Thursday, July 18, 2019

Review: The Night We Met by Beth Rinyu






I’ve always been three things: Loving daughter, devoted sister, and cynical romantic. Okay, maybe not always the last one, that didn’t happen until my ex-boyfriend cheated on me, and not with just anyone…my best friend.

One year later, and I’m over relationships, only interested in the occasional one-night stand. I don’t fall in love with them, and I don’t expect them to fall in love with me. I won’t be waiting around for their call or stalking their social media—until I discover that one of my little trysts indirectly holds my family’s fate in his hands. So, with a little convincing from my older and much wiser sister, I break my own rules for the sake of my family.

He’s the exact opposite of me: Serious, detached and arrogant. Did I mention that he looks like he should be on a billboard for a cologne ad in the middle of Times Square, or the sexy way he botches up my name in his German accent? Well, he does…but I refuse to relent, remaining committed to my plan. Strictly business, no emotions involved, and nobody will get hurt…until nobody turns into somebody I find myself needing more than I ever thought possible.

What do you do when a one-night stand turns into so much more than you bargained for? And how do you stop one lie that’s getting bigger each time you’re with him from caving everything in around you? I know in the end someone is going to get hurt, but I’m powerless to stop it. And for him…I think I may be willing to have my heart broken all over again.



5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes


Beth is one of my go to authors.  I don’t need to rad the blurb to know whether or not I am going to read it.  If she writes it, I am reading it.  She never disappoints.  I have read every single one of her books.  Each one different and unique I their own way, and I have loved them all.  My favorite character of her is from the first book that I read of hers.  Dailan O’Maley will almost be my number one.  So when Beth told me that Lukas reminds her of my love, I could not wait to get my hands on this book.  And she was not wrong.  Lukas is a broody, complicated alpha male who I loved.  

Emme and Lukas had one amazing night together.  She is trying to move on from her past and the ex who cheated on her with her best friend. He has his walls up so high that t will d=be difficult for anyone to knock them down.  Their night together was supposed to be just that, one night. Until Emme finds out that he is her sister’s boss and her job more or less is in his hands.  That’s when her sister comes up with a plan, one that Emme is reluctant to go slong with, but knows she needs to do this for her sister.  What happens when a one-night stand becomes more? When walls are broken down and secrets are being kept?  When the lies come to the surface, will Emme and Lukas’ relationship be able to survive it all?

I loved watching their relationship develop.  Slowly Lukas’ walls came down and I loved to see how they fell for each other.  In a way I think they both held each other heal. He is broody and angry and so complicated but I loved him.  I loved Emme and felt for her as well.  I felt like she was there for her sister but was so conflicted with what was going on. Her feeling for Lukas becoming real and so much more than she expected.  I felt the connection that they and just waited for that moment when things would become even more complicated.  And when that moment does come, you will not be disappointed. Sometimes you wait for the climax of the book, whether you know it’s coming or not.  And when it does come, it was sort of anti-climatic.  But don’t worry, Beth Rinyu once again delivers!!

As always once I started reading I could not put this book down.  Ms. Rinyu knows how to draw you in, make you love her characters, and fell like you are on pins and needles, waiting for the other shoe to drop, knowing that when it does it will be emotional.  Once again she has proven why I love her writing.  She is an amazingly talented author whose words always manage to touch me in some way.  When I read her books, I am left with a book hangover and characters that I will not forget. And The Night We Met is no different. I cannot wait for the next one.  





Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Blog Tour: Dating Roulette by D. Kelly


We are thrilled to be bringing you the release of DATING ROULETTE by D. Kelly. DATING ROULETTE is a fun and flirty new friends to lovers romance you don't want to miss–be sure to grab your copy today!


About DATING ROULETTE

Bexley
Seven Dates.
Seven chances to win my heart.
It’s not hard –
Don’t put ketchup on your eggs.
Don’t wear tasseled loafers.
For the love of all that’s Holy, don’t ogle the waitress.
See? Simple…
Yet no one can get it right.
Tristan
Dating Roulette.
It’s Bexley’s game.
Correction – it’s her life.
A constant rotation of dates.
You might get one; you might get seven.
No one has ever gotten to eight.
There’s only one rule –
Don’t commit a dating sin.
I’ve watched for years and bided my time.
Now, it’s my turn to play.




4.5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

D. Kelly has done it again.  There is not one book of hers that I have read and not loved.  Her books just get me every time.  And Dating Roulette was no different.  A friends to lovers romance that will melt your heart!!

Tristan and Bexley have been best friends since high school.  We see the moment when they became best friends and then the story takes place more than 10 years later as the two of them are working full time and sharing an apartment.  They have both dated other people over the years, but when it comes to Bex's dating, things are a little different than normal. Trista describes it as dating roulette.  No one has made it past the 7th date, and the reasons for that are always something that most people wouldn't be bothered with.   She's looking for the perfect man, the perfect fairy tale love story, but hr nit picking is what's holding her back.  Well maybe that's not really true.  She may think that but I think its the feelings for her best friend, the ones that sh has yet to admit to herself.

When Tristan realizes that he wants to be the guy to make it past date seven, and wants to be more than just best friends, he asks her out on a date, making himself very clear how he wants things to go.  Bexley agrees to date him, knowing herself that there is so much more to their friendship.  Two bst friends crossing that line of friendship can either be the greatest love story or a complete disaster.  Which way will this go for Tristan and Bexley?

I loved this book for so many reasons, but I think that me love begins with the two main characters.  From the moment that Tristan and Bexley met you knew they were meant to be so much more than friends.  It was a brief glimpse of how they met, but you just knew because you felt it.  I loved the little moments in this book, likeTristan doing his best to give Bexley the best dating experiences that she has ever had.  Or the moments when Bex writes down her thoughts after each date. Everything about the two of them together will just win your heart.  They are adorable together, sweet and sexy and so perfect.  There auras and downs and obstacles that they will need to face, but they are both in their feelings and determined to make it work.

D. Kelly knows how to capture her readers from the start.  She sucks you in, in a way that you never want to let go of these characters.  This was a beautiful friends to lovers romance that I loved.




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D. Kelly, author of The Acceptance Series, The Illusion Series, and standalone companion novels Chasing Cassidy and Sharing Rylee, was born and raised in Southern California. She’s a wife, mom, dog lover, taxi, problem fixer, and extreme multi-tasker. She married her high school sweetheart and is her kids’ biggest fan.

Kelly has been writing since she was young and took joy in spinning stories to her childhood friends. Margaritas and sarcasm make her smile, she loves the beach but hates the sand, and she believes Starbucks makes any day better.

A contemporary romance writer, D. Kelly’s stories revolve around friendship and the bond it creates, strengthening the love of the people who share it.

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Friday, July 12, 2019

Blog Tour: Just Love by Prescott Lane

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Just Love by Prescott Lane
Release Date: July 9, 2019
Just Love, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by Prescott Lane.
There’s two sides to every love story. The how you fell in love, and the how you fell apart.
This is ours.
The cardinal rule of friendship is you don’t mess with your friend’s sister.
That goes double when she’s his little sister.
It was just supposed to be fun.
She wasn’t supposed to end up being the love of my life.
And I definitely wasn’t supposed to break her heart.
Ainsley is a wedding dress designer. That should’ve been a warning that she’s a hopeless romantic. That should’ve clued me in that she believes love conquers all.
But there are some things that love can’t fix. I’m one of them.
She thinks love is the answer.
But love is the reason I let her go.
A stand-alone, contemporary romance.






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5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

I have read just about all of Prescott Lane's books and loved them all.  There are books of hers that make you laugh some that take you on an emotional ride, some that break your heart, and while they may all be different in their own way, her stories aways manage to capture you from the very beginning.  Just Love is a little different, I think both from what I have read and what Ms. Lane has written.  And I mean that in a really good way.  You still feel all the feels and are sucked in from the very beginning.  It took me on an emotional ride from start to finish and I loved every second of it.  
This is a second chance romance of sorts.  I only say that because honestly I think there is so much more to this story than that.  Just Love starts in the present with Rhett's thoughts.  We find out that him and Ainsley, the love of his life, are no longer together.  All we know is that he pushed her away but we don't know why.  Something tore them part and I couldn't wait to find out.  

Ms. Lane then takes us on a journey back to the past to see how their love story began.  How Rhett came to fall in love with his best friend's sister.  Seeing the two of them go from friends to lovers was beautiful to watch but you knew that something ultimately broke them apart, and the entire time you are trying to guess what it was.  The story goes back and forth from past to present, never once feeling lost along the way.  It flowed perfectly and you could in some ways see the connection between the past part of the story to the present.  I am not sure if that a makes sense but when you read the book it will.

At some point in the story you do find out what happens and it will break your heart.  It was not what I expected.  As I watched their love story unfold it broke my heart to know that they weren't together, but I think knowing the truth broke me even more.  Seeing the two of them coping with the aftermath of their break-up, dealing with seeing each other for the first time in over a year.  And most importantly trying to find their way back to each other was just as beautiful to watch as their blossoming love.  It was a hard road back to each other, one filled with a lot of pain, but in the end it is all worth it because your heart will be pieced perfectly together again.  For me the moment when Rhett finally opens up, the moment you see that he is truly all in, heart and soul was everything!!  It was such a special moment, including what happened next.  It was absolutely perfect.  

At the end of this book Ms. Lane writes about her experience in writing this book and her thoughts on it.  I just want to say how much I applaud her for writing this book and how perfectly written it was.  It flowed flawlessly, and everything about this book felt real.  When I review a book I usually go into more detail about the plot and the characters and my feelings on both.  But this book doesn't need a recap at all.  It is one of those books that you just need to go in blind and savor every moment, every word and just feel every emotion.  Trust me, you will thank me in the end.  A beautiful love story!!!


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Excerpt:
I knew the kind of guy Rhett was. I knew serious wasn’t his thing. I knew using the word love usually sent him running for the hills. I knew it, and I did it anyway.

But he wasn’t that guy with me. He and I were different. I know he loved me.

I’ve loved that man since I was fifteen years old. How could I not? Forget the abs, the tan skin, those pale, sexy blue eyes. Forget the fact that his voice sends shivers down my spine. The first time we kissed, I felt my whole world shatter and fall into place at the same time.

I tried to pretend to be “that” girl. The kind that can kiss a guy just for fun, screw a man and not imagine a life with him. I tried. I failed. The hopeless romantic in me wasn’t having it.

My heart should’ve known better — but my heart was no match for Rhett Bennett.

When Rhett and I fell apart, I broke up with social media. I have to say, that breakup was a lot easier. No hashtags, no emojis, no memes to post. Some people use social media as their therapist. I’ve seen people post play-by-plays of their divorce, or explain every detail of their latest illness or drama. I probably could’ve attracted a lot more followers if I chronicled the demise of our relationship. It’s the stuff of soap operas.

But instead, I broke it off with Facebook, banned Instagram, and boycotted Twitter.

Today, Facebook and I are having one last romp. Relationship status update: Single.

That’s it. That one little change. I have to start somewhere. Skye’s right about that.

The one part of being single I have embraced is the diet. The single woman diet consists of basically any breakfast food for dinner, coffee, and alcohol. I’ve gotten so good at it, I no longer need a grocery cart when I shop. Quick tip, don’t get a cart at the grocery store, only buy what you can hold. It’s good for the budget and the waistline. Unfortunately, that rule doesn’t work so well at clothing stores.


About Prescott:

Prescott Lane is the Amazon best-selling author of Stripped Raw. She's got seven other books under her belt including: First Position, Perfectly Broken, Quiet Angel, Wrapped in Lace, Layers of Her, The Reason for Me, and The Sex Bucket List. She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and holds a degree in sociology and a MSW from Tulane University. She married her college sweetheart, and they currently live in New Orleans with their two children and two crazy dogs. Prescott started writing at the age of five, and sold her first story about a talking turtle to her father for a quarter. She later turned to writing romance novels because there aren't enough happily ever afters in real life.


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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Release Blitz: Down Fall by Abigail Davies





Release Date: July 10, 2019
Cover Design: Pink Elephant Designs
Models: Daniel Rengering & Emily L'Nae
Photographer: Jean Maureen Woodfin at JW Photography and Covers


Synopsis



Life was chaotic and unpredictable; made up of a series of events—a collection of firsts.

First crush.
First kiss.
First love.

Between the murky waters, I’d found salvation. And it was all because of him—the broody alpha who appeared at the time I needed him most.

He promised me things, and showed me the life I could have.

But all it took was one moment to destroy everything.

Nothing else mattered.

No one else mattered.

It was him and me against the world.

Until it wasn’t.

I hadn’t known just how forbidden our love was.

I hadn’t known I’d been tutoring his son.

I hadn’t known about the family he had hidden away.

I hadn’t known he was cheating—with me.

I wish I could say I wanted to take it all back, but it’d be a lie.

A blatant lie.

He was my biggest downfall, but I’d never regret it.

Choosing him was never an option, the question was whether he’d risk it all.

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5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

After that shocking twist that left us hanging in Free Fall I could not wait to find out what happened net.  After I picked my jaw up off the floor I dove right in and devoured Down Fall.  I read this book in one sitting and when it was all over, I wanted more.  Not because it left me unsatisfied but because I loved Brody and Lola so much that I never wanted it to end.  The next day I was left with a major book hangover, and went back to read some of my favorite parts.  That is how amazing this series is.  

At the end of book 1 we learn that there is a lot more to Brody than we all thought.  Yes we knew that he was an undercover agent, but we never expected to find that he has a whole other life outside of his job.  One that completely ruined what he had with Lola and hurt her more than he could have imagined.  Brody plans on finishing the job and then get back to his regularly scheduled life.  Except he cannot get someone off his mind.  He has always been the man that he was expected to be, since cleaning up his act.  But now he realizes that things have changed, maybe he has changed, but regardless he knows that his life without Lola in it is just not what he wants.  He has hurt her so much, can she even find it in her heart to forgive him, and trust him again?

This duet was beautifully written.  It is filled with drama and angst, but it never seems over the top.  The chemistry between Lola and Brody was evident from the start, but it was so much more to their relationship than that.  You just felt the passion and intensity.  I wasn't sure how this story would end, which turns the author would take us on.  I knew that if these two would end up together, that it would be a very bumpy ride, and it was exactly that.  A roller coaster ride filled with emotions, lops and turned, ups and downs.  And I loved every minute of it.  Every emotion I felt, every time my heart broke, it was al worth it!!!  If you love angst, forbidden romances and twists and turns, then this duet is for you.  Amazing!!!  I cannot wait for Cade's book. 



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Abigail Davies grew up with a passion for words, storytelling, maths, and anything pink. Dreaming up characters--quite literally--and talking to them out loud is a daily occurrence for her. She finds it fascinating how a whole world can be built with words alone, and how everyone reads and interprets a story differently. Now following her dreams of writing, Abigail has found the passion that she always knew was there. When she's not writing: she's a mother to two daughters who she encourages to use their imagination as she believes that it's a magical thing, or getting lost in a good book. If she's doing neither of those things, you can be sure she's surfing the web buying new makeup, clothes, or binge watching another show as she becomes one with her sofa.






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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Release Blitz and Review: Dax by Sawyer Bennett




Dax (Arizona Vengeance, Book #4)

Sawyer Bennett

Release Date: July 9, 2019



Synopsis:

The Arizona Vengeance is killing it on the ice. But one player can’t seem to keep his eye on the puck—all thanks to the woman he just married to save her life.



My name is Dax Monahan and hockey is my passion. And if you want to succeed in this sport you have to bust your ass 24/7. I’ve never had a hard time focusing on my career, but when my past comes knocking, no amount of training can prepare me for what lies on the other side of the door.



Regan Miles was always like a sister to me. When a shared tragedy brings us face to face after several years, I’m shocked to see just how much she’s changed. Gone is the shy, awkward little girl that always used to chase me and her brother around. Instead, I’m faced with a gorgeous woman who makes it damn hard to concentrate on anything but her.



Turns out, she’s in trouble, and the only way out is to get married.



I surprise myself when I tell her to marry me. Order her, actually. And most shocking of all, she doesn’t even hesitate before saying yes.



So it’s settled. We’re getting hitched and she’s moving to Arizona with me. All platonic, of course.



The catch?

I never knew I’d fall so hard for my best friend’s little sister.




4 stars
Review by Trinette Dungee


Dax Monohan’s life has been hockey for as long as he can remember. It’s always been his main priority, so relationships have never been his thing. No way would a woman want to come second to his first love. He’s had his share of women and he’s pretty happy with his life for now. When he receives the shocking news that his best friend has been murdered he starts to look at life differently and when he learns his best friend’s little sister needs him in ways he never imagined he does the one thing he thinks can fix it all…he marries her. 

When I read “Bishop” (book one in the AV series) and was first introduced to Dax I thought he was an okay dude, a bit of a player but for the most part, he was okay. As the series progressed I began to see more and more that he was actually one of the good guys who would do anything for his friends. 

Finding out Regan is suffering from a life-threatening disease with no way of paying for the treatments he does what he thinks his deceased best friend would want him to do. He offers Regan marriage as a way of having her medical expenses covered. They’d be married in name only because there is no way it could be any other way with the woman he’s always seen as a younger sister. Dax and Regan quickly realize that this arrangement is not going to work as smoothly as they both thought because for Dax, Regan is not longer a little girl. She’s a grown woman that has him having fantasies that Lance most definitely wouldn’t appreciate. 

I have to say; this story did not go in the direction I thought it would. I really thought after the loss of his friend Dax would go through a downward spiral to some extent. He didn’t though he was the true “take charge” kind of guy who got the job done. He was a little pushy at time but because it was coming from his heart that you kind of just get over and let it slide. His heart was just as big as his love for hockey, if not bigger. 

Dax’s story kind of takes place parallel to Legend’s story so there’s some overlapping but nothing that overshadows or takes away from Dax’s story. Unless of course you didn’t read Legend’s story, then you might wonder what all that was about, but you’d never do that because you’d read Sawyer’s books in order, right? I digress. Anywho, you get to see the full Dax and his family dynamic and his family values and how he views teammates as his brothers. He’s definitely good in a crisis!

For whatever reason, I really didn’t think I was going to like Regan but I liked her and I loved her and Dax together. I thought their chemistry was awesome. While the hotness is there, not ever guy is always going to be the swoon worthy guy. For me Dax is the guy you want to see happy with the woman of his dreams but for you he’s the older brother you wish had. That’s where Dax lands on the meter for me. He’s a good guy, he’s a sweet guy, he’s a loving guy and I just want to hang with him!!!

Now no Sawyer Bennett book would be complete without the indication of storylines to come of other characters and Dax is no different. I think the storyline that’s been intriguing most of us is Tacker’s story. We get a little more Tacker in this book too and it just makes waiting for his story that much harder. She even gives a little excerpt of Tacker’s story at the end of Dax but I couldn’t read it, it would be too much of a tease. 

As if that isn’t bad enough, we are also introduced to Dominick Carlson, owner of the Arizona Vengeance and he has his sights set on no other than Dax’s sister Willow and based on the personalities of those two their story seems to be shaping up to be an explosive story.

Another slam dunk for Sawyer. 



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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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Release Blitz: Just Love by Prescott Lane

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Just Love, an all-new standalone contemporary romance by Prescott Lane is LIVE!
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There’s two sides to every love story. The how you fell in love, and the how you fell apart.
This is ours.
The cardinal rule of friendship is you don’t mess with your friend’s sister.
That goes double when she’s his little sister.
It was just supposed to be fun.
She wasn’t supposed to end up being the love of my life.
And I definitely wasn’t supposed to break her heart.
Ainsley is a wedding dress designer. That should’ve been a warning that she’s a hopeless romantic. That should’ve clued me in that she believes love conquers all.
But there are some things that love can’t fix. I’m one of them.
She thinks love is the answer.
But love is the reason I let her go.
A stand-alone, contemporary romance.
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Download your copy today!
Amazon Worldwide: mybook.to/JustLovePL
Add to Goodreads: http://bit.ly/32aobkG
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About Prescott:

Prescott Lane is the Amazon best-selling author of Stripped Raw. She's got seven other books under her belt including: First Position, Perfectly Broken, Quiet Angel, Wrapped in Lace, Layers of Her, The Reason for Me, and The Sex Bucket List. She is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas, and holds a degree in sociology and a MSW from Tulane University. She married her college sweetheart, and they currently live in New Orleans with their two children and two crazy dogs. Prescott started writing at the age of five, and sold her first story about a talking turtle to her father for a quarter. She later turned to writing romance novels because there aren't enough happily ever afters in real life.


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Release Blitz: Dating Roulette by D. Kelly


We are thrilled to be bringing you the release of DATING ROULETTE by D. Kelly. DATING ROULETTE is a fun and flirty new friends to lovers romance you don't want to miss–be sure to grab your copy today!


About DATING ROULETTE

Bexley
Seven Dates.
Seven chances to win my heart.
It’s not hard –
Don’t put ketchup on your eggs.
Don’t wear tasseled loafers.
For the love of all that’s Holy, don’t ogle the waitress.
See? Simple…
Yet no one can get it right.
Tristan
Dating Roulette.
It’s Bexley’s game.
Correction – it’s her life.
A constant rotation of dates.
You might get one; you might get seven.
No one has ever gotten to eight.
There’s only one rule –
Don’t commit a dating sin.
I’ve watched for years and bided my time.
Now, it’s my turn to play.

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About D. Kelly

D. Kelly, author of The Acceptance Series, The Illusion Series, and standalone companion novels Chasing Cassidy and Sharing Rylee, was born and raised in Southern California. She’s a wife, mom, dog lover, taxi, problem fixer, and extreme multi-tasker. She married her high school sweetheart and is her kids’ biggest fan.

Kelly has been writing since she was young and took joy in spinning stories to her childhood friends. Margaritas and sarcasm make her smile, she loves the beach but hates the sand, and she believes Starbucks makes any day better.

A contemporary romance writer, D. Kelly’s stories revolve around friendship and the bond it creates, strengthening the love of the people who share it.

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