Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Cover Reveal: The Guy in the Middle by Kate Stewart

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Release Date: February 29, 2020
Contemporary Romance
Blurb:
I was born to play and bred to win.

My priorities were instilled in me early on—family and football. Those ideals led me to TGU and a coach whose ironclad principles mirrored my own.

With one last college season to play, my goal was singular—get drafted. By realizing my NFL dream, I could save my family, our ranch, and the only home I’d ever known.

Two birds, one ball.

Playing hard was my only option, but there’s always a wild card.

For all of my planning and hard work, I never anticipated falling for the coach's daughter. Harper was a fair catch, but who knew loving her could be the one play to throw my career before it started or that the weight of our secret would change the game.

*The Guy in the Middle is a stand alone novel in the Underdog Series. This is Lance's story.



About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author and Texas native, Kate Stewart, lives in North Carolina with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. She pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance, as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense. Kate's title, Drive, was named one of the best romances of 2017 by The New York Daily News and Huffington Post. Drive was also a finalist in the Goodreads Choice awards for best contemporary romance of 2017. Her works have been featured in USA TODAY, BuzzFeed, and translated in five languages.

Kate is a lover of all things '80s and '90s, especially John Hughes films and rap. She dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity, and on occasion, does very well at whiskey.


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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

New Release Review: Heartland by Sarina Bowen

HEARTLAND BY SARINA BOWEN
A standalone romance in the USA Today best-selling True North world.
Release Date: January 28, 2020
All in one link page: https://shor.by/Heartland

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Dylan is my best friend, and the only person in my life who understands me. He doesn’t mind my social awkwardness or my weird history. The only glitch? He doesn’t know that I’ve been hopelessly, desperately in love with him since the first day we picked apples together in his family’s orchard.

But I know better than to confess.

Now that I’ve joined him at college, I’m seeing a new side of him. This Dylan drinks and has a lot of sex. None of it with me.

Until the moment I foolishly ask him to tutor me in more than algebra…and he actually says yes.

One crazy night sets our friendship on fire. But now my heart lies in ashes, and nothing will ever be the same again.

Heartland is a standalone college romance set in the True North world. Expect: a young, broody farmer, a giant crush, tasty caramels, cute goats and late night confessions.


My review: 5 stars!
I have a 14 year old daughter who loves to go to the mall. And I don't love to go as much as she does. But last weekend, I dove in to Heartland while I waited for her and I let her shop for 2 hours longer than she expected because I absolutely couldn't put it down! Friends-to-lovers is one of my most favorite tropes, and I couldn't have picked a better pair then fresh-from-the-cult Chastity and farmboy Dylan Shipley! I knew I would love Dylan- he's a Shipley!- but I had no idea how much he would make me swoon. I loved Chastity's innocent, quirky personality. The MBA in me so enjoyed their business venture and talk of expenses and profit. Together they were magic- in the kitchen and once they explored their attraction to each other. It is always great to go back to the Shipley farm, and I am so hoping for Dylan's roommate Rickie backstory- I know it will be fun!


EXCERPT


“So why were you having a bad day, anyway?” Ellie asks. “Man trouble?”


“Not exactly. It’s more like a lack of man trouble. I kissed my hot algebra tutor. And I wasn’t supposed to.”


Her big eyes widen. “Which hot algebra tutor? You never said.”


“He doesn’t work at the lab,” I say hastily. “He’s a friend. And he wants to stay that way.”


“Oh.” She looks deflated. “That is a bummer.”


“Do you have a boyfriend?”


“No.” She makes a face. “It would be nice, though. This year is kind of lonely. My roommate is a total bitch.”


“Oh, I have one of those, too.”


“Yeah?” Ellie’s eyes brighten. “Does yours steal your clothes and then lie about it?”


“Um, no. She wouldn’t want any of my things. We have singles, anyway. Just a common bathroom.”


“Lucky! She must be easier to stand, then.”


“You’d think.” I take a gulp of mint tea.


“My roommate took my brand-new scarf. With the tags still on! And when I called her out on it, she tried to gaslight me.”


“Gaslight?” I feel my cheeks flush like they sometimes do when I don’t understand the idioms that people use.


“You don’t know Gaslight? It’s a movie from the forties.”


“Ingrid Bergman,” says Dylan’s voice. “We haven’t got around to the classics yet.”


I startle, sloshing my tea over my hand. And when I look up, Dylan is right there. Clear brown eyes. Tousled hair. Tight, muscular body that’s clothed in a nice sweater and ripped jeans. A handsome face that I finally kissed.


Pain slices through me. Because I’m never going to get over him. There will never be a day when I look at Dylan and don’t wish for more.


“Can I talk to you for a quick second?” he asks, taking the mug and grabbing a napkin off the table. He wipes the tea off my hand.


“Now is not a good time,” I say quickly. Because I don’t want to cry in the coffee shop in front of my only new friend.


Dylan actually rolls his eyes. “Fifteen seconds, Chass. Give a man a break.”


“I’d talk to you.” Ellie raises her hand like a school girl. “Pick me.”


And that’s just what I need—another girl in my life who’s swooning for Dylan. Because that always turns out well.


“Fine. Fifteen seconds.” I jump to my feet. Let’s get this over with.


Dylan takes my arm and tows me gently over toward the bulletin board, where nobody is currently reading the flyers for meditation circles and ski equipment sales.


“Look, I’m sorry,” is his opener. “You're avoiding me. Not that I blame you. I'm sorry things got so out of control.”


“Which things?” I ask warily. Because I don’t want an apology for fooling around with me.


“Pick one!” Dylan raises his hands. “All the things. I shouldn’t have been so inappropriate.”


“But…” I know Dylan was in a serious state of drunken depression when he kissed me. It’s not like I was expecting to hear those kisses made him as happy as they made me. But would it kill him to be a little less patronizing? “Dylan, I’m not twelve years old. It was just a kiss or two. I don’t think I’ll need a full course of therapy to recover.”


He blinks. “Okay. Good?”


“So did you really need to drag me over here to apologize a third time? Did you apologize to all the girls you kissed during Spin the Bottle in seventh grade?”


I heard about Spin the Bottle and Seven Minutes in Heaven only last year, by eavesdropping on Debbie and her buddies at another bonfire. I’d been transfixed by their tales of who’d kissed whom over the years and how often.


At thirteen, Spin the Bottle would have sounded like heaven to me. Seven minutes in a closet with a boy? I would have lobbied for eight. I was always the most inappropriate girl in the bunch.


Yet somehow Dylan sees me as some kind of innocent child.


“No. Good point.” He crosses his delicious arms and smiles at me. “You are in a feisty mood today.”


“Is that so wrong?”


“No.” He shakes his handsome head. “Not at all. Are we going to hug it out?” He opens his big arms wide.


Oh boy. I can’t resist stepping into them. And when he pulls me in, I experience the familiar hormone rush that always happens when I’m close to him. Rapid heartbeat? Check. Goosebumps? Check. My nose lands against his flannel shirt.


My mouth is mere inches from his, of course. But this time he has no interest in kissing me. It takes all my willpower to give him a squeeze and then step back.


“Be well, Chass. I’ll leave you to your tutoring session, even if you’re basically cheating on me right now. But we’re still making caramels this weekend, right? I told Griffin we could use six gallons of goat’s milk. Don’t make a liar out of me.”


“I won’t,” I say quickly. I might be slightly irritated at him, but it will blow over. My capacity to forgive him for not loving me back is basically infinite. “We’ll leave right after Friday classes?”


“You got it. And this is for you. Share it with your friend.” He pulls something out of his pocket. “More market research.”


He puts a little box in my hand and then walks away.


As always, it takes me a second to get over my hormone rush. I stand there blinking for a long moment until I realize Ellie is grinning at me from the sofa. So I go back over to her and sit down.


“Wow…” she says, stealing a glance at Dylan’s retreating backside. “Is that hot hunk of Vermont male your algebra tutor?”


“Yes.” My voice is gravel.


“And your future ex-boyfriend?”


“Nope. I’ll never get that chance. He's my best friend, but...” There's no tidy explanation.


“But you want more. I would if it were me.”

I nod, miserable.

Sarina Bowen is the USA Today bestselling author of 30+ books, including: the True North series, and the Brooklyn Bruisers. She's the co-author of Him/Us and the WAGs series with Elle Kennedy. She's the author of The Ivy Years series, and more!

Are you looking for a friends-to-lovers story or maybe even a secret baby book? You can read a list of Sarina's books broken out by trope and style.

Need to know what's coming next ? Get all the latest news on Sarina's website, and sign up for her newsletter so you don't miss a book or a deal.


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New Release: Bastard Bachelor Society by Sara Ney


What is the Bastard Bachelor Society?

It’s a gentleman’s club—like the dignified men of the past used to have.

Except, we’re not gentleman, and we’re not dignified.

We’re ineligible bachelors; bored, jaded and not looking for relationships. Quite the opposite actually 

We’re so committed to being single, we’ve created a high stakes bet to see who can remain single the longest. Rules are involved. Prizes.

Laugh it up, but I’m no loser. 

Enemy number one to my single status? My irresistible neighbor, Abbott Margolis. She with her evil cat Desdemona, and Sexy AF pencil skirts. She’s kind and beautiful and hilarious. We can’t get involved, no matter how much her meddling grandmother pushes us together. But if I was going to lose this bet for anyone? It would for Abbott. 

Let’s face facts: I’m a bastard, unwilling to settle down. 

Especially when there’s a bet to win.

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

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Monday, January 27, 2020

Cover Reveal: Unbreakable by Melanie Harlow

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Unbreakable, an all new sexy and swoon-worthy friends to lovers romance from USA Today bestselling author Melanie Harlow, is coming February 10th, and we have the gorgeous cover!

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In hindsight, I should not have had that fifth mimosa at Breakfast with Santa.

Or the sixth, seventh, and eighth.

But my shame over the public meltdown that resulted was nothing compared to being abandoned by my husband of fifteen years for a much younger woman—and did I mention she’s pregnant?

For the sake of my children and my pride, I pack up and head for my childhood home and the small town where I grew up. Cloverleigh Farms would be the perfect place for a fresh start.

Falling for Henry DeSantis wasn’t part of the plan.

Sure, he’s easy on the eyes and hard in the bedroom (also the hallway, the bathtub, and on top of his desk), but he’s newly divorced too, and things between us are moving so fast I’m afraid neither one of us has had enough time to heal. Not to mention the fact that I’m a single mom now—my kids have to come first.

But Henry makes me feel beautiful and sexy and wanted and strong—things I haven't felt in years. We understand each other, and when I’m in his arms, I’m tempted to trust again. To love again. To let myself be loved without fear.

But deep down, I’m terrified.

Is this all too much, too soon? Or am I a fool to let a second chance at happily ever after pass me by?

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About Melanie USA Today bestselling author, Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she's not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like VEEP, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and Homeland. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak. Melanie is the author of the AFTER WE FALL series, the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.



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Thursday, January 23, 2020

New Release Review: Boss Man Bridegroom by Meghan Quinn

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BOSS MAN BRIDEGROOM by Meghan Quinn
Release Date: January 23rd
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Add to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/2QvTsea

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FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

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Blurb:

"Will you do me the greatest honor of all time and be my bridegroom?” she asks, hope in her eyes . . .

How did I get here? My assistant, bent on one knee, holding my hand, her expectant face waiting for an answer.

Just . . . how?

How did I go from being insulted by Charlee Cox to hiring her to be my assistant? How is it that she’s chaos in color - making me crazy and my life better at the same time?

I never thought I would be staring down at her bright blue eyes begging me to go along with this ridiculous scheme I suggested.

Yes, I suggested. Like the idiot I am, I thought hey, why not start an HR nightmare and have my assistant ask me to marry her?

Confused? Don’t worry, so am I.

But try to follow along, because this is how I became Boss Man Bridegroom.
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My review: 5 stars!

I have a new favorite Meghan Quinn leading man-Rath! And Charlee- what a hoot she was! I loved her sunny attitude and how excited she got about office supplies and planners. Their banter was hilarious and it was so obvious what amazing chemistry they had together. So fun to see Linus again and my absolute favorite secondary character was Grandma. I love this whole series, but Boss Man Bridegroom is my favorite!

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About the Author:
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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Monday, January 20, 2020

New Release Review: Inappropriate by Vi Keeland




INAPPROPRIATE IS LIVE!
A Standalone Contemporary Romance
#1 New York Times Bestselling Author Vi Keeland

SYNOPSIS

Terminated for inappropriate behavior.
I couldn’t believe the letter in my hands.
Nine years.  Nine damn years I’d worked my butt off for one of the largest companies in America, and I was fired with a form letter when I returned home from a week in Aruba. 
All because of a video taken when I was on vacation with my friends—a private video made on my private time. Or so I thought…
Pissed off, I cracked open a bottle of wine and wrote my own letter to the gazillionaire CEO telling him what I thought of his company and its practices.
I didn’t think he’d actually respond.
I certainly never thought I’d suddenly become pen pals with the rich jerk.
Eventually, he realized I’d been wronged and made sure I got my job back.
Only…it wasn’t the only thing Grant Lexington wanted to do for me. 
But there was no way I was getting involved with my boss’s boss’s boss. Even if he was ridiculously gorgeous, confident, and charming.
It would be completely wrong, inappropriate even.
Sort of like the video that got me into trouble to begin with.
Two wrongs don’t make a right.
But sometimes it’s twice as fun.

My review: 5 stars!
From beginning to end, I was swept and swooning. The banter between Grant and Ireland was witty and fantastic, the chemistry was off the charts and I felt so many emotions as I read. Chapters from the past are interspersed with the present day chapters, and we slowly learn Grant's backstory- it's heartbreaking yet it sheds so much light on his current outlook and personality. I am never disappointed when I pick up a Vi Keeland novel, and I absolutely couldn't put Inappropriate down.


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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles have appeared in over a hundred Bestseller lists and are currently translated in twenty-five languages. 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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Monday, January 13, 2020

New Release Review: Sex and Other Shiny Objects by Lauren Blakely


SEX AND OTHER SHINY OBJECTS 
by Lauren Blakely
Boyfriend Material Book 2
Release Date: January 13th 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 
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SEX AND OTHER SHINY OBJECTS, a fresh, fun, outrageous new best friends to lovers romance from #1 New York Times Bestselling author Lauren Blakely IS LIVE!!


AVAILABLE NOW!!

✦Audible➜
 Performed by
Andi Arndt & Jason Clarke and special guest star Julia Whelan
With additional voices by Joe Arden and Erin Mallon

   
 
Blurb:
The second the test-the-sexy-scenes offer landed in my lap, I said yes.

After all, I've been damn curious about a few things I've read in romance novels. Do buttons truly go flying across the floor when you rip off a guy's shirt? Is staircase sex hella hot or does it leave you with a big old bruise mark on your back? And don’t even get me started on all that panty shredding, and whether it even works.

Time to find out as I embark on Project Sexy Scenes Research, at the request of my hotshot book editor bestie.

All I need is a willing scene partner. Enter Tristan, my best guy friend. The witty, tell-it-like-it-is, bearded hottie volunteers for the experiment.

He's also the guy who gave me the most devastating, toe-curling kiss of my life ten years ago. But nothing has happened since then.
And nothing will come between my panties and our friendship now since we have a plan to keep it PG.
But once the buttons start flying, all bets are off…

My review: 5 stars!
Prepare to swoon! Lauren Blakely never disappoints with each unique premise she creates. She is a master at taking a typical trope like friends-to-lovers (one of my favorites!) and spinning it in such a fun way. Sex and Other Shiny Objects was sweet and sassy and wild fun. Peyton was such a strong businesswoman and her darling lingerie shop and related blog were absolutely delightful. Tristan was such a amazing guy- he was doing an excellent raising his teenage brother after his parents passed away. There interactions were so authentic and he was the type of parent I hope to be. All of Lauren Blakely's book can be enjoyed as standalones, but it's so fun to meet and keep up with her casts of characters in each series. Cannot wait for her next book!
 


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 love stories for her Lauren Blakely After Dark line.
She'd love to give you a free book today! Check out her web site to grab your free read: https://laurenblakely.com/one-free-book/
 



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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Cover Reveal: Boss Man Bridegroom by Meghan Quinn

BOSS MAN BRIDEGROOM COVER REVEAL!!
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"Will you do me the greatest honor of all time and be my bridegroom?” she asks, hope in her eyes...
   
How did I get here? My assistant, bent on one knee, holding my hand, her expectant face waiting for an answer.

Just . . . how?

How did I go from being insulted by Charlee Cox to hiring her to be my assistant? How is it that she’s chaos in color - making me crazy and my life better at the same time?

I never thought I would be staring down at her bright blue eyes begging me to go along with this ridiculous scheme I suggested.

Yes, I suggested. Like the idiot I am, I thought hey, why not start an HR nightmare and have my assistant ask me to marry her?

Confused? Don’t worry, so am I.

But try to follow along, because this is how I became Boss Man Bridegroom.


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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 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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Excerpt Reveal: Sex and Other Shiny Objects by Lauren Blakely

 
SEX AND OTHER SHINY OBJECTS by Lauren Blakely 
Release Date: January 13th 
Genre: Contemporary Romance
 

NOW COMING TWO DAYS EARLY ON JANUARY 13TH!!
Preorder special! Price goes up on release day!

✦Audible➜ Performed by
Andi Arndt & Jason Clarke and special guest star Julia Whelan
With additional voices by Joe Arden and Erin Mallon
And cameos from Maxine Mitchell, Teddy Hamilton, Lili Valente and Kit Swann
   
       
     
Blurb:
The second the test-the-sexy-scenes offer landed in my lap, I said yes.

After all, I've been damn curious about a few things I've read in romance novels. Do buttons truly go flying across the floor when you rip off a guy's shirt? Is staircase sex hella hot or does it leave you with a big old bruise mark on your back? And don’t even get me started on all that panty shredding, and whether it even works.

Time to find out as I embark on Project Sexy Scenes Research, at the request of my hotshot book editor bestie.

All I need is a willing scene partner. Enter Tristan, my best guy friend. The witty, tell-it-like-it-is, bearded hottie volunteers for the experiment.

He's also the guy who gave me the most devastating, toe-curling kiss of my life ten years ago. But nothing has happened since then.
And nothing will come between my panties and our friendship now since we have a plan to keep it PG.
But once the buttons start flying, all bets are off…
   

     EXCERPT

Strong muscles, carved abs, that sprinkling of chest hair that’s the perfect amount of manliness.

My mouth waters.
My stomach flips.

And I reprimand the hell out of my brain, the indecent wench.

Friends don’t picture friends in the buff.

“Let’s try it one more time,” I say with a crisp nod and a cool tone. “We’ll do it by the book.”

He clears his throat, his tone shifting. “Peyton, I have another idea.”

I blink. “You do?”

“I do.” He pauses, scrubbing a hand across his chin. “Do you trust me?”

The question is rhetorical. “Of course I do.”

He shakes his head, like that’s the wrong reply. “I know you trust me. But can you trust me right now? To take the lead?” His voice is gentle but somehow commanding at the same time. It’s soothing, and the question says he knows me, but he also needs me to let go. To give in to him.

Can I?
Will I stumble if I do?

His eyes lock with mine, and the intensity in his gaze is reassuring, like the security he gave me at his restaurant the other night when he said, I’ve got you.

 I give the only answer I can. “I trust you.”

“Good. Then let’s do it.”

“If you say so, Fred.”

His lips curve in a crooked grin. “I do say so, Gingersnap.”

He hits play on “Wicked Game” on his phone and sets it on the table at the bottom of the stairs, and the smooth, sultry strains of Chris Isaak float through the air.

The music pulses, low and sexy, like it’s playing in my body, beating inside me. The effect is heady. It sets the mood for the scene.

A scene we’re simply acting. That’s all this is. Acting and reenacting.

He arches a brow, glances at the stairs, then says in a rumbling, sexy voice, “Been thinking about you all day. Need to get you upstairs and get this off you.”
      
   




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 love stories for her Lauren Blakely After Dark line.
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