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Release Day Launch: Sweet Rivalry by K. Bromberg

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sweetrivRyder Rodgers had a plan.

He was going to stride into the conference room, do the required song and dance over the next five days, and win the biggest contract of his career. But when he walked in and heard the voice of one of his competitors, all his plans were shot to hell.

Harper Denton. She was always on top. In college. First in their class. Always using every advantage to edge him out to win the coveted positions. The only one who could beat him. His academic rival. More like a constant thorn in his side. And his ego’s.

When he heard her voice, he was brought back to years before. To the bitter taste of being second best. But the woman who meets his gaze is nothing like the drab wallflower he used to know. Hell no. She was all woman now: curves, confidence, and staggering sex appeal. And no doubt, still brilliant.

The fact that she’s gorgeous and bright won’t distract him. This time, Ryder’s determined to be the one on top. But not if Harper can help it.

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He takes a step toward me then hesitates, but before I can process anything else, his lips are on mine.

And not just on mine––not just a brush of lips against lips—but I’m talking all in. Hands on my cheeks, tongue licking between my lips, body pressed against mine, groan in the back of his throat, type of all in.

I don’t react at first. I’m stunned. Flabbergasted, my mind reeling from the anger to the surprise to now this without any warning at all.

This is Ryder.

My rival.

My supporter.

My crush.

The thoughts flicker that this is what I’ve wanted. But they soon shift to panic. To insecurity I don’t kiss well enough. That this is all a joke and I’m the butt of it.

But then I feel. Everything. All at once.

And I know this is real.

It’s like I can’t catch my breath and have too much air all at the same time.

My body is on fire. And not just from his touch but from that burn deep inside that feels like it’s exploding and imploding all at once.

So this is what it feels like to really be kissed.

It’s a fleeting thought before the sensations, the moment, the emotions, consume me whole.

His hands move my face to change the angle of the kiss. His fingertips on the line of my jaw singe my skin. His lips move expertly against mine, and all I can do is feel. All I can do is want.

Thinking isn’t an option.

The anger from before has morphed to want. The adrenaline has recharged with desire.

There is no rivalry.

There is no graduation ceremony tomorrow I’m missing to catch my flight.

There is no panic over if I’ll ever see him again.

It’s just him.

And me.

The scent of his cologne in my nose. The heat of his body against mine. The taste of hunger in his kiss.

HeadShot ColorNew York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary 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 and hate to love.

She’s a mixture of most of her female characters: sassy, intelligent, stubborn, reserved, outgoing, driven, emotional, strong, and wears her heart on her sleeve. All of which she displays daily with her husband and three children where they live in Southern California.

On a whim, K. Bromberg decided to try her hand at this writing thing. Since then she has written The Driven Series (Driven, Fueled, Crashed, Raced, Aced), the standalone Driven Novels (Slow Burn, Sweet Ache, Hard Beat, and Down Shift), and a novella (UnRaveled). She is currently finishing up Sweet Cheeks a standalone novel out November 14th.
Her plans for 2017 include a sports romance duet (2 books: The Player, The Catch) and the Everyday Heroes series (3 books: Cuffed, Combust, and Cockpit). She’s also writing a novella for the 1,001 Dark Night series that will be out in February 2017.

She loves to hear from her readers so make sure you check her out on social media.

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Release Blitz with Review: Game Changer: Seattle Steelheads Football (Game On in Seattle #7) by Jami Davenport

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Game Changer by Jami Davenport is LIVE!

“The story line pulled me in from the get-go and was unlike anything else that I have read in the past, which was a really refreshing discovery. Highly recommend this one, it is sure to tug on your heartstrings and leave you with a smile!” – Reds Romance Reviews

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Blurb:

When horse racing and football collide, Hunter McCoy, star tight end of the Seattle Steelheads and neophyte horse owner, finds himself in a battle of wills with a sexy horsewoman and a stubborn, champion Thoroughbred.

In order to save the farm and fulfill her dying mother’s wish, Kate Vanderhof-Carrigan’s Thoroughbred has to beat Hunter’s horse in the Derby, an easy enough feat until her heart entered the race.

Lilli McCoy, Hunter’s sister, has been burned by men before, but she’d believed her last boyfriend was The One. He wasn’t. He couldn’t deal with Lilli’s disability and used her blindness as tool to cheat on her. Reeling from the betrayal, Lilli returns home to lick her wounds. She hadn’t factored in the instant attraction she’d feel for her brother’s playboy teammate, Cameron Swift. One playboy in her life should’ve been enough.

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My Review

When we first meet up with Kate and Hunter, the tension between the two of them is intense. From butting heads to witty banter, you just know things between the two of them will be explosive. Even though Kate is a spoiled rich girl and not the type that Hunter would ever go for, the sparks between these two are undeniable. Before they know it, things are no longer about race horses, but are about a connection that must be explored. However, in this game of life, there is more at stake than just their hearts…their horses will also be in competition. And in the end there will be just one question remaining: Will their wallets or their hearts finish last?

Overall, I thought this was an ok book. It was a quick and easy read; one that I was able to finish in just one sitting. I loved the banter between Kate and Hunter. I’m not gonna lie, I wasn’t the biggest fan of Kate’s in the beginning, but I am very pleased that she was able to win me over. I adored Hunter. I appreciated just how important his family was to him and how dedicated he was despite all of the stress he was under. Not only were Kate and Hunter an explosive match, but they were also very similar with how proud they were and I loved how they challenged one another.

Game Changer is the seventh book in the Game On In Seattle Series, as is my first read by this author. So, I am happy to report that this book can be read as a standalone with no issues following at all.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

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About the Author:

USA Today Bestselling Author Jami Davenport writes sexy contemporary and sports romances, including her two new indie endeavors: the Game On in Seattle Series and the Madrona Island Series. Jami’s new releases consistently rank in the top fifty on the sports romance and sports genre lists on Amazon, and she has hit the Amazon top hundred authors list in both contemporary romance and genre fiction multiple times. Jami ranked Number Seven on Kobo’s Top Ten Most Completed Authors, an honor bestowed on the year’s “most engaging” authors based on an average page completion rate by their readers.

Jami lives on a small farm near Puget Sound with her Green Beret-turned-plumber husband, a Newfoundland cross with a tennis ball fetish, a prince disguised as an orange tabby cat, and an opinionated Hanoverian mare.
Jami works in IT for her day job and is a former high school business teacher. She’s a lifetime Seahawks and Mariners fan and is waiting for the day professional hockey comes to Seattle. An avid boater, Jami has spent countless hours in the San Juan Islands, a common setting in her books. In her opinion, it’s the most beautiful place on earth.

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Release Blitz: The Wright Brother by K.A. Linde

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I’d dated his brother.
He didn’t remember and I wish I could forget.

I may have sworn off the Wright family a long time ago. But when I returned home, Jensen Wright crashed into my life with the confidence of a billionaire CEO and the sex appeal of a god. Even I couldn’t resist our charged chemistry, or the way he fit into my life like a missing puzzle piece.

Too bad he’d forgotten the one thing that could destroy us.

Because Jensen Wright doesn’t share. Not with anyone. And if his brother finds out, this could all go down in flames.

When it all was said and done, was he the Wright brother?

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KylaK.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of more than fifteen novels including the Avoiding series and the Record series. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, geeking out over Star Wars, binge-watching Supernatural, and dancing in her spare time.

She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super adorable puppies.

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Release Blitz: If You Were Mine by Melanie Harlow

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If You Were Mine, an all-new sexy and emotional standalone from USA Today Bestselling author Melanie Harlow is available now!

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If You Were Mine

by Melanie Harlow

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Theo MacLeod wasn’t supposed to be the one.

Tall, dark and handsome suits me just fine, but the cocky grin, know-it-all attitude, and mammoth ego? No thanks. I only hired him so I wouldn’t have to sit at the singles table again. It was just pretend.

He wasn’t supposed to kiss me.

My heart wasn’t supposed to pound.

We weren’t supposed to spend the night together—the hottest night of my life.

One night turns into a snowed-in weekend away, and even the blizzard of the century can’t cool the fire between us. I can’t get enough—of his smile, of his body, of the way he makes me feel.

We’re nothing alike. He’s a daredevil, and I’m a nervous Nellie. He’s a drifter, and I want to put down roots. He’s an opportunist with a checkered past, and I’m a Girl Scout volunteer.

But none of it matters when I’m in his arms.

I know he’s made mistakes. I know his wounds are deep, and he doesn’t trust easily. I know he doesn’t believe he could ever be enough to make me happy, but he could.

All he has to do is stay.

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About the Author:

Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she’s not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like VEEP, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and Homeland. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak.

Melanie is the author of the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

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Connect with Melanie:

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Website: http://www.melanieharlow.com

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Cover Reveal: STARS OVER CASTLE HILL A JOSS & BRADEN NOVELLA by Samantha Young

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Cover Design: Samantha Young

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Release Date: March 30th 2017 in ebook on most e-retailer platforms (incl. Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, BN and Google Play)

Book will go live on all platforms day of release.

Joss and Braden Carmichael are blissfully married living in their townhouse on Dublin Street with their two beautiful children. It’s a life Joss never expected to have, and one she’s grateful for every day.

But… what if she never met Braden and Ellie Carmichael on that fateful day when she

was only twenty-two years old?

When Joss is asked to write a story about how her life might have turned out if a pivotal

moment in it never happened, she thinks of the day she met both Braden and Ellie

Carmichael. If she had never met them where might she have ended up? Joss believes no

matter where life may have taken her it would have inevitably led her to Braden. But what if she was thirty instead of twenty-two when they met? How would she have felt about risking her heart then?

And even if she was older and wiser and ready to fall madly in love, what if too much had happened to Braden to make him the man that would risk his heart to save hers?

Will time be their enemy… or is it possible that two souls are meant for one another in

any reality?

Stars Over Castle Hill is an alternate reality novella of a romance that captured the

hearts of readers all over the world. Joss and Braden are back with a story that is

just as emotional, passionate and sexy as their first!

Haven’t read Joss & Braden’s story from the beginning? On Dublin Street, the #1 international bestseller, from Berkley Romance http://amzn.to/2krSKvI

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Review: Chain Reaction (Bodyguard #3) by Tara Wyatt

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SHE NEEDS A LOVER AND A FIGHTER

Blonde. Beautiful. Talented. Alexa Fairfax is practically Hollywood royalty. But growing up in a family of legendary movie stars also puts her in the spotlight for danger. And after she discovers a plot more deadly than any movie script, Alexa desperately needs a bodyguard. A man like Zack De Luca. A true friend with a good heart, a protective nature—and the hard, chiseled muscles to back it up.

Zack has always been wildly attracted to Alexa. But since he’s training day and night to be an MMA fighter, he’s afraid his gorgeous friend will only distract him from his goal. Indescribably sweet and irresistibly sexy, Alexa needs Zack to pretend to be her boyfriend after her life is threatened. Now this fighter-in-training will have to fight his own intense feelings—to keep their little charade from turning into a major disaster . . .


My Review

Chain Reaction was a fast paced and entertaining read. When I first picked up this book, I honestly didn’t know what to expect. This is the first book in this series and by this author that I’ve read, and I have to tell you, this book totally took me by surprise. I was intrigued from the moment I picked this story up. Chain Reaction is filled with danger, suspense and loads of sexy good times.

I thought Zack and Alexa were a great match from the very beginning. I thought they worked well together as a team and I really enjoyed how their relationship just flowed without all of the unnecessary relationship drama. I really liked how fiercely protective Zack was of Alexa and appreciated the lengths he would go to to keep her safe. And of course, you know I loved the chemistry between the two of them. It was straight up explosive and kept me coming back for more.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It hit all the marks for me. This is my first book by this author and you can bet that it won’t be my last.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book via the publisher and NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review*

Review: If You Were Mine by Melanie Harlow

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Theo MacLeod wasn’t supposed to be the one.

Tall, dark and handsome suits me just fine, but the cocky grin, know-it-all attitude, and mammoth ego? No thanks. I only hired him so I wouldn’t have to sit at the singles table again. It was just pretend.

He wasn’t supposed to kiss me.

My heart wasn’t supposed to pound.

We weren’t supposed to spend the night together—the hottest night of my life.

One night turns into a snowed-in weekend away, and even the blizzard of the century can’t cool the fire between us. I can’t get enough—of his smile, of his body, of the way he makes me feel.

We’re nothing alike. He’s a daredevil, and I’m a nervous Nellie. He’s a drifter, and I want to put down roots. He’s an opportunist with a checkered past, and I’m a Girl Scout volunteer.

But none of it matters when I’m in his arms.

I know he’s made mistakes. I know his wounds are deep, and he doesn’t trust easily. I know he doesn’t believe he could ever be enough to make me happy, but he could.

All he has to do is stay.

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My Review

“The loss of him cut deeper than it should have, because when he left, he took more than just himself. He took away hope. He took away possibility. He took away a piece of me that still believed in the fairy tale. There were only so many pieces of those left.”

“This was me–the real, behind-the-curtains me. I bruised easily, felt things deeply, and cried when I was sad. I had no desire to hide that. If he wanted to let me in, he had to take all of me. And give me all of him.”

“I wanted more. I wanted to stay, I wanted to trust, I wanted to love. I wanted to build something strong enough to last.”

There are books that you love and books that you LOVE!!! Well, I LOVED this book. This book is smart, incredibly well written and grabs your heart from page one.

When we first met up with Theo and Claire, I really had no clue where their story was going to go. They had a rather unconventional start and their story took my emotions for one hell of a ride. You see, Claire is a good girl. She is sweet. She is patient. She is kind. She sees the absolute good and potential in everything and everyone. Her only problem: Mr Right is taking way too long to be found. Who knew that a fake date to a colleague’s wedding would turn out to be so much more?? Theo is a drifter. He never stays in one place and loves the freedom of the open road. He likes his life the way that it is. And when a fake date with Claire comes up, he expects to be like everything else in his life: fun, no strings, no commitment, not even any sex. However, Claire is unlike any woman he has ever encountered. She makes him want things he’s never wanted. She makes him want to be a better man. She makes him want to break all of his rules….They say life works in mysterious ways and for Theo and Claire, well, they are about to go on one unforgettable a journey. A journey that will involve trust and risks, faith and love. A journey that will require you to take a leap and a chance on something more…..

 I absolutely, absolutely, 100 % loved If You Were Mine. This story pulled me right from the beginning and took my heart and emotions on one crazy ride. I fell in love with both Theo and Claire right away. They were both so real and easy to connect with. I adored Claire and her upbeat personality. I loved that she looked for the positive in everyone. I loved that she wasn’t perfect and had a lot of flaws and insecurities. And Theo….It feels weird to say that I loved how broken his character was, but I did love it. I loved how it wasn’t easy for him to take a chance on love or a relationship. I loved seeing his internal struggle and seeing his character grow as the story went on. I loved how he cared for Claire and how he honestly wanted to try. I loved that he screwed up and made mistakes and owned up to them. He frustrated me so, so many times, but in the end, he won me over and had me rooting for him to find his happily ever after.

If You Were Mine is an incredible love story and an incredible second chance romance. This story is going to capture your heart and give you all the feels. There will be moments where you will be frustrated and angry. There will be moments where your heart will be so full and you won’t be able to stop swooning. There will be moments where your heart will ache right along with Claire’s. But, I promise you. I promise you, the journey is so worth it. Fans of second chance romances, I definitely recommend getting your hands on this book.

*I was provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*