Oct 19

Date Me Like You Mean It by R.S. Grey Cover Reveal

DATE ME LIKE YOU MEAN IT, a standalone enemies-to-lovers romantic comedy from USA Today Bestselling Author, R. S. Grey, releases November 5th, and I’m excited to share the cover with you!

TItle:  DATE ME LIKE YOU MEAN IT
Author:  R.S. GREY
Genre:  ROMANTIC COMEDY
Release Date:  NOVEMBER 5, 2020

 

I’m good at hiding my feelings.

Having to pretend I’m not in love with my best friend?

Pfft. That’s child’s play.

Here’s how I do it: I avert my eyes when he walks out of his room, shirtless in all his toned glory. I squash the butterflies that fill my stomach every time he slowly unfurls a dimpled smile.

And, most importantly, I keep an arsenal of “personal massagers” in my bedside drawer. Wink.

Not to brag, but Aiden Smith isn’t hard to resist if you’ve been doing it for as long as I have.

In fact, we might have continued as best friends forever if not for the fact that I needed him to play the part of my fake boyfriend.

Date me like you mean it, I told him. Nudge nudge. C’mon, just go along with a little lie, help a girl out, and then we can all return to life as we know it.

Except he veered from the plan.

He crossed the line.

Flirting with me when no one else was around? Pinning me down and kissing me like that?

Okay, how exactly is taking off my bra part of the ruse, Aiden?!

I’d ask him about it if I could, but well…things got ugly and we’re not best friends anymore.

In fact, we’re the exact opposite.

Now, I have to play nice even though I want to crush his heart in the palm of my hand.

Pretending not to love Aiden was the easy part.

Pretending not to hate him?

Well…I might need a little more practice.

 

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R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of over twenty novels. She lives in Texas with her husband and daughter, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com

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Oct 16

One Exquisite Touch by Lauren Blakely Release Blitz with Excerpt

ONE EXQUISITE TOUCH, an enemies-to-lovers forbidden romance from #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Lauren Blakely, is available in audio and eBook now! Order your copy today, and dive into this sexy story that readers–me included–are calling Lauren Blakely’s most daring book ever!

 

ONE EXQUISITE TOUCH (The Extravagant #1) by Lauren Blakely
Release Date: October 16th

 

A sexy rivals-to-lovers standalone, rich with masquerades, billionaires and forbidden trysts!

When the invitation arrived, it detailed the rules of the masquerade — no names, no identities.

I set one more— find a most wicked man for one night.

The kind who’ll bring me deliciously naughty pleasure in dark corners.

But as the clock ticks to midnight, he finds me, whisks me away to a secret alcove, and delivers all that dirty bliss and then some.

We make arrangements for another secret rendez vous before I rush out of the ball.

But fate has other plans, since I see my most wicked man the next morning. Because that man is the billionaire owner of the hotel across the Strip from mine.

My rival. My enemy.

We vie for business every second of every day, so the last thing I can do is let him in my bed at night.

I give in one final time, in a daring, risqué game of chance, and then I vow to resist.

And that’s what I do every time I see him, every time I get to know the brilliant, mercurial man who wants a piece of my business.

Until the night he ups the stakes.

And I have no choice but to see his bet and raise it.

ONE EXQUISITE TOUCH is a wickedly racy, high-stakes love story between a man and a woman. It also features several sexy MFM love scenes.

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One Exquisite Touch is a standalone in The Extravagant series. Other standalones include One Night Only, and One Alluring Chance. The book One Time Only is a standalone MM spinoff in The Extravagant world.

 

 

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Check out this excerpt for a taste of this deliciously sexy novel!

Standing in front of the glass window overlooking the casino is a stunning woman in a red dress with a zipper all the way down the back.

I want to unzip it with my teeth.

Her blonde hair is twisted neat and tight in a clip. Those silky strands remind me of my stranger. That clip, too, reminds me of the one she left behind that night. The barrette I picked up when she scurried away. The barrette I plan to give her next weekend at the party.

But right now, I’m not thinking of my stranger, because I’m too busy admiring the view in front of me.

That body. That ass. Those legs.

She stands at the window, hands on the sill, gazing at her empire below.

She looks powerful, and power looks so damn good on a woman, especially when a powerful woman gets on her knees at your command.

I’d like to put her on her knees.

 

 

 

 


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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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Oct 16

One Exquisite Touch by Lauren Blakely Review

5 SMOOCHES!

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SYNOPSIS:

A sexy rivals-to-lovers standalone, rich with masquerades, billionaires and forbidden trysts!

When the invitation arrived, it detailed the rules of the masquerade — no names, no identities.

I set one more— find a most wicked man for one night.

The kind who’ll bring me deliciously naughty pleasure in dark corners.

But as the clock ticks to midnight, he finds me, whisks me away to a secret alcove, and delivers all that dirty bliss and then some.

We make arrangements for another secret rendez vous before I rush out of the ball.

But fate has other plans, since I see my most wicked man the next morning. Because that man is the billionaire owner of the hotel across the Strip from mine.

My rival. My enemy.

We vie for business every second of every day, so the last thing I can do is let him in my bed at night.

I give in one final time, in a daring, risqué game of chance, and then I vow to resist.

And that’s what I do every time I see him, every time I get to know the brilliant, mercurial man who wants a piece of my business.

Until the night he ups the stakes.

And I have no choice but to see his bet and raise it.

ONE EXQUISITE TOUCH is a wickedly racy, high-stakes love story between a man and a woman. It also features several sexy MFM love scenes.

* * * * * * * * * *

REVIEW:

Lauren Blakely is back with another After Dark rendezvous in Vegas with One Exquisite Touch, a breathtaking new enemies-to-lovers romance in the Extravagant series. In these uniquely conceptualized stories, Blakely moves beyond her much beloved contemporary romances and romantic comedies to push boundaries and fulfill fantasies with these titillating romances.

“There is no shame in sex unless you bring it there. There is no shame in desire. There is no shame in wanting. If everyone consents and everyone is safe, that’s really all that matters.”

This quote is not only solid advice from a wise friend to the heroine, it is also a spot-on depiction of the entire feel of this book, this series, this entire catalog of stories from Blakely. Desire, want and need are all natural human emotions, and it was a good reminder to the heroine—and the rest of us as we embark on this journey with these characters—that there is no shame in seeking pleasure, in a safe and consensual scenario, unless you introduce it.

One Exquisite Touch begins at a masquerade ball, with a couple of billionaires and a fiery, forbidden tryst. Hotel CEO, Sage Carmichael, is not looking for her Prince Charming—she’s looking for a wicked prince to help her quench a desire she can’t quite name. In a darkened corner, she finds just that in Cole Donovan—and his best friend and business partner, Daniel. Passion ignites, blood sings, bodies hum… until realization sets in when the masks come off at a meeting between business rivals. The thing is that this little encounter was so much more than a stolen moment, though, and I gobbled up this story as the characters came to terms with that.

Daniel and Cole were very much in sync in their pursuit of Sage, no doubt a result of their long-standing friendship, and their single-minded, laser-focused attention on Sage was positively exhilarating. But as a female reader well into adulthood, it was experiencing Sage coming into her own as she explored her sexuality that kept me glued to my Kindle. Blakely captured the essence of those passionate moments and that consuming chemistry with hair-raising intensity and mesmerizingly vivid imagery. Of course, it wouldn’t be a proper Lauren Blakely novel without a gorgeous love story, and there was a fantastic one here, too.

Blakely takes it to new heights of adventurism in One Exquisite Touch, an unputdownable story of the unabashed pursuit pleasure with the sweet surprise of discovering love in the process. This is Blakely’s boldest, most daring and thrilling romance to date, and I positively inhaled it in a single sitting. This author’s work always impresses me, but when she stretches her wings and takes a chance with more risqué material, she delivers something truly special and memorable, and I am a grateful reader for her brave storytelling. Five smooches from me for One Exquisite Touch by Lauren Blakely!

~Danielle Palumbo

 

 

 


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Oct 16

Single Dad Seeks Juliet by Max Monroe Blog Tour

SINGLE DAD SEEKS JULIET, an all-new laugh out loud rom com from New York Times bestselling author, Max Monroe, is available now!

 

Dear Internet: Am I a horrible person for wanting to sabotage my work assignment—completely wreck a dating contest—because I hate the idea of love?

I know it sounds bad, but just hear me out, okay?

I (33F) work at a local paper, and two months ago, my editor assigned me a huge project—run the upcoming, highly anticipated Bachelor Anonymous contest.

In essence, I’m supposed to help a reader-nominated bachelor find his special someone, and while I should be excited to handle something of this magnitude solo, I can’t help but get queasy over how gross it feels.

Like, how cheesy could this thing get?

Not to mention, I’m the last person who should be involved in this—my dating and relationship history is a cluster. Generally, the person in charge of these things shouldn’t fantasize about lighting the whole three-ring dating circus on fire.

Anyway, men from all over Southern California, vying for the coveted bachelor role, submitted their personal ads to my paper. The readers voted, and Single Dad Seeks Juliet won by a landslide.

Enter Mr. Bachelor Anonymous (40M), the single dad Romeo seeking his Juliet.

Blah, blah, blah, right? Wrong.

You guys—and I cannot stress this enough—this guy is the ultimate man in a six-foot-three, chiseled-muscle, freaking Adonis package with aquamarine eyes that would haunt the dreams of an insomniac.

He’s a former Navy SEAL, successful business owner, motocross-riding, charming, supportive, funny-as-heck single dad, and the more time I spend with him, the more I want to bring this contest thing crumbling to the ground for an entirely different reason.

Real talk: I think I’m falling for him.

Me, the woman who despises love, might be falling for the completely off-limits Bachelor who I’m ironically assigned to help find love, while five other women think they’re the only contestants competing for his heart.

So, Internet. Am I scum? Or is all fair in love and war?

 

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About Max Monroe:

A duo of romance authors team up under the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling pseudonym Max Monroe to bring you sexy, laugh-out-loud reads.

Max Monroe is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author of more than ten contemporary romance titles. Favorite writing partners and long time friends, Max and Monroe strive to live and write all the fun, sexy swoon so often missing from their Facebook newsfeed. Sarcastic by nature, their two writing souls feel like they’ve found their other half. This is their most favorite adventure thus far.

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Oct 16

Single Dad Seeks Juliet by Max Monroe Review

5 SMOOCHES!

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SYNOPSIS:

Dear Internet: Am I a horrible person for wanting to sabotage my work assignment—completely wreck a dating contest—because I hate the idea of love?

I know it sounds bad, but just hear me out, okay?

I (33F) work at a local paper, and two months ago, my editor assigned me a huge project—run the upcoming, highly anticipated Bachelor Anonymous contest.

In essence, I’m supposed to help a reader-nominated bachelor find his special someone, and while I should be excited to handle something of this magnitude solo, I can’t help but get queasy over how gross it feels.

Like, how cheesy could this thing get?

Not to mention, I’m the last person who should be involved in this—my dating and relationship history is a cluster. Generally, the person in charge of these things shouldn’t fantasize about lighting the whole three-ring dating circus on fire.

Anyway, men from all over Southern California, vying for the coveted bachelor role, submitted their personal ads to my paper. The readers voted, and Single Dad Seeks Juliet won by a landslide.

Enter Mr. Bachelor Anonymous (40M), the single dad Romeo seeking his Juliet.

Blah, blah, blah, right? Wrong.

You guys—and I cannot stress this enough—this guy is the ultimate man in a six-foot-three, chiseled-muscle, freaking Adonis package with aquamarine eyes that would haunt the dreams of an insomniac.

He’s a former Navy SEAL, successful business owner, motocross-riding, charming, supportive, funny-as-heck single dad, and the more time I spend with him, the more I want to bring this contest thing crumbling to the ground for an entirely different reason.

Real talk: I think I’m falling for him.

Me, the woman who despises love, might be falling for the completely off-limits Bachelor who I’m ironically assigned to help find love, while five other women think they’re the only contestants competing for his heart.

So, Internet. Am I scum? Or is all fair in love and war?

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REVIEW:

Well, it seems that the talented romcom-writing duo, Max Monroe, has kicked off what promises to be another must-read series with Single Dad Seeks Juliet—or, at least, I hope they have. I have to be honest, there hasn’t been a single book these two have written that I haven’t enjoyed. Their stories are romcom gold – the trifecta of story and steam with the kind of humor that skirts the edge of ridiculous – and I am here for every single word of them. Endearingly genuine and relatable main characters make these stories the kind a reader cannot help but get lost in, and the side characters are just as integral by rounding these stories into fully satisfying, rich reading experiences.

Single Dad Seeks Juliet is great example of the fiery, funny and fantastically well written story that their readers have come to expect from Max and Monroe. Brimming with humor, snappy banter and smoking hot chemistry, Jake and Holley’s sweet romance pulled me right in. A fresh, entertaining plot loosely based on a very current concept, former Navy SEAL and single dad, Jake, gets shanghai’d into participating in a matching-making contest a la The Bachelor sponsored by his local newspaper. An irresistibly sexy and heart-meltingly swoony hero, Jake’s Adonis-like good looks were definitely a plus, but it was the way he was such a great dad to his teen daughter, Chloe, that stole my heart. Recently burned by love, Holley is the reporter assigned to this story, and she couldn’t be more against the idea. I loved these two instantly. Their chemistry was so effortlessly natural, and I wanted them together from that first dip in the ocean. Where Jake was calm, confident and in command, Holley was an lovable combination of clumsy, amusingly awkward and a little bit dorky and it just upped her charm factor. While not at all angsty, there were still some feels to be had here, too, just not of the heart-breaking variety.

Single Dad Seeks Juliet was a wonderfully uncomplicated, easy-breezy, pleasure to read, and I enjoyed every single second of Holley from The Tribune and Jake from the ocean’s journey to happily ever after. Heart soaring, cheeks flushing and smiling from cover-to-cover, I devoured this unputdownable romcom in a day. My fingers are crossed that there will be more single dad romcoms (ahem, Garrett!) born from this series—and soon! Single Dad Seeks Juliet by Max Monroe gets five smooches from me!

~Danielle Palumbo

 

 


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Oct 15

Grip, A Driven Novel, by Lacey Black Release Blitz

Lacey Black’s Grip is a second-chance, surprise-baby contemporary romance written in K. Bromberg’s Driven World project, and it’s available now!

GRIP, A DRIVEN NOVEL 
Author:  LACEY BLACK
Genre:  CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE 
Release Date:  OCTOBER 15, 2020

 

Mack
I live to race. It’s in my blood–the smell of dirt and gasoline, the fast cars, the screaming fans. I was the king of a small track in Missouri with the world at my fingertips. I even had the girl, until a call came from the infamous Colton Donavan. I had a choice to make: my dream or the woman I loved. I couldn’t have both.

When an unexpected surprise shows up on my doorstep in the form of a baby, there’s only one woman I trust enough to help me. Lena Stanley, the one I left behind. But being in close proximity to her reminds me of what we used to have, and what I still want. Her.

Lena
The day he walked away to chase his dream was the hardest day of my life, but I powered through. I could never ask Mack to choose between me and the opportunity of a lifetime. That’s why I pushed him toward the latter, despite the heartache it caused.

Now, he needs my help. The problem is it’s hard to keep old feelings buried. Despite my best efforts, our connection is too powerful to deny. However, as our short time together draws to a close, I have another difficult choice to make. Only this time, I’m not just walking away from him, but his son too.

 

 

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“Full of heat and heart, a bit of angst, and plenty of steam and swoon…”  ~Danielle, Red Cheeks Reads

 

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Grip is written in New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg’s Driven World, which is one of two KB Worlds projects. With over 100 authors, who were selected by and are working with K. Bromberg, these stories are fan fiction at its finest—and sexiest. Devoted fans of the Driven and Everyday Heroes series will have the opportunity to revisit their favorite characters and settings. Lacey Black is returning to the Driven racetrack and putting her spin on this smoking hot, fast-paced and addictive world. You can find out more about K. Bromberg and the KB Worlds at kbworlds.com.

 

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ABOUT LACEY BLACK:

Lacey Black is a Midwestern girl with a passion for reading and writing. She carries her e-reader with her everywhere she goes so she never misses an opportunity to read a few pages. Always looking for a happily ever after, Lacey is passionate about contemporary romance novels and enjoys it further when you mix in a little suspense. She resides in a small town in Illinois with her husband, two children, and a chocolate lab. Lacey loves shooting guns and should only consume one mixed drink because she’s a lightweight.

 

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Oct 15

Grip, A Driven Novel, by Lacey Black Review

5 SMOOCHES!

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SYNOPSIS:

Mack
I live to race. It’s in my blood–the smell of dirt and gasoline, the fast cars, the screaming fans. I was the king of a small track in Missouri with the world at my fingertips. I even had the girl, until a call came from the infamous Colton Donavan. I had a choice to make: my dream or the woman I loved. I couldn’t have both.

When an unexpected surprise shows up on my doorstep in the form of a baby, there’s only one woman I trust enough to help me. Lena Stanley, the one I left behind. But being in close proximity to her reminds me of what we used to have, and what I still want. Her.

Lena
The day he walked away to chase his dream was the hardest day of my life, but I powered through. I could never ask Mack to choose between me and the opportunity of a lifetime. That’s why I pushed him toward the latter, despite the heartache it caused.

Now, he needs my help. The problem is it’s hard to keep old feelings buried. Despite my best efforts, our connection is too powerful to deny. However, as our short time together draws to a close, I have another difficult choice to make. Only this time, I’m not just walking away from him, but his son too.

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REVIEW:

I’m a huge fan of Lacey Black’s, and her small town romances are among my favorite stories to read. When she announced her participation in K. Bromberg’s Driven world project, despite not having read that series (I know, I know!), I was excited. I absolutely love second-chance romances and Lacey has written several amazing ones. She also released a series of surprise baby romances a few years ago that was absolutely fantastic. So I knew combing those two tropes in K. Bromberg’s high-energy racing world would produce magic, and I wasn’t wrong.

Grip was a fantastic example of Lacey Black’s talent as an author. Blending tropes is something she does well, and she painted a moving picture of this couple’s rich history that drew me right in and kept me hooked. My emotions were all over the place reading this book, and it was a completely consuming read. Full of heat and heart, a bit of angst, and plenty of steam and swoon, Grip was not only a wonderful addition to Lacey’s catalog, but also a fabulous entry point to the Driven world. Five smooches from me for Grip by Lacey Black!

~Danielle Palumbo

 

 


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Oct 15

The Bribe by Willa Nash Release Blitz with Excerpt

THE BRIBE, a suspenseful new smalltown romance from USA Today Bestselling Author, Devney Perry writing as Willa Nash, is now available and free in Kindle Unlimited! 

Title:  THE BRIBE

Series:  CALAMITY MONTANA (#1)

Author:  WILLA NASH

Genre:  CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE

Release Date:  OCTOBER 15, 2020

 

Duke Evans didn’t expect to interrupt a beautiful woman in a staring contest with a bison on his favorite hiking trail. He also didn’t expect to see her again after rescuing her from the surly beast. As the sheriff in Calamity, Montana, he’s had his fair share of surprises but none as pleasant as pulling over a shiny black car and finding his mysterious hiking companion behind the wheel.

Only, she lied to Duke. She gave him a name as fake as her hair color. According to her driver’s license, her real name is Lucy Ross, the famous country music singer whose sudden disappearance has been a hot topic in the media over the past two weeks.

He’s not sure why Lucy lied about her identity or why she’s in Calamity. And she’s not talking. Instead, she offers him a bribe to keep her secret.

But Duke doesn’t want her money. He wants to know why this woman is on the run. And as long as the star shines on his badge, he’s going to find out.

 

 

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EXCERPT:

Duke Evans was as addictive as hot stage lights and a silky, Southern twang.

He’d almost kissed me. And I’d almost let him. I’d find a way to get over this bribe issue if it meant indulging my crush on the local sheriff. Sure, things would get awkward when I brought him a wad of cash. After all, maybe the reason he’d almost kissed me was for the money.

The woman who hadn’t been kissed in a long, long time didn’t care.

“What’s your plan for the rest of the day?” Duke asked as he drove toward the farmhouse. He rolled down the windows and the breeze tousled the long strands of hair that had escaped his hat.

“Not much. I’ve been on a baking spree.”

“What’d you make?” he asked, his voice low and smooth.

Duke drove with one hand on the wheel while his other arm was propped on the console between us. I hadn’t really noticed a man’s driving posture before, but as with everything Duke, the should-have-been-mundane details jumped out at me like fireworks. His entire demeanor shouted confidence. He was so relaxed in his skin and sexy as hell. The man was driving and I was practically drooling.

He glanced over and raised an eyebrow. Right. He’d asked me a question.

I faced forward and unscrambled my brain. “Cookies. Cinnamon rolls. Banana muffins.”

“You’ve been busy.”

“There’s not much else for me to do. Going from a hare’s speed to turtle pace has been an adjustment. At this point, I’m searching for things to do. Hence the running this morning.”

“My mom’s a teacher. She always says it takes her a couple of weeks every summer to slow down and transition from kid wrangler to domestic goddess.” He reached into the cupholder and plucked out a packet of gum.

“Want one?”

“Sure.” I unfolded the wrapper and popped the sweet mint stick into my mouth as he did the same, then I opened my mouth to say something and . . .whoa.

We were rolling through a different neighborhood than the one I’d walked through, but instead of staring at the homes and getting my bearings, my attention was locked on the bob of Duke’s Adam’s apple and the flex of his strong, square jaw.

I bet he had a talented tongue. My experience with men was relatively limited—fame was a jealous lover and wanted nothing more than your undivided attention—but if a man could chew gum like that, I bet his tongue knew its way around a woman’s lips.

And other places.

 

 


About Willa Nash:

Willa Nash is USA Today Bestselling Author Devney Perry’s alter ego, writing contemporary romance stories for Kindle Unlimited. Lover of Swedish Fish, hater of laundry, she lives in Washington State with her husband and two sons. She was born and raised in Montana and has a passion for writing books in the state she calls home.

 

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Oct 15

The Bribe by Willa Nash Review

5 SMOOCHES!

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SYNOPSIS:

Duke Evans didn’t expect to interrupt a beautiful woman in a staring contest with a bison on his favorite hiking trail. He also didn’t expect to see her again after rescuing her from the surly beast. As the sheriff in Calamity, Montana, he’s had his fair share of surprises but none as pleasant as pulling over a shiny black car and finding his mysterious hiking companion behind the wheel.

Only, she lied to Duke. She gave him a name as fake as her hair color. According to her driver’s license, her real name is Lucy Ross, the famous country music singer whose sudden disappearance has been a hot topic in the media over the past two weeks.

He’s not sure why Lucy lied about her identity or why she’s in Calamity. And she’s not talking. Instead, she offers him a bribe to keep her secret.

But Duke doesn’t want her money. He wants to know why this woman is on the run. And as long as the star shines on his badge, he’s going to find out.

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REVIEW:

Willa Nash may be the alter ego of USA Today Bestseller, Devney Perry, but her writing style is the wonderfully familiar blend of emotion, heat and suspense that I’ve come to adore about her storytelling. From the small town backdrop and the endearingly down-to-earth characters, her books are as much a love letter to Montana as they are a love story, and through her words and descriptions, I’ve fallen hard for this state, one I’ve never set foot in.

The Bribe kicks off the brand-new Calamity, Montana series, and it features a country superstar desperate to escape everything about her life and a smalltown sheriff deeply rooted in his. While not exactly cute, Duke and Lucy’s first meeting was definitely memorable, but it was their second meeting that really got things going. Lucy is in Calamity, hiding out and laying low, and Duke wants to know why. Not sure if she can trust this man, a virtual stranger, with the truth, she makes a proposition, but Duke sets some terms of his own.

Duke and Lucy’s chemistry explodes off the page, and they’re like magnets—constantly drawn to each other. Devastatingly handsome Duke is what I like to call a compassionate alpha – he has that commanding presence, that in-charge vibe, but he’s not quite so in your face about it. Like Lucy, I lapped it up like a cool drink after a long hike through Yellowstone. Lucy may be a world-famous country megastar with a team of people to support her brand and scores of adoring fans, but she’s lost and alone, mentally and emotionally exhausted from by it all. Calamity offers her a much needed respite from the spotlight, and for the first time in a long time, she finds safety and comfort in the town—and in Duke.

As a huge fan of Devney Perry’s, I had high expectations for her Willa Nash debut. I was not disappointed, though, to be honest, I didn’t expect to be. Perry as Willa Nash penned a moving, consuming, heart-flutteringly sexy love story in The Bribe that was low on the angst but high on emotion and substance. Duke and Lucy’s romance was a thoroughly addictive pleasure to read that I devoured it in a single sitting, and I’m on the edge of my seat, eager to head back to Calamity. Five smooches from me for The Bribe by Willa Nash!

~Danielle Palumbo

 

 


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Oct 14

Overdue by Miranda Elaine Blog Tour with Excerpt

 

OVERDUE, a swoon-worthy best-friends-to-lovers standalone romance from Miranda Elaine, is available now!

 

Growing up, Griffin Thorne was the most annoying, adorable, and infuriating boy I’d ever met. I told myself I wanted nothing to do with him, but no matter how much I tried to hate him, that crazy boy somehow became my best friend.

As teenagers, we were inseparable. Despite the high school rumors, we never crossed any lines. Friends forever. That was our motto.

Griffin grew up to become a smoking hot firefighter and I got my dream job as the town librarian. Life was perfect. However, when tragedy strikes and we’re forced to move in together, our friendship is put to the biggest test yet.

Do I risk everything for the chance at an epic love? If I follow my heart, I could lose my best friend. But if it works, we could finally get our very own Happily Ever After.

 

 

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“…a sexy and heartwarming story brimming with humor and endearing characters.” ~Danielle, Red Cheeks Reads

 

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EXCERPT:

It doesn’t take long to get to Jack’s place. Griffin and he have been working together for years. Jack has always been the biggest flirt and serial dater up until he met Shelby.

But in the span of the eighteen months, he met her, got married in Vegas, and had a kid.

It was a quick courtship.

Shelby works as an interior designer on the island. She fixes up huge houses for the rich people who will only use them for a couple of months a year. The cookout this weekend was her idea since starting Monday she’s finally back at work since having their baby, Ava, two months ago. She doesn’t really have any coworkers other than her assistant, Sarah, so Jack invited all the other firefighters and their families over too.

We park on the street along with a half dozen other trucks and a few minivans from the family men. He’s out of the truck and over on my side before I can even get my things together.

“Hand it over,” he demands, his palm up waiting for me to comply.

I play dumb, wide eyes and innocence on my face. “What are you talking about?” I climb down the too big truck, trying desperately not to fall over . . . again.

“The book that’s hiding in your bag, Leni.” He points to the tote bag hanging to my side. “Come on now, give it to me. Easiest way for you not to give in to the desire to hide and read is to remove the temptation.”

“I left my book at home. Remember, you saw me set it down.” I play dumb.

“I’ve known you since we were nine. If you think I don’t know that you have a backup book in that bag, then you’re dead wrong.”

“Ugh!” I sigh dramatically as I pull out my well-loved copy of Emma and place it in his hand. He gently tosses it onto my seat, and I smack his shoulder as he does. He knows better than to throw around my books.

“Great, now the Kindle.” His voice is stern, and I know he means it.

“Seriously? Griffin, this is not cool. I’m a grown woman. I can go a few hours without reading.”

“Sure, you can. But I know you’ll get overwhelmed by the chaos that is definitely happening in there and you’ll retreat to a quiet corner.” He leans in close enough to me that I can smell his subtle cologne and shoves his hand deep into the tote, pulling my Kindle out in one fast swipe.

“Don’t you firefighters take obeying the law seriously?” I snark at him. “Seems to me you’re stealing my possessions and my lifeline.”

“Sue me. Hell, march downtown and file a report with any cop there. Good luck getting them to pursue it. I think they have much bigger fish to fry than me holding onto your electronics while we are at a social gathering. Don’t you think?”

“Grrr,” I growl at him before stomping off toward the gate with him on my heels. Before I can even acknowledge what is happening, he’s caught up to me and has me caged between him and the gate. I work hard to steady my breath, refusing to let him see how his closeness affects me. I feel his hand slide into the back pocket of my overalls. As quick as it’s there, it’s gone, along with my cell phone. The backup to my backup plan.

“I told you, Leni, I know you. You can have this with your Kindle app back on the way home!” he yells out to me as I let the gate behind me slam in front of him.

With a huff, I turn, open the gate, and storm angrily through it. Caught in a fit of laughter, he stands there watching me leave him behind. With the loud sound of the metal gate slamming behind me mixed with the booming laughter coming from Griffin, the party seems to come to a complete standstill.

Great . . . everyone is looking my way and my first instinct is to turn and run. But to prove to him I can do this, I stand tall, throw my long red hair over my shoulder, and march myself over to Shelby.

 

 

 


About Miranda Elaine:

Miranda is a loving wife and barely surviving mother of three occasionally good kids. Her hobbies include lying to herself about the calories in donuts and banana pudding, as well as running out of excuses when procrastinating. She’s been an avid reader since she was a young girl. Whether she’s by the pool, curled up in bed, or hiding in the closet, as long as she has a book in her hands she’s happy.

 

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