Monday, November 20, 2023

New Release: Flame by Adriana Locke

Flame by Adriana Locke is now live! 

RSVP to my Marriage of Convenience

I swore I would only get married if my life depended on it. Oh, the irony.

Many things have happened over the last few weeks that I didn’t see coming. My family imploded. Our business was turned upside down. And someone threatened to harm me if I didn’t make good on my father’s promises.

But the biggest thing I didn’t see coming?

Foxx Carmichael demanding marriage.

He’s doing it out of loyalty to my brother. I know that. But I can’t help but think if, through that deliciously hot, grumpy exterior, my bodyguard doesn’t have ulterior motives.

There’s no denying the fire in his touch or the heat in his blue eyes. He protects me with a ferocity that leaves me breathless. He makes me rethink many things I thought I knew for sure—like my position on marriage.

But how we dance around our fake relationship makes me wonder what part of this is pretend. None of it matters if he doesn’t admit he feels the same way.

Our sham wedding will fall apart as soon as the threat is contained. But what happens if the flames between us burn everything to the ground first?

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My review: 5 stars!

Oh my! I do think author Adriana Locke saved the best Carmichael brother for last! Foxx and Bianca's marriage of convenience story was so much more that just that- the attraction and respect they had for each other added a whole other layer to the romance and it was fun watching it all turn so real. I adore the whole Carmichael clan and their partners/significant others and loved the hilarity that ran through the whole series. From the random animal texts to the chickens and Damaris's couch, it was all SO GOOD! The suspense element fit in so well with Foxx's profession and I LOVE how the book ended. 

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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New Release: Make-Believe Match by Melanie Harlow


Make-Believe Match by Melanie Harlow is now live!

𝗙𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗶𝗻 𝗹𝗼𝘃𝗲 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗺𝘆 𝗲𝗻𝗲𝗺𝘆? 𝗡𝗼 𝘄𝗮𝘆.

𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗿𝘆 𝗵𝗶𝗺 𝘁𝗼 𝘀𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝗺𝘆 𝗳𝗮𝗺𝗶𝗹𝘆'𝘀 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝘂𝗴𝗴𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘀𝗸𝗶 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗼𝗿𝘁? 𝗧𝗵𝗮𝘁'𝘀 𝗮 𝗱𝗶𝗳𝗳𝗲𝗿𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘆...

Getting hitched is the only way I can inherit Snowberry Lodge, and I'll do anything to spare my childhood home from the wrecking ball-even wear Devlin Buckley's ring on my finger.

Not that I'll enjoy it.

Sure, he's charming and handsome, and that no-last-names one night stand we shared ended with a fantastically big bang (I saw stars I hadn't seen in six months, if you catch my drift).

But I'll never trust him-he was working for the company trying to bulldoze my life.

Right up until the day he knocked on my door with an offer I couldn't refuse.

Marry him, and he'll help me restore my family's crumbling resort to its former glory-and get revenge on his ex-boss in the process. Once our goals are achieved, we'll go our separate ways.

𝗜𝘁'𝘀 𝘁𝗲𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗿𝗮𝗿𝘆. 𝗦𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗰𝘁𝗹𝘆 𝗯𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀. 𝗣𝘂𝗿𝗲𝗹𝘆 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘀𝗵𝗼𝘄.

𝗨𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗹 𝗜 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘇𝗲 𝗵𝗼𝘄 𝗺𝘂𝗰𝗵 𝗜 𝗹𝗶𝗸𝗲 𝗶𝘁 𝘄𝗵𝗲𝗻 𝗵𝗲 𝘀𝗮𝘆𝘀 "𝗺𝘆 𝘄𝗶𝗳𝗲."

Once we're sharing a last name-and a bed-our make-believe match starts to feel a little too real.

𝗔𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝗳 𝗜'𝗺 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗰𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗳𝘂𝗹, 𝗜 𝗰𝗼𝘂𝗹𝗱 𝗹𝗼𝘀𝗲 𝗲𝘃𝗲𝗿𝘆𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗴... 𝗺𝘆 𝗵𝗼𝗺𝗲, 𝗺𝘆 𝗱𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗺𝘀, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝘆 𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁.

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My review: 5 stars!

I loved every single minute I spent reading Make-Believe Match! Devlin and Lexi were such a great match and once they joined forces I was IN! Every time Devlin called Lexi "Wife" I swooned so hard. This story was sweet yet spicy and the cover model is absolute perfection. Love love love this book!

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USA Today and #1 Amazon bestselling author Melanie Harlow writes sweet, sexy, feel-good romance. She likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. If she's not writing or reading, she's probably at Orangetheory or watching Schitt's Creek again. She lifts her glass to readers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.


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Thursday, November 16, 2023

New Release Review: A Real Good Bad Thing by Lauren Blakely




Release Date: November 16th


Genre/Tropes: Enemies-to-Lovers / RomCom 

Complete standalone!

Get ready for a tropical romp!

Enemies turn lovers in this rom-com adventure, where rules are meant to be bent and diamonds are worth the chase.

Join the sexy stranger and his fiery rival on a treasure hunt that takes unexpected turns in a tropical paradise. Will love conquer rivalry, or will they end up with more than stolen diamonds? Find out in this standalone romantic comedy that breaks all the rules!

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Enemies turn to lovers, but can they trust each other as they chase the same prize? A sexy romantic comedy adventure from #1 NYT Bestseller Lauren Blakely…

I live my life by three simple rules. Don’t mix business with pleasure. Always work solo. And family comes first.

But when I head to the tropics for a quick job and meet a fiery woman who makes my pulse roar, I can’t resist bending the first rule for her.

Trouble is, after we spend a scorching night together on the beach, I discover she’s my new enemy. The quick-witted and clever beauty is on a treasure hunt for the same damn prize – beating me in a race to find millions in stolen diamonds.

See you later, sexy stranger.

Too bad I keep bumping into my gorgeous rival all over this tropical paradise as we chase clues.

Maybe it’s better to partner up. But, the more time we spend together sneaking into nightclubs and art galleries, the harder it is to keep my hands off her. And soon, I'm not just sleeping with my very irresistible enemy.

I’m starting to give her my heart.

That breaks my biggest rule of all. Don’t ever fall in love. Because it always screws you over.

*Note: A Real Good Bad Thing will be entirely new to most of you! Some of you might have read an older series of mine called The Jewel series (now off sale). That two-book storyline serves as the source material for this new story, which has been changed to 1st person, and turned into a standalone, with all new dialogue, motivations, setting and so on! But if there's a touch of the familiar to some of you that's why!

My review: 5 stars!

I own the audiobooks for The Jewel series and love them and was excited to hear author Lauren Blakely planned to re-vamped and update the story. Although some parts of the story did seem familiar, it read like a totally new book and I absolutely loved it! Blakely is masterful at witty flirty dialog, and Jake and Ruby had such great banter and heat! I always enjoy a little suspense with my romance, and the treasure hunt storyline was *chef's kiss*! I loved the clues and twists and turns and really enjoyed this fast-paced exciting story.

About Lauren Blakely: 

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 cut but spicy. Lauren likes dogs, cake and show tunes and is the vegetarian at your dinner party.

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Cover Reveal: He's Not My Type by Meghan Quinn


From USA Today and Amazon Charts bestselling author Meghan Quinn comes a new roommates-to-lovers, standalone sports romance featuring the hockey men you can’t get enough of. This steamy, friends-to-lovers romantic comedy will bring all the laughs while making your cheeks blush at the same time.

Releasing November 28th in all formats, check out the cover and sneak peek below and pre-order your copy today!


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Word to the wise, never become roommates with a girl you’ve been pining over for the better part of a year. 

You’re probably wondering why I would do such a thing? Well, I didn’t. 

It was my teammates. 

The moment they found out Blakely White was single, they took it upon themselves to play cupid and instruct me on how I should win her over.

Don't wear a shirt around her.
Make her dinner.
Lightly touch her shoulder when you say goodbye. 

I'm so flustered, so overwhelmed, so madly in love with this woman who barely notices me, that I lose control of the situation and make one huge mistake: I offer to be her fake date for a wedding so she can make her ex jealous. 

That means, for one whole night I get a free pass with her. I get to hold her, dance with her, kiss her…stare at her from across the room like she’s my entire world because she has been for months now. 

But when the night comes to an end, I’m faced with two options: bring her back to my bedroom and show her how I really feel, or let her walk away, succumbing to the fact that I very well might not be her type.





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When I see the office door is open, I steel my nerves and knock on the wood while poking my head in.

She’s sitting at her desk, staring into space so my knock startles her. “Oh, Halsey,” she says, making eye contact. “What are you doing here?”

I step into her office. “Uh, I thought you might need a new phone.” I walk up to her desk and place it on the glass surface.

“Seriously?” she asks, looking stunned. “You got me a phone?”

I pull on the back of my neck while holding the donuts, starting to feel even more foolish from her reaction. “Well, I assumed you might need one for the game tonight and everything. You just need to insert your SIM card. I didn’t know what case you’d like so I just grabbed this,” I say while pulling a purple case from my back pocket. “Apparently it doesn’t slip from hands easily. And there’s a screen protector already installed on it as well. The purple is for the Agitators, but feel free to change it.”

She stares at the phone and the case for a few seconds before looking up at me.

“If you don’t like it or if it’s wrong, I can take it back. I have time, so I can make the trip.”

She shakes her head. “No, sorry, I love it, I’m just . . . stunned, is all. This was so nice of you. Thank you, Halsey.”

“Oh sure.” I set the donuts down as well. “And these are because you said you needed a donut. Not sure if you were able to pick one up or not.”

She offers me that beautiful smile, which makes me so goddamn weak that I grip the chair in front of me so I don’t make a fool of myself.

“I wasn’t able to grab a donut, so you just made my day.”

“Well, I felt bad, so . . . hope your day goes better.”

She stands from her desk and rounds it, coming right up to me. Unsure what she’s about to do, I just stare at her as she loops her arms around me and pulls me into a hug.

A warm, genuine hug.

I’m quite stiff at first, but after one second of feeling her around me, my arms immediately circle her, and my head leans in, taking in the sweet scent of her shampoo—it’s like a field of flowers.

“Thank you so much, Halsey. I appreciate it.”

“Oh, you’re welcome,” I say as she pulls away. My fingers drag along her slender back before I let go.

Those beautiful eyes stare up at me as she says, “It’s been an insane day, and I’m not sure I even apologized for flashing you. Did I? I blacked out. I know I spoke of a loincloth. Honestly, it wasn’t my best moment.” She flips open the donut box and pulls one out. She then takes a giant bite before letting her head fall back while she moans in delight.

Oh man, I’m a goner . . .



Erin Mallon and Connor Crais narrate this sexy, roommates-to-lovers romance in duet with a full cast including Jason Clarke, Teddy Hamilton, JF Harding, and Kelsey Navarro! HE’S NOT MY TYPE will be released on November 28th, and you can pre-order it now!



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.

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Sunday, November 12, 2023

New Release Review: The Rules of Dating My One-Night Stand by Penelope Ward and Vi Keeland


Title: The Rules of Dating My One-Night Stand
Authors: Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 12, 2023


Rule number one for having a one-night stand: Don’t fall for the girl.
After a lengthy dating slump, I finally met someone who sparked my interest.
Well, first the sparks flew when we argued. Later in the evening those sparks ignited into something more.
I was drawn to Devyn, in a way I hadn’t felt in a really long time.
Needless to say, I was disappointed when she abruptly left after our amazing night together.
I couldn’t stop thinking about her. But she hadn’t even given me her number.
In a city with eight-million people, I figured I’d never see Devyn again.
So imagine my surprise when I knocked on the door of an apartment in the building I lived in, and none other than my one-night stand stood on the other side.
If I thought Devyn didn’t want anything to do with me before, that was nothing compared to how she felt after finding out I was the landlord and she was about to be evicted…
And that was just the first surprise that would rock my world when it came to the mystery woman in apartment 410.



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My review: 5 stars!

The Rules of Dating My One-Night Stand is the third book in Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward's The Law of Opposites Attract series, and each book has been fantastic. I enjoyed Owen and Devyn's story so much, and I loved that the others guys (and their partners) in the friend group are so prominently featured in each book. Owen is just a dream guy and I loved how much Devyn stepped up for her siblings. Authors Keeland and Ward are two of my favorites- their writing style hooks me from the first page and I always have a hard time doing other tasks in life while reading one of their books. I am so looking forward to the story of the last friend, Brayden.


Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance. 

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism. 

With over two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over thirty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.


Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles are currently translated in twenty-seven languages and have appeared on bestseller lists in the US, Germany, Brazil, Bulgaria and Hungary. Three of her short stories have been turned into films by Passionflix, and two of her books are currently optioned for movies. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.



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