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

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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!

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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.
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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!

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!

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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Neat (book 2) ➔
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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Thursday, March 12, 2020

New Release Review: The Trade by Meghan Quinn


THE TRADE by Meghan Quinn
Release Date: March 12th
Genre: Contemporary Romance
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Can you pinpoint a time in your life where you realized you are completely and utterly screwed?

I can. I got the dreaded phone call, the one every baseball player hopes and prays never comes.

I was traded. Yeah, that phone call.

Traded from my long time team of over ten years. And not just to any team, but my childhood rivals; the Chicago Rebels.

Completely and utterly screwed, right? Wrong. The trade was the least of my concerns.

I met a girl. Natalie. Man, she's perfect.

I swore I would never get involved with anyone during the season. Too complicated. But can you believe I have zero restraint when it comes to this girl? I couldn't get her out of my head and the more I talked to her, the more I realized I needed her in my life.

So what's the problem? Why am I screwed? Because, Natalie, the girl I can't stop crushing on, yeah . . . she's married.

At least, that's what I was told . . ..


My review: 5 stars!
Admittedly, I am CRAZY for baseball. It's absolutely my favorite sport, and Meghan Quinn's The Trade was perfection. Of her four recent baseball romance novels, this is my favorite and is actually my favorite book of 2020 so far too. Quinn certainly knows her baseball, and did a fantastic job writing about an unwanted player trade and the pain and drama it led to, both in the dugout and in the hero's personal life. I ate up every word! Cory was such a dream man- so sweet and kind and thoughtful and I loved how hard and fast he fell for Natalie, his teammate's brother. Luckily Natalie was not as over-the-top as her brother Jason, who we met in The Lineup (rest assured I do love him too!), but she was adorably quirky and fun and I enjoyed seeing more of their brother/sister relationship. The chemistry and banter between Cory and Natalie was fantastic and so swoon-worthy. This slow burn left me as impatient as the characters were and I loved every minute of their story- the payoff was worth it the journey. I am crossing my fingers that Quinn follows up with more baseball for her readers!


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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, March 2, 2020

New Release: One Night Stand-In by Lauren Blakely

by Lauren Blakely 
Release Date: March 2nd
From #1 New York Times Bestselling author Lauren Blakely, comes a wildly clever enemies-to-lovers romance that takes place over twenty four hours in New York City!


ONE NIGHT STAND-IN is narrated by the fabulous Andi Arndt & Jason Clarke with Sebastian York!! Special guest appearances include Zachary Webber, Erin Mallon, and Shane East!! Audio preorder alert! ➜



Lucas Xavier is the last person I want to spend 24 hours with, let alone two minutes. Exes are exes for a reason. In his case, for a million reasons. Because he's not only an ex-lover, he's also an ex-friend. We didn't just break up - we combusted in a spectacular bonfire of barbs and doors slammed.
Nothing will change that. Not his clever wit, not his ridiculous good looks, not his unfair levels of charm. And definitely not a wild dash through the city that takes us on an accidental scavenger hunt through our past, where we stop for a tango lesson, pancakes and a visit with some llamas.

And certainly not time together to make amends and say we're sorry.

But, let's say that was's not like you can fall in love in 24 hours.

Indulge in the BOYFRIEND MATERIAL series! Three best friends. Three outrageous proposals. Three chances to fall in love. Three brand new standalones from Lauren Blakely! ONE NIGHT STAND-IN is a standalone romance in this series!


My review: 5 stars!

Lauren Blakely's Boyfriend Material series has been so fun, and I loved One Night Stand-In! I adore that the series is set in the book publishing world and has so many *winks* for us romance book lovers. Blakely treated us to another scavenger hunt, which was so fun in her book Birthday Suit. This one was the vehicle for Lola and Lucas to reconnect and rekindle a steamy attraction from years ago while searching for the belongings of their respective siblings. Their banter was delightful and I enjoyed reading about each clue and their adventure in solving it. This tale was low on the drama scale and off the charts on swoon-worthy moments. It was fantastic and I tore through the pages with great relish. Blakely's books are always a treat.

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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