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Release Blitz with Review: Always Enough by Kelly Elliott

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A stand-alone romance novel in the Meet Me in Montana Series

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The second novel in New York Times bestselling author Kelly Elliott’s Meet Me in Montana series turns up the emotion with a story about finding true love and healing broken hearts.

Grieving the loss of her fiancé two years ago, Kaylee longs for a fresh start. When she follows her best friend from Atlanta to Hamilton, Montana, Kaylee looks forward to the wild terrain and a new town to help her forget the memories and dreams of a life that will never be hers.

After a tragic car accident, Ty Shaw is told he may never walk again. But Ty doesn’t easily accept defeat, and through grit, determination, and more physical therapy than any man should ever endure, he beats the odds. Even though he’ll never ride again, Ty longs to feel alive—the way he did on the Professional Bull Riders circuit.

When Kaylee meets Ty, she finds him just as captivating as the rugged landscape of Montana. When Ty is with Kaylee, he remembers just how good life can be. But can they move beyond broken hearts and dreams to find a second chance with each other?

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MY REVIEW

Always Enough is the second book in the Meet in Montana Series and it follows the story of Ty and Kaylee. 2 years ago, Kaylee lost her fiance and has been looking for a fresh start. So, when Kaylee follows her best friend to Hamilton, she’s hoping to find what she’s been looking for. What she didn’t plan on was Ty. Ty is everything Kaylee could want, but could never have. Ty is haunted by the ghosts of his past and is afraid to think of his future. Kaylee coming into his life, turns everything upside down. Kaylee reminds Ty of better times and just how sweet life can be. Will these two defy the odds and fight their way to a happily ever after?? There’s only one way to find out…..

Always Enough is well written and captivating. The characters will pull you in to their story from the very first page. From the very first interaction, I could feel the tension just oozing off the two of them. Their chemistry was instant and me wanting more. I loved the push & pull and the will they/won’t they moments. Yes, Ty was frustrating as ever. There was so many times I wanted to reach into my kindle and just shake him. Yes, he had his reasons. Yes, he had his own obstacles to overcome, but that didn’t stop him from making me crazy. He wasn’t the only one trying to move on from his past. Kaylee had her own baggage to deal with, and I wanted nothing more than for her to find some peace and happiness. Despite how crazy Ty made me, I did enjoy him being with Kaylee. I think they had a great bond that went deeper than either of them had been prepared for. But, at the end of the day, I just couldn’t get enough of these two together and I was cheering them on right until the very end.

If I had to make one complaint about this story, it would be the drama. While I do feel that some of it was ok, there was a lot of it that didn’t need to be there. I found it distracting and unnecessary. For me, I could have done without it and been totally happy with the story.

Overall, I thought Always Enough was a quick and enjoyable read. The story was sweet and emotional. I appreciated the way the author handled the tough moments and made me fall in love with her characters. Always Enough was swoon-worthy, and sweet. It tugged at my heart and left me with a smile on my face. I had a great time getting to know Ty and Kaylee and loved falling in love with their story.

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

Meet the Author:

Kelly Elliott is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling contemporary romance author. Since finishing her bestselling Wanted series, Kelly continues to spread her wings while remaining true to her roots and giving readers stories rich with hot protective men, strong women and beautiful surroundings.

Her bestselling works include, Wanted, Broken, The Playbook, and Lost Love, to name a few.

Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, daughter, two pups, four cats, and endless wildlife creatures. When she’s not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family.

To find out more about Kelly and her books, you can find her through her website.

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Release Blitz with Review: Mum’s The Word by Staci Hart

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Mum’s The Word, the third in the Bennet Brothers series from Staci Hart, is LIVE! Grab your copy of this new release today from your favorite online book retailer!

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Falling in love with a Bennet is not an option.

My mother has summoned me home to take my place at Bower Bouquets, and as the heiress, I’m expected to do as I’m told. I’m expected to sit by her side as she does her best to decimate the Bennet family and their flower shop, Longbourne. I’m expected to play by her rules, or she’ll ruin me too.

But the day I crash into Marcus Bennet changes everything. And the kiss seals the deal. If my mother finds out, I’ll lose everything—my family, my life, my security. Worse, she’ll make sure the Bennets pay for my mistakes.

Falling in love with a Bennet is not an option.

But I might not have a choice.

MY REVIEW

“It was a kiss thick with hello and desperate with goodbye. It was a long and languid meeting of two people who would never be, a tasting determined to mark every sensation, to commit to memory. We were a twist, his hands roaming my back, my face, my hair. My hands learned the shape of his jaw, as hard and sure as it appeared. They memorized the feeling of his hair, thick and lush, ruffling under my fingertips. For that brief and fluttering span of time, nothing mattered in the whole world except for his lips and mine.”
Mum’s The Word is the 3rd book in the Bennet Brothers Series, but can be read and enjoyed as a stand-alone novel. Mum’s The Word follows the story of Maise and Marcus. Maise and Marcus meet by chance and the sparks between them are instant. It was like kismet, fate. Their two souls finding their other half. They left their encounter feeling on top of the world…until life threw an unexpected curveball at them. You see, a romance between these two could never be. The Bower’s & Bennet’s are mortal enemies. Maise would love nothing more than to live a life, free of her own choosing. But, when you’re a Bower, there are certain expectations to uphold. Maise had every intention of biding her time, but then Marcus came into her world and turned everything upside down……
 
Mum’s The Word is a fantastic addition to the Bennett Brothers Series. I loved the humorous moments and the forbidden romance quality. Marcus and Maise were two star crossed lovers. Their romance was never meant to be, but the spark that burned between them was impossible to ignore. Despite their families, Marcus and Maise were the perfect match. Two lonely, lost souls, just looking for a piece of happiness. Family meant the world to Marcus, but he had such faith in Maise. Somehow he knew that she wasn’t like her mother and was willing to give their connection a chance. I loved watching these two stumble through the ups and downs life threw at them. The fight between the families and the unexpected betrayal, the undeniable chemistry and steamy moments…All of those moments kept me on my toes and left me begging for more. I absolutely adored Maise and Marcus and couldn’t wait to see how their story would play out.
 
Mum’s The Word is a fabulous read, from beginning to end. If you’re like me, then you’ll want to just devour this book in a single sitting. The characters are fun, easy to relate to and will keep you entertained. Mrs. Bennet is such a wonderful secondary character. She’s so real and honest and owns up to her mistakes. She loves hard and nothing is more important to her than family. I loved catching up with familiar faces and seeing how each of them played a part in Marcus and Maise’s story. Overall, I thought Mum’s The Word was a terrific read. I had a wonderful time getting swept away in Marcus and Maise’s story. It was filled with family, lots of heart and a romance that just makes you feel good and is guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face!

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

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Everyone hates parts of their job.

Maybe it’s the paperwork. Maybe it’s the day-to-day grind. Maybe it’s that client who never knows what they want, or the guy who always cooks fish in the microwave.

But not me. I love every corner of the Longbourne Flower Shop, every flower, every petal, every stem. I love the greenhouse, and I love Mrs. Bennet, my boss. I love creating, and I love being a florist. I don’t hate anything at all.

Except for Luke Bennet.

The Bennet brothers have come home to help their mom save the flower shop, and Luke is at the helm. His smile tells a tale of lust, loose and easy. He moves with the grace of a predator, feral and wild. A thing unbridled, without rules or constraint. When he comes home to save Longbourne, I almost can’t be mad at him. Almost.

He doesn’t remember that night I’ll never forget. That kiss, touched with whiskey and fire. It branded me like a red-hot iron. But it meant nothing to him.

Everyone hates part of their job, and I hate Luke Bennet.

Because if I don’t, I’ll fall in love with him.

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They say there’s no such thing as perfect.

But I’ve built my life to perfection—the perfect boyfriend, the perfect apartment, the perfect career planning celebrity weddings. My job—my only job—is to make sure every event is absolutely and completely perfect.

What’s not perfect? Kash Bennet.

And I wish I didn’t find that so appealing.

I could have told you every perfectly imperfect thing about the gardener at Longbourne. Like his hair, lush and black and far too long. Or his nose, the flat bridge of a Greek god, bent a little like it’s been broken. Or his size. Beastly. Roped and corded with muscles, gleaming with sweat and peppered with dirt. There’s no escaping him, not if I’m going to use his family’s flower shop for my events.

But nothing is what it seems. And in the span of a heartbeat, my perfect life is turned inside out. They say the best way to get over somebody is to get under somebody new. When Kash offers his services to the cause, it sounds like the perfect plan.

What’s not part of the plan? Falling in love with the gardener.

But they were right—there’s no such thing as perfect.

And I’m the fool who finds out the hard way.

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Staci has been a lot of things up to this point in her life — a graphic designer, an entrepreneur, a seamstress, a clothing and handbag designer, a waitress. Can’t forget that. She’s also been a mom, with three little girls who are sure to grow up to break a number of hearts. She’s been a wife, though she’s certainly not the cleanest, or the best cook. She’s also super, duper fun at a party, especially if she’s been drinking whiskey. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, sleeping, gaming, or designing graphics.

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Release Blitz with Review: Number Neighbors by Emma Hart

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NUMBER NEIGHBORS, an all-new, side-splittingly hilarious neighbors-to-lovers romcom from New York Times bestselling author, Emma Hart, and we have the fun, flirty new cover! Grab your copy today!

What happens when your number neighbor turns out to be your hot, British, next-door neighbor?

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Bad Idea #241: Sending a dirty text to your number neighbor.

In my defense, my friends did it too, and their neighbors took it as the joke it was.
Mine didn’t.
He responded with a dirty text of his own. Next thing I know, I have a standing texting date every night at ten-thirty.
Until I have to miss it because the stray kitten who adopted me one week ago is sick. The only person I know who can help me at this time of night is my British next-door neighbor and local vet, Isaac Cooper.
I’ll keep him overnight, he says. Here’s my number to call me in the morning, he says.
The problem?
I know that number.
Because I’ve been texting it every night for the last four days.

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MY REVIEW

Number Neighbors follows the story of Hannah and Isaac. Hannah and Isaac’s story had quite an interesting start. It started off as a fun moment between friends where they would text their number neighbors. But, when Hannah texted her number neighbor, she got a little more than what she bargained for. It was supposed to be one night of naughty texting with a mysterious stranger, but it quickly turned into more. Suddenly, Hannah has a standing sexting date every night. It’s fun and exciting…that is until Hannah accidentally discovers who her number neighbor is….

Number Neighbors was a fun and sexy read. I loved the interactions between Hannah and Isaac. Their sexting was hotter than hot, but their in person chemistry burned even hotter. These two made me laugh and had me hanging on each word and interaction. The supporting cast added to the humor and entertaining moments.

Number Neighbors is a wonderful romantic comedy. It’s fun and entertaining. It’s sexy and has lots of laugh out loud moments. And the best part is there is no drama. It’s just a straight up romantic comedy that 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 Emma Hart

Emma Hart is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels and has been translated into several different languages.
She is a mother, wife, lover of wine, Pink Goddess, and valiant rescuer of wild baby hedgehogs.
Emma prides herself on her realistic, snarky smut, with comebacks that would make a PMS-ing teenage girl proud.
Yes, really. She’s that sarcastic.

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Review: Back to You (Sweetbriar Cove #12) by Melody Grace

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Can you take a second chance at first love? Find out in the irresistible new Sweetbriar Cove romance from New York Times bestselling author, Melody Grace!

Cassie Kinsella can’t help acting on impulse… which is probably why she’s sleeping on her grandpa’s couch in Sweetbriar Cove without a job or steady relationship to her name. She’s determined to turn things around this time: no more wild adventures or reckless mistakes, however tempting they may be. Mistakes like Wes Banner; annoyingly handsome, wildly arrogant  — and the first boy to ever break her heart…

Wes Banner can’t understand why Cassie still gets under his skin. It’s been years since their summer romance went up in flames, and seeing her again should be a breeze. He’s a grown man now: wealthy, successful… and apparently, still undone by a single touch. No matter where he turns, Cassie is right there in front of him: as beautiful and infuriating as ever, making him wonder if his fancy new life is worth anything at all without her in it…

She should know better; he should be stronger than this. But the fire between them is burning hotter than ever, and soon, Wes and Cassie are reliving every last kiss — and plenty more besides. But can they take a second chance on first love? Or will old wounds and stubborn pride stand in the way of their happily-ever-after?

Find out in the new feel-good standalone romance from Melody Grace!

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MY REVIEW

“She looked like she wanted to kiss him and kill him, all in the same breath.”

Back to You follows the story of Wes and Cassie. While their story is the 12th book in the Sweetbriar Cove Series, this book can be read and enjoyed as a stand alone novel.

Cassie is known best for her impulsiveness. So, when she loses her job, she finds herself couch surfing on her grandpa’s couch. Cassie is determined to make her stay in Sweetbriar Cove, a good one. No more recklessness, no more mistakes. That sounds good and all until a blast from the past, makes her want to break all her rules….

Cassie and Wes were a terrific match. I fell in love with their story instantly and couldn’t wait to see if they’d be able to turn things around. You see, these two share a very intimate past. They loved hard and hurt even harder. So, when fate brings these two ex lovers back together, they can’t help but wonder if they should take the chance. I really enjoyed watching these two go through the motions and try to see if there was anything left to salvage. Even after all these years, after all the pain and heartache, these two burned hotter than ever. Wes and Cassie are the couple you can’t help but root for.

Back to You is a terrific addition to the Sweetbriar Cove Series. It has the perfect blend of romance, steam and heartache. There is some drama, but for the most part, it’s on the lighter side. Back to You is the kind of story you can easily read in a single sitting and the characters will have you falling head over heels for them.

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

Release Blitz with Review: Dance For Me: (A Dark College/Bully Romance) (Alder Academy) by Erin Trejo

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She was a job. Nothing more. Nothing less.

I followed my father’s orders like usual until I was tired of being used.

Whisper was a casuality of our world. One that I decided I wanted to keep more than I wanted to ruin.

She was a challenge that I liked. Even though I still wanted to break her, I wanted more.

Yet I knew the punishment I would face if I chose to keep her around.

Is she worth it?

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MY REVIEW

This story hits the ground running and at first glance, it appears like it’s going to be your typical bully romance. But, there is so much more to this story than meets the eye. This story is thrilling and unexpected. The characters are intense and just suck you in to their story. Dance for me is a refreshing and exciting take on the bully romance genre and I can’t wait to experience more from this series….

Dance For Me is a total guilty pleasure read. For me, this book was fun and sexy. It had some great darkness and unexpected turns. I loved the dancing and the chemistry between the characters. There was great tension and I loved the push and pull. The Alder 3 are a force to be reckoned with. They are intense and arrogant. You definitely don’t want to wind up on their bad side. That being said, when they care about something or someone, they go all in. The Alder 3 are more than meets the eye and each have a sweet side that is just dying to come out.

We can’t forget about Whisper! Whisper is a total bad@ss!! I love how fierce and unexpected she was. She took the cards life dealt her and just kept picking herself back up. She didn’t let anything take her down and wasn’t about to fall victim to 3 mean boys. So, it should come as no surprise that I loved Whisper and Steele together. Steele had a job to do, but couldn’t fight the way that Whisper made him feel. She made him feel alive and made his black heart beat. And boy, did she ever bring out his alpha side!! I just loved it.

Overall, I thought this book was a pretty great read. I had a hard time putting it down. My only complaint was that I do feel like the ending was a tad bit rushed. I would have liked to have seen the climax of the story play out a little more. That being said, I do feel like the author wrapped up Steele and Whisper’s story pretty well. Their story was a total guilty pleasure for me and I enjoyed every single second of it. This is my first book by this author and I look forward to seeing where she will take this series next.

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

EXCERPT

“What the hell are you doing in here?” One hand stays wrapped around her throat, the other I shove down the front of her pants. She’s wet already which doesn’t surprise me.

“Helping with the paper,” she says softly.

“Are you? Or you checking the guys out?” Yeah, there may be a bit of jealousy there. I claimed her ass, I was inside of her and now she’s mine whether she likes it or not. No one will be touching her but me. Whisper reaches for my hand, jerking it from her jeans and pushing it away.

“I believe I’m free to do what I want, Steele.”

“Is that what you think?” I lean in closer, closing the space between us as I squeeze her throat a little harder.

“I don’t need to think. I know. You don’t own me,” she says gritting her teeth. I love watching her like this. That fire, that burn.

“You don’t think so? Who was inside of you today? Whose cock was filling you, Whisper?” She grins a dark grin at me.

“Do you think you’re the only cock that’s been inside of me? Don’t flatter yourself, Alder.” Slapping my hand away from her throat, she storms from the back room and out into the front. I follow her out, licking my fingers as her gaze finds mine. She’s pissed. Just the way I like her.

“What the hell was that?” Knox asks when I take my spot next to him.

“Just having a little fun.” He chuckles before we go back to listening to Ray talk.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

USA Today Best-Selling Author.

Erin is an author of all things Alpha. Her specialty is MC romance but loves to dip into dark romance too. She will weave you a story that will have you gasping for air as you try to figure out what’s going to happen next. All of Erin’s books will have some form of romance as well as suspense. With that being said you need to keep in mind that Erin’s saying is always true. Fairy Tales Don’t Always Have A Happy Ending. Do you think you’re ready to take the plunge into Erin’s world?

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Release Blitz with Review: The Trade by Meghan Quinn

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THE TRADE by Meghan Quinn

Release Date: March 12th

Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Can you pinpoint a time in your life where you realized you are completely and utterly screwed?

I can. I got the dreaded phone call, the one every baseball player hopes and prays never comes.

I was traded. Yeah, that phone call.

Traded from my long time team of over ten years. And not just to any team, but my childhood rivals; the Chicago Rebels.

Completely and utterly screwed, right? Wrong. The trade was the least of my concerns.

I met a girl. Natalie. Man, she’s perfect.

I swore I would never get involved with anyone during the season. Too complicated. But can you believe I have zero restraint when it comes to this girl? I couldn’t get her out of my head and the more I talked to her, the more I realized I needed her in my life.

So what’s the problem? Why am I screwed? Because, Natalie, the girl I can’t stop crushing on, yeah . . . she’s married.

At least, that’s what I was told . . .

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CORY

I’m fucked.

I’m sure you hear that all the time, so the term has lost its impact.

I ran out of sugar for my cookie batter . . . I’m fucked.

Forgot my phone in my car . . . I’m fucked.

Saw my neighbor’s old-man balls . . . I’m fucked for life.

I can guarantee you right now, this is nothing compared to old-man balls and cookies.

This is way worse.

This defines the term, I’m fucked.

What is it you ask?

It happened after one of the worst baseball seasons of my life. Traded halfway through the season to the team I’d hated my entire life, I was drowning in the constant media attention, persecuting me for the pass off for my multi-million-dollar contract.

“We want to win,” the Rebels said. “We can do that with Cory Potter wearing black and red.” And just like that, the team I’ve been playing for my entire professional career up and traded me to unload my hefty salary to develop new up-and-comers from the farm system.

The Rebels.

I’m a fucking Chicago Rebel. Words I never thought I’d say, especially growing up as a Chicago Bobcats fan, the rival team to the Rebels. Not just rival, but enemies. The teams themselves don’t get along, the fans hate each other, and Chicago is divided for a good portion of the year when the stadium lights are on.

But here I am, my name attached to the biggest trade in sports history.

A ballsy move.

An upset to Baltimore.

A baseball anomaly: All-American turned Rebel.

I’ve heard it all, I’ve seen it all, and no matter what’s splashed across the headlines, it doesn’t deviate from the fact that my long-time team decided to part ways with me midseason.

Mid-fucking-season.

After fourteen years, I packed up everything and moved back to Chicago.

But even that’s not why I’m fucked; it’s just the start of it.

The beginning of the end.

Dramatic? Maybe.

But if you were in my shoes, you’d be thinking the same thing.

After not even coming close to getting into the playoffs, the season ended, I was booed off the field because that’s how Rebels fans are—you don’t perform, they hate you—and I sequestered myself to my practically empty and cold apartment.

After a week of binge-eating deep-dish pizza and watching every prison documentary on Netflix, my sister finally dragged me out of my apartment, forcing me to attend a Bobbies playoff game with her so we could cheer on my brother-in-law. Her husband.

Seeing a Rebels player cheering on a Bobbies player plastered all over the news went over just as well as a grandma telling her grandson her favorite pastime is cock-tickling.

Not well.

But still . . . not the reason I’m fucked.

This is beyond worse than that.

During that game, I got the talk. Not the birds and bees, but the talk from a concerned sister about my lack of social life.

You really should get out more.

I know some single moms who are really nice.

Maybe a dating app might be fun. Girls would be ecstatic to match with the one and only Cory Potter.

I don’t want you dying alone.

That last one was a real kicker.

Dying alone. I’m fucking thirty-five and she has me with one toe in my grave.

The way I see it is, if you don’t meet your girl in college or high school, you’re sure as shit not going to meet her while playing professional baseball. Not when the schedule is obscenely busy and long, and not when you’re known for one thing in your city: making a shitload of money for playing a sport.

It’s almost impossible to find genuine relationships when you have this level of fame.

So I’ve resolved to waiting until after I retire to fall in love.

That doesn’t mean I’ve been celibate, I’m a man after all—a man with a shitload of adrenaline pumping through him on a daily basis. I’ve had my fair share of one-night stands with women, and a few on a solid repeat with zero expectations. Every woman I’ve bedded I’ve treated with respect, and I’ve been honest with them, because if anything, I’m a genuinely nice guy who doesn’t ever want to make someone feel bad.

Ask anyone who knows me, I’m the nice guy, the dependable guy, the leader with a heart.

I don’t screw women over, ever.

Are you thinking one of those one-night stands turned into an “accident”? Is that the reason I’m fucked? Got a girl I don’t know pregnant?

Nope, not that either.

But the conversation I had with Milly pushed me to a new way of thinking.

I don’t want you dying alone.

She made me fucking paranoid.

Was I really going to die alone?

Were my good years behind me and now I’m old meat on the market?

Should I be trying to find love in the midst of the craziness of my life?

Milly made me think, which then made me open up to the idea of finding someone, of looking at women differently, of allowing the relationship part of my brain to turn on.

So instead of ignoring every woman that has relationship potential I’d possibly look for, I turned off my blinders and started looking for them.

But I didn’t come close to meeting anyone that remotely fit the box of someone I’d consider going out on a date with. That was until I attended a certain charity event.

I saw her from across the room. Her smile was what caught my eye, then it was the way she laughed and held on to her brother’s hand, her brother who had cerebral palsy.

It was the way she’d lean into him, hold him, as if he was the most wonderful human she’d ever met.

The fact that she was absolutely breathtaking with piercing blue eyes had nothing to do with it.

It was her infectious laughter.

Her kind heart.

Her dedication to her family.

In a matter of seconds, I wanted to know her, wanted to find out her name, wanted to be in her orbit. Wanted to be a recipient of her warmth and affection.

I watched her from across the room, how she interacted with every person who came up to her, and when I was finally granted the opportunity to introduce myself, my breath caught in my throat when our hands connected. I felt my heart slam against the cage in my chest. And I knew, in that moment, with our hands mid shake, my life would never be the same.

Her name is Natalie.

Sister to my new teammate Jason Orson and his twin brother Joseph.

Director of Jason’s foundation, The Lineup.

And the reason why I’m utterly fucked.

Because while I started to grow attached to this magnetic and beautiful woman, when I told my sister about her, she informed me there was a ring on Natalie’s finger.

A ring that didn’t belong to me.

Hope plummeted in the matter of seconds as I felt the color from my besotted face drain into a puddle of remorse.

She was married.

She is fucking married.

See? Totally fucked.

I’ve been crushing so hard, because even a month later, I still think about her. I can still hear her laugh, see her smile, feel her hand in mine.

I want her.

Fucking bad.

They say time will heal all wounds, well for me, the more time passes, the more my wound is exposed and tormented.

Cory Potter is crushing on a married woman . . .

That is why I am completely and utterly . . . fucked.

MY REVIEW

“You’re not a man you have a fling with. I learned that pretty quickly,” she says softly. “You’re the man you hold on to, cherish, thank whoever is listening that they’re a part of your life. You’re special, Cory.”

“You’re extraordinary. You’re a force to be reckoned with, funny, intelligent, and I’ll be honest, sexy as fuck. And when you’re ready, there’s no doubt in my mind you’ll find what you’re looking for. Who you’re looking for.”

We were first introduced to Cory Potter in The Dugout, and now it’s his turn to have his story told. When we meet up with Cory in The Trade, Cory gets the news that every baseball player dreads…..he’s been traded. And if being traded wasn’t bad enough, he finds out he’s been traded to the team that he’s hated his entire life. However, Cory will quickly discover that being traded is the least of his worries. You see, Cory meets a girl, the girl he thinks could possibly the one. He swore he didn’t want any complications, but when it comes to this girl, he can’t stay away. The only problem is, this girl is completely unattainable. 100% off limits…..or is she???

The Trade is a fantastic addition to this romantic comedy/sports romance series. I fell in love with all these characters, starting way back to The Line Up and with each story, and each character, I fall deeper in love. The Line Up, The Dugout, The Locker Room and The Trade can all be read and enjoyed as stand-alone novels, but I promise you won’t be disappointed if you end up binge reading the entire series. Now, back to The Trade….

The Trade was such a fun story. I can’t believe how hard I fell for Cory. Cory was at the top of his game and was oh, so devastated when he found out he had been traded. Only then to meet the girl of his dreams and find out she’s off limits. This poor guy can’t catch a break. But, a pregame getaway with some good friends and familiar faces will prove that everything isn’t what it seems and maybe, just maybe Cory might have a chance. Cory is one of the sweetest guys. He’s got such a big heart and when he falls in love, he does not hold back. He goes for what he wants. And Natalie….when it comes to love, she’s been dealt some pretty tough cards. She isn’t looking for love and isn’t about to put her heart on the line, but when it comes to Cory, he’s the kind of guy that leaves her questioning everything.

The road to happily ever after wasn’t an easy one for Cory and Natalie. It was filled with lots of bumps, hurdles and foot in mouth type situations along the way. But, if I’ve learned anything while watching these two try to figure things out, it’s that love is definitely worth fighting for. Neither one of these characters were perfect, but they were real and honest and had me hoping they’d find their HEA after all.

The Trade is a fun and entertaining romantic comedy. It has a delicious slow burn that will leave you aching for more. The characters are real and flawed in their own special ways. There’s great tension and explosive chemistry. There’s moments that will make you laugh and others that will have you grabbing your hair in frustration. Yes, this book will have you experiencing all kinds of emotions and in the end, it will leave you with all the feels. I had a fabulous time losing myself in Cory and Natalie’s book and can not wait to see who this author will have stealing my heart next!

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

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Review: Runaway Road (Runaway #1) by Devney Perry

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Londyn McCormack didn’t have a typical childhood. She ran away from home at sixteen, escaping parents more interested in drugs than their daughter. She doesn’t have loving siblings or an adorable pet. Her only family is the five other runaway kids who shared her junkyard home.

Life pulled them all in separate directions, taking her to Boston. For a short time, she thought she’d found something permanent. But after a devastating divorce, she’s running away again, this time to find a lost friend.
She’s driving across the country in her convertible. As a teenager, the rusty car was her shelter. As an adult, it’s her ride to freedom.

Except one flat tire derails her trip. Her life collides with Brooks Cohen. They walked away from the first crash. The second might destroy them both.

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EXCERPT
“When was the last time you had pie for dinner?”

“Can’t say I ever have.”

Her fork dove into the chocolate cream. She hummed and her eyes drifted closed when the bite passed her lips. She savored it, rolling it around in her mouth. The woman had a talented tongue—lucky pie. She moaned again, torturing me with the subtle sound.

She swallowed, then shot me a smile that was pure sex. “You’re missing out.”

I snapped my fingers, raising my hand in the air to flag down the waitress. When she came over, I pointed to Londyn’s plate. “I’ll have that.”

MY REVIEW

Runway Road is the first book in the all new Runaway Series by Devney Perry. Runaway Road follows the story of Londyn & Brooks. Life hasn’t always been kind when it comes to Londyn. Londyn has always wanted a better life than the one she was given. At 16 years old, she ran away from home and her parents were too strung to care. Living on the run was anything but glamorous, but somewhere along the way, she found a new normal. She thought she found some where to lie her head permanently, only to have the carpet ripped out from her. This unexpected twist, left Londyn at a major crossroad. She no longer knows who she is or what she wants to do with her life. So, fresh off of her divorce, Londyn decides to take a road trip and try to find the freedom she desperately needs….

Runway Road is a quick and easy read. But, don’t let the length of this book fool you. It might be shorter than other books by this author, but make no mistake, this book packs a punch. Not only is the plot refreshing and intriguing, but the characters and their charm just make you want to breath in their story. You’ve got Londyn who has always made the most out of the cards life had dealt her. She’s no stranger to making tough choices and is hoping her road trip will provide her with some much needed answers. And then you’ve got Brooks. Brooks is the man! He’s sweet. He’s family oriented. He’s loyal and is looking for happiness just like everyone else. I loved how selfless he was and how he always put others ahead of him. Fate brought Londyn & Brooks together at just the right moment and I loved watching these two fall.

Runway Road is a heartwarming second chance romance. It’s about finding peace in the choices you make. It’s about finding your home and rediscovering the person you were destined to be. It’s a story about taking risks and putting your heart on the line. It is a story that is sure to capture your heart and leave you breathless for more. Runway Road kicks this series off to a terrific start. I’m super excited to see what adventure lies ahead for us next and I can’t wait for the next character’s story to be told.

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