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Release Blitz with Review: The Perfect First by Maya Hughes

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Author: Maya Hughes

Genre: New Adult Romance

Cover Design: Najla Qamber, Qamber Designs

Release Date: April 25, 2019

“How long do you last in bed?” Those were her first words to me, swiftly followed up with, “And how big would you say you are?”

Persephone Alexander. Math genius. Lover of blazers. The only girl I know who can make Heidi braids look sexy as hell. And she’s on a mission. Lose her virginity by the end of the semester.

I walked in on her interview session for potential candidates (who even does that?) and saw straight through her brave front. She’s got a list of Firsts to accomplish like she’s only got months to live. I’ve decided to be her guide for all her firsts except one. Someone’s got to keep her out of trouble. I have one rule, no sex. We even shook on it.

I’ll help her find the right guy for the job. Someone like her doesn’t need someone like me and my massive…baggage for her first time.

Drinking at a bar. Check.

Partying all night. Double check.

Skinny dipping. Triple check.

She’s unlike anyone I’ve ever met. The walls I’d put up around my heart are slowly crumbling with each touch that sets fire to my soul.

I’m the first to bend the rules. One electrifying kiss changes everything and suddenly I don’t want to be her first, I want to be her only. But her plan was written before I came onto the scene and now I’m determined to get her to re-write her future with me.


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“I’ve been dreaming of you every night, and if I’m still dreaming, I don’t want to wake up. I need you.”

The Perfect First is wonderful heartwarming opposites attract romance. Told from dual points of  view, The Perfect First follows the story of Seph & Reece. Seph and Reece couldn’t be more different if they tried. While Seph is young, she is smarter than her years; the total nerdy girl. And then you have Reece. Reece is the experienced jock who could have any girl he wanted. Their first encounter might have been rocky and definitely unconventional, but totally unforgettable. Reece will quickly find that there is more to Seph than meets the eye and will do anything to continue on with this unexpected friendship…..

The Perfect First was such a fun and entertaining read. It was so fresh and so unexpected. I couldn’t help but read it in just a single sitting. Seph and Reece pulled me in from the very first page and left me hanging on every word. Reece & Seph had amazing chemistry. I loved how different they were and how they brought out the best in one another. I loved the slow burn and build toward their something more. The took the time to get to know one another and really let the tension build. And once the lines began to cross, all bets were off and I just couldn’t get enough.

The Perfect First is a really sweet story filled with fantastic humor and lots of great firsts. I laughed. I swooned. I totally fell in love with these characters and their story. The Perfect First was a joy to read, from beginning to end. I thoroughly enjoyed getting lost in these characters.

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


Maya Hughes can often be found sneaking in another chapter while hiding in the bathroom from her kids! 🙂 I’m a romance writer who loves taking inspiration from everyday life, namely my husband and biggest fan. Inspiration also strikes when I hear a song, meet someone new or daydream while at soccer practice.

I’m the mom of three little ones, the wife to an amazing husband and also work full time. Some of my favorite things are cinnamon rolls, white wine, laughing until I can’t breathe and traveling with my family.







Release Blitz with Review: Stay with Me by K.L. Grayson

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Stay With Me, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by USA Today bestselling author K.L. Grayson is live!


Stay with me.

Three simple words.

One impossible request.

I’ve loved Allie McCallister for as long as I can remember. Her happiness and well-being mean more to me than anything else, which is why when the opportunity of a lifetime presented itself, I had to take it. Three months was such a short amount of time to be apart to provide the financial stability we needed to start our lives.

It wasn’t supposed to catapult my band to stardom, and it sure as hell wasn’t supposed to set off the chain of events that pushed my relationship with Allie to the brink. Our hearts were shattered, our love tested, and when everything fell apart she begged me to leave.

Eight years ago, tragedy broke us. Now we’re back in the same little town where we once dreamed of building our future.

She’s a divorced, single mom.

I’m a damaged country music star.

There are a hundred reasons for us to stay apart.

But all it takes is one look, one touch, one kiss to know our story isn’t over. Now I have to convince her to let me stay.

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“There isn’t a rewind button in life, but every once in a while, we get a do-over. Sometimes, if we’re lucky, we get a chance to do right the second time that we got the first wrong.”

“That look is everything I need.”

“Two bodies, two hearts, two souls, raw and vulnerable as they reunite and become one.”

Stay with Me….3 simple words that have the power to make or break you. One moment. One outcome that has the power to turn your life upside down. But, sometimes, if you’re lucky fate will intervene and offer up a second chance. If that should happen, if fate should offer you that second chance, one would be stupid to not go after it with everything they’ve got……

Allie and Jackson fell hard and fast for one another. But life took them both on unexpected roads. Eight years would pass before before these two would cross paths again. Jackson’s had a lot of time to reflect on his past and now that his path has once again crossed with Allie, he will do anything to keep her.

The road to happily ever after for Jackson and Allie won’t be an easy one. They both have pain and heartache to work past. But, if there is one thing that I’ve learned while immersing myself in Jackson and Allie’s story is that these two have an unforgettable and powerful love. What they once shared is real, and worth fighting for. Sure, they’re both different people than they once were. But, a love like they have is a love that can withstand anything…..

Stay with Me is a heartbreaking and beautiful second chance romance. This story pulled me in from the first page and had me holding my breath until the very last page. From pain and love to heartbreak and second chances. This story was beautifully written and was everything that I could ever want or need in a book by K.L. Grayson.

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

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About K.L. Grayson

K.L. Grayson resides in a small town outside of St. Louis, MO. She is entertained

daily by her extraordinary husband, who will forever inspire every good quality she

writes in a man. Her entire life rests in the palms of six dirty little hands, and when the

day is over and those pint-sized cherubs have been washed and tucked into bed, you can find her typing away furiously on her computer. She has a love for alpha-males,

brownies, reading, tattoos, sunglasses, and happy endings…and not particularly in that


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Review: Best I’ve Ever Had by Abbi Glines

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Summer had returned to the coastal town of Sea Breeze, Alabama. The nightlife lit up with scantily clad sun-kissed bodies, live music, the smell of freshly cooked seafood.

Taking it all in he wondered if coming back had been the best thing. He wasn’t the same man who had driven out of town a year ago on the motorcycle he’d spontaneously bought after his best friend’s wedding. From the messy blond curls he’d let grow out to the tattoos now covering his arms, part of his chest and even the side of his neck, it all represented a part of his journey.

Eli Hardy was back, but he didn’t plan on staying for long


“This may be the biggest mistake of my life, but at least I was making it.”

“When I was near her, life was better…no, it was more than better. Seeing her was worth waking up for.”

“You own me. Every motherfucking corner of my soul is consumed with you. To tell you I love you isn’t enough. It’s never been enough. But make no mistake, I do love you.”

When we first meet up with Eli, he’s lost. A total mess. He’s falling hard, but in that moment of despair, he’s given the chance to leave. A chance to go find himself and live his life to the fullest. But, when a family crisis has him returning just a short year later, Eli comes back a changed man. The old Eli has been left behind and in his place is a more rugged, tattooed version with secrets and pain in his eyes. Eli doesn’t plan on staying home longer than he has to…that is until Ophelia Finlay enters the picture. Ophelia is like a breath of fresh air and represents everything Eli never knew that he wanted. He wants nothing more than to stay away, but the pull towards Ophelia will prove very hard to ignore…..

Best I’ve Ever Had is classic Abbi Glines. With her fast paced, yet beautiful writing, she has delivered a story that not only pulls at your heart, but is completely addictive. Eli & Ophelia fall hard and fast and their story will leave you glued to the pages. I don’t know about you guys, but I am a total sucker for the bad boy. You know the kind I’m talking about. The kind that has secrets and has been hurt by love in the past. The kind that thinks there’s no way he’s good enough and doesn’t deserve the love of a good woman. That in a nutshell is Eli. He is the sweetest guy, if only he could let his fears stay away. And Ophelia is the light to his darkness. She accepts Eli for who is and for all of his faults. I loved the push and pull between the two of them and I loved watching the two of them try to figure things out. While these two fell hard and fast, it wouldn’t be an Abbi Glines novel without a little angst and drama.

Overall, I found this book to be an enjoyable read. I loved the fast pace and addictive quality of the story-line. The characters did a good job of pulling me into their story and keeping my interest the entire time. I loved that this was a quick read, one that you could easily finish in a single sitting. And while The Best I’ve Ever Had does wrap up Eli & Ophelia’s story, I’m not gonna lie, I would have loved a little more of their story in the end…just a chapter or two more…but, I’m greedy like that 😉 I do believe the story ended the way it did so that we could start the next book in the series right where this one left off.

I had a fun time getting swept up in Best I’ve Ever Had and look forward to seeing 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*

Review: Pregnant in Pennsylvania by Jasinda Wilder

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A fifty-book series exploring the various popular romance tropes while taking a tour of our fifty United States, each story is set in a different state and features bits of local lore, concretely placing each story in a setting local residents will recognize immediately.

This first story, PREGNANT IN PENNSYLVANIA, explores the accidental pregnancy trope, set in small town Pennsylvania, a “roll up the sidewalks after 7pm” kind of village where everyone knows everyone else, where gossip is woven into the fabric of the community…where a newcomer is watched and scrutinized, and where a single mother is already the subject of much gossip and debate.

With fifty states and fifty tropes to explore, each novel will be a standalone, readable and enjoyable without having to have read any of the others, but the series as a whole will maintain a thematic and stylistic feel…making them highly collectable as well as endlessly re-readable.

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Words can not even express how excited I was to hear about the 50 States of Love Series. It is such a unique and fun idea and I couldn’t wait to see which state we would explore first.

Pregnant is Pennsylvania is the first book in the 50 States of Love Series and it follows the story of Jamie and Elyse. Their story combines two of my favorite troupes: accidental pregnancy and small town romance. In a town where everyone knows your name and nothing is ever kept secret, I couldn’t wait to see how Jamie and Elyse’s story would play out.

Elyse & Jamie’s story captured me from the very first page and I couldn’t help but get swept up in their story. From the moment I was first introduced to their characters, I just had to know more. As a single mom, Elyse knows more than anyone else, just how cruel small town gossip can be. As much as she’d love to move on and find some happiness of her own, her son remains her number one priority. Little did she know that when the newcomer blew into town, her entire world would be turned upside down.

There is so much to love about Jamie and Elyse’s story. Their story is filled with lots of heart, romance, friendship and angst. I loved the will they/won’t they moments, the moments that just made you swoon, the delicious tension and the oh so irresistible pull. At the end of the day, this story hit all the marks I was looking for and was a lot of fun to spend my day getting lost in.

Pregnant in Pennsylvania kicks off the 50 States of Love Series with a terrific start. I enjoyed getting to know these characters and I look forward to seeing which state has me falling in love next.

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


Release Blitz with Review: The Roommate Agreement by Emma Hart

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Let your homeless best friend stay with you, he said. Being roommates will be fun, he said. It’s only temporary, he said.

He never said I’d fall for him.

The Roommate Agreement, all-new hilarious and romantic comedy from New York Times bestselling author Emma Hart is available now!


You know what isn’t ‘temporary?’ The endless stream of dirty socks in my bathroom and empty food packets under the sofa—and don’t even get me started on the hot guys who take over my living room every Sunday to watch sports.

I can’t take anymore.

So I propose a roommate agreement. One that will bring peace and order back to my life, complete with rules that might just stop my newfound crush on my best friend in its tracks.

After all, there’s only so many times you can see your best friend naked before you start to lose your mind.

Rules. They’re meant to be broken… Aren’t they?


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“If there was anything better than chips and queso on the sofa, it was chips and queso in bed without pants on. Now there was a quote for a t-shirt.”

“The woman was a menace. If I wasn’t careful, she’d be my downfall.”

“I wanted more. I wanted her. I wanted to be hers, even if she yelled at me before I left because I’d left a pan soaking in the sink and it’d turned the water grimy and I hadn’t emptied it out. It was worth it. Fuck, it had to be worth it.”

Seriously, there is nothing better than spending your day wrapped up in a romantic comedy from author Emma Hart. Her latest release, The Roommate Agreement is a hilarious take on a friends to lovers romance that will leave you cracking up one minute and swooning the next…

The Roommate Agreement follows the story of Shelby and Jay. From the moment I dove into their story, I was hooked. You see, Shelby and Jay have been bff’s for an eternity. So, when Jay needed a temporary place to stay, of course Shelby hooked him up. She thought it would be fun having her best friend always around, but what she never planned on was falling for him. And to make matters worse, Jay is super messy and never cleans up after himself. Inspired by an episode of The Big Bang Theory and a need for order in her life, Shelby comes up with the Roommate Agreement…..

The Roommate Agreement is a fast paced, laugh out loud romantic comedy. I loved the dynamic between Jay and Shelby and was excited to see where their story would go. Their chemistry was off the charts and I really enjoyed how real Jay & Shelby were with one another. I loved the ease of their friendship and was so excited to see their story unfold. At the end of the day, their story was just a lot of fun to get lost in. I laughed. I swooned. I enjoyed the sexy good times. All in all a terrific read with little to no drama that I couldn’t help but devour.

*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: Always Be Mine (Sweetbriar Cove #9) by Melody Grace

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Watch love bloom in the new Sweetbriar Cove romance from New York Times bestselling author, Melody Grace!

Actress Lila Moore is starting over. Escaping Hollywood scandal, she’s hiding out in Sweetbriar Cove to plan the next chapter in her life. The last thing she wants is an annoyingly handsome man snooping in her business, even if It turns out that he’s not the paparazzi… but her new gardener.

Landscape designer Griffin Hart doesn’t care about gossip, and he definitely doesn’t have time for a high-strung client like Lila. He prefers getting dirty planting spring bulbs, not walking the red carpet at a fancy premiere. As far as he’s concerned, their relationship is strictly business. But it turns out, Lila isn’t anything like the diva he expected. And when sparks fly, he can’t stay away…

Soon, the gardens aren’t the only thing blossoming at Rose Cottage. But can Lila trust enough to open her heart again? And when the past catches up with them, will this unlikely couple find a way to keep love in season all year long?

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“Griffin was out of excuses–and in deep. “

“She’d never known a man like this before. Brave, strong and true.”

Melody Grace has done it again. With her signature swoon and small town romance, Always Be Mine is sure to make you fall head over heels and have you dreaming of summer.

Always Be Mine is the 9th book in the Sweetbriar Cove Series and just like the others before it, Always Be Mine is sure to capture you heart and sweep you off of your feet. One of my favorite things about this series is how all the stories flawlessly intertwine. Each book gives you a feeling of home and catching up with your friends. That being said, if Always Be Mine is your first book by this author, never fear, you can totally read this book as a stand-alone novel.

Always Be Mine is beautifully written and is a story of starting over and learning to move on from your past. It’s about accepting change and learning how to roll with the obstacles life throws at you. It is a story of friendship and love that is sure to light up your face and give you all the swoons. Lila and Griffin stole my heart from the moment their characters were introduced. I had a feeling they would give my heart a run for its money and let me tell you, those two do not disappoint. Their journey to happily ever after was a fun and entertaining one. And it wouldn’t be a good romance without a little drama and some surprises along the way.

Overall, I really enjoyed this story. The writing swept me away and left me longing for summer. The characters were wonderful and easy to connect with. I am a sucker for small town romances and the Sweetbriar Cove Series never disappoints. Once again, author Melody Grace has delivered a swoon worthy romance with just a dash of drama to keep you on your toes. Lila and Griffin’s story is the kind of romance that just warms your heart and leaves you begging for more. Their story was impossible to put down and I loved every single moment of it.

Always Be Mine is a terrific read from beginning to end and is a great addition to the Sweetbriar Cove Series. I loved getting swept up in these characters and falling in love with their story.

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

Release Blitz with Review: Entice Me (Austin Singles #2) by Kelly Elliott

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Since the moment Kaelynn Dotson walked into my world, I haven’t

been able to think, eat, or sleep. After having my heart broken by

the only woman I’ve ever loved, Kaelynn has ignited something deep

down inside me—a flame so hot that I cannot ignore, no matter how

hard I try.


I vowed to never open myself up to a woman again, but there’s

something about Kaelynn that is drawing me to her.


There’s just one problem.


She’s hiding something from me. Trust is something I need, but

when it comes to Kaelynn, all the lines seem to be blurred. I know I

should take this as a warning and walk away, but for some reason, it’s

only enticing me more.


I’m living a lie.


I’m not the girl from a middle-class family in Utah like Nash thinks. I’m

the heiress to a billion-dollar fortune, and that’s not what he’s looking for. He’s

had that before, and it left him scarred.


If the truth comes out, I’ll lose the only man I’ve ever fallen in love

with . . . I’m not sure I’m willing to give him up.


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Ever since finishing Seduce Me, I have been excited to get my hands on the next book in the Austin Singles Series and I’m hear to tell you that Entice Me does not disappoint.

Entice Me follows the story of Nash and Kaelynn. From the moment Nash lays eyes on Kaelynn, he can’t help but be intrigued by her. Even though he’s sworn off women, he can’t help but want to know more about Kaelynn. As much as he’s drawn to her, Nash can’t help but feel like Kaelynn is keeping something from him. Nash desperately wants to give Kaelynn the benefit of the doubt, but when you’ve been burned before, how do you ever trust again…..When Kaelynn moved to Texas, romance was the last thing on her mind. But, when it comes to Nash, there is just something about him that can’t be ignored. He’s a breath of fresh air that Kaelynn just isn’t used to. However, there’s something about Kaelynn that no one knows. Nash & Kaelynn come from two different worlds. Will Nash be able to accept the truth that Kaelynn is hiding? Or will the truth cost Kaelynn the only thing she’s ever wanted? There’s only one way to find out….

Entice Me was a captivating read from beginning to end. Nash & Kaelynn were such a joy to watch. They both had some obstacles to overcome in their journey to find their happily ever after. At times, they frustrated me and man, do I wish they would have communicated better. But, it’s those will they/won’t they moments that kept me on my toes and left me begging for more. Nash & Kaelynn had explosive chemistry and I really enjoyed watching them learn and grow and put their hearts on the line.

Once again, Kelly Elliott has written a story that not only kept me glued to the pages, but put my emotions through the wringer. Entice Me hit all the marks with it’s sexy good times, wonderful characters and an oh so delicious romance. Entice Me is a terrific addition to the Austin Singles Series and I 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*

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, Without You, and Unconditional Love, to name just a few.

Kelly has been passionate about writing since she was fifteen. After years of filling journals with stories, she finally followed her dream and published her first novel, Wanted, in November of 2012.

Kelly lives in central Texas with her husband, daughter, and two pups. When she’s not writing, Kelly enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She is down to earth and very in touch with her readers, both on social media and at signings.

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