Aug 03

Twisted Twosome by Meghan Quinn Review

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5 SMOOCHES!

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SYNOPSIS:

From the first day I met Racer McKay, I knew our interaction was going to be incredibly brief. First impressions really do matter and unfortunately, I didn’t make a very good one.

At the time, I didn’t think much of it. I was never going to see this man again, right?

Wrong! When I’m met with the opportunity of a lifetime, there is only one man in the state of New York who can assist me. And can you guess who it is?

But what I don’t realize is he needs me just as much as I need him. I have money he’s desperate for, and he holds the key to making my dreams come true.

So, we reluctantly join forces.

Our pranks turn from sarcastic banter, to sexual tension and lust-filled glances. Bickering matches quickly morph into slow burn moments. We’re hot, we’re cold. We push and pull. I need him, I don’t want him. We’re on the verge of combusting with an agreement dangling dangerously between us. Neither one of us can afford to lose one another and yet, we’re finding it quite hard to decipher the line that rests between love and hate

REVIEW:

I’m not going to beat around the bush here, I’m just going to tell it like it is for me: Meghan Quinn can do no wrong in my book. The way this author effortlessly blends surprisingly deep emotion into her romantic comedies is nothing short of genius. I always go into one of her books geared up to laugh myself silly with the utter absurdity that is this author’s comedic signature, and I am often heard snort-laughing through her books by my family. But, her books are so much more than just uproariously funny romantic comedies, and it’s how she continuously takes me by surprise with the powerful, heartfelt feelings she pours into her work.

Racer McKay was, by far, the most cuttingly sarcastic, obnoxious male lead that Quinn has ever written. It was really easy to hate this guy, almost too easy. But pay close attention, because this hero uses sarcasm to hide his insecurities, to shield his many layers and to guard his already battered and bruised heart. One look at Georgiana Westbrook is all it takes for Racer to know that this woman is way out of his league. He doesn’t have time for the pampered princess anyway, he needs to focus on digging himself out of a financial hole as deep as the Grand Canyon. Besides someone like her wouldn’t look twice at a flat-broke, Little-Debbie-snack-cake-addicted, blue-collar guy like him.

Georgiana Westbrook sure seems to have it all. Born to the kind of wealth and privilege that most people can only dream about, she should want for nothing. The problem is that she does want, but those wants of hers don’t align with the role her misogynistic father has assigned her in the family hierarchy. She wants more out of life than to become a philanthropically-focused-lady-who-lunches and a wealthy man’s trophy wife. But when she lays out her vision—her dream—to her father, his initial pride in her thoughtful thoroughness quickly turns into a brutal dismissal and then outright sabotage after she attempts to go it alone. Left with no other option but to hire Racer on the sly, she proposes a mutually beneficial arrangement to him. They’re both desperate, they both need each other, and as the walls come down, literally, they begin to build something truly beautiful.

I loved Georgie and Racer. The banter, the incredibly ridiculous, spot-on-spectacular banter in Twisted Twosome was some of Quinn’s best yet. Let me tell you, having read everything she’s released over the last two years, that is really saying something. Racer and Georgie’s relationship was a bit of a slow burn, but boy did it burn. This couple definitely ran each other through their paces, and in the process, Quinn took me on a full tour off all the feels. There is definitely a thin line between love and hate, and what may have started out as loathing between Racer and Georgie, quickly moved beyond lusting and blossomed into the kind of love that lasts a lifetime. As a reader who got to experience this relationship as it took root and grew, I was swept right up into this passionate, poignant and laugh-out-loud hilarious story. Five smooches from me for Meghan Quinn’s Twisted Twosome.

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Aug 02

Under Fire by Scarlett Cole Review

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5 Smooches

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Synopsis

HE CAN TAKE THE HEAT.

Hot, hard-bodied Sixten Rapp is a former SEAL who’s raring to begin his brand-new civilian life. He and his Navy “brothers” start a security firm that offers the kind of services only a team of military-trained professionals can provide. But nothing prepared Six for his new client: an innocent woman on a mission to improve thousands of lives. . . unless someone takes hers first.

CAN SHE HANDLE THE FLAMES?

Dr. Louisa North knows time is against her as she tries to create a “miracle” medical treatment for a disease with no known cure, until she creates a sample so powerful that the wrong people want to use it as a chemical weapon. At first, Six is unwilling to accept Louisa as his client. But soon he realizes that the danger is real and that there’s much more to this plain-Jane scientist…including a burning passion between them that neither of them can resist. And now that an enemy is on Louisa’s trail, Six will do whatever it takes to protect her—or die trying.

Review

Scarlett Cole simple cannot let me down. This book was the beginning of a new series from her and it is vastly different from her previous works but no less amazing. This story had everything you need in an alpha hero book. Hot ex-Navy Seal, check, smart and quirky heroine, check, tons of action and a plot that reads like a movie, check.

I could not put this story down, I could see it playing out in my head and I didn’t want to stop till I reached the end. That to me is a sign of an excellent book. Six and Louisa’s story was completely hot and suspenseful. Despite the fact that she was awkward in social situations I could feel their chemistry immediately.

I loved how completely patient and protective of Louisa. This was a great beginning to a series I am incredibly excited to read. Scarlett Cole is a go to author for me and this is yet another book where she has outdone herself.

~miranda

Aug 01

Beard In Mind by Penny Reid Release Blitz

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Beard in Mind, an all new standalone in the bestselling, romantic comedy Winston Brothers Series by Penny Reid, is LIVE!

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All is fair in love and auto maintenance.

Beau Winston is the nicest, most accommodating guy in the world. Usually.

Handsome as the devil and twice as charismatic, Beau lives a charmed life as everyone’s favorite Winston Brother. But since his twin decided to leave town, and his other brother hired a stunning human-porcupine hybrid as a replacement mechanic for their auto shop, Beau Winston’s charmed life has gone to hell in a handbasket.

Shelly Sullivan is not nice and is never accommodating. Ever.

She mumbles to herself, but won’t respond when asked a question. She glares at everyone, especially babies. She won’t shake hands with or touch another person, but has no problems cuddling with a dog. And her damn parrot speaks only in curse words.

Beau wants her gone. He wants her out of his auto shop, out of Tennessee, and out of his life.

The only problem is, learning why this porcupine wears her coat of spikes opens a Pandora’s box of complexity—exquisite, tempting, heartbreaking complexity—and Beau Winston soon discovers being nice and accommodating might mean losing what matters most.

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Jul 31

Enrage by Rachel Van Dyken Review

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5 Smooches

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Synopsis

Part of a world I loathe.
Part of a family who hates me more than I hate myself.
Living with a girl who reminds me of my darkness.
I’m. In. Hell.
Also known as the Cosa Nostra.
My life was over the minute I stepped off that plane.
Son to a murdered mob boss.
Heir to a throne of murder and lies.
My name is Dante Nicolasi.
And there will be blood.

Review

What can I say about this amazing book? While this could be a standalone I do HIGHLY recommend reading the others first, each book just adds to the large and detailed mob-centric world Rachel has created. If you go into this as a standalone there will be spoilers of previous books. You’ve been warned.

I desperately want to talk about parts of the plot of this book  . . . but I can’t and it’s killing me. I want to rant, I want to rave, and mostly I want to come up with a million different conspiracy theories that would have you realizing just how crazy I am. But to do that I would have to give too much away so, sadly, I can’t. But let me tell you how this book made me feel. I was delighted by the connection I felt between Dante and El. Pain, I felt so much pain for the hell El has been through and the internal struggles Dante is constantly living with. Heat, wow were they how, enough said. Delight, when they finally realized what we all knew and stopped avoiding the unavoidable. Surprise, you’ll see. Anticipation and hope because Rachel has never let me down.

Now, I am fully aware that out of context none of that makes a damn bit of sense but just trust that Rachel Van Dyken is a phenomenal writer and she won’t let you down.

~miranda

Jul 31

Go To Hail by Lani Lynn Vale Cover Reveal

 

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Everybody has problems. But Travis? Yeah, he has so many problems that he finds it hard to breathe sometimes.

 

He spends five years catering to his ex-wife’s every want and need—all to make it possible to continue to see his child.
He isn’t supposed to fall in love with a woman, but he does.
He isn’t supposed to find someone that is willing to put up with his ex-wife’s crazy antics, but he has.
He isn’t supposed to be happy, but he is.
And all it takes is his ex-wife finding out about his new-found peace for things to change.

 

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Hannah saw him and knew he was the one.


All it took was one look into that haunted man’s eyes, and she was lost, never to be found again.

 

 

She thinks she has it all. His love, a new baby made with that love, and a house to raise their blended family.

 

 

She’s wrong, and Travis’ ex-wife is out to prove it.

 

 

 

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Travis doesn’t deserve Hannah.  All he’s done is hurt her.

 

 

She’s done everything in her power to keep everyone happy, but the more she tries, the harder his ex-wife pushes. Until one day, there’s nothing left to push.

 

 

Hannah leaves, and Allegra wins.

 

 

But Travis isn’t willing to let her have her way any longer.

 

 

He fights back, and only gets a bullet to the chest to show for it.


I’m a married mother of three. My kids are all under 5, so I can assure you that they are a handful. I’ve been with my paramedic husband now for ten years, and we’ve produced three offspring that are nothing like us. I live in the greatest state in the world, Texas.

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Jul 28

A LIttle Bit Like Love by Brooke Blaine Release Blitz

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A Little Bit Like Love, an all-new sexy STANDALONE MM romance from Brooke Blaine is LIVE!

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Publication Date: July 27th, 2017

Genre: Contemporary Romance/MM Romance

What if you had everything in the world you wanted…except the man you’d left behind?

Jackson Davenport, the charismatic, strait-laced heir to the Davenport fortune, has a secret. One he’s been hiding since he graduated from South Haven all-boys academy—and that secret’s name is Lucas.

When a work trip takes Jackson back to his old stomping grounds, memories of the year he shared with Lucas come crashing to the surface. With growing pressure from his father to settle down and take over the family business, Jackson knows he’s on borrowed time, and sets out to find the free-spirited daredevil he once knew.

But Lucas isn’t the same man he was eight years ago.

One night. A shattered heart. And an endless parade of nameless faces. Lucas Sullivan is South Haven’s ultimate playboy, a reputation he’s honed since the only boy he ever loved left without a trace. To the world, he’s brash and confident, an in-demand artist who spends his days designing one-of-a-kind pieces and his nights as king of the downtown scene.

Many have tried and failed to get past the barrier he’s carefully constructed, but it’s the shy, studious boy he once coaxed out of his shell who still haunts him.

Maybe it was a mistake. Maybe it was lust. Or maybe…it was a little bit like love.

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About Brooke Blaine:

You could say Brooke Blaine was a book-a-holic from the time she knew how to read; she used to tell her mother that curling up with one at 4 a.m. before elementary school was her ‘quiet time.’ Not much has changed except for the espresso I.V. pump she now carries around and the size of her onesie pajamas.

She is the author of Flash Point, a romantic suspense standalone, as well as the co-author of the erotic series, A Desperate Man, with Ella Frank. The latter has scarred her conservative southern family for life, bless their hearts. Licked, a romantic comedy, will be released November 11th, 2015 and is the first in the L.A. Liaisons series.

If you’d like to get in touch with her, she’s easy to find – just keep an ear out for the Rick Astley ringtone that’s dominated her cell phone for ten years.

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Jul 28

The Brightest Sunset by Aly Martinez Blog Tour

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The conclusion of this new, highly emotional must-read duet by Aly Martinez is LIVE! Buy THE BRIGHTEST SUNSET now!

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THE BRIGHTEST SUNSET – BLURB:
 

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.

Bullshit.

Words destroyed me.

“I’m sorry. She didn’t make it.”

“Daddy, he can’t breathe!”

“There’s nothing more we can do for your son.”

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never harm me.

Lies.

Those syllables and letters became my executioner. I told myself that, if I didn’t acknowledge the pain and the fear, they would have no power over me. But, as the years passed, the hate and the anger left behind began to control me.

Two words—that was all it took to plunge my life into darkness.

“He’s gone.”

In the end, it was four soft, silky words that gave me hope of another sunrise.

“Hi. I’m Charlotte Mills.”

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Originally from Savannah, Georgia, USA Today bestselling author Aly Martinez now lives in South Carolina with her four young children.

Never one to take herself too seriously, she enjoys cheap wine, mystery leggings, and baked feta. It should be known, however, that she hates pizza and ice cream, almost as much as writing her bio in the third person.

She passes what little free time she has reading anything and everything she can get her hands on, preferably with a super-sized tumbler of wine by her side.

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Jul 28

The Study Abroad Series by Jessica Peterson Relaunch with Giveaway

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Studying Abroad Just Got a Whole Lot Sexier…

Hi there! Thank you very much for helping me spread the word about the smexy new cover launch for the STUDY ABROAD Series! I am so excited to share these covers with your readers, and hope you are, too. Be sure to post on Friday, July 28. Your followers can start reading the series for FREE, no strings attached; book #1, SPANISH LESSONS, is now free on all platforms!

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Check out the next few pages for the graphics my designer put together specifically for this launch, along with a few others I think are fun. After that, you’ll see the cover for each book, along with the buy links (I’ve also included the blurb for SPANISH LESSONS). I’ve also included my author bio and links to my social media pages.

A note about the books: the STUDY ABROAD series is a series of interconnected standalone novels. While I think it’s fun to read the series in order, you can absolutely read each book as a standalone.

Don’t forget the GIVEAWAY I’m hosting via Rafflecopter to celebrate the relaunch. I’m giving away a $10 Amazon Gift Card, along with a STUDY ABROAD prize pack, which includes ebook copies of all four books in the series! Email me if you’d like the code to embed on your website.

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I have big plans for my semester abroad in Madrid…but falling for my super hot Spanish tutor definitely isn’t one of them #HotForTeacher

Along with her BFF Maddie, Vivian hopes to indulge her inner Art History nerd by visiting the best museums in the world. She also wants to tackle more practical concerns—like a less than stellar GPA in her major, Economics—with the help of a Spanish tutor.

Madrileño Rafa Montoya is the stuff study abroad dreams are made of: super studly and super smart. He also happens to be super into Vivian. With his wicked dancing skills and his passion for the arts, he tempts her to throw caution to the wind and live out her wildest dreams.

Only problem? Maddie wants Rafa, too, and Vivian promised herself she’d never settle for second best again…not after a hookup-gone-awry last semester left her heartbroken. Is it best for Vivian to protect her heart at all costs? Or is letting Rafa in worth the risk?

 

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Jessica Peterson began reading romance to escape the decidedly unromantic awkwardness of her teenage years. Having found solace in the likes of Mr. Darcy, Jamie Fraser (OMG love the gingers!), and Edward Cullen, it wasn’t long before she began creating tall, dark and handsome heroes of her own.

She lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband, Mr. Peterson, and her smelly Goldendoodle Martha Bean. You can find her on Facebook in her readers’ group, Peterson’s Pupils, on BookBub, and on Twitter.

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Jul 27

The Difference Between Us By Rachel Higginson Review

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5 Smooches!

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Synopsis

I’m cursed.

At least when it comes to finding Mr. Right.

I’m tired of men that only want one night stands or blind dates that are nothing but awkward and uncomfortable. I’m tired of avoiding inappropriate text messages and the constant disappointment of always meeting Mr. Wrong.

After all these years of dates that lead nowhere, I can admit that it’s me. I’m the problem. I’m shy and picky and cursed. Definitely cursed.

So I’ve decided two things.

The first? I’m giving up dating and relationships and men in general. Maybe, possibly, forever.

The second? I’m going to have to try harder to avoid Ezra Baptiste.

If I couldn’t hack it in the kiddy pool of dating, I certainly can’t swim in his deep end. He’s too successful. Too intense. He’s all man when I’m used to nothing but boys pretending to be grownups. He’s everything I’m afraid to want and so far out of my league we might as well be different species entirely.

So he’ll need to find a different artist to paint his mural. And a different graphic designer to help him with his website. He’ll need to find someone else to glare at and flirt with and kiss.

It can’t be me.

We’re too different.

 

REVIEW

After reading the first book in this series, I was really excited for Ezra and Molly’s story.  I loved a good enemies to lovers and this one really took the cake.  Molly is flighty, artsy and super laid back.  Ezra is an uptight workaholic.  What happens when Ezra decides that he wants Molly to work for him?  Fireworks all over the gosh darn place.

Gah, I loved the witty banter.  The fun emails.  The ups and downs off their relationship.  The mad moments.  The funny ones.  The sexy times.  This book had a little of everything and I absolutely adored watching these two go from enemies to friends to lovers.  And Ezra really surpised me.  I didn’t expect him to be so kind.  So very good to his core.  The author threw me for a loop with his character and I ended up absolutely adoring him.

This one was really great.  A super addition to the Opposites Attract Series.  I cannot wait for more from her!

“I’m not sure I can remember a time when I didn’t want to kiss you.”

~Amie

 

 

 

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Jul 27

The Difference Between Us by Rachel Higginson Release Blitz

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I’m cursed.

At least when it comes to finding Mr. Right.

I’m tired of men that only want one night stands or blind dates that are nothing but awkward and uncomfortable. I’m tired of avoiding inappropriate text messages and the constant disappointment of always meeting Mr. Wrong.

After all these years of dates that lead nowhere, I can admit that it’s me. I’m the problem. I’m shy and picky and cursed. Definitely cursed.

So I’ve decided two things.

The first? I’m giving up dating and relationships and men in general. Maybe, possibly, forever.

The second? I’m going to have to try harder to avoid Ezra Baptiste.

If I couldn’t hack it in the kiddy pool of dating, I certainly can’t swim in his deep end. He’s too successful. Too intense. He’s all man when I’m used to nothing but boys pretending to be grownups. He’s everything I’m afraid to want and so far out of my league we might as well be different species entirely.

So he’ll need to find a different artist to paint his mural. And a different graphic designer to help him with his website. He’ll need to find someone else to glare at and flirt with and kiss.

It can’t be me.

We’re too different.

Check out our 5 smooches review HERE.

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About The Author:

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Rachel Higginson is the best-selling author of The Opposite of You, The Five Stages of Falling in Love, Every Wrong Reason, Bet on Us and The Star-Crossed Series.

She was born and raised in Nebraska, and spent her college years traveling the world. She fell in love with Eastern Europe, Paris, Indian Food and the beautiful beaches of Sri Lanka, but came back home to marry her high school sweetheart. Now she spends her days writing stories and raising five amazing kids.

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