Friday, June 23, 2017

Release Blitz: The Knocked Up Plan by Lauren Blakely











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There are three little words most guys don't want to hear on the first date. Not those...I mean these... "knock me up."

This single gal has had enough of the games, the BS and the endless chase. I know what I want most, and it's not true love. It's a bun in the oven, and I'm not afraid to hit up my sex-on-a-stick co-worker to do the job. Ryder is gorgeous, witty and charming -- and he's also a notorious commitment-phobe. That makes him the perfect candidate to make a deposit in the bank of me.

I won't fall for him, he won't fall for me, and there's no way baby will make three.

Right?

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There are four words every guy wants to hear on the first date -- "your place or mine?"

When my hot-as-sin co-worker makes me a no-strings-attached offer that involves her place, my place, any place -- as well as any position -- I can't refuse. Besides, I've got my own reasons to take her up on her deal even with her one BIG condition.

There's no way I'll want more from one woman than any position, any where, any night? Except . . . what if I do?

Be prepared to swoon and fan yourself from the heat! This full-length standalone contains lots of hot baby-making s-e-x, happy tears, playful jokes and a hot, swoon worthy hero you will fall madly in love with. One-click now for pure reading enjoyment!





4 stars
Review by Lisa Kane

Lauren Blakely never fails to write stories that are laugh out loud funny with witty dialogue and steamy sex-she hit another one out of the ball park with Knocked Up Plan.

Nicole Powers is a successful radio host who engages her audience with her advice on everything having to do with sex. She’s smart and sensitive but can find humor in just about every situation. She’s all about making women feel good about themselves. She hasn’t found that one special person for herself yet. But she’s ready to have a child and isn’t going to wait around for Mr. Right. Especially seeing he hasn’t shown up in thirty years; she’s not going to wait another thirty.

“I’m just one of those girls who is better off going it alone. Maybe I’m too picky. Maybe I’m a hard ass. Maybe I’m simply too cynical about love.”

Ryder Lockhart works at the same radio station as Nicole. His show focuses more on advice to get guys laid. He was once the It Guy; the guy who had the perfect life of a successful career and the perfect marriage. And when his heart was shattered by his wife, he lost the successful career. Cynics do not dole out good advice on how to woe a woman, just how to get laid. He needs to clean up his act. 

“You’re supposed to be the Consummate Wingman, but lately you’re the dickhead in the locker room.”

Nicole and Ryder are attracted to one another-she wants to have a baby on her own; he wants no commitments. Two halves of a whole in the making here! But of course what sounds simple is going to get complicated.

Maybe being together can go right, if you trust yourself to try again.

The Knocked Up Plan is the perfect read to take you away from your troubles. There’s some mild angst, tons of laughs and likeable characters. Use your one click finger, start reading and enjoy! 

Ryder Lockhart loves his family, his dogs and spending time with good friends and good people.


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"A refreshing take on the baby trope, The Knocked Up Plan is as sweet as it is naughty. Blakely not only balloons Nicole and Ryder’s incredibly powerful chemistry to new heights with their steamy love scenes, but she also infuses sweet emotion into every single one of their interactions."

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“Wildly romantic! Incredibly sexy! Hilarious and sweet! The Knocked Up Plan HAD IT ALL! The PERFECT romance to kick your Summer into HIGH GEAR! Ryder and Nicole are Lauren Blakely's BEST CHARACTERS YET!”

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“The chemistry between Ryder and Nicole is COMBUSTIBLE!!! They are magic together.”

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About Lauren Blakely:

A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that's hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs. With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than eighty times, and she's sold more than 2 million books. In June she'll release THE KNOCKED UP PLAN, a standalone contemporary romance. To receive an email when Lauren releases a new book, sign up for her newsletter! laurenblakely.com/newsletter




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Blog Tour: Tycoon by Katy Evans

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Tycoon by Katy Evans
Publication Date: June 20th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance


Tycoon, an all-new standalone from Katy Evans is available now!!!


He wasn’t always this rich. This hot. This difficult.
Aaric Christos was a guy who protected me. Wanted me. Maybe even loved me.
That man is gone.
In his place is the most powerful real estate tycoon in the city.
He’s a cold, ruthless, aggressive businessman.
The only one who can save me and my startup from ruin.
It takes every ounce of courage to put my pride aside and ask for his help.
I didn’t expect him to offer it easily.
And he doesn’t.
Instead, he vets me harder than he’s vetted anyone.
Don’t invest in what you don’t know, he says.
He's assessing every piece of me, to the point I've never felt so bare.
I yearn for the boy I once knew, whose touch once craved me.
Putting it all on the line will be worth it, I tell myself.
Until I realize—too late—that some risks are not worth taking.


Tycoon Amazon4 stars
Review by Lisa Kane


Bryn Kelly needs capital if her dream is to come true. She's worked to hard and sacrificed too much to let it die. So she moved to New York City, has pounded on every door she could and now she's at the end of her rope-if she can just get a meeting with Aaric Christos she knows she can get him to invest in her proposal. He's come a long way from the guy in high school who was interested in her. Even back then he was in a league of his own. Mysterious, dangerous, forbidden. As much as she wanted to go out with him, the good girl in her wouldn't allow it. So he when he moved away, they lost touch. Twelve years later, he's the one every one wants to be with-the billionaire with the Midas touch.

Their first meeting doesn't go quite the way she planned.

"Because nothing good ever lasts. Even you, little bit."A smile touches those unforgettable gold-green eyes.
A shiver runs through me. Because...
Christos recognized me. 

Bryn can admit to herself it hurt to see him with his girlfriend Miranda Santorini. She's a beautiful Manhattan socialite. Her life is so different than the one that Christos lives. This isn't the life Bryn imagined she would be living. But bad things happen and sometimes it's almost impossible to move on.

I'm thirty year old and this December, I'll be thirty-one. I thought I'd be married and successful by this age. I'm neither. 

She doesn't hold out much hope for a second meeting, but then fate throws them together.

Christos' life revolves around work. He forced his mind to focus on making money and gaining power. He hasn't forgotten Bryn, but all those years since they've seen each other, were filled with painful things for both of them. He bares little resemblance to the person he once was.

Christos has his life planned out, and Bryn is a complication that could affect all those neat, tidy plans. Does he pursue those feelings for Bryn that never really left, or does he follow the path that he he set for himself?

"Because this is our second chance. Our last chance."

I have to admit that things were moving along nicely and then about the last quarter of the book, my stomach was flip flopping around so much from the angst I felt like I had a giant fish inside. I was getting whip lash from all the twists and I just wanted them to stop! My heart hurt, my eyes were wet and I just could not see how this was going to end well. But I kept reading....

There is a follow up with two other intriguing characters, and I am hoping that to get a little more insight into Christos and Bryn.

In the midst of all the what ifs, sometimes you need to make a choice. 

Excerpt:



I hop off the train and walk several walks to his building.

It’s a brownstone in Park Avenue, one of the most elite of the elite spaces in town.

My lungs feel a little bit overworked from awe as I head up the steps to the double doors, grateful that I came dressed to kill in a little black dress, a jacket, and pumps. Simple, but effective.

See, I may be feeling a little awkward, but at least I don’t look it.

I’m greeted by his maid. She’s dressed in black and white, her hair drawn back in a neat bun, her expression stoic and formal as she leads me down the hall to a gorgeous study.

I catch my breath when I notice all the books and shelves.

It’s like a reader’s paradise in here. There’s a sleek chrome bar, a modern mahogany glass-topped desk, and two huge whiskey-colored leather chairs that almost swallow me up when I’m instructed to wait in one.

I drum my fingers, inhaling the scent of leather and wine, remembering a guy I knew with his mechanic navy-blue uniform, black streaks on his jaw, his big nose always the first thing you’d see, which was a pity because he had beautiful eyes and a really sinful pair of lips.

He’s living in luxury now. Wow. Good for him.

I hear footsteps approaching and the little hair on my arms prick at attention. My head turns as a tall, dark figure steps into the room, and the most intimidating guy I’ve ever seen enters and crosses the room toward the desk. He walks like he’s the shit…his strides proud and composed, elegant and powerful.

Christos, I hear myself breathe in surprise.

He’s so tall now…six three, at least. Dirty-blonde hair, gold-green eyes, chiseled jaw, and a gorgeous profile.

All in black, he looks very much a New Yorker.

He’s wearing a black jacket, black pants, and a black turtleneck beneath the jacket...

I stare at him, my jaw hanging a little bit open. The man is….all man. Testosterone. Muscles. Height. Width. My chest hurts all of a sudden because I realize…

The boy you knew is gone.

I force myself to stand. “Thank you for seeing me.”

He heads to the bar to pour two drinks, then he prowls over, takes the whiskey leather chair across from mine and leans forward, pushing a glass of cognac with one finger across a small table, toward me.

And he waits.

In silence.

But my stomach dips as if he’d said something ultra-sexy and decadent.

“You might not remember me, I’m sorry to be reaching out like this,” I say, nervous.

“What do you want?”

There’s a pleasant shiver as he speaks. Recognition of his voice, even though it’s far deeper than I remember.

“I was told you sometimes invest in startups.”

“I’d say more than sometimes.” He raises his eyebrows as if I should’ve done my homework better.

Ugh, Bryn! Focus! Be SMART! Make yourself and your business irresistible! A silence settles as he eyes me, slowly setting his drink down as he leans forward and finally, unexpectedly, smiles. At me.

It’s just a smile.

But the world tilts under its impact.

“Hello, little bit.” Amusement touches his gaze as he tilts his head and watches me. “You know, I’d think you’d have grown up the ten-plus years since I last saw you. At least an inch.” He leans back in his seat, seemingly displeased. Wow, this guy is not the lanky kid I knew once. This guy oozes danger.

Every ounce of “boy” is gone. Oh God. For a moment I wish that we could go back in time and I could discuss my startup with the guy I knew before.

But time travel is not really my talent, and it seems like I have yet to see if I even have any special talents at all—depending on what this guy thinks.

“I grew two in width,” I shock myself saying.

He laughs then, his eyes drinking me in openly.

“Shame on you, you’re not trying to see if it’s true?” I ask him, frowning now.

He shrugs casually, his lips curved at the corners. “I can’t help it. Something has to have changed.”

“Why?”

“Because nothing good ever lasts. Even you, little bit.” A smile touches those unforgettable gold-green eyes.

A shiver runs through me. Because…

Christos recognized me.

“I can tell you’re as incorrigible as ever.” I shake my head, but I’m smiling, truly just relieved that he recognized me.

“I try to be,” he purrs dangerously.

I’m feeling warm all of a sudden. I can’t believe I’m staring at him so much, but it’s like I cannot take my eyes away. He looks achingly familiar, but at the same time, so different I cannot help but stare and track the differences in his features. The way his jaw squared out even more, the way his body filled out with hard, lean muscles that shift and ripple beneath his expensive designer clothes. I cannot believe that this is a guy I knew once.

He seems to silently be taking in my changes too, his keen stare allowing me to see that he seems to approve of it all. Even the dress I’m wearing. “You changed enough for the both of us,” I blurt.

“Really. How so?” he asks.

“You grew into your nose.”

“Really?” He chuckles as if despite himself.

“Width and height too. Quite a bit,” I add.

“Anything else,” he prods, one eyebrow rising.

“You learned how to dress.”

He looks down at his black suit. “This old thing?” He grins, then shifts forward, sobering up. “What can I do for you, Bryn? Considering I’m rather surprised to see you here, I’m eager for you to satiate my curiosity.” His stare becomes keen.

“So am I. I didn’t expect to be here,” I admit, and for a moment when I look into his eyes, all I see is someone I’ve seen before. Someone who belonged in my life long ago. “You know when you had that misplaced crush on me and told me one day I’d know what it felt like to throw pebbles at someone’s window wanting them to open? I’m sort of throwing rocks here.”

“Not to sing me a love song,” he says flatly, his eyes shuttering.

“No. Well, you know that was never....I mean...” Don’t bring up your rejection of him, Bryn! “It’s for something better. Business.”

“Go on.”

“I knew that’d get you.” I smile privately. “So it’s true your love is money now.”

“She gives back what I put in. Though her ass isn’t as juicy as I like,” he says nonchalantly.

“Wow. No matter how polished you look, your mouth is still as crude as ever.”

“Thank you,” he purrs, his eyes grinning at me.

I laugh. Then I sober up and realize he’s waiting for me to speak. “I’m looking for money for my startup,” I say.

“How much.”

“One hundred thousand.”

“I don’t invest less than a million.” He twirls his whiskey in his glass, eyeing the liquid.

“Well then, I’ll ask for a million.”

He raises his brows, setting his glass down. “It’s not how much you want to ask for, it’s how much the company’s worth.” Eyebrows up, he skewers me with a cold, intimidating look.

“It’ll be worth more than a million, trust me,” I bluff.

“Good for you. Except…” he leans back with a rustle of clothes, every athletic inch of his black-clad body flowing sinuously like a feline with the move, “considering that has yet to happen and I’ll need to trust you on that, my trust needs to be earned.”

This version of Christos is even more intimidating than the old one, unfortunately.

I try to hide it, keeping my voice as level as possible. “How does one earn your trust?”

“I’d tell you if I were interested, but I’m not exactly sure that I am.” He eyes me as if debating in silence.

This guy is the only guy in the world that unnerves me in this way, and I can’t seem to slow the fast pounding of my heart in my chest as I try to remember what I came here to say.

“I have a full presentation for you. I’m not taking no for an answer.” I reach into my briefcase.

“Darling. Are you ready?”

I start at the female voice and glance at a gorgeous woman striding into the study. Christos continues looking at me as he stands and reaches for the cell phone the woman extends out.

“We’re done here,” he answers her as he pockets the phone, his gaze remaining on me.

“I’ll wait for you in the car.” She leans up and kisses his jaw, her hands proprietary on his chest, then sends me a woman-to-woman claiming look, before she swishes away, all glittering jewels and lean body.

There’s a silence as he approaches, and for a second all I can hear is the sound of a toilet flushing, taking my only opportunity with a possible investor away.

“I’ll think about it,” he says.

“Christos.”

“I said I’ll think about it,” he says from the door.

“Please do,” I say as he exits the room. I cup the sides of my mouth, “I’ll be back tomorrow. Same time?” I say jokingly.

I’m surprised when I hear footsteps returning. He pauses when our eyes meet. “I’ll make contact,” he says, raising his eyebrows meaningfully, “If I’m interested in hearing more.” He nods. “Nice to see you, Bryn.”

“Nice to see you. Christos.”

Well, that went sort of awful.

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Katy Evans is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. Her debut REAL shot to the top of the bestselling lists in 2013 and since then 9 of her titles have been New York Times bestsellers. Her books have been translated into nearly a dozen languages across the world.



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Blog Tour: Scored by Marquita Valentine




Title: Scored
Author: Marquita Valentine
Publication Date: June 20th, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Scored, a sexy all-new STANDALONE from Marquita Valentine is available now!!!

Dallas Drake has a big salary and an even bigger…ego…and he’s not afraid to use either of them to his advantage. As infamous as he is attractive, Dallas has all the equipment necessary to bring home the win.

The first time I met him, I was in handcuffs.
The second, he saved me when I fell off a ladder.

Now? Now we’re working together to plan a charity event.

I may not be interested in what Dallas has to offer, but as the game goes on, I’m becoming more open to his passes.
Is he looking for the win, or just determined to score?




4 stars
Review by Trinette Dungee

There are certain authors where you don’t even need to read the synopsis; you just know you want to read the book. Considering I’ve read about 23 or Marquita’s 30-some books, I guess could say she’s one of those authors. Every once in a while you read one of the books and it doesn’t quite move you or grab you the way you expected it to….this is most definitely not the case with Scored. As a matter of fact, I think this might be my favorite Marquita Book!  And Dallas and Paige are my favorite Marquita couple.
Most woman fall all over themselves to get to know Dallas Drake and he’s never really had a problem with that, for the most part it comes with the territory of being one of the best tight ends in the NFL. This is not the case with Librarian Paige Owens, not only does she not know who he is but she’s falling all over herself to get away from him and that fact that he slipped her his phone number and she hasn’t made an attempt to contact him is refreshing but yet completely baffling to him. When the opportunity to work with Paige on his upcoming fundraiser and a bet with a teammate presents themselves Dallas jumps at the chance. He just hopes his interactions with Paige work in his favor. 
Paige Owens hasn’t had the best luck with men and when her encounter with Dallas Drake leaves her hot, bothered and very interested she’s more than a little hesitant to get to know him. Especially after she googles him and sees the lifestyle Dallas leads. That’s why she shocks not only Dallas but herself when she agrees to help him by pretend dating him to win his bet. While Paige has agreed to this charade she has a few stipulations, the main one being that Dallas can in no way reveal publicly dating her. She’s not willing to be ripped to shreds by his millions of adoring female fans and she most definitely does not want her sister, whose PR firm represents him to know. Dallas agrees and so begins the fake relationship, but soon the relationship is nowhere near fake and the two start a real romance but Paige still has her same stipulations.
Dallas is more than ready to make things public with Paige. He’s found someone truly genuine, she knows nothing about sports, she sees him for who he is not the personality or celebrity. He moves mountains to show how interested he is in her. First the time in his life he’s with a woman that makes him think about the future and settling down. But Paige is digging in her heals and not without reason, she’s been cheated on, lied to and she watch her mom chase one man to the next trying to obtain that dream lifestyle. So to say she a little fearful of relationships is putting it mildly, especially considering she is nothing like the women Dallas is known for dating. She could easily see herself falling for him but she can’t see someone like her holding his attention for long. 
I loved the characters in this book, the humor, the banter, and the connection was amazing from the start. What I loved most about the Dallas and Paige was neither turned out to be what I initially thought of them. While Dallas was a bit cocky he was also open about his feelings, nothing was hidden with him when it came to Paige. He pretty much put it his heart out there immediately. Although the perception of Paige was that stereotypical “quiet as a church mouse” Librarian, she was anything but. She was sexy, sassy and bold. As with any romance story there are ups and downs but it wasn’t drawn out in the book. In this storyline, the characters were truly getting to know each other, like each other and falling in love with each other. The drama was minimal and the laughter and fun was abundant. I laughed quite often in this book. And Dallas grand jester was amazing. 
The only thing that didn’t work for me in this book was mention of snakes. I hate those things and quite often when Paige encountered something unpleasant, that was the comparison…so I’m assuming she hates them too. The other thing was the “P” word. It’s just one of those words that I hate so every time I read it, I cringe. Those were my biggest complaints, which in turn are minimal.


So four stars for Marquita; and a great beach read for this summer.




Excerpt:

The one good piece of advice my mom gave me concerning men is that their egos are huge yet fragile and it takes the delicate, yet strong touch of a woman to handle them.
Leave it to a man I know only by reputation to drive that point home.
Dallas sits in my office, an ice pack on his lip and the back of his head. To be nice, and since it was my fault he’s in pain in the first place, I’m holding the one on his head, so he can have at least one hand free.
“Sorry,” I say for what has to be the tenth time in the past twenty minutes. “I didn’t get to explain myself before, but I wasn’t laughing at you…well, it was at you, but not your pain. Pain is not funny. When I fell out of a tree and broke my wrist at the growth plate, I laughed the whole way there because that’s the only way I could deal with the pain. Finley didn’t order to me stop either.”
Dallas glances at me, his normally warm eyes icy. “Not sure how that helps.”
“Hopefully, it lets you know that I’m not laughing all willy-nilly.”
Willy-nilly,” he mutters. “Who says willy-nilly?”
“I do, and to be honest, you’re not that soft. It actually hurt to fall on you.”
He arches a brow. “You weren’t exactly a pile of feathers.”
“Yeah… that’s not helping either.” I take the ice pack away and gently inspect the back of his head. “There’s a tiny,” he hisses, “bump here, but um, I’m sure if you go to the doctor that you’ll get fixed up in time for your next game.”
“You do realize that if I have a concussion, I can’t play this week.”
Slowly, I shake my head. “I didn’t know that.” Now I feel even worse for freaking out when I fell off the ladder. The dang thing is only three feet off the ground. I wasn’t falling to my death or into a pit of snakes.
I shiver.
Pushing away the thoughts of snakes and pits, I focus on Dallas. Although, I plan on making it up to him, I do need to say something about his sneaky ways.
“This could have been avoided altogether if you hadn’t sneaked up on me.”
His jaw works. “I spoke to let you know I was there, so I wasn’t sneaking up on you.”
This time, I’m the one arching a brow. “Next time, do you mind waiting until you’re standing on the ladder with me, or I don’t know… wait until I’m done with said ladder before scaring me to death?”
Dallas tosses the ice pack on my desk. “I guess you have a point.”
He’s agreeing with me? From my Google snooping, or Snoogling as I like to call it, everything about Dallas screams he is a cocky, confident man who has been known to argue with a referee a time or two. Then again, according to the article I read, Dallas argued with the ref over not throwing a flag for unnecessary roughness due to player being tackled after the whistle was blown. That kind of behavior, the other player’s, I mean, is considered very poor sportsmanship and worth some sort of penalization.
So maybe he was right to argue… and maybe I’m wrong to assume the worst about him. Even Finley says he’s not that bad, which for her is practically an endorsement.
But not for us to date—I’m not that stupid.
Or am I…?
“Is there any way I can make it up to you?” I ask. Yes, that is a hopeful tone in my voice. I do want to go out with him, try something new, and see what happens. Besides, it’s not like he’s going to ask me out again. That ship has sailed based on his grumpiness.
“Have drinks with me tonight at 451,” he says.
The ice pack I’m holding plops onto his head, and he grunts. “Sorry. Dang it.” I grab the pack and toss it onto my desk, where it slides precariously close to the edge. “Yes, I’d love to have drinks with you. My treat, of course, since I’m the cause of your injury and… you can send me any outstanding bills.”
“Why would I do that? You didn’t make me try to save you, and I sure as hell could have finessed my approach better.”
“Drinks only, then?”
“Appetizers, too. My treat.” His infamous grin curves his lips. “Don’t want you to think I’m trying to take advantage of you due to an empty stomach.”
So smooth. I eye him. “You might want to get your head looked at first because I’m pretty sure that alcohol and concussions don’t play nice together.”
He salutes me. “Will do.”
I fist my hands on my hips. “Did you come by here to see me, or to see the event space?”
He bites the unbruised side of his lip. “Would it bother you if I said both?”
My stomach flips at his answer. “No. I like honesty.”
“Then you’re going to love this,” he says with a serious look in his eyes that is in direct opposition of his tone, “because I need you to help me win a bet so a fellow teammate can get some mentoring.”
Intrigued, I reach across my desk and drag my office chair around. The floor is smooth and the feet have wheels, so it’s relative easy to do. Plus, I’m pretty sure Dallas is checking out my butt right now and I kind of like it.
Plopping down, I cross my legs and lean forward. “Tell me more.”
“You might not like it,” he warns.
“Do we have to kill anyone?”
His brows shoot up to his hairline. “No, but it’s kind of scary and insulting that you’d go there first.”
“Had to be asked.” I shrug.


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Marquita Valentine is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the Holland Springs and Boys of the South series.

Since first taking the plunge in July of 2012 to self publish, Marquita Valentine has appeared on the Top 100 Bestselling Ebooks Lists on iBooks, Amazon Kindle, and Barnes&Noble. She's been called "one of the best new voices in romance" (Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews) and her books have been accused of being "a sexy, fun, and slightly addicting contemporary read" (The Book Queen).

When she's not writing sexy heroes who adore their sassy heroines, she enjoys shopping, reading, and spending time with her family and friends. Married to her high school sweetheart, Marquita lives in a seriously small town in the south with her husband, two kids, and a dog.

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Blog Tour: Fire in the Stars by Nikki Groom




Book: Fire in the Stars (Steel Souls#2)

Author: Nikki Groom

Genre: MC/Dark Contemporary Romance 

Release Date: 19th June



Synopsis

This is Book 2 in the Steel Souls series. 
The series DOES need to be read in order!

When Sadie Foster’s world collided with Ramsey Dalton, she never expected to find herself in the middle of a vicious war between two motorcycle clubs. Caught in a web of secrets and lies, Sadie begins to question everything about herself, and her life.

Ramsey is struggling to keep it together. With the conflict between the Steel Souls and The White Wolves coming to a head, Sadie’s life isn’t the only one at risk. Pulled in all directions, Ramsey is torn between his feelings for Sadie, and his ability to keep everyone he cares about safe from harm.

Uncovering a new reality at every turn, Ramsey and Sadie are pushed to their very limits and forced to evaluate everything they know to be true. But things are not always as they seem. And knowing who to trust can mean the difference between life and death.

There’s no denying the chemistry between them, and it seems their paths were always destined to cross. But is their connection strong enough to withstand the storm?
Because the reality is, there’s no war without passion, and no love without loss…


4.5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes


I could not wait for this one.  I needed to know how this one would end.  There were people that I was unsure of, people that I loved and needed to know they would be ok.  Nikki Groom did not disappoint.

Fire in the Stars picks up exactly where the first book left off..  Sadie and Ruck are missing and JJ has just told Ramsey something that completely shocked him.  While they decide to put the shocking news on the back burner for now, their main focus right now is finding Sadie and Ruck, hoping that they are not too late. 

While this is Sadie and Ramsey’s story I think there is so much more to this story than that.  It deals with the issues that the MC is facing right now.  A reunion between father and daughter, friendships forming between the girls, all wrapped around a love story between two people who have tragic pasts tht have left the broken. 

I loved Sadie and Ramsey together.  He is tough as nails, controlling and can be a complete alpha male.  But when it comes to his girl there are times when he just makes you melt with his kindness, probably because he becomes putty in Sadie’s hands.  They were cute together with their flirty banter but my god they were so sexy together.  I loved everything about them. 

Sadie is a bad ass chick who I loved.  She has always been independent and while she may now be someone’s old lady, she has no intention of losing herself and becoming someone that she is not. 


Nikki Groom did an amazing job with this sequel. She had me on the edge of my seat wondering what would happen next.  There were people who I was not sure I could trust, and had my theories and suspicions.  Ms. Groom shocked us with twists and turns that I did not see coming.  There was drama and angst, moments that were dark and raw and moments that will both hurt your heart and melt it.  I loved this series and hope that this is not the end of this series. 



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Meet The Author

Nikki Groom is a hopeless romantic, lover of all things happily ever after and firm believer that love makes the world go around.

In her spare time, you will find Nikki laughing with her very treasured family, walking with her beloved dog in the hundred acre wood or curled up in a cosy corner with words and wine.

She lives in East Sussex with her husband and two children. Having turned her hand to many things over the years, Nikki is now proud to add ‘author’ to that list.

Having always been a dreamer, Nikki’s imagination stretches far and wide, which enables her to get lost in faraway places and imaginary people.

Nikki loves to chat, especially about books! You can find her here…





Other Books in the Series

Spark in the Ashes (Steel Souls #1)




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