Friday, April 3, 2020

New Release Review: The Honey-Don't List by Christina Lauren

From New York Times and #1 international bestselling author Christina Lauren comes a romantic comedy that proves if it’s broke, you might as well fix it.

by Christina Lauren

Gallery Books | Paperback | On-sale March 24, 2020 | 320 pages | ISBN: 9781982123918, $16.00

Carey Douglas has worked for home remodeling and design gurus, Melissa and Rusty Tripp, for nearly a decade, helping them build an empire. James McCann, MIT graduate and engineering genius, was hired as a structural engineer for the Tripps, but the job isn’t all he thought it’d be. THE HONEY-DON’T LIST by Christina Lauren (Gallery Books; on sale March 24th, 2020; paperback, $16) tells a love story about what happens when two assistants tasked with keeping a rocky relationship from explosion start to feel sparks of their own.

With a new show and a book about to launch, the Tripps are on the verge of superstardom. There’s only one problem: America’s favorite couple can’t stand each other. Both James and Carey must go on book tour with the Tripps and keep the wheels from falling off the proverbial bus.

Unfortunately, neither of them is in any position to quit. Carey needs health insurance, and James has been promised the role of a lifetime if he can just keep the couple on track for a few more weeks. While road-tripping with the Tripps up the West Coast, Carey and James vow to work together to keep their bosses’ secrets hidden, and their own jobs secure. But if they stop playing along—and start playing for keeps—they may have the chance to build something beautiful together.

A romantic comedy that proves if love is broke, you might as well fix it.

My review: 4 stars!

I discovered the writing duo Christina Lauren a few years ago through their Beautiful series, which is still a favorite. I found The Honey-Don't List to have a lighter, more rom-comy feel. With the popularity of married design/build married couples dotting the pop culture landscape these days, it was fun to read about a duo on the staff of one of those couples. Carey and James were so fun together and just plain charming, especially when framed again the backdrop of nightmare bosses Rusty and Mellie. After I read the book, I purchased the audiobook. Patti Murin and Jon Root were new-to-me narrators, and I found both fantastic. It appears that this is a first work for both of them on Audible and I definitely hope to hear more from them in the future. I listened at my typical 1.25X speed and it was perfect.


Christina Lauren is the combined pen name of longtime writing partners Christina Hobbs and Lauren Billings. They are New York Times, USA Today, and #1 international bestselling authors of the Beautiful and Wild Seasons series, Dating You/Hating You, the critically acclaimed Autoboyography, Love and Other Words, Roomies (optioned for film by Jenna Dewan’s company Everheart Productions, with Christina and Lauren set to write the screenplay), Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating, Twice in a Blue Moon and the instant New York Times bestseller, The Unhoneymooners.

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Thursday, April 2, 2020

Cover Reveal: Sure Shot by Sarina Bowen

A new stand-alone hockey romance from USA Today bestseller Sarina Bowen.

Sure Shot by Sarina Bowen

A standalone in the Brooklyn Bruisers Series
Release Day: May 12, 2020

CREDITS: Photo by Wander Aguiar, Design by Hang Le

On the eve of her thirtieth birthday, successful sports agent Bess Beringer is ready to make some changes. Armed with a five-year plan—indexed and color coded—she’ll tackle a few goals in her personal life.

A big, tall, ripped hunk of hockey player who’s just been traded to the Brooklyn Bruisers is not a part of that five year plan. Mark “Tank” Tankiewicz has a lot of baggage. He’s a ride-or-die loner. He’s on the rebound. He’s also the sexiest thing on two legs, and for some crazy reason it’s Bess that he wants.

She knows better. But then she falls stupid in love with him anyway. And for a while it seems like maybe he’ll do the same.

Until she asks him for the one thing he can never give her…


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Cover Reveal: Right for Me by Corinne Michaels

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From New York Times Bestselling author Corinne Michaels comes a new emotional and riveting standalone second chance love story on May 19, 2020!

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I fell in love with Sydney Hastings when I was ten years old.
At sixteen, we whispered promises of forever.
When I was twenty-two I broke them all. I left her and promised never to return.

After my father's death, I’m forced to go home to Sugarloaf for six months. She'll be everywhere, no longer just in my memories and regrets.

When we’re together, it’s as though time never stopped. She’s still the one I want, but I don’t deserve her. Instead of apologizing, I take that beautiful, broken woman in my arms. But after that, it’s her turn to leave me.

Now I have to fight. For her. For us. For the life we both want …

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Photographer: Brian Kaminski

About Corinne:

Corinne Michaels is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller author. She’s an emotional, witty, sarcastic, and fun-loving mom of two beautiful children. Corinne is happily married to the man of her dreams and is a former Navy wife.
After spending months away from her husband while he was deployed, reading and writing was her escape from the loneliness. She enjoys putting her characters through intense heartbreak and finding a way to heal them through their struggles. Her stories are chock full of emotion, humor, and unrelenting love.

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Monday, March 30, 2020

New Release Review: The Decadent Gift by Lauren Blakely

THE DECADENT GIFT by Lauren Blakely
Release Date: March 25th

THE DECADENT GIFT, an all-new delicious twist on lessons in seduction from #1 NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely is LIVE!!

 This red-hot standalone novel is the third book in The Gift Series

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A delicious new twist on lessons in seduction from #1 NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely!
The rules of the game were simple.
One weekend. We play our roles. Actually, we play lots of roles.
I get the info I need for a secret work project.
We go back to how we were. That's what I proposed to handsome, clever, commanding Jake. That's what he said yes to -- this decadent gift of a weekend that would get me out of trouble.
But that's not what happened when our nights together in Vegas ended . . .

The Decadent Gift is a romance novel in THE GIFT SERIES. The book in this series are The Engagement Gift, The Virgin Gift and The Decadent Gift, and they each follow a new couple so can be read in any order.

My review: 5 stars
I had been anxiously awaiting Jake and Kate's story since meeting them in the first book in the series, The Engagement Gift. Their story was absolutely worth the wait. I loved that their mutual attraction and interest in each other began with a friendship, and loved that they were part of a large friend group. They were so great together- they had fantastic chemistry and banter and their steamy scenes were so well written. I listened the audible book after reading the story, and Elena Wolf and Teddy Hamilton did a wonderful job as the main characters, as they always do- they are pros and it definitely shows. Grace Grant, Vanessa Edwin and Jacob Morgan also made appearances at the end and added so much to the experience- Lauren Blakely really knows how to cast romance! The Decadent Gift was a great addition to a fun series.
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About the Author: A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's sweet, sexy and witty. She also writes red-hot, ultra-steamy romance for her Lauren Blakely After Dark line. She'd love to give you a free book today! 

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Cover Reveal: One Moment Please by Amy Daws



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That awkward moment when an ER doctor has to inform you that you’re pregnant…with his baby.

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Author: Amy Daws

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Release Date: April 9, 2020

Cover Designer: Amy Daws

Cover Photographer: Wander Aguiar

Cover Model: Andrew Biernat



That awkward moment when an ER doctor has to inform you that you’re pregnant…with his baby.

Three things Lynsey Jones knows about the hot doctor: he’s grouchy, an arrogant jerk, and strangely obsessed with pie.

Three things Dr. Dick knows: he doesn’t talk about his past, he doesn’t do relationships, and the crazy girl in the hospital cafeteria who ate a fistful of French silk pie…is annoyingly irresistible.

After a chance meetup at a bar and a heated cab ride together, things come to a head and now instead of hating each other, they’re horizontal in a bed.

Three months later, the weird cafeteria stalker who crept out of Dr. Dick’s house like a thief in the night, winds up as his patient in the ER after her Tinder date from hell.

Dr. Dick is prepared to keep it cool and professional. That is until her bloodwork reveals that she’s pregnant.

What really throws him for a loop…is the surprise baby…is his.


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If you’re looking for laughs…this series of waiting room meet cutes is the perfect escape. Binge these standalones in Kindle Unlimited in preparation for April 9 release!

Wait With Me
(recently optioned for film by Passionflix)
When romance novelist Kate Smith finds her long lost writing mojo in the customer waiting area of a tire store, the complimentary coffee isn’t the only things that’s hot. But sexy mechanic, Miles Hudson, is just up for a friendly test-drive of her new book idea.
At least, that was the agreement...
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What happens when the cute mountain man you made out with in an ice fishing shack turns out to be your brother’s best friend? 

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Amy Daws is an Amazon Top 25 bestselling author of sexy, contemporary romance novels. She enjoys writing love stories that take place in America, as well as across the pond in England. When Amy is not writing in a tire shop waiting room, she's watching Gilmore Girls, or singing karaoke in the living room with her daughter while Daddy smiles awkwardly from a distance. For more of Amy's work, visit:


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Monday, March 23, 2020

New Release Review: You Are Not Alone by Greer Henricks and Sarah Pekkanen

You Are Not Alone
by Greer Henricks and Sarah Pekkanen
Release Date: March 3, 2020

You probably know someone like Shay Miller.
She wants to find love, but it eludes her.
She wants to be fulfilled, but her job is a dead end.
She wants to belong, but her life is so isolated.

You probably don’t know anyone like the Moore sisters.
They have an unbreakable circle of friends.
They live the most glamorous life.
They always get what they desire.

Shay thinks she wants their life.
But what they really want is hers.

My review: 4 stars
I have enjoyed all three co-writes from Hendricks and Pekkanen, and I think You Are Not Alone falls right beneath my favorite, The Wife Between Us. The duo does psychological thrillers so well! This read extremely fast for me once I got settled in and figured out who was who (there are quite a few females to keep straight). I found it to be a captivating story with a cast of extremely interesting characters and I had a difficult time setting it down. Can't wait to see what this entertaining duo has in store for readers next!

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

New Release Review: London Prep by Jillian Dodd

London Prep
Book 1
by Jillian Dodd
Release Date: March 19, 2019

London Prep—where the boys are as cute as their accents.
Hi. I’m Mohammad. I know everything about this school. And for your information, Harry and Noah happen to be my best mates. That’s why I took it upon myself to sit next to you and introduce myself. I saw the way Harry was wrapped around you and the way Noah looked like he wanted to murder you. You’ve already gotten my boys twisted up, plus half the girls in History, so I had to see what the fuss was all about. You’re the new girl and bound to cause drama, so I figured it’s my civic duty to help guide you through the hostile and hormonal battlefield that is Kensington School.
This is how Mohammad introduced himself to me on the first day of my three-week student exchange in London.
And if you couldn’t already tell, I think Harry is adorable. His blue eyes and charming wit instantly won me over. Right after his lips did.
Noah, on the other hand, is tall, dark, intense and spends way too much time in the shower. I know this because I have to live with him.
My name is Mallory James and my life just got a whole lot more complicated.

My review: 5 stars
Jillian Dodd does high school drama SO FLIPPING WELL! London Prep was filled with what she does best- witty angsty drama filled with fashionable girls and gorgeous guys. Such fun! Cannot wait for the next book in the series!

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New Release Review: Old Fashioned by Kandi Steiner

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Old Fashioned, the fourth and final installment in the Becker Brothers series by Kandi Steiner is LIVE!

🥃 Small Town Romance
🥃 Country Romance
🥃 Sports Romance
🥃 Enemies-to-Lovers
🥃 Angst Galore
🥃 Single Parent
🥃 Workplace Romance
🥃 Mystery

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It’s a man’s world.

When I declared sports medicine as my major and every man narrowed their eyes, that saying proved true. It was true when my ex-husband decided I’d give up my career when our daughter was born. And again when I divorced the Chief of Police in our small town, and he made it painfully clear that I could leave him, but I would never be free.

Landing the job as the new athletic trainer for Stratford’s high school team is my chance to start over. And walking into a male-dominated sport and staff, I’m ready for the challenge.

I’m not ready for Jordan Becker.

The head coach of our championship winning team is a Herculean force of nature—as severe as he is determined. His icy blue eyes and permanent scowl drive the women in this town mad, and his quiet power and undeniable command conjure respect from every man.

When I join his team, I expect the doubt and anticipate the fight from him. And I get them both.
I don’t expect to form a friendship.

And I never expect to fall for him.

My breath catches when those cool eyes fall to my lips. My body comes alive when his is near. And as those lines begin to blur, every warning bell sounds.

My job, my reputation are on the line.

And my ex is around every corner, waiting to remind me of his power.

It’s a man’s world, and if I want to survive, I can never fall in love with Jordan Becker.

Even if he falls in love with me first.

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On the Rocks (book 1) ➔
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Manhattan (book 3) ➔
Old Fashioned (book 4) ➔

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My review: 5 stars!
The first three books in Kandi Steiner's Becker Brothers series were fantastic, but when I saw that book 4, Old Fashioned, was a sport romance, I knew there was a good chance I'd call it my favorite when I was done. And I was correct! This book was a great wrap-up to the series mystery and I loved how much we got to catch up with Jordan's brother who were featured in the first three books. Jordan and Sydney's story was amazing and so engrossing. Their attraction and romance was explosive and I loved them together. Jordan's interactions with Sydney's football-loving daughter Paige was such a big part of the book- I was so impressed with how protective and supportive he was of her. Old Fashioned had just the right amount of angst and steam and I am so happy with how the series ended. This series is a must-read.


About Kandi:

Kandi Steiner is a bestselling author and whiskey connoisseur living in Tampa, FL. Best known for writing “emotional rollercoaster” stories, she loves bringing flawed characters to life and writing about real, raw romance — in all its forms. No two Kandi Steiner books are the same, and if you’re a lover of angsty, emotional, and inspirational reads, she’s your gal.

An alumna of the University of Central Florida, Kandi graduated with a double major in Creative Writing and Advertising/PR with a minor in Women’s Studies. She started writing back in the 4th grade after reading the first Harry Potter installment. In 6th grade, she wrote and edited her own newspaper and distributed to her classmates. Eventually, the principal caught on and the newspaper was quickly halted, though Kandi tried fighting for her “freedom of press.” She took particular interest in writing romance after college, as she has always been a diehard hopeless romantic, and likes to highlight all the challenges of love as well as the triumphs.

When Kandi isn’t writing, you can find her reading books of all kinds, talking with her extremely vocal cat, and spending time with her friends and family. She enjoys live music, traveling, anything heavy in carbs, beach days, movie marathons, craft beer and sweet wine — not necessarily in that order.

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