Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Release Blitz: King of Wall Street by Louise Bay

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Social Butterfly PR is proud to present the release of King of Wall Street by Louise Bay


Synopsis:

AN AMBITIOUS BOMBSHELL IS ABOUT TO BRING THE KING OF WALL STREET TO HIS KNEES.

I keep my two worlds separate.

At work, I’m King of Wall Street. The heaviest hitters in Manhattan come to me to make money. They do whatever I say because I’m always right. I’m shrewd. Exacting. Some say ruthless.

At home, I’m a single dad trying to keep his fourteen year old daughter a kid for as long as possible. If my daughter does what I say, somewhere there’s a snowball surviving in hell. And nothing I say is ever right.

When Harper Jayne starts as a junior researcher at my firm, the barriers between my worlds begin to dissolve. She’s the most infuriating woman I’ve ever worked with.

I don’t like the way she bends over the photocopier—it makes my mouth water.

I hate the way she’s so eager to do a good job—it makes my dick twitch.

And I can’t stand the way she wears her hair up exposing her long neck. It makes me want to strip her naked, bend her over my desk and trail my tongue all over her body.

If my two worlds are going to collide, Harper Jayne will have to learn that I don't just rule the boardroom. I’m in charge of the bedroom, too.


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Review by Jen Skewes

I really enjoyed this book which is really no surprise because I have read most of Louise Bay’s books and loved all of them.  I could not wait to dive into this one a find out all there was to know about King of Wall Street. 

Max is a very smart, arrogant business man who is good at what he does.  But outside of the office he is a single dad who loves and would do anything for his daughter.  He has managed to keep his business life and his personal life completely separate.  He doesn’t really date because his life is his daughter and work. He works his ass off to get where he is today and to give his daughter the world.  When junior researcher Harper Jayne starts working for his company she throws his world completely off it’s axis.

Harper is a recent college graduate whose goal has been to work for Max King.  She has finally landed her dream job but it is not all that she expected it to be.  For one Max King is a complete arrogant ass who upon her first meeting of him she decieds that she hates him.  But what she soon finds out is that the man who is her boss is a completely different person in the world outside of Wall Street.  She has yet to see it but while Max King may be an ass to her at work he is a man with a heart of gold who helps the people that mean the most to him. 

Harper Jayne is smart, beautiful and completely infuriating but for some reason Max King cannot stop thinking about her.  He has tried to stay away but he just can’t do it.  Things start to heat up between them and that find themselves crossing that line.  But once they cross it there is no going back.  Regardless of how they feel for each other, Max is still her boss.  Can they make this work?  Can they really keep their personal relationship separate from their work relationship?

What I loved about this story was of course Max and Harper.  They had such amazing chemistry together.  Harper was a little judgemental at first but once you really get to know Max King you see that this man is so different from the cold and arrogant man that she first met.  Especially when it comes to his daughter, he is a complete ball of mush.  And that is what I loved about him.  We get to see him with his daughter as well as the two other important women in his life, his sisters.  This man was hot and sexy, sweet and caring with a huge heart.  Completely swoon worthy.

Harper was a great heroine all though at times I think she got in her own head.  At times she could turn a situation into something that it wasn’t which would end up causing some conflict.  But she was fun and sassy and I loved her. 


I loved everything about this book.  I always enjoy anything that Ms. Bay writes and this one was no different.  There was not a ton of angst at all but it didn’t need it.  Once you start you find yourself completely engrossed in their world and you don’t want it to end.  Another wonderful job by Ms. Bay.
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About the Author:

USA Today bestselling author, Louise Bay writes sexy, contemporary romance novels - the kind she likes to read. Her books include the novels Faithful and Hopeful and the novella series' The Empire State Series, What the Lightning Sees and Calling Me. The novels and together the series are stand-alone although there are some overlapping characters.
Ruined by romantic mini-series of the eighties, Louise loves all things romantic. There's not enough of it in real life so she disappears into the fictional worlds in books and films.
Louise loves the rain, the West Wing, London, days when she doesn't have to wear make-up, being on her own, being with friends, elephants and champagne.
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Blog Tour: Neighbor Dearest by Penelope Ward




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Blurb
A STANDALONE NOVEL that does NOT need to be read in conjunction with any other book.


From New York Times bestselling author, Penelope Ward, comes a friends-to-lovers story with sexy new characters.


After getting dumped, the last thing I needed was to move next door to someone who reminded me of my ex-boyfriend, Elec.


Damien was a hotter version of my ex.


The neighbor I’d dubbed “Angry Artist” also had two massive dogs that kept me up with their barking.


He wanted nothing to do with me. Or so I thought until one night I heard laughter coming through an apparent hole in my bedroom wall.


Damien had been listening to all of my phone sessions with my therapist.


The sexy artist next door now knew all of my deepest secrets and insecurities.


We got to talking.


He set me straight with tips to get over my breakup.


He became a good friend, but Damien made it clear that he couldn’t be anything more.


Problem was, I was falling hard for him anyway. And as much as he pushed me away, I knew he felt the same…because his heartbeat didn’t lie.


I thought my heart had been broken by Elec, but it was alive and beating harder than ever for Damien.


I just hoped he wouldn’t shatter it for good.


Author's note – Neighbor Dearest is a full-length standalone novel. Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for readers under the age of 18.


4.5 stars
Review by Lisa Kane

neighbor Dearest.jpgChelsea Jameson was the girl Elec O'Rourke broke up with when he reconnected with Gerta in Dearest Stepbrother. I liked her in that book. (of course I didn't want her with Elec, and when she talked about his voracious sexual appetite I wanted to vomit) I liked her, just not with Elec. It's been a little while since Chelsea was dumped and she's just moved into a new apartment. I wish I could say her heart's moved on since Elec, but it really hasn't. Her sister Jade is an actress who lives in New York and has tried to make Chelsea see that her life is open to new opportunities and new men. This break up really did a number on her. Because it happened so quickly and without any real warning she is still reeling from the pain. Let's face it, if you read Dearest Stepbrother, Elec admitted he was just about to propose to Chelsea when Greta came back in his life. Chelsea found the ring so she knew his proposal was coming. So I can understand how hard this is to get over. 

There's a guy in Chelsea's apartment who is less than friendly and paints murals on the side of the apartment complex. She can't figure out how he is allowed to do this. Besides which, he has two beasts for pets and they bark all morning long. So yeah, he's good looking but he's not very friendly and she's not a fan. 

"Or maybe he's a genius but with limited social skills. What do they call that-Asberger's?"
"No. He communicates just fine. I've seen him yelling at a few people. I'm pretty sure he doesn't have that. This guy is just not friendly. He doesn't have Asberger's. He's just an ass."

Unfortunately, this guy overhears her convo with her sister. 

"And I'm not anti-social or a savant. I'm just a good old-fashioned prick-with supersonic hearing." 

Turns out the beanie wearing artist is D.H. Hennessey and he owns the complex. How does she find this out? After a confrontation between the two of them over his dogs, she took his suggestion and went to talk to the complex manager about them. Jokes on her I guess. But slowly Damien (yes just like the character in the Omen) and Chelsea get to know each other and some of their history. Both have had recent break ups, although Damien is the one who ended things with Janna, the girl he shares custody of Dudley and Drewfus. She calls them the Double D's. Damien doesn't like to share too many details about his life, but Chelsea is a bulldog when she wants to know something. By accident, he knows all about her history with Elec so turnabout is fair play. 

"What happened?"
"What do you think happened? We broke up."
"I know that. But I mean why didn't it work out?"
"There's not always a clear answer to that question. It's not always as simple as.. He hesitated. "Someone fucking their stepsister."
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Oh. My. God. 

He's such an asshole. 


There's lots of memorable moments in this book-Chelsea almost burning down the complex, Damien discovering her love for dirty romances, Chelsea seeing Damien with other women, (ouch those moments hurt my heart!) Damien at his most vulnerable. 

"What if I promise not to bring anyone home?"
"That's unrealistic, and you shouldn't have to do that to protect my feelings."
 
There's so much to this story. Two people, both trying to move on from hurt and things they can't change. But Damien is not looking for commitment, and Chelsea is fresh from a break up. She can't give her heart away and have it shattered once again. There are secrets and angst and so much drama. But I have to say, Damien is a hell of a sweet guy. He's funny and smart and never loses sight of Chelsea and her feelings. I adored him. 

Of course, like every Penelope Ward book, I devoured Dearest Neighbor. She always has those stomach plummeting moments that I dread and yet find so necessary in her stories. This one has them in spades. 

I guess you could say I was throwing in the towel. But in a sense, it felt more like I was giving it to him, hoping he'd hand it back someday. 

Get ready to have your heart broken and mended and then have it swell so big with happiness that you could give the Grinch a run for his money! Now if only we can get Penelope to write Tyler and Jade's story! 


"This heart beating for me, these tears-they tell me more than any amount of words ever could. I never thought I'd be fortunate enough in my lifetime to have someone love me enough that it would bring them to tears. "




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Excerpt
Copyright © 2016 by
Penelope Ward
Looking tense, he placed his hands slowly into his pockets as he looked at me. “What exactly happened last night?”
“What are you talking about?”
Nice try dodging the question.
He moved in closer to me. “What am I talking about? You leaving me with a giant fucking basket of muffins and running off before I could even say anything? Ring a bell?”
“I thought you’d be alone. It caught me off guard.”
His eyes softened. “You were upset…”
“No, I wasn’t.”
“You’re a terrible liar, Chelsea. Fucking horrible at it. You don’t hide your feelings very well.”
“You think you know just about everything there is to know about me, don’t you?”
“Not everything. But it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to read you. It’s one of the things I like about you, though. You’re one of the least fake people I’ve ever met.”
“Then, tell me. Why do you think I was upset?”
“Honestly? I think you’re confused about me.”
“Confused…”
“Yes. I think you’re wondering why I opted not to have dinner with you and instead ended up with a woman I’d literally just met, someone who isn’t as sweet as you and sure as fuck isn’t as pretty as you. So, you’re wondering what the hell I was thinking. Am I right?”
That’s exactly what I was thinking.
He continued, “I know we haven’t known each other for very long, but I do feel a connection with you, okay? If you’ve sensed something, you’re not imagining it.”
“Well, if I wasn’t confused before…now I definitely am.”
“I feel like I need to say this now, because I can’t stand the thought of you thinking that I somehow find you undesirable when it’s exactly the opposite.”
I crossed my arms. “Again. Not following you.”
He closed his eyes as if to try to find the right words. “It’s just that I know for sure that I can’t ever be what someone like you needs in a boyfriend, in a partner. It’s not that we wouldn’t have fun or be great together at first. I’m just not good for you in the long-term—not marriage material. And the reasons are too complex to get into, except to say that it has nothing to do with you and everything to do with me. I can’t, in good conscience, start something with a girl like you.”
“A girl like me…”
“Yes. You’re not the kind of girl a guy takes home for a quick fuck. You’re the girl he keeps.”
Right. Just like Elec did.


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About the Author:
Penelope Ward
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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author. She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor, before switching to a more family-friendly career. She is the proud mother of a beautiful 11-year-old girl with autism and a 9-year-old boy. Penelope and her family reside in Rhode Island.


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RoomHate:


Stuck-Up Suit: (co-written with Vi Keeland)

Cocky Bastard: (co-written with Vi Keeland)


Sins of Sevin:

Stepbrother Dearest:


Jake Undone (Jake #1):

My Skylar


Jake Understood (Jake #2):


Gemini:

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