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Release Blitz with Review: This is Crazy (This Is #1) by Natasha Madison

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

Zara Stone

All my life, I’ve said I will never date a hockey player. I know better because I’ve seen and lived it all. My father is a hockey god, my brother is the captain of the most successful NHL team in the world, and my brother-in-law also plays in the league. Their lives are complicated, so I went in the opposite direction.
I fell in love with a scholar. But instead of proposing marriage, he broke up with me.
Three months later, I saw his engagement picture on Instagram. I couldn’t let him get away with that. No, it didn’t matter what, I was going to make that man see that I did not need him.

Evan Richards
I was in the running to pass my point record from last year, ready to claim the number one spot in the league. On top of my game, I was riding my career high wave.
Then, Hockey’s Princess, Zara Stone tweeted me. She wanted me to crash her ex’s wedding.
The worst that could happen? A PR nightmare. The best? A fun night with a beautiful woman.
It started out as a game—something I’m good at. Her crazy idea twisted into something I wasn’t looking for, something neither of us wanted.

When push comes to shove, one thing runs through my mind:
This is Crazy. Also, this is crazy right.

 
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MY REVIEW

“It’s a dangerous place.” “What is?” “Your eyes” ” I can get lost in your eyes.”

“I look into her eyes, and I swear it’s more dangerous than swimming in shark infested waters.”

“The house could fall down around us, the dogs could eat the couch,  and the world could come to an end, but the only thing I’ll be doing is kissing you.”

Who would have thought a simple text message that started off as a joke, would turn both Zara and Evan’s world upside down???

This is Crazy is a spin off of the Something So Series, but can totally be read and enjoyed as a standalone novel. This is Crazy follows the story of Zara & Evan. Zara thought she met the man of her dreams. They seemed headed for a bright future, but instead of getting engaged, Zara finds herself dumped. Zara is devastated and can’t believe the direction her life has taken. Three months later, her world will be tipped on its axis once again. Thanks to a post on Instagram, she finds out that her ex is engaged. That one post set Zara’s life in a direction she never saw coming…..

This is Crazy is the kind of story that just hooks you instantly. The characters are fun and super entertaining. I loved getting to know Zara and her twin sister Zoe. Their connection and banter was a joy to see in action. I loved the way they just got one another and always had each other’s back, no matter what.

And then we have sweet Evan. Evan is a force to be reckoned with. He’s on top of his game and could have anyone he wanted. So, when Zara sends out her tweet, he couldn’t help but take her up on it. It should be just fun and games, but the chemistry between these two quickly turned this game into something more. I loved seeing Evan pursue Zara. Even though their story started off with an insta-love vibe, Evan was the perfect gentleman and wasn’t afraid to woo Zara. Evan was the absolute perfect blend of sweet, alpha and man. Zara didn’t stand a chance and had no choice but to just go along for the ride.

This is Crazy was a fun read from beginning to end. I loved all the hockey moments that made this story more than just a romance. I loved getting to spend time with Zara & Evan’s families. They were good people who made me laugh, but had their kids backs when it was needed the most.

This is Crazy is swoon worthy and sweet with just the right amount of sexiness. I loved the chemistry and tension between Evan & Zara. I couldn’t get enough of the dirty talk, sexy times and moments that just made me sigh. Yes, there was some drama. But, the drama that was there was perfectly placed and was just what the story needed.

Overall, I found this book to be a really enjoyable read. I couldn’t help but fall in love with the characters and the plot. I enjoyed getting lost in Zara & Evan and couldn’t help but devour their story. The ending was just right and the epilogue sets up the next story in this series perfectly. I for one can not wait to see what this series will have in store for us next!

*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
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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…
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Cover Reveal: Luca by Brenda Rothert

Today we are sharing the cover reveal of LUCA by Brenda Rothert. This is a contemporary romance, standalone that will be releasing on April 23rd. It is the second title in the Chicago Blaze hockey romance series. Pre-order your copy now for only $2.99!

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Luca by Brenda Rothert

Releasing April 23

Chicago Blaze, #2

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Book Blurb:

Abby

I only have one love now—the home furnishings business I’m building into an empire. Maybe money and success can’t love me back, but they keep what’s left of my heart safe. One-night stands are my way of scratching the occasional itch I get for something more. And no one’s better for that than a sexy as sin hockey player I’ll never see again after one very hot night together.

Luca

I used to love two things: hockey and women. But now my nieces and nephew are my top priority, because I’m raising them after tragedy stole their parents. Somehow I balance single parenthood and my career as a forward for the Chicago Blaze. There’s no time for women, until I get knocked on my ass by Abby Daniels. She’s everything I’ve ever wanted, but her devastating past may end us before we even get started.

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, chocolate, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.

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Review: The Risk (Briar U #2) by Elle Kennedy

A sexy standalone novel from New York Times and international bestselling author Elle Kennedy. THE RISK takes you back to the world of hot hockey players, feisty heroines, bro banter, and steamy scenes… 

Everyone says I’m a bad girl. They’re only partly right—I don’t let fear rule me, and I certainly don’t care what people think. But I draw the line at sleeping with the enemy. As the daughter of Briar’s head hockey coach, I’d be vilified if I hooked up with a player from a rival team.

And that’s who Jake Connelly is. Harvard’s star forward is arrogant, annoying, and too attractive for his own good. But fate is cruel—I require his help to secure a much-coveted internship, and the sexy jerk isn’t making it easy for me.

I need Connelly to be my fake boyfriend.

For every fake date…he wants a real one.

Which means this bad girl is in big trouble. Nothing good can come from sneaking around with Jake Connelly. My father would kill me, my friends will revolt, and my post-college career is on the line. But while it’s getting harder and harder to resist Jake’s oozing sex appeal and cocky grin, I refuse to fall for him.

That’s the one risk I’m not willing to take.

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MY REVIEW

What can I say?! This book was a lot of fun. Ever since I finished The Chase, I’ve been dying to get my hands on the next Briar U story and man was it worth the wait. This book hit all the marks that I was looking for in a sports romance. We’ve got hotter than hot hockey players, amazing chemistry, a fun story-line filled with lots of heart and characters that just leave you begging for more. The Risk was all that and a bag of chips and was totally worth waiting for.

The Risk is the second book in the Briar U Series and it follows the story of Brenna and Jake. Brenna is one tough chick–damsel in distress she is not. Not only is Brenna a force to be reckoned with but she knows her hockey and she is hot stuff. Brenna is far from perfect, but has worked hard to make positive changes in her life. The last thing Brenna needs is Jake messing up her life and telling her what to do….Jake plays for the rival hockey team and let me tell you, he is all of that and then some. He’s arrogant and has ever right to be that way. And while Brenna can’t stand Jake, fate has other plans for these two. They are constantly put in each others paths and their chemistry is off the charts, undeniable. For the first time, Jake wants more than the status quo, if only he can get Brenna on board. The road to happily ever after for Brenna and Jake won’t be an easy one. Loyalties will be tested and the stakes will be higher than ever. If you want to see how Jake & Brenna’s story plays out, grab your copy of The Risk today!

Bottom line, The Risk was a ton of fun. The characters hooked me instantly and I’ve gotta say, I really enjoyed watching their story play out. I loved that their schools were rivals, so it added a bit of a forbidden flare to it. I loved the give and take between Brenna & Jake. Their chemistry was scorching hot and their banter was a total riot. I never knew what they were gonna say or what was going to happen next between these two. I loved that they kept me on my toes and that their relationship held such a realness to it. Both characters having to take a risk on one another. Whether it be because of a painful past or because they weren’t ready for the distractions a real relationship would bring. I loved watching these two go through the motions, watching them fall in love and fall apart, watching them decide if what they had was worth the risk or if it was time to let go. The Risk put my emotions through the ringer and I loved every single second of it. It had just the right amount of angst, drama, sexy good times and humor.

If you’re looking for a fun and sexy sports romance that’s filled with a lot of heart, then look no further. Give The Risk a try. I hope you’ll fall in love with these characters and their story just as I have.

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

Release Blitz: Legend by Sawyer Bennett

Legend (Arizona Vengeance, Book #3)
Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: February 5, 2019

Synopsis:
The Arizona Vengeance is hockey’s hottest new team. But hockey’s hottest goalie is learning that even the best players sometimes need an assist.

Everything is clicking for the Vengeance. We may be new, but we’re well on our way to winning the championship, and I’m having the time of my life headlining the sports media as the hottest goalie—hell, player—ever. I for one am going to live up to my name . . . because I am Legend Bay.

Dragging my ass home from the gym, I’m blinded by some gaudy, glowing holiday lights. As usual, my hot-as-hell neighbor Pepper Nantais has gone way over the top. But just as I’m about to tell her off, something else catches my eye . . . Seems like Santa left me a present, and not one I was expecting.

As life takes an unexpected turn, I realize that there’s much more to Pepper than meets the eye. Sure, she’s gorgeous. And exasperating. And her taste in decorating may be a bit . . . unique.

But beneath her carefree demeanor is a fierce determination and a heart of gold. And before I know it I’ve fallen for her. Hard . . .

Pepper is exactly the woman I never knew I needed.

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About the Author:
Since the release of her debut contemporary romance novel, Off Sides, in January 2013, Sawyer Bennett has released multiple books, many of which have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestseller lists.

A reformed trial lawyer from North Carolina, Sawyer uses real life experience to create relatable, sexy stories that appeal to a wide array of readers. From new adult to erotic contemporary romance, Sawyer writes something for just about everyone.

Sawyer likes her Bloody Marys strong, her martinis dirty, and her heroes a combination of the two. When not bringing fictional romance to life, Sawyer is a chauffeur, stylist, chef, maid, and personal assistant to a very active daughter, as well as full-time servant to her adorably naughty dogs. She believes in the good of others, and that a bad day can be cured with a great work-out, cake, or even better, both.

Sawyer also writes general and women’s fiction under the pen name S. Bennett and sweet romance under the name Juliette Poe.

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Cover Reveal: SUPERNOVA by Anne Leigh

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SUPERNOVA by Author Anne Leigh release September 27!

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Cover Designer: Pink Ink Designs

If football was a religion, then the stadium would be my church and the ball, my God.

My name is Scott Strauss.

Heisman winner and number one in the NFL draft.

I lived and breathed football until the only girl I’ve ever loved stomped on my heart and replaced me with a rugby star.

They say you don’t realize what you’ve got until it’s gone.

I realized it, boy did I, but it was too late.

Now she’s living her happily ever after and I’m here busy becoming king of the gridiron.

UNTIL one day, I’m knocked off my feet again.

But this time, I don’t know if I want to stand up.

There’s this woman who’s smart, carefree, and beautiful. Our personalities clash but the fire in her eyes matches mine.

Her name is Bridgette Cordello.

And she’s the only sister of the man my first love left me for.

*This is a standalone sports romance novel*

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

“I write because I love it and for no other reason. The minute I stop enjoying it will be the exact moment I will stop writing.”

Anne Leigh is a 30-something-year-old who refuses to let the calendar dictate her age. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Master’s degree in Nursing. She likes to write about strong women and equally strong guys who grapple with their emotions when faced with something as intangible as love.

She did not think of publishing her stories and when she finally did, she’s truly appreciative of EVERY SINGLE person who found the time to let her characters become parts of their world.

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Throw Back Thursday……The Deal (Off-Campus #1) by Elle Kennedy

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“She tries to take a step down the hall, but I tug on her hand and kiss her again, and this time it’s not a peck. I kiss her hard, losing myself in her taste and her heat and every damn thing about her. I never expected her. Sometimes people sneak up on you and suddenly you don’t know you ever lived without them.” 

“As you wish.” “Did you really just Princess Bride me?” “Did you really just use Princess Bride as a verb?” 

“How did I go so long without noticing you, damn it? Why did it take seeing a stupid A on your midterm to make me notice?” He sounds so genuinely upset that I scoot closer and kiss him. “It doesn’t matter. You know me now.” “I do,” he says fiercely.” 

“Unbelievable. Every girl at this college would cut her frickin’ arm off to help me out. But this one? Runs away like I just asked her to murder a cat so we could sacrifice it to Satan.” 

“Baby, I could watch you watching paint dry, and I still wouldn’t be bored.” Garrett Graham, my own personal sweet-talker.”

She’s about to make a deal with the college bad boy…

Hannah Wells has finally found someone who turns her on. But while she might be confident in every other area of her life, she’s carting around a full set of baggage when it comes to sex and seduction. If she wants to get her crush’s attention, she’ll have to step out of her comfort zone and make him take notice…even if it means tutoring the annoying, childish, cockycaptain of the hockey team in exchange for a pretend date.

…and it’s going to be oh so good

All Garrett Graham has ever wanted is to play professional hockey after graduation, but his plummeting GPA is threatening everything he’s worked so hard for. If helping a sarcastic brunette make another guy jealous will help him secure his position on the team, he’s all for it. But when one unexpected kiss leads to the wildest sex of both their lives, it doesn’t take long for Garrett to realize that pretend isn’t going to cut it. Now he just has to convince Hannah that the man she wants looks a lot like him.

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Release Blitz: Surrender by Amy Daws

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Title: Surrender
The Final Harris Brother Duet #1
Series: The Harris Brothers #4
Author: Amy Daws
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: July 19, 2018
Blurb
One night of complete surrender is all it takes. 

Gareth Harris is Manchester United’s reclusive star defender. He has control over all aspects of his life. But a lifetime of supporting his siblings and filling in for an emotionally absent father has taken its toll.

Sloan Montgomery is a clothing stylist whose world was turned upside down when she found herself pregnant and moving to Manchester with a man who was never supposed to be her forever. Now recently divorced and struggling with shared custody of her daughter, control is a fleeting concept for this American living in England.

Both Gareth and Sloan are in need of a release.

A moment in time where they can forget about their pasts and family pressures…and just…

…surrender.

No one could predict what happens when both of their defences are down.

Surrender is part one of The Final Harris Brother Duet and concludes with Dominate. The Final Harris Brother Duet reads great as a duo, but to maximize enjoyment, check out the first three brothers’ books in Challenge, Endurance, and Keeper.  

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Releasing August 2, 2018
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Author Bio
Amy Daws is an Amazon Top 25 bestselling author of sexy, contemporary romance novels. She enjoys writing love stories that take place in America, as well as across the pond in England; especially about those footy-playing Harris Brothers of hers. When Amy is not writing in a tire shop waiting room, she’s watching Gilmore Girls, or singing karaoke in the living room with her daughter while Daddy smiles awkwardly from a distance. For more of Amy’s work, visit: http://www.amydawsauthor.com
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