RSS Feed

Category Archives: 4 Stars

Release Blitz with Review: The Setup by Meghan Quinn

TheSetup_FBProfile-availnowbanner

THE SETUP by Meghan Quinn

Release Date: September 10th

Genre: Romantic Comedy

Add to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/3gaQvsQ

MQTheSetUpBookCover55x85_HIGH

AVAILABLE NOW!!!

FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/3h7YOWP

Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/3h8qbzW

Amazon CA: https://amzn.to/2R43TVy

Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/3bzjs0Y

TheSetup_collage-9

BLURB:

I’ve fallen victim to a heinous act.

An act so vile, so downright dirty, that I’m not sure as a twenty-year-old man I’ll ever recover. Brace yourself, because what I’m about to tell you might have you gasping in secondhand horror.

Ready? Here it goes . . .

I’ve recently become the pawn of a meddling mom.

Yes . . . A MEDDLING MOM–who’s been trying to set me up all summer.

Now, I understand it’s not a crime for a mother to want her child to fall in love, but when she makes it her relentless MISSION, the heinous act should be classified as a misdemeanor at least.

Of course, my mom, the evil matriarch in the devil’s leggings, made her final stab at finding a girl for me days before I went back to college.

And I hate to admit it, but she saved a doozy for last.

A titan in black skinny jeans.

A boss of nonchalance.

And a girl who would not only turn my life upside down, but do it while juggling a soccer ball, looking effortlessly gorgeous around campus, and is one hundred percent against relationships. Of any sort.

Thanks, Mom.

TheSetup_teaser-9

PROLOGUE:

**LINCOLN**

I’ve fallen victim to a heinous act.

An act so vile, so downright dirty, that I’m not sure . . .

as a son,

as a member of society,

as a twenty-year-old man . . . I will ever recover.

Ever.

I see the concern in your eyes, your hand wandering up your chest to clutch the collar of your sensible cotton shirt, scared to find out the truth.

Brace yourself against something sturdy, because what I’m about to tell you might just knock you back on your ass in horror.

*Deep breaths, everyone*

I’ve recently become the pawn of a meddling mom.

Yup, you read that right. A MEDDLING mom.

The bane of a son’s existence.

I know what you’re wondering . . . what did she do? Make me pick up my socks during summer break?

*Eye-rolling*

*Woe is you*

*Grow up*

You grow up!

Ehhh, that was a little harsh. But before you go and put your judgy face on, you need to know the difference between a nagging mom and a meddling mom.

A nagging mom is one who storms into the living room while you’re trying to watch the series finale of Game of Thrones, complaining about the dishes in the sink you swore you’d take care of once you found out who took the throne.

Nag, nag, nag—part of the daily routine of the person who birthed you, or in this case, one of two moms who adopted me.

But a meddling mom, oh boy. They’re a fresh kind of hell wrapped up in high-waisted leggings and muted tunics. This isn’t some everyday mom who texts you GIFs of squirrels playing with a hula hoop. Nope, meddling moms have an agenda.

An agenda that they believe benefits their children. But it really benefits them . . . and only them.

In this case, my mom’s agenda: get Lincoln to fall in love.

I understand it’s not a crime for a mother to want her child to fall in love, but let me tell you. When she makes it her mission when you’re home from college, it should be classified as a misdemeanor.

That’s right, all freaking summer, my mom has made it her duty to set me up with girl after girl, all of whom she’s met in our hometown Kalamazoo, Michigan. I’d like to say I’m exaggerating that she made a list and set me up with every eligible girl—one by one—but I’m not.

I saw the Excel spreadsheet on her computer.

Girls who were highlighted in red were a no-go.

Girls in green still had a fighting chance.

Girls in yellow? Apparently, I had lukewarm interaction with them, but they showed promise.

Why is she so desperate for me to fall head over heels?

Can you believe she’s been spending time on the Internet, researching relationship statuses of major league baseball players? Well, she has. Too much time. And she said she didn’t want me to end up forty, about to retire, with nothing to say for my life other than that I was able to throw a ball off a mound.

She also wants a girl to fawn over.

When my mothers were adopting, Mom hoped for a girl, but Mama hoped for a boy. Don’t get me wrong, my mom loves me more than anything—hence the meddling and nagging—but she always wanted to do girly things with me, like have tea parties, get our toenails done, shit like that.

Side note: I’ve done the pedicure thing with her, and it’s not that bad.

But she wants a daughter, and apparently, a daughter-in-law is the next best thing.

Which brings me back to my summer of “not love.” I wanted nothing to do with these girls and after my mom’s eighth attempt to set me up—yes, eight—I told her enough was enough. I was done.

And thankfully she listened . . . until the last Saturday before I left for school.

The evil matriarch in the devil’s leggings made her final stab at finding a girl for me.

And I hate to admit it, but she saved a doozy for last.

A fucking titan in black skinny jeans.

A boss of nonchalance.

And a girl who will not only turn my life upside down, but do it while juggling a soccer ball, looking effortlessly gorgeous, and is one hundred percent against relationships. Of any sort.

Thanks, Mom.

*Thumbs up*

Your meddling has made me absolutely miserable.

MY REVIEW

The Setup is a laugh out loud, entertaining romance.

The Setup follows the story of Lincoln and Indie. From the moment I met Lincoln and his moms, I was in love. Not only did Lincoln have an unbelievable bond with his moms, but I just loved his moms meddlesome ways. They just wanted their boy to be happy and the lengths they went through to find him happiness just brought a smile to my face. In the end, all of the meddlings worked because if it wasn’t for Lincoln’s mom, Lincoln would have never met Indie….

Some things you should know about Lincoln. He’s a terrific athlete. He’s a great friend. He’s loyal and supportive. Definitely, someone, you’d want in your corner. And then we have Indie, who is also an athlete. So, she gets Lincoln and understands the pressures of the game. She’s guarded when it comes to letting people get close. But, if she lets you in, you’re golden. For Lincoln, meeting Indie was a complete game-changer. Their relationship was the true definition of SLOW BURN. I loved how simple things were and how these two just fit. Their friendship was one for the books. They were each other’s person. But, deep down, their friendship was always destined to be more. The chemistry and passion between these two just sizzled. The closer they got, the more they were going to burn. I thought I was going to die waiting for these two to take the next step, but all that waiting just made it sweeter.

While I love Indie and Lincoln together, there was one thing that really bothered me. Indie and Lincoln’s story experiences quite the time jump towards the last 15-20% of the book and I just HATED it! They were separated for soooooooo long!! Their lives took them in different directions, but they tried to hold on to their “friendship”. There was some conflict towards the end that just killed me. I hated it. I wish I wish, I wish I could go into more detail, but since I can’t you’re just going to have to pick up this book for yourself to see what I’m talking about. My only other complaint was the ending. It felt so rushed and after everything that Lincoln and Indie went through, I wanted, no needed more.

The Setup was an entertaining and captivating read. I was glued to the pages and couldn’t wait to see how Indie and Lincoln’s story would play out. Yes, there were some moments that made me absolutely batty and left me wishing for more, but even with all of that, I loved every second of their journey. This book made laugh and swoon and it frustrated the heck out of me. And for me, that makes it one heck of an enjoyable read! I had a lot of fun getting swept up in The Setup and can’t wait to see what this author has in store for us readers next.

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

About the Author:

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.

M_Quinn_photo

Connect with Meghan:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/meghanquinnauthor

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7360513.Meghan_Quinn

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authormeghanquinn/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorMegQuinn

Website: http://authormeghanquinn.com

Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/meghan-quinn

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2LitE4x

 

Review: Penthouse Prince by Kendall Ryan

Penthouse Prince By Kendall Ryan

Release Day: September 1, 2020

A delicious new single dad standalone romance from New York Times bestseller Kendall Ryan!

Lexington Dane was my brother’s best friend growing up.

We did everything together.

He taught me how to throw a punch, how to change a tire…and he taught me how to kiss. I fell hard and fast, and gave him all my firsts.

I promised I’d wait for him…

But I’m done waiting, because he went off to college and never came back. He took his fancy business degree and moved to New York City, where he promptly became a real estate mogul—turning every penthouse and apartment project he touched into gold.

It’s been ten years, and now he’s back and needs a favor…someone to watch his little girl. That’s right, the cocky penthouse prince and heartbreaker extraordinaire Lexington is back with an adorable two-year-old daughter. Guess who he wants to watch her?

I’ve never been able to say no to him. I might agree to be the nanny for his precious little angel, but there’s no way in hell I’m falling for her hot-as-sin daddy.

Add to Goodreads

Purchase on Amazon

Apple ➜ https://apple.co/2tGnQJz

Nook ➜ http://bit.ly/2MkV0oQ

Kobo ➜ http://bit.ly/2QjNdJ8

Google Play ➜ https://bit.ly/3fKUyMk

Audible ➜ https://adbl.co/3264P0Q

MY REVIEW

Penthouse Prince follows the story of Lex and Corrigan. Growing up, Lex was best friends with Corrigan’s brother. That friendship made the three of them inseparable. Lex was everything to Corrigan and one day their friendship blossomed into more. Everything was going fine, until one action changed everything. Lex went off to college and never looked back. It will be 10 years before Corrigan and Lex will be reunited. Lex has moved back home, but he needs a pretty big favor. You see, Lex didn’t come home by himself. He’s got a sweet little girl with her, that needs a nanny. Her mind wants to say no, but her heart has other plans in mind. Will Lex and Corrigan be able to move past their history? Will Lex get a second chance with the one who got away?? There’s only one way to find out…..

Penthouse Prince is a fun and refreshing second chance romance. I fell in love with Lex immediately. He was a hardworking dad, who would do anything for his little girl, Grier. He didn’t always make the best choices, but his heart was in the right place and he would do anything to right a wrong. And Corrigan was just the right person for Lex and little Grier. Corrigan guarded her heart and didn’t make things super easy for Lex. But, in the end, these two had a chemistry that was impossible to ignore and a love that was worth fighting for.

Penthouse Prince is a sweet second chance romance. The characters pull you into their story from the very first page. Lex and Corrigan’s story is one of young love and making tough decisions, even if they break your own heart. It is a story of fate and goodness in unexpected circumstances. It’s a story filled with some serious moments, but for the most part, is drama free. In the end, it’s a story that just makes you feel good and will leave you with a smile on your face.

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

About Kendall Ryan

A New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author of more than three dozen titles, Kendall Ryan has sold over 3 million books and her books have been translated into several languages in countries around the world.

Her books have also appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists more than 100 times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch Magazine.

She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons.

Visit her at: www.kendallryanbooks.com for the latest book news, and fun extras.

Subscriber to the newsletter: http://www.kendallryanbooks.com/newsletter/

Facebook: https://fb.com/kendallryanbooks
Instagram: http://bit.ly/2UT2bWM

Twitter: http://bit.ly/2WhFvkk

Pinterest: http://bit.ly/2VycsMi

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2Va0J7q

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2EDIfBW

BookBub: http://bit.ly/2J4cIvR

Review: The Wedding Date Disaster by Avery Flynn

Posted on

Hadley Donavan can’t believe she has to go home to Nebraska for her sister’s wedding. She’s gonna need a wingman and a whole lot of vodka for this level of family interaction. At least her bestie agreed he’d man up and help. But then instead of her best friend, his evil twin strolls out of the airport.

If you looked up doesn’t-deserve-to-be-that-confident, way-too-hot-for-his-own-good billionaire in the dictionary, you’d find a picture of Will Holt. He’s awful. Horrible. The worst―even if his butt looks phenomenal in those jeans.

Ten times worse? Hadley’s buffer was supposed to be there to keep her away from the million and one family events. But Satan’s spawn just grins and signs them up for every. Single. Thing.

Fine. “Cutthroat” Scrabble? She’s in. She can’t wait to take this guy down a notch. But somewhere between Pictionary and the teasing glint in his eyes, their bickering starts to feel like more than just a game…

Add to Goodreads

Purchase on Amazon

MY REVIEW

The Wedding Date Disaster is a refreshing and fun take on the enemies to lovers / fake relationship troupe. This is my first book by this author and it certainly won’t be my last!

The Wedding Date Disaster follow the story of Hadley and Will. Will thinks he knows what kind of girl his brother’s best friend, but he couldn’t be further from the truth. His assumptions are way off base, but try telling an alpha type that he’s wrong! He won’t believe you. Will tries to get his brother Web to see the light, but Web isn’t having and neither is fate. You see, Web is supposed to accompany Hadley to her sister’s wedding back home in Nebraska. Only, Web ends up really sick, so Will takes his place. Now, Hadley and Will are stuck pretending they are a couple and trying desperately to not kill each other. But you know what they say, those who fight the most have the greatest passion. The passion and tension between Hadley and Will is off the charts. Will these two give into their unexpected feelings or will Will’s assumptions come back to bite him? There’s only one way to find out….

Overall, I thought this book was a really fun read. I found the author’s take on this troupe to be fun and refreshing. Enemies to Lovers and Fake Relationships are my jam! And I couldn’t get enough of this one. I mean, Will and Hadley had tension in spades. Their chemistry burning off the pages. I will be the first to admit that Will drove me a little crazy with his hangups on Hadley, and I for one could not wait for him to get his head out of his butt. His heart was in the right place, and had been burned in the past. Hadley was easy to relate to. She loves her family even though they make her crazy. I loved seeing Hadley come into her true self and not be afraid to be the person she was always meant to be.

The Wedding Date Disaster is the kind of book that you can easily read in a single sitting. The characters and supporting cast are fun and entertaining. This book more than delivered in the enemies to lovers story line. I loved the drama and pull. I loved the angst and family moments. In the end, this book hit all the marks I was looking for and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Hadley and Will’s story come full circle.

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

Review: Hidden (The Texas Murder Files #1) by Lauren Griffin

Posted on

When a woman is found brutally murdered on Austin’s lakeside hike-and-bike trail, investigative reporter Bailey Rhoads turns up on the scene demanding access and answers. She tries to pry information out of the lead detective, Jacob Merritt. But this case is unlike any he’s ever seen, and nothing adds up.

Bailey has a hunch the victim wasn’t who she claimed to be and believes this mugging-turned-murder could have been a targeted hit. When she digs deeper, the trail leads her to a high-tech fortress on the outskirts of Austin where researchers are pushing the boundaries of a cutting-edge technology that could be deadly in the wrong hands.

As a ruthless hit man’s mission becomes clear, Bailey and Jacob must embark on a desperate search to locate the next target before the clock ticks down on this lethal game of hide and seek.

Add to Goodreads

Purchase on Amazon

MY REVIEW

Hidden is an exciting and fast paced thriller that is sure to keep readers on their toes….

One of the first things that drew me into this book was the cover. It was absolutely stunning. I loved the colors and style. I certainly wanted to find out more. Hidden is my first book by Laura Griffin and it most certainly won’t be my last.

Hidden follows the story of Bailey and Jacob. From the moment I picked up this book, I was completely and totally sucked in. I was pretty annoyed that I had things to do and couldn’t sit and devour this book like I had wanted. That being said, I took advantage of every free minute I had and couldn’t help but get lost in this story.

Bailey is an investigative reporter, who turns up at a crime scene looking for answers. She looks to the lead detective Jacob, hoping that he can shine some light on the case. However, this murder is unlike anything he’s dealt with before. Bailey isn’t afraid to follow her instincts to uncover the truth, even if that means putting herself in harms way. In the end, Jacob and Bailey find themselves searching for a ruthless killer. Will they find their suspect before it’s too late??? There’s only one way to find out…

Hidden was a fantastic read from beginning to end. I loved the mystery and suspense of the story. There was never a dull moment and I was kept on the edge of my seat. The game of cat and mouse kept me totally engrossed in this story and I couldn’t wait to see how all the pieces would come together in the end. I really enjoyed the chemistry and romantic moments between Bailey and Jacob. I think it added a lot to the story and gave some much needed relief to the suspenseful plot.

All in all, I’m glad to have checked this book out. It had my heart racing the entire time and I’m excited to check more out from this author in the future.

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

Review: Where Dreams Descend (Kingdom of Cards #1) by Janella Angeles

Posted on

In a city covered in ice and ruin, a group of magicians face off in a daring game of magical feats to find the next headliner of the Conquering Circus, only to find themselves under the threat of an unseen danger striking behind the scenes.

As each act becomes more and more risky and the number of missing magicians piles up, three are forced to reckon with their secrets before the darkness comes for them next.

The Star: Kallia, a powerful showgirl out to prove she’s the best no matter the cost

The Master: Jack, the enigmatic keeper of the club, and more than one lie told

The Magician: Demarco, the brooding judge with a dark past he can no longer hide

Where Dreams Descend is the startling and romantic first book in Janella Angeles’ debut Kingdom of Cards fantasy duology where magic is both celebrated and feared, and no heart is left unscathed.

MY REVIEW

Where Dreams Descend is the debut novel from author Janella Angeles. With a unique and intriguing plot, readers are sure to devour this book in just a single sitting.

When I first stumbled upon Where Dreams Descend, I was immediately intrigued by the cover. It was really unique and had me wanting to know more. So, of course, when I read the synopsis for this story, I knew I had to get my hands on it.

Where Dreams Descend is a promising debut fantasy novel. It’s well written and I really liked the world this author created. I found the characters to be interesting, and I definitely wanted to know more. This story had a ton of fun elements to it. I loved the intrigue, the magic and the darkness of the characters past. For the most part, the story was paced well and the fact that the chapters were pretty short, led me to devour this book rather quickly.

What can I say about Where Dreams Descend? The characters are strong and their world is fascinating. There is a love triangle, which of course kept things interesting. The Phantom of The Opera & Moulin Rouge vibe was a definite hit for me. There’s magic and intrigue. Moments that will keep you guessing and leave you with a million and one questions.  And of course,  an ending that will leave you dying to know what happens next.

If you’re a fan of YA Fantasy and are looking for something a little different, this book is for you. This series has a ton of potential and I’m looking forward to seeing how it will all come together in the end.

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

Review: Not My Romeo by Ilsa Madden-Mills

Posted on

Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ilsa Madden-Mills delivers a smart and sexy contemporary romance about a smoking-hot professional football player and the small-town girl he can’t resist.

We start off with a lie on Valentine’s Day.

My blind date isn’t the studious guy I expected: he’s a drop-dead gorgeous player with sinful amber eyes. Somehow we end up at his penthouse. I blame the gin and tonic.

The next day I learn he’s Jack Hawke—bad-boy professional quarterback with a murky past. The NDA he has me sign should be a warning that he isn’t a regular person. Please. I sign it Juliet Capulet, so goodbye, famous football player with abs of steel, and good luck tracking down this small-town librarian.

But Jack keeps showing up in places I least expect him. Just when I’m sure he’s gone, he waltzes into my community theater and wins the part of Romeo to my Juliet. How’s a plain, mostly innocent girl like me supposed to resist a man like him?

Is Jack my real Romeo…or will this gorgeous football player only break my heart?

MY REVIEW

Being at the right place at the wrong time never sounded so good!!

Not My Romeo follows the story of Jack and Elena. When we first meet up with these two, it’s Valentine’s Day. Elena has agreed to a blind date but has no clue what the guy looks like. She only knows the basics and that he’s wearing a blue shirt. That’s where Jack comes into play. A simple case of mistaken identity. He knows he should tell Elena the truth, but it’s so refreshing to him that she has no clue who he is. Jack and Elena spend an unforgettable night together. Too bad, everything went totally wrong the next morning….

Not My Romeo was a fun and refreshing read. Elena and Jack were easy to root for and connect with. I loved the mistaken identity and small-town girl vibe. Jack started off completely arrogant and wasn’t afraid to go after what he wanted. He was a bad boy and completely irresistible. Elena was a fantastic character. Sure she seemed a little quiet and innocent. She is a librarian after all. But, there is so much more to this girl than meets the eye. When she falls in love, she goes all the way in. Together these two amazing together. I loved the push and pull and couldn’t help but root for these two to find their way to a happily ever after. Speaking of happily ever afters, no romance would be complete without a few bumps in the road. Jack and Elena’s story pulled at my heart and had me anxious to see how it would all come together in the end.

Not My Romeo was a terrific read from beginning to end. I loved the plot and fell head over heels for the characters. This story is filled with romance, angst, frustration, and some seriously sexy good times. All in all, a wonderful book to spend your day getting lost in.

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

Review: Unexpected Expectations (425 Madison #18) by Lauren Helms

Posted on

Kevin
With everyone around me settling down, I’m happy to continue living my life single and carefree.
That is unless I can convince the concierge, Lucy Wilson at 425 Madison to finally take me up on that offer to go out on a date.

She’s beautiful, friendly, and her compassion for each and every one of the residents is admirable. Something tells me that she doesn’t see herself that way at all though.

This is why I’ve made it my mission to break her out of her overly cautious shell starting with a lucky penny and a $10 raffle ticket.

It was all supposed to be a little fun but when a large dose of lucky graces us, everything suddenly becomes unexpected.

Lucy
He thinks I don’t see him, but I do. Oh yes, I’ve been aware of the all too good looking Kevin Harper for quite some time now.

The thing is, I’m not sure that we have enough in common and I sure don’t have the free time for a social life between my job and school. Dating? That’s pretty far down on the list of things I’d like to check off – not by choice.

That is until Kevin convinces me that a little fun is good for the soul.

What started as a $10 raffle ticket turned into a vacation in Vegas and a whole lot of expectations that neither of us saw coming.

I always believed in fairy tales, but I wonder if what we have is too good to be true. I can only hope that it’s true what they say…

After all, 425 Madison is the perfect place to fall in love.

Add to Goodreads

Purchase on Amazon

MY REVIEW

Love is in the air, once again at 425 Madison. All it takes is one lucky penny and a raffle ticket to turn Lucy and Kevin’s world upside down. Do dreams really come true or does the reality paint a darker picture? Those questions and oh so much more will be answered in Unexpected Expectations.

Unexpected Expectations was a fun and light romance. Unexpected Expectations was fun and refreshing. Lucy and Kevin were absolutely adorable together. They had amazing chemistry and I really liked the way that fate brought them together. Of course, their stroke of luck gave them a lot more than they bargained for and their road to happily ever after wasn’t an easy one.

Unexpected Expectations gave me a variety of feels and at times had me wanting to reach through my kindle and knock some sense into Kevin. Kevin could be completely charming when he wanted to be and he just needed the time to adjust to the changes in his life. He wasn’t perfect, but he totally won me over in the end.

Unexpected Expectations is a quick and easy read that readers will love spending the day getting lost in. Lucy and Kevin’s story has just the right amount of drama and steam to keep readers begging for more. And in the end, 425 Madison once again proves that it is the absolute best place to fall in love. I had a fabulous time getting lost in Lucy and Kevin’s story and I look forward to seeing what adventure this author has in store for us next!

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

Review: The Girl Next Door by Emma Hart

Posted on

One accidental pregnancy. One fake husband. What can go wrong?

There’s nothing like starting your Monday morning with a positive pregnancy test.
Trust me, I know. Because I’m looking at one right now.
All I can think is: Oh, hell. My grandmother is going to kill me.
This might just send her to an early grave, so there’s only one option—pretending the father is my new husband.
If only he’d agree to fake it.
Kai Connors was supposed to be nothing more than a one-night stand. A long, dirty, one-night stand fueled by one too many tequila shots, where the only promise was to never speak of it again.
But if my unfairly sexy next-door neighbor gets his way, this fake marriage could turn out to be very, very real…

Add to Goodreads

Purchase on Amazon

MY REVIEW

“He likes to think he’s a big, fancy alpha male, but he’s like a s’more–hard on the outside, gooey on the inside.”

“If his kiss was kryptonite, those words were his.”

The Girl Next Door is the super cute follow up to The One-Night Stand Next Door. But, never fear, if you haven’t read the short and sexy prequel, Emma Hart has you covered with a quick catch up of how Kai and Ivy got to where they are.

When we first meet up with Ivy, her world has been turned upside down. She finds out that she’s pregnant with her one night stands baby. She naturally freaks out, but nothing is more scary than telling her family and Kai. Join Kai and Ivy as they go on an adventure of a lifetime. Who knew that one night could turn into something utterly spectacular???

The Girl Next Door was a super cute and entertaining read. Emma Hart has once again given readers a hilarious, yet sweet read. The characters are a lot of fun and will keep you on your toes. There’s smart wit and entertaining banter. Ivy’s grandmother was a riot. I couldn’t wait to find out what would come out of her mouth next. I adored Kai and Ivy together. Kai is just the sweetest. He’s had the biggest crush on Ivy for like EVER! He wasn’t afraid to step up and do whatever was necessary to not only keep Ivy happy, but win over her heart.

The Girl Next Door is exactly the book I was looking to spend my morning getting lost in. There’s never a dull moment and Emma Hart will have you laughing in stitches. The characters are relateable and add so much to the story. And the best part, there was no drama. This was just a story that made you feel good and left you with a smile on your face.

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

Blog Tour with Review: The Deceptive Twin by L.R. Jackson

Posted on

When Jasen realized the wife he had fallen out of love with started to change, he never imagined his love would be tangled in lies and deceit. Find out if the price of forgiveness is more than Jasen is willing to pay in L.R. Jackson’s THE DECEPTIVE TWIN. Fans of Shanora Williams, Meghan March, and Kennedy Ryan will devour this forbidden romance.


Morgan
All she was supposed to do was step into her twin’s perfect life for a little while and take an opportunity to be the fun one for once. To know what it felt like to really live. The last thing she ever meant to do was fall for her sister’s husband. How can something that is so wrong feel so right?

Jasen
His wife had become almost like a roommate over the past few years. The distance between them had been insurmountable. Until recently. Something about her is … different. She’s warmer, softer somehow. Jasen is shocked to find himself falling in love with his gorgeous wife all over again. But… is she really his wife?

When tragedy strikes, Morgan is forced to choose between continuing the lie and owning up to her deception. Doing the right thing could mean losing the only man she’s ever loved, but can a relationship built on betrayal ever truly last? More importantly, will Jasen even want her when he learns the truth—or will the price of forgiveness simply be more than he’s willing to pay?

Read Now!

Add to Goodreads!

MY REVIEW

The Deceptive Twin is a thrilling and exciting read from author L.R. Jackson. This is my first read by this author and it most certainly won’t be my last!

The Deceptive Twin follows the story of Morgan and Jasen. Morgan had the biggest crush on Jasen growing up, but she was too shy and awkward to do anything about it. One day, she gets the courage to do something about it and asks her twin sister, Monroe, to get his phone number for her. Only Monroe never helped her sister out. She took Jasen for herself and destroyed her sister in the process. Years later, Monroe needs a favor. She needs her sister to trade places with her. It was only supposed to be a weekend, but this favor ends up turning Morgan’s life upside down….

The Deceptive Twin had me glued from the very first page. This story is fresh and a bit unconventional. I knew nothing good could come from Morgan and Monroe trading places, but I couldn’t wait to see how things would play out. You see, Morgan is nothing like her sister. She is a breath of fresh air. And the chemistry between Jasen and Morgan is blazing hot! Jasen thinks that his wife is trying to fix things, but little does he know that it isn’t his wife, it’s Morgan. The closer Morgan and Jasen get, the harder it becomes to stay away. Morgan knows she is deceiving Jasen and is desperate to tell him the truth, but some things are easier said than done. The Deceptive Twin presents readers with a lot of twists and unsuspecting turns….

The Deceptive Twin was a terrific read from beginning to end. It was completely unexpected in the best way possible. There was twists and turns, lies and betrayals, and some seriously sexy good times. All in all, a great read that will leave you on the edge of your seat, begging for more…

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


Exclusive Excerpt

Copyright 2020 @ L.R. Jackson

I stop in my tracks as I hear the front door slam. This is it. The plan is in motion. My heart beats faster, and my palms become sweaty as I try my best to remain calm in the denim jean skirt and midriff top that Monroe forced me to change into. I’m sure this is regular attire for her, but it isn’t something I would wear, and I feel very exposed at the moment. Jasen walks in with his briefcase, and immediately, my lungs stop working. He drops the briefcase down in front of him and watches me with the sexiest dark brown eyes I’ve ever seen. This is not the teenaged Jasen I remember. He’s bigger. Sexier. His muscles strain against the blue collared shirt he’s wearing. His sleeves are rolled up, revealing thick biceps. He looks like walking lust and temptation. He turns and opens a cabinet. “How was Philly?”
“Good,” I answer as my body heats from nervousness. And other things.
He closes the cabinet and turns around to face me. He narrows his eyes as he tears the wrapper off the granola bar in his hand. “You’re awfully quiet. Is something wrong?” he asks before taking a bite.
“No, everything’s fine,” I reply.
“How’s your sister?”
“She’s doing great.”
“So, you two are good? You’re speaking again now?”
“Yup.”
“Good, now you can stop talking about how much you hate her.”
“What?” I ask softly.
I’m not sure if I heard him correctly; did he just say that Monroe hated me?
He stops chewing. “Oh, come on, you say it all the time, Monroe. How Morgan was the favorite, and how Grandma Rose always defended her no matter how wrong she was.”
So, I had heard him correctly. I’m instantly angered. Monroe hated me. She betrayed me, so I should be the one hating her, not the other way around. Had I known about this sooner, I would have never agreed to help her. I snap out of it and answer his question. “We worked out our differences. Everything is good now.”
He takes the last bite as he watches me. He swallows and tosses the wrapper in the nearby trash bin as he walks closer. My body stiffens when he stops right in front of me.
Uh-oh!
He’s entirely too close. His lips are mere inches from mine, and I can smell the mixture of peanut butter and chocolate on his breath. I can also smell his cologne. And it’s intoxicating. He places his hand around my waist and gently pulls me to him. “Did you think about my suggestion? Are you willing to try?” he asks.
“Yes,” I answer as my eyes fixate on his.
“So, you’ll go?” he continues.
“Yes,” I answer again, mesmerized by his baritone voice.
“Good. I think it will be good for us,” he responds.
He leans in and kisses me, rendering me powerless. My eyes close and my mouth opens as I allow his tongue to enter. Sparks ignite every nerve ending. His hands make their way under my skirt, and he tugs at my thong, pulling it down. It fall to my ankles, and he lifts me up and on top of the countertop. I’m lost in the moment. It’s been so long since I’ve touched a man, and my body is all too welcoming of Jasen’s hands. My skirt is lifted around my waist, his fingers are between my legs, and he’s kissing my neck softly. “I’ve missed touching you. I want you so bad, Monroe… right here, right now.”
My eyes fly open at the mention of my sister’s name, and I clasp my legs together just as his finger reaches my clit.
“What’s wrong?” he asks.
“I can’t,” I answer.


About L.R. Jackson

L.R. Jackson was born and raised on Maryland’s Eastern Shore. She’s a fun and spontaneous Gemini who has an addiction for wings and a passion for food. By day, she works in Corporate America, and by night, she dreams of Alpha Males and Romance.

Writing has been a passion of hers since she was a little girl. She always wanted to share her stories with the world but life got in the way and her dream of writing was put on hold while she graduated from college and became a Mom. But now, over 25 years later, she can proudly say that she’s fulfilled her dream of becoming a published author.
When she’s not playing chauffeur to her teenage daughter, she can be found reading, cooking, traveling, and of course writing.

She has a huge appreciation for her readers and loves to hear from them.

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Goodreads | Newsletter | Amazon | Instagram


This blogger event is powered by Forever Write PR!

Review: More Than Maybe by Erin Hahn

Posted on

Growing up under his punk rocker dad’s spotlight, eighteen-year-old Luke Greenly knows fame and wants nothing to do with it. His real love isn’t in front of a crowd, it’s on the page. Hiding his gift and secretly hoarding songs in his bedroom at night, he prefers the anonymous comfort of the locally popular podcast he co-hosts with his outgoing and meddling, far-too-jealousy-inspiringly-happy-with-his-long-term-boyfriend twin brother, Cullen. But that’s not Luke’s only secret. He also has a major un-requited crush on music blogger, Vada Carsewell.

Vada’s got a five year plan: secure a job at the Loud Lizard to learn from local legend (and her mom’s boyfriend) Phil Josephs (check), take over Phil’s music blog (double check), get accepted into Berkeley’s prestigious music journalism program (check, check, check), manage Ann Arbor’s summer concert series and secure a Rolling Stone internship. Luke Greenly is most definitely NOT on the list. So what if his self-deprecating charm and out-of-this-world music knowledge makes her dizzy? Or his brother just released a bootleg recording of Luke singing about some mystery girl on their podcast and she really, really wishes it was her?

In More Than Maybe, Erin Hahn’s swooniest book yet, Luke and Vada must decide how deep their feelings run and what it would mean to give love a try.

Buy this book: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250231642

MY REVIEW

I fell in love with Erin Hahn’s writing when I read her debut novel You’d Be Mine. So, when I heard that More Than Maybe was coming out, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it and see what Erin Hahn brought to us in her Sophomore novel. And let me tell you, I was not disappointed. More Than Maybe is a sweet and swoon-worthy young adult novel. I found this story easy to connect with. I was reminded of simpler times and the sweetness of young love.

Erin Hahn gave us addictive writing and amazing characters in More Than Maybe. Yes, Luke and Vada had some insta-love going on, but it totally worked. You could feel the connection between the two of them and it was clear as day that these two were destined for one another.

I really enjoyed More Than Maybe and I loved getting swept up in the story this author created. It was fun. It was sweet. It was swoon-worthy. I just loved the music and the refreshing story-line. If you’re looking for a light-hearted young adult romance, then look no further. I hope you’ll check out More Than Maybe and that you will fall in love with these characters just as I have.

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

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

ERIN HAHN is the author of You’d Be Mine and More Than Maybe. She teaches elementary, would rather be outside and makes a lot of playlists. So many playlists in fact, that she decided to write books to match them! She married her very own YA love interest who she met on her first day of college and has two kids who are much, much cooler than she ever was at their age. She lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan, aka the greenest place on earth and has a cat named Gus who plays fetch and a dog named June who doesn’t.

Author website: https://www.erinphahn.com/

Author Twitter: @erinhahn_author

Author Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17130322.Erin_Hahn

Author Instagram: @erinhahn_author