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Review: His Royal Highness by R.S. Grey

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.

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*

Cover Reveal: Riven Knight by Devney Perry

RIVEN KNIGHT
Tin Gypsy #2

Release Date: January 21st, 2020
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Genevieve Daylee didn’t expect to be standing in front of a judge on her twenty-seventh birthday. But ever since her life became entangled with a former motorcycle gang, she’s learned not to expect anything but trouble.

Her mother, a woman she once admired and adored, is gone, leaving behind a trail of secrets and lies. She’s living in a tiny apartment above a garage owned by her brother, a man who loathes her very existence. And the father she met beside her mother’s grave is as much of a stranger as Isaiah Reynolds, the broken man with soulless eyes standing beside her in front of the judge.

Isaiah is her protector from the murderer at large in Clifton Forge. Though he’s more like a riven knight in dented armor than a prince on a white stallion. She knows next to nothing about him, other than he works as a mechanic. As of tonight, he’ll be sharing her bathroom.

And, according to the judge, Isaiah is now her husband.

Cover Reveal: Wait For Me by Tia Louise

 
Dear Taron,
I should have told you this before…
Dear Taron,
Is there a time-limit on forgiveness?
If there is, I haven’t reached it… 
Dear Taron,
I still love you… 
Taron Rhodes was my brother’s best friend.
He was sexy as sin.
But he was more than that…
He was ponytail-pulling, ice down your shirt teasing, throw you in the lake screaming… 
Strong, tanned arms and bright green eyes over a heart-stopping, naughty grin… 
Did I mention his tight end? 
I gave him my first real kiss, my heart, my everything.
I said I’d wait for him…
I’m still waiting, because Taron Rhodes is still the man of my dreams,
And I have a secret that has his bright green eyes.
Noel LaGrange stole my heart when she was only eighteen—pushing me off a flatbed and calling me a city slicker. 
Her brother Sawyer would kick my ass if he knew how many times we made out that summer, how close we got.
Everything changed when Sawyer and I joined the military.
We were honorably discharged, but I didn’t go to her.
Instead, I went back to the city… where no amount of money, no amount of pills can heal this wound.
Only her whiskey eyes and dark hair, her slim arms and her sweet scent, give me hope. 
I broke her heart just as surely as I broke mine, but I’m going back to make it right.
If she’s still waiting…
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Tia Louise is the USA
Today
 bestselling, award-winning author of When We Touch, the “Bright
Lights,” “One to Hold,” and “Dirty Players” series, and co-author of the #4
Amazon bestseller The Last
Guy
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After being a teacher, a book editor, a journalist, and finally
a magazine editor, she started writing love stories and never stopped.
Louise lives in the Midwest with her trophy husband, two teenage
geniuses, and one grumpy cat.

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Blog Tour with Review: The Fall of Legend (Legend Trilogy #1) by Meghan March

The Fall of Legend

Release Date: November 12, 2019


 

About The Fall of Legend:

From New York Times bestselling author Meghan March comes a new deliciously dangerous alpha hero in The Fall of Legend, the first book in the brand new and utterly addictive Legend trilogy.

We come from two different worlds.
I’m from the streets. She might as well live in an ivory tower.
I made my living with my fists. I doubt she could even throw a punch.
Our paths never should have crossed.
We never should have met.
That doesn’t change the facts.
I would sell my soul to taste those red lips.
Fight the devil himself to hear her laugh.
Burn in hell to have a single night.
Scarlett Priest shouldn’t even know men like me exist, but sometimes temptation is stronger than will.
If this is how I go down, it’ll be worth every second of the fall

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MY REVIEW

“Gabriel Legend doesn’t let anyone take something from him without a fight.”

“If this is what living feels like, what have I been doing every day before this?”

The much anticipated book, The Fall of Legend by Meghan March is finally here!! And let me tell you, this book was so worth the wait. I was swept off my feet and left breathless with anticipation.

The Fall of Legend had me hooked from the very first page. Gabe and Scarlett’s first encounter was anything but conventional. Scarlett should have ran the other way, but the pull from Gabe was impossible to ignore. The chemistry between them was instant and just oozed off of the pages. I loved their encounters and couldn’t wait to see what would happen next. Forget what you think you know about Scarlett and Gabe, I promise, there is more to the two of them than meets the eye….

The Fall of Legend was everything I hoped it would be and then some. There was amazing chemistry, smokin hot characters, and a thrilling plot. There were twists and moments that made me absolutely crazy. I was captivated and completely addicted. Once again, Meghan March stole my breath and left me on the edge of my seat, dying for more.

The Fall of Legend was thrilling, sexy and utterly captivating. The Legend Trilogy is off to one brilliant start and I can not wait to see where this series is going to take us next! All I can say is readers, we are in for one complicated and exciting ride. I for one can not wait to see what Meghan March has 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.

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Release Blitz: Violent Triumphs by Jessica Hawkins

Title: Violent Triumphs
Series: White Monarch #3
Author: Jessica Hawkins
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 12, 2019
Blurb
The highly anticipated conclusion to the “emotional, steamy, and dangerous” USA Today bestselling White Monarch series.

I’ve become a queen to the forsaken, a leader to thieves, and the wife of a man who instills fear in all who cross his path. He was the husband I didn’t want. Now, I can’t fathom life without my king.

I should’ve been ready for anything. Like the caterpillar that feeds on poison during metamorphosis, I was raised in the dangerous world of cartel crime. But nothing could’ve prepared me for Cristiano de la Rosa, his brother’s poison, or the Calavera cartel.

This is still a story about a love strong enough to topple households, unite enemies, and divide brothers. Resilient enough to bring down those who would try to destroy it . . . and selfless enough to make the ultimate sacrifice.

But I was warned, and so were you. Death’s day always comes. This time, it will find what was once a caterpillar is now a butterfly—and hell hath no fury like the White Monarch.

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Jessica Hawkins is a USA Today bestselling author known for her “emotionally gripping” and “off-the-charts hot” romance. Dubbed “queen of angst” by both peers and readers for her smart and provocative work, she’s garnered a cult-like following of fans who love to be torn apart…and put back together.

She writes romance both at home in New York City and around the world, a coffee shop traveler who bounces from café to café with just a laptop, headphones, and a coffee cup. She loves to keep in close touch with her readers, mostly via Facebook, Instagram, and her mailing list.

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Release Blitz: Beauty and the Badge by Ella Fox

Title: Beauty and the Badge
Series: Charlotte’s Cove #1
Author: Ella Fox
Publisher: Boom Factory Publishing, LLC
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 12, 2019
Blurb
After being held up at gunpoint, Ashley Colton realizes that life in the big city isn’t for her. She decides to take the biggest risk of her life and move to Charlotte’s Cove, the small seaside sanctuary where she’s vacationed every summer since childhood.

Everything falls perfectly into place until her first day of work, where she meets her new boss Tyler Jameson, the chief of police. The chemistry between Ashley and Tyler is instant and powerful, but for reasons of their own, both are cautious about jumping in.

When a woman from Tyler’s past surfaces, Ashley retreats, making Tyler realize that if he’s going to show Ashley she’s the only one who has his attention, then he needs to stop being hesitant and put everything on the line.

Is the badge powerful enough to win the beauty who holds his heart?

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USA Today Bestselling Author Ella Fox has learned a bunch of stuff along the way but the most important of all those things is that anything is possible when you try. In 2012 she took a big leap of faith and published her first book, Broken Hart. Since then she’s written fifteen more full-length books and several novellas– and every one is a reminder that you can live your dream as long as you work for it.

Ella’s favorite things are music, movies, traveling, her dog Mona and, of course, reading. This isn’t a surprise considering the fact that her mom is USA Today Bestselling Author Suzanne Halliday.

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Aurora Rose Reynolds and her husband, Sedaka Reynolds, created Boom Factory Publishing to use their experiences to expand and promote upcoming and existing indie authors.

With over five years in the industry, and millions of books sold worldwide, we know what it takes to become a successful author and we will use this knowledge to take our authors to the next level.

“As a successful hybrid author in this ever evolving industry, I know that you’re only as successful as the team that is promoting you!” – Aurora Rose Reynolds

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Review: Trying to Score (Hot Jocks #3) by Kendall Ryan

 
TRYING TO SCORE 
By Kendall Ryan 
Release Day: November 12, 2019 

Teddy King excels at many things. Playing hockey. Check. Scoring on and off the ice. Check. Being stupidly attractive … Double check.

Despite his demanding schedule, he still finds time to annoy me. I knew him way back when. Before he was the guy everyone wanted a piece of, he was just a rebellious college co-ed and one of my more energetic study partners.

But secrets have a way of getting out, and a steamy encounter from our college days (that we probably shouldn’t have filmed) is about to cause a major scandal. Unless we can work together to stop it.

Teddy’s no stranger to hard work … but the thing he wants most?

Is me.

Note: This high-heat standalone is chock-full of scorching banter and steamy good times. He’s a testosterone-dripping hockey player who wants a second chance. She’s a tough as nails attorney intent on making partner. Frienemies to lovers. No cliffhanger. Enjoy!

Your favorite hot jocks are back with an all new stand-alone novel. 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!

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MY REVIEW

Trying to Score is a super cute addition to the Hot Jocks Series. Trying to Score follows the story of Teddy and Sara. Teddy loves playing hockey and is good at what he does. But, when a steamy secret is threatened to be exposed, Teddy turns to the one person he hopes can get him out of this mess. Sara is a hardworking, and takes no prisoners when it comes to her job. On the outside, it seems as though she can’t stand Teddy, but there’s more to these two than meets the eye. These two frenemies used to be anything but. Some things are better to remain in the past. But when it comes to Sara and Teddy, their burning hot chemistry refuses to buried. Will Sara be able to save Teddy from a major scandal? There’s only one way to find out….

Overall, I thought this book was a quick and easy read. Sara and Teddy were a lot of fun to get to know. Their chemistry was off the charts and I really enjoyed learning about their past. There was definitely more to these two than meets the eyes. They rocked an enemies to lovers vibe and tension between them was scorching. I loved how these two were thrown together because of scandal. It exposed thoughts and feelings that were long buried. I enjoyed watching the two of them try to figure things out and had so much fun just getting lost in their story.

Trying to Score is a super quick and sexy read. It’s a friends to enemies to lovers type story. The banter is fun and the tension oozes off the pages. I easily devoured Sara and Teddy’s story and think that it’s a great addition to this series. All in all, this was a great book to spend my day getting lost in.

*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. 
 
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