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Release Blitz with Review: This Is Love (This Is #3) by Natasha Madison

From the best selling series, Something So comes the spin-off series This is…

Never fall in love.
That was my motto, and I was sticking to it.
Having my heart broken once was enough, and I never wanted to do it again.
He was supposed to be a one-night stand, the only thing I do.
One rule shouldn’t be so hard to follow, but then I went back for seconds, then thirds. 
After that, I lost count of the number of times I lost myself in his arms. When I wasn’t paying attention, my guard slipped.
They call me Private Mark for a reason – my whole life is a secret. For two yeats, we danced around each other until I got her right where I wanted her…under me. 
Now that I had her, I wasn’t letting her go. I thought we were on the same page. I thought we were building something great. 
Boy, was I ever wrong.
I had no idea that while I was falling in love, she was trying to convince herself we were temporary.
She thought I’d walk away.
She was wrong.
Now it’s time to convince her she wants us too and to show her that the crazy, wild thing we have…
This Is Love.
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This Is Love is absolute perfection and is a story that is sure to capture your heart and leave you with all the feels.

From the moment I dove into Vivienne and Mark’s story, I was hooked. We see Vivienne not only get her heart broken, but her soul crushed. It’s that moment that changes her life forever. Her walls are sky high and no man is ever going to break through them. All is going to plan until she meets Mark. Even though Vivienne might not want to acknowlege it, Mark is a total game changer. He makes her feel things that terrify her and as much as she knows she should stay away, she can’t deny the pull she feels towards Mark…..When it comes to his life, they don’t call him Private Mark for nothing. Mark loves what he does, but when it comes to his personal life, all bets are off; that is the one thing he likes to keep just for himself. For the past couple of years, Mark has wanted nothing more than Vivienne. The pull between the two of them is just intense. Their chemistry is off the walls. But, for whatever reason, the timing was just off. So, when fate pushes Vivienne and Mark together again, all bets are off. Mark is determined to win Vivienne over if it’s the last thing he is ever going to do…..

This Is Love is all of that and a bag of chips. This story sucks you in from the very first page and holds you captive right until the very end. The characters are real and perfectly flawed. Vivienne is wounded and afraid to let any man get close to her. Mark is everything that should send her running, but instead is everything she’s ever wanted….if only she could take the leap. And Mark!!! Mark has such patience and determination. He’s got his heart set on Vivienne and isn’t about to go down without a fight. Sure, there are moments when it looks like all hope will be lost, but in the end, Mark shows that the love he has for Vivienne is the kind that is meant to last a lifetime. Anything worth having is worth all the obsticales along the way. And I for one could not help but root for Vivienne and Mark to get their happily ever after.

This Is Love was everything I have been looking for in romance, but never knew I needed. It had amazing characters and a captivating plot. It had heartbreak and romance. It steam and frustration. It had excellent push and pull & undenialbe chemistry. Yes, there was some angst. Yes, there was some drama. But, it was the perfect balance of all the things I want in a good love story and I just couldn’t get enough. Wild horses could not stop me from devouring this book and I just never wanted it to end. I fell head over heels for This Is Love and had the best time getting lost in Mark and Vivienne’s story…..

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

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Review: Black Sheep (Dirty Mafia Duet #1) by Meghan March

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About Black Sheep: From New York Times bestselling author Meghan March comes a story of untold truths and one man’s redemption in the Dirty Mafia Duet. Every family has a black sheep. In the infamous Casso crime family, that black sheep is me—Cannon Freeman. Except I’m not a free man. I’ve never been free. Not since the day I was born. I owe my loyalty to my father, Dominic Casso, even if he won’t publicly acknowledge me as his blood. I’ve never had a reason to go against his wishes…until I met her. Drew Carson turned my world upside down when she walked into my club looking for a job. Now, my honor and my life are on the line. Going against my father’s wishes might buy me a bullet straight from his gun, but black sheep or not, it’s time to make my stand. She’s worth the fallout. Add to your Goodreads TBR:
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“You’ve just let a fox into the henhouse, Mr. Freeman. Thanks for the invite.” “Welcome to the world of being an illegitimate Casso. It’s a fucking blast.” “One day, I’m going to wake up next to you and see only you. It’s going to be the most beautiful sight of my life. “
Meghan March has killed me in the best way possible. Black Sheep is thrilling and sexy. It will have you feverishly turning the pages and holding your breath right until the very end. Nothing makes me more excited than hearing Meghan March has new series coming out. And when I stumbled across the synopsis for Black Sheep, I was not disappointed. This story captivated me from the very beginning and had me dying to see how the story would unfold. Cannon is the black sheep of his family, the illegitimate son to Dominic Casso. Cannon has always done as he’s told…that is until Drew. Drew is different from any woman Cannon has met. The sparks between them are instant and the tension just oozes off the pages. But, what you don’t know is that Drew’s got a secret. A secret that if found out, will only get her killed. The closer she gets to Cannon, the more she wants to put everything on the line. Will Drew be able to keep her secret? And will Cannon decide to fall in line?? There’s only one way to find out. Black Sheep is a thrilling and fast paced ride. The characters suck you into their story instantly and will leave you begging for more. From mystery to danger to steamy moments and secrets to a million and one questions, Black Sheep checked off all of my boxes. Cannon and Drew’s story will leave you breathless in anticipation and the ending will leave you dying for more. I loved every second of this book from beginning to end and can not wait to see just how Cannon and Drew’s story will play out.

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



Review: Love At First Sight (Southern Bride #1) by Kelly Elliott

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Love at First Sightby Kelly Elliott is now LIVE! The first book in the brand new series, Southern Bride. Each book in this series will be stand alone books. All based in small towns in Texas. Full of love, hope, and second chances!

From New York Times best selling author, Kelly Elliott, comes a new series her WANTED fans will adore. Filled with love, hope, and second chances, LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT, is book one in the Southern Brides series. Each book in this series will be stand alone books.

Love at first sight.

That’s what it was when Rip Myers came up to me in kindergarten. From that point on, we were inseparable best friends.

When I work up the courage to tell Rip I love him, I am met with rejection. He tells me he treasures our friendship too much. That statement might as well be a knife to my heart.

I want to hold out hope that he’ll change his mind.

Instead, he moves on.

The only choice I have is to pretend that doesn’t slay me.

So, I say yes…to the man I love. But he isn’t the man I’ve been in love with nearly my entire life.

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“Sometimes you have to cut the strings to make room for what truly belongs to your heart.”

“Every time you looked into my eyes, I felt it deep within my soul.”

Love At First Sight is the first book in an exciting new series from author Kelly Elliott that delivers all the feels and will leave you breathless.

Love At First Sight follows the story of Rip and Chloe. From the moment I picked up this book, I was giddy with excitement. I was instantly hooked and could not wait to see what Chloe’s story would bring to the table. And let me tell you, I was not disappointed at all. As someone who is a total sucker for friends to lovers romances, this one checked off all of my marks and completely exceeded my exceptions.

Chloe and Rip had a friendship that was built to stand the test of time. Over the years, there were so many times where they got close to becoming more, but let fear dictate their actions. Everyone and I mean everyone, knew these two belonged together and I couldn’t wait for these two to open their eyes and take the leap….

Love At First Sight has the ultimate push and pull. It has those will they/won’t they moments that just leave you breathless. Yes, Rip and Chloe had their frustrating moments…moments where you just wanted to yell at them and make them open their eyes. But, their journey to happily ever after was so worth it. Sure there were a couple bumps in the road along the way, but every romance has its obstacles. And I just loved watching these two try to figure things out…to finally fight for what’s important and never give up.

The love between Chloe and Rip was epic and unforgettable. Their story is exactly what I want from a romance novel. It’s filled with tension and love. It’s light on the drama, yet more than delivers on the angst. The story tugs at your heart and leaves you begging for more. And that just makes the steamy and swoon-worthy moments all that more worth it.

Love At First Sight is a fantastic start to the Southern Bride Series and I for one, can not wait to get my hands on the next book in this series. Kelly Elliott, you have blown me away, and I can’t wait for more!

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

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Release Blitz with Review: This Is Wild (This is #2) by Natasha Madison

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When you grow up surrounded by hockey players you know one thing for sure, I was never going to settle down with one.

Heck, I didn’t even know what icing was. I was too busy climbing the corporate ladder, becoming one of the most successful realtors in New York City.

I wasn’t interested in dating or anything that got in my way.

First, he was my client and then he became my friend.

My parents told me I skated before I walked.
When I was eighteen I was drafted into the N.H.L third overall, playing in Los Angeles—the city of dreams.
What more could I ask for? I played hard, but eventually, I partied even harder.

Five years later I was traded a week after I entered rehab.

There was no time for anything except my health and making sure I’d come out on top. I had to be better.
There wasn’t another option.

One of the rules of recovery was ‘don’t fall in love’ and I made it a top priority. She was off limits in every single way.

Until it was too late

One night, one decision, one act can derail everything.

When push comes to shove, I’m only certain that, This is Wild.

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“The house of cards is going to fall soon, and I don’t want you to get crushed by it.”

“One time. One kiss. And I know it’s a kiss that I’ll be looking for, for my whole life.”

This Is Wild is absolute perfection. I mean, this book slayed me in all the right ways. I’m talking cue the tears and hold my heartstrings because I just couldn’t get enough of this angsty story.

From the moment I started reading This Is Wild, I knew this book was going to be special. Viktor and Zoe captivated me instantly. Their story is real, raw and oh so satisfying. Zoe is the total package. She’s beautiful, smart and sassy. She has a huge and generous heart and doesn’t date hockey players. Then we have Viktor. Viktor was on top of the world in LA. Living the life and partying. Five years later, all that partying will catch up to him and before he knows it, he’ll find himself at rock bottom. His world has been turned upside down and changes will need to be made. He’s been offered a second chance. He’s just got to pull himself out of the dark and take it…..

This Is Wild is an emotional second chance romance. This emotional read will put your emotions through the paces and deliver all the feels. This story is intense at times and deals with some very real, very raw subject matter. Viktor’s fight is not for the faint of heart, and I couldn’t help but be in awe of his strength and determination. He wasn’t perfect, but was determined to become a better man. I loved the way he felt about Zoe. He liked her, but knew that his recovery needed to come first. He didn’t want to make promises that he couldn’t keep. The chemistry and pull between Viktor and Zoe was just everything. I loved watching their friendship develop and see their journey unfold.

This Is Wild is the kind of story that will leave you breathless and begging for more. Viktor and Zoe’s story is consuming and will have you devouring all of the words. This Is Wild was a wonderful book to spend my day getting swept up in. I loved every second of Viktor and Zoe’s story and I know that it’s one that will be staying with me…

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

When her nose isn’t buried in a book, or her fingers
flying across a keyboard writing, she’s in the kitchen creating gourmet meals.
You can find her, in four inch heels no less, in the car chauffeuring kids, or
possibly with her husband scheduling his business trips. It’s a good thing her
characters do what she says, because even her Labrador doesn’t listen to her…

Review: The King (A Wicked Trilogy #3.6) by Jennifer L. Arementrout

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From #1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout comes the next installment in her Wicked series.

As Caden and Brighton’s attraction grows despite the odds stacked against a happily ever after, they must work together to stop an Ancient fae from releasing the Queen, who wants nothing more than to see Caden become the evil Prince once feared by fae and mortals alike.

**Every 1001 Dark Nights novella is a standalone story. For new readers, it’s an introduction to an author’s world. And for fans, it’s a bonus book in the author’s series. We hope you’ll enjoy each one as much as we do.**


“He kissed–God, he kissed like a man starving. He kissed as if he were going to devour me, and I wanted that. I needed it. It was all I could think about. Or maybe I wasn’t thinking at all. Instead, I was feeling. I was just letting myself feel.”

“Now, you’re seen, and you’re heard. You stand up for yourself. You’re living. They did take a lot from you, Brighton. Your mother. Your contentment. But it also seems like you gained a lot. Not from them, but from yourself.”

“You are my strength. My sun. You are my heart.”

Man, oh man, was it great to be back in this world again. The King picks up right where The Prince left off and there is never a dull moment. Yes, this book hits the ground running and just totally sucks you back in to The Wicked World. Now, don’t be fooled by the fact that this book is a novella because let me tell you, this little novella packs a punch. It will easily consume you and will leave you hanging on each and every word.

Since this book is a novella, I’m going to keep my review short and sweet and just say I LOVED this book!! I loved it. Within seconds of starting this story, everything from The Wicked Series came rushing back to me. I remembered why I originally fell in love with this series and all of the characters. The King is easily a novella that you can finish in just a few short hours.

The King is sexy and smartly written. The characters pull you into their story immediately. There is humor and angst. There is drama and moments that will leave you holding your breathe. There are moments where you’ll find yourself screaming at your kindle and ferociously flipping the pages to see how the story will play out. The King had it all and then some.

The King was a thrilling ride from beginning to end. From will they/won’t they moments, to lots of delicious tension & steam to danger around every turn…. I just couldn’t get enough. And with an ending I never saw coming, all I can say is when do we get our hands on the next book???!!

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

Review: The Locker Room by Meghan Quinn

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If you haven’t, let me enlighten you: Legend has it if you bring a girl into the sacred after-game domain of the baseball locker room, it will end with a walk down the aisle. Basically one rowdy and naked encounter against the lockers with the girl of your dreams will make her your wife.


But not all baseball players are superstitious, me included.

So when the girl I’ve fallen for brushes me off, I start to question if I need to switch my way of thinking. Maybe it’s time I finally hand out a coveted invitation to the locker room.



“A man never reveals his true feelings after the fourth encounter. Don’t you know anything about love arcs.”

“I’m invested in Emory Ealson. From the moment her map slapped me in the face, I knew this girl was something special, and I plan on showing her that.”

“Friends forever. That’s what we promised each other. But sometimes, promises were made to be broken.”

“It was like I’d been holding my breath for eight years, and I finally let it out.”

The Locker Room by Meghan Quinn is by far and away one of my favorite romantic comedies/sports romances of 2019. This book completely exceeded my expectations and took my heart on the most incredible journey.

From the moment I picked up The Locker Room, I was instantly sucked in. I was immediately drawn to Emory and couldn’t wait to see her story unfold. When we first meet up with Emory, she’s in desperate need of a fresh start. Her focus is on her friends and her studies and she isn’t about to let anyone get close to her heart. All that immediately flies out the window when she crashes into Knox. Knox is a force to be reckoned with. He’s like sunshine on a cloudy day. Everyone and everything just gravitates towards him and when his sights get set on Emory, all bets are off. There is just something about her and Knox can’t help but want to know more. Emory’s not going to make it easy, but Knox is in for the long haul and is ready to pull out all the stops. Will Emory fall for Knox’s charms and break down her walls??? There’s only one way to find out…..

Man, oh, Man! I just loved The Locker Room. This book was not at all what I expected. I totally didn’t see Knox and Emory’s story coming and I just loved every single second of it. The writing was flawless and the plot was a ton of fun. The characters were real, flawed and easy to relate to. Knox was ridiculously charming and you just couldn’t help but be in a good mood when he was around. And while Emory might seem reserved, she had a great sass to her and gave it to Knox just as good as he dished it out. I loved watching these two together and seeing their friendship develop. Their banter was electric and consuming. I couldn’t get enough of the two of them. One minute they had me laughing my butt off and then the very next, the sexual tension was just oozing off of the pages. They had the most incredible slow burn that made all of those will they/won’t they moments so worth it. Seriously, I just loved getting lost in these two.

Now, the road to happily ever after for these two is not an easy one. There are lots of good times, but heartbreaking ones too. I’m not kidding when I tell you that Knox and Emory put my heart through the wringer. I felt each emotion right along with these characters. Some of their actions broke my heart and made me rage. I knew why certain things had to happen, but that didn’t make it any easier. But, for a girl who loves herself some angst, I obviously couldn’t get enough. From the heartache to the misunderstandings to the weak moments and ones that make you swoon. Emory and Knox were so perfectly matched and I couldn’t help but root for these two to figure things out and fight for their happily ever after.

The Locker Room is a second chance, romantic comedy, sports romance all wrapped up in a terrific read. I loved every single minute of this story from beginning to end. I loved all the main and secondary characters. I loved getting wrapped up in Emory & Knox’s romance. I lived for the moments that had me laughing so hard my sides hurt and then those moments that just tugged at my heart. Simply put, I LOVED this book!!

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

Release Blitz with Review: Coldhearted Boss by R.S. Grey

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R.S. Grey’s next romantic comedy, COLDHEARTED BOSS, is available now – be sure to grab your copy today!


I’m desperate and destitute when Lockwood Construction rolls into my small town with an offer too good to pass up: high wages to any able-bodied man willing to join their crew.

Say no more. I throw on baggy clothes, tuck my long hair under a baseball hat, and apply for a job. Unfortunately, my half-baked idea of disguising myself as a guy is flawed from the beginning. As Shakira says, these hips don’t lie.

Still, I like to think I might have pulled the whole thing off save for one thing:

I know my boss.

Last month, we met at a bar, and after a fiery first encounter, it seems we’re destined to be sworn enemies.

Ethan Stone is ruthless and arrogant, a man I never would have crossed had I known how much he likes to toy with his prey.

He should just fire me and be done with it. Instead, he decides to make me his personal slave. Oh right, I think they’re calling it personal “assistant” these days.

It’s torture, all of it—his bad attitude, his ruggedly chiseled face, his desire to grind me into dust.

Every one of our friction-filled battles burns hotter than the last.

A girl can only hold out for so long. Soon, I’m bound to go up in flames.

My objective? Survive the heat long enough to send home a paycheck.

My real objective? Stop having X-rated fantasies about my coldhearted boss.

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“I realize I was wrong before. This one’s not the prince in the fairytale. He’s the dragon.”

“We make a striking pair: dark features perfectly matched, brown eyes of such varying shades they shouldn’t even be classified as the same color. We’re two beautiful people about to make some very bad decisions.”

“This isn’t a man you use for a night. This is a man you turn your life upside down to be with, one you crawl on hands and knees to please, one who touches you once and brands your soul forever.”

Holy angsty goodness!! Coldhearted Boss is the latest romantic comedy from author R.S. Grey and it is sure to runaway with your heart and leave you with a huge smile on your face.

When we first meet up with Ethan and Taylor, Taylor is down on her luck. Life just seems to be delivering hit after hit. Taylor has almost reached the point of no return and when a sexy man in a suit, pays her some attention, she can’t help but want to forget her problems even if it’s just for one night. It all sounds good in theory, but Taylor knows that her problems won’t magically disappear….Flash forward a month in time when a job opportunity comes her way. Taylor has no clue what she’s doing, but she’s desperate for some good cash. The only problem, is that the guy she’s working for turns out to be Ethan, the man from the bar. Like I said, Taylor is desperate and will do anything to keep her job, even if that means working for a man who can’t stand her and that is beyond arrogant. Each day together is a battle of the wills to see who will break. The tension and sparks between this two is a lot more than just hate and only time will tell if these to enemies will become more than the status quo…..

Coldhearted Boss was just the book I was looking for to pull me out of my book funk. Ethan and Taylor had me hooked from their very first encounter. Their interactions kept me on my toes and I loved every single awkward moment. These two had push and pull like no other and took their hate to a whole other level. I for one could not wait to see what would happen next. The tension between Ethan and Taylor was so explosive, their chemistry just begged for them to submit to it and I had the best time getting to see their story play out.

Coldhearted Boss was a fantastic read from beginning to end. I loved Taylor and her dedication to her family. There is nothing she wouldn’t do for them, even if it meant working with someone she couldn’t stand. I’ll be the first to admit that Taylor didn’t always make the smartest decisions, but at the end of the day, her heart was in the right place and she really just needed someone who was willing to go the distance for her. And then we have Ethan…Ethan who works too hard, is arrogant and isn’t afraid to put Taylor in her place. He thinks he’s got her number, but couldn’t be further from the truth if he tried. What I loved about Ethan though was that under his cold facade, was a sweet, swoon worthy hero who was just begging to come out. Taylor challenged Ethan and wasn’t afraid to give back to him just as much as he dished out. Together these two were the perfect match, they just had to be willing to open their eyes and move past all of the hate.

Taylor and Ethan’s story was light-hearted, sweet enemies to lovers romance. I know that description doesn’t sound like that’s how an enemies to lovers story should be, but you’ll just have to trust me on this. R.S. Grey delivered her signature humor and angsty romance that I just couldn’t get enough of. Ethan and Taylor got under my skin in the best way possible and I never wanted their story to end. Coldhearted Boss captured my heart and kept me glued to the pages. I loved every single moment of this story. From the angst to the drama, to the romance and sexy good times, to the misunderstandings that pulled at my heart…..Ugh….Such a terrific story. I just loved it.

*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

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