Tuesday, October 20, 2020

New Release Review: Happily Letter After by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

 




Title: Happily Letter After
Authors: Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
Publisher: Montlake
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 20, 2020


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From New York Times bestselling authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward comes a love story about taking chances and the surprises that come with them. 

My love story all started with a letter. 

Only it wasn’t from the man I’d eventually fall in love with. It was from his daughter. A sweet little girl named Birdie Maxwell who’d written to the magazine that I worked for. 

You see, once a year my employer fulfilled a few wishes for readers. Only that column didn’t start up again for months. 

So I fulfilled some of her wishes myself. It was harmless…so I thought. Until one day I took things too far. 

While anonymously granting yet another of Birdie’s wishes, I got a look at her father. Her devastatingly handsome, single dad father. 

I should have stopped playing fairy godmother then. I should have left well enough alone. But I just couldn’t help myself. I had a connection to this girl. One that had me acting irrationally. 

Like when I showed up on their doorstep.





My review: 5 stars!

I think every time I finish a Vi Keeland-Penelope Ward co-write, I say it's "my favorite!" but I guess I will say it again- Happily Letter After was fantastic and is my favorite! They always come up with such unique storylines. It was such a swoony romance, yet still had so many hilarious moments. It was heart-tugging with just the perfect amount of sexy. I adored little Birdie- she absolutely won my heart with the letters she wrote. The whole thing was just so clever!

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VI KEELAND


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.



PENELOPE WARD


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 twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.



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Friday, October 16, 2020

Excerpt Reveal: Happily Letter After by Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward

 



Title: Happily Letter After
Authors: Vi Keeland & Penelope Ward
Publisher: Montlake
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 20, 2020


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From New York Times bestselling authors Vi Keeland and Penelope Ward comes a love story about taking chances and the surprises that come with them. 

My love story all started with a letter. 

Only it wasn’t from the man I’d eventually fall in love with. It was from his daughter. A sweet little girl named Birdie Maxwell who’d written to the magazine that I worked for. 

You see, once a year my employer fulfilled a few wishes for readers. Only that column didn’t start up again for months. 

So I fulfilled some of her wishes myself. It was harmless…so I thought. Until one day I took things too far. 

While anonymously granting yet another of Birdie’s wishes, I got a look at her father. Her devastatingly handsome, single dad father. 

I should have stopped playing fairy godmother then. I should have left well enough alone. But I just couldn’t help myself. I had a connection to this girl. One that had me acting irrationally. 

Like when I showed up on their doorstep.







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“I cannot believe we are doing this.” Devin and I took the C train to Columbus Circle and stopped at Starbucks before walking over to the carousel. My partner in crime came dressed for surveillance, wearing head-to-toe black, dark sun- glasses, and a wool cap . . . in July. We were lucky it was New York or she might look like the weirdo she is. I, on the other hand, had on jeans and an Aerosmith T-shirt. Because . . . you know . . . Steven Tyler and those lips. I didn’t even care he was probably pushing seventy. I’d still suck on those babies. 
We took a seat on a bench located to the right of the carousel—not directly in front of it but where we could still see everyone who walked in and out. As we got into position, I started to feel really bad about what we were about to do—invade little Birdie’s privacy. 
“Maybe we shouldn’t do this.” 
Devin put her hand on my shoulder and applied pressure—just in case I tried to get up. “We’re doing this. Don’t even try to make a run for it.” 
I slouched back onto the bench. “Fine.” 
We sat for the better part of an hour, sipping coffee, gossiping about work, and looking around for a little girl and her dad. When I caught the time on my phone, I said, “It’s after eleven. I don’t think they’re coming.” 
“Let’s give it until eleven thirty.” 
I rolled my eyes. But screw it, we were in this far—I might as well go along with the rest of the ride. Otherwise, Devin would never let me hear the end of it. At eleven thirty on the dot, I stood. “Let’s go, Lacey.” 
“Who?” 
Cagney & Lacey. It was a show my mom used to watch when I was little. It had two women detectives.” 
“Well, which one was hotter? Maybe I don’t want to be Lacey.” 
I laughed. “You can be whichever one you want to be.” 
I turned to throw out my coffee cup in the basket next to the bench and was just about to start to leave when I spotted a little girl and a man who had just turned into the entrance of the park. They were pretty far off, but I thought it could be Birdie. “Oh my God. Sit! Sit! I think that’s them.” 
The two of us planted our asses back on the bench at the same exact time. Devin leaned forward and squinted. “Are you sure?” 
I grabbed her arm and pulled her to sit back. “Don’t be so obvious.” 
We watched, while completely failing at looking casual, as the man and the little girl moved closer. The man was tall, broad-shouldered, and had on a pair of jeans and a T-shirt. He was holding the hand of the little girl. And she had on . . . a bodysuit and tutu. It was definitely Birdie! 
“Oh my God. It’s them!” 
Neither of us said a word as the father and daughter approached the carousel. When they got close enough so I could finally see their faces, I gasped. “Oh my God. He’s . . .” 
Devin grabbed my hand. “I call dibs. I want to have his babies.” 
I couldn’t believe my eyes. While I was expecting a modern version of my dad twenty years ago, the man standing before me was anything but. For the record, my dad is awesome, and he’s not too shabby-looking. But this man . . . was . . . drop. Dead. Gorgeous. Wow. Just . . . yeah. Wow. 
Sebastian Maxwell had dark hair, bone structure to die for, and full, beautiful lips. I’d joked how Devin thought the guy was a super- model, but this man could actually be a supermodel. He had that longish, messy hair—the kind that he could drag a hand through, and it would look like he’d been both thoroughly f$%&ed and just finished a photo shoot. Yeah, that was him. I was absolutely, positively speechless.


VI KEELAND


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.



PENELOPE WARD


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 twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.



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Thursday, October 15, 2020

New Release Review: Take a Number by Amy Daws

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When Norah needs a date for her parent’s anniversary party and Dean needs a date for his best friend’s wedding, the two agree to something that can help them both out of a bind: Fake Dating.

The only problem? Highly flammable chemistry. 


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Title: TAKE A NUMBER 

Author: Amy Daws 

Genre: Romantic Comedy 

Release Date: October 15, 2020 

Cover Designer: Amy Daws 

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Cover Model: Philippe Belanger

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Fake dating the cute owner of a bakery Dean is an investor in sounds kind of messy…but messy can be fun.


Norah Donahue wants bakeries not babies, but her matchmaking mother won’t stop trying to play Cupid.


Dean Moser is a cocky stock market savant whose friends are all settling down, leaving Boulder’s infamous ladies’ man all alone.


When Norah needs a fake date for her parents’ anniversary party, her new silent investor is the perfect guy for the job. It seems like a foolproof plan…


That is until Norah decides to break her biggest rule and lock lips with Dean in the middle of the party to spite her meddling mother.


Turns out that Dean and Norah’s chemistry is sizzling hot, and mixing business with pleasure could turn out to be a recipe for disaster.


Or maybe they can have their cake and eat it too. 


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My review: 5 stars!
Amy Daws does it AGAIN! This bakery rom-com is fantastic and full of swoony romance, hilarious banter, and heart-tugging moments. I could not get enough of Dean and Norah and absolutely loved them together. As always, it was super fun to catch up with couples from prior books. So flipping fun!

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I prop the phone on my shoulder and begin picking up some stray trash in the alley while the line trills. 

“Hello?” Dean’s deep voice reverberates into the line, and my stomach clenches with unease. 

“Hey, Dean?” 

“Hey, sugar butt.” I can hear the laughter in his voice.

“Are you coming into the bakery today?” 

“Should I be coming into the bakery today?” 

“Oh well…that’s up to you, I was just wondering…” 

“Yes?” 

“I was wondering if you were going to have dinner tonight?” I ask a little too fast and cringe with thankfulness that he can’t see me right now. I begin to pace, hoping it will quell my nerves. 

“I eat dinner most nights, Norah.” 

“Right…of course.” I scratch the bandana on my forehead nervously. “It’s just…I had these two really nice cuts of salmon, and I was thinking about making them.” 

“That sounds nice.” 

“Do you want some?” 

“Of your salmon?” 

“Yeah…I, um…thought you could come over, and I could cook for us.” 

The line goes quiet for a second before Dean replies, “Norah, is this a booty call?” 

My eyes widen, and I cough out, “No…a booty call? No. I just…I had the salmon.” 

“So I’ve heard.” 

I exhale heavily. “Forget it, okay?” 

“Norah…”

“What?” 

“I’d love to come over and have some salmon.” 

Ugh, I hate my life. “If it’s an inconvenience, I can eat the salmon myself.” 

“Oh, can you?” he asks with a teasing tone in his voice. 

My lips thin as I sarcastically respond. “Yes…if you recall from our trip, I’m well equipped to consume on my own.” 

Dean’s deep chuckle vibrates through the line, making the hairs on my arms stand as I recall how it feels when he laughs into my neck. “I’d really hate to see you eat alone.” 

“I’m going to kill you.” 

“No, you’re not,” he replies smugly. “But hey…I’m good with hooking up tonight, but I have a better idea.” 

“What?” 

“You come over to my place and let me cook for you.” 

“What? But…the salmon,” I stutter, not really liking the idea of being out of my own space. 

“You cooked last time. It’s my turn.” 

My brows wrinkle at the loss of control, but I hear myself grumble back, “Okay then.” 

“Okay then. I’ll see you tonight.” 

“See you tonight.” 

“And Norah?” 

“What?” 

“This will get easier.” 

I sigh heavily. “You could make it easier by torturing me less, you know.” 

“But where’s the fun in that?”


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Friday, October 2, 2020

Cover Reveal: Take a Number by Amy Daws

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Fake dating the cute owner of a bakery Dean is an investor in sounds kind of messy…but messy can be fun. 

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Title: TAKE A NUMBER 

Author: Amy Daws 

Genre: Romantic Comedy 

Release Date: October 15, 2020 

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Fake dating the cute owner of a bakery Dean is an investor in sounds kind of messy…but messy can be fun.


Norah Donahue wants bakeries not babies, but her matchmaking mother won’t stop trying to play Cupid.


Dean Moser is a cocky stock market savant whose friends are all settling down, leaving Boulder’s infamous ladies’ man all alone.


When Norah needs a fake date for her parents’ anniversary party, her new silent investor is the perfect guy for the job. It seems like a foolproof plan…


That is until Norah decides to break her biggest rule and lock lips with Dean in the middle of the party to spite her meddling mother.


Turns out that Dean and Norah’s chemistry is sizzling hot, and mixing business with pleasure could turn out to be a recipe for disaster.


Or maybe they can have their cake and eat it too.


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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 October 15 release of Take A Number!

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... Read Now

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