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Release Blitz with Review: The One I Want by S.L. Scott

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The One I Want by S.L. SCOTT

Release Date: May 10

Narrators: Sebastian York & Summer Morton

Tropes: Unforgettable Meet-Cute, Opposites Attract, Office Romance, Neighbors-to-Lovers, Friends-to-Lovers, Perfect Spring Read.

She was everything he never knew he needed.
He was everything she avoided.

💗

It’s not the first time I’ve been called a stalker.

I can’t blame Andrew Christiansen for thinking I am since we keep crossing paths, especially when I pop up in the most unexpected of places—his office.


We’re opposites in every way. Not the kind that attract.

I’ve been called a ray of sunshine. He’s been called a grumpy workaholic that needs an attitude adjustment. By me.

Somehow, we become friends, the teasing, flirting, and kissing kind. But this thing blooming between us threatens to turn this relationship from friends-to-lovers into a full-blown office romance.

That’s the least of my worries because one or two, little, okay big, secrets I’ve been keeping may turn him from the one I want into the one I can’t have.

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MY REVIEW

The One I Want is a fun and delightful read from author S.L. Scott.

The One I Want follows the story of Andrew and Juni. If ever there was a couple that fate was trying to bring together, it was these two. Andrew and Juni kept running into one another in the most unexpected places. They are complete opposites, but you know how the saying goes, opposites attract in the most delicious ways…

I had the best time getting swept up in Andrew and Juni’s story. I was captivated from the very first page and couldn’t get enough of their banter and chance encounters. Juni was absolutely loveable. She’s got a bright and fun personality that just pulls people to her. When it comes to Andrew, she is just what the doctor ordered. If there’s anyone that can turn this grumpy workaholics around, it’s Juni! Together, these two are a total breath of fresh air. I fell hard, fast, and in the end, I couldn’t get enough.

The One I Want is smartly written, captivating, and will make you swoon. I loved the characters and their story. I loved the banter and chemistry between Andrew and Juni. I loved how opposite these two were and their journey to a happily ever after. Andrew and Juni’s story made me laugh, swoon, and in the end, it left a huge smile on my face.

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

Excerpt:

I hear a familiar bark and turn back. The woman from the park rushes toward the nearest shop as if I didn’t just bust her for following me. “What are you doing?” I ask. “Are you stalking me?” I might be jumping ahead of myself, but better to settle it now. A lot of weird stuff was happening at the park. Is she to blame?

Despite Rascal’s joy to see me, obstinance stiffens her shoulders, and she scoffs. “You wish.” Her hand flies out. “It just so happens that I’m walking in the same direction. So what?”

“Defensive,” I reply, analyzing her body language. Crossed arms. Straight line across her lips. Half-mast eyelids as she glares at me.

“I’m not defensive. I’m offended. You just called me a stalker.”

“My bad.”

“You’re bad, all right.” She angles her chin up, and adds, “You can go about your day now.”

I’m tempted to chuckle, but I’m thinking it’s wise to restrain myself. “I will. Good day.”

“Good day, sir,” she says to my back as I walk away.

I stop again, but this time, I don’t look back. Forcing myself to walk forward, I continue through the upscale neighborhood to the next block. I busy my attention on the architecture until I hear Rascal bark again.

I knew I shouldn’t have talked to a stranger. She may be hot, but she could also be deranged, using her dog as a ploy to trick her next victim to her lair. What am I even talking about?

When I turn back this time, she sidles quickly up to a coffee shop window, pretending to know the people sitting on the other side.

By how they turn their backs to her, they don’t reciprocate. “Nice try,” I tease.

Glancing at me, she huffs. “I’m walking in the same direction. It’s no big deal, for God’s sake.” She punctuates the words with an epic eye roll as if I’m putting her out. Huffing, she grabs Rascal, clutching him to her side.

“His feet have—”

“Shit.”

“Exactly.”

Anger fills her chest, and she shakes her head, exhaling it loudly with a foot stomp. “Ugh! I’ll go this way.”

As. If. I’m the nuisance.

Me?

Why am I even sticking around to have this conversation? Why am I bothering? Going in different directions—that’s us. She crosses the street, and I turn the corner, both of us heading back to our own lives and hopefully never seeing each other again.

I continue toward the building up ahead alone. I’m good. I’m fine. Alone is how I thrive. I’ll be here a year or two. That’s nothing. I have plenty of work to keep me busy.

Work.

I’m here for work. That’s it. I have a plan in place, and nothing and no one will keep me from achieving my goals.

Meet S.L. Scott:

New York Times and USA Bestselling Author, S. L. Scott, lives in the capital of Texas with her family. Besides writing, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She’s obsessed with epic romances and loves a great plot twist, as well as dreams of seeing one of her own books on the big screen one day. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she’s a pro.

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Review: Maybe We Will by Melissa Foster

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Review: Maybe We Will by Melissa Foster

From Melissa Foster, the New York Times bestselling author of She Loves Me, comes a sexy and heart-warming novel about finding love—and family—where you least expect it.

When chef Abby de Messiéres returns to Silver Island with her sister to get their late mother’s affairs in order, she expected to inherit her mother’s bistro along with their childhood home, not to discover a half sister they never knew existed, and a handsome vacationer camped out on her mother’s patio.

Workaholic Aiden Aldridge has been sent to Silver Island on a work-free vacation, armed with a “Let Loose List,” and ordered to get a life by the much-younger sister he raised after the death of their parents. After years of focusing on his sister’s well-being, he’s blindsided by his intense attraction to the gorgeous, free-spirited Abby.

Aiden might not know much about chilling out, but he’s excellent at striking deals. He helps Abby with the restaurant in exchange for her help in tackling the items on his list. Sparks fly as Aiden and Abby work, and play, side by side. Intimate conversations lead to steamy kisses and undeniable passion. But there’s more to Aiden then Abby knows, and when the truth comes out, their new romance is put to the test, as the two find out if true love really can conquer all.

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MY REVIEW

Maybe We Will is the first book in the Silver Harbor Series and follows the story of Aiden & Abby. Abby is in a rut and finds herself returning home with her sister after their mom passes away. While getting their mother’s affairs in order, they quickly discover as secret their mother has been keeping…they have a sister they never knew about. On top of that, someone wants to buy their mother’s bistro and Abby isn’t having it! That brings us to Aiden. Aiden is the very definition of a workaholic and only took some time off because his little sister made him. Aiden is about as clueless as them come when it comes to taking a time out and finds himself completely blindsided by Abby. Sparks fly between Aiden and Abby instantly and the more time they spend with one another, the deeper they fall. Sounds perfect right? Well, Aiden is keeping a pretty big secret from Abby and only time will tell if Abby will be willing to forgive and forget…

Maybe We Will is a fun, sweet, and sexy read. I fell for the characters instantly and couldn’t wait to dive further into their story. I loved the relationship Abby had with her sister Deirdra. They were total opposites, but you could tell they’d do anything for each other. Finding out they had a secret sister, Cait, definitely threw them for a loop, but one moment with Cait and you just knew she was the perfect fit. I really enjoyed the time we spent with Cait and Deirdra and hope to see those 2 ladies in future books.

That bring us to Aiden. Aiden is literally the perfect guy. His one flaw, he’s a workaholic. He doesn’t know what sitting still and relaxing means. But once you get to know Aiden, you realize he is the absolute sweetest guy ever. He loves big and he loves hard and it doesn’t hurt one bit that he’s the alpha type.

Together, you might think that Aiden and Abby are an unlikely pair. Abby is a dreamer and a free spirit. She wears her emotions on her sleeves and isn’t afraid to fight for what she wants. The sparks between Abby and Aiden were on the scene immediately. I loved watching these two try to figure things out and couldn’t wait to see how it would all come together in the end.

Maybe We Will is a heartwarming and sexy read. The characters are easy to relate to and fall for. Maybe We Will is well written, entertaining, and paced well. This story is written with a lot of charm and heart. There’s some drama, but nothing over the top. And of course, you can’t for get the sweet and sexy romance that will leave you with a smile on your face and devouring every last word. I had a fun time getting lost in Abby and Aiden’s story and can not wait to see what else the Silver Harbor Series has in store for us next!

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

Release Blitz with Review: Just One Night by Carly Phillips

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JUST ONE NIGHT

Carly Phillips

Release Date: April 20

She’s the woman he can’t live without.

The one he can’t risk screwing up their relationship by sleeping with her.

Linc Kingston doesn’t accept anything less than perfection. Not in his billion-dollar business or in his personal life. He has it all. Except one thing. His personal assistant and best friend in his bed, moaning his name. No matter how much Linc wants her, she’s completely off-limits.

Jordan Greene grew up the daughter of the housekeeper at the Kingston estate, where she met and bonded with Linc at a young age, despite their economic differences. But no matter how close they are now or how much their attraction simmers beneath the surface, they’re still from two different worlds. Besides, Jordan isn’t about to risk losing her best friend for one sensual night.

Jordan might be the only woman who can handle Linc and his domineering, bossy attitude, but beneath that gruff exterior is a vulnerable man who, despite his wealth, has had a less-than-charmed life. And when Linc’s father dies, she’s there for him—unwavering in her friendship.

Until one night of passion and a positive pregnancy test changes everything.

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MY REVIEW

Just One Night follows the story of Jordan and Linc. Jordan and Linc are the best of friends and always have each other’s back. But underneath that friendship is a fire just waiting to be explored……So, when Linc has to go out of town to take care of a family matter, he of course, brings Jordan along for the ride. Linc and Jordan are from two different worlds, yet somehow make it work. They get each other and would do anything for each other. Until one night when the lines between friendship and more get blurred. Will Linc and Jordan take a chance on love or will they be destined to remain friends? There’s only one way to find out….

Just One Night was a quick and easy read. I easily finished it in just a few short hours. I fell in love with Linc and Jordan right away. Their chemistry was off the charts and left me begging for more. I loved the ease of the two of them together. Their banter and the way they anticipated each others needs…GAH! I loved it. I lived for the will they/won’t they moments. Jordan is just what the doctor ordered for Linc. She can handle him and doesn’t let him get away with anything. I loved Linc’s kind heart, alpha attitude, and his ability to make up for the mistakes he makes.

Overall, I thought this book was a really enjoyable read and I look forward to checking out more in this series.

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

Meet Carly Phillips:

NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller, Carly Phillips gives her readers Alphalicious heroes to swoon for and romance to set your heart on fire. She married her college sweetheart and lives in Purchase, NY along with her three crazy dogs: two wheaten terriers and a mutant Havanese, who are featured on her Facebook and Instagram. The author of 50 romance novels, she has raised two incredible daughters who put up with having a mom as a full time writer. Carly’s book, The Bachelor, was chosen by Kelly Ripa as a romance club pick and was the first romance on a nationally televised bookclub. Carly loves social media and interacting with her readers. Want to keep up with Carly? Sign up for her newsletter (below) and receive TWO FREE books at www.carlyphillips.com.

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Release Blitz with Review: Come To Me by J.H. Croix

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A swoon-worthy romance from USA Today Bestselling Author J.H. Croix!

A broody ex-military pilot and a sassy yoga teacher collide in a small town.

Diego is distracting. He shows up in my yoga class with his smokin’ hot bod and enough brawn to set the world on fire. Cue the melting.

He oozes the rugged hero vibe, rides a motorcycle and flies planes in the wilds of Alaska. He’s all man and then some.

I came to this small town for a fresh start, and I don’t need to be rescued. Except maybe if Diego’s the one doing the rescuing, I wouldn’t mind at all.

I’ve got it all under control until he kisses me. I’m not just melting, I’m aflame, and my heart’s in free fall. There’s only one man I want to catch me.

Diego & Gemma’s story is perfect for readers who love small town romance with grumpy heroes who know how to sweep a sassy girl off her feet in the very best way.

*A full-length, standalone romance. 

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MY REVIEW

Come To Me is the third book in the Dare With Me Series and it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone novel. Come To Me follows the story of Diego and Gemma. Gemma came to this small town in Alaska in hopes of a fresh start and the last thing she needs is Diego, the broody ex-military pilot. He’s distracting and a man like him could only mean trouble for a girl like her….

Overall, I found this book to be a quick and easy read. I love the small town vibe and the slow burning romance between Diego and Gemma. I loved watching these two interact and try to figure things out. Diego might play the grumpy, broody hero. But there is a lot more to him than meets the eye. Gemma’s sass challenged Diego in the best of ways and the chemistry between the two of them will leave readers begging for more.

The road to happily ever after wasn’t an easy one. Both Gemma and Diego had some issues to overcome. But, those issues made the journey that much sweeter and left this reader with a huge smile on her face.

If you’re looking for a feel-good, small town romance that’s light on the drama and filled with spice, look no further, Come To Me is just the read you have been waiting for. This book checked off all of my small town romance boxes and in the end, left me with a big smile on my face. I had the best time getting to know these characters and couldn’t help but fall in love with their story. I look forward to checking out more from this author in the future.

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


Meet J.H. Croix:

USA Today Bestselling Author J. H. Croix lives in a small town in the historical farmlands of Maine with her husband and two spoiled dogs. Croix writes steamy contemporary romance with sassy women and rugged alpha men who aren’t afraid to show some emotion. Her love for quirky small-towns and the characters that inhabit them shines through in her writing. Take a walk on the wild side of romance with her bestselling novels!

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Review: The Butterfly Effect (Boggy Creek Valley #1) by Kelly Elliott

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The butterfly effect — one small change, one moment in time that impacts the future.

At twenty-six years old I never dreamed I’d walk in on my husband in bed with my best friend. At twenty-seven years old I found myself divorced, and the mother of a one-year-old son. Never mind I was learning to take the reins of my family’s apple orchard business. There was no way my life could be any more complicated…or so I thought.

Can a woman who’s lost all trust in men help a man who can’t even trust himself?

Aiden O’Hara was my brother’s best friend, and I would be remiss if I said I hadn’t always found him utterly attractive—and the passing of time or circumstances didn’t change that. But when he moves back to Boggy Creek Valley after serving his time as a Navy SEAL, I cannot deny the pull I feel between us.

Aiden is haunted by his own demons—demons that seem bigger than the both of us—and my heart warns me to stay away. I’d been burned already and didn’t need that added complication in my life, or so I thought. But one moment in time changes everything between us, and neither one of us can deny the hidden feelings we share.

Our pasts want to keep us apart…our future will be up to the wings of fate.

The Butterfly Effect is book one in the Boggy Creek Valley series and is a stand-alone novel.

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MY REVIEW

Kelly Elliott pulls out all the stops in her latest release, The Butterfly Effect. The Butterfly Effect is the first book in the Boggy Creek Valley Series and follows the story of Aiden and Willa. Willa has been in love with Aiden for as long as she can remember, but the timing and life always seemed to get in their way. Flash forward to 9 years later, Willa is freshly divorced and Aiden has finally returned home. Things between Aiden and Willa have always been complicated, but this time pull between them is too strong to ignore….

The Butterfly Effect pulled me in from the very first page. I absolutely adored Aiden and Willa. From the moment I met those two, I just knew their story was going to be special and I was not disappointed. Kelly Elliott pulled out all of the stops with Aiden and Willa’s story. It has all the small-town goodness, sexiness, and light drama that we know and love from this author. You could tell that this story was written with a ton of heart and was going to take you on an unforgettable journey. Together, Aiden and Willa were just effortless. Their push and pull left me dying for more and their chemistry we off the charts.

This story does deal with some difficult subject matter and I applaud the author for the way she dealt with it and how she made the reader connect and understand what the characters were going through. Aiden and Willa’s story is the kind of story that you just can’t help but get consumed with and root for the characters to find their way.

In the end, The Butterfly Effect was an unforgettable read that left me swooning and with a huge smile on my face. Kelly Elliott Fans, you are in for one heck of a treat with The Butterfly Effect and I hope you love it just as much as I did. I think the Boggy Creek Valley Series is off to one heck of a start and I can not wait to see what the author has in store for us readers next.

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

Review: The Rebel by Kendall Ryan

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Title: The Rebel

Series: Looing to Score

By Kendall Ryan

Release Day: March 30, 2021

An all-new sizzling standalone romance from New York Times Bestselling author Kendall Ryan…

Holt

Six years ago, Eden barged into my life and turned everything upside down.

We spent one scorching-hot night together, and then she disappeared into the sunset with the golden jock everyone adored. Which makes sense, right? A girl as beautiful and brilliant as Eden Wynn doesn’t end up with a rebel like me.

I expected them to live happily ever after, but that’s not what happened. She’s back in my life—and tempting me like no one else has. And while I’m certain I’ll only tarnish her shine, I want her.

I’d heard the old notion that one night held the power to change everything. I just never believed it.

Until now.

Eden

I’m public enemy number one.

Turns out, the East Coast is protective of their hockey team and very vocal about not wanting a young female owner. Well, too bad, because this team is all Grandpa Wynn left me, and I have no intention of walking away.

Enter my new head of security, Holt Rossi. My history with him is . . . complicated. Chemistry reignites between us while the world waits for me to stumble.

He’s supposed to protect me—but who will protect my heart from him?

Warning: This romance contains one growly, broken hero; a bunch of rowdy hockey players; and a smart, hardworking heroine whose life hasn’t been all sunshine and rainbows. This is a no-cheating, scorching-hot love story with a guaranteed HEA.

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My Review

The Rebel kicks off a brand new series from author Kendall Ryan and it follows the story of Holt and Eden. When we first meet up with Holt and Eden, they’re in college and spend an unforgettable night together. Unfortunately for them, life had other plans and it will be 6 years before the two of them are reunited.

The Rebel is a fast-paced second chance romance. The characters are real and easy to connect with. I loved the idea of this story, Eden trying to run a failing hockey team and Holt being the knight in shining armor security guard. Seriously, it was the best set-up. I loved how easy things were between Holt and Eden. Despite their time apart, the chemistry between them burned hotter than ever and was impossible to ignore. Holt entered Eden’s life at just the right moment. Sure he was broody at times and didn’t think he was right for Eden. But, Holt was exactly what the doctor ordered…

The Rebel is a fun and sexy read. It’s one that you can easily devour in just a few short hours. I thought this book was refreshing and entertaining. It was written with a lot of emotion and had little to no drama. If I had to make one complaint, it would be that I felt some parts were a little rushed. There were a few instances where certain subjects were touched on, yet glossed over at the same time. I found those moments lacking and they left me wanting more.

Overall, I think this series is off to a good start. I did have some issues with this story, but still found it to be an enjoyable read. I had a fun time getting swept up in Eden and Holt’s story and look forward to seeing where this series will go next.

*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.

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Review: Custom Made (Fast & Fury #2) by Chantal Fernando

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Review: Custom Made (Fast & Fury #2) by Chantal Fernando

Cameron Davies has the job she’s always wanted—designing custom motorcycles at Fast & Fury. No way is she going to screw this up. But when her wild, sexy one-night stand ends up being the shop’s new VIP client, her life is suddenly turned on its head.

Orion Stenton radiates power, danger and, most of all, sex. His lavish lifestyle is fraught with dangers for Cam—and a far too intimate link to her past. She has to keep things professional, but it’s impossible to forget the feel of him or the way he whispers her name.

The connection between them demands far more than a quick fling. But when Cam’s past puts Orion in danger, she must face her demons if she’s going to save them both.

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Custom Made is the second book in the Fast and Fury Series and follows the story of Cam and Orion. Cam and Orion’s story was fun, entertaining, and kept me intrigued the entire time.

I couldn’t help but be intrigued by Cam when her character was first introduced. She made some bad decisions and paid the price for them. Now she just wants to put the past behind her and turn her life around. Meeting Orion was the last thing she expected. Orion is everything she should be staying away from. He’s sexy, powerful, and dangerous. Try as she might, she can’t fight the pull she feels towards Orion. Will Cam get that second chance she so desperately is seeking or will her past sneak up on her and destroy everything? There’s just one way to find out…

Custom Made was a fun book to spend my day getting lost in. Cam is an extremely talented artist who’s worked hard to put her past behind her. Her past has made her kind of jaded, but in spite of all of that, she still believes in love and family. Orion is everything she should stay away from, but just can’t. He’s sexy, determined, and isn’t afraid of going after what he wants. I loved that Cam didn’t give in to Orion immediately. She made him work for her affections and prove to her that he wants more than just a good time. Were these characters perfect? Absolutely not! I think that’s what drew me to them. They were flawed and easy to connect to. They had issues to overcome and while communicating didn’t always come easy, neither one of them was willing to give up without a fight.

Overall, I thought this was a really entertaining read. I enjoyed the drama and friendships. I loved the romance and good times. I loved the closeness of the MC and how they looked out for everyone. All in all, I had a great time getting swept up in this story and can’t wait to see where this series will take readers next!

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

Review: Montana Mavericks (Mavericks Montana 1-3) by Rebecca Zanetti

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Review: Montana Mavericks (Mavericks Montana 1-3) by Rebecca Zanetti

njoy three stories in one with the scorching Maverick Montana series from New York Times bestselling author Rebecca Zanetti!

Against the Wall: The last thing city girl Sophie Smith expects when arriving in Montana to oversee her latest project is to be yanked atop a stallion by a cowboy. And not just any cowboy—Jake Lodge, the lawyer opposing her company’s project. But Sophie has banked everything on its success. She can’t fail, no matter how tempting Jake may be.

Under the Covers: Juliet Montgomery fled to Montana to escape her not-so-law-abiding family, but when someone back home finds her in the small town near the Kooskia reserve, sexy sheriff Quinn Lodge must push aside his own demons—and try to contain his explosive attraction to Juliet—to keep her safe.

Rising Assets: Melanie Jacoby’s chances for having a family are shrinking with every passing day. Her only comfort is her best friend, sexy cowboy Colton Freeze, but when a heated argument between them turns into an even hotter kiss, the boundaries of their friendship are blurred. But will their new friends-with-sexy-benefits arrangement destroy everything they once shared?

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My Review

Three Hot Books in One Awesome Collection!! Sign Me Up! Montana Mavericks is a fabulous collection of hot alpha males and the women they’ll do anything for.

Montana Mavericks gives you not one, not two, but three scorching hot love stories. I found each story to well written and entertaining. I fell in love with the characters instantly and couldn’t wait to read more. Each story is filled with love, romance, and the importance of family and friends. Each story also had its own blend of danger and intrigue. From undeniable chemistry to will they/won’t they moments with alpha heroes and their strong female leads, this collection of books checked all of my boxes and at the end of the day, it left me with a huge smile on my face.

If you’re looking for a steamy collection of books to wrap yourself in this winter, that you can easily devour in a single sitting, I highly recommend giving this collection a try.

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

Release Tour with Review: The Touch of a Villain by Holly Renee

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Release Tour with Review: The Touch of a Villain by Holly Renee

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𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐓𝐨𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐨𝐟 𝐚 𝐕𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐛𝐲 𝐇𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐑𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄! 𝐃𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞!

#𝟏-𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐜𝐤 𝐭𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲!

Young. Wealthy. Elite. Ruthless. The boys of Clermont Bay ruled over this town as if it was their kingdom.

And Beck Clermont controlled them all.

He was arrogant and conceited, and from the moment I met him, he had made up his mind about me.

Dangerously handsome and wickedly cruel, he had no intention of letting me spend my senior year under the radar.

The secrets of old money ran deep, and even though I barely knew them, the sins of my family had put a target on my back.

He was a hurricane, and I was unprepared for the storm.

His touch fatal. His impact irreparable.

There was no negotiation.

He stole my heart. Without warning, without permission.

He was the enemy, but that didn’t stop me from falling for The Touch of a Villain.

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MY REVIEW

“She looked at me like she didn’t care that I was the villain of her story.”

The Touch of a Villain is the explosive first book in The Boys of Clermont Bay Series. The Touch of a Villain is a delicious bully/enemies to lovers romance that will keep readers on the edge of their seats and leave them begging for more.

There is nothing I love more than a good enemies to lovers/bully romance and this one hit all of the marks for me. I was sucked into the story immediately and was dying to know what would happen next. The tension and chemistry were so palpable, you could feel it oozing off the pages. You’ll be left with a million questions and though readers know instantly that they should hate Beck, there is just something about him that just draws you in and is impossible to ignore.

The Touch of a Villain is filled with intrigue and a delicious web of lies. You know something bad went down in the past, but what exactly happened, is still to be determined. And just when you think you’ve got a handle on where the story is going and what someone’s true intentions are, you get thrown one heck of a curveball. Yes, the ending of this story left me shocked, surprised, and anxious to see what will do down next.

All in all, this book was a fabulous read to spend my morning getting lost in. I couldn’t put this book down and devoured it in just a few hours. I think this series is off to a fantastic start and I can’t wait to get my hands on the next book in this series.

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

GIVEAWAY

To celebrate the release of The Touch of a Villain’s, Holly Renee is hosting a giveaway. Head to her Facebook page to enter: http://www.facebook.com/authorhollyrenee

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Amazon Top 100 bestselling author of contemporary romance, Holly Renee brings readers a pinch of angst, an indulgence of heat, and the perfect amount of heart in every book.

Born and raised in East Tennessee, she is a married mom of two wild children. When she’s not writing, you can find her reading, pretending to be a dragon for the hundredth time that day, being disgustingly in love with her husband, or chilling in the middle of the lake with her sunglasses and a float.

Holly is a lover of all things romance, Mexican food, Harry Potter, and yoga pants.

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Review: Forever Summer by Melody Grace

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Review: Forever Summer by Melody Grace

PRAISE FOR MELODY GRACE:

“Melody Grace created fascinating characters that are simply I-R-R-E-S-I-S-T-I-B-L-E ! Her stories leave you with a big smile on your face and a heart bursting with love.” – A Bookish Escape Blog

“Sexy and sweet: the perfect summer read!” – Corinne Michaels, New York Times bestselling author

“Heartwarming, swoony, and sexy as hell.” – Claire Contreras, New York Times bestselling author

“Sizzling summer perfection! Melody Grace does it again.” – Kendall Ryan, New York Times bestselling author

“Sizzling hot and super emotional – the perfect combo!” – NYT and USA Today bestselling Lauren Blakely

“A roller coaster ride of pure emotion… beautifully written.” Blame it on the Rain Reviews

Fall in love with summer at the Beachcomber Inn! Start a brand-new chapter in the USA Today bestselling series, and find out why millions of readers love returning to Sweetbriar Cove, the quirky small town on Cape Cod that’s full of feel-good romance… 

“For sale: Beachcomber Inn. This charming B&B has seen better days, but a little TLC will bring it back to life. Price: $1 to the right owner…”

Evie Baxter-Jones has never been impulsive… Until the night she goes online to buy a new bathrobe, and winds up the proud owner of a bed and breakfast on Cape Cod. She’s hoping life in Sweetbriar Cove will be a fresh start away from the sympathetic smiles she’s been getting, ever since she was widowed before her thirtieth birthday. She’s not expecting to find a town full of quirky locals, the Inn in desperate need of repairs — or for her handsome new neighbor to make her heart beat faster in her chest. When he’s not driving her crazy with his playboy ways, that is…

Local firefighter, Noah Montgomery, isn’t looking to put his heart on the line. He’s sworn to keep his life simple and drama-free, until the new owner of the Beachcomber Inn arrives in town, and makes him think twice about his solo plans. Evie is beautiful, captivating – and stubborn as hell. She’s determined to get the Beachcomber Inn up and running again, and Noah is just being a good neighbor by lending a hand… 

At least, that’s his story, but as the pair grow closer, the sparks between them are impossible to ignore. Soon, the summer is heating up with a passion Evie never saw coming. She knows heartbreak all too well, but can Noah convince her to take a chance on love again? Or will the tragedies of the past keep them from their new forever? 

Find out in the new charming, feel-good trip to Sweetbriar Cove – featuring all your favorite characters!

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My Review

Forever Summer is the latest romance novel from author Melody Grace that is sure to leave readers swooning and with a smile on their face.

Forever Summer follows the story of Evie and Noah. Looking for a fresh start, Evie finds herself the new owner of the Beachcomber Inn. Unfortunately for Evie, she bit off a lot more than what she planned on. But, no worries. If anyone is up for the challenge, it’s Evie. The one thing she didn’t plan on was Noah. Noah wants nothing more than to keep his life calm and easy breezy. The last thing he was looking for was a woman to complicate things. No matter how hard they tried to avoid it, fate kept throwing the two of them together. Noah and Evie are no strangers when it comes to heartache and only time will tell if they’re willing to put their hearts on the line…

Forever Summer is just the read I was looking for to put me in the Summer state of mind. Forever Summer kicks off the Beachcomber Inn Series and what a great start to this series it is! The characters are fun and relatable. The storyline is intriguing and will suck readers in instantly. Noah and Evie have amazing chemistry and I loved all of their interactions. They shared so many wonderful will they/won’t they moments. Both Noah and Evie are no strangers to heartbreak and are both afraid to fall in love again. I loved how well they got each other and how real the author made them. They are the kind of characters you can easily find yourself rooting for.

Forever Summer is a quick and heartwarming read. It’s definitely a read that you can finish in a single sitting. I fell for the characters and their stories right away. I loved all of the cameos from the Sweetbriar Cove Series and am excited for more in the Beachcomber Inn Series.

If you’re looking for a sweet and sexy read with light drama and a guaranteed happily ever after, look no further. Forever Summer is just the read you’ve been waiting for!

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