Monday, February 28, 2022

Review Tour for Sawyer Bennett's Stone (Pittsburgh Titans #2)

Stone (Pittsburgh Titans, Book 2) Sawyer Bennett Release Date: March 1, 2022


Minor league player Stone Dumelin lost his younger brother when the Titans’ team plane went down. He never expected the phone call that followed. After a shoulder injury put my NHL career on ice, I resigned myself to the fact I’d never see my way out of the minor league again. As my career faded, my estranged brother’s star shot into orbit as the first line left winger for the Pittsburgh Titans. But when the team’s plane crashed returning home one night, his light was snuffed out, and I was given the opportunity of a lifetime. Now I’m in Pittsburgh, playing for the Titans, and face-to-face with my dead brother’s ghost at every turn. His locker, his legacy, his persistent and annoyingly gorgeous attorney who won’t stop contacting me about his estate, even though I’ve demanded she leave me alone. Harlow Alston would be extremely appealing if she wasn’t so aggravating. Only…that’s a complete lie. She pushes all the right buttons for me, and as much as I want her to quit pestering me about Brooks’s estate, I find myself intrigued by the fiery redhead who can’t take no for an answer. And the more I learn about Harlow, the more I find she might be the key to understanding who Brooks really was, and who I want to be. I’ve got a second shot at a career I thought I’d lost and the opportunity to build something real with Harlow, but can I find strength to move forward or will my past dictate my future?


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Trinette Dungee 4 Stars!

Stone Dumelin was at the top of his game and had the world in the palm of his hand as a professional hockey player, but when a shoulder injury sidelines him and sends him down to the minors his world is turned upside down. Along with the sting of losing his career, he now has to watch his younger brother live the life he lost. The younger brother who was once his best friend, and who’s now been estranged from for the past few years. 

The most tragic of events has given him a second chance in the majors. When a plane crash takes the lives of the entire Pittsburgh Titans Team, Stone is called up to join the newly formed team. Stone is not only trying to find his footing on this new team, but he’s grappling with the loss of his younger brother Brooks, who was a victim in the fatal crash.  When Stone receives messages from Harlow Alston about his brother’s affairs, he responds to her by saying he wants nothing from his brother; but Harlow does not give up. 

When her friend Brooks died in a plane crash it nearly broke Harlow, it had her tempted to go back to a lifestyle that wasn’t the healthiest for her. Brooks has tasked her with the ultimate favor. He’s asked her to reach out to his brother and execute his final wishes. Stone was less than receptive to Harlow’s requests. The Stone she meets is rude, brash, and arrogant, but Harlow knows it comes from a place of hurt. 

Stone learns that Harlow isn’t just handling a legal matter for his brother, they were actually friends. Getting to know Harlow lets him get to know his brother all over again and helps him deal with his guilt and the loss. Harlow introduces him to a side of Brooks that he never knew existed, or at least his brother wasn’t ready to share with him. 

What I loved most about this book is that Stone and Harlow are two very flawed people and their flaws aren’t sugar coated. While Harlow may appear to have her life together, she is battling demons of her own. It’s while battling these demons that she meets Brooks and learns about his life and his complicated relationship with Stone. In fact, Stone discovers that Harlow knows quite a lot about him. Although she’s only gotten Brooks’ version of him, she was able to read him pretty easily. 

Stone and Harlow come from very different worlds. Harlow comes from wealth, old money with very supportive parents and family. Stone never knew wealth until he made it to the majors and his parents were far from supportive. He had a manipulative, sadistic, abusive father and an enabling mother. 

I just recently finished another book where the phrase “The sins of the parents will be visited upon their children”, initially I took this to mean that the kids would ultimately pay the price for whatever wrongs their parents did. This statement also fits this story, but in a much different way. His father’s parenting of his brother and him had such an effect on him that it’s something Stone doesn’t realize until meeting Harlow’s family and Stone questions his ability to be in a relationship or have a family for fear that he will be just like his father. 

Stone’s story seems to be broken up into two sections. The first being his struggle to overcome the guilt he felt about his brother, coming to terms with the type of person their father was, the type of father who would deliberately pit two brothers against each other in order to always have the upper hand. The second, focuses on Stone’s ability to accept his new life and the possibility of a new relationship. 

This is only book number two in the series, but I’m loving how it’s going so far. The ability to build storylines that all center around one tragic event is proving to be very interesting. The other thing I loved about this book was the focus on Stone, although it’s a dual POV, the primary character remained Stone. Often times, dual POV stories tend to be heavy on the female character, but this one kept Stone at the forefront.  

Sunday, February 27, 2022

Review Tour for Penelope Ward's The Assignment

Title: The Assignment
Author: Penelope Ward
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 28, 2022


From New York Times bestselling author Penelope Ward, comes a new standalone novel.

Reasons why I should not be drawn to Troy Serrano.
Number one: He’s obnoxious.
Number two: He and I were enemies over a decade ago in high school.
Number three: He’s my friend’s ex-boyfriend.
I could go on and on, really.
When my boss gives me an unwanted assignment and tells me it involves spending time with the grandson of one of our residents—the grandson turns out to be Troy. He’s now as successful as he is undeniably handsome.
Lucky me. Four hours a week of having to deal with his insufferable personality and unsolicited advice.
The only consolation is getting to stare at his annoyingly gorgeous face in between our many arguments.
Eventually, though, we slowly warm to each other and our outings become something I actually look forward to.
What’s happening to me?
Apparently, I misunderstood the assignment, because it certainly didn’t include thinking about Troy when I close my eyes at night, imagining what it would be like with him—just once. All the while hating myself for fantasizing about a guy who’s all wrong for me. A guy whose car I keyed back in the day. (Long story, but he deserved it.)
That’s all this is—a fantasy.
Well, until that one night at the bar.
The night Troy and I run into each other, and all of our pent-up frustration comes barreling out.
Still, I refuse to accept that it means anything.
There’s no way the guy I’m supposed to hate is also the one I can’t live without.


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Penelope Ward is a New York Times, USA Today and #1 Wall Street Journal bestselling author of contemporary romance.

She grew up in Boston with five older brothers and spent most of her twenties as a television news anchor. Penelope resides in Rhode Island with her husband, son, and beautiful daughter with autism.

With over two million books sold, she is a 21-time New York Times bestseller and the author of over twenty novels. Her books have been translated into over a dozen languages and can be found in bookstores around the world.






Lisa Kane's 4 Star Review

Aspyn Dumont works at Horizons retirement community. She's good at her job, and she feels good about the works she does. Her boss gives her a special assignment-to chaperone one of the resident's (Mr. Serrano) on outings with his son. Seems his son has "sprung" his grandfather free from the home without getting permission to take him off the premises. Aspyn figures it can't be too hard and she really likes Mr. Serrano.

Well knock her over with a big bowl of "oh no you aren't". Mr. Serrano's grandson is Troy Serrano, Aspyn's nemesis in high school. He dated and cheated on Jasmine, Aspyn's best friend. Not about to let her bestie get disrespected, Aspyn made it it her life's mission to make Troy miserable- she keyed his car, put a little special ingredient in his food to help clean out his colon and generally did all she could to get revenge. Now he's back in her hometown for a bit to watch over his grandfather while his dad is on vacation. 

Troy left town after high school and never really looked back. His a financial investment advisor, makes tons of money and has settled down in Seattle. He can work remotely and wants to spend time with his grandfather. But when he sees who the retirement home has assigned him to chaperone his outings, he's surprised. Aspyn brings back memories that aren't filled with Troy's finest moments. He was a kid back then, and made stupid choices. Aspyn can't still be holding a grudge after all these years? 

Aspyn is helping to raise her late sister's daughter Kiki. She never had the opportunity to leave town and see something of the world. She had responsibilities and her life is here, but she can't help but be a little resentful of Troy and all he's done since graduation. At first they are a couple of prickly pears, uncomfortable around each other, but drawn to each other nonetheless. 

After each outing, there's a little more to bring them closer. It's only a matter of time until they give in to the chemistry between them. Keep in mind this is a Penelope Ward novel-if you've read her books before then you know all that sweet is going to curdle at some point. Just keep reading, take deep breaths and know that when two people are so right for each other, maybe they can work through all the wrong. 


Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Release Blitz: Devil's Pawn by Natasha Knight

Title: Devil's Pawn
Series: Devil's Pawn Duet #1
Author: Natasha Knight
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: February 22, 2022



Jericho St. James hates my family.

Powerful, wealthy beyond belief, he is the most dangerous man I know.
And I belong to him.

He’s taken me from my home.
He plans to make me his wife.
And he’s made it very clear I’ll be sleeping in his bed.

But my beast has a secret.

His one weakness. One that makes hating him impossible.

He has a daughter.

And he’ll do anything to keep her safe.


The Bishops stole what money cannot replace.

A life for a life. Now I’ll take one of theirs.

Isabelle is my pawn.

I will make her my wife.
I will bed her.
She will be mine in every way.

And once I take what I need from her, I will erase the Bishop family as if they never existed at all.

5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

I must admit that I have been in a book slump lately.  I haven't read a book in quite some time, simply because nothing has piqued my interest.  But when I saw the Ms. Knight had a new book releasing I jumped at the chance to read it.  I was so excited to read it and I am so glad that I did.  Once again Ms. Knight completed delivered.  I have read many of her books and I love them all.  She knows how to write a dark, gritty, and intense story that has you doubting your own insanity.  Because you always manage to fall for the monster.  You try to find the reasons to justify it as well. And Devil's Pawn was no different.  

Jericho is out for revenge against the Bishop family who took something from him.  Revenge for Jericho St. James is not to kill the person that took someone from him, no that would be too easy.  Instead he will take his sister and make her his.  She will be his pawn in his game of revenge.  Isabelle will be his in every way, and denying him will only make it worse for her.  He hates her simply because of her family name.  She hates him for the cruelty she has to endure at his hands, and for taking her away from her life.  

Jericho is not the man to fight back against, to say no to.  But Isabelle is not one to back down even if it results in punishment.  She knows she should hate Jericho and a part of her does.  But there are so many sides to this man that she's not sure how she feels about him.  The one thing that makes her soft when it comes to Jericho St. James is seeing him with is daughter.  His daughter is the one person that he will protect at all costs.  Isabelle, herself has taken a liking to his daughter, coming somewhat of a bond.  She would never let anything happen to that little girl either.  But despite her love for his daughter and softer moments she has with Jericho she knows that his intentions are still not good.  will she continue to fight im every set of the way or will she find herself slowly giving in and falling for this monster?

I love the darkness that Ms. Knight creates wishing her characters and the story itself.  It is dark and makes you question your morals over and over again, but it is never to the point where it is uncomfortable to read.  I loved Jericho, even in his darkest moments, because you could just feel that deep down he does have a conscious and a heart.  He us just letting the past overtake the two of them.  To him, Isabell has always been nothing more than a pawn, but you see how hard he tries to convince himself of that at times.  I loved seeing him with is daughter, the softer side of him.  But it wasn't just with his daughter where he became softer.  You see the moments with Isabelle as well and that is what makes you love him, despite his very dark flaws.

Isabelle is a fighter and that is what I loved about her.  But she is also very caring an when it comes to Jericho's daughter that is exactly what she is. She is falling for that little girl just as much as she is for Jericho.  She wants more for her and I love that she has no issues with telling Jericho how she really feels.  She knows when to fight and when to back down.  I love watching the two of them fight what is right in front of them.  And I cannot wait for that moment when they both finally give in and realize exactly what it s between them.

In true Natasha Knight fashion, this one ended with a cliffhanger.  I am patiently waiting to see how this goes and how it all ends.  Jericho had a secret and at the end Isabelle finds out!!  And boy is she pissed.  Thankfully I do not have to wait too long to find out what happens.  




Releasing March 15



Natasha Knight is the USA Today Bestselling author of Romantic Suspense and Dark Romance Novels. She has sold over half a million books and is translated into six languages. She currently lives in The Netherlands with her husband and two daughters and when she’s not writing, she’s walking in the woods listening to a book, sitting in a corner reading or off exploring the world as often as she can get away.

Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Cover Reveal for Whitney G's Wasted Love with You


Cover Reveal: Wasted Love with You

Author: Whitney G. 

Publication Date: February 28th, 2022

Genres: Contemporary Romance, Light Erotic

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The last time my husband gave me an orgasm was … Well, that's never happened.


And from the way our marriage is crumbling under the weight of his lies, it never will.


Alas, after fighting like hell for a divorce, I promise myself that I'll never waste love on anyone else.


I don't even want to 'date' anyone else.


But that's until I literally run into a man who leaves me breathless at first sight, a man who etches his way into my memory with nothing more than a single smile and a question.


He's an enigma who doesn't want to give me his first name—a man who has more secrets than answers—and from the sexy smirk on his lips, I know that I should stay far away from him.


I try to keep my distance, but he pursues me anyway ...


When he offers me a job I can't refuse, I throw caution to the wind and take a chance.


I should've thought about this a little more.


Little do I know, this man is about to take me on a dangerous ride that might cost me everything.

Book 1 in the wickedly addictive Wasted Love trilogy.

Read the first seven chapters here.





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Whitney G. is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author. Her books have been published in twelve languages.


Whenever she's not penning a new novel, you can find her blogging about self-publishing at The Indie Tea, drinking hot coffee, or traveling the world in sweater boots.


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Release Blitz for LJ Shen's The Rake

The Rake, an all-new captivating royal romance from Wall Street Journal bestselling author L.J. Shen is available now!

Boston’s most infamous femme fatale meets her match in a dangerously mild Englishman who has vowed to never marry.

Emmabelle Penrose has cruised through life never needing a man, a plan that has worked stunningly well until about five minutes ago, when she decided she must have a baby.
Devon Whitehall is 6’2” of premium DNA, financial security, and British royal titles. Best of all, he fears the one thing she dreads the most: getting hitched.
Emmabelle figures it’s a no-brainer when Devon offers his services—sperm and involvement in her future child’s life.
What begins as an innocent, modern-family arrangement, quickly erodes into a web of lies, dark pasts, and unfurled secrets.
Inside this chaos, Emmabelle and Devon are forced to face the awful truth—they are capable of love.
Even worse, they might feel it toward each other.

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L.J. Shen is a USA Today, Washington Post and Amazon #1 best-selling author of contemporary, New Adult and YA romance. Her books have been sold to nineteen different countries.

She lives in California with her husband, son, cat and eccentric fashion choices, and enjoys good wine, bad reality TV shows and catching sun rays with her lazy cat.

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Lisa Kane's 4 1/2 Star Review!

Emmabelle Penrose is independent, resourceful and isn't afraid to do what needs to be done. When she hears some crushing life altering news, she decides she's going to find a sperm donor and have a baby. Sitting in a bar, drinking away her sorrows, she runs into Devon Whitehall.

A few years ago they had a three date fling. But Belle put an end to things, literally throwing him out of her place while he was still undressed. Her heart was in danger of falling for him, and that was something she couldn't allow. They both share a total phobia to marriage and she's content to have fun, without any commitment. 

Belle's finances have taken a bit of a beating lately. She bought out her partners in the burlesque club, Madam Mayhem and she knows sperm donors don't come cheap. When liquor loosens her tongue, she blurts out the truth to Devon about needing to have a child sooner than later and he finds he's onboard. He wants a child, he detests marriage as much as Belle and he has more money than he will ever spend. He left his life of royalty back in England, but when he dies, it would be nice to have an heir. Now he just has to convince Belle that he's the best sperm for the job. 

"I don't want to marry, Devon. I know it worked for Persephone, but the whole monogamy thing ain't my jam."

Ain't. She said ain't. Pick  up your things and leave.

The Rake is the last installment of the Boston Belle series. There are lots of appearances from the other characters-Aisling and Sam, Sailor and Hunter, Persy and Cillian. There's an age gap between Belle and Devon-who doesn't love an older man/younger woman romance? 
There are tons of secrets, intrigue, danger, steam, banter-this is one great read and a fabulous conclusion to a fabulous series!

Cover Reveal for Nelle L'Amour's Jane Deyre

Title: Jane Deyre
Author: Nelle L'Amour
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: March 15, 2022
Cover Design: Maria @ Steamy Designs.

A steamy and twisty contemporary retelling of Jane Eyre from New York Times bestseller and #1 Amazon all-star author, Nelle L’Amour.

When legendary actress Edwina Rochester offered me a job to be the nanny of her five-year-old goddaughter, I didn’t expect to end up living at Thornhill, her infamous Hollywood mansion. The site of a kidnapping, suicide, and possible murder.
Nor did I expect to fall in love with my charge’s devastatingly handsome father, Ward Rochester. A man who’s totally off limits and is hiding a secret.
As my feelings for him deepen, strange, frightening sounds start coming from the room next to mine. My most intimate possessions go missing. And someone’s leaving me notes, threatening my life.
Should I trust the mysterious, mercurial Mr. Rochester? My heart tells me yes. But my brain tells me run.
The problem, reader, is I have no place to go. And I cannot resist him.

Will I get the happily ever after I’ve always longed for? Or will I be the next victim of The Curse of Thornhill?

Nelle L’Amour is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, who lives in Los Angeles with her Prince Charming-ish husband, beautiful twin princesses, and a bevy of royal pain-in-the-butt pets. A former executive in both the entertainment and toy industries with a prestigious Humanitas Prize for promoting human dignity and freedom to her credit, she gave up playing with Barbies a long time ago, but still enjoys playing with toys with her hubby. While she writes in her PJs, she loves to get dressed up and pretend she’s Hollywood royalty. Her steamy stories feature characters that will make you laugh, cry, and swoon and stay in your heart forever.

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