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Baby Mine (Hunter & Lennon: The Roommate Duet Series) by Kennedy Fox Review Blast

23 Apr

 

 

 
I saw her first.

Blonde. Gorgeous. Feisty.

I was smitten. But it didn’t matter because she chose him and
he was my best friend and roommate. I’d never be able to compete with that, so
I pushed her away instead. It was easy when she lived hours away, and I didn’t
have to see her every day, but then she moved in with us. 

Now, I’m screwed.

To her singing in the shower every morning,
dancing in the kitchen while she makes coffee, and doing yoga in our living
room, I can’t stop thinking about her in all the wrong ways. She’s not mine and
never will be, but that doesn’t stop me from wanting to push her against a wall
and claim her mouth.

She’s constantly on me for making messes,
bringing chicks home every weekend, and being a smartass when their PDA gets on
my nerves. Considering neither of them know how I feel, it’s not fair for the
way I act toward them. I should move out so I can get over her for good;
however, the selfish part of me can’t let go. 

But then the unthinkable happens… 

When my best friend dies in a motorcycle
accident, the two of us are left to grieve our loss together. Instead of
pushing her away, I pull her closer. 

Just as we come to terms with our new reality,
she finds out she’s pregnant with his baby. 

And I’m left to make the hardest decision of my
life… 




Christie’s Review

5+++++ STARS

All-Time Favorite Read

Top 10 Read of 2019

JUST WOW!!!! Baby Mine by Kennedy Fox is a slow-burn, angsty, beautiful, and emotional love story done PERFECTLY!!!!! It’s one of my all-time favorite reads and a top 10 read of 2019 for me.

 

Lennon turned Hunter’s world upside down the moment he laid eyes on her from across a bar. It should have been the start of something wonderful, but it wasn’t. Instead, Lennon ended up with his best friend, Brandon. It was easy for him when she lived hours away, but now he has to see her every day because she is their new roommate. Poor Hunter used spite to push his feelings away. To say there is tension in the apartment would be an understatement. However, something happens that completely changes the way he treats Lennon, and it will change the course of their relationship.

 

Hunter is so complicated. I love how the writers wrote his character. Lennon sees him as a jerk who has a revolving door of women in his bedroom, yet we as readers, see exactly who he is. A man who is trying to protect his heart and be the friend he needs to be to Brandon. Part of me was so mad at him with the way he treated her, yet I could understand. Sometimes, his antics even brought a smile to my face. I couldn’t help but fall in love with him myself…especially when tragedy strikes. His true nature is then revealed. He is the biggest support for Lennon, and everything he does, he does for her. Be still my heart…..

 

Lennon was also a great character. Yeah, I think she needed to be with Hunter in the beginning, but as more was revealed in her relationship with Brandon, I also understood why she gravitated toward him. He was definitely the safer bet, but he was also a good man who adored her. She loved him with her whole heart as well. Lennon still has some maturing to do in regards to her relationship with her parents, and I am sure that will be addressed in Book 2.

 

I can’t leave this review without saying something about Brandon. As the title suggests, this is a love story about Hunter and Lennon. Thank you, Kennedy Fox, for not making Brandon an afterthought as just a part of the plot to bring  Hunter and Lennon together. He really is an integral part of this story, and you made that evident!

 

As I wrote earlier, this is a slow-burn romance. Their story wasn’t rushed, and it couldn’t be. In addition, the writers dealt with grief in such a realistic and raw way…breaking my heart in the process. However, that is when I know a writer has done their job…they make me feel the emotions. These ladies definitely did that!!! The next book is one of the most anticipated sequels I have been looking forward to in a long time!!!!




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Forgiven (Nash Brothers #2) by Carrie Aarons Blog Tour with Review

14 Apr

Today we are celebrating the release of a standalone title by Carrie Aarons. FORGIVEN is available for purchase now, and it is the second book in the Nash Brothers series! For a limited time, you can get the first book in the series, FLEETING, for 99 cents! You can follow Carrie for exclusive updates about the series.

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In a split-second, a car crash killed almost everything between them. Ten years later, can one accidental ride fix tattered spirits, uncertain futures, and broken hearts?

Lily Grantham has always done what she’s been told. The daughter of a senator, she grew up as the good girl of Fawn Hill, and carried that torch right on through to adulthood. Her only wild streak? Bowen Nash. She loved that boy since the day they laid eyes on each other, and it nearly ended them both. A decade later, and Lily still can’t move on. Even if Bowen has made it clear he doesn’t love her anymore.

Bowen Nash never wanted the life he’s trapped in. Destined for baseball fame and the love of his high-school sweetheart, that existence vanished in the flip of an old pickup. Now, he’s stuck in the town that produced his worst nightmare. Pretending to hate Lily Grantham guts him day in and day out. But to protect her from the ultimate secret, it’s necessary to break his own heart each time they pass on the street.

They’ve been fighting fate for as long as it’s been chasing them. And now, time is up.

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Christie’s Review

 5 STARS

Oh my gosh, Forgiven, grabbed me by the heart and never let me go! It is a second chance romance with angst and emotion!!!

Lily and Bowen fell hard and fast for each other when they were in high school. They believed in forever until a horrible car accident took all that away. They haven’t really spoken to one another in ten years even though they live in the same town. Yet, they have never gotten over one another or been able to move on with their lives. However, the wedding between his brother and her best friend will force these two to finally face their past and the secrets that have kept them apart. The question is will they finally have the future that was taken from them?

The writer, Carrie Aarons, did such an amazing job of illustrating how much these two loved one another. From the moment Bowen smiled at her, no other guy existed to Lily.  He also knew the first time he kissed her, he wanted to be her “only one.” He had a bit of bad boy in him, and she was the good girl who feel hard for him. Yet, they were so much more than that cliche. They were two halves of one soul. That was evident through every word in their story.

Everything about this book, from beginning to the end, was incredible. Aarons built such a great cast of characters that really moved the story along. Everything connected seamlessly, even the title. I love when I title tells you everything you need to know, and that is exactly what occurred with this book…it was about forgiveness and second chances!

I discovered the talented Carrie Aarons a couple of years ago, and I fell in love with her writing then. No matter what she writes, I know I shouldn’t plan on doing anything else until I’m done reading the last page. She hasn’t disappointed me yet, and each book she writes, gets better. If you haven’t discovered this amazing writer, you really need to download one of her books today!!!!




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Author of romance novels such as Red Card and Privileged, Carrie Aarons writes books that are just as swoon-worthy as they are sarcastic. A former journalist, she prefers the stories she dreams up, and the yoga pant dress code, much better.

When she isn’t writing, Carrie is busy binging reality TV, having a love/hate relationship with cardio, and trying not to burn dinner. She lives in the suburbs of New Jersey with her husband, daughter and dog.

 

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Island in the Sun by Janice Horton Blog Tour with Review

9 Apr

Island In The Sun

Island in the Sun

by Janice Horton 

Synopsis:

When successful jewellery designer Isla Ashton unexpectedly inherits her eccentric Aunt Kate’s Caribbean island, she is obligated to return to the place she associates with heartache and regret. To where she grew up and fell in love with her childhood friend, Leo Fernandez. Fully intent on selling the island and finally putting the past behind her, Isla is soon compelled to put together the pieces of what really happened on a fateful night ten-years before. She begins to believe that in going to prison, Leo hadn’t only been shielding her from the same fate. She also starts to suspect that her late Aunt hadn’t been entirely honest in sending her away under the guise of recriminations. Who had they both been protecting and why?




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

All-Time Favorite Read

A Top Read of 2019

Island in the Sun by Janice Horton is one of those rare gems of a book to just savor and enjoy! It’s one of those books that I read each and every word…devouring them! That’s why it is an all-time favorite read and a top read of 2019 for me!

Isla Ashton is a very successful jewellry designer in the UK. She is looking towards the future, having left her painful past on a beautiful island in the Caribbean. However, the past comes roaring back when she discovers she has inherited her aunt’s island, yes an entire island! She plans to sell and get out before confronting her past in the form of her past love, Leo. But, that is easier said than done when she finds her aunt has left her some surprises she never expected.

Both Isla and Leo are adults who have made decisions about their lives based on things that happened in their past. Neither of them are perfect by any means, especially their stubborness. That just made them more human and easier for me to connect with. As much as this book is about them and their journey to find one another again, it’s also a great deal about Kate. What a character this woman was….talk about a flawed character, she was definitely one. There were times I thought she was incredibly selfish. Yet, I somehow came to love her! She was so complicated and so human.

The book was incredibly well-written, and the writer, Janice Horton, is so talented in creating such a beautiful setting. I could see the blue seas, feel the sand between my toes, smell and feel the balmy salty breezes. It’s not very often I come across a writer that can create such a visual setting, one that I find myself completely immersed in.

Make sure to read the section about the writer herself. She is quite intriguing, and I loved how she finds the locales for her books!

This is a perfect book for the spring and summer. It has it all…great characters, a family saga full of secrets and discoveries, and a gorgeous setting. You can’t get much better than that! The epilogue also contains a surprise. So…I’m hoping there might be more to the story that will result in a future book!




 

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Janice Horton, also affectionately known as the backpacking housewife, writes contemporary romantic fiction with a dash of humour and a sense of adventure. Once her three children had grown up, Janice and her backpacking husband sold their empty nest in Scotland UK along with almost everything they owned and set off to travel the world. Since then they have been traveling full-time and have explored over 50 countries, living out of an apartment, a hut, or wherever they happen to find themselves.

Janice works as a writer wherever she is in the world. When not writing bestselling romantic adventure novels, she writes lifestyle and travel features for her website and her work has featured in national and international magazines like ‘Prima’ in the UK and ‘Friday’ in Dubai. She has also been involved in BBC Scotland’s Write Here Write Now project and has been interviewed on many podcasts and radio shows including Loose Women’s Kaye Adams’ prime time BBC Radio Scotland Show.

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Hollywood Prince (Hollywood Royalty Book 3) by Natasha Richardson Review Blitz

3 Apr

 

 

Behind the
“lights, camera, action” of Hollywood lies a world of deception,
love, and seduction.
Are you ready for Hollywood Royalty?

Carter

A blonde, a brunette, a redhead…he can have his pick
of them all on any given night and he knows it. They wait, hoping he looks up
and gives them his signature smirk, choosing them over the others because
that’s his game. 

Except now he’s signed the contract of a
lifetime, one with a pesky little clause that says his zipper must stay up and
his playboy image has got to tamp down. It’ll be fine—a piece of cake, even—he
can do this and he’s almost convinced himself of that … and then she walks in
the room 

The new PR girl whom they’ve hired to change his
image, she’s the star of all his dreams, but there’s one tiny little problem …
she can’t stand him and all of his player ways. 

He knows he only has thirty days to show her why
they call him Hollywood’s Prince. He’s up for the challenge, so game on.

 




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

A Top Read of 2019

All-Time Favorite Enemies to Lovers Read

I’m a HUGE fan of this series and Natasha Madison!!!!

This is probably one of the best enemies to lovers romances I have had the pleasure of reading, and it was a pleasure. It strikes the perfect balance of sexy and sweet!

This is the story of Carter and Erin, and to say Erin isn’t that impressed with Carter is an understatement. She is tasked with being Carter’s PR girl, and it won’t be an easy task to rebrand him. His wild reputation with the ladies is notorious!!!! If she can accomplish this, she will have the job of her dreams, and Carter may finally have the chance to prove himself as a serious actor. So, love isn’t in the cards for these two, but fate may not agree with them.

I adored Erin. She is beautiful, even if she doesn’t realize it. She is smart, driven, doesn’t give up easily, and my goodness, the girl has patience. I probably would have killed Carter! She isn’t immune to his good looks, but she also isn’t too easily swayed by him at first. When she gives her heart, she gives it completely!

Carter was one of those characters I couldn’t help but love even if he drove me nuts sometimes. He would run hot and cold. Thank goodness the book was told from dual POVs, so I came to find out why he acted the way he did. He does a great job of hiding his pain and emptiness behind his cocky attitude and good looks. So, I loved when he began showing his vulnerable side to Erin.

The storyline was great as well. Even though the two fall for each other pretty quickly, it doesn’t feel rushed. I felt like these two truly enjoyed each other’s company and came to respect each other. There are so little surprises along the way that just endeared the book even more to my heart! We also get TWO epilogues!!! This was another winner from Natasha Madison!!!!!




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Chutes and Ladder (A Silicon Valley Mystery #2) by Marc Jedel Blog Tour with Review and Giveaway

28 Mar

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Chutes and Ladder: A Silicon Valley Mystery
by Marc Jedel

Marc Jedel is hilarious! . . . I can’t stop laughing at protagonist Marty Golden, perennial and proverbial Feckless Hero. If there were ever a perfect illustration of The Fool card in Tarot, Marty is it!
~Mallory Heart’s Cozies

. . . an original take on an amateur investigation that kept making me giggle all the way to the surprising end. Great for fans of cozies looking for something different.
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The book is fast paced and full of humor. The author keeps us guessing as to what has really transpired, and it’s not until the very end that the details are revealed.
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Chutes and Ladder: A Silicon Valley Mystery
Cozy Mystery
2nd in Series
BGM Press (March 12, 2019)
Print Length: 195 pages
ASIN: B07NFDYZX8

Dead friend. Free fall. Girl Scouts. Can Uncle Marty untangle the mystery before things really get out of control?

Juggling a budding relationship, demanding job, and mischievous nieces, Marty Golden struggled to keep his head above water — even before his friend’s death. Trying his best to be a good boyfriend and fun uncle, Marty had his own ideas for the weekend until his cunning sister tricked him again.

Convinced his friend’s death was no accident, Marty tries to summon superhero powers but merely manages to bumble along as an amateur sleuth. When Marty’s cousin shows up, she wreaks havoc with his plans and pulls him into yet another mystery.

As threats blossom, Marty doubles down now that his family’s involved. Besides, it’s poor manners to let your friend’s death go unsolved.

Can Marty figure out what happened before a killer, or his imagination, gets to him?

Chutes and Ladder is the second novel in a refreshingly modern mystery series set in Silicon Valley. If you like clever humor and wacky side characters, you’ll love this twisty mystery.

 




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

OMG!!! This book is hysterical…yes, it’s a mystery, but I can’t tell you how many times I laughed out loud at Marty Golden!

Marty adores his nieces, but he doesn’t necessarily want to spend time with Skye on a camping trip. Camping and Marty don’t mix, and the other ladies who are chaperones aren’t happy to see him there either. As if things couldn’t get any worse, he discovers his friend, Larry’s, body. He doesn’t understand why Larry was even there. When the death is ruled accidental, he decides to prove them wrong! Buckle up, you are in for a great mystery with a lot of laughs!!!!

 

One of my favorite characters was Buddy, the Labrador! However, I’m pretty partial to labs. I have two yellow baby girls myself, and I could totally relate to Buddy’s antics!!!! You definitely have to have a sense of humor being a lab parent. Jedel captures that perfectly!

Marty was hysterical!!!! I loved the relationship he has with his sister! He finds himself in some hilarious situations. I couldn’t help but love him!!!!

The mystery was fantastic, but the humor was just as good. Jedel knows how to perfectly combine the two to give his readers one heck of a good read!  His amazing sense of humor is seen throughout the book, even in the very back in the “About the Author” section! Jedel is a new writer to me, but he is definitely on my list of favorite new writers!!!!




About the Author

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For most of my life, I’ve been inventing stories. Some, especially when I was young, involved my sister as the villain. As my sister’s brother for her entire life, I’m highly qualified to tell the tale of this evolving, quirky sibling relationship.

My writing skills were honed in years of marketing leadership positions in Silicon Valley. While my high tech marketing roles involved crafting plenty of fiction, we called these marketing collateral, emails and ads.

The publication of my first novel, Uncle and Ants, gave me permission to claim “author” as my job. This leads to way more interesting discussions than answering “marketing.”

My family would tell you that Marty’s character isn’t much of a stretch of the imagination for me, but I proudly resemble that remark.

Like Marty, I live in Silicon Valley and can’t believe that otherwise normal people would willingly jump out of an airplane and call it fun. Unlike Marty, I have a wonderful wife and a neurotic but sweet, small dog, who is often the first to weigh in on the humor in my writing.

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Chutes and Ladder is the side-splitting second novel in the Silicon Valley cozy mystery series. It can be read standalone as well.

If you like quirky sleuths, wacky side characters, and laugh-out-loud moments, you’ll love this offbeat whodunit.

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Car Crash (Collision Series #2) by T. Gephart Blog Tour with Review

10 Feb

Today we are celebrating the release of CAR CRASH by T. Gephart! This is a contemporary romance, standalone title that you won’t want to miss! This novel is part of T. Gephart’s Collision Series. Check out some teasers for the book below!

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Synopsis:

Kitty was not only beautiful but also incredibly intelligent—except when it came to relationships. It seemed if a guy was a loser, corrupt, deadbeat or unavailable, she was completely and utterly attracted to him. She definitely had a “type,” and all of them had been one bad decision after another.

Dallas had trouble of his own. Finding women wasn’t a problem—he could charm the pants off almost anyone—but most of those “pantless” women ended up being a few bananas short of a fruit basket. Not always the best candidates for his sex-without-strings philosophy. He was one date away from ending up a 60 Minutes special.

While both of them were at the top of their game professionally—she a high-powered executive assistant, and he one of the best tattooists in the city—their personal lives had become a dumpster fire.

No one in their right mind would have suggested they join forces to help each other wade through the crazy. Surely that was a recipe for disaster? But without reason, logic or even sanity on their side, they decided to do it anyway.

It was a hot mess primed for a head-on collision.




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

A Top Romantic Comedy of 2019

I can always count on T. Gephart to give me a book that I fall in love with. Car Crash is no different. It has everything I love in a T. Gephart novel…great characters, a great storyline, packed full of romance, spice, and humor!!!

Kitty and Dallas are those special characters full of color and life that just jump off the pages of the book. Kitty is beautiful, sassy, and intelligent. Despite those qualities, her dating life is a disaster. If a loser is anywhere in the vicinity of Kitty, she will find him. Needless to say, she has axed the idea of ever having a serious relationship.

Dallas is sexy, extremely artistic, and much more intelligent than her gives himself credit for. He loves women…all kinds of them…but with no commitment. As much as he thinks he knows  women, he really is clueless.

Dallas and Kitty did have one-night together, and it was spectacular. Somehow, they have remained friends. They come up with the bright idea to help each other out. She will help him decipher women, helping him avoid the crazies. In return, he will help her avoid the losers. What could possibly go wrong with this fail-proof plan, especially when they find it harder and harder to resist each other?

I haven’t had this much fun watching two people fall for one another in a LONG time. There are some really steamy moments as well as some very tender ones as well. They are great as friends which makes them even better as more!!!! Both of them have HUGE personalities. I loved seeing the deeper parts of their personalities which were revealed the more time they spent together.

I was in need of a book that would leave me with a big smile on my face, and T. Gephart definitely did that. I’m not surprised though. She is an incredibly talented writer who gives me an original story with characters I never forget!!!!




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T Gephart is a USA Today and International bestselling author from Melbourne, Australia.

With an approach to life that is somewhat unconventional, she prefers to fly by the seat of her pants rather than adhere to some rigid roadmap. Her lack of “plan” has resulted in a rather interesting and eclectic resume, which reads more like the fiction she writes than an actual employment history. She’d tell you all about it, but the statute of limitations hasn’t expired yet. But all those crazy twists and turns have led her to a career she loves—writing romantic comedy.

When she isn’t filling pages with sassy and sexy characters with attitude, she’s living her own reality show in the ‘burbs of Melbourne with her American husband, two teenage children, and her fur child—Woodley.

She loves adventure, to laugh, travel, and strives to live her life to the fullest.

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Interlude (An Illusion Series Novel) by D. Kelly Blog Tour with Review & Excerpt

5 Feb

We are so excited to be bringing you the release of INTERLUDE by D. Kelly. INTERLUDE is a brand new standalone contemporary romance and tells the much awaited story of Jordan Weston. Be sure to grab your copy today!

 

About INTERLUDE

Jordan Weston is good-looking, mysterious, and sexually uninhibited, but his life is more like the name of his bar―Just an Illusion. His cousins are the bad boys of Bastards and Dangerous, but their fame hasn’t made everything rainbows and sunshine for him. He’s haunted, flawed, and the sole survivor of a homicide that wiped out his immediate family.

Allie Baker, the most recent hire at the bar, can see through Jordan’s façade. She knows he’s everything she doesn’t need, but she’s beginning to crave his cocky attitude and the way he looks at her. The more she tries to stay away from him, the more she wants to get to know him.

Jordan knows falling for an employee is a bad idea, but Allie pushes buttons he never realized he had. Even though Allie desperately needs her job, she soon decides being with Jordan is more important. Will they be able to compromise, or will she let her chance at love pass her by for the sake of a paycheck?

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Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Interlude is a great addition to one of my very favorite series EVER!!!!

Kelly has always surprised me, but she completely took me by surprise with this book. I knew what was going to happen because I have read the other books, and the events occur concurrently with those, so that wasn’t the surprise. The surprise was Jordan. He was a mystery to me. I wasn’t quite sure who he was or if I was going to really like him. He was a master at the facade he created to keep others at a distance. Granted, he loved the physical contact with others, yet he couldn’t handle the emotional contact…sometimes even with family. However, Allie was able to somehow penetrate those steel walls around his heart.

Allie was the direct opposite of Jordan. She is open and sweet. Yes, Jordan is honest but not so much with his feelings, not like Allie. She is light to Jordan’s darkness, and she was just the type of girl I would want to be friends with. I couldn’t help but love her. She had the ability to change a room just by walking in…not so much with her physical beauty but the beauty she radiated from within.

The storyline itself was addictive. Once I started, I was enthralled. I looked up and didn’t realize I had been reading until late into the night. The chemistry between these two is INSANE, yet Kelly doesn’t short-change their emotional connection. There was a bit of a love triangle, but I have to say it was unlike one I have ever seen before. There is a bit of angst, and at times, I got aggravated at Jordan. I just wanted him to make a decision. On the other hand, I could understand why he behaved the way he did.

This series has been one of my favorites ever! Kelly knew how to balance steam, romance, love, family, pain, and hope seamlessly. It is a series not to be missed. She will bring out all of your emotions. You will be happy, angry, sad, and yes, happy again!!!! I was so glad to finally get Jordan’s story. I’m looking forward to getting to know more of the secondary characters in upcoming novels.




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Read an excerpt from INTERLUDE

“You’re just a big ol’ loveable ball of fur, aren’t you? Why did your daddy name you Fat Bastard? That’s just mean.”

“Because that’s what he is to most people.”

I jump and grab the cat, who isn’t pleased I disturbed his resting place. “Jesus, Jordan! You scared the crap out of me.”

He leans back against the wall, a grin kicking up at the corner of his mouth. Jordan seems tired but also quite amused. “Sorry, I didn’t expect anyone to be in my house. And I definitely didn’t expect to see my ornery cat curled up in your lap. Did you cast a spell on him?”

“He’s really that bad? I thought Sasha was exaggerating. All I did was feed him, give him water, and talk to him.”

Jordan takes a seat next to me, and I swear the temperature in here just rose about ten degrees. What is it about him that affects me like this? He’s not my type at all. Then again, my type hasn’t worked out so well for me either.

“Fat Bastard earned his name all by himself. Maybe you should have been the one to find him instead of me. I’ve never seen him take to someone like this, except with kids, but kids are pretty special in their own right, so I figured that was probably normal.”

Oh my God, he likes kids.

I’m not sure how to reply because I’m still stuck on the kid thing, but I get a reprieve when my phone rings. Jordan passes it to me and accidentally hits the speaker button.

“Hello? Allie … Christ, Allie, it’s about time! Are you finally going to talk to me?”

Shit. Evan is pissed. Jordan’s eyes cloud over like a thunderous rainstorm as he scowls at my phone.

“Evan, I can’t talk right now.”

“The hell you can’t. The gala is in three days, Allie. We’re announcing our engagement, your father is out of his mind, and he froze your trust fund. You have no money, Allie. It’s time to stop having a tantrum and come home.”

This is so embarrassing. My gaze locks on J’s, and I mouth “I’m sorry.”

“Evan, I suggest you do some damage control. Find the trollop you were fucking and announce your engagement to her instead for all I care. As I said in my letter, I’m not coming back. I’m sorry if you were planning to live off my trust fund, but if I can live without it, so can you.”

“You selfish bitch!” Evan rages.

Jordan’s eyes widen before he opens his mouth, and when he does, I’m not sure if I want to kiss him or punch him—or both.

“Babe, come back to bed. My cock misses your lips.”

“Who the hell is that?!” Evan screams.

Jordan nudges the cat to the floor and scoots closer to me. “This is the man Allie is currently fucking. Who are you?”

Evan sputters, and I can picture him losing his cool. “Allie, what is going on?”

Jordan flips me onto his lap, and I squeal in surprise. My eyes widen as he mouths “Go with it.”

What do I have to lose at this point?

Jordan leans in closer, holding the phone between us. “Come on, babe. Hang up the phone and let’s go back to bed.”

“Bed? That’s my fiancée you’re talking about. Allie Bear, tell me this is some kind of sick joke,” Evan whines.

“There’s no ring on her finger. Besides, possession is nine tenths of the law, and since her pussy was just wrapped around my dick, I’d say that makes her more mine than yours right now. Wouldn’t you?”

My cheeks flush as J runs his fingers across one with a lazy grin.

“Come on, Bear, tell him you’re just paying me back. A little quid pro quo, right?”

Jordan snickers. “You call her Bear? That’s adorable, but I think she’s more of a tigress myself. My little Allie Cat.” Jordan drops his mouth to my neck, and I can’t help the moan that escapes me. “Hear that, Evan? Doesn’t sound like anyone’s fiancée to me.” Jordan’s lips ghost over mine, and I whimper. It’s been a long time since I’ve been this attracted to someone, if ever.

“This isn’t over, Allie. Do you hear me?” Evan is probably redder than a beet, but when Jordan lowers his mouth to mine, it erases the image of Evan in my mind.

He kisses me loudly, like a man on a mission. Weaving his hands through my hair, he pulls me close. J nips my bottom lip, and I gasp in pleasure, his length growing beneath me as I press into him with a contented sigh. He turns off my phone and tosses it to the opposite side of the couch.

Jordan’s mouth closes over mine, and I fall into his kiss with all my senses. His tongue meets mine and claims it. This isn’t a sweet getting-to-know-you kiss. This is a sexual awakening I never knew I was missing, and I want more. Evan is already a distant memory as I press myself closer while losing myself in his kiss. As I tug on his hair, he growls into my mouth. I remember the freshly fucked look he had to him when we met, and I want to be the one to make him look that way. I want to be the one on my knees for him.

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About D. KELLY

Kelly, author of The Acceptance Series, The Illusion Series, and standalone companion novels Chasing Cassidy and Sharing Rylee, was born and raised in Southern California. She’s a wife, mom, dog lover, taxi, problem fixer, and extreme multi-tasker. She married her high school sweetheart and is her kids’ biggest fan.

Kelly has been writing since she was young and took joy in spinning stories to her childhood friends. Margaritas and sarcasm make her smile, she loves the beach but hates the sand, and she believes Starbucks makes any day better.

A contemporary romance writer, D. Kelly’s stories revolve around friendship and the bond it creates, strengthening the love of the people who share it.

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