Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Release Blitz: Offside With #55 by Piper Raye

 

Offside with #55 by Piper Rayne is now live!

 

The last thing any professional hockey player wants is to be the old man in the game. The guy who doesn't know when it's time to retire. Still, I can't bear the thought of leaving the game.

This past year I've reflected on all my regrets, and I told myself that once I retire it'll be the time to settle down and start a family. But this is where it gets tricky.

I think I've found her—my Mrs. Although she'll deny our connection to anyone who asks. We've been sleeping together casually and since I'm still playing hockey, I've let her get what she wants—me—whenever she wants.

After being told my career as a player is over, the owner of Florida Fury grants me a shot to stay in the game. A coaching position I didn't know I wanted until it was offered. The catch? He's also passing the family business down to his daughter.

Who's his daughter?

The woman who's been in and out of my bed for the past year. Which means the woman I intend to make my wife is now my new boss.



 

4 Stars

Review by Jen Skewes

This was the book that I ahem been waiting for in this series.  Kane and Jana are the couple that we all wanted to see.  We knew that something was going on between them, but needed to how serious it was and why they were hiding it.  their story did not disappoint.  

Jana is a very strong and independent woman.  She has no desire to get married or even fall in love for that matter.   this thing she is with Kane is nothing more than just casual sex.  But when she learns of their new position with the the Florida Fury, this thing between them may not work any more.  Now she will be his boss which will certainly have an effect on what is going on between them.  

Kane is the complete opposite in the sense that he wants a relationship.  He is not afraid to admit that either.  He knows the Jana has walls up and while he cannot figure out why, he knows that she is the only woman that he wants.  He doesn't agree with ending their relationship but goes along with it.  The tension between them is very noticeable, which is ruining their work relationship as well.  Given their new positions they need to work together, not against each other.  At some point, Jane realizes how good they are together and how much she misses being with Kane.  But she is still hesitant about being in a relationship.  Kane is not about to give on on them or her.  He knows that slowly he can break down her walls and make her see what is right in front of her.  A man who loves her and wants to spend his life with her.  

I loved Kane and Jana together. All though I admit that Jana is not the easiest person to like, but she is the perfect match for Kane.  and I admit that she grew on me.  The passion and chemistry between the two of them is palpable.  but what I loved was that this was all just about the sexual side of their relationship. We see the two of them opening up to each other and fall in love with each other, which was wonderful to watch.  

I loved getting to see hang and hang out with my favorite Fury players and love the interaction between them all. The team building exercise scenes were especially fun.  I am sad that this is the last of this series but what a perfect couple to end it with.  Looking forward to the next series.  












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Piper Rayne is a USA Today Bestselling Author duo who write "heartwarming humor with a side of sizzle" about families, whether that be blood or found. They both have e-readers full of one-clickable books, they're married to husbands who drive them to drink, and they're both chauffeurs to their kids. Most of all, they love hot heroes and quirky heroines who make them laugh, and they hope you do, too!

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Release blitz: Her Rebellion bu Natasha Knight and A. Zavarelli




Title: Her Rebellion
Series: The Rite Trilogy #2
Authors: Natasha Knight & A. Zavarelli
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: May 24, 2022


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I am a Sovereign Son. A king within The Society.
With a look I send men to their knees.
Yet she stands tall against me, taunting me with her rebellion.

But we all have rules we must live by.
Even me.
And I have broken the most sacred.

I took her to my bed.
I claimed that which did not belong to me.

And now that the beast within has had a taste, it wants more.




5 stars

Review by Jen Skewes



I have become addicted to the writing of this amazing duo.  This society world that I have found myself completely immersed in, is raw, intense, archaic, and brutal.  And I love every minute of it.  


Her Rebellion takes place exactly where the first book left off.  We are left with a very broken Mercedes, recovering from the brutality that she suffered at the hands of Judge’s brother.  

Judge will do everything in this power to take care of her and protect, even more so now. He knows that he can never  be the man that she deserves or the man that she is destined to be with. But it doesn’t stop the feelings he gets when he even thinks of her with someone else.  It obvious how he feels for Mercedes, even if he still hasn’t realized it, but he knows that he cannot give her what she wants and needs.  The chemistry between them is palpable.  The feelings that they have for each other is passionate and intense.  But with so much in there way how they can possibly have a life together.  

 

I never thought after reading The Society Trilogy that I could love Mercedes. I didn’t even think I could just like her.  But after seeing all that she has been through and what she continues to go through, has completely opened up my heart. Her. She is feisty, sassy and independent but she is also very broken.  And it seems that the world she lives in keeps breaking her over and over again.  But despite all that she is so strong.  But what I loved in this book was how vulnerable she has become.  She has many doubts and makes rash decisions, doing her best to protect herself and her heart.  But when it comes to the man who is in charge of her, the man who has her heart, even if neither one of them realize it, she can’t seem to let go.  

 

Judge is still trying to understand the jealousy  and rage that he feels when he thinks about Mercedes with another man.  Maybe he does understand it but is too stubborn to admit it.  He knows that h=no matter what he feels for her, that he will never marry and therefore it will never work between them.  But regardless of how much Judge denies his feelings and continues to tell himself and Mercedes that they can never have a future together, that man loves her.  He may be a bastard at times, rough and controlling but he has a heart.  And In this book we saw just how much Mercedes De La Rosa means to him.  It was a moment where I completely fell for this man and gained so much respect for him.  

 

This book leaves us hanging once again, but I would not expect anything else.  I think this one may have hit me even harder than the last.  I need the final installment of this trilogy.  So far this has been one heck of a ride filled with twists and turns, shocking moments, tears, smiles and everything else in between.  This writing duo has once again captured me from the start, never wanting this series to end.  And I know that the final installment will exceed my expectations, as they always do. 














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NATASHA KNIGHT


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.


A. ZAVARELLI


A. Zavarelli is a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author of dark and contemporary romance.

When she’s not putting her characters through hell, she can usually be found watching bizarre and twisted documentaries in the name of research.

She currently lives in the Northwest with her lumberjack and an entire brood of fur babies.



Release Blitz: Exiled by Brenda Rothert




Title: Exiled
Author: Brenda Rothert
Genre: Hockey Romance
Release Date: May 24, 2022


BLURB

Pro hockey player Archer Holt is taking his charm and swagger from the ice to the...sand? One of sixteen players competing to be the last man standing on a new reality show, he’s all in until he finds out the meaning behind the show’s title—Exiled.

Archer
Before I was a pro hockey player, I was an Eagle Scout. I can tie knots, build shelters and fish like nobody’s business, making me the perfect choice to represent my team on a reality show set on a primitive tropical island. I can endure scorching heat, tough competitions and torrential rainfall—no problem. But when I find out who my partner is, I’m not so sure I’ll survive being stranded on an island with her.

Lauren
Archer Holt broke my heart eight years ago. Now he’s rich and famous, and I’m a high school English teacher in our hometown. When I’m offered the chance to compete for half a million dollars by outlasting fifteen other teams on an island with my selfish jerk of an ex, I jump at it, because that money can change not just my life, but my family’s. Besides, I’m long over Archer.
Or so I thought.


3.5  Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

I loved the idea of this book, because for one I am a reality TV junky. and a reality show where two exes are paired together and force to work together I am all for it.  But in some ways this fell a little short for me.

Archer is a professional hockey player who has signed up with 3 other hockey players to participate in a reality TV show.  When he gets to the island he learns that he will not be partnered with one of the other players, but instead his ex girlfriend.  The only girl that he ever loved.  

Lauren agreed to this reality show because she could use the money if she wins.  Being paired with her ex boyfriend who broke her heart is not ideal and the last thing she wants, but she has to focus on the money.  

Lauren and Archer must work together if they want to win.  While Lauren claims he broke her heart she does not realized how much their break up affected him as well.  She only seemed to see her side of things.  But spending so much time together, you can Gell that the sparks and love between them is still very much there.  they just need to get over what happened in the past.  But also need to communicate a bit better about it as well.  Will this reality show bring them closer of keep them apart?

This is one of the feel good second chance romances.  Loved seeing them work together and rekindle their love in the process.  But for me personally it fell a little flat for me.  There was no drama or angst to keep me on the edge of my seat.  Which don't get me wrong is ok. But while I did enjoy the story, for me something was missing.  

















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AUTHOR BIO

Brenda Rothert is an Illinois native who was a print journalist for nine years. She made the jump from fact to fiction in 2013 and never looked back. From new adult to steamy contemporary romance, Brenda creates fresh characters in every story she tells. She’s a lover of Diet Coke, lazy weekends and happily ever afters.



Friday, May 20, 2022

Release Blitz: June First by Jennifer Hartmann

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π—•π—Ÿπ—¨π—₯𝗕 Want to know what happens to a man who barely claws his way out of a tragedy, only to fall right into the arms of the one girl in the world he can never have? Another tragedy, that's what. When I was six years old, my father made a choice that altered the course of my entire life. Because of what he did, the only girl I ever loved became the only girl I couldn’t have. In a lot of ways, I did have her… I had her first steps, her first words, her first smile. I had her milestones, her heartbreaks, her dreams. I had her heart so woven in with mine, I didn’t know where she ended, and I began. Only, as the years pressed on, lines became blurred—and the blurrier the line, the easier it is to cross. They say tragedy comes in threes. For me, that was true. The first one changed me, the second one broke me, and the third one healed me. But at the center of all that tragedy… there is a love story. And at the center of that love story, There is June. GOODREADS ➜ https://bit.ly/JF-GR

3.5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

This is a taboo story about love, friendship and family.  At the age of 6, Brant lost his parents in a very tragic and scarring way.  His best friend's parents took him in and adopted him.  It was on this tragic day that Junebug was born.  June was bis best friend Theo's sister.  The two of them vowed to always take care of her.  They would bee the Luigi and Mario to her Peach.  And from the moment she was born they protected her in every way possible. 

While Theo and June were very close she had a very special bond with Brant.  And as they got older the lines started to blur.  While Brant never considered June to be his sister, they were still family.  Which meant that those lines could not be crossed, no matter how much he wanted to.  Something happens at June's prom where not only is that line crossed but neither one of them are sure if they can ever go back.  But also know that they cannot move forward.  Stuck between the line of lovers and family. Until tragedy strikes once again.  And all they can do is be there for each other.  At some point they have to figure out what to do with they feelings that they have for each other.  Because crossing that line, admitting their feelings will have consequences that could destroy so many.  What will they do and how will stye handle it?

The story starts out with Brant and Theo as kids, best friends that want to save the world.  Until tragedy strikes Brant's life and things change forever.  We see the two of them geeing up together with June.  how they protect her.  How his bond with June develops.  So a good portion of this book is in the past.  And for me personally it moved a little too slow.  I understand the author wanting the reader to really get a feel for how much June meant to Brant and really  Deve,op not just the characters but also their relationship.  But the first half of this book was too slow.  

Once it did pick up and we to to the taboo part of this story I loved it.  The intensity of their love for each other was felt deeply.  I felt for Brant and how conflicted hie was regarding his feelings.  Overall I did enjoy the second half of this book.  I did like that we saw them growing up together, I just think it took too long to get to the present.  













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Jennifer Hartmann resides in northern Illinois with her husband and three children. When she is not writing love stories, she is capturing them through wedding photography with her own personal romance hero. She enjoys sunsets (because mornings are hard), bike riding, traveling, and that time of day when coffee gets replaced by wine. Jennifer loves tacos, and she really, really wants to pet your dog. Xoxo CONNECT WITH JENNIFER Website | Newsletter | Bookbub | Instagram | Facebook | Facebook Reader Group | Twitter | Amazon | Goodreads | TikTok

Monday, May 2, 2022

Release Blitz for LJ Shen's Ruthless Rival!







"LJ Shen is the master of enemies-to-lovers. She had me in her angsty grip from the second I

started until I'd devoured the last page, and I loved every second of it!"

A.L. Jackson, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author


Ruthless Rival, an all-new second chance, enemies-to-lovers romance

from Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author L.J. Shen is

now live!


From Wall Street Journal bestselling author L.J. Shen comes an enemies-to-lovers romance

about the fine line between seeking revenge and finding love.


When she was young, Arya Roth became best friends with her housekeeper’s son. Soon,

friendship turned to young love, and when Arya dared him to kiss her, a chain reaction of

disastrous events led to the boy being sent away and out of Arya’s life.


Now, two decades later, Arya is an on-the-rise publicist with her beloved father as one of her

biggest clients. So when her father is sued by a former employee, Arya sets out to prove that

her father is not the monster he is accused of being. The only problem is the attorney who

is determined to destroy her father’s good name. Christian Miller is charming, ambitious,

and devilishly good looking, and Arya has no idea he is that same boy who kissed her all

those years ago.


Past and present collide as Arya falls hard for Christian. But when she finds out who he really

is and about his obsession with getting revenge on her father, can she choose love over family?


Fall in love today!

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About LJ Shen

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 4.5 Star Review!

Nicholai is the son of an indifferent, sometimes hostile single mother. I won't call her a single mom because there are no warm and fuzzy moments. She is the housekeeper to the Roth's, one of the elite families. She takes the subway into Manhattan, bringing him with her. Not because she is concerned that she is away from him each day for far too long, but because she doesn't want to be financial liable for any trouble he might do. He is told to never touch anything of the Roth's. She gives him $5 each day and sends him on his way once they are off the subway. They meet up when she is done, hours later. 

Nicholai learns to read the neighborhoods, who to steal from, who will feed him left overs, where to take a nap. It's the napping that leads to his first encounter with Arya Roth. He is catching a snooze, at one of his favorite places, a cemetery, at one of the headstones, Arya is talking to her brother's grave. Their first convo is feisty and it doesn't take either one of them long to learn who the other is-she is the privileged Roth daughter, he is the son of their housekeeper. Neither has any business talking to the other, but they are kids and kids are fearless. 

The become friendly and engage in a little puppy love. But one kiss on Nicholai's part will seal his fate. Arya's father sends him away to a school, far out of Arya's reach. What he tells her about Nicholai's whereabouts is unforgivable. 

Years later, enter Christian Miller. Nicholai no longer exists and this hot shot lawyer, a master of negotiations has taken his place. He's on the fast track to become partner. Only it's not fast enough for him. Having a bank account with lots of zeros no longer interests him. He wants to be a partner at his firm. They want him to actually go to trial on a case, instead of doing what he is known best for (and feared by fellow attorneys) and settle out of court. When a potential client comes in he knows this is the break he is looking for- he will prove his worth to his firm and he will get what he craves most-revenge. 

Ruthless Rival is a second chance romance for two kids, all grown up who never got the chance they deserved. Life has molded them in different ways, but each is strong and has their own moral compass and knows their limits. Christian has the advantage over Arya, she has no idea who he is. (which at first, I thought was a little strange, but there are reasons this works) She adores the man she thinks her father is, but there is a nagging little doubt there, in the back of her mind, that maybe things aren't quite what they seem. 

Redemption is a recurring theme in this story. Some things are worth forgiveness and some things....well they simply can not be forgiven. Holding back forgiveness hurts the victim even more than the one who does the unforgivable. It saps them of energy and purpose and clarity. But sometimes, the truly contrite deserve another chance. 

LJ Shen never fails to capture my attention and imagination with her books. The heroes are often the villains, the heroines often bring them to their knees. I just eat up her stories. This is the first in a new series. The next two are books about a couple of the characters in Christian's life who helped him to survive losing all he had. They are polar opposites and on the surface have few redeeming qualities. All I can say, is bring it on! 




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