Tuesday, May 7, 2024

New Release Review: The Five Year Lie by Sarina Bowen

 

The Five Year LieThe Five Year Lie by Sarina Bowen
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Sarina Bowen is one of my favorite romance authors, and I also love suspense novels, so I was so excited about The Five Year Lie! It totally delivered and was such a page-turner. The technology and cybersecurity backdrop was so interesting and I thought the twists and reveal were so well done. I enjoyed the chapters alternating between the past and present- it really upped the suspense for me and kept me on the edge of my seat. I hope Bowen writes more in this genre for sure.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

New Release Review: The Pucker Next Door by Sara Ney

 

The Pucker Next DoorThe Pucker Next Door by Sara Ney
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

4.5 stars
Author Sara Ney always makes me cackle and I adored grumpy introvert Brodie! The squirrel meet-cute was a hoot and this was such a fun read. I definitely liked Lizzy more and more as the book went on and by the epilogue I was all in for this couple. Brodie's roommates were a hoot and I hope Sully gets a book!

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Thursday, April 25, 2024

New Release Review: Burnout by Rebecca Jenshak

 

BurnoutBurnout by Rebecca Jenshak
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

When I saw the the male lead in Burnout was going to be Knox, a brother of Hendrick's from Jenshak's Tempting the Player, I was so excited! Although I don't know much about motocross, I was excited to dive in and learn. And having both main characters be athletes was fantastic- I do have some knowledge about gymnastics, so reading about Avery's sport was definitely fun. I absolutely loved the banter between grumpy Knox and sunshine Avery, and watching their slow burn romance grow was so enjoyable- I especially loved that they developed a friendship first. This was so good!


Monday, April 22, 2024

Cover Reveal: Pulse by Adriana Locke




Adriana Locke has revealed the gorgeous covers for Pulse!


Releasing: May 13, 2024

 Cover Design: Kari March Designs

Photographer: Michelle Lancaster


USA Today bestselling author Adriana Locke delivers a spicy, age gap, grumpy sunshine, workplace romance in the first book in the brand new Landry Security series. 


Troy Castelli acts like it’s my fault that we’re cooped up together in a room with one bed overlooking the ocean. I didn’t ask for a stalker to break into my house and then send me a threatening email detailing my demise. And I sure as heck didn’t request that my boss send Troy and his uber elite bodyguard skills to accompany me out of town—although I’m not mad about it. 


A paid tropical vacation with a grumpy, gray-eyed bad boy in a suit isn’t exactly a burden. 


But it is a giant test of my willpower. 


Troy’s alpha protector tendencies drive me wild. His arrogant smirk gets under my skin. But it’s his not-so-innocent touches, heated looks and touch-her-and-die vibes that are the final strike that ignite our explosive chemistry.  


The longer we’re together, the more his broody exterior slips, and I get a glimpse of the real man beneath the sculpted muscles. I’m determined not only to unearth his mysterious past but also to make him realize what we have is more than just a fling in paradise.


That is, unless my stalker gets me first.


Pre-order your copy today!


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Meet Adriana



USA Today and Amazon Charts Bestselling author, Adriana Locke, writes contemporary romances about the two things she knows best—big families and small towns. Her stories are about ordinary people finding extraordinary love with the perfect combination of heart, heat, and humor.

She loves connecting with readers, fall weather, football, reading alpha heroes, everything pumpkin, and pretending to garden.

Hailing from a tiny town in the Midwest, Adriana spends her free time with her high school sweetheart (who she married over twenty years ago) and their four sons (who truly are her best work). Her kitchen may be a perpetual disaster, and if all else fails, there is always pizza.

 

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Thursday, April 11, 2024

New Release Review: I Wish We Had Forever by Jessica Peterson

 


I Wish We Had Forever by Jessica Peterson is now live! 


A scorching hot, brother’s-best-friend, bad-boy/good-girl, fake-marriage standalone romance in the small-town Harbour Village series …


I’ve been pining for Abel Miller since we were teenagers. He’s sexy as hell, and has always played a starring role in all my fantasies. Too bad he only sees me as his best friend’s little sister.


He’s also a broody playboy who takes home a new girl every night, while I’m looking to find forever with someone. Abel and I couldn’t be more different.


But when my dad gets sick and says he just wants to see me safe, settled, and happily in love, Abel shocks me by offering to pretend to be my husband.


Now I’m living with the man of my dreams in his luxe bachelor pad as his fake wife. Plot twist: it only has one bed.


Turns out my feelings weren’t so one-sided after all. But Abel swears he’s too much of a bad boy for the type of relationship I’m looking for, and warns me not to fall in love with him.


Can I convince him he’s always been the one for me? Or am I just headed for heartbreak by wishing we had forever?


I WISH WE HAD FOREVER is book three in the standalone interconnected Harbour Village series. 



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My review: 5 stars!

Oh this was so good! Jen and Abel are just everything! I adore small town romances, and this was had so much emotion, heart, and steam too. The Harbour Village series has just been fantastic and I'm super sad to see it end, but I truly loved this series.


Meet Jessica




Jessica Peterson writes romance with heat, humor, and heart. Heroes with hot accents are her specialty. When she’s not writing, she can be found bellying up to a bar in the south’s best restaurants with her husband Ben, reading books with her adorable daughter Gracie, or snuggling up with her 70-pound lap dog, Martha.


A Carolina girl at heart, she fantasizes about splitting her time between Charleston and Asheville, but currently lives in Charlotte, NC.


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New Release Review: Nine Month Contract by Amy Daws

 

Nine Month ContractNine Month Contract by Amy Daws
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I adore author Amy Daws's brand of romantic comedy- I always literally laugh out loud when I read her books. Grumpy Wyatt and sunshine Trista were a delight, and it was fun to see characters from past novels by Daws play such a great part of the story (I'm looking at you, Everly!). So much steam and so many feels- so good!

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024

New Audiobook Release Review: Bridesmaid for Hire by Meghan Quinn


From USA Today and Amazon Charts bestselling author Meghan Quinn, comes a new rom com series. This steamy, laugh out loud, enemies-to-lovers, fake dating standalone romance is now available in all formats! Check out the excerpt below and one-click your copy today!

US: https://mybook.to/BridesmaidForHire
UK/AUS:
http://www.lnk.to/bridesmaidforhire

 

About BRIDESMAID FOR HIRE:

Sometimes the wedding of the century calls for desperate measures.

And sometimes those desperate measures are to pretend the person you hate most is actually your boyfriend.

After years of working her tail off at her event-planning business, Maggie Mitchell is ready for a vacation. With nothing on her mind but R & R, she's enjoying the warm weather of Bora Bora when in saunters Brody McFadden, her brother's best friend and also her sworn enemy. Thanks to years of tension between the two―kicked off by a make-out session at her brother's wedding that ended horribly―Maggie has sworn to stay away from the man. That is, until she finds out he's in Bora Bora for his boss's daughter's wedding, hoping to use the trip to win a real future at the company.

Maggie promised herself she wouldn't even think of work on the island, but as word spreads about the "wedding of the century" taking place in the midst of her vacation, she realizes offering her services as a bridesmaid and planner could bring her business to the next level. The only catch? She needs to pose as Brody's girlfriend to get the job…while letting him stay in her peaceful bungalow.

Tensions rise, irritation flairs, and despite years' worth of bickering behind closed doors, Maggie can't quite squash the sparks building between her and her new fake boyfriend, especially when she learns the real reason their first kiss was cut short. But as the wedding day draws closer and everything starts to go wrong, it just might be Brody who sends Maggie's business crashing down―and her heart along with it.

 

ONE-CLICK YOUR COPY TODAY!

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http://www.lnk.to/bridesmaidforhire

 

My review: 4.5 stars!

Oh how I love a vacation romance! I just finished the duet-style audiobook and I enjoyed it so much. Erin Mallon and Jason Clarke always do a spectacular job with their narration and they really brought characters Maggie and Brody to life with their performances in Bridesmaid for Hire. Author Meghan Quinn always makes me cackle with laughter and there were so many hilarious moments. Seriously, so many! I'm excited to see this book listed as #1 in the series because I definitely want to read more about this group!

 

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Jason Clarke and Erin Mallon narrate in duet this steamy, enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy. BRIDESMAID FOR HIRE is now available on Audible!

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ABOUT MEGHAN QUINN:

USA Today Bestselling Author, wife, adoptive mother, and peanut butter lover. Author of romantic comedies and contemporary romance, Meghan Quinn brings readers the perfect combination of heart, humor, and heat in every book.

Never miss another NEW RELEASE, text READ to 474747.

 

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Tuesday, March 26, 2024

New Release Review: The Trail of Lost Hearts by Tracey Garvis Graves

 

The Trail of Lost HeartsThe Trail of Lost Hearts by Tracey Garvis Graves
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This book is SPECIAL! I adore how author Tracey Garvis Graves writes- her descriptions are magnificent, her dialog feels so real, and each book she writes is so unique. Wren's story is both heart-breaking and heart-warming- I got tears in my eyes during the difficult parts and smiled with joy so much as she healed. I appreciated that our male main character, Marshall, was also going through his own difficult journey, and loved seeing Wren and Marshall help each other heal. I hated for the book to end to be honest- I would absolutely love more time with these characters. I just cannot recommend this enough- it's fantastic!

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Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Cover Reveal: The Pucker Next Door by Sara Ney

 

PUCKER NEXT DOOR

Sara Ney

Release Date: April 29

WILL BE FREE IN KINDLE UNLIMITED

When a squirrel chews its way through my bedroom wall, I do the first thing any single girl like me would do: run screaming out of the house to the neighbors, begging for help.

I should mention that the house next door is full of hockey players. And when I lock eyes on rough and rugged Brodie Stockhausen—who happens to be outside brooding on the porch—I’m not exactly impressed.

But I’m desperate, in a bathrobe, and needa bit of rescuing.

Soon I’m begging for his help with more than just squirrel duty and DIY projects. I want his attention and his touch—not just his friendship!

I want what every girl wants: him lying in his bed at night, so desperate for me that he’s willing to scale two stories to sneak into my window. Hey, a girl can dream…

But Brodie has a secret; one that leaves me wanting more every time we’re together but has him pulling away…

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Meet Sara Ney:

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

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Monday, March 18, 2024

New Release: This Much is True by Adriana Locke

 


When celebrity Laina Kelley bolted from her small hometown church on her wedding day, she ran to the first place that came to mind—to the home of the local farrier, a gorgeous playboy who just so happens to be her first love ... and biggest frenemy. 


This Much Is True by Adriana Locke is now live! 


USA Today bestselling author Adriana Locke delivers a new “sweet and spicy!” standalone romance about a runaway bride who finds herself in the arms, and horse barn, of her deliciously handsome frenemy—who just so happens to be her first love.


This isn’t your average romance. It begins with me in a wedding dress, just not at an altar …


I never expected to be a runaway bride. I also never thought I’d end up on my ex’s doorstep to flee from said wedding. Now that I’m here, it’s easy to find the key in an old boot by the door and let myself inside. It’s not breaking and entering if I have a key, right?


It’s safe to say that Luke Marshall didn’t expect to find me on his couch in my wedding dress, my veil over my face in tears. He has no choice but to listen to my panic-induced plea for salvation. It’s only a matter of time before the tabloids get wind of my disappearing act, and my life is over.


Luke takes pity on me and says I can stay… on one condition.


I can’t sing for my supper—I have to earn it. I have to work in the barn alongside him, up to my elbows in horse manure. Oh—and because there’s only one bed, I get the couch.


This works … in theory. However, when sparks start flying, and the small-town farrier asks me to stay, I’ll have to decide between my life as a pop star or a second chance with my first love.



  Download today or read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited


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My review: 5 stars!

Oh this was perfection! Sweet and sexy small town chance romance checks all my boxes and was just what I needed for a plane ride- I devoured it in one sitting.


Meet Adriana



USA Today and Amazon Charts Bestselling author Adriana Locke writes contemporary romances about the two things she knows best—big families and small towns. Her stories are about ordinary people finding extraordinary love with the perfect combination of heart, heat, and humor.

She loves connecting with readers, fall weather, football, reading alpha heroes, everything pumpkin, and pretending to garden.

Hailing from a tiny town in the Midwest, Adriana spends her free time with her high school sweetheart (who she married over twenty years ago) and their four sons (who truly are her best work). Her kitchen may be a perpetual disaster, and if all else fails, there is always pizza.

 

Connect with Adriana 


Website: www.adrianalocke.com

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8379774.Adriana_Locke

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/stores/Adriana-Locke/author/B00NPBY8FE/

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