Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Release Blitz: Code Name: Hacker by Sawyer Bennett

Code Name: Hacker (Jameson Force Security, Book #4)
Sawyer Bennett
Release Date: March 31, 2020

I’m not the same Bebe Grimshaw I was years ago. The woman I was spent years behind the bars of the highest security women’s prison in the nation, my punishment for hacking nuclear codes as part of a crime syndicate I’d gotten in way too deep with. The woman I am today doesn’t regret what I did, or the fact that I got caught, but I am remorseful for the years I lost with my son, Aaron. Released from my sentence early thanks to Kynan McGrath, I joined his team at Jameson Force Security and now put my skills to use helping people.

I’m just trying to get back a piece of what I lost, focusing solely on raising Aaron and my work at Jameson. As long as I have my son and my career, I’m content. But life has a funny way of letting you know exactly what you need, and when a devastatingly handsome stranger named Griffin befriends Aaron at the park, I have to consider I might be missing something. A part of me that was locked away long ago reawakens, and I find myself looking at Griff in a way I’ve not looked at a man in more than a decade.

Just when I think things are starting to look up, my world is turned upside down. Turns out that meeting wasn’t an accident, and things aren’t going my way at all.

Griffin Moore is the man sent here to kill me.

4 stars
Review by Trinette Dungee

Bebe made some bad decisions when she was down on her luck. She had a young son and a sick mom to take care of. The decision she made to make some extra cash cost her everything and to save her country she made the ultimate sacrifice. When Kynan McGrath enters her life, he presents her with the opportunity of a lifetime that sounds too good to be true. Now, Bebe is a free woman helping those in need, living with her son and her mother. She’s content with her life until a stranger enters and starts her thinking she might be missing out on one thing in her life. When Griffin enters her life Bebe tries to resist him, but she’s immediately smitten. Unfortunately, Bebe learns that sometimes “too good to be true” is very accurate. 

Griffin has been hired to eliminate Bebe Grimshaw, the man who hired him wants her gone like yesterday. Griffin devises a plan to get close to Bebe but soon finds that eliminating her isn’t something he wants to do. He’s attraction to Bebe and her family is giving him a glimpse of a life he didn’t think have. When he makes the bold decision to reveal his true self to Bebe he has to accept that he may have just signed his death warrant.

Finally, we are getting to Bebe’s story, I’ve been intrigued by her from the start. Aside from being the only female on on the team, she’s a single mom. I love the single parent trope so couldn’t wait to dig in. 

The first introduction is Griff and let me tell you, I WAS NOT a fan. I didn’t like him or the way he was using, Aaron, Bebe’s son to get to her. But, at the same time, there was something so charming about him from the minute he approached Bebe…sigh.

Jameson group is hard at work with one project after another and the latest project that has fallen in their lap is protecting one of the own; savine Bebe’s life. After comes clean about why he is there the team comes together to take down the man who Bebe could send to prison for the rest of his life. 

All of the old characters are back including Dozer. Bebe can’t deny her attraction to Griff and her main confidant is Dozer. Dozer is pretty much a straight shooter. He encourages Bebe to take the chance on a relationship and challenges her to face what really frightens her.

But I’m scared. I mean, what if this doesn’t go anywhere? How do I even begin to explain my past to him? How do I build something with someone when I don’t even know if my past is going to catch up with me in a really horrible way?”

The relationship thing was new to both Bebe and Griff, but Griff didn’t hold back as much as Bebe. Then again, she had her son and mother to consider which made her more hesitant. Griff however seemed to jump in with both feet. What I liked about him was his straightforwardness. He was honest with everyone one involved, including Bebe’s mom and son. He was all in from the beginning and once he was on board with the relationship his loyalty to Bebe never faulted.

You want to know that this is, Bebe? He asks, but I hold still because of the low rhetoric rumble of his voice. “It’s fucking destiny. Our paths crossed, two people who were probably a billion-to-one odds of ever meeting, yet we were supposed to come into each other’s lives at the moment we did. I was supposed to be the one who was sent to find, you and it was supposed to be you that was meant to save, and together? Well, together the world is our fucking oyster is what I’m thinking We’re going to work together-take down the monster who destroyed your life and hurt so many other innocent people. We’re going to do it together. And while we’re at it, were, going to continue to get to know you. I don’t need this case to be over to take it to the next level with you, but if you want to take it slow, just know I’m not fucking going anywhere. So, we can move at a pace that’s good with you. Whatever we decide-we do it together, knowing were together for reason that defies all logic and reason, and I’m not letting this opportunity pass.” I just stare at him, think my ovaries combusted.

Girl, MINE TOO!!! OMG, I practically melted after that speech. I might have started off not liking Griff and gradually warming up to him, but after that, I was team Griff all the way. 

For everything that Bebe’s been through I was happy she was so eager (or as eager as she could be) to embark on this relationship with Griff. Until this book, it was very hard for me to put together a mental imagine of Bebe, finally I have my mental picture.

I’m not an angst girl so I love that angst is kept to a minimum in Sawyer’s books. One of my favorite things about her writing and this book is no different...the situation itself almost because a character…if that makes any sense. 

As always, the peripheral characters add to the storyline. There are old characters that show up and we see how they have progressed, there are characters who have a slight attraction to each other that could lead to something more, there are characters who live lifestyles that let you know when their time comes they are going to fall hard, there’re crossover moments from other series and most importantly, there’s info on the missing Malik that we can’t wait to get!!!!

Oh yeah and there’s always some steamy sex scene that makes you need to fan yourself.

Griff’s hand comes to my jaw and he leans over me, driving in deep. He pulls me up a bit, forces my face around to look at him for what I think might be a kiss. Instead, he just stares, our noses almost touching while he holds himself still inside me. “We need to figure this out,” he murmurs in a liquid tone. “Figured what out?” “How we keep this going after it’s all said and done,” he replies simply before leaning in and giving me a soft kiss.

I’m curious about the book cover. Considering Griff isn’t a part of Jameson and Bebe is and it’s basically her story…why his pic and not Bebe’s or at least one with both of them. That then got me thinking, has there ever been a book cover with a female?  Things that make you go Hmmmmmm.

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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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Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Release Blitz and Review - From the First Verse by M. Robinson

Release Date: March 24

Dear diary,

Once upon a time…

There was a girl with long golden hair who had the truest, bluest eyes that turned white when she cried.

She lived in a kingdom far, far away in a tower made of stone, but her mind was made of glass that she kept sharp as knives.

Where her memories hid behind her darkest doubts.

Her deepest thoughts.
Her diary became the only thing she could rely on.

No one saw through her looking glass.
No one cared.
No one tried.

Until the villain presented himself as the hero in her life.
He took and took and took some more.

With no regret.
With no shame.
With no apology.

The page never turned.
Their story didn’t end.
Tomorrow never came.
His life of debauchery was their journey to nowhere.

She’d give anything to go back in time.
To walk where she had walked.
To see what she had seen.
One step.
One breath.
One day at a time.
Though in the end, “I love you” were just words.

That destroyed us inside.

4 Stars
Review by Lisa Kane

Cash McGraw is the son of Dylan McGraw, one of the good ol' boys. But unlike his detective father, his passion is for music. He and his father are like oil and water. Neither can understand the other, and Dylan has no tolerance for his son. (I have to admit, up until this book, I loved Dylan, but now, not so much.

Cash's best friend is Harley Jameson. She is like a sister to him and she always has his back. But while they are inseparable, Harley has a love/hate relationship with Jackson Pierce, Cash's arch enemy. So much teenage drama.

Journey Pierce is Jackson's baby sister. She's twelve years younger than Cash, but is enamoured by him. Even as a baby, she adored him. He doted on her and thought her love of music was endearing. But Cash has demons and things boil over with his father.

But he promised Journey he would always be in her life.

"You're going to miss my birthday."
"I'll call you from wherever I am."
"It's not the same."
"I'll send you a gift."
"If I don't get to see you, then I don't care."

But Cash didn't keep his promise. His rise to fame was slow and painful and lonely. But once he joined up with Life of Debauchery, he shot to rock star status and he lived up to the band's name.

The last eleven years of my life moved at a fast pace. I preferred it that way. It was easier to keep my demons at bay. 

Journey is all grown up and at eighteen she's studying in Spain. Fate puts her in Cash's orbit and he can't believe the child he was so fond of is now a gorgeous woman.

Little Miss Thang was here.
Acting like she was grown.
Except now, she fuckin' was. 

There's a reason for Cash's self destructive ways. A moment of selfishness has made for a lifetime of destruction. He may want this grown up version of Journey, but he knows he isn't good enough for her. Will these two be able to find the melody of their lives?

"You were always cute as shit. But Christ, Junie. You're the inspiration behind every love song."

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'Til the Last Lyric 
Release Date: April 21

The completion of Cash & Journey's Story.

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Wall Street Journal & USA Bestselling Author
M. Robinson
loves to read. She favors anything that has angst, romance,
triangles, cheating, love, and of course sex! She has been reading since the
Babysitters Club and R.L. Stein. 

She was born in New Jersey but was raised in Tampa Fl. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D in psychology, with two years left. 

She is married to an amazing man who she loves to pieces. They have two German Shepherd mixes and a Tabby cat.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Maybe Swearing Will Help by Lani Lynn Vale

Release Date: March 10 

Ford Spurlock has known Ashe Trammel since they were babies.

He’s also done his level best to stay away from her because every time he gets to within five feet of her, they’re fighting like cats and dogs.

Ashe is the apple of her father’s eye. The motorcycle club princess that was never to be harmed in any way—or touched for that matter. And he’s always resented the fact that she could get away with things that he couldn’t. Things that she then blames on him and he always gets punished for.

Fast forward to adulthood, and Ashe is still off limits. Still driving him insane. Still…beautiful.

She never misses an opportunity to give him hell, either.

That has to be why he agrees to do a photoshoot for KPD SWAT that’ll benefit her charity even when he’d rather shoot himself in the foot with his duty weapon.
Ashe never thought he’d agree.

Honestly, she thought she’d ask him, he’d say no, and that’d be the end of it.

She never realized that she’d leave his photo up in her cubicle, and it’d be the last thing that she saw every night as she locked her office door.

When they were kids, Ford used to be that boy that threw dirt at her and pulled her hair.

Now, he’s the same Ford Spurlock, only a whole lot sexier. And a lot harder to say no to.

When he challenges her to one date, she has no other recourse but to agree.

What she didn’t agree to was falling in love with Mr. March. Or wanting to give him everything she had to give.

4 Stars
Review by Lisa Kane

I keep reading that this is an enemy to lovers romance, but I wouldn't say that Ashe Trammel and Ford Spurlock are exactly enemies. They were raised together, but they were rivals. Each trying to outdo each other with pranks. As they got older, Ashe is disgusted with the parade of girls that seem to come and go in Ford's life. 

Ashe is a huge cat lover and will do anything to save the innocent little lives. So when an opportunity comes along for Ford to pose in a calendar aimed at making money for cat shelters, Ashe wants Ford to do it. Ford has no interest, but uses this as a chance to make a bet with Ashe. Ashe ups the bet and swears she will make the SWAT team. This bet leads Ashe to follow a path in criminal psychology. Let's face it, her family has pull in the department and unfair as it may seem, she receives special treatment.
This is no hardship to Ford, who is forced to realize his true feelings for Ashe. When it seems that he might be losing her in his life, he steps up to the plate.

There's some intrigue in this story, but I have to admit I haven't read every book of Ms. Vale's. I found myself lost more than a few times, as this was supposed to be a stand alone, but there are intertwining characters from other books. I found myself wishing for a family tree to be able to follow all the history. 

But aside from that, Maybe Swearing Will Help is funny and sexy and just another great release from this author!

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Meet Lani Lynn Vale

Lani Lynn Vale is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling Author of over thirty titles. She is married with three children, two dogs, to cats, a donkey, and a couple (a couple meaning over twenty) chickens. 

She hails from the Great State of Texas. 

When she's not writing, you can find her curled up in her favorite chair reading.

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