Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Co-Ed

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Co-Ed by Rachel Van Dyken 
Publication Date: April 24th, 2018 
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Four guys.
Constant moaning.
And a revolving door across the college suite I somehow ended up in because my first name is Shawn.
They don't discriminate. Girls. Guys. Grandmas. Plants (okay maybe not plants) all walks of life stroll in stressed to the brim, and leave so satisfied I'm wondering what sort of talents lie behind that door.
My roommate calls them the pleasure ponies.
But the rest of the college campus?
They just call them the new face of Wingmen Inc. A paid for relationship service that makes big promises.
Breakup? They'll glue you back together again.
Depressed? They have the magic pill.
Lonely? Just spend a few minutes while they rub you down and you'll forget all about it.
And broken hearts? Well, that's their specialty. They'll fix you
For a price…
I swore I wouldn't get involved.
But apparently they like a challenge, and a girl who doesn't put up with their BS is basically like waving a red flag in front of a bull.
They. All. Charged.
But one holds my attention above the rest.
Knox Turner looks like a Viking — and getting pillaged is starting to look more appealing by the day. Though he's hiding something — all of them are. And the closer I get. The more I realize that some things are left better in the past.
You've read reverse harem books before — but you've never read one like this. It's not what you think, or is it? Dive in and find out…
 Knox, Leo, Finn, and Slater are waiting, and they aren't patient men.
Welcome to the new face of Wingmen Inc — You're welcome.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Rachel Van Dyken is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestselling author of regency and contemporary romances. When she's not writing you can find her drinking coffee at Starbucks and plotting her next book while watching The Bachelor.
She keeps her home in Idaho with her Husband, adorable son, and two snoring boxers! She loves to hear from readers!

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Tame

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Tame by Colet Abedi
Publication Date: April 16th, 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance

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Abby Walters fell in love with me when she was a child.
In many ways, she still is one. That sweet, sheltered good girl may look like a walking orgasm, but I know she’s innocent.
Too innocent for me, the renowned British playboy.
It’s ironic, isn’t it, that I’m the one spending my career in philanthropy while she toils away as a barista. The heiress to her own fortune, she’s terrible at this job. It’s all wrong for her.
But then so am I.
So why did I offer to hire her?
Because I want her close to me.
Under my control.
And in my bed.
It’s not like Abby’s going to tame me. Right?

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Excerpt:

Fifteen Years Ago  

I fell in love with Michael Sinclair when I was eight years old.

I can even remember the exact moment.

After years of being alone after the death of my father, my mother married one of the most eligible bachelors in London - Charles Edward Dalton Sinclair. He was wealthy, had an incredible pedigree, and adored my mother.

What was more, he also happened to have a son who was five years my senior. I was thrilled I was finally going to have a sibling. An older, protective brother. One who would cherish and look out for me. It was something I had dreamt about my whole life and it seemed as though my wish had finally been granted.

But God had a different plan.

My new stepbrother, Davis Sinclair, would quickly become the bane of my adolescent existence. My curse. He was everything but brotherly and caring.

In fact, I quickly became convinced he was the Antichrist.

After our parent’s marriage, I soon realized his biggest pleasure in life came from teasing me mercilessly and making me cry. Davis liked to see people suffer. There was a sickening type of joy that came over him when he saw someone’s pain. Since I was so young and na├»ve , I played right into my stepbrother’s evil machinations. It wasn’t until I was much older that I finally stopped the tears and learned the art of feigning indifference, which in turn, made Davis thankfully leave me alone.

But during my younger years, while I depended on my tears as a source of comfort, Davis’ cousin, Michael Sinclair was there to protect me.

I’ll never forget the moment he stepped into my life like a knight in shining armor when I was only eight, and he was sixteen.

It was a beautiful summer day in Surrey and I was outside playing with my dolls at my stepfather’s country estate.

“Shabby Abby!” Davis screamed at me in a shrill voice as I cried over the injustice of such an awful nickname. “Shabby Abby, are you crying like the flabby baby you are?”

He circled me and stuck out his tongue. I covered my ears with my hands and tried to block out his tormenting words.

“Leave me alone!” I cried out.

“Shabby Abby!” Davis shouted with glee. “Shabby Abby, you’re so flabby! Flabby Shabby Abby! Flabby Shabby Abby!”

Looking back now, I must admit, I was on the flabby side.

To my mother’s horror, I was a chubby child, so much so, that she had put me on a strict diet. Unfortunately, it ended up backfiring, because it turned me into a closet eater. Chocolate, potato chips and fattening baked goods became my constant companion in the hiding spaces I would sneak off to. I stole food from the pantry whenever no one was paying attention to me, which wasn’t so great for my mother’s plan, because it just so happened no one ever paid any attention to me at all.

So there I was, surrounded by my dolls, remnants of cookie crumbs littered all over my uncomfortably tight pink dress, wishing Davis would somehow magically disappear.

And that’s when something even better than his disappearance happened.

“What’s going on out here?”

The sun was glaring in my eyes as I squinted up to see who had joined Davis. If it were one of his hideous friends, I was ready to take my dolls and go inside the house for a few hours and hide inside a dressing closet where they wouldn’t be able to find me.

“I’m here with Flabby Shabby Abby!” Davis declared proudly as he pointed at me like I was diseased.

There was a break from the bright sunlight as the clouds moved, and it was at that moment I stared into Michael Sinclair’s piercing blue eyes for the very first time.

He seemed as tall as the sun. And just as handsome as all the fairy-tale heroes I read about at night.

He leaned down next to me and took in my sad face. He reached out and brushed my cheek with the back of his large hand and gave me a sympathetic smile.

“Are you okay, Abby?”

“Are you Prince Charming?” I asked in awe. “Are you here to save me from my evil stepbrother?”

He smiled at me. “Do you need saving?”

“I do,” I told him as I nodded my head. “He’s very mean to me.”

“He is?” Michael asked sympathetically as I nodded.

“He makes me cry,” I admitted softly.

“Shut up, Flabby Abby!” Davis sneered. “You talk too much!”

Michael gave me a sweet smile before standing to his full height and turning his attention to my stepbrother.

“You need to stop teasing our Abby,” Michael told him sternly.

I watched Michael with wide eyes, half in love with him already.

“Or what?” Davis sneered at him. “What will you do?”

“Punch you in the face,” Michael informed him.

Davis shook his head and laughed, then for good measure stepped close to me and leaned in so that his face was only inches from mine.

“Shabby. Flabby. Abby,” he taunted me again. Except this time he crossed a line he was warned not to go near.

It happened so fast.

One second Davis was leaning in so close I could feel his breath on my skin and the next he was lifted up away from me and punched soundly in the face.

I watched in happiness as he flew through the sky and landed with a thud on the ground, a good distance away from me.

Michael Sinclair descended, loomed over him like an imposing young demigod and grabbed him angrily by his collar.

“You’ve been warned, Davis.”

Davis was too frightened to move. He could only nod his head in acknowledgment before he ran off like the devil was chasing him.

Michael turned to face me when Davis was gone and gave me the most beautiful smile I had ever seen in my life.

“If he bothers you again, Abigail,” he said to me, “I will beat him to a bloody pulp.”

And just like that.

I finally had a hero.

I decided right then and there when I grew up I would marry Michael Sinclair.

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I went into this book already liking everything about it. I like the cover, the blurb is great and grabbed my attention, this authors work has great reviews which I was happy about - it was just all really interesting so when the ARC dropped on my kindle I clicked on it like "I'm making this book my bitch tonight." But the reality was that that didn't happen and as much as I liked a lot about this story before I read it, once I was done I didn't have the same happiness about it. 

Let me say though that even with the issues I had with this story I do think it's one that a lot of people will enjoy. It was well written and I felt like you could tell the author didn't cut any corners while writing and she thought everything out. What I enjoyed most was how well the settings were described and it made me feel like I was right there with these characters. 

What bothered me most about the story was Michael and his inability to make up his mind. I felt like the majority of the book focused on his hot and cold indecisive ass and after awhile it got to be very very old. One second he's pushing Abby against the wall and giving us hints of all the dirty things he wants to do with her. But then the next he's pushing her away and being rude and cold to her. And this happened over and over...and over again. After the second time it just became boring and too repetitive for my liking. Especially when it was almost all that was focused on between these characters instead of anything that made me feel a connection. I felt like I was stuck in some time loop and reliving the same scene.

Another thing was the lack of information on Michael's family. This book does connect to other books the author has written, which I haven't read, so I'm thinking maybe there was more information in them. What took me back was when Michael mentioned something about his brother in such a blase way and here I was not even knowing he had a brother at that point. It felt more like I was expected to know than as if I was getting this information for the first time. 

Then when it came to Abby's family we learned some about them but then that situation didn't feel resolved by the end. And it bothered me that the mother Abby described throughout the book and had issues with was completely different in the epilogue. It was just an odd combination for this semi-secondary character apparently getting a personality change that we never saw or understood. As for the other members of Abby's family, I would have loved to see their demise but sadly it was like they were completely forgotten by the end. 

Overall, there was clearly a lot I didn't enjoy about this book but I did like the authors writing and I think the overall plot idea was a good one. I'd definitely give this author another try and I look forward to see what she comes up with next. I would still recommend this book to anyone that likes an Alpha-asshole hero.



ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Colet Abedi is a television and film executive based in Los Angeles. She had her first taste of living her dream as head writer and showrunner for the FOX-owned MyNetworkTV serials, American Heiress and Fashion House. She is the creator and executive producer of Unsealed: Alien Files, which is in its fourth season. She is the co-author of young adult fiction novel, FAE. Book one was released by Diversion Publishing Group and was an instant bestseller. The Dark King, the second in the planned FAE trilogy, was released in May 2014. FAE was optioned by Ridley Scott & Giannina Scott.
Colet is a native of California, graduated with a B.A. in English literature from the University of California at Irvine, and currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband and three dogs.


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Monday, April 16, 2018

Without Promise Cover Reveal

     
WITHOUT PROMISES (Under the Pier Book 2)
by Delancey Stewart
Cover Reveal: April 16th
Release Date: May 21st
Genre: Contemporary Romance
     
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Trent McNeil was a classic trust-fund kid until he watched a team of firefighters save his family home. From that moment on, he rebelled against the path his parents were determined to keep him on. Now a San Diego firefighter, he knows he'll eventually be expected to take over the family empire. But until that day, his only plan is to have fun and enjoy life.
After a childhood of upset and uncertainty, Amy Hodge is going to make something out of herself. She has her future all planned out. She's starting medical school and is going to be busy...far too busy for a relationship. But she does have time for a quick fling before she buckles down and concentrates on her studies.
Amy quickly realizes that playboy Trent is not all he seems to be. Never relinquishing control and sticking to her plans has done well for Amy, but no one has ever made her want to throw caution to the wind like this sexy firefighter.

Each book in the Under the Pier series is STANDALONE:
* Without Words
* Without Promises
     
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
“I'm not big on labels, but there are a few that fit me (not necessarily in this order. Or maybe in this order):
- wine drinker (and wine geek)
- mother of small boys
- military spouse
- writer
- chocolate eater
- ice cream addict
I write about emotional connection and intimacy, and love giving readers smart, sexy books to curl up with.”
 
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Delancey Stewart is an award-winning author who writes romantic fiction with humor and heart.
Stewart has lived on both coasts, in big cities and small towns. She's been a pharmaceutical rep, a personal trainer and a wineseller.
A wife and the mother of two small boys, her current job titles include pirate captain, monster hunter, Lego assembler and story reader. She tackles all these efforts at her current home outside Washington D.C.
     
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Something So Unscripted

Title: Something So Unscripted
Author: Natasha Madison
Genre: Sports Romance
Release Date: April 2, 2018 Cover Design: Melissa Gill at MGBookCovers
One of the most EMOTIONAL romances I've read this year! Natasha Madison continues to AMAZE ME with every new release! -  Shayna Renee 
Something so Unscripted is so much more than a love story, it is an all-encompassing, engrossing and engaging novel about, love, life and all the moments that make life special. - Denise Shh Mom's Reading
Something So Unscripted is positively the most amazing book I've read. It gives the most heart wrenching story that will leave breathless. - Book Haven Book Blog
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Finding my teammate in bed with my wife made the decision I had been fighting with for years easier.
It’s time to move on. 
A fresh start and a new NHL team in a big city. Most importantly, it’s my son Jack’s best shot. 
It would be both of our best shots. 
Denise
After a bad childhood, I made sure I would succeed, so I lived for my job. 
The problem is I die a little with each patient I lose. It’s part of my career at Hudson Children’s Oncology Hospital, but it doesn’t make the sting of loss any easier. 
Seeking anything other than a life saved isn’t on my agenda until a NHL player walks into my hospital with his son. 
We’re officially off script the moment we meet. 
If this love is anything, it’s unscripted.
“Zack.” I hear her voice and just look at my wife. The woman who said she would love me in good times and in bad yet is currently holding a sheet to cover her naked body. The four-carat engagement with matching eternity wedding ring glistens in the light. “It’s just ...” she starts to say, and I look over at the man in bed next to her. In our bed. 
“It’s over.” I say the two words I swore I wouldn’t say no matter how hard it got. No matter how much I saw her push me away, no matter that I always suspected she was cheating on me. Then I look over at the man who I called a brother, the man who stood by my side on and off the ice. “You’re scum.”
“It just happened,” Colton says, getting out of the bed. At least he’s wearing boxers. His knee is still wrapped from the operation he had last month, which is why he wasn’t on the road with us, which is how I surprised them.
We were on the road for the whole week and due back tomorrow, but I hightailed it out of there to get home to my family and my son. “It just so happened you walked into my house and slept with my wife?” I ask him, and I have to wonder why I’m not more pissed, why I’m not more angry with them. “You come here and sleep with my wife with my son under the same roof.”
“Zack,” my wife says, and I look over at her again. Tears are rolling down her cheeks, her perfectly made up face now streaked with the black mascara she always wears. “Please let’s ...”
I shake my head, putting my hands in my pockets. “Let’s what? Let’s talk about this?” I throw my head back and laugh. “Let’s talk about the fact that our son is in his room dying. Let’s talk about the fact that instead of helping him, you’re just helping yourself. Let’s talk about the fucking fact that instead of being there by his side with me, you chose to escape the fucking reality that our son won’t make it to six years old.”
“No.” She shakes her head, and I know that I’ve about had it.
“I’ll give you an hour,” I tell them both. “One hour and I want you packed and at the door when I come back.”
“But—” she says.
“But nothing, Chantal. You did what you had to do for you, and now I’m doing what I need to do for our son.”
I turn and walk out of our bedroom, then down the winding staircase that leads to the big brass front doors. Once outside in the warm Arizona air, I take my phone out of my pocket and call the only person I know who has my back no matter what. My agent and best friend, Jamie.
He answers after one ring, and it doesn’t surprise me he sleeps with his phone in his hand. “What’s up?” he says, his voice sleepy since it’s four a.m. in New York.
“I want out of Arizona, make the trade. Call the powers that be; I want out,” I tell him, getting into my Range Rover.
“You can’t just demand that,” he says, and I hear sheets rustle.
“Just walked in on Colton fucking my wife, so you can bet your ass I can. Make it happen. Call New York because it’s the only place I’ll go. I don’t care if I take a pay cut.”
“That fucking scumbag,” he says. “I’ll call them now.”
“Jamie, there is a top-notch doctor who specializes in cancer in New York. Max Horton’s sister,” I tell him quietly and slowly drive out of my gate.
“I’ll make it happen,” he says softly. “I’ll let you know what they say.”
“Jamie, I’m leaving here in a week regardless of what they say,” I tell him and disconnect the call. 
“One week,” I say to myself. “One fucking week.”


Something So Unscripted was a low angst, sweet, amazing read. Zack and Denise fell into a romance quickly and with ease. There really wasn't any big sweep-her-off-her-feet moments, but that worked for these characters. I loved that from the very beginning you just knew that they belonged together and they fit in each others lives perfectly. 

There was still a lot happening in the story that kept me intrigued and forcing myself to not skip to the end to find out what happened. I devoured this book in one sitting because I refused to get up or let my focus wonder to anything other than these characters. I thought everything was very well written and that it all played out in the best possible way for all the characters involved in the story. 

Overall, this is a book I would recommend to anyone, even readers that aren't sports-romance fans because this book deserves to be read. It does involve characters from the past novels but it can be read as a standalone with no problem or spoilers about those books.



When her nose isn't buried in a book, or her fingers flying across a keyboard writing, she's in the kitchen creating gourmet meals. You can find her, in four inch heels no less, in the car chauffeuring kids, or possibly with her husband scheduling his business trips. It's a good thing her characters do what she says, because even her Labrador doesn't listen to her...
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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Disgrace Cover Reveal

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Disgrace, an all-new emotional standalone from Brittainy C. Cherry is coming April 26th and we have the gorgeous new cover!


Disgrace by Brittainy C. Cherry
Release Date: April 26th, 2018 Genre: Contemporary Romance
Cover Designer: QuirkyBird Designs
Photographer: Rafa Garcia
Model: Christian Balic 

Each day I prayed for my husband to love me again.

After seventeen years together, he walked away from me, and into the arms of another.

I didn’t know how to cope. I didn’t know my worth. I didn’t know how to exist without him by my side.

All I wanted was for him to come back to me.

Then, Jackson Emery appeared.

He was supposed to be a distraction for my mind. A summer fling. A confidence boost to my bruised heart.

We were perfect for one another, because we both knew we wouldn’t last. Jackson didn’t believe in commitment, and I no longer believed in love. He was too young for me, and I was too damaged for him.

Everything was fine, until one night my heart skipped a beat.

I didn’t expect him to make me laugh. To make me think. To make my sadness somewhat disappear.

When our time was up, my heart didn’t know how to walk away.

Each day I prayed for my husband to love me again, yet slowly my prayers began to shift toward the man who wasn’t right for me.

I prayed for one more smile, one more kiss, one more laugh, one more touch…

I prayed for him to be mine.

Even though I knew his heart wasn’t destined to love.

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