell his story, and it is going to be a doozy!!!!

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Excerpt

“What the fuck is she doing here?”

I turn toward the door to see Carter, Jace, and Jace’s girlfriend standing there. The guys look just as shocked to see me as I am to see them, but the girl next to Jace is most likely picturing ways to murder me in her mind.

“You two know each other?” Amelia asks.

She grunts. “Not exactly, but I know enough of her to know she’s a fucking bitch.”

“Woah,” Kennedy steps in. “Easy, Paige.”

“Yeah, babe. Let’s calm down a little,” Jace tries, but she’s not having it.

She rips her arm out of his hold. “No! Fuck no! She tried to put you away for life, Jace. For life!”

The reminder of my best friend’s murder trial is a slap in the face, and my testimony was based off my belief that he actually did it. If I had seen the tape showing the other angle before I got on the stand, I never would have agreed to testify. The one thing I can see, though, is that Jace seems to value his life a little more than he used to, because he doesn’t try to calm his girlfriend down again.

Paige glares at me as she steps forward and into my face. “I don’t know what the fuck you’re doing here, but let me make one thing clear: if you try fucking with my friends, my family, we’re going to have serious issues.”

There is absolutely nothing that I find intimidating about this girl. To be honest, it looks like I could have the right guy punt her across a football field. But I can respect her loyalty to her friends and the courage to jump into the lion’s den to defend them.

I used to have that.

She turns around and walks back toward Jace. “Come on. We’re leaving.”

“No. Allow me.” I interrupt and my eyes find Carter’s. “Suddenly, this is the last place I want to be.”

Neither Kennedy or Amelia try to stop me as I slip out the door—not that I expected them to. They’ve been friends with them longer. Of course, Carter manages to take everything from me. He took Davi. Now he already has Kennedy and Amelia. There’s no way those two will have anything to do with me once I start doing things to get back at Carter, and nothing will stand in the way of my plans.

Nothing.

As if he has an actual death wish, the door opens and Carter comes running out, calling my name. I consider not stopping. I’m sure nothing good can come from talking to him, but my anger is enough to get me to freeze.

“Don’t leave,” he tells me. “I’m sorry for what Paige said.”

I balk. “For what Paige said? That’s what you’re sorry for?”

Running his fingers through his hair, he sighs. “Not the only thing, but it’s something I’m sorry for. Can we just go somewhere and talk?”

A bark of humorless laughter echoes out of me. “No. I don’t want to go anywhere with you. I don’t even want to fucking look at you.” My fists clench, and I can feel my nails digging into my skin as he stays quiet. “You just have the perfect life, don’t you? You’ve got your team and your friends and your family. And where’s mine? Oh. That’s right. Six feet under, right where you fucking left her.”

About Kelsey



Kelsey Clayton is an internationally selling author of Contemporary Romance novels. She lives in a small town in Delaware with her husband, two kids, and dog.

She is an avid reader of fall hard romance. She believes that books are the best escape you can find, and that if you feel a range of emotions while reading her stories – she succeeded. She loves writing and is only getting started on this life long journey.

Kelsey likes to keep things in her life simple. Her ideal night is one with sweatpants, a fluffy blanket, cheese fries, and wine. She holds her friends and family close to her heart and would do just about anything to make them happy.

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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

𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐓𝐨𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐕𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐛𝐲 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐑𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄! 𝐃𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞!

About the Book:

𝙔𝙤𝙪𝙣𝙜. 𝙒𝙚𝙖𝙡𝙩𝙝𝙮. 𝙀𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙚. 𝙍𝙪𝙩𝙝𝙡𝙚𝙨𝙨. 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙗𝙤𝙮𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝘾𝙡𝙚𝙧𝙢𝙤𝙣𝙩 𝘽𝙖𝙮 𝙧𝙪𝙡𝙚𝙙 𝙤𝙫𝙚𝙧 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙩𝙤𝙬𝙣 𝙖𝙨 𝙞𝙛 𝙞𝙩 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙞𝙧 𝙠𝙞𝙣𝙜𝙙𝙤𝙢. 

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. 

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. 

𝙃𝙚 𝙬𝙖𝙨 𝙩𝙝𝙚 𝙚𝙣𝙚𝙢𝙮, 𝙗𝙪𝙩 𝙩𝙝𝙖𝙩 𝙙𝙞𝙙𝙣’𝙩 𝙨𝙩𝙤𝙥 𝙢𝙚 𝙛𝙧𝙤𝙢 𝙛𝙖𝙡𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙏𝙝𝙚 𝙏𝙤𝙪𝙘𝙝 𝙤𝙛 𝙖 𝙑𝙞𝙡𝙡𝙖𝙞𝙣.

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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 didn’t see Beck coming and the chaos he would bring into her life. 

Beck’s family comes from old money, hence his last name is Clermont. However, Beck isn’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 isn’t. She certainly doesn’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 hasn’t ever felt, thus drawing her even more into his orbit. There isn’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 brother’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 couldn’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. I’m not sure that Beck can redeem himself again in Josie’s eyes, but I’m certainly hoping he can. 

I have to warn you, though, if you start reading this one, you won’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.  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



ABOUT THE BOOK


“Are you stalking me?”

“We live right next door to each other, New Girl.”

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

She’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 “Not my problem” she lands herself smack dab in the middle of my dreams.

I catch her singing with a voice unlike any I’ve heard before that taps into feelings I shouldn’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 it’s not for more points. It’s for Bay.

Unlike my success on the field, this win is anything but assured. But I can’t stop myself from taking the risk.

There’s no flashing scoreboard.

There’s no cheering crowd.

There’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! It’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 doesn’t do anything to attract his attention which Dare can’t understand. However, when he hears her singing in her backyard, she becomes something he can’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 didn’t disguise her hatred toward Dare which he can’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 enough….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! 🙂 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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Wreck My Plans by Kelsey Clayton Cover Reveal with Pre-Order Links

My name is Carter Trayland,

And I really screwed up.

Wreck My Plans, an all-new standalone forbidden romance from Kelsey Clayton is coming March 18th and we have the jaw-dropping cover! 

I should’ve ended things before they began.

Instead, I wound up in a twisted love triangle,

One that I never wanted to be a part of.

The wrong choice sent my life on a whirlwind.

A woman I forced myself to love is dead.

My best friend was nearly blamed for her murder.

And the one I’ve always wanted, now wants revenge.

Her favorite person is gone, and she thinks it’s my fault.

I’m not about to correct her either.

Not when the reality is so much worse.

She can’t find out the truth of what happened.

Knowing would ruin her in ways I can’t fathom.

If blaming me is her way of coping, I’ll gladly carry that burden.

Because Tyeler Morgan is the one girl I’d protect at all costs.

Wreck My Plans is a standalone and part of the North Haven University series. It deals with sensitive topics that my be triggering to some readers.

Pre-order your copy today! 

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About Kelsey

Kelsey Clayton is an internationally selling author of Contemporary Romance novels. She lives in a small town in Delaware with her husband, two kids, and dog.

She is an avid reader of fall hard romance. She believes that books are the best escape you can find, and that if you feel a range of emotions while reading her stories – she succeeded. She loves writing and is only getting started on this life long journey.

Kelsey likes to keep things in her life simple. Her ideal night is one with sweatpants, a fluffy blanket, cheese fries, and wine. She holds her friends and family close to her heart and would do just about anything to make them happy.

Connect with Kelsey

Facebook: http://bit.ly/3aG4oQS

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New Review: Ruthless Empire (Royal Elite #6) by Rina Kent

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Ruthless Empire by Rina Kent is LIVE! Are you ready for Cole Nash and his damnation? #One-click today!

👑🖤𝔹𝕝𝕦𝕣𝕓👑🖤

She’s off limits. He has none.

There’s a girl.

Beautiful. Popular. Fake.

And my obsession.

My fall.

Probably my damnation.

Did that stop me? Do I care? No and no.

There’s a line between right and wrong. Moral and immoral.

And then there’s her.

I cross every limit with blood-coated fingers.

She says she hates me.

I say I hate her too as I trap her, own her.

Make her all mine.

Christie’s Review

5 STARS

No one does dark romance, chemistry, and emotion quite like Rina Kent! The series is “hands down” one of my very favorites!!!!

I knew Cole was going to be a surprise, and I was right. Kent didn’t disappoint. Behind his quiet facade is a much darker boy than I imagined, but man is he irresistible and infuriating. I could see exactly why Silver hated him. He lived to torment her, but as I read their story, I realized it wasn’t for the reasons I thought it was.

Cole and Silver are pretty perfect for one another. They were always in competition with one another. If they weren’t competing for first place, they were constantly arguing or insulting one another. Yet, their story was filled with love and emotion.

Both Cole and Silver had their issues. I won’t delve too deep into them because I will not reveal any spoilers because there are plenty of twists and surprises in store for you. I will tell you Silver puts on the mask of coldness and popularity, but it is her way of having control. As she says, “It means I get to keep all my pieces together.”

Cole likes control as well, but he expresses it in a very different way. He uses it to control other people. When these two come together, it’s like a burning inferno. They have a past, and I liked that Kent included flashbacks to really help understand their complicated relationship.

As with all her other books, there is darkness, but she always gives her characters light. Her writing is beautiful, almost poetic at times. That is what makes Rina Kent so special!!!!

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Rina Kent is an international bestselling author of everything enemies to lovers romance. 

Darkness is her playground, suspense is her best friend, and twists are her brain’s food. However, she likes to think she’s a romantic at heart in some way, so don’t kill her hopes just yet. 
Her heroes are anti-heroes and villains because she was always the weirdo who fell in love with the guys no one roots for. Her books are sprinkled with a touch of mystery, a healthy dose of angst, a pinch of violence, and lots of intense passion.
Rina spends her private days in a peaceful town in North Africa daydreaming about the next plot idea or laughing like an evil mastermind when those ideas come together.

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New Review: Leo (Preston Brothers #3) by Jay McLean

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𝗕𝗥𝗔𝗩𝗘𝗥𝗬. 𝗕𝗥𝗔𝗩𝗔𝗗𝗢. 𝗕𝗥𝗢𝗧𝗛𝗘𝗥𝗛𝗢𝗢𝗗.

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BLURB

One single summer changed them forever, and one moment of devastating silence destroyed it all. 

Growing up with six siblings, Leo Preston has always struggled to find his voice.

While his brothers are loud, greedy, and somewhat obnoxious, Leo is forever the quiet one.

The thinker. 

The listener. 

He watches his life pass by as an outsider in his own world, absent and alone. 

Lost.

Until he finds her. 

For Leo, Mia Kovács is like a prize, a gift wrapped in passion and devotion.

And she’s his—his very own secret he doesn’t have to share. 

Together, they can overcome anything…

heartache and destruction, guilt and regret. 

Mia gives Leo everything he didn’t know he needed, 

including her fragile heart. 

The only thing she doesn’t give him… 

are secrets of her own. 

Christie’s Review

5 STARS

“I used to think of you as my sunrise, but in that moment, I realized you were the sun, the stars, the moon, the sky, the ground, and everything in between.” ~Leo~

Leo is one of my top 10 reads of 2020 and an all-time favorite read!!!!

How do you review a book that is beyond words? How do you give it the accolades it so richly deserves? I’m going to do my best, and I’m sure I will fall short!

One summer changes everything for Leo and Mia. Both have their own issues, and they find in each other, someone who sees them for who they are deep down in their souls. They are really just children entering puberty. This is just the very beginning of their journey to discovering themselves as individuals and as a couple. McLean doesn’t rush that journey; that is what makes this book so incredibly special. The book takes place over many years, and I LOVED that!!!

Leo is so completely different from his brothers. While they are loud and can be obnoxious, Leo is the quiet one, always watching and listening. There are times he doesn’t know where he fits in with his family. Mia struggles with abandonment and rejection.These things will impact their future. However, when life throws them curveballs, and boy does it throw them curveballs, they always seem to find their way back to one another.

McLean is a born storyteller. All the ingredients of romance and emotion come together perfectly. She knows how to make you cry tears of sadness and tears of absolute joy. If that wasn’t enough, she threw in some twists I was NOT expecting!!! In addition, she writes so beautifully. If you look carefully, you will see the deeper parts of her writing…the symbolism she uses to tell her readers the story of these two very special characters.

Leo and Mia’s story is one that consumed me…heart and soul! It is one of those rare, rare books that you want to take your time and devour it because the only regret you will have is when you read the very last page!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Writer. Reader. Mom. Wife. Master of awkward Sarcasm. 

Jay McLean is a full-time reader, writer of New Adult and Young Adult romance, and skilled procrastinator. When she’s not doing any of those things, she can be found running after her three boys, investing way too much time on True Crime Documentaries and binge-watching reality TV.

She writes what she loves to read, which are books that can make her laugh, make her hurt and make her feel.

Jay lives in the suburbs of Melbourne, Australia, in her dream home where music is loud and laughter is louder.

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New Review: Hard Fall (Trophy Boyfriends #2) by Sara Ney

Release Date: August 18

“Hard Fall”
That’s what my mom is always saying: “The bigger you are, the harder you fall.” She’s talking about love—I’ve never been in it myself, but that doesn’t stop me from secretly matchmaking for my friends. Who would suspect me, a world class athlete, of meddling in other people’s love lives? I love Love, especially when it’s not me who’s doing the falling…

“No Thanks.”
That’s what Hollis Westbrooke said when I asked her on a date. Well, propositioned her, actually—but it was all a big joke; one she doesn’t think is funny. My stomach is in knots since I might actually like this girl so the joke is on me. Hollis’s father is my boss—and she doesn’t date players.

The bigger they are, the harder they fall—especially when biggest player is me.

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Sara Ney is the USA Today Bestselling Author of the How to Date a Douchebag series, and is best known for her sexy, laugh-out-loud New Adult romances. 

Among her favorite vices, she includes: iced lattes, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British. 

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Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Hard Fall is exactly why Sara Ney is one of my all-time favorite rom-com writers! I’m so glad she gave her readers Buzz’s story! I was in love with him in Hard Pass, and I fell even harder for him in this one!!! So, this was a perfect title for this book!

Hollis and Buzz might look like a couple who would have nothing in common. Buzz appears to have no cares in the world. He seems so relaxed about everything…nothing is too serious for him. Hollis, on the other hand, is very serious. She is the daughter of his boss, and she wants nothing to do with the family business of baseball. She has made her own way in the world, and she has every intention of continuing that journey. When she meets him, everything she thought she knew about herself and relationships will change…even if she resists at every turn. She will eventually come to realize she has more in common with Buzz than she ever imagined. 

Buzz aka Trace is the BEST!!! He is a flirt, and to be honest with you, I thought he was also a player! Holy moly, I was so wrong! That was the nicest surprise of all! Women completely underestimate him. This is a guy who works on houses, is a member of his mother’s book club,and has just about the biggest heart, who truly cares about others’ happiness. In fact, he is a bit of a matchmaker. If women aren’t completely stereotyping him, they are taking advantage of him. Even Hollis makes judgments about him. The press calls him “America’s Favorite Pastime Playboy.” Hollis wants no part of that. She has had her fill of bad men in the form of her ex and her own father. However, he isn’t going to accept that…nope…not Trace. He is an optimist, and he is going to make Hollis his. We all know what he did to Noah in the first book! 

As she gets to know him more, she realizes he isn’t at all the playboy she thought he was. 

“I was expecting a sarcastic, entitled a**h****, and now that I know for a fact he’s not, I wish I didn’t. I want to go back to the place where I put him in a box, on the shelf, to sit, stereotyped and safely away from my heart.”

Whatever this is with Trace, she begins to see life and even herself differently. She realizes there really are good guys wrapped in the most unlikeliest of packages. She discovers that she can be herself in all her quirkiness with him. 

Ney always gives her readers a fantastic secondary cast of characters…Buzz was the perfect example of this! We are able to see why he is the character he is because of his family. OMG…I loved his mother!!!! Being around them, gives our stubborn Hollis a whole new idea of family…one of love and joy. 

Ney’s awesome sense of humor always shines through in every one of her books, and it is one of the very reasons I love her writing. For instance,  Trace visualizes himself as Jake Ryan and Hollis as Molly Ringwald in the closing scene of Sixteen Candles. By the way, one of my favorite movies of all time, so I LOVED that! However, my absolute favorite is this one….a nod to Silence of the Lambs….

“I have her, I know it–and I plan to keep her, and not in an ‘I’m going to make a lamp out of your skin’ kind of way.” 

OMG, that one had me rolling!!!! If you like a writer who can make you forget about real life for a while, by giving you a book to make you laugh and swoon, that is sweet and spicy, along with great characters, you can never go wrong with Sara Ney!!!!!

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New Review: Redemption: The Complete Series

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Redemption: The Complete Series

By Kate Benson

About the Book: 

Kate Benson’s six sinfully steamy stories of The Vault Series are finally available for the first time in one complete set!

After a humiliating breakup, Isabella Baxter’s personal life had taken one hell of a hit.

She took time to lick her wounds, knowing the last thing she needed was another complication. Focusing on her career seemed like a flawless plan, she’d just need to stay off new CEO, Adam Avery’s, radar.
Once they met, there was nowhere else she’d rather be.

Adam Avery was been his father’s best kept dirty secret for more than three decades.

When his uncle appointed him as the unlikely successor to Avery Finance, the media went into a frenzy. For an admitted recluse, it was definitely a challenge. Luckily for Adam, he’d never shied away from those before. He knew he just needed to stay focused, in control, and avoid distractions.

Unfortunately, Isabella Baxter was the one distraction he couldn’t resist.




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Finally, we have Bella and Adam’s story in one volume!!!! It’s the perfect combination of steam and romance!!!!

Bella’s personal life isn’t what she thought it would be….she has had a horrible breakup and certainly isn’t looking for another relationship. But, she hasn’t met Adam Avery yet!!!!

Adam isn’t looking for a relationship either, but he hasn’t met Avery yet. All their carefully laid plans are about to come crashing down.

Both try to fight their feelings, but they can’t. When they do give in, WOW, the fireworks! While the book is steamy, Benson never skimps on the emotions! I loved watching their walls come down and learning to trust each other. There are lots of roadblocks to their HEA, but I certainly enjoyed watching them fall for one another.

If you like steamy reads with lots of emotion and swoonworthy moments, you can’t beat this sexy series!!!!




 

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Meet the Author:

Kate Benson

Kate Benson was raised in Texas and currently resides in central Florida with her husband and their growing army of fur minions.

She learned to read at the age of four and has been hooked ever since. She credits her passion for literature to her mother, her love of story-telling to her father and her unwavering faith in happily-ever-after’s to her husband, Sean.
Some of her favorite things include rainy days, loud music, superhero movies, hot tea and of course, lazy afternoons with a great book.
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New Review: Fortuity (The Transcend Series Book 3) by Jewel E. Ann

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Fortuity, an all-new inspirational and moving standalone contemporary romance from
Wall Street Journal bestselling author Jewel E. Ann, is available now!

 

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Forty-something Gracelyn Glock is living the dream.
No husband.
No retirement plan.
And since her self-imposed man-ban—no need to shave above her knees.

After a tragic accident, Gracelyn inherits her ten-year-old nephew. She signs a lease on a San Diego beach house and learns their neighbors for the summer are a sexy anatomy professor and his young daughter.

Professor Nathaniel Hunt has spent the last decade being a single dad . . . and not having sex.

So when he discovers Gracelyn has a peculiar outdoor stripping ritual, a million inappropriate thoughts fill his responsible mind.

When kisses are stolen, man-bans are broken, and summer comes to an end, will hearts stay in one piece and hope stay alive? Or will saying goodbye destroy everything?




Danielle’s Review

5 STARS

LOVED IT!! This book had everything I needed right now – humor, sweetness and sexiness all rolled into one.
Gracelyn has struck out 3 times at love and at 41 years old, she has decided she is done with men for good. After a tragedy, she finds herself guardian to her 10-year-old nephew, Gabe, and lets that be her sole focus in life. She isn’t sure how to be a parent but she can be his friend and try to help guide him in the right direction.
Professor Nathaniel Hunt has spent the last 8 years traveling around the world with his 10-year-old daughter, Morgan, and is spending the summer at a beach house in San Diego before returning home to Wisconsin for good. He’s used to living a celibate life, focused solely on being a single parent. He never expects his life to be upended when Gracelyn and her nephew move in next door.
Sparks fly almost immediately between Gracelyn and Nathaniel but they are both determined to not act on it. However, since Morgan and Gabe have become best friends, it becomes too difficult to ignore the chemistry between them. What starts as a no-strings fling, quickly grows to something more but how will it work when Nathaniel and Morgan’s life awaits them in Wisconsin and Gracelyn and Gabe are staying in San Diego?
I loved this story!! Just as every other book of Jewel E. Ann’s, I was drawn in from the start and could not put this book down. The characters in this story are fantastic, even the 10-year-olds. I was so excited for Nathaniel to get his own story and this one did not disappoint in any way!! Even though this is book 3 in the Transcend series, it can be read as a standalone. I highly recommend this book and all of Jewel E. Ann’s other books as well!!



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“What took you two so long? Don’t worry, we saved you some cake.” Mr. Hans smiles from his recliner with Hunter on the sofa, her thumbs dancing along her phone screen. Gabe will get along well with her.

“Cake, Morgan?”

My steps falter when I hear Nate’s voice from the kitchen.

Mr. Hans winks at me. “I invited Nate for cake too.”

I nod slowly. “I see. Whose birthday is it?”

“Life is a celebration. Cake needs no excuse.”

So much for having some time to digest what Nate said to me and my flirty reaction to his kiss comment. I put on a neutral face and drag my timid ass into the kitchen.

“Cake, Gracelyn?” Nate glances up from the counter, a knife in one hand and a plate in his other hand.

“Mmm … yes, Gracelyn. You want cake.” Morgan rolls her eyes back in her head as she slowly chews a bite, standing next to Nate.

How am I supposed to look at him when I saw him barely an hour ago and he said he wanted to kiss me, and I returned the desire without the actual kiss? I guess we’re going to be two people who want to kiss but know that it will never happen.

“Thank you.” I take the cake, giving Nate a two-second glance. It’s all I can give him without completely self-combusting into a pile of ashes.

“Mr. Hans … this is so good.” Morgan traipses out of the kitchen.

“It is good. I haven’t had cake in a long time.” I slowly lick the frosting from the fork.

Nate glances at the floor, eyes narrowed, and hunches down. After a few seconds, I move around to his side of the island.

“Did you drop something?”

Hunched like a baseball catcher, gaze still to the floor, he crooks a finger at me.

I set my plate on the counter. “Did you lose a contact lens?” I squat next to him behind the counter.

He lifts his gaze to meet my squinted eyes. The corner of his mouth bends just as his hand slides behind my head and his lips press to mine.

What the hell?

My lungs freeze while my heart pauses and my mind explodes. There’s no tongue to this kiss, just hungry lips. It knocks me off balance, and I fall to my knees, resting my hands on his shoulders.

Nate pulls back half an inch, letting his lips hover next to mine, the warmth of his breath covering my stunned mouth. “I’m not even sorry.” He shrugs.

My mouth opens as if it wants to speak, but I have no idea what to say.

“Dad …”

Nate bolts up, leaving me on my knees. “Yes?”

“Can Hunter use—” Morgan’s eyes narrow at me, my head barely peeking over the counter. “Gracelyn, what are you doing?”

“I’m …” I give her a tight smile.

Nate says, “Picking up a few crumbs.”

At the same time, I say, “Tying your dad’s shoe.”

His explanation is much better.

Morgan laughs. “Um … okay. You’re both acting weird.”

I climb to my feet.

“Can Hunter use what?” Nate asks.

“Your bike so we can go for a bike ride.”

“Are you going to stay around here?”

Morgan nods. “Pinky swear. We won’t go too far.”

“I’ll need to put the seat down for her.”

“Yes! Thanks, Dad. I’ll go tell her.” Morgan runs out of the kitchen.

Nate covers the cake with plastic wrap and nods to my plate with the half-eaten piece of cake. “Are you going to finish that?”

Cake. He wants to talk about the cake?

My head inches side to side.

“Too good to let it go to waste.” He picks up the plate and finishes my cake.

YOU KISSED ME!

“By the way …” His gaze remains on the plate as he scoops up the last bite. “Morgan knows I know how to tie my own shoes.”

 

About Jewel
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Jewel is a free-spirited romance junkie with a quirky sense of humor.

With 10 years of flossing lectures under her belt, she took early retirement from her dental hygiene career to stay home with her three awesome boys and manage the family business.

After her best friend of nearly 30 years suggested a few books from the Contemporary Romance genre, Jewel was hooked. Devouring two and three books a week but still craving more, she decided to practice sustainable reading, AKA writing.

When she’s not donning her cape and saving the planet one tree at a time, she enjoys yoga with friends, good food with family, rock climbing with her kids, watching How I Met Your Mother reruns, and of course…heart-wrenching, tear-jerking, panty-scorching novels.

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