Monday, August 19, 2019

Review Tour: The Day He Came Back by Penelope Ward


A Standalone Contemporary Romance
New York Times, USA Today, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author
Penelope Ward
It was the summer of my life.
I’d met the guy of my dreams.
Unfortunately, he was the son of my uppity employer—and very much off-limits.
But Gavin was a rebel. He knew his mother would disown him if she found out about us; in his eyes, we just had to be careful.
He never treated me as his mother did—like hired help.
Instead, Gavin put me on a pedestal and loved me harder than I’d ever been loved in my life.

What a summer it was.
Until it all ended—badly.

I was never supposed to see Gavin again.
That didn’t stop me from thinking about him every day for ten years.
I knew little about his life now, just that he was an entrepreneur living an ocean away.

When a twist of fate had me working again in the very place our love affair started a decade earlier, I knew it was only a matter of time before I might see him again.
But I wasn’t prepared.
What if he hated me?
What if he loved someone else now?
I wasn’t prepared for all the unknowns.

And most of all, I wasn’t prepared for today to be the day he came back.

5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

This author never fails to give me the stomachsaults. In case you don't know, that's my reading description for a story that gives me a stomach ache while free throwing me into a somersault.

Raven is back in the house she never thought to see again. Ten years ago, her mother was the housekeeper for a wealthy family. Raven helped out. The matriarch is a snob who believes her family is better than most. She has two sons, Gavin and Weldon. Weldon is a bit of an arrogant douche, but Gavin...well he's about as wonderful as it gets.

Raven and Gavin share a summer together. The type that never leaves you, regardless of what season it is. But something happens that forces them apart and Raven is forced to break Gavin's heart.

Ten years later, Raven is a private duty nurse assigned to take care of Gavin's father. The mother is dead (good riddance!) and Mr. Masterson suffers from dementia. Raven's looks come from her mother, Renata. In Mr. Masterson's confuse mind, Raven is Renata. Raven isn't completely freaked out by this, it's almost comforting. Her own mom passed away and somehow it makes her feel close.

Raven's life is turned upside down when Gavin shows up out of the blue. He never expected to see Raven again, and as much as she has always had him in her heart, having him in the house where she works, well things are going to get weird.

I could just feel the chemistry and the unfinished business between these two. Gavin is a successful inventor of robotics and lives in London. He can't help but be drawn to Raven. I loved being able to read both POV's, Gavin is not as unaffected by seeing Raven again as he would have her believe.

Life has changes so much in the last ten years, and yet it's almost as if they had never been apart. Can Raven tell Gavin why she broke his heart? Maybe she will, maybe she can share some of the things that have happened in her life. But then...da da da da...cue the evil music. This is Penelope Ward. Author Extraordinaire and Tormentor. Yep, this is where I free fall, clutching my Kindle and saying, No No No to myself.

Well once you recover from that baby heart attack, there are a few more jolts waiting to make your eyes wet. But what is more delicious than a second chance at love romance?

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Saturday, August 17, 2019

Release Blitz: Hush Hush by Lucia Franco

Title: Hush Hush
Author: Lucia Franco
Genre: New Adult College/Erotic Romance
Release Date: August 14, 2019


I knew the

reveal my true identity.
Play the
game, give the illusion.
Don’t get
close to the clients.

The dark
and glamorous lifestyle of the rich and shameless open my eyes to a lavish
world of sin and wealth, and a man I can’t have.
A man I
desperately want—James Riviera.
treading a fine line as we live the ultimate double life until we make a
startling discovery that tests both our loyalties.
I only had
to follow the rules, but rules are meant to be broken.


5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

I loved this book!!  Honestly I wasn’t even sure what this book was about.  I quickly read the blurb, but as you can see it is little vague.  All I knew was that Lucia Franco wrote it and it was a forbidden romance.  And if anyone knows how to write a forbidden romance it is her.  This book is hot and sexy and forbidden in so many ways.  There ae twists that will shock you and moments that will completely test your limits, and your morals.  I questioned mine many times while reading it.  All I can say is to just go in blind, it is so much better that way.  

Aubrey is a college student who is struggling to make ends meet.  Aside from her best friend Natalie, the only person she has in her life is her Grammy. She is currently working two jobs just to pay the rent and take care of her Grammy.  He friend sees her struggling and working so hard, so she finally decides to tell Aubrey the truth about her job and at the same time recruiting her to work the same job as she does.  Aubrey is shocked and not sure that being a high-priced escort is something that she can do.  It’s great money but can she really sell her soul to the devil, so to speak?

There are rules to her new job, one being to never get attached to a client.  That seemed easy enough until she met James riviera.  He is much older than her, but he is sexy, has a body that will make you weak in the knees, tattoos covering his body, and he knows how to be demanding in the bedroom. When they first meet the chemistry between them is instant.  There is no denying the attraction, but it is so much more than that.  They are two people who get each other, who understand each other and neither one of them judges the other.  They are both walking a fine line, one that they should not be crossing.  Aubrey should walk away but how do you walk away from a man who makes you feel the way that James does?  

I could not get enough of this book and the characters.  The story line was different, and Ms. Franco writes a forbidden romance like it is nobody’s business.  I loved James from the moment I met him, but I will admit at times my feelings for him were questionable.  I needed to know why he was there with Aubrey and to understand it all.  And when that moment comes when he finally opens up to Aubrey you see this hot and sexy tattooed man have this vulnerability to him. And hearing his story only solidified my love for him. He was gorgeous and the intimate moments between them were nothing short of hot and amazing.  And when he called her sweetheart, my God, I melted every single time!!  I absolutely loved him.  I did not care what his life outside of Aubrey was, all that mattered to me was that these two belonged to each other.  

Aubrey is a tricky character to love because she is this strong and independent woman who will work her butt off and do what she needs to, so she can help her Grammy which I admire, just not the way she went about it, hence making that part a little tricky. If that makes sense.  She is strong, and sassy and that is what I loved about her.  

Hush Hush was a fantastic read. It is a hot and sexy romance that will break you once or twice.  I was sucked in from the first page.  I devoured this book, ad when it was all over I was sad that it ended.  These are two characters that I cannot forget.  I want more of them. Lucia Franco has this way of making a forbidden romance feel so right.  As I said earlier, you may question your morals but everything that these two characters feel you feel with them.   It may be wrong, but Ms. Franco makes it feel so very right.  I honestly had one issue with this book and the was the end. I am selfish and wanted so much more of them, so for me I wished the epilogue was a little longer.  But otherwise I love everything about this book. From the story, to Aubrey’s relationship with her best friend, how she took care of her Grammy and of course her relationship with James.  It was perfect!!! 

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Release Blitz: Dare by SL Scott

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Dare Marquis is a bad boy rock star with a body to match.


Devilish good looks.

A voice that commands attention.

A night with him and no strings attached is just what I need. But he makes it impossible to not want more when he runs his hand through his dark, wild hair and smiles. One he only shares with me.

Weatherly Beck is an angel with a body made for sin.


Drop dead gorgeous.

Too good for any guy from the east side.

Her life is planned out, so I don’t have a right to step in and mess up her future. But when I look into her sapphire blue eyes and taste the innocence on her lips, I know we’re meant to be more than a one-night stand.

I want her to take a chance on me, to take a chance on us. She may not be a damsel in distress, but I Dare her to let me be her Hero.


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Living in the capital of Texas with her family, Scott loves traveling and avocados, beaches, and cooking with her kids. She's obsessed with epic romances and loves a good plot twist. Her favorite color is blue, but she likens it more toward the sky than the emotion. Her home is filled with the welcoming symbol of the pineapple and finds surfing a challenge though she likes to think she's a pro.
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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Blog Tour: Gage by Ella Fox and Rochelle Paige

GAGE (Love Under the Lights #1) by Ella Fox & Rochelle Paige
Release Date: August 5th
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Gage Ryan was a notorious heartbreaker, on screen and off. A confirmed bachelor, this world-famous actor dashed the hopes of millions of adoring fans when he rejected marriage and commitment: no wedding bells, no baby carriages.

He'd never had cause to consider the alternative, but that all changed the night he met rising star, Morgan Kelly. Too bad her first impression of him was less than favorable.

Although their attraction was instant and mutual, Morgan wasn't interested. Hollywood heartthrobs were trouble. Especially Gage, a man used to women who would do anything for his attention.
Not happening.

But Gage knew how to go after what he wanted, and his desire for Morgan was stronger than anything he'd ever felt before. Powerful enough to make him reconsider his previously held beliefs on love and longevity. He just had to convince her of how serious he was. It was a good thing he was ready for the chase.

3.5 Stars
Review by Lisa Kane

Gage Ryan is the hottest actor in Hollywood right now. He lays eyes on Morgan Kelly, the talented actress up for an award at the Golden Globes. But he gets the wrong impression and thinks she's dating someone. He comes off as aloof and almost angry with her. Sending her mixed messages isn't going to help his case when he finds out he's wrong and she's single.

Morgan Kelly is finally making her dreams come true. She's worked hard for success and it's just within her grasp. Her work is getting the recognition that it deserves. She might be attracted to Gage, but he's making her head spin with his hot and cold act.

Gage is used to getting what he wants. His reputation of never wanting to get married or have children is well known and Hollywood wants nothing more than to see him fall for a woman who will change him. Morgan Kelly just might be that woman. He might not know how far she's going to make him fall, but he's ready to take the leap.

Not everyone is happy for Morgan's success. Cue the ominous music. There's a bit of a mystery going on, but that only serves to bring Gage and Morgan closer.

This is a light, airy read. A couple of things seemed far fetched to me. There's a scene where Gage tells Morgan not to worry about him spoiling her with his money. His accountant told him he makes an average of five hundred thousand dollars a day. Really? That's a million dollars every two days. Hmmm...And Gage constantly refers to her as "beautiful".

"It's not a big deal, beautiful."

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I finally had Morgan back in my arms, right where she belonged. We fit together perfectly as her soft curves pressed up against me. My cock felt like it was ready to bust through my jeans to get to her pussy, but I needed her to understand this thing between us meant more to me than just getting my dick wet. Reluctantly ripping my mouth from hers, I growled, “Before we go any further, you’ve got to know that I didn’t bring you here just for sex.”
“I know I gave you a hard time when we first met about not waving this thing around”—she slid her hand between our bodies and glided it down my hard length—“but I didn’t mean forever. We’re way past the point of you needing to prove your intentions to me. You’ve already exceeded my expectations when it comes to that.”
My hips punched forward, pressing my cock deeper into her palm. “Good because that means I’m free to surpass them again in a way that’ll give us both a fuck ton of pleasure.”
“Go ahead and give it your best try, hotshot.” Her plump lips curved up in a slight grin as she issued the challenge I was more than willing to accept.

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USA Today Bestselling Author Ella Fox has learned a bunch of stuff along the way but the most important of all those things is that anything is possible when you try. In 2012 she took a big leap of faith and published her first book, Broken Hart. Since then she’s written fifteen more full-length books and several novellas– and every one is a reminder that you can live your dream as long as you work for it.
Ella’s favorite things are music, movies, traveling, The Foo Fighters and, of course, reading. This isn’t a surprise considering the fact that her mom is USA Today Bestselling Author Suzanne Halliday.

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I absolutely adore reading—always have and always will. When I was growing up, my friends used to tease me when I would trail after them, trying to read and walk at the same time. If I have downtime, odds are you will find me reading or writing.
I am the mother of two wonderful sons who have inspired me to chase my dream of being an author. I want them to learn from me that you can live your dream as long as you are willing to work for it.
When I told my mom that my new year's resolution was to self-publish a book in 2013, she pretty much told me, "About time!"

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“Not all love stories are written in the same way.

Ours had torn chapters, missing paragraphs, and a bittersweet ending.”

Broken Knight, the highly anticipated new standalone in the All Saints High series from USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen is coming August 25th, and we have the red-hot cover!


Luna Rexroth is everyone’s favorite wallflower.
See, under the meek, tomboy exterior everyone loves yet pities is a girl who knows exactly what – and who – she wants.
Namely, the boy from the treehouse, who taught her how to curse in sign language.
Who taught her how to laugh.
To live.
To love.
Knight Cole is everyone’s favorite football hero.
See, the daredevil hellraiser could knock you up with his gaze alone, but only has eyes for the girl across the street.
But Luna is not who she used to be. She doesn’t need his protection anymore.
When life throws a curveball at All Saints’ golden boy, he is forced to realize that not all heroes are knights.
Sometimes, the greatest love stories could flourish amidst the worst tragedies.

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Blog Tour: Resist by K. Bromberg

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"A sexy, emotional roller coaster ride with explosive chemistry between a powerhouse couple. I was hooked from the first page!"-- J.T. Geissinger, author

Resist, the first in an all-new irresistible duet by New York Times bestselling author K. Bromberg is available now!

From the New York Times bestselling author of the Driven series comes a powerful romance about reaching great heights through low depths.
Who says you have to play by the rules to get what you want?
Agreeing to meet Ryker Lockhart is my first mistake. Rich, handsome, and more than intriguing, he thinks blackmail will bend me to his will.
But he’s wrong.
I may have done a few things that weren’t exactly legal, but I have my own reasons for that. The last thing I’m going to do is let some high-powered divorce attorney come into my life, have my body, and rule my heart. Not to mention ruin everything that I have carefully built in just a short amount of time.
But as much as I try to resist him, and against my better judgment, there is something about him that has me agreeing to his proposal.
I’m putting everything on the line for him. I just hope I won’t lose everything when this is all over.

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Review by Trinette Dungee

Vaughn Sanders is straddling two worlds. In one, she’s the mysterious Vee, the madam. In the other She’s just plain ole’ Vaughn, struggling waitress just trying to pay down debt so she can gain custody of her special needs niece. She only has to keep the “madam” side of her life going until her debt is paid and if she wants any chance of getting her niece, she must keep the two separate. So far, it’s been easy, exhausting, but easy. Until Ryker Lockhart enters her world. He’s a client. A client for one of her girls, not for her; she doesn’t do that part of the business. An unexpected turn of events finds her being the one sent to entertain Mr. Lockhart in and out of his bed, but Ryker’s suddenly interested in more than what the contract calls for.

Ryker Lockhart is a busy man. He’s a high-powered divorce attorney and between his clients and his always a bride on the brink of divorce mother, he knows the nastier side of marriage and intends to stay as far away from it as possible. Long term relationships aren’t for him. When he higher Wicked Ways to provide him the perfect companion he encounters Saxony.

Ryker knows immediately that Saxony is not what he ordered and ends up sending her away. A twisted turn of events leads Ryker to discover that Saxony is Vaughn, the waitress, at an exclusive club. But there’s still something about Saxony/Vaughn and Vee, they mysterious madam he’s never met, that doesn’t add up and has him intrigued. Once the mysterious is solved Saxony/Vee/Vaughn has been solved the two begin to spend more and more time together.

Okay, I was sucked into this book. Reading the synopsis, I was intrigued but no way did I think I would like this book so much. I loved these two. The chemistry was there, the wit was there. I never expected Ryker to turn into this “relationship guy”, but there he was. Vaughn wasn’t this weak damsel in distress. She was sassy, and she gave as good as she got. She and Ryker were definitely involved in a power struggle. Eventually, Vaughn let her guard down, she opened-up, she loosened up.

The two of them were spending time together, laughing together, getting to know each other, falling in love…and then it happened. What happened you ask? Well hell if I know! (Hands thrown up in the air) One minute they’re the perfect couple and the next minute hearts are broken. That’s all you get, because that’s where it ends. A discovery that shocks one of the characters to their core (and I’m not telling you who). In case you haven’t figured it out...this is a cliff-hanger!!!

Now it all makes sense. As I was reading, I was looking at the percentage and it was getting closer and closer to the end, so I just think to myself “okay, this is going to be one of those no real angst and shit happens but they work through it and all the pieces just fall into place type of stories; and that’s cool because sometimes you just need a story like that. Well, this ain’t that story. Anyone who knows me knows the one thing I hate…cliffhangers, they give me anxiety. So, I did my research and the next book, Reveal, looks to be releasing sometime in late summer/early fall.

I’ve been hearing about K. Bromberg for a very long time and decided to finally give her a try, but let me tell you lady, if this is how you’re going to treat me, I don’t know if we can be friends. Not unless I have all the books in front of me to read back to back. Now I’ll have to stalk you and you’ve got no one to blame but yourself; this is all on you. Looking at you with a side-eye from now on missy. SIDE-FREAKING-EYE! Guess I’ll just sit here with my neurotic self and imagine would could happen.

Aside from that, AWESOME READ; just wait closer to September to read it. 

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“It won’t be as easy as you think to walk away from the high life. Money is a powerful thing. Once you have it, it’s hard as hell to live without, Vaughn.”
I start to protest but then realize he doesn’t get it. He knows how much he is paying me. He sees the expensive clothes and jewelry I have on but has no clue they are from thrift stores and pawnshops.

“I’ll walk away.”

The chuckle he emits scrapes over my nerves and irritates them. “No, you won’t. You’re addicted to the power of it. Of knowing you can bring a man to his knees. Of the ability to use your body to get exactly what you want.”

“You don’t know a thing about me.”

But the ghost of a smirk that plays at the corner of his mouth makes me fear he just might. “You don’t have to be embarrassed by it, Vaughn. I get off on the same type of power when I’m in court. It’s a high. Something once you have a taste of, you only seem to want more of.”

“Don’t paint your experience on my canvas,” I murmur.

“Here we are,” he says, pulling my attention to our surroundings instead of to him. We’re standing outside the entrance to The Club, and every part of me deflates a little at the thought of having to go back inside with him.

Of having to play more of the part, when this, me getting to be a little more of myself, has been so unexpected and nice.

“Here we are,” I repeat.

We stare at each other, the shadows of the night playing over his face and reminding me I barely know this man and that I do, in fact, want to know him more.

“I’d be more than happy to drive you home—”


He puts a finger to my lips. “But that’s too personal.” He steps into me so that we’re both in the shadows now on the broad sidewalk.

“It’s too personal,” I agree as I draw in the scent of him, the feel of his palms as they run up and down my arms. And for the briefest of moments I forget what I’m doing here and that he’s paid me for it because all I can think about is him kissing me. All I want is him to.

“Why don’t we go—”

His lips close ever so slowly over mine so that I have no choice but to sink into the kiss. A kiss that’s soft and tender when every other one we’ve shared thus far has been raging with a lascivious desire.

But not this one.

My body heats up nerve by nerve. Muscle by muscle. Sensation by sensation.

Until he leans back so his forehead rests against mine and we breathe in the same air.

“Good night, Vaughn.”


My head snaps up as Ryker takes a step back, regret owning every part of his expression, including the desire warring in his eyes.

“I don’t understand.” Flummoxed, I stand where I am and just watch him as he takes another step back and points to the taxi pulled up to the curb at my back.

“Your cab is here.” His smile is pained.

“But . . .”

He lifts a hand in silent goodbye before he turns the corner, leaving me staring after him as the taxi driver ushers me into the cab.

Tears sting my eyes as he pulls away from the curb.

Ryker just gave me exactly what I asked for—no sex—and yet every part of me is confused by it.

Because I want him.

And now I’m not exactly sure what I’m supposed to do about it.

About K. Bromberg
New York Times Bestselling author K. Bromberg writes contemporary novels that contain a mixture of sweet, emotional, a whole lot of sexy, and a little bit of real. She likes to write strong heroines, and damaged heroes who we love to hate and hate to love.
A mom of three, she plots her novels in between school runs and soccer practices, more often than not with her laptop in tow.
Since publishing her first book in 2013, Kristy has sold over one million copies of her books across sixteen different countries and has landed on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestsellers lists over twenty-five times. Her Driven trilogy (Driven, Fueled, and Crashed) is currently being adapted for film by Passionflix with the first movie slated to release in the summer of 2018.
She is currently working on her Everyday Heroes trilogy. This series consists of three complete standalone novels—Cuffed, Combust, and Cockpit (late spring 2018)—and is about three brothers who are emergency responders, the jobs that call to them, and the women who challenge them.
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