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Thursday, April 29, 2021

🌟 BOOK BLITZ 🌟 Up for Seconds by Melissa Chambers {EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY!}




Up for Seconds by Melissa Chambers

Release Date: April 27th 2021 by Perry Evans Press
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

He won’t get in her head again…

Tori:

Jack Massey broke my heart. He was jealous and possessive. We were all wrong together—too engrossed, too greedy for one another…like we were each other’s fix.

We made no sense. He’s a stuffy, number-cruncher from a wealthy family, and I’m a hot mess from a trailer park. We’d never work long-term.

He says he wants me back. He needs to let the past stay behind us. I’ve worked too hard this year to get over him. I’ve thrown myself into my work with the kids at the resort. I’ve nurtured friendships with my amazing co-workers. I even tried another relationship. Though Jack’s never left my head or my heart.

Jack:

I screwed up. I’ve paid the price this past year. I quit drinking and became obsessed with my job and working out. I’ve not so much as looked at another woman. Tori’s all I’ve been able to focus on, even after a year

I want her back. It’s not going to be easy. We come from different worlds, and she makes sure I know it at every turn.

I’ve never failed at anything in my life except for my relationship with her, and I don’t intend to lose at that again.

Welcome to Destiny Dunes, where the only thing hotter than the Florida sun is the romance between this resort's employees. Each book in this steamy series focuses on your favorite romance tropes. Once you enter the gates of Destiny Dunes, you'll never want to leave!




{EXCERPT}

Our conversation takes us all the way to Jack’s luxury SUV. He opens the door for me, and I get in, knowing I’ll probably never feel like I belong in a car like this. But I start to get a little more comfortable in it this second time around. When he slides into the driver’s seat, I ask, “Where are we going?”

“I want to take you home to my place, but I know better.”

I desperately want him to take me there and directly to his bed. But I want to make him take me out on at least one date before we jump into sleeping together.

“What about a movie?” I say.

“That’s cool. Which one do you want to see?”

I rub my forehead, trying not to say the next words I know I’m going to say. “We can just watch one on your couch.”

“Okay,” he says, a smile trying to get through as he chews on his lip.

“I mean watch a movie,” I say.

“I mean it, too.”

He pulls into the parking lot of his building, and when we both get out of the car, he takes my hand as we walk toward the door. There’s something so possessive about the way he holds my hand, like he’s showing the world that I’m his.

He lets us inside the secure building, and we head to the elevator. We wait for it in silence, still holding hands, and I feel the tension building between us like a pot of water on the verge of boiling.

We get on the elevator, and he hits the button for his floor and then turns to me.

I look away with a giggle. “Don’t even think about it.”

“I didn’t do anything,” he says, looking ridiculously innocent with his dark eyes and his five-o’clock shadow.

We exit the elevator and he lets us in his apartment. “This is a blast from the past,” I say. His place always makes me feel so adult. He had it professionally decorated in sleek lines and gray tones, which is a stark contrast to the resort-issued dΓ©cor of my own place.

“Do you want water to drink, or do you want something else?” he asks. “I have beer and wine.”

“I’ll just take water, please.”

He settles in next to me, handing me the water. “Do you know what you want to watch yet?”

Being here in this apartment with him sitting right next to me on his couch is almost more than my nervous stomach can handle. “It doesn’t matter,” I say, unable to pull my gaze away from his.

He takes my bottle of water from me and sets it on the coffee table in front of us. He slides his hand underneath mine. “Thanks for trusting me enough to let me bring you back here.”

My heel taps on the floor without my permission. He puts his hand on my knee, stopping the rapid movement. “You don’t have to be nervous around me, Tori. You are totally running the show here and you know it.”

I point to his chest. “You say that, but it doesn’t always feel that way.”

He clasps his hand around my finger and kisses the tip of it. “Whatever you decide you want to happen between us, I’m all for it.”

I close my eyes. “Why have you made me stop hating you? It was so much easier that way.”

He runs his fingertips across my cheek and then around to the back of my neck. Every time he puts his hand back there, my body melts like a block of ice in a sauna. 


AUTHOR BIO:


Melissa Chambers writes contemporary novels for young, new, and actual adults. A Nashville native, she spends her days working in the music industry and her nights tapping away at her keyboard. While she’s slightly obsessed with alt rock, she leaves the guitar playing to her husband and kid. She never misses a chance to play a tennis match, listen to an audiobook, or eat a bowl of ice cream. (Rocky road, please!) She has served as president for the Music City Romance Writers and is the author of the Love Along Hwy 30A series, the Destiny Dunes series, the Before Forever series (YA), and Courting Carlyn (YA).


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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

πŸ”– RELEASE BLAST πŸ”– Wright with Benefits by K.A. Linde {REVIEW}




Wright with Benefits by K.A. Linde

Release Date: April 27th 2021 by K.A. Linde Inc.
Pages: 313
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

A feisty stand alone friends with benefits romance from USA Today bestselling author K.A. Linde. With new characters set in the bestselling world of the Wrights, this is a perfect jumping on point for new readers!

I shouldn’t have hooked up with my one night stand... again.

To be fair, I was having the worst day of my life. I was sure that nothing else could go wrong.

Then in walks Jordan Wright.

We have a heated history, and I’ve been avoiding him. Not least of all because he’s a hundred percent my type with those big brown eyes, a ripped body, and his blisteringly broody charm. I said I’d never go near him again.

But he’s there for me when I need him. And well, old habits die hard.

Only problem?

I’m leaving in a matter of months, and nothing is going to change my mind.

Maybe in the meantime, I can still have my Wright...with benefits. 



Narrated by Erin Mallon and Joe Arden



My Review:

K.A. Linde delivers yet another hit in the Wright Series, Wright with Benefits is an emotional and steamy friends-to-lovers romance that will leave you wanting for more.

At the beginning of the story we are introduced to Annie Donoghue, a medical student in Lubbock, Texas. It’s her last semester of medical school and Annie is not having a good day, everything is going wrong. From her house getting flooded to having to fix an issue with a professor’s retirement party. Yet, little did she know that her day was about to get worse the minute she bumps into the one-night stand she had with non other than Jordan Wright.

It’s been three years since they’ve met and Annie is still mad at him for not telling her that he was going to come back to Texas even after telling her that he was not coming back at all. He fractured her trust, but when he offers to help her, she can’t turn him down and soon they are crossing that line again. There is something different this time around, Jordan now lives in Texas and knowing that they’ll be seeing a lot more of each other they decide to come up with an arrangement of their own. She’ll be leaving to do her residency soon and Annie is not interested in having a relationship so they decide to have a friends with benefits arrangement without realizing that once giving in to their needs, feelings will develop once again. Annie has always had feelings for Jordan, but soon things start to change the minute her ex comes back to town and when shocking news threaten their future together.

When Jordan Wright sees Annie for the first time, he is taken by her beauty and confidence. Once she introduced herself all bets were off and he wanted to be with her knowing that their time was limited. Running the Canadian branch of Wright Construction, Jordan’s career is important to him as well as his family. So when it came to his mom and brother to move back to Texas with the rest of the Wrights, he is there to make sure they are settled until he sees Annie again at a family gathering. They have an explosive night together, but he left and it’s been a while since they’ve been able to talk again. Moving to Texas was a huge change for him and while he is busy working on a new business venture with his brother and cousin, Jordan still can’t get his mind off Annie. She fits seamlessly with him and the more time they spend together, the more he realizes that he doesn’t want to let go. It would take a turn of events to put his feelings on the line and he’ll have to decide if he is strong enough to let Annie go or fight for her when the time comes.

I’m so glad Linde brought us back to the Wright Series, I loved the previous books and this was no different. From the character development to the storyline, Wright with Benefits had it all. There is this sizzling chemistry between the characters that had me hooked from beginning to end. We also get more background into why Annie decided to become a doctor and why it’s important to her that she does. Having lived in Lubbock her entire life, she dreams of living somewhere else and she doesn’t want to have any strings attached by having a relationship. Jordan supports her decision as he is also busy with his career. Neither of them expected to fall madly in love and they have to face obstacles coming their way if they are going to have any sort of future together. Linde bring us a steamy romance full of emotions! The ending had me rooting for the characters and although I wish the author could have elaborated on some things, the ending was still great. I cannot wait to read the next book in the series, highly recommend it! :)

**I received an advanced copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.**

My Rating:



Meet K.A. Linde:

K.A. Linde is the USA Today bestselling author of the Avoiding Series, Wrights, and more than thirty other novels. She has a Masters degree in political science from the University of Georgia, was the head campaign worker for the 2012 presidential campaign at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and served as the head coach of the Duke University dance team. She loves reading fantasy novels, binge-watching Supernatural, traveling, and dancing in her spare time.

She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas, with her husband and two super-adorable puppies.

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Monday, April 26, 2021

πŸ”– BLOG TOUR πŸ”– The Glass Slipper by K. Webster {REVIEW}




The Glass Slipper by K. Webster 

Release Date: April 13th 2021 by Dangerous Press
Pages: 326
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Dark, Retellings

Betraying the most powerful man in New York wasn’t something I ever envisioned when I first started playing games with Winston Constantine. But he’s engaged in far more dangerous games than ours, and his enemies are out for blood.

Winston has my heart, the Morellis have incriminating photos, and I’m left with nothing except three stepbrothers who want to hurt me and a future in doubt. I knew Winston wouldn’t be my prince charming, but that didn’t stop me from falling for him.

After all, the slippers fit, and I let myself believe I’d be dancing with Winston forever.

Until too much truth comes to light.

Until I realize instead of ruling the board, I was just a pawn.

In the end, I have only one question. When his game with me is over, will I be able to pretend as if the glass slipper wasn’t a perfect fit?




My Review:

The epic conclusion to the Cinderella Trilogy is here and it’s darker than ever. K. Webster has undoubtedly outdone herself with The Glass Slipper, now one of my all-time favorite trilogies of the year.

Ash never meant to let Winston down, she broke his trust and now she has to find a way to make things right again. But he is growing distant and Ash is not sure if he’ll ever return her feelings for him. She got swept up in a made up fairy tale where she imagined herself as the maid turned princess who perfectly fit into her prince charming’s dark world. Yet, no matter how much she really wants to fit in his world, she realizes that Winston gave her a fantasy not a reality. Their perfect world is about to shatter when his enemies are ready to destroy his reputation in the city where the Constantine name has the ultimate power. Nevertheless, Ash is ready to prove to everyone that she can stand next to someone like Winston and that she deserves to be with him.

Winston Constantine holds loyalty in high regard, so when he finds out that Ash betrayed his trust it completely crushed him. Another reason to remind him to keep his heart impenetrable. He learned his lesson once by letting someone get close to his heart and he can’t do that again no matter how much he wants Ash. Winston will have to put a distance between them before he starts to fall in love for the one person he can’t have. Yet, no matter how much distance he tries to put between them, Winston still cares about Ash and vows to keep protecting her from her terrible brothers. It would take a turn of events to reveal shocking secrets that will put their relationship on the line and he’ll have to decide if Ash is worth letting into his heart or not.

I’m so glad I found this trilogy, it truly kept getting better and better. As the last book in the trilogy, The Glass Slipper picks up right after the shocking climax in Prince Charming. Winston finds out that Ash has been playing him and he is hurt. He was starting to let himself believe that they could have a future together, but that completely changed after finding out of her betrayal. It’s now Ash that needs to fight for them if she wants to have a future with him. There is everything in this book, we get to find out more about Ash’s family and how essential they are in the story. Friends become enemies and the dynamic between the rest of the Constantine siblings are important to Ash and Winston. We also get a lot more steam between them and as they get closer, the more romantic the story gets. There were a few things that weren’t fully explained and I wonder if we are going to get some type of explanation in the other books in the series. I really thought the ending was going to end just like the actual Cinderella story, but the author gave us so much more. I fit the overall story and it was perfect for the characters. All in all, I am impressed with the overall trilogy from the gorgeous covers to the dark twist of the fairy tale story. I would highly recommend checking it out, I cannot wait to read more book by the author. You will not regret it!

**I received an advanced copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.**

My Rating:


About K. Webster:

K Webster is a USA Today Bestselling author. Her titles have claimed many bestseller tags in numerous categories, are translated in multiple languages, and have been adapted into audiobooks. She lives in “Tornado Alley” with her husband, two children, and her baby dog named Blue. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, drinking copious amounts of coffee, and researching aliens. 



Stroke of Midnight (Cinderella #1)



Prince Charming (Cinderella #2)


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Friday, April 23, 2021

πŸ”– BLOG TOUR πŸ”– The Virgin Rule Book by Lauren Blakely {REVIEW}




The Virgin Rule Book by Lauren Blakely

Release Date: April 16th 2021 by Lauren Blakely Books
Pages: 324
Genres: Romance, Contemporary, Sports

A sexy, brother's best friend sports romance from # 1 New York Times bestseller Lauren Blakely!

Let me make a few things clear. I didn’t go to the wedding intending to dance with the best man, to dare him to show me a very sexy pic on his phone, or to accidentally kiss him in the hotel elevator after the reception ended.

But you know how it goes. Things just happen at weddings...

The next day, Crosby and I agree to put all those shenanigans behind us. The fun-loving, stupidly gorgeous, all-star baseball player might be my brother’s best friend, but he’s my friend too and has been for years, so it’s easy to move on, especially because I have a high-profile business to run.

But since he’s newly single and I’m always single, it turns out we both desperately need plus ones. We agree to “publicly date” over the next two weeks of galas, parties and events before his baseball season begins.

The only trouble is the more time I spend with Crosby, the more I keep imagining how much I want him to take my V-card.

And when I broach the possibility with Crosby, his answer surprises the hell out of me.




My Review:

From the eye catching cover to the intriguing synopsis, The Virgin Rule Book by Lauren Blakely had me intrigued from beginning to end. This steamy brother’s best friend sports romance was steamy, emotional and swoon worthy.

At the beginning we are introduced to Nadia Harlowe, a twenty-four-year old football team owner of the Hawks. The sport runs in her blood and now that her dad’s passing left her a majority stake in the team, Nadia is finally turning her dream of running a football team into a reality. But the team was never based in Las Vegas where she resides, but in San Francisco where it was originated. As the owner of the team, she has huge responsibilities of making her family and fans proud. So when her best friend and baseball star, Crosby Cash, suggests for her to move the team back to San Francisco, Nadia makes the leap knowing that she’ll be closer to him as well.

They’ve known each other since they were kids and she has always had a connection with him. Although she tried dating, it wasn’t as successful as she wanted it to be and she is ready to embrace single hood in San Francisco. But when Crosby asks her to be his plus one at events, things start to shift between them. It would take crossing the line with a kiss to make her see that she might just be falling for her best friend. Yet, there is something that she has to tell Crosby before crossing the line of no return and she isn’t sure how he is going to react.

As a baseball star, Crosby Cash is used to having women around him all the time and it’s that accessibility that often gets him to attract the wrong women for him. So he decides to not date for a while and instead get his friend, Nadia Harlowe to be his plus one at events. Seeing and having her close again has completely changed his view of her. He loves the fire in her and that she knows what she wants, making it hard to him to stop having thoughts about turning their friendship into a friends with benefits one. It’s the closer they get closer that it’s hard to not be with her that makes Crosby begin to fall for the one that should be off-limits. Now he has to decide if it’s worth putting their friendship on the line for an actual relationship or not.

Lauren Blakely knows how to deliver romantic stories filled emotions and depth. Once I started reading the book I couldn’t stop, the dynamic between the characters was sizzling and full of chemistry. They are comfortable with each other and they are able to lean on one another when they need a plus one. He understands that Nadia wants to focus on the team and not let the fans down. Meanwhile, Crosby wants to learn not to move too fast when it comes to relationships. Once they crossed the line everything completely changed between them and they have to figure out if they are willing to giving in to their feelings or remain friends. I loved the ending, it was cute and romantic. It fit the story very well and I would highly recommend checking out the prequel novella, The Rules of Friends with Benefits to get an insight look into what happens before Nadia moves to San Francisco. I cannot wait to read the rest of the series!

**I received an advanced copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.**


My Rating: 4.5/5


About Lauren Blakely: 


A #1 New York Times Bestselling, #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling, and #1 Audible Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s sweet, sexy and witty. She also writes red-hot, sexy romance and USA Today bestselling LGBTQ romance.

With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 100 times, with more than 50 titles on the USA Today Bestsellers list alone. She’s sold more than 4 million books. She likes dogs, cake and show tunes. 


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Thursday, April 22, 2021

🌟 BOOK BLITZ 🌟 The Other Prince by Alice Dolman {EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY!}




The Other Prince by Alice Dolman

Release Date: April 19th 2021
Pages: 316
Genres: Adult, Comedy, Contemporary, Romance

After moving to London, Amelia Glendale landed her dream job as a lawyer at the Queen’s Charitable Foundation. But when the queen dies, Amelia finds herself working for her longtime royal crush, Prince Leo – and his stuffy older brother Prince Edmund.

Charismatic Prince Leo was once known for his hard-partying ways, but has settled down and thrown himself into a life of philanthropy. He’s Amelia’s perfect man and she’s sure they’d get along if she wasn’t too star-struck to speak to him.

Prince Edmund has always been the sensible brother and dutiful heir, until a scandal of epic proportions leaves his reputation in tatters. With his comfortable existence disrupted, he sees a chance to build a life and relationship where he is more than just his position.

Thrown into the princes’ orbit, Amelia discover that maybe the perfect man for her isn’t the prince she expected. Will Amelia get her fairytale ending, or will the pressures of life in the spotlight be too much to bear?

This feel-good romantic comedy about love, friendship and tiaras is perfect for fans of American Royals and The Royal We.




{EXCERPT}

“I know it’s been a long day, but would you like to come back with me for dinner? Lucy and Emma are coming over for a post-trip debrief, and I’m sure they’d like to see you.”

“I’d love to, but I promised Penny I’d have dinner with her. She’ll disown me for sure if I stand her up.”

“Are you sure? Am I going to have to get down on my knees and beg?”

Now that’s an image. How am I meant to say no to that?

“Alright, I’ll come for dinner. But I’m going to have to leave early—eight p.m. at the latest. Don’t let me lose track of time.”

“I wouldn’t dream of it.”

Walters is standing squinting out the window as the flight attendant disarms the door. He turns around and walks towards us.

“Excuse me, Your Highness. It seems we have an issue.”

“What’s the matter?”

“There are photographers on the runway. We’ve called airport security, but it may take a while to clear them.”

“Are the cars ready to go outside?”

“Yes, sir.”

“In that case, let’s just get to the cars quickly and head out.”

“Are you sure, sir?”

“Yes, quite sure. I don’t want to spend an hour waiting for airport security to deal with it.”

“As you wish, sir,” Walters responds. He strides back to the door and nods to the flight attendant who opens the door.

With the door open, Walters walks towards the stairs with Edmund and me following behind.

“What are we having for dinner then? Have you got your chef on standby?”

“I’ll have you know that I don’t have a chef.”

“But you can order food from the kitchens at the other apartments, right?”

“Well, yes, Helena has extra kitchen staff, so they can cater for the rest of us. But that’s not the same as having my own dedicated chef.”

“Oh, of course not, Your Highness. You’re the picture of the everyman. The public would never question the cost of the monarchy again if they knew you were here sharing chefs,” I say, rolling my eyes.

No response. Eddie is frozen at the door with his back to me. Oops, maybe that one went too far.

“Hey, I’m sorry. It was just a joke…”

“It’s not you,” Eddie says stiffly. “It’s them.”

My gaze follows Eddie’s hand as he gestures out the door to the runway. On the ground is a pack of at least forty people with cameras and microphones. There are flashbulbs going off everywhere and photographers and reporters jostling and yelling over each other, trying to get our attention. This is not what I pictured when Walters said there were photographers here.

Watching the scene down on the ground, I try to figure out how so many people got here so fast. Is this what it’s always like when Eddie goes out? There were reporters following us around in Kenya, but it was nothing like this. They were a small group of pre-approved professionals. Something about this pack is far rougher and more volatile.

“What do we do?”

“They’ve already seen us, so I say we keep our heads down and get to the cars as fast as possible. You’d better head back to your flat. If they get photos of us going into KP together, things are going to escalate quickly.”

“Right, of course. Okay, I guess I’ll head home.”

Eddie walks down the steep stairs and I follow, watching my feet and trying to pretend that this is a totally normal experience that I am completely fine with. The facade doesn’t last long.

Halfway down the stairs, the wind dies down and I’m hit by a wall of sound. Everyone on the ground is yelling. Reporters are shouting questions, airport security officers are screaming at the reporters to move back and Walters and the PPOs are urging Eddie and me to move faster and get to the cars. Making my way across the tarmac to the car, I keep my head down and catch bits and pieces of the questions being hurled at Eddie through the chaos.

“Why did you cheat, Edmund?”

“What did Sibella say?”

“Give us a kiss!”

“How long have you been seeing her?”

After what seems like an hour, I make it to the car, and a PPO opens the door and starts pushing me in. As he does, I look up and see a lone reporter with floppy brown hair and tortoise-shell glasses staring at me. Not Eddie, me. “Oi, Amelia! How does it feel to finally catch a prince?” Before he can say anything else, I’m shoved into the backseat and the door slams shut next to me.

“Camden, is it, ma’am?” the driver asks, looking at me in the rear-view mirror.

“Pardon?”

“We’re headed to an address in Camden?”

“Oh, yes. Thank you.”

“Don’t worry, ma’am,” he says, his eyes softening. “You’ll get used to it.”

AUTHOR BIO:


Hi! I'm Alice. I'm so glad you're here.

I write funny stories about people falling in love. Mainly princes and princesses because I'm a bit of a royal family tragic. Also because writing about royalty is the closest I'll ever come to wearing a tiara that isn't made of plastic.

I live in Australia with my husband and three small humans. In my seventeen seconds of free time each day I love reading romantic comedies, watching cheesy Netflix movies and baking cakes which I absolutely do not eat most of myself.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

πŸ”– RELEASE BLAST πŸ”– Just One Night by Carly Phillips {REVIEW}



Just One Night by Carly Phillips

Release Date: April 20th 2021 by CP Publishing
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

She’s the woman he can’t live without.

The one he can’t risk screwing up their relationship by sleeping with her.


Linc Kingston doesn’t accept anything less than perfection. Not in his billion-dollar business or in his personal life. He has it all. Except one thing. His personal assistant and best friend in his bed, moaning his name. No matter how much Linc wants her, she’s completely off-limits.

Jordan Greene grew up the daughter of the housekeeper at the Kingston estate, where she met and bonded with Linc at a young age, despite their economic differences. But no matter how close they are now or how much their attraction simmers beneath the surface, they’re still from two different worlds. Besides, Jordan isn’t about to risk losing her best friend for one sensual night.

Jordan might be the only woman who can handle Linc and his domineering, bossy attitude, but beneath that gruff exterior is a vulnerable man who, despite his wealth, has had a less-than-charmed life. And when Linc’s father dies, she’s there for him—unwavering in her friendship.

Until one night of passion and a positive pregnancy test changes everything. 



AUDIO - Connor Crais and Mckenzie Cartwright! 



My Review:

Carly Phillips delivers a great friends-to-lovers romance in Just One Night, the first book in The Kingston Family series. It’s heartwarming, emotional, steamy and a great start to the series.

Linc Kingston had the best upbringing his parents could have given him, full of wealth and opportunities at his finger tips. As the oldest of his siblings he is used to taking care of them, but now that his dad recently passed away, Linc is expected to run the family business, Kingston Enterprises. But just as he is starting to take over, Linc finds out that his dad fathered an illegitimate daughter, one who was raised in foster homes growing up. Horrified at his dad’s decision for not brining his daughter to his family, Linc vows to make things better for her now that he is able to so. Yet, he isn’t sure how his sister is going to react and that’s when he enlists the help of his best friend and assistant to go with him to meet Aurora.

Jordan Greene grew up with him at the Kingston estate and they’ve always had a strong bond despite their economic differences. It’s throughout the years that Linc has developed feelings for her, but he is very aware of his father’s indiscretions with his assistants and he doesn’t want to repeat that. Needless to say, seeing Jordan interact with Aurora makes him see Jordan in a new light. He realizes that he doesn’t want to lose her and it’ll would take a turn of events to put their friendship on the line as well as a possible future together.

Growing up as the daughter of the housekeeper at the Kingston estate, Jordan Green was able to create a strong bond with Linc. He always had her back and she is grateful to him for giving her a job where she earns more than she’d ever dreamed when growing up. When they meet Aurora, Jordan is able to relate to how she reacts to the Kingston wealth and the fear of not fitting in. Jordan has always had feelings for Linc, but she will always be the housekeeper’s daughter to everyone around them and for that she has always had her guard up. But it’s while helping Aurora transition into her new life that Jordan begins to wonder if maybe she can fit with the family and tell Linc that they might actually belong together. Little did they know that their lives were about to change forever.

I loved reading Just One Night, it’s evident from the start that the characters have chemistry and an undeniable bond. They have to work through obstacles in order to be together, but when they do the story takes a twist of events to keep you at the edge of your seat. I loved the interactions with the rest of the Kingston siblings and I cannot wait to read the rest of the series. If you love a good steamy friends-to-lovers story then I would highly recommend checking out the book and any other books by the author. You will not regret it! :)

**I received an advanced copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.**

My Rating:



Meet Carly Phillips:

NY Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller, Carly Phillips gives her readers Alphalicious heroes to swoon for and romance to set your heart on fire. She married her college sweetheart and lives in Purchase, NY along with her three crazy dogs: two wheaten terriers and a mutant Havanese, who are featured on her Facebook and Instagram. The author of 50 romance novels, she has raised two incredible daughters who put up with having a mom as a full time writer. Carly’s book, The Bachelor, was chosen by Kelly Ripa as a romance club pick and was the first romance on a nationally televised bookclub. Carly loves social media and interacting with her readers. Want to keep up with Carly? Sign up for her newsletter (below) and receive TWO FREE books at www.carlyphillips.com


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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

πŸ”– BLOG TOUR πŸ”– The Act by Stella Gray {REVIEW}




The Act by Stella Gray 

Release Date: April 13th 2021
Series: Charade #2
Genres: Romance, Contemporary

It was always going to end in heartbreak.

You can't pretend-marry the man you secretly love and escape unscathed.

Ford has never hesitated to ask for my help before, but this is the farthest he's asked me to go. Not that I ever say no to him.

Even when I know I should.

Sleeping with my husband is the best worst idea possible.

It's everything I dreamed it would be.

But everything to me is nothing to him.

And he's not the only one I've made promises to.




My Review:

The story just keep getting better, as the second book in the Charade Trilogy, The Act truly focused on the characters’s dynamic as they go through ups and downs in their marriage. It was emotional, sizzling and the shocking twist at the end will leave you wanting for more.

Ford Malone has always been there for Emzee Zoric, ever since she was bullied at school. It was in that moment that she started to see him as her savior and the two became inseparable ever since. So when he asked her to be his wife for a year in order to get his mom off his back for not being with someone of her choosing, Emzee agreed to help. It’s now their wedding day and things feel extremely awkward between them. What should have been the best day of her life, it doesn’t feel that way for Emzee. She is constantly reminded of how their relationship has a time frame and she doesn’t know if Ford has any feelings for her. Emzee will always have his back, but she can’t help but wonder how Ford is going to react when he finds out about the deal she made with his parents. As the two start their new life together, they are seeing each other in a new light. They are now married and they have to figure out how to comprise with each other. Yet, the more time they spend together, the more she realizes just how hard is going to be to let Ford go after their year is over.

Ever since Ford asked Emzee if she loved him, it was hard to find out that she didn’t. It was hard for him to understand at the beginning, because they’ve always had that connection to fall back on. Now they are married and their dynamic feels different and he is set on doing anything possible to make her see that he wants to give their marriage a real chance. But when his ex comes into the picture, their relationship is put on the line and he’ll have to do everything in his power to convince Emzee that he truly loves her before it’s too late.

I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Act, it felt a lot emotional and it kept me at the edge of my seat until the very end. The book mainly focuses on their marriage, there isn’t a lot on the mafia and how it’s going to affect her family. I’m definitely intrigued to see how the third book handles all of that, especially after the shocking ending to the book. It’s clear from the start that the characters have chemistry and now that they are married, they are able to explore that further without worrying about their friendship. All in all, it was truly an enjoyable read and I cannot wait to read the last book in the trilogy. Would highly recommend checking out the books, the just keep getting better!

**I received an advanced copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.**

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About The Author:

Stella Gray is an emerging author of contemporary romance. When she is not writing, Stella loves to read, hike, knit and cuddle with her greyhound.


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Monday, April 19, 2021

πŸ”– BLOG TOUR πŸ”– How to Nail a Stud by Katharine Sadler {EXCERPT + GIVEAWAY!}




How to Nail a Stud by Katharine Sadler

Release Date: April 16th 2021
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance

Shel is tired of dating men who don’t appreciate her rock and roll wardrobe or her tomboy tendencies. She’s swearing off dating, and she is not going to give another moment’s thought to the hot single dad next door. She is not going to waste a single moment dwelling on his muscles or his eyes or the way he plays with his adorable six-year-old daughter.

Max has made mistakes, he’s been a terrible father, and he has no problem spending the rest of his life atoning by being the best, most devoted parent he can possibly be. A devoted father does not have wicked thoughts about his sexy neighbor, and he most certainly does not consider an actual relationship.

Except, he can’t stop thinking about Shel, and he’s not sure what to do about it. 



{EXCERPT}

Shel wiped one greasy hand on her worn out jeans and stood. It'd taken some work to clean the air filter, change the oil, oil the chain, and wash her motorcycle, especially in the heat of midday, springtime Las Vegas, but it was worth it. Her baby looked practically new and ready for anything. She propped her hands on her hips, Nature’s Mother rocking her ears through her earbuds, and stepped back to check out her work from another angle.

She tripped over something warm and furry. Her body tilted and she windmilled her arms to try and recover her balance, but there was no stopping her descent. She yelped and twisted just enough to see Addy Mason's blond braids and the black and white fur of her St. Bernard, Rabbit, before warm hands wrapped around her biceps and pushed her back up to a stand.

Yanking out her earbuds, she spun and found herself face to face with her neighbor, Max Mason. Shel swallowed hard and did her best to look like she hadn't nearly eaten asphalt.

Why had she never learned to be cool? Spending a good portion of her life on the road with rock bands should have taught her, but no dice.

She forced a smile and Max's brow furrowed. Damn it, she'd smiled weird.

"Sorry." He gestured to his six-year-old daughter. "She ran over here before I could stop her. Your dog settled right behind you to visit with her."

Shel didn't have to force a smile when she looked down at Addy. The little girl was always welcome in her yard to visit with Rabbit.

It was because of Addy that Shel even knew Max's name. She'd also learned from the talkative little girl that Max worked hard as a construction foreman, that he gave the best hugs, and that he used funny voices when he read to Addy.

Shel had figured out all on her own that Max had piercing blue eyes, a body packed with muscle, and an ass that looked equally good in running shorts, jeans, and cargo pants.

She'd learned nothing from Max directly, because he'd never said more than a brief hello to her in passing. As sweet as Addy was, Max was curt and borderline rude. She'd gotten the message, to her disappointment, that he wasn't interested in getting to know her better.

AUTHOR BIO:


Katharine Sadler lives with her husband in North Carolina. She’s been writing since she was ten and has wanted to be a writer even longer. When she’s not writing or otherwise gainfully occupied, she reads like it’s an addiction, exercises, skis whenever she gets the chance, and adds more books to her Amazon wish list.

Visit her on the web at www.KatharineSadler.com.


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