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Glass Heart Savage (Glass Heart Academy Book 1) by Lindsey Iler Release/Review Blitz with Giveaway ($50 Amazon gift card and a signed paperback)

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GLASS HEART SAVAGE by Lindsey Iler is LIVE! Don’t miss this dark, bully romance set in the world of the privileged and depraved that will have you questioning everything you think you know about the boys at the top of the hill! #OneClick today!

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𝘏𝘈𝘝𝘖𝘊. 𝘋𝘌𝘊𝘌𝘐𝘛. 𝘗𝘙𝘐𝘝𝘐𝘓𝘌𝘎𝘌.

The elite come to play on the campus of Glass Heart Academy.

𝐏𝐚𝐥𝐦𝐞𝐫

My sister was their everything. I’m their nothing.

They waited three hundred and sixty-five days after her disappearance to acknowledge I’m alive.

Their wicked games should scare me.

Except they don’t know I’m not much different than her.

𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐤

Palmer Weston isn’t anything like her sister.

She’s sweet and naive. There are plenty of reasons why I should keep my distance.

Except where’s the fun in that.

I’m a boy who loves his toys and I’ve kept her on the shelf long enough.

It seems someone is determined on giving Palmer the same fate as her sister.

Problem is I’ve never been good at sharing.

{Glass Heart Savage is the first book in the Glass Heart Academy Series.}

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Christie’s Review

5 STARS

Glass Heart Savage, the first book in the Glass Heart Academy series, is a completely addictive read! I was up until the wee hours of the morning finishing it!!!

Palmer begins her senior year, just wanting to be done and out of Glass Heart Academy. It’s been a hard, hard year for her. Her sister, Reed, has been missing, along with some other girls from the academy. Reed was different. It seemed she was a part of the Glass House Boys, whereas Palmer was ignored until now. She now has their attention, and that could never be a good thing! 

The Glass House Boys are legends on campus. They come from “privilege” and are notorious for the “havoc” they create. Marek has his eyes on Palmer, even though he know he needs to keep his distance. She is off-limits, but Marek has never really lived by rules! He really is the anti-hero. I hated him at times for his cruelty toward Palmer, but I, like Palmer, couldn’t resist him either! He really does grow tremendously by the end of the book. I can’t wait to see his continued journey in book 2. 

This is definitely a dark read, but oh it was soooo good!!!! While it was dark, there were tender moments, especially the relationship between Reed and Palmer. The author combines just the right amount of sexiness, mystery, suspense, and lots of twists and turns that really kept me turning the pages. I kept telling myself “just one more chapter.” One more turned into me finishing it! And oh my gosh, what a cliffhanger! I can’t wait to get my hands on book 2 when it releases!!!!




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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Lindsey Iler has had her feet planted in the state of Michigan since she was born and she still lives there with her husband and four kids.

When she’s not writing, she’s spending time with family and friends, listening to music, and reading.

Lindsey writes mature young adult/new adult romance. She falls in love with every character that pops into her head and is notorious for writing long chapters in her notes on her iPhone.

She finds inspiration from music and the people around her.

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Charmer by Kayley Loring Review/Release Blitz

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Charmer by Kayley Loring is LIVE!! You will be enchanted by this steamy romantic comedy about Nico, a dreamy singer-songwriter who falls hard for a single mom and her young son! #OneClick today!

 

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NICO

She serves me coffee late at night when I come around to write lyrics,

but it’s not the caffeine I’ve gotten addicted to.

We’ve got the spark, but she’s the only woman in town

who seems to be immune to my charms.

When it’s time for me to leave for my cross-country tour,

I just can’t imagine not seeing her for months.

So I offer her a job on the road with me.

KAT

Everyone in LA knows that Nico Todd has a way with songs and with the ladies.

What he doesn’t know is that I would love to let him have his way with me.

But my life can only revolve around one infuriatingly cute guy—

the six-year-old that I live with.

Imagine my surprise when Nico finds out about my little boy

and tells me to bring him and my mom on the road too.

And imagine Nico’s surprise when he realizes my son

is the biggest charmer of them all.

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Danielle’s Review

4 STARS

I love rock-star romances and this one did not disappoint!
Kat found herself a single mom as a result of a one night stand. 6 years later, she has made a good life for her and her son, Tate while living with her mother. She is very devoted to her son and providing for him is her sole focus in life. Kat is working as a waitress in a local coffee shop when she recognizes a customer as an actor from one of her favorite shows as a teenager. She begins to feel a connection with him as he becomes a regular customer of hers but she is determined to not let him be anything more than a customer.

But Nico is on a mission to convince Kat to give him a chance. When he discovers Kat’s passion for photography and film-making, he hires her to do a documentary of his upcoming tour. And how can she say no if he invites her son and mother to come along as well? How long can Kat keep things platonic and professional with Nico?

I loved Nico and Kat’s story! Both are great characters and I loved watching the growing relationship between them. This story is the perfect mix of funny, sweet and sexy. The relationship that develops between Nico and Tate is heartwarming as well. This is the second book I have read by this author and I really enjoyed them both. Kayley Loring is definitely an author I will continue to read!



 

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Before writing steamy romantic comedy novels, Kayley Loring got a BFA in creative writing from a Canadian university and had a fifteen-year career as a screenwriter in Los Angeles (under a different name). She mostly wrote PG-13 family comedies that studios would pay her lots of money for and then never make into movies. In 2017 she decided to move to the Pacific Northwest and write about all the fun stuff that she wasn’t allowed to write about in those PG-13 scripts. Now she’s breathing cleaner air and writing dirtier words. It’s an adjustment she’s happily getting used to.

 

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Thick & Thin (The Chubby Girl Chronicles) by Tabatha Vargo Review Tour

Title: Thick & Thin
Series: The Chubby Girl Chronicles
Author: Tabatha Vargo
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release: January 21, 2020

Jenny Michaels
We promised to stay best friends through thick and thin, but that was before the kiss that changed it all. Before he went off to war and left me behind angry and bitter. Now he’s back, turning my world upside down, but I’m not the love-sick tomboy he left behind. And even though he always promised through thick and thin, something tells me I’m a little thicker than he had in mind. 
Joshua Black
I made promises to Jenny, but I’m not the boy I was when I left for Afghanistan. I’m broken, scarred, and not nearly good enough to hold her heart. I tried to do the right thing and stay away, but my family needs me, which means I have to go home. Jenny hates me, and maybe that’s a good thing because I only want to do right by her. That means keeping my hands off her newly rounded curves. No matter how hard that might be.



Danielle’s Review

5 STARS

LOVED!! I have followed Tabatha Vargo for quite awhile on social media but for some unknown reason, I have never read a book by her until now and I can honestly say I am a fan!!
Jenny and Josh have been the best of friends since they were little, where one went, the other wasn’t far behind. Most of their childhood memories are tied to each other. But now that it’s nearly high school graduation time, they are about to go their separate ways. Jenny noticed her feelings for Josh became something more than friendship a couple years ago but didn’t want to jeopardize what they had. She’s concerned about him enlisting in the military but knows this is what he wants to do and is prepared to fully support him and miss him every day he is away.
Josh has always loved Jenny, his best friend, but has come to realize he loves her as more than a friend. He isn’t sure about making any promises knowing that soon he will be far away from her, with him in the military and her several states away in college. Ultimately, he decides he can no longer hide his true feelings and is pleasantly surprised when his feelings are returned.
Can these two nearly lifelong friends make the transition from friendship to lovers? What happens when adult, grown-up issues interfere with their HEA?
This story was truly beautiful!! Tabatha Vargo does a wonderful job telling the story of the sweet friendship that bloomed over the years between Josh and Jenny. I was so invested in these two characters that when they hurt, I hurt with them and when they were happy, I was as well. I shared the feelings of every high and low in between that these two experienced and was sad when the story ended. As a full-figured woman myself, I can identify with some of the feelings that Jenny had about herself years after high school when her body changed and she had gained some weight. The insecurities were exactly what I myself have felt. I highly recommend this book and I will definitely be catching up on her other books!!



Tabatha is a New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author, best known for her sexy adult romance Little Black Book.
 
Tabatha writes in all genres, including adult and new adult, and isn’t afraid to venture into the dark side on occasion, as she proved with her dark, prison romance, Slammer. 
 
She’s an avid reader of all things smutty and the writer of sexy stories featuring redeemable alpha bad boys and sweet, strong women.
 
Her other loves include her children, her loving, supportive husband, anything historical, and wind chimes.
 
When she isn’t writing, she’s texting book ideas to herself.
 
Tabatha is represented by Jane Dystel of Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.
 
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Baby Mine (Hunter & Lennon: The Roommate Duet Series) by Kennedy Fox Review Blast

 

 

 
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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Brooke Cumberland & Lyra Parish are a duo of romance authors who teamed up to write under the USA Today Bestselling pseudonym, Kennedy Fox. They share a love of You’ve Got Mail and The Holiday. When they aren’t bonding over romantic comedies, they like to brainstorm new book ideas. One day, they decided to collaborate and have some fun creating new characters that’ll make you blush and your heart melt. If you enjoy romance stories with sexy, tattooed alpha males and smart, independent women, then a Kennedy Fox book is for you! 


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Kiss Me Stupid by Gia Riley Review Tour

Kiss Me, Stupid, an all-new standalone romance by Gia Riley is NOW LIVE!

 

Thirty-five thousand feet in the air, I impulsively planted my lips on a stranger.

To say it was out of character was the understatement of the century.

But I wasn’t worried.

It’s not like I’d ever see him again.

Or so I thought.

When I least expected it, there he was. And he looked so much better than I remembered.

It was only supposed to be one kiss—a drunken lip-lock to ring in a new year.

But sometimes, history repeats itself.




Danielle’s Review

4 STARS

Chandler has finally made her dream come true, dancing in a Broadway show. Now she just has to make the trip to New York even though she is a bit anxious about flying. Imagine her surprise when she gets a seat next to singer, Wirth Sutherland. She got to see him in person at one of his shows a few days ago and now she gets to share the same space for the next few hours.
Wirth moved to Nashville to make his dreams of becoming a professional singer a reality. Now that his life has crashed and burned, he has to return to his old life in New York. But now that he is sitting next to a beautiful woman on the flight back on New Year’s Eve, maybe things are starting to look up.
The attraction between Wirth and Chandler is instant and they share a kiss at midnight. Both realize it isn’t the right time to start up something new but fate may have other ideas…
I loved Wirth and Chandler!! I loved the banter between Wirth and Chandler and how he embraces her quirkiness. Very cute story! I am a huge fan of Gia Riley’s and was not disappointed in this story. The way that Gia writes a story, it sucks me in and I feel like I’m actually in the story and experiencing every high and low right along with the characters. Gia will always be an immediate one-click author for me!



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About Gia Riley

Author Gia Riley has been in love with writing romance since high school when she took her very first creative writing class. From the small but mighty state of Delaware, she’s a country girl at heart, traveling back to her roots in Pennsylvania as often as she can.

While New Adult and Contemporary romance have been her passion, she’s dabbled with more erotic plotlines lately, enjoying discovering the sexier side of love with each story she pens. After all, she’s a lover of all things romance – a firm believer that everyone deserves their

happily ever after no matter what it takes to get there.

When she’s not writing, you can find her roaming the aisles of Kirkland’s, up to her elbows in Play-doh, or trying to hunt down spoilers for her favorite reality television show.

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Tinsel (Lark Cove Series) by Devney Perry Review Blast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sofia Kendrick has always cherished her tiara. As the youngest daughter of a wealthy New York family, she’s lived the life of an American princess. But after two scandalous divorces and a breakup smear her name across the society rags, the shine from her crown has dulled. People call her superficial, even gaudy.

She’s nothing more than tinsel.

Desperate for escape and starving for peace, Sofia heads to Montana for a holiday weekend with her brother. But she doesn’t get the relaxing vacation she planned. Instead, she’s put to work in a bar alongside Dakota Magee—a man who does not want her help. A man who is set on teaching her a few lessons about real life and hard work. But Sofia has a couple of life lessons of her own to teach. Like how to fall in love.



Christie’s Review

5 +++++ STARS

All-Time Favorite Read

A Top Read of 2019

All I can say is Devney Perry has blown me away yet again. I always say, “This book is my favorite of the series.” So….I’m saying it again. Sofia and Dakota are her most complex characters so far!

Sofia really is “an enigma.” This is what Dakota says, and he is absolutely correct. When I first met her, I wasn’t impressed, much like Dakota wasn’t. However, again like Dakota, it didn’t take me long to see that there was so much more to her than her beauty and superficiality. She appears to be a spoiled, rich princess who is used to getting her own way. Despite her wealth and advantages, she really is a lonely woman who just hasn’t found her purpose in life. When she goes to Montana to find some peace, her life will change. Dakota is a man unlike any man she has ever met. Her life will also take some direction with her family’s help and Dakota’s help.

Dakota couldn’t be more different than Sofia. He didn’t grow up with the advantages that Sofia did. He has worked hard to realize his dreams, and he has a goal in mind, unlike her. Of course, he is gorgeous, but he is also very intelligent, funny, when you get to know him, tenacious, and very loyal to those he loves.

These two are complete opposites, but their pull towards one another is undeniable. What starts out as something casual soon turns into something so much more. Perry always knows how to balance steam and emotion perfectly. Their romance made me swoon, but the differences and obstacles they face in their journey to HEA are very real. Because of that, the romance is told over several months with many bumps along the way. However, they really needed to realize who they were themselves before they could be a couple. I have never seen a character grow as much as Sofia did. She was not the same woman she was at the beginning of the book. I came to love and respect her so much.

One of the things I love about Perry’s books is that I get to see characters from previous books. It’s like catching up with old friends without compromising the story of the new characters. As always, her epilogues are EPIC!!!

Perry never ceases to amaze me. She has grabs ahold of my heartstrings and makes me fall in love with her storytelling and her characters, and this book is no different. It is an all-time favorite for me and a top read of 2019! As always, I will be waiting impatiently for her next novel.



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Devney is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jamison Valley series. She lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories. Devney loves hearing from readers! Connect with her on social media.

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Jock Rule by Sara Ney (JOCK HARD #2) by Sara Ney Review Tour

 

 

 

 

 

Kip Carmichael is no pretty boy.

He’s a rough. Dirty. Giant. Hair so unruly, and a beard so thick, his friends on the team call him Sasquatch.

The first time Sasquatch lays eyes on Theodora “Teddy” Johnson across the keg at a party one night on Jock Row, she’d been relegated to the sidelines by her jock hungry “friends.”

Week-after-week, he watches beautiful but bashful Teddy getting overshadowed, and overlooked. Sasquatch finally broad shoulders his way through the crowd, offering to to be her hairy godmother. But the minute their eyes meet? He’s a goner.

Teaching her the RULES for winning a jock will be the easy part. Not falling in love with her is going to be a losing game.

 




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

A Top Read in Romantic Comedy

Sara Ney has given her readers another sweet, sexy, and funny romance!!!!

Kip and Teddy couldn’t be more opposite from one another. He tends to stand out in a crowd. He is well over 6 feet tall and his beard makes him look like Sasquatch. Teddy is a sweet girl, and she tends to not stand out like her friends whose mission in life is to snag a jock. As soon as Kip sees her, he knows she is something special and doesn’t belong at these “jock” parties. After weeks of watching her, he approaches, and he is quite surprised she isn’t intimidated by him or his size. The two strike up an unlikely friendship with him offering to be her “hairy godmother” and help her feel comfortable in her own skin. Neither one ever realize how complicated this friendship is about to become…..

Ney has a way of pulling me in heart and soul into her books. This one is no different. I was completely immersed in Kip and Teddy’s story. They were both characters that were unique and very likeable. Kip is somewhat like the beast in Beauty and the Beast. Although, he isn’t unattractive like the beast. However, it’s his demeanor that scares people off. He doesn’t have any friends except for his sister and now, Teddy. I could understand why he shunned people, and I was so glad that he knew pretty much from the beginning that Teddy was worthy of his trust.

Of course, Teddy is somewhat like Beauty even though people overlook her beauty, except Kip. He has an uncanny ability to see through people’s pretensions and see them for who they are. He instantly knows Teddy is a good person. She might seem a bit shy, but she doesn’t have a problem not letting Kip get away with his “stuff.” She is independent, smart, and she sees past all of Kip’s defensiveness, wearing down his resistance day by day, even if she doesn’t realize it.  

One of my favorite things in the book was the banter between these two. They are pretty funny together, and once the sexual tension is introduced….whoa the butterflies. Ney really knows how to use that to her advantage, and she is an expert at it. She seems to know exactly when her characters need to finally give in. That is just one of her many talents as a writer!

I have only discovered Sara Ney this year, and my only disappointment is I hadn’t discovered her sooner. Not only do I love the stories she spins and the unforgettable characters, but I really like her style of writing. She never overuses angst. In the books I have read, there really isn’t a lot of that. They are about finding your soulmate and falling in love! If you haven’t read anything by her, I highly recommend you try one of her books. If you are like me, you will find her becoming one of your very favorite authors!!!!




 

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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 latte’s, historical architecture and well-placed sarcasm. She lives colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.

She lives with her husband, children, and her ridiculously large dog.

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The Heartless Boyfriend (Bad Boyfriend Series #2) by Erika Kelly Review Tour with Excerpt

 

From award-winning author Erika Kelly comes the second standalone title in her brand new, smoking hot series about four elite athlete brothers raised in the Tetons by their eccentric, billionaire dad and uncle,The Bad Boyfriend Series! Don’t miss your chance to meet the dedicated and swoony Will Bowie in THE HEARTLESS BOYFRIEND! Grab your copy today!

 

There’s not an athlete alive who can match Will’s drive and self-discipline…until an adorable two year old and a fiery chef land on his doorstep and turn his life upside down. If he wants to keep his girls, he’s going to have to learn to lead with his heart and not his mind.

Will Bowie is supposed to be training for the Olympics, but the toddler unexpectedly dropped into his life isn’t interested in his schedules. Still, he’s pretty sure he’s got things under control…

…until a sexy chef lands on his doorstep and offers a temptation he can’t resist.

Hours after losing her restaurant, chef Delilah Lua enters a cooking competition thousands of miles away from home. Winning would resurrect the dream that’s been stolen from her. If–no, when–she wins, she’ll go back with the capital to open her own place and enough fame to do it with flair. Her roommate, though, is a delicious surprise she hadn’t anticipated…

…but she’s not sure how to have her cake and eat it, too.

Despite the undeniable sparks in the kitchen, Will’s not about to give his heart to a woman who’s leaving, and Delilah must decide if the delectable future she could cook up with Will is worth more than a childhood dream.

 




Christie’s Review

5 STARS

The Heartless Boyfriend is the perfect combination of sexy and sweet made even better by a great storyline and wonderful characters!!!!

This book is the second one in the series. Don’t worry…it can be read as a standalone. I haven’t read the first book, although, it’s now on my Kindle TBR list. I found the book easy to follow even though I didn’t have the background of the previous book.

Will and Delilah are complete opposites, yet they find themselves at a crossroads in their lives dealing with the same issue…proving themselves to their families, even if it is under different circumstances. Life has thrown them a curveball, but it will change their lives forever.

Will is an athlete just on the cusp of realizing his dream of possibly joining the Olympic team. However, when a sweet little girl, Ruby, enters his life, it could possibly change everything. Will prides himself on self-discipline. With the arrival of Ruby, that upends life as he knows it. She has no concept of training schedules. She just misses his mother. Life changes even more when Delilah enters his life. She is in town for a cooking competition. She makes him feel things he has never felt. Yet, he is ruled by his mind not his heart, but these two females may just crack his cold heart.

Delilah has always dreamed of opening her own family restaurant. Yet, those dreams are crushed when she receives a crushing food review. Her family has lost faith in her. She travels thousands of miles away to win a cooking competition. This is her only hope of getting the money she needs to return back home and open her very own restaurant. Unlike Will, she is mostly ruled by her heart. She falls in love with little Ruby instantly. As she spends more time with Will, she begins to fall for him too. Her road to success and love will be mired with many obstacles. I just kept my fingers crossed that Will would finally open his eyes!

The book is told in the third person but with a dual POV. That allowed me to see more deeply who both characters were. Both of them have always had dreams they have worked hard to achieve, but is it really for themselves or for others? Delilah wants to prove herself to her family, and Will wants to make his mother really “see him” and finally open her heart to him. As they will discover,  they each have to love themselves and not try to do things to make others love them.

As you can see, I loved the characters. Ruby completely melted my heart, and she was a driving force in the book. She had as much to do with Will’s softening heart as Delilah did. To me, she was the anchor to the story. The storyline was very well thought out as well. The romance was sort of a slow burn even though it happened over a short period of time. Not many writers could pull that off, but Kelly certainly did. This was a romance packed with emotion!!!

I am a new reader to Erika Kelly and this series, and to say that I was impressed would be an understatement!!! She definitely has a new fan in me!!!!




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As the warm water rushed over her soapy hands, Delilah thought about her immediate reaction to Will’s question about whether she’d leave if her family gave her the restaurant back, the way her heart had seized. It would mean the world to have them believe in her enough to support her franchise.  

At the same time, though, she’d had a stab of fear. She didn’t want to leave Will and his sister, the competition, and this sprawling ranch filled with ice-cold creeks and wild animals, cabins, trails, and teal-colored lakes.

These feelings for Will…she couldn’t explain it. He wasn’t her type, and yet she wanted to spend every damn minute with him. And that kiss in the hydroponic farm?

She’d never had a kiss like that. Something so electric, so erotic. It had uncorked this desperate need for more. It wasn’t just exciting to kiss in the hallway outside the tasting kitchen…it had called on something deep, primal. Him.

Mine.

She’d had this crazy feeling like, if she didn’t get closer to him, meld with him, she would combust.

Shutting off the faucet, she reached for a clean dish towel.

No question, Will was an intimidating man. His energy bristled with purpose, and he didn’t waste a single moment, word, or calorie. Everywhere he went, people stopped and watched him. It was almost comical when someone froze in the middle of licking an ice cream cone to take him in. Women eyed him with want and possession; men eyed him with awe and envy.

But nobody saw those moments when he held his sister and agonized over whether he was doing right by her. No one saw him curled up in her bed reading books, as she bounced Squawk in her lap.

And the way he looks at me? That carnal hunger—the promise of what he’d do to her body if they were alone—Glory be—it sent a direct hit to her heart, making her giddy.

She liked him, for sure. But that kiss made her realize she more than liked him.

God, she had to have him. Just had to.

 

 

 

 

 

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Six years ago Fin Bowie made a decision that cost him the love of his life. Now his ex is coming back to town for her brother’s wedding, and he can finally make things right. Except, right before the event, a text he sent goes viral. Overnight, he becomes an international meme. And it’s hard to win your woman back when the whole world’s calling you The World’s Worst Boyfriend.

The last thing on Calliope Bell’s mind is getting back with Fin. Not when her life’s just gone sideways, forcing her to spend the summer in Calamity, Wyoming. She can’t be away from the New York art world this long, so she comes up with the idea to turn the hottest pop culture event of the moment into a museum exhibition.

The two have every intention of avoiding each other–until the county judge sentences Fin to community service…helping her exploit the meme he’s trying to make go away.

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About Erika Kelly:

Award-winning author Erika Kelly has been spinning romantic tales all her life–she just didn’t know it. Raised on the classics, she didn’t discover romantic fiction until later in life. From that moment on, she’s been devouring the genre and has found her true voice as an author. Over three decades she’s written poems, screenplays, plays, short stories, and all kinds of women’s fiction novels. Married to the love of her life and raising four children, she’s lived in two countries and seven states, but give her pen and paper, a stack of good books, and a steaming mug of vanilla chai latte and she can make her home anywhere.

 

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Love Sincerely Yours by Sara Ney & Meghan Quinn Review Tour

 

 

Dear Mister…**strike out** no, too formal.

Hey there sweet cheeks *strike out* no, too forward.

 

To whom it may concern,

Full disclosure; before we move forward with this email, I would like it to be known that I have consumed an adequate amount of alcoholic beverages to intoxicate myself tonight. Three margaritas, two shots, and one beer—because it was free.

I think it’s important to be open and honest with your co-workers, don’t you?

So here I am, being honest. Drunk but honest. Or just drunk with lust? You decide.

I like you so much it’s clouding my judgment and making me do things I never would sober. Like write this letter.

I have a hopeless, foolish, schoolgirl crush on you when you are the last person on earth I should be falling for. Did you know people around the office call you a sadist? An egomaniac. An insensitive, arrogant prick. Your bark is worse then your bite, and you don’t scare me. The fact is, I’d love that bite of yours to nip at my bare skin while we’re both wearing nothing but sheets.

For once I want you to look at me as more than one of your employees.

And as long as we’re being honest, that navy blue suit you wear? With the crisp white shirt? It really makes me want to loosen your tie and show you who’s boss.

Love,

Sincerely,

Yours.



Christie’s Review

5 +++++ STARS

A Top Read of 2018

A Top Read in Romantic Comedy

Meghan Quinn and Sara Ney are two of my favorite authors, so I was incredibly excited that they were writing a book together. They surpassed all of my expectations!!!

Not only did this writing duo excite me, but I really liked the premise of the story when I read the synopsis! It was something a bit different, and I loved the secret admirer angle.

Peyton has always had a crush on her boss Rome even if he is a jerk!!! Once you begin reading, you will understand what a jerk he really was. However, Peyton has always seen underneath his tough exterior, and believe me, that is a huge accomplishment. One drunken night, she drunk emails him telling him exactly how she feels. Thankfully, she has a genius BFF who works in IT who can keep her identity secret. Of course, Rome being who he is, is infuriated…someone breaking the rules, how dare they?  Underneath that defense mechanism, he is somewhat intrigued, and a flirty friendship develops between them online. While at work, Rome becomes more curious about Peyton. She is talented, and she doesn’t back down from him around the office.

The banter between these two were hilarious, sexy, and very witty. The chemistry was sizzling, and the writers know how to build the tension between them while doing a great job of making the readers want more!!!! I knew from the beginning I would love Peyton, who couldn’t? Rome was a different story. I, like her friends, at the beginning had no clue what she saw in him. As I got to know Rome, I came to admire him. He is tenacious and has determination. He worked hard to build his company, and I came to respect that. As more of his less serious side was revealed, I then came to love him as well. Rome needed someone in his life like Peyton. She challenged him in ways he couldn’t imagine!

I have to love and admire both of these incredibly talented writers. They create fantastic stories and unforgettable characters as individual authors. But, the two of them together are simple magical!!!!!



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I open the company messenger app on my phone and scroll through the executive names, knowing full well I’m about to break a policy. It’s the company’s phone, and the company’s app, and I’m about to use it for personal use. To flirt.

With my boss.

I close my eyes, find his name—next to it is a little, green dot, which means. . .

He’s on the app.

I’ve never talked to him live before so this is a huge step, but then again, it might be more fun to get his initial reactions to my comments.

Debating it for all but two seconds, I type out a message to him, making sure I’m signed on under my LSY persona.

HandsRomingMyBody: Hey you.

My text turns into a new message on the app and I wait on bated breath to see if he will respond. Nerves prickle up my spine, my fingers feeling numb, my mind playing mutiny with my heart just as little dots appear letting me know he’s typing.

Oh God, I don’t think I’ve been more excited.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 colorfully, collects vintage books, art, loves flea markets, and fancies herself British.

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Born in New York and raised in Southern California, Meghan has grown into a sassy, peanut butter eating, blonde haired swearing, animal hoarding lady. She is known to bust out and dance if “It’s Raining Men” starts beating through the air and heaven forbid you get a margarita in her, protect your legs because they may be humped.

Once she started commuting for an hour and twenty minutes every day to work for three years, she began to have conversations play in her head, real life, deep male voices and dainty lady coos kind of conversations. Perturbed and confused, she decided to either see a therapist about the hot and steamy voices running through her head or start writing them down. She decided to go with the cheaper option and started writing… enter her first novel, Caught Looking.

Now you can find the spicy, most definitely on the border of lunacy, kind of crazy lady residing in Colorado with the love of her life and her five, furry four legged children, hiking a trail or hiding behind shelves at grocery stores, wondering what kind of lube the nervous stranger will bring home to his wife. Oh and she loves a good boob squeeze!

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Timid (Lark Cove Series) by Devney Perry Review Tour

 

Willa Doon has always been shy. Her quiet demeanor was something she’s always embraced. That is, until Jackson Page moves to town. The one man she desperately wants to take notice struggles to remember her name.

Year after year, Willa stands by, watching as the bartender slash playboy drowns his demons in beer and sex. Then one night, he shows up at her door, suddenly aware that the girl he’s seen around Lark Cove is now a beautiful woman.

Except what he doesn’t remember is that this visit isn’t his first. They spent a night together once before. A night he’s forgotten, thanks to a bottle of tequila.

A night that crushed a timid girl’s heart, and set a broken man on the path to heal them both.



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5 STARS

A Top Read of 2018

Timid is one of those books that just wraps you up and doesn’t let you go until the end, and then it doesn’t really let you go then. But, seriously…all of Devney Perry’s books do that to me!!!!

This is Willa and Jackson’s story, and what a story it is! The romance begins with Willa many years before it does for Jackson! She fell for him the instant she saw him as a teenager when he first arrived in town. Since then, she has tried to get him to notice her to no avail. Willa, being who she is, doesn’t do anything drastic in that department. She is very reserved and shy…hence the title of the book. By the end, she has grown into a more confident and self-assured woman, not a girl anymore.

Jackson has never really known a home until he came to Lark Cove. Hazel, Thea, and Charlie are his family. He is somewhat reserved himself but in a completely different way than Willa. He definitely gets attention with his good looks and his charm, but he doesn’t really allow others besides his inner circle get too close. He is completely clueless about Willa. The guy doesn’t even call her by the correct name. One night, all that changes, and he really “sees” Willa, and it’s over for him. He knows she is special, and he won’t give up until he has her. She will definitely make him work hard which I loved by the way.

As with all of Perry’s novels, it’s much more than a romance. There are twists and some angst, but they play into the plot of the book and really make the characters grow into the people I think they were created to be. She always draws me into her books and her characters. They aren’t just fictional characters; she brings them to life.. She knows how to pull at my heartstrings and can make me shed a tear of two, but it’s that emotional connection that brings me back to her time and time again!!!!



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I scooched my chair in toward the table, trying to put a little more space between Jackson and me, but he wasn’t having it.

He put both hands on the back of my chair, then leaned in close. “Hi, Willa.”

“Uh . . . hi.” I shivered at the heat from his chest on my bare shoulders.

Why was he standing so close? My parents were right there. Our table was one of four tall, square ones in the center of the room and there was plenty of space between tables.

Plenty. P-L-E-N-T-Y.

But was Jackson using any of that plentiful space?

No sirree. He stayed pressed against the back of my chair, like there were only three inches of usable space behind him, not three feet.

My skin prickled he was so close. I tried to nudge my chair forward again but it barely moved. Sweat beaded on my temples and I pulled in a shaking breath.

Jackson’s woodsy, rich scent was everywhere. It overpowered the stale beer, pizza and peanuts, and I inhaled a deep breath, unable to resist.

Sexy Hot Forest. That’s what they’d call his cologne.

Devney is the USA Today bestselling author of the Jamison Valley series. She lives in Montana with her husband and two children. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her kids. She loves reading and, after consuming hundreds of books, decided to share her own stories. Devney loves hearing from readers! Connect with her on social media.

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