Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Unprofessional



Unprofessional by JD Hawkins
Release Date: March 22nd
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Designer: Letitia Hasser from RBA Designs
Model: Christian Hogue


What happens when the internet's favorite playboy falls in love?

I have the best job in the world. Date beautiful women and write about it.

But I want to take it to the next level: instead of writing about my experiences make it into an online reality show.

But here is the catch. My boss wants me to share the show with a woman co-host. And he wants that woman to be my best friend and co-worker, Margo.

I’ll date beautiful women and she’ll date hot men. Sounds fair enough.

So now I have to watch her fake date hot men. I used to love going home with a different woman every night, but suddenly this isn’t as fun. Seeing Margo with anyone else is driving me crazy.

And the more time I spend with her working on the show, the less I want to keep our relationship in the friends’ zone. And the harder it is to stop myself from imagining her bent over the copier.

Things are about to get unprofessional.


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EXCERPT:

“Thank god you live on the ground floor,” I say, as I rummage for her keys in her bag with one hand while keeping her from falling with the other. It’s not that I haven’t been to Margo’s place before, but when we hang out it’s usually at work functions or the occasional bar, and at the moment I can’t shake the feeling that I’m intruding a little.

“You know, you’re really fucking hot,” she slurs, giggling. My cock stirs at the brush of her lips so close to my neck, her warm breath against my skin. I have to shake it off.

“And you’re really fucking drunk,” I reply with a forced laugh, as the key finally catches and I kick the door open.

“No…I mean it,” she says as I step into her apartment, still holding her in my arms. “You’re like…the most beautiful man.”

“That’s very sweet of you,” I say, as I open a few wrong doors (closet, bathroom) until I find her bedroom. I walk in and lay her down on the bed, then pull away, setting her bag on the night table. “You should probably just rest a bit, let it pass.” I unlace her boots and ease them off gently, setting them on the floor before straightening up to go. This feels familiar, although I haven’t carried a too-drunk Margo home from a party and put her to bed since our undergrad years. “You need anything? Water, or—”

“Yeah.” Margo smiles.

“What?”

Instead of answering, she mischievously beckons me closer. I look at her, dress rolling up around her thighs, twisting her body up in the sheets, my imagination starting to whirl a little.

“Come here!” she yelps impatiently.

This could mean trouble—the problem is, I like trouble. I groan and go nearer to the bed.

“Closer,” she giggles, and I’m taken with the smile, the way she grinds into the bed…

“What?”

Her hand pulls on my shirt, her smile goes and instead her mouth is open now, weakened like she’s preparing to kiss me. I could so easily fall into her here, so easily bring my mouth onto hers, put my own hands under her clothes. I can almost taste her, appetite stirring…

Except being a real man doesn’t just mean knowing when to make a move, it also means knowing when you shouldn’t.

“Nice try,” I say, pulling back.

Margo laughs and pounds her fists onto the bed with disappointment.

“But I need to see what’s under your shirt. You still got those Grand Canyon abs, I bet.”

“Ok. That’s my cue to go,” I say, half-out the door. “See you tomorrow.”

“No! Come on! Please! I remember the view was fucking amazing. Just a little peek. A tiny little peek for old time’s sake. Come on, Owen! Don’t be an asshole. You know you want to show it off.”

I look back at her, hand on the doorknob, and find myself laughing.

“Happy now?” I say, pulling up my shirt a little way.

Margo screams and falls back onto her pillows laughing.

“I knew it! Just as perfect as that night you got locked out of the girl’s dorm,” she says, as I close the door and leave.

When I get back to my car, I’m still smiling.


When I read the blurb for Unprofessional I just knew I had to get my hands on this book. Which is weird because friend-to-lovers isn't a trope that's I'm a huge fan of. But something about this intrigued me, and not that I'm finished I'm so glad I decided to choose this book to read. 

One, the cover is drool worthy and I want to lick those abs. Two, Owen and Margo were great characters that I enjoyed getting to know. And three, their connection was really sexy and I couldn't get enough of it. Owen was swoon worthy and I liked that he wasn't the stereotypical playboy. He could be sweet when it came to Margo, which I really loved seeing, and he was honestly just a really good guy. 

Margo was ambitious and strived for more in her life, an attribute that I liked from her. I was a little nervous when we were first introduced to her character because I was worried she would end up being snobby, but that wasn't the case at all. She wasn't as easy going as Owen was, but that's why they worked so well together. He was the calm to her stressed. 

Bottom line, I really enjoyed this story and trust me, it's as hot as the cover. I would definitely recommend it for anyone looking for an easy and hot read, and of course for fans of the friends-to-lovers trope.

Unprofessional Playlist:
That's Me - HEDEGAARD
hard pill to swallow - morgxn
Machine - MisterWives
Dance - POWERS
Electric Love - Borns 
Stay A Little Longer - Lostboycrow
Oceans Away - A R I Z O N A


About the Author:

JD Hawkins writes erotic romance with modern-classic alpha males and strong, independent women. He currently lives with his wife in Los Angeles, CA. He loves to travel and has lived in many places, including New York City, India and Thailand. When he isn't writing, JD enjoys surfing, training in Mixed Martial Arts, reading and taking naps. He's always loved making up stories, especially ones inspired by real life.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Goodbye Paradise


Title: Goodbye Forever
Series: Hello Goodbye Book 1
Author: Sarina Bowen
Publication Date: March 21, 2017

Most people called it a cult. But for twenty years, Josh and Caleb called it home. 

In Paradise, there is no television. No fast food. Just long hours of farm work and prayer on a dusty Wyoming ranch, and nights in a crowded bunkhouse. The boys of the Compound are kept far from the sinners’ world. 

But Joshua doesn’t need temptation to sin. His whole life, he’s wanted his best friend, Caleb. By day they work side by side. Only when Josh closes his eyes at night can they be together the way he craves. 

It can never be. And his survival depends on keeping his terrible desires secret.

Caleb has always protected Josh against the worst of the bullying at the Compound. But he has secrets of his own, and a plan to get away — until it all backfires. 

Josh finds himself homeless in a world that doesn’t want him. Can Caleb find him in time? And will they find a place of safety, where he can admit to Josh how he really feels? 

Warning: Contains a hot male/male romance, copious instances of taking the Lord's name in vain, and love against the kitchen counter. This book was previously released under the title: In Front of God & Everyone.

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Goodbye Paradise shocked me with how much I enjoyed it. In all honesty I was nervous that it would be too involved in religion being that it was about members of a cult. But I had nothing to worry about because that wasn't the case at all. The main focus was on Caleb and Josh, and the cult just happened to be where they came from. I was happy that it didn't have too much of an impact on the story. 

Though, it certainly had an affect on these characters but the author wrote them in such a way that the troubles they had adjusting to life out of the cult only added to the story. I really liked that we got to see how Josh and Caleb helped each other and trusted one another a great deal. Neither of them had a problem needing help and I loved that about them. 

Josh was the one that had a harder time getting used to life not led my the cult leaders. His struggles really made me like his characters because I loved seeing him push through and not give up. He was my favorite character out of the whole book and I just adored him. 

Bottom line, this is a must read for all M/M lovers and I think most people will love these two together as much as I did. 

Goodbye Paradise Playlist:
All We Know - The Chainsmokers 
Roam - Theia 
Not Going Home - DVBBS
Trouble - R3hab
Faded On You Love - Griffin Stoller 
Love Gun - Tess


Monday, March 20, 2017

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Title: The Broken Puppet
Series: The Elite Kings Club #2
Author: Amo Jones
Genre: Romance
Cover Design: Jay Aheer
Release Date: 2017
Blurb

“I thought I knew who I was, but I was wrong.”

The Silver Swan

1. A girl who is tarnished. Tainted. One who does not fit into the confinement of legend.

The Silver Swan

2. Madison Montgomery.

I was lied to.
I was cheated.
Resigning to pick up the scraps of empty memories and disarrayed thoughts, I left. After finally cutting the strings of manipulation, I resorted to do what I’ve done since I was a child, something my father drilled into my brain since I could handle my first rifle.
Run.
I’m a mere shadow of the girl they all knew.
Lies and deceit change you. They alter your entire outlook on life.
I’m Madison Montgomery, and I want to play a game.
Here’s what happens when I win.

Riddle me this, Mads.
What goes bump in the night,
but is something you can’t see with sight?
You may run, and you may hide.
Our happily ever after will be like Bonnie & Clyde.





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Amo is a full-time writer from New Zealand who loves long romantic walks to the wine cellar. 

She loves to write like how she lives, hanging on the edge of insanity with a wine glass in one hand and her morals-or lack thereof- in the other.

Those are not my monkeys, I swear....
Oh those hellhounds? Yeah, those are mine.



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Kiss Me




Title: Kiss Me
Series: Kiss of Death #2
Author: LP Lovell
Genre: Dark Romance
Release Date: March 20, 2017
Blurb
Una

I’m running.
I have more enemies than even I can fight, and a five-million-dollar price tag on my head, all because I helped Nero. The hunter has become the hunted, and now I have a life to protect—an innocent baby. And that suddenly feels like the most important mission I’ve ever had. I’ve never been so invested in surviving, so let them come. I’ll kill them all.

Nero

I had a plan and it was perfect.
She was my queen, my ultimate weapon. She played her part and helped bring me the power I sought above all else, but at what cost? Now she’s all I want, all I need. Una is mine. I will kill anyone who stands between us and burn the world to ash just to keep her.

A pending war. A test of survival. A partnership that would see their enemies tremble in their wake.

A ruthless king. A savage queen.

Kill me or kiss me?

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Holy. Shit. I'm pretty sure my eyes stayed wide open during this whole reading experience, and I'm not too sure my mouth was actually ever shut either. Once I started reading I was completely captivated and unable to put this book down. L.P Lovell went to some extremes in this book that I never thought possible, and I loved every second of it. I really can't believe what I just read but boy did I enjoy it. 

Nero and Una were the same fucked up characters I remember from Kill Me, and I mean that in the best way possible. I couldn't get enough of their crazy, violent love for one another. These characters are both already very demented but together they make each other somehow even crazier, leaving me unable to look away from the insanity that they give to this story. 

"You can kill enemies, you can even fight yourself, but you can't fight fate."

That same raw, unhinged, sexual chemistry that Nero and Una shared in the previous book is also present. I loved that they still had that need for each other, and that Ms. Lovell stayed true to these characters. Their need for one another was undeniable, just like my need for their connection was. 

Bottom line, if you're into dark book with some very fucked up characters, this is the series for you. I highly recommend it, and can't wait to see what everyone else thinks of this couple. 


Author Bio

Lauren Lovell is an indie author from England.

She suffers from a total lack of brain to mouth filter and is the friend you have to explain before you introduce her to anyone, and apologise for afterwards.

Lauren is a self-confessed shameless pervert, who may be suffering from slight peen envy.

LP loves to hear from readers so please get in touch.
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Sunday, March 19, 2017

Lost Rider

Title: Lost Rider
Series: Coming Home Book 1
Author: Harper Sloan
Publication Date: April 25, 2017


In Lost Rider, the first Western romance in New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author Harper Sloan’s Coming Home series, an injured rodeo star encounters an old flame but will she be just what he needs to get back in the saddle?

Maverick Austin Davis is forced to return home after a ten-year career as a rodeo star. After one too many head injuries, he’s off the circuit and in the horse farming business, something he’s never taken much of a shine to, but now that it’s his late father’s legacy, familial duty calls. How will Maverick find his way after the only dream he ever had for himself is over?

Enter Leighton Elizabeth James, an ugly duckling turned beauty from Maverick’s childhood—his younger sister’s best friend, to be exact, and someone whose heart he stomped all over when she confessed her crush to him ten years back. Now Leighton is back in Maverick’s life, no longer the insecure, love-stricken teen—and Maverick can’t help but take notice. Sparks fly between them, but will Leighton be able to open her heart to the one man who broke it all those years ago?

Written in the vein of Diana Palmer and Lindsay McKenna, this Texas-set series is filled with sizzle, heart, and plenty of cowboys!



I was really looking forward to this book. The author is quite new to me but I have to say she is becoming one of my favorites. Her stories just seem to suck me in from the very start. This was one of them books. Maverick and Leighton were so good together. But God did Maverick make things hard on her. They had known each other for forever they grow up together Leighton is his sisters best friend and they are close so she was always around. Maverick liked her and they were close in there own way but he couldn't let her get to close cause he had plans and they were going to happen no matter what. His life growing up wasn't great, his father was just a mean man. It wasn't to bad for his brother and sister but still not great. The only thing that made him happy was his brother sister Leighton and his dream of being a rider which his dad hated so he had to get away from the small town of Pine Oaks and him doing that he had to push Leighton away but God he did it in the worst way. 

Leighton is a great girl I really liked her. She as had a crush on Maverick forever she can remember a time when she hasn't had a crush on him. They had gotten close but she knew his dreams and they were what was going to take him away from her but if he asked her to go she would even at a young age she knew he was the man she wanted. But one night the man of her dream tore her heart in two and she didn't think she could get that back. Then after 10 years of him being gone he's back and the feels she had buried came back even though she didn't think she could let him back into life again. 

There was so much drama in this book and i have to say there was time when i didn't like Maverick at all he has a mean streak and he really knows how to hurt someone but then when you get to see him being all nice you cant help but fall for him. There was so much heart break in both there's lives but they were so meant to be together even with everything that had happened between them. They were so hot together the sexual tension was crazy hot and once they started getting close it was hard to stay away.

I would highly recommend this book. It's really good the story had great flow and the characters were just brilliant. I m dying to know more about Clay and Quinn Mavericks brother and sister there is still loads to know so really excited about that.




Lost Rider is the start to Harper Sloan's brand new series, Coming Home, and her first release in Western Romance. This book follows Maverick Davis as he returns home after too many concussions have taken him off the Rodeo circuit. When he left town ten years ago it was with plans to never come back, but now that his father has passed and he no longer has his career, he knows it's time. He never expected to return to Leighton James looking as gorgeous as a model and hating his guts though. She was once the only person he could confide in, and now she doesn't even want to speak to him. Now he just has to change her mind and make up for the past. 

I really enjoyed getting to know these characters and I especially adored Maverick. This may be a new adventure for Ms. Sloan but this Hero kept true to what I've come to expect from her writing - true Alpha-ness. Even when he was working his hardest to get back into his family's life, his possessiveness over Leighton was clear as day and I loved seeing that. There were many scenes that had me swooning all over the place, and I will be re-reading this many times because of that. 

There were a few scenes in the past, which usually I'm not a big fan of, but with this story it worked well being mixed in. It gave us more of a clear picture of how close Maverick and Leighton were at times in the past, and why him leaving hurt her so much. I really liked that we got that insight into their relationship and it made me connect with Leighton on a stronger level. She was a good heroine that kept things interesting since she didn't give into Maverick right away, which was fun to see. 

This is one cowboy that everyone needs to meet. Even if you're not into the Western genre I would still highly recommend this book. It was sweet and sexy, with a hot Alpha Hero, and a romance that will have you swooning. 

Lost Rider Playlist:
Austin - Blake Shelton 
Boys From The South - Pistol Annies 
What Ifs - Kane Brown
This Is How We Roll - Florida Georgia Line
Strip It Down - Luke Bryan 
Save a Horse (Ride a Cowboy) - Big & Rich
Rodeo - Garth Brooks


Harper is a NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL and USA TODAY bestselling author residing in Georgia with her husband and three daughters. She has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books, hibachi, tattoos and Game of Thrones. When she isn't writing you can almost always find her with a book in hand.