Friday, June 23, 2017

BLOG TOUR: Blackmailing the Bad Girl by Nina Croft


Cynical CEO, Nik Masterton, believes he’s finally met a woman who isn’t interested in his money…until she vanishes with a hefty amount of it. He’s been searching for her ever since and has finally found her doing a stint in Holloway prison for stealing...from someone else. Clearly, he’s just one of many. Now she’s coming out, and it’s time for a little payback.

After two years in prison, Summer Delaney is determined she’s never going back. While she had good reasons for doing what she did, it’s time to move on to a new life and earn an honest living. Unfortunately, there’s a glitch in her plan, and he’s waiting at the gate as she comes out.

Nik isn’t above using blackmail to make Summer work for him until he decides just how he’ll get his revenge. But this time they’re both determined to keep their distance. Right until the inconvenient attraction explodes between them...

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Growing up in the cold, wet, north of England, Nina Croft spent a lot of time dreaming of faraway sunnier places and ponies. When she discovered both, along with a whole load of other things, could be found between the covers of a book, her life changed forever. 

Later, she headed south, picked up the perfect husband along the way, and together they volunteered to work in Africa. There they discovered a love of exotic places and a dislike of 9-5 work. Afterward they spent a number of years travelling (whenever possible) intermingled with working (whenever necessary.) Eventually they stumbled upon a remote area in the mountains of southern Spain and the small almond farm they now call home. 

Nina spends her days reading, writing and riding her mare, Gencianna, under the blue Spanish skies—sunshine and ponies. She reckons this is proof that dreams really can come true if you want them enough.

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5 out of 5 stars

Blackmailing the Bad Girl, the second Cutting Loose romance by Nina Croft, was even better than the first book! I really loved Nik and Summer's romance! Like with any Nina Croft novel it was over the top hot, but at the same time this book wasn't just sexy times. There's some substance to the romance that develops between these two. And talking about the way that their romance develops, I love the way the relationship began with them meeting at night with him not knowing she's a thief and her not knowing that he was the CEO of the company she was trying to rob. It made the romance all the more entertaining and it also made me understand where Nik was coming from in his blackmailing of Summer. Usually I get angry at the guys in romance novels when they are being vindictive, but in Nik's case I was totally on his side. But while I was on Nik's side, I also really liked Summer's character and I understood her reasons for doing what she did as well. In the end, both characters were wronged and did bad things to get revenge and that and the way they both came to terms with their past, moved on, and fell in love is what made this book so enjoyable for me! While it doesn't seem like it at first, this book is a really wonderful second chance romance and I loved it so much. 

RELEASE DAY LAUNCH: The Knocked Up Plan by Lauren Blakely


There are three little words most guys don't want to hear on the first date. Not those...I mean these... "knock me up."

This single gal has had enough of the games, the BS and the endless chase. I know what I want most, and it's not true love. It's a bun in the oven, and I'm not afraid to hit up my sex-on-a-stick co-worker to do the job. Ryder is gorgeous, witty and charming -- and he's also a notorious commitment-phobe. That makes him the perfect candidate to make a deposit in the bank of me.

I won't fall for him, he won't fall for me, and there's no way baby will make three.



There are four words every guy wants to hear on the first date -- "your place or mine?"

When my hot-as-sin co-worker makes me a no-strings-attached offer that involves her place, my place, any place -- as well as any position -- I can't refuse. Besides, I've got my own reasons to take her up on her deal even with her one BIG condition.

There's no way I'll want more from one woman than any position, any where, any night? Except . . . what if I do?

Be prepared to swoon and fan yourself from the heat! This full-length standalone contains lots of hot baby-making s-e-x, happy tears, playful jokes and a hot, swoon worthy hero you will fall madly in love with. One-click now for pure reading enjoyment! 

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Yanking open the door, I head inside. I stride to the small cafe where Ryder said he’d wait for me.

My chest falls. The man is known for punctuality. I scan the white bakery case and the five round iron tables, but he’s not here. When I spin around and survey the bookshelves, my heart nearly leaps from my chest.

He’s in the . . .

Oh my fucking God, he’s waiting for me in the . . .

I bring my hand to my mouth, and I want to run, to leap into his arms. When he sees me, his blue eyes twinkle with mischief.

I am a teapot about to whistle. I am a dog dancing before dinnertime.

He taps the shelves and holds up a book.

A pregnancy guide.

He’s ten feet from me. But I sprint anyway, and I grin like a fool. I stop two inches from him and clamp my hands on his broad shoulders. “Is that a yes?”


I tackle-hug him before he can say anything more. I knock the breath from him in an oomph as I rope my arms around his neck and crash into him.

“But I have one condition,” he says, embracing me back.

I’m crying tears of happiness, so I don’t care. “Anything. Name it.”

“You better hear it before you agree.”

The moment screeches to a halt. He’s going to want visitation rights. He’ll want lots of money. He’ll want summers, or weekends, or evenings out.

I unwrap myself from the warmth of his strong chest and swallow. “What’s your condition?”

“I thought it would be best to present it in the form of a column.”

“A column?”

“Top five list and everything.”

I groan inside. He has five conditions? Maybe my mother was right. Maybe asking for baby-mix from someone you know is a big mistake. Anonymous donors request nothing but greenbacks.

I steel myself as he fishes in the back pocket of his jeans. The paper is square, folded in quarters. He hands it to me. “Open it.”

I unfold it then read the headline out loud. “‘Top Five Positions for Getting a Woman Pregnant’?”

I blink and stare at him. The cogs turn slowly in my brain. I part my lips to speak.

He raises a hand to silence me. “Hear me out. You explained how it worked. The room, the cup, the magazines, the videos. The whacking off in a fucking public place. The cost. But most of all . . . the wait. You’d have to wait for an appointment for me, for the testing, for the jerking off, then for your special date with the turkey baster.” He cups my cheek. His hand is big and warm. “What if we did it the old-fashioned way?”

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A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than eighty times, and she's sold more than 2 million books. In June she'll release THE KNOCKED UP PLAN, a standalone contemporary romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter!

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

REVIEW: Run to Ground by Katie Ruggle


He lost his mentor.
He lost his K9 partner.
He almost lost his will to live.
But when a ruthless killer targets a woman on the run, Theo and his new K9 companion will do whatever it takes to survive—and save the woman neither can live without.

Grieving the death of his partner, Theo Bosco has no room in his life for distractions. Though his instincts scream that he should avoid Juliet 'Jules' Jackson, he can't seem to stay away. It doesn't help that Theo's new K9 companion has fallen head over paws with Jules's rambunctious family.

Or that when he's with her, Theo finally knows peace.

When Jules rescued her siblings, whisking them away to the safety of the beautifully rugged Colorado Rockies, she never expected to catch the eye—or the heart—of a cop. Yet as Jules struggles to fight her growing attraction to the brooding K9 officer, another threat lurks much closer to home...

And this time, there's no escape.

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5 out of 5 stars

Last year Katie Ruggle became my favorite romantic suspense author with the publication of her Search and Rescue series and with Run to Ground, the first book in her new series it seems like she's going to be my favorite romantic suspense author this year as well because this book was amazing! This book was everything I love about romantic suspense novels. The plot was thrilling and the threat against the characters wasn't too obvious or too difficult to figure out in the end. Basically, it was the Goldilocks of mysteries. But what I loved most about this book is that on top of just being an excellent romantic suspense story it was all an extremely sweet love story. And the sweetness in this book didn't only extend to the wonderful romance, but also to the family relationship between Jules and her younger siblings as well as to the strained relationship between Theo and his K9 partner. It really rounded out this story for me. And while Gone to Deep is still my favorite of Katie Ruggle's books, this novel is definitely a very close second favorite!

REVIEW: Fighting Attraction by Sarah Castille


My sweet, sexy Penny has a dark side. Just like me.
I will have her. And then I will lose her, and suffer a lifetime of regret.

Rampage. Everyone loves him. He is Redemption’s top heavyweight fighter and the biggest gossip in the gym. But he isn’t the teddy bear everyone thinks he is. He’s hiding a dark secret-and he hates himself for it.

Twice a week, Rampage transforms into Master Jack, a notorious dom only the most hard-core submissives will play with. How can he-a Southern gentleman, bred to respect and protect women-want to dominate them?

But Penny Worthington wants him. Beneath her pearls, kitten heels, and prim British exterior beats a tortured heart…Master Jack is the only one who can set her free.

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5 out of 5 stars

Fighting Attraction is the first book I've read by Sarah Castille and it has me kicking myself for not trying out this author sooner! I loved everything about this book. The main couple, the secondary characters, the sizzling love story. All of it was absolutely amazing and I couldn't get enough of this author's writing. But what I loved most about this book was that it's about MMA fighters. It's been a really long time since I've read a book with an MMA fighter and this book has renewed my love for that type of hero because they are always so intense and that intensity always gets my blood pumping and has me on the edge of my seat dying to find out how everything is going to turn out. And that is exactly how I felt the entire time I was reading this book. On top of an intense hero, the romance in this book was off the charts hot! I knew this book was going to be steamy with it's BDSM plot, but it actually ended up being even hotter than I was already expecting it to be. The one thing I will say about this book that threw me off and still does is the fact that this book just has so many characters. It's the fourth book in a series so it's to be expected, but I found it more difficult than normal to keep all the characters straight in my head. Other than that this book was great and with it Sarah Castille has become a go-to author for me! I, of course, really recommend this romance!

REVIEW: Reckless Hearts by Heather Van Fleet


Between boot camp and two TOD’s in Iraq, my buddies Max, Gavin and me have been through some serious hell. So the last thing I ever expected was to find the biggest challenge of my life back home.

My girlfriend died. I couldn’t even attend her funeral, let alone tell her goodbye or that I’m sorry I wasn’t there like I should’ve been.

But she left me a gift. The best and scariest one I could’ve ever asked for. One I didn’t think I could handle…until the day I saw her tiny blues looking up at me in that airport. Chloe.

Now here I am, raising my baby girl—with the help of my two best friends. Things couldn’t be better. Until she walked into my life.

All I wanted was a nanny. Someone to take care of my girl when I couldn’t. What I didn’t count on was Addison, the brown-eyed temptress with a body of sin, and everything I didn’t need, but suddenly wanted.

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5 out of 5 stars

Saying that I loved this book is an understatement. It's been months since I read this book back in February and I still can't stop thinking about it. Seriously, Reckless Hearts was an absolutely flawless contemporary romance. Everything about this book absolutely worked for me. First off, Collin was a fantastic hero. Single dads in romances always get to me and Collin is by far my favorite single dad in romance. Secondly, Addison was the perfect heroine to pair up with someone like Collin. And then we have Chloe who was absolutely adorable. I always love babies in romance books because watching the adults interact with them is always entertaining and when it came to the Collin and his friends interacting with baby Chloe it was extra wonderful. The romance in this book was everything! I really enjoyed the way the relationship between Collin and Addison developed from beginning to end. Their romance was sweet with just the right amount of sexy and I couldn't get enough of them together. Overall, this book was absolutely amazing and I absolutely cannot wait for Max and Gavin's stories! In the meantime, I'm going to be rereading this book again and again. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

REVIEW: Sinful Temptaion by London Hale


She’s too sinful to resist
I escaped my hometown the second I could, only to be brought back by my late grandmother’s will. The Christian bookstore and tea shop she bequeathed to me was the perfect place to open the island’s only adult toy store. Being across the street from a church is a bonus. Even better? The new to town, hot as sin pastor I’d love nothing more than to sully. Pastor Noah may be off-limits, but that won’t stop me from tempting him.

He could lose it all if he gives in
Sin is my greatest obsession and my congregation’s biggest distraction. Harper—the owner of the aptly named adult store—is too forward, too overtly sexual for such a quiet island town, which is why I can’t keep my eyes off her. One chance encounter, one moment of surrender, and my fate is sealed. No amount of praying will absolve me of these sins.

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5 out of 5 stars

Sinful Temptation was another amazing read by the duo that makes up London Hale. I don't know how these ladies do it, but they have once again delivered a flawless steamy novella with a forbidden love storyline that had me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. The whole small town pastor and the sex shop owner getting together really worked for me. Harper was one of my favorite secondary characters in the previous book, so it brought me joy to have her find love like her friends and having it be with the pastor of the church across the street from her shop was perfect. And like always with London Hale books I loved that while this story was raunchy and taboo that there was also some emotional depth to the romance between Harper and Noah. It wasn't just sex between these two. They genuinely cared for each other and I loved that Noah was never embarrassed to be with Harper even though many of the people of his church were judgmental. That really made this book for me and like always I couldn't get enough of this book! Now to impatiently wait for the next Temperance Falls book!

REVIEW: Can't Let Go by Molly McLain


Everyone has a secret... 

Reed Fletcher has spent years perfecting his reputation as River Bend's most shameless player. Don't confuse him with a heartless asshole--he's just honest about what he wants and he'll do anything to get it. Being born under less than perfect circumstances has given him no other choice.

Everyone has a story... 

Mia Carderas has used her sweet and sexy demeanor to get everything she could possibly want out of life. Or so she lets everyone believe. When her father falls ill back home, that carefully constructed fa├žade begins to crack. The only way to keep it together is to accept help from a former friend...and more recent lover. A man who knows more than he should--a man who could ruin it all if she isn't careful.

Everyone has a weakness... 

Finding a balance between what Reed wants and what Mia needs proves harder than he expected. With every slow blink and every shared moment, he loses more of himself to her...willingly. Maybe neither of them is who they've pretended to be. But where exactly does that leave them when it all comes crashing down?

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5 out of 5 stars

Can't Let Go, the fifth novel in Molly McLain's River Bend series was another great contemporary romance by this author. It's been a while since I've ventured into the world of River Bend, so reading this book and seeing what all the previous characters were up to while also finally getting to see Reed finally get his own HEA made this book extra wonderful to read. Like I did with most of Molly's other books I laughed, I cried, and felt a multitude of other emotions while reading this book and in the end I was extremely satisfied with how this author decided to go about this love story. Reed was my least favorite character in previous books, but that also made him the character I most wanted to read about and Molly of course did not disappoint me with his story. I especially loved the heroine that he was paired with. Mia was so fierce and independent, but she also had a big heart when it came down to it and that made me love her so much! I also loved that there was history between these two and I loved the way that history both created challenges for their relationship as well as made it possible for them to finally be together. All-in-all this book was absolutely amazing and while the author made us wait forever for this book, it was definitely worth the wait!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

VIRTUAL TOUR: Three Weeks with a Princess by Vanessa Kelly


In Vanessa Kelly's captivating series, three young women are descended from royalty in the most improper way. But that doesn’t stop them from pursuing lives rich in adventure. . . 

Lia Kincaid, illegitimate daughter of the Duke of York, comes from a long line of notorious women. Raised by her grandmother, formerly mistress to the late Marquess of Lendale, she has little hope of a respectable marriage. But the new Marquess, her childhood friend, Jack Easton, would make a very desirable protector . . . if he weren't too honorable to take her to bed. 

It's bad enough being saddled with a title he never desired. Now Jack must resist the beautiful woman he desires far too much. Duty calls, and he is duty-bound to choose a wealthy bride. But then Lia makes another outrageous suggestion: asking Jack to devise some tests to find her the perfect paramour. Tests that involve flirting, kissing, and other pleasurable pursuits. Tests that, in a matter of weeks, could transform friendship into the ton s greatest scandal, igniting a passion even duty can t deny. . . 

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Vanessa Kelly is a USA Today Bestselling, award-winning author who was named by Booklist, the review journal of the American Library Association, as one of the “New Stars of Historical Romance.”  Her Regency-set historical romances have been nominated for awards in a number of contests, and her second book, Sex and The Single Earl, won the prestigious Maggie Medallion for Best Historical Romance. 

Vanessa’s previous series, The Renegade Royals, was a national bestseller. She is currently writing a spin-off series called The Improper Princesses. My Fair Princess, book 1, was named a Goodreads Romance of the Month. Vanessa also writes USA TodayBestselling books with her husband, under the pen name of V.K. Sykes. 

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5 out of 5 stars

Three Weeks with a Princess, the second Improper Princesses novel, was a another fun historical romance by Vanessa Kelly and I loved this book so much. I loved almost everything about this book especially the characters because Jack and Lia and their family and friends are really what made this book as amazing as it was. They were all so entertaining to read about because these characters especially Lia's extended family really had a habit of finding themselves in scandalous situations. But getting back to Lia and Jack they were amazing all on their own and I especially loved how their relationship developed in this book. They were both incredibly stubborn characters, but it was always obvious that they were perfect for each other whether they were ready to admit it or not. I also really enjoyed reading about all the other things going around Lia and Jack from the scandalous history between the Notorious Kincaids and Jack's family to that nasty, unfortunate situation with Sir Nathan. All of it had me on the edge of my seat from start to finish and it was topped off with a remarkably sweet HEA. Overall, this book was extremely enjoyable and I highly recommend it!

Thursday, June 15, 2017

BOOK BLAST: Somebody Like You AND Nearest Thing to Heaven by Lynnette Austin



Cash Hardeman thinks he’ll have all the time in the world to find the right woman...until he discovers he might lose the family ranch if he’s not married by his 30th birthday. So when Boston beauty Annelise blows into town on her Harley, Cash can't help wondering if she's the sexy, leather-clad answer to all his problems.

Giving her bodyguards and the paparazzi the slip, heiress Annelise Montjoy comes to Maverick Junction on a mission to help her ailing grandfather. But keeping her identity hidden in the small Texas town is harder than she expected—especially around a tempting cowboy like Cash. He’s the kind of man who makes her want to spill all her secrets. Soon Annelise starts to wonder if she’s finally found the man who can love her for herself rather than her money. But will the secrets they both keep ruin their plans to ride off into the sunset together?

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Sophie London hates Texas. The longhorns freak her out and the wide-open spaces are more unnerving than a Chicago alleyway at night. But Sophie wouldn’t miss her cousin’s wedding for the world—even if it means returning to Maverick Junction . . . and to the dangerously irresistible Ty Rawlins.

A single father of rambunctious triplet boys, Ty knows trouble when he sees it—and Sophie’s got it written all over her. Yet he’s never been able to stop thinking about her, after their one brief meeting. Maybe fate is giving him a second chance. But if Ty wants Sophie to swap her stilettos for cowgirl boots, they’ll each have to face the past—together.

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Lynnette Austin, a recovering middle school teacher, loves long rides with the top down and the music cranked up, the Gulf of Mexico when a storm is brewing, chocolate frozen custard, anything by Blake Shelton, Chris Young, and Thomas Rhett, and sitting in her local coffee shop reading and enjoying an iced coffee. She and her husband divide their time between Southwest Florida's beaches and Georgia's Blue Ridge Mountains. Having grown up in a small town, that's where her heart takes her—to those quirky small towns where everybody knows everybody...and all their business, for better or worse. Writing for Grand Central and Sourcebooks, she’s published twelve novels and is at work on a new series.

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5 out of 5 stars

Somebody Like You, the first Maverick Junction novel was a great contemporary romance. The whole rich city girl falling for the country guy is a story that I have read many times before, but Lynnette Austin took the popular trope and made it stand out from the crowd in this extremely memorable and satisfying romance. I absolutely loved this book! It was such a flawless love story and I couldn't get enough of Cash and Annie. Everything about how their romance developed was absolutely wonderful. I loved all the back and forth between these two as well as all the sweet, adorable moments. I also really loved that this book didn't turn into a marriage of convenience story given Cash's situation. While I do love that trope, I really enjoyed that that was not the case with Cash and Annie. When it came to these two finally getting together it was because they loved each other and not for any other reason and that is what really made this romance for me. Another thing that I really loved about this book was all the family drama. Some of it felt kind of like I was watching a soap opera, but it was all so entertaining. Overall, I enjoyed this book so much and with this book Lynnette Austin has become a go to author for me.


5 out of 5 stars

Nearest Thing to Heaven, the second Maverick Junction novel was even more amazing than the first book. When we first met Ty in the previous book I immediately fell in love with him because single dads are my absolute favorite type of hero in a romance novel, but that's not the only reason I absolutely loved this book. While Ty was great, I also really loved Sophie, she was quirky and so very likable. But what I loved most about this book were the triplets. Jonah, Jesse, and Josh were absolutely adorable and all the scenes in which we get to see the way Ty was with then and also the way Sophie was with with them absolutely made this book for me! Then on top of all that cuteness, the romance in this book really was on point. It made me feel all the feelings which is always the goal for me when I'm reading a romance. The only thing I didn't absolutely love about this book was the part concerning Sophie's possessive ex. I didn't really find that part necessary and the book would have been the same without those scenes, so it just didn't work for me. But other than that I loved this book! It was a phenomenal heartfelt romance and I highly recommend it!

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

TEASER REVEAL: Comeback Cowboy by Sara Richardson



As a single mother, Naomi Sullivan is used to doing things on her own. She's finally saved enough from working at the Cortez Ranch to buy a lovely home for her and her little girl. Life is going as planned. But when her high school sweetheart comes riding back to town, this self-sufficient woman feels something she hasn't felt in years: red-hot, unbridled need for the handsome cowboy who left her behind.

Lucas Cortez doesn't plan on being in town long. Yet when he sees Naomi again-the gorgeous girl he never stopped loving-he's tempted to hang up his hat and stay awhile. He's already charmed his way into her daughter's heart, but he'll need more than sweet talk and roses to convince Naomi to give them a second chance-especially when she's hiding a secret that could change their lives forever . . .


“I’m so sorry, Naomi.” For whatever reason, her heart had opened to him. Maybe only a crack, but that was all he needed. He stepped closer to her, so that her body was pressed against his. Out in the parking lot, a line of headlights moseyed out to the road, but he didn’t care. He didn’t know when he’d have this chance again. So he took her into his arms because he couldn’t wait. Couldn’t analyze. He had to see. He had to feel her. Had to know she was as desperate as he was.  

“Lucas…” she whispered, closing her eyes.  

He rested his hands on her hips, urging her closer. “I need to know you don’t hate me,” he said, drowning in the feel of her. His hands slipped down low on her back, until he had her locked in his arms. 

“I don’t hate you,” she squeaked. “God, I don’t hate you at all.”  

That was all he needed. Holding her tightly in his arms, he lowered his mouth to hers, unable to stop himself, unable to hold back anything. Her lips tasted sweet, so warm and wet. He pressed into them, drinking in the scent of her, the feel of her curves fit so tightly against his throbbing body. 

She kissed him back, sighing deeply into his mouth as though letting go of her protests and hesitations.  

His tongue sought hers, rekindling that connection they’d always had, electrifying everything else until the sparks of desire flashed all through him.  

Her soft moan purred into him as her lips clung to his, and those hands of hers, always delicate but strong, climbed their way down his chest. He’d never regretted walking away from her as much as he did now, gripped by this one small taste of how it could’ve been with her… 

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Sara Richardson grew up chasing adventure in Colorado’s rugged mountains. She’s climbed to the top of a 14,000-foot peak at midnight, swam through Class IV rapids, completed her wilderness first-aid certification, and spent seven days at a time tromping through the wilderness with a thirty-pound backpack strapped to her shoulders.

Eventually, Sara did the responsible thing and got an education in writing and journalism. After five years in the corporate writing world, she stopped ignoring the voices in her head and started writing fiction. Now, she uses her experience as a mountain adventure guide to write stories that incorporate adventure with romance. Still indulging her adventurous spirit, Sara lives and plays in Colorado with her saint of a husband and two young sons. Her first contemporary romance, No Better Man, was released by Grand Central forever 2015.

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

RELEASE DAY LAUNCH: Too Close to Call by Tessa Bailey


All-American wide receiver Kyler Tate’s life is about to change. A fairytale college career skyrocketed him to the NFL draft. Adoration and opportunity are thrown in his direction wherever he goes, thanks to being chosen in the first round by the Los Angeles Rage.

None of the accolades mean anything, though, without his high school sweetheart, Bree Justice, by his side. Four years ago, she walked away from Kyler, choosing a quiet life over the flash and notoriety his career would someday bring.

Now he’s back in their Indiana hometown, refusing to leave for Los Angeles without her. Demanding she give their life together a shot. Her heart never stopped bleeding for the love of her life, but Bree’s decision was final. Too bad their wild attraction has only been amplified by their separation, and Kyler won’t quit until Bree is wearing his ring.

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Tessa Bailey is originally from Carlsbad, California. The day after high school graduation, she packed her yearbook, ripped jeans and laptop, driving cross-country to New York City in under four days.

Her most valuable life experiences were learned thereafter while waitressing at K-Dees, a Manhattan pub owned by her uncle. Inside those four walls, she met her husband, best friend and discovered the magic of classic rock, managing to put herself through Kingsborough Community College and the English program at Pace University at the same time. Several stunted attempts to enter the work force as a journalist followed, but romance writing continued to demand her attention.

She now lives in Long Island, New York with her husband of eight years and four-year-old daughter. Although she is severely sleep-deprived, she is incredibly happy to be living her dream of writing about people falling in love.

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5 out of 5 stars

Once again Tessa Bailey has proven that she is physically incapable of writing something I will not love! Too Close to Call, a novella in my favorite Romancing the Clarkson series, was such an amazing sweet and sexy read. From the moment we met Kyler in the previous book in this series, I was already itching to read more about him, so I was happy that we got his story in this novella. The story is short and quick because it's a novella, but it is still extremely satisfying and given the background between Kyler and the heroine, Bree, you never doubt their love for each other. From the very moment Kyler first mentions Bree at the very beginning of the book I was rooting for this couple to get through their issues and finally get their HEA because I could see just how perfect they were for each other in every way. Their love story was equal part sweet and steamy and I couldn't get enough of these two. I love this book to pieces and highly recommend it!

Monday, June 12, 2017

BLOG TOUR: Falling For The Fake Fiance by Jennifer Blackwood


Jill Michaels prides herself on one thing: being independent. That is until her daughter gets into an elite school, and she needs money more than ever. It seems her fairy godmother—aka her deceased Grammy—has granted that wish in the form of one-fourth of her estate. The only catch? She must be married by her thirtieth birthday. In two months.

Aaron Collins is fresh out of the army and back in town to help his father’s failing business. When he runs into Jill at a hotel where she’s attending a single’s mixer, he makes sure she doesn’t make it past his room and into another guy’s arms. When he hears about her predicament, he has a plan: they’ll get married and keep it a secret. And maybe have a little sexy fun until he leave towns for his new job.

But letting go of the woman of his dreams may be harder than Aaron could have ever imagined.

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Jennifer Blackwood is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance. She lives in Oregon with her husband, son, and poorly behaved black lab puppy. When not chasing after her toddler, you can find her binging on episodes of Gilmore Girls and Supernatural, and locking herself in her office to write.

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4 out of 5 stars

I really liked Falling For the Fake Fiance. Jennifer Blackwood's second Snowpocalypse novel was a fun and sexy contemporary romance and exactly what I have come to expect from this author. I loved the characters a lot and I especially loved the bit of history between these two. It made the fake fiance storyline all the more interesting. Although talking about the fake fiance storyline in this book, I did find it a bit ridiculous that these two really thought they were going to be able to keep their fake marriage a secret. Other than that this romance was wonderful. Jill and Aaron were perfect together and I really loved their love story in this book. Overall, I really enjoyed this book and really wish Jennifer Blackwood would write more snowpocalypse books because these snow storms make for some really good, steamy romances and I need more!

BLOG TOUR: The Wrong Kind of Compatible by Kadie Scott


Data analyst Cassie Howard may be brilliant (and, okay, a little awkward), but she’s worked hard to get where she is. She definitely doesn’t need some sexy new analyst coming in and taking credit for her work. Or the inappropriate thoughts that keep popping out of her mouth she’d rather he not hear.

For undercover FBI agent Drew Kerrigan, computers have always made more sense than people, but he’d better develop some slick social skills in a hurry if he’s going to win over the too-tantalizing-for-his-sanity Cassie. Hacking their systems was easy. Now he’s just got to hack the one person in the company most likely to see through his ruse…

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Award-winning contemporary romance author, Kadie Scott, grew up consuming books and exploring the world through her writing. She attempted to find a practical career related to her favorite pastime by earning a degree in English Rhetoric (Technical Writing). However, she swiftly discovered that writing without imagination is not nearly as fun as writing with it.

No matter the genre, she loves to write witty, feisty heroines, sexy heroes who deserve them, and a cast of lovable characters to surround them (and maybe get their own stories). She currently resides in Austin, Texas, with her own personal hero, her husband, and their two children, who are growing up way too fast.

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4 out of 5 stars

The Wrong Kind of Compatible was a fun contemporary romance. I really enjoyed the premise of this book and the way in which the relationship between Cassie and Drew developed. They were both so awkward and adorable and I love it. The only thing that I didn't like about this book and it's why this was a 4 star read for as opposed to 5 was that all the data analyst stuff really confused me and I never 100% understood why the FBI was investigating Data Minds or what was the big problem. But other than that I loved this book! The romance was cute and heartfelt and extremely entertaining. All in all this book was a win for me and I look forward to reading more by this author in the future.

Friday, June 9, 2017

BLOG TOUR: House Rules by Cathryn Fox


The last thing I expected to fine in my dossier was sexy stockings, a plane voucher to London and an invitation to dance at a gentleman’s club. I’m a quiet museum curator for God’s sake. No way, no how am I going to slide down a pole for a bunch of over privileged, narcissistic men—until I see Sean Fraser, my childhood crush, enter the establishment. Since I’m no longer that overweight teen with braces and mousey hair, there is no way he’ll recognize me. Hmmm… Maybe I’ll give him a fake name—and a private dance. That ought to make him finally notice me, right?

What the hell is Kennedy Lane doing sliding down a pole in a private Gentlemen’s club? I’m not sure, and while I know she’s hands off, I want her. I’ve always wanted her. She might have been too young for me back in the day. Now, not so much. Hands off leads to hands on after a private dance, and while Kennedy spends the weekend pretending to be someone she isn’t, I know full well who she is. And I’m not quite ready to let her hand up her stockings when the show is over. 

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New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author, Cathryn Fox is a wife, mom, sister, daughter, and friend. She loves dogs, sunny weather, anything chocolate (she never says no to a brownie) pizza and red wine. She has two teenagers who keep her busy with their never ending activities, and a husband who is convinced he can turn her into a mixed martial arts fan. Cathryn can never find balance in her life, is always trying to find time to go to the gym, can never keep up with emails, Facebook or Twitter but loves to spend time writing page-turning books that her readers will love.

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5 out of 5 stars

I can never pass up a Cathryn Fox book and excellent sexy and short novellas like this one are the perfect example as to why. I loved this novella so much! It was everything I've come to expect from a Cathryn Fox book and then some. And what I especially loved about this book is that while it's extremely short in length it wasn't lacking in the romance and emotions. This book was just as satisfying as the longer books I have read by Cathryn Fox and I can't wait for the other books in this series because the premise was so much fun!

Thursday, June 8, 2017

RELEASE BLITZ: His Accidental Heir by Joanne Rock


The Boss’s Baby Bargain

When resort developer Cameron McNeill goes undercover to root out problems at his prized island property, his first discovery is the irresistible concierge, Maresa Delphine. Her business smarts are vital to his mission. But the struggling single mom could help with his personal mission, too: fulfilling the marriage terms of his grandfather’s will.

Maresa is overwhelmed caring for her infant niece and tending to the demands of the resort’s sexy mystery guest. When he reveals himself as the owner, she’s thrown for a loop. But when he proposes…can she resist his brand of trouble in paradise?

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Four-time RITA nominee Joanne Rock has never met a romance sub-genre she didn't like. The author of over eighty books enjoys writing a wide range of stories, most recently focusing on sexy contemporaries and small town family sagas. An optimist by nature and perpetual seeker of silver linings, Joanne finds romance fits her life outlook perfectly--love is worth fighting for. A frequent speaker at regional and national writing conferences she enjoys giving back to the writing community that nurtured and inspired her early career. She has a Masters degree in Literature from the University of Louisville but credits her fiction writing skills to her intensive study with friend and fellow author Catherine Mann. When she's not writing, Joanne enjoys travel, especially to see her favorite sports teams play with her former sports editor husband and three athletic-minded sons.

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4 out of 5 stars

His Accidental Heir was another good romance by Joanne Rock. Cameron wasn't my favorite of the McNeill brothers, but he was still a lot of fun to read about. I also really liked Maresa. She was an interesting heroine and I really loved how hard-working and dedicated to her family she was. It really made her perfect for Cameron and I really enjoyed their love story. But while I really liked this book, I did have some issues with it the biggest being that I really wished that this book had been more focused on Cameron and Maresa's marriage arrangement because that is what I was expecting from the blurb of this book. And also while this might be a spoiler for people who haven't read the previous book in this series I really wish we would have gotten a chance to meet the other McNeill brothers in this book. Other than that this was a really nice contemporary romance and I really recommend it.

BLOG TOUR: The Mistaken Billionaire by Lexxie Couper


Thomas St Clair is used to getting exactly what he wants, when he wants it. So when a mysterious woman shows up at his door with his runaway dog and her presence drives away his writer’s block, he’s willing to put up with her secrets if it means she’ll stay around.

Mila Elderkin once had a promising career in journalism, until her dreams were shattered by a rising star in the literary world. When fate lands her at that same man’s door years later, and he doesn’t recognize her, it seems she’s been offered a chance for a little fun. Mila’s not out for revenge, especially not once she starts to see the man beneath the persona. But the past has funny way of creeping into the present, and secrets don’t lie quiet forever.

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Lexxie Couper started writing when she was six and hasn’t stopped since. She’s not a deviant, but she does have a deviant’s imagination and a desire to entertain readers with her words. Add the two together and you get erotic romances that can make you laugh, cry, shake with fear or tremble with desire. Sometimes all at once.

When she’s not submerged in the worlds she creates, Lexxie’s life revolves around her family, a husband who thinks she’s insane, a indoor cat who likes to stalk shadows, and her daughters, who both utterly captured her heart and changed her life forever.

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5 out of 5 stars

I really enjoyed The Mistaken Billionaire, the second book in Lexxie Couper's Muse series. I always have mixed feeling when I read a romance where one of the main characters is lying about their identity to the other, but the author executed the plot perfectly and the fact that Mila didn't tell Thomas who she was for the majority of the book wasn't annoying or overdone because from the very beginning when it came to their relationship who Mila really was never mattered to Thomas. All he cared about was Mila and who she was as a person and how she made him better and the fact that he ultimately didn't mind not knowing her last name really sold their love for me. And that in turn really sold this book for me as a whole. Overall, this book was an almost perfect romance and I loved it so much! I really recommend it!