RSS Feed

Category Archives: 4.5 Stars

Blog Tour with Review: Southern Storms (Compass #1) by Brittainy C. Cherry

Posted on

Southern Storm - BT banner

Even the town’s black sheep needed a friend sometimes

Southern Storms, an all-new, small town second chance romance from Brittainy C. Cherry, is available now!

SouthernStorms AMAZON

All I wanted to do was run away, I never expected to crash into his arms…

After leaving the city life behind to escape my loveless marriage, I moved to small town Havenbarrow for a fresh start.

What I didn’t expect was to find myself drawn to the town’s black sheep.

They called him troubled. Cold. A man with a dark past.

What everyone seemed to miss about Jax was the splashes of light in his eyes. The random acts of kindness he performed when no one was watching. The way he made me smile and laugh.

Jax helped unpack the baggage I’d been carrying around with me. He was patient with my pain and gentle with my scars. He was the stillness during my hurricane.

Yet when both of our pasts come back to haunt our present days, we realized quickly that sometimes love stories didn’t end the way we’d hoped.

Sometimes you were left with only the damage from the storm.

Southern Storm - AN

Download your copy today or read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited!

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3bJYlYJ

Amazon Worldwide: http://mybook.to/SouthernStorms

Add Southern Storms to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2Rj7I94

MY REVIEW

“After every storm, the sun would shine again.”

“I wished for a miracle, and around the corner was Jax Kilter.”

“The best thing in life that we can ever do is be brave enough to love. Fall in lover with her, and then don’t you ever stop….”

Another heartbreaking and beautifully written second chance romance from author Brittiany C. Cherry. Southern Storms is sure to capture your heart and leave you with so many feels.

Southern Storm follows the story of Jax and Kennedy. The last year or so of Kennedy’s life has been one heck of a roller-coaster ride. When her husband demands a divorce from her, it’s the straw the breaks the camels back. Kennedy flees town and finds sanctuary in her sister’s hometown. The one thing she didn’t see coming was Jax. Jax might be the town’s black sheep and biggest jerk, but there is more to Jax than meets the eye. There’s light in his darkness, but he doesn’t let many see. The connection between these two lost souls proves to be bigger than either one of them could ever imagine and only time will tell if these two lost souls can weather the storm that is about to come for them….

Southern Storms is the kind of story that sucks in you in from the very beginning and captures your soul. From the moment I met Kennedy, I was drawn to and consumed by her. Her story broke my heart. She was so lost, so hurt. She only wanted someone to understand her pain and to love her the way that she needed to be loved. And then there is Jax. Jax is known as the town jerk. He’s rude and closed off. He doesn’t let anyone in, no matter how hard they try. His past consumes him with guilt and makes it so hard for him to move on. And when fate brings these two lost souls together, all bets are off. No matter how hard they try to fight it or how hard they try to stay away, Jax and Kennedy are like magnets. They can’t fight the pull.

The road to happily ever after is quite a bumpy one for Jax and Kennedy. Their story broke me and had me rooting for them to find their happily ever after. I loved watching them trying to navigate their way through all the cards that fate had dealt them. It wasn’t easy, but nothing worth having is. Sometimes love will test you and if you can make it out to see the other side, then you know, your love is powerful enough to weather any storm.

Southern Storms is the true meaning of a second chance romance. The characters are real and raw and were given the best supporting cast. The writing is powerful and beautiful at the same time. Southern Storms is heartbreaking. It’s beautiful. It’s filled with hope and a few surprises along the way. It’s everything I want in a love story and then some…

Southern Storms kicks off the Compass Series with one heck of a start and I can’t wait to see what journey lies ahead for us readers next!

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

Excerpt

Kennedy

Joy Jones was quite the character to take in. That morning, when the sun came up, she walked outside to her front porch and sat down in her rocking chair with a smile on her face and a large cup of coffee. A few of my nosy visitors told me that it was a daily routine for her.

Her silver-dripped hair was tossed up in a messy bun being held together with two knitting needles, and her thick-framed, vibrant-orange glasses sat on top of her head. She wore a vibrant bow in her hair that matched her dress for the day, and she always greeted everyone who passed by her house, even when they didn’t speak back to her. Everyone in town called her Crazy Joy, even though she was the kindest person. Her only odd quirk was that she never left her property.

I wondered how she managed, though. I wondered how she kept living without stepping foot outside of her home. It seemed she hadn’t any children and she didn’t have a caregiver who came to aid her, from what I could tell.

Later that morning, my questions were answered as a blue pick-up truck pulled in front of the house. Needless to say, my jaw dropped to the ground when I saw Mr. Personality step out of the vehicle. He walked his way straight toward Joy’s front porch with his arms filled with grocery bags.

He proceeded to greet Joy. She stood from the rocking chair as he set the bags down on the porch. Then, he hugged her.

He hugged her!

I wouldn’t have thought someone as grumpy as Mr. Personality had the ability to hug someone. The two of them walked inside to put the groceries away, leaving me completely baffled and unable to return to my scheduled reading. It took a lot to break me away from a book. And by ‘a lot,’ I meant a lot. My house could’ve been on fire, aliens could’ve beamed me up, and I would’ve still been trying to get in that one last page. When my own love story was broken, I turned to story books to heal the cracks of my broken heartbeats. When my world fell apart, the story books still believed in happily ever afters. Those books saved me on the days I felt my soul falling victim to the hardest of storms.

Yet, Mr. Personality pulled me away from the words against the page. He made me curious about him walking into Joy’s house. Watching him chat away with her had my mind racing. A few minutes later, when the two of them walked back outside with two glasses in their hands—one with wine, the other with some dark liquor—whiskey, I assumed—I couldn’t stop myself from glancing over to them. Joy kept talking, and Mr. Personality kept responding. Even though I couldn’t hear what they were saying, Joy looked beyond smitten with whatever was being said her way, which forced my own heart to skip a few beats.

Well, I’ll be damned.

The town’s asshole made me swoon.

About Brittainy

Author Brittainy C. Cherry is an Amazon #1 bestselling author.

She has been in love with words since the day she took her first breath. She graduated from Carroll University with a Bachelor Degree in Theatre Arts and a minor in Creative Writing.

Her novels have been published in 18+ countries around the world. Brittainy lives in Brookfield, Wisconsin with her fur babies.

Connect with Brittainy

Facebook: http://bit.ly/2Fc8izo

Twitter: http://bit.ly/2Oe1m8V

Instagram: http://bit.ly/2Fltnc1

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Fk2jKg

GoodReads: http://bit.ly/2ThAciJ

Join Brittainy’s Golden Girls (And Boys) Reader Group: http://bit.ly/2Y4WEir

Stay up to date with Brittainy by joining her mailing list: http://bit.ly/2oK1voU

https://bcherrybooks.com

 

Review: Down and Dirty (Hot Jocks #5) by Kendall Ryan

Posted on

Down and Dirty 
By Kendall Ryan 
Release Day: March 10, 2020 

From New York Times bestseller Kendall Ryan comes a delicious new standalone romance featuring an accidental Vegas wedding and a totally perfect alpha hero.

Remember that time you accidentally woke up in Vegas married to your hot younger guy friend?

That’s basically my life right now.

Mistakes we made, okay?

He’s too young for me. Twenty-three to my thirty.And he’s saving himself for the right girl.

Yup. Apparently I’ve married the last alpha-male virgin on the planet. And my stubborn, oddly traditional, new husband doesn’t want a divorce.

He wants me.

Complicated doesn’t even begin to cover it.

If you like sexy, confident men who know how to handle a stick (on and off the ice), and smart 
women who are strong enough to keep all those big egos in check, this series of athlete romances 
is perfect for you! 
 

Apple  https://apple.co/35RnE8P  
Nook  http://bit.ly/39b0goS  
Kobo  http://bit.ly/2tLUPMM  
Google  https://geni.us/IVhfj  
 
Add to Goodreads  http://bit.ly/2EOQcUs  

MY REVIEW

“He tastes like red wine and bad decisions, and although I haven’t had a sip of alcohol since that night, one taste of him and I feel instantly drunk.” 

Down and Dirty is the 5th book in the Hot Jocks Series, but can be read as a stand-alone novel. Down and Dirty follows the story of Aubree and Landon. Aubree and Landon are total opposites and their lives have them headed in two completely different directions, but one drunken night in Las Vegas is about to turn their worlds upside down…

Aubree and Landon are two characters that just make you fall instantly for them. Aubree is a fantastic friend, but doesn’t have time for relationships. She’s smart, sassy and completely independent. And then we have Landon. Landon is the younger man, who is on top of his game. He too has reservations when it comes to love and relationships. When you look at all of these facts, these two characters shouldn’t work. They are complete opposites, but you know what they say, opposites attract. And the chemistry between these two burns hotter than ever.

For me, Landon & Aubree’s story takes the cake. I am a huge sucker for these accidental/drunken mistake wedding stories. I mean these types of stories are just so much fun and Kendall Ryan totally knocked it out of the park with Down and Dirty. I was hooked on Landon and Aubree from their very first encounter. The more I read, the more invested I became. I devoured this book in just under 3 hours. That’s right under 3 hours. If that’s not an indication of how much I enjoyed this story, than I don’t know what is? There was just something about Landon and Aubree. I was head over heels in love with the two of them and loved watching them trying to navigate their way to a happy ending. I loved their will they/won’t they moments. Landon was such a sweet guy. He was everything I could possibly want from a book boyfriend. He had me swooning one moment, and breathless in the next. He gave Aubree a run for her money and I just couldn’t wait to see how it would all play out in the end.

Down and Dirty was a fantastic read from beginning to end. It was smartly written and entertaining. I loved the characters and couldn’t stop myself from devouring their story. I thought this story had just the right amount of humor, steam, angst and drama. Down and Dirty hit all the marks for me and is an instant favorite!

*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 
70 times. Ryan has been featured in such publications as USA Today, Newsweek, and InTouch 
Magazine. 
 
She lives in Texas with her husband and two sons. 
 
Visit her at: http://www.kendallryanbooks.com for the latest book news, and fun extras. 
 
Subscriber to the newsletter: http://www.kendallryanbooks.com/newsletter/  
 
Instagram: http://bit.ly/2UT2bWM  
Twitter: http://bit.ly/2WhFvkk  
Pinterest: http://bit.ly/2VycsMi  
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2Va0J7q  
BookBubhttp://bit.ly/2J4cIvR  

Review: Doctor Dearest by R.S. Grey

Natalie

Dr. Easton is part man, part myth.

He’s a formidable surgeon. Highly respected in his field.

He also happens to be an ex-collegiate quarterback with a classically handsome face.

Are you catching on yet?

He’s horrible.

Beautiful.

A walking Ralph Lauren ad.

He’s also so off limits he should come with a warning label: This way lies heartache.

Not only is he an attending at the hospital where I’m training, he’s also my brother’s best friend. If you’ve lost count, that’s two reasons why I plan on putting this ridiculous crush behind me. Besides, it’s definitely not mutual.

Dr. Easton has never once paid me special attention. No tempting smirks. Not even one subtle innuendo. To him, I’m just another resident—all but invisible.

Connor

For the last five years, I’ve mentored Natalie in the OR, stayed in line, and kept my hands to myself, but it’s been agonizing.

Natalie is trouble in scrubs. A walking temptation I’ve been forced to ignore.

For so long, I’ve wanted her in silence. By the time fate finally gets around to throwing me a bone, my patience has run out.

Natalie’s brother is leaving town, and he wants me to watch over her while he’s gone.

He has no idea how I feel about her.

Neither does she.

But she will.

Haven’t you heard good things come to those who wait, Natalie?

Well…I’ve done my waiting.

Add to Goodreads

Purchase on Amazon

MY REVIEW

“Womankind has taken a vote and you are it, Connor, the one we all want.”

“The conviction in his voice, the absolute confidence–it feels like he plunged a dagger coated with poison straight into my gut. His words have seeped into my bloodstream and now he’s infected me, a permanent torture.”

“You’ve done this to me. You’ve turned me inside out.”

Doctor Dearest is the latest romantic comedy from author R.S. Grey. With her signature wit and charm, R.S. Grey has delivered a swoon worthy and unforgettable love story.

Doctor Dearest follows the story of Natalie & Connor. In Natalie’s mind, she doesn’t exist to Connor, but she couldn’t be further from the truth. Connor notices her alright, but the problem is that Natalie’s brother, also happens to be Connor’s best friend. And you know what they say? Sisters are off limits. However, fate has other plans for Natalie & Connor. When Connor’s home is being renovated, Natalie’s brother invites to Connor to stay with them. Suddenly Natalie & Connor are around each other all the time and their attraction to one another is harder to deny. Will Connor & Natalie take a chance and give into their feelings?? There’s only one way to find out…..

Doctor Dearest is romantic perfection. It’s well written and sexy. The characters were a lot of fun and kept me on my toes. I loved the banter between Natalie & Connor and I thought their chemistry was off the charts. The two of them just burned up the pages together and I loved every delicious second of tension. Natalie & Connor were a lot of fun to get to know and I couldn’t help but fall for the two of them.

Natalie & Connor are doctors who love what they do and are good at it. They both live and breathe their work. Connor is arrogant and has good reason to be. That arrogance led to some really great determination. He’s a man that knows what he wants and isn’t afraid to go after it. And then we’ve got Natalie. Natalie is young and at the top of her class. She’s amazing at her job and isn’t afraid to point out when someone is doing something wrong. She’s fiercely independent and guards her heart. Together, these two were an explosive match. Their feeling were real and honest. There were fears that had to be overcome & feelings in desperate need of acknowledgment. I loved watching these two try to figure things out and roll with the punches life threw at them. They kept me glued to the pages and begging for more.

Doctor Dearest is hands down, one of my favorite brother’s best friend romances. From sizzling chemistry, witty banter and entertaining humor, this story gave me all the feels and left me with a huge smile on my face. Yes, there was some drama and angst, but nothing over the top. In the end, I had the happiest of tears in my eyes. This book was everything that I was looking for….

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

Review: Divided Interests ( Southern Bride #3) by Kelly Elliott

One house. Two owners.

Paige Miller has inherited a house in the small town of Johnson City, Texas. She’s elated to be back and has already started making plans to remodel the one-hundred-year-old home exactly how she remembered it as a little girl. There’s only one problem.

Lucas.

The moment Lucas Foster sees the old home sitting on fifty acres of prime land, he has one thing on his mind. Sell it. However, there is one obstacle literally standing in the way of his plan.

Paige.

Seeing Paige standing in the doorway of his grandfather’s old home instantly brought back the feelings he once had for her. The dream of one day marrying her and raising a family in this very house.

Neither is willing to budge on what they want, and soon they find themselves living together in the old home.

The house uncovers many old and hidden secrets, and Paige quickly discovers that it wasn’t a mistake they both inherited the house. It was fate.

MY REVIEW

“My momma used to tell me that once you open your heart to love, no matter what happens, you
always love that person”

“This kiss said a million unspoken things.”

Divided Interests is the third book in Southern Bride Series and follows the story of Paige and Lucas. Once upon a time, Paige and Lucas had the love and relationship that people dream of. But, when Paige wants to spread her wings and explore the world, she ends up getting her heart broken. Years later, a death in the family will reunite these former lovers. Paige and Lucas don’t want to be around each other, but fate has other plans. When Paige and Lucas are left a house, all Paige wants to do is restore it its former glory, while Lucas wants nothing more than to buy Paige out and sell the house. However, being in this old house brings back memories that neither one of them is eager to remember. It’s stirring up feelings that have been long forgotten. Will Paige and Lucas find their way back to one another? Or will the past be too hard to move on from?? There’s only one way to find out….

Divided Interests is a fantastic second romance with an enemies to lovers vibe. I loved the idea of these two former lovers becoming owners of the house they once loved. I mean, what could possibly go wrong with this scenario? I loved the push and pull and how the chemistry was still there, maybe even stronger than ever. Lucas is ashamed of the decisions he made in the past, but is letting his ego get in the way. He’s afraid of what will happen if he admits he was wrong. And then we have Paige. All Paige has ever wanted is Lucas. But, when Lucas broke her heart all those years ago, she was never able to heal. She was living life in a stand still. So, when fate threw these two back together, I couldn’t wait to see how their story would play out. I loved the emotions that this story pulled out of me and how it left me begging for more.

Overall, I found this book to be a very enjoyable read. The plot was fun and entertaining. I loved how Lucas and Paige were thrown together. I loved the will they/won’t they moments. I enjoyed the scavenger hunt that Lucas’ grandfather had them on. I loved the mystery that also surrounded the story. There was some drama, but thankfully, nothing over the top. It had the perfect balance of everything that I was looking for.

Divided Interests was a terrific story from beginning to end and I thoroughly enjoyed getting lost in Lucas & Paige’s story.

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

Blog Tour with Review: The Fight For Forever (Legend Trilogy #3) by Meghan March

The utterly addictive Legend Trilogy concludes in The Fight for Forever .

You can only keep what you can protect.

That’s all I’ve ever known. It’s the way I’ve lived my life.

Now, everything I never knew I needed is at risk, and I’m not letting anyone take it from me.

I won’t let anyone take her from me.

They say love is a battlefield, so I’m ready for war.

This time, it’s the fight for forever.

The Fight for Forever is the final book in the Legend Trilogy and should be read after The Fall of Legend, book one and House of Scarlett, book two of the utterly addictive Legend Trilogy.

Where to buy:

http://meghanmarch.com/the-fight-for-forever

Amazon: mybook.to/MMFight

Apple Books: http://bit.ly/AppleTheFightforForever

B&N: http://bit.ly/MMTheFightforForeverNook

Kobo: http://bit.ly/TheFightforForeverKobo

Google Play: http://bit.ly/37qt22M

MY REVIEW

The Trilogy Queen has done it again!!

The Fight for Forever picks up right where House of Scarlett left off and takes you on one heart-pounding journey. The scene has been set and scores have to be settled. It’s all been leading up to this epic conclusion. Meghan March has pulled out all of the stops and will leave you gasping for more. And just when you think you’ve got a handle on what’s happening, you’ve released that breath of relief, and then BAM! You’re getting hit with all kinds of twists that leave you on the edge of your seating, devouring the pages as quickly as you can, to see how everything will come together in the end…

I know, I know. This review is shorter than the ones I normally leave, but that’s because even though I have a lot to say, I also don’t want to spoil it for anyone. What I can say is this: Hold on, The Fight for Forever is going to take you on one heck of a thrilling ride. There’s romance, there’s steam, there’s action and suspense. There are twists that will keep you on your toes and the writing will leave you hanging on each and every word.

The Fight for Forever is a fantastic addition to The Legend Trilogy. It gave me everything I wanted and needed. Meghan March has blown me away and I can’t wait to see what she’s got in store for us next!

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

About the author:

Making the jump from corporate lawyer to romance author was a leap of faith that New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Meghan March will never regret. With over thirty titles published, she has sold millions of books in nearly a dozen languages to fellow romance-lovers around the world. A nomad at heart, she can currently be found in the woods of the Pacific Northwest, living her happily ever after with her real-life alpha hero.

Sign up for Meghan’s newsletter and receive exclusive content that she saves for her subscribers: http://meghanmarch.com/subscribe

To get the inside scoop on a daily basis, search Meghan March’s Runaway Readers on Facebook and join the fun!

FACEBOOK | WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE | TWITTER | BOOKBUB

Blog Tour with Review: House of Scarlett (Legend Trilogy #2) by Meghan March

New York Times bestselling author Meghan March continues the utterly addictive Legend Trilogy in House of Scarlett.

Gabriel Legend is unlike any other man I’ve ever met.
He came into my life like a hurricane, shattering all my assumptions and preconceived notions.
I wasn’t prepared for him. I wasn’t prepared for any of it.
But life doesn’t wait until you’re ready.
Whatever happens next, I know one thing for certain.
I will never be the same Scarlett I was before I met him.

House of Scarlett is the second book in the Legend Trilogy and should be read after The Fall of Legend, book one in the utterly addictive Legend Trilogy.

Add to Goodreads

Where to buy:

http://meghanmarch.com/house-of-scarlett 

Amazon: mybook.to/MMSCARLETT

Apple Books: http://bit.ly/AppleHouseofScarlett

B&N: http://bit.ly/MMHoSNook

Kobo: http://bit.ly/HouseofScarlettKobo

Google Play: bit.ly/35Ltbxh

MY REVIEW

“What was I thinking? That somehow we could come from completely different worlds and have a fairy-tale romance, complete with a happily-ever-after?”

“I’m not what you need, ladybug, but I’ll learn.”

Meghan March has done it again!! I don’t know about you guys, but ever since I finished The Fall of Legend, I’ve been dying to know what would happen for Legend & Scarlett next. And I gotta tell you, Meghan March does not disappoint. Once again, she’s given us a story that will leave us breathless and an ending that will have us dying for more….

Picking up where The Fall of Legend left off, House of Scarlett gives us more insight on both Legend and Scarlett, but also gives us some of the answers we’ve been desperate for. We get to see why Legend is the way that he is and why he treated Scarlett as badly as he did. I’m not saying that what he did was right, because I totally wanted to slap him, but what I’m saying is that I understand him better now and couldn’t help but root for him to make things right. Life has offered Legend a second chance and if he’s smart, he’ll fight for Scarlett no matter how high the cost.

The road to happily ever after for these two isn’t going to be an easy one. There is definitely going to be a lot of hurdles in their way. That being said, Legend and Scarlett are a force to be reckoned with. Not only do they light the pages on fire, but they are both tougher than they are given credit for. They have a fierce and loyal group of friends backing them up and I know that there is nothing these two can’t get through together as long as they give it their all.

There is so much I’d love to say about House of Scarlett, and I am seriously biting my tongue because I don’t want to spoil a second of this story for you. You’re just gonna have to jump in and experience House of Scarlett for yourself. I promise the ride will be totally worth it. Scarlett & Gabe’s story is filled with second chances, a well developed relationship, forgiveness, taking risks, and smoking hot chemistry. Seriously, these two are a scorching hot inferno, that I just can’t enough of.

House of Scarlett is a fantastic addition to this series. It gives me the answers I was looking for from the first book, along with some brand new questions. I have some suspicions about certain things, but for now, I’m just going along for the ride. It should come as no surprise that House of Scarlett ends with a pretty spectacular cliffhanger. The ending definitely left me stunned, shocked and a whole lot more. I am on pins and needles just wondering how things are going to come together in the next book, and am so glad that the wait The Fight for Forever won’t be too long. In the end, all I can say is fasten your seat belts readers, you are in for one heck of a ride. I hope you enjoy House of Scarlett as much as I did!

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

About the author:

Making the jump from corporate lawyer to romance author was a leap of faith that New York Times, #1 Wall Street Journal, and USA Today bestselling author Meghan March will never regret. With over thirty titles published, she has sold millions of books in nearly a dozen languages to fellow romance-lovers around the world. A nomad at heart, she can currently be found in the woods of the Pacific Northwest, living her happily ever after with her real-life alpha hero.

Sign up for Meghan’s newsletter and receive exclusive content that she saves for her subscribers: http://meghanmarch.com/subscribe

To get the inside scoop on a daily basis, search Meghan March’s Runaway Readers on Facebook and join the fun!

FACEBOOK | WEBSITE | INSTAGRAM | AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE | TWITTER | BOOKBUB

Release Blitz with Review: The Lineup by Meghan Quinn

TheLineup_FBProfile-availnowbanner

THE LINEUP by Meghan Quinn

Release Date: December 5th

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Add to Goodreads: https://bit.ly/2Y9Oupy

MQTheLineupBookCover55x85_HIGH

AVAILABLE NOW!!!

FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

Amazon US: https://amzn.to/37ZUQw9

Amazon UK: https://amzn.to/2OL5cZe

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

Amazon AU: https://amzn.to/34JOTkR

TheLineup_FBProfile-buynowbanner

Blurb:

Want to know a secret?

It’s about that girl over there.
Don’t look, but she’s the one in the power suit—with the long, black hair and the serious expression, the one I’m about to go on a date with . . .

Yeah, according to her, she “accidentally” donated an obscene amount of money to my charity — The Lineup — to win said date but I found out the truth. Miss. Button Up Blouse has a secret, passionate crush on me.

I didn’t know her name until two days ago, despite the friends we have in common.
Was I oblivious? Probably.
Was I blind to it? Definitely.

But I’m no fool, I see it now. The High Heel Harlot wants more than just a date with Jason Orson, she wants to be able to claim the best butt in baseball as hers.

Here’s another secret . . . she has no idea I know.

MY REVIEW

“There’s no humor in his kiss. No fumbling. It’s as if this has been the kiss I’ve been waiting for my whole life, the one that would alter my world forever.”

The Lineup is everything I hoped it would be. It was sweet, swoon worthy and laugh out loud funny. Jason and Dottie’s story will take you on one fantastic ride and leave you begging for more….

The Lineup follows the story of Jason and Dottie. Dottie is a hardworking, take no prisoners kind of woman. When she’s not kicking butt in the business world, she can be found spending time with her friends and swooning over Jason. She’s been burned by love before, and has some pretty sky high walls, but if anyone can break down those walls, it’s Jason. Not only is Jason sweet and swoon worthy, but he is a fantastic book boyfriend. I mean, he’s sexy, athletic and knows how to treat a woman. He’s not afraid to be himself and is a total alpha in the bedroom. Together, Jason and Dottie were the ultimate couple. They had excellent banter and chemistry. I lived for the will they/won’t they moments. To see just how Jason and Dottie’s story plays out, you need to run out and grab your copy of The Lineup today!

There’s not much else to say other than this book is a must read for romantic comedy fans. It’s filled with lots of humor, sexy good times and some seriously delicious angst. The characters are a lot of fun and their story will totally consume you. Jason and Dottie’s story is filled with lots of ups and downs, but I promise, their journey is totally worth it. Their story tugged at my heart and kept me on the edge of my seat. I devoured this book in a single sitting. I loved everything about this story from beginning to end and just couldn’t get enough of these two characters. They ran away with my heart and in the end, left me with a huge smile on my face.

Author Meghan Quinn totally knocked it out of the park with The Lineup! I said it before, and I’ll say it again, fans of romantic comedies, this book is a must read. I hope you’ll pick up The Lineup and fall head over heels for Jason and Dottie just as I have.

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

TheLineup_teaser-8

EXCERPT:

**JASON**

It isn’t in my nature to cry over burnt ham, but here I am, tearing up like a jackass, because the meal I’ve been reluctantly slaving over for the past four hours is two shades away from charred dust.

I had it all planned out. The timing was right, the recipes perfected, the table decorated with impeccably folded napkins that impersonated angelic swans, and polished silver that I scrubbed for an hour until I could see my balls in the reflection. Nothing says polished silverware like a spoon that gives you a clear upside-down view of your gonads.

But even with countless hours of preparing this feast, naked as the day I was born with only an apron to cover my man-loins, I still ended up with a scorched ham doused in fire extinguisher agent because somehow, the damn thing caught on fire.

Imagine this, a grown-ass man—no, not just a grown-ass man, but a man at the fresh age of twenty-eight, built like a linebacker with buttocks you can bounce rocks off . . . thanks to squatting for a living—dancing around the kitchen on his twinkle toes, arms flailing with pink and white potholders attached to his hands, screaming like a banshee, as flames light up the Jenn-Air double oven where the brown sugar and pineapple ham resided.

Are you seeing it?

Add the imagery of said man naked, dick and balls harmoniously bouncing in panic while the apron his “girlfriend” got him that says Eat my food, Lick my dick, unravels in the fit to unleash the fire extinguisher.

That was me . . . a minute ago.

Frantic, screaming, and all in all losing any last shred of my man card I had left.

It’s why I’m currently weeping like a nitwit into the flaps of my apron, wondering where I went wrong.

If we’re going to be honest with each other—and I would like to establish honesty with you—I’ll admit, I’ve always leaned toward the sensitive side. You know, the cuddly grizzly bear. Big and intimidating but a fucking gooey butterball heart on the inside.

Tell me a love story. I’ll listen the crap out of it.

The Bachelor? Why yes, that’s one of my favorite shows.

Do I smile when sharing a candlelit dinner with myself, followed by a nice long soak in a bubble bath while Enya—the fucking goddess of all voices—plays in the background? I sure as shit do.

But if some ignorant asswipe gets in my face on the ball field, stirring up trouble, I’m the first to lay a fist across his jaw and the first to be thrown out of a game.

And I’m not even sorry about it.

People are arriving in an hour. I’m vulnerable as fuck with my bare ass resting against the cold white-oak floor of my girl’s apartment, while a lonely tear streams down my freshly shaven cheek. I have no main dish, and the apartment smells like burnt rabbit turd.

Why am I in this hopeless predicament?

Because of one person.

One single person who flipped my life upside down.

A bombshell in a suit, a ravenous sex-fiend in the sheets, a classy and sophisticated tight-ass in the boardroom. She’s a knockout who’s always on my mind. She’s the girl you do things for, that you never thought you’d ever do . . .

Like cook a fancy-as-fuck four-course meal for her and her business associates while practicing interesting conversational starters to ensure the night flows smoothly.

Back in college, I might have been referred to as the mother hen of the boys. I might have cooked at least two meals a week for the guys in the loft, and yeah, I was the ironing wizard, the one everyone turned to, to get out the most stubborn wrinkles. The title has carried on over the years, but my creativity in the kitchen has dwindled with the lack of time, my ironing is now done by my apartment keeper once a week, and the fresh flowers scattered around my place? They’re more dead now than alive.

My point—I’m not the lady of the house I used to be. But I’ve been getting back into the swing of it.

So when my girl asked me to perform the impossible feat of an intimate dinner for four, I should have ordered in, tossed everything in serving dishes, and called it a night.

But nooooooooo, I had to attempt to be a goddamn hero and try to cook everything myself.

And all for what?

For one girl?

No. Not just one girl. The girl who owns my balls, who has a grip so tight on them that if she asked me to bellow out my ABCs in soprano while swirling my finger around my belly button . . . I would.

Who is this girl that has brought me to the brink of boo-boo smush bear insanity and caused me to weep like a schoolgirl in the corner of the apartment?

There’s only one lady with more than enough ovaries to buckle the knees of the mighty Jason Orson.

The one and only Dorothy “Dottie” Domico.

TheLineup_teaser-9

About the Author:

USA Today Bestselling Author, wife, adoptive mother, and peanut butter lover. Author of romantic comedies and contemporary romance, Meghan Quinn brings readers the perfect combination of heart, humor, and heat in every book.

M_Quinn_photo

Connect with Meghan:

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

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

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

Twitter: https://twitter.com/AuthorMegQuinn

Website: http://authormeghanquinn.com

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

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

 

Release Blitz with Review: His Royal Highness by R.S. Grey

R.S. Grey’s next romantic comedy, HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS, is available today! Find out more below and grab your copy now!

About HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS

I’ve spent eight years wishing I’d fall out of love with Derek Knightley. Blowing out birthday candles, chasing after shooting stars, making it rain spare change into mall fountains—every time it’s the same wish: forget about Derek.

But the day he walks back into my life, I realize there are two things time has yet to soften: my feelings for him and his chiseled jawline.

It’s infuriating that my heart still races when he walks into a room. I refuse to fall prey to old unrequited love, so I decide the less I’m around him, the better. Avoidance is key.

Unfortunately, Derek isn’t going to make it easy. As a teenager, I would have crawled on my hands and knees to attract his attention. Now I can’t seem to escape it.

I’m not sure why he’s bothering. He’s not just out of my league—he’s out of my tax bracket. As the sole heir to the Knightley Company, he’s as close to American royalty as you can get. As for me, I’m just a part-time princess at Knightley’s flagship magical theme park.

I spend my days playing make-believe, but Derek has no use for fairytales. His unwavering confidence makes it clear he thinks I’ll surrender in the end.

He’s just biding his time.

Making me sweat.

His Royal Highness always gets what he wants.

And he wants me.

Pick up your copy of HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS: https://amzn.to/2CCpc9H

Add HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2nZUR0U

MY REVIEW

“I don’t know how a soul finds its mate, why it seemed like mine had latched onto someone who was the least logical choice. All I know is it’s been eight years and I’m still not over my silly crush on Derek Knightly.”

“It’s his eyes. They’re the truest dark brown, a shade that doesn’t parade around with pomp and circumstance. There’s a quiet tug in their depths. Tell me your secrets and I’ll never tell a soul, they promise. And I listen. I down a truth serum each time our gazes meet.”

“You’re scared of real pain.” “The burning kind. The lie awake and worry kind. The can’t eat, can’t think, no life without you in it…kind.”

I don’t know about you guys, but I was so excited to hear that R.S. Grey had another book coming out. Her romantic comedies are some of the best. They are smartly written with quirky characters and storylines you can’t help but fall in love with. Her latest book, His Royal Highness hit each and every one of my marks, and was so worth waiting for…..

His Royal Highness follows the story of Derek and Whitney. Whitney has lived her life always feeling like second best, so it comes to no surprise that she should fall for the magic of the kingdom that Knightley Corporation created. It got her through some of the toughest times in her life, and when she became old enough, she was determined to work for the Knightley Corporation. What she didn’t plan on was having Derek Knightley as a mentor. He was everything, yet completely intimidating at the same time. Whitney would have done anything to get Derek to notice her. She developed quite the crush on Derek, but when she finally got the courage to do something about it, he disappeared. It will be eight years before Derek and Whitney are reunited. Whitney is not the same meek, timid girl that Derek once knew. She’s quite grown up and isn’t about to put her heart on the line again. Only, Derek didn’t get that memo. He’s captivated by Whitney and refuses to fight the pull he feels towards her. Fate has brought Derek and Whitney together again and only time will tell if these two characters will find their happily ever after….

His Royal Highness was a wonderful treat. This story intrigued me from the very first page. I loved how real and raw Whitney was written. In the beginning, Whitney was this young and shy girl. She was a bit immature at times, but it was perfect for the age of her character. I loved how relateable the author made this character. As someone in their 30’s, I can quite relate to being lost and a bit over my head as a young adult. I thought she was sweet and real and I just couldn’t wait to get to know her more. And then we have Derek. Derek is this sophisticated older man who’s got his stuff together. He’s confident and charming and completely intimidating. I loved watching his eyes open when it came to Whitney. He was so sweet and gentle with her; the perfect book boyfriend. Derek & Whitney had some amazing chemistry. Their back and forth led to some delicious will they/won’t they moments. The tension just oozes off of the pages, leaving readers dying for more. I absolutely loved watching these two try to navigate their way everything and couldn’t wait to see how their story would end.

His Royal Highness was the cherry on top, the most perfect read to spend my day getting lost in. I loved the magic of the Knightly Kingdom. The characters were real and easy to connect with. I laughed. I swooned. Most of all, I feel head over heels in love. His Royal Highness was totally magical and I loved getting swept up in Whitney & Derek’s story….

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

About R.S. Grey

R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com

Website | Twitter | Facebook | R.S. Grey’s Little Reds Facebook Group | Newsletter | Instagram

 

Review: Gypsy King (Tin Gypsy #1) by Devney Perry

The former Tin Gypsy motorcycle club has everyone in Clifton Forge, Montana convinced they’ve locked their clubhouse doors and ripped off their patches. Everyone but Bryce Ryan. There’s more happening at the club’s garage than muscle car restorations and Harley rebuilds. Her instincts are screaming there’s a story—one she’s going to tell.

As the new owner of the small town’s newspaper, Bryce is hungry for more than birth announcements and obituaries. When a woman is brutally killed and all signs point to the Tin Gypsies, Bryce is determined to expose the club and their leader, Kingston “Dash” Slater, as murderers.

Bryce bests Dash match after match, disappointed her rugged and handsome opponent turns out to be an underwhelming adversary. Secrets are exposed. Truths defeat lies. Bryce is poised to win this battle in a landslide.

Then Dash breaks all the rules and tips the scales.

One kiss, and she’s fighting to save more than just her story. She’s fighting to save her heart from the Gypsy King.

MY REVIEW

“From the day she’d come to the garage, my brain and emotions had been all twisted.”

“Vengeance doesn’t care if we’re wearing patches or not.”

“She was it for me. She was the woman I hadn’t known I’d needed. My partner in crime. My confidant. My heart. Whoever did this to her would pay. I’d have my vengeance and it would be bloody.”

Gypsy King was everything I was looking for and then some!!

It’s no secret that I am a huge Devney Perry fan. Her words, her characters and her stories stay with you long after the story ends. So, when I heard she had a new series on the horizon, I couldn’t wait to dive right in. And let me tell you, Gypsy King does not disappoint. Gypsy King checked off all of my boxes and kept me hanging on every word. It was a refreshing take on the MC genre and if this first book in the Tin Gypsy Series is any indication of how this series will go, all I can is fans you are in for one heck of a ride…..

Gypsy King follows the story of Bryce and Dash. After chasing what Bryce thought was her dream career, she finds herself returning home to run the local newspaper. Small town news wasn’t exactly what Bryce was looking for and when a local woman is brutally murdered, Bryce thinks she’s finally found the big break she was looking for. Bryce is determined to uncover the truth, even if that means going head to head with the former members of the Tin Gypsy MC….Ever since the Tin Gypsy MC turned in their patches, Dash and his crew have been trying to live the straight and narrow. These men are in no way perfect and have done things that they aren’t proud of, but they’ve worked hard to make an honest living and aren’t about to give that up. The last thing Dash expected was to find himself going head to head with the town’s newbie reporter. Dash and Bryce clash in more ways than one, but in order to uncover the truth, Bryce and Dash must find a way to work together. One thing you should know about Dash, is that Dash never plays by the rules and Bryce is about to be taken for one crazy ride….

Man, oh, man! There is just so much to love about Gypsy King. I mean, this story sucks you from the very first page and makes it completely impossible to put down. The characters are fun and entertaining. They have an air of mystery about them that leaves you asking questions and wondering what their stories are. I mean what more can you ask for; reformed bikers and a small town setting??!! Sign me up please!!

Gypsy King was filled with lots of mystery and intrigue. I felt like I was right along with Dash & Bryce, trying to uncover the truth and lies. One thing is for certain, it was super easy to get swept up in this story and I couldn’t wait to see how everything would play out. Speaking of Bryce and Dash, these two characters were perfectly matched. They had excellent push and pull. Their banter kept me on my toes. I loved the tension and sparks between them. It oozed off the pages and kept me begging for more. The road to happily ever after wasn’t an easy one, but the journey was totally worth it.

Gypsy King is a fantastic start to the Tin Gypsy Series. This book was gritty and intense when it needed to be, yet was filled with the heart and signature swoon that we have come to know and love from this author. Gypsy King had some fantastic twists, that kept me on my toes right until the very end. I fell head over heels for Bryce and Dash and can not wait to see where this series will go next!

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

Review: Hold on to Hope by A.L. Jackson

A best friends-to-lovers stand-alone romance from NYT Bestselling Author A.L. Jackson

“My FAVORITE!! The love, the bond, the soul connection…. there will never be a love as destined and powerful and sweet and beautiful as the once in a lifetime love of Evan and Frankie Leigh!!!!!!!!”~USA Today Bestselling Author Lauren Rowe

Amazon
Paperback
Audible

Ahhh, my loves!! IT IS HERE! IT IS HERE! I can’t even express to you how freaking overjoyed I am over HOLD ON TO HOPE! This is my favorite book I have ever written, and Evan is absolutely everything – more than I ever could have imagined when I started writing. Evan and Frankie Leigh’s story came to life in a way that absolutely CAPTURED me, heart and soul, and I am so excited and proud to share their story with you!
✓ Best Friends-to-Lovers
✓ Second Chance
✓ Single Dad
✓ All the Feels
DETAILS: 
TITLE: Hold on to Hope
RELEASE DATE: October 28th, 2019
Evan Bryant wasn’t your typical hero.
But he was mine.
Broken by the worlds’ standards, he was still the strongest boy I would ever know.
My best friend. The boy I’d given everything to. My heart, my body, and the promise of forever.
The day I’d needed him most, he walked away.
He left me shattered and questioning the love I’d thought we’d shared.
Three years later, I wasn’t prepared for him to return to Gingham Lakes.
It wouldn’t have mattered if he wasn’t the most beautiful man I’d ever seen.
My fingers still would have ached to caress his skin.
My body still would have begged to get lost in his touch.
And my heart . . . it would have always sung his name.
But time changes things. With it, secrets that could ruin everything.
Can we find a way to love again, or have the fears of our past stolen the hope of our forever…

MY REVIEW

“Loving her had been the easiest thing in the world. Letting her go the most brutal.”

“My eyes climbed to hers as if they were searching through the rubble, fingers bloody and knees scraped from the time it had taken to claw my way back to her. I felt her life a goddamn stake to the heart. A scourge. A balm.”

“Love doesn’t work like that Frankie Leigh. We cut ourselves wide open when we love. Make ourselves vulnerable. Our hearts reliant on the other.”

A heartbreakingly beautiful second chance romance. So much heart and feels went into this story. The emotion pouring off of the pages. I was unable to put this book down; unable to walk away from the story that is Frankie Leigh and Evan.

Frankie Leigh and Evan’s story is the kind that just snags your heart from the very first page. The love these two shared was the reach for the stars, once in a lifetime type of love. A love that they thought could move past anything…until the day arrived where Evan would break Frankie Leigh’s heart. Evan thought he was doing the noble and right thing, but that couldn’t have been further from the truth. Evan leaving broke Frankie Leigh in more ways than one and it will be three years before these two lovers are once again reunited…..

Frankie Leigh and Evan are the ultimate book couple. The love and friendship between the two them was immensely palpable. Yes, there was hurt. Yes, there was pain and heartache. But, there was also the purest of love. A love that can withstand anything and any time. A love that burrows so deeply inside your heart and a friendship built to last a lifetime. Three years later and their connection was just as strong. Sure they had some major stuff to work through and lets face it, time has changed both of them, but the devotion was still, clear as day. Their hearts and souls calling out and aching for one another. My poor heart didn’t stand a chance. I was on pins and needles as I went along with Evan and Frankie Leigh’s journey. My heart ached and tugged with every page. I was breathless with anticipation and couldn’t wait to see just how Evan and Frankie Leigh’s story would play out….

Hold on to Hope is a beautiful story of love, hope and forgiveness. It is a story filled with heart, emotion and a little suspense too. A story that will captivate and consume you. The heartache, angst, and romance will all feel as though it is a part of you; as if you are experiencing it all right along with the characters.

Hold on to Hope hit all the marks and took me on the most incredible journey. A.L. Jackson has written a poetic and romantic tale of love and proves once again that there are some loves written in the stars.

In the end, Hold on to Hope left me not only with a big smile on my face, but heart filled with so much love and hope. I loved every single moment of this story from beginning to end. I’m so glad that I trusted this author with my heart and took a chance on this truly incredible journey. I laughed. I cried. I raged. I swooned. I fell head over heels for Frankie Leigh and Evan. Their story was written in the stars and so worth every angsty, heartbreaking, hair pulling, swoon worthy moment……

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

Don’t miss the awesome giveaway for the Hold on to Hope release!

Enter Here

I can’t wait for you to experience HOLD ON TO HOPE! I know you’re going to ABSOLUTELY FALL IN LOVE with these two!! 
Read inspired ~ 
Amy 

A.L. Jackson is the New York Times & USA Today Bestselling author of contemporary romance. She writes emotional, sexy, heart-filled stories about boys who usually like to be a little bit bad.
Her bestselling series include THE REGRET SERIES, CLOSER TO YOU, BLEEDING STARS, FIGHT FOR ME and CONFESSIONS OF THE HEART novels. Grab A.L. Jackson’s latest novel, HOLD ON TO HOPE, a best friends-to-lovers stand-alone romance.
If she’s not writing, you can find her hanging out by the pool with her family, sipping cocktails with her friends, or of course with her nose buried in a book.
Be sure not to miss new releases and sales from A.L. Jackson – Sign up to receive her newsletter http://smarturl.it/NewsFromALJackson or text “aljackson” to 33222 to receive short but sweet updates on all the important news.

Connect with A.L.

Newsletter: http://smarturl.it/NewsFromALJackson
Facebook: http://smarturl.it/ALJacksonPage
Reader Group: http://smarturl.it/AmysAngelsRock
Amazon: http://smarturl.it/ALJacksonAmzn
Bookbub: http://smarturl.it/ALJacksonBookbub
Twitter: @aljacksonauthor
Instagram: @aljacksonauthor