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Release Blitz: Twist of Fate by Tia Louise

Release Blitz: Twist of Fate by Tia Louise

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Title: Twist of Fate
Author: Tia Louise
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 22, 2021

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A sexy, friends-to-lovers, second-chance romance with a twist by USA Today bestselling author Tia Louise.

To be “just friends” with a guy, you’ve got to follow The Rules:
Don’t touch him unnecessarily.
Don’t share your intimate dreams with him (even if he asks).
Don’t kiss him, and definitely don’t sleep with him.

Scout Dunne and I have been “just friends” since childhood.
He’s everything you could want—sexy, charming, confident—every girl’s wet dream.
Until we broke The Rules.

We broke them in the ocean, in my aunt’s bathroom, in my bed…
It was the hottest week of my life.
I’m one of the few people who knows the first-draft NFL star wants more than a life of sports.
Because we’re friends, right?
Not anymore.

Now he’s gone, and I’m trying to get my career back on track.
Mamma said a guy would never put your dreams ahead of his.
But the twist of fate?
It’s something you never see coming.

(TWIST OF FATE is a STAND-ALONE friends-to-lovers, single-parent romance. No cheating. No cliffhanger.)

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EXCERPT

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“It’s been a long time since we danced together.”
She doesn’t look up, but her smile grows. “It was homecoming, first dance of the year.”
“And the last. I still can’t believe you didn’t go to prom with me. All high school romances end at the prom.”
Her nose curls. “We were not a high school romance.”
“We might’ve been. The high school quarterback, all around hot guy who falls for the quiet, bookish future librarian. It’s the perfect setup for a movie.”
“All-around hot guy…” Her brown eyes roll adorably, and I’m glad the tension seems to have melted. “I’m not a future librarian.”
“I know.” I think about that night. “You did promise to have my back, though.”
“Until you broke the rules and kissed me.”
“It was a really good kiss. We should try it again to see if we’ve still got it.”
She steps out of my arms. “I’ve got a job to finish. Then I’m leaving Fireside.”
“Okay.” I shrug. “I’m not going to be here for long. Maybe we could pass the time together. Hang out.” I lean down to catch her eye. “What do you say, Tink?”
“Tink?”
“Tinkerbell. You remind me of her.”
“Does that make you Peter Pan, the eternal man-child?”
“I’m no child.” It comes out a bit hungrier than I intended, and her cheeks turn red so fast.
Should I say oops? I’m sure as hell not taking it back.
“I’ve got to go.”
She does it, too. She walks off, leaving me alone on the dance floor…

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Blog Tour: Like You Love Me by Adriana Locke

Blog Tour: Like You Love Me by Adriana Locke

Like You Love Me, an all-new sweet small-town standalone romance in the Honey Creek series from USA Today bestselling author Adriana Locke is available now!

Two childhood friends are playing house—and maybe playing for keeps—in USA Today bestselling author Adriana Locke’s funny, sexy, and unpredictable marriage-of-convenience romance.

To save her Tennessee bed-and-breakfast, Sophie Bates needs a fast-cash miracle. Holden McKenzie, her childhood best friend, needs to prove to a prospective employer that he’s a committed man. Their fortunes on the line, Holden proposes…a solution.

He’ll take care of Sophie’s bills if she agrees to a temporary marriage of convenience. And why not? They’re comfortable together, they have fun, and they trust each other. It’s as simple as saying “I do.” But the off-the-cuff wedding has all of Honey Creek talking—and Sophie and Holden realizing that their perfect arrangement is working too well. If they’re not careful, this marriage could turn into a love story.

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Excerpt

“This Chad guy sounds like a real champ,” he says.

“I’m the moron that married him.”

I pick at the edge of the table to keep from meeting his eyes.

Chad was not my best work. Not my best choice, or the greatest guy I’ve ever dated, nor am I proud that I went through with the whole thing. But I did it and I can’t change it. I need to figure out how to accept all that.

“I’m sure you had great intentions,” Holden says.

“I did. Want to know how deep his intentions ran?” I strum my fingers against the tabletop as I look up at him. “He left me by sticking a note to the kitchen table with a dollop of strawberry jelly.”

I blow out a breath and regret word-vomiting all that. It was too deep. Too raw and real. Opening up to Holden is too easy, and I probably just ruined the mood.

He watches me for a few seconds before grinning. “He didn’t even use grape? Rude.”

I smile, relieved that he didn’t dig deeper. “Right? He didn’t even use grape on his sandwiches.”

“Big red flag right there,” he says, pointing a finger my way.

“You know, Gramma always said not to marry a man that cuts the crusts off his peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.”

“And why is that?”

“Because that’s an indication that someone doesn’t like boundaries. Guess I should’ve listened to her. He even cut the crusts off his grilled cheese.”

He gasps, his jaw falling to the table in mock horror. “That’s serial-killer shit right there.”

“Hey, I don’t know what he’s been doing the last couple of years of his life.” I take a napkin from the dispenser. “You might be right.”

“So why did you marry him? You didn’t get serial-killer vibes from the start?”

It’s a question I’ve asked myself a million times, because down deep, I knew it wasn’t right for me. I just ignored my gut and did it anyway.

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USA Today, Washington Post, and Amazon Charts Bestselling author Adriana Locke lives and breathes books. After years of slightly obsessive relationships with the flawed bad boys created by other authors, Adriana has created her own.

She resides in the Midwest with her husband, four sons, and two dogs. She spends a large amount of time playing with her kids, drinking coffee, and cooking. You can find her outside if the weather’s nice and there’s always a piece of candy in her pocket.

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DUAL COVER REVEAL: The Second Chance Sinners Duet by Claudia Burgoa

DUAL COVER REVEAL: The Second Chance Sinners Duet by Claudia Burgoa

Claudia Burgoa has revealed the cover for Pieces of Us & Somehow Finding Us!

Releasing: April 19, 2021 & May 4, 2021

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Music brought us together. Tragedy bonded us forever.

The Sinners of Seattle were the only family I knew.
That’s where I met Ethan “Kill” Killian.
Both of us had bad childhoods. We knew all about unrequited love.
You know what they say… misery loves company.

We shared firsts.
We shared nights.
One of us fell in love. It wasn’t him.

After the band broke up, Kill became the CEO of a communications firm.
Turns out, suits suit him. He’s found success.
And he’s getting married.

He’s marrying someone who can’t understand him.
Who has no idea what it’s like to lose control.
Not to have a future.
I’m trying to stay sober, but it’s hard when my world has crumbled.

Unrequited love can destroy you. I know.
But just one call from him reignites our spark.
Now there’s no stopping it.
When things get dark, I don’t care if I am shattered into pieces.
I just need one last time.

A sexy, angsty, excruciating emotional MM friends-to-lovers rockstar romance by USA Today Bestselling Author Claudia Burgoa. The first book in The Second Chance Sinners duet will leave you with a cliffhanger that might make you lose your breath.

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She writes alluring, thrilling stories about complicated women and the men who take their breath away. She lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband and her youngest two children.

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Blog Tour with Review: Man Candy by Melanie Harlow

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Man Candy by Melanie Harlow
Release Date: June 20, 2016
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis:

He’s back.

Not just back in town, but living in the flat right beneath mine. And he looks good enough to eat, which is just one more reason to stay away from him.

But I can’t resist.

The sex is incredible (pretty sure we’ve shaken the house right off its foundation), but he can’t fool me—not this time. A degree in marketing and five years in advertising have taught me that “true love” is a fairy tale used to sell lipstick, diamonds, and perfume. It doesn’t exist.

He thinks I’m wrong, and he wants to prove it.

I think he’s crazy, so I dare him to try.

It might be the biggest mistake of my life.

My Review

“You’re right about serious relationships not being all hearts and flowers and orgasms, Jamie. That’s falling in love. Over time, it’s not that anymore. It takes work. It takes trust and sacrifice and faith in something you can’t see. It means sticking the fuck around when you’re scared or tempted or angry. It’s knowing that someone has your back and will be there at the end of your best days and your worst. It’s understanding that you’re a part of something bigger than yourself, and fighting for it. I know it’s rare. But that’s what I’m looking for. And life is short.”

When I first picked up Man Candy, I didn’t really know what to expect. I haven’t read anything by this author before, but I’ve heard amazing things about her books and friends swear by her, so I thought what the heck, this sounds right up my alley, I’m going to read it. I have to tell you….I am kicking myself. That’s right, kicking myself. I have been missing out. I mean totally missing out. Man Candy was not only a smart and sexy read, but it was funny as hell!

Man Candy is the perfect friends to lovers/ summer read. This story is so easy to read, that before you know it, you’ve read half of the book, and won’t want to put it down. I mean, this book has it all. It’s going to make you laugh. It’s going to make you shake your head. It will have you yelling at your kindle in frustration. It will make you drop your guard and fall in love.

Man Candy is a well-written, steamy read. I loved the story-line. It was fun and captivating. I am a total sucker for a good friends to lovers romance, and this one does not disappoint. The characters are fun and easy to connect with. They feel very real and have that quality that just begs you to learn more about them.  I think this book had just the right balance of humor, romance, steam, sexy good times and drama. I loved everything about this story, from start to finish and I can not wait to read more from this author in the future!

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

Excerpt:

“It’s so good to see you, Jaime,” he said. “You look great.”

“You too,” I said before I could stop myself. I didn’t want him to think I still cared—in fact, I wanted him to know I wasn’t fooled by his charm. I wasn’t that silly little girl anymore, the one who’d doodled his name in her notebooks and blushed when he said hi at school and cried herself to sleep when he asked another girl to his prom. That silly little girl was gone, and in her place was a confident, smart, professional woman who knew her worth and, even better, the truth about love. No more stars in her eyes.

But why did he have to be so hot?

OK, pull yourself together. No drooling.

“I’m so glad this worked out.” Quinn let me go but stood too close, his feet planted wide and his arms crossed over his chest. He wore jeans, a gray knit pullover that hugged his muscular chest and arms, and his feet were bare. His hair was damp and messy on top, just like it had been the last time I’d seen him in person. His full lower lip made me want to bite it. Maybe even draw blood.

“Sorry, I just got out of the shower,” he said sheepishly, ruffling his hair. “Want to come in and catch up? Or maybe go out for a drink? I just need to throw some shoes on.”

“No.” Trying desperately to shove the image of him in the shower from my mind, I elbowed past him and trudged up the stairs. My cheeks were hot, which meant they were probably turning scarlet. They ruined my poker face every time.

“Come on, it’s Friday!”

“I have work to do.” He was naked a few minutes ago. And wet.

“Did you have a bad day?”

“No.” Rivulets of water streaming over those muscles.

“You already have plans tonight?”

“No.” Steam rising as he stroked himself beneath the spray.

“You don’t love me anymore?”

I froze as the shower fantasy exploded into bits, replaced by a humiliation that paralyzed me, one foot on the top step, one hand on the banister. Slowly, I turned my head and glared at him over one shoulder.

Now the grin cocked up on one side. “Because you used to, you know. You told me.”

“You need to forget about that.”

“Have you?”

“Yes,” I snapped. “That was a long time ago. Back when I was young and impressionable and believed in love.”

His brows went up. “You don’t believe in love anymore?”

“Not the romantic kind. That’s a fantasy used to sell things like lipstick and roses and diamonds.”

“Pretty jaded for twenty-seven, aren’t you?”

I resumed heading up the stairs. “I’m not jaded, Quinn. I’m just a realist.” And I’ve been burned before, trusting guys way less attractive than you.

He said nothing more, and I let myself into my flat. As soon as the door was shut behind me, I leaned back against it, exhaling and fanning my face.

He still got to me. That was so aggravating.

I mean, how was I supposed to sleep at night? Quinn Rusek was one fine piece of man candy, and I had a sweet tooth for him that wouldn’t quit.

But he’d made fun of me! Again! A nice guy would have at least pretended not to remember what I’d said. Or maybe apologized for humiliating me. Or not have brought it up at all!

What an asshole.

A hot asshole—the worst kind.

Curse you, Alex, and your generous heart.

And curse you, Quinn, for getting under my skin again. You stay away from me.

But a traitorous little part of me hoped he wouldn’t.

(Bet you can guess which part.)

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Melanie Harlow likes her martinis dry, her heels high, and her history with the naughty bits left in. When she’s not writing or reading, she gets her kicks from TV series like VEEP, Game of Thrones, House of Cards, and Homeland. She occasionally runs three miles, but only so she can have more gin and steak.Melanie is the author of the HAPPY CRAZY LOVE series, the FRENCHED series, and the sexy historical SPEAK EASY duet, set in the 1920s. She lifts her glass to romance readers and writers from her home near Detroit, MI, where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and pet rabbit.

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Review: This One Moment (Pushing Limits #1) by Stina Lindenblatt

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Fame, fortune, and stadiums full of screaming fans are right around the corner for the rock band at the heart of Stina Lindenblatt’s steamy, intense Pushing Limits series. But it’s an epic love affair that steals the show in this opening act.

When Nolan Kincaid skipped town to chase the music career of his dreams, he knew he wouldn’t miss the reminders of his broken family—he wasn’t so sure he could forget the girl he left behind. Now his band is touring nonstop, the recording sessions go all night, and the groupies are crazed. But when he hears that Hailey Wilkins is in trouble, he drops everything.

Hailey thought she’d missed her chance with Nolan. Five years ago, the moment she realized she loved him was the moment he decided to leave. Now, when a brutal assault lands her in the ICU, Nolan flies straight to her bedside, acting like nothing’s changed. What’s a rock star like him doing, canceling shows and risking his record deal, just to nurse an old friend back to health? And why should Hailey believe he’ll stay this time?

With her attacker still at large, Nolan’s ready to rise to the occasion. He knows he let Hailey down once before, but he’s ready to give her everything, heart and soul—and he’ll fight for the chance to prove it.


My Review

I have been a fan of Stina Lindenblatt for quite a while, so when I heard that she had something new in the works, I could not wait to get my hands on it. And then to find out she was writing a second chance romance with rockstars….Well, I just had to check it out. And I have to tell you, I’m really glad I did.

This One Moment is told from dual points of view and follows the story of Hailey and Nolan. Hailey and Nolan were BFF’s for as long as they could remember. So, it was no surprise when their feelings for one another turned in to more. However, the two of them were too afraid to admit their true feelings for one another for fear of rejection and ruining their friendship. So, unfortunately for Hailey and Nolan, they never got their chance to tell each other how they felt. One night had the power to change everything. Tragedy struck Nolan and that tragedy drove him away from home. It would be another 5 years before Nolan and Hailey were reunited…..Hailey was devastated when Nolan walked out her life. He was her best friend, but it was more than that. He was her everything. So, when Hailey wakes up in the hospital after a terrifying assault, she is surprised to find Nolan there. She’s unsure how to feel after all this time. Part of her wants to be angry, but the other part is still in love with him. Only time will tell if the past can be forgiven…..

Overall, I really enjoyed This One Moment. I am a sucker for a good second chance/ friends to lovers romance.  And nothing makes my heart swoon more than a musician. I was really intrigued by Hailey and Nolan. I wanted to know more about Nolan’s past and his reasoning for leaving Hailey behind. I thought the two of them had really good chemistry and I enjoyed watching the two of them try to navigate their way through their feelings.

This book does have a bit of mystery and suspense to it with a few surprises thrown in along the way. It was really interesting watching how everything played out and connected together. I think the Pushing Limits series is off to a really good start and I’m looking forward to seeing where the series will take us next.

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

Review: I Wish You Were Mine by Lauren Layne

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Perfect for fans of Alice Clayton and Emma Chase, Lauren Layne’s Oxford series heats up in this story of forbidden desire as a brooding jock hoping for a comeback falls for a woman who’s strictly off-limits.

A year ago, Jackson Burke was married to the love of his life and playing quarterback for the Texas Redhawks. Now he’s retired, courtesy of the car accident that ruined his career—and single, after a nasty scandal torpedoed his marriage. Just as he’s starting to get used to his new life as a health and fitness columnist for Oxford magazine, his unpredictable ex shows up on his doorstep in Manhattan. Jackson should be thrilled. But he can’t stop thinking about the one person who’s always been there for him, the one girl he could never have: her younger sister.

Mollie Carrington can’t say no to Madison. After all, her older sister practically raised her. So when Madison begs for help in winning her ex-husband back, Mollie’s just glad she got over her own crush on Jackson ages ago—or so she thought. Because as Mollie reconnects with Jackson, she quickly forgets all her reasons to stay loyal to her sister. Tempted by Jackson’s mellow drawl and cowboy good looks, Mollie is sick and tired of coming in second place. But she can’t win if she doesn’t play the game.


My Review

“You want me to talk your language? You’re my worm, Mollie. The creepy, mate-for-life variety. I’m here to stay, Mollie. Because of you. You, who’ve always been there. And no, my romantic feeling for you don’t have the long roots that yours do for me, but that doesn’t make them any less intense. And they are intense, Molly.”

I am completely addicted to Lauren Layne’s writing. The minute I hear that she’s got a new book coming out, I can’t wait to read it! I Wish You Were Mine is the second book in the Oxford series, but could be read as a stand-alone.

I Wish You Were Mine is told from dual points of view and follows the story of Mollie and Jackson. Jackson had it all; the career he wanted and a loving wife. However, Jackson’s life was far from perfect. You see, once Jackson married Madison, he actually saw the woman that he married and he did not like what he saw. His wife was selfish and hardly around, and not to mention she cheated on him, lots. When Jackson is forced to retire from football due to a life changing car crash, the last thing he was expecting was for his wife to divorce him when he needed her the most. Jackson now finds himself in New York, attempting to move on with his life…..Mollie has always admired her sister. Even when her sister does things she can’t stand or doesn’t agree with, she always remains true to her. Mollie will soon find herself in an awkward position. You see, she has the worst roommate ever and needs to move out. However, she can’t afford to get a place on her own. The last thing she expected was for Jackson to let her temporarily move in with him. You had to know that this would be a recipe for disaster. Not only because of Jackson being her sister’s ex, but because Mollie has always had a thing for Jackson. And now that the two of them are living together, it complicates things even more. Jackson is opening his eyes to a Mollie he’s never known before. And poor Mollie, well, lets just say that her crush on Jackson, never went away……..

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. It was a super quick and easy read for me. I fell in love with Jackson and Mollie right away. I loved how Mollie teased Jackson and tried to remind him of who he used to be. I thought the two of them had great chemistry. I loved how smart Mollie was and could definitely appreciate her struggle with remaining loyal to her sister, but also wanting to take a chance with Jackson. Madison: Ugh, there was no love lost there. I loathed her. All she cared about was her agenda and could care less about the little sister that was loyal to her.

I Wish You Were Mine was a great follow up to Irresistibly Yours. I found myself hooked and unable to put this book down. I found the characters to be enjoyable. I thought this was a good friends to lovers romance. My only complaint was that Mollie and Madison were sisters. It did make the situation a little awkward.

I Wish You Were Mine was just the read that I was looking for. It had the perfect mix of angst, light drama and romance. I’m excited to continue on with the series and see who’s story we will be getting next. I hope. I hope. I hope that we get Lincoln’s story next! Fingers crossed!

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

Release Blitz with Review: Southern Pleasure by Kaylee Ryan

Title: Southern Pleasure

Author: Kaylee Ryan

Genre: New Adult Romance

 Release Date: December 22, 2015

Blurb

They tell you that a parent’s love is all consuming. I never put much thought into it. Not until the minute I heard her take her first breath. That little girl is my world. I’d do anything to protect her.

My ex signed over her rights and her family vowed that my daughter didn’t exist. Now that she’s gone, they want my little girl. They’re trying to say I can’t give her what she needs.

I’ve known Evan all my life. Our families farms run parallel with each other. He and my brother Aaron have been best friends for as long as I can remember.

What they’re trying to do is wrong. He needs my help, someone he can trust and I’m more than happy to do it. I volunteered without hesitation.

I should have thought about what it would be like to have our lives intertwined. I should have thought about what would happen when our time together ended and how my heart would feel when I had to walk away.

Suggested for readers 18+ years of age.

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My Review

Southern Pleasure is another perfect example as to why I enjoy books by Kaylee Ryan. Her books are light with some drama, full of heart and men that make you swoon. Now, Southern Pleasure is a little bit different than the books I’ve read from Kaylee Ryan in the past. This one does have more of a serious tone to it, but it does not disappoint at all.

Southern Pleasure is a quick and enjoyable read. It follows the story of Kinley and Evan and is told from dual points of view. I have to tell you, from the moment I opened this book, I was intrigued. I was immediately blown away by just how great a guy Evan is. See when we first meet Evan, he’s finding out that his  now ex-girlfriend is pregnant, but she doesn’t want to have the baby. Evan is terrified of being a father, but will do anything to keep his baby. This was the moment I fell in love with Evan. I admired his strength, his love and determination. He knew he was in over his head, but was determined to give this baby the life that it deserved. And lets face it, he totally dodged a bullet with his baby’s mama. I was not sad to see her leave the picture. Kinley was the perfect friend. She always had an attraction towards Evan and really stepped up to the plate when Evan needed her most. Of course over time, their connection grew. And I have to tell you, it was so much fun watching these two fall hopelessly in love with each other, but trying to fight every step of it.

Southern Pleasure is just one of those books that makes you feel good. You can’t help but have a smile on your face while reading it. Yes, there is some drama, but it’s not over the top and makes total sense to the story. Southern Pleasure is a great friends to lovers story. I loved how close Evan was to Kinley’s family. I loved the friendship and love that Kinley and Evan shared; and just how far they would go to protect each other. And Evan was totally swoon worthy. He had me swooning so many times!! Fans of Kaylee Ryan, you are just going to love and devour this book!

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

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Kaylee Ryan has had a passion for reading since she was a little girl. That passion

has slowly led to spinning romantic tales, and a one-click addiction. When she

doesn’t have her nose stuck in her kindle or fingers glued to the keyboard, you

can find Kaylee hanging out with friends and family. She loves all genres of

music, and enjoys scrapbooking. She lives in Ohio with her husband (her real life

happily ever after) and their rambunctious little boy.

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Review: When We Fall (Take The Fall #2) by Marquita Valentine

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In the captivating new novel in Marquita Valentine’s Boys of the South spinoff series—perfect for readers of Abbi Glines and Katy Evans—a small-town sweetheart takes a chance on the bad boy who’s always been her hottest fantasy.

The last time Piper Ross saw her best friend’s sexy older brother, Jase Simmons, he was being taken away in handcuffs. Seven years later, two things haven’t changed: Piper is still head-over-heels in love with him . . . and Forrestville’s chief of police—Piper’s dad—still hates his guts. So when Piper sees a chance to get close to Jase, she makes her move—literally. As his new roommate, and as the office manager of his tattoo shop, Piper won’t be satisfied until Jase knows that she wants to be his.

The quintessential good girl, Piper is pure temptation for Jase. The only reason he’s always kept his distance is because she’s the last person he’d ever want to hurt. But once he realizes that Piper is ready to take the leap, everything just makes sense. Suddenly Jase feels like a new man—until nasty rumors start swirling and Piper’s heartless father stirs up even more trouble. Now Jase must convince Piper that she wasn’t wrong about him . . . because falling in love never felt so right.


My Review

“When we fall…we don’t know how hard until we hit the ground.”

This was such a fantastic read. When We Fall is the second book in the Take The Fall series, but can totally be read as a stand-alone. Ever since I finished the first book in this series, I have been dying to get my hands on the next one and let me tell you, this one does not disappoint.

From the moment I picked up this book, I was dying to know more. I was intrigued by Piper and Jase. Jase has had a hard life. It’s been an adjustment for him; returning to life after prison. He’s been working hard and trying to turn his life around. He wants to be someone better, someone that Piper could be proud of. See, even though Jase doesn’t show it, he’s been in love with Piper for years. He’s always wanted her; felt a need to protect her. But, he’s always felt like he wasn’t good enough for her. So, when the time comes and Piper is in need of a job and place to live, Jase can’t say no. Is it a bad idea? Probably. Will they both regret it? Maybe. But, he can’t say no….On the outside, it seems like Piper has lived the charmed life: rich family, nice car, fancy clothes. But, a closer look will show that Piper’s life has been anything but perfect. Piper has never lived a life with love or touch. Amazingly, she always sees the good in everyone, especially Jase. She has been in love with Jase for as long as she can remember. And now that she’s older, she’s finally going to do something about it…..

I loved everything about When We Fall. It was a very good friends to lovers romance. The story-line was captivating and held my attention the entire time. The story was well paced. I loved the characters. Jase and Piper were both very easy to connect with. I loved the chemistry between Jase and Piper. It was HOT and completely undeniable. The push and pull between the two of them definitely kept me coming back for more. They say opposites attract and that is the truth here. These two might be complete opposites, but they couldn’t be more perfect for each other if they tired!

When We Fall was a great addition to this series. It had the perfect balance of angst, drama, and romance. I can’t get enough of this series and these characters and am really looking forward to seeing where this author will take us next!

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

 

Review: Say You’re Mine (Shillings Agency #5) by Diane Alberts

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She’s a challenge he can’t afford to lose…

Navy SEAL Steven Thomas has only ever been able to count on three things: waking up in the morning, going to sleep sometime during the night, and Lauren Brixton. She’s been his best friend since grade school, and what they have is the only relationship he’s managed not to ruin.

Until one drunken night puts that all in jeopardy.

Lauren’s watched Steven flit from one-night stand to one-night stand, seemingly not interested in something more. So when the long-ignored attraction between the two of them blows up in their faces, she does the only thing she can—she pretends she doesn’t want him. But all’s fair in love and war, and Steven’s not about to lose the only person in his life who matters…


My Review

“I don’t have a clue what the hell I’m doing, or how this ends, but I’m gonna fight for this–whatever the hell it is, or whatever it could be–because with you, I’m me. The real me. But first, I’m going to become a man that is worthy of you, and then I’m never gonna let you go.”

Such a great friends to lovers romance! Say You’re Mine is the 5th book in the Shillings Agency series, but can totally be read as a stand-alone.

So, once again, I’m reading this series out of order and am totally kicking myself for not reading this series sooner!!! Say You’re Mine is well written and intrigued me from the very first page. I am a sucker for a good friends to lovers romance and I gotta tell you, this one does not disappoint. I don’t know how these two avoided their chemistry for so long because I gotta tell you, their chemistry; it was SCORCHING! I mean HOT. Steven and Lauren burned up the pages together. I loved the deep and intense friendship that they shared. They had incredible push and pull and I could not wait to see these two stop fighting what they wanted.

Steven was intense, domineering and possessive. Lauren is the only person he’s ever been able to be himself around. She brought him back to life when he thought all was lost. So, he’s trying to be very careful to not blur the lines with her. And Lauren, she’s always had a thing for Steven, but just assumed that they were destined to only be friends. But, when an opportunity presents itself, Lauren can’t help but take the risk and try to take Steven for hers….

What can I say about Say You’re Mine? Well, Say You’re Mine was a quick and easy read for me. I devoured Steven and Lauren’s story. I could not get enough of these two. I loved that their story was told from dual points of view, so you really got to understand where both of the characters were coming from. Lauren and Steven’s story gave me everything that I was looking for and so much more. I loved the angst and the romance. God, the angst really tugged at my heart and made me so excited to see how things would play out. And the romance! Steven made my heart swoon! With lines like these: “Let me be yours, and say you’re mine.” and “Your laugh makes me think the future isn’t so bleak. It gives me hope for a better life. A better world. If you’re in it, it’s brighter. There’s just no escaping it.” and “For you? I’ll promise it all.”: it was impossible to not fall in love with him, no matter how much he frustrated me!!”

I really enjoyed Say You’re Mine. I can’t wait to go back and discover the rest of the books in this series!

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

Release Boost: The Road That Leads To Us by Micalea Smeltzer

Title: The Road That Leads To Us

Series: Us Series (standalone)

Author: Micalea Smeltzer

 Release Date: October 27, 2015

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Things are about to get rocky for Dean Wentworth and Willow Wade.

Willow Wade is used to living in the spotlight, with her father a famous drummer in the band Willow Creek—her namesake—it’s been a lot to live up to and oftentimes she doesn’t feel she’s enough. But there has always been one person she could turn to.

Dean Wentworth knows a thing or two about how crippling a name can be. His family is worth billions after all. But Dean’s always been content to do his own thing. Play his guitar. Work on cars. And geek out to his various “nerdoms”.

But when Willow turns up unexpectedly, he realizes maybe there is more in life he wants.

Her. 

One trip will change their lives forever.

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Those bitches were gonna die.

That was a horrible thing to say about my so-called ‘friends’—and I used the word friends loosely, because true friends wouldn’t ditch you the day of your scheduled road trip because they’d rather be sunbathing in the Hamptons.

The fucking Hamptons.

Ew.

I mean, how clichéd could you get.

This was why I hated rich people.

It also sucked that I was one of those rich people.

Well, I wasn’t, but my dad was.

So by extension so was I.

When you grew up with a rock star for a dad, cameras and eyes followed you everywhere. It was exhausting.

I couldn’t just be Willow.

I was Willow Wade.

The daughter of the famous drummer Maddox Wade.

People expected greatness from me.

I just wanted to graduate college without slitting my wrists.

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Micalea Smeltzer is a bestselling Young and New Adult author from Winchester, Virginia. She’s always working on her next book, and when she has spare time she loves to read and spend time with her family.

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