EXCERPT REVEAL: So This Is War by Meghan Quinn

SO THIS IS WAR, a new forbidden workplace sports romance from USA Today Bestselling Author, Meghan Quinn, releases June 25th, and I’ve got a sneak peek!

 

 

I would give up anything to claim her as mine–too bad she’s my coach’s daughter…

 

 

Did I think I was going to fall for my coach’s daughter?

The answer would be no.

I’m still unclear on how I got into this predicament in the first place. A year ago, I was a man with one thought on his mind, the redhead I met at a hotel bar. Twelve months later, I found her.

Unfortunately for me, she not only happens to be my very off-limits coach’s daughter, but also . . . my new assistant and roommate.

I don’t even need an assistant, but Coach Wood doesn’t take no for an answer. Add in him writing up tasks for his daughter, Wylie, to complete for me? Well, it’s his own form of sweet torture. We are talking tasks that I would never ask her to do.

Tasks that make her despise me.

Hate me.

That make her utter four words that cause a shiver to crawl up my spine . . . Posey, this is war.

 

 

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EXCERPT:

 

**LEVI**

“I want him off my fucking team. Now!”

My testicles shrivel into dust as Coach Wood screams at Andie Lintour, the general manager for the Vancouver Agitators.

Spittle flies off his lip.

Eyebrows are slanted like knives, ready to strike.

And the veins in his neck protrude, making me question if it will be his hands that choke me or the scary, pulsing veins.

“Will, we can’t—”

“He was fucking my daughter! We can do whatever the hell I say.”

Did you wince? Because I did.

I know what you’re thinking. Posey, you’re about to lose your life at the hands of your fuming, spitting, hulking-out coach. And your assessment of the situation is a fair and accurate one.

Because yes, I’ve never felt closer to death than at this moment right now.

To bring you up to speed, yes, I was fucking his daughter.

Yes, it was in the locker room.

Yes, it was out in the open where anyone could walk in.

Was it stupid? Absolutely.

Have I lost my mind? One hundred percent.

Do I have any defense? Not one.

Nope, this was pure stupidity. This was a move by a desperate man brought to his knees.

A weak man.

A man with no morals.

A man infatuated with a woman he can’t control himself around.

“I understand the circumstances,” Andie says in her calming voice, “but we can’t get rid of a player because he was having relations with your daughter. Posey is one of the best defensemen in the entire league.” If I wasn’t so terrified, I’d puff my chest. “He’s under a no-trade clause. Even if we wanted to get rid of him, we couldn’t.”

I’m not sure if I should be grateful for that clause because, at the moment, it wouldn’t hurt to at least escape the darkness of death clouding Coach Wood’s expression.

“Then he’s benched,” Wood says as he looks me in the eyes, nostrils flaring. “Did you hear that, you bologna-loving motherfucker? You’re benched.”

I swallow deeply as I dig my fingertips into the armrests of my chair. Not sure why he had to drag the bologna into this, but I don’t bother asking as the vein in his bald head looks like it’s maxed out on stress. “I, uh, yes, I heard you the first time,” I say, causing him to grow angrier.

“Once again, Will, I don’t believe we can do that. We pay him a lot of money—”

“We do.” Will paces his office, and every time he goes near me, my ass clenches in anticipation of a ninja knife hand right to my trachea. “We pay him plenty of money, so why don’t we just put him on the injured list, say he has a sore toe, and then he can figure out with his agent what he’s doing for next year because he sure as fuck won’t be playing on my ice.”

Now, is Coach Wood being a touch extreme? Some might say yes without any context because who really wants to bench their starting defenseman? It’s not the smartest move as a coach, but the man has a good reason.

And sure, I shouldn’t be taking his side. I should be defending myself and the ability to have sexual relations with anyone I damn well please, but here’s the thing . . . the situation runs a little deeper than what you see on the surface.

It’s more complicated.

I didn’t just fuck some random girl on an arbitrary day in our locker room.

The coach’s daughter was riding me, completely naked, in the middle of the locker room after he struck a deal with me to hire his daughter as my assistant to teach her a lesson.

And before you even ask, no, the lesson was not on the science of how the penis meets the vagina.

It was a tough lesson about life.

So yeah, this really is on me.

**Raises hand** Yup, I take the blame.

Guilty.

The only question is, how the hell am I going to get around this? From the way he spoke so cruelly of my precious bologna, I don’t think offering him a daily sandwich—made by yours truly—is going to mend the severed ties we’ve created.

Nope, this will take a monumental, epic proposal of apologies, especially if I want to stay on this team. Which I do. My boys are here. My life is here.

She’s here . . .

Which means I need a plan.

But I swore I wouldn’t get them involved.

I said over and over again that I wouldn’t use their idiotic advice or poorly constructed ideas, but I think desperate times call for desperate measures.

It’s time to call on the Frozen Fellas.

 

 

 


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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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RELEASE BLITZ: Time For Change by Lacey Black

TIME FOR CHANGE, an opposites attract, age-gap, single dad small town romance from USA Today Bestselling Author, Lacey Black, is available now!

 

 

It may come down to an impossible decision: my kids or the woman I want to spend my life with…

 

 

Stevie

There’s nothing more liberating than picking up your life and relocating. I needed a fresh start, desperately looking to get away from my past. Stewart Grove is such a cute small town and seems like the perfect place to settle. Add in the fact I got a job serving at the popular Burgers and Brew restaurant, and everything seems to be clicking into place.

Then single dad Jack Harper sat down at one of my tables and turned my world upside down.

I wasn’t expecting to meet a man so quickly after moving, let alone one ten years my senior, but there’s no denying the instant connection. The problem is, I carry a secret. One that could destroy this new life I’m creating.

I just pray it all doesn’t blow up in my face.

Jack

Weekends are spent with my kids. As a local electrician and business owner, I don’t exactly work your typical nine-to-five job. Add in co-parenting with my ex-wife, and there isn’t a lot of free time for myself. Dates have always been an afterthought, especially when the few I’ve been on didn’t go well. I’m content with just being Dad, making sure my kids always come first.

Then I met her.

Stevie Clement is completely unexpected in the best sort of way, and I find myself drawn to her like I’ve never experienced. I want all of her time, in my life and in my bed.

However, it may come down to an impossible decision: my kids or the woman I want to spend my life with.

 

 

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USA Today Bestselling Author Lacey Black is a Midwestern girl with a passion for reading, writing, and shopping. 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 three rowdy chickens.

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REVIEW: Time For Change by Lacey Black

5 SMOOCHES!

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SYNOPSIS:

Stevie

There’s nothing more liberating than picking up your life and relocating. I needed a fresh start, desperately looking to get away from my past. Stewart Grove is such a cute small town and seems like the perfect place to settle. Add in the fact I got a job serving at the popular Burgers and Brew restaurant, and everything seems to be clicking into place.

Then single dad Jack Harper sat down at one of my tables and turned my world upside down.

I wasn’t expecting to meet a man so quickly after moving, let alone one ten years my senior, but there’s no denying the instant connection. The problem is, I carry a secret. One that could destroy this new life I’m creating.

I just pray it all doesn’t blow up in my face.

Jack

Weekends are spent with my kids. As a local electrician and business owner, I don’t exactly work your typical nine-to-five job. Add in co-parenting with my ex-wife, and there isn’t a lot of free time for myself. Dates have always been an afterthought, especially when the few I’ve been on didn’t go well. I’m content with just being Dad, making sure my kids always come first.

Then I met her.

Stevie Clement is completely unexpected in the best sort of way, and I find myself drawn to her like I’ve never experienced. I want all of her time, in my life and in my bed.

However, it may come down to an impossible decision: my kids or the woman I want to spend my life with.

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REVIEW:

Lacey Black heads back to the beloved town of Stewart Grove in Time for Change, the latest addition to her Burgers & Brew Crüe series. Stevie, a spirited and resilient heroine with a tragic past, arrives in Stewart Grove seeking a fresh start and a new job at Burgers & Brew. There, she encounters Jack, a devoted single father juggling the demands of his business and raising his children. Black’s storytelling is always captivating. She has this way of drawing me right into the lives of her endearing characters and their charming community. She skillfully balances the romantic tension with the everyday challenges and joys of small-town life, creating a narrative that feels authentic and genuine.

The age-gap and opposites-attract dynamic between Stevie and Jack added intriguing layers and complexity to their relationship, making their journey all the more compelling. The chemistry between Stevie and Jack was electric, and their interactions were crackling with energy and emotion. The twist of Stevie’s secret added depth to the story, keeping readers eagerly turning pages. Time for Change was a heartwarming and beautifully written romance that I didn’t want to put down. Five smooches from me for Time for Change by Lacey Black!

~Danielle Palumbo

 

 


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RELEASE BLITZ WITH EXCERPT: The Woman by the Lake by Kristen Ashley

THE WOMAN BY THE LAKE, a suspenseful new enemies-to-lovers, opposites-attract, forced proximity small-town romantic thriller from New York Times Bestselling Author, Kristen Ashley, is available now!

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Riggs and Nadia are thrown into a tangled web of history, betrayal, grief, secrets, with only one thing certain… someone—or something—wants them off that lake.

 

 

Nadia Williams needs somewhere peaceful to sort through her grief after her mother is brutally murdered. She finds a cozy cabin at the side of a tranquil lake in the quaint town of Misted Pines in the Pacific Northwest.

The minute she arrives, she knows it’s perfect.

The very night of her arrival, however, someone—or something—is scratching at her window.

The next morning, she meets her one and only neighbor, Doc Riggs. He’s a rough, good-time guy who rubs Nadia wrong immediately. They clash, and neither of them are happy to be sharing their lake.

But soon, Nadia learns the lore around her cabin, and how the townsfolk are certain it’s haunted by the ghost of the man who was murdered there fifteen years before.

Riggs and Nadia are suddenly thrown into a tangled web of history, betrayal, grief, secrets, with only one thing certain.

Someone—or something—wants them off that lake.

 

 

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EXCERPT:

 

Sweat slicked body, covered only by a pair of cutoff jean shorts, and running shoes on his feet (sans socks—I mean, who ran in jean shorts and shoes with no socks?).

His dark hair was too long. Not long-long, like lumbersexual long, but the wet curls not only hugged the sides of his face, but also all around his neck. His all-over-tanned body was fit and buff—ankles to neck lean, defined muscle. He sported chest hair, fuller between his bulging pecs, a smattering from collarbone down to everywhere, a dense line leading down the center of his six-pack and into his shorts.

And he had a masculine face hewn by a loving hand. Strong nose. Hollowed cheeks. Prominent brow. Square jaw covered in dark scruff.

Gazing at him, I felt a stirring, the power of which I hadn’t felt in seven years.

In fact, considering it had been seven years, that stirring felt more powerful than any I’d ever had before in my life.

His head turned to me as he ran into the clearing. He stopped, put his hands on his hips, that gorgeous chest rising and falling with his quickened breaths. He started walking toward me, and he smiled.

A slash of perfect, white teeth made a normally extraordinary visage deliciously criminal.

“Hey,” he called.

The sound of his deep voice shook me out of my stupor, and I replied, “You’re in my yard.”

He stopped walking and his head swiveled slightly on his neck, shifting a bit to the side, his ear dipping toward his perfectly muscled shoulder.

“Sorry?” he asked.

“You’re in my yard,” I repeated.

He looked down at his beat-up running shoes, then again to me.

“Yeah,” he confirmed. “Run through it every morning a few times when I’m home.”

The when I’m home bit was intriguing.

I refused to be intrigued.

“Well, I live here now and”—I swung my coffee cup out—“as you can see, I’ll be taking my coffee on the back veranda in the mornings. So from here on in, if you’d refrain.”

His lips were quirking as he asked, “The veranda?”

I swung my coffee cup again. “The back porch.”

“I know what a veranda is,” he shared. “Just don’t know anyone who’d call it that when it’s attached to a shack in the woods.”

I was offended, not only on my behalf, since I now lived there, but on Dave and Brenda’s. They clearly put a lot of work into this place and kept it in tip-top shape.

“This isn’t a shack,” I refuted with some heat. “It’s a cabin.”

“Same thing.”

“Hardly.”

He pointed toward the south but didn’t take his eyes off me when he proclaimed, “It takes me five seconds to run through your yard.”

His inflection on yard was not at all missed.

Sure, it wasn’t a yard, per se, but instead, a big patch of dirt with a healthy scattering of trees that ended in a lake.

It was still my yard.

“I’m Doc,” he introduced himself, taking another step forward, clearly not of Dave’s bent to keep his distance so I, a woman alone in the wilderness, would feel safe. He was now only maybe ten feet away.

And I knew with no doubt I couldn’t outrun him, and I definitely couldn’t overpower him.

That muscle.

Lord.

And this was Doc, my helpful neighbor who was going to teach me how to use the generator.

Fabulous.

“The next part is you telling me who you are,” he prompted when I made no reply.

“I’m a woman who functions a lot better after she’s enjoyed two solitary cups of coffee.” I lifted my cup. “This is cup number one, and I’m not halfway done.”

This amused him, greatly, and I knew that because the smile he gave me was bigger, wider and whiter than the last one.

That stirring came back.

Terrific.

“I’ll be quiet when I do it,” he assured. “And I won’t bother you.”

“You won’t run through my yard,” I returned.

“You won’t even know I’ve come and gone,” he told me. The Woman by the Lake Teaser Chapters

I had a feeling every heterosexual woman in a hundred-mile radius knew when he’d come and gone, certainly if he ran in cutoff shorts through her yard, so I wasn’t buying it.

“I won’t because you won’t be running through my yard,” I retorted.

“It isn’t a big deal,” he said, and he still sounded amused, not like he was getting annoyed, which made this whole conversation worse than if he’d stop being a man, listen to me and do as I requested without an irritating conversation.

“Is there a reason I’m repeating myself?” I demanded.

He dropped his head and lifted his hand to me. A hand, not incidentally, that was big, had long fingers, looked strong, and I could see even at this distance, was calloused from work. But he didn’t do this to hide him losing his temper.

It was to hide his laughter, something he failed at doing, since those powerful shoulders were shaking with it.

Who was this guy?

No.

Nope.

I didn’t want to know.

I arranged my face in another scowl, which only made him bite back a bark of laughter when he lifted his head and saw it.

Obviously, this made my scowl scowlier.

“You don’t want me running through your yard, you got it,” he acquiesced (finally!). “I won’t run through your yard.”

I nearly said thank you, but decided against it, because I shouldn’t have to thank him for not doing something he shouldn’t be doing in the first place.

I didn’t run.

But I did know, if you did, you ran on roads.

You ran on sidewalks.

You ran on public trails.

You didn’t run through people’s yards.

When no one lived there, okay (sort of).

But I lived there now, so…not okay (definitely).

Therefore, I just stared at him. The Woman by the Lake Teaser Chapters

He didn’t hide his hilarity (though it wasn’t vocal) when he said, “Nice to meet you Solitary Coffee Lady.”

I did nothing but raise my brows.

His hilarity became audible with his chuckle, which was as rough and attractive as the rest of him.

He then turned, ran through my yard, and disappeared in the pines.

Ugh.

Whatever.

I sipped my coffee.

Stared at the lake.

Put that conversation behind me.

And felt the crushing weight of a year in the pines with nothing real to do, except the impossible, settle on top of me.

The sun was shining, glinting off the peaceful waters of a lake that was a good twenty yards away.

And still, I felt like I was drowning.

©2023 Kristen Ashley

 

 

 


About Kristen Ashley:

Kristen Ashley is the New York Times bestselling author of over eighty romance novels. She’s a hybrid author, publishing titles both independently and traditionally, her books have been translated in fourteen languages and she’s sold millions of books.

Kristen, born in Gary and raised in Brownsburg, Indiana and was a fourth-generation graduate of Purdue University. Since, she has lived in Denver, the West Country of England, and she now resides in Phoenix. She worked as a charity executive for eighteen years prior to beginning her independent publishing career. She now writes full-time.

Although romance is her genre, the prevailing themes running through all of Kristen’s novels are friendship, family and a strong sisterhood. To this end, and as a way to thank her readers for their support, Kristen has created the Rock Chick Nation, a series of programs that are designed to give back to her readers and promote a strong female community. You can learn more about Kristen and the Rock Chick Nation on her website.

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REVIEW: The Woman by the Lake by Kristen Ashley

5 SMOOCHES!

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SYNOPSIS:

Nadia Williams needs somewhere peaceful to sort through her grief after her mother is brutally murdered. She finds a cozy cabin at the side of a tranquil lake in the quaint town of Misted Pines in the Pacific Northwest.

The minute she arrives, she knows it’s perfect.

The very night of her arrival, however, someone—or something—is scratching at her window.

The next morning, she meets her one and only neighbor, Doc Riggs. He’s a rough, good-time guy who rubs Nadia wrong immediately. They clash, and neither of them are happy to be sharing their lake.

But soon, Nadia learns the lore around her cabin, and how the townsfolk are certain it’s haunted by the ghost of the man who was murdered there fifteen years before.

Riggs and Nadia are suddenly thrown into a tangled web of history, betrayal, grief, secrets, with only one thing certain.

Someone—or something—wants them off that lake.

 

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REVIEW:

A masterful blend of romance and thriller, Kristen Ashley weaves a gripping tale of love and suspense in The Woman by the Lake. Set in the quaint town of Misted Pines, this story follows new resident, Nadia, a resilient and spirited heroine grappling with the tragic loss of her mother, and Riggs, her gruff but endearing general contractor neighbor who is seemingly beloved by everyone in town—except her. Ashley’s storytelling prowess was on point as she effortlessly peeled back the complex emotional layers of these characters, creating a riveting narrative that was as heart-wrenching as it was heartwarming. New neighbors Nadia and Riggs’ first encounter tees-up an enemies-to-lovers romance that crackled with tension.

New neighbors Nadia and Riggs’ first encounter was the perfect jumping off point to enemies-to-lovers romance. The chemistry between Nadia and Riggs was electric and crackling with tension, and their interactions were filled with witty banter and steamy moments. But the intriguing mystery of the suspense plot is what kept me on the edge of my seat, and KA expertly balanced those suspenseful elements with the natural build-up of the romance. The thrilling twists and turns of the mystery plot added an interesting and exciting layer to the story that, coupled with their sexy romance, made Nadia and Riggs’ journey to lovers all the more satisfying. An enthralling and unforgettable romantic thriller, The Woman by the Lake was a completely captivating and utterly addictive read. Five smooches from me for The Woman by the Lake by Kristen Ashley.

~Danielle Palumbo

 

 


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RELEASE BLITZ: The Small-Town Seduction Plan by Lila Monroe

THE SMALL-TOWN SEDUCTION PLAN, a fake-dating, grumpy/sunshine enemies-to-lovers small-town romantic comedy from USA Today Bestselling Author, Lila Monroe, is available now!

 

 

The only chance to turn my career around is pulling off the Oscar-worthy performance of a lifetime: 

Faking a relationship with the man who can’t stand me.

 

 

Fall for the hot and hilarious grumpy-sunshine romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling author, Lila Monroe! Perfect for fans of Tessa Bailey, Ali Hazelwood, and Emily Henry.

Duke Hendricks is grumpy, infuriating… and my new fake boyfriend?!

I never figured running out on my Hollywood wedding in search of true love would put me on the tabloid hit list, but with my reputation up in smoke, I need to lay low for the summer in Blackberry Cove. The quirky small town would be the perfect spot for a relaxing summer… if it wasn’t for the hunky local craftsman cursing my name at every turn.

Duke’s shaping up to be the bane of my existence — and the object of some unwelcome late-night desires. I’m determined to keep my distance… until the paparazzi catch him sucking snake venom from my thigh at the worst possible time.

My inner thigh.

Now I’ve got an(other) epic scandal brewing, and the only chance to turn my career around is pulling off the Oscar-worthy performance of a lifetime:

Faking a relationship with the man who can’t stand me.

Who says I don’t suffer for my art? The rules should be simple, but it turns out, Duke’s hiding a heart of gold under all that flannel. You can’t fake chemistry like this, and soon, those staged PDAs are turning into sizzling secret hook-ups. But between small-town gossip, rapid paparazzi, and Hollywood drama, Duke and I might be heading straight for a very real heartbreak.

Can we change the script and find our happily-ever-after? Find out in the sizzling grumpy-sunshine romance with all the small-town fake dating fun! New from USA Today bestselling author, and the ‘reigning queen of romcom’ Lila Monroe!

 

 

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“…a dynamic and engaging enemies-to-lovers romance…” ~Danielle, Red Cheeks Reads

 

Check out Danielle’s 4.5 SMOOCHES review!

 

 

 


About Lila Monroe:

Combining her love of writing, sex and well-fitted suits, Lila Monroe wrote The Billionaire Bargain. Lila enjoys writing, as it gives her a flexible schedule to spend time with her kids and a wonderful excuse to avoid them. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, who strips out of his well-fitted suits nightly.

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REVIEW: The Small-Town Seduction Plan by Lila Monroe

4.5 SMOOCHES!

    

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SYNOPSIS:

Fall for the hot and hilarious grumpy-sunshine romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling author, Lila Monroe! Perfect for fans of Tessa Bailey, Ali Hazelwood, and Emily Henry.

Duke Hendricks is grumpy, infuriating… and my new fake boyfriend?!

I never figured running out on my Hollywood wedding in search of true love would put me on the tabloid hit list, but with my reputation up in smoke, I need to lay low for the summer in Blackberry Cove. The quirky small town would be the perfect spot for a relaxing summer… if it wasn’t for the hunky local craftsman cursing my name at every turn.

Duke’s shaping up to be the bane of my existence — and the object of some unwelcome late-night desires. I’m determined to keep my distance… until the paparazzi catch him sucking snake venom from my thigh at the worst possible time.

My inner thigh.

Now I’ve got an(other) epic scandal brewing, and the only chance to turn my career around is pulling off the Oscar-worthy performance of a lifetime:

Faking a relationship with the man who can’t stand me.

Who says I don’t suffer for my art? The rules should be simple, but it turns out, Duke’s hiding a heart of gold under all that flannel. You can’t fake chemistry like this, and soon, those staged PDAs are turning into sizzling secret hook-ups. But between small-town gossip, rapid paparazzi, and Hollywood drama, Duke and I might be heading straight for a very real heartbreak.

Can we change the script and find our happily-ever-after? Find out in the sizzling grumpy-sunshine romance with all the small-town fake dating fun! New from USA Today bestselling author, and the ‘reigning queen of romcom’ Lila Monroe!

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REVIEW:

Lila Monroe’s The Small-Town Seduction Plan is a fun and amusing romantic comedy set against the charming small-town backdrop of Blackberry Cove. Monroe crafts an entertaining narrative around Avery, the Hollywood-starlet-turned-runaway-bride who is seeking refuge from her wedding that wasn’t, and Duke, a ruggedly handsome yet grumpy hero dedicated to restoring historic homes. Lila’s natural storytelling style shines through in every chapter, seamlessly blending her sense of humor with heart and heat. The witty banter between Avery and Duke crackles with energy and kept me tapping my Kindle to see what will happen next.

The chemistry between Avery and Duke was palpable, making for some truly memorable and spicy moments. Monroe masterfully balances the light-hearted, feel-good elements with a fast-paced plot that never drags. Avery’s sunny disposition perfectly complements Duke’s gruff exterior, creating a dynamic and engaging enemies-to-lovers romance that feels both fresh and familiar. The Small-Town Seduction Plan gets 4.5 smooches from me!

~Danielle Palumbo

 


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RELEASE BLITZ WITH EXCERPT: The Accidental Dating Experiment by Lauren Blakely

THE ACCIDENTAL DATING EXPERIMENT, a brother’s best friend, forced proximity, fake dating/dating coach workplace romance from #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Lauren Blakely, is out now!

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Like hell I’ll let her date other men. I’ll coach her on three dates with me…

 

 

I’ve spent the better part of eight years resisting my best friend’s little sister. What’s one more week?

The hardest week ever when it includes a proposition to be her dating coach.

Eight years ago I fell into a secret summer fling with the bright, big-hearted Juliet before our lives went in different directions.

Now, I’m the grumpy to her sunshine on a popular dating podcast we host, and when a wealthy fan gives us a charming coastal cottage as the biggest thank you ever, we head to the town where I grew up to give it a makeover.

And find the house has only one bed.

Located under a mirrored ceiling.

To make matters even harder, the woman I’ve been pining for tells me she wants to try to find the one and would I please be her dating coach for the week?

Like hell I’ll let her date other men. I’ll coach her on three dates with me.

But the second I take her out, I don’t feel like her teacher. I feel like she’s mine, especially when the first night ends with us tangled up together in that bed.

Each night we grow closer, but this dating experiment forces me to face my greatest fear – whether a man like me is worthy of her love.

Even though I’m already head over heels for her.

 

 

 

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“Light-hearted, flirty and fun…a feel-good, falling-in-love story full of fire…” ~Danielle, Red Cheeks Reads

 

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EXCERPT:

 

I climb into bed, next to her, feeling a little unburdened, a little less guilty.

But still guilty in a whole new way.

How could I ever give her what she deserves? What if I do it poorly? What if I don’t have the skills to do love, like I have to teach it?

Sure, I could try to figure out my stuff better. Try to work on all these walls I erect. But is it fair to work on them with her? I don’t think it is. It’s not fair to ask her to wait for me to become a better partner either.

My heart twists painfully. I hate that feeling so instead I steal a sniff of her hair, that vanilla-honey scent going to my head.

Making me think maybe someday.

When her eyes flutter open, though, I’m thinking one thing. Now.

“Hey,” she whispers.

I half want to tell her that I think her brother figured me out, but when she cups my cheek and strokes my jaw, I don’t want to talk at all. I cover her warm body in one swift move, grabbing her wrists, pinning them above her head, and dropping my mouth onto hers.

She wraps her legs around me, hooking them over my ass. She’s soft and pliant, arching up into me, asking for what we both desperately want.

I kiss her harder, and at times like this, words only get in the way. But there are a few I need to say. I wrench away and meet her gaze. “Sawyer is staying the night. Can you be quiet as I f$#k you?”

“I can try.”

I shake my head as I shift my body next to hers. “You have to, Juliet.”

She smiles. “Then you’ll have to make me be quiet.”

 

 

 


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REVIEW: The Accidental Dating Experiment by Lauren Blakely

5 SMOOCHES!

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SYNOPSIS:

I’ve spent the better part of eight years resisting my best friend’s little sister. What’s one more week?

The hardest week ever when it includes a proposition to be her dating coach.

Eight years ago I fell into a secret summer fling with the bright, big-hearted Juliet before our lives went in different directions.

Now, I’m the grumpy to her sunshine on a popular dating podcast we host, and when a wealthy fan gives us a charming coastal cottage as the biggest thank you ever, we head to the town where I grew up to give it a makeover.

And find the house has only one bed.

Located under a mirrored ceiling.

To make matters even harder, the woman I’ve been pining for tells me she wants to try to find the one and would I please be her dating coach for the week?

Like hell I’ll let her date other men. I’ll coach her on three dates with me.

But the second I take her out, I don’t feel like her teacher. I feel like she’s mine, especially when the first night ends with us tangled up together in that bed.

Each night we grow closer, but this dating experiment forces me to face my greatest fear – whether a man like me is worthy of her love.

Even though I’m already head over heels for her.

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REVIEW:

The brother’s best friend/best friend’s sibling trope is one of my favorites, and Lauren Blakely created a winner in The Accidental Dating Experiment by blending it with the fake dating/dating coach and forced proximity tropes and the charm of a small town. I downloaded the audiobook, and it kept me going as I powered an afternoon of cleaning-out my fridge and the kitchen cabinets. Productive and entertained is a win in my book! Speaking of wins in my books, Jacob Morgan and Andi Arndt’s natural chemistry was in-sync and on fire in this duet narration performance.

Light-hearted, flirty and fun, The Accidental Dating Experiment was a feel-good, falling-in-love story full of fire and all of those can’t-keep-my-hands-off-you, need-you-right-now vibes that I love! I was completely swept up in Juliet and Monroe’s passionate and playful friends-to-lovers romance and burned right through Jacob and Andi’s performance in a single afternoon binge-listen! Five smooches from me for The Accidental Dating Experiment by Lauren Blakely!

~Danielle Palumbo

 


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COVER REVEAL: King of Nothing by Aurora Rose Reynolds

KING OF NOTHING, an all-new contemporary romance from New York Times Bestselling Author, Aurora Rose Reynolds, releases July 29th! Check out this cover!

 

 

Title:  KING OF NOTHING
Author:  AURORA ROSE REYNOLDS
Genre:  CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Cover Design:  RBA DESIGNS
Photographer:  WANDER AGUIAR
Release Date:  JULY 29, 2024

 

 

I met him when my ship was sinking, and I clung to him through the storm. Little did I know he needed me as much as I needed him.

The first time I saw Roman Dante King, he stuck out like an odd puzzle piece that got mixed up in the wrong box. It wasn’t his blue eyes in the dim light of the bar, the tattoos that covered his arms and hands, or even his arrogant personality. It was something else—something I couldn’t see—that told me he didn’t belong in our small beach town on the Oregon coast.

Elora Mazie Barlow reminded me of a hummingbird zipping from one flower to another, never stopping, never allowing anyone more than a glimpse before she was gone. Never letting anyone in… until me. Then she gave me her smiles that were more valuable than anything I ever owned and wrapped me in her peace without asking for anything in return.

Her tragic story sounded achingly familiar to my own.

Our connection is knotted up in loss. The journey we’re on together will eventually come to an end. But will we be able to untangle the mess of strings that have tied us together?

Will we even want to?

 

 

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Aurora Rose Reynolds is a New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author whose wildly popular series include Until, Until Him, Until Her, Underground Kings, Shooting Stars, Fluke My Life and How to Catch an Alpha series.

Her writing career started in an attempt to get the outrageously alpha men who resided in her head to leave her alone and has blossomed into an opportunity to share her stories with readers all over the world.

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