Friday, September 29, 2023

Cover Reveal: Flame by Adriana Locke

Adriana Locke has revealed the gorgeous cover for Flame!

Releasing: November 2, 2023

Wanted: A Marriage of Convenience

I swore I would only get married if my life depended on it.

Oh, the irony.

Because the universe took that as a challenge, I’m now in the market for a husband. But if I’m going to be stuck in a temporary marriage, I want it to be with the right man.

I might as well try to enjoy this experience, right?

Considering the circumstances, I need a protector—someone who will throw down for his short-term wife with no questions asked. He’ll be fit. Intelligent. My potential short-term husband will have a dry sense of humor. And, if I’m dreaming big, he’ll be drop-dead gorgeous and a little grumpy. Hot, grumpy men are so attractive.

I mean, if a marriage of convenience is the only way out of this precarious situation, I may as well look for a perfect, broody bodyguard, right?

It could be fun. Lots of fun.

Especially if the one man I know who fits the bill will play along.

But, if Foxx Carmichael does agree to this crazy plan, for better or worse, death might do us part in a whole other way.

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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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Tuesday, September 19, 2023

New Release Review: Popularity Isn't Easy by Jillian Dodd


Popularity Isn't Easy (Eastbrooke Academy, #2)Popularity Isn't Easy by Jillian Dodd
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I was glad to be back at Eastbrooke to see what came next as Arrington got settled in for her first year of school there. Lots of boy and friend drama, fashion and high-dollar fun fill the pages and left me wanting more for sure. I actually love how author Jillian Dodd leaves us with a little cliffhanger at the end of each installment- it really builds the excitement for the next installment for me.

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New Release Review: Tempting the Player by Rebecca Jenshak

Tempting the Player by Rebecca Jenshak is now live!

He’s the last guy I should fall for.

Valley U was supposed to be my fresh start after I escaped the glitz and glam of Hollywood.

I didn’t want to be the former child star who graced TV screens across the world.

I wanted to feel normal.

When the same hot guy runs past my off-campus house every day, I assume he’s another college student.

When he protects me from boys who still think of me as the character from their teenage dreams, I think he is being kind.

When my past comes back to haunt me, he makes me feel safe.

I’m falling hard and fast for a guy I barely know.

Until I realize my mysterious new crush has a secret.

He was hired to be my undercover bodyguard.

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My review: 5 stars!

After it was revealed in the third book in the Campus Wallflowers series that mysterious Jane was actually a former teen TV star Ivy Green (think Hannah Montana) I was really excited for her story, and Tempting the Player was a happy surprise as she forms a relationship not with a college athlete, but with the secret bodyguard named Hendrick she forms a crush on before she realizes he's been hired to keep her safe. There was sort of a grumpy/sunshine dynamic between them once they actually meet and it's so cute how Jane brings him fancy coffee drinks to make him smile. I loved seeing them get to know each other and their attraction for each grow. Hendrick's house and his brothers were a hoot and added so much to the story. The suspense plot is well done. I do think this can be read just fine as a standalone, but you'll definitely want to go back and read the other books in the series to get to know the other Wallflower girls better- it's truly a great series!

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Rebecca Jenshak is a USA Today bestselling author of new adult and sports romance. She writes sexy, feel-good stories with lots of swoon-worthy moments.

Rebecca lives in Arizona. When she isn’t writing, you can find her cheering on local sports teams, hanging out with friends and family, or curled up with a good book.

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Friday, September 15, 2023

New Release Review: How to Score Off Field by Sara Ney


How to Score Off FieldHow to Score Off Field by Sara Ney
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I need to go back and re-read my reviews of the books about the other Colter brothers, because I may have said several times that several of them were my favorites. BUT! Drew really is. What a great guy! I fell hard and fast for him. He and Tess were endearingly awkward together and it was just adorable.

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Monday, September 11, 2023

New Audiobook Release Review: The Proposal by Adriana Locke


The ProposalThe Proposal by Adriana Locke
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I finished the audiobook of The Proposal with a giant smile on my face! It was everything I love about Adriana Locke books- sweet and sexy and full of fun characters. She even let us get to know a character who, up until now, has been super mysterious in her Carmichael series. Narrators John Lane and Avery Caris, who were both new to me, were fantastic and I really enjoyed their performances. I am looking forward to listening to more of their work, and as always, am looking to author Adriana Locke's next book.

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Thursday, September 7, 2023

Cover Reveal: The Rules of Dating My One-Night Stand


Title: The Rules of Dating My One-Night Stand
Authors: Penelope Ward & Vi Keeland
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Cover Design: Sommer Stein, Perfect Pear Creative
Photographer: Marq Mendez
Model: Karl Kugelmann
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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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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Monday, September 4, 2023

New Release Audiobook Review: The Deja Glitch by Holly James

The Deja GlitchThe Deja Glitch by Holly James
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I borrowed this audiobook from my local library and really enjoyed Gemma and Jack's "stuck in a time loop" story. I loved how, rather than subject us to the same events over and over, the author chose for the story to be just the last, and most important, loop through Gemma's point of view. I have a soft spot for Hallmark-ish plots and The Deja Glitch satisfied that with this fun, clean read. Kristen DiMercurio was a new-to-me narrator, and she did an excellent job.

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