Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Release Blitz: Love You Now by M. Robinson

From Wall Street Journal &
USA Bestselling Author M. Robinson comes Love You Now, book 2 in the Love Hurts

A coming of age, enemies
to lovers, contemporary romance filled with angst and all the feels. 

should have told her everything.
much I loved her. 
much I've always loved her. 
I didn't. 
just wasn't made that way.
I claimed her. 
I broke her.
best friend. 
my mind to my heart, to every single bone in my body. 
owned me. 
was hers.
was always her.
only thing I feared more than losing her was forgetting her.
hated how much I needed her.
was mine. 
and forever.
hated her then.
Harley Jameson was about to find out how much...
I LOVED her now.

4.5 Stars
Review by Lisa Kane

I think I enjoyed this book even more than the first one.  For me I'm not a fan of characters as children, I like the adult drama. 

Harley and Jackson's story is told by way of going back to the past and then in the present. At the end of the first book, Harley literally caught Jackson while he was doing the deed with her nemesis Willow. That just about cut out her heart Jackson had stupid vengeful reasons for screwing Willow, but he never saw past the anger he was feeling.  Now he can't even get her to talk to him. Cash, Dylan McGraw's son is getting closer to Harley his best friend. Of course Jackson hates his guts.

As the months go on, things slowly change for Jackson and Harley, but of course Jackson is still tormented by his worry that he will inherit his mother's dementia. Not being able to move past this, stunts any real growth he can have with Harley. 

Let's just say when this story starts out, it's apparent that at some point Harley and Jackson got back together because of the ending of Hated You Then. Jackson is about to sign a multimillion dollar deal to play professional football and yet these two are still at each other's throats. 

I'm not going to dive into the plight any further. Some of the characters are real disappointments. I'm not a lover of Cash, although I have made love for his father, Dylan (his and Aubrey story-Undo Me, is one of my favorites!) 

When the truth finally comes out and yes there are many truths to be revealed, there are still some unanswered questions. Remember there will be books to follow. I hope they meet or exceed the writing in this one because I loved it!!

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I couldn’t remember a time before her... Harley Jameson. 

Before she owned me.

Hated Me.

Needed me.
Before I hated her…
Things were simple. 
We had an understanding. 
Bully. Fight. Hate. It’s what we did.
Mind. Body. Soul. It’s how we loved.
I thought nothing would ever change that, until everything did. 
She was mine. 
Always had been. 
Always would be. 
Nothing altered that.
Not how much I hated her.
Not how much she hated me. 
Especially, not how much I hated… 
That I LOVED her.

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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.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Release Blitz: Pierced Hearts by Ahren Sanders

Title: Pierced Hearts

Series: Southern Charmers #1
Author: Ahren Sanders
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: November 11, 2019


I’m here.
Back in the same town I ran from years ago and the man I
left behind.
Pierce Kendrick, the man I’ve never stopped loving.
The day he walked up to me with his cocky smile, everything
Now, I don’t recognize the cold, harsh, bitter man that
stands in his place.
It’s time Pierce knows why I left, and the secrets that
drove me away.
Nothing could prepare me for what happens next.

The man I loved reappears. This time, he’s a powerhouse,
determined to get back what we lost.

Can it be that

She’s home.
Darby Graham, the woman who ruined me, has returned. She
rolls back into town, stirring up memories and feelings that I buried long ago.

One look at her and I know she’s been hiding something. What
I don’t expect is for the truth to rock my world.  For a second time in my life, I’m helpless
against the power Darby holds over me.

She’s mine.

Her resistance fuels my determination.
My insistence drives her wild.
She says we’re impossible.
I say she’s wrong.

And I’m going to prove it.
Darby Graham thinks I’m crazy.
She’s about to see how
crazy things can be.


3.5 star
Review by Lisa Kane

Darby Graham is back in town. It's been over a decade but her mom is home and she's come back. Never mind why she left, why she has never felt like she could move back. Pierce Kendrick still lives in the town. With his two kids. The one's he had with the woman Darby hates-Connie Webber.

Pierce Kendrick knows that the woman whose chocolates are the talk of the town is Darby Graham. She's come back to town and he's not sure how he feels about it. She left him years ago. He's moved on and he still hasn't forgiven her. His life is complicated, his baby mama Connie, is a money hungry witch. But he adores Cole and Maya and he does all he can to keep her in the life style she wants and keeps her at bay.

But his life is about to get turned upside down. The first time Pierce and Darby meet again is explosive. There is so much resentment for both of them and it's been such a long time. So many secrets, and so many feelings.

Both their families play a big part in their history and their lives. They each have their secrets too.
You know this is all going to blow up in everyone's face. When all the secrets come out will Darby and Graham find their way back to each other?

I felt like this story bounced all around. Without spoiling any plot lines Pierce screwed up twice-big time with regards to his kids. I just couldn't figure out how having made one huge mistake, he would turn around and so quickly do it again.

Connie is hands down, the villain here. She never steps out of that role, and Pierce seems to be an enabler who appeases her to keep her satisfied with the material things he gives her just so she will be a good parent to his kids. Of course she wants more.

I have read most of this author's previous works. She writes crazy angst that in the past, has ripped  out my heart. I didn't feel that with this one, there were some sad moments but I had a tough time connecting with both Pierce and Darby. Things moved too quickly, too much family bonding that felt rushed to me. I did appreciate having both POV's from the two main characters. This is book one of a new series, so pay attention to the secondary characters as there will be more stories featuring them.

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Author Bio

Ahren spent her formative years
living in an active volcano. There her family made collectible lava art. She
studied rock collecting at the Sorbonne in France. There she met the love of
her life-her pet pig Sybil. She returned to the states and started writing. She
is happily married to a guy who used to live under a bridge and she met while

Now, meet the real me. I grew up in the south and consider myself a true
“Southerner”. Most of the special locations mentioned in my books are
reflections of my favorite places. Living on the Florida coast, my family
spends a lot time at the beach which is where I usually can be found with a
book in my hand. 

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Review: Money Man by Terri E. Laine

Nice girls end up last.
Or that’s what I tell my best friend when I spot him for the first time.
He’s everything bad girls’ dreams are made of.
Tall, gorgeous, and sporting a full on smirk when he catches me staring.
So what does this broken hearted girl do?
I toss back my fourth shot and end up in the fancy hotel bathroom getting my mind blown by the sexy stranger.
Reasonable. Especially after dumping my cheating ex fiancé. 
A new year, a new job, and after this one night, I’ll be back to being a good girl.
It’s not like I’ll ever see him again. 

I want her the moment I see her.
And I always get what I want.
That’s how I rose to the top.
One. Time. That’s all she’s meant to be.
I have an empire to conquer, no time for anything else.
Yet one taste and I need more.
Another night and I can put her behind me.
Just one and I’ll let her go. Maybe…
But life throws curve balls and she’s my downfall. 
They call me the money man and she’s the auditor who can ruin me.

4.5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

This book started out with a bang, literally.  And from the moment I started reading it, I could not put it down.  When I go to the end, I could not stop thinking about it.  I honestly wasn't sure what to do with myself at that point.  I had no idea what to red next or how I would even b able to concentrate on anything else.  This book was HOT and steamy.  The hero is an arrogant, cocky, domineering, jerk of a man, and I LOVED him!!

Bailey grew up in a world that is so much different from the one she is living in now.  She found out her fiancé was cheating on her and is now living with her best friend and trying to move on.  She starts bu having hot sex in the bathroom with a complete stranger.  something that goes against every moral that has been instilled in her since birth.  But despite her feeling awful for what she did, she does not regret it.  When fate brings this sext stranger to her once again, she cannot resit.  Kalen Brinner is going to ruin her in so many ways.  But she cannot stay away, and she's not so sure that she wants to.  

Bailey is a girl who grew up in a world so completely different from where she is now.  Growing up she was taught that sex is for pro-creating and she is to wait until marriage.  She lived a very sheltered life in a community that made it all seem normal.  It wasn't until she went to college on her own that she really experienced life.  It was a whole new word to her, and while having sex with a stranger goes against everything that she was taught, she didn't regret it.  Probably because one night was not enough.  I loved Bailey, and loved watching her grow, struggles with her emotions and her beliefs.   But what I loved the most was her friendship with her best friend Izzy.  

Kalen is a complete mystery, not knowing too much about him, his past or what he does for a living.  On an intimate level they were very acquainted with each other.  But on a personal and emotional level there was still so much to learn.   The layers of Kalen Brinner were very slowly peeled back to reveal who he really is.   As the reader you basically know who he is and you are waiting for that moment when it is all revealed and even though you know it is coming, I still don't think that I was prepared for it.  I wasn't ready for the emotions it brought out and what happened next.  

Kaken and Bailey's story is hot and sexy.  Their chemistry was palpable, and intense and so steamy.  I admit that there were a lot of sex scenes, but I think that this book was really setting the stage for their love story in a way.  they connected on a sexual level from the very beginning, and that's all it was supposed to be.  I wouldn't say this was insta love at all, but it certainly was insta lust.  there is so much more to these two characters, and while the author explored some of their lives, I cannot wait to see more and dig deeper into them.   

This is a trilogy so there is a cliffhanger.  We are left hanging in a big way, with a little bit of broken heart.  I need the next book immediately, no pressure though.  I truly did not know what to do after I was finished with this one.  I was lost in a way because I became so invested in their story that I could not pick up another book.  I will be patiently waiting for the next book. 

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Release Blitz: Obey Fate by Abigail Davies

Obey Fate (Fated Duet #2)
Release Date: November 6, 2019
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Trope: Angsty & Forbidden
Cover Design: Pink Elephant Designs
Photographer: Regina Wamba


I’d made promises I had no right to keep.
I’d crossed lines I shouldn’t have.And I didn’t care one bit.
Coming back to my hometown to teach wasn’t meant to be like this. Falling head over heels for the forbidden girl shouldn’t have been on the cards.
But fate had other ideas.
Aria was the one shining star in an otherwise dark night. She called to me like nothing else ever had, and I was hopeless to stop it.
Until we got caught. The game was over; our secret destroyed. And there was only one thing I could do about it.
Lies came easy when I was shielding the people I loved most. Destroying myself in the process didn’t matter as long as she was safe.
But now the lines had been redrawn. Boundaries marked permanently. I’d always protect Aria—even if it was from herself.
Defying fate was simple, but I was never one to take the easy way out.
One look.One touch.One kiss.That was all it would take to walk the rocky path of obeying fate.

**Obey Fate is book two in the Fated Duet. The epic conclusion to the two-part, heart-felt, emotional, gripping journey of forbidden love.

5 Stars
Review by Jen Skewes

If you read Defy Fate, which you must do before reading Obey Fate, then you know how much Abigail Davies left us hanging, in a big way!  Obey Fate picks up exactly where we let off, with Cade and Aria in the classroom, as they were caught kissing, by the last person that should know about them.  Aria tries her best to think quick and takes the blame for what just happened.  She tell Ms. Simmons that she tried kissing Cade and it was all her fault.  Unfortunately for Cade it does not end there.  Willow will do whatever it takes to keep Cade away from Aria, because she wants him for herself.

Cade is trying his best to stay away from Aria, being that he really has no choice at this point.  But he loves her and will do anything to protect her.  Aria knows that risk and what will happen to Cade if they are caught together.  She knows that she needs to stay away from him, but at this time in her life she needs him the most. We know from book one the issues that Aria has, but they go so much deeper than that.  She is slowly falling apart and Cade is the one person that she trusts and feels safe with.  But leaning on him can ruin everything for them.  She felt alone and it's not until she unexpectedly breaks down, that Cade knows that there is no other choice here.  He needs to be there for Aria, he needs to take care of her and love her.  But how much will it cost him to be there for her?

I loved this series.  Ms. Davies explored some topics that were dealt with in themes perfect way.  It wasn't too over the top, but just enough to break your heart.  Aria is the kind of heroine that you just fall in love with from the very beginning.  All that she went through in her past and know dealing with so much more, had me hurting for her.  Ad Cade I loved, even if he made choices that I did not like, even though I knew he really had no choice in the matter.  But his love for Aria was so real and evident in his actions.  You could feel the intense love and passion that these two had for each other.

Obey Fate is so much more than an age gap taboo romance.  It deals with deeper issues that will have you glued to the pages.  The writing is flawless, the characters are lovable, and everything about this book felt real.  It was raw and intense at times, filled with angst and brings out so many emotions.  It was the perfect ending to Cade and Aria's story.  I cannot wait for the next one!!!!


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About the Author

Abigail Davies grew up with a passion for words, storytelling, maths, and anything pink. Dreaming up characters--quite literally--and talking to them out loud is a daily occurrence for her. She finds it fascinating how a whole world can be built with words alone, and how everyone reads and interprets a story differently. Now following her dreams of writing, Abigail has found the passion that she always knew was there. When she's not writing: she's a mother to two daughters who she encourages to use their imagination as she believes that it's a magical thing, or getting lost in a good book. If she's doing neither of those things, you can be sure she's surfing the web buying new makeup, clothes, or binge watching another show as she becomes one with her sofa.

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Cover Reveal: Twist by Lucia Franco

Title: Twist
Series: Off Balance #4
Author: Lucia Franco
Genre: Forbidden Sports Romance

Cover Design: Romantic Book Affairs

Photo: Lindee Robinson

Models: Shelby Smith & Andrew Kruczynski
Release Date: November 20, 2019


Rocked to her
core, Adrianna is faced with an incurable illness. She's aware of what she's up
against and is willing to risk what’s left of her for what she loves. With one
last chance, and despite her doctor's orders, Adrianna struggles harder than
ever to achieve her dream.

Tired and torn,
Kova embraces his flaws as he watches Adrianna reach her breaking point. Unable
to stand by as she continues to endanger herself, he surrenders to what he
wants most, even if it means losing himself in the process. 

As Adrianna
fights for her life, Kova battles for them both. No one is left unscathed as
they succumb to their darkest hunger. Passions reignite and their actions grow
bolder, creating an endless link between them. Once is a mistake. Twice is
reckless. Three times is a choice. But this time they may have gone too far.

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Author Bio

A competitive
athlete for over ten years, Lucia Franco currently resides in sunny South
Florida with her husband and two boys. Paranormal romance was her first love,
but she has a soft spot in her heart for small-town and reunion romance

When Lucia is not
hard at work on her next novel, you can find her relaxing with her toes in the
sand at a nearby beach.

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Release Blitz: The Play Maker by LM Carr


Check out the HOT new book from L.M Carr! The Play Maker is LIVE!

Playing football ruled every decision Julian MacIntyre ever made, including leaving his high school sweetheart behind to follow his dream. Sidelined by an injury on the field, he’s now making a huge comeback to the NFL as the league’s youngest head coach.
He wants it all. The glory, the job and the girl he walked away from years ago.
As one of the top sports reporters, Addison Hamilton has made a name for herself in a male-dominated industry. Proven to be a hard-nosed journalist, she asks the tough questions, but when given the opportunity to interview the man who broke her heart, is she willing to cross the lines of professionalism to get the answers she needs?

3.5 Stars
Review by Jen Hagen

This was a unique spin on your typical broken-heart story.  Eighteen years AJ and Julian were young and in love.  Julian was best friends with AJ’s brother, and many games of football were played in the back yard.  Everybody loved Julian…but something happened where Julian walked off the grid of their lives, and everybody still maintains a strong sense of anger towards him; and I can’t say I blame them…  AJ is now a powerful sports journalist and Julian is the newest and youngest coach in the NFL.  AJ’s job is to interview Julian…and she hasn’t seen or heard from him for 18 years!

I stare at the face of the man who dominates my dreams and haunts my nightmares.  His beautiful blue eyes still possess the ability to hold me captive.

There is no doubt AJ and Julian still have the chemistry going on between him.  I immediately fell in love with Julian.  He seems to think before he speaks and his words are eloquent and just what I wanted to hear.  He really did nothing wrong in the current situation that he is now in and trying really hard to fix.  He is a down-to-earth good guy.  His past messed him up, and he’s trying to fix that now.  

This is me asking for forgiveness.
This is me telling you how sorry I am.
This is me giving myself to you.
This is me promising to love you just as I always have.

What I loved most about Julian and AJ is their unique language they can speak to each other with.  That warmed my heart.  Eyes, facial expressions, hands…it all conveys their words.

AJ was a little bothersome at times.  She is a very independent woman and takes care of herself.  I wanted her to share some of burdens with others, especially Julian, but she was too head strong to listen to hear me through the pages!  Very frustrating.  I don’t like the idea of keeping secrets, and this one was a doozy.

This “secret” that I’m referring to is actually why I knocked off the rating from a 4 to a 3.5.  I was unpleasantly surprised at a couple scenarios, and I want the reader to know there might be a trigger.  I was very uncomfortable reading this and I want everybody to be prepared.  

Overall though, I would say the content was good…maybe a little repetitive with a few of the hurdles Julian and AJ are overcoming (they weren’t together for 18 years but they didn’t remain celibate…wink, wink), but I did enjoy their reconciliation. 


At the knock, I grab the cash and open the door.


My mouth drops open and my eyes grow wide. “Julian?” I stammer. “What are you doing here?”

“I wanted to see my girl.” He holds up the takeout bag. “I have food.”

I snatch the bag, then step into the hall, looking around. “Nope. Don’t see your girl anywhere.”

“Funny.” Julian places his hand on my abdomen and guides me back into the apartment, an amused look on his face.

Walking backward, I stop and turn from him when my feet feel the transition between hardwood and tile. I distance myself from him and hurry into the kitchen to gather dinnerware.

“Have you eaten?”

I get no response.

“Hello?!” I ask, glancing over my shoulder, catching him staring at my ass. “Take a picture. It’ll last longer.”

My comment jars him and he looks up at me, a smirk on his face. “I don’t need to take a picture.” He taps his temple. “I’ve got an image of that perfect ass right here.”

I snort. “Are you hungry? There’s more than enough for two.”

He nods, striding over to where I stand with two dishes in my hands.

“I am hungry, but not for food.”

Julian extends his arms and places them onto the countertop, caging me in. He leans toward my neck and inhales, making my eyes close. “You smell good.”

“I just showered,” I reply breathlessly, desperate to maintain my composure, quickly losing the battle.

His body flush against mine, his erection presses into my stomach as he dots the skin of my neck with soft kisses until he reaches the corner of my mouth.

“I love you,” he murmurs.

My body stiffens and eyes shoot open. I shake my head as I try to refute his words, but he covers my lips with his, staking his claim. I feel the flames ignite in the pit of my belly as he clutches my face, deepening the kiss. My lips part, welcoming his tongue into my mouth.

Kissing Julian is unlike anything else I’ve ever felt. I lose all sense of awareness as he continues his relentless, yet gentle pursuit to drown me in his affection. The feeling of his tongue tangling with mine adds fuel to the fire simmering in my core.

He lowers one hand to my waist, gripping it firmly to pull me even closer, causing my back to arch. Unable to stand on my weakened legs, I raise my arms and rest them on his shoulders. A loud crash suddenly stills our kiss.

“What was that?” I mumble against his mouth.

Pulling back, a grin appears. “The dishes…”

I raise my gaze from his eyes and notice my hands empty, the plates shattered on the floor. I smile. “It’s your fault. You can’t kiss me like that when I’m in the middle of something.” I lower my arms and walk to the closet, grabbing the broom. “You turn my brain to mush.”

“And what about your body?” he asks with raised eyebrows.

I quickly sweep up the pieces and place them into the trash, then put away the broom. “I think you already know the answer to that.”

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Living in Connecticut, L.M. is an educator by day and writer by night. She's a lover of chocolate and Hallmark movies; they come a close second to her husband and three kids.
Her work is considered realistic and relatable Contemporary Romance with an element of suspense.
To date, nine titles have been released since 2015.
The Giving Trilogy follows a school teacher and a single father.
The Stones Duet (Casting Stones & Conquering Stones) details the journey of a war veteran and his search for unconditional love.
From A Distance, inspired by true events, is about unrequited love that is found in an unexpected place.
Love Lyrics & Lies tells the story of following your heart versus following your dream.
The Love Duet (Entitled & Entrusted) is about earning love and protecting it.
The Play Maker offers a second chance at love when a football player comes back for the girl he loves.
L.M. Carr is a lover of "Happily Ever Afters" because the world is filled with enough sadness. Reading is an escape in which anything is possible. But like in reality, stories sometimes take you on a journey through Hell before you can reach Heaven.
Connect with her online!
Carr’s Crew (reader group) L.M. CarrsCrew_FB Reader Group
Instagram: @lm_carr
Website: https://www.authorlmcarr.com
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