Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Release Blitz: Peony Red by J. Lynn Bailey

It’s release day for J. Lynn Bailey’s PEONY RED. Check it out and grab your copy today!

Title: Peony Red

Author: J. Lynn Bailey

Genre: Contemporary Romance

About Peony Red:

Alex Fisher hasn’t been able to find her stride since the death of her husband three years ago. She’s out of a job, out of time, and running on fumes. So, when she receives two postcards from Granite Harbor, Maine, inviting her for a visit, she takes it as a sign for a start fresh.

For game warden Eli Young, life is simpler when he’s exploring the back roads of Maine. In the north woods, he doesn’t have to deal with town politics or his soon-to-be ex-wife.

When Alex makes Eli an offer he can’t refuse, he should say no. He should walk away. Except he can’t. Something about her leaves him tangled.

A dark storm is brewing in the small coastal town, and everyone is on edge when word spreads quickly about a young woman who has gone missing.

When a picture of Alex shows up at a gruesome scene, no one is prepared for what will happen next.

Eli wants to save Alex, but she has to save herself.

The question isn’t, Can she? It’s, Will she?

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Eli scoots closer, his look hooded. “Get under the covers.”

I obey. I know what he needs because I feel the same carnal need. Maybe we should just have sex, and all this would go away. I want him to slide on top of me, and I want to feel him between my legs.

Hesitantly, with the blanket between us, he carefully brushes the strands of my hair out of my face and then slides his hand down my neck. My body is fully aware of his presence, and I want nothing more than to feel him.

My breathing quickens.

With a layer of feathers between his hand and my body, his hand grazes over my breasts, my nipples knowing full well the seriousness of this situation as they tingle and expand, creating an ache.

His hand slides down across my stomach, and his eyes ask if this is all right.

I know this is not Kyle but Eli. Someone new. The only other man I’ve allowed to touch me like this. The feathers provide the buffer that I think we both need.

My lips part, and I lick them because they, too, desperately need attention. My legs fall to the sides, providing Eli with space that he needs and me with more want.

I need to resist him.
I need not to want him.
I need to gain clarity in my mind of what this looks like, this situation we’re both agreeing to, but I can’t. Because all I see is his face, which is full of concern, but I think it’s also something he can’t stop.

Eli’s hand stops right before he reaches the center of my body, the part that has only been claimed by Kyle. It isn’t because Eli wants to; it’s because he has to.

“I can’t do this with you, Alex.”

About the Author:

Lynn Bailey has loved to write since she learned to read, around the second grade. When she isn't running after her children, watching COPS, or on the hunt for her next Laffy Taffy joke, you can probably find her holed up in her writing room feverishly working on her next book. She lives in Northern California with her family.

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Release Blitz: Bishop by Sawyer Bennett

Bishop: An Arizona Vengeance Novel
Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: August 14, 2018


Meet the Arizona Vengeance, hockey’s hottest new team. They’re burning up the ice—until a one-night-stand with the coach’s daughter freezes one player in his skates.

Bishop Scott, co-captain. Not too shabby, huh? It’s all part of my fresh start with the NHL’s latest expansion team, and that means new teammates, a new coach, a new city, and a big new contract. Basically, I cannot f***ing wait to show my old squad what they’re missing.

But first, I decide to check out the town before the grind begins. Turns out Arizona chicks are totally smokin’, and I’m fortunate enough to meet one who’s looking for the same thing I am: a night of anonymous, unforgettable, no-strings-attached sex.

Fast forward to the Vengeance arena. It’s the last place I expect to see her again—let alone in her own office. Then bells go off and I finally realize who this girl is: Brooke Perron. My new coach’s daughter. All of a sudden, we’re picking up right where we left off, which means our hands are all over each other. That’s when her dad—my boss—walks in. And before I can get a word out, Brooke’s introducing me as her fiancé.

Sure, she just saved my ass. So why do I get the feeling Brooke’s going to turn my world upside down? Maybe it’s because this fake relationship feels way too real. . . .

4.5 Stars!
Review by Trinette Dungee

I what world does a one-night-stand turn into an engagement? Well apparently in the world of Bishop Scott and Brooke Perron.

Bishop Scott is feeling a little salty, he’s been traded from his old team to a new NHL franchise, training camp’s about to start and he’s feeling the need to blow off a little steam. So when the hot little number at the bar more or less throws herself at him and suggest he come home with her, well who’s he to say “no”? What can a night of hot sex with someone he’s more than likely never going to see again hurt? Nothing until he not only runs into her the next day, but learns she works for his team, is the daughter of his new coach AND just got busted with his tongue down her throat by her dad…his new coach. Well FUCK.

Brook Perron has just recently lost her mom and because she’s worried about her dad, she gives up the job she loves in New York to spend more time with him and make sure he’s okay. All the recent events have her so stress that she decides one night of wild abandoned sex should fix her enough. Except being busted by her dad kissing the one night stand she thought she’d never see again, who happens to work for her dad and because she doesn’t want him to be in any type of trouble she blurts out to her dad that the guy kissing her and his newest hockey player is her fiancé just added to her stress. Well SHIT.

At first I wasn’t sure how I felt about these two because I just couldn’t figure them out. There were no extremely big egos or arrogant attitudes, no mommy or daddy issues. They both had good relationships with their parents or the parent in their lives, there was none of the usual issues that come along with a lot of the couples you read about. Then I figured there’s no catch; they are just two regular people two regular people who got really horny one night and banged each other hearts out. They really were two nice people who kind of got mixed up in a situation and they made the best of it. One might think, with a description like that, this would be a boring read. But it was anything but, I mean c’mon, you know Sawyer better than that. It was a really good read and watching, well reading about, two people get to know each other, become friends and fall in love. I think the whole watching them become friends was the best part of the entire book. Like I said, these were two really nice people who looked out for their friends and family and just people in general. From the way Brooke made a date of one of the players feel comfortable and welcomed at an event where she was basically snubbed, to Bishop trying to break the ice of one of the players who’d become something of a loner.

Since this is the first book in a new series this was like the introduction to storylines to come. While your getting Bishop and Brooke’s story , you’re also introduced to a host of characters that get your interest piqued and having you clamoring to learn more about them; like Erik the player and the guy with a “the type”. The type that seems to be pretty much like a particular flight attendant who seems to dislike him on sight; Then there’s Dax who’s Bishop’s best bud who was traded with him and who jumped right in to help with the charade Bishop and Brooke had going without thinking twice about it and finally there’s Tacker who’s the team loner that kind of keeps to himself and let’s himself be tortured by his demons.

I have yet to meet a Sawyer Bennett series I didn’t love and this one is shaping up to be no different, can’t wait to read more about these guys.

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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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Friday, August 10, 2018

Break by Cassia Leo

Today we have the much-anticipated release of BREAK by USA Today Bestselling Author, Cassia Leo! Check it out and get your copy today.


A humorous and heartbreaking second-chance stand-alone romance from the New York Times bestselling author of the Shattered Hearts Series.

For six years, she was the only one. My best friend. My kitten. My world. Then, I broke us by getting caught in a web of lies.

Hard to believe, after everything we’d been through, I could do what I did to her… in front of 600,000 people. I doubt she’ll ever believe I did it because I love her.

Three years later, my music career is booming. I have a movie deal in the next comic book reboot. And now the only parent I have left has been given a death sentence. I have to go home, but going home means facing what I did to her.

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New York Times bestselling author Cassia Leo loves her coffee, chocolate, and margaritas with salt. When she's not writing, she spends way too much time re-watching Game of Thrones and Sex and the City. When she's not binge-watching, she's usually enjoying the Oregon rain with a hot cup of coffee and a book.

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

Blog Tour: As Dust Dances by Samantha Young


Once upon a time Skylar Finch was the lead singer of a hugely successful American pop-rock band. But fame made her miserable. When years of living a lie suddenly ended in tragedy, Skylar fell off the map.

Eighteen months later she’s sleeping in a tent in a cemetery in Glasgow, making just enough money to eat by busking on the streets. She manages to avoid recognition, but not the attention of one of Glasgow’s ambitious A&R executives.

Killian O’Dea works at Skyscraper Records, Scotland’s most successful record label. Raised by his uncle and owner of the label, Killian’s upbringing would have been devoid of affection entirely if it wasn’t for his loving sister. Killian is unflinchingly determined to bring the label more success than ever, and the young homeless woman who busks on Buchanan Street is going to help him do that. Her music speaks to him in a way he refuses to over-analyze. All he knows is that if it can touch his dark soul, it’ll set everyone else’s alight.

Skylar makes it clear that she doesn’t want to sign with him. But when she experiences the dangerous reality of a woman sleeping rough, Skylar has no one else but Killian to turn to. An undeniable connection forms between them. But Skylar doesn’t want the career Killian is trying to forge for her, and when her past comes back to haunt her Killian will be faced with a decision that could ruin him. He must either free Skylar from his selfish machinations and destroy everything he’s ever worked for, or lose a woman who has come to mean more to him than he ever thought possible…

4 stars
Review by Lisa Kane

Skylar Finch is homeless. She spends her days busking in Glasgow. She hopes the generosity of strangers will buy the things she needs to survive another day.

I was busking so I could buy a meal for the night. And if it was a particularly good day, money to get into the swimming center so I could use one of their showers and a hair dryer.

She travels alone, with the occasional company of a heroin addict, Ham and his girlfriend Mandy. They urge her to join them, or at least hang with other homeless women. The streets are mean and she is alone. But she chooses her own company.

She sees him when she sings. He's checked her out before but now he approaches. He wants to talk to her, he tells her that he knows she can sing. She can't take the chance that he may see through her and she flees. But this won't be the last time he tries to get her to talk to him.

After turning down his offers to talk, she at least has his contact number.  The cemetery has always provided a safe place to sleep, but two thugs put an end to all that. Hurt, violated and broke she has no choice but to call him- Killian O'Dea. Turns out he knows who she is, and what all she left behind. He wants her to take back her life. A life that shatter her to the point that she left it behind, choosing to live on the streets rather than the life of a rich, famous musician.

Killian is no stranger to grief himself. They have more in common then they think.

"The helicopter crashed. It was the last time we saw them."

But Killian is a suit, a corporate rep. Can she trust him?

He had no intention of protecting me from this. Of putting me first. 

As Dust Dances tells the story of a young woman, whose life was so shattered that she couldn't put it back together. So she left it all behind. Killian is a man determined to prove to his uncle that he is worthy of running the music label, but at what price?

Can Skylar find her way back?

I wanted to be stronger.
I wanted to be braver.
And most of all, I wanted to own myself again. 
I was done doing it their way. 

There are more than a few times when I felt this girl's grief straight to my soul. Her emotions run so deep and she is so low at moments in her life.

"Because I promised someone that the next time I committed to love that the man I chose would be a man who loved me enough to put my happiness before his own."

This girl...finding her own strength...kills me.

"I'll never love anyone the way I love you."

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Samantha Young’s AS DUST DANCES – Review & Excerpt Tour Schedule:
August 8th
A Literary Perusal – Review & Excerpt
Catty Jane Book Lovers – Review & Excerpt
iScream Books Blog – Review & Excerpt
Livelyreads – Review & Excerpt
Shelf_Life – Review
Smut Book Junkie Reviews – Review & Excerpt
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August 9th
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K&M Sultry Reads – Review & Excerpt
Little Red Reading Hood – Review & Excerpt
Naturally Nerdy Books – Review & Excerpt
Simply Crystal – Review & Excerpt
Three chicks and their books – Review & Excerpt
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August 10th
Aaly and The Books – Review & Excerpt
Book Angel Booktopia – Review & Excerpt
Garden of REden – Review
KsiążkowaPasja – Review
Novel Addiction – Review
Reads All the Books – Review & Excerpt
The Review Loft – Review
August 11th
A Fortress of Books – Review & Excerpt
Book Bitches Blog – Excerpt
Greyland Reviews – Review & Excerpt
My Book Filled Life – Review & Excerpt
Nose Stuck in a Book – Review & Excerpt
SJ's Book Blog – Excerpt
The Bookish Sisters – Review & Excerpt
The Escapist Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
We stole your book boyfriend – Review & Excerpt
August 12th
Bookishly Yours – Review & Excerpt
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Devilishly Delicious Book Reviews – Review & Excerpt
Ginreads – Review
KDRBCK – Review & Excerpt
Mustreadbooksordie – Review
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Words are Life – Excerpt
August 13th
4TLOReading – Review
Buttercup's Book Blog – Review & Excerpt
Kindle Friends Forever – Review & Excerpt
Literati Literature Lovers – Review & Excerpt
Somewhere Lost in Books – Review & Excerpt
Two Books in a Shelf – Review & Excerpt
August 14th
BibliotekaMoniko – Review & Excerpt
Jax's Book Magic –Review & Excerpt
Marta Likes to Read – Review & Excerpt
Onceupon_a_bookdream – Review & Excerpt
The Curvy Savante – Review
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August 15th
Ali’s Reviews and More – Review & Excerpt
Between The Lines – Review & Excerpt
Book Flame – Excerpt
Margie's Must Reads – Review & Excerpt
Novel Grounds – Review
Relentless Romance – Review & Excerpt
Total Book Geek – Review & Excerpt
August 16th
Always Falling for Book Guys – Review & Excerpt
Badass Bloggettes – Review & Excerpt
Bookaholic Confessions – Review & Excerpt
Dirty Girl Romance – Review & Excerpt
Read. Eat. Love. – Review & Excerpt
Romance Schmomance – Review & Excerpt
Stuck In Books – Excerpt
August 17th
Angie and Jessica's Dreamy Reads – Review & Excerpt
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Read Love Blog – Review & Excerpt
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About Samantha Young:

Samantha Young is the New York Times, USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of adult contemporary romances, including the On Dublin Street series and Hero, as well as the New Adult duology Into the Deep and Out of the Shallows. Every Little Thing, the second book in her new Hart’s Boardwalk series, will be published by Berkley in March 2017. Before turning to contemporary fiction, she wrote several young adult paranormal and fantasy series, including the amazon bestselling Tale of Lunarmorte trilogy. Samantha’s debut YA contemporary novel The Impossible Vastness of Us will be published by Harlequin TEEN in ebook& hardback June 2017

Samantha has been nominated for the Goodreads Choice Award 2012 for Best Author and Best Romance for On Dublin Street, Best Romance 2014 for Before Jamaica Lane, and Best Romance 2015 for Hero. On Dublin Street, a #1 bestseller in Germany, was the Bronze Award Winner in the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2013, Before Jamaica Lane the Gold Medal Winner for the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2014 and Echoes of Scotland Street the Bronze Medal Winner for the LeserPreis German Readers Choice Awards for Best Romance 2015.

Samantha is currently published in 30 countries and is a #1 international bestselling author.

Release Blitz: Kiss My Ash by Leddy Harper

Kiss My Ash, an all new Sexy Taboo standalone Romance by Leddy Harper is NOW AVAILABLE!

Ash Jenkins was the typical boy next door. Wait, who am I kidding? There was nothing typical about that boy.
He was tall, ripped, and had the voice of a man twice his age. Intelligent, sexy as sin, and barely legal.
Sent to live with his dad after getting in some trouble with the law, he was definitely someone I needed to stay away from.
But he had his sights set on me, and he didn’t try to hide it.
Did it still make me a cougar if I was the prey?

4.5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

Oh Leddy Harper what in the world did you do to me?  This book is so much more than I thought it would be.  Honestly I don't even think I read the blurb.  If Leddy writes it, I read it.  That's all there is to it.   When I realized that this was a story between the boy next door and the cougar who just moved in, I was excited to read on.  The age difference in books never really phases me and it didn't in this one.  But I admit that I thought this was going to be a hot and steamy book between a horny 18 year old and an older woman who has not been with someone in so long that the boy next door gets her all hot and bothered.  And yes it was that, but there was so much more to this story.  There were emotions involved, fear of how it would work, what would people think.  It was so much more than a hot fling and I LOVED it.  

Asher is turning 18 in two months, when his new very sexy and much older neighbor moves in.  He is immediately drawn to her and doesn't care that he goes to school with her daughter or that she is much older than him.  He wants her but he knows that telling her how old he really is will ruin any chance he has with her when he does turn eighteen.  So he keeps that to himself for the time being.  

Kristy is very attracted to the hot neighbor next door, even if he is much younger than her.  She wants him in ways that she has no business wanting him.  But it's more than that.  She truly enjoys being around him and likes spending time with him.   But she knows that there can never be anything real between her and Ash because of his age.   What will people say, especially her daughter?  Nothing can happen with Asher Jenkins, right?

I loved Ash.  He is hot, sexy and sweet but he is also so mature and acts in a ways that is much older than he really is.  Sometimes it felt like the roles were reversed but I also think that given Kristy's circumstances with the opposite sex and her past she's very eager, shall we say......lol  I loved how much Ash cares, how much he wants to take care of her and just be with her.  His feeling ran deeper than sex but I swear at times I truly wondered myself if they could even happen.  While reading this book a part of me wondered how this would all play out.  I feared what would happen between them.  I was concerned that this would take a direction that I wasn't expecting.  That's what made this book emotional and fantastic.  Because it was so much more than a hot romance between a young man and the cougar he fell for.  It was filled with so many emotions, so much passion and that is what I loved about it. This is taboo romance that has it all, a sexy hero with a huge heart, a heroine that you will love, hot and steamy but also gives you the feels.   Loved it!!

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About Leddy Harper

Leddy Harper had to use her imagination often as a child. She grew up the only girl in a house full of boys. At the age of fourteen, she decided to use that imagination and wrote her first book, and never stopped.
She often calls writing her therapy, using it as a way to deal with issues through the eyes of her characters.
She is now a mother of three girls, leaving her husband as the only man in a house full of females.
The decision to publish her first book was made as a way of showing her children to go after whatever it is they want to. Love what you do and do it well. Most importantly Leddy wanted to teach them what it means to overcome their fears.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Release Blitz: Not So Nice Guy by RS Grey


“Oh my god. Who is that?”
I get asked this question a lot.
“Oh him?” I reply. “That’s just Ian.”
Just Ian is the biggest understatement of the century. Just the Mona Lisa. Just the Taj Mahal. Just Ian, with his boring ol’ washboard abs and dime-a-dozen dimpled smile.
Just Ian is…just my best friend.
We’re extremely close, stuck so deep inside a Jim-and-Pam-style friendzone everyone at work assumes we’re a couple—that is until one day, word spreads through the teacher’s lounge that he’s single. Fair game. Suddenly, it’s open season on Ian.
He should be reveling in all the newfound attention, but to our mutual surprise, the only attention he seems to want is mine.
He’s turning our formerly innocent nightly chats into X-rated phone calls. Our playful banter sports a new, dangerous edge.
I want to assume he’s playing a prank on me, just pushing my buttons like always—but when Ian lifts me onto the desk in my classroom and slides his hands up my skirt, he doesn’t leave a lot of room for confusion.
I’m a little scared of things going south, of losing my best friend because I can’t keep my hands to myself. So, I’m just going to back away and not return this earth-shattering kiss—oh who am I kidding?!
Goodbye Ian, ol’ buddy, ol’ pal!
Helloooo mister not so nice guy.
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5 Fantastic Stars!
Review by Lisa Kane

There are very few books Ms. Grey has written that I have not loved...this one....over the moon!

Sam is best friends with Ian Fletcher. They are both teachers-he teaches AP Chem and coaches soccer, she teaches journalism and helps with the school paper. She's twenty-seven, he's in his early thirties. They both started teaching at the same school three years ago and they are inseparable.

Ian and I became friends three and a half years ago, close to 1300 days if some loser out there was keeping count. 

Both Ian and Sam have been in relationships over the last three years, but there's always drama with their partners about their besties. Whenever they've been forced to choose-they will choose each other every time.

In past relationships, it was always the same ultimatum: girlfriend or Sam. I always chose Sa, and they always followed through on their threat to leave. 

Most of their friends have married or moved so they have each other. They have West Wing Wednesdays, share a subscription to Blue Kitchen, spend every weekend together...you get the picture.

Almost every one at work assumes they have been dating forever...that is until Sam sets one of them straight. Open the floodgates...

"You've been dating for years!"
"No, no, Ian and I are just friends."
Gaping mouths shift into curling pleased grins. My words are a waving checkered flag. Game on. 

It seems all the teachers at school have been holding back on their interest in Ian. But now that they know he's single and free to mingle...

And it's not just the female teachers trying to score with Ian, it seems the male faculty are now free to pursue Sam. Women after Ian, men looking for info to connect with Sam. It's a world gone mad and just may force these two to admit to each other what they secretly have always felt. All this testosterone sniffing around Ian makes him a master at sabotage.

He frowns, bummed. I want to feel bad for the guy, but I don't. You know what's hard? Try having a crush on her for three years and then come talk to me. 

Along with all friends to lovers plot line, there is some fantastic humor. This author is the master of  zingers.

"You look like an American Girl Doll named Chastity."

"What a nice spring day it is," I say wistfully. We pass a window and it's pouring outside. Tree limbs fly this way and that. A small tornado tosses screaming livestock here and there. 

I'll have the moral high road while he explores each of my immoral low roads. 

But what happens when one person is ready to take the next step and one is dragging their feet?

"What version is that?"
The edge of her mouth tips up. 
"The nice guy-or rather, the not so nice guy. You walked right by me in the hallway yesterday. You skipped our on lunch in the teachers' lounge. You know I overslept on Monday because you didn't call me?"

I highlighted so many favorite parts a real highlighter would have run dry. So many funny lines. So much sweet angst!

"Everyone at school wants you," she whispers, eyes wide. "You're mine, and you don't even know it. I've never told you."

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About R.S. Grey

R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of thirteen novels, including THE FOXE & THE HOUND. She lives in Texas with her husband and two dogs, and can be found reading, binge-watching reality TV, or practicing yoga! Visit her at rsgrey.com

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Rush by Samantha Towle

With the first pick in the 2015 NFL Draft, the New York Giants select…”

It’s been three years since quarterback Ares Kincaid’s NFL dream came true, and he’s living the high life. The days of cleaning up after his drunk of a father are long gone, and he has no intention of going back.

A car crash and DUI charge meant a lengthy stint in rehab for Arianna Petrelli, and her dream of being a professional artist slips further away when she’s sacked from her position at a gallery. Her need for a job stronger even than her dislike of football, Ari goes to work for her father, the head coach of the New York Giants.

Ares hates alcoholics, which is fine with Ari because she thinks he’s a brainless jock. Yet when Ares rescues Ari from a situation with her ex-boyfriend, an unlikely friendship begins – one that quickly becomes more.

But messing around with the coach’s daughter can only lead to one thing…trouble.

4.5 Stars
Review by Lisa Kane

Arianna Petrelli is the daughter of Eddie Petrelli, the head coach of the Giants football team. She's trying to get her act together. After driving drunk, wrecking the car and a stint in rehab she's slowly making that climb from hitting rock bottom.

The push to rehab came because a little over six months ago, I was arrested for driving under the influence after I caught my ex-boyfriend, Kyle, in a compromising position at a house party. 

She left, crashed Kyle's car, and her life spiraled from there. Now she's in NYC but the only real contact she has besides her dad, is her sponsor Luke.

Arianna and her dad have a strained relationship. Not just because she is a recovering alcoholic, but because he always made football his priority. Even after Ari lost her mom, he still choose football over spending time with her. These two have a baggage full of unresolved issues.

Did I mention Ari's does not like football. At all.

On Ari's first day at her new job-helping her dad out as an assistant to the players-she gets caught in the rain and is a total mess. She's about to grab a new shirt in the locker room when she's nabbed by one hot, gorgeous abs to die for guy.

I'm half-naked in front of Ares Kincaid. Super quarterback, god like football hero. 

There just might be some flirty little conversation between these two but Ari shuts it down in her mind.

Relationships are not something I'm interested in. Staying sober is. 

Now Ares might be gorgeous but he has a whole bunch of opinions about alcoholics. He has no problem once he finds out who Ari is (her reputation precedes her, that's for sure!) and lets her know just how much he disdains them.

Ares Kincaid has formed an opinion of me because of what he heard or read in the press.
But he knows jack shit. 

Ares can't make Ari feel any worse about herself then the job she does on herself. Ari has not learned to forgive herself. She has no problem sucking up to the responsibility for her actions, but she is so hard on herself.

"You want to kiss me, Jailbird?" he whispers and inches closer. So close that I feel his lips brush mind when he talks again. "Yeah..." he breaths out. "That's never going to happen." 

Yeah, Ares is a jerk. But he has his reasons, they might justify them in his eyes, but he's going to need to be taken down a peg or two.

Now this is a Samantha Towle book, so you know that even when you think things are going well, the other shoe is going to drop.

"We're done. Don't call me. Don't come to see me. In fact...just forget I eve existed because that's what I intend to do with you."

Hear that crack? That's my heart splitting right up the center. Ouch.

Here's two people who have more in common than they thought. But they are both stubborn and impulsive and quick tempered. But there is so much good in both of them, are they going to work things out?

"The only thing I plan on doing from now on is loving you."

SAMANTHA TOWLE is a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author. She began her first novel in 2008 while on maternity leave. She completed the manuscript five months later and hasn’t stopped writing since.

She is the author of contemporary romances,
The Storm Series and The Revved Series, and stand-alones, Trouble, When I Was Yours, The Ending I Want, Unsuitable, Wardrobe Malfunction, Under Her, Breaking Hollywood, Ruin and Sacking the Quarterback, which was written with James Patterson. She has also written paranormal romances, The Bringer and The Alexandra Jones Series. All of her books are penned to the tunes of The Killers, Kings of Leon, Adele, The Doors, Oasis, Fleetwood Mac, Lana Del Rey, and more of her favorite musicians.

A native of Hull and a graduate of Salford University, she lives with her husband, Craig, in East Yorkshire with their son and daughter.

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