REVIEW: The Game by Vi Keeland

5 SMOOCHES!

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SYNOPSIS:

It started out like any other Tuesday.

I spent twelve hours writing algorithms for one of the largest companies in the world and then came home to work on a pet project of mine—feeding facts about the men I knew into a formula to find my perfect match before my twenties came barreling to a close.

But then a man knocked on my door and handed me some papers that turned my life upside down.

Apparently, a father I never knew existed had left me something in his will. That something turned out to be part ownership in a professional football team.

Next thing I knew, I was learning a sport I knew nothing about by spending time with the team’s quarterback who was out with an injury, a man who my formula would definitely determine was all wrong for me.

Christian Knox was too handsome and confident for his own good and could have any woman he wanted. Only lately the only woman he seemed to want was me.

But there was no way I was getting involved when I was now his boss, even if he was insanely gorgeous and had the dirtiest mouth I’d ever come across.

It would be wrong, wouldn’t it?

Probably. But you know what they say about things that are wrong…sometimes they feel so right.

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REVIEW:

It just doesn’t feel like a new reading year for me if I’m not kicking it off with something from Vi Keeland. Since 2017, one of her books has either been my first read of the year or one of the first few. The Game started 2023 for me in typical Keeland fashion with a fun and heartfelt romance full of promise, passion and playful banter.

I loved the hero, Christian Knox. Behind all the cocky quarterback façade was a super sexy, teddy bear of a man with a sinful mouth and a soft heart. Bella was humble, hardworking and wholly out of her element when she inherits a professional football team. A tad forbidden thanks to the boss/star player dynamic, the chemistry between Christian and Bella was heady. The heat was high, there were twists and turns, and there was a bit of a Cinderella vibe to this romantic and racy love story.

I was swept right up into this unputdownable forbidden/sports romance from the first page. The build-up of Christian and Bella’s relationship created some delicious chemistry that practically sparked off the page. I love how Vi never gives her couples an easy go of it, and I’ve learned to expect the unexpected from her. The Game had everything I hope for when I reach for a contemporary romance. Christian was a totally swoon-worthy hero, and Bella was an endearing heroine, charming side characters, an intriguing storyline with some trials and tribulations, some angsty emotion tempered with well-timed punches of humor and a heck of a lot of heat. Keeland starts the year strong with an absolutely addictive love story in The Game. Five smooches from me!

~Danielle Palumbo

 

 


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CUTE BUT PSYCHO, a suspenseful new romance from Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author, Lani Lynn Vale, is available now!

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He wasn’t who she thought he was.

He’s much, much worse. But only in the best of ways…

 

 

Etienne LaFayette hits the ground running the moment he breathes free air after being paroled from a maximum-security prison in Texas.

He claws his life back from his brother-in-law who’d taken over his business during the years he’d spent as an inmate at Huntsville Penitentiary. Though it is hard, he puts his life back together in Accident, Florida.

There, he hires new employees, joins a motorcycle club, and becomes wildly successful overnight.

Seems like the perfect life, right?

Wrong.

Because one of his first clients is a beautiful, curly-haired woman that reels him in from the moment he first lays eyes on her. Only, before he can work his charm, she forms an opinion of him based solely on the person that he chose to work at his side, day in and day out. That opinion? Utter disgust.

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Matilda Deveraux has been dealt blow after blow her entire life.

First with the death of her mom. Then living with a stepfamily that despises her.

Her entire life she’s been known as different. The “weird girl that creeps everyone out.”

It’s not her fault that she’s different, yet everyone, including Etienne’s assistant, treats her like she’s a menace to society.
Like she would be better off in a loony bin than gracing the streets of Accident, Florida.

After years of abuse from everyone around her, the last thing she needs is to be around a man that would have that horrible woman around him twenty-four seven.

As a result, she forms an opinion—something that people do to her all the time—and treats him accordingly.
Only, it turns out that Etienne isn’t who she thought he was.

He’s much, much worse. But only in the best of ways.

 

 

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EXCERPT:

Etienne

“You know, when our babies are born, you’re not going to get to come around and see them because you’ve never put her first,” I called to her dad.

“Babies?” Ladd asked.

“Not quite yet,” I said. “But when I get her to see what she has in front of her face? Yeah, we’ll have ’em. Lots of ’em.”

Ladd’s shoulders slumped. “I didn’t realize…”

“You did realize,” I corrected him. “You just didn’t want to do anything about it to rock the boat even more. Two wrongs don’t make a right here. Two wrongs are two wrongs. And you’re making one of those wrongs worse and worse every single day.”

Ladd’s head dropped, and I didn’t even feel bad.

I felt like Ladd deserved to feel like a pile of shit.

That woman in there had felt like she was second-rate goods for way too long.

Not anymore. Not on my watch.

I may not be the best man, or the best human being, but I’d always put her first.

From now on, that was my first priority.

“Come back when you want to spend time with her,” I called to him. “She’ll welcome you any time.”

I had no doubt about that.

People could shit on her, again and again, and she’d always have a second chance for them.

Her earlier words, though.

You should’ve worried about me ten years ago when I was struggling to find reasons to live.

God, had she really felt like that?

That sort of, kind of, maybe a lot, made me hate the man that was walking away.

For anyone to feel like that was a tragedy.

For her to feel like that…

It made me enraged.

 

 

 


About Lani Lynn Vale:

Lani Lynn Vale is a Wall Street Journal & USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, two cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple also meaning over twenty) chickens.

When she’s not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.

Lani is married with three children and lives in the Great State of Texas.

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RELEASE BLITZ: Charming CEO by Lila Monroe

CHARMING CEO, an enemies-to-lovers, brother’s best friend romantic comedy from USA Today Bestselling Author, Lila Monroe, is available now!

 

 

He’s the bane of her existence… and her brother’s best friend!

 

He’s the bane of her existence… and her brother’s best friend! Fall for a new trope-tactic romantic comedy from USA Today bestselling author, Lila Monroe!

Flynn McCord is ruggedly charming, impossibly annoying, and… my brother’s best friend. He’s been driving me crazy as long as I can remember – and not even in a sexy, fun ‘oh my god, don’t stop’ kind of way. Is it any wonder the only action I’m getting these days is of the solo variety, courtesy of my soon-to-be-launched adult accessory empire?

The classy, topsecret adult accessory empire I’m opening… right next door to Flynn’s workshop. Where he can hear me. Testing the merchandise.

Every night.

Soon, the chemistry between us is impossible to ignore, even for a stubborn (fine) ass like Flynn. But as our off-limits romance sizzles, the fun and (battery-operated) games take a turn for something… real? With torn loyalties, sexy secrets, and my new business on the line, can we find a way to put the ‘love’ into enemies-to-lovers, or will this relationship run out of juice?

Find out in the new hot and hilarious rom-com from Lila Monroe!

 

 

 

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“…a quick, light-hearted read that was heavy on the humor and high on the heat.” ~Danielle, Red Cheeks Reads

 

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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: Charming CEO by Lila Monroe

4.5 SMOOCHES!

    

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SYNOPSIS:

He’s the bane of her existence… and her brother’s best friend! Fall for a new trope-tactic, fake dating rom-com book from USA Today bestselling author, Lila Monroe

Flynn McCord is ruggedly charming, impossibly annoying, and… my brother’s best friend. He’s been driving me crazy as long as I can remember – and not even in a sexy, fun ‘oh my god, don’t stop’ kind of way. Is it any wonder the only action I’m getting these days is of the solo variety, courtesy of my soon-to-be-launched adult accessory empire?

The classy, topsecret adult accessory empire I’m opening… right next door to Flynn’s workshop. Where he can hear me. Testing the merchandise.

Every night.

Soon, the chemistry between us is impossible to ignore, even for a stubborn (fine) ass like Flynn. But as our off-limits romance sizzles, the fun and (battery-operated) games take a turn for something… real? With torn loyalties, sexy secrets, and my new business on the line, can we find a way to put the ‘love’ into enemies-to-lovers, or will this relationship run out of juice?

Find out in the new hot and hilarious rom-com from Lila Monroe!

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REVIEW:

A brother’s best friend, forbidden romance, Lila Monroe’s Charming CEO was a quick, light-hearted read that was heavy on the humor and high on the heat. The hero, Flynn, was all-alpha and the best friend of the heroine’s brother. Piper was sassy, smart and sick of her overprotective brother and his buddies. She was a woman on a mission and the first task on that to-do list was putting Flynn in his place.

Monroe perfectly balanced the heat in Flynn and Piper’s romance with her wicked sense of humor and kept the plot entertaining without heavy angst or drama yielding a light-hearted, easy-reading, addictive romcom. She pulled me right into the story with vivid descriptions and interesting details. She blended those elements into the imaginative storyline, and peppered it with fun, familiar side characters for an entertaining and unputdownable reading experience. I devoured this fun, fiery and flirty forbidden romance in a day. Charming CEO by Lila Monroe gets 4.5 smooches from me!

~Danielle Palumbo

 


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RELEASE BLITZ: The Game by Vi Keeland

THE GAME, a forbidden new sports romance from #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Vi Keeland, is available now!

 

 

There was no way I was getting involved when I was now his boss… It would be wrong, wouldn’t it?

 

 

It started out like any other Tuesday.

I spent twelve hours writing algorithms for one of the largest companies in the world and then came home to work on a pet project of mine—feeding facts about the men I knew into a formula to find my perfect match before my twenties came barreling to a close.

But then a man knocked on my door and handed me some papers that turned my life upside down.

Apparently, a father I never knew existed had left me something in his will. That something turned out to be part ownership in a professional football team.

Next thing I knew, I was learning a sport I knew nothing about by spending time with the team’s quarterback who was out with an injury, a man who my formula would definitely determine was all wrong for me.

Christian Knox was too handsome and confident for his own good and could have any woman he wanted. Only lately the only woman he seemed to want was me.

But there was no way I was getting involved when I was now his boss, even if he was insanely gorgeous and had the dirtiest mouth I’d ever come across.

It would be wrong, wouldn’t it?

Probably. But you know what they say about things that are wrong…sometimes they feel so right.

 

 

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About Vi Keeland:

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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles are currently translated in twenty-six languages and have appeared on bestseller lists in the US, Germany, Brazil, Bulgaria, Israel, and Hungary. Three of her short stories have been turned into films by Passionflix, and two of her books are currently optioned for movies. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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EXCERPT REVEAL: The Game by Vi Keeland

THE GAME, a forbidden new sports romance from #1 New York Times Bestselling Author, Vi Keeland, releases January 16th!

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There was no way I was getting involved when I was now his boss… It would be wrong, wouldn’t it?

 

 

It started out like any other Tuesday.

I spent twelve hours writing algorithms for one of the largest companies in the world and then came home to work on a pet project of mine—feeding facts about the men I knew into a formula to find my perfect match before my twenties came barreling to a close.

But then a man knocked on my door and handed me some papers that turned my life upside down.

Apparently, a father I never knew existed had left me something in his will. That something turned out to be part ownership in a professional football team.

Next thing I knew, I was learning a sport I knew nothing about by spending time with the team’s quarterback who was out with an injury, a man who my formula would definitely determine was all wrong for me.

Christian Knox was too handsome and confident for his own good and could have any woman he wanted. Only lately the only woman he seemed to want was me.

But there was no way I was getting involved when I was now his boss, even if he was insanely gorgeous and had the dirtiest mouth I’d ever come across.

It would be wrong, wouldn’t it?

Probably. But you know what they say about things that are wrong…sometimes they feel so right.

 

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EXCERPT:

I tilted my head. “Can I ask you something?”

He shrugged. “Sure.”

“Why are you here?”

“You mean at the Bruins?”

I shook my head. “No, here with me at this moment. You must have plenty of other things you could be doing right now that are more fun than listening to my drivel.”

“Maybe I like drivel.”

I snort-laughed. “No one likes drivel.”

He smiled, and his eyes dropped to my lips for a fraction of a second.

“Maybe I like you.”

I shifted in my seat to face him. “Why?”

Christian shrugged again. “I don’t know. I think you’re interesting.”

My eyes narrowed. “What about me is interesting?”

“You’re a billionaire who lives in a rent-controlled apartment over a fruit stand and tried to give the team you inherited to your grandfather. What’s not interesting about you? Given your situation, most people I know would live in a penthouse by now and take car services, not walk twenty minutes to the stadium every day after getting off the train.”

I raised an eyebrow, and a grin spread across Christian’s face.
“Plus, you’re hot.”

That last part made me smile. “And technically, I’m your boss.”
His grin widened. “That makes you even hotter.”

I chuckled. “Tell me about yourself, Christian. I feel like you know so much about me, but I don’t know anything about you, other than your stats, of course.”

“What do you want to know?”

“Do you have a girlfriend?”

“You think I’m hot too, don’t you?”

I laughed. “Just answer the question, Knox. Something tells me your ego gets stroked enough.”

“Yes, ma’am.” He shook his head. “No girlfriend.”

I tapped my lip with my pointer. “What do you do in the offseason?”

“Recover. Let my body heal. Sleep. Fish. I have a cabin on a lake up in Maine. Spend time with friends. Travel. Keep up with my training.”

“That sounds so…normal.”

“The season is anything but normal when you play in the NFL. It’s tough on the body and mind. You’re on the road all the time, the media follows your ass around, women hand you underwear with their numbers written on them and sneak into your hotel room. So normal is good.”

My face wrinkled. “Women give you their underwear?”

Christian smiled. “Any other questions?”

“Am I demented if I’m curious to know whether the underwear are clean or not?”

He laughed. “Maybe. But I like the way you think.”

Copyright © 2023 Vi Keeland

 

 

 

 


About Vi Keeland:

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Vi Keeland is a #1 New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author. With millions of books sold, her titles are currently translated in twenty-six languages and have appeared on bestseller lists in the US, Germany, Brazil, Bulgaria, Israel, and Hungary. Three of her short stories have been turned into films by Passionflix, and two of her books are currently optioned for movies. She resides in New York with her husband and their three children where she is living out her own happily ever after with the boy she met at age six.

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COVER REVEAL: Until You by K. Bromberg

UNTIL YOU, a single dad, forced proximity, standalone romance from New York Times Bestselling Author K. Bromberg, is coming February 23rd! Check out this cover!

 

 

Title:  UNTIL YOU
Series:  THE REDEMPTION SERIES (#1)
Author:  K. BROMBERG
Genre:  STANDALONE CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE
Cover Design:  INDIE SAGE P/R
Photographer:  WANDER AGUIAR
Model:  GUI
Special Edition Cover Designer:  CHAMPAGNE BOOK DESIGN
Release Date:  FEBRUARY 23, 2023

 

 

Crew Madden needs to find a place to recover.
For his twin girls.
For himself.
From the woman who left them without a backward glance.

Recovering from a traumatic event, a summer in the small town of Redemption Falls was the perfect solution for him. For his family. The only drawback? The rental cottage at the end of the drive.

But then he met its tenant.

The quiet, guarded, sexy-as-sin woman who took Crew’s breath away.

Tennyson West moved to Redemption Falls to hide.
From her previous world of abundance.
From the woman she used to be.
For a chance to start over . . . and be free.

She’s settled into her new life on the outskirts of a small town, content with her solitude. Her peaceful life.

And then she met her new landlord.

Crew Madden—and his sweet daughters—entered her life with a bang. She learned how to laugh again, to love again, something she never thought would be possible.

It was only meant to be a summer fling, but as demons from their past knocked on the door, their relationship was tested. Was their love strong enough to keep them together or would danger drive them apart for good?

 

 

 

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New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary romance novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines and damaged heroes who we love to hate but can’t help to love.

A mom of three, she plots her novels in between school runs and soccer practices, more often than not with her laptop in tow and her mind scattered in too many different directions.

Since publishing her first book on a whim in 2013, Kristy has sold over one and a half million copies of her books across eighteen different countries and has landed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists over thirty times. Her Driven trilogy (Driven, Fueled, and Crashed) is currently being adapted for film by the streaming platform, Passionflix, with the first movie (Driven) out now.

With her imagination always in overdrive, she is currently scheming, plotting, and swooning over her latest hero. You can find out more about him or chat with Kristy on any of her social media accounts. The easiest way to stay up to date on new releases and upcoming novels is to sign up for her newsletter or follow her on Bookbub.

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A LONG TIME COMING, a steamy, charming and witty new take on the best-friends-to-lovers romcom classic film My Best Friend’s Wedding from USA Today Bestselling Author, Meghan Quinn, is available now!

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I’m in love with my best friend. Not just in love, but infatuated…and I’m finding it a lot harder to claim her than I would like to admit…

 

 

From USA Today and Amazon Charts bestselling author Meghan Quinn, comes a witty take on a romantic comedy classic, My Best Friend’s Wedding. Steamy, laugh-out-loud, and full of charm, these two best friends heat up the pages while proving true love might be right in front of you.

Have you ever heard of a man-in-waiting?

Yeah, neither has my best friend’s soon-to-be monster-in-law. Ooo, sorry, I meant mother-in-law. Nor has she heard of the term, what the bride wants, the bride gets.

With wedding planning underway and a short timeline, my best friend, Lia, has recruited me to help her battle the snarly beast that is Mrs. Beaver. Not scared at all, I accept the challenge as her man-in-waiting–aka, man of honor–and take matters into my own hands.

The only problem is, with every second we draw closer to the wedding, I’m starting to see my best girl in a different light.

She’s always been beautiful to me, but now . . . I find myself staring a touch too long. My hand lingering for one more minute. And when she’s upset? Allowing her to sleep in my bed.

And before I know what’s happening, it hits me like a ton of bricks. I’m in love with my best friend. Not just in love, but infatuated.

No one compares to her and nothing seems to distract me from that realization.

Not the girl I try to date while I help plan Lia’s wedding.

Not her angry fiancé who thinks I’m growing too close.

And not the looming deadline of her nuptials.

Which means, there’s only one thing left for me to do. Prove to Lia I’m the one she should be with instead. But with the pressure of her engagement, the stress from her soon-to-be mother-in-law, and the breath-stealing nerves running through me, I’m finding it a lot harder to claim the girl than I would like to admit.

Say a little prayer for me . . .

 

 

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“…super sexy, so very sweet, and full of Meghan Quinn’s special brand of humor and heart.” ~Danielle, Red Cheeks Reads

 

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EXCERPT:

I just stand there, stunned.

Brian said my glasses were childish?

I thought he always liked them. I didn’t think there was anything that he didn’t like about me. But knowing that he doesn’t like them, that . . . wow, that hurts.

Insecurity quickly chokes me as my throat grows tight with embarrassment.

“Hey,” Breaker whispers as he slips his arm around me. When I don’t look at him right away, he tugs on me and forces me to meet his eyes. “Your glasses are fucking awesome,” he says quietly, his mouth close to my ear. “Besides your heart, your honesty, and your sauciness, your glasses are one of my favorite things about you.”

“Breaker.” I shake my head, but then he grips my chin, holding me still.

“Not only are they a direct depiction of your personality, but they make the beautiful, light green flecks in your eyes stand out even more. It’s already sometimes impossible to look away from them, but when they’re highlighted so exquisitely, you can’t help but be captivated.”

I glance away, but he forces me to look at him again. “I’m so embarrassed,” I say.

“The only people in this scenario who should be embarrassed are The Beave for saying such a demeaning thing to you and Brian for even thinking that your glasses are unflattering.” His thumb caresses my cheek, and he quietly adds, “You’re gorgeous, Lia. The glasses accentuate just how gorgeous you are.”

“Th-Thank you,” I say as his words penetrate the sorrow swirling around me.

I glance up at him, expecting a reassuring smile, but instead, I’m greeted by a deep gaze of seriousness. And for a moment, we stand there, staring at each other, his sweet compliment resting between us.

He’s told me I’m beautiful before.

He’s even told me I look hot.

But it’s always felt like what a best friend would say.

But this moment, it feels entirely different.

 

 

 


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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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REVIEW: A Long Time Coming by Meghan Quinn

5 SMOOCHES!

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SYNOPSIS:

From USA Today and Amazon Charts bestselling author Meghan Quinn, comes a witty take on a romantic comedy classic, My Best Friend’s Wedding. Steamy, laugh-out-loud, and full of charm, these two best friends heat up the pages while proving true love might be right in front of you.

Have you ever heard of a man-in-waiting?

Yeah, neither has my best friend’s soon-to-be monster-in-law. Ooo, sorry, I meant mother-in-law. Nor has she heard of the term, what the bride wants, the bride gets.

With wedding planning underway and a short timeline, my best friend, Lia, has recruited me to help her battle the snarly beast that is Mrs. Beaver. Not scared at all, I accept the challenge as her man-in-waiting–aka, man of honor–and take matters into my own hands.

The only problem is, with every second we draw closer to the wedding, I’m starting to see my best girl in a different light.

She’s always been beautiful to me, but now . . . I find myself staring a touch too long. My hand lingering for one more minute. And when she’s upset? Allowing her to sleep in my bed.

And before I know what’s happening, it hits me like a ton of bricks. I’m in love with my best friend. Not just in love, but infatuated.

No one compares to her and nothing seems to distract me from that realization.

Not the girl I try to date while I help plan Lia’s wedding.

Not her angry fiancé who thinks I’m growing too close.

And not the looming deadline of her nuptials.

Which means, there’s only one thing left for me to do. Prove to Lia I’m the one she should be with instead. But with the pressure of her engagement, the stress from her soon-to-be mother-in-law, and the breath-stealing nerves running through me, I’m finding it a lot harder to claim the girl than I would like to admit.

Say a little prayer for me . . .

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REVIEW:

One of my favorite tropes, A Long Time Coming was a heart-warming best-friends-to-lovers romance and a fresh, modern take on the cult classic romcom, My Best Friend’s Wedding. I’m a huge Meghan Quinn fan, and her style of writing is particularly well suited to this trope. I listened to the audiobook, narrated in duet by Erin Mallon and JF Harding. Their performances captured all of the emotion, friendship and chemistry of this couple as they brought them to life in my ears.

I loved Breaker and Lia’s quirky, cute, close-knit and comfortable friendship, but what made their story so delicious was how both of them were just so oblivious to what was truly happening between them. The lightning strike of awareness for Breaker was a switch flip moment, and I totally swooned as he employed every tool in his arsenal to show Lia that not only would they be great together, but they were actually they meant to be together. A Long Time Coming was every bit of the addictive romcom that the title implied it would be. It was super sexy, so very sweet, and full of Meghan Quinn’s special brand of humor and heart. Five smooches from me for A Long Time Coming by Meghan Quinn!

~Danielle Palumbo

 

 


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HOME SWEET HOME, an emotional new contemporary romance from USA Today Bestselling Author, Lacey Black, is available now!

 

 

His kiss is…everything. Everything a first kiss should be. Everything I didn’t realize was missing from my life…

 

 

Leo

Everyone has a past they’re trying to outrun, myself included. My time in the military left me with scars, both physically and emotionally, which is why I keep to myself. Since returning home to Stewart Grove, I work a lot so I have little time to think. To remember. I’m just content to make it through the day.

Then I meet Kallie Carpenter.

I am drawn to the sexy bartender in a way I’ve never experienced, and despite knowing I should stay away, I can’t. Kallie calls to the very depths of my soul, every broken piece of it.

I hope I don’t destroy us both.

Kallie

Taking care of my injured dad and his horse ranch, as well as working at the local bar doesn’t leave me much time for a social life. Between home and Burgers and Brew, I keep myself plenty busy, despite my dad’s insistence I give dating another try. It’s not that I wouldn’t mind it, I just barely have any time to myself, let alone making room for another.

Then I find Leo Martinez sitting at the end of the bar.

He’s guarded and a little rough around the edges, but I can’t stay away. There’s a darkness in his eyes that speaks of pain, yet I only see the amazing man he tries to hide from the world.

I pray he lets me in.

 

 

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“…full of twists and turns, ups and downs, heat and heart and a bit of humor.” ~Danielle, Red Cheeks Reads

 

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About Lacey Black:

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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